Morning news brags about price increases.

This morning I heard part of a news broadcast bragging about price increases in real estate and the stock market. The announcer was pretending that having a price increase means a strong market. But it doesn’t mean that. These price increases aren’t something to celebrate for most of us.

The stock market has little basis for price increases and many are extremely concerned that the stock market is going to crash.

I look at real estate across the nation as part of my information acquiring routine in order to keep track of price changes. Over the last few weeks there have been enormous price increases across the West and even in the South. Montana properties aren’t affordable anymore and there’s fewer worthwhile properties on offer. I saw what looked like an abandoned army barracks in the middle of nowhere in Montana with acreage on offer for $300,000 and the property was in bad repair. In the South, I saw a $325,000 increase since just a few months ago on a property that also came with acreage.

As this process of inflating prices continues it doesn’t make the use value any better. We are all losers in this price increase. There aren’t jobs enough to allow people to buy these properties as a place to live. As an asset, the price increase in real estate has been caused only by investors fleeing an overpriced stock market and buying real estate. When a stock is on offer for a new company and sells, it does the buyer no good if that company fails soon after. Old companies fail too and stocks will fall when the Federal Reserve eventually stops pumping the market with borrowed money.

Price manipulation is easy as we have seen over the last 13 years. Creating wealth is harder. Wealth creation isn’t possible when we are being immersed in liquidity gambles over the short-term. This price manipulation will end in tragedies large and small.

Where will anyone find refuge in a falling market with a failing currency? Certainly not in digital monies which will be at least as unstable and easier to manipulate. The outcome of deregulation in banking is taking us all to the poor house. The shables that money overprinting, stock market underwriting, real estate price increases, and more inflation in food and energy will make of our economy will soon be obvious to everyone.

Reduce real estate taxes to save homeownership in America.

Investors have bought so much real estate in the United States that Americans are now facing real financial problems wherever they live because of the impact of property taxes. The rate of price increases in U.S. real estate is outpacing inflation by a large margin yet while Americans can avoid spending money in some inflated areas of the economy to try to discourage price increases they can’t do that in the real estate market.

Even if a person can’t afford to buy a house, they still have to live somewhere and that means they have to pay real estate taxes through their rental fee. Municipalities that are gathering in this tax seem unconcerned about the impact of price increases in rent and mortgages. Some are now suggesting that this real estate grab by investors will drive people out of single family housing altogether after taxes make owning a home unaffordable to most people during our current economic conditions.

Property taxes were once based on market prices set by home buyers who wanted the use value of living in the home and that was acceptable before asset investors started fleeing their Wall Street insecurities and retreating into real estate. Now prices in real estate have been blown out of proportion when compared to the use value of housing.

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In the recent past, a person could build their own house as a way to save money in real estate. Recent price increases in building materials are now making that unaffordable as well. As investors panic about their doomsday fears of a market collapse, they cause financial suffering among renters and buyers because they are buying so many houses. It may therefore be time to reduce real estate taxes across America.

An alternative may be to ban asset investors from American real estate. Many asset investors come from foreign nations and have no stake in the state of American real estate except as an investment haven. Casino investment strategy on Wall Street is impacting main street directly through increases in property tax. Deregulated markets are to blame as well as easy money policies by the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve promises to keep interest rates artificially low for two more years and the Federal Reserve ignores the suffering that their policies are causing Americans. Ordinary Americans suffer under easy money policies and we’ve been suffering too long as it is.

Spring brings sunshine and discontent.

Spring is here and I find that there’s some things in these United States that I’m missing. However great spring will be with its increasing sunshine and the opportunity to plant a garden, I’m feeling that there are some social advantages that have just flown the coop.

What I miss in this United States is a sense that competent people can be hired by ordinary Americans to take care of ordinary problems. I miss the high sense of confidence that I once had about being able to find a good doctor, a good dentist, or a competent lawyer at an affordable price.

I miss knowing that I can go to many Universities across America and acquire a real education that will lead to gainful employment. I miss knowing that Universities welcome open-minded discussions and even well argued disagreements.

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I miss ordinary things like being able to change jobs and try something new as I recall that many professions once only required a basic education. I miss the extensive job ads in the newspaper. And I miss secretaries and HR people who would answer my questions about getting a job somewhere.

I miss being able to talk to other people about uncontroversial news in the news broadcasts that almost everyone had seen or heard about. I miss open mindedness generally. I dislike social media’s divisive content that causes constant unhappiness. I dislike personal news feeds that create discord because different people are getting different news information.

I miss the sense of welcome that everyone once could experience in restaurants when the economy was open to many different cuisines in neighborhoods everywhere. I miss giving a tip as a thank you for good service and a good meal.

I miss confidence that our government is full of competent people doing competent work. I never used to think that private businesses could be closed on a whim by people whose job is guaranteed. I miss seeing Washington D.C. open and welcoming for meetings with concerned citizens. I miss believing that my vote would help to select office holders.

I dislike having our broken economy that has less economic and political freedom for Americans. I dislike bad banking policies of deregulation and Washington’s bad fiscal and monetary policies. I wish I didn’t feel afraid that my earnings will be destroyed by stupid Washington policies closing down the economy and demanding increased taxes. I wish the economy made sense better than it does today. I miss market based price discovery.

I dislike public service messages that boss people around and that mind other people’s business. Bossy people on the radio telling me what to do all day long are bullies that I can do without. I dislike propaganda messaging.

I dislike signs that say “No Mask, No Service.” Those signs are fascistic nonsense.

My favorite checkout lady at the grocery store told me a few days ago that people are suffering from inflation in food and other things. Many of her customers feel afraid of what will become of them in this senseless economy. Let’s hope that spring brings some political and economic improvements along with more sunshine. In with spring, out with fascism.

Social media books show cause of increasing political polarity.

For Christmas 2020, I purchased two books about social media. The books I bought are Jaron Lanier’s Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, and Sinal Aral’s The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health–And How We Must Adapt. I have never joined Facebook or Twitter but I like to understand the cause of social changes that I see happening and I think that social media has changed our society. Online searches for this information weren’t very successful and I often find that books are superior to online sources, probably because the author can get paid for a book when it finds an audience and their content is more permanent. I bought two books instead of only one because I like to get more than one source whenever I explore a controversial topic.

I am only part-way through these books but I want to encourage you to buy them or borrow them from a library or a friend so that you can learn about social media’s effects on our society. I am learning a lot from them even though I don’t agree with every point of information or opinion in them. Social media has been affecting us for about 15 years. Our politics became more polarized starting about 15 years ago. It’s not a coincidence.

The effect of social media is profound and it is damaging relationships that people can have with those that differ from them. The alarming thing about social media is that it curates the content that people read and algorithms in the programming encourage discord. When a person thinks that someone else is acting crazy and believing crazy things, that craziness can be directly connected with the personalized feed where different people see different content.

When people disagree about politics today it isn’t merely because different people want different things. It’s because they have seen different on-line content about politics when they read content that is fed specifically to them by an algorithm. An algorithm monitors where a person goes on-line and tries to make them do that behavior more often. Bots often create a phony sense that many other people agree with content that is being fed to the public even when few real people know about the information. But a lot of content is a mixture of truth and lies. Controversy increases traffic. All of the content is designed to maximize clicks and likes which can be increased by causing discord. A lot of content is meant to make you think that anyone of a different opinion is crazy or evil. Don’t believe it.

We haven’t all become crazy and intolerant. A profit maximizing tool is feeding you a bunch of baloney that can make you feel bad, feel helpless, feel hopeless. Meanwhile, our nation is still suffering from real monetary and fiscal malfeasance but not because we have become a nation full of crazies. We have real political problems that are systemwide and nationwide. But it isn’t true that We-the-People are evil or crazy. Don’t go on-line for news and information unless you realize that on-line sources aren’t factual and are meant to trick you into greater involvement in a corrupt and manipulative information system that is making mincemeat of authentic discovery. If you go on-line, look for first hand interviews and primary source material. Ask questions in framing your search criteria.

Mainstream media has also proven over the last several years to be completely unreliable for authentic truth source news. Ask your own questions and don’t rely on others to inform you in any media. Current news sources are mostly full of junky non-nourishing news information. Today, it’s up to you to discern for yourself what is happening. Ask questions, seek your own answers based on reliable numerous different sources that you can cross check.

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Opportunity online search top hits are all programs brokered by government.

I decided to look for opportunity in America. I did a search for American opportunity online. What came up on the first page of my search was only hits about government programs. Nothing else appears to be happening in the world of American opportunity.

According to my dictionary, the word opportunity has two meanings. The first is “a combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time.” The second is “a good chance or occasion, as to advance oneself.” Just above the word opportunity is the word opportunism. My dictionary says for this word, “the practice or policy of adapting one’s actions, judgments, etc. to circumstances, as in politics, in order to further one’s immediate interests, without regard for basic principles or eventual consequences.”

Having government policies entwined with opportunity causes opportunism. Opportunism is how I describe the key characteristic of neoliberalism. Opportunism is destroying opportunity in America.

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Where is opportunity in America without government involvement? How can we get rid of government’s entanglement in our opportunities? How did we get to the place we are where government makes our choices for us without regard to the consequences?

A fantastic insight about this topic comes from the classical liberal era. American Founders believed that political freedom requires economic freedom. Economic freedom from government interference is something we could use more of right now. Because government can’t create opportunity. Governments can’t make people creative or productive. They can tax us. They can close down our businesses under (bogus) covid restrictions. But they can’t be the dynamo of energy found in Americans who want to work to make the nation better and freer. The more government gets in the way, the poorer we all become in terms of opportunities and outcomes.

I have read that 50% of all American economic activity is now brokered by government. People get government checks to provide income that they may not be able to get any other way in our current economy. This is not at a time of economic growth but rather economic shrinkage. Even if you want to open a business after covid restrictions are over, the government will want to tax every dollar that you make as soon as you make it.

Paul Harvey has been off the radio since 2008 but I still remember him saying that the levels of taxation in the United States destroy people’s incentive to start a business. I seem to remember that he said as soon as taxes go above 17%, incentive to work begins to diminish. Now there are so many taxes and bossy regulations, so many middlemen and thieves wanting to steal the fire right out of the heart of the furnace of production that a lot of would-be entrepreneurs can’t see a way to get anything started. And financialization diverts money from productive uses to investment uses. People naturally want to get things done with their lives. Misguided voices who say that they want to have Universal Basic Income take the place of productive living have lost track of humanity’s wish to strive and accomplish. UBI is a monster that will sap every good thing out of people’s life legacy. And UBI won’t magically produce prosperity as it claims.

The question “Where is opportunity in America without government involvement?” There isn’t any such opportunity. But we can change things back to having opportunity by removing government’s involvement in people’s opportunity. Stop all the government oversight. Government should just stop minding our business and start minding the duties and obligations of governing.

“How can we get rid of government’s entanglement in our opportunities?” Stop rewarding people in government jobs that are regulating and spying on American businesses. End those jobs. I heard that Anthony Fauci makes $419,000 per year and he shouldn’t make that money. Fire him and all of the others like him.

“How did we get to the place we are where government makes our choices for us without regard for the consequences?” We let the government grow incrementally larger as a sign of progress until it has now eclipsed all other incremental growth in the nation. Cutting back the government by firing most government employees, returning to certifiable voting systems so that bad actors in Congress can be removed, reforming the monetary system and getting rid of financialization so that money can return to productive investments, reducing taxes on work that reduces the incentive to work, all of these things would return us to greater opportunity in America.

Non-performance of Constitutionally mandated Congressional duties; breach of contract.

Remember when Newt Gingrich publicized his Contract with America? At the time, I thought that the language was just a publicity stunt. Back then, I was focused on the idea that the Constitution limits the powers of Congress and I wasn’t thinking about their having a contract with America under the Constitution that describes duties that they must perform. When Congress fails to perform its duties, is it in breach of contract? Can Congress be prosecuted for non-performance?

The neoliberal era that we live in has become a litigious era. In fact it’s so legally busy that many political attacks happen in the courts. You can notice this when you consider the legal attack of Leutenant General Michael Flynn, for example. You can also see it in the examples of legal hoaxes and made up charges against President Donald Trump. If legal attacks have replaced assasination as a prerogative of political power, that’s probably a good thing. The unfortunate mess that our legal system is in, its various failures to act within the bounds of justice, are however, really a bad thing. Since what comes around goes around I can’t help but wonder. When you consider Congress’s actions and failures to act appropriately, is Congress vulnerable to legal charges of non-performance and breach of contract?

Many witnesses came forward during the 2020 election to write legal affadavits describing what they believed was election fraud. The FBI turned away from claims that fraud happened and failed to follow-up with appropriate investigations. There were other examples where courts turned away from the material merits of cases being made about election fraud and the material evidence was not heard in court. Court cases were denied based on standing. But does America have standing in a court of law to insist that Congress is failing us? Can we use the Department of Justice to make a claim of non-performance or breach of contract? Since we have DOJ failures and FBI failures, can we use common law expectations for Congress to perform its duties to charge them with non-performance or malfeasance?

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If a class action lawsuit were filed on behalf people who want Congress to do its job, who would hear the lawsuit? Can America censure Congress and declare that it is in non-performance?

When you look at the proscribed duties of Congress listed in the United States Constitution, Congress is in breach-of-contract in Article 1, Section 5: “Each House shall be the Judge of the Elections…” because they refused to hear evidence or do an investigation of election fraud in 2020. Some members of Congress opposed validating the elections and wanted to do an investigation. Those few Congress members have been harried and attacked. That puts most of Congress in breach of contract and a few Congressional heroes in a compromised position from which they should be rescued for trying to do the right thing.

Congress is in breach of contract in Article 1, Section 8, “The Congress shall have the Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the Untied States…”; the covid restrictions clearly have harmed the welfare of the United States and Congress is failing to pay debts as it inflates the U.S. dollar through its various monetary policy experiments.

Congress is in breach of contract in Article 1, Section 8, “To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization…” because they have failed to control the U.S. border and prevent illegal immigrations.

Congress is in breach of contract in Article 1, Section 8 for failures “To coin Money, and regulate the value thereof…” continually deferring to the Federal Reserve as it destroys the value of the dollar, instead of stopping monetary abuses that have continued since the Great Recession and that have harmed American families and especially the elderly.

Congress is in breach of contract in the same Article 1, Section 8, for failing “To Provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States.” Printing dollars beyond the productivity of the nation and locking down “non-essential” business to furthur impair production is breach of contract by failing to protect the general welfare.

Congress is in breach of contract for Article 1, Section 8, “To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations.” Covid restrictions especially in the context of what some claim is an engineered virus and an unnecessary follow-up with m-RNA vaccine experimentation on Americans is against the Law of Nations with respect to offenses against the United States and also other Nations. A failure to recognize or investigate the possibility of biowarfare is breach of contract.

Congress is in breach of contract in Article 1, Section 8, “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions.” Antifa and BLM have been attacking American cities in 2020 and have been linked to the attack on the Capital building. Congress has failed to do its duty to defend the United States in two ways: by falsely claiming in their recent impeachment trial that President Trump caused the Capital attack and also their 2020 claims that Antifa/BLM city riots were a kind of free speech.

Many people see Congress is failing the nation. There are legal remedies for a failure to perform and breach of contract. Even Congress should be called to account for itself.

No friendly voices on the radio this morning.

This morning for my exercise period on the stationary bike, I turned on the radio. Just for company. As an alternative to radio broadcasting, this week I’ve been listening to a David Sedaris CD set for some humor. But I’ve pretty much exhausted it now. So back to the radio I went. I was disappointed. It was just nonsense and propaganda. Fake stories about the Trump phony impeachment trial lacked any truth telling anywhere to be found. Too bad. Truth always gives us opportunities while propaganda doesn’t do anything but waste our listening time.

I haven’t heard any progress toward changing from electronic voting to a reliable system of voting like with paper ballots. I still hear radio stories about how Americans can address political rascals by voting them out of office. Of course, that is clearly no longer true. Too bad about that. Tragedy stalks us all because of fraudulent voting.

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I have heard more information about m-RNA vaccines posing a variety of threats. It seems that the jab may be more than a mere inconvenience. Encountering a wild type virus after priming the body to recognize viral spike proteins may lead to a quick and fatal end from something called antibody or immunity enhancement. M-RNA codes for proteins, and is usually present in small quantities in our cells. Our body has t-RNA and r-RNA also. M-RNA is usually around only 10% of all RNA in the body–a relatively small amount that is deactivated after the protein is made. Many animals in earlier pre-Covid m-RNA vaccine studies died after getting a vaccine of m-RNA after they later encountered a wild virus (some studies had 20% death rate, some 50% death rate and some as high as a 100% death rate). Death happens because the spike protein expressed in cells causes the immune system to attack the body’s cells that express that spike protein. Since coronaviruses are so common, it is risky to jab m-RNA into the arms of people to cause their cells to express a viral protein.

Of course we are already hearing of quicker fatalities of through other fatal mechanisms caused by the M-RNA jab. Some people are dying before they encounter wild-type viruses. We hear of death a few hours or days after a person has been injected with the m-RNA jab. We also hear of autoimmune disorders that develop hours, days or weeks later and complicate people’s lives with life-changing illnesses. We know from animal studies that imune enhancement caused deaths in animals that were in other m-RNA studies. And we don’t hear that the m-RNA jab does what vaccines are supposed to do. At best we hear that it may shorten illness time with covid-19 which is already mild or unsymptomatic in most people. That it may shorten illness by killing the m-RNA recipient isn’t emphasized.

If a lot of old people died after getting the jab, they couldn’t cash out their retirement investments and medicare wouldn’t be charged for late-life care. That would shift money away from going to pensioners. I wonder if that would be celebrated by money managers and insurance brokers in some circles. It would take some pressure off of Wall Street, currently being propped up by the money-printers. It would take pressure off the medical system, too. Murder through medical mishap isn’t supposed to be the recipe for enhancing national prosperity. It’s a kind of malfeasance when officials tell people they should get a dangerous m-RNA jab when ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine and zinc are already a safe and proven effective treatment.

So if you are old and you’re thinking, “All of my friends are getting the jab, and I can’t imagine living without these wonderful friends so why shouldn’t I get the jab too?” I hope that you will change your mind. And talk to them and try to change their minds. In America, we have FDA approval procedures for vaccines and although the FDA studies lack long-term rigor and are in some cases already recommending dangerous medical procedures, at least the FDA can usually stop medical abuse like we are seeing with the m-RNA jab.

The m-RNA jab is experimental. It isn’t FDA approved. It requires the Covid emergency to continue excusing it even though there’s no need for a declared emergency now. No animal studies were done for the covid-19 m-RNA jab even though earlier animal studies after m-RNA exposure proved significantly deadly because of immune enhancement. Healthy people have already died from getting the m-RNA jab. Don’t get it and risk joining them.

How to satisfy a spiritual appetite.

When I look at today’s political problems I can’t help but notice that our leaders have destroyed their souls. Why would I notice that? Well, I think that when a person becomes powerful there is usually the possibility for them to transition from physical power, from intellectual power to finally a kind of spiritual power. What if our leaders have become spiritually bankrupt and they can no longer make that transition? What I’m seeing around us all in the year 2021 can be easily explained when you realize that our leaders have lost their soul’s connection to a life of the spirit that would serve to connect them to the world with a sense of what’s valuable.

I got on this train of thought when I noticed Congress’s loss of power. Congress is supposed to do tasks assigned to this body by our Constitution. I’ve noticed that Congress as a body isn’t doing its job. Members of Congress aren’t taking care of the way our nation spends money. They aren’t overseeing our voting systems to make sure they have fidelity. They aren’t writing legislation that nurtures our country. They aren’t solving problems. They are a group of people presiding over a wasteland of failed projects. They fight and bicker and threaten. The longer they stay in power, the more disconnected all of them seem from all of us. How sad. They exist in a land without a spiritual connection to all of the valuable things in life. It isn’t hell but it’s a place where none of them can make good things happen anymore.

Let me make this a little less woo woo for you. Think of the covid restrictions. None of them accomplished the stated goal of preventing infection. When infection wasn’t prevented, the restrictions should have been removed. Instead they were increased. Even now they continue as a form of compliance without belief. This makes people in politics feel powerful as they fail to create social value with their decrees. See…no spiritual transition to a simple question like “What good thing can be done now?” Instead we continue under bad leadership toward processes that create no value. Only control without value.

You would be technically correct to point out that covid restrictions have been put into effect mostly by governors after President Trump said it was up to them to decide what to do on a state by state basis. Governors aren’t in Congress. Treasury policy isn’t Congress either. Abuse of the monetary system in the Treasury and Federal Reserve is overseen by Congress but it isn’t done by Congress. Yet, Congress is the sovereign body of the United States. Corrupt tyrant sovereigns own responsibility for mismanagement more than any other body in governance.

So what I’ll say is that our leaders now serve as an example of what not to do…what not to become. Perhaps not every member of Congress is soulless. But Congress as a body isn’t soulful. Don’t you go that way. Just because Congress has given up most of its cosmic sovereign purpose doesn’t mean that you should do likewise. Keep in mind the importance of our fellow men and women and the importance of our natural rights. Remember that Congress is supposed to protect the life, liberty and property of its citizens. It’s failing us.

Congress has lost a connection to bringing value into the world. They are destroyers of value instead. When Congress promises you a new healthcare program, imagine looking into their soulless eyes when they tell you that. Say no. When Congress promises you an experimental mrna vaccine supposedly to save you from an illness, imagine their empty vacuum filled hearts and say no to that. Get some exercise and good nutritious food instead. When Congress promises to give you money after they destroy your ability to make a living, I know you might have to cash a check or two from them, but don’t plan on it becoming permanent. Someday soon the checks from Congress will all bounce. Because Congress lost its soul and without having a spiritual connection to what human beings value, Congress can no longer lead the nation toward anything of value. Whatever Congress promises to do for you, hear them with the knowledge that they are destroyers now. Not builders. Say no to that world of destruction.

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You can turn away from that soullessness. Humans know what is valuable because we are born with that knowledge and many are nurtured in that knowledge. Were you? Don’t make deals that lose for you your connection to others and to our beautiful living world. Keep your soul healthy. Look at religions and find the technologies that can save your soul’s connections to what is really of value. Put your life’s energy into those kinds of connections. Don’t get talked out of having a spiritual life by a Congress that’s multiplying money without installing any value in it or in anything they are doing. Congress is destroying our nation. When Congress acts scary, remember that their behavior doesn’t recommend itself to you. Because having a soul matters.

Who is waging infowarfare against America?

I can see information warfare in media stories. Information warfare provides a competitive advantage to some viewpoints over others and can often make people feel confused or disheartened or by contrast, overconfident about a viewpoint without a valid reason. Some people try to define fake news by putting all the sites with stories they don’t agree with in the fake news site category. That’s not, however, how most of us think of fake news. So to be clear, I think that fake news is media on the internet, or in the publishing world that puts false narrative side by side with true narratives. Often this can confuse issues and raise passions, polarizing the nation. It can control outcomes in our political landscape but without a valid foundation. Only after an event has happened can a media consumer find out what was true and what wasn’t and then only if they have a copy printed of the story they were following.

Information warfare guided by bots on social media can inflame some topics by making one point of view appear more popular or more widely accepted than it really is. Social media, a phenomenon that is only about 15 years old is reshaping public opinions and making viewpoints more extreme. Think of it as a Hegelian argument on steroids. The Hegelian argument isn’t like the Greek dialectic. Greek arguments are about discovering what is true and what is false or what is good vs. what is harmful. The Hegelians don’t argue that one point is better or more true. Instead, every argument is treated as having similar value and nothing gets decided…only considered. That sounds so open minded which seems good at first, but what it can lead to is that some arguments that are false don’t get discarded when they should be discarded.

An example of Hegelian narrative is what happened in media stories after the 2008 subprime mortgage collapse. Mainstream media in broadcast tv and radio never got around to explaining what went wrong or how to prevent a recurrent financial collapse. Instead, there were numerous know nothing points of view on display in a constant Hegelian cycle of endless discussions. I got the information I wanted about the 2008 financial collapse from a book titled All the Devils are Here: The Hidden Story of the Financial Crisis, by Bethany McLean and Joe Nocera. But most Americans never saw a copy of that book. Online and broadcast media sources endlessly discussing topics in finance failed America. Only McLean and Nocera gave Americans the information they needed to understand.

Social media does something similar to Hegelian discussions… every argument is available and some are spread more widely than other arguments that might be more valid. Bots pose as people liking a post and it can look like thousands or millions of people approve of a post when there aren’t many at all. Any claim can appear to be of greater value than another based on bot likes. Sadly, this assay of Hegelian value isn’t based on evidence that might prove that viewpoint is valid. It isn’t even based on authentic opinion. It can serve to convince people that an invalid viewpoint is widely accepted.

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Jaron Lanier says that social media can be used as a kind of behavoir modification strategy that influences people to subtly change their viewpoints, gradually making them more and more extreme. He specifically warns against using social media. He says that people should ban it from their lives.

Since the 2020 election inauguration day, on the 20th of January, media sponsors have limited the discussion of vote fraud by media pundits. No one is allowed to raise that topic in radio or on tv. A multitude of public concerns have come up. The public now doubts the fairness of our electoral process. Many Americans have become concerned about electronic voting fraud and that concern is also my greatest one. But there were many other forms of fraud from ballot stuffing to backdating ballots to fake ballots being printed without being processed through a real voter and cast in the 2020 election. Many witnesses gave afidavit testimony. Crimes appear to have happened and none were prosecuted.

Unfortunately, America’s voting concerns haven’t been addressed by the American justice department. Despite massive evidence, no one has been arrested. I visited some of my neighbors this week. Some of them are so worried that they are not able to sleep. They think that our government is full of cheats and liars. Are they right? And how will their concerns be addressed? Will electronic voting be fixed?

At the beginning of the IT revolution, people were hoping that society would benefit from the new technologies. We weren’t expecting social media to be weaponized as a technique of mass behavioral modification that creates polarizing viewpoints and discord. At this point, none of us should trust social media or the information revolution to be benign. Some of our experience shows us that it can be really harmful and destructive of social neighborliness. Social media and broadcast media are failing to serve us as resources that help our society come to agreement about what might be best for us. Instead they make us freak out, and fear our neighbors.

This is infowarfare. Who is behind it? To be sure, we can name corporate sponsors in broadcast media that are squelching discussions about voter fraud. We know that portions of our government ignored voter fraud and appear to have accepted it or denied that it happened. Broadcast media reports about government in the new Biden Administration are actively threatening people who raise concerns with cancel culture plans against ordinary people asking reasonable questions. And of course, there’s social media companies that have been actively censoring discourse on their platforms.

All of these groups appear to prefer globalization to Make-America-Great strategies that many advocated for America because so many everyday Americans outside of the political and IT groups have experienced economic decline under globalization, financialization and neoliberalism. Are globalizers also plotting against nation states? Nation states are the only political entities in the world that protect natural rights. They are the world’s most stable strategy for peace since the Peace of Westphalia established nation states in 1648. Nation states help to prevent religious wars like the Thirty Years War. Nation states also invented diplomacy based on Italian City State strategies which has reduced the frequency of wars. Global institutions don’t do that.

Who else is networked with the globalist corporations, governments and social media companies? How many foreign powers have influenced our 2020 election? There appears to be a coordinated network attempting to block discourse and vote fraud resolution. How can we get around this blockade?

If All the Seas Were One Sea…

If all the seas were one sea,

What a great sea that would be!

And if all the trees were one tree,

What a great tree that would be!

And if all the axes were one axe,

What a great axe that would be!

And if all the men were one man,

What a great man he would be!

And if the great man took the great axe,

And cut down the great tree,

And let it fall into the great sea,

What a splish splash that would be!

–Mother Goose