Incredible! This episode on Fox News: Justice with Judge Jeanine - ISIS Threat goes beyond Iraq is one you must hear. She is spot on!
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Tabled and defeated on May 3rd
Florida Bill SB-58 “American Law for American Courts” died a procedural death by vote of united Senate Democrats. The two thirds majority required for passage was not reached. The vote was 25 to 14. There was an additional group railing against the Ban and its companion Bill HB-351. The Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR), A Sunni Group, and ACLU were very heavily involved against this Bill. Republicans and groups favoring The Sharia Ban law failed when Republican Senator Nancy Detert mysteriously failed to vote.
It was a historic dichotomy to see the ACLU and Democrats who has championed women’s rights for over a century fight for and vote in-mass to allow Sharia Law.
Is Sharia compatible with western law? The answer is not yet.
Hence, we have the immediate creation of Special Sharia Councils and Patrols throughout the western world where Sharia was introduced. Sharia is a government religion. Meaning law trumps government.
In the time before America, the western world and Muslim caliphates had massive wars. After the wars the Western World, having had overpowering religions like Catholicism, learned its lessons and created government that sat in front of and had precedence over religion. Religion, weakened as a ruling force was pushed back. The Islamic States have not yet evolved! Hence Sharia Laws rule the population and their actions. That’s why President Morsi, a Sunni, immediately introduced strong Sharia Law. It is another way of controlling and excusing government excesses. The Taliban uses these rules to control. Some Sects are somewhat more benign and secular. However, many Shiite and Wahhab Sunni sects have maintained their religion as driving components of government. .
David D. Kirkpatrick NY. Times reported from Cairo on March 14, 2013 about the election and strict Sharia Law introduced by the new Sunni President Morsi. Egyptian women having had more freedom under Mubarak were angry. Ms. Sharkawy President Morsi’s political advisor asked while brushing off a question of marital rape “Is this a big problem we have?” Egyptian women responded quickly “This is an example of their thinking wives said. This should be kept at home under protection of the family. A husband is entitled to have sex with his wife anytime he wants. There is no such thing as marital Rape.” Under Sharia Law, it should be pointed out the husband decides if a woman can travel from the house or uses birth control.
In a 2010 National Geographic issue Tahira Shahid Khan, a professor at the Aga Khan University writing about Islamic law, “Chain to Custom;” said honor killings are perpetrated for a wide range of offenses, marital infidelity, pre-marital sex, flirting, or even failing to serve a meal on time.
Very recently the world watched English TV with a soldier being beheaded by a young Muslim with a meat cleaver proclaiming Muslim Sharia faith justified this killing.
Tony Blair, former Prime Minister said in The Daily Mail June 2nd 2013. “The Government should be honest and admit there is a problem within Islam and implored officials to acknowledge radical Ideology is profound and dangerous.” He meant Sharia Law.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is the founder of the AHA Foundation and celebrated by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people on Earth. She is currently a Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard to name just a few of her accomplishments. Her incredible background gives her rare insights to Sharia and Islam. She was Muslim. Hersi Ali interviewed by The London Evening Standard characterized Islam as “the new Facism” and believes it is the most negative climate for women. When you believe in forced genital cutting on women it is cruel and painful. Women have no real freedom she writes. In Reason magazine, discussing this problem Ali said, “It’s not Radical Islam but, Islam.”
Is the USA ready? No!.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
MTV & VIACOM: "Look Different"
MTV & VIACOM: "Look Different"
Most folks may not yet know about a coming program that cost many millions of dollars to develop. It has been created by MTV and Viacom. It talks about removing “White bias” and offers To CLEANSE!
If you’ve read about “Look Different” or heard about it! It seems to be an incredibly well researched program that explains to America that Bias may and does exist. Bias by Whites, especially youth, are indicated to exist toward many minorities like Black and Brown skinned individuals. It also points out bias against Gays, Transgender and other minority social beliefs. “Look Different” may also point out some bias with minority or majority Religious beliefs.
To do this MTV has contacted and enlisted related groups in assisting them to discover these Biases. There has been some identification and very tough questions about many of these groups representing the communities who reportedly suffer under these biases.
A short list of very left leaning adviser organizations that Viacom and MTV thought was best to have as they plan to Cleanse your children are:
CAIR (A political Islamic organization), La Raza (A political Hispanic organization),
GLAAD (A Gay organization), NAACP (A well respected Black organization.) The Kirwan Institute Funded by the Ford Foundations and Others. These are all very left leaning and some socialistic trending organizations. One was watched by the FBI as a Terror subsidiary at some point in the past. This Author would advise you research this plan and its sponsors carefully, It appears very liberally Biased!
What is important is Viacom, MTV and these group’s focus seems to hold a belief that those creating or holding biases are predominantly “White”, conservative young folks.” And, again by my own referential logic, their parents! The Study seems to identify these young people as the ones that need polite interrogation then “Cleansing week long!” (If that’s incorrect, it’s probably just my misdirected Bias and I ask for forgiveness. But please don’t “Cleanse” me.”)
In this presentation of “Look Different” it seems that the stated biases being held by folks are against Gay and Transgender, Brown and Black colors, some religious beliefs and finally perhaps Liberal Thought itself. In order to correct these biases the proposed recommendation seems to be identifying white folks with these “Biases” and then “Cleanse them.” A week Long Cleansing! Meaning, I suppose, a Wiping away or getting rid a bias once exposed.
My question is: Has the producers of this program really thought through the possible implications? My far less researched premise is: All people have Biases of some sort. These groups that contributed to “Look Different” probably had very strong biases. For example Liberal and Conservative thoughts are both biased. The producers are definitively Liberal. That is by any definition “Biased.”
America today, as compared to racial and sectarian violence throughout the Middle East, Africa, and part of Europe, has far less damaging biases than most other countries. America did not address the greatest injustice against the Black race quickly enough. That was the great failing in our Constitution.
I do want to explain a slightly differing view. My humble view!
ALL PEOPLE HAVE BIASES! The liberal groups above definitely have political Bias! However, we have fine and caring “Law Makers” that strive against destructive divisional biases successfully. We have democratically elected representative groups in cities and states defending and proposing changes politically to create a fairer society. Those groups doing that by their very action display BIAS! Is that bad? Isn’t it choice?
There may be unjust BIAS. However, that is a matter for “Legal Rendering” in my humble and biased opinion. Not for “CLEANSING! That term is in itself troubling! What is also troubling is these groups want to push their Bias onto Children and Young adults.
With all due respect Viacom and MTV have biases. Biases are differing beliefs. It is difficult to socially decide which is right or wrong. Was it right for the white settler to have mistreated the red skinned brothers who were here first? NO! Was it right for plantation owners some of whom helped write the Constitution to have slaves? NO! Was it right for the North African Muslim Tribes to round up those Black tribesmen in Africa and sell them? No! Is it right for women under Sharia Law not to have basic freedoms? NO! Was it right for mostly White immigrants to move across the southern half of America? Maybe! Was it right before that for the Spanish and Portuguese conquerors to take over most of South America at the disadvantage and possible extermination of some indigenous tribes? Maybe. Is it wrong for a liberal group of advocates to want to promote Liberal Bias by “Cleansing? Yes! Shouldn’t legally elected representative and legal scholars determine that? YES!
My point is, history is history. Today, America is truly a melting pot and we are a dispirit group of cultures that do get along under a “Rule of Law” far better than Bias cleansing or others. We don’t allow Bias, or fights against Bias, to violate Law! Law is better than Cleansing. If we decide “Socially” to pursue agendas that point out division and then try to CLEANSE, isn’t that condemning and blaming in violation of our constitutionally structured protections?
Threat of lynching is bad. Threat of retaliation for Bias is just as bad! What’s next if your mental CLEANSING doesn’t work? More Social persecution for biases or, Maybe a Russian type Gulag or a Mao fashioned re-education camp? Extremes do happen.
Arguing who was right or wrong in history is the work of our “Laws and Elections” not for select groups representing factions to promote change with an end result of CLEANSING! At least that’s my humble “BIAS”.
Monday, February 24, 2014
“Observations of current vital United States structure that made a Capitalistic America the envy of the world are now displaying unfortunate continued Socialistic devolution.” Hedgemastermb.blogspot.com
Preface: Below are main categories that make up this review of critical balances. Many findings herein will present fact and opinion that leads to introspection necessary for citizens to become actively aware of America’s current dangerous situation.
Imbalances to be discussed:
Constitutional Understandings and Practices
Industry and Business
Government Practices State and Federal
Citizen make-up and Condition
Currency and Existing Wealth
Constitutional Understandings and Practices
President James Madison, who drafted our Fourth Amendment, had fought against “Writs of Assistance” in the middle 1700’s which allowed the kings soldiers into every part of Americans lives and violate any privacy by search and seizure. Madison assisted in the creation of the Constitution in general and the Fourth Amendment in specific to prevent our government intruding into private life unless there was “cause” to believe a crime had been committed by an individual.
“General Warrants” are today’s “Writs of Assistance”, that were applied by Britain to rape and pillage, and are forbidden by our Constitution. And yet, General Warrants have been illegally allowed by liberal and conservative presidents, WHY? As late as 1967 “Katz vs. the United States” re-affirmed through the Supreme Court’s decision Madison’s contentions of freedoms from these violations of our privacy. We as citizens must fight as did our fore-bearers against these excuses to remove our constitutionally guarantee of liberty for any reason.
The Fourth Amendment requires a “Warrant” to be used for only “One Person”. The warrant must reflect probable cause that “criminal activity” is afoot. “General Warrants” for multiple people with no proof of possible wrong doing is expressly forbidden by our Constitution.
Today, we stand as citizens completely without any right to privacy. Our every word in our homes, our beds and our bath are heard and recorded. All private communication on a phone is recorded and saved. The Government hears us in our cars and knows where we have gone and when. This is all made possible by the illegal allowance of “General Warrants”.
We are more spied upon than any citizens in this world. And yet; we submit to this intrusion. What future does this auger for our children and their children that we as a submissive generation have been the first to allow these “General Warrant” violations of our Constitution? Our very way of life for which our forefathers, fathers and even our children have fought and died is disappearing as we squabble. Who’s at fault? A good part of blame is the trumpeted irrational fear created by a corrupt central government under the last two Presidents seemingly dedicated to replacing our Constitutional law.
In the 1940’s we fought two great industrial nations Germany and Japan. We fought these two nations simultaneously in a massive world war. Both had great armies, navies and air forces. We won without giving up our Constitution. Will we be the first generation to cede our rights to a mistaken government or at worst a corrupt central government desiring power that wants our constitutionally guaranteed freedoms gone?
In our zeal to be politically at odds, have we determined that venial and amorphous political gains on one side or the other is worth destroying the nucleus of our Constitution that has kept us great for 250 years? Will Republicans and Democrats be so small so as not to see the bigger Constitutional threat? Two Presidents, numerous Senators and too many House members have said yes they would destroy our Constitution. WE MUST ACT!
When you hear our current Democrat President Obama and recent Republican President Bush saying we need this current NSA action or, a Republican Senator McCain saying we are wise to have these Patriot Acts that have created our complete loss of constitutional privacy; we can no longer look to a Party for assistance. We must instead look to our Founders and their Constitution and what it truly means. We must demand our Constitution made whole and unchanged for no venial reasons for the sake of our children and their future!
Industry and Business
How did we lose America’s international dominance in manufacturing of product production and export? America was the world’s most aggressive and successful capitalistic export producing industrial giant in the late 1800’s through the 1960’s. We had Over 150 years of capitalistic growth and dominance throughout the world in capitalistic commerce.” Today, heavy industries are international and produce most manufactured product outside of America. When you see on CNBC that GM, GE, Dow, or S&P is doing well; that does not translate to jobs in America.
Our industries, in the very late 1960’s and throughout the 70’s & 80’s, moved internationally for reasons of geographic diversification and cost. We are currently a mere consumer and non-producer of heavy manufacturing for export. Millions of middle class jobs have been lost to our children since the 1970’s. Our government has not corrected this vital weakness.
The important question is: Why haven’t industries returned to our country to rebuild heavy industries here? The true reasons are disturbing and dangerous. They pose great threats to our Country’s near economic future and survival. Our Central Government has not acted capitalistically since 1976 in this arena. No President since Reagan’s weak attempts, because of a reluctant Democrat Senate, has efforts been made to bring heavy Industry back to America.
Globally, the cost differential in wage between nation states has compressed through the years and hence not as critical as it was in the 50’s and 60’s. So, why is a country like Mexico now, recently favored by the industries in the latest major move back to the Americas beginning several years ago? Mexico, just south of our border, is today’s desired target of Heavy Industry’s designations instead of the USA!
GM, GE, Honeywell, Goodrich, Cessna and many other industries from over the world are building heavy industries in Mexico hiring tens of thousands there plus many more thousands support jobs in ancillary subsidiaries? These are jobs America could have won had our President attempted to capture that business for our high school graduates!
The cause of this terrible loss of millions of industry jobs and supporting ancillary jobs is our flawed non-capitalistic Central Government. Our Washington DC Government has become socialistically non-competitive and elitist. The government serves itself, not our citizens. Our countrymen and women are anxious to have jobs in manufacturing and production and not be forced to accept government money and control.
Our States yearn for the freedom to bring in business but, Federal Government and its policies block them every way possible. It is the direct fault of non-competitive elite socialization in Washington DC, primarily the Executive Branch coupled with Agency interference!
Since the late 1970’s we have depended on lower paying services jobs in replacement of disappearing higher paying real manufacturing of goods. Are there any debates or panels discussing this evolution? NO! There is no public discourse as to why this lifeline for our citizens isn’t completed. This lack of manufacturing damages the lower and middle class especially our young who remain up to 50% unemployed! The fact that this president uses subsidies for control of the poor vote to selfishly retain power instead of bringing jobs to the economy is a sure sign of venial and destructive socialistic control.
Government Practices State and Federal
The Federal Government as an entity, and we include both parties, has become a poison to the United States economy for the last 33 years. It has hidden this by giving more social programs to keep the masses happy. When manufacturing and heavy industry relocated overseas in the 70’s, America had the services industry, then the technology age to push forward. Those two industries kept us going temporarily for 25 of those years. Without heavy Industry however, jobs for our kids fresh out of high school began getting thin. They are now mostly gone.
Our Federal Government has grown at prodigious rates multiplying its massive expense because of the unionization of federal, state, city and county workers in 1979. Beginning In the 2000’s the federal workers became the favored class as far as wage and pension compared to the private sector.
There should be an immediate cessation of any hiring into any government structure especially Federal. Allow normal retirement to shrink those governments then consolidate agencies and switch much of the current functions of EPA, NLRB and others to the jurisdiction of the States. Wage freezes should be put in place and early retirement encouraged. The unions should be disbanded for all tax paid employees immediately.
**. A full explanation of this history and other articles can be found at: hedgemastermb.blogspot.com It’s the second Article titled “America’s Economic Future.” Solutions for our Economy are provided.
Central Government Policies: Our Constitution defines intended functions of Central Government. President Jefferson, however, revealed in his writings what government was not to be. So, let’s see what our most “Far Seeing” President Jefferson thought so important that he warned all future generations:
“The Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”
“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”
“A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny!”
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.”
“Experience has shown that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.”
“The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.” (Author’s Note: The Federal Reserve falls into this category).
“I predict future happiness for Americans, if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarms only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
President Jefferson’s words written in the late 1700’s, over 200 years ago are prophetic and apply especially today! They define realities of today. President Jefferson counted them as signs of future dangers of lost democracy to all citizens.
Central Government Policies: (More Specifics) If we are to survive with a capitalistic and representative government, we must change the size and content of central government. All Central Government hiring should be immediately stopped and attrition allowed. No firing for reduction purposes should occur.
Staffs of all Senators and Congressmen are three quarters lessened. The White House Staffs are three quarters lessened. All Agency Staffs retained are three quarters lessened. All Staffs of all various departments such as Departments of Justice are three quarters lessened. No temporary staff or outsourcing of duties or staffs of any kind are allowed until those conditions are met. The overall target is to cut the size and overall cost of government by three quarters. Let’s suppose Federal Employment is by hire or subcontract 3.5 million people. Then by attrition of death retirement or others the final numbers before hiring more must be approximately 288,000. Many functions will become the primary responsibility of States as it was intended in our Constitution. The States will compete to bring solicited business competitively to each respective State. The States will be the driver of laws and initiatives to bring manufacturing and other businesses.
The primary first function of Central Government is to be of assistance to bring business into the country and allow the States to handle them. The Federal Government is there to provide assurance for businesses and assist in helping the State be conducive to manufacturer’s wishes. The States should bid and provide all else.
Look at America now! The Federal Government is anti-manufacturing! That industry has been historically the core and foundation of our country. We are quickly becoming something that resembles the Old Soviet Union or Mao’s China. We are practicing “Equalization” instead of competitive capitalism. Who is making the best salaries? Is it government employees or private sector employees? We must become competitive capitalistically not succumb to Socialism.
Citizen Make-up and Condition
We have increasing numbers of illegal Immigrants being allowed to remain and far more continues to come. These are the poor from Mexico and other Central America States. They compete for the jobs sought by our under privileged citizens. Both groups receive Federal and State assistance. The current President wants them to continue because he feels they are a future voting bloc. A very venial and corrupt reason as it was with the past Republican president.
We now have poorer and lower classes in number and percentage than at any time since the great depression and perhaps our entire history without entry recordation. Even with this devastation our president refuses to reach out as a central government and do what’s necessary to bring jobs into America. He seems unwilling or more likely professionally helpless! We need Factory jobs as we once did in the late eighteen hundreds when we had far less educated masses. We had those jobs after the two world wars which catapulted us to being the world’s leader. We need those jobs now to provide the base with which to grow again. This president is misdirected, confused or corrupt. He refuses to accept that reality as did Mao. If we don’t have this renaissance of economic understanding we will become like a bigger and poorer Zimbabwe or Greece just one more poor country, once rich, run less than capitalistically.
Currency and Existing Wealth
Existing wealth concentrated into the upper 10% of the population that had the foresight and incomes to invest internationally into the global marketplace is doing well. The “Middle Class” civilian in private employment has substantially disappeared. The “Federal Government Employment” salaries have far exceeded the “Private Sector Employment.” A 2009 chart displays the disparity. This is classic Socialism. Every Socialistic Country in history compensated Government employees far better than private sector employees.
In 2009 the wages and pension of a Federal Government Employee averaged $123,049.* The average pension and wage of a private employee (this includes union and white collar workers) was slightly above $61,059, roughly half of the Federal Worker’s income. This is the classic sign of Big Government Socialism. *USA Today 2009*
There is an even far greater disparity today when bonus and other factors are added over this past five years! These figures display disparities similar in Socialistic nations of the past where mandatory government income and benefits exceeded private wage. It stems in this case from a lack of leadership from this and last presidents to bring adequate manufacturing into the country for youth and lower class workers to begin a legitimate private sector climb. This chasm has grown even more and not corrected by the last three presidents for the past 21 years!
Instead the last two Presidents trumpeted equalization of the classes assisted with government payments and benefits, a Socialistic solution and poor compared to providing jobs at acquired manufacturing plants built here by international firms. The graph above is worth a thousand arguments defining the plight of the private worker in America.
Summary: Any president in office creating Government Programs to “Socialistically Equalize” the masses, or to provide for the under-privileged by government fiat without bringing sufficient business into his country with jobs to pay for it is a Socialist. That president or leader will harm his or her country!
If a president gives speeches on helping the poor by government payment, be very concerned.
If a President continues to create laws, orders or government created national programs for the private sector, be very fearful of your continued freedom!
If a President creates private entities away from government while still in office; Beware! These are historically socialistic steps to allow a powerful single person permanently take the reins of central government.
If a President can’t bring in the global manufacturing business with good jobs for his country by making them welcome; he doesn’t really care for his people, or does he want dependency? Unemployment and its economic disastrous result is directly the fault of a bad leader.
If a President lies about the true condition of the country with outrageous numbers, can he be trusted? (Unemployment at 7%)
If a President allows a department of the government to have the capability to track every citizen’s communication and activity on any pretense, fear for your liberty!
Our current President and previous President have both dwelled in these dangerous areas talked about here. Let’s make sure we do better the next time. Let the theme be “How much manufacturing business and jobs can you bring to America?” And; “How much freedom from central Government edicts can you make possible?”
Capitalism Wins! Here is a small list of successful countries that after WWII were devastated and poor. With Capitalism they have succeeded for their citizens.
- Japan was destroyed. General Mac Author sent a man known well in the business community named W. Edwards Deming to assist. Japan was resurrected as one of the most powerful Capitalistic nations on Earth.
- South Korea was devastated by the Korean War and run by ineffective Dictators. The people demanded Capitalism. They brought in and then created their own industries. S. Korea is now one of the most modern Capitalistic countries on earth.
- China in the clutches of Socialism under Mao allowed millions of citizens to die while Mao and selected government groups thrived. Deng Xiaoping, a great hero, set Mao aside and created Capitalism making China great once again by bringing in Manufacturing.
- Mexico just under our southern border has become Capitalistic at last! GE, Gm, Honeywell, Goodrich Cessna and many more industries from all over the world are going there to open factories and hire tens of thousands of employees. Plus supporting business like restaurants, dry-cleaners, supermarkets and other will follow with even more jobs! Time will tell if their government remains Capitalistic or they fall back to their old ways.
All four countries used the same methodology to become successful for their unemployed. Each country offered Outsourcing labor, well organized, to international businesses that needed product manufactured.. Plants were built and people were trained and employed and the countries flourished and became owners of some factories and advanced in technology. Where did they learn this?
America! It’s what we did in the 1800’s and early 1900’s when we prospered and became the greatest nation on Earth. We were the great example of Capitalism!
We must do this again immediately rather than going into Socialism to which America is currently succumbing. We need public debates on these pressing questions with avid Government proponents on one side and intelligent Private Sector advocates who believe in real hardcore capitalistic philosophy on the other!
The Deng Solution
Who’s Deng Xiaoping? Deng was a small, and some might say, slightly pudgy guy with glasses, a polar opposite of the current, XI Jinping. Deng, however , was the greatest leader of China since Qin Shi Huang and is known as a “Hero” in China’s great evolution for its people.
This little guy came through the ranks, carefully praising Mao’s philosophy to stay alive then rescuing his nation from the “Third World” of Socialistic poverty and aftermath of continuing starvation and death of millions. Wow!
Deng privately had ideas to transform China. Deng, understood that confronting Mao’s teachings would be death so he co-opted and glorified them while quietly constructing a capitalistic capability that would capture work for the 100’s of millions impoverished citizens. Deng’s Maxims were “It doesn’t matter if a cat is white or black if it catches mice!” Capitalism or Socialism meant little. Increasing the health and quality of life for China’s citizens in a real way was his goal! Deng’s very private axiom was “”Kau Fang” (open up) China to the fees and money being made by Japan and others who were manufacturing goods for other countries. Japan, taught by W. Edwards Deming and was thriving. It was reported that Deng read Deming thoroughly.
Deng emulated and copied much of the Japanese process adopted after the war. The major difference was the degree of State ownership and authoritarian control on the back-end. The front-end of promotion and aggressive deal making was copied and made very successful. Deng used this not for power but, to expedite Capitalistic functions. The University trained teams were sent all over the world soliciting business and assisted industry drawing up plans and delineating needs. These intelligent business expeditors brought back desired jobs which were reviewed and when approved expedited at unhindered rates of speed.
What we see today in China is a “front-end” Capitalistic juggernaut attached to a back-end modified with a primary directive. “Take and do business while making that technology and manufacturing capability China’s own!” Deng leaned heavily on the methods of the Japanese and W. Edwards Deming to create present day China. China’s ambition under Xi Jinping currently is to continue the march and continue China’s capitalistic growth. China is also buying gold at prodigious rates. If they exceed 8000 Tons, they may well become the world’s primary Reserve Currency very soon; the rewards of capitalism.
The Lesson for America: (Manufacturing Jobs for High School graduates!)
Today, and for decades, America has lost economic focus. In the 1800’s each State, largely unencumbered by too much central Government regulation, thrived as we outstripped England, our primary competitor. THINK! Our Constitution called for States to have the greater freedoms! They are currently slaves to the whim of central Government!
It was not until President Wilson that central Government began to get intrusive. The lesson we learned from that intrusiveness came 10 years later in the form of a great depression. Why did we not learn that lesson? The wars bailed us out and for 20 years America’s private industries after the war were pre-eminent.
NOW, in the last 12 years we have increasingly arrived at more inefficiency and Socialism. We need jobs and Deng’s model, not Keynesian money models, is the way! The solution is to turn the States loose from overbearing federal regulation. Let them seek out business overseas, woo them here which would create jobs for hundreds of thousands! Do whatever it takes to compete as did China!
China was held back by heavy Socialism and now, through Republican and Democrat Presidents, that same “Socialism” is unfortunately here! Don’t make excuses, we are Socialistic! Will we meekly submit to a form of government akin to the Soviet Union? We, our generation has allowed and accepted non-competitive attitudes and an expectation of Governments money in return for crippling Central Government control.
President Johnson’s Welfare and other social programs in the 1960’s, President Nixon’s actions as well as President Carter enlarging Federal Agencies and allowing Unions in Government, restricting States from bringing in industry was all disastrous. The massive growth of power and wealth in Washington DC’s central Government and its Agencies exists for their benefit without any real ambition for job creation or individual freedom other than their own!
Today, in America, control on citizens is the priority. Look at the NSA! Is that Capitalistic to have cell phones and autos tracked of every citizen or calls and systems communications all recorded in the billions? Look at national social government programs for over 1/3 of our population. Where are their Jobs? We are now where China had been. Back-end central Government throttling our States’ front-end capitalism in manufacturing! Stop This Now! We must learn Deng’s lesson!
We taught the world of Capitalism’s benefits while slowly, like poison, taking up their rejected Socialistic central model for social control of citizens and central government’s wealth and power! You must look! Accept what you see!
I am going to point out hard truth’s verifying this premise! Both parties have followed this disgraceful Path! It began in 1912 under Woodrow Wilson. It abated through the wars and their positive after effects.
Jefferson’s wisdom in his writing warned of this danger is as historically important as is Deng’s warning of central Government growth and its consequences.
Manufacturing In America:
Manufacturing was America’s mainstay. As late as 1957 manufacturing and assembly made up well over 70% of all work capable men and almost 60% of the total workforce. Today men in manufacturing make up less than 4% to 5% of the manufacturing workforce. Look at the differential! More than any other number, this sets our current Socialistic plight into place.
A high school educated man in America has shrunk to dead-end part time work and our inner city kids are almost 50% unemployed.
Our government even structures numbers to minimize the effects.
America could get back to global dominance but, we must require once again the pretext that unrestrained State freedoms from central Government Agencies. Executive Orders must be restored to create and draw back into America the manufacturing jobs from the world we have lost! In the 1950’s before the central Government’s choke hold on States increased, America exported real manufactured goods far more than it imported and made far more money than we spent. America must get back to that if it is to survive. The Government must speak truth to this and not the half truths and outright lies!
Examples of our Federal Government excesses: (USA Today)
2009: Federal Employee average pay and Pension- $123,049
State & Local $68, 913
Private $61, 051
One of the surest signs of central Government Socialism is this imbalance. That’s 2009. It’s even worse today by another 10% spread
America has a greater percentage of real unemployment/under employment than in the Great Depression! More of welfare, disability, unemployment, food stamps, free Medicaid, on & on!
We need JOBS! Not Socialistic solutions! The States must be set free to chase them down and bring them in uncontested by Federal Government regulation!
Should central Government be this expensive and should we have debt created by this Government of over $17 Trillion dollars? Is this a Capitalistic model or an ever more socially active but, destructive force?
The answers from Deng provided the front-end solution. American States are our front-end and must be free to compete without central Government back-end restraint or burden. The “Front-End” must become competitive internationally in bringing production and manufacturing back doing competitive manufacturing instead of our American companies going overseas. They want to come back!! Privately they say that! The central Government keeps them away. (Read “America’s Economic Future” hedgemastermb.blogspot.com) Very, very important
“Efficient production for the least cost, most efficiency and good distribution”! Deng’s mantra!
Figure that out. He pushed back a massively backward social structure (much like America now) and promoted a “Front-End” Capitalistic production structure that’s evolving positively every day for its people. We could do that for America! We must have a leader that places Economic health and growth above all other aspects of his agenda as did Deng. It has definitely not been the last two presidents!
1880 -1890 when America arrived as the top manufacturer and exporter over our parent England Three American Presidents saw that occur. It didn’t matter. . The States then were truly independent then and not terribly restricted by Central Government. That was the difference! Now the States are slaves of central Government and every day more and more ties and burdens are thrown around them.
America “was” the greatest Capitalistic power in the world. No Longer! We have sunk into Socialistic control of self-serving Central Government. We are getting much like Old China. We have only one path as had Deng! The answer Deng provided is “Business sought after and brought into China and served by their citizens is first and foremost!” America must follow that immediate direction. We have been badly served for well over 40 years by our central Government and are at the last stages of democratic and capitalistic freedom. Read: “America’s Economic Future” @ www.hedgemastermb.blogspot.com for a far more detailed solution of our problem!!
America’s Past & Present President:
This has been moments in time for America when similar comparisons take place in this country’s brief and proud history. While the past does not necessarily predict the future, it is important to ponder and compare these occurrences especially when it includes America’s leaders for it may well portend the future.
There was a time in our history as a younger nation many decades ago when a democrat lawyer successfully pursued a Professorship with a noted University and then took public office to pursue presidential politics, finally becoming the President of the United States. This time was the early 1900’s. The Republican Party at that time had become confused and republicans of note and reputation were combating each other with raucous debates. (Sound familiar to now?)
Because of those republican disputes, the democrat presidential candidate won. After the victory he was quoted as privately saying “Remember God has ordained that I be the next President of the United States. Neither you or any other mortal could have prevented that.” He had a favored facial expression of an almost stern righteousness.
Paul Johnson, a noted historian at the time, said about this President that he had, “a recognized self-regard of arrogance and smugness.” Johnson was right! This was the most self-assured and directed individual of that time. It was President Woodrow Wilson.
President Wilson, a Democrat and some say a socialist empire builder, became President in 1912.
His Good points:
Hesitated and delayed entry into World War1
His second wife, Edith Bolling Galt, who was known as the “Secret President.” After Wilson’s stroke, she fought for and supported the Right of Vote for Women which she proudly accomplished in 1919.
Stabilized the currency incorrectly
Questionable Points: ( Depending on ones politics)
More than doubled the size and ranks of Federal Government:
Created the first National Income Tax (On the Rich)
Created the League of Nations (The model for the United Nations)
Created the Federal Reserve (Not necessary with Gold Standard)
Built an updated and larger Commerce Department
Built an updated and larger Labor Department
Passed the Liquor Prohibition Laws
Enhanced FBI greatly & added the beginning of ATF to police for liquor enforcement
Created the beginnings of a modern much larger and powerful IRS
Increased the Federal Courts power and size dramatically
Resolved World War 1 poorly
Wilson wrote and spoke about his personal philosophies in an essay entitled “Leaders of Men” about leadership and government. Concerning Separation of Powers & Checks and Balances he wrote “The President is at liberty, both in law and conscience to be as big a man as he can! His capacity alone will set the limit.” In his assays Wilson said, “The competent leader of men cares little for the internal niceties of other people’s characters, he cares much, everything, for the external uses they can be put, he supplies the power.”
President Wilson also rejected much of Jefferson’s teachings in the area of a “Minimalist Federal Government”. Wilson said, “While we are followers of Jefferson, there is one principle of Jefferson’s which can no longer obtain in the practical politics of America. You know it was Jefferson who said the best Government is that which does as little governing as possible, but, that time is passed! America is not now and cannot in the future be a place for unrestricted individual enterprise.” (This truly sounds like our current president)
These statements seem in a very negative way directed at true capitalism and it’s more State oriented democratic control versus the vast power of central government. Wilson, by his stated beliefs and subsequent actions, socialistically believed that Central Government was the main provider not merely the instigator and government therefore should be controlled and used as much as possible by “One” leader.
Wilson’s policies of building massive government overhead from 1903-1918, there-by creating inefficiencies and expense, may have been the main catalyst of what followed. The $25 Billion was a beginning in additional debt, an enormous amount at that time, spent by President Wilson for historic growth of ‘His” central government. After Wilson’s departure in 1921 a continuation of government growth running rampant was barely controlled. The unfortunate death of President Harding, and succession by Coolidge then Hoover allowed the debt expansion in government to evolve unchecked resulting in collapse, panic and the Great Depression. This was a deflationary depression. The US dollar was valuable and few citizens had many if any at all. (This fact is important to note!)
We have today another Democrat lawyer who was a College Professor then President. Another who believes even more in the power of an individual president to rule a powerful Executive Branch controlled by the philosophies of one man, President Barak Obama. This is a president scornful of the other ruling parties and branches if they disagree even slightly with his directives. He is quite willing to negatively engage Congress in arguments and contests that may cause harm to the economy. President Obama is vindictive when rebuffed and imperiously blames all others as did President Wilson who berated and resented any meaningful opponent or proposal.
President Obama seems to believe, he as Chief Executive of Federal Government, should be an active partner receiving credit in any and all successes of private industry and business (“You didn’t build that by yourself”). His willingness to invest monies into start ups that fits personal philosophies tends to remove separation between government and private business again much like Wilson. This President has gone dramatically far beyond most others in supporting personal preferences. It is necessary here to mention Socialism. Socialism’s primary active principles were somewhat in practice with Wilson and now even more with President Obama. Active sign posts of socialism according to its creator Marx are:
All powerful Central Government – High Taxation – Government Programs controlling vast percentages of the population - Purporting to achieve Wealth Re-distribution – Government Agencies control of private businesses – Separation of “Government or Tax Paid Employment” from “Private Employment” in treatment. - Location and Confiscation of civilian weapons and finally - Tracking and Control of the population’s activities.
The question must be raised. Is this socialistic activity really occurring now in America? The answer is, YES!
Let’s review these Socialistic principals as they apply today in America:
- All Powerful Central Government and its Agencies - No one would argue that this President is pressing that facet of socialism.
- High Taxation - To be fair, President Obama’s higher taxes have not been as high as other presidents although his taxes and fees are many and increasing dramatically with ObamaCare.
- Wealth Redistribution - The type of higher taxes imposed by this President has been aimed at repositioning society with privately employed middleclass disappearing quickly and assent of government and their employees in favoritism and wealth! We have massive redistribution within society to a new and growing lower class aided by Organization For Action (OFA) a 501C(4) created by the President to promote his social agenda. (Historic)
- Government Control of Private Businesses - The Central Government’s attempted increase of legislation has been extreme. Especially with agency rules avoiding Congress and Senate to create policies inappropriately on private business and citizens which make up the majority being negatively affected?
- The President in creating “Exempt Groups” within ObamaCare. National legislation that creates divided citizenry is the most dangerous socialistic move he could have made. To make it worse it will be administered by the extra constitutional IRS! The President has the almost blind permission of his party.
Remember the large private corporations relocated much of their manufacturing in the 1970’s and early 1980’s offshore. They refuse coming back with real manufacturing jobs to America privately pointing to even larger and oppressing Government policies and the government Agencies. (Proof lies in Mexico where currently last year and this year many international corporations are building huge manufacturing and maintenance plants just miles from our borders creating tens of thousands of good jobs our youth could be taking).
(PLEASE! Read “America’s Economic Future” for the real reasons at www.hedgemastermb.blogspot.com) A MUST READ!
- The Patriot Act under the less-than-intelligent President Bush allowed a FISA Court (Not really a court) be allowed to approve unconstitutional “General Warrants” Covert entry of dwellings, taping of conversation and filming of actions without “Individual Warrant.” (It was supposedly for terrorists.)
- Now, this has gone far beyond! Now GPS sensors are mandated in cell phones and autos. WHY? These useful devices are capable of recording conversations in your home, turned on or off! They record text messages, tweets and exact locations from cars and cell phones whether they are turned on or off.
- GPS should be a freely chosen or refused accessory! Why should all Americans be tracked? This is a Soviet Union mentality.
- Drones are anticipated in the near future in numbers that are astronomic over our homes.
Why aren’t GPS in cars and cell phones voluntary as an option? Shouldn’t this be government’s intent? Why would press and other communication media not pursue this largest intrusion to privacy in our history? They have been Frightened.
America’s health programs involving 17% of our entire Gross Domestic Product (GDP), is now under direct government control. That is historic. Much like President Woodrow Wilson’s government growth! President Obama’s growth was won by under the table gifts to win votes and had no vote from an opposition member. This was greater and more politically powerful than all of Wilson’s consolidations of power in dollar value. This Obama health insurance will create taxes and fees that will hit all sectors with potential grievous effects on the private middle class. Much of government and other favored groups will once again be protected and exempted from this Act.
President Obama’s delivery of dollars through the Federal Reserve and government incurring destructive debt ($17+ Trillion) will dwarf all other debt in our history. All of the Keynesian philosophy discounting the effects of this massive debt is very questionable.
President Obama’s prowess to decimate opposition far exceeds Wilson’s efforts. His willingness to create new and innovative ways to continue collecting donated funds from rich individuals for (OFA) while in office in order to wage this political war is unheard of in our history!
Through private tax free non-profit 501C(4) entities like “Organization for Action” (OFA) is historically unique for a sitting president. He will ask for funds from billionaires, promising favors for this private corporation that’s structured not to show the books. This has never in been done in history by any president.
President Obama retains loyalty from most Democratic sectors including most media even with historic unemployment and massive private middle-class destruction. To some it seems almost religious veneration! That is the greatest compliment and tool a president can have. From his pulpit he creates straw dogs like the “Tea Party” who wants to revert to the Constitution.
President Obama, when and if he leaves office, will leave behind greater debt than all other presidents combined. Again, to be fair, this all began by eight years of financial and global blunders of President Bush. It has been added to by President Obama’s obvious belief in socialistic philosophy and practices that have never worked in history.
President Obama has only three years remaining to correct some of this damage. If he doesn’t he may be placed beside President Bush as co-equal part of this greatest disaster that could last for decades if there is still a democracy standing!
The question is, will President Obama leave after two terms? The reason one must ask is that President Wilson had strong thoughts and plans to have a third term or extension. Only his stroke prevented the attempt. President Wilson is rumored to have conjured special rules that may have allowed him to remain for a vaunted third term. He egotistically believed he was absolutely necessary to power. Does President Obama harbor those same thoughts?
Economic questions for our financial experts:
Because your author is primarily interested in financial events of magnitude like Gold rising to historic highs or a global S&P rising to record levels; what must that signify?
Is it a lack of trust in our and other paper currencies? Does it further solidify globalism in manufacturing and growing consumerism’s power in other countries? If that is the case, why would we believe totally in the dollar’s strength?
Isn’t the S&P disseminated now as a global currency and its creation of wealth is not terribly related to the American economy except to the investor class? Are most American citizens now essentially consumers and our international businesses are not operating real manufacturing here as we were in the past with the exception of agriculture, right?
Why are necessary for life commodities like food and fuel rising dramatically against the purchasing power of the US dollar? Roughly 20% increase in prices per year on average since fall 2008! That’s over 100% increase! In the fall of 2008 hamburger was $1.29, fuel was $1.80. Now it’s $3.59 for hamburger and $3.65 for fuel. A car that cost $10,000 in fall 2008 costs $18,000 today. The purchasing power of your US dollar where it counts is going down and nobody is saying that. Why not? Why do they have the word “Consumer” in CPI? (Please don’t use the word “Core”!)
Why are the jobs, coming to “The Americas,” now going primarily to Mexico and not the United States? Over 11 major corporations are currently in Mexico building manufacturing and maintenance plants. (GE, GM $1billion, Goodrich, Honeywell, Cessna to name just a few) The reasons given are interesting. (Read “America’s Economic Future” for the real reasons at www.hedgemastermb.blogspot.com)
Why is Canada’s or Australia’s currency going higher against the US dollar? Are they all predictive signs? Why did the IMF create two new reserve currencies, the Australian & Canadian Dollars? Why is Japan and China, our two biggest debt holders calling for an end to the Dollar’s dominance?
The results of the Obama’s Presidency, like the aftermath of the Wilson Presidency, is the probable coming of a “Great Monetary Depression”. Can one expect this outcome to be different? It will, in all likelihood, be an “Inflationary Depression” not like the past Deflationary Depression. This will be where the US dollar is worthless with too many of them issued as opposed to a “Deflationary Depression” of the 30’s. Be Aware! The rich’s wealth is gone or protected. It’s the Privately Employed Citizen on the hook!! Government Employees are protected!
If there is no danger, why are tax shelters in Bermuda booming once again? Why are moneyed individuals breaking down Singapore’s doors? Let’s have a debate! There may be a short period of time to correct this Socialistic Direction!
There is an inviolable law. “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” When Socialism appears, Capitalism disappears.
Coincidentally, when Capitalism appears Socialism in that current form disappears to the same extent.
If we want our wealth as it was in the 1950’s with 60% of our working population in global manufacturing to be once again a true world power, Socialism must disappear.