Alternatively titled: The Bright Future vs. The Decrepit Past of Stale Promises Promises
Well, first the good news. Do you have a measly five and a half minutes to be inspired by very bright young scientist entrepreneurs -- modern hunter-gatherers -- who don't seem to want to pick your pockets via Obama & Co?
I dunno...all this talk of "leapfrogging," raising the world up through profitable technologies -- and not bottomless pit government incompetence -- and even going to far as to say, "We're not looking for any kind of government grants or anything like that...," well, just who do they think they are, anyway?
She's a co-founder in Matternet, a company that wishes to bypass and leapfrog the ineptness of global government in creating networks of roadways to deliver goods to market.
Matternet will alleviate poverty and accelerate economic growth for the rising billion through a roadless transportation network.
"But who will build the roadzzzz?"
Reminds me of this: Private Citizens Perform $4 Million Road Repair Job For Free in 8 Days.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources had estimated that the damage would cost $4 million to fix, money the agency doesn’t have, according to a news release from department Chairwoman Laura Thielen. [...]
And after only eight days, all of the repairs were done, Pleas said. It was a shockingly quick fix to a problem that may have taken much longer if they waited for state money to funnel in.
“We can wait around for the state or federal government to make this move, or we can go out and do our part,” Slack said. “Just like everyone’s sitting around waiting for a stimulus check, we were waiting for this but decided we couldn’t wait anymore.”
So there you have it. Now for the juxtaposition, or, "the bad news." Obama: If We Lose in 2012, Government Will Tell People ‘You’re on Your Own'. Wonder if he did it in a Schwarzeneggarian accent....
At a million-dollar San Francisco fundraiser today, President Obama warned his recession-battered supporters that if he loses the 2012 election it could herald a new, painful era of self-reliance in America.
“The one thing that we absolutely know for sure is that if we don’t work even harder than we did in 2008, then we’re going to have a government that tells the American people, ‘you are on your own,’” Obama told a crowd of 200 donors over lunch at the W Hotel.
“If you get sick, you’re on your own. If you can’t afford college, you’re on your own. If you don’t like that some corporation is polluting your air or the air that your child breathes, then you’re on your own,” he said. “That’s not the America I believe in. It’s not the America you believe in.”
"Promises, promises," as a friend of mine said. At any rate, with eight Obama visits to California in just the last month, $9 million raised and $77 million total for his campaign, looks the about the only thing bullish for investment in the whole economy -- with the possible exception of gold -- is your continued dependence.
The San Francisco event was Obama’s eighth in California in the past month, a sign of the Golden State’s continued importance in his bid for a second term.
Obama has already raised more than $9 million from California donors, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. In 2008, California topped the list of states doling out cash to Obama, totaling more than $77 million for his campaign.
So what's the bad news? That he's lying his ass off. It doesn't matter who wins, dependency on decrepit, old-fashioned, incompetent and thieving government will be as popular as ever and will march right on as it always has, always does and likely will for a very long time if not indefinitely.
...I'm glad though, at least, that there appear to be a number of bright young modern hunter-gatherer people who -- being either principally or practically opposed -- aren't willing to wait around for government to get around to their dreams and ambitions, seeming relatively content to just ignore it. That's exactly what I endeavor to do -- except when it's time to give my readers good reasons for doing just that. ....Or, in this case as well: actually paying attention to and supporting real value that really matters and will hopefully continue to matter more and more as old dependents are replaced by young, self-sufficient creators and entrepreneurs.
In the end, I've always thought that the best approach toward undermining the external authority of church, and the force-backed destruction of state, is to simply out-compete them. Offer people better values, better alternatives, real and not fake, for-hire "accountability," and so forth -- i.e., everything that's good and right and voluntary and of good will toward men vs. all that isn't, from unearned guilt to unjustifiable theft, imprisonment, homicide.