Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The New Communist Par-Tay

I'm fed up and tired. I'm convinced that the people representing the conservatives in this country are a bunch of spineless, weak-willed bootlickers. I'm damn glad I'm independent and not a Republican... Bunch of two-faced backstabbers.
God damnit, this country fought not one, but TWO rebellions to be a free capitalist country. Granted the second one failed in 1865, but we made a strong point.
After that we fought in two GLOBAL conflicts, the second one only 65 years ago and it specifically against the evils that a socialist government can inflict.
We have sent troops around the world fighting communism and protecting democracy... Two Asian countries come to mind almost immediately.
And yet...
And yet...
Then it came to me... The systematic destruction of the American psyche...
The dumbing down of the American educational system... We're all familiar with it, so I won't go into it here, but Base curriculum like basic math skills and grammar (I won't mention spelling because I am so notoriously bad at it) have gone to Hell while promoting good feelings has gone to the front of the class.
You want to know what will make you feel good? Having the skills to earn a damn living after you get out of school.
It seems now most schools spend most of the year preparing the students to take standardized tests, the TAKS test being notorious here in Tejas.
I have friends who are educators and I have nothing but the deepest respect for them (Mr and Mrs Doc), and yet I meet teachers and college professors here in Austin that I wouldn't trust to proof read my 100 word stories or add up my tab at the local bar. What the Hell happened?
Then you have the labor unions. Maybe, and I do mean maybe they had their place in the past to protect unskilled laborers, but now they are nothing but money sucking promoters of poor work ethic. More money for less work. What happened to the way it should be. More money for more work. Work hard. Learn a skill. Do a good job. Get paid more. That too capitalist for you? That's how I came up the ladder. Do more, get more. Period.
You know why these unions fight so hard for more for the workers? It's so they can raise the union dues and get more for themselves.
It's no shock to me, nor should it be to any rational human being why non union foreign owned car manufacturers can make better products for less... and avoid being bailed out... and going bankrupt.
Side note... How many of you out there know that the US Government owns stock (unconstitutionally, I might add) in over 500 companies? Hmmm?
The last thing I'll mention today is the destruction of the competitive spirit in this country. We were a nation of fighters. Now we have youth leagues and teams who don't keep score. Classes where everyone gets a gold star. everyone is equal. There are no winners and there are no... Nope. I won't finish that sentence... Because if we keep this up, everyone loses. Everyone.



At June 17, 2009 10:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good to have you back!

At June 20, 2009 4:54 PM, Anonymous JRB said...

Whew Whooooooooo!
Glad to have you back on the soap box. You make me nervous when you're quiet.
This doesn't mean the Speedo's coming back out does it?!?!??!


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