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What if government harming were covered as extensively as global warming?

By Special Guest Columnist Craig J. Cantoni

A recent issue of Time magazine has a cover story about global warming. How original. It’s just one of hundreds of messages that drip on our heads and our children’s heads each day about global warming.


Hundreds of other messages drip on us about Big Oil, evil corporations, rampant racism, rising income inequality, and the glories of diversity. The drops come from the media, K-12 schools, universities, and, amazingly, even from corporate advertising.


The torrent contains some facts, but most of it is hyperbole and hysteria. I’d rather be water-boarded than endure this form of water torture.

Curiously, messages about government harming are as rare as rain in Death Valley. By “harming,” I mean the insidious and pervasive harm that government is inflicting on the economy and society.

For example, you won’t see this on the cover of Time: THE $800,000 INJUSTICE

The staggering sum of $800,000 is what the unfunded liabilities for entitlements and public pensions will come to -- per child -- if they are bequeathed to the 75 million children under the voting age of 18.

How many times a day do you hear about this coming travesty of justice from the establishment media, from our benevolent government, and from the presidential candidates (aka the Three Stooges)? Better yet, how many times have your children been told in government K-12 schools about the lives of servitude they face to pay off the $800,000 bill?

Oh, sorry. I showed my ignorance with the last question. Every time I’ve written that government schools are inherently statist and engage in propaganda, parents email nastygrams in response, calling me an ignoramus and other names too gross to repeat. Since I’m an ignoramus, it must be true that K-12 students are taught as often about the danger of the $800,000 as they are taught about the danger of global warming.

Right, parents?

Hello, are you there, parents? Knock-knock, anyone home? Can you hear me above the sound of the drips?

Funny thing, but when I told my kid about the $800,000, he was much more interested in that subject than he was in the subjects of global warming and diversity.

Did I break the law by telling him? Have Senators John McCain and Russ Feingold made it a crime for a father to give such facts to his son 60 days prior to an election?

For sure, you can count on President Barack “Bolshevik” Obama and First Lady Michelle “Fidel” Obama to increase the volume of drips. After all, both of them think that 13,000 hours spent with unionized teachers in government classrooms is not enough indoctrination during childhood. Drip-drip-drip.

Borrowing a page from the Third Reich and the Soviet Union, they also want young adults to join a government job corps after graduation to work for the good of society and the environment -- and, of course, to learn more about the party line. Drip-drip-drip-drip-drip-drip.

You’d think that in 13,000 hours there would be time to teach children such apolitical facts as these:

-- that the government’s share of national income has doubled in the last 80 years;

-- that transfer payments, subsidies and handouts accounted for about five percent of federal spending 100 years ago, versus over half of spending today;

-- that the cost of government and government regulations is almost $30,000 a year per household, or about 65 percent of average household income;

-- that the government created today’s healthcare mess 66 years ago;

-- that many, if not most, socioeconomic problems are caused by out-of-wedlock births and single-parent families, both of which have been fueled by government policies and praised by media outlets and Hollywood;

-- that public education has failed miserably to achieve its goal of universal education, and that the productivity of public schools has plummeted, as measured by test scores and spending;

-- that government bookkeeping is fraudulent, and that the Social Security Trust Fund is an accounting fiction; and

-- that the government is covering its profligate spending by debasing the currency and punishing savers with inflation.

If children were to know such facts about government harming as well as they know half-truths about global warming, think of what would happen. They’d grow into adults who would turn off the dripping propaganda faucet.

Of course, that’s why the brainwashers will never teach children about government harming.

An author and columnist, Mr. Cantoni can be reached at



There's plenty of oil, we just need to drill for it and refine it. Also expand nuclear, wind, sun and hemp fuel.
Can't anybody talk some sense into McCain and Obama about how temperatures rise first, and THEN carbon-dioxide levels rise. Carbon-dioxide doesn't cause warming, warming causes CO2 levels to rise.
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
humans' breath is poison

just one child hurts the world
worse than a jet engine

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
keep people all worked up

about global warming
despite inconvenient facts

google: The Great Global Warming Scam Movie


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