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Jim DeMint, please stop talking

Jim DeMint is beyond the shadow of a doubt a moron. Which breaks my heart to say because I’m not big on attacking Tea Party members without reason. However stating that “you can’t be a fiscal conservative and not be a social conservative” proves that you’re not exactly firing on all cylinders. Hmm…fiscal conservative someone who doesn’t believe in government spending to control the economy. Social conservative: believing in that the government should pass laws, spend money, and enforce morality. Yes people can be conservative in your personal life (as I am) but that doesn’t mean you want the government to enforce that morality as DeMint meant.

Not only does this King of the Morons misunderstand that a true conservative doesn’t believe in using the government to enforce anything but protection of natural rights. Abortion, gay rights, school prayer you may have a very strong opinion on these. But it is not the point of the government (and especially not the federal government) to enforce these issues. Yeah, DeMint has a point that the fabric of society is falling apart–maybe because people are looking to government and not themselves to enforce morality on their lives.

A true conservative wants the government in our lives as little as possible. A rational conservative realizes that our economic problems take precedence over everything else right now. DeMint seems to understand neither point.

But on a far more pragmatic issue, let’s look at what happens when you push the social issues as going hand in hand with the economic ones. Can we say Christine O’Donnell. Now if you actually watched the interviews and debate, O’Donnell handled herself far better than her reputation would have you believe. But guess what, while I wholeheartedly agree with her stance on government spending, and admire her for having morality that is actually in line with her faith (unlike so many Democrats who say they’re Christians and never come close to living up to those beliefs), but there is a difference between (A) having those beliefs and living up to them and (B) trying to enforce them on other people (i.e. evil) and (C) announcing them on public television (i.e. stupid). O’Donnell lost not because her economic ideas were wrong, they weren’t, she lost because her opposition made it sound like she wanted to enforce those morals on others.

The GOP better realize damn fast that there is a major difference between having morals (which we should all have) and trying to enforce them. If they don’t, they’re going to lose in 2012.

So I ask all my friends who live in DC, if you see DeMint tell him so shut his mouth on this issue, because in this case his mouth is clearly not attached to a brain.

I have included his contact information so everyone who reads this blog can contact and hopefully stop him from single handedly destroying the GOP.

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America is a bunch of whiners: The New Age perspective

Yesterday I complained that I am afraid that most of America just wants the government to take control of their lives, have it dictate their economic and personal lives in some kind of sick fascist-socialist dystopia. Clearly, the people who want this, either consciously or unconsciously, do not want to take responsibility for their own lives.

Yes, economic times are hard. Did you save your money? No. Well whose fault is that? Did you take a loan on a house that no sane person would? You did. Why should people who are not morons subsidize your bad decisions? Did you eat like a pig, not exercise all your life and then have to go into the hospital for a triple bypass? You did. Explain to me why your added stupidity of not getting health insurance on your own is my problem or my responsibility to pay for. Did you get fired and can’t get rehired? You did. No offense, but good employees aren’t the first ones to get fired, and they’re the first ones who get rehired. Why do I doubt your work ethic?

Same goes with the social issues. Who cares if someone is getting high in the privacy of their own home, California? Who cares if someone is getting a Happy Meal, San Francisco? (Why is California opposed to happiness in all forms?) Who cares if gay people get married or serve their country, America? Honestly, why must the government get involved with these things?

Because people want the government to be in charge. To tell them what to do. What is right and what is wrong. Even if they disagree with it, they want the rules to be there.

And while the conservative in me finds this just stupid, the New Ager in me finds it horrific. And let me tell you why…

As a New Ager I tend to view the human soul as broken up into two parts our actual soul and our insane creation the ego. The ego is that part of your psyche that at its core believes that you are not worthy of God’s love. The ego is insane, destructive and self-hating, and it would really like you to believe that you are it and it is you. And while the ego loves to use such ridiculous concepts as guilt and sin to keep you in this nightmare existence and out of Enlightenment (because as insane as the ego is it realizes that once you realize it isn’t you and go back to the Enlightenment it will cease to exist and it will do anything and everything to keep you from making that realization). And one of the lies that it loves to use to keep you from ditching it like the bad habit it is the lie that you are not responsible for your own life.
Think about it if you were responsible for all of your circumstances (which when you factor in reincarnation, karma, and the law of attraction you are responsible for EVERYTHING that happens in your life) you can’t blame anyone else for your bad situation…and once you realize you’re responsible, you realize you have the power to change your circumstances, which is one of the first and most important steps toward reaching Enlightenment. So taking responsibility, from the Ego’s perspective must be avoided at all costs, because taking responsibility will mean the ego death.

So the ego gives us someone else to be responsible for our problems and for solving our problems. Right now it’s the government. When that line gets old, the ego will shift to something else–fate, genetics, chance, society, our parents–doesn’t matter, so long as you aren’t responsible for you.

So what annoys me to no end is that this current desire for the government to fix our problem (whether it’s Republicans or Democrats) is a sign of what is probably a rather large portion of our society still playing to the darker inclinations of their soul. Now I’m shocked, this is basically the way it’s always been through human history. But I still get annoyed that no one realizes that they need to take responsibility for their own life.

Again I can only hope that this current trend for the Tea Party is a real movement toward people taking responsibility for their own destiny, not wanting other people to solve their problems (just to get out of their way) and stop all the whining about how someone else must solve their problems.

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