One collapse away

In the USSR, a common saying was, “They pretend to pay us.  We pretend to work.”  This was prior to its collapse from rot and corruption.  Here in the US we have an increased disincentive to be productive as Atlas is shrugging.  After the collapse and fragmentation of the USSR, it balkanized and there were plenty of dictatorships to go around.  Remains to be seen if we can avoid the same end, for that is surely what they have slated for us.

What we have that the states of the USSR didn’t have is the original Constitution and a VERY clear idea of how its restrictions have been end run by the central authority, by either ignoring it or obfuscating the original words and meaning.  I’ll bet we still know, despite the lib-prob lawyers, EXACTLY what it means.  And I’ll bet we could set it up with a few more safeguards, such as preventing the states from EVER being coerced to give away their representation with something like the 17th Amendment, and some to set serious state and citizen-generated repercussions to federal reps that ignore the Constitution.  And I’ll bet it would work fine.

I’d even bet that states that set up under the Constitution, slightly revised and to original intent would be a constant drain of productive people and companies that wanted to be free that happened to be living in the coming socialist democracy states, like California and New York and Illinois.  And I’d bet that they would initially enact laws making it illegal to emigrate, and then when that didn’t work they would of course put up a few checkpoints and walls.


About drrik

3rd career and 2nd childhood. Spends spare time repairing old things. Aspires to burn more gasoline, gunpowder, and ink in pursuit of slowing down. Child of the 60s and aspiring student of history. No desire to see us repeat the failed social experiments that keep failing for lack of human beings that meet the left wing standards and have to be killed off. Did engineering long enough to realize that very little is new and the wheel does not need to be reinvented.
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4 Responses to One collapse away

  1. Mrs. AL says:

    I really like this analysis and commentary, Drrik. Well said!! Having said that, I would hazard a guess that a lot of folks would consider the ideas in your middle paragraph as “pie in the sky” (wonder if that’s anything like “Lucy in the sky”). Most of us humanoids are adverse to change and certainly we aren’t any longer a hearty bunch who are willing to endure and sacrifice to meet a noble goal. Gads, is my cynicism showing?

  2. drrik says:

    Once everything is being taxed away, as it will be even thought the plan will be to do it “gradually” so the fr g doesn’t notice, the disincentive is still there. After a point, the working doesn’t provide anything and people notice.
    You are not cynical ENOUGH.

  3. Mrs. AL says:

    Interesting. I need to be more cynical, eh? Will ponder this. In the meantime, thought you might find this post of interest:
    cromwellshead put up a link to a video from another location. You just might find it of interest. Then again …

    • drrik says:

      ANOTHER person with insight. Always refreshing to find. Great posits. I left a few blurbs with him to show that I was paying attention.
      And no, I am not too pie in the sky. I have faith in ( the majority of) human beings and faith in the basic priciples of the founders and I also have a little faith.

      Dalrymple wrote that the entitiled to everything and responsible for nothing lifestyle leads people both to unhappiness and a strong conviction that they do not want their families to live under the same conditions. They recognize that it dead ends. That is the part of human nature that can save the country, eventually.

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