Monthly Archives: July 2016

Good Muslims and Bad Muslims

Democrats are doing cartwheels over the HOME RUN speech of Khizr Khan at the DNC.

Muslim Soldier Back Story

The heroic and Muslim Mr. Khan is the father of a heroic and Muslim son, Humayun. who served in the U.S. Army, was killed in Iraq, and was awarded a Bronze Star. In his moment of fame before the DNC, the senior Mr. Khan pulled out a double deck of Democrat victim cards and flung them in Donald Trump’s face, to the celebratory glee of an entire convention hall full of people who hate the military, hate religious zealots, and hate people who subjugate women and throw gays off of tall buildings.

But those of us who know that any information acquired from the rostrum of the Democratic National Convention must be taken with a bit of measured scrutiny.

There are a few questions we might be interested in asking Mr. Khan at his press conference, if he had a press conference. Or, in the absence of a Khan press conference, a press conference for the Democratic Party presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, if SHE ever had a press conference.

Questions for Khizr Khan::

  • How did the United States government know that Khizr Khan was a good Muslim and not a bad Muslim when they first admitted him to the United States?
  • Does Khizr advocate the practice of Shariah Law in the United States?
  • When Humayun Khan served with the United States Army in Iraq, did he shoot other Muslims?
  • If so, were the Muslims that Humayan Khan shot in Iraq good Muslims or bad Muslims?
  • What do Muslims think of Muslims shooting other Muslims?
  • Would Khizr Khan agree with Donald Trump that we should know which Muslims are bad Muslims and not admit them to the United States?

Antecapitalism

Who knew?

There is no such word as “antecapitalism“.

Well, there is now.


antecapitalism: the survival ethos and economic practices of humans that existed before capitalism and that were oriented around communal foraging for and sharing of food.


The Left are “Ante-capitalists”. They are people as they existed BEFORE the invention of capitalism which was founded on herding and agriculture.

Before capitalism, humans lived in tribes, made a living by foraging as hunter-gatherers, and were ruled by a shaman, medicine man,  or witch doctor who talked to the “spirit world”, explained all unexplainable things, and made all important decisions for the tribe. The foragers shared the results of their foraging, and the shaman ensured “fairness”. In return, the tribe members offered unquestioning loyalty and obedience to the shaman.

It’s pretty much the way the Left works today.

They are “takers” and not “makers”. They make their living by taking from the environment, and never replacing what they take.

To the modern Left, the government is their tribal land, and the welfare system is where they forage. Capitalists are simply quarry, and political parties are hunting parties. Taxes are their clubs and spears for “taking” their game. Politicians and ethnic leaders are their shamans and tribe members follow them loyally and blindly as long as the hunt is successful.

In contrast, capitalism, as manifested by the practices of herding and agriculture, requires a future orientation, deferred consumption, “private property” (pastures and fields), and commitment to protect and defend herds and crops from predatory foragers. Capitalism creates “wealth” in the form of excess production, and replenishes what it consumes.


Word story

It is easy to forget that capitalism was coined not so long ago, in the mid-19th century, when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing, and individual entrepreneurs were creating new industries and amassing wealth. Terms for the other two major competing economic systems of the past two centuries— socialism and communism —were also coined around the same time.

capitalism:  an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals or corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.


Presumably, the first herders and farmers didn’t know that they were practicing capitalism.  And similarly, the primitive antecapitalists didn’t realize that they were “antecapitalists” because capitalism hadn’t been invented yet.

So, this is definitely a retrospective view of economic history.  But, we’re smarter now.  And now we know.

SCC $950 Million Affordable Housing Bond – MY ballot argument

Measure XX Ballot Argument

Measure XX is simply a property tax increase.

Measure XX is the largest property tax increase since the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978.

Measure XX makes Santa Clara County the owner and landlord of hundreds of millions of dollars of housing units. It allows the county to provide thousands of housing units at below market rents subsidized by taxpayers.

Low Income Residents

The low income residents in the below market units will be economically trapped in their units forever, and unlikely to ever be able move to a market rate unit. A high density housing complex with a concentrated population of low income residents unable to move is a hopeless slum, and that will be the ultimate result of this measure.

This measure should be called “the hopeless slum” initiative.

Veterans

This measure purports to offer housing assistance for veterans. The needs of veterans should be addressed by the government body who required their service and who they faithfully served, the United States Federal Government. The Veterans Administration MUST be held to account and provide the services that veterans have EARNED.

Mental health services, not mental health warehouses

This measure purports to offer assistance to the “homeless”. The main issue faced by the majority of homeless is mental illness, NOT a lack of housing. Warehousing homeless in “hopeless slums” is not treating them with dignity and offering them the help that they really need. The State of California shirked its responsibility by pushing the “homeless problem” onto local communities and scrimping on health services so it could shift money to special interests.

Measure XX is a scheme by politicians who failed to solve Santa Clara County’s urgent problems. They want tax payers to pay for their failures when they should be REQUIRING the State and Federal governments to solve problems which are THEIR responsibilities with the billions of dollars we already send them.