Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fair Warning

Socialism is a formal economic system where society forces considerable control over the nation's wealth and prosperty in the pursuit of social justice. Regardless of whose idea or who worked for it.

Relativism or more accurately Moral Relativism holds that no universal standard exists by which to assess an ethical proposition's truth. In moral relativism there are no absolute rights and wrongs.

Classical pluralism is the belief that politics and decision making is located mostly in the governmental framework, but many non-governmental groups are using their resources to exert influence. This is why we have lobby groups but the new President wishes to do away with them and replace it with online group lobbying addressed directly toward him on his site. So, could it be funneled through a single stream of communication censored at the whim of a single power? I doubt that many in Congress would go along with that single stream idea. I'm sure they would also wish for one for themselves and perhaps be able to hide the funneling of funds even more easily.

Ahh the Internet: equalizer and demoralizer and socializer and most of all homogenizer of us all but worst of all, the easiest way to spy on us all. I keep remembering the movie THX 1138 by George Lucas, when I think what the Internet can and will do especially when in agreement with philosophies for the many. Of course, when it becomes "free" to all in public places it will become: the better to watch and spy on you, my dear.

Currently we have embraced all of the above and are headed for regulations yet to be unveiled. When considering the great set up of tools left behind by the current administration it's dangerous. Even good tools in the wrong hands can do harm, like the EPA, but some of these are bad tools already: Ability of Government to intervene and regulate monetary policy for the USA is one thing but to intervene and regulate companies money profits and governing abilities is another. Ability of government to spy on suspected terrorism activities via the Patriot Act is OK when used by honest law abiding people, but what happens when socialists that only wish to "equalize" things get a hold of it's permissions. Governments lending a helping hand when disasters strike and when people need temporary assistance is one thing when those funds given are constant without limits and results demanded, it becomes a constant stream of dependence that keeps government powerful and the downtrodden down. One can't justify itself without the other so the dependence has to be kept streaming.

Give me some happy pills to swallow with this hope and change to come.
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