Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The magical taxation – or: you are an idiot

One of the keys to knowing if you are a real idiot or not is to ask yourselves about taxes. If you believe that taxation of your income can create jobs, heal the sick or solve the worlds starving, then you are a complete idiot. Sad to say, most people think this and consequently most people are idiots.

Let us look at the new American president’s enormous spending spree for a moment. In just a couple of days he has manage to spend $900,000,000,000 which is meant to create 3,000,000 jobs, or $300,000 per job (excluding the interest on this borrowed money, and excluded the cost for collecting and sending out this money to and from the people). So over $300,000 per job, which is well over the normal income, but please remember, this is also a onetime offer. Most of these jobs need to be kept so the government will need to take more money and send it back out all over again. And the debt created by this enormous spending needs to be repaid.

Can’t you see the complete absurdity in this? If not, you are an idiot.

There is no program, no welfare, and no government spending towards the people that the people themselves are not paying for. Everything the government does, they do for your money. Every time they promise you jobs, education, better healthcare, you are the one paying for it. Every time you see a politician telling people that he/she has the answer, what they really are saying is that they have the answer if you pay for it. And politicians themselves just costs money, they do not generate any contribution what so ever. So to elect a politician that will decide over your life and to give them your money so they can hand (some of it) back to you through political channels, is what going on in the democratically system. Nothing else. And why do people keep falling for this? This is one of the biggest mysteries of all time. Somehow politicians have manage do hide one hand (the one stealing your money) and only show the other hand “giving” healthcare, welfare and jobs. All along politicians only real purpose in life is to increase their power, on your expense, and keep stealing from you so they can send stuff back to you keeping this wheel of absurdity rolling. If there were a magical bag somewhere from which money, gold and jewelry was flowing, never ending, I might get a little bit of this sad part of human idiocy. If politicians somehow were automatically imbedded with mystical energy as soon as they reach the public office, there might be some reason to have public spending. But instead we can, with absolute certainty, state that people of this world are incredibly stupid and politicians will keep stealing, murdering and controlling our life’s until more people wakes up and realize how stupid they really are.

Alcohol is King!

A lot of alcohol today and more to come. Politicians, abolitionists and moral guardians will always tell people that drugs (including alcohol) is bad for you. I’m convinced that those kinds of arguments are either to control your body – heaven forbid that you are able to make decisions about yourself- or that they do not want you to be happy. In a country that is swimming in despair and you hardly see the sun half the year and a country where taxes are so high you need to work for 8 months before you can start getting your own money for the work you are doing, in such a land, people need to be happy sometimes and drugs are one way to feel some happiness. And if people feel slightly less miserable they might think that there are more to life that being a slave to the state and we cannot have that.

Politicians have tried to outlaw alcohol several times throughout history, each time they failed. Swedish kings have tried it, people ended up drinking even more. America tried it in the 20’s, and never before (or after) have Americans been more drunk and in addition to this it gave birth to the modern mafia and filled jails with “outlaws”. Even Josef Stalin tried it and if anyone would succeed it is a totalitarian society where everything is controlled and people get shot for crossing the street, but nah, the Russian people drank like there was no tomorrow and the communist had to start selling alcohol again to at least keep the money going to the state instead of to the people.

In Sweden the taxes on alcohol is so high that most other people of the world cant believe it. And this for a people (sweeds) that sees vodka and beer as their favorite food. Of course there are home breweries everywhere and people are sneaking in alcohol in ships, boats and trucks and the government have succeeded again with creating outlaws were there aren’t any locking away people all over.

Let us drink. Let us be drunk and let us misuse our own bodies as we wish. If I cannot be my own king and decide what to do with my own body, then I’m in slavery. In a country where we get taxed to death, literary, people do not know what freedom is so it’s not really that surprising, but still alcohol is such a big part of the Swedish culture that if we ever are going to have some kind of liberty I believe drugs is the answer. We have not had an uprising in several centuries; banishment of alcohol might just be the trigger. Let’s go Viking on all moralistically asses and make a statement to the world: alcohol is my king!

Buy 2 pair and pay for 3?

My parents bought a TV guide, the cost: 5 kronor.

Inside the paper were an little pamphlet with information and an offer to be a subscriber, you could, by being a subscriber, get 10 guides for the sum of: 69 kronor.

If you manage to do the math you probably will be as confused as I am. Apparently, this is not even the first time, the two issues before had the same kind of pamphlet with the same “offer”. Pfff… humans…

First good EU reaction in years… Or is it?

Obama Bin Laden, the new American president, have issued some kind of addition to his spending spree, to make Americans only buy American gods. This has got several EU representatives to speak about a trade embargo, and trade wars. The Swedish trade minister Ewa Björling, spoke of the similarities to the big crisis in the late 20’s and early 30’s when similar policies were issued and worsened (or even was a part of what created that crisis).

It is not often that EU or European politicians says or do things that are more right than their American counterparts. But on the other hand, who really cares? The world is going down the drain and hopefully Obama and other socialists can speed up the process. I myself am thinking about voting for the communists in the next election. Only the worst is good enough for the people of this blue little rock in space.