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Biorseth, Saturday, March 21, 2020
When we were growing up in the Detroit projects back in the '50s our family doctor made house calls. Doctor Belden was a black MD who not only made house calls, but house rounds, and also hospital rounds. That was the norm back then. He always had everything he needed with him, including a nurse, and he knew everything. Literally. Pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, - you name it, he knew it and practiced it. over his career he probably delivered thousands of babies, but he wasn't known as a baby doctor - but he certainly was the one doctor any expectant mother would prefer to be there when it was her time to give birth.
He was practically a one man health care system. And a business man.
That was then, and this is now.
Doctors specialize now, even before they get out of medical school. They become expert at one thing, and that's it. So do lawyers. So do a lot of engineers. So do scientists. Nobody really learns it all; nobody sees or fully understands the really big picture; Today, most of the specialized professional "experts" know their specialty inside out, but they don'e even know their own business, because they weren't the kind of business men Doctor Belden was. Today, they are essentially highly paid employees in some health-care firm, or some law firm, or some architectural or research or aerospace firm, or whatever. Which kind of removes them from the "professional" category, in my mind. They're not in business for themselves at all.
Once, the term Professional described doctors, lawyers, etc., who were in private business for themselves. Now, it mostly denotes paid employees of some large corporate entity, little different than the rest of us.
They know their own little area of practice, and that's pretty much it. the nuts and bolts of it, but not the books. Not the business.
It's the same with mechanics. If you know an old time done-it-all mechanic, you better stick with him till he retires or dies of old age, because the younger mechanics, too, are narrower thinking and lacking his broad knowledge and seen-it-all, done-it-all long experience.
When America was new, the average citizen was a carpenter, a metal worker, an engineer, a builder, a hunter, a fisher, a farmer, a cook, a tailor, a builder, a transporter, a preacher, a medic, a soldier, etc., etc., etc. He cut his own trees, built his own house, procured his own food, raised his own family and even made his own tools.
So, specialization was a good thing in most ways, because it freed men up from many necessary tasks and enabled them to live a less hard and less brutal life. But it was bad in that it took broad general knowledge and broad general hard experience away with its rise.
Broad general knowledge and experience is the most important aspect of that quality we call simple common sense. The old GP, like Doctor Belden, was a big-picture doctor; he didn't just look at that broken bone, or that fever, or that shortness of breath as the one thing he had to fix. If he was attending a patient he looked at the whole patient, not just the specific, narrow problem of the moment. It was the broad knowledge, common sense way to operate.
And that is what is largely lost today, even in education. Teachers, too, have become specialized. Everybody stays in their narrow corridor of super expertise, and few see the big picture. Today the people earning the highest degrees and possessing the most letters after their names are frequently the most proudly and even arrogantly narrow-thinking experts in their particular very specific fields.
They are the "Experts".
Did you ever notice that when a problem arises beyond the scope of any particular specialization, for example in medicine, that the approach always calls big conferences of all the experts in all related specialties? They have to discuss it to death and come up with trial solutions, because there is no old GP among them who is a big picture, broad spectrum common sense practitioner.
And so it is with American politics today. Every time you turn around there's another conference going on, another blue-ribbon commission being appointed to solve some problem, another gaggle of experts being assembled, another unconstitutional bureaucracy being created for some special purpose, or another unconstitutional set of unlegislated, unrepresentative and unaccountable bureaucratic regulations being illegally created and enforced as if they were actual laws.
It's the "Expert" way of running government and doing politics.
President Trump was ruffling "expert" feathers from the day he announced his candidacy for the Presidency. Today, he is plucking them. He is going through unconstitutional rules and regs like you know what through a you know what. Raising government revenue by cutting income taxes, and freeing an unduly restrained citizenry by eliminating regulations, all things the "experts" "know" cannot be done, should not be done, and none of them would ever do. They are the experts, after all. Since they are the experts, Trump, and we, should shut up and listen to them.
With every tax cut, they all shout "How ya gonna pay for it?", in unison, even as the government revenues go up right before their very eyes. They can't help it. They are controlled and dominated by their own expertise. To question the authority of their expertise is to question what has become their very reason for being. It's entirely personal with them. They are so proud in their own certainty that, like Satan, they cannot ever admit that they might be wrong.
They are convinced in their errors. Dedicated to their own expertise. It is what and who they are; if their expertise is questioned, it is personal.
We, and Trump, should shut up and listen to them when they declare that life on earth is threatened by man-caused climate change, and the only hope all life on earth has rests in Marxocrats being elected to high office in American elections. And even then, the expert Marxocrats can only slow down the death of the planet, not stop it. And so, if humanity is to survive, we have to hurry up and colonize Mars, quick, before we go extinct.
They are dead certain of these things. And they are the experts.
Elitist Pride and their own "expertise" have rendered them stupid.
Look at their Coronavirus Machiavellian attempt to terrorize the citizenry out from under their own Constitution, to be willingly and even self-herded into the planned great global Commune, where they would all supposedly be safe.
Let's all just take a deep breath and look at the actual numbers.
The reason the USA fatality rate is lower than that of the outside world is that American citizens are healthier than the citizens of the outside world, and American has more and better private health care than the outside world. And this is due to American Capitalism more than anything else.
The more Socialist and less Capitalist any nation is, the higher that nations death rate will be, for Coronavirus and every other malady known to man. And the reverse is true. The more Capitalist and the less Socialist, the lower all fatality rates will be. Governments are just not very good at the practice of medicine.
Nor is any government in any way better at taking care of the needs of the citizenry than are the citizens themselves when they are free to do so.
We pointed out in the Quarantine Uninfected Free Enterprise treatment that this may be the first time in history that the government tried to quarantine all those who were not infected. The healthy citizenry. In effect, to quarantine everyone in the nation.
The effect is to completely shut down the whole American economy. Quoting from the article,
And both individual and national wealth production goes with it.
And we wind up a Socialist nation by default. Kiss your Constitution goodbye. And they will switch from soft to hard Marshal Law in a heartbeat, in this "emergency situation" and do it "for the good of all", and many citizens will go along with it, if the globalists get away with it. And then, the hammer will fall.
Again, what's the difference between Socialism and Communism?
Communism is Socialism imposed on a population at the point of a gun.
And again, that is the proper and the perfect definition of Communism.
We see the exact same evil, underhanded "gentle herding" of the Catholic laity and the remaining still-Catholic clergy out of Catholicism and into Socialism/Communism. The Coronavirus pandemic has been weaponized and capitalized on by the homocentric and criminally corrupt Social Justice, Rainbow-Flag, all-inclusive, syncretism-promoting, tradition-opposing, doctrine-ignoring Catholic Bishopric.
They have allowed Bella Dodd's Communists and homo-predators to exist, persist, advance, recruit, train and promote more of their own kind, in their own ranks, for far too long, and now they have allowed them to put themselves and their evil causes in charge of the whole Catholic hierarchy.
What we are left with are a majority of Catholic Bishops who are evil men, and a minority of Bishops who are cowed into silence, or worse; participation in evil. If they do not commit the sins of their brothers, they help cover them up, entangling themselves in a web of evil.
At the very least, they do not say what they know to be true.
You know that, at the very least, courage is missing when your Bishop shuts down the Holy Mass in his particular church because someone might catch their death in a cold. They don't even wonder how many might catch their permanent death from lack of Eucharist.
No American government official of any rank could legally order Catholic Churches closed. Only Bishops could do that here. If the government tried to shut the Churches, the Bishops, if they are true to their ordinations, should refuse, even under pain of death, as many have historically done in past incidents all over the world. But not these; not today in America, and not even in the Vatican.
What this tells us is that we have American Bishops who may be just as Communist, just as anti-American, just as anti-Catholic as any politician who may be found in the American Marxocrat Party.Or worse. Some of the highest ranking Bishops in America have already been shown to have the "morals" of BMDFP10 and Cardinal Bernardin.
Trump is playing their game, and turning it back on them. He recommends what they recommend, but he doesn't command more than Federalism allows. He doesn't order anything closed; governors and mayors do that. But he doesn't resist. Look at the bevy of "Experts" behind him every time he speaks now, which is just about every day. He lets the Experts do most of the talking.
And, because of Trump's actions, note what's happening in America and in the world during this Chi-Com-Virus world crisis.
Note also how the philosophically Communist mainstream media and governors of California, New York and Illinois all urge President Trump to shut down all business and all employment in the nation, so that we have one cohesive dictatorial plan operating in the whole nation. And note well how President Trump seemingly mildly declines the invitation, without condemning the governors for having done it in their own states.
I love his "We'll see" responses to questions as might issue from children.
What they are really after is the destruction of the whole nation's economy, bringing about a depression in America and the world. Another opportunity for Revolution; another opportunity for the elimination of rule of law; perhaps the best ever opportunity for the elimination of the world's only Nation Of Laws, and the elimination of Constitutional America.
Americans are not ruled by men, but by the law. Who else can say it? We have no ruler other than our Constitution. Everyone else on earth is ruled by men, or by one man. Not us.
We are a nation of laws and not of men.
The philosophical Communists would love to destroy the Church, too, but they cannot do that, because it cannot be done. One way or another, the Church will come out of this crisis, too.
This crisis is going to end. And if it ends the way I think it will end, a whole lot of "Experts" are going to look really, really bad in the eyes of the American public. And a whole lot of cowardly "Catholic" Bishops will be with them in that same reviled and disgusting boat.
They will have all been Trumped, tripped-up and Trumpled.
The only thing Truth has going for Him in this world is us.
The restoration of Truth = Reality in the hearts and minds of men is now totally dependent upon you and me; if we don't do it, it won't get done.
Print, sign and send The Letter, and make our Church Catholic again.
Get behind President Trump, and make America Constitutional again.
With fear and trembling, work out your salvation--Phil 2:12
Seek the Truth; Find the Way; Live the Life.
Please God, and Live Forever.
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