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Talk Is Cheap

All hard work leads to profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.- Proverbs 14:23

Isn’t it interesting, over 3000 years ago King Solomon predicted the demise of the United States of America in the 21st century?

Was Solomon really thinking specifically of North America when he wrote this?  Probably not.  He was trying to teach a principle that has been lost in our country over the last 60 years.  He just new the price of laziness and apathy.

It’s sad that the people of this country still haven’t learned this principle; especially since it has been known, and taught, for thousands of years.  Is it possible that in A.D. 2014 we actually have less understanding of the world than the average person did in 1500 B.C.?  All hail, the omnipotence of the conveyor belt schooling system.  Unfortunately it is doing exactly what it was designed to do.  For more on that read Dumbing Us Down by John Taylor Gatto.

Sorry for the detour so soon.  Back to the topic at hand.  Solomon says that “all hard work leads to profit.”  So clearly, if we expect to profit, at anything, hard work is going to be a part of the equation. This is bad news for a lot of people throughout the world, but especially for the majority of Americans.  I guess it’s actually bad news for everybody, anywhere, that has embraced socialism or communism as the answer to all of societies ills.  Because according to Solomon only a Free Enterprise (a.k.a. Democratic Republic) governmental system will create profit/wealth.  A Free Enterprise system is the only system that rewards hard work and allows the producers to keep their profit.  Every other form of government system punishes hard work, the producers, by plundering their profits through excessive taxation.

As the United States has embraced Democratic Socialism over the last 100 years, this once great nation has proven that, “mere talk leads only to poverty.”  Americans, in general, can talk a good game, but rare is the American who will actually back up all his big talk with hard work.  If you disagree with that, just look at Washington D.C., especially in an election year.  As politicians dish out their big talk, the voters get out their spoons and prepare for the feast.  The joke’s on the citizens however,  all that they will be eating up with a spoon is a big pile of BS.  These “mere words” of the American politician are just that- words.  It would take way too much hard work on their part to actually follow through on their campaign promises.  Do you understand how hard the road would be to actually go against the current in Washington and stand up for…SOMETHING?

So, since hard work is…hard, Americans  continue to chase the mirage of “the easy road”.  As America is engulfed by Gresham’s Law (see And Justice For All, specifically Five Laws Of Decline) the plunderers continue to drive the producers out of the country.  As bad behavior in the job world continues to go unpunished, productivity decreases and leaders leave once good companies in search of that rare company that still holds to the high standard of excellence.  One that demands excellence from every employee, not just the top 10%.

So what do Solomon’s words mean for us as a nation?
As long as big talk is rewarded over big results, the United States of America will continue it’s tailspin towards poverty and becoming a third world nation.  Which does make sense since that was President Obama’s game plan all along.

All is not lost, yet, however.  We still have a little bit of freedom left, but it is time for hard work.  “Mere talk” has brought us to this desperate hour.  Who will step up and DO the hard work required to right the ship and turn the West back towards freedom?  It will be the entrepreneurs.  That is why we need more citizens to embrace entrepreneurship and start acting on all of their great ideas.  Ideas alone won’t change anything.  All great ideas need hard work to put them into action; only then do ideas truly have consequences.

God bless
Jason Fredrick

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