Saturday, June 24, 2023

Hunter Biden story

Vaccine Expert Stalked after Joe Rogan Feud

The World Marx Lived In

Why did people move from farms to crowded cities to work under terrible conditions? Because it was better than what they had before. Maybe overpopulation meant that there was a shortage of jobs. Still, the industrial revolution created a middle class that didn't previously exist, and people were afforded luxuries that they couldn't afford before.

So the problem was overpopulation and not the industrial revolution. It would be interesting to compare America during the Industrial Revolution. Socialism creates more poverty than the free market. Only a free market produces wealth in any meaningful way.  

Marx was a lazy racist who did not want to work and had an affair with a maid who he refused to pay. He treated her as a slave.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Communism Abdicates Responsibility

Great Supreme court quote from 1943 in response to florida judges action

Gender ideology is rooted in a worldview called expressive individualism, which Carl Trueman brilliantly expounds in his recent work, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. (As an aside, this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to meaningfully engage our culture today.) According to Trueman, expressive individualism holds that human identity, which is primarily sexual, is rooted in a person's own psychological and subjective view of oneself. Once this identity is discovered, the person must live out this identity to the world, i.e., express that identity outwardly through dress, speech, pronoun usage, associations, etc. To do otherwise is to live a lie; to live under the yoke of oppression. Therefore, anything external to the individual that threatens or fails to affirm that identity — whether objective truth claims, biology, societal norms, laws, even the Creator Himself — is deemed oppressive and must be opposed and canceled. This is the worldview of expressive individualism, and it answers the deepest questions of life, including about human nature, the problem with the world, the solution to that problem, how we know something as truth, and where ultimate authority lies.

Whether expressive individualism and its outworking of gender ideology is "real" is beside the point. That is a political question left to the people and elected representatives of Florida. Judge Hinkle, as a judge bound by the law as written, has no authority to impose this worldview through judicial fiat. As the U.S. Supreme Court stated in 1943 (in a different context that is no less applicable here): "If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein." 

No, Judge Hinkle, Gender Identity Is Not Real, Nor Legally Relevant - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics

If we take this logic to the extreme, we should be required to affirm child molesters or else those people are being oppressed, as if people's sexual desire takes precedence over societal norms.  Maybe this is a bad example because it is about behavior instead of belief.  However, we are gradually headed in this direction.  There doesn't seem to be a limit to how far identity politics will go. 

So instead, if a person believes that they are a dog, should we be required to affirm this identity to support that person's freedom?   However, we have freedom too, so we should not be coerced to accept insanity as normal. 

There is a much deeper agenda here that is the true motive of the far left, which can be found in the book "1984".  If you can be forced to believe that there is no objective truth, i.e. everything is subjective, then the only real truth is the official narrative propagated by the state.  If the state can force you to accept a lie, and then force you to give lip service to that lie, then you are completely under their control  

You can see this reasoning in Climate Alarmism.  If you don't accept the so called consensus, which is in reality anything but, then you are a heretic and must be excoriated.  (Reportedly, scientific funding has been taken over by the left and there are multiple climate scientists who said privately that they want to speak out but don't do so because they are afraid that they will lose their funding.  This is the nature of oppression.)

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Why Companies NEED People Back In The Office

I don't believe that work from home is better. The only motivation for the employee is a less coercive environment. People claim that they want to work at their own pace, but they really just want to work less. For example, people claim that working at home lets them spend more time with their family, i.e. less lime working.

Home is full of distractions to an overwhelming level. I need a focused environment to stay focused. And it helps to be around coworkers and management all focused on the same goal.

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Fwd: Watch "Mass Illness Hits Cruise Ship — CDC Sounds Alarm" on YouTube

The older I get, the less I like to travel.  I tend to get sick easily.  

Best wishes,

John Coffey

Begin forwarded message:

From: Albert

Just another norovirus outbreak on a cruise ship. CDC has reported 12 gastrointestinal outbreaks on cruise ships this year.

Never Drink From a Cup Offered by a Cop

You can't really prevent the police from getting your DNA.

Friday, June 2, 2023

Why the Left's Vision of Equity Is Flawed | Douglas Murray

'Truth is a Right Wing Concept' | Melanie Phillips

How Reagan Ruined Everything

Nobody but the left used the term "trickle-down economics".    Reagan got reelected because there was a huge difference between how people faired under Jimmy Carter and Reagan.  I lived through the horrors of Jimmy Carter and it was a complete failure of leftist policies.

The left does not want to live in a free society.  The current movement toward extreme leftist policies will be disastrous economically.  We are practically bankrupt now.

Regardless of people's concern about income inequality, a seventy percent tax rate is not only oppressive but bad economically.

The amount of wealth has increased dramatically in the United States since 1980.  The GDP is over 10 times greater.  Adjusted for inflation, it is over 3 times greater.  This is a triumph of the free market that people want to destroy.

The left keeps unfairly attacking Reagan as a racist.   Playing the race card is a sign of desperation.