Well, things were not supposed to turn out the way they did, that’s life. I lost my boat in the Bahamas, see the post here. I am glad I succeeded in leaving the dock and crossing the Gulf Stream mind you, I will never forget those few days.
Brainwashing on a national level, is it possible? Oh yes. I see it clearly here in France. I found it much worse than when I left it twenty two years ago. The government has full control over businesses, choking them to death, milking them to their last pennies. I can’t believe they don’t understand why the economy is tanking. There are no jobs available here. People stay on short duration work contracts for years because companies can’t afford to hire anyone long term. Salaries for similar positions are half to three times less than in the United States, with much higher taxes to boot. It is the new bloodless slavery, just sweat and tears. You work seven months out of the year for nothing. You would be a fool to start a business in France. It’s a communist nightmare. They try to reduce unemployment by implementing more rules, more social programs. It’s like trying to extinguish a fire by pouring gasoline on it. It’s cutting the branch you’re sitting on. A government produces nothing, it steals. The producers are the entrepreneurs. They are the real motor of a nation. Alienate them and see your country sink like the Titanic. Yet the passengers are still pretending it isn’t happening and the band is playing music on deck. Imagine a well dressed thug in a dark alley, he asks you politely to give him most of your money, it’s for the poor, and you can see he has a gun in his pocket, but hey, it’s for a good cause, right? After all, you making more money than the other guy is kind of shameful, isn’t it? Never mind how much you worked and sacrificed to get to where you are. I am all for solidarity mind you, I have been the recipient of it and the benefactor at times, but not under the threat of violence. France is now a police state. There are three categories of people here: The producers, and the government that steals from them and gives to the leeches. The beauty of it is convincing the population that they are doing the right thing. I remember a government slogan way back, it was all over the media, “Impossible isn’t French.” Well, now impossible is the French motto. Bureaucracy makes sure of that. There is a law for everything and for anything you like to do there is a form to fill, an authorization to obtain, including for your hobbies. People actually vote for all this, and I saw the same phenomenon starting in the United States. This ship is a goner, don’t let it happen to yours! Your life belongs to you, don’t let someone take it from you and don’t give it all away for nothing. You can help others without losing your freedom, without being a slave. You can be a good person without enslaving others with your vote. Don’t let politicians tell you that the European model is the solution, it’s a lie! Please share.