Friday, April 27, 2012

The World-Wide Media Blackout

Only one candidate in this American election cycle advocates ending "American imperialism", removing our military bases from 135 countries, bringing home our troops, ending all the foreign wars and invasions, no longer propping up puppet regimes, abolishing the Fed and its fiat currency that channels national wealth to well-connected bankers and Wall Street types while bankrupting and impoverishing the bulk of America's citizenry, getting government out of people's lives and returning power to the states and/or The People (as our Constitution requires). 

In short, only one candidate preaches a decidedly "American" message. And the media says nothing about him. He is entirely blacked out.


The Powers That Be do not want The People to know what is afoot. They do not want The People to know what they are doing. TPTB are growing enormously wealthy printing "monopoly money", giving it to themselves, and cashing it in for the real stuff (gold, land, businesses, etc.) while orchestrating the collapse and ensuing dependency of the entire world.

Speaking Truth to Power

You can't say the Fed hasn't been warned. This speech, given by Robert Wenzel, editor of the Economic Policy Journal, has been acclaimed -- by no less than Vox Day -- to be The Greatest Speech Ever Given.

Even if you know nothing of economics, it is worth reading -- for the simple fact that it tells us what is coming. It is a prophecy and a eulogy, all in one.

Regarding this speech, one reader at Vox's site said it best:
It's like a fractal of insults. The entire speech is a big insult, then there is a final paragraph of insult, and inside that, a tiny three-word insult. I'm sure that if we would look at that last period with a microscope, it would contain an insult.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Our Great "White Hispanic" Hope

George Zimmerman is not just innocent. He is a hero. If this video by his former attorney doesn't convince you, perhaps this article will

I can think of no better example of the media distorting truth and warping public opinion for ratings (and to advance the "progressive" agenda and the meme of racial discord) than this. A Zimmerman conviction would be proof-positive that "truth, justice and the American way" are ABSOLUTELY DEAD in this country.

This poor man doesn't deserve jail. He deserves a medal. And our support.

Edit: Note the media's use of the 7-year-old "mug shot" of Zimmerman (arrested for a "crime" for which he was never convicted) juxtaposed with a picture of Martin as a smiling 12-year-old...not the brooding 6-foot-tall teenage menace he would become.

UPDATE (August 8, 2012): I just read this in an email today...

Anybody know who this is?


Trayvon Martin at 17……

Our media...television news...newspapers...magazines. continue to show 12 year old Trayvon...NOT 17 year old Trayvon....they continue to show the 5 year old picture BECAUSE it helps to cement in your mind the little, cute, hoodie wearing youngster who was stalked by this monster.

In reality.."little Trayvon" the time of his death...stood almost 6'2" tall...weighed 175 muscular pounds...had numerous run in's with authorities (both at school and local police)...had been stopped and almost arrested two days before his death for...smacking a bus driver in the face...because the driver refused to let him ride for free...he was released because the driver was told not to press charges by the bus company and to continue on his route.

When "little Trayvon" was suspended at was not only because he tried to bring a little marijuana in with him...he was in possession of wedding rings and other etc. that he said he "found" along with a large screwdriver...while on the way to school that day...the jewelry was turned over to the Police by the school.

Not a single paper has printed RECENT photos of this would not keep your interest in this case... Not a single paper will admit that this kid was a marijuana dealer...his friends on facebook all say he had the "best plants"...not a single paper will show you any of his recent photos where he shows off a mouthful of gold teeth....all of his tattoos...not a single paper will tell the news like it really is....and NOT how they want you to think it is...

UPDATE II (8/21/12): And now it appears that the prosecution has not been acting in "good faith" all along.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Romney's Saving Grace

Unlike the other Mormon presidential contender (Jon Huntsman) who minimized and all-but-denied his religious affiliation to placate the masses, Mitt Romney didn't. He boldly (and bravely) announced that he wasn't changing anything about his faith.

Romney may be wishy-washy about everything else. But when the opportunity arose to discard something as "unnecessary" and "politically toxic" (by modern standards) as his religion, Romney wouldn't budge.

He may not be a "true conservative", but Romney is a faithful Mormon. He obviously believes in bedrock principles over which he is unwilling to negotiate. If he is elected U.S. President -- and continues to abide by those precepts -- our country certainly will be no worse off because of it.

EDIT: Then there's this turd (aka, the other "faithful Mormon" in high office), who hasn't passed a Senate budget in three years. He is the perfect counter-argument to my thesis above.

2nd EDIT: A good friend sent me this link to remind me why I voted for Ron Paul in the last election. If America had the good sense to vote for Ron Paul, we'd get out of this mess a lot sooner than later. But America, I fear, will keep this "Jeremiah" in the pit -- until she is carried away into Babylon.

A tidy argument against socialism

With many, I was disgusted when I heard Sandra Fluke, the law school student / activist, argue that not only should we all pay for her birth control, but religious organizations opposed to birth control should also be forced to provide it. (Come to think of it, I may actually support that policy, so long as we get to retro-actively "control" Fluke's birth, too.)

Ben Shapiro does an excellent job of describing why socialism's argument doesn't wash.

Student Loan Scam: Page Two

First I warned about the student loan scam: how government has taken over the industry to manipulate the "educated" population into life-long indentured servitude (and to buy their votes).

Turning the page in this playbook of class warfare, we now see Democrats move to freeze the (promised-to-be-rising) student loan interest rate for all poor- and middle-class student loans for one year.

First they create the problem, then they "solve" the problem. Their "solution" always involves taxing other private entities more to pay for it.

This is fascism, pure and simple: when government allows the proletariat to "own" property, but, in fact, government controls it -- and expropriates it -- when the "needs of the people" (read "wants of the politicians") demand it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Taxing My Patience

As per my now-annual custom, I waited until the absolute last minute to calculate and file my income taxes this year. We ended up owing another $1300 (which we had to borrow in order to pay, because we have no money.)

This excruciating exercise is so unAmerican. I reject the notion that any American should be obliged -- under penalty of perjury, fine or imprisonment (as we are) -- to accurately determine and disclose the full extent of his activities and assets to nameless bureaucrats intent on devising ever more ingenious ways of dispossessing him of his wealth. We might as well be opening our homes to thieves, revealing where we keep the jewels, to let them devise whatever pretext they can to take whatever the hell they want.

We are slaves, nothing more, nothing less.

I spent the better part of two days collecting my records, inputting data, and messaging software to deduce what my obligation would be this year. (It is impossible to "divine" the "correct" figure. Ten different professionals using the same software would deduce 10 different results.) The software, at first, said I owed over $10,000! Only by digging deeper and scrutinizing every loophole -- filling out depreciation schedules, applying for child tax credits, and learning what I needed to know to avoid paying the dreaded tax -- was I able to get the number as low as I did, effectively paying just 2.61% of my wealth to government.

The software told me I paid $73 this year to run actual "government" (law enforcement, courts, etc.) and ten times that for "national defense". However the remainder of the $3,674 I supposedly paid ( I know, the numbers don't match up) funded numerous social services: Social Security, Medicare, community programs, none of which benefit me or my family directly. Even our national defense contribution benefits others, not US, inasmuch as our forces are stationed in 135 countries (70% of the world), defending whom exactly?

We are the Beast. And we feed the Beast with our taxes and our mounting debt. Like sharecroppers, we pay "the land lord" with our labor and wages. But it's never enough. Each year we go deeper and deeper in debt, trying to pay off what we "owe" -- until we own nothing.

We effectively own nothing in America today. Our homes, even if paid off, will be confiscated if we do not pay the property tax -- or if, by "eminent domain", government bureaucrats determine that another owner would better serve the government.

The whole stinking, fetid waste of government needs to be destroyed. There is no other way of pulling back from the universal socialist dependency, monolithic waste, pervasive flim-flam and general lawlessness that pervades every government and quasi-government institution.

America will collapse. And collapse hard, together with much of the world. Only the meek will inherit the earth. And Americans are anything but "meek".

I guess it all needs to happen in order for our real Savior to return -- to be recognized for who He is.

EDIT: There's almost hope in this summation of America's problems and prospects by VDH.

If I Wanted America To Fail


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

It's "Okay" to Say You're "Gay"!

There are reasons why an LDS homosexual (male or female) may be the best friend you'll ever have (if you're "worthy" to have such a friend). 

Such a person knows that heterosexual conduct within marriage between a man and a woman is the only sexual expression permitted by LDS doctrine and practice. (All other sexual conduct is proscribed, including heterosexual conduct.) Inasmuch as sexual orientation is interstitially and involuntarily woven into the fabric of every human soul -- Examine your own heart: Are you "naturally" heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual? Is your proclivity a "choice" or rather an overwhelming natural compulsion? -- anyone who would voluntarily embrace and practice such a religion must have one damn good testimony of the LDS faith! 

Legion are those who don't uphold their religion's sexual mores. The LDS homosexual's only "choice" -- if he or she is to remain in "good standing" in the faith -- is to not give expression (by conduct) to any sexual desire at all. This is not just a call to chastity, but a life-long call to celibacy. It is a demand few, if any, (LDS or otherwise) are willing (or able) to fulfill. Many rationally condemn the Catholic Church for requiring celibacy of its priesthood, viewing such as an "unnatural" (and ultimately unsustainable) inhibition on, well, human nature. Many  reasonably suspect that Catholic priests act out sexually in "unnatural" and unlawful ways simply because they have no other venue or opportunity for "acceptable" sexual expression. 

While we are all called upon to observe chastity (no sexual conduct outside of marriage) at some point in our lives, most of us look forward to getting married -- with the prospect of "having sex" and doing what we consider to be natural, wholesome, divinely-ordained and culturally approved. LDS homosexuals (or "Latter-day Saints who experience same-sex attraction") have no such hope or prospect. They are "doomed", as it were, to never have the opportunity to express themselves sexually in any manner that is either ecclesiastically or culturally endorsed. They are "trapped" in their own orientation. Any "acting out" for them -- in any fashion with anyone of any age in any context (even with themselves) -- is considered by the LDS to be "sinful". For such persons, the only "acceptable" choice is complete, absolute, life-long celibacy.

These people -- who confess both their proclivity for the same sex and their determination to keep their commitment to observe celibacy -- should be celebrated, not condemned. They should be lauded as heroes, not shunned as villains.

We all ought to be "celibate", to some extent. The single woman ought to practice celibacy before marriage. The married man ought to practice "celibacy" after marriage -- by not having sex with the single woman! We all practice "celibacy" by degrees. For the LDS homosexual, the only celibacy that is authorized and accepted is life long and absolute. 100%. For some, this must be a horrible burden to bear.

Jesus referred to this matter when He said:
For there are some eunuchs [those who do not have sexual relations], which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it. (Matt. 19:12)
By and large, we have little power (over ourselves) to change our sexual orientation (to whom we are attracted). "We are who we are." People have been sexually attracted to [fill in the blank: whites, blacks, both, neither, children, adults, fat, thin, males, females, animals, door knobs, etc.]. We may be "straight". We may be "gay". We may be "natural", "normal" and "healthy" or we may be "unnatural", "perverted" and "messed up". But we are who we are. Without conscious, persistent effort (and maybe even despite it), no one is going to change their sexual orientation very much, any more than you're going to change your sexual orientation. (Have you tried doing that? Would you ever want to?)

Can people who have been strongly attracted to the opposite sex all their lives at some point experience overwhelming conscious sexual feelings for the same sex? Absent any environmental or cultural influences that would impose homosexual arousal and thus induce homosexual feelings, I think not (for most of us). I leave open the possibility that some may be ambiguously or strongly attracted to both sexes, for various reasons. (But this is rare.) Conversely, those who experience same-sex attraction are likewise unlikely to develop heterosexual feelings -- unless, as postulated, heterosexual arousal is culturally or environmentally imposed and heterosexual desires and fixation are thus induced

This latter hypothesis was the historical impetus for encouraging homosexuals to marry: to make them "straight". I understand that such attempts at sexual "reorientation" have proven to be mostly dismal failures and that the practice is now roundly discouraged by both psycho-sexual professionals and leaders of the Church. (My own "best friend" at BYU was "gay" -- I didn't know it at the time -- and his marriage, even after three children, proved insufficiently "reorienting" to dissuade him from wanting to have sex with men.)

We frankly have no other choice than to embrace and support our LDS friends and family members who "suffer" from same-sex attraction. Being "gay" certainly isn't a "choice" that any practicing, committed LDS person would "make". We ought to uphold and sustain them in their valiant quest to uphold chastity (and life-long celibacy). How will our own heterosexual ethics, honesty and comportment compare with what homosexuals are required to do? How will our faithfully "having sex" at some point -- with all its attendant comforts and blessings -- compare with their faithful abstinence -- with all of its attendant miseries and misfortunes? Can these two efforts even compare? How can the man who satisfies himself, if only occasionally (by "eating" just a little) ever compare with him who (although he has both "food" and appetite) chooses never to "eat", but rather starves himself (making himself a "eunuch for the kingdom of heaven's sake")?

Well did Jesus condemn those who require that great burdens be lifted by others, but who nary lift a finger themselves!
"But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for [homosexuals] in the day of judgment, than for thee." (Matt. 11:24)
Anyone shouldering the burden of the "gay" person (by not "giving in" and by endeavoring to "endure to the end") deserves a hero's welcome at the finish line! Anyone bearing such a burden has trod depths of despair, loneliness, longing, and pain that few otherwise can know. Abstinence-practicing gay Latter-day Saints lose not only their loved ones for a time -- indeed, they lose every loved one with whom they might ever feel the desire to "marry" -- but they also must lose themselves completely, by giving up every opportunity to please themselves, to do their own will, to satisfy their own desires. They effectively take up their cross -- a "cross" far heavier than most of us are ever called upon to lift. In so doing, they may develop divine strengths and sensitivities, compassion and empathy, tolerance and loyalty, unselfishness and discretion -- traits to be highly appreciated in any friend.

For facing this challenge forthrightly -- and for lifting this burden with faith -- "gay" Latter-day Saints ought to be respected, loved, and welcomed into the family of God.