Modern Day Kulaks

According to Wikipedia the Kulak were a class of farmers in early to mid 20th Century Russia.  These farmers are described as being a wealthier group of peasant farmers that were so numerous at that time.

They are loosely described as having middle class values, land-owners, prosperous, anti-communist, self-reliant, religious and had more live stock than other farmers.  Many were wealthy enough to make small loans to other villagers and hire some people to help with the farm labor.  Unfortunately these poor souls had the unfortunate bad luck of being born in the rise of communist Russia.

As a result you might imagine a group like this was looked at a bit differently by communist leaders…

Vladimir Lenin described them as “bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers, who batten on famine.

Sounds about right for a socialist.  As a result these people were set upon by the mobs of their day, the socialists.  They were ostracized, stripped of their farms, sent to labor camps and ultimately murdered.  Some were “lucky” enough to simply be deported to some of the most barren parts of Russia after being stripped of everything, but their lives.

Interestingly the ones who were deported, many of them began to rebuild in their new homes and become prosperous once again to the angst of the socialist regime.  See these people had something special.  They were rugged, self-reliant individuals who knew their craft (farming) extremely well.  They also understood how to create wealth as opposed to simply take it from others after it had been created.  Because of this they could be successful just about anywhere.

The farms that were stolen from these people were turned into “collectives” for the “common good” and shared by all the people.  Classic communism and socialism.

As you read this if you start saying to yourself that this sounds eerily familiar it is probably because you have been hearing very similar things come from Obama and many of his goons over the last 5 years.

While we don’t technically have a group called the Kulak in the U.S. today and most people don’t make their living in agriculture any longer I do believe we still have a modern day equivalent of this group.

Libertarians
TEA Party Member
Small Business Owners
Gun Owners

There are certainly some I am leaving out, but my point is there is a group of people in this country who have middle class values, are self-reliant, have prosperity (at least they did until Obama was elected) and have a little more than some other people.

Today these may be small business owners who share beliefs with the libertarian philosophy, may be TEA Party supporters and may also be gun owners.  They understand how to take care of themselves and don’t want or need the Federal government sticking its fat ass into their business.

I know because I am part of this group.  While I am not a farmer I do share many of the traits that made up the Kulak of Russia.

The group(s) above is as hated by the socialists of today as the Kulak were of the socialists of their day.  Obama is a socialist and parrots the beliefs of Lenin and Marx.  Hell, he even uses some of the same phrases and certainly uses the same tactics to the extent he can get away with it.  He still faces too much opposition to move as quickly as Lenin and later Stalin did in Russia, but he is no less ambitious.

Nothing angers socialists, like Obama, more than having a group of people thwart and rebuff his plans for “spreading the wealth” just as Lenin did in his day.  His speeches and rhetoric shows his hatred for small business owners and TEA Party/libertarian minded people.

As a result he has used the IRS, tax policy, regulations, and of course his rhetoric and speeches to destroy and demonize these groups and individuals.  He would do to them what happened to the Kulaks in Russia tomorrow if he could get away with it.

Thugs like Obama simply can’t understand people like the Kulak’s of old and their modern day equivalents.  He and his goons don’t want independent thinking, self-reliant and prosperous people who believe in private property and hold middle class values around.  Such people will not submit to him just as the Kulak’s of old would not submit to the grain confiscations of Lenin and Stalin.

So to all of those individuals who are self-reliant, can think independently, may be small business owners and share some or many beliefs of the libertarian philosophy… keep doing what you are doing.  You will always be successful and as a result will always be hated by people like Obama and the people who support and vote for him.

In future posts I will be discussing my ideas of how to live this lifestyle even more and continue to stick your thumb in the eye of tyrants like Obama and his many “Czars”.

Unfortunately like the Kulaks of Russia we can’t help what era and under what tyrant we currently live under, but just like them we can resist and resist we should.  In the end we may lose, but make sure you go down swinging just as the Kulak of old did.

Isn’t it interesting how history does indeed keep repeating itself, right down to language used.

Edward Snowden is an American Hero and Patroit!

The news has broken about the ex-employee of Booz Allen Hamilton consulting firm who had top secret security clearance and has broken that clearance to release confidential records showing a vast domestic spying apparatus on the American people.

Sadly this guy will probably end up rotting in a Federal Gulag once they pressure the Chinese government into turning him over.  The guy should not be treated like a criminal, but a hero and a true patriot.  The Federal government with their giant spy machine is out of control.  Nobody should be convinced it is “making us safer” to grab up all the calls of ALL Verizon customers and catalog, filter, and analyze the data.

If we are so safe than how did the 2 Boston bombers get away with their bombing of the Boston Marathon?  How did the underwear bomber get within seconds of downing another airplane?  How did the Time Square Bomber almost get off a blast that would have certainly hurt hundreds of people?  None of these were stopped as a result of all this spying on Americans.  We are not safer, but sure as hell are less free!

Mr. Snowden has also alluded to the fact that vast amounts of online, email, and other records of Americans are being sorted, cataloged and analyzed for information.  This is truly Big Brother and 1984 on a scary scale.  Unfortunately too many Americans are simply asleep and don’t care about this as long as they have their latte and smart phones they can be cooed into complicity.

Mr. Snowden fears nothing will come of his sacrifice and sadly he is probably correct.  I hope he is not and I will do my part to keep his story alive to stop this wholesale government from gaining any more power, but I am one voice and their are millions and millions of Americans, all who have to stand up at once and shout this is NOT OK!  This is not what a free society looks like.

We shall see in the days to come how this plays out, but the smart money probably shouldn’t be betting on Edward Snowden or any real freedom to be given back by the autocrats in Washington.  I do believe that ship has sailed.

Government Mafia Hates Competition

It was reported in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that our mafia like government has decided to start treating all virtual currencies like Bitcoin under the rules of money laundering.  Of course they throw out the old excuse of “it is used to commit illegal…blah, blah”.

What does the Mafia do when a rival organization starts creeping in on their business and operations?  They start a gang war and crush them.  The Mafia hates competition in crime.  So does our government.

They have a solid strangle hold on the printing of currency and the regulation of virtually every financial dealing not only within the U.S. but also many other countries.  For example, the IRS has very few places in the globe it can’t reach.

Bitcoin was that rival gang showing up.  It allowed a totally private and non-government controlled currency for freedom loving people to use.  That infuriates the government control autocrats!  How dare anyone have access to financial privacy or a stable currency that isn’t printed up out of thin air.  So they have moved to crush it under the rules of “money laundering”.

Don’t ever forget crime syndicates hate competition.

Bitcoin Sells its Soul

Bitcoin was a fantastic innovation in the freedom based currency. Notice the operative word “was” in there. Up until they inked a deal to become a bank they were a totally independent online payment network without any ties to any country. You could use them to conduct totally private transactions that you didn’t want Big Brother snooping around in. It was like the legendary Swiss Bank Account of 40 years ago, but even more independent because it lived in computer networks scattered around the globe.

Sadly, that has come to an end now because they inked a deal to be recognized as a bank. As the article says now they are on the same [completely non-private] footing as Pay Pal and other sell outs to the global free money movement. They claim they did this to make it easier for novices to use and lend them some legitimacy. Unfortunately what they did not understand is that “legitimacy” comes with a cost. It costs them their free status and now subjects them to a zillion and one government rules.

Doing this is like inking a deal with the devil. Anyone who has ever watched a bad horror movie knows you can’t EVER enter a deal with the devil without getting screwed. So it will be with Bitcoin. For example, if Interpol wants to track down a specific purchase made between two private individuals who used Bitcoin they simply need to flex their Big Brother muscles on Bitcoin using the new handy dandy bank rules they are under and get the identities and accounts cracked open for a looksy.

Suspect someone of “tax fraud” and want to take a little peak [without a warrant] just contact Bitcoin and press the newly installed bank rule button for instant Big Brother [warrantless] access.

I can hear the chorus of defenders to this move now…

  • Only criminals need anonymous transactions…
  • If you didn’t do anything wrong what do you have to hide…
  • This is really only going to be used to keep people “safe”

Yes, this was a big move for Bitcoin. They just signed a deal with Satan and now those people who used them for anonymity will pay the price. Thanks, Bitcoin for being a standup defender of freedom and privacy.