Monday, May 23, 2016

Conundrum

 Free people are not equal.  Equal people are not free.  (Think this one over and over…makes sense!)      

"A gun is like a parachute.  If you need one, and don't have one, you'll probably never need one again."  

The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing.  

Here are six Conundrums of socialism in the United States of America :    

1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized.      

2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims.      

3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government.      

4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer.      

5. The poor keep getting poorer - yet they have things that people in other countries only dream about.      

6. They have things that people in other countries only dream about - yet they want America to be more like those other countries.      

Think about it! And that, my friends, pretty much sums up the USA in the 21st Century.      Makes you wonder who is doing the math.      

    These three short sentences tell you a lot about the direction of our current government and cultural environment:      

1. We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics.      

Funny how that works.  And here's another one worth considering…      

2. Seems we constantly hear about how Social Security is going to run out of money. But we never hear about welfare or food stamps running out of money   !     What's interesting is the first group "worked for" their money, but the second didn't.      

Think about it.....and Last but not least   :      

3. Why are we cutting benefits for our veterans, no pay raises for our military and cutting our army to a level lower than before WWII, but we are not stopping or even cutting the payments or benefits to illegal aliens.  

Am I the only one missing something?  

Waddy Moffets

"If you do not take an interest in the affairs of your government, then you are doomed to live under the rule of fools." – Plato  

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Going To The Bathroom

My guess is that Donald doesn't use all that many public toilets, but if he thinks there has been so little trouble so far, just wait. We all may be wading in it to our ankles soon enough.

Donald, like many of us, may not embrace the idea of discretionary restrooms and showers, but we tend to give people the benefit of the doubt. The reality of our situation is however different from our idealized perceptions. What was a rare occurrence will now become demonstrable, just as we have seen with most of these type issues. They will be lining up to see exactly how far they can push this. It is not about tolerance or even acceptance. It is about forced capitulation, a demand that we surrender our values for theirs...under penalty of law.

Europeans were proud in their values of tolerance and acceptance and obviously bent over backwards to not only accommodate extremely diverse cultures, but embrace them. In return they now find their good will as an on ramp for immigrants to flood into their countries and demand not only acceptance or even embrace, but dominion over their hosts.

This is why the world has not evolved into an empathetic and loving world, but one of suspicion and distrust of those who do not share their values. In a real world no one wants to be equal. They will say they do if they perceive they are less than equal, but equality is never enough. Species seek dominion over their surroundings and especially those they see as competitors. This is what we call "racism", and it exists for a reason. Real racism is the belief that your kind are superior to others and while many will see this as hatefully, it is also demonstrably true in many cases for many factors. If we win a race, we feel superior and have proven it so, but this doesn't mean we want those whom we just outran dead or enslaved. Progressives use the term racism to infer that one group wants to do another harm when in reality most do not. They simply want to succeed, and will resist and work to defeat those who they see as deterring that success. Cells of our body that resist the invasion of foreign cells are racist in nature. They actually put their welfare ahead of others. The ultimate hate crime. And to think I wouldn't want a 200lb man with a boner in my daughter's school shower. What a hater I am!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Year Later (Review)

(Originally published: March 4, 2015)

Slouching Toward Extinction

With all the Cheers and Jeers of C-PAC 2015 fading into Yesterday’s News, let us carpe the diem to add to the growing list of oxymoronic fantasies in desperate need of extinction, a term heard early and often whenever conservatives and libertarians congregate: “Limited Government”. Like “settled science”, the Tooth Fairy and Honest Politicians, not only is there no such thing, there never has been.

The utter nonsense that a piece of parchment, even inscribed with swell ideas, can successfully “limit” the Leviathan, i.e. Big Government has been proven ludicrous for 226 years; considerably longer if we include all recorded human history. Like Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, the Bush and Obama administrations brought to life Government as “a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” Constitutional “protection” of our natural rights from Government trampling has morphed from an American ideal fortified by the Rule of Law into a Bad Joke inflicted by the increasing immorality inherent in the leaders of a crumbling empire; a tragedy being acted out in the daily news to an audience that only craves bread and circuses. And cute Budweiser commercials.

Monday, April 18, 2016

How it happened...

I was not born an anarchist. Like everyone else of my time and place I was born into a culture pervaded by statism and unquestioning acceptance of the state’s existence and of most if not all of its activities, including, of course, its blessed wars. I did not become an anarchist later because of an encounter, whether personal or literary, in which I suddenly saw the light. I had no Pauline road-to-Damascus experience. Instead, anarchism crept up on me, almost against my will, because I understood full-well that adopting such an ideology would entail my colleague’s, friends’, and relatives’ consignment of me to the lunatic fringe. Besides, as a well-trained social scientist, I was familiar with a variety of objections and challenges to anarchism having to do with both its desirability and its feasibility.
Eventually, however, little by little I seamlessly made the transition to anarchism as my adopted ideology, completing my journey perhaps fifteen or twenty years ago. This outcome occurred not because I had found leading expositions of the doctrine compelling. I had read Murray Rothbard’s “For a New Liberty” and David Friedman’s “The Machinery of Freedom," but neither persuaded me to make the leap. Nor did any of the other works along similar lines that I read. I understood, of course, that states perform many actions that they ought not to perform and that they perform actions that might be desirable very badly – after all, economic history and political economy were my research and teaching specialties. But, for me, concluding that states ought not to exist at all required a more compelling reason.
What finally pushed me over the brink had little to do with pondering the glories that had sprung or someday might spring from the operation of a stateless social order. I was not so much drawn to statelessness as I was revolted by the state. After decades of dealing with, researching, writing about, and consulting in regard to the state, learning more and more about what states actually do and how they actually do it, I was completely disgusted by the putrid pretense of their foundational justifications, by the sheer fraudulence of what they purport to be doing and how they purport to be doing it, by the moral impudence with which state leaders and functionaries treat the human beings subject to their control as if those persons were nothing but soft clay figurines to be squeezed into new shapes and pushed here and there on the state’s chess board. Most of all, I was repelled by the psychotic, steely-eyed indifference with which state leaders and functionaries slaughter innocent people abroad by the millions and ruin the lives of their own subjects by the scores of millions for no decent reason whatsoever (e.g., the war on drugs).
Yes, I came to understand why state activities so generally fail to achieve their ostensible objectives but, more important, I also came to understand that the ostensible objectives are generally mere window dressing for the actual objectives the state leaders and their chief supporters and running dogs seek, which boil down in nearly all cases to transferring enormous amounts of income and wealth to persons the state favors and to bullying nearly everyone outside the state’s inner sanctum for the simple pleasure of pushing them around. Having repeatedly opened up the cesspool that is the state and witnessed its stinking contents, I no longer wanted anything to do with it, and my allegiance to it evaporated once and for all.
None of this matters in the least so far as the state’s devotion to taxing and bullying me is concerned. But I take some solace in the fact that however subject my body and my bank account may be to the dictates of the evil creatures who preside over the vile institutions that form the state, my soul no longer belongs to them. I wish they would resign, make all feasible restitution to those they have wronged, and seek honest employment, but until they do so, they can, so far as I care, go straight to hell.

h/t R. Higgs

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quotes From Other Folks Vol.7

Presenting the latest crop of quotes harvested from free range Internet denizens on Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Social Media. From the Righteous to the Ridiculous, Insightful to Insane, Visionary to Myopic and Genius to Jerk, prepare to be appalled, amazed and amused. You might even see one of yours….!

Quote of the Week:

Luck ‏- Twitter
Feel bad for the #UNC Seniors. Leaving without both a championship or literacy skills.

And these…

You can't argue or debate with ignorance. Ann Nonnymus

If that is what passes for your “thinking”, you are indeed a weapon of self- destruction. – BW - FB

The blatherings of John Kasich could make an onion cry.
Buttocks Awry - FB

Getting University Types with Impressive Initials attached to their names to write brainy-sounding endorsements, objections, rationalizations in support of one side or the other is one of the oldest trysts in the book. BW - FB

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others. Ambrose Bierce

The morbid obesity of your naiveté constricts the circulation necessary to think. BW-FB

.."life" does not require professional healthcare, as proven by millions of years of evolution. "liberty" does not require government mandates to buy things I don't want. "happiness" is being able to make my own decisions for myself, not have them dictated by government panels determining how much (or if) to spend on my healthcare. LNS

America does not have a voter ID problem it has a voter IQ problem.

John Kasich - smartest man in the room…if he is the only one is in the room.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

The Picture Is Coming Into Focus

From my blog entry Dec. 29, 2015 “2016 Predictions”:

My third prediction is we will not have an election next year. Between New Year’s Day and Election Day, the president will declare martial law. With the Constitution suspended, the presidential election will be on hold until further notice.

– Observing Obama through the campaign and into his administration, it quickly became obvious - to me anyway, this is a guy who wants to be Emperor, a King, Dictator for life. He was going to have to be dragged him out kicking and screaming - or carried out feet first. Whatever the case, he does not intend to go gently into that Good Night of former president-hood.

How will this happen?


Well, that was a problem. It takes a lotta guts, an absence of brains or an abundance of concern for the future of Freedom to make public predictions that not just challenge the popular narrative but even contradict the current paradigm. Look what happened to otherwise admired, intelligent people who didn’t swallow the Kennedy Assassination, Vince Foster’s “suicide”, TWA Flt 800, the Obama “birth certificate”, 9/11, Benghazi – all summarily lumped in with Big Foot, Roswell and Michelle Is A Man.

Playing Soothsayer, I couldn’t see a clear, definitive “pathway” at the time but current events this past week have now provided a basis for solid conjecture. Indeed, that’s all it can be until I get some new tea leaves or the parts come in for my malfunctioning crystal ball. So here goes:

In the non-stop Punditry Analysis of the Trump phenom, Anger has been tagged as the prime culprit. Turns out – for a change – the Talking Heads and Blow-Dried Set got it right. The anger at all levels of American society is so deep, so white-hot along with the fear of losing Pensions and Government Freebies to saving the Establishment Suite on the “DC-Wall St” Gravy Train, it has and will continue to produce greater anger, fear and panic. This will inexorably lead to more violent confrontations between the camps: Trump’s “Army”, People for Bernie (complete with Soros/MoveOn financing), Hillary’s Special Forces of Favored Minorities (BLM/New Black Panthers, LGBTs and other Victims Groups). After shutting down a big Trump Chicago rally, various groups are currently preparing for a summer of confrontations, sit-ins in Congress and other fun stuff from DC to Philly to NYC to Cleveland and dense population centers in-between.

This would not be difficult to pull off. On all sides, “the people” are mega-pissed at the Establishment and/or “the System” rigged against them. Listen to the in-your-face condescension dripping from Curly Haugland, RNC Committee member and GOP Establishment Big Wig telling everyone their vote doesn’t count for squat, that they,the RNC that makes the rules say who the Nominee will be, not you naïve, misinformed schlubs voters: (MSNBC). More fuel: Trump/Cruz Vow To Barricade Kasaich From Convention.

No need to list the cornucopia of flash points littering the American political landscape, just remember that old Lay’s potato chip ad: “Bet you can’t eat just one.” In this metaphor, with instant communications via InstaGrams, Twitters and Tweets, Facebook, the whole matrix of the Social Media mélange, it doesn’t take a Steven King imagination to come up with “just one”; many more destructive scenarios easily come to mind.

And when good old roughhouse “ruckus” morphs into financially fueled co-ordinated “chaos”, it’s just a matter of nanoseconds before the gunplay begins.

Conbsider: After a tumultuous GOP Convention, confrontations will have become so wide-spread, frequent and increasingly violent, Obama will appear on prime time TV to announce he cannot permit Election Day to take place as Constitutionally required. Voting places would likely be scenes of carnage and destruction, “veritable war zones”. What’s a President to do? Declare Martial Law and the Suspension of the Constitution. Just for a little while, you see….until “things” (and those Republican ruffians) calm down, law and order is restored, a “sensible” GOP candidate is put forth and a new Election Day scheduled…of course, these are uncharted waters…it could more time than anticipated because…well…you know how “they” are…So I will Do The Right Thing…for our children, for our National Security, for America….

Not possible! Why not? Because this is America! Because nothing like this has happened here before! Because the Government wouldn’t allo….

And they said Trump wouldn’t win either.

Check some of that American History not being taught in the Government Training Camps called “public schools”. Then get back to me…

The Blood-Drenched Monster

"One cannot love what America once was and love what it has become. A revolution, peaceful or otherwise, that does not put America’s redemption at the forefront of its aspirations is a revolution not worth fighting."

Why not?

Read the Excellent Robert Gore piece here