I used to have hope that government would solve our problems and make the world a better place for all. Silly, me. It was not to be.

Historically, this country has had a few presidents who had a vision for the country.  People like FDR and JFK, for example.  Presidents who actually cared about the people. Somewhere along the line that changed – for the worse. Obama rode that banner of someone with a big vision for the country but his mantra of “hope and change” turned out to be nothing more than a radical idea of fundamentally transforming the nation.

So, now come the new presidential wannabes.  I’m talking about the Democratic Party debates, of course.  The only “vision” that I saw displayed during the debates was the common theme of a vast, centralized government dictating to its citizens about nearly every aspect of American life.

While I’m sure that the idea of free stuff will appeal to the millennials and the poor, it’s a solution totally lacking in vision.  The majority of people want to believe that they will be better off somehow in the future and they will usually vote for a candidate who promises them that and has a sweeping vision that captures the imagination of a broad swath of the voting public.

Aside: I said promise, that is.  Delivering is a horse of a different color altogether.

Especially, in a world of sound bytes dominated by social media, charisma and image often become the difference makers. Obama and Trump had it, but this new group of presidential pretenders don’t seem to have a clue. There certainly aren’t any FDRs or JFKs among them.  There are no new ideas.  No vision. Just an appeal to “elect me.” There is a candidate for nearly every segment of the population.  Minorities – check.  Women candidates – check. Socialists – check.  However, there isn’t a candidate that the country will rally around.  With respect to “hope and change” and the 2020 presidential election, the Democratic Party seems to have missed the boat.

It’s way early, but it might be a good idea for them to start planning for 2024.  They can start by finding a vision that provides an umbrella for the average American, and not some special interest group because, if you want to win an election, you have to appeal to a majority of voters.  Unfortunately, the political system has been held hostage by these same special interest groups and has devolved into pandering to them. It’s actually insulting to hear these candidates say why they should be president when they really don’t care about many of the people that they want to have vote for them.

As for me, I think that I’ll just sit here and muse about what might have been and remember the good ole days. Has anybody here seen my old friend Bobby? Can you tell me where he’s gone?

 

With apologies to our friends and watching, last night was a disaster for the Democratic Party. My only hope is people were not watching….”

     – Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host

 

Capitalism has been king since the start of the Industrial Revolution and has been the prime mover in world economies since then which has led to higher standards of living and an increase in freedoms over the past 200 years.  So, what happened? Polls show that a lot of people would prefer socialism over capitalism.

The real problem is that people don’t really know what either capitalism or socialism is. To begin with, our country no longer has a system of capitalism.  Are you surprised? Well, perhaps they just forgot to tell you. Yeah, perhaps. A recent article in ZeroHedge authored by Raul Meijer talks about how “we have gotten so far removed from what capitalism and free markets are supposed to be about, that it’s pathetic…Our economic systems have been destroyed by our central bankers.”

It’s instructive to understand that our nation’s currency belongs to the Federal Reserve, which is a consortium of banks, and not owned by the government itself. Now, perhaps, you understand a little something about the economic takeover of the planet.  Leave it to the politicians to keep it a secret from the masses.

Our current economic system has been referred to as “crony capitalism” but would be better called fascism. Mussolini would have been proud. True capitalism has to entail free markets which are sorely missing in today’s system.  Corporations, especially banks, are deemed too big to fail and are bailed out by government.  Governments are allowed to overspend because the central banks make money way too easy. Of course, the financial markets (Wall Street) make out like bandits.  The only one to suffer is the “man on the street.”

As for socialism, those who are for it have never experienced it so they better be careful because they just might get what they are asking for.  That’s because socialism has never worked – as in never.  Just ask people from Cuba and Venzuela, for example. There isn’t even some new flavor of socialism that will be any better than the previous flavors.

All forms of socialism have only two goals.  The short-term goal is the take-over of all of the country’s means of production.  Since the State would control the means of production, the only ones with any power would be, not surprisingly, those in power.  The long-term goal of socialism is communism. If you don’t believe me just go ask Lenin. Socialism is the brainchild of the Marxist Revolution that’s why socialism is referred to as Marxism. As Lenin famously said, “The goal of socialism is communism.”

At the end of the day, the way that you can tell that you’re being screwed, regardless of what anyone tries to convince you of, is this. How well are you doing (economically speaking)? Today’s millennials can easily tell that all is not well, regardless of what the media or the politicians say. They pile up mountains of student debt getting through college only to find that there isn’t a job waiting for them when they graduate.  Educators know this but still they perpetuate the myth that you need a college education, and an expensive one at that.

The answer to the world’s problems is, believe it or not, a return to real capitalism and free markets which favor the little guy over the corporations. An article entitled “Only Capitalism Will Save Millennials” was published recently by the Mises Institute. The Mises Institute tells it like it is:  “Socialist policies do not work. They do not work by necessity because they destroy productivity, and productivity is the key to prosperity. The answer to the challenges of the new millennium is not more state interventionism, but to eliminate politics and the state.”

Of course, the politicians will disagree since socialism pays more (for politicians, that is, since they would control the means of production).  Socialism does not get rid of the dreaded politicians. Just the opposite.  Under socialism, politicians have even more power than under democracy.  As for social democracy, there really is no such thing.  That’s a contradiction in terms. Socialism is never democratic since true power rests with the State, and not the people.

As they say, what you don’t know can hurt you and what you don’t know is this: money is worthless; it’s all fiat currency.  Most of the world’s governments are bankrupt, including ours. The world’s economic system is a dirty little secret that you weren’t supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“It is well enough that the people of our nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.”   – Henry Ford

The IQ Gene

06/19/2019

As a companion to my last article entitled Blue-Eyed Gods, this post concerns the genetics of the human species. Researchers have said that man is not as smart as prior generations and that this has been a continuous trend (downwards). Why?

Well, to make the picture complete, scientists also say that man has gotten physically smaller with a smaller brain size and, as a result, not as smart. There’s really only two possibilities to explain this phenomenon.  Either, man’s genes have mutated or they have been watered down.  By watered down, I mean that in the past there could have been an infusion of genes that contributed to some people becoming taller and smarter (at least in the short term).  However, that infusion might have been a one-time event and limited in scope (raw numbers).  Over time, what you might call smarter man would have inter-married with the older and not so smart man.  Since smarter man was fewer in numbers, smarter man would have gradually begun to disappear.

This trend would, of course, continue until man returns (almost) to his physical state before the infusion of genes.  In other words, we would continue to get smaller and dumber over time.  Welcome to the world of the blue-eyed gods.

Blue-Eyed Gods

06/17/2019

 

A little over three years ago I posted an article entitled “Does God Have Blue Eyes?” It has been one of my top read posts of all-time. The premise of the article is that we didn’t all evolve from Adam and Eve and we all didn’t come “out of Africa,” so to speak. Genetics pretty much tells the story.

Researchers/geneticists have demonstrated that people with white skin, blue eyes and blond hair first made their first appearance on this planet only 10,000 years ago, a real johnny-come-lately in evolutionary terms.  All three traits appeared suddenly and simultaneously in one area (near the Black Sea).  All three traits are “recessive” genetic traits meaning that they could not come from people with darker skin, hair or eye color. They had to have had a unique gene pool separate and apart from the other races on the planet.  Thus the question, does God have blue eyes.

While they first arose in the area around the Black Sea (the Caucasus Mountains), Caucasians have migrated all over the world. Some went east to Iran (Persians) and India (Aryans) and some even further to China, as the discovery of the Tarim mummies can attest to.  Some went south into the Middle East and then west into Africa (Berbers and Tuaregs).

Some also became pharaohs in Egypt as their mummies attest to.  Egyptologists have said that King Tut is Caucasian and is related to most of the men in England (and therefore most Europeans) and geneticists have said that they all have a common ancestor from 10,000 years ago in the Black Sea area. Of course, what they conveniently forget to mention is that King Tut had an elongated skull.  Queen Nefertiti, for example, is always pictured with a headdress which obscures her elongated skull.

As for the rest of the blue-eyed peoples, they migrated throughout Europe (Scandinavians, Germans, Anglo-Saxons, Irish, Scots, etc.) and eventually on to America where half the people in the country had blue eyes as of the turn of the twentieth century. Some, of course, stayed in the area around the Black Sea (e.g. Russians) which today boasts a very large blond, blue-eyed population despite having recessive genes (because blue-eyed people are constantly inter-marrying).

Aside: Further, all these people spoke some version of an Indo-European language which is one related family of languages.

Of course, the Mayans, the Incans, the Aztecs and the Sumerians knew about blue-eyed gods hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. The truth is a funny thing.  That is, it can be repressed for centuries, but eventually it has to surface. Welcome to the world of the blue-eyed gods.

 

Epilogue

Some of the the aboriginals of Australia have blue eyes and blond hair.  How did that happen without blue-eyed gods?

 

 

I’ve written about this topic several times so I thought you might enjoy the take of Anthony Peake who is a writer/researcher on human consciousness.  Here’s the link to the full video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH2kutE2h0k.

Peake’s theory can be summarized as follows:

  • Sub-atomic particles exist only as statistical probabilities until they are measured (e.g. by human consciousness).
  • Once measured, the sub-atomic particles become part of the material world (“reality”). Peake likens this to playing a CD-ROM on a computer whereby the computer processes the digital information on the CD-ROM creating an on-screen version of the game (the universe). This digital information is programming in the traditional form of 1s and 0s.
  • The universe is a two-dimensional hologram which our brain views and converts to a three-dimensional image.
  • Everything is consciousness. The material world is simply an extension of, and creation of, consciousness.

 

“…we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves.”  – Bill Hicks

With respect to my last post, Evolution of Man (and Worms), some of you asked about what happened to the worm. Is it still in the apple? Well, the answer is a little complicated but I’ll try to convey the meaning as best as I can. The story about the worm is an allegory of sorts. The worm is actually man himself. The apple is “the universe” and what’s outside of the apple is the rest of “creation.”

The story is not unlike Plato’s famous allegory The Cave, which I highly recommend that you read.  If you don’t already know, The Cave represents the matrix that man is trapped in and his ignorance about his condition and that of all mankind.

The apple is like the cave, a place where man resides but doesn’t realize that there is more to reality. The worm that takes a bite out of the apple, which creates a hole to the outside world, represents a more enlightened version of man.  That is, without that higher level of awareness, it would not have even been able to create the hole.  Once the worm sees that there is a world beyond its own, it gains the ability to “see.” This is indicative of it becoming highly aware. As a result, it has an epiphany.  It realizes the truth about reality and that its own world is an illusion.  The real world is actually outside the apple.

As for the choice that the worm then made…well there really is no choice as a fully enlightened worm can only live in the outside world.  That is, it can only live the truth.  Of course, that’s just one worm and there are millions of others still contently munching away inside their own apple, impervious to the real world outside.

 

 “I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.” – from the movie The Matrix

 

 

 

 

Nature has much to teach us about the world we live in starting with the universal laws that govern us all. Physicist James Gates Jr. says that these laws, which describe the fundamental nature of the universe, operate using computer codes. That may give us a real clue as to our origins.

However, I personally like to observe nature when trying to understand why things are the way that they are; things like bees, butterflies…and worms. Yes, worms; well, sort of. I liken man’s evolution to that of the worm who lives inside of an apple.

This particular worm lives a very cozy life. It is safe and warm inside the apple, with a seemingly endless supply of food. Life is very uncomplicated and the worm is pretty certain about its “universe.” Then, one day, the worm takes a bite out of the apple and in the process creates a hole to the world outside of the apple.

When the worm poked its head out through the hole, it received a wake-up call. Its universe had been completely transformed. There was a world outside of its world; a world totally different from the one that it lived in and thought it understood. The farther the worm crawled out of the apple, the farther it could see into this new world. It could literally see as far as the eye could see. With that, the worm suddenly realized the implications. It had a dilemma. Did it go back inside to the cozy, safe world of the apple or did it venture out into a brave new world?

Like this worm, man, and all life, does not evolve gradually but rather in sudden bursts; for example, the Cambrian Explosion. If you don’t know what that is, you should look it up. Like the worm, man can’t unlearn any new things once he discovers them.  The mind is like a rubber band. That is, once it has been stretched to a new dimension, it can never go back to its old shape.  So, even if the worm crawled back inside the apple, it would forever know that its universe extended outside of the apple.  It would not be possible to pretend that the apple was all that existed.

So, too, science is experiencing its own Cambrian Explosion. Our knowledge about the world we live in is increasing dramatically. As layman, these new scientific discoveries are well beyond our ability to comprehend them. However, like the worm, we have been exposed to the reality that our world could be vastly different than what we previously believed.

As a result, the old paradigms no longer work. That is, there is something outside of the apple (universe). We may not know what that something is but it is pretty obvious that, like the worm, our perception of the world has to be completely rethought.  We have been exposed to a new worldview based on Dr. Gates’ computer codes or the holographic universe of physicist David Bohm or the simulated reality of Nick Bostrom. The question I pose for you is this: What are you going to do with this information?  Like the worm, you have a choice. Either way, your mind has already been stretched to a new dimension.  Welcome to evolution.

 

“Astronomy leads us to a unique event, a universe that was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life.”   – Arno Penzias, physicist and Nobel laureate