Arrest Senator Rand Paul Now

Politicians are NOT above the law, and I will show CLEARLY that Rand Paul committed a felony.

Update: He did it again! Only this time more people were watching. We can’t tolerate this. This is how a nation descends into lawlessness.

In case you didn’t know, Rand Paul attempted to have Judge Roberts read the names of a CIA employee right-wing media believes to be the whistleblower: Eric C. Judge Roberts refused to read the question in it’s entirety because it is a felony to do so. However, Paul, being a scumbag, turned around and read the question anyway directly to the media on live national television. That’s right. RAND PAUL COMMITTED A FELONY ON LIVE NATIONAL TELEVISION. Let that sink in. Right now, Rand Paul is one of 53 people separating you from a happy America without Donald Trump. Right now, Rand Paul is a free man actively damaging the future of America and the future of YOUR LIFE despite the fact that he IS LITERALLY A FELON.

So let’s break down why it’s a felony, shall we?

The Whistleblower complaint is covered under U.S. Code § 3033(k)(5) which specifically states, 

“…employee of an element of the intelligence community, an employee assigned or detailed to an element of the intelligence community, or an employee of a contractor to the intelligence community who intends to report to Congress a complaint or information with respect to an urgent concern may report such complaint or information to the Inspector General.”

This means that public servants of the intelligence community CAN file a complaint though the Inspector General, which they DID as explained by the Inspector General directly!

Those who claim that “the Whistleblower protection act doesn’t cover protect the identity” are neglecting to mention that the Supreme Court specifically said IT ABSOLUTELY DOES in the Lane v. Franks case:

Here the Supreme Court specifically says, 

“The importance of public employee speech is especially evident in the context of this case: a public corruption scandal. The United States, for example, represents that because “[t]he more than 1000 prosecutions for federal corruption offenses that are brought in a typical year . . . often depend on evidence about activities that government officials undertook while in office,” those prosecutions often “require testimony from other government employees.” Brief for United States as Amicus Curiae 20. It would be antithetical to our jurisprudence to conclude that the very kind of speech necessary to prosecute corruption by public officials-speech [*241] by public employees regarding information learned through their employment-may never form the basis for a First Amendment retaliation claim. Such a rule would place public employees who witness corruption in an impossible position, torn between the obligation to testify truthfully and the desire to avoid retaliation and keep their jobs.
Applying these principles, it is clear that Lane’s sworn testimony is speech as a citizen.”

What does this mean? It means that the whistleblower is protected by THE FIRST AMENDMENT OF THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. Since the whistleblower is now CLEARLY SHOWN to be a free citizen providing testimony to a crime, that makes whistleblowers WITNESSES. Ignoring that it is violating the spirit of the Whistleblower Protection Act, the whistleblower is clearly facing retaliation AS A WITNESS TO A CRIME. In other words, Rand Paul attempting to retaliate against the whisteblower is a form of witness intimidation!

Punishment for witness intimidation is 20 years in prison under US Code 18 section 1512.

Attempting to out the whistleblower is retaliation that violates the Whistleblower Protection Act, a violation of the whistleblower’s first amendment rights, and a form of witness intimidation.

What does this mean for Rand Paul?

The consequences are crystal clear: removal from office with 20 years in prison and a fine of 250,000 dollars.

That. Is. Literally. The. Law.

If Rand Paul doesn’t go to prison, and you aren’t screaming to the media, your social media, and your elected officials that he needs to be arrested RIGHT NOW, then you are complicit in allowing politicians to be above the law. Their behavior of acting above the law needs to stop RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW. Once one goes down the rest will shortly follow.

If you believe in America; If you believe in doing the right thing; If you believe in the law; if you believe in equality; if you believe in freedom:
Get ANGRY.  Get LOUD.  

Tell your State Representatives and Senators to serve justice to the American People!

Tell your Twitter feed to serve justice: #ArrestRandPaulNow

Tell anyone and everyone you can that right matters.  That serving justice matters.

Because if right doesn’t matter, then we are lost.


The Constitution and American Governance

AKA Why we have one and Why it’s a good thing

First and foremost let’s get this out of the way: America is NOT a Democracy. It amazes me how many opinionated people online belligerently oppose our system of government not only at the problems which plague it but at the very fundamental of America that has kept us free and made us great since the dawn of our nation. This is the conclusion reached when one is so mistreated in their lives that it they assume that the very institutions in place are the source of their misery. This ignores nearly all of our history. This ignores the reasoning and enlightened discussions of the framers. This ignores all the work our fathers and their fathers put in to this country. This is the mindset of a child that wants to flip the table when they lose the game. Life, obviously, is no game. It matters. Everything matters. There is a cause for every effect. It’s the nature of change by rational human beings. There was a motivation that inspired the actions of people to do whatever it is they do. People eat because they’re hungry. People have children so humans won’t go extinct. People drink because it makes them happy. People do what people. That’s fantastic. Good for those people. In America you are guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness BY THE CONSTITUTION. Now, I am by no means a Constitutional scholar. I’ve only read it from start to finish two or three times in my entire life. But I understand on a fundamental level why the founders made it the way they did. In the future, I might come to believe that a part here or there needs to fixed as I grow more knowledgeable. But as I type this as a 30 year old man, I understand the reason behind it. Were I to create a system of government today, I would wholeheartedly use the American Constitution to do it. Now, I would also have Social Democracy. The Constitution does NOT specify CAPITALISM. The Constitution does NOT specify a FLAWED TWO PARTY SYSTEM. I strongly recommend anyone that has problem with our government actually read the Constitution. Personally, I consider the first 10 amendments (the Bill of Rights) to also be a part of the Constitution. They were added at roughly the same time to address the concerns of people that weren’t present at the actual Constitutional convention. Were the framers to have the technology for correspondence and travel that we have today, they would most certainly have video called in and the Bill of Rights would be in the Constitution proper. The Constitution, however, is just the means of describing how our government is structured: Judicial representing administration of laws and reason; Executive representing the will and direction of the Nation, Legislative representing the will and rights of The People and States.

I want to focus on the how the Legislature is constructed specifically, and why, but let’s first address the other two branches of government. The Executive exists because, ultimately, the final say on the plan of the Nation is directed by living people and not documents. And ultimately, it is much more effective to have certain matters commandeered by a brilliant and talented individual than to have ceaseless discussion among Senators. Imagine if America isn’t a country but a person. Now when America gets into a fist fight with her enemy, say Russia, She needs to duck, block, parry, pirouette, and strike to lay Russia low. But if her mind isn’t solely focused on combat and instead is flooding her vision with distractions and chaos present in debate, then she is going to take a nasty hook to the chin and be laid flat on her back. This is the entire purpose of a President. The section of the Constitution regarding the powers of the executive is actually very small. (S)He can issue pardons, (S)He governs the military, (S)He can creates treaties and appoints ambassadors for foreign affairs, (S)He appoints judges (which must be approved by Congress), and (S)He fills vacancies in the Senate if one arises. THAT’S IT. THAT IS ALL THE PRESIDENT IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO DO. Executive orders are something that is only quasi-legal if America is at war. Generally speaking? Executive orders are UNCONSTITUTIONAL AS HELL. Sigh. Thanks Bush 1&2 you treasonous war criminals. I’m serious. The Constitution is literally the highest law in the land. If you walked up and shot ex-President Bush in the face you’d probably get gunned down by police or the Secret Service but technically speaking you’re doling out the punishment for treason and therefore it would be legal. Murder is kind of a dick move, though, so don’t. But every President or Congress that has met since Bush left office is complicit in his crimes every day they aren’t arresting Bush for Treason and War Crimes. Let that sink in. The judicial is just that: judges that administer the laws because we make oh so many and, unlike anything written in a well-maintained format, they are more or less gobbledygook that kind of works but needs to employ a swathe of lawyers to figure out and decipher. (Note to self: Write piece about how we should clean up our existing laws) All it says is that One Supreme Court reigns above all the other lesser courts. Which is a good thing. We have one clearly visible Supreme Court that answers to the public and any cases which are undermining the rule of law can reach them through appeals. If all the laws were only handled by lesser courts than we would have corruption in a heartbeat. If Las Vegas only sourced their own judges and you had no appeals, it wouldn’t matter what the laws were. They would say black was white (much like what Trump does with his 13,000+ lies) and you would either bow your head or the Thin Blue Line would take you out. Get rid of you. Which is why the most alarming thing that Trump did in his presidency by far is appoint a massive number of judges. I strongly recommend that after Trump is removed we change the laws to allow for the removal of all Executive appointees SPECIFICALLY in the instance where that President was impeached and both the House AND Senate sign off on it. (I am firmly predicting the Executive, House, and Legislature to go ‘Blue’) That said, if you’re removing the appointments of a corrupt president so you can put your own in and start left-leaning tyranny, then you’re just as bad as Trump and you can go to hell.

So let’s get to the crux of the issue: the Legislature. This is the representation of the people. This is why we have a census. This is why we have votes. This is what makes or changes laws. This is what sources and spends your taxes. I have seen time and again people (I will assume all of whom have never worked a farm a day in their lives) say that there is a problem with our legislature because “landowners get more of a vote than us”. Yeah, buddy, they totally do. IN THE SENATE. The House of Representatives is the direct representation of the distribution of beliefs and desires of The People. In the House you have the result of a representative Democracy. A direct Democracy or pure Democracy would mean that we all vote on referendum literally every time we want the government to do literally anything. The reason we DON’T do this is because Life is Hard. Seriously. We can’t do everything at once. We work, learn, live, and do what we need to do to get by. We have problems and circumstances and social concerns. We have tons of stuff that make up our lives and determine who we are. This means that not everyone is able to understand the ins, outs, and reasons for why we have laws a certain way. This means that we don’t have the capacity to learn about and empathize with other people in circumstances different than our own. Therefore, in order to create laws or make decision in the best possible way to make sure that everyone in the country is represented fairly, we elect responsible and honest people to represent us in our government. HAHAHA. Or at least that’s the way it SHOULD be. I will write up why the Two Party System IS corruption incarnate and the people need to WAKE UP a little later. Stay tuned. But corrupt politicians aside, this is what the framers had in mind for the House of Representatives. Now, you might be thinking, “That sounds good. Let’s stop the two-party system and get rid of corrupt politicians and go with that!”. Ah. Yes. I am not a land owner. I do not own a gun. But I DO UNDERSTAND why those things matter. Annnnd now you’re about to as well. Yay you! The way human beings function is generally eat, sleep, reproduce. Well kick the calendar back a few thousand years and think about early civilization. People transitioned away from nomadic life with the advent of agriculture and animal husbandry. The foundations of our modern society. This is what must first be considered when building a nation. How to feed it and care for it. Let’s zip to 1776. Now imagine hmm Country A. Country A is made up of 1000 homesteads in which families own say 100 acres of farmland to support themselves in. They grow their own food. They make their own clothes. They raise their own livestock. They make their own ammunition. Pioneer life, basically. It’s fascinating stuff. Now they have ZERO need for a government. They are all self-determined and live in responsible and friendly communes where they have harvest festivals and trade their excess produce around so that every member of the commune might have some variety in their lives. This is basically communism. Personally, I think communism is nihilistic because it stops progress. Without progress humanity is at the mercy of war, plague, famine, and death. Without progress humanity goes extinct as the sun gets bigger and redder. Personally, I think communism is for quitters. But hey, I won’t force anyone to believe anything. Or do anything. BECAUSE I’M NOT A TYRANT. Sigh. Anyway, life sucks and then you die. Which is to say, that some warlord/capitalist is going to club a farmer over the head and take his food and then force him to build pyramids lest he wish to starve. Authoritarianism is natural. Civilization is artificial. Seriously. Even trees murder grass below them to have supremacy and live. Life is violence. I’m actually writing a book that allows people to see the world as I do. Stay tuned! Basically, power swells and accumulates and festers. Even with the best of intentions. Let’s say that 1000 homesteads produces enough resources for 1000 happy families. Now if one of the homesteaders creates an invention that allows for the increased efficacy and efficiency of the homestead by 10%, then suddenly they’re producing enough to make 1,100 happy families. With the surplus and efficiency they’re required to do less work to maintain their current lives, and with continued hard-work they could even expand their families. Suddenly there becomes the issue of how to handle the reward of creating innovation. This is the beginning of economics. But now that Nation A is flourishing, Nation B says, “HOLD UP! If they keep expanding they’ll have more power than us! They’ll take over!”. So Nation B decides to take their invention for themselves. And it’ll turn a blind eye to the soldiers who just want to take land, food, gold, and women. In order to stop Nation B, Nation A needs a military and as many people it can get. In order to keep their nation safe from the people it brings in, the people that become part of the community must follow the community’s rules. This is the beginning of politics and a government. So as time progresses, the number of men not working homesteads but working to invent and create to keep Nation A strong and secure grows larger and larger because more advancements increase the amount of food from the homesteads which in turn let the nation get bigger and stronger. To increase efficiency for the men not working the land, they convene in cities where their ambition leads them to either create or make their fortune marketing to those that do. This is how people operate on a fundamental level. Cities are efficient and will have much more people per capita than rural communities that source the food that support the cities. As such, cities will ALWAYS have a democratic majority when it comes time to vote. City men who do not understand the homesteader or farmer will then control the government which directly represents the number of people.

Zip-line to today. The ‘left side’ (seriously our two party system is cancer) is more or less always going be made up of populated urban centers filled with people. This is more or less what the framers expected and intended. These people are the most represented in the House and the House controls nearly all the laws made. The DNC controlling the House? That’s NOT in the Constitution. That’s CORRUPTION, pure and simple. This is why the “Republicans” (Seriously, rural farmers don’t have a choice), will always vote for Trump even though they hate him (And they do – again our two party system is corrupt societal cancer controlled by oligarchs). They’re simply on the GOP side of the two-party equation. Do they like the GOP? Nope. I mean some buy into the Trumpist populist racist bullshit but that’s mostly because their pastors are evangelical tithe-sucking vampires and their ‘news’ is Fox which ‘informs’ them of the ‘state of the nation’. I don’t fault ignorance when it is the product of lies and disinformation rather than willfully closing their eyes to reality (which I see some of too, sadly). The GOP controls the Senate which – again not in the Constitution – is corruption plain and simple. I will detail more about the state of corruption in our country later in another post as I mentioned earlier. So if Democracy always has the cities win representation and not the sparse rural community that our civilization is built on, then the House will legislate as they please and the farmers will have no choice but to bow to their whims and whatever laws are fashionable in cities. This is why gun rights is a single-issue vote for 99% of Republican voters. If any Democratic candidate promises gun freedom, they will get at least half of the votes of Rural America. They do not want Trump. They only wish to protect themselves from the whims of the majority. The only one protecting them is only able to do so because we have a Senate. The Senate represents people based on states – which is to say land. Every state gets two representatives. The spirit behind the senate is to protect the minority of Americans not in dense urban areas, but in states with relatively no people or fewer cities than other states. This means that if the representatives of the dense urban areas and democratic majority of The People wish the make changes to the laws, it needs the approval of the rural communities. This is why we have a bicameral legislature with the House and the Senate. It is simply the best way the framers could come up with to protect farmers from city slickers. If you have an alternate method of ensuring the minority is protected from the majority, good for you. This is America where all are free from tyranny, including tyranny from The People themselves. And in a nation where media manipulation controlled by the thieving billionaires is the status quo? That’s corporate fascism/neoliberalism/anarcho-capitalism and the right to bear arms is the only thing preventing them from ignoring the Constitution to just take land away from farmers. This is why the trade war is so, so bad for America. Our self-sufficiency and liberty in producing our own farmland is literally being bought by other countries. Scary times. But what doesn’t change with time? Americans are entitled to protect their lands and their lives from whatever comes at them from nature or other humans. That’s their freedom that is guaranteed in America. Because in America we are equal and free. Peace.



Armament Regulation & Monitoring System


By William Bishop

“The progressive solution to universal background checks”

1. Purpose of the ARMS:

A cryptographically secure program which facilitates the ability of the United States government to institute universal background checks requisite to the sale or purchase of firearms without establishing any form of firearm ownership registry or infringing the right to bear arms. This will allow private and professional sale of firearms to be done in a legally binding manner agreeable to all citizens of the United States.

2. Definition of the ARMS

The ARMS is a relationship of two secure entities:

  1. The first entity is controlled by the Federal Government: a secure server which keeps a master list of every citizen in the United States and their status with regards to legal right to purchase and bear arms, as well as the reason for denial of the right to purchase arms should that citizen be denied. This list should only be visible to the ARMS and the federal employees responsible for it’s administration. Should the list contain a denial of rights without a reason, or a reason not approved by law, the ARMS will refuse the denial of rights and allow the sale or purchase of arms to that citizen.
  2. The second entity is controlled by each State’s Defense Force (SDF): a Peer-to-Peer run network of one server per state which runs the core program of the ARMS. The SDF is chosen as the host of the network as they can not become federal entities, and under 32 U.S.C. § 109 of the US Constitution they are not required to operate under the orders of the military or federal government. This is intended to protect the ARMS from possible corruption, especially by the federal or foreign governments for the purpose of creating a national or centralized armaments registry. Any citizen engaging in the sale or purchase of arms must do so by requesting a background check from the ARMS, and if cleared can immediately transfer the ownership of firearms to the purchaser/borrower.

3. Legal Changes that might be needed to implement the ARMS

  1. The federal government must create an SDF accessible and universally secure server to host the approved ownership list, called the Federal Armaments Consent Table (FACT).
  2. The Federal government is responsible for having this list fully updated and populated at all times. In the event data is missing, ARMS will allow unrestricted transfer of armaments between citizens.
  3. Each state government must create a publicly accessible and universally secure server under the SDF to host the ARMS for the purposes of conducting universal background checks.
  4. Every purchase, lease, rental, borrowing, sale, etc. of firearms must be done through the ARMS.
  5. No one can monitor or attempt to monitor the transactions between ARMS and the FACT.
  6. No one can publish or attempt to publish the contents of the FACT.
  7. No one can falsely register or attempt to falsely register armaments with the ARMS.
  8. No citizen may register a physical serial number they do not own.
  9. No one cantransfer armaments privately without using ARMS.
  10. It is a felony to attempt hacking into ARMS.
  11. It is a felony to attempt decrypting ARMS cryptographic functions.
  12. No one can use or attempt to use another citizen’s DART ID for the ARMS. *Note: necessary legal changes are not limited to those provided by this document

4. How the ARMS Works

Registering an armament:

  • Every citizen in America has the right and ownership of one virtual arms ‘safe’ (Digital Armament Repository & Tracker or DART) stored within the SDF’s ARMS network.
    • To prevent unauthorized tracking of citizen’s armaments and activities, an ID is generated for every citizen’s DART and the ARMS stores the relationship between that ID and the list kept by the federal government. It is must be legally impermissible to store which citizen is attached to a given ID by ARMS.
  • Every DART keeps track of the citizen’s legal ownership of any armament, and facilitates the legal transfer of title proving ownership of the armament.
  • An existing firearm can be added to a citizen’s DART by supplying the ARMS with the armaments/firearm’s serial number, which is used to create the armament/firearm’s digital identification code.
    • It does this by creating an identification code resulting from a secure cryptographic hash function on the firearms physical serial number.
      • When current security algorithms (RSA) become ineffective for protection of data due to advances in quantum computing technology, the ARMS must be legally required to transition to a post-quantum cryptographic model.
    • The federal government is not legally permitted to have ownership or knowledge of the function, the physical serial numbers of the armaments, or the relationship between any armament’s physical serial number and identification code with the citizen who owns it.
      • Should the cryptographic function or citizen’s physical serial numbers become known by any federal government employee or elected official, the public and SDF of each state must be legally required to be informed immediately so that a new cryptographic function can be created and the appropriate responses can be taken.
  • When a serial number is registered to a DART, the ARM System sequesters the the number preventing other citizens from registering an armament with a duplicate serial number.
    • ARMS does not need, and must be expressly forbidden from, storing the relationship between a physical serial number and it’s identification code.
      • This means that the government, federal or state, does not know who owns which arms. The system only recognizes that the citizen owns an armament with a given ID, and authorizes the transfer of that ID from one DART to another.
    • In the event the ARMS already has registered a citizen’s armament, the citizen with proof of ownership can flag the serial number for being falsely entered into the system. The system will flag the DART ID which registered it and the reporting ID; and bar both from any further ARMS activity until they go to their nearest SDF to adjudicate the case. The owner possessing the armament with the valid serial number can present proof of ownership to their local SDF, who can manually attach the arm’s ID to that user’s DART. The ARMS system can then flag the FACT to alert the federal government whom can utilize that data to determine which citizen committed a felony. The SDF must be legally forbidden from utilizing this function without just cause.

Transfer of ownership process:

  • In order to legally purchase or sell arms in the US, the transaction must be approved by the ARMS.
  • An exchange between buyer and seller can be considered complete after the ARMS verifies the sale is valid and the armament’s code is removed from the seller’s DART and is added to the buyer’s DART.
  • In order for the ARMS to transfer the arm’s code from the seller’s DART to the buyer’s DART, the buyer must pass a background check. To accomplish this, the buyer must supply the seller with their DART ID to request the check from the ARMS against the FACT. If the DART ID returns that the sale is valid, a prompt to transfer ownership of the armament is supplied to the seller. If the seller determines the sale is completed and the requisite funds are transferred from the buyer to the seller, the seller will accept the prompt and the armament code will be removed from the seller’s DART and added to the buyer’s DART.
    • The background check and the transfer of arms is thus completed in a manner which is anonymous from the perspective of the state and federal government.
  • After an exchange occurs, the transaction is validated by the other 49 states on the Peer-to-Peer network.
    • Should the other 49 states determine the transfer is invalid, the transaction is halted and it is upon both parties to request adjudication at the SDF to resolve the problem.

Adjudication of issues related to armaments:

  • ONLY with a warrant signed by a judge, the SDF alone has the ability to enter a physical serial number into ARMS and return the generated code for an armament in the system and can release that data to federal or state law enforcement.
    • The SDF can not be compelled to release any information for any other reason and is within their rights to reject demands for data from any entity.
    • The ARMS will have the ability to alert the other 49 states of any illegal attempt to access data.
      • Intentional abuse of this functionality must be legally impermissible.
  • In instances of false registry of armaments, the citizen which possesses the physical armament or proof of possession can give their permission to the SDF to transfer the code generated from the serial number to their DART from the offender’s DART. That offender’s DART is restricted from use until requisite fines or legal issues are resolved – which the offender can expect will be served by the state or federal law enforcement.
  • The governor of a state is legally permitted to alter or affect their state’s ARMS only with approval from the state legislature and notifying the general public ahead of any motions to pass through the legislature.
    • It must be legally impermissible for the governor of a state to affect the ARMS under any other circumstance.
    • The only instance in which the ARMS system can be accessed or altered in a way not previously covered is under martial law.

5. Other Actions the ARMS is capable of:

*Note: This document only outlines the universal background check as the desired function of ARMS and does not advocate for the uses listed here. These uses are just some of the possible extensions of the ARMS program should they be desired in the future.

  • Replace the current paper-based open/concealed carry gun permits.
    • Should law enforcement wish to check if the weapon being carried by a citizen is allowed to be carried, the ARMS could display that the citizen with that DART ID is registered with the necessary permit as permit status can be attached to a DART ID. This document does not advocate for this.
  • Institute limits on the armaments permissible to be carried on one’s person.
    • Armaments can be ‘checked out’ and listed as such in their DART. A ‘checked out’ firearm is permitted to be carried for use in self-defense. Law enforcement can, with a warrant, ask the citizen for the physical serial number of their arms. This can then be given to the SDF to validate that the resultant identification code matches the citizen’s listed ‘checked out’ armament in their DART. (View-able from any smart device)
      • Legislation could determine the maximum number of ‘checked out’ arms permitted to a DART to ensure that firearms aren’t being wantonly lent out for carry by citizens without permits. This document does not advocate for this.
    • This same mechanism can be used to check anyone bearing arms for red flag law violations
  • Allow for legally binding agreements of rental or borrowing of armaments.
    • Armaments can be ‘lent’ from one DART to another. During the lending period, the code would transfer to the other DART flagged as ‘borrowed’. The code would be displayed in the lender’s DART as ‘on loan’. This follows the same logic as an arms sale; But after an agreed upon period of time, the borrower’s DART would remove the code and the lender’s DART would remove the ‘on loan’ status of the arm’s code. Continuing to hold onto the armament by the borrower would no longer be legal.

What is the Green New Deal?

Also, why should we care?

Before I go into what it’s about and why we need it let’s briefly pause to understand why it is even called the ‘Green New Deal’. First – Green. As most of you know, Green is the term used nearly world-wide to refer to any changes or policy decisions that are made with the goal of ecological preservation in mind. Why should we care about the environment? Jungles and rain forests are full of spiders and briers and endless swathes of poisonous monstrosities designed to kill with a touch. I, personally, would never walk through a rain forest. I, personally, am terrified of poison and spiders. And poisonous spiders? HAHA GET OUT. What about grasslands or empty space? Why don’t we expand into those areas with farms and ranches or new homes or cities? Well, you’re not wrong. If we cleared out all that space we can definitely re-use it in a way that could give us more room or food or whatever we like and likely reduce costs for the resources now being provided. That’s just basic math. Unfortunately, there is also a delayed consequence of this kind of economy/capital-driven mindset. First off, anything living there is out of a home and either adapts (raccoons and pigeons) or die (everything else). Pollutants and irritants enter the ecosystems affected which cause long-term damage poisoning the food chain and ultimately the humans atop the food chain. We see this with glyphosate in Round-Up. And of course, this decreases the ability of plants and plankton to make our atmosphere breathable. Lastly, industrialization (fossil-fuel based technology) increases the amount of carbon in the atmosphere which causes a global warming or greenhouse effect. All of these put together are how human civilization has caused climate change. Climate change that is very much not for the better – just ask the bees!

So now you understand what is meant by Green and what it means for policies or technologies to be ‘Green’. In some way, shape, or form a Green technology is reducing the negative impact of humans in some measurable way. For example, a Greener facial cleanser will NOT have plastic beads in it, as the plastic ends up getting into the food chain and killing smaller organisms. Now that facial cleanser might still be doing damage to the environment, but it is still better than their competitors who use plastic beads. We can make a progressive tax to encourage the private industry to transition to eco-friendly products. If they refuse to change, then Americans will suffer. The government will need to clean up the mess they’re making. So OBVIOUSLY, we need to tax them to PAY FOR THE DAMAGES THEY CAUSED. *deep breaths* So, when we want to go Green in America, we don’t want sweeping legislation to make all the bad stuff illegal overnight. The economy would collapse and chaos would shortly follow. This is why we want progressive changes. And this is exactly what the ‘Green New Deal’ is: A 10 year plan to transition us to an economic model that isn’t killing the planet and by extension humans who live on the planet. So then what do we mean by New Deal? Well, it’s an homage to the New Deal under FDR which pulled America out of the Great Depression through a large suite of legislation and public works projects created by the federal government. I actually have mixed feelings on the name myself. We very much need a New Deal to fix the economic disparity in our nation which would be very similar FDRs New Deals. So when we call for a Green New Deal the need for ecological reform is conflated with the need for socio-economic reform. It’s the same reason the March on Wall Street failed – too much noise. But we play the hand we’re dealt.. We need a New Deal, which is to say we need to establish regulations prohibiting or charging businesses for negative environmental impact as well as public works projects to promote the health of our environment and hopefully mitigate the damage done while stopping entirely continued destruction of our environment. That’s the ‘New Deal’. #GreenNewDealWithIt

So now that we understand why we need a Green New Deal and the goal of it, what specifically does the current Green New Deal hope to achieve? Well you can read it for yourself or I can try to break it down for you as best I can. Luckily for you, learning, understanding, and breaking it down for everyone is what I’m best at (in the world). The document starts off by detailing how much damage has been caused, how it will affect our economy in the future (Serious question: what do we do with Florida when no one will insure them because the severe storms make it practically unlivable?), how it affects our health, and how we can use the government to turn things around. It then gets a little off-topic with regards to things like gender or race (Which I’m not arguing against, it’s just slightly off topic) but eventually circles back to saying that we need to gradually implement changes to fix the very real and measurable problems being created by business and society on the environment and how that in turn affects all of us. It then sets the lofty (but necessary) goals that would be achieved at the end of the 10 year period. Clean water country-wide, 100% American energy independence with renewable clean energy sources, revitalizing infrastructure and manufacturing (power grid, rails, roads, etc) through public projects that are Green and create millions of jobs(and declaring all future projects should/must be green as well), and removing greenhouse gas emission from all current industrialized technologies (cars, factories, etc). Beyond that it goes into dealing with the fallout of the damage done – cleaning polluted areas, dealing with health problems, encouraging a planet-wide Green consensus, and more. Honestly, it’s hard to find faults with the Green New Deal as it is written because everything in it is a noble aspiration we absolutely should be striving toward. It’s not a binding contract. It doesn’t go into the specifics of how things will get done. For example, it wants agriculture to be green but it doesn’t have a single word about the nuts and bolts of how it’ll be achieved. It’s something I am working hard on, however. If we’re not trying to make the world better, then just what the hell are we doing?

#GreenNewDealWithIt @yourwjb

Feed America

As part of a new administration that is increasingly concerned with green energy and eco-conscious trajectories for the future of the country we need to implement a new direction for the future of agriculture in America. The first part of this is a complete overhaul of the agriculture industry in a move to lower the cost of food for Americans, lower the taxpayer cost of Citizen Service Accounts, increase the strength of the American economy in agricultural exports, and reduce environmental impact by farms to combat climate change. It is not only a plan to increase the wealth of all Americans by cutting their food bills substantially, lower healthcare costs through healthier nutrition, and end hunger in America; but is a necessity and obligation to safeguard the future of Earth from global warming. I am calling this sweeping suite of progressive legislation “Feed America”. (Better name needed to indicate the Eco friendly aspects)

The first part of this initiative is the Farmer Bill. Much like the G.I. Bill, this bill is intended to reward farmers for keeping America fed and help them recover from the damage of Trump’s trade war. Destitute farmers who lost their farms and assets to the bank will be rewarded the equity they established on their belongings. The government will take ownership of their land, assets, and remaining debt from the bank at a renegotiated interest rate (lower rate over a longer period) to lessen the burden to taxpayers. In addition, these farmers will be given full scholarships to any public University to pursue a career and future of their choosing. This same exact deal will be available to any existing farmers that wish to participate in a 100% voluntary land buyback program from the government. Any participating farmers will also be awarded an increased amount of credits in their Citizen Service Accounts for four years (for helping with reeducation). This deal is only available to family owned farms and not corporations.

As part of the new green progressive initiatives there will be progressive tax cuts for farmers and corporations. These will come in two forms: A tax break for meeting a criteria for lowered carbon emissions, and a tax cut for efficient land utilization. What do I mean by land utilization? I mean the amount of nutrition produced per square foot of a piece of land. A pound of protein from beef requires 100 times the amount of land needed to make a pound of protein from soy. As such, the efficiency quotient of the land’s square footage from beef is much lower than that of soy. The cut will operate on a curve such that the most efficient crops will get a larger break than less efficient crops. Any crops requested by the government will be given exception from higher tax rates.

As part of the Green New Deal, agriculture reforms will also take place over a lengthy period. The goal is to transition to eco friendly means of feeding America over the years. This means gradual but increasingly severe tax penalities on farms and corporations which have the highest greenhouse gas emissions, polluting chemicals, and inefficient land use. The farm bill and tax cuts are the ‘carrot’ to incentivize the necessary changes and give farmers and corporations enough time to adjust or make the necessary arrangements. After a few years, however, a new tax on carbon/methane, dangerous pesticides, or underutilized land will start and incrementally increase. The changes will start small: 2% for CO2, 5% for dangerous pollutants, 1% for low efficiency quotient but will gradually increase as we head towards GND 2050 timeline to something like 20% for CO2, 50% for pollutants, and 5-10% for low efficiency (less necessary, but higher efficiency farms lowers the cost to feed all Americans). [Note: I made up the numbers. I’ll have to do more research to know the scenario]

These are some of the necessary changes that I will be researching and drawing up a full platform for which we can operate as part of the goal of fighting global warming, reducing grocery bills, lowering healthcare costs (soy is healthier than beef in addition to being cheaper), and keeping farmers employed (I will expand on how this works a bit later. I am writing this from my phone as we’re headed to the grocery store of all things!)


America is a State of Mind

What comes to mind when you say America? The answer varies greatly from person to person even in America, let alone the rest of the world. A quick answer that’s becoming increasingly dated would be baseball, hot dogs, and the American Dream. Some might say football or others basketball. Some might be vegetarian or vegan. The American Dream might not be how you see your life, despite actually living in or even being born in America. Outside the country we might be seen as overly aggressive, overly white, overly privileged, or overly fat. Some see us as the source of evil, and our economy is eroding their norms as commerce, technology, and the internet alter worldviews, change cultural traditions, or drop bombs and drone strikes. Like anything, what something is depends entirely on your own unique perspective. So what then, is America? If one person living in America can’t even fully agree with their own neighbor what the perfect answer is, then where does the heart of America lie? It’s not something you step on, open up, look at, cross a river into, or even a country, really. If America lost to the Nazis and they re-named it New Adolf, would you stop calling it America? NO. Of course not. America isn’t just some land mass on some planet in some universe. Even if all those changed America would still exist. Because America exists in all times and all worlds. Because America is our dream land. Because America is our friends and our families. Because America is a state of mind.

I love this land where at least I know I’m free. It’s catchy for a reason. In America we take freedom for granted. Our ancestors gave their lives so we could take freedom for granted. Think about this for a second. In America we balk at the notion that we could lose our freedom. Times can be good, times can be bad. Sometimes we’re flying high sharing a beer over pizza having just got that promotion and a nice big pay raise. Sometimes we are hit by a semi or are diagnosed with terminal illness. But through the good times and the bad, at least we’re free. This isn’t true everywhere, though. Can you imagine it? You are brought up by a poor family with no access to quality education or the education you do get teaches you to believe Kim Jung Un is a literal God. You watch your parents bow their heads to the police as they walk by out of fear. You are ready to fight or even kill to secure a bit of money or food. People are a product of their environment. People who only see life as those who struggle to survive and those who lord their power over others are not free. Life is just those who have power and those who don’t. Those who look you in the eye and those that bow their heads. These people hear that in America people are free. People aren’t afraid of their government. Those with power don’t just take from those who don’t. (Although one could argue people are wage slaves now and corporations are killing American values) Not only are we free here in America, we would fight any who would try to take our freedom. In America looking someone in the eye is giving them your undivided attention, not some primal move to assert dominance or power. We don’t live in fear. America fights fear. America toppled the Nazis in World War II. America was the first to put a man so far into the unknown he set foot on the moon. America is the source of the internet and breaking down the barriers between nations. America was the first to show the power that exists even in the tiniest atom. America is a land of pioneers, entrepreneurs, and free happy people. Americans don’t work as slaves but choose to contribute to society to advance into the future and lead better lives. Americans work together to create the greatest and most powerful country on Earth. We are the shining beacon of hope. Every voice is heard and none are silenced. Every person has equal share in the ownership of our government. Everyone votes in a free election. Everyone has a say in how the rule of law is formed and no one is above the law. America is a country of men; not kings or despots. America is a Democracy, where all people are equal and have the opportunity to pursue success and happiness. America is a place where no matter what God you worship, no matter what you look like, no matter what you want to say or how you want to live; You. Are. Free. We reject tyranny. We reject fear. We reject evil. We choose to be free. We choose to embrace love. We choose to be good. We choose to be Americans.

What then, is happening in the minds of Americans? Now that it almost seems as though Americans are willing to fight over an increasingly authoritarian leader against their countrymen whom would defend him. The reality is actually quite simple. The same feelings exist in both groups on both sides. Yes, it is these same core American ideals that both sides are ready to fight for. If we ever come across a threat to America we should be proud that so many are ready to fight and defend their country. Truly, everyone who pushes for Trumpism and everyone who pushes against Trumpism, is a hero. I am disheartened only by the bystanders. Those who obey power without question. These same people did nothing but their day jobs as the holocaust happened. While it’s disappointing, I understand why they see it this way. Most lived hard lives and every time they put their hope in a politician, they were disappointed. Fascism, Democracy – are either paying their bills? Freedom? Can you eat that? Control? Is it warm? The stock market? Does it have cheap rent? These people are so downtrodden in their hearts and minds that without even realizing it they have internally normalized tyranny and corruption. Money talks and shit walks. These people are the product of a life that browbeat them into submission. I can only hope that I never grow so defeatist and pessimistic. I can only hope that if the gun were pointed at my head and I was asked, “Tyranny or death?”, I would boldly face that Neo-Nazi and say, “I’ll have the death” and spit in his face. Honestly though, knowing me I’d be crying, shaking uncontrollably, and shit myself while stuttering out “M-mercy… P-please you know I can’t.” Until I actually get there I can’t say for sure how stable my spine is. People who can honestly stare death in the face and laugh are either nuts or on a whole other wavelength – kudos to our armed service. But I do know that I can’t live under tyranny. Authoritarianism. Dictatorship. Putin. Trump. (I’ll explain that last one in a bit) Most Trump supporters have probably agreed with most of what I’ve said until now, same as the Never Trumpers. Hey there (never)Trumper, you’re among your countrymen. You see, Trump supporters honestly believe that they’re the ones fighting tyranny and oppression. You shouldn’t blame them for being on the other side. These people love their country. These people love the same America. This people are willing to fight to defend all those great things we love about our country. America is a state of mind they share. What’s different? Perspective.

You see, both sides of the Trump equation honestly believe that they’re fighting for what is right. America is a state of mind they believe in and will die to protect. The same America the other side is willing to fight to protect. Only, one side is being tricked by what you might call “a false prophet”. I’m not the President. I don’t own a media conglomerate. I’m not a wealthy politician on some committee. I don’t have all the answers in every detail like they might. I only have all the information that is available to everyone through books, the media, and the internet. I think that I am like most Americans in this regard, no? In pouring through all the information and (unfortunately) disinformation we have available to us there are only two possible truths: America is being taken over by a deep-state (possibly Jewish) socialist agenda pioneered by wealthy socialist (possibly Russian) extremists hell-bent on destroying Democracy, collapsing the economy, and eroding our faith and values |OR| Trump is a liar. Either the malicious wealthy elites in control of the government, corporations, foreign governments, all NGOs and watchdog groups including the ACLU, and the even the criminal underworld are in on some massive conspiracy to drag down Trump the second coming with a bogus sham partisan impeachment |OR| Trump is just guilty of trying to abuse the system to get rich and rig the election to stay in power – as testified by career officials. You see, this is the story they are being given by the man they’ve put their trust into. The man they’ve put their hopes into. The man being validated by their churches and by their news sources and confirmation bias created by unchecked ‘facts’ from their friends and loved ones on Facebook or other media. Sullying this man would mean accepting a bitter truth that isn’t easy to look at. He’s a power-hungry would-be despot that is caging children and looting the US Treasury that they fought tooth and nail to get elected. To them, this also means they have no hope. There is no one left to defend their values as some liberal socialist destroys America. The future is bitter and bleak. Their planet is dying and rich entitled brats control everything and if they stop working under their oppressive regime they’ll lose their homes and lives. All is lost.


Fortunately for you Trump fans that’s just NOT TRUE. You’re being led to believe that by a lying traitor and you need to recognize him for what he is. He is eroding the law by placing himself above it. He fancies himself a God above lesser beings. He wants to run the country as it’s Emperor, and he’s grooming his son-in-law to take over. He wants to do what he’s always done his whole life! Put on a big fancy show in his honor, degrade those he doesn’t like, flatter those he does, do whatever he wants as much as he wants, toss money and SLAPP suits at any naysayers, stuff every dollar he can touch into his pocket, and finally after all’s done, slap a TRUMP logo atop the White House. He wants to look at Putin and say, “Yeah yours is nice, but mine’s nicer” with a smug grin. This doesn’t have to happen! You love America! We’re free! Why do you think immigrants are taking jobs and making your lives miserable? Trump needed a scapegoat to blame so he would be the man to fix it – that way you’d vote for him! Are immigrants taking jobs? Sure! They’re taking the work most Americans don’t want or even know about! They’re working as farm-hands, dish washers, and janitors. They’re keeping our parks clean and crops fertilized! Most of the labor and manufacturing jobs in places like oil, coal, and steel are losing employees because they’re going overseas or being automated! These jobs aren’t coming back, because we don’t want them to! If all the work you did as a steel employee is being done by a robot, there’s just that much work that no longer needs doing. Well, then how do I get paid? Great question! First thing: don’t re-elect Trump! He’s the guy who is cutting the programs to help you out while still managing to spend over half his time golfing! Second: We need real reforms in the form of social benefits to keep you going even when you’re not working! Just because we don’t need a person doing your old job, doesn’t mean the value of your labor just disappeared. Instead it ended up as the bonus for the executives and CEO – you know, Trump’s golf buddies. Rather than all of the value of your work being sucked out by Trump and his rich buddies, shouldn’t you be getting some of that value? We need real reforms that address poverty and give Americans opportunities to either find other work or otherwise advance their education either in a different field or trade. You know what? We can! And we can take the money from the corporations to fund you! Remember how the value of your work got added to the CEOs pocket when he installed the Trump tax-funded robot? Well, with a smart corporate and wealth tax that money goes back to you in the form of credits and education . In fact, they’ve been taking so much for so long we can take enough to pay for your healthcare too and they’d still be hand-over-fist making more money than ever and be the richest people on the planet. Maybe we should fix that at some point, but for now, how about we just get some fairness? Trump promised you the world because you were desperate and he knew exactly what you wanted to hear. Trump isn’t Jesus. Trump is the false prophet. Trump lied so he could take power. He played you so he could get rich. He tricked you so he could be the president. And now he even wants you to fight so that he can be king. It’s not the Democrats that want to void your vote and start a coup. It’s the Democrats who are the last legal line between pulling down a corrupt president and civil war to defend Democracy. They see it the same way you do, only in reverse. To them (and me because it’s how I see it), Trump is spreading propaganda and lies with right-wing “alternative fact” sources and Fox News. To them, intelligence shows that these false narratives originated in Russia. To them, they see clear financial ties between the GOP and Moscow. To them, Trump did something irregular with Ukraine and any attempt to find out what exactly happened has been met with a total blockade by the President. You see, apart from a few vocal ones that called for impeachment to galvanize their base from the start, most Democrats see the Ukraine affair as this: Every non-partisan career official that was involved testified Trump is guilty of attempting to rig the election. Most of the testimony is circumstantial, but the full evidence to show what exactly went on in Ukraine is being withheld by the President. Every attempt to access witnesses, documents, or subpoena anyone in his administration is being categorically denied. They have no choice but to assume guilt and impeach. Can you really call that a sham? If the husband of a dead woman said in court, “I didn’t kill my wife. Look everywhere you want except my gun safe and my body-sized freezer”, you wouldn’t let that stand for even an instant would you? That’s just absurd. And yet, the Democrats have no choice but to view it this way. What is their alternative? There’s nothing to see here?

What am I trying to get at here? People aren’t bad because they’re being lied to. Either I, the DNC, the intelligence community, every non-Fox news outlet, and the entire free world has been deceived in a Machiavellian conspiracy the likes of which would shame the Illuminati |OR| Trump supporters have been lied to by Trump, the GOP, Fox, and maybe even their pastor. We need to get the truth and pull everyone back under one banner that is just pure honest America. We need to pull back from being so willing to fight. But also remember that anyone willing to fight is saying that they love America. Next time you see someone supporting Trump (although not always the case), try to remember you see someone who loves America too. Try to remember they’re someone’s relative too. Try to remember they’re trying to be a good person too. Try to remember they’re working hard to get by too. Try to remember they’re hoping for a better future too. Try to remember that they also believe in America, that they love freedom, that they love our country, and that they will fight beside you to defend the American state of mind. It won’t be easy to come to grips with reality whichever side is right. We need to be supportive and welcome these heroes back with open arms. They have to give up their perception of reality, their accustomed support system, and everything they thought they were fighting for. Life is hard enough already. No one deserves to be lied to in the pursuit of power. Forgiveness and tolerance are American too.

[Vote for Bernie! He wants to help the 99% the most of all the choices whether you like Trump or not! If he doesn’t work out, I’m around 😉 ]