Archive: January 24, 2022

Fortune Favors the Bold

Fortune Favors the Bold

Hello Fellow Patriots:

People die. We die in droves every day. With Covid or without Covid, over 3 million people die each year. About half of that total die from heart disease and cancer. Half. Other medical ailments kill another 800,000. And, this was before Covid. Another 250,000 die from a variety of other causes with poisoning at about 76,000, surprisingly, the largest non-medical reason.

While we don’t know exactly how many people died of Covid vs. with Covid today; it is becoming commonly understood that there were substantially fewer people who died of heart disease and Cancer during the Covid outbreak than in previous years. Having died with Covid, everyone from some gunshot victims to people who were dying a natural death in Hospice were coded for Covid. Numbers can mean anything you want. Taken from a USA story:

“The way to compare the two is to look at (the number of deaths) over 12 months, preferably the same 12 months,” she told USA TODAY.

At the time the tweet was shared on Jan. 2, there had been 360,888 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. in the nine months since the pandemic was declared a national emergency in mid-March 2020. The U.S. averages about 600,000 cancer deaths per year, so roughly 450,000 in a given nine-month span.

A look back at the first full year of the pandemic yields similar results. The 12 months beginning in mid-March 2020 left about 540,000 Americans dead, nearly equal to the annual average of 600,000 cancer deaths.”

You can easily see that cancer deaths were down about 10% when they should have been up. Why up? The government has widely reported that many cancer patients did not receive their normal treatment during the Covid Pandemic because they were afraid of getting infected. This should have led to excess deaths in the cancer patient community. Official numbers do not reflect this. You could easily extrapolate this to all the other causes of medical mortality where the pattern and reasons are consistent.

We are not naïve. Covid killed many people who would have otherwise lived. But the response to Covid was inappropriately targeted, vastly expensive for most of us, and depressed millions and millions of people who did not know what to believe or what was likely going to happen to them. This was unnecessary and likely led to many deaths as a result of depression, altered and ultimately unhealthy lifestyles, and more.

Immediately before Covid, our country had been on a long road into the pursuit of perfect safety. Covid magnified that concept and led our government to make pronouncements that were untrue on their face but would push people into the desired direction. Masks, social distancing, sneeze guards, constant sanitizing of exposed surfaces, lockdowns, the closing of schools, etc. was based on the false premise that you could stop the spread when you couldn’t. Many of those failed actions are still with us today, which is evidence that government institutions are slow to reverse themselves when science informs them of their folly. Here’s just one example in support: Feel good actions is the government proving they are doing something that “science supports.”

One more…. Cloth masks were known not to be effective against airborne virus transmission for a generation. That is one reason why Fauci initially advised against mask-wearing and then reversed himself later on. The government had to prove they were in control and on top of the problem. Simply making up actions that you could take to protect yourself ultimately was to mollify the population while more effective ideas and concepts were pursued.

Chapter II

I ended my last piece with an admonishment that each of us needs to make our own independent decisions on how best to protect and live with Covid and to not rely on the government to tell us how to live our lives and how to think. So, let’s talk about that a bit more.

I believe and hope that you believe that America is exceptional. But exactly why is it…exceptional? Is it because of its geolocation in the world? A particularly beneficial climate or arable soil? Is it our mineral deposits or just good old divine providence? America’s detractors will tell you it is our storied history of slavery, greed, and avarice and that America is only what it is today as a consequence of its theft of the world’s wealth and riches. I think you know better; I know that I know better, it’s our people and our system of government. At least our original system of government and its implementation and priorities.

The rest of the world has many, many hardworking people and some benevolent and good governments that mostly let people live their own lives to a point, without interference. In America, we used to admire the individual and his/her drive for success against all odds. In every generation, there have been those that have created industries, made technical breakthroughs, and otherwise enlarged the pie and created wealth out of seemingly thin air. Here are a few names from history, old and new:

  • Ben Franklin
  • Henry Ford
  • John D. Rockefeller
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • J.P. Morgan
  • George Eastman
  • Steve Jobs
  • W.K. Kellogg
  • Este Lauder
  • Bill Gates
  • Thomas Edison
  • Ray Kroc
  • Harland Sanders
  • Sam Walton
  • Aaron Montgomery Ward
  • Richard Sears
  • Levi Strauss
  • P.T. Barnum
  • Conrad Hilton
  • J.W. Marriott
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Fred W. Smith

And many more. While they all shared a plethora of common and uncommon qualities, you can boil down everything necessary required for their spectacular success into three essential elements that greatness requires:

  1. They were indefatigable promoters of their own ideas
  2. There were relentless and put their ideas, priorities, and needs above everything else
  3. Good timing

The success of their dimension required an absence of fear. Fear is what keeps all but the few from throwing caution to the wind in the promotion of their singular beliefs in the face of detractors, interim failures, and other roadblocks that we all face, but frequently never conquer.

There is no empirical data that describes how many of us possess the qualities required for greatness. One in a thousand is as good a guess as any. Let’s face it, we can’t all belong to this esteemed list of over-the-top achievers. But, there’s a secondary level of success that is nothing to sneeze at either. There are about 15 million millionaires in this country; about 12 percent of households. Some people inherit their wealth, but the majority earned it in their lifetime. Those millionaires that number in the millions earned it through thrift, building businesses, selling their ideas, or through judicious buying and selling of hard assets. In most cases, these people took a risk. Many lost, but quite a few won, simply by being stubborn and single-minded. Good timing is also essential to success.

What do we teach our children today? We tell them safety is everything. Avoid hurt and stay in an environment that nurtures and protects. “It takes a village” anyone? But, how does the real-world work? To our view, which is based on history and a comparison to other countries, risk equals reward. You won’t make bupkis living in a “safe space” and avoiding the grueling, failure-prone, and indifferent life that is the only guarantee we all receive.

When we teach safety, we teach caution. When we teach too much caution, we teach fear. How do we balance the real opportunities and consequences of life against a society that teaches “better not go down the path those white people plowed because it only leads to unfairness and inequality”? Which in turn leads to the awful lie of implied racism. The next time you are hungry, realize it is the farmer, who demands a return on his investment that ultimately decides if you eat or not. Don’t pay him and you starve. China, the Soviet Union (Russia today), and Cuba among many nations, all need what we produce. They may have sufficient arable land, but it is the profit motive that grows abundant food, not the infamous common good that too many believe should be a First Principle for all.

Greed is good. Not just a movie slogan but a reflection of why so many people work hard and innovate. There have been no successful collectivist organizations. None. They all ultimately fail, be it a Kibbutz in Israel, Venezuela with all its oil riches, or Lenin’s dreams of swamping the non-communist world with goods produced in a worker’s paradise. It never happened and never will.

Greed is to life as fear is to death. Greed creates, fear locks up the mind, body, and soul, and our dreams which sometimes makes it real. Fear is what is taught by our institutions and too many families today. We want our children to be protected and want all of them to grow and prosper, but how?

We can’t guarantee them happiness any more than we can conjure up a genie. You can give your children money and things, provide safe spaces, but can’t give them what it takes to be independent and exceptional. Only through an early inculcation in trying and failing and then getting back on the horse can you learn how to become successful. No magic wand, no wishing, no wanting, no indulgence, and no material gift will ameliorate a poor grounding that only a stable, intact family that encourages our children to risk, fall, and sometimes fail can provide.

The government, some houses of worship, our schools, and yes, our parents have failed too many of our youth. Too many Deltas roam our country today (read Brave New World) and who will never know the pure ecstatic joy of being successful. By overprotecting our children, many have been permanently hobbled. By loving our children without requiring requisite responsibility and effort our children will achieve less than they otherwise would. Being a parent is hard. All the more so because we don’t want our children to be in pain or feel they are not as good as the next person. One of the chief lessons of life is that life is not fair or unfair; it is agnostic.

Prepare your child for a life of exploration, triumph, and sometimes failure. This is the logic of life that cannot be changed no matter what we might like to believe. Nature always triumphs. Teach your child that greed is good when in pursuit of an avocation and charity is good at other times. Teach your child that failure is a friend because it teaches us what to do the next time around. Throw away all those self-help books that teach you that life is situational or that you can keep your child from pain and failure. They are worse than useless drivel, these thoughts, ideas, and admonitions have destroyed a generation.

Finally, get the government off the backs of the people. We have spent trillions on feel-good programs that have, as its greatest accomplishment, the employments of hundreds of thousands of government drones, employees who produce nothing, consume everything and reduce our productive and personal potential. The federal government is too focused on and about power. Our Founders understood that and tried to warn us about it, fought against the accumulation of Federal powers, and tried hard to instill an ethical and righteous God-inspired government that was to be free of individual religious prejudice, not God itself.

How we vote, what we demand of government, and whether we raise our voices when we see wrong, go a long way towards fighting the tendency of government to overreach. That’s at the Federal level. Always keep in mind that you individually are supposed to be supreme at the local government level, be it county, city, or state. Don’t let those in the office run wild as has happened in so many places. Our country was created with an overarching belief in individualism vs. collectivism. Your involvement in local affairs is an important restraint to those in government who by trying to be everything, take everything.

Today, everything hinges on the future of our children. What kind of adults will they be? Will they be fearless, critical-thinking leaders or extensions of Woke political thought? We need anti-frail children to grow into the next towering presence to add to the list I created at the top. Teach the obvious, that no one is responsible for yourself except yourself. All the promises, guarantees, and safety nets will come to naught when the chips are down. Self-Reliance should be everyone’s mantra.

God Bless America

Allan J. Feifer

About the Author
Allan J. Feifer was born in 1956 in Atlanta, GA, to Beverly and Bernard Feifer, a successful American author, and businessman. A lifelong Republican, Allan has always been conservative in his views. In light of recent events, Allan felt compelled to write his new book, “unconventional warfare book,”

I am The Science

I Am the Science

Hello Fellow Patriots:

In November of last year, Dr. Fauci made the guaranteed lighting rod statement “I am the Science.” The complete statement reads even worse:

“So if you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you are really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci – you are attacking science,”

Let’s step back a bit. As I am writing this, it’s 6:30 in the morning and still dark outside. Just over a week ago, I got my “booster” shot and suffered for almost a week with every known malady you can get from taking these damn shots. I won’t call them vaccines because these are something else; genetically modified mRNA.

How it works: mRNA or messenger RNA may be labeled as the newest vaccine in town, which is a stretch as far as I am concerned, but as we have previously reported, the technology surrounding it is not entirely unknown, as mRNA research has been in the works since the 90s. This type of vaccine injects instructions, via a piece of genetic code, that tells your body how to make a certain protein essential to blocking the virus. “The mRNA vaccines instruct our cells to recognize COVID-19 and produce a harmless “spike” protein,”. These proteins train your immune system to recognize the virus and make antibodies to attack that virus if it arrives in your body. The instructions quickly vanish, but your immune system stays fortified.

It is important to keep in mind that this technology has been under study for decades but this is the first use of the technology according to John Hopkins. The novelty of “first use” is/was my first warning flag that we simply don’t know nearly enough about the efficacy and long-term effects of this shot.

So why did I take it last year and again in 2022? Logic. I’m 65 years old and have multiple comorbidities. If I was 20 years younger, I would likely not have taken the shot. Assume for a second that Covid is the flu, but something more like swine flu, only worse. Here is a list of the worst flu outbreaks in the United States in the last 100 or so years and the resultant number of deaths:

  • 1918 Spanish Flu outbreak killed at least 675,000
  • 1957 Avian flu outbreak killed at least 116,000
  • 1968 Hong Kong flu outbreak killed at least 100,000

This would seem to pale in comparison to the often stated figure of over 800,000 dead in the U.S. from Covid. But, is that a true number? As each day goes by, it seems more and more likely that the numbers quoted are not accurate. Specifically, the numbers are now generally understood to mean, dying with Covid vs. dying of Covid. Whatever politics you subscribe to will influence how you digest this statement. Whatever the real number is, whether it is the CDC numbers or some fraction thereof, a lot of people died and will continue to die of Covid. Something else to understand. We are a nation of 340 million. The population in 1918 was 103 million. In 1957 our population was 175 million. Covid is not the worst flu the United States has ever seen per capita. It is, however, unquestionably the most reported.

What has not been widely discussed so far is how Dr. Fauci’s strategy of fighting the disease has played out. Fauci was and is the single most important individual that decided how we were going to fight the disease. It was and still is the policy of this country to eradicate the disease by “Stopping the spread” as President Biden frequently states. This was true under President Trump as well.

I predict that when this is all over and Covid-19 has become endemic (which it likely is today) that the strategy undertaken by U.S. officials will not only come under fire but will be proven to have been an abject failure that destroyed lives and treasure and might ultimately lead to a realignment of world power. It is beyond the scope of today’s missive to discuss China’s role in all of this, but we must take note of the forces unleashed by this virus and the world changes that have resulted, and the virus effects that will likely continue into 2024 and beyond.

What was the central failing of our strategy? A belief that we could stop what amounted to the common cold on steroids. With Omicron, the latest variant of the base virus we are seeing even greater spread than before. While less deadly, Omicron lays bare the rubric that by taking the Covid Vaccine we can stop Covid as widely promised by Fauci. When it became obvious that Covid shots could not stop the spread, the message changed to: “Their effectiveness is measured by how well they protect people against moderate to severe COVID-19 disease—not how well they prevent infection or spread of the COVID-19 virus itself.” Interestingly, I scoured the internet to find an earlier statement by the government that categorically states that the vaccine will protect you from infection. Very hard to do. The internet is being scrubbed! Here’s one statement I found: “Some recent studies have shown similar peak viral loads in vaccinated people compared to unvaccinated people who contract COVID. This has raised concerns for the efficacy of vaccines for preventing transmission.” Unstated, scientific conclusions are steadily moving to what’s next since the spread of the disease seems unstoppable.

What should we do? Science lays an almost exclusive claim to logic. Specifically, Fauci’s statements continue to involve and have become more and more political. I wish to state to our readers that there will be no endpoint with Covid. Consider Covid a warning on two levels:

  1. There will be more Covid like diseases in the future and the next one might be much more dangerous
  2. The lack of effective national planning to fight this disease is unconscionable.

The United States spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year funding numerous labs, universities, and other scientific endeavors against just what has happened here. No one I have heard has said “what the hell happened?” Why were we so unprepared on so many levels for a world pandemic? Where was the system of tripwires that would inform us to pull out the three-ring binder and start executing a well-thought-out and rehearsed strategy for dealing with this? Not only was this foreseeable, but it was also expected. Not only were we late to the party, our strategy of mitigation utterly failed. In this failure, people died who should not have and our economy suffered grievous damage that will be felt for a generation and beyond. The lack of a cohesive plan led to our children (especially minorities) losing two years of education and the likelihood of a lifetime of consequences. How did we have failed so spectacularly?

Remember it was Beauty who killed the Beast in the original King Kong? Well, it’s now Science that killed the country. How could we have approached this disease differently is the obvious question? I am not a scientist, I consider myself to be more of a logician. The first step would be to identify the risk. Having studied cases of flu-like this for a generation, we should have been able to understand which population groups were at risk early with Covid. Instead, we chose a one size fits all approach and did not protect our elderly were more than 75% of deaths occurred. When the records have been revised, we may find that figure rise to 80% to 85% of actual deaths. Quarantine procedures have been understood for more than a hundred years. How did we fail our elderly so completely? By putting Covid positive individuals back in nursing homes as Governor Cuomo did? By splitting resources so that there was not enough PPE in places that needed it the most?

In my view, the worst atrocity to date was the abdication of leadership by those ultimately responsible. Blame President Trump or Biden, that you may, science has demonstrated a poor track record of getting results without the leadership of the civilian authority. Fauci has become a scapegoat for what has gone wrong and he has been all too willing to live in the limelight and claim sovereignty in his area. Many smart people in this country identified problems with our strategy early. Their voices were frequently drowned out by Fauci’s acolytes and their ability to create alternative strategies which were severely constrained by the fact that Fauci did not fund anything except ideas and people that he supported. There was and is a lack of diversity of opinion on how best to react to this Covid and future threats.

Imagine for a moment that our tripwires worked and we knew what was coming. What should have been the first steps to buy us time while we marshaled our resources? We would have pulled out our proverbial three-ring binder and executed a standardized plan.

  1. As soon as we saw what was happening overseas, you close your borders. Not to a particular country, but to everyone for a limited amount of time until you understand the threat. This includes the southern border as well. Airtight.
  2. You activate your containment and tracing plan. Each infection is attacked in a military-like way to ensure initial contagion is stopped cold in its tracks. It can be done, it must be done on day zero. Once it gets away from you, containment is no longer possible.
  3. Understand the specific threat and tailor your response to it.
  4. Invite the widest possible scientific audience to provide mitigation and other response concepts
  5. Have civilian oversight (non-science) to rationalize what is found out.
  6. Communicate honest information to the public. They must not feel they are being fed pablum and misinformation. Acknowledge mistakes.
  7. Execute the plan
  8. Continually revise the plan

If this seems to be an oversimplification; it likely is. But too many people believe the Covid response was politicized because it was. Diseases are not democratic. They strike at targets of opportunity with no regard to politics. Also, as our knowledge evolved, our response lagged our understanding. The United States demonstrated its ability to react by producing more than 200,000 ventilators that went largely unused after we found out we were killing the majority of people put on them by over-pressuring their lungs. Today, few patients are being put on ventilators as a consequence of primary Covid infection. First, we were told that masks were useless, then they were essential. Next, we were told any mask would do and today the President has stated that free N-95 masks will be shipped to everyone and that cloth masks don’t really work. The word “cosmetic” comes to mind.

Cosmetic underlies too much of our Covid response. How many hundreds of millions were spent on plexiglass shields that do nothing? How about telling everyone to disinfect surfaces lest you touch Covid on a countertop and get infected? Never happened. “Justice Sotomayor Falsely Claims 100,000 Children in ‘Serious Condition’ from Covid. Why do people say things like that? She knew better. Kids were never seriously at risk, yet we trashed them and their futures for politics. People are needlessly dying on the altar of partisanship.

Here is the one immutable truth of Covid. It needs a new human host to jump to or it ends. Period. We would have been much better served to try to figure out how to stop that jump, which was doable when the number infected could be counted in the dozens, hundreds, or even low thousands. This was a test of leadership that we failed spectacularly. We must learn from our mistakes or the next genetically engineered virus-like Covid-19 was could be much more Ebola-like and virulent costing lives in our country in the millions and the future of our country as a whole could come into question. This was a true wake-up call. We learn from our mistakes or we retrace the path that Fauci plowed. “I am the Science” scares me more than the virus itself. I hope it does you.

Also Read: Reality Is Not Democratic

Our final takeaway today is that the last line of defense for myself and hopefully you is that while the government informs us, it is up to you and me to evaluate that information available and then make our own judgments, decisions, and actions. No one can supplant your judgment based on your individual circumstances and analysis. To act in any other manner is to turn your life over to the government with one mandate after another governing your life. And, that ladies and gentlemen are something I will never do.

God Bless America

Allan J. Feifer: is a outspoken patriot lifelong conservative author & Inspirational speaker. In light of recent events, Allan felt compelled to write his new book after he and others felt helpless watching the destruction of what was once the undisputed greatest nation on earth. Stay connected with Allan blogs for more awareness.

Reality Is Not Democratic

Reality Is Not Democratic

Hello Fellow Patriots:

I hope each of you enjoyed your holidays and that all of us have a better 2022 than we did in 2021. I had the opportunity to read a book over the holidays entitled…” A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life by Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein, both married to each other and both Doctors of Evolutionary Biology. 

This is an unusual book. You can read it several times and still have difficulty taking in all the thoughts and conclusions resident in the book. It reads life the life’s work that it is for the two authors. There is no one essential takeaway. They start with basic biology and workup to how evolution selects traits that enable any organism to grow and prosper with the occasional dead end. What I took away in reading this book is that nothing is by accident and we learn our lessons or very often go down alleys that lead only to despair and failure. Also, that we change classic societal values at our own peril. 

Several chapters discuss everything from parenting to sex to families and education among other chapters. What you understand fairly quickly is that the choices we make lead directly to consequences. Often good, but just as often, not so good. As a species, we are much more closely aligned with nature than we may think. Nature, not our wishes or desires holds sway every time. And, even if we temporarily seem to have the upper hand, nature is waiting in the wings to correct our course. 

The concept of Adaptation is central to life. That does not mean that all Adaptations are good ones, but change we must. The authors use the concepts of Culture and Consciousness. Where Culture is the adaptation that we, as humans depart from our genetic programming and Consciousness are the thoughts that we can transmit to others. The last principle I’d like to mention is First Principles, the most fundamental and secure assumptions we can and should rely on. First Principles is the bedrock from which all other decisions are made. 

One more takeaway from this book is the concept of Chesterton’s Fence. The idea that reforms should not be made to a system until the reasoning behind its current state is fully understood. To make this more understandable. When you come upon a gate on a road, ask yourself why is it there? Maybe there is danger beyond, maybe not. But you must ask yourself the question, is it wise to pass that gate? Life is structured as a series of gates. The rational individual must weigh the consequences of departing from the norm. Too often today, we act, willy-nilly with little thought to consequences. And, life, real-life exacts a toll, sometimes severe from departing from norms. We don’t always see it, but it’s always there just waiting to hit us in the face if we jump the wrong gate. 

I was driving into work this morning and listening to the local radio announcer playing a clip from a crazy woman at a university who was screaming her view of why all white people are racists and predators. Never once did the individual consider that what she was stating actually made her a racist of the first order. We are not blind to this kind of behavior. Unfortunately, too many of us are struck deaf and dumb when we hear such tripe simply because we are either fearful of the pushback or just simply believe this is not relevant to our life and stay silent. Let me promise you, you can’t hide from these cannibals of our culture, they will come for everyone eventually. 

Our title today is that Reality is not Democratic. You can’t wish something to be true that isn’t. You can’t implement a vision of life that is not fundamentally true. In essence, life is math-based. You already know our credo…1Plus1Equals2.  No amount of yelling, believing, cajoling, or wishing can change the essential reality of life. Yet, there are tens of millions of children and adults that believe what you believe is superior to the absolute truism of life. That speech is violence, that uneven outcomes constitute racism. That boys can be girls and girls can be boys. It is not so and no amount of chest pounding will make it otherwise.

Social Media is the crack cocaine of our times. And there are actual victims that can be counted. People die every day from social media. I reviewed several websites that claimed that hundreds of people’s deaths can be directly related to social media. Social Media reaches into a multiverse of people’s lives.

    1. Teen suicide, especially young women who can’t keep up with the crowd. Or, at least they perceive the overhyped claims of other social media posters and influencers.

    2. Riots. Hundreds of people have died in the last several years who were attracted to act out their worst demons to loot, destroy, burn and murder all across America.

    3. Situational ethics. Social media espouses a life that is not real. Yet, millions of us attempt to emulate that which does not exist. Stress to keep up with an altogether fallacious existence abounds leading to predictable bad outcomes.

    4. Business. Productivity in American business is compromised by the theft of time spent by employees who spend hours each week on social media instead of doing their job. Some years ago, I requested and received a breakdown of time spent on certain social media sites within my own county. Approximately 20% of the total traffic from our county was to several well-known social media sites. I suggested blocking those IP addresses but the draw was so powerful, there was no support for blocking those sites.

    5. Health. There used to be about a million MDs in the United States. Today, there are better than a hundred million. How did that happen? Why do we see so many ads for medicines and treatments on TV and in print for ailments that we never knew we had? Today, many of us are our own doctors, essentially prescribing various cures, remedies, and drugs for our self-diagnosed afflictions. Which of course are wrong, the vast majority of the time. 

    6. Politics. There is no end to the number of curated sites that abound for whatever belief you have. From pacifist to activist to doomsday, just tune in to your favorite website, podcast and you’ll be comforted that your own personal belief is correct and everyone else’s is wrong. 

We could go on, but you already understand that social media has had a profound effect on us. That leads us to the next layer of the onion. Who controls what we see, hear and believe? As bad as individual sites can be, that danger pales in comparison to the wizards behind the curtain that skew what you can see in order to achieve this or that effect. Want more eyeballs glued to the screen? Just cater to those demographics interests and beliefs and you are there. Want more people buying your product? Hire an influencer to pedal whatever it is that you are selling and watch those automatons go out and buy whatever you are selling that is now a must-have item. Conformity through brainwashing. 

What’s the worst thing social media could accomplish if the puppet masters behind the curtain wanted to? 

    • Destabilize a country? 

    • Destroy family structure?

    • Change a society’s value system?

    • Incite violence and crime?

    • Lead a country into Marxism?

With the aid and support/acquiesce of big business and government, all this is possible and more. I don’t believe that Zuckerberg started out with any of this in mind. Heck, he was a horny teenager who just created the first successful social media site to rate the “hotness” of chicks! Later it be renamed Facebook.

Somewhere along the line, probably without malice or intent, Zuckerberg figured out that a successful algorithm to be successful needed to keep eyeballs looking at screens. This then led us down the path to the societal evil that social media has largely become. 

At its core, social media is an alternate reality that has tentacles everywhere. In gaming, dating, business, politics, commerce, medicine, and myriad other spheres of influence, social media is replacing traditional methods of expression, social contact and so many other traditional ways of living that we no longer recognize our authentic selves. And, that’s the problem. We are becoming inauthentic versions of who we can be, should be. At least as adults, we remember what it used to be like to live and interact. God help the under 30 crowd who thinks and lives like social media is real and must be believed. What future does it hold for those that believe that life is like the Matrix except you don’t have to swallow a Red pill to be included!

So perhaps we should modify our title a bit from “Life is not Democratic” to “Life is What You Believe?” Most adults understand the absurdity of the last statement. The young (and more than a few adults) believe that life is an arbitrary construct that can be molded to fit one’s perception of reality. What allows for this view is the constant hyping of pop culture, liberal policies, companies that know better but adopt crazy nihilistic rhetoric to make money, and government that lacks a moral compass and empowers and protects actions that will ultimately slit the throats of those that participate in this ultimately suicidal conduct. Society can’t exist forever when we attempt to suspend the physics of life that are just as tightly bound in logic as the physical laws. We have created a generation of frail individuals. Nature is anti-frail. The frail will perish over time. Here are some modern-day concepts that have been turned on their heads through the efforts or consequences of social media.

    1. You need not work; you are entitled to a share of societal wealth. You are entitled to everything society can offer, i.e., food, medical care, education, housing, and entertainment without producing anything

    2. Equal outcomes should be available regardless of our abilities or desire to strive

    3. That what I believe is equal to what you believe because everything in life is situational

    4. Life is not fair and therefore government must adjust our lives to make things just for all

    5. Enjoying life, i.e. pleasure is more important than the traditional requirements of raising a family, earning a living, or sacrificing in general

Folks! We have arrived at our destination. We have pseudo anarchy ever-present in our daily lives. What’s startling to me is the lack of pushback against what is fantasy. False focus on greed, envy, and popular culture that is bereft of useful value in favor of a version of society high on itself for no good reason just boggle my mind. What will stop this craziness? Maybe another, major war or some kind of mass die-off of those that simply exist in the real world anymore. One of my friends thinks even hunger would not change the mindset of most who are deeply indisposed to logic and reason. 

In the natural world, nature abhors a vacuum and/or genetic dead ends. Nature strives to gradually introduce adaptations that work and cut off those that don’t make biological sense. We are witnessing a major turn in evolutionary biology. The weak will not make it long-term. Their progeny will not become stronger, only weaker. The Chinese understand this. Russia understands this, conservatives suspect it but don’t quite get it yet. We need to understand that freedom also entails responsibility. Largely, responsibility is what is missing in the current mix and is inherently juxtaposed against the basic thesis of social media; which is largely about self-aggrandizement. 

Tolerance for variations in human conduct is good to a point. When they become self-destructive it inevitably leads to the conclusion that Life is not Democratic. It favors, what makes sense. We are not seeing individuals going through phases, we are seeing a change in who we are. The future is much more uncertain than it should be. And, our enemies are depending on it continuing.

God Bless America

Allan J. Feifer

That One Magnificent Difference Between America and All Other Countries

That One Magnificent Difference Between America and All Other Countries

Hello Fellow Patriots:

“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.”  John F. Kennedy

Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers largely borrowed the concept of God-given human rights from seventeenth-century philosopher John Locke, who got the idea from the Bible”

You can’t discuss the above two quotes without crossing over into the great debate today that tout’s a secular interpretation as a necessary adjunct to any discussion of government power. Secularism is directly opposed to the understanding of what Jefferson, Kennedy, and millions of others not only believe but what is central to an understanding of the limits of government power. At no time in our history has this distinction been as important as it is today. I see a gathering storm between those who believe in God vs. the godless hoards completely hostile to the very concept of an all-powerful Creator and individual rights. Today we’ll discuss the link between government power and the conscious actions our government has taken to usurp those God-given rights. Readers, please believe me when I say, this is a fight that cannot be avoided or won without great cost. Understand that your rights are not only under attack but that the lengths the government is willing to go to enforce their power have no bounds.

First, why would the government subvert its own founding principles? It’s not simply an accident, there’s a real cost to attempting this kind of monumental change. Yet, the government is pursuing such change every month, and each year, a coordinated attempt to rearrange what is clearly articulated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in our Constitution. I see two possible reasons:

  1. There are those in government, academia, large companies, and certain political groups who believe that our systems are old, out of date, and no longer relevant. They see a different world run by a new intelligentsia that believes in their eminent superiority over the rest of us. They see resources wasted and inequality that they plan to stamp out; as long as they’re in control. Ultimately, these are the people that see themselves as morally and/or intellectually superior.
  2. Then, there is the darker group that comes at this with a singular focus on power. The power to control you and those that might be an impediment to their designs for greater and greater power. These individuals around the world are the anti-Christ of liberty. China clearly leads in this respect. Americans are woefully uneducated on the lack of personal freedom in China and their ability to “disappear you” if it is in their interest, or, sell your very organs for profit if they desire, force the abortion of your baby if they so choose. And, so much more. Too many influencers in our country are aligned with these evil people.

Still not a believer? Next, let’s examine just how far the government has gone to stamp out what they perceive is a direct assault on the government’s supremacy.

Here are four quotes of many concerning the so-called “armed rebellion” of January 6th you can easily find on the internet:

“People charged in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol are “political prisoners” and “non-violent trespassers” who have been held in solitary confinement for the past six months.”

“Pezzola (a January 6th protester) was ordered to be detained without bail pending his trial, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ruled Wednesday. Meriweather determined Pezzola if released, would potentially engage in future activities against the Capitol or other buildings.”

“Those arrested on January 6th are being held in solitary confinement, without bail despite not being flight risks, and being denied access to evidence. Does this make them political prisoners?”

“President Biden is being ripped for calling the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”

Think this is just mild hyperbole or they (the Capital Protesters) are getting what they deserve? Search the Internet and you will endlessly find similar references equal to the above statements. Here’s a question:

How many riots occurred in the preceding year? Let’s use the following article as an interesting set of data points:

“WASHINGTON: Contrary to corporate media narratives, up to 95 percent of this summer’s riots are linked to Black Lives Matter activism, according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). The data also show that nearly 6 percent — or more than 1 in 20 — of U.S. protests between May 26 and Sept. 5 involved rioting, looting, and similar violence, including 47 fatalities.”

ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020, to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.

Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.”

47 dead. Let that sink in. What happened to George Floyd was wrong. However, how many are in jail or being treated in a similar fashion as those arrested for essentially just trespassing and now being held in a special wing of the DC jail? The answer is none. Why such a distinction in punishment?

What’s the difference? Remember some of those other rioters who were intent on burning down courthouses, police stations, occupying buildings, or otherwise interrupting normal government function were met with restraint and in most cases, left to wild away in comparative freedom. Where’s the national discussion of the government not stepping in to save the lives of those killed by looters and rioters and the over one billion dollars in property? How many lives and businesses were destroyed by the government allowing and encouraging this kind of behavior? Where’s the outrage, where’s the national debate? There is none. Why isn’t BLM considered a terrorist group? Not even any discussion.

Here’s the instant question we need to answer. Why are the January 6th protesters being treated as terrorists with a suspension of their fundamental rights to be treated humanely, to not undergo torture at the hands of their captors, and even denied not only bail but an enumeration of the charges being proffered against them in several cases? They have become American political prisoners to make a point.

That point? Don’t threaten the political structure or you will be utterly and completely destroyed. Those certain “Unalienable Rights” are not so inviolate as we suppose as we can see in real life. Who is crying out against this injustice? Virtually no one that I know. Dem’s love being able to literally beat the snot out of their enemies as an example to anyone who doubts their power and willingness to use it. Trump found that out very fast. Republicans have been cowed by the political narrative that surrounds the January 6th unscheduled tour of the capital. It was wrong, but not on the scale of the looters and terrorists of the left and BLM. It’s not even close.

To this very day, the lie of the armed insurrection is widely disseminated and believed in contravention of the facts. In fact, only the police were armed, and the only one who died from gunfire was a female veteran who was shot to death as a nervous police officer shot through a door and killed her. Were there any looters or vandals? Yes, maybe 10 out of about 500. The FBI has expended outsized resources tracking down the 500 from all over the country, frequently arresting them at gunpoint to ensure all of us are terrorized by the actual power of the government.

For the record; breaking in or being let into the Capital outside of normal visiting hours was stupid and ultimately meaningless. However, the way the government reacted is/was unconscionable. Justifying their actions by comparing the January 6th incident to be worse than the American Civil War is not just hyperbole, it is a further rewriting of history that works well on all those that either don’t know their facts or worse, realize the American government having unsheathed its sword, was not willing to place it back in its scabbard until it tasted blood. We fear our government today to a degree that I cannot recall.

What happened that day, up to and including the present is a warning that we can no longer presume to believe that we have those unalienable rights to protect us to the degree we once relied on.

What’s next? Three things:

  1. Will the courts ultimately condone the behavior of the government over the last two years?
  2. When Republicans ultimately regain control of the House and Senate will additional laws be written and approved that codify remedies to the abuses we have seen?
  3. Will we see a national discussion on the assault on our country and demand the election of Americans that understand our history and value our distinctness?

Friends, there is another principal at the bar here. Read how our Founding Fathers were so worried we’d see the Federal government become supreme rather than the States as intended. I love the following quote:

“The government was never seen by the Founders as a provider of anything but very generalized common security. Laws were seen as more important than men. At best, the government was seen as a necessary evil to allow for the continued functioning of a peaceful society. Those who sought power through the government, rather than seeking to serve their countrymen, were implicitly distrusted.”

And this one:

“According to James Madison, a committed federalist, the Constitution maintains the sovereignty of states by enumerating very few express powers to the federal government, while “[t]hose which is to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”

How far we have strayed from the near-perfection of our Constitution. Yet, even as flawed as our country is today, there are magnificent vestiges of our former common ancestry and understanding. There is no better place in the world than the United States. Its ability to absorb the abuse thrust upon it is amazing to behold. But it’s not without limits. Like a milk cow with too many feeding off of her, we are seeing large cracks and fissures develop that are loading up our Republic. A collapse could happen suddenly and with little warning, due in part to the way our country was created and run, relying on a relatively small minority of people who hold things together on a day-to-day basis. Be wary of putting too many burdens on the Producers, lest they decide it is no longer worth it. (As in Atlas Shrugged) Always, always, remember that the government cannot give you something that they have not taken away from someone else first. And, it may only be a question of time before they come knocking on your door!

Please keep that in mind.

God Bless America and Happy New Year.

Allan J. Feifer