THE PROGRESSIVE ECONOMIST

18 09 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Renowned economists would have us believe that economics is a mysterious vortex of kinetically sensitive financial quantities. Thereby, originating a factoid that only the intellectually blessed of cognitive genius could possibly grasp, an economy’s meaningfulness. Liberal progressive economists sporting PhD credentials by variable means, perpetuate the mystery of economics as innately ambiguous and too abstruse for common comprehension.

In the interest of buttressing their omnipotent façade, while reinforcing the mysteriousness of their wonkiness, they speak in a dialect imitative of English — but purposely designed as nothing more than a series of soliloquies on the merits of generalization.

These economists of PhD credentials are not harbingers: despite their insistence on the viability of economic models built on definitive factualisms, the truth is, they cannot rationalize the dynamics of an irrational marketplace. Nonetheless, they can pretend to foresee the future and profess that the way, the truth, and the light are their providence.

A nation’s economics intrinsically convolutes the economist onto a symbiotic relationship with the politician. These two professions are, often for differing reasons, enjoined: The economist, while striving to inject economic certainty, collaborates with politicians seeking to attain (or retain) their office. This collaborative creates the opening (excessive and illogical regulation) for an economy permeated with marketplace distortions that pervert the otherwise natural flow of buy & sell transactional risk and reward.

It is impossible for individual liberty and freedom to exist in an economy free of chaotic untimeliness. An economy influenced by the enjoinments of politicians and economists is the preparatory culmination of a democratic republic and the beginning of autocratic socialism. Perfect, even near perfect, as with egalitarianism is a useful canard for the progressive economist.

Progressive economists and their bedfellow politicians have created an operational dimension free of constitutional restraints. They function within their manufactured isle protected by ambiguity, “the process,” and an apathetic, “what’s in it for me,” citizenry.

More laws sum into less liberty…





THEY CALL THEIR STANDS A MORAL IMPERATIVE

9 09 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

“Never Trump,” the battle cry of and from the disenchanted who obstinately pledge a no-vote for Trump. How incredibly stupid is that! Imagine the thought process of the “Never Trump” cadre: These otherwise conservative Republicans are asserting their sensibilities of conscience. A moral vector deep within their ethos of righteousness has prompted these otherwise conservative voters to enlist (by not overtly voting for Trump) in the election of a liberal progressive with a proven track record of habitually lying to the American people. Effectually, these righteous ones, prompted by a binding moral obligation of their own creation, will directly assist in the election of an immoral/amoral person to the presidency of the United States?

Interestingly, the “Never Trump” movement is sprinkled with the crème de la crème of the respected intelligentsia of the conservative perspective. Their brethren of such electoral dumbness includes spiteful politicians, political operatives, as well as the contrarians of sanity who cannot get past the fact that Trump, against all odds of doing so, won the primary.

Trump’s policy flip-flops, his constancy of wasting time and resources while responding to personal issues of collateral importance, his off-the-cuff speechifying initiating subsequent clarifications, his inclinations for panegyric self-indulgence, and his habitual exclamations of assertions that are often scurrilously inflammatory — all of these behavioral dysfunctions require modification or deletion.  

Mrs. Clinton’s judgments, just on the Libyan debacle, without considering the loss of life in Benghazi and her insistence on faulting a video as the cause du jour, plus lying to the families of the Benghazi fallen is sufficient evidence of her dire lack of trustworthiness and an inescapable example of operational incompetence. Of course she will continue the willfulness of progressivism, the purposeful extension of Obama-ism, and the Europeanism of America.

Amazingly, the “Never Trump” entourage concedes the effectual counter-to-the-constitution results of a Clinton presidency; and still, they persist in their anti-Trump declarations.

If Hillary Clinton should win this election and the Republicans lose the Senate, we can kiss the land of the free and home of the brave away… because we conservatives will be the fox, hunted by the hounds.

Certainly, the “Never Trump” folks will be part of the blame…





THE AMERICAN TRIBE

29 08 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

We Americans are a people hyped by a cause and hypersensitive to the effectual outcome… well, I am speaking of televised professional sports, NOT the cognitive contemplation associated with the research  required to enlighten oneself on the nation’s current socio-economic-political issues and policies.

The nation’s people have devolved into tribal camps wherein those on the other side of the ideological mountains are considered the incredulous Philistines, hell bent on inserting their particulars of governing upon the governed. By measures as ancient as Pericles to the acolytes disseminating the counsel of Machiavelli, these practitioners of processes extralegal, illegal, and fraudulent brazenly serve the interest of political party or person. As with Caesar’s legions, the elected, appointed, and staffed explicitly pledge their fidelity to a political ideal and/or leader — not to the republic’s constitution.  

Technology is overwhelming a citizen’s cognitive ability to comprehend. Information is impenetrably voluminous. Laws are ambiguous by such specificity, the reading renders the average illiterate; in sum, there is a steadfast propagation of opacity within the process of governing. I do believe that ambiguity is the purposeful tool of the licensed and political elite; for self-serving reasons they want to project governing as mysteriously difficult.

National politics has a veneer of intuitive contrarianism. It is as if the goal is more nihilistic than rational with slogans, catchy phrases, and scurrilous accusations recklessly bandied.

Our republic is no longer an ideal in the making but instead a gigantic monolith that inhales tax monies and exhales debt. It is a bureaucracy managed by an unmanageable unknowable process. Discretion and those with the power of discretion govern this process. Judges and their judgements have voided Lincoln’s of, for, and by the people. Regulators interrupt the laws passed by congress and often make their own laws.

Save the republic from progressivism! Only a republican victory can bring the possibility. The election of Hillary would mean the last shovel full upon the casket… the Never-Trump crowd should snap hook onto reality because a No-Trump vote is Hillary’s dream and the demise of conservatism.





AMERICA IS ON THE VERGE OF IMPAIRMENT

16 08 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Fairness and evenhandedness are not a fact, factor, or datum of life and living; in truth, fairness and evenhandedness are — at best — ideals, besieged by a variant of threats to any continuum of civility. Imbedded in the ideologically driven propagation of media driven half-truths and misinformation are the besiegers. He, she, those, and they, the usefully innocuous, those wide-eyed innocent do-gooders unknowingly in league with the overtly disruptive, all unevenly contribute to abate the meaningfulness of the factoids — fairness and evenhandedness.  

Disunity is the catalyst of conflict. Surely, the wide-assorted divergence of opinions held by the many that rest their vote on identity politics is confounding the rational required by a democratic republic. The dissent amongst differing demographics each espousing a belief founded on perception rather than empirical evidence, logical deduction, or rational reasoning has validated the staying power of our primal tribal instincts.

Since the early 1900’s progressives have opted for a wonk elite to guide the republic instead of trusting the people to manage their democracy. For progressives, any counter-force to their ideas are radical, heretical, and/or branded injudicious. In today’s “carte du jour” of scurrilous accusations, progressives have reset their vocabulary to labeling their opponents racists, sexists, and mad.

Setting aside the “good intentions” of progressives, if their progressivism turned into reality the result would be the same as other “-isms.” Such as social-ism, technocratic-ism, fasc-ism, autocratic-ism, bureaucrat-ism… all -isms end with the adage “I know what is best -ism,” with the resulting finality, the cultural end of Americanism coinciding with the impairment of capitalism.  

The essential political platform of our democratic republic is capitalism. The economic underpinning of capitalism underwrites the expressed and implied values of America. Withstanding all imperfections, flaws, and accompanying defects of the system, capitalism is the essential compatriot of our democratic republic. The relationship is symbiotic.

Importantly, capitalism is not compatible with liberal progressivism’s insistence on penalizing profitability. Demonizing the more successful enforces the constant eroding of individualism in favor of a secular egalitarianism; this ideal of progressivism demeans the ethos of self-reliance. However, currently opinion surveys and pundits tell me that Hillary will be the next president. After all, Americans voted President Obama in twice, so I have little confidence in the Republicans’ ability to save the nation.  





THE GREAT TRUMP GIVE-AWAY

6 08 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

The prevailing discourse amongst the Trump camp is bellum omnium contra omnes, “war of all against all”: This circular ambush seemingly dominates the theme and premise of Trump’s presidential candidacy. Nonetheless, in this election, there are no innocents. The childhood adage “sticks and stones may break my bones” has a new ending: “but, words of invectiveness will win me the election.” In this election, factoids are prevalent and the “truth of the matter” is irrelevant.  

Hillary Clinton is a liar extraordinaire. She is a deceiver on steroids. Her tenure as Secretary of State was exampled by poor to horrible situation analysis. Moral righteousness and common sensibility are not intrinsic to Hillary’s character. Even though besmirched by the constancy of personal corruptive behavior, with a series of foreign policy setbacks, and a convincing berating by the Director of the FBI, none of these scurrilous accounts matter; her unwavering support from the liberal progressive media overcomes and overwhelms.

Clinton’s political skills complement Talleyrand.

Nonetheless, in the presidential election of 2016 — because candidate Trump, the narcissist, the blowhard, the arrogant trumpeter, cannot stay on message –America will suffer a tragedy that will rival the fall of Constantinople.

The Republican Party will not act to replace Trump; therefore, the party is as culpable as Trump in the forthcoming destruction of conservative America.





CLINTON, TRUMP, AND OUR REALITY

30 07 2016

Authored by William Barber

All governments are corrupt. Therefore, it is just a matter of time and situation before some member of government, prompted by a willful desire for a dominance of influence and authority, either elected, or appointed; contrives a process, a legalese, a crafted machination artfully designed or overtly extralegal, to subvert the spirit and meaningfulness of the constitutional republic.

“The people” no longer influence, manage, or determine (by their vote) the competency, courage, or honesty of their government. The citizens of America — in substantial numbers — are distracted from and notably ignorant of their obligations of citizenship. They have fashioned a yawning behavioral disinterest in the workings of the elected and appointed. It is the few, the educationally endowed elite, the politically connected, the politicized national media, and their pundits who posit their ideological determinations as if a certainty. Inundated with information, overwhelmed by voluminous and often contrary data, the citizen surrenders to the beckoning of pretty words and pleasantries of style. 

How else could one explain Hillary’s legacy? In the era of emails, cell phones, and archived video, she is the boldface practitioner of lies and deception. As Secretary of State, she enabled the beginnings of a purposeful fraud in the inducement when she participated in the Iranian agreement. With complete disregard of State Department rules and regulations, she stored top-secret inter-department emails on a private server. She unilaterally destroyed 30,000 or so of her emails… I could go on.

Nonetheless, useful idiots applauded her words and laud over her being. This mockery of lawfulness by an officer of the republic is one example why a democratic republic cannot function as designed. Similar to the beckoning that tested the sobriety of  Ulysses, Sirens of promises composed of beautiful words and satisfying wondering sway us, “the people,” into the comfort of pleasantly applied subjugation. Progressives like Obama and Clinton create an ambiance of rainbows and butterflies. They declare that life is good, all is as intended. These progressives only require a half measure of a citizen’s freedom and several pounds of individual liberty as the fare.

I have no idea of Trump’s political viability, his governing intentions, or even his ability to govern. However, what I do know with absolute certainty are the governing intentions of Hillary: They are French in enterprise, Italian in competency, and Machiavellian in scope.





POLICE DO NOT SEEK DEADLY CONFRONTATION WITH BLACK MEN

11 07 2016

Authored by William Robert Barber

Whatever the cultural ethnicity, including American Negro, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, Indian or other… does any listed race of people actually believe that the police in America are hunting young black men? The answer is no. No one believes that the police is out to “get black Americans.” This myth, perpetrated by progressives and stoked by the usual suspects within black leadership, the liberal media, as if truthful, is instead a big fat factoid.

Interestingly, the very perpetrators that are aggressively protesting such as the “Black Lives Matter” organization do not believe their own chants. The disrupters, those that destroy property, confront, intimidate, and threaten police do not believe that the police are provocatively seeking to kill young black men.

Claims of police brutality is over and beyond simple exaggeration; factually, these claims are pure fabrication. The voluminously quantifiable evidence of nationwide data spanning decades of police arrests and representing thousands upon thousands of arresting incidents prove the absolute contrary of this popular myth.

Nothing seems to stir the angst of the usual black leadership suspects and the likes of “Black Lives Matter” as much as a white police officer shooting a black American citizen. These white on black incidents are rare. Nonetheless, when a black man shoots another black man or child in Chicago, virtually nothing is the response — it’s actuality brushed aside. No mention, no protest… the liberal media ignores the violence whiles the progressive Democratic machine that governs the city of Chicago receives another pass.

Imagine if the Dallas shooter was white and a supremacist who was a former soldier: Instead of shooting white officers and wanting to kill white people he wanted to kill black police officers and black people. Clearly, the liberal media would point to his motivation, concluding the shooter was a hater of black people. Noting that his violent behavior was indicative of the average white police officer who acted out his racist inclinations overtly instead of covertly; obviously all white people have a deep ceded prejudice of and for black people.

The number of exceptional black Americans recalling their fear of stepping outside because a police officer may approach is an outrageous lie. A black pundit on an established news program actually said that the average black man must also worry about black police officers because they want to please their white superiors or because a black police officer must act white — wholly ridiculous. How many black Americans fear traveling down certain neighborhoods in the dead of night? These very same black Americans, as with white Americans along with every demographic of Americans, rely on the dependable police officer to keep them safe.

When the Homo Sapiens migrated out of Africa into Europe, they met and engaged Neanderthals; surely, both races were startled and apprehensive of the other. Sometimes the response of each to the other was violent; withstanding there is proof that on the other hand they mated. Tribes in Africa, Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Catholics and Protestants, to this very day have found cause to act dastardly to each other. I do believe that we humans must monitor each other. Crime statistics is a provocateur of apprehensive adversity. A police officer is cognizant of such statistics. When approached by police and ordered… obey the order; the sorting of lawfulness is always an action to be attended to in arrears.

Let us confront reality, not a manmade myth…