Let us sing, dance and make merry, for tomorrow we all die.


Some individuals are finding the attempts of Progressive Liberals to increase the minimum wage extremely offensive, stating that it will be a job killer. To understand this, we must look at some very difficult historical events. Inflation, deflation, and the good old standby rationalization that going off the Gold standard is the cause of all of these problems.

The Gold standard was a dying financial system long before Nixon took us off it. The Gold standard was a failing financial system by virtue of the worlds population. The number of people on earth verses the amount of gold on earth doomed the gold standard way back in the 1700’s. There are currently less than 9 grams of Gold for every person on earth. Making the Gold standard a physically impossible financial system.

In order for the Gold standard to function, there are 2 basic conditions that absolutely must be present and in effect.

1) Physical Gold must be in circulation as a currency.
2) Gold must have a arbitrarily set value.

You cannot hold the Gold in reserve represented by a symbolic transfer agent. The second that you do that you are engaging in fractionalized banking on a national or even international scale. This automatically makes the currency far to volatile to be employed as a currency.

Gold cannot be traded on any exchange for the same reason as it automatically allows any nations currency to be subjected to outside or artificial manipulation. (Think George Soros and the Bank of Scotland only several orders of magnitude worse).

Moreover, you cannot dilute the percentage of Gold in the circulating currency, as that also constitutes fractionalization and will automatically result in massive manipulation of international currencies.

Those opposing the minimum wage hike are failing to address what the minimum wage hikes really amounts to, or the reasons that it is taking place.

It is one thing to oppose a minimum wage hike from a knee jerk position that it will result in massive job losses. But simply making that argument without addressing why the left is demanding a minimum wage hike fails to address the issue or its inevitable consequences.

I’ll make this simple. Minimum wage hikes are the inevitable consequence of 2 physical realities. 1 is runaway hyper-inflation, the other is the inescapable consequence of runaway hyper-inflation, its evil twin sister as it were, the deflationary spiral.

Minimum wage hikes are the physical and indisputable evidence that you are in a deflationary spiral. Just as are negative interest rates.

Most people not only cannot understand the math involved, they can’t even be bothered to try. Here is an analogy for inflation. Take a chess board, (64 squares on it) on the first square, place a single grain of rice, on the second, place 2 grains of rice… double the number on each proceeding square. By the time you get to square 64, the weight of the grains of rice, is greater then the weight of the planet earth.

In short, it only takes a couple of decades of inflation before no matter how much currency you have in circulation, everyone except the 1% of the top 1% of the wealthy are stone cold broke. It takes $24,000.00 in 2016 to have the same purchasing power that $1000.00 had in 1913.

The minimum wage hike is an attempt by the progressives to keep the hyper-inflationary system which allows only the hyper wealthy to retain any wealth functioning. It straight up amounts to a deceitful form of currency devaluation.

Since the industrial revolution, the true monetary standard is and has been based on the value of one hours labor for an unskilled labor. Let that sink in as you contemplate the information revolution.

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Quit thinking “But hey,I’m educated, or I am a skilled worker”. You do not have any education or job skills that cannot and are not right this second being handed off to automated systems. You are obsolete, redundant, no longer needed except as a end consumer.

You worry about the impact of a minimum wage hike for unskilled or semi skilled laborers, when what you should be worrying about, is why can’t those unskilled or semi-skilled labors earn enough to pay their bills. You should be worrying about that, because you, like them, do not have any skill that cannot and are not being replaced by a worker who neither needs nor cares about getting paid for their labor.

Whence come the Knife.


Back in the 1990’s, when the internet was opening up because of the World Wide Web, I used to be a Computer Assembly Technician. I worked briefly for a couple of very small mom and pops computer stores, but mostly was a free lance technician. The people who I worked for were not bleeding edge customers. They were upper lower class and lower middle class people who were mostly trying to get their kids ready for the computer age.

The Computers they bought were generally older model bare bones with 3 year old operating systems. Shortly after buying them, they would go looking for someone who could upgrade their system and give it more capabilities. I was fortunate enough to have friends in the Tech industry. My specialty back in the 1990’s, was systems hardware upgrading. At one time I had close to 100 functional computers in my garage. I was a master at cannibalization and reconfiguration.

I was also an early and ardent proponent of Overclocking and exotic cooling. One particular time I went out and purchased a new systems board and CPU. While assembling the board for immersion cooling I accidentally turned the system on. In a matter of seconds the highly overclocked and extremely expensive CPU burned up before I could do a thing about it. In the moment, a vise like pressure gripped my chest, pure unadulterated panic. I had just smoked a CPU that cost me nearly a thousand dollars. I do not think I have felt that kind of panic any other time in me life, before or after.

Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States of America, something strange has been taking place. Individuals in the Conservative Media have been coming out of the closet to revel, that despite their in many cases long association with Conservative Republicans, they themselves are actually not Conservatives.

The Republican Party, which is Conservative among 70 percent of its Base, has been awaking for some time now to the fact that the majority of its elected representatives are rarely anywhere near being as Conservative as they pretend to be at election time. The John McCain and Mitt Romney campaigns pretty much exposed this to the majority of the Republican Base. Then after handing the GOP first Congress in 2010 and then the Senate in 2014, the extent of this fraud really because apparent. Hence the rise of Donald Trump.

What was not expected, was how many of the Conservative Media personalities were every bit the same fraud that the fake Conservative Congressmen and Senators were. RedStates Erick Erickson, Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey, Breitbarts Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh? Now, granted by this time many of us had figured out that there were people in the Conservative Media who were there strictly for the money. Ann Coulter, brilliant bomb thrower, but at heart, just a capitalist who figured out how to market to great success to the Conservative market.

Many of us understood that this was the Rupert Murdoch/FoxNews strategy. Sell the Conservative Market a Conservative product until you can grow large enough to be able to discard the Conservative product.

Contrary to what I lot of people think. The Talking heads do not write much of what they read on air. Back in the 80’s when I was a Rock Star, I did a couple of Radio and Television interviews. Back then, they used to receive their “News” copy over a teletype machine. The Radio and TV stations would have rooms dedicated to them, with 10 or 15 machines clattering away all day long.

What they were clattering away at, was whatever the Talking Head was going to say on the air. And every-bodies favorite radio and TV personality read that clattered claptrap nearly word for word. The Talking Heads are allowed leeway in how they present what is written for them, but they’re not allowed to stray very far from that is written for them.

And what it is that is written for them, are articles written by KnightRidder, AP, Reuters and about a dozen or so other wire services. Plus, copy written by the major Newspapers and News Stations.

If the New York Times sends out a story that is 100 percent pure fabrication the Talking Heads will repeat that fabrication over and over and over until it is proven to be a fabrication, and even then, many will refuse to acknowledge that what they were repeating was a pure fabrication, they’ll just quietly drop it and never refer to it again.

Take the Dan Rather throbbing memo case as an example. Not only does Dan Rather still insist that the story was not wrong, only about a quarter of the nations Talking Heads ever covered the expose, the rest simply quit talking about the throbbing memo.

The ones who did cover it pretty much only covered it because the internet was so abuzz with it. And of course because it cost Dan Rather his job. Only the very biggest names in Broadcast or Cable New actually write their own copy and even they are restricted to paraphrasing certain stories.

This being a reality for the Mainstream Media was a given, its how it was and still is done. Somehow, it still came as a pretty numbing shock to discover that Conservative Media obviously functions the exact same way. I guess I was spoiled and in a sense deceived by Micheal Savage. Micheal Savage is a multi-millionaire or possibly a Billionaire in his own right regardless of his Broadcasting career. Dr Michael Alan Weiner, better known as Micheal Savage is the inventor of the modern Energy Drink and owner of… RockStar beverages.

Micheal Savage broadcasts from San Francisco and is pretty popular here in California. Those who consider themselves part of the Savage Nation consider that Micheal’s single greatest redeeming quality is that he says what he thinks and damned the consequences. His reputation for that is incredible well earned, since doing so cost him a syndicated Television show worth millions of dollars a year by doing exactly that. In other words, a man like Donald Trump who cannot be bought.

Having grown up through my 30s and 40 listening to Savage, I made the horrible mistake of thinking that Savage was the Conservative Rule, not the exception. I thought that Conservative Media did not operate on the ABC CBS NBC Broadcast formula. Boy was I wrong.

I understand why the Mainstream Media operates the way it does. I alluded to it at the beginning of this article. They have lucrative careers that are based on them accepting and working within a specific formulas. There is a specific well mapped out method of presenting the News. You do not present your own opinions unless you are specifically an opinion columnist. Otherwise what you do, is present what is written for you in the most personally convincing manner. That’s how your career advances.

The Trump phenomenon exposed that this is also how the Conservative Media operates. Step to far out of line, and that terrible panic about losing your extremely well paying job grips your chest and you step right back into line. Sooner or later, in that kind of a hostage environment Stockholm syndrome is inevitable. Liberals indisputably control the Mainstream Media, and as a consequence, everything that flows out of the Mainstream Media is tainted by Marxist/Liberal ideology.

What Donald Trump exposed about the Conservative Media was more than just that it operated under the same Broadcast formula as the Mainstream Media, but it also exposed who it was that was setting the Conservative Media’s ideological agenda. It isn’t actual Conservatives, it is the Republican Party Establishment Elite. Anyone who thinks that the Republican Party Establishment Elite are Conservatives needs their head examined.

So how did we end up with this knife sticking in our backs? Finding out that many of our favorite Conservative Talking Heads and Pundits are in reality, not Conservatives? We forgot how many of us have feet of clay. We forgot just how rare those who can not be intimidated or bought are. Oh yea, we all like to think we are not for sale. But in truth, to some degree or another, we are. That’s how we hold on to our jobs, pay or mortgages and put food on the table for our children. The vast majority of us are fortunate enough that our livelihoods are not easily threatened by our speaking our minds on most subjects.

Micheal Savage spoke his mind on national television, and then refused to recant or back down, it cost him tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars. Most us us could not take a hit like that, we couldn’t even take a hit for a couple hundred thousand dollars. Somehow, we thought that the majority of Conservative Talking Heads and Pundits were more like Micheal Savage than like ourselves. We were wrong, that is why we are so surprised at how many of our favorite Conservative Talking Heads and Pundits have turned out to not be as Conservative as previously advertised.

Islam, the religion of Bloody Pieces strikes again.


America woke up this morning to the news that Islamic terrorists had attacked Brussels, at the moment, the death toll stands at 34 with over 150 seriously injured in what is proving to be a series of well coordinated bombings across the city. Barack Insane Obama, the only American President to ever successfully give himself a rectal examination by sticking his head up his own ass, once infamously asserted, “We cannot kill our way out of the war on Terror”.

There is so much wrong with that statement that it practically drives anyone insane who tries to contemplate it.

First of all, there is no “War on Terror”. The West is at WAR with Islam. Not radical Islam, not extremist Islam, not Islamic extremists, not Islamic terrorists, the West is at WAR with Islam, PERIOD. Second of all, that is exactly how war works. Wars only EVER end, when one side can no longer accept the death toll being inflicted on it by its opponents. That is the nature of war, its whole point is to kill and destroy until all resistance is obliterated.

Now the tricky part about war is, that how it ends depends entirely on who started it and who finishes it. Surrender, depending on who started it and who finishes it, does not mean a end of violence, killing and destruction. Historically speaking, surrender only means that whoever “Wins” is now free to kill and destroy at their own leisure.

From the most ancient wars up to the present this has been the pattern, from the Romans in the Punic Wars to the Russians in Germany during WWII, this is how it plays out. But but but, we’re more civilized today… No we are not, we are only civilized when we can afford to be civilized, or we would no long have the concept of war. More importantly, Islam most assuredly is not civilized. Islam is out to conquer the entire world.

Islam, true to the ancient pattern of war, will not accept the West’s surrender and then cease all violence. It will kill anyone and everyone who might represent a threat to its dominance. Just as the Sumerians did, just as the Egyptians did, just as the Romans did. Just as every great empire in humanity did up until a few hundred years ago.

Refusing to understand this is the equivalent of committing suicide, but not just committing suicide for yourself, but for everyone around you and every generation that should have followed you.

In the world post 09/11/2001 many people have insanely and repeatedly asked, “How is this war with Islam going to end”. Tragically, while that question has already been answered, the vast majority of the political class (world wide by the way) have stubbornly refused to even contemplate the answer.

I will now give you that answer, it not pretty, its a damned hard pill to swallow.

The Three Conjectures

Conjecture 2: Attaining WMDs will destroy Islam

This fixity of malice was recognized in President Bush’s West Point address in the summer of 2002, when he concluded that “deterrence — the promise of massive retaliation against nations — means nothing against shadowy terrorist networks with no nation or citizens to defend.” The enemy was equally indifferent to inducement or threat. Neither making nice — Jimmy Carter’s withdrawal from Iran, Reagan’s abandonment of Lebanon, Bush’s defense of Saudi Arabia, Clinton’s rescue of Albanian Muslims from Serbian genocide, the payment of billions in aid to Egypt and Pakistan — nor the gravest of threats would alter the enemy’s intent to utterly destroy and enslave America. Allah had condemned America. The Faithful only had to find the means to carry out the execution.

Because capability is the sole variable of interest in the war against terrorism, the greater the Islamic strike capability becomes, the stronger the response will be. An unrepeatable attack with a stolen WMD weapon would elicit a different response from one arising from a capability to strike on a sustained and repetitive basis. The riposte to an unrepeatable attack would be limited. However, suppose Pakistan or North Korea engineered a reliable plutonium weapon that could be built to one-point safety in any machine shop with a minimum of skill, giving Islamic terrorists the means to repeatedly attack America indefinitely. Under these circumstances, there would no incentive to retaliate proportionately. The WMD exchange would escalate uncontrollably until Islam was destroyed.

Consider a case where Islamic terrorists obliterate a city, causing five times the deaths at Hiroshima and an American limited response.
Iteration Non-Islamic Losses Islamic Losses
1 – 5 x 10^5 -2 x 10^6
Total – 5 x 10^5 -2 x 10^6

In a war between nations, the conflict might stop at this point. But since there is no one with whom to negotiate a peace and no inclination to stop anyhow, the Islamic terrorists will continue while they have the capability and the cycle of destruction continues.
Iteration Non-Islamic Losses Islamic Losses
1 – 5 x 10^5 -2 x 10^6
2 – 1 x 10^6 -5 x 10^6
3 – 5 x 10^6 -1.5 x 10^7
4 – 8 x 10^6 -3.0 x 10^7
5 – 1.5 x 10^7 -5.0 x 10^7
Total – 2.95 x 10^7 -10.2 x 10^7

At this point, a United States choked with corpses could still not negotiate an end to hostilities or deter further attacks. There would be no one to call on the Red Telephone, even to surrender to. In fact, there exists no competent Islamic authority, no supreme imam who could stop a jihad on behalf of the whole Muslim world. Even if the terror chiefs could somehow be contacted in this apocalyptic scenario and persuaded to bury the hatchet, the lack of command and control imposed by the cell structure would prevent them from reining in their minions. Due to the fixity of intent, attacks would continue for as long as capability remained. Under these circumstances, any American government would eventually be compelled by public desperation to finish the exchange by entering -1 x 10^9 in the final right hand column: total retaliatory extermination.
Iteration Non-Islamic Losses Islamic Losses
1 – 5 x 10^5 -2 x 10^6
2 – 1 x 10^6 -5 x 10^6
3 – 5 x 10^6 -1.5 x 10^7
4 – 8 x 10^6 -3.0 x 10^7
5 – 1.5 x 10^7 -5.0 x 10^7
6 0 -8.93 x 10^8
Total – 2.95 x 10^7 -1 x 10^9

The so-called strengths of Islamic terrorism: fanatical intent; lack of a centralized leadership; absence of a final authority and cellular structure guarantee uncontrollable escalation once the nuclear threshold is crossed. Therefore the ‘rational’ American response to the initiation of terrorist WMD attack would be all out retaliation from the outset.
Iteration Non-Islamic Losses Islamic Losses
1 – 5 x 10^5 -1 x 10^9
Total – 5 x 10^5 -1 x 10^9

James Lileks and the Pew respondents would not lose America; but like the boogeyman in Seven, Islam would take it’s soul. The most startling result of this analysis is that a catastrophic outcome for Islam is guaranteed whether America retaliates or not. Even if the President decided to let all Americans die to expiate their historical guilt, why would Islamic terrorists stop after that? They would move on to Europe and Asia until finally China, Russia, Japan, India or Israel, none of them squeamish, wrote -1 x 10^9 in the final right hand column. They too would be prisoners of the same dynamic, and they too have weapons of mass destruction.

Even if Islam killed every non-Muslim on earth they would almost certainly continue to kill each other with their new-found weaponry. Revenge bombings between rival groups and wars between different Islamic factions are the recurring theme of history. Long before 3,000 New Yorkers died on September 11, Iraq and Iran killed 500,000 Muslims between them. The greatest threat to Muslims is radical Islam; and the greatest threat of all is a radical Islam armed with weapons of mass destruction.

If you were hoping that maybe the answer wouldn’t be so bad… Sorry, you were mistaken.

Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.


When Ted Cruz first announced his candidacy for the Presidency of the United States, I was thrilled. At the time, all I really knew about Ted Cruz, is that he was a firebrand Senator from Texas, who had a very admirable resume. He had argued numerous cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, and been the law clerk for William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and had served his home state as Solicitor General with distinction. I knew that he was a Christian and a Conservative.

So, Ted was my first choice as a candidate for the Republican Party. Then along came Donald J Trump. No, Trump did not automatically become my first choice. I was watching with great interest the impact that his candidacy was having on the entire political process, and was absolutely loving it. The self anointed political aristocracy was going stark raving mad. The GOP Establishment had betrayed their base (Which included me) over and over and over again for decades, and their betrayals were becoming more blatant and in our face with each passing betrayal. Trump was making them gnash their teeth and pee all over themselves.

Yet, despite how much I was enjoying watching the GOP Establishment set their hair on fire over Donald Trump, I was hoping that Trump was clearing a path for Ted Cruz.

Then came Iowa. Ted did something that shocked me to my core, something that revolted me. It wasn’t one thing, it was actually two. I found those two particular acts utterly revolting. First his campaign staff sent out a flier very specifically designed to look just like a Department of Elections notice that threatened to disqualify primary election voting right to individuals and expose their voting record, if they did not vote for Ted Cruz. Then his campaign staff wilfully and intentional spread the false rumour that Ben Carson was cancelling his campaign and withdrawing from the race.

In short, Ted Cruz made himself, or his campaign staff made him look like an amoral win at any cost sleazy lawyer. There is absolutely nothing even remotely either Conservative nor Christian about embracing and adhering to the ideology that “The End Justifies the Means”. The ideology that “The End Justifies the Means” is as diametrically opposed to the moral and ethical values of both Christianity and Conservatism as it is possible to be.

That is when I took my first step back from Ted Cruz. I still was considering that perhaps Ted Cruz as Donald Trump’s Vice President would be a good Conservative remedy to the current corruption that has engulfed Mordor on the Potomac. Perhaps, after all, it wasn’t Ted Cruz who had masterminded those two utterly repugnant acts. Perhaps those were unauthorized actions taken by members of his campaign staff.

Then came this.

Cruz says Drudge to blame for email claiming Rubio quitting

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sought to explain away a supporter’s decision to spread rumours of Marco Rubio’s exit from the 2016 race by blaming the Drudge Report website.

In an interview with Fox News personality Megyn Kelly that aired on Wednesday, Cruz said an email casting doubt on Rubio’s viability came from a volunteer in Hawaii that is not affiliated with his presidential campaign. “Our legal counsel sent them a letter saying take that email down [that] one volunteer sent out. And by the way, they forwarded a CNN story that was the lead story on Drudge is what the volunteer did,” Cruz said.

“[We asked] them to take it down anyway, why? Because we knew that other campaigns would seek to try to attack my integrity because a volunteer forwards a story that’s the lead story on Drudge to other voters. And we knew that reporters would do what you’re doing, which is ask, ‘Doesn’t this prove you’re unethical that voters are forwarding links to news stories?'”

Kelly protested that she did not phrase the question in that way, and Cruz was shown replying that he has “no idea” if the news of Rubio’s demise is true or false.”This is the way politics is played. Where if you have a campaign, the Rubio campaign, they don’t want to focus on the issues, they want to talk about Donald’s hands,” Cruz continued. “How about focusing on how we solve the problems in this country?”

When his campaign staff knowingly and wilfully spread the exact same rumour about Ben Carson, Ted Cruz did the exact same thing, which is to say, instead of accepting responsibility for what his campaign staff had done, he tried to blame CNN.

Sorry Ted, do something once, and it might be considered an accident, do the exact same thing twice, and it is evidence of a pattern of behaviour. In this case, it is clearly an indication that you and your campaign staff 100 percent subscribe to the ideological maxim that “The End Justifies the Means”. The ideology that “The End Justifies the Means” is neither Christian nor Conservative, and I for one cannot support anyone who I believe subscribes to that ideology.

Mitt Romney; The bucket of used camel snot edition.


There was a time, when I actually thought Mitt Romney was a decent stand up kind of guy. Holy Crap was I ever mistaken.

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a scorching indictment of Donald Trump on Thursday, calling him a phony, a fraud, a misogynist and a bully who threatens America’s future.

Let me put this into its proper context for you. During the 2008 and 2012 presidential election cycles, the GOP Establishment had their useless imbeciles pushing two very specific memes on the Republican base.

1) That the 2008/2012 elections were so critical to the survival of America, that if the Democrats succeeded in putting Obama in the Whitehouse, America as we knew it was finished.

2) that the only way to avoid #1, was by voting for the Republican nominee, regardless of who it turned out to be.

Basically, the GOP Establishment has been saying, you have to do what we tell you because America is only one election away from utter destruction. At some point it finally occurred to me (that would be when I learned that it was John McCain’s own staff who ambushed Sarah Palin), that if America genuinely was one election away from utter destruction, then that one election was behind us, not in front of us.

In 2010 the GOP Establishment was handed the keys to the House of Representatives, in 2014 the key’s to the Senate. What did they do with those keys? The stabbed their base in the back repeatedly and with abundant joy and zeal.

At the beginning of this election cycle, the GOP Establishment made a huge dog and pony show out of publicly demanding that Republican Frontrunner Donald Trump swear an oath to support the eventual Republican nominee.

Mitt Romney made several things abundantly clear with his attack on Donald Trump. He made it utterly and indisputably clear that the elitist self anointed aristocratic Republican Establishment do not and never have actually believed that America was only one election away from utter destruction. He also made it utterly and indisputably clear that the GOP Establishment does not consider loyalty to the nominee worth keeping, unless the nominee was the one they choose.

I have said this before, though I believe it bears repeating. We, who are the republican Base, have awoken. We know that you in the elitist aristocracy have betrayed us. We are not as stupid or gullible as you think we are. Nor are we as forgiving as you hope we are.

We have done something to you, you have not figured it out yet, you are way to smart to figure it out. We, the Base, have forced you the Establishment into a position of having to burn the Republican Party to the fucking ground. Go ahead, follow Mitt Romney right off the cliff, you have nowhere else to go any more. You were warned again and again, you chose to ignore those warnings, instead believing that you could lie the Republican Base back to sleep again. Except, that isn’t happening this time.

Oh, and Romney, McConnell, McCain, Ryan and the rest of you GOP Establishment treasonous backstabbing bastards, I pray to god that in your narcissistic arrogance you totally ignore Judge Jeanine Pirro warning to you. What ever you do, do not reconsider your actions or words, Do not be careful. Be Louis the XVII and Marie-Antoinette, and yes, I do pray to god you end up the same way Louis and Marie did.

Are the GOP Establishment trying to start an actual Civil War?


Joseph Stalin once infamously was quoted as saying, “Its not who votes that counts, its who counts the votes”. Acting as a surrogate for the GOP Establishment, Mitt Romney has come out in the last couple of days and basically told the Republican base, “We do not give a flying fuck what you want, we will decide who is the Republican nominee”. The GOP Establishment has decided that if Donald Trump wins the Party nomination, that they are going to force a false Brokered Convention. Where they, not the Republican base decide who will be the Republican Presidential Nominee.

For a long time now anger has been building up in the Republican base under what is now obvious is the false assumption that the GOP Establishment were merely out of touch with the base, and ignorant of what the base really wants. Far to many of us fell for the lie, that it was their inside the beltway bubble that insulated them from reality and made them think that the Doner class wanted the same thing as the party base.

Well, the Presidential campaign of Donald Trump has ripped that mask off of the GOP Establishment. What we now see, what has now become indisputable, is that the GOP Establishment is neither out of touch, nor ignorant of what the Republican base actually believes or wants. The absolutely indisputable truth that Donald Trump has forced to step out into the light of day, is that the GOP Establishment fully knows and understand what its base believes and wants, and they just do not give a damn.

The United States Declaration of Independence has a little something to say on this subject.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

The GOP Establishment obviously believe that the will of the people no longer has any place in deciding their own governance. Since the Republican base can no longer be counted on to do what their elitist self anointed political aristocrats tell them to do, those self same elitist self anointed political aristocrats have made it perfectly crystal clear that they will now be doing the deciding on behalf of their hoi polli subjects.

The great Christian apologist writer CS Lewis foresaw this day coming, and in foreseeing, he handed down this precautionary warning.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

― C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology (Making of Modern Theology)

The GOP Establishment has made it indisputably clear that the party’s base no longer is to be allowed to make any decisions about the party itself. At this point in time, what difference is there between the GOP Establishment and Joseph Stalin’s infamous Communist Party? The GOP Establishment is making a mockery of the Declaration of Independence and the entire Constitution of the United States of America. To suggest that they longer govern by the consent of the governed is no exaggeration. It has become an all to painfully obvious reality.

I had hoped to live my entire life without seeing Thomas Jefferson’s most somber prediction come to life.

The British ministry have so long hired their gazetteers to repeat and model into every form lies about our being in anarchy, that the world has at length believed them, the English nation has believed them, the ministers themselves have come to believe them, & what is more wonderful, we have believed them ourselves. Yet where does this anarchy exist? Where did it ever exist, except in the single instance of Massachusetts? And can history produce an instance of rebellion so honourably conducted? I say nothing of it’s motives. They were founded in ignorance, not wickedness. God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & a half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.

More trouble with Robots.


I recently wrote a snarky piece about robots taking jobs away from low and semi skilled blue collar workers. One of my readers pointed out that there is already software being written that writes. (H/T Ms Jackie)

http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/for-storytellers/will-ai-take-writing-jobs-away-from-content-marketers/

Well, it seems that the threat isn’t confined to just low and semi skilled blue collar workers, or even to writers. The robots or actually in this case, computer software is also gunning for highly skilled white collar office workers.

The Robots Are Coming for Wall Street

This might sound like bragging. But Nadler was primarily recounting those reactions as a way of explaining his concern about the impact that start-ups like his are likely to have on the financial industry. Within a decade, he said, between a third and a half of the current employees in finance will lose their jobs to Kensho and other automation software. It began with the lower-paid clerks, many of whom became unnecessary when stock tickers and trading tickets went electronic. It has moved on to research and analysis, as software like Kensho has become capable of parsing enormous data sets far more quickly and reliably than humans ever could. The next ‘‘tranche,’’ as Nadler puts it, will come from the employees who deal with clients: Soon, sophisticated interfaces will mean that clients no longer feel they need or even want to work through a human being.

‘‘I’m assuming that the majority of those people over a five-to-10-year horizon are not going to be replaced by other people,’’ he said, getting into the flow of his thoughts, which, for Nadler, meant closing his eyes and gesticulating as though he were preaching or playing the piano. ‘‘In 10 years Goldman Sachs will be significantly smaller by head count than it is today.’’

Goldman executives are reluctant to discuss the plight of their displaced financial analysts. Several managers I spoke to insisted that Kensho has not yet caused any layoffs, nor is it likely to soon. Nadler had warned me that I would hear something like that. ‘‘When you start talking about automating jobs,’’ he said, ‘‘everybody all of a sudden gets really quiet.’’

Goldman employees who lose their jobs to machines are not likely to evoke much pity. But it is exactly Goldman’s privileged status that makes the threat to its workers so interesting. If jobs can be displaced at Goldman, they can probably be displaced even more quickly at other, less sophisticated companies, within the financial industry as well as without.

So there you have it. In the quest for ever higher profit margins, certain members of the ultra elite 1 percent, are pouring money into developing both machines and software that basically are designed to replace human beings. I have to laugh somewhat at this though. If they succeed, then eventually not only will they replace all of their employees, but it is almost certain that they will find themselves bitten by the law of unintended consequences.

Therefore, I ask this Reductio ad absurdum question? If software can replace the highly skilled white collar financial analysts at Goldman Sachs, then how long after that before they can and do replace senior executive level management? How long after that before we see the first billionaire robots?

Google is threatening the end of manual labour.

Google robot is ‘the end of manual labor’: VC

Kensho, whether Nadler realizes it or not, is threatening the end of intellectual labour. Where is the insatiable lust for ever greater profit margins leading? You don’t have to be a rocket scientist level genius to see what is coming. The top 1 percent of the 1 percent owning pretty much everything until they themselves suddenly find themselves made redundant by their own creations. In a world where machines do all the labour, not just the manual labour, but all labour, how do the 99 percent feed themselves? How do they pay their bills? How do they purchase the products and services that allow the 1 percent to be the 1 percent?

Good looking out guys, what could possibly go wrong, eh?

 

EDIT: Ok, so I just had a strange thought, with the Robots taking everyones jobs, what about politicians? Would you vote for a Robot politician? Would you vote for a Robot Congressman or Senator? How about a Robot President of the United States of America?