Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Addiction to Governance (Part II)

Welfare addiction is progressive. In fact, these programs are designed by liberal progressives. Over the years welfare rules have progressively changed to relax means testing for example, to include people several 100% above the poverty line and by adding dozens of new programs yearly including expensive ones like ObamaCare.

There is one key difference between government addiction and other types of addictions: Government addiction is enabled, whereas other addictions are treated through “tough love” by not enabling people who suffer from addictions. For instance, one would never give money to a person with substance abuse or gambling addictions. People have to turn their back on them and say “no”. On the other hand, the government preaches the advantages of welfare and encourages people to join these programs through brainwashing and propaganda agendas. In other words, there is no proposed treatment for addiction to governance. Look at the propaganda message formulated by the 2012 Obama election team when they concocted: “Life of Julia”. The fictional cartoon character, Julia, uses government programs throughout her life including things such as government sponsored contraception to manage her life from birth to death. When Obama infers that people who start their own business that they “did not build that”, he is referring to the fact that they could not have done it without government interference. For instance, government builds the infrastructure or educational systems needed for people to succeed. Sure, the government has done some good, but to say people could not succeed without government is nothing more than far-fetched propaganda. Hence, government intrusion is progressive because federal workers feel most people are too stupid to take care of themselves. They are not smart enough to start their own business. Hence, the government reach into our lives goes much further than welfare. It consists of worrisome activities such as the “nanny state” controlling what we eat, how we play, and even what we say. The bottom line is the government wants people dependent on them. Why? For progressives, it means winning votes and therefore, elections to push their agenda. It is about expanding the power of government and limiting individual freedoms.

Why do we find it imperative to treat addictions except those to governance? One would assume the goal of any government assistance program would be temporary and wean recipients off welfare. But that is not the case. In fact, the goal of government is to not only keep people dependent on government but to expand the welfare payrolls. Think about it, the welfare dollars people in poverty receive is never enough to pull them out of poverty. It is just enough to keep them alive so they can vote during future election cycles.

People with addictions are narcissistic. They only care about satisfying their own needs and gratifying their addictions. They are not self-aware of what is going on around them. They feel everyone is out to get them. Well, these are the same thoughts of people who are on welfare. Do welfare recipients thank other taxpayers for their support? No, absolutely not. If anything they demonize taxpayers as greedy people who could do more to help them. This is the same juvenile behavior one may suspect of any person that suffers from an addiction. It always about “me” and what can be done to help “me”. People with can care less about “you” and the sacrifices “you” have to make. This behavior supports the portion of the addiction definition: “the diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.”

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