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The Arab Israeli Conflict

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

 

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me, no matter where you stand on the Arab Israeli conflict you have to agree on one thing, If the Arabs put down their weapons, there would be peace, and if the Israelis put down their weapons… there would be genocide. That one fact is plain as day but is never spoken aloud, except in Arabic, it is only given a nudge nudge wink wink by the UN. That most of the world’s governments are on the Arab’s side, shows that most of the people in governments around the world, support and foster genocide. There can be no other conclusion. This is the unspoken truth behind the Arab Israeli conflict.

 

The argument that Israel was the land of the Palestinians and the Israelis pushed them out is begging the question. How were the Jews expelled from Israel in the first place? How did the Middle East go from an entirely Christian region to an entirely Muslim region? How did the world’s borders get drawn and how is it that America is no longer American Indian lands? The evil history of the human race is one of conquest and usurpation. The argument that the Israelis are occupiers is every bit as relevant as to argue Europe should give back all it’s lands to the original hunter gatherers who the farmers pushed out.

 

Even the Koran acknowledges that Israel is the historic homeland of the Jews. The Christian Bible, the Jewish Torah and Talmud, as well as the Koran all agree, God gave Israel to the Jewish people.

There are Egyptian steels that record Israel was the land of the Jews. Roman historical documents from the era tell of the Jews being dispersed from Israel by Roman legions. Archeological evidence is piling up proving that the Jewish people did indeed live and rule the land of Israel, and so, as a matter of primary ownership, the postage stamp of land we are talking about, and make no mistake, it is nothing more than a tiny dot of formerly arid land, is the historic home of the Jewish people.

 

Imagine a small Jewish city on the outskirts of Yemen randomly firing rockets at the Yemenite population while chanting “Death to Yemen!”. How do you suppose the government of Yemen would respond? How would any Islamic state respond to a Jewish, Hindi, Buddhist or Christian enclave, shooting rockets at them while calling for their extermination? How would the UN respond? Would the UN criticize the Islamic state for defending it’s citizens? No, of course not. What if the Palestinians win and wipe the Jews from the face of the Earth? How would the world respond? When Hitler was asked, what will history record about us if we exterminate the Jews? Hitler responded, “Who remembers the Armenians?!” Well, I ask you, does anyone remember the Armenians? Do you?

 

Moreover, does anyone in their right mind believe for a moment that if Israel were wiped from the map, and every Jew on the planet murdered, there would be peace? Only a fool of the highest order would fall for that scam. No, the fact is, if Israel were wiped away, those that did it would be emboldened to continue their crusade across the world. World war would inevitably result with all the horror, violence and terror that would entail, but every single one of us would experience it. To hate someone who is different, is an unfortunate part of the human condition, but to hate so much that one would commit genocide, must be inculcated from an early age.

 

Since everyone knows, but dare not speak the truth, that the goal of Hamas, Hezbollah and every other terrorist organization, and sadly, many governments Islamic and secular, is to kill every Jew on the planet, it is clear that anyone who supports that genocidal movement, must also support the genocide it calls for. But unlike a tree that falls in the forest when no one is around, there will be millions of voices proclaiming the crime, millions of villains who’s souls will be blackened by their villainy and millions of bystanders who will have abetted the slaughter. Imagine having your soul tainted by genocide when you stand before God almighty? How would you answer that damning charge? Pascal’s wager would be a truly stupid bet at that point… wouldn’t it?

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

 

The Psychopathic Nature of Socialism

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me that socialism is a psychopathic form of government. The reason is, the premise of socialism is the psychopathic belief, that human beings are a means to the socialists ends. This subjugates the wants and needs of those the socialist exploits to the wants of the socialist. History shows how violent socialists are, but this violence is merely a symptom of the problem, the psychopathic nature of socialism is the root. As most of us know a psychopath has no conscience or sense of morality. The socialist needs to deceive others to get power, and so uses spurious calls for morality, to create the situation where there is no actual morality, but is in fact a state of absolute immorality. If we want to protect ourselves and our children from the vagaries of a psychopathic government we must understand and teach this to our children and society as a whole.

 

These terms are a bit heavy so I’ll need to unpack them…

 

A psychopath thinks differently then you or I. They don’t see other human beings as people but as ghosts that fill out their reality. People are mere tools available for the psychopath to use as they will. To illustrate the point I’ll pass along a riddle:

 

A woman goes to her mother’s funeral. At the funeral she meets the man of her dreams. After the funeral he leaves and she realizes she forgot to get his phone number or address. She looks for him in vain but cannot find him. Two weeks later she kills her sister… Why did she kill her sister? The answer is, to meet the man again at her sister’s funeral. I understand that nine out of ten jailed psychopaths get the answer immediately, while normal people cannot fathom the answer. This illustrates the fundamental attributes of a psychopath, ie, they are disconnected from the consequences of their actions and they see others as not human beings but as tools. This is the fundamental nature of a socialist as well.

 

Some of the attributes of a psychopath are very helpful with politics, especially in a democratic form of government. Attributes like, charisma, hypocrisy, ruthlessness, a total lack of shame, the ability to lie without remorse, and kill without a thought. These are all things that help a politician get and keep political power. Those that have a conscience, a sense of shame, tell the truth and value human life, are always at a profound disadvantage when dealing with a psychopath.

 

When speaking of means and ends I am referring to Kant’s philosophy as illustrated in his work, Critique of Practical Reason. In it Kant makes the argument, fully compatible with the enlightenment ideal of human beings as having individual intrinsic worth, that we are ends in and of ourselves. When we are used as a means for another’s ends, our wants and needs are subjugated to those of another, which denies our individual worth. The categorical imperative, that for a thing to be moral it must be a category that can be applied universally among humanity. This comports with the natural law, that in a state of nature we all have certain fundamental rights, rights that come from God/nature and not from government or Man.

 

You might ask, what is it about socialism that is psychotic? Let’s look at one of the policies of socialism, one that was introduced by Adolph Hitler, nationalized health care. Most people understand intrinsically that nothing is free. Just because you get something and didn’t have to pay for it doesn’t make it free, someone had to produce, pay or work for that good. When someone is forced by the coercive power of the State to provide for another, the provider is no longer an end in him or herself, they become a means to the ends of another, the socialist and the recipient of nationalized healthcare, and therefore is dehumanized. In other words the provider ceases to be a human being, valuable in their own right, but a mere tool to the bidding of others, like a hammer or saw. This is fundamentally a psychopathic way of thinking, that others are a means to the socialists wants, and that the consequences to the provider, and indeed the recipient too, are irrelevant. If you think of it, all the policies of socialists fall into this category, ie psychopathic.

 

If we think of socialism in this way it becomes instantly clear why communist and socialist governments are so overtly violent. Those hapless individuals who are in the way of the socialists wants and desires, are not human beings with intrinsic worth, but road blocks to the socialist, no more important than a tree that has fallen across the road. Therefore, since others are not human beings, it is perfectly acceptable to kill them, in whatever way suits the ends of the socialist. Starvation has been one of the primary means socialists have used to cement their political power. Stalin, Mao, Hitler and Pol Pot starved untold millions of men, women and children to death, for just this purpose. The atrocities committed by socialists have been some of the worst crimes against humanity ever visited upon mankind. This would only be possible if the leaders are psychopaths.

 

If we examine the political leaders of today we see many psychopathic traits. They violate the law and overstep Constitutional limits, while holding everyone else to their every whim and desire to the fullest extent, even to the point of execution. Lying and hypocrisy is the bread and butter of politics today, and it is all illustrated in living color, by our political leaders the world over. Look at the outrageous statements of Obama, “Capitalism has never worked,” for example. Is it any wonder then why the planet is in the shape it is in? We cannot blame the psychopath for being a psychopath, it is their nature, we must blame ourselves for not recognizing their mental illness and giving them power. Unless and until we acknowledge these traits in our leaders, we will continue down the path to perdition, to our mutual ruination.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

Arbitrary Power

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Dear Friends,

 

It seems to me that since the dawn of time, city states, nations and empires have warned of the dangers of arbitrary power. Throughout history rulers that attained arbitrary power have brought their people to ruination. The lessons of history are stark and unanimous in their critique of the dangers of giving anyone arbitrary power. From Solon to Stalin the worst atrocities of man upon man have been committed by those with arbitrary power. Yet despite all the warnings, philosophy, and empirical data, we choose to ignore them and bestow Obama with arbitrary power. There can be no good end of this newest experiment in the annuls of Man.

 

Solon, the lawgiver of Athens, warned of the profound dangers of arbitrary power. He was elected to solve the debt crisis in ancient Athens. He did so in a fair way, and went on to make a proscription against arbitrary power, the ostracism. Never a hypocrite, Solon gave himself up to his very own system and submitted himself to the ostracism, for becoming himself a danger to liberty. He was banished from Athens for several years. In those years he saved Croesus of Lydia from being burned at the stake by giving that tyrant sage advice.

 

After the horrors of Tarquinious Superbus, the last Etruscan king of Rome, the people began the Consular system, whereby the rule of Rome would be separated into two men, similar to the Spartan system of two kings. This way no one man could attain arbitrary rule. The system held out for hundreds of years, but was overthrown when Julius Caesar gained popular support, installing himself as emperor… with arbitrary power. Once his nephew was crowned and instituted the Praetorian guard the heart of the Roman nation rotted from within. Within two hundred years, a nation state that had lasted almost a thousand years and had conquered the known world, was destroyed completely. Only the Eastern part, the Byzantines, survived for a few more years, only to be utterly wiped out and the people enslaved, by the Muslim invasion.

 

The many republics of Europe that started as a result of the Renaissance, rose in democratic representation, but fell into tyranny by the executive who wrested arbitrary power for himself. The history of Europe is rife with examples of those who gained this most pernicious form of power and visited slavery, oppression and destruction on their people. Yes, history is unambiguous about the danger of arbitrary power, especially in the hands of an egoist.

 

Democratically elected leaders are no exception. Remember, Hitler was elected in a free and fair election. Tyranny doesn’t necessarily come at the point of a gun it can come from the ballot box as well. That a person is elected by a popular majority, like Caesar, can become a despot, is proven conclusively by history. No matter how a person gets arbitrary power, be it by revolution, machination or the suffrage, arbitrary power always brings with it oppression. It is a factor of human nature.

 

Despite all the warnings from history, philosophy and recent events, a large part of the American people are comfortable giving our elected President… arbitrary power. He has usurped the power of the Legislative branch by arbitrarily enforcing the law, he has silenced the free press through intimidation, he has armed drug lords in a neighboring country, he has taken over a third of the economy by simply deeming a law passed, he ignores court orders with impunity, he abandoned an ambassador and several Americans to torture and death at the hands of our avowed enemies, while at the same time arming those very enemies, then lied about it, he uses the power of the government against his political opponents, he uses the paranoia of national security to record our personal phone conversations, (us and our allies), the list goes on and on, moreover, anyone who stands in his way, like Ted Cruz, is vilified by the political establishment as well as the media that calls itself unbiased. Yes, Obama wields arbitrary power in all but name. History shows us where this will end… unless we stand and demand Our Constitution be followed. If we do not, we deserve what we get… too bad our innocent children don’t.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

John Pepin

The Many Flavors of Nationalism

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Dear Friends,

It seems to me, that ninety nine percent of the people on this planet don’t understand why the US is so strong, when it is made up of so many different races of people. In a meeting with the OKW, Hitler was asked about America, when the USSR and Briton were annihilated, what would be the next step. Hitler replied nothing. American cannot survive long, with blacks, whites and asiatics living together, they must necessarily hate and kill each other… Was he wrong.

Because the US is not a nation of whites or Blacks or Latinos or any other color, it is a Nation of Capitalists. We are united in our greed. The pragmatic capitalism that De Tocqueville defined as individualism. People learn English because it is the language of capitalism in the US. People fit in because they want to get ahead… Like every single person in the world, whether they admit it or not. Except people with trust funds, bestowed by some rich relative, in the certain knowledge they are inept, the trust funder detests the money grubbing of their inferiors… Us.

It is not a coincidence that immigrants to the US tend to do better than native citizens. Immigrants tend to be risk takers, else they would have never left their home country. This attribute, along with a strong work ethic, combined with the American capitalist system, allow immigrants to do very well here. Not as many native born citizens are risk takers, Americans may be more risk taking than other people in general, but the percent of immigrants who are risk takers is 100%, while the percent of any given non-mobile population can never approach that number..

Most other nations rally around some form of racial identity. Yes Virginia, we fought WWII to eliminate nationalism, but it is more a force in the World today than ever before. People want to live with people who look and act exactly like themselves. The Yugoslavian war was an example of this. Czechoslovakia and the breakup of the USSR are others. The Basque separatists and Chechnian conflicts continue, as do many others around the globe… Nationalism today is alive and well despite the deaths of millions to stop it.

But in the US nationalism is different. We, most of us, don’t rally around a racial ideal, we rally around a meritorious ideal. The more this ethos is promoted the more US society can absorb different people into itself. Nothing focuses the mind on priorities better than money.

But as these nationalistic countries, out of a sense of jealousy, focus more and more on some view of fairness, that is tied up with national and racial identity, they will have a lower and lower standard of living, polarizing people further and further, into smaller and smaller views of nation.

Like the City State period; In that time people viewed the nation as the city they lived in. Their view of their personal good was inextricably tied to the city state in which they were born in. If they were captured by the neighboring city state they were made slaves. If their city was overrun their families would be tossed from the walls. Their good was the State’s good. And their view of who were their fellows was limited to the people within the walls of their city.

As City States gave way to Nation States people’s view of nation widened. But today it seems people’s view of nation is swinging back to ever smaller definitions. Some argue that this is an inevitable recoil from the breakup of the colonial period. Which has some merit, except for the fact, so much nationalism is happening in Europe where the colonization was done… from, not to. Presumably the Basques didn’t have a problem being part of Spain when Spain was awash in money from the New World, or when Lucullus outwitted the Roman Aristocracy in Iberia until he was stabbed in the back by the people he had saved.

There are many flavors of Nationalism some less caustic than others. Regardless of the definition of nation it is in the best interests of all people to define their nation as anyone living in your geologic local, who is working towards bettering the lives of their families and are participating in the political life of the national community. Race and ethnicity are quickly becoming outmoded terms as the people of the world become more mobile. In a few hundred years, as long as humanity doesn’t fall back into a dark age, there will be very few people who can claim one “nationality” as most Americans are multi national in their lineages

That is why the US continues to absorb people from the world over all calling themselves Americans. We are united… in our wants, to want a better life for our children, to want the things that will make our lives easier, the want of independence and our want to be free to enjoy the fruits of that independence. Americans focus on wants and disregard how much other people have. As Veblen said, in America people don’t resent wealth because they might someday have it…

People are united in greed but are disunited in jealousy.