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Something needs to be done Gentlemen, about the “judiciary” subversives here in the U. S. They have gotten way, way, out of line.

The court system does not have the authority to make policy. Not diplomatic policy as in the travel ban, or military policy of any kind.

Do what you need to in order to shut them up.

A. Farwell

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There are only three legitimate functions of government for free people.

1.) National defense.

2.) A postal service.

3.) Maintenance of roadways

There is nothing else that requires a collective input on a national level. There is nothing else that requires funding from a national treasury. Readers please note that life choices are not included among the three.

We are having so much civil and legislative trouble in America today because we have raised up a legislative mentality that believes itself endowed by the Creator with the unalienable right to mind everyone else’s business for them. How these cretins have arrived at that conclusion is fairly murky but the general cause is apparent enough. A Petticoat government that feels is has to make everyone “safe” – according to it’s own effeminate agenda. Most of this insanity got it’s start under the Kennedy administration.

It is not the business of government, on either the state or federal level, to do most of the things now required of it. Everyone has to wear seat belts, everyone has to have child seats, everyone has to fund Medicare, everyone has to pay for health insurance, everyone has to agree with homosexual activity, no one can smoke a cigarette, the federal government takes a full third of your paycheck and most states take more, everything has to have a “warning” label just in case some idiot leaves a dry-cleaning bag in the babies crib, the list is virtually endless. None of this is legitimate government. The income tax is not legitimate, never was. Allowing this particular scam to go unpunished has brought us all to our present deficit scam which has been hugely aggravated by the cost of this mommyism legislation.

All of this has been caused directly by allowing women into places of public authority. They can’t take the heat. They pass legislation to soothe their emotions. Sometimes people make personal choices that are not particularly wise. In certain types of accidents, like head-on collisions, the wearing of a seatbelt may save your life. If you choose not to wear one, on your own head be it. This is what any mature adult male will tell you and it is the truth. Adult women cannot do this. They have the mistaken notion that if they see the results of someone else’s bad decision, they are responsible for it. They want to make everyone else’s decisions for them, just in case someone doesn’t make the “right” one. That is, one that the women agree with and that makes them feel comfortable. Accidents happen. They are tragic and emotionally upsetting. Our female oriented policy makers are always going to pass legislation to “make sure it doesn’t happen again!” I am truly sorry to be so blunt but this is just plain stupid. Of course they will happen again, they are accidents. Suck it up Sisters and stop spending our tax dollars creating useless legislation and wasting it on “investigations” as to who is to blame. If it’s an accident, no one is to blame.

Petticoat government.

No one can manufacture leaded paint anymore because some child might put a piece in it’s mouth and get lead poisoning. It is mommy’s job to see that this doesn’t happen, not the federal governments. Taking the lead out of paint has severely retarded it’s useful life as a preservative of homes. I can remember when a homeowner had to paint their house just once every twenty years or so. Now you have to repaint every four or five. Would anyone care to work up some figures as to how much this is costing homeowners in this country? I wonder if the National Organization of Women got kickbacks from Sherwin Williams?

In the book “1984” Big Brother was depicted as the ultimate government evil. He should have been portrayed as Big Momma instead because this is where all this over seeing, all seeing, intrusive, insulting, government regulation is coming from. We are all adults, we are capable of making our own decisions. Life choices are not a governmental department. Women, collectively are incapable of dealing with that fact on a public level, which is why our great-great grandfathers didn’t want them in the public arena. They were right.

I have an idea! Let’s stop electing them! We have had over eighty years of women in politics and it should be obvious by now that they do not know how to mind their own business. Running the country is not the same thing as managing your own home or family. It requires a much more elevated view of things and entirely different people skills. The feminine mentality is just not making the grade here. I will paraphrase the battle cry of the Suffragettes of 160 years ago–

If men were allowed to run the country, things would sure change, I can tell you that!

A. Farwell

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I have had a lot to say about petticoat government lately. I have expressed my dissatisfaction with the methods, aims, leadership, and so-called “accomplishments” of both the Women’s Suffrage Movement and it’s granddaughter, Women’s Liberation. I think that for clarity’s sake, I need to develop this theme just a little more.

Back in the day, before the suffrage movement was just getting under way, there was a genuine need for reform on several levels. The women in most upper class western societies  had no effective legal redress against abusive fathers or husbands. If they left them, the man in question could just hunt them down and bring them back. That was the law, very like that which governed runaway slaves. Women had no real property rights in many instances and as they were barred from pursuing a lucrative profession their only option was to try and get a job as a chambermaid, governess, or some other minimum wage job where they would be exposed to the predations of any male in their sphere. This really amounted to no choice at all and then it only worked if they were not pursued by the law. Middle and upper class females were raised to be dependent on their men and if these men happened to be drunken a-holes, well, the poor things were basically stuck. A well bred lady didn’t make a public scene about family troubles.

Notice that I specified upper class here. The females who were born into less affluent families did not have the same problems. The accepted standard of behavior was far different in the working class. If dad or hubby got drunk and tried to be abusive, young Nell or Daisy was as apt to brain him with the fry pan as not and let the chips fall where they would, and dad and hubby knew that. The working class families lived their lives in the kitchen where fry pans were close at hand. The ladies of the upper class lived in the drawing room and had no such domestic weaponry at their disposal. I suppose they could have brained their domestic brute with a Dresden china shepardess but somehow that would not have been the same.

It was also understood by the men of the working class that women sometimes needed to defend themselves at home and a man that brought such retribution down on himself was perceived as getting his just desserts, by the other men. In the working class, there were no servants to hide behind, no public perceptions of lady like behavior that hindered the women from doing what they needed to do if self defense became a survival issue in the home.  Everyone understood that domestic relationships were sometimes violent and ugly and this class of people were prepared to acknowledge and deal with it. This was by no means the case in the upper classes. And here you come to the real crux of the matter. The unwritten but highly effective codes of behavior that really govern our society, laws and legislation not withstanding.

Again we are back in the day. Upper class men were expected to conduct themselves as gentlemen in public. They were expected to be honest and competent in their business, to refrain from public drunkenness at social events and to pay their gambling debts, if any. This last was as big item. Social gambling was a very popular pastime in the upper reaches of society. Games of whist and other card games were a regular feature at balls, gatherings, and gentlemen’s clubs. This was socially acceptable. Men were expected not to gamble more than they could afford to lose. If a ‘gentleman’ lost more than he could afford he was black listed by his club(s) and ostracized from society. This was as low as a ‘gentleman’ could fall and once there, he was not allowed back. This was a very severe thing back then and the thought of it was a deterrent to many.

There were also places called ‘gaming hells’ that were run by professional gamblers where any ‘gentleman’ was free to gamble away the family estates and fortunes upon which his dependents counted for their support as well. No social pressures were brought to bear in such cases. The rest of ‘Society’ thought it a great shame of course, and gossiped freely about the recreants but– a ‘gentleman’ had a god given right to mind his own business and if he did not do so very well, that was just too bad. It was not an unusual story back then for ladies of means, raised to be ornaments to society, to find themselves on the street with small children to support and no means whatever of doing that. I will again point out here that this situation was inherently upper class. Women from working class families had saleable job skills, they were expected to have them, they did use them, so if a domestic problem arose, they were not nearly as bad off as their upper class sisters.

I have created this post here to point out two things:

#1.) Social pressure from a peer group is very effective in moderating excessive or selfish behaviors and the men of that day were well aware of it’s finer points and practiced in it’s applications so they had absolutely no excuse for not applying the same methods to those ‘gentlemen’ among them who were well known to be compulsive gamblers or abusive drunks at home. Those men did not do this.

#2.) Women’s Suffrage and it’s granddaughter, Women’s Liberation were not conceived for the empowerment of all women. They were generated by a miniscule group of nobly born ladies to correct the misbehavior of an equally miniscule group of nobly born “Gentlemen.” There were no “Universal Wrongs” against women at issue.

These social issues, domestic violence, drunkenness, and gambling, were three of the major motivations behind the Suffrage movement and it was a black shame to the upper class men of the western world that some of their women were forced to resort to such measures as public protests in order to defend themselves—from their own.

Our present governmental problems have arisen from this social background, this tiny percentage of upper class male misbehaviors and the lack of effective deterrents to it that were available to the rest of the upper class males and— were not used.

I hope I have kept this simple enough for my friends and followers. Since this issue is still causing such public outcry’s today. I will develop this theme by degrees, in a few more of my posts.

In conclusion, I will emphasize my sympathy for the issues of domestic violence and financial dependency that gave birth to the Suffrage Movement. I will also explain why I have no sympathy with the methods that were adopted to combat them. It should be obvious by now that they are not only ineffective but they are causing even more trouble, and these issues are too important to the survival of our society as a whole to be left in legislative and social limbo.

A. Farwell

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This blog is published to LinkedIn so I am adding this special post just as a reminder to my contacts and followers. The media today wants to give the population of this planet as a whole the impression that homosexuals are gaining ground and that we are all about to usher in a homosexual haven of tolerance and world peace. This is not true. The homosexual “lifestyle” is characterized by domestic violence, drug abuse, child molestation, and white collar crime. These people are not “tolerant” of decent, normal people and DO NOT EVER THINK DIFFERENTLY.

Where homosexuality is not tolerated, there are no child predators. This is a fact that the LGBT does not want published in the public media here. Most of you do not support a perverted “lifestyle” in spite of media propaganda so stand by your posts and stick to your guns. We are winning here.

A. Farwell

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My friends have asked me to keep things simple in my posts so I will be making a concerted effort to do just that.  This should be fairly easy because the causes of our national ills are really very simple indeed. However, the emotional reactions that will accompany the acknowledgment of these very simple causes will be profound and so readers will have to take a few moments to absorb them. I refer you now to the title of this blog–The Longest Journey Begins… The remainder of this old saying is… with but a single step. I will try to limit the ideas presented in each post to just one or at most, two, single connected steps.

Step one–the social and political dysfunction in America is being caused by our “educational” system which can be very accurately summed up under the more appropriate title of “bad parenting.”  Or perhaps “no parenting” will be more accurate still. That may look like quite a stretch to some of you, but think about it a minute. There really isn’t any such animal as “Society.” There are only individual people, you and I, and if we are not raising emotionally healthy individuals the country (society) is not healthy. Our current educational practices are not producing healthy individuals. (I develop this theme more fully in an earlier post–Great Expectations! http://wp.me/p1BaiG-N ) The cause for this is simple.

Human children need to spend the largest bulk of their time at home, under the direct supervision of their parents, especially during infancy and early adolescence. They will absorb the necessary basic functions of society in this setting only. Only here will they feel safe from social pressures they are not mature enough to deal with, only from mother or father will they absorb the feeling that they are being nurtured because they are loved as individuals and that their individual needs are being focused on. Only from their parents will adolescent children receive the sense of familial supervision and personal restraint they will need to develop an ethic of sexual responsibility in their approaching adulthood. The time constraints imposed by our public school system do not allow for this.

It is not possible to overstate the importance of direct parental supervision in the process of child rearing. It is equally not possible to miss seeing the results of ignoring this premise in today’s society. Calculate the amount of time an american child spends at school every day and add in an average 8 hours for sleeping. How much time is left? How much of this time is spent with mom or dad or both?

It is a very sad truth obvious in the entire Western world that most parents are using the howling kant about “EDUCATION” being so important as an excuse for not raising their own children. Children need to be educated they rant. We not only have kindergarten for five-year old infants but now we are having more and more “pre-k programs” to “give our children a more competitive edge in the educational system.” How many of you have heard this particular obscenity? Children do not need to feel competitive, that is an attribute of only certain areas of adult endeavor. In fact, most adults do not need to feel competitive. Children need to be nurtured by their parents. They need to feel loved and protected.They need to have their physical requirements met. Education is NOT a primary need of infancy. It will not give children a “good start” in life.

Archeologists have uncovered what appears to be evidence of whole societies that sacrificed their infant children to the god Moloch by burning them to death at his altars. Evidently it was thought that the society as a whole would be preserved in a prosperous state by this practice. Education has become the new “Moloch” of our world.

At this point, I am happy to state that there is an increasing trend among parents today to home school their own children. An excellent idea and a step in the right direction.

To sum up this post, of course our children will want an education, no one will deny that, it is the system we have created that needs to be revamped. In the first place, we need to stop braying about “THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION” as if it were in itself a be all—end all, it is not.  Secondly, small, privately run schools within walking distance, and more of them, should replace the large public school systems currently ruining our future citizens and our pocketbooks. There would be no lack of teachers to run them. School hours should be limited to 3 hours a day. The attention span of most children runs about 10 to 12 minutes, anything over that is a waste of time so 3 hours a day is more than enough time to cover all the basic subjects, plus a break time. Lunch could wait till they got home so no kitchen facilities, personnel, or food budgets would be necessary. Now, take a moment to realize what an educational budget would amount to for a small school building (about the size of the average home)that did not require money for buses, their maintenance, gas, driver salaries, and insurance. Compare what it cost to replace your own roof with that of replacing the roof on your local grammar or high school. Are you getting the  picture now? Smaller is in every way better here.

Next, delete the multimillion dollar budgets for school sports programs, equipment, busing to and from games, insurance, maintenance, coaches salaries. building and upkeep for gymnasiums and playing fields.

I know, I know, but education is about reading, writing, and arithmetic, science and literature and cultural studies of other countries. Football, basketball, soccer, swimming, etc., etc., are not education, they are games, and as such have no place in education or the budgeting necessary for it.  We can and should be deleting this expense from our educational realities. Left to themselves, children make up their own games, always have, always will. Our towns and cities can no longer afford to be financing the farm teams of the NBA, the NFL, etc., etc.. Let these huge sports franchises donate to the locals out of their multibillion dollar budgets if they want players. If they can afford to pay multiple millions per season to just one of their “stars” they can afford to.

In my next post I will develop this theme in another few simple steps–The basic functions of society.

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Happy Independence Day everyone! In celebration of the holiday this post will be very short and sweet.

On this day Americans celebrate their hard-won independence from ‘tyranny and oppression’.  These were the catch phrases used during our war for independence from Britain. I am still hearing these phrases today. So for this post I am asking if todays’ definition of ‘tyranny and oppression’ is real or imagined.  Has it evolved from the original of 220 years ago?  The war for independence lasted about seven years and it was in the process of fomenting for at least fifteen years before that so we are talking a history of about 220 years. Quite a life span for a political catch phrase.

I have been monitoring the media for over forty years now and I have noticed that the people who yell the loudest about tyranny and oppression do so from a most superficial level. These people are the politically thin-skinned. Anyone who disagrees with them about the slightest thing in the slightest degree is an oppressive tyrant. If you are going to contribute on a public level this behavior is unacceptable. On a public level you can expect to be disagreed with quite frequently and if  this notion devastates your ego, you need to step out of the public arena. You are not grown up enough to be a player.

On a personal level, I expect to be disagreed with. I also expect to have the dissenter back up their view-point with logic and comprehensive, factual data, not selective facts, or rhetoric designed to inflame the ignorant and play on their emotional immaturity. I am neither ignorant nor immature and when these tactics are used on me and don’t work  I am called a—-

1.) tyrant

2.) dictator

3.) judgemental bigot

These are only the more polite names. I will leave out the others.

And yes, this does relate to the American Dream that we have been examining here. Evidently we have two distinct types of dreamers in this country, the adult, and the adolescent. When adolescents are confronted with the notion that their personal feelings have now to be integrated with those of the rest of society, they are very apt to whine— ‘but you don’t understand!’ (for this read–‘oppression’) For most in this age group, tough love tactics are the only effective ones. “Suck it up!” is the only answer to this whining and only time will provide the experience needed to ameliorate the sting of their newly  awakened sensibilities.

Adolescents are extremely sensitive about independence yet they still expect the authority figures in their immediate spheres to provide for all their physical, financial needs and as individual children with parents, this is acceptable expectation. Politically and publicly, we can no longer afford to baby these “teenagers.” It is not up to “The Government” to assure them that they will run no risks in life, that they will suffer no financial setbacks and that some one else will provide for all their medical needs as well as their old age retirement. As adults, these things are our very own personal responsibility.

As an adult, my American Dream is that I will be able to do all these things by my own honest efforts without government interference.

For the annual crop of political adolescents we are currently raising in America, the “UncleSamisobligedtoprovideformeDream” is the one we need a wake up call from. The adult American Dream is the one we seem to have started out with. What we need to examine now is how this has changed over time into the adolescent version currently causing us so much financial and social disharmony.

So for my next post, we will still be roaming in the American Dream world.

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Let’s discuss dreams a little more. The American Dream is, generally, a good thing but it needs a bit of tweaking to fit into todays’ phraseology. So let’s expand it a bit so that it will resonate with the rest of today’s global village residents.

In the first place, we as Americans need to acknowledge a most prominent fact. I will bold this for greater emphasis. WE DID NOT INVENT THE DESIRE FOR A BETTER LIFE! “The American Dream” is an exclusive phrase which blots out the entire rest of civilization and it needs to be expanded. Everyone else on planet Earth has been dealing with issues of injustice and/or political oppression for several millenia at least and America has an obligation to recognize these efforts. The North American continent was resettled a very short time ago in relation to the history of the rest of the world. We ‘huddled masses yearning to breathe free’ have now had more than two centuries to readjust our thinking processes and it is time to show it in our communications with the rest of the world. Doesn’t matter if you are Democrat or Republican, Independent or Green party.   We must make a point of acknowledging the history of others in our political pronouncements.

I am old enough to remember the protests and signs of the sixties in Europe that said “Yankees Go Home” and the resentment this generated in the american public. “We saved their butts in WWII and this is how they thank us'” was the prevailing attitude at that time. I remember thinking—“I really don’t blame them.”

America’s political verbiage after WWII showed not even the slightest recognition of any other country on this earth. We perceived ourselves as the saviour of the entire free world and had no hesitation in proclaiming it. Now I have had my issues with this country but I have never hated her. On the other hand neither have I swallowed her political infantilism whole and without chewing. We need to address this particular issue because the repercussions of this post-war self-centered arrogance remains a stumbling block in our foreign policy. America, for better or worse, is now a world leader and if we are to fulfill this position with any degree of competency We Must Change Our Political Syntax To Recognize The Historical Efforts Of Other Countries. If the British, French, Italians, Czech, Polish, Phillipino, Norwegian, and even German people had not made a concerted resistance effort the outcome of WWII would have been much different, America or no America. After all, we have been militarily immune from attack not because of our superior righteousness but because of the two or three thousand miles of ocean that guards both of our continental coastlines. It was only the advent of modern missile technology that made us seriously fear any sort of enemy attack and we, ourselves, invented and implemented that technology. The only nation on earth who has ever used nuclear weapons in an armed conflict is America. And according to the media we are the one people on earth who screech the loudest about WMD‘s. This gives the impression that America is a nation of certifiable cretins. It would behoove America to yell less about WMD’s since we are the ones that came up with the workable version and are the only ones who have ever used one on a perceived enemy. If we are to maintain credibility with our traditional allies and establish healthy relations with new ones we must publicly acknowledge these factors. Or at least stop soiling our political pants about them. The rest of the civilized world remembers very well who dropped the bombs on Japan. The bathroom humor of passing a loud fart and looking at the guy next to you and saying “Well!!!!” in a loud affronted voice is not going to deceive anyone here.

In conclusion, “The American Dream” is going to have to be revised to “The Planet Earth Dream”. And if we survive the next few decades this may even have to expand itself into  “The Interplanetary Dream”. That’s the wonderful thing about dreaming, it has practically no limits. And it frequently happens that the dreams of today turn out to be the realities of tomorrow. So go ahead and dream a little. I guess we can all stand it.

Next post—we will continue to explore the dream world.

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