Challenges

Life can be challenging and overwhelming. At times, it can seem as if the world is against us. Almost, as if the stars themselves have aligned to deposit that special excrement upon our heads. It is important to remember than many things in this life, seem to occur in cycles. Times may be tough, but we must keep on doggedly moving forward no matter what hardships we face. We will be rewarded for our perseverance at some point, if only with a chance to relax in sweet bliss for a spell.

We must never allow hardship to keep us down or dampen our desire for a better tomorrow. We are here to learn a lesson I believe. I believe it will take many of us a lifetime to learn just what that lesson may be. We have a purpose greater than ourselves to fulfill. We are all special in our own ways. Given the right circumstances the least among us adds substance to this life and to the universe. We can all add to the happiness of others. Sometimes, just a kind word or a reassuring look might be all it will take.

A quiet bit of solitude looking out over nature’s beauty can often help us find our center. Communion with one’s self is just as important as communion with others. Surround yourself honest and caring friends. When a person tells me they have a lot of friends, I can’t help but feel sorry for them. True friends never come in great number, and a small number of true friends is greater than an army of false ones. We must never lose sight of hope no matter how tough things may get for us. Each of us suffers, struggles, and blindly searches for our way, our truth in life. Learn from your past, but don’t stare back it for so long that you step off the cliff in your future.

Corruption

In the history of the world one thing has brought down nations and empires more than any other single factor. Corruption is like a disease that spreads from one sector of society to another. It starts at the bottom and works its way up. The central government in Washington, D.C is a reflection of the local governments, and the local governments are in turn a reflection of the people they serve. I’m not a member of the state or national government, but I see this dishonesty everyday in my fellow citizens. I continually see the dishonest get ahead and succeed where the honest man or woman fail.

Lying to get ahead has become the norm. Integrity has become something you read about in books, but rarely hear about in real life. Characters are manufactured from lies and people get ahead in many cases by the hard work of someone else. The small businessman, by all accounts a hardworking and well deserving entrepreneur is often ran out of business by monopolies that in a free market aren’t supposed to exist. Large companies get a pass on taxes, such as the Healthcare tax, simply because they can afford to grease the palms of politicians. Taxes such as these kill the small businessman.

People routinely lie to the government to get free handouts. I say “free”, but they aren’t free, every dime comes from someone else. People that are really trying and struggling to get by aren’t allowed to get the help they need simply because they aren’t willing to lie. Meanwhile, these people that receive these handouts drive brand new cars, have all the latest gadgets, and live better than the average full time worker. They feel entitled to nurse on the government’s tit. It seems that most of them don’t make an effort to get off of welfare. The government is just as guilty as these lying and manipulative folks, because they use this handout to buy votes. There are many people that do need these handouts to help feed their families. Sadly, many of the honest folks out there aren’t allowed to receive any assistance. While the cold and heartless among us afford a lifestyle that they don’t deserve, by claiming disability or an inability to find a job. Jobs even in this economy are relatively easy to find, granted, there aren’t a lot of great jobs out there, but they aren’t nonexistent.

You only have to look to our southern border to the country beyond to see what corruption does to a country. We aren’t far behind them, and if the people of this country continue to have no moral compass then we will be third world. I don’t believe that most of America realizes how close to the precipice we are. If we fall off, it will be hard landing and many will not survive. They have no conception of what true hardship really is. These people will react violently in a collapse situation. People that have faced hardship, and know how to survive on the basics will make do, but those that always have to depend on someone else’s accomplishments will be left out in the cold. A corrupt society kills itself from the inside out, and a society with no morals that feels entitled is a poor survivor in truly hard times. I fear for my country. I fear mostly for those people with their heads permanently buried in the sand. Get involved, and start calling these local leaders out on their corruption and hopefully we can make a difference from the ground up.

Independence

Independence is a great attribute to have. Independence allows us to branch out and focus our energies on greater tasks. Independence for a nation is of utmost importance. Without independence, a nation becomes dependent on other nations whose own interests rightly outweigh the dependent nation’s needs. Therefore, the dependent nation becomes on some level subject to the whims of the countries that have the resources it needs. It becomes increasingly problematic when the nation that a dependent nation depends on, harbors a mass population with no love for that nation.

Energy independence is a buzz term you hear all the time in the mainstream media. There is no doubt that our oil reserves are larger than the nations we depend upon. (LEFEBVRE & SIDER, 2014)  What cause us to still depend on these suspect nations for our energy reserves? Oil is considered by many to be a pollutant, and there can be no doubt it is. The practices by which we extract this oil has also caused some concern among the green energy crowd. Our ambitions for green energy have not yet caught up with our desire to employ them. I believe we must still depend on oil to maintain a strong and independent nation.

This great country was once entirely independent of other nations in terms of food production. We were able to entirely feed our population without importing foods. Today, the nation’s cattle herd is smaller than it was in the 1950s! (Shields, 2014) However, our citizen population has grown tremendously since the 1950s. We now must import much of our beef, and beef prices continue to climb. This is only a symptom of the a greater problem. We have become a consumer based economy.

We once proudly manufactured most of the products sold in America, in America! Imagine that if you can. Now, we import so much of what we use. So many of our manufacturing jobs have been lost to overseas manufacturing. This makes our economy nothing more than a paper tiger. We don’t have the hard assets to back up our fiat currency. We are now the largest debtor nation in the world!! (Rogers, 2014) These are tough time for our economy. The government paid economists will tell you that everything is okay, and it will be for them. This nation is in trouble.

We must as a people go back to the pioneering spirit that made this country great! We must consider indepence a golden principle and a goal we must achieve. We should look for alternative sources of energy and find ways to make them affordable. We have to use what we have to keep our nation from collapsing. We need to support our farmers and ranchers. We should also promote small farming and ranching. We have these large mega companies freezing out their competition, and that is not the definition of a free market. We have to go back to our manufacturing base, and proudly produce products in America. We don’t want America to continue to fall into decay and become beyond repair. Altruism is a good attribute to have, but not if you slit your own throats in the process.

 

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Shields, B. (2014). America’s Cattle Herd Smaller Than Anytime Since the 50′s. KRON4 – San Francisco Bay Area News. Retrieved 12 July 2014, from http://news.kron4.com/news/americas-cattle-herd-smaller-than-anytime-since-the-50s/

 

Freedom

       Freedom means many different things to different people. A lot of people seem to think that freedom is the ability for people to do only the things that they agree with. Freedom means having the ability to make wrong choices as well as the right ones. It means you have the freedom to say what you want, without some government designated free speech zone. It means you can go where you want. It means if you want to do something that’s harmful only to you then you have that right. The false left-right paradigm’s idea of freedom is that you are free only as long as you agree with me.

       The erosion of freedom starts at a snails pace, and gradually picks up steam until you are living in chains. When you finally realize this, if you even do it will be too late to turn back the clock. They want to condition you to the idea of always being watched, always being listened to, and always being guilty until proven innocent. This is not the liberty that our founding fathers sought. I have no doubt our founding fathers, if they were here today would be calling for radical change within this country. The only thing radical about liberty is it breaks free from the control freaks that wish to micromanage the lives of their subjects. They believe we are their subjects. They are in fact our servants, and it’s time they learn that.

       Today, there are cameras everywhere. They tell you it is for your own safety. That’s always how tyranny starts, for the safety of the people. They can find ways to justify any intrusion into the lives of the masses, if they can make them constantly live in fear of an enemy of their own creation. Safety without freedom and the rights of the individual being protected, is not liberty, it is servitude. If people do not start standing up and speaking out, soon there will be no way to speak out because the state will control all speech. Dissension will not be tolerated. This is a Republic, where the rights of the individual are always protected from the will of a majority. They routinely call this country a democracy, and that’s a lie. In a democracy the mob rules, and  should mob say let this group be in chains then it will be so. A republic protects the rights of each and every individual against unfair treatment from a voting majority. I just had to clear the difference up, so the next time you hear that word you understand the difference.

       You hear the asinine argument that if you aren’t doing anything wrong then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about with the surveillance state. The government hides a lot of things and calls them classified, does that mean they are doing something wrong. If our government has the right to know everything about us, then shouldn’t the same right apply to us? The government wants to take away our guns, then we should take theirs away. The government needs to learn whose it’s master. It isn’t bankers, it is the people of this country. Without the people there would be no government.

       It is time my dear friends to let your voices be heard, before you have no voice to speak with. We can not cower in fear because someone wishes us harm, or because the government says there is a boogeyman out there. There is no amount of danger that is worth giving up the liberties that our founding fathers fought so hard for. The constitution is not a living document as the new yuppie crowd would have you believe. The constitution is there to protect the citizens from their government. Those in power know this and that is why they try and sometimes succeed each and every day in perverting its meaning. We must stand as Americans against the erosion of our rights!! They are our rights, unalienable, they cannot be taken away except by death!

Immigration: The created crisis

          I would assume, unless you’re living in an underground bunker you are aware of the sudden immigration crisis. This country is a country of immigrants. You hear that argument all the time. In fact, most countries in the world are nations of immigrants, after all everyone had to come from somewhere. No country in the entire world just opens their borders and tells everyone to come on in. If they did there would be chaos, rioting, and a large drop in the standard of living.

         It is nice to care for the welfare of our fellow man. There is only so much we can do as one nation. The economy of our great nation is still reeling from the financial crisis of 2008, despite what the governments talking heads would have you believe. Our border has basically been open for too long as it is. People do exist that wish our country harm and they will exploit any weakness to make that a reality. Evidence exists that some of these people have already exploited this obvious entry point into our country for what nefarious purpose we cannot fathom. We are a populous nation, and we have many unskilled workers already.

        We have needed to reform our immigration policy for some time. It may sound callous to some, but we need the best and the brightest fast tracked here. Entrepreneurs are what made this country grow from a colony into a wonderful nation. We have never secured our borders and haven’t even made a serious effort to do so. We continually give people passes for breaking our laws; laws that our own citizens would be punished for if we decided to illegally immigrate to some other country. This provides an incentive for people to keep coming enmasse and overloading our system. The border patrol is barely allowed to do its job. Now they are actually putting people on buses and taking them to places all over the country. They will have a court date, but I really doubt many of them will show up.

       The obvious solution first and foremost is to make our borders fully secure and stop providing free passes to law breakers. Then we need a logical and streamlined reform of our lawful immigration system. It is however important to accomplish the first step in all of this first or the problem will never be solved. I’m not against immigration, but common sense dictates that there should be an orderly process. A process that enriches our country, not fill the modern day bread lines (E.B.T.). 

Today’s America

I remember growing up and learning in school about Republicans and Democrats. I also remember being explained the stark differences between the two parties. I grew older, joined the army and traveled the world. I smelled the stench of politics and political correctness on everything in the service. I got out of the Army and wanted to make a difference in my country. It is demoralizing to see the decay of a great country. This decay has been brought about by corruption and greed. The apathy of the general population is sickening. Far too many people believe everything they are spoon fed by pundits and reporters that are receiving their information from government disinformation agents. Oh does that sound too conspiratorial for you? It’s a fact a simple web search will reveal that propaganda has been legalized for use on the American people. This country was founded to escape tyranny! The criminals that run this country want power and money, they behave like full blown sociopaths. It is all about consolidating power with these people, if they can even be afforded such an honor of that title. This country seems to be heading for implosion. You might ask yourself why would our greedy, heartless leaders let this happen. They are on the top and with a collapse, they have less competition and more power to fuel their god complexes. You have plenty of people that won’t believe a word of this. Then you have the others that say, well there is nothing we can do about it; it has always been that way. This is a straight cop out. We the people are the power of this country. If we willingly continue to play along with the charade of freedom, we will forever be slaves. WE have the power to restore true liberty and freedom in this country!! This apathy is a reflection of the apathy these sociopaths have for us as American citizens. We are commodities to be traded on the stock market. The “Federal Reserve” isn’t a federal organization. It’s a collection of private bankers. They loan money to the government with interest that the government can never hope to pay back. This country was founded and was intended for the congress to have the power to print money. Politics and politicians have degenerated into money making schemes and over-paid prostitutes. A man or woman can’t get elected without the money powers backing them. We have Senators and Congressmen that spend most of their lives in Congress, and it’s not because they are loyal to the people. They are loyal to their pimps! We need term limits and we need those gangsters in their shiny suits to stop printing money for our country!!!!!!!