Monday, June 27, 2016

Western Civilization

Early Days
Families have always been the foundation of human groupings and they still are.  If our families were large enough and existential threats small enough, our families became the Clans we belonged too.  We were subject to “house rules”.  We were “hunter-gatherers or farmers or fishermen.  Tribes of family Clans formed when more protection from threats was needed.  The parents were in charge in family Clans and a Tribal Leader was chosen from among them in Tribes with more than one family.  They established “house rules”.  Tribal life required military service to protect the Tribe from aggressors or to act as aggressors.

Religion consisted of Pagans and Jews.  We know the Old Testament of the Bible from Genesis on and that codified Jewish history.  Pagan history was varied and colorful, with some similarities between Greek, Germanic, Celtic and Roman gods.  These Pagan gods were thought to affect our well-being and survival through weather, crops, livestock fertility, health and success, but had few “house rules” regarding our morals.

The Judeo-Christian culture began to spread after 33AD with the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  Christians embraced the Old Testament, but preached the New Testament that included the promise of “paradise”.  Some house rules changed and the moral code got tougher.  Sex was restricted to monogamous man-women marital relations and everybody else got celibacy.

Egypt, Greece & Rome formed civilizations that grew much larger than Tribes.  Greece invented democracy and the “voters” decided their laws.  Pharos, Kings and Emperors appeared to begin the Feudal System of succession by birth.  The Rulers made the laws with and without advice. 

Property laws were established to allow trade to progress without murder and theft, but laws weren’t always followed.  Rulers eventually enforced laws if they wanted the trade.  Property ownership was often the wealth acquired as a reward from a ruler or was taken by conquest.  Roman law was well known, but taxes were oppressive.  Pax Romana, the Roman Peace lasted from 27 BC to 180 AD gave subjugated people protection from invasion. 

Wars were common world-wide as Tribes and Civilizations sought out “safe” places to be and other Tribes and Civilizations sought to replace them.  The necessity to survive made it critical that everybody learn how to fight.  That perpetuated a “War Culture” for centuries.  During times of peace, large Civilizations survived by employing “professional armies”.  Smaller groupings of tribes relied on the farmers and livestock herders who had forgotten how to shoot an arrow and they had problems.

Slaves were the logical result of winning wars and having captives; they became slaves if they behaved. They gave the winners a free labor source to build their infrastructure and buildings.  Slaves built the first water aqueducts, sanitary sewers, pyramids, coliseums, bridges and roads. They served households as cooks, maids, laborers and sex slaves.

Roman Emperor Constantine established Christianity for the Roman Empire with the Council of Nicaea in 325 AD.  This was a blessing for the Catholic Church, because it made the Church wealthy and large but that brought its own problems.  The Emperor was the boss until about 500 AD and then the Kings took over.  The Pope was expected to be a King at times and even had to rule Italy for a time.  The Pope was the pipeline to God, so they got the Pope to invent the “divine right of kings”.  The Pope could use “excommunication” as a weapon, but was always dependent on getting money and help from the Kings. The Pope crowned Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor in 800 AD.  The Pope served as the exclusive head of the Christian Church until the early 1500s

By 700 AD, Europe included the current European countries plus Russia, occupied by the Slavs and joined by the Vikings who migrated to Russia and began to expand in the 800s. 
The European culture developed under Christianity in Europe and included Russia.

The Catholic Pope was used like a football by the Roman Emperors and the Kings of Germany, France, Spain, Portugal England and other European countries throughout the Feudal period.  For a time, Prince- Bishops ruled large chunks of European countries, a job usually filled by a friend or relative of the King.

Protestant Reformation
The printing press was invented in 1448 and the protestant reformation was kicked off by Martin Luther in 1517.  In 1537 England formed its own church.   The next 100 years saw a plethora of Christian denominations who fled to America in the 1600s.

Western Culture vs Islam
Islam began in the 700s in Mecca and spread north through other Arab countries using the “convert or die” method.  Islam attempted to invade Europe from the 800s to the 1400s, but were defeated.  Now they are using migration to expand into Europe.

Multiculturalism by force won’t work in Europe or the US.  Sharia law is incompatible with Western law and culture.  70% of Muslims prefer Sharia and should return to Muslim countries.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Brexit Path

Oddly enough, a UN Rule would allow the UK to cancel their EU membership because they lost permission of the voters to remain in the EU.  This would help them avoid the long, drawn-out EU Rule 50 path. The existence of the UN Rule was shared by the Greek Finance Minister, but the media is not talking about it.

The EU is a dangerous and unnecessary layer of government that has removed the sovereignty of the citizens of its members.  The EU was established to implement UN Agenda 21 that was based on the global warming hoax.

Governments have their own agendas that inhibit trade and should no longer be allowed to interfere. Governments stress their role in trade to justify their own existence. Governments should just get out of the way. Free trade is trade that is free from government. Government is a parasite that is too susceptible to corruption to be trusted to interfere with the Private Economy.

All trade runs on the relationships between trading entities that last for at least a generation.  Global trade exists between vendors selling components and materials and manufacturers and processors.

The perceived buyer’s “value” of the product or material manufactured or processed is based on quality, design, price, and ease of purchase.  The end consumer should determines what products are purchased and what companies succeed or fail based on demand for their products.

Trade between countries has always been “interfered with” by government, especially with military equipment, technology and patent protection and that is their legitimate responsibility.  Countries who violate patent rights should be identified and avoided.  Governments have a responsibility to their citizens to ensure that they can be self-supporting and should expedite trade by making the process easier.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

Cruz on Brexit

Ted Cruz Sends Clear Warning to DC and Europe About What’s Coming Their Way After ‘Brexit’ Vote, By Mike Miller (1 day ago) | World

Ted Cruz has commented on Britain’s vote in favor of leaving the European Union. “The British people have spoken clearly,” he said. He also said that the United States can learn from the referendum.

Cruz emphasized: “The results should serve as a wake-up call for internationalist bureaucrats from Brussels to Washington, D.C., that some free nations still wish to preserve their national sovereignty.” “The United States can learn from the referendum and attend to the issues of security, immigration and economic autonomy that drove this historic vote.”

Growing public anger toward immigration and migrants was a key factor in the vote to leave the EU.

Cruz’s entire statement, as reported by Texas Tribune Reporter Patrick Svitek: In April, Cruz blasted President Obama for saying he would push the UK to the “back of the queue” if the Brits voted to leave the EU:

“Rather than scolding our closest allies for even considering exercising their rights as a sovereign nation, the President of the United States should look for ways to make Brexit, if it happens, an opportunity to enhance and strengthen the special relationship between our two countries.”

Both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supported “Remain,” while Donald Trump favored “Leave”.

Political Parties

In the US

Trump has included “populism” into the Republican Platform and challenged the Democrats’ claim that they actually represent “the little guy”.  Republican “elites” are slow to applaud Trump and start on adding “populism” to their platform.  Trump supporters agree that excessive immigration has taken jobs away from 100 million US citizens; they object to the Refugee Resettlement Program and they believe our federal government is lawless, doesn’t enforce its own laws, is quick to abuse its own citizens, is a tool of the UN and does not serve the will of the people. 

Neither Party has any credibility. The Republicans and the Democrats will both scramble to become more relevant.  Decades of UN Agenda 21 implementation could be reversed and their political parties are also not prepared to address voters’ demands. Americans believe that global warming is a hoax, thinks we give away too much money to foreign entities, believes government is corrupt and doesn’t trust government’s judgement or competence.

In the US, we have had a one-party system.  It is a one-world government, corporation controlled, socialist, UN compliant party.

In the UK

In Europe, the Brexit vote has the political parties in the UK scrambling.  The Conservative and Labor Parties have the same dilemma we see in the US.  The Labor Party now realizes that it has not represented the “little guy” in the UK.

In the UK, they have had a one-party system. It is a one-world government, corporation controlled, socialist, UN compliant party.

In other EU member countries

Voters in other European countries are organizing to reverse EU and UN Agenda 21 control of their legislatures. 

Voters in all EU countries and in the US are demanding a reversal of the UN Refugee Resettlement Program and are objecting to excessive immigration.  These voters want jobs and that means their governments should allow a greater expansion of their Private Sectors with lower taxes and less regulation.  It is likely that the EU will unravel and these countries will get back their sovereignty.  Like many of the Baltic Countries have done, Italy, France, Spain and other weaker economies will need to cut government spending and regulations, cut taxes and abandon socialism to build their Private Economies.

Even former Communist countries have allowed a Private Sector or sorts to emerge.  This includes Russia and China.  They are still one-party countries, but they now have “industries” managing commerce.  They know that total government control of their economies doesn’t work.

Neither Russia nor China pay much attention to UN edicts and propaganda programs.  They refuse to close their coal powered electric generating plants and they have retained their own sovereignty. Both are lawless and will eagerly steal intellectual property.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

One Party System

At the end of World War II, Communists in the US Federal government quietly went to work on a plan that would end all wars.  The UN was promoted as the solution and The Iron Mountain Report suggested that governments should “invent” an environmental enemy to justify their existence.  The Council on Foreign Relations became an elite club of “Internationalists”.  This heralded the beginnings of “one-party” political systems world-wide.  The Labor vs Capital parties that were forced to form during the Industrial Revolution would secretly and quietly merge, but would lie to their voters and pretend that they still represented them. 

Rather than insist that their economies follow the “laws of economics”, governments adopted “managed economies”, fostered “big government”, ignored the UN Constitution and let the “laws of gravity” take effect.  Unions would be allowed to lead their members to perdition rather than being forced to recognize that their raises had to be earned by increasing productivity.  Later, after union costs had taken their toll, corporations moved jobs to lower cost foreign countries and decimated the US domestic main-street economy.

Excessive environmental and other regulations were imposed to increase the cost of doing business in the US, so even non-union companies moved overseas to duck higher labor and regulatory costs.  Tariffs were removed and corporate taxes kept high to further incentivize off-shoring.

Technology and manufacturing processes and foreign government stabilization improved and allowed US companies to move operations overseas.

Big government socialist policies were imposed in the US over the objections of the very few voices who believed in the US Constitution and the rule of law.  Amendments were never prepared to make unconstitutional laws legal, because the politicians knew they would never pass ratification by the States.

Constitutional conservatives like Barry Goldwater were defeated in favor of “more free stuff”.  Ronald Reagan (1980-1988) was the one exception, but was followed by George HW Bush, a “one-party” internationalist, the same ilk followed.  Republicans regained control of the government pretending to be “Conservatives”, but most were really “one-party” big government internationalists. 

Brexit loudly announced that the voters know that there is a one-party system and they are demanding a change.  The same may occur in the US if the US “working class” decides to abandon the Democrat Party and give Trump’s populist policies a try.

Norb Leahy, Dunwoody GA Tea Party Leader

German Mosque Weapons Cache

HEY, POLLYANNA: Check Out The WEAPONS Cache Just found

An arsenal of radical Islamists was dug in NRW. The “top-secret mission” had taken place about a week ago and promoted heavy military weapons to days. This was reported by the Hessian MPs Ismail Tipi (CDU). Google translate:

According to information of the Hesse CDU deputies Ismail Tipi there has been a “top secret use” of seks in England about a week ago. In the refrigerator of a greengrocer near a mosque it said to have been found and seized weapons. “According to my information, a weapons cache was excavated with heavy military weapons in this operation. The danger of arming the fundamentalist violent Salafists in Germany is very large. That makes this secret use more than clear, “said Tipi on Friday in a press release .

The extremism -expert suspected that secret arsenals were also built in other German cities. So the Hamburg domestic intelligence speak for example, of an increase of supporters of armed jihad.

Meanwhile these are in Hamburg more than 300 identified supporters. “The information here on multiply. The fear is great that Salafist sleeper, jihadists and IS-terrorists found in Germany support from foreign intelligence services, which are not minded us amicably. By arsenals the sleepers and militant jihadists can be equipped on the way to their possible attack with weapons. Just something I always feared, “the Turkish origin MPs. count: 9

All Federal Employees Armed

There Are Now More Bureaucrats With Guns Than U.S. Marines

Report: Non-military federal agencies spend $1.48 billion on guns and ammo since 2006

Police officers from the IRS Criminal Investigation Division / AP BY: Elizabeth Harrington  June 22, 2016 3:20 pm

There are now more non-military government employees who carry guns than there are U.S. Marines, according to a new report.

Open the Books, a taxpayer watchdog group, released a study Wednesday that finds domestic government agencies continue to grow their stockpiles of military-style weapons, as Democrats sat on the House floor calling for more restrictions on what guns American citizens can buy.

The “Militarization of America” report found civilian agencies spent $1.48 billion on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment between 2006 and 2014. Examples include IRS agents with AR-15s, and EPA bureaucrats wearing camouflage.

“Regulatory enforcement within administrative agencies now carries the might of military-style equipment and weapons,” Open the Books said. “For example, the Food and Drug Administration includes 183 armed ‘special agents,’ a 50 percent increase over the ten years from 1998-2008. At Health and Human Services (HHS), ‘Special Office of Inspector General Agents’ are now trained with sophisticated weaponry by the same contractors who train our military special forces troops.”

Open the Books found there are now over 200,000 non-military federal officers with arrest and firearm authority, surpassing the 182,100 personnel who are actively serving in the U.S. Marines Corps.

The IRS spent nearly $11 million on guns, ammunition, and military-style equipment for its 2,316 special agents. The tax collecting agency has billed taxpayers for pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns, semi-automatic Smith & Wesson M&P15s, and Heckler & Koch H&K 416 rifles, which can be loaded with 30-round magazines.

The EPA spent $3.1 million on guns, ammo, and equipment, including drones, night vision, “camouflage and other deceptive equipment,” and body armor.

When asked about the spending, and EPA spokesman said the report “cherry picks information and falsely misrepresents the work of two administrations whose job is to protect public health.”

“Many purchases were mischaracterized or blown out of proportion in the report,” said spokesman Nick Conger. “EPA’s criminal enforcement program has not purchased unmanned aircraft, and the assertions that military-grade weapons are part of its work are false.”

“EPA’s criminal enforcement program investigates and prosecutes the most egregious violators of our nation’s environmental laws, and EPA criminal enforcement agents are law enforcement professionals who have undergone the same rigorous training as other federal agents,” Conger continued.

Other administration agencies that have purchased guns and ammo include the Small Business Administration, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Department of Education, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The report also highlighted that the Department of Health and Human Services has “special agents” with “sophisticated military-style weapons.” Open the Books also found $42 million in gun and ammunition purchases that were incorrectly coded.

“Some purchases were actually for ping-pong balls, gym equipment, bread, copiers, cotton balls, or cable television including a line item from the Coast Guard entered as ‘Cable Dude,’” the report said.

Open the Books appealed to both liberals like Bernie Sanders—who has called for demilitarizing local police departments—and conservatives in its report.

“Conservatives argue that it is hypocritical for political leaders to undermine the Second Amendment while simultaneously equipping non-military agencies with hollow-point bullets and military style equipment,” Open the Books said. “One could argue the federal government itself has become a gun show that never adjourns with dozens of agencies continually shopping for new firearms.”
Update June 23, 10:15 a.m.: Following publication of this article, Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO of Open the Books who wrote the report, pushed back against the EPA’s statement, and provided contract data to back up his claims. “How can the EPA spokesperson deny hard facts from their own checkbook?” he said. “Alongside our oversight report, also released a PDF of all raw data. This line-by-line transactional record from the EPA’s own checkbook on page 113 clearly shows that in 2013 and 2014 the EPA purchased tens of thousands of dollars of ‘Unmanned Aircraft’ from Bergen RC Helicopters Inc which on a net basis amounted to approximately $34,000.” “All of the assertions in our oversight report are the quantification of actual spending records produced and reported to us by the federal agencies themselves,” Andrzejewski said.