Truth will come to dinner.

What is true? Where can anyone go to find out what is true? Is a story we hear only a matter of who pays more to the media to say whatever? As we face conflicting stories in media, as our friends and family adopt whatever story-of-the-moment seems true to their own opinions and sensibilities, we all wait for that dinner meal where truth sits at the table with all of us. Pass the peas or the bread, we will sit in the company of no mysteries when we see whatever has transpired in an uncontroversial way.

It may happen later this year or perhaps next year. I don’t know when exactly. Eventually, the information waterfall of fake news will be over. Dead or alive when that day arrives, eventually those who remain will know the score. Existential fears will end, we’ll stop being afraid of losing our place; we’ll find our place again and stand firm and we’ll face whatever comes with whatever courage we can muster. In the meantime, hold your fears at bay because they can’t help you.

Only the truth after it becomes clear to us, only the move from it towards a better pathway to progress will satisfy us after we know. And this truth won’t come from politicians or from media but from our own lived experiences. We will stand on common ground. Then, we will look over at stolen elections and laboratory designed virus and a longstanding labor blockade, to manipulated stocks and currencies, biowarfare, cyberwarfare, information warfare and various crimes against us and we will recognize that the aggression was both purposeful and harmful. We will eventually know who, what, where, when, how and why it all happened. Then it will be time to start again to rebuild a society that is stable and that respects human dignity.

I know that truth doesn’t automatically banish aggression. But when lies are no longer good camouflage and chaos doesn’t rule the day, powerful people can’t hide anymore from the harms that they have caused. They will no longer hold sway and they will gradually slink into the shadows. At last, the aggressors who have caused so much trouble for so many will be gone or at least silent. In the meantime gather together your own sense of what you value most in life and hold on tight. A reckoning is on the way.

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Lost signal.

We see now what happens when government and industry lose the signals that are useful in monitoring their progress and achieving either the end of good governance or good economy.

In the case of our government, the people working in politics need the signals that voters give them in elections to tell them what is needed and what people do and don’t want. Government is supposed to be ethical and monitor people’s happiness. What happens when voting doesn’t determine elections is that an important signal is lost and people acting in government become lost in a jumble of chaotic competing demands with no way to organize what is important and valuable.

Similarly, when markets don’t work because of cash stimulus money overprinting beyond an amount justified by GDP and under persistently low interest rates, money loses it’s representation as a store of value. And markets stop functioning to tell producers what to produce. Without a market, malinvestment without penalty takes over and wastes capital resources. Money blooms past a useful quantity and can no longer achieve what it once could easily do. It can’t be a store of value so people can save money for the future. It can’t pay labor costs to produce goods and services. It can’t buy commodities to build a better future.

When government and industry become the only important power players, ordinary people fail to keep their lives going. As government and industry ignores signals from voters and from markets, they get in the way of the very progress they otherwise would be able to aid. They have lost the signal that tells them which option is better and which options are best for society because they are ignoring the signals that would ordinarily tell them what to do. Their greed has eclipsed their role as legislators, executives or judicial determiners of better government and among the captains of industry deals don’t make important things happen either in the long or even in the short term.

In seeking absolute power the most powerful people ignored the very imputs that guide wise choices. Their power has displaced that of ordinary people who just want to live an ordinary life with its small gradual gains. Now we see stupid decisions being made and stupid arguments being made to defend those stupid choices. Falsified numbers, flimsy arguments, phoney news.

This results in tragedies great and small that are breaking out everywhere like an itchy and painful rash that will bleed out a lot of people and destroy our society.

Only fools applaud this:

Experimental mrna shots that are killing elite athletes and making healthy people sick.

An insolvent government and banking system careening toward a spectacular crash and burn.

Continuing insistence about innoculating people against their better judgement after thousands have been killed by mrna shots.

Firings of skilled and well trained doctors and nurses and teachers and other service persons.

Dismissals of military personnel who refuse to get an mrna shot.

Mass innoculations for no clear benefit and substantially indicated harm.

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Good will and ill will: telling the difference matters.

Hello out there and welcome to 2022. Have you ever wondered why you have a big brain? One of the reasons is because you have a need to discern the difference between people of goodwill and people of ill will. Human beings are a predatory species and sometimes we prey upon each other while at other times we cooperate and support each other. Humans are thought to evolve faster than some other species because we compete against and with each other.

According to my copy of the Webster’s New World Dictionary, goodwill is a “friendly and benevolent attitude,” or having “a cheerful consent or readiness,” or at the organizational level, the “positive reputation” of a business or group “beyond its tangible assets.” To have ill will is to have “ill intention, an unfriendliness, hatred or dislike.”

Considering the times we are living in, it seems that discerning whether someone has a friendly or unfriendly intention matters a lot. It matters who your friends are. What about organizations? Don’t they also have good will or ill will toward you and others? Look carefully and don’t assume that an organization that says it has your welfare in mind really does.

You can tell the difference between good will and ill will by seeing what comes out of the actions of organizations and individuals. Do they help others or cause harm to them? Will they help you or hurt you? Are they an ally or an enemy? Will they have an impact on your life or are they of little importance to you? How will you affect them? Will you be a helpful influence?

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Peaceful snow day.

Today I noticed the media trying to pull us in opposite directions with opposing claims. On one hand, Biden is calling us to be vaccinated or die and on the other hand, others are saying that vaccines cause fatalities and you should not get even one let alone boosters which may kill you. Opposing viewpoints being presented simultaneously can make you feel less able to make a decision. It can be a technique to bamboozle you.

Whoever is making these opposing claims, you don’t have to jump onto their wagon. Although it has been said that people tend to believe either what they most fear or what they most desire, at times like these it may be better to focus on a more natural timeline. An easy choice instead of feeling pulled in two instant-by-instant is to remember time also exists at a geologic or an evolutionary pace. Instead of panicking in the moment, remember the slow pace of gradual change over the span of human evolution. Remember that many illnesses have come and gone and humanity continued trudging along with or without whatever remedies. We will continue. Ignore the carnival-like atmosphere in the media coverage.

Look instead at the natural world. Where I live there is a beautiful snowfall today. It has snowed like this for millions of years. It is a far better kind of snow than the media snow-job.

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Solar glitter sparkles.

I live pretty far north of the equator, in Spokane, Washington. In the winter, the sun sits low on the horizon well after dawn. This morning, I looked out the window down the street and rays of sunshine burst out of pink and gold stratified clouds that were sitting on the horizon. The light shone onto planes of glimmering and sparkling flat snowflakes falling out of the trees making air glitter as a soft wind moved them down from pine needles in giant Ponderosas. It was breathtaking and beautiful. You could see the shine all the way down the street from my eyes to the sun. It was great to see that beauty. Beauty in the natural world surrounds us. It can take you by surprise. It can comfort you. It comforts me.

Soon after that I was looking out another window. It was only about 12 degrees outside and a large sparrow with feathers fluffed up to hold warm air next to the sparrow’s skin, was sitting at the top of the dogwood tree. His bold black head faced the sun coming to shine on him, and he sang a song of sun-greeting. He filled me with a sense of hope for the day.

Whatever foolishness has dogged us in 2021, there’s more to being alive than fools and their foolishness. There’s the hope of each new day. We can try to make our lives good by doing good works and appreciating what’s good already. What good work will you do in the new year, 2022?

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PCR testing ends Dec 31st

PCR was never a good test to detect covid because it produces false positives. The dastardly covid narrative has been founded on those false positive tests which have caused many false attributions of covid deaths when death was caused by something else. Whatever pressure is being put onto you unvaccinated out there, the end of PCR testing for covid should end some of the demands for you to inject your body with an experimental treatment. Merry Christmas!

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Start fresh.

What would be a great Christmas gift for everyone? A fresh start. How can we start fresh in the United States? I suggest these five changes:

(1) Set aside the covid treatment protocols; fire Dr. Fauci and his cadres thus ending their ability to profit as they have been doing; end the covid emergency; end public service announcements; stop preventing doctors from prescribing cheaper safer alternatives of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine; end mandatory experimental vaccines and all other mandatory vaccinations.

(2) Close the Federal Reserve and end their decision making authority over interest rates; set the rates at the average they have been during U.S. history before 2008: that is 5%; end derivatives trading.

(3) End electronic voting and dismiss current voting clerks that allowed election cheating: there’s a lot of evidence of cheating; go back to paper ballots.

(4) End income taxation for all income. The official who vouched for the 16th Amendment, saying it had been ratified, lied. It was never ratified.

(5) Set a page maximum for all legislation at 10 pages total; repeal instantly all other legislation everywhere that exceeds this limit.

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The Federal Government isn’t a corporation; Elon Musk was wrong about that.

One of the main ideas in Political Catsup with Economy Fries, the book I wrote that you can buy on Amazon.com, is that politics and economics are different activities. On the one hand, politics works according to rules of governance like those set out by the U.S. Constitution. These rules are based on moral principles connected with people’s happiness. On the other hand, our economy works according to beneficial mutually agreed upon exchanges betweeen groups. Groups find out what to produce based on profit and loss where profits allow the producer to know that more of something is needed and losses say that less of something is needed. Profit and loss or buying and selling isn’t about morality, though a business is supposed to be held to a reasonable standard of not harming those it is supposed to be supplying.

The reason that government is not a corporation is because governments are ethical and they aren’t supposed to be motivated by profit or loss but instead according to moral standards. The United States government is supposed to operate according to rules set out by the U.S. Constitution and the Congress and President are supposed to be elected by voters. Government’s purpose is to act on behalf of the electorate, addressing harms and following policies to maximize opportunity and reduce harms. Harming the nation or the people isn’t allowed.

In a recent interview, Elon Musk, claimed that the U.S. government is a big corporation that is allowed to use force. And he was quick to point out that he isn’t allowed to use force, so the U.S. government is more powerful than he is when he is acting in any of his companies. But although some people from a real politic perspective would applaud Musk’s comment, Musk is wrong. I suppose that the U.S. govenment has been acting in a politically corrupt way in that the 2020 election result was faked. Musk may view the U.S. government as being like a corporation precisely because it is so corrupt. The level of self-dealing money-making and corruption running rampant in Washington includes malfeasance by government officials in high positions of authority. Numerous examples present themselves from Fauci, to Biden, to the MIC the NIH and the CDC.

Corrupt people act without ethics and now also in our government without legitimacy. Eventually, it will be seen that they are illegitimate government actors. They also aren’t corporations because self-dealing under the rubric of government officialdom isn’t legal, isn’t protected by law. Corporations are protected by law but also responsible to legal requirements.

Corrupt people in government aren’t part of government in that they don’t act within an arc of ethical considerations. Instead these corrupt people guilty of malfeasance are temporarily in power for a short time as criminals with a shortened career that will be over. No one will be sad when they are finished except we will all be sad about the tragic messes that they leave behind. As individuals, corrupt government actors won’t be seen as sucessful in either government or economics and they will even fail as criminals.

To have a stable government, politics and economics need to work well together without either one trying to do the other’s job. Politicians and corporations are supposed to have totally different goals and means of carrying out their jobs. A stable commonwealth is possible only under 3 basic conditions: a stable and solvent banking system, an army that is war-ready but conducts mostly no warfare, and law that is published and applies equally to everyone. For more information about this topic, buy a copy of Political Catsup with Economy Fries, available at Amazon.com.

What makes the most sense to me?

At a time in my life when a lot that I counted on isn’t working anymore, what still makes sense? Lets look at this two part question.

What isn’t working?

My vote didn’t matter in 2020. I don’t know how to accomplish securing our votes as what matters again in American politics.

Jobs aren’t being offered based on who can do the job. Lots of other criteria are being used to pick employees and these other criteria don’t get the best people into the job.

Christmas has changed from a splurge into a holiday of greater financial restraint.

People are considering what changes to make in their lives as 2022 approaches; change is accepted as part of today’s reality.

Media offers less. Internet media sources and broadcast news offers less. Published news matters to people less too. Television isn’t America’s past-time. The fracturing of storylines about our day to day lives has ruined messaging altogether. People are moving away from entertainment and they don’t trust information.

Maintaining ordinary basics of life has become a greater preoccupation for some people. Things like: food, shelter, water, basic quality medical, safety, financial security.

The for profit medical model has failed us during covid. People aren’t trusting that the medical establishment cares about them.

Universities and public schools have abandoned American principles of education. How can a school educate without meaningful discourse?

A lot of people left their jobs when their jobs abandoned basic American values. Fraud has undermined many professionals.

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Despite what isn’t working, I believe the following:

A voting public is a force for better politics. Politics is messy because so many viewpoints come into conflict. But no smaller group of elites are smarter about what everyone needs than the voting public is. When politicians care about voters, better policies result.

Hiring based on who wants to work the job and who can do the job is the better way to hire, far superior to any other method of selection.

It’s ok for Christmas to be less about consumerism or spending. It’s ok for it to be different from one group to another. It’s ok for Christmas to matter to Christians as a special religious holiday. It’s ok to think about beautiful religious art and Christmas traditions from the past. We don’t need to remake Christmas for the now.

Americans sometimes hate change and sometimes like it. They like to know what’s in it for them. In any case, it makes sense to try to make the most of changes as they happen in the hope of improving.

As media begins to matter less, friends and family matter more.

Planting a garden can help to provide extras for your family and your neighbors. It gives you an excuse to have a conversation and to share with others. Exercise is more important than before and gardening is a good exercise.

Learning about how to have better health can be as simple as a trip to the library. No one is more responsible for our health than we are ourselves.

A library at home of references that will help you to understand the world better is a resource that you can turn to again and again. Start seeking out that information. Ask your friends what they trust.

The people who left their job because they experienced a conflict of values with their employers are a resource waiting to be tapped for the better America of tomorrow. Remember them.

Values matter and help us to steer our way along to better outcomes.

PCR false positives are a false rationale for pandemic powers.

The Supreme Court has been ruling based on ever narrower arguments as a matter of record during the neoliberal era, the era of the present-day. Its permissive ruling allowing employers to require a covid shot is much too narrow to be valid.

In the case of pandemic rulings, the Supremes are pretending that PCR testing is accurate instead of addressing the commonplace high rate of false positive PCR tests. By doing this, the Supremes are pretending that a lot of people have died from covid who have actually died of something else. They are pretending that the covid emergency is continuing. But the emergency is over and based on the death rate, there wasn’t a real emergency. Emergency powers that go into effect under pandemic conditions stop when the death rate falls below a higher than average death rate for typical flu. Covid never had a high death rate over all age groups.

When the Supremes rule that employers can mandate covid vaccines which are approved for emergency use only, and we aren’t in a state of emergency, the Supremes are hiding behind their law education and pretending to be too stupid to know what emergency use authorization is based on. But they must know because any reasonable judge would have to know the requirements for emergency powers and a pandemic in order to make a ruling on mandates. Additionally, mandating an experimental emergency use only shot, one given without animal studies and without full disclosure because risks are unknown is already an absurd proposition.

Pretending is a black mark against the Court’s ruling history. In the future, this Supreme Court will be known as the court that failed. Certainly they won’t be known as a Court of educated judges who paid attention to truthful argument or to pandemic rules which require epidemics to have a higher than normal death rate. The Supremes have abandoned their legal responsibility.

The Court is permitting an unnecessary mandate for an untested vaccine as a requirement of employment. Covid vaccines have already killed thousands of people. Shame on the court. The Court is also allowing emergency powers to continue beyond the need for them. Shame on the Court.

I spoke with a woman yesterday who told me she just lost her best friend to covid. I wonder if her friend who died got a false positive result from a PCR test. Isn’t it sad that the highest court denies us all a truthful context for that woman’s death?

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