Look, guys, I know that all this death and suffering can bring you down. But, look, it’s all part of the plan, and, after all, you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs. You might have to go through a few cartons to get it right. But at the end, those of us left will be brunching on some fine vittles.
This country has been moving in the wrong direction for almost a century. See, economy, business, it all goes in cycles: Up, down, around. If you’re smart, you’ll get enough money to ride it all out. Unfortunately, we got hit with a big bump back in 1929. Things got so bad, that our boys got swamped by the malcontents and subversives and we ended up with a bunch of crypto commies, fifth columnists, and pinkos running the show.
That damn Roosevelt took the opportunity to put organised labour and socialist policies in the driving seat and things have been going downhill since then. Finally, though, the good guys are back in the center chair. The problem is, the welfare queens, rapists, bleeding-hearters, Euro-lovers, and poor old American Joe have gotten too used to the gravy. The good old boys have gone soft and they’ve forgotten how to fend for themselves.
This whole thing disrupted God’s natural order, in which the large and in-charge do the talking, and those too stupid or lazy to become rich have to live with their bad choices. Big labour and socialism created this large middle class, which has more clout than it deserves and doesn’t know what’s good for them. We’ve got to put them back in their place, living hand-to-mouth, and too afraid to ask for raises or health care plans.
There are only a few things that government is good for – police and intelligence to suppress the subversives in our midst and make sure that the public follows God’s laws and a military strong enough to make sure foreigners don’t interfere with what American business wants.
Thank the stars for people like Grover Norquist who know how to bring back the real America. We’ve got to show people that government can’t help. Make it small enough to drown in a bathtub – that’s what he says. We’re already halfway there – we already got the majority of the people believing that taxes are bad, so that we can cut them whenever we want; we’ve got them believing that they will never be free of the fear of dark-skinned sneaks, so we can spend money on military adventures and get rid of this civil rights nonsense. Now we just have to show them that government can’t help them.
That’s why we gutted that degenerate Clinton’s work to make F.E.M.A. an effective agency. That’s why we turned down all the help that was offered by the Chicago city government and others the week before the hurricane. (http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/09/07/fema/print.html) That’s why we’re dragging our feet on accepting help from other countries now. We’ve got to show people that government can’t do anything. (Of course, we will always take the opportunity to send some money to our friends at Halliburton. Don’t worry, they’ll give much of it back to us anyway.)
That’s why we base our health care policy on the assumption that people who have health care insurance coverage are wasting our nation’s resources.
(See “The Moral-Hazard Myth: Why our health-care system doesn’t work” by Malcolm Gladwell in teh Aug. 29 New Yorker)
Once that’s done, businessmen, who are the only people who know what they’re doing in this world, will be able to call all the shots again.
Look, the 2000 election shows that the government can’t guarantee democracy. Abu Ghraib shows that the government can’t guarantee civilised behaviour. Katrina shows that the government just can’t help you when you’re in trouble.
Stick up for yourselves. Get as much weaponry as you can to protect yourself and find any way you can to get all the money you can. That’s what gives you the right to have options.