Fusion of Government Crime and Religion

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Danger is in plain view but the mind is trained not to notice. Danger itself doesn’t exactly hide. Looking at the world through the prism of fantasy yields danger unrecognizable. Seen through the prism of fantasy, danger appears to be a friend. The notion that government is your friend or even benevolent is comforting but it is only a fantasy. Entertaining that fantasy is comforting but it may also cost you everything you own or even your life.

Natural law tells us that power corrupts. Fantasy tells us that powerful people are our friends. Power comes about as groups form. Some groups are so small there is no leadership. Leadership evolves as groups become large. It is natural law that because leaders have power they are more corrupt than the average person who belongs to the group. A little power corrupts a little. Much power corrupts a lot. History shows this is true. Today, most people in power seem o.k. Evidence shows that 40 or fifty years ago leadership was terribly corrupt during that time period.  With the passage of time, upon looking back after they are all dead, it will be clear that leadership today is corrupt beyond what most can fathom.

Where power is concerned whether it be government, organized crime or religion there are consistent parallels. Leadership is made up of individuals with very unlikely distributions of personality characteristics. In politics and religion leaders have personality characteristics common among sociopaths. They have similar personalities in organized crime but those may be more pronounced in the willingness to use violence.

Government, organized crime and religion have reeked havoc on populations over the ages. Until modern times, religion and government were seldom separated. Some of the worst cases of war and destruction over the years have been in the name of religion. During times of unusual stress, government, crime and religion work together. During WWII the mobs in New York joined forces with the U.S. government monitoring the docks for NAZI infiltration. They did a great job. Numerous religious leaders in NAZI Germany were instrumental in working with that rogue government. The goals of these organizations are similar.

In all cases, leaders have made it to the top in the game of dominance and subservience and are living out that reward.

Where does this leave the average citizen? In a democratic system, on a collective bases, citizens have the power to control what their leaders do but they submit to them instead.

Today, Americans are under the false belief that there are conservative leaders who are trying to reduce the size of government. There are no such people. That is only a fantasy. Liberals believe, that their favorite leaders are tirelessly trying do do things like redistribute income fairly and help people live peacefully together. That is fantasy also.

The truth is that, to the leaders, ordinary citizens are seen as a resource, there to be herded and fleeced. It turns out that that is exactly what they are. It doesn’t have to be that way but the propensity to engage in comforting thoughts as a way of avoiding the reality of living in a system of dominance and subservience is too tempting.

The situation is so severe that governments, crime organizations and corrupt religious entities are just having a field day. The United State government is used by folks who control it like it was a business enterprise. All legislation is for profit. American citizens are letting parasites draw the lifeblood out of the economy. Like any parasites, the ones feeding off the American public will eventually kill the host.
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At Least She Knows She is a Socialist

The phenomenon of young Americans turning to classic socialism is interesting. Even more interesting than that is the fact that their critics are unaware they are socialists themselves. http://quillian.net/blog/young-socialists/

Socialism is defined in a number of different ways. In a free market economy, a price system determines how goods, services and resources are rationed.  Any economy that is not free market based is a form of economics by force. Our former price system in the united states has been replaced by a system of allocating resources according to political power.

The critics of the classic socialists are socialists themselves. Without fail, they are Americans who reap great rewards by virtue of the political power their socioeconomic class possesses. Politics in the United States has turned out to be a game of “Look at them. Don’t look at me.” In the meantime wealth continues to be extracted out of the bottom of the food chain, and due to political power channeled to the top.

What you are hearing from the right is, “Pay me just because I exist but make sure free market principles are applied to everyone at the bottom of the food chain. So many Americans are conveniently unaware that they, not those they criticize are the problem.

Where are the free market people? If there were any, you would see them. How is a free market person recognized. A free market person is taking demonstrative action to repeal laws and close government agencies. If the day ever comes when you see that role occupied, you will have seen a free market person.

The socialism for the rich camp is well entrenched and not going anywhere any time soon. They don’t want to share their spoils with the people on the bottom so they call themselves capitalists while functioning as top down socialists. All would benefit by a free market system but that idea is not treated as an option.

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Economics’ Great Misunderstanding

The discipline of economics operates on the assumption that work is a first choice. Work can be an only choice but it is never first choice.

All oxygen breathing entities have evolved by practicing behaviors which optimize their chances of surviving and reproducing. As distasteful as it seems, odds of survival are increased for any individual who can live off the efforts of others. Continue reading

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Organized Crime Owns Your Government

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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!”

_ Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin was terribly misguided when he made that quote. Democracy had never been thoroughly tried, so he can be forgiven for not foreseeing that there were more serious issues with the abuse of democracy than what originates with ordinary people. So, the United States is organized as a republic and that is supposed to keep the masses from voting everything in the treasury into their own pockets.

Over the years, new sophisticated systems of exploiting weaknesses in democracy have evolved and are now used. Experience shows that the poor do not have the wherewithal to petition government. The poor have not actually tried to take anything from the rich.

The unwashed masses actually have presented no threat to any moneyed interests in the United States. They have proven to be a constituency worth buying by providing a few benefits to them over the years. But, no money has ever been voted out of anyone else’s pockets based on any actions by the poor. Instead, democracy turns out to be an incubator for crime, especially of the organized variety.

Organized crime, by financing campaigns and running its own candidates has taken over government. Why would they not? Who is to stop them? Suppose an organized crime syndicate is worried about the FBI. Why not just buy the FBI? Why break a law? Just pass a new law legalizing a previously illegal activity.  What do they do to keep the keep the public on their side? They buy all of the media outlets and make sure citizens only hear what they want them to hear.

Americans get confused. They see a massive group of migrants marching towards the border. The march is reported on as if it was some kind of organic event that has just sprang up? The migrants are presented as if they are no different than any other people coming to the United States looking for a better life. But they are different. The march is orchestrated and masses of poor people entering the country have great economic benefit to the elite who finance and organize these events.

The founding fathers were right, that with democracy, some potential threats would have to be addressed. They did not anticipate that organized crime would take over the country. There is talk about “the shadow government.” There really is no such thing. It is organized crime that dictates policy to congress. It is organized crime that causes senators and congressmen to step down, when their re-election is a sure thing.

But, many Americans benefit from the things organized crime does. That is temporary but some Americans will always benefit and that makes it difficult to re-establish law and order.

The founding fathers, like all historical figures were not at all like they have always been popularly portrayed. They were motivated out of self interest like all living entities are. The founding fathers did not provide a method for testing the constitutionality of laws. They may very well have purposefully left openings for the exploitation of ordinary people. The Supreme Court, a political body, ended up with the role of deciding constitutionality of laws.

 

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Friends of the Fed

Who are the Friends of the Fed? Friends of the Fed are dealers who insure the Fed that newly created money will be channeled into appropriate financial markets. More important Friends of the Fed are the high frequency trading firms who orchestrated short squeezes and manage uptrends in a positive manor. Friends of the Fed are loyal to the Fed as long as the Fed can and does guarantee risk free profits for them. Continue reading

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Respect

Who deserves respect? Do you respect the President of the United States, members of congress and the American Flag? Respect is a great thing in personal relationships? Have you ever done time in an American prison? In prison respect matters out of proportion to everything else.

What is the role of respect in studying economics or political science? James Quillian has no respect for the American flag, the president, other world leaders or any of the sacred people or institutions folks are prone to celebrate. James has no lack of these entities either. No respect is a neutral. Respect is positive. Disrespect is negative.

The president is just one of the animals who is where he is because of a unique set of personality characteristics. The president holds the highest position in our world’s game of dominance and subservience. All that matters is what the president does and the incentives he has. There are no special people.

In personal relationships, respect is indispensable. In politics as soon as you respect someone, you are ascribing characteristics to a person that he may or may not have. With disrespect, a person is being diminished, perhaps arbitrarily. Respect is something to be discarded privately. It must never be replaced with rudeness.

What matters in economics is a person’s incentives. If you can entertain the idea that what a person ends up doing is an accurate picture of that person’s deepest beliefs, then taking a persons actions at face value is the best approach. If in doing things, a person is not acting on his beliefs then there is no way to discern the worthiness of the things he does anyway.

Use good manners. Be rude to no one. In studying social phenomena respect is a way of engaging if fantasy. Fantasy will generate wrong answers. Use respect in personal relationships.

Under all circumstances, remember that all legislation is for profit. Who profits from legislation? Who has political power? Political power determines who makes the profit on legislation. Legislating for profit is what congress does. If you have no political power, legislation puts you at a net loss. Respect tends to build the impression that politicians participate for reasons other than self interest.

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The Danger

Generally I  explain economic and political issues in just a few sentences. The dangerous situation the world is in today can be explained in one sentence. Here it is.

The rejection of free markets and democratic principles is the danger and the source of most other dangers in the world today. Continue reading

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The Healthcare Solution

The Affordable Health Care Act is a skimming operation similar in structure to what the mob used to profit from docks, bakery, unions and building industries during the 70s. Crime has no downside to criminals who learn to legalize activities through control of government.

Having government pay for healthcare is not complicated. Americans insist that government pay for health care. Like all economics issues the optimum way to pay for healthcare in a system where all parties reject the free market concept can be explained in a sentence or two.

Do not mistake Medicare for healthcare. It is not. It is insurance. Medicare for is insurance for all. Insurance for all reduces physicians incentives to care for patients. With insurance for all, your doctor has more of a rent seeking incentive than anything else. Continue reading

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Theft by Stimulus

Jean and I used to joke about visiting prisons to teach thieves legal ways to steal money. That way they wouldn’t get locked up again and taxpayers would not have to support them behind bars.

Economic stimulus is a euphemistic term for theft. Continue reading

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Winning With Belligerence

We have heard it said that cheaters never win. But, is belligerence cheating? It can be in games with rules. In the game of dominance and subservience there are no pre-established rules. There are rules and limits to what a person can do that have evolved over the years.

Many eons ago when government and religion were one in the same an ancient document called the 10 commandments became part of major religions. This was as much of a voluntary set of rules people had to live by voluntarily in order for civilization to flourish as it was a directive from God. This is not to say it was not a directive from God. Regardless of whether it was or not, mankind needed to voluntarily abstain from certain behaviors in order for the species to be civilized.

One of the things forbidden was making personal gains by belligerence. Besides providing for optimum output in an economy, the free market concept is the father of peace. In the stone age belligerence was by far the fastest and best way for one group of people the get the most out of a different group of people.

Even in the modern era, the land we all stand on was originally obtained through belligerence. We do have free exchange in the real estate market, but the land we split up and trade was gained by belligerence in the process of becoming part of the United States. National boundaries have historically been determined and defined by the use of force. All national territories have been gained by belligerence.

Free markets are the economies of peace. Various forms of socialism are based on economics of force or belligerence. When socialism is offered as a better system, whether it be top down socialism or classic socialism, well being is achieved by using government to impose one person’s will onto another.

When you hear of a plan to stimulate the economy or to redistribute income by government edict belligerence is being recommended as a better system than peace in determining economic outcomes. There are no exceptions.

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