Archive for July, 2015

Donald Trump and the Lunatic fringe

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the meteoric rise of Donald Trump is indicative of a greater discontentment in the political leadership of the nation from the American electorate, than any individual virtue within Trump himself. The percentage of people casting a ballot has been dropping for decades. In the last few elections around forty percent of those able to cast ballots did so. That means less and less people are deciding who will lead the nation. As fewer people cast ballots, those people that do, tend to be zealots and are blinded by partisanship. As a result the political leaders pander to a smaller and smaller, and more and more radical segment of the US population, further fueling discontentment with the election process and our leadership. As our leaders become more radicalized the electorate becomes more angry at the direction and feel less powerful. Trump has tapped into that anger and dissatisfaction to fuel his rise in the polls. This shows how far off the rails the US government has got.

There are twenty percent of the population of any country that makes up the lunatic fringe. They have ideas and goals that are drastically different than the average person. Moreover that lunatic fringe can be counted on to go to the polls. They are more than happy to engage in vote fraud and even brag about it. They are so radicalized they become blind to reality. Since only around forty percent vote, and twenty percent are radical leftists that always vote, any politician who panders to that fringe has a guaranteed near fifty percent of the vote! As both parties cater to that lunatic fringe the more they alienate the people. The more the average man and woman feel the political leadership has abandoned them, on both sides, the less and less empowered and more and more disenfranchised they feel, and become even less likely to vote. That is why the republican party has not fielded a conservative since Ronald Reagan, who we were told at the time, was “unelectable.”

Issues that anger the American people are the very issues that the lunatic fringe feed off. The lunatic fringe wants a more pluralistic society, which means, less white people and more diversity. The means is unlimited immigration. To that end they want more of anyone who isn’t white, Christian and is a Marxist. Illegal immigration is just the ticket. The lunatic fringe hates Israel and the Jews, that translates into more support for fringe Muslim groups who advocate the destruction of Israel and the final solution. That same faction blindly love socialism, which means they vote for whatever candidate will regulate more, tax more and spend more. Abortion is a sacrament to the lunatic fringe. They see no problem at all with crushing a baby for spare parts. They have a deep antipathy for the US Constitution and it’s limited government and so they will torture logic to bypass and castrate it’s protections. All of which infuriate and frustrate the average American.

Poll after poll shows the American people increasingly believe the nation is going the wrong way. Favorability polls of Congress, the President and the Judiciary are in the toilet and swirling. As fewer and fewer people vote, while those that do are increasingly the lunatic fringe, and those who get elected pander to that fringe, the trend must get much worse. The political class has abandoned common sense for extremist views. The paradigm is further enhanced by the new class media claiming the twenty percent of the lunatic fringe is the mainstream, while those who make up sixty percent, are called extremists.

Trump has tapped into the anger by saying what should be said, but the political class is too afraid of loosing the lunatic fringe votes to say it. They quiver in fear of angering that twenty percent because they know the sixty percent cannot be counted on to cast a ballot. In fact, that sixty percent can be counted on NOT to cast a ballot, so the political class scoffs at their views. Trump has changed the paradigm from pandering to the lunatic fringe to catering to the masses. Trump is a fighter who speaks loud and punches back when attacked. Unlike the political class cower whenever they are attacked by the lunatic fringe, with the exception of Ted Cruz who is possibly the most hated man in Washington today, for holding and standing up for actual American values.

Trump however is not a populist, he is not at all conservative and is in fact a member of the lunatic fringe. He has stated in the past he is pro amnesty, anti gun rights, pro abortion, anti property rights and likes cronyism. (Perhaps because he has made so much money from cronyism). His core values are far more in line with that of the lunatic fringe than the sixty percent. But, he is talking like a conservative libertarian. The media keep Trump in the spotlight and repeat everything Trump says like an echo chamber. They know and understand Trump is a progressive. Like John Anderson in 1980 election, Trump is there to ensure a real conservative doesn’t get elected. If he gets the republican nomination, the American people will have the “choice” of a progressive or a progressive. If he doesn’t he will become a spoiler and sap votes away from the republican candidate, especially if, God forbid, he or she is a conservative. The result will be, the lunatic fringe wins again, and the country continues down the slippery slope to oppression. The American people however have no one to blame but themselves… for not casting a vote.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

All Lives Don’t Matter to a Progressive

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Dear friends,

It seems to me, when the progressive media attacks someone for saying all lives matter, the question I would like to ask them is… then who’s life doesn’t matter? Logically, if someone attacks another for saying something, then there is some disagreement with the statement, at least in the eyes of the attacker. It follows then, that when someone attacks another who says, “all lives matter,” they disagree with that statement. Therefore, if all lives don’t matter, then we must ask, “who’s life doesn’t matter?” The progressives don’t want to hear that question, let alone answer it, because the answer would illustrate the diabolical nature of progressivism. Lest you be deceived, it behooves you to understand this, to say only some lives matter, which is what the progressives who attack anyone who says all lives matter, are really saying… is a sure path to Tartarus.

Progressives know, most people will not bother to think of the logical consequences of their words, only the emotional content. Most people only react to a statement and don’t burn a single calorie thinking about it, or the logical result, if that statement were put into action. We are so busy in our own lives we simply want to react, it is far easier and makes us feel good. Doing so creates the conditions where we can be easily manipulated by our emotions. Logically, those who seek to manipulate people by their emotions, are not people who seek the best interests of those they manipulate. When people react emotionally, instead of thinking about a statement, they are open to outright manipulation against their own best interests.

That all lives don’t matter to progressives is obvious in their stances on a host of issues. Progressives since Teddy Roosevelt have shown that human life means nothing to them. They have perpetrated the most blood curdling crimes against humanity. The Eugenics movement, a movement that was thought up, implemented and exported by progressives, is only one example. That idea, that human beings should be bred like cattle and sterilized against their will led directly to the Nazi gas chambers. Hitler gave a big shout out to American progressives by the way, for that. We only need observe the policies and actions of progressives to understand that to them, some lives don’t matter.

Clearly the lives of Christians don’t matter to them. Today there is a Christian genocide going on in the Middle East. That cannot be denied. Muslims are systematically exterminating Christians, forcing girls into slavery and marriage as well as other ethnic and religious groups. Unlike the Nazis, the Islamofascists televise their atrocities. What is the reaction of progressives? Send the Islamofascists more weapons! Today Christianity is lost in most of the birthplace of Christianity and Progressives could care less. In fact, Christians are barred from emigrating to the US and Britain, so their persecutors can flock to those western nations by the millions. What do you suppose is the reason for that? Because to the progressives, Christian lives don’t matter.

Obviously the lives of unborn children and the aged don’t matter either. Abortion on demand for whatever reason at any trimester is a sacrament of progressivism. They export that crime against humanity to every corner of the globe. Abortion teaches a would be mother, not love, but violence. The outcome can only be people who value human life less. The recent news articles that have come out showing Planned Parenthood selling baby parts for profit should make everyone’s blood run cold. Planned Parenthood, started by the famous progressive Margret Sanger, for the express purpose of exterminating African Americans, even changed the way they murder those children. Now, instead of cutting them apart, dismembering them, as the baby fights the abortionist’s scissors, the abortionist crushes the arms and legs of the baby. If someone were to execute the most evil villain, child molester, serial killer, in that fashion, the world would recoil at it. That progressives are cool with torturing a baby to death, so the parts can be better preserved, shows their heartlessness.

When a philosophy stands on the opinion that some human lives do not matter that philosophy is evil. That should be obvious to everyone, yet amazingly, it is not. The definition of whose life doesn’t matter to progressives has changed through the years, but one strand runs through all eras of progressivism, that some lives don’t matter. In Margret Sanger’s day it was the lives of African Americans that didn’t matter, in Nazi Germany the lives of Jews and Gypsies didn’t matter, today the lives of Christians and babies doesn’t matter… tomorrow it may be your life that doesn’t matter. But if they come for you, you will have nothing to say, because you already agreed that some lives don’t matter.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Coming of the Brave New World

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, we have entered a time when up is down, good is bad and right is wrong. Today we have people who wield political power who believe… only some lives matter, they deny God, they allow lunatics who hate the US and the West to get nuclear weapons while disarming their own people, being pro abortion is a litmus test for holding office, government keeps track of every man woman and child’s race, historic monuments are being threatened with destruction, politically incorrect thoughts are outlawed, a certain flag is under threat of a ban, the two million year old institution of marriage has been redefined, the only nation in the Middle East that is free and democratic is the bad guy while those autocratic nations who stone women to death and sponsor terrorism are the good guys, every segment of the US government is buying ammo like the end times are here, our history is being changed, our traditions are being dismantled, politicians don’t even give lip service to our Constitution, children are taught sodomy instead of reading in the government monopoly school system, those who start businesses and hire people are vilified while those who are villains are glorified, a retired US general wants to intern people who the government considers “disloyal” to the government, even as five service members are murdered in a terrorist attack the President congratulates that religion, the President refuses to lower flags to half mast for those slain service members, even as the economy of the world gets closer to total bankruptcy and money printing has become the norm the price of gold and silver is manipulated down, politicians who are caught in direct violation of the law face no punishment while citizens who are caught in violation of the very same laws only to a much lesser extent are forced into psychotherapy, returning veterans and constitutionalists are considered terrorists and those who’s religion tells them to commit terror are not, banks create money out of thin air and charge interest on it while paying you nothing for your deposits on money you had to work for, veterans cannot get healthcare while the US gives immediate total healthcare for illegal immigrants, small business creation is negative for the first time in US history, the government doesn’t trust the military with guns… I could go on and on but I would like to address the issue somewhat.

There is only one possible outcome from all this lunacy, war, as well as a collapse of our economy, civilization and society. Such an outcome would/will be horrific in that it will usher in human suffering on a scale never before experienced, even at the depths of the Second World War. That result becomes more likely every day the craziness continues. Such a catastrophe would be a reset of human civilization. The new class, who are the repository of our economy, civilization and society, are the people who implement these things.

It is possible that the new class elite who run everything from the board rooms to the highest echelons of government are so stupid they do not understand good from evil or right from wrong. While we have to keep that as a possibility, the new class, by definition, are the intelligentsia, those with advanced college degrees. They have the benefit of the best education, the best standard of living, the best access to information and are the most powerful segment of society. The benefits of being in the new class are too numerous to tick off. They are the lawyers, judges, politicians, bureaucrats, professors, deans of our colleges, teachers, our Chief Executive Officers, bankers, reporters, editors of our news outlets, Hollywood executives, writers, Wall street traders, etc… The new class wields power over every aspect of our civilization, economy and society.

Since they have so much education, wealth and power it does seem odd they could be so imbecilic that they do not understand the natural outcomes of their own policies, policies that are so absurd as to make Don Quixote blush. So what other possibility could there be that they support and have implemented such folly? Could it be that they are not stupid at all? Is it possible that they know exactly what they are doing?

Since all people in the new class is educated in our colleges and universities, and those colleges and universities are run by people who subscribe to the Frankfurt school or are Fabian socialists, it is only logical they indoctrinate the students, the future members of the new class, into their philosophy. The Frankfurt school is based on the writings of Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. The Fabian socialists believe that society needs to be heated up to the point of melting so they can reform it into a civilization closer to their hearts desire. Both are Marxist at their core. Moreover the Georgia Guide stones are a monument to the philosophical goals of those two philosophies.

In this context the actions of the new class become clear, they are not stupid in the classical sense, they know where their policies will take the human race. If that is true then they seek to destroy civilization so they can remake it closer to their hearts desire. The absurdity we see all around us is not meant to improve the lot of Mankind, at least not in the short term, they are to lower the lot of man to poverty, want and war. That way, people will scream for a new order, one they seek to foist on us without our acceptance or permission. They consider themselves to be much smarter than us hoi polloi and so our input is not wanted or needed. The new class is willing to create suffering and misery, to progress society to a new utopia, where everyone is a slave to the world government. They want to forge a Brave New World, complete with Alphas, Betas, Gammas and Epsilons, with their heirs being the alphas. They are willing to do what it takes to get what they want. As Lenin said, “You must break some eggs if you want to make an omelet.”

Sincerely,

John Pepin

On Illegal Immigration

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, you get more of that which you reward, and less of that which you punish. That is the basis for law. We don’t want more crime, so we punish crime, to keep people from committing them. It is also the reason for awards, those who do exemplary things get rewards, to incentivize others to follow that example. All of society, culture and our economy benefit when people engage in virtuous actions, and all of society, culture and our economy suffer when people engage in wrong actions. There is nothing hard to understand in that. Then, it seems inane at best, diabolical at worst, why our government should reward evil and punish good? Your fortune, as well as mine, is lowered when bad deeds are rewarded, and so become more common, while good deeds are punished, and so become rare.

Examples of rewarding bad behavior and punishing good have become legion. In this article I will only talk about illegal immigration. Those who try to come here legally, following the rules, are doing virtuous deeds, while those who ignore our laws, coming here illegally, are engaging in bad behaviors. Yet, our government rewards those who jump the fence and come here illegally, even as they punish those who try to come here legally. That seems counter intuitive doesn’t it? From the actions of the Western governments, it appears they seek to have more illegal immigration and less legal immigration.

Moreover, illegal immigrants, by their actions show they disregard immigration law. If they disregard immigration law, then doesn’t it follow they will disregard other laws as well? At the very least it makes it more likely they will ignore the law. Those who illegally cross boarders are by definition risk takers. People who are bold enough to be risk takers are just the people who are more likely to take the risk to rape, rob and live a parasitic lifestyle. They are also more likely to start businesses, run into a burning building to save someone and stand against the tide. Legal immigrants fall under this category of risk takers. However, those that both are risk takers and hold law in low regard, are not the virtuous kind, they are most likely to be sociopaths (utterly self interested) and psychopaths (are impulsive, desire stimulation often through violence and lack empathy).

When the law is ignored, societal cohesion breaks down, the economy flounders and civil authority collapses. This should be obvious because, if you are not safe in your own home, you live in fear, if you cannot trust anyone to do business with, business cannot be done, and when people constantly violate the law the authority of government is reduced. All of which lead to social chaos, economic depression and more draconian punishments, to bring law breakers back under control. If the trend continues far enough or long enough, governments collapse, revolutions occur and empires fall. In every one of those cases the people suffer the most, famine, violence and oppression become common.

Let’s think about our leaders for a moment. Do you suppose they are stupid? So stupid they don’t understand that rewarding illegal activity damages society, the economy and our civilization, resulting an eventual collapse? Or is it possible they are villainous, desiring the people suffer famine, social chaos and repression? That rewarding evil and punishing good is taught at such an early age, we must at least consider the fact, they probably know the results of their actions can only result in evil, yet they do them anyway. Perhaps they believe rewarding evil will result in less evil, and punishing good will result in more virtuous behavior? If they do then they are stupid to the nth degree.

So why do you suppose our leaders are so unwilling to stop illegal immigration, in fact rewarding it by creating sanctuary cities, releasing violent illegal immigrants who have been caught, back onto our streets and even seeking to grant citizenship to illegal aliens? Even as thousands of legal immigrants, many who are suffering extreme persecution, some to the point of being systematically exterminated. Why are they are not allowed to come here? Why would our leaders reward bad behavior and punish good behavior? Either they are so stupid they can barely keep their hearts beating else they are villains. So which is it? Are they villains or idiots? You decide and act accordingly.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Peace In Our Time

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the deal to let Iran enrich uranium and acquire nuclear technology, can only result in a nuclear war. The idea you can allow a psychopathic theocratic regime, that believes it’s duty is to bring on the end times, to have the ability to enrich uranium without any real oversight, is itself psychopathic. Make no mistake, the Iranian regime has shown itself to be as bloodthirsty as Hitler or Stalin. This deal is like allowing a psychopathic murderer to go free, and have a knife collection, as long as he doesn’t use it on women. This deal shows that either the Obama regime is utterly stupid else they are traitors, not only to the US but to the world, since everyone will be breathing radioactive air, and watching their crops freeze in a nuclear winter, after the bombs fall.

Now, there are those who subscribe to the Nevil Chamberlain theory of foreign policy, that war is to be avoided at all costs, they will disagree strongly and argue, “then what should we do… attack them?” As if that is the only option available. Those who are myopic have trouble seeing into the distance. The Obama administration has missed several opportunities to stop the Iranian nutcases from forwarding their nuclear program and even regime change without a single shot fired. Unfortunately, now this “treaty” has been signed and unilaterally implemented by the Obama administration, without Senate approval, those opportunities have evaporated. Now war is inevitable, as it became when Nevil Chamberlain waived his worthless paper in the air, proclaiming “Peace in our time…”

Others will argue, “Who cares if the Zionists and the Jew bankers are wiped from the Earth.” Disregarding how ignorant, hate filled and despicable that argument is, further allowing it, how can anyone be so ignorant that they don’t understand we all breathe the same air? Do they think the radioactivity will remain forever over the Holy Land? Is their hate so all consuming, they are willing for their own children to suffer the effects of radioactivity poisoning, just to get back at a people that have always been the most persecuted people in history, and have provided humanity with the polio vaccine, most of the Nobel awards and the basis of our civilization in the form of the Ten Commandments?

The policy of the Obama administration has been to give incentive to despots to get weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya was a perfect example. Gaddafi had publicly given up WMD and had stopped funding world wide terror. Yes he was a bad guy who tyrannized his own people, but those tyrants who have WMD did too, the Obama administration along with European fools, overthrew his dictatorship and replaced it with Islamic terrorists. The message was clear, get rid of your WMD and the Americans will kill you! Believe you me, that message was not lost on the world’s despots, especially Iran.

Remember Clinton’s treaty with North Korea to stop them from getting nuclear weapons? It didn’t stop them… but it did give them room and money to complete their program. Of course, that regime is as tyrannical as any that have despoiled the face of our planet, but is safe from being overthrown from outside, they have WMD. When their underground tests produced lower than expected yield the brainiacs said their bombs were duds. Yet the North Koreans said they were smashing successes. The answer might be they are not building conventional nuclear warheads, but super electro magnetic pulse weapons, (EMP). Instead of trying to build hundreds of nuclear bombs to decimate the US, all they need is one EMP to wipe our infrastructure away.

The US government did a study about the effects of a super EMP detonated miles above the US. That study came to the conclusion that up to eighty percent of the American population would be dead within a year! Far more effective at wiping out the “Great Satan” than pummeling the US with hundreds of nukes, and without the pesky fallout. In fact, I wrote an article a few years ago where I laid out a simple plan where Iran could reset the world with a mere five EMPs, all launched from international waters! When the Iranian missile tests went up and detonated at the apex of their flight, the brainiacs again said they were failures, but the Ayatollahs laughed and said they were successes. An EMP weapon goes up and detonates at the apex of it’s flight trajectory.

This deal with Iran will end up killing a huge percent of the human population on the planet. It will almost certainly result in the extinction of the Persian people when the US and or Europe retaliate. The suffering this will bring upon the human race will be unprecedented in the annuls of human history. Then again, don’t the Georgia Guide Stones say the human race should be lowered by ninety percent? Yup, allowing a psychopathic theocratic regime who believes it’s duty is to bring on the end times should do it. Either Obama is so stupid he can barely keep his heart beating, else a villain of the highest order… There is no other possibility. Prepare for the results my friends…

Sincerely,

John Pepin

Austerity

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, the new class tosses words around like bombs, they are intended to blow up, terrorize and distort the perceptions of people, tricking us into believing a thing is bad, when it is in fact good. There is no end to the examples, but I want to focus in on the term, “austerity.” Most people had never heard the word, austerity, five or ten years ago. That is one of the advantages of using it as a political bomb, the usage and meaning are fluid in the minds of those who have never heard it. Since we use context to understand words we don’t know the meaning of, and in that context we assign them a definition in our own mind, we can be manipulated by them. Often that definition is based on a false premise. These properties of human language are exploited by the new class to motivate us into doing damage to our own self interests while advantaging them. Your self interest and that of your children are profoundly effected by such chicanery.

Governments, from time immemorial, have over spent. It is the nature of government. The reason is that those who get to spend the money are never the ones who had to work for it. They take it, often at gunpoint, and spend it to enrich themselves, their cronies and expand their power over the people. Such a situation works fine for awhile, but eventually the economy that supports the spending must become hollowed out and collapses. As the economy gets closer to the eventual fall, the elite become panicked that their gravy train might not pull into the station tomorrow, and use every trick in the book to make sure it does. They sock as much money away as possible, to protect themselves from the calamity they created, while gutting the people they are supposed to serve. To do that they have to manipulate us into allowing them to continue the spending until the whole thing collapses.

So, what does “austerity,” really mean? It has basically two meanings, the first and the one most people today assign to it is; “sternness or severity of manner or attitude,” the second and the one that makes the most sense in usage as it pertains to government is, “extreme plainness and simplicity of style or appearance,” and the third which is related to the first is, “conditions characterized by severity, sternness, or asceticism.” You see, what the elite are trying to make you believe by using the term austerity, is that severe, hard, and by association, mean… measures are being taken by government, for no reason other than to make poor people suffer. The reality is far different however.

Using words with a negative connotation like austerity is a way of fooling us into going along with the elite’s wants. Notice how whenever the word austerity is used… it is aimed at our interests? Moreover, when austerity is actually implemented, it is always tax increases and never meaningful spending cuts? The elite, who don’t have to pay taxes but do get the primary benefit of spending, always fall on the side of tax increases. When those tax increases lower Gross Domestic Product, they point to that evil austerity as the reason, never at the spending, it’s pernicious incentives or the negative effects of taxing an economy to death. Remember, tax is synonymous with friction and burden. They want to keep the gravy train rolling so they terrorize us with words.

Real austerity, austerity that is of the second definition, “living in a Spartan like manner, austere, eschewing comfort, living simply, etc…” would be cutting spending. That is never the way it is used though, is it? The word is tossed out like a mad anarchist bomber throws an explosive into a crowd. It is used to terrorize and disperse people. Real austerity in Greece, Argentina, Venezuela, Spain, Italy, the US and elsewhere, would be to cut spending. That spending will eventually have to be cut, because sooner or later there will be no one left, stupid enough or rich enough, to cover it. The people will become impoverished, the banks will go belly up and those elite who have made the most, will have their money in an ivory tower… guarded by people who’s allegiance is guaranteed by the fact they would die if they were thrown back into the burning building that will be our economy. Until then, austerity will be a dirty word, after that, real austerity, cutting spending, would have been the only thing that could have averted disaster.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Addiction to Government Spending

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, a heroin addict will not willingly stop taking heroin, until he or she reaches rock bottom. It is a matter of human nature. When someone is addicted to something, no matter what it is, the craving is stronger than the will. We might know in our hearts we should stop, we might understand with our minds that the addiction is killing us, but as the Greek referendum shows, most cannot fight their own cravings. The will is weaker than the desire. It has been said that our intellect is like a rider, and our emotions are like an elephant, the rider has some control over the elephant, but if the elephant desires to go one way, no matter what the rider does they cannot force the elephant to change direction. Moreover, our logic can desire to get something done, but the power to do it lay in the elephant it is riding. As to Greece, they are addicted to government spending, they feel it’s cancer spreading through the body economic, they understand it is killing their wealth and hopes, but they just cannot give it up. The example of Greece is one everyone should heed.

Government spending is like a drug, it seems harmless at first, it makes life seem better and once started it quickly becomes a habit. Those who become dependent on it, government employees, people on the dole, rent seekers, bureaucrats, cronies and oligarchs… realize their lifestyle would come to a crashing halt if the government was to cut spending. Moreover, government spending must be increased in order to get the same results. Eventually, like a drug destroys a human being, the addiction to government spending must destroy a nation’s economy.

Raising taxes to “solve” the spending problem is like increasing the dosage of heroin. It is always much easier to raise the dosage then to quit the drug. Ask any drug counselor and she will tell you the solution to a drug problem is not to increase the dosage, or the availability of it, the only solution is to quit cold turkey. That solution is never acceptable to those in power who are both pushers and addicts. To them, the solution seems obvious, take more money to plug the deficit the addiction to spending creates. We all know however, raising taxes never result in a plugged deficit, that “solution” is the path to self destruction.

Like a drug addiction, lowering the intake, or in the case of government spending, does nothing to stop the addiction, it only makes the cravings harder to resist. If small measures are taken to cut spending, say, cut funding for science research, is like an alcoholic changing to drinking only wine. It does nothing to stem the addiction but it gives the addict an excuse to keep the addiction going. Small cuts in peripheral spending are only ways to absolve themselves.

The addict will rationalize their addiction by saying she had a bad upbringing, he lives in poverty and the world is too unkind. In the same way, governments, and the people who are addicted to government spending, rationalize their addiction by claiming they are “helping the downtrodden,” the poor are incapable of surviving without a handout, how can you begrudge a bureaucrat a good salary, if you are against their addiction it shows you are a hateful person… The rationalizations are a numerous as grains of sand on a beach and just as abrasive to the body politic as sand is in a car’s engine.

Every drug counselor will tell you an addiction to drugs makes the person do things she would otherwise never do. Up to and including prostituting herself to get more heroin. Government is no different, that addiction to government spending creates such a strong incentive to corruption cannot be denied, but the addict will deny it to their death bed. A government that is addicted to spending cannot control themselves, like a little girl who must have Oxycontin, else she feels her bones are breaking, and will do anything to get it. They both justify their corruption to themselves… because they have to.

Once a people have become addicted to corrupt government spending and living off the work of others, even if they have eschewed that lifestyle for a long time, once it is started again, they go back to the level of addiction they had in the past. Like an alcoholic, if he is on the wagon for ten years, then takes one drink, he takes up where they left off and go back to being a raging alcoholic. That is why so many once great peoples and nations never seem to be able to get back to being great. The addiction to out of control government spending is too great for their will’s to overcome. Examples are legion, Greece, the font of democracy, is just one.

The best policy, like heroin, is to never open that door to start with. Keep spending and the size of government as small as possible, limit the role and scope of government to standards, and keep government from creating regulations, set strict limits on the level of taxation and back them up with real penalties for a legislature, executive or judiciary that violets them. Force government to avoid taking that first puff from the crack pipe, and you will go a long way to protect you nation and people from that terrible addiction, and addiction that must end in ruination. All spending however, even limited spending, is an incentive for more, and so all governments must eventually become addicts. It is the nature of humanity to be thus.

That government spending is like a drug is obvious, once you think about it for even a moment, but those who are addicted, like a heroin addict, will argue they are not addicts and become enraged at the mere mention of quitting. Cutting spending a tiny fraction is only a rationalization, it does nothing to stop the addiction, but only makes the addict believe he can control it. The reasons for government spending are innumerable, just like the reasons a heroin addict has to rationalize their addiction, but in the end are mere sophistry. Sadly, once a great nation has become addicted to government spending, that nation and people will always be addicted, no matter how long they have been on the wagon. The only way to stop an addiction from ruining a human life is to stop cold turkey, the only way for a government to really solve the economic problems that an addiction to government spending creates, is to cut government to the bone. Unfortunately, no government once addicted, will do that until the economy comes crashing down. Like Argentina, once they get back on their feet, they put the needle back in their arm the first chance they get.

Sincerely,

John Pepin

The Knife In Our Back

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, when you seek to stab someone in the back, it is best to get them to focus their attention on something other than you. While the libertarian/conservative movement dwells on policies, their outcomes and reason, progressives hold our attention on character assassination, innuendo and jealousy. Of course, they have to, since their policies are all designed to crush our nation under the jack boot of regulations, taxes and socialism, (stab us in the back). In any debate with a progressive they will immediately go on the offensive against someone’s character. Sometimes defending one conservative, to appear open minded, while attacking another, then turning and attacking that other conservative as well. That means of winning elections has worked very well for Marxists, progressives and socialists for a century, the results have been poverty, famine and tyranny. If we don’t wake up and see a villain for what he or she is, we along with our children will inevitably find the knife of communism in our backs as well.

By our very nature we like to gossip. We talk about this or that bad thing he or she has done, with an eye to mitigating by context the bad things we have done. He runs around on his wife and so my glancing at a pretty skirt now and then is nothing, she is a drunk, and so when I get a bit tipsy in front of my kids it is nothing. Gossip allows us to justify our actions by context. Progressives and Marxists know this and use it against us to gain power over us. They point at how terrible a political enemy is and destroy his character. They move the debate, from what they are bringing our nation to, to what a bad person the other guy is. Since we are gossipers by nature, enough of us fall for it, so the Progressive gets into power.

In The Republic by Plato, Glaucon asked Socrates, is it better to be just and be known as unjust, or is it better to be unjust and be known as just? Thrasymachus, (who favored arbitrary power) argued it is better to be unjust and thought of as just, so the elite can gain more power at the cost of the little people, who put their faith in justice so they can live their lives in peace. While Socrates disagreed and argued justice is a good in and of itself. That question was the whole point of The Republic. We are engaged in the same debate today, we just don’t do it openly and in public. Instead the elite are as unjust as they can be while claiming the mantel of justice. Most of us have never read The Republic, let alone understood the arguments it contains, and so are ignorant of the reality of politics. In short, the elite, and especially the progressive elite who make up the new class, are as unjust as possible while claiming to be pure as the driven snow, and anyone who threatens their drive to despotism is scum.

We have all heard the monikers the progressives, Marxists and socialists throw out, right wing hater, racist, rich, etc… They also condemn by association, she is against this legislation because she wants children to starve, he wants you to loose your healthcare, etc… To ensure there is never a real reasoned debate about the policies and the probable outcomes of those policies. In the last Presidential election, Romney was a deeply flawed candidate, but despite his flaws the unbiased media, run by new class progressives, kept the debate away from Obama’s policies and their results, instead focusing on how rich Romney was, the innuendo Romney didn’t pay taxes, how he put the family dog on the roof of his car and how he murdered a woman because her husband had been laid off a year before she got cancer and so she didn’t have health care. Romney himself participated in the meme, in the debates with Obama, Romney agreed with Obama at every turn, even saying Obama is a nice guy, as Obama was saying Romney is a rat.

It is hard, even impossible to stab someone in the back if they are facing you. It becomes much easier if you can convince them the threat is from the other side. Then they will gladly turn their back to you. Character assassination, exploiting gossip, and innuendo, drive people to focus on a person instead of the policies. The progressives have learned the lesson of The Republic very well, seeking to appear just while being absolutely unjust. Ask anyone if this is so and they will say, I know I know, but are then immediately herded into the trap. This is why we keep voting for “nice” people, and our liberty, republic and economy corrodes away. We focus where we are told to and turn our back. Is it any wonder there is always a knife in it?

Sincerely,

John Pepin

All Hail Our New Oligarchs!!

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, we are seeing the results of the new class’ idea that Our Constitution is a “living breathing document” philosophy, in that what it says is irrelevant, what it means is a non sequitur and the original intent is now utterly abandoned. So now, instead of a fixed document strictly enumerating the role, powers and limitations of our government, we have a meaningless rag that exists only to give the new class elite a faux legitimacy. Therefore, we now live under what the ancient Greeks called, arbitrary rule. The laws are arbitrarily set and enforced by the elite for their benefit, not the benefit of society. The new class is a defacto aristocracy, they are the only source for every judge, lawyer, congressman, President, college professor, reporter, editor, etc… Aristotle called an aristocracy that serves it’s own interest oligarchy. So our once Constitutional republic with a limited role of government has metamorphosed into an oligarchy that has arbitrary power.

What makes a king a king? Public opinion… If the people woke one morning and forgot that King Eggbert was king, and thought Wilbur Underwater is and has always been king, Wilbur would be king. If Eggbert stood and proclaimed he was and had always been king, he would be put in an insane asylum. It is as simple as that. If the public believe a person is king, then he or she is, alternatively, if the public believes the government can do a thing, then it can. If someone stands and proclaims that thing is illegal for the government to do, he or she will be roundly criticized a fool, since everyone “knows” they can! That is why the elite today get away with what they are doing, the public’s opinion is that they can. Public opinion has been changed from understanding the original meaning of the Constitution and the Framer’s intent, to a contemptible ignorance of it, because the new class has been pushing that message into the zeitgeist for generations.

The Legislative branch has abdicated it’s powers to the Executive and the Judicial. Laws are now made, enforced and infractions punished by the Executive. The Bureaucracy is essentially Philip Dru Administrator. It answers to no one but the President, making the President essentially a king in fact if not in name. The Legislative branch refuses to use it’s power of the purse to reign in an out of control President, because they support the US becoming an oligarchy with arbitrary rule. Since they are the oligarchs. If a President tried to return the US to Constitutional rule however, he or she would be assaulted by every branch of the government, media and the professional agitators. The new class hold on the mechanism of government is iron fisted.

The Judicial Branch has been increasing it’s law making powers for generations. In the 1940’s, the Supreme Court ruled that if the Federal government wants, it can outlaw people growing their own food on their own land. As absurd as that sounds it was a landmark ruling for Franklin Roosevelt and his progressive policies. That ruling led to the bureaucracy. In 1973 the Supreme Court invented a new “right,” that a woman could murder her unborn baby at any time for any reason. Since there was no negative consequences for the judges who made up a new right and wrote it into our Constitution outside the prescribed Constitutional process, (they should have been impeached by the Legislative branch), that opened up the total power of the Supreme Court to change our Constitution, however and whenever they wished, for whatever reason. In 1989 Mistretta v. United States the Supreme Court ruled the Legislative Branch could delegate it’s law making powers to the Exectutive, ie, the Bureaucracy, in violation of the nondelegation philosophy. All of which led directly to the newest usurpations by the Supreme Court, Gay marriage and rewriting Obama care.

The ruling about gay marriage is not about giving someone a new right, it is about forcing others to do what government wants. No one cares what consenting adults do. I am not trying to force others to follow my morality, Gay marriage however forces me to follow theirs. If a Gay couple want to force a business owner to be involved in their wedding, regardless of the moral conviction of that business owner, the full power and weight of the Federal government will come down on him or her forcing them to. What a slippery slope that is!! What it now establishes is that the government is now the arbiter of morality! Believe something other than what the government wants and they can punish you for your very thoughts.

Book burning cannot be far away now. All the government need do is label the ideas in any book “hate speech,” and it follows, they can seize all the copies and burn them. Now that the Supreme Court has given the government, and thereby the new class, arbitrary power to regulate morality and thought, it won’t be long before the government will decide what preachers can say at the pulpit, what ideas can be written down in books and even what you can say in your own home. There can be no greater tyranny then a government regulating our very thoughts, and no government that can, will ever allow us to change it. Remember; No matter how much you like what they are doing with that arbitrary power today, beware, you might not like it tomorrow, but then it will be too late, you gave them the right to do it today.

Sincerely,

John Pepin