Ferguson – Michael Brown and Personal Responsiblity

Freedom brings men rudely and directly face to face with their own personal responsibility for their own free actions.
Frank Meyer, In Defense of Freedom (1962)

At what point in our society did personal responsibility fall to the wayside? It is as if we are no longer personally responsibility for the choices we make, the behaviors we engage in or the words we use, rather we are a victim based society where other individuals and outlying issues are used to place blame for the choices we make. And what exactly has this accomplished? A vicious cycle breeding more offenders who bear zero responsibility for their behaviors while the victims suffer the blame, society is to blame, parents, siblings and neighbors are to blame. Everyone and everything is to blame for the offenders behavior, except the offender. Queue in Ferguson, Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson.

During the entire Ferguson ordeal between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown, at what point was Michael Brown responsible for the outcome of that tragic day? Was it Brown’s responsibility when he chose to rob a convenience store? Was it Brown’s responsibility when he chose to assault the store clerk who confronted him for the theft? Was it Brown’s responsibility at the point he chose to viciously attack Officer Darren Wilson in his patrol car? Was it Brown’s responsibility when he chose to try and steel Officer Darren Wilson’s duty weapon from him? Was it Brown’s responsibility when he chose to leave the scene of his crime or was it when he turned around and charged at Officer Darren Wilson like a defensive lineman?

At what point, in any of those given situations was it Michael Brown’s responsibility for his own actions; how at any given point in each of those steps, had Brown chosen differently, the proceeding events would not have occurred?

Certain segments within our society choose to ignore the behaviors Brown chose to engage in and instead attack the officer, but why? Because Brown is dead? An 18 year old adult male who was shot while in commission of a violent felony against a police officer, one that would have ended the police officers life had, at any point Brown accomplished the task of continually beating the officer while successfully stealing his duty weapon. There is no reason to steal an officers duty weapon other than to further engage in the crime you are currently choosing to commit. If not, then why try to steal an officers duty weapon while the officer is seated in his patrol car struggling with you as you are beating on him?

It is as though Officer Darren Wilson should have sat in his patrol car, allowed Brown to viciously beat him, possibly take his gun and shoot him with it; and that because Wilson did not, he is now somehow, at least in the eyes of a certain segment of our society, responsible for the outcome of Brown and Brown’s own choices.

Michael Brown, like most of humanity have (had) free will. Brown made his conscious choices, but with those choices came responsibilities to those choices. Maybe it is here, that humanity learns a lesson from its blessing of free will and obligation to mind its choices and own the rewards and consequences that come with those choices.

“See now, how men consider us gods responsible [aitioi] for what is after all nothing but their own folly. Look at Aigisthos; he must needs make love to Agamemnon’s wife unrighteously and then kill Agamemnon, though he knew it would be the death of him; for I sent Hermes to warn him not to do either of these things, inasmuch as Orestes would be sure to take his revenge when he grew up and wanted to return home. Hermes told him this in all good will but he would not listen, and now he has paid for everything in full.” Zeus  via Homer’s The Odyssey


The American Dream: “It’s Called The American Dream Because You Have To Be Asleep To Believe It”~ George Carlin


But there is a reason, there’s a reason. There is a reason for this. There is a reason education sucks. And its the same reason that it will never ever ever get fixed. Its never gonna get better. Don’t look for it. Be happy with what you got. Because the “owners” of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now. The big wealthy businesses interests that control things and make all the important decisions. Forget about the politicians; politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have the Freedom of Choice.

YOU DON’T! You have no choice.

You have owners. THEY OWN YOU! They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They have long since paid for and bought the Senate, Congress, State Houses, the City Halls. They got the judges in their back pockets.They own all the big media companies so they control just about all the news and information you get to hear.

They got ya by the balls!!!

They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying, lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else.

But I’ll tell you what they  don’t want – they do not want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They do not want a well informed well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that.That doesn’t help them. That is against their interest


They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around the kitchen table and figure out how badly they are getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fucking years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork and just dumb enough to passively accept all of these increasing shittier jobs with the lower pay, longer hours, reduced benefits, end of overtime and the vanishing pension that disappears the minute you go to collect it.

Now they’re coming for your Social Security. They want your fucking retirement money. They want it back so they can give it to their criminal friends on Wall Street. And ya know something, they’ll get. They’ll get it all from ya  sooner or later because they own this fucking place.

It’s a big club and YOU AIN’T IN IT! You and I are not in the Big Club.

By the way its the same Big Club they use to beat you over the head with all day long when they tell you what to believe. All day long when they are telling you in the media what to believe, what to think and what to buy.

The table is tilted folks. The game is rigged. And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. Good honest hard working people; white collar blue collar, it doesn’t matter what color shirt you have on. Good honest hard working people continue, these are people of modest means, continue to elect these rich cock suckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t give a fuck about you. They don’t care about you.

At all! At All! At All!

And nobody seems to notice. Nobody seems to care. And that is what the owners count on. The fact that Americans will probably remain willfully ignorant about the Big Red, White and Blue dick that is being jammed up their ass holes every day.

Because the owners of this country know the truth: Its called the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.

Stop Labeling the Troops ‘Heroes’


Stop Labeling the Troops ‘Heroes‘, rants Salon reporter David Masciotra; a reporter no doubt protected under the First Amendment that was secured and is still secured for him by the very people he dictates to you not to view as heroes. I suppose the irony is lost on this poor soul.

Take careful note that in the very first sentence of his nonsensical diatribe, he not only takes a jab at our men and women in uniform but ignorantly decided that invoking race into the equation is absolutely necessary so as to encourage more “outrage” from the start. As though only a white man, or as Masciotra put it “put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him.” only wear the military uniform armed with a gun.

I often wonder if free people, like Masciotra ever realize what would have taken place had Al Qaeda been fully successful on 9/11; had they been permitted to inflict even more damage and infiltrated America further, so much so to the point that his Freedom of Speech and the Press would be significantly violated. Doubtful, as individuals like Masciotra take this for granted as an absolute with no ongoing protections necessary.

The fools. How was Afghanistan in the 1960’s vs Today?

This may be cut directly from a Hollywood script but I think it illustrates a point that may be forgotten here:

” Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don’t want the truth, because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall. You need me on that wall. We use words like “honor”, “code”, “loyalty”. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said “thank you”, and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to! ” – COL N. Jessup (USMC)

Because I am sure in Afghanistan, Syria, Saudi Arabia or Iran, women would be permitted to behave exactly like this woman did and men would be allowed to take a crap on that country’s flag in public without fear of being beaten, or worse; you know, because Freedom of Speech is exactly the same across the globe that never needs protection: 1231313          OWS_Crapper1

What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?

After a federal judge in Idaho recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, ordained ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city of Coeur d‘Alene, were asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony. According to Fox News , the ministers declined to perform the wedding due to their opposition to same-sex marriage. However, because the Hitching Post wedding chapel is registered as a for-profit business rather than a church or place of worship (although the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a “religious corporation” limited to performing “one-man-one-woman marriages as defined by the Holy Bible”), they must comply with a local nondiscrimination ordinance that was passed last year. The question that is most puzzling to me is why did the gay couple choose to do business with that particular wedding chapel? Were there not any other places that they could have gone (such as the Justice of the Peace) to have their wedding performed? Why did the gay couple in Colorado approach the Christian Bakery? Were there no other bakeries in their city or town? It appears that the gay community is targeting Christians and the Christian church. If that is indeed the case, what do they want from the church?

via What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?.

US Spends the MOST on Education than any other country, Yet Ranks in the Twenties in Performance

US Spends Most on education

This is one ranks in the top ten of my favorite: If you don’t support higher taxes for schools, you hate children.

The US spends more than any other country on education, an average of $91,700 per student between the ages of six and fifteen. That’s not only more than other countries spend but it is also more than better achieving countries spend.

The United States spent more than $11,000 per elementary student in 2010 and more than $12,000 per high school student. When researchers factored in the cost for programs after high school education such as college or vocational training, the United States spent $15,171 on each young person in the system — more than any other nation covered in the report.

That sum inched past some developed countries and far surpassed others. Switzerland’s total spending per student was $14,922 while Mexico averaged $2,993 in 2010. The average OECD nation spent $9,313 per young person.

As a share of its economy, the United States spent more than the average country in the survey. In 2010, the United States spent 7.3 percent of its gross domestic product on education, compared with the 6.3 percent average of other OECD countries. Denmark topped the list on that measure with 8 percent of its gross domestic product going toward education.

And teachers pay compared to other countries?

The average first-year high school teacher in the United States earns about $38,000. OECD nations pay their comparable educators just more than $31,000.

That trails Luxembourg, which pays its first year teachers more than $72,000 a year, but far exceeds the $10,000 paid to first-year high school teachers in Slovakia. Among all educators, U.S. payrolls are competitive. The average high school teacher in the United States earns about $53,000, well above the average of $45,500 among all OECD nations.

California Continues to Lead the Nation with the Highest Poverty Rate


For all of the hype over “Red State vs Blue State” one would believe that California has a low “welfare” population and state debt. The previous post points out how California is possibly approaching $1 TRILLION in state debt alone, and yet the US Census Bureau has bestowed another title unto California other than the winner of the Massive Debt plaque; the State of California also leads the nation with the highest poverty rate amongst all states and Washington DC.

California continues to have – by far – the nation’s highest level of poverty under an alternative method devised by the Census Bureau that takes into account both broader measures of income and the cost of living.

Nearly a quarter of the state’s 38 million residents (8.9 million) live in poverty, a new Census Bureau report says, a level virtually unchanged since the agency first began reporting on the method’s effects.

Yes Democrats – be proud of your heavy tax burden state, almost $1 Trillion in debt and highest poverty rate in the nation. SMH*
Cali Poverty rate 2013

California’s $800 BILLION Wall of State Debt

848 Billion Cali State Debt

I am often amused, listening to staunch Democrat supporters who regurgitate the whole “Red State vs Blue State” diatribe without an ounce of even comprehending how ignorant that statement sounds, let alone comprehend that it is typically their cities/states racking up the most debt.


Let’s take California for example: US Census Bureau released their stats indicating that California has the HIGHEST poverty rate of all states, and while some state that it is because they have the highest population, all one has to point out is that Texas has the second highest population yet they are not the state listed with the second highest poverty rate in the nation.

Then we take a peek at California’s real state debt and one notices that on a generous note, the state is only running a $423 BILLION state debt and counting; only “more than likely” platform, the state is running close to $848 BILLION in state debt.

California State Debt Clock