The Coup Is On

09/26/2019

Tom Luongo wrote a terrific piece entitled “The Coup Has Begun – The Empire Strikes Back Everywhere.” I say terrific because Luongo understands the chess moves that are taking place in the shadows. That’s where the real action happens. The rest is just theater to be lapped up by the masses who really have no way of knowing what is really going on or why.

Here’s an excerpt from his article:

“It’s a coup folks. 

And the full court press is on in this coup for your sanity and to radicalize you into violence. They are daring us to strike back here so then they can be justified in going on full lockdown and cancel future elections.

They have to do this. Their financial markets are in the early stages of collapse…The elite reacting this way is predictable… Breaking the compact between rulers and the ruled sets a dangerous precedent for reciprocal violence. 

Because overthrowing a President for doing his job and destroying government to nullify a democratic referendum are points of no return.

Brits and Americans alike are learning the terrible lesson that it is time to put away childish things like representative government and that elections matter. They don’t…The image you hold in your head of your country is not the reality of the one you live in. 

The dystopia is real.”

The real-life application of what Luongo is saying is that the tide of world politics is threatening the lofty perch of the elites. It’s getting uncomfortable for them and they are pushing back. What you think you know about world affairs is only what the elite want you to know. Everything is heavily censored. For example, the threat of world war is not about East vs. West, America vs Iran or Jews vs. Arabs. That’s all theater, a giant Kabuki dance. It’s really about the elite making moves on a 4-dimensional political chess board, and good luck trying to interpret those moves.

Just know what Michael Ellner understood perfectly well, that “Everything is backwards, everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, psychiatrists destroy minds, scientists destroy truth, major media destroys information, religions destroy spirituality and governments destroy freedom.” Yes, governments destroy freedom, because governments are only there to serve the elite, not us. Your representatives in Congress don’t represent you. Rather, they are members of the government. Their loyalties are with the elite. There is no government of the people, by the people and for the people. Those are just words on a piece of paper.

So, the next time you hear a politician railing about the current state of affairs, remember that it’s all an ideological food fight, theater for your entertainment.  It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe that they are free.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

So, much has been made recently about the failures of modern civilization. The blame is generally laid at the feet of broken systems (e.g. economic systems and systems of government). The thing is, though, systems are not real things.  By that I mean that systems are not alive, they are not life forms.  They don’t think or act and, therefore, they definitely are not responsible for the ills of society. So, who’s responsible, then, you might ask? Well, we are. Let me explain.

Certain people are forever trying to make the decisions for all of mankind. It’s a part of who they are. They want to be in charge. They want the power and control.  They want to play God. Historically, they have had different names and titles such as  despots, dictators or totalitarians.  In the old world, we had kings and the rest were serfs (slaves).  In more recent times, kings have mostly given way to governments.  The thing is, though, there was always a power behind the throne.  The kings were no longer the rulers but their families/descendants were still “in power.” One of the reasons for this is that the kings’ families had all the money and, of course, the golden rule tells us that “he with the most gold rules.”

What happens, over time, is that greed is inevitable. Decisions are made by those “in power” which benefit the few (themselves), but not the masses.  These decisions multiply, and have a cumulative effect, until whatever system is in place breaks.  In some cases, this “breaking of the system” is even intentional because those in power benefit regardless of the system. They create a problem and then propose the solution.  The result is a new system which is generally worse than the last.  The new system actually gives more power to those who rule from behind the curtain.  The Wizard of Oz would have loved it.

So, the next time that someone rails that democracy or capitalism is broken, remember this.  The system isn’t broken. However, TPTB have the microphone and they want you to believe that it is. What they want is a system that favors them even more than the current system. It’s a dirty little secret that you’re not supposed to know about…but, of course, now you know.

 

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell

As you all probably know, I hate politicians of all stripes. So, it’s always refreshing to see an article written by someone of the same ilk. The question posed by James Howard Kunstler in his article “I Hear That Train a’Comin'” is whether or not both political parties will self-destruct (even before the 2020 election).

Check out the following link for the full article: kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/i-hear-that-train-acomin

 

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

 

It seems like no matter how much evidence is out there that increased totalitarianism doesn’t help in the labor market, the masses cannot possibly be bothered to do anything else but beg the government to write laws for their own salvation.  We live in a nation full of bleating sheep.” – Mac Slavo (at SHTF)

Well, at least there’s one other person who believes that government intervention in the free market system is a disaster.  Thank you Mac Slavo.

Economists pretty much agree that the increase in the minimum wage is a disaster for American business. According to Slavo, the American Action Forum has calculated that increases in minimum wages will cost the nation 261,000 jobs. However, that didn’t stop the government from trying to dictate to the business world how much they should pay their employees.

Yet, some people still want more totalitarianism in government.  That’s painfully obvious with the election to Congress of people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) and the front-runner status of Bernie Sanders in the Democratic Party nomination for president in the 2020 election. These same people really want socialism, some even support communism.

AOC tweeted this out the other day: “The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times.” Problem is: she never mentioned that the restaurant was closing because it couldn’t afford the increase in minimum wages, increases that she strongly supported. This on the heels of the Amazon headquarters debacle in AOC’s home district. Some politicians never learn. They are so in love with their ideology that they really don’t care who might get hurt, even their own constituents.

Here in California, state income taxes and housing prices are totally out of control.  As a result, the middle class has been all but destroyed.  Tents cities are springing up everywhere.  Welcome to the new America…and don’t forget to thank your congressperson.

 

Pop quiz hotshot. What does Brexit, the Yellow Vest Movement and Donald Trump have in common?  The answer: Civil War.

In England, the British voted to have their country exit from the EU (Brexit). However, the Parliament and the British establishment have so far refused to let that happen.  Why?  Because they are aligned politically with the EU.

Comment:  Strange how Parliament called for the Brexit referendum and then when the election results didn’t suit them, they reversed course. Sure sounds like treason to me.

 

In France, the citizenry are in open revolt (the Yellow Vest Movement) against Emmanuel Macron and his government.  They thought that they were a free country.  After all, what was the French Revolution for? Didn’t it give them freedom from the ruling class?

Comment: Apparently not according to Macron, who told the French that, “nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.” So, now over 200 years later the revolution continues.

 

In America, Donald Trump rode into power on the back of a wave of citizen dissatisfaction with their government.  Yet, two years into his presidency, he has been unable to fulfill many of his campaign promises. He can’t even get a little wall built.

Comment:  Well, apparently the Wall hasn’t been built because it’s immoral. As for the rest, the Deep State is ensconced on both sides of the Potomac (aisle).

 

There’s one other thing that England, France and the United States have in common politically.  They are all ruled by the triumvirate of The Vatican, the City of London and Washington D.C.  Bottom line: The powers that be will try to keep England in the EU by any means necessary.  Civil War rules the day.

 

 

“Our plutocracy, whether the hedge fund managers in Greenwich, Connecticut, or the Internet moguls in Palo Alto, now lives like the British did in colonial India: ruling the place but not of it. If one can afford private security, public safety is of no concern; to the person fortunate enough to own a Gulfstream jet, crumbling bridges cause less apprehension, and viable public transportation doesn’t even compute. With private doctors on call and a chartered plane to get to the Mayo Clinic, why worry about Medicare?” – Mike Lofgren, The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

 

There’s a new breed of politicians loose in the country.  They are hell-bent on making America poor again (MAPA).  MAPA has overnight become the new MAGA.  Go figure.

When I was growing up, my parents (and their generation) were driven by the idea of the American Dream. The American Dream was sometimes represented by the picture of a house with a white picket fence around it. In front of the house was pictured a father, a mother, and two kids, a boy and a girl. Oh yeah, and a dog. That, for them, was the embodiment of the American Dream.  They simply wanted to work hard so as to provide for their families, and the government was there to provide an infrastructure of jobs and security towards that end.

Now, the world is headed in a totally different direction. MAPA has a radically new agenda. Some of the losers in this new paradigm are the very people that we should be caring for the most, veterans and the homeless.  In my day, veterans were treated more like heroes and the homeless…well, there weren’t hardly any. Certainly, there were no tent cities.

Under the banner of socialism, and social justice, the government will no longer represent its current citizens.  By that, I mean that priority will now to be given to new immigrants. No longer will there be a designation of “illegal immigrant” because the borders will be open and virtually everyone will be allowed in.

Oddly enough, another group of losers under MAPA are minorities and those people who had immigrated in the past. I know that may sound counterintuitive to some but the jobs that go to the new immigrants will have to come from somewhere (unless the new immigrants are going to go on the welfare rolls).  Not only will there be a loss of jobs for minorities, but the hourly wages paid for other jobs will be lower because of the competition from the new immigrants. That’s basic economics.  Of course, the new social programs will be funded by higher taxes, Nancy Pelosi and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have already said so.  Ocasio-Cortez is currently promoting an increase in the top individual income tax rate to 70%.

Ultimately, what will all this look like?  For starters, population of the U. S. will soar. It could well double in just five years. Birth rates will go up sharply causing another upward spike in population. Will there be jobs for another 300-400 million people? Of course, not. Even a relatively healthy growth rate in the economy would add no more than 3 million jobs per year and certainly there will be down years and even recessions, or worse yet a depression.  And forget about how we’re going to house such a big influx of people. Tent cities will sprout up everywhere, including across the street from you. On the other side of the coin, businesses will move their operations to other countries as this will no longer be a healthy environment for them.  As a result, significant jobs will actually be lost.

There will be a resulting disparity between the number of people working and the number of people not working which will make it necessary to raise taxes even higher. In addition, high-income people will also leave the country causing a brain drain and capital outflows and there will be a complete collapse of the middle class.  The gap between the haves and the have-nots will widen even further, actually a lot further.

Welcome to the world of MAPA.

 

Epilogue

In the end, America will become not much better than a third-world nation.  Of course,without borders, there will be no nation because sovereignty is the result of having real borders.  Inevitably, ultimate authority will rest with the United Nations.  Hope you’re ready for Agenda 21.

 

 

“Ocasio-Cortez is a socialist, and she’s determined to give the voters exactly what they’ve asked for.  Free school.  Free drugs.  Free retirement.  And a guaranteed income for showing up to pretend jobs that are little more than adult daycare.”  – Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge

 

Over time the climate changes.  Yes of course it does, by definition.  Science has proven that many times over.  So what? You see, science has also definitely demonstrated that these earth (climate) changes happened even before man graced the planet. Yet, some people would like to blame the climate changes solely on the human race.

Before there was climate change, we had global warming.  Al Gore tried to explain global warming to the world using a “hockey stick” visual. Subsequently, Gore’s hockey stick and the science behind the theory was discredited which torpedoed the billions of dollars, in carbon taxes, that the world’s governments were supposed to pay because they would have been in violation of the new global warming paradigm. Even James Lovelock, the father of the global warming theory, acknowledged he had been unduly alarmist about climate change.

However, the global warming adherents didn’t do away quietly.  Rather, they simply reinvented their theory under the label of “climate change.” It’s like motherhood and apple pie. Who could deny that the climate changes? After all, the weather always gets either warmer or cooler, right?

Unfortunately, for them, they forgot about the science, like what comes from years of scientific study based on observations (like from tree rings and ice cores). Now that’s real science, as opposed to the computer models they actually used.  Of course, computer models, by necessity, are based on assumptions as opposed to observations.

Aside: As you’ve heard me say before, assumptions are a tricky proposition when it comes to theories (and logic problems).  Just ask Epicurus.

One of the supposed bad guys in climate change is CO2 levels. I say supposed. The thinking is that increased CO2 levels ultimately result in higher surface temperatures.  The problem is that the science doesn’t support that theory. Ice core studies show that increases in CO2 actually follow rather than precede increases in temperatures.  Sure man is adding to the CO2 levels, but that’s actually a good thing since increased CO2 levels green the planet.  That’s because CO2 is the primary food of plants. Without CO2, we would have no plants, and without plants there would be no oxygen, ergo no humans.  If you want to read up on the subject, I can recommend The Positive Impact of Human CO2 Emissions On the Survival of Life on Earth which was written by Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore.

Aside: In the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras, among others, there were long periods during which the levels of CO2 were much higher than today, yet the temperatures were far colder.

Fast forward to 2015A NASA study showed that Antarctica was actually gaining ice mass thanks to increased snowfall. Obviously, there was no global warming there.

Fast forward to 2017: A shocking admission was published in Nature Geoscience.  Climate change scientists admitted that the computer models predicting dramatically increased temperatures were wrong.  It seems that there has actually was no increase in global surface temperatures from 1998-2012.

Fast forward to 2018: At a climate change conference in London, climate scientists were shocked to learn that there was yet another scandal with respect to the science behind climate change. That is, a fundamental error in the calculations of ocean temperatures was revealed to the attendees. Again, the overly aggressive assumptions used in the computer models was to blame.

Aside: Of course, it’s also possible that the computer models were rigged to produce the desired outcome. That’s because government actions have often corrupted science, which has been flooded by money to produce politically correct results.

Since 1998, more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition that states “there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of . . . carbon dioxide, methane, or other greenhouse gases is causing or will, in the foreseeable future, cause catastrophic heating of the Earth’s atmosphere and disruption of the Earth’s climate.” So, it turns out that the climate consensus was wrong all along.  As William Happer, professor emeritus of physics at Princeton University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences, put it, “It is time for governments to finally admit the truth about global warming. Warming is not the problem. Government action is the problem.”

 

“In science consensus is irrelevant. … There is no such thing as consensus science. If it’s consensus, it isn’t science. If it’s science, it isn’t consensus. Period.” – Michael Crichton

 

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.

 

Some people think that capitalism is in serious decline. Does it really matter? The thing is that capitalism is already dead and buried… but they forgot to write the obituary. The bank bailouts of 2008 were, perhaps, the final nail in the coffin.

Results from a recent survey by Harvard University found that a majority of millennials do not favor capitalism. Interestingly enough, the same survey said that those same millennials favor a free-market system over a government-managed economy. What’s wrong with that picture? The problem is that those two responses stand in stark opposition with one another. That is, you can’t favor a free-market system and in the same breath reject capitalism. Can you?

So, on what level does this make any sense? Here’s how. Those surveyed don’t truly understand what capitalism is. That should be intuitively obvious since, by definition, capitalism is a free-market system. I said should be intuitively obvious.

All that the millennials know is that they object to the 1% controlling most of the nation’s wealth. As a result, capitalism becomes a convenient whipping boy.  Little do they realize that a free market system is not truly free if it’s controlled by the same 1%. The truth is that the economy is run in a concerted partnership between corporations (the 1%) and government. Historically, this is more correctly labeled as fascism – not capitalism. Just ask Mussolini.

 

    “Fascism is capitalism in decay.”

              – Lenin

 

Enough Already!

08/30/2013

                                 STOP GLOBAL WHINING!

While you’re at it, get rid of the geo-engineering of the planet too.