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A Case of forced Union: How Dems used Puerto Rico as Socialist Petri Dish

Posted in HR 2499, Opinion (Political), puerto rico government, puerto rico politics, puerto rico statehood, socialism in us on April 29, 2010 by AN Security

“Things are seldom what they seem, skim milk masquerades as cream…”

Stop thinking Puerto Rico as just some warm place where you can spend your $$ while sipping a fruity drink with an umbrella sticking out of the glass.

Shacking up is never a good deal. It tips the balance of power leaving one side hanging on waiting for legitimacy while the other continues to victimize the other. At first, Puertorrican leaders wanted to assure independence after the Spanish American war but got a different deal instead. Having been liberated from Spanish rule, the colony ended up in a relationship where it was set up for failure from day one.  Now count one hundred years from that moment and tell me what you see.

Just so we’re clear, this post is not about trying to get word out that something is going on as though it is a surprising event because it is an old political issue and most Americans have never wanted to pay attention to it until now. Of course the fact that whatever Glenn Beck put out on his radio – which I listen to the following morning – or his television program gets a lot of publicity. Perhaps this should have been presented to the public long ago but I know Glenn hasn’t been around that long and neither have I. The deal with Puerto Rico’s inability to arrive at a decision on whether to join the union or remain a colony – call it free associated state, it doesn’t matter the name. It is still an entity with full citizenship but no congressional representation – the real problem is cultural first then political and soon will be served before you.

To be honest, I think it’s a dependency game that the master has decided to break off now that the experiment is pretty Many people will disagree with this concept but hear me out. When the HR 2499 story came out it rated small blurbs online, one letter to the editor on the Washington Times and nothing else. There was no outrage or big news bells and whistles going off but that’s okay. That was back around fall-winter 2009 and Mr. Obama had not taken over the reigns but its time would come.  There is something about every one hundred years that just screams for freedom. Sometimes it’s a nice surprise behind door # 1 but we end up with chaos, revolution, war instead. This is no different. The issue was lack of  understanding because to most Americans the problem was just some abstraction best handled by Washington, just like everything else. So here it is and now everyone is upset about what a rogue Congress is proposing to do. And don’t forget to tie this into the current situation in Arizona where illegal aliens have practically overrun the state and endangered its citizens with high crime rates and other social malladies. The time is right to dig deep into the bandoliere and search for that special ammo the progressive scum have been saving for so long. Here it is. But first a few things I’d like to dispell some historical and factual inconsistencies.

The island really is still a Spanish colony in heart and mind and it never was allowed to be integrated fully into mainstream American culture or politics. It was allowed to grow at its own pace, reaching its industrial boom (or revolution) following WWII and allowed to become psychologically independent from the US. Forget that the local political leadership wanted to bargain for independence after the Spanish American war and the best deal that both sides could come up with (no actually the US shoved this deal they could not refuse) was to become what it is today. Puerto Rico’s government though modeled after the US Constitution still bears some marks from the old Spanish form of governance and often the European socialist mentality clashes with the way the US does business. The establishment of a dependent ‘state’ with benefits that do not extend to congressional representation, I’ll say again that was wrong in the first place and was done as such on purpose. You can’t have viable crises or examples of discrimination to exploit without a victim, can you? In this case it’s about4 million people who will be affected, not counting how the tipping of the balance of power now will affect other states of the union. As a side argument,

The initiative has been pushed hard by Steny Hoyer – my fingers feeling dirty just typing his name – This is not going to be one of my most comprehensive posts but hey, you can always look this up on your own. I’m not holding anyone hostage. The first thing I’d like to clarify is

PUERTO RICANS PAY TAXES….LOTS AND LOTS OF TAXES

Amazingly enough locals are just as curiously ignorant of their taxation agreements with the mainland US and probably can’t mention how they pay these taxes. Puerto Rico is subject to all taxes paid to the federal government with the exception of federal income tax but that’s really no break because they do pay into the dreaded social security and medicare through payroll deductions and imported goods to name a few.  Also if local residents work for the federal government there they pay federal income taxes. The local state tax is pretty high considering the average annual salary is around $25k and the goverment is the largest employer on the island. The great “Paro nacional” a few months ago shut down the island as scores of people walked away from their jobs which was mostly government so everything stopped. There is no such thing as a budget and prices for everything have been on a sickeningly upward move. What goes up must come crashing down. That’s the way it goes. Notice how the hardcore socialists are licking their chops and waiting for the cue to jump in and seal the deal. It’s about the biggest tree on the yard and all the other plants are going to die.

So no, Puerto Rico does not reject the prospect of statehood because they want to shirk their taxation, on the contrary, they think their cultural identity will be taken away which is a fallacy. They’re probably taxed as much as Californians and their incomes and cost of life issues even worse. Multiculturalism there has destroyed their real culture and given way to high crime, drug murders and overall destruction of the family. Liberalism has been at play from day one and it’s done a great job.

If you don’t want to live in a welfare state and you’re outraged at the abusive treatment of a people on a small island it’s 100 years too late unless you pick up the phone and tell your congressmen to wake up, look up history and see that what is about to take place will extend beyond just granting Puerto Rico state status. Ethically and morally it was the right thing to do 100 years ago but that wasn’t in the cards. The progressive movement, and now I’m really tired of hearing the term, needed to test the strategy and a small, out-of-the-way foreign speaking former colony was a perfect petri dish. The beaurocracy is so massive on this small island that even the buildings can accommodate thousands of people and that should tell the observer just how dependent these people are on government. It’s not exactly that they want it as the local government is so inept and corrupt and though the voters know it they still vote them in because of name recognition or political ignorance. They vote along party lines and it’s all better then complain then start the dependency cycle all over again.

This legislation is about the most blatant act to further disenfranchise – and mind you I never use that word ever – and actually perpetuates the discriminatory and ‘racial’ – treatment of Puertoricans. The liberals set up the system of dependency that will always make these people look like a bunch of lazy moochers who only want to get money from the federal government and don’t want to work. If the feds would stay the hell out of the Commonwealth and out of the states’ sovereignty and allow for free markets to flourish again then there would be no need to dump public funds into everything! The Progressive Party (Blue) hides behind the Republican shield while the Popular (People’s is the correct translation) Democratic Party (Red) fights for Commonwealth status to remain even though they are card-carrying FDR libs themselves, perhaps a notch above the progressive part but not by much. The independence party bears a green flag but I’m sure you’re not interested in that right now.

The New Progressive Party  while very much pro-American and pro-statehood, is really another brand of liberalism. These guys have been using scare tactics, violence and voter fraud since the turn of the 20th century. Don’t be fooled into believing these people are conservatives because they call themselves Republicans….a name is just a name until we see their deeds. This is the proof. There is a huge labor union presence on the island (yes SEIU runs hotels/plus teamsters just to name a few) so you should know right away that things can get violent if the right triggers are applied. The People’s (Popular) Democratic Party in the meantime, as well-intentioned as it is, has always played the social justice card and advocates just as much government control as the PNP.  The party of Bread, Liberty and Homeland is socialism as soft-porn, just a little less violent but nonetheless pro-big government. They’re no help kind of like RINOs. They don’t break the law with that in-your-face attitude then when caught whistle a nice tune and tap their feet while thugs work you over for distraction. If this bill passes the economic situation on the island will spiral completely out of control and that’s just a breath away believe me, as scores of people are on the verge of being unemployed because of lack of government jobs, lack of industries that create real jobs and increasing cost of living! This is the final blow for America because as I reported before this is all an experiment and believe me, the stuff growing in that petri dish is oozing over the edge and spilling all over the place. It will travel faster than you think. Today, call your representative and stop a great injustice. Any of you Republicans in Congress voting for this atrocity will pay dearly as you are about to unleash great harm upon this great land. And don’t get me started on the illegal aliens taking over the mainland because it’s already happening on this little island…here comes the blob people! Whatever the left does do not fall for this fantastic account later on this summer when they claim that not allowing PR to become a state is racist! Do not fall for that trap. Fight this because it’s opening the door for much more and we’re not in a good position right now.

You may want to re-read Dining with Uber Libs it may have been a funny piece to some people at the time, but I was doing my best to bring in some focus into this problem. Now we can see just how connected and how relevant this situation is and should have been monitoring it long ago. It is everybody’s problem.

No Love for Tiny Tim

Posted in amish and muslims excluded from obamacare, cass sunstein, death panels, eugenics, ezekiel emmanuel, health care bill does not cover kid's pre-existing conditions, health czar, obamacare, Opinion (Political), socialism in us on March 31, 2010 by AN Security

“This year, tens of thousands of uninsured Americans with a preexisting condition and parents whose children have a preexisting condition will finally be able to purchase the coverage they need,” said Barack Obama.

We might as well send little children afflicted with pre-existing conditions to the glue factory now. Just exactly how can anyone in this country who’s for Obamacare can support or even be ignorant of such a blatant slap on the face for millions of parents who have kids with medical needs? Or for that matter maybe that $7 Billion section of the bill to build the infrastructure of wellness is designed to make them better, who knows. Nobody knows what’s in this stupid bill!

How about this isn’t an oversight at all but just the beginning of a long road to people control and death panels? Certainly if we eliminate those people in society who are not perfect and get them while they’re young then we won’t have to look after them at all in their adulthood. They won’t be a burden will they? This should make many of you wonder what percentage of the content in this bill can be attributed to Ezekiel Emanuel and Cass Sunstein because this is starting to look like the beginning of a world that’s a cross between Logan’s Run (don’t get old) and the Island of Doctor Moreau? That’s right, remember that these are the guys who think that if people are not young and perfect (they certainly are ugly and worthless and I don’t see anyone trying to kill them). Remember that Sunstein is the guy who thinks that your organs can be taken from a dying person without their consent because organs belong to the state? Next thing we know vivisections will be the rigour in obtaining spare parts for humans. It’s not just a theory, I call it the way I see it. Maybe they need the organs for some other purpose, you don’t believe me look at Henry Waxman, if he’s not an island escapee…

Really, are we sure that was an oversight?

How about this exclusion of two religious groups from the health care bill? Is there something about the Amish people that screams ‘don’t force me to be insured by the government?’ I’m not trying to be overly negative here but looking at the Amish propensity for genetic disorders which would tend to be expensive wouldn’t someone like these death panel Czars want to do right by them? Again, if people are not perfect, then it’s bye bye for them so why leave them out of government-issued health care? Who is to say that perhaps these people will be isolated and advance health care measures not offered? After all, they have to pay for services just like the rest of us even without insurance, so what’s the government plan for them?  Sounds like Eugenics at work here, the basis for the Death Panels which is something even the  media drones are falling for as usual. I’m not sure what that is about but don’t trust anyone in this administration with this mystery bill.

Now the same exception being applied to muslims, that’s something completely different.  You see, technically islam prohibits insurance because it’s a form of gambling – come to think of it, I agree; health care reform now IS gambling!

My Allah is better than your Allah

- so they can’t be forced to purchase it. So are muslims going to be the protected majority now? First they want exclusions from  searches at airports because of their ‘religious’ beliefs now they don’t get to participate in socialized health care like the rest of the country. But it’s okay, preferential treatment is not the problem here, is it?

Propaganda and Culture Wars: Re-writing history

Posted in education, Howard Zinn, Opinion (Political), propaganda, socialism in us on December 15, 2009 by AN Security

A woman called the Glenn Beck radio show recently complaining that at her high school the teachers posted pictures of Chairman Mao, one of the most reviled figures in world history. Oh, I remember, this was right after that weirdo Anita Dunn was caught on video talking about, who else, Chairman Mao. Maybe the schools think there isn’t ‘equal’ representation of historical personages and just wanted to include mass-murderers. It’s practically the lion chasing the gazelle and the encounter is in its final phase; the submission of the lesser creature to the dominant one. But I’m being cryptic here aren’t I? I am talking about how information affects people’s thinking and not only that, it is the lack of good information that forces people into apathy, into letting go of common sense and desire to survive and thrive in this country. That is precisely the kind of war we are fighting but many Americans just don’t see it. I fear the book burning wagon, well except those books I just described, they don’t even make good kindling for a long winter but I mean all other knowledge. Where will this propaganda machine take us? I guess down the road to social justice by teaching kids that America stinks, according to the History Channel – mind you, I will not watch any of your shows again, even if I go into convulsions – thinks that the program The People Speak , which aired last night, is a fair representation of American history.

Boo!

But look at the forces pushing this program: Hollywood types of course but there’s more. Howard Zinn, who claims to be a historian (I digress), has a different view of the world and he wants everyone to fall in line with his vision. His Zinn Education Project is a sickening network of subversive academic programs that break down what you and I know into a make-belief world where the United States is the perpetrator of great crimes against humanity.

“I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don’t BELIEVE in it. It’s not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don’t need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.”

What kind of crap is this? You only need possibility? Well, then that explains why The Token in Chief can give himself a B- grade without having any positive or qualified accomplishments since he took office, so why not? Just about every person in his cabinet lacks appropriate experience for their jobs. Frankly, I’m tired of this effort from the left to re-write history in order to turn children and feeble minded adults into drones who will jump off a cliff like lemmings on command. Again, never take anything they sell you at face value; there is a hidden cost, always. I spoke about the history of tyranny being defeated in the name of liberty in my first post. This is an ongoing theme throughout the history of humanity. Zinn’s empire extends to two other networks, Rethinking Schools which here breaks down what really happened the first thanksgiving day and Teaching for Change which by the way bears the motto: ‘Building social justice starting in the classroom.’

Look at the Zinn Education Report I saw a couple of racially based organizations listed as partners or contributors. Ummm, fascinating. I saw the keywords, “RAZA” (Race) and “MULTICULTURAL” “TOLERANCE” “CHANGE” and got really uncomfortable. I don’t like it one bit. I don’t like the names of some of the other ‘supporters’ either. Look them up.

Okay, I’ve had enough. Look at the report. This actually goes beyond propaganda. This is a full-blown movement. Take a look at their books while you’re at it.

Will you permit the information to reach your kids and cross your fingers and hope they grow up to be sensible adults? I’m not going to go all Montag here and though I would not advocate the burning of books, but damn. How can we allow what knowledge we have, this huge pool of wonderful ideas and creative workings of the human mind to be replaced by fictitiously distorted and vulgar historical alternatives? On the other hand, there is a dire need to find a suitable way to rid our society from hazardous materials that could damage America’s children in the future. Let’s not give these Marxists the chance take control of what we learn and what we feel. We should not allow these people to destroy our way of life through our children. What better way to control the mind than to manipulate information and shape behavior that is in concert with their communist utopian world?

Here are some other jewels of the new educational revolution:

Teaching plan: America ‘an oppressive hellhole’

University outlines re-education for those who hold ‘wrong’ views

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=117313

Kids to meet Marx in school

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/12/07/next-week-on-the-history-channel-hollywood-stars-introduce-your-kids-to-marxism/

Historian Zinn Blames America for 9/11

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/bighollywood/2009/12/09/howard-zinn-blames-america-for-911/

Dining with Uber Libs: surviving in hostile territory

Posted in Opinion (Political), puerto rico politics, socialism in us on December 1, 2009 by AN Security

My eldest brother is excited about his new iPhone thingy. On the drive home from his lawyer’s office as he drove with one hand he managed to work the phone’s pad with the other hand, swerving a bit. He showed me a picture of a couple and a baby standing next to Obama. He had downloaded it from a childhood friend’s computer because the friend said the woman in the picture was his daughter holding his grandkid and her husband a Secret Service agent. The picture made sense then. His friend is excited about it he shows it to everyone. When I asked him how long the son-in-law has been with the service my brother said a while and he knew this because his friend made sure to ask his daughter not to show the picture of the family posing with George W. Bush to anyone.

He didn’t want to ruin their reputation, he said.

I made a comment I won’t repeat here but I had to look out the window at passing cars instead as we waited for the traffic light to change. Watching paint would have been more comforting. So I changed the subject. The radio announcer quipped about a rumor that the current Puerto Rican governor, Mr. Luis Fortuño would be running for president on Sarah Palin’s ticket in 2012. Mr. Fortuño enjoys as much hatred from the populace as does Mrs. Palin (at least from the kook left, but not for the same reasons) so the pairing kind of made sense; as a joke of course. However I’ve read the story in the news and on the web a lot so it started to sound a bit disturbing. My brother shook his head.

“Oh, that Palin, I don’t know about her. I think it would be a bad mistake to let her run for anything.”

The passing cars no longer interested me.

“What do you mean? How do you know about her?”

“Well, on television programs I’ve watched. In the news…”

“Yeah, but what is the problem with Palin?”

“Uh, well, she’s just not that apt to run anything of importance…now that Hillary…I’d be happy to support her!”

“You obviously don’t know anything about US politics. Hillary isn’t even qualified to run her own household, let alone a country.”

“Well, yeah, Palin is just bad…”

I wasn’t about to waste time with this conversation but just as I was about to launch my best argument against nothing, he turned up the volume on the radio, playing some annoying song. I just looked at him.

“So, is our conversation over?”

“No, I want to drown out that loud music from two cars over!”

Uh huh. I asked him if he wanted to go out for steaks and the music ceased.

“Sure!”

I’d allow my capitalist money to buy lunch, no problem. We can pick this up some other time but for the most part when I mention socialism and their state of dependency I get three different reactions. But I’ll leave that for another day. I’ve been bombarded by the sights and sounds of big government I’m really tired, and curious, and shocked and worried. Little itchy bumps have a tendency to grow into big bloated rashes that spread all over. So I’ve been studying this problem from the smallest and observing its development in a larger scale and there is reason to worry.

I feel like Julie Andrews and Paul Newman in Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain in that I must be the only conservative amongst 3 to 4 million people. Talk about hostile territory. In the movie, the good guys have to fight their way out of East Germany. I grew up surrounded by socialists. I broke away from that and come back and visit and see it’s stronger now.

If you don’t think that socialism is possible, that it cannot take hold of our lives stealthily, think again. This process can take a hundred years easily. Well, in Puerto Rico a little more than one hundred years have passed. It’s like looking into a petri dish of things to come on a greater scale and it’s spreading. Always pay attention to the smallest things; they sometimes reveal the greater changes to come.

I’m not done telling this story.

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