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Collectivism Through Indoctrination, A Revolt Against Humanity

“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.” ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Sometimes one has to be blunt. Considering human behavior, there is no other way, unless mediocrity, apathy, and stupidity are what are sought. Humans regard themselves as the most intelligent of all creatures, but reality seems to contradict this assumption. The human condition is disturbing to say the least, this due in large part to the fact that logic and independent thought are not often evident, especially in the crowd. Murder, war, torture, divisiveness, hatred, perversion, self-mutilation, thievery, rape and rampant ignorance are all evident, and yet humans consider themselves to be most intelligent and superior. And Americans as a rule think they are not only superior but also exceptional to everyone else.

Today’s America has become little more than a mob. A group or collective can be as few as two people, or as many as group together in a mass with like thinking or objectives. The most devastating aspect of the mob, regardless of size, is that intelligent thought disappears when crowds gather. This is true whether the group is random or knowingly structured for any specific purpose.

  One of the major reasons for this is the planned and implemented mind destruction that is evident in the state run “public” school system. It is the tool used to extinguish the individual intellect of the masses at large, thereby creating a society of subservient and obedient citizens. That is the mission it was founded upon, and it has been completely successful in that endeavor. Compulsory schooling is a virtual prison environment, where all are relegated to be a compliant cog in the wheel of the school society. All are bound by the same rules, the same curriculum, and the same mundane structure. The only difference in public schooling and the prison system as I see it, is that the school system preys on children while the prison system preys on adults.

This collectivist ideology destroys all order, and creates aggression or violent chaos by pitting the mob against the individual. This is by design. The controllers of the state understand this, and have over time through indoctrination and brainwashing used these government schools to advance collective thought, while shunning the individual and individual thought.  This brainwashing of the young by state institutions, and almost from birth, has in large part been responsible for breeding a society steeped in socialism. The mantra of many schools, including those in my town, is “School, community, state, and nation.” The idea drilled into these heads full of nothing is that they do not count. Only the group is special. This of course is backward, but what chance do these children have when their parents have already accepted this communistic mindset, and their obedient “educators” are little more than ignorant complicit pawns of the state.

When groups are formed by like thinking people with a single objective, stupidity is the result. Intelligent and critical thought exists only with the individual, never with the group. A group of individuals can and do exist, but once opinions are formed by the group as a whole, individuality and objective thought are lost. This is evident throughout our society.

Since we are currently in the midst of another mindless election, consider the ridiculous spectacle of voting, another group endeavor. It is most definitely a circus environment made up of a giant collective, one in which millions of these trained seals called citizens fight over which party will rule over them. The bottom line of this insanity is that half of this group hates the other half, although both vote for the same things. There is no tangible difference between either of the parties, so the voters fight tooth and nail to accomplish nothing. This idiocy has been going on since the beginning, and what has it accomplished? It has accomplished nothing other than divisiveness, hate, and loss of liberty. To paraphrase Einstein, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. I agree, but it is also stupidity exemplified.

The individual is being replaced by the worship of community. This is a basic tenet of Communism. The basis of this country’s political system, as is the case with all political systems, is that the group or mob is more important than the individual. Once the individual is destroyed, nothing of value remains. Freedom is impossible to achieve or hold when the group has power over the individual. Critical thinking disappears.

Collectivism is nurtured and grows out of group ideology. These ideological transgressions provide the easier way, and human nature is attracted to this concept of false security and laziness. Ideological thought is normally very attractive to specific social situations, and therefore is sought by large numbers of people banding together in society. Once these large numbers of people accept the group ideology, a disease of sorts is established. Ignorance and malevolent behavior are the result of this sickness. This disease affects the souls of the masses involved, and the masses are the creators of the state. In other words, the state is a product of those who create it out of loyalty to the group, and the ensuing destruction is collectively endorsed. Whether this consent of the group is implied or explicit matters not, as the consequences remain the same.

Why do so many blindly accept the idea of collectivism? Why do those who created and support the state apparatus blame those they hired to rule over them instead of taking personal responsibility? As I see it, the people are responsible for their own fate, and the years of indoctrination they experienced in early life help guarantee that fate.

Since the basis for this groupthink paradigm begins at an early age, it is imperative that any solution sought to remedy this psychotic collective mentality should begin by abolishing compulsory schooling. A daunting task indeed, but necessary if individual intelligence, common morality, and entrepreneurial spirit are to be restored. There is genius in the free individual but only ignorance in the collective mind.

 “Schools teach exactly what they are intended to teach and they do it well: how to be a good Egyptian and remain in your place in the pyramid.” 
John Taylor Gatto, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

When individualism is replaced by collectivism, sanity and intelligence are sacrificed for false safety and chaotic ignorance. What remains is emptiness and slavery.

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The Slow Death of Julian Assange

The plight of Julian Assange continues to worsen. Some believe that he will have his day in court, but the odds of fair and impartial treatment for Assange are in my opinion zero.

In a stroy on Druge this morning, it was revealed that the U.S. Justice Department named Julian Assange in a court filing. While this was supposedly a mistake, he was named, and this is very telling.

“In one sentence, the prosecutor wrote that the charges and arrest warrant “would need to remain sealed until Assange is arrested in connection with the charges in the criminal complaint and can therefore no longer evade or avoid arrest and extradition in this matter.” In another sentence, the prosecutor said that “due to the sophistication of the defendant and the publicity surrounding the case, no other procedure is likely to keep confidential the fact that Assange has been charged.”

I believe that procedures are already in place to arrest Assange and charge him with crimes against the state. I also suspect that deals have been made by the U.S. with Ecuador and the U.K. Once Assange is turned over by Ecuador, the British authorities will arrest him and extradite him to the U.S. As I see it, his life will be over if this happens.

Virtually everyone in Washington is afraid of what Assange knows and can verify. Clinton, much of Congress, the CIA, and even Trump are all gunning for him. What chance does Assange have given his enemies. All of his enemies are also enemies of all of us, and they will not risk being exposed once they have their hands on this persecuted truth teller.

There are reasons why the Military Commissions Act was implemented in 2006 and why it remains in place today. It allows for the “legal” torture or execution of Assange. The only defense Assange has at this point is public opinion, and what hope is that given the ignorance and apathy of the average American sheep?

At this time, the only hope for Assange in my opinion is a daring escape and safe passage out of the U.K. That seems to be the only possible option for this hero.

 

 

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The Circus of Fools is Upon Us

Yes, this Tuesday another election will be settled. The sheep will be both crying and applauding depending on which of their monkeys go to the top of the trees. There will be chaos, violence, and unending rhetoric concerning this irrelevant nonsense.

The irony in all of this is the apparent mentality of voting. It is a game for fools, but considered by those who participate as a sacred event. Each one believes that he can make a difference, and that his vote counts. He will even wear a button to prove that he is responsible, when in fact he should suffer the same effect as when he was bad in school in the past. He should be made to wear a dunce hat. Honesty suggests that dunce hats should replace “I voted” stickers. At least more truth would be evident, and more sanity might emerge.

I do not fully understand why I always believed that publicly choosing a ruler to lord over me was wrong. Maybe logic was my savior, but even logic cannot explain the passion exhibited by those who voluntarily choose their master, and then think that makes them free. This is a contradiction that is impossible to overcome.

This time might be more interesting, as a breakdown in the fabric of society could happen, and cause total panic in the streets. I am looking forward to the entertainment, especially if the red team survives the blue team assault. No difference will be evident regardless of who wins, but the fireworks will be much more explosive when the socialist side goes berserk if the fascist side wins.

I will be at home on Tuesday, and in fact might even go to a real circus. That seems appropriate. I of course will never vote, so I will have a right to complain. Voting means that whatever happens is the fault of those who cast a ballot. If you are one of those, you have voluntarily accepted the process, and have absolutely no right to complain. It is your fault!

 

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The Constitution of Unlimited Federal Authority

“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.” 
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 Friedrich Nietzsche

Once again I have been reminded that September 17th was Constitution Day, the federal observance of the ratification of that power giving political document. How unwarranted to honor this piece of parchment that was used to vastly increase federal power. In fact, it was prepared in complete secrecy behind locked doors, with armed guards for security during the process. Given that the members of the constitutional convention were drafting what is now referred to as the “law of the land,” a completely new governing system, the total secrecy and reasons given for that secrecy have never proved valid in my opinion. In addition, the claim that this document protected liberty, while at the same time politicians plotted in secret to overthrow the current system for one of their choosing, one that created a much more powerful central federal system, is a contradiction impossible to ignore.

It is no secret that I do not worship the Constitution as so many seem to do. Most hold it sacred, and a few hold it in contempt. I am in the latter camp. When I take a pragmatic approach in analyzing this loose set of rules constructed by a small group of politicians, I find holes that are difficult if not impossible to repair. This leads me to understand that there is more to this document than meets the eye. In other words, it is not something to be sanctified; it deserves much scrutiny. This is the opposite approach from the norm, but one that allows open investigation of those who drafted it and their true motives, instead of shrouding them under a protective  No Treason: The Consti…Lysander SpoonerBest  

Can anyone even imagine today a few politicians on their own and in secret, Democrats or Republicans, or any combination of the two, overhauling the government, creating a new set of rules replacing the current government, and drafting those rules by secret ballot?

“If only we could get back to the Constitution.” I have heard this phrase uttered an untold number of times, but what does it mean? It means nothing to me, for it is not a worthwhile argument or for that matter, any argument at all. It places reverence on a political document, and any thinking person should be able to understand that if the protection of individual rights is due to a constitution drafted by politicians, then he has no rights at all.

Politicians, legal scholars, professors, academics, and any number of others are fond of claiming that the U.S. Constitution severely limits government, and protects the individual from tyranny. They claim that all federal powers are explicitly limited due to the written restrictions contained in that “founding” document. This is simply not true.  Where are these so-called restrictions? There are none as far as I see in Article 1, Section 8, and this is the one article that outlines all the powers of Congress. In part, it authorizes the power to tax, to provide for the common defense, to provide for general welfare, to borrow money at will, to regulate all commerce, to coin (control) money, among many other powers. In addition, the final power authorized in the powers clauses allows government to make any laws necessary for carrying out these powers. Reading this section of the Constitution, regardless of the rest of this document, and believing that government power is restricted is an exercise in futility. The government certainly has never viewed its power as restricted, and for good reason.

There are those who choose to defend the Constitution by isolating the different powers mentioned, especially by using what the Founders said in non-binding papers, private letters, and after its drafting to support their argument. This is usually a defense based upon the “intent” of the signers. This is not only an empty argument, but is an impossible claim. Pretending to understand the intent of a politician in the 18th century is ludicrous when considering how written law should be interpreted. Even if particular individuals responsible for drafting the Constitution spoke out later to clarify what they actually meant, how is this useful given that the document had already been implemented and made law with only the original language evident?

One example worth mentioning is the continual argument about the general welfare clause. This was mentioned twice in the body of the Constitution. The first was in the preamble, which is irrelevant, due to the fact that no power was given, and could not be given in that section of the Constitution. But it was mentioned again in the powers given to Congress in Article 1, Section 8. There, explicit power was given for Congress to provide for the general welfare. Because nothing specific is outlined concerning this power, no restriction is evident. That is why Congress from the very beginning, due to this non-specific language, abused its power concerning the general welfare clause.

Yes, Madison and others claimed that the general welfare provision in the Constitution was never meant to be an unlimited power for spending or for any number of other abuses by Congress. Do his words mean anything given that the language granting those powers was never changed? Why were all the powers given in Article 1 of the Constitution so broad in nature in the first place if they were intended to be restrictive? Open-ended language granting power to government is never able to restrict, it is only an allowance for abuse. Whether accidental or by design, it has been a nightmare, and if the original language was unclear, why has it never been amend The Know Your Bill of …Sean PatrickBest Price:  

Due to the language used in Article 1, Section 8, it is much more evident that this spending can be justified more easily than it cannot. Words mean things, and the words in the Constitution, especially in the powers clauses, are not meant to restrict, but to allow for unlimited interpretation. The drafters of the Constitution were some of the most brilliant minds of the time, but those defending the Constitution and its framers must assume they were idiots. Why would they allow such loose language, language that obviously would be misconstrued and abused? If they wanted to put into law clear restrictions on government, why would they be so careless by not being specific in their demands? Why would they leave open to doubt the powers of government if liberty is what they sought?

If freedom and liberty are to be evident in this society, government must be held down. No constitution can save us, nor can it provide liberty for the individual. No constitution written by politicians should be revered. It should instead be shunned. The enemy of freedom is government, and if any government is to exist, it should have only one mission and only enough power to protect that singular mission. That is to protect the natural rights of the individual, nothing more.  Consider these words of wisdom by Ludwig von Mises:

Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who are asking for more government interference are asking ultimately for more compulsion and less freedom.”

No truer words have ever been spoken. The only way to have government by the people is to have little or no government at all.

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Hitler in Control of America?

This quote from Lew Rockwell speaks volumes about the blind apathy and complete lack of knowledge of the American citizen. Apathy and ignorance at this level is brutally dangerous.

“[Hitler] suspended the gold standard, embarked on huge public-works programs like autobahns, protected industry from foreign competition, expanded credit, instituted jobs programs, bullied the private sector on prices and production decisions, vastly expanded the military, enforced capital controls, instituted family planning, penalized smoking, brought about national healthcare and unemployment insurance, imposed education standards, and eventually ran huge deficits.”  ~Llewellyn H. Rockwell, “Hitler’s Economics”

Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon took the U.S. off the gold standard, Nixon levying the final blow in 1971. Huge “public works” programs have been constant since, “jobs” programs are rampant, protectionism through tariffs and legislation is constant, expanded credit has surpassed all reality via printing worthless paper money, and fascist policies controlling prices and production are obvious. Capital controls and family planning are in place, smoking has been effectively outlawed, national healthcare and unemployment insurance are solidly in place, forced compulsory schooling with total government control has been in place for decades, and the deficits in this country are beyond imagination.

And there is even more. It seems as if Hitler’s plans have been accepted and emulated by the American controllers and its government. Hitler is called a monster, the most hated man of all time, and yet the U.S. nationstate has done exactly what Hitler did in Germany, except to a higher level, including the murder and genocide of millions. And the citizenry has no clue whatsoever, nor do they even care about this obvious correlation.

The American masses have embraced most all the policies of Hitler, and apparently they don’t even know it. Hypocrisy or just plain stupidity? Take your pick.
 

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Lies Cannot Hide the Dark Side of Reality

By: Gary D Barnett

John McCain died Saturday, August 25, 2018. As expected, he is being lauded as a great American hero, is being called a special man, and being praised for his exemplary service to his country. More accolades are forthcoming, and the praise for this man coming out of Washington DC and its complicit media is rather sickening. In many cases, it is coming from the mouths of very suspect and evil political players. This is reprehensible.

Sometimes the truth hurts, but the truth is what matters the most. That is why it is of such great importance for all of us. Hiding from reality is not only shirking responsibility, but can be very harmful to what is right and just.

So who was John McCain? Most know the McCain portrayed by the media; that of a war hero shot down in Vietnam only to become a POW in an unpopular war. In fact, that war was nothing more than brutal murder affected against innocent people. Most of his life revolved around this persona, that of his suggested misfortune, of a hero protecting his country, and of bravery in the face of torture and solitary confinement. This false picture of McCain put him in the limelight, helped him in business, and propelled him into a powerful political position for life. None of this was warranted. As I see it, he was a maniacal warmonger with an ego to match.

I am not attempting to analyze the life of John McCain here in these few words, or go into any detailed accounting of his crimes, but only to unmask the false caricature of him portrayed by most of the media pundits. There is ample time now to expose the real John McCain, and to shed light on the dishonest eulogizing and glorification of this man so rampant in the news today.

McCain was a POW, and deserved that fate in my opinion. Unlike those young men forced into war by conscription, McCain voluntarily chose to murder the Vietnamese from high in the skies where he was not forced to see the heinous nature of his actions. For his efforts, he was shot down, captured, and held as a prisoner. There is much speculation about his time during capture, but we may never know the truth concerning all that happened while a prisoner. But what happened after his release is much more telling than his so-called heroism as a POW.

There is an enormous amount of evidencethat McCain used his political power to hide the fact that prisoners held in Vietnam after the war did exist. In other words, he purposely abandoned them. He gutted legislation meant to help prisoners, and he made ineffective the “Truth Bill”which would have made transparent the plight of missing prisoners of war. He did this by drafting his own bill, the  “McCain Bill,”which created a bureaucratic wall that blocked most documents that could have been released. Why would he do this? What was he attempting to hide? What was his motive?

John McCain had a checkered history of corruption, lying, and scandal. Regardless of his transgressions, he seemed always to escape mostly unscathed. Consider the Savings and Loan debacle, and its consequences for so many. McCain was the most blameworthy of the Keating Five in my opinion, but he used his POW status and the media to not only get out of harms way, but to save his political career in the process. These are not the actions of an honest man.

No one in Congress was more committed to war than John McCain. His position concerning war and killing was constant throughout his life.  His dedication to war was beyond that of most brutal dictators, but his position as a U.S. Senator allowed him to be praised here at home for behavior that would be condemned anywhere else in the world. Hypocrisy at this level is disturbing to say the least.

So who can forget the frivolous nature of his call for war when he laughingly sang “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran? That kind of outburst by McCain should not have been surprising, given that he was the consummate warmonger. He promoted aggressive war over his lifetime in countries including Bosnia, Kosovo, Georgia, North Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Libya, and Mali, among many others, and of course supported the war in Vietnam where he slaughtered innocents without remorse.

John McCain was no war hero, he was a war criminal. He was never a savior of “American values”, nor was he compassionate in life or politics. He had a violent temper, he was unmoving in his taste for killing, and he was corrupt. If the timing of this criticism seems harsh, so be it. The truth should not be foreign to us, especially now.

Lauding an unscrupulous politician upon his death, even as a simple matter of “respect,” is a deceitful practice clouded in lies. Without truth, more deceit follows, and more lies become evident. Honesty is the only proper way forward, so all should know the real John McCain.

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Those who speak truth to power in this day and age should fully realize the wrath they will face. It is a very dangerous game, and not for the timid. All those who seek and expose the truth, especially concerning … Continue reading

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Fascism: The American Way of Life

“All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” ~Benito Mussolini

Mussolini was not the originator of hatred of free markets and laissez faire, or of Fascism, a description more suited to Thomas Carlyle, but he was certainly the true father of Fascism. His ideology and opinions are key in any effort to understand real Fascism, the embodiment of the current U.S. political system.

The United States of America, regardless of the misguided belief by the masses that this is the land of the free, is undeniably by strict political definition, a Fascist oligarchy. Yes, there are some aspects of democracy, socialism, communism, and Marxism, but Fascism by the few is the ruling political ideology of today’s America.

This explains the obvious mindset of “American exceptionalism,” and the nonsensical belief America is the epitome of right and good. The root of this arrogant, obnoxious thinking has for generations been by state design. This notion is perpetuated throughout the life of all citizens by state indoctrination and brainwashing, beginning with government controlled schools that claim quasi-ownership of children from infancy to full adulthood. The aim of these institutions is to indoctrinate the masses to produce model citizens in a society that is loyal to community, city, state, and nation, and one opposed to self-interest, self-ownership and individualism.

In order for the State to successfully affect this system, all aspects of society have to function harmoniously with Fascist ideology, including the economy. The U.S. economy has been based upon Keynesianism for decades, a theory developed by John Maynard Keynes in the 1920s and 1930s during the Great Depression. Government intervention is a mainstay of Keynes theory; government interference and partnership with industry is the major tenet of Fascism.

Mussolini’s own description of Fascism was “Fascism is the marriage of corporation and state,” and “Fascism should rightly be called corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power.”

His characterization of John Maynard Keynes was as follows:

“Fascism entirely agrees with Mr. Maynard Keynes, despite the latter’s prominent position as a Liberal. In fact, Mr. Keynes’ excellent little book, The End of Laissez-Faire (l926) might, so far as it goes, serve as a useful introduction to fascist economics. There is scarcely anything to object to in it and there is much to applaud.”

Fascism is based upon a strong sense of national unity, nationalism, strong leadership, perpetual war, the absurdity of peace, the absolute nature of the State, and a hatred of self-interest and individualism. Fascism is a religion, just as Mussolini described, with a doctrine demanded by the State of its citizens

Today, the term “Fascist” is thrown around by politicians and the media, but rarely used in its proper context or correct description; its true meaning isn’t even understood by the proletariat at large.

One only has to consider the underlying tenets of Mussolini’s Fascism and how it is manifested in American society, in order to understand the correlation to its citizenry todayView any football game or any other sporting event to see the hatred of individualism and dissent. Consider the collective reverence given to the state, its flag, or other state symbols. Consider the unadulterated worship of the military and war. Consider the state of the Fascist economy, a house of cards waiting collapse due to Keynesian (Fascist) economics. Consider rampant nationalism. Consider the love and loyalty by the people of the corrupt and criminal political system, a two party system where only one immoral agenda is sought. Consider the promotion of racism by government forces through its politics of division. Consider “crony capitalism,” the power and influence of corporate America, and the partnership with government at every level.

Honesty demands that the truth be sought, and that it is believed when verified. Those who ignore the truth, those who hide their heads in the sand, those consumed by apathy, are doomed to face the consequences of that behavior. With Fascism, those consequences will be brutal, severe, and life changing. It is only a matter of time until this system fails. That inevitability will be epoch in nature. This is a foregone conclusion based on the insanity that has been cultivated over these many years. Preparation for very hard times is now warranted.

No one can know exactly how and when the collapse will occur, but the most likely catalyst points to a financial failure of great magnitude. There are other possibilities: nuclear war, monetary collapse, technological breakdowns due to fraud, theft, incompetence or any combination of these risks and others unmentioned.

Assuming the pathological lunatics in power do not press the red button beforehand, the Fed unwinding and resulting rise in interest rates will crash the system. This will not resemble recent temporary “market failures”. Instead, it will be long term devastation, much more massive in scale and destruction. It will be unstoppable. The unwinding of the Federal Reserve, now set to begin next fall, will cause the worst central bank failure in history, due to its creation of the largest asset bubble ever known. More credit expansion and a new bubble economy will be impossible, inasmuch as those options have been exhausted and no longer available to the central planners.

While this devastating downfall may force the end of our current Fascist state, there is no way to know what the resulting power structure will look like. Will there be some order in this scenario or total chaos? Only time will tell.

“If only we can give them faith that mountains can be moved, they will accept the illusion that mountains are moveable, and thus an illusion may become reality.” ~Benito Mussolini

Mussolini understood the psyche and weaknesses of the common man, and used that knowledge to advance his system of Fascism. The masses in America have willingly allowed those in powerful positions to control them, fool them, steal from them, lie to them, and murder them. When the day of reckoning arrives, will the masses awaken as individuals, or remain as sheep? Put differently, the masses prove Mussolini correct – or just another craven dictator?

 

Gary D. Barnett [send him mail] has been a financial advisor for 30 years, and now resides and works in Lewistown, Montana.

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An Exercise of Extreme Arrogance

Reading headlines in this day and age can be disturbing to any intelligent soul, but on occasion, the sheer stupidity of the headline causes one to pause. Today on Drudge, one headline states: “Iranian military boats veer dangerously close to US warship.” Of course, this came from Fox News, the mainstream leader in warmongering headlines.

One would have to think that this must have happened just off the U.S. coastline, maybe in New York harbor, right? Wrong, it happened just off the Iranian coastline, in the Strait of Hormuz, a strait that borders Iran. It is used as a travel route by oil tankers, but the U.S. sends it’s warships there against and in defiance of Iranian law. Iran requires that prior permission be granted before any warship enters the strait, but this is ignored by the U.S. military.

To put this in proper context, if Iran illegally patrolled directly off the east coast of the U.S. with its warships, patrolling from New York to Florida, and a U.S. vessel came close to that warship, Iran headlines would read, “U.S. military boats veer dangerously close to Iranian warship.”

The Strait of Hormuz connects the Persian Gulf with the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. At its narrowest point, the strait is but 21 miles wide, but the width of the shipping lane in either direction is only two miles, separated by a two-mile buffer zone.

Twenty one miles wide means that a U.S. warship traveling exclusively in the shipping lane, and we all know they travel outside that boundary, would be less than ten miles off the Iranian coast.

Does that mean, as it should, that heavily armed Iranian warships should have the right to travel ten miles off the U.S. coast? Of course not. That would be ridiculous, just as it is ridiculous for the U.S. military to claim that right directly off Iran’s coast.

This is asinine, and beyond comprehension, but the ignorant and apathetic American citizen will automatically consider Iran aggressive, without even having a clue where the Strait of Hormuz is located. Even with that common knowledge, many Americans would still assume that the U.S. has the right to go anywhere and in any country on earth it wishes, simply because the U.S. is exceptional.

My title of “An exercise of extreme arrogance” is in this case, a gross understatement!

 

 

 

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Is It Just Me?

I rarely if ever write about the political process or politicians, as I consider the process itself to be ludicrous, and politicians to be the worst among men. With that said, here goes.

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the next presidential election is looming, and the two “top” candidates chosen by the real controllers of this country, are Satan’s puppets in the likeness of clowns? Every four years, we all have to put up with the circus like atmosphere that surrounds what is said to be the most important election in the world. But how can the most important election in the universe come down to the new rulers of the planet being either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? Each election, I am truly amazed that the lowest form of humans rise to the top, and seemingly, no one seems to notice that the joke is on them.

When speaking of Donald Trump, the terms fascist, hypocrite, liar, a user of the system for personal gain, and a comedic ignoramus, come immediately to mind, but considering evil, he pales in comparison in my opinion, to his rival, Hillary Clinton. When I think of this woman, someone I have been familiar with since before I left Arkansas in 1985, she has been involved in countless scandals that involve everything from drug running, war mongering, thievery, corruption on a grand scale, and murder, just to mention a few. The actual list is staggering.

Please under no circumstances, think that I adhere to the idiotic notion of voting for the lesser of evils. I never vote, and I think the process is a fool’s game, and nothing less than a recipe for disaster.

But isn’t it telling of the total ignorance and apathy of the indoctrinated masses when this is what is considered the most important event of the time. This is when the American society at large selects their master and king for the next four years, one of two of the most despicable humans in the entire country. If it were not so horrible and dangerous, it would be laughable. But it certainly is not funny.

For those who participate in this absurdity, get out there you sheep, and throw yourselves in the camp of one or the other of what can only be considered as nefarious slime. And then run to the polls with exuberance at the chance that your candidate will win the game! But while reveling in self stupidity, it might be wise to build your bunker.

 

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