Sunday, March 1, 2020

Dr. Jack Devere Minzey, born 6 October 1928, died 8 April 2018, was the Department Head of Education at Eastern Michigan University as well as a prolific author of numerous books, most of which were on the topic of Education and the Government role therein. 
(Editor's note)This was the last of his works: 

Civil War:  How do civil wars happen?  By Dr. Jack Devere Minzey

Two or more sides disagree on who runs the country.  And they can't settle the question through elections because they don't even agree that elections are how you decide who's in charge.  That's the basic issue here.  Who decides who runs the country? When you hate each other but accept the election results, you have a country.  When you stop accepting election results, you have a countdown to a civil war.

The Mueller investigation was about removing President Trump from office and overturning the results of an election.  We all know that.  But it's not the first time they've done this.  The first time a Republican president was elected this century, they said he didn't really win.  The Supreme Court gave him the election.  There's a pattern here

What do sure odds of the Democrats rejecting the next Republican president really mean?  It means they don't accept the results of any election that they don't win.  It means they don't believe that transfers of power in this country are determined by elections.  That's a civil war.

There's no shooting.  At least not unless you count the attempt to kill a bunch of Republicans at a charity baseball game practice.  But the Democrats have rejected our system of government.  

This isn't dissent  It's not disagreement.  You can hate the other party.  You can think they're the worst thing that ever happened to the country.  But then you work harder to win the next election.  When you consistently reject the results of elections that you don't win, what you want is a dictatorship.

Your very own dictatorship.

The only legitimate exercise of power in this country, according to Democrats, is its own.  Whenever Republicans exercise power, it's inherently illegitimate The Democrats lost Congress.  They lost the White House.  So what did they do?  They began trying to run the country through Federal judges and bureaucrats.  Every time that a Federal judge issues an order saying that the President of the United States can't scratch his own back without his say so, that's the civil war.

Our system of government is based on the constitution, but that's not the system that runs this country.  The Democrat's system is that any part of government that it runs gets total and unlimited power over the country.

If the Democrats are in the White House, then the president can do anything.  And I mean anything.  He can have his own amnesty for illegal aliens.  He can fine you for not having health insurance.  He can use the IRS as his own police force and imprison citizens who speak against him.  He can provide guns and money (Fast and Furious) (Iran nuclear deal) to other countries to support his own agenda, and watch while one of America's Ambassador's is dragged through the streets and murdered doing nothing to aid our citizens.  His power is unlimited.  He's a dictator.  But when Republicans get into the White House, suddenly the President can't do anything.  He isn't even allowed to undo the illegal alien amnesty that his predecessor illegally invented.  A Democrat in the White House has 'discretion' to completely decide every aspect of immigration policy.  A Republican doesn't even have the 'discretion' to reverse him.  That's how the game is played.  That's how our country is run. Sad but true, although the left hasn't yet won that particular fight.

When a Democrat is in the White House, states aren't even allowed to enforce immigration law.  But when a Republican is in the White House, states can create their own immigration laws.  Under Obama, a state wasn't allowed to go to the bathroom without asking permission.  But under Trump, Jerry Brown can go around saying that California is an independent republic and sign treaties with other countries.  The Constitution has something to say about that.  Whether it's Federal or State, Executive, Legislative or Judiciary, the left moves power around to run the country.  If it controls an institution, then that institution is suddenly the supreme power in the land.  This is what I call a moving dictatorship

Donald Trump has caused the Shadow Government to come out of hiding:  Professional government is a guild.  Like medieval guilds.  You can't serve in if you're not a member.  If you haven't been indoctrinated into its arcane rituals.  If you aren't in the club. And Trump isn't in the club.  He brought in a bunch of people who aren't in the club with him.

Now we're seeing what the pros do when amateurs try to walk in on them.  They spy on them, they investigate them and they send them to jail.  They use the tools of power to bring them down.

That's not a free country.

It's not a free country when FBI agents who support Hillary take out an 'insurance policy' against Trump winning the election.  It's not a free country when Obama officials engage in massive unmasking of the opposition.  It's not a free country when the media responds to the other guy winning by trying to ban the conservative media that supported him from social media.  It's not a free country when all of the above collude together to overturn an election because the guy who wasn't supposed to win did.

Have no doubt, we're in a civil war between conservative volunteer government and a leftist socialist Democrat professional government.

Well now Pilgrims and Patriots, having read the above, I suggest two things:  forward this very timely, very important analysis to those whom you believe think like you do (and those that don't) and make sure you vote on every Election day!"
The financial and commercial disruption will dwarf the medial effects of COVID-19. China is "only" 28% of the work's manufacturing BUT, much of that manufacturing is parts and sub-assemblies of goods made in other countries, especially US. And it is shut down and [announced that] do not expect new container shipping until June. That hits the American Railroad and Trucking industries.
Wuhan is not the modern city it is because of its entertainment industry. It is a major manufacturing center of 11 mil. They are already suffering general, if not total, food shortage.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

You say the Shadow Government doesn't exist. To say that is have undeserved trust in a Government. 
We are called "conspiracy theorists" for entertaining the suspicion the one more time the Government is FSCKing us. You say "Snopes said it never happened" but you heard it or saw it. So excuse me for believing this is misinformation too.
From spraying virii into the New York and San Francisco subways to "Miss Ever's Boys"* in the Tuskeegee Experiment, the Government has consistently disregarded the knowing consent of participants in their projects.
For the first five years here, just fifty miles North of me, The Government and Lockheed had  an little known unshielded nuclear reactor reacting suspended 50 feet in the air for "research". Basically "to see what happens." Shh! It's a secret.

So you think the Government has gotten honest? Never happen. Lord Acton was correct. Trump is the only one who ever even tried. No wonder they hate him so much. Don Quixote de la Trump. It was a fool's errand. Everyone knows that everyone there is enriching themselves at the public trough above and beyond their legal compensation. Every last one will deny it. You don't mess with a good thing. And they don't give a shit about you!

We like the blame the people at the top, especially if they are not on "our team". But the truth is Party is immaterial posturing debate over trivialities of things they never should have meddled in to begin with. The problem is at every level from top to bottom. And is inherent not in real capitalism, but in this Government dominated capitalism. There is a word for that. a word whose meaning, even in the dictionary has altered over the decades. Now used by the Left to describe anyone who disagrees with them.
And the Webster definition is now "a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual".
When the man who presented the world the Movement described it it was a financial system based on capitalism but controlled by the Government. Private ownership of Property and Government control,  Fascism. It's what we have kids.

We even had a bit of a headstart on Mussolini but we won't call it that. "What's good for General Motors is good for the US". No one said that Government control would be bad for the companies. Labyrinthine rules and regulations never voted in Congress but passed to an Administrative system the an army of unelected bureaucrats. The rules exist in many places to be difficult understand and comply with. They provide a barrier to entry as the cost in money and time block off competition to the established players who are big enough to afford to comply.
But do we have to have the endless wars?

 On Trump
My, look at how the powers that be hate him.  
It seems curious that putting a person who actualy was on the paying side of the equation and loved the "us deplorables" is so reviled by the Elites and the people on the taking side. Not at all. He is up-setting their good thing. He is rocking the boat. He is overturning the apple-cart. He is overturning the tables in the Temple. and they don't like it.

On his taxes. I am not this least bit interested in the theatrics of his taxes. Theatrics? Yes that's all it is. There is a point where you cross-over from the chance of being audited by the IRS to the certainty of it to being continually audited. The Trump organization was large enough to be continually audited. And they are better at it than the U. S. Congress. Between the zealousness of the usual IRS Agent and the Lois Lerners still lurking in there, if there had been anything, we would have known it before he was even Nominated.

* HBO softened the story a good bit. Covering for the Gov't again?

Friday, February 21, 2020

To escape my scorning and boring teachers. I read the dictionary cover-to-cover, several versions; and the Encyclopedia topic-by-topic. They were much more interesting than the assigned readings. Probably more educational as well.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Luxomni is vulgar Latin for 'all light' not 'Light for all". That would be 'Lux pro omnia.' The latter would imply the ownership of the light provided was the givers to be given.

       The same with  the rights listed in the Constitution which President Obama decried as "negative rights"; the sine qua non of our nation's founding, the line in the sand beyond which the Government shall not go. Without which the "Several States" would not have banded together to be a Nation, the Bill of Rights.  
      A right is not the Government's to give us. It can only deny them. A right is inherent in our birth. No 'Right' can compel the actions of another soul.

     So is healthcare a right? There is a lot of compulsion to go around, taxpayers, providers, pharmaceutical companies, the pensions that are invested in them,hospitals, Doctors & Nurses and finally patients. That doesn't quite sound like a Right.

Thinking of the Big Bang Theory TV show, I realized that I identified a bit too much with Sheldon Cooper although I have not as great a memory anymore. The writers had really intended us to identify with  Leonard, the George Antrobus, the every man. But no, though not as totally emotionless as Sheldon, much of my thought processes mimic his.
Typing has become more difficult because it is the primary time  my obsessive compulsiveness kicks in, and in my old age my typing is getting worse as I hit adjacent keys instead of the ones I want. Meanwhile the thought pattern is still going into overdrive pursuing ideas, yet at the same time justifying every definition and statement. Hence, Almost ever statement contains the word 'and' two clarifying words of the type which un-worded people would tease me as 25¢ words. (I wonder how much large words are worth today? Last I heard, a dollar.*) More than merely highly precision-ed indecisiveness? The words have concrete meanings. Or could it be depth of inquiry. an excess of options to choose from and so many more to try. The bounds of unlimited curiosity. And our ever-present Master of those boundaries? Time. 
*Does anyone know if strippers exotic dancers take Bitcoin?
How many ₿ for a pole dance?