Friday, November 26, 2010

Kerry Event Reveals New fund raising tactic for unpopular politicians


Usually the most expensive tickets for an event don't sell in the numbers of less expensive ones.
But John "I've got a plan" Kerry's "celebration of himself" event next month at symphony hall in Boston looks to be an exception to this rule.
The top priced tickets are selling like hot cakes while there's little to no demand for cheap seat tickets, at least outside Kerry's immediate family!
"Of course my kids and Teresa will have to pay." Kerry said. "We're Kerry's, for heaven's sake. Do you think we're a bunch of cheap bastards!?! Besides, they'll be getting a volume discount."
So, how did Kerry do it?
How has he sold so many of the premium priced tickets!?!
Other obnoxious, arrogant, condescending, patronizing, foppish, elitist, irrelevant, repulsive, gold-digging, parasitical, unpopular, unlikable politicians nationwide want to know.
Kerry did it due to the genius of his public relations manager, Russell Scruggs.
"It was just simple reverse-psychology," Scruggs said, "and it worked like a charm!"
And when Russ says "it worked like a charm" he's not just whistling "Dixie." (Actually, I don't think he even knows "Dixie" since it's a criminal offense to teach, sing, hum or even play "Dixie" on the radio at a low volume in the People's Republic of Massachusetts.)
Anyway, his plan worked so well the $4000.00 platinum tickets are flying out the door in record numbers and will soon be gone.
Scruggs' plan? It's simple, really.
Buy a platinum ticket and you don't have to attend!
G E N I U S !!!!!!!!
I've already got mine. Actually, it's rumored that Teresa and other close Kerry family members are seriously considering upgrading to Platinum. Better get your's soon. Otherwise the People's Republic of Massachusetts Youth League will be showing up at your door on the afternoon of Dec. 4th to personally escort you to the great event!

Myth and Consequences

Peter Schiff, Dr. Ron Paul and a whole slew of Austrian economists predicted the economic crisis we're enduring presently well before it happened. Schiff endured mockery, ridicule and derision from TV pundits and statist economists for three years. He steadfastly foretold the collapse while they sniggered at him and countered with rosy visions of the future economy––right up to the day it all came crashing down.

Today, those same loser economists who got it wrong did not lose their jobs. Not at all. Many are among Obama's closest economic advisers. The politicians most instrumental in the collapse were not fired or put in jail as they should have been; they were re-elected and promoted and given applause and honors by their peers, just like the Yankee generals who performed the more horrific and criminal atrocities upon civilians in the South were greeted with promotions and parades upon their return north! Things ain't changed a whole lot in these United States since 1865.

But what of Austrian, hard money oriented economists like Schiff, Jim Rogers, Ron Paul and the scholars at the Mises Institute who courageously and correctly predicted this mess, enduring derision and ridicule in the process? Many common folk began to pay attention to them like never before, but to the political class the Austrian economists are personae non grata. Today, the White House keeps them as far from Pennsylvania Avenue as possible.

This seems to be a pattern in today's America: be right and you're excoriated and treated as a pariah; be wrong and you're praised and promoted. Why is this the case? Because, political correctness has become much more important than truth to our twittering political classes inside the Beltway. And great masses follow them because they prefer hearing what pleases them instead of risking facing unpleasant truths.

While all this is interesting, it is not the focus of our discussion here. The real issue at hand is not that the Austrians were right, but why they were right. Why did they see it all coming down and others, highly educated and rife with accolades, awards and praise, miss it by a mile? Were the Austrians just smarter to a man? No. They were not right because they were smarter. They were right because they were wiser: they had embraced the correct principles by which an economy gets healthy, remains healthy and thrives. (Keynsians had embraced a complex labyrinth of novel ideas dreamed up by an early 20th century British academic.)

It is upon correct principles that Austrian reasoning rested. The Keynsians may have reasoned more perfectly but they ended up wrong, wrong wrong. Why? Their reasoning was rooted in the wrong premises and principles to begin with. These flawed ideas caused them to misunderstand and misinterpret all the data. They were, therefore, victims of the GIGO effect: Garbage in, garbage out: you can't get a true answer from a wrong premise--no matter how flawlessly you reason or how complete and correct your data and facts.

The great English writer, G.K. Chesterton was right on issue after issue in his day and was uncanny in predicting the future difficulties and dilemmas we in the West face today. In fact, many would argue that Chesterton is more relevant today than he was even in his time.

Why was Chesterton right when so many of his peers, many more famous than he, were so horribly and tragically wrong? (Some were so wrong they gave tyrants like Mussolini and Hitler the highest praise and looked optimistically upon their rise to power.)

Was Chesterton that much smarter? Was he a more systematic thinker? Did he have information his opponents did not have? Not at all. All the "information" Chesterton had was readily available to his peers, and had been for centuries. It's simply that Chesterton embraced it and they rejected it.

The contest between Chesterton and the intellectual opponents of his time is a text book case of the pridefulness of modern, iconoclastic, rooted as it is in relativism, against that of the humility of common sense.

Chesterton's perspective was the perspective of every common man who has not been intellectually disfigured by university elitists who have educated them into imbecility. (As a case in point I recall making a remark to an Ivy League educated lawyer about certain sexual practices being deviate and perverse. He responded with a superior tone, "I can't judge." I replied, "Then you should ask your schools for your tuition money back, for they've done you a great disservice." (As I saw it, if you pay a bunch of money and they turn you into an amoral, know-nothing idiot you have a moral right, a moral duty to ask for your money back. But I guess his (mis)education blinded him from seeing that as well. I guess an institution can successfully substitute propaganda for education and not be sued. They just have to be careful to withhold the tools of critical thought from students and hope they don't learn them later.)

We would see a particularly stark and horrific example of the fruit of elitist education only a few years after Chesterton's death. It was reported that the more education a guard in Nazi prison camps had the more willing he was to commit atrocities upon the prisoners when ordered to.

St. Thomas Aquinas says "Truth is the conformity of the mind to reality." If we are wrong at the very ground of our reasoning we will be wrong in our conclusion as well, no matter how perfectly we reason. Events and experiences are not perspicuous, and facts don't immediately translate into truth.

In order to reach a right conclusion one must begin with fundamentally correct presuppositions and principles, taken from reality itself (reality being "what is"). It is then that the tools of reason can effectively examine events, details and data and dependably lead you to the truth about the matter.

The primary problem that plagues us in America today, despite all the mental energy, discussion and punditry we hear from all sides on all sorts of subjects, is that we have embraced myths and rejected reality; we prefer fantasy to fact. How fitting this land is the one giving birth to Disneyland.

Our reasoning, like that of the Keynsian, fails us because our foundational principles are not rooted in reality. The Empire is making up our history to please us and glorify and justify itself. The Lincoln myth stands at the heart of everything. That is an important fact to consider, because it is hardly possible for a government to stoop any lower than fabricating history for the sole purpose of justifying the wholesale slaughter of civilians and the destruction of the land of their countrymen to the point of desolation in a brutal, unconstitutional invasion of their sovereign states--and call it patriotism.

The suppression of truth and the embrace of myth and fantasy is true for American life on every level, not just economics. The history most of us believe is jingoistic cant and pious mythology designed to justify the actions of the Consolidated State and make it into a quasi-religious institution. The culture is consumed with the metaphysical cancer of Relativism, a relativism that tells us wealth can be pulled out of thin air by the simple operation of efficient printing presses, and that morality is whatever the Consolidated State says it is––for the Consolidated State is the only absolute.

Correct premises and principles are not invented any more than truth is; they are discovered. What is needed to make such discovery? The honest searching for the truth guided by the humility of a good will. Such humility cannot be tolerated by the modern arrogance. It will continue to hold the truth at arms length for as long as possible, just as the Austrian economists have been held at arms length by the government leaders. They will continue to treat the Austrians as they treat the truth: as if it doesn't exist. And they will do this until the truth crashes in on them. Today we suffer under their iron hand imposed upon us in a velvet glove. At any moment the glove might come off. But when the consequences of living on myths and lies reach critical mass the oligarchy will also learn what suffering and pain is.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Utopian Fantasyland in the Real World: A formula for disaster

There are two approaches to Biblical interpretation; exegesis and eisegesis. The difference is worth noting. The exegete comes to Scripture to "draw out" and to understand its meaning. The eisegete comes to Scripture with prior ideas and notions he hopes to "prove" through isolated verses of Scripture. In essence, the exegetical approach seeks to discover the true meaning of Scripture, while the eisegetical approach seeks to impose a meaning upon Scripture––a meaning often foreign to it. The exegete is an honest seeker of truth, the eisegete is agenda driven and a dishonest handler of truth.

The armadillo mentions this because these two contrasting approaches are not limited to Scriptural research. They can be found in every human discipline, including the effort to understand man himself.

The Psalmist asks, "What is man that Thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that Thou takest account of him?" A woman seeking an abortion was asked by an abortion protester, "Do you know what that is growing inside you?" She answered, "It's whatever I want it to be." Some in the modern world would give that same answer to the Psalmist who asked about man's nature.

We suffer under conflicting, irreconcilable views in our "modern" world. No, I don't mean the political left and right or the democrats and republicans. I mean the views of the mass of us, on the one hand, who trust in and exercise common sense, know what it is to live in the real world and understand what is required to successfully interact with real people each day, and, on the other hand, those elites who, being well-off enough to detach themselves from the necessities that drive most of us each day, choose to live in the fickle fantasyland of random ideas, presuppositions and notions that evanescently flit between their ears.

The common sense person believes man has a nature, and when that nature is allowed to actualize itself through normal human intercourse the result is both good and reasonable. In contrast, the elite who lives in fantasyland believes that he can be the Author of reality. Such a person believes that man is simply a lump of clay that the conditioning of science, the deluge of propaganda and the force of government can shape and mold into whatever. And if the first try doesn't work so well, not to worry. The failure can be pounded back into a lump and the process begun again. Why not? "Man," they reason,"is nothing but an animal and can, therefore, be herded, manipulated and directed accordingly to conform to the purposed end of the elites. Sure, some will protest in ignorance but they must be silenced. They just don't realize all that is being done is being done for their own good, and in time, they will understand and be glad."

As such are the thoughts of western elites, the nurse Racheds of the 21st century.

The moral, financial and social collapse we are seeing happening all around us in the West is the direct result of the increasingly unencumbered operation of the "lump of clay" philosophers, beginning around the time of the so-called Enlightenment. What this means in practical terms is that elites, seizing political, social and economic power, have purposely and consciously rejected the wisdom of the past, and in a fit of self-importance, pride and arrogance, have proceeded to try to impose the novel ideas of the fantasyland that exists between their ears upon the rest of us.

The first great adventures with these novel ideas were experiments involving Power. This resulted in the rise of consolidated governments, tyrants and, in the past century, two horrific world wars. After the wars a disillusioned mankind in the West turned from Power to Pleasure; hedonism and the meeting of material needs became the practical goal, and regarding man exclusively as a sensorial being became the philosophical flavor of the day. And the result is where we in the west find ourselves at this moment in history.

The process of imposing the narrow utopian views of a few elites upon the mass of human kind has been going on long enough and in enough places to receive some just criticism and judgment. The verdict is summed up in an all but forgotten word, but one we will hear more and more often in the coming months and years: Unsustainable.

The consequences of great suffering, penury and privation are now beating down the door of the novel, utopian, hedonistic fantasyland of western elites.

In other words, the novel experiments of the Thought Meisters have been, one after another, colossal failures. Some of them sounded wonderful in theory. Some of them even seemed to work grandly for a time. But now most of us see that "for a time" for what it really was: the time before the consequences began to manifest.

Now that the consequences are here it is clear. These novel notions that thumb the nose at common sense, deny human nature and play God with reality are Unsustainable in the Real World non-elites must live in day after day.

What is needed for governments to begin to repair the damage their mad policies have caused? The answer is simple: "Get out of the way; let man be man and God be God––for both God and man's sake!"

Contrary to the insistence of elites, it is not necessary for governments to be proactive, intervene and meddle in order for humans and economies to prosper. All that is needed of governments is to not enshrine policies in law that are hostile to private property and inhibit, suppress or encumber the free exchange of goods and services between peoples. Government interference and micromanaging can only result in waste, suffering, injustice, failure and de facto, if not formal, slavery.

With a nod to that popular sophist, John Lennon, we might offer this advice to statists and government toadies: "Why not give freedom a try?"

Free markets, human nature, human need and the common reality we share can all work together to take care of the details and create a beneficial result for all––except, perhaps, for the self-important elites, of course. They will be left to face their own pathetic lives, the failure and stupidity of their pet notions, and the sickening reality of their parasitic, prideful natures. It is in such a quagmire they will be left to deal with their own ineptitudes, foppish irrelevance and individual psychoses.

When that day comes (and it will) it will be a grand day, indeed.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The American Schizophrenia

"The preliminaries of the proletarian [communist] revolution, the measures that prepare the battleground and clear the way for us [communists], such as a single INDIVISIBLE now convenu [taken for granted]." F. Engels, co-founder with Karl Marx of modern day communism.

The writer of the Pledge of Allegiance, Edward Bellamy, was a committed socialist who well knew what he was doing when he wrote "one nation, indivisible,..." in his famous pledge; a pledge which most Americans incorrectly confuse as a quintessentially American statement.
It is not.
It is a statement of the monolithic, consolidated state (Engles' indivisible Republic, if you will); the very thing, according to Engles, needed to effectively institute the collectivist ideal.

Bellamy knew his Marx and Engles very well, and depended on the fact that the vast number of Americans did not. According to him he wrote this "pledge" as a means of inculcating devotion of American youth to the Consolidated state.
In other words, Bellamy did not make the Pledge to be a patriotic act of loyal, free Americans; he made it as communist/socialist propaganda posing as patriotism. And boy, did he succeed.

Think about it for a second: With a forced union from which escape is not possible and the invention of a socialist creed repeated daily by millions of Americans from their earliest school years, is it any wonder we have been sucked into socialism and now almost reflexively look to the Central government for every solution and the exercise of every power?

Marx wrote "Religion is the opiate of the people."
This, of course, is a lie. Religion is, among other things, the divine consolation of We the People who must suffer under the hand of government tyrannies concocted by pathetic losers like Marx––a man consumed by envy and covetousness.
If we consider there is some truth in Marx's statement about religion and the necessary role it plays, it is not hard to see that the Consolidated American state that rose out of Mr. Lincoln's unconstitutional war is the perfect foil even Marx did not consider in his plan.
In the Consolidated American state we have the best of both worlds---if you're part of the ruling elite. It is the perfect foil because it can effectively dispense with Religion altogether.
Why? Because the oppressor can also pose as the consoler, not unlike an abusive husband comforts the battered wife with hugs and crocodile tears. That is, simultaneously we receive oppression from the Consolidated State in practice and consolation from the Consolidated state in the form of rhetoric.
In other words, we suffer under a Hamiltonian tyranny in practice while being fed the rhetoric of Jeffersonian individualism to make us think we're still free.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wrote, "No people is more enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free."
The America historical schizophrenia is the perfect means by which a tyrannical government can most effectively carry out such a delusion among We the People--especially when it has also usurped the means of "educating" the masses in public propaganda mills--uh, I mean, schools. It is there our children are propagandized for a minimum of a dozen years to become good little Barackobots.
If only Marx and Engles could be here to see how effectively all this has worked in the post-Linconian former Republic of Republics they would immediately begin feverishly revising their tactical writings to include such an approach.

Friday, November 19, 2010

In a newspaper article today it was reported that, "More than 45 million Americans, or 20 percent of U.S. adults, had some form of mental illness last year, and 11 million had a serious illness, U.S. government researchers reported on Thursday. Young adults aged 18 to 25 had the highest level of mental illness at 30 percent, while those aged 50 and older had the lowest, with 13.7 percent, said the report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration or SAMHSA. Makes sense, since 18-25 crowd voted in highest % for Obama and over 50 in lowest %.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Five for our fanatical friends

Muslim terrorists intend to beguile.
They wake every morn with a smile.
They laugh till they tear
Then declare loud and clear,
"Americans will never profile!"

Monday, November 15, 2010


NEWS FLASH: LEGISLATORS BAN EAR MARKS; REPLACE THEM WITH BEER MARKS. Day after historic legislation passed every bill presented went through without a hitch, only three fights broke out; singing could be heard as far as the Treasury Building.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

nurse nancy

Today Pelosi parties in Washington, celebrating the achievements and the ensuing democrat blood bath that resulted from her reign of terror as psychotic Nurse Rached over the American People in the person of McMurphy (played by Jack Nicholson) all part of the charade that is the American political asylum.

To quote Nurse Nancy Rached, "It's for your own good..."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Don't let him fool you with those ears. Sure, he hears fine, but he doesn't listen worth a damn!

Monday, November 8, 2010



Here Andy makes the best, de facto case for government healthcare, along about the lines of the quality of the VA Hospitals.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here's what we're up against

Individual man must be subjected to the greater good. The state is the institution that perpetuates the litany by which man worships man in the aggregate: Mankind. This is Marxian NewChurch collectivist doctrine; the Godless Radical Relativism that wars with the Church, the dignity of the individual and Western Liberty. It's where we're headed under Barack Hussein Obama, under the false philanthropy of "the public good."