"I went to Jerusalem to become acquainted (Gk. istoria) with Cephas" - Paul's words from Galatians 1:18.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Democracy Always Ends When the Majority Begins to Vote for Themselves Money from the Treasury

The Texas/Mexico Border (under a bridge)
Senator James Lankford made his way to the Texas and Mexico border last night, and broadcast LIVE on Facebook the incredible scene underneath a highway bridge. 

Citizens of Mexico and multiple South American countries are being "processed" by the United States government underneath the bridge. According to Senator Lankford, the "processing" includes asking "Do you feel ill?" There is no Covid-19 test administered, only a question asked. If the answer is "I feel fine," every "family" group (No Identification needed) who has minor children is immediately processed and allowed inside the United States. The family is given a court summons and politely asked to "report to court" in a few years. But according to Senator Lankford, nobody will show up and the United States government under a Biden administration will not go looking for them.

Thus, tens of thousands of illegals are being allowed into the United States without Covid-19 testing, without background checks or official I.D. forms, and without restrictions on their free movement within the United States, avoiding the LEGAL immigration process that has been in place for decades.

At President Biden's Press Conference yesterday, the President said the initiative to require voters in an American election to present an official Identification card "is sick. It's sick." 

In the United States, a person can't open a bank account, obtain a credit card, enroll in school, get a job, buy a plane ticket, travel out of the country, or do any other business without personal I.D., but the President would have everyone vote for the President of the United States and other government officials without presenting an official I.D.

Here's the problem with easy (and illegal) immigration combined with easy access to voting.

The most recent 1.9 TRILLION dollar stimulus payment sent $1,400 to almost 97% of people in America, but only those who pay taxes "funded" the stimulus. In the bizarre financial state of the United States, there aren't enough "taxpayers" to fund "gifts from the public treasury" to all the people. Thus, the United States government has "borrowed" almost 30 TRILLION dollars over the last several decades

In essence, the United States government is going bankrupt. 

When the United States was in the beginning stages of our nationhood, a Scottish historian, intellectual, and philosopher named Alexander Fraser Tytler wrote the following:

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess (gifts) out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."

The prescient quote above is often misattributed to other well-known Founding Fathers, but Tytler, an expert in Classical Antiquity, is the original source. 

Progressives attempt to discredit the above quotation. The Atlantic magazine wrote in 2012 that Alexander Fraser Tytler didn't say it." Instead, wrote The Atlantic, "a newspaperman named Elmer T. Peterson with the Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoman's state newspaper) is the source of the quote." Peterson cited Tytler, but Tytler never said what Peterson claimed he said, according to The Atlantic.

I laughed when I read The Atlantic article. In this progressive magazine's attempt to refute that democracy will not end when the majority vote for themselves gifts from the public treasury, they didn't even take the time to research the man whom they call "the Daily Oklahoman newspaperman named Elmer T. Peterson." 

Elmer T. Peterson was not a newspaperman in Oklahoma. He was a historian and educator from Iowa. Elmer Theodore Peterson was born August 8, 1896, in Essex, Iowa. He received his A.B. degree from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. He received his A.M. degree from Columbia University, New York,. Dr. Peterson was employed at the State University of Iowa as a research assistant from 1924 to 1927 while earning his Ph.D. He was named assistant professor at SUI in 1926 and full professor in 1935. From 1946 to 1961, Peterson was Dean of the College of Education, after serving two years as acting dean. He succeeded Dr. Paul C. Packer in that position. Peterson was professor of Education from 1961 until his retirement in 1964. He died in 1977. 

Dr. Peterson wrote The Daily Oklahoman a letter, a letter which The Daily Oklahoman paid Dr. Peterson $5 to publish. In that letter, Dr. Peterson quotes Scottish philosopher Alexander Fraser Tytler

Peterson and Tytler knew what they were writing. They knew their history. They knew about just government. 
"A democracy can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess (gifts) out of the public treasury.

Peterson and Tytler both believed that a dictatorship always followed a collapsed democracy.

How can you tell a dictator is ruling? 

He (or she) protects the seat of government power with armed soldiers and opens the borders to illegal foreigners. Once the government "federalizes" the vote, then the federal government - run by the dictator - can dictate "no I.D. is needed to vote," and remove all opposition to his (or her) Executive Orders by changing the rules of debate (filibuster) and removing all opposition to his (or her) power. 

Say goodbye to democracy.

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Tragic Atlanta Shootings: The Media's Agenda Will Always Trump a Desire for the Stated Truth

Eight people were tragically and brutally murdered in Atlanta on Tuesday by a lone gunman.

The majority of those killed were Asian women, all of whom worked in Atlanta massage parlors. The Atlanta-Consitution reported that the motive for the killings had nothing to do with race.

The paper quoted the police investigators who interviewed the 21-year-old suspect, including Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds. It was very clear what motivated the suspect. According to the Sheriff Reynolds: 
"During our interview, he (the suspect) gave no indicators that this was racially motivated. We asked him that specifically and the answer was "No." He said the massage parlors represented a 'temptation he wanted to eliminate.'"

The suspect was a sex addict. His motive had nothing to do with race and everything to do with a twisted mind and addicted life. The murders are inexcusable. So is attempting to assign a motive to a cold-blooded killer that isn't what the investigators state the motive to be.

Yet, headlines of papers across the country are assigning motive around the race of the women:

The Washington Post - Extremism Fueled a Rise in Anti-Asian Attacks Since the Election.

CNBC - "Stand Up and Condemn the Violence" Say Politicians

Detroit Free Press - Will Atlanta Shootings Spur Hate Crime Laws?

Bloomberg - Trump to Blame for Atlanta Shootings

Even President Biden's Press Secretary blamed former President Trump. According to Global NewsWhite House Press Secretary Jan Psaki said:

"President Trump’s administration’s actions in blaming China for the coronavirus and calling COVID-19 the “China virus” is in part to blame for rising anti-Asian racism incidents in the country."

When there is an agenda, the truth gets in the way. Why can't newspapers report a story without bias?

Our national media leans Marxist.  Cultural Marxism reveals itself in the casual use of terms like “privilege,” “alienation,” “commodification,” “fetishism,” “materialism,” “hegemony,” or “superstructure.” Cultural Marxism wishes to divide people along privilege and poverty, status and skin, haves and have-nots.

Dr. Andrew Lynn’s essay on “Cultural Marxism” in the Fall 2018 issue of The Hedgehog Review nails the agenda of many in the media:
"It is a short step from the Marxist and cultural Marxist premise that ideas are, at their core, expressions of power to rampant, divisive identity politics and the routine judging of people and their cultural contributions based on their race, gender, sexuality, and religion.”

Don't always believe what you read in the papers, what you see on television news, and what you hear in popular cultural/leftist podcasts. 

America is the land of opportunity for all, no matter race, religion, or gender. Marxists want you to believe we are at war with each other. But the only thing Americans are at war with is Marxism, socialism, and communism. Our struggle is not against people (e.g. "flesh and blood"), but the dark philosophies that are destroying our Republic from the inside.

The headlines are not telling you the truth. The Atlanta murders had nothing to do with race. 

Our prayers are with the families of those victims who lost their lives due to the inexcusable actions of a crazy sex addict.  

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Facts about FREE MONEY that Few Comprehend

This post will be short and simple. I write for people who think the MORE DOLLARS you have, the WEALTHIER you are.

That is not true - IF - the DOLLARS you possess are worthless. Most people think MONEY is wealth. That isn't true. Ask someone who lives in Zimbabwe about money being equivalent to wealth. They will set you straight. In 2019, Zimbabwe citizens were all BILLIONAIRES - but they all were starving

Money is only a "MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE." There is NO intrinsic value in money. The value is what you TRADE money to obtain. 

Therefore, a nation's money is not "wealth."

Wealth is comprised of ASSETS that make the world a better place. MONEY is the agreed-upon MEDIUM OF EXCHANGE that allows one person to purchase a valuable ASSET (a company, an idea, a business, etc...) from another person. 

But when people in a particular country start to believe that they are "WEALTHY" because they've receive free "MONEY," (think stimulus checks) then that country is on the verge of economic collapse.

Welcome to America. 

Everyone who received a $1,400 in stimulus check thinks that they've received instant "WEALTH."

No. They've received worthless money.

WEALTH is work. WEALTH is an investment. WEALTH is making the world a BETTER place.

Money is the means by which a person can obtain wealth.

That $1,400 you received will be worth $14.00 in 5 years, maybe even less, if it isn't saved, invested, or used to create wealth, by ALL AMERICANS.

In about one hour, the Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, will give a PRESS CONFERENCE and announce the action taken by the Federal Reserve Board of the United States of America.

He will publicly state three lies:

1. Inflation is "under control."

2. The FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD must stimulate the economy (which is in trouble), by keeping interest rates low.

3. There will be no significant change to the policy of low-interest rates low.

Everyone will cheer. The stock market will shoot higher.

But the American DOLLAR will continue its decline toward worthlessness.

Welcome to RED PILLED AMERICA.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Two Arrests that Sold Me On Bitcoin as the Future

I am skeptical by persuasion and libertarian by education.

I don't trust authoritarian control of governments, be the governance civil, non-profit, or religious. Elitists' desires to control underlings give birth to government totalitarianism, cultural socialism, societal collectivism, and civil activism.

When elites seek uniformity, conformity, and artificial unity (e.g. "we're all in this together"), and use executive edicts and police powers to gain "control over" others, then only bad things happen.

Welcome to the New World Order.

People wake up to authoritarianism when their bank accounts are affected. Americans are about to have our wake-up call. 

The average citizen is "very happy" for the $1,400 stimulus checks about to hit their bank account. "Who wouldn't be happy with free money," Robert Klyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad Poor Dad, responded over the weekend. "The problem is," continues Klyosaki:
"Free money makes the poor and middle class poorer. Buy more gold, silver, and Bitcoin."

If you don't understand Klyosaki's statement above, for the future financial security of you and your family, you have time to learn about hyperinflation and how the poor and middle class become destitute when the government hands out "free money."

"Buy Bitcoin," says Klyosaki. 

99% of Americans have very little understanding of this innovative payment network and "new kind of money." 

What you do know is most likely "not good." You may have heard Bitcoin is "not safe," or is "too volatile," or is "the currency used for illegal activities," or "it's anonymous and can't be traced," or "it's easily stolen." Truth be known, most Americans don't trust Bitcoin.

That mistrust is based on misinformation. Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are the future of finance. 

At first, I was not a believer in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. I have owned silver and gold for years, believing it a good hedge against inflation and/or government default on America's soon-to-be 50,000,000,000,000 (trillion) dollars of government debt.

America's debt will never - can never - be repaid.

The American dollar is about to be devalued to near zero. That means the dollar will soon be worth a penny. Every American who trusts in $1,400 cash will soon realize it has the value of $14.00.

When will this happen? 

It's hard to say. It could happen overnight (tomorrow) or it could happen in five years or ten years. Nobody knows when it will happen, but everyone who knows finance knows that it will happen

I became a believer in Bitcoin based on two arrests of two men who tried to steal Bitcoin from another man and attempted to cover their tracks. 

Photo by Aurich Lawson of ARS TECHNICA
Robert Ulrich, a twenty-seven-year-old Texan, formed an online marketplace called Silk Road in 2011. The government believed that Silk Road sold illicit drugs using Bitcoin as payment. 

Two United States government agents, Secret Service Agent Shaun Bridges, and Drug Enforcement Agent Carl M. Force investigated Robert Ulrich's activities associated with Silk Road. Their investigation led to Robert Ulrich's indictment in 2013.

Agent Bridges and Agent Force then stole Robert Ulrich's 1,600 Bitcoin, attempting to cover their theft using their badges (authority) with bank authorities and then shredding paper. The Bitcoin that Agent Bridges and Force stole is now worth 88 million dollars. 

But both federal agents were caught by other cyber federal agents, charged, convicted, and eventually sent to prison for their theft.

How these two United States government agents were caught convinced me that Bitcoin is the future of finance in America. 

Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag of the Northern District of California, Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson of the FBI’s San Francisco Division, Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez of the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation’s (IRS-CI) San Francisco Division, Special Agent in Charge Michael P. Tompkins of the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General Washington Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Lori Hazenstab of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General in Washington D.C. made arrests. These officials credited the transparency and traceability of Bitcoin for helping them uncover the crimes of the rogue agents. 
 
Bitcoin's price is controlled by the market, not the government. Bitcoin can't be stolen like cash since there is a permanent record of every single transaction of Bitcoin, even the transactions initiated by corrupt federal agents. 

There are over 6,000 cryptocurrencies, but Bitcoin is the most well-known. If you think that "there's no way I can afford Bitcoin," I would encourage you to consider entering the crypto market by purchasing a small amount of Bitcoin known as "sats" (satoshis) or other crypt coins or market platform tokens that are available for much smaller prices, including MATIC and HBAR which currently sell for .40 cents a coin. 

America is moving away from cash. There is a planned reset coming for the American dollar, most likely led by the International Monetary Fund.

The future of finance is transparent money, and cryptocurrencies are completely transparent.

The arrest of two government agents who tried to cover their tracks "the old-fashioned way" (destruction of paper and authority of a badge) should convince you that Bitcoin is the future of finance.

Business Money explains how to get started in investing in cryptocurrencies. 

Your bank account will thank you in a decade.

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

Stop Watching News and Start Trusting the LORD

Every evening Rachelle and I record ABC News, NBC News, and CBS News. Our work schedules are such that we can only watch the national news late at night, and so typically during the late evening hours, we'll watch as the national networks report on the news of the day.

No more. I am done.

Every single night, the news anchors broadcast fear. Are Covid numbers going down? New strains are threatening our country. Is the economy opening back up? Everyone is out of work. Have you had your vaccine shot? Still stay isolated from strangers, still wear your mask, and still do not travel. Are people gathering to protest? The National Guard and the United States armed forces are needed to protect the capital from insurrection from internal terrorism. It goes on and on and on.

Recently, I've been inundated with calls from friends who are concerned with their loved ones who are battling anxiety, depression, and extraordinary fear. There's almost a universal cry for help due to the fear stoking in our society.

What's going on in America? Why have we become such a people of fear?

To solve any problem, one must go to the source, not the symptom. It seems some want all Americans to live in perpetual fear. We must ask ourselves the question, "Why?"

About 75 years ago, Hermann Göring, Adolph Hitler's lieutenant, testified at the Nuremberg Court of Appeal trials. He was asked by one of the prosecutors: 
"How did you get the German people to accept government control of all German lives and the government's forced imprisonment and eventual extermination of the Jews, a people deemed 'unclean and unsafe' by the Nazis?"
The second most powerful man in the Nazi State responded: 
′′It was very easy, it had nothing to do with Nazism. It has something to do with human nature. You can get people to conform in a Nazi state, a socialist country, a communist regime, a monarchy, and even in a democracy. The only thing that needs to be done to enslave people is to scare them. If you manage to find a way to scare people, you can make them do what you want."

I've got a solution for the ever-increasing state of fear and government encroachment in our lives.  Stop watching the news and start trusting the LORD. 

America is much like ancient Israel.

In 701 BC, the Assyrian army surrounded Jerusalem and the ancient city of Judah. The Jews had tried everything to keep the Assyrians from destroying their nation like they had destroyed all the nations around Judah. 

Hezekiah, king of Judah, had paid the king of Assyrian a hefty tax to keep the Assyrians from invading (II Kings 18:14).  The king sent messengers to Egypt to ask for assistance from the Egyptian army (Isaiah 31:1). The people were in a state of panic. Their way of life was about to be destroyed through sudden and unpreventable death. Everyone was afraid.

Then Isaiah the prophet spoke to the people. He gave them a solution:
"The LORD will be the stability of your times. A wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is your treasure." (Isaiah 33:6). 

The truth is the LORD had sent the Assyrians to Zion because His people (the Jews) had turned their backs on Him and started trusting in everything to save them but the LORD. The LORD says in Isaiah 10:5:

Woe to the Assyrian, the rod of my anger,
in whose hand is the club of my wrath!
I have sent him against a godless nation.  

Everything happening in America is designed by the LORD to drive us to trust in Him. When we turn our backs on the LORD and start living godless lives, events occur - events designed by a good and loving God - to drive us to find our treasure in Him.

The treasure of the LORD is wisdom, knowledge, and stability.

Stop watching the evening news which breeds fear and start reading the Bible which births faith. A Targum is a Biblical saying that updates ancient events, locations, and things with modern equivalents for the encouragement of the hearer. A Targum of an ancient song sung by the Jews in David's day before the king of Israel went out to battle goes like this: 

"Some trust in government and the Presidents, some trust in the CDC and NBC, and some trust in stimulus checks, but we will trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Psalm 20:7). 

The great enemies of America are those dark forces in the spiritual realm that rejoice when Americans trust anything and everything but the LORD. 

Stop watching the news and start trusting the LORD.

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Dr. Seuss and the Sad Tale of Two Mulberry Streets

Dr. Seuss: Photo by James L. Amos/Corbis via Getty Image
We live in a world turned upside-down in the year 2021.

Yesterday, it was announced that at least six Dr. Seuss children's books will no longer be published. 

In the crazy, often-offended culture of modern America, butter-cup citizens who get their feelings hurt easily think that Dr. Seuss's first-ever book for children And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, one of the six removed from publication, portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." The books have been criticized for how they depict Asian and Black people.

Under pressure from the "cancel culture" movement, the Dr. Seuss publishing company says the decision was made last year, in an effort to support "all children and families with messages of hope, inspiration, inclusion, and friendship."

Read these "harmful" words from And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. It's about a child who sees a "circus" on Mulberry Street in his hometown:

"I'll bet those wagons weigh more than a ton. 
That's really too heavy a load for one beast; 
I'll give him some helpers. He needs two, at least. 
But now what worries me is this.
Mulberry Street runs into Bliss.
Unless there's something I can fix up, 
There'll be an awful traffic mix-up! 

It takes Police to do the trick, 
To guide them through where traffic's thick – 
It takes Police to do the trick.
They'll never crash now, 
They'll race at top speed. 
With Sergeant Mulvaney, himself, in the lead. 
The Mayor is there, And he thinks it is grand, 
And he raises his hat as they dash by the stand.
 The Mayor is there and the Aldermen too,
 All waving big banners of red, white and blue. 
And that is a story that NO ONE can beat
 When I say that I saw it on Mulberry Street!"

This morning I read an online front-page article from my hometown newspaper called The Enid News and Eagle

Damage at a railroad crossing in Enid, Oklahoma
The article tells of police pursuing a stolen vehicle near Mulberry Street in Enid, Oklahoma It seems a 20-year-old  suspect stole a vehicle then drove eastbound at 80-mph in westbound lanes, directly at oncoming traffic. Curious as to the identity of the young man who showed no regard for human life, who disrespected police in such a dangerous fashion, and who damaged tax-payer property when he crashed his vehicle near Mulberry Street, I went to the young man's Facebook page. 

What I found was a list of reading material, video games, and songs. 

The video game highlighted on the suspect's Facebook page was Grand Theft Auto (ironic?). The first song highlighted was a rap song called OPPS by rappers Yungeen Ace and JayDaYoungan. Here are the words (Warning: Graphic language). 

We looking for opps
Young niggas letting off shots
They don't give a fuck 'bout the cops
We clutchin' them opps
Bitch if you lack at the trap
We taking whatever you got
We catch him, he drop
They're aimin' straight at your top
No dissing, we told them to stop
Hop out on his block, oh with the stick or a Glock
Don't matter somebody get shot

Fuck all the cops
I know they hope we gon' stop
But the way that I'm living I'm not
We stomping this block
Catch him, hop out with the Glock
And put that lil' bitch in a box
You think you gon' plot
He gotta be out of his top
The stick knock 'em outta his socks (bap)
I'm tryin' to turn a bitch nigga head hot
Brand new stick came wit' a red dot

We in that field
I do this shit for real
Bitch I'm tryna catch me a kill
Don't come where I live
Young niggas slinging that steel
You play wit' yo' life and get killed (play wit' yo' life and get killed)
Shit gets real
Won't check you when I come to your city
You and all them bitch niggas gon' get it
This Draco weigh more than twenty
So when I aim at your head I won't miss it (yeah bow!)

My conclusion about this sad tale of two Mulberry Streets is in the form of two couplets.

If the United States cancels Dr. Seuss,
We'll wake up one day with no excuse.

For if we go silent during this stupidity
Our nation will grow full of putridity.