When EVERYONE wants to get something for NOTHING . . . WHO’S LEFT TO SUPPLY THE SOMETHING?
Even amongst the MOST well Intentioned, Fair-Minded, and Independent People . . . there are within our midst, those who believe that the Government should PROVIDE Services above and beyond National Security, Law and Order (Police), Fire Protection, Solid Infrastructure, Good Education, ETC . . . TO A NEVER-ENDING DEGREE.
The FIRST Question we have to Resolve is this . . . Does the Government have Money outside of what it Taxes its Population?
The SECOND Question . . . Is the Government Above and Beyond the People?
The THIRD Question . . . Does the Government Exist to Serve the People? Or do the People Exist to Serve the Government?
The Answers . . . Are All We Need To Know – To Know The Truth.
You All Know The SIMPLE Answers To The Preceding . . . So let me tell you about a somewhat heated conversation I had the other night with a 20-Something Year Old Farmer Wannabe, who believes in the Socialist System of “Supply Management”, which is a Fancy LEFTIST Way of putting a Positive Spin on Communism, where the Government Picks Winners and Losers, and decides upon everything from who can Farm, what he or she CAN & CANNOT Farm, how much the person can Farm, what the Prices of the Product will be, and how much the Product can be Sold for.
Wherever in the World, when Supply Management has been Government Policy . . . be it in the USSR (Russia), Cuba and Venezuela to mention just a few – there has been nothing short of MISERY, DEPRIVATION & FAILURE. History has IRREFUTABLY proven that it simply does NOT work.
Two Things Came out Of This Conversation . . . which bothered me more than just somewhat:
The Young Man I Was Debating With . . . thought he was smart, but freely admitted with Pride, that he paid no attention to the Media, didn’t Read Books, and knew Nothing about the Government and Social Issues, because as he said to me . . . “I’m too busy trying to make money”.
He also said that he supported Supply Management, as long as he was on the RECEIVING END. So, when I asked him about the people who SUFFERED because of the INADEQUACIES of Supply Management – HIS RESPONSE WAS TOUGH! That’s their problem. And I know that his Hard Working Parents didn’t raise him that way.
SO . . . From where did this Young Man develop such an Ignorant, Arrogant and Selfish Attitude, which with GREAT Regret isn’t JUST UNIQUE TO HIM, which points the FINGER IN ONE DIRECTION . . . TO THE SCHOOLS.
If This Is What The Schools Are Turning-Out? . . . We’re Up The Creek.
I have good Friends who I care about . . . who are Dairy Farmers, who Depend on Supply Management, who are otherwise Conservatives, who don’t want to see this system end, because it’s their GRAVY TRAIN, and I don’t want to see them get hurt . . . BUTTTTTT:
I neither see the Fairness nor Democracy . . . and especially the MERITOCRACY where perhaps as FEW as 12,000-Dairy Farm Families throughout all of Canada, should Benefit at the Cost of 35-MILLION Canadians, because the Government allows them to have a Food Monopoly.
Because of this COMMUNIST ERA SYSTEM OF SUPPLY MANAGEMENT . . . we in Canada, pay as much as FOUR TIMES the money for the same Milk, Cheese, Poultry and Eggs than Americans Pay for the Same Produce.
AND TO DEFEND THIS OUTRAGE . . . We constantly hear from our Canadian Farmers and Government, how the American Farmers are going Broke, because of Competition, how our (Canadian) Produce is Better and Healthier than the same Produce available in the USA because of our system (yet I haven’t heard of mass food-caused-illness in the USA where People are Dying in the Streets), and how in the long run our Canadian System is far more Equitable than the System is in America.
AND THE REALLY SAD PART IS . . . those who don’t know better, or don’t want to know better, or who do know better, but don’t want the Consumers to know better, DEFEND THIS COMMUNIST ERA OUTRAGE, as if it is somehow a good thing for the Canadian People, to FORCE Canadians NOT to have Competition and Better Prices in what we eat.
IMAGINE THE OUTRAGE . . . if the Government FORCED my Farmer Friends to buy their Farm Diesel Fuel from ONLY ONE Source, when everyone else could buy their Fuel from whomever they would want?
Or . . . that they could ONLY buy their Seed from ONE Supplier, where everyone else could buy their Seed from whomever they would want?
Or . . . that they could ONLY repair their Tractors at just ONE Repair Shop, when everyone else could repair their Tractors wherever they would want?
Or . . . Even Better; they Could Only Buy Their Tractor From ONE Dealer, when everyone else could buy their Tractors from any Dealer they would want?
What happens if the Product You’re Producing gets SO EXPENSIVE, because of Supply Management, that people simply stop buying it, and you can no longer make a living Farming to pay your Bills, your Rent/Mortgage, Taxes, Tractor and Equipment Loans, Seed, Fertilizer, Fuel, Insurance, Maintenance, Light, Heat and Electricity, plus Food To Put On Your Table? . . . To which he responded . . . “I’LL SELL THE FARM”. As if that would solve all of his problems.
I think the MOST Disturbing part of our Conversation . . . was when I asked, what about all the FOOD PRODUCTS, which are so much more expensive in Canada, than we can buy for a Fraction of the Cost in the USA, just a few miles across the Border from where we’re at? His solution . . . “BAN IT FROM COMING INTO CANADA”.
What Else Could Have Been Said To Describe This North American Tragedy?
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION . . . in many ways, is akin in theory to America’s Supply Management, since it is based almost Exclusively CONTRARY TO A MERITOCRACY.
Do you think Black America IS WHERE IT’S AT TODAY, with its Unbelievable Level Of Unemployment, Underemployment, Single Parent (Mother) Families, Poverty, Ignorance, Poor To No Education, Illiteracy, Crime, Drugs, Violence and Incarcerations . . . FOR NO GOOD REASON?
TO ASSUAGE THEIR GUILT . . . during a time in American History, when Blacks were so Badly Treated, White America, from the Early to Mid 1960’s, Passed Laws giving an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE TO BLACK AMERICANS VERSUS WHITE AMERICANS.
THE RESULT . . . Is that many opportunities became ENTITLEMENTS, where Education, Jobs, and Government Benefits didn’t go to the MOST Deserving, but Rather, to the MOST Black, which meant that many of America’s Brightest and Most Talented were DENIED EARNED OPPORTUNITIES. So in the Long Run . . . Who Benefited?
When you DON’T have to Work for What you Get . . . And when the Government Picks and Chooses Winners and Losers . . . WHAT YOU GET – are the Entitlements Of Nothing, delivered by the Government that Created the Mess, which is currently TEARING OUR COUNTRIES APART FROM THE INSIDE.
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Said It Brilliantly . . . “The Trouble With Socialism Is That Eventually You Run Out Of Other People’s Money”.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov