Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Ancient Chinese Proverb

On today, of all days, I am reminded of an ancient Chinese proverb issued by the distinguish gentleman – Confucius, it goes like this... "It is better to be thought a fool, then to open ones mouth and remove all doubt".

People are demonstrating in the streets of every major city at the behest of those who are uninformed regarding the present tax structure that President Bush wrote for the people while he was in office. Lead by the GOP, people are holding ‘Tea Parties’ to protest an increase in taxes and the national debt.

Of course, FauxNews is at the head of the disorganized mob attempting to bring attention to what is simply a bogus lie…

If I understand it correctly, the protest is not so much against a raise in taxes as it is disenchantment with the Stimulus packages that have been put forth by the Bush and Obama administrations over the last six to seven months. If that is the case, we are simply witnessing a protest against an ideology that does not sit well with the right.

But, wait a moment and listen because the commentator is using the word ‘fascism’ to describe the motivation for the demonstration.

Fascism, as defined by Merriam-Webster is:

1often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
2: a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control (early instances of army fascism and brutality).

Is that what the Stimulus packages are all about? Surely we were closer to a dictatorial government under the Bush administration, but by his actions, Obama is attempting to lead us away from that form of government. So, what really is this national protest about? Let’s ask someone who should know… the average ‘Joe’ on the street.

‘Joe’ on the street was asked his reasons for demonstrating and he certainly made himself… errr clear! Well, maybe he didn’t. Let’s move down a little further and see what the next person has to share with us in the way of intelligent discourse on his/her position regarding this protest… Ohh! Look, there is Alan Keyes… Let’s get his views on the subject…

Well… that was certainly original and… different!

I have to tell you folks that with all of this crazy stuff going on here today… I wouldn’t drink the water if I were you! Until the next time… this is Rod Davis, your independent reporter on the street saying… better to not open your mouth and remove all doubt!

In a democracy, silence is not golden; it is condonance in the face of injustices; it is fear, where the thought of reprisal fosters control.

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