Saturday, July 25, 2020

Breaking the Law.

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actionsRonald Reagan.

Another great political cartoon that reveals the thinking of those ...There is a movement that is trying to change that precept and hold society guilty rather than the individual.  By doing so, the fundamental principles of our nation are at risk of being rewritten and our constitution abandoned. 

Personal responsibility (or individual responsibility) is “The idea that human beings choose, instigate, or otherwise cause their own actions,” whereas social responsibility is “an ethical framework and suggests that an entity, be it an organization or individual, has an obligation to act for the benefit of society at large.”

An example is the estimated loss of $1.4 billion dollars, according to data from Property Claim Services, a Verisk Analytics company. It could take months to assess the financial toll related to recent unrest, and yet, very few individuals have been held to account. 

If Society is to blame who pays the debt of those protests?  It is easy to hold individuals responsible simply by identifying those who we involved, but even if Society is to blame for the actions of those involved, in this ongoing riot, who is responsible for the damage?  Surely not the shop owner.

When we transfer personal responsibility away from the individual and into the ethereal realm of “society” the ethical framework is also reorganized and rewritten to accommodate the needs of the many without regard for the needs of the few.  This may sound great but when you are the shop owner and your needs are not deemed societally prudent, then you, the individual is forgotten and discarded.

The United States was founded on the principles of individual rights and liberties, not on the collective whims of a social hierarchy.  We may have developed some of those hierarchical patterns, they are the result of left-leaning leaders who wish to move our country away from our fundamental constitution and into a more socialistic style of government. 

“You might be surprised to learn that the federal government does, by-and-large, follow the US Constitution–but not the one that was penned in 1787”.  “Congress does follow the written Constitution,” said Gary Porter, who serves as the Executive Director of the Constitutional Leadership Initiative. He pulled a small booklet from his shirt pocket.

“This is a pocket Constitution,” he said. “It’s 4,400 words. About 7000 words if you count the amendments.” Porter then turned toward a large document on a nearby table. It looked like an encyclopedia.

“Here is the Constitution enforced today,” he said, flipping the book open with some effort.  The book is approximately 3000 pages compared to the four (4) pages of the original.

We have already changed the fundamental aspects of our original constitution and with it our inalienable rights and freedoms and with it our responsibilities and duties converting ourselves from individuals to social slaves, more concerned about how others view us than how we see ourselves.  Without personal responsibility narcissistic endeavors fill our lives, leaving us with no room for others or other opinions. 

I am assuming some understanding by the reader that Marxism, Socialism, Fascism, and Communism are all related behind the ideology that the centralization of power diminishes the need for individual growth and weakens the connection between all men through the process of reduced individual responsibility.   How easy it is to bend a law or break a law when society is blamed and not the individual who actually committed the crime.

Why would an individual want to work harder for the nameless and the powerless god of socialism?  What is there to gain by being innovative when the philosophy and ideology clearly proclaims that all they do is for the good of the many, but the many are historically given less than the few at the top? 
In the United States, our congress passes laws for the masses and just like most MSFC’s (Marxist, socialist, fascist and communist) those laws do not apply to the upper echelons of society, leaving the masses wondering why the few are treated better than the many? 

The answer to that question is simple when a law is broken, the individual is responsible, regardless of who broke the law, or how much money or influence they have or their relationship to other powerful people, they are subject to the same laws as are we all. 

Ronald Reagan had it right.  Our emphasis on the individual is the most efficient way to create a workable society where equal justice is afforded to all.  When we focus our efforts on the individual and support his or her rights of free choice, free speech, and opportunity, we automatically provide those same privileges to society as a whole.

We may still choose, that may not always be the case.  Perhaps we should make the choices back to what we used to have, or at least what we were supposed to have.  The constitution was written well, its precepts can work for everyone, but it will not work, and has failed to work when MSFC like precepts are introduced. 

It is time to stand up, speak the truth, fight for what is right, and never, never, never surrender”.  Winston Churchill.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Questionable Moralities

This week @ your General Assembly | Political jokes, Political ...Understanding politics is not difficult when you understand the motivation of the individual politicians and the groups who hope to influence those politicians.

There is a symbiotic relationship between the good and bad of both ends of that spectrum.  The organizations that want to influence the positive end of the scale, do so, mostly from an altruistic ideology.  They are not devoid of financial goals or the hope of economic benefits, but they possess a moral guideline that limits their “do whatever it takes” philosophy to make money.

Forbes compiles a list of the most ethical companies each year.  The problem with the Forbes lies in the process of how to get on the list.   Each company must pay for the privilege of being tested and I assume each of the testing variables is known prior to the company being tested, making the test somewhat invalid if the company in question has ulterior motives to be on the list.

Perhaps I am being a bit negative but when I know I am being tested, I cram for the test, study the details that will be required by the exam and only study those things that will ensure a successful outcome.  Not a bad strategy but it does not increase my long- term understanding, nor does it change my initial underlying motivations, it is only a test that must be passed in order to get the award promised by the test, a diploma, a certificate, or a name on a list.

Understanding a politician is the process of understanding their long term political history.  Of course,  people can change but those changes, in order to be fully recognized must have history, again not unlike the child who is caught with his proverbial hand in the cookie jar who promises never to it again.

The past performances of an individual or a large multinational corporation is the best predictor of future actions and inner motivation.

On a personal level, I have had to undergo a few major changes in my life, as all of us do to maintain our inner and substantial ideology.  Doing so takes time and sacrifice and it is only through the process of sacrifice that genuine change can occur and only time will cement those changes into the minds of others who watch us, love us, despise us, and trust us. 

The difficulty in determining a future motivation is uncovering the past decisions of an individual and an organization, by sifting through the various tests that were undertaken to bolster their outward appearance.  These tests, whatever they may be, prove or disprove the worth and value of an individual.  
Those with a clear heart are motivated by the outcome of these trials and tests and are bolstered toward self-improvement, striving to better themselves and helping those around them. 

We all suffer the tests of life, that is a given, a constant and persistent reminder that our existence is not simply a static occurrence of time or circumstance.  Our lives, all our lives have meaning and purpose.  The morals or the lessons we learn or forsake, due to unhealthy motivations, determine the strength or weakness of our character.  The more we pursue that which is positive the less we follow that which is negative, it really is that easy.

Unfortunately, our leaders, very seldom seem to have the predilection of selflessness that when pursued never fails to instill in the recipient the desire to do better, to do what is right or what is in the best interest of others.  They are too often so entangled by the cords of egoism and greed that their connections invariably lead to more narcissism and arrogance.

When a country like ours, or any country for that matter allows its leaders to masquerade as moral, honest or sincere but are covered by humanlike trappings that hide the incubus or succubus below the patterns of behavior is easy to ascertain.

A succubus or Incubus (the male form) is a demon from Hell that occupies the human body.  It is a myth but based on what I see in our political system, in our society, and in the world in general, they seem to have some real-life correlation.  How else can you explain the attitudes of so many who willingly want to destroy our constitution, dismantle our police and justice systems, destroy the family and our individuality by grouping everyone into a political group or subgroup based on color, race, gender preference, etc...

Our political leaders, those who are willingly trying to destroy the United States and those who are unwilling to defend it might as well be demons from Hell.  My prediction based on what I see is that our constitutional rights will continue to erode while our society continues to fracture.  With those widening cracks comes structural failure and our infrastructures will falter, leaving millions without the basic services they have become accustomed.  Every facet of our civilization will be rewritten and as has been done throughout history, our history will be rewritten and the facts of who we once were will be forgotten.

A grave prediction for sure but only if we, those who can see clearly, fail to act in restoring the rule of law, moral integrity, and the foundations of our Constitution.  “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke.

Now more than ever Good Men are Needed.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

I think and understand, do you?

Political Cartoons on Joe Biden | US NewsI think, and yes, I know, who really cares about what I think?  But as I was saying, I think and therefore I opinionate, I suppose, I theorize, and I speculate.  That is what thinking is all about.  If we do not think and hypothesize, make assumptions, and draw conclusions based on our thoughts then what good is thinking?

The Democrats do not want us to think for ourselves, they would prefer to do our thinking for us, and it appears we are more than willing to let them. 

What we think defines us as individuals.  How we react to what we think defines us as courageous or cowards.  However, it matters what we think and what we think depends on what we understand in relation to what we have learned. 

Learning is determining what is worthwhile and what is not.  In other words, and like the old computer adage says, “Garbage in, garbage out,” telling us all that learning the right things will help find what is worthwhile to learn.  Too often we trust those who say they know something but fail to realize the rhetoric is worthless without experience and understanding.

Too often we have mistaken knowledge for wisdom, it is not.  Wisdom is the ability to wisely use the knowledge obtained and learned, not the wholesale acquisition of trivial facts.  Facts can be fun but for the most part facts are worthless, especially in a time like ours where the facts of one day are different then the facts of tomorrow, leading many to fall sway to winds of doctrine that plague our society. 

A few years ago, I had a student who claimed he did not need to learn anything.  All that he needed was readily available on his phone and he proceeded to prove his worth by having me ask him any question I could think of.   I thought for a moment and then asked him to look up how to build a wall?

He quickly typed and started to read.  The steps he read were correct but then I added I meant a brick wall.  Again, he typed and read the directions and with a proud smile, he said, “see,” it’s all here, he tapped his phone in triumph.  
“So, go build the wall,” 

He obviously could not, and he knew he could not.  He had no actual experience building anything, even a simple block wall.  (there is nothing simple about it.)

We are bombarded with facts, figures, percentages and information and start to think that because we have thought we understood the words, we have the ability to follow through, but that follow through takes time and effort and hours of practice to be competent, to have wisdom and experience.
The 4th of July is two days away and most of us are complaining about having to stay at home, again, because of the facts that bombard us hourly with increases of those infected by the coronavirus.  

The questions I ask myself are:

1.        Why do we have a July 4th Holiday?  This may take some time to learn.

2.       Is this a Holiday that I want to celebrate?  If not, ask your boss if you can work instead.  No reason to celebrate if you do not understand, believe or agree with the events of this historical day.  You may even want to extend your rioting hours, call your local BLM chapter, I think they might be able to help.

3.       Can we celebrate this day within the context of the current shutdowns and restrictions?

There are many ways to pay homage to the lives of those who have passed, there are even more ways not too.  Despite the issues, I have with our national, state, and local leaders I want to continue to learn what is best for me and my family.  I want to follow the admonitions of Paul, the Apostle as written in the Articles of Faith that says:   
"We believe in being honest, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul  "We believe all things, we hope all things," we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things,".    
Knowledge is good but understanding and applying that knowledge is so much better.  “That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, but speaking the truth in love may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ.”  
We are surrounded by those who would push us into the unknown winds and do so without regard for our safety, our well being nor our very lives, but as we gain understanding and wisdom we can overcome their tempestuous ways and find safe harbor in the reality of understanding and though faith in God and his Son Jesus Christ.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th of July.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Socialism all over again.

Socialism | International LibertyI don’t know about you, but I feel as if history is repeating itself right in front of my eyes.  History often repeats itself and when it does it goes unnoticed until after the effects, leaving many to wonder how we let that happen again?

You may not agree with my following assessment but this view has been proved and documented by historians and historical pundits, like Dinesh Di Souza who has spoken widely about the Democrats and their association with the KKK, that is the Ku Klux Klan for those of you who do not know.  And incidentally, the Klan had its beginning just after the Civil War by southern and Northern Democrats, for the purpose of slowing the progress of newly freed slaves.

Di Souza exposes the left and their lies about the Klan and their relationship with those who joined this racist organization.  This is the point in history that is repeating.  The names have changed but the actions are still the same.  The insidiousness of these actors is abominable as they continue to terrorize the country for gaining power.

Cullors: “We Are Super-Versed On Ideological Theories” Of Marxism

She is stating her case BLM wants to follow a Marxist ideology.  That means they want to destroy the American Ideology and the constitution that goes with it.

Speaking to Jake Tapper on CNN on Friday, Cullors, one founder of Black Lives Matter said that “President Trump not only needs to not be in office in November,” but that “he should resign now.”

Meaning that their organization of promoting Black Lives is nothing more than a ruse to shift the power in the country away from a lawfully elected President.  I could get into the minutia of how BLM = Marxism but that would take too long, I think her admission above is sufficient.  BLM is attempting to overthrow this government and to dismantle our Constitution. 

They are not alone in this endeavor.  When you hear the voices of other Democrats, when you read what they have said or what they propose the facts are clear, they do not want to follow the Constitution.  They prefer to allow the wholesale terror of BLM, Antifa, Boogaloo Boys, White Supremacist, or fascist to run havoc in the streets.  The similarities between these anarchists/ socialist groups are more in line with Hitler's Germany and the Democratic party than they are with the right. 

Something to keep in mind, when Hitlers, National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nazi is the derivation “National Socialist” or sozialistisch in German.  Put the two together and you get Nazi.)  was trying to find a legal precedent to exterminate the Jews they found their connection to the eugenics movement of the 1920s and Marguerite Sanger, the KKK reassurance and President Woodrow Wilson who champions the controversial film, Birth of a Nation and helped promote the KKK.

The Nazi’s took their cue from our Democrat leaders and killed over 6 million Jews and the new orders of chaos are trying to institute a new level of division that includes whites, Jews and anyone who disagrees with their current stance and power grab.  This is not about racism; this is about power and control.

Many prominent Black leaders are routinely called racist just for disagreeing with the BLM positions, go figure?

History should be a way for us to improve by not repeating the mistakes or evils of the past but we are allowing these same thugs to poison our minds, reinvent a history so that any lessons of the past are forgotten.  They are destroying our history, removing our statues and contaminating our minds and the minds of our children.

I for one dislike repeating the mistakes of my past.  I would think as a Nation we would want to move forward rather than back to a time of shame and disgust perpetrated by the Liberal Left, but it appears we’re sliding right into where they want us.  God Help Us…

Religious Freedom

Political Cartoon: Our freedom of religion
If you are a Jew or Christian in America, the seriousness of your Judaism or Christianity is now being tested.

People look back in time and wonder how religious people, especially religious leaders — specifically, the clergy — could have failed in times of moral crisis. The failure of most rabbis, priests and pastors to speak out today — when the risk to personal safety is so much less than it was in communist and fascist countries — should provide the answer: Religion doesn’t have all that much impact on most religious people. During comfortable times, it provides two essentials to a happy and fulfilled life — community and meaning — but when tested, it often fails like an umbrella that fails to expand just as it starts to rain.

America is being taken over by violent mobs; a vast amount of destruction and stealing has taken place (with little police intervention and the apathy of our political leaders). Why aren’t all clergy delivering thundering sermons about the Seventh Commandment, “Thou shalt not steal”? Does it now come with an asterisk?

A central part of a major American city has been seized and occupied by people who hate America and its values, including its Judeo-Christian values. Heard any clergy (aside from some evangelical Christians) speaking out against it?

And most ominous by far, for the first time in American history, free speech — the mother of all freedoms — is being widely suppressed, not by the government but by the press, the universities, the high schools, the elementary schools, all the giant internet media, Hollywood and virtually every major business in America. Christians and Jews place repentance at the center of their theologies, yet there is no place for repentance if you did or said one insensitive thing — real or alleged — even if it was 20 or more years ago. Yet all we get from American religious leaders on this matter is … silence.

The freest, least racist, most opportunity-providing country in history — “the last best hope of earth,” in Abraham Lincoln’s words — is smeared as “systemically racist”; all white people are declared “racist”; and the statues of the greatest Americans, including George Washington and even Abraham Lincoln, are toppled and/or defaced. And all we get from most American religious leaders is either agreement or silence.

It leads this religious American to ask the question the anti-religious ask: Of what use is religion?

Take the claim that being “colorblind” is racist.

 If you are a religious Jew or Christian — let alone a rabbi, priest or minister — do you believe that? Do you believe that the human ideal is not to be colorblind? Do you believe that the ideal is to see every person, first and foremost, as a member of a race? Is that what you learned at seminary? Is that what you have taught from your pulpit all of your life?

I doubt it. I assume that, until as recently as a year or even six months ago, you have always believed and preached that we are, in Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, to measure people not by “the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Isn’t it fundamental to all Bible-based religions that we are all created in God’s image, that God has no race and that Adam and Eve, from whom we all descend, had no race? If you are a Christian, do you see Christians of other races first as fellow Christians or first as members of their race? If you are a Jew, do you see Jews of other races as anything other than fellow Jews? Does God?

So, why the silence? Why aren’t all rabbis, priests and pastors telling their congregations and telling America — in tweets, on Facebook, in letters to the editor, on television and radio, in opinion pieces — that there is one race, the human race, and that the only antidote to racism is to deny that race determines our worth, not to affirm its significance?

Does an ideology that affirms the significance of race have an honorable pedigree? Has it ever led to anything good? Isn’t that exactly what Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan advocated?

So, how are we to explain this tragic failure of religious Jews and Christians — and their clergy — to speak up against looting (aka stealing) and for freedom, for America, for Western civilization and for being colorblind?

The answer to this question also goes to the core of what it means to be religious. At the center of our two religions is the notion of fear of God: “Fear God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). But what is now apparent is that most Jews and Christians fear the left, fear The New York Times, fear being shunned by “friends” on Facebook and mobbed on Twitter more than they fear God.

That’s what this moment comes down to. Jews and Christians who fail this test will not only lose their freedom, lose the great American hope for mankind, and lose the West; they will have also lost their souls.      Copyright © 2020 & Salem National. All Rights Reserved. 

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Take out the trash

Cartoons: Liberalism's drop at the ballot box – Orange County RegisterWe have a much bigger problem than dealing with the Coved 19 Virus.  Most of us can clearly see the inherent dangers of plunging into a recession or worse, a world-wide depression.  The deaths associated with economic uncertainty will overshadow any fears associated with the Coved 19 Pandemic.

These problems reach into the root of who we are, where we have come from, and stifles any chance of us staying on the path our Founding Fathers established.  The Foundation of our Constitution is at stake.

With an overzealous Media espousing every death as if it were the cause and harbinger of more deaths to follow.  The blatant disregard of good news and the obvious truths espoused by others goes unreported, leaving the mysterious and unexplained in the minds of those who wish to follow without thinking, exacerbating the already tenuous issues of control over our liberties.

Our leaders, especially the Liberals, who practice their Priestcrafts with impunity and without regard for the effects on our government or the world, plot, design and conspire for their own gain, working their black arts for an unseen Master who is their god in their unnamed religion.

Just so there is no misunderstanding “The self-called liberal is usually one who has broken with the fundamental principles or guiding philosophy of the group to which he belongs.… He claims membership in an organization but does not believe in its basic concepts; and sets out to reform it by changing its foundations.…” John Witsoe.

The foundation of this country is the Constitution and the Liberals of today are Hell Bent on dismantling and eviscerating this most profound and inspired document.  Not just liberals, so-called conservatives are also to blame for not protecting and demanding deference and fealty to this God-given guide, that when followed secures the trust and freedoms of all who follow it.

For 244 years we have been blessed to live free of the tyranny of oppression and injustice and created a society that is unequaled.  Of course, we have our issues, but those issues are almost always the works of disruption and guile.  Principled people make mistakes, but principled people correct those mistakes and move forward.

This virus, as we are learning is no more deadly than others we live with every year, but because of the Media, the self-serving politicians and a gullible and closed-eyed populous the entire world as we know is at risk.  Our disingenuous leaders now know how easy it is to control the masses.  They have learned that fear is easy to instill and maintain.  When the truth is portioned and the facts are tenuous, the stories that are told, however fanciful and outrageous will be perceived as fact. 

“There's a sucker born every minute.”  Phineas Taylor Barnum.

“You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”  Abraham Lincoln.

But it seems you can control all the people long enough to disrupt their lives, and like our last president declared, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Barack Obama

If you are a Liberal, you applaud such vibrato and fall in lockstep behind that goal to change our fundamental precepts.  The only way to change our foundation, to fundamentally transform the United States is to change the Constitution. 

That change is happening now.  Those in charge are either for that change or not interested in getting in the way of those who want to change. 

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” Author unknown.

Good men, all good men need to be engaged in a good cause that furthers the work of other righteous men and women, if not we are all doomed to live as slaves.

1.       Will this virus continue to regulate our lives, and will we be placated into giving up our rights and freedoms because of fear?

2.      Are we obligated to obey the edicts of a Draconian State like California? 

3.      Should we consider ourselves Good Men and Women and act to secure our freedoms?

4.      What can you do today to make a difference in protecting our rights and freedoms?

I am willing and able to help, are you?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Walk into Danger

The other day my wife and I, with my daughter- and son-in-law were taking a leisurely walk around La Jolla California, minding our own business amongst the almost abandoned streets of this upscale community, when two women crossed the street.

Cartoon Movement - Coronavirus!!They crossed and intersected into our space.  That would not have been a problem, but they seemed to think their rights were more important than ours.  As they passed us after walking through us one woman looked back and yelled “irresponsible”.

I answered back with, “excuse me?”

They tried to yell something else, but I was in no mood for their level of ignorance and met their verbal challenges head-on, they continued walking away, muttering to themselves.  I’m sure they were convinced that their position was the more righteous than ours, regardless of whether they understood our position, or motivations or any other logical reason for us to be within the area, they believed to be theirs.

Here is the issue:  Since we were walking on the almost deserted streets, our desire to wear a face mask was sincerely diminished.  The two women it seems crossed into our space purposely, intersecting with us as we walked as a family.  Their contempt for us was palatable and directed towards me, especially since I responded to their verbal attack and did not shy away from confrontation.

The point of this is: For the past two months our country and our states have declared Martial Law, without the formal declaration.  We are forced to stay in our homes, millions losing their jobs or at least their income, our freedoms have been restricted and our ability to sustain our economies, regardless of where each of us is within that economy.  We run the real risk of a deep and abiding recession or depression.

Our lives have been completely upended over the fear of what might happen.  The tragedy is how easy it's been for those who speak for us to control us.  With only a few fearful statistics, many unsubstantiated and many the projections of inconsistent modeling, millions of Americans and millions and millions around the world are now being held hostage to a virus that has not, I repeat has not crossed the threshold of other similar pandemics like events.

One of the major reasons for the shutdown was to ease the pressure on hospitals but in 2018, 490,000 hospitalizations occurred because of the flu, with 34,200 deaths.   In 2017 there were an astounding 810,000 hospitalizations and 61,000 deaths from a virus that we take for granted.  But the real story is how are hospitals could handle 810,000 hospitalizations in the past but could not handle the proposed Coved 19 projections.  What’s worse is the lack of information that would substantiate or disprove the effects of those with the Coved virus.

We’re in a fog because we have so little reliable data,” said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, which has been studying hospital capacity.

The other issue is the reliance on modeling projections that are mostly false and misleading, kind of like the weather projections within the global warming or cooling or is it now just climate change? But, Very difficult decisions were made based on these projections with very few being close to the reality of events. 

I want to stress the importance of acting responsibly and doing our part to maintain good hygiene and supporting the leaders who truly want what’s best for us; but when they hyperbolize the smallest details, when they politicize each and every issue, when they take away my rights just so they can be viewed as right, regardless of the reality, it makes me  want to stand with my brothers in Michigan to protect what was given to me by God and now subjugated by politically minded wolfs dressed as sheep just before they pounce and strip us of those rights permanently.

My major concern is the effects to our lives, the lives of millions upon millions if we follow the admonitions of so many who cannot provide logical evidence of current numbers and the true nature of the risk and allow us to determine our response to that risk.

I don’t want the Corona Virus, but I don’t want to live in a country that suppresses and controls my life so much that I am nothing more than a puppet on a string.  I will take logical and appropriate measures to safeguard my family but let us all have that same choice.