Refuse to Stop Being Human


There is a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic globally. Be sure to thank Communist China. BUT do not allow fearmongered panic to overtake your thinking and rob Americans of a life of Liberty succumbing to government intrusion. CERTAINLY use some healthy common sense. Justin Smith shares some local observations with very salient thoughts.

 

JRH 3/21/20

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Refuse to Stop Being Human

Driven, Wild and Free – May We All Survive In Fine Fashion 

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 3/20/2020 4:36 PM

 

Life and Liberty are two of the most precious things in my life, next to my family, and I’ve always looked at these two things in a way that many in America seem to have lost the ability to understand. Each day as I rise, I give thanks to God for my life and another day above ground, along with thanking Him for guiding and protecting my two daughters and my six grandchildren and all the many blessings He has already placed in my life. Nothing in my life would have been possible without the loving God who created me and this magnificent world in which we live.

 

Not one single person I know would rush into Death’s embrace, in any suicidal fashion, although I do know many who would fight to their deaths in the name of freedom and liberty if need be. Nobody wants to take that journey into the Long Good-Bye before their time, and for the most part, people from all walks of life fight to the last possible moment to hang onto whatever thin thread of life they have before them, as their appointed time with the end of their days amongst the living bears upon them.

 

Not one to fear my own death too much, I suspect such will be my own case, when I take my last breath, whether it is tonight, tomorrow or forty years from now. I will still go out fighting for one more sunrise.

 

In the meantime, if life has taught me anything, it is that a great truth is found in the old saying, “Whatever doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.”

 

However, I awakened on March 17th to scenes of empty shelves in all of the stores in my hometown. Never — NEVER — in all my life did I ever imagine America would see another time, when grocery store shelves were empty, for any reason, all too similar to the Great Depression era, even though it’s a media and government driven panic and demand that’s causing the shortage and not an actual food shortage in America. The stunned faces and looks of disbelief I encountered in the local Walmart off Medical Center Parkway said it all; they too couldn’t fathom the extent of what they were now witnessing unfold before their eyes.

 

It’s surreal to witness the way stores are being cleaned out, even in states with barely any cases. But it is hard to accept that such a slight threat would be the catalyst for so much panic. It’s the Wild, Wild West out there, Folks, circa California Gold Rush, as people clamor and scramble across the aisles of numerous stores in their communities, just to procure the necessities, such as food … and toilet paper.

 

In the course of my shopping adventure, I encountered a neighbor, one very pleasant young lady, Robin McNeely, originally from West Virginia, who is in her early thirties and a mother of two young daughters. She was shopping for her parents and some elderly neighbors. This highlights the fact, that more than anything, real help will come from within the communities themselves, and each of us must do whatever we can to ease the burden of this crisis, for the elderly living in our immediate area.

 

Whatever comes of this new COVID-19 hysteria, I am not changing one thing in my life to please the government and those who would control me and the country, when they have not the authority to do so. Like nearly every single American, I know what is best for me and my household, and I have enough sense to use regular sanitary measures and good health practices in such a manner as not to spread COVID-19 around; it’s not as though I’m going to run my hands across a counter-top immediately after someone sneezes on it and then rush to shake hands with everyone I meet.

 

Even now, the government is making moves at this very moment that limit our liberty and freedom of movement, through executive orders. And paradoxically, all in the same moment, they ask us to self-regulate as an act of love for those most vulnerable to the virus, as they weaponize the COVID event. Most of us were already cognizant of the need to protect the elderly from being infected and didn’t require any further high-handed orders from those who would be our masters.

 

But I refuse to stop being human and to stop stepping outside and greeting my neighbors, as I give a hug to friends and loved ones, who are receptive to such and, like me, aren’t so fearful as to recoil from any human contact. I don’t see it as a risk, even though I’m in the group most susceptible to contract the virus, but that’s just me, and I suspect that the greatest percentage of Americans are going counter to my line of reasoning and taking extreme precautions in the face of this event, so fearful are they of their own mortality, their end of days.

 

Too many Americans are allowing this event to penetrate their imaginations and place a great wall between them and everyone else, all in the name of “self-isolation”. Everybody is now viewed warily, and in more ways than I can state, this is worse than the virus itself.

 

It’s a real test of faith, when one really thinks about it, especially for Christians. And as I think on the panic and hysteria surrounding this virus, I also cannot help but recall that Mother Teresa ventured out in the midst of the lepers and AIDS victims of Calcutta to give what help and comfort she could, over the course of her entire adult life. She remained courageous, in the face of the horror of rotting flesh on living humans, as everyone else drifted apart in fear of being infected. Of course, everybody can’t be so courageous as Mother Teresa.

 

Mind you, no one, not even me, is suggesting taking foolish chances with a virus that could arrange one’s meeting with the Grim Reaper. But, Americans shouldn’t allow themselves to be so fearful their panic drives them to overreact and gives the government control over aspects of our daily lives, that it has absolutely no business directing in any manner one cares to make mention.

 

The foolish, idiotic identity politics created by the Communist Democratic Party and their racially-inflamed, sexually deviant media hucksters and propagandists in the so-called “Thinking Class” have successfully destroyed the last shred of an American common culture that held the country together through earlier historic vicissitudes. So, expect to be left hanging, whenever the Democrats can create more chaos and poisonous tensions to take advantage of this COVID event, along with some violent conflicts, before all of this heads towards any real sort of resolution.

 

[Blog Editor: The process of trying to pin down “… racially-inflamed, sexually deviant media hucksters and propagandists …”, I came across several informational posts for perspective:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Ron Paul, medical physician and former Congressman, was spot on, one-hundred percent correct on March 16th, writing: “If anything, what people like (Anthony) Fauci and other fearmongers are demanding will likely make the disease worse. The martial law they dream about will leave people hunkered down inside their homes instead of going outdoors or to the beach where sunshine and fresh air would help boost immunity. The panic produced by these fearmongers is likely helping spread the disease, as massive crowds rush to Walmart and Costco for that last roll of toilet paper. ….. When the ‘threat’ is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back.”

 

Shortly after Dr. Paul released his editorial, the Wall Street Journal followed with ‘Rethinking the Coronavirus Shutdown’, and an important warning was issued that “no society can safeguard public health for long at the cost of its economic health”, as it also noted, “politicians in Washington are telling Americans, as they always do, that they are riding to the rescue by writing checks to individuals and offering loans to business.

 

The Journal wisely concludes with a question and a clarified dire warning: “… there is no amount of money that can make up for losses the magnitude we are facing if this extends for several weeks. After the first $1 trillion this month, will we have to spend another $1 trillion in April, and another in June? The WSJ editorial further warns that the Treasury’s small-business lending program could leave millions of businesses bankrupt and “tens of millions will be jobless.”

 

Does anyone not see that a “war” on anything is only a friend to the State?

 

And so, I aim to continue walking through life and this old world living life just as driven, wild and free as I have always done, regardless of government mandates and a little bug named “COVID” or any new human killer that leaks from some poorly controlled facility, that probably never should have been built in the first place, not for the purposes the world witnesses too often, not for dealing more death and misery across the globe as if it needs more and as if chaos is preferred over peace and serenity.

 

May we all survive in fine fashion, and may God Bless You All and this America we love so well.

 

And please, Lord — If You can find it in Your heart, would You leave a little bread, chocolate chip cookies, milk … And Toilet Paper … in the aisles for the Old Folks next week? Amen.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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COVID-19 and the Loss of Liberty


Justin Smith contends much of the economic/financial difficulties America is facing is less from the Coronavirus and more from Big Government intrusion into markets at home and abroad. The Pandemic is merely the straw utilized to crush the economy. The crush is bringing forms of Anti-Liberty solutions robbing freedom to favor government control of people’s lives. THINK OF THAT when the government tells you what to do and where you can go with the OR ELSE insinuation of martial law.

 

Communists should be pleased as Americans are tricked out of Liberty again.

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COVID-19 and the Loss of Liberty  

America Trends Towards Martial Law

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  3/20/2020 1:10 AM

 

“One detects a pattern in American politics: Every challenge is a crisis, every crisis is a Moral Equivalent of War, and winning that war, we are told, means giving the Left everything it demands, without opposition and generally with no regard for the Constitution, process, or democratic norms.”  ~ Kevin D. Williamson, Fellow at the National Review Institute [Quote: “MEOW, They Roared;” National Review; 3/13/20 12:09 PM]

 

Hard as it is to imagine, many people are buying the current propaganda being generated by the World Health Organization, the Trump administration and governments around the globe, as some, such as Greg Gutfeld of Fox News, are agreeing that this COVID-19 scare is tantamount to a war against an unseen enemy, after President Trump declared a national emergency on March 13th and later essentially called himself “a wartime president”. COVID-19, as bad as it is, is nowhere close to visiting the horrors of war on America, that the world saw during the invasion of Normandy during WWII, when 10,000 men were wounded and killed. And far more than the severe and highly dangerous and deadly pandemic COVID-19 has been painted to be, it is actually serving as cover for the greatest economic collapse in U.S. history, a global collapse in fact, and an excuse to go full steam ahead with a Modern Monetary Theory that facilitates out-of-control spending and printing as much money as a nation wants, along with passing any new “law” that ensures public compliance with everything to follow this complete reset of the global order and a loss of liberty.

 

America is being told it now faces a “serious and deadly” COVID-19 outbreak, that has only resulted in 88 deaths in the country, so far, and that is terrible to hear on any day, and especially so for the family members; but, COVID-19 isn’t any greater a threat or more virulent or deadly than the yearly influenza virus this flu season. And yet everywhere in the nation, America is being placed in quarantine by way of arbitrary commands and unconstitutional orders, similar to the likes of those that were contrived, connived and agreed upon by President Trump and the Democratic Party tyrant wannabe, Governor Andrew Cuomo, for the State of New York, while the national guard is preparing for “urban lockdowns” in several states, through heavy-handed and oppressive social and economic control [some refer to it as “soft tyranny”], even though the worse case scenario that predicts millions of deaths in our country will NEVER happen, unless the sun suddenly doesn’t rise bright in the morning.

 

The current “pandemic” is just the latest “enemy of the state”, that is being manipulated by the U.S. federal government emboldened over the past three decades and more willing now than ever to fabricate fear to secure a political end. Political ends are always about greater control, corruption, and too often hiding government wrongdoing, cover-ups. [Blog Editor: Bold emphasis mine]

 

Once upon a time, Frederic Bastiat, the magnificently profound philosopher, noted: “The politician attempts to remedy the evil by increasing the very thing that caused the evil in the first place: legal plunder.”

 

Just recently, the Federal Reserve Bank approved $1.5 trillion more to bail out the Repurchasing Markets, bringing the total to approximately $5 trillion spent since September 2nd 2019 to essentially cover the massive leverage built by banks and hedge funds again, the same exact bad practices that led to the economic crisis of 2008; and, despite President Trump’s assurances that corporate America isn’t to blame this time. This is the equivalent of adding $40,000 more in taxpayer debt to every American household. And it went unnoticed by ninety-nine percent of America.

 

It is important to note here, that the Fed began its second epic “bank bailout”, another massive theft and transference of wealth, on September 2nd, and so, from that alone, it should be readily apparent that the current financial crisis has absolutely nothing to do with the COVID-19 virus, although the current charade is certain to exacerbate it and make the crisis deepen, providing all the excuse the government needs to continue to suppress our individual liberty along the way.

 

On March 16th, the U.S. stock market suffered its worse point loss in U.S. history, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a loss of nearly 3000 points and wiped out all gains in the last three years. Its 12.93 percent loss was greater what we saw on October 28th 1929 when the Dow lost 12.8 percent, but it is only the second greatest percentage loss in U.S. history, far from the 22.6 percent loss of Black Monday, October 19th 1987.

 

Although we could not have predicted COVID-19, it was only the trigger for the ongoing financial crash, the proverbial straw that broke the finance sector’s back. With asset price bubbles across the world and the total global debt over 322 percent of the world gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2019, something was certain to break, and we are seeing the results now.

 

On March 17th 2020, Pam and Russ Martens, financial experts, observed: “And yet no matter what pundit you see on TV, all that one hears is that Wall Street banks have plenty of capital. These two things cannot be simultaneously true: the Fed cannot have had to be pumping hundreds of billions of dollars each week into Wall Street banks and their trading arms for the past six months (long before there was any coronavirus outbreak anywhere in the world) if these banks actually did have adequate capital.”

 

Despite all the blame being laid upon the COVID-19 outbreak, one must note that over a century ago, in 1918-19, a true pandemic and epidemic of the Spanish flu created chaos, as 500 million were infected worldwide and 50 million people died from the virus, and approximately 675,000 of those deaths were Americans. And even though this pandemic was the deadliest in history, the Dow Jones rose throughout the year from 76 to 81. Now isn’t that interesting?

 

Once again, I iterate the fact that our leaders are further destroying the economy, by printing trillions of dollars more, and throwing good money after bad without any sound reason, other than corrupt politicians and bankers are benefiting and pocketing massive amounts of real asset wealth that will be seen in catastrophic retail inflation, similar to 1923 Germany, and later tax rate hikes for the average taxpayer on down the road, especially if a 1929 credit collapse is currently underway.

 

If any government assistance of any kind is distributed, it should be given to the elderly and those with the most severe symptoms and reactions to COVID-19, not just handed out like a security blanket to everyone and anybody; however, on March 14th, the House passed the Families First Act that offers two weeks of paid sick leave to COVID-19 victims, paying their entire salary up to $511 per day (approximately $130,000 a year). And ironically and typical for our corrupt government, large companies with over five-hundred employees are exempt.

 

As I have stated in other articles, President Trump believes he has no real choice except to be seen acting proactively in the face of COVID-19, no matter the unintended consequences of those actions, as he also deals with the very real and separate crisis of an economy under threat of a massive collapse. However, the guidance he has set in place and his tacit support of the continued fear-mongering by advisors, such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is giving rise to many egregious and tyrannical local responses, all from his own fear that he cannot get re-elected, unless he rolls with the current Deep State project, postures for political gain and allows our Bill of Rights to be trashed in the process.

 

There is not any federal authority in existence than can legally force everyone across the nation everywhere to stay home and self-quarantine or “Self-isolate”, however, federal powers combined with extensive state and local emergency powers can and are, essentially effecting a national shutdown, as we also find the largest corporations, like Amazon and Nissan and many others operating in the U.S., now going along with the suggested two to three week closures, or restricted operations. This is forcing millions of Americans to stay at home, sick or not, when millions are one paycheck away from homelessness and other catastrophes that go hand-in-hand with financial ruin; this applies equally to small businesses too.

 

And yet, all across America we see a new trend, whereby military and police now act as if America is under martial law without a formal declaration of such. Many states, such as New Jersey, California, Ohio, Illinois, Massachusetts and Washington, have already taken unconstitutional martial law measures without an official declaration, exhibiting our potential unconstitutional future under any new fear, real or imagined, once this crisis has passed.

 

Americans are being forced to stay home by New York Governor Cuomo, if they are not deemed “essential workers”. He has issued an arbitrary, selective and unconstitutional executive order that requires companies to send fifty percent of their people home to “Self-isolate”. Well, don’t essential workers get sick? What’s the difference, when there isn’t any “cure” and the only recommended treatment is identical to what one would do with the common cold?

 

Worse yet, according to Fox 5 San Diego, on March 19th, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, issued a “stay at home” order effective immediately and to remain in place “until further notice”. And, in clarification, Fox 5 also reported, “Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job.”

 

San Francisco has ordered county and city law enforcement to “ensure compliance” with its recent “shelter in place” order, prior to Gov. Newsom’s order, although officials stated they would not “rush to enforce” the directives, while residents were fully informed to what is permissible. Any violation of the orders will supposedly be considered a misdemeanor punishable by a fine or jail time.

 

One certainly cannot help but wonder, who will be the first American arrested for violating a “stay at home” or “shelter in place” order?

 

On March 12th in Champaign, Illinois, Mayor Deborah Feinen declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak granting herself the power to ban firearms, alcohol and gasoline, during the “crisis”, along with the power to prevent individuals’ from accessing gas, water and electricity, and even to take possession of private property, according to the Washington Examiner.

 

The Mayor of Nashville, TN, John Cooper, not to be outdone by anyone, ordered bars on Lower Broadway and  throughout Davidson County to close their business, on March 15th, until further notice. All restaurants were told to limit their maximum seating to fifty percent of available seated capacity, all of which is absolutely in violation of the spirit of our Declaration of Independence and the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness and the Constitution itself. The orders are certain to be met with challenges along the way, such as already presented by the owners of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Honky Tonk Central and Kid Rock’s establishments, who called Cooper’s orders “unconstitutional”, as they vowed to remain open until Governor Bill Lee issues a statewide mandate.

 

Nashville’s Downtown Merchant Association responded to the rise of unconstitutional orders across the country, in part, with the following statement: “We are compassionate with those who have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus and all who are helping manage the crisis as the entire world addresses the outbreak. However, a Tootsie’s patron as immediate as last night, mentioned having lived through the polio epidemic and didn’t recall such extreme measures being handed down in history.”

 

In one breath the government tells us all to stay home for two weeks, and in another they disingenuously claim there isn’t any reason to hoard anything. But just how are Americans then expected to survive, if they don’t stock up for what could extend into eight weeks or longer?

 

Political posturing is the rule today in our polarized country, as politicians go through the motions of a contrived COVID-19 crisis. Political concerns seem to be more important than what is the best course for everybody’s health and finances, in their fear that a refusal to shut the nation down will result in blame for every death being blamed on their political inaction. And there will be a steep price to be paid, at the expense of our individual liberty.

 

Nobody really knows how deep and harsh this will get, and just maybe those who do have an inkling aren’t sayin’, but it goes without saying that a good deal of disorder will come of this ordeal. One must wonder what America looks like in the aftermath, once all the dust has settled.

 

Former Congressman and Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, wrote the following on March 16th: “Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up their freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. After 9/11, for example, Americans accepted the near-total destruction of their civil liberties in the PATRIOT Act’s hollow promises of security.

 

It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans.”

 

Our Constitutional Rights have steadily been attacked and eroded for decades now, but especially so with the PATRIOT Act and the FISA Reauthorization Act, but if anyone thinks the U.S. federal government has trashed their rights, just wait. The worse is yet to come.

 

Every current action being taken by Congress is to save Wall Street and the mega-corporations who control it, while President Trump and his administration follow the exact same playbook from the 2008 economic collapse, as the average Americans lose jobs and watch their 401k portfolios wiped out for the third time in the last two decades. Main Street is once again getting the worse end of any deals coming out of current legislation, as the Zero Interest Rate Policy harms senior citizens’ retirement funds, while the propaganda from the media continues to move the most ignorant masses within the nation to beg the government, their “Keepers”, to save their lives. Critical thinking Americans have already concluded that their elected and unelected government officials — so-called “leaders” — have once again proven themselves to be incompetent, corrupt and evil.

 

More than any threat from any virus, Americans should worry for the cause of liberty in our country, as we see our government evolving into a thing far too willing to take control over every segment of our lives and imprison us, if we do not comply with their fiats and diktats. Liberty faces a very real threat from the socialists and communists of the Democratic Party, who urge a far too willing President Trump for more dictatorial measures in the face of a manufactured crisis, as the CDC pulls the wool over the nation’s eyes and our massive debt seems poised to come crashing down like an avalanche, while the Federal Reserve continues to act like a whore for the Wall Street bankers; and, in the meantime, the nation is mere steps away from military vehicles patrolling our streets threatening citizens with arrest or death, once the current social order begins to be swept away, as decades of thievery, corruption, lies and corporate fascism come crashing down. And, if America is still strong enough to face the gravest of consequences, the wheat will be separated from the chaff and those proponents of truth, life and liberty will pick up the pieces and determine the future of this America I love so well.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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My Thoughts Leading to the Smith ‘The Great American Panic of 2020’


An Intro by John R. Houk

Original post by Justin O. Smith

© March 13, 2020

 

Typically I make it a point to check up on statistics of submissions to my blogs. The information relating to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 are so fluid in change and unpredictability at this point, I am choosing not to check up on typically reliable Justin Smith.

 

I had a thought come to me as I read Justin’s simultaneous criticism of President Trump’s Big Government solutions and disdain for Dem/MSM hypocrisy for blaming Trump when past Dem pandemic/epidemic solutions fell far short.

 

What was that thought?

 

The jury will be out for some time on the right or wrong of my thought but here it is: President Donald Trump is not a Conservative. ALSO neither is Trump a Leftie/Liberal. Undoubtedly due to the nature of Trump’s billion dollar business, he has some globalist tendencies, but I don’t think he is a Globalist.

 

My emerging sense is Donald Trump is an American in the mold American history would have described as a statesman more than a patriot. As a statesman he makes choices he feels are good for America. That is where the jury is out. Typical Conservatives will always hate solutions that involves the government and the government-spending indulgence. A typical Leftist desires government solutions to transform society into a perceived society of what humanity should look like (even if that means intruding on individual Liberty). In the Conservative/Leftist conflict, Trump gravitates toward Conservatism but that hardly makes him dedicated to Conservative ideals.

 

In my opinion that puts Trump in the position of distrust from both dedicated Conservatives and Left-Wing (actually Marxist) ideologues. President Trump is going to step on everyone’s toes for what he believes is good for America. For my part, I am more pleased than displeased with Trump accomplishments. Yet look for more displeasure from Conservatives if Trump’s government solutions fail more than succeed. Unfortunately the American Left is soooo infected with Trump Derangement Syndrome, only utter Trump failure will make the Left pleased … EVEN IF THAT FAILURE IS A RUINED AMERICA.

 

Below is Justin Smith questioning President government path for a Coronavirus hampered economy yet rooting for Trump election victories because the alternative is Dem Party Marxism.

 

JRH 3/13/20

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The Great American Panic of 2020

Exploiting COVID-19 Fears – Don’t Allow America to Be Exploited By Fear

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  3/13/2020 2:46 AM

 

Deep in the throes of the Great American Panic of 2020, someone please dip me deep in Shinola and call me a greased pig, if I should ever fall into the miserable weepy, hysteria that is not only coming from the media, but now from the President’s office, and too many corners of the general public. It’s almost as if President Trump feels compelled to address the COVID-19 like a Democrat, as he capitulated, after stating the virus wasn’t that bad, and this only adds to the panic, a panic that has been facilitated and manufactured by the media and President Trump’s political enemies, who would love nothing better than to see the U.S. economy crash and end Trump’s presidency, while also opening one more door for limiting individual liberty in America.

 

In a normal flu season, an average of 36,000 Americans die of the flu, but according to the CDC, ninety percent of those are over the age of sixty-five, and out of 35.5 million cases for the flu season of 2018 to 2019, there were 34,000 deaths. One should recall that between 2009 and 2010, some 17,000 Americans died from Swine Flu, and America wasn’t throwing a trillion dollars at it, in the manner President Trump now proposes doing with COVID-19, very similar to any other Democrat, as he wants to temporarily suspend the payroll tax without cutting any spending.

 

If President Trump wants to throw government money after a problem, he should focus on getting pharmaceutical manufacturing centers up and running here in America, so we are not dependent on China for life-saving medicines. For that matter, there are numerous critical components currently manufactured in China that we need, but they are no longer manufactured here (an article for another day).

 

Trump’s proposed tax break would essentially disburse a trillion dollars in stimulus, in order to stop an economic crisis in the making, if it lasts through the end of the year. It would push the already high federal budget deficit to unprecedented levels, close to $2 trillion, and it would not really help anyone, nor would it address the actual underlying problems with the economy or any health issues. Essentially, it will fail to be of any positive benefit to the American people, and only succeed in placing more burden on the U.S. taxpayers on down the road.

 

More than anything else, Trump’s proposal appears to be a not so veiled attempt to buy Wall Street’s good graces and the election along with it, by providing more stimulus money to the stimulus that has been ongoing since October, as his administration would basically pick more winners and losers in the face of an economy that was falling short prior to this COVID-19 outbreak. He knows if his “great economy” falls, so too might his presidency, which suggests he sells his other so-called “accomplishments” short, too.

 

I’m no big supporter of President Trump, simply over issues tied to our national sovereignty and the Bill of Rights, but still, I don’t want to see him fail and place the country outright in the hands of socialists, communists and Islamofascists. I simply wish he would trust that true conservative ideas would do even better than some of his current flawed policy positions and his lurch more leftwards.

 

COVID-19 now has a death rate that is trending around approximately one percent of all infected, with the latest CDC confirmed death count in America at 36, as of this writing (8:15 P.M. 3-12-2020), and approximately 1215 known cases, according to Lara Logan at Fox News. But good news from South Korea exhibits only ten percent of cases ever require any hospitalization, with less than one percent of their 7300 cases dying from the virus.

 

By no means do I suggest that there aren’t also plenty of good, rational reasons to be concerned. As of this writing, 134,488 people have contracted COVID-19 worldwide and 4,970 of them have died. And of course, we haven’t yet reached the peak of this virus in America yet, which means we have a bit of a ways to go, before we see the light at the end of the tunnel; but, rest assured, the light is there and not too far into the near future, if only people will remain calm and keep with as normal a daily routine as possible.

 

Even here in Murfreesboro, TN, unbelievably, I see people seemingly alarmed, although there are not any cases here, at the moment. Just the other day, I saw a pretty large gal wearing her COVID mask, while she rolled down the candy aisle stocking up on Hershey Bars, Milky Ways and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But the signs are everywhere, big and small, as one sees many Uber drivers now wearing the same surgical masks.

 

More people die of cancer in America each year than will die from COVID-19, and according to the journal Science News [March 6th], only one in 500 under the age of 40 might die from this new coronavirus. So why all the panic over this virus?

 

Nobody wants to die before their time, but statistically speaking, a person is more likely to be killed in a car crash or murdered in America, than die from contracting COVID-19. People need to stop acting as though the world is coming to an end and that just because the World Health Organization is calling it a “pandemic” it must be death sentence to anyone coming in contact with it.

 

This panic is now moving President Trump to seek a Big Government solution for a problem that will only grow government, because he and his advisors fear the reaction that would result, if he simply urged calm, good hygiene practices and carrying on one’s everyday normal life. Fear has kept Trump from simply urging business as usual in the nation, while urging people to take a minimum of caution, seek testing if one thinks one has been exposed and seek treatment if one contracts it.  And instead, he has flung the door wide open to more draconian measures and an eventual complete shutdown of the nation, without any real good reason.

 

Now, we are also seeing the Republican Party taking advantage of this crisis to make themselves appear as the people’s saviors, as numerous Republicans – (Republicans In Name Only – RINOs) — and the Trump administration too have seemingly found a new found love for government run healthcare with the onset of this “crisis”. On March 2nd, 2020, Robert Kadlec, HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, suggested that part of the efforts aimed at COVID-19 should treat virus patients like disaster victims who will be eligible for federal funds.

 

No amount of government money thrown at this “crisis” non-crisis can make people engage in more commerce and spend more money, if the same government benefactor is stoking fears over this COVID-19 virus. Only an assured message expressing the need for calm and carrying on with our daily routines as usual may stop the continued slide of our economy and regain some semblance of normalcy, in our society, as we all remain watchful and yet not so fearful that we can’t work or feel as if we must hide behind closed doors, in self-imposed quarantines.

 

In response to Kadlec’s proposal on March 10th, Representative Ted Yoho (R-Florida) stated: “You can look at it as socialized medicine. But in the face of an outbreak, a pandemic, what’s your options?”

 

Such an ignorant statement coming from an elected official is part of the problem. Men such as Yoho stoke the sort of fear that adds to the panic and makes matters worse, as people have begun hoarding face masks, food and even toilet paper. Similarly, in many America towns, St Patrick Day parades are being cancelled, along with school closures and basketball game cancellations, all of which add to the fear and in reality give only a little more protection against the virus than simply following good hygiene will provide. And all of this is a disproportionate and self-destructive response to what can only be described as a fairly low level threat.

 

However, Democrats and Republicans alike, the petty tyrants lurking among both parties, learned a great lesson in 2008, from Rahm Emanuel, who stated: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.”

 

Despite the high confidence that the majority of people will never get the virus and the known truth that the largest percentage, the vast majority, of people contracting COVID-19 will survive, too many people and governments across the globe are reacting in extreme fashion.

 

And now, America is seeing the National Guard being activated on March 7th in New York to respond to the outbreak, even though Governor Cuomo presents it as an innocuous and benevolent act for delivering aid, medicine and food as well as cleansing and disinfecting areas affected. He has essentially set up a quarantined area with a radius of one mile from the synagogue at its epicenter, as three schools were also closed down in New Rochelle, and the National Guard was tasked with constructing “Containment centers”. But, people’s movements haven’t been restricted, yet.

 

It’s one thing for our government to take extraordinary measures, in the face of violent situations, as our nation has witnessed in Boston after the Islamist terror bombing, when law enforcement carried out a military style search for the terrorists; in Baltimore when riots resulted in a military lock down of the city, as 1500 National Guardsmen patrolled the streets and residents were placed under a ten o’clock curfew. And it’s quite another thing for the government to take a heavy hand in a matter quite easily handled between any individual and their doctor and a hospital staff, since very nearly any person in America, of average intelligence has sense enough to seek help and treatment from a doctor, if they fall ill; and with this current crisis, one can be most certain that everyone is on alert and staying vigilant from concern for themselves and their families.

 

The government’s overreaction to this crisis should worry everyone, since many intrusive laws are already on the books, just waiting to be invoked by overzealous public health officials; these laws grant nearly unlimited power to quarantine people thought to carry an infectious disease and then bill those people for their own confinement, as was done to those returning from Wuhan, China, even though the quarantines were often excessive and inconsistent with known facts and the epidemiological evidence. This crisis seems to be breeding more government authority, rather than sensible restraint and effective measures.

 

Americans surely should work to flatten the infection rate curve in the country through good hygiene practices and a little well placed caution when in public gatherings, since we don’t want to add to any work overload at local hospitals, but in the meantime, we don’t want to allow the people, who have the effrontery to rule us, any room to cultivate any fears and exploit them to align with their adventures and ends. We must not allow government promises to save us from COVID-19, no matter the level or severity of the threat, to end in unseemly and unnecessary interventions and a government that has grown even larger and more powerful, fat and happy, at the expense of our individual liberty and our freedom suppressed, haggard and threadbare.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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My Thoughts Leading to the Smith ‘The Great American Panic of 2020’

 

An Intro by John R. Houk

© March 13, 2020

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The Great American Panic of 2020

 

Edited by JRH

 

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In the Wake of a Tragedy


My friend and frequent blog contributor Justin Smith resides in the great State of Tennessee. On Saturday March 3 several tornadoes ravaged portions of Tennessee. Twenty-five people perished and many lost their homes.

 

President Donald Trump aboard Marine-1 flies over Tornado devastation Cookeville TN 3/6/20

You may have heard it said Rome was not built in a day? Neither will these victims of nature find relief and restoration in a day. If you know a way to donate for victim relief PLEASE do so. Justin mentions one organization that I have embedded the link: Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. I’d be surprised if that was the only way to give so if you know a reliable relief effort for these tornado victims please participate. Below are Justin’s thoughts on the terrifying tornadoes.

 

JRH 3/9/20

 

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In the Wake of a Tragedy

Lives Lost and Heavy Hearts – God Shall Wipe Away All Tears

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent March 7, 2020 8:44 PM

 

“And ye now therefore have sorrow; but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice … .”  ~ John 16:22

 

Tennesseans were reminded, in all too stark a manner, that our lives are so fragile at best and we will never know the day or the hour of our deaths, when four tornadoes blasted through Middle Tennessee in the early morning hours of March 3rd, at speeds of between 165 and 200 miles per hour in some cases. They were taken by surprise in Putnam County and the Greater Nashville Area, even though several news channels were broadcasting continuous warnings, and when they heard the freight train roar of the tornado, many had just enough, barely enough, time to make it to some semblance of safety, but some did not and were swept up in the whirlwinds that took their lives.

 

Despite the constant alerts from WSMV-4 Nashville, East Nashville residents only had about six minutes to get to safety and out of the way of an EF-3 tornado’s deadly 165 mile per hour winds, according to the Tornado Warning for Davidson County, and one resident, Danielle Theophile, told WSMV, “I got the warning and in less than ten minutes you could just feel the pressure, my ears were popping (and) we all ran downstairs and just huddled together.”

 

Linda Leath told of her and her husband being awakened at 2:00 a.m. (CST) by a tornado alert on her phone, and a minute later the tornado tore through their Cookeville home. They managed to keep from being sucked out of their home by hanging on to heavy furniture for dear life, with Linda ending up between her bed and a cedar chest.

 

In the aftermath of the worse tornadoes Tennessee has witnessed in seven years, a state of emergency was declared and first responders attended to the dazed and hurt people and spent the next three days in a process that included clearing and searching through the rubble and devastation for any survivors and the dead. Initially, they transported at least 156 people to local area hospitals, with several hundred more that followed [over 300 by some counts], and in due time, they determined that twenty-five poor unfortunate souls lost their lives in this disaster.

 

Reported by the Washington Post on March 3rd: “Tuesday morning’s destruction stretched for 50 miles across four counties. at least 48 buildings collapsed in Nashville, according to Fire Chief William Swann. Officials said gas leaks were ‘a major concern’ in the tornado’s wake. About 250 electric poles were downed or damaged, according to Nashville Electric Service.”

 

As bad as that may sound and as terrible the damage was in places like East and North Nashville, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, Hermitage, and Donelson, Putnam County was at ground zero of this tragedy, and it was hit much harder. It was later determined that an EF-4 tornado with sustained winds of 200 miles per hour had hit, destroying much of the city of Cookeville in the process, with eighteen of the tornado’s victims dying in this county.

 

On March 6th, a day after he declared a major disaster for the area and ordered federal aid to help the recovery efforts in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson Counties, President Donald Trump flew into Nashville on Air Force One to take a look at the devastated area and meet with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and other elected officials and the victims of the area. He also surveyed a great deal of the damage from the air, in the Marine Force One helicopter. During the course of his visit to Cookeville, Pres. Trump stated, “This is real devastation like you’ll hopefully never see again.”

 

Due to numerous other such tragedies that he has dealt with over the past three years, as he planned his visit to Tennessee, President Trump also had previously remarked and noted: “Our hearts are full of sorrow for the lives that were lost. Those tornadoes — I’ve seen many of them during a three year period, and I’ve gotten to see the results. And they are vicious if you’re in their path.”

 

At one point, the President added, “You’re great people; it’s a great state.”

 

Many of you, my fellow Tennesseans, and others across the nation who may be reading this, may know one or many of those who were affected by this tragedy, just as I do.

 

Ashley King Burns – stiff upper lip near rubble

A dear friend of mine, Ms. Candice Temple, a Murfreesboro, TN resident, saw her family home destroyed. It was a home that had been in her family for fifty-eight years and where she lived as a child, and even in the face of this terrible event, Candice and her cousin, Ashley King Burns, managed smiles and gave thanks that family members had come out of it alive, including Candice’s mother, who lost everything. And, as they sifted through its ruins, they even took a moment to have themselves a little picnic on the stoop of their old home place, as they reminisced over all the happy times they had seen there, as children.

 

The home of Candice Temple’s Grandparents – destroyed

Exhibiting the spirit and the strength of the people of Tennessee, Candice had planted an American Flag in the roots of a large downed tree, and she exclaimed [in a recent Facebook post]: “We are cousins helping our families and we are proud Americans as well!!!! I had to put the flag up in our yard (well the roots of the tree). Our roots run deeper than any tree and no tornado can stop our LOVE or our Family.”

 

Candice Temple near Flag atop tornado ripped rubble

From all across the state and the nation, people and organizations have come to help in the cleanup and the rebuilding, as thousands of volunteers have descended on the hard hit areas, with tarps, tools and other equipment, including bobcats and bulldozers. There has also been a good number of donations coming from as far away as Canada, and it wasn’t even a matter of days before the resource center of Hands On Nashville had 20,000 volunteers to do work in each of the affected areas. The response has been outstanding, so far.

 

Several #NashvilleStrong operations have come to the forefront of the relief effort, and in fine fashion, Nashville’s Country Music artists have come to the rescue. Taylor Swift recently donated one million dollars to the Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund, that allocates resources and support to effected communities, as well as nonprofit organizations focused on helping survivors. And showing they are indeed part of the community, the Tennessee Titans NFL professional football team matched her million dollar donation.

 

As Reverend Frank Gordon, pastor of North Nashville’s Fourteenth Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, observes: “Most of the folks that I have talked with, black and white, all of our heads are pretty much in the same place. We have been through these things before with tornadoes and floods in Nashville. Each time that I recall it has happened, the major thrust in the community has been everybody pulling together.”

 

Unfortunately, twenty-five Tennessee families are now suffering the tragic loss of a loved family member who was taken from this world too soon in their minds and hearts. One such person, Larry Redmond, tells of stepping onto the porch of what once was his sister’s three bedroom home, in Putnam County, and seeing it gone, after he received a call at 3:00 a.m. from his nephew that the tornado had hit them. Redmond would later find the bodies of his sister, Cathy Selby, and her husband, Keith, approximately sixty yards away from where their home used to stand.

 

Speaking to Victor Oquendo of ABC News, Redmond said, “One night, one storm, killed them both.”

 

And the curious thing about the forces of nature, and the natural disasters associated with them, is that they don’t care if you are a Republican or a Democrat. Justine Arreche, a Bernie Sanders supporter, would later tell the Washington Post, “There’s nothing like crying in your half-bath, begging the dog to come in with you.”

 

If there was ever any doubt in anyone’s mind on the tenuous hold we all have on life, this one night certainly should remove it. There but for the Grace of God go I.

 

Tennessee and the Greater Nashville Area have faced such trials and adversity before, and there isn’t any doubt, for those who live long enough, the community will see tragedy come again, bringing a grief of such magnitude that it can only be extinguished over time through an intense personal journey, at one’s own pace. However, the efforts of everybody from all walks of life in Tennessee to help alleviate some of the hurt from this deeply sad point in time has been a thing of beauty and a testament to the special character found in the people of our state, as #NashvilleStrong has been seen everywhere of late; and those who call Tennessee and Nashville home should bear in mind this same strength sets this region apart, a strength that lies within the heart of the people who build their homes and make their lives here in Middle Tennessee.

 

“… God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away.”  ~ Revelation 21:4

 

And in closing, what better expression can be made than the wonderful words delivered by Ellie Holcomb, a singer-songwriter, who spent the night huddled in her basement with her three children and a few “sweet neighbors”, until the sun rose. And she offered the following poignant words: “Our hearts are grateful for breath in our lungs, but heavy for all the lives, homes, and businesses lost. In the same breath, the sun came up today and there was a community rising up strong from a terrible storm, hands and feet sowing up with love and chainsaws and water and food. I’ve never been more scared in my life, but I’ve also never been more sure that there is comfort and hope to be broken and shared with one another in the wake of a tragedy.”

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Photos supplied by Justin Smith. Embedded links are by the Editor.

 

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COVID-19: The Big Picture


Justin Smith takes a look at the Coronavirus/COVID-19 simultaneously pointing out it is not as severe as the panic mongers would have you believe BUT also examines the bioweapon components of the virus’s existence. Meaning it could have been bad and it was manmade.

 

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COVID-19: The Big Picture

COVID-19: The Perfect Cover – Bad Things Happen

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent  2/28/2020 3:19 PM

 

There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death; and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.”  ~ Ecclesiastes 8:8

 

Our best times may have come and gone, and perhaps we may be at this low or amazing point in our lives, but we should all be like the wind, sun and rain and carry on life as usual in the face of the Coronavirus scare. For no matter how much we run to and fro gathering all the knowledge we can, surrounding this event, and no matter how long we stand on the river bank wondering how much time remains for us all, to take in the wonders of this amazing world of ours, it avails us nothing to run in a panicked fear at the first sound of a neighbor’s cough or sniffle, and we can all rest assured that the times of our deaths are appointed and death is inevitable.

 

And sometimes, bad things beyond our control just happen.

 

I’m not saying this because of President Trump’s assurances on Wednesday February 26th 2020 that “the risks to the American people remains very low”, due to his administration’s actions. I’m saying this as I note that this crisis is also one more way for those in power to manipulate us and take a little bit more freedom away.

 

So yes, we must stay vigilant and work towards a cure, but we must also keep our eyes on the Big Picture too.

 

As Leonardo DaVinci suggested to the people of his day: “Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.”

 

Currently, there are 60 known cases in the U.S, and 28 of those are in California alone, where the first known case of a community acquired case exists in a woman with no known contact with anyone who had the disease. California is currently monitoring 8,400 cases, while in Nassau County, New York, eighty-three people have been quarantined.

 

To date, approximately 82,000 people have been infected globally and almost 2800 have died [Blog Editor: the statistics are fluid I suspect out of fear reporting. CNN has the numbers Justin utilized in preceding sentence dated 2/28/20. Business Insider – Australia dated 1/22/20 has higher numbers.], according to numerous credible sources, with some fluctuation in the death count due to the numerous  coronaviruses currently circulating along with regular influenza and other diseases with similar symptoms.

 

In January, the New York Times noted that most of the Coronavirus deaths were older men with previous poor health conditions: “Many had underlying conditions like cirrhosis of the liver, hypertension, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Most spent more than a week in hospitals, with some undergoing treatment for a month or longer. But two died just four days after they were admitted.”

 

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.”  ~ Revelation 6:8

 

In 1890, James Strong wrote The Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. It notes that the Greek version of the Bible used the word “therion” for “beast” in Revelation, and Strong suggested the word was interpreted as “tiny, uncontrolled, poisonous beasts”. This sounds quite a bit like bacteria and viruses.

 

This may be a serious event unfolding, but I do not believe it’s the end of the world just over the horizon, or even the “pandemic” many are projecting it to be. And as such, do not listen to the harbingers of doom and gloom from the authoritarian Left and Democratic party, who are seeking all manner of government responses. No Free Born American needs to accept any quarantine or immunization against their will, when in far too many instances, vaccines themselves offer quite an array of detrimental health risks [JOS embedded link], with the cure sometimes incapacitating or even killing the patient; we must not be forced to consider any herd immunity or any other collectivist communist notions when we are making medical decisions for ourselves and our children.

 

Curiously, ‘The Eyes of Darkness’ by Dean Koontz, a 1981 work of fiction, predicts a Coronavirus outbreak and its origin, even naming it “Wuhan-400”. Koontz has it being developed in some military labs in China and being acquired later by U.S. intelligence through a Chinese defector, with the U.S. military eventually successfully creating an antidote.

 

One might have to wonder if some young aspiring biological weapons doctor read this all those years ago and said, “HhMmmm …. I think I can make this.” Or did someone with great ability, financial backing and power behind the scenes see such a germ and the ensuing chaos as a great way to manipulate and control the large sections of the globe and its people? Is it a case of life imitating art? Whatever it is, coincidences of this level of detail are no coincidence in my mind.

 

COVID-19 was identified clinically in Wuhan in December, and soon after, Dr. Li Wenliang gave warning of its dangerous effects, describing it as a type of “pneumonia”, and he was dead by the end of January. One should find it incredibly suspicious that on October 18th 2019, approximately two months earlier, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Economic Forum, and Johns Hopkins University sponsored “Event 201”, an exercise that predicted nearly the precise current COVID-19 event and a projected pandemic and all the associated social, military and economic consequences.

 

The ultimate goal of Event 201 was aimed at using power and pandemics to create a central economic authority to distribute resources to “counter the virus”. This is just one more case of those who would be king never letting a good crisis go to waste.

 

This information should move the Trump administration to take a hard look at any possible involvement of Johns Hopkins, Harvard, NYU, the CDC, and all those involved in making coronavirus vaccines, especially in light of President Trump’s ongoing battle with Big Pharma/Big Biotech. It’s worth noting that China’s President Xi Jinping has been of some great help to President Trump in this matter too. This very well could have been espionage directed in retaliation from the Big Pharma folks and the Democratic Party authoritarian socialists that they support and back.

 

On February 25th, Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned America, “Disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

 

Planned or not, many of President Trump’s enemies, and the enemies of America too, are jumping on this and already calling it a “pandemic” in the making. These are mainly the globalists, such as Mohamed El-Erian — an American Muslim, Obama associate and former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund, who would love to see this event crash our economy, as they already are blaming him for doing too little in the face of COVID-19’s rapid spread, but our economy was already in decline; so, adding fuel to the fire, alarmists everywhere are claiming the disruptions to the global supply chain are going to be more far-reaching and greater than what they actually will be, or need be, as they hope to cause a crash and then intercede as the “saviors” of the people, who warned of its coming.

 

The COVID-19 virus may well trigger an economic collapse, or a deep recession, if people keep panicking over it. But the narrative that it is the cause of all this economic chaos is an elaborate lie. The economy was crashing long before this virus ever manifested itself.

 

[Blog Editor: Global Economy already imperiled. Could COVID-19 be the tipping domino?

 

 

 

 

 

On Outnumbered (Fox News) on February 28th, Dagen McDowell, Fox Business Network anchor, noted that she had been warning President Trump on claiming credit for the stock market’s rise and high numbers, adding that if he claims it in good times, he owns it in bad times too. In many respects, President Trump has set himself up as a scapegoat, through his constant habit of claiming a direct correlation between his policies and the performance of the stock market.

 

Already, reported by the Washington Times on February 26th, America has witnessed the release of a nationwide televised ad campaign on major cable networks, by Michael Bloomberg, New York City’s former mayor, that is entitled “Pandemic” and accuses President Trump of being unprepared. It starts with news of Wall Street’s massive selling spree that has just begun this week, as one hears the narrator say, “Health experts warn: The U.S. is under-prepared.”

 

Best to worst case scenario has somewhere between 143 to 270 million Americans catching the virus. Ninety-seven to ninety-eight percent of the infected will have only mild to zero symptoms. Since no one really knows how far reaching or long this will proceed and what the final numbers will be, we can project that potentially two to three percent “MAY” die from this, due to severe reactions, which could result in approximately two to four million Americans dying from COVID-19. This is not to say that they will. [Blog Editor: I could not locate Justin’s stats but these stats might be of interest: The-Scientist.com and Off-Guardian.org]

 

If anyone is that worried, the National Academy of Sciences stated that several good coronavirus antibodies already exist, that can be purchased for approximately $358 for a quarter of a milligram. The only problem? You have to be a certified research lab to order them.

 

I’m going out on a limb here, to suggest that in reality, America will probably not see even a few hundred deaths from this. So let’s go about our everyday business and just be careful. Wash Your hands and face regularly, take plenty of vitamin C, drink a shot of bourbon in the mornings and evenings, drink three cups of essiac tea each day, and keep going to work each day, doing the best that You can. Keep shaking hands with one another and hugging and kissing one another, but for God’s sake, quit acting like the Earth, Jupiter, Mars and Venus have all of a sudden jumped from orbit around the sun.

 

One’s chances of acquiring a severe and fatal case of this virus is actually so slim that we must not allow it to continue to disrupt our social order.

 

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is the closest thing to this new Coronavirus, technically referred to as SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 [More detail at ScienceMag.org], that we’ve seen, and it too was first reported in China, as people overreacted and compared it to the Black Death. In fact, there were only a worldwide total of 8,098 cases, of which 774 died, and 650 of those deaths occurred in China and Hong Kong, while the United States experienced only 75 cases, without anyone dying; and, in contrast, about 80,000 Americans died of the flu in the winter of 2017, the highest number in forty years, according to Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Some studies, such as the one conducted by Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard epidemiologist professor, suggest that forty to seventy percent of the world population are most likely going to contract this disease, due to the fact that it can lie dormant between 14 to 30 days with few or no symptoms. And of those who contract the virus, 97 to 98 percent will survive, from all indications taken from current rapidly fluctuating numbers; Lipsitch also states emphatically that not all the infected will develop any severe illness, since many will only have a mild case of the disease, or they may be completely asymptomatic.

 

If we consider that each month 1.47 million people die of heart disease, according to the American Heart Association, and 450 million people contract pneumonia each year with four million dying from it, across the globe, we should all be wondering why all the frenetic activity and hype around this COVID-19 event and who besides Big Pharma benefits the most from this. All the big companies are scrambling to get their share of the early billion dollar amount proposed for vaccine development, with more assured to follow, as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) suggested $4 billion to come in the fight, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D) proposing $8.5 billion for the overall fight against COVID-19.

 

One billion dollars should buy a whole heap of research and results, especially since so much work has already been done to fight coronaviruses of all types. But throwing buckets of money at the problem won’t solve it. Only great minds actually seeking to find and deliver a cure will eventually deliver the sought after results.

 

[Blog Editor: Big Pharma profiteering:

 

 

 

 

Several zinc based drugs have shown a remarkable rate of effectiveness against several strains of coronavirus, but for some reason these are now being largely ignored. There has also already been an antibody developed that works well and as a prophylaxis against MERs, but every “expert” is saying COVID-19 is more highly contagious than SARS or MERS either one, since it remains active on surfaces between nine to fourteen days.

 

One plan involves binding antibodies to viral proteins, in order to stop the pathogen from readily infecting one’s cells. There is a good bit of scientific hopefulness surrounding Compound CR3022, which reportedly binds and combines with antibodies that attack coronaviruses. However, why search for antibodies against coronavirus when the thymus gland, under our breast plate, already makes them?

 

Glycyrrhizin, an antiviral, was another compound found to be most effective at inhibiting coronaviruses, as researchers search for a broad spectrum remedy, however, at least seven other strains of coronavirus are also in play and these RNA type corona viruses have a high mutation rate of up to a million times greater than their host cell, so vaccines will very nearly be obsolete as soon as they are made, when the virus itself is mutating all along.

 

On February 10th 2020, Dr. Leonard G. Horowitz wrote a letter to [JOS embedded link] the White House for eyes at the Office of Science and Technology and the Department of Homeland Security, that detailed how COVID-19 was a manufactured biological weapon: “This discovery of weaponizing 2019 nCoV with HIV’s attachment mechanism is compounded by the finding of evolutionary biologist Dr. James Lyons-Weiler of the Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge. Dr. Lyons showed the coronavirus’ genetic sequence contains a unique “middle fragment” encoding for a SARS protein inserted to presumably increase respiratory distress using “pShuttle” technology used exclusively in labs, not nature.

 

Accordingly, it is unreasonable to presume 2019 nCoV came from bats, snakes, or nature. Alternatively, we must presume this germ was manufactured as a bioweapon, and released for political gain (i.e., bioterrorism).”

 

In the Congressional Record for Tuesday, July 1st 1969, one will see Defense of Defense Appropriations for 1970, Subcommittee on Department of Defense Appropriations, and on page 129 of Part 5, Research, Development, and Evaluation,  “Synthetic Biological Agents”, one finds that the AIDS-virus envelop gene now attached to COVID-19 was part of the synthetic germ we now call HIV.

 

Calling the release of the COVID-19 virus an “unintended event” and noting this had happened at biowar labs before, Francis Boyle, a biowarfare expert and author of the Biological Weapons Anti-terrorism Act of 1989, is in agreement, as he recently noted that four other recent scientific studies confirm COVID-19 is an engineered bioweapon, with elements added to make it resistant to human immune systems and easier to spread. Boyle documented the work that made the virus more easily spread was conducted at the University of North Carolina, while the HIV component was created in an Australian facility, and he further shows that Chinese scientists from the Wuhan BSL-4 biowarfare lab were present in both the UNC and Australian labs and participated in the research. And according to Boyle, the Chinese scientists returned to Wuhan, each with an essential part that led to the creation of COVID-19.

 

Americans must stay vigilant in the coming months that will be most crucial to our future, as we recall that the economic and geopolitical situation has been in some flux and dire for years, and although the COVID-19 outbreak is a legitimate threat we must approach in a serious fashion, it is also a boon to a select group of global power players, who now have the perfect cover to move forward and attempt to facilitate the economic collapse of the United States, something they have been planning for quite a long time.

 

America is in good position to halt this crisis cold, if Her leaders exhibit some common sense, as opposed to knee-jerk reaction, since we already know a great deal about this virus and how to avoid catching it So, we can safely ignore the fear-mongers and the hysterical media’s hysteria and numerous deceptions. And as we move further along in the various phases of this outbreak, we can all be cautious, but not to the point that it works to the benefit of America’s enemies, as we utilize our greatest wisdom and refuse to be dragged down and made fearful.

 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  ~ Psalms 23:4

 

By Justin O. Smith

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An Intro to ‘The Unsustainable Trajectory of America’s Economy’


Intro By John R. Houk

Original post by Justin O. Smith

Intro © February 19, 2020

 

As a Conservative in 2016 I was a Cruzer (Ted Cruz). After Cruz’s mathematical elimination from winning the GOP nomination, only then did I support Donald Trump.

 

In my mind Trump did not fit my image of a guy that supported Christian causes such as Christian religious freedom, Pro-Life, Pro-Israel, Pro-Originalist Judges and Anti-LGBTQ (who desire the destruction of Christian morals in America. Trump early got on board with Conservative thoughts on illegal immigration and the craziness of importing American-Culture-hating Muslim refugees. That got my attention.

 

I’m a limited government, Balance the Budget, Bring down deficit spending guy too; but the above issues I listed are more important to me. Trump has delivered or at least worked hard in the face of Dem obstruction to deliver on my primary list of concerns (although Trump seems a bit wishy-washy on LGBTQ morality). Lately President is even vocally lining up behind pro-2nd Amendment issues.

 

For Conservatives that economics is a primacy, President Trump’s economic actions pertaining to Budget issues should be a huge waving red flag. Trump’s centrist perspective could produce big problems for America after a Trump second term in Office (YUP, I’m still voting Trump). Justin Smith effectively goes over those budget red flags.

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The Unsustainable Trajectory of America’s Economy

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 2/14/2020 10:38 PM

 

“The suspicions that the system is rigged in favor of the largest banks and their elites, so they play by their own set of rules to the disfavor of the taxpayers who fund their bailout, are true. It really happened. These suspicions are valid.” ~ Neil Barofsky, TARP Inspector General [Wikipedia info]

 

America is witnessing President Trump’s “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system”” moment, similar to former President George Bush on November 16th 2008 and the high-speed implementation employed by former President Obama in 2009, as Trump presented his 2021 Budget and a $4.8 trillion spending plan to the press on February 10th. It is a farce of a “budget”, since it doesn’t even balance until 2035, according to the Wall Street Journal, and it sells America a load of economic crap, that includes the same old out-of-control socialist spending, now adopted by the Republican Party too, minus the taxes, and certain to harm America; given the socialist trends in the ranks of the Millennials, the Democrats are certain to hold the White House during a few of these years and take full advantage of Trump’s lapse in judgement on this issue.

 

On January 18th 2020, the Washington Post reported: “To those who criticized his spending and the growth of the national debt, Trump said: ‘Who the hell cares about the budget? We’re going to have a country.’

 

For most of President Barack Obama’s time in office, Republicans seemed to care very much about the budget, making fears around the national debt and deficit their top talking point. They’ve backed off those concerns under Trump.”

 

President Trump’s proposal will run a near trillion dollar, $996 billion [Blog Editor: I couldn’t locate “$996 billion” figure nonetheless there are a plethora of sources predicting a near or over a Trillion dollar deficit for 2020; e.g.: fxstreet.com, MarketWatch.com, baynews9.com, cbo.gov and more], deficit next year, just as he did in the previous years of his administration, that is close to fifty-percent higher than the $666 billion deficit Trump inherited from President Obama in 2017. Federal spending will accelerate from $4.6 trillion next year to more than $6.5 trillion in 2030, and the proposed cuts to be made by Congress in this year’s budget are not significant enough to offset the recent spending increases Trump has approved since taking office.

 

And all of this with our national debt at over $23 trillion, rapidly on its way to $24 trillion.

 

Has America so soon forgotten the worse economic recession since the 1930s — the 2008 economic collapse and the collapse of fifty percent of the stock market — and the terrible risks banks and businesses took that created it? Not much has changed, because many of the financial markets proceeded, from the first day of the bailout, that followed, to the present, with the same exact risky practices. They know the government, essentially the U.S. taxpayer — the American people, will bail them out again, that is if there’s any money or credit line available for a bailout, which is going to be unlikely.

 

Midway of 2008, the United States’ national debt was approximately $9.4 trillion and right at 65 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Consumer debt stood at $2.7 trillion, while the total credit market debt had peaked at $54 trillion. And mortgage debt was a massive $14.8 trillion, as the Federal Reserve balance sheet remained below $900 billion as it had for years.

 

Most logical minded Americans believed then and now that there is not any such thing as “too big to fail”, and they thought the regular bankruptcy laws could have handled the situation and allowed the crisis to settle itself. People understood that liquidating bad debt and expunging it from the system would reset the economy forcing corporations and consumers to live within their means and act conservatively, using debt wisely for real needs, and most of us saw that as the best road to take for America’s future.

 

AIG, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, Citicorp, Bank of America and several other “too big to fail” banks were bankrupt by September of 2008. They should have been liquidated through existing bankruptcy law, and their assets should have been sold to still reputable banks that had not undertaken fraudulent risks, that hit their investors with devastating consequences.

 

Nobody in 2007 would have ever forecast that the national debt would climb to over $23 trillion during the past twelve years, or that the national debt would be 105 percent of GDP, with consumer debt exceeding $4 trillion. The ruling class “elite” of both parties have had their propaganda machines operating at warp speed to convince Americans that somehow $1 trillion annual deficits are normal and sustainable.

 

Never underestimate the ability of this president, or any president, or any Congress and the Federal Reserve to take outrageous and reckless steps to convince America that the abnormal is really normal. One should always keep in mind the egregious $700 billion TARP bailout and the lies and threats Hank Paulson perpetrated in order to protect his billionaire pals, whenever one gives scrutiny to today’s events.

 

[Blog Editor: Articles examining Hank Paulson:

 

 

 

 

 

President Donald Trump promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years, and although I thought it was an impossible task at the time, I did think Trump might reduce spending quite a bit, along with reducing annual deficits. He was constantly haranguing the Federal Reserve’s moves to keep interest rates at an unsafe level, which created a stock market bubble and contributed to the exorbitant rise in debt; and, one would have thought that after experiencing one Federal Reserve induced market crash after another, the American people would have realized this gross rise in debt since the 1990s had to end.

 

But Trump’s relationship with the Truth is something far less than stellar, and for him, it is something to manipulate at the drop of a dime and to shift in content depending on the President’s immediate need and desired effect. And over the years, he has used this manipulation to bend Fed puppet, Jerome Powell, to do his bidding, after finding the Fed’s 2.25 percent rate increase too much to handle.

 

In July 2019, President Trump stated: “The U.S. economy would grow more quickly if monetary policy were eased. If we had a Fed that would lower interest rates, we would be like a rocket ship. We don’t have a Fed that knows what they’re doing. Our most difficult problem is not our competitors, it is the Federal Reserve. The Fed raised rates too soon, too often, and doesn’t have a clue!”

 

That’s quite contrary to what Candidate Trump was saying on the campaign trail in September 2016, when he stated: “They’re keeping the rates down so that everything else doesn’t go down. We have a very false economy (J. Smith: something I’ve stated for years now). At some point the rates are going to have to change. The only thing that is strong is the artificial stock market. The U.S. economy is in a big, fat, ugly bubble. I will get rid of the nation’s more than $19 trillion national debt over a period of eight years. I’m renegotiating all of our deals, the big trade deals that we’re doing so badly on. (J. Smith: And still are, i.e. USMCA)

 

Will the Real Donald Trump please stand up? It’s almost as though we have a president with multiple personalities, at least two at conflict with one another.

 

Trump’s proposed $4.4 trillion cuts to domestic spending, including $2 trillion in promised savings from entitlement programs, with some $844 billion cuts to Medicaid and $750 billion to Medicare spread over the next decade. With Congress unlikely to cooperate on this and Trump unwilling to spend too much political capital on it, this will probably fall by the wayside. After calling for fairly large domestic spending cuts in 2018, Trump still signed a deal in 2019 that added $320 billion in spending and demolished previous spending caps.

 

And even when Republicans controlled both the House and the Senate, they still agreed to a bipartisan budget that increased domestic discretionary spending in all government departments, especially the Pentagon. They essentially refused to cut the State Department’s and the Environmental Protection Agency’s budgets, so whether they follow through with cutting the EPA by 26 percent in this budget is anyone’s guess.

 

Ironically, on February 4th, when Pres. Trump was practicing his State of the Union Speech for twenty Republican supporters, former Congressional deficit hawk, Mick Mulvaney, head of the Office of Management and Budget, argued there wasn’t any need to mention the growing deficit, because :nobody cares” about it. That’s a one-hundred and eighty degree turnaround since he campaigned to earn his spot over the OMB and a time he made deficit reduction his “central policy concern.” Mulvaney’s change of heart seems to have coincided with the Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

 

And, on February 7th 2020, Vice-President Mike Pence told MSNBC’s audience that deficits can help boost economic growth, which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Republican Party, or at least Trump’s Republican Party, has now seeming embraced socialist and Keynesian economics and notions on spending. This same argument used by Leftists across America used to drive Republicans to some great degree of anger, whenever it was stated by Obama and his staff.

 

[Blog Editor: Economics theory hurts my brain. Simplistically, choice in supply and demand good. Being told what, when, or able to buy – bad. To those of you who like to hurt your brain, here are some Mises Institute economics critical of Keynesian economics (article, audio, pdf-book & video):

 

 

 

  • The Critics of KEYNESIAN ECONOMICS; Edited with an Introduction and new Preface by HENRY HAZLITT; Published by The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. – 439 page pdf on Mises Institute; ©1995 – Originally published 1960 by D. Van Nostrand Company, Inc.

 

 

 

Posted by misesmedia

88.4K subscribers – Jul 30, 2019

 

Recorded at the Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, on 18 July 2019.

 

Mises University is the world’s leading instructional program in the Austrian school of economics. Mises.org/MU19]

 

 

The federal subsidies are still flowing to the Repurchasing Markets at $100 billion a day, as they have since October, so corporations can buy back billions of their own stock, resulting in the artificially high stock market, the highest valuations since 2000. And in the meantime, the military is getting anything and everything it wants, as America continues to act as the World’s Policeman and our entitlement payouts are constant and on an unsustainable trajectory, as President Donald John Trump and all the feckless Congressmen in Washington, D.C. pretend all is well.

 

Despite boasts of the “Greatest Economy Ever”, record corporate profits, stock market the highest ever, lowest unemployment in history and the Federal Reserve balance sheet at $750 billion, approximately $150 billion lower than normal, and interest rates still at emergency levels, somehow the Federal Reserve feels compelled to cut rates and restart Quantitative Easing, although they are not using that terminology. Powell is taking Trump’s orders and acting in a way that is only ever seen during a recession or a financial crisis.

 

Several successive administrations have used every debt based solution for this debt based crisis in their attempt to avoid another 1930s style Depression, but essentially, they have merely ensured that the next collapse is going to be exponentially much worse than it has to be. And the angst and divisions in our society are only compounding the situation through a whispered promise of impending catastrophe that sweeps the existing social order away in a chaotic cataclysm of death and destruction and all-out war.

 

America’s future is being stolen and sold. The future of America’s children is being stolen and sold. America is being sold down the river, pillaged and raped, by the few at the top, the “elite” ruling class, at the expense of the American people, in an egregious manner that harms all society and America during the long journey ahead towards our eventual rise from the ashes of the coming economic chaos.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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© Justin O. Smith

 

America Is Being Destroyed


Justin Smith reminds readers again that today’s America would cause our Founding Fathers to turn in their graves if such activity was ever monitored.

 

Both American Leftists and Conservatives pretending to be rational would tell you an imminent Civil War is the stuff of Conspiracy Theories. I say, “PAY ATTENTION!” I watched a Dem supporter verbally freak out on Fox News over the acquittal by the Senate of Donald Trump. The freaker spoke words like slash President Trump’s throat and his Republican supporters too.

 

Justin’s sentiment (of which I concur) is that the Left has flushed the Founders’ America down the crap hole with Leftist transformation politics.

 

IF YOU THINK these two political stands will not clash in eventual violence, I’m afraid your head is with the ostriches in the sand of delusion.

 

JRH 2/11/20

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America Is Being Destroyed

America and Lives of Controlled Servitude

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 2/8/2020 10:17 PM

 

“The barbarian hopes — and that is the mark of him, that he can have his cake and eat it too. He will consume what civilization has slowly produced after generations of selection and effort, but he will not be at pains to replace such goods, nor indeed has he a comprehension of the virtue that has brought them into being.”  ~ Hilaire Belloc [Quote from The BarbariansWikipedia Bio]

 

Conservative Americans and everything righteous and decent, every Founding Principle including Christianity, has been under attack very nearly from the beginning of the nation, but from the first days of the Marxist ideology being introduced into America after 1848, something much more evil has grown within our country.  America is being destroyed more rapidly than ever today, yes, even under Trump, by Democratic Party communists and Republicans-In-Name-Only [RINOs], as so many on both sides of the political aisle are responsible for buying into the globalists’ worldview, essentially a far left communist worldview, and they use planned conflict, fear, control of education, the dependence built into the welfare system and dominant control in states, corporations and academia to achieve their ends.

 

[Blog Editor – Of interest: Marxism and the Manipulation of Man; By Ludwig Von Mises; Mises Institute; Part of lecture series from 6/23 to 7/3/1952 – extracted from “Marxism Unmasked” published by FEE © 2006 – Reprinted as Lecture 5 this title Mises Institute © 2019]

 

The Left seeks to destroy our nation’s Founding, the Constitution and Christianity in America, because those entities impede and obstruct their goals of total control of every individual and their ability to rewrite history in order to create a logic that aligns only with their twisted, evil ideology. To be blunt, they seek the destruction of America’s traditional culture and even the traditional family. Essentially they want to see all Conservatives dead, so the conservative ideology and the Founding will die along with us.

 

The Conservative Philosophy and the Founding Father’s Judeo-Christian and Western Principles are bitterly assaulted regularly by the Left who condemn them largely due to the moral restraints they place on their desire to follow any lewd immoral practice in society, of their own choosing, regardless of how debasing, dehumanizing, demented, perverted and deviant it might be, as currently witnessed in the LGBTQ movement. Rather than seeking equality under the law, they seek to restrain Christian morality, and, in so doing, our God-given Rights and the Bill of Rights too. They seek the submission of true republicans to the arbitrary decisions of men and to deny all Americans actual free will and freedom of choice, that the power brokers fear and despise, when in the hands of ‘We the People’ and the Great Unwashed Masses, the Deplorables, and so they offer miniscule financial gains to the ignorant masses, who were successfully brainwashed in public education, and call it a  “great transfer of wealth”, in order to keep them disciplined and content, even as they regularly suppress and subvert their Constitutional rights.

 

The traditional core nuclear American family too —  represented by one man married to one woman and raising their children together over their lifetime —  is now misrepresented as something bad, by the Left. Rather than being supported as the most important entity of society for a child that helps a child learn right from wrong through loving parents, the Leftist Democrats and Communists want us to believe that it is a stifling, controlling patriarchy that is designed to prevent one from attaining their full potential to become the weak, simpering, cowed, cowardly, spineless State Serfs and proles, “yes men”, they were meant to be.

 

When the average American protests against gun control legislation, in Virginia in numbers estimated to be between 60,000 to 80,000, and the State’s Democratic Party legislators, tyrants one and all, still pass seven illegitimate, unconstitutional gun control laws, similar to laws passed in Colorado, and under consideration in New Hampshire, New Mexico, Hawaii and other states, that have already been upheld in Appeals Courts in Connecticut and Indiana, he understands that oligarchs are attempting to rule over him.

 

And the point is driven further home, upon discovering that some major banks, such as CitiCorp and Bank of America are refusing loans to firearm manufactures for semi-automatic weapons and if they sell their goods to adults under the age of twenty-one.

 

More and more, we even hear so-called “leaders” from the city commissioner level, in towns like Fargo, ND, to mayors like Ted Wheeler in Portland, Oregon, right on up to Governors, like Howard Dean (former Vermont Governor) and on to the U.S. Congress suggesting and even presenting despicable, reprehensible European Union style “hate speech” ‘law’ as we find in France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Whether these illiberal petty tyrants acknowledge the fact or not, so long as speech isn’t threatening or harassing, “hate speech” — which is subjective and dependent on who is listening or on the receiving end — is just as protected under the First Amendment as any other speech, and anyone is free to condemn Islam, Muslims, Jews, blacks, whites, Hispanics, illegal aliens, Americans, Democrats and communists or Republicans and conservatives.

 

[Blog Editor: If you are a Biblically minded Christian, you moral stand expressed in speech WILL be labelled Hate Speech in Europe. That mentality is being brainwashed into Americans via multiple forms of media and the Education system. If YOU as a Christian don’t stand now, YOU WILL be incarcerated for Christian morality and faith.

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Americans despised NAFTA during all the years since the Clinton presidency and they recently rejected the Trans-Pacific Partnership, only to see President Trump sign something much worse through the illegitimate, unconstitutional United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, that damages and erodes U.S. sovereignty and individual liberty.

 

As J.W. Bryan, a 93 year old former U.S. Marine, notes in his ‘Open Letter to President Donald J. Trump’ on February 8th 2020: “I am very favorable to what you have accomplished and are trying to accomplish. However, I fear that you are being deceived by the very members of the (Council on Foreign Relations) within your administration.” Mr. Bryan understands that the goal of the CFR has always been the convergence of capitalism and communism and the creation of a one world government, a new world order, and the USMCA fits perfectly into that plan, a plan that was driven and facilitated by our “trade representative” Robert Lighthizer, who is a longtime member of the globalist CFR and an advocate of Obama’s badly flawed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

 

[Blog Editor: I understand Justin Smith’s difficulties with USMCA; however tossing in traditional bad guy globalists of the CFR, it becomes more difficult for me to pinpoint Justin’s mind on just where the CFR is on the nefarious scale. That scale is long and wide ranging from the Antisemitic ridiculous to the very credible Marxist-like One World Government. I used Duck-Duck-Go to search a phrase in this essay. Click this phrase to see what I mean: “Council on Foreign Relations: convergence of capitalism and communism and the creation of a one world government”]

 

Both of the aforementioned leave most of America understanding that there isn’t any real freedom or free market in America any longer. And they are right. Americans now live lives of controlled servitude under a fascist oligarchy that operates through the cooperation of governments, both federal and state, and our nation’s corporations, which has made our political and economic situation and environment much more dire today, than if left to the more pure capitalist system that existed prior to 1913.

 

In his morning soliloquy, my fine friend, Jeremy Deeter, reminded me of a point I used to often address in past years. Nearly every American family man in the 1950s could work his 40 hour a week job and still pay for a house, groceries and clothes, for himself and the wife and children, an automobile and still have a bit left over to take in a night out at a movie or dinner with his family. Then the Harvard boys stepped in and looked at the numbers, especially after seeing that women were well capable of working during the war effort of WWII, and the finance manipulations, in place since the Federal Reserve Act and the Income Tax Act (16th Amendment) of 1913,  began in earnest and at lightning speed, raising prices and manipulating the currency to put more money in the landlord’s, corporations’ and bankers’ pockets. And now, just to survive and pay rent, we see both parents must work, and very often, one or more of the children.

 

The 1950s was one of the last decades before the social situation in America started sliding downhill. The Left is especially hard on this era, since things were good, and it represents the high point in the life of the American family. Aside from the wages of one man being sufficient to support a family and raise children:

 

*Postwar prosperity led to nearly universal employment.

 

*Less than three percent of children were born to single mothers [Stats I located varied yet similar. For example: Page search “1950” on NCBI page – 4% and fas.org “1950” under topic “Number of Nonmarital Births” – 5.6%] .

 

*Violent crime was less than half of today’s crime rate.

 

*The salary gap between a high school and college graduate was three times less than it is today.

 

*Ninety percent of Americans attended church, compared to only forty percent today [Graph].

 

Largely due to the actions and machinations of the Federal Reserve Bank, the same bank that enriched J.P. Morgan, the Roosevelt Family, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds through the 1929 Stock Market Crash, a monopoly of power has grown in the hands of the few. They wield power over the rest of society, like a club using threat of violence, i.e. the National Guard in Virginia and other means of coercion — using millions of dollars from Michael Bloomberg and George Soros; and, they also offer a plum of economic largesse in the auto industry while inserting anti-American, anti-sovereignty treaties into the fine print of the USMCA, in their ultimate desire for total control of all the nation’s resources and all the individuals themselves, who will be left little choice but to comply to their demands, or fight for resources, their private property and their absolute right to live free and in Liberty.

 

The Far Left Democratic Party Communists are making continuous gains through thousands of lies propagated, facilitated and advanced through John Dewey’s public education system that paved the way for the indoctrination of generations of Americans into the Marxist philosophy. Dewey himself was an admirer of the Bolshevik experiment and an admirer of Leon Trotsky, although he disagreed with him on some points; but suffice it to say that Dewey subscribed to the same mob rule that always comes from pure democracy, a mob rule that now manifests itself in today’s ANTIFA, Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter movements and the nihilism they direct at America’s Founding.

 

The Left offers the fictions of their multiculturalist global narratives designed by society’s power players, that promote and seek more Big Government and power for the already powerful and less freedom and liberty for the rest of us, through numerous lies focused on climate change and the Cap and Trade taxes and redistribution of wealth, fiat debt, open borders, free migration, central economic planning, socialized medical care — contained in the USMCA too, in some form or fashion — in plans designed to subjugate us all in the lowest common denominator in poverty and policies that absolutely and completely destroy national sovereignty. Just listen to Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren long enough and you will hear of a utopia for all, paid for by the government, that costs upwards of forty to fifty-seven trillion dollars and destroys real wealth, destroying America in the process.

 

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Also, based on a plethora of faulty white papers coming out of the Campus propaganda mills, such as reports presented to the World Economic Forum, in 2002 and 2015 by Professor Richard Tol of the University of Sussex, the Democrats and RINOs of America expect fly-over rural and suburban America to reduce our standard of living, embrace radical, costly and potentially deadly changes in the energy generation industry, food consumption, modes of travel and the economy; they also demand we hand ourselves and our futures to the controls of multilateral and global institutions, which is supposedly part of the solution required to save us from ourselves. And in the meantime, Al Gore jets around the globe doing his “Chicken Little” bit on global warming, as he leaves his 10,070 square feet Bell Meade Mansion in Tennessee for weeks at a time with all its lights burning bright and burning up an average of 220,000 kilowatt hours a year.

 

These dangerous people do not have one bit of standing to tell You or me or anyone how we should or must be living our lives. They are the morons who we must sift out of government as one sifts chaff from the wheat, so that we may minimize their collective deranged, irrational ideas impact on our culture and our society, however, if they insist and continue to force the issue and their contention that all Americans must live according to their dictates, at the expense of our own freedom and liberty, violent conflict will be inevitable.

 

Americans and their progenies are facing the most dangerous times to be an American, since 1861 and the spawning of incremental tyranny, that I have witnessed in my sixty-three years on earth, as a trend continues and grows today towards tyranny across all fronts of U.S. government, and the tyrants are closer than ever to gaining the total control they seek and a top-down hierarchy of control by the few. The situation has arisen through careful planning, and it is gaining momentum due to an apathetic, complacent, indoctrinated, ignorant and blind general population, and if we who have clear vision wish to stop the advancing new world order and the end of liberty in America, each and every Free Born American who loves God, Family, Country and Liberty must be prepared to take up arms against a ruling class that has gone too far and exceeded all bounds of accepted power, in order that all Americans may once again control their own destiny.

 

God ultimately controls my destiny, but I intend to control my own destiny here on earth as much as humanly possible, through my own free will, so long as breath remains in my body.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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BLOG EDITOR: I’ve apparently been placed in restricted Facebook Jail! The restriction was relegated after criticizing Democrats for supporting abortion in one post and criticizing Virginia Dems for gun-grabbing legislation and levying protester restrictions. Rather than capitulate to Facebook censorship by abandoning the platform, I choose to post and share until the Leftist censors ban me completely. Conservatives are a huge portion of Facebook. If more or all Conservatives are banned, it will affect the Facebook advertising revenue paradigm. SO FIGHT CENSORSHIP BY SHARE – SHARE – SHARE!!! Facebook notified me in pop-up on 1/20/20: “You’re temporarily restricted from joining and posting to groups that you do not manage until April 18 at 7:04 PM.”

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Edited by John R. Houk

Text enclosed by brackets and source links are by the Editor.

 

© Justin O. Smith