September 20, 2018

Parkland School Shooting: Everybody Failed

Is it success to fail? Is it a failure to succeed? My government failed, and I’m a winner? My government failed, therefore, I have failed? Regardless of your perspective, it appears that both sides in a ridiculous and phony debate about a mass shooting at a Florida high school are saying that there was “failure” everywhere, committed by numerous people and groups of people. There’s lots of blame to dish out.

To some, the NRA failed society because they are to blame for the presence of guns in our society. To others, the government “system” sworn to be our protectors, failed at all levels. The school system failed. Law enforcement failed. The Media failed. Oh, hell, I’ll say it because it has already been said before – stopping global warming failed.

If we are going to dole out failure certificates – because in today’s society everyone gets one – make sure everyone gets one.

Where did the failure begin? I suppose a sensible argument could be made that the first failure of man was when Eve ate the forbidden fruit. But, let’s move the calendar up about 6,000 years – time and place, the United States of America around about 1787. For those unable to make the leap, this was the year of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights was signed in 1789 to become effective in 1791.

The Bill of Rights was actually the first 10 amendments to the Constitution. There have been 17 more. Article V of the Constitution tells us how to offer amendments:

The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.

Our governmental failures began with the signing of the U.S. Constitution. Short of an all-out debate about the Constitution, try to understand the realities of what the government does in its regard. For some, this may be a difficult concept, but the governmental failure is due to it being a rigged system, designed as such. A government unchecked with the ability to write its own ticket is tyranny at work.

When it comes to the Second Amendment, so many of us take the amendment as it is written and demand that it be followed to the letter of each text. We do this with all our “rights” without considering the rest of the Constitution. A rigged system will not allow the original intent and wording of any amendment…unless of course, it is the interest of the Government over that of the people. In addition, this tyrannical government hasn’t reached the point yet where they are brazen enough to just totally disregard the Second Amendment (and all other amendments) and essentially declare a suspension of the Constitution for reasons of “rebellion and public safety.” (U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 9, Clause 2 – this is one rigging.)

Article I, Section 8, in part reads:

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

This is another part of the rigged system. Over time the Congress of the United States has assumed all power over regulation and the enforcement of such regulations whether or not you or I think their actions violate the Constitution. There’s always the catch-all phrase or phrases, like the Commerce Clause.

If we refer back to the Second Amendment, have the people or the Legislature (the People) legally amendment the text of the Second Amendment according to Article V of the Constitution? I’ve not seen that happen. However, have they succeeded (or failed depending upon one’s perspective) in amending the wording and meaning of the Second Amendment – and other amendments? You bet they have and there is no stopping the tyrannical power grab because our own failures have allowed it to happen. Manufactured laws and established precedent effectively change the original Bill of Rights.

“Reasonable” restrictions on any amendment of our Bill of Rights is illegal in the sense that it effectively changes the wording and meaning/interpretation of that law. But, that doesn’t matter, does it? Has Congress overstepped its authority to “make all laws that shall be necessary and proper” and such believe themselves to hold the power to disregard the part of the Constitution that lays out the steps needed to amend an amendment? Evidently we, the little people, don’t seem to think so.

For those who despise the Second Amendment, I got news for you. This same tactic takes place when “necessary and proper” for the destruction of all of our rights. As has often been stated, whenever the Government has full control over our rights they are no longer rights but privileges. Privileges can be given and privileges can be just as easily taken away. Perhaps it is time to rename the Bill of Rights to the Bill of Privileges.

Our own failures have provided the path for an easily rigged system in which the Government can do anything and everything they want regardless of what you want to believe. Our failures have allowed the growth of this Government so large that it is impossible for it to function at any level. It can only succeed at failure.

Failure is everywhere and it’s not just the Government and it’s not just society. James Madison, contributing author of the U.S. Constitution and often titled the Father of the Bill of Rights, once said: “To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.” What he was saying here is that it is but a pipe dream to think that any government can deliver liberty and happiness without first securing the morality of the people. That securing of morality has long since vanished I’m afraid.

Because our society is void of honest morality, to think that we can work with and within a corrupt and rigged institution to lock up our safety, freedoms, and happiness is but a chimerical idea. In fact, it is the culmination of many generations of failures.

Parkland, Florida is just the latest in a long list of failures. We debate the nonsensical portions of our societal failures, blaming everyone but ourselves. The overwhelming presence of insanity clearly suggests something must change.

 

 

 

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Florida Shooting: Let’s Blame That European Socialist Wave and Compare It to The Simpsons

In case you hadn’t figured it out yet, I’m not a very big fan of the NRA. I’m not a very big fan of any of these so-called gun rights advocates because I don’t see them as such. Some choose to believe that if it hadn’t been for the NRA, there would be no more Second Amendment. I might choose to believe that if it hadn’t been for the NRA (and others) we would still have a real Second Amendment. Do you want servitude or do you want to be free from the chains of the fascists? You decide.

It was perhaps 15 years ago when I received a phone call from the NRA. This was a time in my life when I used to be a member of the NRA. During this same moment in time, I had been thinking whether or not I wanted to support the NRA any longer for various reasons – the biggest being that I was beginning to see them as slowly eroding my right to self-protection while getting rich.

Back to the phone call. The guy on the other end, probably a nobody doing his job of recruiting and retaining membership, began to beg me to send him some money and renew my membership. In exchange, the NRA would give me a prescription to their magazine, member card, a blanket with an NRA logo on it, stickers, and a “free” duffle bag, also with an NRA logo on it. I quickly did some math and realized the items I was going to receive exceeded in cost the money they would get for my membership renewal.

I brought this to the attention of the solicitor and his retort was very revealing. He told me he didn’t care about my membership dues – “The NRA had enough “big” donors that it didn’t need my dues money.” All he was interested in was my paid membership so that the NRA could add me as a number to their rolls to use for political leverage.

And thus, my friends is the backbone of the politically-based (biased) NRA.

Wayne LaPierre and Dana Loesch, both from the NRA, spoke in an unscheduled event before the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC) convention in Maryland, attempting to show outrage that anyone would attack the NRA for the school shooting in Florida.

It’s so commonplace these days, groups with names like CPAC, nobody bothers to understand what the name means. But, I cannot get mired in this debate.

What wasn’t said by these two, as well as others at the convention, may be more important as what was said. LaPierre distracted everyone with his comments about how the European Socialist Movement was taking over this country. Wake up Mr. NRA. That socialistic movement has been on display in this country for a long time and guess what? You are part of it! Fascism is always the vehicle that gets you to communism/socialism. All aboard!

He blamed the Democrats for not doing something about promoting the growing destruction of the Second Amendment. Did you catch that written this way? He was quoted as saying, “…to work to reduce gun violence” and “…not working with conservatives and activists enough to address mental health as a concern and to put such checks into the database system to prevent dangerous people from getting access to guns.”

I wonder if there exist any who understand this pushing by the NRA is nothing more than another way to strip us of our rights. Nothing the NRA, Trump, or any of the other fascists are proposing will do anything to change what took place or from happening again. If they believed as they say, why are they part of the problem and not the solution?

Dana Loesch blamed the “legacy media” because the “legacy media” blames the NRA. Open my eyes that I might see, glimpses of Truth…….

And, of course, both sides (?) blamed the failure of law enforcement. Really?

Showing the world that he is a part of the Global Power Structure, LaPierre reminded everyone at CPAC to: “…be anxious, and you should be frightened,” saying that if they (the European Socialists) take power our freedoms will be lost and America will be changed forever. WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! DAMNED THAT LEGACY MEDIA!!!

Be Vewy, Vewy Scared!

Damn the “European Socialists!” What about our own government, our own law enforcement, our own school departments, out churches, our own decadent, immoral society? Nobody dares utter a word about the real failures of this nation. Instead, they, including the NRA, will throw up distractions so we don’t have to address the issue.

Also speaking at this convention, was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a self-proclaimed “man of God.” Blinded by his own misled lifestyle, one that has caused the destruction of a decent and moral society, attempted to make a correlation between The Simpsons, a cartoon television show, and the Republicans and Democrats as they pertain to gun control.

His, and the rest of American society’s failure to see the filthy, immoral content of such a television show (and it’s his favorite you know), is just but one symptom of a larger failure of society to maintain any kind of moral compass. Because of this, children are mass murdering children in our schools.

Fearful to address the truth, drives us to distractions, blaming everything under the sun except ourselves and our own failures. We live in a gutless world with no longer a conscience, say nothing of Yahweh’s Spirit of Truth within us. We are all insane and our own insanity is driving us to become as…In the Days of Noah.

I’m tired of repeating this, but I am compelled.

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Exposure of Sexual Predators Is Not Some Rediscovered Power of Journalism

Nothing in the world of what Americans recognize as “Elites” happens by mistake or without some high level of planning somewhere within organizational levels of the Ruling Establishment – that establishment that stretches far above the mere apes and monkeys dwelling in Washington and Hollywood. The seeming exposure of sexual predators has to also be a part of a planned event by the Ruling Establishment, but for what purpose and by whom exactly?

I was reading Richard Fernandez this morning. The master of exposing the obvious (to some) says that what we are seeing is “chaos as opportunity,” that the existence of Donald Trump has somehow cleared the eyes of some journalists, revealing what has been years of hidden protectionism of the elite as having lost its firewall, and placing, once again, the power of journalism back with those willing to expose an elitist. While the system that is working to expose targeted individuals as sexual predators and perverts may be operating as described by the author, this only tells us how a planned and well-manipulated system is at work in the American Society. It does not tell us exactly who is behind this partial exposure of predators and perverts and what the ultimate goal of doing so is.

Entangled in a precisely planned out system of instant information and social media, perpetuated by the exactness of programmed automatons, eager for their own demise while believing their own salvation, what we are seeing is a smattering of revelations. Why only the targets we are being exposed to? We live in a decadent society where sex is a predominant and easily excepted part of our very make-up. From birth, Americans are constantly exposed to sex and violence. In our ignorance we teach that “practice makes perfect,” but deny any notion that constant bombardment of sex, violence, drugs, lying, cheating, and stealing has any negative effects on society.

Certainly, sexual predation runs deeper and more rampant in Washington and Hollywood (and everywhere else in America) than the handful of creeps that have been brought to the public’s attention so far. So, why these targets? What have they done or not done that they are being picked on for their programmed sexual activities?

If we are willing to accept the premise that nothing happens in Washington and Hollywood that isn’t a planned event, then what is the real reason this is happening? Is this nothing more than political retribution of some kind? Perhaps it’s only another in a long line of events planned to accomplish one or both of two events: A deeper political, moral, and ideological divide or simple destruction of society as we know it in order to push us deeper and more quickly into a post-normal existence void of all things that once held decent value.

Maybe it’s something even more sinister.

While some may take the time to gloat at the latest of these exposures, the one thing that can be stated without reservation: The “protection” that the author says has been removed, is but temporary. The powers that control that protection have only gained in strength and they are the ones controlling individual protection and are doing so for their own purposes far beyond the notion that some guy thinks he has rediscovered the power of journalism. He fails to recognize his own use and abuse as but a mere player in controlled opposition.

Don’t be fooled. Be watchful and always question. Nothing is as it appears.

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Where Once A Man’s Word Had Honor, Now Lies Have Become Truth

The dictionary defines a progressive as being someone who “favors progress or reform, especially in political matters”. Progress and reform are both gray issues; meaning there is no specific description of what each means. That in and of itself presents an array of troublesome quandaries that have led this fine nation into a spiraling abyss of immorality, or at least can be perceived by anyone maintaining some semblance of an honest and ethical lifestyle. One such example of “favors progress or reform”, in order to achieve a desired result, is lying. Where once a man’s word retained a wealth of value and was as good as good can get, now lying is not only prevalent but eagerly accepted among the masses of progressive, secular Americans. But why?

One of the things I managed to accomplish this summer while at my camp in the woods of Maine was to read. One particular book I read – one that I bought for .50 cents at the library book sale – was another in a growing collection of books I have about Abraham Lincoln, but in particular the conspiracy to assassinate him. The book is: “The True History of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and of the Conspiracy of 1865”. The content of the book is essentially the account as told by Louis J. Weichmann.

Weichmann was a friend of John H. Surratt and the Surratt family, including Mary Surratt. He also met and had relationships of varying degrees with many of the so-called conspirators, including John Wilkes Booth, in the killing of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of others. Because of this association, Weichmann was initially held by authorities as a possible conspirator but eventually much of his testimony was used to convict members of this group.

The book details the testimony and trial of the conspirators (all were charged and tried together). A few years after the initial trial, John H. Surratt was captured and tried and Weichmann details this as well.

Aside from the complicated mess of evidence, real and fabricated, it doesn’t take long to realize that the words and written testimony of those involved in the trial, are held in high esteem by both the author and the courts. Seldom was a person’s word brought into question unless it could be accurately proven to be a falsehood. Time was not wasted attempting to blur the evidence or present a person’s testimony as something it wasn’t in order to have influence over the jury. Words were either fact or fiction and if fiction you better have real proof. If it was proven a man lied, nothing that specific individual had to say or offer in the case had any value and was completely disregarded. Otherwise, a man’s word was seldom questioned as society still viewed a person’s word as something to honor and respect.

Can the same be said for today? We witness courtroom testimony and the words of witnesses, judges, lawyers, etc. and much of what they say, if not an outright lie, is misleading and meant to be so. Each side strives for a desired outcome and subjective morals and subjective truths are used in order to get there.

This is not relegated to just the courtrooms however. Take our media for example. Where once it was mostly taken as a “journalist’s” moral responsibility and obligation to tell only the facts as can be substantiated, now it’s more about ratings and who can be the first to tell a story about an event regardless of the accuracy of the content.

We Americans find ourselves once again mired in another presidential campaign, along with elections of certain member seats in the House and Senate. Honest and unbiased reasoning shows us there is little justification to trust a politician’s word about anything and yet as sure as flies are attracted to garbage, voters are drawn to the words, not perhaps because of the truths they may hold but for the want of what those recitations promise. We care not if anything uttered is truth, just that what they say images our desired subjective truths and morals. We are so fickle!

It is readily discussed these days, and surely who can argue, that what once was news is now entertainment. One coined word for this is “infotainment”. While it may be entertainment, and some members of this “news” entertainment might willingly agree to its description, it certainly is not presented to the masses of people as entertainment. Shouldn’t it be? Or has everything that involves truth and morality become subjective? Of course it has. American people take comedy and entertainment shows like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart or Colbert Nation with Stephen Colbert as legitimate news shows. We are so volatile!

At essentially every level of American society, progressiveness, i.e. the “development of an individual or society in a direction considered more beneficial than and superior to the previous level”, exists to some degree. We are all guilty. But what happens when one’s desires and idealism become the driving force in their life? To what lengths will they go and what conservative values are they willing to abandon in order to achieve that thought of as a, “superior level”?

None of this is new. This idea that morals and truth is subjective, meaning that one’s mind and thoughts can rightly justify the devaluing of objective truth, has been around in the minds of men for many centuries. Søren Aabye Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher who died at age 42 and lived from 1813 – 1855, said: “…the thing is to find a truth which is true for me, to find the idea for which I can live and die.” He also was quoted as saying: “When he is nearest to being in two places at the same time he is in passion; but passion is momentary, and passion is also the highest expression of subjectivity.”

Because someone is passionate about what they might believe, say and do, this can justify subjective truth and the lack of adherence to a moral compass? Wasn’t it James Madison who said that the only way our founding Constitution and Bill of Rights would ever survive was if the nation maintained a moral backbone. It has not. As a matter of fact, the so-called progressives have managed to convince our American youth that the worship of God Almighty played no role in the construction of our constitution and thus the end result is a promotion of subjective morals and truth, leaving a nation lacking in leadership to seek Kierkegaard’s truth – that which is true to me.

When considering this kind of thought and the results of those thoughts, also acknowledge how this enters into the many debates that exist in this country that are “passionate” and often, if not always, embroiled in one’s subjective truth. In the work that I do, this is prevalent in the debates about wildlife management and the environment. Just pick a subject.

The Bible says in John 14:6, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man cometh unto the Father except through Me.” For those who still adhere to objective truth and morals, God told us in his Word, that He alone was the Truth. Man’s words therefore can only be held to account of the Word of God in seeking truth. When’s the last time that happened in this country?

For the secular minded, be it told that Nazi Germany based its “truth” to justify the murdering of innocent humans on Darwin’s principle of “survival of the fittest”, therefore discovering their Kierkegaard kind of truth in killing those they believed to be inferior human beings. They also relied on Friedrich Nietzsche’s belief that: “Since there is no God to will what is good, we must will our own good. And since there is no eternal value, we must will the eternal recurrence of the same state of affairs.”

Not that the United States has now become Nazi Germany but provided that this nation, including each of us as accountable individuals, as well as our governments, powerful media sources, non governmental agencies, etc., continues down this road of dissing the Truth of God’s word and seeking their own truth to fit their agendas and ideals, we can only expect to witness a more blatant and intended bunch of lies in order to accomplish our goals.

God’s word is Truth. Every moral compass of the world should point to the Truth. When it does not, the lies become commonplace and those creating and perpetuating those lies will have succeeded in convincing themselves that “their truth” is what works for them and therefore all others become the lies.

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