Thursday, August 17, 2017

White Supremacists are Being Duped Into Working for $2 per Hr

This is a public service message for people who are supporting the white supremacists movement. Warning! You are being fooled! Please listen.

We're going to talk about jobs. About $2 an hour jobs. First though we're going to have to visit the humanitarian aspect of it. Do you realize what you're defending? Do you have any idea what slavery was all about? I think you need to revisit the horrors of slavery. I wish the spirit of Christmas Past could come visit you and take you back a few hundred years. You could watch as a family slept peacefully. Then other people burst into their home and violently put hands upon them, and kidnapped them. Then after being shackled, were bound up and taken away across the ocean to work. To be sold off like cattle to the highest bidder that person had to endure. Then a miserable life as a slave. I wish you could be placed inside their body for a time so you could suffer their suffering. Then if you can still defend a system of government that condones slavery, then you can't be a very good of a person! The same goes with the horrors of the holocaust. Anyone who would promote that kind of thing must have a sickness of the heart.

A lot of people have things confused. This has little to do with the right to free speech. The pundits will tell you that it does, but that distracts from the basic beliefs of those systems. What the purveyors of hate won't admit is what it has really to do with. The important thing. It is the return of two systems of government, Confederates and Nazi, that promote the enslavement and/or mass murder of human beings. They use archaic notions of racial superiority to appeal to them with impoverished egos, or who are bullies. They have been trying to sanitize their systems for many decades. The monuments are a part of that sanitization. Our people fought the Civil War then WWII in order to rid ourselves of those barbaric systems of government. Many millions of people died, civilian and soldier, to stop their heinous crimes against humanity.

Everyone needs to have the images of their ancestors reviewed. Say everyone just gave up and allowed Confederates and Nazi ideas to flourish. The end result of it would be putting people into slavery, and rebuilt concentration camps with piles of burnt bodies. Good people do not want that to happen.

Also, a whole lot of the people acting out with a Nazi salute would be considered mongrels if they were placed in front a racial purity board in Nazi Germany. I seen that a lot of people acting out seem to have Scottish or Irish ancestry. They are people who have forgotten their identity. Cultural genocide was committed on their people successfully. They have forgotten that their ancestors were enslaved by the Romans. They can't remember how the British imposed their will upon them, and enslaved them, and raped their women. Listen up! You're on the wrong team.

Slavery should be an issue with a lot of you because of jobs. A lot of people who voted for Trump, voted for jobs. A lot of the people who are white supremacists support Trump. One of the reasons some people go the way of the supremacists is because they are not doing very well economically. The system doesn't seem to be working very well for them. They have bills to pay, but work isn't steady. They keep falling further and further behind, so they seek to find a system that might work better for them. They get scooped up by the white supremacists movement. So what if no one tells them the truth? Say that the Nazi and Confederate system flourished again. They grew in power and people. Then some people were put into slavery once again. Now you have free people competing with slaves for the available jobs. You know that is a wage depressor.

Now you're looking for a job so you can feed your kids and keep a roof over their heads. Someone would tell you they'll give you $2 dollars an hour to unload trucks everyday for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, take it or leave it. If you leave it, they go hire a slave from somebody who made a business out of renting out human beings. That was a big issue even in Thomas Jefferson's day. There were people then who didn't give a hoot about the person being a slave. What they cared about was competing with a slave for a job.

I think you supporters of the white supremacists, and all the others, need to reevaluate the situation. You're being duped. You should be angry about that being duped, instead of some monument to barbarism going down. In the end you'll be competing with some poor person forced into slavery for a job.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Freedom of Nazi Hate Speech is Not Absolute

When I see comments that try to excuse Nazi, Confederates and/or white supremacists using the 1st Amendment, I have to wonder if the writer has a grasp on the Constitution. I wonder if they remember history. One person who tried that in a comment I found lives in Romania.

Did you know that During WWII Romania joined the Axis, and that Romanian troops were responsible for the persecution and massacre of up to 260,000 Jews in Romanian-controlled territories? It is a repeat of that type of thing we wish to avoid.

Let us be clear about what is going on by shining the light of history and reason upon the situation. The Freedom of Speech enshrined in the 1st Amendment is not absolute. There are limits on free speech. One of those limits is that we can not use one of our "rights" to take away another "right". In the United States Declaration of Independence is a well-known phrase "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". It was not the intention of the Founders that the freedom to speak our minds should infringe on our right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness".

If you want to test the limits of free speech you should go to an airport, stand in the check in line, then yell "BOMB"! Maybe another test would be to stand in a public square and start telling passer byers that you want to kill the president. I doubt in either case you would have a convincing argument for your right to speak those things using the 1st Amendment. Another area covered would be the Inciting to riot! That is something deemed unlawful. In each of those three cases a person would be using their "speech", but the freedom of its use is proved to not be absolute. In each case the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" of others was infringed upon.

As far as addressing the problem goes, we did that twice, and at great cost. We addressed it in WWII and the Civil war. In both instances humanity put down systems that murdered and enslaved fellow humans as a matter of course. So we all should know where a renewed Nazi or Confederate state would lead our civilization. It would in the end lead to more murder and enslavement. Again the right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" is infringed upon.

History has proven that the Nazi and Confederate state condition is toxic to humanity. Their freedom to speak shall not infringe on anyone's right to "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness". When a mob walks down the street with torches in hand it conjures up memories of the Jim Crow era south. People did the same thing down in Alabama and other places. They marched in hoods back then, and carried torches. They carried those torches into black neighbourhoods to use to burn down houses and churches. They carried rope with them too. Rope they used to hang innocent folk from the hangman's tree.

Unless you are a Holocaust Denier you are familiar with the atrocities carried out by the Nazi party and its Axis allies like Romania. I'll spare you the gruesome photos of the burned piles of bodies of men, women and children who were the victims of the Nazi state. I do provide a photo of one of our fellow human beings hanging from a rope. All of that is what the Confederacy, the Nazi and the white supremacy idealism will lead us if we allow speech to be absolutely free in all cases.

Man Hanged in Jim Crow South by White Supremacists
I urge everyone to take a hard look back at history. If these white supremacists are allowed to use speech and symbols (symbolism is speech) to spread hate and fear, we are heading back to a very dark place.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Confederate + Nazi a Natural Fit: Time to Outlaw All Hate Groups

I was in favor of the removal of the defunct foreign government monuments (confederate statues) before all this happened in Charlottesville,Va. Now that the supporters of keeping the monuments, who I have to surmise are loyal to that defunct foreign government, have shown their true colors I am even more in favor of their removal.

On April 9, 1865, near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. 
Confederate = Nazi = White Supremacists; We fought two wars against this mindset. Two times the deluded ones were defeated. Now that the Trump has gained the White House this primitive notion again raises its ugly head. We need to chop it off once and for all.

May 7, 1945, General Alfred Jodl, representing the German High Command, signed the unconditional surrender of both east and west forces in Reims, France, officially bringing an end to the European conflict in World War II.  
Outlaw the Confederate Flag and the Nazi Flag. Make it a crime to display in public those purveyors of hate. Destroy all Confederate monuments, including the biggest one of them all, the carvings on Stone Mountain in Georgia. The carving depicts three Confederate figures during the Civil War: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, and Jefferson Davis.

Stone Mountain was once owned by the Venable Brothers and was the site of the founding of the second Ku Klux Klan in 1915. It was purchased by the State of Georgia in 1958.

"Jackson neither apologized for nor spoke in favor of the practice of slavery. He probably opposed the institution. Yet in his mind the Creator had sanctioned slavery, and man had no moral right to challenge its existence. The good Christian slaveholder was one who treated his servants fairly and humanely at all times." Robertson, p. 191.

"The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things."
— Robert E. Lee, to Mary Anna Lee, December 27, 1856

"Southerners wanted to increase territory held in Mexico as an area for the expansion of slavery. Regarding Cuba, Davis declared that it "must be ours" to "increase the number of slaveholding constituencies."" McPherson 1989, p. 104.

All three men depicted on Stone Mountain were traitors to the United States and supported a rogue government. A government that not only wanted to maintain slavery with all its horrors, but to also expand it.

Germany handled the end of the Nazi regime much better than we handled the end of the Confederacy. At the same time we offered reconciliation, carpetbaggers and other opportunist profiteers plied the South looking to rip people off. That should have been outlawed some way because it didn't help matters when it come to healing a wounded nation. Maybe the Germans learned from our history, thus outlawed all Nazi symbols and hate speech. We should learn from our own history and follow suite.

We should remove these offending monuments so that our wounds can heal. Remove them in the full light of day, not undercover of darkness to hide our shame. We have to own it, and then chose to do the right thing.

Removal of the Defeated Confederate States Monument

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kim Jong-un is Target Number 1

If we get back into a shooting match with North Korea who will be target #1? It will be Kim Jong-un, the Chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK's supreme leader. He better hide good too because the American B-1 bomber is nothing to sneeze at, but rather be feared. The B-1 is a cold war era bomber designed to penetrate Soviet defenses and deliver nuclear weapons.


I would be pretty sure that even in the cold war, which was some time ago, the Soviet defenses were more robust than the present DPRK defenses. Even if the B-1 couldn't reach Kim Jong-un, the B-2 could deliver his final reward from many thousands of feet in the sky, and he would have no idea it was coming. For him it would be suddenly, lights out.

The paranoid Kim Jong-un is so worried that the US will eventually try to get him, he is taking aggressive action which will make it more likely. He has miscalculated the situation in a suicidal way.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Man Set Foot on the Moon 48 Years Ago: We Can Do Better

It was 48 years ago this month that humans first set foot on the moon. Let's stop pissing around and claim the moon!

Just because we planted a flag on the moon does not mean we own it. If you think I'm wrong, show me your moon rock. We should be able to pick up a moon rock at Walmart by now. Instead we can go there and get mooned or buy a rock, or even Pop-Rocks, but not a moon rock. In fact, you might get thrown in jail for even having one because you must have stole it.

When the Apollo program was at its peak it employed 400,000 Americans. The Apollo Program cost roughly $22.9 billion US dollars, unadjusted. Adjusting for inflation, that makes the total Apollo Program cost $133 billion U.S. dollars in 2008. In 2008 the United States put out $16 trillion to avert finantial crisis. Now a little math:

$16 trillion / $133 billion = 120
120 x 400,000 (jobs) = 48,000,000 (jobs)

During the Great Recession unemployment peaked at 10% in October 2009. I believe that if our nation had embarked on a national priority project of human colonization of the moon and Mars and mining asteroids we would have been far better off today, almost a decade later.

If our nation had invested in space colonization instead of crooked banks and Wall Street we would surely have at very least an operational base constructed on the moon. Tens of millions of people would have been employed to realize the ongoing goal. Educational assets would have been strengthened. The banks would have many billions of dollars being poured into saving and checking accounts by people who would have been working on the National Priority Project of space colonization. Those same workers would be buying houses, cars and all the other things a modern family would like to have. That means many millions more of jobs in supporting industries. All that economic activity from a $16 trillion National Priority Project of space colonization would have meant a booming stock market based on real wealth instead of inflated dollars.

Speaking of inflated dollars, that could have ended. If you're mining platinum from asteroids you may as well base your currency on that newly accessed precious metals wealth. We may have had coins made of platinum jingling in our pockets instead of the massively debased coinage we now rely on. No more fiat (worthless) currency.

How about them asteroids? If we had of been pushing for the utilization of those trillion dollar asteroids, we would have gained years of experience in manipulating them by now. That is a very important thing. We know that there are asteroids that are as big as Mount Everest crossing the orbit of our mother Earth. It is only a matter of time before one of them strikes home. When that happens, the human species is gone forever. If we were busy mining the asteroids, human extinction from a strike might be averted. We would learn how to steer them to any place we wished.

If we had not bowed down to the fear mongering passed out by the major financial organizations, and instead invested heavily in a powerful effort to colonize our planetary neighborhood, our technological base would be much more advanced than it is today. Proof of that is in the massive advancements in science and technology realized from the spinoffs from the Apollo Program.

Our people can scheme and plan for a future in a closed habitat, or we can break the bonds of our planetary captivity. One will most assuredly lead to our own demise as our systems get ever more unable to keep us alive on an increasingly hostile planet. The other choice is to go forth and take our rightful place among the stars. To have many 10's of billions of human beings not crowded together fighting for resources on this one planet, but rather spread out among the Earth, the moon, Mars and eventually to other star systems. All of those 10's of billions of humans enjoying the unlimited bounty the boundless cosmos provides.

An Undercurrent of Religious Fueled Hatred in our Nation

Remember that time the bakery didn't want to make a cake for a same sex couple? What would a real god (not possible) do?

There are people who believes that myths are real. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. What if there really is a god? Two men get married, and a bakery provides services because the law said they must. Then they all die and go before the god. The god throws the two men who expressed love into a pit of fire and brimstone, while allowing the bakery owners to stay in heaven despite their hating of persons. Give me a break! How freaking stupid is that notion? Only people who believe in myths can invent such convoluted bull crap.

I'll be quite honest with you. I personally don't want to marry the same sex as me, but could give a rats ass if anyone else does. Adam & Steve getting married has just as much effect on me as if Adam and Eve got married. Which is zero effect. That's right! No effect on me whatsoever.

I'll be quite honest with you on something else. There are a such a thing as militant atheists. I am not one of them, but have heard them say that Christianity, and all other religion, needs to be removed from humanity by whatever means. That includes extreme violence. I agree with them except for the violence part. I would rather people come around to reason by way of knowledge.

So what does a person like the young fool in the video prove? It proves that there is an undercurrent of religious fueled hatred in our nation. You can find many persons who embrace that reside within the Republican/Tea Party. This undercurrent of hate needs to be rejected with all vigor by all persons of reason.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Insurance Companies Have Ruined Healthcare

During the Obama administration the politicians found ways of bringing our government to a halt. Now that Trump is there with a GOP owned congress our politicians are finding ever more clever ways to grind our nation's business to a standstill.

The GOP says that the ACA is on a death spiral. The Dems say that the GOP are trying to coldly throw millions of folks off the health insurance rolls. Both of them lament the rising cost of premiums, deductibles and co-pays. Let's not forget the ever rising cost of prescription drugs. The Democrats and Republicans what to cover everyone, but both of the political parties are stuck with insurance company involvement. Nether of them are able to divorce themselves from the idea that people must have health insurance.

That's why the ACA is failing, insurance companies. The number one concern should be the health of the people. That concern has been and still is subordinate to insurance company profitability. There was a time in our nation when insurance companies and banks were thought of as crooks. Now they have their fingers in everything. Some of those things are of a nature that makes it counterproductive to involve private industry or a profit motive. Human suffering and healthcare are not conducive to a profit motive. The profit motive in health care causes human suffering, and that's counterproductive.

If we were a fly on the wall of an insurance company boardroom, what might we find? We might find a group of highly paid individuals making strategies on their profitability. Each of those board members are going to offer strategies that will enrich them in the end with higher paychecks or higher bonuses. Their primary concern is the bottom line. Their own bottom line, not your health or even your life. That's why throwing 25 million people off health insurance is not a problem. If that's what it takes to increase profitability, boardroom paychecks and bonuses, that's what they will lobby government to do,

The insurance companies lobby government in an effort to get legislation passed that will cause them to get an ever larger share of the GDP. As long as insurance companies rule healthcare in our nation, there are no incentives to cut costs. If 100% of GDP could be scooped up, that's what would happen with our system of healthcare. So we have people raising the price of a pill to $1000 each. We also get insurance company CEO's who bring in $66 million a year lavish bonuses, and denied coverage for the ones who most need it.

What we really need is for our elected officials to acknowledge the fact that mixing insurance and healthcare is a bad idea. As long as we have the political parties fighting for the insurance companies, it will be, and always is, the general population who will suffer with denied coverage, and pay the CEO bonuses with money that should have went to the care of some of our people.

Just like the police force and military, human healthcare is not amenable to private enterprise and a profit motive. As long as our elected officials continue to attempt to make a compromise with insurance companies and full coverage for all of our people, full coverage will not be realized. Full coverage will always be sacrificed in the name of insurance company profits.

This is why I believe we need a Medicare for all single payer system of healthcare. Insurance companies can go insure something else, like cars and buildings.