The Anti-Midas Touch of Modern Politics Revealed
A humorous parable and then my comments.
A Japanese company (Toyota) and an American company (General Motors) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.
On the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.
The Americans, very discouraged and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.
Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people paddling and 1 person steering, while the American team had 7 people steering and 2 people paddling.
Feeling a deeper study was in order, American management hired a consulting company and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.
They advised, of course, that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were paddling.
Not sure of how to utilize that information, but wanting to prevent another loss to the Japanese, the paddling team's management structure was totally reorganized to 4 steering supervisors, 2 area steering superintendents and 1 assistant superintendent steering manager.
They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 2 people paddling the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the “Rowing Team Quality First Program,” with meetings, dinners and free pens for the paddlers. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices, and bonuses. The pension program was trimmed to “equal the competition” and some of the resultant savings were channelled into morale boosting programs and teamwork posters.
The next year the Japanese won by two miles.
Humiliated, the American management laid off one paddler, halted development of a new canoe, sold all the paddles, and cancelled all capital investments for new equipment. The money saved was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses.
The next year, try as he might, the lone designated paddler was unable to even finish the race (having no paddles), so he was laid off for unacceptable performance, all canoe equipment was sold and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India.
Sadly, the End.
Here’s something else to think about: GM has spent the last thirty years moving all its factories out of the US, claiming they can’t make money paying American wages.
TOYOTA has spent the last thirty years building more than a dozen plants inside the US. The last quarter’s results:
TOYOTA makes 4 billion in profits while GM racksup 9 billion in losses.
GM folks are still scratching their heads, and collecting bonuses.
“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” —George Santayana
Understand: Current history began 1 second ago.
I have written for DECADES: Those who do not believe in the conspiracy theory of history are either ignoramuses or part of the conspiracy themselves. If in a war or in a sports arena two teams meet to do battle, and one team loses every single attempt as if the other side knew their every plan in advance—it is no mystery and cannot be mere coincidence. The other team DOES HAVE the play book and DOES KNOW what their opponent’s every move will be because a Judas sold them out. NO ONE has luck THAT BAD. When everything “goes wrong just right” for the enemy every single time, it can only be the result of conspiracy.
The fact that the governments of all once-prosperous and successful and godly nations of Christendom follow the above model (the canoe parable) is PROOF of conspiracy. A plethora of con-men business improvement “gurus” have bilked the American taxpayers of untold billions of dollars, since the government and Big Business hire high-dollar business gurus to take their employees on retreats, give them sensitivity training, empowerment training, group dynamics training with weekends and worshops and lectures and enrichment seminars, motivational group therapy and all sorts of hogwash that is all “tax deductible” (meaning the CEOs of the business and government get to laugh their guts out making their employees run like rats through mazes and the taxpayers pay for it). Daily on my Google homepage there are “trending” stories and it seems several each day are some new business tip. It seems that half of what business majors are now taught is a bunch of academic voodoo. But, it must be true, because they experts have “degrees” and are called “experts” and are paid top dollar for their speeches and seminars. Professional con-men and pseudo-spiritual humanist gurus reveal that the majority of companies who hire them are practicing business without a brain.
When everything that “government” does fails (and only serves to destroy the nation) THAT is the actual plan. Read that sentence again and let it sink in. In what other profession would the employers hire high-dollar personel who are supposed to be the cream of the crop, yet these “experts” fail at every single thing they attempt, ruin everything that they touch, are even caught committing crimes and robbing the company blind, and lie and cover their tracks as their first and only instinct, and the company goes more and more into irreversible debt each year, decade after decade, and the employees keep selling off the company’s properties and resouces, while they spend, spend, spend and rack up more debt and turn the best company into the poster-child for everything that a successful company should not be —and yet not only do the employers not have them arrested and tried for their crimes, but they hire them year after year and continue giving them raises and bonuses even though they can’t succeed at anything that they do! That is “government” (that is, what spuriously passes for valid government in our corrupt society) in a nutshell. It defies comprehension. It cannot be coincidence. It is planned. They think they are untouchable. They laugh and laugh and laugh all the way from the campaign trail to the bank.
As the old saying goes, “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Modern governments are all filled with corrupt, renegade, treasonous public servants. They ignore all common sense, all maxims of truth, all logic, all morality, all Natural, Revealed, and Constitutional law. If the members of Congress and the rest of government performed in the private sector as they do in government, they would all be fired, fined, and behind bars. NO ONE can be that stupid and that incompetent over and over and over again, in everything that they do, year after year, and only make the problem worse, fail*1 at everything that they do (while giving themselves raises and more benefits each year), while making excuses, blaming everyone else (the previous administration) with the impotent excuse and promise, “There will be a few bumps on the road to recovery and we all need to tighten our belts*2 and realize that we are in this together for the long haul and realize that if we work hard things will get better” (said the wolves to the sheep as they closed the last gates behind the flock inside the “new pasture”, which, eerily had neither water nor grass in it).
[*1 —they fail at everything except failing, which, according to the laws of statistics and probabilities, means that they fail at nothing and succeed at everything because their plan is to fail at whatever they do. Modern politic can be likened to a perfectly good ship at sea that begins to take on water after the politicians take control of the ship; eventually their “logic” to remedy the situation is to drill more holes in the hull of the ship “to equalize the pressure of the seawater outside the ship and the seawater inside the ship” (while securing the lifeboats for themselves, having “rescued” all the valuables in the ship’s safe. Modern politicians can be likened unto firemen battling a blaze who declare, “The fire is not out yet—QUICK, throw some more gasoline on it!”
*2 Yes, tighten our belts while Obama flies all over the world with an entourage of 300+ people and multiple jumbo jets (one only to bring his dog, one time), flying more than most all other presidents combined, eating $10,000 meals at exclusive restaurants, taking expensive vacations, and playing golf. Are people that stupid? They must be... they let it go on for 8 years.]
When elected government officials—public servants—despite their impressive college degrees and lofty credentials, are able to balance their own budgets but not the nations, were able to succeed in their own businesses, but when it comes to anything they do in government, they have the “Anti-Midas” touch and everything that is gold that they touch turns to lead (or shit)... it is no coincidence. NO ONE is that incompetent (especially when they accrue more and more wealth personally). IT IS TREASON. When such incompetent persons entered politics poor and retired as millionaires, it does not take a blood hound to sniff out a conspiracy.
Politicians—all public servants, all government employees should be held to a HIGHER standard of ethics and a HIGHER standard of accountability and the penalties for their crimes should be MORE SEVERE than for the average person and all public servants, all government employees should receive a salary that is not greater than the average American income, with no benefits. In what professional field are employees paid a higher salary than the owners of the company? If public servants and government employees don’t like that, then get a job in the private sector and actually work for a living. What is a crime in the private sector should be considered a DOUBLE CRIME in the public sector / government. Furthermore, the Committee on Unamerican Activities should be reconvened (and only Americans elected to it) and politicians should regularly be tried for Treason. All politicians and government employees should be reminded that the penalty for treason is death; and they should be forced to submit to lie detector tests and truth serum on a regular basis.
“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?” —Thomas Jefferson
Of course, by the term "ruler" Jefferson meant public servants whom the average, uneducated person imagines to be the "ruler", for he also expressed,
“When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.”
Isn’t This How Government Should Be? Boo hoo... There Is No New Legislation Being Proposed... How Will the People Ever Survive...?
Tyler Durden writes:
“With neither major party able to secure a majority of seats in the national legislature and the two parties unable to agree on a coalition government, for the last 10 months Spain has had a do-nothing caretaker government for the first time in its history.
“While basic government services continue, no new legislation is being proposed, foreign policy is stuck in place, and many infrastructure and other government projects are frozen.
All the experts, of course, predicted chaos, but life has continued on quite smoothly. A Spaniard language teacher, Felix Pastor, quipped: “No government, no thieves”. He believes Spain could continue on quite well without any government forever.
Again, “If it ain’t broke don’t ‘fix’ it”. Also, “Let sleeping dogs lie [continue to sleep]”.
The only reason new laws would need to be proposed is if you had a crappy constitution and or a subversive, corrupt government (such as corrupt leaders who let in a tsunami of aliens and illegally grant them equal rights). Only a fool hires someone who merely pretends to be working while actually doing nothing—or even worse, sabotaging the business while making it looks like he is working. By this description nearly everyone in the world is a fool (the masses are mostly mindless and the majority of the small percentage who can actually think have been dumbed down and brainwashed in the schools, media, and churches).
The “government’s” job is to PRESERVE the Constitution and DEFEND the rights of the lawful citizens, not change the Constitution (which is illegal according to the Constitution), not abrogate rights or regulate / tax / fine the true citizens to death.
In light of Spain’s past legislation of taxing (or wanting to tax) the citizens of Spain FOR THE SUN—for the SUNSHINE, since many are using solar panels to harvest power—the new “nongovernment” is an improvement. Thomas Jefferson said, “No government is better than bad [corrupt, incompetent] government”.
Most all modern governments are communist. If you reduce it down, in reality, the self-presumed goal of all modern corrupt governments is to occupy itself with inventing new ways to spend the money of the hardworking citizens. The only people who cry when governments shut down are those who receive a government paycheck and services (i.e., those who do nothing and produce nothing, but feed off the system like a virus—feed and reproduce).