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Once Upon a Time of Freedom and Capitalism

April 25, 2009

Read this to your children and/or anyone who could use a dose of reality.

By Dr. John Rossi

o-2.pngnce upon a time there was a very happy couple. Their names were freedom and capitalism. They married and had many wonderful children.

Their names were independence, self-worth, hard work, dignity, charity, faith and hope. They all lived happily for many years and the children respected their parents and loved them both very much.

But freedom and capitalism later had several naughty children, very naughty. They weren’t so respectful and never appreciated their parents.

Their names were wealth envy, environmentalism, animal rights activism, racism, feminism, ultra liberalism. These evil children blamed their parents for everything and hated their parents’ freedom and capitalism. In fact, these unappreciative children began to hate their parents since they didn’t realize their parents gave them everything they had and didn’t realize that they wouldn’t even exist without their parents.

They hated their parents so much, they began to plot with their neighbors to kill their parents and to keep their home. Their neighbors’ names were socialism and communism who on the outside were a very lovely couple but inside they were very, very ugly. They and their children, whose names were despair, poverty, suffering, and repression had been welcomed into every neighborhood they had lived in. But they were thrown out after years of suffering and the loss of many lives.

So late one night in total darkness, because socialism and communism did everything in darkness and away from the light of the truth, while everyone was asleep, wealth envy, environmentalism, feminism, animal rights, by their younger obnoxious brother, Hollywood, disguised by socialism and communism and let them into the house of freedom and capitalism. It wasn’t hard to do, for the two parents, freedom and capitalism, always left their gates and their door open for everyone.

Wealth envy led the way because he knew the house oh, so well. The evil children led socialism and communism throughout the house, one room at a time. And one at a time they killed hard work, then dignity, then independence, self-worth, charity and faith. They finally found the room of freedom and capitalism and killed them as well. It wasn’t hard to do, since freedom and capitalism always left their door unlocked and open for everyone. Only hope survived. Hope survived hiding in the closet. She ran out during the ensuing celebration.

After socialism and communism moved in, things went well for a while but then they decided they didn’t like freedom and capitalism’s evil children, either. They wanted their own children to have the rooms in their new house.

So late one night in total darkness because socialism and communism did everything in darkness and away from the light of the truth, they sent their children to kill freedom and capitalism’s remaining evil children. Poverty and suffering killed environmentalism and animal rights first, for they were so hungry, they had to kill all the animals for food and the trees for their wood. And besides, why should animals have rights if people don’t?

Hopelessness killed liberalism, the retarded brother of communism. Then poverty, suffering, and repression killed feminism. The retarded sister of liberalism. And Hollywood, the young obnoxious son of freedom and capitalism, was also killed. Finally, wealth envy, who led the attack on his parents, died at the hands of poverty since there was nothing left to envy.

So socialism and communism and their children, poverty, despair, hopelessness, suffering, repression lived in the once beautiful home of freedom and capitalism which was now in great disrepair and they all lived sadly ever after.

All that was left of the family of freedom and capitalism was hope who was quietly hiding in the woods.

Hat Tip Larwyn
As read by Glenn Beck
“He [Dr. John Rossi] is going to make that into a childrens book coming soon.”

Previously published December 10 2008 on my now former blog.

  1. mary permalink
    April 26, 2009 11:01 am

    what’s it like to be into metaphor’s and be ignorant at the same time?
    who uses the word retarded like you did? have you no shame?
    it’s not about free speech, it’s about having a little decency for
    people with special needs. Yes, they actually are human beings
    with feelings. My daughter, can even read and gets when she is
    being mocked. Something to think about.

  2. April 26, 2009 1:32 pm

    FYI I am not the author. The author’s name is plainly stated both at the top and again at the bottom. So who is the ignorant one? Can you not read?

    The overall message of the story is the POINT.
    I would never insult the mentally disabled. That is Obama’s forte.
    Unless they are of course liberals or feminists (for their actions and ideology). Because it is just to much damn fun and they leave their selves wide open asking for it.

    And that my dear is my applying my freedom of speech.

  3. matt permalink
    January 31, 2010 8:08 pm

    Hey Mary You’re Retarded!

  4. July 19, 2010 3:45 pm

    Since the 1930s, U.S. banks were the flagships of American economic might, and emulation by other nations of the fiercely free-market financial system in the United States was expected and encouraged. But the market turmoil that is draining the nation’s wealth and has upended Wall Street now threatens to put the banks at the heart of the U.S. financial system at least partly in the hands of the government.

    The government’s about-face goes beyond the banking industry. It is reasserting itself in the lives of citizens in ways that were unthinkable in the era of market-knows-best thinking. With the recent takeovers of major lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the bailout of AIG, the U.S. government is now effectively responsible for providing home mortgages and life insurance to tens of millions of Americans. Many economists are asking whether it remains a free market if the government is so deeply enmeshed in the financial system.

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