Back to the Crime Scene

CrimeScene Now that the Great Distraction of 2016/2017 (“The Russians hacked the election!” “Fake news!”) may be winding down, we should return to the things that the news media, politicians, and the entire deep state wanted us to forget. In other words, we need to get back to the crime scene and take a good look at it. The WikiLeaks emails were our peek behind the curtain to see what’s really …

The Ministry of Truth Opens June 21st

ministrytruth This is neither a joke nor an exaggeration. Everything we’ll cover here has already passed both Houses of the US congress and was signed into law by Barack Obama on December 23, 2016. You can find the entire 969 page bill here (PDF). I’ll be quoting (in italics) from Section 1287. Scope This new organ of the state, called the “Global Engagement Center” is of immense scope. Here are some …

Talk Politics For Ten Seconds And I’ll Know Where You Get Your News

talkpolitics Whether the current furor over “fake news” fizzles or ends in state censorship, there is a legitimate issue beneath all the fear-mongering. Moreover, it’s a problem that has been known for a long time. In daily life, it shows up like this: Have someone talk politics for just 10 seconds, and I can tell you with 80 percent accuracy where they get their news. You’ve doubtless experienced the same thing. …

So What If It Was the Russians

wasrussians December 16, 2017 This entire episode is a warning of just how rancid the American over-class has become. Is there no one left in the American elite who has some dignity, some class, some measure of perspective? Have they all descended to the level of drunken brawlers? American elites are rushing to create a constitutional crisis as I write this, building up an immense head of steam (there was an …

Politics Is Poison

poison Let’s be honest about something we see nonstop but seldom appreciate: Politics makes life ugly. Politics turns people you disagree with into twisted, cartoon images of what they really are, and it pushes you into degrading and hating them. In short, it’s vile, corrosive, and hate-filled. These things are not “necessary evils”; they’re just evil. We’ve been programmed to believe that politics is how we rule ourselves… that politics is …

United We Fall

UnitedWeFall Like you, I’ve heard “united we stand, divided we fall” hundreds of times, probably thousands. If fact, we’ve heard it so many times that by now it triggers emotions in us: All together we can’t be stopped! And so on. Except that it’s mainly a trap. Unity is the downward path – the road to decline. In fact, being united has value in very few areas of life. If you …

50 Years of Failure

Politics Several decades ago, Saul Bellow wrote this: For the first time in history, the human species as a whole has gone into politics. Everyone is in the act, and there is no telling what may come of it. At this point, however, we can say what has come of it: failure. Politics has failed to deliver on nearly every promise it has made since the 1960s, and I think it’s …

What an Actual Leader Would Say

acrualleader In the current deluge of wannabe leaders clamoring for attention and trying to convince us that they are the boss who should be applying rules to us, it strikes me that all of them are looking backward and none are looking forward. (I do not consider “My administration will give you more bennies” to be seriously forward-looking.) So, since none of this crowd is going to venture anywhere outside of …

It’s 460 AD in Rome: This Won’t Be Fixed

Rome Another American election cycle is upon us, and large numbers of people are lining up to pour their time and money into the sewer of politics, to be lost forever. This system will not be fixed. Period. This is Rome in 460 AD. The rulers, as in Rome, are liars, mad, or drunk (these days, drugged)… or all three. The “fall of Rome,” of course, was far more complex than …

There Will Never Be Enough Good Jobs Again

goodjob It’s over. Except for a short moment or a wild and self-exhausting governmental mandate (both of which are doubtful), there will never again be enough “good jobs” to go around. That model is gone and we need to root it out of our imaginations. Sure, there will be some good jobs, but nowhere near enough. About half of the Western world is already on the dole in one form or …

Please Do NOT Support a Candidate

candidate ANY candidate. Here’s something I wrote in my subscription newsletter a few months back: I’ve watched people work for political progress since the 1960s. Back then, I saw decent, well-meaning people struggling to eliminate war, financial insecurity, welfare, racial animus, and police brutality. Fifty years later, their children and grandchildren are spending oceans of energy fighting… war, financial insecurity, welfare, racial animus, and police brutality. I take no pleasure in …

Why I Stopped Spending My Time on Politics… And Why I Think You Should Too

TimeonPolitics Many of my friends vote; people I love and respect vote; but I’ve given it up. That horrifies many people, but—truth be faced—it bothers them mostly because it calls their choices into question. That’s very unfortunate, because I quite understand why they vote. And I don’t look down on them for it; I did it plenty of times myself. I just wish they’d stop punishing themselves with politics and be …

They We Just Don’t Get It

chess I got an email from a reader a few days ago, asking about something we’ve all faced. Here’s a snip: It gets a little lonely sometimes. At times I feel a little resentful, sometimes just plain angry that so few people know or care to know about economics and/or philosophy when they are so important. I’m sympathetic, of course, having felt similarly more than once. But, as I often say, …

Get Ready for the Next Terror

Fear280x135 If I had to bet, I think I’d put my money on some type of “cyberwar” event coming in the not-too-distant future. But whether it’s that or something else, a new terror will be coming. That much is more or less inevitable. The reason is easy: We have people with control-biased minds in positions to create such events, or at least to make the most of them when they do …

Politics Makes Life Ugly

political ideologies We all know people, probably a lot of them, who are decent and well-meaning in most aspects of their lives but whose brains switch into an ugly mode of operation once politics comes up. They are fine neighbors or coworkers until you say something that goes against their ideology, and then they turn into bitter adversaries. This abrupt change from Ms. Nice to Ms. Nasty can be rather troubling when …

The Insane Dream

insanity wars peace Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein (attributed) The insane dream has streamed endlessly through my lifetime. I saw it as a boy, and I see it still. It has never really produced any results, and it certainly shows no promise of doing so in the near future. In fact, by all historical accounts, the dream is nearly 100% false …

The Secret Appeal of Politics

politicians The Internet is full of stories about politicians acting badly and doing the opposite of what they promised. Talk radio is full of the same things, all day, every day. Even around office water coolers, almost everyone will admit that politicians are liars and thieves. Given all of this, it’s rather bizarre that people still believe and obey the bums. If we knew such things about a neighbor, would we …

5 Reasons I Stopped Taking the News Seriously

news-article Back in the early 90s, I felt a need to understand politics far better than I had, and I spent a lot of time and effort on it. Along the way – and partly by accident – I learned a few things that put me off broadcast news ever since. Here are five of those stories. #1: When a Decrease is Actually an Increase At one point during this time, …

Why the Real Founders of Democracy Would Be Pissed if They Saw What We Did…

democracy The word democracy is held in awe these days. Mention it almost anywhere and you’ll get instant nods of approval. People actually believe that democracy gives us harmony and peace, not to mention wealth. They are sure that it is the ultimate and inevitable end of human development, created by the wise and noble Greeks and given to us, the enlightened society that took it to the ends of the …

Top 5 Reasons I Stopped Caring About Politics

stop caring about politics When I was young, I felt a need to understand politics, and I spent time studying. But as time progressed, I received diminishing returns on that investment. And in the past few years, I have given it up altogether. These days, my concern with politics is limited to things like these: Who is making war, and where? Where is the crime occurring in my area? Are there laws that will …