Sam Gerrans – Is America on the brink of a meltdown?

October 18th, 2015 No comments

Writer Sam Gerrans argues that America is like a truck being loaded up with Semtex, a highly stable plastic explosive that will explode only if you have the right detonator. 

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Sam Gerrans, photo credit, Twitter.

1) Gerrans points to the very small part of the population that is involved in agriculture; so if the food chain is disrupted, the store shelves go bare in just a few days.

2) Not unlike MHC leader Sam Zell (see Our Way of Life is Very Much Threatened), Gerrans sees fiat paper money (vs. a gold and silver backed standard) and potential loss of being the world reserve currency as a threat to the U.S.. Gerrans thinks many of our American wars in recent decades are about oil. The world and the people of the U.S., he says, are tired of it.  

While that view could be disputed or modified, what is certain is that a loss of imported oil to the U.S. Economy would indeed trigger a series of ‘economic explosions’ in our nation and abroad. Not Gerrans, but others believe that such might be Vladimir Putin’s end goal in Russia filling the vacuum of the U.S. withdraw from the Middle East.  What if Russia and Iran controlled the flow of oil out of the Persian Gulf and the Middle East? What if Russia choked that oil off from the U.S. and other western nations?

3) A growing use of mind-altering drugs also creates social risk, Gerrans states. Withdrawal from drugs which have lead to lone wolf attacks on unarmed citizens are cited.  What if a disruption in the drug supply chain hit the U.S.?  Would we see rapidly escalating violence as a result?

4) A loss of traditional more values.  The poverty of the Great Depression in the 1930s did not lead to a huge surge in crime, Gerrans says: “People were brought up with a conception of morals and right and wrong. Frugality and prudence were prized virtues. Communities were generally fairly cohesive.”  Not so today, he says, when: “Relative to then, society today is undisciplined, unrealistic and selfish.”  

Gerrans points to violence and death in stores on Black Friday to get a discounted item as just one sign of that moral breakdown in America.  

Not Gerrans…

Gerrans doesn’t say it, but others do. While the U.S. and North America could be energy independent, we are still not there.  We are dependent on OPEC’s oil today, and this is but one of many reasons why true energy independence ought to be a U.S. and North American priority.

Gerrans doesn’t say it, but others do: “Know God, Know Peace.  No God? No Peace.”  Others point to the fact that when God and traditional moral values are marginalized in society, that historically the ‘god of big government‘ begins to loom ever larger.

Make no mistake, I’m not arguing for all that Gerrans says or believes. But his topic and those 4 points cited above are worthy of serious discussion.

It isn’t religion, as some claim, that causes most wars. It is often the lack of faith-based behavior that fuels the Hitlers, Stalins, Pol Pots and Mao Tse Tungs of modern history.  “Democide,” or Death By Government, says University of Hawaii professor emeritus R.J. Rummel, documents wars and mass murder of a population’s own people caused by the godless – those acts dwarfs the deaths caused by religious disputes.

The MH Industry’s members ought to hold themselves to high ethical standards, and must be engaged in the deeply problematic challenges of our time.  Indeed, many in MH are.  

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We can’t fix the world solo, but that is no excuse not to fix that which we are able to be engaged in.  

The optimist doesn’t curse the down pour, or look at the rain and deny it exists.  The wise optimist looks at the rain, grabs the umbrella and is thankful for the harvest that a tended crop yields following the rains.

America can get through this time, but we must be willing to go below mere surface issues, PC talk and bumper sticker slogans to arrive at solutions that will benefit our society and thus we as professionals. ## 

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Tree of Liberty – Blood of Patriots and Tyrants

September 6th, 2015 No comments

 

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  –

Thomas Jefferson

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M. Ghandi – The Seven Dangers of Human Virtue

September 4th, 2015 No comments

Dr Good Heart shared this via Google Plus.

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Credit Dr. Good Heart via Google Plus.

 

 

Glorifying the Misfits!

August 1st, 2015 No comments

Tony,

Here’s to the Crazy Ones, The Misfits, The Rebels, The Troublemakers, The Round Pegs in the Square Holes; The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy ones, we see genius. Because the People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

  • paraphrasing Steve Jobs, Apple Inc.

The only person’s opinion in sales that counts is the customer.

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Steven Lefler
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Modular Lifestyles

Ronald Reagan Video – on Why Freedom Isn’t Free

July 20th, 2015 No comments

This classic and timeless video serves as a reminder of why freedom isn’t free.

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Montesquieu – About The Law…

July 20th, 2015 No comments

Quote of the Week

“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.” – Montesquieu

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A Politically Incorrect Fourth of July 2015

July 3rd, 2015 No comments

independenceday-freedom-dwight-eisenhower-credit-happy-daily-images-inspiration-blog-mhpronews-In the wake of tragic deaths in a South Carolina black church at the hands of a man who said he wanted to start a race war, there has been wide ranging comments from across the political spectrum. For the next few moments, we’ll focus only on one by Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam. Farrakhan has said that it’s not just the Confederate battle flag that is a symbol of racial oppression, but that the U.S. flag is also such a symbol. Considering the fact that Islam has centuries of history of slavery, forced conversions, 2nd class treatment of women under Sharia law, etc., who is the black Muslim leader presume to be to lecture America’s founding fathers and our republic’s banner?

Recent crime statistics show that some 90% of crimes in the U.S. are black on black, or that 83% of crimes against whites are white on white. The uniting of South Carolina’s Indian-American Governor – Nikki Haley, their black Senator – Tim Scott and white senator Lindsey Graham, along with thousands of citizens from all walks of life on a Unity Bridge was compelling. All were praying and working for peace in the wake of the racist crime. Such examples proves that the South – and the nation at large – have moved ahead.

Including and beyond the issue above, as the Masthead blog post linked here quickly reviews, there is an attempt by some to re-write American history. The facts reviewed strong suggest that we have much to be proud of in America on this 4th of July.

There is also much work to do if we are to protect and build upon the heritage of the Founding Fathers. Together with others of good will, let’s get to work. Let’s not let race baiters, socialists, radical jihadists, atheists or others cloud our clear beliefs. Let’s get clarity on the proud history of American Exceptionalism. Let the silent majority come together to just say “no” to the politically correct view of our past, and to advance anew with the principles that made our nation great.

Because it turns out that those PC naysayers appear to be politically motivated and are also factually incorrect. ##

By L. A. ‘Tony’ Kovach.

I Am One

May 27th, 2015 No comments

 

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“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something … do interfere with what I can do.” – Edward Everett Hale

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Memorial Day 2015 – Victory Loves Preperation

May 24th, 2015 No comments

As we ponder the deep meanings of Memorial Day, let us not forget that our brave service men and women through the generations have helped make it possible for us to do what we are doing today.

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“Amat Victoria Curam” = Victory Loves Preperation.  When we plan and prepare for Victory, even when we will suffer cost and loss, the outcome prove to be worthy of the struggle.

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Conceding Nothing!

January 25th, 2015 No comments

“Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

– Frederick Douglass

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