Aunt Ruby may she "RIP" used to say "tell it like it T.I.IS" short for tell it like it is. What I'm referring to since the beginning of time history keeps repeating itself because man's mind does the same thing over and over again that's why history repeats itself. Thomas Jefferson wrote “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” At the same time a Frenchman named Frederic Bastiat writes " when plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time, they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." So what is tyranny it is defined as absolute power and oppressive government. Then plunder is defined as to steal, and ransack by force from a people.
This is what our "Teflon" Congress does today and yes I'm referring to Democrats and Republicans. They are flat out using tyranny, plundering, fleecing and using us, then they point the finger at whatever president that is in office as the culprit. Today as in any other era people are only interested in sensational news not the facts of the underlying cause. What is happening today is a symptom of the decline and fall of America just like the fall of Alexander the Greats Persian empire, The TANG Dynasty in China, The Roman Empire, the Spanish Empire, the British Empire and now the USA. The understanding and root cause of how empires fall is completely ignored by those in power. In all of these instances pride, arrogance and excessive spending on the military as well plundering their people and businesses with exorbitant taxes caused their downfall. Today wages have not kept up with inflation yet we are saddled with rules, regulations and plundering by our governments. Now we have the new manta Socialism, espousing from our new Congress people touted by the media as a good thing. In fact Russia's Vladimir Lenin said " the goal of socialism is communism" yet China and Russia have moved away from this model while European countries in the Euro zone adopted this model and are now about to dissolve. So we want this failed economic model also...I don't think so.
Let me say this the wealthy and the poor will always be with us. It's been like this since the beginning of time. Taxing the rich won't solve inequalities they'll just move away. What will solve our problem is a flat tax with no deductions and less government spending. That's not gonna happen! But what is happening is the government is like a gangster demanding "protection" money, while the new socialist agenda is like cancer in your body before it spreads and infects other parts of your body, then you die. In summary: (1) the governments junkie habits exceeds their habit by bingeing on the populace. (2) Government programs are expanded who cares how they are financed. (3) The population including business is taxed to the gill, the heavy burden of taxes falters all of us from the weight of taxation. (4) War is started as a smokescreen (5) Government uses their authority to assure the public complies with their rules, regulations and taxes (6) the people rebel, civil unrest unfolds, it's bad socially and economically. Going forward, no matter what party is in office, there is an internal rot in our government, frankly they have lost it, surely they are on hallucinogenic drugs and they will continue to cling to power by hook, crook, force or fraud. Of course they are arrogant, puffed up with pride, they believe they are above history and they will succeed in their quest. Ultimately the script has already been written, the cast changes but in the end the outcome is the same. Ole foolish people who has bewitched you.