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●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor, which ultimately leads to civil disorder.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The penalty for ignorance is slavery.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the gap.
It’s all lies: The dishonest basis for an unwinnable war: ISIS version.
ISIS is Islam. Do not be deceived by lies. ISIS is cruel in its methods and extreme in its beliefs, but at its core, it is Islam.
Many Muslims feel that Christianity is evil, amoral and blasphemous, and most importantly, that Christianity wishes to defeat and ultimately eliminate Islam.
For thirteen hundred years it has been thus.
Christianity proselytizes. That is a fundamental. Christianity sends missionaries over the world, missionaries whose raison d’etre it is to convert people from “inferior” or “ignorant” faith.
Is it any wonder that Islam resents this? Is it any wonder that so many Muslims reject what it sees as the attempted Christianization (aka “Westernization”) of its women, of its children, of its mores?
We all are led by the extreme versions of what is in our hearts. So when America’s extreme right wing declares that “America is a Christian nation,” many moderate Christians may object as a matter of law, but in their hearts and souls, this indeed is a Christian nation — or should be.
Eliminate the beheadings, and ISIS is the Crusades — or perhaps, more accurately, ISIS is the Crusades, including the beheadings. But, ISIS is an internecine war, Muslim against Muslim, and that should make all the difference.
President Barack Obama, leader of the Christian world, righteously declares a different phase in a thirteen hundred year war. Now we shall attempt yet another Crusade. We shall exterminate ISIS (an impossible task) and we shall enlist Muslim nations to assist us (even less likely than “impossible”)?
Think: Despite centuries of religious wars, what religion, even what sect, has been exterminated? Consider the Inquisition. Consider the Holocaust. Consider the massive cruelty, hatred, incredible time and effort devoted to exterminating one tiny religion. What has been the result?
And now we wish to exterminate ISIS??
Will we succeed just as our endless wars against al Qaeda, recreational drugs, alcohol and crime succeeded?
And Barack Obama, leader of the Christian world, says he wishes to enlist Muslim nations to help exterminate ISIS. And this, he tells us, is for moral reasons. ISIS is evil, and it is our given mission and right to eliminate evil.
All morality. All righteousness. All lies.
The only assistance the Christian world will receive from the Muslim world, will come from Islamic dictators, afraid ISIS will infringe on their personal dictatorial power. And even then, the assistance will be tentative and grudging.
Soon, more American children will be mutilated, suffer and die in another endless, useless war. It is necessary that they die to prove the evils of Islam. All religious wars must have martyrs as symbols of the other side’s depravity.
And for what? Does ISIS threaten secular America? Is this band of thousands likely to overturn the mightiest war machine the world ever has known?
Or does ISIS threaten Christian America?
Number of Muslims in the U.S. doubles since 9/11
Mormonism grows 45% and spreads across nation
Data released Tuesday from the 2010 U.S. Religion Census shows Islam was the fastest growing religion in America in the last 10 years, with 2.6 million living in the U.S. today, up from 1 million in 2000.
Mormonism too saw remarkable growth, with a 45% increase in adherents. It added nearly 2 million members since 2000, bringing their number in the U.S. to 6.1 million.
In the Midwest and parts of the South there are now more Muslims than Jews for the first time.
Is this what America fears: 2.6 million Muslims, up 1.6 million in ten years, in our nation of 316 million people?
And if so, will the war on ISIS help slow the growth of Islam in America — or increase it? What exactly does America want? What would victory look like?
ISIS has killed a handful of Americans; now soon thousands more Americans will die in the futile attempt to eliminate ISIS. What would victory look like?
More and more young Americans are being swept into radical Islam as a result of Christian America’s attempt to crush ISIS. What would victory look like?
Who wants this unwinnable war? Who benefits from this unwinnable war?
Yes, the military manufacturers, the makers of tanks, guns, ships, planes, rockets and boots.
Yes, the military itself, for nothing creates big budgets and fast promotions like war.
Yes, the politicians, who long have known there is no better way to be elected than to act tough in the face of an enemy, real or imagined.
And yes, the religious leaders, who righteously call for peace, while using war as a recruitment tool for “us versus them.”
What is our alternative?
Do nothing. Isis’s war is intramural, Muslim against Muslim.
It is not America against any other nation, unless we make it so. As a nation, we have no national enemies in the Mideast and, but for Israel, we have no national friends. So what would victory look like?
In this religious war, whom shall we support and whom shall we make our enemy? Shia? Sunni? Quranist? Sufist?
Which Islamic denomination shall we fight in Iraq and which in Iran? With which do we hope to ally in Syria? In Turkey? In Egypt? Whom shall we invite to hate us most?
Do we really believe that bombing and killing one denomination in one geographic area, will endear us that denomination in a different geographic area — or to a different denomination? Or, is bombing and shooting to be our method of proselytization?
Might it not be better to step back and say to all Islamic nations:
“If, as a nation, you come to America in peace, America will welcome you in pease, as we welcome all amicable nations. If you are a friend to America, we will support you. But, if you attack America, America will defend itself.
“Where Islam is at war with itself, we will not intervene. Such war is Islam’s to pacify. America will provide food, but not guns. America will provide medicines, but not soldiers. America will not try to convert you nor to change your peaceful ways.
We respect your freedom to choose your path.”
If not this, what else exactly do we want? What exactly would victory look like?
We no longer need Mideast oil, so that has ceased to be the tacit excuse. We cannot remake the world in our image. So what do we want?
The endless war is composed of lies, all lies, nothing but lies. And upon these lies our children are sent to die.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
Ten Steps to Prosperity:
1. Eliminate FICA (Click here)
2. Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D plus long term nursing care — for everyone (Click here)
3. Provide an Economic Bonus to every man, woman and child in America, and/or every state a per capita Economic Bonus. (Click here) Or institute a reverse income tax.
4. Free education (including post-grad) for everyone. Click here
5. Salary for attending school (Click here)
6. Eliminate corporate taxes (Click here)
7. Increase the standard income tax deduction annually
8. Tax the very rich (.1%) more, with higher, progressive tax rates on all forms of income. (Click here)
9. Federal ownership of all banks (Click here)
10. Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99% (Click here)
10 Steps to Economic Misery: (Click here:)
1. Maintain or increase the FICA tax..
2. Spread the myth Social Security, Medicare and the U.S. government are insolvent.
3. Cut federal employment in the military, post office, other federal agencies.
4. Broaden the income tax base so more lower income people will pay.
5. Cut financial assistance to the states.
6. Spread the myth federal taxes pay for federal spending.
7. Allow banks to trade for their own accounts; save them when their investments go sour.
8. Never prosecute any banker for criminal activity.
9. Nominate arch conservatives to the Supreme Court.
10. Reduce the federal deficit and debt
No nation can tax itself into prosperity, nor grow without money growth. Monetary Sovereignty: Cutting federal deficits to grow the economy is like applying leeches to cure anemia.
Two key equations in economics:
1. Federal Deficits – Net Imports = Net Private Savings
2. Gross Domestic Product = Federal Spending + Private Investment and Consumption – Net Imports
THE RECESSION CLOCK
Vertical gray bars mark recessions.
As the federal deficit growth lines drop, we approach recession, which will be cured only when the growth lines rise. Increasing federal deficit growth (aka “stimulus”) is necessary for long-term economic growth.