Saturday, March 2, 2019

Proof That Socialism Sucks

Government, especially when you include the supposedly independent Federal Reserve, is the source of all of our big problems.  Our leviathan State is failing at everything and is slowly bankrupting this country. Nothing is working. Despite overwhelming evidence of massive failure, both political parties support and permit even more "government!" Bigger government is the central platform of the Democratic Party (and the unstated central platform of the Republican party)! Our "social contract" with the government is broken.

We now live in a heavy-handed surveillance state with weaponized police departments and Federal agencies. Everything coming from the government is wrong or outright lies including:
I've suggested that the US is already a failed state. We're a dead country walking and crisis is coming. I've suggested that we need a massive reset or revolution that requires the government to fail and go broke in order to allow prices to deflate so that people can afford to live.

For example, look at the chart below.  Note that prices of everything that is manipulated by "government" (red) is rising un-sustainably. Also note that prices subject to true market forces (blue) have been coming down.

The greater (lower) the degree of government involvement in the provision of a good or service the greater (lower) the price increases (decreases) over time, e.g., hospital and medical costs, college tuition, childcare with both large degrees of government funding/regulation and large price increases vs. software, electronics, toys, cars and clothing with both relatively less government funding/regulation and falling prices.

Conclusion: remind me why socialism is so great again? And when everything falls apart and truly fails, The Left will assert, as it always does, that Big Govt is NOT the problem, it was just that we didn't have the right people in charge. Those that never learn are, unintentionally or not, evil.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Conrad Black: Our Greatest Constitutional Crisis Since the Civil War

The most immense and dangerous public scandal in American history is finally cracking open like a ripe pomegranate. The broad swath of the Trump-hating media that has participated in what has amounted to an unconstitutional attempt to overthrow the government are reduced to reporting the events and revelations of the scandal in which they have been complicit, in a po-faced ho-hum manner to impart to the misinformed public that this is as routine as stock market fluctuations or the burning of an American flag in Tehran.

For more than two years, the United States and the world have had two competing narratives: that an elected president of the United States was a Russian agent whom the Kremlin helped elect; and its rival narrative that senior officials of the Justice Department, FBI, CIA, and other national intelligence organizations had repeatedly lied under oath, misinformed federal officials, and meddled in partisan political matters illegally and unconstitutionally and had effectively tried to influence the outcome of a presidential election, and then undo its result by falsely propagating the first narrative. It is now obvious and indisputable that the second narrative is the correct one.

The authors, accomplices, and dupes of this attempted overthrow of constitutional government are now well along in reciting their misconduct without embarrassment or remorse because—in fired FBI Director James Comey’s formulation—a “higher duty” than the oath they swore to uphold the Constitution compelled them. Or—in fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s words—“the threat” was too great. Nevermind that the nature of “the threat” was that the people might elect someone he and Comey disapproved of as president, and that that person might actually serve his term, as elected.

A Long List of Offenders—and Offenses
The extent of the criminal misconduct of the former law enforcement and intelligence chiefs is now notorious, but to make the right point here, it has to be summarized. The fact that the officially preferred candidate lied to federal officials about her emails and acted in outright contempt of Congress and the legal process in the destruction of evidence, was simply ignored by the FBI director, who announced that she would not be prosecuted, though he had no authority to make that determination.

The dossier of salacious gossip and defamatory falsehoods amassed by a retired British spy from the lowest grade of intelligence sources in Russia, commissioned and paid for by the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee, was circulated to the media by high public officials and cited in illegal and dishonest applications to authorize surveillance of the campaign of the other presidential candidate. A special counsel was empowered on the false pretext of the necessity to get to the bottom of Trump-Russian collusion in the election, of which there was and remains no evidence, because it did not occur and was a complete partisan fabrication.

The special counsel then packed his staff with militant Clinton partisans, and acted very late and only when his hand was forced by the media to remove two officials who referred in texts to each other to the Bureau’s ability to smear and provoke the impeachment of the winning candidate as “an insurance policy” against his filling the office to which he was elected.

Large sections of the media colluded with the Democratic campaign and produced the doctrine that anything was justifiable, no matter how dishonest, to destroy the incoming president’s reputation and damage him in public opinion polls to legitimize attempts to remove him from office. Large sections of the media deliberately deluged the public with stories they knew to be false about the new president and referred to him in terms of unprecedented vituperation in what purported to be reportage and not comment.

This unorganized but widespread campaign of defamation was taken up by a great number of ordinarily newsworthy celebrities and was accompanied by false, unresearched stories denigrating President Trump’s supporters, such as the false claims about Catholic school students’ treatment of an elderly native American and the false claim that actor Jussie Smollett had been beaten up and reviled by Trump supporters. The former intelligence chiefs of the nation under President Obama repeatedly have accused this president of treason, the most heinous of all crimes, and have asserted with the authority of their former positions that the Russians determined the result of the 2016 presidential election. They knew this to be entirely false.

Distracting Public Attention
The special counsel has failed to find any evidence of the collusion and electoral interference that was the justification for establishing his inquiry, and the Democrats are already expressing disappointment in his failure to produce such evidence when the leading Democratic members of congressional investigative committees still robotically claim to have at least prima facie evidence of such collusion.

The dishonest attempt of much of the opposition and what even left-leaning media-monitoring organizations record as 90 percent of the national media, continued for more than two years to try to condition the country to believe that the president had committed the “high crimes and misdemeanors” required by the Constitution for impeachment and removal from office.

The special counsel, apart from smearing the president, distracted public attention from or tended to justify the ever more evident misconduct of the president’s enemies. And we now know that Comey, despite his “higher duty,” lied to the president about his not being a target of an FBI investigation, illegally leaked to the New York Times the contents of a self-serving memo he purloined from the government, and lied to Congress by claiming 245 times in one sitting to be ignorant of recent matters that no one of sound mind could have forgotten.

And now we have Andrew McCabe’s proud confirmation that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not only continued the illegal counterintelligence investigation of President Trump, but actively discussed methods of securing his removal from office by deliberate misuse of a variety of laws, including the Emoluments Clause, the 25th Amendment to deal with mental incompetence, and the Logan Act of 1799, which has never been used successfully and has not been tested in 150 years.

Make Those Responsible Pay at the Polls
This entire monstrous travesty is finally coming apart without even waiting for the horrible disappointment of the special counsel’s inability to adduce a scrap of evidence to justify his replication of Torquemada as an inquisitor and of the Gestapo and KGB at rounding up and accusing unarmed individuals who were not flight risks. The collapse of this grotesque putsch, under the irresistible pressure of a functioning attorney general and Senate committees that are not hamstrung by NeverTrumpers, will cause a revulsion against the Democratic Party that will be seismic and prolonged.

The disgrace of their misconduct is profound and shocking. Richard Nixon, against whom there is no conclusive evidence that he broke any laws (although a number of people in his entourage did) never did anything like this. J. Edgar Hoover in 47 years at the head of the FBI and its predecessor organization, never tried to meddle in a presidential election. Those responsible will pay for this, including at the polls.

Without realizing the proportions of the emergency, America has survived the greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. All those who legitimately oppose or dislike the president, including traditional high-brow Republicans who find him distasteful, should join in the condemnation of this largely criminal assault on democracy, and then, if they wish, go out and try to beat him fair and square, the good old-fashioned way, in a free election. But they must abide by the election’s result.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Make America White Again

In my blog post "Democrats strategy for electoral dominance: make the US a 3rd world shithole" Julia Hahn at Breitbart said;  "Fifty years ago today, Ted Kennedy began changing the face of the United States by ushering the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act through Congress. That legislation resulted in the fundamental transformation of the demographic, economic, social, and political landscape of nation, exactly the opposite of what its supporters promised."

She also mentions that "in 1965, the US was, according to Pew, was 84 percent white, 11 percent black, 4 percent Hispanic and less than 1 percent Asian."  

This means that for 80% of American history, the vast majority of immigration into the US was mostly from white, high-IQ Europe. This worked very, very well. Remember, it's only Northern Europeans, East Asians and their descendants that have median IQs greater than 100.  ALL THE REST, the rest of the world (ROW), has an average IQ of about 85.  Only 15 median IQ points separates mostly white nations with high levels of prosperity, law and order, democracy, tolerance and happiness from ROW (low IQ) countries that are impoverished, crime-ridden, run by corrupt tyrants, always near collapse and miserable.  

Of course, the LEFT DESTROYS EVERYTHING it touches."By 2015, as a result of Kennedy’s immigration law, the country is now 62 percent white, 12 percent black, 18 percent Hispanic and 6 percent Asian." The entire strategy of the Democrats is to "dumb down" our populace so that they can better fleece and trick the public to guarantee their power.  We saw that when one of the architects of Obamacare was caught saying on tape that the Democrats rely on the ignorance of the voters to pass their disastrous legislation that was, in fact, all lies

Thanks to "open border" morons in both the Democrat and Republican parties, a recent study from Yale shows (surprise, surprise!) that there might be as many as 2 to 3 times the number of illegals hiding in our country than is being reported by the lying media.  So, rather than 11 million illegals, we more likely have 22 million or even 33 million.  This means that our population of whites may be as low as 59%.  I wrote that whites would be a minority in the US by 2050, but it's possible that whites will be a minority well before that!

This is, of course, the strategy of Democrats and the ruinous Left. They are the anti-white party who are dedicated to illegality to boost their power. They are continually trying to allow these illegals to vote and are gradually succeeding. Democrats stand for disastrous "diversity" that is ruining Europe and this country. The reality is that homogeneous populations that are happy and peaceful.  Leftist/Marxist Democrat's control of the media allows all the lies and propaganda to effectively infect our country. It's works even better when the nation's average IQ is lower!! See how that works? That's how an idiot like Obama got elected twice!  Do you have any doubt that, given enough time, Obama would reduce the US to a banana republic??  There isn't a black "leader" in the world that wouldn't.

We are forced to live in a time of utter propaganda in all of the media outlets. No one can say that nearly all black and brown populations are backwards and usually near or at collapse. No one can say the truth; that every majority black community, city or country in the world is a total disaster of crime and poverty, including those in the US. No school administrator is allowed to say that nearly all of the minority (black) students are not qualified to be admitted to college except by affirmative action. No one is permitted to point out that there is not a single black leader or any black community anywhere in the world is advancing or building-up their communities. They only destroy them. The truth is that blacks destroy everything!  It's true in New Orleans, Memphis, Baltimore, Rio de Janiero and most of Brazil and ALL of Africa. It's mostly true in Latino countries too, especially Central America and Mexico.

The Left also completely ignores the massive incompetence and criminality of the Central American populations. Those voters are so stupid that they'll fall for bullshit "free stuff" or Communist leaning leaders who bankrupt the countries. Think Chavez, Maduro, Christina de Kirchner of Argentina, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua to name a few recent Latino disasters. Nicaraguans elected known snake Ortega, even though he was a known Soviet Union stooge during Ronald Reagan's term.  He was a proven snake then and, surprise, he's a proven snake now! Ortega is shooting protesting college students in the streets now. The vast majority of these people are dumber than rocks.

The US needs the best and brightest, not the lowest of the low. Latino Americans, on average, are low skill, low productivity workers, incompetent voters, incompetent politicians and these countries have enormous criminal elements. Murders and crime in most of Latin America and Africa are sky high. Most of these countries are basically failed states,

California's poverty level is higher than ever. Why? Because, the average annual pay (and therefore their productivity) of Central Americans or Mexicans is miles below the US poverty level. For example, the minimum wage in Mexico is $4 PER DAY!  (50 cents per hour).  Those same people are invited by The Left to arrive illegally into California and everywhere else --- then insist that businesses should pay them 30 times more or $15 an hour as a minimum! Then local hospital and public schools are forced to give these people free medical treatment and free education.  And you wonder why we have non-stop truck-loads, train-loads, and multiple caravans at our southern border?

All of this is, of course, the strategy of the Left's destruction of this country -- their quest for unending power. It's working!

Leftists love the fact that low IQ blacks and Hispanics gravitate to the disaster of Marxism like Chavez, Castro or even Obama. It's because they can't take care of themselves or build a working society; they want a big government and/or tyrant leader to take care of them. They can't handle freedom like  self-organizing white people. Most white people used to know how the big govt/tyrant path works out (or doesn't).

And note that ignorant black commentators are all over the lying media. It's because they are a carnival of the stupid and gullible. But notice how few Latinos are on CNN or MSNBC or the other propaganda outlets. Instead it's dumb ass blacks spouting a bunch of bullshit -- which is the strategy of our lying media.  Now look at the formerly prosperous South Africa. Violent and militant Marxist Niggers are now running around like the wild animals that they are. Whites are being persecuted and murdered, a breakdown of law and order has emerged, the economy is being ruined and they can't even keep the power on now more than half the time. It's just a few short months until starvation and calamity arrives. This is about the same for every black community in the world with only a few exceptions.

Reform election laws in this country to allow only property owners to vote. Repeal the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act.  Revive offers to re-settle Black Americans to Liberia or elsewhere.  Arrest every mayor and the entire city council of every "sanctuary city." Deport all illegals. Keep it fair: if you're here illegal, you're out.  In short, make America white again!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Democrats: the Party for the Mentally Ill/Deficient (Especially Shit-for-brains Minorities)

In light of the Jussie Smollett alleged hate crime hoax in Chicago, journalist Andy Ngo took to Twitter to remind the rest of the journalism world just how many of these hoaxes have occurred since President Donald Trump took office.

Professor Jacobson wrote about how the media has resorted to using the same script against MAGA as they did to the Tea Party back in 2008. No matter the facts, one just has to scream TRUMP or MAGA and the media jumps all over it. When facts come out, the media either doubles down or tries to find a way to spin it to push their narrative that everyone on the right is a racist.

The stories that Ngo tweeted about disappeared into the background once the truth came out. If it does match the narrative the MSM wants to portray, they simply bury it on the back pages.

You can also check out Ngo’s thread of reactions from the left and media over Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax, which proves that they don’t care about facts. It’s all about the narrative, baby.

Here are the stories Ngo documented on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097020092791934976
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097078904789975040
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097163947327680522
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097168648332931072
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097172226351099905
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097176401424203776
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097185934322294785
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097197415902277632
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097276696892329985
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097278966606356480
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097280994124550145
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097284655886159873
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097285480436064256
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097307109195018241
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097313190692642817
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097335232397635585
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097497700797272066
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097504662645760000
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097550883871571968
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097554135728050176
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097555957477912576
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097561482965839872
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097565135214768130
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097568184662519809
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097569230294118401
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097574383306960898
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097575838663364608
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097581249911123968
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097720799748775936
https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097723564281581568

Sunday, January 6, 2019

BURN IT DOWN!

The stock market began to cascade downward in recent months after the Federal Reserve began another "experiment" in monetary policy by starting to unwind their balance sheet and raising interest rates at the same time. It's never happened before. Of course, we've never seen the Federal Reserve and other central banks buy $TRILLIONs of bonds, stocks or mortgages to "support markets"(bubbles) before.  And, we've never seen zero interest rates in over 5000 years of world history (and held negative or zero for so long).  Extremes of unsound money and unsound finance are leading (eventually) to catastrophe.

I said in February 2018,
It's amazing how, since abandoning sound money in 1971, it's led us down a long road to our extremely precarious state at this time. There are even more things signaling collapse, see: We're reaching, the end of a long road. I think that we're on the verge of another and worse financial crisis: the 3rd in the past 18 years. Thank your government and Central bankers.
There's likely no way out now. Normalization is probably not possible. Even a relatively small rise of interest rates to historically low rates has already resulted in a equity flash crash of over 10% a few weeks ago, wiping-out $trillions worldwide. And it's probably just starting. To be honest, no one really knows how things will play out in the coming months. There is too much money sloshing around and the Fed has started to withdraw money from the markets as they vow to continue to raise the Fed funds rate.. Yes, markets might appear to recover, then in a short period, it'll go "poof" and your money goes to "money heaven." 
When massively inflated financial markets crash, they will take the economy with it --like in 2008/20009. I'm just hoping that the world's financial system does not fail permanently this time. Keep in mind that we have about 8 years to go to complete our current Fourth Turning crisis and Western civilization is potentially at risk.
The attempt at normalization lasted only a short time. Already, in the past week, the know-nothing PhDs at the Federal Reserve said that they may have to reverse course and pause their balance sheet run-off and reverse their rate hikes --- all to keep stock market bubble going. Sure enough, markets soared. We. Must. Save. Stocks!  The truth is that, in our financialized (bubble-filled) world, severe market falls may cause a recession, not the other way around.  Thus the extreme level of market manipulation.

This recent attempt to reverse or normalize policy is a valiant attempt by old-timer Jay Powell.  But the damage and manipulation was so rampant and pervasive, that normalization may not be possible. See The US Federal Reserve is now the Root of all Evil.

Capitalism requires that poorly run, over-indebted and/or failing enterprises to fail, including banks and even governments!  That's how the system reset or refreshed. Prior to central banks, capitalism used to have short, sharp recessions/depressions which killed weak banks and companies. But it kept businessmen cautious and prudent in order to survive dangerous and sharp downturns. It made for sound business practices and prudent loan policies at banks (not bubbles).

Now our multi-decade effort to eliminate the business cycle and repeated bailouts of the well-connected by their govt cronies is not capitalism. It's corruption. It's cronyism. It's the equivalent to a "no burn policy."

For 70 years, the US forest service had a "no burn" policy of not allowing any fire on Federal lands. Then, like government often does, it lurches to a "let it burn" policy in 1989 and a good portion of Yellowstone Nat'l Park exploded in flames that year.  (I was there that year!).

I think there will be a similar conflagration at some point in the economic environment. I think it's happening now and that Powell doesn't understand that the balance sheet reductions AND the Fed Funds rate hikes are reversing abundant liquidity (tinder?) and causing the stock market declines.  These people, and basically all the people in government, don't know what they're doing. So many people in government are there because they couldn't make it in the private sector. Same for academics like all those PhDs at the Federal Reserve. They have been wrong at everything for as long as I've been alive.

This is why the founding fathers were obsessed about limiting the power of government so that the damage that these idiots can cause is inconsequential. But that's not what we have. We have huge, flailing, corrupt, incompetent government that is ruining our economy, our culture, our country and our people.  I say burn down our bloated, failing central planning bureaucracy!  In many ways, now we're not that much better than communist China! Both of us are on the verge of failure.  Add the EU to that list too.

I'm not a Republicrat or a Democan.  I'm a revolutionary-- calling for a revolution! I advocate a 50 to 60% reduction of Federal employees and eliminating and/or outsourcing and/or downsizing and/or privatizing basically every department including defense. In reality, we really need to BURN IT DOWN and start over.  This includes burning down the Federal Reserve banking system.

One way to do that would be for the President to hold the line on passing the next debt limit extension. This would simply require that the government spend only what it receives in tax revenue, ie,, NO MORE DEBT. This would require massive real budget cuts (not just reductions of projected spending growth) in everything including price reductions to drug companies, hospitals, defense contractors, etc.  I know this will never happen, but if it did it would cause a massive depression and a massive deflation of medical prices, rents, house prices, college tuition and everything else. In other words, it would be the massive reset needed to bring prices back to levels that people can afford. It's pretty obvious that a massive reset is needed since the bottom 90% of worker's wages will never catch up to gov't and Fed Reserve -induced inflation---which is what we've been seeing for decades now.  The reset will happen eventually, probably  through violent market and political convulsions.  Why?  Because what we have is unsustainable.  We're going to have a depression one way or another!!  In some respects we've been in a prolonged "depression" for 10 years already.

That's right, what this nation needs is a big fat ugly depression.  And it's just what is needed. But for it to happen, the Federal Reserve needs to be abolished NOW.  This way, they can't do all the money "printing" and helicopter money and secret bailouts that prevents a full reset, ie., a huge deflation. We cant allow the Federal bureaucracy to rescue itself at our expense!  BURN IT DOWN!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Repost from 2013: Principled Conservatism Can Save This Country--Not Leftism (Lest We Forget)

Principled conservatism can still save this country from the Left. It must do it because nothing else will! 

Here's a number of conservative thoughts that attempt to portray the illusive and inter-related concepts that define "conservatism." It's more difficult to capture than you might think.

Incidentally, Conservatism is not necessarily "Republican." I tend to support a more libertarian conservatism championed by Ron Paul, who is widely respected but basically ignored. I will also say that the current administration and it's band of misfits best represents the contradictions and fallacies of Leftism.

OK, here goes:
  • Decentralize and devolve political power back to the State and Local level . We need a multi-year or multi-decade movement to decentralize and devolve political power back to the State and Local level and away from the Federal level. This Federalism was the true and central intent of ALL of the Founding Fathers, all of their writings and embodied in The Constitution where only a few enumerated powers are reserved to the Federal government.  Concentration of power at the Federal level leads to abuse of power, corruption, abuse of personal liberties, undue influence of 'money' in the political system, excessive debt, cartels and crony capitalism.
  • States should be the "incubators" of policy within the bounds of the Constitution. It's happening now in matters of gay marriage or unions (until the Supreme Court decided to override The States on gay marriage), decriminalization of marijuana, and even health care reform. I think each state should come up with it's own solutions to problems and policy.  Let the 50 states experiment with policy first then the national policy should or could follow.  Massachusetts has it's universal healthcare system. Great! Colorado decriminalized marijuana. Great!  Vermont legalized gay marriage.  Fine with me!  
  • The concept of limiting Federal power is at the very heart of America's history, our country's philosophical foundation and THE most fundamental feature of Conservatism. By allowing Federal Government to expand we have the NSA scandal, IRS persecutions of citizens, the weaponized EPA, bankers writing Dodd-Frank to protect their privileged 'cartel' status, the drug and health insurance companies writing the rules and getting 'in bed with the government' in the ObamaCare disaster. Big government has bought you the ineffective and hugely expensive TSA, countless "intelligence" spy organizations all focused on spying on the American people in the name of "terrorism". Obviously I could go on and on. Just read today's headlines for more examples of government overreach.
  • Reduce the Breadth and Scope of the Federal Government The size, breadth and scope of the Federal government needs serious reduction--not just from a Conservative standpoint---but from a budget standpoint! We can't afford it, the waste and their handouts! Trillion dollar deficits don't cut it -- and they will be back! The Patriot Act should probably be repealed. Many departments of the Government should be either completely eliminated or severely downsized including the Homeland Security, Education, Agriculture, and Energy Departments. Also cut most of the Commerce Dept., get rid of the Housing and Urban Development Department. See my comments below on restraining Entitlements which threaten to swallow the entire Fed. budget.
  • Low taxes.  Low taxes is a result of restraint of government growth. Remember, there wasn't an income tax until 1913. (Then 5 years later, in 1918, top tax rates were 90% to fund our involvement in WWI) Low taxes allow people to prosper, invest and fund their retirement. Conversely, high taxes feed big government that wastes money, ruins the society, ruins populations (blacks, native Americans) squanders wealth on programs and entire departments that don't work, individuals become dependent on government and their retirement programs, and stifles the economy. Low taxes allow people to get rich enough to take risk, start businesses, invest and fund their own retirement (as opposed to being a ward of the "State"for your retirement security. One day, the government may not have enough money to pay your retirement benefits since it's a pay-as-you-go system).  High income taxes is antithetical to a vibrant, active economy.  Look at Europe!  Try to get a job in high tax France or Britain. Good luck!
  • Our Nation's Social Foundations used to be Family, Marriage, Community, Charities and Faith Communities. But growing government and subsequent intrusion in the "charity business" (housing programs, income replacement programs, loan programs, employment and training programs, 'welfare' programs, etc) have hurt our traditional social foundations of family, marriage, community, charities and faith communities. No faceless, anonymous bureaucratic entity can replace these pillars.  Now 72% of black children are born to a family without a father. Poverty is again at an all-time high. It didn't use to be that bad. How about that as a sign of social decay?  Guess which group is the focus on numerous welfare and social programs designed to "help?" With "help" like that, who needs enemies?!  The Left refuses to see that they, in part, caused this. They, in fact, they love to be needed in a sick co-dependency. But it's really all about power, control, and it's all supported by the extortion of other people's money. That extortion gets nice sounding names like "fairness."
  • America's success is primarily based in our Religious Faith, and the cultural understanding and legal codification of Judeo-Christian faith and ethical traditions.  Faith in people or "government" is no substitute to faith in God as best defined by long-standing world faiths and religious traditions. The Left makes fun of people of faith, but they are the idiots. The Left doesn't believe in anything! They are lost! Without grounding in a religious faith or tradition, liberals are only left with a faith in man or, worse, government institutions.
    Without a faith and grounding in religious faith, the result is cynicism and despair when "man" and his institutions always fail to fulfill and inspire, then fail entirely. An even deeper and more profound failure of liberalism then is the lack of courage. Without faith, there can be no courage. If you don't have a view of what ultimately matters, informed from the great traditions, then you will find yourself adrift in moral relativity, with no convictions and buffeted by the trends and fads of the day.
    Leftists attack and try to discredit the religious faithful. Think about the communists who place themselves at the apex of authority: not God or a "higher power." All communist (Leftist) regimes outlaw religion. It's happening today in China where Christians are actively persecuted. Communists are the extreme end of socialism and leftism.
  • Self reliance, Personal responsibility are the foundations of any society.  What else?? Personal responsibility and self reliance are the cornerstones of any society, so government should not undermine that even if unintentional.
  • Social safety nets ('welfare'and unemployment programs) should have a finite period and therefore end.  This would mean that various aid programs like Food stamps, unemployment, and maybe even Medicaid should have a finite period--something like a year. Then, it must end.  Otherwise you promote a crippling dependency.   Obviously disability programs are different. 
  • Both Social Security and Medicare were conceived as MUCH more modest and MUCH more limited programs than they've become--both are examples of gov't "mission creep," and politician "vote buying." And they were started in a time of very favorable demographics--plenty of young workers and few beneficiaries. Now entitlements threaten to consume the entire Federal budget in future decades, leaving nothing left for the few "constitutional" functions of government. Just witness the "gnashing of teeth" in response to modest sequester cuts of 'discretional' portions of the budgets--and where entitlements are left untouched and growing.  
  • Therefore, Medicare/Medicaid programs future benefits must be modified now as the ratio of workers to beneficiaries is dropping fast. Otherwise, these programs consume the entire Federal budget.  This train wreck was predictable 30 years ago but the government has failed to manage the inevitable. The Obama administration hasn't done anything and everything is worse under him.
  • Leftism represents the "easy way out" in nearly all matters--not because it's the right thing to do but because it buys votes. So what if you're killing fetuses: abortion relieves you of responsibility, accountability. Can't pay your debts? Then liberals want to ease debt burdens (at the expense of others including future generations). Huge corruption in liberal programs are to be tolerated rather than eliminate the program. 
  • The reality of life is that there are no easy ways out.  Everything in life requires hard work. Life is much harder than anyone imagines growing up. Hard work and struggle is the very thing that makes one self-reliant, responsible and principled. There are no short cuts. People are lulled into thinking by politicians that there are shortcuts, until government runs out of money. Government, trying to tame the business cycle has created 2 financial crises from which we are still trying to recover. There will  be more and worse crises thanks to relentless "government."
  • "Tough love" is real love and is essential for individuals, groups and even nations.  People have to learn about life by making mistakes and know the 'sting' of life's lessons. Life is much more difficult than mom ever told you! Government cannot make everything easy for everyone for vote buying purposes!  It's NOT their job! Eventually it won't work. 
  • Leftist  elites are jealous of the very people who have prospered based on their own hard work:  businessmen and entrepreneurs. Churchill said "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy."

    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery
    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/w/winstonchu164131.html#rzvKR5XyLybc3Z1w.99
    Liberals don't mind taking your money -- especially the money of the wealthy and they'll do it by confiscation if required.  Liberals love taxes, especially on the wealthy.  (But in 2015, the top 5% now pay 58% of the income taxes but they are branded as 'not paying their fair share.") They don't understand, or care about, the sacrifice and risk most businessmen undertake. Worse, they think that the wealth from success is somehow unworthy or ill-gotten.  Like Churchill said, they are envious of the successful. Do you think Obama has any idea about how to run a business or make a payroll?  Not a chance! Ironically, most liberal politicians are quite wealthy-- often from inherited wealth.
  • Free-markets and appropriately regulated free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity.  But Capitalism requires failure. Entities that make bad decisions and engage in stupidity, fraud and dangerous finance should be allowed to fail.  Failures in Capitalism weeds out the unfit and weak like the law of the jungle.  It removes the bad actors.  Failures should not be rescued by the corrupt, big government.  That's not Capitalism!  That's Cronyism!
  • Let's recap the greatest political lesson of the last century: Communism and Socialism bring nothing but failure or stagnation:  Communism is/was a disaster in every way: totalitarian, human rights, environment, economic.  Socialism in a large economy is not much better. Both have led to drab mediocrity, stagnation and even collapse. Why do people want to move toward such political positions when history has spoken so loudly and that the success of the American "experiment" has been so successful? Capitalism has it's crises but these crises historically were allowed to result in enterprise failures that clean out the ineffective and the excessive. Capitalism without failure is not capitalism. The bailouts of 2008 and 2009 didn't allow enough failure; prolonging our current agony of so-called "recovery."
  • Socialist European countries have economies the size of US States--some with the population of US cities!--so even socialist governments at that size tends not to be as stifling and inefficient, Socialism can work in a small economy--sort of---if you don't mind stagnation and limited opportunities! I didn't say that it worked well!
  • The star economies of Europe are Eastern and Central European countries who have adopted the purest forms of capitalism: low and flat taxes, low regulation, small government. They have embraced a high degree of economic freedom. They are now more Capitalist than America. They are more similar to Singapore and are prospering similarly.
  • Balanced budgets States must balance their budgets, why not the Federal budget? A simple Federal law would do it. No Constitutional amendment needed.
  • Limit the Federal Reserve to a single mandate of controlling inflation. Get rid of the mandate to maximize employment. The Fed has caused a 98% fall in the value of the dollar and a 28 fold price index inflation since it's inception in 1913. It's failed miserably at controlling inflation. Limit money printing and credit creation using a simple rule of, say, 2% credit growth per year or whatever the non-inflationary growth potential of the economy is. Any emergency liquidity must be "mopped-up" quickly---not easy or free money for 5 years!!
  • Sound money: no money printing or monetizing huge government debts!! Wholesale money printing should be banned.  Money printing is about weakening your currency often in another "easy way out" and therefore "un-conservative." Sometimes currency wars are necessary when your trading partner is the evil China who have manipulated their currency for decades. Nixon's breaking the Bretton Woods gold standard is a seminal event in world monetary history--and not in a good way!
  • Least amount of regulation as possible   Remember that only the prosperity of free market capitalism created the wealth that allowed for the cost of environment remediation in the 1960s and 1970s. We found out that Communism was an environmental disaster because there was no real prosperity. We'll see that when China collapses too. The current surge of additional regulation from EPA does not make sense. The upcoming cap and trade crap will be a huge job-killer and won't work. There is no public demand for it and the economy is not good enough--we don't have the money or prosperity to afford it even if it were necessary! It's all based in ideology not from any clamoring from the public.   Don't kill the golden goose!  
  • Re-instate Glass Steagall   Get back to a separation of Investment banking from retail banking and low leverage requirements: 
  • Work rule reform-limit the coercive power of big Unions. Obama's card-check would have promoted coercive unionism. But unionism is killing itself quite well all on it's own. End unionism in all levels of government.
  • Free trade as long the other side is playing fair. China has never played fair. The US should have cracked down on Chinese currency manipulation in the 1990s or 2000s and threatened to impose tariffs on unfair imports. It would have resulted in some kind of negotiated settlement that would have likely helped.
  • Abortions should NOT be easy to get
  • Get money out of politics.  Finance national campaigns with Federal money. Ban lobbying money and any contributions to politicians. Ban any contributions more than about $100?
  • Military strength and preparedness causes peace. Reagan was so right about "peace through strength." The movie "Argo" focused on a group of 5 hostages in Iran being rescued in 1979. But the real 'award winning' story, that the Left will never tell, is how ALL of the remaining hostages were released on the day of Reagan's inauguration. No world leader doubted Reagan's resolve and convictions. Reagan later essentially ended the Cold War. On the other hand, weakness engenders wars. (This does not mean that the defense budget is not currently bloated and could be cut substantially by the way.)  The Left never understands this or ignores it to spend money on their socialistic programs. You want proof, just look at the pitiful defense budgets gutted by the Socialists in Europe.
With no courage because of no real faith, liberals never have the conviction that sometimes things are worth fighting for. They become master appeasers that brings war! They rarely understand the doctrine of "peace though strength." Leftism both here and abroad, over time, de-fund military strength to fund the welfare state or their central planning agenda. European countries today have very small militaries and would be unable to fight a war. But that's ok because liberals never believe in anything strong enough to fight for it!  And they denigrate those people who have principles and values.
  • Obama is the Ultimate Example of the failure of affirmative action. Obama coasted along his entire life on a wave of affirmative action money; promoted without real achievements, without real merit, without having had to "work" at a real job. Being a somewhat bright black man has been his "ticket." Praise, from liberal elites and institutions, has come without any exceptional effort (apparently, since all of his academic records are sealed, his record must be quite mediocre). Then, suddenly, a 1/2 term Senator with no distinguished legislative record, no career or work history and a sealed academic record, surfs a liberal affirmative action "wave" into the White House. It's the culmination of a liberal dream: a black man in the White House, promoted by and indoctrinated in leftist "values" and the "compromised" standards of affirmative action, all to "prove" that black men are equal (but don't look too close at standardized test results and academic performance).
What kind of result would you expect? The answer is: the same results from other affirmative action programs: Mediocrity. You can call me racist, but Obama is incompetent and is hurting millions of people who need jobs in this country-- hurting blacks the worst.
  • Leftists are more often ruled with their heart (or right brain?) and not their head. The expression "bleeding heart Liberal" has a factual basis! Witness the nearly hysterical debate about gun control in the wake of several massacres. They are willing to violate the Constitution to take away ALL guns (as they did in the UK to no notable effect), despite the fact that mentally unbalanced or insane people got this weapons outside of the law --any law. The rush to be seen to be doing something seems to be the most important thing regardless that the prescriptions will do nothing to stop gun violence. But the Constitution just keeps getting in the way of the liberal agenda.
Conservatives believe in limited government because it has worked for the majority of American history and it's clearly the intent of the founding fathers. The recent 7 year long surge in government spending (really since WWII), debt accumulation, government and federal reserve intervention into the economy in an effort to "help" after the crash of 2008 has inhibited economic growth. Similar "activist" government stymied the economy in the 1970s thanks to idiots like Jimmy Carter. (We now have Jimmy Carter II in Obama).  Businesses have pulled back, due the government 'activism' and resulting uncertainty. Obamacare has been a huge shadow over business costs since it's inception.  Also, decades of excessive money creation loaded up the economy and public to the hilt with debt that they could and can not sustain. But rather than back off, the current administration wants even more intervention into the economy!  Obama and fellow Leftists NEVER learn.   Meanwhile millions look for jobs or give up.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Left, Michael Moore, US Black Leaders & Hollywood All Lauded Hugo Chavez and Castro

I've ranted frequently about how the Socialist "paradises" of Venezuela and Cuba have resulted in the poorest people on the face of the earth. Venezuela, with their kleptocrat Leftist leaders Chavez and Maduro who are the darlings of the Left and US Black "leaders," is collapsing as we speak with hyperinflation, stagnation, crisis and starvation. Ignorant voters, who repeatedly voted for "free stuff" and "free money" now find that the money is worthless and there is nothing to buy even if they had money. This is always the result of hard-Left governments: stagnation, inflation, crisis, collapse. Free money lasts only so long.

It used to be Communist China that was mired in extreme poverty similar to the collapsed Communist USSR.  China liberalized their economy by adopting aspects of Capitalism after watching the wild prosperity of Hong Kong, S.Korea and Taiwan for 60 frigging years!  My God, these people are slow!  Of course, they are still a hyper-centrally planned disaster in the making, not unlike a totalitarian state. So, collapse is coming for them too-- not unlike the USSR.

The disastrous political Left including the likes of Obama and Bernie Sanders, who warmly embrace Socialism and Communism, never learn anything. They absolutely can't allow any facts to get in the way of their beliefs regardless of even astounding evidence.  The Left, Michael Moore, US Black Leaders & Hollywood All Lauded Hugo Chavez and Castro. If you're a Left-wing black Muslim, then you are the world's biggest disaster!!  Obama??

From Mish's blog, he recalls how Michael Moore praised Chavez in 2013. Moore is a lover of Fidel Castro too, just like all the US Black "Leadership" in this country.  Here's the tweet:


So much for the future of politicians offering "free stuff" to bribe unsophisticated (stupid) voters.  Check out a few of my posts:
Of course Black and Latino populations, with significantly lower median intelligence than those from Northern European (Anglo-Saxons) or E. Asia descent, fall more for the false siren calls of Populists/Leftist politicians who promise "something for nothing." That's why most of Latin America and all of Africa is verging on revolution, extreme poverty, crisis and even starvation.  When black or Latino people are allowed to immigrate here, the same thing happens.  These people should NEVER be allowed to vote in the US.  THEY NEVER LEARN.

Brazil is in an economic depression with massively failed leadership, a failed economy, massive corruption, massive crime, outrageous amounts of murders. Argentina too is nearing complete and utter collapse as we speak.  In my post "Epicenters of Ignorance, Bad Ideas and Destruction" I say: 
Brazil has many of the most dangerous and murderous cities in the world and a national murder tally of 50,000 murders in a recent year. It's mostly black-on-black killing just like in America. While the US has 15,000 murders per year, Brazil has 3 times the murder rate of the US and predictably they also have 3 times the blacks than the US (~50% vs 13% in the US). The Brazil murder problem is black in color --- just as it is in America. Low media IQ means that these people have an average mental age of 14 to 15 years old, have poor impulse control and little logic -- leading to murderous results.
It's much easier to count the countries in Latin America that are well managed, prosperous, orderly and happy. Costa Rica would be one. Chile would be another -- for now.  The biggest problem for Brazil is Brazilians! The biggest problem for Argentina is Argentinians!  The biggest problem for Nicaragua is Nicaraguans and so on and so on!!  They never learn. They should never be allowed to come to this country and vote for more failure!

Hard-Left (Communist) governments have caused untold suffering in modern history due the failures of their Leftist ideologies.The failure rate is 100%.

And the Left never learns or changes and this is what makes them evil. The current Pope, as an example, remains an avowed Socialist in outlook even after the damage and destruction caused by Socialism in his own country of Argentina. Fidel and Raul never changed. Why would they? In communism and socialism, only the elites and those "connected" at the top benefit. The "people" just suffer, then suffer even more.

And remember, Socialism is just Communism-lite. Big government and a predominance of central planning is Socialism. Europe and China are in this category. We even have that in the USA to a large degree. Socialism results in the same misery as hard-Left Communism, it just takes longer to get to the point of collapse. But collapse it does.  

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Armstrong: Even US Judicial System Hopelessly Corrupted

I've asked if America is a failed state.  And I also noted during the 2016 election season that the Deep State Democrats were already engaging in a Coup d'Etat against Trump and his candidacy.  All those comments have "aged" very well indeed. This seditious and treasonous Coup efforts continue to this day.  I believe that Trump will have to declare a National Emergency or some form of Marshall Law to clean up our government.  Sadly, the damage is extreme, the corruption is so extensive that it might be better to burn down the entire government and start all over.  We really do need a 2nd American Revolution.

Everything is hopelessly broken in government and nothing is fixed. Nothing and no one can change it. If an outsider like Trump manages to get elected, he or she will get hounded out of office. That's what we are seeing.  Even the US judicial system is hopelessly corrupted where prosecutors have massively unfair advantage against ANY MAN. And since it's likely that all of us have committed felonies since there are so many fuzzy legal statutes, we're all only one step away from being railroaded into oblivion by an aggressive prosecutor. None of us are safe in our corrupt system. And none of us have the resources to fight the government and it's unlimited resources. Just ask any black man! Just ask Trump!!

Take Michael Cohen, Trump's former lawyer.  He's being forced to "confess" to "crimes" in a plea deal written entirely BY THE PROSECUTOR or else he'll be locked away for the rest of his life.  All this thanks to the angry, corrupt Democrats: Mueller's fake investigations and fake allegations built on fake dossiers and fake FISA warrants!  All this to overthrow the Constitutional election of Donald J. Trump. Am I in the old Soviet Union??  No, this is our failed-state America where lies are built on top of lies by professional liars to mislead everyone.

Here's Martin Armstrong's take on Cohen's case and the lessons contained therein:

"Lanny Davis is the attorney representing Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen. Here is a lesson in legal wordsmithing. This attorney Mr. Davis cleverly avoids any direct answer and the press does not even understand his answer. He specifically states that Cohen did not plead in his own word, that the prosecutors wrote the script to which he has to plead or go to jail for decades. He keeps saying (listen closely) that the “prosecutors are saying” to which Cohen “agreed” under oath. The oath part is absolutely absurd for 97 percent of ALL federal convictions plead to whatever the prosecutor tells them to say. If you do not, you go to prison for most of your life. In the 1970s, the conviction rate was 72%. Today, it is 98.7%. Whatever someone says in a plea deal is NEVER the truth. It is what the prosecutor demands you say. This is no different from the Spanish Inquisition. Over 11 million people are arrested every year and less than 4% of the people in federal prison are even there for violence. (full interview)

The conviction rate in Federal Court has EXCEEDED the most notorious court in history where you were determined to be a Jew under Hitler, which had a 90% conviction rate. So the American “just-us” system has beaten even Adolf Hitler. The Spanish Inquisition was notorious for torture. If you refused to plead, you were tortured until you did or you died in the process. The records are by no means complete. One study found that of 44,674 cases, there were 826 executions of people burned alive. The problem was simple. Once convicted, they took all your property.

Today, the United States extracts pleas from people with MENTAL TORTURE. You face 100 years in prison or you plead. They subjected people at Guantanamo Bay to “waterboarding” and NOTHING they ever do will any judge call it torture. During the war in Iraq, both the United States Army and the Central Intelligence Agency were engaged in torturing people. They violated human rights of the detainees in the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. These violations included both physical and sexual abuse, torture, rape, sodomy, and murder. If it were not for a leak of photos, they would never have been caught. The propaganda is always America wears the white hat and would NEVER violate human rights – good one! When judges are former prosecutors appointed by Congress, there will NEVER be any independent checks and balances. They all work for the same team.

The land of the free, home of the brave, and justice for all is now just propaganda. Lanny Davis is against Trump personally and that should be no surprise. He even stated in his interview he wouldNOT represent Cohen unless he flipped against Trump. Claiming that money was given to these two women that were above campaign limits is really a stretch. If Trump paid him personally, it was not campaign funds. This is really a desperate measure on the part of the prosecutors in this case working to feed Cohen to Muller where he will say now whatever they tell him.

This is all about refilling the swamp. It DOES NOT MAKE it a crime just because Cohen pleads. It is only a crime when a jury renders that verdict. This is the Deep State conniving to take down Trump with every trick in the book. They hate him because he is an OUTSIDER. If Putin were to be able to interrogate American intelligence officers who may have been involved with Safra to take over Russia when he stated it was about Russia’s “sovereignty” then the Deep State would be exposed. They will do whatever it takes to prevent the truth ever to surface.

Just listen closely and you will here Lanny Davis states that it is the “prosecutors” who wrote the script and his client “agreed” under “oath” just like the Spanish Inquisition. You will also hear in the full interview Davis say he was personally offended as was Cohen with Trump agreeing with Putin. This is an all-out war to drive Trump from office and to cover up what has been going on behind the scenes. What are they so desperate to protect?"

Doug here once again:  Is there anything about this country left to save? 

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Democratic Party Devolving Along With It's Members and Society

Time Magazine asks a very pertinent question: "Do Democrats Matter?"

Unfortunately, the answer is no. It's because Democrats stand for nothing but phony causes, false narratives, wrong ideas and incorrect solutions to fake problems. Since they don't stand for anything, the only thing left is to lie, smear, mislead, and mis-inform. After Trump's surprise election, they've had nothing but pointless rallies and have started a fact-free witch-hunt akin to a McCarthyism to blame Russia for their own and Hillary's incompetence. All that is left for them to do is to stir up trouble.

The Democrats have basically hitched their wagons to the decaying, yes devolving, US black "community" that is mired in stupidity, crime, STDs, derelict dads, murder and a lot of really, really bad ideas. Much of this decay is caused by the Democratic Party itself.

For many Democrats, they are now the "anti-white" party in a country of 70% white persons. Black panther-want-to-be Keith Ellison was almost the DNC chair and, with his connection to Nation of Islam, Farrakhan, etc, I can only imagine what he thinks of white people. Today's epicenter of racism is solidly black in color. The previous DNC chair, Donna Brazile, was a proven liar and cheater who replaced the disgraceful Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Tom Perez is true dolt but slightly better than racist Ellison. What a bunch of losers!

Numerous members of the Congressional Black Caucus have called for impeachment of Trump mere weeks after the inauguration, showing that they are as stupid as can be imagined--only worse. These people are true useful idiots, morons and fools. Idiots!

Dems have also hitched themselves to every other falling star known to mankind. From Morons by Robert Gore:
The Dems have also hitched their wagons double-tight to other falling stars that have already blazed their brightest: the mainstream media (MSM), the intelligence community, and academia. Just like Hollywood, the MSM’s stock in trade is make-believe, and just like Hollywood the MSM’s numbers are dwindling. It shed even the pretense of impartiality this last election, destroying what was left of its credibility while pontificating on “fake news.”
Democrats hate guns and try to portray white NRA members to be a public menace, but it's black Democrats who are the public menace in every major city with a large black community. The real problem is mostly black men, at 6% of the population, who are committing the vast majority of gun crimes and felony murders nationwide. But radical political correctness (lying), another characteristic of the current liberal crowd, prevents any mention of these "inconvenient" facts.

And thanks to the great Muslim apologist Obama, the Democrats are now staunch defenders of the truly devolving Medieval Death Cult (Islam) who have killed or wounded millions of innocents and others worldwide just in recent decades alone. Substantial minorities (8 to 35%) of Muslims overseas believe in violence -- which is obvious to everyone except to Obama and all the other idiot Democrats.

Now, the collapsing, disastrous anti-white party, the Democrats are ALL about irrelevant or phony causes and all of their solutions are completely wrong. For example, at a time when the nation is careening to a debt-fueled financial supernova, Obama Dems focused on the transgendered bathroom non-issue, which might affect the 0.03% of Americans who are transgendered, These people are the very definition of irrelevant.

Another example, there is no "war on women. There is a wage gap but it's not discrimation. Essentially all of the "pay gap"is due to women's choices --- usually family-friendly choices. For example, how many women do you know work on oil drilling rigs, or in a coal mine, or drive trucks? Women aren't doing demanding and dangerous jobs. They work less hours too. The whole "war on women" narrative is bullshit.

But under Obama Democrats started many damaging REAL wars: a war on business (and jobs) by endless barrages of needless regulation, a war on police departments across the nation, definitely a war on WHITE police -- meaning they also started a race war. The entire Obama administration was about agitation, division and fake causes. The end of the Obama/Hillary administration left us nearly with REAL war with Russia over their massively failed foreign policies in general and in Syria.

Democrats are hysterical, irrational and wrong about global warming. Since they have no religion rooted in a real tradition, they worship at the altar of "climate change." Democrats and no one else seems to understand that "fixing" climate change won't be done because it CAN'T be done. Al Gore himself said that it would take $70 TRILLION just to halt any further mild effects global warming. This is so far beyond what is feasible that it's a complete joke. Even if $70 Trillion were somehow managed to be financed and the money spent, the earth might not warm any further, but no one would be able to see or feel a difference as it's so insignificant. The slightly elevated temperatures won't go down. And interest payments on $70 T would be $2 or $3 TRILLION per year. This is the entire US Federal tax revenue collected in a single year! Can't happen!

Democrats hate fossil fuels but, by they oppose any nuclear power opportunities like Thorium MSRs showing they are ill-informed, irrational, anti-progress and wholly unfit to govern!

Free college was basically the only proposal by Hillary or Bernie this past election (other than more government spending, or as they say "investment"--which is bullshit).  But the US government has already vastly inflated college tuition caused by vast amount of Federal loan money flowing into colleges, universities and for-profit schools.  All this money has allowed a vast increase of unqualified kids attending college. It resembles a welfare scheme to keep kids busy because there are few jobs, but an entire generation of young people is now saddled with debt. Over half of these kids aren't even performing at 12th grade academic levels. Some 80% of black kids and 50% of white kids don't measure-up to even 12th grade proficiency levels and therefore probably don't belong at college at all--- unless you think that college should function as remedial high schools. And, yes, colleges are happily taking the money, jacking up tuition fees and are more than happy to be glorified high schools.  But both Hillary and Bernie want even more unqualified kids in "college" through unfordable "free college" promises. Never mind that student loan money has already inflated the cost of college to the moon and priced-out the next generation of students, Hillary and Bernie want even more of the same!!  Fools!! Morons!

Democratic "leaders" show false rage about wealth inequality, but they themselves are millionaires and beneficiaries of millionaire donors. These fakers never mention the out-of-control Federal Reserve (and out-of-control govt spending) that is creating wealth inequality. The truth is they really don't care and don't have a clue either.  Cuba has done a fine job of solving the wealth inequality "problem". After 50 years of glorious revolution, the average wage in Cuba is $25 PER MONTH but the Castro brothers have $billions. Socialists/Democrats want this for America.

ObamaCare was a pack of lies. Every argument for the law was a lie and they knew it. Our national government is failing at everything, but Democrats still want more government. All the entitlements and pensions are rapidly careening to disaster as the worker-to-beneficiary ratio collapses. Debt keeps rising much faster than the economy and financial crisis is nearly assured. Lax immigration policies in our dangerous world is literally insane, but "open borders" are the platform of the Democrats. Democrats see as worthy martyrs the likes of thug Michael Brown in Ferguson or Eric Garner despite that those guys proven to be thug-ass criminals.

Hillary, Schumer and Bernie and all the rest are just morons with no real solutions and don't even acknowledge or understand our real problems.

Democrats are devolving right along with their constituents and our society. It's no wonder that they are no good.

Robert Gore: The Democrats and Deep State Must be Crushed

From Robert Gore:

There can be no better advertisement against Democrats, neoconservatives, and never-Trumpers than their display after the Helsinki summit. Whom the gods would destroy they first make mad.

The Democrats’ destruction began long before Trump. They are wholly associated with government, their answer to all problems and the source of their identity and power. Where they once had a healthy hostility towards the military and the intelligence agencies, they are now among their stoutest defenders. Their ideology, such as it is, is simply more: more government, taxes, laws, regulations, revenues, power, surveillance, wars, and programs, in short, more blob.

Democrats and government is not just a marriage of convenience. They believe, to the core of their being, in its power with a fervor and conviction that surpasses most religious faith. Denied control of the government, they are fish on the bank, deprived of their element, flopping helplessly. The cardinal sin of whatever opposition they face is never rooted in ideology, it’s rather that the opposition has the temerity to seek control of their government.

Somewhere along the line Democrats quit caring, or even asking, whether government worked. The first Mayor Richard Daley may have been a distasteful autocrat, but Chicago during his reign called itself the city that worked. Democrats have had lengthy tenures over cities that manifestly don’t work—Detroit, Baltimore, Washington, Cleveland, New Orleans, Philadelphia, St. Louis, and now Chicago—in some cases they’re crumbling. Governance has become an exercise in patronage, payola, and making excuses, the effectiveness of city-provided services not even on the list of concerns.

Obamacare has been the apotheosis of Democrat-sponsored incompetence. It’s the latest in a long string of government failures, epitomized by the huge stack of debt and unfunded promises, and disastrous military interventions. Government ├╝ber alles has become an albatross for its believers, particularly the Democrats, although there are many Republican acolytes.

The age of centralization and government is passing, cause of death the centrifugal devolution of information, computing and communications power, and weaponry to individuals. Governments will mount repressive rearguard actions, but they can’t fight the central reality of our time: they have failed, massively, and are unable to contain the fallout and blowback. Globalism—more of the same, only bigger—is running into resistance that’s still gathering steam. Just wait until the world’s debt-based financial system and economy collapse.

The Democrats have hitched their wagon to a falling star. When facts are uncongenial, take refuge in fantasy. Democrats embrace the whimsical notion that Hillary Clinton deserved to win the 2016 election. She had to cheat to beat Bernie Sanders, a socialist who would further yoke the party to the falling star. It’s charitable to call her record undistinguished. If she weren’t Bill Clinton’s wife she’d have no record at all. She had trouble citing accomplishments or detailing a program. Her campaign was inept, crowned by the “deplorables” insult that cost her the election.

The Democrats’ academic branch office and intellectual vanguard has gone farthest off the deep end. Socialists in training demand free (to them) higher education, and free (to them) housing and medical care plus a guaranteed income once they’re out of school. Who pays for all this in a country carrying $200 trillion plus in debt and unfunded obligations? Not their problem—they issue demands, not solutions.

From once illustrious institutions has come an exciting panoply of newly discovered gender variations—with matching pronouns—and sexual deviancies. No minority group claiming victimhood and mouthing the required pieties is too small for the solicitous concern of campus social justice warriors. Anyone who questions socialism, identity politics, or mandated tolerance is met with an intolerant storm of vitriol that increasingly transmutes into violence.

The left’s signature issues resonate with perhaps 30 percent of the electorate. Russiagate gets a rise out of even less. Yet these burning issues are the horses the Democrat will ride come November.

Some are inclined to write off the Trump-Russia collusion story as yet another fantasy, irrelevant to most Americans, but it’s much more than that. That it’s pure concoction finds ultimate confirmation in one simple fact: its proponents have not offered a scintilla of actual proof.

We’ve had assessments, assertions, maybes, might haves, could haves, and “informed” speculation; a remote “hack” that couldn’t be a remote hack, but rather an onsite download because of the high transmission speed; a Democratic-funded dossier used as the basis of a FISA court surveillance request and its subsequent renewals; indictments against potential defendants who will never be tried; banner headlines for and endless media trumpeting of inconsequential developments, and prosecutions and plea bargains that have nothing to do with the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia.

They’ve thrown everything but the kitchen sink at this gargoyle, but the kitchen sink for which reasonable people keep looking is any hard evidence from those who bear the burden of proof that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia. As SLL has said from the beginning, the story is pathetically flimsy, a sign of its purveyors’ weakness, not strength. It’s driven not by Russophobia, but prosecution-phobia. Washington broke into insane hysteria the night of November 6, 2016 not because Donald Trump said he’d seek better relations with Russia, but because of his catchphrase: “Drain the Swamp!”
Trump knows or suspects where some of the bodies are buried, and the powers that be fear he’ll go after them for everything from garden-variety graft, bribery, theft, and influence peddling to crimes as sordid as child molestation and murder.
Plot Holes,” SLL, 2/26/17
Corruption and criminality have been a way of life in Washington for decades. Trump is clearly a threat.
This, not the fear that Trump will revise US policy towards Russia, is behind the Deep State’s cold sweat, motivating its hysterical—comical if wasn’t so serious—campaign to depose him. This is the first time it has faced an unfriendly in the White House, with presidential powers to investigate, expose, prosecute, scandalize, and ruin.
Plot Holes
Trump has driven his opposition batshit crazy. Drowning in their own fetid fantasies and irretrievable irrelevance, he’s got an opportunity to throw them anchors. It’s the perfect time to go on the offensive.

If the economy and stock market hold up, if the US doesn’t invade anybody, and if no nuclear bombs drop between now and November, the Democratic blue wave will be just another one of their fantasies. The election may well amount to an endorsement of Trump. However, nothing is set in stone and if the blue wave does materialize, Trump guarantees himself two years of headaches and obstruction, at best, and impeachment—if rabid Democrats get their way—at worse. Forget about any prosecution of the Deep State and the clowns who have led its inept coup, it could be Trump wearing the new black.

Taking Rand Paul’s suggestion and revoking the security clearances for some of those clowns—John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Susan Rice, Michael Hayden, and Andrew McCabe—would be a powerful first step. It signals that something more serious—indictment and prosecution—may be on the way. He would be moving against enemies who have so overplayed their weak hand they’ve actually increased his support. Although there would be plenty of flack, especially from the captured media, the majority of Americans would applaud the move.

It would send another, subtextual message as well. It turns the treason calumny against those who have so irresponsibly used it.

You take away security clearances from people who pose a security threat. These conspirators are part of a cabal trying to remove the legitimately elected president of the United States. They are using their Russiagate concoction to oppose at every turn any attempt by Trump to improve relations with the one country on the planet that has as many nuclear weapons as the US. This dangerous, arrogant, and corrupt cabal represents a grave threat to what remains of the rule of law, the institution of the presidency, and the life of every American.

They must be stopped. It’s time for Trump to stop them.