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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

AMERICA STANDS IN NEED OF A STATESMAN

OBAMA DITHERED - HEROES DIED!

There is an additional problem with dithering. Obama has presented an undependable US willingness to support freedom causes and the al Queda/Taliban push to destroy the Afghan election is encouraged by an American president who conveys the image of a coward to the extremists. The left encouraged extremist recruitment with constant Abu Ghraib pictures and discussions. The recruitment power of that pales in comparison to their portrayal of Obama wanting to run like we did in Mogadishu. Bin Laden said that they were dug in for the long haul and American left. Dithering reinforces the image of the gutless America which the Democrats promote.

The Democrats are RESPONSIBLE and they should admit their cowardice and leave or suck it up, close their eyes and let the military succeed. Paying the price in military lives IS A CRIME WHICH SHOULD BE PROSECUTED! 2010 will be partly a verdict in one of the trials. There was once a great stateman who said, "PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH" because he understood that evil does not care about good; only about winning and controlling. History has proved that to think otherwise is delusional and ends loss.

“The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” -- Samuel Adams

“Whoever you are, you who are hearing me now, I am speaking to whatever living remnant is left uncorrupted within you, to the remnant of the human, to your mind, and I say: There is a morality of reason, a morality proper to man, and Man’s Life is its standard of value.” -- Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand

"No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation." -- Douglas MacArthur

Please think, in your relatively comfortable situation, about our military and contact your legislators

Saturday, October 3, 2009

LEMMING TEST - WHO AMONG US ARE THE LEMMINGS?

Lemming -- Wikipedia definition of useage in this post, "Due to their association with this odd behavior, lemming suicide is a frequently-used metaphor in reference to people who go along unquestioningly with popular opinion, with potentially dangerous or fatal consequences" at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemming

This post has a clear test for who are being programmed. If we agree that America, the country in which we choose to live, must be preserved above all or not much else will matter and we are willing to take responsibility for that, we must ask ourselves whether our analysis and opinions are real or fantasy.

“Plurima ignoro, sed ignorantiam meam non ignoro--I am ignorant of many things, but not of my own ignorance.” -- Proverbs of Solomen I welcome the challenge that I am the lemming if it is presented rationally. Non of us can be positive that we are right and I would suspect that we are partially right and partially wrong in many of the matters of our analysis. If our goal was to do better by our country rather than hear ourselves speak as experts to the ignorant masses, we could gather the real world facts, analyze them and modify our views so that while we might not agree, we could align and promote the best that we could determine for our country. Being humans, we are stirred up by politicians of both parties and interest groups so that they can do what they want while we distract ourselves by bickering with eachother.

Our country is at a turning point and we can fulfill the prediction of history which was summarized in - "Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -- John Adams letter to John Taylor dated April 15, 1814 Unless we are willing to put America first and question our views and the views of others, we will fulfill this prophecy. Our country's population has history as its teacher and the present as its test. We will be judged by the future when our children inherit a better or worse country than we inherited.

THIS TEST IS IRRELEVANT IF YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT THE COUNTRY YOU LEAVE TO THE NEXT GENERATIONS AND IN WHICH YOU WILL PROBABLY SPEND YOUR LAST YEARS.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
“Man has subjected himself to thousands of self-inflicted bondages. Wisdom comes to a man who lives according to the eternal laws of nature.” -- The Holy Vedas

My fear that emotion trumps logic is put forth in my post - ARE SOME AMERICAN VOTERS SO SELFISH THAT THEY ARE EASILY SOLD BAD IDEAS at http://littleguyusa.blogtownhall.com/2009/09/24/are_some_american_voters_so_selfish_that_they_are_easily_sold_bad_ideas.thtml

We have the power and responsibility as citizens of America to do what is necessary to preserve and improve the country which created, in its short life, more progress than the world had seen in a much longer period. Many of us became complacent and believed that legislators would take care of our country while we enjoyed the good life where many of our poor are obiese with cellphones and TV over cable or satellite.

THE LEMMING TEST:
1. Why do you believe that you know what is right and that you are not a lemming programmed by your choice of input?
2. How much corruption and criminal behavior perpetrated on America do you tolerate if it is from the people you support?
3. Do you feel that you are not a lemming if you do not know about the misdeeds and evil choices made by the people you support?

A case in point and not the purpose of this post is illustrated by someone who wrote the following - "Did intellectual honesty have a moonlight clause? We don't have a shortage of capital or liquidity in this country; we have a shortage of honesty and trust. Where are the Americans who will stop talking about the president or the parties and instead start talking about right and wrong?" and "In March 2008, President George W. Bush told us that Bear Stearns was too big to fail. If we didn't act to save it before the end of the week, very bad things would happen. We acted. Since then, the list of banks that are "too big to fail" has grown in excess of five hundred and taxpayer exposure from government bailouts now exceeds $12,000,000,000,000."

If I were to tell you his name, you would have an immediate reaction and that reaction would make the answer to the lemming test above very clear. The next test, whether you treasure your beliefs and the feeling that you are right more than you value the continued existance of America is whether you look into why you reacted that way and explore the possibility that they who must lie to you and keep you in the dark about reality have your best interest as their primary agenda item.

Remembering that this is an example of "leading the lemmings" and not the purpose of this post, think about ACORN, AmeriCorps and the auto bailouts.

There has been a long history of issues with ACORN varying from $1,000,000 embezzlement, Katrina fraud, the New York Times pulling an investigative piece on possibly illegal campaigning activity, misuse of tax payer funds, being an early contributer to the FannieMae/FreddieMac issues disaster which is a portion of what created our financial disaster.

IG Walpin uncovered corruption with Kevin Johnson and was fired by the Obama administration as reported in the 6/14/9 Washington Examiner - "Top executives at the Corporation, Walpin explained in an hour-long interview Saturday, were unhappy with his investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who is now mayor of Sacramento, California and a prominent supporter of President Obama. Walpin's investigation also sparked conflict with the acting U.S. attorney in Sacramento amid fears that the probe -- which could have resulted in Johnson being barred from ever winning another federal grant -- might stand in the way of the city receiving its part of billions of dollars in federal stimulus money. After weeks of standoff, Walpin, whose position as inspector general is supposed to be protected from influence by political appointees and the White House, was fired." at
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Gerald-Walpin-speaks-the-inside-story-of-the-AmeriCorps-firing-48030697.html#

The Chrysler and General Motors were infused with taxpayer money under the pretense of keeping them from bankruptcy. They were then put into bankruptcy after President Obama and some of the intimidators under him convinced the pension plan (responsible people investing to provide for their retirement) lenders to take a larger discount instead of enforcing their secured positions under the law which were a portion of their decision to make the relatively safe prior to this event investment. The companies were then acquired by a coventure of the government and the UAW which backed the candidate who won the election. I point out here that there is a small group of union people who are involved, just like there is a small group of politicians who are involved. The union worker and the non union worker live under the same circumstances in a world created by the self interest groups in power who do not appear to care as much about America as they care about their empire.

Because there is a campaign to incite the Politicall Correct Gullible Crusaders with morphed meanings of words and out of context information or outright lies and because we were warned by one of America's founders, Samuel Adams, “How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!”, I propose the following definitions to describe our nation's most dangerous enemy. Definitions which have no relationship to party, belief system - only describing an intellectual deficiency and an unwillingness to challenge what they want to believe respectively:
MOOREON refers to an intellectual (thought and reason ability - not intelligence) deficiency and has nothing to do with ideology and beliefs. It rather has to do with an inability to determine whether something is true or false. Mooreon, a definition proposed on factsforreality.net, refers to a person who can see information challenging their beliefs, but does not have the intellectual capacity to process it and challenge that which supports the position that they choose even if their position is based on an illusion rather than what is real.
WIIer is a WILLFULLY IGNORANT INTELLECTUALThose who will keep to a narrow information channel which feeds them information, accurate and complete or not, to substantiate their desired point of view. A WIIer has the intellectual (thought and reason - not intelligence) ability, but is consciously unwilling to look at information which may challenge their desired point of view. A lot of us are going to online versions of foreign newspapers to find out what is happening in our country as well as other online sources. This definition applies to all humans who fit the three sheeple category described below. The three sheeple:
Hear no other point of view
See no other point of view
Discuss no other point of view
I would suggest to anyone upset with the two definitions that you take some time for introspection because, in my opinion, you are dangerous to yourself , others and our country.