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Schaller's Politically Incorrect Lexicon: A Navigation Guide To The PC Cultures of Mckinley County NM (and planet earth )

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SOCIALISM: The politically incorrect synonym for collectivist ‘social justice’ and contemporary ‘progressivism’, as well as today’s Democratic Party system of choice.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: The distribution or redistribution of wealth, opportunities or privileges in a society. Social justice is a euphemism for an economic mugging by political force.

PROGRESSIVISM: Politically correct for socialism, collectivism, economic fascism or statism.

POLITICAL RELIGION: Government ideologies attaining power equivalent to those of a state religion, with which they often exhibit significant similarities in both theory and practice. These include fascism, socialism and Islamic fundamentalism.

THE RELIGION OF SOCIALISM: Brings back religion from heaven to earth - the utopian paradise. Socialism looks beyond to another and a higher social life in this world through whose ultimate possibilities the socialist finds his ideal, his religion. It is a morality play without the morality. The French Revolution, Italian fascism, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union are all examples of socialist religions.

SOCIALISM AS MODERN DAY SLAVERY: Freedom of speech, freedom of the press, democracy, freedom of religion and freedom of association cannot exist in the absence of free market economy. If a man cannot keep the fruits of his labor, if the government has full control over his economic activity – that man is nothing but a slave. Every increase of government’s economic power comes at the expense of individual liberty with less freedom of choice left to the individual.

WELFARE SLAVERY: Welfare handouts, erroneously referred to as entitlements, make people dependent. As the opposite of independence, dependence is a form of slavery. The insidious degradation of society by welfare dependency was observed by Ben Franklin in the 18th century. Economist Thomas Sowell puts it this way, “Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.”

SOCIALIST LABORATORY: What is the longest running socialist experiment? Modern socialism began in America, on Indian reservations. They had as a goal to keep the native population in poverty, impotent and dependent on government. For some reason, textbooks do not offer a page or two on the corruption, the bureaucratization, and the multigenerational poverty created by tribal-run socialism.

1960s WAR ON POVERTY LEGACY OF FAILURE: The poverty rate among black families fell from 87% in 1940 to 47% in 1960. It dropped 1% in the 1970s. 16 trillion dollars later to this day the poverty rate has not dropped. The war succeeded in disintegrating black and American Indian families changing welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.

GOVERNMENT SECTOR CRONY UNIONISM: Literally a conspiracy between politicians, bureaucrats, and labor unions to create and sustain a fourth branch of government specifically designed to increase the cost, size, and power of government. Now that unions have laid much of the private sector to waste the share of unions members are increasingly coming from the public sector. We in effect get government employees using government funds to campaign for the expansion of government.

FIREFIGHTERS COUNTRY CLUB: By NFPA standards, the Gallup firefighters union has finagled their way into 4 fire stations in a town requiring one or two, 49 firefighters when 25 to 35 would suffice, and a fire department budget of $4.3 million when well under $3 million would be appropriate.

UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF MINIMUM WAGE LAWS: Increased unemployment among teenagers, racial minorities and unskilled labor… Price inflation… Small business suffers to the benefit of big business.

PUBLIC WORKS: Diverting capital from the private sector for wasteful massive government spending projects, with the unintended consequence of inhibiting healthy job creation. As the economy recovered during the Great Depression, FDR’s New Deal spending programs on public works created a double-dip depression.

SUBSIDY: Money that is paid usually by a government to keep the price of a product or service low or to help a business or organization to continue to function. Subsidies are components of corporate welfare, crony corporatism and progressive statism.

KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS: The rather pea-brained notion that government can spend its way into economic prosperity.

GALLUP’S ECONOMIC DISPARITY: McKinley County NM and Navajo Nation receive $billions in federal monies yet has the #2 national ranking for poverty while Gallup was recently ranked number one for millionaires per capita in the country. Obtaining government contracts is the key to success in Gallup along with anti-capitalist policies on the Navajo Nation funneling most sales dollars off the reservation.

ECONOMIC FREEDOM INDEX: Economic freedom is the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property. According to the index, the cornerstones of economic freedom are personal choice, voluntary exchange, freedom to compete, and security of privately owned property. Various economic freedom indices objectively rank countries, states and regions. McKinley County NM has one of the worst ratings in North America. The index is ignored by the PC progressive establishment.