Illogical Thinking in Liberalism: Big Business vs.. Big Government

Dark Doink By Dark Doink, 29th Sep 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Another short essay about the illogical views liberals have of people with power.

Illogical Thinking in Liberalism

What amazes me is the the how liberals trust people with power. If there is one thing I have learned in my 26 years on this earth, it is to not trust hardly anyone. Now don't get me wrong, I don't have relationship issues. I love and trust my family and close friends. I just don't trust people I hardly know. It's not that I believe them to be liars or thieves or untrustworthy, it's just that I have found that you should never put all of your faith in men.

Ever since the dawn of man, men with little or no power trusted little if at all people with power. From the ancient kings and their subjects of yore, to the Founding Fathers of America and the King of England, and rightly so. Rarely are citizens of a nation blessed with a righteous head ( or heads) of state. The Founding Fathers knew this, and thus they created the greatest form of government known to man.

To place your trust in big government and big bureaucracies is to deny history, which is what liberals do. What I find fascinating though is how the average liberal loves big centralized government, but hates "big business". "Big Business" could never do as much harm to an individual as big government could. If a consumer does not like a particular business, all he has to do is not give his money to that business. However, as a government grows and needs more tax revenue, they can collect from you what they want with force.

What's scarier, and even more illogical is how liberals think that business men are out to "screw" the consumer. Let's say you provide a service to the public. While there are some people who will take advantage of the consumer, most providers will want to do right by the consumer because they know that that customer will tell their friend and family, thus bringing in more customers and more profit for the business providing the service.

Now what I'm about to say might sound like a stretch, but stick with me on this. Businesses are more attuned to your well-being and want you to stay alive. They are driven by the profit motive. The more customers they have, the more money they make. The longer you are a customer of theirs, the more money they make.

Government on the other hand is a completely different animal. Lets say you are a person in power and you have complete control over 300,000,000 people which live off the government dole. You know that 300,000,000 people is a lot of people to support and control. Now here's the question, in this state of power, is it to your benefit let some of that 300,000,000 die off or even kill them? So you can get the population down to a more controllable number, like 300,000.

The point is that government is less inclined to care about its citizens when it is over-sized and full of bureaucracies. Especially with the advent of the ruling class in recent decades here in America. To think that a bunch of Washington intellectual elitist care about you more than business's and the free market is completely illogical. In the free market, while business's want you to succeed and stay healthy so they can provide you with a service, in Washington, 150,000,001 votes beats 149,999,999, just as 2 votes beats 1.

Long Live States' Sovereignty!

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I am a Catholic, American Constitutional Conservative. I love life, my church, my country, and my family and friends, which all I would defend untill my last breath.

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author avatar James R. Coffey
30th Sep 2010 (#)

I think it's more about "siding" with those with power than trusting. Without siding, there can be so social structure.

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author avatar Dark Doink
30th Sep 2010 (#)

I see your point. And that's what I was kind of getting at. People in power are more worried about keeping their power. Businesses are more worried about making a profit. Although both can be dangerous ambitions, the profit motive is by far less dangerous than the power motive.

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author avatar Glitter
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Did you pay any attention what the profit in 'credit dirivities" did to our country recently? Multi Billionaires get power through profit not the other way around

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author avatar Retired
30th Sep 2010 (#)

An intelligent government would want their citizens to remain healthy and happy. This is the pool from which they must draw. Who's going to buid up, stabilize and protect any domain if not the people who live there? But I do get your point.

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author avatar Dark Doink
30th Sep 2010 (#)

Yes an intelligent government would want to keep their citizens healthy. What I'm getting at is what can the government do with 300000000 people that it can't do with 300000? How big the population is not as important to (most) people with power just as long as they get their votes.

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author avatar j.m. raymond
4th Oct 2010 (#)

“I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.“ – Mr. Thomas Jefferson

I guess you can mark me down as being in the "government: as little as possible camp."

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author avatar Glitter
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Maybe not trusting anybody is a reflection of our trust in
ourselves. I'm a liberal and feel open to all. You're a conservative who feels the "others' are out to take what's yours. Once you take
down the fences - you'll discover trust is a beautiful thing. And you can oddly enough trust most people

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author avatar Dark Doink
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Let me clarify some things. My first paragraph explains what little trust I have in people. I was not specific and did not clarify (but tried to) in the second paragraph my lack of trust in people with power. That said, let me now point out another liberal falacy which is completely illogical. The conservative trusts the citizens of America. All 300,000,000 million of them. We conservatives have more faith and trust in the American people to do what is right than you liberals ever will. If anyone has trust issues it is you and your ilk. You have such a hard time trusting people that you don't even trust yourself. It's actually quite pitiful. You choose to let a group of power hungry Washington elitist tell you how to run your life instead of listening to yourself. Don't give me any of that bull crap. I don't need some damn bureacracy

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author avatar Dark Doink
5th Oct 2010 (#)

to tell me how to run my life. If I come across as rude, then get over it. I wish you liberals would use your brains. As a side note, if you want to see what happens when people trust their governments, take a long look across the pond to Nazi Germany and what they did to their jewish citizens who trusted them.

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author avatar j.m. raymond
5th Oct 2010 (#)

Governments and their bureaucracies are not people. They exist primarily for the sole purpose of continuing to exist.

"You're a conservative who feels the "others' are out to take what's yours" -- I think this is a classic misspeak. You make it sound like conservatives are nothing but greedy, selfish, laugh at others hardships individuals, while you, as a liberal are enlightened enough to feel the need to help everybody. the trouble with that scenario is that most liberals are not content to give just their money. The general consensus seems to be "because liberals support this idea / program / entitlement, everybody else should / has to as well and if you don't your a bigot / racist / fascist / rich white, greedy S.O.B.

Some of us believe that the fruits of OUR labor is OURS to decide what to do with and nobody else's. That kinda falls within the realm of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

You'll notice that the 'pursuit' does not necessarily guarantee the attainment of said happiness. But, with the liberal bent of legislating choices AND outcomes, they are trying to guarantee that attainment. And split it into 1 / 300,000,000 portions so it's small enough for all to digest. Everybody's equal, everybody gets a trophy is flawed in its conception. Luck, talent and personal responsibility mean absolutely zero in a system that attempts to guarantee everybody gets the same share of the same pie.

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author avatar Denise O
7th Oct 2010 (#)

I would much rather trust a person that has a big business because, he wants to make money, than I would a govenment that just wants power.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Dark Doink
7th Oct 2010 (#)

Thanks you Denise

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