Big Time vs. Small Time

The battle in America is not what it appears to be. It’s not Republicans vs. Democrats, conservatives vs. liberals, right vs. left, or even Marxists vs. Capitalists.

The real battle is “bigs” versus “smalls”.

The 2020 election was stolen by the Democrats. No doubt in my mind. The left pulled out all the stops – uncontrolled mail-in ballots, truckloads of fake ballots in key precincts, ballot harvesting, rigged voting machines, news media and social media disinformation and censorship, hell yes. Big Time. Their game plan was so perfect that Republicans, caught with their pants down, question whether they will have to cheat to ever win a future election. While thinking Americans understood the Trump agenda and continue to support his border-security, pro-defense, America first policies, they were unable or unwilling to stop “the steal.”

Unrecognized in all the turmoil is the role that big-money corporations play in the transformation of society, economics, and government.

In today’s political-economic climate, the rich continue to get richer, and everybody else just doesn’t matter. Charlie Kirk recently interviewed Tucker Carlson. Two of the sharpest tools in the American shed, together they zeroed in on the cause of my insomnia: ordinary Americans are no longer in control of our destinies.

“It’s the bigs versus the smalls,” Tucker said. The fight for power in America is no longer between the left and right. It was not long ago that Republicans held claim to Adam Smith’s notion that the invisible hand of free enterprise generated profits which raised all boats. Now, big businesses have learned that, in cahoots with a swampy central government, they can destroy small business, and hog all the profits for themselves perpetually in unholy financial complicity.

Our central government now unabashedly colludes with the federal reserve bank to create a monetary environment where everybody agrees there is no consequence for accumulating debt – interest rates can be held to zero. The huge corporations will endlessly borrow funds to expand their operations at the expense of moms and pops who played by the rules: work hard, save money, don’t go into needless debt. The communist Chinese model works! At least for those at the top.

Amazon, Google, and Facebook, were first in line. It didn’t take long for other large corporations to see what was going on. Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, AT&T, Disney, all professional sports, WalMart, the big banks, big pharma – they were not going to be left behind, so they adopted the leftist “hate America” playbook that seemed to be working so well for the swampers and all the “bigs”.

Recently I found that I needed a pair of wiper blades for my truck. I could have driven less than a mile to one of the zillion WalMart stores or one of the three remaining national auto parts chain stores. But I decided to patronize a small business, so I went online to eBay and found a pair at what I thought was a small, independent dealer. I placed the order, and to my surprise, the very next day there was a truck in my driveway with my wiper blades. He handed me my blades in a WalMart bag. Obviously, my eBay dealer had just ordered my blades through WalMart, which I could have done myself.

Even though I got my order quickly and at the right price, I was pissed because I thought I was buying from an independent small business, not the WalMart Monster. The smalls, in order to survive, now have to work with and through the bigs to survive. They get the crumbs while the bigs get bigger.

Call me a skeptic, but I have misgivings about giving all of our lunch money to the big bullies.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

Big Time, I’m on my way I’m making it, big time, Huh!
Big time, I’ve got to make it show yeah, big time
Big time, so much larger than life
Big time, I’m gonna watch it growing, big time

Big Time – Peter Gabriel