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Netanyahu’s Election

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, when someone is intent on killing you, the only meaningful negotiation you can have with them is… the method of your death. The recent victory of Benjamin Netanyahu shows the Israeli people are not content to negotiate the method of their death, they seek life, even in the face of hatred and bigotry. The results of that election hold lessons for the world in general and the US in particular. It would seem that this election puts Israel on a collision course with those who seek to exterminate the Jews. It is truly sad, when the international community takes the position that a race of people should be exterminated, but that is effectively the position of the UN today. Many people wrongly think that the extermination of the Jews and Israel will result in peace. The truth is… that is a fool’s errand. To seek peace in such a way is to ensure war. What is most important to understand however, is that if Israel is destroyed, and the Jews are exterminated, war will sweep the globe. War that is both a religious war and a war of extermination with all the human suffering that goes along with any war.

In a speech about Libenstraum and the extermination of the Polish people Hitler is remembered as saying… “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians!” Hitler meant that once a people are killed, there is no one to call attention to that atrocity. If no one will stand with those who are threatened with murder, then it follows, that no one will call attention to it after the fact. Simply because doing so calls attention to the complicity of everyone who let it happen. It is not human nature to seek to let the future know what a heinous bastard one is. That is why exterminations of vast swaths of humanity are quickly forgotten.

Israel is surrounded by people that openly call for their extermination. For 1500 years, war, usurpation, tyranny and oppression have been the norm. Those who are not members of the officially sanctioned group, are routinely murdered, stolen from, enslaved and raped. The history of that part of the world is written in the blood of innocents. Such exclusive people cannot abide others who are not members of the select group living among them, and so have sworn to kill every last Jew on the planet, for having the audacity to return to the empty desert that was their homeland before their return. The Israelis know this all too well and know the consequences of capitulation.

Allowing Iran to get nuclear weapons in such a climate is the height of either stupidity, hubris or villainy. Iran’s government is controlled by zealots who are anxious to die. The people of Iran used to be very cosmopolitan, enlightened and open minded. Their thousands of years history is singular in it’s contributions to humanity. It was Cyrus the great who saved the Jews from captivity in Babylon and returned them to their homeland, resulting in the first rebirth of that nation. Sadly the people of Iran have no say in their government. They are given a choice of this zealot or that terrorist. In their uprising Obama abandoned them to the zealots, to be murdered, tortured and otherwise slapped back down.

When the Ayatollah seized power in Iran there were many Iranians studying in the US. I knew one. His name was Sayyid. He was a good guy, and although he is my age, is probably dead today. He told me that the people who had usurped power were insane. I asked what he meant, he shuddered and said, they are evil men. He understood who they were, they are what is referred to as, “Twelvers.” An end of the world cult who believe it is their duty to wash the world in blood to bring back the twelfth Imam. Who will team up with Jesus and cut the heads from all Christians, Jews Buddhists, Hindus, etc… To allow, and even to pave the way for such people to get nuclear weapons, is not only an attack on the Jews, who are the main targets of those nutcases, but an abandonment of the Persian people as well, who will certainly suffer in the inevitable retaliation.

Judging by his actions Obama is totally cool with the extermination of the Jews. He, being raised as a Muslim, even though he has converted to Christianity, knows full well the end times philosophy of the theocracy in Iran. Since he is intent on giving them a path to get nuclear weapons, even to the point of unconstitutionally cutting the Senate from the process… by his actions, which speak louder than words if only you listen, he doesn’t have a problem with the extermination of the Jews, Persians and even the American people. Perhaps Europe would be spared direct attack, but would breathe radioactive air during a nuclear winter, for a few decades. Kind of makes getting rid of nuclear reactors redundant doesn’t it? How do you suppose all those solar panels will work under a permanent radioactive cloud?

The people of Iran recently sent Obama an open letter pleading for his support in overthrowing the psychopaths that run Iran, a letter that will be given a good leaving alone, by Obama and the unbiased media. Since the Lunatic fringe government in Iran calls the US the “Great Satan” and Israel the “Little Satan,” it should be obvious who the second, or maybe first, target of nuclear attack would be. Other regional powers are not so sanguine about Iran’s getting nuclear capability. They rightly understand that a nuclear armed Iran would threaten them too, and so if Iran gets close, they will arm as well. Setting off a nuclear arms race in the region that can only end in nuclear winter for the planet.

Despite illegally spending huge amounts of US taxpayer money to unseat Netanyahu, so a willing accomplice would be elected, the Israeli people voted to live instead of negotiate their execution. There is a lesson here for American libertarians and conservatives. Netanyahu didn’t track to the left, he went more right. Unlike Republicans who abandon their base the first chance they get. That is why so few Americans vote today. We understand we have a false choice. This Marxist or that Progressive. They both have the same agenda, and it is not liberty nor prosperity, it is slavery. In the last election for President, a bit over fifty percent of the eligible population voted, less than forty percent in 2010! signaling how wide the gulf has become… between the republican party, yea the entire political establishment, from the American people. Yes, politicians in the US could learn a lesson from Netanyahu’s election.

Those who seek the extermination of the Jews, got a slap in the face yesterday, and for that they will be angry. It is self evident, those in the UN who insist on Israel’s concession to those who seek her annihilation, must seek it as well. In their hatred, Iran is a proxy and victim, in their unsubtle attempt to wipe out Israel and the Jews. Moreover, by his actions Obama is complicit in the future crime against humanity, despite his assurances to the contrary. He is placid about the clear and present danger, not only to the Jews by nuclear armed suicidal zealots, but even to the existential threat to the US! It is clear that the Republicans could learn a thing or two from the election in Israel, but that lesson is lost on those unwilling to learn. To sum it all up, the villains in the world will be calling Netanyahu a villain… because he and the Jews refuse to be exterminated gracefully.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Equality, Fairness, Fraternity and Brotherly Love…

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me… liberty is the answer to all of our desires. Those who seek equality, fairness, fraternity and brotherly love, the answer is, and has always been, liberty. To seek equality through oppression is like breaking someone’s bones and expecting them to run a marathon. To try to attain fairness by force is like strangling someone with velvet rope. To achieve fraternity with exclusivity is to take a fish out of water. Finally, to create brotherly love with hate, is baking a cake with nightshade as flavoring. No matter how much someone might want to get these things, fairness, equality, brotherly love and fraternity, the means is always liberty… oppression, force, exclusivity and hate create the opposite of the desired goal. This is terribly important for people to understand, so that we can achieve these things, instead of searching for them by destroying them.

Equality is to be treated the same. It is not equal distribution of the goods of society, it is to be seen as the same as everyone else. Equality is an attitude, not a state of being, it is a state of mind. To confuse a state of mind with a state of being is the source of the misunderstanding. A state of mind cannot be got by oppressing certain people, it cannot be had by government lowering some to the state of others, it must be created by holding everyone the same. Oppression and force effect the state of being, liberty effects the attitude. An attitude can only be effected by changes to the mindset from oppression to liberty… of individuals, politicians and the cultural elite.

Fairness is another state of mind and not a state of being. One cannot force another to be fair and thought is not subject to regulation. That is absurd. To be fair a person needs first to treat all people equally. So if equality requires as a prerequisite liberty, and fairness requires treating others equally, than liberty is a prerequisite for fairness as well. It is the opposite of fairness, to damage the one to help the other, that is the definition of unfairness. Force cannot make people treat each other fairly, it is the application of unfairness to create fairness, which intuitively, is unfair. To be fair to each other, we must have the mind set that everyone is equal, to hold some more equal than others, is the very opposite of fairness.

Fraternity is a state of the heart. A state of the heart cannot be changed by force, it is not subject to government regulation and it certainly is not improved by hate. Fraternity is to both support each other and to be friends with our fellow human beings. It should be obvious that the state of the heart of fraternity cannot be created by exclusivity. How can we hold others as our fellows if we are exclusive in our love of them? Those people are bad, and so they are not deserving… is the opposite of fraternity. To be exclusive in our love cannot lead to mutual support, it cannot create friendship, no, such a feeling instead makes us angry, hateful and jealous. Fraternity is the opposite of jealousy, hate and anger, it is to support each other, to be friendly and help our fellow travelers, regardless even of their flaws.

Brotherly love is another state of the heart. Hate is the opposite of love and so cannot be the font of any form of love whatsoever. To harbor, nurse and husband hate in our hearts is to reject brotherly love. Love of our brothers and sisters improves the lot of mankind, it makes us healthier, it makes the economy work better, it enriches us in so many ways that it is hard to fathom why so many of us wax hatred in our hearts. To hold hate in our hearts is to lower ourselves below animals. A mere animal doesn’t hate, but it can love, and so to hate is to opt to be lower than an animal. Our hearts are there to love. The love of humanity, not one segment, not one economic group, and not a certain religion, is the definition of brotherly love. Hate lowers while love elevates.

The underlying theme is, to effect a state of mind and a state of heart, there must be liberty. Oppression, force, exclusivity and hate are the opposite of liberty. They are the tools of evil. It is self evident, that the tools of evil cannot lead to a good outcome, no matter how much someone might want them to, the tools of evil will never achieve good, no matter how many times they are tried, and the tools of evil always result in evil, no matter who uses them. The tools of evil must be rejected, while liberty, the tool of good must be embraced.

Liberty is the tool of virtue. To be effective however, liberty must be used, inculcated, felt and understood. We can talk all we want about liberty, but until we actually implement it, in our own hearts and minds, the result will always fall short. So we must ask ourselves, do we want equality, fairness, fraternity and brotherly love, or do we want to continue to oppress, use force, be exclusive, and harbor hate in our hearts? The two paths diverge in liberty. It is up to us what future we beget to our children…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Repent! The Global Warming Apocalypse is Nigh!

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the global warming crowd have become like the guy who stands on a street corner with a sign that says, “Repent! The end is near!” The main differences are, the guy on the street corner doesn’t exact money from taxpayers to prove his ideas, and his prediction is based on the prophets, who made accurate predictions in the past, where the global warming alarmists, extract money from the rest of us at gunpoint, demand our unquestioned obedience and have never made an accurate prediction. Despite the many predictions of catastrophe by the anthropogenic climate change doomsayers not one of their predictions has ever panned out. Not only has the global warming crowd failed to make any accurate predictions, based on their hypothesis, but all the Eco Henny Penny’s are uniform in that they are always wrong, at least so far. Despite the track record of failure to predict anything, the people that shill for global warming claim, we must act now! Of course, acting now means giving them unlimited power over us and smashing our economy, else they predict terrible things will happen… like a collapsing economy and tyranny.

Millions, perhaps billions of research dollars are handed out every year, to promote and dream up what terrible consequences might happen when our planet warms, because you drive to work and live in a heated house. Anyone can get access to that treasure trove of money just by writing a grant paper in which you will predict some disaster that “will” be generated by anthropogenic climate change. I predict… global warming will result in more big toe bones being broken. Since the temperatures will be higher, and people are more lethargic in heat, more people will stub their toes, and voila, more broken toe bones, all because you want to be able to cook your food! That should be worth a few million to verify.

The reason we drive past the guy on the street corner with a sign claiming the end is nigh, and shake our heads, is because nut jobs have been claiming the end is nigh, since the time of Christ. Every generation has had it’s supposed prophet of doom giving the day and time of the apocalypse, and every one has been wrong. Someday one will be right, the world will end, not because they see the future… but in the same way a stopped clock is correct twice a day. The stopped clock is not accurate but time overtakes it. The street preacher bases his or her warnings, on the predictions of the prophets, who have made accurate predictions in the past. Prophecy however is not subject to time constraints, and makes no such claim, as do climate change fear mongers.

The enlightenment was all about not taking the word of authorities just because of their authority. The new means was supposed to be debate and logic, as the arbiters of what is right, instead of authority. The heirs of the enlightenment however have a different take. They agree that we shouldn’t believe anything certain authorities tell us, even when their predictions turn out to be correct, but to accept without question their word, because they are the authority in science. Not to take a position on birth control but to illustrate the point… When the Pill came out, Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae, in which he predicted a dramatic rise in divorces, children born out of wedlock, abortions and venereal diseases, (all of which have happened), he was vilified by the heirs to the enlightenment, and is even more hated today for his correct predictions.

The global warming crowd, on the other hand, have a zero track record in their predictions. So far not one prediction of any of the Eco alarmists has come true. Who could forget Al Gore’s prediction in 2008 that the polar ice caps would be gone in 5 years? Well, 2013 has come and passed and the ice caps are bigger than ever. In the 1970s the new class was shilling a new round of glaciation. To stop it they envisioned all kinds of dangerous remedies. Rachel Carson predicted, in her book Silent Spring, millions of deaths by pesticide poisoning, the extinction of birds and bees, none of which came true. Her book was largely responsible for the eradication of DDT however, which led to the resurgence of malaria… and millions of deaths from that dreaded disease.

Which brings me to the focal point of this article, that entrusting self appointed egoists the power to make planet wide changes based on their self interested predictions, is a recipe for true disaster. Today, there are scientists who want to put mirrors in orbit to direct some sunlight away from the planet, some want to seed the oceans with iron to stimulate algae growth to suck up carbon dioxide and others want to force millions of tons of carbon dioxide into the Earth’s crust to sequester it. No way any of those schemes could go disastrously wrong. Like introducing the cane toad to Australia.

Global warming alarmists are similar to the guy on the street corner, but the guy on the street doesn’t demand you give your money and sovereignty to him, only to repent. The climate change crowd refuses debate, because it might diminish their authority, and thereby reject the advances of the enlightenment. While a sign that tells us to repent is based on past predictions, that have come true, those of the Eco fear mongers are based on predictions that have never panned out. When you drill down to the reality of what the green movement stands for, it is not environmentalism, nor saving the whales, but socialism and the unlimited power socialism will give them. That is why their arguments are so inconsistent, the voracity of their predictions irrelevant and they argue against the enlightenment, it is because they are not advocating for their real goal, total control of the hoi polloi.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

What is Wrong With the Republicans?

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Dear friends,

It seems to me… you have to wonder what is wrong with the Republican party. They were elected in a landslide to counter Obama’s extra constitutional actions, especially on immigration, they have control of the House and Senate, yet they go along with everything Obama is doing to the country in direct violation of their mandate! Take illegal immigration for example, a policy in which the vast majority of the electorate agree needs to be addressed, but the republicans have become accomplices in amnesty! They could have defunded Obama care, but didn’t, and so have saddled the US economy with at least another year of that economic train wreck. It makes one wonder what the republicans actually will do? They were happy to attack Ted Cruise, when he stood up for our Constitution, but are unwilling to attack Obama for violating that Constitution. It would seem, the republican elite agree with Obama in moving the country from Constitutional rule, to arbitrary power, they just want to be the ones to run it. However, as opposed to Obama who is doing it out in the open, the republicans are backing Obama’s power grab in secret. As I always say, look at someone’s actions, not their rhetoric, actions speak the truth where rhetoric is mostly lies.

Amnesty for illegal immigrants is a home run for the republicans. The vast majority of Americans want to put an end to illegal immigration. Secure the boarders is a winner in poll after poll. The average guy and gal know, illegal immigration drives down wages, is an incentive for crime, unbalances the demographics, creates a class that is above the law as well as a permanent underclass, etc… the American people want the boarder secure and don’t want more incentives for people to come here illegally. Amnesty, the dream act, releasing alien criminals out on the streets, not enforcing drunk driving laws on illegals, allowing identity theft, etc… sends exactly the wrong message! Yet the Republicans will not fight Obama even on that issue! Despite the backing of the vast majority of the electorate!

In Silicon Valley, American programmers are teaching immigrants to do their jobs, then are laid off! So those new class run, billion dollar highly profitable companies, can lower wages in the high tech sector! In every sector of the economy the new class are using immigrants as a hammer to pound the wages of Americans lower. Americans are becoming very angry at our government for encouraging the destruction of jobs, lowering of our wages and changing the demographics of our nation. Clearly the government is not working in the best interests of citizens. The new class doesn’t like how we vote, and so since they can’t change how we vote and think, they will change us. Such actions are sinister.

Everyone who is honest with him or herself knows Obama care has been a catastrophe for the American economy. It limits the size of business, it limits the amount of full time work firms can have, it has driven up costs dramatically, while lowering the quality of service, it has nationalized a huge portion of the economy and it is creating a two tiered healthcare system, one for the haves and the other for everyone else. Poll after poll show the American people do not like Obama care, we don’t like it in our lives, we don’t like it for our wives, we don’t like it at our jobs, we don’t like it’s huge cost. We don’t like it in the mall, we don’t like Obama care at all. But the republicans can’t even bring themselves to defund that widely hated power grab to undermine individual sovereignty.

Who are we to vote for then? If we vote for the democrats we know what we are getting, new class progressives who despise our Constitution and the Rights it guarantees. If we vote for republicans, they will do the exact same things as democrats, just claiming they disagree. At least the democrats are honest that they hate God, our Rights and our Constitution. Republicans are connivers who claim to love those things, but go along with everything the democrats do to undermine them. Is it any wonder the percentage of the American population that doesn’t vote is getting ever larger? Obama was elected both times with less than twenty eight percent of the American people’s votes! Less then forty percent of Americans eligible to vote are so offended by the lack of real choices they don’t even bother to participate in the rigged system the new class has devised.

Our two party system has been perverted. The new class took the soviet example to heart. You have a choice… a choice between this Marxist, or that Marxist. Both options are exactly the same they differ in name only. The new class has engineered a means by which they can move the US away from Constitutional rule… with it’s hated limits on government power, Judeo Christian moral structure, and market system, to one where no matter who you vote for, it moves the ball down the road to serfdom. Today, our Constitution means whatever they say it does, just like the barn in Orwell’s Animal Farm. All animals are equal, but some animals are MORE equal than others… Perhaps we should vote for and back the Tea party as a real alternative to serfdom? Or, do more of the same and expect different results.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Net Neutrality and the Corruption of Regulation

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, if “net neutrality” was a standard, it would only require a page at most to explain it, it would be open to the public and would actually standardize access for new businesses, since it is over three hundred pages, is not available to the public, even for comment, and passed by the bureaucracy in darkness, shows it is regulation that should have been forcefully condemned by everyone. The unbiased media claim the regulation will force internet providers, like the politically disfavored firm Comcast, to allow all data to go through their networks without bias. Of course, that description only took one sentence. The regulation took over three hundred pages which can only make us ponder what else is in it? Furthermore, the regulation was and is not open to the public for review, so one must wonder, how does the unbiased media know anything at all about it? The government claims the regulation will help protect free speech… by regulating it. Because nothing is as free as when you have to get permission from government to do it. The only entity it seems that was allowed, not only to see the regulation, but change it to suit their needs… was Google. All of which illustrates the point I have made many times in my articles, that regulation is destructive of the market while standardization is helpful.

If the regulation was “neutral,” then why was the largest internet company on the planet, allowed to change it to suit their wants and needs? Proving it is not neutral but biased. Regulation, as I have said before, is by design a means for politically favored companies to avoid competition (crony capitalism), to give politically favored groups a leg up on an otherwise free interaction (state discrimination), protect politicians ambitions (enshrine political power) or to establish a politically favored company’s monopoly. Regulation never goes away it only gets more convoluted and destructive of market interactions as time goes on. Those who pass regulation don’t ever want people to understand what it is really for, so they always couch it in good sounding terms like, neutrality, when nothing could be further from the truth. But then again, truth has nothing to do with politics… does it?

A standard is simple to understand. All standards are this way, a gallon is a fixed amount, a mile is a fixed distance, HDTV is a fixed way of encoding video and sound, etc… A standard applies equally to everyone, and as such, is a benefit to the market. Confucius called it, rectifying terms. Imagine if a gallon was a regulation instead of a standard… How would that work, well a gallon of oil would be different from a gallon of milk which would vary depending on who the buyer was or the seller was. The volume of a gallon of water would vary depending on it’s purity content. The regulation of a gallon would run into the hundreds or thousands of pages of regulation… to protect the interests of politically favored people, groups and companies. Imagine how hard it would be to do business in liquids if that was the case? Every firm would need armies of accountants to comply with the regulation. That net neutrality took over three hundred pages is proof it is a regulation not a standard.

How does the media know… that which we are not allowed to know? Obama has prosecuted and jailed more whistle blowers than every other administration combined. His iron fisted hold on information is legendary. Since that is the case, how is it the unbiased media have information that is not in the public domain? …and are not being hounded for it, like Cheryl Atkinson? The only answer is, they are reporting press briefings on the regulation, and not on the actual content. They are merely parroting the propaganda that those who seek to regulate the internet want them to parrot. If the media took their station as the fourth estate seriously, they would verify the party line independently, that they didn’t, shows they are the willing dupes, or cronies, of nefarious government officials.

In what universe has regulation ever made anything more free? Regulation creates barriers to entry, it increases the cost of doing business, it requires government permission to do business, it crushes firms that are not politically favored and it drives up the cost of products and services. Regulation is the opposite of free, it is designed to regulate that which otherwise would be free! When government decides what you can and cannot say, is that more free or less free? Is an open forum where anyone can say anything they want, more or less free, than one where government permission is required first? When government decides what data is given priority, do you honestly think politically unfavored speech is going to be given equal access? Like the tax free status of Tea party groups under the IRS was protected by regulation?

Lastly, what grows in the dark of night… mold, fungus, bacteria and corruption, that is all. That Net Neutrality was written, passed and now is being implemented, in the dark of night, is proof enough it is corrupt, else the regulations would have been published for anyone to see and comment on. The only one to get a say is the giant internet company Google, and does anyone more than a year old, believe Google would change regulation to benefit it’s customers or competitors? Of course not! The changes Google put in the three hundred page regulation, was to benefit Google, at the cost to the public and it’s competition. Corruption piled upon corruption, and the unbiased media sang the party song, like the good little propagandists they are.

Perhaps standardization of access might be helpful but the debate would have to be open with everyone having a say before we knew. The final standard would have to be simple to understand and public knowledge. To now… the internet has been an open forum for anyone to access and get their message out. In that way the internet has been the most democratizing instrument ever devised by mankind. Now that the door has been opened to regulation, it will be used to protect those in political power, politically favored groups, people and businesses, while smothering the availability of information government doesn’t want out. Very soon there will be calls to license bloggers and internet sites, (if it isn’t already in the regulation), for the benefit of “openness.” Because nothing is more free than when government regulates it. Now that governments, the world over, are regulating the internet… the goose that laid the golden egg is being slaughtered, not for the gold inside, but to keep it from laying any more of those damnable golden eggs.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

What is education…

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the goal of any education system should be to produce educated human beings, rational maximizers capable of participating in the market system, the political system and navigating the turmoils of life itself. That requires, as a self evident fact, the teaching of math, reading, science, philosophy, history, and religion. Because, for a person to be educated, he or she must know… the religions of the world, where we came from, really understand human nature, be able to reason, comprehend science to the level it is in at the time, and the most arithmetic possible. Any other motivation is opposed to that goal. If we really want our children to be educated then, and there is not one among us who doesn’t, we must strive to our utmost to make our schools produce educated people.

Every major religion should be taught in our schools. The biographies should be taught, as understood by the religions themselves, of Jesus Christ, the Buddha, Confucius, Krishna, Moses, David, Abraham, Issac, Ishmael and Mohamed. They should be understood by every student graduating school. The system of worship should have less attention than the foundational ethos. Not just Western and Middle Eastern religions, but Eastern ones too. A well educated student must understand where so many of our expressions come from. How can anyone understand what a Prodigal Son is, without knowing the parable? The basics of Shinto and other Eastern religions must be taught as well. Religion provides us with a moral code, that code is like the laws of physics under which a machine works, alter or ignore those laws, and the machine of civilization ceases to function. When the machine of civilization fails humanity falls into barbarism.

Our history teaches us what has been done. That which has succeeded and that which has failed is the provender of the history teacher. Those who do not know history, are damned to repeat every bloody, violent second of it, personally and in living color. Human history, all human history, is bloody, violent and plague ridden. It is the tragic story of violent men, marshalling great forces, to subdue other violent men, who have marshaled great forces to subdue nations and peoples. The reason Athens and Rome are so singular in human history is they had liberty. Albeit for the citizen and denied to the slave. History shows, slavery and tyranny are the persistent lot of the individual… not liberty. The lessons of the past teach, unambiguously, that liberty begets prosperity and tyranny begets poverty. Those lessons should be well understood by every student.

Philosophy is ignored by schools today as outmoded, which shows the ignorance, or sinister motives of those who set the curriculum today. Philosophy at the most basic level is grammar. Call grammar class philosophy 101. Language is one of the primary topics of philosophy. Think about Kung Sun Lung’s White horse paradox, showing the insufficiency of language to accurate reflect human thought or the world. Once grammar is understood, the well educated student would be taught epistemology, the study of knowledge. To be truly self aware is to look at ourselves with the eye of another. Just looking into what is knowledge, if what we think is true, really is true, etc… gives us perspective and enhances our self awareness in a positive way. To debate existence itself is to reach for enlightenment. Each area of philosophy should be taught from both the Eastern and Western perspective. Because a thing cannot be understood unless it is looked at from different angles.

Science must be taught to the level it is in the society. To flick a switch, and have no concept of how the electricity that excites the ionized gas in a florescent lamp, was made, transported to the switch, or that there even is such a thing as ionized gas, is to be uneducated, it is to be enslaved by technology. How things work is more important in a technological society than any other. To that end, the education system has to teach the dirty part of science, plumbing, electronics, mechanics, etc… as well as the inspirational flights of physics, astronomy, geology and biology.

Unless a person is able to read, they are unable to interact with the mass of information available to all of us, thus making them ignorant in the most villainous fashion, because it enforces that ignorance. Reading not only opens up highways of information it helps standardize the mind to the rest of humanity. Reading gives us a reference point. The ability to read provides a framework in which we are able to apply the lessons of religion, history, philosophy, science, and math. The student who graduates unable to read has been embezzled from. Without reading, the acquisition of future knowledge is made much harder, and verification of what has been taught becomes impossible.

Those who cannot do basic math are lost in any society and are especially hobbled in the market system. Even the most basic market interaction requires a knowledge of math. Further, math is pure logic, and is the only area where truth can be deduced from pure reason. In no other aspect of human existence can pure reason be applied to get a result consistent with reality. Therefore, math and the logical structure it imparts to the mind, is critical for a person to be able to reason. A person without math skills cannot be called educated in even the broadest sense of the term.

Most of all the love of knowledge must be taught. It is that thirst for knowledge that differentiates human beings from animals. A dog is self aware, experiences love and is able to reason, but has no thirst for knowledge. Humanity advances along with our knowledge. The advance of our knowledge is limited by our philosophy and morality. To be an educated human being, is to have insatiable curiosity, never to be satisfied with what is known, it is to be always seeking to know the unknown. Without curiosity we stagnate, individually as well as a society. Since all knowledge is impossible to have, the thirst for knowledge is one that is impossible to slake. That is the advantage of curiosity, it drives the advancement of the person, society and the culture.

A system that graduates a large portion of students unable to read, make change, or find their own nation on a globe, is one that has failed spectacularly. Where students leave school without a sense of the moral code, that humanity has spent thousands of years and oceans of blood constructing, is to have failed society itself, and condemns those graduates to retrod that ground, with all the blood, violence and human suffering that went along with the first and every subsequent pass. To further the insult by graduating students who are unable to reason, have no curiosity and cannot interact with others, is to betray on the most basic level. That schools, colleges and universities in the US and elsewhere, are graduating students lacking some or all of these fundamental attributes, shows an utter, total and complete failure of the entire education system, from top to bottom. Such a system doesn’t need more money, or power, it needs to be replaced, with a system that creates educated human beings, not politically indoctrinated, entitled, egoistic, new class, morons.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Inflation and the Gap Between the Rich and the Poor

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, Keynesian economists constantly tell us that inflation is necessary, for a host of reasons, but what they don’t tell us is that one of inflation’s primary attributes… is to exacerbate the gap between the rich and the poor. Deflation is the norm in a laissez faire economy. In order to have inflation it must be created by money printing. But where there is deflation the new class elite’s interests are harmed, while the interests of the vast majority of the population is improved. Governments are one of the primary beneficiaries of inflation but large businesses also benefit from it. Inflation is a way to lower wages, it diminishes the value of savings and it makes GDP growth appear better, or worse, than it is. These benefits accrue to the elite at the cost to the people. Since the primary role of government today, is to benefit those who are politically favored, inflation is here to stay.

I am not one to say the measure of a society’s fairness and justice, is the gap between the rich and the poor, I am of the opinion that the standard of living of the poor, compared to the rich is. The new class uses the “gap,” as a hammer to bash in the head of anyone seeking laissez faire however, and so I thought pointing out the hypocrisy would be informative. The reason I don’t believe the gap is the right measure is because, in a society where the poor have everything a rich person does, even where the rich person has a trillion times the wealth, is just, and in a society where the poor have very low standard of living, while the rich live like kings, even where the gap in actual wealth is small, is fundamentally unjust. Many things can effect the difference in the standard of living of the poor compared to the rich, a few are… political favor, (as in South American countries), access to the goods of the economy, (as in socialist countries), and inflation.

In a laissez faire economy productivity gains drive down the cost of producing goods and services. When the mechanical loom came out Marx said it would lead to the mass starvation of the workers. But what it did was drive down the cost of a wool coat so the average worker could buy one. The electric light didn’t benefit the rich, who have sufficient means to buy candles and pay people to maintain them, it helped the worker who could afford to have light in their homes after dark. When Ford started making cars en masse he drove down the cost of a car so anyone could afford one. The examples of market driven deflation would fill libraries. But deflation has a cost to the elite.

To many who are rich, it isn’t what they have that is important, it is what they have that we cannot, that floats their boat. In the 1980’s the most popular vehicle among the rich in the US was the Suburban. A behemoth of a vehicle, it towered over the smaller cars, and was too expensive for the regular guy or gal to get. But when average people started buying them, the rich were incensed, maybe that is why the fiction of global warming was created. That is one problem with deflation, it lowers the cost of products so anyone can buy them. That is unacceptable to many of the uber rich, because what good is all that money if the regular working man or woman can get anything the rich can? What good is it to have Ferrari if anyone can work hard and save the money to buy one? If anyone can fly to Europe, that lowers the relative value of having a private jet, when even the hoi polloi can lunch on the Place Saint German in Paris! Inflation helps solve this dilemma.

Keynesian economists maintain a constant panic over what they call, “sticky wages.” That is the theory that businesses are loath to lower wages, even in economic downturns, and so inflation is a way to lower wages stealthily. It constantly corrodes the earnings of workers so firms have a greater control on the wages of their employees. In a downturn, they simply don’t give raises and so in reality they cut the wages of workers. By giving wage increases at less than the rate of inflation the worker’s wages are cut by dribs and drabs. Inflation lowers wages by taking away the buying power of the money businesses pay.

Gross Domestic Product, (GDP) or the amount of goods and services produced in an economy, can be skewed by inflation. Under counting inflation, makes GDP appear to grow faster than it really is, and over counting inflation, makes it appear to grow slower than it really is. This is a handy tool for the new class elite to massage GDP depending on if they like the party in power or dislike them. Since GDP is often looked at, as how a President is doing on the economy, a little under counting inflation can make him or her a hero, and a bit of over counting it, makes them a villain. Tricking the people into voting against our self interests is one reason we have a Central Bank. Inflation is a great tool for just that.

Out of control government spending could not happen without inflation. Inflation lowers the real value of the money government borrows over time. Since all of that borrowing goes to help the rich, in a variety of ways, that spending must be maintained. At first glance some might argue that the welfare state, that is only possible by inflationary government spending, helps the poor… but it doesn’t. The welfare state is the modern equivalent of Roman Bread and Circuses. It keeps a large and growing segment of people poor and dependent on the charity of government, and shuts down dissent, and so everyone on assistance is a slave to the State. Moreover, much of that spending goes to the boondoggles of the rich with political favor, like George Kaiser of Solyndra, Warren Buffet’s trains carrying Canadian oil, etc… and leaves you and I on the hook.

When… inflation cuts the wages of the workers, our standard of living is undermined by inflation, the buying power of those wages we have left is diminished by inflation, our savings are eroded by inflation, and the politicians are picked for us by artifice… the gap between the rich and poor grows. It becomes impossible to save for a Ferrari, struggling to make ends meet we cannot take vacations to Paris, and expensive gas forces us to buy microscopic cars. The rich, who have political favor, need not worry about inflation diminishing their wealth however, their businesses are protected by cronyism and their savings, by offshore accounts, while higher costs for goods and services just keeps them out of the grubby hands of us. Even as inflation diminishes the standard of living of the working class, and especially the poor, inflation has no such negative effect on the purchasing power of those who are rich, and so the real gap in the standard of living grows… as is intended. That is why the elite go into panic mode at any sign of deflation, it changes the paradigm, because deflation allows you and I to buy the same things as the rich… and that is unacceptable!

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Stumbling Into a World War

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the tides of hate and division are rising on our planet today, husbanded and encouraged by those in power. That is quite a disturbing allegation, really. Those who wield political power are tasked with ensuring Equality under Law, prosperity, and peace, but as in all things, those in power seek their own egoistic interests, instead of the interests of humanity. By forwarding absurdities and crushing dissent those in power around the globe are sowing the seeds of inequality, hate and war. To assume their what their reasoning is, is counter productive and irrelevant, to gauge their intent by their actions however, is eminently reasonable. That those in power are steering the Earth into another bloody world war, is proof of the malevolence, perhaps their sociopathic/psychopathic nature, would be a better term for our leaders. The facts cannot be denied, around the planet, wars of genocide and territorial expansion are becoming more common, while voices of reason are being squashed by political correctness, bullying and outright tyranny. The future looks pretty dim if this trend is not stopped, maybe it is too late already, but we as self interested rational maximizers have a duty to intercede, else the planet we leave for our children will be much diminished from what we were given as children.

Hatred for the Jews is on the rise again like it hasn’t been since the fall of Nazi Germany. Today in Europe and the US, Synagogues are being desecrated, and attacked. Jewish people are being targeted by crazed murderers ever more often, even as our leaders tell us they will protect the Jews this time. What they do however, is the opposite of protecting the Jews, instead, politicians empower those factions that seek to exterminate the Jewish people from the planet. Our leaders meet with those who openly call for the slaughter of Jews and Christians, while disinviting Benjamin Netanyahu from speaking to the US congress. How many times has Obama met with Islamofascists but wouldn’t even consider meeting with the Tea Party?

There is a Christian genocide going on but our leaders tell us it is mere random violence. That fact cannot be denied. In Nigeria, Boko Haram openly slaughters whole villages of Christians, enslaving the women and little girls for sex, while the international community does nothing but create impotent hashtags. In fact, the US has intervened in arms shipments to Nigeria, keeping the government of Nigeria from getting the weapons they need, to actually fight the genocide. Boko Haram has burned churches with all the parishioners locked inside, with no condemnation from the UN or any other nation, they have taken girls from their schools and sold them into slavery and using some of them as human bombs, the crimes against humanity of Boko Haram make the blood run cold at the very thought.

ISIS, or as the US government prefers ISIL, (Because ISIL implies that Israel will be subjugated too), was an outgrowth of US supplying arms to “moderate” rebels in Syria. Those arms came from Benghazi. ISIS burns Christian children to death, buries them alive and crucifies children, because of their religion, but there is no condemnation by the US government. They slaughter women for not having sufficient headgear on, they throw Gays from buildings, they perform female genital mutilation along with a host of other crimes against humanity. ISIS has an end times philosophy, where they will conquer the planet, and subject everyone to their twisted philosophy, bringing on the Mahdi. ISIS receives it’s funding from Qatar among other US allies. When ISIS in Libya sawed the heads off 21 Christians, for being Christians, the Egyptian government bombed ISIS for that atrocity, to the condemnation of the US government! Meanwhile the US government claims ISIS is not Islamic!

When the Charlie Hebdo attacks happened, the US government didn’t even send a representative to the peace march, a clear message to the Islamofascists, such attacks are accepted by the US government. When the Synagogue was attacked and a Jewish security guard murdered the US government claimed that was random violence too. The attack on the Jewish deli was “shooting some folks,” according to Obama… despite the obvious terrorist connection. Meanwhile, the US has a summit on violent extremism, where the Israelis are barred, Christian groups are banned and the Muslim brotherhood, a vehemently anti Jewish, anti Christian group that burned Churches and murdered Christians when in power, (before Sisi took over Egypt and protected those minorities), was in attendance in force.

The US and Europe unseated the only despot on the planet who gave up his weapons of mass destruction, who was then tortured to death and dragged through the streets by those very people who man the armies of ISIS and murdered Ambassador Stevens, sending a loud and clear message to every despot on the planet… “GET WMD now, else the US and Europe will unseat you too, to be tortured and dragged through the streets of your capital city.” Don’t think the world’s despots missed that message.

Now the US is negotiating with Iran over their nuclear program. Iran is ruled by an insane end of world theocracy, who believes it is their duty to wash the world in blood to bring on the 12th imam, and thus the end times. Since negotiating with North Korea got them nuclear weapons, that failed strategy is unlikely to work this time either, especially with the message the US and Europe sent with Qaddafi’s murder. Nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal end times lunatics, is a sure recipe for a nuclear war, but the US pushes ahead with the “negotiations” while barring Israel from them. Iran spins uranium into fissionable material even as the streets of Tehran are filled with people chanting, “Death to America!” After the example the US and Europe made of Qaddafi, Iran would be stupid to actually give up on nuclear weapons, and while insane, they are not stupid.

The war in Ukraine is largely a result of US blundering, or conniving. After denying the anti missile systems to Poland and the Baltic Republics the US government poked Russia in the eye. Despite the fact that Russia is a paranoid expansionist empire, as is China, the US government backed a coup to unseat the elected leader of Ukraine, and replace him with one who would give Russia the political cover they needed to invade Crimea and the Eastern provinces. Now the US is trying to escalate the conflict, instead of doing what it can to bring the war to a close, by sending weapons to Ukraine and arming the entire region. Which can do nothing but make the paranoid Russians even more paranoid.

The absurd stance of political leaders the world over is pushing the planet to war. As Christians become more and more enraged, the likelihood of a violent backlash against innocent Muslims becomes almost inevitable. By stoking the flames of the Russian Ukrainian war, placing an arms embargo on anyone fighting an Islamic insurgency, unseating the only despot to give up his WMD thus encouraging despots around the world to get nuclear weapons, backing the Islamofascist Muslim Brotherhood, denying the reality of the Iranian theocracy, ignoring the genocide of Christians, and even persecuting Christians in the US… the US government as well as Europe and Russia are bringing the world ever closer to a world war. This time, world war means the genocide of Christians, Buddhists, Hindus and atheists as well as Jews, along with the use of Nuclear weapons. China is taking advantage of the world’s leaders stupidity, if it is that, to expand their empire into the South China sea, Philippines, Vietnam, the Senkaku Islands, India and elsewhere, which heats up our planet even more. Unless the Obama administration is full of fools, simpletons and retards, and the European union is staffed with drooling imbeciles, one has to wonder why they seek a world war. But one thing is clear, by their actions, they do seek a world war.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Dystopian Future is the Present.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the surveillance state that is being built, is no more or less than a prison, where everyone is a criminal, except the elite. While the government implements systems that are able to see through the walls of our homes, monitors the speed we are traveling ticketing us if we exceed the speed limit by a single mile an hour, listen in on our phone conversations, record our text messages, use license plate readers and facial recognition to keep track of where we go and when, etc… We have lost our fourth amendment Right… “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Government has overstepped it’s authority granted by our Constitution in a big way. But why is there so little outcry?

We have been groomed to fear our fellows. Every news story is about how some person was abused by another. The pages of our newspapers are filled with stories of random violence. This or that person was robbed, someone broke into a house and beat the owners, we are treated to videos of the “Knockout Game,” drive by shootings are described in vivid detail… and college rape is the latest bogyman the media shills. All of these stories have one thing in common, the underlying message is that our fellow human beings are vile, violent and vicious. But reality tells a different story, the incidence of random violent crime has been going down for decades! We are actually less likely to be targeted for a robbery today than in the 1970s. Not because of the constant monitoring, no, the trend has been going down long before the surveillance state came along.

We have been trained to trust government. At the same time as we are told what reprobates our neighbors are, we are shown how virtuous our government is. Government only wants us to be safe, well fed, equal, and empowered. The media constantly tells us that unless this or that law or regulation is passed we will starve, be beaten up in our own homes, we might have to work for our money, some big corporation is going to steal from us, etc… it is only through the benevolence of government that we survive! History however teaches a far different story. The greatest atrocities ever inflicted on humanity has always, and will always be, by governments. Sometimes against it’s own people, a hated minority, foreigners who have something government covets… or political dissidents.

In 1755 Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” He was basically saying that if power is given to government, to keep us safe, that power will be abused, and those who are so foolish not to see that, are too foolish to have liberty or safety. He was a student of history, but since then, we have many more examples of governments doing far worse things than had occurred before his time. The bloody history of the 20th Century is as horrifying as it is illustrative of the diabolical evil those with arbitrary power are capable of.

Governments always want more power, that is the nature of government, moreover, those that seek political office have as their stated, or unstated goal, to use that political power. If someone doesn’t want to wield political power over the people, they don’t seek political office. Human beings are incapable of having enough good while a little bad is more than enough. So, it is self evident, that those who seek power over the people always want more power. Since our Constitution limits their power, it must be circumvented. To that end the political elite have enacted the bureaucracy. An unelected, unoverseen and unanswerable government entity, that regulates our every action, requires us to get permission for any economic activity, passes laws in the form of regulation outside the system laid down by our Constitution, and enforces those regulations outside the judicial system. In short a shadow government within government.

Confucius said “People follow their leaders…” what he meant is that we follow our leaders into virtue or into vice. Since our leaders are unwilling to give up their vices they must monitor us to the nth degree to keep us from following them into decadence. Our leaders are human beings, with all the foibles of human beings. They are, lustful, covetous, prideful, quick to anger, lazy, envious and most of all, greedy. They understand however that if we followed them, the system they abuse to their own ends would collapse, and they cannot allow that to happen, so they regulate and monitor our every action. The Elite regulate us to the point where no one, even the very best trained lawyer could ever know the laws, regulations and ordinances. So we cannot possibly follow them.

Human beings are not, and cannot be, perfect. Where our every action is categorized, scrutinized and memorized, everyone is a criminal. Especially when no one knows all the laws, regulations and ordinances. Where everyone is a criminal, and government has record of it, anyone can be blackmailed by government. No one can stand up to the government, because the elite have dirt on everyone, except a saint, and there is always an available open elevator shaft for that rarest of human beings. If you or I argue against a usurpation, the government need merely scrutinize our lives to find some misstep, and ruin us for it. Even to the point of jailing us, ostensibly for a violation of law, even as the real reason is for dissension. There is only one place that road can lead… arbitrary rule, or in other words, tyranny.

Our modern technology has allowed government to become a leviathan in the truest sense of the word. The tentacles of government monitoring reach to every corner of our lives. We are forced by the threat of violence, to divulge our economic situation, donate to political causes we find detestable, accept governments intrusions, give up our personal papers, have our communications monitored, etc… even as the actions of government become ever more opaque to us. While our leaders are above their own law, we are below the very basic protections that our Constitution reserves for us. The power of government over us, our actions and our lives, has become total and complete. In fact, what our government has become, is 1984 George Orwell in all but name. We have been blindly led into the Dystopian future so many have warned us of… and many of us have no concept of it.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Failure of the Welfare State

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, Quantitative Easing, (QE), or in other words, monetizing debt, is the ultimate repudiation of welfare state economics. Greece, is the poster child for the failure of both the welfare state, (socialism by another name), and cronyism. Socialism has a long and storied history of spectacular failures, in both providing the essentials for the people, and in the atrocities visited upon them. Welfare state “capitalism” is only the latest incarnation to fail. Don’t worry though, the new class will never give up on their beloved socialism, if it fails, try, try again. Sadly, it is never the elite that really suffer for their idea’s failures, those who suffer are the average ordinary people, those who as Thrasymachus said, only want to live their lives in peace and so believe in justice… while the elite use “justice” as a tool to control the people. The large scale implementation of the welfare state has driven our planet into a global currency war like in the 1930s.

If the welfare state operated so efficiently it would not need a constant supply of printed money to pretend the economy is working. Every government that has gone down the welfare state “capitalism” path, is now monetizing their debt. Japan has a debt to GDP that dwarfs Greece’s, but that debt is held by the Japanese people, and so doesn’t threaten the wealth of the banking elite, but don’t worry, the Japanese people will not be bailed out like the banks. When Japan went into the “lost decade” it went full Keynesian. The government spent huge gobs of money to stimulate the economy. Instead of growing their GDP however they grew their debt. The utter failure of the Japanese to stimulate their economy through Keynesian policies fell on deaf ears. The global elite will not give up on their favorite means to prop up the welfare state.

Europe is now going QE and the European central bank is printing money and buying European government debt. Germany and Denmark have instituted NEGATIVE interest rates! Think about that for just a second… If you have forgone immediate gratification, and saved money instead, you have to pay the bank to hold that money! Talk about a negative incentive to save! Not one of the major economies in Europe has it’s debt to GDP ratio below the European Union’s debt threshold, England, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Greece are well above the agreed upon debt limit. All because their economies are based on the welfare state.

Switzerland has also announced it is instituting a negative interest rate. When the Swiss National Bank unpegged from the Euro, it sent shock waves running through the international banking system, as well as the investment community. A few very large businesses went belly up, (but most have been quietly bailed out since then), the new class elite cannot be punished for their own failures, it is the job of you and I to bail them out. Now that the Swiss Franc has appreciated in value so much it is damaging Swiss exports… the Swiss are instituting a negative interest rate of 1%! Meanwhile, every nation’s central bank is repatriating their gold from the US and buying more. (Except for Ukraine who needs the capital to fight their war with Russia).

Russia is a net buyer of gold and Kazakhstan has made it illegal to export gold. China is buying gold at breakneck speed, judging by the volumes moving through the Shanghai gold exchange, (the Chinese government doesn’t divulge it’s gold purchases). No one, it seems, is willing to trust their gold holdings to the US Federal Reserve. Why? Probably because the US Federal reserve has printed so much money, to lower the value of the dollar so the welfare state can be shored up, they have endangered the US dollar’s reserve currency status. The US government has spent so much on stimulating our economy under Obama, the US debt to GDP ratio is now 104% and getting worse by the minute! Moreover, much of what is called GDP is actually government spending, which is not real GDP, but detracts from GDP! Lowering real GDP and raising the true debt ratio as much as 20%!

In 1900 the GDP per person of Argentina was the same as the US. Argentina went full welfare state while the US kept the market system for most of the 20th century. The result? Argentina has gone through multiple episodes of bankruptcy, hyperinflation and has hollowed out it’s middle class, while the US has built the highest standard of living in the history of Mankind. Every instance of hyperinflation has been the result of needless wars and welfare state policies. Now the US is following the path Argentina cut.

Why have governments done all this taxing, printing, borrowing and spending? To prop up the welfare state. Welfare state capitalism is nothing more than socialism with a capitalism tag line. It is redistribution, from those who would use that money to produce jobs, goods and investment, to keep a large segment of the population from working, thus lowering potential GDP. Jealousy is the theme of the redistributionist. Take from the rich to give to the poor. But that is not what they are doing, and they know it. The uber rich don’t pay, it is those who are trying to get rich who pay, own a hedge fund and your taxes are minimal, own a deli and you pay through the nose. The result is to place a glass ceiling over the heads of the people and a floor under the feet of the uber rich.

The scheme is not sustainable, so to give it the appearance of sustainability, the elite have to stimulate the economy to make up for the malinvestment, lack of investment, pernicious incentives and friction to economic growth, all of which the welfare state creates. Deflation, the normal paradigm in a market economy, cannot be tolerated because then all that borrowing would collapse the system. So the elite have to gin up inflation by devaluing the currency, and in doing so, they steal money from savers, cut the wages of workers and lower the economic outcomes of everyone, well, everyone but the uber rich and political elite. Quantitative Easing, Keynesian stimulus, negative interest rates for savers, bailouts for the too big to fail institutions and constant government stimulus are needed, to stave off the eventual collapse. Meanwhile, the new class elite forward the propaganda it is capitalism that is failing, instead of their own policies. Because they know the bubble will eventually burst, and when it does, they want us sheeple to be mad at a paper dog, instead of the real culprits, so they can institute their end game… world socialist government. The elite believe it will be a Brave New World, but it will actually be 1984 George Orwell, either way it is coming, and the welfare state is the means.

Sincerely,

John Pepin