Since the abolishment of the draft, volunteers have manned the military. By
professional armed services standards, this conversion has produced the most efficient and competitive war machine ever. However,
what escapes this simplistic viewpoint is that the forces deployed "To Kill People and Break Things", are used to
expand and perpetuate an empire, while forgoing an actual defense of our nation. Decisions to police the world are made by
non elected agencies, who essentially formulate the detailed policies that shed the blood of soldiers and drain the treasure
of the country. Presidents and politicians talk about the hard determinations to place service personnel in harm's way, but
it is the military-industrial-complex that does the grunt work in staging the logistics and directing what theater of operations
the grand imperial military can operate.
In an age where the accounts of history are no longer taught or the chronicles
of past generations are lost to the consciousness of the current culture; all that is left is a fairy tale of deception designed
to confuse, indoctrinate and eliminate critical thinking. Astute students of the War of Northern Aggression understand that
the cessation of hostilities set into motion the forces of imperialism and the perversion of a Constitution with the addition
of harmful amendments. Liberty was the primary causality of all the bloodshed and the institution of a totalitarian statist
regime became the permanent outcome of the conflict.
The drum beat never ceases. Only the most dense and easily manipulated buy into the bogus
narrative that Trump is a Russian asset subject to blackmail. After all these pathetic months of disinformation from the Beltway
District of Criminals, the absence of factual reality has become the most rare commodity in the public arena. The establishment
panic over the enactment of a robust America First policy administration has the bi-partisan ranks of dedicated Statists scheming
to remove President Trump from office by any means necessary. It should be obvious that marginalizing his presidency started
the day of his election. Now the ground work is being set to trump up some phony story, absent of any definitive proof, that
will entice the GOP never Trumpers, to join in with the deranged Democrats to remove their most threatening nemesis.
When is a law unconstitutional and defaces the First Amendment? Congress
shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
is as clear cut as any assertion in the basic law of the land. Yet Donald Trump correct — Lyndon Johnson passed legislation limiting political activity of churches and has lead to the systematic exclusion of religious political speech. Yet the Johnson amendment survived court challenges
in 1983, 1990 and 2000, according to Pew. Such perversion of fundamental rights endowed by God and subverted by
government illustrates that the nature of politics defies the only legitimate authority, which any society can derive and
claim its moral authority upon.
England is a mythical land of Magna Carter power politics
heritage. Such cultural and emotional symbols as 'Mrs. Miniver' Rose or the White Cliffs of Dover are engrained in the public
consciousness as essential British tradition. When the "Bard of Avon" presented his indispensable observations, Shakespeare on England defined the perception essence of countless generations.
Only those who have been existing under a rock are unaware of the integral destruction
of Western Civilization and fundamental values that mark the last several decades. After the endless warnings and documentation
provided by some of the most perceptive thinkers of the last several generations, society ignores and even condemns the factual
record of this cultural path into oblivion. What has emerged is a disturbed mental insanity that demands total allegiance
to a deranged political correctness. While it is evident that the genetic traits of the heinous descendants of Eve have formed
the vanguard of this macabre authoritarian mindset, the decisive responsibility for allowing and furthering this spiteful
temperament, rests upon the cowardly male gender that lost the courage to hold feminists accountable for their demented state
the complex relationships that make up human endeavors permeates every aspect of society and politics. The ability to be informed
about events is a basic motivation to search out news about what is exactly happening in the world we all live in. Journalism
purports to report the first draft of history. In practice the press and media coverage is systemically bereft of relevant
facts and completely void of objectivity. The currency of the realm is trust for all journalists. Their collective credibility
is bankrupt for a very simple reason; their newscasts are based upon lies, newspeak and intentional deception.
The book, American Amnesia by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson is a pathetic attempt to distort
history to support a psychopathic adoration for the merits of massive government. The theme of the dissertation is the rejection
of the Thomas Jefferson axiom, “The Government is best when it governs least.” For this duo of academic establishment
apologists, the Twentieth century under Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a great success. Coming out of the
Yale citadel and the bedlam known as Berkeley, these two mentally challenged government sycophants are a pristine example
why engagement with such progressive professors is a journey into the warped minds of historic irrationality.
Amazon is a Destroyer of Jobs and the Merchant Economy
If this is progress, just how much more can our economy afford? The myth of
cheap prices, conveniently seldom factors in the structural costs to society. Building an all inclusive monopoly based upon
minimal employees and predatory prices ignores the long anti-trust history that helped create the middle class. The last fifty
years has demonstrated the systemic retreat from family prosperity, which has produced a vast disproportionate of wealth among
the fewer haves and the growing have-nots. The enormous accumulation of market share that Amazon has steamrolled under the
hypnosis of ease in selection of products, placing orders, timely deliveries, and most of all; cheapest pricing has caused
the demise of much of traditional retail commerce.
The Treasury Secretary chimes in on what any market watcher should know instinctively. Mnuchin talks tech: 'I don't understand these valuations', yet the price on promises and future expectation of earnings has a large amount
of the equity speculators and computerized trading in a crisis of sanity. Avoiding the fundamental relationship that a stock
value is based upon the ability of a company to turn a profit, has become the hottest investment hoax since Bernard Madoff
was pitching his Ponzi scheme. Uber, Snapchat and Twitter may be high flyers for the smart set, but for rational venture capitalists,
plunking down gambles on risky enterprises that only feed on publicity hype is a sure bet on going broke.
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