THE REALITY OF IT ALL

27 07 2014

Authored by William Robert Barber

Within a mother’s womb there was the sublimity of order; outside the womb pandemonium. Prompted by the contest of and for survival life for all living things is an arbitrary circumstance. Upon conception life is a at risk proposition. All living things are subject to nature’s apathetic “golden rule”: The fittest and luckiest survive — all others die. The truth of this matter is evidenced since the invention of the written word. And the most intelligent of animals is at fault for all of the pandemonium.

Humankind feigns peace but behaves violently. Peace has never existed but is universally regarded as the prime policy goal of every nation. Which ties right into the preponderance of hypocrisy, duplicity, and contradiction expressed within the behavioral norms of mankind since the primordial Homo sapiens traversed the lands and seas. Geographically from one end of the world to the other violent conflict is as conspicuous and obvious today as yesteryear. The only variable is the degree of violence, form, and the location. Respective of the general enhancements of social services and literacy, regardless of the legal consequences of extralegal actions, violence remains the universal “go-to” means to an end. The rational for such behavior is illusive; but then the fact is rationality, and reasonableness is not a requirement of violent actions. Simply speaking the reasoning of violence is too egregious a phenomenon for us “moderns” to comprehend; so in the interest of coping with the despicably abhorrent reality of violent conflict we humans avoid the palpable for the comfort of deception.

There is a Roman adage: If one seeks peace prepare for war. One cannot negotiate from a platform of weakness; compromise must vest from strength not parody. The world is not fair, moral, or righteous of norm. The world is a contest of wills. This contesting does not rest or rely upon the rational, the reasonable, or in charity, kindness, and altruism. The contests are always “winner takes all” and damn the loser to the remaining parts and pieces.

We can construct all the facades and pretensions of prudent sensibilities, rational reasoning, and goodness for goodness sake; but reality is unimpressed with such travails of wish-it-was-so. Reality will always cede obedience to the strengths of raw martial unadulterated force of arms supported by financial omnipotence.

Misbegotten by progressive ideals, conceived by the moral-rudiments of academic models void of reality; seeking the purposefulness of reasonableness and rationality while standing in the midst of ill-tempered, intolerable degenerates whose only concern is a Russian hegemony or the establishment of an Islamic caliphate throughout.

The president does not want to admit his mistakes in Iraq or his misunderstanding of Putin and Russia; so he is playing pretend as far out as possible, wishing and hoping to be saved by something extra-Obama to come to his rescue. A quick study of humankind coupled with his failed attempts at civility should adjust his heretofore brain housing group strategy. But he is over that hill and around that bend. The president simply wants to hold on to the Senate — nothing else really matters…

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INTO THE PROGRESSIVE ABYSS

7 07 2014

Authored by William Robert Barber

I do not want to compromise, adjudicate, nor arbitrate my conservative principles. I will no longer regard progressive ideology as a legitimate counter-perspective warranting any degree of thoughtfulness. Henceforth such progressive beliefs and theorems are defined (by me) as half-witted nonsense whose only true result is the abatement of individualism and liberty in favor of statism.

I am unwilling to accept and silently endure the rhetorical misdirects, overt lies, distortions of facts, as well as the continuum of indiscernible babble emitting from the mouths of politicians.

I am fed up with these public employee unions and their coercively applied, self-serving Machiavellian tactics. Equally disturbing is their consistent whining and threats to any and all that counter their purpose.

I could go on and on recanting my voluminous issues of disagreements, conjectures, and general dissatisfactions with government and its lack of prudent governing merits… but of course it’s the cause that matters. And the cause is: The corruptive-malfeasant influences of congress, the judiciary, amoral enterprise, as well as political parties coupled with poor, even debilitating leadership. It is these influences that have effectually perverted this nation’s founding documents into a mishmash of ambiguities shrouded within a methodology of ill-understood processes.

Contrary to accepted understandings there is a well-defined distinct between a republic and a democracy. But the distinction is pronounced and exemplified only when applied. For example, in a democracy the founding principle is one-man-one-vote. From the distance of an academic viewpoint the principle certainly sounds fair and democratic; but when put into effect the one vote degenerates into a simplex of cultural and racial biases. Predetermined opinions often void of supporting evidence substitute the requirement for being well-informed. Votes persuaded by cash or its equivalencies determine electoral outcomes. If one political candidate’s promise is not to tax one group over the other then has that candidate not indirectly purchased votes?

Democracy as practiced in our nation’s electoral system is nothing less than an example of statutorily compliant corruption. The one-man-one-vote principle of American democracy has destroyed the City of Detroit, wholly corrupted the State of Illinois, and — with the help of progressive governance tethered to union expectations — driven blue states into GAAP defined bankruptcy.

Governments, including federal, state, county, and city, have issued — and in some instances force fed — its citizens the elixir of dependence; the addiction is debilitating the meaningfulness of America and its Americans. The constitutional tenet of federalism, checks and balances, equal but separate, a nation of laws not of men, the very platform of the republic is eroding day-by-day in favor of progressive ideals.

The factual reality of our fiscal status is that we cannot afford to pay off our debt: the amount is too high. So like a borrower owing a street-wise moneylender we pay the interest, alter our accounting formula to suite our fabrication, and survive on negative cash flow. How very progressive of us…