Archive for January, 2017

Prediction: Trump wins black vote in 2020

January 24, 2017

If you haven’t heard, the manufacturing unions have all switched to support President Trump. He withdrew the TPP, a terrible trade agreement that would harm America and American jobs, and he listened to industry leaders and union bosses on why they aren’t hiring more people and building more factories. Already he’s signed executive orders to reduce the regulatory burdens and expedite environmental reviews.

It’s only been 2 working days with Trump in office, but already he’s gained the favor of a huge component of the Democratic Party.

My prediction is that before long, we’ll see President Trump pushing issues that the black community cares about. Rather than just pander to people based on skin color, he’s going to work with people who know what it takes to revitalize the inner cities, reduce crime, and increase prosperity for all. We already have Jesse Jackson praising the president’s inauguration speech, and we have Martin Luther King III supporting his agenda. He’s met with Steve Harvey and he’s getting Dr. Ben Carson engaged.

The thing about President Trump is that he isn’t a divider. He knows how to handle people that are consumed by politics. He simply doesn’t care for it. You can call yourself black or white, union or capitalist, democrat or republican, and he’s going to treat you the same.

This is what America needs right now, more than anything else. As a conservative, I could care less whether President Trump pushes my agenda forward or not. If conservatism fails for the next 8 years but we finally learn to talk to each other without hating each other, that is a big win. See, conservatism cannot be enforced on anyone. It must come from the grassroots. The president is showing people what I truly feel about the people around me. I don’t care your background or your persuasions. Just give me some time to listen to your problems, and let me tell you how the solution to those problems are right within your grasp, and you don’t even need to win elections to obtain them.

Noteworthy is that so far, the president’s agenda has been empowering the people and disempowering the government. It doesn’t matter how he disempowers the government at this point, anything is good, and the more the better. Government is exactly what we need less of, and that’s what he is giving us. For so long conservatives have been pointing out how government, the trust in government, the dependence on government, is the root of almost all the problems we face in society today. (I can tell you why people are turning to government — it has to do with family and the breakdown of the American family. If families were strong, people don’t need the government, and socialists know that.)

Anyway, I make a prediction: Donald Trump will win the re-election in 2020 because blacks will vote for him in droves. Unions will vote for him in droves. The only people who won’t vote for him are beltway insiders and bureaucrats. I don’t know who the democrats are going to put forward in 4 years, but I can’t imagine anyone who can win their home state if things continue the way they have for the past two days.

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Just a few words…

January 23, 2017

One, if you haven’t noticed, the democratic party is dead. D-E-A-D dead. It’s over for them. Who is there to support them anymore, and what power and credibility do they have?

Two, the people protesting Donald Trump are all, universally, complete and utter fools and idiots. I’ll waste no space in debating this further, but if an honest-to-gosh protester wants to debate me in the comments, I’m game. Your goal is to convince the world that you are not an idiot and a fool.

Three, I can see something so clearly now that I could not before: Trump is literally an angel from heaven, a divinely-appointed man with a mission from God. I compare him to people like those in the Bible who conquered Israel at God’s command. He is a tool in God’s hand. You don’t have to be a saint or even believe in God to be a tool in his hand. But here we are! The arm of God is revealed, if you just open your eyes, it is plain as day.

Watching his press secretary speak, listening to Trump speak, watching the few things he’s done, has convinced me that God is pouring out his wrath upon the liberals and the tyrants in our country as we speak. Everyone and everything that was set against individual liberty and the right of man to worship freely and raise their families in peace, those things are going to go away. Everything they do to discredit Trump backfires. I mean, Trump’s advisor says “alternate facts” on national media, and next thing I know, it’s being used to discredit the national media. This was yet another “47%” moment, and it yet again backfired. I mean it when I say it: Trump can literally do no wrong right now. His team is made of greased kevlar. I honestly would not want to consider trying to take them down. It is simply impossible to do by mortal hands.

To those who hate Trump: Listen carefully to what the man has to say. Listen! He is not speaking the language of division. He never once calls democrats or republicans or anyone else but those who have fought him his enemies, and he never once was unwilling to forgive and forget. Trump simply doesn’t care about politics and he doesn’t care about who side you are on or were on. You’re an American, and that’s all that matters to him.

His line from the inauguration: “When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice!” This is the liberty bell’s clarion ring! You who see government as us vs. them will never, ever understand this message. Don’t even bother trying. The rest of us know exactly what it says, and we know exactly what we must do. You cannot win against us. It is impossible for hate to trump love, to use your own words.

I don’t know what 2018 or 2020 will look like, but I am pretty sure of one thing: People won’t care what party you belong to anymore. They are going to judge you based on whether you are with Trump or not. Do you consider America as the most important country? Do you want to establish and reestablish our ancient philosophy and religion that made us who we are? Then you are on Trump’s side. If not, you’re still on his side even when you don’t think you are. You are only isolating yourself from everyone else.

I never thought I’d live to see the day we live in. Something amazing has happened, and I can’t believe it myself even though I am watching it happen. There is an electricity like nothing else I’ve ever felt, except perhaps when Reagan was first inaugurated and when he ran for re-election.

There is a scripture, I don’t know where it is at the moment, but it basically says in the millennium, Satan will be bound and people will laugh at him, asking, “Was this the guy who caused all those wars and made people fearful?” I’m looking at Hillary and I can’t imagine that she was ever a force to be reckoned with, that the movement she was representing was anything more than a bunch of hollow people behind hollower masks. Was the democratic party really that frightening? Did I really believe that Obama and all of the democrats working with him could even cause a minor wound to America?

Welcoming Back Monarchy to the Constitutional Federal Government

January 19, 2017

The Founding Father’s genius in the constitution is not just paying lip-service to the natural rights of man, but in setting up an institution that would perpetually defend it with little or no bloodshed.

The Constitution establishes a government made up of 3 branches but 5 parts:

  1. The Executive
  2. The Legislative
  3. The Judicial
  4. The States
  5. The People

For many years, we have struggled with finding the right balance. That is why our government is so oppressive and why we have gone so far off track.

Donald Trump, I believe, will restore the Executive Branch to what it should be. He will act like a king, something this country has needed for a long, long time.

To wit, here are some characteristics of kings that make them very well suited for running a country:

  1. They make decisions quickly, after consulting with experts.
  2. They hold themselves accountable for the general welfare of the country.
  3. They ignore partisan politics and act solely according to what they think is best. They are incorruptible.
  4. They represent all people, equally, rather than a few small groups of people.
  5. They have no concern about democracy.
  6. They have no concern for tradition.
  7. They are full of passion, such as patriotism and even anger and revenge.

Of course, many of these attributes make them less suited for leadership. Nevertheless, no one can deny that kings and monarchs have, for many millennia, lead successful countries. What brought down monarchies in the modern age is not so much the kings themselves, but the bureaucracies that grew around them as people began to rely more and more on state power.

I am no monarchist. I do not think monarchy is the ideal structure. However, I believe monarchists have a lot of good points, points we ignore at our own peril. Go visit some monarchist forums and pay close attention to what they say. There is a reason why it is not a small movement. I believe conservatism should include monarchists by definition. While we may not agree on having a king, we do agree on why a king is a good thing.

Now, how can Donald Trump restore the executive? Why, he is going to act more like a king and less like a bureaucrat, a partisan, or worse, a manager.

  1. Donald Trump makes decisions, decisively, and quickly. He consults with experts.
  2. Donald Trump holds himself personally accountable for his actions. He has said he will “Make America Great Again.” If, after 4 or 8 years, America is not great again, he will have no one to blame but himself.
  3. Donald Trump is no republican, and he is no democrat. He attacks people on both sides of the aisle, and is willing to work with anyone. Literally, he cannot be bribed because there is nothing he cannot buy.
  4. Donald Trump has been very careful not to make himself out to be a “conservative” president, or a “republican” president. He repeatedly emphasizes that no matter whether you supported him or not, you will be reaping the benefits of his administration. He is setting himself up as a representative of the entire country, not a small subsection of that country.
  5. Donald Trump has shown little or no concern for the polls and the opinion makers. I don’t think he cares one whit whether he is popular or not, as long as he can get the things he wants done, done. We saw this repeatedly on the campaign trail when he said things that were obviously offensive to the majority of people, but things that needed to be said regardless.
  6. Donald Trump doesn’t show any concern about tradition. For instance, he is kicking people out of the press pool and doing things his way. His inauguration is much more modest than his predecessor’s.
  7. Donald Trump regularly displays passion, and not in a fake way. Donald Trump talks like a person, a person personally invested in America’s self-interest.

Next up, how we can get the other 4 branches playing their roles again. The great thing about having an executive like Donald Trump is that the only way to stop him is by getting these branches to do their jobs.

  • The legislative needs to exercise absolute oversight over the executive. If Donald Trump acts in such a way that people demand congress review all of his actions, all the better!
  • The legislative also needs to focus on writing fair and just laws, laws that will not only restrain Donald Trump but laws that apply to all.
  • The Judicial needs to get out of the business of writing laws and into the business of weighing individual cases. Hopefully, Donald Trump will challenge the court’s usurpation of legislative authority. It seems it takes a president to stand up to the courts.
  • The states need to assume their role as states. We are a federal system, where there is no “one government to rule them all”, but several governments, each with their own domain. If Donald Trump were to make a power-grab for the authority of the cities or states, hopefully people will be bold enough to stand up against him, and clearly define the limits of the federal government.
  • The people, I think, have learned that they do have power in numbers, that they are indeed a force to be reckoned with. The issue is that the people need a leader, and I think Donald Trump is just such a leader who can harness the power of the people for good.

It remains to be seen what will happen, but if Donald Trump ends up bringing the branches of government back into balance, we all win, bigly.

One more comment: Sometimes it doesn’t matter *who* leads, as long as *someone* leads.

Logic, Science, and Religion

January 19, 2017

“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord;” (Isaiah 1:18) Modern revelation adds “let us reason together that ye may understand” (D&C 50:10)

I gave a talk last Sunday to two wards, and I felt I needed to put these thoughts together in a blog post that the world could see and comment. (I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.)

I believe that God wants us to engage him intellectually, logically and reasonably. Indeed, that’s what Jesus did when he was on the earth: He engaged his opponents with reason and logic. It was a scribe who saw that Jesus was reasoning that asked the great question: “Which is the first commandment of all?” (Mark 12) Jesus answered that question, of course: Love God, Love your neighbor.

So let us reason together.

My background is physics. I earned by BS in 2000. I did pretty well in physics, I think, and got a better grade than pretty much anyone else. I aced the tests, and I really enjoyed myself. I tell you this not to brag, but to quell any kind of ad hominem logical fallacy.

Let’s talk about logic.

600 years BC, we had Socrates going around Athens asking questions: “What is piety? What is virtue? What is beauty?” He was killed for asking these questions, but his disciple Plato wrote some of the things down and Plato’s disciple Aristotle kept the tradition alive. I think we can credit Aristotle for the founding of science. Aristotle’s disciple Alexander conquered the world, and that’s why the New Testament is written in Greek, so these people literally changed the world.

It wasn’t until about the 1300s that Europe rediscovered the ancients, but more importantly, they began to question again. We call this the Renaissance. 300 years later, more or less, we have Renee Descartes (pronounced de-cart). He is credited as being the father of modern science.

Before I go any further, let’s talk about what logic really is. Logic starts with assumptions. Then you apply logical manipulations to these statements and get a conclusion. That’s all it is. Without any assumptions, there is no logic to do.

If you don’t like the conclusions, then you question the assumptions or you question the logic itself. If there was an error, you expose it. But logic in and of itself is cold and uncaring. Give it a set of assumptions, and it will give you a set of conclusions.

What should be our assumptions? In religious terms, what should we believe, having nothing else as a foundation?

Renee Descartes struggled with this question, as we all must, and discovered some interesting things. First, he could not trust his senses. For all he knew, the universe we live in itself may not be real. We could be living in The Matrix. But the one thing he knew was this: “I think, therefore I am.” In other words, the fact that he could question and analyze meant that he existed.

To Christians and Jews, “I AM” is a very special phrase. When Moses asked God how he should tell the children of Israel that he was sent by God, God told Moses: Tell them, “I AM THAT I AM”. “I AM” is a name for God.

It is Christianity that gave us the idea that man and God are not so different after all. Jesus Christ bridged the gap, and if we follow him, we too can become like God, joint-heirs with Christ. (Do I need to expound on this? It is plainly in the Bible.)

So perhaps Descartes knew that he was really saying, “I think, therefore GOD”.

Regardless, Renee Descartes put together the foundations of science, which I think of as:

  1. The universe exists.
  2. Logical laws govern the universe, absolutely.
  3. Mankind can understand those laws.
  4. However, we are flawed.
  5. But we can test our ideas against reality.
  6. By testing ideas against reality, we can distinguish truth from error about the nature of the universe.

Let me add God back into the equation to show you where these ideas came from and why it had to be a Christian like Descartes that came up with them:

  1. We can’t know that the universe exists, but God created it, so it must.
  2. God governs the universe, and he is logical and reasonable, so the universe must be too. The only disobedient thing in the universe is man.
  3. God and man are not so different, and man is destined to become like God, which requires understanding God, which requires understanding the laws that govern the universe.
  4. Since we are fallible and mortal, we make a lot of mistakes. Mistakes are not permanently fatal, and we can repent and change over time, though.
  5. If we experiment and test our ideas with the universe, we can see if they are right or wrong. “By their fruits ye shall know them”, in Jesus’ words.
  6. This process can be repeated endlessly.

All of the founding members of modern science were Christian. Yes, we had fantastic contributions from people all over the world and from all faiths, but ultimately, it took Christians to bring these ideas home and to push human thought into modern science. None can argue against this.

Moving along, I want to point out a few things.

Science is simply a set of assumptions, assumptions that work really, really well. What are your assumptions going to be? Are you going to assume, as ancient man, that the universe is arbitrary and ruled by the passions of elite gods? Or are you going to use these assumptions?

What assumptions or beliefs are good and which are bad? Can we not test assumptions and beliefs just like we can test scientific theories?

Let me share some assumptions that I have that have been tremendously beneficial for me. I hope you will find them useful for yourself as well.

  1. This universe, you, humanity, is not a mistake. It was intended to be this way.
  2. It was intended by a God who has infinite love and compassion, and truly understands us and our state and wants us to become like him.
  3. As long as we keep trying to be better and better, as long as we leave our sins behind us and move forward, we can become more and more like God, and that’s OK.

Now, I want to mention one thing: God gave us free will, the freedom to choose our own set of assumptions. He cannot force us to accept one set of assumptions or another, but he can show us the consequences of those assumptions.

Some people talk about belief as if it were like getting hit by a truck on the freeway. God doesn’t work this way. It is more like an invitation. Sometimes he sends you a card in the mail. Sometimes he knocks on the front door. Sometimes he gives you a ring on the telephone. But in every instance, he merely asks you to believe. He never forces you. Now, some of us say things like “After such-and-such an experience, I couldn’t help but believe” but this really is not true. We could’ve equally chalked up those experiences to random chance or coincidence. We chose to attribute those experiences to God, nothing more. Ultimately, it’s all up to us what we choose to believe and choose to see.

Alma taught about the seed of faith, how we have to plant and nourish it and it will grow until it gives you fruit, namely, eternal life. (Alma 32) I won’t revisit the entire story, you can do that on your own time.

What I will say is this. When we have a seed, and we nourish it, and it dies, it could be because it was a bad seed, or it could be because we didn’t nourish it properly. Many of us, throughout our lives, find our seeds of faith wilting or dying. I’m here to tell you that’s ok. God gave us time on this earth to explore and change and grow. Sometimes we have what we think is a good seed but it turns out it’s not so good. Besides, if it is a good seed but we’re just bad gardeners, it doesn’t mean we should neglect the rest of the plants in our garden.

If you’re one of those who doesn’t have any plants in their gardens yet, start planting some seeds and watering them! That’s the only way you can get plants. You won’t get plants by hoping or wishing. It takes getting your hands dirty and finding new seeds. And patience. If you’ve ever planted a seed in a cup with a little kid, you know that it’s just when the kid is about to give up and throw it away that the seed will sprout.

If you’re one of those who had lots of beautiful plants but, through neglect or just by picking bad seeds, those plants are dying, the answer is to find new seeds and plant them.

If you’re one of those with a beautiful garden with lots of flourishing plants, go get some more seeds! We need to keep adding to our faith so that we can gain all good things, not just some of them.

In all cases, go get more seeds, go plant those seeds, and nourish them. And meanwhile, don’t forget the plants you already have. Someday, if we keep this up, we will see we have a beautiful garden with *all* the good plants, all of them bearing fruit.

I like to talk about how when I was a young child, I believed young child things, and that was good enough for me when I was a young child. When I became a teenager, the young child things didn’t work anymore, so I had to go relearn the gospel as a teenager, which was good. But when I became a young adult, those teenager beliefs didn’t satisfy me anymore and I had to go relearn the gospel again to believe in things that were good for me as a young adult. And now that I am a father with teenagers of my own, those young adult things don’t work and so I need father-of-teenager beliefs. I imagine when I am 80 years old I’ll have yet a different set of beliefs. It isn’t so much that what I learned as a child was wrong, but that those simply aren’t the things I need today. We should expect that as we grow and change, our beliefs must grow and change with me. That’s why we need to keep learning and keep studying and praying and changing.

Let me tell you an example. When you are a teenager, you see your parents and how wrong they are about things, but as an older adult, I don’t care about that so much anymore. We’re all flawed, and we all have errors and it’s no use to beat each other up because we are wrong about something. It’s so much more important to have peace and calm and share love one with another than point out each other’s faults. I couldn’t see that as a teenager, and I don’t expect other teenagers to either, but as a middle-aged man, I am beginning to understand that crystal-clear. I imagine when I am 80, I’ll understand it even better, or perhaps even understand it in a different way.

Sometimes we hear about how science and religion are diametrically opposed to one another. This is an example of a false dichotomy, a logical fallacy where you say either one or the other can be true, but not both.

The founders of modern science were all Christian. To say that modern science opposes Christianity is simply absurd. Christianity created modern science, and modern science is based on it, as I have already shown. Indeed, if anything, modern science *is* Christianity.

Sometimes scientists come up with strange ideas that are contrary to Christianity, but really, who cares? Science is all about testing out strange ideas. The history of physics is a history of error. I can name so many smart people that believed wrong things, from Einstein saying “God does not play dice!” (He does), to Maxwell and Ether Theory, to Newton saying light is made of particles, to Rutherford believing in the plum pudding model of the atom until he saw alpha particles bounce of gold foil. If there’s anything I learned studying physics, it’s that whatever we believe about science today is probably wrong. It’s just a matter of time until we figure out how it is wrong.

But that idea — believing in a scientific theory — what is the point? Can Quantum Mechanics bind a wounded heart? Can Electrodynamics tell you how to treat your teenage kid? How can understanding the Second Law of Thermodynamics give you the right words to say to your wife to save your marriage? Do you see the powerlessness of science compared to religion?

I believe we should also approach religion scientifically. We should test our beliefs out, keep the good ones, reject the bad ones, and continually search for better ones. We should be praying for guidance and new ideas, we should be searching the scriptures, we should be walking circumspectly before God. Our church is a big church. We invite all, no matter what they believe, to be with us and worship with us, to grow with us, to be part of us. We have time here on earth to work through this all. It’s what we’re here for. We trust God knows what he is doing better than we do. We’re a hospital of sinners, not a museum of saints.

Finally, I want to end with my testimony. I know God is real. He answers my prayers. If you want to know for yourself about God, pour your own heart and soul out to him. Tell him how you really feel about him, whether good or bad. He’s a big boy. He can take it. He understands you better than you can understand yourself. I know that God answers those prayers. He will answer yours.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Self-control and Sex Ed

January 18, 2017

So, I had a thought. If we can’t trust teenagers to keep their pants on, why can we trust them to practice “safe sex”?

In my mind, we would be better off teaching them (a) your passions are really, really strong, and (b) you control them by not letting them engage in the first place. That is, stay away from anything that might stir up those emotions. And when you feel those emotion stirred up, get away.

We should also teach our children that these feeling are not bad. They just have to be used properly. Namely, marry young, stay married, have lots and lots of … kids, and well, you’ll figure out the rest as you’ll have plenty of time together to experiment with each other.

If children looked forward to marriage as the time when they can safely and comfortably express their inner desires, then we would have a lot more married couples, a lot less heartbreak, and we wouldn’t have the problem of teen pregnancy.

A Post-Racial Society

January 18, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr’s dream was a nation where we didn’t see each other as black and white, but we looked at each other’s character.

It’s sad to say we’re a long way off of that dream.

It takes two things to make this a reality:

  1. Stop associating with your own skin color.
  2. Stop associating others with their skin color.

One of the worst symptoms of the failures of MLK’s dream is that this word, “racism”, has lost all meaning. It used to mean those people who couldn’t see past one’s race. Now it means anyone who is white, or disagrees with a black person on literally anything.

Thankfully, we live in an age when calling someone a “racist” is the same as calling them a “poo-poo head”. Perhaps we can start addressing the issue of racial politics now that we can’t just call each other names.

Can you have Christian Morality without Christ?

January 8, 2017

I puzzle over atheists and agnostics and others who claim to live up to Christian morals but reject Christ. I can’t help but think they are only picking up those morals that are convenient and shiny and leaving the rest behind.

To wit, Christian morals boil down to this:

  • None of us are perfect. Not even close.
  • But that’s ok, because when we make mistakes, we can repent through Christ and try again.
  • If we’re ever going to do anything right, it’s when we follow Christ’s example.
  • Even then, if we’re not doing it out of perfect love for God and our neighbor, we’re hypocrites and need to go back to step 1.

The point of it all is that ultimately, moral behavior is not the point of Christian morality. That’s not the goal, even though it is a happy side-effect. The point of Christian morality is to reconcile oneself with God. We are mortal, fallen creatures, and God is perfect in every way, and there is an infinite divide between our current state and his state, a divide that can only be crossed by Christ.

Christians who grasp this concept realize that there is nothing they can do to repay Christ, that their salvation is entirely dependent on Christ and nothing else. There is nothing they can do to qualify for God’s love. There is nothing they can do except receive it into their lives.

Such people live a life of peace and happiness and rest. In such a state, where all worry is removed, where all sins are atoned for, the individual can focus on only the most important things: Loving God and loving each other. The Christians quest, therefore, is not perfect obedience to God’s laws, but a change in heart, a change in perspective, a change in belief, a change in direction, to align our will with God’s.

Christians who adhere to this morality no longer worry about whether such-and-such behavior is congruent with God. We don’t look at people and say, “That person is going to hell, that person is going to heaven.” We know who we were before Christ changed us, and so we view people as “Yet to discover Christ” and “already discovered and received Christ.”

It puzzles me that people look at the Christians and see our good works, our charity, our service, our high moral lifestyle, or our impregnable character, and they think that is what makes us Christian. It’s the same as watching a Cargo Cult. All the bamboo flight control towers are powerless to bring any airplanes in.

You may claim to be living up to Christian standards without believing in or receiving Christ, but all you are doing is what Christ called hypocrisy, AKA, acting. You’re exactly like the Pharisees that Christ was so violently opposed to, walking around pretending to be good but inwardly are wholly disobedient and unworthy before God.

I honestly wonder, sometimes, what people mean when they say they have Christian morals but reject Christ. Do you read the Word of God in the Bible? Do you pray in your heart and mind and from time to time on your knees? Do you beg God for forgiveness, or ask for him to manifest his perfect love in your heart? Do you pray for your enemies, do good to them that persecute you and abuse you, and turn the other cheek when smitten? Do you strive to obey the commandments not because you know they are important but simply because you love God and love your neighbor?

Or are you just acting out a fantasy and think that a token donation here and a smile and nod there will somehow give you the same things that Christians daily receive?

Please, do not be fooled. Do not be deceived about what it is that a Christian is, what it is we believe, or what it is Christ showed us. Do not confuse us and our culture and Western Civilization with Christianity. Those things came from Christianity, but they are not the same things. Do not think that your vain efforts to preserve the products of Christianity without preserving Christianity will do any better than any other society has done in the history of the world.

I beg of you, get on your knees and pray to know Christ for yourself, to have all your sins taken away and to have your heart changed so that you to, can be reborn, your stony heart replaced with a fleshy one, and you can feel what it is we feel for you for yourself and for others.

The Liberal’s Record of Misogyny

January 6, 2017

I’m reading The Eugenics Plot of the Minimum Wage and I realize something: Liberals, leftists, democrats, have been trying to disempower not just minorities but women and children as well. This has been going on for over a century now.

Everything the left accuses the right of being and doing, they themselves are and have done. In psychology, this is called projection: We see in others what we see in ourselves.

The heritage of freedom we inherited from our Founding Fathers laid the basis of an economic and political system that truly frees people from the manipulation and control of others. Here in America, that meant women, children, minorities, all were empowered to choose their own destiny. Despite the oppressive culture of hate and shame that democrats forced on women and minorities, as long as republicans, or rather, conservatives ran the political system, they were free to thrive as much as they liked.

Because the system conservatives have built is so effective in liberating people from their would-be tyrants, it is opposed on all fronts. One of the ways that you can interfere with freedom is by imposing a minimum wage. Minimum wages don’t give people raises. Only an increase in the value of their labor can earn them a raise. No, minimum wage denies access to the labor market to those who don’t already possess the necessary skills: The less-desirables that the eugenicists wanted to eliminate, the minorities that the democrats want to enslave.

The quickest way to turn thugs in gangs in the inner city into valuable employees is to eliminate the minimum wage. Those who would rather run their own business then be employed by someone else could also be freed by a lowering or elimination of taxes, along with deregulation. If a poor, uneducated, improperly raised black youth in the inner city has the freedom to start their own business or to get a job even though they don’t yet have valuable skills, why would they turn to high-risk activities that include violence and criminal behavior? There is a lot more money to be made doing actual work that people want done.

The issue is not and never has been about helping the poor, though. Democrats don’t want to help the poor. They call Obama’s presidency, with its devastating effects on the poor and especially the black population, a success. In other words, they are claiming victory because they accomplished what they wanted to accomplish.

If they truly wanted to help the poor, they would help the poor, with their own money and time, like republicans and conservatives do with their own money and time. If they truly wanted to help the poor, they would spend time getting to know the poor and their life challenges, rather than ensure that their kids attend elite schools.

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

January 5, 2017

We have a problem in America, and it’s pretty easy to see it once you turn off the news and pay attention to what’s really going on. There is a significant population among us who believe they can get away with murder and more because no one will hold them accountable.

Why would we not hold this population to the same standards as everyone else? Why would we tolerate them committing crime upon crime and never hold them to account for them?

It’s the “soft bigotry of low expectations.” The reason why they are held to lower standards is because there is a significant population among us that believes they can never achieve any kind of positive success, and that they are in a lower condition because of past injustices.

The population held to lower standards are blacks and other less desirable minorities. I don’t think they’re less desirable, the democrats and leftists in our country do. They think they can’t achieve the same kind of success that they have achieved, or rather, that they are inferior in some way to the whites and asians in our country.

The solution is simple: When you see this soft bigotry, call it out. Say things like, “If they were white, they would be in prison or worse.” Make it clear that the only reason why they are not held to account is because of their skin color. “If they were white, we would demand they not act like animals.” “If they were white, we would expect them to get a job and be productive members of society.” Carry the message to the end.

Racism does exist in this country, and the blacks and hispanics are the victims of it. Democrats and leftists believe they can never reach civil standards of living like whites and asians, and so they look the other way when they brutally kidnap and torture a disabled white young man, or when they rape and murder and assault other people.

Racism must end, and it ends when we point it out.

Revitalizing the Inner Cities

January 1, 2017

Trump won not because more whites voted for the republican candidate than ever before. No, he won record numbers of blacks and hispanics.

Why?

I think it’s because Donald Trump understands what’s going on in the inner cities where liberals run the show.

Question: If Trump is successful at revitalizing the inner cities by breaking decades of democrat tyranny, will blacks and hispanics living in the inner cities vote for him a second term? Will they vote for like-minded republicans in the future?

Answer: Probably. And that spells the end of the democratic party. If they can’t get the unions to vote for them, if they can’t get the blacks and hispanics and women to vote for them, and if whites and men won’t vote for them, who will vote for them anymore?

Bonus points: What happens when all the states impose voter ID and purge their voter rolls of illegal and double-registered voters? We know that the M.O. if the democratic party has been to steal elections by voting multiple times thanks to lax requirements on voter registration and such.

Triple bonus round: Why have the democrats lost so many seats under Obama? I think the answer to this question points you to an unavoidable truth: The democratic party is rapidly becoming irrelevant, and since they show no signs of trying to change, I wonder who will replace them as the opposition party. I don’t see socialists and environmentalists getting together in another coalition anytime soon.