Thursday, August 21, 2014

109,631,000 on Welfare!!

You try to do everything right.  You have a job, you have a family, you go to work everyday, you work hard to provide for yourself and your family.  You are participating in the American dream of working hard and providing for your family!  You have a house and pay your taxes and even give to charity.  You even try to save for your own future retirement!  

Little did you know you were providing all these things for everyone else's family too...not by choice, but by force...

109,631,000 people in America are taking from you via welfare handouts!  That is 35.4% of the 309,467,000 people that live in the United States!  So as you toil day-in and day-out to provide for your family, don't forget you are toiling for all the moochers and lazy people too. All the lay-a-bouts with their hands extended, you are paying for them too...

Oh, and when you factor in social security and medicaid takers, the number of welfare recipients balloons to 150,026,000 or 48.5% of the population!  That is more than the total population of Russia!  The welfare-takers outnumbered full-time year-round workers by 6,544,000.  You can read all about it here.

Your decadent altruism, your immoral Christianity has been used against you (and me). Your New Deal and Square Deal and War on Poverty and Safety Nets have combined to shoot you from behind. Those takers are counting on you and your family to take care of them from cradle to grave. Their hands are out demanding their "fair share" while their other hand is in your pocket taking your wallet.  It is all legalized theft, legalized robbery!  

You have no choice and no free will to not participate in the welfare ponzi scheme.  You either exist for the sake of others or you shall perish as well...

You must live for your brother...you must be your brother's keeper...at the barrel of the government's gun.  That is TYRANNY!

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Death And Destruction Like Never Before?

This Islamic State (IS or ISIS or ISIL) is barbaric and savage!  Beheading an innocent man (photojournalist James Wright Foley)  in the name of Allah, that fictitious fairy in the sky.  They are also threatening another innocent man (missing journalist Steven Joel Sotloff) with the same fate. It is a "message to America" they are claiming to send!



What are we to do?  Does the United States just stand by and watch this gruesome savagery?  Is that what we are supposed to do?  Are we just hoping this IS will just go away all by itself?  Are we that stupid?

Perhaps we should unleash America's military might and rain down upon this IS like the world has never seen before.  An unannounced bombardment of force unleashed upon IS in both Syria and Iraq.  Unrelenting carpet bombing for the next 100 days, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Never ever stopping, explosion after explosion, death and destruction like never seen before for 100 days straight.  Islamic terrorist deaths in the hundreds of thousands, bodies burnt and unrecognizable, smoke, air smells of burning flesh, cities destroyed, smoke seen from space.  Islamic terrorists flesh burning, charred for Allah!  Bomb houses, streets, Mosques, everywhere, no where to hide for the cockroaches of humanity! 100 days and then another 100 days and then another....we will never stop until every single Muslim terrorists is blown to pieces in front of their fairy Allah!  Unrelenting and determined bombing to cause massive, catastrophic destruction in Syria and Iraq with death tolls raising eyebrows and making the world cower and cry!  The United Nations will beg us to stop, but it will never end until every last cockroach is burned, extinguished, and in pieces across the Middle East...

Or perhaps we should do nothing.  Just wait an see.  Hope they just go away.  We do a few
"precision strikes" and hope that it is enough.  Let's all just "hope and pray" IS just goes away....


~Zarathustra

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Altruism By Way Of Statism

A bit of an email debate brewed between co-workers.  Of course the topic was politics and the typical "party lines" were drawn.  The debate was about income equality and the disparity of executive pay.  A comment was made "The more you reach for Utopia, the further away it gets…." to which a reply was made "Or does it get further away as special interest groups and extreme politicians drive a deeper wedge between Americans and while doing so, the interests of the Middle Class forgotten?"  

"You mean like when Nancy Pelosi steers more than a billion in subsidies to a light rail project that benefited a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which her husband is a major investor? --  Nancy Pelosi Cronyism  That sort of extreme politician and special interest group?  Is that what you are talking about?  If so, I agree….There is no class system in America (there is no ‘middle class’).  That is just more Marxist and Socialist propaganda from the left meant to divide and cause resentment among people…."

And, of course, trenches were dug deeper:  "I was actually talking about extreme politics from both sides.  Unfortunately, too many people believe only the other side has an “extreme side,” which is the biggest part of the problem.  Each side needs to realize the problems with their side of the table before we are going to make real progress.  It is easy to always blame the other side for all the problems.  A real problem solver will start with the issues from within."

So it came to an end with both sides retreating back to their normal positions.  

So who are "the extreme politicians" he speaks of?  On the Democrat side it is Harry Reid, Barack Hussein Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Dick Durbin, Chuck Shumer, Elizabeth Warren, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry just to name a few.  On the Republican side I would say John Boehner,  Mitch McConnell, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush (basically all the establishment Republicans).  

Here is how it works:  the "extreme Democrats" always hold the party line, never acquiesce, never compromise, and never negotiate (e.g. Harry Reid's Senate and Barack Obama's Presidency).  The "extreme Republicans", on the other hand, always compromise, always acquiesce, and always meet halfway (or 3/4 of the way).  Thus, the extreme Democrats mostly get their way because the extreme Republicans have no spine and no position and no philosophy.  They surrender before the battle begins.  This is because they all fundamentally believe in the same guiding principle, namely, Altruism by way of Statism.

The curse here is everyone believes in the same philosophy of Altruism thereby leading one to force Altruism upon all by way of Statism.  Humans are not naturally altruistic, so the State steps in and forces them to be altruistic.  It is the Modern Christian that bears responsibility for the chasm noted.  Until we shake off this antithetical-to-life belief system, we will be hopelessly divided.

~Zarathustra

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It Is For The Children!

The Town of Somerset cordially requests your presence in November to cover and negate the K-8 school department's fiscal incompetence and ineptitude.  

They want you to come as a idiotic herd, all dumb and chewing the cud, and give them another $400,000-$500,000.  Why?  Because they over-drafted the checking account again.  No, I mean why did they overspend again?  Oh, never mind your stupid questions. They just overspent again, just like last year.  No reasons given. You are not entitled to answers.  Just fork over the money, don't ask questions, and keep paying your taxes.  

The K-8 school department is in the nasty habit of check kiting now.  Last year, it was roughly $300,000, this year it is another $400,000-$500,000.  No need to follow budgets or have any fiscal responsibility to the town taxpayer.  Just spend, spend, spend, spend and then guilt the taxpayers into appropriations later.  It is for the children!  How dare you question what we are doing with your tax dollars!  Shame on you!  Don't you like kids?   Well then, open up your freaking check book and fork over more money.  We'll tell you when we've got enough money!   Just keep making withdrawals from the stabilization account and we'll let you know when we have enough money.  It is for the children.....how dare you question us!!!!!

~Zarathustra

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Militaristic Police

I came across this thoughtful blog post on Armstrong Economics:
boston_policePart of the war cycle is just the general feeling or attitude that shifts due to economics. We seem to be headed for such a fateful turn. The police domestically have turned militaristic. This is a very serious issue far beyond what most people would even guess. It tends to show the changing attitudes within society. Couple this with Obama who seems to think he was elected to start a war. We are approaching a serious turning point that may reshape the world as did 1932 following the economic trend of the Great Depression. 
The year 1932 saw Mao come to power in China. In Germany, Hitler came to power. FDR came to power in the United States. Even in Japan, the seeds of war were planted with the May 15 Incident, in which Prime Minister Tsuyoshi Inukai was assassinated by young military officers in an attempted coup. The killing spread fear among Japan’s liberal politicians and strengthened the militarists, who eventually led the country into the catastrophic Pacific War. 
1932, which was also the low in the markets from 1929, was linked to 2007 for this was 8.6 years squared. The year 2007 began the changing process and we should be looking ahead now at 2017 where the war cycle will turn upward.
We are witnessing the collapse democracy or to put it in the proper perspective – the right of the people to vote even in a republic. Europe is hell-bent on removing any democratic process because Brussels believes they know best and the people are just too stupid to know what is best for them. 
So 2007 market the beginning of shift in attitude. Even liquidity has not recovered.
I recall the Somerset Police Department's show of force a few years ago prior to the Brayton Point protests.  Officers in our small town were militarized with extreme riot gear to take on the earthy-crunchy and peaceful protesters (albeit trespassers).  Remember the below picture?  I never realized at the time that our small town of Somerset had a militarized police department that is ready for overwhelming urban combat....



Are we at the turning point?  Is martial law just around the corner?

~Zarathustra

Friday, August 15, 2014

Obama's Hollowing Out of the Military

“The Iraqi people, the government of Iraq, country of Iraq is now under threat from some of the most brutal, barbaric forces we’ve ever seen in the world today, and a force, ISIL [ISIS], and others that is an ideology that’s connected to an army and it’s a force and a dimension that the world has never seen before like we have seen it now,” -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on ISIS

"The world is exploding all over." -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on the state of the world

“...a troubling pattern of assertiveness and regional intimidation on China’s part, the recent aggression of Russia in Ukraine, nuclear proliferation on the part of North Korea and Iran, a serious insurgency in Iraq that both reflects and fuels the broader sectarian conflicts in the region, the civil war in Syria, and civil strife in the larger Middle East and throughout Africa.” --Excerpt from the 2014 Quadrennial Defense Review report

Have you forgotten already?

     

Barack Hussein Obama is hollowing out the once powerful United States military, opening our borders to all comers (including terrorists), and retreating away from our allies across the globe.  America is becoming a weak, isolationist country with an inadequate military unable to fight or defend the nation or our interests.  Our Navy and Air Force has become meager and our entire military force is smaller than before 1941.  Our armed forces are a shadow of itself...

The world and our enemies are militarizing while America demilitarizes and steps off the world stage.  America has become (under Obama) a weak and isolationist country that has allowed our enemies to lash out, to take, and to kill in the name of race or religion.

What will America do when it is struck again by terrorism?  What will we do when Ukraine is invaded by Russia, when China invades Taiwan, or when ISIS overtakes Israel?  We won't be able to do anything about it...

~Zarathustra

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A Return To The Primitive in Somerset

All the usual environmental kooks and clowns are at it again.  Check out the latest in this Herald News story.  They call themselves "advocates" for clean energy and ran around town with a phony survey with bogus questions.  Even one of the Selectmen is "on board", but that is not really surprising...  

It is the environmental kook crowd of Sylvia Broude (Toxics Action Center executive director), Pauline Rodrigues (Somerset’s Coalition for Clean Air and Citizen Transition Committee), James Burke (chairman of the Somerset Economic Development Committee), Richard Munger (Citizens Transition Committee), and many, many, many other environmental kooks and clowns.  All their names and pictures are there, holding their charts and graphs, their alarmist signs, and their beautiful sunflowers.  Such an earthy-crunchy crowd of "advocates" of Utopia!  If only you'd get on board so we can achieve Utopia and run through Somerset pastures with butterflies and pollen and sun dresses!  The air and water will be so clean if it weren't for you and your dirty habits of needing electricity.....

These kooks do not want industry in Somerset or anywhere else.  No power plants, nothing that controverts their environmental fantasies and pseudo-sciences.  They would like a return to the primitive.  No industries, no corporations, no smokestacks.  Electricity only produced by wind and solar for individual use.  That is what they demand and they are winning!  They will not be happy until all power plants are shuttered.  They ignore the consequence of tripled electricity prices and property taxes that will bankrupt families young and old!  So long as they get their way that is all that matters to them.  The environmental herd of mental egoists and masterminds that know what is best for you!  You are in the way of their Utopian dreams of no electricity and no industry!  They lie as a matter of policy!

And they also think they are so powerful to tell giant corporations what they will do with their property.  No respect for private property rights or the rule of law.  They actually think people respect them for their jumbled-up opinions!

These people believe in suicide for Somerset.  They are the advocates for suicide and the cause of Somerset's vast fiscal catastrophe.  How can we thank them?

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Counterfeiters Of True Christianity

I cannot resist pointing out the hapless hypocrisy of the Pope and the Catholic Church.  Per Breitbart, "the Vatican has given its approval to US military air strikes in Iraq -- a rare exception to its policy of peaceful conflict resolution.  The Holy See's ambassador to the United Nations, Silvano Tomasi, this weekend supported US air strikes aimed at halting the advance of Sunni Islamic State (IS) militants, calling for "intervention now, before it is too late". "Military action might be necessary," he said."

What hypocrisy from the "Holy See"!  What an abomination of Christian ecclesiastical thought and Christian values.  What is wrong with Christianity (and the Catholic church) as it is understood today is that it refrains from doing all those things that the man on the cross commanded should be done.

The man on the cross taught you to turn the other cheek.  If one cheek is slapped, offer the other cheek to the offender.  The man on the cross taught you to love thy enemies as thyself. The man on the cross would have accepted what is evil on this earth for the promised after-life and everlasting immortality of thy soul.  The man on the cross denied the help of god to stop his own crucifixion and readily accepted his fate and his own death as the will of the father and the atonement of sins.  The man on the cross taught you to pray for thy enemies and become as a little child.  The man on the cross taught repudiation of self-defense, repudiation of maintaining one's rights; keeping faith here on earth despite distress and destruction and death of the body.

And so, here you have what is wrong with Catholicism and the Church and the Pope.  It is pure hypocrisy!  It is teaching one set of "values" and living by another set of "values".  It is an abomination of the actual "message" to fit the needs of the Priests and the "Holy See".  

All these are counterfeits of true Christianity....how can you stand with these hypocrites every Sunday morning!

~Zarathustra

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Governments Eating Your Pie

Federal, State, and Local governments are much bigger in size and scope and are sucking more and more capital from individuals and corporations to fund their insatiable needs. Simply stated, it is costing more and more to support the bloated size and scope of government. The amount of capital to run Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and our local schools, police, and fire departments just keeps rising and costing everyone (business and individuals) more.  It ripples back and forth throughout the economy and will not cease until government shrinks in size and scope....   

What happens when business costs rise due to confiscatory taxes and regulatory compliance hikes to fund bigger government?  Prices of all goods and services rise in proportion (e.g. groceries, utilities, fuel, etc.). Conversely, wages decline (or evaporate) in the same proportion.  What happens when individuals are required to pay higher taxes to support growing government?  Real incomes decline at the same time wages decline (or evaporate). It all happens because the finite money pie is being sliced up with greater portions going to support Federal, State, and Local governments and smaller portions for all else remaining. The more money the government takes, the less is left over for everyone else.

This is why jobs pay an average of 23% less today than they did before the 2008 recession. This is why jobs lost during the recession paid an average $61,637, but as of 2014, jobs in the same sectors paid an average of $47,171 annually ($14,466 less annually).  That 23% is being taken out of the economy and out of your pocket to fund ever-growing government operations. The pie is still just as big, just your slice was reduced to fund bloated government operations.

The only way to reverse the trend is to accomplish significant reductions in both the size and scope of all governments so they do not require so much of our pie.  Unfortunately, with this President and this Congress (as well as our state and local politicians), the size and scope of government is growing and in need of more and more of our capital.  Our portion is smaller while their portion keeps increasing. That trend will only continue into the foreseeable future given our shameful Federal, State, and Local Statist (altruistic) politicians.

~Zarathustra

Monday, August 11, 2014

Undeserved Praise For Haddad

To:  Mr. Richard Munger, a self professed new resident of Somerset, MA and already a part of the liberal (i.e. backward) Citizen Transition Committee and Coalition for Clean Air.

Richard, you are likely a nice guy with a nice family and all, but please try not to show your ignorance to other Somerset residents and the greater Fall River population.  Your recent letter to the editor appearing in the Herald News displays in black and white just how ignorant of the facts you are.

Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset) is not "joining with other elected officials in the region to support clean renewable energy development."  Haddad, my friend, is a crony-capitalist making illegitimate backroom deals with phony "green" corporations and, in the process, tearing down legitimate corporations like Brayton Point and Montaup.  Haddad has done nothing but blow up Somerset with her Marxist ideas, her Socialistic voting record, her anti-capitalism ideals, and her penchant for cuddling up with phony "green energy" initiatives.  

Haddad represents all that is distasteful in Beacon Hill politics.  In fact, she represents the nausea and putridness of Beacon Hill politics.  She is a disgrace to Somerset and her constituents and harmful to Somerset's very existence!

Mr. Munger, Patricia Haddad deserves no praise from you or anyone else.  She deserves to be unelected and tossed out on her you know what (along with 90% of Beacon Hill politicians).

~Zarathustra

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Third Reich On The Rise

As Barack Hussein Obama goes on a multi-million dollar undeserved vacation in nearby Martha's Vineyard at taxpayer expense, the Third Reich is moving through the Middle East beheading children, putting their heads on sticks, killing innocent people, killing fellow Muslims, killing Christians, and killing Jews.  

This is the new Third Reich executing the final solution of extermination of all non-Muslims and all non-believers.  This is the new Third Reich of racial hatred and religious hatred where Hitler's final solution will be carried out against all infidels.  They are are in control over Syria and Iraq and soon Jordan will fall. Israel will be surrounded on all sides by Islamic-Nazi cockroaches and barbarians with the ultimate desire to form a Caliphate in the entire Middle East.

All this while Barack Hussein Obama is on his multi-million dollar vacation with his family all safe and sound on Martha's Vineyard.

~Zarathustra

Friday, August 8, 2014

Strong Polemic On Altruism

Two thousand years ago the world was turned upside down.  A revolution of the meek, the downtrodden, the lowly assumed control over all.  The collective mass became more valuable than the individual human.  The congregation mass trumped the smallest minority.  Equality of the sick and incapable was placed on equal footing with the virulent and strong.  The glad tidings took hold for all to love one another as you love yourself.  A man was born by a virgin canal and declared the son of god and proclaimed all to love thy neighbor as thyself.  This man defied physics and nature and became a personality cult.  Because of his backward teachings, he was put to death on the cross as an innocent lamb of god, another sacrifice on the pagan alter. He was then raised from the dead by his father to sit on the right hand to witness the damage done to his creation.  By his apostles and followers, his legacy is altruism, the rise of the weaklings, and the demise of civilization. From his teachings and philosophy, altruism took hold upon mankind to mankind's destruction.  The strong and powerful were trumped by the weak and small. The survival of the fit became the survival of the unfit by force.  Born here was altruism, socialism, communism, anti-freedom, anti-self, anti-human, anti-ego, the demise of the person, the hatred of the person, and the hatred of the worldly.  A decrepit and decadent philosophy was thrust into mankind's midst symbolized by the man on the cross...

From here the philosophy of altruism took hold over humanity turning the natural world order upside down.  The individual person was demonized in favor of the collective herd, the mass, the congregation.  The earthly world did not matter any longer.  What mattered was the other world, the after life, heaven or hell.  Life here was belittled and meaningless.  You were born innocently only to long for your own death.  Your misery here was only a stepping stone to some great other worldly life after your body and mind were destroyed by nature. Absurdity was also brought into being by the church and governments as guilt and resentment was bestowed upon you as a child.  Instincts became guilt, life became guilt, mankind became guilt.  Innocence became guilt and plagued humanity forever.  Guilt then became resentment and turned into 'isms' with death and destruction in its path...

Sin became ignoring thy neighbor.  Sin became not standing with the meek, downtrodden, lowly, weak, herd, ignorant, and lazy people.  Sin became being or becoming strong.  Being child-like (an idiot) was now commanded of all to enter the kingdom of god. The strong and powerful will not enter, only the low and weak.  The man on the cross symbolized the meek and weakness of mankind and encouraged you to be like him, an impossibility.

Two thousand years ago the world was turned upside down.

~Zarathustra

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Mr. Lebeau Deserves Justice Be Served (and so does Somerset)

"You want to take shots at me, fine, have a good time. But when it comes to my family, stay away. I don’t know why, nor do I care to know why you were taking pictures of my son. It is unacceptable to be photographing any young children without their parent’s permission. I did file a report with the Somerset police so there would be a record of the incident."

I just finished reading and re-reading Somerset Selectman Scott Lebeau's letter to the Herald News editor.  If you haven't read this letter yet, I strongly suggest you read this to truly see the vitriol in Somerset politics.  This is one of the most disturbing small-town political articles I've read in a long time.  I'm nauseated!

Some pathetic, shameless, idiotic, moronic, loud-mouthed, meat-headed, piece of excrement was photographing Mr. Lebeau's son!  Some Somerset a-hole pedophile was invading the privacy of a minor child for some pathetic and twisted political purpose.  I'm without words! The police should thoroughly investigate this matter and prosecute the responsible party to the fullest extent of the law.  But even that is not enough for justice!!!

The Herald News and The Spectator should perpetually follow-up and publish the results of this investigation for all Somerset residents to see.  We all have the right to know who engaged in such decrepit and sick behavior so the person responsible is shamed and embarrassed and forced to leave this town with their fat tails between their fat legs. Somerset residents should be appalled by this political pedophilia incident and the responsible party must be convicted in the court of public opinion as well as a court of law! 

I am sickened by the current state of Somerset government and Somerset's politics...we all should be....

~Zarathustra

Update:  I received my copy of The Spectator after I published the above.  The Spectator and George Austin identified the "suspect" in this article.  So there you have it....the identity is now known to all...

Human, All-Too-Human

I know my fate. One day my name will be associated with the memory of something tremendous — a crisis without equal on earth, the most profound collision of conscience, a decision that was conjured up against everything that had been believed, demanded, hallowed so far. I am no man, I am dynamite.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche, Ecce Homo

Below is a BBC documentary, Nietzsche-Human, All too Human.  I'm struggling lately with my own thoughts and struggling with articulation.  I figured I'd post this instead.  

Anyway, it is a pretty good documentary about Nietzsche and his philosophy (as best one could do in 48 minutes).  Reading Nietzsche is endless and new every time.  I've been reading Nietzsche for over 25 years now and have now endeavored to read The Will to Power, a daunting task.  


~Zarathustra