Misnomer of the Day

The word fair or fairness or most fair is at best subjectively ambiguous. It is custom tailored for the moral relativists in our midst. Of lately, this malleable word is used as a ploy, providing cannon fodder for the left’s mission of disseminating class warfare.

Ask any misguided altruist to explain, how is it moral to confiscate the private property (wealth) of one man then surrender it to another. Chances are the word fair will creep into their specious rationalization. Our illustrious president used the word 14 times in a campaign speech at a high school recently, appealing to that level of maturity characteristic of public school indoctrination.

Advocating fairness, which in this context happens to be immoral (sacrificing one’s individual rights while expanding the power of the state) is this president’s moral failing, consecrated in a political ideology of socialism, one which boarders on insanity, repeating the same socialistic failures over and over while anticipating a different outcome.

If his argument had any merit, he wouldn’t have to repeat the word fair fourteen times; apparently he’s banking on the age old axiom: If one repeats a falsehood over and over, others will come to believe it as true.

Misnomer of the Day

The word equality has to be the most equivocal word in the English language. It is an abstract illusion used to define a nebulous concept. Equality has never existed in any form. This is what makes it so appealing to the left; equality doesn’t exist, therefor inequality can never be remedied. This misconception insures a limitless supply of victims, thus perpetuating the progressive socialist agenda indefinitely.

The universe is everything but equal. In nature, the strongest of a species survive to propagate the heard and pass along their genes for the benefit of the species. In the human species, man too has genetic variables; these variables determine intelligence, strength, agility, and longevity. This genetic predisposition enhances some to achieve greatness, wealth, and success beyond that of ordinary individuals.

Sure, I would like to be a movie star and earn twenty million per movie, or play pro football with all of the wealth and prestige that accompany that profession, but I do not possess the physical attributes to play pro ball, perform brain surgery, or manage a multinational company; unfortunately, this is the reality that most of us face.

The Orwellian notion, that there needs to be equality of pay and equality of wealth distributed amongst all humans is a totalitarian dream that perpetuates government largess while trampling the rights of individuals.

When Tomas Jefferson penned the words (We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal) he meant, for those of us who can read and interpret plain English, that all men have the same individual and natural rights. Which means one man’s rights don’t supersede another’s, and that groups of men have no more rights than each individual that composes that group, and no man, or groupings of men, shall infringe upon the rights of his fellow man.

As long as the government fosters this deceitful notion of equality, the longer it remains purposeful to the minions of idiots who willfully employ the state as highwaymen to rob their fellow man of his liberty, dignity and wealth.

Misnomer of the Day

Of lately, the political buzz phrase that has
captured the attention of the MSM, is Unintended Consequences. This
misnomer is contrived to deceive the naive who walk among us. Politicians to
frequently use it as a get out of jail free card, which they cast out as a smug
way of saying they are sorry for the inherent bad consequences surrounding
their failure to craft good policy with poor judgment.

It is a phrase tailored for pragmatists who make
arbitrary decisions based on subjective whims for immediate gratification. All
actions have consequences. Good consequences are always intended and are readily
claimed by those responsible. Unintended consequences are bad consequences
period. Pleading ignorance and calling a bad consequence unintended doesn’t
mitigate the damage, yet that is exactly how the phrase has been manipulated by
the American politic. Those bureaucrats and politicians’ who lack critical
thinking skills (assessing various outcomes based on reality, over a period of
time) should be held accountable for the havoc they reap.

This exemplifies America’s pragmatic foreign policy
failures over the last fifty years. Libya is a sterling example; whereby a
president circumvented congress to kill a dictator and topple a regime, while pleading
humanitarian sympathy. Dropping bombs on a sovereign country is an act of war
which compounded the humanitarian crisis. Toppling a dictator in the name of
democracy empowered a mob of terrorist whom promptly declared Sharia the law of
the land. Terrorists whom now fly an al-Qaida flag over Benghazi, while
smuggling thousands of handheld surface to air missiles to Hamas. This is not the
work of critical thinking. This is our state department at its finest.

Oooops! Who would have thought this could happen? We
are reminded, “This is the unintended consequence of democracy.” The Third Reich
was also the unintended consequence of democracy.

Misnomer of the Day

The most inflammatory rhetoric emanating from the Justice Department these days has
to be this farcical misnomer referred to as: Domestic Terrorists. This
dangerous accusation has no relevancy in reality; it’s like claiming infants
are a threat to our national security, because one day they will grow to
adults, think for themselves, and discover freedom and individual rights are
the precursors to man’s prosperity and happiness.

When I think of domestic, I see June Cleaver clad in an apron frosting a cake in her
kitchen, Wally and the Beaver stand by her side, jockeying for position to lick
the mixing bowl and spoon.

When I think of terrorist, I see a mob of sharia loving Islamists stoning a woman to
death for the crime of being raped by a mob of sharia loving Islamists.

Marry these two polar opposite lifestyles together, disseminate it through an
irrational corrupt main stream media, and you give liberals a license to
condemn those who love freedom and cherish the constitution, condemn veterans
who have served this nation honorably, condemn everyone who has  raised a family, worked in the marketplace, paid taxes and owns property.

Trying to pawn off the notion that domesticated Americans are capable of terrorism is
another insane accusation, in a long list of insane accusations, perpetrated by
the insane left. This hate speech has serious ramifications; it’s a sterling
example of a totalitarian state demonizing its citizens to justify the use of
force to violate their individual rights.

Domestic Terrorism is a vicious lie, perpetrated to destroy our national heritage and
rob us of liberty. This is the same hyperbolae that marched the Jews into  gas chambers in Hitler’s Germany, forced millions into the concentration camps of Stalin’s Russia, and left millions
dead in the provinces of Mao’s China.

The left trots out this hate speech with impunity, while simultaneously calling for
civility in discourse. These paragons of socialism hide in plain sight, shielded
by a gossamer cloud of political correctness. These people are evil personified,
the enemy within; they are without a doubt the greatest threat to America’s heritage,
liberty, and sovereignty.

Moving Forward

The time has come for me to change the format of this blog. I have always contended that the battle I wage is a philosophical one, and the best way to teach, the best way to learn, is by example. I hear the voices of fellow objectivist as they apply philosophy to life. Many of their questions arise in the form of predicament stemming from an event or situation. After thirty five years of objective living I am in a position to cognize, categorize, analyze, commiserate, instigate, and liberate. You see, life is a confidence game, and the only way to grow this powerful asset is by alleviating the contradictions that aggravate our daily lives, this paves the way for mastery of the more abstract particulars that elevate us as human beings.

 These days, for me, the only contradiction that exists is how to live a rational life in an irrational world. This is no easy task. Proper philosophy is the key and objectivism is the release. However, this demands discipline, discipline most people cannot fathom, nor commit, for they lack the necessary motivation required to develop their potential. It is my hope that during the course of this production, some individuals will grasp the primary concepts of objectivism, take the initiative and benefit, for they have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 What I’m offering is a rich lifestyle, one I have chosen for myself and those who wish to join me on this life walk. The next time you see this blog it will contain what I dub The Misnomer of the Week. Here I will isolate the contentious nomenclature changes employed by irrational pragmatists; these paragons of duplicity who obfuscate reality and perpetuate emotional subjectivism in order to deceive the impressionable amongst us. Following this, there will be a link to my podcast which will be an evolving collection of anecdotes pertaining to objectivism. Here at the Tipi Wind Ranch you can expect to find literature, philosophy, horsemanship, gardening, farming, cooking, adventure, nature, and much more, as reality commands center stage in this wilderness oasis we call home.

Let’s Not Forget Iran

When contemplating war in the Middle East it is essential to identify the enemy. Before assigning American treasure and blood to attacking sovereign nations with cruise missiles, one should have good reason for declaring war. Choosing sides in a civil war is not in the best interests of the United States, nor its people. Now that the damage is done, this pragmatic administration scrambles to rationalize its illogical behavior, we are told this is a humanitarian mission to protect the citizenry (Islamic Koran waving Arabs), in Libya from dictatorial oppression. We are also reminded to the point of redundancy that Muammar Gaddafi has committed acts of terrorism in the past, and that somehow, this is payback. This indecisive act of war is so wrong, for so many reasons a deaf, blind, mute could lecture on the unforeseen consequences of this blunder.

 Let us not forget the true enemy is, and always has been Iran. While Gaddafi was committing acts of terror against Americans, Theocratic Iran was committing acts of war against the United States. If one juxtaposes the two hostiles we discover Gaddafi bombed a commercial jet liner over Lockerby Scotland killing civilians (an act of terrorism), meanwhile Iran was seizing an American embassy taking diplomat hostages (an act of war). While Gaddafi was bombing a nightclub in Berlin (an act of terrorism) Iran was bombing an army barracks in Beirut killing American soldiers (an act of war). While Libya was abandoning its nuclear ambitions, Iran was escalated theirs, vowing to use nuclear weapons on Israel and the West.

 While Libya was forsaking its terrorist ways, Iran was sponsoring terrorism around the world, and to this day supplies the opposition in Iraq and Afghanistan with intelligence and weaponry that kill American soldiers on two battle fronts (a blatant act of war against the United States). Yet, the Obama administration chooses to declare war on Libya for “humanitarian reasons”, abdicating America’s constitution and sovereignty to the whims of the United Nations.

 This is wrong (not to mention unconstitutional), for America to choose sides in a civil war, that has nothing to do with American national security or prosperity. We have no financial interest in Libya with the exception of squandering American fortune and blood.

 This is just another attempt at nation building which happens to be an American foreign policy mandate, one Obama has recently relegated to the United Nations for their disposal. This raises a serious question: with so much civil strife in the world, who is next? Why not commit American forces to the Sudan, the Congo, Serbia or Chechnya. Let us not forget, Iran commits these same human rights atrocities with impunity, killing those who oppose the theocracy.

 Iran is the enemy that threatens the world, promoting their brutal, medieval theocracy of totalitarian oppression, threatening to destroy civilization as we know it. The Obama administration continues to bury its head in the sand, unwilling to identify the true enemy in our midst while continuing its perverted social experiment, redistributing American wealth in a futile attempt to liberate a hostile, feudal society, consecrated in violent mysticism, a feudal society that demonizes freedom, individual rights and capitalism as the vices of infidels.

Enter the Theocrats

Democrats and republicans alike are culpable for America’s failed foreign policy in the Middle East. Now they are trying (with their media accomplices) to project the uprising in Egypt as a plea for freedom by the Egyptian people crying out for democracy. The people of Egypt know not freedom or democracy; they do however, know religious zealotry. Egypt is governed by a supposed president and parliament under the pretense of a republic complete with a constitution. In reality it is an oligarchy which resembles dictatorial totalitarianism.

The civil unrest in the streets of Cairo is fueled by Islamic totalitarianism, seeking to over through a socialist dictatorial regime and replace it with theocratic socialist regime. In actuality, we are witnessing the evolution of totalitarianism, whereby warring factions fight for control of the state, and like a street fight, the victor will be the one who escalates the violence, and in this case it will most likely be the Islamic Brotherhood or an offshoot thereof.

 This begs the question why have we propped up a dictator for thirty years with taxpayer dollars; why do we, asupposed free nation, support totalitarian regimes with taxpayer dollars. Eventually all dictatorships fail; socialism begets more socialism, the cast of characters change but the outcome is always the same: violence, corruption, despotism, and political oppression, these are the byproducts of a police state; these are the tools of socialism.

The real criminality is watching America’s political leaders compound our failed foreign policy, with more foreign policy failures, claiming Mubarak was not a dictator, portraying the rioters as freedom fighters, extolling the virtues of Al Jazeera Media. Claiming Islam is a peaceful religion, claiming the terrorists are isolated fanatics acting at random, apart from Islamic ideology. And the pathological lie of the day: that the civil unrest in Egypt is caused by people seeking freedom and democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth.

 It is so disingenuous for politicians and the liberal media to advocate that we are witnessing freedom and democracy in action. It is America’s foreign policy failures that empower our enemies; spreading democracy in the Middle East has delivered us Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic socialism in Iran. In Iraq we toppled a dictator only to replace him with a parliament of Islamic fundamentalists.

 Egypt is a politically vacuous nation awaiting a succession of socialist, ushered into office under the guise of freedom and democracy; it will undoubtedly be heralded by American politicians as a triumph of the human spirit, another victory for freedom.