Sunday, June 05, 2005

Treatise on Re-Education of Deadbeat Socialists

It has been in the news this past week that the Wachovia Corporation's past is filled with nasty stuff involving slavery. While I am not advocating slavery in any form, I think that this could not get more ridiculous. There is no thinking person in the United States of America that doesn't cringe when thoughts of the evils of slavery cross their mind.

That said, on to the Capitalist response on this matter. Brace yourself, Bridget, it might get ugly.

You see, there is a notion that the United States is an evil, Capitalist country that developed on the backs of the Africans that were sold as slaves here. While an intelligent person would say, "But, Two Dogs, every country on the face of the planet has had at one time or another, the stigma of allowing slavery.", the morons on the Left seem to think that only the US should be held responsible. Ah, you poor, poor, pitiful fools.

The United States of America is the only nation in the world where the people are so ashamed of the horrors of slavery that they are easily goaded into paying reparations or accepting lawsuits that would pay retribution for those "crimes". Our populace is so gullible that they fall into the trap set up by the nutjobs that are 100% against the businessman.

You see, slavery at one time was an accepted practice here. Yep, that's right, we allowed the buying and selling of human beings. It was LAW. If something is legal, you cannot force people to pay fines for something that is LEGAL. That isn't too hard to understand, is it? Well, yes, obviously it is, so I am here to throw ridiculous "truthisms" at the problem to try to stem the tide of stupidity.

Okay, Businessman Number One operates a company making the Mr. T action figure. He goes out and buys 400 human beings to actually work in his factory. Remember, Doofus, it is legal to own humans in this scenario. At the same time, Businessman Number Two hires people to build the same action figure or a similar one. He is forced to pay wages, offer profit sharing, health insurance, Social Security, and Medicaid for his workers. How hard is it to understand that Businessman Number Two has crippled his chances to turn a profit even close to Businessman Number One? Competition is stifled.

That's exactly what happened to the companies that became Wachovia Corporation. They were attempting to compete in the market that was established. Before you start screaming "BUT THEY WERE USING SLAVES!!!!", remember, slavery was LEGAL. I am pretty sure that the companies that they were competing against were doing the same thing.

Now, the fun part. The reason that there is only Wachovia Corporation in the news is because they survived and are still in business, albeit in another form. The competitors that they slaughtered on the altar of Capitalism fell under Wachovia's quest for success. Why are the Leftists not screaming for the other companies' money? Because there are no other companies left to have that money.

This whole pissing match is not about justice or doing the right thing, IT IS ABOUT MONEY! Now Two Dogs, you can't possibly think that the Leftists are not trying to right an injustice. Well, Gomer, I'm telling you right now, Leftists think that they are entitled to your money without lifting a finger to earn it. They are asking for Wachovia Corporation's head because there is money there to be had without doing anything but making someone feel guilty.

Sorry, folks but I have no guilt about slavery. I do not own slaves and could not care less who did. IT WAS LEGAL. I am not responsible for the actions of people that I didn't even know. Hell, I am not even responsible for the actions of my father. If my father wronged you, sue him. I am not responsible for what he did. If I have wronged you, make your case against me, there is no one else that is responsible for my actions.

Now, on to my solution for this and other problems that are similar. Require Leftists to get jobs that do not involve trying to make other people feel guilty about something that they had no control over. Hell, pass a damn law. I do understand that most legitimate businesses don't find these "workers" attractive. So, to remedy that problem, allow ridiculously large tax cuts to any business that hires these people that are basically unemployable. Futhermore, suspend minimum wage requirements for the re-education of people that are not familiar with the way that Capitalism works. Also, rid these businesses of the requirement for matching funds for Social Security.

I know, I know, it sounds almost like slavery in that sense. But, what I am advocating is the education of people too stupid to understand the concept of earning their living. When all of our populace learns the value of a dollar, they can easily be motivated to better themselves and keep their damn grubby, no-working paws off my pocketbook.

The Pam Meister linked this article. Everyone pile on her instead of me.

UPDATE: And once again, I did not miss the deadline for Carnival of Capitalists. Go there, RIGHT NOW! Yeah, I know that I am a link-whore. So what?

UPDATE AGAIN: It seems that Pam Meister has made some decisions about her banking choices.


Pam said...

I agree with much of what you say...and, I am eagerly anticipating the avalanche of negative comments from the usual suspects. I await with baited breath. (P.S. I linked this post on my blog.)

Paul Mitchell said...

Thanks, Pam. I credit you solely with moving me up on TTLB.

Nzyme said...

>Sorry, folks but I have no guilt about slavery. I do not own slaves and could not care less who did. IT WAS LEGAL.

Question: "Does the Bible condone slavery?”

Answer: The Bible does not specifically condemn the practice of slavery. It gives instructions on how slaves should be treated (Deu 15:12-15; Eph 6:9; Col 4:1), but does not outlaw the practice altogether. Many see this as the Bible condoning all forms of slavery. What many people don’t understand is that slavery in the Bible times is completely different from the slavery that was practiced in the United States in the 1700’s and 1800’s. The slavery in the Bible was not based on race at all. People were not enslaved because of their nationality or the color of their skin. In Bible times, slavery was more of a social status. People sold themselves as slaves when they could not pay their debts or provide for their family. In New Testament times, sometimes doctors, lawyers, even politicians were slaves of someone else for one reason or another. Some people actually chose to be slaves so as to have all their needs provided for by their master.

The slavery of the 1700’s and 1800’s was based on skin color. Black people were considered slaves because of their nationality – most slave owners truly believed black people to be “inferior human beings” to white people. This is similar to the slavery the Jews experienced when they were in Egypt. The Jews were slaves, not by choice, but because they were Jews (Exo 13:14). The plagues God poured out on Egypt demonstrate how God feels about racial slavery (Exo 7-11). So, yes, the Bible does condone slavery. However, the slavery the Bible allowed for in no way resembled the racial slavery that plagued our world in the past few centuries.

Here is the link for that passage:

Two Dogs,

I am not arguing the point of beating a dead horse. But I wonder if you have ever thought of the fact that so many "man-made laws of the land" are contrary to GOD'S LAW. In a world where man truly followed God's Word, slavery as was perpetuated against the Negro race would not have occurred in such a hateful, distorted, detrimental manner. In a world where man truly followed God's Word, a single mother who is struggling to be a Mother and Father to her children would not receive a felony charge for demanding respect and obedience in her home.

Question: "How should Christians discipline their children? What does the Bible say?"

Answer: The rod in the Bible is a reed-like stick. Proverbs 23:13-14 does in fact promote physical discipline. "Don't fail to correct your children. They won't die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death" (NLT version). There are also other verses that support physical correction (Proverbs 13:24, 22:15, 20:30). The Bible strongly stresses the importance of discipline; it is something we must all have to be productive people and is much easier learned when we are younger. Children who aren't disciplined grow up rebellious, have no respect for authority, and as a result obviously won't be readily willing to obey and follow God. He uses discipline to correct us and lead us down the right path, and to encourage repentance for our actions (Psalm 94:12; Proverbs 1:7, 6:23, 12:1, 13:1, 15:5; Isa 38:16; Heb 12:9). These are just a few verses about the good of discipline.

Here is where the problem lies; a lot of times parents are either too passive or too aggressive when it comes to raising their children. The ones who don't believe in spanking sometimes lack the ability to correct and discipline properly, causing their children to grow up unruly and defiant. This hurts the children the most in the long run. "To discipline and reprimand a child produces wisdom, but a mother is disgraced by an undisciplined child" (Proverbs 29:15). Then there are also some parents who can misconstrue the Bible's definition of discipline (or they may just be abusive people) and use it to justify the abuse and mistreatment of their children.

Discipline is used to correct and train people to go in the right way. "No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening - it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way" (Heb 12:11). God's discipline is loving, as should it be between parent and child. Spanking should never be used to cause lasting physical harm or pain, but a quick swat (on the bottom where there is the most padding) to teach the child that what he did was wrong is acceptable. Never should it be used to vent our anger and frustrations, or be uncontrolled.

If done biblically, it will not teach children that hitting others is okay, because they will realize they are not the authority over anyone else and they will know the purpose of it. "And now a word to you fathers. Don't make your children angry by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction approved by the Lord" (Eph 6:4). Spanking is not the problem with angry children nowadays; it is the way they are treated by the parents. It should only be done when the children are rebelling, and loving instruction should follow.

Here is the link for this passage:

All I am saying is this: When a nation claims that is is ONE NATION UNDER GOD---UNDER GOD, it claims the responsibility of creating laws according to GOD'S WAY. I am sure that our "Founding Fathers" felt that they were starting out in that direction, but when you found a country on the unrepented sin of attempting to destroy the American Indian race in the name of expansion, you can expect failure.

The United States of America simply needs to repent. Just as an individual can repent and turn from sin, so can a nation. The question is whether or not its leaders are even godly men. How can members of the Illuminati and the Bohemian Grove turn back to God when they are obviously caught up in greed, concupiscence, and malice? It's a lot to think about.

Nzyme said...

>But, what I am advocating is the education of people too stupid to understand the concept of earning their living.

Has it not occurred to you that welfare was created to keep "people" stupid and dependent? Has it not occurred to you that ghettos are the result of overt segregation by whites who refuse to live beside minorities and have the means to move away from them, taking better jobs and tax money for better schools/educations with them? Do you seriously believe that the poor WANT to remain that way? Do you seriously believe that ANY Mother or Father wants to depend on the likes of you with your haughty opinions to supply their families with the resources to become positive contributors to society?

Two Dogs, sometimes SH*T HAPPENS. Sometimes people die, become disabled, become mentally impaired, get old and are laid off, get sent to jail---there are thousands of scenarios. If you haven't walked in the shoes of those "stupid people," you have no right to judge them. More to think about.

Paul Mitchell said...

There you are. And back with a vengeance. I am not advocating denying G_d's law at all. Render unto Ceasar and all. I'm simply saying that if guilty white folks keep playing this game, nothing is ever going to change.

I see this circumstance as telling Black folks that they can't succeed without the "help" of the enlightened Leftists.

Paul Mitchell said...

Nzyme, I was not calling the people living in government subsidized housing stupid. I am talking about activists that make their living shaking down legitamate businesses, such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

Nzyme, I do understand the plight of poor people, much better than Al and Jesse, because they are multi-millionaires. I do not acknowledge that poor folks are less fortunate than me. They may have less than I have, but I fail to see the correlation.

I think that you may have misread what I wrote.

Nzyme said...

Hey, I'm not into politics. So I took what you said at face value. I don't function as a "Leftie" or a "Rightie," I'm simply me. So, I see people as human beings born with a conscience, enabling them to distinguish right from wrong. I know right from wrong, and oftentimes find myself trying to do right, ending up doing wrong, then trying to make amends and move on. So, whenever I make comments on posts such as this, remember that my outlook is totally different from yours and Pam Meister's and a world of others. And yet my voice is one that stands to be heard. Talk to you later!

Paul Mitchell said...

Absolutely no hard feelings at all, Nzyme. I was just letting you know that maybe you misinterpreted who I was calling out.

I just don't see the sense of having guilt for something that I have never done. And I refuse to have that blame laid at my doorstep.

What Wachovia Corporation did was copitulate to someone that is placing blame on completely innocent people.