I have an irresistible urge to put my thoughts in
writing, on every subject conceivable until I am carted away to be made into a
box of cookies.
Please read, concentrate, and absorb, if you will, my
thinking, and do what you wish with anything I write. You may decide to discuss
an idea with me, or you may decide to send copies of articles in the papers, or
discussion groups, or refer people to this site, for whatever reason. This is a
diary, and I call it,
THE DIARY OF A MEANDERING MIND,
will exist and eventually die with no one aware of it, unless you promote it.
I dream of a political party different than the others
because, though I've proved it to be conceivable, it is actually not possible.
The U.S.A. is a kitchen with all the customers doing the menu. But I dream!
What follows is a very long diatribe of thoughts and
ideas many years accumulated, and in the making. Do not, I beg you, try to read
this is one sitting; read and digest each entry every day, arriving at a
conclusion on particular items that puts you into action: writing to the editor
of your paper, the President, your Congressmembers, or, if you dare, write to
me. But DO something! Don't just read, and say, "Uh Huh"! , or
"pure rot!" and move on to other things, because that is exactly why
America is about to bite the dust.
I am founder of the non-existent The Bald Eagle
Political Party, (TBEPP) which is dedicated to the separation of national
government from the individual citizen. It is a balanced party, opposed to
extremism; it is for Liberal Republicans, Conservative Democrats, Independents,
and middle-of-the-road Libertarians. It is also named for my appearance.
We believe that the federal government should not tax
individuals; that the distribution of income should not be handled by the
legislature where committee leaders favor the state they represent rather than
the nation as a whole. Therefore, the legislature should tax the states, and
leave the states to support themselves with their own productivity. In other
words, eliminate the existence of political Pork. (It’s not kosher!) See the
I believe in being civil, respectful, and not
self-righteous; I bear in mind that every idea I have is the product of
personal value judgments. I believe that, in philosophy, there is no such thing
as right or wrong, or true and false, unless it comes from an original provable
source; there are very few original sources that can be found. Every thought is
based on personal perception of what we read and hear; therefore every thought
is a value-judgment. With that always in the minds of all involved in an
exchange, there can be no, “I’m right, you’re wrong!” which should avoid
arrogance by all parties.
NOT UNTIL WE PUT THE TRUTH ON THE TABLE
CAN WE DEAL WITH IT;
Without truth, we solve nothing
I believe that American society will begin a downward
slide toward oblivion in about 2029, and take a nosedive directly to the bottom
in 2031, when everyone will be learning to speak Arabic, with a Chinese accent.
It will also be my 100th birthday, and the bank crash!
What will be the cause of the destruction? The liberty
of “Big Banks” and the existing gambling approach in the stock market that
leaves buying and selling to people and computer’s decisions based on nothing
concerning the firm that had issued the stock; the corruption our government
has been selectively prosecuting without having put anyone in prison, and
without having stripped them of their ill-gotten wealth. The money- market
produces nothing; banks not lending to small businesses produce nothing; the
total effect of all the above exceeds the sum of the parts. Not to mention the
Christian Fundamentalist extremists whose leaders will rise them up in the
ever-growing confusion to establish a Christian theocracy.
Additionally, the personal wealth of the few that has
an unjustifiable and overwhelming effect on a money-driven election system, and
my observation that The U.S.A. has lost most of its definition, as
Schwarzenegger is losing his, (body), completes the cause. Federal involvement
in our local activities not only exacerbates the above causes of a weakened
national life, but makes a genuinely healthy economy unachievable.
Being so heavily indebted to other nations leaves us
belly-up to acquisition by those creditors, without firing a single shot, and,
the lack of substance in our currency; the United States is fast becoming a
bankrupt civilization, not only financially, but in definition; it lives on
All the movers and shakers who will lead us over the
brink will move to their homes on islands in the Caribbean, where their wealth
already is, (Count those in Congress and big, big business who own a home
off-shore.) as emerging anarchy takes hold, and grows to create permanent
What follows is a step-by-step procedure to avoid the
final downturn, and is the TBEPP’s official platform. I am not a negative
weirdo; I’m quite a funny old guy, good-looking, sexy (In the eyes of one
gorgeous 31 year-old, who likes older men), brilliant, humble, and balanced,
with a face that would scare an Ayatollah.
Every one of the following ideas, as they are
developed, would solve the unemployment problem. That means JOBS in the private
sector! Civil service does not add wealth to the economy!
IF YOU DON’T KNOW, DON’T VOTE!
A blank ballot is as valid, and more informative,
than one completely voted - without conviction. Everyone should turn in a
ballot, but it need not be complete.
TEN STEPS TO PERFECTION
Or perhaps, The Glossary Amendment *
Voters should coerce Congress into passing an
amendment to the constitution defining the term, “Speech” as, “written, or
oral, communication of thought; the giving of a thing is not speech.”
*This amendment would be the means by which to define
other terms in the future, by amendments to this amendment, thereby becoming a
“Glossary” of the Constitution.
FECMA is an acronym for, Federal Election Campaign
Management Act, and the agency it would establish. The act would create a
single, short, election season. It will offer 90 day election seasons as an
alternative to two years of bullpucky, with the electorate free to choose
between those running in FECMA, and those candidates who choose to run outside
of FECMA rules. After about two or three elections, political maneuvering,
verbal hogwash, and money-driven elections could be a thing of the past.
This law would leave it to the voters to make it work,
or cause it to fail. Sadly, because of the recent Court decision regarding
private financing and corporate giving to candidates, FECMA would not stop
“big-money” from establishing massive funds to drive us all up the wall with
obnoxious ads for candidates. Voters, however, would have the final say about
such candidates. Americans will truly get what’s coming to you - good or bad -
after a FECMA goes into effect. That’s a certainty!
Nothing can stop the crash without FECMA, and FECMA
cannot exist without “The Definition Amendment.” I regret that you will have to
read the novel – not scan- but Read it; it explains all facets of the system.
If FECMA had been in existence, Colon Powell, as an
example, would probably have run for President, with his wife's approval, and
he would have had several genuinely qualified opponents to go up against the
money and power-driven candidates.
“The FECMA Conspiracy” by Burton S.H.
Barnes and Noble:
The public lieberry
Comments on the book, other than on style and bad
editing - which was the result of my belief at the time that I was dying - are
OUR TAX SYSTEM
Begin to separate the national government from the
individual American by making the Infernal Revenue Bureau a small staff within
the treasury department, while transitioning to a system which bills the states
for their proportionate share of each year’s federal budget; each state would
have their own system of taxation. Following this legislation should be those
bills that withdraw the national government from our lives where it need not
concern itself; activities that do not impact the nation itself, or more than
two states. The system of taxation that would help save the nation is as
I suspect the sixteenth amendment of 1913 was intended
to by-pass our founder’s Republican system by sneaking around the states to
gain control of the individual. I tend to think that it was a genuine
conspiracy by those who preferred a nation without semi-independent states.
Let’s do as so many people want: delete it.
* Each year, we would take the average state economy
throughout the nation as 100%, and determine each state’s position to the
average. The federal treasurer would then bill each state based on its economy
and population, from, say, 50% to 150% of the average.
* Each state would then create their tax system to
include paying the annual federal tax bill over the following year. This will
permit poor states to decrease their federal taxes which would increase their
own income and help their own economies according to their own judgment. This system
would allow people to take care of their own state, counties and cities.
Federal management would gradually surrender its relationship with the American
people as individuals.
* Replacing our present tax system with the above will
vest the savings such as 401-K, and other deferred-tax income; each state would
then choose what, if any, benefits to adopt.
* Life would be less complicated by the elimination of
deferred income, and fringe benefits for new workers that escape taxation; The
IRS book of regulations would shrink a few pounds, and higher after-tax income
would fund one’s own plans for the future; keep government out of it. All
fringe benefits provided by employers should be taxable to the employees. (This
would reduce tax percentages.)
* As this new system of federal and state direction of
our domestic affairs, the national budget, and the debt, should shrivel, and
the states would choose what to adopt as Washington closes or reduces the size
of each bureau that is not essential for national administration. Then, at a
future date, Congress should meet only every six months, and the District of
Columbia would become a bedroom community. (LOL).
* The flow of taxes should be from the bottom to the
top; from the citizen to the city, to the county, to the state, to the nation.
Our present tax system is totally out of our control!
* Now, bear in mind, states cannot just print money;
funds must be available to support anything they do!!!!!! Aha!
* Mortgage and other loan- interest should be
terminated as a tax deduction. If we don’t have government giving incentives to
buy homes, there would be no reason to consider interest as anything other than
part of the cost of things financed. To whom it matters, Rent! Why should
government incentivize buying; let businesses do that.
I am opposed to federal death taxes. If a state wants to tax estates, it should be
limited to wealth within that state; if several states invade a person’s
estate, there will be war, so Death Taxes should be eliminated; although I can
accept state taxes to those who inherit.
* As to the elimination of Pork, I can’t conclude how
this stop or reduce the infighting for pork, except that there would no longer
be items within states that all other states would help finance. I welcome comments
As for the U.S.A. feeding the world, under the above
system, the annual billing by the fed would show where money will go. As the
federal budget is built, I think we would have more to say about Government
charity; world charity should be voluntary. Charitable organs, and their
overhead and payroll should be under continuous scrutiny.
I oppose any government having anything
to say about abortion. Anything!
A President cannot get even close to resolving the domestic
problems we are faced with. It will take a new dedicated party in power, with a
balanced set of values, and the collective chutzpah to resist criminality and
opportunity to dominate the legislatures of the nation and the states. Only
then can we hope to see a candidate who will actually lead us toward the
maturity we should have achieved a long time ago.
The Republican Party works hard to resist the natural
inclination of most people to want a daddy and mommy-type of government
supported by independent, high earning fellow citizens. In return Democrats,
not limited to members of congress, accuse republicans of being a
power-seeking, and money driven gang of heartless ogres. The fact is that the
constitution dictates that we be a republican form of government, not
democratic. (Art, 4, sec 4)
Democrats, for the most part, believe in serving the
people; they are humanistic. Therefore, to them, we are a democratic system,
which we were not meant to be.
Republicans know that we are a republic; leaders being
elected by the people, rather than by elected representatives. The United
States is not a democratic nation, it is a democratic republic. It was designed
to have popularly-elected representatives make decisions based on their own
judgment; not their constituent’s, but with their preferences in mind.
We call ourselves a democracy because the people can
input our desires, so we forget that our system is not run by the demo’s, (The
People) but by the leaders the Demo’s choose.
Each side of the aisle has members of extreme
thinking; either toward the left, or the right. Each party-member is faced with
decisions to join the majority of the party-members, or go with his or her
convictions, if any, and not actually contributing their true values.
Each party has
“gangs” among them; representatives with independent and balanced members must
go with the majority to get bills passed, or rejected. Presidential candidates
are those selected by a few leading members, with a vote of the officially
adopted candidate of the party. Qualified members of a party, who are inclined
to reject too many of the party’s favored legislation have no chance to be
nominated for the presidency, and a balanced-minded member will not have the
support of one’s party, either Democrat, or Republican. It is the size of a
party’s pocketbook that compels candidates to identify with. The elimination of
money-driven campaigns would bring in a better quality of candidates.
The Bald Eagle Party should not run candidates for
president until it has 25% of both houses. Only by the Bald Eagle Party’s
balanced values disturbing congress, will the direction our downward slide to
oblivion be reversed, or at least, halted. It’s a conundrum that all
predictions of collapse are treated as lunatic-ravings, even if we know that
all things must end. But not yet! Why not?
We are The United “States," not the United
“People.” The people constitute the states, and the states constitute the
nation; an unbreakable relationship. All national domestic law passed by our
representatives should be administered by the states where national
administration is not essential. Only in the sense of our being citizens of the
same nation are we “a united people.”
This party will fight for a national ID card for every
living soul in the U.S. Our having a
lifetime ID card with only our picture, and finger-print on a ribbon that only
a single particular computer can read - in a secret language of its own - which
would be available only through government extensions - not commerce, or
privately-owned - is the solution to so many of our immigration, law
enforcement, and deficit problems that, not to have one is in my judgment,
ridiculous! Only political paranoids
compare a plastic ID card, to needing “papers” to move around the country. We
do not permit law enforcement officers to ask for the card without just cause.
And moving among the states would not require “papers,” as the constitution
Additionally, as for all legal applicants for
residency, they should be required to swear under oath, that they believe in
the separation of “religion and government.”
The only problem we will face is handling the troubles
of illegal’s children, and good quality parents who are contributing to our
society. Our solution to that is the
processing of them to legal status. Why now? Because, with a National ID
card for every soul legally in the country, we could assume that there will no
longer be an expensive illegal entry problem to fight, with an ID card for
every employment, legal transaction, or law enforcement procedure, in place of
actual social security cards and a driver license as ID cards; every employer
who fails to check for the official ID card should be heavily fined, or hanged.
All illegals, having lived in the U.S. for longer than
two years, and have received no welfare benefits for at least eighty percent of
the time they’ve been here, should be permitted to apply for legal residency
upon payment of federal and state taxes equal to the average of all taxpayers
in the same income bracket during the past two years.
We support the amending of the constitution to define
a natural born citizen as one who is born to a citizen; a child born to an
illegal resident should not be considered a citizen. There would no longer be people
jumping the border and dropping a baby in an American hospital for the benefits
due a citizen.
Legal residents, upon becoming citizens, should have
their citizenship include their minor children.
All adult children of former illegals who become legal
should be given legal status, on application; proof of good “citizenship”
should be essential.
Restoring a Bracero program would be good-if enforced,
and I know no reason to not do so, except to not provide unemployment payments
to any American out of their type of work for longer than one year who rejects
a job offer of any kind.
As for Braceros not returning home after season, a
National ID card, indicating their temporary status, and expiration, would take
care of that; reasonably.
Transfer all FICA tax income to the twenty-six most
stable private national life, disability, and annuity companies to manage and
distribute payment to recipients - one insurer for each letter of the alphabet-
who should be free to invest the funds with the most conservative approaches-
as they currently do for life insurance and annuity beneficiaries, with much
Insurers would be allowed a small percentage of the
payments for their management services, plus a reasonable share of the return
on investments each year as profit. The rest of the earnings would go toward
funding the reserves to the level at which they should be. Over 98% of SS taxes
would go to beneficiaries.
This would remove SS tax funds as an asset of the
government, and out of the hands of congress and the administration – we would
then know the real deficit.
Insurers invest with prudence, increasing the pulse of
the economy, and produce absolute safety of principle and a reasonable return
on investments. After a time, as the funds increase, retirement income to
beneficiaries would increase with inflation. (No involvement in investment
decisions by beneficiaries!)
Remove all illegals from the SSA roll; we are not
aware of their presence, supposedly, so how can we “document” them, and give
them a free ride. (Immigrants Act of 2013) at our expense.
The Bald Eagle Party- as an association, or a party,
will demand a requirement that members of both houses of congress personally
familiarize themselves with every bill they vote on, or not vote. Every
candidate for congress, including members up for reelection, should be required
to swear to do so. The TBEPP will not only keep tabs on all bills to spot late,
and last minute, additions, but to make them known to all members, and the
public, before the official vote is taken.
The TBEPP will be naively enthusiastic about no bill
going without making certain that the contents of all bills shall be known to
congressmembers and their constituents. Also, no member should be permitted to
change their vote after it is official.
AS THE PARTY GETS OFF THE GROUND, AS IT GROWS, SO
WOULD THE POLITICAL SYSTEM GROW IN QUALITY.
Speak to me; we’ll talk; like grown-ups!
Most important: If you want to see this party get off
the ground, even as just an association, then submit your “membership.” No
dues. True names, city, state, & email address, without which I cannot
gauge the degree of popularity. (I will NOT snitch on you!)
Questions not asked cannot be answered; input not
given cannot be considered. S.H.Gritz@Hotmail.com
Americans United for Separation of Church and State. www.AU.org
them all my assets.
WHAT FOLLOWS ARE THOUGHTS TO PONDER
There will be no organization, no order,
in subject, or topic. Just a meandering inquiring fascistic mind
During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called
out to Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking
person!" Stevenson called back: "That's not enough, madam, we need a
The government imports poverty by accepting
low-skilled immigrants. Only people with something to offer the nation should
be allowed. Never mind humanism, high unemployment demands low immigration of
non-creative people .
of church and state: As long as the church has tax advantages for being one,
they must obey man’s laws; surrender those advantages and man will let them do
as they wish.
Republicans force religion and morality on us, Democrats force bankruptcy; Bald
Eagles would force nothing but the containment of self-righteousness in the
minds of the movers and shakers.
Have you heard the expression, “Single facet
thinking”? Of course not, I thought it up. Relative to a diamond that has many
facets to it: some people deal with only one facet of a many-faceted question -
which most questions are - and ignore all the others. Of course that makes
dealing with the question easier than trying to reason through all the facets,
and adopting a legitimate viewpoint of the whole subject - on balance; I get
the impression that not many people do that! Seinfeld would say: “Not that
there’s anything wrong with that!” Sure there is! What follows are challenges
to tunnel vision.
We need a
bill submitted to Congress to limit retirement funds offered by multi-state
employers, or associations, to plans administered by reputable disinterested
third-party firms - with no executive, or owner, related to the employer. These
fund-managers should be governed by the U.S. Secretary of labor. They should
guarantee a minimum interest rate, a share of excess earnings, and assume all
the risk.”(Like insurance annuities); leave it to employees to risk their
disposable income without their employer, or union, involved; and we should
eliminate tax incentives for such contributions, which would increase the net
benefits when claimed.
licenses to do business within a single state should not need federal
involvement, if the business or personal activity does not affect a federal
facility. State legislators should outlaw permits and licenses designed to keep
newcomers out of a type of business. Let competition be truly free, without
politics, and let “little people” start their own businesses without laws
promoted by those already in it, to protect themselves. Florida is entertaining
the idea of protecting Morticians by requiring makers and sellers of coffins to
be licensed after years of education. That’s ugly! Anyone should, upon proof of
competence, be permitted to operate; keeping competition low increases the cost
of living, and high unemployment.
As I believe home ownership is not necessarily in most
people’s favor, the tax deduction of the interest should be eliminated as a
deduction for new buyers, or refinancers. It’s said that deducting home
interest was to give people an incentive to buy; in this economy, home
ownership is too expensive and troublesome. It will be a long time before
anyone is going to see equity; renting, for the tenant should cost 50% less
than owning, leaving lots of money for savings, and purchases; personal homes
should not be looked upon as an investment, except as a business.
Yes! “Landlords” (they’re not Lords, you know!), lose
out on this idea, because tenants are not always as loving to apartments. But
those who want to own their home for the sense of security it provides can have
an easier life living middle-income by not having to carry the year-to-year
burden of paying for potential equity, along with interest, home maintenance,
taxes, etc. It’s for them to decide, and to "eat" loss's in value.
Punishment for economic downturns should be shouldered by themselves, not the
rest of us, certainly not by the President, Congress, or the State with money
that does not exist; we live on smoke!
SOME OF THE BOOKS ON MY SHELVES
* Beyond Freedom & Dignity by B.F. Skinner
* The Peter Principal
* Novels by Nelson De Mille, John Sanford, James
Patterson, and Richard Castle.
* The Story of Judaism, by B.J. Bamberger
* The History of Islam, by Robert Payne
* The novel, Arcadia, by Jim Crace
* The games people Play, by Eric Bern
* The two bibles, and the Koran
schools should modify their systems to begin with five-year-olds on how to
listen, and to focus, on anything - and to reason, in addition to the “three
R’s.” Everything else should take second place; memorizing should be in last
place. How to reason one’s way through life should be the Prime Directive;
[reasoning how electric traffic lights and the "walk" signal really
work, at the start of every term, would be good!]
else should be privately run options offered by each school, in competition
with all others. Schools – public and private - should be overseen by states,
with no national involvement. Every grade should have a class on reasoning,
relative to the attained age of students.
* States should feel free to order their cities, and
counties, to sell their schools to close-corporations set up by the teachers of
each school, for the value of the “plant’s” property, equipment and hardware,
on a fifty-year non-interest-baring note; the notes would be held by the State,
and used for the general interests of their counties. Those teachers who don’t
buy shares would work for the corporation owned by their associates, and the
new owners would know what it’s like to be on the other side of a union. God!!!
That would be painful!
* All employees of schools for students below college
level should be licensed by states, mandated to clear all applicants for any
position through a national computer for any reports of pedophilia; and the
Principle to report all employees proved to be pedophiles within three days of
the dismissal, subject to personal penalty.
FOREIGN COLLEGE GRADS
I would like to know what special interests prohibit
national and states from giving foreign students with diplomas automatic
residency permits. We educated them and insist they go away. Why do we throw
away their knowledge?
THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE
I think we should look into forming a commission to
issue franchises to intra-state corporations who issue county franchises to
private parties, required to deliver any and all mail (one way or another);
mail to be distributed by the national distributors to the state distributors,
who would be free to partner with private mail services in distribution, and
delivery. Bonding will, of course, be essential. I believe Article 1; sec. 8 of
the constitution does not prohibit this.
A president cannot get even close to resolving the
domestic problems we are faced with. It will take a new dedicated party in
power, with an honest set of values, and the collective Chutzpah to resist
criminality, opportunity, and egoism to dominate the legislatures of all states
and the nation. Only then can we hope to see a candidate who will actually lead
us toward the maturity we were supposed to have achieved a long time ago. His
name is John Maxwell Flesch.
Now the Republicratic party works hard to resist the
natural inclination of most people to want a daddy and mommy-type of government
supported by independent, high earning fellow citizens.
Each side of the aisle has members of extreme
thinking; either toward the left, or the right. Each party-member is faced with
decisions to join the majority of the party-members, or go with his or her
convictions, if any.
Each party has “gangs” among them; representatives
with independent and balanced members going with the majority to get bills
passed, or rejected.
Qualified members of a party, who are inclined to
reject too many of the party’s favored legislation have no chance to be
nominated, and a balanced-minded member will not have the support of one’s
party, either Democrat, or Republican.
This party will not run a candidate for President,
until we have members in both houses having as many votes as each of the other
two parties. Only by The Bald Eagle Party’s balanced values can the votes of
socialists and “royalty” lose their dominance in congress, and reverse the
direction of our downward slide to oblivion, or at least, halted. It’s in the
hands and the minds of voters.
You've heard the story of the large restaurant where
there are five cooks in the kitchen, each having an equal vote as to how to run
the place and what the menu should be, included in the planning are the
servers, and the customers. They feed those who live many miles away, and those
who eat across the street. That's become the American version of a Republic.
In the face of having learned the faults of Democratic
societies that are actually “run by its people,” we behave as a Democracy with
the people in control, which we were not designed to be; our nation is a
Republic! Our enemy is the human instinct to progress, but we do not agree as
to a destination. What we have to do is to push extremists; political and
religious, into ineffective, and unpopular political parties.
One of my dreams in political ideas is that suddenly,
out of the blue, every voter decided to pass on all issues and offices they
don’t really understand, or cannot decide among the candidates for particular
offices. A really good citizen is one who does not vote the opinions of others;
“Who should I vote for?” is a terrible question! The current results of
elections are not a reflection of intelligent decision-making. Turning in a
ballot with only one or two issues marked, or even entirely blank, is more
patriotic than turning in a ballot marked with the opinions of others, or just
guesses or, because the candidate is a women, or white/black, or sky-blue pink.
One of the many problems we face is the poem on the
base of Lady Liberty; it is not the result of legislation, but a national
private contest won by a socialist poet. We need to cancel the invitation. We
should accept only applicants with something to offer America, not unfortunate
people to fill the lower step on the ladder, for life. We long ago needed
people from everywhere else to make a nation, which we became; we are
destroying ourselves by continuing to welcome the downtrodden; it’s suicide;
close the gates!
As long as we have campaign donations, states should
think about forbidding any and all campaigns, or candidates, for state office
from accepting support from sources outside of that office’s district; Cities
and counties should do the same: no money from outside the district, and
corporate money should be prohibited.
It is supposed to be that the people within a district
decide who represents them, not permitting outsiders to effect the election in
any way. Until we have a State version of FECMA, (SECMA), only local money
should be permitted; a MECMA for Municipal.)
This stuff sounds dirty!
After elimination of Federal taxation of individuals
and intra-state businesses, there would be no advantage for private employers
to provide fringe benefits - except for the wholesale discount,
tax-favorability, and reduction of the preexistent conditions clause; it would
be voluntary on the employer’s part, or, associated employees could be
permitted to shop for fringe benefits at wholesale rates through their
employers. Intra-state corporations should be governed and taxed by the state
DEFENSE AND FOREIGN POLICY
1. Submit a request for the President to order a
feasibility study to look into the linking ability of all ships, (an attachable
flotilla) so as to be able to form, and deform, complete mobile military bases
on international water, to include a hospital ship, and a sports and
entertainment ship. We should remove our military from countries who resent our
2. On foreign policy: I believe the USA should stop
promoting Democracy offshore, and leave it to social/political/religious
evolution to do its thing. I choose to believe that all we should do is deliver
a better life for ourselves than dictatorships; evil, and/or religious. The
internet will take care of it, all by itself! Let all civil wars go on without
American input, and regain the respect and affection we used to have.
Egocentricity be-gone! (But not to the extent Barry O is taking it!)
3. We should treat unfriendly nations with matching
behavior: resist and fight them according to their own values. I reject the
idea that we would lower ourselves to their level; our self-chosen enemies
should know that we will respond to their attacks, as they would respond to
We should, however, stop thinking we own the world. We
had not been appointed by the Big Guy/Gal to rule. S/He told me that.)
1. Eliminate federal involvement with mortgages. Only the
states should govern and mandate guarantees by private administrators. That
would have national companies doing business according to each state’s
We must return to letting money-lenders
design their loans; States should give approval to lenders, and their rates;
lenders who screw-up, should be closed, and individually held personally responsible
for losses; money-lenders should not be protected by incorporation, there-by exposing
their personal estates to lawsuits and recovery. Banks should be audited quarterly
by the state, and without warning; “The Eagles have Landed,” style.
Civil service workers should not be paid more than
civilians doing the same type of job, all forms of compensation included, and,
by being unionized, civil service protection should be voided.
A Bald Eagle President would establish a, federal
“Internal Auditing Department,” actually a commission, staffed by non-political
auditors who would be drawn from the non-political public. They would move
among the departments – unannounced.
Their assignment would be to examine the books,
contracts, and everything else specifically to detect what must be there:
cheating, lying, fake jobs, positions no longer needed, and everything else that
unnecessarily maintains the highest budget allowance possible. The commissioner
of this department would be outside the influence of the executive, the
legislature, and the Judiciary, to report to the President, and the media
simultaneously. This would be a massive department, financed by the closing all
the many departments no longer needed, as the Fed. Steps back from dealing with
the people directly. Of course there would be limits. First the idea, then the
plan, then the mechanics.
A bonus program for each department director based on
a fraction of a percent of every dollar remaining unspent in their budget at
year's end, providing the proposed next year's budget is equal or less than the
net on which the department had operated during the previous year. AHA!
Back in the early nineteen hundreds, unions were a
gift to workers with which to humble vicious employers; employer arrogance has
long been under control; it’s a new age. It’s past the time to bring down Trade
Unions, which had become counterproductive, and let employees of individual
employers deal with each other. Unions should not be more powerful than any
single employer. Union pension funds should be turned over to totally unrelated
administrators, such as Insurers.
Trade unions should give way to “Trade Hiring” private
enterprises; like employment agencies (Job Shops), but being businesses that
test and train workers at three levels of competence. Employers would ask for
workers at whatever level of competence they want, relative to what they want
their payroll to carry; quality of product or service of the employer would
show, and competition would rein free.
Such employees would qualify for permanent jobs, if
needed, after a period of experience, according to the employer.
There would be no overbearing power by unions, or
employers, due to the new custom of association of employees of single
Union organizers would have to adjust by establishing
“Job shops” of their own, and getting used to no longer controlling the
economy, and businesses; inflation would slow down, grow slower, or deflate due
to the absence of mandated-through-extortion (the threat of a strike). We would
then have to find employment for Goons.
LAW AND ORDER
We should be held responsible for our behavior
regardless of the cause; crimes committed while under the influence of drugs
should not be treated differently than other conditions. Self-defense is
defensible, and insanity not being voluntary, is as well; voluntarily taking
hallucinogens, and breaking the law should be punishable without blaming the
drug for the crime.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE CONSTITUTION
The preamble reads: "We the people . . . promote
the general welfare. . . "To promote does not mean the national government
is to *do* anything; promoting means to *encourage* the states to do. D.C.
could be reduced to a small village without breaching the constitution.
Article 1; Section 8: Congress shall have the power to
lay and collect taxes…to pay debts and defend the nation . . . for the general
welfare of the nation itself, not the
people. Yes, a nation refers to people in common, but the “nation” is the
entity the constitution organizes, not the people; the states organize the
people who had organized the state for that purpose. We were actually meant to
be independent entities constituting a single nation, in place of a
confederation, with the intent of the states to remain reasonably independent
parts of the nation, not “slaves” to it!
The 2nd amendment was specifically intended to
recognize the states right to form militias to protect themselves from the
Federal government, as well as respond to a call to arms in defense of the
nation; the ownership of a firearm is basic to self-preservation, so the
amendment made clear that people needed to own weapons when called to arms. Now
that the military provides the weapons, there is no need for it, except the
need to protect ourselves from each other.
As for a citizen protecting himself from the feds, by
going down fighting? But you *will* go down!
well-regulated militia" should be followed by, "Commanded by a
general officer appointed by the governor, and confirmed by the state
legislature. No independently formed militia should be recognized by the state;
self-established militias, though not
recognized, should not be prohibited, but have no rights, as a group, unless
and until recognized by the commanding general of the state militia."
3. "Double Jeopardy." The 5th states, . . .
"trice put in jeopardy of *life, or limb." In jeopardy of
incarceration is not mentioned; deprivation of liberty, and property without
due process does not seem to be included in "double-jeopardy."
4. The fight to a defense, against what? The charges?
Where does it state or imply that the defense could twist, or withhold
evidence, or testimony? ("Don't tell me what is right or wrong, moral or
immoral, fair or unfair, just tell me what is legal and what is not.")
Constitutionally, no defense should be any more talented than any other; the
cunning of the attorneys should be replaced by technology. (A "Lie
detector", voice-stress analyzer, and
5. Article 1. . .
A. Congress of the United States . . . consists of two
houses: the House and the Senate. So why do so many people refer to Housemembers
as Congressmembers, and Senators as such? They’re all Congressmembers!
B. “The number of Representatives shall not exceed one
for every 30,000”, etc. Let’s make it 1 for every 100,000. I really would like
arguments on this!
6. Article IV; Sec.4. “ . . . Every *state* of this
Union shall be a Republican form of government . . .” So we are *not* a
Democracy, nor should states be so; we should eliminate citizen’s initiatives
as unconstitutional. They are abused by special interests, not citizens, and
citizens should not be running the state or nation; it is to be run my
7. First amendment; the word “Speech” should be
defined as, “Verbal or written communication of thought; the giving of a thing
is not a form of speech. Though a “Thing” is something of physical substance,
favors should be included.
8.Second Amendment; “A well-regulated Militia” should
be followed by, “commanded by a General Officer appointed by the governor, and
confirmed by the state senate, with the authority to form and regulate such a
state military organization.
NOTE: There is nothing in the second amendment to
prevent legislation: “The right to own
weapons shall not be infringed, except that a federal permit ( Issued by states
) shall be required to carry or transport, for any reason, firearms, or
explosives, even if to transfer to, or from, a business or home. The right to
keep and bear arms in home and business is what we are guaranteed. (This
amendment was intended to recognize the state’s right to have a militia,
regardless of what the Supreme Court decided in 2013.)
9. Article V111; the words, “Cruel” & “unusual”
need to be specifically defined.
10. Amendment X; “. . . powers not delegated to the
United States . . . are reserved to the States . . . or to the people.” “People” certainly *can*
mean each individual; it should mean, collectively. This needs to be defined,
because too many people think they can, as individuals, assume rights of their
own making, which is ridiculous. (I believe Islam instructs just that: Each
follower does his own thing, on his own. We need that like we need a cancer!)
11. Amendment XIV; “. . . All persons born . . . are
citizens of the United States, and of the state wherein they reside,” Should be
followed by, “provided they were born to an American citizen, or permanent
legal residents after attaining citizenship.” In other words, parents would
apply as a family, and no women can illegally cross the border, squat, and
deliver a citizen.
By the way, is an infant really a citizen? If so, why
can’t it vote?
Amendment XVI; Delete it, and pass *legislation* of a
new taxing system permitted by Section 8 of the constitution.
12. The 6th amendment covers trial by jury, etc; I
think an amendment to this amendment should require that jury selection should
be done by the judge, without input from the adversaries.
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Instead of expensive imprisonment, those with multiple
criminal acts – felonious and misdemeanors – should call for ejaculation (it’s
a matter of speed) of such miscreants from this country. Life in prison is not
a civilized idea in a perfect world, and it’s expensive unless we make them
productive, which we don’t. Putting them in boats 100 miles from the coast
would be perfect. Do you have a better idea?
A CHILD WITHOUT A MENTOR IS A CURSE
VERY SERIOUS STUFF
1. In golf, clubs are referred to as right, or left
handed; we are either right-eye, or left-eye-dominant, regardless of what hand
is dominant, so I think the golf industry and professionals should change their
references to apply to the eye, not the hand. Make it so, because I use
left-eyed clubs. In the hands of an Octogenarian, they’re pretty dangerous!
2. The Eleventh Commandment is of course, “Be ye
therefore perfect.” Well, you’ve read perfect solutions to our nation’s
problems, and if you disagree, I dare you to debate with me.
3. Did you know that Hong Kong’s average IQ is 107;
South Korea is 106, Japan is 105, Italy, and Germany are 102, England is 100,
and the USA is 98?
4. In this holiday season, once again we are reminded
that free enterprise and our dependence on economic transactions to support
ours and governments needs moves manufacturers and retailers to bug us with
commercials and sales, which results in them continually moving Thanksgiving
and Christmas up a few days every year. I imagine that by the year 2020, we’ll
be faced with Thanksgiving sales for 2021 three days after January 1st of 2021;
and Christmas sales the following week. Then we would have to create new
holidays to follow Hanukah in December.
5. Seriously; I had intended to create a manufacturing
firm back in the day, which would do the following: with hundreds of employees
in a single campus situated on property that provides *rental* housing for
* The rent would be absolutely minimum, non-profit.
* Those employees who move into such apartments would
be paid less than those living elsewhere.
* The property would provide the popular retail
outlets, where people would pay non-profit prices, through discounts.
* There would be no need for the use of expensive
vehicles to and from work; no loan payments, gas, electricity, less
It would be private property with controlled
ingress/egress, and private police; no gangs, no theft, all non-profit. . .
except the company's products, or services, of course. Any outside business
could lease a space and compete with company stores.
Result: The cost of manufacturing in the U.S.A. would
be near the cost in Asia, with no cost for overseas shipping, and total quality
control. Put this in your pipe and suck it in! Then give me arguments.
Aka, THE HOLIDAY SEASON
“Christmas” means Christ Mass. It is a religious
day. It had long ago, as you know,
become a gift-buying season = Commerce. We Americans give thanks in November;
commerce takes over beginning on November 1st to Thanksgiving night,
and Christmas lasts from November 26th at 6:00PM until the same time Christmas
night, after which the sales of leftovers ( Newly made for the occasion)
begins. Then there’s New Year’s Eve, and a hangover on January 1st; then the
I would like to see a growing change in America where
people of Christian orientation celebrate “Christ Mass,” when gifts are not the
point and shopping is replaced by going to church, and sitting cozily with the
family. (Invite a single person of the faith who is without family.) Never mind
What to do with the continual drop in business? Spread
shopping for gifts over the next year, as you go about your activities; buy
gifts for particular people for particular reasons and accumulate them for a
special day. That way, as everyone joins in, buying would be spread over the
year, creating permanent jobs instead of temporary Holiday jobs. The economy of
one month would be spread over the year.
What day? You ask. A day you, and each member of the
family, will select each year known only to each of you; (A secret!). On that
day, each member of the family would, on their day, invite everyone over for a
surprise party and give them the gifts you had purchased throughout the year.
They will all be shocked, surprised, grateful, and full of love and joy. Then
the Christmas music would fade out until it is played only December 24th, and
25th. (This would also guarantee an eventual gift for you from each of the
Now, before Christ Mass, stop wishing Jews a Merry
Christmas and give them a Hanukkah card, or gift, instead. Then there would no
longer be the need for a “Holidays” card. There are cards for every
culture/religion. We, with friends and acquaintances of different cultures and
faiths, would make note of their holidays, (or non-holidays for atheists ) and
send us a card, or gift, as well. God! What would December be like without it
being a commercial season?
I’m thinking that, maybe we don’t need birthday gifts
RE: the book, “Divinity of Doubt.
The God Question”
Vince “stole” all the words and ideas I had written in
1998; I wish I still had that hard disk. There is absolutely no difference
between his and my thoughts on this subject; he just wrongly defines Atheism.
He has in mind professional writers who leave no room in their arguments for
the possibility that they may be wrong, and does not recognize that such people
are not only atheists, but egocentrics, if not just debaters who speak with
Because my war-cry is, “There is no such thing as
right or wrong, or true or false in philosophy,” I am an Atheist because I
*believe* that there is no such thing as a God – Christian or otherwise (He is Jewish, you know); I am wise because
I know I could be wrong. Vinchenzo has in mind the un-wise, as Atheists, and
the wise, as Agnostic. My being a wise Atheist would have Vince call me an
An agnostic, as he notes, is one who doesn’t know, or
care, and in his battle to defeat the verbose and self-righteous wrongly
defines Atheism to include ego-centrism; I disagree. Vince is an Atheist!
I have spoken!
THE ORIGIN OF MARRIAGE
Today, 2/6/13, as a curiosity, I Googled, and
Ask.com’d this question, and found answers mostly based on limited, and
self-serving guesses, so I decided to inform you-all of the truth:
The origin of marriage predates all known current
religions and traditions; it began when one cave man having been thinking of
what was going to happen with his well-furnished cave, favorite ax, and
pitching staff, noticed that the man-children in his woman’s cave looked just
like him, so he pulled her by the hair into his own cave, and took possession
of the kids. Then he trained the boys to join him in going for groceries, while
mother and the girls cooked and kept the cave and environs clean. After a
while, the others in the tribe noticed how well it worked that they did it too.
That was the beginning of marriage; it was an economic creation.
When cavemen evolved into Homo sapiens people
eventually came to think of marriage as a necessity for “legitimacy,” because
those who needed to be leaders could have authority by declaring the necessity
for “legitimacy.” So a marriage
ceremony was designed to give more importance to the leader.
From then, marriage became a means to disperse
personal “estates;” Religion eventually took it over, but it was merely an
economic tool until love redefined it. It is still, to many, just a means to
legalize ownership, and transfer of possessions.
Love, and the desire to live together does not really
need “legitimacy; living in a society, makes it desirable to the majority of
My friend Burt says that on his former planet, simple
personal contracts, registered with the local administration, took care of
everything- without a lawyer!
They do practice the prohibition of mixing bad blood
with good, which is to say intelligence, and culture. (Not religion; it doesn’t
exists there.) And they have no wars.
Sounds like a good place to live, but Burt says they’re not as exciting as us
earthlings; intelligence is so boring.
Back to serious questions and demands
No new or rebuilt building in any city should have a
parking lot near it; no markets, no restaurants, no shopping centers, no homes.
Every building should sit a level above the ground, which would be for parking,
plumbing, sewerage, and electrical lines above ground, or have parking
on the roof. Result, as we evolve would be more room on streets, and space for
more buildings, recreation areas, and parks. Also streets would be made wider
for buses and large trucks, without curb-parking.
All federal government personnel, including elected
and appointed leaders and legislators should have the identical fringe benefits
as provided to all citizens. Any and all ungraded benefits should be paid for
by a group policy on all participants, providing a choice of coverage entirely
paid for by the participant through payroll withholding, on after-tax income. This
idea is illustrated in my novel, “The Winner, Gritz”
All of us are the result of conditioning; each of us
is what our childhood experiences produced with our parent's teachings and
experiences with the kids we grew up with in the psychological atmosphere in
which we developed, and with the particular genetic variations in our own
bloodlines. So why is it that we become adults who believe everything should be
“our” way, even for those who grew up in entirely different cultures?
Why don’t we number highways within the U.S.A. with
four digits, so there would not be duplication of numbers? See #395 on both the
western side and eastern.
The more we advance technology, the more unemployment
we create. The more we replace ourselves with computers the more we need to
think of what people will be doing without working. What, I wonder, would
happen to our nation, even the world, when people will be have so much “time on
their hands,” without the mentality to create socially beneficial activities?
WAR!!!! Just for the action.
The average IQ in the U.S.A. Is 98. What kind of jobs
will 98ers do? What about those in the 80's? How high will the crime rate be in
2050? ( That’s if we haven't yet crashed.) If the U.S.A does not institute
birth-control, it would be overwhelming. Should the government legislate a
BIRTH OF PRESIDENTS
I can't imagine why we should retain the requirement
that presidents must have been hatched in this country. I simply have no idea
I suggest it be revised to require only that a
President must have been educated since, say, the age of 5, and lived, worked,
and paid taxes in this country since, say, the age of 25. We should increase the age of candidacy from
35 to 45, for more maturity, and require that (s)he had worked in the private
sector at least 5 years.
If I were President of the U.S., I would put aside the
gun issue (2nd amendment), and concentrate on a national program to address
mental health care. It would be created by a commission of non-political specialist in the field, with no
political involvements, and make the states the beneficiaries of the ideas.
Every person standing for federal elective office
should be investigated to the date of their birth, before being qualified for
candidacy. States should consider the same requirement, right down to
Additional proof that we are losing it is the way we
use words; e.g. Amagine for imagine; amergency for emergency; etc. We have to
learn to tawk good, especially professional tawkers!
HUMAN GENE OWNERSHIP
The discoverer of a gene for certain characteristics
is currently permitted to own that gene; in some states the discoverer is
presumed to own that gene in your body, as well as your progeny. Do you think
that’s right? Look it up, ask your Lawyer, or, your congress-member.
The constitution should be interpreted according to
contemporary realities, rather than precisely to the assumed intent of our
From Rabbi/Reverend/Father/Imam, Saul
* As ye are taught as a child, so shall ye need; as ye
need, so shall ye believe.
A man is the sum of his own thoughts; as ye think, so
shall it be, unto YOU.
* In philosophy, there is no such thing as true or
false, or right and wrong, unless proved by unquestionable fact; the fact
itself is the truth, not the belief.
* It’s not positive
thinking that accomplishes things; it’s the absence of negative thinking that
does it; a positive thinker is at the mercy of false ego, which usually leaves
a person flat on ‘is arse.
* When out and about, whether walking, or riding,
always do what you know you are expected to do by others involved; reduce the
incidence of combat.
* As we grow, we will more and more come down to the
simple truth: God is Ethics, not a being; no HIM, no IT, just living an ethical
life. This has been the bases for Judaism since Josiah, the need for ceremony
rules man, the belief in an ethical life grows man. MozelTov!
Steven Pruzansky is the leader of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, New
Jersey. He adds support to my prediction that 2031 will be year when we are
punished for our sins. (Not that he has any particular year in mind.)
am opposed to clergy speaking publically of politics, and object to this
article he wrote. He did, however, speak the “gospel” of what I’m trying to
communicate, so I’m passing it along.
"The most charitable way of explaining the
election results of 2012 is that Americans voted for the status quo - for the
incumbent President and for a divided Congress. They must enjoy gridlock,
partisanship, incompetence, economic stagnation and avoidance of
responsibility. And fewer people voted. (That’s
But as we awake from the nightmare, it is important to
eschew the facile explanations for the Romney defeat that will prevail among
the chattering classes. Romney did not lose because of the effects of Hurricane
Sandy that devastated this area, nor did he lose because he ran a poor
campaign, nor did he lose because the Republicans should have chosen better
candidates, nor did he lose because Obama benefited from a slight uptick in the
economy due to the business cycle. Romney lost because he didn't get enough
votes to win.
That might seem obvious, but not for the obvious
reasons. Romney lost because the conservative virtues - the traditional
American virtues – of liberty, hard work, free enterprise, private initiative
and aspirations to moral greatness - no longer inspire or animate a majority of
The simplest reason why Romney lost was because it is
impossible to compete with “free” stuff.
Every businessman knows this; that is why the
"loss leader" or the giveaway is such a powerful marketing tool.
Obama's America is one in which free stuff is given away: the adults among the
47,000,000 on food stamps clearly recognized for whom they should vote, and so
they did, by the tens of millions; those who - courtesy of Obama - receive two
full years of unemployment benefits (which, of course, both disincentives
looking for work and also motivates people to work off the books while
collecting their windfall) surely know for whom to vote. The lure of free stuff
The defining moment of the whole campaign was the
revelation of the secretly-recorded video in which Romney acknowledged the
difficulty of winning an election in which "47% of the people" start
off against him because they pay no taxes and just receive money - "free
stuff" - from the government.
Almost half of the population has no skin in the game
- they don't care about high taxes, promoting business, or creating jobs, nor
do they care that the money for their free stuff is being borrowed from their
children and from the Chinese.
They just want the free stuff that comes their way at
someone Else's expense. In the end, that 47% leaves very little margin for
error for any Republican, and does not bode well for the future.
It is impossible to imagine a conservative candidate
winning against such overwhelming odds. People do vote their pocketbooks. In
essence, the people vote for a Congress who will not raise their taxes, and for
a President who will give them free stuff, never mind who has to pay for it.
That engenders the second reason why Romney lost: the
inescapable conclusion that the electorate is ignorant and uninformed. Indeed,
it does not pay to be an informed voter, because most other voters - the clear
majority – are unintelligent and easily swayed by emotion and raw populism.
That is the indelicate way of saying that too many people vote with their
hearts and not their heads. That is why Obama did not have to produce a second
term agenda, or even defend his first-term record. He needed only to portray
Mitt Romney as a rapacious capitalist who throws elderly women over a cliff,
when he is not just snatching away their cancer medication, while starving the
poor and cutting taxes for the rich.
During his 1956 presidential campaign, a woman called
out to Adlai Stevenson: "Senator, you have the vote of every thinking
person!" Stevenson called back: "That's not enough, madam, we need a
Obama could get away with saying that "Romney
wants the rich to play by a different set of rules" - without ever
defining what those different rules were; with saying that the "rich
should pay their fair share" - without ever defining what a "fair
share" is; with saying that Romney wants the poor, elderly and sick to
"fend for themselves" - without even acknowledging that all these
government programs are going bankrupt, their current insolvency only papered
over by deficit spending.
Similarly, Obama (or his surrogates) could hint to
blacks that a Romney victory would lead them back into chains and proclaim to
women that their abortions and birth control would be taken away. He could
appeal to Hispanics that Romney would have them all arrested and shipped to
Mexico and unabashedly state that he will not enforce the current immigration
laws. He could espouse the furtherance of the incestuous relationship between
governments and unions - in which politicians ply the unions with public money,
in exchange for which the unions provide the politicians with votes, in
exchange for which the politicians provide more money and the unions provide
more votes, etc., even though the money is gone.
Obama also knows that the electorate has changed -
that whites will soon be a minority in America(they're already a minority in
California) and that the new immigrants to the US are primarily from the Third
World and do not share the traditional American values that attracted
immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is a different world, and a
different America. Obama is part of that different America, knows it, and knows
how to tap into it. That is why he won.
Obama also proved again that negative advertising
works, invective sells, and harsh personal attacks succeed. That Romney never
engaged in such diatribes points to his essential goodness as a person; his
"negative ads" were simple facts, never personal abuse - facts about
high unemployment, lower take-home pay, a loss of American power and prestige
abroad, a lack of leadership, etc. As a politician, though, Romney failed
because he did not embrace the devil's bargain of making unsustainable
It turned out that it was not possible for Romney and
Ryan - people of substance, depth and ideas - to compete with the shallow
populism and platitudes of their opponents. Obama mastered the politics of envy
– of class warfare - never reaching out to Americans as such but to individual
groups, and cobbling together a winning majority from these minority groups. If
an Obama could not be defeated - with his record and his vision of America, in
which free stuff seduces voters - it is hard to envision any change in the
The road to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and to a
European-socialist economy - those very economies that are collapsing today in
Europe - is paved.
For Jews, mostly assimilated anyway and staunch
Democrats, the results demonstrate again that liberalism is their Torah. Almost
70% voted for a president widely perceived by Israelis and most committed Jews
as hostile to Israel. They voted to secure Obama's future at America's expense
and at Israel's expense - in effect, preferring Obama to Netanyahu by a wide
A dangerous time is ahead. Under present
circumstances, it is inconceivable that the US will take any aggressive action
against Iran and will more likely thwart any Israeli initiative. The US will
preach the importance of negotiations up until the production of the first
Iranian nuclear weapon - and then state that the world must learn to live with
this new reality.
But this election should be a wake-up call to Jews.
There is no permanent empire, nor is there an enduring haven for Jews anywhere
in the exile. The American empire began to decline in 2007 when Democrats took
back the Congress and Senate, and the deterioration has been exacerbated in the
last five years. This election only hastens that decline.
Society is permeated with sloth, greed, envy and
materialistic excess. It has lost its moorings and its moral foundations.. The
takers outnumber the givers, and that will only increase in years to come.
The "Occupy" riots across this country in
the last two years were mere dress rehearsals for what lies ahead - years of
unrest sparked by the increasing discontent of the unsuccessful, who want to
seize the fruits and the bounty of the successful, and do not appreciate the
slow pace of redistribution.
If this election proves one thing, it is that the Old
America is gone. And, sad for the world, it is not coming back."
The problems we face today are there because the
people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.
To which, I, Saul, Add, Our nation has become much too
complicated to be managed by human nature; we, the American people, and our
political system, are not up to the job. Successful systems are not acceptable
to the takers, the users, and those motivated by fairy tales, who, as the Rabbi
points out, outnumber the wise.
ENTER, RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM
ATHEISM IS UNATTRACTIVE BECAUSE IT
OFFERS NO DOGMA
Muslims want a Muslim world in the name
of Allah; Christians want a Christian world in the name of Jesus. Both extremes
welcome physical combat to get their way. In the U.S.A. Christian psychological
paraplegics, as do Muslim psycho’s of the world, have their entire beings
centered in on the dream of making America and the world adhere to their
fanatically fearful interpretations of reality and the bible.
In the world, crazy Muslims use death and destruction
to get their way, in the U.S.A., crazy Christians are limited to using law and
order, with conquest over all being both their goals. Dominion over all and
rejection of “Heathens,” are the same goal in both their minds; to Muslim
kooks, all unbelievers must be killed; to Christian kooks, all who reject Jesus
should not be Americans, and all who disobey the rules written in that old book
of short stories called the Bible should be stoned to death. There is not a bit
of difference between both frenzied peoples.
The long and short of this problem is that we all
think as our parents conditioned us to think. By their behavior and
instruction, we learn to think like them; In Muslim and Extremist Christianity;
the training of children in the Madrasahs’ of both groups is absolute and
hypnotic, to say the least. When taught that God does not want his
“marionettes” to think, children take it as gospel, especially when the kids
are home-schooled, and kept from mixing with the heathen. Evangelical voters
will outnumber both the passive psychologically balanced voters who think it
can’t happen in America and non-voters who just mind their own businesses, and
be ready to assume possession America when it collapses, which, of course
“can't happen here.” ( Read, “Christian Nation,” by Rich.) As for Jews, they
just watch the “mashuganah Goyum” and try to ignore it all.
Due to the fact that the USA is a nation of too many
selfish and ignorant voters, I have become convinced that America has no
future. That’s because, even if each of my readers accepts any of my ideas, I
am positive that not even one percent of you will do anything about it; not
writing your congress-members, a letter to the editor, or to email me with
well-considered opinions, and suggestions – favoring, opposed, or
modifying. But, to keep me busy until I
get a break by being assigned to life on another planet, here are my steps to
avoid the crash of ’31 on this one.
As has been said many times before, the better-off a
nation, the worse-off the ethics.
Too high a percentage of successful people give less
consideration to ethics as they progress, leaving the unsuccessful to rely on
the only thing left: Ethics.
COME BACK, HEAH? More to come
SPEAK TO ME!!!!