1) The Virginia Protests: A Good Start 2) Localism 3) Generational Robbery

Yesterday’s Virginia pro-Second Amendment rally shocked the elites to their core. Propagandized by the mainstream media, they expected out-of-control white supremacists but found a peaceful group of all races and orientations. More importantly, the local government nullification movement is growing like wildfire, with local authorities openly vowing they would not enforce gun laws passed in Richmond that they consider unconstitutional.

This is what I call a good start.

It’s going to take some time to grow and build up: peaceful, but firm. Much like the tide coming in.

I am very glad that the pro-gun protestors weren’t suckered into violence. That is a very good sign. Keep that up, and I am rather confident that God will grant them the victory.

But no victory is permanent. Watchfulness, as well as wisdom, strength, patience, and commitment, will be needed to build the better, freer, more prosperous future we should – and must – work for.

Secession Is the Answer to Building a Free Society, says Gary D. Barnett. Not exactly: self-governance, grounded in the Law and Power of God, is the root of all that is good.

But once the idea of governing and ruling yourself has been planted, some from of secession — which is really just a variant of liberty — becomes a useful tool to regain freedom. For believers and (the wiser) unbelievers alike.

The State makes a poor god. Stop propping it up.

Localism

I like the localist implications of the victory the Virginia protestors are earning.

Does that mean that sometimes, people will make the ‘wrong’ choice, like the Swiss with their local hostility to immigrants?

Perhaps they will.

But here’s the thing: in a lawful and free planetary culture, the Swiss cantons are to govern themselves, as they see fit. If they don’t want immigrants, then no loudmouthed blogger in cyberspace – or the French president – has the lawful authority to overrule them.

It is their land. What they say, goes.

Now, I happen to disagree. Fair enough: if I am so committed about it, then I need to get preaching and pounding the podium about it.

  • I speak up for my side of the argument.
  • My opponents explain their side of the argument.
  • And the SWISS PEOPLE DECIDE.

If they decide incorrectly, then they will pay the price, out of their own pocket.

If they decide correctly, then they will reap the reward, poured into their own pocket.

But it is for the Swiss people to decide.

Not me. Not you.

And not Our Loving Masters.

The Robbery of the Young White European

It is often said that Europe has need of demographic renewal, so low is its birth rate. This argument seems to me to be entirely false, or alternatively intended to disguise something very discreditable. The rate of youth unemployment in European countries with a total population of more than 150,000,000 people is 20 to 25 percent, which means that there is a very considerable reserve army of labor. It should surely be easier for a young Spaniard, Greek, or Frenchman to integrate into German society than for someone from the Middle East or Africa. But of course the young Europeans, especially those without qualifications, are not desperate for work because, thanks to state allocations, they can get by without, and would hardly be better off if they did move to where there is work.

On Whose Authority by Theodore Dalrymple

Mr. Dalrymple makes an excellent point here. There is a massive reserve of young white people in Europe who would love to get steady jobs.

But they are not going to get them, due to the socialism (labour rigidity) of Europe.

The Old White People have decided to lock out the Young White People from the future.

“And if the white children who escaped being aborted die poor and childless, then let them die. But my generation will enjoy the fine life and comforts of a Protected Class, right to the grave!”

This is rampantly unjust and oppressive. But the social system is on total lockdown; the priests and pastors of the area adore and strongly support the socialist framework; and even those few young men able and willing to fight merely want to get themselves into the Protected Classes, instead of smashing the cage.

The Old and the Young love the system. And are quite likely to die with it.

"Will home-schooled Christian students be the science leaders of tomorrow?"

Well, that’s the plan.

Made MUCH easier by the fact that today;s elite doesn’t believe in “the Christian superstition of Objective Reality”

n the United States, homeschoolers rose from (National Center for Educational Statistics) 1.7 percent of the student population in 1999 to 3.3 percent in 2016, with over 100,000 believed to be using classical Christian programs.

It will be interesting indeed if the legacy of the thought traditions that provided a basis for science in the western world ended up being carried on mainly by devout Christians. While the official science world continues to mires and beclown itself in a war on objectivity.

Will home-schooled Christian students be the science leaders of tomorrow?, from Uncommon Descent

… But Dump The Greek Filth!

But they really should dump this infatuation over the intensely pagan, state-worshiping, slavery-endorsing, war-loving, deeply perverted, and VERY hostile-to-women “Classical Education.”

Again, with feeling:

Intellectual Schizophrenia: The Classical Christian Curriculum
Like a dog to its vomit, fundamentalists return to classical Greece…

Why Classical Education Is Statist Education
The Classical Christian curriculum is an oxymoron: the fusion of liberty and statism…

Classical Christian Education Is Like Marxist Christian Education, But a Lot More Subtle.
Classical education is opposed to Christian education

The Classical Christian Curriculum: Marriage to a Corpse
You may ask why I am so hostile to the classical Christian curriculum. Because I learned about it from Van Til and Rushdoony…

Classical Christian Education: The Real Deal
First, begin with classical culture…

Nine Corrupt Pillars of Classical Greece
The idea of a classical Christian curriculum is a sales ploy to deceive Christians who do not know the basics of classical Greek history…

The Academic Case Against Latin
Think of classical education as oil and Christianity as water. Would you toss your child into a lake covered with oil, and then set the oil on fire?

What Protestant Evangelical Home School Parents Want: A Roman Catholic/Greek Curriculum
Reasons why I am in no hurry to move from my 8th grade home school curriculum (never published) to grades 9-12..

Teaching Classical History to Christian High School Students
Most Christian school teachers are unaware of the true nature of classical Greece….

On Corrupting Your Child With a Classical Education — and Losing $200,000 (After Taxes) to Do This.
The best thing I can say about classical education is that it’s just about dead.

Homer and Humbug: An Academic Discussion
Dr. Leacock read Greek and Latin. He had no illusions about this ability….

The Trivium: Pagan vs. Christian
Dorothy Sayers’ 1947 essay has gaping holes in it…

History: European — Political Theory
Textbook accounts of the history of Western political theory generally begin with an unstated presupposition: man is saved by politics. This is an application of theology: man is saved by law. This view is wrong….

How Science Lost Its Mind

Quoting from How Science Lost Its Mind, by Granville Sewell

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Writing for The American Spectator, Jay Homnick has observed:

It is not enough to say that design is a more likely scenario to explain a world full of well-designed things. Once you allow the intellect to consider that an elaborate organism with trillions of microscopic interactive components can be an accident… you have essentially “lost your mind.”

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(Hat Tip: Uncommon Descent)

The Evil Rich, Kangaroo Courts, and Fake Crimes

It is difficult to defend the wealthy, when they are loathed by the masses.

However: as Christians, we are to give true, impartial justice to all. Yes, even to the rihcman who we may not like.

Which is why I agree with William L. Anderson and his article The Federal “Crimes” of the College Admission Scandal Aren’t Real Crimes

(A moment of silence for Arthur Anderson, a productive business which was destroyed as a useful public scapegoat in a similar process.)

If the law is twisted to oppress the wrong sort of rich people, then you can be sure that it will be twisted to oppress the wrong sort of religious people, too.

The entire matter should not be a federal matter at all: just a civil court issue.


My key takeaway from this miscarriage of justice comes at the end of the article, though:

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The notion that throwing Loughlin and Giannulli in prison for the rest of their lives will somehow overthrow the alleged oligarchy that is ruining our lives is a stretch, to put it mildly. But that seems to be the sentiment among many Americans. Like so many others who are ignorant of the vast array of weapons that federal prosecutors can wield against them, many of the parents who are fighting the charges have no idea what they are up against.

As Jackson and I noted, federal criminal law does not have to meet the mens rea standard which for centuries has been the bedrock of American-Anglo criminal law. We write:

many federal laws impose criminal sanctions for so-called public welfare offenses. These laws often do not require a “guilty mind,” or mens rea, which historically has been an essential element in common law crimes. Indeed, public welfare “crimes,” such as violations of environmental regulations or insider trading laws, need not involve even unintentional harm to third parties. The overreaching of federal criminal law is especially troubling because institutional and procedural features of the federal system invite prosecutorial abuses, make convictions easier to obtain than in state systems, impose harsh mandatory sentences even for nonviolent acts, and result in disparate treatment of similarly situated defendants.

The second disadvantage is that the American news media, which claims to be a “watchdog” protecting our rights, is rooting for the feds. When Martha Stewart was convicted, federal prosecutors already had broken the law by illegally leaking grand jury testimony to the press, a felony punishable by five years in prison. One of the jurors lied in order to get on the jury, and it was clear that his sole purpose was to vote guilty.

In other words, the government cheated and denied Stewart the fundamental right to a fair trial, but all that most journalists could do was to be cheerleaders for federal prosecutors and to comment upon Stewart’s wardrobe whenever she made a court appearance. Although what Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly did was wrong by any social and moral standards, they hardly deserve to be thrown in cages for the rest of their lives. I realize that mine is an unpopular opinion these days, just as my questioning the criminal charges against Ken Lay and Jeffrey Skilling brought out the long knives. That being said, I don’t apologize for my pleas to see sanity return to how the authorities carry out the law.

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Tyrannies need to be broken up.

There must be only ONE LAW, for all.

As God commands justice, we must uphold justice – for all – according to God’s standard, as written by Moses and modified by Jesus, God Himself.

This is true, even if some shady rich people benefit.

(Or pagans… or Muslims… or Darwinians… or foreigners… or whoever.)

Profitable Christian Service, in the age of Jim Crow II

As we know, the Right Sort is moving to establish an implicitly anti-Christian caste system, a Jim Crow environment where Christians will be barred from the professions for possessing Incorrect Thoughts.

There are a number of ways around this: one of them is by going into HVAC, or plumbing, electrical work, or some forms of repair work. Business as far as the eye can see, recession or no: and in some places, you can be earning the salary of a doctor.

The drive to purge believing Christians from the professions is mainly a form of class warfare by the Marxist-driven academics, as they are unable to set up gulags, re-education camps, and concentration camps at the moment.

“It’s not about ability, or skill, or performance.
It’s about Compliance to Official Ideology!”

I don’t think they can get to their desired end-point: there is a reaction brewing, they are increasingly unable to pose as a “weak sympathetic minority”, and a bankrupt government is unable to bribe enough people to keep compliance. (See: The Soviet Union.)

Still, they are able to cause trouble for a while, so Christians who are not so interested in Social Standing — but just want to get financially secure; finance a good, large family; and expand the Kingdom of God — may want to seek alternatives.

Also see:

How to Identify a Business Startup

Look around you. See what needs to be done. Give a hand… for a price. Read the article – and check out the site! – for details on how to do this

A Growing Army of Chinese Scientists and Engineers Is on the March. Are You in Its Path?

If you are doing local work, you are out of its way. A good place to be!

How to Help a Teenager Start Up a Business

And not just teenagers! The link above is free, “for you and yours”

All this is far, FAR better than waiting (…and waiting… and waiting…) for Christian organizations and pastors to fight for their people. “Don’t hold your breath.”

Or hoping that a Universal Basic Income is going to help you.. an income tied to Ideological Compliance, of course!


Earlier post, detailing the problem:

The Great Pagan Caste System

The Progressive Jim Crow

Off-topic: WHY Audit the FED

First, a Distraction: The Smaller Dragon

Bernanke says that Congress can have access to an audit at any time. Sure it can — an audit vetted and sanitized by the FED, where no one knows which banks got what bailout money. This is an audit in the way a CIA audit is an audit. The main differences are these: (1) the CIA legally operates only outside the borders of the United States; (2) the CIA can assassinate any uncooperative Congressman who insists on a full audit. The FED does not have the second power, but it is not limited by the first restriction.

Why Bernanke Panicked on National TV: The Threat of an Audit by Gary North

It ain’t wise, for a lone congressman to demand an audit of the CIA. “Accidents happen.”

Even a group of five-ten congressmen, strongly unified on this one point, are still at a very high risk of losing their seats, their freedom, their lives… or all at once.

There is no scandal that can reign in the CIA Black Budget. At the end of the day, the Public Just Doesn’t Care. Remember: not even the Snowden scandal was enough to put the breaks on the CIA/NSA/etc!

The power Congress has over the government is the control over the purse strings… and that’s exactly what Congress does NOT have over the CIA. And — for obvious reasons — not a single congressman is willing to lead the charge on this issue.

Now, The Bigger Dragon

What has Bernanke panicked is this: the Federal Reserve has bailed out the biggest banks and has let almost 100 little ones die. This is crony capitalism at its most notorious.

The threat is that Congress will discover what should be obvious: the biggest banks last October almost went bankrupt. Bernanke and Paulson admitted this to Congressional leaders. This is how they got the leaders to authorize the Treasury bailout. This is why the FED swapped marketable Treasury debt for unmarketable toxic debt at face value with the biggest banks.

Which banks? The FED refuses to say.

This is the heart of the matter. This is what has Bernanke in a panic. If Congress compels a full audit — a real audit, not a FED-controlled audit — individual members of Congress will discover that the American financial system is a house of cards. A few of them will release the results of the audit to the public. This will include Website publishers, who will go over the audit, line by line. The mainstream media will face being scooped by newsletter writers, so they will try to publish first.

The public will find out which banks are not safe. This is what has Bernanke in panic mode.

Why Bernanke Panicked on National TV: The Threat of an Audit by Gary North

This is the core of the bigger dragon: Control over the money, and subsidies to the Big Banks.

The CIA and the rest of the Deep State aren’t interested in creating a proper tyranny, where everyone lives in fear of the government. Such things are expensive, unstable, and brittle: Our Leaders are a good deal smarter (and yes, even wiser) than the old Collectivists, either Black or Red.

Also, the general population doesn’t really care if a few dozen very inquisitive, very brave, and very stubborn people suffer fatal accidents/suicides every year. After all, the Soviet Union did not go down because of the gulags, or the KGB executions.

What brought the Soviet Union down was the inability of the State to pay for its promises. And a full, external audit of the FED would put that ability at risk for the United States government.

This thought of depositors finding out which banks are at risk is what the Federal Reserve was created in 1913 to prevent. The banking cartel must prevent bank runs from spreading. If the public had explicit information on what the FED did and why, the public would be in a position to pull their money out of illiquid, economically insolvent large banks.

Bernanke feigns a fear of Congress setting policy. What he is afraid of is depositors setting policy. He does not want depositors to see which banks are at risk.

The bankers live in fear of their depositors. Depositors can bust a bank in a matter of days. All they need to do is write a check or send a bank wire transfer from their present bank to a different bank. If too many depositors pull money out of Bank A to send to Banks B, C, or D, Bank A goes under. The FDIC has to have a Friday afternoon emergency session where it absorbs the bad assets of Bank A and opens bidding for the good assets.

The big banks love this when they are not the targets of the bank run. They can buy up millions of dollars of good assets, while palming off the bad assets to the FDIC. If the FDIC can’t cover the losses, then Congress picks up the tab. A sweet deal for the surviving banks!

But what if the surviving banks are being held together with accounting gimmicks. […]

Why Bernanke Panicked on National TV: The Threat of an Audit by Gary North

If you reveal the rotten timber now, there will be pain, suffering, and a major loss of legitimacy for the Right Sort, now.

If you reveal the rotten timber later, there will be more pain, more suffering, and a greater loss of legitimacy for the Right Sort, later.

The Right Sort will, always and everywhere, choose to kick the can down the road.

“Someone else, later, can deal with the mess.”

Justice and Mercy

It gets down to faith, in the end. Must ALL debts – however delayed – be eventually be paid in full? Or not?

Darwinians explicitly believe that there is no such thing as a moral law: all debts need not be paid.

“We really CAN borrow, and NEVER repay!”

Everyone who is not a materialist atheist — from the Hindi to the Buddhists, from Stoic Pagans to Calvinist Christians — say that the moral law exists… and that it carries a well-used iron pipe.

“If you borrow, YOU WILL REPAY:
willingly or not, in this generation or later down the line.”

The profession of economics – not physics, not astronomy, not biology – was the first Western profession to go full atheist. “The profits gained by ditching the Law was Just. So. Good!!

With the rapid aging of the West, the rapid intellectual rot of the sciences, and the massive – and still swiftly increasing – debt load of the welfare states, it is becoming quite obvious that the debt collector has arrived.

No knock on the door, yet. But we are already under His shadow, and the bill is going to be ugly.

And unpayable.

Which means that penalties will be extracted.


If you get off with just being stripped of your financial wealth, count yourself greatly blessed.

At least you still have your people, your health, your hope, your liberty, and a way to rebuild!

And if you actually come out with a good chunk of your financial wealth intact too, you should be praising Jesus every day, for the rest of your life!