Thursday, April 7, 2016

Politics: "America’s Ignorant and the Offended"

"America’s Ignorant and the Offended"
by Barry M. Ferguson

 “If you've got a business. you didn't build that. 
Somebody else made that happen.”
 - Barack Obama

"It takes an ignorant person to offend everyone. America has become the land of the ignorant and the offended. Citizens remain profoundly ignorant of truth and everyone seems to be chronically offended. Maybe if people weren’t so ignorant, they wouldn’t be so offended.

For instance, the nation is in an election year and citizens are lining up behind their favorite candidates. Sadly, my party, the party of ‘NO’, and my candidacy for the presidency, has thus far been ignored by the ignorant masses. That is to be expected. My political party of ‘NO’ represents a movement to curtail government spending while much of the country wants more freebies (courtesy of even more government spending). Sadly, my candidacy is the only chance America has to survive.

I offer my candidacy because I have no representation in government. No one. Not the person that sleeps in the White House. None of the 535 people in congress represent me. I have no representation at the state level nor at the local level. None. I get a kick when I hear Mr. Obama say, “the American people”. Pathetically, the man apparently hasn’t gotten the memo that the ‘American people’ is now a collection of hopelessly fragmented segments of society all working for their own agenda. In that sense, the illuminati is winning the battle. America has to be destroyed and the best way to accomplish that is to tear it apart piece by piece. A united republic poses opposition to the illuminati’s plan of world domination by select banksters. My conscience beckons me to offer a real solution for those who appreciate personal liberty and the challenges of true capitalism. 

Let’s look at ignorance. Lincoln Blades wrote in Rolling Stone magazine (‘What Happens to America If Trump Loses?’, 3/14/16), ‘The ability to say whatever the hell you want, violently lay hands on whoever disagrees with you, and publicly castigate those who are different from you are the unofficial selling points of a…’ I omitted the end of the previous sentence. Readers can fill it in. Seems to me that Mr. Blades could be describing the supposed ‘progressives’ who continue to try and deprive Mr. Trump of his First Amendment rights of free speech. We have seen them. Demonstrators purposefully try to prevent Mr. Trump from even speaking. When he does take to the podium, these demonstrators try to shout down Mr. Trump while aggressively assailing Mr. Trump’s supporters. They say what they want whether or not any of it is truthful. Cameras caught one individual trying to charge the stage while Mr. Trump was speaking. And of course, these anti-Trumpers dismiss all who disagree with them as racists hate mongers. In this sense, Mr. Blades is correct about the anti-Trumpers and the progressives.

However, Mr. Blades completed his sentence with the words, ‘a Donald Trump rally’. It is a shame that this level of ignorance rejects thoughtful discourse and logical rationality. Mr. Blades is of course just another bigot who paints all of Mr. Trump’s supporters with the same brush. They are of course racist, hate-filled, rednecked, uneducated, working white people. This is of course racist and bigoted but the offended only see in one direction. 

The problem with those who describe themselves as ‘progressives’ is that they are profanely ignorant, intolerant, and smugly condescending to anyone who disagrees with them. That would be the non-progressives I suppose. It’s as if the progressives oppose anyone who objects to the ignorance of progressive policies or the inevitable rat hole to which the progressives want america to pursue. For instance, the current progressive regime has piled more debt enslavement upon the taxpayers of the nation than all the other regimes in US history combined. Ignorance implies a lack of knowledge. Mr. Blades no doubt would support the current regime and at the same time, rail against the top ‘1%’ who continue to game the system. Yet, the ignorance is that the current regime has allowed the ‘1%’ to wallow in the riches of thievery. The current regime IS the 1%!

Mr. Obama, for instance, takes his wife and two daughters on many of his trips. He, and his wife, classify their teenage daughters as ‘government officials’ so their trip expenses can be paid for by the US taxpayer. The latest trip to Cuba? While the government of Cuba was laughing at the poor fellow, the press was all about the pretty outfits worn by the Obama’s. They should be pretty. The US taxpayers paid for them! Upon arrival back in the US, Mr. Obama announced that US presidents should be given 18% more money in retirement. I have two things to say. First, if Mr. Obama is so desperate to wear a King’s crown, then he should go down to Burger King and order a kid’s meal. They will give him one and I think that little cardboard crown would look great on him! Second, vote for me and the party of NO and all this government spending will come to a rapid halt!

But what has been the tool for the Obama’s and the Clinton’s to rig the game in favor of the 1% to which they belong? Bailouts to friends of the 1%. The Federal Reserve Bank is the piggy bank that allows US Congresses to wildly spend borrowed money for bank bailouts and other ridiculous spending projects ($42 million dollar gas station in Afghanistan) that benefit politicians. Bernie Sanders got the military to park a bunch of planes they don’t use in Vermont in exchange for rent paid to Vermont. (If I am president, those planes would simply be stored at a military facility at no extra cost to tax payers.) That wild spending appeases the constituents of politicians because the constituents are so ignorant they think they are going to get something for free. For instance, in Cuba health care is free to all. Yet, in 2012, the Havana Times newspaper reported that the mean salary for a Cuban worker was $22 dollars (US equivalent) per month. That’s $264 dollars per year! So, is health care really free?

Wild government spending results in higher taxes for those uneducated, hate-filled working people. Higher taxes result in weak economies. The FRB has allowed for the rich to get richer. Under my presidency, I would expel the FRB from the land immediately upon my swearing in ceremony. The big banks and the 1% crowd would then be in immediate trouble. 

The ignorance though continues to grow like a cancer that has metastasized to the brain. Several states and municipalities have followed the progressive lead to raise minimum wages. Aside from my own article written months ago arguing that minimum wages are just tax hikes (higher wages put workers in higher tax brackets), this is an exercise in ignorance. It is also an exercise of big government telling business how to operate. California just passed a measure to raise minimum wages to $15 dollars per hour over the next several years. Yet, even the government’s own CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimated back in 2014 that raising federal minimum wages from the current $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour would cost 500,000 jobs. Progressives all argue for the $15 dollar per hour mark. How many jobs do they want to destroy? Just to amplify this point, in areas where the wage has already increased there have been sharp increases in the cost of goods and services. Cost increases and job losses negate any wage gains.

So how does the FRB fit in this conversation? The FRB continues to talk about trying to push the US economy into 2% inflation. Stated differently, the central bank wants to steal 2% of our purchasing power every year. $100 dollars saved in January will only buy $98 dollars of goods in December. And next year, $100 dollars saved this year will only buy $96 dollars of goods. And so on, and so on. Elect me and I can’t even tell readers how fast this will stop!! The question is, does the ignorant populace even have a clue? They don’t because they are so distracted by imbecilic politicians on both sides, a nazi-styled media that is nothing but a propaganda machine for the regime, and perceived discrimination for which we are all in a state of perpetual offensiveness. 

America has now morphed into a shadow state run by oligarchs, cloaked in patriotism, unrepresentative of the populace, sinister in its lust of power, and enabled by the profound and profane ignorance of the populace. Witness, millions of citizens are lining up to ‘vote’ in the presidential primary. What for? One oligarch is the same as the next oligarch. These political parasites always support each other and not us.

For instance, Mr. Obama once said the following about Debbie Wasserman Shultz - Florida state representative and chair of the DNC: “She always stands up and fights for what is right for her district while passionately supporting middle class families.”

Really? Let’s check the truth. Ms Shultz is co-sponsor of the Consumer Protection and Choice Act, which would forestall new payday loan regulations formulated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for at least two more years. Payday loan regulations have been proposed and supported by the man Ms. Shultz worships, Barrack Obama, and republicans whom she disdains. These lenders charge up to 400% per year and this seems unfair and predatory toward the poor people that use these institutions. Yet, Ms. Shultz is clearly not standing up for the poor people who she purports to represent. What gives? Aaahhh, here it is. It is reported that Ms. Shultz has received some $68,000 in donations from the payday lender group.

Ms. Shultz has encouraged boycotts of companies like Hobby Lobby and Chick-Fil-A (both privately owned companies) because she objects to their religious views (they are Christian) concerning the ACA mandate on certain contraception methods. All these companies have to do is slide Ms. Shultz a fee bucks under the table and she would be at Chick-Fil-A every day for lunch. 

Why don’t we close the borders? Ms. Shultz received more than $20 grand from the private prison lobby. The current federal government spends more than $18 billion per year on immigration enforcement and that mostly goes to private prison operators who pay their government puppets well. By the way, that $18 billion is more than all the other federal law enforcement agencies spend combined.

And what about the DNC of which Ms. Shultz is chair? They are currently some $2 million in debt. If needed contrast, the RNC is in the black. Why even consider this? The money contributed by Political Action Committees (PACs) goes to the DNC and it is distributed, in part, to democratic state parties in exchange for superdelegates. The democrats have what are called ‘superdelegates’ and they pledge support for a candidate regardless of any democratic voting process. Superdelegates account for some 15% of the total DNC delegates. In New Hampshire, Mr. Sanders collected 60% of the democratic vote yet Hillary received all 6 of the state’s superdelegates. Why? Because Hillary bought them. Yeah, these politicians are all about representing ‘the people’. Regardless of party, they are bought and sold. They all just lie about their intentions. None of them represent me!

This ignorance that is now terminal in the US has led to intolerance. People cannot tolerate differences. Yet, the intolerant think they are the offended.

San Francisco State University was a recent example of racism, bigotry, and the offended offending everyone else. A video has been posted showing a white student being confronted in a classroom hallway by two black students. The black students were accosting the white student because the white student wore his hair in dreadlocks. The female black student was lecturing the white student that he was not allowed to wear his hair in this fashion. Dreadlocks, according to the black students, belonged solely to the culture of black people. The white student informed the black students that dreadlocks originated in Egypt. This is where it really gets sad. Yes, racism is a two-way street but it gets worse. The black student then asks the white student, “Where is Egypt?’ So, these students were admitted to college and they didn’t know the geographic location of Egypt? What are the pre-requisites for getting into this institution of higher learning - fogging a mirror? Finally the white student has to push his way by the black student who was impeding his navigation to class. Perhaps the black student should have followed. Maybe she could have learned the location of Egypt. Isn’t San Francisco supposed to be all ‘progressive’ and tolerant?

And speaking of higher education, students at Emory University cowered in their dorms afraid to go to class because someone had written with chalk on a campus walkway, ‘TRUMP2016’. Students were afraid for their safety. Now, beyond the complete stupidity of that thought, it seems to me that this has a more serious ramification. This story is seen world wide. What must ISIL and other enemies of the US be thinking now? They might be thinking how stupid they themselves have been. All this time ISIL and other terrorists have been making bombs, trying to down airplanes, committing horrific acts of mass murder, and trying to get their hands on weapons to bring down the US and it was all unnecessary. As it turns out, all the bad guys have to do in order to take over the US is to just show up with a bunch of ‘Donald Trump’ signs and americans would simply cower under their desks in a fetal position. At least, the college generation would be catatonic with fear. What are they afraid of? They might fear Trump’s promise to bring jobs to the US so these childish goofs might have to go to work after college.

Ladies and gentlemen, I know I am getting older but this time, with this generation, I think we really are in trouble. The, for lack of better word, ‘education’ system in the US is so obviously totally broken. What kind of nitwits are coming out of college these days? Worse, what kind of nitwits ‘teach’ in college these days?

Presidential candidate Donald Trump constantly draws media fire for ‘violence’ at his rallies. The same media points out that other candidates, mostly democrats, do not experience the same demonstrations and violent interruptions as does Trump. They smugly wonder why as if there is something inherently violent about Trump. Maybe this is because the Trump supporters actually believe in liberty and its bedrock the right to assemble and engage in free speech.

Why is all this even important? Because ignorant and offended people can easily be manipulated through lies. The US regime lies like Abel after the murder of his brother Cain. Supposedly, the US economy is adding some 200k new jobs a month. Nevermind that lie or that almost all of these jobs are part-time and contractor based. And, they are almost all in entry level positions. Telling the truth could overcome ignorance. Truth is not offensive. 

Truth. At the end of March, Boeing announced that it was cutting 8,000 jobs this year. The good news is that the laid off workers will be able to find jobs as restaurant servers given that payroll firm ADT says the economy is adding 200,000 jobs a month - most of them in the restaurant business.

And finally, ignorance and perpetually offended populaces give way to tyrannical regimes. The latest example is the regimes efforts to halt tax inversion deals. This occurs when a US company buys a foreign company and for purposes of taxes, locates headquarters in the lower taxed country. The regime and Mr. Obama responded by proposing a new law that will tax this process until it is not profitable. Mr. Obama said that companies were taking advantage of the American economy. Aren’t illegal immigrants doing the same thing? Does Mr. Obama propose to stop this process too?

The ignorant are always offended.”

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