Wisdom From Granddad
~ Fox Northstar
It seems that I am turning into Granddad. As I am a Navy brat, Dad was
never around as much as we would have liked him to be, and Mom refused
to move from duty station to duty station. As such, we lived with the
grandparents, and Granddad was my main male influence. I bet he’s
looking down and laughing his butt off. But on to bigger things…
I believe the government has a program to dumb down the citizenry. As
they discovered with our people, and those at Waco and Ruby Ridge,
force does not work. Part of what bothers me is seeing how many
Anglos actually fall for it. I will offer a few items as proof:
First, I just love those commercials that ask me “Why would you shop
anywhere else?” Simple, really. I find your ads annoying. As such,
I refuse to spend money in your business. To do so just adds to your
bankroll to produce more annoying commercials. You know, I’d rather
travel a little further, or spend a little more than be a hypocrite by
complaining about your trash and supporting it.
Another one that sticks in my craw is the ads begging for money to
support children overseas. Really? Where are the ads to help our own
tired, hungry and poor? Should not we take care of our own first? I
admit that I’m not well off enough to support ANY donations (pensions
aren’t that big), but I will be damned if I would send money overseas
and ignore our own. My ex liked to point out that those families
could not feed themselves, yet they could afford to get the kids ears
pierced, and have silver earrings. She may have been on to something
Another thing that irks me (while I’m on world policy), why is it
always left to the United States to police the world? Since World War II, we have
been called upon to police Korea (still there), Vietnam (run out on a
rail), Kuwait (for big oil), Afghanistan (terrorists?) and Iraq
(non-existent WMDs). Can anyone explain what benefit we got from any
of those? All I see is poor folk fighting for the rich man. Put a
few of the fat cats and politicians on the front lines, and I bet
things would change….and fast! Only the dumbing down program explains
any tolerance for any of these. We woke up in the 70’s and got out of
southeast Asia because we were smarter then. What happened? Why have
we become so blind that we cannot or will not see the later battles
were as bad, if not worse, than Vietnam? Until we can get our own
house in order, what right do we have cramming the Anglo views down
anyone else’s throats?
The one that raises my hackles the most is the one from the ASPCA.
No, I do not condone cruelty to animals, but the “gimmee” ads make no
sense to me. Consider what they spend on advertizing—it’s got to be
in the millions when you consider that TV time isn’t cheap and the
frequency of the ads they run. To add insult to injury, they offer a
magazine subscription and some other “gift” (a jacket or gripsack).
It seems to me if they didn’t spend that money on those giveaways,
four-color printing and TV time, they might not need to cry poverty.
After all, we all know where our local SPCA and shelters are, so we
can donate there. In that, we are supporting our own communities.
(And kudos to the pet food manufacturers who donate. My latest rescue,
Bella, came home with her first bag of food!)
PBS should make note of that as well. If you have to bribe people
with gifts (during their fund-raising campaigns), aren’t you wasting
the money you already have?
That brings me to the debacle which may or may not have happened by
deadline. I am so sick and tired of people bitching about Congress.
We had our chance in November and the dumbing down showed itself. 90%
of incumbents were re-elected, and Congress still doesn’t work
together. What do you idiots think? If you put the same morons back
in office, nothing will change. Granddad used to say, “The definition
of insanity is repeating the same behavior and expecting different
results.” This past election is proof positive of that.
Another thing, we have the largest deficit in history, and they want
to cut taxes? They are not considering the next seven generations, as
they will foot the bill if something isn’t done….and soon. Aren’t we
supposed to the leave world a better place than we found it? I did a
little research on income tax (this is the centennial of the passage
of the Act), and discovered something really interesting. During the
Golden Age of the 1950’s, anyone making over $200K paid 70% income
tax. Do you think anyone remembers that when the rich carry their
fair share, everyone (including them) benefits? Government FOR the
people means even us poor folk, who carry more than our share. Don’t
believe me? Then look for yourself:
Hopefully, you will be as ticked off as I am.
I can think of two solutions, one being a flat tax across the board,
everyone paying the same chunk. It works in Scandinavia. But my
favorite is to limit the disposable income of the greedy ones to
equal that of an “average” middle-class family. Tax them to that
point. It would make many luxuries obsolete, but why not? Most of
those are made overseas anyway. Plus, it would bring the deficit down
that much quicker.
I just love how the big oil companies brag about their record profits.
We got to pay taxes on the finished product, so why not limit how
much they can profit?
Another piece of Anglo idiocy is minimum wage. Who do you think pays
for that in the long run? We do! Do you think the corporations
absorb that? Hell NO! They pass it along, driving up the prices of
everything and negating any positive effect it might have. It is a
self-defeating spiral to all too many who are too blind to see. More
On a more pleasant note, I applaud the citizenry of Washington state
and Colorado for their daring to fly in the face of the Feds and
legalize hemp. Once they get it figured out, they have a new and
untapped (as yet) source of revenue, a users’ fee if you will. (I’m
thinking it might be time to move back to the Rockies!) Why not?
They tax the bejesus out of tobacco and alcohol.
Another thing that’s got me steamed at present: gun control! I have
no problem with background checks, but criminals don’t go through
them. Once we become unarmed, that removes fear from the bad guys. So
much for the system of checks and balances. And I will be damned if I am not going to be prepared. Fortunately, I live in Vermont, and we are firm
believers in the Second Amendment. Also, I will not register my guns
until we have to register ALL our constitutional rights. It ain’t
anyone’s business but my own. I’m well known in town by all the local
and state law enforcement as I worked as a postal clerk for years.
Yeah, they know I am an opinionated S-O-B, but they agree for the most
part (though not “officially”).
I realize that Whisper n Thunder is for we of First Nations, and these seem to be
Anglo problems, but they are running the show…for now. And what
affects them affects us; the trickle down effect. With some effort on
our part, we can….nay MUST….get them to listen. Should we fail, we
are all doomed.
Next time, I’m going to take on religion. My buddy Russ has suggested
it, and I’m all for it. If I haven’t gotten under your skin here, I will then.
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