Alternatives to collectivism

COLLECTIVISTS BEAT conservatives handily in two areas: profanity and propaganda.

charityThat leftists curse like sailors was beautifully illustrated in the last presidential campaign. I addressed the issue then with a post titled What the (bleep)?! which links to a couple of NDP (New Democratic Party) television spots starring foul-mouthed celebrities who love Barry.

It is unthinkable that the Republicans would have countenanced something similar for Mitt Romney.

We are nice, polite people.

Collectivists also beat the pants off conservatives with propaganda. Collectivists have effectively pounded into the noggins of low-information voters (who are legion) that conservatives don’t care about poor people, that we want to end Social Security and Medicare which is, of course, arrant nonsense.

Conservatives want to modernize Social Security, for instance, bring it into the 21st century and make it more financially viable for the long haul. Right now, it is not, of course. And Medicare, which has served many people well, including my mother, needs reform too. Losses to fraud are scandalously massive.

Conservatives advocate improving that type of social program. The NDP says otherwise, and that’s baloney.

Let’s look at poor people. The NDP would have you think conservatives want poor people to starve in the streets. This too is malarky. Conservatives simply favor private-sector charities to government. Given the well-documented fraud and waste in Medicare, the conservative preference for private charities makes sense.

Conservatives are not fond of government coercion, and you should not be fond of it either.

That welfare programs, run by government, are spectacularly abused is no secret — unless you get your information from HuffPost, the Nation and MSNBC. Conservatives want assistance, preferably via the private sector, to go to those in need only. That, almost exclusively, means old people, the chronically ill and the handicapped. People who truly cannot help themselves. Private charities do this more efficiently.

Private charities do not put ne’er-do-wells on the public tit.

There are many privately run charitable organizations that touch the needy around the world. Here are two:

1. Kiva. This provides micro-loans. I was a contributor for a few years, withdrew to participate in another organization, but I have recently returned to Kiva. It does great work. My new team (Team Mexicano) could use some more members. You just need $25, for Pete’s sake. Join us.

2. Heifer International. This outfit provides worldwide help to the poor in a very novel way. Check it out. I recently discovered this group via a link on my ex-wife’s Facebook page. Gracias, Julie.

The opportunities to share the wealth (a collectivist goal) are countless, but it’s best to do it without being coerced, and it’s best to do it efficiently, with the truly needy getting the help, not folks like the Surfer Dude.

Conservatives aid the poor intelligently. And they don’t cuss up a storm while they’re at it.

Don’t be fooled by NDP propaganda. Be smart.

The collectivists’ vastly superior talent at propaganda is beautifully illustrated by their use of the word “immigrant.” They do not use the phrase illegal alien, of course, nor even illegal immigrant if they can weasel out of it. They love to say conservatives “hate immigrants.”

Of course, this is bogus. All but the most extreme xenophobes, who are no more numerous on the right than Bolsheviks on the left, have no problem with immigrants. It is lawlessness that we oppose. Illegal aliens, not law-abiding immigrants. Conservatives do not “hate immigrants.”

Jumping ship

I’ve been a contributor to Kiva for over four years. It’s an organization that gives global microloans to needy people.

I began a team of lenders in 2008 as “captain” and a couple of years later enlisted another member to be “co-captain.” Our team now numbers 14.

ShipMy loans to date total 27 while the average Kiva member does 9.2. Our team has made 316 loans totaling $8,200.

But now I am abandoning Kiva, and here’s why: Yesterday I noticed that among the list of loan categories is this: Islamic finance. There is no Baptist finance, no Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu or Jewish finance. Just Islamic. It is the sole religious group singled out for loans.

A Kiva official emailed me that it has to do with Sharia law, that they cannot work in Muslim nations without obeying Sharia law. Kiva should hightail it out of Mohammed’s world ASAP. That’s what I think.

Frequent visitors here know I am no fan of Islamist society. I oppose virtually everything it embraces: oppression of women, a Medieval mindset, despotic governments, hatred of modernity and loathing of the West.

They refer to Jews as pigs, cut Christians’ heads off, stone unfaithful wives to death, and they’re working hard to develop nuclear weapons. Plus, it was their guys who did 9/11, killing thousands of innocents.

And yet, astoundingly, they are the darlings of Western leftists, multicultural Marxists, the diversity mob, and vast, clueless swaths of our elites.

In short, Obama people.

And you can take it to the bank that this is why they’re the sole religious group singled out by Kiva. I never knew this about Kiva HQ, but now I do.

Just for kicks, take a look at this and this and this, just three of the Mohammedan gangs with their hands out for Kiva loans.

Just women in black sheets. Why bother with a photo? It’s silly.

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So I am jumping ship and will participate no more in Kiva. My new ship is called Pro Mujer (pro-woman), an organization dedicated entirely to helping women in Latin America. I encourage you to join in.

You will find no black sheets connected to Pro Mujer. Or stoning of women or cutting off of hands or heads. Nuclear weapons either.

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By the way, did you see this last week?

A young Egyptian woman was scheduled to be honored in Washington by Hillary and Michelle. She was to receive a Woman of Courage Award. She had already been included in Time magazine’s list of 100 influential people of 2012.

Then her evil soul was outed, and the award was canceled.

More details here. She’s a real sweetheart.

She likely qualifies for a Kiva loan.