The Brutality of Reason Example

By Ironcross One-One

Slicing and dicing things into pieces small enough
to be fed to Liberals, Kooks and Anti-Americans.
When feeding Kooks and Anti-Americans
I suggest a potato gun.

If you are the emotional liberal type, this mindspace will make you uncomfortable. If you think my logic or facts are faulty, lets discuss it. When your findings disagree with my findings, that is dialogue. But using rhetoric to disagree with science is demogoguery. No demogoguery! I usually refrain from insults, but occasionally, ignorance and liberal hypocrisy bring out the worst in me.

Location: Edge of Nowhere, Washington, United States

Military Jumper, Diver, Motorcycle Rider, Air Traffic Control and Demolitions Man. I build furniture and cabinets and can frame, roof, wire, plumb and finish a house. Can weld steel, drive heavy equipment, build pole barns and mortared rock walls. Have written one bad novel and one brilliant thesis. And I play the guitar.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

The Behaviors of Success - Part 3

I have posted at length about the Behaviors of Success and endeavored to make it clear that success is available to all. That seems to be impossible, but it isn’t. Invariably the question is: How can everyone be successful? How can every one have what they want? The idea that everyone can have what they want seems to be rooted in magical fantasy, but it isn’t. It’s possible because not everyone wants the same things.
A liberal will tell you that rich people get rich by exploiting the poor. Well, that may have some truth in feudal societies and the nepotistic tribal societies of Africa. But it isn’t true in Amerika.
A liberal will also tell you that the rich keep the poor from getting rich because the rich have all the wealth. That isn’t true and never has been. In order for it to be true it would assume that the amount of available value “worldwide” is static. If you read you know that every time a human being rolls up his or her sleeves and goes to work(or operates a machine that does work), he or she creates value. The GNP/GDP numbers of industrialized populous countries outstrip the GNP/GDP of undeveloped, sparsely populated countries.
Value is created every time someone uses skill and applied force or power to shape matter to a particular use. By shaping matter in a way that someone else “values” it, the producer can then trade that item for something that he “values”. Others may actually add value or may transport, advertise and distribute those goods. But in reality, it is the person that produces goods or performs services that actually creates the value. If you could buy a car from the factory without paying for transportation, advertising, dealer mark-up and taxes, you would get the same value for a lesser cost. The producer creates value but other may add convenience, which also has value. Everyone that participates in the supply chain gets a share of the value for providing a service along the way.

If you rely on the government at any level, city state, federal, you will not get rich honestly. You may make a nice living, while maintaining a satisfying illusion that you are creating value, but at best, you will be creating conditions (an environment) for others to actually produce value. This is low economic risk and low economic reward. Cops, firemen and military accept high physical risk with their low economic risk/reward package.

If you want to reap large amounts of value, you need to position yourself somewhere in the supply chain where large amounts of value are being created and distributed. This takes ambition and study. Supply chains are expensive, vital networks. The people that operate them have a lot at risk and they aren’t keen on letting amateurs in on the control of them.

But almost anyone can set up a node on a supply chain. Production, transportation, advertising, distribution or retail. You want a slice of the action? Go make one. The bigger you grow it, the richer you’ll be.


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