This is the U.S. in 2017

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We have the right to peaceful protest, not destruction of property. But we live in a time of such perverted justice that if the store owners or police officers would have shot someone in defense of private property they would’ve been charged instead of the “Anarchist Provocateurs” that are the root cause.

I believe in Life, Liberty, and Property.

I believe in secession as an option for free people to take back governance

All Americans who support the Revolution of 1776 believe that armed resistance against tyranny is sometimes necessary.

But what is shown above is old world Anarchism of the pre-World War I violent order. The kind that caused WWI. The kind that spread across Europe and enveloped the world in trench warfare. In a world full of destabilizing factors, like fiery rhetoric, international accusations, warmongering politicians, and newly formed and strengthened alliances across the East, we need to get our own “national” house order  This should be dealt with swiftly, and if necessary with force. These people do not want change, they want destabilization and blood shed.

The good news is that they are “snow flakes” that will melt under the slightest heat. The bad news is that the families and school systems of our fair land produced them in the first place. They are without intelligence, without sensibility, and without honor. Today should be a day of mourning, that on the one hand men of such low moral stature can ascend to our highest office, but on the other that our children have become the enemy of both good character and reason.

I pray God would send us our own John the Baptist to turn us again to Christ that we may see “the hearts of fathers (turn) to their children and the hearts of children to their fatherslest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” (Malachi 4:6)

My Pre-Election Prediction and 3 Reasons Why I was Right

This is the election prediction I posted to my personal Facebook account Monday night November 7th. I’m going to be writing a little more in the future to explain what I saw in the electorate that helped me to foresee what the national media never dreamed would happen. Also to help Millennials, who hate the president elect with a passion, understand why middle America would repudiate Hillary Rodham Clinton so profoundly. Blessings.

Prediction Below
“Ok, I’m going to bed, but before I do I want to dabble in a little political speculation, just for fun, I dislike both candidates, so here’s my unbiased opinion.
I think we could see a Brexit moment. I suspect that there is going to be about a 4-6% discrepancy between the polls and the actual result leaning towards Trumplandia for 2 reasons. 

(1) Poll weighting. Most I saw had a 7-9% sampling advantage towards democrats because that’s how things fell out for Pres Obama. African Americans I do not think will vote in as high a concentrations for Hillary as they did last election.

(2) A politically correct environment encourages lies. I believe there is a large contingent of soft support for Trump, but these people would never admit to it because of the charge that they were racist, xenophobic, deplorables. But they will close the curtain and punch the button for Trump, plain and simple.

Because of those 2 reasons, I believe tomorrow could be a shocker. Then again all the polls could be right. There’s my unsolicited 2 cents. If I’m right, here’s another tip, sell stocks tomorrow morning, because the market will fall off of a cliff Wednesday. Hillary is priced in to win. Sell the peso too because that currency will fall through the floor. It’ll take a lot more of them to build that wall.

 

3 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Is Not Our President

Reason #1

She is the most scandal ridden candidate to ever run for office. For those of us that have a memory that stretch back to the 90’s this list is long. Whitewater, Jim Mcdougall, Vincent Foster, Travelgate, Looting the Whitehouse when they left office, Pillaging Haiti, Using the IRS to punish political opponents, Bashing Bill’s Victims (not accusers), Benghazi, Emailgate, and one could list many, many more scandals and criminal investigations.

For this reason alone I have said since before the primaries even began that Republicans could nominate a ham sandwich and win against HRC. While President Elect Trump (who I did not vote for) has issues in regards to his behavior and other moral issues, he does not have a public corruption list anywhere near comparable to HRC.

Reason #2 Infinitesimal Minority Sabotage

Remember, I am not affirming anything; I’m simply explaining it. The reason I am about to give you will go to the heart of the matter, and is as important as reason #1 as to why Hillary Clinton lost. Okay Millennials, prepare to need a safe space, because this one is going to hurt a little.
The actions of Black Lives Matter and the LGBTQ+ Movement have just pushed the masses too far. First, before anyone goes after me on this, I was posting on this page about unarmed african americans, special needs, and suicidal people being executed on camera by police officers as unacceptable long before BLM even existed, and I strongly believe the nation’s law enforcement needs to be retrained in the Constitution. That being said, BLM and LGBTQ+ Movement actions are largely to blame for the backlash witnessed in the election.

When Martin Luther King erected the Civil Rights Movement in the 60’s, he did so with moral authority and non-violence, following the path of Gandhi, who, according to Gandhi himself, was following the example of Jesus. Non-violence. That is why he and his movement were successful, and that is why the nation could find healing in the period after his death. BLM is not built on King’s work but Malcom X and the Black Panthers’ work, which were neither non-violent, nor were they successful movements. King has a day dedicated to him, Malcom got a movie. Violence begets violence. If you live by the sword you will fall by it and nothing will become of your movement. Not so with King, he lives on in our midst though gone nearly 50 years now. Whether it is stymying free speech on college campuses, cultural appropriation, street violence, blocking traffic, attacking innocent white citizens driving near a protest site, or forbidding elderly white persons to pass on public side walks, all of it together was enough to assuage “white guilt.” Unless the tactics and dialogue change, BLM should expect to continue to press the electorate in the opposite direction that they would like them to go.

Same with the LGBTQ+ community. Forcing schools, retail stores, and public institutions to allow men dressed as women to use the same restrooms with little girls. Fomenting gender as a social construct instead of an objective anatomical reality. Forcing the education system to teach these things to middle schoolers. What did you expect these actions to produce in their parents and grand parents? When an infinitesimal minority (1-3% nation wide), under the guise of “love,” uses the power of government to alter entire social constructs over night, backlash was bound to occur, and it did. It is going to come at a bad time for your movement too. There are 4 aging justices on the Supreme Court, and if they are replaced by Constitutional Jurists (which they will be or The Donald’s fall will be as meteoric as his rise) you will be set back an entire generation.

People in these groups may not want to hear this, and you may not be aware of it, but, you are an infinitesimal minority. African Americans make up 18% of the U.S. population. Less than 50%, way less, are an active part of BLM. That is somewhere between 5-9% of the U.S. population. The politically militant LGBTQ+ Community is some decimal of 1%, as many who practice the lifestyle are not political actors. Hillary Clinton courted an extreme minority and called the vast majority of people in the U.S. a “basket of deplorables.” She was in New York when she said that, and Manhattan is not Topeka. In L.A. they think saying such things should be celebrated, but in the upper Michigan peninsula, not so much. This is the difference between the east and west coasts of the U.S. and flyover country. Flyover country is not gonna take this sort of cultural decimation of law and order lying down, and they could care less about what Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus think, much less where they live. They are tired of being ignored and insulted by children, their college professors, and politicians trying to score political points for their open and changing views. These groups are destroying time honored traditions and culture from inside insulated intellectual vacuums. Simply put, working class adults have just gotten tired of being pushed around, and they are the vast majority. Infinitesimally small political groups had better figure this out before they are legislated back to the stone age. As those sages of the 90’s, The Beastie Boys once said (even though they were involved in inappropriate cultural appropriation), “Listen all y’all it’s sabotage!”

I did not vote for Donald Trump, nor Barack Obama, nor G. W. Bush the second round, or Bill Clinton either. I have no dog in the hunt. I dislike Statism and spend most of my life pretending govenment doesn’t even exist. I wish we could allow each other the grace of life and peace. But as long as government is used to punish each other every 4 to 8 years for the previous 4-8 years transgressions, what I describe above will occur again and again with different actors in power. Such has been the last 8 years. What you sow, that shall you also reap. Buckle up democrats.

Reason #3 Illegal immigration
The same reason why Donald Trump was able to defeat all the other Republican candidates in the primaries, is the same reason he was able to defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election. After you realize the general public’s distaste for Hillary on both sides of the political aisle set the stage for his win. After you realize that BLM and LGBTQ+ hostility, looting, burning, manipulating, suing, and in general running amuck wearied the public. You must realize that since 1987 when Ronald Reagan legalized millions of illegal immigrants and then promised on behalf of the Republican Party to solve the illegal immigration issue, which it didn’t solve, it’s been boiling beneath the surface unremedied among Reagan Democrats and the rank and file Republicans. Donald Trump was the only candidate who would say, I’m going to stop illegal immigration and I’m going to make Mexico stop illegal immigration. While the left coasts see a stand against illegal immigration as racist and xenophobic, most regular citizens do not.

Blessings.

EL

Iowa Caucus’: What Did We Learn?

Iowa Caucus’: What Did We Learn?

From a political perspective, we learned a lot. First, we learned that all this so-called anti-establishment sentiment in the Republican party is a lot of bluster. Yes, Cruz won, but, as Carson and the gang fade, Cruz will likely not be the beneficiary of their exit, Rubio will. Rubio was the big winner last night for the Republicans. All the undecided, and I mean ALL the undecided, broke for him. He was in the low to mid-teens across all the polls, and yet in the end almost trumped the Donald. That is very bad news for the anti-establishment tea partiers. Rubio was the second tier establishment pick after Bush. Bush had more money, name recognition, and was from the dynastic family. So when Rubio said last night that he was told he needed to, “wait his turn”, the belt-way establishment that were all lined up behind Bush were who he was talking about. Look for that guy to sky rocket. Look for all the money to flow to him. Also look for Bush to pull out pretty soon too. If he goes single digits in New Hampshire, he’ll likely concede and endorse Marco in his concession speech that evening. Hucksters 2% will go to Rubio as well. Huck despises Cruz according to the political pundits, so he’ll likely do what he can to stop the Texas Senator he considers to be a grandstander. Carson’s people I think will go Rubio as well. Carson is not an articulate man. His supporters are not ideologues, their integrity people. Ted looks pretty greasy to them. He started running for president before he even moved into his senatorial office. Spatula Hands (Kasich), the Hugger (Christie), Gilmore (I know… who?), are all establishment guys. Their folks will migrate to Rubio as well. The wild card is The Donald. Strange that a progressive democrat holds the key to the Republican nomination, but such is the condition of the Grand Ole Party. Rubio’s violent rhetoric and Bible thumping will increase if I were a betting man. By the time we get to South Carolina and the southern states he’ll be “making the sand glow” too. So he’ll split Trump’s people, and I think that will be enough to put Ted down.

But what about Rand, what about Rand, Evangelical Libertarian!? Are you joining FOX and not mentioning him as a viable candidate? No, he’s the only guy on either of the two tickets for whom I could even consider casting my vote. He’s articulate, honest, restrained, pro-life and Constitutional. I don’t agree with him on every point, but he is miles, leagues, galaxies better than everyone else. For that reason, he won’t win. And it will be evangelical Christians that will see that the Republic falls into the wrong hands. Evangelicals have forgotten what it is to be any of the things I just listed about Dr. Paul. So has Ted Cruz. He is for “no fly zones” in other sovereign nations. Did you hear that? Enforcing no-fly zones in someone else’s sky without their permission. He is for carpet bombing entire countries, which means he is comfortable ordering the death of innocent women and children. He is for collecting all the data he can through intelligence agencies on American citizens. Edward Snowden is a traitor in his mind for warning American citizens that their government was doing some very unconstitutional, immoral, and unethical things to them. Of course in 2013, Cruz liked him. But that’s for another article. Henry Kissinger, one of the worst men in modern history in my humble opinion, got an open audience with Mr. Cruz just the other day. Kissinger never saw an intervention he didn’t like. He never saw a war he wasn’t willing to send your sons (and now daughters regrettably) to die in. These are Mr. Cruz’s influences? They sound eerily similar to George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama’s influences as well. Cruz is not an anti-establishment candidate. Like Rubio, he will be more, probably much more, of the same.

Everybody except for Rand wants to cure the American headache with a hammer. ISIS is a serious problem, but one we created with military adventurism and idealistic silliness about spreading democracy with the sword. We dropped tons of explosives on Iraq. Killed hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, and all those people had relatives and friends. They don’t hate us because we are free. They hate us because we have bombed them and killed their friends and neighbors. We have decimated their country. We have created the moral climate for ISIS to turn ethnic muslims into radical ones, all over the world. Whoever is elected on either side of the aisle, Paul excepted, will only make the problem bigger, us poorer, and further diminish our moral authority. It is going to take a full fledge financial crash to stop our imperial government from continuing the invasions. That’s what happened to Rome – imperial over-reach. It saddens me that evangelical Christians could stand behind these positions, which are neither Christian nor conservative.

It used to be that Christians understood the nature of man and the limited extent to which government power could be used to affect it. We used to understand how leaving power in the hands of the individual muted it, and kept it from amassing in the wrong places. It is as if we have forgotten that “all governments are inherently evil”, inhabited by sinful men,  and that power attracts the worst sort of people. Acton said it best, “power corrupts”. There is only one candidate that wants to leave power in the hands of the States and the people there of. Only one who is calling for restraint and recognizes the limits of the governments ability to affect real change. Only one who wants to abide by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Only one calling for sound money. Christians also often forget that “unequal weights are an abomination” (Deut 25, Prov 20). Only one man asking you to give him power so he can keep it from being used. His name is Rand Paul. And we will never elect him. Because we have become the people of Israel in I Samuel 8. We want a king. And God is about to give us one. A Saul.

How Has the Fed Caused the Stock Market to Sky Rocket?

There are a couple of answers to this question, but let’s just deal with it from one angle today. Interest Rates. When I was a very young man first opening my personal bank accounts one could open a savings account and get an interest rate of about 6%. It was a good deal. The bank took my money, placed it into an account, loaned mortgages at 8% and made a 2% margin or so, plus fees. I made a good return above inflation. Mortgage lenders were held to a tight borrowing standard because their margins of profit were tight and so the had to be correct, and borrowers didn’t borrow that much money because the rent of money, what we call interest rates, were fairly prohibitive, keeping consumers from generally over extending themselves.

So what happened was, savers generally pleased their monies not into the stock market but the banking system. Generally a long term savers used Certificate of Deposits or savings accounts to protect their wealth and gain growth above inflation. But once interest rates started to be artificially lowered based on Federal Reserve doctrine, rather than a free market banking system, savers began to be pushed out of more traditional long term investments. Why? Because the rate of returns, money made through interest on savings accounts and bonds were wiped out. So long term investors were forced to seek after yield, or interest on their principle else where. This has led to a series of what economists call bubbles. Savings and Loans in the early 90’s, Tech Stocks in 2000, Housing in 2007, and in my opinion world-wide equities markets now. Each of these bubbles is the result of Federal Reserve and U.S. Government (and other governments) intervention in the markets.

The Federal Reserve’s policies have resulted in the destruction of personal savings. They have removed the moral hazards that made it prohibitive for individuals and corporations to take on too much debt. At the same time it has made it cheap for banks to gamble and lower their credit standards. All of this debt, bad investment, and unsound banking is now built up in the world system. People do not realize how untenable and how fragile the system has become. Today I saw an article about how there were no ships in transit in the North Atlantic bringing goods to the U.S. for the first time in history. Oil is falling, and most talking heads just don’t know why there is a glut of the stuff. Commodities are through the floor. Manufacturing is slowing down at a rapid pace because inventories to sales ratios at retailers are rising quickly. The malinvestment, the bad decisions that are caused by artificially low interest rates are now coming to the surface. Once the traders figure this out. Once Wallstreet permabulls see the writing on the wall, it’ll be too late. It’s already too late.

Call your congress person and Senator and tell them to Audit the Federal Reserve. It’s the first step to making sure oligarchs never do this to us, the people of the world ever again.

Blessings,

The Evangelical Libertarian

Rand Paul The Only Non-Dystopian Candidate

Rand Paul The Only Non-Dystopian Candidate

Have you seen or read The Giver? The people don’t see color. Everyone is all the same. The have no choices. Bernie Sanders is The Giver. He seeks to limit choice. To make everyone the same. He believes that he has the wisdom to decide for you.

On that note, have you seen or read Divergent? Bernie Sanders is an Erudite. He believes he knows what is best what for you. What you should do. How you should live. How much things should cost etc, etc.

How about the Hunger Games? He is part of the Capitol. He believes that all monies and goods should be distributed through Washington DC. The Capitol decides who gets grants for education, farm subsidies, taxation levels etc. Everything the people make and produce goes there and the scraps are divided up among those who please and entertain the Capitol.

Bernie is not the only dystopian bad guy running this election season. Almost all of them fit the mold one way or another. I am just surprised that a group of people who have grown up reading dystopian novels and watching dystopian movies have not learned the moral lessons contained in them.

There is only one real candidate that is trying to end our 1984 like perpetual wars. Only one candidate trying end our 1984 like “Big Brother” domestic spying. Only one candidate committed to ending our massive over spending and debt problem. Only one candidate trying to end the “Pigs” (see Animal Farm) ability to change the rules and live differently from the other animals (citizens) on the farm. Only one candidate that has a consistent close to 100% Constitutional rating. Only one candidate that believes you are the answer to what ails this nation. Who wants plans by the many across this great land not plans by the few in Washington. One. There is no refuting that. There is only one non-dystopian candidate. So if you are a Millennial, Gen X’er or Boomer, vote for the Hero of the books. The one trying to take down the Capitol. The one trying to bring peace. The one trying to give liberty back to the people. That is Rand Paul and only Rand Paul.

The Foreign Policy Shell Game and Iran

First of all let me say this, “The Iranian leaders are bad people”. But that’s also my opinion of the Chinese leaders, Russian leaders, and frankly, the European technocrats too. I’m equal opportunity when it comes to central states and foreign policy. I do not like any of them. But a question keeps rolling around in the back of my mind, “Why does the United States hate Iran so much?” Really it doesn’t make any sense. I know, I know, they were chanting death to America the other day. But you’d be upset to if another country,

  1. Toppled your democratically elected leadership
  2. Funded your enemies in war and provided them weapons
  3. Isolated you in trade from the rest of the world
  4. Dictated the denomination and sale of your exports
  5. Kicked you off of the international financial system
  6. Spoke openly of toppling your current government
  7. Refused to allow you to pursue alternative energy sources
  8. Shot down one of your commercial air liners in your air space
  9. Meddled in your political affairs for over 60 years

We have done all of these things to the Iranians. We toppled the Shah, not a great guy, but their elected leader in 1951. I know that his election was not as pure as ours, and may have even been fraudulent, but he was their leader and we chose to remove him. Who did we install? The Ayatollahs. That’s correct, the very people we are railing against now, were our hand picked guys.

Remember Saddam Hussein? Well, he was our guy too once upon a time. During the more than decade long war between Iraq and Iran in the 1980’s, we provided weaponry, funding, and intelligence to the Iraqis against the Iranians.

After radical students took control of our embassy in Iran in 1979, precipitating a “Hostage Crisis” we confiscated 12 billion dollars in assets from the Iranians. Since that time we have engaged in a long protracted financial war against Iran. Which brings us to our next point.

Because the dollar is the world reserve currency, we tell Iran that they cannot sell oil in anything other than dollars without paying a heavy international price. Oil is their chief export. Therefore we attempt to control their trade for our benefit, damaging them financially at every turn. We also had them removed from the SWIFT System, which is the international wire transfer system, again, economically isolating them, and damaging them financially.

Just as frequently as they speak of death to America, we speak of death to Iran. Our language is a bit more sophisticated of course, but to threaten bombing is to threaten death. We, on many occasions have spoken openly of their governments over throw, and the death of their leaders. How do we think that is perceived by their population? Well, how would it be perceived by our population? The truth is that there is a very large group of people that would love to see democracy come to Iran, inside Iran. There are more than 300,000 Christians in Iran with more than 600 churches. But, when we speak of death to Iran, bombing Iran, and we attempt to starve Iran through economic sanctions, we create a monolithic distaste for the United States across the whole nation.

We have also accused Iran again and again of attempting to develop weapon grade nuclear material despite there being absolutely no evidence to support the claim. None. Iran has never been shown during any of the inspections to have violated the Nuclear Proliferation Agreement, or to be in pursuit of weapons grade nuclear material. In fact, they have a fatwa (an Islamic legal pronouncement prohibiting it). Here is what Khamenei said,

“The Americans say they stopped Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. They know it’s not true. We had a fatwa, declaring nuclear weapons to be religiously forbidden. It had nothing to do with the nuclear talks.”

I am fully aware that in Islam it is fine to lie to infidels. But in this case it is true. They did have a religious ruling in place forbidding the development of nuclear weapons. And over all these long years they have never once been caught trying to develop them. Instead, what a nation their size needs is a sustainable source of power. Something nuclear power can provide for them. That is all (and this is fact), that they have been trying to develop.

Here are two articles, one in favor of the Iran nuclear deal and one opposed, that states the facts about Iran’s nuclear ambitions to this point in history.

David Stockman “Praise to Barrack Obama for Giving Peace a Chance”

http://davidstockmancontracorner.compraise-to-barrack-obama-hes-giving-peace-a-chance/

Jewish Business News

http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2015/07/avnery-the-treaty

Finally, we even shot down Iranian flight 655 on its way from Tehran to Dubai in 1988. All 290 people onboard died, including 66 children. The plane was in their air space and on a commercial route. The cruiser Vincennes, an American ship, had entered Iranian territorial waters after a brief clash with Iranian speedboats operating within Iranian territorial limits. The crew mistook the plane for an Iranian F-14 fighter. The rest is history.

Instead of weakening the current Iranian regime, we have strengthened it. This long history of meddling and international malice toward Iran on our part has created a situation in the Middle East that has not served to provide for us any strategic advantage. Instead we are constantly being brought to the brink of unnecessary war, by men, who think the world is a big game of Risk melded together with a big game of Monopoly. If any of these actions had been taken against the U.S. by another nation it is highly likely that nation would now be a pile of rubble. All these actions could be construed themselves as acts of war. I’m not saying Iran is an innocent bystander. They have blame and there is enough to go around. What I am saying is that we have not acted as an international leader and an example to be followed on the international stage.

But what’s more confusing is our long-standing friendship with Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is a country ruled by a dictatorship. It is a country that regularly beheads dissidents, including Christians, for “proselytizing”. It is a country that regularly funds our enemies, such as ISIS. It is the country from which most of the 9/11 hijackers immigrated to the U.S. from. It is a country that has shown on many, many occasions, that it is not our friend. Yet Iran, we are told, is the greatest monster in the Middle East, or perhaps even the world.

Iran is a nation that follows the Shia branch of Islam. Most Shia dominated nations are relatively peaceful. The Shia branch seems to produce more stable countries. Shia nations do not generally produce radical Islamic terrorists. In general, Shia states lean or become more secularized over time. But that’s not the case with Sunni states like Saudi Arabia. Sunnis produce more violent factions. They are much more prone to radicalization. Al Qaeda and ISIS are bi-products of the Sunni faith, not the Shia faith. With all this in mind, why on earth are we not saying that Saudi Arabia, Quatar, and Arab Emirates are the monsters of the World. They are producing terrorists and funding terrorism all over the globe. And, Saudi Arabia is planning to build 16 nuclear reactors over the next 20 years. Why are we not screaming from the roof-tops about the possibility of their development of nuclear weapons in the future? ISIS is right next door to them. ISIS has a lot of sympathy inside of Saudi Arabia. Much of their population already believes the King’s family is way to cozy with the West and America in particular. They are much more likely to be over-thrown in the future by radical terrorist types than Iran. Why would we allow the Saudis to build nuclear reactors?

In contrast, who joined our fight in northern Iraq to turn back ISIS? Not Saudi Arabia, but Iran. Iran realizes that it is fighting for it’s life and it will not allow Sunni radicals to set up camp on it’s borders. Iran is ISIS sworn enemy. We have an ocean separating us from ISIS, but Iran does not. For Iran the fight with Sunni radicals is in actuality a life or death struggle. They, it seems to me, would be much more suitable partners to fight against radical Islam than our Saudi Arabian friends. So why so much amity for Saudi Arabia and so much enmity for Iran?

The answer is simple. Oil and money. The Saudis will only sell oil in dollars. Therefore they are our friends. But Iran bid the dollar farewell. After years of disagreement with the U.S., Iran asked all it’s customers to pay in a denomination other than U.S. dollars. They formed a “free trade zone” on the island of Kish in the Persian Gulf, and in 2008 successfully converted all their petroleum sales to currencies other than dollars. If you don’t understand international finance you may think “so what?” But when you realize that the reason the U.S. can print so much money and not suffer hyperinflation is because it exports most of its dollars to other countries that need them to purchase oil, this becomes a big deal. If the U.S. hold on the international currency monopoly is broken, then the U.S. will suffer economic catastrophe because all those dollars we printed that are currently chasing oil on foreign markets will come crashing back to U.S. shores. The U.S. cannot allow Iran to show the way out of the dollar. Therefore we must punish them, vilify them, and break them economically, in order to keep other nations from getting any ideas about trying to make a break with us too. In the end, if our sanctions and other punishments don’t work, you can count on tomahawk missiles.

Think about it. What could possibly cause the U.S. to have such a schizophrenic foreign policy? Take Syria for instance. Here’s Bashar Assad, bad guy, but our guy. He helped us quite a bit in the region after 9/11. After all, he is Shia. Taking out Sunni radicals is a priority for his government. But all in a sudden in 2008, the big Shia dogs (Iran) on the block say, “we’re going off the dollar, we’ll show the way”. After that all Shia run states come up for grabs and you get, “The Arab Spring” a few years later, which sweeps, with U.S. aid, Sunnis into power in several countries. We wiped out a bunch of secular Shias and installed a bunch of radical Sunnis. Now back to Assad. In Syria we will arm moderate Sunni rebels. But those same moderate Sunni rebels cross an imaginary line in the sand called the border of Iraq, and all in a sudden they’re ISIS. Assad is the enemy of our enemy (ISIS). Why would we arm our enemy (ISIS) to fight a guy who is not our enemy (Assad). That’s schizophrenic. Makes absolutely no sense. Unless it’s not about “human rights” and democracy and all that jazz but is instead about our global economic control and getting our guys into power in that region. It appears to me that we have chosen sides. We chose our enemies, Sunni radicals over Shias, merely because of their position on the dollar.

My point is that this is a shell game, keep your eye on the pea and forget about the shells. The pea is dollar hegemony, and Iran is side ways with the U.S. because they are trying to break free from it. This also explains the resurgence of the cold war, or the New Cold War as it has come to be called. Russia, with Iran and China are constructing their own SWIFT system for international banking and finance between themselves and the rest of the east. Russia’s return to the world stage has come with a call for the de-dollarization of the world. We’re also bickering with China over some rocks in the South China Sea, another nation that wants to de-dollarize the world. We are watching the world grow tired of our economic abuse, and we are out of financial options to deal with them. Our only recourse now is war. Hopefully the American people will eventually reject the sociopaths that run our government, and choose the way of peace, prosperity, friendship, and mutual exchange. My hope is that we will exhibit a leadership again that causes the World through admiration to want to follow our example, as was the case in the past. Until then just remember, the current news cycle is just a shell game. Iran has never tried to build a bomb, but the psychopaths in our Central State would like to drop a few on them as an example to what happens when you try and leave the Global U.S. Empire.

The Evangelical Libertarian

“Patiently” Killing Capitalism and America

“Patiently” Killing Capitalism and America

Wednesday morning I checked the DJIA, and it was down just over triple digits. It stayed underwater all the way through lunch too. Then, miraculously, about 1:30 pm, it took off like a rocket, swinging 350 pts to the upside, closing over 200 pts in the black. Now I knew what caused it. I keep up with such things. The FOMC (The Fed) had just released their vague do nothing statement. They removed one measly little word. They removed the word, “patient”, meaning that they want us to think that they are going to begin to increase interest rates in the near future. This was meant to signal that all is right with the economy and that there is nothing but sunny spring days and tiptoeing through the tulips as far as the eye can see into the future for the U.S. economy. Is this capitalism? Should markets be hanging on the every word of unelected bankers about whether or not they will arbitrarily raise interest rates? Why does the Fed play such a large role in the economy? Because free markets are dead in America, that’s why.

Gone are the days when we actually looked at hard data. You know, things like the labor participation rate. Instead of looking at the phony government numbers that are built on new applications for unemployment insurance (which tell us nothing) , why not look at how many available workers are working. This tells us a far greater tale, and the story is bleak. Near all-time lows. Great Depression era lows.   Or, how about they tell us how many of these new jobs being created are minimum wage and/or part time. Truth be told, we know for a fact that about 90% of the good full time jobs created since 2010 were in the oil fields of North Dakota and Texas. We also know that oil rig leases are down, and that shale producers cannot be profitable at 50.00 a barrel oil, and that lay-offs have already begun. We know that the fourth quarter 2014 Christmas sales were abysmal, and that first quarter numbers are down as well in retail sales, wholesale orders, housing, commodities (the stuff it takes to make stuff), etc. We also know that the big jump in GDP in the third quarter last year were Obamacare costs coming online in the market. In other words, all that new money changing hands was coming out of workers pockets and going into state and federal healthcare exchanges. So yes, Americans did spend more…. on healthcare, not cars, tv’s, and restaurants. No magical Keynesian aggregate spending boost. Just plain old fashion inflation. The kind not reported by the government inflation numbers, which exclude food, energy, healthcare, and everything else in the average American’s home budget.

If we were living in a real economy, we would see wages rise against inflation, not fall, as they have done for 40 years now. If we were living in a real economy, the free market would set the “rent on money” (interest rates) according to the rules of competition. Savers would be able to save and earn a decent return for the lease of their capital (interest on savings). Banks would loan out the money that they receive through deposits. Banks would have strict credit standards so as not to lose their depositors money in bad loans. Banks would go out of business when they were reckless, and businesses would too. The market would clear bad debts, reallocate capital more efficiently, and actually recover from bad decisions. Unlike today, where we kick the can down the road for our children to pay the piper. Where are the adults? Where are the responsible men and women in the halls of power? Drunk on it likely. Neutered. To busy scratching the itch of some group or another. Having cocktail parties joking about us sloped forehead, knuckle dragging, morons out here in the real world paying the price for their cowardice and avarice.

When markets swing violently on the words of Janet Yellen and a private banking cartel, know that the end is nigh. Know that capitalism is dead. And that it took government collusion with those bankers to kill it. So, when your family suffers in the near future, blame the whole lot of them. Democrats and Republicans alike. Politicians, bankers, and lobbyists. And if we get the opportunity to make a change, choose individual freedom and free markets over the “fatal conceit” of an economy planned in the back rooms of Congress, the Treasury Department, and international banks. Remember, that it was individuals unfettered and far removed from the King of England that allowed the colonies of the New World to become prosperous. Same for Australia. Criminals given the ability to work, own land, and save, far removed from the British Parliament and it’s many laws and taxes, were able to escape poverty and even flourish in extremely harsh environment. 50 years ago, Hong Kong and Singapore were impoverished nations, yet today they are the freest and most prosperous nations in the world. Just in case you still thought this was the land of the free and the home of the brave. We are the land of the 18th most-free, and bravery, if Washington is any reflection, is all but lost.