Posted by: thescoundrel | March 20, 2014

LBJ’s Great Society



The Spider and the Fly
by Mary Howitt, 1829

“Will you walk into my parlour?” said the Spider to the Fly,
‘Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I’ve a many curious things to shew when you are there.”

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly, “to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne’er come down again.”

“I’m sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high;
Will you rest upon my little bed?” said the Spider to the Fly.
“There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin,
And if you like to rest awhile, I’ll snugly tuck you in!”

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly,  “for I’ve often heard it said,
They never, never wake again, who sleep upon your bed!”

Said the cunning Spider to the Fly,  “Dear friend what can I do,
To prove the warm affection I ‘ve always felt for you?
I have within my pantry, good store of all that’s nice;
I’m sure you’re very welcome — will you please to take a slice?”

“Oh no, no,” said the little Fly,  “kind Sir, that cannot be,
I’ve heard what’s in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!”

“Sweet creature!” said the Spider,  “you’re witty and you’re wise,
How handsome are your gauzy wings, how brilliant are your eyes!
I’ve a little looking-glass upon my parlour shelf,
If you’ll step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself.”

“I thank you, gentle sir,” she said,  “for what you ‘re pleased to say,
And bidding you good morning now, I’ll call another day.”

The Spider turned him round about, and went into his den,
For well he knew the silly Fly would soon come back again:
So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.

Then he came out to his door again, and merrily did sing,
“Come hither, hither, pretty Fly, with the pearl and silver wing;
Your robes are green and purple — there’s a crest upon your head;
Your eyes are like the diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!”

Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little Fly,
Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by;
With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer drew,
Thinking only of her brilliant eyes, and green and purple hue —
Thinking only of her crested head — poor foolish thing!   

At last,

Up jumped the cunning Spider, and fiercely held her fast.
He dragged her up his winding stair, into his dismal den,
Within his little parlour — but she ne’er came out again!

And now dear little children, who may this story read,
To idle, silly flattering words, I pray you ne’er give heed:
Unto an evil counsellor, close heart and ear and eye,
And take a lesson from this tale, of the Spider and the Fly.

In his recent article Allen West talks of the late Democratic President Lyndon Baines Johnson speaking on his ideology behind the “Great Society Programs”:

… it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.

read more @ AllenBWestcom 

As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.
Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/03/lbj-ill-niggers-voting-democratic-next-200-years/#uuyrxdfDH4wycORh.99
As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.
Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/03/lbj-ill-niggers-voting-democratic-next-200-years/#uuyrxdfDH4wycORh.99
As a matter of fact, it was Democrat President Lyndon Baines Johnson who stated, “I’ll have those niggers voting Democratic for the next 200 years” as he confided with two like-minded governors on Air Force One regarding his underlying intentions for the “Great Society” programs.
Read more at http://allenbwest.com/2014/03/lbj-ill-niggers-voting-democratic-next-200-years/#uuyrxdfDH4wycORh.99

Responses

  1. The link didn’t work for me so I Googled it because I was curious about what West had to say.

    But hey! You are #4 on Google searching Allen West and Great Society!

    What wasn’t mentioned by West, or by others either, is that unlike Obamacare, LBJ’s Great Society programs had broad bi-partisan support in the congess as well as broad public support. Johnson had to fight his own party in his own southern region to get this stuff done, which shows political courage Obama has yet to demonstrate.

    Unfortunately, as with any government program, once these were in place the politicians began immediately to expand them to include even more people—which also expanded their voters. And once they are in place, it is impossible to get rid of them, even when proven to be ineffective money pits—-like Head Start.

  2. I fixed the link. I assume the error was the way I titled the link. But as I am not as computer savvy as needed, so I am not exactly sure on the reason. I am not against helping-hand social programs. My problem is in how they are operated. Big Government has become the street-corner drug-pusher. The programs are not used to help people assimilate but used to create an addiction where you can’t get free – even if you want to. It has not been unusual for me to have interaction between needy individuals and government servants. As I have talked before most (not all) of the people I have known whose job it was to assist people in need are either clueless on how to really assist the people that need their services or they see the individual needing help as job security. I ran into that on a personal level twice when I was between jobs. The job service system is ill-equipped, poorly manned and improperly trained at best. And anytime I have had to help in dealings involving government service – most of the time it was a joke trying to navigate the system. Back during the Lane Evans era it was a nightmare when my family tried to get his assistance in dealing with veteran benefits for another relative that was a Vietnam Vet. The Vet in need spent the maximum time allowed on the ground in combat arenas. He was injured three times in fighting and almost died twice. And Evans office never gave the man the time of day. My folks had to circumvent the Evans district to find help for the man, whom had been suffering since he returned from the war.


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