Opinion: Welfare slaves

POSTED: 08/21/13 1:09 PM

Now that our socialist political leaders and government have conditioned us into believing we are all helpless victims, victims of the Europeans, victims of rich and the self-reliant they have encouraged an entire culture of “collectivism, dependency and entitlements.” Our basic needs such as food, our children’s upbringing, our children’s education and medical care, should be paid for by someone else.

When we run short of money, we don’t take personal responsibility for it, but we blame the Dutch, the French, the businessman, the rich or someone else. When times are hard, we don’t look for a job, we look for a handout.  Economist Dr. Thomas Sowell puts it this way: “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people that vote for a living.”

How did we get this way? How did we come to this place as a twin island nation, where we are teetering on the brink of becoming a full-blown tyrannical Marxist welfare state? It has happened through an amazing mixture of political deception, hypocrisy and double standards. This is clearly illustrated by the politicians who buy our votes and promise us the sky just to get elected. Then they line their own pockets with cash while going about the business of tearing down the very system of the free-market that produced the cash.

Yet, the dependent welfare slaves continue to blindly follow and vote for the Marxist liberals who promise them more free stuff, “The welfare slaves” because those who are dependent upon socialist government handouts become trapped in a perpetual state of bare existence. What else would you call a person who has no hope of self-improvement but has to look to the government and the rich and powerful to provide their most basic needs? I call that person a slave. This is exactly what liberal big-government socialism is producing on our twin island nation, a culture of dependent slaves.

Was Dr. Martin Luther 1963 “free at last speech” in vain? Dr. King surely must be turning over in his grave to see the deception by our local political leaders, encouraging dependency and the destruction of the family through paying unwedded women to breed several children for multiple fathers, allowing the state to become the provider and father of these children. For the politicians they will be more dependent slaves to exploit and keep them in power for their own political and financial gain. Under these Marxist policies our country’s future is bleak, very bleak. Poverty, tyranny and dictatorship will not be far off.

Peter Gunn

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