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Y? Because I care...
(and so you might read this - especially if you're an American voter, or anyone who loves freedom.)
What Would George Washington Think of Donald Trump?
by Austin Washington
A few weeks ago I decided I should finally say something publicly about Donald Trump. But what?
My feelings are kind of ambiguous.
On the level of a three– year old – where I am, most of the time – I love him. He’s gonna bully the bullies for me.
Hey bullies…take this!
On the other hand:
I am sadly burdened with an overeducated head, connected, somewhat incongruously, to my juvenile spirit. The two sides get into fights, almost nightly.
Like that. Same with Trump.
Fun now. But think how it will feel in the morning. (Or a year after the elections.)
Here’s the point:
Donald Trump (and Hilary, and Bernie, and most modern politicians) are apparently clueless about the fundamental reason for our country’s existence.
The gist of a really good quote (which I forget) remains, in a few spare neurons in the red-ish, white-ish, and blue-ish area of my brain. It’s this:
It doesn’t matter how shiny your things are, a person capable of reason cannot tolerate the slightest limit on his freedom.
Freedom was once the goal. Not things.
Yet all Trump and Hilary talk about is more stuff: Bridges, walls, tariffs, free education, schadenfreude at bankers’ expense…
Yet no mention of, no thought of, this: What made America great in the first place?
The answer to that question is simple. Conveniently enough, it’s the answer to this question:
“What can make America great again?”
Several months ago, Trump was talking about the heroin problem. He said that the solution was more SWAT teams invading the homes of Americans, (although, of course, he didn’t put it so bluntly.)
(The reason for the increasing heroin problem, in case you don’t know, is that the Federal government, in a typically unconstitutional way, decided a few years ago to restrict prescription drugs even more harshly. Addicts will be addicts, after all, so with prescription drugs harder to get, addicts choose the more convenient heroin. C’est la vie…)
Anyone with a spare two minutes to think and read knows that Portugal, where heroin and every other drug are legal (and the government even gives addicts free needles,) not only has the lowest drug abuse rate in Europe, it also has a noticeable lack of strung-out junkies stealing purses from little old ladies.
Well, less HIV with the free needles, and as heroin in Portugal costs what it’s actually worth, (sans the expensive smuggling costs/Taliban-funding drug profits,) addicts in Portugal don’t need to bash little old ladies on the head to get their drugs.
See how magical freedom is? And not just for 18th century gentlemen. For drug addicts, too.
It’s not a perfect world. But the more anyone in government tries to make it perfect, the worse it gets. Chairman Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot, (along with Bernie, Hilary, and even Trump) all have/had beautiful dreams of heaven on earth, or at least an ideal country.
These never work out well.
But in the millions of configurations of societies tried out over the past 10,000 years, one (and only one) does work out, each and every time, and has done so since ancient Greece.
What is it?
George Washington risked everything he had – his farm, his wealth, his position in society, and his very life – for the abstract notion of freedom. He was already rich. He had things.
It was the feeling of liberty that he and his compatriots craved. He, and they, were willing to die for it. As were Americans as recently as World War II.
Shouldn’t you at least be willing to vote for it?
Everyone benefits from freedom where it exists, and has since ancient Greece, except for those who get their giggles by oppressing others, including Chairman Mao, Pol Pot, Kim Jong–un…and, um, me, to be honest. (In my dream, I write a compelling letter of friendship to Kim Jong–un, he takes me under his wing, then dies of a mysterious heart–attack. I am made Beneficent Ruler of Korea, and immediately surround myself with nubile dancing slaves (my first official act in office.) Thereafter (my second official act) I'm fed nightly on pineapple juice from a straw connected to a tube connected to a pot high atop a tree in The Austin Washington People's Friendship Pineapple Forest and Virgin Enclave, where a constant succession of (evermore) nubile virgins use their squeezable yet firm breasts to squeeze fresh juice from pineapples still clinging to the trees’ branches. Afterwards they are slaughtered (the virgins, not the pineapples, God forfend), and fed to my pigs…wait, what am I saying? Oh, yeah, even someone as nice and kind–hearted as me, in power, may end up making some very unpalatable choices – unpalatable unless you, like me, put fresh-squeezed – breast–squeezed! – pineapple juice high atop your list…)
Does this seem like an exaggeration?
A normal house in Washington (America's capitol) costs several million dollars. All this money washing around is your tax dollars funding lobbyists funneling your money into the pockets of people who didn’t earn those dollars. They stole them, by bribing (funding the campaigns of) politicians. They may not have fresh-sqeezed (breast-squeezed!) pineapple juice every morning, but that's only because they lack my special-brand of (Austin - O - liscious) joie de vivre.
All of this hurts everyone. (Especially the virgins with the pineapple-pricked breasts. But, then, the oligrachs' pleasure is worth your pain – at least that's what the people in Washington seem to think...)
Unless you understand – as no major party politician seems to do – that freedom and liberty are the goals, you’re not running for the presidency of the same country that George Washington helped found.
(Of course, there’s always that Gary Johnson guy…hmm…)
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