Social Security Administration Targeting Young Children with Propaganda

“Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.” –Joseph Stalin

This is not satire, but directly from Social Security Administration:

Kids’ Place

Social Security helps people help themselves!

People work and give a little money to Social Security. When some people get so sick that they can’t work they get money from Social Security. When people get older and don’t work anymore, they can get money from Social Security. When people die, their family can get money from Social Security.

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Social Security Card

I was trying to get a drink of water, but I couldn’t reach the water in the bottom of the pitcher. I dropped stones in the pitcher to make the water rise to where I could drink it. It was a lot of slow work, but it was worth it in the end.

The Moral of the Story: Little by little does the trick. Social Security helps people to build for the future.

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When I saw an ant moving an ear of corn, I invited the ant to stop working so hard and relax with me. The ant said he had to keep working to store for the winter. When winter came all the ants shared the corn they stored and I had no food, so I was very hungry.

The Moral of the Story: We need to prepare for the future. Social Security helps you save for the future.

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Social Security is your piggy bank for the future. You save by making payments of part of your pay to Social Security as you work. Later when you can’t work Social Security will pay you Social Security checks.

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I am red, white & blue. You should have a card with your own special number, which will be the same number for life. Your parents could have gotten you a card when you were born. Ask your parents if they got you a card. If you do not have a card have your parents apply for one for you.

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The SSA has a lot of neat little sounds and other graphics to go along with this, but I’d prefer not to waste the bandwidth. Unlike the government, we have to live within our means and don’t wish to penalize our children for our actions.

They seemed to forget a few things, like telling the children they are verbally and fiscally sodomizing who actually has to pay the bill for such niceties. But they’re kids — they’ll bend over and take it as long as Uncle Sammy whispers to them that it’s a secret never to be shared with anyone.

I quoted Crispin Sartwell yesterday:

By comparison, the Republican position is clear, consistent, principled, honest. It would be altogether admirable if it weren’t absolutely abominable.

Considering that the SSA site is directly under the control of Republicans, they get 100% of the hit on this. And it makes me sick to my stomach. Props.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. “When I saw an ant moving an ear of corn, I invited the ant to stop working so hard and relax with me. The ant said he had to keep working to store for the winter. When winter came all the ants shared the corn they stored and I had no food, so I was very hungry.”

    Moral of the story: Social security steals money from the ant and redistributes it to the lazy grasshopper. The ants end up looking down on the grasshoppers, leading to social divides and classicism.

  2. SG – I love your writings, and I wish I had time. So,
    is there a RSS Feed yet just for the ULTRA IMPORTANT
    ELITE INFo for the LP somewhere. And, I have to advise
    you to stay away from those radicals over there at
    FreeTalk Live – The Free State Project People. If NH
    is as ‘FREE’ as they say, Im not sure I want to go.

    Just my 2 cents,

    I ask you this: If you are driving on a road and see the road washed out up ahead or a bridge out, what would you do? Would you keep driving until you too, are washed away? Or would you pull over and WARN OTHERS about the impending disaster ahead, saving lives. Believe it or not, *YOU* too, are ON THAT ROAD right now. I’m the guy over there on the shoulder, waving a flashlight trying to get your attention to slow down and see what’s ahead.

  3. I didn’t know you lived in/near Scottsdale. I’ll be in Phoenix for the LPSLA conference the end of January. We ought to hook up some time.

  4. Ahhh yes, educated the children… repeal child labor laws… start them out younger… that is the solution to the ever increasing retirement drain…

    And after the middle-class jobs are all shipped out of the country… when the lower class has to contend with out-placed middle-class workers…

    Who will pay for the aged and their care then!? What will this amount to? What will the people do? Who cares?

  5. We ought to hook up some time.

    I knew you looked awfully comfortable holding that sign!

    Sure… we’ll have to “hook up”…. ;-)

    *LPSLA I can’t seem to find any useful information on this?

  6. Libertarian Party State Leadership Association hosts the annual State Chairs’ Conference. Link.

    The party on Friday night should be pretty good — they generally are (the ones I remember,anyway).

  7. Stephen:
    I’m in the Phoenix (area) as well. Drop me a line as a reminder when you’ll be in town.