A Leader Not A Politician
FROM AN EARLY AGE FALCON SANE WANTED TO BE PRESIDENT.
When asked why, he answered, “So I can help people.” During a period of political and social unrest in the U.S., tender-hearted Falcon travels through youth into adulthood crossing the paths of love, corruption, and power, in search of the American dream—freedom. Despite incredible odds, he never gives up, never gives in, and never loses sight of who he is.
His quests carry him to the wilderness of the Idaho mountains, into the belly of a foul profiteering county jail, clamped in the jaws of an unethical corporation, and ultimately to a long-desired romance. As a successful businessman, and with an incredible woman at his side, Falcon turns his passion toward fixing the corruption of his beloved America and runs for president. His message is clear: United, we can make a difference.
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As the world turns or burns depending on your personal view and/or geographic location I am reminded of the saying If you have your health you have everything, without it you have nothing.
Each day brings its own challenges as my body works hard to remove cobalt and chromium from my system.
One of the symptoms of metal toxicity is loss of vision strength and acuity. With this comes further eye strain and headaches that are enhanced by yep you guessed it usage of computers, phones, etc.
Because of this I have stayed away from such items and will continue to do so until my eyes dramatically improve.
Nothing has changed.
I am still here and will continue to push freedom forward.
The best way for me to do this is to heal and strengthen my self in preparation for the next step in the fight taking place in America today.
In the meantime God bless, don’t believe anything Liberals say, work hard, save your money, and be beneficial to others.
Our time will come.
America always wins.
I had hoped to write about the ridiculousness known as Raising the debt ceiling, should be Razing the debt ceiling, but this week had its ups and downs and alas it didn’t get done. The healing process from surgery, and the excretion from my body of toxic metals, from the almost decade old removed hip replacement (I’ll eventually explain all of this in greater detail) moves very slowly, giving much credibility to the two steps forward one step back syndrome.
Today currently feels like a step back as I try and force two steps forward.
I’ve been told patience will be the key but patience has never been an asset of mine.
It appears the Big Fella Upstairs is going to walk me down this path until I am the most patient soul on the planet.
In the meantime I thought this column from the past sufficient, proficient, and efficient for today’s task of moving freedom forward.
TWO CULTURES: FREEDOM OR OPPRESSION
For those of you who’ve read Late Bird you know the Big Fella Upstairs blessed me with a curious mind which made school (except for French) relatively easy. I remember debating teachers when they marked some of my answers wrong. “That is your perception” I told a professor once, “I see it differently”. Needless to say I didn’t get an A in that class (or a B).
In fact as I continued through my education I realized (other than math and conjugation of verbs) most subjects could be argued or rationalized to any belief system.
Both History and Psychology (my two favorite subjects) had all kinds of debatable possibilities if you were so inclined. I was so inclined.
But to be able to responsibly debate issues I began arguing both sides. I would try to poke holes in my own beliefs over and over again. Once I couldn’t poke any more holes in a subject I knew I had factual data. Occasionally I would purposely argue with friends taking the side I knew was wrong. I did this to see if I could change someone’s mind by acting as though I KNEW I was right even though I KNEW I wasn’t. When the person would vehemently argue back (as they should) I would smile and extend my hand.
“If you believe you are right, bet me,” I would say. “Put some money where your mouth is.” Most of the time no one would take the bet. Simply because I ACTED so sure I was right.
Afterwards I would tell them they were one hundred percent correct. “Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you are wrong just because they said so”.
On the rare occasion someone would extend their hand I would wait until the last second to pull mine back, laugh, and say “Good job. You were right the whole time”.
“I knew it!” one of my friends said one time. “You almost had me but I was pretty sure I was right. I heard my parents talking about it”. (Two parents in a household builds confident children).
The reason I am talking about this today is simple. We are being inundated with “information” on a daily basis. Today I was reading a financial article about Gold. The writer had an opinion. People who read the article left comments with theirs as well. By the time I finished the comments readers were calling each other names in regards to whether Gold would rise or fall in value.
Again calling each other names in regards to Gold. A shiny precious metal that cannot talk, think, or act had people going at each others throats. The reality of this is no one KNOWS whether Gold is going to go up or down. But people became nasty to each other over it. Can you imagine if we talked about a controversial subject like…Islam?
I actually have talked about this before as well as created a video. I personally believe our debt is of more importance as well as securing the border. However Islam is becoming more of an issue everyday. Notice I didn’t say extremism or radical. I am not compartmentalizing this issue. Islam is a system. Just like Communism, Fascism, Buddhism, or Capitalism. These systems fall under two types of cultures. Freedom or Oppression.
Freedom is the practice and defense of an individual’s right to live their life the way they see fit as long as they can provide for themselves and aren’t abusing others.
Oppression is the practice of abusing others to meet the needs of the oppressor.
I am sure there are many different ways of saying this but for this particular exercise we will use these simple to understand premises.
Islam is male dominated. It is misogynistic. In Islam women and children are property to be dealt with in whatever manner the husband/father deems necessary. This includes beatings and in too many cases murder. They call it “honor killings” but murder it is.
Woman have to cover their bodies. This is done to keep the MEN from having sexual thoughts. Please notice I haven’t discussed bombings, be-headings, or sexual mutilations. I haven’t discussed a little girl being shot in the head because she wanted to read or the murders of political cartoonists.
“That’s not all muslims” so say the critics. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. Are all muslims running around murdering people? No. Otherwise most of Europe and the entire Middle East would be in flames. But let me pose it to you a little differently.
Germany’s Fascism or Nazism allowed for the murdering of Jews and Homosexuals. (Hmmm…where have I heard this recently?). Did every Fascist engage in this? No. But they stood by and did nothing. With their silence they tacitly approved. Had Germany been successful in its takeover of Europe virtually every German in the Fascist SYSTEM would have gone along. Again did everyone of them murder, rape, and pillage. No. They just provided the labor that made the tanks, guns, ammunition, and food for the one’s willing to murder, rape, and pillage. Hmmm…again I am sensing a theme.
Many guilt ridden apologists will argue that these things aren’t Islam. Just turn on MSNBC. Last night I listened to a Muslim proclaim Islam doesn’t mean peace. It means submission. Now I now the apologists will argue this means submission to God but I don’t see God anywhere in Islam.
I don’t believe The Big Fella Upstairs wants me or you to “submit” to anything. We weren’t given free will so we could submit. We were given free will to learn, create, work, and enjoy this beautiful place called Earth. Or for most of you reading this the dream called America. Where we are free. Where we embrace the laughter of children and the loyalty and love of dogs. Man’s best friend. Of course they are.
What is DOG spelled backwards?
We don’t submit to bullying. We don’t embrace oppression. Which is exactly what Islam is. Oppression. Over here if a woman is beaten for any reason we don’t call that a religion. We call it a crime.
What’s that? It’s the woman’s choice to stay in that type of religion.
Over here that’s a pathology. It’s called Battered Woman Syndrome.
I am an American. My culture is Freedom. I will never embrace or tolerate oppression regardless of what it’s called…or what I am called.
Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.
America is the Lion…and Lions roar.
Roar with me.
I am hopeful my current situation is improving, albeit slowly, and as such should provide an update soon that will shed light on many things sadly happening in today’s world.
Until then I again present a column from the past that unfortunately is as relevant today as it was when written years ago.
I HAVE FRIENDS
I’ve stated this many times but it appears today’s world isn’t listening.
I don’t have Black friends.
Never have never will.
I don’t have Brown or White friends either.
I HAVE FRIENDS.
Sadly the current state of affairs in America appears to be falling down “racial” lines.
Of course for those who actually understand biology there is no such thing as a black or white race but I’m tired of explaining that one too.
Due to this fatigue I’ve decided, for this post, to jump in with the rest of world and use bigoted terms like Black and White.
It seems to be the only way any information is passed these days so without further ado.
It’s safe to say that currently the theme crossing the country on networks and social media is that Black Men/Women are having a dramatically different “experience” in America and that White Men/Women will never understand the racism, abuse and the daily murder of Blacks taking place.
Furthermore because of this “institutional racism” Black Men/Women don’t have any chance to be successful today, tomorrow or any time in the future.
The system is broken and it’s time for White People to get woke and admit they are racists, that they hate Black Men/Women and that reparations must be paid indefinitely to equal the playing field.
Even if all that were to take place there is still no way White Men/Women could or would ever understand the plight of Black Men/Women.
I’ll accept their premise and with anything that I am willing to accept I must apply logic.
If White People have no idea and will never understand what Black People are going through then logically we must accept that Black People will never understand what it is like to be White.
It’s not an opinion.
It’s simple logic.
If Whitey doesn’t have the capability then Blackie doesn’t either.
Now it’s time to do the Pros or the benefits of each supposed “race”.
Let’s start with Whitey.
Pros: Constitutional Rights, Electricity, the Automobile, Airplanes, AirCraft Carriers, the Cotton Gin/Industrial Revolution, Homogenization, Pasteurization, Vaccination (currently not too popular but in the appropriate hands life saving), the Television, Radio, Telephones, Cell phones, Movies, Computers, Satellites, The Internet and millions of other inventions that are used every day across the world by billions.
Now it’s Blackie’s turn.
Pros: Greatest Athlete I’ve ever seen, Greatest Basketball Player I’ve ever seen, Greatest Hitter (steroids included) I’ve ever seen and Motown.
Of course none of these possibilities would have been available to Blackie had Whitey not created Football, Basketball and Baseball, the record player and recording equipment so what does Blackie have to offer?
Abject poverty, ghettos, thugs and drugs?
Sounds pretty bad when put in those terms doesn’t it?
Of course it does because it’s bigotry.
White People didn’t create all those things listed.
Individuals named Madison, Hamilton, Jefferson, Edison, Tesla, The Wright Brothers, Whitney, Doubleday, Naismith, etc. did.
Black People didn’t earn those above titles.
Bo Jackson, Michael Jordan, Barry Bonds and Berry Gordy did.
All White People aren’t rich right wing racists and all Black people don’t live in abject poverty, ghettos, thugs and drugs.
To believe that is not only bigotry, it is factually wrong.
America isn’t a Democracy.
We don’t protect the Majority or the Minority.
We protect the Individual.
Okay Jason that’s all well and good but Black men are being murdered daily across America by racist police.
First, law enforcement comes in all colors.
Second, law enforcement isn’t racist.
They are being stretched to the limit by too many horrible Mayors, Police Chiefs, Sheriffs and out of control citizens and criminal foreign nationals.
The front line men and women are doing the best they can with the situation they are in day and night.
Finally, more White men are killed by law enforcement than Black men and more law enforcement are killed by White and Black men than the other way around.
It isn’t a color thing.
That’s a bigoted view.
Law enforcement, starting with the Justice Department and the FBI is corrupt at many levels.
The Deputy, Officer or Trooper answering 911 calls is just trying to go home at night.
If we really want change it’s the politicians who are allowing the breakdown of our cities and towns so they can trade favors and line their pockets that have to be dealt with.
Otherwise the manipulation by those at the top will continue and those at the bottom will continue to be fed into the chipper.
Black or White doesn’t matter to them but they’ll continue to use it if we let it matter to us.
The Lord replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, Is when I carried you.”
Have a great Sunday,
A VIRUS AMONG US
The true virus flowing through the United States right now isn’t named Corona.
It isn’t Tecate, Coors, or Bud Light Lime.
The virus moving through America is Oppression and it has disguised itself as free medical, free housing, and reparations.
It has embraced Sharia, called terrorists “humanitarians,” sold Uranium to Russia, and promised “flexibility” to Putin.
It helicopter dropped billions in U. S. currency to Iran, otherwise known as the largest State sponsor of terrorism on the planet.
It’s still protecting the Clintons and the O’Biden/Bamas, pushing the very illegal FISA forward, allowing the flow of Human Trafficking and drugs through our open Southern Border.
Oppression is oppression is oppression but it goes by different names, relabeling itself as Freedom loving, requiring citizens force it into the light.
It’s been called Organized Labor, Socialism, Social Democracy, Liberalism, Progressivism, and lately Democratic Socialism.
IT IS ALL THE SAME.
Specific humans believing they have the right to dictate to others whether it be by hook, crook, or kill.
Many believe Hitler was solely responsible for the atrocities in World War II, but without the support of the majority (Democracy) of an entire nation he, more than likely, would have ended up killed in a random bar fight or in prison.
Oppression only exists because humans decide to choose this path.
It’s well past time to stop waiting for the Liberals to embrace America.
It’s well past time to stop the discussion of “coming together”.
Only the weak make deals with Oppression.
We are not the weak.
Joe Biden stood on a stage, embraced Beto O’Rourke and said he would put him in charge of getting the guns.
Days later he swore at an American citizen who defended the 2nd Amendment, telling the citizen he was full of sh*t.
In essence calling the citizen a liar.
The only liar in that conversation was Biden.
The humans who call themselves Liberal or Progressive are lacking many things, including any sense of being, of a place where they belong.
They have no concept of Socrates or Plato, Adam Smith or Alexander Tytler.
They have no concept of Abraham Maslow.
What’s more they don’t care.
They are like a roaring fire bent on destruction and will stop at nothing, including their own demise, to try and fill the void in their lives.
Evolution requires the growth of an organism to survive.
In order for evolution to occur Liberals must be dealt with until the idea of dominating others to fulfill their own needs is either removed or the organism known as Liberal is destroyed.
Just like the Nazis.
Just like the Commies.
Just like the British.
There is a virus among us.
Its name is Democrat.
This week brought its own challenges and due to those challenges I will continue to pull columns from the past that are sadly even more appropriate to report today.
THOSE THAT NEED TO ASK DON’T NEED TO BE ANSWERED
Crazy never seems to take a day off in America these days.
Crazier are the Republicans, Independents, and Conservatives that continue to watch the behavior of the Liberals and treat them as though they are humans with simply “different thoughts” or “different ideas”.
Let’s sum it up nice and quick.
Liberals or Progressives belong to or support groups such as La Raza, BLM, Hamas, and the Screen Actors Guild.
I wish the SAG reference was a joke.
They OPENLY support the fall of the United States.
La Raza wants California and most of the Southwest.
Hamas wants Sharia.
Black Lives Matter wants all White people dead and Hollywood not only wants Trump drawn and quartered but they now want his son to be raped.
They’ve moved from Bernie Sanders telling women that they all fantasize about being raped, simultaneously, by three different men, to a Fonda, fantasizing about child molestation.
This isn’t sarcasm.
These things are said EVERY SINGLE DAY.
It is time for us to recognize that not all humans in America want to be free.
It is time for us to recognize that not all humans in America want to be American.
We need only look to the “European Union” to see what a powerful disease Progressivism has become.
Citizens living under that debacle are subject to “communal” decisions and are no longer referred to as Germans, French, or Italians but rather “Europeans”.
NAFTA wasn’t a “trade” agreement.
It was an agreement to create the North American “Union”.
From the top of Canada, to the bottom of Mexico, tractor-trailers have been rolling for decades unfettered allowing the transport and trafficking of humans, drugs, and weapons.
MS-13 is in every major city in these United States.
Drug addictions including but not limited to opioids are at an all-time high in America.
Islam preaches death to America from Quebec to Mexico City while the Pope, living behind walls and protected by arms, calls for the United States Citizen to have neither.
Tens of millions collect checks for doing nothing while tens of millions work 40, 50, and 60 hour weeks feeling the brunt of taxation without the benefit of representation.
American children die everyday in “progressive” cities across America while Liberals like Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Paul Ryan, and a traitorous media encourage and allow the trafficking, rape, and murder of Honduran, Guatemalan, and Mexican children daily as well, in order to boost their profits and vote totals, current and future.
Many in the “law enforcement” wing of the Executive Branch are willfully ignoring the Chief Executive while others are trying to remove him from office.
The Judicial Branch has overtaken the country and allows for different “interpretations” of the Constitution and Law depending upon the geographical location of the Citizenry.
The Legislative Branch is filled with traitors and/or cowards, no Party exclusion.
These are not people with “different ideas or thoughts”.
They are the enablers.
They are the instigators.
They are the parasitic tumors that must be dealt with.
Some will ask how.
Those that need to ask don’t need to be answered.
This was written and published eight years ago right here by your’s truly as the debt ceiling “debate” strikes again.
Wheels on the bus go round and round.
ABOLISH INCOME TAX
If used properly Facebook and the internet can be powerful positive forces. In my last post I requested my words be shared everywhere, all across the land:) I thank all of you who’ve done so and will do so in the future. One voice at a time is exactly how we will make a difference and restore OUR country.
One Facebook friend made me laugh and smile. He copied and pasted my column onto a page that was extolling the virtues of California Governor Jerry Brown. The people on this page don’t usually enjoy facts or my literary sense of humor. Silly people. Don’t they know Trix are for kids!:)
The group page was called “Thinkprogressive.org.” The “thinkers” were excited because “Governor Moonbeam” (their words) was “calling” for 50% renewal energy in the next couple of decades in California.
Jerry Brown’s quote was this: “the challenge is to build the future, not steal from it”. Wow…that was deep, and if you actually read the sentence again you’ll see how absurd this mindset really is.
Never in my life have I thought it a challenge to “build” the future. The future is coming one way or the other. Besides, common sense tells me (rather than “calling” for things) to work hard, save my money and be generous. Things will be just fine. Did you hear the word “steal anywhere in there?”
The “thinkers” were excited about something that was being “called for”. Universal health care has been called on for years. Now that it’s here it’s neither universal or providing the promised health care. 30 to 40 million Americans supposedly didn’t have health insurance before the unaffordable “Affordable Care Act”. The “thinkers” loved this program.
How many uninsured Americans will be covered after billions if not trillions of dollars have been wasted. Maybe 6 maybe 7 million (less if we take out dental work) out of the 30 to 40 million who “needed” it. Good job “thinkers”. For the cost we probably could have put a clinic in every town across the nation.
Rather than “subsidizing” the individual, then practicing the bait and switch with out of control monthly premiums they cannot pay, we could have offered $10.00 co-pays for 95 percent of the people who show up at the emergency room for the flu! Good job thinkers!
Let’s get excited about a politician “calling” for something he will have no control over nor has any inkling of the scientific process. Let’s get excited about a train no one in California will ever ride.
To all public retirees in California: Your money is being spent on a choo choo train.
Don’t take my word for it. Go ask Stockton. Go ask San Bernardino.
While the “thinkers” were patting Governor “Moonbeam” (again their words) on the back for pontificating, the public retirement systems are barely hanging on due to poor management and promises that can never be delivered.
As we speak right now the public retirement systems are underfunded.
The only reason they have any money is the over leveraged stock market. Borrowed money on borrowed time. Or in other terms. Obama bucks on Yellin lies. To be “fair” it could also be called Obama bucks on Bernanke lies. Heaven forbid the “thinkers” stop screaming “hands up” and go back to the “war on women”. But let us return to our regular programming.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword, the other is by debt.” John Adams.
The “thinkers” believe in “big or centralized government”. In Russia and China this is called Communism. In Germany it was called Fascism. In Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, etc., it’s called Islam.
They also believe in a consumption economy. They believe in debt. Barack Obama made a statement (yes there is video “thinkers”) that currently our debt isn’t a problem but in ten years it will be. He said this as he added trillions more while screaming the government was being shutdown. Wow.
Ladies and Gentlemen. I actually laugh at things like this now. “Thinking” economists will tell us we have to borrow and spend more money to get out of debt. A five year old will tell you this is ridiculous.
“The economy is about to boom!” Well of course it looks like that to the “thinkers”. When you borrow trillions AND manipulate our currency the items in your “mirror” may appear much larger than reality. Any economy based on consumption will always be joined by debt and will eventually succumb.
The “thinkers” have given us massive over consumption at every level. Drugs, sexual promiscuity, and debt. Sound familiar? “Tune in, turn on, drop out”.
Freedom will always be accompanied by production and equity. To solve serious problems we need serious people. Sober minds will tell you we have a debt crisis that is almost here. Actually, it is here.
The politicians just keep feeding the beast knowing full well the monster they’ve created will consume us all when it isn’t fed (currency crisis via the debt amid eventual rising interest rates).
Paraphrasing Albert Einstein. The organism that created the problem can never be the organism to fix the problem. We all know this to be true and yet we continue practicing insanity, doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result.
But there is a better way and it starts right here. For those of you who’ve read Late Bird you know I detailed specific systems that have to be put in place to derail this oncoming crash. The most important will be to abolish all income tax.
Any and all Federal income tax must be removed including, income, payroll, corporate, inheritance, etc. It is replaced with a consumption tax.
Let me just say this right now. For any of you “thinkers” don’t bother with a long diatribe of wasteful verbiage about how a consumption tax is regressive and hurtful to poor people. It’s you and your lack of ethics that is harmful to poor people! Take your guilt and your race to the bottom Eeyorish mentality back to ThinkProgressive.com.
First off all taxes are REGRESSIVE.
Second. Read the book! Everything is spelled out in there. Do your homework before you open your mouth. Otherwise you will be “BBDed”. Blocked, banned, deleted. I don’t do free therapy anymore. We have a nation to restore.
Abolishing income tax fixes two main issues.
(1) By removing these regressive and oppressive tax systems corporations all over the world will race each other to be in America providing tens of millions of new jobs. This will increase the value of our soil and allow us to rebuild our neighborhoods.
We will lead the world in innovation and production on OUR land. By harnessing our natural resources, specifically natural gas, an energy system can be created where eventually after the debt is paid off we could abolish the consumption tax as well. I will explain this at a later date. I digress.
Real Unemployment (not fraudulent numbers like 6%) will disappear as we free the American entrepreneur, business owner, and hardest working labor force on the planet. Yes we will have to pay a little bit more for our products or services we use, but it will be our CHOICE. That money will also be spent locally by our own hands. Not ripped away from us by politicians who treat our labor as a game of Monopoly that crushes us with debt and sends our bravest around the world fighting and dying for countries who aren’t willing to pay the price to be free.
(2) Belongingness. Again for those of you who’ve read Late Bird you know how important this is to a free society.
In America we get our belongingness need met through our families and jobs. Currently we have more people on Welfare than ever in our history. The “thinkers” will point to the Depression (I will not call it Great. There is nothing great about a Depression) and surmise things were worse.
The only reason we aren’t seeing at least 60 million people lining up for food in the streets on a daily basis is technology. The EBT card replaced the soup lines.
To be a productive member of society and get your belongingness need met you have to have a purpose. Our first purpose is to take care of ourselves and our families. When you do not work you cannot take care of yourself or your family. You have no purpose. You are simply taking up space and our families suffer for this. Our communities suffer for this. Our children suffer for this.
The “thinkers” will tell you all life is precious. It simply isn’t. I’ve dealt with rapists, child molesters, and murderers. They’ve ruined and or taken innocent lives and will do so again given the chance. They are only precious to the “thinkers”.
Talk about progress.
Shoulder to shoulder brothers and sisters. Keep spreading the word. I am ready to serve you. To serve America. When we have enough we will serve her together.
I hope all are having a wonderful Sunday. I am closer to a positive conclusion and as this occurs will share the journey.
In the meantime I felt this column is beyond pertinent as too many have no idea how America arrived on the scene and how important the structure is to keeping what many incorrectly believe is their “God given Right” of Freedom.
God provided Free Will.
The rest is up to you.
ARTICLE 4, SECTION 4
I recently had a conversation with an incredibly bright individual about western civilization (specifically Socratic Theory which was introduced through Plato’s Republic) and different types of government.
A question was then asked of me which I answered.
When I finished, a comment was made that my next column should be “exactly what I just said”.
Socrates theorized about different types of governments that started with Aristocracy and eventually succumbed to Tyranny.
In between the two are Timocracy (control by land owners) Oligarchy (control by a small select group) and Democracy (control by the Majority).
With the conclusion and success of Americans during the Revolutionary War a form of Government was needed.
Many voices including James Madison DID NOT want any of the five listed above including Democracy.
These voices wanted a form of government that protected the Individual.
Not just Kings and Queens.
Not just property owners.
Not just a select group based on the whims of the select group.
Not just the Majority.
The protection of every single American equally.
Hence a form of Plato’s concept of a Republic was put into action.
Yes, I am aware every American did not have equal rights as this was happening, but that every American does now shows the power of the concept of a Republic.
Had America been set up as a Democracy, slavery could still be legally protected, with the approval of the Majority.
So could the beating of women and the murder of homosexuals.
In other words Sharia.
Again the concept of a Republic is to protect the Individual.
The question everyone should be asking, regarding the Individual, is what does a Republic protect?
This depends on whether the Republic has any rules or guidelines to follow.
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the People’s Republic of China are both examples of systemic oppression.
They are both “Republics” but both of these “governments” treat their citizens as useful idiots to be manipulated, threatened, beaten, enslaved, and even killed.
The concept of a Republic can only go so far. For it to flourish it must have two things.
First it must have Absolutes.
Very specific items that never change and are beneficial to the protection of the Individual.
Second these Absolutes must be enforced across the board regardless.
Our Founding Fathers created a document of Absolutes.
We call this The Constitution of the United States and these specific items are called Rights.
Constitutional Rights of the Individual American Citizen.
These Rights do not stretch to other nationalities nor do they extend beyond the border of these United States regardless of what oligarchical figures or democratic mouthpieces continue to spew.
In fact to proclaim that the Constitutional Rights of the American are also carried by any non-citizen is ignorant by the private citizen and illegal by the government “servant”.
This began with Reagan, and has continued at least through Obama, that humans from a wide variety of countries have not only been afforded the Constitutional Rights of an American, they have also been given the ultimate gift, through multiple amnesties.
The gift of Citizenship.
For almost five decades both political Parties have literally spat in the face of the American Individual to protect their own oligarchies ( a small select group) by using democracy (majority over minority) to build voting blocks and coalitions.
The Republicans have done this historically to protect what is called Big Business, and open borders are advocated for by the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Big Business wants cheap labor so profits increase. I am all for profit but not at the expense of Freedom.
Of long gone Justice.
Of the Law.
The United States of America was set up as a Republic.
A very specific set of rules called the Bill of Rights was created to serve all members of the Republic equally.
Today’s America is a collection of oligarchies inside and out of our Local, State, and Federal Government that are using the “vote” (Democracy) to manipulate and control human behavior.
We still have the Absolutes but for them to matter they must be enforced and equal for all.
They are not.
What we do have is Free Will and for those with knowledge, a very real understanding of why our Constitutional Right under the 2nd Amendment was created.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS, shall not be infringed.
Shall not be infringed.
Let the removal of oligarchies and democracies begin.
Freedom First. Freedom Only.
A Republic First.
A Republic ONLY.
Last week I mentioned I may be using past columns as I move through some things. I appreciate all the wonderful thoughts and wishes and will give a more in depth explanation of events hopefully in the next month with much better news.
In the meantime I hope you enjoy this blast from the past written almost six years ago before Facebook locked us down.
The more things change the more they stay the same.
KNOWLEDGE MUST GATHERED, MORE IMPORTANTLY IT MUST BE SHARED
Yesterday I Ubered home. My wonderful truck (almost 200,000 miles) informed me that we needed a water pump and my trusted mechanic(s) told me that the job wouldn’t be completed in time for my drive home from work.
My driver was a very polite and energetic young man in his early thirties. Our first thirty seconds covered introductions. He told me he was a father of three and working three jobs to pay the bills. Through a little more discussion I found out he was a graduate from the University of California, Davis.
For those of you not familiar with California we in NORTHERN California refer to Davis as the People’s Republic of Davis.
Yes, as in the People’s Republic of China.
Upon my verbal curiosity he informed me he had graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies.
Of course this piqued my interest.
Number one, I am an American.
Number two, I’d never heard of that as a Major.
I kind of smiled and said, “well my friend please tell me what the professors in American studies are teaching you.”
His verbiage was filled with propaganda but it was very clear to me he struggled with the things he said.
It was as though he knew the things he’d been taught were wrong but this was the education that he’d received so until someone said something different he would use that verbiage.
Kind of like auto-pilot.
Again a very nice, smart, hard-working and pleasant young man.
I turned off auto-pilot and started to talk about the things I always talk about.
“The Great Experiment”.
Benjamin Franklin and Adam Smith.
He listened very intently for about ten minutes, and when I paused, asked me to continue because he agreed with everything I’d just said.
I discussed labels for a minute (how dangerous and unproductive they are) and then asked him to give me the title of one of his third or fourth year classes.
He answered with “African-American culture in urban America.”
I just started to laugh.
“That’s quite a handle. No labels there,” I said.
He laughed with me and said, ” I agree with everything you said and most of my professors would have hated you. As far as they are concerned everything is messed up because of the White Man.”
He continued, “except for one of my last professors. He talked about Adam Smith the way you just did. When I get home I am going to look up my notes. I loved that class!”
With a few minutes to go he said casually that he was a Muslim. I asked, as I always do, Sunni or Shiite. He said Sunni and that most Muslims are Sunni. We briefly discussed the Koran and then I said my problem with Islam is Sharia. Sharia is the law in Islamic nations and is systemic oppression. It abuses women, children, and many men.
He agreed and said he hated Sharia and that is wasn’t found in the Koran.
I replied whether it is or isn’t is irrelevant. It’s found in every nation where muslims are the majority.
We were almost to my house when I asked him where his parents were from.
He answered his father was from Syria and his mother was “Mexican-American…a Chicano.”
I smiled again and said, “no labels there.”
I then continued with “when I asked where your father was from you said Syria. That is a nation and a factual answer. You then said your mother was Mexican-American, a Chicano. These things don’t exist. We are humans, homo-sapiens, and we have a specific nationality. Mexico-America doesn’t exist. Neither does Chicano.”
I looked at him again and asked “where were you born?”
He answered, “Harbor City, California.”
I blinked twice and said, “so was I.”
We sat there for a few seconds and then I asked him “what is YOUR nationality?”
He looked me straight in the eye and said, “I am an American! I love the United States!”
The young people will listen as long as we continue to ROAR !!!
The Truth is a powerful thing.
The kids know they have been lied to and they are sick of it.
They’re just not sure where to turn.
Shine the light and lead the way.
Let us take our pens and our swords and push “into this good night!”
Pens firing away.
Swords sharpened and at the ready.
So ready in fact they never have to be used.
God has blessed these United States.
The rest is up to us.
As Adam Smith has pointed out, the rest is up to you.
To give an entire background on this next column would take multiple autobiographical books and that is not happening today.
Those who’ve read Late Bird, been with me for a while and/or believe in the grace of God and the greatness of America, this story is for you.
Due to a biochemistry issue that I will eventually share and address, as I believe it can help a lot of people, this last decade has been quite a challenge.
You’d never know it by looking at me. I’ve attended weddings, funerals, parties, holidays and have run into people I haven’t seen in a long time and it’s all the same.
“You look great!”
“You must workout a lot!”
“There’s no way you are 52!”
I always say thank you and I am appreciative of the compliments but the things I’ve had to do and figure out just to keep functioning has turned me into a mad scientist.
I am not complaining, far from it, but it is important for this story to make sense to give a tiny bit of background.
As those who have been with me have heard me say or write many times “God has done enough, the rest is up to us, the rest is up to you.”
I emphatically believe this and when I speak with God it is simply to say thank you and occasionally I provide some humor.
Every once in a while I believe I hear a chuckle.
Regardless throughout my lifetime from childhood to now when my burden seems too great, or I’m off the correct path, The Big Fella Upstairs sends help or guidance.
It may seem like a small thing to most but if one is paying attention and listening amazing things will transpire.
Another way to think of think of it is this.
When my body is struggling my brain/mind will go to work in an attempt to understand the symptom and fix the issue.
When my body and mind struggle together my soul takes over and opens me to many things, including survival, healing, learning and most importantly listening.
This week due to some of the aforementioned symptoms of the biochemistry issue I didn’t have the energy or ocular clarity to write and planned to use a column from the past, something that may still happen in the future.
This week though God said I’m right here son and sent help.
It wasn’t the first time and I know it won’t be the last and I am beyond grateful every time.
To explain this in the least amount of verbiage I will harken back to high school.
When I left one Trinity High School and started at Nevada Union the transition was difficult for me due to extreme shyness and a very introverted personality.
After a month into my junior year I hadn’t made any friends and although lonely I knew athletics would kick in for me very soon and as always would change my life for the better.
One day I was approached by an older male student, after a class I’d had with his unbeknownst to me, girlfriend.
He asked me if a particular kid in the class had flirted with her.
Looking back on it I laugh now as there was no way he was there to check on that particular kid.
His girlfriend was very cute and let’s just say the other kid wasn’t anywhere near her league.
He was there to check on me.
Look, I said I didn’t have any friends, I didn’t say I didn’t talk to the girls.
I remember looking at him kind of funny. I’d seen the kid talk to his girlfriend but even if I hadn’t I wasn’t going to throw him to the wolves, so I did what I always do. I protected the smaller weaker person by telling him that there was no way any flirting had taken place.
He just nodded and moved on and every day I’d see him after class as he walked her to the next one.
Yes, back in the day high school “couples” walked everywhere together at school as it was the only time you ever saw your boyfriend/girlfriend then as cell phones did not exist.
No texting, Face timing, or swiping.
Because of this proximity we got to know each other a little bit and he became one of my first friends as we had athletics in common.
A decade later we worked for a short while for the same company and although things started out great our relationship soured.
Eventually when we both were no longer employed there we ran into each other and had a good heart to heart and moved on although our prior friendship was over.
My friend was a pretty big partier/drinker and unfortunately imbibing of that amount of alcohol over decades took its toll then sadly took his life.
There’s the back story.
About a week ago I heard an old song by Patty Loveless called Here I Am that continued to play in my head. Over and over it continued, which isn’t uncommon for me.
It was the length of time the song stuck.
Over and over for a week I’d sing the same first verse,
“Don’t do it darlin’,
Don’t you dare look in there
You said you didn’t want to see me
But you’ve been looking for me everywhere
and you know that you’re gonna find me
If you keep on drinking’ fast
Cause honey I’m right there waiting’ on you
At the bottom of your glass.
Here I am,
Here I am”
Normally when this happens and I cannot get a particular song out of my head I’ll just listen to the radio or pick another favorite, play my guitar, and that ear worm goes away.
This time I just let it ride and found myself singing it in the shower, outside and driving.
For days this continued until I really started to think about the lyrics and for some reason I focused on the drinking, specifically the attempt to drink our problems away while actually creating ones worse.
“At the bottom of your glass.”
Yesterday as I drove to the store the song picked up again and I sang the same first verse over and over and turned my focus to the drinking.
I didn’t question it and as the act of singing made me feel a little better I continued as any reprieve from my current situation is hung onto with vice like grips.
Turning a tight corner on a mountain road a nondescript car headed towards me in the other lane.
I rarely look at the faces of other drivers but for some reason I peered into the vehicle as it drove by.
It was my deceased friend whom I hadn’t thought about in a very long time.
For those who haven’t been with me for a while I am well aware of what this sounds like.
All I can say to you is God works in mysterious ways and if you are getting a tingling right now the mystery may be with you as we speak or rather as you read.
I’m sure some will ask, “Why didn’t you turn around and follow that vehicle?”
First that thought never occurred and secondly the channel was already opened. I smiled as I felt my entire body start to reverberate temporarily taking away all of my physical pain.
I’ve written about it before.
My nose starts to tingle, my eyes start to fill, from the top of my head to the tips of my toes a warmth cascades through which is incredible because in this current time of my life my hands and feet are always cold.
Then the conversation started.
I apologized about my actions in our twenties when I lost my temper.
He said don’t worry about it and then laughed and I can still hear it because he always had a very distinct laugh, very different from anyone else I’d ever heard.
He told me to hang in there, that help is on the way.
I told him that was good to hear cause I’m hanging on by the proverbial thread.
He told me I had lots of friends up here and then proceeded to throw out names.
Names of people he’d never known.
Some from my childhood and some just recently arrived.
I again said I’m trying and he said he knew and that quite a few would be coming back to provide help but not for me.
“You’ll be just fine,” he said.
“We are coming back to help America and we’ll be there soon.”
He finished with, “I’ll find you when I return” and then the name Don Grogg sounded so strongly it covered for a brief moment my seemingly ever present tinnitus.
Yes again, I am aware of how this sounds, and although I have no doubts, some will and to put the questions of sobriety and hallucinogenics I’m sure will happen to rest, I’ll quote Adam Ant.
“Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?”
Neither of those.
I simply tell the truth.
In today’s world it appears to be okay to believe men are women, women are men, and forced “vaccines” save lives but listening to our bodies, our minds, our souls and most importantly the voice of God, well now that’s crazy.
Regardless the message to me was clear.
Here I Am.
I’ve come to the point, at least this week, that I cannot find any subject matter important enough on which to opine.
It’s the same ol world, same ol problems and without something to stimulate my brain it would be a disappointment, at least to me, to attempt to feign concern over the latest “breaking news” debacle.
So I won’t.
Instead I will reach back into the past and use a column that was shared over fifteen hundred times on Facebook before I was shadow banned or cancelled or fill in whatever lib word here.
This was published almost five years ago.
Sadly things have only gotten worse as it appears the more we “give em books the more they eat the pages”.
Nevertheless we will give it the old college try, or junior college try, or heck the ol GED try as yesteryear’s readers have disappeared only to be replaced by “a picture is worth” absolutely nothing but let’s spend all day scrolling.
WE ARE NOT A DEMOCRACY
As stated many times over the last few years I’ve stopped watching or listening to most “news” networks. Beside the fact that they rarely report anything new, the propaganda is over the top. When I do tune in I have become numb to verbiage like “racist” or “bigot” or “nazi”.
My pulse doesn’t jump, my heart doesn’t race. I simply yawn and turn the channel. There is one phrase though, or its derivative, that drives me nuts and I hear it constantly from “educated” mouthpieces.
“We are a Democracy.”
“We are losing our Democracy”.
“Our Democracy is under attack.”
I’ve even heard this stated by REPUBLICAN politicians.
Now this isn’t a new phenomenon nor is it something I haven’t addressed many times in the past.
I have, but let me say it again for all the “educators, teachers, media chatter boxes, etc”.
The United States of America is NOT a Democracy.
Never has been, never will be.
Even if America repeats our history and succumbs to another War Between the States (nothing civil about war) we still will not be a Democracy.
I’m not sure what we will be after that but I can guarantee it won’t be a Democracy.
Democracy is the fourth option in a sliding slope known as Socratic Theory.
Not Socratic Method.
Aristocracy, Timocracy, Oligarchy, Democracy, Tyranny.
Due to time constraints, I’m not going to walk, through them all. For those who want a more in depth understanding of this please go to our website and find the column titled Article 4, Section 4.
It explains in depth why we are not a Democracy. It also explains what we are.
A Constitutional Republic.
Of course in today’s society we have the “academicians” and the “experts”.
The “historians” and the heretics who drone on and on parsing words, conflating issues and many times simply lying.
We don’t do that here.
Here, we believe communication is found in clear, concise and truthful statements.
Purity is found in simplicity.
There are, right and wrong answers, in life.
Good and Evil, both do indeed, exist.
The moral American doesn’t live under Fifty Shades of Grey.
To put it simply Democracy is the last stop before Tyranny.
It’s not my theory.
Argue with Socrates and Plato.
Men like James Madison and Alexander Hamilton did not want Democracy so they took some of its positives and created a completely new system we now refer to as a Constitutional Republic.
This system is completely removed from Democracy.
It’s easy to understand. It’s quite simple.
Democracy allows the “majority” of the group to dictate to the “minority”.
The idea of a Republic was to guarantee certain Freedoms, to the Individual, regardless of who or whom was in the “majority”.
At the time these Freedoms were referred to as Rights, and they were documented in written form on parchment and referred to as the Constitution of the United States.
There’d never been anything quite like it in history, or anything, since.
The Magna Carta was used as a reference point, but just like Democracy, was a completely different system than the Republic now known as the United States of America.
The protection of the Individual known as American, guaranteed very specific Rights, to ensure the opportunity of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness found in the former Declaration, heard around the world.
These concepts and written absolutes resonated across the globe because at their core they tell us what we inherently know.
They reaffirmed the thoughts of Adam Smith.
Life is an Individual experience.
It is, has, and always will be.
Democracy was the rotting molding fruit, found on the ground, and turned into a 1st Amendment fine wine.
Those lucky enough to drink from the cup of Freedom realized that first found fruit came from ever fertile ground gifted by a greater hand than their own.
The hand that granted Free Will also granted the ability to understand the difference between Freedom and Oppression.
The difference between the Individual and the Group.
The difference between guaranteed Rights and the drunken swaying back and forth of the Majority.
Still, the United States Constitution is only as strong as those Individuals who require it be enforced.
“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Our country is asking.
It’s time to give her an answer.