Politics And The Welfare Or Abusive State

Politics And The Welfare Or Abusive State; Fiction, My Original

Briefly

By Edward Fagan

Politics and public assistance

Politics, according to some politicians, should not participate in any kind of welfare activity. It should, instead, stop the very rich from paying any portion of the tax burden they are carrying.

These politicians therefore aim to gradually have the lower classes pay all of the taxes collected. All this time they are trying to win the votes of the lower classes. The lower classes we all know, cast the majority of election votes.

These politicians do all of this while they try to close down such services as Medicare,  Medicaid and Planned Parenthood. These are the very social services on which their grassroots supporters happen to depend.

Politics and the other state

Many politicians who long to free society of all aspects of the welfare state, want to create the other state. This other state, the abusive state, is the utopian dream of these politicians.

In this abusive state, these politicians, their relatives, their very wealthy tax-exempted friends and business associates exist above the law. This group is free of all moral and financial accountability. Their businesses, likewise, are free of all moral, financial and environmental regulation.

Moral, social and economic justice do not exist for this type of politician. Here too, everyone else is on their own or at the mercy of the all powerful political and corporate masters. Many will need these masters’ personal patronage, from cradle to grave.

History speaks and beckons against the abusive state, but will these political and corporate masters respond as they should?

by Edward Fagan

(Briefly is a short, once-weekly feature where I look at a topic of interest.)

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Regional Integration And Its Possibilities

Regional Integration And Its Possibilities

By Edward Fagan

Regional integration, the good side

Regional integration can succeed among countries that are fiercely nationalistic. This is only likely to happen, however, if political union is optional for each country.

Those countries, therefore, who prefer to relinquish their sovereignty can have full integration. Those, who thus prefer not to do so, can remain sovereign independent states.

Countries participating in the integration process who remain sovereign can still benefit from, and contribute to the community. They and the community can pursue: Bilateral trade, joint development and investment ventures, and cooperation in several areas.

These areas of cooperation can include: crime and drug trafficking detection and prevention, and education and training. They can also cooperate their efforts in: disease prevention and control, and responses to shared environmental concerns. Finally, they can also work together in mutually using the sea as an economic resource.

The topics I mention in this piece are relevant to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This well-intentioned agreement involves the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Regional integration, the problems

Sovereignty is precious, we must never relinquish it.  We will suffer several disadvantages if we relinquish our sovereignty to become a part of a regional super state.

These disadvantages include our having to abolish immigration processing procedures for persons from other territories in the region. We will thus have to allow them unrestricted entry into our country at all times.

They will therefore enter without having to produce any documents at all. This same unchecked and undocumented entry will apply to aircraft and seacraft entering our country from the region.

Criminals, drug dealers, money launderers, drug addicts and drugs from the region will flood our country without any trace. Other undesirable persons such as prostitutes and people with certain diseases will also do the same. These people will put our health care, social services, housing and such sectors at risks. The demographics of our country will also change permanently, and we might one day, just end up losing our country.

I can recall examples in history of a people losing their identity and country. The latter-mentioned conditions above can contribute to this unfortunate situation becoming a harsh reality.

by Edward Fagan

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Anti-science Supporters and Climate Change

The End of Life for A Man Who Has A Secret; Anti-science Supporters And Climate Change

By Edward Fagan

“For the cause that needs assistance, against the wrongs that need resistance”
Anti-science campaign

Anti-science congressmen and senators in the U.S. are increasing their campaign against climate science. They are also campaigning against government policy that aims to halt global warming. This anti-science movement, however, is not new and is traceable back to the early modern era.

Shortly after 1514 the Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus published a book about the workings of our solar system. The Roman Catholic Church banned this book because it contradicted their teaching on the subject. They continued to ban it for decades after his death in 1543.

The Mathematician, Physicist and Astronomer Galileo Galilei confirmed and advocated the research findings of Copernicus. In 1633, at the end of inquisition proceedings, the Roman Catholic Church convicted him of heresy. The church placed him under house arrest until his death in 1642.

This current movement against climate science in the U.S. congress and senate is holding its inquisition against the scientists first. Hopefully, after they silence the scientists then they will destroy the regulators. Finally, they will end all regulation of the large corporations whose interests they are so fond of defending.

A the end of the day, large corporations would have destroyed our planet, our race, and they themselves. They would have carried out the perfect suicide mission, the perfect terrorist plot!

by Edward Fagan

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Progress, History And Leadership

Empathy Is An Important Quality; Progress, Time And Conservatism

An original essay

by Edward Fagan

Progress, is it inevitable?

Progress is inevitable in all important areas of life, history shows. Every man should have the right of access to such improvement as it comes. Some leaders, however, are against allowing such universal access to improvement.

Such leaders also see access to progress as a special right reserved for a privileged few. These leaders think and act like this where ever they are. They often live a life of decadence, corruption and immorality, and blatantly disregard the rights of women and certain groups.

The policies they implement often serve the personal and other interests of their small circle of friends and associates.  Their policies serve their interests while quietly suppressing the majority and depriving them of opportunities for improvement.

These leaders do not learn from the lessons of history. King Louis XV1 is a good example of how such leaders will rule when given a free hand. His and his monarchy’s fate, consequently, show the likely outcome of such rulership.

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Islam, A Few Little Known Facts

Homepage; Islam, A Few Little Known Facts

An original essay

by Edward Fagan

Islam, an overview

Islam makes news headlines ever so often, but there are a few things many do not know about this religion.

The word Allah is a derivative of the Arabic word Al-ilah. During pre-Islamic times, Al-ilah was the name of the moon god who married to the sun goddess. This pagan god fathered several daughters, including Al-Lat, Al-Uzza and Mannat. The Quran mentions these three daughters as goddesses in Sura 53: 19-20.

The Arabs worshipped Allah the moon god, and 359 other pagan gods, at a temple called the Kabah in Mecca. Here, each god had its own idol. The Arabs worshipped these 360 pagan gods by observing 4 customs which all Muslims still observe today. I state these 4 customs in the next paragraph.

Bowing toward Mecca, they prayed at specific times during the day. They made a pilgrimage to mecca. To the poor, they gave alms. They fasted during the day for a month, which began and ended with the appearance of the crescent moon. The crescent moon was the symbol for the moon god Allah.

The above information shows that Islam is old Arab pagan religion under another name.

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Famous Liar Holding High Political Office

Famous Liar Holding High Political Office

An original essay written by Edward Fagan

Famous liar, the background 

Famous liar that he is, this president was telling lies long before he entered politics. For example, he relentlessly advocated that the then president was not an American by birth. The president therefore, he claimed, legally was not the president.

He, Of course, was telling not one but two lies. The then president is an American by birth. His U.S. long form birth certificate proves that. He legally was the president. (U.S. law states that the president must be an American by birth.)

Among past presidents some, instead of telling lies, have refused to answer questions directly. Some too, instead of telling lies, totally and politely have refused to answer certain questions. A few occasionally have lied, but mostly by accident. Fewer still have lied deliberately, and then only on a few rare occasions.

This president sets a new, very low standard for telling lies among future presidents. He deliberately has been telling lies every day since entering office.

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Famous liar, here is some proof

Below are some examples of the president’s lies. I include at least one lie for every month (to July) since his inauguration on 20th January 2017.

25th January : “Take a look at the Pew reports (which show voter fraud.)”. (The report never mentioned voter fraud.).

29th January : “The Cuban-Americans, I got 84 percent of that vote. (There is no support for this.).

16th February : “We got 306 because people came out and voted like they’ve never seen before so that’s the way it goes. I guess it was the biggest Electoral College win since Ronald Reagan.” (George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama all won bigger margins in the Electoral College.)

22nd March : “NATO, obsolete, because it doesn’t cover terrorism. They fixed that.” (It has fought terrorism since the 1980’s.).

11th April : “I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’ know Steve.”. (He knew Steve Bannon since 2011.).

4th May : “We’re the highest taxed nation in the World.” (We’re not.).

22nd June : “Former Homeland Security Advisor Jeh Johnson is latest top intelligence official to state there was no grand scheme between Trump & Russia.”. (Johnson, who had a different title, didn’t say that.).

19th July : “But the F.B.I. person reports directly to the president of the United States, which is interesting.”. (He reports directly to the attorney general.).

Famous liar, the lies persist

He is not a consistent liar either. He tells different lies on the same topic as time passes.

This president failed to keep a campaign promise. He refused to brand China a currency manipulator. After this, he continued to change his false statement about when China stopped its currency manipulation. China stopped currency manipulation in 2014.

This president changed his untruthful claim about when China ended its currency manipulation, on the dates shown below.

  • 21st April : “from the time I took office”
  • 29th April : “during the election”
  • 30th April : “as soon as I got elected”
  • 01st May  : “since I started running”
  • 04th May  : “since I’ve been talking about currency manipulation”
Famous liar, why he lies?

Can anyone explain why this president constantly tells lies. Republican Senator Bob Corker said recently that the president so far has demonstrated instability rather than success. Senator Corker suggested that the president “move way beyond himself”. Senator Corker has been one of the president’s strongest supporters in congress. Gordon Humphrey is a former New Hampshire Republican Senator. He says Trump is “impaired by a seriously sick psyche”.

The U.S. ratified the 25th Amendment to the constitution 50 years ago. This amendment allows the creation of a body to determine the mental and other fitness of prospective and serving presidents. Congress, so far, has not created such a body. This president’s behaviour is about to change that. Former constitutional law professor, Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and over 28 co-sponsors now seek the creation of such a body.

Yale Forensic Psychiatrist Bandy Lee is presently creating a committee of psychiatrists and other experts. This committee will advise congress on the president’s mental health. Lee is also editor of the upcoming book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump”. Twenty seven mental health professionals contributed to that book.

Tony Schwartz co-authored a book with the president in 1987. Now he is one of his critics. He said recently : “Trump is prima facie mentally ill. It doesn’t take a psychiatrist to make that diagnosis. It is obvious on its face”. Some psychiatrists view the president as suffering from narcissistic personality disorder.

It seems he lies because he is mentally ill. This is a serious problem. How do we solve this problem? Exercise our right to vote. We will vote for Democrats only, in 2018. We will vote against him in 2020.

By Edward Fagan

Lunatics, Leadership And War

Lunatics, Leadership And WarHello, can you spare a moment?

Lunatics and leadership

Lunatics have the same rights as the rest of us. Should they, however, have the right to fill positions of great responsibility? Jobs that come to mind are high political office, and executive positions in the civil service and the private sector.

History tells us no. Madmen wielded political power during the 1930’s and 1940’s and the world suffered immensely because of it. America attacked General Hideki Tojo with nuclear weapons before he surrendered. The Allies defeated Hitler and Mussolini with God’s help and America’s massive might.

Once again, however, we are in an era of madman political leaders. Two boy kings remind us of this whenever they talk about setting each other on fire with nuclear bombs.

We must prevent these dotards from leading us. There should be a test to determine the mental state of all politicians. In addition to this, here is the only professional field which is open to all regardless of qualifications.

God, protect us until the return of our Messiah.

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