Obama’s Inbred Tribalism Spurs Chaos In Iraq

President Barack Obama’s Communist, Kenyan father was a product of hundreds of tribal generations. Loyalty to the senior Obama was demonstrated by a comprehensive knowledge that personal allegiances went to:

  1. Self.
  2. Family.
  3. Tribe.
  4. Nation.

If God is even on the list, He is dead last. In this way, Obama is perfect in exerting his will over millions of people with only the needful alliance of a few dozen minions.

It is this perversion of the political system that has shaded the difference between Nazi Germany and the Stalinist Soviet Union. It is so drastically different from the mores of most of the worlds’ people. It’s similar to Josef Stalin, in that Obama could either crush the fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or he could nurture their effort.

In the June 30 edition of TIME, Michael Crowley wrote:

President Obama has kept a wary distance from Syria’s civil war and the turmoil of postwar Iraq. But now that the two have become one rapidly metastasizing cancer, that may no longer be possible.As long as the global economy still runs on Middle Eastern oil, Sunni radicals plot terrorist attacks against the West and Iran’s leaders pursue nuclear technology, the U.S. cannot turn its back.

What sickens me about Obama is that the crux of this crisis in the Mideast is tribalism, the most basic element of which is prejudice.

With Obama it is always the case on how he will instruct Americans to act or even think when it comes to prejudice. But when it comes to the world, he will exploit human prejudices in any way he can, which should not as of yet rule out future political power for himself.

In that same issue of TIME, the magazine addressed the greatest racism in the world, which thrives on Islamic lands.

The Westerners who have sought to control the Middle East for more than a century have always struggled to understand the religion that defines the region. But how could the secular West hope to understand cultures in which religion is government, scripture is law and the past defines the future? Islam has been divided between Sunni and Shiite since the death of the Prophet Muhammad in 632 and a bitter dispute that followed over who should lead Islam. (Sunnis called for an elected Caliph. Shiites followed Muhammad’s descendants.) Over the centuries, the two sects have developed distinct cultural, geographic and political identities that go well beyond the theological origins of that schism. Today Sunnis make up about 90 percent of the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims. But Shiites have disproportionate power, with their control of Iran and their concentration around oil-rich areas.

Iraq was the exception for Sunnis and oil power, at least before President George W. Bush’s invasion more than a decade ago. With Shiites holding most of Iraq’s oil wells, Obama was safe to withdraw U.S. power from Iraq. Obama’s vision of “Mission Accomplished” and Bush’s image were vastly different. This is highlighted by the Pentagon’s belief that the United States could easily lock down the peace in Iraq by keeping 20,000 U.S. ground troops in secured areas. Eventually, Obama settled on just more than 3,000 U.S. troops deployed in Iraq.

The cost of the war in Iraq did not matter to Obama, which is shocking in that the U.S. spent $1 trillion prosecuting it at the cost of 4,500 U.S. troops killed and more than 32,000 wounded. Obama welcomed home the troops at Fort Bragg and outright lied to them, speaking in the poetic language of a pro-imperialist like Rudyard Kipling.

Obama’s lies were all the more deafening because the people who know him are convinced that he is an anti-imperialist. Yet Obama said, “[W]e’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq, with a representative government that was elected by its people.”

Obama’s words had barely been uttered when a series of suicide attacks occurred, which have escalated into Iraq’s bloody civil war. But all that matters to Obama is that the Shiites control the enormous oil wealth and much of the Mideast.

That hydrocarbons are dirty in the first place applies to only non-Arabic oil.

Those who find fault with Bush do so based on what they consider his naiveté or his outright stupidity regarding Iraq. The man who proclaimed himself the peace President, Obama, has done more to jeopardize foreign security than any President in the union’s history — to a large degree because of Iraq.

Yours in good times and bad times,

–John Myers

Is Your Doctor A Drug Dealer?

“You know I’ve seen a lot of people
Walking around with tombstones in their eyes
But the pusher don’t care
Ah if you live or if you die” — Steppenwolf
’s “The Pusher”

I wrote a column in March when I was in a hell of a mess, perhaps close to death. I am no expert on that subject, nor do I hope to become one. But if you read My Recent Brush With Death: Life Saved, Liberty Lost At The Hands Of Socialized Medicine,you will see I was a sick, seized-up old dog.

I don’t believe a living person can rightly judge how close death is, but people can say how sick they felt. For me, it was pneumonia and tachycardia that had the paramedics transfer me to emergency in a screaming ambulance.

Months later, I thought I should tell you I am not sure that the cure isn’t almost as bad as the disease.

I have seen six different doctors, had 11 separate tests and, after all that, I still see three doctors regarding my atrial fibrillation (heart flutter). I have done my best to follow every instruction and to swallow every pill I’ve been ordered to take.

Only because of my own research have I discovered that many people can live with heart flutters for decades and that I may have had this one for years. Perhaps all I had was a case of pneumonia that day the ambulance drove me to the hospital. Just perhaps the medical system is drumming up business along with the big pharmaceutical companies. Most importantly, if this is true for me, it is true for you.

I won’t harp on about my ailments other than to say this: In 56 years, the only medication I took regularly was an emergency asthma inhaler. Yet for the past three months, my doctors — supposedly working together — have had me under orders to take 10 pills a day. Ten pills per day! This despite the fact that I feel good and I exercise one hour every day, seven days a week.

As for why I take all these pills, the doctors maintain I need them because my heart doesn’t beat like it did when I was younger. I have news for them; nothing works in my body the way it did when I was younger. It is called getting old.

But what the hell do I know, right? I have a 1980 Bachelor of Arts degree. When I was taking geology classes, some of my professors may have thought the Earth was flat. They were old-school, and so am I.

I grew up in the 1950s. That was a time when we shut up, put up and, when it came to it, prayed that the doctor we saw knew what he was doing.

I Don’t Know Medicine — Just Plain, Old Economics

I understand the concept of profits and losses pretty well, and the $600 I now spend on monthly prescriptions isn’t causing the doctors any pain. They get big paybacks prescribing those drugs — kickbacks from Big Pharma. It is all very big business, in excess of more than $1 trillion in new pharmaceutical sales around the world each year.

So how well does this Holy Grail of modern medicine work? That depends on whom you ask. This summer is the fifth anniversary of when Michael Jackson’s doctor killed him off and it’s the 34th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death. Both singers complained they couldn’t sleep. Both doctors fixed them up good and dandy so sleeping would never again be a problem.

Stephen Tyler, the lead singer for the rock band Aerosmith, was on the radio program “The Dr. Oz Show” last September talking about his life of addiction:

You know who the new dealers are? They’re doctors. The dealers aren’t on the street. It’s not a shady guy on the street. You know how many doctors I’ve gone to and said, “I, I, I’m in a 12-Step program, I’ve been sober for. . .” He goes, “Ah, good for you!” On the way out he says, “You need something to sleep tonight?” And I’m trying to tell him that I can’t take anything that’s mood altering, ’cause if I do, I like to ride it. We all do, right?

Making Millions Curing Crazy

If only it was just addictive drugs pushed on Americans, we would probably be all right. For most people it is easy to say no to opiates and just tell the doctor you can deal with the pain. But what do you do if your doctor tells you that your blood pressure is too high and you might have a stroke or, worse, sudden death. But there is good news, he can write you a prescription for two or three drugs and fix you all up. Have allergies? Here’s a pill! Can’t run the 100 meters at 60 like you did at 20? Here’s a pill! Life in the bedroom not the same as when you were 25? Here’s a year’s supply worth! Or my favorite: “Feel a little blue?” Take these antidepressants. Let me know if you feel heart palpitations or the urge to drive your car off the bridge; these are common side effects. They may or may not start working. And if they do, you may feel a tad better in three weeks. So cheer up.

Researchers don’t know why drugs like Prozac, Sarafem, Ladose, Fontex and scads of other antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) work. But I’m willing to bet nine out of 10 doctors whose office you walk into off the street will prescribe them to you. In fact, in 2010 more than 25 million Americans were prescribed a version of these antidepressants. And while there is no proof to show it cures depression, it has been proven beyond all doubt that it makes Big Pharma happy. And isn’t that really what it is all about?

And if you want that young look and just can’t get enough of it with the plastic surgeon, there is what we used to call Vitamin T back in my football days. Back then, testosterone was legal. In fact, in the 1970s the family doctor gave it to me. And I can tell you it works! I became stronger and faster than I ever had been in my life. My skin also broke out in pimples, and I had such terrible rage I had to quite taking it. But if looking a flashy 50 is more important to you than a saggy 60, I am sure you won’t have a problem finding a doctor who will write you a prescription for it.

While Big Pharma is making plenty of money off of sick patients, selling medications to people whose only affliction is that they are aging fattens corporate profits. Since we all want to be young, doctors and drugs get a huge new customer base of people who aren’t even sick. Like testosterone, there is hormone replacement for women and then there is the Cadillac for men: human growth hormone (HGH). Even when it was legal and I desperately wanted to get stronger, I wouldn’t touch it. Yet your doctor can — and just might — prescribe it to you. Beware. As its name suggests, it is involved in human cell growth. And as we get older, more often those cells are cancerous.

The more I’ve looked into this because of my own health, the more disillusioned I have become and the more determined I am not to accept willy-nilly a fistful of pills every morning. That means I have some work ahead of me. And that’s the only advice I can give you: Find a conservative doctor, use the Internet and get a good pharmacist. It’s all out there, and the quality of your life depends upon your doing all three.

Yours in good times and bad times,

–John Myers

Obama’s War On American Coal Reveals Our Manchurian President

“This isn’t an election; this is a coup.” — Ben Marco, as portrayed by Denzel Washington, in “The Manchurian Candidate”

President Barack Obama is with one hand kneecapping domestic coal production and with the other hand forming an alliance with Iran, America’s most dangerous adversary in the Mideast and a country that covets nuclear weapons and Mideast domination. Yet Obama and Iran’s Ayatollah are working together in partnership to stabilize the Shiite government of Iraq, which, if they are successful, will secure crude oil from that region and re-establish Tehran’s dominance.

Presidents have been making deals with Mideast dictators for decades, so in itself there may be nothing wrong with Obama’s actions. It seems so clearly wrong that as Obama orders military advisers back into Iraq and prepares airstrikes, his Administration is issuing proclamations against domestic coal producers, which harvest America’s richest energy resource and provide tens of thousands of jobs that are desperately needed.

If one didn’t know better, one might think this is all part of our President’s plan to cripple U.S. energy independence, a plan to leave America in critical need of Mideast influence and crude.

King Coal Cut Down By Obama

Coal provides America with 70 percent of its electricity. You might think that coal would be valued by Obama because it provides so many well-paying jobs and that it would be the natural energy source for electricity to charge electric cars. (What never seems to compute to so many of the idiot Greens is that there has to be a basis for the charge for the electric car and that electricity, like everything else, isn’t free.)

The United States is the Saudi Arabia of coal, with 1,000 years of coal reserves. Coal can generate the power for all things, even the grand ambition of Obama and the Greens for a million electric cars by the end of the decade. But electric cars need to be charged, and the only energy that is readily available is coal.

I recently watched Bill Maher earlier this month after the Obama Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency announced what it calls the “Clean Power Program,” as well as new regulations planned against coal generators. Maher’s guest was EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

MAHER: “Last week [the EPA] announced, I think it was called the ‘Clean Power Program.’ Some people called it a war on coal. I hope it is a war on coal. Is it?”

McCARTHY: “Actually, EPA is all about fighting against pollution and fighting for public health. That’s exactly what this is.”

So, yes, Team Obama is going to war against American coal, while establishing militarily and diplomatic ties with Iran to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Coal power plants must bend to new rules by the EPA. There is a four-month comment period on the dictates that impact coal, coal jobs and coal States. Of course, the Greens have wasted no time weighing in, telling Obama that slamming dirty coal is something they support.

Not all Americans agree the Obama Administration has tried to tiptoe around the fact McCarthy declared a war on coal for her President. And an op-ed penned by Senators John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and published by The Wall Street Journal pointed out that not all Americans are ready to jump on board with regard to Obama’s war on coal.

The “announcement [about the proposed power plant rules] is a dagger in the heart of the American middle class, and to representative Democracy itself,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also weighed in on coal power plant restrictions, saying, “An avalanche of environmental regulations has made it increasingly difficult to build and develop in the United States.”

An independent study by IHS Global concludes the new rules threaten to suppress average annual U.S. gross domestic product by $51 billion and lead to an average of 224,000 fewer U.S. jobs every year through 2030.

Other studies on coal restrictions have predicted that as many as half a million jobs will be lost. Include the tens of thousands of jobs that America will lose when Obama says no to the Keystone Pipeline, and America is looking at the loss of nearly 1 million high-paying jobs, all to prevent what is still a theory of man-made global warming.

America’s Real Enemy

There should be the bigger question: Where is America going to get affordable energy if domestic coal faces restrictions and Alberta oil sands are blocked? The truth is America will be forced to meet its energy needs from the Persian Gulf, that bleak desert that spawned Islam and, likely, Obama’s prophet, Muhammad.

Never mind that it is the worst region in the world to count on for anything other than tribal war and genocide. Remember, in the 1970s the Mideast instituted two oil embargos against the United States. The Mideast founded OPEC to bleed as much money from the West as possible for crude. And the Mideast is and has been for 50 years a breeding ground for terrorists that want desperately to kill Americans, Jews and each other.

Greens, pay attention: If global warming really does exist and if hydrocarbons are part of the reason why it exists, then Mideast crude is also at the heart of your fixation over carbon dioxide. When you get a barrel of oil stamped “Mideast Crude,” it doesn’t mean it burns clean.

Factor in all the carbon and other toxic pollutants created by America’s intervention in this region; it is likely they are more harmful to the global environment than coal that is currently burned in North America. Let’s not forget that for nearly a decade the U.S. used depleted uranium in Iraq and Afghanistan both in ammunition and armor. If the environmentalist’s true goal is to protect human and animal life, here is a suggestion: Have your President stop using it in his arsenal.

According to Wikipedia, the chemical toxicity of depleted uranium is a million times greater than its radiological hazard. Other chemicals being used by America’s military are not doing “Mother Earth” any good either.

Yet I expect nary a complaint about depleted uranium or any of the chemical weapons used as more Mideast wars are prosecuted to secure future “dirty” Arab oil. Nor will there be a mention of the lost lives of young Americans who died not to fight a clear and present danger to the United States but because their war is one fought for a Green President who is aiming to hamstring America’s future while engineering a renaissance for Islam. So please tell me: Who is America’s real enemy?

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Will We Ever Stand Up To The Likes Of Obama?

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” — Witold Gombrowicz’s Diary, translated by Lillian Vallee

It’s said that in France the government fears the people and that in America the people fear the government. Not once in the past century has this kind of fear been more palpable than it is under the yoke of the Administration of President Barack Obama.

Few Presidents have been loathed more than Obama. A minority of Americans openly and bitterly complain that Obama is stripping away our Constitutional freedoms and demand political change. A courageous few like whistleblower Edward Snowden risk their freedom and perhaps their lives to obstruct that evil that lies within our Federal government.

The vast majority is either too stupid or too doped up on society’s opiates to comprehend that we are becoming slaves by a power worse than what King George III subjected the colonists to. And while liberals continuously bemoan the enslavement and brutalization of Africans, which occurred in the distant past, they turn a blind eye to the growing enslavement that exists now. Few notice the irony that some of it is being carried out by a sitting U.S. President with Kenyan roots.

Many Americans are either fearful to challenge the Orwellian nightmare of our time or have been co-opted willfully to support a dark government that spies on the people, engages in wanton spending of the peoples’ money and prosecutes foreign wars for selfish ends, against the interest of the people. It is in these non-declared wars that America’s children are cannon fodder with nary a protest and little organized opposition.

Overcoming Fear And Fighting Back

My life’s lesson that came late was don’t be bullied. I had been bullied as a sickly, asthmatic child. Because of that experience, I pushed my sons into karate, boxing and wrestling. One of them asked why I didn’t box if I thought they should. So I became a regular at the gym, training with and sparring younger men and sometimes decorated national champions.

Whether this scintilla of courage was worth it, I will never know. As far as I know, my children were not bullied. But, then again, they grew up in a different world than I did. What I do remember is that I was afraid when I was sparring, and I could overcome that fear only because I didn’t want to be taken advantage of again.

But make no mistake; our government is taking advantage of us. It needs us to shut up and take it so it can pursue its global ambitions, including the jump-starting of what clearly was a lost war that cost $1 trillion in Iraq.

Washington recycles wars the way the movie industry recycles movies. So don’t be surprised by another combat operation, whose moniker should be “Iraq III: The Quest for Arab Oil.” Most will watch it, and hardly a soul will dare question it. They are a fearful, mindless, subservient majority. Many do it because blind trust of government has been programmed into them by an amoral education system, and the propaganda machinery allows the herd to feed on everything from legalized gambling to mind-altering chemicals.

That mindless pursuits are destroying American traditional values is, at best, no concern to the depraved people who hold the reins of power. And their control is allowed because the populace is either cowardly or complacent.

If a foreign power were to persecute us this way, Americans would rise up and take action. Yet we have a 21st century President — with roots in Kenya or Connecticut it matters not — who strips away our liberty while sending our young people to die somewhere where American involvement benefits arms contractors. Seldom is it a foreign enemy that is a clear and present danger. Instead, the enemy comprises leaders who have betrayed the Constitution and the foundation of a free America set forth by the Founding Fathers. Why do we allow this to happen? Are we too afraid or just too damned stupid?

Another Obama Argument For The Habitually Stupid

If it isn’t cowardice or pleasure-seeking that enslaves us, perhaps it is simple stupidity. There is a good argument to be made for that, especially when you consider the outlandish comments of Secretary of State John Kerry after the Obama Administration released the Taliban Five in exchange for an allegedly deranged American combat deserter, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Kerry said the United States has ways of keeping tabs on those terrorists who are now in Qatar. According to Kerry, the prisoner swap was a wise decision because if any or all of these terrorists re-entered the battlefield, the United States can take them out.

“I am not telling you that they don’t have some ability at some point to go back and get involved,” said Kerry, bragging about the capacity of the Obama Administration to protect Americans. “But they also have an ability to get killed doing that.”

Is it just me, or is this the most asinine argument ever made? If we apply Kerry’s logic to World War II, the United States should have released the 450,000 German prisoners of war they captured back to the Nazis, knowing that the Allies could kill them next time. “Here, Hitler. Here is an entire army back.”

Yet I can’t find any criticism of this in the media. Nowhere did the popular press point out the absurdity of what Kerry said. I ask you why you think this is so. Is it because the media are active in selling anything they are asked to sell by the Obama Administration, or is it because they are obtuse?

Either way, it bodes ill, especially with the U.S. preparing airstrikes on populated sections of Iraq. Only a simpleton could believe this is a tactic to bring a tribal civil war to a peaceful conclusion. Yet it is exactly what the President is going to do, even though this entire mess in the Mideast was caused by the previous Administration, which planned to force American democracy upon resistant Arabs.

And consider this brain twister that somebody in the media should — but will not — mention. When America carries out air attacks on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) inside Iraq, Washington will be supporting Iran’s strategic goals. That means that America will, under Obama, become a member of the “axis of evil.”

But not one in 100 Americans will even consider this, just as almost none considered President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were lying when both swore Saddam Hussein was stockpiling weapons of mass destruction — weapons they said could be targeted on the United States. It would hardly be surprising then that most Americans would in short order be convinced wholeheartedly of the necessity of new military engagements inside Iraq.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Living And Dying Under Radical Islam

We are no longer taking the fight to the radical Islam. They are taking it to us and kicking our butt. Worst of all, they are doing it right in our living rooms in front of our children and grandchildren. But peace-loving and turn-the-other-cheek liberals are providing aid and comfort to the enemy. And if what I have to say offends you, too damn bad. I am living in a city that puts on display some Muslim radicals; and if you don’t believe me, you have not been to my neck of the woods.

The balcony from where I write to you each week faces downtown Calgary, Canada, home to one of the largest Islamic populations in North America. It is also home to a growing breed of militant terrorists who day upon day are being radicalized within a city that used to be known as “Cowtown” because of Western pioneer values. Yet in the heart of cattle country, the Eastern influence has surged over the past decade. It is impossible to leave one’s door and not pass Muslims. Their ranks are growing annually, and their radical membership can only be estimated.

As many as 100,000 Muslims live in Calgary, home to North America’s largest mosque — not seven miles from my door. Most are peaceful, good people. But there is a minority of radicals whose medieval beliefs are focused on the necessary jihad.

Take one of my friend’s former associates, a respected business analyst in Calgary until his career was derailed by his Iraq suicide bomb attack last year. He was Salman Ashrafi, and he was a regular in the downtown oil patch. But he blew himself to bits in November with a car bomb. The good news is that he didn’t blow up a major downtown tower in Calgary. The bad news is that another friend, who works for Canadian intelligence, tells me there are dozens just like him right here in the city I was born.

As I type these words and look to the streets below, I wonder how many women wearing burkas who pass are mothers and sisters to an evil segment of Islam planning another 9/11.

I would write my mayor, Naheed Nenshi; but he is the chief apologist for Islam in this city of more than 1 million people. It won’t be long, though, with the growing demographics until there are more. For example, in Calgary so huge is the Muslim cab drivers’ community that during major events in the city they are provided large arenas downtown to participate in their daily prayers. Every courtesy and convenience is laid out to Calgary’s Muslim surging population, although quite the opposite is reciprocated in draconian Islamic countries that ban Christian churches and jail people who wear so much as a small crucifix. It is ironic, but the saying “when in Rome…” applies only to Westerners and not Muslims.

The population is shifting to where Muslims worldwide are dominating maternity wards and voting booths, while Christian influences are reduced. Iraq is a good illustration and a reminder of how destructive neoconservative policies in Washington are to democratic values over the long term.

Consider Iraq. Since 1991 and the Gulf War, the number of Christians in the country have fallen from of 1.5 million to 400,000, tops. The Mideast is falling into the hands of jihadists who are prosecuting a holy war against Western societies. The remedy for this, believe liberals, is complete submission. To do otherwise, goes the dogma, is to be racist.

Imagine if Western Europe and North America had reacted to the Reds this way before Josef Stalin’s death in 1953. Communists would be the ruling governments from Moscow to London. That didn’t happen in part because of the leadership of Presidents Harry Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower, who represented separate political parties but were united in their opposition to communists.

Yet under President Barack Obama, quite the opposite is true. There is no Western leader who is more of an apologist, more of an adherent to Islam, than the current President. It is this evil and yet vague destruction of America from within by this White House that makes so many long for his impeachment. Yet it has been the very slippery nature of the Obama Administration’s conduct to Islam that makes it almost impossible to imagine Obama’s departure until he is forced out by the 22nd Amendment.

Yet Obama has plenty of help, and Christian apologists’ watch their ranks grow even as it becomes plain that some in Islam plan for global domination. Crazy to believe, you say? Not according to imam Jamal Hammoud — “senior imam” of the Calgary Muslim community — who states to his faithful:

We have reason to get together and to love each other and to go paint and to paint our future especially in a country like this [Canada] as minority. Muslims are minority in this country [Canada] and Allah Willing in the future they will be, Allah Willing majority. So far we are minority, so when we get together this is kind of jihad in a way.

Don’t fool yourself; Canada is not unique. Inside two generations, it is possible that Islam will be deciding U.S. elections.

Churchill’s Black Dog

Winston Churchill used to call his depressive moods his “black dog.” He saw another dog in the word as well, and it was Islam. Great Britain used to be the vanguard protecting Western ideals and liberal democratic ideals. That empire, unlike America under Obama, had no illusions as to Islam’s global goals. Churchill said:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

Looking back, progressives disdain Churchill for such language, which they call racist. In 50 years, how will America look back at Obama’s leadership and the prone position he has put us in rather than facing up to this global black dog?

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

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The Ruling Elite’s Last Stand?

“What you’re saying is that ‘I, the superior elite, will take care of you.’ Why? Because, you see, that superior, elite group needs to feel superior and elite. And they can’t be superior and elite unless you have a whole lot of people down there groveling around. So you keep them down there by feeding them.” — Benjamin Carson

I always believed that civilization would go out with a whimper and not with a bang. Now I believe it is going to be such a big bang that it will make Pearl Harbor and 9/11 faint noises. There is an anger building up in America. The elite get richer, split up the chess board and party on the Riviera with Henry Kissinger. The rest of us are left to rot with rotten TV, stale beer and, if desperate enough, a prescription — or what Keith Richards and Mick Jagger called “Mother’s Little Helper.” But this is not enough these days. The government cannot implement good healthcare, military veterans are getting shafted, and the economy seems to be growing only for the ultra elite, whose only job in life is to check on their portfolio once or twice a day.

Ordinary citizens don’t understand that they could — if pressed too far — become the militant minority, that they are part of the 90 percenters who can rise up in protest after they have had their fill of Spider-Man movies, professional sports and drugs they can get from their dealer… I mean doctor.

An American revolt could happen in the space of a heartbeat. Of course, the government and the rich elite know this and fear it; and they have their confident rampart leaders and overconfident generals the likes of George Armstrong Custer.

Last-minute rescues figure prominently in American folklore. Western novels and Hollywood movies have gotten rich over the cavalry riding in to rescue the day and restore the status quo. Perhaps Americans embrace the rescue myth so tightly because it provides comfort. And for 150 years, Americans have been able to count on Washington to ride to the rescue with men and money.

Just consider the history of the past four decades. It appeared certain that Chrysler and Lockheed were finished. Then the Federal government rode in, delivering millions of dollars in taxpayer guarantees. In 1982, it happened with big Federal government guarantees and banks termed “too big to fail.” This was followed by the 1989 bailout of the savings and loans associations when they faced a financial massacre. And who can forget the latest rescue, the 2008 Troubled Asset Relief Program, which President George W. Bush ramrodded through Congress in October 2008 and which cost in excess of $400 billion? These were not ma-and-pa banks. These were giant investment house banks that were saved; and within a year, they were able to reward themselves with billions of dollars in bonuses. It was criminal and unConstitutional.

My father used to say you don’t learn from your mistakes unless you pay a price. And so it is with the wizards (or lizards) of Wall Street; they’re betting most of the house’s money on every crap shoot, roll of the wheel and hand of blackjack. And why shouldn’t they? The house has the odds stacked; and even if there really is a bad streak of luck, the government will set you back up again. Oh yes, some concessions will have to made, a fine or two and a juicy scapegoat; but the fat rats have grown so big and grotesque that they have eaten even the cats and rolled toward the slop trough while the rest of America drinks a six-pack and watches “America’s Got Talent.” The real talent is the con men in Congress who, with the help of the networks, divert our attention away from the fact that for the past 40 years America’s standard of living has been in decline. If you don’t believe me, drive through Detroit.

For Wall Street and Congress, moral hazard no longer even exists. They can do almost anything with impunity; and it’s the ordinary citizen who gets hurt, gets poor and gets forgotten. To the rich elites, we are second-class citizens — used, owned and discarded. Yet they are more entitled than ever. Such elites existed in Custer’s day, out of reach because the U.S. Army was on hand to protect them.

But there were times that the cavalry could not even protect themselves. Such was the case in June 1876. The Indians would not accept the government’s offer for the Black Hills, and the remnants of the Union’s Civil War Army were thrust into a new conflict.

For Custer, it was a last chance at glory. A puritan war hero with political ambitions, Custer was eager to grab tight the reins of battle.

In the spring of 1876, under the command of Gen. Alfred Terry, Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment along with Col. John Gibbon’s infantry were to march up the Big Horn River and force the Indians into accepting government terms. Custer commanded about 800 men and controlled another 600. The army fully expected that the Indians would run, rather than fight. It was further believed that if any conflict arose, the Sioux would be able to field no more than 800 braves. And finally, in the event of real trouble, it was expected that Custer and Gibbon could combine forces with Gen. George Crook and his expedition of 1,300 men. Custer refused to take Gatling guns for fear that they would slow his march, and he left 200 men out of his regiment behind to bring up supplies via pack mule. Custer also begged his superior for permission to act alone if a situation presented itself.

In the early afternoon of June 25, 1876, a situation was presented to Custer in spades. From a ridge to the west, Custer gazed down on one of the largest gatherings of Indians in recorded history. More than 10,000 Indians — Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho — lay encamped beneath him along the plain beside the Little Big Horn River.

Despite the fact that Custer had on hand only 600 men and had no idea as to the whereabouts of Crook’s army or Gibbon’s infantry, he decided to launch a preemptive strike, mostly out of fear the Indians would see his cavalry and run. That was his first mistake. His second mistake was to split the forces he had in three. And without consideration for timing, he ordered Maj. Marcus Reno’s men to attack from the south with some 200 troops, while Capt. Frederick Benteen was ordered to proceed with a scouting mission to a far off flank. Custer and his remaining company of some 215 soldiers charged upon the main body of the village from the east.

Reno’s attack occurred first, and it was quashed and repealed within minutes. Then Reno retreated and settled into a defensive hilltop position to save what was left of his company. Custer was attacked by the main body of the Sioux. Light cavalry was never designed to hold a defensive position over overwhelming opposition.

Within 20 minutes of first fire, Custer and his men were dead and mutilated.

This was one of the few times when the powerful elite did not conquer. Native Americans rose up and cut them down. If the ruling elite continue their abuse of power and their thirst for greed, other Americans may do what the Native Americans did.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Are Americans Ready For A Revolution?

“While all our ancient beliefs are tottering and disappearing, while the old pillars of society are giving way one by one, the power of the crowd is the only force that nothing menaces, and of which the prestige is continually on the increase.” — From Gustave Le Bon’s 1895 book, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

Imagine sitting in a theater watching a movie. Behind you someone jumps to his feet and shouts, “Fire!”

You can’t smell a whiff of smoke, nor can you spot a single spark. The smoke detectors are silent; the automatic sprinklers motionless. Yet none of this matters. Within seconds, The Crowd has been created. People everywhere are screaming out. A mass of people begins to make its way to the fire escape. Assume you know for certain that there is no fire. You face a choice: either plant yourself in the center aisle and oppose The Crowd, or throw yourself into the throng.

If you are a principled man or woman, you might think it’s your duty to oppose The Crowd. Guess what? Fulfilling that duty will be the last thing you ever do. A panicked crowd is not going to listen to what you have to say no matter how well reasoned it is argued. Opposing it is like opposing a cattle stampede. If you stand in its path, you will surely be trampled to death.

The problem with crowds is they have no ear for reason. Once a contagious fear grabs hold, a crowd loses all sense of objectivity all reason. Truth is meaningless.

There is no way on Earth that you are going to reverse it until the hysteria has run its course.

Crowd Control

The longevity of a government is often dependent on its ability to control and, in some cases, incite a crowd.

Napoleon understood this as well as any leader and used his influence to revitalize France after it had torn itself to shreds during its bloody revolution. The powers that had preceded him — most notably the Jacobins — were able to incite the masses, but thereafter could not control them. A testament to this was the summary execution of Robespierre with the guillotine, the instrument he used so effectively during the Reign of Terror, a 13-month period that claimed the lives of 20,000 Frenchmen.

Crowds are not only pervasive in politics, but are also indigenous to investment markets. As a result, conscientious investors must always be wary of crowds. If one starts to form, markets take on a life of their own, quite apart from reason or reality.

One of the earliest examples of a market gone awry after being besieged by a crowd is the case of the South Sea Bubble.

According to Wikipedia, the South Sea Company “was a British joint-stock company founded in 1711, created as a public–private partnership to consolidate and reduce the cost of national debt.” The real objective of the company and its creator, John Blunt, was to bilk the investment public. After British Parliament legalized the sale of stock in 1711, the South Sea Company issued debentures worth 100 pounds a share. Immediately, the stock rose; but not because of any ventures undertaken by the company.

None of the company directors ever traveled to the South Seas; and none of them took seriously any trade with South America, still a protectorate of Spain, which was unwilling to share any of its spoils. For a decade, this inconvenient fact did not matter. Yet Blunt was able to entice the cream of English society into its venture. Royalty, noblemen and even members of Parliament bought into the South Sea promise.

As this new money washed in, it was used to pay off the few that sold out. By 1718, the South Sea Company attracted a much wider audience. Everyone from cobblers to milkmaids learned of this great new venture that promised profit without work.

Propelled by the capital of the masses, the South Sea speculation took off. The price of a single share began to skyrocket: first to 500 pounds, then to 700 pounds and finally to more than 900 pounds. Then in the summer of 1720, the roof craved in. The plague arrived in England, and a sense of foreboding was everywhere. Money became tight, and investors began to sell out.

But when several of them moved to sell, the company was unable to pay off. The South Sea Bubble burst.

Huge fortunes were wiped out, and thousands of speculators were left penniless. By October 1720, the nation was embroiled in a full-scale financial crisis. Bankruptcies swelled, the real estate market collapsed and, in the end, the government itself fell. England was shaken to its core.

Part and parcel of the South Sea Bubble, and typical of all speculative bubbles over the past 300 years, was the participation of The Crowd. Typical to the late stages of a bull market is swelling public interest. This often creates a crowd.

Cautiously at first, and then later with reckless abandon, The Crowd becomes overwrought with greed, propelling it into a feeding frenzy. Thereafter, markets reach unsupportable heights that can no longer be levitated because the universe of new buyers has run dry. The markets collapse underneath their own weight; and another crowd, rank with fear, rushes for the exits. The bullish excesses on the run-up are now exceeded by the bearish impulses of the downside.

This pattern of surge and crash has occurred repeatedly since the South Sea Bubble. To dismiss it now would be like dismissing the ebb and flow of the tides of human behavior.

Nothing Civil About Civil War

For decades, my focus with the masses was which way they would take the markets. The stock market crashes of 1987 and 2008 showed me that is not going to be the total crisis of confidence if markets face big downward swings only to be puffed backed up by imaginary money created by Congress and the Federal Reserve and that real crisis is going to be when the Federal government steps forward and institutes draconian laws upon all Americans.

What the Federal government doesn’t yet realize is the conflict coming into play from two masses: the liberal lobby for President Barack Obama — with his pro-gay, pro-black, pro-socialist agenda, executed by his secret National Security Agency drone army — and freedom-loving, gun-owning Americans who are willing to fight and, if necessary, die for the Constitution. These are the masses headed to battle, to civil war. And I expected it will happen two years after the 2016 Presidential election. For the first time in my life, I fear blood in the streets.

Yours in good times and bad times,

–John Myers

Black And Gay Sycophants Are Deconstructing America

“We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thought control
No dark sarcasm in the classroom
Teacher, leave them kids alone”
— Pink Floyd, “Another Brick In The Wall”

Liberals are having a difficult time defending Islam. And so they should after a death sentence was imposed on a Christian woman in Sudan for the high crime of not denouncing her personal savior, Jesus Christ.

Meanwhile, the pro-black and pro-homosexual media, such as CNN, focused almost exclusively on NFL wannabe Michael Sam and on the racist of the century, NBA Clippers owner Donald Sterling. There was only a passing mention that a Sudanese court had sentenced a pregnant woman to death.

Meriam Yehya Ibrahim, 27, was convicted of apostasy (the renunciation of Islam) by a Khartoum court, even though she was born and raised a Christian and married a Christian. The court also convicted her of adultery and sentenced her to 100 lashes because her marriage to a Christian man is considered void under Sharia law.

Two thousand years after killing Christians, all that is missing in some Muslim countries are the Romans and the lions. I would tell my liberal friends this, but I no longer have any. I can’t stand their hypocrisy over their pro-rights stance for women along with their defense of Islam, which at its very core robs women of any rights.

And while there is some outrage in America about Ibrahim, so far we haven’t heard a word from President Barack Obama. Obama has plenty of time on his hands when it comes to congratulating NFLer (soon to be ex-NFLer because he is too short and too slow) Sam, who made a spectacle of himself when he was drafted almost dead last by kissing, crying and shoving cake down his male lover’s throat, or when it comes to commenting on a religion near and dear to his heart, Islam. Yet once again, Islam has been revealed for what it is, a werewolf in shepherd’s clothing.

Americans should be shaken that Obama dedicated the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York last Thursday without one mention of Islam, Muslims or al-Qaida. According to Obama, it is a memorial whose cause was plain-vanilla terrorism, the kind that might spring up in Oklahoma City by homegrown terrorists or in New York City by terrorists from out of the country. I’ve been to the Pearl Harbor Memorial, and I definitely remember the tour guide saying “Japan” and “Japanese” during the tour. But Obama won’t ever make a mention of Islam. He is perhaps too worried about prejudice against his religion or perhaps his Islamic agenda.

Muslims And Their Liberal Supporters Are No Laughing Matter

I suspect Bill Maher is not liked by many of you, but on a typical Friday evening I watch his HBO comedy show so I can see the liberal take on things (best to know one’s opposition) and appreciate his sometimes libertarian views that must make his liberal fans physically sick. Such was the case two weeks ago when Maher and guest Arianna Huffington, the syndicated columnist, got into brouhaha over Islam and its malevolent goals.

Maher was talking to his three panelists about the recent kidnappings of hundreds of Nigerian girls and how little mention there is of the fact that the kidnappers are Islamists. “That (is) the religion at large, (where) women are seen as property, second-class at best, often property,” said Maher.

Huffington argued that it is “dangerous for people to stereotype all Muslims as terrorists.”

Maher answered back: “Where it becomes dangerous is that liberals like yourself do not stand up for liberalism. Liberalism means, one, mostly, equality of women.”

If Maher keeps up this kind of talk, he will be the next Sterling, who is being stripped of his NBA team for sharing his thoughts in what he believed was a private and intimate moment with a parasitic woman who wanted to tape and extort him. Maher doesn’t like Islam, which is mostly black or brown peoples. This must be intolerable to liberals, and even he could be persecuted for sharing his thoughts. But I have a news flash: Millions of minorities don’t like white people either. And I, for one, am not saying they should have to. If you want to hate me, fine. I won’t agree, but I will defend your right with my life to say bad things.

And would someone please stick a secret microphone next to Spike Lee so we can hear what his private conversations are about white people? But do you really think such a recording would ever see the light of day? And if it did, do you think Hollywood would boycott his movies and actors and that set people would refuse to work for him? Do you believe that if he were exposed at his worst, Lee would or even should be washed up? I don’t. I like some of his movies. And even if I didn’t, he should have the right to make them if people are willing to pay to see them. If people don’t like Lee, they shouldn’t pay to see his movies. Regardless, Lee should have his right to privacy. This means that inside his home he should be able to share his worst thoughts on any subject with anyone and not be recorded and then publicly crucified by the media.

Not so, says Kathleen Parker, who makes a living out of writing her opinions for The Washington Post. On April 29 Parker wrote that Sterling had no right to privacy even in his own home:

First the practical: If you don’t want your words broadcast in the public square, don’t say them. The Orwellian taint to this advice is not meant to be harsh but is offered in recognition of the world in which we live. We’re not so much a global village as a small town of gossips.

On a higher note, such potential exposure forces us to more carefully select our words and edit our thoughts. This isn’t only a matter of survival but is essential to civilization. Speaking one’s mind isn’t really all it’s cracked up to be, as any well-balanced person reading the comments section quickly concludes.

Let me get this straight, Kathy. Nobody can speak his mind, especially your readers, and that’s a good thing? So while you get paid big bucks to speak your mind, everyone else should just shut the hell up!

Here is what I want to know: What have you, Ms. Parker, said at your worst private moments when you were tired, drunk or just stupid? Have you never, ever once said the “N” word (isn’t it silly or is it just cowardice on my part that I am intimidated and don’t feel I can actually write that word even though it is on rap radio ad nauseam?)? Or have you never said a derogatory sentence about homosexuals, Mexicans, Republicans, Canadians or the favorite target of the media to which you belong, white, heterosexual men? To prove it, can we implant your body with a recording device. And if you ever once utter such things you consider private, we “judges of society” can have you stripped of your career and property, as is the case with Sterling.

Three Things I Hate Most About Liberals

Liberals seem to see only one side of the coin — their side, which is:

  • Pro-homosexual: I want to vomit every time I hear proud to be gay; when did anyone ever say be proud to be straight? And the more demonstrative gays are (ever notice the overt touching and kissing), the more gay pride they have.
  • Pro-black: If anyone (especially a straight, white man) ever says anything close to a racist comment, liberals want to hang him in the court of public opinion — so much so that white people are afraid of what they say, while black people can spout off as much as they want.
  • Pro-Islam: This is the most dangerous one because it could tie America into a Hundred Years War. And with liberal leaders like Obama, Islam may win it in 20. Muslims are already the fastest-growing segment of the world’s population. And extremism is worse today, according to polls, than it was on 9/11.

All of the above are eating away American values that made this country great. Sorry if liberals think the late 1950s were a terrible period, but I happen to be nostalgic — especially when my feelings are consistent with many positive truths.

Yet Lee told CNN last week that America is never going back to the days of Ozzie and Harriet. I see nothing wrong with the days of Ozzie and Harriet, President Dwight Eisenhower and a dynamo economy. The 1950s were a time when private speech really was private and you could have an opinion and make it public. But that America is being dismantled. And every time the extremists win, the liberals rip away one more brick in our wall.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

The Real Weapon Of Mass Destruction: ‘Climate Change’ Or Barack Obama?

Last week, the White House had a publicity blitz that reminded me of a preview of a 1960s horror movie. This is not the exact wording of it, but it is the gist:

“The Climate Blob,” more hideous than zombies, more destructive than an alien invasion and dealing out death like a killer asteroid. Produced by Barack H. Obama, “The Climate Blob” stars John Kerry as Agent Orange and Nancy Pelosi as The Blob.

What happened instead was the world was told of an imminent threat in a newly released study by 300 scientists. Working for the Obama Administration on a project called the National Climate Assessment, the scientists warned immediate action has to be taken by governments acting in concert (sounds like global government) to prevent a global catastrophe. Here’s a propaganda film the White House released:

“Climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present,” the 840-page report concluded.

The report stated that corn producers in Iowa, oyster growers in Washington State and maple syrup producers in Vermont are all observing climate-related changes that are “outside of recent experience.” Left out was whether dogs and cats are living together in California, but you get the drift; without the help of Obama and other Democrats, planet Earth faces an environmental Armageddon.

The National Climate Assessment supports the warning given by Kerry in February in Jakarta, Indonesia, where our Secretary of State told members of that government (perhaps in some ways already all members of the same global government): “It’s not an exaggeration to say that your entire way of life here is at risk.”

Kerry went on to say: “In a sense, climate change can now be considered the world’s largest weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even, the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” Yes, Kerry, a former foot soldier and still a liberal activist, is now a scientist and soothsayer.

I remember the Kerry who gave testimony on Capitol Hill in his infantry greens, not the one speaking to foreign governments for the Greens. Of course, that Kerry was around in the 1970s, the decade when scientists were certain that the world was headed for another ice age.

It seems that keeping up with what is going to happen to the planet is much like knowing if milk is good or bad for you. Both are variable. But climate change involves a lot more scientists, a lot more money and a far bigger agenda for those that embrace the idea of a global government — something that is becoming more of a reality when the citizens of the world recognize that only a single world order can truly establish the necessary laws to save humanity. Mao Zedong would have loved it.

More worrisome is our politicians — especially Obama — who embrace the necessity for “unilateral action,” which are code words for global government.

The White House website has its own version of the facts. Under “Energy, Climate Change and our Environment” a statement reads: “The President has taken unprecedented action to build the foundation for a clean energy economy, tackle the issue of climate change, and protect our environment.”

The website quotes the President: “We can’t have an energy strategy for the last century that traps us in the past. We need an energy strategy for the future — an all-of-the-above strategy for the 21st century that develops every source of American-made energy.”

The President is willing to put our money where his mouth is. In fact, as Kerry was warning of world climate change this past winter, the U.S. Department of Agriculture created what it calls “climate hubs.” Washington utopians who have planned it say it is for farmers, universities, industry and, of course, government, to better prepare for climate disasters like floods and droughts that have existed only recently.

And it’s not just idle talk. The White House’s plan is to use the National Climate Assessment report to strengthen Obama’s “Climate Action Plan,” which will be stocked with $1 billion in taxpayer money for something called the “climate resiliency fund.”

Such names are pure Orwellian doublespeak, and that suits Obama because of his goal to tax and eventually control the fossil fuel industry in North America. He wants oversight of domestic oil exploration (which creates jobs), of the Keystone pipeline (which creates jobs), and of the expansion of America’s vast and clean natural gas reserves (which creates jobs). Meanwhile, he supports expensive and unproven Green technologies that leave the United States in greater debt and with a weakened economy and further government regulations.

Obama seems only to detest North American hydrocarbons — a proven and affordable energy that provides national security for the United States. He seems perfectly at ease with Saudi Arabian oil, which explains why he is always eager to make state visits that show his support for the Muslim kingdom that has massive annual oil production and the largest oil reserves in the world. If you didn’t know better, you might think that Obama is the Mecca candidate — an Islamist whose energy policies, economic programs and globalist views are at odds with a free America and the Constitution.

On June 25, Obama said: “[W]hile we may not live to see the full realization of our ambition, we will have the satisfaction of knowing that the world we leave to our children will be better off for what we did.”

What exactly is the President’s ambition and how does he intend to achieve it? Is it possible Obama is undermining the United States and our energy independence for sinister global ambition? If that is so, it makes Obama a far more dangerous weapon of mass destruction than changes in the weather.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Obama And Putin Have A Holocaust On Their Hands; Steps You Must Take To Survive

“[O]ne .45 caliber automatic; two boxes of ammunition; four days’ concentrated emergency rations; one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills; one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible; $100 in rubles; $100 in gold…” — Maj. T. J. “King” Kong, survival kit list in the 1964 movie “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

War may be rushing upon us. Like an indeterminate storm, it may divert or the storm may run out of energy. Regardless, what is happening in Ukraine and the political and military posturing over that country between Washington and Moscow could release a thermonuclear war over a country best known for its grain fields.

Then again, why should that be so strange? It was in 1962 when I was 5 years old that I remember my father talking about the immediate need for a family fallout shelter from a nuclear war that was about to erupt over the poor banana republic of Cuba. Why should it be any different half a century later? Nation states and the people who control them are still imbued with greed and are every bit as circumspect and nihilistic today as they were 50 years, or even 500 years, ago.

“Peace for our time,” declared British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain in 1938, clutching Adolf Hitler’s signature before the onset of a war that killed more than 60 million people. But peace in any time is a utopian fantasy. As my carpenter friend who was also a karate instructor said, “Man will exist from the first ape swinging a club to the last man with his finger on the button.”

The truth is there will be no lasting peace in this or any time until the last missile has been fired and the last shot has been shot. In fact, it may not come until 100 years later, when the last club has been swung. If you remain the least bit doubtful of man’s innate ambitions for war, you haven’t been watching the pre-war posturing between President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin that is spilling like a whirlwind of wild oats spiraling in Ukraine and beyond its borders.

Yet brilliant men seem to ride the peace train one generation after another. In 1988, on the verge of ending the Cold War, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared that world-ending wars were forever gone: “It is obvious, for instance, that the use or threat of force no longer can or must be an instrument of foreign policy. This applies above all to nuclear arms, but that is not the only thing that matters.”

Yet the nuclear option has become the only option for both Moscow and the United States. Moscow no longer has the conventional army that could dig up Europe in a blitz to the English Channel. And Washington has always depended on its nuclear deterrent — everything from ballistic missiles to tiny tactical nukes — to stop Soviet aggression. When the Cold War ended, both sides agreed the cheap and non-discussed option was nuclear weapons.

If it sounds morally reprehensible, who in Washington or Moscow even cares?

In her new book Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom, Elaine Scarry asserts that the United States is only a country formerly dependent on its population, its legislature and its executive acting in concert for any act of defense. She says that today the United States has largely eliminated its population and its legislature from the sphere of defense, and it relies almost exclusively on its executive.

Simply put, the fate of the world is in the hands today of Obama and Putin or the powers that control both. To be even more direct, the lives of 200 million to 300 million people depend on Obama’s not screwing up and getting us into a nuclear war.

No wonder, believes Scarry, that these are very dangerous times:

It’s widely acknowledged that nuclear weapons are incredibly susceptible to accidental use or to seizure by a non-state actor or terrorist.

But what has been insufficiently recognized is the biggest danger of all: the belief that there is some “legitimate” possession of these weapons, that we are safe as long as there’s government oversight of them. In fact, they are utterly incompatible with governance.

So there we have it. Tempers are flaring, and the man who has made America into a spy state, has stricken our freedoms and has scorched so many of our rights under the Constitution now has the nuclear football (the briefcase with all U.S. launch codes) on him all the time. Not since Richard Nixon’s psychotic meltdown has America been less safe than it is today, when the entire fate of humanity is being decided by a former Soviet spy and a sympathetic Muslim President.

Of course, few if any of our popular press — or, as I call them, Obama’s Print and TV Productions — said a word of criticism. They say only how Putin is ex-KGB (which means that, unlike Obama, he at least once had a real job) and that he is Ivan The Terrible incarnate or, for most of the watchers on CNN who do not remember a day past grade 5, “Putin is Hitler.” (I am surprised the TV doesn’t yell at us: “Write it out 500 times!”)

Of course, the sources for what is becoming a bloody civil war are Ukrainian nationals — some of them the children and the grandchildren of tens of thousands of Ukrainians who had bloodlust for the Jews and a hatred of Russians that sometimes disgusted seasoned SS troops. Not true, you say? I say turn off CNBC and read a book.

Start with The Second World War: A Definitive History by Antony Beevor, who wrote of Ukrainian atrocities against both Jews and Bolsheviks in World War II. To believe that Beevor, a Brit and the most respected World War II historian of this age, would write such things two years in advance of a Ukrainian civil war is absurd. That Obama parrots on TV say wonderful things about Ukrainian “freedom fighters” after the conflict began is totally predictable and is carried out because Obama and his handlers know just how poorly educated most of the American people are — a people who “get their news” from Anderson Cooper and Don Lemon.

In other words, Ukraine is just as bad as the Russians. Yet we are going to risk all of humanity to preserve its freedom in a region of the world that is under the influence of Russia. Charles Darwin might argue that, in such case, our extinction is inevitable.

What is a fact is that there remain 10,000 nuclear weapons in the world, and 97 percent of them belong to Russia and the United States. The percentage of the nuclear stockpile that could kill 44 million people immediately and another 1 billion people over the following month is 0.015 percent.

There is much to like in the fictional character Kong’s survival list. In fact, just before the film’s release, the FBI screened the movie and was startled at the accuracy included in the Soviet and United States exchange, which resulted in an FBI interrogation of director Stanley Kubrick.

In the event of a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and Russia, lists will be meaningless. As Nikita Khrushchev once said, “The living will envy the dead.” But a limited nuclear war will be survivable if we are trained and prepared.

Unless you have years of experience and practice using a handgun, I prefer a 12-gauge pump shotgun. Also a water source and hundreds of gallons of bottled water are essential as is canned foods to be safely stored. Just the preparations necessary would require a book, but I urge you to become industrious and start making plans for a dark future brought down on us by a former Kenyan and a former communist.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

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America’s Darkest Secret: Barack Obama Is A Pawn For The New World Order

You’re an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.” — from the 1979 film “Apocalypse Now”

The United States has become a stacked game for the mega rich and a sucker’s game for the growing poor. Today, it is President Barack Obama who heads this tragedy — stealing from the middle class to pay off the rich while manipulating multitudes of the millions to become needful and poor, compliant and cowering.

The once proud and independent American middle class is being gutted. And no President has done more to eviscerate it than Obama, whose handlers urge him to build a socialist nation for the ever-increasing number of needful people while at the same time giving power to an oligarchy of billionaires who have ultimate authority and pull the puppet strings on their patsy: an African-American community leader dug up in Chicago, turned into a junior Senator and then made President.

In exchange, Obama has done exactly as ordered. He has made the billionaires even richer while shoveling millions of dollars in aid to the once-proud middle class, who have lost their jobs in manufacturing because Obama and previous Presidents systematically gave away American technology and destroyed the factories that built this Nation.

And so it goes. America’s debt levels soar, as do American stocks. That wealth is not going to the American worker, but to the deal makers and paper pushers who sit in plush offices and live a lifestyle like the French autocracy on the eve of the French Revolution.

But Washington has learned some history. They use the media to make the people afraid of myriad enemies and make us thankful to “eat cake” so long as it comes with booze, lotto, movies and sports and, in some States, marijuana.

And King Barry has something Louis XVI never had — an intelligence network that spies on each and every citizen. There will be no Maximilien Robespierre or Jacobins to orchestrate a march on the White House regardless of what this jester President does.

Why Wall Street Loves Obama

The only money being made in America nowadays is by the geniuses in Silicon Valley, which is deserved, and by the money changers on Wall Street, which is undeserved.

Timothy Smeeding, head of the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Madison-Wisconsin told The New York Times:

Almost all of the benefits of growth since the trough of the Great Recession have been going to those in the upper classes. Middle- and lower-income families are getting a smaller slice of a smaller economic pie as labor markets have changed drastically during our recovery.

I spent enough time as a stockbroker that I felt like killing myself. Nothing productive resulted from my efforts or the efforts of anyone else at that office. But there were star money makers there, and in New York there are bushels of stars that gamble trillions of dollars every day and make personal fortunes doing it.

Obama has been ordered to curry favor with Wall Street, despite his initial campaign promise to crack down on the investment banks that took the world to the edge of economic collapse and whose mistakes led the Federal Reserve to the largest monetization of debt in history. Today, the U.S. Treasury begs our competitors and future enemies such as Russia and China to invest in additional Treasury bills, notes and bonds at debt auctions that both Moscow and Beijing understand will one day be worthless.  Yet they play along until there is either a new reserve currency or a gold standard.

Obama was bought and paid for by big money powers, and he has done well at serving the interests of big money. He demanded nothing after putting up $700 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) for the investment banks whose blind greed and reckless practices drove America toward the worst economic crisis in history. Of course, these are the investment banks that appointed Obama as President twice.

The Way We Were

America wasn’t like that when I got started as a writer more than 30 years ago. My wife bought me suits off the sales racks at Sears because we had a young family and a big mortgage. Back then, I was mostly a proofreader and a researcher. My friends were in the same boat, and we used to say over the course of the day: “What’s the Dow doing?”

Nobody asks that anymore. Maybe that’s because of the Internet, but I think there is another reason. I don’t think middle-class people have the money to invest in the stock market anymore. By the time they pay the bills, the mortgage and car insurance, few can even think of taking a position in the Dow or any blue chip stocks.

I could take a position of 100 shares in a stock for $1,000 or $2,000. That would be a stock trading at $10 or $20 per share. In 1984, a share of Apple (AAPL) cost $20. Today, a share costs well more than $500. Of course, the value of Apple shares has soared; but stock splits have not kept pace.

Do you know anyone who can pull $50,000 out of their bank account and buy a token position in Apple? I don’t. As a result, Apple is almost exclusively traded between mutual funds, brokerage houses, investment banks and the ultra-rich.

Last year, Wall Street bonuses rose by 15 percent. That makes the overall bonus totals close to $27 billion in 2013 or the most since the infamous pig-fest in 2008 when Wall Street got stinking rich while almost destroying the global economy. Keep in mind this is bonus money, not salary money. Bonus money based on performance — how much brokers and dealers sold to unsuspecting suckers even if they were colleagues and friends.

No surprise that Wall Street insiders contribute to the truth that starting two years ago, the top 10 percent of U.S. households made more than 50 percent of total U.S. income.

The Secret War On The Middle Class

Nearly 50 million Americans are on food stamps. That is more than the number of women in the country who have full-time jobs.

The Department of Agriculture lists the annual average number of food stamp participants going back to 1969. That year, there were 2.9 million people on food stamps. Since then, food stamp participants have increased by more than 1,600 percent. In 1969 there were 15.7 million women who worked full-time in the U.S. At the end of 2012, that total had increased by 181 percent.

Obama and previous patsy Presidents have made it easy for tens of millions of Americans to give up, sit back and collect government money. At the same time, the Federal government has done little to help women become wage earners — workers who pay taxes, invest back into America and build a better future.

But on goes the puppet show: the Obamas saying they are fighting against obesity in children while forcing healthcare on millions of people who don’t want it. Then there are others — leaders like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who holds on to regal power the way Queen Victoria did, and Republican Senator John McCain, who is as bent on empire building as Otto von Bismarck was in the 19th century.

And who are we to stop them? President George W. Bush begat Obama, and Obama will begat the next patsy President. The wolves of Wall Street will get ever fatter, while we on Main Street are left to starve.

Obama is an errand boy, sent by grocery clerks, to collect a bill.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Barack Obama Made America A Sick, Old Nation

This month, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), lectured Secretary of State John Kerry on America’s need to get tough with the world. McCain said President Teddy Roosevelt bragged that he carried a big stick and spoke softly. McCain’s accusation is that the Administration of President Barack Obama doesn’t carry a big stick; it carries a twig.

The truth is Uncle Sam is too weak, too fat and too whimsical of mind to bother picking up much of anything up and waving it about. We have neither the military nor the political will nor the economic strength we once did. It’s as if America has fallen over a cliff, and President Barack Obama pushed us.

It was Obama that promised so much and then delivered far less. It was Obama when running for President that said he would fundamentally change the Nation. And he has changed the Nation for the worse. Whatever your politics, there is no denying that the United States has less influence today than it had before Roosevelt a century ago.

Obama promised to reduce the debt. Instead, he added $7 trillion in new debt, a figure that grows so quickly the fastest computers in the world are needed to track it. So prolific at spending is Obama that America has accumulated as much additional debt under his leadership as it did during the Nation’s first 227 years.

Obama has a record number of Americans hooked on food stamps. He has played the victim because of his skin color. And he has made millions of American blacks feel like they, too, are victims.

Obama was the celebrity candidate who guaranteed to rebuild America’s middle class. Instead, taxes have gone up, prices have gone up and wages for the average American have fallen 7 percent in five years.

And as bad as things are domestically, they are worse internationally. And the reason is that we are being led by the most destructive President in American history: Obama.

In March, an article in American Thinker stated:

When you have a foreign policy of “leading from behind” you lose the political momentum to advance values.

With Obama, it began with his apology tour to Muslim nations which included his bowing to the Saudi Arabian king, a gesture interpreted in the Islamic world as submission. From that point it spiraled downward.

The Worst, Not The First

The birth, growth and eventual decay of a nation are superficially the same as they are for a man. And make no mistake; America is in a serious state of decline. But it didn’t happen overnight and Obama did not make it happen alone, although he has made America a weaker Nation than it had even been since its inception.

President Lyndon Johnson began pulling down America. (One could argue President Franklin Delano Roosevelt did — except that, in the early 1950s, the United States accounted for more than 50 percent of the world gross domestic product and more than 60 percent of every automobile made.) It seems that, beginning with Johnson and culminating with Obama, the United States has been in a virtual state of collapse regarding its social structure, banking system, stock market and dollar. And for at least two decades, many people have seen it coming.

In November, under the headline “The Consequences Of US Decline,” Al Jazeera America featured a commentary from Immanuel Wallerstein, in which he wrote: “I have long argued that U.S. decline as a hegemonic power began circa 1970, and that a slow decline became a precipitate one during the presidency of George W. Bush.”

Wallerstein went on to say: “The United States, for example, may no longer be able to win wars, but it can unleash enormous damage to itself and others by imprudent actions. Whatever the United States tries to do in the Middle East today, it loses. At present none of the strong actors in the Middle East (and I do mean none) take their cues from the United States any longer.”

Age Takes A Toll

Given my recent health scare last month, I have a clear understanding of physical decline in a way that I was incapable of understanding just two months ago. Now on the downside to 60, I took a heart treadmill test last week. I first took one of these at half my age now. On that treadmill test I weighed less than 200 pounds and could bench-press well over 300 pounds. Today, in addition to having arthritis and asthma, I weigh almost 250 pounds and cannot lift a fraction of what I once did. Frankly, time and inactivity have seen my body go to hell. But here is a fact for the reactionaries, the rich and the vain: In time, their bodies will also go to hell.

But the United States hides its age much better. If you will let me stretch the human analogy one more time, the United States is like people I know who go to personal trainers and get facelifts and body surgeries to remove that unsightly fat. And they take tons of hormones to give them that artificial youth: testosterone, estrogen, human growth hormone or pretty much anything they can get from their quack doctors.

Uncle Sam does the same, and Dr. Barry is the quack who will prescribe any short-term money fix that still gives him the illusion of power and gives the Nation the illusion that all is well — that the United States is still the world’s unchallenged superpower, wielding a big stick, in the Mideast if the Arabs need a whipping or in central Europe in case we need to establish land forces against Russia and President Vladimir Putin.

It’s all a lie.

But as long as the Wizard of Oz’s curtain doesn’t get pulled back, Obama can continue with his grand illusions. So for the immediate future the debt will be monetized by the trillions of dollars, and the stock and bond markets will appear healthy from the outside. That is, until a single crisis rips away the Obama façade and the emperor is seen naked, with America left in a state of atrophy.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Saudi King Gives Obama One Choice: American Blood Or Cheap Oil?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was a perfect cover for President Barack Obama’s unnoticed trip to Saudi Arabia. So fortuitous was the news of the Boeing 777-200ER jet one has to wonder about the circumstances of its disappearance. Of course, we may never know the real answer to that. But we have a pretty good idea what Obama’s instructions from King Abdullah were. The king and the two highest-ranking representatives of the oil dynasty — Crown Prince Salman and the foreign minister, Prince Saud al-Faisal — explained in strict terms that the United States is making a mockery out of their monarchy and that Obama damn well better gear up for imminent military intervention in the Mideast.

There has been little press coverage of this. Most Americans were so focused on Flight 370 they didn’t know Obama was away. In fact, Obama put in two overseas trips. He jumped easily from his mission in Brussels with the G-7 — focusing on the values and principles the United States has in common with its European allies — to Saudi Arabia, a nation that holds no regard for democracy or pretty much any other values that Obama may or may not embrace.

Not that Obama had much of a choice in showing up; he is just the latest Presidential messenger sent to Saudi Arabia. For previous Presidents, pleasing the Saudis was always about affordable oil. For Obama, it is about that and perhaps other personal and religious reasons for his steadfastness. If so, there is also another riddle without resolution, is Obama really a loyal Muslim first?

Barry Of Arabia

Given 90-year-old Abdullah’s poor health and the need for a standby respirator, it was short and not sweet for Obama.

Saudi Arabia has a litany of complaints against the United States, which include:

  • Washington peace overtures with Iran. Since the fall of the Shah in 1979, Saudi Arabia has feared military and economic domination by Iran. For more than a decade, Iran has used its influence and terror cells to build up its prestige as a Mideast and OPEC leader. If Iranian leadership is obtained, it will diminish Saudi Arabia’s position as the world’s super oil power. It is also making the kingdom susceptible to a wave of radical Muslim rule and perhaps the overthrow of the Saudi royal family.
  • Obama’s decision to not follow through on airstrikes against Syria and its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which threaten the Saudi royals. 
  • Abdullah’s fury that Obama did not back Hosni Mubarak during Egypt’s first crisis in 2011, giving rise to the Qatar-backed Muslim Brotherhood. Other missteps along the way with regard to Egypt is that Obama has refused to be supportive of the military now ruling Egypt, something Saudi Arabia is insisting Obama do immediately to counter the growing Muslim radicalism.

In December, Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to Britain, wrote an op-ed for The New York Times with this threatening headline: “Saudi Arabia Will Go It Alone.” He wrote:

The foreign policy choices being made in some Western capitals risk the stability of the region and, potentially, the security of the whole Arab world. This means the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has no choice but to become more assertive in international affairs: more determined than ever to stand up for the genuine stability our region so desperately needs.

Saudi Arabia has enormous responsibilities within the region, as the cradle of Islam and one of the Arab world’s most significant political powers. We have global responsibilities — economic and political — as the world’s de facto central banker for energy.

Obama, A Saudi Servant To The End

Obama must heed the king’s warning that the House of Saud has set its sights on control over Mideast foreign policy. There are a third of a billion reasons why — the number of barrels of Saudi oil — that make Obama a Saudi servant.

Obama will do Saudi bidding because of its oil wealth. This fact will be ignored by the greens in his Administration who fail to accept the fact that renewable energy is a joke, a sidebar story to please the environmental lobby. But on the big stage with global power and money, it is given no consideration.

Saudi Arabia has enough cheap crude to last decade upon decade, as do the rest of the Mideast, Canada and North Dakota, with its increasingly productive Bakken formation. That makes solar, wind and other green dreams just that — dreams.

Will Obama Use American Military As Mercenaries?

Obama is facing an international crisis this year, and it has nothing to do with Russia. It has to do with the Arab Spring and using our military might to procure Saudi favor and the guarantee of cheap oil.

The only good news for Obama when he left Riyadh was the promise that if he met Saudi expectations with regard to Mideast intervention, the OPEC kingpin would reduce the price of crude. That’s an important carrot for Obama with the summer driving season coming on and an economy ready to fall into another recession.

Right now, Obama and America’s military have their marching orders, which came from the king of Saudi Arabia. America’s young men and women will soon be involved in the Mideast to try to bomb reason into groups like the Muslim Brotherhood, which will only incite more hatred against the United States and more calls for terror attacks against America.

Around and around it will go until there are definitive winners and losers in the Mideast. That could take a very long time to decide.

And America will be left to account for our actions, leaving Washington and the Nation to shoulder responsibility for our involvement in tribalism that continues seemingly without end in the Arab world.

It is all part and parcel of our addiction to cheap oil — something that won’t be broken for decades and something we cannot even wean ourselves from with increasing domestic production. Meanwhile, the greens continue to protest North American oil and gas projects. They may think they are achieving a greener world. In fact, all they are doing is helping create a bloody red one. It will bleed from the Mideast all the way to America’s heartland.

It is certainly sad we have in our President a man who will prove to be a dutiful Saudi servant.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

April Fooled? You Must Be A Liberal

When I was in South Africa with my uncle, Dick, we were part of a travel group from the United States. On our manifest was a diamond mine tour in Gauteng. We walked about where the Great Star of Africa, a pear-shaped diamond weighing 530.20 carats, had been discovered.

Dick and I were more interested in the labor situation than we were in stumbling over a diamond. Just as well, because it turned out to be a dreadfully boring tour; that is, until it was over. That’s when our group was directed towards the mine’s exit. We all lined up like schoolchildren behind what looked like a customs booth that had crashed smack onto the desert.

I nudged Dick in the ribs when I noticed why it was taking us so long to get to our air-conditioned bus. It was a scene right out of a Monty Python sketch. An interrogator — in a uniform replete with a Gestapo-type cap — sat inside a Plexiglas cubicle, and each of us had to pass by him.

When it was my turn, he instructed me to raise my left hand, palm facing out. It was then that a large and flat aluminum square was hand-cranked toward me, waist high. I stood, staring at it.

“Are you ready to give your sworn statement?” asked my adjudicator.

“Sure, why not?”

“Keep your left hand raised and place your right hand squarely on the ‘truth-plate,’ fingers spread. Look at me, and then answer my question: Do you have any diamonds on your person or have you seen anyone on site pick up a diamond today?”

I started laughing. This was no lie detector. I had been around lie detectors, and this was a gag show for the terminally stupid. Dick kicked me sharp in the ankle and leaned into my ear, saying: “Cut it out!”

I kept myself together and declared that, no, I was not carrying any diamonds on me and, no, I had not seen anyone in the group pick any up.

A green light that looked like an old traffic light came on. The makeshift door to my right opened, and I walked through it and toward our bus, laughing like hell.

When all of us were back on board, a married couple from Vermont tore into me about how I could have gotten the tour group into trouble. They were diehard Democrats and took authority most seriously. In fact, they actually believed that what we had been questioned on was a real lie detector.

I said something to them that probably wasn’t all that polite, and my uncle settled me down with a sip from his gin mickey tucked into his sports jacket. He shared with me an important truth that day: Some people are simply too stupid to argue with.

Obama’s Blind Believers

Despite abysmal poll ratings, millions of Americans still trust Barack Obama and believe he is doing a fine job as President.

It is tantamount to believing the Titanic was on course even after her bow tipped forward into the icy-cold North Atlantic. Yet we know that a few minutes before that moment, many on board still believed the Titanic would right herself. What else could they believe? Everything for those on board was vested in the Titanic being what everyone had claimed it was: unsinkable.

So it is for liberals vested in Obama: the healthcare President whose signature Obamacare is collapsing, the bipartisan President who has yet to reach across the aisle except to pick up his golf clubs, the healing President whose five years in office have seen a spike in racial tensions and whose personal utterances from the Oval Office have only widened the divide between blacks and whites.

Yet loyal Democrats continue to believe utter foolishness: that Obama is a good President and that the Republicans, the Tea Party, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin and perhaps even Elvis’ evil twin are the reason Obama’s Presidency has failed. The one question that is never asked in liberal corners is whether Obama was ever competent to be President of the United States?

Liberal Ignorance Is Our Damnation       

After I graduated university, I spent a year in journalism school. That education paid off handsomely. I was taught to assume I’m being lied to when tracking down a story because I probably am.

Questioning everything is hard work. Since people tend to be lazy, this gives liberals a big advantage over libertarians. By the millions, liberals assume a litany of stupid ideas, including:

  • Man-made climate change is an absolute fact.
  • “Stand your ground” laws are racist and only serve to endanger African-Americans.
  • Unless shown the righteous path, white people are — and will always remain — racists.
  • Obama is the one person most qualified to show white people the evil of their racist past.
  • Black people are hardly ever racist toward whites.
  • Gay people are kind and progressive. Only people that oppose gay marriage are ignorant.
  • Obama cares deeply about America and preserving the U.S. Constitution.
  • The Federal government, led by Obama, wants to help all Americans.
  • Obama knows better than we do as to what must be done to help America.

Don’t take my word for it. Just watch CNN. It’s running ads that actually say: “Watch Don Lemon tonight.  He will tell you what stories really matter.”

My problem is I don’t want an openly gay civil rights activist telling me what is important. I want to figure that out for myself. That in itself is the difference between a libertarian and a liberal.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

My Recent Brush With Death: Life Saved, Liberty Lost At The Hands Of Socialized Medicine

Two weeks ago, I was being strapped on a gurney and rushed by firefighters into an ambulance at my doctor’s office. My heart had gone into atrial fibrillation and was racing at 248 beats per minute, almost four times faster than its normal rate. My lifelong asthma in addition to bacterial pneumonia had even the paramedics in a tizzy; the siren seemed to race as fast as my heart was beating.

I was so out of breath that I wasn’t all that worried. I should have been — not only because my condition was serious, but because I was about to be subjected to the full tyranny of socialized hospitalization.

What is ironic is that Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was giving a press conference selling socialized medicine the exact hour I was in a crash-room at a Calgary, Canada, hospital with electric paddles being glued to my chest. As Pelosi was telling reporters she wants a single-payer system, my emergency doctor was telling me she and her team needed to shock my heart and — oh, yes — it might kill me.

“Yeah, any bill that’s passed isn’t perfect,” Pelosi said. “I wanted single-payer. I wanted public option.”

Meanwhile, my ER doctor was saying: “We are going to inject you with this drug before we shock your heart. The paddles may make your heart arrest (euphemism for dead), while the drug we are going to give you may give you a stroke.”

Now, I was upset. Death? Let’s just say I can live with it. But having a stroke and being a potted plant were out of the question. I tried to tell the doctor that. But before I could utter any protest, she plunged the drug into my vein and it was lights out. It was never a choice, and there was no discussion of it. You might explain that away as a medical emergency and time being of the essence. But over the next four days, I wasn’t given a choice in any of my treatments by a cavalcade of doctors, each one of them from a different part of the world and not one of them whose first language is English.

Paying A Hefty Price For Free Healthcare

The fact that my lungs were fighting for air and my heart was an engine redlining really wasn’t surprising. I had gone in and waited the usual three hours to see my family doctor for a cough 10 days earlier. He had brushed me off by giving me an asthma inhaler without bothering to check my vitals or even so much as look in my ears for signs of infection.

It would be easy to blame my Polish doctor, but he is about as good as it gets in Alberta and better than any doctor I have come across up here. He is besieged by as many as 80 patients a day who pack a local clinic where he and a Pakistani physician deal with waves of people — some coming in for their silly maladies and others who are hardcore addicts needing a fix, courtesy of the government. So the time needed to diagnose me and write a prescription for antibiotics was not available that day.

Life Saved, Liberty Lost

In less than an hour, I was told my heart had achieved a normal sinus rhythm and it was just a matter of fighting off the infection in my lungs. Hanging on all sides of me were IV bags dripping who knows what. All of my questions as to what I was being given went unanswered. Still sick and with an oxygen mask over my mouth and nose, it occurred to me the ER team had treated the illness. As for yours truly, who was suffering, well he was one big (pun intended) nuisance. The evidence was on my wrist bracelet, which carried my hospital identification in big bold numbers with my name in small type off to the side.

Was I thankful for the ER doctor and her team saving me? Damn right I was. But I was becoming a tad worried the worst was not over when I was told that I was being admitted to the hospital. As luck would have it, a bed opened up. So my wait on a terribly hard ER gurney was for only 11 hours.

During that wait, I was able to see my wife for all of five minutes before they kicked her out. That evening, our son came to visit while I was still in the ER and was welcomed to stay to help answer a series of personal questions that took over half an hour to answer. What was most shocking was that not only was I grilled about the most mundane lifestyle choices I had made over decades, but the two hospital interns who were asking these questions seemed to already know all the answers. They knew every doctor I had seen for the past 40 years. They even knew about the knee surgery I had while I was living in Spokane, Wash., in 1989. At the time, I had private U.S. healthcare insurance. When I asked how the hell they knew so much about a guy who had last been examined in their hospital when I was a junior in high school, they just smiled.

I was provided a beautiful private room, as luck would have it. (Most patients in the hospital are stacked four to a room.) The door was always open, and I was under the constant observation of the nursing station on my floor. As longtime readers might guess, I wasn’t a good patient. I don’t like my liberties being ripped away from me, and I don’t like having test after test being administered to me and not even told what they are and what the results were. However, when I got unruly, the nurses were quick to stick a happy pill under my tongue.

Stuck With Socialized Medicine

My least favorite moment during my stay was the day before I was discharged. I was finally feeling better, and a doctor of East Indian decent walked into my room with the biggest needle I have ever seen. I asked what she intended to do with that, and she said she was going to inject my chest with it. She added, “This might hurt.” Might hurt? I knew that before the needle even was shoved into me, but I knew it a lot more a few seconds later.

I share these gory details with you only because I so want you to understand the evils of socialized medicine. Unless Obamacare is defeated forever, you, too, will be subjected to the indignities I suffered. It will happen while you are at your weakest, and you will find it very difficult to fight back.

I am grateful to the nurses and doctors who made me well. Not for one moment do I question their competence as professionals. What I hate is the system under which they are forced to work and that patients are forced to tolerate — a system that, I suspect, has all the key components of any totalitarian system.

Texas Governor Rick Perry succinctly summed up the evils of socialized medicine:

It is up to us, to this present generation of Americans, to take a stand for freedom, to send a message to Washington that we’re taking our future back from the grips of these central planners who would control our health care, who would spend our treasure, who downgrade our future and micromanage our lives.

I couldn’t agree more with Perry, especially the part about micromanaging our lives.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

P.S.: As for me, I found religion — no more beer, no more fattening foods and, when I am up for it, lots of exercise. My late Aunt Ruth, who worked 20 years as a social worker at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, used to say: “There are lots of things worse than dying.” After my experience two weeks ago, I couldn’t agree more.

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America’s Martyrdom

This month marked the three-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death. In ranking modern-day villains, bin Laden usually ranks just behind Adolf Hitler and just above Saddam Hussein. These, of course, are rankings to which only the Western world adheres. People with a different point of view might put any of the above-mentioned men as the world’s greatest hero. This is seemingly unheard of from our Western perspective. These are mass-murdering psychopaths who killed countless innocents for an extreme cause; anyone who thinks otherwise is sipping the Kool-Aid. After all, we are from the best country in the world. We are the greatest nation in the world. We have been since we destroyed the Nazis and proved our might conquering the Russians and executing the world’s worst terrorist.

I spend 90 percent of my time writing about this country. And since my children are grown up and have their own families, I have traveled less over the years. I admittedly do not have a wide sense of perspective on how the rest of the world views us. My son, in the process of getting his master’s degree in history, did some consultant work in the Mideast and Asia. He worked with high school-aged kids from more than 30 different countries from around the world, and he asked them questions about what they liked about history and who some of their heroes were.

One of the more popular topics was World War II. Like Americans, the rest of the world knows this to be the most popular war, filled with a vast array of characters that George R.R. Martin couldn’t even create. The most popular name that kept coming up was that No. 1 villain, Hitler. Surprisingly, instead of analyzing his evils and wrongdoings, the students praised his forward thinking and business savvy. My son was stunned. He spoke to the head teacher about how this could be taught in the school, and he wanted to be informed why the school would practice such a thing. The head of history explained that it wasn’t the school; it was the culture. This wasn’t the Western world. The praise bestowed upon Hitler came from generations of teachings from families.

The conversation shifted to another villain in modern history, bin Laden. While many students knew him to be an evil man who killed innocent people and was an embarrassment to the Muslim way of life, it was hardly unanimous. My son was reminded of some of the good things bin Laden had done, namely war against the United States. Bin Laden’s death was viewed as a sneak attack against a crusader, someone who stood for justice. Official Islamic organizations will have you believe that bin Laden’s death was justice. However, the reaction of these young people from all over the world will determine bin Laden’s martyr status in future generations.

I was stunned and angry. How could this happen around the world? These are the wrongdoers. They killed innocent people for their own sadistic causes, and history hasn’t taught these people anything. Then I thought on it, more and more. As time passed, I began to seriously worry about the United States’ reputation around the world. I realized that my viewpoint and yours are not only different from one another but different from the rest of the world as well.

America Rebranded

This attitude toward Americans does not transfer over to American business in the Mideast. Imports are the name of the game, and American products are everywhere to be found. People buy the best and the biggest American cars and boats while boasting about having the best. America as a brand is rock-solid. Americans are lost in this shuffle because of a government philosophy to control the world that started with dropping the bomb and intensified during the Cold War.

It isn’t just in the Mideast where this is felt. I recently visited the Philippines, where I was graciously received by the locals and enjoyed the beautiful countryside. Of course, I soon realized that I was one of the only white people to visit the town that year and everyone called me “Joe.” I might as well have strutted around town dressed as Uncle Sam. Thankfully, the American brand is much stronger in the Pacific islands. I wonder how many Asians can recall the details behind Harry Truman’s unnecessarily dropping the bomb or American colonization and abuses in the Philippines or massacres such as My Lai.

The reputation that America has throughout the world holds massive ramifications for future generations. As the world gets progressively “smaller” with the increase in technology, Americans are in danger of being sheltered and closed off from the rest of the world. How well received are Americans going to be in Russia or Ukraine? With constant instability in the Mideast, when will Bin Laden be revered throughout the world for exposing the United States for what we really are: wolves dressed in sheep’s clothing?

I love the United States. If I didn’t, I would not have worked so hard to become an American citizen. But people who say, “My country, right or wrong,” will find that inevitably their country/empire is on the wrong side of history. Romans were convinced of their inalienable right to be right. So were the Spaniards, Dutch, British, Nazis and Soviets. They all ended up in history’s dustbin. America, through its hubris, is doing the same thing.

The son I write of is the eldest and our only Canadian-born child. Having spent the first 18 years of life growing up in Spokane, Wash., he feels a deep connection to both his Canadian birthright and his American heritage. While traveling last month, he recognized some fellow Canadian travelers by the flags printed on their backpacks. In true Canadian form he went and introduced himself and asked where they were from, only to hear back “Houston, Texas.” My son was somewhat perplexed, so the travelers explained that it is much easier, even safer, to travel as Canadians. And they told him they have since recommended it to all of their friends and enjoy peace of mind hiding their true nationality. Maybe the United States should put this out as a travel advisory.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Neocon Lies Could Trigger Nuclear War

Washington never runs out of Adolf Hitlers. Two decades ago, it was Saddam Hussein. Then, it was it was Osama bin Laden. In quick succession, it was Syria’s Bashar Assad and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Last week, the newest Hitler was dubbed. He is Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was given that moniker by former Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

Clinton pronounced that if Putin’s order to send troops to Russia’s strategically essential and mostly Russian populated Crimea “sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the ’30s. All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”

What should have everybody nervous is that Clinton is lying. The real Nazis are the ultra-right-wingers who now control the Ukrainian government, even as events have spun out of control. They come from generations of anti-Semites. It is they who believe Europe’s troubles stem from Jews in Moscow. This is the reality that Clinton easily brushes aside out of her loyalty to her New World Order masters — masters she may fully serve in 2016.

Worse yet, the mainstream media and those who hang on every lie uttered by Clinton and other neocons are indignant over the fate of freedom-loving Ukrainians. Even though Putin is no longer a communist, those who shape American opinions are eager to paint him as a nefarious ex-Red, a former KGB assassin who schemes as Hitler did.

And so begins the latest crusade for the neocons, but this time the crusade is against a resolute Russian leader who commands a modern nuclear arsenal capable of destroying the world several times over. Picking on Putin is not the same game as beating up Saddam or hunting down bin Laden. It has dangerous consequences that have not been thought through since old guard communists like Andrei Gromyko were ousted from the Kremlin in the 1980s.

Three decades later, modern Russian leaders are playing an updated version of “Dr. Strangelove.” They understand all too well that America has a weak hand, given that its military is stretched thin.

At the same time, even a cursory understanding of the past four centuries reveals that Crimea is a territory attached to Russia as much as Scotland is a part of Great Britain. That Crimea is rich in natural resources contributed to Germany’s launching World War II. Of strategic importance to Russian leaders is that Crimea holds Sevastopol, the home base of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. It is Russia’s only warm-water port, the only port Russia has that provides access to the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic year-round. To the Kremlin it is non-negotiable.

Yet Clinton and her fellow neocons in both parties act as if Crimea were essential to America’s strategic interest. In accordance with this fallacy, they are fermenting fear and inciting hatred against Russia for protecting what is in its national interest in a region populated mostly by Russians.

There is even speculation that the government of the United States has authorized the CIA to sponsor riots in Kiev with snipers that have totaled more than 100 kills during the recent uprising that coincided with the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

David Shayler, a former British MI-5 officer, believes the Kiev protests were an attempt to bring Ukraine into NATO and to rip Russia apart. In a radio interview with The Voice Of Russia, Shayler said of events last month:

So, clearly these people are paid mercenaries and this revolution was nothing to do with the will of the people. As you say, most of the people in the Ukraine either speak Russian or have relations in Russia and so on. This was something that’s been orchestrated by the west, they’ve been trying to start the Third World War, and we saw that last year in Syria. It failed then, but they are obviously now trying to open another front to try and cause that war.

It might be easy to dismiss Shayler’s comments as ramblings of an old Cold War warrior, but what he says makes sense demographically and historically.

Before any Americans get too cozy with to the idea of freedom-loving Ukraine, it is important to remember that, with the exception of Germans, no other nation was more involved in the Holocaust than Ukraine.

Timothy Stanley, author, noted historian and columnist for the Daily Telegraph, opined on CNN:

[I]n the eyes of many ethnic Russians, it is the Ukrainian nationalists — not Putin — who are the Nazis. The Russians have asserted, quite accurately, that the revolution that overthrew a pro-Russian, democratically elected leader has resulted in the elevation of Russophobe fascists into key government positions. For example, the new secretary of the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council is Andriy Parubiy — co-founder of the Neo-Nazi Social-National Party of Ukraine (SNPU).

Another creator of the SNPU is Oleh Tyahnybok, a high-profile leader of the Kiev protests who has blamed Ukraine’s problems on a Jewish conspiracy run out of Moscow. Ukraine’s new deputy secretary of national security is Dmytro Yarosh, leader of the Right Sector group, which regards Tyahnybok as a soft liberal and which flies the old flag of the Ukrainian Nazi collaborators at its rallies.

The truth is Ukraine “freedom fighters” battling the Russian Empire are national socialists who harbor Hitler’s obsession against Jews and are willing to risk global war to see it happen. The real question is: Why are American neocons like Senator John McCain and Hillary Clinton onboard opposing Russia while supporting the national socialists? And why is the press so eager to spin a fairytale to which millions of Americans eagerly embrace?

My suspicion is that Putin won’t play ball with the New World Order, an organization that answers only to its global ambitions and one that has recruited Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama and potential future President Hillary Clinton.

Putin may be more accountable to his people than our leaders are to us. Millions of ordinary Russians understand that Washington has militarily cornered Russia since 2001 by drawing in NATO anti-ballistic missiles right to the very border of Russia in once-Soviet-dominated nations such as Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia and Albania.

To put ourselves in Russian shoes would be like Canada, Mexico and several Latin American nations taking full membership in the Warsaw Pact and installing offensive and defensive missile systems that could provide Russia with a nuclear first-strike capability against the United States.

This has been a reversal of a promise that President George H.W. Bush made to Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in 1991 and it begs the question: Why? Why for this past decade has the United States played an increasingly restless game of cornering the Russian bear? Why have George W. Bush, Obama and, mostly recently, Clinton tempted global nuclear war? And whose orders are they following? Just as importantly, why have so many Americans become willfully ignorant enough to not question Obama, Clinton and neocon propaganda?

One thing is certain: America is playing a dangerous game. There is a growing patriotism in Russia and a deep distrust of the United States that did not exist under Soviet rule. In vast tracts of Russia there is a renewed reverence for Josef Stalin, a man who killed more Russians than Hitler did. Stalin’s revival comes from ordinary Russian citizens who believe Washington has written away their role in the Great Patriotic War. Remarkably ordinary Russians fear and loath the government of the United States the way Americans feared and loathed the Soviet Politburo, which millions of us saw as men dressed like gangsters bent on world domination. Perhaps in the 21st century, Russians and Americans need to fear the undertakings of major governments in both Washington and Moscow — especially when leaders in Moscow and Washington are willing to spin lies to force their vision of the future on all peoples of the world.

When I hear about freedom-loving Ukrainians, I wonder whatever happened to freedom-loving Americans — Americans who wouldn’t accept a government that lied to them, spied on them and assassinated them.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

America’s Black Leaders Are Race-Baiting, Guilt-Mongering, Lying Liberals

And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel your brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? — Genesis 4:9

“I’m not my brother’s keeper,” my mother used to say. She and my father survived the Great Depression. Through decades of hard work, they made themselves a comfortable life. But a higher authority than my late mother, President Barack Obama, believes we are our brother’s keeper.

Last week, Obama launched his initiative that will create opportunities for young black and Hispanic men. His explanation is that this is a way he is going to help those two minorities in an economy racked by civil discord. And his program is being hailed as the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. The Obama Administration will partner with foundations, nonprofit groups and businesses to equal the playing field for blacks and Hispanics.

The program should be called Big Brother because it focuses on a single leader, who happens to be black, who has decided by himself that young black and Hispanic youths are going to be given special advantages. If you are white, Native American or Asian, tough luck. In true Muslim tradition, Obama is not giving a hand up to young women of any race.

According to the President, groups have already invested $150 million into the program and will invest another $200 million over the next five years. And there is no stopping it; Obama has already signed an order to establish the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which will determine how to help black kids help themselves. It sounds discriminatory and self-aggrandizing for the President, who was shameless while presenting it.

“Fifty years after Dr. [Martin Luther] King [Jr.] talked about his dream for America’s children, the stubborn fact is that the life chances for the average black or brown child in this country lags behind by almost every measure and is worse for boys and young men,” said the President.

This is just the latest publicity stunt by Obama so that he can, with a wave of a wand and a few hundred million dollars, change black fortunes. Until now, he has been remiss in doing so, unless it added to his legacy.

Obama’s Sermon On The Mount

TIME reported:

Last February, Obama met with a group of young men at Hyde Park Academy on Chicago’s South Side, who were a part of the Becoming a Man program within the school. He spoke candidly with the group about his experiences, acknowledging the fact that as a man of color who was raised by a single mother, their lives were inherently similar. The only difference, he said, was the fact that he grew up in an environment that was more forgiving.

When I went to high school, I must have missed Becoming a Man Day. I got those lessons from my father when I was young enough that discipline still mattered, before age 12 and not 17. During his long business trips for his magazine, my mother was his XO, always at the ready with the big, old, sterling-silver brush. I must have gotten 30 spankings growing up, but I earned them all. More importantly, they stopped when I was 11 after I had begun to associate my bratty behavior with a sore butt.

Every good parent knows that how his kids turn out depends on how they are raised as little children — not because of some feel-good Presidential plan set up for young men who are way too old to now learn values such as hard work, respect and personal integrity.

Furthermore, is Obama omnipotent? How does he know which environment is the most forgiving? I think black kids are taking hardly any of the blame these days, and it’s being pushed on to the whites. Lately, everything is Whitey’s fault. If some white man killed some poor, innocent black kid, it will be plastered all over the TV media for months, maybe years. And on it goes the direct and indirect message that the laws are written and the police are there to protect Whitey. Therefore, Whitey is at the root of every social injustice. America’s black leaders bang that war drum louder each day.

America could have better race relations without black leaders like Obama, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Oprah Winfrey forever mucking in the past and making white people feel guilty, while black people feel victimized.

Are We There Yet?

If you have children, you must have heard a thousand times on any trip, “Are we there yet?!” One of my first memories dates back to when I was 3 and I was sitting in the middle seat between my older brother and sister flying two hours from Calgary to Vancouver, Canada, to meet our parents. The last hour I wanted a minute by minute update: “Are we there yet?!”

What I want to know is when we are there yet with the collective white guilt over the treatment of African-Americans for the past 300 years? When can we stop harping about it in everything from the NFL to the Academy Awards, to the policies cooked up by the Oval Office? Can just somebody give us a date that we can put this in our past? After all, the whites who committed those crimes are either dead or soon will be. And if we cannot ever put it into our past, how were we so able to forget the genocide we did to Native Americans?

The truth is I don’t hold out much hope for a deadline, especially when the sins of the father seem to stretch to perpetuity and when the non-solutions provided by some of the influential voices in black America sound a lot more like Joseph Goebbels than Mahatma Gandhi.

Just read what Winfrey had to say regarding the racism “problem” when interviewed by the BBC in November shorty before she received the Medal of Freedom from Obama:

Of course, problem is not solved. You know, as long as people can be judged by the color of their skin, the problem’s not solved. As long as there are people who still — and there’s a whole generation; I say this, you know, I said this, you know, for Apartheid South Africa; I said this for my own, you know, community in the South — there are still generations of people, older people, who were born and bred and marinated in it, in that prejudice and racism, and they just have to die.

Sins Of The Father, You Know?

Oprah, who do you want to see die? Just old people? What about younger people whose parents may have had them “bred and marinated in it (racism).” Do they have to die, too? And who gets to decide who is a racist and who is not? What if we find out, Oprah, that you are a racist? Is it possible you hate the Swiss because they treated you shabbily in that Zurich shop when you just had to have that $38,000 handbag last summer? If so, do we have to wait for you to die before racism is gone?

And then there is the question of blacks who are racists. Is it OK for them to hate whites, given decades of discrimination and centuries of slavery, which, by the way, ended 148 years ago?

It doesn’t seem productive when black leaders like the President and Winfrey make excuses about male black youths and do not hold them to the same accountability as white youths. Yet there are other black leaders just as bad as Obama and Winfrey.

Blacks are still being treated so poorly, said Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to a crowd of 18,000 in Detroit last month, that African-Americans should have their own court system.

“Our people can’t take much more. We have to have our own courts. You failed us,” Farrakhan said.

“How long must we let people stand their ground, shooting us and getting away with it while we don’t get justice?” added Farrakhan. “We want justice. Equal justice under the law. We want the federal government to intercede to see that black people get justice in accordance with the law. Otherwise, I’m going on record with this today… we have to have our own courts.”

What’s next? Separate courts for Hispanics? How about for Asians? I am a Canadian-American. Do I get to go trot off to my own courthouse if I get in trouble?

These are all race-baiting, muck-raking, money-making ways in which blacks have been let down by their self-appointed leaders and have not had to face up to their own responsibilities. The result is that race relations are worse now than when Obama was first elected. He bears responsibility in this, but he has had plenty of help from the likes of Winfrey, Farrakhan and many others — all of them spreading the message of irreversible shame against white America as a weapon to press their liberal agenda.

Meanwhile, white resentment grows along with black anger. That sets the stage for race tensions and even race riots. Maybe that was the intention from the start.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers   

The World’s Leader In Disinformation

“Behind Winston’s back the voice from the telescreen was still babbling away about pig-iron and the overfulfillment of the Ninth Three-Year Plan.” — 1984, George Orwell

Ted Nugent did something unforgivable last week. Far worse than calling President Barack Obama a “mongrel” while campaigning for Republican candidate for Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the aging rock star said that CNN spins out propaganda the way Nazi Germany did.

When endlessly attacked over that statement by CNN, Nugent tweeted:

Nugent’s comments were huge news on CNN, regardless of the fact that the U.S. economy is in shambles, some indicators show that the stock market is headed for a major correction and some of the key ingredients exist that could set off a global war in central Europe, where the previous two originated.

Nugent couldn’t be more wrong regarding CNN. Today, Ted Turner’s once-solid news organization puts Goebbels to shame when it comes to spreading disinformation and spewing outrageous lies.

During World War II, many Germans were very cynical of the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, especially after the Allied bombing campaigns began. Yet most Americans today accept what CNN tells them as gospel.

If CNN’s reporting were unique, it could be recognized for what it is. But most of the TV networks and major print media outlets produce lockstep information that the public not only swallows but can parrot upon demand. For what masters they work I do not know, but to believe there is much serious reporting of actual news or any balance in their reporting of events would stretch the mind toward retardation.

All one has to do is watch BBC news broadcasts to know that there really are important events happening and they are not predicated on a politically biased American liberal agenda.

Aeschylus: ‘In War, Truth Is The First Casualty’

If Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite landed in hell, I wager they would have to watch CNN 24 hours a day. They would have to suffer the truth that the serious issues that affect the world and Americans are rarely reported on and that if they are, they have a slant directed for some larger ambition of mind control and mindless distraction.

Whatever you call what is happening daily around the globe on TV is nothing like what I was taught at journalism school. The five Ws — who, what, when, where and why — were replaced by Goebbels’ propaganda brainchild. He said: “Our starting point is not the individual … we do not subscribe to the view that one should feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty or clothe the naked…”

Neither should North Americans feel disillusioned or disenchanted, even though millions of them are. Instead, if we use the past week as an example, Canadians have been thrilled to excessive celebration that their spoiled, drug-aided, multi-millionaire players on the men’s hockey team beat America’s spoiled, drug-aided, multi-millionaire studded team at the Sochi Olympics. Of course, Americans feel shame over the loss but have rebounded because of other gold medals.

Naysayers will point to the coverage of the violence in Ukraine as proof that CNN and other TV networks are, in fact, reporting the news. But their coverage has been twisted so far that it looks as if the Barack Obama Administration wrote it. According to anchors like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper, freedom-loving (code words for American-allied) protest groups are demanding “reforms” in the country, which has an evil and corrupt government that is a Moscow puppet. Part of CNN’s job is to constantly remind us that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “ex-KGB.” It always sounds sinister. But ask yourself: How many times have news outlets like CNN ever mentioned that George H.W. Bush was the former director of the CIA? Next to never is the answer. And if it were ever accidently reported, it could be explained away that, like the American government itself, the CIA was and is an agent for righteousness against evil. Such acceptance of this is something that only a willfully ignorant person would embrace.

Even as far back as 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt foresaw that America needed spheres of influence, regions that must be sheltered and others that should be planted and grown.

According to Antony Beevor in his bestseller, The Second World War, it was FDR’s conclusion (made to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the drawing up of the Atlantic Charter four months before America’s entrance into World War II) that in a postwar period, nations should have the right to their own self-determination — except in cases where that would conflict with the strategic ambitions of Great Britain and the United States. Upon conclusion of the war, FDR’s successor, Harry Truman, was more specific. In March 1947, Truman warned a joint session of Congress that catastrophe would happen if the United States did not battle communism around the globe. His focus at that time was Greece, where, in fact, many Greeks wanted communism. Truman said without U.S. aid (armed intervention), “disorder might spread throughout the Middle East” and into Western Europe.

Sounding no different than a speech by George W. Bush or Barack Obama, Truman told Congress: “I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures.”

According to Roosevelt, Truman and every President since, peoples of the world should be free to choose their own destiny as long as it coincides with Washington’s view of that destiny.

What is happening in Ukraine today is no different than what happened in Greece six decades ago with one critical exception: Greece was clearly within America’s right to influence because of its geographic location to Western Europe. Ukraine borders Russia and for centuries has been under Russian auspices. It would be as if Mexico were setting up a new government friendly to Moscow and believing that Washington would accept such a destiny for Mexico.

Of course, there is no balance in this reporting or the fact that at least half of all Ukrainians want closer relations with Russia and not the European Union (i.e., American) influence. That doesn’t get a mention from Blitzer, Cooper and the morning anchors who last week mostly focused on the racial injustice of the Michael Dunn verdict, a white man convicted of three of four counts for killing a young black man and who will most certainly die in prison. And, of course, they discussed America’s important victories in the Olympics by athletes whom we probably have never heard of before in a sport some of us have never seen. And they talked about the movie “12 Years a Slave,” which is predicted by CNN entertainment pundits to sweep this year’s Academy Awards. The reason, we are told, is because America is finally waking up to centuries of injustice against African-Americans. My truth is that I wake up to it every morning when I turn on CNN to get a cursory check of stock index prices and an important story that even CNN would have to report on.

Breaking Stories Soon To Be On CNN

I can already predict the stories that will follow in the weeks, months and years ahead. Support for whatever domestic or foreign policies Obama declares; derision against the Republican Party, especially those that are legitimate threats to the progressive liberal agenda, such as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie; a steady stream of past and current injustices — real or imagined — that black people face; plus hours of mindless blather on subjects like sports, weather and entertainment that help distract us from the ugly truth that our liberties are being ripped out from beneath us.

Whatever the truth is you won’t be hearing about it on CNN or the rest of the TV media. That is because the real enemy is not in Kiev, Ukraine; Damascus, Syria; or Moscow. The real enemy gives us disinformation via the telescreen. George Orwell knew it 65 years ago. Too bad we don’t read more and watch less TV.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

P.S. Two books I recommend are The Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick and Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA by Tim Weiner.

The Clintons Must Be Stopped

“My biggest, you know, regret is what happened in Benghazi. It was a terrible tragedy…”
— Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Jan. 27

“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” — “Hamlet”

Just a year before she made an apology of sorts, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was protesting with every fiber of her being about assuming any blame regarding the massacre in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton was somewhere between screaming and pleading with Congress a year ago. “It wasn’t my fault” was central to her message, and there was ire in her words — especially those directed at Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.).

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton scolded. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”

It happens to make a very big difference why those Americans died, because their blood may be on your hands, Mrs. Clinton. And if you can’t admit that or accept any blame, it suggests you are incapable of a leadership position, that you are incapable of being the President of The United States of America.

One more question, Madam Secretary, how can you regret something that wasn’t your fault?

Slick Hillie?

The answer that is probably true is that Hillary knew damn well that those murders were her fault. Or, well, at least she is sorry now.

Thus begins the litmus test of whether Hillary Clinton has the Teflon skin that so deflected blame from her husband, President Bill Clinton, who was blameless when he seduced a 21-year-old intern, blameless when he lied about it under oath and blameless throughout a multitude of lies he told about his potentially criminal financial dealings.

To both Clintons, the ends justify the means, which is the greater good — their greater good. That means more lying through their teeth and both buying off or intimidating political or personal enemies.

In fact, the Clintons’ zeal to retake the Presidency has become a hot topic in Washington circles. In his 2012 book about the Obamas, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House, Edward Klein describes it in breathtaking manner from a firsthand source:

CHAPPAQUA, NEW YORK, AUGUST 2011

Bill and Hillary were going at it again, fighting tooth and nail over their favorite subject: themselves.

It was a warm summer Sunday–a full year away from the 2012 Democratic National Convention–and Bill Clinton was urging Hillary to think the unthinkable. He wanted her to challenge Barack Obama for their party’s presidential nomination. No American politician had attempted to usurp a sitting president of his own party since Ted Kennedy failed to unseat Jimmy Carter more than thirty years before.

“Why risk everything now?” Hillary demanded to know.

“Because,” Bill replied, “the country needs you!”

“The country needs us!” he shouted, banging a fist on his desk to drive home his point.

“The timing’s not right,” Hillary shot back.

“I want my term [at the State Department] to be an important one… Anyway, I’m young enough to wait my turn and run [for the White House] in the next cycle.”

“I know you’re young enough!” Bill said, raising his voice yet another notch. “That’s not what I’m worried about. I’m worried that I’m not young enough.”

So it is for Bill Clinton, a former President with a repaired heart who wants one more run at the Presidency — or at least the co-Presidency. And with the power and money the Clintons have, there may not be much to stop their ambitions. They have already made it their top task to raise a record war chest.

Yet Hillary Clinton remains as coy about her political ambitions as Bill Clinton was with his female friendships. Together they have locked in the money and built a political apparatus that makes them Presidential favorites in 2016. Given that the GOP is so broken at this point, it seems that another Clinton Presidency is a fait accompli.

But here are a few things to consider regarding another Clinton Presidency:

  1. The economic boom was thanks more to Bill Gates than Bill Clinton: Mrs. Clinton will largely be running off the past success of her husband’s economic record. It is a nice fairy tale. But Bill Clinton did not engineer the economic recovery of the 1990s that brought about a rise of good jobs and a soaring stock market. The primary engine that drove the economy and helped balanced Washington’s debt was the tech boom — not any political leadership by William Jefferson Clinton.
  2. The Clintons could have schooled Richard Nixon on how to build an enemies list: President Richard Nixon was notorious for making and remembering enemies, but the Clintons have turned it into a science. Last month, The Telegraph reported that the Clintons have a detailed “hit list” of all political friends and foes from the past 20 years or so. The so called “cheat-sheet” ranked offenders on a scale from 1 to 7 and gave the Clinton’s an instant hate-a-base. Imagine what such pettiness along with the power of the National Security Agency might wreak on the country if Hillary Clinton is elected President along with henchman husband Bill.
  3. The continued destruction of our liberties: The possibilities seem endless: Obamacare morphed into Hillarycare, greater taxation, bigger Federal government and greater co-operation between Hillary Clinton and those people she got to know best during her time as Secretary of State — the central figures constructing a New World Order.

As bad as eight years under President Barack Obama will turn out, another four — or perhaps eight — under the Clintons will be even worse.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers

Obama’s Energy Policies: Devotion To Abdullah And Derision Of Alberta

President Barack Obama’s final decision on the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline does not depend on what American greens preach but on what the King of Saudi Arabia orders. It seems the final decree from the oil kingpin has not yet been handed down, although it may be received by Obama when he travels to Saudi Arabia next month.

This will be Obama’s second state visit to see King Abdullah. The king may refuse to allow Obama to sign off on the landmark Keystone XL pipeline deal with Canada, America’s closest ally and largest trading partner.

On paper and before the consideration of politics, the passage of the Keystone XL pipeline is a no-brainer — even for Obama, the man who can make it happen with the stroke of a pen. The President’s own State Department has told him five times that he should sign it into law because the pipeline will not have an egregious impact on the environment and it will give America greater energy security while creating thousands of jobs.

In January, the State Department issued its fifth conclusion on the Keystone project. Again, it determined that the Keystone project would not have a significant impact on global warming (an event taken for granted but not proven).

It’s taken five years so far to decide on what is now a lame-duck bill (pun intended). The greens in Congress may be convinced that Keystone should not be approved because it will damage the environment. The evidence that will build their case: a few hundred dead ducks have flown into tar sands oil pools and died. (Nobody seems to consider that 14 million ducks are legally hunted each year.)

Besides the Daffy Duck argument over oil sands is the fact that the Keystone XL pipeline can deliver three-quarters of a million barrels of crude per day, free from any Arab intervention. That’s not a bad thing when you consider that the mostly Arab OPEC launched two oil embargoes against the United States in the 1970s and it finances extremists who want to kill Americans. (For the liberals who are reading this, Canadians allow girls to get an education and women to ride bicycles. And the last time I checked, Canadians do not behead political opponents in the town square.)

The project will create an estimated 20,000 U.S. jobs — something our “jobs” President declared he was serious about during his State of the Union address.

Obama, either the Saudi prodigal son or a loyal environmentalist, has said the Keystone job numbers are ultra-inflated. The President told The New York Times last summer that the project might create “maybe 2,000 jobs” during construction and “50 to 100 permanent jobs” after that.

TransCanada, the company backing the project, believes the President has grossly underestimated the employment impact. This begs the question: Could Obama be lying for his own political gain? (I would love to comment further, but I would simply be piling on.)

Obama’s 5-Year No-Oil Plan

So here we stand five years into Obama’s Presidency. He still can’t decide what to do with Keystone. He pretends the greens have good reasons to stop this $7.6 billion project that would provide oil security and jobs for the United States, as well as create wealth for America’s largest trading partner.

Yet the real reason that Obama won’t decide on Keystone is the Saudi king has not yet given him permission. Obama is still hedging what is good for the national interest — not the national interest of the United States, but of Saudi Arabia.

In the recently published book Duty: Memories of a Secretary at War, former Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, wrote: “During my time in the Bush Administration, I worried about the influence of the Israelis and the Saudis in the White House.”

Gates writes of his last visit to Saudi Arabia in 2010:

Pleasantries done, the king excused virtually everyone else and the two of us, and the Saudi ambassador to the United States, Adel Al-Jubeir who interpreted…  (then said) there had been loose talk by some senior Saudis about fundamentally altering the relationship with the United States and developing closer relations with other big powers such as China and Russia. Reading from notes, Abdullah had a stark message for me and for the president:

  • Our two countries have had a strategic relationship for seventy years.  I value it and support all facets.
  • The relationship is essential to the security of the world.
  • America’s reputation is at stake…

Obama’s reputation is at stake, yet he bows to a ruthless Saudi monarch and chastises Canadian Parliament. Canadians are Judeo-Christian people who share an ancestry and the same democratic values as Americans. The truth is Obama doesn’t remain very loyal to old friends. He follows more closely his core beliefs from his Muslim upbringing. And that does not serve the Nation he has sworn to protect.

Protecting the Nation means protecting America’s energy supplies.

If this is where you expect a sermon on why you should buy Canadian oil sands, you are going to be disappointed. I believe oil investors should beware; oil prices are in decline along with most commodity prices. My projection for crude oil is $50 per barrel within two years.

So Obama’s decision to once again bow to the Saudi king won’t leave us a cold, huddled mass. But it will show the true measure of the man.

Yours in good times and bad,

–John Myers