How Government Can Help the Economy

September 29th, 2014

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, if a country wants a growing and dynamic economy, the most important thing a government can do is get out of the way of entrepreneurs. What ever government tries to help it actually destroys simply because of the nature of government. That is why government cannot help entrepreneurs it can only hurt them. If government gets out of the way however, the dynamic forces of the marketplace and self interest will encourage entrepreneurs to start business, implement their ideas, and create real economic growth. Unlike the fiction that is economic growth by inflation or government spending. Real economic growth raises all boats, it helps the poor by providing jobs as a way to escape poverty, it helps workers by driving up demand for labor and thus wages, it helps the new class by increasing general wealth they can steal, and it provides for the common defense, both by enriching the nation that has a good economy and real economic growth will heal the rot of crony capitalism.

Economies grow by fits and starts, that is the nature of economic growth. Even Lord Keynes understood that trying to suppress the boom bust cycle would result in stagnation. He thought it a good stagnation, but we all know in our hearts that where growth stops, decay starts. The Federal Reserve was started for just that purpose, to stop the boom bust cycle. To that end the Fed has been a total disaster since it has multiplied the negative effects of the busts while limiting the upside of the booms. To counter the negative feedback, the US government, (and all governments that exist today) have used deficit spending to boost perceived economic growth. I say perceived because the measure of GDP growth is flawed.

The flaw(s) in the way GDP is measured is that it fails to take fully into account inflation which is washed into GDP numbers like it is real growth. The other failure of the present method of measuring GDP is that it includes government spending, which as I have opined many times in these articles, is not real economic growth, only actual private enterprise and individual’s spending is real economic growth. I don’t have time to go back over all those arguments here, so if you are interested, look up sofa salesman in the search parameters of my blog page.

Real economic growth starts when someone has an idea. It could be to make a product more efficiently, for a new way of organizing business, for a new product or service etc… When new ideas are actually implemented, they necessarily draw in workers, capital, real estate and other means of production to realize. This kicks off the boom part of the business cycle. As the idea becomes fully implemented the top is reached, and older less efficient firms or products rendered outdated by the new idea, are eliminated. This kicks off the bust part of the cycle. Each step in the cycle raises the efficiency of the market and therefore wages, standards of living, etc…

When government tries to suppress the bust they keep older less efficient firms operating lowering the total efficiency of the market in that country. This is essentially crony capitalism. Crony capitalism, or oligarchical capitalism, corrodes a nation’s economy from within. Entrepreneurs face a high bar to entry for their ideas because government protects less efficient businesses. Businesses that have political favor due to the fact that government only works on bribes and power. Older firms are by definition larger than new ones, and can afford the costs of regulation that keeps out competition, they have greater largess to hand out as bribes, (campaign contributions) to their political patrons and by these methods, older firms can pull the strings of government to eliminate entrepreneurial competition.

All governments have this propensity. Everyone likes to help their friends get ahead, if it requires holding a new idea back so a friend doesn’t have to face perhaps mortal competition, who cares? The problem is that, as firms with political favor get bigger, less efficient and more entrenched in government, the ability of entrepreneurs to start the boom part of the business cycle is undermined and eventually destroyed. Once that happens the standard of living necessarily drops, eventually creating such anger in the people, that government must point a finger at some boogy man to protect it’s power and privilege, as well as that of their cronies in business. That finger usually points at the market as the culprit ushering in calls for socialism to stop the decline. Once socialism is introduced, the fall in the standard of living accelerates, like in Venezuela.

Each step in the entrepreneurial cycle improves the lot of mankind. When the mechanical loom was invented Marx claimed it would lead to the destruction of the labor economy and mass starvation. What it did do was allow the average worker to buy a wool coat to walk to work in. They no longer had to stuff their shirts with straw to keep warm. The electric light didn’t help the rich, who could afford the price of candles and the laborers to tend them, it allowed the average person to read after dark. There are amazing inventions and products waiting in the wings, like 3D printing, cloth displays, etc… that will improve everyone’s standard of living, if only government would allow it.

Everything government tries to help it actually destroys. So the way for government to improve the economy is not to help politically favored firms escape competition, it is not to pass reams of regulation that aborts start ups before they are born, it is not to tax firms so much that profits are diverted to tax havens instead of CAPEX… it is to get out of the way. Let firms fail and allow entrepreneurs to thrive. Since FDR the US government has tried to support family farms and has outlawed drugs. Today we have no family farms and our streets are awash in drugs. Failure of government is not an option it is a standard feature.

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

The Poison of Propaganda

September 25th, 2014

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, knowing propaganda is not the same thing as having knowledge. People who have been well indoctrinated in propaganda will stand on a rooftop and spout their pseudo knowledge with the certainty of a prophet. Most often those who think they know, will shout down someone who actually knows, because there is confidence in propaganda that is not available to those who actually understand the subject at hand. This is because actual knowledge requires an open mind, reasoned thought, observable reality and the evolution of knowledge, while propaganda gives a certainty that is not possible to someone with an open mind. Knowing the difference is critical if we are to seek knowledge and not fall victim to hucksters shilling propaganda.

 

Socialists, Marxists and progressives use propaganda like a poor Italian cook uses too much garlic. You can smell it on those that imbibe it. Propaganda is always offered as the end all truth. Anyone who has the audacity to offer a different opinion is vilified as promoting ignorance or as ignorant themselves. The propagandist will attack the person with an opposing view instead of addressing the arguments. That is because propaganda cannot stand up to open minded review while actual knowledge can.

 

The Enlightenment was about changing the source of knowledge from authority to observable reality. The propagandist eschews open debate for authority. You hear propagandists constantly referencing authority while claiming to be the rightful heirs of the Enlightenment. College professors are of this ilk. They stand in front of ignorant youths, (theoretically, that is why they are in college in the first place, to grow out of their ignorance), and teach them propaganda couched as truth, based totally upon the authority of the professor. This has become such a problem that colleges and universities have transformed into indoctrination centers for the new class progressive world view, real knowledge cannot be allowed, because it would alter the narrative that socialism is good and markets are bad, against all observations of history.

 

Global warming is the epitome of propagandist reasoning. The IPCC has been caught lying over and over, none of their predictions have come to pass and there is a ton of information available that counters their propaganda, but they rely on the false appeal to authority, “the science is settled.” Science is never settled, once the leading minds of the day were convinced light traveled through the “ether.” Today we know it doesn’t, because it is acts both a wave and a particle, which travels the same speed in any direction, all of which destroys the argument light travels through an “ether.” Real science is based on observation proving theory, in the global warming alarmist circles however, whenever observation goes against theory, it is observation that must be thrown out. We must instead rely on the self interested authority of the alarmists.

 

The youth are the most susceptible to propaganda. They haven’t the knowledge base or life experience to put into perspective the sweet lies that the propagandist feeds them. Since every one of us would rather believe a delectable lie rather than a bitter truth, propaganda that is appealing is well received by ignorant youths, as well as lazy minded adults. If you tell an old man that communism has never been tried, he will scoff at you and consider you an idiot propagandist, while an ignorant youth or lazy minded adult, will lap it up as though it was universal truth. In this case the poison of propaganda is sweet while the bitter truth of communism is hard to swallow.

 

By definition propaganda is false knowledge, or sophistry, that sounds reasonable but in fact is designed to trick people into making decisions that are not in their best interest. Otherwise why do it? Lacking life experience the youth are the most susceptible, but even lazy minded adults can be persuaded by propaganda, sometimes even when they know it is propaganda, because it is easier to just go along. The propagandist will make arguments based on partial truths mixed with many lies and backed by omissions. When they are caught in a lie they change the subject and their willing accomplices will vilify those who point out those lies. All showing that the propagandist despises the advances of the Enlightenment, and undermines it in the most pernicious ways, returning us to the dark ages of serfdom.

 

The bloody history of communism, socialism and progressivism shows all too well the results of mindlessly going along with propaganda. The progressive Woodrow Wilson and his eugenics movement led to the sterilization of thousands of American citizens against their wills, and provided the intellectual backstop for the Nazi eugenics based, final solution. The socialist Goebbels was the consummate propagandist, he used propaganda to put a ring in the nose of the German people, leading them to the most horrific slaughter of human beings the world has yet seen. Lenin used propaganda to enslave the Russian empire resulting in tens of millions of human beings, killed, tortured, sent to gulags and insane asylums. If we want to repeat that history, all that is required is to go along, if we wish to avoid such human suffering however, it is incumbent upon us to speak up and point out propaganda when we see it.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

Two Years more for Evil to Flourish…

September 22nd, 2014

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the tyrants, despots, evil doers and general bad guys, know they have two years to do whatever it is they want, after that the strong likely hood is that Obama will no longer be President and a pro American President will probably hold that office. Unless of course Obama gets a third term. If that were to happen those who seek to expand their empires would have another six years. I am not being facetious I am being realistic. The weakness Obama has shown to the enemies of peace and harmony coupled with the backstabbing he has done to our allies, has made the world less safe for everyone, except for evildoers.

Will Obama go for a third term? Can he go for a third term? The US Constitution bars any President from running for a third term. A Constitutional amendment was put in place after Franklin Roosevelt became President for life. While a Constitutional amendment barring a third term seems like a major impediment for any President, Obama has shown a remarkable ability to ignore Constitutional restraint, his own laws and even basic common sense. Just a few of the scandals that would have been the end for any other President have been, Fast and Furious, IRS scandal, Benghazi, and far too many others to fit in this column. The real question as to whether he can run again is what would the opposition do in that event?

Republicans have shown no backbone whatsoever when it comes to standing up against the unconstitutional and illegal actions of Obama. When Tea party republicans have tried to stand up they have been attacked most heinously by republicans. The unbiased media has a meme going, that the Tea party is evil because they stand for Constitutional restraint and the rule of Law, which keeps the only faction standing in the way of Obama, off balance and marginalized. Since the history of the Obama administration is one of overstepping Constitutional authority without consequence, and with the overt backing of democrats, elite republicans and the unbiased media, the outcry would be vilified and not reported, except in alternative media outlets. So the Constitution’s ban on a third term is very surmountable, making the only real question, does he want a third term?

America’s allies have been attacked, undermined and vilified by the Obama administration. Israel’s best interests have been set aside for the demands of Hamas. Instead of condemning the rocket attacks by Hamas against Israeli schools, a nuclear plant and the civilian population, Obama attacked the Israelis for defending themselves. Remember Obama’s off the cuff remark to Medvedev? That he would have “more flexibility after the election…” Poland still has a bad taste in their mouth over Obama’s unilaterally canceling a treaty with them, to supply Poland with anti ballistic missiles, that decision has come back to haunt them with Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, and naked threat against Poland in his statement, “I could be in Poland in two days…” the list of allies with knives in their backs, put there by Obama, is as long as the enemies of freedom have carnations given them by Obama.

The empires of China and Russia have expansionist aspirations. There is not one neighbor of China that China doesn’t want land from. There was a recent article that over fifty percent of Chinese citizens believe there will be war with Japan within a decade. China has the largest standing army in the world and has a skewed demographic of three men to every woman, which is ideal for starting a war to bring the demographic distortion back into line. Russia’s Putin has aspirations of reclaiming the old Soviet empire. His invasion of Ukraine, an invasion that wouldn’t have happened if Obama hadn’t shown so much weakness, is but the first step in that plan. Every nation that was under the Soviet yoke is quaking at the thought.

The hard core Islamist have began recreating the Caliphate under Obama’s feckless leadership. They have erased the boarder between Syria and Iraq and intend, (if their literature and propaganda are to be believed) on conquering the entire world and placing every human being on it under Sharia law. Obama armed them, has tried mightily to avoid damaging their interests, even as they have religiously cleansed all the areas they have under control. Not only exterminating Christians but Shia and Yazidis. All of which Obama turned a blind eye to, until they sawed off the head of a few new class journalists, and generated outrage in the new class. Obama’s plan to eradicate them is to arm their allies and use a one hundred thousand dollar smart bomb to kill each one individually.

Obama has set the world on fire and is dousing it with gasoline to put it out. He has been the best friend of those who would expand their empires, commit genocide, ethnically and religiously cleanse large swaths of the planet, and at the same time has undermined our allies ability to withstand the onslaught. Obama’s actions have incentivised every despot to get nuclear weapons as fast as possible. Every dictator on the planet knows this and is acting accordingly. Our allies are in retreat regardless of the unbiased media’s propaganda to the contrary. Europe’s economy is collapsing, the European natives are being marginalized and are facing religious persecution, if not extermination, all while Obama cheers it on. That is why I say that the evil doers on our planet understand they have two years to grab whatever they can. Looks like the old Chinese curse will be coming true in the next two years, “May you live in interesting times.” Unless of course, he gets a third term… then it will last longer.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

ISIS and the Real Threat

September 18th, 2014

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, before any problem can be effectively dealt with, first it must be identified. Many times a problem is so horrifying, even glancing at it is too scary, so the victim avoids identifying it until it is too late. Cancer can be like that. Often we don’t identify an issue, because we simply don’t want the problem to be what it is, we prefer to live in a fantasy, even though we know in our hearts what the real issue is. Drug addiction is an example. There are as many excuses for not looking at the core of a problem as there are problems for the human race to deal with. There is not one example however, where avoiding identifying a problem ever led to a solution, except when the willfully blind died from it.

The problem of Islamic fascism is one such difficulty. Governments around the world have turned a blind eye to it. They think if only they don’t mention it, and send European and American soldiers to die at the hands of ISIS, Al Qeda, Boko Haram or any of the other incarnations of Islamic fascism, the problem will go away. Our leaders believe that if they outlaw Christianity in Europe and the Usand ignore the atrocities of Islam the Islamic fascists will like us and stop killing us. Such thinking is wishful blindness at best showing a total lack of understanding of Islamic fascism and is traitorous at worst.

History explains what Islamic fascism is. The history of Islam is one of conquest. Arabia was full of Christians, Jews and pagans when Mohamed was born. When he died there were only Muslims, everyone else had been converted or killed. Even today all other religions other than Islam are outlawed in Saudi Arabia. Those who hold Mass in their own homes are regularly raided, the worshipers jailed and executed. Some allies eh?

North Africa, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Turkey were all Christian lands until the Islamic fascists conquered them in their crusades against Christianity. As the Muslims conquered more land they would raise the churches, melt the church bells down and make them into cannons, to use against the Christians. The bodies of the saints were dug up and fed to the dogs. Christian women were taken from their families, forced to convert to Islam, and sold.

Byzantine couldn’t be conquered until a Christian Hungarian Orban sold high power cannon technology to the Muslims. He built giant cannons to decimate the walls of Constantinople. Those cannon, that couldn’t have been built by any Muslim, opened the city to the invaders. Once the walls were down, the Muslims rushed in, taking anyone they came upon as slaves. The Convent was raided, the Nuns raped and sold into sex slavery. The city’s name was changed from Constantinople to Istanbul, the greatest Christian church at the time, Hagia Sophia, was converted to a Mosque and everyone forcibly converted to Islam.

The much feared Turkish Janissaries were Christian boys who had been given to the Muslims as part of the Jizya tax on Christian nations, so the Muslims would leave those Christian nations who gave their own children alone. Those boys who were pretty were sent to pedophilia to be molested, while the others were converted and trained to fight, against their own families and countrymen. The story of Dracula comes from this time.

He and his brother were sent as tribute to the Muslims. Vlad’s brother was pretty and so went to a pedophilia while Vlad was ugly so was to be a Janissary. Vlad refused to convert and so was tortured unmercifully. After years of torture Vlad escaped and went to his native Romania where he seized the throne. Upon getting power Vlad stopped sending boys to be molested or used against their own families. The Muslims immediately invaded. Vlad met them, defeated them and impaled the Muslim army, leaving a forest of impaled men on the boarder as a warning to future invaders. The next wave of invaders met the same fate. It didn’t take long before the invasions stopped and Europe was protected in the East.

The first war the United States ever fought on foreign soil was against Muslims to stop them taking American ships at sea and enslaving the sailors. When the war was over and the US had won, those sailors who had converted to Islam, wanted to return home but were executed, because once you convert to Islam converting out is death. This is just a small portion of the history of the crusades of Islam against Christianity but it shows the intent of the adherents to Mohamed’s religion. Every Muslim ever taught in any Medrassa knows this history well. Very very few Christians know any of it at all, and what we are taught is watered down with all the gory parts left out, so as not to offend Mulsims. ISIS is doing exactly what Mohamed called all good Muslims to do, strike at the necks of the unbelievers, terrorize us and rape our women as punishment for our unbelief. Today it is called sexual Jihad.

This is what we are fighting, what we have been fighting for fifteen hundred years, and will fight until the last days. It is not that individual Muslims are bad or that they should be denigrated, it is that we must open our eyes to the grim reality of what Islam truly is. When a political leader makes the absurd claim that ISIS is not Islamic, it is because they are too afraid to look at the real problem, they are stupidly ignorant or they are complicit, there is no other possibility, all of which in a sane world would disqualify them to do anything other than swing a mop at McDonalds. A cancer must be cut out. Those that seek to expand Islam at the point of a sword must be exterminated, with extreme prejudice as an example, to limit future wars. Anything less is to invite more bloodshed, more rapes, more children’s lives ruined and more terror. To remain ignorant to a potential mortal threat is to invite disaster… so why do you suppose our leaders are intentionally keeping us blind to it?

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Fox is Now in Charge of the Hen House.

September 15th, 2014

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, putting people in charge of protecting something they despise, is not such a good idea if you want that thing to survive. A sane person wouldn’t put Hamas in charge of Israel’s defense, a rational parent wouldn’t put John Wayne Gacy in charge of his or her child’s birthday party and no one in their right mind would make Don Corleone the Attorney General. According to a news story I just read all of the appeals courts in the US are now run by a majority of Democrat appointees. This wouldn’t be bad if the democrat party had not been hijacked by outright socialists, progressives, but it has, and that means people who despise everything our Constitution stands for, are in charge of protecting it.

Control of our Constitution is the reason democrats filibustered Bush appointees. A move that at the time was unheard of. Once the progressives got their man in however they put an end to filibustering appointees. When republicans considered eliminating the filibuster it was called “the Nuclear option” by the unbiased media. When democrats pushed the nuclear button the unbiased new class media cheered them on. Now progressive democrats have filled all the vacancies Bush couldn’t along with those that have opened since Obama came to power.

Progressive philosophy is essentially the same as Marxist, the only real difference is the progressives eschew the violent revolution part of Marxist theory in favor of “progressing” us to full socialism. To achieve their end, a total state where people are the property of the state, the only thing that is off the table is outright revolution. They shun revolution, not because they are peaceful, but because they don’t believe revolution is the best way of getting there. That is why whenever a progressive is asked what is the difference between Marxism and Progressivism, the progressive laughs derisively and refuses to answer.

The difference between national socialism and progressivism/Marxism is the national versus their international nature. The Marxist/progressive believes in world communism, where everyone on the planet lives in their Utopian vision, whereas the national socialist seeks to enslave their own nation to the yoke of communism. The end of both are the same but one wants socialism for their country only and the other seeks it for the entire world. That explains why they hate each other so. They must draw from the same limited pool of people and so are in direct conflict for those potential enlistees.

In order to progress the world to communism the progressive only stops at violent revolution, not at violence. History shows that progressive will lie, cheat, destroy innocent people, undermine societal wealth, and harmony. They will do anything no matter how heinous, that progresses us to their goal. Since they are at heart atheists, and as such have no worry about eternal consequences, there is no limit to their actions. One thing stands in the way of the progressive vision of a united world under communism… the United States. More specifically, the US Constitution. That document is a stumbling block to them.

The US Constitution has provided the United States with the most long lasting republic since Rome, it has resulted in the most prosperous society the world has ever known, most of the industrial revolution’s advances are the direct result of US patent law… that is only possible under the US form of government, people still live in liberty even after over two hundred years of one government, and all of these goods are directly opposed to the progressive agenda.

Progressives learned over a century ago that they need not change the words of our Constitution to undermine it’s effectiveness, all they need do is change the meaning of the words, and it is the court system that interprets the words. Freedom of religion is now separation of church and state, shall not be infringed means limited rights, interstate commerce now means government can regulate anything you do in your own home and on your own land, but their diabolical attacks don’t end there. Progressives now seek to change the freedom of speech to freedom of government approved speech.

Both the Republican and democrat parties are controlled by progressives. The democrat party is totally in the hands of progressives and the republican party’s top echelon are uniformly progressive. That is why Tea party candidates come under the heaviest fire from republicans. The republican elite don’t believe in limited government, their rhetoric is only a means of tricking people into thinking there are two choices, when there is only one… progressive.

The judicial system is the final protector of our Constitution. Most of the heavy lifting is in the Appellate courts. They hear the majority of cases and rule on their constitutionality. Since there are no negative consequences if they actively seek to undermine our Constitution, once a progressive gets that lifetime appointment, he or she can engage in all sorts of mischief. Now that most of the judges on the appeals court are progressive democrats mixed with many progressive republican appointees, the change will come faster and faster. Yup, now that progressives are in charge of protecting Our Constitution, a constitution they despise with every fiber of their being, limited government will soon be history. World communism is the next goal.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Water No Longer Wets Us…

September 10th, 2014

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, our leaders want us to believe, that water no longer wets us and fire no longer burns. Taken from a line from the Rudyard Kipling poem, Gods of the Copybook Headings, it describes the absurdity we are expected, to not only believe but invest our lives, fortunes and the well being of our children in. From the War on Terror to monetizing debt what used to bad we are told is good and what was good is now bad. Our leaders have managed to break the most effective wealth creation machine ever invented in part by convincing us want is good and wealth is bad. They manage information via the unbiased news, insuring we never get the whole truth, only part truths, out of context and mixed with many lies. The path they have put us on can only lead to disaster.

The war on terror is a good example of this. Our leaders have placed members of the Muslim brotherhood in key positions of national defense. This despite the fact Al Queda, ISIS, Hamas, and many other terrorist organizations are a spin off of the Muslim Brotherhood. Even the founding documents of the Muslim brotherhood says they seek a Caliphate. No sane person would put someone who has sworn to be an enemy in a position to decide our strategy against them, but someone who is convinced water will no longer wet us and fire will no longer burn, would do it and call it a good turn.

Monetizing debt, we are told, is the only way to escape the economic doldrums the elite have put us in. History is adamant that such policies always lead to economic collapse by run away inflation. History is filled with examples where printing money to gin demand has led to disaster, Wiemar Germany, Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Colonial America, the list goes on and on. There is not one example where printing fiat money did not destroy a nation’s currency. Today however, we are to believe that water will no longer wet us and fire will no longer burn, and inflation can never return.

Our leaders tell us insistently they would never become tyrants and that Our Constitution is an outdated document. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a Supreme Court Justice, entrusted with protecting our Constitution, said as much in a speech a few years ago in Egypt. She said if she were writing a Constitution today, she would not use the outdated American example, but the South African communist one instead. We are to believe that today’s leaders would never become despots because they care too much to do that. History on the other hand, is filled with examples of nations giving up their freedom to those who claimed to be human hearted, the story of Dion in Plutarch’s lives is a perfect example. Modern wisdom is, human nature has changed, or in other words, water no longer wets us and fire no longer burns, the goodness of our leaders is a trait that can be learned.

Even socialism is sold to us as a wonderful fix for all the problems that plague humanity. History is adamant that every time socialism has been tried, it has resulted in famine, slaughter and tyranny. Yet our progressive leaders, especially in academia, claim real communism has never been tried! Millions buried in rice paddies in Cambodia might disagree. But this time it will be different we are assured. Socialism will make every one equal, eliminate disease, conquer death, put an end to war and cause benevolent space aliens to land and help us… because they will be so impressed at our advanced social evolution. Water will no longer wet us and fire will no longer burn, the future is great and enlightened, and people will never more yearn.

Once a people have become transfixed with “magic,” it is hard to get them to look behind the curtain, especially if we are told by the unbiased media things are going great, if not in our own lives at least in everyone else’s. It takes strength of will and requires we use our brains to deny the dangerous fiction we are being sold. Those that do will always be vilified by those seeking to trick us into damaging our self interests, and the interests of humanity as a whole, in favor of their narrow selfish interests. If we fall for the delusion we have no one else to blame. Because we know in our hearts, water will always wet us and fire always burns, to ignore reality ensures, the Gods of the copybook headings, with terror and slaughter return.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Abuse of Power…

September 8th, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, changing our Constitution for naked political advantage, is not only corrupt but it actually endangers our republic. This week the Democratically controlled senate is taking the initial Machiavellian steps to amend our Constitution, so they can decide who can give and how much money that can be spent on political and public service campaigns. This is so clearly a dishonest political move, the unbiased media has given it a good leaving alone, so as not to awaken the American people. Since our government prefers to work in the dark of night, passing bills to regulate every aspect of our lives and enrich themselves, I am not at all shocked. They have been playing the despotism game for a century , while we play tiddlywinks. I do wonder however, who in their right minds would think this power would not be abused immediately?

Our government has derailed from our Constitution. That cannot be debated. With the absurd postulation of the New Class progressives that run the DNC and the RNC, that our Constitution is a “living breathing document,” our only real bulwark against tyranny has been mutated into a chimera, designed to do the opposite of what it was intended. Progressives have doubled down on their scheme to wrest power from the Constitution and place it firmly and forever in their greasy hands. Even when the New Class controlled Supreme Court doesn’t pervert the Constitution, to give the statists a leg up, the New Class will take matters into their own hands by amending our Constitution. Since arbitrary power is the end goal of New Class Progressives, and to them the end justifies the means, changing the Constitution for political power is merely par for the course.

To argue that the political elite will not misuse the new power to control political thought through legislation is to argue fish don’t swim and birds don’t fly. The scandals of the past few years have been as breathtaking in their scope as they were in their audacity. The IRS targeting politically disfavored groups, like the Tea Party, pro Israeli groups and conservative republicans, is so corrupt… in a sane world people would already be in jail. The intentional destruction of government property and erasing of emails by the IRS is a clear sign to all but the most willfully blind, that our government has disconnected from any Constitutional, legal or moral restraint.

When someone has proven, over and over, they cannot be trusted, to trust them is just plain stupid. Our political elite have been caught in so many lies only the most imbecilic among us believe them. The cover up of the botched kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi is but one terrifically egregious example. The Obama administration sent Susan Rice on a lying tour of the Sunday talk shows. The story they peddled was such obvious fiction, I was flabbergasted that they thought so little of our intelligence they would come up with such a lame excuse for a terrorist attack on a US embassy, on the anniversary of 911. In a blog that I wrote that day I said as much. Now that the lie has been exposed for what it is there are no consequences for it. This shows the lengths our government will do to cover up their misdeeds and is indicative of how low in esteem they hold us.

In the last election, where Obama won his second term, government pulled out all the stops to convince the American people up is down and right is left. The Benghazi cover up was only one example. The Federal reserve enacted QE3 just prior to the election of 2012, to gin the stock markets and give the American people a false sense of economic growth. Even the Census bureau got in on the act. A year before the election a famous CEO, Jack Welch, said the unemployment rate would be below 8%, an unemployment number requisite for a sitting President to be reelected. The unbiased media turned on him like a pack of rabid dogs. Then, like clockwork, as the election neared amazingly enough the unemployment figures dropped exactly as he had said they would. The numbers were later shown to be as false as a Chinese government GDP figure, but Obama had won… the election and the ruses had worked.

The political elite have proven over and over they cannot be trusted. Our founding fathers as much as told us this would happen, but we have been so stupefied many of us don’t even care, as long as we get their welfare check, food stamps, hack job or crony capitalism kickbacks. Let me ask you this, answer it honestly, (if only to yourself), would you believe your husband or wife if they had been caught cheating on you over and over, when you caught them posting an ad on the internet for a hooker… that they were actually looking for a maid? Only a fool believes someone who is incapable of telling the truth, and those who do believe a known liar, deserve what they get. Changing our Constitution so the political elite can have more power to lie, control the narrative and shut down debate, is so obviously corrupting to any political system the American people should roar in anger, but instead, so many of us dilute our righteous indignation with their complacence, the roar will be quieted to a low hum, and the political elite will move the ball of tyranny further down the field. We have no one but ourselves to blame though… for allowing it.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Hate Filled Progressives

September 4th, 2014

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, progressives are the very people they purport to hate, which points to the reason for their self loathing. Any time a conservative brings up the lack of school shootings, the lower crime rate, the better work ethic of the past, progressives claim the conservative really wants to return to slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, robber barons and rolling back woman’s suffrage. Of course that is the old tried and true method of spurious argumentation, by putting words in someone’s mouth they didn’t utter or believe, and argue against those words. It also points out that what the progressives claim to hate, bigotry, intolerance, the wealthy, the US and racism, is just part of a meme. Let’s call it the progressive hate meme. This meme plays out in the minds of progressives constantly and spreads like influenza. Hate however, is the most counter productive means to solve any problem, it is corrosive to the humanity of the hater and the person hated.

 

Bigotry is one of the things progressives rail about the most. They really hate bigots. A progressive will scream red faced all day about how bigoted everyone in the Tea Party is. Progressives love to go on and on how terrible it is that law enforcement would profile people, anyone who puts people in a box, they argue, is a bigot and therefore a bad person. Yet progressives put everyone in a box! They separate us into groups and factions then pit us against each other. Claiming everyone in an arbitrary grouping has the exact same qualities is the very definition of a bigot.

 

Progressives cannot tolerate intolerance. They are quick to point out that someone who they disagree with is an intolerant hater, and so the “hater” should have their free speech curtailed, so they don’t lead others astray. Progressives love to use epithets like intolerance to shut down debate they cannot win. They will go to the utmost extreme to get a Koresh removed from a park or a cross taken down from a hill, because it is so intolerable to them, they simply cannot tolerate Christian symbols in the open. A progressive will move heaven and Earth to get a CEO who made a donation to a charity or political campaign they disagree with fired, because any other perspective than the progressive’s, cannot be tolerated.

 

Oh boy do progressive hate the rich! Well, not the already rich, but people trying to get rich. The propaganda against the “rich” is as hostile as it is sophist. Those uber rich who support progressive causes are considered the “good” rich and those very few who support our Constitution are the “bad” rich. What is always lost on the progressive, is that they are mostly members of the New Class and as such, make up 90% the top 10% on the wealth scale. George Soros gives billions to the Tides foundation and the Center for American Progress, among many others, he has bankrupted whole nations resulting in famine, economic collapse and want, and never gets attacked for his donations in the unbiased media… but the Koch brothers are demonized, even in the halls of power, for favoring our Constitution.

 

Progressives constantly rail about inequality. They demand everyone be equal, well, not equal so much as have the same stuff, except for them. Like, Obama eats the best food but begrudges it for our children and us, they spend millions of our tax dollars on vacations but tell us to cut back, the hypocrisy they show is astounding. A progressive sees nothing wrong with going to a $10,000.00 a plate dinner, to raise funds for another progressive who will stomp down inequality with regulation, while never donating a single cent to charity.

 

Racism is one of the progressive’s biggest bug bears. They hate Tea party members, ostensibly because all Tea party members are racists, which is of course a bigoted way of thinking. Even a cursory examination of progressive rhetoric shows who the real racists are. Progressives claim all white people are racists. You know, those bitter clingers, clinging to “their” guns and religion, in other words, typical white people.

 

If we look back at history and the progressive heroes the loop closes. Margaret Sanger so hated African Americans she started Planned Parenthood to exterminate them. The first ever showing of “The Rise of a Nation” was played in Woodrow Wilson’s white house! Speaking of the progressive Wilson, he also penned many letters and articles explaining why women are inferior to men, the attributes of the “lesser races” among other topics modern progressives claim to hate. But they love him. Eugenics, as practiced by Hitler, was based on the progressive eugenics movement in the US. The progressive movement metastasizes every few decades and destroys our economy, standard of living, gins up hatred and civil unrest, the results of their policies are always so bad they destroy the progressive name, so the movement goes underground, rebranding themselves as “liberals,” until people who remember what the progressives stand for are all dead. Then they come back, hating everything they stand, (stood) for, and tricking another generation into thinking they are human hearted, when nothing could be further from the truth. Progressives truly are the very people they claim to hate and have always been. The really scary thing is… both political parties in the US are run by self loathing progressives.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

 

 

 

Evil Always Defeats Itself

September 1st, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, the rise of ISIS will result in the deaths of perhaps millions of human beings, but in the end, it will be their own evil that defeats them. Great evil always defeats itself because it confuses human suffering with victory. The suffering of other human beings is always more important to those who serve Lucifer than anything else. Oh, they might lie to themselves and even believe their own lies, but in the end it is not power, righteousness or to serve God that evil people like ISIS do what they do, it is a love of inflicting human suffering that is their primary motivator, and that motivation has it roots in hate. Hatred is so powerful an emotion it can drive people to do the most despicable things without a hint of remorse. In the next few years when our governments do nothing of any real consequence to stop ISIS from their goal of a global Caliphate, where only Muslims are allowed to live, we must keep in mind that even without intervention of government, armies or even God, ISIS will be defeated, due entirely to their evil nature. Evil always has within it the seeds of it’s own destruction.

 

There is no better example in history than the Second World War. Hitler and the Nazis were evil. Evil fueled by hate was their primary motivator. Hate of the Jews, Gypsies and all non Aryans was the Nazis bread and butter. The Nazis reveled in slaughter. The war was ostensibly a means to power but in reality is was a way to round up more people to feed into the meat grinder. All other purposes came second to the slaughter.

 

In September 1941 the Nazi war machine was on the verge of victory. They had taken almost all of European Russia and were banging at the doors of Leningrad, Moscow and the Caucuses. When winter fell on the German troops they had plenty of winter gear but it was in Germany. OKW had thought the war would be over before winter and so the winter clothes and gear sat in Berlin. This is where priorities came to the front. The Nazis had enough trains to get the winter gear to their troops in plenty of time, but instead, those trains were used to bring Jews and Gypsies to the death camps. Meanwhile the flower of German youth froze to death in the frozen wastes of Russia.

 

Later in the war, in 1943 Germany was worried about Hungary flipping and signing a separate peace with Russia, as Romania had a month earlier, so Nazi Germany sponsored a coup. The coup brought loyal Nazis to power in Hungary. The Hungarian government had, until that point, been sheltering the Jews from deportation to the death camps, but the moment loyal Nazis took power they started rounding up Jews for extermination. Meanwhile Army Group Center was facing imminent collapse. They badly needed ammunition and supplies, but the German rail system was diverted from the war effort again to ship Jews who had escaped the campaign of extermination, to the death camps. The result was that Army Group Center collapsed creating a hole the Russian army could simply drive to Berlin through.

 

The evil empire, the Soviet Union, was also defeated by their own evil. Instead of building up their industry to improve the lot of people, the Soviet Union built a war machine, in the absence of war. Stalin the despot, would sign the execution papers for thousands of people a day, then watch his favorite swashbuckler. Millions were executed, sent to forced reeducation camps, tortured, shipped to Siberia as slave labor, whole races faced ethnic cleansing and suffering was universal among the people, while splendid luxury was the bailiwick of the Communist elite. The whole thing came crashing down because of the economic, social and cultural stresses such a system must build up.

 

ISIS is no different. The seeds of their destruction lay in their evil. How many have they murdered that otherwise would have helped them like the Nazis did in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia? Eventually they will divert essential war supplies to some evil end or turn on their allies just as the Nazis did. Even if they win and subject the entire world to tyranny their empire will not last a decade. The stresses such a system create will put an end to that perverted structure. Sadly, not until millions or maybe even billions of our fellow human beings have died horribly, will ISIS’ own evil defeat them. That is the cost to good people who allow evil to grow, and that is exactly what we have done. By voting in governments that not only allowed it to grow, but nurtured it for their own evil ends… we have become our own executioners.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

 

Preparedness is Prudence.

August 28th, 2014

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, with the steady news of natural disasters and potential super disasters, along with the ever present threat of terrorism, preparedness is mere prudence. No one knows when or what kind of catastrophe will occur, but the one thing we do know, it that there will be some calamity in the future. The hit or miss nature of natural and man made disasters gives us a false sense of security, but when the reality intrudes into our lives, many times all is lost because, we didn’t take the few minutes to get together a bugout bag, we didn’t have a disaster plan or there’s only a day or two’s worth of food in our cupboards. Think about it, what would you do if power was out for a week because a substation blew up? How would your family eat if the city you live in was cut off? Where would you go if your house was destroyed in a disaster? All these questions can be answered by the person who is prepared, but the person who is not, will panic and maybe die.

 

What is called a bugout bag should be stuffed in a closet somewhere. All it needs to be is some sort of bag or backpack, that has the things you might need if your house was destroyed or you are forced out, for whatever reason. It should have a knife, water bottle, lighter or matches in a waterproof container, a tarp, some food that keeps for a long time, a ball of twine, hand saw, salt, aspirin, First aid kit, extra set of clothes, a book about how to get by in the woods, (topical to the environment you live), along with whatever else you might want to have in it, like a bedroll. This gives you the flexibility to go where it is best for you, like a family or friends house, and avoid the places FEMA tell you to congregate like the Superdome in New Orleans. Such flexibility might mean the difference between life and death of a loved one.

 

A safe room somewhere in your home is critical. Someplace where you can retreat to if there is a natural disaster coming through. A corner of a cellar with two means of escape is ideal in a tornado or hurricane, but in a flood… It is always best to have decided on where to retreat before you need to, to save valuable moments when they count. Everyone should have three months worth of food. Food is so important and today there are so many possibilities that will keep, like canned food, survival food with a twenty five year lifespan, and dried foods as well. We must remember to utilize First In First Out, or FIFO, unless we have survival food as our emergency backup.

 

Speaking of a safe room a safe can also be a lifesaver. Some silver or gold coins can be a preserver r wealth if there is another banking collapse or other credit/money disaster. You shouldn’t get carried away and put all your money into silver bullion, that would be insane, but it is definitely prudent to have some on hand just in case they are needed. In my opinion silver is better than gold. If there were to be some money disaster were people couldn’t purchase food and other needs, anyone who shows up with gold coins is going to draw a ton of unwanted attention. Silver bullion will still draw attention but nothing like gold.

 

The need for a plan for the family in case you get separated is paramount. Where will you meet if there is a disaster? What if the house is destroyed in that disaster? What if the school your children go to is put on lock down, and one of your children escapes, where have you told them to go? Show your family you love them and get them all together, have some snacks available along with some drinks, whiskey might not be appropriate for a toddler, so use discretion… and make a game of it. Have the family brainstorm catastrophes and then plan for them. The time you spend doing this will make the survival of your children in a calamity exponentially better.

 

It is the duty of every US citizen to have, and know how to shoot, a firearm. It is in our founding documents. That doesn’t mean everyone must have an arsenal, but it does mean that even in these modern times, we should all have a working knowledge of firearms. The national reason for every adult to be proficient in the use of firearms, was and is, so that a smaller standing army can be effective, the population being proficient with guns can be called on in an emergency. On an individual level however, even a .22 caliber long gun and sufficient supply of ammo can effectively feed you and your family, if the need arises.

 

Plan for the worst and expect the best and you will never be off balance. If the worst happens we needn’t panic, we have a plan and the stuff we have prepared for it, and if the best happens… hey, we expected it all along. We all hate to think of bad things, and whats more, we have very little time to. Our lives are so busy we barely have time to eat with our family let alone set aside a few nights to come up with a survival plan. Omitting taking the time for this is like claiming you are too busy to brush your teeth, then freaking out when you get cavities, it is a pathetic excuse. This is by no means a perfect list, if everything I suggest is done it still does not guarantee the survival of every member of your family in an emergency, but even doing one or two things on this list, makes it much much more likely you and your loved ones live, where others don’t. Let’s face it, would you rather be the guy that begs, or the guy people beg from?

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin