Musings on the Week
Musings on the Week
January 25, 2014
Socialism – “From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.” Karl Marx.
Politics – The majority of Americans are negative on Obama: handling of the economy (39-56), handling of healthcare (36-59), foreign policy (39-47), and handling of Iran (39-47)
Politics – President Obama plays the race card far too often, so now very few people even listen, because his overuse of this tactic borders on paranoid delusion.
Politics – The Obama administration has use federal agencies for political advantage (IRS targeting, FBI cover-ups, EPA regulations) so why should we trust Obama to oversee the NSA?
Politics – The plan for annihilating the Tea Party movement calls for aggressive class warfare, demagoguery, and lying about the beliefs, motives, and goals of Tea Party supporters.
Politics – This week’s distractions from the stagnant economy and ObamaCare: more income inequality demagoguery and the Chris Christie Bridge-gate faux scandal.
Politics – Hillary Clinton is a master of political cover-ups, starting with BimboGate and Whitewater in Arkansas, then TravelGate and HillaryCare in the WH and now Benghazi.
Communism – “The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property.” Karl Marx.
Regulation – Executive Order 13563 was intended to reduce “redundant, inconsistent, and overlapping” regulations, but it had the opposite effect adding $10.2 billion in costs.
Finance – The baffling Bitcoin boom is an exercise in self-delusion (a high tech Ponzi scheme) that will crash down, and its collapse is a catastrophe waiting to happen.
Jobs – The American economy is enduring the worst performance since the Great Depression, far worse than other Presidents on job creation and duration of unemployment.
Inflation – Few realize that the way inflation has been calculated has changed through the years, and when it is calculated like it was in 1990, consumer inflation is calculated as 4.5%.
Welfare – A record 20% of American households were on food stamps in 2013 as the cost of the SNAP program was at an all-time high at $79.6 billion in 2013.
Slavery – African Americans have exchanged involuntary servitude (slave owner dependency) for voluntary servitude (government dependency) for the price of welfare.
Housing – The social theory behind new Housing and Urban Development proposal to racially integrate suburbs was discredited by the federal agency’s own research.
Environment – There is little political will in developing countries, like China and India, to make any sacrifices to avert a distant threat that might turn out to be nonexistent.
Education – Massive increases in spending and bureaucracy (which accompanied federal involvement and intervention) have had zero impact on educational achievement.
Abortion – Contraception is the conscious avoidance of creation of a new life, while abortion is the termination of a new life, and realization of an unintended consequence.
Abortion – Abortion includes a legal double standard when sexual union is a joint decision, but females unilaterally decide the child’s fate, and males must support their birth decision.
Civil Rights – The leading cause of death of black Americans is abortion, with black women three times as likely to abort their children as are white women.
Peace – “The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism.” Karl Marx.
Defense – The U.S forgot the Weinberger War Doctrine: identify vital interests, public support, fight as last resort, fight to win, define completion criteria, and commit forces necessary.
Intelligence – NSA collected phone metadata can be very useful tracking communications before an attack, but have not been responsible for preventing any terrorist attacks.
Iran – The nuclear accord eased economic sanctions and unlocked $7 billion in frozen Iranian assets, but the six-month interim agreement shows that it is already doomed to fail.