Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Well Conceived Folly


CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS 1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. 

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. 

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. 

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. 

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. 

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. 

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

 8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. 

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. 

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. 

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.) 

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. 

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. 

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. 

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. 

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. 

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks. 

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. 

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. 

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. 

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms." 

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art." 

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. 

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. 

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy." 

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch." 

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." 

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. 

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man." 

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. 

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. 

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. 

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. 

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. 

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. 

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. 

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. 

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. 

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. 

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. 

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems. 

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. 

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. 

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. 

SOURCE: Skousen, W. Cleon. Naked Communist Salt Lake City, Utah: Ensign Publishing Co. C. 1961 , 9th edition July 1961. Call Number: HX 56 S55 

http://www.ecjones.org/1963_Communist_Goals.pdf

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Perfect, Perfection Problems


 “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”  Matthew 5:48.


When trying to interpret what it means to be perfect, we often fail to consider the phrase, ...even as your Father in Heaven is perfect.  If God is perfect, and I believe he is, then everything about him is perfect.  


For humanity, the statement of being perfect is a conditional process that helps us to move toward perfection.  We can be “perfect” in some things, while not being even close to perfect in other things.  God is perfect in all things and that means he is consistently perfect in all that he does.  God, therefore, is unchanging and does not need to change, because he is perfect.


The very notion of Gods’ perfection confuses man, who looks to a god that needs to change based on the perception of man's limited mind and ever-changing circumstances.  We prefer a God who changes for us, rather than us changing to become like God.


Regardless of your current level of belief, there either is, or there is not a God.  Debating the issue is superfluous, there is no way to prove the existence of God.  For those who have faith, God is real and the life that comes from that faith can be ever-expanding and fulfilling. 


That belief supersedes all else and introduces man to a life filled with the possibility of perfection and eternal life, while those without faith in God do their best to make their lives worthwhile and meaningful.


I have a belief in God and I am filled with gratitude for the perspective that faith provides.  


Others may not believe, and they are also grateful for their lives, but without a supreme being, or a focus for our faith, where is their drive toward perfection?  Why would you want to strive to be perfect if, after all the efforts to achieve that lofty goal, you simply died?


Some will call me a simpleton for even believing, let alone pursuing perfection based on an unprovable concept of faith, propped up by ethereal meanderings like prayer or feelings, but who is to say that my pursuit of perfection is any different from another’s pursuit of happiness, or joy, or any other emotionally charged feeling that drives men to act positively and for the good of others?    


I guess the real question is why do we want to improve?  What drives us to do better, to be better?  What motivates us to want to do good things, to look at life with gratitude, being thankful for what we have as opposed to complaining about what we do not have?


I think it’s the light of Christ.  I think it’s God and I for one am thankful for that understanding, even if it a misguided hope, at least I have a hope that helps me move toward perfection.  I will never make it completely but that hope of one day finding my way is all that I need right now.


Friday, November 20, 2020

Corruption Reduction


 Regardless of which side you’re on, be it Conservative or Liberal, there is an overriding similarity between us; we both believe that there is rampant corruption, in government and in the world.  


We have not determined the differences of who is behind that corruption, leaving us all pointing our fingers toward each other.  The question that must be asked is:  Are most people corrupt?   By themselves, are individual’s corrupt, or do they only become corrupted when they succumb to the forces put upon them by others?


Corruption is “dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery”.  I would add for the purpose of amassing power or control over others to that definition since the power to control others seems to be a more fundamental purpose.  


“Everyone has a Price” suggesting that everyone is susceptible to being corrupted if the price is right.  To some extent, some people will lower their standards if they achieve what they believe to be beyond their ability or power, even if that decision has deleterious effects on others.  Those who chose those decisions are then more corrupted than those who do not.


Perhaps most of us are corruptible, but only to a point.  When we get an unobstructed view of our actions and the consequences of those choices, we invariably feel the guilt associated with those decisions or thoughts, that is a good thing, it is not good to ignore those feelings.


Our problem today is that I and many like me look at those who favor liberalism and think, “the end justifies the means”, meaning that anything is acceptable to the left if they achieve their goals.  On the flip side, Liberals probably have the same bias.  Are we both wrong?  Is one side more wrong than the other?  Are liberals more corruptible than conservatives, or is it the other way around?  How do we establish the truth of these allegations for both sides of the ideological spectrum?


There has to be a right way and a wrong way.  One side or the other is more corruptible than the other, but when your viewing life through the lens of that ideology the view toward the other side is so clouded and obscured by our own view that it is impossible to justify the logic amid the chaos.  


In the definition of Corruption, it states that only those in power can be corrupt, but when a government is corrupt, the citizens soon follow and become corrupt.   Not all fall prey to the corruption above but it is very much like the trickle-down approach, Corruption breeds more corruption, which then normalizes corruption to where it becomes normal.


Despite who is more corrupt, the Right or the Left, the only way to disengage your lives from that negative normalization is to eschew all forms of corruption, in all its forms and from every avenue that enters our homes, our businesses, and our personal lives.  That means we need to act honorably and faithfully towards others.  


We need to be honest and respectful, compassionate, with empathy and understanding to others different from us.  Only then will we be able to recognize the tendrils of corruption and the puppet masters that attempt to control our lives, our freedoms, and our liberties.  Only then will we be able to see, eye to eye, and work together in building a better life, a free life, a life of joy and happiness, peace, and freedom.


Belief in God, is to me, a fundamental principle of how to fight corruption.  Without God, the motivation for curbing “the end justifies the means” philosophy becomes lost to our souls, leaving a gaping hole where Faith used to live. 

  


The alternative will be exactly what we have now but with no chance of change and no power to enact any changes.  We will be slaves to those above.  


I Will Never Be a Slave!


Saturday, November 14, 2020

This Divided America is Good


The division of America is not necessarily a bad thing.  It is easy to see what the two sides want, Democrats and Republicans or more succinctly the Right vs the Left;  it diametrically opposes them to each other.


The Right wants to keep the America as it was created; the Left wants to ”fundamentally change” what America means and stands for.


The problem is the Left uses language that helps them accept those proposed changes as Americans, as essential to the ever-changing needs of the populous and the ever-expanding and living document of the Constitution.


There is ample evidence that supports that ideology.  One overwhelming fact is in the contrast between the actual Constitution as written and the adopted laws that have been implemented to administer that Constitution.  There are 4,743 words in the original Constitution.  The actual laws and rules of our enforced constitution exceed over 3,000 PAGES.  That is a problem.  


The other issue is the obvious move by the Left towards Socialism.  No longer is the word whispered between secretive individuals and groups; it is now an open and welcome goal of many on the Left.


The “Righ”t is opposed to such a departure, from the divinely inspired words of our Constitution.


Therein lies the division,  therein lies the need to divide, the need to distinguish between those who want to destroy our system of Government and those on the “Right” who want to protect it and even move closer towards its precepts.


I am strongly in favor of this division.  I want to know who is my enemy and who is attempting to destroy my Country.  I am an originalist; I am a constitutionalist and I want my Country to follow those 4,743 words and move away from the 3,000 pages of compromise, obfuscation the purposely tries to confuse and cloud the intent of our Founding Fathers.


We will no longer be America if the Left is allowed to prevail.  We will be American’s in name only; that is not good enough for me.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

Voting Violations

 

I want to make sure that what I think is happening is not just a waking nightmare, but a real historical or should I say hysterical event?


This is what I know:


Prior to Trump taking the oath of office, the Democrats were talking impeachment.  The talk of impeachment was only general with no charges attached.  This is disturbing.  To think an opposition party could conjure up such a plan prior to any chance of impeachable offense is beyond the mind of any honest or moral individual. 


The rhetoric of Impeachment continued non-stop, along with a lengthy and extensive investigation that ended with Mueller finding nothing.  With the Russian connection imploding the House of Representative changed tactics and charged Trump with Abuse of Power and Obstruction of Congress, over a simple phone call of congratulations to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  After the trial, they found Trump to be innocent, well; the Republican-controlled Senate acquitted Trump.


They found the false allegations of Abuse of Power and Obstruction to be baseless.  It makes you wonder why the Democrats would stoop to such a tactic when they had to know what they were peddling was false.  Hate, makes people do unthinkable things.  Hate misaligns the brain's moral center, creating a chasm where truth used to exist. In the absence of morality, anything can be rationalized as essential if your end goal is clearly defined,  and their end goal was very defined, get rid of Trump, at all costs.


The end goal for the Democrats and the media was and still is the destruction of Trump.  Nothing else matters.  Nothing else takes precedence and nothing gets in their way in accomplishing that end.



Also, prior to Trump’s inauguration, there were allegations against General Flynn and as a result, Flynn resigned but only because he had lied to the Vice President and not anything to do with the allegations of misconduct in relation to the Logan Act (18 U.S.C. §953) which is a more than a 200-year-old criminal statute that purports to ban Americans from engaging in unauthorized negotiations with officials from a foreign government, having a dispute with the United States.


No one has ever been convicted of this statute.  In fact, during the recent Senate hearing with Andrew McCabe, Senator Cruze asked if Biden should be investigated under the Logan Act since he was also talking to foreign leaders.  “He should not” (paraphrase) answered McCabe.


At every turn, every day, and often multiples times a day Trump was subjected to ridicule and called a racist, a misogynist, a fascist, a warmonger...the list goes on.  Members of Congress, Democratic members of Congress openly threatened his safety and the safety of his family by promoting unrest.  Listen to Maxine Waters and her almost daily attempts to undermine his presidency.


The democratic party platform is filled with Hate Trump rhetoric.  Besides hating Trump, they did all they could to get others to hate. The Democratic party has adopted anticapitalistic measures like the Green New Deal that will destroy our economy, make America dependent on others for Energy and deepen the pockets of those who lead us.  Taxes will be raised by dismantling the tax policies of Trump and by instituting direct taxes to pay for the socialistic measures favored by the Democratic party.


This is the first time in my memory and within the written memory of our History that a President has been attacked on all fronts by a coordinated assault by the opposing party, and by the News Media, with rare exceptions from conservative media personalities. Perhaps it had something to do with his promises to “drain the swamp”...too many that were living in that swamp fought back and the results are what we see politically.  


And then there was COVID-19, a real and dangerous virus that spread like wildfire, infecting millions of unsuspecting people and changing the world.  But, as it's been said, "never let a good crisis go to waste". The Covid disaster helped to accomplish some of those needed changes dreamed of by the Democrats. They changed the way we vote; we set aside voting standard and practices and instituted haphazard rules that included mail-in voting, that increased the numbers of dead people voting and those with double or even triple voting registrations.  


Limiting in person voting increased the potential for fraud, making it much easier to game the system. This new unchecked process of sending ballots to every past, present, and dead registered voter has dwarfed the corruption of old Chicago, making it possible to manipulate the vote count in virtually any contest, but even with all this, the race for President is close.  


It’s obvious that many dislike President Trump, but a recent poll shows that 70 million Republicans agree that this election was fraudulent.  70,000,000 Million active and concerned citizens have grave concerns about how President Trump was unjustly maligned and they have concerns regarding the validity of the Electoral Process. 


 Estimates report that nearly 160 million people voted this year.  70 million of those voters or approximately 44% of all voters believe that their votes were marginalized.  


That brings me to the real issue:  Since Trumps Presidency has been on the defensive from day one, and since he has had to waste valuable time defending himself against baseless claims and constant innuendo and spurious claims against his character, Donald J. Trump might have a reason to stop the entire election process and make the simple decision that because the elections cannot be verified, the elections should be redone.  Within a two-week window those taking part will have to show ID, No mail-in ballots,  absentee ballots would still be valid and all persons voting would have to visit a polling place designated and approved, with witnesses on both sides of the congressional aisle.


Redo the election, follow the standards that have been used for years, and then we can all see who really wins.


This is not about politics, not about ideology, this is about integrity, honesty, and reestablishing our faith in a system that is fairly and equally administered.  Unfortunately, now all we have is a mess.


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Elections Meandering Madness

 

As we get close to this election, the madness of excitement is spilling over into the vats of anger and despair, especially for those on the Left.  What I don’t understand is the width of our differences.  We are all human, we all eat and sleep, strive to work and relax but the Left has this irrational fear of who we are and what we are trying to preserve, while the Left wants to change everything;  like Obama said We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”   But, change it into what?  It’s that unknown that scares me.


They act as if they fear us and are lashing out, in a desperate attempt to save their lives.  They fear me because I have different beliefs than they do.  I am a conservative who values morals; I like law and order and support the police.  I know that many Democrats want those things as well but it’s the loud and obnoxious Leftists that are vying for those radical changes and they seem to have the voice for all in the party.


 They fear me.  That, in itself, is a strange emotion to have to deal with.  Why would anyone fear me?  I’m getting older, I don’t get as mad as I used to,  and when I did, it really wasn’t that often, no reason to fear me over that.  I still work hard, not as hard as I used to but still harder than many.  Maybe they fear me over my work ethic?  I doubt that, since many of those who exhibit these hyper- emotionally charged, reactions do not work or dislike the fact that they have to work. 


I like the new Supreme Court Justice; she is perfect for the job.  They can’t fear me over that, I had nothing to do with that, even if I agree with Trump’s pick.  I guess that follows my law and order thing, so, maybe they fear those who want to take their “freedoms” away, even if their freedoms are not truly free.  They don’t understand that being able to do whatever you want, without regard to others or consequences is never free, it’s just wanton chaos.  And that chaos unchecked would morph into anarchy, with the strong rising to control the masses, leading to subversive rules and dictates that curb the freedoms of all except for the few at the top.  Why can’t they see that?


I guess what bothers me is that they don’t get it.  They want socialism; they support Marxism, do they not think about how they will be treated under an oppressive regime?  Or have they adopted a selfish attitude regarding the truth of Communism and the relationships of their ideology within these systems that promote murder and mayhem?  Just a side note:  Under Communism and Socialism they estimate, they have put over 200 million people to death and many just because they thought differently than the all-powerful State.  But, if they don’t have to work, or they get free stuff, it really doesn’t matter who is in control.


When you look at the news, you see two groups that follow certain patterns of behavior.      Group 1,  reacts strongly to suppress the options of others.  Case in point:  University professors who demand that other professors and staff conform to their view of life.  Group 1, also riots and destroys indiscriminately, forcing others to abandoned their purpose of a fight to preserve it.  


Group 2, is more moderate in their expressiveness, allowing others to believe differently as long as they do so under the law.  They are law-abiding,   conscientious, they truly do care about others.  This is the group that gives to charity, volunteers, and steps up when needed.  


I am in group 2, and I think that is why they fear me.  I am different from the way they are; I think differently, have different goals and objectives and worst of all, I want to live under the Constitutional Republic that our Founding Fathers formed for us; they do not want that and are determined to destroy what we have.  


They may act as they fear me but in truth, they do not fear, their actions are a derivative of anger and disdain, they are bold, relentless, and unforgiving.    They will continue to shout and riot, destroy, and breed chaos until they are STOPPED. 


We can either continue to shrink away from their assaults and attacks or we can stand tall and force the issues of goodness and forgiveness and charity under the law until they have no fight left.  If we fail in this, we fail completely.


This election is perhaps the harbinger of things to come.  Either we stay the course with Trump, help him in his fight to drain the swamp, refuse to give in to their demands, or we sit back and just let it happen.  Whatever happens, however, is not a choice I think we should adopt, as it will cause that fundamental change to America, leaving America, America in name only.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

IT IS TIME FOR A CHANGE !

Governor Newsom, it is so easy to blame Global Warming on the devastation caused by these fires.  It is so easy to blame others for your horrendous mistakes in managing this state.  I can say the same of the leaders in Oregon and Washington.   Your duty, your primary responsibility is to manage the resources of California for the sole purpose of enhancing the lives of its citizens.

Your failure and the failure of your predecessors have not only risked our lives but have endangered countless wild species and loss of habitat, and the associated beauty lost because of your ignorant pursuit of power. 

I call on you to resign, immediately and let others more capable of dressing our forests, maintaining our lands, and managing our precious resources, so what we have can be improved upon, not just forgotten in-between disasters. We deserve more from those that lead us than what we have endured under your leadership and those who follow your ideological designs. 



Riots, fires, uncontrolled homelessness, COVID hysteria, impacted traffic on virtually every highway, stifling regulations and taxes that impact every facet of our lives. 

California is out of control and it is obvious you do not understand



how to bring it back to what it once was and could be again.