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Bureaucrats, Mobs and the Administrative State

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, mobs come in all shapes and sizes, from a group that overturns cars on their way from a progressive rally, to a group of men in ill fitting suits reeking of garlic, who oversee the day to day workings of a city’s crime. The functional definition of a mob is, a group of people in similar circumstances, such that their mentality will become similarly disposed. By this definition we can see that the bureaucracy is a mob and imparts the mob mentality to those in it. There are uncountable numbers of articles describing the mob mentality, basically, how people in groups are influenced by their peers and how being part of a group, dissolves one’s personal responsibility for our own actions into that group. Looked at in this way it has obvious implications for understanding the nature and functioning of bureaucracy.

It is important to understand the nature and workings of bureaucracy because the fortunes of every soul on the planet is effected by bureaucracy. The modern nation state has evolved beyond legislators, presidents, judges and prime ministers, into the administrative state. Bureaucrats pass laws, prosecute infractions and decide punishments. The entire apparatus of government has devolved back into a single entity. That entity used to be the God king, and now is the god government, in other words, the bureaucracy. You fortune is dependent on the whims of bureaucrats, your business on their proclivity to regulate you out of existence and your very life on the pugnacity of bureaucrats.

The bureaucrat’s belief system is founded in her schooling. Since every bureaucrat today has a degree from university, they all have been inculcated in the progressive mindset, or put another way, the Frankfurt school. The vast majority of bureaucrats think the same way, and believe the same things, because of their schooling, which makes them, by definition a mob. They believe in the godhood of the state and they think all good comes from the state. They have been thoroughly programmed to believe the philosophies of Freud, Marx, Nietzsche and Darwin. Basically, the Frankfurt school teaches… Nietzsche’s superman theory, that crime, violence and suffering will evolve us into supermen, Darwin’s theory of evolution, Marx’s theory of class struggle, the alienation of work and the need to evolve humanity into ants, and Freud’s ideas of the ego, id and super Ego. Atheist to their core, to a bureaucrat these are truths that supersede all other truths, even empirically proven realities.

Once they leave university the programming is reinforced by their peers. The group enforces it’s own codes of conduct and part of that code is the way the members think. Those who enter the bureaucracy and begin to loose their programming are held in check by their peers. To be in any group one must attach herself to that group, believe the requisite beliefs of the group and follow orthodoxy. Those who change their minds are controlled by other members of the group and ejected should they fall too far outside the parameters of what is expected of them. Being a bureaucrat today is very lucrative, with stupendous benefits, outstanding pay and unbelievable pensions. To get evicted from such a profitable job is horrifying to anyone, especially someone with years of schooling that isn’t applicable to anything in the real world.

Distributed responsibility is especially dangerous in bureaucracy. The most heinous crimes ever committed by a human being have been because he or she passed the responsibility to a group, whether it be a NAZI death camp guard following orders, or a Young Turk raping then crucifying a twelve year old girl for being a Christian, was only following his religion, crimes of such unimaginable magnitude, responsibility must, even in the case of psychopaths, be passed to another. The beauty of distributed responsibility is that anything can be done, no matter how evil, and all that needs to happen is for those people acting inhumanly, to pass the blame onto the group. Since a bureaucrat has such unlimited power in the administrative state, no greater evils can be foisted on humanity by any other group, or mob, than bureaucracy.

From the lack of diversity in education and group restricted attitudes, to the open dangers of distributed responsibility, bureaucracy is the most dangerous institutions ever devised by man. The bureaucracy can seize assets, make entire industries illegal or simply uneconomical, create famine, tyrannize anyone they see fit, make common sense illegal and even kill people they find vexing… like unborn children. There is no limit to the power of the administrative state, no checks or balances, no voting to get rid of evil people and no oversight, except by other bureaucrats, with the same ideas, predilections and beliefs. The mob of bureaucracy is far more dangerous than any violent mob, their power is unchecked, their actions go unnoticed and there is no moral limit on them. Even the limitation of the certainty of divine judgment is lifted from them, giving their every whim free reign. There is no one on the planet who is a bigger threat to the health, safety and wealth of the human race than a mob of bureaucrats. Making the administrative state nothing but… mob rule.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Root of All the World’s Problems

Sunday, April 16th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, when I look around the world, at all the intractable problems, wars, genocide, unrest, riots, terrorism, crime, etc… the only real problem we face is the breakdown of civility. Were we to follow the teachings of Jesus… and treat others as we would have them treat us, we would be civil, if we loved our neighbors as much as ourselves, civility would reign, when we look to the plank in our own eye rather than the mote in another’s, we are practicing civility. Those who are more than willing to cast the first stone, even though they themselves are not free of sin, are being uncivil. Civility is human heartedness in action. All the problems we seem to face have their root in civility, those who act violently, making war, ginning up war, rioting, looting, stealing and murdering, have thrown off the armor of civility and taken up the banner of barbarism.

I would think it obvious that any crime with a victim stems from a lack of civility. If one is treating others as they would be treated, only a masochist would treat others badly. We would have to say such a person is disconnected from reality in some way. Perhaps he has a deep seated self loathing. This is because we all know, people want pleasure, power and pomp. The man who slaps his wife would be very offended if he himself were slapped across the face, and so it is obvious that those who hand out evils to others are treating others, not as they themselves would be treated, but treating others as they themselves would never tolerate. You see… a lack of civility.

No one is built up by taring them down. When we ridicule others, for their own good, we are looking at the mote in the eye of another while ignoring the plank in our own. Genuine heartfelt help, when asked for it, with only a view to improve the lot of another is clearly practicing civility, but ridicule and complaining, only undermines the will to do better. Ordering someone to change this or that aspect of themselves is a clear message you think them, incompetent, lazy, inept, and many other phrases that follow from extending the logic. You raze a building to destroy it, people raze other people’s self esteem to destroy it, destroying a thing never builds it up. No matter if the person doing the razing has fooled themselves about it or not. It is best to look to solve our own problems, and there is not one among us who doesn’t have plenty, and let others solve their own, unless they ask for help.

Where would there be war if people loved their neighbors as themselves? Who would make war upon themselves? That would be absurd. Yet our world is filled with wars and rumors of wars, so we can say with certainty, that people are not loving their neighbors as themselves. People wage war, both politically and personally, for gain or revenge. In the case of gain it is just another word for stealing, and in the case of revenge it is the perpetuation of hatred, certainly not love. What is so hard about loving our neighbors? If they are rude simply smile and go on, if they are standoffish give them room, rather than be ready to be offended at the least provocation. The wise know that it is in our personal best interests to love our neighbors, and be forgiving, both in politics and in person.

Have you ever noticed the people who are always the first to cast stones at others usually live in glass houses? It’s like they think that by hurting someone else, that somehow cleans them of their sin, but of course, it only adds to their sin. Jesus hung out with prostitutes, tax collectors, fishermen, the lowest class at the time. He didn’t cling to the elite seeking fame through them, he lived a life without sin making him uniquely qualified to cast stones at sinners, yet he refused. Even though he could point a finger of blame at another, without three pointing back at him, he didn’t. It is self evident then, that for us with our sinful nature to cast stones at others, in any form, is not following Jesus’ example, and is not civil.

Every problem we face, as the human race, has it’s roots in a lack of civility. The more we move away from civility, treating others as we would not tolerate, hating our neighbors, poking at the more in other people’s eyes with our dirty fingers and casting stones away from our glass houses… the more our civilization, political, economic and social will crumble. You see, it is not wisdom to cast off true wisdom because it is old, but foolishness. To follow the new simply because it is new, is no different in logic than accepting as truth a thing, because it comes from authority. We know both in our hearts and in our minds that the truths, love thy neighbor, do unto others, look to the plank in our own eyes, and be civil, all the problems we face would simply vanish. But, it is too hard to do these things, and much easier… to bandage people, rebuild after wars, watch our loved ones die, console weeping family, lawyer up, avoid eye contact become accustomed to terror and accept crime.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Big Guy Versus the Little Guy

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the role of government has always been, and continues to be, to keep the little guy down, while protecting the big guys from the little guys. The founding of the US ushered in a new paradigm but the elite, over the course of a century managed to evolve even that virtuous national ethos back to the traditional one. Today there is not a nation on the planet that allows the little people to compete on a level playing field with the big guys. With an eye to calculation, the elite use the power of propaganda to convince the little guy that they work for him, against the little guy’s interests. This is done in a myriad of ways. Usually they offer up a piece of legislation that sounds good, a hike in minimum wage for example, but actually works against the interests of the little guy. We have shown such a propensity for falling for the trick, the elite know they have nothing to fear from us, because we will fall for it over and over again.

Income taxes are the ideal example. At the beginning of Obama’s Presidency, the billionaire Warren Buffett told a crowd of drooling reporters that he was incensed, his secretary paid a higher tax rate than he did. This was reported all across the media landscape as proof Buffett is a human hearted man. So the elite in government dutifully raised his secretary’s taxes, cut Buffett’s and gave him a monopoly for his choo choo trains to carry crude oil from Canada to Texas refineries. Of course transporting oil on trains is exponentially more dangerous then in a pipeline, as Lac Magantic proves, a few dozen little people burning to death is a small price for them to pay however, for the wonderful philanthropist Buffett’s monopoly profits. The entire affair was nothing but a propaganda exercise that worked perfectly.

People who work for a living pay a much higher tax rate than people who derive their income from investments. The already rich derive their income from investments and can pay accountants to protect their income from the tax man, those of us who labor for our daily bread however, have little left to pay an accountant and tax lawyer to protect ours, so we pay through the nose. The false meme that people earning over 200k should be taxed to death, only serves to keep the rest of us down, and protects the uber wealthy from having to compete with us. This is because the guy earning over 200k is not rich yet, she is trying to get rich, and the elite cannot tolerate that, so we are plied with propaganda based on jealousy and envy. The little guy is again tricked into damaging our own interests and protecting those of the elite.

Regulations are all about keeping us down. The role of regulations, despite what the elite tell you they are, is to protect a politically favored group or industry. Let’s say someone starts a business and manages to get rich despite the array of government regulations, taxes, cronyism and corruption. The first thing he will do is turn around and close the door behind him. This is done with regulations. He will use some of his wealth to lobby government to pass regulations making his industry “more safe.” Of course more safe always means a higher bar to entry. That higher bar, one that the already rich didn’t have to leap, protects the elite from having to compete with the hungry entrepreneur. The old saying, Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations is one of the primary motivating factors here.

The children of the uber rich never grow up. They don’t have to. So they are ill prepared to compete with people who have grown up in the school of hard knocks. That is why in a traditional capitalist economy this saying holds true. Today however the elite have put in place a whole plethora of ways to protect their half witted grandchildren. Trust funds, regulations preventing competition, taxes to keep the working woman down and cronyism that only allows certain people to do certain things. In South America they haven’t had a free market… ever. I have a friend from Guatemala Brolio. One day we were talking and I mentioned to him that land in Guatemala must be pretty cheap, and the forest products industry pays handsomely for the lumber from that part of the world. I went on to say that if him and I went in together to buy some land and used good silvicultural practices we could make a mint. He laughed and laughed at the very thought. Shocked, I asked why? He replied that only certain people in Guatemala can own land.

The next time you have to cut a check to the government for some arcane regulation you ran afoul of, to pay a tax you weren’t aware of, to get permission from the government to engage in economic activity or buy equipment that you have no use for, to satisfy some government rule, you are experiencing this in action. You are being actively held down so the elite don’t have to compete with you. Next time you get fined by some self important bureaucrat, you’re economic future is being crushed by government, to save the fortune of a half wit. This has been the role of government from time immemorial. Oh yes, there have been a few times, short periods where this wasn’t the case, and those times have been immortalized as golden ages. Ancient Greek democracy, Roman republic, the founding of the US and the early years of free enterprise also known as the Enlightenment, are the few examples. Notice however, that those periods were short, singular and most importantly, the nations and societies involved have never risen again. This is why there is and always will be a huge disparity of wealth in the world.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Anger of the Would be Tyrant

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, if you really want to understand why progressives are so apoplectic over Trump’s being in the White House, all you need to do is read Alvin Gouldner’s Rise of intellectuals and the new class, pages 11 through 15, understanding that this was the election the new class progressives have so longed for, where they would finally seize total political power. That a member of the loathed bourgeoisie won the day is the ultimate blow. The new class, and since the new class is trained to be progressives, progressives have seized the means of production well and truly. It matters not that the state or the people own the means of production, the new class run it, to whatever end they see fit. They have been slowly exerting more and more control for well over a century, until today they are a hegemony on banking, business and bureaucracy.

No matter if the owner of the means of production is the State or shareholders, it is the new class that run the show. Don’t think for a second the new class are a bunch of saints. They are mere human beings who lust after money, power, fame, sex and longevity. Studies show that the percentage of psychopaths in the upper echelons of business is much higher than society as a whole. Being mere human beings, the new class makes decisions based on their own wants and needs, rather than the wants and needs of the people or entity that own the property, the new class controls. Not that the new class is any different than you or I, we are all human beings subject to sin, but the new class is controlled by progressives… who have a very sinister plan for the human race… One world government.

Since the new class has accomplished so much, wresting the means of production from the bourgeoisie, progressives have got a big ego, thinking themselves better than the regular lot of Man. After all, aren’t they the smartest, as proven by their advanced college degrees, aren’t they the most merciful, being trained to be good little Marxists, and aren’t they the most qualified to run everyone’s life, because of these things? That we spat in their faces, denying them what they believed was rightly theirs, has enraged progressives. The voter has stolen their birthright. That huge ego has been bruised, as big ones are very fragile, and so progressives, being the children they are, will hold their breath until our economy collapses. Especially if they can use that collapse to accelerate their plans for world domination.

This was to be the next step in the rise of the new class, and thus progressivism. Progressives know the window is closing for their new world order… a one world government. The democratizing of information that the internet has allowed has started movement that is gaining momentum, away from collectivism, concentration of political power and towards decentralization of political power and free enterprise, by allowing access to information outside the censorship of the elite. As that sea change continues to take place, and polls show that the younger demographic is becoming more conservative, (probably as a backlash to their older siblings and parents coarsening of our culture, as the Victorians did to the Romantic era), that window in which progressives can achieve their vision of a one world government is closing fast, and any setback might spell disaster.

If you want to understand what progressives see in their minds when they envision the results of their labor, watch Star Trek The Next Generation, which is nothing but a wet dream of progressives. If you want to know the actual results, if progressives were to achieve a one world government, watch 1984 George Orwell, or read the book, (the movie is actually better). So you see, progressives have been striving for generations to achieve their vision of utopia, where they are so insulated by bureaucracy, a tower so high it is unassailable, a world government where everyone is a subject… and the election of Trump, indeed BREXIT and the whole bullpen of upstarts running in this year’s elections, could upend their so carefully laid plans. Like the villains used to say in Scooby Doo, “Those lousy leakers! If it wasn’t for their meddling, we would have gotten away with it!” Or something like that…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The World is Run By Evil People

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, we normalize the world we live in, by believing that those who are powerful are good, while those who are evil are weak. Sadly that is exactly opposite of the truth. Those people who are evil control the levers of power while those who are good are subjects of evil. It is hard to face the facts that the planet we live on is ruled by evil people, by evil means, for evil ends. The attributes of people who are evil, selfish, self centered, egoistic, heartless, conniving, charismatic and ruthless, are exactly those that lead to political power. While our prisons are filled with stupid evil men with little power, our halls of congress, presidencies, prime ministers, Judges, etc… are filled with smart evil people. Those same evil people who run the world, love democracy, because we are so easy for them to manipulate. Once in awhile though, people do wake up and vote in someone who is not of that low caliber. When that happens the rest of the evil people will set themselves to destroy that aberration. Like they have Trump.

Why is this so? Why are most of our leaders evil? Because an election is nothing more than an empty beauty contest. It is never the one with merit who wins, it is the one who pleases the electorate the most. Place a man on a podium, give him a lisp, an ugly visage, stooping posture and high pitched voice, and though he speaks the wisdom of the ages, he will be derided a fool. Take another, make him tall, hansom, deep voice and charismatic presence, and though he speak utter nonsense he will be lauded a genius. That is because we judge more by our eyes then our minds and hearts. Instead of listening to the words we look at the speaker, instead of trying to understand the arguments for both sides, we follow the tall hansom man, and because we do we hand the reigns of power, over and over, to evil people.

Even though evil people are suited for politics, does that mean all politicians are evil? Of course not, not all politicians are evil just like not all prisoners in our jails are evil. Having said that, it must be admitted that the temptation of power to an evil person is like heroin to an addict. The desire for it is overwhelming. Power is magnetic to evil people. With power they can exist above the law, while at the same time, lower the rest of us beneath it’s protections. The few politicians who are in it to serve humanity, are very few and far between, and they are universally despised by the political establishment. Those who are not evil represent a mortal threat to those who are. The power evil usurps defines them, anyone who threatens that power must be dealt with. We are witnessing this first hand in the treatment of Trump.

How can we know if a politician is evil? The first method is how is he or she accepted by the political establishment? If they are beloved, held up as the smartest, wisest and most wonderful of people, you can rest assured that person is as evil as Satan himself. He or she will blend right in to the cesspool that is politics. If a politician is loathed, attacked for nothing, constantly ridiculed and we are told he or she is a fool that will bring down our democracy… you know for certain that politician is good. Evil people will treat a good person as a pariah while they will treat an evil person with respect and dignity. The elite who are mostly evil, respect another evil person because they know that person will cross any bridge then turn and burn it into the river, if they are offended. Treated with dignity because all evil people have easily bruised thin skinned egos. If their ego is bruised, an evil person will wax a grudge until they can destroy their tormentor, like they did Nixon for prosecuting Alger Hiss.

Good people usually are not drawn to power over other, they seek peace, equanimity, love and friendship for their own sake, while an evil person will also seek these things, but as a means to an end, not an end in and of themselves. A good person will tend to his or her own life and let others be. An evil person cannot allow others to simply be, the evil person must control everyone else. One facet of being evil, is that evil people hold others as fools to be manipulated into self harm, as the elite are doing in Europe with their policy of self genocide. Where a good person will avoid war an evil person desires it. The evil will eschew deterrence claiming it triggers an aggressor, all the time knowing full well that the weakness will encourage aggression, giving them what they want, war.

It is all important to understand the world we live in in order to make it better for our children. The US founding fathers knew the nature of the world and power, and attempted to control those evil men they knew are drawn to power. Over two hundred years of whittling away at it, the elite have managed to move us totally away from our Constitution, making it a joke. Why else do you think the elite laugh in our faces, like Nancy Pelosi did, when asked if this or that policy, law or regulation is “Constitutional.” They know our Constitution now means what ever the Hell they tell us it does, and that may change tomorrow, depending on the wants of the evil people in charge. Instead of judging with your eyes, judge with your mind, if a politician’s voice makes a shiver go down your leg, you have to understand you are judging with your eyes instead of your mind. Recognize that impossible pie in the sky promises are just means of manipulating you into acting against your own interests. In short… wake up and smell the coffee, our politicians are not good people, they do not work for our interests, they love human suffering and poverty, setting themselves to creating more of it. Judge with your mind instead of your eyes.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Psychopaths Ply Glittering Lies

Sunday, March 19th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, most people would rather believe a glittering lie than an ugly truth, even when they know it is a lie! That is why tyranny will never go away. Those who seek tyranny, Thrasymachus’ “Great Men,” intelligent psychopaths, know that a glittering lie will gather the majority of people, even after it is proven a lie, so their mouths are full of glittering lies, lying to whomever they need to manipulate at the moment. When I was young I often fell for glittering lies. The less life a person has under their belt, the easier it is to convince them a glittering lie is truth, so much so that they will gladly lay down their life for it. There is noting a psychopath likes any better than manipulating someone into doing themselves and their interests great harm. Combine the two, people so deluded they willingly lay down their lives for some glittering lie, with people who get off on manipulating people into harming themselves, and you have the State.

It is just human nature to prefer a glittering lie. How many untold number of people have been caught by a glittering lie? Just those who bought into the glittering lie that you can run up your credit card account an live like a king number in the millions. We are awash with glittering lies, con men use them all the time. Whenever we are told something we want to believe, that a house’s roof can hold it’s foundation off the ground for instance, our minds say no, but we may so fervently want it to be true we will believe it with all out heart, as if by some magic that will make it so. Every snake oil salesman plied that trade.

It is undeniable that the men throughout history that are remembered as “Great Men” were universally psychopaths. From Alexander the great and Tamerlane to Hitler and Stalin, great men have been only too happy to slaughter countless human beings to get what they want. Cyrus the great was discovered to be the grandson of the king, rather than a sheep herder’s son, by the fact he was a psychopath. Coriolanus leading a Volscian army stopped to slaughter every man woman a child in a Latin town, while on his way to attack Rome, for no other reason than they were long time friends of Rome. The quality of the people Thrasymachus describes as the Great Men, are just psychopaths… manipulative, murdering and heartless. These are the people who are con men, killers, thieves, bureaucrats, prime ministers and Presidents.

History is replete with stories of people killing not only themselves, for a glittering lie, but even their own family as well! The killing fields of Cambodia is such an obvious example I have to mention it. Those children, and make no mistake that is what they were, children, fell for the glittering lie of a socialist utopia, all they had to do was eliminate the bad genes and human nature would transform into the Marxist ideal of one for all. Of course the grand experiment killed so many people the Marxists had to stop shooting people, reserving their bullets for escapees, and instead use clubs and bread bags to kill those with bad genes and ideas. Thirteen year old boys would go down a line of bound men in their forties and fifties, clubbing each in the back of the head, while thirteen year old girls would go down a different row of tied and helpless people, putting bread bags over their heads, one at a time until they stopped flinching, then move to the next.

The dross rises to the top. Since it is in the nature of psychopaths to love manipulating others, feeling themselves utterly superior to the lot of Mankind they naturally gravitate to government, either the hidden cave of bureaucracy where they can ply their machinations under the anonymity of the bureaucracy, or to pull the levers of power themselves. The most dangerous are the ones who will become the “Great Men.” They are the ones who seek to be the tyrant, to that end they will use any power at hand to achieve that goal. Morality has no meaning to a psychopath and so they will manipulate everyone around them until they have that power, then they will use it, visiting death, famine and suffering on humanity, in measure to their, “Greatness.”

Without changing human nature itself or coming up with a way to control that quality of humanity, tyranny will never go away. Psychopaths will always exist and the qualities of being a psychopath will not change, people will rather follow a glittering lie than an ugly truth, so unless our education system teaches our kids to recognize a glittering lie and ugly truth, and act accordingly, else change the role of government itself. Both are daunting because psychopaths are already well entrenched in government and have been since the first king. The only thing that has changed the nature of humanity, to follow an ugly truth and turn away from a glittering lie, is the capitalist mindset, which is why the elite so despise capitalism. It is not in their interests to change the way children are taught, unless it is to dumb them down further, nor is it in their interests to change the role of government, it is in their interests to keep us believing in glittering lies and turning away from ugly truths… and so, tyranny will always be with us.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Blow Up the Education System!

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the education system in the US is broken top to bottom, turning out good little debt slaves, rather than fully educated human beings ready to take on the world. Smashing the US education system was a long process. It took progressives a century to fully break the beast into submission, yet it was the government’s guaranteeing student loans that has been the death knell of education, once and for all. Students graduating today have sometimes over one hundred thousand dollars in loan debt, debt that cannot be expunged by bankruptcy, going into a job market that is at best a dancing landscape. Instead of preparing our children to engage the world, our kids are leaving those expensive universities with crushing debt and dubious educations. In what universe does it make any sense that today, in the Twenty First century, with the absurd amounts of money we throw at education, that our children don’t emerge from college ready to take on the world, little philosophers able to adapt and dance with whatever landscape appears before them?

The primary education system has been so exploited by progressives, as a jobs program for teachers, an indoctrination system for students, and a cash cow for democrats by teachers unions. They know and openly admit, that if given a choice, most people would choose a better school for their children. Every time they say, a voucher system will be the end of public education, that is exactly what they are saying, the public education system gives a poor product for and exorbitant price. If given freedom of choice in education systems, via a voucher system because as a society we have made the decision to publicly fund primary education, being rational maximizers we will make the self interested choice and send our children to the school that best fits our desires. The diversity in education such a system would provide, along with the inevitable increase in aggregate quality, would allow our children to be more adaptable, and more able to profit from disruptions. Of course if you agree with the progressives that the real aim of our education system is a jobs program, that indoctrinates children into a certain political mindset, and funnels money from the government tax system to a favored political faction via teachers unions, then you want to keep the system as it is.

It is in the arena of higher education that our system has got way out of whack. Every professor will tell you, not all professors are progressives, Marxists and/or socialists, but they will admit most are. At the higher echelons of higher education, they are almost universally Marxists and anarchists. That is not my assessment but that of Alvin Gouldner. As we all know, people follow their leaders, and so as the top believes that philosophy will be transmitted down to the students. One quality that glues progressives, Marxists and socialists together is the love of censorship. They idealize the world where anything they like can be said freely and without hesitation, but that which they dislike is not tolerated, and that mindset is transmitted down to the students, manifesting itself in the attacks on conservative speakers and indeed anyone the progressives disagree with. Why debate someone with a better argument when you can shut them down altogether? Reverse racism has become the norm with the curriculum openly teaching “White Privilege.” That which can be said on those extremely expensive facilities of higher learning becomes ever more narrow, based on politics, every day.

The government taking over the student loan system was pure genius, right out of Cloward and Pivon playbook, from a progressive point of view. What a magnificent transfer of wealth from the productive segment of the economy to the unproductive segment. In one fell swoop, the progressives enabled every student going into college or university to strangle themselves with debt, to pay for an education that has little help other than as an entry card at the door of the club. Let’s say your server at TGI Fridays has a PHD in physics and student loan debt of thirty thousand dollars. That debt cannot be eliminated by bankruptcy, if not paid off, it simply grows as does all compounded interest financial instruments. Meanwhile all that extra money allowed colleges and universities to raise the price and therefore their profit, of “non profit” institutions… which translates to higher wages for staff and especially professors and the executives of those universities. Which is basically transferring wealth from the students in the future, to college personnel today. Financially rewarding progressives for their diligent effort to destroy the education system.

The future only holds change on a munificent scale for our children. Everything is poised to change… one way or another. It is an old adage that it isn’t the strong, brave, intelligent or witty that survive… but the adaptable. We spend as a society over ten thousand dollars a year per student, and in some places far more, to give our children a pathetic education, where they cannot even make change for a dollar, find the US on a globe or understand what they are reading. It is not that our children are more stupid than us, but our education system, and culture stunts their intellectual, moral and spiritual growth. Dumbing down the test to scale for the poor performance of the education system is no longer the answer, it is time to change it, fundamentally, with the goal of, educating people to be self interested rightly understood, rational maximizers who are able to profit from economic disruptions. Our children are able, it is we that hold them back by bowing to progressives. It is past time to force a voucher system in primary education, while eliminating the government’s hand in student loans, college accreditation and handouts to local universities, foster real competition in education. Only real competition will return us a dividend of graduates who are adaptable enough to be able to profit from the disruptions ahead.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Mexico Should Embrace Trump’s Immigration Policy

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, if Trump does indeed crackdown and deport a large percentage of illegal aliens to their home countries, Mexico stands to gain the most. It is a matter of basic economics. The importation of thousands of highly trained carpenters, bricklayers, steel workers, stucco, plumbing, electrical, concrete, etc… laborers, that know the language, understand the culture and therefore don’t have to acclimate, is an instant increase in the quality and knowledge base of the labor stock. The biggest benefit however is the capitalist mindset they will bring back with them from the US. With their connections to the US, they will have access to capital no one else in Mexico does, which will enable them to start businesses, build infrastructure, etc…. To put it in Keynesian fashion, the returning citizens will increase aggregate demand as well as aggregate supply, leading to a large increase in the economic output, productivity and therefore the lot of the average Mexican. The fly in the ointment is the epidemic of corruption infesting all of Mexican government.

If the Mexican government can manage to allow the returning citizens to start businesses and create jobs, there will be an economic boom, the likes of which Mexico has never seen. Sadly, the government of Mexico is corrupt from top to bottom. From the Bureaucrats in Mexico City to the local cops in Tijuana, graft is rampant. Regulations in Mexico are designed to be cash cows for the elite, and only the elite or the violent, are allowed to get ahead. That is the fundamental problem with the Mexican economy. In fact corruption is the primary reason any nation is impoverished. Since corruption flows from the top down, as does virtue, the answer is to clean up corruption at the top. A NUMA would work to clean up the corruption if it were implemented.

Keynesian economics is demand based thinking. Basically, if the total demand for goods and services in a country, (aggregate demand), exceeds the total supply of goods and services in that country, (aggregate supply) the economy will be in a growth period. If the total demand for goods and services falls short of the total supply of goods and services, the country will be in recession. With the incoming relatively wealthy Mexican citizens returning they will both increase demand and supply. Since much of what they got used to in the US will be missing, they will set themselves to replicating it in Mexico. The resulting increase in aggregate supply and aggregate demand will, in Keynesian fashion, drive economic growth.

Keynesian economics however, while simple to understand, falls far short of actually explaining the subtleties of why an economy grows or shrinks. To Austrians it is capital stock and labor stock. In both categories we see that returning Mexicans will improve both to a huge extent. The returning knowledge alone is worth trillions in economic aid. Couple the magnificent increase in the quality of labor with the money and access to capital the returnees will have, is an Austrian economist’s dream. The increase in capital will allow people to start businesses, which will both employ people and add to the supply of goods and services that are available in Mexico. Many goods and services that will become available hasn’t been available before, which Says law says leads to more consumption, because some people will demand the new products, which is in fact new demand.

Returning Mexican citizens will also be more entrepreneurial as well. Schumpeter’s “creative destruction,” explained that the boom bust cycle of any and all economies, as a function of the entrepreneurial ethos. Someone comes up with an idea for a disrupting product or service, creates that product, way of doing business or service, capital is pulled in to expand and facilitate that new idea, making the economy grows at a rapid pace. Once that new idea is in place the economy sheds it’s now redundant infrastructure and goes into recession. The recession triggers the opportunity for a new entrepreneur to implement his or her idea and the cycle starts anew. In Mexico this paradigm would be on steroids for all the reasons I have pointed out above. Returning Mexicans wouldn’t have to come up with ideas on their own, they will be returning with them already fleshed out, having seen them in the US.

Under every theory of economic growth the returning Mexicans will drive huge economic expansion in Mexico. That economic expansion will lift all boats, by driving up demand for labor, and thus wages as well. The Mexican government will be forced to clean up, at least a little, since the thousands of returnees will be used to far less government corruption and will demand it be reduced. If they are successful, and government corruption in Mexico is reduced, the economic boom similar to the US in the Roaring Twenties, will be just as historical. Yes indeed, Mexico has a great deal to gain from Trump’s immigration policies… if they embrace their returning citizens as the resource they are.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Faction that is Above the Law

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, it is becoming increasingly obvious, we live in a system where there is a faction that is above the law, and the rest of us are below it’s protections. Under any system where some are above the law, or below its protections, law does not exist but arbitrary rule is instead the character of the nation. Political favor is always the deciding factor in a country where arbitrary rule is the norm. Those with political favor, whether they be the tyrant or the oligarch, will never hold themselves to the laws they themselves make, those are for the little people. Moreover, the elite under such a system have carte blanche to punish those the elite see as a threat, regardless of the supposed limits on the elite’s authority. When it becomes undeniable that there are people who are above the law, like it has today in the US and Europe, unless we the people seek slavery, it is up to us to demand every member of the elite be held accountable. Giving a different faction that same power is self defeating.

No human being is an angel. We all know this but many of us operate like they don’t. Progressives willingly grant people with absolute power, in the misguided idea that if only the “right” person is in charge, the world will be utopia. That is the basis of every progressive argument. They see humanity as so hopelessly defective we simply cannot be trusted to run our own lives, yet they see the very same people, when they have absolute power, as saints who will work for the betterment of mankind. How many times have you heard a professor argue, real socialism has never been tried, or that, the wrong people were in charge then, when discussing the failure of socialism to ever elevate a single person, other than a member of the politburo, from poverty to wealth. Progressives constantly seek an angel to save humanity from itself. Sadly, angels only exist in heaven, and not in the common lot of Mankind.

The Obama administration was the most scandal ridden in US history bar none. Even the maligned Nixon paled in comparison to Obama’s antics while in office. From abusing his self proclaimed “political enemies” with the unlimited power of the IRS, trafficking arms to Mexican drug gangs, through this latest scandal where Obama wiretapped the phones of the other political party for political advantage in an election, not one of his scandals has yet to be investigated. There is not a single republican administration that would have weathered the fast and furious scandal, let alone wielding the IRS as a political weapon against progressives! It is undeniable Obama has openly broken many laws, and violated our Constitution in a myriad of ways, yet doesn’t even face an investigation for any of it… that is the definition of being above the law. Hillary Clinton wiped and destroyed a hard drive under subpoena, then lied under oath about it, even revealing Classified secrets to our mortal enemies! A felony if you or I did it, yet the FBI said no one would indict her for it, then indicted dozens of servicemen for far lesser crimes! Apparently servicemen are not politically favored.

There is not a soul who is the least informed that does not know that members of the government rarely subject themselves to the laws they write for the rest of us. From legal insider trading, to Congress’ exemption from the Affordable Care Act, the elite never hold themselves to the same standard they hold us to. Even the Sarbanes-Oxley Act doesn’t apply to the elite! They can lie without consequence to the American public at will. Get caught lying to the government and rest assured the elite will wield the entire power of the federal government to destroy you. Take the example of the socialist billionaire George Soros, he has used his vast wealth to conduct his own personal foreign policy, in violation of US laws that prohibit such actions from private citizens, yet he faces no penalty for it. Heck the geriatric Soros was even accused of beating his girlfriend, but the NYC police refused even to question him about it when the girlfriend made the accusation! Imagine what would happen to you, if your girlfriend went to the police accusing you of beating her! So, we can see that it is not only government officials that are above the law, but progressive billionaires as well.

Yet you and I are under the protections of law. The IRS scandal is one glaring example where citizens were denied justice and their due rights under the law for political purposes. The film maker who made the internet film, The Innocence of Muslims, which Obama blamed on Benghazi, a lie as it turns out, was jailed to promote the lie! So much for the First amendment’s freedom of speech. Try acting Pro Se in court, the lawyer against you will be held to a drastically lower standard of conduct than you, to the point of making the entire “justice” system absurd. If you run afoul of the bureaucracy, by violating some arcane regulation, you are denied the legal system to adjudicate your case, instead those regulations are made by the bureaucracy, enforced by the bureaucracy and tried by the bureaucracy. In the Federalist Papers Madison argued that if the laws ever became so many that even a trained attorney cannot understand them, then tyranny is in effect, showing that even by Madison’s definition, we live under a tyranny today.

When a faction is above the law that faction is the defacto oligarchy. Aristotle wrote in Nicomachean Ethics that there are three right forms and three wrong forms of government, The wrong forms have in common, they all serve the rulers not the nation state, or in Aristotle’s time, the city state. That faction today that is above the law, and indeed our very Constitution itself, as Nancy Pelosi so famously illustrated by her flippant attitude when asked if Obama care is constitutional, is the progressive faction. If we allow this to continue, or God forbid, give a different faction that same power, we are acting against the interests of our own children. We have to stand and demand, the elite are held to the law, and create a system to punish them when they violate our Constitution. Unless we act, we will be passing a world of suffering to our children. Look into the eyes of your children and grandchildren and ask yourself, do I want him or her to be a slave of some inhuman state? If you love them, maybe it’s time to enact a NUMA amendment, and proclaim to the world and our posterity, that no man is above the law and no man is below it’s protections.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Government of Psychopaths

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the hypocrisy of progressives knows no bounds and they daily prove they have no ethics whatsoever, to progressives, all that counts is power over the rest of us… the classic signs of a psychopath or sociopath. They can’t help themselves, the RINO Larry Darrel and Deryl Issa has called for a special prosecutor to look into Trump’s “Russian connection.” Ignoring the fact that if he is so incensed by a President having unseemly connections, why was he so happy with Obama’s unseemly connections with the Muslim brotherhood, bowing to foreign dictators and attack America first tour. If Issa is as he claims to be now, a patriot only looking for the truth, why was he so willfully ignorant of the truth only a few years ago? How many other democrats will prove themselves psychopaths or sociopaths, and therefore their absolute lack of ability to lead this nation by jumping on the bandwagon? The truth is, no government can long stand such conniving, immoral and evil people long, no matter how well constituted. Lying, hypocrisy, acting against the national interest, manipulating others, these are all signs of a sociopath and psychopath, the exact opposite of what we want in government! They pose an existential threat to any government, culture and people, and when we allow them power… we have been manipulated into being the instruments of our own destruction.

The reasons to appoint a special prosecutor for Obama’s illegal actions are countless. Had Issa considered unseemly connections a reason for a special prosecutor, why is it when Obama attended a church that is extremely radical in it’s anti White, anti American and pro Marxist views, didn’t Issa call for a special prosecutor? The case of fast and Furious where thousands of innocent people died as a result of US policy, even as the President was using the problem created by that government policy, to create a reaction to it, the solution would result in the erosion of the second Amendment, isn’t that uncomfortably close to Diocletian’s “Problem, Reaction, Solution” used by schemers, (psychopaths and sociopaths), throughout the ages to trick the people into giving up Rights. Perhaps Benghazi should get a long overdue investigation, the list of unanswered questions go on and on. Obama was the first President since Carter not to have a special prosecutor tail him, yet was in many ways, the most corrupt we have ever had in the US.

Which shows the unlimited hypocrisy of progressive democrats and republicans in name only, (RINOs). Trump has got elected, that is the only rule he has broken, yet, and to progressives that is a big one. Progressives are such children at heart they cannot stand when the other side has the ball. Sociopaths never really grow up. Oh it’s okay if the other side is a republican progressive like Bush, who will move the ball up the field, albeit a bit more slowly, but to let an actual conservative move the ball down the field, back toward liberty, is enraging to them. Lack of ability to control emotions is a trait of sociopaths and psychopaths. If McCain had been elected this cycle instead of Trump, the democrats would be complaining, but not rioting in the streets, that is because they know McCain is a reliable progressive, who will lead the country into whatever war the deep state wants, smiling with those yellow teeth the whole time. Progressives on both sides of the isle are absolutely incapable of being the leaders of a country yet have the uncontrollable desire to control others. That is why so many people in politics, and especially progressives, are sociopaths and even outright psychopaths.

A sociopath has no conscience at all. They will do anything to get what they want, are often very intelligent and charismatic. A psychopath has all the same characteristics but adds to his or her lack of conscience, intelligence and charisma, a love of manipulating people, often to get innocent people to harm themselves. Sociopaths and psychopaths who are not intelligent nor charismatic end up in prison. Such people are ideally suited to take control under a democratic government however. Any election is merely a beauty contest, to pretend it is not is to be willfully ignorant. Let two people get behind a podium, give one a hansom face, winning smile, deep voice and charismatic presence, while he spouts nonsense, and that man will be called a genius. Give another a pale complexion, grating nasally voice and stooping posture, and though he speak the wisdom of the angels themselves, he will be called a fool and ridiculed. Human beings are easily fooled by appearances, connivers like sociopaths and psychopaths know it and are good at it, that is why they love democratic government.

So, even as we have an over representation of sociopaths and psychopaths in government, they are the last people we want leading us. Of course, the rank and file progressive is just a bleeding heart, who puts emotions above logic and therefore is being led by cold hearted and calculating monsters. Allowing people without conscience to lead a nation is a sure path to disaster. Progressives have become so unhinged they have even commissioned a mass Wiccan curse to be cast on Trump! When it become undeniable who they are, exposing themselves through their hypocrisy, arrogance and overt evil, like Darrell Issa has, along with all the democrats and republicans that jump on the bandwagon calling for a special prosecutor, we have to act. The mask has come off and the psychopaths and sociopaths are showing themselves for who they are, progressives, and who they serve, darkness. It is up to us to highlight this fact, show others that progressives in government are almost universally psychopaths and sociopaths, then explain why we cannot allow psychopaths and sociopaths to lead a nation. Unless you are okay with living in a nation controlled by a psychopath as cold as Freddy Kruger, but hansom, intelligent and charismatic.

Sincerely,

John Pepin