One World = One Scary Place

I still like to watch the local news.  I’m a nosy kind of gal.  More and more, though,  I dread hearing the national news.  Even Fox news.  The other night I saw another casual mention about how we’re all becoming more of a one-world government, like this is some kind of a good thing.  The network news pushes this as a noble goal, like everything will be all peace and love and Kumbaya when we all hold hands and sing, lay down our arms and pay homage to the brokers of the New-World Order.  It scares the freakin’ bejeezus out of me!

I want peace.  Love is good.  Sharing the wealth is what we should do, and most of the good folks I know do share, willingly.  We just like to make sure our donations are willingly given to other good folks that are truly in need.  We don’t want some world leaders taxing everything we do (can you say “cap and trade?”) and redistributing what’s ours according to their value system of who deserves what.  From what I’ve seen, most political leaders have no values, except for the huge value they place on their own egos.

People with power can become scary.  They can get away with things that the average person can’t.  Soon it just becomes a way of life for them, another entitlement.  Pad their expenses?  No problem.  All their buddies are doing it.  Don’t want to pay taxes?  They know the right people to get away with it.  How about getting the paramour a high-paying do-nothing job or granting a big government contract to the spouse’s company?  Happens all the time.

Even little local leaders take whatever they can get away with.  While a lot of us don’t have health care benefits even if we’re lucky enough to have a job right now, and many of us can’t save for our own retirements, some former supervisors in my little township want to stick the rest of us with a $7 million bill for lifetime health care and retirement benefits for a job they held in the past for like a time span of 5 to 10 years at most.  Who the hell gets that these days?

Imagine what the leaders of the whole huge one-world deal would scoop up.  They’ll be the reason we can’t have nice things.  They’ll want them.  And what they want, they’ll take.  Because they’ll have already taken our guns away.  And if we don’t like it, we’ll be shot down with our confiscated guns like the dissenters in the streets of Iran or Tiananmen Square.

9 Responses to “One World = One Scary Place”

  1. 1 Evenshine July 15, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I always have to swallow the snorting sound that escapes my nose as my students argue vehemently that people are born inherently good. Any human placed in a position of power will eventually abuse that power- and in spades. And we allow ourselves to be led by the ring in our nose- the one we put there ourselves. Sigh… watching the sky. Waiting for it to fall.

  2. 3 Tammy July 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I just had to shut down a string of posts on my facebook page becuase of a status update I made declaring nearly the same thing you have in your blog post.

    This topic is so sensative to so many people it’s amazing.

    The posts on my facebook page got so heated I couldn’t believe it.

    Where’s the middle ground in all of this?

    • 4 les@mamaneeds2rant July 15, 2009 at 5:54 pm

      I don’t know how so many people see this as a good thing, Tammy. What if some whack jobs like Chavez or Ahmadinejad climb to the top of the heap? We need the checks and balances provided by multi-party governments, and diverse and separate nations.

  3. 5 Chris July 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    The great thing about a world full of different nations is that if you don’t like how yours is run, you can (usually) peace out and find another place to live. Of course, those that generally suck tend to make it difficult to escape. On that note, who here likes that newish law where you have to pay your estate taxes (half your global assets, i believe) if you want to give up US residence?

  4. 7 Cyndi July 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Funny, we just had a similar situation in our school district. Despite having layoffs at the end of the school year, it came to light that there were quite a few FORMER school district employees still receiving “free” health insurance on our dime! Awww….to be blissfully ignorant, idealistic, young and not cynical again… 🙂

  5. 8 robinaltman July 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm

    It’s really bizarre to me that people think one world government would be so great. Where do the loonies in crazy governments go, then? Does it mean I have to put up with the French?

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