Archive for October, 2020

“We are socialists”. Who?

October 31, 2020

“We are socialists, we are enemies of today’s capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions.”

– Adolf Hitler (speech from 1927)
Head of National Socialist German Workers Party

I, Pencil

October 31, 2020

Check out this most extraordinary explanation of how free markets work to prosper a society in the essay by Leonard Reed: I, Pencil:

https://mises.org/library/i-pencil

How many people does a Corvette feed?

October 31, 2020

A man named Tom Nicholson posted on his Facebook account the sports car that he had just bought and how a man approachedand told him that the money used to buy this car could’ve fed thousands of less fortunate people. His response to this manmade him famous on the internet. It’s rather funny Facebook didn’t censor it.

READ his story as stated on Facebook below:

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said, “I wonder how many people could have been fed with the money that sports car cost?

The proud owner replied, I’m not sure,

But it fed a lot of families in Bowling Green, Kentucky who built it,

it fed the people who made the tires,

it fed the people who made the components that went into it,

it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,

it fed people in at Caterpillar who make the trucks that haul the copper ore.

It fed the trucking people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer and fed

the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT,… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

That is the difference between capitalism and the welfare mentality.

When you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

When you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self-worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money in exchange for something of value. Socialism is having the government take your money against your will and give it to someone else for doing nothing.

I Think this is well written and well thought out.

If you agree with me please send it to your friends.

If you don’t agree just delete it and have a nice day.

Modern “Art”?

October 24, 2020

Roger Scruton on the subject of beauty and art:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHw4MMEnmpc

Reminds me of Al Capp’s (of the Dagwood comics) quote on “abstract art”, as it’s called:

Abstract art is made by those who have no talent, sold by those who have no scruples, and bought by those who have no taste.

I remember the story of the woman in the “art gallery” who puzzled for a long time awed at a “piece of art”, a rectangular piece of plastic with an apparent lever on it. She finally asked the security man in the room, what was the name of this piece of art? He replied, surely with a serious face, “It’s the light switch, Ma’m”.

I read somewhere that Yoko Ono had placed her work in the Modern Art Museum in New York. A big wooden board, with a base at the bottom where there were placed a hammer and nails. People were expected to hammer nails into the board at random places. She called it “participatory art”. I hope nobody confuses this with theater, or an artistically-made movie. And by artistically, I’m not talking about the one where the writer or producer is makng a point of how artistic or dramatic he’s making it, long-drawn out stares into the sky, purportedly dramatic.

I remember one of my first realizations of how much these hustlers had taken over “polite society”. I came back to the States from the mission field. The local “public” television channel, I now call them government media, put on a half-hour show about an abstract artist. The guy did a piece for the show. He rolled out his giant canvas, which almost filled the room, and then one after another, grabbed a gallon can of regular house paint, and just threw the paint onto the canvas, all along explaining his technique, as if it were brilliant. He meant to pitch it just so, and get the light reflecting on it just so, blah blah blah. More vain babble.

One more. Once upon a time in the late 20th century, a news report told about the anguish that owners of art galleries in New York were going through. They were groaning about a new trend among the purchasers of art in the market, called “realism”, meaning people wanted art that reflected the real world. I suspect that part of the realism they expected was appreciation for the beauty that exists in the world. The complaint of the gallery owners was that some artists were starving, because “a lot of them just can’t draw!”

What a racket!

I think it was Buckminster Fuller who said, When I design something, I design it for functionality. Then I look at it, and if it isn’t beautiful, I start over”.

The truth shall make you free, amigo. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. God plus one is a majority.

Bill Sardi: He says Without Comment, I say WOW

October 24, 2020
TOTAL U.S. DEATHS (ALL CAUSES)
YEAR TOTAL DEATHS U.S. DEATHS/MONTH REFERENCE
2020 2,838,000* 236,000 CDC DATA CDC DATA
2019 2,855,000 238,000 CDC DATA
2018 2,839,205 237,000 CDC DATA
2017 2,813,503 234,000 CDC DATA
*Averaged for 12 months
Total Reported COVID-19 Coronavirus Deaths Oct. 1, 2020 207,008
(÷ 9

From https://www.lewrockwell.com/2020/10/bill-sardi/771239-2/.

Roadmap, next phase of their agenda

October 24, 2020

A fascinating video that exposes what looks like a leak of the plans of the ruling elites for Coronavirus 2.0, “second wave”:

https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/dave-cullen-possible-leaked-roadmap-for-the-next-phase-of-the-agenda/

Around 3 minutes and 40 seconds into the video, during the interview shown with Bill and Melinda Gates, you can see the smirk on their faces discussing the “second wave” of lockdowns, after saying people didn’t pay much attention to this one (what?!), they will pay attention to the next one. They look at each other and you can see them smile thinking of the torture they will inflict upon the population.

Today’s “peaceful protest”

October 19, 2020

Another “peaceful protest” knocks the teeth out of a black man’s mouth when hundreds in a fascist Browshirt antifa mob attack a free speech gathering, calling him the n-word. Scroll down to see the result in the guy’s teeth:

https://www.redstate.com/nick-arama/2020/10/17/hundreds-of-antifa-attack-conservative-free-speech-rally-punch-organizers-teeth-out-assault-several-others/

It was a small rally in front of Twitter. No arrests were made!?

Antifa is quite an “idea” like Biden said in the debate!

(If you consider fasc

Race theory and tokenism

October 18, 2020

Has anybody mentioned the obvious parallel between the current hysteria in 2020 from “Critical race theory” and BLM demands, and smething that genuine civil rights activists in the 1960s blasted as “racist”?

Not talking about the “racism of low expectations”.

In the 1960s and 1970s black civil rights activists were furious against “tokenism”. There was a TV series “WKRP in Cincinnati” that had one episode I happened to watch once where one black employee jumped to a competing station for double his pay, but who came back when he found out he was just a do-nothing “token” hire.

Malcolm X was loud about telling blacks to do business among themselves instead of taking white welfare money.

Nichelle Nichols was so concerned about that possible aspect of her role that she resigned from Star Trek after apparently getting some harassment from the studio and learning that fan mail was being kept from her. At a later NAACP fundraiser she met Martin Luther King, who encouraged her to stay on because her role as 4th on the Enterprise was an important role model, and she rejoined the show.

“Literal” translations, straightforward interpretation, and dynamic loss of equivalence

October 18, 2020

About the “Literal Translation”. I’m not sure this is a specific version you’re referring to, but the subject requires some understanding.

A word-for-word literal translation of each word in the original tongue to another tongue would usually be almost nonsensical. A word in isolation from its context even within the sentence can have any number of meanings. Look up any word in an Unabridged English dictionary and you’ll find an average of probably six or seven different meanings. The word “context” in the Bible can mean the phrase, the sentence, the passage, the chapter, the book, or the Bible as a whole. That last consideration takes on major importance in considering differences in the biggest doctrinal differences too.

Usually when you read about some “literal” translation, usually the meaning is better expressed with the word “formal equivalence”. Roughly that means as close to literal as possible, but accounting for differing grammatical structures and sometimes nuances of meaning in the use of a word. Creationist Russ Humphreys, in discussing the Creation week in his book, Starlight and Time, uses the word “straightforward” as the best way to understand Genesis One, for example, but I think that would be a good way to express the King James Bible translation philosophy.

But then BASED ON WHAT copy of the scriptures are you going to translate “literally”? The Alexandrian Greek copies of the NT have a lot more disagreement among themselves than each disagrees with the Textus Receptus group of copies, which agree closely with each other. The most common version of the Greek used for modern translations is the Nestle-Alland version, but it’s based on the corrupted Alexandrian copies. There is a reason the Textus Receptus was the most copied over the centuries. Alexandrian copies have one or two of the oldest, but that’s because nobody used them. How can you tell who has the most read and used Bible in a church?

There are thousands of reasons to regard the King James Bible as the gold standard for all Bibles everywhere today. God knew that English would become the de facto international language for commerce, diplomacy, medicine, science, and almost every intellectual discipline, including, yes for a fact, hacking. Eric S. Raymond only included it in his writing on how to become a hacker because of feedback from great numbers of hackers whose native tongue was not English demanded that he include it as a requirement to be a good hacker. Excellent fluency in English is an absolute minimum requirement for all air traffic controllers at international airports and pilots of international flights in every single country in the world.

That’s just starters. God is not the author of confusion. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul wrote of a message in some unknown tongue in assemblies, let ONE interpret. And, that one, should be evaluated by a spiritual elder, because “Let all things be done decently and in order”.

For more on the subject, see the materials at https://av1611.com/. A good primer on the subject is “New Age Bible Versions”, which exposes hundreds (thousands?) of verses, showing them side by side, so you can see the contrast.

The “New Age” versions take out parts of the Bible. They skip Acts 8:37, leave it out, where Philip tells the eunuch from Ethiopia that he can be baptized if: “And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God”.

One good fruit of Gail Riplinger’s teaching is that so many of today’s “Christian pharisees” and “scribes” attack her so viciously. They use some of the CIA’s own tactics, like the use of the “conspiracy theory” pejorative.

Federal Court Holds “Stay-at-Home” Orders and Mandatory Business Closures Unconstitutional

October 18, 2020

One activist in California got one or two local councils to move the mask-wearing and other mandates to be voluntary.

Liberty & Freedom

“Orders like Judge Stickman’s today remind the American people that they are not, actually, legally governed by fifty individual dictators, each empowered to declare at whim unlimited “emergencies” restricting basic, unalienable rights. No, we are not that.” ~ Stacey Rudin

Source: Federal Court Holds “Stay-at-Home” Orders and Mandatory Business Closures Unconstitutional

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