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Using Darwin to Explain the Economy and Capitalism

Posted by darthkeller on October 29, 2009

Since I know a lot of Liberals look to Darwin almost as reverently as they do Obama, I thought this post should incorporate his greatest theory and explain how and why what the Democrats are doing can only be called “stupid”.

A lot of people believe that Darwin created the theory of Evolution.  This is incorrect.  He theorized “Natural Selection”.  It was the combined work of several geneticists, including Gregor Mendel, Hugo de Vries, WFR Weldon and RA Fisher, who took Darwin’s theory of Natural Selection and from that, along with Mendelian genetics, came up with “evolution” as we now know it.

So, then, what is Natural Selection? That’s very easy.  Let’s say we have two lions, each of them is 100 yards from a gazelle who is quietly grazing.  Both lions begin, at the same rate, to move towards the gazelle.  Now, it is important to note one difference in the lions, and this is the only difference between them, one lion is the tan color we see in all lions, the other is hot pink.  As they get closer to the gazelle, the gazelle begins to look around, sensing something is wrong.  Seeing the hot pink lion, he moves in the opposite direction, unknowingly towards the tan lion.  The tan lion is then able to kill and eat the gazelle.  Do this simple process again and again, and the hot pink lion starves, unable to pass on his hot pink genetics.

“Survival of the fittest”, is what this is called.  The lion that was most able to catch food is the lion that will survive… always.

Now, how does this apply to the economy and to capitalism?  Well, I’m going to tell you, right now.

What Darwin really stated was this: In nature, competition will always occur, and the “fittest” specie will always win.  This is exactly the same principal on which capitalism is built.  Greed…

To quote Michael Douglas:

The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed — for lack of a better word — is good.

Greed is right.

Greed works.

Greed clarifies, cuts through, and captures the essence of the evolutionary spirit.

Greed, in all of its forms — greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge — has marked the upward surge of mankind.

And greed — you mark my words — will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called the USA.

“Greed is EVIL!” Yeah yeah, you’ve had your turn to talk, now shut up! Where would we be without greed? Let me paint you a picture.
First, I wouldn’t be typing this message… Why not? Well, without greed Bill Gates and Steve Jobs wouldn’t have gone to war with each other, and we’d have no PC or Mac. In fact, the only computer we would have would be the size of a football field and be able to compute 1+1, most of the time. I wouldn’t be sitting in front of a TV playing on my computer, because there would be no need for laptops, because no one would want my business (this is called “greed”), therefore no need to create the thing.

Also, there would be no Palm, no Windows Mobile, no iPhone (NO!!!). In fact, we’d still be using the old gray “Army phone” that you see in 80’s movies (like the one I quoted above). The first cell phone I ever used was a bag phone. It couldn’t remember anything, if you could actually get a call out, consider it a miracle. Now, we have phones that can give us turn by turn directions! All because of greed.

I know, some of you are saying “Greed isn’t necessary, we’d still have computers, and operating systems, and other stuff.” Yeah… I can prove you wrong with one word: LINUX (pause to let that sink in)

Here’s a FREE OS. Let me say that again… FREE OS. You can install it on any PC you want, you can run it for free from now until forever! IF what you’re saying is right, it should be the #1 OS in the world. So, how many are there? Best estimate: 29 million. Windows 7 has just been released, and based on pre-release orders, they are estimating that they will sell 40 million copies by the end of 2009, and 177 million by 2010. That’s just Windows 7… That’s not counting all the users who will continue to use Vista or XP (the numbers would approach billions, I’m sure). And Apple? They just released Snow Leopard last month. “Sales, so far, have doubled that of Leopard in the same time period”. I couldn’t find actual numbers, but, again, they probably have a few more than 29 million.

You see, the competition that Microsoft and Apple are in, their GREED and desire for your money, have forced them to continually create a better product. In the animal world, competition is usually bad for the prey. With capitalism, and us being the “prey” (actually, it’s our wallets), competition is the greatest thing for us!

I remember my first computer: It was pre-Pentium (don’t know the specs, that was 20 years ago), it had 16k RAM, and a whopping 64 MB hard drive (ok, so, a “k” is 1/1,000,000 of a GB and a MB is 1/1,000 of a GB… just in case). The fact that i felt the need to explain that should tell you something, that the manufacturers are trying to get our business has forced them to create bigger and better products, so much so, that we don’t measure ANYTHING in terms of “k” anymore!

And what does all of this have to do with the economy? Simple: “Survival of the fittest”. We spent $700 billion to bail out banks which gave loans to people that might not be able to pay those loans back. When the time came for the borrower to being paying that money back, they couldn’t, and the banks were in fear of going under.

I agree that this would have been BAD in every way, but to simply give them money, without doing anything to make them more competitive, you just spray-painted the hot pink lion, hoping the gazelle won’t notice. Not only that, but we also gave $40 billion to GM and Chrysler. Why? Perhaps if one of the two of them failed, the others would’ve have learned a lesson (oh my God, that almost sounds like evolution….), and 25 years from now, when someone mentions doing something stupid (like allowing a union to fester uncontrolled), someone could’ve said, “Wait! We tried this, and it didn’t work out too well.” I know, that almost sounds crazy, to learn from another’s mistakes so that you don’t have to repeat them as well. That’s one of them “radical” ideas.

Quick side question: If GM or Chrysler would’ve failed, that would’ve made a lot of rich people very poor, I thought the Left wanted that. Wait, I remember, they actually want to MAKE them poor, through taxes and the such, they don’t actually want them to go broke some other way… Now I remember.

Now there’s rumors of a third bailout. When are we going to stand up and tell Congress, “No more”? When are we going to use the teachings of a Liberal saint against them, to show them that their ideas are not only wrong, but that they go against nature itself? They love nature, maybe if you prove to them that nature had it right all along, they’ll listen. My guess, I’ll be labeled a racist any day now and sent to a reeducation camp at uncle Hugo’s this winter (at least I’ll be warm).

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Taking Michael Moore to Seminary

Posted by darthkeller on October 8, 2009

In case you missed Tuesday night’s Hannity, here’s a clip of the interview with Michael Moore, please pay attention to what Michael says at 4:05

I’ve grown so tired of watching Liberals try to quote and interpret the Bible, and watch them slant every piece of scripture to their own political agenda. Michael tries to make it sound like a rich person CAN NEVER get into heaven. But what does the Bible actually say? Let’s take a look at that piece of scripture:

Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. – Matthew 19:24

Here’s what Matthew Henry said in his condensed commentary on the Bible:

Christ’s words show that it is hard for a rich man to be a good Christian, and to be saved. The way to heaven is a narrow way to all, and the gate that leads into it, a strait gate; particularly so to rich people. More duties are expected from them than from others, and more sins easily beset them. It is hard not to be charmed with a smiling world. Rich people have a great account to make up for their opportunities above others. It is utterly impossible for a man that sets his heart upon his riches, to get to heaven. Christ used an expression, denoting a difficulty altogether unconquerable by the power of man. Nothing less than the almighty grace of God will enable a rich man to get over this difficulty. Who then can be saved? If riches hinder rich people, are not pride and sinful lusts found in those not rich, and as dangerous to them?

So, it’s not so much that having money is the problem, it’s the fact that, with money, sins seem to avail themselves to the rich more so than those without money.

Let’s take a look at an example: Let’s say a man became a Christian when he was a young boy. Throughout his entire life he served in his church, in his community, he served God everyday of his life. At the age of 80 his wife comes home and tells him that she has just won the lottery, 100 gazillion dollars! In his excitement, he has a heart attack and dies. Now – At the time of his death, he’s RICH! So, does that disqualify everything else in his life? Some might argue, “Well, he really wasn’t rich, she was just holding the winning ticket, not the actual money.” Okay… Let’s say it was a year later, and he passed away quietly in his sleep. Does that forfeit heaven? I would say “No”.

Here’s another verse that Liberals LOVE to spout:

Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. – Luke 18:22

“See, there it is right there! You have to be poor to get to heaven! This is the proof for redistribution of wealth!” All right Libs, hold on one sec. Let’s take a look at what was REALLY going on here. You see, if you read the verses preceding verse 22, you’ll find a rich man asking Jesus what he must do to get to heaven. Jesus tells him to follow all the commandments, which the man, by his own admission, has done. Then Jesus tells him to sell everything and give away all his money. So, why did Jesus tell him that? Simple: Jesus wanted to use this man to prove the point that no matter how hard you try, there will always be something that you are not willing to give up in your attempt to work your way into heaven. It’s impossible. Still want to argue with me… Let’s take another verse from the Bible then:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. – Ephesians 2:8-9

There you go, the whole reason behind the rich man’s request and Christ’s answer: No matter what you do, it’ll never be enough, because there will always be that ONE THING that you will not be able to give up on your own

Let’s go back to Michael for just a moment. Here’s a weird question: If he’s so bent on the Bible being the infallible word of God, and the words of that “book” are to be used in everyday life situations, more than just a guide, but a guiding principle… How does he support a man who is so in favor of abortion?

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. – Jeremiah 1:5

Before you were two cells old, before you were a thought in your parent’s hearts, God knew you and had a plan for your life! That almost sounds like abortion is..………. MURDER! We can argue and bicker about trimesters and weeks, but the ultimate authority on life and death just said that He had a plan for you BEFORE YOU WERE FORMED! Therefore, by the time you begin to form, you’re way into the “living” stage in God’s eyes. But, Liberals won’t hear that. No, they will simply state that God’s plan for “fetus X” was to be aborted. I don’t presume to know the plans of God, and I think anyone who does is skating on VERY THIN ICE. I cannot believe that a God who wanted to create something as amazing as humans would then want to destroy that same thing without any reasoning behind it. Instead Liberals will try to say that the book of Jeremiah was largely prophetic, and all prophecy books are “symbol rich” (wonder if they get into heaven or not), so taking them at their word would not be the best thing to do. Ever get the feeling you’re playing a shell game when you argue with a Liberal? I’m starting to feel that way right now.

Or they will bring up all the murders in the Bible. I’m not going through all of them, but I have read enough to know, the few times that God told someone to kill someone else, there was always a reason. The rest of the murders were the murderer acting of his own accord. I’ll end that debate with that statement.

You see, for Liberals, quoting the Bible is just another way for them to pander to the crowd. “Hey, look at me, I’m a Christian because I can quote the Bible”. So what, the Bible says that even the Demons know the name of Jesus and they tremble before it. Using that logic, if I were to start quoting Anton Levey does that make me a Satanist? How about if I quote Karl Marx, does that make me a Marxist? No. It means I read a book, nothing more. All too often, when Liberals quote the Bible, they then mangle the interpretation so bad that the original meaning of the text is forever lost. Another great example of this: “Jesus believed in socialized medicine because he healed everyone!”

“Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.” – Luke 8:48

Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.” – Luke 17:19

Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” – Luke 18:42

He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. – Acts 14:9-10

Now, I could be mistaken, but it looks as though there’s a lot of work being done on the part of the person being healed. They have to come to where Jesus (or Paul) are at, get their attention, display their faith, and then they get healed. So, if Liberals want to take the gospel and say that it has any commentary of healthcare, here’s what I think it says: IF YOU WANT HEALTHCARE, GO OUT AND GET IT YOURSELF! Jesus wasn’t handing out “healings”, He was taking the faith of the person and using that faith to heal them! You sure you still want to say that the Bible promotes socialism?

For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” – 2 Thes 3:10

A slight change from the Liberal Bible… Maybe they should come over to my house and read mine.

So, Liberals, some advice… Don’t quote the Bible. When you do, you make yourself look goofier than you did before you quoted the Bible. Stick to something you know, like….

Okay, I got nothing….

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