Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Slow Return Back, Part 2

As I slowly return to my posting habit, I want to point out something else that is irritating me. It is very specific and the problem is very obvious, but you shall not dare to talk about this. If you try to discuss this, you hate kids, the elderly, and the sick.

Now what could I be discussing that would garner this kind of personal attack against me? Let me first discuss the economic principle lying behind my contention. Economists have known for centuries that increasing demand raises price caeteris paribus. So naturally, we should expect that by trying to raise demand, that we will raise the price. When we speak in generalities, I assume that everyone would agree with this. Of course, we also have monetary inflation that plays a role in why prices rise.

So now finally to my point. I speak of course about financial aid, student loans, medicare, and medicaid. We wonder why prices rise so high in these areas more than any other, and it is because of these programs. Why is it that we cannot talk about this? What is so horrible about discussing these issues? These are apparently off-topic because the intended benefits are more important than the actual consequences? This seems to be a common theme that runs through American politics. It is disgusting, and it is aborrhent, yet it apparently is the modus operandi of our news media and politicians.

If we want to get out of the black hole we currently have of debt, unemployment, endless wars, and the increasing totalitarian nature of our national government, then we must always call for open dialogue, and we must make certain that we never engage in these emotional appeals that destroy free discussion. Until we demand this, the media will continue to suppress the truth by their logical fallacies, and the elite will retain control of the hearts of Americans (the fact that we are discussing a Romney v. Obama contest tells you how completely the elite dictates acceptable dialogue). Support independent blogs and alternative news sources. These are our way out of the intellectual cell the the elite have tried to lock us away into.

3 comments:

  1. off Subject:

    Do you think it would be possible for conservatives and libertarians to come together in one third party? If it is possible, do you think they could win elections? The focus would have to be, IMO, to downsize the federal government, deal with the Federal Reserve, and re-establish the constitution as the law of the land.

    I will very much appreciate your opinion.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Yes, they definitely could win elections, especially in the future since the libertarian message seems to be striking an especially strong chord with young people. That said, libertarians will only reconcile with American conservatives (I have in mind neo-conservatives for the most part here) if and only if they abandon their aggressive foreign policy and social conservatism views that they want by fiat to be enforced. Until that time, most libertarians, as myself, view neo-conservatives as nothing more than Progressives with social conservative leanings. Those are the two big issues, as it seems that they seem to agree on the Fed, free markets, etc. Oh, I almost forgot, domestic security as well is a big issue. Conservatives need to come out against police state laws such as the Patriot Act, NDAA, warrantless wiretaps, and the like. And they need to completely distance themselves from any defense of stimulus AND bailouts, not just the former.

    The political classification in this country of left and right is extremely muddled right now, and I can see a complete shift happening before our eyes where the libertarians seem to be taking over the GOP slowly but surely, and I can see the neo-Cons having no choice but to align with Democrats since they are further apart in word than in substance.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Tony. You have given me much to think about.

      Delete