Archive for December, 2012


Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Today, conspiracy theories are almost universally considered to be the fantasy of some nut case.  So what if you are compelled to believe that a conspiracy actually does exist to eliminate democracy, labor unions, public schools, and consequently, the working Middle Class in America?  Holy crap, you say to yourself (or, I said to myself) and looking around to make sure no one is listening, I must be a nut case!

Yet historically, conspiracy do actually occur and there appears to be evidence today that a conspiracy is afoot to eliminate democracy, labor unions, public schools, and consequently the American working Middle Class; that conspiracy would appear to be the John Birch Society, if and when you read the John Birch Society Blue Book, 1961.  Unfortunately, no one but John Birch Society members and I have ever read it.

Most Americans have never heard of the John Birch Society; those old enough to remember, do not really know anything about it and yet it exists, it is healthy, extremely wealthy, and has a web site:

Membership in the John Birch Society is secret.  However, some members, including some members of Congress, have admitted to being members and some distinguished members of business, industry, government and the military are listed on their web site as being associated with it  or as members of the Board of Directors.

In the nineteen-sixties the John Birch Society made the news and I was teaching government in a high school; I bought a John Birch Society Bluebook, read it, and taught my students about it being a nut case conspiracy, but a real one, to eliminate democracy from America.  I often wonder if any of my students remember hearing this from their nut case teacher.

About that time, two Republican Presidential candidates, to their credit, refused the endorsement of the John Birch Society, Barry Goldwater and Dwight Eisenhower.  Shortly thereafter, the John Birch Society went underground and worked from that time on, only through front groups and front groups were a basic part of the conspiracy (read about front groups in the Blue Book).

The John Birch Society is basically never mentioned in American media today and I can only imagine why.  Because of my knowledge of the society, when I hear politicians speak, I carefully listen for any mention they have of democracy; some politicians speak highly of freedom, but never use the word democracy.

For example, in all of the speeches of President W. Bush, I only heard him use the word democracy once and that was when no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq; in his State of the Union speech, President Bush said America invaded Iraq to make it a democracy.  I distinctively remember being shocked at hearing him use the word at that time.  President Bush used the word freedom a lot but that is the only time I heard him use the world democracy; unfortunately in all fairness to President Bush, I cannot verify this, it is only what I remember.

Yet in our current political affairs, Americans are totally dumbfounded by the very un-American John Birch Society ideology being implemented at the State level in Wisconsin by Gov. Walker.  And, I was not surprised but concerned when Gov. Walker’s John Birch ideology was exposed by a stunt phone call, in which the Governor believed he was talking to one of the super wealthy Koch brothers, whose father was a founder of the John Birch Society.  It is also general knowledge that the Koch brothers had funded Gov. Walker’s election as well as his recall election (see link below).

The basic tenet of the John Birch Society, as stated previously, is they believe the USA was never intended to be a democracy and it should not be a democracy; they believe America was intended to be an oligarchy Republic.  Some Americans feel that today’s Republican Party appears to be going in that direction; as a nut case, I believe it is true.

John Birch ideology and plans to eliminate democracy from America can be found in the John Birch Society Blue Book, 1961.  Here is one quote: “democracy, of course… is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud’  p.124.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) Our founding fathers… spurned a democracy as… the worst of all forms of government.”

The John Birch Society clearly states it’s plans for implementing its ideology and eliminating democracy in the John Birch Sociery Blue Book:  organizing front groups and petitions; character assassination publicity; writing letters to the editor, etc.   It is all written there; it is the Society’s equivalent of Mein Kampf or Manifesto of the Communist Party.

Other references are:

Koch funding Gov. Walker:

The Tea party funded by Koch:

ALEC funded by Koch:

Gov. Walker prank Koch phone call:

Writing this post was difficult for me; it is not pleasant to be considered a nut case.  However I discovered that I was considered a nut case regardless, so I wrote the damn post.  It is my hope that someone will read it, and someone else will finally admit that America is on the path to eliminate its democracy and its American values and John Birch Society ideology is the device threating the American Democratic Republic.  God bless America.


Friday, December 28th, 2012

Income inequity is the means being used for eliminating America’s working Middle Class and it is the cause of America’s financial crisis today; there is mass unemployment and Corporate America’s profits have never been higher.

Income inequity is a tool of the John Birch Society Republicans who would eliminate labor unions (as in Wisconsin) which is the only voice of the Working Middle Class; without labor unions, American workers would still be working sixty hours a week, six days every week, and have no Social Security, no Medicare, and no nothing.

It was the labor unions (guilds) in Medieval times that created the working Middle Class; that is a matter of history.

Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, said that the John Birch Republican, Governor Walker of Wisconsin, was a hero for eliminating labor unions in Wisconsin and America needed to do the same thing on a national scale.  Mr. Romney lost the election.

The John Birch Society, Koch brothers, financed ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) that wrote all the anti-labor and anti-public-schools statutes that Republicans enacted on the various States level after 2010. ALEC is a John Birch Society front group.

The Koch’s also financed the Tea Party, another front group for the John Birch Society. See John Birch Society Blue Book, 1961, on JBS front groups and their opposition to democracy. Fred Koch, father of the Koch brothers, financed the passage of the Federal anti- union Taft Hartley Act.

The John Birch Society opposes American democracy, labor unions, public schools, and America’s working Middle Class.  John Birch Society Republicans have control of the House of Representative today; they have used the Senate filibuster and their House majority to extend and support America’s present income inequity.


Thursday, December 27th, 2012

This entire “Fiscal Cliff” crap is utterly ridiculous and is totally the work of the John Birch Society front group,  “The Tea Party”, that hates government and the whole purpose is to destroy the government of the American democratic Republic, so they can score a coup, take over, an create a plutocratic oligarchy; they would create an economy made up of only the elite and peasants and they would eliminate democracy, labor unions, public schools, and the working Middle Class just as they are presently doing in Wisconsin, orchestrated by the John Birch Society’s Gov.  Walker.

It is common knowledge that raising the National Debt limit is in reality, a non-partisan effort; a true patriot would never question it.  The John Birch Society Republicans considers raising the National Debt their best opportunity to implement their ideology and eliminate American democracy.

The present-day Republicans are the enemy of America, as we know it; Republicans are no longer the political party of Lincoln, today’s Republicans trash President Lincoln’s name and the Republican Party has been totally taken over the John Birch Society to implement their ideology and promote their self-interests.


Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Here is where I stand on homosexuality and life.  Personally I believe that all Christians including Pope Benedict, should be concerned about their own sexuality, their own marriage, and their own morality and they should quit trying to dictate to the rest of humanity to abide by their particular Christian beliefs.  In my own case, I would not have a clear conscience if I indoctrinated my children with my own religious or political beliefs; I owe my children’s right to have their own conscience because, I have begat them.

Further, I fully realize, that Jesus Christ was over thirty-three years old and not yet married; though that would seem to bother others, it does not bother me at all.

And, I realize that Pope Benedict is quite old and has never been married; I don’t care.

However, I do care about children who come out as gay to their Christian family and their family disowns them because of it; I do not consider that to be Christian family values and I abhor Christians who disown their children or other family members for whatever reason.

In conclusion, I believe in the equality of mankind and believe that Pope Benedict’s opinion is no more important than my own.


Saturday, December 15th, 2012

This essay is dedicated to Rev. Pat Robertson and Rev. Mike Huckabee.

Sorry, but I don’t even know what the word Christian means today; the people I see identified as Christian that are in the news today, defile the historic Christ.

“What are churches for?”

Churches are “for profit”, today!  They are a “non-profit” corporate entity that exists for profit!  That may sound weird, but it is the God’s truth.


Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Today, America is deeply divided; the nation is divided between the majority (the working Middle Class Americans and liberal Democrats), and the minority (wealthy John Birch Republicans and Corporate America). The minority has the wealth and the stealth to use their dollars to control the majority; the majority has the votes but cannot get the message across to voters on how and for whom to cast the votes.  About two thirds of eligible voters vote in America and most of the one third that doesn’t vote are the poor and working Middle class.

However, the wealthy and Corporate America cannot exist in a country (or a society) of their own, because they are totally dependent on consumers for profits and dependent on labor for production and consumers and laborers just happens to be working middle class Americans. OMG!

The plutocratic John Birch Republicans and corporations can only hope to get complete control of the majority by using their wealth, control of propaganda, and the elimination of democracy (because democracy is where majority rules) and labor unions.

What the American working middle class voters need is unity and fraternity like that found in Labor Unions; this of course, is why the John Birch Republicans are desperately trying to eliminate Labor Unions from America; Labor Unions are the ONLY VOICE of the American working Middle Class.

This is also why the John Birch Republicans have brain-washed the working Middle Class into believing that Labor Unions are all corrupt, when there actually are proportionately  many, many more bankers and Corporate CEOs going to prison every day than there ever were Labor Leaders going to prison.  (Actually, labor unions are hardly lucrative and have litte basis for criminality.)

Further, the John Birch Republicans need to convince a goodly portion of the working Middle Class that they are really not working middle class; so, the plutocratic Republicans refer to them management, the ally of the wealthy.  This is accomplished easily, by changing the titles of workers; a secretary becomes an Administrative Assistant, a garbage collector becomes a sanitary engineer, teachers become professionals and not employees, and a computer programmers are not workers they are  an “engineer”.  Small business owners and farmers who work at their own business (some having no other employees at all) are referred to as “entrepreneurs” and not working Middle Class; this is unreal.

The basic problem seems to be that the wealthy John Birch Society Republicans have convinced the American working Middle Class majority that they are NOT THE MAJORITY!

As Pogo say, “We has met the enemy and it be us!”


Sunday, December 9th, 2012

When I awoke yesterday morning, a wondrous view greeted me when I peered out the window; there was a magnificent new white winter wonderland and a flurry of huge flakes of  snow whirling about in the air, the scene seemed to be just waiting for me to make the first tracks in the new snow.  The invitation was compelling and I couldn’t wait to taste the snowflakes!

Now this is normal behavior for a six year old; however, I haven’t been 6 years old for more than seventy-six years now (do the math).  Also, as a young man of twenty-six, I deliberately moved 2000 miles to San Diego California, primarily to avoid being choked on morose Illinois snow-flakes; what in the world was now compelling me to willingly frolic in this billowing snow storm?



Friday, December 7th, 2012

Americans long lost the power of the ballot to wealthy extremists who control elections; the only election news voters get is from the Corporate America owned and controlled media that self-censors the news and brain-washes voters.

American media are in business to make profit and not to disseminate reliable information.  The American Constitutional “Freedom of the Press” is freedom for the media to censor and publish whatever they want to publish; “Freedom of the Press” is not a freedom for the people to get reliable information.

Wealthy extremists’ organizations like the John Birch Society, disseminate their propaganda to influencer voters covertly through front groups, like the Heritage Foundation.

Voters have no reliable source of information except the foreign media and internet bloggers.

Basically, American voters are “dumbed down” by Corporate America media and extremist propaganda.

The 2010 Citizens United Decision, decided by the 5 John Birch Republican Justices of the US Supreme Court, legitimatized the buying of elections by wealthy Corporations, foreign entities with a selfish interest in American political elections, and wealthy extremist groups.

The 2012 reelection of President Obama was a revolt of the voters, who rejected the propaganda of the Republicans, the Corporate Media, and extreimist and reelected the President that the majority of voters eleted in 2008; however, many of the extremist Congressional candidates were reelected because voters lacked reliable information on those candidates and their opponents.

Today, American democracy faces its greatest challenge ever for the American democratic Republic.


Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Last night, I was privileged to go to the ballet in Zurich  and see Ballet Revolucion Cuba, which was fantastic and unfortunately Americans will never get to see it in America.

Ballet Revolution Cuba has played Britain, Australia, Germany, and Switzerland with great success, but Ballet Revolution is all Cuban and anything Cuban is too Communist to American Republican Congressmen, for Americans to enjoy; the Republicans in Congress refuse to acknowledge anything Cuban and even deny me the right to go to Cuba to see for myself.  Pity!

Thank God, the American Congress cannot deny me while I am visiting in Switzerland!

Ballet Revolucion is a modern ballet to the music of Shkira, Rickey Martin, J Lo, Enrique Iglesias, Beyonce, and includes Hip Hop and R and B.  The music is provided by an extremely talented, amazing, live and all-Cuban band.

The all-Cuban dancers are some of the most athletic and artistic dancers that I have ever seen perform.  They very artistically combined classic ballet and street dancing.  The performance was exceedingly exhilarating and received a standing ovation from the enthusiastic Swiss audience including a lot of younger people.

If anyone would like a sneak peak, go to UTube:

What a great experience it was for me!  I think most Americans would appreciate seeing it!


Thursday, December 6th, 2012

The news I read today was sad, important in my estimation, and probably not important enough for most readers to even read past headlines; I find it typical of current developments in American culture and politics.  The headlines read: “Roderick Arrington, Las Vegas Boy, Allegedly Beaten to Death After Lying About Bible, Homework”, Huffington Post, 12/6/12.

The news read, “the second grade student was spanked on Nov. 27 because he had lied about reading the Bible; the boy was also spanked the following day for not finishing his homework, according to police.”

The body has cuts, buises, and swelling on the head and cuts and bruises on the buttocks; “The couple reportedly called a pastor before dialing 911.”

Most readers commenting on the story were primarily concerned about justice being done and the parents being punished.  Serving justice will not restore the kid’s life and punishing parents for the killing will not change society.

Better to take a good look at American Society and the power of the Church in America; look into the sexual abuse of children by the clergy that goes unpunished, and, the jackass preachers who preach “not to spare the rod” in parenting; if there is guilt in this case, the church is guilty but THE CHURCH WON’T BE PROSECUTED!  The victims of the church will be prosecuted!

Devout American Christians need to make some changes in their Christian values if the Church wants Constitutional protection in our society; religion in America has truly become the opiate of the American People!

Our democratic government should enforce the First Amendment to the Constitution instead of POLITICIANS USING THE CHURCH for their selfish political benefit and votes!

The John Birch Society has been successful, in the last two decades, of eliminating democracy from America, by the using the Church and the John Birch Society members’ billions of dollars empowered by “Citizens United”, to buy-out American democracy; their ideology is: “John Birch Society Bluebook” p.124 “And democracy, of course… is merely a deceptive phrase, a weapon of demagoguery, and a perennial fraud.” (Continued in Footnote 25, p. 136.) Our founding fathers… gave us a republic because they considered it the best of all forms of government. They spurned a democracy as… the worst of all forms of government.”

The deterioration of democracy and the rise of plutocratic oligarchy and theocracy have taken a huge toll in America; currently, Americans are suffering from losing the power of the ballot and the rise of the extremist, radical Christian Church’s power in government.  Politicians elected to office openly advocate making Christian Canon Law, the Law of the Land in America.  In our 2012 election, some Clergy actually organized to defeat President Obama in his bid for reelection, based on their personal religious beliefs.

American religious leaders, like Republican Presidential Candidate Rev. Mike Huckabee, keep insisting that America is a Christian nation, despite our separation of church and State in the First Amendment.  If Canon Law was imposed on Americans, it would be the end of democracy in America.

Our First Amendment to the US Constitution, Freedom of Religion, does not and should not include the freedom to beat a child to death.  Piety be damned!  Amen!