Alex Jones seems to think so. According to him, the erstwhile “third rail of politics” – Social Security – is on the cutting table.
Maybe. You could certainly interpret John Boehner’s latest comments that way. We don’t want the government shutting down. We’ don’t want it spending what it has to spend to stay open.
Something’s gotta give, in other words. I guess it’s for the children, right Congressman Boehner?
Yes, this debt is a mortal threat to our country. It is also a moral threat. It is immoral to bind our children to as leeching and destructive a force as debt. It is immoral to rob our children’s future and make them beholden to China. No society is worthy that treats its children so shabbily.”
The Social Security scam has been unraveling almost since the ponzi scheme first started. The first thing the government did when it started doling out the cash was to tout the windfall to its first recipient, in one of the big news stories of 1940, in a pitch that would have embarrassed the lowliest flim-flam man for its crudity.
Alex Jones wonders if we are going to just take this abuse. I don’t think it’s abuse. Maybe self abuse. As ludicrous as Boehner’s dichotomy is, anyone with a lick of sense, as my grandparents used to say, could see that Soc Sec. was doomed. We’ve been victimized, certainly: just like Hadleyburg.
Jones thinks rioting, or maybe foot-stamping or yelling, is the right way to address this double-cross, I guess. I would tend to disagree. It might be a double cross, but the handwriting’s been on the wall for so long it seems to me that people should have been prepared for this.
They’re not going to stop the checks entirely, you know. They’re not stupid.
No, everything will just dwindle down. The reality will set in slowly, bit by bit, so people have a chance to adjust to their new, lower level of peonage. It won’t be that different than the peonage they’re in now. Just a little more….austere.
You see, in the end we in the US really are no better off than Greece or Ireland. We have no special exemptions from the laws of nature or the laws of physics. We’re mortal like everyone else. We’re flawed, too. Deeply.
We could take a hand ourselves (There are a lot of posts after that linked one. Read at your leisure – or as if your life depended on it, which it might. It’s up to you.) in righting the ship of state rather than let morons like Boehner and the rest of the clownish cabal tell us what’s going to happen. But this would require fortitude. Patience. Thought. Faith. Knowledge. Wisdom. Truth. Justice.
You know, those unreal things that nobody can define, except they really seem to matter when TSHTF. When, that is, it is already too late.
Does the rule of law matter? Take a look at Libya and Tunisia and Egypt and let me know. Sure, they’re a long way off. Geographically. But remember, the rule of law is like most good things in a fallen world: it is erected only with a great deal of pain, sacrifice and effort, yet it is easy – frightfully easy – to destroy it. The rule of law can fall apart seemingly in the blink of an eye, for those whose attention has been elsewhere. When you haven’t been paying attention, though, it’s probably a good idea to listen to someone who has been. Like lawyers. They pay attention to the rule of law and how it’s faring.
Nah, that would make too much sense.
We are treating our children shabbily. Boehner’s a jerk, but that doesn’t mean everything he says is wrong. But you know who else we treat shabbily?
Lawyers. Especially real lawyers.
Both of those errors are going to come back to haunt us. In fact that’s what’s happening right now.