The Means Determines The End, Facebook

Most of life’s activities are based on the Marxist notion that the end justifies the means. That is not the way it works. In natural law the wrong means guarantees a negative outcome. So, the end that Marxists have taught is worth any means necessary, is not really achievable unless there is a moral means of getting there.

The world is discovering that in building its business, facebook has lied and cheated more than they have done anything else. So are facebook’s glory days over? Natural law says they are.

No one knows why natural law works. But, it works flawlessly.

A nation which uses the “end justifies the means” philosophy is guaranteed to lose ground. Our wars for profit all over the globe will eventually impact the entire United States population very negatively.

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Guns Shootings, Parents Not Worried

Are new gun laws needed? American parents don’t thinks so.
This new round of gun control debate started following the latest school shooting. Has anyone noticed that parents are not pulling their kids out of school?

Apparently the chance of getting an education, as illusive as it might be, is a great enough incentive that parents are o.k. with exposing their children to the prospect of getting mowed down by gunfire at school. Statistically there is not much chance of that happening.

Parents do have some control but they don’t wish to use it. So, if parents are not concerned enough to remove their kids from school, why is everyone so anxious to have new gun laws when there is not much chance the the new laws will be enforced anyway? Yes, parents can be prosecuted under truancy laws. Life has trade offs. Given enough danger the risk of prosecution should be worth it.

Clearly, there is a new platform for virtue signaling and folks are jumping on it.

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Planning A War

While Americans are playing gotcha in echo chambers and are upset at names different groups are calling one another, the world is marching towards war.

Based on fantasy free observations this is what is happening. Why a war? The war effort is so that a small number of people can control the world’s natural resources. The United States is assisting that consortium. Patriots don’t care what a war is for. Their role is to fight for the country they identify with regardless.

We have less than adequate information about what other countries can and will do. Our intelligence agencies have morphed into being just government jobs. Their concern is what is good for them as employees and has little to do with protecting the country.

Other countries are planning a preemptive strike against the United States. Why would they be planning such a thing? When countries are convinced they are going to be attacked no matter what, that is what they do.  Some of our allies are part of this group. I don’t know which ones but many are our friends because they are afraid of us.

What do we know about some of these other countries? The value they put on individual lives is less than what we do. They will be willing to take huge losses of lives in order to defeat us. We have better technology. They have more soldiers. I say we have better technology but we really don’t know what they have. Our intelligence agencies are corrupt so we may know very little.

What are our chances? Our chances of winning are very good but there is no guarantee. But, it won’t be worth it no matter what. Who is standing on the moral high ground. We will be fighting to control natural resources and that is not a sound moral reason. Natural law which never fails tells us that an action that begins on the basis of an immoral incentive will have a negative outcome. War for profit is the current U.S. standard and that actually is immoral.

So, the next war will be one we will be sorry we participated in. The trade war has already started. Mostly trade wars just buy some time before the shooting starts.

During the last presidential election there was a big surprised. The world’s smart people all agreed that Hillary Clinton would win. She lost. Smart people don’t always know what they are assumed to know. A war with Russia and or China is something we might actually lose because our smart people may not know as much as they have convinced everyone they know. The pretense of knowledge pays the same or more than genuinely knowing.

What do we know? I don’t know about others but I understand human nature. I also know that world leaders are sociopaths and I know what sociopaths are likely to do when they get the chance.

American citizens have the duty to rein in the military. The military gets its authority from the sovereign. If you are a citizen you have authority over the military. If you question what the military is doing, don’t let anyone diminish you. It is your job to question what the military is doing. If anyone criticizes you for doing so, they are the ones who are wrong, not you. You are just doing your job as a citizen.

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Junk Politics Second Amendment Style

Today’s Second Amendment rights buffs are today’s perpetrators of junk politics. They do with rights what the creationists do with religion. The creationists take a few sentences out of the Old Testament  and make that the issue. That is junk religion. Even if they turned out to be right, so what?

The Second Amendment buffs do the same thing. Owning a gun and knowing how to use one is not an act of patriotism. Once in a great while someone uses a hand gun in self defense. That happens as it should but it is a rare occurrence. Mostly Second Amendment folks just like guns. That is fine but folks are certain that you have no interest in other rights, just gun rights. The nation’s future doesn’t depend on armed citizens holding their ground against the government.

If Second Amendment buffs really loved their country, they would be trying to repeal laws and close government agencies in order to gain back the rights the have already lost. They would lobby hard against practices such as civil asset forfeiture. They would try and prevent forced vaccinations. All other rights are flying out the window. What does that mean? It means the Second Amendment rights buffers simply like guns. That is fine. Just don’t pretend you are doing something for the country because you are not. Your gun rights are completely dependent on all of your other rights which, like the liberals you despise, you bargain away for comfort. Please don’t cry too loudly when somebody from the government shows up and takes your weapons.

Does that mean I support more gun laws? Heck no! I am just explaining why you the Second Amendment buffs are going to lose your fight.href=”http://curbsidejimmy.com/radio/The%20Grazin%20Is%20Good.mp3″>

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Up No Matter What Days

With central banks at the helm, certain stock market days are of the up no matter what variety. Up no matter what days consist of squeezing shorts, assuring corporate buy back buyers the Fed has their back and if necessary, central banks buying the balance to make sure it all goes up no matter what.

Ordinary herdsters never override their reptilian brains. Until there is nothing left of them but a bloody pulp, they treat all stock market price movements as organic. As long as friends of the Fed are operating at a profit, there really is no way to short a stock, place a stop and make a profit. If you are a retail trader, your firm is an open book with respect to the friends of the Fed who run your stops. Guess what, your firm wants your stop to be run.

The highly esteemed minds of traders cannot fathom that more goes on outside of the formal system than ever takes place within it. The dialog off the record between the Fed, friends to the Fed, corporate buyers and foreign central banks is constant. Laws are enforced selectively and ignored depending on who it is who is violating them.

So, when does one go short? Until friends of the Fed cut and run there will no way to make a profitable short sale. When will they cut and run? They won’t as long as the Federal Reserve can guarantee them risk free profits. Corporate buybacks will also continue as long as they are convinced the Fed has their backs.

 

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The Myth of Representation

What is missing is the incentive to represent. Human beings have one general incentive, self interest. When an election takes place voters assume they will be represented when their selection takes office. The person elected is actually acquiring a licenses to exploit the citizens and pedal influence.

Surprisingly this process is never noticed. Citizens are confounded that those they elect completely ignore their wishes when they take office. How is this possible in a country full of brilliant and sentient people? The fact is that they are not brilliant and sentient? Folks are engaging in herd behavior and not actually thinking, though they insist they are.

The individual feels so important within himself, he cannot fathom that others see him as only a resource. The best way to take advantage of another person is to exploit his since of self importance. This is one of those cases where the way things are defined and the they work in practice are completely different. That is why in my Fantasy Free approach to economics, I study people in institutions according to how they function only. How they are defined is completely meaningless. Mainstream economics is built on myths about human behavior and thus offers traps rather than solutions.

Representation is possible but not in the way American’s go about their deluded political lives. The belief is “We are special so anyone we elect will naturally take care of us.” To get representation voters have to apply constant pressure and throw lawmakers out of office the minute they don’t do what is expected of them. Doing it any other way is not much different than wearing a sign around that says kick me.

 

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The Trade War

War is natural. At one time war was all there was. War came first. Peace came second. The practice of trade evolved as a substitute for belligerence. Between nations, trade is still war but without bloodshed in the immediate time frame. Force is introduced or increased when the country which perceives itself as strongest fails to get what it wants by peaceful means. The force used is that of tariffs. Normally a bloody war breaks out as the war is escalated.

President Trump is placing tariffs on foreign goods and services, largely Chinese. The Chinese are responding in kind. The Chinese have other options but war always makes the most sense to world leaders. Suppose the Chinese responded by unilaterally removing any trade restrictions already in place. As a completely free trade nation, China would rapidly surpass the United States as an economic power. That won’t happen!

Chances are outright bloody war will follow. Ordinary people around the globe need to prepare.

What do we know about World War III in the United States? Gladly the shooting has not started already so their is still time for ordinary citizens to rein in their governments. In all of history that has never happened but it is still a possibility worth mentioning.

We know there are contingency plans by other countries for a preemptive strike against the United States. Our own intelligence agencies are corrupt. There is a question as to how much good information we actually have as to what other countries are doing militarily. As a country, we have participated in two world wars. The first was unnecessary and discretionary.  In the second we were not totally innocent but we were more right than wrong. When and if World War III breaks out, we cannot this time claim our motives are on the high ground. When a nation is not guided by righteousness and is feared by friends as well as foes, there is not much way to decide who will be allies on which side. Make no mistake. Trade war is real war.

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School Shootings Where are the Parents?

In aggregations of people, the reptilian brain makes all decisions. The reptilian brain does not reason things out. Once something is deemed a fact within the reptilian brain, it is generally teated as a fact no matter what.

Early in our country’s history, it was decided that all children need a high school education. A minimum level of academic knowledge is considered essential for survival in the modern world. Years ago the reptilian brains of parents everywhere received the message that this minimum level of academic knowledge is available in the public school system. There was a time when this was true. Since nothing held in the reptilian brain ever changes that notion is still what decides how parents think of schools. They do believe their children are being education. Today it doesn’t happen. The majority of high school students make no academic gains during their entire exposure to high school.  A little learning seems to take place but it is incidental to the school experience and is related more to growing older.

Lets suppose parents are worried that their sons and daughters might die in a mass school shooting. They might reason that the education factor is strong enough to put their children at risk of being mowed down in gunfire. Would they reason any differently if they brought the larger part of their brain into commission? What is the point in putting a child at risk of being killed in school if they aren’t learning anything anyway? The larger brain can override the reptilian brain and does on rare occasion. Usually it is activated by stress.

If parents started removing their kids from school because of school violence, the whole problem would disappear. Why? Schools receive a huge dollar amount from the government for each child who attends on a given day. When parents pull their kids out, the money is not received. This is why schools are so strict with attendance. They lose big time when students don’t show up. No, there is not a direct connection between attendance and the chance of violence. But, self interest is an amazing thing. Solutions evolve almost magically from unexpected sources when the goals of self interest are at stake.

There are truancy laws. Parents might get thrown in jail for removing students from schools. The question has to be asked, which is better, going to jail or exposing a child to the danger of attending school? It does need to be noted that statistically there is still very little chance of anyone being mowed down with gunfire at a school.

 

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Stock Market Crash What to Expect

First, a crash is not a guarantee. The market will suffer a catastrophic loss regardless. The question is, how long will it take to get to the bottom?

As long as the political structure stays in place, a crash will not occur. Remember, this particular market is driven by a political agenda. What good is political power? Political power is the world’s best way to enrich oneself. As long as the political power structure says intact central banks are obligated to support stock prices. Buying enough stock to keep the market from crashing is an easy task. Central banks will not stop supporting asset prices on their own.

As I am writing this, the political structure of the world is unraveling. So, the chances of an actual crash are increasing.

Odds are it will be telegraphed before the U.S. open. If you are a retail customer, the trading platform you are using will not be available for at least most of the day. This won’t be because of too much online traffic. It will be by design to keep retail stock holdings from having a chance to hit the market. Financial sites will operate inefficiently or not at all so as to slow down the flow of information. The averages will be reported just like they are on any other day.

There are a few folks who hold bearish positions that will be profitable during a decline. Profits will accumulate rapidly. Chances are that the rules will change. Profitable bear ETF trades will probably be undone. Windfall profits on downside trades will be disallowed. Banks will fail. Brokerage firms will fail also. It will be difficult for traders to get their hands on money that is rightfully theirs. I have said that stimulus is theft many times. It stands to reason that a 40+ year old theft initiative will be polished off with one last astronomical theft.

Will anyone go to jail? Certainly somebody will but rounding up all of the stimulus thieves will be harder to do than it was to round up all of the guilty NAZIs after WWII. It is not hard to notice that laws are now enforced according to political criteria and do not automatically apply to everyone. Crime and government have completely merged. There really is no one in Washington who has an incentive to enforce laws. The public knows all of this but doesn’t care. All of the ingredients needed to cause a complete breakdown in the country are in place and ready to fall.

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Larry Kudlow, a Fantasy Free Look

Larry Kudlow will now be head of the National Economic Council. What do we know about Larry Kudlow? First what do we need to know? Kudlow is a mainstream economists. That means he favors massive government intervention in the economy. Being a mainstream economist, he skips the fact that economics is the study of the survival of the human species in the secular world. Natural law trumps any human inspired theory. Kudlow will use no natural law. Kudlow will also adhere to the erroneous assumptions about human nature that all pedigreed economists make.

Kudlow has been a member of the news media for many years. The news media is financed through advertising. The news media offers a platform where customers can tell lies in attempts to increase their profit. What is advertising other than glamorized lying?  By studying natural law, we know that there will never be a positive outcome generated by an activity that starts with an act of dishonesty. Does Kudlow tell lies? Of course he does.

Kudlow will be exactly what the Deep State is looking for. From reading we know he is a great believer in supply side theory. He sees stimulus as a role for government to play. Stimulus by government is never anything but theft. If you have money and political power, stimulus is a way to have government stimulate others in ways that make your business even more profitable. The costs to others is never calculated.

So, what do we know about Larry Kudlow? As a card carrying member of the human race, he will be acting out of self interest.  Because he has been so successful working in the media he is not bothered by dishonesty. Because he subscribes to mainstream economic theory, we know he is clueless as to the way the world really works.

But, for the right price he will help you the citizen get what you want from others provided you have adequate money and political power.

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