Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools."

– Plato


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sorry. This stall is Occupied.

I know it’s past time for a blog, so I’ll come up with something quick. 

It’s difficult for me to get past the insanity of the “Occupy” idiots, because that’s all we’ve heard about for weeks. No one with a brain can suggest that there is a comparison of this adolescent rebellion to the Tea Party. The Occupy dingbats are naive college students, union supporters, homeless druggies, and other societal dregs.

That’s evidenced by the drug use, rapes, murders, destruction of property, disease, open sex, and all the rest of the childish behavior. Defecating on police cars or in front of a crowd is not typical of civilized and intelligent adults. Most of these “flea baggers” have no idea why they are “occupying”, except to have fun, get stoned, get laid or break something.

The Tea Party people leave the area cleaner than it was before the rally. They are civilized. And they have well defined issues that concern them.  They want smaller government, lower taxes, enforcement of our borders, and a stop to out-of-control spending.  Who is not for these things?  There is absolutely no comparison between the two basically opposing groups.

But I’m not going to get into what I see as the real reason for these “occupy” parties and what this kind of thing can lead to. Look at Europe and how the government reacts. “There is none so blind as he who will not see.”

What I really wanted to mention is why we are being pushed into socialism. And we have been moving in that direction for many decades.  It’s just been "peddle to the metal" with this administration.

Strictly from an economic point of view, it’s really quite simple.  Look at Europe. The European Union was designed to level the economic field, so that socialism could work in all the countries of Europe. It didn’t work, because the U. S. took business from Europe, due to our capitalistic economy. This allowed the Europeans to move capital to the U. S. where they could make money.

So going global requires our economy to go to socialism, because as long as there is a capitalist alternative, socialism doesn’t work. Money moves to where it can make more money, and that is not socialism.

On a “smaller” scale, look at the affect of Obama care on insurance companies and the medical profession.  

I traveled through Yugoslavia on a motorcycle in the ‘60s and was amazed to find that there was no variety in store items. The country was under Tito at the time. There was one type of shoe, for example, with no competitive brands. If you need shoes, you buy what the government provides.

So internationally, you can see that the capitalist system draws investment from foreign countries, but, unfortunately, our current administration has caused hesitation even by foreign investors. No one knows what to expect from this administration.

I’ve always said that there cannot be an effective one-world government so long as there is a super power standing. For those with that goal, the U. S. has to be brought down. The “playing field” must be leveled. So the push toward socialism is not happenstance. And it’s not total incompetence by the Obama administration. There is a method to this madness and it’s not beneficial for the America we knew and the freedom people died for.


  1. Welcome back, Ralph. It has not really been that long but I could enjoy a new blog every hour from you.

    God created this world to be socialistic but man's greed changed that immediately.

    The occupiers forget the very businesses they are hurting are where many of their families work every day.

    And, of course, closing a B of A branch is sure to solve the problem!

  2. Ed - Einstein wanted to know the "mind of God" and he's smarter by far than I am, so since I don't know God's politics, I'll dodge that one. But I think it makes a good topic for discussion. Thanks too for the compliment.

    I didn't mean to hit two topics, but I started typing and this blog is what came out. I rarely change the first draft.

    I was afraid that you and Malcolm would be on my case if I didn't get something out quick.

  3. Boy Ed, I was in Seattle for some time so I couldn't get on Ralph's case. Good Job. I'll try to keep on him too.

  4. Malcolm
    I knew you'd pop up sooner or later.

  5. By the way, this is an excellent and very perceptive analysis of the stealth moves of the Obama administration to scoot the USA into socialism as quickly as possible, although as you mention, some have been taking "us" down that road for a few decades now. Good work and I think I agree with you completely. By the way, it wasn't until the early 80s that I went into East Germany, Czekhoslovakia and Yugoslavia and saw the uniformity and scarcity of products on the shelves. It was then exactly as you saw in the 60s