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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Community Organizers Needed for Local Stimulus Now!

So many of you - not just in the States but globally - are sitting around wondering when your government is going to do something for you. Will a stimulus package come your way and give you your fare share to deal with a declining economy? Here in the U.S., of course, a stimulus package is getting closer but there are still many doubts and lots of people worry that some out-of-touch politician is going to stand in the way, or that they won't get their fare share.

HELLO! You don't have to wait for the politicians to get help! Team up with your local community organizers and get your own local stimulus package going. It's so easy - what are you waiting for? Get a gang of people in your community organized - about 50 to 100 is usually enough for success. Now look around and identify a few of the nicest, wealthiest homes in your community. Bring people together, get an open conversation going, make some tough, bipartisan decisions, then kick in the doors and begin spreading the wealth around. Get a lot of that stagnant excess wealth - cash, jewelry, plasma screens, iPods, silverware, fur coats, espresso machines, even bags of dog food - out into the local economy where it will hep people like you and your friends.

Remember, the basic principle of enlightened government is that the powers of the government derive from the natural, inalienable rights of man. Therefore, it follows that whatever powers and rights the government has must be rights that you as a citizen have in the first place. The power to "spread the wealth around" through government seizure of property in order to transfer wealth to friends, cronies, voters, and others who have not earned it must be one of those inalienable rights, so don't sit around and wait - start inalienating today!

Remember the inspired and foundational principles of our democracy: Your problems are other people's fault, and other people must pay. It's that simple. As the Good Book says, "Workers of the world, unite!"

Disclaimer: Based on the emails and comments I get for posts like this, and occasional misunderstandings by certain authorities or talk-show hosts, I sadly have to add a disclaimer here for those with certain impairments. I am actually not advocating criminal activity here. In fact, I'm completely opposed to criminal activity, especially that being conducted by unelected criminals on thrones or elected criminals, no matter how high their popularity.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOL! Jeff you're getting pretty good at this.

Anonymous said...

Yeah--What a concept! Count me in.

GRM

Anonymous said...

Remember, the basic principle of enlightened government is that the powers of the government derive from the natural, inalienable rights of man. Therefore, it follows that whatever powers and rights the government has must be rights that you as a citizen have in the first place.

A brilliant point that can't be made too often. Assuming all of the government's current actions are legitimate, I have every right to go next door with a gun and get my family a "hand up." And while I'm there, if I see my neighbor smoking or otherwise ingesting something I don't approve of, I can kidnap him.

Don't get me started on what I'll do to him if he resists any of this.

Brian Duffin said...

Shame on you, Jeff! You should know the government hates competition!

Chris H. said...

"Based on the emails and comments I get for posts like this, and occasional misunderstandings by certain authorities or talk-show hosts, I sadly have to add a disclaimer here for those with certain impairments. I am actually not advocating criminal activity here."

Of course you are not advocating criminal activity. You are being a jerk. That is pretty obvious. Do some people not realize this right away.

Anonymous said...

Chris H.,

Does it hurt when your socialist doctrine gets labeled what it really is--stealing? Does it bother you when individuals steal verses the government?

How about you quit the name calling and let's have an intelligent discussion. Socialism vs Capitalism. You start.

Mormanity said...

Chris, that seems a bit harsh. I suggest that there is a difference between tongue-in-cheek satire and being a jerk, unless you're using one of those special definitions for jerk, such as "someone who disagrees with me," with the verb "to disagree" being synonymous with being a jerk. If that's your definition, well, I'll have to respectfully be a jerk.

Twizzer said...

Where did Chris H. go? Just drops in to call people a jerk and then moves on???

Anonymous said...

Twizzler,

When socialists are called upon to have intelligent debates, they generally are incapable. Instead they stick to misleading statistics, deceiving emotional arguments and, yes, name calling.