Friday, November 27, 2009

How about that global warming?

The blogosphere, at least the intellectually honest portion of it, is all a-twitter about the leaked emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit and the revelation that the so called scientists have been tampering with data, manipulating models, and outright lying about climate change and the causes thereof. While that is a very interesting story, there is a much larger and more insidious one.

The larger story is not really that greedy politicians latched on to the "science" to grab power either. The real story is the complicity of the media and the willingness of the sheeple to believe the lies. A large segment of the population in the "Western World" are completely incapable of critical thinking, once the cornerstone of our institutions of higher education. How did this happen?
The short answer is that our education system was infiltrated and corrupted by people who thought themselves so superior to the peasants that they should have the right to tell everyone else how to live. But that answer is not actually correct because of a few important assumptions it is based on.

The fundamental assumption in the above answer is that the education system was "infiltrated". Nothing could be further from the truth. The very concept of "education" was invented by people who thought they knew better than everyone else. This isn't nessisarily a bad thing since it is arguable that everyone knows something better than someone else, but it is a path to egalitarian arrogance. And that is where we find ourselves, especially in the more prestigious institutions of higher indoctrination we have today.

Egalitarian arrogance is not just limited to Princeton and Harvard and Cambridge though, it permeates the education system all the way down to our local elementary schools these days. From there, it moves out into the general population generationally. What we have ended up with is an "education" system that is nothing more than a socialist indoctrination system that turns out good little slaves that believe what the media and the "leaders" tell them without ever questionining it. They dutifully believe that they have to be told by their betters, everything they should do in their lives and everything they should think.

This, of course, doesn't happen to every child, but it does happen to a large section of them. And it is worse in large population centers than it is in more rural ones. I could speculate on a large number of reasons why this occurs, but it is sufficient to say that it does. This is one of the reasons that large population centers gravitate toward socialist "leaders" and believe that the subsequent suffering and decline that inevitibly happens is the fault of someone else.

We have always had egalitarians, and unfortunately we always will. Most of the founders of the United States of America qualified as such. That is why they kept the tradition that only landowners could actually vote, the commoners could not. This was the case up until the passage of the 14th ammendment to the US Constitution which opened up voting and office holding privileges to common men, and it wasn't until the passage of the 19th ammendment that women were allowed to vote and hold office, and even then the voting age was generally 21 although some states allowed for lower ages. That changed with the 26th ammendment which set the voting age at 18 throughout the country. I'm not certain that was an improvement, but at least it made the right uniformly applied.

What was different about our founders from today is that they had enough humility to recognize their own arrogance, and took steps to limit the negative effects. This is one of the reasons the US Constitution was written to be limitations on the government, not a document that grants rights to the people. This concept has been completely reversed by the tyrants of the last century but had started longer ago than that.

The tyrants didn't come from nowhere, they came from our institutions of learning, that were indoctrinated to believe they were better than everyone else. The institutions became self fulfilling feedback loops where every generation of professers believed themselves to be better and smarter than the previous generation, and produced students that thoguhgt even higher of themselves. What we have now is a whole bunch of people that are absolutely incapable of intellectually accepting ever making an error, indoctrinated with philosophies that have failed every time they have been imposed. We have generations of people that are only capable of being indoctrinated, they are incapable of actual learning.

The result is predictable: We keep seeing the same errors of the past being repeated and it is just accepted as inevitible. I guess it is given the nature of the socialist indoctrination.

We don't just see this in government, which would be bad enough by itself. We see this in the corporate world too. Enron was not an anomoly, it was the rule. We saw the same type of bad judgement in Worldcom, and Fannie Maye, and AGI, and in GM and ... you get the picture. We are seeing this same egalitarian arrogance at all levels of management, in all industries and in government. They are all being run by people that cannot admit, at any level, to ever being wrong. That means they are incapable of actually learning or ever improving. If allowed to run their course they will not only destroy our economy, but civilization itself.

The real question, is how do we fix it? I don't have that answer, but I know someone who does. It must be time to get on my knees and talk to him, how about you?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

God love Alan Keyes

Alan Keyes and a group of pro-life patriots were arrested protesting Notre Dame (a noted Catholic school) honoring Barak Obama who not only suports but promotes abortion. Some people are getting the word out though.
Alan Keyes is a nut, but he is my kind of nut. I disagree with him in some areas but I agree with him in more. One thing you have to give him, the man does live his principles. He leads by example and reaches out to show people how to be good people. God love him.

Last weekend he gathered up a bunch of like-minded, peaceable people who oppose abortion to go protest at Notre Dame. They were protesting the, theoretically, Catholic institution giving honors to Barak Obama. The Catholic church vehemently opposes abortion. Barak Obama not only supports, but promotes and steals money from the US population to fund, abortion not only here but abroad. How ever on earth can a Catholic institution honor a person that has such an obvious disdain for human life. That beats the twinkies out of me!

So here is where we enter bizzarro land. Notre Dame had Mr. Keyes and his group arrested and sent to JAIL for having the audacity to tell the school to uphold its own, theoretically at least, principles that it had decided to ignore. If The Pope isn't spitting bullets by now, it is just because the story hasn't been translated for him yet.

Here is the video of the arrest:

And here is video of Jason Bermas on Alex Jones Tv talking to Randall Terry about the incident:

If you find this stifling of free speech as apalling as I do, then go contribute to Stop Obama at Notre Dame And if you agree with Alan Keyes, double the ammount you were thinking of giving them.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What we do for our children

I hate parades. The crowds, the standing around, the cheesy floats, the grandstanding politicians, the NOISE! Not to mention shutting down the section of town they are in, and causing traffic problems everywhere else. Ugh! I detest them.

My children, they are barely children at this point, are both in the marching band in their high school. This is one of the top marching bands in the state, they routinely win band competitions all over the state. This band is going to be playing in the Olympics next year. This band is run by an exceptionally good instructor, conductor, and all around person. The involvement with the band is an extremely positive factor in their lives.

Marching bands play in parades. Part and parcel of the whole gig.

Last Saturday was a parade in Wenatchee, WA where my kids were marching and competing against other bands. Wenatchee is just under two hours away from the house, a lot closer than some of the competitions. And apparently the "Apple Blossom Festival" (I think that is what it is called) is a pretty bigh deal in their world. It is also a farm town, and I like farm town folks.

So my wife (who has no issues with parades) and I jumped in the car and drove over the Cascades to attend. It was pretty neat to see the band marching and to be able to compare them to the other bands I saw. Unfortunately my daughter is having some issues with marching in the band uniform boots and her ankle gave out before they got to where we were watching so I missed her. But here is a picture, from my cell phone because I forgot the camera, of my son caryying the Washington State flag.

So it was good to go show them support. They both appreciated it. It wasn't all that bad and my wife and I had a quiet lunch together, just the two of us, on the way back. This is one of the little things we do to support our kids. Family is important.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not a one hit wonder

The main stream media, those that covered the event at all, want to convince the public that the Tea Party events of April 15, 2009 were a one time event that can now be forgotten. Never mind that there were over 200 Tea Parties in various cities between Rick Santelli's infamous rant on CNBC in February and April 15th. Never mind that the TEAPartyDay site has over 1000 Tea Parties scheduled through the end of the year. Never mind that several similar organizations that have joined in support for more Tea Parties are popping up everywhere and are growing, rapidly.

Where do I stand on this movement. I have joined the DontGo movement and am co-hosting the Monday DontGo show on BlogTalkRadio with Sherri Reese. My blog and friday night BlogTalkRadio show is part of The Conservative Alliance (duh, most of you are reading it there ... er ... here ... oh, nevermind). I have joined The American Constitution And Capitalism Defense Front. I joined the 9-12 project , although it is simply not a possibility for me to get to DC on 9/12. And I have even gone so far as to contact the organizer of my local Tea Party and asked how I can help. I fully intend to get involved with it, and the one after it too.

Speaking of which my next Tea Party:
Lake Tye Park (also known as Freylands Park)
14964 Fryelands Boulevard
Monroe, WA
April 25, 2009 at 1pm

There will be a flag waving event at the corner of Hwy 2 and Freylands Blvd starting at 12pm with a march to the park at the end of it.

I will have my camera and my camcorder with me along with my sign (see two posts ago). I'm going to work on my camcorder skills and will hopefully have more than 2 minutes of usable video. Wish me luck!

Don't expect any coverage from the mainstream media, they are trying to brush it under the carpet and/or make a mockery of it. That is the greatest indicator that we are on the right track and are being successfull. Look for coverage on alternate media sites. I will post my video to YouTube again and send a link to Pajamas TV (, so hopefully we can get additional segments on it. Of course I will be talking about it on my talk shows too.

Stay tuned and check back here for updates.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Well that was interesting

I just finished editing and uploading my video, all 2 minutes of it. And uploading some pictures and the video link to PJTV of the Tax Day Tea Party. I had no idea what to expect, but it was fun. I learned a lot, mostly how not to use a camcorder. I'm going to have to work on that.

So here is my experience...
I had originally intended to go to Olympia. That would have been about 2 to 2 1/2 hours each way, and dealing with a sizeable crowd and having to hunt for parking in a city I don't know at all. Ok, I'm pissed off to the point that I am taking time off from work to attend a rally, so I guess a little sacrifice is to be expected.

Then I find a Tea Party scheduled for Monroe, which is a little town 10 miles up the road that I drive through on my way to work. Hey, that sounds great. It may not be in front of my state government, but it is much more local and we want to show just exactly how grass roots this is. It doesn't get any more "grass roots" than a farm town / bedroom community. So I arrive at 11:30 with my lunch and find nobody. The park is a virtual ghost town. I quickly logon and discover it was moved from the 15th to the 25th. Ok, plan C. Plan A was Olympia, B was Monroe, and I couldn't get to Olympia.

A quick check and I find Everett is still on. Everett is my county seat so that works for me. Problem again with not knowing the city, but they had a map that was very simple to follow. I arrived without incident. So what was that like? Well it was mostly uneventful. The peak number of people I saw was 200-300 people. That's pretty darned good for 35 miles north of Seattle. Consider the fact that prior to February of this year, the people attending this rally were pointing and laughing at "the loonies" attending political protests. The speakers were very good, and saying the things we were all thinking. One of the speakers called Both our senators and a couple of "representatives" so that we could BOO at them. That was fun :) All 3 police officers were friendly and certainly were not expecting any trouble, threats from the leftists and a slanderous report from DHS not withstanding.

So what is my conclusion? Interesting. The amateurish nature of the speakers, the signage and the layout really shows that these are just regular people that never thought they would be protesting anything. Hell, if you had told me in April of last year that I would be attending a protest of any type in a year, I would have said you were out of your mind and really needed to seek some help. Where am I today? I expect to be attending the next Tea Party I can get to. I hope the one on the 25th doesn't get cancelled. And I need to get some practice with the camcorder...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

My First Protest

I will be attending the TEA Party protest in Monroe Washington tomorrow. I have never done anything like this before. I have no idea what to expect. I have heard reports that there are violent thugs that will be attending these events to provoke, intimidate and harm people on the side of the United States Constitution. It will be interesting to see what actually happens. I will have my camcorder, my camera, my sign and my will to stand against evil in this world.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

My radical vision for the United States

Many people I know think of me as a conservative. While that may have been true in the past, it is true no longer. I am now a revolutionary radical with a wildly different vision for my country than what it is now and where it is going.

I have a vision of a country where people are free from persecution based on skin color, gender, opinion, religeous belief or ancestry. A country where people are free to live their lives as they see fit without tyranical government dictating every aspect of their life. A country where government does not require people to believe in one religion or an approved flavor of it, instead people are free to peacably practice the religeon of their choice, or none at all, without fear of reprisal. A country where all people are equil before the law. A country where government is accountable to the people instead of oppressing them. A country where people with differing views can have a civilized, rational debate without becoming violent. A country where violent criminals are punished and the innocent are protected. A country where neighbors stand up for one another and each other's families and property. A country where achievement, productivity and success are rewarded, where failure and laziness are scorned and mocked. A country where children are taught to work hard, respect themselves and others, learn the lessons of history and how to be enough of a person to withstand any degree of insult.

Sound familliar? Haven't we seen this somewhere before, or at least have read about it from the days of antiquity?

Oh, Yeah, That's where I remember it from. These are the very principles the United States was founded on! Look how far we have deviated from those principles. We have deviated from them to the point where even the very concept of human freedom and human rights is a crazy, radical idea.

Take a look around:

White people are labeled "racist" for the sin of being white. Men are degraded, belittled and discriminated against in every venue including law. People with the "wrong" opinion are violently attacked both verbally and physically. Jews and Christians are persecuted, discriminated against and even killed because of their religion. People of anglo-saxon decent are discriminated against in education, the workforce and the law.

The nanny state dictates all manner of lifestyle including what people can eat, where they can live, what people can do for a living, how much they can earn on the job, where they can smoke if they choose to, what venue of transportation they can use, what they are allowed to take with them when they travel, in fact the government requires proper papers even to be allowed to travel.

The government dictates that all people must ascribe to the religion of socialism or one of it's approved flavors: Communism, Marxism, Global Warming or just plain old socialism. Socialism is a thoroughly discredited economic system that is disasterous every where it has ever been imposed throughout the world and has only succeeded in destroying countries and depriving people of their very humanity. How is it that people could possibly continue to believe socialism will ever be something positive unless it is a religion? The answer is that it has always been a religion masquerading as a political and economic system. And the true believers have been indoctrinating children in the public schools for a very long time. And thus, the big lie is believed.

We were supposed to have a government "of the people, for the people, by the people", but take a look at who is actually running the government. They are all Ivy League elites, noses held high in the air, looking down upon the peasants and lording over them. And just take a good hard look at what happens when a regular person runs for high office or a peasant has the temetry to ask a question of one of the elites running for office. The "little people" that have the audacity to enter the political arena are savaged, their personal lives are scoured for anything the elites don't approve of and published in the media, government officials perform extensive background checks and persecute them for every percieved grievance not to mention printing it on the front page of every newspaper in the country.

And what about that free, honest open debate without becoming violent. That very concept vaporized before I was born. Anyone with an unapproved opinion is visciously attact both verbally and physically, shouted down, their property is trashed, their families are attacked, their businesses are picketed and sometimes even the businesses the patronize are picketed and attacked. Debate in the country has devolved to the point where even the scientific process itself has been corrupted. Currently, the socialists propose a hypothesis, tell us the debate is over, and anyone with any degree of skepticism is shouted down, disparaged and given the "unapproved opinion" treatment. That's not science, that is Stalinism.

Real science requires a healthy dose of skepticism, debate, and duplicate research. Albert Einstien published the theory of relativity and spent the rest of his life honestly trying to disprove his own theory. Even today, 70 some years after it was published it is still called a theory and the debate is not over, even though over70% of the electrical power in Europe is generated using the theory. That is REAL science, not the garbage being heaped upon us now.

Take a good hard look at the "justice" system today. Whatever is happening there, it certainly isn't justice. Violent murderers sit on "death row" for 25 years while countless trials prove again and again that they are guilty, yet the media get their panties in a bunch when the thug is finally executed. Meanwhile corrupt police departments conduct no-knock raids based on annonymous tips and kill or jail innocent people even though no evidence of wrongdoing is ever found. And don't even get me started on people who celebrate murdering their unborn children.

Take a good look at the state of our neighborhoods. Don't get me wrong, there are some pretty good ones out their, I happen to live in a decent one myself. But many, particularly in the inner cities are outright war zones. It is safer for an Israeli with a Star of David on his shirt to walk the streets of Baghdad, and possibly Tehran, than it would be for a white guy to walk the streets of Harlem or the south side of Chicago.

What about the opressive taxation and the welfare state. Productive and successfull people suffer confiscatory tax rates and much of that money is given to those that refuse to work, after each politician along the way gets their cut, of course. The government burden on the economy is insane. Government is the least efficient means of delivering services and yet the government is constantly generating ever more departments and programs with no accountability, no performance evaluation and no means of improving. All the while they are telling us how to live. That is beyond disgusting, it is beyond insane. If somebody can tell me what the word for this attrocity is, I'm all ears.

The condition of our "education" system is atrocious. Schools are teaching less and less, students are not only learning less and less, they are being PREVENTED from learning some things. Much of the curriculum that is taught in public schools is factually inaccurate, has incomplete context established, or are outright fabrications intended to be "sensitive". The athletic departments in most schools actually discourage competition lest sombodies feeeewings get hurt. Children are denied the ability to develop real self esteem through conquering obsticles and are instead being taught that obsticles are bad and that nobody should be allowed to insult them. Beyond that, most schools will turn parents in for "child abuse" if parents apply physical discipline and sometimes even if a child is punished by not being allowed to play their video game. This is not merely a disservice, it should rightly be called psychological warfare against our country.

So where does that leave us? Well I'm not sure about you, but for myself it is no longer enough to be a conservative. I don't want to "conserve" the status quo, and I certainly do not like the direction the country is headed. It is long past time I do more. I must be a radical revolutionary with a vision of a free country. I must fight against the tyrants and their propaganda machine wherever I find them. I must educate my fellow citizens about the real principles our country is really founded on. I must counter the deceptions, distortions and outright lies that are being spread by the politically correct bad guys. And make no mistake, they are bad guys with bad intentions and promoting exceptionally bad ideas.

I may fail, but I will not go down without a fight.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

RIP United States of America

July 4, 1776 - January 20, 2009

Today saw the swearing in of the most socialist, totalitarian, anti-freedom, anti-liberty, anti-prosperity, anti-human president the world has ever seen. He promises to relegate the United States Constitution, a document he refers to as "fundamentally flawed", to the dustbin of history. He has announced that Socialism is now the law of the land. He promises to crush the US economy and eliminate all quality of life. He has proclaimed that all people are now slaves to the government and must serve his agenda. He has stated that he will eliminate healthcare for all but the wealthiest and most powerful. He has stated that the US is now subserviant to all other nations and will allow anyone that wishes to do the country harm will be allowed to do so. Evil is now in power. May God help us all.