October 24, 2009
No one is ever going to convince a far-left liberal to see the sense in conservatism and true capitalism. We are always going to look like evil, capitalist pigs and nothing we can do will ever change their hearts, minds or feelings about conservatism. They don’t get the simple principle, “If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime.” They like this version, “If you give a man a fish, he will owe you for a day. If you promise a man fish for a lifetime, he will give you his allegiance forever.” Why do they think that it is their job to make life fair for everyone? Why don’t they think that America represents fair opportunity for all when we are left to be creative and innovative? I am beginning to put together the reasons why the left feel they owe it to feed every hungry person, build them new homes, and provide them with money, gas and a even college education instead of allowing these same people the opportunity to get all of the above for themselves. The answer is simple: It’s about pure power and elitism.
What would be the difference between a person standing in a huge marketplace throwing handfuls of money up into the air and the government handing money over to undeserving people who lack initiative to earn their own money? To the givers, it would feel the same in either case: They would suddenly rise above the people they had helped, feeling good for saving those poor fools, and they would be traveling on the highway to heaven and to ultimate control. Giving something to an undeserving person is a form of waking hypnosis. The giver becomes the master and the recipient becomes obligated and loyal. These so-called givers don’t really want others to have self-respect and free spiritedness but instead want to enslave their devotees, trapping them into a lifetime of servitude. I like to use the example of a parent who thinks that if he could keep his child happy by giving the child everything, he would have some power and influence over the child’s life. What we all know is that when a child is given everything he wants, he becomes angry and frustrated, and you end up with the opposite effect, arrogant rebellion of the worst kind.
Less is more with kids. They love to be independent, and they love to be self-reliant. If parents can resist trying to make their kids happy and instead trust them with their own interests and the outcome of their choices, then they will set their kids up for success instead of dependency and failure. Teaching kids how to earn money and encouraging them to believe that they can do anything they put their minds to is what real trust and love are all about. Giving irresponsibly to undeserving people and undeserving kids is the same thing as saying that you don’t trust them and they are not capable of achieving anything in life.
They begin to look to the givers for everything, and when the givers are out of resources, the dependents will turn on their masters and bite the hands that feed them, becoming the worst type of people. Through my work with troubled teenagers over the past 27 years, I have come to understand that truly helping someone in life is helping them discover self-respect and responsibility. Once a person finds he is capable of anything, he transforms into a strong person with visions and ideas of his own and, in turn, will become a more useful part of society. Some even become leaders, not leaches!
I have concluded that the left’s secret weapon is to wear the guise of caring, thoughtful, giving as they demoralize the weak and needy by confusing them with gifts and asking for their loyalty in return. It seems so innocent, but this is the perfect weapon, and it sneaks up on even the unsuspecting. The left should beware, though, because America is a nation of independent innovators full of vision and passion. Beams of light will always shine through its people. The strongest of us will survive, and what will separate the weak from the strong will be the willingness not to except the bribe!
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For the past 5 years, Dianne Linderman has been a nationally-syndicated talk show host on Radio America with her live, call-in show, “Everything That Matters, In Life, Business, Parenting and Cooking.
Meet Dianne Linderman: A passionate speaker, award-winning author, teacher, counselor, publisher, and serial entrepreneur who believes that simple dynamic parenting can save our country’s kids! “Let’s teach our kids to be entrepreneurial and help give them self-respect and self-reliance and character!” Dianne’s unique, funny and natural personality, innovative business ideas, parenting skills, and simple healthy cooking segments are a hit with her listeners.
Over the past 30-plus years, Dianne, along with her husband and best friend, David has worked as a counselor for troubled teenagers, owned her own restaurants, built a multi-million dollar company, owned a dozen businesses, started a publishing company, helped build a private school, raised two incredible kids, and consulted for large companies. She has also written a series of award-winning children’s books including, “How To Become An Entrepreneurial Kid,” that promote financial literacy and entrepreneurial skills and attitudes for readers of many ages in a time when economic realities demand that kind of savvy and skill set.
Now she is about to launch her own magazine, “Everything That Matters” to accompany her nationally-syndicated radio show. Dianne has appeared on national television, dozens of national radio talk shows, and has been a speaker for the 2004 Republican Convention representing entrepreneurial moms and women.
Dianne lives in Oregon with her husband, David, and their two children, Luke age 14 and Alexandra age 12. Both children have their own businesses.
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