Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Why? Because We Can.

I've discovered recently that rules don't matter anymore, especially with regard to those with a predatory agenda. The rule of law doesn't matter. The Constitution doesn't matter. Politicians in general don't care about either the rule of law or the Constitution. Rules to live by, all gone out the window.

I learned this in a microcosm. A small organization that I belong to has non-profit status and is set up officially with by-laws. The by-laws have worked to the benefit of the organization's members for years. All was well until recently several of the people who established the organization have aged up and out, hoping to leave the group intact and operating under an established and beneficial structure. Newer people have moved in, which you might think would be a good thing in order to bring new energy and passion to the organization. But the new people weren't educated in the structure of the by-laws, have separate agendas, want to use the organization for other purposes than it is intended, and generally flout the rules as not relevant. The organization has, in this way, been co-opted and no longer represents the original intent of the established group. Funds are being misdirected to fund things the group does not support, and the organization no longer functions for the purpose it was intended. The new people in the group, when confronted with the misdeeds, just roll their eyes and generally take on a laissez-faire attitude. "Who cares? The rules don't apply to us. We can do whatever we want to do. We have the steering wheel and we can run the thing right off the cliff if we want to. Those old, strict, conventional types aren't in charge anymore. The world has changed."

Sound familiar? Out of the microcosm and into the larger sphere of our nation come the newer, disrespectful, careless mobs of misanthropes. Our country has by-laws. The U. S. Constitution, our by-laws, was written by people with a sense of history, high intelligence, and experiences that gave them wisdom. These by-laws were carefully constructed in order to protect our country, our individual citizens, from just the sort of insanity that is happening today. Yet these by-laws are being distorted and ignored for the whims of a powerful and predatory bunch of thugs in government positions of power. Mob rule is the order of the day. Whipping up the public into frantic waves of revolt against established rules is the new order.

"Off with their heads," has become the media mantra. Hate of successful people is spilling into the streets. Vilifying executives, businesses, people of principles, founding fathers, military endeavors, is the new creed. Forced resignations of business executives through government intervention is the new rule. Taxes, your money, now being used to pay for mortgages and car payments for some "chosen" segments of the population. The productive and successful are now marginalized and plucked clean, like the feathers off a chicken. Bureaucrats, who produce nothing but red tape and legal entanglements, are now in charge. Nevermind the Constitution. "Who cares? We have the power and we can do whatever we want. We can change your lightbulbs, your cars, your thermostats, your Dr.s. We can take away your salary and your property. We can elect a President who is not even eligible to be President by virtue of the Constitution. Why? Because we can."

Besides the Founding Fathers, Ayn Rand and George Orwell were visionaries who saw this danger coming and warned us. Well, I should say, they warned those of us who could read. Evidently there have been many in our midst who didn't care about our country or had the capacity to read. Those who are illiterate and uneducated, or who wish to benefit from un-Constitutional policies, have voted for the power mad thugs who now are running our country. Wisdom has been thrown under the bus.

Those of us who can read and do care about our nation are being beckoned to action, to write letters to newspapers, local and state politicians, congress, the White House, the Supreme Court. We need to take this country back by demanding that the U.S. Constitution must be followed on every level. We have the right to demand this, thanks to that very same Constitution. In fact, we must do this to save our nation for our children. Ask the question, "Where is that in the U.S. Constitution?"

"Why? Because we can."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Nature of Predatory Political Parasites

What do you do when you find yourself attacked by a parasite that is determined to suck the life out of you? Ticks? Tapeworms? Fleas? How about predators? Wolves, Hawks, Sharks, "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my."

Parasites are insidious. They usually attack the weak, those with compromised immune systems. This approach makes their job easier. Parasites look for a weakened host. The strong can fight them off. But the weak cannot. In a medical analogy, the course of action is to take the proper antidote to make the host strong enough to wipe out the parasite. Adding more parasites is not the way back to health and strength. And in nature, parasites are known to multiply prolifically and fast. Once they find the weak host, they move in fast and in great numbers.

Predators are more overt. They come at you with aggression and power. They can come in packs or one at a time, but they always overwhelm the victim with guile and strength.

Tactic 1. Socialists are both predators and parasites. They look for and create crises in order to weaken the target. They start salivating when they find weak people. They smell blood. They like to scare people into feeling insecure, make them feel like victims even when they are not. That is one of their most effective weapons. They are determined to make the target feel as if he or she cannot make it in this world without them. In case you haven't noticed, that is also the mode of operations for scam artists, i.e. convince the target that he or she cannot survive "the problem" without them.

Tactic 2. Socialists are very good at attacking the strong in order to weaken them. Predators know how to turn the target into lunch. The strong are their enemies. After all, if you are strong, smart, and self-sustaining, then you are less likely to succumb to the predator's conniving plans to overtake you. So the plan then becomes to strike the strong with public scorn and any other media smear in order to undermine their support. Surprise attacks creating hysteria work well in this one. (I watch the hawk in my backyard swoop in, scare the living daylights out of the smaller birds so they flee in fear and smack their little heads on the house. Then the hawk grabs the little bird as it has knocked itself out lying on the ground. The little bird was fine a minute earlier, but the hawk created the fear that led to the bird's being taken.)

Tactic 3. "Just a little blood sucking won't hurt you." Socialists, like other predators, are very patient. They know they can get you by inches if they can suck you in just a little bit at a time. "Just a little European Socialism" won't hurt quite as bad as a complete Bolshevik revolution or a few guillotines in the public square as the French suffered. In this tactic, the predatory parasites take power by getting you hooked, like a drug addict wants more and more of the addictive dependence on whatever the predatory parasites is offering. What happens here is you can't fight them, so you join them. You become the support system because you want to appease the predator and you think you can put off the inevitable death. The Socialist predatory parasite offers you part of the take, a la dependence on government money.

If you thought Americans were being bled dry by politicians before this past election, you haven't seen bleeding. Americans last November voted for more and bigger predators and parasites. Granted there weren't great options in this past election, but to vote for certain death is so self-defeating that I still can't believe it. Voting for ticks and sharks, tapeworms and wolves, leeches and, well, you get my point.

The Predatory Parasite in Chief and his minions are out there pushing to suck another 3.6 trillion (with a T) of borrowed dollars from our already wounded nation, from you. Their budget doubles our deficit in five years and triples it in ten years. When you add the interest on this insanity, Americans will be so weak and the dollar will be so weak that we are done, our children are done, America's goose is cooked. In fact our poor goose has already been plucked and readied for the pot. Is this what you voted for?

With predators and parasites you only have a few choices; get strong, get smart, and get rid of them fast before they multiply even more. We have come to the tipping point. Take the correct medicine....stop the bleeding...push the "Reset" button on the original writings of the Founding Fathers who saw all of this and protected us from it in the U.S. Constitution. Write to Congress, write to judges, write to friends, speak up! Get your voices heard! Do not sit idly by and let our Nation be taken down by predators and parasites.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

The Weather Underground Goes Mainstream

In my last post I explained how I happened to suffer through some tear gas caused by an SDS riot at Ohio State University in 1970 on the same day students were killed at Kent State U. From this point, I want to explain how B.H. Obama is connected to the SDS / Weather Underground groups from those days. The connection begins with Bill Ayers, but seems to end with Eric Holder, Obama's Attorney General. If you are expecting justice from this AG office, you might as well hit your head against a brick wall all day every day for the rest of your life. Good luck.

I went googling research to find out as much as I could about Bill Ayers, the SDS, and the Weather Underground. You can do that also.....and you will find out what I did that there are volumes of articles all over the net on these guys. None of it good, that is unless you find the praise by the Communist Party and other Socialist orgs. There was so much information that I have had to try to wade through it to try to compile some kind of synopsis. That isn't easy because I am trying to show you the connections forward to today, to B. H. Obama and the Democrat Party.

Keep in mind we are talking about serious criminal behavior here, not some panty-waist little sit-ins by some dissidents. We're talking murder, bombings, and support for terrorism. Bill Ayers is just one of the perps. He had a lot of company. And also, keep in mind that now we have the Weather Underground fellowship in our White House, heading the Judicial Branch, in our Congress and in our schools. The subversives of the past have now come to power in our country and deliberately subverting the U.S. Constitution, to which they have no allegience. While Chris Matthews was getting tingles up his leg over electing Obama, and while the mainstream media was selling you a pig in a poke ( a bill of goods, a bunch of CRAP), some of us were looking behind the curtain and finding some really bad actors.

Playing it forward....here is what we have:
Obama's appointed Attorney General is none other than Eric Holder. Here is the scoop on him:
As Deputy Attorney General under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, Eric Holder was among those responsible for overseeing the vetting of the Clinton Administration’s 176 last minute pardons. Among those pardoned were Weather Underground members Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans who were both still serving their sentences.7 Rosenberg was convicted of a 1981 robbery of a Brinks’ truck in which two police officers and a security guard were killed. Evans was convicted for bombing the U.S. Capitol in 1983.

As I write this, Bill Ayers is wrapping up a cute little " Guest in Residence" at the University of Illinois at Urbana. Here is the press release: School reform activist and education scholar Bill Ayers will be a Unit One/Allen Hall Guest-in-Residence 3/9-3/12. He will be speaking each night of his residency. All events are open to the public and take place in the Main Lounge of Allen Hall, 1005 W. Gregory, Urbana.

Below is a recent article I found that gives you some clue as to who Bill Ayers is, plus his wife and buddies in the Weather Underground.....also connected to a cute group called the Black Liberation Army. Believe me, you can google any of the names, Mark Rudd being a notable, and you will find what I have found plus so much more.

March 4, 2009

Justice for the Victims of the Weather Underground by Cliff Kincaid

A live version of “Forensic Files” hits Washington, D.C. on March 12, as pressure mounts for an expanded probe of Bill Ayers and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, and their alleged roles in the 1970 bombing murder of a San Francisco policeman. Ayers and Dohrn, now university professors, were members of a communist terrorist gang called the Weather Underground during the 1960s and 1970s whose aim was to support communist regimes and anti-American movements around the world and destroy the United States. The group received terrorist training in Communist Cuba and was advised by Soviet and Cuban intelligence agents.

A former FBI informant, a retired San Francisco policeman, a veteran congressional investigator, and an internationally-renowned researcher into extremist movements will be appearing at the National Press Club to urge federal authorities to get to the bottom of what really happened on February 16, 1970, when a bomb filled with heavy metal staples exploded and ripped through the body of San Francisco Police Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell at the Park Station police headquarters. McDonnell was in the hospital for two days, bleeding from his wounds, before he finally died.

The bombing was listed by the FBI as the work of the Weather Underground, but Ayers and Dohrn, two of its top members, never claimed credit for the blast. They have tried to insist over the years that their bombs never hurt or killed anyone, except their own members. However, the consistent testimony of former FBI informant Larry Grathwohl, who participated in meetings with Ayers, has been that Ayers told him that Dohrn planted the bomb.

What’s more, the bomb that killed three of their own members when it accidentally exploded in a New York townhouse was an anti-personnel device intended for an Army dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Mark Rudd, another member of the Weather Underground, reveals in a new book that he was in favor of planting the bomb, saying that he wanted “this country to have a taste of what it had been dishing out daily in Southeast Asia…” What the U.S. had been trying to do was prevent a communist takeover of South Vietnam.

One might think that a case as old as the McDonnell killing would never be solved. But those familiar with real-life crime shows, such as “Forensic Files” on the TruTV cable channel, know that law enforcement authorities don’t like to give up, and that advances in forensic science have greatly improved the ability to solve the “cold cases.”

To prove the point, in 2007, members of the Black Liberation Army (BLA) were indicted for the 1971 killing of another San Francisco Police Sergeant, John Young. The BLA worked with the Weather Underground.

In fact, the Weather Underground and the BLA in 1981 tried to rob a Brinks truck and killed three law enforcement officers in Rockland County, New York. Weather Underground members Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert went to prison for their roles in the assault, while their “comrades,” Ayers and Dohrn, raised their child, Chesa Boudin. Dohrn was jailed for seven months for refusing to cooperate with a federal grand jury investigating the murders.

Chesa Boudin would grow up and live in Venezuela and become a self-described “foreign policy adviser” to Marxist ruler Hugo Chavez, implicated by the evidence and newspaper accounts in support for the Colombian FARC and Middle Eastern terror groups. By his own admission, Ayers has traveled four times to Venezuela to lecture on “educational” issues. He was described by Venezuelan authorities during one appearance as a former leader of a “revolutionary and anti-imperialist group” that “brought an armed struggle to the USA for more than 10 years from within the womb of the empire.”

At the March 12 news conference at the National Press Club, former congressional investigator Herbert Romerstein will release a detailed report on how the Weather Underground waged a campaign of violence and murder that targeted police and the public. Former FBI informant Grathwohl will repeat his calls for further investigation and justice in the case of Sergeant McDonnell, and Jim Pera, a retired San Francisco police officer who worked with McDonnell and was one of the first on the scene of the bombing, will describe the devastating effect of the blast. Ground-breaking international blogger Trevor Loudon and I will release a report examining how a new “student movement,” under the direction of Ayers and Dohrn and others of their ilk, is emerging on college campuses.

During their time in the Weather Underground, before they became “respectable” and “mainstream” and associated with politicians like Barack Obama, Dohrn and Ayers signed a document, “Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism,” dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin of Robert F. Kennedy. Dohrn, perhaps even more notorious than Ayers, once praised mass murderer Charles Manson as a “true revolutionary” and declared, “Dope is one of our weapons.” Rudd, in his new book, reminisces about his sexual promiscuity, involvement in bombings, and LSD trips. He is today a prominent member of “Progressives for Obama.”

These terrorists, who are hawking books and traveling on college campuses around the country, are increasingly being met with public resistance. Hundreds recently turned out to protest an Ayers speech at St. Mary’s College in California. But can the terrorists continue to escape legal accountability for their past actions and the violence they inflicted on others? In the McDonnell case, the Biennial Report (2007-2008) of the California Department of Justice reported that “In 2000, the SFPD [San Francisco Police Department] reopened its investigation into the bombing of the Park Police Station and requested investigative assistance from the DOJ. The DOJ’s Bureau of Forensic Services was also assigned to identify a latent print collected from the original crime scene.”

After Ayers and Dohrn turned themselves in to authorities, Ayers went back to college and got a PHD in Education. He has managed to incorporate his socialist theories into the curriculum of many schools across the country. My opinion is that he found a way to take down the country he despises by indoctrinating a lot of young people at the behest of the leftists who have wriggled their way into our education system for the last 40 years. He's been paid well by the Chicago left elitists. And, by the way, he is buddies with Ward Churchill, the anarchist professor at Colorado U. who was finally fired recently. Churchill was a supporter of the SDS and the Weather Underground..back in the day.

Next chapter: You Don't Need a Weatherman to Know Which Way the Wind Blows

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Remembering the SDS or, How I got Tear Gassed in 1970

I'm going to take a walk back in time....my time, my life, my history. Maybe it will mean something to some of you. Maybe it will shake up some epiphany in some younger minds. I hope so.

Dateline: Columbus, Ohio 1970

I was 21, living with six other young women in a large, old, brick house just off campus. I was working at Ohio State University Hospital and fresh out of small town life. I worked as a "ward clerk," which, at that time, was a secretarial position that involved assisting the nurses and doctors at the nurses' station, transcribing Dr.'s orders to patients files and coordinating the hospital services for the patients. Columbus was "the big city" to me. I didn't have a car, so I walked to and from work each day. I was dating my future husband at the time. He was fresh out of college and waiting for his Air Force assignment after getting through on a ROTC scholarship. He had about two months to wait and no where to go in the interim, so he stayed at the house with us. Waiting to see what the military was going to do with him. Off to war or not. We didn't know.

The Vietnam War was a total mess. Richard Nixon had been elected the year before and had run on a platform of getting us out of Vietnam. I remember a song I loved from those days. It was a Buffalo Springfield song called, "Something's Happening Here."

"There's something happening here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there,
Telling me I got to beware.
I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.

There's battle lines being drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speaking their minds,
Getting so much resistance from behind.
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.

What a field day for the heat.
A thousand people in the street,
Singing songs and carrying signs,
Mostly say, “Hooray for our side.”
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.

Paranoia strikes deep:
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you're always afraid.
You step out of line, the man come and take you away."

I still love that song......but it strikes chills into my heart now because of the days I remember.

Columbus is about 40 miles from Kent State. I had one friend who was going to college there. Other than that, I didn't have much of a connection and didn't have much reference for the college there. Every day for over a year, by this time, the news was constantly full of horrific pictures of college students all over the country rioting and causing havoc in the streets against anything and everything that was normal or civil. These riots were instigated by a group called "Students for a Democratic Society," otherwise known as SDS. In case you haven't heard, Bill Ayers who is Obama's Chicago buddy, was a founder of SDS.

If you have never heard of SDS before now, you are young, or unaware of this history. Here is a snippet about them:

" Many key SDS members were "red-diaper babies," children of parents who were Communist Party members or Communist activists in the 1930s. In 1966, when President Lyndon Johnson abolished student draft deferments, some 300 new SDS chapters were formed. Among the organization's activities were: disrupting ROTC classes, staging draft card burnings, and harassing campus recruiters for the CIA and for firms that conducted research tied in some way to national defense. SDS also occupied buildings at universities such as Columbia and destroyed draft records."

Monday, May 4: There we were, just going about our everyday youthful existence, getting through life, when I had my first and only brush with SDS activists. It was a beautiful spring day. I got off work at 3:00pm and started walking across a green area on my way home, wearing my little white hospital uniform with my little white tennis shoes. Ahead in the street was a crowd of students yelling, throwing rocks, carrying bats and pipes. There in front of me was the SDS, violently wrecking cars and yelling at people with a small group of police trying to control the riot. The SDS activists were hitting the cops. The cops were outnumbered. The cops were doing their best to restrain them. I kept walking, fast, not toward them, trying to make my way home....but just far enough away that I could see and hear what was going on. The next thing I knew, the breeze came my way with a full blast of tear gas. Shocked, I had no idea what it was or what had hit me. My eyes started burning and tearing up, my throat was burning, I choked and coughed, and, believe me...I took off as fast as I could to get the heck home and out of there. I could hardly see my way home, but I did get there. It took quite a while for the tear gas to wear off. I was totally incredulous at what I had witnessed and experienced.

That night we watched the news about what had happened at Kent State the very same day. We wondered how innocent people could have been shot on that campus. The students who were killed were not involved in the SDS protest, but were bystanders. I remember thinking it could have just as easily happened to me. A stray bullet could have come my way if I had been at Kent State. I had seen first hand what the SDS (Bill Ayer's group of citizen thugs) was doing to our colleges and how dangerous they were. Witnessing that kind of violence and getting tear gassed on your way home from work is not the sort of thing you ever forget. Dead students at Kent State is not the sort of thing you ever forget either.

Later when we went to bed, we lay there listening to the radio. There were helicopters flying over us all night long with their spotlights shining down into the streets to try to keep the peace. The song I remember playing on the radio that night was not the Buffalo Springfield song, but it was Simon and Garfunkel's "Bridge Over Troubled Waters." I still can't hear that song without a lump in my throat and feeling overwhelming sadness.

As time went on and as we got out of Vietnam, the SDS lost its appeal on college campuses. I think the Kent State shootings made people realize the group was fringe, radical, dangerous, and fewer students were interested in their violent activities. This left Bill Ayer's and his radical buddies no where to go but underground. And that is exactly where they went. They created a new group of incendiary criminals, The Weather Underground, who planned and carried out bombings of government buildings and were responsible for a lot of fear and pain in our country.

Next chapter: The Weather Underground goes Maintstream

Saturday, March 7, 2009

How the Left Justifies Theft

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy, its inherent value is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill

The Liberal left wing of this country is very adept at leading people off of the cliff. Their favorite method of communication is demonizing the independent achievers in society while purporting to be the compassionate up-lifters of the poor and downtrodden. They target the rich, the successful, the farmers and land holders, the oil companies, cars and car manufacturers, Walmart, the smokers, the obese, butter, eggs, incandescent light bulbs, Krispy Kreme, on and on. They thrive on making people feel guilty about everything and anything that will gain them leverage. The Liberal ideology, recently re-branded as Progressive, is a psychosis that is pernicious and depraved. They have managed to convince multitudes of people that their American way of life is a blight on the planet. They have convinced people that living in America is something of which to be ashamed. They have convinced people that the Constitution was written by a bunch of horrible, white, slave owning, evil men. Turning the American dream on its head, upside down, is their hallmark. Group think becomes cover for immoral actions. Minorities become the tail wagging the dog.

So how do they get away with this idiocy? They use words to convince people they are bad people if they don't go along with their agenda. They use "feel good" rhetoric and spineless followers will do anything to massage their own egos. "Feel good" rhetoric includes things like, " We want all people to have access to healthcare," We are for saving the planet for generations to come," We think those rich folks stole their success from the little guys," We believe everyone should have the right to marry, "We want peace, not war," We are the ones," "Our time is now," etc. You get the gist. So a whole lot of people who want to "feel good" about themselves grab onto this nonsense as if it is the Gospel itself. This is a set up for power grabbing and greed of the political class, and the failure of our country, the likes of which I have never seen in my life time. Because so many people are ignorant about the reasons America was a successful country, compared to the rest of the world, these same ignorant people just jump onto a bandwagon and think they are giving themselves a big ego massage for fixing all of the ills of the world.

So, I have some questions for the people who voted this idiocy into our government. In what society, religion, or ideology is stealing acceptable? Since when is taking someone else's hard earned livelihood your ticket to paradise? Since when is living in America a cross to bear, an albatross around your neck, a jingoistic joke, a terrible burdon? Since when?

Yes, folks, it is as basic as that. While you go around thinking that you are correcting injustice, the truth is you have voted for theft by proxy. You haven't corrected anything. You have legalized stealing. You think that if you aren't holding a gun to someone's head in an armed robbery, then you aren't committing a crime. But if you vote for the force of government to hold a gun to someone's head to take away their earnings, then you are some kind of participant in saving people from poverty. You think you are taking the high road, when in fact you are voting for thieves who are destroying the U.S. Constitution and the opportunities for millions of people to live the American dream. You think you are absolved by good intentions. You walk around "feeling good" while you have legalized theft by proxy.

So when you look in the mirror and go to sleep tonight, maybe you could think about the gift you were given by being born into the country who is the only shining light in the world that gives real hope and opportunity to everyone. Ask yourself what you have done to dim that light and turn our government into power mongering thieves. How does that square with your "feel good" mentality?

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Announcing a New Business

I've decided I should open a new business. After all, I like to make money just like the next guy and, being an enterprising sort, I can follow trends just like the best of the sheep.

So here is my business plan:

I own an acre of land with a good stand of trees; oaks, poplars, maples, dogwoods, redbuds, and a couple of gorgeous magnolias. I plan on keeping as many of these trees as I can over my lifetime and hope to bequeath this magnificent property to my heirs. These trees house a lot of birds and squirrels, provide shade, provide flood runoff protection, soak up lots of carbon dioxide, are home to some bugs and bats, provide perching access to hawks and doves, etc. Because of "Global Warming," now also called "Climate Change," my trees are an extremely valuable asset to the world.

Now, you need my trees to protect your world that is collapsing (no doubt) from over-development and the dastardly carbon dioxide that is (no doubt) going to kill you and your heirs. In fact, I can convince you of this idea by circulating such information to the public schools and through the media. I will bribe scientists with government money to support my idea. So you will be convinced that you need me to keep these trees. I intend to protect these trees. You can't live without me. I'm now really important to you.

This is the bargain: You, the citizens of Gastonia, pay me to keep these trees. I'll be establishing a payment plan based on your guilty lifestyle, i.e."carbon footprint." I might even set myself up as a non-profit if necessary (a la the Lands Conservancy groups), but for now I am planning to make profits. I'll call your payments "carbon credits." You get a tax deduction for paying me to keep the trees. I get a subsidy from the complicit politicians to maintain the trees. So I get to make money from you
and the government. I'll be so rich that I will never have to go on the public dole, so your benefit is doubled as well. It's a win win for everybody, right? I get rich and you get to live.

Furthermore, I plan on expanding my business as my profits grow. With my profits I will buy more land with trees in other areas of the city, county, state, and across the nation, even the world. And, because marketing is imperative, I will use the profits to make a movie about how you will die if you don't support my business. You'll be quaking in your shoes with worry over how you can't live without me. I'll be known as the hero of trees. I'll get a Nobel Peace Prize and an Oscar for my movie. And, the whole time, you can pat yourself on the back for supporting such a noble cause.

So there it is. My new business is announced. I should really copyright or patent this idea, lest some conniving schemer in our midst decides to steal my idea.

Uh oh...stop the presses. I'm a day late and a dollar short with this business plan. Imagine that. My great idea has been in place already for years by one of the greatest con artists who ever lived. Guess I'll have to go back to the drawing boards and think of some other business to pursue. Thanks for your time and kind attention.