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FAT CHANCE!

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“No prison has higher walls nor thicker bars than old age and poverty.” –The Millionaire (1933)

Hey Americans, want to hear another losing proposition? Save for your old age.

With the federal government robbing savers via taxes and inflation, saving for old age has become a losing proposition. Guess what? It’s just the way the quasi-Marxists in academia, government, and the media want it.

“Not to worry!” they assure an increasingly indoctrinated, American youth. “Allow us to continue telling you what you want to hear. Look, with Social Security, Medicare, Food Stamps, and so on the government can and will take care of you. Humanism at its best.”

Consequence? An American public increasingly apathetic, passive, and dependent. Just the way the quasi-Marxists in academia, government, and the media want it.

Was this consequence the vision that the Founding Fathers had for America? Not likely.

How about an alternative? Government limited. Lawyerism abolished. Education effective. Medical delivery optimal.

Want more? Real capitalism with sound money. Savings encouraged and debt discouraged . . . both private and public. Victories not defeats. Individualism not collectivism.

In a context of satiation, as a nation too many Americans have come to want immediate gratification of their basest instincts at no cost to them but their liberty and their souls. For them, as the lyrics to the song say, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.”

Well, folks, licentiousness is not just another word for liberty. They are not synonyms.

Also, licentiousness is rising as you may have noticed. Meanwhile, liberty is waning as you may not have noticed, especially be you young.

Forget for a moment how we prefer to see ourselves. How do others see us? After all, if you want to know the truth about yourself, don’t ask your friends . . . ask your enemies; they’ll be pleased to tell you.

The Chinese, for one, view America as a “nation in terminal decline”. If they’re right, and they seem to be, can we reverse the course?

Can we become a moral people promoting honesty, candor, individual responsibility . . . favoring savings over debt, victory over defeat, decency over degeneracy . . . seeking wisdom through knowledge and exploration? Yes, we can (www.inescapableconsequences.com).

Ah, but given current trends, shall we? Without a revolution in mind and spirit, fat chance!

Inescapable consequences, given current trends? Debt, defeat, degradation, and despair . . . oh, and don’t forget tyranny. Welcome to the New America, where saving for your old age in U.S. dollars has become a losing proposition, leaving the old to survive by financially devouring the young.

Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.” -Petronius (1st-century A.D.). Rephrased . . . If we Americans want to be deceived, we Americans shall be deceived.