The American Dream

11/30/2018

Eugene Ionesco once said that, “Ideologies separate us.  Dreams and anguish bring us together.” That was once true, but I challenge if it is still true today.  Just like Martin Luther King, you have to have a dream.  That dream, of course, was The American Dream…and that dream may well be dying.

As I mentioned in a recent post, Americans of all stripes fought together side-by-side in two world wars because they had a dream.  It was a dream of freedom, to be lived in a country (America) that cherished individual liberty.  It was a dream that almost everyone shared and so our differences were secondary. We could coexist with all of our imperfections, our biases and our differences in cultural values.

However, today, many people no longer have that same dream.  They would rather destroy what we have and start over.  They want to “fundamentally transform” America.  The problem, though, is that their vision is for a country where They get to impose their ideology and their values on the rest.  However, you will never know that is their objective. You will only hear that They represent you, the people, against the establishment.  However, the problem is that They are the establishment.  They are the 1%.

You need to understand the propaganda that’s used to convince people to vote them into power. So, when They ask you to join The Resistance to bring down the establishment, what They are really saying is that They want to remain in power only without being encumbered with the chains of a Republic.  The only rule of law would then be their rule of law.  There would be a new Golden Rule (i.e. he who has the most gold rules).

When They ask you to eradicate the white race, what They are really saying is that They want the white race marginalized so that it can not compete with them for power…for They are the establishment, They are the elite (mostly, the white race).

In the course of human affairs, revolutions are a fact of life, maybe, in some cases, even a necessity. After all, that’s how we wound up with America in the first place.  However, beware of those offering a new form of government where everyone will get their needs met (like, say, free healthcare for everyone).  There is no system that can provide everything to everyone. History has shown that our current form of government is the only one that can endure and prosper over time. The great political thinkers understood that.  Here’s a sample of what some of them said:

 

“When people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the Republic”.  – Benjamin Franklin

“The state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”  – Frederic Bastiat

“The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”           – Margaret Thatcher

        “The goal of socialism is communism.”  – Vladimir Lenin

 

Epilogue

There is a reason why the middle class is disappearing in America.  It’s not an accident. The middle class is being intentionally destroyed because it is the only group of people that will insist upon maintaining civil liberties.  Everyone else will simply insist on having others (read: the government) support them. You see, most of the middle class believes in The American Dream.

 

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You asked, so here it is. Pictures of the recent wildfire in Northern California reveal that the town of Paradise, California was incinerated. It was not burned to the ground, it was incinerated. The town looks like a war zone.

There was nothing left of the structures in a town that was devastated by what the media is calling a forest fire.  Absolutely nothing. The town, itself, was nestled in a forest and there were many trees ringing nearly every home.  The homes were literally melted to the ground, metal and all. However, the trees were virtually untouched…and they call that a forest fire?  What I call it is impossible since a natural fire would never burn like that.

Many people died in the fire, perhaps as many as 1,000. Where’s the public outrage? Where?  I can only surmise that the media has been told not to talk about directed energy weapons.  I guess it’s one of those dirty little secrets that the public is not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

Yes, I’m finally back home after having been evacuated because of one of the California wildfires.  What a relief.  What most people don’t realize, though, is that both of the major California wildfires started on a property owned by Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E).  Two wildfires with a similar origin.  What are the odds? Further, a law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown earlier this year effectively limits how much in damages PG&E can be assessed. How did they know about the coming fires? Just convenient timing, I guess.  Never mind that the fire in Southern California started near the site of the biggest nuclear accident in U. S. history, one that very few people have ever heard of.  The site has never been cleaned up and today still poses a serious health risk for local residents.  Now, the recent wildfire has spread the toxic chemicals and nuclear waste which were located on that site. The actions of Governor Brown show that he is more interested in advancing Agenda 21 and high-speed rail systems than public safety. Thanks Gov. for the exploding smart meters and the coming eminent domain.

Of course, the wildfires are just one of the many strange things that are occurring now on almost a daily basis. For example, identity politics is destroying the very fabric of society and most people either don’t get it or don’t care, or worse yet are all for it because the rhetoric advances their own personal agenda.  You know things are really bad when racists call others racist to deflect from their own bad behavior. Or how about calling a Jewish person, wearing a yarmulke, a Nazi? Perhaps, you, yourself, have even been subjected to some kind of social targeting so you understand firsthand what I’m talking about.

The world is going through a change, of sorts; some would even call it the End Times. While it’s not the end of the world, it is the end of an era.  When historians look back on these times, I’m sure that they will give a name to it. What I see is that one of the things that defines what is happening is that it is a time of disclosure – and more disclosure is coming – much more.

The disclosures will be unsettling for most people as the truth can be 180 degrees from what they believe.  So, they will initially resist any new paradigm. Arthur Schopenhauer called it the Three Stages of Truth.  He put it this way: “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”  We seem to be in the second stage at the moment.

The disclosures will cover all facets of human activity on the planet.  Many of the disclosures will be unpleasant topics, things that we’ve tried to suppress from our own awareness; things like pedophilia, human trafficking and government corruption. Yes, there was a “Russian collusion” (of sorts) but it was the opposite of what you may have been led to believe. Julian Assange might well clear this up yet. This is truly the age when up is down, good is bad and stupid is smart. So, be prepared for more shocks to the system.

You may be wondering why disclosure is about to happen at this time.  Why now?  Why didn’t it happen earlier, you might ask?  It’s a fair question, even if you didn’t ask it.  The overly simplistic answer is that people have to be ready for the truth.  There has to be a reasonable number of people who can process what might be a total change in their belief systems.  After all, there is no reason to teach advanced mathematics to a bunch of ten-year-olds.

So, welcome to the age of disclosure. The disclosures are in essence dirty little secrets that you previously weren’t supposed to know about…but, now, you’ll know. One caveat, though. Not everyone wants you to know the truth.  It benefits those who seek to control others to keep the masses asleep. So, mixed in with the disclosures will be a heavy dose of disinformation. Therefore, caveat emptor.

 

“If the American people knew what we have done, they would string us up from the lamp posts.”  – George H.W. Bush

I was recently asked about a theory from ten years ago, or so. That is, the theory about the holographic Shroud of Turin. All I have to say is: Holy holograms, Batman.

The theory is the brainchild of one Isabel Piczek, a Hungarian theoretical physicist, who is now deceased. Piczek believed that the image of Jesus on the Shroud of Turin (assuming that it is even Jesus) was a quantum holographic projection as Jesus was undergoing the process of the Resurrection. As Piczek put it, “The entire Resurrection process is akin to the Big Bang creation of the universe when something was created from nothing.” Ergo, there was no gravity, no time, no space. In other words, the laws of physics did not apply.

So, can this theory possibly be true?  Well, one can’t completely rule it out because there isn’t any scientific way to disprove it, or prove it either for that matter. Yes, if one believes that Jesus was a real person, and yes, if you believe that the Shroud of Turin was the actual burial cloth that Jesus was wrapped in and, yes, if you believe that Jesus was resurrected and, yes, if you buy into Piczek’s science…then, maybe.

The problem is that Piczek tries to support her theory with science that, while interesting,  is far from proven and her explanation is incomplete, at best.  The larger truth is that we may exist in a holographic universe. As Michael Talbot explained in his book, The Holographic Universe,  “Our brains mathematically construct objective reality by interpreting frequencies that are ultimately projections from another dimension, a deeper order of existence that is beyond both space and time:  The brain is a hologram folded in a holographic universe!”

Piczek’s conclusion is a real leap of faith; that is, the holographic Shroud proves that Jesus rose from the dead! Piczek really needs to incorporate the fact that the Shroud, if it’s holographic, is folded in a holographic universe.  That is, everything is holographic, including us!  And holograms are not real, at least not in the way that we perceive the universe around us.  That’s because holographic theory suggests that we exist in a simulated reality.

What’s more, death does not exist in a holographic universe.  As Einstein famously said, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” So, death is simply the process of energy changing from a physical form to a non-physical form.  You still exist; just not in this three-dimensional universe.

So, there you have it: the good, the bad and the holographic.  Under these circumstances, does it really matter if Jesus was resurrected or not? Perhaps he was rather a time traveler from the future or perhaps someone just beamed him up (like Scotty).  Only God knows for sure and I haven’t seen any tweets from him in over three thousand years.

 

“Man experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.”  – Albert Einstein

 

 

So, some people didn’t believe me when I said in my last post that globalism and populism cannot co-exist.  Enter Emmanuel Macron.

As world leaders gathered in Paris to pay homage to the heroes of World War I, Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, stepped front and center and turned the event into a political football game by saying, “Nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”  What exactly did he mean by that anyway?

Well, first let’s check out the definitions of those two terms. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines patriotism as love for or devotion to one’s country and nationalism as loyalty and devotion to a nation.  So, the two definitions are virtually identical, although usage of the two words can be slightly different.  For example, Charles de Gaulle once said that,“Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate of people other than your own comes first.”

Why the wordplay or is this just another example of political correctness?  Well, to know that you have to first understand the worldview of the speaker and the audience he is speaking to. The speaker, in this case, was Emmanuel Macron and his country had previously abdicated its sovereignty to the European Union, not unlike how the French abdicated to Nazi Germany during World War II. Of course, President Trump was also in the audience as well and Macron’s remarks were certainly a rebuke of Trump’s “America First” policies which have been undercutting France, and, for that matter, the entire European Union.

Aside: As Macron told his audience, mostly European leaders, they have a responsibility to defend the legacy of world peace. More wordplay, as he actually meant world order, as in their world order.

The backdrop behind Macron’s remarks is the rise in populism, especially in Europe, and it has been upsetting the established order as populist countries turn to protecting their own interests first before the interests of the European Union.  Now, that’s patriotism to me.  As for Macron, himself, he is losing in the French polls to the populists similar to what’s already happened in Hungary, Poland and Italy, to name a few.

Accordingly, nation-states have become the enemy of globalism, simply because they put their own country first.  They are rejecting Macron’s call for open borders and the mass immigration that would follow it and destroy them all.  While there are certainly other political differences between globalism and populism, open borders really illustrates why the two sides cannot co-exist. Simply put, nation-states cease to exist without borders. The globalists are hell-bent on getting open borders, both here and abroad as open borders spells the end of nation-states (that is, they would lose their sovereignty).

Now you know why nation-states are the enemy… at least as far as the globalists are concerned.

 

Epilogue

In any event, it appears that after the upcoming French elections Macron will be out of a job unless, of course, the globalists let him run the United Nations. Some people have even gone so far as to suggest that we can save the world by letting the United Nations be in charge. In that case, Macron would even run our country as well.  Maybe, then he would just invite in another 600 million immigrants or so.  It would be the humanitarian thing to do according to him.  Nancy Pelosi would love that, no doubt, and she could still be Speaker of the House (albeit for a country which no longer has any sovereignty).

 

“[The] nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.”  – Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was watching an interview with a political commentator recently and one of the topics was a possible future reconciliation/accommodation between the political left and the political right.  Not sure why this topic was terribly relevant just prior to the mid-term elections so maybe they just ran out of things to talk about.  Unlikely, right?

Putting aside the question of relevance, I’d like to talk about why and how there could ever be a reconciliation between the left and right.  Granted, most people are probably unhappy with the current state of affairs. Nevertheless, I would argue that getting the two sides to agree on anything would be like asking atheists and deists to agree as to whether or not God exists.

To begin with, liberals and conservatives have never liked each other, not even a little bit.  The difference in the past was at least they somewhat tolerated each other, with the party on the outs hoping all the while to get back in power.  Ever since the election of Trump, however, the two sides have been at each other’s throat. Putting aside for the moment how we got here, the question is how do we return to a saner environment?  Certainly, Hillary Clinton saying that civility can return only after the Democrats regain power did not help.  Nor did it help when Nancy Pelosi recently said that there would be collateral damage for those who did not agree with the Democratic Party agenda.

While liberals and conservatives have never been exactly bosom buddies, they have had, in the past, some important things in common.  For example, both sides were for the most part patriotic, with an appreciation of what made America great.  Both sides went off to fight (to presumably defend freedom) in two world wars with many giving up their lives for the cause.

However, somewhere along the line, patriotism became a dirty word, for some.  Somewhere along the line, free speech became only a right for those who could shout down opposing viewpoints.  Somewhere along the line, violence was rationalized as being okay if it were in “self-defense” of their own belief systems.  As irrational as those points of view are, at least to some, those same points of view are quite permissible to others.  How did we ever get to this point?

I have been a spectator standing on the political sidelines for most of my adult life.  Perhaps, that’s why I have what I think is a somewhat different perspective on what is happening.  In my opinion, what has been playing out on the stage of American politics can be seen more clearly against the backdrop of world politics (globalism vs. populism). More to the point, a wave of nationalism has in the last few years upset the monopoly of world governments by the elite. Countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Austria and very recently Brazil now have populist governments.

The wave of populism may well have carried Donald Trump into power as well.  Trump promised exactly the same thing that Barack Obama did eight years earlier (hope and change). That formula obviously really sells politically.  However, Trump’s election was almost completely unexpected in all quarters. Prior to that, the Democrats had been in power for sixteen years and had already counted on another eight years under Hillary Clinton.  It was not to be, though, and the reaction to the election loss has led to the near civil war that we are experiencing today.

The tipping point, in what I refer to as the war between two worlds, is that the left was poised to move the country further left politically if Hillary had been elected. Much further left.  I believe that can be borne out by the extreme left-wing rhetoric, violence and protests which have characterized the last two years, all of which has culminated in the rise to prominence of a new type of Democractic political superstar; namely Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Andrew Gillum and Beto O’Rourke. Their brand of politics would create a nation without borders, a nation which would protect the interests of would-be immigrants over the interests of citizens (including previous immigrants). That brand of politics only fits the globalist model.

An article on Zero Hedge today also discussed a call for unity between the warring parties. They recommended that an uneasy co-existence of respectful disunity is the only way forward. I disagree. There is no way forward. Simply put: something has to give. As I’ve said before, globalism and populism are mutually exclusive political belief systems.  They can’t co-exist.  America can either become the new Sweden, with everything that implies, or it can try to return to its roots (both culturally and politically). It’s probably time to choose.

“Look at the tyranny of party — at what is called party allegiance, party loyalty — a snare invented by designing men for selfish purposes — and which turns voters into chattles, slaves, rabbits, and all the while their masters, and they themselves are shouting rubbish about liberty, independence, freedom of opinion, freedom of speech, honestly unconscious of the fantastic contradiction….”  –  Mark Twain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Economic Armageddon

11/02/2018

If you’re living in a little bubble somewhere in the middle of nowhere, U.S.A., you, no doubt, have little to no idea what is going on in the outside world.  Therefore, let’s take a brief look outside the cocoon, as painful though as it may be:

  • Venezuela – Third world nation status. Economy and socialistic system has totally disintegrated.
  • Greece – Worst economy in the Eurozone. Leftist government has the country in ruins.
  • Russia – Falling oil prices a disaster for Putin.
  • Iran – The mullahs struggling to survive. U.S. has terminated the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed sanctions.
  • South Africa – Everything that could go wrong…pretty much has.

Then, of course, there’s Spain, Argentina and Turkey – turkeys, one and all (no pun intended).

Politically, Brexit is a disaster for both the U.K. and the E.U.  Merkel’s party is on the outs in Germany as the immigration issue comes front and center in EU politics. Austria, Hungary and Bulgaria, and to some extent Italy, have already said no to more immigration.  Never mind that Sweden and France are essentially lost causes as immigration has already overwhelmed those countries since there isn’t enough money in the government coffers to pay for it all.  As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

For those of you who think the U.S. is safe, not so fast.  The recent stock market correction should have sobered up a lot of people, although memories tend to be awfully short. Not only is the stock market still overpriced, so is housing which is due any day now for a down cycle.  True, the stats out of D.C. are relatively better than at any time in the last decade but keep in mind that the numbers game is rigged.  Yes, fake government statistics to go hand-in-hand with fake news.  As for the dollar, it will die eventually as all fiat currencies do, now that the dollar has pretty much lost its reserve currency status.

What the upcoming mid-term elections reflect is that there is a wide chasm between the left and right when it comes to economic policy.  If in power, Democrats will increase social spending programs, especially those tied to immigration, and will want to pay for it through huge increases in taxes.  We’re talking about going down the same road as the E.U.  Maybe, the fact that some Europeans are beginning to reverse course will be a wake-up call to America.  The mid-term elections may offer a clue as to what direction the country will ultimately go in.

 

“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, or about the health of one’s own place and economy.”  – Wendell Berry