Thursday, September 24, 2015

Clowning Around

 Of the many accusations thrown at the Obama administration: Incompetence, Brilliant, Stupid, Evil, Clowns, “clowns” may be the most misleading.

The Obama administration is deadly serious. It’s made excellent progress on achieving all of its goals. Calling them clowns leads to a state of denial that (a) minimizes the significance of what they have accomplished, (b) underestimates their focus and discipline which is superb, and (c) distracts one from anticipating what they will do next.

Their methods are ingenious and should be carefully studied. They thoroughly abuse the pre-existing structures of responsible governance which creates an appearance of incompetence while completely undermining the institutions of the republic. When the structure cannot be abused, it is simply hollowed out (ICE). When the structure cannot be abused or eviscerated to accomplish a goal, it is ignored, and extra-legal and extra-governmental avenues are employed (a la Fast and Furious). With respect to the latter, I’m confident that for every F&F that has been uncovered, there are half a dozen operations like that have gone undiscovered thanks to a complete and utter absence of any investigative media outside of the blogosphere which is of course a marginal substitute for a professional media that does its job properly. Add to that, no reaction came from the BATFE until after the death of agent Brian Terry; F&F moved right along in its illegality until “one of their own” was killed. Then and only then did an appropriate reaction take place from agents, not the Administration and certainly not Atty Gen Holder.

Bureaucracies are amoral entities; they exist only to sustain themselves. The kind of people that are attracted to bureaucracy are motivated largely by two things: position, and pension. Taking a moral stand puts both of those objectives in mortal jeopardy; therefore, the bureaucrat becomes morally unreliable. An amoral entity staffed by morally unreliable actors is dependably immoral. Worse, the larger a bureaucracy gets, the less an individual bureaucrat can personally affect its course of action; an overwhelming sense of helplessness results, compounding the problem. When sociopaths and psychopaths get control of a bureaucracy, the worst happens. Given that today’s world is almost 100% controlled by giant corporate and government bureaucracies, can we be surprised at the results?

The Obama administration has been ingenious in thoroughly co-opting, undermining, subverting, or working around both governmental and corporate bureaucratic structures in order to perpetrate their schemes. They have accomplished this with minimal violence and disturbance, and even more remarkably, with hardly anyone really noticing how efficiently they’ve done their work. Violence and chaos will ensue, but largely after their work has been accomplished– which is a pretty remarkable way to run a revolution

Stop Complaining; Life Isn't Fair


We don’t need to wake people up. Enough people are already awake. What needs to happen now is that those people who are awake become motivated, determined and carry out their duty to act against the enemy. We don’t need more dispiriting, defeatist voices. We need voices that inspire and speak of the good and beautiful things like duty, heroism and sacrifice.
A lot of noise is made about the violent nature of Muslims and urban black culture. Whites think that pointing out that blacks are dysfunctional and commit a disproportionate amount of rape and violent crime is a victory of some sort. It’s not. It’s an admission of weakness. You’re admitting that blacks and Muslims ruin your countries and that you do nothing about it. That is weakness.
Stop signing useless petitions. Stop begging politicians to save you. Stop talking about how immigrants are living on your taxes. Stop talking about how immigrants are violent rapists. Stop obsessing about the differences between a migrant and a refugee. Stop talking about how blacks are the real racists. Stop talking like a victim. Life isn’t fair. Stop crying and do something about it.
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Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Judge and the Pope

My friend and "Judging Freedom" colleague Judge Andrew Napolitano speaks openly about Pope Francis, his visit to the US and his traditionalist Catholicism vs a "Marxist" Pope...

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

On "running for President"

 "Who is best qualified to be President?"
How does one become "qualified" to oversee the coercive micromanaging of the lives of several hundred million people? One doesn't. Ever. Yet in the coming weeks you will hear all sorts of talking heads giving their asinine opinions about who is "qualified" to violently rule the world. Not only is it impossible for anyone to have the moral right to control millions of others, but the idea that some set of "qualifications" could make it a good idea to let someone make choices for everyone else is just stupid. For example, what does one have to do to be "qualified" to make all of YOUR choices for you, to run your life for you, and to hurt you if you don't cooperate? Is there some special college degree or work experience that equips someone for that? 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Conundrum 2106

In next year’s Republican Presidential primaries, voters will be dealing with something new: a real choice! Not just among the crowded field of candidates but the most varied group of individuals we’ve seen in some peoples’ lifetimes: veterans of the Inside-The-Beltway political machine, New Kids on the Block and, most uniquely, serious candidates with virtually zero experience in “elected office”.

And therein lies the conundrum. Voters are facing the conflicting cry of “No more Washington Insiders!” and in the same breath, criticizing the “private sector” choices as “never having held political office”. At this writing, business and entertainment magnet, Donald Trump is the dominant leader – with no political experience. Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is in second place never having held political office. Coming up on the outside, Carly Fiorina, former HP biggie, comes closest having unsuccessfully run a 2010 Senate campaign against Barbara Boxer.

Are voters perplexed? Stymied. Confused? Hardly. It’s 14 months to Election Day; 6 months until the first (Iowa) primary (actually, a closed caucus) then 6 months of more-of-the-same, hop-scotching around the country. As tempus fugits, (conscientious) voters will get a clear understanding of Who stands for What (so they say).

So who’s beating the drum for the Big Conundrum: Experienced but rivialed “establishment” politicians who know their way around The Logic Free Zone or inexperienced newbies with business savvy who can fund their own campaigns? The Mainstream Media, that’s who! Recall the Washington Post survey revealing the majority of “journalists” were…Democrats!? While 2013 saw a “sudden” shift to “Independent” among the 4th Estaters, the D’s still outnumber the R’s 3 to 1.

What’s the significance? Liberals don’t understand Business, independent thought, individual responsibility, initiative, entrepreneurialism – FREEDOM! They are Liberals who are also Collectivists who believe Government is the source from which all blessings flow; the Big Brother and Nanny State required to protect us from ourselves. Of course they cannot comprehend the rogue conduct of a Trump, the honest humility of a world-famous surgeon or the straight talk of a former super-exec, all of whom have an arsenal of experience that can blast through the Poli-Babble of the Professional Pol. (Rand Paul may be a partial exception).

As the Silly Season continues, watch who has the arched eyebrows when the Blow-Dried Set assembles to parse the Mystery of the Outsiders and their continuing success(es) along the way.

And don’t forget the popcorn!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Now for something really different

Even with the rest of the world in some stage of social, political and economic turmoil, some good news seeps out occasionally....

"The group,  consisting of scientists from the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne and Monash University have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics.  They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient."

Remarkable article here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Married by the Government

Need even more proof of the horrors that result when "Government is here to help"?

Andrew Syrios pens a few informative paragraphs about the history of Government's destructive incursions into the "institution" of marriage. Regardless of the outcome of the Kim Davis/KY marriage license case now pending, Government involvement in marriage - and all other aspects of human existence - is again proven to be tragic and destructive to individuals and Liberty.

"Government has damaged marriage at every step of the way. Indeed it is time to get government “out of the marriage business altogether.”

An Unhappy Union: Marriage and the State