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.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Corona virus vs Liberty

What I don’t understand: 

Coronavirus panic sends stocks tumbling: Political Cartoons ...I have a fairly good idea of what has happened and what we’re doing about it, but what I don’t understand is why we are acting like this is the end of the world?

When you look at the numbers, statistics and compare today's numbers with the past SARS, H1N1, Ebola, AIDS, Flu, The Plague, etc… we have always faced threats and we will face many more in the future but what I don’t understand is the reaction the world has taken? 

Most of the world have sacrificed their economies, closing huge sections of our world hoping to decrease the effects of this one particular threat. 

What I don’t understand is what happens next year if the same plague rears its ugly head?  Do we again shut down and hide, do we stop our lives hoping to save our lives?  And what about the other threats that we now ignore because we have grown used to them?  Drug deaths each year.  Abortions, deaths from heart disease, traffic accidents… I can go on and on, none of these seems to have the same effect on our daily life but with the coronavirus we are hunkered down in total fear of our neighbors and even of the air they breathe.

It’s been speculated that we will face 100,000 Deaths from this year’s Corona Virus with those infected as high as 45,000,000 but the point of living this life is overcoming the challenges that face us and not hiding away and hoping that threats pass us by.

Even if this threat is as grave as it has been presented and even if we are forced to face this challenge by changing our lives, I am not one who wants to risk my liberty in the process.

What I don’t understand is the ease by which so many are so willing to forsake and give up the freedoms we have been given in the face of the unknowns before us?  Why do we have those freedoms in the first place if they can be so easily forfeit and forsaken?

We may be on the verge of a yearly scourge so debilitating that we must change our lives.  I will change my life, but those changes are for me to make for myself.

When I was diagnosed with Cancer (polycythemia Vera) I had to change my life, it was not a choice.  I had to resign from my position with a local school district; I had to change how I eat and take medication every day if I wanted to prolong my life.  I had to make the choices to live, but I never had to negotiate my liberties.   I know it's not the same thing but there are similarities.  I could have faltered in fear and given up, letting death take me early without the fight to save what I have.

I fear that our liberties are slipping away with each passing day as we succumb to the fears of the unknown plague.  We are more content to listen to the dribbles of those in the media without considering how we can be pragmatic, helpful to others, safe and at the same time remaining free by making good choices based on logical decisions that keep us safe but allows the economies of the world to move forward.

Maybe we have to separate ourselves but the risk to us all, if the economy fails, will be far greater than the disaster of another great depression or even worse.  2 Trillion Dollars have been spent in a desperate attempt to soften the effects of the coronavirus but no one really knows how long it will take before it subsides or if it will continue.  Are we going to give 2 trillion next year?  Or will it be more?

If a business wants to stay open, let them take the risk and make the choices that fit their needs and the needs of their customers and employees.  Take their temperature, stay 6 ft apart, take out instead of sit in, but if we let fear drive our decisions, then we all suffer a greater threat than the one we currently have.

What we risk is a worldwide depression that could have devastating consequences far greater than the current problems.  Millions could die from starvation, disease and millions more will flock to socialistic like governments that promise the world but give only enough to barely survive.  Losing liberty and freedoms, losing freedom of speech and freedom to associate and congregate and the freedom to worship. 

I do not agree with the 2 Trillion give away.  There was no reason to close the backbone of the American Economy, the small businesses.  Good leadership should have and still could instruct us how to live safely and economically and how to move forward with confidence that we could be victorious over this current worldwide plague.

Be smart, act with kindness and never give up your liberties and freedoms.