Friday, April 23, 2010

Cruising porn at the SEC: Will centralized government destroy America?

By Bernie Quigley

For The Hill on 4/23/10

The dubious effect of the stimulus will soon be up, 100,000 will be added to the unemployment list in August when the census has been completed and President Obama charges after Wall Street in a dangerous populist offensive lead by the Keystone Kops at the SEC which seems to have been drummed up in an undergraduate coffee house. Possibly the most tedious aspect of centralized government; ours, like that in Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, is that the need to accommodate the entire vast horde in art and language requires a bulletproof single metaphor. One that even a child could understand. Wall street bad. Big Brother good. A not-so-bright child. Possibly a Child Left Behind in a country left behind.

"As the country was sinking into its worst financial crisis in more than 70 years, Security and Exchange Commission employees and contractors cruised porn sites and viewed sexually explicit pictures using government computers, according to an agency report obtained by CNN." Youth wants to know: Do we in Texas and New England still need a central government?

Current economic policies are unsustainable and the world faces doom because "the governments are taking over", said Marc Faber, editor & publisher of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report. Warning that the "ultimate Armageddon" will be much worse the next time around, Faber told CNBC, "What I object to the current government intervention in so-called 'solving the crisis', (is that) they haven't solved anything. They've just postponed it."

Is one-size-fits-all, nationalist, globalist centralization finding its end game? This week's Newsweek, featuring Texas governor Rick Perry in his "Come and take it" boots on the cover, looks at Texas and sees behind the veil a different economic paradigm. "Texas has always been something of a separate country when it comes to politics and culture," they write. "Lately, the state seems to be functioning as its own economic republic." And as its federally dependent neighbor California unravels, it appears to be a quite successful model, but one, which could well be destroyed by Obamcare, the bailouts and centralization. Perry was the first to oppose.

We might ask in New England why this can't be said about us. Because our governors were first to flock to the rhetoric of Obama and the last perhaps to see ourselves with the kind of independence that Perry and Texas today represents. We need to go back to our Emerson and brush off in particular, his essay "Self Reliance" which gave Yankee independence its independence. Today Perry embodies it.