CONGRATULATIONS, WE MADE IT! $20,000,000,000,000 DEBT

September 15, 2017

The national debt has finally reached the point of abject irresponsibility. The unpaid debt accumulated in the past decade exceeds that accrued over the 220 years between the Constitutional Convention and 2007. According to the U.S.Treasury <link> the total recorded debt on September 30, 2007 was $9,007,653,372,262.

Each citizen now owes approximately $61,900 to the country in addition to any personal debt. Each taxpayer has an individual obligation to the federal government in the amount of $168,000 (that is after normal taxes are removed from your income, interest and dividends).

Eh, a few billion here, a few billion there…What difference, at this point, does it make?

When an individual decides to accept debt in exchange for satisfaction of their needs or wants, he or she must generally provide collateral to the lender. That collateral might be in the form of a mortgage on their home or other real estate or a provision allowing the lender to access a portion of their income commensurate to not-less-than the amount of regular interest on that loan. Most frequently, the terms include the interest plus the termed pro-rata repayment of principal. In either or any case, the lender wants an assurance that the loan will be repaid.

No such requirement is made of governments.

When an individual or entity such as a company or corporation defaults on their debt, the courts may act on a declaration of bankruptcy and remove a portion or all of the existing debt. However, the borrower is obligated to offset as much of the debt as possible by liquidating physical assets and providing the proceeds to the court. That individual or entity must then resume life without. He, she or it must start from nothing with only a possible ongoing subsistence income to survive. Friends and family may choose to help out for a time, but eventually the particular debtor must assume the burden for their lives, livelihoods and actions.

If and when a federal government defaults on massive outstanding debt, their recourse is to take as much as necessary from the citizens therein to cover the obligation. That might mean converting our businesses, our real and personal property as well as our income and savings to cover the obligations made by our elected officials. We, as a citizens and taxpayers, have no choice at that point.

We had choices when we elected our presidents and representatives over time. We had the choice to re-elect or reject them. We allowed them to fritter the tax money we worked to earn. They did so in often irresponsible ways and against our wishes and principles. We allowed it. We created this problem. At the point of default, we have only us to blame.

That, my friends, is how Communism comes about. Once the government controls the economic infrastructure of a country, the citizens become chattel. Once the government has complete control over our lives and livelihoods, it is a long and tough fight to regain what we now have and complain about.

It is time to make some major changes. There is no longer a defining line between conservatives and liberals when it comes to government spending…it is all liberal spending. The line must be redrawn by making a rapid and colossal change to the failing congress and their process.

It is okay to have two (or more) parties with differing viewpoints offering input to policies and procedures for the nation. However they both, or all, must be reasonable and responsible for the decisions on which they arrive. There must be a cost/benefit analysis done, not just a cost analysis. The Congress must explore and debate the potential consequences of the laws and conclusions as well as the perceived benefits without indicting the opposition or depicting them as evil or insane. But we must accept the responsibility to elect sane and reasonable people to represent us.

Good luck handling your portion of the debt. *BTW, the median household income according to the New York Times on September 12, 2017 <link> is currently $59,039.

Just because a congressional candidate has a (D), (R), (L) or (I) behind his or her name doesn’t mean they always have you in mind when they spend your tax dollars. They, in fact, most often exempt themselves from accountability for inclusion in the laws they write no matter what affiliation they proclaim.

Our current president most likely falls into the Independent category. He is attempting to effect changes from the norm. However, the established and entrenched members of Congress, of all dispositions, are fighting him simply because he is not a homogeneous Washingtonian. They would rather scuff the toes of their wingtips kicking the can (National Debt) down the road rather than taking charge and disposing of it. It might be time to replace the whole team with members concerned for future generations.

 

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THE POLITICAL CLASS, ACADEMIA AND THE MEDIA vs. “WE THE PEOPLE”

September 6, 2017

I recognize that those who most need to read this and other like articles are the least likely to do so. It destroys their implanted narrative and thus must be rejected outright without review or consideration.

It doesn’t take a mental giant, or even an semi-intelligent public school graduate, to see there is a movement afoot to destroy the United States. Unfortunately, most of the imbued high school graduates and certainly the products of many four year colleges are so indoctrinated with “free” and “equal” and “diversity” and “acceptance” that critical thinking and reasoned observation is not within their purview. They cannot see or accept economic, social or political reality and cannot recognize what they are conditioned to bring about.

Today’s scholars, professors and teachers are bred on the disciplines of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx. Marx predicted that the internal class struggle of a capitalist society would produce self destruction resulting ultimately in a socialist society. He professed socialism or an ideal classless society such as communism would result. Alinsky popularized the thinking of Marx and directed the initialization of his philosophy.

Alinsky alleged that the best method to effect change is to first create chaos of the highest order. He became the figurehead of the counter-culture movement of the 1960s and 1970s and is the mentor of the liberal journalists, teachers, professors and politicians (the reporters, guides and governors) of today.

Many of our current and recent generations, seduced by the authority of their “educators”, see only the initial and seductive stages of the socialist and communist doctrines. They have been drilled with the notion that these economic and political creeds result in global and total equality; everyone prospers from the efforts and production of the collective. The poverty and starvation that decades of submission to these philosophies is not admitted in the indoctrination. Only the ultimately infeasible Utopian representation is offered and revered.

From the chaotic state, the masses will accept any change to calm or abate the state of turbulence. That change comes in the form of socialism and ultimately communism. A soothing transition from capitalism and democracy might be termed Democratic Socialism; the first step to authoritarian dominance.

Each leader among the disciples of these philosophies believes he or she is the one to make the transition complete and viable. Every one who has tried has failed and each society transformed has suffered. The chieftains of the attempts often die under unexpected and mysterious circumstances only to be followed by stronger figures. The proles of these regimes toil endlessly for their meager existence while the elite governing class becomes enriched.

*Note the referral to two classes of these “equality for all” socio-political comradeships. This, in itself, illustrates a major contradiction to the professed uniform prosperity.

Without direct and personal incentive to produce and prosper for one’s self and family, there is little reason to work at capacity for others to benefit. Feudalism does not enhance the wealth of society. It drains the wealth from it.

I refer you to the totalitarian reign of the former USSR. For those with less historical background or initiative to do the research, read the current news coming out of Venezuela. Both of these nation states passed through the stage of Marxism, into socialism and into autocracies whereby the masses became starving chattel of the dictators.

Capitalism and democracy may not be the best forms of economy, government and civilization for it, too, is flawed. However, it has proven to be among the best for the greatest majority within. We, the U.S., are now at a negative point of transition away from personal responsibility and reward to that of dominance and submissiveness. With each new entitlement easing the need for self reliance, we move closer and closer to the proven failures of totalitarianism.

The United States is now in a hybrid state whereby public welfare is surpassed by government give-away programs. Charitably helping the infirm and incapable through public support is beneficial to a social and civilized community. However, making the lazy and sedentary comfortable and dependent with luxuries such as internet service, cell phones, monthly stipends, housing allowances and other benefits robs them of pride and incentive and allows the government to lord over them. The passive recipients democratically vote for more of the same not realizing they are electively contributing to their own servitude and that of their descendants.

The anarchists we see in the streets today are only ignorant players, for the most part. They falsely believe they are contributing to constructive societal change. Some are paid to organize and engage in protests and riots as suggested by Alinsky; to create chaos. The rest are dupes acting ignorantly, or on partial information regarding the projected outcome of their participation. Most are oblivious to the historical mistakes of multiple attempts to alter the social order. They are unaware of their contribution to totalitarianism.

AS THE VITRIOL FOUND AT CHARLOTTSVILLE SUBSIDES, WE MUST RETURN TO REASON

August 17, 2017

Let me first preface this rant with the statement that in no way do I agree with the alt-right movement. I condemn racism and bigotry as the ignorance of a few. I likewise condemn the violence of all congenital philistines who wantonly engage those with whom they fundamentally disagree. I implore, if you begin reading this essay, that you read through the entire text to the end and not otherwise pass judgment. That would be like listening to the nightly lies or reading the headlines of the birdcage liners and accepting the “journalist’s” perverted opinion as fact.

That given, I am not in favor of revising the history of the United States of America or that of the world for political or ideological reasons. There are a lot of things that have been done wrong throughout history just as there are many things that have contributed to the greatness of the civilization we know today. We should leave all references to both sides in place for future generations to study, dialogue and understand.

Public schools today, if they teach any world history at all, tend to promote the sexual preference of Napoleon Bonaparte over the accomplishments of the man as he led the French army in the early 19th century. Likewise for Julius Caesar, a respected and accomplished Roman general and statesman whose political desires and aspirations caused the demise of the Roman Republic and resulted in his own assassination. This also precipitated the rise of the great Roman Empire. Subjective ideological assertions to leaders such as Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Hirohito, Mao, Castro and Chavez distort the true accounts of their accomplishments, misdeeds and failures.

Removing or defacing statues, renaming buildings, streets, parks and etc. to reflect the softness of the current times, denies that past ills of the nation ever existed. It does nothing for the actual histories behind the monuments, but simply allows for the revision and distortion of that or those histories. Just as the kids of today cannot understand the meanings or reasons behind wars of America’s past, they will most certainly not understand the struggles of today or yesteryear because of the current portrayals of those events.

In his speech on Tuesday, the president questioned if other tributes to other generals and artifacts would be removed from public view. How far can we go in this world of political correctness? Removing the remnants of societal ills does not remove the repugnance of the times to which they point. It only allows for misrepresentation of those times. I question much of what President Trump says and does, however, on this I believe he agrees with me.

Monument – to remind, advise or warn.

Should we eliminate Mount Rushmore? After all, it depicts four round-eyed white guys…no women, no people of color, no gays, no staunch environmentalists. Two of the four presidents whose likenesses are carved into the Black Hills were slave owners. A third portrait member was a proud and unequivocal racist. Perhaps the removal of the Sewall House/Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument would be in order because it specifically signifies the fight for rights for women. LGBTQ need not apply!

Shall we level the pyramids of Egypt?

This slope is steep and heavily greased. If left to the few anarchists, our history might be extinguished within a few decades.

All sides were to blame for the violence at Charlottesville, and there were many.

As the president stated, the blame for the violence at Charlottesville rests in numerous places and not solely on the shoulders of the despicable alt-right group or groups know as “Unite the Right” white nationalists, white supremacists,KKK or any other ignorant and insane bigots associated with that rally.

However, agree or disagree with their philosophy, they lawfully drew a permit to assemble in a public square. Left to their own, there would have been perhaps 500 sick minded people protesting among themselves about the demerits of removing a 97 year old monument. There would have been no feuding, just bigoted pontification unheard by anybody of respect. There would be no one to blame because there would be no conflict.

If there is to be blame, it would lie in four categories: The office of the mayor (Michael Singer), the governor of Virginia (Terry McAuliffe) and the voracious media that covered and exacerbated the events with their presence and endless repetition of the violence and mayhem. Additionally, if there were no armed and angered counter-protesters allowed in the vicinity, there would have been no murder and terrorism by car.

The first, and arguably the greatest responsibility for the chaos and problems of the day is Mayor Michael Singer and the city offices under his jurisdiction. Allowing two highly excitable, volatile and diametrical factions permits within proximity, on the same day and at the same times invited conflict. Calling for a police stand down when engagement began was perhaps the second most foolish act for any public official, especially after they had observed counter-protesters with armor, weapons and desire for battle.

Next in line but certainly not of tertiary responsibility would be the counter-protesters themselves. This collective was made up of various groups (as Bogie might say, “the usual suspects”) known for violence and destruction. The resistance, Black Lives Matter, Antifa and related groups have even called for and been indicted for violence at their rallies and the brutal and senseless killing of police officers. These cliques are as far out of the mainstream and at least as hateful and dangerous as are the white nationalists. Many members of these groups have been arrested or have arrest warrants against them for causing bodily injury to others, domestic terrorism and property destruction.

Again, I admonish the deplorable thoughts, words and actions of the ignorant racist bigots known as white nationalists or white supremacists and any hate filled morons. However, I don’t believe there is logic in holding them solely accountable for the actions of last Saturday just because they exist.

SEEKING THE LOWEST COMMON DENOMINATOR

August 7, 2017

According to a 2010 study by Columbia University, remedial math courses are necessary for students entering community colleges. The study states that nearly 50% of freshman students are not proficient in math and must catch up in order to participate in a regular curriculum.

Causally referred to as 13th grade, the courses for freshman year are costly and time consuming for those who wish to graduate within reasonable time. But, guhuck,…unqualified students can say they is in college. This here is edacashun in the twenny oneth senchery.

Don’t require participation or completion of assignments in grade and high school, just pass the students for attending classes. In some cases, students are even paid for stopping by the school during regular class time. <link>

For those who do show up regularly on their own, give them grades that make them feel good about themselves. Everyone is at the top of the class.

This is nothing new. I have made my feelings about our schools and “presence promotion” known previously and often. <link>

Now, for those who cannot understand or choose not to participate in mathematics enlightenment, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of California Community Colleges is willing to do away with algebra as a graduation requirement. He says it is a civil rights issue that disproportionately plagues low income Americans. His own words, “If you think about all the underemployed or unemployed Americans in this country who cannot connect to a job in this economy — which is unforgiving of those students who don’t have a credential — the biggest barrier for them is this algebra requirement. It’s what has kept them from achieving a credential.”

Okay, so now the uneducated individual has a credential and gets a job? How long will that person last if he or she doesn’t have the knowledge required for the position or is too lazy to learn the position because of his or her training by the system?

According to the Pew Research Center, the United States is dropping lower and lower in the rankings against other world countries. Students primarily educated in Asian countries perform far better and generally rank in the top 5-10 worldwide. <link>

Some four year colleges are now limiting the number of Asian students. Could this be due to the fact that some cultures still encourage personal responsibility and emphasize the need for education and knowledge over social equality? Could it be that those people who believe in hard work and self discipline are changing the arch of the bell curve to cause more sub-par or failing grades among our coddled youth?

Since the majority of our offspring do so poorly in all three fundamental groups (math, science and reading) why do we even bother spending valuable taxpayer money or class time on the lazy urchins with these now outdated subjects? By doing away with such unnecessary studies as U.S. and world history, English, geography, math, biology, etc. there would be so much more time for the pertinent and requisite studies of the day that will help them be successful and prosper. Gender reassignment, multi-sexual enlightenment, race baiting relations, claiming cultural offense and peaceful protest through aggression and the use of weapons are sure to make life better for all.

Oh, yeah, one course that must be taught in our public schools is how to demand that someone else properly fill out the application for complete government life subsidy. Then the kids will qualify for a diploma (that they cannot read). After the ceremony, the graduating class can then stroll down the hall, certificate in hand, to the embedded government office and get an early start on a subservient life by applying for public assistance. That way they can avoid the embarrassment of being unqualified to flip hamburgers, wash linen or pick up trash in the parkways of life.

GENETICALLY ENGINEERING SOCIETY

July 31, 2017

You’ve been had! If you’ve paid attention to life at all of late, you’ve undoubtedly read or heard myriad stories about gays, gays in the military, transgenders in the military, transgender surgery for the gender confused or the like. Perhaps you’ve heard the acronym LGBT-Q and some of the 58 gender pronouns. The list is growing – two years ago I could find an aggregate of only 54.

A bit less loudly played are stories about Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, suicides, violence, developmental cognitive disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cancer and many other now common human diseases and disorders.

What can anyone expect the outcome to be when we inject, ingest and inhale all the foreign substances that are forced upon us by our government and those imposed by other entities? Let us not rule out what we put into our bodies by choice. That list must also include what our parents assimilated before conception or during pregnancy that influence the people we are today. Alcohol and tobacco are, or should be, among the least of concerns regarding the young and unborn.

While we are cautioned about any surfaces containing lead based paint that may remain in our homes, outbuildings and antique and foreign made toys, little to no mention is made public regarding other dangerous factors facing us today. We are warned about calorie count in our fast foods. Some foods must carry a label as to where they were caught, farmed, grown, processed or compiled but not how they were treated during their incubation, growth, combining or processing. Often, there are laboratory manufactured substances added to promote rapid growth or enhance flavor that don’t require labeling.

Even organic foods often fall under suspicion. Fruits and vegetables may be grown without pesticides, but does that account for the nutrients added to or that might be inherent within the soil from decades of environmental contamination? What about the ground water supply? PH is not the only factor that must be considered when testing these sources. Is there wind driven cross pollination from nearby polluted crops (like GMO)? Could there be contamination to otherwise pristine ingestibles by insects or animals?

That’s the food portion. Now for the scary part.

Doctors now prescribe synthetic pharmaceuticals to counter the affects of the pills we take to abate symptoms of health problems. If you are taking two or more medications, this might be the case.

We are coerced into injections or transdermal absorption for our health and that of others. Often they contain macabre additives for stabilization and preservation. While it may seem reasonable to treat our bodies against potentially harmful diseases and ailments, these helpful pharmaceuticals can also be harmful.

Over the years vaccines have been stabilized by such unsafe substances as mercury (carcinogen and neurotoxin), methylmercury (neurotoxin) and formaldehyde (carcinogen). They sometimes even contain heavy metals. Granted, the amounts are minimal, but they are cumulative. Even initial exposure may cause long term effects not even perceivable until they are irreversible.

Parents are encouraged to have their infants, as young as 2 months, receive vaccinations for polio. Before they are 2 years old, it is recommended that children undergo inoculations for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR).

Doctors and scientists have a wide range of knowledge regarding human function. It is not unlike the innovative minded to want to alter human genome for research purposes. Out front, we have been entertained by growing human ears and noses on the necks of pigs and mice.

Is there still a wonder how or why so many within the general populace don’t understand what gender they are? Is there still a question in your mind why there are so many social and mental illnesses?

Society is being genetically manipulated!