The Vise-Part 2 of Project of A.L.

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Engineer's bench vise or fitter's vise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We already know that “The Barbarians” are after your family, but there is something else going on with your work.  For those who work for someone for a living, we are often put in a vise trying to working ends meet instead of taking care of the family or meeting spiritual needs.  Much of “the vise” squeezing on us has most of the time, nothing with your employer directly, but the taxes and regulations created by our large, unruly Federal government.  I am not saying your employer is totally free of fault with anything, but many of the problems in the workplace occur due to the government.

Another Part of the vise is Bad Capitalists.  I say bad capitalists, because the capitalist system isn’t at fault, even though Occupy Wall Street says so.  We have bad capitalists because of the lack of ethics and leadership in leaders of today’s boardroom.  The part of the problem is the decline of Judeo-Christian values in today’s society.  In business schools and colleges, the only thing is taught is how to maximize profits for shareholders or themselves.  Yes, executives have a legal responsibility to shareholders, but they also have an eternal responsiblity to his Creator and his fellow-man as said in the Bible.  Biblically based ethics are not taught anymore in today’s universities, and you’re lucky if real capitalism, not crony capitalism is taught in Business Schools.  Some of the faculty of business schools are often times marxist wolves in capitalist sheep’s’ clothing.

The other problem that produces bad capitalists is the group-think that many business grads are taught, instead of thinking original ideas.  Much of this trickles down to the blue-collar level with such liberal gobbledygook such as sustainability and reducing carbon usage.  I know this because I work at Wal-Mart.  For example, the standard dress code is blue shirt and khakis.  After a few months, other retailers decided to change their dress code to be exactly same as Wal-Mart’s, thus making every associate at Wal-Mart and those stores look the same.

The last thing that causes bad capitalists is crony capitalism, or better put, the government picking and choosing winners.  Now, I don’t want to sound like a liberal who bashes capitalists, but I would rather have companies try real capitalism, not crony capitalism, which unlike communism, works every time it’s tried.  Let us try to get rid of bad capitalists and not the Capitalist system.

If the top of ‘the vise’ is Big Government and Bad Capitalists, then Big Labor is the bottom.  Today’s Labor Movement is not like your father’s  unions of the past.  I know this coming from a union household.  My father worked in a chemical plant.  My father told to me once about unions don’t always do what could be smart even its members best interests.  His plant had 20-some unions in the plant, where one union could have done the job.  Each of the unions didn’t want to combine, even if it would make negotiations easier for the workers.  I learned about that when I was a kid not knowing the reason why until now.  See, unions are collective organizations that subordinate the will of the people and only care about the collective, because that is the only thing that matters.  In the case of my father’s chemical plant, the unions did not want to unite, because it didn’t suit interests of each union and the greater collective.

The problem with unions today is simply put in the far left/communist slogan, “Workers of the world unite.”  The greater collective will of unions to unite over the world is to squeeze the American People and Businesses who are too small to effectively organize.  The united collective of unions, Obama, and his socialist minions want to collectivize everyone; to subordinate rights of the individual; and to switch on their ever-growing government machine to take over the world.  But we can beat this machine that the liberals, the socialists, and the communists want to stuff down our throats.  We can fight the Barbarians at the gate wanting you and your children.  We can smash the vise on our throats. We just need an army of light to fight back the darkness that I see coming.

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I believe in free speech, but I have the right not to listen to crap.

I just received a comment from someone on wordpress.com who is a total anti-Semite.  I will not give the address of that blog, because I will not bring attention to that garbage.  I believe in free speech, and that person has the right to believe whatever he or she wants, but I will not give that blog the time of day.  The sad thing is that person thought that I maybe be on my side, so he commented on a post.  The owner of that blog gives conservatives a bad name.  If you are that person, please do not follow this site.  You have the right to the freedom of speech, but I have the right not to listen to crap.

Notes from the Editor: Blog changes

Hello everyone.  I want to talk about some changes to the blog.  WordPress.com has been a great home to this blog, but I am a capitalist.  If I am going to do something with my time, I would like to try make money with it, so as soon as its possible, I am switching the blog over to a self-hosted site using WordPress.org.  The address for this blog will be http://lifelibertyandthepursuitofmovies.com which is up right now if you want to see how it will look.  I plan to use WordPress’ site redirect when I do the switchover which I will announce soon.  For now you will receive the blog using the current address.

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Carl Haverkamp

Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Movies, etc…

P.S.  The second part of Project AL will be out this week.  The Project is a philosophical piece about insights  I see in my life about our civilization, and what we can do to save it.  You will see how it fits together with the 3rd part, which tells you what the initials A.L. mean.

Kingsjester's Blog

I have been asked to define what it means to be a Christian American Conservative.  After all, that’s how I identify myself and that is what it says on the top of this blog, since I began this exercise in ranting and raving in April of 2010.

Let’s perform a dissection, shall we?

First word:  Christian – A follower of Jesus Christ.

I was raised as a Christian by my parents and accepted Christ as my personal Savior many years ago.

Here are some interesting things about Christianity to consider, written by Dr. Ray Pritchard and posted on christianity.com:

1) The name “Christian” was not invented by early Christians. It was a name given to them by others.
2) Christians called themselves by different names—disciples, believers, brethren, saints, the elect, etc.
3) The term apparently had a negative meaning in the beginning: “those belonging to the Christ party.”
4) It…

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The moon in daylight

Jeffrey Anderson at TWS, in Undoing Obamacare

But we shouldn’t miss the larger point here. The predicament in which the Court finds itself is plainly a product of President Obama and his party’s preference for massive, unwieldy, impossibly complicated legislation—the kind that you have to pass first to “find out what is in it.” Such legislation, as the oral arguments revealed, does not fit within our system of limited government. That’s because, as Charles Kesler has observed, Obamacare violates the basic notion of law in a free society. Kesler writes, “Sometimes the most obvious derangements of our politics are staring us in the face but we don’t see them”—like “calling this voluminous monstrosity a bill. Can you have a bill, a single law, that is almost 3,000 pages long? In the old days, that would have constituted a whole code of laws.”

In other words, it’s not…

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