The approaching, manufactured ‘crises’ facing America

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I have reached the conclusion that the Obama administration is intentionally conducting a 6 part multi-front campaign both domestic and in the foreign arena of traitorous design in order to complete the final and “fundamental transformation” America.

One major front is Comprehensive Amnesty with an expedited path to citizenship for 15-50 MILLION “undocumented” democrats. The GOP is fully collaborating in that endeavor (1) and the granting of citizenship to those illegal immigrants would guarantee permanent one-party rule in America. As it would provide the needed votes to fundamentally transform the Constitution through the amendment process and would be entirely legal.

The second domestic front is in the area of unsustainable debt and willful obstruction of the American economy’s ability to restore itself. 92 million Americans are out of work and 2/3rds of the jobs created under this administration have gone to illegal immigrants with 75% of all jobs created being part time jobs. That shall, sooner or later result in sovereign bankruptcy and the collapse of America’s financial system.

The third domestic front is in creating the conditions conducive to a pandemic outbreak. A pandemic in America will also create panic, impede both our food and transportation networks, overwhelm our medical network and result in bi-partisan demands for protection.

A perceptive commenter factually observed;

“The deliberate, considered, and premeditated response of Federal agencies across the board has been to bring as many disease vectors into this country as they possibly can, to forcibly prevent them from being medically screened, to scatter them throughout the country, and to actively impede state and local health authorities from responding to any disease outbreaks triggered.

We now have Ebola being spread by government actions within our borders. We now have previously eradicated TB being spread by government action within our borders, except now drug resistant. We now have an epidemic enterovirus all over the country attacking children, now killing them, and mutating into a form of polio which we had eradicated within our borders. We now have Dengue Fever spreading within this country, which has not been here in any volume for a century.

And all of it spread in the last couple of years with the help of all agencies of the Federal government.

This is a level of “incompetence” that cannot be blamed on one or two individuals. It crosses several Cabinet level departments with them working together for a common result. Which we are seeing now. That level of “incompetence” is in fact planning and premeditation. The odds of multiple departments committing reinforcing acts to bring this result by pure chance are beyond credibility. Especially, since not one of them are responding to the breaking reality with changed behavior.”

The other major fronts in the administration’s campaign involve purposely driving this country toward a crisis sufficient in severity to require a declaration of martial law for “the duration of the national emergency”. It is critical to the hard core left’s design, that the crisis be severe enough that calls for the restoration of order be ‘bi-partisan’, as this is the only way that the US military will stay neutral and not interfere. These other major fronts consist of Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons capability and infiltration through our open southern border of Islamic terrorist cells.

Iran’s achievement of nuclear weapons capability will create several consequential results; an arms race in the region and the consequence of nuclear proliferation into unstable third world regimes and Islamist States with the resultant certainty that nuclear weapons will then fall into the hands of terrorist groups like ISIS. Iran will also possess the nuclear leverage needed to hold oil passage through the Strait of Hormuz hostage. Fully one third of the world’s oil passes through the Strait of Hormuz and holding that oil hostage would provide Iran with an economic stranglehold on Western economies. Obama’s secret Iranian ‘containment’ policy, inadvertently revealed by SecDef Hagel (2) will address none of these factors and SecState Kerry (3) has inadvertently revealed that Obama is well aware of this reality.

Islamic terrorist cells, who have and are infiltrating through our open southern border will soon begin a campaign of terrorist attacks against Americans. We know they have MANPADS (4) and smuggling them into America will be relatively easy. MANPADS can be used to shoot down American passenger jets at takeoff and landing when they are most vulnerable. Mumbai and Kenyan Westgate Mall style terrorist attacks on American malls will provide the ‘opportunity’ for ISIS to behead American women and children on American soil and upload it to websites for broadcast to the media. Multiple attacks on American passenger jets and shopping malls will create panic and bi-partisan demands for protection.

The US is vulnerable to a nuclear terrorist attack upon a major US port city through a nuke being placed aboard a commercial container ship and detonated once it reaches port. Twelve of our twenty largest cities have port facilities. The resultant lives lost, damage, panic and economic chaos of a nuclear terrorist attack would immediately lead to the declaration of martial law.

All of these scenarios result in the declaration of nationwide martial law. Under martial law, the President may unilaterally and legally suspend Constitutional provisions, guarantees and ‘rights’.

The purchase of 1.8 BILLION rounds of illegal hollow point ammo, the distribution to militarized police forces of 2700 light duty tanks and the arming of nearly all federal agencies can have only one purpose; preparation for armed civil unrest and the arrest of political dissidents. That would of course create a new civil war, potential secession and the fracturing of the US military. Which the left might not win, so a better strategy is for Obama to declare martial law and mostly refrain from controversial moves with one exception; Obama could under martial law, extend amnesty and citizenship to those 15-50 MILLION “undocumented” democrats. He could then, just before he ends martial law, hold new ‘elections’ under martial law knowing that 70+% of those 15-50 million new ‘voters’ will vote democrat and voila, permanent one-party rule in AmeriKa begins. That is so because now the left would have the political leverage to ‘legally’ amend the US Constitution as the left desires and that is… ‘game over’. America and its constitution could be legally amended by the ‘new’ majority into the United Socialist States of AmeriKa… As the US Constitution is the final barrier to “fundamental transformation” and its legal amendment necessary to keep the US Military on the sidelines, any strategy by the left must incorporate that into its strategy of transformation.

Failing all of this, the left has one last arrow in its quiver, for if it cannot successfully transform America, then their ideology demands that America must be destroyed and that is where our external enemies come into play. This country is entirely vulnerable to an EMP attack (5) with nuclear weapons exploding a few hundred miles above the earth’s surface. Both N. Korea and Iran are suspected of working on ‘superEMP’ weapons and certainly China and Russia are capable of creating them.

There has been Senate testimony from experts as to this threat and no less an authority than former CIA Director James Woolsey has recently spoken of it;

“The reality is that seventeen networks of our critical infrastructures all depend on electricity to function. If the electric grid goes down, (due to an EMP attack) we are back in the 1880s pre-electric grid, and … If the food, water, and transportation networks go down, US government studies show that about two-thirds of the people will perish within a year. Other studies estimate that 90 percent would pass away. The basic parts of the grid could be fixed for about $2 billion dollars, which is the amount of military aid we give to Pakistan every year.”

Finally, consider that such an EMP attack does NOT require launching easily traced missiles that would result in retaliation from our nuclear subs. Since 2010 a Russian company has been selling on the open market a ‘missile system in a commercial shipping container’ (6). All an enemy of America, State or terrorist group with nukes need do is buy three of those systems. Load them aboard three commercial ships bound for US ports on America’s east coast, west coast and Gulf of Mexico, then when close to port but still well into international waters (12+ miles) launch those missiles on a preplanned trajectory and detonate them over our west and east coasts and mid-west. Given that those missiles need only travel a few hundred miles, there would be little chance of interception and no evidence of who launched them and, if no one claimed responsibility, we wouldn’t know against whom to retaliate.

Goodbye electricity, basically all electronic devices and most cars, trucks and transportation. That crashes the medical network and the distribution of medicine, food and water… Experts predict that it would take decades to replace the critical transformers that make electrical distribution possible, so no electricity for decades and the death of 231 to 315 million Americans within the first year. Under those conditions, collapse of the government is certain and, invasion by China or Russia would be highly likely.

Given that this administration is facilitating all of these internal and external threats to America, the conclusion that all of this is intentional is inescapable.

 

1) http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/30/top-gop-donors-party-legalize-illegal-immigrants/

2) http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/2/1/hagel-mistakenly-supports-iran-policy-of-containment-at-conf.html#.VC2XCjSpfo4

3) http://www.jpost.com/Iranian-Threat/News/Kerry-Confrontation-with-Iran-becomes-more-possible

4) http://www.wtop.com/289/3354224/Mali-manual-suggests-al-Qaida-has-feared-weapon

5) http://online.wsj.com/articles/james-woolsey-and-peter-vincent-pry-the-growing-threat-from-an-emp-attack-1407885281

6) http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/military/weapons/russian-missile-in-box

 

 

 

 

 

The Five Critical Virtues. It’s the virtues a culture embraces, stupid.

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When it comes to race relations and minority socioeconomic success in America, progressives and liberals have the cart before the horse. 

Unfortunately, human nature finds it difficult to admit to error, to admit to having been wrong. Pride. There’s a reason why pride is one of the seven ‘deadly’ sins. Pride wounds he who possesses it, it’s a self-inflicted injury. The greater the pride, the greater the self-inflicted injury. The injury is the obstruction of the growth of the individual’s maturity and wisdom and, it keeps its bearer mired in self-delusion. When sincere, humility is a virtue because it allows for the growth of wisdom. Humility is the ‘soil’ from which the tree of wisdom grows. But it’s so much easier to blame others, rather than accept personal responsibility. Character is developed through trial and no trial is more severe than facing our own flaws. The trial of self-examination even exceeds the trial of discrimination because hating others for injustice undeserved is so much easier than holding oneself accountable for our own failures.   

Rather than stereotyping republicans and conservatives, blacks and other minorities would be far better off setting aside prejudice and spending their time listening objectively to what conservatives advocate, so that they might observe and learn of the critical cultural virtues that lead to socioeconomic success. The ‘horse’, the cultural virtues that pulls the ‘cart’ of socioeconomic success are five-fold.

The Five Critical Virtues are simple; 1) education, 2) developing a strong work ethic, 3) acceptance of personal responsibility and accountability, 4) acceptance of familial obligations and loyalty, and 5) the virtue of delayed gratification. Individual exceptions aside, that is all it takes to be successful in America. That is all it has ever taken.

Multiculturalism is also at fault here because it falsely posits that all cultures are of equal value. That is NOT true. All people of good will are inherently of equal value. Cultures are a mix of virtues and vices embraced, ignored, neglected and rejected. Japanese culture places a high value upon the virtue of personal hygiene. Chinese and Mexican culture does not. The Scandinavian and Japanese cultures place a high aesthetic value on simplicity, that less can be more. French and Chinese cultures place an emphasis upon the facade of ornamentation. American culture places high value upon youth and the facade of status and appearance. Obviously there are individuals in every culture who reject the sterotypical and dysfunctional vices of their culture but we are speaking of the gestalt of a culture, its societal biases both positive and negative.

Cultural identity is NOT dependent upon embracing all of the particular mix of virtues and vices that a culture may embody. Whatever its motivation, the characteristic of alcoholism in native american cultures is NOT a virtue but a dysfunctional vice. A native American can reject alcoholism without abandoning his cultural identity. A black person can embrace the five virtues without becoming an ‘uncle Tom’ because virtues are independent of culture, in that cultures embrace virtues or vices, rather than the reverse, virtues and vices do not embrace cultures.

The ‘theory’ of white privilege is a myth but the reality of ‘tribal’ affiliation is undeniable.  White privilege ‘theory’ is a myth because it posits that America’s dominant white culture is racist. That is a lie not because it was not once true but because generationally, it has not been true for many decades. White racism was almost dead but the rise of black racism is reviving it. The proof that white privilege ‘theory’ is a myth and a lie is proven by the socioeconomic success of three groups; Asian immigrants, West Indian black immigrants and black Nigerian immigrants. West Indian black’s ancestors were also slaves and their average incomes are equivalent to the average incomes of whites and nearly 25% higher than the average incomes of American born blacks. And, immigrant Nigerian-Americans are also extremely high performers too. these cultures embrace the Five critical Virtues. 

Tribal ‘affiliation’ is a characteristic of human nature. The Navajo name for their tribe translates into English as, “the people”. That is the norm for all tribes. If you are not part of the tribe, you are ‘the other’. Fans of major league team sports are tribal identifications. The Oakland Raiders football team, a stereotypical ‘tribe’ is known as the “Raider Nation” but a ‘nation’ is just an inclusive tribe. Some nations are less inclusive than others, America being by far the most inclusive. And therein lies the difficulty and challenge. No country in the history of the world has ever tried to base itself on racial and ethnic equality. Perhaps Rome came closest but if you were not a Roman citizen, you were subservient to those who were… and though Rome was an equal opportunity enslaver, slavery was never abolished in Rome. America is unique in trying to prove that ‘we all can get along’. But race unlike ethnicity is unchangeable and old prejudices die hard. The majority of this country has firmly rejected racism but thanks to the left, at the brink of victory we face the possibility of defeat.

But there are no substitutes. Minority success in America exactly tracks the minority culture’s embrace, neglect or rejection of these five virtues. Asian, Hispanic, Native American and Black ‘cultures’ closely match it.

Urban blacks reject ALL five of the critical virtues and that is the ONLY reason why they reside at the bottom of the socioeconomic ‘totem pole’. No amount of welfare, entitlements or minimum wage hikes will change that reality. Urban ‘culture’ needs to take a hard look at itself. When and if they ever do, their conservative brothers will welcome back, with open arms, their ‘prodigal brothers’…

It’s the culture, stupid.

Putin’s ‘New’ Russia

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Putin’s New Russia

The Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria,  Albania, the former Yugoslavian provinces and Greece are all that Putin needs.

It’s no secret that Vladimir Putin dreams of restoring Russia to the territorial dominance and global influence of the old Soviet Union. As he has publicly spoken of those dreams many times.

America’s retreat from the global stage under the Obama administration’s policies of appeasement and self-castration, along with its abandonment of Europe has provided a window of opportunity for Putin. Crimea is just the beginning. It is an old dictum that ‘nature does not tolerate a vacuum’.  That applies in the geo-political sphere as well. Russia has long dreamed of having ‘warm water’ ports. Its lack of them have prevented Russia from achieving parity in naval dominance, a necessity for projecting power and achieving global influence. Obama’s gutting of the US Military has now reduced America to a binary set of options, when confronted with territorial aggression far from its shores. Our options are now verbal bluster and nuclear conflict. Verbal bluster is now our de facto response because nuclear conflict, especially with another major power… is suicidal. Nor is it politically or culturally acceptable for America to threaten another country with a nuclear attack.

The EU is of course toothless, financially bankrupt and politically pacifist, so it too is reduced to verbal bluster. Financial sanctions are useless, as those against Iran unequivocally proved. China will not interfere as long as Russia respects China’s unfettered reign in its sphere of influence; the Far East. The ‘wolves’ are now convinced that the sheep have retired their sheepdogs, telling themselves that in the modern world, armed conflict is obsolete. The sheep shall discover otherwise, as they are the natural prey of the wolf. “

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night, only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” George Orwell 

The Baltic states, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Bulgaria,  Albania, the former Yugoslavian provinces and Greece are all that Putin needs and, they are ripe for the plucking. In general, these states have not done particularly well in sustainably raising their standards of living since the departure of the Soviet Union. Greece is susceptible to seduction by Putin, it is a heavily socialist nation and the monetary pressures from the EU could not be less popular. The US Federal Reserve’s Feb. 19th announcement that it will cut off the massive financial lifeline that has been subsidizing the European banking system since the beginning of the global financial crisis in March of 2008, in order to support US borrowing is going to create much greater pressure on the EU to tighten the screws on the ‘PIGS’ with Greece being the foremost indebted nation in the EU.

Nor of course is it just Putin’s aggression that confronts the West, China is challenging American dominance in the Far East and with Obama’s assistance, Iran will gain nuclear weapons capability. Which shall result in the proliferation of nuclear weapons into unstable, third world regimes and other future jihadist States.

If and most probably when the West falls, it will be because it welcomed the barbarians through its own suicidal stupidity and self-hate. A new, modern dark age for humanity awaits, all because the free people of the West allowed themselves to be willfully blind to the inescapable end point of all socialistic systems; totalitarian tyranny.

The left has used its memes, narrative and political correctness to hamstring, geld and emasculate the West and we shall pay an unimaginably high price for our foolish stupidity. Evolution is not dead and survival of the fittest applies to nations as well as individuals. Even now the West has the means to save itself, it is only the will that is lacking and the will is absent because of a refusal to face reality, by too many. In a democracy, what the majority refuses to face becomes the fate of all.

“There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see once they are shown and, those who will not see.” Leonardo da Vinci

A possible and logically consistent explanation of the Genesis allegory.

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NEO-NEOCON over at her consistently excellent and astute blog posts;

The dawn of humans: Adam and Eve

In it she states, “It’s about choice; eating the apple symbolized the dawning of human consciousness”

Here’s my response. I must however, warn the reader that while it is unapologetically Christian in its bias, it is decidedly non-dogmatic in its assertions. No offense is intended but no apology is made for a sincere attempt at a deeper understanding. Nor am I asserting this to be ‘the truth’, merely and of necessity, a hypothesis.

I would agree that the eating of the apple symbolizes the dawning of awareness (consciousness) of right and wrong but…and this is important,  without the complementary ability to always discern between the two. Resulting in the road to hell being paved with good intentions…

IMO, Genesis is an Allegory (noun: a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.) And like any good allegory, it can be interpreted, strictly by the clues it contains. IMO, that has yet to be done, as I am unaware of any logically consistent explanation for the profound questions that Genesis implies but that are not directly answered.

Those profoundly important but unanswered questions give rise to much of the disbelief regarding whether there actually is a God, at least as the Judeo/Christian tradition presents him.

Jesus reportedly said, “I and the Father are One”. He also reportedly said that, the best way to think of God is, as a “loving Father”. Now Jesus either knows what he’s talking about or is either lying or deluded. Operating on the circumstantial evidence (what he said, did and how he died), arguably he knew whereof he spoke.

Looking at the Genesis story while taking Jesus at his word, one must ask; how could a loving God , a loving parent… in placing the tree of knowledge in the garden, effectively leave the equivalent of a loaded gun with the safety off on the coffee table in the living room? While only taking the ‘precaution’ of a stern warning, with what amounts to innocent three-year olds?

An even more basic question is why would a loving God have created the serpent in the first place? And how can a loving God, a loving parent… allow the serpent in the Garden, in the second place?

And once those innocents have disobeyed, what kind of loving parent places all the blame on a very young child and then, banishes them from their home forever? Talk about ‘cruel and unusual punishment’! Could the punishment be any more disproportionate to the offense?

Given all of this, is it any wonder that Judeo/Christian dogma has centered upon a stern, law giving martinet of a God whose mercy can only be attained by essentially acquiescing to the divine demand that it’s HIS way or the highway?

These are the questions, contained within the Genesis story, that may have led to so many rejecting religion and the very existence of a God.

I maintain that all of these questions arise out of a flawed understanding of the Genesis allegory.

Here’s my interpretation of Genesis and the supporting rationale for that explanation. Note: Again, I’m not stating this to be the truth. I am suggesting this to be logically consistent with both Genesis, Jesus’ assertions as to the nature of God and is an ‘hypothesis’ that is internally consistent.

First; God creates the heavens and the physical universe. We’ve learned through scientific observation that the operative laws of this universe are dualistic, in that to have physical form, something is here but not there. Objects have physical definition.

Therefore, by the operative laws of the universe that he’s created, God’s presence in the physical universe has to simultaneously create his opposite.

Thus, the serpent is simply God’s shadow. It’s part of the residue of his presence. The old “for every action there is an equal but opposite reaction”.

I strongly suspect that this is why he only appears to Adam and Eve in the twilight hours, when the sun is below the horizon and its light throws no shadows. God, by his own ‘rules’ can’t completely eliminate the creation of his opposite (evil) but he can minimize it as much as possible. That’s why he unwillingly but unavoidably ‘creates’ the serpent and that’s why it appears in the garden, it’s simply an inescapable consequence of God manifesting in the physical universe.

As for the ‘loaded gun’ metaphor of the ‘fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil’…it’s in the garden because it has to be, as it’s necessary to God’s purpose in creating mankind. Remember, in Genesis it states that all things in the Garden that God purposely created were good. Yet he tells Adam and Eve that if they eat of the tree, they will surely die. At first glance that appears to be a contradiction but if God is in fact good, there must be a logical explanation and, IMO there is one.

Remember that God is dealing with the equivalent of very young children’s awareness, so he doesn’t offer a long explanation, he just says don’t do it. And just as you don’t hand a loaded gun to a three-year old, it’s perfectly OK, with proper instruction to hand it to a mature adult. Just so with the ‘apple’. Adam and Eve aren’t ready for the apple, aren’t ready for the knowledge. But at some point, since everything in the garden is good, mankind will be allowed to eat the apple because it will then be appropriate for them. Just as it’s inappropriate for children to have sex but perfectly appropriate for adults to “be fruitful and multiply”.

Now enters the serpent, God’s opposite and having ‘cunning’ (twisted reasoning) the serpent perceives an essential truth about Adam and Eve. Being the only two people, they must manifest fundamental aspects of God’s creation, specifically order (Adam) and the creative impulse (Eve). The serpent seduces Eve with the argument that “you will not surely die. It’s the same argument that the lottery uses to seduce billions. Sure the odds are astronomical that you’ll win but… you might win. And in Eve’s case, the reward is to ‘be as a God’. Which is about as great a prize as can be imagined.

In mathematics there are rational and irrational numbers. Adam represents rationality and order. Eve represents the ‘irrationality’ of creation. After all, who would have imagined that 1+1=3? But billions of couples have discovered, willingly or unwillingly, that it can and often does. Eve isn’t weak, she’s adventuresome and a risk taker. So was Columbus, BTW.

Another thing, call me a romantic but IMO Adam knows exactly what he’s doing when he eats the apple. He eats the apple because he knows Eve has already eaten it and his love for her won’t allow him to be separated from her. He eats it knowing the consequence.

OK so they’ve eaten the apple and then God gets really, really mad and kicks then out of their home…forever?

No, the answer is in Genesis 3:22

King James Bible translation of Genesis 3:22

“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever

Setting aside, for the moment, the use of the plural in the passage above, God says, ‘oops now that they’ve eaten the apple, if we let them stay, they’ll also eat of the OTHER tree in the garden, the tree of IMMORTALITY’… and if Adan & Eve eat of that tree…what you have are immortal human beings with the ability to learn all that God knows but without the ability to discern right from wrong. Which by the way is exactly the case with the spoiled brats of whom the Greek and Roman ‘Gods’ consisted. Not a good thing… at all.

The serpent, God’s opposite has found exactly the key to disrupting God’s plan. The serpent “wants to see the world burn” because that’s his nature. So, what’s a loving Father to do? The kids can’t stay in the garden because if they do, all is lost. So they’ve got to go. God doesn’t drive Adam & Eve out of the garden in anger but in great sorrow, just as any loving Father would who understood that no other choice remained.

Which leads to the final big question in Genesis; original sin. How is that fair? Well first, we don’t live in a universe of fair, we live in a universe of consequence. Original sin my friends is, to use a good metaphor, the original virus. Using a computer metaphor is illuminating. A perfectly good computer that becomes infested with a malicious virus may easily become an expensive door stop. But here’s what is important to understand about a badly infested computer. A computer consists of hardware and software. It’s the software that the virus disrupts… NOT the hardware. A dead computer’s hardware may be non-operative but it is still perfect. It just can’t operate properly. Sound familiar? Our brains appear to be organic computers. Ones that our soul and spirit operate in the physical universe.

And logically, the original sin virus is transmitted through the father, which is why God uses what scientists call parthenogenesis (a form of a sexual reproduction in which growth and development of embryos occur without fertilization, thus no father) to allow Mary to give birth to Jesus without a human father. It’s a special case and necessary that Jesus be born without original sin… if he’s to have a realistic chance at completing his mission. So boys, the women may have eaten the apple but it’s us guys who pass it on.

Human beings are a bit more complex, our virus infected software has disrupted our DNA so the human race has developed over the eons, with a host of maladies. But it is the software that is our problem. Clean that up and I suspect that our bodies would, over generations return to their original state. How do we ‘clean’ our software up? Ah, that’s what a Jewish carpenter came to demonstrate 2000 years ago.

But before I get to Jesus, there’s one other aspect of the Bible that leads many people, through their misunderstanding to reject God. Namely, the Israelites being commanded by God to wipe out the indigenous tribes that are already residing in Israel. According to Judaism we’re all God’s children. But these children are infected with a cultural disease, they are ‘unclean’ in the profoundest of ways and the Israeli tribes cannot withstand exposure to them. God choose Israel, not because they were more worthy but because, at that time their particular cultural make-up was the most optimum for God to work with in preparing a culture open to Jesus’ future message, mission and demonstration.

Pick up your cross and follow me he said and, no man enters into the kingdom of heaven unless he attains the innocence (trust) of a child. It’s our distrust of God that is our single greatest barrier to re-connection with the Divine. That is what Jesus’ trial in the garden of Gethsemane is all about. He had to place utter trust in God, knowing what would happen if he did. OH Lord, take this cup from me if it be your will, indeed. Jesus is the “way shower”, the first to reconnect with God and he calls all of us to follow him through “the door”. That each of us might become the prodigal son who returns to the Father.

The ‘electability’ of RINO‘s

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The Pyrrhic Victory that RINO’s Embody 

Many on the right advocate voting for RINOs based in the pragmatic view that delaying America’s “fundamental transformation” into the United Socialist States of America is self-evidently desirable.  Irregardless of the fact that the election of RINOs merely delays America’s “fundamental transformation. This is so inarguable that it is seldom disputed.

RINO’s compromise on principle, not merely on tactical interests. That is what makes them RINO’s, though a more accurate appellation would be CINO’s, conservatives-in-name-only. The simple truth is that the Republican Establishment long ago abandoned  conservative, small government, constitutional principles. RINO’s are entirely loyal to the GOP’s actual values, which are in fact those principles that their ‘big donors’ value, which is the maintenance of the American financial status quo and the highly regulated capitalism that they favor, which allows the ‘Establishment’ to maintain and grow its influence and power.

Reagan’s stand on the Soviet Union is a perfect example of the difference between compromise of principle vs interest. Reagan unhesitatingly stated that the Soviet Union was “the focus of evil in the modern world”. His principle regarding the ideological conflict between the West and Communism was simple and straightforward; “We win, they lose”.

Reagan’s willingness to meet with Gorbachev and negotiate on the creation of the “Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty” (Start 1) to reduce nuclear weapons demonstrated his willingness to compromise on how we dealt with the Soviets. Reagan’s continued strengthening of the US Military, along with the technological challenge to the Soviets of Reagan’s proposed “Strategic Defense Initiative” confirmed that he hadn’t compromised on principle. Upon reaching agreement with the Soviets, that he insisted on “trust but verify” proves that his view of communism remained unchanged. 

In order to secure conservative’s votes, RINO’s pay lip service to conservative principles. RINO’s not actually sharing those principles is why, when push comes to shove, they always cave to democrats. People do not fight for principles in which they have no belief… 

Thus, RINOs incrementally yield ever more to the progressive left. In the short term, that may appear to be a viable political tactic, to ‘get what is realistically possible’. In the long term however, faced with a disingenuous adversary, who justifies whatever means are necessary by the ideological ends sought, it is a demonstrably disastrous strategy.

It is in the consequential corollary to voting for RINOs,  the eventual consequence of incremental compromise of principle, wherein the problem with voting for RINO’s lies, for RINO’s are highly vulnerable to the charge of collaboration. To compromise is to; “settle a dispute by MUTUAL concession”. To collaborate is to; “to work JOINTLY on an issue”  where the goal(s) sought by both parties are essentially the same and, only how and when are in conflict. When ‘compromise’ consists essentially in ‘concessions’ by democrats that merely slow down progress toward the accomplishment of its agenda, while republican’s only gain a lessening of how rapidly the progress of the democrat’s agenda is being achieved, it is not compromise in which republican RINO’s are engaged but collaboration.

 In the domestic arena, The Sovereign Bankruptcy of the West is mathematically inescapable, as virtually every Western nation is insolvent and stealing from future generations to keep the system from collapsing in what amounts to an International Ponzi scheme. In the foreign policy arena, the liberal/left’s willful blindness to the predictable ‘clear and present danger’ that future, nuclear armed Islamic Jihadist States pose to the West is an unconscionable obscenity that will eventually result in successful nuclear terrorist attacks upon major American cities. Millions of innocents will die, just as pacifistic attempts at appeasing Hitler did in WWII. It is the predictable and entirely unnecessary deaths of millions of innocents that make democrat’s foreign policy an unconscionable obscenity.

Thus, it is a self-evident truth that the domestic and foreign policy policies of democrats are unsustainable. Given these most basic facts only a fundamental dishonesty can dispute this conclusion.  Whether out of willful denial or mendacious intent, that dishonesty has the same effect.

When disaster arrives, the left will, as they always do, blame the right. Given the collaboration of the RINO dominated GOP, the left’s accusations will have the ‘ring of authenticity’ because the GOP, through the compromise of principle, will have essentially collaborated with democrats in the creation of the crisis. The GOP’s long collaboration with democrats, the left’s decades long indoctrination of  the public in the schools with the simultaneous demonization of the right’s motivations, long ago resulted in the destruction of the right’s credibility with much of the American public.

The left, true to its ideological agenda, will insist upon doubling down on its disastrous policies. Absent a credible, principled alternative, an indoctrinated public will vote to exchange the inherent risk of liberty for the left’s false promise of security.

1984 will have arrived and the RINO ‘strategy’ of delay, will only have led to a series of Pyrrhic victory’s.

This is why the Tea Party must stand firm because it is the only major conservative movement that offers a political alternative grounded in principle, rather than self-interest. Expressing a willingness to lose rather than compromise on principle, invites short term loss but gains long term credibility and, when the left’s path leads to disaster, credibility will be “the coin of the realm” with the public and, that will be the moment when the left is most vulnerable to the low-info public finally seeing the left for what it is, a totalitarian movement wearing the facade of toleration and compassion, whose ‘policies’ lead only to ruin for all but a favored elite.

The Chinese Dragon and American Eagle

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I have long felt an unease regarding Chinese-American relations, intuiting a basic lack of understanding of each society toward the other. In addition, only the naïve believe that China’s totalitarian masters place economic considerations above ideology. The Chinese Communists have always viewed its participation in capitalistic endeavors as a necessary evil in achieving parity with the U.S.

Recently, I had an epiphany regarding Chinese geopolitical motivations and important pieces to the Chinese ‘puzzle’ fell into place.

Critical to understanding China’s culture and its current geopolitical mind-set is a knowledge of China’s history. China’s ‘great wall’ reveals its psychological xenophobia, its basic insecurity in constantly feeling threatened by the barbarian hordes outside its borders. China’s xenophobia is historically valid, as China was surrounded by barbarians for much of its history.

It’s important to understand that China views the West’s culture as barbaric, just as it did in Marco Pollo’s 13th century. That this is an invalid view is irrelevant, that is their prejudice and like most prejudices, it is essentially immune from correction.   

America currently has a more powerful military and superior technology but the Chinese view their society as culturally superior. China sees that view being fully justified by its longevity, which in Chinese eyes, confers upon its culture an inherent superiority. In addition, China views America’s cultural, racial and ethnic diversity as inherently inferior to its homogeneous society.

To understand China geopolitically, it is useful to understand ‘The Middle Kingdom Playbook’, which refers back to imperial China and all the different ways China established some level of control over their near neighbors, whether by over-running them or by incorporating them or even by merging with and then assimilating them, in every case China always sought to be dominant.

China’s long, essentially unbroken culture is testament to the effectiveness of that strategy, until late 18th century Europe arrived. But neither the European conquerors nor Mao’s Communism destroyed every aspect of Chinese culture. Most relevantly, its xenophobic insecurity and compensating cultural superiority complex survived.

All of this is indicated in comments made by Professor Zhu Feng, Deputy Director for the Centre for International and Strategic Studies at Peking University, at a recent debate in Sydney, Australia entitled, “The US Alliance is our [Australia's] best defense”. Zhu described his nervousness at having to fly over so many US military bases ringing China on his way to Sydney. He described, without hesitation or equivocation the deep suspicion in China at what is perceived as our military buildup (since WWII) in the Pacific, which many Chinese see as “containment”. Zhu warned that Beijing would take a dim view of any attempts to reopen US bases in the Philippines and indeed, any further attempt to add to the ‘cordon of steel’ that the Chinese leadership felt was stifling them. Zhu acknowledged that even China prospers under America’s benign hegemony. Nevertheless, Zhu emphasized over and over again, that the time has come to give China it’s ‘due’. The descriptive word “stifling” and the phrase “the time has come to give China it’s due” are highly indicative of China’s mind-set.

There is deep and unequivocal suspicion among the Chinese that America seeks to contain China so as to keep it vulnerable, ringing it in a cordon of steel and stifling China while refusing to give China its due. The Chinese feel disrespected by American dominance because… vulnerability equals insecurity in the Chinese mind and, that is deeply disturbing to a basically xenophobic culture. It is, IMO a mistake to dismiss Chinese fears of encirclement. To understand China’s motivations, which will determine its actions, it is necessary to consider what they believe, rather than our intentions.

In the modern world with its greatly shortened distances, China’s current borders are intuitively considered inadequate by the Chinese. Psychologically and sociologically, they need to expand their sphere of dominance in order to establish a sufficient psychological comfort zone. That is why they are trying to establish dominance in the South China Sea and why China is disputing sovereignty over island groups with both Japan and the Philippines. That is why Taiwan’s independence and American protection is a continual irritant to China.

There is great potential for ‘accidental’ conflict between China and America. 

Life in the ‘Hamster’s Cage’.

Despite our Constitutional guarantees, we are becoming more socialist every year.

Not to minimize the machinations of the left in academia, the media and fundamentally dishonest democrat politicians… but socialism has primarily gained ground with the American public because our over-regulated capitalism is failing to ‘lift all boats’.

Corporate profits and the stock market keep hitting record highs because of the effects of qualitative easing. The Fed is ‘digitizing’ money out of thin air and aiding the Chinese in buying up our debt. Without that debt service, the entire house of cards collapses and, fiscal collapse occurs when sovereign bankruptcy is no longer deniable. Had Romney been elected, he would have had to continue the same Fed policies because  long ago, it was far too late for fiscal restraint alone, to correct our economic problems.

Obama and the left believe the answer is socialism, provably an intellectually bankrupt notion. But if no democrat had been elected to office since Kennedy, we would still be headed down an unsustainable path. That is because republican’s fiscal schemes are almost as detrimental to the nation’s overall financial health as the democrat’s, just much slower acting.

The Fed’s creation and actions since the 30′s, our fiat currency’s fundamental disconnection from reality, severe over-regulation and social entitlement programs that have cost three times as much as all our wars combined…have led to long term, incremental inflation that has destroyed 94% of the dollar’s value. The result has been the financial necessity of the two-earner family, near total stagnation in the middle classes’ wages since the early 70’s and the flight of manufacturing jobs from the US.

We’ve become a nation of fast-food service workers and a financially privileged elite.

Obama’s policies are disastrous for the middle class. Yet so are the republican’s because the highly regulated capitalism they favor, disproportionately benefits those with financial leverage and keeps the middle class in the ‘hamster’s cage’.

The low-information voter doesn’t understand why his dollar doesn’t buy as much, doesn’t understand the factors responsible for wage stagnation, doesn’t understand why manufacturing jobs are gone or why a two-earner household still struggles… but they do understand that things aren’t working.

And when things aren’t working, the panacea of socialism and entitlements with its scapegoat of the greedy rich becomes a viable alternative to the man exhausted from life in the ‘hamster’s cage’. And socialism does transform the individual’s condition, initially offering financial relief but gradually and incrementally lessening liberty until inescapable indentured servitude to the state is their fate. Much like the proverbial frog in water brought slowly to a boil.

That is because in any socialistic system, to retain its viability and ability to grant entitlements, necessary to achieve its most fundamental tenet, equality of outcome, a socialistic system MUST keep from “running out of other people’s money”.

To avoid that mathematically certain eventuality, it must incrementally seize more and more, until it has seized all income and material assets. As example, France and Cyprus are early indications that the EU is close to its tipping point. It will either dissolve or move toward ever greater bureaucratic tyranny.

Yet as a socialistic system incrementally seizes more and more of the productive assets of a society, an equal but opposite reaction occurs and protests arise. To minimize protest, political correctness is imposed, initially by academia, the media and social disapproval, gradually evolving into ‘legal’ repression by the state through such maneuvers as ‘hate speech’ prohibitions and mandatory government indoctrination of children in public schools at earlier and earlier ages.

As seizure of assets and protest are interrelated, increasing imposition of political correctness is necessary and thus ALL thought, speech and behavior MUST eventually be classified as either forbidden or mandatory.

Thus socialism MUST evolve into a regulated tyranny, political correctness taken to its end state. Eventuating in an evolution of socialism into a de facto, highly regulated, bureaucratic form of Communism.

Communism is binary in nature; only what is forbidden and what is mandatory may be allowed to exist. Every aspect of life must be defined in one or the other category. Thus 1984 arrives…

“We can’t expect Western societies to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders into repeatedly and gradually giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.” – Nikita Khrushchev”