Knowledge + Experience + Reason = Republican Votes

Posted by PITHOCRATES - February 13th, 2014

Politics 101

The Democrat Party is the Cool Uncle that buys Booze and Cigarettes for his Nieces and Nephews

People characterize the Republicans as being a bunch of old fogies.  Out of touch.  Who don’t have a clue about the world today.  Unlike their children do.  Who are wise beyond their years.  For they know there is nothing really bad with underage drinking and smoking.  Smoking marijuana.  Or doing other drugs.  And there is nothing wrong with casual sex.  Sexting.  Or nude selfies.

This is why the children of old fogies like the Democrat Party.  Because the Democrats get them.  Unlike their parents.  Their parents tell them they shouldn’t stay out late, drink, smoke, do drugs or have sex.  While the Democrats decriminalize marijuana and work to decriminalize other drugs.  Provide free birth control.  And abortion without parental notification.  Making the Democrat Party the cool uncle that buys booze and cigarettes for his nieces and nephews.  So is it any wonder that the youth vote goes Democrat?

The ironic thing, though, is that these old fogies were once young themselves.  And some were pretty wild in their youth, too.  But once they became parents things changed.  For when it’s their daughter they don’t want her being objectified.  Encouraged to explore her sexuality by having so much casual sex that she catches a sexually transmitted disease or gets pregnant.  Especially if they did in their youth.  Which is the last thing they want for their little girl.  Who is and will forever remain their little girl.

Keynesian Economics conditioned People to accept that Government knows Best

This is the rule.  Not the exception.  As kids grow up fighting their parents they reach a point in life where they realize that their parents were right all along.  That if they had only spent more time on their homework and less time partying things would have turned out better.  Life may have been less fun in the short-run but much better in the long-run.  They’d had an earlier start in their career.  A career with better pay and benefits.  They could have bought a house sooner.  Met someone to marry and start a family with sooner.  Instead of finding themselves at 25 buried under student loan debt for a degree that can’t get them a job.  And a decade or so of hooking up having conditioned men to shun any serious commitment.  Leading their daughters to turn to serial dating and online dating.  As they struggle to find someone else who has grown up, too.

This is what the old fogies know.  That their kids don’t.  You get wiser with age.  Thanks to education.  And experience.  Two things the young just don’t have.  And never will.  Because by the time they grow wise from education and experience they are no longer kids.  But well on their way to ‘old fogery’.  Which is, of course, a problem for the Democrat Party.  For a wise voting public will not help them win elections.  As their Keynesian economic policies have nothing but a long record of failure.  Giving us the Great Depression, the stagflation of the 1970s, the dot-com recession and the Great Recession.  To name a few bad economic times Keynesian economics have given us.  Things older people know from education and experience.  But the kids voting Democrat don’t.

Keynesian economics ushered in the era of Big Government.  And did something the Socialists could not.  Conditioned people to accept that government knows best.  Especially young people.  Uneducated and inexperienced young people.  Despite the Democrats’ horrible record concerning things economic.  Because of this record the Democrats use lies and deceit to attack free market capitalism.  That economic system that worked better than any other.  To get people who knew no better to mistrust free market capitalism.  And ask for the government to fetter unfettered capitalism.  To make the world a fairer place.

The Democrats use Public Education to teach our Kids to Distrust Capitalism and to Trust Government

It sounds good to the inexperienced and uneducated.  Because it feels good to think in terms of fairness.  And if there is one thing the young have are emotions.  They like to use their hearts.  Not their brains.  As they are idealistic and naïve.  Unlike those old fogies who are realists.  They can’t be fooled or swayed by the Democrat lies because they have learned and experienced a lot in their long lives.  And heard the same old Democrat lies all through those long lives.  Which is why the Democrats work so hard on the youth vote.  The War on Women, their lax drug attitudes, birth control, abortion, gay rights…all of these are to get the young to think in terms of fairness.  To tug on their heartstrings.  To get them emotional.  And keep them emotional.  As well as ignorant.

The more ignorant people are the easier it is to lie to them.  Anyone who knows the history of Western Civilization will understand how life became better for people as we moved closer to free market capitalism.  Anyone who knows classical economics will understand how thrift, savings, free trade, sound money, etc., made America the number one economy in the world.  While the Keynesian policies of today are threatening to knock America out of that number one spot.  People who understand these things are not going to vote Democrat.  Which is why the Democrats work hard to keep people from learning these things.  By constantly lying about them.  And not teaching them in the institutions they control.  Our public schools.  And our institutions of higher education.

The Republican equation for winning votes is a difficult equation.  Knowledge + Experience + Reason = Republican Votes.  It’s difficult because the Democrats have long controlled public education.  Thanks to their friends in the teacher unions.  And their friends running our institutions of higher education.  Which spend more time teaching our kids to distrust capitalism.  And to trust government.  To feel more.  And think less.  To live for today.  And not worry about tomorrow.  Making it very difficult for the Republicans to get young voters to vote for them.  As they are unknowledgeable (thanks to our public schools), inexperienced (because they are young) and prefer emotion over reason (because feeling is more fun than thinking).  Which is why old fogies (the knowledgeable, experienced and thinking) vote Republican and the youth vote does not.

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FT191: “Those who don’t trust a slick-talking salesman will trust a slick-talking liberal unconditionally.” —Old Pithy

Posted by PITHOCRATES - October 11th, 2013

Fundamental Truth

When it comes to our Financial Well-Being everyone looks out for Number One

People hate sales people.  Especially those who work on commission.  Who will lie to your face to sell you something you don’t want.  Or need.  Just so they can pocket a handsome commission.  They will smile and laugh with you.  Act like your new best friend.  Compliment you.  Tell you that you can trust them.  That they will take care of you.  And that those plumes of blue smoke blowing out of the used car you’re about to buy is normal.  And will go away once you start driving.

This is why we have the saying ‘buyer beware’.  Caveat emptor.   Because there are some unscrupulous types working for businesses.  So buyers have to remain on their guard.  For a slick-talking salesman could sell mittens year-round in Phoenix, Arizona.  They’re that good.  And if they can do that just think what they can sell you when you want something they’re selling.

So we don’t trust smooth-talkers.  Slick-talkers.  People who say they are our friends even though they don’t know us.  People who say they are looking out for us.  People who want to take care of us.  Because when it comes to our financial well-being there is a rule of thumb that holds true.  We look out for number one.  Ourselves.  And because we do we know others do, too.  Including that slick-talking salesman.

The most Successful Businesses are the Businesses with the most Satisfied Customers

“Fool me once shame on you.  Fool me twice shame on me.”  This is an expression that says two things.  A slick-talking person fooled us all at least once.  Often because we were young and naïve.  But we learned from our mistake.  Which is why when we are more mature and experienced the unscrupulous don’t fool us as much.  But as we age our mental faculties begin to fade.  We get forgetful.  Lonely.  And trusting.  Which is why it is the young and naïve AND the old and retired who the unscrupulous fool most.

So we don’t trust slick-talking people.  Because they’re trying to take advantage of us.  Especially our most vulnerable people.  Which is why when we hire a home improvement contractor we want to hire a contractor someone we know can personally vouch for.  Because these contractors are looking out for number one.  Just as we are looking out for number one.  Knowing this honest contractors want to do a good job to stand out from the unscrupulous ones.  So they can get testimonials from people we know and respect.  Because they don’t want to trick people with a slick sales pitch and costly advertising.  They want happy customers sending them more business for free.

This is why capitalism works.  Because it is less costly to be honest and please your customers.  For if businesses are honest and please their customers people will remain their customers.  And possibly refer new customers to them.  Which is why the most successful businesses are the businesses with the most satisfied customers.  If people get sick after eating in a restaurant it will be a long time before they return to that restaurant.  If they ever return to that restaurant.  And if people stop going to a restaurant that serves food that makes its customers sick this restaurant will eventually lose all their customers.  Except the few that wander in off the street.  Or never read an online review.

While the Mature and Experienced tend to vote Republican the Young and Naïve tend to vote Democrat

Young people typically are Democrats.  As they see Republicans as nothing but a bunch of old fogies.  Like their parents.  Who wouldn’t know how to have fun if it came up to them and bit them in the ass.  Democrats, on the other hand, do.  They’re cool.  They’re slick.  They know how to say all the right things.  They mock those Republicans and make the young laugh.  Especially when those old fogies try to be funny and hip to attract the youth vote.  They just can’t do it.  Not like the suave, cool, hip and slick-talking Democrats.

Where do young liberals get their news from?  Well, more of them get it from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show than they do from Fox News.  Where Jon Stewart is the epitome of cool, hip and funny.  While those on Fox News are more like their killjoy parents.  In fact all the late-night comedy shows do well with this demographic.  Because while the right poorly articulates itself to the young the left does it perfectly.  Why, they could sell mittens year-round in Phoenix, Arizona.  They’re that good.  And even though a lot of liberal Democrats are old fossils themselves they don’t have to be cool and hip to get the youth vote.  Because the entertainment industry and the mainstream media convinces the most vulnerable that the Democrats are their best friend.  And say things to compliment them like they are our future.  That they are responsible enough to have all the sex they want.  That they can trust the left.  And that the left will take care of them.

The young will not trust any business.  Be they honest or unscrupulous.  But they will trust a slick-talking liberal unconditionally even though liberals are looking out for number one.  All the while failing to see how all the things that are to make our lives better just happen to make the lives of those in government better.  Income redistribution sends more money to government.  Environmental regulations send more money to government.  And Obamacare sends more money to government.  See the pattern?  And unlike the business person trying to build an honest reputation the left will lie, steal and cheat to get their way.  “If you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance.”  And what makes their actions particularly insidious is that they target the most vulnerable.  While the mature and experienced tend to vote Republican the young and naïve AND the old and retired tend to vote Democrat.  The former because they are young and naïve.  The latter because the left has them terrified that Republicans will take away their Social Security and Medicare.  So they vote Democrat out of fear.  Even though doing so will eventually bankrupt Social Security and Medicare.  While those in government continue to live a better life.  Because a slick-talking liberal can sell just about anything.  Including a liberal ruling class.

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