Little Things Mean a Lot

I’m in the process of coming down with something.  I probably am catching it from the young child who, along with her parent, has been temporarily staying with me.  The child’s single parent has no choice but to put her into preschool while the parent is at work.   The child inevitably shares communicable diseases with the other children in the preschool.

Anyone getting my gist yet.  “You can’t possibly be saying that we should get rid of preschools because they spread disease, can you?”   Yes, that would be absurd.  If taken to the last degree, then we should get rid of schools altogether and have the children raised at home.  But that would mean that someone would have to stay home and care for and educate the children.  And that would mean that this poor single parent would be forced to pay for a full time caregiver or, short of being able to afford that, that all children should have two parents so that one could stay home and raise the children.

Exactly.

Little things mean a lot.  It’s because they are not really little at all.  Our modern progressive society has merely chosen to marginalize the most important things in the world.  Those “little things” like keeping sex and children inside a marriage turn out to be pretty big when we see the chaos and the incalculable cost of doing otherwise.

A child had to go to work with her parent today because she could not go to school sick or be left home alone.  No child should have to go through that.  Perhaps, when she grows up, she will remember and think twice before doing it to her own children.  Perhaps we will all wake up soon and realize what we have created and do something to change it.  Perhaps.  But, the snowball is far down the hill now, and the problem is no longer so little at all.

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Hitting Double Nickels

No one starts out with the goal of becoming a senior citizen.  It just sort of happens to you one day.  Recently it just sort of happened to me.  As it has, I am beginning to realize things about me and my situation in life that will never be the same.  In some ways that is not encouraging.  But, in other ways, it opens up to my experience a lot of understanding about the whole aging process and about the perceptions that go with it.

I remember when I was a young man of 20.  I remember thinking that, wow, I’m not a teenager anymore, I getting old.  Then I met the plant’s new quality control manager.  He was 27!   One day I asked him what it felt like to be that old!  He laughed and said not much different from 20.

When we are young, time seems to go much slower.  I think it’s for two reasons.  First, the same amount of time is a much larger chunk of our lives.  When you are five, one year is 20% of your life.  When you are 50, you’ve been through it 49 time before, and one more isn’t a big deal.

Secondly, there are a lot more milestones to reach when you are young.  There is talking, walking, the interminable waits for Christmas and birthday presents, learning to ride a bike, to spell, to read, the write, to just about anything.  There are the slow, agonizing years waiting to get out of kiddie school and up with the big kids in junior high.  Then, finally, we arrive at high school.  High school is like a mini lifetime all its own  Seems like there is a major milestone every day, what with grading and sports and clubs and dances and parties.

Then, all of a sudden, it’s over.  There is college for a lot of people.  But college is the big step into adulthood.  Sure, you still have some social fun.  But you start to get into the work routines and the specific job skills that you hope to carry you for the rest of your life.  You have to learn how to budget, keep track of all the paperwork and bills, and maybe you find a spouse.  If you don’t decide on college, you go right to the job.  In a few years, you settle into the work-a-day drudgery that is yours until retirement.  The rest of your working days are spent trying to save enough to be able to not starve when you retire.

When your are still young, by which I mean under 50, you have the aches and pains, but they go away and you have some days where you still feel young.  It never occurs to you that there will come a time in your life when the fatigue and the pain don’t seem to go away.  So you think you can just keep on working till you die.  Of course, you kinda have the idea that you will not really get old until that moment when you are ready to drop.  Retirement will be fun and exciting.  You have to keep that hope alive, because it’s the only thing you have to look forward to for forty years.

Now, I have no children.  I understand why people want them.  Heck, I want them, too.  Back in the pioneer days, everyone wanted and needed children to run the farm and take care of the folks when they got old, which, back then, meant 35.  Now we don’t have those kinds of needs.  But parents still get older, and they stay older for a looooooooong time.  So, parents need kids, even those in their 50’s and 60’s, to help them keep out of those dreadful places we used to call “nursing homes.”  Now they call them “retirement communities.”  A lot of older folks who never had kids like to go there to hang around other old people so they can swap stories about medications and who had the best operations, but mostly so they can be in a crowd of people that pretty much moves at the same pace–slow and careful.  Plus it’s nice not to have to care for a house and make meals anymore.

However, especially among those who didn’t have great paychecks, invest well and can afford twenty years in a retirement community, the idea of moving out of one’s own home is quite depressing.  My own folks have been blessed, so far, to stay in their house.  But there are signs that the run is about done.  They were smart enough to have everything in place, like powers of attorney and living trusts, so that, if it happens, we far away children won’t have to make too many decisions.  Still, it nags in the back of everyone’s mind that it’s time to be prepared.

And, of course, when you have children, the cycles of looking forward to things keeps repeating itself.  Each new child born gives the parent a chance to live all the milestones over again.  Eventually, children lead to grandchildren, and so on.

I often find it sad that so many couples have decided to have just one child, or maybe none at all.  What we always hear is that we have a responsibility to keep from overpopulating the world.  But we shouldn’t be inclined to think that way.  First of all, the poor of the world are filling our void anyway.  When people who are blessed with all the advantages for raising a big family fail to do so, they are merely ensuring that most of the children born in the world will be born into poverty.  So, instead of decreasing the poverty cycle by having fewer children, well off couples are actually increasing poverty by not having more children.

In most developed countries, the birth rate has fallen to 1.5 children or less per couple.  Statistics show that it takes at least 2.6 births per couple to keep a nation or ethnic group from becoming extinct.   Hard as it may be to believe,  The United States, most of Europe and even China are all on the verge of extinction.  Theorists tell us that the earth can only support a few more people than the 7 billion we already have.  But all kinds of new technologies exist that could, if needed, produce enough food to sustain 150 billion people!

I guess, when it comes down to it, it’s either fear or selfishness that causes people not to have more children.  Now, I’m not saying that all those mothers on welfare should keep popping out children that they can’t afford and can’t raise properly.  But I have known many, many middle-class families that learned to get by quite well with half a dozen or more children.  And, despite the fact that studies show that only children are more successful, money made is a very poor measure of success.  Having siblings made me a much better person.

Now, as I get to the point in my life where I am the “crazy uncle” to so many people’s children, I begin to really see what I have missed.   You can bet that, even though I often feel put upon by parents who want me to help with their kids, a bigger part of me is sad because I can’t really raise them as my own.  I only get to borrow them for awhile.  I work a lot, read a lot, blog a lot, and do all manner of things to try to pass the time that I wanted to, at this point in my life, have filled with the stories of my children raising their families.

The other day, I blew my knee out carrying a piano.  I’ve carried hundreds of pianos before and tweaked my knee countless times.  But, this time, it was different.  This time, the pain lingered for four days.  This time, I looked up and realized just how tenuous is my remaining hold on a strong and healthy body that will not need major repairs.  It forces me to double down on my efforts to eat right, live right and be more careful with my body.  It definitely brings me to my knees in prayer on a daily, hourly, basis.  And it makes me wonder if I can hold out until I finally catch up to the ever-increasing age of social security, and what to do if I’m unable to retire at all and can’t work either.  (I think euthanasia will probably be the law by then.  Laws against the old are enacted by young people who don’t think ahead too well.)

So, double nickels it is.  Old by the standards of the 20 year old I once was.  Young by the standards of the incredible octogenarians, many of whom still work.  I come from long-lived people.  Many see one hundred.  I’m not sure I want to go that long, given how hard it is to get out of bed now.  I think the answer for wanting to keep going is having something to look forward to.  This world so made for young people keeps right on ticking with or without the older people.  Most times, it seems like older people are irrelevant.  But they are only so if we make them so.  Or if we make ourselves so.  But children need us.  They need aunts and uncles and grand parents, even if those people are not blood relations.  They need mentors, people with perspective, people with advice and possibly a little capital to invest when the cause warrants it.  Double nickels is the new quarter, I’m going to keep telling myself.  I won’t stop trying to be a father, literally or not.

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Television Has Stolen Three Generations From Their Parents

We like freedom in America.  We want to be free to do what we want, eat and drink what we want, watch what we want without anyone telling us whether it’s good or bad for us.  So it is that we haven’t outlawed cigarettes, even though they most likely give cancer to millions of people.  And we haven’t outlawed liquor (actually did try that once), because it is quite possible to enjoy alcoholic beverages without killing ourselves.  And we haven’t outlawed the television, even though, especially when I was young, but even now, the television present things in our homes that we personally find quite repulsive and pushes the limits of human decency far enough to make almost everyone blush.

There is one thing about cigarettes and booze, though, that doesn’t hold true for television.  We don’t allow our children to use them, because we know they are extremely dangerous for children.  We don’t promote them as a substitute for parenting, as a pacifier for the crying infant, as a wholesome family pastime.  But that is exactly what we have done with television.

Tonight, I am asked once again to watch a small child while his parents are busy.  I don’t have to worry about how to keep him entertained until the parents return.  No, I can just use the same method they use to keep the child distracted while I take care of my grown up duties.  I’ve turned on the television.

To be sure, while we were watching the G-rated movie together, we got some interaction time as I was providing the explanations to his questions.  Even G-rate movies are, after all, somewhat over the head of the small child, and things should be explained.  But, I then capitulated to his favorite channel, Nick Jr.  I’m sorry, but I just can’t watch that drivel.  Yes, he is mesmerized by the bright colors and all the excited, shouting characters.  You might almost say he is hypnotized.  His thinking has turned off and his brain has kicked into receiving mode.  Go ahead and fill him with whatever ideas you want to pump in there.

I sort of am listening.  At one point, it was time for everyone to put on their boots and go outside.  So I turned to him and said, “You heard what he said.  Let’s get our boots on and go outside.”  He looked at me in wonder.  “But I can’t go outside.  I’m watching TV!”

Yup, television seems to bombard our kids with such great messages, like exercise and learning.  But, it doesn’t put our kids into action mode.  It merely reinforces a virtual utopia, to which they will feel eternally connected through media, be it television, internet, or social networking.  No need to actually LIVE a life when we have a virtual one.

Well, maybe Nick Jr. isn’t so bad.  But you can be sure that the television doesn’t stay on that channel, especially when the parents come home.  Then they sit down to watch “adult” content.  No, I’m not talking about porn movies.  I’m talking about every normal show that drips of sadistic, chaotic, immoral scripting.  Murders, alternative sexual situations, adultery, drug use, and the countless reality shows that show people at their worst, are constantly bombarding the children, teaching them that this kind of behavior is normal.  And so the television  creates whole generations that conform to the new normal.

When I was about eight years old, I saw my first murder on television.  It was a senseless crime, and it took me weeks to get over it.  I never really got over it.  Instead I learned to accept that this was something that happened in the cold, cruel world.  That my parents were trying to protect me from such images only made them seem out of touch, once I had seen a few more murders and became hardened to reality.

Today, children see more murders on television that they know real people.  And they see or hear the bragging about more “hook-ups” than they will ever know people with whom they might hook up.  So, they begin to see any talk that such behavior might not be good, much less be immoral and downright destructive to society, as just something the square and out of touch prudes, bigots and hate mongers would say.  Because, after all, television is reality, and television is God.

Well, today’s adults were all raised by television, so it is all they know.  Why should there be any doubt that television will raise the next generation.  Soon, we won’t have any need of real life things like parks, trees, lakes, for people to do real things like play chess, tennis, run around and throw footballs and Frisbees, fish, sail, swim and what have you, or enjoy outings with friends.  Makes one wonder why television is trying so hard to make everyone believe in CO2 emissions and lack of trees as being a problem.  The next generation will have no need of those things anyway.  By then we will all be safely underground in our work pods or strapped safely into the Matrix battery packs.

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Quarterback Ratings Tell Half the Story

For some reason, I have found myself wasting my valuable time researching quarterback stats.  Of particular interest to me, of course, is my main man, Aaron Rodgers.  The debate rages on as to whether he is the greatest of all time.  Of course, if you are a Packer fan, the debate rages on as to whether he is even as good as Brett Favre.   We Packer fans are, of course, living in a most heady time to even have such a conversation.   Would be nice if the bubble were never to burst.  But, alas, we recently found out just how temporary and tenuous our advantage really is.   In the meantime, what fun!

Quarterback ratings have come up a lot when speaking of Rodgers, Favre and others in terms of who is or was the best.  The rating is a little hard to really understand.  But, I think it mainly boils down to average yards per pass and touchdown to interception ration.  Since Rodgers is loath to throw interceptions and has uncorked his share of long throws and touch downs, he leads in career rating.  Favre, in the other hand, led the league in interceptions, so his TD/Int ratio greatly tempers his rating.

Now, I’m not here to say that Aaron is a chump.  No, I think he probably is the best QB in the game today, and he can stand right up there with Moon, Marino, Young, Brady and Aikman as the best pure passer we have ever seen.  But I’m not so ready to dismiss Brett as a chump either.  You can look at a lot of QBs over the years who had much better passer ratings.  But non of them ever came close to getting a whiff of playing in a Superbowl.  For some, you can say they didn’t have the team it takes to be successful.  But, in large part, there are a lot of intangibles that never show up in a quarterback rating.

Yes, Brett Favre led the league in interceptions.  I would like someone to do some research, though, and tell me how many of those interceptions came on third and long.  And I would like to know how far he threw the ball on average in those instances.  Because what the numbers don’t tell you is the “taking a chance at a big play” to “field position” ratio.  In other words, what happens if you just throw the ball away on third down?  You punt.  And what happens when you punt?  You trade field position for possession.  An long interception on third down equals a punt on fourth down.  So, in essence, besides the fact that Favre successfully extended possessions half the time, the other half of the time he was one of the best punters Green Bay ever had!  Of course, you can also point to the fact that he effectively punted on downs other than third a lot of the time, but that brings me to my next point.

When you are playing against a good defense, the chances to score diminish greatly.  Sustaining fifteen play drives against them is highly unlikely.  The odds are against you.   Sometimes the odds are so much against you that the low percentage pass is actually better odds.  I can think of a lot of games the Favre played against a lot of really good defenses.  In a lot of those games, he threw one, maybe two, inceptions early in the game, only to come back with great plays in the second half to pull out the victory.  Many were the times, or course, when it didn’t work out so well.  But none of us who watched and struggled with the bad moments were about to have wished that Favre didn’t play for our side.  When he was good, he was phenomenal.

The Packers had another great pocket passer who never gets much mention because he played in the decades of mediocrity and had more interceptions than touchdowns–one Lynn Dickey.  Playing behind a suspect line and being too hobbled to move, he still had some phenomenal outings, not unlike Dan Marino.  And, although he had James Lofton as a deep threat, he wasn’t blessed, like Marino, with the likes of Mark Duper and Mark Clayton and a whole field of talented receivers.  One has to wonder whether Dickey would have gotten a lot more love on a better team.  Archie Manning was considered a wunderkind, but he drew a career with the Saints.  Enough said.

And, of course, there is Bart Starr.  Starr was probably the Rodgers of his time.  Stats can’t prove it, though, since it was a different era and Lombardi was into running.  Plus, his touchdown to interception ratio barely beat 1:1.  You could make a case that Unitas was much better as a pure passer, but his ratio wasn’t much better.  But then, Favrelous Favre’s ratio was about 3:2.   Yet no one can take away six championships from Starr or that he was the brains behind the most potent offense of his day.

So, we have quarterback ratings and we have wins and championships.  And we have Joe Montana, barely in the individual record book, possessor or only three seasons with a rating over 100, TD/int ratio of 2:1 and four rings, and still considered by many to be the greatest quarterback ever.  Favre’s biggest knock, on the other hand, is that he only made the big show twice, only won it once, and made his mistakes in the games that everyone watched and the ones that mattered.  In the final analysis, being able to win the big ones seem to be what really gets you rated at the top.  And maybe that’s how it should be.  But,  I still put Marino up there, and Dickey, and a of others who never won the big show.  Maybe I don’t put them at the absolute top.  But I don’t hold it against them either.

Now we look again at Rodgers, the modern game, and the QB rating.  It means a lot more today, because a lot more rides on the quarterback in the modern game.  Rodger has won the big one once.  He has also had some off days in the playoffs.  Peyton Manning has won the big one once, his brother Ely twice.  And both of them have lost big ones as well.  Does that make Ely better than Peyton?  What about head to heads.  Doesn’t Brady own both of them?  And he has more Superbowl wins–and losses.  Rodgers is one for one in the big show.  Head and shoulders ahead in all time QB rating.  Does that mean he needs a few more Superbowl wins to be the greatest?

It’s all apples and oranges.  No one in the game was doing the kind of passing that occurs now.  Perhaps we must measure players by how much they stood out from their surroundings.  In that case, maybe Don Hudson was the greatest ever.  Or Jim Brown.  Sticking to quarterbacks, do we define them by sheer talent or by championships.  If the former, there is a case for Rodgers.  If the latter, then the likes of Brady, Bradshaw and Montana are hard to dispute.

Finally, what do we do with one-hit wonders?  Do they lose points because they weren’t ironmen like Favre, Brady, Manning and Warren Moon?  Or do they have a special place as shooting stars, who glowed, perhaps, the brightest of all for a brief shining moment?  And what role does luck play in stats and our assessment, or the ability of the receivers, or the game planning or the coaches?  Do we downgrade Montana because of Jerry Rice or Bill Walsh?  Does Brady become what he is without Belichick?  Too many variables, too little time to compare apples and oranges.

In the end, outside of our respective teams and their fortunes, we remember championships.  And, usually, championship are won by great quarterbacks.  Those that aren’t are won with great defenses (Seahawks, 2000 Ravens, 85 Bears, etc.)  So, put Bradshaw, Staubach, Aikman, Brady, Montana, and Elway into the mix.  Perhaps we add some Mannings and a Rodgers in due time.  They are all special.  Which one is the most special will always be open for debate.  And QB rating will only be half the story.

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Black-on-Black Violence Is of Holocaust Proportions

According to Walter Hoye, as quoted in CNSNews.com, it takes less than three days to snuff out more black people by abortion than all the black people (3446) who were lynched by the KKK in 86 years.  According to 2008 abortion statistics, 432,000 abortions, about 34% of the 1.2 million abortions that year, were black abortions.   According to 2012 CDC statistics for births, there were 587,000 births to black mothers.  Of those, 72% were out of wedlock, which continues an upward trend from 40 years ago, when alarm bells were ignored when 25% of black babies were born out of wedlock.  (The trend of unwed pregnancy has spilled over to white mothers, who now have more than 30% of their children out of wedlock)

Over 40% of black babies are killed by their mothers before they are born.

Three fourths of black babies who are born are consigned to broken homes.

According to the American Free Press, 50% of black male youths and 38% white mail youths will be arrested by the age of 23.  Black youths are six times more likely to commit violent crimes than their white counterparts.  According to the FBI Crime Reports, blacks commit half of the murders nationally.  93% of black violence is directed toward black victims.  In the recent riots over alleged “White-on-black” crime, millions of dollars of black-owned business was destroyed by black protesters, not to mention murders and other violent crimes that far outpaced the original deaths that sparked the outcry.

Meanwhile, from the White House on down, blacks are being encouraged to hate white people and blame them for all the violence against blacks.  Statistically, though, blacks commit violence against white about 50 times as much as the reverse.  However, that is relatively unimportant, compare to the holocaust blacks are perpetrating on themselves.

You know, murder gets all the headlines.  And we should be horrified that half of black pregnancies will end either in abortion or in a homicide at some later date.  But, we should be equally as horrified that all these children being born into poverty and broken homes will live a life worse than death, virtual prisoners until they become, in most cases, actual prisoners.  Of course this does not apply to all blacks, only the half of them who live in the poverty zones.  And that is the real tragedy.  For those in the poverty zones, the chances of incarceration are really almost 100%!

I don’t have a clue how we stop this holocaust, unless it is to sterilize all the women and lock up all the men so that it stops perpetuating.  That would be eugenics, and I am 100% opposed to eugenics, which is genocide.  Obviously, the people who are aborting 40% of black children are not, though.  They think it’s some kind of answer to the problem.  Well, actually, they think it’s a way to keep the black population poor but under control.  Problem is, it’s already out of control.  And not a single welfare or community program is doing a thing to stop it.

I have never gone out of my way to love Jews.  But, I would hope that I would have stood up and said something or done something to save them from Nazi butchery.  Whether or not I love black people is beside the point.  It’s time for all of us to stand up and scream that enough is enough!   This holocaust has got to stop!  Fine, Le Bron.  Wear your “I can’t breathe” shirt.  Be like everyone else and avoid the elephant in the room.   Don’t you think all those perfectly viable, late-term babies who have the life sucked out of them would love it if you stood up for their right to breathe?  How about all the starving babies whose mothers ran off to by crack with the food money?  Don’t you think they would love it if you wore and “I’m starving” shirt for them”.  Don’t you think that all those innocent children caught in the cross fire should have someone wear a shirt for them?   The Elephant in the room, people!  The Elephant!  The Elephant!  The Elephant!

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American Prosperity–Because of or In Spite of Government?

There is a lot of talk in politics about cause and effect.  Primarily, parties try to claim that something they championed caused the prospects of the country to improve, or that something they opposed caused the country to deteriorate or decline.  While this may be in some sense true as far as quality of life and moral standards go, I don’t think it holds very true economically.

Oh, sure, I would be the first one to tell you that FDR was responsible for keeping us in a depression for 14 years.  And I would wager that Obama has a plan to do the same and is having success so far.  But, the economic engine of America is so big, it eventually rights all wrongs. overcomes all obstacles and booms.

Now, average Joe may be greatly influenced, at least in the short term, by the blunders of bureaucracy.  And there is no doubt that he is much more oppressed now than he was in 1950.  However, he is much less likely to be standing in a soup line than was the average Joe of 1937, and much less likely to be trying to take a hill on Iwo Jima than his counterpart of 1944.  Certainly we can look at ourselves on the back side of the post-war boom and say that things are in decline.  And we can point to whatever oppressive legislation is in place and declare it the culprit.  But, every time things got tough for business in the past, business got going.

Recently, inventive people have discovered how to increase the availability of oil reserves a hundred fold.  Other inventive people are discovering work-arounds to trade laws that will allow massive exports of petroleum products and unprecedented profits for Americans.  So much has the landscape already changed that even I have been proven mistaken in my belief that Obama’s policies would raise gas prices to $6 per gallon here.  Faster than even I imagined, new technology is pushing prices rapidly in the other direction.

Here is a prime example of that to which I speak.   Obama’s draconian plans to kill oil production has spurred incredible innovative juices to thwart his efforts.  By the end of his presidency, we are likely to see gas prices returning to pre-Obama levels and the economy, by knee-jerk, taking off again.  In other words, business will have once more saved a president’s legacy, much as in FDR’s time.  And yet, much as with FDR, Obama will probably get the credit. Even though all the evidence indicates that this boom will come in spite of his policies, succeeding generations will gush that it happened because of his policies.  This, of course, will further the dangerous course of the government choke hold whenever we see the next ebb in the economic cycle.

In reality, business continues to innovate, expand, create more jobs and more wealth all the time.  Regulatory snafus and failed government programs often choke the flow of this money to average Joe.  So, average Joe perceives a crisis, and this is reinforced to him on the national news.  And average Joe, along with all of his below average relatives, is coaxed into a human outcry that fuels rage, debate, national drama, and TV ratings.  All the while, out of sight of average Joe, things keep humming right along.  Technologies come and go, each one replace by something better.  There are always those who invest too heavily in the past who are smashed in the ripples.  But, by and large, everyone survives and lives to see another, more prosperous day.

The only thing that really poses a serious threat to the economy is the propensity for governments (or militant groups such as ISIS) to wage war.  In this way, government can affect prosperity, but only negatively.  The toll of human suffering from loss of life, property, and limb, is almost incalculable.  America has managed to keep wars off her own soil for 150 years (give or take a Pearl Harbor).  And so, she continued to prosper.  Yet, her dalliance in Asian and middle east conflicts has been a huge anchor on the American economy, even as war is erroneously touted as what brings us out of the slump.  It is probably not coincidence that America has now been at war for over a decade and that the economy has been in malaise for about the same length of time.

In my business, the operating slogan is “do no harm.”  To me, the best presidents are the ones who get out of the way and let the business of America prosper.  Reagan was not always the best president, but he allowed business to prosper and is well remembered for it.  Clinton’s policies were obstructive.  Yet he is well remembered because the country was prospering during his reign.   Neither of these men created prosperity so much as presided over it.  Certainly Carter was by all accounts inept as president.  Yet, he did not create the economic slump that poisoned his presidency.  His handling of the situations created a perception in the public eye that things were worse that they were, and, to some degree, he made things worse for the average Joe.

America is a gifted land.  But, the tradition of hard work, problem solving and innovation are what made and keep this country foremost in the world.   The government cannot stop the engine, short of waging war on America itself.  But it can influence how many of us average Joes are allowed to grab our share.  The less it tries to steal from business to give to the poor, the more business will assimilate and eliminate the poor.

All Americans have this choice.  On the one hand, they can take what the government steals from enterprise and be stuck with poverty.  Or they may opt to eschew the handout, join enterprise, and proper with it.  Choosing to leave the underclass will eliminate the need for the government to feed the underclass, and the underclass will die of attrition.

In the book Flat Land, a man became acquainted with a world that only existed in two dimensions.  No one in this world could conceive of being able to move in the third dimension and couldn’t even conceive of the existence of it.  Then, one day, a sphere passed through Flat land and amazed everyone.  Eventually, a flat lander was ripped out of flat land into the three-dimensional world, saw and understood the sphere, and didn’t want to go back to Flat land.

If government has done one thing for the under class, it has been to convince them they live in Flat land and that they could never possibly ever get out.   It’s not going to be easy to convince them otherwise, but they can get out.  All of the generations before them got out.  If they get out, it will not be because of government.  But, in spite of government, hope for properity springs eternal.

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LOUIS FARRAKHAN & THE CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIA

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Again I beat this dead horse, probably because it is now a zombie horse that refuses to die. There are so many layers to the story. Allegedly about racism, it’s really more about attempts by seditious political groups to undermine America. These groups could not ask for a better group of useful idiots to, wittingly or unwittingly, advance their cause. Obama himself was greatly influenced in childhood by both Muslim and Communist mentors, both with the same agenda to tear down America and to replace it with a country of their own ideology. Here is a lot of proof for anyone who really wants to know the truth, which doesn’t appear to be anyone in the mobs or in the complicit media.

Originally posted on Flyover-Press.com:

The Michael Brown thing is getting far more than its share of attention from both sides of the argument than it deserves. After all, it amounts to nothing more than a member of one criminal gang killing a member of another criminal gang. Nothing unusual for today’s “War on Everything and Everybody” style of government .

But…there are two things that we SHOULD be concerned about– both of which are clearly identifiable crimes with a criminal gang perpetrator and an innocent victim.

1. The epidemic of black on white violence that Colin Flahrety is trying so hard to expose. See The top 200 black mob violence videos. You will be appalled, especially how the mainstream media has almost completely ignored these events. And…

2. The fact that, (according to the FBI at least) if you are an American citizen (either black or white) you are eight (8) times more likely to be murdered by a cop than you are by a…

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