Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Family Message

I'm finally pissed at the NFL; the following teams have players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem and therefore none of their games will be televised in our home.

1. San Francisco 49ers 

2. Denver Broncos

3. Miami Dolphins

I'm dead serious about this. The benefit of spectator sports to society is it provides a social context for comity with those we would not socially encounter otherwise for political reasons. For instance I and a native San Franciscan would potentially be side by side rooting for the same team and be able to interact in a socially positive way that our politics would otherwise impair. Politicization causes the loss of this context as we divide ourselves between kneelers and those standing according to the USC for proper etiquette. The loss of this social context first of all is a serious detriment to the US whom has a dire lack of community comity across political lines. It also means the unique nature of spectator sports is lost and they become a very expensive, redundant political forum that is frankly an immoral waste of resources. If the problem persists or worsens I may mandate a home ban on the NFL for moral reasons. I'm done with the constant agitation. If you insist on the intrusion of social agitation for your pet causes into my off time. I insist you get the F out of my house. social agitation for your pet causes into my off time. I insist you get the F out of my house. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

The End

In the face of the primary decision by so called conservative voters in the United States I think a post is warranted. Notably over the past 3 years I’ve concentrated my online presence mostly in religious affairs, but the time has come to tie in that with the pertinent politics and go on record with my position.
Donald Trump has been, essentially at this point, nominated to represent conservative values of the United States. He is both authoritarian and nationalistic. I wish to be clear, he IS NOT Hitler. But by the most commonly understood definition of the word he IS a Fascist.
Hillary Clinton OR Bernie Sanders will be nominated to represent liberal values. They are, by the most commonly understood definition of the word, Socialist.
Neither of these candidates represents even a minority sympathy toward justice, virtue, freedom and self-determination. I personally am ambivalent toward which one I’d rather see win the election, and for principled reasons unwilling to vote for either. My name shall not be so sullied as to be attached to those above. If you intend to claim that’s the equivalent of voting for whomever (whom you don’t like) First I don’t care. As I said I’m ambivalent. Second I don’t care, my obligation to you as my countryman ended the instant these “candidates” became the reality for nomination, I can no longer take seriously any appeal to some “duty” I owe you. Voice your displeasure all you want; I have given much and you are due nothing more, at least that you would like to get, from me. To those that I do owe a debt, God, posterity, my family, I am exceedingly comfortable justifying enabling of the winner by the clear vices of the loser. I’ve made my peace with that and am ready to face that question before both my grandchildren (God Willing) and God himself and say “The reason why I enabled Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton is because the alternative was Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton.”
Now I’ve been on sabbatical for a long time. Rather traditional in many ways. I was exploring the nature of freedom following the re-election of Barack Obama in 2012. I had a number of Earth shattering epiphanies. The most pertinent to this discussion is revelations about the nature of freedom. A long while back I wrote a very short observation on the headwaters of liberty, where the stream of freedom first begins to flow. Here we will discuss ever so briefly its source and its nature. The source of freedom is God. The nature of freedom is that it only rightly belongs to the just and virtuous. In this the western world has a serious misconception that will lead to its fall if it is not corrected, that it rightly belongs to all: not so. The just man is due freedom as a right granted him by God. The apparently unjust man is given freedom in a free society because it largely lies beyond the competency authority to determine him actually unjust rather than seemingly unjust, and remove it, not that he has a continuing and enduring right to it if he be actually unjust. To the extent authority can competently determine a man unjust, they rightly remove his freedom in measure which not only is not due, but further by natural law he should not have.  What is authority? The ability to use and resist force. Whom is authority? A willed entity capable of using and resisting force. What is a just authority? An authority which seeks to follow the Natural Law in accordance with Nature’s God. Thank you Tom, you have taught me so much.
            The reason why I bring up this discourse, freedom belongs rightly only to the just and virtuous is because the concept is etched into natural law at all scales of being. Of particular interest is that of a society. At that level the natural law dictates, the unjust society cannot be free. Not that it shouldn’t, it simply cannot; When a society’s virtue lapses, so does any freedom it might have as a natural consequence of the natural law. And this is good. United States of America, your virtue has lapsed, and so, rightly so, your freedom shall lapse too, and this is good and just. As the watchman in Ezekiel 33 there have been times I have failed you; Agreeing in ignorance with your ideas of virtue when I should have been warning you instead of their vice; And when I did know better having an imprudent confidence in your virtue and will to ultimately, once all had been laid bare, make the right decision. What can I say? Referring in part back to my short discourse on the headwaters of liberty; I was wrong. And to my part for it have failed, with other smaller failures, to edify you sufficiently to carry the light of freedom forward. Though retrospectively I doubt anything I could have done differently would have changed anything. You have been seduced by a siren's call of the desires of your vices, first indulging them, then rationalizing them, finally sacramentalizing them. You have built a religion around worshiping your vice. Nevertheless I could have done better.
Remember though, do not look to me, or some liar bearing the name “press” or another liar bearing the name “politician” and deign to point blame when the natural consequence of society’s state of being is realized, lamenting loudly “ignorance” “misinformed” or “lies”. Of course you were lied to. What were you expecting? It was always your responsibility in diligence and prudence to sort through the lies and the truth knowing that you would be lied to by the unjust. You failed to treat this responsibility seriously while beguiled in gratifying your vice and it is your lack of virtue which makes this coming reality inevitable, and what is to come will always be your fault for it. We, truly, are the lessor sons of greater sires. And that which our fathers have given to us rightly and justly deserves to be taken away.  
The end is near now. And since you have abandoned the idea of federalism, constitutional governance, virtuous freedom, self reliance, self determinism, community, comity, solidarity, subsidiary, and virtually every other virtue for that of the demeanor of a spoiled screaming child, standing before all that is good shaking your fist “now appoint for us a king to govern us like all the nations.” so it shall be so. I will leave you with the discourse of 1 Samuel 8. May God have mercy on us all. 

            6 But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. 7 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them. 8 According to all the deeds which they have done to me, from the day I brought them up out of Egypt even to this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are also doing to you. 9 Now then, hearken to their voice; only, you shall solemnly warn them, and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them.”

10 So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking a king from him. 11 He said, “These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen, and to run before his chariots; 12 and he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. 15 He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. 16 He will take your menservants and maidservants, and the best of your cattle and your asses, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. 18 And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves; but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

19 But the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No! but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may govern us and go out before us and fight our battles.” 21 And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the Lord. 22 And the Lord said to Samuel, “Hearken to their voice, and make them a king.”

Friday, May 8, 2015

Public Education. An Oxymoron.

The fundamental flaw with the concept of government funded education is:

It's idiocy to believe that which the government funds the government will not control. 

It's idiocy to believe that those in power will willingly educate you on how to take that power away.

Therefore government education serves tho interest of power. Not the freedom and betterment of the body politic.

In this way the fundamental goals of public education must be critical omissions of education.  

It is a great good, that everyone in society be educated. It is a horrendous evil to conclude therefore that government should be doing the educating. Any society that does so, sows the slavery of their children and grandchildren.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Brace Yourſelf: Assume Little, Protect Yourſelf and Your Family, Stay Safe.

Occam's Razor....

In competing hypothesis, analyze the one which has the least assumptions. While more complicated solutions may be proven correct, however, in the absence of certainty, the simplest solutions should be entertained first.

Hanlon's Razor....

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.

I bring up the two most commonly used Razors for a reason. Not to encourage their use, as those who favor them need no encouragement, but to caution about their use. A razor is not proof of anything; it's merely a thought tool for choosing a hypothesis to investigate and certain pressing situations pre-suppose hypothesis while uncertainty about a situation remains preeminant.
Which brings me to today’s topic. The CDC’s actions, or lack thereof to be more accurate, placing 100’s of people, our fellow Americans, at risk because they refuse to be adequately cautious about a deadly communciable disease. 
1.       They have no adequate method for screening passengers traveling to Ebola hotspots. The methods currently used are inaccurate in that insufficiently symptomatic cases may not be detected, and since Ebola is fully assymptomatic for up to 20 days from infection. Simply screening without isolation is not adequate.   
2.       No travel restrictions are in place for traveling to or from areas with epidemics.
3.       For the one, and only one case of Ebola entry into the US so far: Two people have been confirmed subsequently infected by that single entering case. Those two people were infected in a healthcare facility NOT in an uncontrolled environment. Signalling that efforts to contain infection while in a hospital were not effective.
4.       Of the two people who were infected by the original case, a possible secondary infection by one of those persons is already suspected.

5.       One of the two people who was infected by the original case traveled to and from a neighboring state by air and was diagnosed the day after returning.

Some might be inclined to use Occam’s razor and say the CDC is trying to get us killed while maintaining the façade of their designated function. Others might use Hanlon’s and conclude the CDC is criminally incompetent at controlling the spread of infection. I’d like to at this point avoid all of that speculation as it just isn’t necessary right now and stick to the facts. In all of this the CDC has offered many, many, many reassurances, and yet their efforts are demonstrably inadequate. This is a singular warning. The CDC now has demonstrated nearly negligible ability to stop infection from entering the US and clear inadequacy of response to the first case of Ebola imported to the US. Two people will likely die, and 100’s are at risk because they did not adequately evaluate and control the risk of subsequent infection. The benefit of the doubt is officially exhausted; Until the CDC actually demonstrates some competency at controlling the spread of this outbreak, it would be imprudent to accept their reassurances. Until such competence and willingness for proper action is demonstrated, it is prudent to assume proper action won’t be taken and the risk of infection and spread of the virus is elevated accordingly. The first Ebola patient was identified on October 1st. We are already at a potential 3rd generation patient of this infection. At a generation cycle of one week, with each patient infecting 1.5 people, in 20 weeks infection has spread to over 3000 people. At 30 weeks it’s almost 200,000. If each patient infects 2 people at 20 weeks the infection has spread to over a million people. Watch the rate of infection and efforts of containment very closely. The CDC will laude its sucesses. Ignore them and keep track of the failures, we are only concerned about their failures; When the failures stop so will Ebola. No matter how much assuaging is going on in the official channels keep a realistic tab of how fast the virus is spreading, particularly if it is in your area. Don’t depend on the CDC to stop this; know your risks in your life like air travel, anticipate spread of the virus, and take action to protect yourself ahead of an epidemic in your area. 

BREAKING UPDATE: Patient that traveled by airline the day prior to being diagnosed ...



Now I know you Occam fans think this is a slam dunk for malice. I would suggest you read all the coverage. Government employee grade stupidity and incompetence with a dash of apathy are certainly not out of the question.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Theory On Coming Political Strategies:

I was writing a letter, a just bit of current events stuff, when I found myself at a reasonable conclusion that merits a bit wider dissemination. 
Right now, the US Export Import bank is set to have its charter expire on September 30. The bank is largely unpopular with the American People, and almost all grass roots political activism.
It's the major globalist political item of the month. It looks right now to sneak into the appropriations bill to fund the Government until December would likely push out authorization for the bank until mid next year.
While the bank is worth opposing for political reasons. It's also notable as a temperature test of Congress to see how much impact current political efforts are making. Undoubtedly this would have been reauthorized without much as a squeak from anyone a few years ago. Now it's a political problem for the Bank's supporters. 


This is something that both OWS and Tea Party can easily agree on that this bank should not exist. So how and what occurs on this issue will be highly informative.
Keep in mind that globalists are making this strategic move with the Fed at the same time.


Now to say the two are directly related as one for the other is a bit overzealous though. There are numerous good reasons for the globalists to have the Fed to make this move; pressuring the economy to build support for the Ex-Im Bank is only one of them, and not the most significant. More likely it falls as one part of a broader strategy to attempt to discredit non-interventionist economic theory. And the Ex-Im Bank is only one small part of those objectives.
What this seems to be is a strategy fold into a likely bid by Hillary in 2015 whom, it has already been exposed, will be running, and will be running on a campaign based on 90's economic policy. 


So then the overall trend of the opposition is to discredit the Libertarian movement which has footing in the base of both parties, to weaken their influence in the legislature, and position their prime Presidential candidate with an economic environment which just happens to match her campaign message. While at the same time, Republican Establishment party leaders are pushing for Jeb Bush or a Re-Run of Romney.
All is not bleak though. Right now Rand Paul is leading the primary polling. Which is probably why such an all encompassing strategy against Libertarianism looks to be in the works. 


So our priority should be to discredit the strategy before it unfolds. 

Take it all for what it's worth. Probably as much as you payed for it. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

On Systems of Governance Remember the People

With a sufficiently moral people, any system of Governance will be just.

With a sufficiently immoral people, any system of Governance will be unjust. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Change at Mozilla

In the fall of 1995 I experienced the internet for the first time, like many, using a browser that combined the best elements of Mosaic and Godzilla, which would be marketed under the name Netscape, but today will be forever remembered for its code name Mozilla. I have used Mozilla based browsers the entire 19 years of my life that I have had access to the Internet, essentially, from when the internet became widely available to this day. All things must change it seems. For the high crime of daring to politically participate in a campaign to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, the CEO of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, was run out of his position by our brave thought police. The particulars, he donated $1,000 dollars to support Proposition 8 in California which passed by popular vote before being struck down by a Judge.

Eich Co-Founded Mozilla when it broke away from Netscape and has served the company for 16 years. None of that matters because he donated $1,000 to a political cause because he believed marriage was only between a man and a woman. His crime against political correctness is far more grievous than any contribution that he made to Mozilla, as Chief Technology Officer or CEO.

As Mozilla Corp has decided to enforce the will of the thought police, today is the last day that any of their software will run on a computer under my control. I thought Mozilla was different, their commitment to the free software community and making the internet available to everyone was admirable. But today they show their true colors...only so long as you think approved thoughts.

GLAAD President Sarah Kate Ellis actually responded to the announcement with this statement, "Mozilla's strong statement in favor of equality today reflects where corporate America is: inclusive, safe, and welcoming to all." [emphasis added]

1984 newspeak where "welcoming to all" means welcoming to those that think the right way.

For Mozilla's choice to not support the RIGHT of their employees to politically participate in a manner in accordance with their conscience they are true oppressors, the silent majority that will not stand up and therefore tacitly approves as the grip of tyranny crushes their neighbors. Such a silent majority, unwilling to take a stand, has been the critical element of every totalitarian regime in history. Goodbye Mozilla. You're one of them now.