Poking Sticks at the Russians

There is no such thing as an innocent government. Our concern should be how innocent is the United States? Are solving problems or, are we causing problems?  Like any country, when we engage is something immoral, we create a process where our loss will be greater than anyone else’s even if we gain some benefit in the immediate time frame.  When the United States engages in immorality, we are acting contrary to natural law.

One of the most common themes in ancient writings is, action that begins with an immoral beginning eventually results in a negative outcome. In these kinds of activities, the costs always amount to more than the benefits.  The communists of the twentieth century justified all that was immoral with the slogan “the end justifies the mean.” The free world eventually started using the same reasoning. Guess what? That is opposite of the way things work in the natural world. The means alone determines the outcome. A moral means guarantees an optimum outcome even though the outcome is completely uncertain at the time the task is undertaken.

Remember the Battle Ship Main. The United States falsely accused the Spanish of blowing up the ship in the Havana Harbor. The purpose was to draw the Spanish into a war, take Cuba from them and confiscate their islands in the Pacific. This all followed the U.S. invasion and occupation of Hawaii in 1893. Was this a good deal for the United States? The United States imperialist period marked the beginning of the war for profit approach that is still practiced today. That in itself is completely immoral and will eventually cause us untold grief.

Had the United States not annexed Hawaii, and stolen Spain’s Pacific Islands, there would have been no Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There would have been no Bataan death march.  Chances are the U.S. would have never fought Japan. The Russians would have eventually prevailed in WWII. The United States may not have participated in WWII.

No one knows why natural law works. By the time the 1940s rolled around, our imperialist period had been forgotten. I do not know of one circumstance where natural law has failed to work. Models of natural law are all over ancient scriptures.  Find a story in the Old Testament that parallels a modern occurrence. The modern occurrence will turn out the same general way as the one in the old testament it parallels. So far I haven’t found an exception.

It is foolish to accuse the Russians of doing something they are not doing. It is also irresponsible. The consequences could be extremely sever. It may even be legal for the Russians to try and influence the way Americans vote. I have been a political activist for over 50 years. I don’t remember one presidential election when foreign countries did not try to influence the way our citizens  voted.  This is not a good accusation to be making, even if it is true.

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James Quillian independent scholar,free market economist,and teacher of natural law. Who is James Quillian? Certainly I am nobody special, Just a tireless academic and deep thinker. Besides that, I have broken the code with respect to economics and political science. Credentials? Nothing you would be impressed with. I am not a household name. It is hard to become famous writing that virtually no one in the country is genuinely not in touch with reality. But, if I did not do that, there would be no point in my broking the broken the code. If you read the blog, it is easy to see that there are just a few charts, no math and no quantitative analysis. That is not by accident. Given what I know, those items are completely useless. I do turn out to be highly adept at applying natural law. Natural law has predominance over any principles the social science comes up. By virtue of understanding natural law, I can debunk, in just a few sentences , any theory that calls for intervention by a government. My taking the time to understand the ins and outs of Keynes General Theory is about like expecting a chemistry student to completely grasp all that the alchemists of the middle ages thought they understood in efforts to turn base metals into goal. Keynesian theory clearly calls for complete objectivity. Government can only make political decisions. Keynesian techniques call for economic decisions. So, why go any further with that? Fantasy Free Economics is in a sense a lot like technical analysis. Technical analysis began with the premise that it was impossible to gain enough information studying fundamentals to gain a trading advantage. Study the behavior of investors instead. Unlike technical analysis, I don't use technical charts. What I understand are the incentives of different people and entities active in the economics arena. For example, there is no such thing as an incentive to serve with life in the aggregate. In the aggregate, only self interest applies. It is routinely assumed otherwise. That is highly unappealing. But, I am sorry. That is the way it is. I can accept that because I am genuinely in touch with reality. Step one in using Fantasy Free Economics is for me to understand just how little I really know. A highly credentialed economist may know 100 times what I do based on the standard dogma. Compare the knowledge each of us has compared to all there is to know and we both look like we know nothing at all. There is always more than we don't know than what we do know. I am humble enough to present myself on that basis. Why? That is the way it is. I am not bad at math. I have taught math. What I understand is when to use it and when to rely on something else. Math is useless in natural law so I don't use it. While others look at numbers, I am busy understanding the forces in nature that makes their numbers what they are. That gives me a clear advantage.
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