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FACEBOOK PROTECTING NORTH KOREA?

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Today, I opened up Facebook to find myself logged out. When I looked closer, I found that I was banned for 3 days for the following post:

“North Korea has no business dictating Japan’s policy. Kim Jung Un should take a long walk off a short pier.”

This is very suspicious, so I did some research and learned that North Korea recently created a page on Facebook. Hmmm… so Facebook is now squashing any dissent of North Korea or their “dear leader”.

Since protecting an enemy of the US is considered Treason, I decided to file a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security. We’ll see how that goes.

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May 7, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Beware of Newegg—They Snitch on Customers!

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#BoycottNewegg

Newegg Lied to CT Customers, Turned Over Customer Data to Tax Authorities

Fellow computer builders:

Today I received a demand for sales tax payment from CT Dept of Revenue Services. It appears that Newegg sold out my personal information to CT DRS. As a result of their failure to keep my transaction private between them and me, the State of CT is harassing me for a sum close to $600.

This is to inform them that I WILL NO LONGER BE A CUSTOMER OF NEWEGG. Newegg has sold out its CT customers. Sales between you and customers are NO BUSINESS OF CT DRS!!

I WILL BE INFORMING MY CONTACTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO STEER CLEAR OF NEWEGG FROM NOW ON AND CONSIDERING JOINING A PENDING CLASS ACTION SUIT.

There are hundreds of angry CT Newegg customers discussing this online. A few are looking to hire an attorney and start a class action suit.

Newegg VOLUNTARILY gave up information to CT DRS without a fight, essentially throwing it’s CT customers under the bus.

For years, Newegg knowingly benefitted from increased sales, knowing it didn’t collect taxes from buyers. They had an advantage over Amazon in this way. By reaping this benefit for so long, and then screwing their customers with the State and potential civil and criminal penalties, Newegg has shown that it is the lowest of the low in doing business.

 

I recommend that CT customers of Newegg express their opinions of this ratting out to Newegg’s CEO. His contact information is below:

Newegg Inc

Mr Fred Chang, Founder
Email fred.chang@newegg.com

Postal Address

16839 East Gale Ave,
City Of Industry, CA, 91745

MCIK 0001341704

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March 4, 2018 at 5:09 pm

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School Shootings: An Opportunity to End Public Schools

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The time has come to put an end to Marxist indoctrination centers which are ‘gun free’ zones that make your children ‘fish in a barrel’ for deranged shooters.

How many children must die before Americans as a whole, recognize that the State cannot protect your children and that by grouping them in gun free zones, puts their lives at risk?

It is time to end this barbaric practice of compulsory indoctrination by the State, and with it, 80% of the cost of local government. Think about what YOU could do with an extra $8000 annually in your budget?

The Left has championed the phrase “never let a crisis go to waste.” We should also adopt that as an opportunity to take down the false paradigm of public ‘education’. With enough people fed up with the mass deaths in public schools, more people will turn to private schools and home schooling.

I have met home-schooled children, and all of them impressed me with their sensibility, unshackled imagination, and sheer level of knowledge about science, math and even politics, which far exceeds that of most adults one encounters. Meeting and talking in-depth with these kids makes me realize what a terrible disservice public schools are. They crush the spirit and the human soul, and cause much of the problems that result in the kids who are lease conformant to Marxist indoctrination to blow up in the most dramatic fashion.

We have a rare opportunity to convince the American public that public schools are a bad idea. We now understand that gun free zones are a target zone and that police on campus are incompetent fools collecting a paycheck. Anyone serious about shooting up a school would quickly cicumvent school ‘security’ officers.

For a long time, many have been aware that schools are breeding grounds for disease like influenza. Locking up large numbers of children in closed spaces makes an ideal germ spreading ground. Of course, Big Pharma profits off of this with the ever-increasing schedule of vaccines that are mandated for school children.

But ouside of traditional diseases, what do do with those brighter kids that won’t conform to Marxist indoctrination? Drug them with SSRIs and other chemicals that are black label drugs with known side effects that include violence, dillusions and hallucinations.

The fact that every school shooter to date has been administered SSRIs and anti-depressants should not go unnoticed. But the left leaning media, funded largely by advertizing from Big Pharma, willfully ignores it. And of course the media is quick to point the finger at guns, rather than the cause: deteriorating social fabric of American society.

So what happened? Why it is that in 1950, kids regularly brought their varmint rifles to school, the schools had marksmanship training and shooting competitions, and no one was ever shot?

What happened durng the 1960s that changed our culture? Our country, mostly comprised of peaceful, hard working white Europeans at the time, could not conceive of doing the heinous acts that kids regularlary engage in today. You can see it in pop culture. Music is a barometer of social and cultural health.

I lived in the northeast during the two major power blackouts. The one in 1965 saw nothing bad happen. People simply waited for the power to return. The phrase “where were you when the lights went out?” became a popular colloquialism at the time.

Just 12 years later, in 1977, another power blackout occured. But this time was different: riots, looting, robberies and violence dominated. What changed? The culture. This was the direct result of Lyndon Baines Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ of open door immigration, Black Power, and a shift away from earning and achievement to nihlism and entitlement.

In a short span of time, the population was replaced with the wrong kind of people and the Left gained an electorate. At the same time, Communists were taking over professorial positions at our major universities and inculcating Marxist ideas through the new curriculum at these iconic places of higher education. The stage was being set for a takeover of America.

So a once pieceful and more homogenous American population was being invaded by outsiders, many whom were savages from barbaric countries, and turned into turmoil. Along with the barbarism, was imported a new Electorate–one that would ensure Democrat party rule indefinitely in cities where they were able to increase their numbers sufficiently to exterminate the white vote.

While the Democrats got their electorate, what they lost was civility. But that was convenient because it means a raison d’être for the Prison Industrial Complex. In the years following the rise of the Left in the US, America became the largest penal population in the world, eventually exceeding evil Communist states as China and Russia. And all that money flows into Democrats’ (and quite a few Republicans’) pockets.

In conclusion, our social fabric has been polluted by the rewarding of savage cultural ideas and the uncontrolled immigration of the “poor, huddled masses” of MS13 gangs, and other seditious groups who hate our way of life and who want to murder us all. It should be no surprise that the disenfranchised children, lacking the moral compass their granparents relied upon, would do such acts as we have been witness to. It is the nation’s failure on a grand scale–the collpase of a morally bankrupt society that we are witnessing here.

In an among the confusion, we have an opportunity to shut down public education and return the power of education to the parents, where it belongs, not the State. We have the excuse now–the safety of our children and the inability of the State to guarantee any safety at all. Now, seize the moment. Pull your child from public school. Do it. Everyone. Now.

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February 19, 2018 at 12:29 pm

Why I’m Leaving Facebook & Why You Should Too

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Facebook locked me out of my account for 24 hours. I could not post anything, nor respond to customer messages in my business pages on Facebook. I could not respond to private instant messages. The Messenger app would not function either. There was no way for me to share a post, like or react to a post, etc. Even my wife, who is an admin on my business pages, could not post or answer messages from customers.
Facebook, Twitter and some other social media outlets are highly unreliable with an ability to shut you down or take down your content. Facebook in particular just hired 10,000 people to “police” what users write. I’m reading stories about people that are being banned for stuff they wrote on FB over a YEAR AGO. They are also using algorithms that look for words and photos that FB deems ‘offensive’. So you can be automatically banned by the system when one of these algorithms comes across your page.


These arbitrary and capricious acts by Facebook in an all out attack on free speech will not be tolerated. I am leaving Facebook.
The dangerous thing is that Facebook infects much of the internet. In order to log onto many discussion forums and post, or even to log into your B&H Photo account, or other online stores, you must have a Facebook account.
Android phones are polluted with a non-removable Facebook app that cannot be deleted, unless you root the phone.
You will find me on MeWe and Gab.ai. Let’s all move to social media sites that do not force us to live under the European Union’s idea of speech and communication, even though we live in the United States.
Together, if we all move out of Facebook, we can bring down this CIA-funded information gathering system. I will laugh out loud the day that Zuckerburglar goes bankrupt and can’t pay the taxes on his home and gets booted out onto the street. That man is an unscrupulous fiend who took advantage of the partner who made it possible for him to develop the social media platform. It seems likely that his wild success was not possible on its own–he took advantage of government funding to make this the ultimate tool to spy on Americans and others.
In late 2003, Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg asked a Harvard student named Eduardo Saverin, to deposit $15,000 in a bank account that would be accessible to both of them. The money, Mark promised, would go toward the servers needed to host a site that Mark wanted to develop. The site would be called TheFacebook.com. Eduardo agreed.
Saverin no longer works at Facebook. He hasn’t since 2005, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg diluted Saverin’s stake in Facebook and then booted him from the company.
Remember, on Facebook YOU ARE THE PRODUCT. Your personal information is being sold. You are being spied upon. And now they are getting bold and censoring what you are allowed to say on your own wall.
Facebook is unreliable. Your account can be shut down at any time, for any reason. Always have alternative means of communicating with the people you know on Facebook. Let’s all take down Facebook by leaving the platform and joining other social media sites that don’t censor. Together, we can take down this Communist system by starving it of its food source: us.

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/facebook-censorship-user-bans/

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December 30, 2017 at 4:42 pm

America’s Judgement Day

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Voters have the choice between a banana republic and the rule of law.

2016 could well be the year that marks a major inflection point in world history. We have the choice between continuing and escalating the corrupt establishment, and trying something unknown. Of course a lot of people fear the unknown.

So here’s what the likely outcomes are:

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A Hillary victory would spell the end of a free America. Her plans to impose an Australian style gun ban, tax estates at 65% and bullheadedly invade Syria against the Russian forces who are there on the invitation of the Syrian government, would lead to civil war on a local level, and quite possibly nuclear war between the two Superpowers.

A Trump victory would still largely be an unknown outcome, but statistically likely to be not as bad. Oh heck, nothing is as bad as nuclear war! Still, he’s made a lot of pie in the sky promises which I doubt he can see through to implemtation. But his promises resonate with the heartland of productive Americans. Would he be too soft on Russia? Perhaps. Or maybe not. But what of his negotiation skills? As a businessman, he’s honed them quite well. Can he adapt them to politics? That remains to be seen.

The voting public is sharply and bitterly divided for this election cycle. In my own circle of friends, I see and mentally categorize whom is voting for whom. So far, I’ve noted that my associates and friends who are government employees, or unemployed and enjoying government subsidies, or underemployed and on government assistance, are voting for Hillary. Of the CEOs, ordinary business owners, and productive working people that I know, Trump is their man. I also see a divide in the neighborhood. The new McMansion style homes that were built in the last few years have Hillary signs out front. The older homes of blue collar workers have Trump signs. A clear class division.

As of this writing, mid afternoon of election day, Hillary has a wide margin in her favor:

And look at all the blue states. This, my friends, is the result of fifty-plus years of Progressive Education.

It could be too early to call it. At least wait until working people get off from the job and go and vote. Maybe things will look brighter.

So what if it doesn’t turn around? What then? How much ammo do you have? How much food stored? Do you live in a fortified compound? Do you have a fallout shelter? Because if you don’t, and you live anywhere near a city, things are likely to get ugly in the coming year, especially when Hillary enacts her gun ban. She’ll need UN troops to enforce it, as no local police officer that I have spoken with on the matter would enforce it. As such, we have a Constitutional crisis on several fronts, not only the 2nd Amendment, but in terms of her eligibility for office, due to hear wreckless and careless handling of classified data, which is a felony. Remember, “Loose lips sink ships!”

As if pockets of civil war breaking out between the midwestern gun owners and the federal government were not enough, Hillary will likely start playing a wreckless game of Poke the Bear with the Russians over Syria. She doesn’t care. She’s at the end of her lifespan. She doesn’t care about the lives of her children, she’s in favor of partial birth abortion. She drinks and is often with a hangover. So if she’s out of it when that 3am call comes in that we’re at war with Russia, how is she going to act in a rational manner? Not likely. The remaining question is what are the odds we go all the way with Russia to war? And will a nuclear exchange be limited, or will both leaders day “to Hell with everything!” and unleash thousands of missiles? The other question is how good is the US missile shield? Back in the late ’60s, we had LASERs in development that were to be deployed in orbit, for the sole purpose of shooting down incoming Russian ICBMs. I don’t know if this system is still functional or was scrapped.

So what happens when the missiles start to fly? For a mild guess with a Hollywood look, see this:

The Day After (movie)

Mind you, that depicted a limited nuclear exchange. Russia has over 2,000 bombs over 1MT. And now has a bomb that is large enough to completely destroy an area the size of Texas. And it’s not single bombs anymore. Modern ICBMs have multiple warheads, so it’s almost impossible to shoot them out of the sky. Some will get through and do their damage.

So where are the targets? See the map below:

Nuclear Target Map
If you’re in ground zero, consider yourself lucky, for in nuclear war, the living shall envy the dead. If not, there are days, if not weeks of suffering from radiation sickness. Not to mention lack of food, potable water, electricity, sanitation. Even if, by some miracle, you’re out of the way and manage to escape deadly fallout, what about these other things? There isn’t going to be electricity or sanitation. Food? You’re kidding, right?

So the best policy is to avoid this scenario. Hillary must not make it to the White House! Even if nuclear war doesn’t happen on her watch, we will still be reduced to a nation of serfs, disarmed and subject to inordinate taxation, as we become a new Banana Republic.

Donald Trump is far from my vision of what would make a good president, but in light of the alternative, the decision is a no-brainer.

Written by basspig

November 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

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Home Fire Prevention Tips: How to Minimize Your Risk of Avoidable Fires

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Over the decades, I have given much thought to fire prevention. Not having the luxury of enough income to afford luxuries like fire and flood insurance, I realized that the first line of protection from these events is my responsibility. Here’s what I have learned over the years:

  1. Inspect your electrical system and have it repaired if necessary, by an electrician with forensic fire investigation experience. He will know more about how electrical fires start and know what to look for and how to correct it. From really idiotic things like pennies used as fuses, to non-armored wiring being chewed on by rodents, dangerous conditions can result from poor wiring practices, animal nests in the fuse/breaker panel, etc.
  2. Practice safe electrical habits. Don’t use old, frayed extension cords, or appliances in which the cord is cracked and can potentially become shorted. Don’t place electrical cords under carpets. When using appliances that get hot, such as toasters, hair dryers, electric skillets, always unplug them when not in use. Electric skillets can overheat if the thermostat contacts ‘weld’ themselves in the on position, causing the unit to overheat. Always attend to this type of appliance while in use and unplug it if it malfunctions.
  3. If you have an oil fire while cooking, DO NOT DOUSE WITH WATER. Doing so will make the oil fire spread to other parts of the kitchen. Instead, use a tight-fitting lid to cover the pan and quench the fire by starving it of oxygen.
  4. With the increase in laptops and cordless cell phones and tablets, modern households have a not often noticed fire hazard: the Lithium Ion batteries in these devices. Sometimes they fail, and an internal short can cause a lithium fire, which is nearly impossible to extinguish. Do not operate, store or charge these devices in the presence of flammable materials. That means don’t charge your phone on a nightstand next to a box of tissues. Should the battery overheat and vent flames, the tissues will rapidly accelerate this fire into a major fire. Best practice is to charge your devices on a sheet of steel plate. You can get a steel plate at a home repair store or hardware store. Better yet, charge in an open steel box. I also charge some of my devices on the concrete floor in the basement. Laptops, phones, tablets and several other portable media devices use these battery types and should be charged on a non-flammable surface, a couple feet away from anything flammable. Do not use them in bed! A friend of mine recently came home to what nearly could have been a house fire–his laptop caught fire on the coffee table. The wood burned deeply, but fortunately did not sustain combustion. Even so, it caused thousands of dollars in smoke damage to his home.
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  5. Heating systems. Another major cause of fire is heating systems. A properly maintained boiler or furnace is a good investment. Make sure your chimney is clean of creosote. Creosote can get hot enough under some conditions where it can ignite. A chimney fire is a well-aspirated fire–it burns like a flamethrower. This creosote buildup is of most concern if you run a wood burner. Oil furnaces should be tuned and operating properly. A poor fuel-air mixture can result in coking deposits in the flue, posing a fire hazard at some later time. If you have gas fired heat, regular inspection for leaks is good insurance against a catastrophe. On November 10, 2012, an explosion in the Richmond Hill subdivision in Indianapolis, Indiana in which two people died and five homes were completely destroyed; a total of 80 homes affected. If you currently use gas, you might consider converting to oil heat, as it is far safer.
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  6. Candles, including religious candles: Use only away from flammables. Use away from curtains, on a stable surface in a stable tip-resistant holder. Anticipate the unexpected, such as a toppled candle. Burning candles in a clear area where if they did fall, they could not come in contact with flammables.
  7. Torchiere lamps with halogen bulbs. These get VERY hot. I recall a fire some years back that got started because one of these was too close to draperies in the livingroom. Consider switching to safer LED lamps which operate at cooler temperatures. Side benefit, you’ll have lower electric bills. In fact, converting all incandescent lamps to LED will allow fixtures to operate cooler and reduce the risk of fire. Avoid the use of CFL lamps. Cheap ones can fail and some have started fires.
  8. Air ‘fresheners’ that you plug into your wall outlet. If you have any of these UNPLUG THEM IMMEDIATELY and dispose of them. When I was working at a tower site, I had the opportunity to chat with a Fire Marshall from Old Saybrook, CT. He informed me that the leading cause of house fires at that time (2005-06) was these plug in air fresheners. What happens is a heating element heats a ‘wick’ and causes the fragrant oil to evaporate into the air. Some of these mechanisms fail, overheating the oil to its flash point. Since the oil itself is flammable, you have an instant fire, fueled by its own accelarant.
    airfreshenerfire
  9. Clothes dryers: The tubing that vents the hot air from your dryer builds up lint. This tubing should be cleaned out once a year, along with any grates that may be present to prevent squirrels from entering the dwelling through the vent. Clean the lint filter after each load. If possible, use the low heat setting and run the cycle for a bit longer. Don’t operate dryers while away or while sleeping.
  10. Cars and trucks and other fuel-equipped vehicles: Don’t store or park them inside a garage that is part of the lower level of the dwelling. If possible, store lawnmowers, chain saws, fuel, oil, etc., in a garden shed at least 30′ from the dwelling. Park your car in the driveway, at least 20′ from the house, if you have the room. Cars have been a significant cause of the worst dwelling fires, even when turned off. For example, some Ford and Lincoln models have caught on fire while parked, due to a faulty switch on the brake master cylinder. The switch shorts out and, using the brake fluid as fuel, starts a rapidly spreading fire.
  11. Lightning safety: There are some things you can to do minimze risk here, though not completely. One is having a good grounding system for the electrical service where it enters the house. And underground feed is a help, too. Having masonry installed where the electric service enters the home can deny a lightning strike the fuel it needs to start a major fire. A good surge suppression system involving coils of heavy wire in a separate NEMA box before the service enters the final surge suppressor can reduce the energy of a lightning strike at a nearby pole to levels which will not ignite wiring inside the walls. Use of armored wiring or steel conduit greatly reduces risk of fire from both lightning and shorts caused by rhodent damage to wiring. Avoid tall metal structures or antennas on your rooftop. If you must have an antenna, use a mast some distance from the house and bury the feed line underground to the house.
  12. Use of BBQ grills: When cooking, always use the grill outdoors, away from overhangs and not in the garage. Grilling on the back deck is okay if the grill is at the far end of the deck, furthest from the dwelling wall. When using charcoal briquettes, allowing proper cool down before disposal is essential Briquettes can remain hot enough to start fires the morning after a BBQ. When disposing of the ashes, do so in a pit and douse the pit with a garden hose. For gas grills, make sure the grill lights immediately. A grill that doesn’t ignite, but continues to vent gas is a potential bomb. Always supervise the use of the grill and when done with cooking, turn off the gas valved on the gas canister.
  13. Holidays/Christmas trees: A tragedy every year in the making are lights that get hot combined with dried out pine needles. If you use a real tree, keep it well watered. Switch from incandescent to LED lights for added safety. Make sure the proper size fuse is installed in the string, so as to safely disconnect the string should there occur a short somewhere in the string. Inspect your string wiring before decorating the tree each year. Discard any that should signs of wear, such as broken insulation.
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  14. Smoking: Don’t smoke in bed! Believe it or not, this is a major cause of smoking related fires. Don’t toss your butts on the ground near leaves or anything else that can burn. Don’t throw into a trash receptacle–other flammables like paper may be in there and ignite from the embers of the cigarette/cigar butt. Don’t smoke around any volatile chemicals, fuels, nail polish remover, etc.

These are a few of the major fire risks that typical home dwellers must contend with. In the event that a fire DOES happen, make sure that you have smoke alarms at key locations in the home, situated such that their activation will awaken the most sound sleeper. In addition, I recommend CO alarms, because if a heating system malfunction should occur, causing carbon monoxide to build up in the living space, it can kill you without any aromatic warnings (it’s odorless). This is especially important is you MUST park a car in the attached garage. Exhaust fumes can build up in the living space.

More information can be found at the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/resources/safety-tip-sheets .

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June 11, 2016 at 5:51 pm

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The Case for Eugenics

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Why Sending Aid to Under-Developed Nations is Immoral

It sounds like a dangerous title, “Eugenics,” because we have been programmed by media for decades that Eugenics is bad. But there are two kinds of eugenics that can be practiced: Active Eugenics and Passive Eugenics. It is the Active kind that have been the hallmark of monsters like Hitler and Stalin. However, lets discuss the only moral form of Eugenics: the witholding of aid to under-developed nations.

For decades, we have seen the campaigns on television, the teary-eyed Sally Struthers, begging us to open our hearts and our wallets to “save the children” of some despotic hell hole in Africa or South America. This campaign has been profitable for the sponsoring agencies. Foreign aid foundation presidents enjoy rather extravagent salaries. And the whole thing rests on the premise that people are altruistic and short-sighted. That is, they only care about the short term goal, the “feel good” sensation of believing they have helped even one child to be fed for another day. It is a strongly engrained emotion among the religious people of affluent nations, and their engrained altruistic beliefs make them feel guilt for their economic success. So they give money, to the tune of millions of dollars ever year.

Now here is the problem. Anyone who has been to a state park in the Northwest United States has probably seen a sign warning visitors not to feed the bears because they will become dependent on the visitors and forget how to provide for themselves. The same principal applies to people. And a famous witicism, “feed a man a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.”

Aid to under-developed nations is feeding a man a fish. Unfortunately, the problem is much worse than dependency. When starving populaces are fed with food they did not produce themselves, they breed faster and become even more needing of food. Their numbers multiply quickly and food aid must be ramped up to keep the level of starvation in check. But it’s a nasty viscious cycle and it is cruel to the primative people themselves.

Why is aiding starving people cruel? Because aid begets more starvation which demands more aid. Feeding primative people enables them to have a false sense of civilization and that false security enables them to breed more rapidly. But they have not evolved to generate their own food supply. Aid is increasing their numbers without increasing their IQ and their knowledge.

For those who remember the popular TV series Star Trek, we can draw one very nice principal: the Prime Directive. It is the highest law of space travel in the Federation of Galaxies: non-intervention. Observe. Communicate. But DON’T intervene. Hands off. Leave each species to evolve at its own pace. This is a law which we on Earth would be wise to observe. Our failure to do so has created numerous crisis around the world. In fact, feeding the poor has resulted in many more starving, because the populations receiving aid start breeding in a manner and at a rate that would not naturally occur with food scarcety limiting breeding behavior.

Nature knows best. The continents are separate for a reason. Different peoples evolve at different rates because of this. Society has this foolish notiont that it must lift every being to the level of ‘civilized man’, but it is a faulty assumption, because some peoples have another 10,000 years of evolving to do before they are ready to fit the description of ‘civilized’.

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April 18, 2016 at 11:16 am