Saturday, August 20, 2016

Why College Students are Taught to be Ignorant

    Your child is not likely to be taught the eternal economic truth that there is no such thing as a free lunch; that neither university professors nor doctors and nurses are slaves who are forced to work for free so that there can be no such thing as “free” higher education or healthcare. Someone has to pay for it, and that someone will be them.

    They will likely graduate without ever hearing that socialism has destroyed the economy of every country where it has been adopted, including most recently oil-rich Venezuela, where middle-class people are literally rooting through garbage in the streets looking for food, barely fifteen years after its socialist “revolution” under the late communist Hugo Chavez. They will not learn that socialist governments in the twentieth century murdered more than 100 million of their own people for dissenting or being suspected of dissenting to the imposition of socialism and the confiscation of their property, farms, and businesses by government thugs.

    The Black Book of Communism and Death by Government, two scholarly, university press books that horrifyingly document all of this, will not be on any reading list. Yet their socialist professors with Che Guevara or Mao posters hanging on their office walls will always take the moral high road while advocating in their classrooms the ideology that was the cause of the worst crimes in human history. (When Yours Truly adopted The Communist Manifesto in a class on “Capitalism and its Critics” one student complained that it was the fourth time he was required to read the book, but the other three professors treated it as a roadmap for a future America, not a poisonous historical relic).

    Your student will not learn that Sweden was a very prosperous country in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries because it was a limited government, low-tax society that spawned many great inventors and entrepreneurs (Alfred Nobel, Volvo, and Saab, Swiss watches), but that that prosperity was stopped in its tracks when Sweden adopted “democratic socialism” in mid-century. As a result, Sweden ate up (with taxes) the wealth created by previous generations, so much so that not a single net new job was created there from 1950 to 2005 according to the Swedish Economic Association. And when the Swedish central bank tried to bail out the floundering Swedish welfare state, it created 500% interest rates. (The same bank that pretentiously awards the Nobel Prize in Economic Science!).

    Your college student will be subjected to the old socialist propaganda tactic of accusing critics of socialism or socialistic policies of basing their opposition on hate, not logic or facts. A conservative or libertarian professor who discusses how welfare harms the work ethic and causes family break-ups will be accused of hating the poor. An economist who explains that a $15/hour minimum wage would cause massive unemployment among teenagers who are not yet capable of producing $15/hour for a business will be branded a capitalist tool and a paid propagandist. The same goes for the economist who criticizes price controls. Who could be against lower prices but a paid corporate propagandist?

    An economist may well be fired or denied tenure for pointing out the well-known fact that if one controls for marriage and choice of occupation, then there is no male/female “wage gap” caused by “discrimination” at all; in fact, many studies show that after such controls are made American women are paid slightly more than men.

    Good luck to any professor who, following the pioneering research of Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker, explains how competition in a capitalistic marketplace tends to diminish or eliminate wage discrimination based on race. The simple theory is that if an employer pays two equally productive employees differently, say paying the black employee half of what the white employee is paid, he creates a profit opportunity for his competitors, who will certainly take advantage of it. A man who can produce say $100,000/year for a business but who is paid only $30,000 because of discrimination could be offered double the salary by a competing employer who would then pocket the difference between $100,000 and $60,000. And another employer would offer him even more, and perhaps another. If there’s enough labor market competition the wage gap between black and white employees will eventually disappear.

    This very mainstream (in the economics profession, anyway) line of reasoning typically causes heads to explode in the PC world of academe, for one of its most cherished superstitions is that “the legacy of slavery” has forever left black people at an economic disadvantage, no matter how educated, skilled, talented, etc. they become. They still need to be “adopted” for life by the government and cared for like feeble little children.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Nemisis always follows Hubris

I know I am hard on the overconfident Trump Supporters who can't seem to come to grips with truth. YET.. I want to see Trump win, I can't stand to see Hillary Clinton become President. We have too much to lose .. like our nation. She is an instrument of destruction and death. What is required of you is to keep digging deep, if you are spiritual bind her and the demon that drives her. IF you are political find the truth, don't make it up and publish it abroad. That will be enough. Don't fall for every phony conspiracy post. Stay with the reality. That's terrifying enough. When you publish something easily debunked you hurt the cause. When Trump does something good like the trip to the flooded area.. make much of it. We have a HARD HARD road to get there... be help not hindrance.

A call to WAR

Please know my heart. I want to see Donald Trump win over Hillary Clinton with emphasis on the last. Yet I have a lifetime of experience that tells me how hard this is going to be. Here is part of my personal history that informs what I know and how hard this will be.

- have been a part of 3 church plants 2 of which failed. One of which morphed into something else. No matter how much we believed, no matter how much we tried.. it didn't come together. Faith isn't enough. Never before and in particular in this election, faith without works is dead.

- have formed from scratch 5 corporations in my life time. Two of which failed. Not bankrupt, just Kaput. 3 that became very successful and produced lucrative return. I know what it means to believe with all your heart that things are going to work out.. but without the right amount of vision there is no hope. That vision must be mixed with work as well. All the faith in the world won't substitute for hard work and a plan.

- married to the same woman for half a century. It didn't just happen, it took vision, perseverance and staying the course when it could have collapsed.

- now work in a business that requires me to work harder than I have worked in years. Even when I was CEO of two international corporations (not my own) I was aware of how close to disaster we were. All the happy talk in the world couldn't replace sticking to the knitting and focus on action not talk.

Now we are engaged in what in my view is the most important political campaign in my lifetime. Barack Obama was scary, Hillary Clinton is terrifying. Donald Trump is trying and he is a hard worker, but he needs to stay steady. More important his supporters and even those who are not enthusiastic about him must concentrate on getting him elected more important defeating Hillary Clinton. This takes money, time, talking to everyone you know, encouraging people to face reality. This is going to be VERY HARD. Happy talk words of prophecy confidence and fearlessness in thinking Trump is going to win by a landslide when everything I know says this is close, very very close.

As a business owner, CEO and entrepreneur I have to look at hard numbers on an operating statement, on a balance sheet and make hard decisions. That's what winners do. Find all the facts, face them and come up with a way to succeed in spite of the situation.

I will ask an arrogant question, what have you done in your life that amounts to enough to qualify you to make wild and empty claims that the numbers mean nothing. I don't want to discourage you. I need you to double down on your support for defeating Hillary Clinton at any cost. For saving the supreme court, for getting rid of corrupt government. There is no other choice than TRUMP.. everything and everyone else is fantasy. Look at the balance sheet and adjust your strategy. It's time.

Monday, August 15, 2016

What voting third party means or more important what NOT VOTING means

What REALLY Happened Culturally and Spiritually in Milwaukee WI over the weekend

A doctor who has cancer goes to a doctor who never had cancer but who knows what to do about it and does not have an emotional connection.

This is why the idea that "you aren't black or young or jobless" so you can't possibly understand doesn't really hold water with me.

I believe that the demonic manifestation we saw over the weekend in Milwaukee was somehow orchestrated to stand in contrast to the magnificent victory and nobility we see from our American Athletes at the Rio Olympics.  Particularly those who are black and carving out niches never before seen even in swimming.

So what explains clearly the spiritual and cultural events of the last couple nights.  I spent some time, not in study, in listening and here are observations that you can judge for yourself:

This is a classical outcome of the Passage from Proverbs 29:17-18
Discipline your children, and they will give you peace of mind
    and will make your heart glad.
18 When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild.
    But whoever obeys the law is joyful.

You know it more as: 
Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Those people rioting, burning, looting, beating others, stealing cars, burning down businesses and acting all the thug lack Vision.  More accurately they lack any capacity to see beyond the lies they believe. 

They have no plan, they have no expected outcome.  They find themselves in a place where they only have complaint.  They run wild.  They are a threat.  

They are trying to fill a God Shaped hole with something but what they are trying to use is not fit to fill it.  It's like those child toys where the triangle shape won't go in the round hole.  

Think about these young, mostly men.  16-28.  They live in a fantasy world.  They don't work.  Claim there are no jobs.. they are right, not for those for whom the education system failed and who come to the workforce with an attitude of entitlement.  They go to bed late, wake up, watch TV behind blinds pulled down, play video games (mostly very violent) with headphones on that blast "Music" into their brains creating a disconnect with reality of any kind.  They text, tweet and facebook to reinforce the fantasy world they live in.  The echo chamber of hatred for anything outside of their illusion just rings of reinforcement for the grand delusion.

These men have been indoctrinated with a hatred for something so nebulous that it cannot be clearly identified.  That somehow someone has all the money,  that life would be better IF, that there is a new order that can take over, that if somehow everything that represents the outside then all will be better.  Yet there is no if.  When anyone asks how it should be, there is no ability to define a concrete desired outcome.  No word picture that shows how it might work.

What makes it worse it the leaders or should I say Mis-Leaders who occupy visible seats of power and authority in politics, entertainment, education and the church.  These Mis-Leaders are reinforcing the fantasy under the guise of a Conversation, Program, Understanding and dialogue.

The first thing we must grasp is what we saw in Milwaukee had nothing to do with police shooting, nothing to do with racism, nothing to do with injustice.   What you saw was a demon.  Just like the KKK was a demonic manifestation.  Just like Nazi Germany was a demonic manifestation.  Just like ISIS and Radical Islam is a demonic Manifestation.  IF we have learned anything about dealing with demons, you don't have conversations, programs, understandings and dialogues.  You don't get into discussions with demons.  They are demons and simply need casting out.  

Of course you understand that if they are cast out, you can't leave the house swept clean or 7 worse will return.  Some of what we think is deliverance isn't.

That's why the whole talk about curing this with jobs and opportunity is a illusive diversion from reality.  That's trying to deal with a symptom and not the actual cause.   I won't point to parenting.  That cause is lost.  I won't point to education except to say that education doesn't do a thing for these boys/men.  

I do point to failed leadership from President Obama down to the local church.  Where are those who deal with the real issues?  

These young men are either moving towards a life of destruction or away from it.  It's easy to see what is driving them:
  • The movies they watch ... towards or away from destruction
  • The friends they hang out with ... towards or away from destruction
  • The Music they listen to ... towards or away from destruction
  • The games they watch ... towards or away from destruction
  • The hours they keep (not out till 3) ... towards or away from destruction
  • The Television they watch ... towards or away from destruction
  • The Social media "Friends" they have ... towards or away from destruction
  • The people who they consider "Wise" ... towards or away from destruction
  • The You Tube Videos they watch ... towards or away from destruction

Parents will say, "It's too hard".. See Proverbs 28:17 again please

I live right next door to a youth prison.  I can see it out my window.  A local Church I attend sends teams of people in monthly to work with and tutor these young men.  Some of those arrested in Milwaukee will end up in such a place.  There these fantasy attitudes will be reinforced by peer pressure.  They leave unchanged and mostly worse off.  

A statistic from the prison that is tragic but true.  Of the young men released from there a third will be dead in 18 months or back in prison.  They have already demonstrated by their lives that they are influenced by the rabble at the speed of light.

In earlier times if you wanted to accumulate a crowd of torch and pitchfork carriers to go to Frankenstein house to kill the monster that took some doing. There weren't even phones, it had to be house to house.  If you wanted to get a guy out of the local jail with a mob to lynch him, the lie had to be told and then the rabble had to be riled up.  Even in Nazi Germany Hitler needed his Beer Halls.  In modern times the Imams who help radicalize young men to become part of ISIS or some offshoot only need facebook, You Tube and twitter to find and recruit them.  We live in the age of light speed mob incitement.

What we saw in Milwaukee was exactly that.  These men without any vision are running wild.  It only takes one false story, one false rumor, one lie and the rabble is enraged, takes to the street and begins to steal, kill and destroy.  That's how you know who the father of that lie is.

What I want to know is WHERE ARE THE SUPPOSED SPIRITUAL LEADERS?  We know where the local aldermen are.  They blame a lack of jobs.  Delusion.  Where is President Obama?  Why aren't we hearing some serious rebuke of the devil?  Denial of the reality of demonic activity reinforces it.

The result of all this is creating communities that now resemble scenes from "Escape From New York".  We already have this in parts of Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit and other places where restraint has been removed.  If you think policing will continue in those places in Milwaukee as it did at one time where all this happened, you are part of the delusion.  Those businesses are gone and they won't be back.  How do you get enough insurance for the looting that we saw.  No one in their right mind will ever rebuild.  I was alive in 1968 when MLK was murdered.  I saw the pictures of Chicago in Flames.  Most of those burned out neighborhoods NEVER RECOVERED.  It's not racism, it's common sense.  IF you love your community, you will start telling them the truth.

I am trying to help those who are too close to the forest to see the trees, who identify, who might have at one time BEEN one of these young men.  It is too individual an experience for you to have even a shot at objectivity.  I want to help you remove your blinders.  

If there is a solution that can be presented that is concrete, I want to hear it.  Let's start at the core level and stop lying to our young men.  The lies Liberals, Race Pimps and YES the Democrats have told are getting people killed on the streets.  The lack of leadership from those who could have spoken truth to this demon and cast it out is destroying whole communities. We need to stop lying to people and perpetuating the fantasy:

BLM, the reparation people, the president, the Justice Department and the press are all lying to our black citizens about the source and nature of the dangers to their lives. They tell black people things that are the opposite of what a friend tells a friend. They say, "It's not your fault." They say, "There's nothing you can do until other people stop oppressing you." They say, "Things will get better for you when your superiors fix the world."

This is delusional.

A true friend to black Americans would say: "Your treatment as a race is as good as it is anywhere, and as good as it's gonna get. The past is past. It's on you to make your lives better now. Take responsibility. Join with good guys of whatever color to fight bad guys of whatever color. Then get on with making something of your lives. Because it's all on you. And anyone who tells you differently, is lying you to death."

Two last things.. JESUS:

Remember when Jesus came upon the Gadarene demoniac?  How he chided the people, "what are you doing, why are you discriminating against this man. You have him in chains.  What is that all about. Can't you find this man a Job?  I'm sure if he had a job he's be fine."  No?  That's because what he did was right and he gave him a mission.  Go and tell.

I know this offends many, some will fail in defense of the status quo or point to some activity or program they have.  They forget the words of JESUS in Luke 12:

 Jesus Causes Division

49 “I have come to set the world on fire, and I wish it were already burning! 50 I have a terrible baptism of suffering ahead of me, and I am under a heavy burden until it is accomplished. 51 Do you think I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I have come to divide people against each other! 52 From now on families will be split apart, three in favor of me, and two against—or two in favor and three against.

‘Father will be divided against son
    and son against father;
mother against daughter
    and daughter against mother;
and mother-in-law against daughter-in-law
    and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.’

54 Then Jesus turned to the crowd and said, “When you see clouds beginning to form in the west, you say, ‘Here comes a shower.’ And you are right. 55 When the south wind blows, you say, ‘Today will be a scorcher.’ And it is. 56 You fools! You know how to interpret the weather signs of the earth and sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the present times.

57 “Why can’t you decide for yourselves what is right? 58 When you are on the way to court with your accuser, try to settle the matter before you get there. Otherwise, your accuser may drag you before the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, who will throw you into prison. 59 And if that happens, you won’t be free again until you have paid the very last penny.”
The reality is, when truth (who Jesus is) is revealed it will cause division.  It will create anger, fire and the kind of things we see today.  We need a revelation of true RIGHTEOUSNESS.  The fullness of this important passage is never taught in it's fullness.  Instead from many pulpits the opposite is taught. You are owed.  You need to make the other guy pay. If we could just end racial discrimination, if we could stop white privilege, if we could have true equality, if we could end police violence, if if if if if if..   Stop believing in IF.  There is no IF.  That's NOT what true righteousness is.  People have to come to know that even when we are on our butt from abuse, there is a way up.

Psalm 37:
18 Day by day the Lord takes care of the innocent, and they will receive an inheritance that lasts forever. 19 They will not be disgraced in hard times; even in famine they will have more than enough. 20 But the wicked will die. The Lord’s enemies are like flowers in a field— they will disappear like smoke. 21 The wicked borrow and never repay, but the godly are generous givers. 22 Those the Lord blesses will possess the land, but those he curses will die. 23 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. 24 Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. 25 Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread. 26 The godly always give generous loans to others, and their children are a blessing. 27 Turn from evil and do good, and you will live in the land forever. 28 For the Lord loves justice, and he will never abandon the godly. He will keep them safe forever, but the children of the wicked will die. 29 The godly will possess the land and will live there forever. 30 The godly offer good counsel; they teach right from wrong. 31 They have made God’s law their own, so they will never slip from his path. 32 The wicked wait in ambush for the godly, looking for an excuse to kill them. 33 But the Lord will not let the wicked succeed or let the godly be condemned when they are put on trial. 34 Put your hope in the Lord. Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you by giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed. 35 I have seen wicked and ruthless people flourishing like a tree in its native soil. 36 But when I looked again, they were gone! Though I searched for them, I could not find them! 37 Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace. 38 But the rebellious will be destroyed; they have no future. 39 The Lord rescues the godly; he is their fortress in times of trouble. 40 The Lord helps them, rescuing them from the wicked. He saves them, and they find shelter in him.

Don't hate me for telling you the truth, but hate me or not, this is the Truth.