Cruelty: Part II – Modern Day Slavery – Guest Post
July 8, 2009 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about. Along those lines, he’s back… Yes, love him or hate him, Neo Con Don is back with a sequel “Cruelty” post. We have three more Guest Posts coming later this week on some very interesting topics, so stay tuned. And without further adieu, here’s Don.
The older I get, the more I come to realize two things:
- Oil is the single most important fuel of freedom.
- Debt is the single biggest form of slavery.
It may seem obvious, but without oil (or the assumption of its existence in December 2009), I wouldn’t be able to make my family’s vacation plans of a return trip to Disney World this Christmas. Actually, it would become nearly impossible to live the way we live without oil. How would we heat our homes? Get to work or to school? The existence of this precious fuel has created the greatest expansion of freedom and liberty for those who are strong enough (not lucky enough) to live in and fight to maintain those freedoms and liberties.
Most of you know how I feel about debt. With the exception of our mortgage, my family does not borrow money…ever. We don’t loan people money…ever. If a friend or family member needs money, we will give it to them as a gift, but never as a loan. We don’t have any credit cards. The borrower is slave to the lender, and I don’t engage in the cruelty of slavery.
I’m saying all of this because I am still noticing some very bad business being conducted in the loan industry. It all started last week when I began looking for a new bank. My family is moving from our current home into a new home (new for us), and we’ll be renting out our existing home until the market allows us to sell it on our terms. Luckily, because we live in a city with 3 nearby colleges and two very large hospitals, it is not very difficult to rent out a house…we’re just not looking forward to becoming land lords.
So I decided that it was time to find a new bank. My current bank received bailout money, so I wanted to leave them, and I’m busy searching for a bank that did not receive any bailout money. At the very end of the street where our new house is located, sits a local credit union. I thought that would be a good place to go since credit unions typically have responsible lending practices. Not this credit union. On the front of the building was a massive banner that read… “Need Cash right now? Re-finance your car.” I was floored. At least I didn’t have to waste my time going in to interview the bank…they knocked themselves out of the running immediately. So the search is still on.
My point is this…Debt is the reason our nation has found itself in this mess. The federal gov’t, and too many people borrowed too much money to finance too many new things too many times, and here we are with over financed homes, loads of bad credit, and cars we can’t afford…and people are so strapped that when they need money the most, they’re willing to re-finance a car that goes down in value.
Our government, our businesses and their customers are willing to strap on the chains of slavery to keep themselves down, but why are we unwilling to drill for our own resources of freedom?
Here are a few more things I’ve learned.
- The day my family stopped borrowing money and paying off debt is the day my family began to accumulate wealth.
- The day Candidate Obama and the liberal congress said they would allow off shore drilling is the day the oil prices began coming down.
- The day the oil market realized President Obama was lying about drilling is the day the prices started to go back up.
Why does President Obama choose slavery over freedom? Does he affiliate himself with the Africans that were enslaved around the world, or does he affiliate himself with the Kenyan’s that sold their own people into slavery? I guess it’s just another example of the cruelty of liberalism.