Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day: Fallen in Honduras in the Defense of Freedom

May 31, 2010

May 31, 2010, is Memorial Day in the United States, a day set aside to honor those brave soldiers who have fallen in service to their country and in defense of freedom. Today I want to use this means to honor an unsung band of true heroes of the defense of freedom, who were slandered by lies spread around the world by Official Media and Official Governments, and are still held as villains by these same dishonest rulers and disinformation agents.

I want to remember those who fell in the defense of the democratic republic of Honduras against the tyrannical forces of castro-chavista socialism. This post (and page) will be updated with their names. They are a reminder that the evil forces of narco-socialist imperialism did not go away when it became obvious to both Honduras and the world that they could not be deceived.

From the article:

Mairena, 52, a veteran journalist, handled general assignments that included coverage of organized crime and a land dispute in the Aguán region, Omar Said Mejia, owner of Super 10, told CPJ. Juárez, 54, was a news presenter. Local authorities have not disclosed possible motives or identified any suspects, Honduran press reports said.

That’s a very diplomatic article, but let me clue the world in on something everybody in Honduras knows as simply obvious:

The articles on organized crime covered the enormous number of small aircraft that have been landing on Honduran soil through the year of 2009 and this year in such numbers that during one period of some months two and three were found crashed in the areas of the Gulf Coast, most of them with their drug cargo long gone already, the airplane abandoned.

Those were just the ones that crashed.

And ALL of these aircraft had Venezuelan registration.

The other story, about “land disputes” in an area called Aguan, more specifically Bajo Aguan, concerns the efforts of socialists to establish a militant violent beachhead in Honduran territory from which to launch guerilla operations. But of course it is a false flag operation, fraudulently packaged as an attempt to seize land, and to deceive the smaller landowners and farm workers in Honduras into thinking they are a spontaneous uprising of locals.

Indeed the falsely labeled “Resistencia” cover name for the band of Chavista thugs in Honduras who are in fact trying to establish another Communist dictatorship there, is using this artificial situation for propaganda value, to spread lies about it.

Where do “poor peasants” get enough weaponry to resist armies anyway? From selling tomatoes, or from rich plutocrats like George Soros trying to establish “socialist” regimes that will not allow any protest from peasants at all?

“Let the truth be told!”


Mayor Daley and Guns

May 23, 2010

Somebody posted a stupid email that says Hillary signed a UN treaty, then it goes on to state some truths about Obama and company wanting to confiscate all arms from citizens.

It was no doubt originated by stealth disinformation agents. I smelled fraud when it said “Hillary signed the small arms treaty with the UN”. It is a concoction no doubt by George Soros agents who figured they could get this thing passed around so they could have another “conspiracy nut” thing to use to beat up on people who object to federal government tyranny and arms confiscation.

This helps gun-control fanatics to feel smug and proud in comparison to the gullible. The evil irony is that the gullible ones are those who trust their lives to the “socialist” plutocracy in DC, and have a self-destructive impulse to turn in their last resort of defense against crime and tyranny.

Where I live the cops get to a call within one or two minutes. Try that in the worst areas of New York. The best response I’ve heard of was one I saw with these two eyes. We were staying in a motel in Phoenix, in transit, and one day a “hard guy” and a biker started battling. It was slow motion because one of them was so drunk the other guy blew on him and he fell. Finally the biker’s girlfriend broke a bottle and I’m wondering about guns.

The poor gal in the motel office refused to call the cops. Not the most elegant clientele, everybody in the motel was watching the show. I walked next door to the 7-11, called the cops, and told them there were “bikers” fighting at so-and-so motel.

I think I said “two” bikers, but before I even got to the sidewalk to go back, it looked like the entire Phoenix police force had showed up, there was literally, without exaggeration, about fifty cars there.

The manager of the place was off somewhere else. He would have done something. He walked around with a gun strapped to his side, and he told me the cops said it was a good idea.

It’s only the kiss-behind political types like some police chiefs in big cities that preach gun control, like this idiot Daley. Idiot because it’s idiotic to think banning firearms this is the answer to gun crime. Maybe we need a sidearm for protection against him and his sidekicks, sounds like…


Socialism is Stealth Rule by the Rich

May 23, 2010

well, when socialism gets finished with us the only money to finance any campaigns will come from the governing socialists.

The only money to finance anything for that matter. Why anybody thinks wealth confiscation and socialist rulers deciding who gets it would motivate producers to create more of it would be a smashing subject for a major new psychology research study.

Why anybody trusts people who say they want to help the poor, but rob other people’s money to do it, is another interesting study subject.

Another one, too explosive for socialist apologists, is to study where the money comes from to finance socialist campaigns, socialist policies, and socialist revolutions.

The richest people in the world pushed and cajoled at Honduras to crown as its next totalitarian dictator one of the richest and most corrupt elitist landowners from the most violent family from the most violent region of the country, the golpista Zelaya. The poor in Honduras were not fooled. Europeans and Americans are starting to wake up too. Latin Americans are pushing back against the new international socialist imperialist interventionist empire.


How to Encourage Investment in Honduras

May 17, 2010

At the turn of the year, I put together a list of suggestions for encouraging investment in Honduras, for a special panel. Two suggestions made it into his inauguration speech.

#1. Teach good English skills to all students. It’s the de facto international language for business, for international air travel, for the most advanced medical and science publications, for technology, for diplomacy, you name it. Wider English skills would have made it more difficult for the lies about Honduras in 2009 to get such an unopposed audience despite some of our efforts.

India and Switzerland are two countries that have successfully maintained a multi-lingual culture, in which all its citizens are taught fluency in English and Hindi plus their own local dialect. There was a time this suggestion would have made me angry for its anglo arrogance. But it’s the real world, and Latins and Europeans all say this same thing.

#2. Technology in the schools. Computers, but not just computers. Raise the technology level of learning and this will attract companies that offer products of higher technology, and generally more margin.

#3. Study the Chilean experience and apply those methods that are applicable to Honduras. Salvador Allende condemned their economy to a shambles in just three years, and Honduras at this time is in a similar condition. There are influences that

#4. Encourage awards for schools and students that excel in their respective fields. Influential individuals in the press and media can provide a festive atmosphere for these awards, and help make academic excellence an exciting goal for the children of Honduras and especially their parents.

#5. Make national heroes of the people who defend Honduras in the streets. The head of the anti-narcotics efforts was recently gunned down. Make him a hero (which he was) and a martyr for the love of his fellow citizens (which he was). The people should get mad at such corrupt individuals. Not just to provoke action, but making a proper and decent use of the emotional force for good.

#6. Suggestion #5 is made with consideration for the broader goal of making the streets safer. Enforcement is the first order of business to accomplish this, absolutely minimum necessary.

#7. The long-term effort to encourage investment from both local sources and from abroad should also start immediately. Honduran culture needs a new neighborly ethic. My wife has met at least one investor who sat next to her on a flight from Tegucigalpa to Miami, Florida. He had gone intending to build a furniture factory, but was robbed on the way to the hotel. Instead of checking in, he immediately returned to Miami.

Recording artists and groups are just as creative in Honduras as elsewhere. There is absolutely no reason lyrics cannot encourage a learning and a moral ethic. I have been a missionary in other countries, and one effort we undertook was to put morals-building tapes of children’s music into centers of child care. The feedback from teachers and directors was always an improvement in the behavior of the children.

#8. Salvador Enrique Moncada is a scientist from Honduras. The daughter of a close friend said she planned to be a scientist like Moncada “because he married a princess”. Oh well.

#9. There are ways to agressively market the tourism market in Honduras, with the second largest coral reef in the world off shore and good infrastructure, beaches that are still clean. On a trip last week in Honduras my wife met an American who has a hotel in La Ceiba (and a “girlfriend”) and is delighted with the country, as great numbers of Americans and other foreigners are.

#10. Attitude. There is no independent reason to make excuses like saying it’s poor, or it’s backward, or it has corrupt politicians, or it has corrupt desk clerks, or this or that. Hondurans have a work ethic that would shame the Puritans, when they let it motivate them.

#11. Honduras should look for trading partners that know that free enterprise is the prosperity engine, and then freely trade with them.

#12. Free trade within the country as well.

#13. Encouragement of small business.

#14. Respect for the law and the constitution.

—Offered for discussion,
Thank you,

Immigration protests and the Arizona law

May 16, 2010

As preface, note the traditional use of the word “American” for a United States citizen. This is a convention that Hispanics south of the border also use when they refer to citizens of the United States of America.

##. You cannot blindly trust what Establishment Press says about the Arizona situation or any other controversial situation. Hondurans saw this clearly as the victims of lies and slander disguised as “news” from international news agencies.

##. Mexican laws and Mexican practice is much harsher with “illegal immigrants” in its own territory, whether they are passing through or living there, than Americans are with the Mexicans. The Mexican government has just admitted this in their reaction to Amnesty International’s comments. (Note that Amnesty International is not pure on the subject, however)

##. Most Americans don’t understand how anyone can make a legitimate protest against enforcement of the law in this issue. They do understand that the federal government (both parties) have not enforced the immigration laws, and their Congress has not put teeth into their laws.

##.What most Americans and most Latins don’t understand is the “divide and conquer” mentality of the “powers that be”. While poor Latins and poor blacks and poor whites can be played against each other, they can be manipulated more easily.
***NOTE***: See my comment below accepting correction in another blog, because AZ laws already address the employer

##. Why pass a law making it a felony to be in the state illegally, while failing to make it a felony to knowingly hire a person who is in the state illegally? (–NOTE: AZ laws do address this–)

The Constitution bans restrictions on movement between states, so anyone in the country legally can go to Arizona legally. The employer side of these laws is probably more difficult to enforce but would also probably be more effective in accomplishing the purported purpose of the law. Accusations of racism among supporters of this law are mindless, vacuous slurs, but the failure to go after “illegal employers” with the same enthusiasm is skewed.

—By the way, this is NOT advocacy for such a provision, but recognition of the disparity in this particular law.

##. Accusations of racism will only backfire. To Americans who see themselves in danger of losing their jobs, and the ones who have lost jobs on the “bottom rung”, it stings mightily to see themselves accused of refusing to do such work.

Such lines are easy to throw out to agitate Latins and blacks. They are an insult to those latinos and blacks, not just whites, who want to see laws enforced. The accusations are meant to shut the ears of the gullible.

##. Forgotten in the background noise is that “illegal aliens” make up a full one-third! of the prison population in the United States. Arizona ranchers are scared, and Phoenix residents are fully aware of their city bearing the distinction as the kidnapping capital of the United States.

Decent Latin immigrants and native latinos are paying the price for MS-13 and the 18, both in their own blood and in laws that may affect them. Like a lot of them will tell you, there are many who flee to the States because they “owe somebody something” back home.


    The “taxpayer”

. The USA has some of the most abusive tax laws in the world, especially with respect to those who live abroad, because it extracts (extorts) full income tax from all American citizens –and– from all legal residents, including all income from foreign sources.

##. Many of the loudest supporters of the controversial law readily admit that they do not blame the poor from other places for wanting to escape poverty, and express high regard for the immigrant’s enthusiastic approach to their work.

##. The issue is being used to dilute the American public’s resistance to attacks on their own constitutional rights, universal human rights. This is done in two ways.

Americans have a strong traditional respect for consideration of such rights, which is why the “powers-that-be” had to whittle away at them in tiny steps. Immigrants come mostly from places that are accustomed to abuse and corruption at all levels, because that is most countries, increasingly so even Western Europe.

##. There is no reason that Hondurans or any other Latins cannot arrange their laws to allow free enterprise to prosper, such as has been done in Chile. This will require a determination at all levels, from the richest of the so-called “seven families” all the way down to the city clerk that demands extra payment for city services, to the janitor who takes anything that’s loose.

##. Some have said whites don’t have any idea what it is to be racially profiled. This is really hilarious, since the speaker himself has just made himself guilty of profiling whites by race. I myself once worked in a vocational school in the middle of Liberty City, the only white guy for a time, and some of the students there “racially profiled” me all the time.

Even Martin Luther King said, We have made our point, now it’s time to move on to the economic inequities, because there are many white poor also suffering.

##. Someone else also said they “don’t see whites lining up to scrub toilets, working in fast food restaurants, or working out in the hot sun roofing”. I have, lots of them. Immigrants are simply cheaper and more available in major urban areas. He should get out of his own neighborhood sometime, maybe.

##. It seems to me that everyone should be freed from government restraints on commerce and travel. Freely move about, freely trade. This will lift everyone up.

But don’t get misled by the false label of “free trade agreement”. Any agreement that requires tens of thousands of pages of printed text like the WTO and GATT, is “managed trade” NOT free trade. If trade is truly free, there’s nothing to adjudicate except crimes like fraud, theft by fraud, and criminal neglect (like selling contaminated food).

Get governments out of the oppressive business of deciding who gets subsidies, which cause, and the rest. Not for nothing that to this day, the Dem administration in Washington, just like the previous Rep administration, refuses outright to share the names of the banks it gave money to in 2008 and 2009. If a failing company is “too big to fail”, then it MUST be allowed to fail to give room to the better-managed organizations.

##. The referenced report from the “Independent Truth Commission” into the American invasion of Panama revealed some new facts, but in my opinion the source is of dubious credibility. I saw no references to official credentials, so maybe it was issued by the usual socialist suspects. We may agree with them on the American governments’ continuing propensity to interfere with the internal affairs of its southern neighbors, including the present administration, but we differ on which way it pushes these days.

That said, one must also be skeptical of official commissions. Hondurans saw the stupidities and lies in the “official” UN report on their enforcement of their own constitution, after all.


Arizona, Latin American and Expats

May 16, 2010

With the new law in Arizona, we see a situation again presented in news stories that do not always reflect what is really happening behind the scenes.

I’m a follower of lagringasblogicito. She posted a brief picture of wall graffiti with a sarcastic “thanks” for the effect it may have on the treatment of US Americans in Honduras.

Most comments either blame the Arizona lawmakers, some calling them “racist”, or, they blame the people that are in the country illegally, meaning without official permission.

The thing is, USA legislatures (of both parties) have pulled a fast one, and have set up the laws to create the de facto situation that we have, and the executive branch (of both parties) happily go along with the farce. Meaning, it is convenient for somebody to have eleven or twelve million “illegal immigrants”. That number is constantly increased by more border crossings, and decreased by deportations and voluntary exits, such that the numbers stabilize around that figure.

Let’s take it one item at a time.

#1. It is a fact that the federal government has not enforced immigration laws. For one thing, I’m convinced they could have totally shut down crossings over the hundreds of miles of the Mexican border. But this would probably take a major increase in the Border Patrol budget, possibly even doubling or tripling it. I’m guessing here. But that’s not why they don’t fund it. Some small outfits hire people that don’t have documents, others hire people that have “unofficially acquired” documents, and still others just do odd jobs.

Big corporations and friends of Congressmen also benefit, even while they enforce strict legal requirements in their own hiring, because people working without legal cover are a huge downward pressure on wages.

But there is another darker reason for the situation. “Conservatives” who rose up in ire and pushed back during the Clinton administration against the plan for a national ID, are now the ones passing laws in Arizona requiring said papers. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution says “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated”. It’s not security when you have to prove legality. That’s what bothers me most about this law.