• THE ONGOING BARRAGE OF MEDIA REPORTING THAT AMERICA IS “ON THE BRINK OF CIVIL WAR – hopelessly divided with irreconcilable worldviews, disagreeing on principles, core convictions, policy choices, and pure matters of ‘fact’ – is vastly overstated.” Our society have become conditioned to believe daily/hourly input about urgently critical issues which “spur widespread dissent, presented by massively over-represented Progressive Activists in media, academia, social influencing positions, screeching elites (collectively around one-in-twelve Americans), and by Big Tech’s skewed search algorithms & heavy-handed speech censors.” These people drive our dialogues for their own purposes – principally ad sales revenue and/or power.  Survey statistics are never ‘accurate,’ but many polls consistently suggest that strong majorities disagree with Progressive agenda.  Examples: well over 80% say they’re against defunding police, gender-based university admission; well over 70% against illegal border entry, policies allowing rising crime, CRT education curriculum; over 60% oppose transgender competition in athletics, reparations for ancestor slavery; etc. etc. “Some of the high-profile individuals contributing to this divisive rhetoric may be sincerely committed to their causes, of course, but this does not make them any more representative of the nation as a whole.”   [AMERICAN GREATNESS – 2/19/22]
  • PERSPECTIVE ON THE STABILITY OF OUR ECONOMY IS ALWAYS UNCERTAIN, but “lately there have been familiar signs of froth & fear on Wall Street: wild trading days on no real news, sudden price swings, and a queasy feeling among investors that they have overdosed on techno-optimism… Over half American ‘households’ now hold stocks, representing some 27% of their wealth held directly, plus another 15% in pension claims… The last time shares were so pricey relative to long-term profits was before the slumps of 1929 and 2001. So, the important question is whether, if big losses do materialize, are today’s financial systems (transformed by regulation and by technical innovation over the past 15 years) capable to safely absorb them, or amplify them… The big vulnerability, as more participants are exposed to market swings which have increasingly become more violent, is that chaos can be self-fulfilling.”  [ECONOMIST – 2/12/22]
  • AMENDING THE U.S. CONSTITUTION requires 34 states agreeing to a Constitutional Convention.  So far, over the last eight years, half have done so, with eight more having passed one chamber, and legislation pending in fifteen others. The principal objectives of each legislature are to (1) limit federal spending and jurisdiction, and (2) put term limits on elected officials and members of Congress. “What’s driving this as much as anything is overreach on the part of the federal government, opportunity to reclaim powers they’ve relinquished, and recognizing that the Founding Fathers (nearly 250 years ago) intended for the States to have equal footing with Congress in proposing Amendments… It’s tough to imagine D.C. politicians, especially ones who have been there for decades, suddenly giving up their cushy positions” but, as we’ve witnessed in recent years, crazy things do happen.  [RED STATE – 2/9/22]
  • MEANWHILE, NO SERIOUS EFFORTS ARE YET EVIDENT TO EXPUNGE ‘DIRTY VOTER ROLLS’ – where state residents remain eligible to vote even if they’ve died or moved away, especially critical in eight states which allow all elections to be conducted by mail, several of which (including California & New York) don’t require any Identification to count the ballot.  Beyond susceptibility of mail-ins to theft, ‘Ballot Harvesting’ is also allowed, where 3rd-party strangers can go to voters’ residences to pick up & deliver ballots, enabling opportunity for pressure, coercion, or fraudulent alteration. Although “researchers documented proven irregularities in the 2020 election, including much duplication & unlawful registration, multiple lawsuits filed were dismissed by the courts on procedural grounds and never got to the substantive stage of trial where witnesses could testify for courts to examine evidence to determine credibility.”  Mid-term votes this November will be some freakshow.  [EPOCH TIMES – 2/22/22]

The Narcissist Playbook: Interesting 5-minute education & useful protection points: https://biggeekdad.com/2021/12/11-ways-narcissists-manipulate-you/

“Confronting the Snake Oil of Woke Ideology – proof that the world has gone mad”https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2022/02/22/confronting_the_snake_oil_of_woke_ideology_147224.html?utm_source=rcp-today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=mailchimp-newsletter&mc_cid=7d7b7132ee&mc_eid=afc66dfbec

Words of Thomas Jefferson: “My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government…  To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes, the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical…  I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people, under the pretense of taking care of them…  The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.”