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HOW DO WE FIX AMERICA? Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 29 August 2013

I must admit that I was prepared to be skeptical when I started reading Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic.  Our country's problem is not the Constitution, it's a government that disobeys it, that uses every method of fascist trickery to distort and get around it.

The solution, I thought, is to somehow force the federalies to stop being outlaws - for that's what we have now, an illegitimate outlaw government - and start obeying the Constitution we already have, instead of changing it. 

America was blessed at its inception with a founding legal structure that has never been surpassed in history up to the present day for enabling the flourishing of its citizenry while preventing tyranny.  Its distortion and corruption by all four branches of the federal government - executive, legislative, judicial, and bureaucratic - is what needs to be fixed, not the structure itself.

Now, after I read the book, I must admit that Levin is a persuasive guy.  Not convincing, but certainly persuasive.  Let's talk about where he hits the target, where he misses, and to what extent - if any - does he explain how we fix America.
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MARSHMALLOWS, GREEN TEA, AND SUCCESS IN LIFE Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 22 August 2013

It began in Trinidad.  Walter Mischel, a Jewish kid from Vienna whose family escaped from the Nazis to Brooklyn, was doing field work on the Caribbean island for his Ph.D. in psychology.  It was 1955, and he noticed the population was split between people whose families came from India and those from Africa.

The Indians thought the Africans were "impulsive hedonists" who lived for the moment and never cared for the future, while the Africans thought the Indians only cared about "stuffing money into their mattresses" and didn't know how to have fun.  He wondered what lay behind such assessments.

At age 28, Walter became an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard.  That was in 1958, but a year later, Timothy Leary joined the faculty, and Walter couldn't handle all of his students freaked out on the psychedelics Leary was preaching the use of.  So he went to Stanford.

In 1966, when the Stanford Psych Department launched its Bing Nursery School to research child development, Walter thought back to his days in Trinidad and came up with an experiment that was to become famous as the Stanford Marshmallow Test.  The implications for America today are astounding.
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THE OBAMA WHO CRIED WOLF Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 08 August 2013

I trust you are as sick, tired, and cynical as I am about the Obama shepherd boy crying "Wolf!", claiming there are terrorist monsters under his White House bed at night, and trying to scare all the little boys and girls on Capitol Hill with horror stories about the Al Qaeda Boogeyman.

The Obama Boy is now so happy he got the Kiddies on the Hill shivering with fright:  Congressional Leaders Agree on Drastic Response to Al Qaeda Threat.  No way in the world now will they even whisper a hint at cutting the funding for the great patriotic heroes of the NSA who exposed the threat.  Their relentless creation of an Orwellian Surveillance State can safely continue.

And just what might that threat be?  "Chatter."  The NSA patriots listened to the boogeymen talking to each other about doing bad things.  The brave patriots all deserve the Congressional Medal of Honor for this, as it so obviously justified a global security freak-out and protected all living Americans from... from... boogeyman jabber.

Besides, as revealed by ace national security reporter Bill Gertz, all this AQ chatter is months old, it's old news.  So why now?  That's a rhetorical question.  Every federalie agency in Washington knows the time-honored response to any threat to their funding is to create a crisis that justifies its existence. 

Rarely, however, is the existence of a such an agency a grave threat itself to the country's national security.  Yet that is what we have today - the world of Orwell's 1984 made real, where "perpetual war must be waged to achieve perpetual peace." 
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FREEDOM IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN SECURITY Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 01 August 2013

Ljubljana, Slovenia.  Very few Americans have ever heard of Slovenia, even fewer of its capital cursed with a name no one can spell or remember (loo-bul-yan-ah).  Which is a shame, for this is arguably the most charming, attractive, cheerful, and certainly the cleanest and safest, capital city in Europe.

Slovenia is an ancient land - the world's oldest wheel was found here - and a brand new country.  The Slovenes gained their independence via the quickest victory of freedom over evil in modern times.   There are lessons the heroic people of Slovenia can teach us. 

And without doubt, the single most important lesson Americans need to learn right now is that freedom is more important than security.

All of us could provide examples of how our freedom has been diminishing steadily for a long time.  Recently, however, it's been rapidly getting worse, with everyone in power, from local SWAT police to federal bureaucrats getting meaner and nastier.  Today, we're at the tipping point. 

That tipping point is the choice between Freedom and the Surveillance State.  One of them has to be destroyed.  We can't have both.  (Update:  Skye posted a response on the Forum that is vital for all TTPers to see -- it is appended below.)
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BLACKS IN ALBANIA Print E-mail
Written by Dr. Jack Wheeler   
Thursday, 25 July 2013

Shkodra, Albania.  When you fly over the main square here, you instantly notice a Moslem mosque and Christian church adjacent to each other.  They are both brand new, built in the last few years. 

I'm writing this in a modern hotel room with wi-fi and a beautiful pool below.  It's brand new too.  In fact, virtually everything in this entire country is brand new or refurbished.  Including the people in a certain way.  Everyone looks normal, acts normal, dresses normal, and drives normal - but it's all amazing, especially the driving. 

Up until not much more than 20 years ago, there wasn't a single private car in Albania, and only those allowed to drive government vehicles knew how.  Albania's roads and city streets today are filled with cars, and everyone behind their wheels just learned how to drive.  Somehow, they not only learned how to drive well, but courteously. 

For anyone familiar with how crazy Italians drive - and Italy is right across the Adriatic from Albania - this is a shock.  Yet it is only the mildest of shocks when you learn what Albanians have been through to be where they are.

What's this all got to do with Blacks?  Not Blacks in Africa or Albania, but Blacks in America?  There are no blacks in Albania at all - but American Blacks should come here to learn something.
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