Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I would suggest to you that there are few people out there who could imagine what life would actually be like if you actually had to take care of ourselves, if we had to actually run and mind our own business and our own community, if we were actually forced, because of the conditions we have foisted on ourselves, to do all these things for let’s say one-third the cost that we’re currently doing them at. That’s an imagination that few people have. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: Douglas in Florida, hello, Douglas.
Caller Douglas: How are you, sir?
Mike: Well, thank you.
Caller Douglas: I just wanted to see if you could comment on something.
Mike: I can comment on everything. I may not be correct, but I can comment on everything.
Caller Douglas: I’m interested to know what you think about this. In 2010, we were able to take back the House and everybody kind of got together, but Obama didn’t give up and he kind of used his whole first term to get Obamacare through. The issue I am looking at now, as a proponent of the Second Amendment, is, do you think the American people have it in them to band together enough to really resist the current efforts to attack our Second Amendment rights? His whole administration has been nothing but an assault on liberty and individual freedom as far as I’m concerned. He takes on the big issues and he doesn’t give up on them. From Illinois, I understand, by osmosis, dirty, Chicago-style politics, even though I grew up downstate. He’s taken that whole mindset to Washington, DC. It seems to me, with limited exception of Ron Paul, Rand Paul maybe, that the Republicans just don’t get who they’re dealing with. They operate under the assumption that somebody is acting in good faith on the other side when what he’s doing is he’s not going to quit. He’s going to utilize the power of the executive office to basically rob us of our freedoms. I’m worried the American people just don’t have it in them to stand up to that. What do you think about that?
Caller Douglas: Don’t you think that he has done everything he can to —
Mike: See, unlike many of my compatriots, because my last reading of the last 150 years of history is that it’s not one, single, solitary man that has brought these conditions upon us and it’s all his fault. He’s just the latest expositor or the latest practitioner of it.
Caller Douglas: Yes, I absolutely agree.
Mike: It’s manifested in him. All he’s done is say: Okay, you idiots granted all this authority and power to my predecessors. I just happen to be a little more greedy. I’m going to stick my hand a little further in the cookie jar. Yeah, I’m at the bottom now. I’m pulling chocolate chips out with my cookies. He’s just the latest practitioner of it. I think it’s a fool’s errand and if you believe getting rid of Obama and putting Biden in his place would alter the course of the menacing state as it is currently lumbering along, I do not believe that that is an honest expression. The only thing that’s going to alter the course of the dictatorial state as it continues to acquire power for itself is for the people in the states and for their elected representatives to swear off the Kool-Aid, Douglas.
I don’t see any indications that people want to give back their unemployment benefit. I don’t see any indication that people want to give back or give away their not-so-well-to-do neighbor’s Medicaid benefit. The elderly neighbors, as the last gentleman is an example of, he thinks he’s paid into Medicare so therefore he is due his Medicare benefit, or granny down the street’s social security benefit, even though that money has been spent long ago. There doesn’t seem to be any appetite for anyone to give back the benefit of the national legislature repairing highways at three and four times the cost that a local crew that’s not union could repair them for. I could go on and on. There doesn’t seem to be any appetite for giving back the benefit of not being the world’s policemen and having the largest military fighting force in the history of the known universe.
Maybe the only thing that actually animates people to doing what it is it seems to me whether or not I think anyone is going to do is when we actually run out of money, run out of the ability to either print it or borrow it. At that point in time, you have to have your come-to-Jesus meeting and pick and choose which one of these functions you actually want government to do on your behalf. Maybe, because there will not be a general government, a sugar daddy to turn to, it will be so mired in a debt at a higher interest rate to pay that it cannot repay that it will not be able to discharge many of those functions. I don’t see anyone that’s out there, other than me, campaigning to end the nationalization of education, which has happened. The funding mechanism for almost every form of education has basically seen nationalized. Do you see a revolution out there, before a few of you sainted souls that homeschool your children, of people trying to end the public funding for education or even put a dent in it?
I think it’s great. People love to complain and jump up and down and light torches in their own front yards and hop on Facebook and whine and cry and bark mightily about these things, but when it comes time to actually do it, do absolutely nothing and cannot convince anyone else that something ought to be done. What did they say about 9/11? They said 9/11 was a poverty of imagination, a crisis of imagination. Nobody could imagine that this could have happened. I would suggest to you that there are few people out there who could imagine what life would actually be like if you actually had to take care of ourselves, if we had to actually run and mind our own business and our own community, if we were actually forced, because of the conditions we have foisted on ourselves, to do all these things for let’s say one-third the cost that we’re currently doing them at. That’s an imagination that few people have. You only see it in fiction. What do we see in fiction? We see doomsday. We see freaking doomsday, dystopian futures of nuclear holocaust and massive starvation and zombies roaming the countryside. That’s what we see. Is it a matter of will or is it a matter of imagination which then comes first and then you get the will? I never thought of it like that. Perhaps we should do that.
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