In the Marines, I learned the phrase to mean dealing with the enemy at close range, generally with or without weapons. Let’s face it, though the rifle is the marines best friend, sometimes it runs out of ammo. Sometimes, the enemy closes to a point that shooting him is not an option. The one who walks away from such an encounter is likely the one best prepared for it. Also, of course, it does very much depend on the frame of mind. A hesitation of a fraction of a second can determine who lives to fight another day.
This post, however, mostly has nothing to do with the subject.
You see, one of the methods the dummycrats use to gain power is the giveaway method. While they give with one hand, they take with the other. They convince many to look to the government for provision. To date, we have at least a dozen or so giveaway programs…money for nothing.
In some regards, this can be good. People who have genuine disabilities have needs and we are a generous people. In many other countries, the blind must resort to begging. (In this country, perfectly healthy people beg.) However, when people without handicaps make it a point to rely on handouts to live, it causes problems.
Most important, it makes it more difficult for those with real needs. When people approach me for a dollar for gas to get home, I tell them to get a job. Okay. Maybe they really need the dollar. Maybe they really have a temporary problem. The thing is, for every one that has a real problem, likely 20 beggars are using deceit. They are professional beggars and the ruin it for those who really have hit a bump in the road.
Nowadays, we have another form of begging, the government dole.
Wouldn’t it be nice if the only folks who asked for handouts were people who really need them. My guess is that at least 2 out of 3 people could make it on their own without being a drag to society. (not based on any facts) They see the opportunity and they grab it. Some feel a little guilty at first. Then they look around and realize that they are far from being alone. Indeed, many are even more guilty.
Their is however, a more menacing problem. The government owns those who are on the dole. It means, if you want to continue to receive your payments, you must jump through the right hoops. Worse yet, you must vote for the right people. I mean, what happens if and when someone gets into office that expects able-bodied people to go out and get a job?
The check you receive from your Uncle just might also be your leash. Just maybe, before you cast your next vote, you might reverse your thoughts. You might start asking the question, which candidate might cause you the most harm. For as soon as the sun rises each morning, the dummycrats’ ultimate goal is to control you. With the one hand they give. All the time, they are getting ready to take your money and your freedom from you with the other hand.
The thing is, it is not just your freedom you are selling, but everyone’s. I guess, in a way, it really is hand to hand combat. Only it is not our lives at stake, but our liberty. Only, from this fight no one will walk away but those who have control. Once the dummycrats have their control, they will take away the free-everything and make you work. The thing is, they will also pay less.
You doubt my word, study your history. It is how they took over Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela. Read “Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx. He lays out the whole roadmap and the socialists follow it to the letter. They have told us how they will take us over and they succeed even though we know their plans.
And, by the way, it really isn’t about socialism. It isn’t even about communism. Truth be told, those who are trying to take over could care less about either of them. They are just convenient tools they use.
Their real goal is control. To gain that control, they give with one hand while they take with the other. Of course, they don’t this with their money, but with ours. Still, people blindly follow. It is the oldest scam in the world. They dupe by promising something for nothing. It has worked since the beginning of civilization. It is a proven method and they have honed it to a grand and treacherous scheme which is based on the false doctrine of communism.
(side note: it is in the Marx’s writings that you find “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Some try to attribute it to the Bible, but it is not there. It sounds good, but it is folly. Every place it has been tried it failed, including China. Without stealing ideas from other countries, they would still be using abacuses for banking.)
In the end, it is simply another power grab, a new dictatorship. However, this time, it just might go worldwide. This would mean that the freedom our fathers fought for will cease. It will be no more. It won’t even exist in history. Those in control will make sure of that.
By the way, I write books. You can find my books on amazon.com/author/story_teller. The reason I bring this up here is that I wrote several books with the concept of controllers and floaters in them. Unfortunately, there are no floaters, but if there were, they would take on the controllers and keep them, so to speak, under control.
The books are not a series but simply a ‘group’. They can be read in any order. However, I would suggest starting with, “The Floater.” It is the first one I wrote and it establishes some premises.
You can preview most Kindle books on your Kindle, computer and, or many other platforms. You can do this simply by clicking on the book you want to preview. On the other hand, you can simply download the preview. Neither will cost you a dime. If you should decide you want to order any of my books, most of them are on paperback as well as Kindle, You will save by using the Kindle format, which, again, can be read on computers as well. By the way, you can also download them to most of your phones. I know. I tried it and it works well. Oddly, I found it very easy to read. I even considered using the phone instead of my Kindle. It would save carrying around two devices. I abandoned it though. Reading on my phone really caused a drain on my battery. Also, the Kindle has a few features that the phone doesn’t.
Listen? I can’t believe myself. A couple of decades ago, someone would have considered me crazy for suggesting that you read a book on a phone. Strange thing these new phones. You can read books, play games, send e-mails and oddly, some people even use them for talking. There was actually one case where I saw two people talking to each other on the phone…while they sat across a table from each other.