“I am now quite sure that Tragedy and Hope was suppressed although I do not know why or by whom”

“There does exist and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical Right believes the Communists act. In fact, this network, which we may identify as the Round Table groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so. I know of the operations of this network because I have studied it for 20 years and was permitted for two years, in the early 1960s, to examine its papers and secret record.”

The two quotations above are from a researcher, author, named Carroll Quigley. The secret society he speaks of he later wonders why they wish to remain secret? In the title quote he acknowledges these same people almost succeeded in canceling his seminal book ‘Tragedy and Hope’. What his book did was expose something “they” work tirelessly to deny. World events don’t just happen, they are planned, which is why such a mess is made of things.

John Stossel of ABC News had an interesting segment one time. It was a play on “chaos” theory. He went to a roller rink and showed how well things worked by letting the “market”, the collection of unassociated skaters, work things out on their own. Slower skaters naturally gravitated to the inner circle, fast skaters to the outside, moms and their toddlers into the unmoving center. They all went in a clockwise rotation and it all went off without a hitch. 80 people cooperating without thinking in flawless fashion.

Then Stossel had a “controller” come on the public address system and direct the skaters. It all fell apart. Pandemonium. A town in Ohio (I believe) took out all their traffic lights. Mayhem right? Nope. Traffic congestion went away. What few places they found it necessary stop signs were placed. Peoples own self interest took over and the most efficient traffic patterns were developed by the drivers.

Other places they’ve found the majority of drivers naturally gravitate to the safest and most efficient speed (yes, there are high and low outliers among them). Other economist types have used the example of McDonald’s restaurants. They show that market forces determine EXACTLY where restaurants should be placed. They show the utter confusion that would take place if they were somehow all gone and it was up to a government committee to determine where they should be. All of a sudden other considerations would be factored other than simply market forces.

We live in a world that is not random. WW I, the Depression, WW II, the Cold War, the Korean Conflict, Vietnam, none of these deadly and destructive events just “happened”. It was not in anyone’s enlightened “self-interest” to have had those events take place. Because in example after example a “free market” can’t help but me the most efficient mechanism, inefficient ones are unsustainable. Wars are “inefficient”. A 10 year economic depression is “inefficient”. Unless you are on the receiving end of forced events.

If you are the arms dealer benefitting from war, if you are the bank benefitting from foreclosures, if you are the investment house making a killing in newly created “penny stocks”, then you have an interest in manipulating events. Its like casinos, nothing is left to chance. Any gambler who thinks they are is a fool. The “House” has every game figured in their favor. There is a “House” that runs world events. For those who know about it, I don’t need to go through the various names.

For those who can’t accept that there is a ruling oligarchy, nothing I can say would convince them otherwise.

“You can easily vote your way into Socialism, but you must shoot your way out.”

For anyone who doesn’t recognize the face, this is Ayn Rand. A Russian Jew that didn’t go the way of communism, but the opposite way with the fiercest of libertarianism. Her understanding of Natural Law I would say is unparalleled. Natural Law being a state of societal existence in which securing the rights of life, liberty and property are the fundamental goals of the State.

For the video wasteland that YouTube is, I was stunned to find this gem on there. Ayn Rand had the flaws of anyone, but honest thinking wasn’t one of them. Her knowledge is timeless. Her hay day was 60 years ago, but in this video you’ll hear her talk about an issue that is popular today, universal basic income. Man doesn’t change, clothing styles do. Means of communication changes, forms of entertainment changes, but not basic human instincts.

The powers that be have successfully scrubbed this “secret” knowledge from the toolbox of the masses. Only a few people like myself who came to these conclusions on their own now posses it, and we’ll be dead soon. Government education has of course created a society of morons that are doomed to some version of socialism or corporatism, which is only different in degrees from one another. Socialism being what Bernie proposes, corporatism being what we have.

[FYI: That title quote I have no idea who said it, but it is certainly something Ayn Rand could have said. Also, this video was from a channel calling itself Liberty Pen. This same video is also under the Ayn Rand Institute, which is probably the better choice for further investigation.]

“Today you have to apologize to every naked savage on the planet because you are more prosperous than they are”

“It constantly amazes me that defenders of the free market are expected to offer certainty and perfection while government has only to make promises and express good intentions.” –Lawrence W. Reed

“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – You may
know that your society is doomed.” – Ayn Rand

Hey Mitt!

No one cares you’re full of shit. But you’re in the wrong damn party. We understand you haven’t come to grips with the fact you lost and Trump won. Like Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, we understand you’re a worthless traitor. We understand Utah voters are retards. We understand you subconsciously channel the spirit of John McCain. We get all that! But you’re in the wrong damn party! What a lowlife you are. You need to run as a Democrat. Be honest for once in your life. Do the right thing. I know that’s foreign to you, but you can do it!

Most amazing out of all this is the Democrats made Republicans look good. Its not everybody that can do that. Democrats had to impeach Trump because they can’t beat him at the ballot box. They are a sick twisted party. They are incapable of doing anything productive because they have more hate for Trump, than they do love for America.

“When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.'”
— Theodore Roosevelt

The digital wasteland

Too much information on the information superhighway. As someone born in the 1950s, I feel like I’m bridging the gap between the ‘old world’ and the ‘new world’. FYI you young people, looking up answers in the old days consisted of going to the book shelf and choosing the encyclopedia volume that corresponded with the first letter of your question. The information was likely very good but it could easily have been 25 years or more since the said encyclopedia article was written!

Nowadays if someone dies or is impeached that information will have been edited into Wikipedia by the end of the day if not a couple of hours. Moss is not to be found growing on the IS (information superhighway). It shares many aspects with a conventional highway. Rude drivers. Traffic tie-ups. Accidents. Potholes. Highway bandits and scam artists. Hitchhikers. You can get lost. Its all there.

Another aspect I recently noticed was the boredom of “routine”, like taking the same route to work everyday, it can become rather tedious. Having been kicked off Twitter long ago, two of my favorite sites were Facebook and Gab. Facebook is so slow compared to Twitter. As has been said before Twitter is like ‘crack’ to news junkies. It is fast. Plus there are just a lot of vile people on FB. Liberals lurking about on conservative pages like trolls under a bridge.

Gab is okay once you get all the Nazis, racists and anti-Semites blocked. Some real good people. I’ve noticed a curious little aspect of it though. 2 of the absolute best people left and never came back. One was the group moderator, Dave Gilchrist and the other was a regular contributor, Diane Shearer. He was religious about hitting ‘Like’ when people contributed to his group. She was arguably the best contributor.

Both left. I can’t say for sure, but I wonder if it wasn’t due to a lack of reciprocity. Like society in general the internet is absolutely filled with selfish individuals. Most of it is a dark, violent Darwinian nightmare. Survival of the fittest. Gab to a large degree is filled with Twitter’s rejects and people who are very cynical people for other reasons. Norms wouldn’t catch the meaning of half that was said there.

But FB & Gab were getting very tiresome. So I started to visit some of my old haunts from nearly 20 years ago. The first was World Net Daily. It may be the conservative website most likely to brush up against the edge. One slightly more traditional site is Newsmax (spellcheck doesn’t even recognize its spelling). The New Revere (as in ‘Paul’) gave me their choice for ‘The Top 100’ conservative websites.

While a lot of them might be more accurately put in the Top 100 Republican sites, there are some interesting choices. One I had completely forgotten about was Free Republic. All these years later and Jim Robinson is still running it. I don’t begin to understand that site at this point, but it is interesting. Absent was The New American. Rush, Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter and Steyn all had their websites in the “Top 100”.

Once you start branching out on the “information superhighway”, you feel a little like a first time driver suddenly placed on the Los Angeles freeway system. As I wound up this post and got ready to hit ‘publish’, the thought occurred to me; are there commie lib sites like these? Is there a list of Top 100 Liberal sites?

The bottom line is, while there is more information available to a person today than in the days of the World Book encyclopedia, there is unquestionably less wisdom. As I have said for 20 years, it is very easy to get bogged down in “factoids”, and completely miss the big picture. I also apologize for the lack of bold and italicized words in this post that would normally make it more visually appealing. WordPress.com has put a serious hurt on my blogging ability with their inability to give me a fully functioning platform.

[As an interesting little postscript I thought I’d describe the sites I landed on so as to get off Facebook, Twitter and Gab. Free Republic turned out to be a bust, incredibly bad site design, no feedback on your comments and they are moderated, plus they have a lot of RINOs. World Net Daily is really good, though you don’t get much feedback on your comments. Great articles, though not as fast a turnover as some sites. You sign in with something like Disqus to comment. The #1 conservative site according to The New Revere was FOX News. They are pretty darn good. Lots of feedback on comments, easy to signup to comment. Lot of good turnover of articles. Probably the worst thing about FOX is that they are a target for liberals. CNN as an example doesn’t have “comments”, so the liberals have no where to go to shoot off their idiot mouths. Regrettably they seem to end up on FOX. You are able to give them a ‘thumbs down’, but otherwise of course I don’t engage them. No the most interesting site I saved for last: Western Journal. I consider myself fairly aware of conservative organizations, but I had never heard of WJ. Their conservatism seems more paleo than neo, which is good, they have an easy signup and good content selection.]

Maybe cigars weren’t such a good idea?

Rush (Limbaugh) announced yesterday he had lung cancer. Big surprise, he smoked cigarettes until 1984 or so and cigars since then. I know a little about his history, I’ve listened to him for over 25 years. He’s going to be going through what a lot of ordinary people go through everyday. Like with Kobe though, some people forget 8 others died in that helicopter. For some reason sympathy is in direct proportion to the dead person’s cash holdings.

Rush put country club Republicans on the map. The Trump supporter he ended up being is not where he started. Like Sean Hannity, they went through an evolution in their thinking. Whereas I liked Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul 25 years ago, he didn’t. Rush was very suspicious of movers and shakers. He was very good distraction through the work day, usually.

But I guess what hit me today was his long love affair with cigars. A magazine I never would have heard of except for him, was ‘Cigar Aficionado’. What I gathered was that was where you heard about the fine cigars of the day. What cigar went well with what “adult beverage”. Smoking a cigar on the golf course. Smoking a cigar after a fine meal. Stuff the average person would never have known about cigars.

How many people did he turn-on to cigars? People who got addicted? People who might come down with cancer themselves in 25 years or so? Rush the super-millionaire made smoking cigars cool. Fashionable. But he did end up with lung cancer. So in the end, how smart was it to smoke cigarettes for 15 years and cigars for 35? After he made it sound so cool for so many decades, is he now going to do ‘quit smoking’ PSAs?

Yes we will get fooled again

My how times have changed. The above picture is the rock group The Who singing ‘We Won’t Get Fooled Again’, which is clearly not true. Their rock anthem was sounding the alarm not to trust anyone in the government or over the age of 30. Now Lefties want total government! The day of the Iowa Caucuses causes many thoughts to run through the mind. One of the most egregious is the Democrat candidates insistence on open borders.

In 2001 we let 19 Muslim visa overstays use airplanes to kill 3,000 Americans. Congress in response to not enforcing existing laws, naturally enacts new laws. All this was done in the name of a “war on terror”. Terror being the politically correct name for Muslims being Muslims. 2 days ago it came out the FBI arrested an important Al Qaeda member hiding out in Arizona, no doubt having waltzed across the wide-open southern border. In the 19 years since the ‘war on terror’ began, I never was sure how that war could be prosecuted with no control of who comes in the country?

I figure Democrats (and a good many Republicans) are absolute morons. That’s the only explanation I have for this absurdity. Just staggering. Half the country follows these morons. Half the Republicans are stinking RINOs that believe the exact same thing. It means me and a few others are surrounded by 3/4ths stupid. Its a scary thought.

What happened to: “Its time to coalesce”

In the previous 100 years when Republicans nominated one of their chumps for President, when the primary was over and conservatives were shafted once again, the refrain was, “Its time to unify behind the candidate!” (minor exception for Reagan) Why, we were one Big Tent! “Put the small differences aside, in the end, we’re all Republicans!” So went the chorus.

Funny thing though, once the 2016 primary was over, the never-Trumpers just doubled down. When the 2016 election was over, the RINOs just got more vociferous in their hatred of the Donald. When the Inauguration was over his own party STILL hated him. Let alone the riots and impeachment over nothing from the Democrats. What happened to coalescing? What happened to unification? What happened to putting our personal feelings aside? What happened to winning one for the Gipper?

I am baffled, I am stymied, I am confused! What happened to the big tent? Why did you take your ball and go home? Why is this time different?

“Geographic resonance”

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the latest poll is leading in New Hampshire by 12% points. This is dismissed by the media because he is from “neighboring Vermont” (and they don’t like him, which is also a key ingredient). I discovered this phenomena is 2016, this rule that a win doesn’t count if your home state touches the one in which you won. Now I know for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker they didn’t apply this rule. He should have won Iowa, he didn’t.

He also should have won Minnesota, Illinois and Michigan (you may think Wisconsin doesn’t touch Michigan because of that big ol’ lake, but I got news for you bucko, it does. Its called Michigan’s “upper peninsula”. Which brings in another question does the theory still hold when separated by a body of water? And at first blush I would have to say ‘terra oozing’ of votes couldn’t apply. It seems votes only transfer over ground, not water).

John Kasich would have seemed to be a sure thing being from “neighboring Ohio” (it touching 5 other states, and large ones at that). The heart of the country and all that. But all he picked up were hotdog eating trophies, with the odd pizza eating contest thrown in. Now the ideal candidate would seem to be the one from Tennessee. That state touches 8 others! And if this political cooties theory really held true, you’d think all President’s would come from there.

No Bernie seems to be in the worst position to benefit from geographic resonance, Vermont only touches 3 states, New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire (if you even want to count them as a real state). Though it would seem to explain the lack of Presidents from Alaska and Hawaii.

[Yes I did delve into the absurd in this post. On purpose. I was attempting to highlight the absurdity of the way the media went over the top to dismiss Sanders. They patently ignored him in 2015 until December of that year. He was drawing crowds of 25,000 and Hillary couldn’t draw flies. Then at the Iowa Caucus they wouldn’t release the raw vote totals, which makes me pretty confident Bernie won.]

CO2

Atmospheric pollution concept: CO2 formula

I can’t even remember the name, ‘Conference at Iron Lake’? (1964) The Bilderberg types saw that communism wasn’t sustainable as the existential threat to mankind to continually whip us into a frenzy for more control and more tax dollars, so they chose “environmentalism” as the new threat that would never end. The ultimate Boogeyman.

Think about that, the globe’s a big place, there will always be something to “fix”. Endless taxation and social engineering.

Enter the Environmentalism Class that suddenly became a class option in my 1972 junior high curriculum. (Another good “ism” is terrorism. Most of the ills in the world are identified by an ‘ism’, socialism, communism, humanism…) Should environmentalism ever fail as the catalyst du jour, they are prepping (with their DNA swapping experiments) to have an ‘alien’ ready to go as the Threat From Outer Space!

Too dumb to vote

Dear Citizens of Maine:

I regret to inform you that your right to vote is hereby rescinded, effective immediately. We had hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but your insistence on continually electing Susan Collins to the Senate, cannot be tolerated. We can tolerate Democrats, and we can tolerate Republicans, but this whole ‘Benedict Arnold’ thing has to stop.

You will be glad to know you won’t be the only State to lose this Right. We are in the process of removing all voting booths from Arizona, Utah, Kentucky and Alaska as well. This sort of dipshitery cannot be tolerated or allowed to spread. We must nip it in the bud!

You’ll get over it, and will likely find something else to do with your time. People of your intellectual ability should have no problem with finger-painting or binge watching episodes of The Kardashians. Your water supply will be tested to see if that’s what’s making you so damn stupid.

Signed;

The Committee to Stop Dipshitery

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