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.

Maximo Alvarez

After a brief look over the Web, I think most agree with me that Maximo Alvarez had the best speech so far during the Republican convention. He said he saw it all before. He knew the pattern. To be sure, he spoke many of the same words I did, but he spoke from first hand experience. He fought back tears as he saw the history being repeated.

It is proper to make sure that your realize that his parents escaped Spain during the civil war there. Then he escaped Fidel Castro’s Cuba. He said he saw people around him suffer and die before he left the island nation. At the end of his speech he said, “There is nowhere left to go.”

Now, may I add my words?

I have seen people become indignant because we dare to call Biden a communism. Well, when he speaks the words of a communist, in my book, that makes him a communist.

New York tried socialism and it didn’t work. California is trying socialism and it isn’t work. At one time both states had massive successful economies. By the day, their economies are crumbling. The worst part is that they aren’t satisfied with that. They expect to force their communism on us all while expecting us to bail them out.

They cannot manage their forests, so now, the California governor begs us for money to help them fight their fires. Because New York could not manage their medical supplies, the governor begged for money and supplies from the rest of us. Then he blames the president for the problem that came from a communist country. Tell me that makes sense.

If you want to know what the soviet union of the United States would look like, look at what New York looks like now. People are leaving the state in bunches. New York used to be the most populace state. Now, it follows California and Florida. If things continue, they could end up with less people than Mississippi.

Then as Maximo Alvarez said, where do we go when all the states resemble New York. What do we do when the US resembles China or Russia. What do we do when we go to the store and can’t find a loaf of bread? What do we do when there is no gasoline at the stations? What happens when they turn off the electricity as they do in California?

Right now, it only happens in other countries. Right now, it only happens in other states. What do you do you do when it happens here? What do we do? Where do we go?

We all make mistakes, small and great. Most of our mistakes we can recover from. Letting Biden and his friends take over would be a major mistake that we would never recover from–ever.

All Mixed Up

The more we become like others, the less we will be like us. And, at one time we were pretty good.

One of the things I noticed over the years is that people in the Soviet block would do just about anything to get into the United States. In fact, there were some who were desperate to do anything, period.

Many risked their lives to get from Cuba to the US. Indeed, many did die before reaching our shores and given the choice, they might do it again.

There must be a reason. There must be something here that they could not get in Russia.

Now of all things, there are people here who want to change the United States into something resembling the Soviet Union. Try figuring that one out.

As for me, it’s simple. Those folks wanting a socialist republic of the United States are simply mixed up. They haven’t got their heads on straight. I figure about four or five years living in China, as the Chinese do, just might help them understand what freedom is. Indeed, if they were to move to Cuba permanently, they just might start thinking of a way to make a seaworthy raft.

The US is a far cry from perfect. I will be one of the first to admit that. But the reason people want in here is that it is by far the best anyone has come up with.

For decades, the US was the example that the other nations tried to follow. Is it now smart for us to follow their example so that we would regress to what they are?

Sorry, but every time I hear the statement that we are the only country that does not have socialized health care, it makes me sick. What is it that they have that we don’t? Until Pelosi and those dummycrats started muddling with our health care system, we had the best health care in the world. Everyone came here to our doctors and our hospitals. Now, not so much.

Before the dummycrats and the unions we had the world’s most productive country in the world. Today, not so much. Everyone seems to want to go to China to have things made while our labor sets with their hands out wanting food stamps and other government assistants. And, of course, the dummycrats are in favor of strengthening the unions and their crooked leaders.

The more we become like others, the less we will be like us. And, at one time we were pretty good.

What’s in a Name

The official name is Democrat Party, though mostly they call themselves the Democratic Party. Andrew Jackson was the first democrat president. many hold the man in high regards but I don’t. I have many reasons but certainly the worst reason is the way he treated the Indians. Ever hear of The Trail of Tears?

Now, there are some who suggest that the name of the party be changed. They give reasons but it is not my point to get into that right now. One thing I do know is that democracy and socialism cannot coexist. For instance, to call it the socialist democrat party would be an oxymoron. Any party that is socialists cannot be democratic. Also, any party that is democratic cannot be socialist. Even if it does exist, it won’t for long. The socialists will take it over.

Mixing socialism and democracy is like trying to mix oil and water. You can put it in a blender and mix it for a while, but after a while, the oil will always float to the surface. By the way, socialism, too will always come out on top. Soon it will be socialism and then a dictatorship.

At any rate, as for a new name, why not call it what it has already become, a socialist party. By definition, in a democracy, the people make the choices. In a society this large, holding a nation wide vote for all decisions would be impossible. As I look around, it would seem the people haven’t had any say in the party for a decade or two. All the decisions seem to be made by the leaders. Moreover, I’m not really sure who those leaders are.

I look at the mayors, the elected leaders of cities and I wonder just who is pulling their strings. Do they really want the rioting in their streets? I look at the US representatives and I think about the way they vote sometimes. Do they really vote their conscience or what their constituents want? I rather suspect they vote the way Pelosi wants them to vote. Every time they vote against her, they rightfully look over their shoulder thinking about who will challenge them during their next primary. I ask you. Is that a democracy? It sounds more like king of the hill, or, in this case, queen.

The methods are no different than the ones they used in Russia and China. Their ultimate goal is control. Their ultimate desire is tyranny. A central rule, first within the nation, and then throughout the world. You doubt me. Read the Communist Manifesto. It’s all plainly spelled out there for one and all to see. Why should you expect anything different. Is there a reason to doubt their goals?

The government of the US is a republic, not a democracy. As Benjamin Franklin told the woman that day, “…if we can keep it.” It would appear that the socialist party would like to make sure we won’t keep it, or for that mater even our nation.

Unplanned Results

Just because you don’t intend to help the communists, that doesn’t mean you aren’t.  The communists, the Russians and the Chinese love the riots.  The rioters do all the damage that the communists would do if they could, but can’t.  So they just stand by and watch.

Actually that’s not true.  The commies cheer and, whenever they get a chance, they provide a little help.  Why not.  The rioters are helping them.  They would be stupid if they didn’t take advantage of the situation.  By the way, they are not stupid.

Nothing would make them happier than for the rioters to bring down our government.  Then, to take over, all they need to do is step in and take the reins.

I would really like to tell the rioters that but for two things.  First, they wouldn’t understand.  Second, they wouldn’t care.  Third, they would likely become angry.

Then one day when they wake up under a government like that in China, they will wonder what happened.  They will care then but it will be far too late.  Oh! …and by the way, communists regimes don’t permit riots.  Actually, they don’t even permit demonstrations.  Their definition of free speech is when you say what they want.  Anything else and you will get more than a hand slap.  Likely, you will get more than a day or two in jail. Then it won’t much matter what the people want.  It is a feudal state by another name, but worse.

What to Do With the WHO…& the UN

I used to think the best thing to do with the UN was to vacate the building and turn it over to the homeless.  After what the World Health Organization did to us… and the world, I think that would be too good for them.

Instead, I think the property should be condemned and reduced to rubble.  Then, the rubble should be pushed into the nearest body of water.  Then on top of the rubble, we should build a memorial to those that the WHO helped to kill.  (In case you are one of the few who don’t know how, by aiding the Chinese in the spreading the Corona Virus.)

The Who is not the only corrupt organization in the United Nations.  Indeed the whole outfit is so corrupt that there is no hope of straightening them out in this century.  It is sort of a fact of life, the bigger the governing body, the more corrupt it will be.

Even so, they did not act alone.  Our own national health organizations sort of helped them.  They hardly fought them.  They refused to call it a pandemic until after the WHO did.  They lacked the proper scientific suspicion, even though the WHO never really properly presented itself as anything more than what it is.

I would like to say we have learned our lesson, about the communist Chinese and the WHO.  However, it is more likely that we have learned our lesson until the next time.

So.  This is the purpose of my suggestion.  Hopefully, if we have a memorial, maybe we’ll remember.

As for what to do with the UN organization, we should unload them on some other country, maybe even China.  Then the Chinese would have to put up with all their diplomatic shenanigans, like parking illegally.

Then again, maybe they could take a hint from one of my books.  They could tow a bunch of barges out into the middle of the Atlantic and latch them together.  I am sure that with all of out great minds, we could build them so they would stay afloat.

The neat part about that is that there will be no need for diplomatic cars and no need to park them.

Real Treasure

I heard an interview of Trace Adkins on TV a few years back.  For those that know me, this will sound strange.  I am not a country/western music fan, though there are a few songs I do like by country singers.  At any rate, the question was put to him, “Do you buy gold?”  The obvious reason for the question was asked in relation to any prepping that he might do in the event of disaster.

Casually, Mr. Adkins replied, “No.  I can’t eat gold.  I buy land, seed and lead.”

Now there is a man with some real common sense.  If things get bad, the man that has gold will easily part with it for a loaf or two of bread.

Repeatedly, I hear these guys on TV trying to hawk their silver and gold on TV.  If the gold is worth so much, why do they wan to sell it?  Personally, I see three problems with this.  Invariably, I will always have to pay more for the gold than what it is worth.  In the event that I sell it, I no longer have any treasure.  Moreover, no one will ever pay me what the gold is worth.  Finally, gold, in a true disaster won’t have any value at all.  You can’t eat it.

On the other hand, if I am the only one around with grain, I can pretty much set my price.

The books are full of stories of men seeking treasures.  The truth is frequently we already have the real treasures.  Here in this country we have a real treasure that is generally overlooked and taken for granted.  Our founding fathers paid for it, many with their lives, many with their limbs.  Many have fought and died to hold onto the treasure.  By now, I am sure most of you know the treasure of which I speak, freedom… also known as liberty.  Since the Revolutionary War, this country has not know tyranny.  There are few countries in this world that can truly say that today.  …Certainly not Russia.  …Certainly not China.  …and most certainly not Iran.

Of all the treasures on this earth, it is likely the one treasure most worth fighting for.  Yet so few are willing to fight for it.  Worse yet, there are those who stand in the way of those who are willing to fight for it.  To be sure, remember, it is far easier to maintain the freedom we have than to fight for the freedom we lose.

I write this because there are those who want to take our treasure from us.  They don’t want us to have it.  They want to run our lives and tell us what to do and what not to do.  They want to tell us how to raise our children and they want to teach our children the way tyranny.

I ask you, what good is gold if you can’t buy anything with it.  What good is security if you are being told what to think.

I refer you back to the above quote.  The land and seed is good for survival.  The problem is that there are always people trying to take your treasure.  So.  To hold onto the land and seed, a person must also have lead… and the willingness to use it.

For sure, the more I think of Trace Adkins’ words, the more true they ring.  There would not be survival without all thee: land to raise crops, seed for the crops, and lead to protect the other two.

If we are not willing to protect our treasure, there are people that will take it from us.  Maybe you don’t care.  Fine.  You lack the courage and conviction.  Then stand aside and don’t hinder the rest of us.

The Problems with Tyrants

“From each according to his ability, to each according to each according to his need.”  Many attribute the above quote to the Bible.  It shows how little they know about the Bible.  It also shows that they don’t have much knowledge of history.  The quote is from Karl Marx in 1875.  It is part of his concept of communism.  It was part of his plan for world wide paradise.

Since then, it has been tried many times without success.  In the USSR it was tried, failed and then modified. The government that the Soviet Union lived under was not communism.  Quickly, they realized that true communism won’t work.

To fix the problem, they came up with a leader, a tyrant.  Then China tried communism and, again, they modified it.  They appointed a leader who was, believe it or not, a tyrant.  Cuba tried communism.  Again, their leader was a tyrant.

Have you noticed the pattern?  To make communism work, it takes a leader.  Invariably, the leader must be a tyrant.  Even then, it doesn’t work.  Central government doesn’t work.  It is horribly inefficient.  People make decisions who are inept.  (as an example, people in one location is oversupplied [resulting in spoiled food] while in other locations people starve.)  People who are lazy don’t work without taskmasters.  Why should they?  They don’t receive any reward for their efforts.  If they do nothing, they still get their share.  Finally, the tyrants ride in limos and private jets while the rest of the population walk or ride in horse carts.  The tyrants eat caviar while the public has a meager diet of beans and, if they are lucky, a little bread.

It is exactly what the dems complain about in the US. Yet most of us have healthy diets, a roof over our heads and even air-conditioning.  Then again, I guess there isn’t much need for air-conditioning in Moscow.

I guess that the communism might stand halfway succeed as capitalism if the leader were a good person.  The problem is that tyrants are tyrants.  The only people they think about are themselves and a small circle of those around them.  If you have any doubts about what I am writing about, ask those in North Korea.

Oh.  Yest that’s right.  You can’t.  The tyrant running the country won’t let you.

If someone tells you how wonderful socialism works, you might want to consider the above.  You might want to think about how well it is working in Venezuela (also ruled by a tyrant).  You might want to ask them to name one country where socialism works.

You might also think about how well Obama Care has worked here.  I’m not sure this country will ever recover from that one.  I know I won’t.