Losing A Culture

A culture is not something that automatically passes intact and fully functioning from generation to generation. The ethics, morals, principles, ideas, themes, mores and all other critically important aspects of a culture must be taught and demonstrated to each new generation.

There are ideas—some of which are unique to America—which have made this country great, and which have also invoked tremendous antipathy, resentment, jealousy and outright hatred among many different countries, groups, religions, and ideologies because of the success Americans have achieved by putting such ideas to work on a daily basis.

American ideas like self-determining selfhood, personal responsibility, love of country, a strong work ethic, a willingness to make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain, a love of competition, righteous anger in the face of inequity and barbarism, and a dynamic ethical and moral belief that encompasses the greatest insights of human thought.

Such incredibly valuable ideas are not inherent or innate within the human mind. We are not born civilized nor conscious. We must be taught those values. We must learn.

Humans are born as beasts and must acquire the knowledge necessary to overcome that bestiality. Young humans must be taught how to become truly conscious people. The things that permit that (e.g., compassion, honesty, loyalty, respect, honor, et cetera) must be carefully and faithfully transmitted from generation to generation.

It is possible–indeed, one could argue it is happening now–that if the modes of such transmission (e.g., education, politics, entertainment, news dissemination and such) are subjugated to the will of a perspective that is not American in origin, then over the course of time American culture can, and will be, slowly lost.

The current population of young adults–the next generation of Americans–is losing its connection to those distinctly American values that helped make this country an example of what humanity, working in a spirit of harmony and cooperation, could achieve.

A primary example is a complete disconnect from the intent and meaning of the Declaration of Independence, which was the loud and raucous cry of the human spirit seeking freedom from the oppressive yoke of despotic, tyrannical, centralized planning and unfeeling bureaucratic control.

Let’s make a brief examination of just a few of the most important concepts in the Declaration and how we desperately need to embrace and understand what that means if we hope to salvage what is rapidly wrecking our Republic.

There are many people who will tell you that what was written in 1776 has no relevance for us in the year 2015. To hold such an opinion is to negate and obviate every bit of human wisdom hard fought and gained over thousands of years. It matters not what your individual belief structure is in terms of religion or philosophy, because ancient wisdom reflects manifest and obvious truth.

Are the Indic vedas, Buddhist thought, Talmudic formulations, Christic teachings, Quranic admonitions, Platonic or Socratic musings, Confucian advice any less useful because they originate in the distant past? It would be the height of arrogance and foolishness to assume that no human in the past ever achieved a similar state of conscious awareness as someone currently alive.

Let’s look at just one small sentence—an absolutely vital part–of the Declaration of Independence.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The first thing that strikes me is the phrase “these truths” and I say this because there are many, many, people today who do not believe in truth. Certainly not absolute truth. They see truth as something to be molded, utterly flexible, ever-changing, subject to the whims and vagaries of whatever the ruling elite decide constitutes the truth. Situational ethics. To such people, it doesn’t make any difference what you say or do. Either something works (it lets you succeed) or it doesn’t. Truth is not relevant and certainly not important—only results matter, without regard for the kind of ethics or morality that absolute truth demands.

Truth is not relative. It is not situational. It is not flexible. There are truths—as we read further in the Declaration—that are “self-evident.” Now we really need to pause and take stock of what this critical concept embodies, for it is essential to our understanding of the whole.

The key here is obviously awareness and consciousness. Nothing is “self-evident” unless you are intelligent, awake, aware, and conscious enough to even possess a Self. To overcome the beast and become human. When you do possess such a Self, then it is obvious that there are—indeed—some truths which stand out.

They are, indeed, self-evident.

All men—all humans—are created equal. What we are taught, learn, experience, and discover as infants, children, adolescents and young adults ripples through our mature lives and is reflected in what we become. Over time, what we achieve may be different, and the skills and talents we exhibit will be different, but in the very beginning the equality that the Declaration is concerned with concerns Rights.

At birth, you see, all humans are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.” That is the basic equality. Of course, some individuals are born into good circumstances and some into bad—but those are human-created scenarios and ever-changing variables. The Declaration is concerned with absolutes. Such a significant statement about Rights requires some serious consideration.

Let’s start with the word “endowed.”

It means that you are provided with or have been given a quality, ability, or asset. One could argue rather convincingly that the genetic traits (internal and external) that you are born with constitute your natural endowment. According to the Declaration, this endowment flows from the “Creator.”

Ostensibly many folks immediately jump to the notion this means God or some external Supreme Being. Yet this misses a bit of the meaning here because every human being, past and present, is a created being, brought into existence by the unification of XY genetic factors. This is true whether this is handled the traditional way through the intimate relations of a man and a woman, or some odd new way engendered by technological “innovation” that fertilizes an egg in a machined environment. Either way, life is created and there is a Creator. Life has been created, no matter the methodology, and such life has “certain unalienable rights.”

There are three big ideas going on from this point forward.

“Certain” is one of them. Not all rights are being addressed here, as some of those stem direct from the social structure humans choose to live in. They are granted, earned, or made available and—as such—are not necessarily similar to unalienable (inalienable) rights, which are rights that are absolute, innate and should never be taken away from the individual.

Among these Rights, which implies there are others, the following are the most important: “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Once a life is created, it has a right to life. It is now a created being–whose potential is both unknown and unlimited. Barring medical, ethical, or valid legal reasons, a created life has a right to experience life.

Beyond the idea of the “right to life” is the simple idea that all living humans have a right to continue to live once they have an existence. That is to say, the other person’s right to life is inviolate unless they seek to negate your right to life. Defending one’s self is understandable.

Still, it’s difficult to embrace the sanctity of human life unless you have liberty.

Without freedom, life is nothing but a prison. Sadly, many people fear freedom. They want to be told what to do, how to do it, and when to do it. Prison is preferable to the hard work of freedom. That’s because freedom is painful. It requires great effort. It demands sacrifice. Most people are unwilling to make the effort to either earn, deserve, or even preserve freedom. However, self-aware and conscious people fully grasp the true meaning of freedom (liberty) and its inextricable and sustaining link to life.

With life and liberty in hand (hopefully secured by a friendly government) one now has the ability to make a “pursuit of happiness.”

A difficult concept, to be sure.

To Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, happiness depends on the individual and what they believe, and how they act in their daily affairs. Happiness is living a virtuous life, and is little like the Buddhist middle way—avoid excesses and doing the right thing. However, the whole point is kind of moot because the fact is the Declaration does not really concern itself with the actual or specific meaning of Happiness, as ultimately it is a subjective state of being for each and every human. The Declaration is only saying one of those unalienable rights centers around the “pursuit” aspect.

With your life, that is to say, you have the liberty to choose the course of action (within the prescribed boundaries of acceptable conduct in a civilized society) to pursue happiness as you understand it. Such pursuit implies a dynamic and active participation—you must actually STRIVE to EARN your happiness. No one can pursue anything sitting on their ass, though the amount of money paid out in federal entitlements might suggest otherwise. It is sad that there are vast segments of our society that are told by their religious, political, and social leadership that it is pointless to work, pointless to strive for success, and pointless to strive for happiness because the system is stacked against them and they have no opportunities.

That is simply and absolutely not the case.

The “pursuit” of happiness is available for any American, but they must embrace that critically important sentence from the Declaration we have been discussing in order to achieve anything—by failing to endorse that distinctly American idea they are sounding the death knell to self-sustaining selfhood, personal responsibility, and any hope for the glorious vision elaborated by the Declaration that inspires humans to greatness.

A society of the people, by the people and for the people is fading away unless we revitalize what it means to be a real American and recapture the essence of our ancestors.

Don’t let our culture slip away. Don’t let the mindless hordes destroy our heritage. Don’t let barbarism become acceptable and endorsed by a society that has lost all respect for itself and others.

You must teach the children the truth. You must fight against ignorance and hypocrisy. You must rail against deception, fraud, and lies. You must stand up for what is right and true, or the great American dream will slide into an abyss of soulless bestiality from which it can never recover.

Don’t let that happen.

Hoping For A Change

You would think that the two main political parties in America could put aside their petty differences and squalid quarreling long enough to place the overall interests of the country to the forefront by seeking to find the best possible person to be the leader of this country, irrespective of the party to which such a person belongs.

You see – call me an idiot – but I think if a candidate is intelligent, honest, loyal, maintains the greatest ethical and moral standards and places the interests of the country first, then he or she would make a damn fine leader.

Apparently – absolutely – that isn’t how our current political parties work. They seem to focus on candidates who will be the least disruptive to the status quo. Supportive of candidates who will not really do anything different.

The current occupant of the Presidency promised hope and change. In truth, nothing much as changed. Monies from the Treasury still flow to the supporters of those in power (whichever party that happens to be). We continue to have inane economic policies, poorly thought out foreign policies and cannot seem to accomplish anything without a massive growth in federal rules and regulations.

In short – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

And that suits both political parties just fine, as they are heavily invested in this sort of bland conformity and obedience to a system that permits all the legislators to inordinately benefit financially from their positions as elected officials. Oh, and there are immense benefits to private industry, assuming they express their support in terms of dollars and sense donations to the status quo candidate. Mostly non-sense.

The Will of the People – to most of those officials – is a silly phrase that they only trot out during re-election campaigns and otherwise relegate to the dusty closet of archaic slogans, along with other apparently useless baggage such as that pesky Constitution and needlessly explicit Bill of Rights.

Not long ago the media got riled up because one of the people who was involved in the formation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) said that legislators were relying on the stupidity of the American public to get the legislation passed.

In point of actual fact, every activity that emanates from Washington D.C. relies on this salient truth, and many activities are undertaken to make sure this situation remains that way – after all, an Elitist Government (if it is to remain in power) requires stupid people and abhors intelligence.

We are constantly seeing information conveyed to us from the media – left, right, and center – about how incompetent our leadership has become. Sadly, it may not matter to the vast masses, who have been so corrupted by public policy over the last half-century that they lack the cognitive ability to focus long enough to sustain an objective interest.

When Hillary Clinton cries out “What difference does it make?” she is fundamentally correct and oddly accurate. The majority – and I do mean a large majority – of Americans really only care about easy access to their digital amusements, maintaining their buzz level, the designer of the latest celebrity’s dress and when the check arrives in the mail or gets auto-deposited in the bank. This is true whether they are gainfully employed or not.

We have cultivated stupidity. We have nurtured it. We have lowered academic standards to the point that achievement is a joke. We teach people what to think, and not how to think. We produce entertainment designed for the lowest and crudest of tastes, and much of our society is predicated on barbarism.

And then we act surprised when things start falling apart. We are shocked at the chaos and entropy surrounding us. Perhaps all we need is electrolytes.

The alarm has sounded. This should be obvious to anyone who makes a concerted effort to follow both domestic and foreign developments. The world, quite frankly, is swirling around the toilet bowl, about to be flushed into oblivion.

The vast majority of Americans have – unfortunately – hit the snooze button. We’ll worry about the nasty alarm later. Right now it’s more important to sleep.

Except, they get up to assume their daily affairs and the snooze button is still active.

The idea of zombies is so effective right now in the entertainment industry because we have become a nation of zombies.

Unfeeling, unthinking, unbelieving, unloved and undead.

I really hope I’m wrong. I really hope that there is a majority of people who were never involved in politics before because they figured that anyone who got elected would do a good job of putting America first – but now this majority is truly waking up and realizing there is more to leadership than simply winning an election.

More to an election than simply getting lucrative contracts for your supporters. More to an election than raiding the Treasury and distributing money to “your side” while punishing the “other side.” More to an election than not wanting to rock the boat so you can keep your cozy office.

The human idea of self-determining success made possible in an ethical and moral environment accomplished through freedom of action is in jeopardy. Government “…of the people, by the people, for the people…” may perish form the earth if the Elitists (from whatever political orientation you choose) get their way.

Don’t let that happen. Find the great humans – regardless of political party – and let them represent us. They will lead to the extent we follow. No more and no less. It can be a fantastic journey, or a trip through hell.

The choice – at least for now – is yours.

–E

A New World Rises

I am going to tell you about a world that many sly yet foolish people want to build for human society – and if you think about this and look closely at what is happening now in our society, you can see that what I am saying is true.

And is unfolding right before our unseeing eyes.

Let’s look briefly into that possible future – a dark and disturbing future if we let current events continue unchecked by conscious human reflection.

Unless we awake soon, here is the future I fear…

Soon, there will be little need for human teachers and schools as we now know them.

They will both be replaced by self-paced interactive software piped directly through to the household. Such software permits the student to move at the pace of their own learning. As fast — or slow — as they desire. Content will continually be scaled up or down in complexity as needed. Quizzes, tests, writing assignments and such will be stored, tracked, reviewed, and analyzed to provide the proper feedback to the student.

The State – of course — maintains all this in a centralized location. Much easier to administer that way. No duplication of effort. Monitoring and tracking is flawless. Information can be controlled.

Human teachers (few in number) will become modulators, technocrats, monitoring stations — the actual teaching will be handled almost entirely by the machines. Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs (even if limited in scope) will answer most student queries. Think automated FAQ.

There will not be physical locations called schools, only audio-video feeds that link households to a centralized cloud-based learning area from which the “teacher” can handle technical issues or questions as they arise. Holographic images will assist the process.

Think chat line or video messaging to get the picture on this. Tech support.

The State-approved software will — based on your interests, proclivities, and aptitudes — make suggestions about groups and clubs the student should be involved in. It will show you meeting times and places for these events. Your attendance at such events (most of which would be in virtual reality) would be required. Actual human contact social events would be very limited and highly controlled events carefully orchestrated by the “school.”

Physical sports will gradually be replaced by computerized gaming events — you may still participate in sport if you wish, but it will be from the comfort of your digitized world. Even multi-participant sports like baseball will be digital and you will play with specialized digital headgear and clothing to simulate catching, throwing, and batting. This will be true of all traditional sports.

No one will be interested in watching actual physical sporting events or violent action since you can have competitive events and even horrific violence in the digital world without risk of injury or death. Any actual real-world events involving living people must — of necessity — be extremely violent and creative to attract viewers. They will be frowned upon by the authorities, but permitted on a very limited basis by properly bribed officials — in underground areas and usually for the an affluent audience.

As members of this future society, you will rarely leave your household. Ultra high-resolution video and audio communications are persistent and instantaneous for whomever you wish to talk to — bankers, doctors, lawyers, plumbers. However, you will rarely need to converse with an actual human, as extensive knowledge bases and interactive artificial intelligence programs will be able to answer almost all inquiries.

In addition, every device in your household is “smart” in the sense that it has embedded digital chips that external service companies can monitor and repair remotely.

Speaking with an actual human would be costly and considered extravagant.

Besides that fact, no personal forms of transportation will exist. It will all be mass transit. Freedom and mobility must be controlled to assure the State holds sway in all areas.

Food is available in dense, nutrition-rich, cubes or packets which can be converted into a variety of formats, but the necessity for going to the grocery store, buying the food, storing the food, prepping the food, and the actual “pleasure” of eating is eliminated.

Eating is simply proper maintenance feeding accomplished by ingesting the right blend of minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. Body scans adjust the level of these ingredients for optimal health. Actual real-world restaurants will still survive, but the cost of such a meal will be ridiculously high and available only for the affluent.

Money is handled very differently in the future. There are really no jobs, per se. There are jobs, yes – but they are a privilege afforded only to the very intelligent. Every human being, upon their birth, is provided an account which contains a specific amount of funding. At age 18 you “come into your account.”

If the State-controlled computer “school” you have been involved in since childhood has assessed you as highly intelligent, you will be offered a “job” which does provide additional funds for your account.

If — on the other hand — you have been deemed as average or below average, you can chose to live out your days drawing funds from your account and playing computer games. These people must still purchase food, housing, and medical care (all controlled by the State) so the funds always end up back with the State (and the State’s crony business partners) anyway.

This assures that only competent and intelligent people actually “work” within the system to maintain and keep it functioning.

Entertainment will be rather barbaric since the highly intelligent people are generally creative in nature and can entertain themselves, or each other. The average and below average – however – must be kept amused and digital content will be primarily physical in nature with excessive sex and violence – all of which is digitized and not real.

Quasi-robotic mimics of humans will serve as sexual surrogates and will be almost anatomically indistinguishable from real humans.

Birth control has always been a problem in society. You really do not want the stupid people to over-populate. Therefore, based on the results from “school,” you are either treated genetically over time (without your knowledge, of course) to render you sterile, or you are permitted to breed. Highly intelligent people have no limitations on offspring, although extremely talented children are usually taken and raised by the State.

Genetic testing is constantly being done to monitor the DNA structures of the populace to ensure no mutations or genetic bombs are introduced by other competing societies.

As for drugs and alcohol – over time the choices for these will be narrowed and narrowed until there is no need for thousands of different options. Freely available mind-altering drugs will be dispensed direct to the household for those that so desire. The same is true to alcoholic drinks – though fermentation processes will give way to liquid drinks which target specific neurotransmitters to achieve the same – though far more heightened – effect.

Actual alcoholic drinks will only be available to the very affluent.

There will be no black market sales of food, goods, or services because the penalty for such activity is death. Cameras are everywhere, monitoring is intense, prosecution is assured, and sentencing is guaranteed. There is very little activity in this realm, and only conducted by a few super intelligent people who have freely chosen to opt out of the main system. These individuals are known to the State anyway – there is no privacy in the future – but tolerated because they often supply such black market goods and services to State officials.

The knowledge of this weakness in people is often useful to the State as leverage to get things accomplished within the government.

Speaking of the government. There is a ruling class which has zealously guarded its genetic heritage and advanced intelligence for many years. They control the infrastructure because they control the technology which runs everything – there are no private companies – only State-owned entities. As long as the vast majority of people have food, water, shelter, health care, drugs, and are entertained, they could care less who was in charge. So, the ruling elite is careful to make sure this is the way society is structured.

Of course, all funds expended by the vast majority of people flows back to the State and the ruling class is the State.

There is very little crime. There simply is no need to commit crimes since everything you need in life is freely provided for you. Rare and isolated events do happen, but due to the constant audio-video monitoring, the actor or perpetrator is always found and punished. Jails and prisons are – in truth – simply an extension of the average society household, except your living space is much, much, smaller and has constraints (electromagnetic shock fields).

Most inmates are kept drugged anyway.

There is little gun violence. Over time the necessary materials to create firearms and ammunition have been gradually removed from the general populace. Relics still exist, of course, but ammunition is impossible to find or make. Without a State license, though, possession of such a relic is a federal crime.

It doesn’t matter, really, because the newer and far superior weapons are in the hands of the State-controlled military and local police. These weapons operate on different principles than traditional gunpowder-based systems. The weapons are specifically encoded (DNA) for operation by only certain individuals and are useless by others. Possession of unlicensed weapon technology is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.

In truth, possession of any technology not approved by the State for use by the general populace is punishable by either indeterminate detention or death without trial.

The family structure will be intact, but relationships are handled very differently. As I mentioned before, part of every person’s life is their schooling via home-based digital delivery. Analysis of individual progress over time (to determine such things as intelligence, drive, ambition, interests, and cognitive ability) is coupled with genetic analysis (every citizen’s DNA is in a repository controlled by the State).

You are then matched up with a life partner. This may be male or female, depending upon the results of the State-controlled analysis of your schooling – and their decision about whether you are permitted to breed or not.

Religion is, of course, not tolerated at all. It persists, hidden from public view, but mostly in areas far removed from the gigantic and sprawling urban areas that encompass most of the population. Being caught with religions relics, artifacts, or disseminating religious views is punishable by detention or death – neither determined by judge or jury.

There’s more – but I’m too depressed to write any more. Hopefully this “brave new world” will never happen – but surely you can see it leering at us from the future. Surely you can see the seeds for this horrible scenario being planted by the policies of today.

Freedom is never free. Wake up now.

–E

The Middle is the Riddle

Depending on whatever critically important story-of-the-moment is running from whichever “reasonable” news outlet or network — relayed with cheerful and effervescent professionalism by carefully quaffed and coifed humans — I either find myself infuriated, amused, bemused, saddened, or horrified.

Truth be told – mostly I am just vexitated. Equal parts vexed and irritated.

It seems like we – the general public, the hoi polloi, the unwashed masses, the proletariat, the rank and file, the slavish minions – are subject to widely differing viewpoints from the Left and Right that (upon alert curious scrutiny) are discovered to be but one and the same message, artfully and deliberately disguised to keep us fat and happy.

We are subject to outlier extremism at both ends of the political spectrum – Left and Right – but this is nothing but outright deception, and it reminds me of the expression of “playing both ends against the middle.”

The middle in question being the middle class – the centrist, common sense, regular and normal American who acknowledges the validity of many divergent political views – and it is being deceived, exploited, and conned by a Left and Right that only views the middle class as a source of revenue, either in the form of taxes, donations, consumer expenditures or expanding debt.

We are just accounts to be drained.

Look around at what is being shown on any digital news outlet – no one can convey the truth to you because we have lost the thread that leads us to the truth. We are lost in the woods, and our breadcrumb trail is gone. The Wicked Witch of State is about to eat us alive, trying to tempt us into feeling at ease with candy, candy, candy while she monitors the temperature and prepares the stove.

Don’t eat the candy. Don’t drink the cool-aid. Red pill, or blue pill?

Don’t trust anyone simply because they say “I am Left,” or “I am Right.” Listen to the message. Examine the content. Discern the truth for yourselves. So often we are subject to supposedly learned men and women parading around their academic credentials as though that is the ultimate confirmation of truth. Or, equally disheartening, we are presented with celebrities whose ability to sing, dance, play a musical instrument, or parrot lines of text somehow qualifies them to convey truth and reliability that we must accept with unquestioned alacrity.

The final insult comes when our elected officials are held up as some sort of irrefutable symbol of authority and knowledge, and any criticism of them is either racist, a sign of intrinsic ignorance, or a symptom of some kind of anti-social mental illness.

Do not be daunted or intimidated by what others say or do – think for your Self and act on the basis of the greatest ethical and moral beliefs we have as human beings.

Question all forms of thought which seek to instruct you on what to think instead of how to think. Question all forms of authority that demand your unquestioned allegiance simply because they are from the State, and you are not. Question any system of thought that requires the complete submission of your Will and self-determining being. Question those who want only to speak at you and never listen to you.

Question ignorance and barbarism in all its clever forms.

I wish you the best in your search for the truth – always remembering that you cannot fight fire with fire. Unless your fire is much, much, bigger – and burns brightly within you.

–E

The Evangelical Nature of the Left

I was comfortably ensconced in the john, loo, crapper this morning ruminating, as it were, on the often seamy world of politics — it seemed a very hospitable and appropriate environment indeed for such a necessary and worthy mentation.

I was pondering the wave of European “discoveries” that swept across North, Central, and South America starting in the 15th century and moving forward in time.

What we had, basically, was a technologically advanced culture (e.g., Spain, France, Portugal) encountering a less advanced (militarily, at least) culture (e.g., Inca, Mayan, Aztec).

The more advanced culture believed it held the moral and ethical high ground because it felt that the beliefs (social, political, religious) it held were superior, and, therefore, it could utilize whatever steps were necessary to get the less advanced culture to hopefully “see” the truth and convert or change their ways.

There were, of course, two schools of thought behind this process.

First, there were those who genuinely believed that Christianity and a European style of living had to be brought to the heathens; not only as a means of bringing them to God, but also as a means of pacifying them — after all, it’s hard to revolt and fight your masters when you surrender your will to the Church (or State) — especially if you are led by shepherds, religious clerics, or bureaucratic government clerks.

Second, there were those who sought only the resources occupied by the less advanced culture. Whether the indigenous peoples were converted in their beliefs was of little concern, though if they did convert, it would certainly make getting access to the resources much simpler.

So what do we have happening with our Liberal-Marxist-Socialist invaders today, in this country?

They represent a mindset which is not American, but is imported from Europe, home to Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and the ilk.

The Liberal-Marxist-Socialists are fanatics, full of zeal, utterly convinced of the absolute truth of their positions – be it redistribution of wealth, global warming, or universal healthcare. They seek to dominate the existing beliefs of the current occupants of this country and “convert” them – or destroy those who will not convert.

These are the zealots in the trenches, the missionaries in the field, if you will, and they are used by the people behind the scenes to do the dirty work.

But the hardcore Liberal-Marxist-Socialists behind the scenes, like the monarchies in Spain and France in the 15th century, really only care for what can be put into the Treasury — what are the resources that can be taken from the indigenous population and transferred into Liberal-Marxist-Socialist hands – in truth, they don’t care for politics, ideology, or religion – it is all about the money.

Thus we have massive regulation, ill-conceived stimulus plans, bloated loan programs, et cetera – all designed to take resources from the heathen (conservative) natives and distribute it to the “true believers” – the Liberal-Marxist-Socialists who just happen to be in those sorts of businesses that benefit from such action.

Funny how that works.

We worry and fret about the fanatics that sit at the dark heart of terrorism, be it of Islamic origin or otherwise – but we rarely think of the blind zeal with which the Liberal-Marxist-Socialist attempts to change the minds of those who disagree with them – they are so completely convinced of the truth of their own position that they will do whatever it takes to succeed.

Adolf Hitler phrased it this way — and Liberal-Marxist-Socialists embrace this belief –

Only in the struggle between two philosophies can the weapon of brutal force, persistently and ruthlessly applied, lead to a decision for the side it supports.

Another chilling statement from Hitler also supported by Liberal-Marxist-Socialists —

Where the destiny and existence of a people are at stake, all obligation to beauty cease.

Where is says “people” in the sentence above, simply substitute “Liberal-Marxist-Socialist” and you get the picture.

America was the culmination of the need for people to rise above the tyranny of this kind of mindset – our founders wanted to create a place where everyone could believe as they wanted. A place where hard work, self-reliance, and personal responsibility in an environment of high moral and ethical standards would lead to a sustained system of living.

And it did, until the infestation of the Liberal-Marxist-Socialist-Elitist mindset again rose up – and once more it must be crushed and pushed back into the outer darkness.

We are in the midst of a great battle for the hearts and minds of our country, for our children, for our future – it is a struggle between those who think they know the truth and wish to impose that on everyone, and those who believe everyone can, and should, think for themselves.

Take this threat serious, because I assure you the Liberal-Marxist-Socialists do – and you cannot reason with, negotiate, nor reach any kind of agreement with such people – they are convinced they are right and you are utterly wrong, and since logic does not apply, they must be defeated and driven out of power.

That’s the way I see it.

–E

What’s Old Is Knew Again

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Think about the world you live in as you read these words.     –E

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Excerpt from The Communist Manifesto — by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, 1848

We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy.

The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by degree, all capital from the bourgeoisie, to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state, i.e., of the proletariat organized as the ruling class; and to increase the total productive forces as rapidly as possible.

Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property, and on the conditions of bourgeois production; by means of measures, therefore, which appear economically insufficient and untenable, but which, in the course of the movement, outstrip themselves, necessitate further inroads upon the old social order, and are unavoidable as a means of entirely revolutionizing the mode of production.

These measures will, of course, be different in different countries. Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.

  • Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
  • A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
  • Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
  • Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
  • Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
  • Centralization of the means of communication and transport in he hands of the state.
  • Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
  • Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
  • Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
  • Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children’s factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc.

When, in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another. If the proletariat during its contest with the bourgeoisie is compelled, by the force of circumstances, to organize itself as a class; if, by means of a revolution, it makes itself the ruling class, and, as such, sweeps away by force the old conditions of production, then it will, along with these conditions, have swept away the conditions for the existence of class antagonisms and of classes generally, and will thereby have abolished its own supremacy as a class.

Are you still sleeping?

–E

Playing the Percentages

50%+ of those individuals who comprise American society pay little or no taxes and are almost totally reliant upon the government for the basic necessities of life by receiving some form(s) of federal aid.

These are facts produced and provided by the federal government itself.

We can be drawn to several different conclusions about this situation.

One possible option is that those who control government believe that certain human beings do not have the cognitive skills and abilities necessary to survive in a modern, technological, age and, therefore, must be cared for; like a shepherd tends a flock. The Bell Curve — they believe — is static, not dynamic. Most people will never be successful. You are fated to your level of intelligence – or lack thereof. Like bad luck and cancer, according to the experts…

Another possible option could be that the government — particularly the governing power — believes that it can maintain its grip on that power by simply placating these people, much like the ancient Romans did in providing tribute to the barbarians in an effort to stave off invasion, anarchy, and chaos. The 50%+ are then docile and under control.

Another possibility is that the leadership  (e.g., religious, political, racial, ethnic, or cultural) of the 50%+ constantly informs the 50%+ that they have no hope of improvement, no pathway to success, no opportunities to succeed and — given this mindset — the 50%+ simply settles back to be looked after, devoid of all hope. They mindlessly spend their government money (usually with businesses aligned with the ruling elite) and they will vote — always for the status quo championed by the ruling elite.

The Bell Curve — another school of thought believes — is dynamic, not static, and anyone within the 50%+ can improve themselves and succeed in life – if they try. If they can muster the necessary will in the face of the constant propaganda from their own leaders.

A final possibility is that certain people have recognized the intrinsic weakness of any Democracy – which is that the majority does indeed rule (especially if you deliberately ignore the fact America is supposed to be a Republic). If you cleverly manipulate the people by creating dependencies, division, envy, and strife, you can direct the ire of the 50%+ toward those who have achieved hard-earned success in the society. “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs” sounds so compassionate, so caring, so progressive — and yet it is simply Communism.

In the scenario outlined above, there are political interests intent only on power, and they will gradually attempt to push that 50%+ figure up to 60% and above. A relentless voting majority that cannot be overcome. You then have – much like a cancer — succeeded in overwhelming the host. State control. The Collective. The Hive. The Commune. Mediocrity. More takers than producers. Chaos.

Finally — there are those who tend to think that every person who is in business is evil. People who think this have allowed the corporate greed of an evil few to taint the decent many. The unrestrained pursuit of profit without morality and ethics is evil. Enlightened capitalism, conducted within the boundaries set by morality and ethics, can achieve great things — but only if the dream of such great things is not vilified by those who seek only to manipulate and control the 50%+ to their advantage.

Profit is not evil — but improper pathways to reach it are.

You have to decide which of these situations is true – and in which percentage you find yourself.

The most important thing, however, is for you to decide what you think your government actually believes. Their actions will speak volumes — pay attention.

–E

I Find It Amusing…

There is so much hypocrisy and deliberately fallacious news in the world these days that even a discerning individual is given pause in the quest for truth. Indeed, one would even be hard-pressed to come to solid conclusions about what constitutes truth.

And where to look for it — or recognize it when you see it.

In the quest for that truth, however, there are some disruptive and discordant ideas which deserve careful scrutiny. As you try to untangle the chaotic mess and distinguish — among the morass of lies and falsehoods — some glimmering of truth, you need to keep an open mind, a sense of humor, and a willing heart.

Good luck with that.

For instance (speaking of disruptive and discordant ideas), many people point to the plight of the poor polar bears in a world increasingly afflicted with supposedly human-made global warming. I won’t attempt, within the confines of this short space, to even address the inconclusive issue of global warming.

Instead, let’s talk polar bears.

One of the most violent and disagreeable creatures on the planet. A true killer. Polar bears are one of the few creatures on earth that will track and seek to kill – then consume – human beings. Even a Great White shark will spit you out after an erroneous attack.

The polar bear regards you as legitimate chow. If you meet one, you better hope it just ate.

Moving on – I am amused by people violently opposed to tobacco and related products, but who vigorously espouse and support the legalization of marijuana. Don’t be a hypocrite – either support both or support none. No token tokes – make it real.

I find it amusing that the same people that eschew gun violence and loudly denounce gun ownership make billions of dollars making movies, television shows, and books with nothing in them but mindless gun violence — closely followed by needless mayhem and wanton destruction.

Hey, I think I saw a band with that name in concert a few years back.

I find it amusing (in a sad and disappointing way) that many people make significant amounts of money telling us we are all racists — yet their message is one of hate and revenge. Read “It is Not About Racism,” for more on this.

Hmm — I also find it amusing that there are many people who (in public speeches) state that all humans are equal, but then would seek to redistribute wealth and resources because (in their private thoughts) they believe certain segments of the population are genetically inferior. You would think – if we are all equal – then a society would simply establish an economic system where opportunities are available for all people. The ones that apply themselves and work hard will succeed, and the lazy ones won’t. The former would be rewarded by what they earn, and the latter would not.

Amusing that is not really how it works, though…

I find it amusing that governments talk about the need to foster economies that create private sector jobs, and then do nothing but hire more public sector government workers. Workers that in many instances produce nothing for the marketplace, are almost immune from dismissal due to union agreements, and almost always overlap other positions within the bureaucratic hierarchy. No criticism, just facts. Hey, let’s be more like France — what could possibly go wrong with that brilliant idea?

I find it amusing that everyone wants to find a job, but no one wants to work. Everyone wants an awesome salary, fantastic benefits and incredible perks, but they are generally unwilling to earn it over time – they expect (demand) it now. And feel entitled to it simply because they exist. The concept of sacrifice has vanished. Competition and achievement are unfair because there are just too many losers.

I find it amusing that certain people (The Ruling Elite) do not believe in evolutionary forces. That is to say, where creatures that fit best thrive, we succeed in niches, and all that. These Elitists who do not believe in such evolution want the human mind to consciously rule and direct evolution. Handled properly it seems like a good idea. However — due to the Elitist’s innate superiority (puke), it will be their own minds that direct that evolution. In essence, we are back to square one because narrow-mined control from a handful of allegedly intelligent humans is not much different from zero control.

Here’s an idea — how about instead we rely on self-determined control using the highest moral and ethical guidelines as standards of conduct.

There are additional problems. A well-intentioned Leftist Elite will also try desperately to impact the lives of everyone in ways the Elite think is best — without really thinking through the ramifications. For instance, they will push for a society that extends the lives of people through better nutrition and medicine; uses technology to keep people alive much longer than they ordinarily would have; and then the Elite turn right around to utilize computers, automation, robotics, and technology to displace massive numbers of humans in the workforce. The evolutionary net result is insufficient resources available to maintain the society because there are now too many unproductive people living longer while draining resources without providing anything useful back to the society. Funny how evolution works… directed or not.

I find it amusing that certain groups in our society think everyone should have a college degree. However, in order to accomplish this, entrance standards at colleges and universities are lowered, every curriculum is simplified, instruction is softened, and grading is modified. The net result is a parade of idiots with diplomas that no one in the private sector will hire. Fortunately, they can find employment with the government.

Okay – I apologize.

I am being way too harsh with the government. There are many fine people working there doing awesome work. I get that. They are patriots in the truest sense of the word. However, even a cursory glance at the size and scope of government has to make you stop and think – do we really need so many people running around creating needless rules, regulations, and laws? I mean – regardless of whether they are Liberal or Conservative, Democrat or Republican — no one seems to be able to balance a budget, reduce fraud and corruption, or get a handle on spending.

And they apparently believe human beings are incapable of self-control.

The implication – if you really think about it – is that humans should not have free will because we are incapable of handling it. We need to be controlled, directed, tended after like herd animals.

And the State should do it. The State loves you.

It would be amusing if it wasn’t so sad.

One last thing. There are many, many, people – found at every level of our society – who think freedom is too painful and must be curtailed. These people think freedom must be limited in order to protect, safeguard, and make people feel less pain in their lives.

You know the new drill – do not keep score in athletic contests, no longer offer prizes for first or second place, but only for participation; take away all forms of self-protection; make financial payments to people who consciously choose not to sacrifice and work; seek to eliminate and control every dangerous behavior– especially those that require free will and self-control for an individual to handle themselves. You know, don;t attempt anything without government supervision, because the State loves you and wants you to be safe.

Freedom IS painful. It hurts. It means we as a society must tolerate all the highs and lows of human behavior. It means we must take the good with the bad in order to enjoy a greater freedom as a society – even as we seek more free will and more self-control to help make sure freedom is maintained.

What you need is less pointless education about useless drivel and more exposure to topics like logic, rationality, ethics, morality, philosophy, and cognitive science.

Stop teaching people WHAT to think and start showing them HOW to think.

Anyway, that’s just my opinion — take it or leave it.

–E

A love-hate-hate relationship

I have a love-hate-hate relationship with technology.

They (the same nefarious bunch that always promises to build Utopia) told us that technology would make our lives easier. Better. More fulfilling. Simplify things.

What a crock of womanure (trying to be gender-sensitive here).

How about some examples? Glad you bloody asked. Let’s talk email.

Like a lot of people, I maintain a number of different email addresses. Some are for family, some are for team sports, some are for friends, some are for business, some are for quasi-anonymous blog communications, some are for Internet commerce, et cetera, et cetera. I won’t deny the utility and helpfulness of it all. However, lately it has become a huge pain in my gluteus maximus.

I mean, just dealing with my normal, regular and expected email is time consuming. Open it, read it, ponder it, usually respond and act on it. Tiring. And that’s just the stuff you want to read, that’s not counting the stuff you have to wade through and get rid of…

Let’s talk *SPAM* — no matter how elaborate I try to construct my filters and safeguards, I get inundated with a ceaseless stream of junk mail. If every piece of email that managed to sneak past my breastworks actually did what it said, I would have my mortgage paid off, be listed prominently in Who’s Who, be more incredible in the sack, be the proud owner of hundreds of stocks which quadrupled my money, own half of Nigeria, be living without pain of any kind, be thinner, have more energy and hair and whatever ad nauseum ad infinitum. Puke.

I spend WAY too much time highlighting and deleting crap emails. You can block the sender or domain but – guess what – the SPAMMERS rotate those more than the NSA changes passwords. Email addresses are like Chinese products – cheap and plentiful.

Oh, and here’s some more great news – companies want to ramp up automation and AI, which only means you’ll get more of this crap because it’s easier to generate from the sender’s end. Just set a few parameters and let the blasted machines churn and burn.

Enough with SPAM — let me rant on legitimate sites where you actually buy something useful. Now – hidden in the effing fine print, is the fact that by purchasing that “had to freaking have” item, you are automatically subscribed to the site’s newsletter. And, oh by the way, we also sell/give our subscriber lists to other companies with products we just know you’ll love {insert sincere smile here}. Sigh.

I do have a hateful admiration for some of these businesses – they have automated algorithms that are as utterly relentless as a Terminator cyborg. They will not stop until you buy something. Or you die and get removed from the list server.

Of course, you can unsubscribe. Just means they will send you MORE emails, hoping one of them will work. It’s not a shotgun approach, it’s frelling carpet bombing.

Then – even worse – there are hackers who send you things and WANT YOU to click the “unsubscribe” button, which unleashes gawd knows what evil script, key-logger program, or Trojan jackass to invade the sanctity of your system.

Don’t even get me started on Phishing and Scamming deals.

Fug – I’m headed to the Post Office to buy some damn stamps…

–E

P.S. Next post, we go off on text messages! Look for an e-alert. Hah.

The Royal Treatment

It amuses me that the same people who want to blame the social environment for every conceivable ill (e.g., low intelligence, lack of education, crime, poverty…) will slavishly worship any kind of old world aristocracy which shows up in the form of royalty to grace our America shores. The egalitarian socialists apparently are not sufficiently conscious enough to understand that being “royal” simply means one has given great attention to bloodlines.

That is to say – royals strictly control their genetic heritage.

These same egalitarian socialists want to tell you that “everyone is equal” and the only reason some are “more equal” in attaining financial success is because the successful business people either lied, cheated, or schemed their way to success by exploiting their fellow humans.

The egalitarian socialists claim this despite the fact that many of them are – in point of actual fact – themselves winners in the genetic lottery. They can sing well, are physically attractive, have excellent rote learning memories, can play musical instruments, are incredible tall or strong and so on and so on – all genetic traits. People who take nothing and build something are despised by egalitarian socialists.

The egalitarian socialists very much want you to believe that political affiliations and even sexual orientations are all tightly controlled by genetics.

And yet, shudder — when you suggest that intelligence is also genetic these egalitarian socialists will glare at you with furious intent. All humans are created equal, they will cry as they throw words at you – completely misunderstanding what that concept means in the context of America’s founding documents. And yet – in their nasty shrunken hearts – these egalitarian socialists do not actually believe people are equal – they know that inferior minds are commonplace and increasing in number. Look closely at the failed government policies of the egalitarian socialists (e.g., preschool education, free public education, easy-access college education, job training) and couple this rapidly rising welfare and public subsidy payments and you know throwing money at the “problem” is not actually addressing the problem.

You must first raise self-awareness. You must first have self-responsibility. You must first have an acceptance of high ethical and moral standards. You must first have an acknowledgment of the values of work, dedication, honesty, and sacrifice. The egalitarian socialists don’t really push these agendas very much – they are too busy making victims of everyone and raising money to fight the evil Capitalists. You know, while they take private jets and limos back to their posh houses, lounging in their designer clothing drinking fancy Champagne and laughing about the great joke.

All lives matter — they will say – but some lives matter more.

Then they will toast.

–E