Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thoughts on Socialism
All those people ranting about 'socialism', 'socialistic medicine' and calling Barack Obama a socialist, got me to thinking. So to all of you who are so concerned about our health care system making us a socialistic country, here's my advice for you. (Those of you calling Obama a Nazi obviously have no idea what the word means and are too stupid to even address). First of all, you should stop paying taxes. Next, send back your Social Security payments, your unemployment insurance and any Medicare reimbursements you might have received. Take your children out of public schools or any private school subsidized by tax money. Stop driving on public roads. This will be tough. You may have to stop driving altogether as there are not too many private roads that actually take you anywhere. But, you cannot take any form of public transportation - subway, bus, train. Do not go to the library. Do not call the police if you are robbed or attacked. Fight your own fire, or put out a fire at your neighbor's house so it doesn't burn yours. Cancel your flood insurance and do not even think of asking the government for help when a tornado or flood comes through your town. If you are a veteran, renounce all your benefits, including medical. Do not take prescription drugs that have been tested by the FDA. Never again go to a national park, a national forest, a public campground or a public beach. Do not walk on a sidewalk or under a streetlight. I'm afraid you'll have to grow your own food, as most of the corporations and/or farmers that produce food in this country are either subsidized in some way, or the food they produce is tested and approved by the FDA, or both. Of course you'll have to drill your own well so as not to be using the municipal water system. Yes, a septic system will be necessary too as you don't want to rely on a socialistic government to haul away your shit! Do not attend a baseball game at a publicly funded stadium, and do not allow your children to play in any athletic leagues sponsored by any government agency or to play in any public park. Oh dear, you'll have to stop using money too, so it'll strictly be the barter system for you. Take any money out of banks or credit unions that are regulated and insured by the government. Take nothing to the post office to be mailed, and refuse any mail that they attempt to bring to you. Unfortunately, you won't be able to fly out of most airports, so your traveling will be quite limited. Write to your legislators and tell them that you no longer want inmates detained by the government, so please release them. Now, about the military. Well, you'll have to opt out of their services too. Write to everyone you can think of, soldiers included, telling them you no longer require their services. These letters, by the way, will have to be sent by Fed Ex. Do not vote in any election. After you've completed all these steps, you might as well renounce your American citizenship, as you are obviously no longer a contributing member of society. At that point, feel free to throw rocks at 'socialized' medicine.