Socialist Slam

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They’re Finnished

(BBC) Finland’s government resigns over healthcare reform. They experimented with giving the chronically unemployed a generous guaranteed income in the hopes of motivating them to work…but … wait for it — it had the opposite effect. Color me shocked.
As with developed nations, Finland has an ageing population that is putting financial pressure on its social welfare systems.
As an increasing number of people live longer in retirement, the cost of providing pension and healthcare benefits can rise. Those increased costs are paid for by taxes collected from of the working-age population – who make up a smaller percentage of the population than in decades past. 
In 2018, those aged 65 or over made up 21.4% of Finland’s population, the fourth highest after Germany, Portugal, Greece, and Italy, according to Eurostat. 
Finland’s welfare system is also generous in its provisions, making it relatively expensive. Attempts at reform have plagued Finnish governments for years.
It’s called a Ponzie Scheme. And it works so long as more people pay into the system than use it. The problem that Finland and everyone else has is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.
In America, the political party which advocates killing babies, including those that survived botched abortions wants to be in charge of the nation’s healthcare. Even the Finns don’t take it that far.
“Make the US into Venezuela”
(LINK) It’s an interesting article.
Tonight there are no lights. Like the New York City of Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged”, the eyes of the country were plucked out to feed the starving beggars in abandoned occupied buildings which were once luxury apartments. They blame the weather – the government does – like the tribal shamans of old who made sacrifices to the gods in the hopes of an intervention. 
There is no food either; they tell the people to hold on, to raise chickens on the terraces of their once-glamorous apartments. There is no water – and they give lessons on state TV of how to wash with a cup of water. The money is worthless; people now pay with potatoes, if they can find them. Doctors operate using the light of their smart phones; when there is power enough to charge them. Without anesthesia, of course – or antibiotics, like the days before the advent of modern medicine. The phone service has been cut – soon the internet will go and an all-pervading darkness will fall over a feral land.
Venezuela is one of those places where when you throw seeds on the ground, melons will grow…and yet people starve and a bushel of money won’t buy a roll of toilet paper. And American politicians want the same failed socialist policies for us.
EXCEPT that in the US there are hundreds of millions of firearms and trillions of rounds of ammunition in private hands. And it terrifies the Democrats.
And we train with them…

28 thoughts on “Socialist Slam

  1. Right. One side of the equation knows how to shoot, and it's not the commies. They're too busy trying on onesies, stroking the unicorn and cooking up hoax hate crimes.

  2. Might not be a bad idea to add to the ammo stores. And on another note, Larue has a really nice trigger on sale at a great price, so I ordered one. I'll likely use it to upgrade an existing rifle, or perhaps build another. 6.5 Grendel is appealing.

  3. Exactly…and electing Muslims to Congress. They're doing that too, with predictable results.

  4. LSP, you have never seen a firearm you didn't like. Remember that shotgun store we went to in Dallas. I don't think there was a single gun in the place under $3,000.00.

    6.5 is an excellent bullet, and when loaded with the correct balance of powder to bullet weight, it's extra lethal and flat-shooting.

  5. I'm over 65. I don't see myself retiring to enjoy the "good life".
    I'm having a good life.
    But I'm paying for others to have theirs.
    I hope there's some left for me.
    As for the Grendel, I envision more close quarters work than that.

  6. The Commies in Washington think others will do their bidding by collecting the millions of firearms. We will know we've won by the shock on their faces when they realize how many know the Second Amendment … AND believe in it.

  7. I'm building a 6.5 Grendel right now. Just got a Geissele two-stage trigger at 40% off. Saving up for a quality barrel now.

  8. There won't be any winning a new US civil war.

    There are no geographic lines, the two sides are no separated by apartment walls.

    The cities won't survive long w/o the produce of the countryside, which will be devastated by the waves of urban refugees.

    I expect everybody here knows how to make bombs, how to sabotage, how to destroy infrastructure (some as a profession, others like me as an intellectual hobby dating from my teenage years)…. the problem is, so do lots of the people on the "other side".

    It took us 150 years to build a modern technological civilization in the US, I expect it'll take us 5 or less to erase it.

    There's no glorious victory to be had, no reset to the principles of the Constitution in a quick triumph of virtue, it's just to easy to break things and too hard to fix them. All there is is a rapid descent into Somalia, 3000 miles by 1500 miles wide. Then a potential gradual climb back into something new… which judging by history is almost always worse than what we have now. For every great new nation arising from ruin that is a beacon of freedom and progress, there are a thousand new, petty, warlord tyrannies.

    When was the last time anybody can remember that something meaningfully better came out of the Glorious Revolution that wasn't still a total dump…. maybe Taiwan?

    The US is starting out so much better off than everywhere else that it seems unlikely that there might ever wind up being a net improvement, even if it takes a hundred years.

    I'll still fight, if the Pinkos make me, but not with any hope of making things better… only with hope of making things worse for the people who want to destroy our nation.


  9. I like what you did the the Finnish title. HA! And I like even more what the are doing. wish we could or would.

  10. Larry,

    LSP and I have both used Ballistic Advantage barrels and been impressed by their accuracy.

    They offer LEO and veteran discounts.

  11. I believe they do.

    The question is what is your personal breaking point; and who do you tell?

    140 million armed is worthless if there are 100 million different breaking points and 10k minor provocations that never quite rise to that level. Anything less that wide spread concerted action will just by brushed aside as "Hater Nut Jobs". The Enemy understands this.

    Congress just went on record condemning "hate" speech, which means anything of which the Deep State disapproves. In a year or so they will codify it. Soon after you can expect that to be coupled to "Red Flag" laws.

    I read a few decades ago that the Soviets had a building with more floor space that the Pentagon in which 50k+ apparatchiks labored endlessly sorting through a continuous river of informer reports and denunciations from "loyal" comrades looking for subversives and counter-revolutionaries. Now-a-days that can accomplished by a "frame" that will fit in Hillary's outhouse. Think the Deep State/Big Tech won't go there. Think a denunciation from a co-worker about your opinion of what constitutes a "trigger" won't move you up the scrutiny/visitation/red flag list.

    So, I ask again: what is your personal point-of-no-return; and who do you trust?


  13. Nobody ever wins a civil war. But everyone must ask themselves whether there are principles that they are willing to defend. The Jews who ended up being herded here and there by the Nazis made their decision. It would not be my decision, but they had a right to make it. And history records the results.

    You will NEVER read an advocacy for civil war on this blog by me, your faithful blogger. Merely the threat of an armed population (of which maybe 3% would follow through with anything) is enough to keep the progs awake at night.

  14. Who will do the collecting?

    The military? Doubtful.

    The police? Unlikely.

    Inner city people, armed for the purpose and promised free cheese? You'd need a lot of them.

  15. The behavior of Graham is emblematic of all the RINO's. They've been headed in that direction for a long time. Will they reach a tipping point that creates sufficient discontent? It's difficult to speculate, but it's certainly possible. I doubt that it will happen during the Trump Administration, but there are enough traitors in Republican ranks to push it forward.

  16. Graham is a McCain RINO. I expect him to behave accordingly and he never seems to disappoint.

  17. As always, the struggle is "who will hold sovereign power"? It was the question for the Finns then.

    The social democrats wanted to retain the civil rights already achieved and to increase the socialists' power over society. The conservatives feared the loss of their long-held socio-economic dominance, and their rights, established by tradition. There was no equivalent to the Constitution as a leveling influence in their situation.

    Both factions collaborated with their equivalents in Russia, deepening the split in the nation. Reds and Whites. After political defeats in July and October 1917, the social democrats put forward an uncompromising program called "We Demand"…

    In as sense, the Finnish situation was as much a proxy war between Germans and Russians as it was just a home grown slug fest. There were bigger geopolitical games afoot than just the Finnish disagreement between factions. The Finns hadn't had over 200 years of freedom, and they were just becoming an industrialized nation. So there is a significant difference between the situation that the Finns found themselves in and the present American situation – which is far short of a shooting war.

    For America the question is whether the Constitution will stand. It presently hangs precariously in several critical areas. And the well worn statement by Mr. Franklin so long ago remains – we have a Republic if we can keep it. Many people who follow this blog will time out within the next twenty years, me included. It falls to the rising generations to decide that question, doesn't it?

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