Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Horrors of European Socialism

With election season making the direction of our country a focal point, I'm glad to see the courage of intelligent Americans warn of the danger Barack Hussein Obama threatens to our individual liberty. The United States Army has put me face-to-face with the nightmare of European style Socialism for the last three years. Driving on better roads, taking more efficient mass transit, seeing citizens enjoying better healthcare, and not fearing for my life every time I exit the house has made me realize how incredibly terrible it would be for the U.S. to adopt some of these more Marxist ideas. I hope some of this post's pictures below, of Stockholm and Norway, demonstrate the hellscape a country can become when the top tax rate on the highest earners hovers around 50%. How the job creators and everyday freedom lovers in these Socialist backwaters can enjoy themselves while the rest of the population enjoys a greater social mobility, better education, and social safety nets that allow for more risk taking, just boggles the mind. No, I just want to live in a country where I drive 15 minutes from my suburban house because of zoning that's led to more isolation from my fellow citizens, enter my nearest superstore, and then pay for processed foods on my credit card with one hand while my other hand cradles a concealed weapon, all so I can make it back home safely in time to watch more television than people in any other country on Earth.