The Riddles of Socialism in the United States | Featured columnists
A very close friend of mine shared some thoughts with me that I think are worth sharing with the readership of this weekly column.
Some people may find differences with a few of them, but that’s what writing means, changing the thought processes of readers.
If you give yourself the time and read them with an open mind, I believe you will find common ground with my friend’s thought.
So this is it:
“A gun is like a parachute, if you need it and you don’t have it, you probably never need it again.
“The definition of the word riddle is: something that is confusing or confusing.
Here are six puzzles of socialism in the United States of America:
1. America is capitalist and greedy – yet about half of the population is subsidized.
2. Half the population is subsidized – yet they think they are victims.
3. They think they are victims – yet their own representatives run the government.
4. Their representatives run the government – yet the poor continue to get poorer.
5. The poor keep getting poorer – yet they have things that people in so many other countries only dream of.
6. While they have things that people in other countries only dream of, they want America to be more like these other countries. “
Why do people let themselves be fooled into such thinking?
“These three short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our national – and perhaps local – government and our cultural environment:
1. We are advised not to judge all Muslims by the actions of some crazy people, but we are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the actions of some crazy people.
Funny how it works. And here’s another one to consider:
2. It seems like we keep hearing about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about cash-strapped welfare or food stamps! What’s interesting is that the first group “worked for” their money, but the second didn’t.
Think about it – and last but not least:
3. Why are we discussing cutting benefits for our veterans, salary increases for our military, and reducing our military to a level below pre-WWII, but we are not interrupting payments or benefits to illegal aliens crossing our borders. “
Am I the only one missing something?
There is something terribly wrong with the direction our current government is taking and if we do not regain balance and control over its operations, we are headed for very difficult times.
“If you are not interested in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools.” – Plato
Lee P. Webber is a former president and editor of media organizations in Guam and Hawaii, former director of operations for USA Today International / Asia, and a longtime business and civic leader in Guam.