Thursday, April 18, 2013
What is bottom up politics? (Please take note of the quotes – although I would love to claim the quoted material as mine - it is not) Here's a hint the smoke is clearing.
Who is the guy who said the following ??? What right wing Waco is he ???
Was it J.S. Mill, or F.A. Hayek, or Edmund Burke, or Milton Friedman or George Will or Ronald Reagan or Maggie Thatcher?
None of the above.
“You asked and now you will listen, my son. The social assistance state leads to a loss of human energies and an inordinate increase of public agencies, which are dominated more by bureaucratic thinking than by real concern for helping people. Needs are best understood and satisfied by people who are closest to them who act as neighbors and parish members to those in need. It should be added that certain kinds of demands often call for a response which is not simply material but which is capable of perceiving the deeper human need. This is not to mention the welfare states excesses and abuses.”
Who is this guy ???
(ME) - Yup bureaucracy is a self fulfilling evil by definition. It is put in place initially to take care of an evil such as poverty, or mental health, and then it quickly starts to expand the definition of poverty or mental health to include those things we used to think as normal that are not evil. In effect their efforts broaden the number of people included (or stigmatized) in its base. The whole concept of helping people becomes a concept of helping the bureaucracy first and then the people. The energy and wealth of the people is therefore wasted on the bureaucracy and not on actually helping people. As the quote above alluded to, helping people is best done one on one from the bottom up. From the top down the idea of helping people gets lost, and it becomes the government’s job and not their neighbors. Now back to the burning question,
Who is this guy ???
“In Europe first and now in America, elected men have taken it upon themselves to indebt their people to create an atmosphere of dependency.And why? For their own selfish need to increase their own personal power. I’ve been a keen observer of the effect this has on the people, especially the poor. They are very good at creating poverty where there is no reason to explain it. My job is try to alleviate poverty….”
Who is this guy ??? (The quoted material is all from an interview conducted by Chris Matthews, who is he interviewing?)
Reporter’s question: “But you refuse to blame corporations for their role?”
Answer. “Okay, they also told me you have a degree in economics. No buyer, or seller either, enters into any exchange against his will. It is the nature of the economy. Man is frail, and he makes mistakes and sometimes is greedy and they enter into exchanges that don’t help them. Sometimes they become poor, but they made choices. There is nothing the Church can do except try to educate people to become good consumers. Chiefly, for me, it is an education solution on that side. And the Church has more schools around the globe than any other faith. I say teach the people to save their souls, and also teach them how not to become poor. And how not to allow the government to trick them into poverty.”
REPORTER: “ And you blame government?
Answer: “No, I blame the self-serving politicians!
REPORTER: “So your solution to poverty is to change the nature of politics?
Answer: “Please feel free to broadcast this; I don’t want to be pope. Friend, you are a socialist and your friends are socialists. And you are the reason for 70 years of misery in Russia and Europe now is seizing in pain from your policies. You believe in the redistribution of wealth and it makes entire populations poor. You want to nationalize everything and bring every human endeavor under your control. You destroy a man's incentive to take care of his very own family, a crime against nature and nature’s God. You want social control over populations and incrementally you are making everything against the law. Together this ideology creates more poverty today than all the corporations you vilify have in the history of man.”
REPORTER: “I’ve never heard such from a Cardinal. I’m not sure if you are here to help yourself or disqualify yourself?”
Answer: “Please air this interview. People being dominated by socialists need to know we don’t all have to be poor. Some poverty is part of our being cast out of the Garden of Eden. But look at the empire of dependency created by Hugo Chavez. Promising them, tricking them into worship of government and his very own person. Giving them fish but not allowing them to fish. If a fisherman does develop a talent today in Latin America; he is castigated and his catch stolen by the socialists. He stops?”
REPORTER: “Feedom isn’t punished anywhere, is it?”
Answer: “Certainly it is!”
REPORTER: “In Latin America?”
Answer: “I’m afraid Latin America is lost. The people of the entire area are controlled by a bloc of militant socialist regimes in the region, most prominently Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia and Nicaragua. They have a gun pointed at their head. So their heart is now captured. Who will save them at this point?”
REPORTER: So the game is over. Checkmate?”
Answer: “Friend, I’ve been studying America this month before the Pope chose to resign. You must not have fear at speaking the truth. It is for the salvation of souls and the recovery of Thomas Jefferson’s people. America must not fall to the new painted communism. Even the low information voters don’t want America to be sold into slavery. I pray they cast out the money changers in their government! What manner of government is there that condones sin? Abomination upon abomination--giving monies for the murder of children, giving monies for the murder of the elderly! You are an American. Your government, My child, has been infiltrated by men of sin.”
Who is this Guy?
Was the interview ever published?
Do you think Chris Matthews “…felt a thrill going up his leg” on this interview?
REPORTER: “I think we are done?”
Answer: “Wait. If I speak on the ordination of women, on celibacy, on divorce, will you air this interview and my message?”
REPORTER: “No, we are done.”
Answer: “Partially what irritates me to the core is the media’s inability to look at anything without looking into the cause of the various problems. People are made poor so they will vote for the very candidates that made them poor.”
REPORTER: “Have a nice day and thanks for your time.”
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Wow. Who is this guy ??? He is the new Pope.
No, this interview wasn’t published.
No, Chris didn’t get that tingle up his leg.
This new Pope’s name is Pope Francis I.
The white smoke has cleared, this guy is indeed a "God Send".