Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Collapse of our Industrial/manufacturing base, and cyber security
By Jim Mullen
We are trapped in a time of our nation's history when misfortunes, mismanagement, corruption, and leftwing ideology come together in a powerful concurrence of circumstances that leave our once dynamic nation at risk for disaster.

Americans are a people dependent upon a meddling, incompetent government with its foot on the necks of its citizens. As incredible as it seems, our representatives allowed dictators and corrupt regimes around the world to control nearly everything we need for survival. Moreover, this administration is weak and incapacitated on the world stage, making us dependent upon the very people who wish to annihilate us.

Dozens of pressing problems challenge America today. Unquestionably, however, the two most urgent problems facing us are the loss of our Industrial complex/manufacturing base, and a crucial lack of cyber security.

Power grids, water supplies, and other utilities are the lifelines sustaining our nation, and experts have warned for decades of onrushing disasters. Computer hacking or other sabotage could leave our entire nation a rudderless, powerless ship drifting defenselessly in a violent and hostile world.  
In an age when computers run our military, infrastructure, governmental agencies, financial networks, and nearly everything upon which Americans depend for comfort and survival, we stand defenseless. Countries attack, probe, and steal information with brazen impunity knowing Obama has no stomach for confrontation or retaliation with other countries.

There was a time when America rightfully boasted the greatest and most envied industrial complex and manufacturing base in the history of mankind. However, that was before politicians decided to over regulate, overtax, and enact never-ending destructive legislation motivating business and manufacturing to surrender and move to foreign countries offering more welcoming laws.
Further, national politicians signed unwise trade agreements with countries which placed the United States in a subservient position on trade. Mega-international corporation lobbyists became the driving force for trade policy, and national security steadily suffered. Fair trade became a victim of an ill-conceived national scheme and withered in the heat of backroom deals between money brokers and politicians. The false narrative of free trade left our nation impotent in a world offering depressed wages, fewer benefits, insignificant regulations, and lower taxes.  Obviously, good-paying jobs with benefits vanished as we became less competitive.

International trade is an absolute necessity to a healthy U. S. economy. Unfortunately, big-time money speaks louder and more forcefully than common sense and fair economic practice. Democrats and Republicans joined at the wallet with special interests, tragically left our national security rusting away in hundreds of silent, inactive, and useless factories from coast to coast.
History reminds us when one door closes because of trade, others open when an economy is freewheeling and operating as intended in a free enterprise, capitalistic system. However, we have a Marxist President who believes business and business decisions must be filtered through an all-powerful government. This stifling of the once powerful engine of industry, leaves us even more vulnerable.

Jobs created in Obama’s collectivist economy are low wage, service oriented positions gobbled up by illegal and legal aliens. Economic growth is consistently slower than at any time in the last several decades, and a crushing national debt threatens all future growth when interest rates return to sustainable numbers.

If war visits our shores the glaring, unmistakable truth will expose a nation suffering from neglect and decline, caused largely by political chicanery and malfeasance at the highest levels of government.

Circumstances will uncover a corrupt and incompetent educational system, and an Ill-educated populace indoctrinated into an ideology of dependence on the government. Unfortunately, most of the country’s engineers come from other countries, and we rest in a state of denial and lethargy, at the mercy of the world’s despots. Worse yet, our political leaders have us tightly bound by contrived measures to our mortal enemies China and Russia. Yes, they’ve placed our manufacturing, jobs, national security, economy, and a massive national debt in the hands of foreign dictators.

Once upon a time, this nation stood tall flexing a mighty industrial complex, manufacturing base, and skilled labor force. Coincidentally, it all remained largely unfettered by government. Undoubtedly, the next war will find a nation rife with the greatest fast-food workers in the world.

Our industrial complex is as valuable as the Army, Navy, Marines, ships, aircraft, missiles, and bombs. Our national Political leaders destroyed our once awe-inspiring manufacturing and industrial complex and at the same time Obama reduced our military. We remain at risk until these greedy, shortsighted men get their hands out of big-money pockets and introduce policies bringing back to our shores the manufacturing once so coveted by the world.

In 1921, we initiated the Washington Disarmament Conference in which we cosigned with several countries, two treaties. The first was to reduce the size of the US Navy fleet; along with the British, French, Japanese, and Italian fleets. The other was a treaty to guarantee China’s integrity. Japan was one of the signees!

In 1929, we naively signed a treaty that was supposed to abolish war to resolve International disputes. Forty seven nations signed the treaty, including Germany and Japan.
We scrapped more than 60% of our Navy, and the army was reduced to a total force of 136,000 men. That was less than the army of Romania at that time!  While the United States and most of the world disarmed, the Axis powers audaciously prepared for war. If the world did not learn a powerful, painful lesson from the causes of WWII, then we are doomed to repeat another agonizing war.

Then, Neville Chamberlain, who said peace at any cost even if it meant surrendering, helped throw Europe into full-out war. Today Barack Obama says peace at any cost, even if it means surrendering or arming with nuclear weapons a country sworn to our annihilation. While he makes the world unsafe for all people, he drastically reduces our military, appeases our enemies, and weakens the economy.  We are in similar circumstances as was the world and our nation in the 1930s.

The difference being, Roosevelt and Congress did not disassemble our industrial might and send our manufacturing jobs to our enemies. In fact, they fired up our manufacturing to assist Europe and Asia to such a peak, that when we entered the war, much of our country’s economy was quickly changed to support a full war effort for us and our allies.

While the federal government, media, Hollywood, and the lunatic-left keep the country’s attention on fabricated crises and political correctness, the country sinks under the weight of its own negligence and inattention. America’s greatest tragedy 9-11, could have easily been prevented by simply placing locks on cockpit doors, enforcing our Visa laws, and not allowing foreigners access to flight training of commercial aircraft. Repeated warnings of the dire consequences of these laxities went unheeded and disaster ensued.

A weak nation is a vulnerable nation, and we have never been more vulnerable. Government is reactive and overactive but seldom proactive. Barack Obama, his leftwing comrades, and Congress have us teetering on a precipice of disaster. From where will the next Lincolnesque commander-in-chief or never-give-up, Churchillian pitbull come? Let us hope we don’t have another war to find out!

Jim Mullen

Collapse of our industrial complex, cyber security,

Monday, June 2, 2014

Dollars and sense, common sense, and no sense-at-all, liberals

How liberals can make everything in the world hunky-dory
By Jim Mullen
For purposes of expediency this writer will use an all-inclusive word, liberal, for communists, Marxists, socialists, liberals, and progressives. They differ only in variations of the methods they use to carry out their tyranny. They universally believe in all-powerful centralized government and limited or no rights for people.
Few middle-of-the-road liberals are professional liars, but they lie to promote a feel-good ideology they actually conjure up in some obscure part of a maldeveloped, warped mind. Others simply have been indoctrinated and sequestered in a system that teaches theoretical gibberish that inhibits their ability to reason.  They are victims of what this writer describes as human inertia and like Newton’s Law of Inertia in physics; objects tend to "keep on doing what they're doing." In fact, it is the natural tendency of objects and lazy liberals to resist changes in their state of motion. This begets “group-think” and the herd mentality.
Using twisted logic only a liberal could justify, they frequently get caught in ridiculous scenarios of defending the indefensible. Devoid of any facts, they contort and squeeze words until they are meaningless, in a wrongheaded attempt to prove some of their outlandish theories. Conservatives have a problem with liberals who staunchly believe they need no proof of anything they proclaim. There are no other arguments, you see, because proof was already settled by other liberals.
Nearly every young person has the liberal mindset, but outgrows the disability as they mature. Some of the greatest conservatives of our time caught some gale force of maturity in their sails that changed their state of human inertia (liberalism). Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley, and Charles Krauthammer, lead a long list of conservatives who grew to reject the liberal orthodoxy in which they floundered.
We could greatly expedite the return of freedom to our county if every new piece of legislation, presidential decree, and bureaucratic regulation was preceded by the repeal of five present laws. More importantly, however, is that politicians, bureaucrats, and especially liberals be held to the same standards they demand of everyone else. Requiring all big-government advocates to obey every law, regulation, politically-correct lunacy, and liberal ideology, would strike a massive blow against tyranny.
People would respect more of what liberals want in the world if they first put their lives on the line and plunge headlong into that shallow pool of foolishness.  Poetic justice dictates they reap what they so richly deserve. As a trial run, the first thousand pages of every liberal law they find necessary to foist upon the sweaty masses, should apply to only liberals for the first year.  If they are still convinced of its viability after a year, maybe others would join them in flushing commonsense and liberty down the government sewer.
Hypothetically speaking, liberals could perfect their skills by considering the following:
Let everyone know. Wear “I’m unarmed” shirts, place signs in your yard, stickers on your car, and pass out cards. Then register your feelings in the public record at the court house, and of course in the media akin to your demands of gun owners. It’s obvious to any thinking, sane human these courses of action will quickly contribute to an increase in overall crime and murder rate. Consequently, liberals are a menace to public health and their own, as well. They must, therefore, be heavily taxed for this threat to society. The increase costs for law enforcement, courts, and the prison systems would force officials to take this into account when calculating fees and taxes. Obviously, taxes would skyrocket.
It’s also evident that liberals would notice a dramatic decrease in their numbers for a simple reason; they would be targeted by criminals, and millions would promptly be annihilated or would abandon their folly and find some modicum of gray matter in that unusually small part of their immense brains typically reserved for common sense. Perhaps all Americans can finally come to the conclusion that self-defense is a natural, as well as, a constitutional right.
Along this line, everyone must use the police department for protection; even politicians and movie stars. Individual, armed private security should never be available to anyone unless it’s provided for everyone.
Favor legitimizing 20 to 30 million illegal aliens and their extended families?
 Support a law mandating that every liberal desirous of alien legalization must adopt a family of illegals; be responsible for their healthcare, education, food, housing, and all other expenses. Additionally, liberals presently argue that we cannot break up the extended family, so they would be accountable for bringing all members of the illegal aliens’ family to America and providing for them.  
Think public schools are where children receive the best education?
Prove it by demanding that Congress pass legislation requiring all American children attend public schools from prekindergarten through graduate school.
One of Obama’s first acts was to shutter the incredibly successful voucher school program in Washington, D.C., which caused havoc in the black and Hispanic population.  The President’s children, however, do not attend the violent, nation-leading failing schools of D.C., where barely ten percent learn to read adequately.
Teachers’ unions will be ecstatic and soon liberals will have their long-sought-after Social Justice. Everyone will then be equally misinformed, ill-informed, and indoctrinated into a state of blissful, ignorant, oblivion. Similar to a new day dawning, only in reverse.

Think public healthcare is the “final solution” for all Americans?
Obama and the New Democratic Party disrupted and destroyed the best healthcare system in the world to insure 2% of 330 million people at a cost of our freedom to choose doctors, hospitals, coverage, and inserting government between Americans and their healthcare providers.
Soon, costs will crush the American economy, and rationing will cause massive casualties and death.
Liberals and their families should lead the way by insisting every American use the same healthcare providers as Medicare, Medicaid, and Obamacare patients must. No exceptions.
This is what the Obama administration wants for commoners, but not the elites. When liberals start dying like they are under the VA healthcare system, ask yourself, are liberals and their families more important that Veterans?
Believe we need to redistribute all income and wealth in this country and in the world?
Be first in line. Voluntarily shrink your income to just above the poverty line, and give the rest of your wealth, property, and income to the government. The IRS gladly accepts your donations.
Next, read and understand the United Nation’s Agenda 21 and do your part by adhering to its dictates.
Do your liberal best to convince Americans about the benefits of being active participants in the United Nations and relinquishing our sovereignty to 192 other (the majorities are dictatorships) nations. Continue your work to disarm American citizens and unilaterally disarm the United States.
Believe in man-made global warming and that the U.S. is a major contributor? Take Public transportation everywhere you journey, if possible. If not, procure a solar-powered or electric automobile. By all means, fight your best fight to scuttle all power plants using carbon-based fuels. Nuclear, likewise, is out of the question for eco-Nazis. Sooo, brace yourself for Obama’s promise to necessarily cause electric costs to skyrocket. When you plug your car in, you’ll be mesmerized by that spinning wheel on the electric meter.
Dismantle your dwelling and build one with 400 sq feet of living space for a family of four, and be sure to use only recyclable materials. If your family size varies, use this simple equation (i.e. before Common Core math) 100 sq ft per each family member. That’s plenty of living space for nearly everyone in third-world countries, and since you strive to change America into a third-world country, it’s certainly enough room for you.

Think we’re too tough on criminals?
Load up the Prius or hop aboard your choice of public transportation, and visit your favorite penal institution. The uber-liberal American Bar Association will be delighted to provide you with the proper paperwork to adopt a felon or two. You can then procure them jobs, let them live with you in your world until they can stand on their own. You could possibly talk them into protecting your home or sitting with the children while you work.
Likewise, if you think the U.S. Justice Department under the radical racist and Marxist, Eric Holder, is legally justified in suing businesses for using criminal background checks when hiring their employees, then you should urge all the companies with whom you do business to hire ex-convicts.
Are you one who cries yourself to sleep at night about the overcrowding of jails and prisons? Then, by all means, round up your liberal friends and launch a program with your penal system of choice whereby you can all share in the simple joys of providing a warm bed, great food, and exceptional healthcare for a needy convict. Visualize the taxpayer money you could save, and how that warm-and-fuzzy feeling would enrich the lives of you and your family. The entire liberal community will positively radiate euphoric vibrations.
Speaking of healthcare, you’ll be the talk of the town and one of the highest regarded and beloved philanthropists in town when they notice the positive results of those hormone treatments and sex change operations that changed good-old Bernie into Bernice. I’m sure all of your neighbors will want to join in your rapture. Commit this to memory; it takes a village!
Think taxes are too low?
Again, don’t forget, the IRS will gladly accept your check for any amount. I would think you would want to offer more than what you envision is fair for others to pay. Make this a learning opportunity and exhibit your leadership skills; organize your lib friends. They’ll love writing that check.
Believe in affirmative action?
Take it to the limit. Hire only people who fit your description of those who need help. Qualifications are unimportant. Submit your name to universities, colleges, and trade school and financially adopt every minority wishing to attend these institutions. Bear in mind, qualifications are unimportant. Work directly with your local police, fire departments to hire certain quotas (numbers) of minorities to help protect you and your family. Again, qualifications are inconsequential.
Don’t forget medical schools, law schools, and the like. Quotas are more important than having a skilled brain surgeon perform your operation. Also, we know lawyers and Judges are at the bottom of importance, so what does talent and skill mean anyway?
Trade schools are no exception. After all, what prerequisite must plumbers, electricians or mechanics possess? If they just happen to burn your house down or leave you stranded in your car, think forgiveness. After all, you are tolerant, understanding, and caring. Ideology is of the essence, and the need for aptitude is highly exaggerated.   
By doing all the above, liberals will, as the Little Rascals said, take care of “important business” and thereby, save the world from mean, racist, homophobic, sexist, and Islamophobic, white-guy conservatives. Now that you’ve surfeited your overwhelming desire for acceptance, it’s time to put on your favorite anti-gun shirt, climb up on that soapbox at the public square, put your arms firmly around yourself, squeeze tightly in a loving embrace, and repeat the moron’s mantra, “I’m just so wonderful, yes! I’m such a high-quality person, yes I am! Would everyone please look at me? I’m a perfect liberal because I care so deeply! Plus, I walk the walk.”
One caution, however. Perhaps you should take along a law-abiding, armed conservative (put away your penchant for affirmative action in this scenario, only a conservative will measure up to the job) just for the off-chance that a deranged gun-toter spots your shirt and thinks he or she (no sexism here – but wait, should it read he/she/it?) has a covey of defenseless doves gathered for his or her convenience. As a liberal, you will soon learn that your entire species would be extinct if not for the protection of conservatives’ guns, guts, and common sense.
There are dozens of other great ideas on how liberals can “make a difference.” Ask any conservative for additional information. Can’t find a conservative? You’ll find the lion’s share of them far-flung from large metropolitan areas. They are especially plentiful in American’s heartland. The best of luck to ya!
Meanwhile, back to freedom-loving Americans:
Common sense comprises an incredibly minute segment of the typical gigantic liberal brain. Conversely, the dominant part is ego. One other distinguishing trait is that liberal’s gray matter all floats around in a brine of political correctness. Charlton Heston famously said, “Political correctness is tyranny with manners.” Unfortunately, nearly all the vocal, active liberals of today are ill-mannered, nasty, hate-filled, venom-spewing, and dreadfully unhappy people. All pretexts of manners are lacking in today’s liberals.
Are these and the rest of their coven just escapees from the idiot farm or cold, calculating, demonic, anti-Americans hell-bent on destroying American culture and our constitutional Republic? They screech “social justice” but show profound ignorance about issues of real justice. Their receptors just aren’t tuned to that wavelength. Let’s give them a lesson in real justice and diversity; make them live by their own perverted creed.
Jim Mullen
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Common Core Standards; federal government tyranny

By Jim Mullen
Despite its lack of constitutional authority, the federal government relentlessly treads on the educational system with one giant bureaucratic boot after another.
The very essence of every federal program is to encourage dependency, dissuade initiative, stifle competition, and raise prices. Additionally, they appoint panels, boards, and ruling commissions to regulate liberty into submission. Innovation and flexibility fall victim to one giant bureaucracy after another and they insert themselves into every cranny and crevice of American life. Justifying their existence requires formulating more rules, regulations, paperwork, and demanding more money. Politicians calculate and design everything to establish a self-perpetuating monster that drives enterprising thought and action into a progressive hell-on-earth.
Just as every other federal interference, takeover, or “comprehensive” legislation has failed, Washington-style education reforms have, likewise, failed miserably.
Acronyms by the thousands and volumes of complicated legalese or “government-speak” permeate the U.S. Department of Education.  In what can only be described as deliberate obfuscation the department works feverously to make prying eyes bleed and inquiring minds turn to pulp at any attempt to decipher their leftwing, progressive gibberish.
Over the last several decades, progressives’ call for education reform centered around their desire to federalize the system and disembowel state and local constitutional authority. The driving force behind the leftists’ effort has involved throwing federal tax dollars at states and local school districts. This largesse accompanied disinformation and coded ideological claptrap formulated to open the arms of educators, politicians, and bureaucrats to embrace and accept any condition or program for “free” money.
Every new federal “program” including “No Child Left Behind” resulted in the same outcome; lower test scores, more dependency, billions of dollars wasted, and another generation trapped in an ever-expanding cycle of poverty, ignorance, and indoctrination.
The latest, and perhaps the most bizarre and diabolical of all federal takeovers of education has a most unassuming and non-threatening title of “Common Core State Standards Initiative” (CCSSI). Once implemented, the federal government will control assessment tools, textbooks, and computer programming used in education.  A national data collection system called State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) will work in tandem with Common Core to determine a child’s educational opportunities.
All school-choice programs will quickly turn into federally approved programs, and the educational system will, in all practicality, be federalized. In other words, centralized in Washington, DC where great schemes hatch and monumental malfeasance and breathtaking failures grow like weeds in rich bureaucratic meadows.
Once touted as “international bench-marked,” Common Core standards focus on changing the social and political values of American children. They are rooted in standards shaped by United Nation treaties and beliefs of the UN universal Declaration of Human Rights. Few goals address academics; math standards actually lower expectations.
The national data collection system (SLDS) will follow a child from Kindergarten to adulthood. IQ scores, test scores, disciplinary, and medical records are just a few of the data with which students’ educational and job opportunities will be afforded. Over 400 data points collected by schools and teachers will include personal, financial, and family information.
Thanks to the weakening by the Obama administration of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) these data can be shared. Hundreds of data points on every student will be given or sold to outside corporations, researchers, and government. This is a tracking and informational system of Orwellian proportions never imagined even by Soviet Bloc nations.
As  explains, “The attitude is that all of this data on our children belongs to the government, and if we, their benighted parents scream and beg, maybe they will protect it or say they are going to do so. The questions never get asked, “Why are you collecting so much data on our children without consent?” and “By what authority do you do so?”
When these systems are in place, every student in every educational setting must meet federal standards. Textbooks are being written that meet the goals of CCSS. The government is funding organizations that create testing tools to assess student’s progress in accepting the social and political ideologies being taught in the classroom. The expected implementation date of CCSS is within the next two to three years.
Stealthily, and without public or legislative notice, this initiative, usurping state and local control of school curriculum passed in 46 states and began in 2009. The Common Core Standards Initiative sets curriculum in every participating state at the same level. States, by adopting this “common core,” are relinquishing their constitutionally guaranteed right to control education.

This clandestine project bypassed the state and federal legislative processes and went unnoticed and unreported to Congress and state legislators. State boards of education bureaucracies approved most of the measures. Not surprisingly, promises of billions of dollars from the federal government and from liberal, private foundations, seduced the boards. Amazingly, they signed on to the Standards before they were even written.
The National Governor’s Association and the Chief Council of State School Officers signed-off on CCSS and gave the appearance that they were state-led, but make no mistake; the federal government leads and drives Common Core.

The Obama administration poured billions of dollars into the bribes for states from “Stimulus” money, “No Child Left Behind” wavers (the unfunded mandate from the Bush-era), more Title I funding, and Race to the Top inducements.
States and local boards are depending on a windfall of federal tax money in exchange for their capitulation. Once fully implemented, that pledge for support will collapse like all political and bureaucratic promises that end as unfunded mandates. Funding and cost information on this boondoggle are being kept under the same rug where Obamacare, and every other federal government failures were swept.
Most states are now rife with grass-roots organizations fighting this most vile federal invasion that violates three federal education laws: the General Provisions Act, the Department of Education Organization Act, and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. As we have learned, obeying the law is unimportant to government; control is everything.
Loss of dignity comes largely from an educational system that indoctrinates, not educates, and is responsible for the lack of free spirit and determination, and low expectations sweeping our nation. From age 4 through graduate schools, the system teaches dependency and that government is there to take care of everyone’s needs. Gaining common sense and wisdom from an education became lost in the fog of liberal ideology.
When one understands the federal government’s penchant for, and indeed, their record of, heavy-handed control and underperforming results, one can see this Common Core thrust is but the initial salvo for complete and total domination of education at every level. Government never raises the bar for performance or results; rather it lowers everything and everyone to the lowest common denominator. In this case, it’s the lowest “Common Core” standards to which our youth will be subjected, and by which they will be judged.
Just one absurd example of the lowest common denominator is that literary works like the classics draw dust; replaced by informational texts. Two recommended spellbinding reads are “The Evolution of the Grocery Bag,” and “Health Care Costs in McAllen, Texas.”
Disinformation and subterfuge are the means by which government expands oppression. States around this nation are in a life-struggle to bare the truth about this federal government’s oppressive invasion.  In weeks to come Americans must join local, state, and national groups engaging in opposition to this outrage. Be prepared for the progressives to launch their usual barrage using Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” to lie, ridicule, and intimidate.
One must, likewise, remember that progressives use the current deplorable state of our educational system as justification for nationalization. What they will not say, however, is that the progressive movement is responsible for nearly every disastrous problem found in the US educational system. Every crisis to a liberal is an opportunity for a never-ending cycle of more government power, which exacerbates one disaster by creating another.
Tyranny lurks in the shadows of government like deadly predators lying in wait for their prey. The weak, unprepared, untrained, and the lazy, are the first to fall. Allowing the federal government at the throats of our young people is to disallow children the opportunity to know the unique American experience of liberty in a freewill republic. Our youth must learn that there is more to the American dream than living a comfortable, monotone existence with a lifetime of dependency upon government.
Jim Mullen