“I feel a strong desire to tell you – and I expect you feel a strong desire to tell me – which of these two errors is the worse. That is the devil getting at us. He always sends errors into the world in pairs – pairs of opposites. And he always encourages us to spend a lot of time thinking which is the worse. You see why, of course? He relies upon your extra dislike of the one error to draw you gradually into the opposite one. But do not let us be fooled. We have to keep our eyes on the goal and go straight through between both errors (p. 186).” Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
There is no biblical context for participating in a Lesser of two evils choice.
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
1 Thessalonians 5:22
Abstain from every form of evil.
You shall not fall in with the many to do evil, nor shall you bear witness in a lawsuit, siding with the many, so as to pervert justice,
And why not do evil that good may come?—as some people slanderously charge us with saying. Their condemnation is just.
The Peacock and the Magpie-Aesop Fable
The birds once met together to choose a king, and among others the Peacock was a candidate. Spreading his showy tail, and stalking up and down with affected grandeur, he caught the eyes of the silly multitude by his brilliant appearance, and was elected with acclamation. Just as they were going to proclaim him, the Magpie stept forth into the midst of the assembly, and thus addressed the new king: “May it please your majesty elect to permit a humble admirer to propose a question. As our king, we put our lives and fortunes in your hands. If, therefore, the Eagle, the Vulture, and the Kite, our unruly brethren, should in the future, as they have in times past, make a descent upon us, what means would you take for our defence?” This pithy question opened the eyes of the birds to the weakness of their choice. They cancelled the election, and have ever since regarded the Peacock as a vain pretender, and considered the Magpie to be as good a speaker as any of their number.
Donald Trump may be considered evil by some but I view him as a fresh change from the establishment politicians. He may not be what many consider the best or perfect candidate to put forth for the national election for president but with this election we will likely face the probability of several new Supreme Court Justices retiring and needing to be replaced by new nominees by our new president.
My belief is that we need to keep the court leaning to the conservative constitutionalist direction and I believe Trump will do what is necessary to keep that court filled with appointees who will fit that bill of representing the court in the constitutionalist aspects so necessary to our intended ways by our founding fathers.
I can only hope for this election to conclude with a victory for Donald Trump and his leadership to be successful in this regards as well as solid leadership in the economy, safe world politics, rebuilding of a strong military, a fall back from total policing of the world and rebuilding of our industry/jobs in country.
Only time will tell if Donald Trump will press for the reforms he is running on. The lessor of two evils,,,, perhaps. The best for our country apparently, at least at this time.
The alternative is not very pretty.
The U.S. isn't policing the world, it's destroying it along with itself. Trump is exactly the leader that is needed to reverse the insidious evil that is currently rampant.
Trump may be a loudmouth clown but he is not evil. If he was evil he would be a substance abusing psycho with a dysfunctional family. Good people always have nice children. Donald is well respected by his children.
"Suppose there were a gang...
... A gang which required members to rape, pillage, and attack people as a condition of membership. A gang which financed all its activities, and bought all its clothing and equipment, with money it stole from the local population. A gang which bragged about driving nice cars stolen from people they attacked. Any member who didn't commit those acts on a regular basis would be kicked out, and quite probably be subject to revenge by the other members.
As a condition of gang membership, you are agreeing to pretend other people's property rights can't apply to you. You pretend no one has the right of association where you are concerned- if someone tries to walk away when you insist on talking to them, the gang's rules say you can murder them. If someone tries to defend themselves from unwanted physical contact- or from even worse- the gang's rules say you can murder them. The rules you impose on others don't apply to you.
If you are a member of this gang you are openly admitting support for what the gang does. When you wear the gang colors, you are identifying yourself as a member in good standing. You are leaving no room for mistaken impressions of what you are, what you do, and what you support.
Any non-member caught wearing the gang colors or claiming to be a member would be kidnapped and caged, robbed, and quite possibly killed by actual members of the gang. The membership must be kept pure. There is no room for pretenders.
Sometimes the gang's members actually do helpful things. This is what the gang and its supporters want everyone believing the gang is all about, but it is actually a small and uncommon part of what the gang does. In fact, it is rare enough to be newsworthy when it happens.
The rapes, theft, and murders committed in the name of the gang are said to be committed by a "few bad apples", even though a "good apple" who didn't do those things- or at least turn a blind eye to those who do- would be kicked out of the gang and targeted for revenge. By staying in the gang, a member is endorsing all the gang's activities- official and unofficial.
The gang has done a good job convincing your family, friends, and neighbors that without them, other gangs would commit the same acts, but that this would somehow be worse; it would be chaos and mean the end of civilization. It is a lie, but few are willing to admit they are being lied to, and many actually believe it is true.
"Polite society"- particularly including newspapers and television and radio stations- ignores the nature of the gang, and instead praises the members for the few good deeds done- deeds that don't require gang membership to perform. They also ignore the evil nature of the acts that only members of the gang can get away with committing. Those who refuse to ignore the institutional evil are ostracized.
When a member of the gang gets killed while wearing the gang colors, "Polite Society" weeps and wails and tears at its clothing, acting as though the death came out of nowhere and was completely beyond understanding. No matter what the gang members have done recently, and no matter that the supposed "good apples" didn't disavow the acts of the members who committed the acts. Polite Society demands everyone weep and wail along with them, and voice their loyalty to the gang over and over again, lest they be thought of as horrible, uncivilized monsters.
I'm not Polite Society. I can't grieve when members of the gang are killed. Even if they weren't currently attacking the innocent, by remaining in the gang and wearing the gang colors openly, they are declaring themselves an enemy to everything good and civilized. How can anyone see the deaths of these gang members as a "bad thing"?
Well, this gang actually does exist. It infests every town and city in America, and in most of the world. They are the police- the Blue Line Gang (in America). They pretend they have no choice in the acts they commit because politicians made up "laws" by saying magic words which made their perverted opinions "official". Never mind that Nuremberg proved this to be a worthless defense. Individually, they each have the ability to refuse to do evil, even if a politician says they must. And, if a person can't avoid committing these acts without removing himself from the Blue Line Gang, then to be a good person he MUST quit the gang, regardless of the personal costs. If I have a job and my boss tells me I am required to overcharge a customer or lose my job, I can't remain in the job and still be a decent person. It simply isn't possible.
It doesn't matter if you believe these "laws" are a good idea, or even "necessary". It doesn't matter if the lack of them scares you. Any "law" which seeks to control something other than aggression or property violations is a counterfeit "law"- the few that are left are unnecessary laws.
In the absence of police some people might get away with violating life, liberty, and property of others. The existence of police guarantees it.
This is why there is no such thing as a "good cop", and why there can never be. It is self contradictory.
The police is where the boot heel of tyranny meets the human face. Without them no evil ruler could impose his will on large numbers of people- people would simply kill him in self defense. Which is why politicians work so hard to whip up support for cops.
No good person can remain consistently good and continue to support the police. It simply isn't possible. I know good people who do support the police, but by doing so they are being inconsistent, and actually being evil at that moment. Withdraw your support; be a good person all the time.
The sooner you accept it, internalize it, and act on it, the sooner you will be free."
Jul 28, 2016 1:51 PM
Published on Jul 22, 2015
This is Larken Rose's infamous "When Should You Shoot a Cop" article, as read by him, in a video format. Let the emotional tantrums begin!
Larken Rose is known for debunking the most dangerous superstition, Government. He is a Voluntaryist/Anarchist and a tax protester, as well as an author of several books. Larken promotes the concepts of self-ownership and a voluntary society, writing articles, giving talks and making videos available at his website; https://www.LarkenRose.com
Streamed live 1 hour ago
Hungary's Prime minister likes Trump, the French Prime Minister says simply to get used to terrorism, and the Democratic National Committee is claiming Russia is responsible for the recent wikileaks emails indicating more corruption from Hillary Clinton, and this has led to an explosion of speculation on the internet: would Russia do such a thing?
sierra skier wrote: My belief is that we need to keep the court leaning to the conservative constitutionalist direction and I believe Trump will do what is necessary to keep that court filled with appointees who will fit that bill of representing the court in the constitutionalist aspects so necessary to our intended ways by our founding fathers.
It won't make an iota of a difference who he elects as Supreme Court Judges unless he overturns the Judical Act of 1925 which made the Supreme Courts role unconstitutional and thereby gave congress the power to give cases to the lower courts of political appointed hacks denying the American publics ability to have fair justice at the supreme court level. YOu will not, cannot and all lower courts will prevent you from ever having your case taken to the supreme court. Of the 1000's of cases that try, 80 make it. It effectively reduced one branch of government over to Congressional and executive Control. You think he is willing to reduce executive and congressional powers and give them back to the Supreme Court?
By doing so it allowed political law and statutory law aka Roman Law to come back into vogue so nothing that congress passed or executive orders would reach the Supreme Court. It's how an unconstitutional program like Obamacare got passed and both Republicans and Democrats are able to pass so many laws without ever being tested for their constitutionality. So it doesn't matter who is on the court if the balance of government is tilted toward the Executive and Legislative branch.
Your constitutional right to be heard by the judicial branch of government has been denied.
And based on Trumps suggestion to over turn libel law and put a nick into the 1st amendment and his penchant for trying to grease politician hands to use eminent domain to steal property, he might take the country so faar right that it becomes left again. That's the risk you'll have to take and pray that the cycle of decline of liberties can be reversed. That would be a quantam Herculean task
So if you are really a true conservative, I'd write Mr. Trump a letter, and request that the Supreme Court be returned to it's original power as an equal member of government to ensure proper check and balances, eliminate unconstitutional Presidential executive ordrers and let it once again defend the people against an overbearing and over reaching congressional and executive branch. This should be done before he selects anybody!!
I'd become an anarchist at this point if only we were a 1000 years into the future.
"We were a 1000 years into the future"?
What are you waiting for?
All you have is NOW!
Worlds Made By Hand: "Survival Of The Fittest Will Replace Checking In On Facebook"
"Survival of the fittest will replace checking in on Facebook from your favorite five star restaurant and posting pictures of your meal for all your friends and followers. I don’t think we’ll have an obesity epidemic in the world made by hand of the future... That the establishment disregards the warning signals is not surprising, as they live in an insular bubble reaping the riches of easy money and crony capitalism. The oligarchy is thriving in NYC, D.C. and Silicon Valley. They will take it as far as it will go until it all crashes in a heap of destruction, despair and death."
Blow on the pie
Policing NZ styles
Blowing on the pie makes a lot of sense to me.
In fact I swear by it!
We need to encourage and support OUR cops. Yes I know there are teams that deal with gangs who are hardened by who they deal with. I had family in the police who have "perf'd". Lets call them for what they are: Shell shocked, PTSD.
But I remain hopeful that the majority of our Police still remain connected with us Kiwis. You Know - the normal non criminal constituents.
Nice job! Besides a 1/2 page of psycho babble, and some cute biblical quotes, I don't see a smoking gun. Do you have one or not?????....
How about without any cute, esoteric riddles like over in the trading corner where nobody knows what he talks about 1/2 the time, you tell us in Black and White, clear language how Trump is part of the broken system. I'm not looking for 8.6 square root of Pi years ago, this happened. Doesn't hold up in court.
Do you have a smoking gun or not? What gives you such certainty that Trump is bought and paid for, selling out his constituency and Hillary Clinton is not the most corrupt candidate whoever ran for the Office of President? Because it sure looks that way to me.
Soulscape: Did you reference me there in that question to GL? Hard to say if your esoteric babble referenced me or not. it wasn't in clear language, but I got this vibe you see. You ask innocently somebody else to play name the bad guys without you having to expose yourself.
Try thinking instead of playing hate the party, love the party, or hate the anti party love the anti party. Those are games created for dopes, of which there are millions, and those millions are the very same useless eating people the eugenicists want to sort of go away for good.
Trump comes from a background in construction and casinos. Construction and gambling. Construction is notorious for something. Of gambling, have you seen the movie "Casino"?
He went bust but magically came back every time. Have you looked into who financed his "comebacks"and where those parties are/were? He built bigger casinos than ever existed before, and in greater numbers than were present before. Why expand gambling?
Casinos were used for money laundering, by organized crime syndicates and drug runners. ergo money was/is being laundered in quantities never seen before. The drug runners were sometimes the same people as the mafia, but not always. The Contra scandal demonstrated they were sometimes other people. Who do you think those casinos served? Taliban shut down the poppy farming in Afghanistan, who fights Taliban?
Or alternatively who gets caught laundering money these days and somehow does not experience the wrath of the law?
And who made the laws that fail to be enforced on those people?
It's a big list and the word and is more appropriate than the word or when considering who should be on it.
This is all pretty effin obvious. It's not like history doesn't get debated in DOTS. Ever hear of the opium wars?
Same sh** earlier time, same cockroaches: trade-wise, politics-wise, corporation-wise, military-wise, same motivation. Look into economic growth during those years, and the present day stock markets detrended for inflation by eg Macrotrends.
That's the wiki links, you might get a little more investigative in your search if you wish to see more that such a helpful source provides. Rappoport is less mainstream.
The opium wars were to extract merchandise using cheap drugs as fiat. The Chinese paid terribly, not that their rulers of that time were particularly palatable either. But their people's money was siphoned away. Do you see an echo of that today? Maybe internal as well as external to your country of residence?
Difference: Britain was the global maritime power then, not the US as is now. Maritime power dominance is being contested for this very reason. (Investigate an embargo enforced by a navy that provoked Japan to go into a war they lost at terrible cost) If you look at motivation you can calculate who If you look carefully you might even see proto terms like free trade, most favoured nation status, legalization of drugs, untaxed zones in ports, domination of international trade by large corporations, and plenty of other terms and concepts that are being talked about right now - as if it were for the first time and they are novel ideas.
"Mabus has said the John Lewis-class – named after civil rights activist and congressman Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) – would be named after civil rights leaders.
Other names in the class include former Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren whose court ruled to desegregate U.S. schools, former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, women’s right activist Lucy Stone and abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth.
Mabus has also named ships in the past for other civil rights icons, including the Lewis and Clark-class dry cargo ships USNS Medgar Evers (T-AKE-13) and USNS Cesar Chavez (T-AKE-14)."
Milk - https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/208878/jim-jones-pal-and-pedophile-ge...
"The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy, and the lash." - ?mis?attributed to Winston Churchill
https://youtu.be/pXlBqgoJvpI The Pogues - "The Gentleman Soldier", from Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash
For background, if you like to vet your sources, check their background, the article I’m posting comes form Nomi Prin who has a few interesting books on the market including this one.
Donald Trump's Anti-Establishment Scam
by Nomi Prins
Also posted here with some added commentary by Tom Engelhardt.
You might want to check out his book on Shadow government. Just to give you a sense of his background and expertise.
“In Donald Trump’s world, as far as I can tell, there is only one reality that matters and it can be summed up in two words that begin with D and T. Were he to become president, he would give Louis XIV’s famed phrase -- whether or not the French king actually said it -- “L'état, c'est moi” (“I am the state”), new meaning.”
Let me highlight a few idea’s from Nomi's article.
His actual relationship to the establishment is, however, complex in an opportunistic way. He’s regularly tweeted his disdain for it. (“I wish good luck to all of the Republican candidates that traveled to California to beg for money etc. from the Koch Brothers. Puppets?”) And yet, he clearly considered himself part of it and has, at times, yearned for it. As he said early on in his run for the presidency, “I want the establishment—look, I was part of the establishment
He once rejected the idea of taking establishment (or Super PAC) money, only—more recently—to seek it; he rebuffed certain prominent establishment players, only to hire others to help him (and fire yet more of them). He’s railed against the establishment, then tried to rally it to his side (even as he denounced it yet again). Now, with the general election only four months away, it turns out that he’s going to need that establishment if he is to have a hope in hell of raising the money and organizing the troops effectively enough to be elected. There, however, is the rub: power brokers don’t suffer the slings and arrows of “outsider” scorn lightly.
One thing is guaranteed: Donald Trump will not pony up a few hundred million dollars from his own stash. As a result, despite claims that he would never do so, he’s finally taken a Super PAC or two on board and is now pursuing more financial aid even from people who don’t like him.
You can read the rest.
But you’ll notice something else comes up in the article. For whatever elite is supporting him, there is an army of lower level politicians and lawyers standing by to wage war with him once he is president. For instance, the we need a more conservative Supreme Court meme. If he tries to make new libel laws statutory law, there is about 300 lawyers standing by ready to go fight the fight in court. That should be good for a new president and the country. So he'd better stack that court first in his favor before he tries to change the 1st amendment.
And as the article mentions, despite now getting establishment funding, his bluster that win’s votes and fans seems to have created a problem on the other side of the election as the parties are gearing up to make sure he doesn’t accomplish anything and besides his campaign managers being TOTALLY ESTABLISHMENT, he seems to be very late getting an inner circle. One man’s bluster is not sufficient to lead this country into glory.
And while I don't think, he'll have problems finding washington types for appointments, it's curious that none have been made. Might those appointments reveal anything about establishment, non-establishment.
Of course, the wild card revelation, Putin with help from US insiders, that put’s a whole new twist on altruistic intentions. The psychology of Whistle blowers which I’ve posted in the past, taints the whistle blower altruistic intentions even if the information is correct.
So if we have a war within the parties, and some shadow elite leaking information, and trying to figure out who is out for who than we are gonna have a hell of a time the next four years with hidden factions fighting each other. Somebody WILL be in the shadows behind Trump.
(By the way, I posted Articles on Trumps real estate dealings with his father which is well known among New Yorkers. Not so much the rest of the world. You might want to go back and look. On those facts alone, his anti-establishment rhetoric is a lie)
The War Portfolio of Richard Maybury looks like it's doing pretty good. Let's watch the military stocks through the election.
Barrick Gold Corporation
BHP Billiton, Ltd.
Central Fund Canada, Ltd.
EOG Resources, Inc.
Fidelity Select Defense & Aerospace Fund
Fidelity Select Energy Services Fund
General Dynamics Corp.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Merk Hard Currency Fund
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Suncor Energy, Inc.
Westshore Terminals Investment Corp.
Maybe others may have stated this in other places, and maybe they have said it better.
But, IF Russia had access to the DNC/Hilda emails, wtf does that matter? We KNOW -(don't we?) -That the NSA-CIA-FBI have access to every keystroke we make, and so they had access to all these DNC emails, way way before Russia, and THEY CHOOSE TO DO NOTHING WITH THEM~!!!!
At least the Russkies are letting us know how corrupt our "system" is, but our "system" is not about to let us know how corrupt they are. So Gawd bless the Russkies.