A few (admittedly) simple thoughts.

A few (admittedly) simple thoughts on the economic consequences of a Trump Presidency.

Mathematics is and never has been a simple concept. As the millennia have passed it has only become more complex and difficult to understand without years of dedication to its structure, syntax and nomenclature. In short, mathematics has become the single most complex of all human languages. Yes, mathematics is a language, though it is not a spoken language it is never the less a language. It is a language that describes the universe in all its glorious mysterious complexities.

From ancient times humans have been engaging in various forms of commerce. Commerce being the exchange of goods, labor and idea’s. In its earliest form it exchanged goods in a form of transaction known as barter. At some point in time, simple barter became to cumbersome for growing civic society. Or, to be more precise, it became to cumbersome for the process of taxation. Thus was born the first of the symbolic abstract representations for tangible goods and labor. From the very beginning currency is and always has been a medium that’s value is predicated on representing something other than itself.

At its inception it represented certain specific quantities of tangible goods. A single copper or silver coin equaled a fixed number of bushels of grain, chickens, cows or other manufactured goods. It evolved into a symbolic representation of labor and then inevitably into a symbolic representation of time itself. As in that long time prior, gold, silver, copper and all other forms of currency hold little actual value in and of themselves. They are symbolic representations of tangible goods, idea’s and physical labor, specifically quantities far to great to be transported by a single individual with great ease.

For millennia simple addition and subtraction were sufficient to deal with basic currency transactions. With the invention of accrued interest more complex mathematics become necessary. The more complex society became, the more complex mathematics became and the more complex financial transactions became. The more complex the mathematics involved in financial transactions became, the better those governing any society were able to stabilize the societies that they governed became.

The mathematics that govern said transactions, including taxation, evolved into the science of Economics. Half jokingly referred to by many of its practitioners as a “Voodoo Science” it is an extremely complex branch of mathematics. Its complexity draws not from the mathematics itself, but from the unpredictable nature of the physical conditions that it describes. The inability to predict when it will rain or how much it will rain, thus crop failures or livestock mortality, add a degree of uncertainty to the calculation that make it almost seem as if economist are guessing which way the economy will go.

Crop failures and livestock mortality are but two of literally dozens of variables trapped inside the equations which economist rely on. Two of the most difficult variables to accurately model are greed and fear. Traveling down this path far enough, and we reach perhaps the single greatest obstruction to accurate economic modeling. A failure to grasp the implications of mathematics and human greed and fear. Here, that ancient invention of accrued interest rears is ugly head. It does so in that brutal manner genuinely only mathematics can do.

When accrued interest was invented, so was a rule that would not be discovered for millennia, a rule blessed and cherished by investors, banker’s stockbrokers and basically everyone involved in the financial industry. Enter the Rule of 72. The Rule of 72 defines the amount of time any investment at any given interest rate requires to double in value. Hidden deep inside the Rule of 72 is a vicious and hideous monster waiting for the unsuspecting.

You can only keep doubling the grains of rice on a chess board for so long before the number of grains of rice weigh more than the entire earth does. Greed and a failure to grasp the mathematical implications of the Rule of 72 blind most people to what must eventually come to pass. Transpose the grains of rice on the chess board with currency, and the doubling of grains of rice with interest accrued under the Rule of 72 and the inescapable consequence is that eventually the weight of currency becomes so great that the entire planet earth’s financial system is crushed under the burden of its weight.

A friend of mine, who as it just happens, holds a post graduated degree in economics is quite fond of pointing me to articles written by Dr Roubini. Doctor Doom as many in the media have christened him has a damned good track record of predicting failures within the financial industry. In 2015 Dr Doom predicted that the worlds financial industries were in extreme danger of being “Reset” by a “liquidity time bomb”.

Dr. Doom: This ‘time bomb’ will trigger next financial collapse.

While Dr Doom does not spell it out as I do here, and perhaps would even disagree with my analysis, I would argue that Dr Doom’s “liquidity time bomb” is essentially my “Rule of 72 Monster”. There is no simple path out of the quagmire the worlds financial system is in. A “Reset” is coming regardless of what any of the worlds leaders do. The question here being, will it be a hard reset or a gradual (soft) reset. The variables in the equations, greed and fear, will make the path forward fraught with danger for not just President Trump, but for all of the worlds leaders.

Nobel Prize winning mathematician John Forbes Nash employing game theory, both identified the problem, and its solution in his Nobel Prize winning equation that bears his name, “The Nash Equation”. The problem of course is that Nash’s solution only works if everyone agrees to abide by it. Remember the variables greed and fear? In other words, while Nash provided the solution, its highly unlikely that it will ever be enacted. Given this as a painfully obvious reality, Dr Roubini has weighed in on the implications and probable realities of a Trump Presidency and its world wide economic consequences.

Trump’s Monetary Conundrum

For a guy nicknamed Dr Doom, this article seems rather optimistic. Yes, it contains plenty of warnings of how things could go very wrong. That said, it is not a gloom and doom article, but a cautionary one of potential pitfalls to be avoided and possible paths towards economic recovery.

Vacationing in Pittsburgh.

In this world in which we find ourselves sojourning, if we are so fortunate to find a genuine friend, then we may count ourselves truly blessed. My dearest and closest friend, who just happened to be my mother, passed on September 15th of 2016. Though it may not seem so since I am so free with my opinions and willing to post them here for all the world to see, I am in fact a man of significant solitude. The number of people I take into my deepest confidence is a pretty small number.

I am also a man of divergent public conflicts. Having spent most of my life as a performing musician, one side of me is a very gregarious and outgoing individual. I am, as anyone who has ever met me in person can easily attest, the absolute life of any party I attend. I am gentle, kind, humorous, funny, friendly and an absolute riot to be around. I also, in diametrical opposition to my gregarious public nature, have a profound need for periods of solicitude. I simply need quiet time to think and reflect on what I see and perceive around me.

Among the handful of individuals on this earth who have my confidence is a Renascence man who makes his residence in a small hamlet in Pennsylvania on the outskirts of Pittsburgh overlooking the Ohio river. In the wake of a number of personal tragedies that have befallen me and my family over the course of the last 2 years, this true gentleman and scholar and his beautiful wife absolutely insisted that I come and spend a week with them. My soul was being crushed, and he saw this where I could not. He and his beautiful wife saw that I needed help, and they were not about to take no for an answer. That my friends, is the definition of friendship.

So, at their insistence, I allowed myself to be packed like a sardine into a hollow aluminum tube and hurled through the stratosphere at 500 mile per hour from sunny San Diego, California to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The seven day weather forecast for where I was going promised to be cold, cloudy and rainy. In what my gracious hosts described as a rather shocking turn of events, it was none of the above. In fact, is seemed rather as though the glorious weather of Southern California had decided to travel with me.

img_20161104_113947 (Arriving in Saint Louis)

Beaver County, Pennsylvania was utterly beautiful, 72 degree’s and sunny for 5 out of the six days I was there.

img_20161104_164231 (Either Beaver county or Allegheny county seen from the air, not sure which one)

img_20161104_164827 (Arriving in Pittsburgh)

While we only spent one day in Pittsburgh itself, I can honestly say that I was surprised. I was expecting it to be a cold and impersonal major industrial complex. While it is indisputably true that this is one aspect of Pittsburgh, it is equally true that to exclusively categorize Pittsburgh as such would be totally incorrect and grossly unfair. Surprise, surprise Pittsburgh has a heart, and that heart beats with culture, joy and friendship. In Pittsburgh there is a shopping district known as “The Strip”. If you are a foodie, love exceptionally well crafted beer’s or are into arts and crafts, “The Strip” will blow your mind.

img_20161107_130435 (A store in “The Strip”, absolute foodie heaven)

As an individual who has for the most part grown up in Southern California (which contrary to what you might have been led to believe by Television, Movies or Media propaganda is actually a desert) I found rural Pennsylvania with its mind numbing amounts of water and green vegetation something akin to being on a powerful hallucinate. Now mind you, it was late autumn while I was there, so it wasn’t just the ever present green, but also the spectacular range of gold, red and purple in the trees and plants that led to this surreal feeling.

img_20161105_165718(Rural Pennsylvania countryside)

Where I live in Southern California we have 100 shades of brown, except during our very short spring, when everything temporarily turns green. Pennsylvania on the other hand not only has a thousand shades of green, come autumn is has a million (or so it seemed to me) shades of gold, yellow, red and purple. And as my friend, henceforth to be referred to by his chosen online persona coldwarrior, was more than a little amused to note my reaction to, it has water. Oh lord does Pennsylvania have water. You can’t swing a dead cat without it splashing in water a dozen times.

Southern California is not a desert because its Southern California, its a desert because it almost never rains here. That is the classic definition of a desert, a place where it doesn’t rain. Now mind you, you have to understand that 50 percent of California’s legal residents moved here from the other 47 continuous states. When they moved here, they brought with them, and steadfastly refuse to adapt, their notions of green lawns and lush vegetation, that quiet frankly, have no place in Southern California.

Consequently you often hear the Media babbling on mindlessly about this drought or that drought in California. The truth however, is that those of us who are either natives or have grown up here understand that Southern California never experiences a drought. We do however, every 30 to 40 years experience 10 or 15 years where it rains more than usual. I have lived here in Southern California for 45 years. Our lack of water isn’t because of any drought, its because we live in a desert, and this is what I am used to. The sheer amount of water everywhere in Pennsylvania really was amazing to me. It was like traveling to an alien planet.

Coldwarrior’s parents live way out in the boonies, and I do mean, even for Pennsylvania, way out in the boonies. They have the most amazingly beautiful home. Its nestled in a rural agricultural community perched on the edge of what those of us from California would consider an enchanted forest. Peaking out of that forest from time to time are farms where crops are grown. With river’s and creeks snaking gracefully across the landscape. Hell, there is even a creek directly behind the house and a pond that acts as part of the river flood control system.

img_20161105_112114 (The road to Mister and Misses Coldwarrior’s Parents house)

Mister and Misses Coldwarrior’s Parents are the sweetest most adorable couple evar… Mr Coldwarrior’s dad is a man of few words, quick with a smile and gentle laugh. He spends his time out in his garage puttering around doing man cave things when not doing honey-do stuff. Mrs Coldwarrior’s mom, is the grandmother that everybody wants their kids to have. Yes, she bakes cookies and bread and does all the traditional grandmother stuff. Oh, and Mrs Coldwarrior’s mom makes the Energizer bunny nervous and feel tired. I don’t think she ever gets out of third gear or slow down to below 70 miles per hour.

img_20161106_092840_burst001_cover (The creek behind Mister and Misses Coldwarrior’s Parents house)

img_20161106_092332 (The pond behind Mister and Misses Coldwarrior’s Parents house)

Now my good friend coldwarrior has been home brewing beer for probably the last 25 to 30 years. Dudes home brew beer is literally as good as any Kraft beer you will find anywhere, and better than most major brewery beers. This is no bullshit or exaggeration, it is a straight up FACT. Those who know me, know that I really love a good dark Ale. I am admittedly something of a beer snob. Now this next part is speculation based on impression, not only does he brew an exceptional brew, but he likewise seems to know every brew pub within 50 miles of his home. Moreover, he knows which of their brews are the best.

So, Mr Coldwarrior, the lovely Mrs Coldwarrior and I went Kraft Beer pub crawling. What a delightful adventure that was. The food was wonderful, the beer exceptional and the crowds at each place friendly and congenial. Now, you must understand, you don’t find a lot of really old buildings in Southern California. Its as though we have some kind of compulsion to knock old stuff down and build new stuff every 30 or 40 years or so. Perhaps this is due to the fact that we have earthquakes out here. You really don’t want to live in or work in any building that the earth has rattled half apart.

img_20161109_124317 (those are battered deep fried pickles)

img_20161107_121352 (This is a brew pub and Pizza joint called “The Church Brew Works” which was built in an old Catholic Church)

One of the consequences of this, is that California has a very homogeneous architectural style. You simple do not drive through our communities and neighborhood and see dozens of architectural styles side by side. Pennsylvania on the other hand is like an old patchwork quit of architectural styles, with literally dozens of architectural styles side by side. For a poor Southern Californian driving through the small towns, cities and hamlets of Pennsylvania, with its myriad diversity of architectural styles, well, lets just say their was a lot of neck twisting and “Oh, circle back around the block, I want to get a better look at that” involved.

img_20161107_100244 (A Church where Coldwarrior lives, no, we just do not build like this in Southern California)

To say that my vacation in Pennsylvania was enjoyable would be not merely an understatement, it would be an injustice to the graciousness of my hosts and the great State of Pennsylvania. Since the death of my sister in March of 2015, my brother being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, and then my mother’s death this past September, stress has been building up in me. The mark of a true and genuine friend, is someone who sees you suffering when you yourself do not, and does something about it.

The time spent with Mr and Mrs Coldwarior and their three utterly delightful little girls was not just enjoyable, it quiet literally might have saved my life and certainly my sanity. I cannot begin to thank them enough for what must rightfully be called a medical, emotional and spiritual intervention. God bless you Mr and Mrs Coldwarior, Mr and Mrs Coldwarior’s Parents, and those little sweetie pies of yours. May the Lord Jesus Christ shower you with an abundance of blessing that overflow your cup beyond your wildest imaginations, and may god bless the wonderful and beautiful state of Pennsylvania.

Do not go gentle into that good night

My Mother passed today. She was 80 years old. She was a Christian. She was the sweetest kindest most gentle soul that I have ever known. I cannot begin to express the sorrow that now fills my soul. I will miss her gentle guidance, and warmth. Her faith in Jesus Christ was the brightest shining light in my life. From her, I learned compassion and mercy. I learned what a true rock of stability in times of tribulation was.

On September 6th 2016, she was admitted into the hospital. She has having trouble breathing. She was initially diagnosed as suffering from a pulmonary edema. Later it was discovered that she had pneumonia. The pneumonia and pulmonary edema resulted in two heart attacks and a stroke. She had Congestive Heart Failure, which she had battled for over 20 years.

In the end, after EGG had determined that she had suffered Brain death, I was left with no choice but to request that the ventilator that was keeping her body alive be switched off. To say that it was the most difficult decision I have ever made, would be a understatement of EPIC proportions.

My mother was my dearest and closest friend. I have spent the last 16 years looking after her. They were the most wonderful and most painful years of my life. The last 8, I have spend basically at her side.

If anyone knows a way to make this easy… Yea… dont bother calling. Yes it hurts. it hurt’s more than I can say or you can know. But I don’t really want that hurt to go away. I want it to be something that I can live with. she was my best friend in the whole world. I don’t ever want to get over losing her, I just want to be able to endure her passing.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Apparatchik’s of the New York Slimes.

The New York Slimes, known for over 100 years as one of, if not the most dishonest Publication in America, is at it again. In a piece that would make Walter Duranty, infamous Marxist Propaganda apparatchik proud. The Slimes writes a definitive justification of assassination journalism.

No, technically isn’t not Journalism, as journalism has not been practiced in America in over 70 years. Its pure Marxist propaganda, of the style that wan Duranty his infamous Pulitzer Prize, which the Slimes not only refuses to return, but still proudly displays and jealously guards.

Because if you believe all of those things, you have to throw out the textbook American journalism has been using for the better part of the past half-century, if not longer, and approach it in a way you’ve never approached anything in your career.

In a rather amusing manner, the Slimes admits that they are a propaganda apparatus for the apparatchik’s of today who desperately attempt to emulate Duranty. Duranty, for those whose fundamental grasp of basic journalism history goes not further back then Brian Williams, was the Moscow Bureau Chief of The New York Times from the Bolshevik until well into the reign of Joseph Stalin.

Duranty gained his so called fame through writing straight up lies about Stalin’s Gulag system and mass murder of tens of millions of Cossack’s during the Soviet Unions Holodomor. Pretending to be an objective journalist, Duranty was in fact a Marxist Apparatchik, Apologist and disseminator of Marxist Propaganda.

Even after his lies were not only discovered, but proven beyond any possibility of doubt to have been written with a full knowledge and willful forethought of malice the New York Slimes not only never made any attempt to wash the blood off their hands that Duranty’s propaganda justified, to this very day the Slimkes continues to revere Duranty and hold him in the highest of esteem.

But the question that everyone is grappling with is: Do normal standards apply? And if they don’t, what should take their place?

Normal standards for the New York Slimes, is just enough truth to make the story recognizable, and then enough lies to confuse the Devil himself.

Covering Mr. Trump as an abnormal and potentially dangerous candidate is more than just a shock to the journalistic system. It threatens to throw the advantage to his news conference-averse opponent, Hillary Clinton, who should draw plenty more tough-minded coverage herself.

Little more than 2 paragraphs into his diatribe, Jim Rutenberg, proves that his hit piece on Trump is exactly the standard dishonest fecal matter than has been considered the Gold standard of Slimes propaganda since Duranty.

What Rutenberg carefully avoids informing is readers is that the so called standards of American Journalism that he ponders the need to cast aside, are none other than Hunter S Thompson’s Marxist apologetic “Gonzo Journalism” political activism masquerading as Journalism.

The entire intent of Rutenbergs screed is to deceive the reader into believing that Rutenberg and his fellow Apparatchik are engaging in a searching and fearless moral inventory of their journalist integrity and ethics in an attempt to determine the morally and ethically correct manner in which to present the general public with information regarding Donald Trump the Candidate.

In reality, nothing could possibly be further from the truth. Rutenberg and the New York Slimes are engaging in dishonest and hostile propaganda campaign against Trump in a very decidedly and blatantly obvious attempt to influence the outcome of a Presidential contest in America.

Moreover, they are attempting to write the template for every other Marxist/Socialist Apparatchik in the American Mainstream Media to use as a definitive defense for engaging in the exact same political activism under the masquerade of objective truthful hard hitting journalism.

What Rutenberg and the New York Slimes are doing is little more then dusting off the deceit and manipulation practices of Walter Duranty. Lies, lies of omission, half truths, willful manipulations of facts and outright deceptions and propagation of Marxist/Socialist Propaganda disguised as the Truth. These have been the hallmarks of the Slimes for over 100 years.

The Blood on the hands of the New York Slimes that Walter Duranty put there will never be washed off, and as if that itself were not bad enough, the Slimes is proud of that Blood and openly seeking to add a new generation of fresh blood to their hands like a coat of fresh paint.

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.



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.