Saturday, April 18, 2015

There is no me and you - not no more

Vengeance is mine; I will repay

It is mine to avenge.  In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."

And I will punish the unjust for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

And I will lay my vengeance upon the wicked by the hand of the righteous: and they shall do to them according to my anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance.

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine.

All they that devour thee shall be devoured; and all thine adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; and they that spoil thee shall be a spoil, and all that prey upon thee will I give for a prey.

I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I take vengeance upon them.

Vengeance is mine; I will repay, sayeth the Lord.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Enjoy the warmth of the coming spring, for there is a long dark winter on the horizon.

All hope abandon ye who enter here 

Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.

Justice the founder of my fabric mov'd:
To rear me was the task of power divine,
Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.

Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

(From Dante's Divine Comedy)

It is time to batten down the hatches.
Lay in as many supplies as possible. 
Prepare to barricade your doors. 
It is every man for himself.

The era of Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity has come to an end.  We here in America have had a good long run of 200 years – but now it is over.  America is done.  Stick a fork in her.

Freedom, Liberty and Prosperity have been enjoyed by Americans for about 239 years.  Well – not really that long.  Our freedom and liberty have been on a very rapid decline for the past few decades.   Think about the changes that have become glaringly apparent since the last part of the 20th century. 
  • ·         The rise of political correctness. 
  • ·         Rapidly declining educational standards. 
  • ·         Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
  • ·         Rise of the welfare state.
Take a look around. 
·         Uttering any words that refer to a person’s race, color, creed, appearance, ability, disability, sex, political affiliation, education, or zip code, will bring down the wrath of the righteous.  You will be black balled (- oh sorry - can’t say “black” balled - it might offend).

·         The basic education drop-out rate has sky-rocketed.  When I graduated from High School in 1972, there were only three of my classmates out of a class of over 400 that failed to graduate.  In 2009 the nationwide graduation rate is only about 70%.  That would equate to 120 dropouts from that class of ‘72.  Today only about 50% of teenagers graduate or graduate on-time.  It gets even worse.  A very significant percentage of those that do manage to graduate are functionally illiterate.  These kids are not stupid, they are lazy slackers.  Were they born that way?  No, they were nurtured that way by a school system and by parents that through distorted concepts of political correctness and entitlement, don’t want to damage the kid’s tender sensibilities by demanding that they work and achieve.  In misguided attempts to bolster graduation rates, minimum standards are reduced.  Those standards that do exist are then ignored – resulting in high school graduates that cannot read, cannot write, cannot speak, and cannot work.  After all, the very word “FLUNK” is no longer part of the American vocabulary. 

Most anyone can be admitted to college these days.  Institutions of higher learning are churning out ill-equipped graduates nearly as fast as the public High Schools.  Over the past 15 years or so I have had the very distasteful task of mentoring and grooming newly graduated Engineers.  Yes - I said Engineers.  Electrical engineers, chemical engineers, mechanical engineers.  It is rare that I have seen much more than a flicker of understanding when it comes to basic engineering principles, or the ability to apply even the simplest math or physics tools to real-world applications. Remember – these are engineering graduates – supposedly the brightest of the bright with the most rigorous coursework.  Imagine how dull and worthless the liberal arts graduates must be!  Stupid is as stupid does.

·         When something goes wrong, how often does the person responsible step up to the plate and accept responsibility?  Not too often.  It is usually the government’s fault, societies fault, the Democrats fault, the Republicans fault, the bank’s fault, the poor’s fault, etc, etc, etc ad nauseam.

·         There is no need to succeed in school anyway.  Nobody starves in America unless they choose to.  Nobody goes without shelter unless they choose to.  There is no need to work.  Free food and clothing and TV’s and telephones and medical care.  Why bother getting an education?  Why bother getting a job?

Where did this come from?  How did it happen?  How did it happen so fast?

It DID NOT happen so fast!  It has been happening very slowly.  Step by step.  Inch by inch.

There are two paths by which a country or a people can be diverted from independence liberty and freedom to dependence, servitude and slavery.

The first and fastest is outright revolution and violent overthrow of the existing government.  Vladimir Lenin chose this route for the people of Russia at the turn of the 20th Century.  We all know the result. 
The people were subjugated to communist rule.

From everyone according to their abilities, and to each according to their needs. 

This all sounds great from a purely philosophical egalitarian perspective; however in actual practice it results in crushing the individual spirit in favor of the collective.  Without the prospect of a reward for hard work, there is no incentive to excel or achieve.  The USSR imploded in only 60 years. 

The second is subversive infiltration from within.
This is the way of radical insurgent revolutionaries such as Saul Alinsky and Bill Ayers.  They have been at it since the time of Lenin.  Instead of winning the bodies of the people with brute force and violence, they are winning the minds of the people with propaganda and promises of a land of milk and honey.  Milk and honey taken from the capitalists and entrepreneurs that built this country from the ground up.  These methods have been very successful.  Barack Obama is one of those whose mind was molded to believe that equality for all meant achievement for none.

In America, I fear the war has been won.  Giant government bureaucracies are attempting to run everything and control every aspect of our lives.  This has been made possible only because of:
  • The rise of political correctness. 
  • Rapidly declining educational standards. 
  • Disappearance of personal responsibility or accountability.
  • Rise of the welfare state.
Notice I said “attempting to run”.  The giants of ineffectiveness (e.g.; Congress, CDC, CIA, DEA, DNC, DOE, DOJ, FAA, FBI, FCC, FDA, FEC, FED, FNMA, FTC, HUD, IRS, NEA, NIH, NLRB, NSA, OSHA, RNC, SSA, TSA, USPHS, USPS, ad-infinitum) cannot, and do not, achieve anything save for a black hole into which tax dollars are poured.  The individual workers have been brainwashed and compartmentalized to the extent that they have no concept of the mission of the whole – if indeed there is a mission.  The very public which the government agencies are meant to serve and protect are left naked and defenseless as these mindless government juggernauts plod in circles feeding on the dwindling number of American citizens struggling to generate tax dollars.

The Tea Party movement is evidence that a very few American citizens have finally realized that something must be done to stop this spiral into destruction.  Alas, the awakening has come 50 years too late.  The numbers of Tea Party supporters and participants are insignificant when compared to the hundreds of millions of uneducated, unmotivated, slack-jawed leeches on society that have their hands out for a hand out.

At this point even a violent revolution would merely result in the death of government as we know it, and the rise of a totalitarian state that would live only briefly until the nattering hoards of the self-entitled consume all of the wealth that has been built by hard working American Patriots for the past 200 years. 

The destruction has begun, and it cannot be stopped.
All hope abandon ye who enter here.

It is time to batten down the hatches.
Lay in as many supplies as possible. 
Prepare to barricade your doors. 
It is every man for himself.

Enjoy the warmth of the coming spring, for there is a long dark winter on the horizon.

God help us all.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Wisdom of Uncle Sam Langhorne

“I sometimes wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.” – Mark Twain

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Shorter of Breath and One Day Closer To Death

Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way.
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way.

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.

So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

Every year is getting shorter; never seem to find the time.
Plans that either come to naught or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way
The time is gone, the song is over,
Thought I'd something more to say.

Home again
I like to be here
When I can

When I come home
Cold and tired
It's good to warm my bones
Beside the fire

Far away
Across the field
Tolling on the iron bell
Calls the faithful to their knees
To hear the softly spoken magic spell

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Sure Sign We Have Entered Into the End Times.


The End Is Near  -  Repent!

I know this because I just read a blurb at HuffPo - and I agree!

Here is a snippet from that story:

. . . human civilization is doomed to become a horde of rude, bent-neck, mobile phone-addicts bumping into each other on the street

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I am stranded, caught in the crossfire

Day by day, night after night,
Blinded by the neon lights.
Hurry here, hustlin' there,
No one's got the time to spare.
Money's tight, nothin' free,
Won't somebody come and rescue me?

Tooth for tooth, eye for an eye.
Sell your soul just to buy, buy, buy.
Beggin' a dollar, stealin' a dime,

Come on can't you see
that I am stranded, caught in the crossfire.

I need some kind of kindness,
some kind of sympathy

Save the strong lose the weak,
Never turning the other cheek.
Trust nobody don't be no fool,
Whatever happened to the golden rule?
We got stranded, caught in the crossfire

Help me.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Why is it so hot - and what’s up with this handbasket?

While attempting to eliminate some of the flotsam and jetsam from my cluttered and clogged hard drive (does anyone still call them that?) I stumbled across this missive penned in 2005.  It appears that things have not improved a whit in 10 years

Here it is the 5th day of November, and I find myself a refugee from the TV room the past few weeks.  It seems that I am beginning to overdose on election season blather and propaganda.

Two years ago the State of Washington’s Governor’s race was the closest contest in history.  The election night count had the two candidates separated by a fraction of a percentage point.  The first count showed that a fellow by the name of Rossi to be the winner.  A recount had Rossi still in the lead.  To Mr. Rossi’s chagrin, a third count bumped him out of the Governor’s office by less than 130 votes out of 2.8 million ballots cast.

Of course the outcome was challenged in the courts - many times and in many venues - up to and including the State Supreme Court.  In each instance the documented and indisputable evidence of election fraud was staggering. 

·        More votes cast than there were registered voters.
·        Hundreds of votes from convicted felons.
·        Hundreds of votes from graveyard residents.
·        Thousands of votes that were “found” after the first,  second, and third vote tallies.
·        Hundreds of ballots that were discarded as “defective.”
·        Hundreds of votes from “Poll Hoppers”- These folks wandered from precinct to precinct,voting early and voting often
·        Hundreds of votes from cats, dogs, parakeets, and sundry house pets.
·        Thousands of votes from illegal aliens.
·        Thousands of votes from non-residents.

The interesting thing is that the vast majority of these documented fraudulent events were in favor of the final victor, and our newest Governor.  The “irregularities” were concentrated in less than 10 percent of the precincts that leaned strongly toward the final winner.

Here in the state of Washington, more and more counties have closed down the polling places in favor of 100% mail-in ballots.  Last night the Secretary of state was on the tube gleefully predicting an upsurge in democracy and a huge voter turnout - all because of the new vote-by-mail strategy.

In reality, I suspect his glee is due more to the fact that his office has been relieved of the burden of ensuring a fair and equitable election process.

Up until this year, voting at the polls was a genuine free-for all.  State law prohibited poll workers from checking the identity of prospective voters.  No voter registration cards were required.  Voting could take place in any precinct, whether registered there or not.

The solution?  100% vote by mail. 

Yup - the total number of ballots cast is going up, and the quality of the votes is going down.

I guess the theory is quantity vs. quality. 

In my community the outcome of an election can easily be predicted by using a couple of very simple methods.

·      Count election posters and yard signs.  The candidate with the most signs wins.

·      The snappiest campaign slogan wins

·      The apparent ethnicity of the candidate’s name.  Good old American sounding names win.

Here is an example: The local City Council race has Larson pitted against Cruz

Larson has thousands of signs vs. hundreds by Cruz.
Larson’s campaign slogan is “Guarding your rights -saving your money.”
Surname: Good old boy vs. “Foreigner.”

Larson is an unemployed (and unemployable) recluse without documented secondary education.
Cruz is an articulate community leader with considerable education and sheepskins from renowned universities.

Larson has been openly ridiculed by the local newspaper as a loose cannon, a slanderer, and a general crackpot.

Cruz has the overwhelming endorsement of the business community, and the (politically Liberal) newspaper.

In a recent public meeting, Larson attempted to use an overhead transparency projector by placing a book on the glass.  He was genuinely surprised when the screen suddenly went black.  Even turning the book over didn’t improve matters.  He accused the meeting sponsors of sabotage and conspiracy.

Larson will win the election.

I genuinely believe that drafting public officials by lottery would be preferable to our reliance upon our brain-dead neighbors, and the public servants they select.

Here is an Update:  In the next election for Governor it was a  rematch:  Rossi vs. Gregoire  II.  this time the Liberal machine had fraud vote by mail firmly in place and it went the way we all expected.

Uncle Joe was right.