Posts tagged big government
Dr. Woods is one of the brightest and most entertaining political minds on the planet. Funny, humble, insightful and extraordinarily knowledgable. Although now a Ron Paul supporter and libertarian he used to be a major “neo-con” and was intensely pro-war and pro-State.
With an inspiring level of self-analysis and willingness to reject cognitive dissonance he discusses why the concept of war is repugnant, vile and crazed when viewed without our desire to worship our governments and countries above our fellow men, women and God.
Woods also shows how our concepts of national identity, righteousness and morality are manipulated by our media and government with the lever of fear and war—even in peace-time—so that we can be made to agree with the terrors of “big government.”
He’s also painfully un-hip on economics, does not grasp the free market and is in favor of bailouts: “Some quantitative easing (bailouts) made sense.” (see video).
To top it off he’s a meddling do-gooder who thinks that good behavior and morality are the result of good laws, not inspiration from God, strong character or even will power: “Individuals can’t go it alone. There is no society that I’m aware of where we have had radical individualism and succeeds as a culture.” (again, in the vid).
One candidate has true differentiation. One candidate understands our economy and has an amazing track record of predicting the future of the world, one candidate has the most support from the troops because he understand’s the primary drivers of terrorism and is a veteran himself.
I rest my case, for the day.
If you say it’s a coincidence I won’t argue; let’s focus on Little Ricky. Hunter’s podcast centers around the strange hypocritical brand of Republicanism that Americans experienced under Bush in recent years.
Simultaneously bashing “big government” and tripling the size of it, The Bush Years provided us with an interesting view into the mind of the modern politician. Using a precise bait and switch technique we were told that to protect our security we must give it up. To have more money, we must spend more. And to have peace we must have perpetual, undeclared, un-Constitutional war in as many countries as our troops, drones and bombs can possibly occupy around the world.
Like the proper errand boy that he is (now I’m in trouble) Santorum backed Bushism all the way to the bank and will—absent a lightning strike of liberty to the forehead—offer nothing new to combat the parasitic spread of government spending, un-Constitutional intrusions into our privacy and our military empire abroad.
“Some will reject what I have to say as a kind of ‘Big Government’ conservatism.” -Rick Santorum, “It Takes a Family.”