The Cost of Freedom

2021 May 27
by justrand

Imagine (whether you are or not) that you are a jigsaw puzzle aficionado. For a milestone birthday all your friends (let’s imagine you have lots!) give you jigsaw puzzles…you get DOZENS of them! But to make it more “fun” they open all the boxes, mix all the pieces in together…and take away the boxtops showing what the finished puzzles should look like.

That is how the world feels right now, to me and many others. Those “jigsaw puzzles” are supposed to provide us with insight into what to invest in, what career choices to make, where to live, when to DUCK, etc… But it seems we don’t even have time to start sorting the pieces before another of our “friends” dumps another box of pieces on the pile. The Democrat/Socialist/media/Big-Tech cabal are the “friends” that are doing the dumping.

The result is fatigue and uncertainty. Fatigue from trying to sort the pieces…and uncertainty as to whether it is worth the effort.

This is EXACTLY what we are meant to feel. This is where the media and the government (same thing) tell us to trust THEM to make sense of it all, and trust THEM to make the right decisions for us.

They used to pretend to want America and Americans to succeed on their own merits and efforts…now they’ve stopped pretending. Socialism, a disease that has killed more people than all the pandemics in the history of man, is now touted as THE answer to everything. All we need to do is stop resisting.

The aim of Karl Marx was to have a 2-Class society: workers and ruling elite. The Middle Class is an anathema to the Left, and they have long sought to destroy it…now they’re getting close. Why no “Middle Class”? Because it connects the other two. It provides a way for people to move from the lowest levels of society to the highest, without having to be ordained by the ruling elite. America has been the greatest example of this in the history of the world…and was long thought unassailable on this topic. That is changing rapidly.

America’s children have been, and are being taught that “Success is RACIST!” And America’s centuries of success were the result of slavery, and global theft. WE are the historical problem…and the only cure for America is SOCIALISM!

Striving to succeed carries with it the risk of failure. The Left would “protect” us from that risk by removing the possibility of success…or at least making the reward for it so slight that the risk is simply not worth it. The State offers subsistence in exchange for comfort, medical care in exchange for obedience…survival in exchange for success. The Cost of Freedom is the risk of failure…for only by being free to risk failure, can we ever achieve success, and remain FREE!

33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 May 27 8:54 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

  2. 2021 May 28 6:08 am
    justrand permalink

    the original Babylon Bee piece about Lego was (as always) hilarious.

    then Politifact FACT-CHECKED the story! Taking hilarity to a whole new level.

  3. 2021 May 28 7:24 am
    drdog09 permalink


    I hear what you are saying and we are at a dangerous impass. But every time one of these happens is like the capitalist Fickle Finger of Fate giving it hard right up a socialist’s ass —

    SpaceX has passed the 100 mark and their last launch used a suite of raptor engines that was on their 10th use. Would not get that in a socialist paradise would we? Blue Origin seems to be losing their mojo in comparison to what SpaceX is achieving.

  4. 2021 May 28 8:45 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    IP, 4 nicely stated.

    Saw this comment in a discussion of SCOTUS Roberts decision on “tax vs fee” for OCare. Seems about right. As I recall Repubs mostly let obama admin do what it pleased.

    “Obamacare was never actually passed into law. The bill that they voted was constructed incompetently, as the SOP in Congress is that they write some slop and then pass bills later to make “technical corrections.” The problem was that after Scotty Centerfold arrived in the Senate they no longer had the votes to make the fixes to the typos, numerical impossibilities, etc. So the Obama administration just pretended that the bill said the things that they wanted it to say rather than what was on the page. (Ok, what was on the tens of thousands of pages.) It was even worse than what The Mafia Princess said — after they passed it they still didn’t know what was in it!”

  5. 2021 May 28 9:38 am

    Judge roberts was his name,
    treason was his game,
    As a manchurian mole there is no denial,
    With a gentle smile, using subterfuge and guile,
    This deep cover quisling the constitution he did maim.

  6. 2021 May 28 10:31 am
    bc3b permalink

    Eph won’t be happy – Clay Travis and Buck Sexton are taking over Rush Limbaugh’s time slot:

    That explains why Clay Travis sold his company to Fox.

  7. 2021 May 28 11:05 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    I couldn’t find a way to easily extract the image from a PDF but my sister sends this link to WI Priest James Altman’s weekly bulletin.
    Worth a click to see the image of “Biblical Christianity vs American Christianity” LOL

    Sis is Protestant/independent but apparently Father Altman has attracted widespread attention.
    As bc tells us frequently, 90% of the priesthood is admirable. Only 10% of the Cardinals though.

  8. 2021 May 28 11:20 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Check your email…..

  9. 2021 May 28 11:31 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Thanks, drdog!
    I’ll be posting this far and wide LOL

  10. 2021 May 28 12:44 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Who is Dr Christine Grady? — — Member of the committee at NIH who approves grants. Big deal? Fauci is her husband. Is it a Big Deal now?

  11. 2021 May 28 1:39 pm

    7 – What a joke.
    11 – Reminds me of the Ohr’s only even more obvious.

  12. 2021 May 28 3:12 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    “The Welfare State is not for the welfare of the Masses.
    It’s for the egos of the Elites.”
    — Thomas Sowell

  13. 2021 May 28 6:15 pm
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    New repo market problems

  14. 2021 May 28 7:02 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  15. 2021 May 29 5:18 am
    Eph permalink

    16 DR,

    That’s pretty good!

  16. 2021 May 29 5:18 am
    Eph permalink

    13 KH,

    Complete joke.

    I give him 6 months.

  17. 2021 May 29 5:54 am
    drdog09 permalink

    A warm up before our TWIP of the week…..

  18. 2021 May 29 5:56 am
    drdog09 permalink

  19. 2021 May 29 6:03 am
    drdog09 permalink

    CoVid relief did not require mRNA Jabs — — Its working in India.

    I would hate to think that we might see long term something like the Thalidomide disaster befall us.

  20. 2021 May 29 7:15 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    Whatever happened to that little MSM flutter about UFOs?
    Did anything come of it?

  21. 2021 May 29 7:17 am
    JimNorCal permalink

  22. 2021 May 29 8:48 am

  23. 2021 May 29 9:38 am
    fight on permalink

    HMMM something going on at FNC. First Juan Williams who never had an orginal thought and could only argue a point by citing a fake poll out at the 5. Kristen Fischer lib white house correspondent going to CNN.

    And Hillary’s BFF out.

  24. 2021 May 29 10:22 am
    JimNorCal permalink

    25, maybe they want to retain their few remaining viewers 🤔🤔

  25. 2021 May 29 11:25 am
    drdog09 permalink


    Yeah, the ad execs have probably told them their rates are at risk.

  26. 2021 May 29 12:25 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    ‘Escape from XXXXX’ — — Pick any Dim run urban cities and there is your sequel.

  27. 2021 May 29 2:39 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Ryan excels at being a policy wonk, a good #2 or #3 type. But he never assimilated political leadership skills. That is why he could not be a #1.

  28. 2021 May 29 2:42 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Is that a Buick with a variable V4-8 or a Buick with a V6? 🙂

    Those variable cylinder engines from GM sucked.

  29. 2021 May 29 3:59 pm
    drdog09 permalink

  30. 2021 May 29 4:10 pm
    JimNorCal permalink

    Ryan was never one of us as it turns out.
    He believes the narrative from the MSM that claims we’re deplorable, Neanderthal gap toothed stupid and deeply prejudiced. When we asked for equal justice, smaller government, an end to waste and corruption he was all “that’s not who we are” as if he were in any way noble.

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