Saturday, January 05, 2019

Democrats Seek to Defeat Border Security With Government Closure

The Democrat Party hasn’t much capacity to work cooperatively these days. President Trump and tens of millions of Americans want more Mexican border security. Democrats are more concerned with foreign interests and attacking the President. They would spend 50 billion on a highway bill, nearly a trillion on defense and not even 5 billion for border security. They would rather let the government remain partially closed.
Several foreign governments if they were asked would likely opt for an open border in order to better degrade California with drug smuggling and infiltrate people into the U.S.A. Democrats are more concerned with passing tax cuts for the most rich as President Obama forced through so they can have bigger wine cellars and more cheap illegal grape pickers.
Democrats just want to argue and attack the President. Maybe they believe a partial government closure can help them to impeach the President. I don’t know if zombies blink.

China Should Recognize Taiwan's Independence

A government has more than hegemony in relation to its citizen/subjects. Few governments are self-abnegating. The will to power exists in the people that are in government generally. The basic goal isn’t to create utopia unless that idea is defined as the ideal bureaucratic state. Taiwan is a free island-nation. It historically was independent of China and is likely to remain so even though it presently has a majority of ethnically Chinese people. Mainlanders often desire to oppress islanders and assert their tyranny. The Communist mainland dictator apparently feels he has a valid historical claim to annex Taiwan because he can bum rush in on the backs of the previous invaders of Taiwan- nationalist Chinese- that have since relinquished claims to rule the mainland and have adapted to Taiwan to become native Taiwanese. Dictators always want to invade someplace and have megalomaniacal claims. The late Saddam Hussein was that way.
In my opinion reckless Chinese expansionism is counter-productive to the general welfare of the mainland Chinese that endangers Chinese security and economic development. A respectful recognition of Taiwanese independence alternatively would enable peaceful trade and concentration upon ecospherically productive business and governing ventures and even joint efforts.

Today the Communist government has more similarity with the role of Nazis seeking to invade France or Poland. I suppose Hitler could have argued that he was just seeking the inevitable reunification of the Carolingian Empire disingenuously. The circumstance of Germany was quite unlike that of the independent nation of Taiwan. In fact the Dutch settled Taiwan before the Chinese (according to the wiki article). They imposed upon the native Taiwanese that were not a part of China.
The Qing dynasty did own Taiwan through invasion for a couple hundred years before the Japanese arrived and took it for themselves. The exiled nationalist government arrived eventually with the Japanese leaving. The Qing government was definitely not communist.
Virtually any independent democratic Taiwanese government would be more efficient and responsive to the people locally than the Borg of the Chinese Communist Party that is a swollen, economically prospering new power seeking to glom up everything it can.

Sure China had a civil war with two groups asserting the right of sovereignty. Ideally self-determination is the better way for political existence rather than coercion and subjugation beneath an authoritarian government. Taiwan though has a self-standing geographical identity apart from China, and apart from the claims to rule China. That old political split is a social phenomenon that cannot rightly be healed with even a semblance of justice if the rights and status of Taiwan and the Taiwanese were to be erased under authoritarian communist mainland rule.
Actually China is of course composed of a hodgepodge of peoples and nations built up since the Shang dynasty especially growing with the warring states period and the Chin dynasty following. Chinese rulers until reaching natural boundaries and terminal growth were expansive. Tibet was a free society until recently when China invaded and subjugated it. Justice in a new expansion would require that mainland Chinville take upon itself the name of Taiwan if the people of Taiwan wanted to be saddled with the problems of the mainland regardless of who the ruling powers are.
There is however no logical need for the Chinese of Taiwan to merge politically with the people of the mainland. Neither is there a need for the United States to merge with England etc. Racial lines need not require some sort of unified racial governance by the race anyplace on Earth.
Chinese communist leadership needn’t be concerned too much about western wishes for it to be politically regressive regarding territories. Fundamentally ‘western’ nations recognize the cruel subjugation of Tibet and the threats to Taiwan. Besides those issues China might be regarded as a nation of such immense population with such vast problems and challenges that the west may be thankful they don’t have any political responsibility for it. Capitalists of course like to profit from the Chinese human resources and consumption through sales and joint production ventures.
The historical western powers are also always concerned about increasing human rights in China and conserving human political and spiritual liberties domestically. Those seem to be threatened by purely secular authoritarian government expansion and socialism tends to undermine free enterprise.
That is all part of the challenging global situation where all 7.7 billion souls live, about how progress materially can occur with sustainable development even wile the ecosphere requires restoration as it is being rapidly depleted.

Crazy Horse and MLK are not Senator Warren's Distant Relatives

Elizabeth Warren declared at an Iowa campaign prep that she is a person rather than woman or man and is not a colored one. That disappoints many potential voters who are looking for a colored person to vote for in 2020.

Senator Warren has disappointed us before. It was proven that she is no more a red blooded American Indian any more than the average non-immigrant American whom has minuscule trace elements of that and European Jew in their blood. Now she is declaring that she is not a colored person either. Many had thought that she was a distant relative of Martin Luther King.

Why Not Triple the Number of Congressional Representatives

There have been quite a few republics in world history going back as far as 7th century B.C. India. Republics have a lot of adjustable parameters of course, so the name isn’t as meaningful as the form and structure.

Plato’s The Republic was nothing like a representational form of government. Instead two philosopher-kings trained since birth to serve the best interests of the people were made to rule society as dictators. The late philosopher Bertrand Russell called Plato a fascist. It is possible to have republics that are nothing more than claves of oligarchs.

Republics can be regarded as democracy with representatives overcoming the practical problems of distance and other factors that would prevent the majority of people from participating and voting. There is also the problem of occupational specialization such that ordinary citizens cannot spend the time to be well informed on every issue. In the early United States the distance from Washington D.C. of the states meant that all the citizens could not drop their plows off the horse and gallop to vote every day in D.C. before returning home to continue farming. Representative government was a practical adaptation to the challenges facing the designers of the constitution.

Representative government can be co-opted so the practical function is to represent special interests, just the rich or simply socialists in fact if not in law. Inflationary processes can hit a Congress of Representatives too with demographic growth driving up the cost of a campaign run at the office.

I wonder if the United States today has too few representatives per capita to adequately cover constituent opinions and to pay attention to political problems and challenges affecting the nation. Monetary currency is increased quantitatively by the treasury and Federal Reserve from the Bureau of Engraving when more money need be in circulation to serve the population.

The number of U.S. representatives probably should be tripled.

Friday, January 04, 2019

Unlimited Capitalism, Socialism and Corporatism are Wrong- One Remedy

The remedy to the over-concentration of wealth and all of the imperial problems that arise from that is a 90% tax on earnings of more than 1 million dollars annually and more than 50 million dollars in assets. Society requires people to have capital to start business ventures, invent and patent items and so forth, yet too much capital allows people to lever the market and end up buying businesses with capital that compounds and grows. Today one percent of the people have way too much wealth in the U.S.A. and control politics via the media and other means. It is as if the U.S.A. was taken over by Lord Fairfax, Lord Baltimore and peers.

The nation needs fresh free enterprise and politics as well as some of the old establishment in decent scale rather than as a scalar field that increases conquest and consolidation of national capital. Those out of work the longest should have tax credits given to employers for hiring them first. People should not be forced to poverty through networking of unemployment in a Las Vegas style gamed up Wall Street economy.

Networked capital is comparable to the gravitational field of a large star. People like stars and they serve a purpose. Yet too large and their gravitational attraction converts it into a black hole drawing in every planet and small object within a vast region into its orbit and event horizon. Too much concentrated capital snuffs independent political and free enterprise vectors. The Milky Way galaxy has a vast black hole at the center and the entire system orbits around it. The galaxy is a good thing yet because stars still remain moderately free and at a distance. The U.S.A. today is like that galaxy at a later yet not final stage were the black hole is much larger, the free planets fewer and more tightly bound in orbit around the black hole.

With a 90% tax rate on the most rich and the same rates as at present on everyone else the nation could go on a more creative and restorative path. It could pay off the public debt, provide fer high quality education for all citizens, better health care, restore the health of the ecosystem and finance new and different, more efficient yet less displacing transportation and living infrastructure. A fair minimum income for Americans would be innovated at about 6000 annually. A very large endowment to finance Eco-green patents and business start ups would be made to exist.

With people limited to owning shares in just three corporations the integrity of corporate development could resume. The military would continue to have solid financing at a slightly lower level; perhaps 20% off, and citizens would be required to perform 6 months of active reserve military training and eight years inactive reserve.

Socialism is wrong because it creates a low ceiling on individual independence of thought and business. Government should not run any business- free enterprise does that best and people should be allowed to help themselves to become rich, yet levering that wealth for further gain through Wall Street banks and business takeovers disrupts the integrity of the system. Democracy cannot survive vast concentration of wealth- it never has. Democracy requires that wealth so great as to intimidate, buy, corrupt and co-opt the system of political self-determination through an informed populace cannot be allowed to upsurge into existence as it has. One has evolved is corporatism- a political philosophy invented by the Italian Dictator Mussolini and used by Hitler in the Third Reich. In today’s political environment corporatism and authoritarian communism are likely to evolve a working relationship of rule over billions of poor and middle class subjects without any actual power for self-determination. The sad thing to me is that perhaps most will be happy with that.

Regarding the Sancutary City Rebellion or Sedition

It seems more like sedition rather than rebellion. The major parties have their own world views and are antipodes regarding legislation. Idiots anyway…corrupt, spoilt. Destining Americans pointless minion-peons for globalist corporatist-socialists with concentrated wealth and power.
While minimum wage went up 3.5 times the past 50 years the stock market went up from 850 to 23,000. Those extra trillions went to 1% of the people. Real Americans were left behind and are politically a herd to be controlled. President Obama making tax cuts for the 1% permanent was the final betrayal required for the end of democracy.

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Recurrent Cycles of New Year Historical Determinism

New Year 2020 could have new items like pink ladies high heels plastic drinking cups and floating sphere lamps a foot in diameter easy to relocate from room ceiling to ceiling, yet the usual political suspects with the same tired old planks will reappear. None know the difference between capitalism/corporatism/oilgharchy, socialism and free enterprise democracy,  so the emergent political choices remain those of pre-determined cyclical historical vectors negating intelligent choices of future determination.