Saturday, December 22, 2012

American Philosophy

Valerie Protopapas

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When the philosophy of America is no longer about building up but of tearing down, the “Great Experiment” is over. This situation is the major reason that Obama won in 2012 (aside from massive voter fraud, of course). His comment about voting being the “best revenge” startled and horrified older Americans who still view the nation according to its founding principles of opportunity and liberty. But Obama wasn’t speaking to them. He spoke to the voters who gave him the White House: the young who see life as an “us vs. them” scenario, minorities, most of whom believe that somehow their rise depends upon someone else’s fall and single women who often find themselves because of the cultural assault on the traditional family, one failed relationship from poverty.

Generations of propaganda pressing the economic concept of the “finite pie” has instituted permanent class envy together with its ongoing war between the supposed “haves” and “have-nots” while ever more people—whatever their social and economic situation—consider themselves among the latter. America has gone from a “classless society” in which an individual could rise to whatever heights his talents and efforts would take him, to a culture in which people find themselves assigned to their respective classes—wealthy, middle and poor—from which the chances of “moving” higher—minus some great stroke of luck or the efforts of the government—are virtually nil.

Interestingly enough, when we were a nation without classes, more people than not moved up, poor to middle, middle to wealthy. But in the new socialist environment, such is no longer the case. Indeed, the only class that seems to be gaining in numbers is the poor and the only one shrinking daily is the middle class. All of the political and economic warfare against the wealthy has done little to lessen their numbers or their wealth. It seems only to have made them more entrenched and less open to the influx of those lower on the economic ladder.

The present American philosophy of class envy and economic warfare will produce the same sorry results as every other socialist “experiment.” Nonetheless, it will continue to play out because the majority of Americans have forgotten the lessons of the past, abandoned the concept of opportunity and effort and embraced the desire for revenge against those whom the government with its media allies have presented as their enemies. In a way, the current emotional atmosphere in America is akin to the mindless rage motivating those who think that killing large numbers of innocent people will somehow satiate their desire for personal vengeance. Their rage is directed outwardly but it is really the result of personal failures for which they cannot or will not take responsibility. Their intention is to destroy anyone and everyone whom they perceive as being “responsible” for their situation and whether they do it with the bullet or the ballot, the results are the same: the death of a nation.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Triumph of Socialism

Dr. A. H. Krieg CMFGE

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Socialism has failed in every application from the first day it was invented to the 21st century. So, it gives one pause to consider why world leaders in the EU as well as in America are hell-bent to install socialism on Western society. The main premise of modern socialists being that; “Printing money does not cause inflation!” The secondary and other ideas are “Tax the Rich,” “Pay your fair Share,” along with scores of bumper sticker mentality slogans. These are slogans for the dim-witted. The premise that taxing the rich will solve our problems is stupid, the proposed by Obama taxes on the upper 2% of wage earners will run the government for a total of 8 days. We don’t have a taxing problem we have a spending problem. The concept that paper has no value in the first place and that printing more of it will not cause inflation is wrong. Fabian economics. According to this theory the Weimar, French, Zimbabwe, Argentinian, and all the scores of other financial failures were the result of unknown issues and the proponents of it according to me have college degrees in advanced sophistry.

Understanding socialist mentality of progressive Democrats is a simple matter. (Progressive is another word for socialist) Politicians first and only desire is election and reelection. There are only two ways that this can be accomplished. First by soliciting and getting funds from wealthy contributors to be repaid by political favors, and two by providing free stuff to those who vote for you. The prime providers are now banking companies, the second is providing unemployment benefits, food stamps, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Welfare and a score of such services to a large portion of the population, now in America about 110 million citizens. These are primarily wealth redistribution schemes. In true socialist demeanor, it is taking from those who produce and giving to those who loaf.

The fact that the top 2% of earners pay 47% of all collected by government taxes seems to evade the understanding of the population. The Republocrats demonstrating their adherence to the “System” never drive this fact to public consideration and the socialist media, the ever-heeling watchdog of socialism complies implicitly. Likewise the amount of taxes for the top 2% that would by “their fair share” be fair and proper is never ever mentioned by either of the two parties. That is of course why we need another party. Not a third party because we now have only one party, the Republocrats, but a second party.

While the situation in America is very serious the EU socialist model is doomed to collapse sooner than us. Led by two socialists, Germany’s Merkel and Frances, Hollande the party is about to end. All EU national members are to large degree socialist governments. In desperation both counties followed by the Obama administration are now engaged in trying to get at the accounts of people who have funds in tax havens. These are located in the Caribbean islands and Panama, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Luxemburg and Switzerland in Europe, some smaller number in the Middle East and various islands. All are under full assault to provide information on account holders to the EU, and America. Considering that the possible total collected amount for America is below 10 billion not even enough to run the government for one-day, the abject desperation is demonstrated.

It goes without saying that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez, Cuba’s Rau’l Castro, along with Merkel and Hollande and CPUSA (1) and DSA (2) all endorsed Obama and the progressives. If there is one-thing communists and socialist do it’s sticking together for mutual benefit, it is their greatest advantage over capitalists, free marketers, and republicans.

The EU has exceeded its abilities of capability to save the EURO and to prevent collapse of the currency. The individual debt loads of Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, when combined with those of Eastern Europe make the continuation of German bailouts impossible. The German people who are hard workers refuse to further finance pensions of people, who retire at 58, have life long government paid healthcare without participant contribution, free public transport for pensioners, and all the rest of the provided benefits accumulated at the expense of German taxpayers. The only remaining question is not will the Euro collapse but when will it collapse? Overstepping the boundaries of financial ability to repay is the 21st centuries primary monitory problem, from Washington to Brussels. From California to New York 126 individual state pension funds are underfunded by $800 billion and that was in 2010. According to the same source (3) 54% of all state, municipal, and public employee pension funds will be financially exhausted by 2034. The estimated present shortfall in municipal government pensions is $4 trillion nationally in 2012.

From the EU to Washington, socialists follow the identical program. Spend money you don’t have, by printing more fiat paper, hire more government employees to reduce the unemployed rolls. In the four years of Obama, government employment has risen by 6% while private sector employment has fallen by 2%. We, in winter 2012 have 430,000 fewer private sector employees than we had in 2008 when Obama took office. In Greece for example people retire at age 58 with full pensions, full healthcare, free public transport and the endless list continues. In California the state is to build a high-speed rail system from San Diego to Sacramento and San Francisco with $3.2 billion federal funding (that they don’t have) $4.7 billion in bonds, (that have not been sold) and $2.6 billion for the first leg that is provided by the inevitable San Francisco fairy. California has a current budget shortfall of $15.7 billion, and is $335 billion in debt. So, with a total debt load into 2013 of $ 350.7 the idiot state legislature and captain Moon Beam (4) their governor, they allocate another debt of $10.5 billion to build a high-speed rail system. Hey, they know exactly what they are doing, Obama will bail out California, Moon Beam knows it, socialist always stick together. Need I point out that you will wind up behind the proverbial 8-ball and pay for it.

In a joint speech last week, Merkel and Hollande articulated the EU situation in very clothed words, by which they clearly state that Germany and France are the only viable financial parties left, which I think is wrong. France is no longer viable financially. The telling statement was “each participant [EU] is to meet its financial obligations according to its sphere of competence.” In other words, Guys you’re on your own. If only the Obama administration had the veracity to address the individual state’s in the same manner. There is one other issue that cannot be overlooked; the ten financially and socially worst cities in America are and have been run by Democrats (progressive socialists) in all cases by over ten years. The ten states with the greatest financial burdens and the largest deficits and greatest debts are all Democrat run with the exception of two, which recently elected Republicans. In the EU all nations that are financially kaput are socialist. Socialism does not work and never in history has worked.

(1) Communist Party of America (did not run a candidate in 2012)
(2) Democratic Socialists of America (did not run a candidate in 2012)
(3) The Street
(4) So named by Ronald Reagan when he beat him for governor.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Properly Observing Pearl Harbor Day

The sacrifices of those who served in the American military in December, 1941 should be recounted often for us all to ponder and appreciate and the 3000 Americans who died at Pearl Harbor should not have perished in vain. The sincerest memorial to those who fought and died in this tragedy (and others) is to analyze and discuss the multitude of reasons why it happened, and how do we ensure that American servicemen are not knowingly put in harm’s way for political purposes ever again. As there is far too much information available today for the surprise attack myth to survive scrutiny, and thanks to the Freedom of Information Act and declassification of hundreds of thousands of decoded Japanese messages, we can now get a more clear picture of how events unfolded in 1941.

The myth reported by court historians and the media is that the US was minding its own business until the Japanese launched an unprovoked attack at Pearl Harbor, thereby dragging a reluctant US into a world struggle. In reality, the US under FDR had been deeply involved in Far Eastern affairs for some time, and those policies actually provoked the Japanese attack.

As Oliver Lyttleton, British Minister of Production stated in 1944….”Japan was provoked into attacking America at Pearl Harbor. It is a travesty to say that America was forced into the War.”

After FDR’s numerous provocations toward Germany without retaliation (while the US was neutral) he switched his focus to Japan and had assistance with Secretary of the Interior Harold Ickes, who stated in October 1941 that “for a long time I have believed that our best entrance into the war would be by way of Japan”. And as early as January 27th, 1941, US Ambassador to Japan in Tokyo, Joseph C. Grew noted in his diary that...”there is a lot of talk around town to the effect that the Japanese, in case of a break with the US, are planning to go all out in a surprise mass attack on Pearl Harbor. Of course, I informed our government.”

Even Admiral Ernest J. King wrote a prescient report on 31 March 1941 that predicted a surprise Japanese dawn air attack on Hawaii as the opening of hostilities. The US had prepared for a Japanese-American conflict since 1906 with “War Plan Orange” which predicted the Philippines as the expected target, attacked by surprise as the Japanese were notorious for. By early 1940 Claire Chennault, the American airman hired by the Chinese, was urging General Hap Arnold and Roosevelt to provide bombers with which to firebomb Japanese cities in retaliation for their attacks on China.

While we cannot excuse Japan’s aggressiveness in Asia in the 1930’s, our government continually provoked the Japanese by freezing assets in the US, closing the Panama Canal to her shipping and progressively reducing exports to Japan until it became an all-out embargo along with Britain’s. The Philippines, by 1941 were reinforced to the point of being the strongest US overseas base with 120,000 troops and the Philippine Army had been called into service by FDR. General MacArthur had 74 medium and heavy bombers along with 175 fighters that included the new B-17’s and P-40E’s with which to attack or defend with. The mobilization of troops and munitions has always been recognized as preparation for attack and we thus assumed this posture to the Japanese.

We then implied military threats to Tokyo if it did not alter its Asian policies and on 26 November 1941, FDR issued an ultimatum that Japan withdraw all military forces from China and Indochina as well as break its treaty with Germany and Italy. The day before the 26 November ultimatum was sent , Secretary of War Stimson wrote in his Diary that “the question was how we should maneuver them (the Japanese) into the position of firing the first shot”. The bait offered was our Pacific fleet.

In 1940, Admiral J.O. Richardson, the commander of the Pacific Fleet flew to Washington to protest FDR’s decision to base the fleet in Hawaii instead of its normal berthing on the US west coast. His concern was that Pearl Harbor was vulnerable to attack, was difficult to defend against torpedo planes, lacked fuel supplies and dry docks. Richardson came away from

his meeting with FDR “with the impression that, despite his spoken word, the President was fully determined to put the US into the war if Great Britain could hold out until he was reelected.”

Richardson was summarily relieved of command and replaced with Admiral Kimmel, who was still concerned about Pearl Harbor’s vulnerability, but did not challenge FDR.

Also to be considered was the April, 1941 ABD Agreement FDR concluded with the British and Dutch in Indochina that committed US troops to war if the Dutch East Indies were invaded by the Japanese. Add to this the 1940 $25 million loan and Lend-Lease aid provided to China. The Dutch and British were of course eager for US forces to protect their Far Eastern colonial empires from the Japanese while their military was busy in a European war. And FDR’s dilemma was his 1940 election pledge of non-intervention (unless attacked) to the American people and the US Constitution, which allowed only Congress authority to declare war.

One of the most revealing elements in FDR’s beforehand knowledge of Japan’s intentions was our breaking of the Japanese diplomatic and naval operations codes as early as mid-1939. Copies of all deciphered Japanese messages were delivered to Roosevelt and the Secretaries of War, State and Navy, as well as Army Chief of Staff Marshall and Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Harold Stark. With no deciphering machines in Pearl Harbor, although 3 machines went to Britain, the commanders in Pearl Harbor were left completely dependent upon Washington for information. It must be understood that with this deciphered information, our government officials could not have been better informed had they had seats in the Japanese war council.

It is in this bare political light that Pearl Harbor should be examined and judged for historical perspective. Our military should not be a pawn used by presidents to initiate war and this is the basic reason the Founders deliberated extensively on the establishment of a standing army which might be used as such. As nothing happens in a vacuum and the post-World War One US Neutrality Acts were in place to avoid the political machinations that dragged us into that conflict, FDR’s very steady erosion of US neutrality and secret agreements led to that unnecessary loss of brave American servicemen. We hopefully have learned from this.

Bernhard Thuersam

Sunday, December 02, 2012

The New American Paradigms!

Dr. A. H. Krieg
A3P board of director’s member

The two major political parties in America in this century are the wings of
the same bird of prey.

The often-promulgated axiom that the Republicans are stupid is a misnomer, they are not stupid, they are, but reflections of the Democrats, both have the same agenda. This article is for those who disagree.

Consider now the 2012 election in Philadelphia; 90% of the precincts turned out 90% of the voters. (1) Free unencumbered voters ID cards issued by vote registrars. (2) Obama got 99% of votes where GOP pole watchers were removed, and turnout 30% above registered numbers. (3) In 59 Philadelphia voting divisions Obama had votes of 19,605 counted 100% for him. (4) Not one issue was challenged by the RNC! Then there’s Cleveland; 90% voter turnout in dozens of districts with 99% voting for Obama, some districts like the fifth ward, (1,337 votes) had a 100% voter turnout and 100% vote for Obama. (5) Not challenged by the RNC.

Consider now the statement of Dr. R. E. Sutherland; “The political parties are clubs….they are not attached to, nor controlled by, the federal government. They are tools of deception…and Americans are taught as children to put pennies into a jar for the prettiest and most handsome….so that as adults, they will fund this good-old-boy operation”.

As we watch Europe, we observe one after another nation destroy their economies in the name of austerity, all to protect an elite group of banksters and their outrageous profits. These things have now crossed the pond and are in America, the no new taxes pledges, now that the election is over, account for nothing. Why are you surprised? Politicians routinely lie to their constituencies; it’s in their blood, retiring Dr. Ron Paul and Denis Kucinich excluded.

The debate raging at this moment is the cliff, the one we are to financially fall over on Jan 1, 2013. The espoused positions of the Republicans has been no new or increased taxes, the position of the progressives has been no cuts in entitlements. Both positions are absurd. Anyone with an IQ over 70 understands that we must cut spending and we must change entitlements. Harry Reid said, “we must now speak of taxing the rich, because we have already cut entitlements by a billion dollars.” Great Harry, that one billion will run the government for about 20 minutes. Obama offered to increase spending by $1.4 trillion cut “undisclosed” loopholes by $400 billion and increase new spending by an additional $ 500 billion, and then offered to address entitlements in 2013; whoopee I’m thrilled! As usual the Republicans have, even now, thrown in the towel before the debate has even begun. Speaker John Boehner conceded a tax increase two weeks ago, long before any debate even began, and before all the votes were tallied.

This is the Hegelian Dialectic in full operation. System operators have carefully crafted yet another scenario by which they will control the process, kicking the can into 2013, by a tax increases on producers to fund more loafers, the constituency of the progressive Republocrats, who if successful in this debate, will dominate the 2014 election cycle, and while they are at it increase profits for the banksters, who after all provide the politicians the funds to run campaigns.

From all indicators, by Republican senators and congressmen we have been informed that the GOP is now willing to raise taxes. To hell with the Tea Party that the media so ably demonized and ignored, to hell with promises made, there is a cliff, and since the progressives control the White House and the Senate there is nothing we can do, so says the RNC! The arguments for or against the issues at hand are irrelevant; the relevancy is that the Republocrats have spent us into a hole and their solution is to climb in it and dig their way out by making it deeper.

This is not a debate on issues it is a debate relating to social and political direction in the coming four years. The Democrats won the election by mere 1% votes, hardly a mandate for their policies. Furthermore the fact that the Democrat win consisted of paid for voters through tax dollars and racial bigots is indisputable. The takers are now in charge and the producers will pay the price by being converted into the providers for the loafers, Romney was right its hard to fight free stuff to 47% of the electorate. The relating fact remains, there is one party called the Republocrat Party, and it is the surrogate of those who run America. You disagree? Well let’s look at some more facts.

Argument, The rich don’t pay their fair share. False, the rich (top 1 %) pay 40% of all collected taxes, they also account for 33% of consumer spending. (6) The rich have already begun their inevitable exodus.

Argument, It’s fair to go back to the Clinton-era tax rates. False, There was no Obamacare under Clinton, Obamacare dramatically increases taxes for the wealthy not in proportion to everyone else. The average earner of over $250,000 will pay $6,395.00 more in taxes just for Obamacare.

Aside that these are non-operative arguments, the cost of doing business is the real issue. In the last three months of 2012, the Obama administration has added 6,125 new regulations onto the federal statutes; this draconian explosion of laws costs business billions in expenses thus preventing economic expansion and new employment. The real argument that would be employed by an independent Republican organ would be, OK, let’s go back to Clinton-era, we cut all the regulations and new laws, including welfare reform, disability, EPA, social security and everything to the time that Clinton was elected.

Argument, Reagan increased taxes. False, Reagan instituted the largest in history tax cuts to drag our economy out of recession. He cut income taxes from 70% to 28% creating more than 20 million new jobs. Reagan only agreed to a tax increase after the economy had recovered, and then only when coupled with massive spending cuts.

Missing argument, JFK a Democrat cut taxes!

Argument, We have the historically lowest taxes. False, this argument is based on smoke and mirrors tax policies of DC. Once all facts, fees, licenses, property taxes, excise taxes, sales taxes, permits, state and federal income taxes, capital gains taxes, are computed we have the highest tax rate in American history today. We now work for the government for 6 month a year, which additionally has the highest business taxes in the developed world. In 1900 that tax Independence Day was in January 28.

The ultimate argument by Republocrats is revenue, razing revenue and taxes is one and the same, I don’t giver a damn about this issue if you change the allowable deduction or increase my taxes, it comes out to the same thing less money in my pocket. If the Republicans were an independent party, not part of a cabal, they might consider letting Obama proceed with all of his economic destruction, letting him pass every issue he so frequently pontificates on, and then let him and the progressives share sole responsibility for the disastrous outcome, just as FDR, whose policies resulted in an extended poor economy, 1930-43, only ended by WWII.

On the issue of entitlements there are several simple means of solving the question. On Social Security change the retirement benefit dates from 62 to 65 and in 2016 to 67 and in 2020 to 70. On Medicare eliminate all present beneficiaries whose income is over $80,000. On Disability require an annual verification through the VA system; anyone found healthy has their benefit eliminated. On food stamps verify every case through a process ensuring that the recipient has no financial assets. On welfare, force anyone on it to work, 8 hrs. a day five days a week cleaning streets, picking up trash, removing graffiti, washing government vehicles, menial labor without pay just for welfare checks. And please don’t tell me it’s illegal, what should be illegal is to make me pay taxes to support a bunch of lazy do-nothings. So little time so many solutions so little effort by those we elect. So just to clarify: from 2008 to 2012 food stamp usage is up 158%, Medicaid is up 52%, Government employment is up 6%, and private sector employment is down 2%, and in 2012 we have 340,000 fewer people employed than in 2008, that’s how socialists get elected and economies are destroyed!

On taxing the rich I have a few words. The rich are the people we work for if you make life difficult for them they will go away. Just ask the French, their new socialist government has gone on a binge of taxing the rich, and the rich are departing in droves to Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, and elsewhere. Or better yet what happened in England when they went on their socialist binge? Two-thirds of all British millionaires left England, many stopped working, others shuttered their businesses, the economy collapsed, and they elected Lady Thatcher who reversed all the policies, did that stop the socialists, hell no, they re doing it again, now.

The only real solution to the American Paradigm is a third political party that stands alone and in opposition to the Republocrats. That party is American Third Position.

We cannot understand why it is greedy to want to keep your own money, but magnanimous to take someone else’s money and give it to a loafer.

(1) State House speakers report
(2) Jeep Commentary J. S. Tobin
(3) Pundit Press
(5) Pundit Press
(6) NY Times