Wednesday, October 22, 2008

America, are you REALLY ready to go down the long, sad, self-destructive road of socialism?

♪♫ ♪♫ Oh when, oh when will Americans wake up? Oh, when will they wake the freak up? ♪♫

I'm staggered that Barrack Husein Obama is actually winning in the poles. Here's a person who is a Marxist, who wants to take our Second Ammendment rights away to own and bear arms, who wants to socialize America, etc. etc. and he's ahead?! Are you kidding me?!

Ya know, I'm really lucky that I had the oppurtunity to live in a country that was scarred by the devastating effects of socialism. I served a mission in Chile (formerly the Socialist Republic of Chile) for two years. The corruption just doesn't go's as simple as that. Once a country starts down the path of socialized medicine, jobs, food, clothing, housing, etc. -- people collectively have a hard time going back the other way. The country never really seems to recover and people expect more and more and more ....of what the goverment says is "free".

It's like Jeffrey R. Holland said:

"Brethren, part of my warning voice tonight is that this will only get worse. It seems the door to permissiveness...swings only one way. It only opens farther and farther; it never seems to swing back. Individuals can choose to close it, but it is certain, historically speaking, that public appetite and public policy will not close it. No, in the moral realm the only real control you have is self-control."

But most people who live here in the USA are spoiled...they have NO idea what it's like to live in a socialized nation. They're completely ignorant of the social, political, and moral decay that comes from such a corrupt system!

Socialism is almost like a flavor of the month here...something new and "cool" to try's like an EXTREMELY addicting, dangerous drug that an ignorant, naive teenager is willing to try.

So, since so many naive people seem to be just begging for a hit of socialism -- as a little taste, here's just one example, if you will, of the typical kind of oppression that those who once embraced a socialist regime experience every day of their waking lives. Just a recent news clip that I saw as I was at the airport recently...

For the first time ever, Cuban citizens can purchase personal computers. There’s only one model available and it’s priced too high for most Cubans (and it’d seem like a downright rip-off to most Americans), but this is a good start nonetheless.

The computer is a QTECH PC and costs just under $800. It’s got a Celeron processor, 80GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, Windows XP, CRT monitor, and a DVD drive. By comparison, according to the Associated Press, “For about $80 less, buyers in the U.S. can get a desktop with more than twice the memory, an 80GB SATA hard drive and 22-inch LCD flat screen monitor.
The Cuban PCs will be sold in government-run electronic stores and will primarily be used for limited gaming and things like word processing and schoolwork. Internet access is still a big no-no in Cuba, though. According to the AP

Except for some trusted officials and state journalists, most Cubans are banned from accessing the Internet at home. So many of these new computers may never be connected to the Web.
Some people buy limited e-mail access on the black market, usually sharing an account with the authorized holder, who usually works for the state. Even if they could access the Web, Cubans can’t shop on line because they don’t have credit cards.

Computers have apparently been available on the black market for a while in Cuba for roughly the same price, but those prices may fall now that buying computers is legal. The bigger issue is the price of the machines.

The average state salary in Cuba is less than $20 per month, although “most Cubans have access to extra income through jobs with foreign firms, tips from working in tourism or money sent by relatives living abroad.”
There you have, does that sound like a flavor you want to try?


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