Super Bowl Sunday teaches lessons about life: Ron Paul, Obamacare, and how we define victory in this campaign.

Super Bowl Sunday is today. This is really a holiday in America (though I get no holiday pay for it….). This blog was initially a holiday inspired blog, so maybe it would be good to tie in the celebration with my latest fascinations with politics.

Two popular sports currently are football (duh!) and UFC. Both of these events are very much hard impact sports, very reminiscent of ancient Roman gladiatorial combat. Both of them involve top notch athletes that are built up so that they can tear each other down. Both are very closely related to raw combat. I can think of few sports that are more testosterone laced. And Donald Trump has had his hand in both, and has tried to capitalize on both.

And now we segue back into politics.

In previous posts, I related five reasons why I felt Ron Paul was the best of the candidates. I’ve documented my thinking and reasoning on the first two points, his strong stance on the Constitution, and his superiority to his opponents on economic issues. My third point was that he was the most likely to actually repeal Obamacare.

So I must first address two questions that most readers are likely to have. One is, what is so bad about Obamacare? The other is, how does all this tie into combat sports?

1. Obamacare is sold as a compassionate safety net to improve our lives, but is actually a socialist bid to control our lives.

It’s a bold statement. One that has been made by conservative talk pundits since Hillary Clinton first attempted it almost twenty years ago. But I think I can back it up relatively easily. I’m sure I’ll get some hate mail for it, but those are the breaks.

First of all, those who know me, and those who are following this blog, understand that I’m not one of these morons that thinks that there is nothing wrong with our health care system. I have personal experience with being turned away from a hospital. I’m not going to agree with people who say that no one is being turned away from hospitals. It is happening. It happened to me. My hand was infected when I was a night janitor making less than minimum wage (which is also how I know that there are some huge moral holes in our crony capitalist system). I went to the hospital with a smelly, oozing purple hand that I was certain I was going to lose (if I was lucky enough to survive the infection). The hospital asked if I had any money. They asked if I had any insurance. I had to say that I didn’t, since that was the truth. And they told me to get out.

So, yes, something is horribly wrong with our system. But I’m still not for Obamacare. God was kind to me, and spared my hand. But I’d have rather lost that hand, or, for that matter, my life, than to lose my liberty. The easiest way for the government to control our lives is to control us through our doctors. Doctors tell us how to live our lives. They have authority to give us drugs, and essential treatments. Those drugs and treatments have huge influence on the quality of our lives. Anyone that has read Brave New World will recognize the chilling resemblance between the current medico-governmental system of drug policy, and the state sponsored “soma” that kept “citizens” in a mild high that numbed the thinking just enough to ensure that people were content with everything the government did.

Of coarse, you may think that Obama himself is better than that, and that the current bill is nothing like that. I’ll cover these issues in a later post.

2. The current Republican candidates all define victory as repealing Obamacare. That is what most Republicans want them to do. But only Ron Paul will follow through with it.

Politics is the womb in which war develops.

War is not an independent phenomenon, but the continuation of politics by different means. Both quotes from Karl Von Clausewitz On War

I know. I’m talking about healthcare, and not war. These quotes probably seem more appropriate to commentary on foreign policy. But to me, Clausewitz (Sun Ztu, for that matter) place military science as subsections of politics. There are several good reasons for this, but the reason I wish to focus on now is that there are similarities between how a political campaign, and military campaign…and yes, a football game, are conducted. There must be objectives. You must have a well-defined goal. You have to define what constitutes victory. And you must have a strategy for attaining victory.

To me, whoever wins the election will still go down in defeat, if they don’t get Obamacare overturned. And I’ll write about that in my next post.

In the meanwhile, I’m going to post this video because I think it helps make my point. Besides, I’m a huge fan of Jerry Doyle (life has been so dry, since Babylon 5 went off the air).

I’m only posting this one video, because a lot of folks are telling me they don’t watch the videos. I still feel that they add to the power of my statements, but then again, the customer is always right.

On the subject of videos, I’d like to thank congressmantomtancredo.com for siting us. It really warms my heart to know that someone is taking this message to heart. I’d like to thank newsworldwide.wordpress.com for their citing us. And I’d like to thank ghettoracer.wordpress.com for his mentions, and for sending me Ron Paul videos. I’m not ignoring you ghettoracer! I think the videos are awesome, and I hope to use some of them in future posts.

Any way….here’s a word from Jerry Doyle talks about Donald Trump vs Ron Paul

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