Minimum Wage Absurdity

The absurdity of these people always astounds me. It’s like they never outgrew their bible.

Here’s the deal. It’s complex, but not that complex. Anyone in 9th grade oughta be able to grasp it – which is why the bedwetters don’t/won’t/ can’t.

  1. A corporation is a THING, an inanimate object. It has no “duties,” moral, ethical or otherwise, any more than does your car or your carpet.
  2. The people who run public corporations have two duties. A legal duty to maximize shareholder earnings (really to ensure best use of company money/earnings/investment, which is the same thing) by making the most profit they can, and to obey applicable laws.
  3. Corporations stay in business in two ways: They minimize expenses, including salaries, and maximize profits by charging what the market will bear. Minimizing expenses doesn’t mean paying crap wages, but it does mean not paying more than one has to. For example, when I go look for a job I won’t take less than what I want, and firms won’t pay more than they must to get my skills. We reach a balance and I earn a living and they stay in business. If companies could get top-flight managers and executives for $50K, don’t you think they would do so?

That’s pretty easy. But there’s more. The bedwetters are picking on Wal-Mart today.

Wal-Mart serves a need – fairly good products at a price affordable by the bottom half of the Middle Class and below. If they raised their wages, they’d have to raise their prices. Then either they go out of business because everyone goes to Target – violating the trust (moral obligation) of their shareholders and investors and employees, or they layoff a bunch of people to bring expenses back in line with earnings. If they raised prices, who would be left without those goods? The lower classes. That’s moral? Then where do the go, the Thrift Shop? Suppose they laid off a substantial number of employees to be able to pay the remaining ones $15? Cool. But what about those now unemployed… What are the ethics there? What’s the morality of putting in the unemployment line 250,000 to pay 1,000,000 a buck an hour more – that the market didn’t force?

But – wait – if everyone paid more, then they could afford higher prices, right? Then you’re just reaching market equilibrium at a higher level and have accomplished nothing in reality. If a gallon of milk costs 10 min of my wages – 1/6th of an hour – then you give me a raise so that I can afford it in only 8 min of my hour, but then raise the price (to pay my new wage) back to 10 min of wages – what have you accomplished in the real world? Nothing insofar as that consumer is concerned. They may THINK / FEEL they’re getting paid more, but it’s a charade for the dumb. For those on fixed incomes – retired people, mostly – you’ve taken money out of their pocket, money that can’t be replaced, because THEIR treasury is fixed – they have no wages of which the price is a part. THAT is a moral disservice.

But – why not lower profits instead of raising prices? Won’t an equilibrium be reached in that way? Surely those investors can make less, right? No, they won’t. They’ll invest elsewhere and Wal-Mart will go out of business, unemploying 1.2M. The morality in that is…? And what about your IRA or a retired person’s pension that’s invested in Wal-Mart? They reduce prices, their value drops, those retired people are screwed.

If the Left wants to talk about obligations, moral, ethical and otherwise, then the education system has an obligation to educate people both to understand the above, and to be well-enough educated not to remain in low-wage/min wage jobs. And the education system is run by the Left – and it sucks. If it were doing its job, we wouldn’t be having min wage discussions. For two reasons. 1. people would grasp that minwages are dumb and that jobs with them – as long as we have minwage – are for kids and people entering the job market – not for raising a family. Want to raise a family? Take responsibility to educate yourself to get a better job. But it is NOT the responsibility of the State to get you a job or ensure you’re paid $X. There’s a word for that: “Communism,” and it ALWAYS provides worse results than does capitalism.

McDonald’s is probably going to be forced into raising wages. They’re bleeding profits globally right now as their market changes. What will they do? Labor costs will have passed the point of automation. In europe already – here, soon – they’ll install ordering kiosks, putting OUT of work all the kids at the counter. Next, they’ll put in automated burger-making machines that right now make 360 burgers an hour – better & more consistent burgers than the kids working there now. Do I support this? No. But I don’t support minwage. The government is making McDonalds (and others) make a choice they normally wouldn’t make. So – who, really – is putting those kids out of a job? Democrats. But – wait – the Democrats say they’re the party of the working class… so how can they be blamed for hurting the working class?

See above, under “education.” The Democrats ALWAYS harm the poor the most. Always have. Always will. Worst schools, property values, economic opportunities, crime, employment… all are in working class neighborhoods that have been voting for Democrats since 1932. And they’re still poor.

But the Left doesn’t get this. They are IDEOLOGICALLY committed to the absurd idea that just because you exist, you are worthy of a Middle Class lifestyle, earned or not. It’s like when Bill Clinton came into office. In the Army, Rangers wore black berets. They busted their asses to get through Ranger school to earn them. Bill thought that wasn’t fair, so he ordered EVERYONE to wear black berets. He thought it was fair that those who just showed up got the same honor as those who worked for it; what the Left does. What they Left hates: Personal responsibility.

The Left also are Luddites and Malthusians – and they’re always wrong there, too.

And they HATE progress. Look at their agendas. They cannot get past the Industrial Age; everything invented since is evil. AND THEY ARE DUMB. You may or may not recall that Obama made a statement back in about 2009 to the effect that ATMs put bank tellers out of a job. He didn’t grasp that reducing friction in GETTING money increased the velocity of money in the market – and CREATED more jobs. The Left is too stupid to be able to think more than one layer at a time, more than one step ahead. Really. No hyperbole.

What happened when unions priced themselves out of many industries? Those industries automated. Detroit used to have human-manned assembly lines for cars. Now they’re all manned by robots. Why? People started charging more than they were worth. What happened to the people? Many got another or better job, the older ones got permanently unemployed. Why? They demanded more than their company could pay – and remain in business. Goose that laid the golden egg: Dead. And if the line couldn’t be automated – it went overseas. Unless America is gonna put a big wall around the country, companies are going to go where their costs are lowest. This is Globalism, and it’s a fact of life. I disagree with it, but that’s a legal issue setup by the government. I don’t go to work to raise the standard of living of some kid in Pakistan. That’s Pakistan’s business. We can build all we need, and have nearly all the raw materials we need. We just need to get back to duties & tariffs, etc., to fund our government – and minimize government to make it fundable thereby. And don’t get me started on welfare. I have NO obligation to some dumb ghetto guy’s kids he’s left all over town. They’re HIS problem. And, no, that’s not a lack of empathy, as the Left fantasizes. If I take responsibility for one kid, what about the rest? If I take 10, what about the eleventh? Once you start down the slope of it being ANYONE’s responsibility to raise my kid other than me, you know what you get? You get $18T in debt – which is just about exactly what we’ve spent on welfare since LBJ started it in 1964. And that costs over $160B a year in interest, lowering the standard of living of all of us.

But the Right and Left both love Wall Street, and Wall Street loves low prices – which is why the GOP is now on the wrong side in the immigration debate. Wall Street would be perfectly happy if all of us were just poor enough to buy some of their stuff but not too much. Lowering wages by using illegals willing to work for a buck a day works just fine for the 1%. It works just fine for the bottom feeders. But the Middle Class will disappear over time – but no one cares because all the decision makers will be dead by then. Their kids will be fine. The poor will be out a Middle Class to rob, and the Middle Class will be extinct. Past their time horizon. Oh – and Democrats don’t have kids to worry about, so they don’t care at all, which is why they vote as they do. (Three – and only three – Leftist/Democrat political units exist in Western Civilization that have above-replacement fertility: HI, NM, NV. Not ONE country outside of the US is at 2.1 or above – and the US ONLY because of Red States.)

And why do the rich support Wall Street? Why do they support both Progressive political (really just one now) political parties? Because in today’s Baby Boomer uneducated crony capitalism (State capitalism) world, the rich vote for whoever will leave them alone (and buy politicians to steer billions their way), the poor vote for whoever will steal the most from workers to give to them (the Middle Class), and neither group expects – or votes – for liberty or freedom. The rich don’t need it and the poor prefer to eat. No one in a socialist world wants a Middle Class. They are unruly and actually think they deserve to keep what they earn, depriving government of giving it to the poor for their votes, and demanding a job – which costs more than giving it some illegal, which will lower prices and increase earnings per share.

The fascinating thing is that ANYONE in the Middle Class votes for Democrats, or, increasingly, for Republicans. See above, under “Education.”

Until and unless we start demanding the smartest college grads be our teachers (right now our teachers have the lowest SATs of any cohort in colleges – they are the least and the dimmest), and paying those – smart – teachers what they are worth and rejecting government sector unions (which even FDR rejected), things can only get worse.

Min wage is just the tip of the iceberg, and the Progressive Democrat/GOP are just re-arranging the chairs on the Titanic.

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Obama’s Gathering Storm

A friend recently wrote to me that the world today reminds her of the “Gathering Storm,” referring to Churchill’s book of that name documenting the lead-up to WW2 in Europe (which, if you have not yet read it, is a must for understanding that war – and today’s rising tensions). I wrote back that the better analogy is the sovietization of Russia under Lenin and Stalin, and the susbequent destruction of law, domestic personal liberties, markets, opportunity, living standards, education and employment, all of which American Democrats – assisted by their GOP “opponents” – are doing in our ever-more-expensive-less-free-former-protector-of-the-Free-World America.

The future will be better – it always is over time. Obama has come and he will go. His totalitarian ideology will wither and die – it always does, destroying everything it touches, every society, every nation, every culture infected by it as it does so.

Those who desire improving education, liberty, living standards and opportunity will vote for candidates believing in the same. Those who do not – we hope the minority – will vote for the Democrat candidate or the establishment Republican, both representing the Progressive Big-Government ideals that have so stifled America and harmed our future.

The question is how much liberty, education and wealth we in the meantime are willing to squander to our Ruling Class and their ahistorical notions, policy and destruction. It took over 70 years for the Progressive Soviet Union to die. Are we going to wait that long? Why?

While it seems more true every day that we have only one political party, that the GOP is not the party of limited government they claim, the big unknown is Obama. Daily it is increasingly difficult to believe the damage he has done with his lawlessness, the inability/refusal of mainstream pundits to see him as the enemy of freedom he is, the refusal by Congress to impeach him for his lawbreaking, and rejection by the military of their oath of office – to the Constitution, NOT to the president – to defend that Constitution from this obvious domestic enemy.

Look at how Obama gets along with dictators v. how he gets along with democratically elected leaders. Look through the 20th Century – dictators ALWAYS got along with one another better than with elected leaders. Obama IS a dictator. He hates liberty (and when Progressive superhero Norm Chomsky is against him, it’s difficult to argue the backlash against Obama is a right wing conspiracy, vast or otherwise…). He is not “failing;” he is succeeding, but his goals are not America’s. Look at the multiple Court rulings against him. Have they stopped him? No. He refuses the limits on Constitutional self-government, as eloquently stated in testimony before Congress by liberal, Obama-voting law professor Jonathan Turley: “The danger is quite severe. The problem with what the president is doing is that he’s not simply posing a danger to the constitutional system. He’s becoming the very danger the Constitution was designed to avoid.”

Yet Congress refuses to do their job reining him in.

This is dangerous stuff.

Danger of Obama

Figure 1 Obama is NOT “Failing”

If it weren’t so expensive, and could perhaps become tragic, one could only laugh at the hilarity of his sending a Carrier Strike Group (USS Roosevelt) to interdict (shia) Iran’s resupply of the (shia) rebels in Yemen fighting against Yemen’s (sunni) government that Obama has done everything he can to have overthrown (as he did with (sunni) Egypt and (sunni) Libya) at the same time he is enabling (shia) Iran in nuclear “talks.” This is as laughable as anyone taking seriously the idea Obama is trying to stop an iranian nuke.

Western post-religious intellectuals and voters not grasping – refusing to grasp – that our opponents are at war with us for religious reasons, are missing the entire discussion. Just because Western intellectuals reject religion does not mean other cultures agree or will follow suit.

Contrary to the Left, the definitional part of the word “multicultural” is the prefix: “multi.” Non-Western islam does not believe in the prefix, nor in coexistence, a uniquely Western concept it would be imperialistic and monocultural to force onto those in other cultures. Their holy book tells them to kill all non-muslims, to lie to achieve their goal of global domination, to ensure women never experience sexual pleasure, to whip rape victims – often to death, to murder gays, to have sex with pre-pubescent females, to murder their own daughters at their whim, and to kill apostates and non-believers. THAT is the “multi” of those supporting islam under the anti-civilizational guise of “multiculturalism.”

Western politicians, academics, secular voters and intellectuals, to paraphrase Trotsky, may not be interested in religious war, but religious war is interested in them. Not accepting the role of religion in the Islamic upheaval is monocultural – and blind, at that.

Barack Hussein Obama is a shia (“Hussein” was the name of the founder of shia islam) doing everything he can to advance a new shia/Persian empire – which is why (sunni/Arab) Saudi Arabia and (sunni/Arab) Egyptian voters are so irritated with him. But the average American just doesn’t get it. Has Obama EVER attacked a shia country or government? (No.) Has Obama ever supported a Sunni country or government? (Yes, but only once: In Cairo, supporting the sunni Muslim Brotherhood against free & fair elections and the (Western) individual liberty of Egypt’s citizens. Sound familiar?)

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Figure 2 Obama has Chosen America’s Side in a Sectarian War

Obama has put America squarely in the middle of a thousand-year-old sectarian war between shia and sunni… and we have let him. He is getting AMERICANS killed in history’s longest, most pointless, most never-ending war. If you thought the Inquisition was bad in comparison, you have no concept of history.

And if your concern is a tit-for-tat re: the Crusades, as Obama has claimed (ignorantly or deceitfully – you decide), you should be aware of this:

crusades battlessubsequenextinction Figure 3 Religious Warfare: The West and Islam

And this internecine war cannot be won without – will not end until – the defeat of either Sunni or Shia. (Remember Kissinger in the Iran-Iraq War? “It’s too bad that both sides can’t lose”?) WHY DO YOU THINK IRAN WANTS THE BOMB, AND SAUDI HAS A DEAL WITH PAKISTAN FOR A FEW OF THEIRS… THAT SAUDI FUNDED TO BEGIN WITH? If you think America will be Teheran’s first target you lack an understanding of islam and its history.

(And if you think Obama, Europe, Russia – any of the Great Powers and any of the nuclear powers – supports nonproliferation, explain the global advertisement FOR proliferation of nuclear weapons that is Ukraine…)

If islam wants to have an existential war within islam, they need to have at it. AND WE NEED TO LET THEM… AND TO STAY OUT OF IT. Talk about something NONE of our business… Talk about something that will be good for the entire civilized world…

Obama is “negotiating” with Iran over nukes for ONE reason: PR, public consumption by his “useful idiots” of his pretense to stop them. Look at his “negotiator.” If a more stupid, unaware, self-absorbed idiot than Kerry has ever been secretary of state, he didn’t make it into the history books.

If you actually believe Obama has – ever – believed that an Iranian nuke is “unacceptable,” Sesame Street is calling and it’s past time for your nap.

But Obama isn’t just gathering a storm that will break overseas.

Obama’s usurpation of any police role by the federal government is more than problematic, let alone his use of the IRS against the citizens with neither rejection by nor regard for the Rule of Law by his Party, his constituencies nor the Lawmakers themselves. When the States that created the federal government by ratifying the Constitution, the superior creating State governments delegated to their inferior Federal creation, specific, enumerated powers, those States did NOT delegate any general police powers. For the feds to usurp any general police powers is flatly unconstitutional. I’m concerned about the militarization of cops – but the Right is still living in the 1960s thinking that cops are good and they only harm bad guys and hippies. Really? One must be stupendously ignorant to believe that today. In my – basically conservative, middle-class Los Angeles suburb – hometown they break traffic laws whenever they want. Like Sisyphus, I continue to go to the PD and say, ‘Look – you are teaching my kids to NOT respect you, then one day when they MUST and don’t – BECAUSE you have taught them you are not worthy of respect – they are going to get shot by you BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU HAVE TAUGHT THEM.’ They tell me they’ll look into it. I watch the County sheriffs speed down the freeway day after day, weaving in and out of traffic and carpool lanes at 90-100mph- no lights, no siren. I call their PIOs and get told, no, there’s nothing going on there and they shouldn’t be speeding. Did you get his [2″ high] number [as he passed you doing over 100 mph]?’ No? Sorry…. In North Carolina, parents called cops because their 18-year-old son was out of control and they needed help. What did the cops do? Two big, hefty, trained men restrained one skinny kid – and a third big hefty trained cop shot the kid dead. “I don’t have time for this,” said the policeman-judge-jury-executioner as he pulled the trigger on a skinny helpless kid held down on the floor. They choke-hold a fat guy for selling cigarettes and, when he dies, blame him. If you think cops are on your side, you’re not living in the real world. Cops are on THEIR side, period. Does your PD need tanks to combat the declining crime in your city? No? Do they have them? My city – of under 50,000 – has TWO. Which is two more than we had in Yemen as we disarmed out warriors and left town.

And I am sick & tired of the McCains and Grahams of the world always demanding we go to war and always demanding we DON’T win… what’s the point of that? Rand is absolutely correct on non-intervention, if for no other reason than we never take intervention seriously, so only kill a million of our opponents, 50K of us, and lose. And the Defense budget? We are broke. If europe and Japan and Australia want to be defended, THEY can pay for it. But the Middle Class doesn’t even know what’s going on… Ukraine? The US UNWISELY pushed NATO east – what did they THINK was going to happen? Are they so stupendously ignorant of european – especially Russian – history that they didn’t know Russia would react? Yes, they are. Amazing, isn’t it?

And I know it’s boring, but for anyone who grasps even the most basic issues of national demographics… why are we defending a continent (europe) and nations (Japan, Australia, etc – the ENTIRE West) for a future their citizens don’t believe in enough to populate? Talk about a ridiculous waste of lives and money… So Russia (below-replacement fertility) takes over Ukraine (below replacement fertility) and threatens (below-replacement fertility) western europe? So what? There won’t be anyone there in three generations anyway…

I am sick & tired of the GOP NEVER pointing out the pathological damage of Democrat policies. The poor have been voting for Democrats since 1932 – and they are STILL POOR. Minorities have been voting Democrat since 1932 – and they are still in poverty. The WORST schools, the WORST jobs, the WORST economic conditions… are in DEMOCRAT precincts… but does the GOP point this OUT? Only Rand Paul, and only now, 80+ YEARS after this nonsense began:

“Some say, but oh, Democrats care more about poor people. If that’s true, why is black unemployment still twice white unemployment? Why has minority household income declined by $3,500 over the past six years? Liberal policies have failed our inner cities. Liberal policies have failed to alleviate poverty. Our schools are not equal and the poverty gap continues to widen. You want to know where the income gap is greatest? Cities run by Democrats, states run by Democrats, and countries run by Democrats.”

… BUT … Who hates Rand more than the GOP Establishment? No one.

We NEED a new party, the GOP/Democrat/Progressive Party of Hillary/Jeb/Christie/Rubio/Obama/McCain is a festering disaster. The GOP even lets the Democrats set the table on the entire income gap discussion, when the income gap ALWAYS gets worse under Democrat policies.

How stupid is the GOP? Unfathomably so. How wide is the separation between their leaders and Progressive Democrats? Infinitesimal.

And the FBI press conference/Fox News reports yesterday on the “capture” of those Americans, in the words of Martha MacCallum, “trying to get out” of America to join ISIS?!!? WHEN did America become a country citizens are not allowed to leave based on ideology? What’s next? Those who want to move to Switzerland for more liberty prevented from doing so because our governing ideology today is anti-liberty statism? Are you sure? Really?

We will NEVER defeat enemies by spying on, frisking and interdicting the travel of Americans. Enemies are defeated BY KILLING THEM. PERIOD. We didn’t spy on everyone’s mail & phones in WW2 – we KILLED THE ENEMY. But if you’ve read my blog you know all this. Curtis Lemay was absolutely correct when he said that in order to win wars, “You’ve got to kill people, and when you’ve killed enough they stop fighting.” Absolutely true, like it or not. And it isn’t only enemy soldiers that must be killed – it’s enemy polities. It’s enemy ideologies. Soldiers are just policy tools – defeating an enemy means annihilating the political leaders down to mayor and below, the cities, power grids, food, transportation, water; an enemy is defeated when he is TOTALLY RELIANT on his conqueror, AND NOT BEFORE. THAT is what history teaches. We KNOW where this ideology is centered and funded, and it needs to be annihilated. That – necessary – annihilation is exactly why I wrote China Rising. (See page three of this link for a recent review, and pay particular attention to the reviewers comment: “The biggest compliment I can give this book is that it did not feel like a work of fiction.”) It needs to be done.

Those who grasp history know that islam periodically has risen from its intellectually and morally squalid desert hellhole and gone a-conquering via the sword. It’s what is happening again now. Thinking they can be talked – or pinpricked – out of it is absurd, stupid, infantile – and is getting our guys killed and our liberties destroyed. If you think America is doing more than pinpricks, think again:

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Figure 4 The Unseriousness of America’s ISIS Engagement

We can defeat ISIS utterly. And doing so will be neither difficult nor expensive. We just have to put OUR people, OUR liberties, the RULE OF LAW … FIRST, BEFORE the idiots who yammer about “women & children.” You know what those who were “children” in 9/11 are doing today? Killing Americans. You know what those who have been bearing children since 2001 are doing today? Teaching those kids to kill Americans, and strapping bombs onto them to do so. So not killing them… was compassionate..???

Twenty years after Hiroshima and Berlin, twenty years after the fall of the NAZIs and Imperial Japan through the utter annihilation of their polities and policies, and the total defeat of their people, both were great economic, military and political allies of the Allies who defeated them. Both were freer, better-educated and wealthier than they had EVER BEEN IN THEIR ENTIRE HISTORIES. Will that EVER be said of those America has REFUSED to defeat? Of those on whom America squandered the great responsibility that comes with her great power? Of course not. Could it be said of North Korea in 1973? No. Of Vietnam in 1995? No. Will it be said of Iraq in 2034? No. Afghanistan in 2035? No. America is wasting millions of lives and trillions of dollars on a global scale by refusing to grasp history – and so pointlessly killing enemies we refuse to defeat, pointlessly sending our own future – our kids – to die, pointlessly squandering trillions of dollars of hard-earned wealth… and never even trying to defeat the enemies we “fight.”

As with all modern wars, waiting to fight our enemies will make that fight MORE bloody, MORE expensive and MORE dangerous. Pretending we can avoid this war is childish… it’s already here and it’s already cost us tens of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. It is past time to get serious.

SIZE OF THE THREAT
Figure 5 The Size of Islam’s Threat

For those who preach tolerance, here’s the actual logic of that view: If you want tolerance you cannot tolerate intolerance. Here is the logic of tolerance reality in a picture:

MAXIMIZING TOLERANCE

Figure 6 Maximizing Global Tolerance

The domestic fight over immigration is amazing primarily because very few understand what it is really about and what the consequences are. In short, non-American Westerners – nearly all of the illegal immigrants – all come from countries of large, bloated, expensive welfare state governments. Whether the Left gets its way and these illegals vote next year, or the Right gets their way and they vote in 10 years, they are going to vote for large, bloated welfare state government – it’s all they know. The Left plays the long game – and the Right doesn’t even know what’s going on. The immigration debate is about “fundamentally transforming America.” Stop me if you’ve heard that before. And it won’t be a transformation to MORE liberty, but less. Forever. We are a nation of laws. We HAVE an immigration law. It isn’t “Broken,” it just isn’t enforced. What is a nation of laws in which those laws are not enforced at the whim of government? A totalitarian state. Not a republic.

And now a former Bush43 appointee (Gonzales) has written a book, “A Conservative and Compassionate Approach to Immigration Reform,” which is exactly the kind of thing one would expect from a Progressive Republican, which the Bush family most certainly is. Government is not about “compassion.” “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington.

American constitutional government does not exist for the sake of compassion. The federal government exists to set a level playing field, protect citizens from foreign dangers – and to get out of our way. If a State wants to be “compassionate,” States are free to so become. But the depredations of Blue States on their citizens, on jobs, on their futures, their economies are such that no reasonable person can judge that liberalism is in any way outside the fevered imaginations of the intelligentsia coffee house “compassionate;” it keeps the poor, poor. It keeps the uneducated, uneducated. It keeps the unemployed, unemployed. With apologies to Franklin, those voting for freedom and compassion deserve – and receive – neither.

The Baby Boomers of the Left AND the Right have destroyed American liberty, freedom and the rule of law. They have laid waste to our education system. They have increased our debt astronomically – with no positive result. They have stifled the business and entrepreneurial system that gave the world nearly every single invention since the Industrial Revolution.

And now they have given us Obama.

Years ago the Sierra Club published a book, The Diligent Destroyers, about the Army Corps of Engineers (or, as Obama would say, the “Corpse” of engineers). They didn’t like the Corps much and penned this epithet (my recollection may be fuzzy) regarding the Corps and waterways: “If a river runs fast, widen it, if it runs slow, deepen it, if it runs at all dam it, and if it doesn’t run build a canal.”

Obama – enabled by his Democrat voters – has treated our laws, our liberties, our freedom, our nation and our future with the same disregard with which the Sierra Club accused the Army in treating our waterways: he has utterly trashed each at his whim.

As I see it today, the only way back to liberty we had just 30 years ago is secession by Red States from the un-representative regulatory/welfare state created by the Locust Generation.

Big was good in the industrial age. Big is bad in the information age. We have a fast-growing, two-party leviathan we DON’T need, that is TAKING our liberties and DESTROYING our future… and now has decided we can’t leave the country if we disagree with our government – which some still laughably fantasize is “of, by and for the people.”

But in Red State secession, the Social Conservatives who missed the entire Enlightenment and Age of Reason will demand powers NEVER delegated to the federal government, all the while demanding Constitutional government. Who is the enemy of liberty, really? The Far Right, who allowed the Far Left to rise, but BOTH are Progressive – demanding THEIR morality over the Rule of Law. America is about the Rule of Law

Or it WAS…. Now neither the Left NOR the Right care about it.

And the most avoidable storm since 1914 continues to gather and destroy lives, liberty, property, freedom, and the only culture/civilization in history to support what we in the West smugly – and ignorantly – call “Universal Human Rights” withers away under Obama’s “Progressive,” “compassionate,” totalitarian government gathering storm.

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Sowing the Seeds of Failure

We can wring our hands and blame one another and point fingers all we want, but people need to face reality regarding the Middle East and South Asia.

  1. With Obama’s “deal,” Iran will develop nuclear weapons.
  2. The only way to avoid a nuclear exchange between either Iran and Israel, or between Iran and Saudi Arabia (or Iran and any Sunni country who has nukes (Pakistan) or who can buy them (from Pakistan, DPRK, Russia??)) will be for Israel either to make a nuclear strike on Fordow (too deep for any conventional attack), or – perhaps – an EMP strike over Iran more generally, shutting down their electrical/electronic infrastructure and devices, which also is a nuclear attack, one with just no direct casualties.

These are the consequences of America’s foreign policy, like it or not. Not Obama’s foreign policy. Not the foreign policy of Democrats or Republicans. America’s foreign policy.

Ours is a republic – and we are responsible for our actions.

It may make some feel better to blame others, the other party, a president they dislike, or the Easter Bunny, but the fact is that all of us are to blame for what happens next in the Middle East and South Asia… and the seeds for this were sown in 1950.

When Mao asked Stalin for permission to invade S. Korea, Stalin told him to feel free. Stalin had no idea how a nuclear America would react to the communist invasion of a nation that, though an American ally, was outside the sphere of concern of the recent “Containment” speech by American’s Secretary of State. If America reacted by fighting back as she had in WW2, a non-nuclear Stalin didn’t want to be on the receiving end of total war, unconditional surrender and societal destruction. So he let someone else to pull American’s tail. Smart. In the event it didn’t work, Stalin could stop worrying about Mao. In the event it did, Stalin would be able to challenge America more broadly on the global stage, which he promptly did in the Pacific, South America, SE Asia, Africa – and the Middle East. The strategic gains to Stalin were huge and the cost nearly zero. Why? Because Truman refused to fight to win. When killing and dying, a “tie” is not good enough.

The leaders of America and Britain established early-on their goal for victory in WW2: Unconditional surrender. They did so precisely because they had watched the storm of WW2 gather in the clouds left from a conditional surrender in WW1 – and were not about to let that happen again.

It was an America that forgot or rejected this lesson in Korea that sowed the seed for today’s Middle-East-South-Asia. It also sowed the seed for Vietnam, but that has come and gone – along with over 2M Vietnamese lives and 60,000 American lives needlessly lost had America learned the lesson of unconditional surrender and total war: it ALWAYS SAVES LIVES.

But – we refused to learn that lesson from 1945. We still reject it.

Many Americans support the pretense that Iraq and Afghanistan would not be the mess they are today had Obama not surrendered Bush’s gains. The only intelligent response to this is, “So what?”

Bush invaded a nation he refused then to defeat. What was the point of that? THAT is why we are where we are today. Obama only capitalized on the failures of Bush. (It’s nice to see all the Americans supporting Bush going on bike rides and have BBQs with wounded warriors – but Bush put them in harm’s way and refused to let them win; Bush destroyed those men, not Obama, and he did so in service of the chimera that is successful limited war.)

Since 1945 America has been invading nations we have refused to defeat. To say this is not strategic maturity is an understatement of historic proportion.

One can make excuses – not very good ones – that Truman had no idea what Stalin (the other nuclear power in the world and an ally of China prior to the Sino-Soviet split of 1959) would do if America nuked Pyongyang, saved over a million Korean lives, 38,000 American lives and won the war. But, as WW1 & WW2 had shown, if you are going to go to war, you must unquestionably defeat your enemy, and Truman refused to do that.

One can make excuses that America was so powerful relative to the entire industrialized world left in ruins from WW2 that no one would seriously challenge us. That would work right up until China invaded south across the Yalu, driving America and the UN forces almost completely off the Korean peninsula, but by then that excuse had been overcome by events.

One can make an excuse the Truman, the only head of state ever to nuke an enemy, didn’t want to have to do it again. But that puts ego above statesmanship and national security – and the lives of our warriors.

Regardless of the excuse, North Koreans today are eating grass, are stunted due to generations of malnutrition, and the DMZ is the most militarized place on the planet because America refused to win a war it insisted on fighting.

By the time of Vietnam, none of those excuses existed. JFK’s hubris simply led directly to the deaths of millions.

But it’s worse than that.

Every time America has engaged an enemy since 1945 we have refused to do so seriously. Our voters – all of us – have been OK somehow with sending our kids to fight infantry battles against non-national-security opponents for reasons of America’s ego. And have gotten our ass kicked. And our kids killed.

Yes, we returned the Korean peninsula to status-quo-ante. So?

Yes, we won every single battle in Vietnam – but lost the war. That was worth the cost in lives and treasure?

Yes, we kicked Saddam out of Kuwait in 100 hours. So? Who cares about Kuwait? And don’t tell me it’s about national borders or sovereignty – what about Georgia? Ukraine? Borders always change. Throughout the entire scope of written history, and before, the only constant in land ownership/occupation/borders has been change. Suddenly, the Baby Boomers, who think more clouds on the horizon means that a global climate that – they ignorantly fantasize because of some Divinity School flunk-out (Gore) – has never changed, is an extinction level event and it’s all out fault, also have decided that national borders are sacrosanct.

It would be embarrassing if Baby Boomers were well-enough educated and raised to be embarrassed.

Bush43 put us into Iraq and refused to fight to win. Period. That is the reason for Iran’s actions today.

No reason existed to invade Iraq. Even had one existed, NO reason exists – ever – to start a fight you refuse to win. That is just killing and dying in vain. If you are aware of a larger moral failure, please let me know.

Had we just nuked Saddam, would Iran take seriously threats of military action to stop her nuke program? Yep. Had we nuked Hanoi (killing far fewer than the 2M Vietnamese we did kill), would Saddam have taken us seriously? Yep. Had we nuked Pyonyang, would Ho have bothered us? Nope….

Baby Boomers must grasp – or it will be too late – that defeating a nation means defeating a nation. An army is just a tool of government, killing the tool doesn’t kill the government that created the tool or the society that allowed it. The nation itself must be defeated.

It is the height of Western arrogance to believe that nations of other cultures want what we want. If they wanted what we want, they’d be us. Any kindergartner can tell you this. But Left and Right in America can’t seem to grasp this fundamental truth.

If a nation attacks us, international law, national security and individual morality require that we respond and remove their ability to ever do so again. By not removing this ability we voluntarily are putting at-risk future generations of Americans. That is existentially foolish as well as immoral.

Killing their military cannot guarantee this outcome; only killing their society can, as we killed the societies of NAZI Germany, Imperial Japan and the antebellum South, which, by the way, are the only wars America has ever won. All other wars in which we have been engaged, from the Revolution to today, have ended with one side or the other tiring of the battle and leaving the field.

Does that mean women and children will die? Yes. Why? Because our women and children are more important than their women and children, and if you don’t believe that, you have no business living within the culture and protections, the economy and opportunity we – alone – provide.

This unwillingness to destroy an enemy – any enemy – is foundational to Liberals. Nothing in the Liberal political lexicon supports consequences for behavior. From spanking a child, to imprisoning an adult, to executing a murderer, to destroying an enemy, Liberals – foundationally – cannot support consequences: their ideology does not allow it. Pretending that logic, experience or centuries of human behavior can be presented to Liberals to make them accept that consequences must follow actions, is ignorant, immature and foolish. Liberals cannot – not will not, not refuse to – they cannot accept consequences and remain Liberal. (This is one of the major reasons I support secession by Red States (adults) from Blue States (pre-adolescents).)

It’s even larger – and deeper – than that, however. Liberals do not care about the future, so why would they care about our kids being sent off to die, to never have families, to chop off the family tree forever?

Not a single American Blue State, or Blue nation (all of the West other than America) has positive fertility with the exception of the demographically tiny and inconsequential Nevada, Hawaii and New Mexico. Not one single Western nation has even close to replacement demographics. If they don’t care about having kids, why would they care about yours?

But Republicans support this limited war nonsense, as well. People like McCain & Graham want to bomb everyone that pisses them off, but also refuse to win. NOTHING is more immoral than this course. People like Rand Paul are willing to say – “we need to fight all these wars, for what reason, again?” and are excoriated by the Right.

 

Where do we go from here?

With today’s voters it seems impossible to act maturely, to destroy the capability of an existential enemy of one of our allies to destroy that ally. And if defending an ally is not a responsibility, then our alliances need re-thinking by both sides, as does our defense budget. We pay for the defense of the entire West – but if we aren’t going to defend them that money is wasted.

Israel is an American ally. Obama has made it plain that Israel is not his ally. America used to be bigger than that, when our voters recognized responsibility to allies and the consequences of denying alliances, but we have moved past that for good or ill. Israel is on her own, and she knows it.

Japan is another ally. She, too, will be re-examining our alliance and, doubtless, nuking-up, for no other way exists to deter China. Same with South Korea. Ukraine already learned that trusting America with her borders – which is why she gave-up her nukes in the Budapest Memorandum – was existentially foolish.

Pretending that American foreign policy under Democrats who actually believe in that cute little kindergarten style that everyone wants to be like them will have no global consequences is ridiculous. Pretending that American foreign policy under GOP presidents who also have willingly gone to wars they refused to win similarly will be benign is just as stupid.

The world is less-safe now than since 1945, and no amount of jawboning otherwise by Baby Boomers will alter that fact. Societies – all societies – need adults who grasp action->consequence. And that when actions occur, consequences will occur regardless of whether the reaction is to do something in the face of an action… or do nothing; either is a choice, and either has its own consequences.

We are choosing to do nothing regarding Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Although the GOP, especially in campaign season, tells us this is nuts, no one in the GOP – and few in voting booths – are serious enough to destroy Iran’s capacity. Israel may be – we will soon find out. A GOP president may be willing to start a conventional war with Iran, wasting hundreds of billions of dollars, lowering living standards now and for future generations (more empires and kingdoms throughout history collapsed because of war-induced debt than for any other reason), destroying thousands of American lives and thousands of Iranian lives to no purpose, because we will refuse to win, but Iran knows the outcome: They win, we lose.

It’s what American voters have been voting for since Korea.

As long as we do nothing, Iran will continue developing their weapons. In all likelihood they will accelerate their program. They now know not only that neither America nor the EU will do anything to stop them, Iran also knows that Israel probably will, but that with a clear enemy of Israel in the White House, any Israeli action with Obama still in office could lead to a strike by America – not Obama, a real in-America’s-name attack – on Israel, so Iran must strike prior to the next, probable GOP president.

As with Eisenhower in the Suez Crisis, a GOP president may get harsh with Israel and tell her to stand down, but likely will not attack her.

This is where our Republic stands today. A half-century of failed wars and failed military strategy have led the world to the nuclear precipice – needlessly.

Democrat voters and Obama may light the match, but American leaders and voters since 1950 have laid the kindling, stacked the firewood and poured on the gas.

Making the world a safer place for our children requires adults acting as adults:
• Actions have consequences
• Inaction has consequences
• Starting wars and refusing to win is insane
• Proportional force in wars is insane unless you want to maximize killing on both sides
• Both political parties in America are run by people with no grasp of strategy, foreign policy, history or current events.
• If America wants a safe world for our children, America needs to stop sticking its nose in the business of so many other countries.
• When we stick our nose in we need to be serious – and kill our enemies; our enemies are not foreign militaries, they are foreign nationsor residents living under the protection of foreign nations – who have attacked us.
• We need to prove we are worthy of alliance – or re-write all our alliances.

But – mostly – we need to grow-up and elect adults as leaders.

We may get past Iran. I doubt it, but it’s possible. But if we continue to pretend that acting as pre-adolescent children rejecting behavior and consequences will not create similar situations in the future, we have learned nothing.

No one who goes to war and refuses to win in the most productive, efficient manner possible, with the loss of the fewest possible lives, can EVER again be elected to national office… or we are just continuing the same policies and expecting different results.

And that, as Einstein noted, is insane.

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The Dangerous World Obama is Intentionally Creating

I hope that everyone understands that Obama – intentionally – is creating a nuclear nightmare in the Middle East and South Asia, and that the only way out will be a nuclear attack on at least one nation and its people.

Once Iran is close enough to a nuke to reach breakout, Israel will nuke the Iranian underground facilities, which are too deep for any conventional bunker-buster to destroy. Obama will have left them no choice but to do so.

And Saudi Arabia and Egypt – and every other Sunni state in the region – will be cheering Israel on. The Saudis long-ago gave Israel overflight rights for a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

And if Israel acts in their national self-defense – completely legal under international lawObama is preparing the way for America to strike Israel… and you’re kidding yourself if you think he won’t.

America’s leader now is acting more thuggishly than did Brezhnev or Khrushchev in manipulating foreign elections and now tampering with the forming of a new government by a freely-elected leader.

Turning his back on the strongest American ally and an American friendship of over 60 years, Obama is “reassessing” OUR – not HIS, OUR – relationship with Israel.

Not only has Obama turned American’s back on Israel, he now has taken – again, unilaterally – the unprecedented step of declassifying America’s secrets regarding Israel’s nuclear weapons program.

What other goal could he have than to enable a tit-for-tat UNSC acceptance of an Iranian nuclear weapons program? I would guess this is illegal, as well; that our relationship with Israel has a Legislative Branch portion, laws passed by Congress and signed by previous presidents that cannot legally be overturned by the president.

But lack of authority or legality has not even slowed the tyrant in the White House, nor sparked even a modicum of responsibility from the Legislative Branch or our military.

Any lack of serious sanctions – or a verifiable arms control treaty – will result in the nuclear powder keg that every Sunni leader and every Western Leader – other than Obama, Hillary, Rice, Powers and Kerry, evidently – has tried to avoid for decades.

And if you think neither Russia nor China would take advantage of the chaos that would follow a nuclear strike anywhere in the world, but particularly one that involved an American ally, you’re in deep denial. In other words, you should expect a nuclear Japan as soon as they can get there, shortly followed by a nuclear South Korea.

A serious American action or treaty is not on the table. Obama WANTS a nuclear strike that destroys Israel and positions Shia Iran as regional hegemon.

Obama doesn’t care how many die in his effort any more than Stalin cared about the 30,000,000 Soviets he killed, than did Mao about the 80,000,000 Chinese he killed, nor than did Pol Pot about the 2,000,000 Cambodians he killed, as each grasped totalitarian power while ridding himself of a contentious Middle Class.

(Do you still think the economic policies he pursues knowing their catastrophic effect on the Middle Class are accidental, or mistakes? Really?)

Once a nuke is detonated, the muslim world will be aflame – you should expect India to act accordingly vis-à-vis Pakistan, as well.

Obama is not playing small ball. And in Londonistan? Dearbornistan? Well, at least American citizens have guns with which to defend themselves; the Brits voted out guns long ago, a decision they soon – very soon – likely will regret.

An administration that refuses even to acknowledge that the “I” in “ISIS” stands for “Islamic” sure as hell isn’t going to demand any serious, verifiable commitment to ending their weapons program – for what would Obama do in the event (i.e. when) they violate their agreement?

Would that be a ‘Red Line’?… and, “So what?” would be the mullah’s – logical – response.

Will America get a realistic agreement with Iran? No. They aren’t even working on one. They are working on a “nonbinding arrangement.” Per the State Department, it may not even be a written document – it may just be a verbal & a handshake – nothing that actually gets signed

It seems that not only are we not going to get a verifiable treaty, all we are going to get is a handshake with a government which funds more global terrorism than any other, which caused the majority of American deaths in Iraq via their IED EFP shaped charge munitions, which murders their own kids in the street, to precisely zero comment from an Obama who is more than ready to charge blindly in to Trayvon, Ferguson, Princeton… than to defend America and our allies.

A verbal agreement. Go ahead – LYAO, the Iranians are.

The West has worried about an Islamic Bomb. Well, Sunni Pakistan has had one for some time now and hasn’t attacked anyone. Sunni Saudi Arabia evidently financed the Pakistan Bomb and may have a deal to obtain one or a few when needed in exchange for that financing. Against whom will Sunni Saudi Arabia use a nuclear weapons? Shia Iran, against whom they can make the same case for pre-emption that can Israel.

Maybe we’ve been too ignorant of islam to grasp that Sunnis have no end-days 12th Imam pre-modern nonsense built-in… but Shiites… do.

What happens when a pre-modern cult that believes in literal readings of mythology that only human-caused chaos can cause the return of their highest prophet, and mix that with nuclear weapons and an existential hatred of both the other branch of their cult AND another State and people?

We may well be about to find out – thanks to the American dictator Obama.

The mass murder Obama is enabling will be in the tens of thousands – at least. And America’s media and American Democrats seem all for it, as is the somnolent GOP leadership and the epic failure of the Joint Chiefs to take action on their oath.

Here’s a repeat of a graphic I ran in an earlier post:

shia sunni

Here’s Daniel Pipes’ blog on Obama’s shia background. Here’s more info on Obama’s pro-shia actions.

Who will pay the price for Obama, his MSM bootlickers, his ignorant voters, and his GOP enablers?

Those killed in a nuclear strike or nuclear exchange in the Middle East and South Asia. Those killed in any aftermath, including pro- and anti-muslim rioting across the world.

Make no mistake – thousands are going to be killed in an Iranian nuclear attack and thousands more in its aftermath.

And you legitimately can blame the GOP.

Wait – what?

Obama has acted lawlessly, extra- and unconstitutionally since he arrived at the Oval Office. From DOMA to DREAM to ACA delays/rewrites to overturning Congressional sanctions on Iran unilaterally, something the Executive lacks the authority to do, Obama has gotten away with every lawless action he has tried. Even when reined-in by Federal Courts (BP, Immigration), he has ignored or lied to the Court and gone his merry way.

And no one has stopped him.

Congress has lacked the balls to impeach him and the military has lacked the guts to adhere to their oath by removing a man so obviously our enemy that it boggles the mind.

Obama has broken any law he has desired and no one has stopped him. He has – unconstitutionally – pushed against little laws – to no resistance. He has – in violation of Article I and Article II pushed against bigger laws – no resistance. He unilaterally stripped allies of defenses – no resistance. He has not lived up to defense agreements – no resistance. He has ignored the Courts – no resistance.

Obama has, according to the Congressional Law Library, usurped powers not even King George III had at the time of the American Revolution. The last time a King of England attempted this level of tyranny he fomented the Glorious Revolution.

And Obama has gotten away with every move.

Obama’s tyranny – there is no other word for it – currently surpasses any in the entire English speaking World since the Magna Carta. Do you think that getting away with his lawlessness so far will cause him to restrain himself for the next two years, or to accelerate his destruction of the Rule of Law, our laws, our freedoms, our liberties and our allies’ and theirs?

To ask is to answer.

And now he is enabling what American leaders have since 1945 proclaimed regarding both a Jewish Holocaust and another Hiroshima: Never Again.

And you can bet that, should this strike or exchange occur around, oh… say… October, 2016, Obama will decided – unilaterally, as he decides everything – that a global emergency is reason enough not to allow Americans to congregate at polls… for our safety.

And the MSM and Democrats in Congress – along with the non-opposing opposition GOP leadership – will go along with him…

nuclear iran

As the Roman Republic devolved into the Roman Empire, so are Obama, his sycophants Hillary and Kerry, Powers, Rice, Pelosi and Reid, and the Democrat voters, devolving into Rule-of-Man-totalitarianism, and taking a passive America right along with them.

We are snubbing a military alliance- NATO – in which we provide 90% of the military power. We are drawing-down our military capabilities. Obama has been ridding himself of senior military officers for years – and no end seems in sight.

We are degrading our own nuclear deterrent, increasing the likelihood our allies will develop their own. Add this to the obvious pro-nuclear proliferation advertisement that is Ukraine and you have a world far more dangerous than at any time during the Cold War.

During the Cold War the USSR and USA were run by adults. Across the West today only one adult is ruling – and he is our ENEMY.

America no longer will be the “Leader” of the Free World… we will be its enemy.

The Democrats are cheering.

The MSM is cheering.

America’s enemies are cheering.

 

The world wondered why no one took Hitler seriously, or stopped him before he precipitated the deaths of 50,000,000.

You are seeing – living through – the answer.

And someone had better stop him.

We KNOW what happens next.

 

If you really think America – and the West – can survive the accelerating anti-American, anti-Israel attitude and actions of our Dictator for two more years, you’re kidding yourself.

It is way past time for people to grasp that Obama is not “incompetent,” he is not “in over his head,” and he is not “failing.”

He has achieved every goal he has tried to accomplish.

Danger of Obama

Obama is THE MOST DANGEROUS ENEMY THE WEST HAS EVER FACED.

It is time to DO something about it.

He MUST be stopped.

Before it’s too late.

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The Locust Generation

America deserved more from its first minority president than an anti-American man who will tell any lie to advance an anti-American, anti-worker, anti-freedom agenda.

The American Middle Class deserves more from its leaders than lies, obfuscations and policy failures designed to woo voters – but not to help them, policies that actively harm our nation’s workers, our nation’s standing in the world, and our allies.

Obama’s anti-American, anti-Western and anti-worker policies will take decades to undo. Hillary or Bush can only compound them, perhaps making it impossible to return to liberty, the Rule of Law, and freedom – at all.

The policies of the establishment GOP are the same as Hillary’s and Obama. If they are not, why did the GOP, after historically defeating the Democrats immediately advance all of Obama’s domestic and foreign policy goals? Nominating and electing a Bush, Christie, Rubio, etc., only will continue the failed policies of the past decades of stagnant growth, the retreat of liberty and the advance of Leviathan.

Democrats pretend that the solution to every domestic problem is a tax increase and more redistribution, and to every international problem is to opine that America sucks and all other cultures are better than the only culture that supports Liberty, Human Rights, Women’s Rights and the Rule of Law. And they willingly elect an enemy of America to advance their pretenses – even as he pays women less than men, after his policies set records for Black Youth unemployment, Black unemployment and women’s unemployment, and advances sharia islam – the most egregious and evil human rights abusers in modern history.

Republicans pretend that the solution to every domestic problem is a tax cut, and to every international problem is a war they demand to fight, but refuse to win.

All material and philosophical (think: human rights & liberties) progress since the invention of paper has come from Western Civilization. The entire modern world of medicine, communications, transportation, weapons, and computing was invented by Americans. And it doesn’t matter in the least if idiots want to claim that diversity is the way forward – but who reject any diversity other than completely irrelevant skin color and sexual behavior, while destroying the ONLY diversity that matters: Thought and merit.

Baby Boomers seem to hate progress – they sure are doing their best to end it through stifling regulation, government overreach, speech & thought codes, catastrophic economic policies and K-12 “education” predicated on the primacy of our lowest-SAT-score adults having a sinecure, rather than on providing the best education possible to our children.

America can do better than these failed politicians of a failed generation.

It is time to move on from the Baby Boomers who have destroyed everything they have touched, lost every war they have fought, invented nothing, and who, through policy, have actively harmed American students, American workers and America’s elderly, and lost the trust of our allies.

Freedom, liberty and prosperity can return to American only with the Rule of Law. Baby Boomers reject the concept entirely.

It is time to move past the Locust Generation.

In the 1960s, those who rose demanding Free Speech have become the totalitarian Left of Speech Codes and Thought Police. As does a stopped clock twice a day, they did get a few things right. They said “Never trust anyone over 30.”

I’d advance the age today to 45, but we have tried the Baby Boomer generation to our undying regret. They have left in their policy wake worthless, horrible, expensive “education,” stagnating wages, the rise of global terrorism, the loss of wars, the reduction of American jobs via globalism and redistribution, an income gap far higher than ever before in our history, and the end of Liberty here and abroad.

The parties of the Boomers – Democrat and Republican – are stagnant, idea-less, anti-liberty corporations intent on advancing a progressive agenda predicated on Americans being smart enough – barely – to elect them, but too stupid to be trusted with policy details or even honesty. We must be ruled by them rather than be allowed to govern ourselves through them.

Governing ourselves created the modern, free, wealthy world. Being ruled by Progressives – Left AND Right – has destroyed millions of lives here and abroad – and even more dreams.

Never trust anyone over 45… or vote for them.

 

 

 

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