Our nation is divided. The Democrats in Congress rage against our president, Donald Trump. For years, they have dreamed up one silly excuse after another trying to impeach him. Instead of being embarrassed, they just continue trying to drum up charges. How do they get away with it? We are beset and besieged by enemies who have gifted us with Trojan horses.
Because our schools have become socialists institutions, parents have less and less control over the education of their children. Instead of responding to parents, our schools respond to myriad special interests. Instead of receiving anything might approach a classical education that includes their parents religious beliefs, the children in the public schools learn that everyone has their own truth. As Everett Piper says, “our culture seems to have lost its mind, lost its soul and lost its way” (See American education and intellectually bankrupt schools (washingtontimes.com)).
The Crony Capitalist Mass Media
The news media has always been partisan. What is different about today? Instead of local newspapers, we now have massive media organizations that owned by even more massive corporations. Because the government dominates our economy, these corporations have a huge economic incentive to ally themselves with government leaders. That makes the news organizations they own highly useful propagandists.
Consider that in Fiscal Year 2019 total government spending was estimated to be 7.68 trillion dollars (from here (usgovernmentspending.com)). How does that compare to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) or the whole economic output of our country?
Viewed from a GDP perspective, total government spending was steady at about 33 percent GDP in the mid 2000s and then jumped, in the Great Recession, to 41 percent GDP. But in the subsequent economic recovery total government spending has steadily declined as a percent of GDP down to about 354 percent GDP in 2015. Estimated spending for 2019 was 36.1 percent GDP. (from here (usgovernmentspending.com))
The mass media exists to sell us things, to promote services to us, and to propagandize us. The mass media is composed of salespeople who are more concerned with connotation than denotation. They speak and write to produce an effect, a sale, not to convey the truth and understanding. They work for themselves and their masters, not us. That’s why repeating what they say is so often the same thing as repeating a lie. Nevertheless, because so many Americans don’t understand the consequences of a government-run school system and a crony capitalist owned news media, they repeat lots of lies.
Too Many Immigrants
Occasionally, even The York Times slips up and tells the truth. Here is such a gem How Voters Turned Virginia From Deep Red to Solid Blue (nytimes.com). Think about this. Then ask yourself a question. Why would we do this to ourselves? Where is the advantage?
“Guns, that is the most pressing issue for me,” said Vijay Katkuri, 38, a software engineer from southern India, explaining why he voted for a Democratic challenger in Tuesday’s elections. He was shopping for chicken at the Indian Spice Food Market. “There are lots of other issues, but you can only fix them if you are alive.”
Mr. Katkuri’s vote — the first of his life — helped flip a longtime Republican State Senate district and deliver the Virginia statehouse to the Democratic Party for the first time in a generation. It was a stunning political realignment for a southern state, and prompted days of prognosticating about President Trump’s own standing with suburban voters nationally in 2020. But while political leaders come and go, the deeper, more lasting force at work is demographics.
Once the heart of the confederacy, Virginia is now the land of Indian grocery stores, Korean churches and Diwali festivals. The state population has boomed — up by 38 percent since 1990, with the biggest growth in densely settled suburban areas like South Riding. One in 10 people eligible to vote in the state were born outside the United States, up from one in 28 in 1990. It is also significantly less white. In 1990, the census tracts that make up Mr. Katkuri’s Senate district were home to about 35,000 people — 91 percent of them white. Today, its population of 225,000 is just 64 percent white. (from here (nytimes.com))
Is it a great accomplishment to make our area significantly less white? Well, it seems that The New York Times is obsessed with race. You don’t like open borders? You must be a racist xenophobe. Yet consider what Victor Davis Hanson observes in this column, Victor Davis Hanson: Socialism guarantees failure and suffering – So why do so many Americans support it? (foxnews.com).
Massive immigration is changing the demography of the United States. The number of foreign-born U.S. residents and their children has been estimated at almost 60 million, or about 1 in 5 U.S. residents. Some 27 percent of California residents were born outside of America.
Many of these immigrants flee from poor areas of Latin America, Mexico, Africa and Asia that were wrecked by statism and socialism. Often, they arrive in the U.S. unaware of economic and political alternatives to state socialism.
When they reach the U.S. — often without marketable skills and unable to speak English — many assume that America will simply offer a far better version of the statism from which they fled. Consequently, many take for granted that government will provide them an array of social services, and they become supportive of progressive socialism. (from here (foxnews.com))
Are our schools and the crony capitalist news media even trying to teach new immigrants about the economic and political alternatives to state socialism? If new immigrants are being assimilated, does what they are being taught have any to do with the founding of this nation? What do you think?
Consider the gun control issue, supposedly a big deal. The primary reason people worry about it is that the crony capitalist news media propagandizes us. Consider this hysteria, There’s a gun for every American. But less than a third own guns (cnn.com). The CNN clowns even try to make a racial issue out of gun ownership, but they were disappointed to find the racial disparities were not large. What they don’t mention is that biggest massacres are government-run operations. After they made their victims give up the weapons, during the last century Fascist and Communist governments herded tens of millions into concentration camps and murdered them.
Where is the evidence that the vast majority of private gun owners in the United State have murderous ambitions of Fascists and Communists? When gun free zones are notorious for being killing zones, where is the evidence that gun control does more good than harm? Don’t abortion, illegal immigration, traffic jams, failing public schools, the opioid epidemic, and many other issues pose far greater problems than gun control. Doesn’t gun control need to be handled primarily as a mental health issue? Is not mental health a far bigger problem than gun control? Nevertheless, many considered gun control the big issue in our last election. Why? How can someone be pro-choice about killing babies and still eager to take away other people’s guns? Is this sort of emotional “logic” (see King Solomon Blog, “What have you got to lose?” (rudymartinka.com)) the product of a bad education and a lying mass media?
Are you a Conservative? Do you want to help regain control of Virginia? Half of the battle is just showing up. Here is what we must do to show up.
- Participate in politics. The Republican and Democrat parties have units in every county and city. Join your preferred party and help get Conservatives on the ballot. For example, I belong to the Prince William County Republican Committee.
- Vote and get out the vote. In every election, they are always lots of voters who did not vote. Turn out wins elections so we must motivate the apathetic, including that guy in the mirror.
- Do your homework. Learn how our government is supposed to work. We have a Christian heritage. The people who founded our nation created a federation of constitutional republics. They deliberately chose to divide government power among thousands of elected officials. Why such an unwieldy and complex structure? Do you know the answer? You should because that is what is being destroyed. So they can help us protect our rights, we need to help others learn what they should have been taught in school.
- Contribute financially. It costs money to run for office. Even a good candidate cannot win without some money. As it is, the crony capitalists — who spend money to win elections — are winning.