Mar 212015

The Israeli election is over and Benjamin Netanyahu will be Prime Minister again, but what does this mean in regards to the problem with Iran? Consider that when he made his historic speech before Congress, his desperation was obvious  as he carefully chose words to bring back the alliance between Israel and America that was ended solely by Barack Obama. Clearly, he was talking life or death for Israel in what may very well end up to be a major war.

It’s well known that Israel is facing a future nuclear armed Iran that has publicly stated many times that Israel must be “wiped off the map”. For years Benjamin Netanyahu has been carefully and expertly choosing every tactic he can use so that Israel can survive. Lately he has been waiting with a desperate hope that the negotiations between America and Iran yield an agreement that will stop Iran’s nuclear bomb program. But these negotiations are failing and everybody knows it; except the American President. Instead of supporting Israel, Obama is playing politics. He called Netanyahu’s speech “theatre”, and he did not show up for the speech. Obama used stupid excuses like Congress did not go through proper channels to arrange the speech. It’s embarrassing to have such a President.

Benjamin’s speech before Congress was the last thread of hope that may stop him from doing something that no man in his right mind would ever want to do.

Consider a couple of parts of his speech:

“I can guarantee you this; the days when the Jewish people remain passive in the face of genocidal enemies; those days are over”.

He was even more direct when he said:

“Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand”.

These statements make it clear that if the negotiations to stop Iran’s nuclear program fail, Israel will attack Iran.

This possibility becomes even more chilling when you consider the following: Israel has a population of about 8 million people, Iran has a population of 80 million. Israel has a military of about 4 million soldiers, Iran has a modern military of about 20 million soldiers with jet fighters, artillery and armored tanks. If Israel attempts a ground invasion of Iran, they will have to travel through Jordan and Iraq, or through Saudi Arabia; clearly hostile territory where ISIS will attack them as well as many Arab armies along the way. This is a distance of 1,194 miles, Jerusalem to Tehran, or about the distance from New York City to Orlando Florida; for the Israeli army to set-up a resupply line will be impossible. So, a ground attack is out of the question.  Another possibility may be a Navel attack from the Persian Gulf, but the Israeli navy is just not big enough for such an operation.This leaves an attack by the Israeli Air Force, but again they must fly over hostile Arab territory and hit ten or twelve nuclear facilities as well as many military bases. Some of these targets are buried deep underground in mountains of granite rock. These targets will require multiple hits while the Iranian military is firing modern anti-aircraft missiles at them, clearly an impossible task for Israel.

This leaves the last and only option for Israel to launch a successful attack on Iran, that is a nuclear missile attack, and it is well known that Israel has about 100 to 150 nuclear weapons.

Is this far fetched, is this insane? Yes, it certainly is; but what other option does Israel have, NONE! Israel does not have the option of an embargo against Iran, only America and Europe can do this. So, a military air  strike like Israel did to Iraq is the only option, but it may very well be nuclear.

But then again there is the Jewish way of doing things, like during the recent Gaza War, Israel actually warned Gaza citizens that they were going to bomb their buildings before attacking so they can leave; so, Israel may just attack with only two or three nuclear missiles to destroy one underground site since it may require multiple hits. Then Israel may tell the Iran leaders, to open all it’s nuclear sites for destruction by an international task force, if Iran refuses, then Israel may tell them that more nuclear missiles will be launched to destroy remaining nuclear facilities. If Iran agrees to this is an open question, but Iran may then launch an invasion against Israel, Israel then facing an attack by 20 million sucidial Muslims may have to use nuclear missiles again.

Where will this end? A dozen nuclear explosions, or two or three dozen, that will leave a vast cloud of deadly radio active ash flying by the winds all over the world. It’s impossible to figure how many millions will be killed this way, but it will certainly be the worst disaster the world has ever seen.

But there remains the possibility that Iran will realize that such a situation is impossible to win, and may surrender. This contradicts their martyr philosophy, but when faced with national death of their ideals, it is a different matter than individual deaths.

This whole situation leaves just too may possibilities of what can happen, surely the best way to stop this, is not to let it happen in the first place. But, consider that the Iranians have spent a lot of money to build it’s many nuclear facilities, and only a fool will think they are going to scrap the whole program just because a few stupid infidels don’t like it. But where are the American leaders to stop it? Do they have any response to Benjamins speech other than to call it “theater” and make attempts to maintain a false veneer of sophistication when the whole world knows about their scandals, cover ups and lies? They act more like the Keystone Cops than leaders.

Will history say that, “Israel died, while Obama played golf?

Since Benjamin Netanyahu may be the one to launch this nuclear attack, he must surely feel the weight of humanity on his shoulders leaving him as the only responsible leader in this mess, while our leader does not realize the evolving disaster; lets look at a historical perspective here. World War II was stopped when Americans used nuclear bombs on two Japanese cities, Hiroshima and Nagasaki because the Japanese saw the horror of such devastating weapons. A lasting peace was established with the use of nuclear bombs, will a nuclear attack on Iran stop world terrorism when they realize the horror that nuclear weapons can do, will they realize that they cannot win?

Is peace with nuclear weapons the only option?

I pray to God that I am wrong about what I’m saying here, but remember that many have said: “next time, the Jews will not go quietly”.

Jose Lugo, eitor


Jan 282015

Obama’s latest State of the Union speech was his usual great sounding speech, because that is what Obama does best. This causes the Democrats and liberals to say he is a great statesman and a great leader. The Conservatives on the other hand, say it’s just the smooth talking of a con-artist. This is not new, because the Conservatives and the Democrats cannot agree on anything, least of all Obama.

Just to avoid the usual Obama bashing that it is the favorite sport of Right Wing people; it will be stated right now that there were a few good and a few bad things in the speech. For example, he said that we must do more to stop computer hackers and identity thieves. This is clearly very much needed although a very difficult objective to achieve, especially when a lot of these hackers are working from foreign nations. Then there is North Korea with its professional hackers. This will be really hard to overcome; but we must do our best with this problem.

An even better statement he made, was that we have to re-negotiate many trade agreements. Finally, somebody in Washington D.C. woke up and realized that we are getting killed in foreign trade. I mean we just can not survive as a nation when everything in our stores comes from China. We have to have a vibrant manufacturing sector to create jobs here in America, not in China. And since Obama’s 800 billion stimulus was a complete waste of money, we have to get manufacturing going to create some really high paying jobs. But more than trade deals are needed, we have to create a climate where business can be done. This means less taxes and regulations. Unfortunately, Obama likes high taxes and lots of regulations. Also, Obama has shown that he is not a good deal maker, since he has a tendency to just give everything away.

That’s the good stuff, now the bad stuff, in his speech, he said:

Increase sick pay.

Increase maternity leave.

Increase minimum wage.

Subsidize child care.

Free community college.

Immigration policies stay.

Or to summarize all this, it means more government control over the economy and our lives, which sounds more like a dictatorship than a free enterprise driven America. Obama did say, “I have a pen and a phone, if Congress doesn’t do this, than I will go around Congress and do it myself”. This sounds more like the Obama we have come to know and this could be one of the few times Obama did not lie.

Most of Obama’s policies are socialist and I don’t know how many times I have written about socialism being a historically proven failure. But then again, the current fashion seems to promote socialist policy without calling it socialism/communism. But what else can redistributing wealth be but socialism, and this goes along with other commonly mentioned phrases like “income equality” and “social justice”. It all sounds good, but it is just socialism, it failed everywhere it was tried. But then again this trend did not start with Obama, it was Woodrow Wilson who passed the “Progressive Tax law” that adjusted income tax brackets so that lower wage earners paid less tax, and higher income earners paid more tax, sort of equalizing income a little. In other words, this started the slide toward socialism.

Then there is the 18 Trillion dollar debt the nation now has, with 8 Trillion dollars added by Obama. This was not mentioned in his speech. Maybe because it’s embarrassing for him because when he ran for his first term as President he said that the then 10 trillion in debt was a “crime equal to treason” ? ? ? It’s interesting to note that the interest alone on the national debt is over $237 billion dollars a year and growing. This is enough to give everybody free health care and that free Community College he was talking about, instead it’s going into the pockets of those fat cat bankers he says he hates, so that they can buy another Lear Jet to fly around to all those huge mansions they own because of their friend Obama.

But is this Obamas fault, after all, Obama is not the first wannabe dictator to come along? Or is it that Congress has suffered the ultimate fate of the “politically correct crowd” which is the cowards way of doing nothing while the country goes down the tubes? Congress has to get a set.

While Obama was telling everybody that the economy was doing great, a recent CNN pole said:

69% of Americans say the economy is not good.

65% of Americans say America is on the wrong track.

Real wages have been falling since around 1970.

92 million Americans are not in the labor force.

Income is $3,600 lower than 2001.

39% of work force earnes less than $20,000.

36% decline in home values.

40% of Americans say they are just getting by.

76% are living pay check to pay check.

But in Obamas world the economy is doing great.

As Obama was giving his speech, I couldn’t help thinking how much he sounded like Juan Peron, the President of Argentina from 1946 to 1973. Is it with Obama as it was with Peron? In that they both made great speeches and promised all kinds of free stuff for the poor and middle class people. Which sent government spending soaring up like a rocket, along with the national debt; and then the national bankruptcy that followed. To top off Obama’s speech, Madonna should have been singing the theme song from the Broad Play “Don’t cry for me Argentina” in the background.

But don’t cry, we only have  two years to go. But then there’s Hillary, she’s Obama with a dress on, or is that sport pants.

Jose Lugo, editor


Dec 172014

The Legacy of Three Black Men

Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner were all killed by law enforcement personal, then protests and civil disobedience followed. In all three deaths, no one was arrested for the killings, and controversy was rampant throughout America. But what is really going on here? All of these men broke the law; two of them resisted arrest, some even attacked law enforcement personal. Eric Garner did not attack law enforcement personal, but he did resist; therefore, the police had to use force to arrest him, but this force plus preexisting medical conditions proved fatal.

These men may have wound up as just more of the unknown who fall to street violence, but just a few months after these deaths, events unfolded that may leave them as a turning point in American history.

These deaths brought out the anger that has long simmered just below the surface in Black America, but it comes to a boiling point when tragic incidents like these happen, because race hustlers like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson know how to tap into that anger and use it to their advantage. They know that a few lies spread around can grow quickly into a raging mob. Lies like Trayvon Martin was hunted down and killed by police, and that Michael Brown was shot in the back while having his hands up; this was proven to be a lie at the autopsy that showed no bullet holes in his back.

These lies grow quickly because of a long history of abuse inflicted on Black America. This abuse has ended, but Black America still suspects it’s just below the surface. Black Americans only understand their anger, but they do not realize they have been lied to, just like the lies about these deaths.

This has been building for hundreds of years, from when Europeans first came to America with the baggage of slavery. It must be emphasized that America did not invent slavery, it was inherited; but many of our forefathers fought as hard as they could to end it, right along with many other fights for freedom and liberty.

One of the first lies told to Black Americans was that the Declaration of Independence was a slave document written by slave owners. They were not told that this document has these words in it:

“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.”

Even Booker T. Washington, a black man and former slave himself, believed the Constitution was a slave document, until he read it, and realized that freedom and liberty was the basis of the Constitution; then he supported it.

The very same people who wrote the Constitution put the issue of slavery on the ballot in the First Continental Congress and to their horror it lost by only one vote. Clearly, 49% of the first Congress was strongly against slavery. But, they fought on against slavery along with the fight for their own freedom, until around the year 1805 when slavery was abolished in all the Northern States. The South held onto slavery because they believed it was needed for their farm economy. It was then a long series of arguments and compromises that got more heated as the years passed, until it exploded into the Civil War that killed 620,000 Americans and ended slavery in America. A terrible high cost in blood and treasure.

But the South still held on with the Jim Crow laws that denied black Americans living in the South many Constitutional rights. This came to an end with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

To the majority of Americans, all the laws that are needed to end discrimination are on the books. Laws ending housing discrimination, voting, education, everything to give Black Americans equal rights, but yet Black rage still simmers.

Even Laws on Affirmative Action were passed giving Black Americans preferential access over White People to education, jobs, and housing; but Black rage still simmers. Some even say that there is White Privilege, but how can they say this when Affirmative Action Laws are being enforced; until you realize that they are being told lies by people they trust.

There are even government programs giving Black People financial aid in many areas in finance, housing, job training and food aid. But Black Rage still simmers. This rage is supported by lies like the lie Vice President Joe Biden (a Democrat) told the NAACP:

“They  (the Republicans) want to put y’all back in chains”

The audacity of this is incredible. When the Jim Crow Laws were in force in the South, the Democratic Party held a solid majority in the South, the same Democratic Party that VP Joe Biden belongs to. Also, George Wallace, the former governor of Alabama, who once stood in the door way of a school to block it’s integration and shouted “segregation now, segregation forever”, was also a member of the Democratic Party.

In fact, the Republicans who are being called racist, are the party of Abraham Lincoln who signed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves. This is the same Republican Party that held the majority vote to pass the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act. But yet the Democrats call these Republicans racists and get away with this lie.

It seems that the only thing different about the Black Experience in America is that Blacks went from being abused by their open enemies, to being abused and lied to by people claiming to be their friends. This is going on in America with a history of fighting for freedom and liberty, where more has been done for the longest time to right the wrongs of past generations than any other nation, but America has only received scorn and hate as a result of these efforts.

The majority believes that all that can be done to set things right, has been done. But Black rage still simmers because of race hustlers with their lies. The real problem here is that Black America is 12% of the population, but yet produces around 50% of the crime, because of the family breakdown in black communities. With these statistics there will be other tragic incidents like these, and since police have to control crime, you can be sure there will be other incidents. The race hustlers are making lots of money on this.

The question now is; will America give-up on Black America, or will a new awareness emerge? This is the cross roads America now stands on.   This is the legacy of these three black men.

Jose Lugo, editor DDTV.ORG


Dec 162014

Yesterday, Russian interest rates were at 10.5%, which sounds almost incomprehensibly high to those of us who have been living in the world of ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy) for the past six years.  Well, overnight, the Russian Central Bank raised interest rates 650 basis points in one shot – to 17%.

And we all remember what parabolic increases in interest rates mean.  Ahem.  Cough cough.The Russian economy is now completely dependent upon oil.  25% of Russia’s GDP is derived from the energy industry.  Half of the Russian government’s budget is funded by tax revenue from energy.  Apparently someone didn’t go to class the day they taught about diversification.  (Must have been out shirtless bareback riding that day.)  Even I didn’t realize how heavily levered Russia was in energy until I looked it up just now.  It’s categorically insane.

So now Brent Crude is trading under $60 per barrel, and Russia’s economy is imploding.  People are selling the Ruble and moving into the Dollar, Euro, Yen, pretty much anything is considered a flight-to-quality at this point.  Heck, the Ruble is crashing even relative to the Venezuelan Bolivar.

So, in order to attract capital into Russia, which they need desperately because the massive petroleum expansion was financed with debt, they are raising interest rates hoping to retain that capital which remains, and more importantly to attract new capital.  And you know what?  The market is showing that even with Russian bonds paying out at 17%, the interest rate still isn’t high enough.  People who were holding Russian bonds before are STILL selling them, and there is no new buying interest.  And the Ruble is still selling off.  If Russia can’t price its bonds into the market and attract capital to shore itself up, the banking system will fail, and Russian bank deposits will be “bailed-in”, in other words, swept as they were in Cyprus.  But don’t worry.  All of the Russian Oligarchs keep their money in London.

So why is this happening in Russia and not in the West?  I believe that the difference is that the Russian economic bubble has been inflated by highly-leveraged pertroleum revenues, but the West’s economy, as Karl Denninger has been screaming for years, has been propped up by Federal Reserve (and European Central Bank) money-printing.  Everything in the US is debt-driven.  Heck, Americans are using credit not just to buy houses and cars, but to buy groceries today.  New debt creation has outpaced GDP growth in the US since the CARTER administration.  Sometimes by as much as a factor of 7:1.

Which is worse?  Clearly, the Western paradigm is worse.  At least Russia’s economy, levered though it may be, is tied to a physical commodity – and perhaps the physical commodity par excellence: energy.  The Western economic paradigm is inextricably tied to larceny:  currency debasement and the forcible financial rape of multiple generations of people, many of whom will not even be born for decades or centuries hence.

So, in the West, in our debt bubble we are in a massive catch-22 that can perpetuate itself a bit longer than Russia’s petroleum bubble, but is far more toxic.  Namely, if the Federal Reserve/Banksters keep interest rates synthetically at zero, all of the interest-income dependent   portfolios (i.e. money market funds, pension funds, 401k and IRA, insurance companies, AND Social Security and Medicare) will eventually implode due either to a simple lack of revenue OR because the high-risk derivatives they have migrated into in order to generate any sort of return have collapsed, BUT if they allow interest rates to rise and the bond market genuinely comes back into play, there will be a massive move of money OUT of the equities (and also residential real estate, obviously), and the stock market bubble will utterly collapse, along with the real estate bubble.

Both Russia and the West are “in check” on the chessboard, but the board is far more open for Russia.  The West has basically nowhere to go, and is down to its last piece.

Putin has been flexing his military muscle like crazy lately, with Russian fighters and subs probing and flat out incurring into European and North American airspaces and waterways on a near-daily basis.  Putin is economically trapped, and is also nuts, and history tells us that when nut strongmen become trapped, they get out of it by starting wars.  If Putin were to invade Finland, Estonia and Poland tomorrow, you and I both know that the former U.S. would do nothing to stop it.

Again, and I cannot say this enough, get out, Get Out, GET OUT of the financial system as much as you possibly, possibly can – while you can.  Your money, your savings, is a fungible proxy for all of those years of your life that you spent working.  All of that time.  All of that labor.  If the fungible proxy of 0’s and 1’s on a computer server becomes extremely vulnerable to theft with no recourse or Rule of Law, then prudence dictates that you should defend your property by reallocating into something that is, at least, LESS VULNERABLE than 0’s and 1’s, which are wholly, completely contingent upon the Rule of Law and the fiduciary integrity of the ruling class.

Considering that the ruling class today is wholly comprised of psychopathic oligarchs, and that the Rule of Law is dead, replaced instead by an arbitrary tyranny, NEED I SAY MORE?

Ann Barnhardt

Immigration Shame

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Aug 232014

The simple process of immigration, a process that all other countries handle with simple procedures and low level bureaucrats without having any problems at all; has somehow turned into a humanitarian disaster on the southern border. Is this because America cannot do anything right anymore, or has a divided congress turned America into an open territory where anybody can come and go as they please without security checks or other procedures that may inconvenience them, regardless of intentions being peaceful or not?

Contrary to what the news media may be saying, many of the children coming over the border are not helpless babies in diapers, that age group is usually accompanied by an adult who is using the old “anchor baby” trick to get into America, the land of welfare checks and other goodies. There is also a large group of teenage kids who seem to be traveling by themselves or in groups of other kids. But this is a cause of concern because all these groups are being exposed to dangerous deserts and ruthless people, robbers, rapists, and drug dealers. The danger to these people is caused by what seems to be the current American way of having no clear policy, or conflicting policies, or ignoring laws. Or so it seems.

Washington’s politicians are treating this issue as if the immigrants are the problem, when they are just the symptom to a deeper problem. That main problem is government corruption in Mexico, The United States and the South American countries involved. These governments have reached new lows in depravity and a total lack of respect for the law.

Mexico and many South American countries are controlled by special interest groups, large monopolies, drug lords and rich powerful landowners. In these countries, politicians represent only these rich special interest groups, not the middle class or the poor. So, like most corrupt governments, these governments are fixing the problem illegally, by not giving the poor the social services or jobs they need. They are instead dumping their poor people on the United States where stupid American politicians then have the American tax payers – pay the cost of housing and feeding the thousands of poor from these South American countries. Half of current illegal immigrants wind up on welfare and about 40% are in the underground economy and pay no taxes.

The reason the United States is allowing illegal immigrants over the border, is old fashion vote rigging. Politicians think they can win votes by doing favors for illegal immigrants, but what America is really doing is supporting those rich special interest groups in Mexico by reducing the number of poor Mexicans who would vote against them.   If  adult Mexicans that are in America are sent back to Mexico they can then vote for politicians who will represent their interests and so create opportunities for them to make a decent living, and those that are not able to work can get help from the government. Then and only then can this problem of illegal immigration to America be solved. The current direction America is on will only continue the disastrous situation on the border.

The rich in Mexico do not like competition so they have the government put up barriers to any Mexican citizen who wants to start a business that may give them some competition. These barriers, take the form of regulations and taxes to make it impossible to make any profit. This is why about half the people in Mexico live in severe poverty, often in dirt floor shacks without running water or electricity. One of the reasons the poverty is not higher in Mexico is the 18 billion dollars sent to Mexico from Mexicans living in America, it is in fact the 10th largest source of income in Mexico.

It will be noted that Mexico has little, and in some cases, no border control on the border with America. This proves that Mexico wants the poor to move to America. In fact, the Mexican government gives the poor who want to leave, instructions on how to go to America and what to do once they get here.

While Mexico is pushing out these poor people; America is attracting them with free education, welfare checks, food stamps and many other social services. Just to get their votes and cheap labor.

The Mexican children are definitely the ones suffering the most with the border disaster, but another serious victim of the border mess is the American tax payer. Over the last 30 years they have had millions of their jobs sent over seas. Many of them lost their homes and savings in the 2008 government engineered housing bust. Now, they have to pay higher taxes to support foreigners, many of whom just want to take advantage of American tax payers. Clearly, the southern border mess is part of a war on the American tax payers.

If adult Mexicans would face their responsibility and fix their government instead of running away to America, there would be no problem on the southern border.

So, the whole immigration issue is pure corruption and a total lack of any morality, and this goes for all parties involved, the governments and the adult immigrants themselves.  It’s just rigging elections, while the Mexican children and American tax payers are getting hurt by this. This problem has existed for years, but as long as this problem has existed, it has never reached the lows in depravity it has now reached by exploiting childern and the already suffering American tax payers. It’s disgusting.

One point of view nobody is talking about is that Mexico today is like France just before the revolution of 1789, in that a very rich upper class is walking all over the poor. If Mexico has a revolution it most likely will end in a communist state. There are many active communist groups in Mexico working just for this.

And you thought we have problems with Mexico now! Just wait for communist Mexico!

So is the immigration mess just a pressure relief valve for Mexico to just keep things quiet, I doubt it, it’s still vote rigging the way I see it, and that’s doing enough damage all by itself. To head off this disaster of a communist Mexico, it’s not enough to just send illegal Mexicans back, they  must take the illegal Mexicans into a class room and explain that they have the responsibility to fix the corruption problem in Mexico by getting politically active and voting the bums out, then send them back to their South American country.

Mexico has a population of 116,220,947, about 59 million are poor, if half of them move to America this means an additional 29 million Mexicans to the 11 million already here. The cost of social service to these Mexicans and other South Americans will most likely push America over the edge into bankrupticy. But I don’t think the politicians care about this, as long as they win votes to stay in office. America, wise up.

Jose Lugo, editor,


Jul 142014

The Continental Congress, being the first government of what was to become the United States of America, was able to assemble, without undue influence by the British government, though contrary to the law of the land.  That Congress (like the many Committees of Safety) was created in violation of British law.  The British Parliament often, subsequently, passed specific laws to criminalize some of the actions taken by the colonists.

Ultimately, based upon a political philosophy (see Sons of Liberty #14), a Declaration of Dissolution of Government, more commonly described as the Declaration of Independence from British rule, was signed on July 4, 1776.

The arduous efforts of the colonists, prior to that Declaration, were, without question, based upon illegal acts.  Some of those acts were reacted to by the Parliament, with additional acts, making even more laws, which were soon to also be violated.

Beginning in 1765, with the Stamp Act, destruction of both personal, and government property held by the Crown or its representatives was conducted, in violation of the law.  Personal injury was imposed on individuals, either because of their government office, or because of their violation of certain illegal agreements of non-importation.

The British continued to enact laws making certain activities, construed by the colonists as rights, illegal.  This culminated in the seizure of arms and munitions by the British, as well as the colonists, coming to that final flash point on April 19, 1775, at a country village named Lexington.  Within hours, tens of thousands of militiamen were converging on the area around Boston, ready and willing to break even more laws.

Today, we have many laws that denigrate the rights both fought for, and purchased at great cost, by those colonists of two centuries ago.  We are facing the same proliferation of laws enacted to reduce, restrict, or otherwise deny our rights, redefining some as criminal and thereby subjecting Americans to incarceration and/or loss of property.  We also see that laws enacted to protect our country from invasion, by force under arms, or by use of the “Trojan Horse” whereby invaders are placed within our communities, only needing the access to “cached arms”, are being ignored.  Those arms possibly even held by government entities, to aid an invasion, from within, in order to render moot, and destroy that Great Experiment, known as the United States of America.

Is it possible to reclaim our birthright — that United States of America be returned to its intended form, and proper Glory — if we continue and abide by the very laws that were enacted to destroy it?

In recent discussions, the “rights” of those southern border invaders, under somewhat absurd laws, and contrary to the immigration laws of other countries, seem to have the “weight of law” in the minds of those individuals who should defend this country from invasion; Whether the children should be let in or, whether the parents should be let in, if they accompany their children; Whether we should allow those with provable or admitted criminal backgrounds, because of their youth, to be let in; Whether we should allow those in who have contagious, and often terminal, diseases, though by so doing, we expose our own children to those diseases, and bear the economic burden of care, form entry to grave, of those so infected, to be let in; Are the questions that we must answer, for ourselves, not according to the “law”.

The purpose of the Second Amendment is to leave in the hands of the people, the first, and the most important, defense of nation, state, community, and family.  Does that defense require a blessing from a higher authority than the people, themselves?  Laws enacted by the Congress, or rules promulgated by executive agencies, have removed the right of the governors of these states from protecting the states from invasion.  They have not removed that right from the people, regardless of what laws they may enact in an effort to do so.  Reserving the right to determine if it is an invasion to those who have enacted the laws, removing their responsibility to even make such a determination, and leaving it solely in the hands of the Executive, who has steadfastly refused to enforce existing immigration laws, defies logic.  These Executive actions defy the very purpose of the inclusion of Article IV, Section 4, of the Constitution, and the Ninth and Tenth Articles in Amendment to the Constitution

Whatever the government (federal or state) uses to excuse the destructive activity currently going on along our southern border, does not remove from the people the rights embodied in the Constitution.  Simply because Congress ignores our petitions and the state governments acquiesce to the unlawful influence of the federal government does not nullify immigration law.  It is time for the People to enforce those immigration laws.

Do we not, as citizens of the various states of the Union, retain those rights protected by the Constitution?  Do we have the inherent right to repel invasion?  Are we required to restrict our actions simply because the federal government fails to enforce those laws?

Let’s ask ourselves some hard questions:

  • If armed foreign invaders were coming into our country, do we have the inherent right to protect our state and country? 
  • If invaders, with the full potential of coming into your country, or state, unarmed, having arms readily accessible to them, by “law” (no criminal record in this country) or from stored arms caches, do you have the right to shoot them?
  • Do you have an obligation to risk your life to separate those who are a potential threat from those who are not a threat, or only to endeavor to not shoot those who appear not to be a threat?

Let’s look at the war strategy of the federal government in the non-wars that they are fighting, throughout the Middle East.  Smart bombs and missiles do not discriminate between good and bad, though we have this corrupt government insisting that we must abide by their laws, while their practices defy bounds of decency.  The federal government’s wartime strategy is to shoot everyone, indiscriminately, around a single designated threat.  Are we allowed to use the same strategy to protect our own borders?

The federal government has violated state, federal, and international law by providing arms, knowing that they will cross both international boundaries and go into the hands of the drug cartels, or possibly to caches on this side of the border.  They have now opened the borders in an attempt render our sovereign nation status moot.  It should be no surprise to anyone that arms and ammunition provided by the federal government has metastasized into wholesale violence in both of those nations.  It does appear that the federal government is more than willing to allow those arms to be turned against American citizens, all the while pretending that we are blind to its actions, and will only see a “Humanitarian Crises” involving children, using Main Stream Media propaganda to berate Americans for being cruel and heartless because we insist the laws be enforced.

We are left with the choice of Liberty and our Responsibility, as intended by the Founders, or, laws, dictated by “the Crown”, which are self-serving and contrary to OUR Constitution, our rightful sovereign nation status, and  individually, the right to the fruits of our labor.  We have a decision to make, much the same as the decision made by those who bequeathed this great nation to their posterity, to apply the Laws of Nature, rather than the edicts of kings and princes, so that we may restore Constitutional Government, protecting our nation from assured destruction.

Has the time come for us to determine to break those laws, for failure to do so will, most certainly, lead to the destruction of our country?

Suggested Reading:
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This article can be found on line at Liberty or Laws? — Dealing with the Current Invasion

The past is infinitely important. However, it pales in importance to the future.

Jul 092014

Judica me, Deus, et discerne causam meam de gente non sancta.

Mario Draghi, chief psychopath of the European Central Bank went full-stupid on June 5th and announced mandated NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES on the excess reserves of European banks held and the European Central Bank  (which is the equivalent of the Federal Reserve Bank in the U.S.).  What does this mean?  It means that when a European commercial bank deposits excess cash reserves with the ECB, the commercial bank must PAY the ECB to store that money.  The commercial bank does not earn any interest income on that money, it in fact has a percentage of its deposit CONFISCATED from its account every month by the ECB.As you can see in the article linked above and countless others, the publicly stated rationale behind this negative interest rate paradigm is “stimulus”.  If the banks have to pay to store cash, they will instead lend their excess cash out to customers rather than have a percentage  confiscated every month.  This is utter bee-ess on multiple levels.  These top-tier central bankers know that negative interest rates have NOTHING to do with stimulus, and will, in fact, lead to exactly the opposite.  In fact, they know that the inevitable outcome of negative interest rates is the complete nationalization of the banking sector and total governmental control of all capital flows – which means today a CASHLESS ECONOMY.  Yup.  If you’re interested, I’ll walk you through the chain of events and differentiate between the propaganda that will be used to justify this evil and the reality of how the world actually works.Banks today are sitting on huge cash reserves because the economy sucks and banks have rightly discerned that lending money into a sucky economy is NOT IN THEIR BEST INTERESTS.  If the economy sucks, then lending money to Joe Schmoe to start a business is likely going to end up in default.  So, if YOU were a bank and your choice was between losing one percent by depositing money at the Central Bank at negative interest, or losing FIFTEEN percent on your loan portfolio because the economy sucks and a high percentage of your borrowers would default on their loans, which would you do?  Well, duh.  You would opt for the SMALLER loss of ONLY one percent, and you would continue to hold cash reserves and be VERY stingy with your loan portfolio.

Okay.  That’s easy to understand, right?  Well, the propaganda coming from the Banksters and willingly regurgitated by the useful idiot class is that negative interest rates will absolutely, positively result in increased lending by banks and thus “economic stimulus”.  And bear in mind, they have been bleating EXACTLY the same line of crap in regards to “quantitative easing”.  They have been saying for YEARS that all of the money printing done by the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank would provide “stimulus” in the form of increased lending.  And, as we all know, that didn’t happen.  All that has happened is that the Banksters have taken the “new money” printed by the Central Banks and pumped it into the stock and derivatives markets, thus blowing a massive, unprecedented bubble.  But Joe Schmoe still can’t get a loan to open a business.  The evil, malignant Banksters KNOW that the whole stimulus meme is a lie.  The useful idiots are so indescribably stupid that they can’t comprehend simple logical progressions even when they have a current experiential dataset right in front of their faces that clearly demonstrates the fallacy: not only does QE and other forms of synthetic “liquidity boosting”NOT stimulate the economy, it actually depresses it even more.

So now banks will be even more incentivized to offload cash by plowing it into relatively “safe” paper that has a higher interest yield than the negative rate at the Central Bank.  What does this imply?  Increased demand for Sovereign debt (bonds issued by nations), and derivatives on Sovereign debt.  Now here is where it gets positively sick.  Very soon, banks will be able to borrow money from the “discount window” at the Central Bank at either zero, or at a NEGATIVE rate.  Think about that.  The Central Bank, because the interest rate is negative, actually pays banks to borrow money from them.  And this utter PERVERSITY is the root of the whole satanic mess.  The first mover in all of this is the evil, perverse Central Bank.  The Central Banks are completely content to pay banks to borrow money – a perversity – because the Central Bank doesn’t give a shit.  It can just “PRINT” as much money as it “needs”.  And, as we have discussed at length, the “printing” of money, money being a proxy for the human capacity to labor and create through time, is simply the leveraging of HUMAN LIFE, specifically at this late hour not just the life of every man, woman and child alive today OUTSIDE the oligarch class, but now generations upon generations of human beings who DO NOT YET EXIST, and are thus utterly powerless to object or mount a counter-revolt.

Okay, so now Bank A goes to the discount window and borrows “new money” from the Central Bank at NEGATIVE one percent, which means the loans generates a yield TO THE BORROWER.  Then, Bank A turns around and plows that money, which is already generating a yield in and of itself, into French Sovereign bonds that yield 1.5%.  Bank A does this because it is certain that France will never be allowed to default – the Central Bank will just keep printing money and printing money to keep France (or any other country) from defaulting on its debt.  So, What is the total yield to Bank A?  The one percent yield on the money borrowed at negative interest from the Central Bank, PLUS the 1.5% yield on the French bonds = +2.5%.  Do you see why this dynamic INCREASES DEAMND for sovereign debt?  It incentivizes governments not to PAY DOWN their debt, but to in fact EXPAND their balance sheets by going deeper into debt.  And because the demand for sovereign debt is increased because there is more money chasing after it, the interest rates are driven DOWN (a lower interest rate is the same thing as higher price on bonds), and thus the politicians tell the people that not only is more government debt good, it is extremely good because “the interest rate is so low”.  And the glassy-eyed sheeple nod passively and return to their tee-vee shows.

This will also increase demand for derivatives on sovereign debt (i.e. repurchase agreements and credit default swaps), again, because the banks are quite confident that the Central Banks will never permit a sovereign default.  And who, pray tell, are the main counterparties on almost all sovereign debt derivatives?   J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Deutschebank.  Uh-huh.  And where do ALL of the people come from who populate the Central Banks, both in the U.S. and in Europe?  J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Deutschebank. Uh-huh.

Kids, this isn’t terribly complicated.  Really.

Now, to YOU, the people who PAY FOR ALL OF THIS.

Negative interest rates will be a cost to YOU is two ways.  First, the obvious: you will have a confiscatory tax levied on your bank deposits every month – that’s what a negative interest rate is, sweetie.  It is a TAX on the PEOPLE, NOT the banks, because the banks will pass through to the customers the cost for the bank to store reserves at the Central Banks PLUS a margin.  Next, in an economy that is perceived to be relatively stronger or safer (of which the former United States is still at the top of the list because of its size, both economically and militarily) capital will flow IN to that economy, thus causing ASSET BUBBLES and CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION.  Been to the grocery store lately?  Looked into buying any farm ground lately?  Uh-huh.  So when consumer prices inflate, what do banks do to interest rates in order to cover the resulting increased risk in lending to consumers who now are having a much more difficult time making ends meet?  Yep.  They RAISE interest rates to borrowers.  And so therefore a negative interest rate at the Central Bank not only does not stimulate the economy, it increases the contraction and deepens the depression (because let’s face it, if your economy is at the point that the Central Bank is going NEGATIVE on interest rates, honey, yo’ ass is already in a DEPRESSION, not a recession).

Now to the big ugly.  Since the Central Bank is, despite any and all lying propaganda to the contrary, a government entity backed fully by the government and thus ultimately backed by the people, and since the Sovereign bond market is also a pure function of the government and thus ultimately backed by the people, when banks receive payment on both their capital borrowed from the Central Bank at negative interest AND receive a positive interest yield on their government bond holdings, that means that THE PEOPLE are PAYING THE BANKS… ON BOTH SIDES.

This is a backdoor way of confiscating collateral from the people and using it to RECAPITALIZE THE BANKS.  And also pay the bankster oligarchs’ eight and nine-figure salaries and compensation packages, which, let’s be honest, is their top priority.  

So now you may be thinking that this will cause a feedback loop to occur and rates will continue to be driven more and more negative.  Yes.  Absolutely.  Because the Central Bank will have to keep adjusting its rate down to stay “more negative” than the Sovereign bond and other money markets.  What happens when customer deposit rates go sufficiently negative so as to compel normal people to withdraw their cash from the banks and hold it in cash?  The answer is, the oligarchs will enact government policies outlawing the use of cash.  Think I’m crazy?  Have you tried paying your car insurance bill with cash lately?  Cash.  As in hundred dollar bills.  How about your phone or utility bill?  Guess what.  You can’t.

One of the big reasons why I had to move into the “Van Down by the River” was because I simply COULD NOT FUNCTION using cash.  When I was foreclosed upon because I could not provide the bank with a tax return (because I have declared a tax strike), I began investigating possible rental scenarios in preparing to move.  Kids, you CANNOT rent an apartment “above the table”, pay the utilities on said apartment, insure a vehicle and scores of other necessary expenses in the former U.S. using cash today.  Between IRS liens and mortgage foreclosures, my credit score is destroyed, which also disqualifies above-board rental.  If you think that cash controls and the move to outlaw the use of cash is crazytalk, just stop and think about all of the myriad ways that IT IS ALREADY IMPOSSIBLE to pay with cash.  We’re already 75% of the way there.

So, there would be increased economic depression causing new lending to crater and thus squeezing commercial banks’ margins and causing them to demand a way to dump ALL consumer debt, including business loans, car loans and credit cards, off on the government in the form of guarantees (this is precisely what already happened in the real estate market with almost all mortgages being bundled and dumped onto Fannie and Freddie).  Couple this with the confiscatory tax on deposits AND the paying of banks to borrow from the discount window by the government (aka the people) in order to recapitalize the banks, and what you have is nothing less than the COMPLETE NATIONALIZATION OF THE BANKING SECTOR.  This will inevitably require the outlawing of sovereign currency (cash), which will inevitably lead to the REJECTION of the sovereign currency, and the emergence of a “black” alternative.  We are talking, ladies and gentlemen, about nothing less that the final, complete destruction of the economy, which will inevitably lead to the total collapse of the extant government and what scattered vestiges remain of the Rule of Law.

This, and nothing less than this, has been, is, and will continue to be the explicit goal of the oligarchy that has already overthrown the former United States.  This is part and parcel of the Cloward Piven Strategy.  And it is all happening RIGHT NOW, and given the ignorance and cowardice of the broad populace will not be stopped excluding supernatural intervention, of which we are utterly undeserving.  Get ready, and don’t you dare say you weren’t warned.  And please, spare me any droolingly stupid emails telling me how lending money at interest is evil.  A positive interest rate is ESSENTIAL.  What is immoral, and what actually constitutes the lion’s share of USURY, is UNSECURED lending with no collateral against it.  Well, actually there IS collateral against an unsecured loan:  the future LIFE and productive capacity of the borrower.  THAT is usury.  All Central Bank money printing is therefore USURIOUS because, as we discussed above, it is simply the leveraging of the lives of the people, both present AND future, who comprise the sovereign entity that backs the money of said nationstate.  In other words:  YOU and your descendants for multiple generations hence.

I hope this helps you understand the utterly critical and thoroughly evil concept of negative interest rates.

Ann Barnhardt

Craig Bolton at it Again

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Jun 042014

Dear Hernando Today Newspaper

On May 28, 2014 you published an essay by Craig Bolton in your Voices Page A4. The essay was very critical of hunters and I believe this was not fair.

Craig Bolton made some comments that give us a good look at the liberal way of thinking. It seems to come from out of nowhere, but if you look at it closely, it starts to look like he only uses one source of information to base his opinions on. Namely, the liberal media.

For example he says:

“All hunters are knuckle-dragging Neanderthal cowards because they shoot animals who can’t shoot back”.

First of all, he insults people he most likely never met or made any effort to understand. This is something most liberals criticize conservatives for. But he goes on to show that he seems to live in a world where all animals are the type you see on Disney movies where all they do is hang out and talk stupid stuff, smell the daisies and never hurt a fly. In the real world animals like wolves, bears, fox, bobcats, lions, coyotes are alive only because they are professional killers. Yes, they kill for a living, it’s natures way. Did you ever hear the story that all creatures in the sea don’t die of old age because they are all food for each other? This is how nature keeps itself in balance. If not for the predator, the prey would overpopulate the world and eat up the whole food supply, then they would all starve to death.

Somehow Mr. Bolton seems to think hunters are cowards if they follow natures way.

He looks at all hunters in a stereotype way, to him they are all 300 pound bearded bruits who stalk the woods with full auto cannons and grenades to track down and murder Rockey the Flying Squirrel. And if Rockey should pull out a full power sling shot and fire an acorn back at that hunter, the hunter would scream and run home to mommy to kiss the boo-boo.

A more realistic view of hunters may sound something like this:

Back in the day when America had families instead of welfare recipients, many fathers would give their sons a 22 cal rifle before they even had any facial hair; I mean not even peach fuzz. A year later that kid would pop Rockey the Flying Squirrel in the head at 100 yards. Not that he hated squirrels, he in fact loves squirrels right next to his mashed potatoes and string beans with lots of gravy. You see, squirrels are delicious because they eat mostly nuts that give them a delicious nutty flavor. I mean, really good eating.

But the thing that Craig says that I find most objectionable is when he says that hunters are not willing to hunt if the prey would shoot back. Consider that later in life when most kids that learn how to hunt when they are young, often hear the call of their country due to some emergency, like terrorist attacks that killed many Americans or Pearl Harbor. These kids would then join the Army and leave that squirrel gun home and pick up an Army issued rifle, it would be a natural transition from squirrel gun to Army rifle since they already know the basics of shooting. Then off they go to the war zone; currently, that’s Iraq and Afghanistan. When they get there, they do not find Rockey the Flying Squirrel armed with a full auto sling shot loaded with 30 acorn mags, instead they find Al-Qaeda and the Taliban; tough professional killers armed with  AK-47 assault rifles,  rocket propelled grandees, 50 Caliber machine guns  and they are masters at planting booby-traps with hi-explosives. And YES, Al-Qaeda and the Taliban do shoot at those American kids who grew up hunting. And YES those American kids do return fire. Often, those American kids would get shot themselves, but they still shoot back, if they lost an arm or a leg, they would still shoot back. If they run out of ammo, they would use a bayonet, a rifle butt or theirs fists.

So, yes Mr. Bolton, hunters will still hunt if the prey shoots back, if you doubt this, just ask the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Why do so many American kids fight like they do, it’s to protect the freedoms and liberty that their fathers gave them when they give their sons those little 22 cal squirrel guns. And, believe it or not, it’s also to protect the freedom of speech guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States. Even for people like Craig Bolton no matter what kind of stupid stuff they say.

It’s clear that liberals want to disarm America, but they just do not realize that by doing this they will not make us any safer. Look at it this way. On average, 8,500 people are killed with guns every year, but from one million to over two million criminal acts are stopped by guns every year. Clearly this means that if guns are removed from America, the murder rate can easily go up to over two million. So, the solution to the murder problem is to get guns away from people with a mental illness, and to keep law abiding citizens fully  armed.

Since I listen to Left Wing and Right Wing news sources, I have become convinced that the liberal media wants to disarm America using lies and distorting facts, because it’s the only way to impose socialism on America. It has to be realized that socialists taking over a country is not new, it happens all the time, but it can not be done with armed citizens.

Graig you have to open your mind.

Jose Lugo, founder DDTV.ORG


Apr 182014

Malaysian Flight 370 continues to be a tragic mystery, but some hard facts to deal with are the fact that the flight transponder was deliberately turned off and the recently located “ping” from the black box voice recorder has been heard from ships in the Indian Ocean; so it’s time to speculate that this may have been a terrorist act. If the plane had a structural failure or some other kind of mechanical failure, the transponder would not have been turned off. So, terrorism is the prime suspect.

The implications of this are enormous.  If it’s true that the pilot and/or co-pilot shut off the transponder, then all security measures that have been adopted for anti-terrorism reasons have  been defeated. It may still be a possibility that an onboard passenger was a terrorist and forced his way into the cockpit; but this is unlikely because of the bullet proof doors that are placed on all aircraft these days. So, all evidence points to the pilot as a suicidal terrorist. However, it must be said that the recovery of the cockpit voice recorder is the only definite way to establish what actually happened — until then it’s only speculation. As of now, the facts do point to a pilot terrorist act.

Now to understand how problematic this is, you have to consider a very old saying that states:

“Under perfect laboratory conditions, any security equipment one person puts together, another can take apart”.

This breaks down to the Spy vs. Spy drama where each needs to get a better weapon or method to defeat the enemy. History clearly shows this as better weapons are constantly created to defeat other weapons. At first there were rocks, then clubs, then spears, then slings and arrows, then guns, then missiles; and this just goes on and on.

The latest methods to stop terrorists has been scanners, passenger pat downs, sniffing dogs and bullet proof doors on passenger jets. The terrorists defeated all this by developing a new method to get around these tools by just putting the terrorist in the pilot seat to do the deadly deed. Malaysian Flight 370 may show that this deadly technique was effective with the deaths of 239 passengers.

Since Flight 370 may prove that all anti-terrorist technology developed to date is useless against these terrorists, where does this leave us? Well, some may say that we should let them into our homes to show them our humanity, and develop friendships with them; this failed because the 911 terrorist acts and the Boston Marathon bombings were committed by terrorists who lived among us and even went to our schools. This was a total failure on 911 because they went to our schools to learn how to fly the very airplanes they used to attack the World Trade Center and Pentagon where 3,000 Americans were killed.

Some people will now say that we must screen the pilots more carefully; this also can not work because the Muslims have developed communities in America so that there are many Muslims who are native American, they can not be screened out.

This situation with Islam is developing into anger and revulsion that can lead to a major war. This is not acceptable because it may spread to Russia, Asia, Europe, America and get many other countries involved with massive losses on all sides. Also, there are about a billion Muslims in the world today, and so the war will go on for a long time and most likely turn nuclear with unmanageable horrible  results.

A method that has been in use since 911 has been to find and get rid of the terrorists by throwing them in jail or killing them. This limited war has not worked as proven by Iraq and Afghanistan, whereas many as we kill, there are always more in increasing numbers to carry on the fight. The reason is revenge for family members killed. Also, the hate they learn in their schools and their Holy Book the Quran teaches that they must get rid of non-believers and they will be rewarded in heaven for their sacrifice.

One method that has not been tried is to inflict massive casualties on them to the point that they realize it’s a no-win situation for them. But this can not be used because it’s politically incorrect and may lead to the before mentioned major war. It also has to be realized that problems with Muslims are not new. President Thomas Jefferson fought a war against Muslims in Tripoli from the year 1801 to about 1815. And we all know about the Crusades that lasted about 500 years. The question here is, did the Crusades really end, or was there just a 600 year truce that ended with the establishment of Israel in 1948? It must be realized that during most of the history of the Mid East, there was no terrorism, just the usual turf wars that are common to the chaos of the human condition. But there was no terrorism until after the establishment of Israel, so what we call terrorism is really attempts to cut off the supply lines from America to Israel. So, a way to stop terrorism would be to establish peace between Israel and the Palestine people; but many people have tried and failed.

Basically, all the Israeli and Palestine people really want is a home they can call their own; the problem is they both want the same home. But if you add up all the costs of terrorism, it may be worth it if all the nations of the world got together and arrange a homeland for them all. Where I don’t know. It will be a massive undertaking, but well worth it if it ends terrorism.

The last option to counter terrorism would be to have effective leadership that can counter the terrorist threat, but since we do not have effective leaders, there is no solution to terrorism in sight, except maybe to get them all a homeland.

Jose Lugo

Party Time For Russia

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Mar 092014

The world is a very dangerous place with Russia back at their old tricks of invading countries on their borders. But is this all Russia’s fault, or did America give them the green light?

Consider American policy in Afghanistan, a country on the Russian border, and how America deals with Hamid Karizai, President of Afghanistan. American politicians claim they do not like what he is doing, but American politicians do not seem to realize that they leave Karzai no other choice.

Among the decisions made by Karzai are his refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement that would have left American forces in Afghanistan and their not being subject to Afghan law in case of injuries to Afghan citizens. Also, (and the most important) is the release of 65 Afghan Taliban prisoners from jail, some of whom have killed Americans and are known bomb makers.

To anybody who has any common sense it is quickly apparent that Karzai had no choice, but to make these decisions like he did, if he wants to save his own skin after the American forces leave at the end of this year. Clearly it will be him and the Taliban alone, after the Americans leave, and he knows that the Taliban are very good at assignations of political hacks they do not like. This is why it was so wrong for Obama to unilaterally announce the American troop withdrawal at the end of the year, they forced Karzai’s hand. Also, it should be clear as day by now that Karzai is in fact a Taliban himself. His loyalties are to the Taliban, not America. Karzai’s problem is that he wants American money, but definitely not the Americans. In fact, the only reason he is still alive is because he has convinced his fellow Taliban that he is on THEIR side, and to make the best of the American occupation of his country; in other words, get American money!

This is why America has been using a policy that is all wrong. One minute America is acting like a door mat, just letting all kinds of nuts walk all over us, but then giving them money at the same time. Then demand that they accept American style democracy as their life style and form of government. It was apparent a long time ago that muslim countries do not want American style democracy. They want a society based on religious values that involves worship of their God and strong family values. They look at America with declining religious values, legal aboritions, open promotion of irresponsible sex, high divorce rates, one parent families and they react in horror at us. Clearly, they do not want American style democracy. In fact the only thing America has accomplished with this misguided foreign policy is to give democracy a bad name, a historic first!

The Russians clearly see this really dumb American policy in Afghanistan that’s right on their border and decided to take advantage of it. Other examples of American diplomatic incompetence are the Libya situation, where a American ambassador was killed and nothing was done by America, then there was the Syria situation where America said, “Don’t cross the Red Line and kill civilians with poison gas”, but Syria crossed the Red Line and nothing was done until the Russians stepped in and solved the problem for America.

If you look at American policy with Russia during the Cold War, you will not see any American foreign aid, military intervention or America acting like a door mat. What happened was that a policy of MAD (mutual assured distruction) was used, in other words; you attack us, we distroy you. It worked great. There was no nuclear war, communism fell in Russia and their economy is progressing along nicely. Sure they have an annoying dictator, but this will pass and they will develop a better society as the years pass, all by themselves without American intervention. America on the other hand is not doing well at all. American politicians have adopted the same policy that caused the fall of  Ancient Rome and many other countries since then. The new/old American domestic policy is the old buying votes to gain power, free cell phones and rent free housing have proven effective in doing this; but the cost is sending America to bankruptcy and causing a crippling social rot to take hold.

The American response to the Russian invasion of Crimea is a lot of talk and sanctions. This will not work because Europe will not go along with sanctions, if they do, Russia will cut off their oil and gas supply. Besides, boycotts don’t work, Cuba has been boycotted by America for over 50 years with nothing accomplished.

Will another election of the lesser of two evils solve American problems; not likely. A slight majority of narrow minded Americans are in love with socialism (free stuff that other citizens pay for) and negative social values, all of which have historically led to the distruction nations.

America has to restructure the government to get special interests out of government, term limits, fire all unproductive teachers in the schools and enforce the Constitution, not minimize it. In a historically short period of time of 225 years, the Constitution made America the richest country the world has ever seen, it provided the highest standard of living for the largest percentage of the population. No other country has achieved this. On the other hand, the socialist path America has taken has proven in other countries that it destroys nations in about 63 years (using the Russian example). So we have 58 years to go before the end of America and hard times before the end. That is, if we don’t wise up.

In the mean time, the Russians see all these strange goings on in America and so decided to take advantage of it. The result is that they are really having a great time.

Jose Lugo, founder Direct Democracy TV