If you want to read a true story about what socialism has already done in the free nation of America then read on my friend. This is truly like looking into the future of American liberal socialism…
By de Andréa
Beginning in 1944, Mr. Rousas Rushdoony served for eight and a half years as a missionary to the Shoshone and Paiute Indians on the Duck Valley Indian Reservation in a remote area of Nevada. It was this time spent on the reservation where Rushdoony deduced correctly that the state “is the giver of all things, the source power, of land, food, clothing, and (having built a reservoir for irrigation here) even of water"…
The government’s “mismanagement” of the Indians totally ruined their lives.
Rushdoony told about the impact of this process in “Life on the Reservation”, an article published in 1954 in Essays on Liberty, a publication of the Foundation for Economic Education. As you read it, note how Rushdoony’s reservation experience has broadened in scope to include a majority of Americans who are now becoming --- just part of a much larger reservation.
“Life on the Reservation” By Rousas J. Rushdoony 1954 Essays on Liberty
"The reservation Indian is becoming less self-sufficient and more dependent upon what he calls the Great White Father in Washington. Instead of freedom, the Indian has government-guaranteed “security.” Instead of individual responsibility, he has a government bureau to handle his personal affairs. There are special laws governing his right to own land and to spend tribal money. Under that system of bondage it would surprise no one to find that the many thousands of Indians have remained uneducated, hungry, diseased, mismanaged, and helpless dependants.
One of the surest consequences of a government of “welfare” and “security” is the rapid decline and death of responsibility and character.
Whatever the pre-reservation Indian was—and his faults were real—he was able to take care of himself and had a character becoming his culture and religion. He was a responsible person. Today he is far from that. The wretched security he has had, beginning with the food and clothing dole of early years, designed to enforce the reservation system and destroy Indian resistance, has sapped him of his character. The average Indian knows that he can gamble and drink away his earnings and still be sure that his house and land will remain his own; and; with his hunting rights, he can always maintain the illusion of eking out some kind of resistance.
Governments too often hamper and impede the man with initiative and character. This is because their program inevitably must be formulated in terms of the lowest common denominator, the weakest Indian. In addition, the provisions of the government for the “welfare” and “security” of the Indians remove the consequences from their sinning and irresponsibility. The result is a license to irresponsibility, in which all the touted government projects cannot counteract.
And I believe the results would be no better, for the best hundred or thousand persons selected from any society after a generation or so of the same kind of “welfare” and “security” government.
Many of the men in the Indian Affairs Service are sincerely and earnestly trying to improve the Indian’s welfare. And herein may lay the problem, as well as the solution that they are faced with, this is the constant dilemma: All their zealous and patient efforts to help the Indian simply tend to become another crutch that the Indian depends on. Those Indians who have ‘left’ the reservation have become progressive and independent, they apparently have done so because of personal, and religious factors totally unrelated to the government program"… END
So what does this story about Native Americans have to do with today’s economic downfall and the current American government administration or (regime)? Well first, since 1944 the reservation Indian is still no better off. He still lives in poverty; he still drinks more alcohol than the free water food and clothing he receives, and because he has never learned to be responsible for himself, we have made a lazy welfare sucking dependant out of him in one generation. The proof of the putting here, is that most of the Indians that have left the reservation for what ever reason, have become self sustaining productive Americans.
The Third World America
This statement made by your president Obama caught my attention: Obama quipped this in response to the proposed ‘Republican’ budget plan, which is to let the American citizen take more control of the economy. “We will be a nation of potholes” he said, “and our airports will be worse than places that we used to call the ‘Third World Governments’, but who are now investing in infrastructure.” Obama failed however to elaborate on which third world countries he thinks should be models for the United States, and how his government welfare policies, as in the reservation Indian, have secured America’s status as part of the declining and dependant third world.
THE BOTTOM LINE: If you want to see and understand a microcosm of what Government intervention and social programs can and will do to our nation, then pay very close attention to these words of Mr. Rousas Rushdoony and his story about the social and economic demise of the Native American Indian, in… “Life on the Reservation”
You might want to e-mail this to a fellow American who also - may want to remain free from social economic tyranny…