Democratic Ownership

Socialists . . . they’re a funny, but deadly, bunch:

Seattle Socialist Talks About Boeing

And what I mean by that is very literal–they make me laugh and they are deadly serious. Remember: They’ve killed millions.

In my Govicide series I don’t explicitly cover in every detail how the Earth goes from having 150 countries to only having one–the One World Government. But, what this socialist mentions in her speech is what happens in my books. “Ownership” is re-defined as the buildings, machinery, capital, products, etc. are transfered by force from the people who own them to the workers who think they’re entitled to them.

Now, what happens in my books is probably what will happen with Boeing: Eventually we’ll find that Boeing has ceased to make any airplanes while the workers somehow still get paid. How this is captured in my books is cars aren’t made anymore. Yes, there are jets but they’re over 100 years old. Food is scarce. Sometimes buildings have heat, other times they don’t.

In essence, there is a lot less of everything except Government.

There can be “democratic ownership” but only when everyone involved has acquired their piece of the pie through actually buying it–not through the militaristic seizing of every means of production. And the problem with this socialist’s view, and every collectivist’s view for that matter, is this: This kind of business setup doesn’t work. Never has. Never will. Would you like an example?

The most recent example would be China. Sure, a lot of stuff is made there. But, does China do any creating on its own? New designs? New engineering concepts? Breakthroughs in science or anything else? Of course not. Instead it has to steal from the USA and others–look at every military piece of hardware that it’s displayed in the last 20 years. They’re total rip-offs from capitalist countries.

So, good luck, Seattle. Good luck, Boeing. Welcome to Socialism.

Democratic Ownership

Socialists . . . they’re a funny, but deadly, bunch:

Seattle Socialist Talks About Boeing

And what I mean by that is very literal–they make me laugh and they are deadly serious. Remember: They’ve killed millions.

In my Govicide series I don’t explicitly cover in every detail how the Earth goes from having 150 countries to only having one–the One World Government. But, what this socialist mentions in her speech is what happens in my books. “Ownership” is re-defined as the buildings, machinery, capital, products, etc. are transfered by force from the people who own them to the workers who think they’re entitled to them.

Now, what happens in my books is probably what will happen with Boeing: Eventually we’ll find that Boeing has ceased to make any airplanes while the workers somehow still get paid. How this is captured in my books is cars aren’t made anymore. Yes, there are jets but they’re over 100 years old. Food is scarce. Sometimes buildings have heat, other times they don’t.

In essence, there is a lot less of everything except Government.

There can be “democratic ownership” but only when everyone involved has acquired their piece of the pie through actually buying it–not through the militaristic seizing of every means of production. And the problem with this socialist’s view, and every collectivist’s view for that matter, is this: This kind of business setup doesn’t work. Never has. Never will. Would you like an example?

The most recent example would be China. Sure, a lot of stuff is made there. But, does China do any creating on its own? New designs? New engineering concepts? Breakthroughs in science or anything else? Of course not. Instead it has to steal from the USA and others–look at every military piece of hardware that it’s displayed in the last 20 years. They’re total rip-offs from capitalist countries.

So, good luck, Seattle. Good luck, Boeing. Welcome to Socialism.

Air Travel

I found this nugget on the Drudge Report today:

Google’s Private Plane Pollution

Although I do talk about global warming and pollution in my Govicide series, I want to concentrate more on the air travel part. And even traveling, in general.

In my novels, specifically the first one, Comply, I reveal how only One World Government elites get to travel by jet. Everyone else? The truth is they don’t travel at all. Yes, they go to work. But they rarely leave the city in which they live.  Flying in a jet is not possible for any subjects in the OWG.

I see this happening today. I don’t believe it’s a coincidence that the Federal Government has made it more difficult to fly. In fact, it much easier to see they wish people to travel by bus and train if they need to go anywhere, instead of taking the quickest way: flying.

Think of all the high speed rail boondoggles currently on the books. Look at how the price of gas has risen. Observe the march toward getting vehicles off the roads.

Sure, the Government says it’s for the reason of reducing pollution. However, the truth is the air in the USA is the cleanest it’s been since before the Industrial Revolution. I mean, how clean does it have to be?

For me, every time I think about Government trying to tell us how to travel and what vehicles to use, I get the feeling they’re trying to herd us, and make it harder for us to be individuals.

And you can read all about it in my Govicide books.

Disappeared Stories

Yes, ForeignPolicy.com is one of my favorite websites:

Censorship in China

If a person writes some kind of political science fiction novel, censorship must be a major topic. So, it’s a major theme of all three of my Govicide novels. However, I go even further in mine illustrating the relationship education, media, and censorship.

The important point to understand about censorship is the more socialist the government, the worse the controlling of news will be. And yes, the basic reason is the government controls the news in these circumstances. More to the point, there are no socialist/communist countries where the media is liberated.

But, there’s another reason this all goes together.

To understand this, we must appreciate how socialists come to power. Their usual chant is something along the lines of, “Everything will be equal. Everything will be perfect. Everyone will be happy.” Etc.

Well, when none of that happens, you don’t really believe the Socialists are going to allow the news to report their failures, do you? These stories from China are a perfect example.

Whereas, in a free country, one where people make their own lives, a freedom-loving Government realizes bad things are going to happen. Mistakes will be made. And liberty-lovers never claim anything different. So, there’s no reason to control the news because the Government has nothing to fear because it’s been honest from the start.

In free countries, there are no “disappeared stories.”

How It Will Go

We now have no doubt on how the end, if it happens, will happen:

Why Bother?

There’s no doubt how the Free World will end anymore. It won’t be by a nuclear bomb. It won’t be through a violent Communist takeover. It won’t even be by the spread of Islamic terrorist.

It will end when good people decide everything’s not worth the bother.

Having figured this out a long time ago, I wrote this concept into the plot of my Govicide novels. The One World Government doesn’t come to be through superior firepower or even the simple process of lying. In fact, the people know the OWG’s plans and go along with it. The people participate in their own enslaving.

Why would they do that? Because the taxes get too high. The regulation gets too stringent. The public officials become to overpowering. Life is tough enough as it is, right? Who has the strength for one more fight?

The World as we know it will end when good people get tired of fighting–this is how it will go.

Hacking Back

I don’t agree with this group usually, but I do love this:

Government Computer Systems Hacked

As I talk about on my podcast, The Dentzel Domain, I’m not a big fan of anonymity. Yes, I know the people that do this don’t reveal their names because they fear prosecution. But, hiding behind pseudonyms and usernames has started to feel very wimpy to me.

If you believe what you’re doing is right, then stand up for it. Fight for it. If you get caught, get your day in Court with a jury of your peers.

Because I happen to believe that what this group is doing regarding hacking of these websites is probably something our Founding Fathers would’ve loved–especially since many of these agencies aren’t constitutional. It’s an excellent way to strike back against a Government that’s hacking us regular citizens on a daily basis.

The funny thing is hacking is a way the Free Enterprisers in my Govicide novels strike back against the One World Government. Not to give too much away but the F.E.’s use the OWG’s own computer system to spread their message.

And that’s the weakness of Governments’ need to know everything that we’re doing. When their computers come in to invade our own, it gives us the perfect opportunity to follow the signal right back to their home. The irony is this: If Government hackers never tried to invade people’s privacy, it would make it harder for the private hacker to penetrate government computer systems.

If governments of the World want  privacy, they should respect ours.

The Descent

Although National Review has been getting more wishy-washy year after year, this article gets it right:

Private Companies Couldn’t Do This

The fall into socialism/communism/despotism all starts somewhere. A lie. An execution. A weakness. People just don’t wake up one day and the world sucks . . . it takes time.

This descent is never out of the public eye. In fact, in every instance in history, the change from good to bad happens right in front of everybody’s eyes but people don’t believe or refuse to believe what’s happening.

No truer testimony of this is how Government can get away with virtually anything, while private business must live to the letter of the law . . . or worse. In that, the article is absolutely correct: If a private company was ultimately responsible for healthcare.gov, the CEO and the other officers would end up in jail for such behavior.

And for the USA, this type of stuff has been going for a long time. The example I always bring up is the shuttle disasters. If a private company had committed the errors the NASA people did, it would’ve been out of business. In fact, in the Challengers case, the private companies warned NASA and the space administration ignored them.

All of this is detailed in my third Govicide book, Resist. Government needs to be held to the same standard as the private sector or a dictatorship begins.

Technology

Doesn’t a story like this give you the creeps?

CIA, IRS receive Americans’ Personal Data

I have to say that when I first read this story I thought of not my own books but of Orwell’s, 1984. Specifically the part where the main character is going to have a rat cage put on his head, all in an effort by the Government to break his will. Really, that scene isn’t much different than what is going on here–Government getting information on people so it can use the data for its own purposes.

In the bigger picture, though, I think of my own Govicide novels and my theme about technology and information. In them, there is something called The System–a conglomeration of Google, Ebay, Yahoo, Facebook, Walmart, etc. that is able to track everyone and know what everyone is doing. And we this coming to fruition more and more.

That’s not to say that I dislike technology. It’s not like I’m the Unabomber who  hated technology so much that he hated the jets flying at 35,000 feet over his cabin. Instead, I subscribe to the idea that just because technology CAN do something, doesn’t mean it SHOULD do something. History is filled with Governments using knowledge of their citizens’ thoughts and actions to make those people give in to its desires.

And with the computer age it is getting easier and easier. The truth is that the power over technology should be spread out, not condensed. Yes, there is no right to privacy in the US Constitution but we also must understand that the kind of information that can be gleaned from all types of different computer sources is not safe in any person’s hands. Nobody can resist the power to use it for whatever ends.

Suppression

An article about one of my favorite women:

Sarah Palin Warns Tea Party

Those of us on the “smaller government” side of the argument must understand that Big Government will never stop at, well, stopping us. It will go to any lengths to silence us. It will go to any lengths to, surprise, suppress us.

For us to think of our situation in relation to Big Government in any other terms is dangerous to our well-being.

I express these ideas in all three books of my Govicide series. In the novels, subjects who attempt to get around the One World Government are jailed and re-educated. Or, they’re quickly tortured and exterminated.

We must understand that Big Government sees us much different than we see it. We see it as something we want to change. We see the people involved it as persons who should be in the private sector. We see its mechanisms as schemes that shouldn’t exist. In essence, we see it as a organization that doesn’t work.

However, Big Government sees us as a threat. It wants all of us to vanish from the Earth. But, it wants those things not because it believes our ideas don’t work. No, it wants our suppression because it could very well be that our ideas DO work. You see the difference?

And it’s one of the main themes of my novels. I hope you enjoy them.

Defecting

Several thoughts come to mind when I read an article like this:

Cuban Baseball Star Coming to USA

And these thoughts have a lot to do with topics in my Govicide books.

First, there is defection as a physical act–moving one place to another. My main character and his girlfriend, starting book #2, Survive, leave the safe confines of the One World Government for an unknown future. They journey from what is Las Vegas to LA where someone is supposed to meet them. As is the case of this baseball player, Michael Locke–once again, my main character–believes there is a better life for him somewhere else. And he is willing to do quite a bit to find it.

However, there is also the mental act of defecting. This is shown in my novels as well. What do I mean by that? I mean believing in socialism/communism/collectivism but leaving it every once in a while, as my main character discovers people doing in the OWG. People believing in socialized medicine but expecting capitalist healthcare when it pertains to themselves. Believing in public transportation but taking personal vehicles everywhere. Believing in the same for everyone but certain people getting to experience luxuries most others will not. I call that, “mental defecting.”

The truth is this: Communism, for those in power, is an ideology of convenience, not of faith. For those not in power, it’s an ideology of faith, not of convenience.

And this explains why people in communist power only defect mentally, while those not in power have only one choice: defecting physically.

You read it first at the Govicide blog.