I have to admit, it is good to be a work in progress; it allows you to be wrong from time to time as it grants the freedom to grow and learn through identifying inaccuracies in concepts, thoughts, ideologies, and predictions. In this case, it was a conceptual inaccuracy about Herman Cain’s once fleeting and “marginal at best
” support base. His win in Florida, though followed by an almost immediate and abysmal defeat within the same polling group, was answered by a wave of support as Perry lost steam fueled by his more “mainline Republican” positions that are fouled and marred by a classically Republican dichotomy.
This is not to say that if Perry were not being exposed for his questionable positions on illegal immigration, borders, and trade that Cain would not have surged. In fact, as I look back, Cain was likely to surge with or without Perry’s history or debate strategies, which are “not [his] strong point.” Cain is on fire; a game changer that is indicative of a very telling bifurcation in the Right. While I still feel Cain is far too green to bear the burden of a nation in crisis, knowing the direst of Cain consequences will be felt not by me, but by my children – the man’s momentum is undeniable. Either way, it is important to note that Cain and his 9-9-9 driven support represent an important divergence from the common and arguably inept GOP support structure as demonstrated by those on the Right still supporting the problems represented by “Republican” in candidates like Romney – the “Front-runner Farce.” Not one of those guys
Cain differs from the Romneys’ in that he stands against the traditional GOP standard that has set the wheels in motion for an essentially uni-dimensional candidate field designed solely against a train wreck of a President
. In doing so, the GOP candidates are starved on issues like foreign policy and have in turn (Romney) designed foreign policy proposals markedly similar to that of the Obama administration. Republican supporters ONLY SEE no Obama and refuse to address how both Romney and Perry will advance policies that they today stand against. Like I said, Cain is the “Easy the Choice
” for the Republican voter weary of the current GOP direction, but not quite courageous enough to fully embrace the true Conservative values driven into existence in the 1960’s when it was determined the Republicans were actually part of the American problem. Cain, well, he just is not one of those guys – and for that reason (among others) Cain supports are to be admired. You can decide whether or not to admonish the ideologies behind Romney supporters for failing True Conservatism and remaining part of the antagonism destroying America.
One of the key support elements lies in the flat tax of the 9-9-9 plan. Nine percent tax to be paid by every American. A fair share paid by all. The poor will say, that the 9% affects them more adversely than the rich. The Left will declare it class warfare – personally, I like the flat tax as an economic adjustment tool that can serve to return equilibrium. (If you do not know what I mean by that, look it up – no time to explain all the details now).
Many will assuredly declare Cain “won” last night’s debates. You don’t “win” debates
! All candidates do is present their ideas compared to current policy and that of other candidates in ways they think you want to hear it. You either like what a person has to say, or you do not. Over the string and series of debates, you then narrow down the candidate that best addresses your personal values and beliefs; clearly, no one “wins” – the media just uses that to sell candidates. Look at it this way; how many times has Romney “won” a debate with horrid performances? Not picking on Romney or his supporters, but we must understand he is saying what many Republicans wish to hear. Trouble is, horrid is subjective. What is awful for the Conservative is often grand to the Republican – that is how different we can be!
Blackness; a rant Unfortunately, Cain is now a matter of Blackness. Well, not to us, but to the Left where race is the pinnacle issue. To combat Cain Blackness, the Left sought to demonstrate Obama still maintains control of the Black vote – and I am sure he does. What made this interesting is how the Left, through the media, concluded Obama is still (the one) supported by the Black vote. To accomplish this, the Left turned to the most reputable polls. The discovery was what one might expect; Obama support was rapidly waning in the one area they hoped would be steadiest – during the most challenging times, Obama’s Black support dropped an astronomical 50%! Not thwarted by the truth, the Left sought out a poll that would show the most marginal loss of Black support. They resorted to a poll that directly asked respondents to overlook Obama’s performance as President. "General impressions of Obama rather than focus on the job he is doing as president" to be specific. This ploy resulted in a 5% drop in support when compared to his Black support immediately following his election. This of course failed for obvious reasons. The US Presidency of today is about getting the damn job done. Obama has been so bad, that in order to find support they must dismiss the single reason Obama is being polled – disgraceful. Following this failure, Team Obama ambassadored Team Sharpton to discuss whether or not Cain is Black enough for… being Black I guess – never mind the fact Obama is half White and half African (which equals zero percent Black as we currently understand Black to be). In dissent, Cain said both the best and worst things imaginable on being Black in America. If you are poor, it is your fault and if that was not both good and bad enough, he followed it with having “left the [Liberal] Plantation a long time ago.” Moreover, he said the Black, as a victim, is doomed to an eternity of second-rate failure while wallowing in self-contempt and the continued disbelief in individual competence through truer equality. All of a sudden, it was as if Cain was speaking directly to me after reading some of my blogs. Granted, Cain is not the Black Conservative Antithesis (yet), but he fundamentally understands the plight of the Black community driven by the irrational need to vote Democrat. Cain is saying that Black support for Obama is essentially a self-fulfilled prophecy of Black failure. He is correct, but the Black community is nowhere near ready to understand the depth of the implication, nor change their voting habits to match the values and conservative principles taught in the home. In translation – Cain will never attain the Black vote preaching such concepts of contempt for Blacks who refuse to awaken to our own reality. Oddly, the Black community, which shuns Cain, will highly benefit from Cain as they become less dependent upon the clearly oppressive Left. Gotta love the multitude of ironies! Speaking of Black; have you been keeping an eye Justice Thomas? Big, bad is brewing with deep, far-reaching implications.
An interesting element exists in literally 100% of the Cain supporters I have talked with; a certain reservation is present with Cain that is in constant battle with his more likable attributes. People like his willingness to learn. I like that too, it is just that I reserve that as an admirable trait in subordinates where I can assure they develop appropriately. If you wish to lead me, your learning curve requirement best be minimal! As these reservations with Cain emerge, supporters almost immediately go into denial because they have been conditioned by a broken two party political machine to “settle.” Supporters never use the word, but they describe its conditions quite well.
Whether it is his greenhorn role or other issues, Cain, like any other candidate has inherent shortcomings. The more articulate citizen now understands how the Fed is contributing to the nation’s economic doldrums. The Cain supporter not only understands this, but also opts to avoid Cain’s history with the Fed. As the issue grows more critical, the Cain supporter now refuses to address his highly disputable Fed role model of the bubble blowing Greenspan. Once upon a time, I thought Greenspan was an economic genius. You have to understand that this was at a time when I was acquiring my Masters Degree and was attending Columbia – the Left leaning school highly supported several governmental economic programs now under Conservative scrutiny. Self-education and the school of working to actually retire one day (soon) have taught me otherwise. Calls to end the Fed and many other government organizations go largely unheard by not only Cain, but also the mainline candidates like Romney and Perry. Clearly, Cain blends more into the Republican norm and becomes far less of an exception to the typical and now problematic political elite of the Right. Conservatives, shun this and in doing so, look at bit deeper at what both separates and ties Cain to that so troublesome (R) behind his surname.
Looking deeper reveals innate differences between Republicans and Conservatives. Cain will not defend the individual liberties of the citizenry. The reason for this is, like his supporters, he too has opted to “settle” in that the Patriot Act is 90% correct. To the Republican, 10% represents a sort of acceptable and nominal dysfunction, whereas the Conservative views this as a potential showstopper because the said 10% wreaks havoc on individual liberty. The difference is profound. To the Republican, individual liberty is more of an afterthought of policy than it is the priority Conservative Libertarians endear it to be. This is not a good or bad thing per se; it only highlights difference between the two. Not ready for freedom
Truth be told, as much as Americans think they are ready to return to a state in which the Constitution becomes America’s priority, as a people, we demonstrate with no uncertainty we are fearful of being burdened with the level of personal accountability and responsibility required to maintain the freedoms bestowed by the Document. Conservatives are demonstrating that America MUST return to its founding roots and in doing so; government reforms will take hold as politicians become more loyal to America’s intent. These politicians will have no choice but to abandon America’s current course to self-destruction led by both the Liberal Progressives currently in office and the GOP’s failure to assume more conservative positioning.
Republicans (let’s be honest), have not been attentive to the calls from the voting Right. More importantly, their success is deeply rooted in the overwhelming Liberal failure
than it is their accomplishments in office or meeting the needs of their constituents. Many Republicans see this and have abandoned traditional GOP prospects for the less traditional Herman Cain. Good for them and good for Herman!
Me? I am not on board the Herman train because I value things that span beyond the scope of potential Cain represents. If it came down to Cain V. Obama… I would flick the Cain switch. If you pitted Cain against the likes of a strong Conservative cherishing constitutionalism and individual liberty… Can would be assed out of my vote without a doubt. It is my values, I am not voting for myself next year; I am voting for Jamahl, Jasmine, Janece ,and Aaliyah and their future. I want them to be able to look me in the eye and tell me they feel it is possible for their potential to carry them further in life than my potential has brought me. Cain cannot deliver the intent of this ideology without first embracing the true concepts of individual liberty – even though he himself is the direct result of this sense of Americanism! You see, it is not Cain; it is the way WE minimalize our perspectives of what and who these candidates actually represent.
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Things are really getting bad for Obama. Rightfully so, but it is sad to see because so many Americans have suffered for so long. When a president fails, America fails. Unfortunately, America and its President have failed. My hiatus from politics ended Sunday upon returning from a small mountain cabin vacation and a nice two-month stint working on my books. Catching up on politics is never an easy task. So much happens in such a short period that things become intensely confusing. It has become increasingly difficult to decipher what is and is not current, what is and is not relevant, and more importantly; what is and is not true and accurate. The single constant and the easiest to stay on top of is the slow and anguishing demise of support for a failing president.
While I was away
Obama’s polls, yet again hit a new low, this time accompanied by poll segments where he once found favor during the worst of times. Social networking pages like Liberal Only, Liberals Only, Democrats Only, and Re-Elect Obama saw sharp decreases in page subscribers. Social pages like Stop Obama From Being Re-Elected, Fire Obama, Impeach Obama, and NoBama all saw sharp increases in subscribers. The Obama supporter seems to be rapidly diminishing to the few true irrational progressives that believe Obama’s agenda is actually healthy for America – a bizarre group that is also represented by fewer numbers than ever before as the progressive movement has been reduced to mere social pages that serve as echo chambers. The “Only” in the title suggests the intent; if your views differ, you are not welcome. They rebuke ANY position that defies their irrational logic and ban any posts not holding a torch of glory over their failing leader – the entire lot of them are completely brainwashed and still believe Obama is better for their future than they are their own. A sad, sorry, pitiful, and pathetic group, these progressive, self-loving (loathing) “Only” people are.
Fueling the now hemorrhaging of support is not the Right (more on the Right next time), but Left! The Left learned a lesson in 2012; if you side too closely with Obama, you are likely to lose your job. As he did to America, he did to the surviving Left electorate and promised them that which he could not and would not deliver. Their support however, has been short lived. The Left lined up and began to abandon the Obama ship of despair.
Pink slip time
Calls for Hillary Clinton to run against Obama for the Dem nod emerged. The calls were answered with polls showing Clinton had replaced Obama as the most recognizable political figure in the world. National Democrat organizations demanded that “someone must run against Obama[!]” Only the beginning as it would turn out, the Obama abandonment ship was nearing full steam.
The Vice President uncharacteristically turned on Obama. Biden, in a very conservatively toned interview, called for voters to no longer blame Bush for today’s economy, but to hold the Obama administration accountable. The Vice President told Americans that the Obama administration has had time enough to correct the challenges it faced when the Obama administration assumed the helm of America; it is they who failed the American people and it is the Obama administration that is to be held accountable for failing to right the sinking ship as it once promised.
More recently, the anti-Obama ship steamed forward with the acknowledgment of Obama’s possible acquiescence from the Democrat nomination. This is not to say he will opt not to run per se, but that he will concede to the Democrat pressure against his running. Obama cost the Left the House in 2010 and will likely cost the Left the Senate in 2012 – a Leftist fear that is now so strong Democrats are suggesting the forth coming election be suspended so they can “work on the issues” as they now understand the Obama led progressive agenda against constitutionalism will ensure their electoral defeat. Conservatives have long since felt the nation could not handle four more years of Obama, apparently the Left is now finding merit in firing Obama for the good of their own as well. With Obama, there has been a farce awaiting fruition – his character. He never was the man he said he was and as a politician, he only appeals to the least sensible Americans. His character as President of the United States has brought forth a reality that his activist cronyism would infect an entire nation.
Obama is the disease
The Obama administration is currently riddled with scandal as the Chicago gangland political machine fully takes root in DC. Millions of taxpayer dollars were set aside for Fast and Furious in Obama’s stimulus. After hundreds of deaths were caused by the program, to include that of a US Border Patrol Agent, the Obama administration claimed to have no knowledge of the program it included in its own funding program. The ever-failing cover up led by the DoJ has developed into what is now being called Obama’s Watergate.
As the press began using Obama and progressive in the same statement, Obama aggressively began circumventing due legislative process by pawning off failed legislative desires on federal organizations to implement. Progressives who have no respect for limited government overlooked his steps while they sounded outrage over a Governor utilizing commercial building codes to bring a halt to abortions. Odd how they demonstrate the same hypocrisy as their slowly dying political demagogue. As he fades, they will also submit to the will of the greater American. That which ails America, is Obama – the only cure is to limit his presidential tenure to one term.
Constitutional toilet paper
A nation watched in shock as Obama stood before the US Constitution and directly stated how he would seek means to circumvent the Founding Document – one of the few promises he made good on.
Obama’s lie about health care reform has long since been realized. Forced unconstitutionally upon the people, the fiscal burden caused states to cut back their Medicaid programs making health insurance issues worse with health care reform than before implementation of the heinous law. Waivers for health care reform exemptions were granted to those of special interest to the Obama administration. Once word leaked that Harry Reid’s and Nancy Pelosi’s Districts were disproportionately favored in federal waiver granting, the Kathleen Sebelius led DHHS stopped accepting requests for waivers. Today, more than 50% of states await federal trails against health care reform. Lawmakers whom have supported Obama and his backroom dealings for health care reform are now clearly targeted in forthcoming elections.
Unemployment persists at high levels to which Obama produces a jobs bill that directly attacks the sovereignty of individual states. Well, actually, it does more than that; it requires that states relinquish their constitutional rights before full benefits can be drawn from the federal government. Ouch! “Succumb to cronyism or your people will suffer” is what the job bill states in no uncertain terms. Simply put, states are no longer states under this bill; they become Districts of the federal government. Connect the dots between the jobs bill and the health care reform fight and you will uncover something very interesting. If the jobs bill were to be implemented, States could lose their constitutional right to challenge unconstitutional laws set forth by the federal government - hardly a coincidence.
As the Chicago style political machine’s roots took grip under the nation’s foundation, in typical fashion it selected its own good old boys to invest in. Little was said when Al Gore was granted $529 million to make electric sport cars in Europe. More was said when the project went belly up a year later. Unthwarted, the antics of Obama’s cronyism continued. This time, he invested taxpayer money in a company the Bush administration steered clear of because of its lack of solvency. The company, Solyndra, was granted more than 500 million taxpayer dollars because it is headed by a major Obama contributor – the company failed, people will be going to jail and Obama learned nothing. As the Solyndra scandal unfolded, Obama moved to grant another solar energy company more than $700 million – this one run by no other than Nancy Pelosi’s brother-in-law. Nepotism, to Obama, means more than fiscal solvency. Obama has demonstrated very clearly that his allegiance is to those among his own – not the American people.
The problem however, is a bit deeper. Obama supports the ideology that government can create supply and demand. His belief is that the funneling of taxpayer dollars into solar energy will create a need and demand for solar energy products. He is essentially buying jobs in hopes the products produced will find their way into need because it was created by government. Unfortunately, the demand for solar energy is abysmally low. This means products created above the demand instantly become excess surplus. Because the demand for solar energy products is so low, manufacturing excess forces the surplus holder to sell the goods at lower and lower prices which increases the manufacturing cost per unit – any high school economic student can see why this will not work. The company will then have to receive federal subsidies to offset the fiscal and equity losses caused by government intervention. This is all due to the Obama administration overtly defying the laws of economic equilibrium. In the end, the taxpayers are out of their money as it used to create non-demand products and services. Following this obvious fiscal error, taxpayers will be additionally indebted as the federal government is forced to protect the bad investment by shoveling equity into the company it actually hindered to create jobs that are not in need – and of course to pay off those whom it politically cherishes.
How bad a President can get
I know it feels like there is no hope in sight for America, but as Obama asserts who and what he really is, Americans have actually awakened to the bitter reality that is Obama. O’robots will never accept or understand this, but despite this unbalanced few, America has formally united against Obama and what he represents to Americans. Obama has been so atrocious as President that he is failing to attain the easiest presidential re-election scenario possible. We watched Clinton and several other presidents find favor after losing the House in sweeping defeat. Obama could not even seem to master the success of default and indifference, which makes him historically bad – if not the worst President to sit in the nation’s Capitol! The once shoe-in for re-election, may just walk away, head bowed in shame as he insists that Bush, the new Republican House, and the Tea Party were why he failed – that’s what progressives do, they make excuses and blame everyone except the one who is responsible.
It now looks as if Obama may not even fully enter his re-election bid. Support has waned to the truth. His support now so low, he could not even fill a donation dinner selling plates at $5. The price reduced to $3 as the First Lady took to e-mail literally begging people to attend. Obama has failed, the blind still chasing after him as if they are toilet paper stuck to his shoe. To that I say, good riddance! We were far better off without the lot of you – it has been like watching a bad (worse) version of Idiocracy!
The Republican response? Laughable.
Recently I had to make one of the single toughest choices of my life; to sell my interest in a business to the other partners.
You have to understand, going down with the ship is only honorable when the ship itself is worth dying for. The glory is only found when the ship is sailing on a course of honor. It only matters when the fight of the journey itself is worth the arrival to a destination of greatness.
The fight for and of the journey was no longer worth the arrival of a destination that drifted further and further into horizon; despite pursuing it with all the effort and conviction I could muster.
The American Dream is disappearing.
I did not leave small business for me, I left it for the same reason I ventured forth into it; I did it for my kids – they are great.
The problem with small business today is the same problem with the American Dream. It is being destroyed by the Modern Liberal dream of anit-Americanism. Success is punished and underachievement of social dependency is becoming the new status quo.
“There comes a time when you have made enough money.” - Barak Obama
This is to say that working hard and striving for more is to cease in order to not make the underachiever and socially dysfunctional – not envious. If all can’t be better off; no one can.
It is all about “fairness” anymore. Let’s all underachieve together shall we?
This America, I can’t say that I much care for.
We have become too over sensitive. Too lazy. And too stupid. So stupid that the Modern Liberal can no longer decipher what is wrong from right. A Modern Liberal America that has the nerve to defend a teacher and school for FORCING students to remove t-shirts adorned with the AMERICAN FLAG because it COULD BE offensive to ILLEGAL students.
A Modern Liberal America that boasts a DHS that finds pride in failed border security. A DHS that boasts thwarting a failed terrorist attack on American soil while the Vietnam Veteran, hotdog vendor that actually drew attention to it, remains humble.
A Modern Liberal America that cannot see such flaws in governance for what they are.
We are losing America to Americans that do not understand what America is.
We have all grown up with the same dreams; it is just that some have pursued it more vigorously than others. It is okay to want it, just so long as you don’t acquire it. For when you do, the Modern Liberal wants the rewards of the success of others for no effort on their own while they make excuses for not being able to do better.
Under direct attack in America is small business, not because people get “rich” in it, but because it is part of the Dream itself. The Obama administration has launched a series of systematic attacks aimed directly at destroying American small business. This is not to say that they will succeed at doing so given the resilience of Americanism, but to say that unlike the Modern Liberal, I believe my children’s futures are my responsibility – and if I fail, they fail. Small business in pursuit of a fleeting Dream was no longer worth the risk.
So, I did the responsible thing and sold my vested interest and entered a line of work that even the government will have a hard time destroying. My children are owed my 100% and that is all they will ever get out of me – even in my final dying breath.
Success, (as hated as this administration has made it and as vile as they have painted it, in order to force an emotive response of jealously while the Obama administration ushered in a new era of racism to bifurcate a great nation – by using black against blacks – by using black against whites) is still attainable.
The choice to change fields came over a period of six headache stricken, nauseating and stressful months. The choice to change came in the belief that if I were to uphold my responsibility to my children, it had to happen with 100% commitment. 100%.
And that is what is missing from Americans today. The willingness to give 100%. The fear of going all in and failing. The forgotten concept that being able to fail is one of the greatest luxuries of freedom ever adorned a nation. Contrary to popular belief, failure is an option that you can opt out of through determination, hard work, methodical calculation and good old fashion effort. You learn that by failing first; over and over again while believing on yourself enough to persist.
But, because failure exists, the American Dream is being destroyed and the nation turned into a controlled test tube where failure is not feared, it is forbidden through controls that systematically disable opportunity through risk. The beauty of failing is efforting a dream - no matter the result. It is experiencing the harsh reality of the price of freedom – first hand. Failing is living and humbling yourself to try again – harder and with more commitment. Failing is picking yourself up and dusting yourself off - then creating a better plan. The willingness to fail is the willingness to live free.
The will of America is being broken because this administration does not believe in America and the ideal that the costs of freedom are varied and run deep into the fabric of this great nation; a fabric being ripped to shreds by the anti-American Modern Liberal.
It was a beautiful white GMC Denali Yukon, with nice rims, low miles, killer sound system and CLEAN! Every car salesman wanted to sell it. It was one of the few vehicles that would not require negotiating to sell. The sticker had been removed and each salesman more or less had a price they would sell it at, take it or leave it. One unfortunate day I took the Denali to help a fellow salesman who was stranded on the side of the road. Fortunately, all he need was a little gas. Unfortunately, I took the Denali to get a gas can which spilled all over the back during the middle of summer in Arizona. The fumes were enough to make you feel that you were about to pass out. This, of all things, in the biggest cash cow on the lot.
The guys in the detail shop never ceased to amaze me in their abilities and with their miracle working skills. The befouled Denali was presented to them. I was in desperate need of a hook up and they were looking far less than confident. The next morning the Denali was sitting in the detail shop with the doors open as it dried from the cleaning and deodorizing it had received the previous day. The two detailers were smiling because they not only saved my ass, I now owed them. Later that day I sold that Denali and they were rewarded for their efforts with burritos for lunch and drinks that night which cost me about $50 with tips included. The sale was a “12 pounder!” (That is that the profit on the Denali was $12,000 on the front end. (“Take it or leave it” works on such a vehicle when you present it the right way to the right person.) Of that, my cut was 35% because with that sale I hit my 30th car of the month increasing my percentage on the sale from 30 to 35. (Selling 25 units you go from 25 to 30% with all things below that being 25% if you can maintain the profit margin in the unit.)
The sale’s manger and finance managers saw ever greater percentage sharing on both the front end and back end of the sale. What came to me in the form of $4,200 for the sale they saw closer to $6,500. Keeping in mind that there was but one sale’s manager and two finance mangers controlling interest not only my sales, but that of 18 other salesmen! The general manager and owner saw similar profit sharing which included service work and accessory sales. The higher up the food chain you go, the money you can make.
From burritos and beers, to $4,200, to $6,500, to no telling what; each one of us decided our fate within the food chain and were rewarded in relative terms. The detailers could have sold cars, but did not want to risk the inconsistency of sales work. I could have been a finance manger or sales manager, but chose instead to work my hustle from the sales floor. The sales manager could have vested and become a general manager, but did not want the risk and liability. The sales manager could have opened his own store, but did not want to incur the start up debt.
This is how capitalism works. You choose your role and you get compensated for your choice. As a car salesman I could easily maintain upper middle class income and in a good year put back six figures. That came with a cost of 12 hour days (often longer) and six days a week of GOING HARD and never really being off the clock because prospecting sales was a 24/7 job. It’s a tough grind. The detailers worked 40 hours a week for minimum wage or slightly better. They had a life outside of the lot, I did not. We each made our choices. So why is it then, that capitalism is bastardized because people fall into the food chain at the lowest point? I will not work 40 hours a week for minimum wage, two burritos and three beers! I WON’T DO IT! Because others will does not make it wrong.
There was a point in my life where I did work for 40 hours a week at minimum wage; I didn’t like it. I quickly figured out that I had to make a better way. Others have not committed to themselves to progress; capitalism is blamed, but not the person’s lack of initiative or personal reasoning. The general manager, sales manager and finance manager all started in the detail shop and decided that they were worth more than what they were being given. Rather than BLAMING the establishment, they insisted upon themselves and progressed despite the challenges they faced in doing so. We can’t all be general managers; it defies the laws of economics, but at the same time we choose to be the detailers; some just stay in that position longer.
What we forget is that because there has to be someone in the detail shop of life; it doesn’t have to be us! Capitalism works best when we work capitalism.
It is almost amusing (in a sad way) to watch people condemning capitalism because they do not believe in themselves enough to make a better way. Because capitalism has its flaws, doesn’t mean we have to be a part of the flaw itself. We, because of capitalism, we live in a consumer based economy where spending is paramount. In terms of contradiction, to be financially successful in life, you cannot be one of the idiots spending themselves into oblivion. You must work your way up the food chain without feeding the economy that is supporting you in the manner that others do! The average American home has $1200 in savings and $56,000 in debt; they will work until they drop dead while they feed those that have sought to only support the beast of capitalism AFTER they have first been taken care BY the beast of capitalism! Because such individuals have figured this out, they and capitalism to many are bad and evil entities living among us. Let’s face it; this is only because the masses are not smart enough to figure this out.
What you have not heard me complain about it the economy itself. Economies constrict from time to time; it is what they do. Because it constricts does not mean you cannot excel. You cannot excel because you have not committed to excelling. It is just that simple. Selling cars was profitable, but living the lifestyle of selling cars was hazardous to my health. We would work 12 hours, go out drinking to the wee hours of the morning and be back on the grind the next day. (One binge lasted 17 days of continuous work and partying.) We fed the hell out of the beast during those weeks while we destroyed and compromised personal relationships. Stopping the party habits (or slowing them I should say) was not enough. Before long, I found myself delving into other ventures that gave more time and less money to show for it; it was a fair trade. Having less money, but more time gives the ability to figure ways to… make more money! LOL! It is laughable, but true. And that is exactly what I continually do despite the tightness of the economy. Because the economy sucks does not mean I cannot excel in it; it means I have to effort the cause all the harder TO excel in it. I am and I will continue to do just that because I believe in myself enough deliver for myself.
The harsh reality is this: The American consumer is so stupid that they will feed the beast before they feed themselves. Period, end of discussion. That’s right! You read it correctly; STUPID! There was a day that the average American household contributed almost 90% of their income to necessities. Today, the average American dedicates a little over 30% to life’s necessities; the rest goes towards luxury items. The beast is being fed like never before, yet it is only criticized because people have chosen to be the detailers and not finance managers or better. This of course coming from people feeding the beast as it has never before been fed. Please pardon my directness, but it is hard to criticize not only what you so willing support, but what you freely choose to not allow to be empowering. One year selling cars I raked in 130K in pursuit of being a part of the nation’s elite top 5% of income makers. In half killing myself in that venture it became apparent that being in that group was secondary to a comfortable lifestyle. Being middle class is very poorly defined in terms of economics standards. You can bring in 85K, have $1000 in savings and 350K in debt and barely have the ability to enjoy a decent income level. This person is by definition is middle class, but has indebted themselves to the poverty level. STUPID! The American consumer has zero understanding of what they can do for themselves and consequently bases their choices on that which others have made. They have 30 year mortgages and 72 month car notes and cannot understand why they are struggling to make ends meet with good paying jobs.
The idea is to make capitalism work for you; not against you. You do this by (I know this is novel in ideology) SAVING. If you have to pay for 30 years to buy a home; can you really afford that home? NO! The average American pays as much in interest on a home as they do for the home itself. That is an economic waste factor of 100%. Buy a home for 150K and paying 300K for it when all is said and done makes about as much sense as buying a $100 dollars in groceries and handing over two hundred in cash and walking out. We would NEVER do the latter, but have based an economic lifestyle of doing the former while multiplying thousands of percent. STUPID! When the money stops getting wasted so egregiously, financial successes become achievable goals. The cause? Greed that starts in the home and becomes manipulated by capitalism. You can either be of weak mind and be manipulated or you can go against the grain and buy only what you can actually afford. (I know, I know! Yet another novel idea!)
The economy isn’t bad, capitalism isn’t bad; the American consumer is just stupid that’s all.
Capitalism is not bad, but it can be cruel to those who fail to understand how to use it.
The bottom line. In front of my house sits a BMW in desperate need of a detailing. The question of who details it is only a matter of who wants to! But then again, I would be more inclined to do it myself than feed the beast. Think about that.