Misnomer of the Day

With so much brew-ha-ha over the debt ceiling negotiations, the most trotted out misnomer is: Compromise, which actually means Capitulation for all those opposed to the leftist politicians.

 They want the republicans and the tea-party to capitulate to their wonton fiscal desires’ of endless cash for every government discrepancy they deem relevant. They pout bitterly as they trod out their “Compromise” bromide again and again, trying to convince the unwitting amongst us that 2.5 trillion dollars is a trifle, and they can solve all our fiscal woes if they just had more of the taxpayers dollars. They have employed intimidation, threats, and fear mongering to get their way and when those devises failed they point at the conservatives and wail, “Compromise”. Remember, one can’t compromise with evil; one can’t compromise with what is morally corrupt. Compromise means swallowing the poison incrementally; the inevitable outcome of this practice is still death.

 These paragons of pragmatism want cash. 2.5 TRILLION, and they want it now, damn the national debt, damn the failure of Keynesian economics, damn those who oppose them as they bankrupt the nation while lining their pockets with loot. They need this money to once again pay off their constituencies buying votes with someone else’s wealth so they can stay in power for yet another election cycle, because government power is legalized corruption, enslaving the private sector, while plundering the masses.

 These Marxists Socialists are addicted to taxpayer’s money. They remind me of a junkie, pleading with god, promising to go straight and amend their ways if god would grant them just one more fix. Problem is; this fix costs 2.5 trillion, and these leftists are far more dangerous than junkies. But the cure is all the same: Cold Turkey.  Pod Cast <a href="http://www.divshare.com/flash/audio_embed?data=YTo2OntzOjU6ImFwaUlkIjtpOjQ7czo2OiJmaWxlSWQiO2k6MTU0MzQ5MTg7czo0OiJjb2RlIjtzOjEyOiIxNTQzNDkxOC1mMGEiO3M6NjoidXNlcklkIjtpOjE5Mzc5NzM7czoxMjoiZXh0ZXJuYWxDYWxsIjtpOjE7czo0OiJ0aW1lIjtpOjEzMTIzNzYyNjU7fQ==&autoplay=“>Anecdotal Objectivist

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.

Ousting the Neocons

The neoconservatives have been forced from the shadows to throw their hats in the political arena. This is something these clandestine kingmakers have been reluctant to do for decades and rightly so; they have controlled the Republican Party under the miasma of moderation, selling out the conservative voices of Americans: but no longer.

 The conservative movement that is sweeping this country is taking back the Republican Party and these neocons are raising their heads to cry foul. Last week Charles Krauthammer the neoconservative prophet decried the CPAC as “Fringe elements in the republican party.” He stated, and I paraphrase here, The CPAC is a bunch of college student who what to be Ayn Rand, then eventually grow up to become republicans.

 Then there is the prodigal son, Bill Crystal whose father Erving pioneered the neoconservative movement based on the philosophical musings of Leo Strauss, with a smattering of Machiavellian politics. Bill said of the Egyptian uprising, and I paraphrase here, it is 1776 all over again.

 He dismisses America’s failed foreign policy in the Middle East, comparing the anarchy of the mob with the American Revolution which created the freest most prosperous nation in history. He and his cohorts from the Bush administration are responsible for empowering the Islamic theocracy sweeping the Middle East. They took radical Islam out of the back streets and alley ways, and placed them in political driver’s seat in Iraq and soon to be Egypt. Not to worry, they say, this is democracy at work, this is freedom. No… . This is a process that empowers our enemies and threatens civilization as we know it.

 Poor Harry Reid can’t figure it out either. He said, and I paraphrase here, the Republican Party has been hijacked by the Tea Party and won’t compromise. What he should have said is: “The conservatives have taken back the Republican Party and we can no longer manipulate the neocons.”

 You will hear the media in the coming months refer to a rift in the Republican Party. That’s just us, the “Fringe elements” in the Republican Party reshaping it in our conservative image as we strive to save our country from the economic abyss, while restoring fiscal sanity, our liberty and constitution.

Labor Extortion in a Socialist Democracy

The ongoing labor protest in Wisconsin has the backing from the Democratic National Convention and President Obama’s political machine, Organizing for America. This is an unprecedented move by an American president, and his political party, to support a partisan special interest group.

 Unions are collectivized labor monopolies. They are exempt from the Sherman Act and the anti- monopoly laws of our nation. For decades they have lived large off the taxpayer’s dime; endowed with Cadillac insurance plans (exempted under Obama care), golden parachute pension with early retirement benefits (apart from social security), and salaries that far surpasses their private sector counterparts. They have accomplished this with the blessing of the Democratic Party, whom they support with union dollars to keep them in political power, essentially paying the democrats to legislate union largess at the taxpayer’s expense.

 In Wisconsin we see two coercive government-created, government-sponsored monopolies working in unison: the Teachers Union and the public school system, which has an abysmal record of failure, and a questionable future that defies fiscal sustainability.

 The talking heads of liberalism brand this political malfeasance as democracy in action. I beg to differ; this is anarchy in action. The democratic process was instituted last November legally at the ballot box, when the majority of Wisconsin people voted in republican conservatives to restore fiscal order to their state. The DNC endorsed mob on the streets of Madison, Wisconsin represents only a fraction of the taxpaying public; they are by no means a voting majority.

 If anything this labor unrest represents socialism. Here we have a collectivized labor monopoly, demanding fiscal privileges from the state, which in turn extorts money (taxes), from the private sector. We have Obama’s political machine enabling a special interest group that constitutes a large part of his voting constituency, and we have the perpetuation of an oppressive government monopoly (state run public schools).

 The bottom line is we have two unsustainable monopolies that are no longer economically feasible to maintain: the teachers union, which like all labor monopolies are bankrupting individual states to the tune of billions of dollars and the public school system, which not only is the most expensive in the world, but produces students who rank 36th in the world when compared with other nations.

 The governor and the people of Wisconsin are presented with a unique opportunity. They can start a national template for legally dismantling these oppressive labor monopolies. They should immediately eliminate the public school tax burden at the state level, so parents could take the fiscal savings and make financial plans to send their children to private schools. This would be a template disbanding the public school monopoly (another catalyst that would sweep across America).

 The democratic socialists (Obama administration), has played its hand in an attempt to maintain the status quo. This only facilitates the conservative movement sweeping across the nation, galvanizing our resolve to restore fiscal sanity to our constitutional republic.

 Some time ago the hypothetical question was raised in the media: “Is President Obama a socialist?” There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind; Obama’s actions speak louder than words.

Entitlement Wars

As the war on government spending escalates in Washington, we see the abject failure of American politics in action. Both parties struggle for power and control of the welfare state. The stakes are high. On one hand we have the preservation of our economy, our republic, culture and American sovereignty; on the other the perpetuation of the oppressive state which comes complete with keys to the Federal Reserve, fiat currency, a monopoly on force, and the legal jurisdiction to rob society of wealth.

 We are witnessing a tipping point in American democracy, whereby the entitlement class has grown into a formidable voting block, enabled by the vast government bureaucracy, which grows exponentially to redistribute the wealth of our industry. Democrats and Republicans alike know that elections are bought and paid for with entitlements, lucrative often no compete federal contracts, funding for unions and other government sponsored entities; Fannie Mea & Freddie Mac,  financial institutions, insurance companies, real-estate, and the list goes on.

 Those Americans, who conduct their lives based on reality and the causality thereof, know that government spending has reached a zenith and is unsustainable. Both parties maintain the pathological lie that they are fiscally conservative, that they intend to shrink government spending and cut entitlements, yet actions speak louder than words. Obama’s annual budget calls for 3.7 trillion in spending; spending that is littered with entitlements old and new. The democrats in the house and senate continue their time honored altruistic practice of using the poor and the elderly as human shields while they assail republicans for austere economic policies.

 The republican party, having long been commandeered by neoconservatives, swell their numbers in both the house and senate. They play a dangerous game of appeasement, conceding the liberal poison incrementally through a deceptive practice known as compromise. Evil like poison cannot be tolerated incrementally; the end run will lead to nothing but corruption and death.

Debt Commission folly

There seemed to be a lot of back slapping approval on capital hill last week. Law makers overwhelmingly embraced the recommendations of President Obama’s Debt Commission.

On thorough examination, the report is nothing more than a vehicle for raising taxes. The abolition of existing tax breaks, and increasing taxes on gasoline are hardly innovative ideas, and they constitute nothing toward reconciling a government debt that now constitutes 60% of GDP. Increasing the Social Security deduction while simultaneously raising the eligibility age to 68 will not save this government sponsored ponzi scheme, it will however, insure that many of us will never see dime one of the money stolen from us over a lifetime of employment.

What I find troubling is nobody in the lame stream media (Fox News included) refuted these fundamentally flawed proceedings. There seemed to be little if no opposition from conservatives either; in a bipartisan manner they unanimously agree; the way to reduce the debt is to (once again) place the burden on the taxpayer. This short sighted economic approach is why we are in this fiscal conundrum in the first place. Politicians only look at the immediate causation of any proposal in an effort to stave off economic catastrophe for yet another day. It’s like placing a band-aid over a ruptured aorta. They prefer to treat the symptoms of unsustainable government spending instead of curing the disease, and their method is always the same: confiscate more wealth.

Rather than cut frivolous spending and entitlement fraud, rather than shrink the size of their bloated bureaucracy, they intend to raise taxes in the face of recession, while simultaneously monetizing the national debt (quantitative easing). Ask a coke head what’s the one thing they like to do while snorting coke, and they will answer: “Snort more coke.” The same holds true for government spending, they are addicted to other people’s money and have a monopoly on force to take it.