Ignore the Future

A look at priorities

Any halfway decent chess player will tell you that it is the long sighted player who is does well.  The good players will normally think at least 8 moves ahead.

Currently, I play games of Free Space on my computer and I have been playing it for years.  Again, I have found, if you want to win consistently, you need to plan far ahead.  If don’t you will frequently lose.  Indeed, the moves that appear the most obvious will frequently lead you to a dead end.  Those moves that seem the least redeeming open up into wins.

The same can be said about many things.  Certainly, none of us really wants to put our shoulder to grindstone and study in school.  Yet, consistently, those who study the most frequently get the best paying jobs.

Yet, it surprises me as I look out into society today and see all those who have spent their lives studying and accumulating knowledge making very short sighted decisions.

They put a super priority on global warming when there are far more important things.  I assure you, if China takes control of this world, going green will be the least of anyone’s concerns.  Yet businesses make nice with China, knowing that, in the long run, it will end in disaster.

Think!

Why is it that China sells steel and aluminum at a loss?  Why do they go into backward countries and set up infrastructure systems and provide low interest and no interest loans?

The answer is simple.  They want world domination.  And today, guess what?  They have American, so-called geniuses helping them, willingly, even gladly.  Some of them even are taking part in the takeover.  Some of the American multi-billionaires help in financing the takeover.

That’s stupid.  In a real communist society, there are no millionaires, let alone billionaires.  In theory no one gets any more; no one gets any less regardless of what they do or don’t do.

It would seem, very few geniuses these days want to look past the next few days.  So, like the beginner chess player, we don’t ever look past the next move.  Like the novice politician, we never look past the next month, let alone the next year.  The businessman never looks past his profits.  Tomorrow is everything and we ignore the future.

The Lord is My Shepherd

The opening words of Psalm 23 can be some of the most comforting words ever written. To be sure, to know that the Lord is watching over us like a shepherd is to know that we are in his absolute care.

To be sure the question comes to mind who are his sheep? We know who the Shepherd is but who belongs to His flock?

From what I understand, David was the writer of the psalm. He certainly was one of God’s sheep. The Bible makes that very clear. On the other hand, he had sons that were not likely part of the flock. One son raped a daughter. The other killed another son and one of his sons tried to kill David and take his kingdom. (Those are only the ones I can remember offhand) I’m not going to go out on a limb and say that any one of them was not part of the flock, but it would seem so.

The fact is, many who think they are part of the flock aren’t. If Jesus is not your Shepherd, the above words are do not apply to you. Indeed, they should bring you fear. You see you have a choice. You can choose to be part of His flock. On the other hand you can chose not to in his flock. Therefore, the entirety of the 23rd psalm does not pertain to you. It’s not that you will die but that you have no life in you now. Until you receive the Lord Jesus into your heart and accept him as your savior, His life (spiritual) is not in you. Being as God is the source of all life, if you do not have God, you are without life (spiritually).

If you die (physically) without Jesus as your savior, it is final. Not only will you be without life, you also will be without hope.

If you cannot truly say that the Lord is your Shepherd, maybe you need to seek the Lord, while you are able.

As an aside: Communism and Christianity cannot coexist. Hence, communists fight to disprove the existence of God, this while they try to claim some similarities with Christianity.

This Time, There’s a Difference

There have been disagreements before. There have been battles between dems and republicans since the end of the Civil War. However there is a difference this time.

Always before, there was one agreement between them. This time, the dems are anxiously trying to do away with The Constitution. This time, they want to so away with The Bill of Rights. You see they have a reason. They know that communism and The Constitution cannot coexist. At best, their hope is to make our form of government an element history.

Then again, I suspect they don’t even want that. Their hope is to also destroy history.

Then again, communism is just a distraction. Their real goal is to form a world wide dictatorship. Until there is but one dictator, there will be “wars and rumors of wars.” No one dictator will settle for a part of the world. They will want it all.

Ratcheting Down

There is a tool that will be found in almost every mechanic’s tool box called a ratchet.  It is an especially useful tool in that it can save a lot of time.  It can be set to tighten or loosen nuts and bolts in such a way that the operator can twist it both ways and it only goes one way.  Hence, it can tighten or loosen things without continually being repositioned.

Of course, I likely don’t need to tell you this.  Most people are already well aware of it.  The point is that when it is set for tightening, they cannot be used for loosening and vice-versa.

The thing is that socialism is like a ratchet that is set for tightening.  It is only used for tightening control over a populace, not for loosening.

If history teaches us one thing it teaches us that communism is very reluctant to loosen its hold on a people.  It was not until the Soviet Union went bankrupt that it folded.  And, by the way, the same maniacal outfit is still in control of Russia, only under another name.  Fortunately, they were forced to let go of all their satellite countries.

China, to this day is ruled by people who call themselves communists, though they are actually selfish tyrants who rule with an iron fist.  If it were true communism, everyone would have equal food, shelter and clothing.  In China, as they say, some are more equal than others.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I don’t see anything on the distant horizon for anything improving.  It only gets worse year after year and they are trying to force their form of government on all.  If they can, they will force their ways on the US.  They are doing what they can right now.  Their goal is one world government.

If they succeed, it will be like the ratchet.  It will be one way.  No one, no earthly power will ever change it.  The communist ratchet only works one way. Once it ratchets down, it never ratchets back up.

The 4 Phases of Socialism

It all starts with division. As with any battle, it is easier to win when the opposition is divided. However, it works even better when the opposition fights amongst itself.

So, when the socialists want to take over, their first step is to divide those their oposition. In many cases it is field labor against the land owners, the poor against the rich and of course the Blacks against the whites. (Actually, any two races work just as well.)

In the case of the US, they had their choice of how to divide and they decided to use all them. They didn’t have to raise the complaints; they were already there.

On the other hand, they did have one thing they needed to overcome, a middle class. It is difficult to cause anger in a middle class so they started doing what they could to destroy it. Since WWII, the middle class is smaller than ever. This is primarily the result of democrat and their leadership.

At any rate, they now have just about everyone against someone, even when they have no reason.

The second phase is chaos. People now think they have a reason(s) to riot. Even if they don’t someone will gladly provide them with a bundle of money to show up at the so called demonstrations.

Before too long, if the riots are not controlled, it will result in chaos.

When there is enough chaos, then it is time for the third phase. A new authoritative leadership will bring the riots under control with a firm hand. It brings safety and stability, but at the cost of freedom. The socialists, what I call the controllers, now have control. This the forth phase.

The forth phase is the purge. (no relationship to the movie) During the purge, the controllers go about removing all opposition, even to the point of killing. In Germany, it rusulted in 10 million people dying. In the Soviet Union, it resulted in the loss of 20 million lives. I am not going to try to guess at how many died at the hands of Mao. I don’t know if anyone has any idea.

In each case, even with Hitler, it was done in the name of socialism. (NAZI is a form of socialism, thought the socialist will vehemently deny it.) In each case, there was no real socialism, though that is what they called it. It was out and out rule by one central authority. And, of course, there were very few who were part of that authority. They lived like royalty. The rest, not so much. The idea of widespread wealth simply did not exist.

If you doubt any of what I have written, look it up. Please read it for yourself. It is in the history books. The thing is, you might want to read it before they take it out of our written history. Doing that, of course, is part of the purge. If the pattern holds true, that will not be long from now. Even now they are in the midst of destroying statues and monuments.

It is likely the one reason they hate President Trump so much. He stands in their way. He is keeping them from gaining their control. If he manages to win this next election, it just might put the controllers decades back on the schedule. That just might be a good reason to vote for him. It is also a good reason to vote for republican senators and representatives. It might also be a good time to remove some of the dummy democrat governors and state attorney generals. If we don’t, the pattern will hold true and this republic and The Constitution will fade into obscurity.

The Dark

One day, I was walking through our offices at work and someone turned the lights out. A woman, joking, said, “Don’t do that. I’m afraid of the dark.”

I quipped back, “No need to fear the dark. It won’t hurt you. It’s all those terrible monsters that lurk in the dark that should concern you.”

Indignantly, she called back, “Same thing.”

Maybe she had a point. Nonetheless, in the days before electricity man had to spend a lot of time in the dark. Before fire, of course, it was even worse. Can you imagine spending roughly half of each day in the dark? It sort of makes a person appreciate a full moon.

It is no wonder that the Bible uses the dark many times in metaphors. In Psalms 119:105, it says, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” KJV The psalmist is saying that God’s Word allows us to see things that the dark hides from us.

The world would like to keep us in the dark. God would like to bring light to us, which allows us to make our decisions in, so to speak, a better light. God wants us to be aware of the monsters that lurk in the dark. Moreover, he wants to guide our footsteps so that we don’t stumble. Then, of course, when we do stumble, he picks us up and puts us back on our feet.

Whenever I read the verse, I wonder just why a person would reject the light of the living God and prefer to stumble through the darkness. It boggles my mind. Yet, guess what, I do it daily. Every time I sin it is because I ignore the light and prefer the darkness. I don’t understand that.

However, the scriptures speak of another Light. In the first chapter of John, the Bible calls the Light the “Word.” If you take the time to read the fist two chapters of John, you will see that he is speaking of Jesus, both as the Word and as the Light. To be sure, He is both. He allows us to see things that the dark (Satan, the evil one) would like to hide from us.

Since my early 20’s, I have learned to totally enjoy the first three chapters of John. First, I learned to like the first chapter. Later, I learned that all three of the first chapters are very important to know Jesus, Who He is, and what He did for us. I have read the whole Bible at least 8 times but I have read these chapters more times than I can count. Yet, it seems that each time I learn a little more.

You see, one of the really important things the Bible does for us is to give us light. Without it, we would all be in the dark. We all know what that means, but not nearly as well as those who had to rely on fire for their light. Next time you want to understand dark, go in a room and pull all the curtains. Then, turn out the lights. You see, dark is what happens when there is no light. Evil is what happens without the Word of God.

In the past 5 or 6 decades, people have been trying to remove God from our society. So. It is basic logic. Remove the Light and only the dark remains. And, one thing I have learned over the years from experience, evil loves the dark.

Communism hates the light. Communists hate Jesus… and the Bible.

Schools and Money

About twenty or so years ago, I had the occasion to be driving through the countryside of Pennsylvanian with a friend. We noticed a huge dome somewhat off the the road and we decided to check it out.

It is the first time either of us was exposed to the Milton Hershey School. They have an extensive exhibit there under the dome. It was founded by the man that started Hershey candies. For those unfamiliar with it, it would do you well to look it up on the web, thought a personal visit would be better.

Every year, hundreds, if not thousands of kids attend the school and they don’t pay one penny in tuition. To the contrary. The school provides food, clothing, and even toys for the students. They have some of the best, most driven teachers and the students frequently go on to good colleges and make very good grades.

As a side note, one thing I did pick up off the web is that the students are 30% Black. That more than doubles their makeup of the US population of 13%.

It is ironic, you can’t buy a better K-12 education anywhere in the world for any price and this kids go there for free.

Things might have changed since I saw the exhibit. However at the time, a child had to have three requirements to get in. They had to be missing at least one parent. They could not have any history of being a troublemaker. Finally, they had have a recommendation, such as clergy or other similar person. I’m sure, if push came to shove there was likely some leeway on the recommendation.

Well, there is one other limit. They could only accept so many students a year.

Now, why should I bring up this subject right now. Well, I heard that Bloomberg just sent 100 million dollars to Florida to help defeat President Trump. Now I word it that way on purpose. I doubt that he is really for Biden. He just does not want to see the president re-elected.

I have my suspicions why. I don’t really want to go into that here. I do want to suggest that he could find many better ways for him to spend his money. If President Trump wins the election, he just dumped 100 million down a big bottomless pit. It will do him no good, or anyone else for that matter.

Well, it will make some advertisers happy.

If Bidden wins, he will learn a little about experience. He will learn what it is like to put the controllers in office. Then, all his billions will do him little or no good. When the communists take over, the rich are their first targets. They will take his money and throw him in prison. They will do it for the good of the state.

Now on the other hand, he just might put some disadvantaged children, especially black children into good private schools. It would cost him about 8,000 per student and he would actually accomplish something with the money. He could put over 1000 kids completely through school which would lift them from poverty.

If he could could talk nine of his billionaire friends to each pony up one-hundred million, that would be 10 thousand kids. Not only would they get a far better education, but all the other kids would get a slightly better education. The money in the public schools wouldn’t need to be divided up as much.

But, alas, let us remember his goal. It is not the good of the kids but rather to destroy President Trump. It is certain that history will never compare him and Hershey on the same page, or for that matter, in the same chapter.

By the way. Bloomberg lives in New York. What is he doing in Florida politics. I know they do it all the time. It doesn’t make it right. I hate it when people come into Mississippi with their money and try to get me to vote the way they want me to vote. None of their business how we vote.

There is legal and there is right. The two are not necessarily the same.

Energy (Oil)

For a nation to be strong, it all starts with oil, coal and natural gas. We need steel, we need aluminum and we need food, but it all starts with energy. We need the energy to make steel. We need energy by the megawatt to make aluminum. We need energy to extract it all from the earth and we need energy to make the raw products, which we turn into cars, tractors, trucks and a list far too long for me to mention.

You remove the energy from us and our country will go back into the stone ages so fast it would make your head spin.

By the way, we need the oil in three ways for farming. We need it for the fertilizer, for the pesticides and for the operation of farm equipment. If the tractors remain silent, we won’t eat. Those of us who are able, might grow a little in our backyards but not nearly enough. Besides, the plants need water. Actually, so do we. Without fuel, the water pumps won’t work. We might haul it up from the lakes and rivers, but we would have to do that by real horse power the type that eats hay.

But that’s not the half of it. There will be no way to remove the trash and garbage, especially from heavily populated urban areas. Disease would run rampant in weeks, if not sooner.

and, guess what. The dummycrats want us to wean ourselves off oil in a couple of decades. They want us to rid ourselves of it all. It is dumb. Guess what? Our farms not only feed our people here in the US but we feed people all over the world. If the democrats have their way, the folks in other countries will starve too. They will wonder why the largest producers of food in the world aren’t sending them any food. We will have to tell them. Sorry. The dummycrats don’t want us to produce carbon dioxide.

Maybe those dummycrats would like to explain to the children of our nation why we have no more potatoes. Those Black lives who matter. They will die without food.

But they don’t care. They don’t care about any lives, least of all Black lives. Their whole purpose is control. They want to win those elections and they will tell us anything to that goal. The truth is, Obama killed thousands by withdrawing the troops from Iraq early. Ask him if he lost one night of sleep over it. The governor of New York directly caused the death of 11,000 people as a result of the virus. Ask him if he cares.

I don’t know. I lack the research ability, but I would guess at least 1100 of those people who died in those nursing homes were Black, African-Americans. It bothers me more than I can tell and I had nothing to do with it. Had I known and were able, I would have done all I could to prevent it. I don’t think it bothers him one little bit. I sense not one little bit of remorse.

By the way, the government of New York will not let people use fracking to produce oil inside New York. You can easily tell where their interest lie.

As I said, it all starts with energy. Without it, the US becomes another third world country. It is exactly what the dummycrats want. Then they can rule and they can fly around in their planes and drive around in their limos while the rest of us make do.

Unless this is what you want, vote republican and tell your friends to do the same. If you don’t, then after the election, it will be too late. No one will be able to do anything then. and then you will experience first hand what I am saying.

What type of energy will people use then. They will have to burn wood just to stay warm. Do you have any idea how much CO2 and smog wood causes? At least we won’t need to concern ourselves with forest fires. There will be no forests. People will burn the wood to stay warm, those who can. The rest will simply freeze.

Smog in the Los Angeles valley didn’t start with cars but the burning of wood long before white man arrived on the scene.

Contradiction

A few days ago, I wrote that one way to control people is through propaganda, the art of making the unbelievable sound true. Today, let me suggest one way of separating propaganda from reality, contradiction.

Contradiction does not exist in all propaganda, but it does in most. Maybe the best way to demonstrate and convince you of this is by example. Let’s look at the supposed “Green” movement.

In one regard, they want us to give up fossil fuel. Though I am sure there are parts of the movement that would prefer doing away with all mankind, I will confine myself with the less extreme element. These same people are fanatic about cutting down trees.

Now… Let me start by stating on the front end that thoughtless wastes of our resources is horrible on its face. Nonetheless, many of the leaders of these green organizations are among the most wasteful. They don’t want us to drive around in cars while they fly around in personal executive planes. It is but one of their minor contradictions. There mansions are made with wood and their limos drink fuel by the gallon. Some even own yachts, one of the most wasteful ways to use fuel.

However what I really want to point out is their ridiculous attitude toward forests, especially in our western states. They absolutely refuse to let anyone go in and remove even one out of three of the trees. It is something called forest management. New trees can be planted.

The point is this. Every time we have a forest fire, or nowadays what they prefer to call wildfires, that part of the forest is lost. If the density of the trees were to be decreased, it is possible, maybe probably that the fire could be stopped more quickly, saving the forest we have. So, instead, they insist to maintain the density of the fuel and they lose them all, which endangers human lives, which endangers animal lives, and which leaves our hills and mountains bare to the inevitable rains. The resulting floods do no one any good, least of all the trees. The trees must have the soil which the floods will most certainly remove.

And… watch… here is the contradiction. The fire will emit far more into the atmosphere than cars or power-plants. Not only that, the fumes they emit are far more poisonous. Finally, if we had removed one third of the trees, all else being equal, that would reduce one third of the fuel. As a result, there would be one third of the poisons released into the air.

And.. by the way, after all is said and done, after the fire, we still have nothing. Actually, it is worse than that. We have less than nothing. And, worse than that, because of the fires, we lose lives and property.

In addition to all that, we use tons of fuel in the effort to extinguish the fires. In addition, we draw enormous amounts of water from lakes and rivers in an effort to put the fires out. And, in addition, the very forest they desire to save becomes a wasteland; millions of acres of it.

And so you see, the contradiction, the reason it is propaganda. The truth of the matter is that the green movement is no more than another means to gain control over the people.

The sad part is, there are million of well meaning people who have become indoctrinated. In their effort to do what they think is good, they hand the controllers something else with which to control us.

Meanwhile, the communists continue their methods in which they make their rules for all others but themselves. Notice, no leader of any communist country goes hungry. They all eat well while their servants starve.

Their goal is the set this up under one world government. In this world, we would all be workers while they would all be eaters. We would hit our pillows at night, tired and hungry. They would party past midnight. Many of them would fall asleep from their drunken stupor.

As I wrote before, communism is not their goal but rather their tool, their method that they use to achieve their goal, control. The only place that the beautiful world that Marx talked about exists is in the minds of the masses that are duped by the controllers. One of the methods they use is propaganda. It only works when the masses believe it. Right now, the masses believe it. They have been duped. The only question is, can we ever get them to see the truth in time or are we doomed to be another Russia.

I might remind you, very few lived well in Russia. That is true even today. The Russian controllers have left the country in a shambles. The communist controllers have only been replaces by other controllers. Their goal is still the same, world conquest. It is nothing new. It is certainly older than the kings of Persia. It is older than the pharaohs of Egypt. I don’t know when it all started but it seems as old as civilization itself.

Control 2

In “Control 1” I wrote about the number 1 way that tyrants can control a people, denying education even to the point of keeping people illiterate.

Today, I would want to go into the second way of controlling the masses, propaganda. In Germany, Russia and China, the communists used propaganda heavily.

If I am going to write about it, maybe I should make sure you know what it is. Technically, propaganda is information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

I might emphasize at this point that propaganda is not necessarily lies. Indeed, the best propaganda contains elements of truth. In fact it might not even contain any lies at all. It makes it more believable. The way it works is by leaving out key information.

If we say that John Doe is a horrible man because he cuts people open, it sounds like a reasonable statement. What we are not told is that the man is a highly skilled heart surgeon.

We believe the deceit that he is a horrible man because of the little bit of truth we are told. If we do not give him an opportunity to defend himself, we might actually be in favor of putting him on death row, especially if he admitted to cutting people open.

For decades Pravda was the paper of record in the USSR. Nothing was printed in it without the approval of the government. People who wrote for the paper were specialists in propaganda. They worded their stories so as to make the USSR sound like a grand and glorious nation. Ironically, it did contain some useful information if you could figure out how to parse through the propaganda and find the little bits of truth embedded in it.

However, as I said in an earlier post, the main difference between Pravda and The New York Times is that Pravda was controlled by the government. The New York Times is controlled by the democrats. In many cases the democrats are communists, so it amounts to about the same thing.

Most papers these days are a mere shadow of past journalism. Many journalists risked life and limb to print the truth. Nowadays the so-called journalists risk life and limb to keep the truth out of the papers. What little truth they do print is to convince us of the propaganda.

Let’s take that Atlantic rag that said the president said horrible things about the marines who fought in Bellow Woods. They took a well known fact, that he canceled the memorial trip and then they weaved a few lies into it. They cite autonomous sources (for all we know they are all fictitious. we have no way of knowing.) and then they expect us to believe it.

To some degree it works. Some people want to believe it. It doesn’t matter. The story is referenced by dozens of papers radio and TV personalities. Suddenly it is true, whether or not it is.

The fact is that it really isn’t even a good example of propaganda. It isn’t believable. Any rank amateur could tear apart the story in seconds. Moreover, President Trump was able to produce dozens of sources, real people with real names that called it out for what it was, a blatant lie. Regardless, it did do some damage. It will have to be dealt with by the president’s campaign.

In my own personal opinion, the newspaper did more damage to themselves than to the president. Anyone with a brain in their head will forever doubt anything printed by the paper. Unless it is artificially propped up, it will likely fade away.

Nonetheless, it does demonstrate propaganda and its uses. It also demonstrates why people citing anonymous sources should never be believed. Once I see or hear the word, anonymous, I stop reading or listening. In my mind it would be dumb to continue.

Then again, the democrats are dumb. They continue to read the articles and they quote them as great truths. It is why I call them dummycrats. It is why they are being successfully controlled by the controllers.