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How To Fight The Foolishness
Numapepi
 May 14 2024 at 03:01 pm
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How To Fight The Foolishness Posted on May 14, 2024 by john Dear friends, It seems to me, the goal of the elite is to destroy the nation state, and they’re doing it by perverting everything, until everything collapses. They’re teaching absurdity in the schools, undermining education. The cultural elite are inculcating us with stories that are a perversion of reality, making us susceptible to reality’s bite. Then there’s the fact the bureaucratic elite are exploiting their power over law, to reward crime and punish justice, destroying our faith in the courts. There’s the fentanyl crisis the elite could stop tomorrow, the wars and diseases the elite started, as well as the destruction of the family unit. By every measure the elite are either failing, or succeeding… if I’m correct in my assessment of their intentions. There is a way we can combat the absurdity… by not going along. Don’t agree to things you know are wrong. We’re pushed by the media, public opinion and courtesy, to go along. That’s a quality that makes us human. Our socialization. We’ve found that going along with the crowd, even to foolishness, is often better than standing alone and getting eaten by a lion. We’re not threatened by lions, our threat comes from the crowd becoming lemmings, and running off a cliff. Led by the self proclaimed experts. Many of us lack the self-determination to fight against a crowd. Especially when we’re berated by “experts.” In that case, we tamp down our conscience and do the wrong thing, to get along. We agree to that which we know to be absurd. So discredit ourselves in our own eyes, producing cognitive dissonance, that makes us all the easier to manipulate next time. Don’t repeat the lies, use the words, or even grant the premise of their arguments… unless in a mocking way. Everything the post modernist progressive faction does, is based on an egoistic lust for power over others. They’re the heirs of the fascists and communists… and are willing and capable of all the atrocities their ancestors did. Class theory is merely a way to channelize our thinking to suit their needs. Grouping us and pitting us against each other is a classic elitist tactic. Still used because it’s so effective. Elitist theory better matches human history. Politically correct language is explicitly designed to promote a political ideology. It’s in the damn name. Whatever a progressive says, is projection, because people with dark triad personality disorders have no ability to self analyze. Point out the stupidity, make jokes about it and those that push it. Ridicule them into the ground. Nothing cuts an egoist more than mockery. They take themselves absolutely seriously and expect everyone else to as well. Initially, ridicule triggers a narcissistic rage. If rage doesn’t work, they flee, to find easier victims. Gaslighting is nothing but laughing stock. How is a rock and a progressive different? The rock can tell the difference between a boy and a girl. Caustic humor works best. It burns their egos like nitric acid burns limestone. Absurdity only has power to sway if it’s not pointed out. Laughing at it is the most effective way to point it out. So ridicule, laugh at and mock the elite, who push post modernist perversions. Epstein wasn’t killed by tainted shell fish… but by tainted people. Whether their goal is the destruction of the nation state, to make way for their Star Trekesque globalist utopia, or they’re just plain stupid, the elite are engaged in the systematic destruction of the world as we know it. That’s not really debatable. Nor is the question of why. Why doesn’t matter if a train is hurdling towards you. The question is… how to avoid it. By not agreeing to their foolishness, we make a stand against it, and it stops with us. When we refuse to repeat lies those lies lose credibility. Moreover, the elite are over represented with dark triad personality disorders, and so have egos measured in parsecs. Therefore, they can’t stand criticism, let alone outright mockery. So mock them and their ideas, to expose the stupidity, trigger them into taking off the mask, or get them to flee. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Is anger useful? A martial artists notes
danielwisniewski
 April 23 2024 at 07:18 pm
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I was on facebook and saw a quote attributed to Bruce Lee saying you should express your anger. It made me think a bit and I decided to jot some notes. It turned into this, basically an essay. I thought it was maybe worth sharing. I didn’t edit it very much, mostly changed some of my own shorthand and added breaks in the text for readability. I feel with anger the first thing is to analyze and feel it, understand where it is coming from and why. Next one should decide it's worth, make a conclusion. If it is not worth acting on, acknowledge it's validity as a messenger and as your sensitivity and calibrate and let it go. If it is worth it, decide how to act and take action in a way where you reach a resolution and allow the motivation it gives you to fuel and energize you... Don't bottle anger and suppress it. Don't ignore it. Acknowledge it and evaluate it. Raise your awareness of it so you may let go of the things nagging the edges of your vision. If you ruminate on it without resolving it or dismissing it, you only grow anger into rage. You become irrational and destructive. If you tell yourself anger is wrong entirely and immoral, you judge yourself every instance you make a strong and emotionally felt judgment and this is an irony and a self fulfilling circular logic or lack of awareness. It's not about just automatically letting go of anger as it's felt regardless of why. It's not about rejecting anger as a bad emotion devoid of value. It is understanding why it exists and utilizing it well. You don't automatically stoke a fire through addressing anger rather than dismissing it yet if you address the offending issue angering you with more offending anger it doesn't just let it go and it does fan the fire. It's more like you recognize why it is there and decide to send the signal to a higher level than a state of raw reactionary anger… you meditate. Ultimately on the one hand you want them to understand how you feel, how their actions affected you on a gut level, subconsciously and yet also you do not want to lower yourself to the level of someone who did wrong unless it is needed for self defense. Ultimately you do want to extinguish the anger somewhat as venting is more like adding fuel rather than resolution. It gives you something to do and expends energy but releasing energy also stimulates more energy unless the act of releasing it also has a mechanism for defusing. Defusing is done through understanding and resolution. If a retaliation is done to what caused the angry reaction rather than on just anyone or anywhere it does achieve a sense of justice likely derived from the gut reaction to share the wrong back to show what it feels like rather than a true desire to hurt who harmed, though maliciousness is done as well. If you teach a martial arts student to use anger they will have bad self control and self awareness, it makes them go over the actions of aggression for its own sake like a drug. Venting does anger like an exercise. It drills it and encourages it. If you teach them to judge it or fear it they will run away and not deal with issues. Either way it is reactionary. I'm not sure if distracting is valid. If you've evaluated and dismissed rather than distracting I'd say it's moving forward whereas distracting might cause more rage to build on the edges or subconsciously. It seems it is wrong to teach a student to imagine someone they dislike or use anger as a tool for motivation unless it is a just and righteous self defense or defense of others and yet what about the motivation to defend others or yourself rather than the motivation to destroy the one who offends you? I think of stuff like DBZ, Dragonball Z where they fight monsters essentially and the idea of righteous anger but also it seems like an inflammation and disease somewhat yet also inflammation makes things heal and rebuild muscles. It teaches being reactionary as well if it's done wrong. You should sort of not want to harm others even if they harm you. A sense of justice and self affirmation seems natural when you do but it is often overdone. Why shouldn't motivation serve as motivation rather than anger or rather a sense of duty or urgency to take action when it is vital. You should get motivated to take action because you want to do the right action and anger is just one signal and emotion, there is a full array to evaluate. If you have a strong ability to analyze quickly and a strong awareness then it gives less rise to anger and you seek resolution more readily. Often anger is more distracting than motivating if it stays after the initial signal though it sometimes becomes a detached sense of "something's off" so you don't automatically assume you were wronged. Even if you were wronged you seem to try to understand why until it is outside of your ability to do anything and it still harms you, making you feel weak maybe but also strengthening your resolve. It is your decision what method to use and the way you see it when you deal with stressors and you don’t know where the end is. If you are agitated and angry and seeking resolution… still it's best to accept the situation and seek resolution and accepting doesn't mean agreeing it means seeing what is and then deciding what is the next move and seeing what is makes the next move wise. On some level it starts to feel like you do want to teach yourself through reiteration to strike back and this is a reflection of the struggle of existence yet you want to do it wisely. Distracting yourself or ruminating makes it worse. Ruminating fuels and distracting ignores. If you sit with it and do nothing until you decide why it's there and what you should d, it effectively uses the emotion for a resolution and sees it for what it is. It is a blockage, it is a sense of wrong. Deal with it effectively and you are more aware of what is right and you get strong. It's like saying any emotion is a drive, sure yes, why? Anger is not aggression, anger nor aggression are violence. It's about enthusiasm rather than overreaction it's about tuned with the moment and high energy and motivation but not based on either fear or anger and yet also utilizing these as messengers.
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Buying Justice
Numapepi
 April 25 2024 at 03:05 pm
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Buying Justice Posted on April 25, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, while the recent Supreme Court ruling restoring property rights to American citizens, and chastising the EPA is a victory… it came at a cost. I don’t know what the lawyer bills for the Sackett family were, but I guarantee they were in the hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not the millions. There aren’t many people with that level of wealth enabling them to successfully protect their Constitutional Rights. Which means… only the rich have actual Constitutional Rights, the rest of us get the scraps from the table, breaded in dirt . How many families have been abused by the EPA, and indeed all the other bureaucracies that exist only to make life harder for the average American? They didn’t have millions set aside to pay for attorneys. Doesn’t this paradigm seem unjust to you as well? The court system is based on political favor. We know this by their actions, past and present. By those actions, showing their political bias, we can predict with some accuracy their future actions. Obama could murder a child in public, and the media would say the kid had it coming, the DOJ would say it’s not their jurisdiction, and the NY prosecutor would play Pontius Pilot. Because Obama has too much political favor to charge with a crime. At least in NY. Courts use political favor as the primary source of their decrees. Then backtrack with reason to justify their rulings. A smart jurist like Oliver Wendell Homes, can make a perversion of justice so seamless, abuse looks like love. As in Buck v Bell. That’s why we buy lawyers… to lease their political favor, for our benefit. It’s good that we get the scraps from the table. Those scraps are getting fewer and further between though. For example, the legal system in NY is showing itself to be utterly corrupt. But here’s the rub… if they’re willing to violate a billionaire’s Constitutional Rights, in public, then what limit is there on the NY “justice” system abusing you or I? Nothing. Other than political favor. Once the court system has grudgingly allowed us a Right, they not so studiously, enforce it. We have many Constitutional Rights on paper, but I know people who’ve had their Constitutional Rights abused, that abuse exposed to the courts, and the consequences were for the victim, not the perpetrator. Because the victim didn’t have political favor. That’s where the law and order people have it wrong. Lacking the political favor to get the courts to rule on one’s side, a litigant can take the case to a higher court. Where he or she hopes the notoriety and publicity will force the court to rule justly. Which is usually a fools errand. Especially if the litigant has negative political favor. Unless the case is making the courts a laughing stock, making it’s patently in the system’s best interest to tamp down the knowledge of its corruption, so they rule justly. To protect their image. This paradigm however demands a great deal of wealth from the victim, to protect their Constitutional Rights… and ours. Even after having spent millions on lawyers, with strong political favor, many victims are crushed in the process. Making the legal game one for the rich… not the average Joe. A litigant with sufficiently negative political favor risks their attorney’s political favor as well. To the point of getting them disbarred. The system will steal the assets of a victim they don’t want fighting back. Especially one who’s been obviously aggrieved. Like Trudeau did to the Canadian Trucker protesters, and Gofundme shut down Kyle Rittenhouse’s fundraiser. Stealing their ability to fight back. Proving our system of “justice” is nothing of the sort. It replaces actual justice for Thrasymachus’ version. Where law is a swindle, so the powerful can steal from the weak, and call it just. If the weak fight back, now, that’s unjust. This inhuman system is gated by the huge cost of lawyers. Holding the hoi polloi ever at arms length from justice. They don’t call it the “Bar” for nothing. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Vampire Elite
Numapepi
 April 26 2024 at 02:29 pm
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Vampire Elite Posted on April 26, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, our elites thirst for blood is insatiable, their sere mouths need slaking as if they were tied down in the desert sun. Not simply Western elites but elites the length and breadth of the planet. That’s why it’s so important to murder the Jews, slaughter the Russians, exterminate the Ukrainians, crucify the Christians, kill the Hindus, starve the poor, draw Europe into the death fest, and goad Putin into using nukes on America… as the CCP’s greedy eyes peruse Taiwan, India, and Vietnam, as stepping stones to the rest of the world. Africa needs to be held in perpetual poverty by the socialists, as South America must be fed propaganda, to starve them. Over one hundred thousand Americans a year die of Fentanyl overdose. Twice the deaths of ten years of Vietnam. Making Dracula look like a gnat. The US government spends untold billions a year on spying. Are we to presume such a magnificent amount of money is insufficient to determine the source of the fentanyl? When the news reports it regularly? For free. The CCP even has tax incentives for producing fentanyl, and its components, to send to Mexico for use in the US. Which makes the CCP over the last two decades the most effective murderer of American citizens there has ever been. One hundred thousand a year, times twenty years, is two million Americans the CCP has murdered. That death count exceeds any foreign war the US has ever been in. In fact it exceeds all the foreign wars combined. That level of slaughter couldn’t have been accomplished without the help of parched US elites though. European elites are salivating at the thought of getting in a dust up with Russia. They think they can take it this time. Even if they have to nuke the world… to protect it from peace. Even as the elites help China’s military buildup, as their grandfathers did to the Germans earlier. While European and American elites abet the importation of fentanyl to kill their citizens by the truckload. Open borders, a media that downplays and distracts from the death count, as well as keeping their mouths shut when talking with their accomplices in the CCP. Of course, it’s fun to jet off to some exotic land to chat about how the people in Africa and South America must be kept in perpetual poverty, for the planet’s sake. Socialism has worked fine, so far, so why change direction? Since famine is almost as good as war. The propaganda we’re inundated with, and the news denied to us speaks louder than a thunderclap, as to our elite’s desires. How often is the ethnic cleansing of Nagorno Karabackh talked about in any news? The Armenians have lived there since before the time of Jesus, and are being exterminated by the Azerbaijanis. That’s perfectly acceptable though. Because it helps slake our elites thirst for blood. The Genocidal Gazan propaganda has to be maintained, to keep the war between the Jews and Muslims going, forever. A critical base load source of blood for our elite. That’s one of the reasons George Soros bought up a bunch of Spanish language radio stations. To maintain the drumbeat of chaos inducing propaganda insuring our jugular veins stay open. It appears the biggest problem the elites had with Trump, and still do, is his peacenick stance on perpetual war. How dare he want to stop the slaughter?!?! He tried to stop the fentanyl deaths too! They say Trump even wants to raise the standard of living of people in Africa and South America… The intolerable human heartedness! Doesn’t he realize those poor elites are dehydrated from being tied down in the desert sun? No wonder they’ve gone completely insane. Insane from thirst. A mere one hundred thousand deaths from fentanyl a year, isn’t enough to keep their mouths moistened, let alone slake an insatiable thirst. Our elites need blood. Our blood. The only other solution would be to replace them with elites that aren’t vampires… before God turns the water into blood. To finally slake that thirst. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Pandering
Numapepi
 May 09 2024 at 03:55 pm
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Pandering Posted on May 9, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me… pandering shows utter contempt for the person being pandered to. That they might not know it is irrelevant. If someone back stabs you, and you don’t know it, are you harmed? Yes, by the reputational damage. Pandering is similar. It treats the subject as subhuman. A simpleton to be manipulated by pandering. Others see the pandering, and holds the person that needs to be pandered to, as childish. Especially if the pandered themselves don’t realize their being pandered to. “I aint in no ways tired…” When said authentically is a powerful statement of drive, but when said as a way to pander, shows total disrespect for the audience. Authenticity then, shows respect and holds the audience as adults, equals, and not patsies. Pandering is contemptuous of the listener. How is it possible for pandering to be respectful? You pander to a toddler. Coochy coochy coo! Cute is cute and you know who! Now, that kind of speech may be appropriate for a child, but wholly inappropriate for an adult. Especially a stranger. Moreover, pandering requires the panderer to judge the other is childish. Thus pandering will manipulate and not enrage them. Most people are made susceptible to pandering because of our alienating culture. Many folks feel alone and unheard. The longer they feel this way the more open they are to pandering. Their need for validation is so high. Once pandered to, they will fall in love with the villain, who considers them children to be manipulated. Which is of course why politicians pander so much. Treating an adult like a child is the ultimate form of disrespect. That’s why whenever the target notices it they get enraged. Because respect protects us from violence. Pandering is effectively contempt. Once recognized, contempt damages our ego. Why don’t more people become angry when pandered to then? I suspect it’s because they’re in some way emotionally needy, too busy to notice the contempt behind the pandering, or just plain stupid. We’re all stupid now and then. That’s one thing that makes us human. So, we’re all subject to manipulation by pandering, now and then. Many will subconsciously ignore the contempt behind it, because to recognize it, would mean recognizing our own flawed nature. So, to control the cognitive dissonance, we pretend the pandering is authentic. Pandering is a peculiar form of manipulation, in that pandering tries to get us to have affinity, for someone who detests us. If they held us in esteem they wouldn’t be pandering. Once our emotions are manipulated to favor the panderer, we are more likely to do as they ask. What a nice guy, he talks just like me! So I suppose I’ll get that shot with the deadly side effects. That Yankee would never lie to me, not with that southern drawl! Pandering bypasses our normal sense of caution. Allowing villains to enter through the back door into our consciousness. So… pandering is a swindle. A swindle that con men use on unsuspecting rubes, to take our money, agency and humanity. Just because the game is run by politicians doesn’t make it any less of a fraud. Authenticity is respectful. Both of the listener and the speaker. Pandering is a con, while authenticity is honest. When people are authentic, they can be trusted. We know where we really stand and there’s little pretense. We pander to children because they’re children. With a child it’s a form of play, not manipulation. Because we don’t respect a child, we love them unconditionally, in and of themselves. An equal however, must be treated as an equal, else they’re offended. Whether they realize it or not. Moreover, when we do a bad thing to someone, even accidentally, we dislike them, to assuage the cognitive dissonance. So, those who pander, are knowingly manipulating the listener and unknowingly, themselves… to dislike the listener. Making pandering an evil we should detest, call out and avoid. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Right Government
Numapepi
 May 06 2024 at 03:29 pm
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Right Government Posted on May 6, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, elitists like to think they’ll be at the top if a totalitarian system comes in, but when they’re excluded from the halls of power, they often become enraged. Too little too late for them though. They’ve ceded their right to a say by their past strident statements. Some honestly believe in the rightness of monarchy, others the wisdom of aristocracy, while there are those who prefer democracy. Despite the fact history proves them all failures. Each leading the state and people into unrecoverable disasters. The siren song of using state power to solve societal problems, is one that’s easy for everyone to hear, and alluring to the elite’s ear. Nevertheless, the problem of the right ordering of society remains. How to order society without the government eventually driving us into a ditch? Class Elitists think that experts should run the show. Why not? They’re smarter, better educated and dog gone it… better people. Elitists look down on humanity as ignorant, foolish and easily manipulated. Which is an example of projection. The elite may be highly educated but that doesn’t mean they know anything of value. Since the elite aren’t subject to the corrective feedback mechanisms you and I are, they’re susceptible to ever more insane ideas. Moreover, living in an echo chamber atop an ivory tower, makes them easy to manipulate. Which results in a despot, rising from within the dross of aristocracy, to become Caesar. Bypassing any good that might come of a Marcus Aurelius, and going directly to Nero. Making rule by the elite, aristocracy, a stop on the path to collapse. Totalitarian elitists believe that republics and democracies are wrong forms in that no one takes responsibility for the nation’s outcome. For good or bad, the wire pullers in parliament sit at the table, changing the course of nations, get rich doing so, and hide when the bill of responsibility comes due. That’s why totalitarian elitists believe in a monarch. To rightly order society, make laws that make sense and take responsibility for the results. Then force everyone to get onboard. Corporations, individuals and government, all on one page, working together to make the Fuhrer’s goals come true. Because that’s how monarchy always ends up. With a Fuhrer. History is unambiguous on this fact. No state governed by a monarch hasn’t quickly become a tyranny. It’s the nature of despotism. Democrats are of the opinion that people are best served who serve themselves. Every person should have an equal say. Get rid of parliament and monarch in favor of a total democratic system. We have the technology. Then the people would choose, the people would win or lose, and the people would bear responsibility. This notion is idealistic in it’s simplicity. While generally, the people are canny, we’re subject to mob mentality. A demagogue can stir us into a froth getting us to vote against our best interest, as did Alcibiades, and lead a people into disaster. Like Syracuse. Moreover, democracy can be the source of internal friction. That friction heating up a society to the melting point. At which the elite step in and take over. To stop the chaos. Leading to oligarchy then tyranny and finally collapse. A republic, Aristotle’s ideal form of government is great… on paper. Republics, as history has shown, are just as subject to being perverted as any other form of government. Even the advent of Constitutionally limited government has failed. Because, whenever people are vested with power over others, good people will turn bad, bad people will be attracted to it, and the run of the mill person will be turned off by the whole sordid affair. What’s the answer then? To take the US founder’s republican solution the next step. Limit the elite by constitution, pit them against each other, add absolute transparency as the default, and give it teeth. If government is limited, the damage it can do is also limited. No matter who rules, limit them, by constitution, penalty, responsibility and transparency. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Cultural Subtext
Numapepi
 April 29 2024 at 02:30 pm
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Cultural Subtext Posted on April 29, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, a subtext of our culture is that we as individuals are inept, and not to be trusted, while government is adept, and always to be trusted. While the reality is that no one is always adept or inept, and no one is always wise or foolish, both individuals and governments. All are capable of right action, smart thought and wise awareness. Nevertheless, individuals are inculcated with the notion, we should not trust ourselves, our hearts or conscience. Always to question ourselves… but not the government, or more precisely, the experts. While it makes sense to question our base desires, questioning one’s conscience, is foolish. Individuals, you and I, are more capable to decide what suits us. Therefore, it’s our duty to smash that pernicious and negative mindset, that we should always defer to experts. Cultures have subtexts that are unspoken ideas that permeate the zeitgeist. America used to have the subtext that anyone can get rich. That was one of the reasons the US was so resilient in the face of socialist propaganda. The progressive economist Veblen, said, the reason Americans can’t be made to hate the rich, is because every American thinks he could become rich. Making that mindset self destructive. Progressives have successfully changed the subtext of US culture, from anyone can get rich, to only old money is legitimate. The elite have created such a labyrinth of bars to wealth, and incorporated the difficulty in our public education curriculum, that natives only seek a job… fearing the challenges of starting a business, and so, few are entrepreneurs. Part of the reason so few are entrepreneurs nowadays is that we don’t have self confidence. The self confidence that comes from accomplishment, not from baseless praise. The experts took industrial arts, and home economics out of the curriculum, because it makes kids self sufficient. The ability to take care of oneself gives a sense of confidence. While, the inability to care for one’s own basic needs, cuts the self confidence from a person. Those who can’t even cook a biscuit, are natural followers, not leaders. I suspect, a symptom of this toxic mindset is the fact so many people eat out… even cooks. Because, as long as we’re a cog on a sprocket, we’re comfortable. Lacking that sense of self sufficiency that industrial arts and home economics gives, we become weak, susceptible to propaganda and ductile. This programming is so deep, powerful and esoteric that it keeps us from seeing the obvious. Because the obvious goes against our programming. We still worship government. Despite the multitude of catastrophic government failures. The US government just had a debacle in Afghanistan, and immediately, launched into another potentially nuclear war. That war is rapidly becoming another debacle. Who could have seen that coming? Oh, everyone, who isn’t programmed not to. The 2008 financial crisis went past, and government did nothing to solve the underlying problems, and so we face them again today, but worse. The dragon has grown. Meanwhile, us individuals have shored up our personal economies, cut our spending to balance our budgets, and kept peace with our neighbors. Empirical evidence would suggest, individuals are in fact the competent ones, and government is usually inept. The exact opposite of our cultural subtext. Individuals have to constantly clean up the mess that government creates… economic, international and domestic. When government creates a perverted incentive, it’s individuals that adapt to keep our nation running smoothly. The more government screws it up, the harder we have to work to keep it straight. Which shows, we are more than a cog on a sprocket, and more adept than government with all it’s experts, and billions of dollars. They rely on us to bail them out constantly. I’m here to tell you… government and experts are not adept, they’re inept. We’re the wise, smart and competent ones, realize it then think, speak and act accordingly. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Post Science, Science
Numapepi
 May 01 2024 at 02:46 pm
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Post Science, Science Posted on May 1, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, just as we’re in post Constitutional America, we’re also in post scientific method, science, and post rational, logic. Instead of using reductionism to come to conclusions about the world, our elites have flipped the script and use reductionist arguments to discredit truth, and defend lies. Why do you think Boeing has had such a string of failures? Bad luck? I don’t think so. They’ve changed their hiring practices, for diversity, instead of merit. People who think math is racist aren’t optimal engineer candidates. Even physicists are caught in the post modernist mind trap. They have to parrot lies, they know are lies, else get ostracized from the scientific community. We’ve reverted to an iron age philosophy, that predates Christian ideas of absolute truth, universal justice and the Golden Rule. Those tasked with the preservation of the US system, have abandoned it, for a melding of fascism and communism. Because they’re so much smarter than the founding fathers, Greatest generation and every Enlightenment thinker. Which is why we’re in post Constitutional America. Because of the arrogance of the elite. Today, we’re treated to an opera about how evil the US is, because it had slavery a century and a half ago. “The US was founded on racism.” Which is obviously a reductionist argument, reducing the whole, to a single point. A point that’s then taken out of context. The irrational logic then continues, slavery today is not discrediting of the systems or people that do it, today, but of the people who outlawed it back then… and their posterity. Using a moral argument they themselves reject. Scientists are limited by politics. Those limitations come in a variety of flavors. To stay in the good graces of the people with the purse strings, they have to lie. Lie about climate, politics and even physics itself. Anything that goes against the politically favored narrative is verboten. That’s how a Harvard Professor got canceled for saying, men are better at math than women. A clearly bigoted fact. Then he tried to justify his macho remark with statistics. Further proving his unworthiness. Though, thought is only limited, in ways the elites don’t like. Unlimited amounts of money are available to explore those ideas the elite approve of. So, scientists have to lie to stay in the funding lane, they’re limited in the facts they are allowed to say in public, and their research is limited… by political reality. The age of reason is over and we’re boldly marching back into an age of irrationality. Led by the priests of logic, bureaucrats, scientists and experts. They explain how peaceful protests for a return to Constitutional rule is insurrection, but riots, iconoclasm, arson, beatings, and trashing cities are protected speech… if they’re in the name of destroying the West. Scientists exploit their great intellect to explain why climate change went on for three billion years, without man on the planet… but now it’s all on us. How the only way to preserve democracy, is with open mail in voting without signature match, or verification of any kind. Why it’s in children’s best interest to immediately castrate them if they question their sexual identity. Justifying a myriad of idiotic notions the elite want to be true. All hail our wise, smart and nutter elites. They’re moving us from the Age of Reason to a new Dark Age. A general collapse generated by the elite’s obtusity. In their wisdom, the experts, scientists and corporations bow to politics in everything. As Hitler counseled in his book, Mein Kampf. Some might balk at following Hitler’s plan so closely, but not our elites, they’re made of sterner stuff. Following in the footsteps of Mao, Stalin and Chang Kai Chek, they’re boldly going where every other despot has gone. Abandoning scientific reason for political expedience they’re taking the low road. With locked doors, and us in the back seat, it looks like we’re in for one Hell of a ride. Buckle up folks, because we know where this road leads. Try to preserve the Christian ideas of truth, justice and the Golden Rule. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Facilitating Regulations
Numapepi
 May 08 2024 at 02:39 pm
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Facilitating Regulations Posted on May 8, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, most people misunderstand the fundamental role of laws and regulations… they are supposed to facilitate, not hinder. That they hinder and don’t facilitate is because it’s much easier to make rules that hinder than facilitate. Facilitating requires cunning, wisdom and human heartedness, while most of us only wield cunning. We connive to get what we’re told we want. Instead of being wise and seeking to get what we do want, and need. So rules and regulations are made to hinder instead of facilitate. They are a tool of the elite to unjustly take and call it just. Thus hindering the economy, humanity and science. If the rules we are subject to facilitated, instead of hindered, the economy would roar, our standard of living would be high and our future would be bright. But they’re not. Not only is it difficult to write rules that facilitate, it’s so hard, unintended negative consequences constantly turn up. Requiring more regulations to address the unintended consequences of the first. Which themselves will have unintended consequences… and so forth. Leading to an environment where everything is eventually regulated by law. Under such a paradigm, business must grind to a halt, and all commerce will be done by government. The reason it’s so difficult to write facilitating regulation, is to do so, requires human hearted omniscience. Since no one has human hearted omniscience, no one can effectively write facilitating regulations or laws. The best we can hope for are laws and regulations that are limited. Since regulations grow over time they must eventually overgrow the garden. As the rules become ever more complex, to close loop holes, and address unintended consequences… those rules become ever more burdensome. Once commerce can’t operate due to the regulations, and government takes over, you have socialism. The climax species of government. Until the forest is destroyed and starts anew. That’s the path through history the human race has trod many times. Roman elites argued their world was so complex it needed a huge bureaucracy to control it. Then the Roman bureaucracy created so much friction and perverted incentives that even a slave based economy ground to a halt. Showing that governments evolve to destroy themselves. It’s a quality of governance. Because, there are always justifications for more laws, and never a reason for less. Eventually, once the rules become so total and arcane it’s impossible not to break some, everyone is a criminal. Talk about regulations that harm. Once we’re all criminals we’ll have to cower before government like a mouse before a cat. Cutting government from feedback. Silencing everyone. Because, if they speak, the government will charge them with a crime. Collecting rainwater, cooking with gas, or have the wrong kind of roof… and prison is awaiting your criminal derriere. You see, regulations are not simply a tool of control, they’re a tool of control. The fear of them makes people self censor. Fear is sane since bureaucracy has no heart, soul or conscience. Which is why all civilizations, states and nations before ours, have risen in virtue and fallen in vice. Rules that facilitate are simple, few, and go away if they fail at facilitating. The exact opposite of the paradigm today. Where regulations are immortal. I would get Mohair goats to collect the free government money… if it weren’t so blood soaked. It would be nice to reverse the train and back away from the end of the track, but that’s not how this stuff works. The elite are the drivers. Making laws and regulations that hinder our nation, people and mankind itself, to benefit themselves. So they’re not going to stop. One of Trump’s biggest sins in the eyes of the elite was removing regulations. Like kudzu, in every nation, regulations will grow to overwhelm the system, and that nation will collapse. The wise prepare for it, the foolish egg it on, and patriots speak up to slow it, as they get ready. Sincerely, John Pepin
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A Free Ride
Numapepi
 April 24 2024 at 04:24 pm
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A Free Ride Posted on April 24, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the elite have made the US and Europe a wagon, for migrants to hop on for a free ride. While us citizens are yoked to the contraption. The elite are guilty of this crime. An elite who went to great trouble, enabling it with legislation, encouraging non citizens to collect the dole. That non citizens can vote in many localities, for the faction that enabled them, is a bonus. Moreover, if casting a ballot is illegal, they can mail in their vote, no id, no signature match… no problem. Some may argue the cost in inflation is an issue. Not for the people who get the money first, Before it inflates the value of our money away. What is a bored MS13 gang member to do with their time? Crochet? Probably not. I’m sure most have more exciting ideas. It might be fun for them to drag their feet… The cost is no problem to the elite, who merely print up the money on a computer, and use it to pay for the non citizen’s welfare, social security, WIC, aid to needy families, home heat assistance, medicaid, free Obama phones, a pile of cash simply for getting here, and a free plane ticket to anywhere in the US they want to go mooch. Inflation steals the money from the citizenry without needing to put a gun to our heads. The theft is subtle and disguised, so the elite can claim, it’s “those greedy stores…” Like Eggbert’s grocer is getting rich selling potatoes for 50 cents a pound. Especially when the elite print up 60 billion, and flush it down the toilet in a foreign war… instead of using a penny of it to shore up our borders. Because that would cut off the supply of valuable freeloaders. The crime the elite expected is already paying dividends. In Australia, stabbings by members of the religion of pieces is skyrocketing. Following the trajectory of terrorism in Britain and Europe. Soon Europe, Australia and the US, will become the new Nagorno Karabackh. Crime, especially random stabbings, cause people to be uncomfortable. They’re a pain in the stomach. That discomfort leads to demands for more laws. But as Cicero said, “The more laws the less justice.” Which is obviously the goal of the elite. To create so many laws justice drowns in them. Mass shootings by illegal alien trans people is on the rise. That’s new. Even as whole sections of our cities are being abandoned because of rampant retail theft. Despite the demand from customers. There were a couple back in the nineteen sixties that came up with a plan to destroy the US. Making way for a communist takeover. They were Richard Cloward and Francis Piven. Their brainchild was to bankrupt the US by overwhelming it’s social safety net. Put so many people on the dole, the net snaps, and the US is bankrupted. Then the dollar is ruined, the people lose their jobs, resulting in general poverty, and chaos… then the Constitution becomes mere prose on friable paper. Paper the elite will be only too happy to set fire. To warm their egos by. A person who uses her right brain now and then, might look around and notice the parallels. Another, focused on his task, heedless of the outside world, a left brainer, won’t even notice. Our lack of contact with reality blinds us. The beauty of bringing in millions of people who despise us and our culture, is that they won’t simply ride in the wagon… they’ll drag their feet. What’s a bored migrant to do but pass the time engaging in crime? It’s exciting, rewarding, and with Soros prosecutors, no risk. Every illegal who works also gets welfare, wic, etc… which means, the citizen who competes with an alien for a job, has to make enough to pay his or her whole ride, and help pull too. While the person they’re competing against only needs mad money. Even as the wheels threaten to come off under the weight of the millions of new welfare recipients. Inflation is no problem to someone on welfare, the dole is tied to inflation. It’s the working stiff who gets it, and we get it alright, we get it good. It’s almost like the elite want to destroy America. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Attitude Leads Outcome
Numapepi
 April 21 2024 at 03:22 pm
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Attitude Leads Outcome Posted on April 21, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, attitude leads outcome, most think it’s the other way around, but they’re wrong. Good attitudes lead to success and poor attitudes lead to failure. Oh, there are examples of those who’ve got ahead with a poor attitude, but they’re also examples of corruption, graft and privilege. The heir to an estate needn’t have a winning attitude. Those with a poor one however will be wearing shirtsleeves in short order. The entrepreneur with a poor attitude is sure to go bankrupt, while the businessman with a winning one, could go far indeed. This is true for a multitude of reasons. Primarily, because business is the art of falling and getting back up again. A poor attitude will keep one on the ground at the first fall, a winning one will get them back up, no matter how many falls they’ve had. The art of falling down and getting back up is a hard one to master. No one likes to fail. We often go to great lengths to avoid it. Sometimes missing opportunities for fear of failing. The thing about anything is, the more you do it, the easier it gets. This goes for sin as well as virtue. The more we fall, and get back up, the easier it is to get back up. Your idea could be brilliant, but if it’s out of place or time, it will fail. Later someone else could make a fortune on the same idea. So success isn’t entirely based on intellect, wisdom and judgment… it has a bit of luck. As we all know, the more you roll the dice, the more likely it is to roll a hard seven. The more chances you take the more chances to succeed. If you only take one chance though… failure is assured. A winning attitude is magnetic, to customers, employees and investors. Go get ’em Liam’s positive attitude, draws people in, but is also contagious. Others become infected with Liam’s gusto. Making success ever more likely. Enthusiastic employees work harder and smarter because they’re motivated. Customers will buy from an enthusiastic person before a lackadaisical one all else being equal. Investors who catch the winning attitude are happy to invest. Because, where a business is motivated, enthusiastic, and has a winning attitude… the likelihood of profit is great. The opposite is also true if the entrepreneur has a bad attitude. They will have a hard time getting motivated employees, willing customers or investors… no matter how great their ideas, products and plans. Sad sacks seldom go far. Unless it’s on a vacation. Since someone with a defeatist attitude has already lost. This isn’t simply because their attitude is repulsive, but because one’s attitude and motivation, show up in their work. Two equally skilled craftsmen creating a piece of furniture, one is enthusiastic for the project the other unmotivated. Which one will build a better piece? We all know the answer. Another problem with a bad attitude is it’s also contagious. “A bad apple spoils the barrel…” as the saying goes. This is one way corporations are rotted from within. The executives get a bad attitude, That motivation or rather, anti motivation, oozes down the levels and once it’s corrupted the bottom, that corporation becomes a zombie company. All because of a bad attitude. If we want to get ahead, there’s no better way than to adjust our attitude. You are what you think. Control your thoughts to stay motivated. It takes will. If it was easy, everyone would be rich, motivated and have a winning attitude. That so many of us don’t… proves the difficulty in it. Few are happy when they get punched in the face. They’re called masochists. The rest of us resent it. But, we have to learn to take it, with a smile, maybe missing a tooth. Become inured to getting back up from a fall. No one likes it, but once your used to it, it becomes second nature. Like playing a guitar. It’s hard at first but as you practice you get better. A winning attitude is like playing a guitar. The more you do it, the better you get at it. Unlike a guitar though… the better you get at it, the further you go in life. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Creature From The Black Academy
Numapepi
 May 02 2024 at 03:41 pm
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Creature From The Black Academy Posted on May 2, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the academy has created its own Frankenstein’s monster, and is only now realizing it. With the pro genocide protests, happening on our college and university campuses, the creature they set upon the world is wreaking havoc in their own backyard. That monster they’ve unleashed is post modernism. A perverted philosophy, that posits there’s no God, and so there’s no good and no evil… Capitalism, nationalism and individualism however are evil… While collectivism, totalitarianism and lies are good. Based on begging the question, post modernism and progressivism create chaos wherever they seep. Now that chaos has come home to the academy they get to taste their own cooking. Post modernism, the newest phase of progressivism, has stunk up our universities for decades now. It’s funk reaches into every institution of the West today. The kids who’s minds were polluted with the virus of post modernism, lack the tools to understand they’ve been programmed. As a Bond villain might program a victim to become an unwitting assassin. They simply act out the programming in their capacities, as executives of corporations, bureaucrats and think tankers. Politicians are controlled by the Epsteinesque tactics of bribery, blackmail and threats against their families. So the progressive faction, representing the post modernist philosophy, have captured not only two branches of government, as Madison warned us about, but all three… plus the media and our corporations. A truly fascist enterprise. As long as their creation was causing the chaos they wanted, to usher in the new age of global utopia, it was great. Now however, the rioting students, the most privileged people to ever live, are destroying university buildings, campuses and reputations. Why shouldn’t they? Most children of privilege have never suffered consequences for their actions. Missing a vital lesson that everyone has to learn. So they disconnect their own actions from consequences, but are only too happy to enforce consequences on others. The hypocrites. Then again, why wouldn’t they be? They’re children in the most profound sense. Like all children, they’re entitled, quick to anger and easily manipulated. They know they won’t get the Jan 6th treatment, they’ll get the velvet glove. Their parents are too connected for anything else. Post modernism works its dark magic by begging the question. Reducing us to a single action or attribute, we may not have, or have done, and using that to group us as victims or perpetrators, is as circular as a sphere. That perverse notion is a recipe for chaos. Opening the floodgates of attacks and reprisals. The progressives claim a baby is a perpetrator, because of his or her race, ethnicity or religion… as they say the Jewish victims on October 7th were. Imagine a philosophy so profoundly perverted, it says that people who put babies in ovens, and cook them alive… are the real victims, and the babies are the villains? The babies got what they had coming. Because the babies were Jews and the Moloch priests were Palestinians. (Who, because of birth, are always, everywhere and only victims, no matter what). The progressive faction gets to choose who is a victim and who’s irredeemable. The corrupted notion of post modernist progressivism is a virus, concocted in a lab, to kill the nation state. So a new, better system, can take its place. To that end, it’s ministers sacrifice people to their god. Let’s face it, cooking babies alive is a purer way to worship Moloch, than dismemberment by abortion. Progressives maintain you’re a victim or a villain, depending on your birth, no matter your actions. That’s how post modernist beg the question to dehumanize people. They decide who’s human and who isn’t. Exploiting immature rich kids, as pawns, they have the perfect sappers. Revolutionaries who are above the law. With their monopoly on the media, government and corporations, the progressive faction can implement their globalist plans, and build a better Beast System. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Value, Utility and Perception
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 April 19 2024 at 02:56 pm
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Value, Utility and Perception Posted on April 19, 2024 by john Dear Friends, Its seems to me, value is entirely a perception, and not reality. Sometimes we value the utile but most often we value the things we’re told are valuable. No independent thinking necessary. When we do think for ourselves, our value judgments are based on our perception, and not reality. I’ve heard it said that we don’t see things… we see utility. A rock is invisible, else it’s a hammer, knife or tripping hazard. We don’t perceive “rock” as much as the things we can do with it. The same goes for money. The utility we see in things gives value to those things. That value however, is a perception, not intrinsic to the thing perceived. This value as an idea and not reality carries into the ephemeral as well. We value relationships, beauty and the sublime… though they exist within our minds, and not the world. If beauty was a universal, then everyone everywhere, would find the same things beautiful. Empirically that’s not the case. “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…” as they say. Since beauty is a central notion of value, we value the beautiful, and beauty itself is subject to personal differences, then clearly, the value attached to that beauty changes as well. Table salt is NaCl, all salt, on Earth as well as on Pluto. Table salt can be reduced to its components, reconstituted, and remains the same. Unlike beauty, which is subject to preference, can’t be deconstructed, and changes over time. The value we place on beauty then is person dependent. The ancient Chinese sage, Mo Ti it’s said, hated music. Yet others value music above all else. Proving value, like beauty, is a perception and not reality. I don’t know if it’s true, that we don’t see things, we only see the utility of them… it sounds true enough but I suspect no human quality can be reduced so. Nevertheless, it’s a starting point to examine value as it relates to utility. Different people see money differently. Some see it as the be all end all, we call them misers, others see money as a means to an end, we call them entrepreneurs, then there are those who couldn’t care less about money, we call them spendthrifts. In each case the value given to money differs depending on the goals of the individual. Showing that even money, the thing so many of us believe is a “store of value,” is nothing of the sort. It’s a perception, we value in accordance with our ideas, mindsets and goals. There’s no intrinsic value in a piece of printed paper. Except as tinder. It’s often difficult to differentiate perception from reality. Our perceptions are so tied up in our reality. Moreover, who has time and energy to burn doing so? Especially when our perceptions have so much effect on our lives. We chase money, beauty and status for the value we perceive in them. Else are told is in them. So we see value as a tangible thing. Gold is a store of value because its rare. Yet if gold became in glut, the value would go away fast. Tulip bulbs were a store of value in Denmark back in the day. Until it was discovered that the beautiful lines and streaks weren’t from genetics, but from a virus. Then the value of tulip bulbs dropped wiping out the national economy. Bitcoin’s value is perceptional as well. In every case, value is a perception… and perceptions change. Most are too lazy to think for themselves so they let others do their thinking. Allowing someone else to determine what’s valuable. Then die unhappy and unfulfilled, after spending their lives chasing the things they’ve been told are valuable, and achieving them. Because they chased the value of others and not what they themselves valued. Perhaps we should use value as a measure of that which we should seek, instead of blindly grasping after that which we’re told to seek. Because value isn’t a universal nor is it reality. Don’t let others choose what you think is valuable. Choose for yourself. Assign value to what you want, not what your told by the experts you should want. Since value is only a perception, use value to get a good life, instead of letting value use you, striving after a bad one. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Weaponized Law
Numapepi
 May 15 2024 at 02:08 pm
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Weaponized Law Posted on May 15, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the elite have discovered they can break the law with impunity, since they’re the ones who charge people with crimes, all they need do is not indict themselves. Moreover, the logical extension is to exploit their power to use law as a weapon. De Tocqueville made essentially the same observation, when he decried that the people would eventually vote themselves largess from the treasury, once they realized they could. The same is happening today by the elite but with usurped power. The reason both observations are true, Tocqueville’s and mine, is for any system to function, the people running it need to be virtuous. When they aren’t, the system breaks down, no matter the system. Which makes our elites villains who’re stupidly pooping in their own well. We saw Tocqueville’s warning come true when progressives created the welfare state. FDR allowed people to vote themselves largess from the treasury… so they did. Farmers loved getting assistance, subsidies and money for not planting crops. Leading to the obliteration of family farms. The breakdown of the Black family unit can be directly traced to the Great society programs. Another illustration of people voting themselves money from the government (everyone else). The examples of government handing out money for votes are too numerous to count. The result of the money for votes scheme, is an unpayable debt, trillions in interest and an economy that’s utterly addicted to government subsidies. The social problems it’s caused create horrible conditions for millions to boot. The faction that abetted the theft and resulting budget deficits has come full circle. Now they’re stealing for themselves. The progressives started by getting the US into WWI, spending us into a huge deficit, introducing despotism to the US, a pandemic, the Federal Reserve, income tax, eugenics, and creating economic turmoil. A bang up start. But were stymied by virtuous members of the system. Today the progressive faction is the system. They have a monopoly on the bureaucracy. Which serves and is run by them. The uniparty is progressive to the core. Even as US courts have accepted every premise of progressivism, and so have embraced it, and all it’s perversions. Which is why they’re above the law. Progressivism is unchecked elitism (aristocracy), and elitism unchecked, always leads to oligarchy. Oligarchy exploit’s law to enhance and protect its power. That’s what oligarchs do, and is one reliable way to tell when an aristocracy has devolved into oligarchy. The next step on the evolutionary scale to tyranny. What’s the difference between aristocracy (elitism) and oligarchy? The motivation of the rulers. Aristocrats will harm their interests for the interest of the state and people, while an oligarch exploits their power to enrich themselves, at cost to the state and people. The same is true of a monarch and tyrant. The monarch is virtuous and the other a villain. Looking at the way law is adjudicated in the US and indeed Europe, it’s obvious there’s a double standard. Members of the progressive faction and their allies, are above the law, while the rest of us are below its protections. When some are above the law, and others are below its protections, law is not a manifestation of justice, but of despotism. The clear double standard is proof the US has become an oligarchy. An oligarchy that exploits its power to enrich itself and increase its scope. Because the elite today have no ethics. Moreover, they’re only too happy to prove it. As Jan 6 trespassers commit suicide, in prison without bail, awaiting their speedy trial… progressive arsonists in ANTIFA and BLM walk free. No jail, no fine, no problem. Iconoclasm, arson and assault was forgiven, by the progressive faction they serve. Because the elite have discovered they’re above the law. All they need do is refuse to charge themselves… and indict their enemies with fake crimes. Very progressive! Sincerely, John Pepin
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Counter Party Risk
Numapepi
 May 05 2024 at 02:17 pm
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Counter Party Risk Posted on May 5, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the higher the counter party risk, the more expensive, difficult and scary it is to do business. If counter party risk gets too high, business can’t be done, and economic activity ceases. Put personally, upon discovering you can’t trust the person your dealing with, will you still do business with them? If you do, the likelihood is that they won’t meet their obligations, once you’ve met yours. Lawyers are an expedient to get past counter party risk, to some extent, but they’re a poor solution. Being corrupt themselves. If the counter party is sufficiently corrupt, they’ll use a lawyer to swindle you. So if counter party risk becomes too great, so much so that attorneys are no protection, they’re a threat, economic activity must cease. Until counter party risk has been solved again. Wealth follows morality. Because, when people trust each other, they’re more willing to do business. The more business that takes place the more wealth that’s generated. It’s as simple as that. If you can’t trust the carton of milk your buying has milk, or sewage in it… your not likely to buy it. Why would you? If the car you bought doesn’t have a title, so you can’t drive it, what good is it? Once you’ve done your part, and the other refuses to pay, why continue working for them? Commerce comes to a halt. That’s why so many nations with a culture of corruption will always be impoverished. Moreover, the citizens of those nations will resent foreigners who become wealthy, because they have ethics, and thus can do business. Eventually ostracizing the only people capable of lifting that country from poverty. The elite in the US and Europe are so stupid they don’t understand that they’re ruining the reputation of the US and Europe. Thus creating a counter party risk that’s rapidly becoming an insurmountable economic hurdle. No where is this more obvious or deadly to the economy than in NY. By their actions, the court system in NY state has magnified counter party risk, by orders of magnitude. Who in their right mind would start a business or move a firm to NY? Where the courts will punish you if you’re deemed politically toxic. Today that’s as easy as hiring competent people. Which means, those firms staying in NY are probably zombie companies, supported by political favor. By increasing counter party risk with lawfare, the NY court system has gutted it’s economy. As banks, especially too big to fail banks talk about bail ins, where they openly tell us they’ll steal our deposits to pay their debts, like Jon Corzine did, they increase their perceived counter party risk. Banks have a dismal reputation today and they’re striving hard to make it worse. Effectively zero interest on our deposits, fees up the wazoo, and now they tell us our money isn’t even safe in their sticky hands? No wonder there’s a giant sucking sound of deposits draining out of banks. Moreover, the banks have abandoned small businesses for investing in “safe” government debt. So, as they lose deposits they have to cash in Treasuries at a loss to free up the cash. Because they have made themselves too great a counter party risk to do business with today. The only way destroying one’s reputation makes sense, is if they think the economy is switching from the free market to socialism, and they’ll be rewarded political favor for it. Socialism is a system where counter party risk is irrelevant. Because, under socialism trade is based on political favor, not prices, quality or trust. The economy runs on bureaucracy not freedom, and who trusts bureaucrats, other than to create problems? As the US and the entire Western elites obliterate our trust, we can expect things to get progressively worse. Slowly at first then speeding up to a mighty crash. Using law as a weapon, giving legal passes to politically favored people, and using contracts as toilet paper, will result in general poverty. Unless we stop it by being outraged and speaking up. Sincerely, John Pepin
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Great Men
Numapepi
 May 16 2024 at 06:10 pm
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Great Men Posted on May 16, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, the entire question of government, whether or not we should have collective regulation of ourselves by an elite, hinges on controlling Thrasymachus’ “Great Men.” Those who consider themselves great men will always be a scourge on mankind. The best we can do is to control them and limit their ability to harm. The trouble is, they exploit our socialization, morals and ethics to their advantage, and our disadvantage. They’re people utterly lacking morals, using morals to discredit morality, villains without ethics using law to destroy the ethical, and are psychopaths without empathy, who manipulate us by compassion, to be villains. Almost every problem mankind faces today, is a contrivance of our great men, to maintain and grow their power. Great men are unethical yet exploit ethics to obliterate the ethical. Using lawfare with gusto, the great men are as far above law, as their victims are below its protections. They have access plenty of ideas. All the great men need do is examine their own criminality, and accuse the other of it. Which has two advantages. It discredits the virtuous opposition as corrupt, and it protects the corrupt as virtuous. Because they can spuriously claim vindictive prosecutions. Only people with a total lack of ethics would do such a thing though. Which makes it perfectly reasonable the elite would. Great men have only one goal… power over others. To that end ethics is a mere tool to the unethical. A tool to drive people into the ground like a hammer drives nails. Being immoral, the great men of any age exploit our morality against us. We see this illustrated in the great men of today, attacking Christianity and Christians, as evil for the sin of slavery, a century and a half ago, while they claim those who own slaves today are victims of colonialism. Vilifying the people who were so outraged at the immorality of slavery they outlawed it in the West and across the world. Stigmatizing it to such an extent everyone agrees it’s evil. Even those who own slaves. Nevertheless, the very people that made slavery distasteful are being painted as evil by it! Quite a slight of hand. What makes the irony even more sticky, is the very people decrying the west for slavery… abet slavery today. Could there be anything more immoral than exploiting morality to destroy morality? Empathy is a wonderful thing, except when used by demons to manipulate good people into being villains. Selectively showing us “atrocities,” to label villains as victims, makes us empathize with the villains. We only know what we see. We find common ground with people that we’re told are victims. Especially the victims of genocide and ethnic cleansing. Nothing is more offensive to the empathetic than slavery or ethnic cleansing. So when they’re told the victims are the villains and villains are the victims, the empathetic will support the villains. Illustrated, by people openly calling for genocide, being ascribed to be the victims of genocide. As their population grows logarithmically. Proving the great men are lying… else the only thing the Jews suck at, is genocide. There are always plenty of reasons we need great men and few reasons to limit them. The great men make sure of it. Lacking morals, ethics and empathy the great men are singular in purpose. How to control them though? Transparency opens their moral and ethical failings to public view. Transparency is limited in effect though, unless there are consequences for judges, prosecutors and other bureaucrats who break the law and abuse our Rights. Constitutionally limited government hinders their ability to harm. Give that Constitution teeth and the great men will feel its bite before they can usurp power. Education is critical. Not indoctrination as we have today but authentic education. These are a few ways to limit the great men. The truth is, we don’t need great men… they need us. Sincerely, John Pepin
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The Brutish Club Of Authoritarianism
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The Brutish Club Of Authoritarianism Posted on May 17, 2024 by john Dear Friends, It seems to me, to an authoritarian, coercion is the only imaginable solution to any problem. They’re a craftsman with one tool. A club. A tool they use to bash everything and everyone into compliance. Other tools, like discourse, cultural solutions or leading by example, are unthinkable to most elites. They’re authoritarians at heart. Elites don’t put themselves through hell and high water to get authority… to lead by example. They did it to hammer us into compliance. They could’ve led by example without power. Moreover, the problems a despot sees are going to be different from the problems you and I see. Because they have a different perspective. So they’ll apply that club to problems that don’t effect us, but will, after the authoritarian is done “solving” them into the ground. Anyone can be an effective authoritarian… all they need to have, is a Gestapo willing to apply violence to the public, a public that takes it, and the pathology to do it. A simpleton can be a despot… and many have been, and are. To lead by example, persuade, and see cultural solutions, requires wisdom, humility and human heartedness. Those are attributes lacking in our elites today. They have psychopathy in glut… but wisdom is rare as road cooked opossum. So our elites are authoritarians. They can’t be anything else. Authoritarians have a tongue, and teeth, but only use their teeth. Without the wisdom to persuade, the human heartedness to lead by example, or the intelligence to see other answers, they’re perfect for the positions they hold. Stupid, short sighted and barbarian elites. Myth always has brutes wielding clubs. The Cyclops used a club. Because the club is considered a brutish weapon. It takes little craftsmanship to create nor finesse to swing. Indeed clubs can be found laying on the ground. Which makes the club an ideal analogue for the power of coercion. The brute may inherit power. Then he simply bashes his victims into submission. Using force when subtlety might work better. But a brute doesn’t see options other than to smash with his club. Making authoritarianism a club wielded by brutes. Moreover, authoritarians are like the cyclops, in that they’re brutish, lack depth perception and are easily blinded. What makes the analogy even more apt, is authoritarians are the incarnation of appetite… like the Cyclops of myth. People who live on a remote island have a different perspective from people who live in a city. Just as those who are industrious see things differently from people who are workshy. We see the world from our perch in it. Since we all have different perches, we all have different perspectives. Those perspectives combine in the aggregate to inform us of truth. The power of the club however allows only one perspective to be voiced. The one with the club. Others face hammering. Because the one with the club sets the rules… and the rest of us don’t have clubs. Moreover, people wielding clubs aren’t subject to persuasion. Why should they be? They have the club. As a result, in the aggregate we become nearsighted, can’t see the future and are easily blinded. Out of our elite’s authoritarianism. The disagreeable love clubs. So our governments, corporations and all hierarchies are brutes. Even as the club they wield blinds them to reality. Plus, why should an elite lead by example, when they have the club? Once someone is handed a club, it’s hard not to use it. Especially because we see, what we see, close at hand, while we only hear what others see, by gossip. Making our perspective the only one that counts, to us… and if we have the club, we become the Cyclops. Clubs have a way of doing that. The only way to solve the dilemma is to lead by example and stop applying clubs to those below us. First in our own lives. Then persuade others to eschew the club. If we can make coercion as uncommon as a two parent family and distasteful as dog vomit… we’ll have made the world a better place. Sincerely, John Pepin

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