The Soviet and the Nazi–sans violence:

We made a 600km round trip yesterday to get the car aircon topped up, something that’s always been mere $120 or so routine in the past. Not any more–we’re faced with a bill for over $1500 to fix two slow leaks – and another 600km round trip plus motel and fuel bills –  because the business owner now faces a $240,000 fine (no, that’s not a typo) for doing what commonsense dictates.
He now has to account for every gram of gas to various agencies and clipboard-wielding little fucking Nazis who can descend on his shop without notice and without a warrant.
So what ought to be a transaction between a taxpaying citizen and a private business is now controlled by an unholy alliance between the greens, politicians and bureaucrats. Somebody please tell me how this tyranny differs in any substantial way (other than the difference pointed out in the header) from Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union?
We already live under a tyrannical system and it’s time people stopped deluding themselves about it.

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17 Responses to The Soviet and the Nazi–sans violence:

  1. Contempt says:

    What our destiny is: Beast of Burden, Stones 1978 in the good ole days
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=761yzGz4HzQ&feature=fvst

  2. KG says:

    I take the subject of the post a lot more seriously than that.

  3. They’ve figured out that carting the donkey off to a gas chamber or gulag means they can’t work the donkey after that. Also a good chance that someone somewhere who really understands freedom and the burden it brings will eventually come to kill them. And the odd donkey kicks back too.

    This way they can still work the donkey and rule it until it’s dead, and to top it all off the donkey thinks it’s better off and is grateful to its rulers.

    • KG says:

      Perfectly put, RWT. That’s about the best summary I’ve yet seen.

    • Oswald Bastable says:

      Damned good analogy.

      We are enslaved financially these day. Offending the sensibilities of a petty Gaultier can easily mean financial ruin.

      I wonder how many ruined thus have put the gun in their own mouth? I have heard anecdotal evidence of more than a few, after being ground down by IRD, councils and other regulatory bodies- the new Gestapo.

      • Darin says:

        Since Tuesday there have been 4 business closings just in my little town here which means about 30 people won’t be having a Merry Christmas and that is just a start since every job lost makes a ripple through th local economy.It’s gonna get really bad real quick this time.

        • The Gantt Guy says:

          Darin, I’ve seen on twitter so many small business owners are firing people to get below the 50-person cut-over for mandatory Obamacare health insurance. It’s really heart-breaking the number of people being forced out of good jobs by this thug and his coterie of commie bastards.

          It’s going to be a long, hard, dark 4 years. And then the hard work begins.

          • Darin says:

            Yup,in my biz normally when there is a downturn it’s common to see 10 or 12 good sized shops auctioned off in the space of a year.

            Not this cycle though,there haven’t been any in the past 4 years.The word I have is there are a whole slew of shops that were holding on by their fingernails hoping to ride Obama out.I believe the election result has dashed those hopes and businesses will be hitting the block in droves.

            In my area on the Gulf the oil biz is king,especially offshore drilling and all the industries that supply it.Everything from capital equipment to the food in the galleys on the rigs is manufactured or supplied locally.In addition to that all the guys and gals who build and work on the offshore rigs live onshore around here and pump tons of money into the local economy.
            Well ever since the BP debacle and Obama’s illegal moratorium a large chunk of that industry has either moved elsewhere or been idled.With his new assumed “mandate” the crazy drill bans and lockouts have already started.
            http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/267095-interior-proposes-shielding-federal-lands-in-west-from-drilling

  4. What young person would want to start a business today!?!!
    C-CS

  5. Darin says:

    In the US the original refrigerant for automotive AC systems was…….wait for it…….Propane.Yup,that’s right humble,cheap,affordable and more efficient than Freon.It worked and worked quite well,but it had a drawback…..it was cheap,a little too cheap.
    Dupont ever the ready came up with Freon-12 which was actually the combination of two other chemicals,one a solvent Dichloromethane and Fluorine the Fluorine was actually a byproduct of Dupont’s pesticide production.So what they ended up with was a good refrigerant that could be modified to a variety of different but similar tasks and it got rid of a toxic byproduct they had no market for.

    But what to do about Propane already being in use,how to get the market in their corner?Negative publicity that’s how.
    One quality of R-12 is it’s ability to extinguish fire,Propane on the other hand burns quite well so we set up a publicity stunt where we build a fire under a Propane AC unit and shoot a few holes in.The resulting fire show displayed the “danger” of using Propane as a refrigerant even though the average Automotive AC unit used less than 2 lbs of Propane and never mind the fact that Dichlorodifluoromethane(Freon 12) decomposes into Phosgene nerve gas when exposed to the heat of a fire.

    The safety freaks won out and R-12 was the new norm.Years later in the late 80’s DuPont’s patents began to expire so they needed a new rug to dance on and along came 134A,it wasn’t as good and cost more though so they needed a way to force the market to convert.Along came Al Gore in 1992 who he and his family where major stockholders in Occidental Petroleum Corp. who was the principal suppliers of raw materials to Dupont.The rest should be easy to figure out. :popcorn

    I was told this by my uncle who was a field sales rep for Richould Chemical who made pesticides also when they weren’t busy gassing Indians (Dot not feather).

    Remind me later to tell you the connection between Tylenol and Roundup :popcorn

  6. Darin says:

    Gen David Petraeus resigns abruptly allegedly because of an affair,hummm smells like an Axlerod job-

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324073504578109252422213868.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_LEFTTopStories

  7. KG says:

    The women’s President?
    ‘The gender gap in the 2012 presidential election was the largest since Gallup began tracking the metric in 1952, according to data released by the polling firm on Friday…’
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/267101-gallup-2012-election-had-the-largest-gender-gap-in-history

    • mawm says:

      They’re not going to like it so much when dear hubby doesn’t bring back the pay check………………although the number of women having kids out of wedlock is so large it probably wont make a skerrick of difference as they all keep on getting welfare.

      Time to go fishing!

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