a Victim of the State Donít Call 911
by Sean Covell
by Sean Covell: When
the State Pushes, Will You Push†Back?
The state has
done a wonderful job at one thing. It continues to do it every single
day and most are not aware that it is happening. Itís not hard to
see it really. All one has to do is look at the unemployment statistics,
household savings numbers and the growing obesity epidemic to understand
what has happened. Still, some have blinders on to the reality that
the state is responsible for breeding generations of failures. It
may be the only thing the state does well and itís getting better
at it by the minute. It should be treated as a medical epidemic.
It should have itís own class action commercial like those seen
on cable news. If there was a commercial for a class action lawsuit
against the state it may look something like this:
or somebody you know suffer from being a failure? Have you taken
a dose of Statism ever in your lifetime and now suffer from any
of the following;
Ė You have followed the food pyramid like a good little boy or girl.
You didnít take those nasty supplements, you ate "a balanced"
diet and you took your prescribed medication like you were supposed
to. You learned in school and from your doctor that you only had
to eat less calories than you burned. Now, you are obese and diabetic.
You continue to eat wheat, grains, high fructose corn syrup and
of course breakfast cereals because you have to get those vitamins
in your Cookie Crunch. You can barely move. You have three chins.
You couldnít do a push up or pull up to save you life.
The state has
clearly misled you about what it takes to be healthy. Throw out
everything you know. You must unlearn what you have learned. Cut
the sugar, cut the wheat and most other grains. Cut the soda, the
juice and actually do some research about the drugs you are taking.
Stop looking for answers from the USDA, the FDA and all other state
organizations that are shills for Big Pharma and farmers who are
subsidized by the state. Stop eating a "balanced" diet
and instead eat foods that make you healthy and have nutritional
value. Above all, stop listening to fat doctors, nurses that smoke,
or any other professional who reeks of hypocrisy.
Ė You, like our government, are mired in debt. This is clearly your
own doing, but itís not entirely your fault. You went to public
school and then college where you were told that you have to spend
to keep the economy growing. You took President Bushís advice to
go shopping after 9/11. You took out a second and third mortgage
on your house, (for which you received a government backed loan
to buy) to purchase a new American made car because Detroit was
in trouble. Now you have no savings and likely have to file bankruptcy.
You are not alone. Millions are in your predicament. The good news
is there is somebody to blame for your financial woes. Blame the
state! You were simply doing what they do. By doing your part and
spending everything you had, you were creating jobs, right? If you
believe that, you are a Keynesian to the core. Please read anything
by Mises, Hayek or Rothbard. Or, just read a Gary North article.
Youíll begin to understand what money is and how wealth is created.
His recent articles on Tax Loving Conservatives have been especially
Ė Nearly 13 million Americans are out of work and 43% of those
have been unemployed for over a year, according to the Organization
for Economic Cooperation and Development. You may be one of these
poor souls. Perhaps you got a liberal arts degree from a very reputable
college, but you still canít find work. You even got a folding chair
and occupied Berkeley, New York and Los Angeles to let the world
know that you canít find a job. You also made it very clear you
believe Capitalism is to blame and that the government should spend
more and forgive your student loans. Although better time would
have been spent looking for an apprenticeship, updating your resume,
gathering capital from friends and family to start your own company
or just reading about how the division of labor and the marketplace
is the reason for the greatest improvements in civilized life in
the history of humanity, I understand your complaints. It was state
interference in the marketplace that led to tuition rates skyrocketing.
It was Keynesian and Marxist curriculum that you were taught. (Trust
me on this one. I can still remember clearly embarrassing my professors
when I had to school them on how private property, capital accumulation
and savings as well as an intense desire to improve oneís standing
in life ultimately led to wealth and job creation for many people
in the marketplace He was stating it wasnít fair that a watchmaker
could charge $100 for a watch when the worker only made $8.00 an
hour.) Maybe you believe, like my professor, that the workers should
own the watch factory and the profit from the sale of the watch.
If you do, you are a certified Marxist and that is why are unemployed.
Your state education has failed you. I suggest writing a letter
to your Alma Mater asking for a full refund. Then, take the refund
check, buy some gold, silver, a personal trainer (remember you are
obese), a copy of the Primal Blueprint, The Road to Serfdom by Hayek,
listen to a Ron Paul speech for free on YouTube, and then find a
wise place to invest your money where you can bring value to the
marketplace. Your income is related to your value in the marketplace.
Make yourself more valuable and you will make more money. If you
become very rich, I donít want any of your money, but I would suggest
you buy a firearm to protect your assets and your family. There
are some fine articles and videos here on LRC about which firearm
is suitable for you.
Ė Letís face it, if you are obese, unemployed and in debt, there
can be no doubt you are also depressed. Your doctor prescribed you
Zoloft, Xanex and Ambien to sleep. Now, youíre still depressed and
as energetic as a slug. While you have every reason to be depressed
and to blame the state for your unhappiness, I have news for you:
sometimes life is hard. This is especially true if you make bad
decisions. Itís worth noting that life is easier in the current
era than every previous era in human history. Even the poor have
a higher standard of living thanks to what remains of the free market.
If you donít believe me, pick up a book on the Dark Ages. Or, read
about the millions killed under the fascist rule of Hitler, Mussolini,
Stalin, Lenin, Pol Pot. If you think you have it bad, remember you
still have choices in life. Choose to be productive and not a parasite.
Choose to promote freedom and not fascism. Choose to be grateful
that youíre still sucking air and above ground. College taught you
that your biography is your destiny. Youíve learned that your perspective
on life is based on economic class. Let me tell you that Marxist
philosophy will result in the death of whatever personal freedoms
you have left. You have a mind, so use it and stop focusing on how
unhappy you are. Go make someone else happy, thus making yourself
more valuable to others and improving your own self image.
Ė If you suffer from any of the ailments above do not call 911.
They will prescribe you more antidepressants, feed you more sugar,
offer you food stamps and unemployment thereby creating more debt
and making us all less free. If you are a failure, the state has
likely been complicit. Therefore, to be a success you must accept
the state cannot have any major role in your life. You must avoid
it at all costs. Limit contact with it, do everything in your power
to shrink it. Do not rely on it for money, food, healthcare information
or anything else. After all the state has failed you already. Why
would you trust it again? To be a success, you must rely on yourself
and your own ability to produce something of value. You must take
action. As Mises put it "Mans striving after an improvement
of the conditions of his existence impels him to action. Action
requires planning and the decision which of various plans is the
most advantageous." You must make a plan. Plan the work, work
the plan and donít stop working until your plan becomes reality.
You donít have to be a failure despite what your college professor
Covell [send him mail]
is a certified personal trainer and owner of Liberty Labs Nutrition
and Fitness System health club chain. He is an ardent supporter
of liberty, Austrian economics and freedom for personal choice in
health and supplementation. Visit his
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