Election Eve: VOTE

I have since changed my mind about not voting.  The first reason is Romney sat down and talked with Billy Graham.  Billy Graham is someone who I highly respect.  The second reason is that Romney tend to support Israel.  In NIV Bible Genesis 12: 2 -3 2 I will make you into  a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.  3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.  The Bible is making a reference about Israel.  The decision is yours get out and help make a change VOTE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Shakespeare for today

Posted On July 20, 2012

Filed under liberty, movies, music, news media, Politics

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I’ve been watching Coriolanus. I haven’t seen the ending, but the movie is amazing, and very relevant to our day.

Corialanus-official UK trailer

I think of the many soldiers who fought and died for this country, only to find themselves or their children enslaved by the big government, and the big corporations. What if they were to turn on us, as Rome found Coriolanus at her throat, when she had spurned him?

If you have read this blog, then you may recall that I was musing on the lovely speech of one of my companies big bosses…..someone that I referred to as “D.” You may recall my dark fantasy of Batman swooping in and pummeling the guy to a pulp.

Something struck me, today. I recall him saying a line, “Don’t ever let anyone tell you that I don’t care.” But nearly all of us that work for him knows that he doesn’t care. I can point to too many of his actions….they are the actions of a man who doesn’t care for his workers. Who has no concern for his soldiers. As Emerson said, “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”

And as I thought of this master of mine, telling me how benevolent he is, how kind he is, how…..merciful he is…..I realized that I had heard this before…..

Am I not merciful

Yes….in the end, the petty dictators of today….they are so very much like the powerful tyrants of yesterday. I wonder which one is really worse……?

Something to believe in-Brett Michaels

 

 

Jesus is my guide

The truth will come out when you go against God‘s word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Edwards is good example for this.  John Edward is American politician  and he served as U.S. Senator from North Carolina.

John Edwards ran in the race for   Democratic president in 2002 and 2006.  In 2007, John Edwards was caught cheating on his wife, Elizabeth Edwards, who had cancer.  In 2010, Elizabeth Edwards separated from John Edwards.  Sadly, Elizabeth Edwards died on Dec. 6, 2010.  John Edwards suffered the seeds that he sowed and lost his wife due to a separation.  John Edwards was also accused of using a million dollars of donated money from his campaign to hide a sex scandal.  Yesterday, John Edwards was found not guilty.  There was not enough evidence to convict him.  He did apologize and admitted that he was morally wrong.  He said  that he was responsible for his sins.  I hope he is sincere and gets his life on track for Jesus.  Only God knows if he is sincere.  If you seek worldly pleasures you will fail.  When you seek God’s way for your life you will succeed.

Proverbs 2:1-2 (NIV)  is passage about moral benefits of wisdom

1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom  and applying your heart to understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 4 and if you will look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, 5 then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.  6 For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.  7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is shield to those walk blameless, 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.  9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair – every good path.  10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.  11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.  12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,  13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.  16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.  18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.  19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.  21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.

If I lost it all I will always have Jesus and I will be faithful to him everyday.  I rather have Jesus is song by the Crabb Family.  I rather have Jesus than anything in this word!

 

I don’t want to rule or conquor anyone….greed has poisoned men’s souls

The negative husband is back, if only for a short time. This video is for Zombiemetalhead, Bitter Clinger, Jeff, and the others that know what it is to be pounded down by the Greed Machine, and still try to uphold some vague Christian dignity. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

The Great Dictator Speech-Charlie Chaplin

“I’ll always bring you roses….”

Memorial Day didn’t start out as a day to get drunk and eat too many hotdogs. It began as a day for a grieving nation to honor the dead that fought for freedom at Gettysburg. We don’t know it, but these dead still haunt us…..

My wife is the positive one (in case you couldn’t tell. God has a great sense of humor, because He caused this positive, up beat woman to marry a very morose old man. She wrote about music. I will write about grief.

When I was a kid, I grew up on a farm. The farm was roughly equidistant between two towns. Other than the fact that the towns are in Oklahoma, I’ll keep the locations anonymous, for now, so that I can keep my secret identity.

My family barely celebrated Memorial Day. In fact, being farmers, we really weren’t much for celebrating any holiday at all. But, when I got older, Dad would take me to the cemetary, put up the wreathes (I have no idea how old the wreathes were….they were fake, and we’d used them about every year for about fifteen years that I remember). It didn’t mean much to me, till I was thirteen.

Several things were going on, then. Dad had lost his job, and his drinking was getting worse. And I was in love for the first time, and hopelessly so. So I guess I was finally ready for the message of Memorial Day.

Flander’s Field. This field saw bloody fighting, and became a grave sight for thousands upon thousands of soldiers. A Lt. Col. wrote a poem about this place. John MCrae. He died after four years of service.

On that Memorial Day, Dad took me to a stone, that had the names of all the fallen veteran’s from the town. The numbers of fallen from each World War both were greater than the population of the town. The town has yet to recover from either war. This is why we ‘celebrate’ Memorial Day.

In Flander’s Field

Accumulation of Power

Solar eclipse, 2012. No….it hasn’t happened yet….I got this picture from wikipedia. Some folks see it as a sign of the end times. I see it as a metaphor of our times.

I remember two solar eclipses in my lifetime. One happened when I was a kid, and the other, later on, while I was an adult busting my tail trying to make a living. The first one, I “saw” via some paper contraption that my teachers set up so that we could view the shadow of the image without burning out our tender young eyes (some of you may think I made that story up…but yes, I remember a time when more than two teachers per state actually cared about kids). The second one, I slept through, because I was working nights at the time, and had to sleep during the days (like a vampire) or not at all.

And I shall miss this one, as well. From what I can gather, Oklahoma won’t be very much in the shadow of the eclipse at all.

I’ve been writing a lot (perhaps too much) about the potential, emminant fall of the Republic. I’m writing all of this in the hopes that maybe, like in the 70’s, this is merely an eclipse of liberty. I’m hoping that the sun of Liberty will pull free soon from behind the moon of despotism, and we shall revive the spirit of our Father’s once again.

But I fear, all too often, that this is actual Twilight, and the day may be over for us.

Picture credit, uswgo.com

We’ve established (at least, we’ve tried to establish) in previous posts that the accumulation of power usurped from all three branches of power amounts to tyranny, even if that power is democratically elected.

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.-Federalist 47. Madison.

https://noxforchristmas.wordpress.com/2012/05/11/tyranny-the-best-mothers-day-gift-idea/

Let’s keep exploring what The Federalist Papers say about our times.

1. The Founding Father‘s knew that governments tend to sacrifice long term securities and freedoms for short term agrendizement. They constructed the

The Founding Father’s pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to give their children secure lives of liberty. We’ve turned our backs on all of that.
Picture credit: sodahead.com

Constitution in a deliberate fashion to alleviate that short sightedness.

Is it to be imagined that a legislative assembly, consisting of a hundred or two hundred members, eagerly bent on some favorite object, and breaking through the restraints of the Constitution in pursuit of it, would be arrested in their careers by considerations drawn from a censorial revision of their conduct at the future distance of ten, fifteen, or twenty years?-Federalist 50. Madison.

The idea Madison is explaining, here, is why they made the Constitution amendable, but also made it difficult to do so. If it were easily amended, than a tyranny would be easily established. If it were difficult to amend, then a tyranny would be harder to establish. But flaws in the Constitution could still be corrected. But, as we established earlier (https://noxforchristmas.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/tyranny-who-cares-if-im-loved-or-feared-as-long-as-im-obeyed/) the Constitution is a worthless piece of paper if the people don’t honor and revere it. Since we’ve thrown it aside, the Powers that Be are free to do as they with.

And they wish to rule….

Executive orders from…..

Presidents & Congress ignoring the Constitution

Don’t click on it….I nabbed the picture from Amazon.com. There was a time when we thought Congressional Statesmen would face the Devil to preserve our freedoms. Now we assume they make deals with him to enslave us to their will…

2. The political parties that were supposed to compete with each other have become carbon copies of each other. Some of the Founding Father’s actually saw the danger of parties cooperating instead of competing.

Is it to be presumed that any other State, at the same or any other given period, will be exempt from them [political parties]? Such an event ought to be neither presumed nor desired; because an extinction of parties necessarily implies either a universal alarm for the public safety, or an absolute extinction of liberty.-Federalist 50. Madison.

One of the reasons I write so harshly about the Republican party is because I am a Republican. I want them to stand for the conservative values I’ve come to embrace. I don’t want them to just talk about those values, and then vote the same, or worse, than Democrats. That’s as bad as a pastor preaching the Bible to me on Sunday and heading to the strip clubs to cheat on his wife all the rest of the week!

We don’t want perfect party unity. We want opposition. So that the Powers That Be are fighting each other, and not putting us behind the 8 ball. But that has been the history of the last twenty (or hundred) years.

John Stossel: The myth that Republicans want to shrink govt.

As Stossel states in the above video….a thief is better than a Congressman, because a thief doesn’t demand to be thanked when he picks your pocket. One of the reasons why I hate my job is because bosses insist that I work in misery and pain, and yet smile while I’m doing it. I don’t doubt this is universal. We don’t care how much our servants hurt. We just want them to smile.

The Joker smiles a lot. I think I understand how he got his scars.

Since the Constitution is outdated, let’s abandon it and let Skynet rule America!

Donna Summer died today, aged 63, of Lung Cancer. The Queen of Disco, Diva of the Seventies….all we really are is dust in the wind…..(photo credit: Us Magazine).

So you are probably asking yourself, “What is Duncan doing now? He writes about Ron Paul, he writes about Jesus, he writes about the Joker…..has he finally lost it? Now he writes about disco!?”

While I do love the night life, and I long to boogy (on the disco….oh heck, who am I kidding…..I have no clue what the lyrics are), I’m trying to make a couple of quick points before I get all serious on my overly patient readers.

Only two things are guaranteed….death and taxes….and Obama delivers both….(Picture credit Patsdailyrant.blogspot.com)

Point number one was eloquently portrayed by Mel Gibson‘s Braveheart.

The Princess is begging Longshanks for mercy for William Wallace. But even in his death, the hard-hearted king will not relent. And she whispers, so sadly, so softly….”Death comes to us all.”

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not wanting to make this a tacky piece criticizing Donna Summer when the poor lady has just died. All I’m trying to say is….you can have all the wealth, power, and fame you want. You’re still going to die.

Which is why you have to make every day count. You never know which one will be your last. Another great line from Braveheart: “Every man dies, not every man truly lives.”

Braveheart

My second point is a little more touchy. Again I don’t mean to be critical of Donna Summers! She’s meeting her Maker, now, and if any criticism needs to be done, then He is sufficient to do it. But disco was one of the shining elements of the 70’s “Me generation.” And that generation is already beginning to grow old and die. I wonder how many folks from that time are regretting some of the choices they made. I wonder how many of them, on their death beds, or in the here-after, realize, too late, that it really isn’t just about “me…..”

Life really doesn’t mean one thin dime if its only lived for oneself.

Braveheart-Who Wants to Live Forever

For the nerds out there, this is Morgoth fighting Fingolfin. For the rest of you, this is the Little Guy trying to fight Big Government and Big Corporatism. (Picture credit: Councelofelrond.com

I’m about 405 words in, now, and I guess I’d better get to my point (or, at least, vaguely justify my grandiose title). So, as I have done in the past, I will try to shed some light on our modern-day with the wisdom of The Federalist Papers.

The Conclusion which I am warrented in drawing from the observations is that a mere demarcation on parchment of the constitutional limits of the several departments is not a sufficient guard against those encroachments which lead to a tyrannical concentration of all the powers of government in the same hands.-Federalist 48. Madison.

You see, even the Founding Father’s knew that, without a freedom loving populace, without a moral people, without an informed voting citizenry, the Constitution would be nothing but an empty piece of paper. And that is why the movement of Ron Paul “crazies,” while they are right to want a return to the Constitution, can only succeed if that Constitution becomes (like God speaks of His own Laws) written in the very hearts of the people.

Cincinattus was the Washington of Rome. He was offered the throne of Rome, and turned it down, believing that the people should be free…..

So where does that leave us….with crooked politicians that believe that you have to “Go along to get along?”

Santorum on Supporting No Child Left Behind: “Sometimes you take one for the team”

And that is how politics has been for at least the last seventy years. You have to compromise your principles. You have to sell your soul. If you want reelected, you have to betray….

Slaves are made in such ways

Braveheart-betrayal

Yes, I know. Many of you big government types, many of you corporate CEOs…you are saying, with Robert the Bruce‘s father….”All men betray….all men lose heart.”

And I say, with that bold king whose blood runs in the veins of my best of friends….”I don’t want to lose heart!

For only if I don’t lose heart, only then can I finally go Home. And only then can I finally be free….

Gladiator: Now we are free

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu90eMHTkMg&feature=related

Oh yeah…I made a reference to the Terminator….well….I’ll be back…..

If coal can turn to diamonds and sand can turn to pearl then love can change the world.  The Gaither’s are so much better than disco.

There ain’t room in this town for the both of us….

Tyranny: the best Mother’s Day gift idea!

Looking for a fabulous Mother’s Day gift idea, and can’t afford $100million+ for major works of art….or hundreds of billions for government projects? We understand your pain! Try tyranny! She’ll be so proud of her children….

The Scream,” by Edvard Munch, sold for $120 million some days ago. I’m a little bit of an art lover, but I always loved this one. It pretty much shows how I feel every morning right before I go to work….and through the 10-15 hour day as I continue to work….

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-02/us/us_new-york-the-scream_1_public-auction-sotheby-new-york-auction-house?_s=PM:US

I’ve begun to believe that our days as a Republic are either very severely numbered, or that the day has already come and gone. I believe that we have been some form of bureaucratic tyranny since around 1989 or so.

I’m still reading The Federalist Papers. In one of my resent posts, I basically established that the current social-political-economic debacle would have stumped our Founding Father‘s. Not because they weren’t intelligent enough to understand what’s going on. Not because the subject matter would be too complex for them.

They would be at a loss to understand how the independent, freedom loving people of their day could become so degraded as to wallow in the muck of modernity.

The Constitution has, in fact, ceased to be relevant. But only because it was written for a freedom loving people….not slavish naves begging for more.

https://noxforchristmas.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/tyranny-who-cares-if-im-loved-or-feared-as-long-as-im-obeyed/

Since Reagan, we keep praying for better nominee’s. Either God isn’t answering, or He has a strange sense of humor!

So I’ll make a couple of points, and see where that goes.

1. In the fallen world in which we live, a freedom loving people is an armed people.

Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which [standing armies] are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.-Federalist 46. Madison

Better writers than I have written about this ad noseum, so I’ll try not to belabor the issue. But the long and the short of it is…..if a King wanted to secure his authority, he made sure that peasants did not have armor, swords, spears, anything to hurt people with.

We’ve established that the purpose of power is power. And the way you demonstrate power over someone is by making them suffer. And you can’t make someone suffer if he is the one holding the gun to your head. Yes, you may trade bullets. But then the suffering is relatively equal. And that is not what a bully wants. He wants you to suffer, while he enjoys his petty, insipid pleasure. But the only way a bully can stay a bully is to be the only kid on the block with a base ball bat.

‘Nuff said!

2. Once you disarm the public, the next move  is the incremental accrual of power.

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.-Federalist 47. Madison.

So, by Madison’s own definition, our current system of government can be proven a tyranny if we can establish that the accumulation of all the powers has been usurped by any one branch of government or group of people, even if that group of people has been elected by popular vote!

Our task then, if we are fair minded folk, is to establish if any one branch of government or group of people has usurped the powers of all three branches of government.

3.The Executive Branch now performs many of the functions of the Legislature.

Presidents since Reagan have appointed numerous czars, and ruled by executive order. And now, Congress is letting him get by with it. In both parties. I wonder why….

Happy Mother’s Day, ya’ll. Hope you enjoy the tyranny!

 

 

Stealing from the boss

In my clever attempts to exit the retail industry, I’ve sent an e-mail to the founder of the company Automattic, which is the corporation that runs WordPress. The guy, Matt Mullenweg hasn’t written me back (I can’t imagine that a billionaire with thousands of followers on Facebook and Twitter wouldn’t get right back with qualified ol’ me…..) but I’ve been looking at his blog (in my minutes of spare time), and sending him comments. Hopefully, he will find them witty, intelligent, warm, and insightful. But I am afraid he may simply find them annoying.

The reason any of this would matter to those who follow this bog is…his last post is right up my ally….conspiracy theory and all. I don’t know if I’ll ever get to work for or with this guy….but his thinking is right after my own heart. Here is his post:

http://ma.tt/

And this is the sight that he is linking to:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Richard-Clarke-on-Who-Was-Behind-the-Stuxnet-Attack.html?c=y&page=1

Happy reading!

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