Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Opus 2017-091: Should-a-Beens: Chairman Sanders

What would my life be like if Bernie Sanders had won?  It might take a few years but the future would have been much different that what I know now and expect to come. 

On the big screen we would see taxes we only have nightmares about unless you were wealthy during the reign of FDR.  Then you have flashbacks.  This would bring all of us who have worked and saved down to the level of those who have partied and spent.  Our wealth would be bled off to support their subsidies. 

But what would be the difference day to day?

I would lose my job and become a day laborer.  If I were forced onto public transportation which is the dream of the Progressive left I would not be able to work 20 miles away from home.  I would be limited to what is available within walking distance.  I might be forced to relocate in order to find work.  Since the increased taxes and lower income would make it impossible to keep up my home I would be forced to live the way people survive in Communist countries.  I would divide my house, live in a few rooms and rent out the rest.

It would take me all day to shop and there would only be one choice.  Big, well stocked stores would be the subject of children’s fairy tales.  I would need to walk to the store and could only buy what I could carry.  If you have ever seen stores in Communist countries you also know that there is nothing on the shelves to buy.  I would find myself standing in long lines hoping that there would be something left when I got to the front.  If there was not, I would go hungry and be forced to make the same trip again.  Gone would be the days of choosing which flavor and brand of yogurt I wanted to buy.  Gone are the days of choosing the size I want.  I would take what I could get and run.

Vacation would be spent in the city park.  Long trips would be out of the question.  In fact I am not sure that “vacation” would be in the vocabulary of anyone but government workers in a Sander’s America.  If I was a member of the elite, sure.  They will always take care of themselves. 

Of course the upside of this is that the snowflakes and parasites who brought it all on would be just as poor as I am.  The difference is that I know my history and I know where socialism leads.  I have seen pictures of the starving masses of North Korea.  The difference is that they are living their dream.  For me it would be a nightmare.

Be grateful.

homo unius libri


  1. Venezuelans are living the socialist dream/nightmare, too. Not a word on their situation appears in the mainstream media.

    1. That is why the news is fake. You can lie by overlooking the elephant in the room. If the sheep are not digging for their own, they are led to the slaughter.

      Grace and peace.


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