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The fatal false premise is a deadly logical trap for the non-thinking, semi-literate, miss-educated or mal-educated person. A premise is one of the propositions for a deductive argument. It is a proposition or a position, which may form the basis of a larger argument, and which may point or “pre-dispose” someone toward a conclusion. When the premise is false, and particularly when any false premise is seen to be quite popular and holds “main-stream” acceptance, it is often not even thought about at all. “Broad general consensus” today often carries more social weight than reason, evidences and the application of Critical Thinking.
A false premise is one that leads the follower astray; a fatal false premise is one that leads him to his doom. Or, it leads to the doom of the system or science or study or project that is following the false premise. A scientist holding fast to a fatal false premise will wind up with something other than a true scientific result. A theologian holding fast to a fatal false premise will wind up with something other than a good theological vision. A general holding fast to a fatal false premise will wind up losing a battle or a war. A politician or a political Party holding fast to a fatal false premise will wind up losing a political contest, or a country. A free citizenry or a liberated population holding fast to a fatal false premise may lose its voice, its freedom or even its life.
A false premise becomes fatal as it increasingly enjoys broad general consensus and becomes an axiom. An axiom is a premise that is taken as true from the outset; i.e., “that anthropomorphic global warming is true is simply axiomatic.” An axiom is not questioned; it is assumed, at the outset, to be true and not in need of any test. The thinker simply accepts it and moves on, without realizing that his further thinking is merely building a delicate house of cards with no tested, true and substantial foundation beneath it.
Many if not most of today’s most recognized axioms are simply false; they are fatal false premises that enjoy broad general consensus even on a global scale.
Major False Premise “Factories.” Eastern culture’s most successful benefactor of the fatal false premise is the ideology of Islam, with its own very foundational fatal false premise, which states that Islam is a religion of peace. We will speak more about Islam later.
Western culture’s most successful benefactor from fatal false premises is the ideology of Marxism. Under Marxism, all preceding false axioms now join with newer Marxist-invented ones, all with the hidden, treacherous intention of migrating power upward from the people to the state, or to an elite class, or to a central authority – a dictator. Marxism will take over any existing crisis, or even invent a new crisis in order to grow itself. More than any other person, group, religion or ideology, Marxism has benefited from and successfully capitalized on generally accepted falsehood. Every crisis is seized upon, and many crises are invented, in order for Marxism to ride to the rescue on an emergency basis and further popularize itself. In every such case, the people become more taxed, regulated, impoverished and restricted – willingly so – while the political perpetrators become more powerful, and the Marxist ideology of salvation through intervention is shown in a heroic light.
Today, in America, this very process is going on, openly, expressly against the will of the electorate. The perpetrators know full well that they will not be re-elected, and they don’t particularly care. That is not their intention. They intend to destroy America, not to continue the American Republican Constitutional process. Their real goal is the elimination of sovereign America as any sort of world power, and the assumption and take-over of world governance via the Islamist-Marxist dominated United Nations and the World Court. That is their high risk predominantly Marxist gamble. (Dedicated revolutionaries are not afraid of risk.)
The underlying theme of Marxism, which is that Communism is the inevitable natural evolutionary end of all social development, is itself a fatal false premise. The falsehood – the utter impossibility – of Communism is so gross, glaring and obvious as to actually warrant the label stupid. Everything about Marxism is a lie. We talked about this in the Great Communist Lie page. Marxism is an opportunistic disease of the intellect. Its deceptive but true purpose is to convert you, recruit you, bamboozle you, enslave you or kill you, while centralizing all political power and all legal authority.
In the World Revolution Returns page we laid out a time-line of how major false notions and their champions gradually came from doubtful obscurity through a sort of social metamorphoses to grudging acceptance, and even to becoming axiomatic. History records the process for us; it is all there for the reading.
The times, persons and notions were laid out in a general way. Machiavelli, Luther, Munzer, Hegel, Robespierre, Leroux, ;Saint Simon, Robert Owen, Proudhon, Marx, Lenin, Cloward and Piven, and the current, on-going “revolution” in the name of achieving man-made worldly perfection, right here on earth.
All of the previous social falsehoods, some of them idiotic, coalesced together under the new idiotic notions of Marxism, and formed into a truly resilient, flexible and seemingly indestructible, rabble-rousing Revolutionism, most usually traveling under the banner of Marx’s (and Engle’s) most popular work, the Communist Manifesto.
On many other web pages on this website I have argued with “expert” Marxists who challenge my descriptions of Marx and his theories. They say I confuse Marxism with Socialism, or Communism with Leninism, or Marxist-Leninist theory with Stalinism, etc., etc., etc. Some few of them didn’t know that Hitler called himself and his movement Marxist, or that the Nazi Party was in actuality the National Socialist Worker’s Party. Bottom line, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Ho, Castro, Pol Pot, all, and many more, called themselves Communist, called their empires Communist, called their sole legal political Party Communist, and every single one of them was a Marxist. Why mince words or split hairs over all this lunacy?
The only real difference between any of these murderous absolute dictators involved their personalities. The only difference between “Communist” dictators and Nazi-Fascist dictators is that the Communists expropriated the means of production, and the Nazi-Fascists virtually enslaved the private owners of the means of production.
A nation of thirds. We talked about the three thirds on other pages; basically, the American electorate is, and has been from our national birth, divided into three roughly equal populations. One third is pro-Constitution, one third is pro-Marxist theory, and one third is “undecided;” the so-called independents. The pro-Marxists may prefer the title Liberal or Moderate or Progressive or whatever; but if you look at what they promote and what they oppose, you see that they are indeed pro-Marxist. In pre-Revolution days, it was one third revolutionary, one third loyalist, and one third called Mug-Whumps by Ben Franklin: those with their mugs hanging over one side of the fence, and their whumps hanging over the other. It has always been that way, even though issues change. America is not a land of giant landslide elections.
We talked about those Stalin referred to as his useful idiots in the Leftist Useful Idiocy page. For at least 50 years Americans have been mal-educated and dumbed-down to the point that Leftist useful idiocy dominates so-called Liberal thought. Many of the fatal false premises we will discuss are swallowed, hook, line and sinker, by not only Liberals, not only “independents,” but also by many Conservatives.
Our glorious leader, Comrade Premier Barrack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him, was elected by three and only three major voting factions: Marxists; a solid, unthinking, unflinching, unmovable black inner city vote, and a whole lot of super race-conscious guilt-ridden white liberals who voted for him solely and exclusively because he is black. That’s it. The man had nothing else going for him. He is an anti-American Marxist. He has the intellect of a turnip. He is our President less because he is a Marxist than because he is black.
Many idiots have awaken to the threat, and come over to the Conservative third, at least on some issues. All the blacks with any brains at all are already with us. The guilt-ridden Liberal whites who have recognized the true nature of Comrade Obama are already with us. The ghetto blacks who always vote in a block are beyond hope; we should not waste time trying to win them. In fact, anyone, of any color or background, who has not yet seen the light is probably not going to see it. Patriot, 9/12, Constitutional, Tea Party, etc. efforts at winning future elections should concentrate on keeping our third motivated to action, and not waste time trying to convince committed Marxist revolutionaries and their fools. The Marxists will always have the vote of the abortionists, the pornographers, the homosexual activists, the drug lords, the union thugs, the gangsters, the journalists and Hollywood. That’s just the way it is. We still outnumber them, now that the true stripes of Comrade Obama are clearly visible.
Comrade Obama’s continuous, nearly daily political campaign speeches that conservatives find so infuriating are not aimed at them; his rhetoric is aimed at his Marxist third, which he will never lose. He will always have the so-called black vote, and the Marxist vote. He will always have most of the immoral vote – meaning the pro-abortion, pro-homosexual, legalized-drugs, prostitution, open-borders, illegal-alien, gangster vote, of those who vote at all. All of those in the middle third who still have half a brain left have already switched sides and joined a Tea Party or similar group, which explains Comrade Obama’s and the Marxocrat Party’s plummeting poll numbers. But, like I said, he and they are not looking to be reelected; they are looking for the electoral process to be destroyed.
Being past my mid-sixties qualifies me for junior membership in the Old Farts Club. Looking around, I see some in my own age group and even older who don’t really know what Marxism is, and who think the Liberal political position is unrelated to Marxism. The numbers of those who think that way go up as I look at younger and younger people. When you get to those who are sub-40, the numbers of those who don’t even know what Marxism is, or what Communism is, go up dramatically. When you get to the sub-30s, forget it. Many of them don’t even really know what America is, and so they cannot properly judge what might be anti-American.
Prove it. Ask young people to define Marxism, or Communism, and then just shut up and listen. Ask your children, your grand children, your nephews and nieces, young people at church or at work or wherever. Ask the question and then remain silent. For the most part, you will find that they cannot do it. They cannot define or describe or explain Marxism because they don’t even know what it is. Those who are college educated may know, but have a skewed vision of it that is positive. Those who even know who Marx was may describe him as some sort of genius in the field of economics, or a high-falutin philosopher or something. Few if any will describe him as he was, as deadbeat, a dark, brooding malcontent and a bloody revolutionary with a warped, twisted vision of an impossible utopia – man made heaven on earth.
Bottom line here – the Liberal political position is anti-American, and it is indeed related to Marxism. The notion of redistribution cannot be reconciled with the continued existence of a free market, private enterprise and an independent, liberated citizenry. A dependent population and an all powerful government cannot be reconciled with the American Constitution. The American government is Constituted to, very strictly speaking, govern, and nothing more. Not control anything outside of the government, any part of the economy, any part of private enterprise, any part of our private lives. Just govern; that’s it. Legislate, execute and adjudicate law, and nothing more. To get government to do any more is unconstitutional and anti-American.
Let’s look at some fatal false premises as they have come to us through history.
The Ends Justify The Means is a fatal false premise. In Machiavelli’s day, it was seen as so blatantly immoral that it brought about the repeated political failures and the fall of Machiavelli, who died a hated, despised and broken man. But, how is it seen today? In some circles it is bandied about as a normal truism, little different from any other “philosophy” for achieving something or getting ahead. It may not be seen by some as even addressing any moral issue at all.
Authority Is Evil is a fatal false premise. It presumes that authority is somehow illegitimate and was somehow obtained in an unfair way, at the expense of preferred citizen equality. This is ridiculous, of course, but it feeds the animosity of the underclass and promotes class envy or even class warfare.
Liberty, Equality, Fraternity is a fatal false premise. There is nothing wrong with fraternity, but citizen liberty and citizen equality are two mutually exclusive things. You gain freedom to act in your own self interest only at the expense of equality with everyone; similarly, you gain equality with everyone only at the expense of freedom to act in your own self interest. The conflict here is total; it is irreconcilable.
Socialism is a scientific organization of both industry and society (Saint Simon) – this is another fatal false premise. There is nothing scientific about Socialism. No pure Socialism has ever even existed. The “Paris Commune” of 1871 lasted one month out of all of world history. If Socialism has never been made to work and has never even been observed, then it remains an unproven hypothesis with no real science behind it.
Religion opposes science and points man in the wrong direction – this is another fatal false premise. Material science and theological science are two independent but not mutually exclusive disciplines. Religion has never opposed science, and true science, differentiated from scientism, has never opposed religion. Many eminent theologians were or are men of science, and vice versa.
As mere products of environment, people are not responsible for their actions; therefore, people need to be “properly” educated, and to be controlled, trained and prepared for labor – for their own betterment. Which sounds rather authoritarian. This is a fatal false premise. The Welshman Robert Owen, father of the Cooperative Movement, encouraged the forcible “improvement” of people by state action, and the elimination of all religion as bad for mankind. In the Catholic Communism page we quoted Von Mises, as follows:
But all of this Socialism was developed with nothing but the best of intentions, of course.
Property is theft is a fatal false premise. Property is not theft. Property is merely property. Stealing property is theft. This is a Proudhonian piece of Socialist lunacy designed to destroy peace and order in society, to induce class warfare, promote both guilt and envy and to destabilize society. The notion that ownership equals theft flies in the face of Thou shalt not steal and Thou shalt not covet, which firmly establish the right of man to personal private ownership of something, and to continue to own it. Be it flocks and herds, be it land, be it a pair of socks, or even an idea, it is his to be held, sold, given or disposed of as he wills, at his pleasure, and his alone.
Anarchy is Order is a fatal false premise. This is yet another brilliant gem from Proudhon. Anarchy is not order; anarchy is the epitome of disorder. Anarchy is a mere stepping stone to absolutely ruthless establishment of order, by force, and the enforcement of an entirely new authority. Everyone who today challenges or demonizes authority will tomorrow bless the next authority that forcibly replaces it. The man who loudly condemns authority says, in his heart, “authority for me, but not for thee.” He really wants to BE the only one in authority. It is not really authority itself that is damned here; rather, it is the ones who currently hold it.
Karl Marx and the Communist Manifesto represents a huge, long, nearly endless string of fatal false premises. Marx actually sought to remake man in his own image. We’re talking about the modification of the nature of man, to suite the purposes of Marx. The complete reordering of all of world society. Where do we even begin the list? Once began, where do we end it? Virtually everything the man wrote was impractical to the point of lunacy. A partial list:
These are Marx’s own words. They come straight out of his Communist Manifesto. Look at our own national founding and constituting documents, and then come back and re-read the list above, and you will see that we are cruising straight into our own national doom, willingly. You won’t see such things as demonizing religion, or radical secularism, or public education, or graduated income tax, or a central bank, etc., etc., etc., anywhere in the American founding literature; all that came right straight out of Marx’s Communist Manifesto.
I have been warning that Marxism is ascendant here in America for years and years. I stated it and restated it in different ways, and argued with Leftists about it in the Vietnam War page, the Definition of Marxism page, the Marxism page, the Argument Refuting Marxism page, and a host of other pages on this web site. I feel like I’m just whistling in the wind. Marxism is clearly winning here, and nobody seems to be paying attention.
More and more Americans are not shocked at the three favorite sentences of the Marxist bureaucrat on the rise to power:
Committed Marxist revolutionaries will never change their stripes. Some time before the real revolutionary blood-letting begins the “useful idiot” types will be forced to actually think. Some of them will join us, but some of them will decide that it might be better to be the one saying shut up and get on the cattle car than to be one of those struggling to climb aboard with the rest of the slaves.
Marxism-Leninism presents another long string of fatal false premises. Marxism-Leninism was described best in the Marxist Fundamentals page. (I have painfully learned that when you argue types of Marxism or subsets of Marxist lunacy, that opposing Marxist “experts” will descend into silly pedantic details regarding the differences between the theories of Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Mao, etc., etc., etc. Let it be said here that they all referred to themselves as Communists, their cause as Communist, their Party was Communist, their sham governments were called Communist, and the only difference between any of them involved personalities. Neither Socialism nor Communism ever even existed.) Marxism-Leninism emerged as the most popular form of bloody revolution among bloody revolutionaries world wide.
Note well that Vladimir Lenin had a mere 15 thousand committed revolutionaries with him amid the vast, gigantic Russian population when he succeeded in taking over. He succeeded by utter ruthlessness, killing the Czar, his family and all of his heirs immediately, converting or wiping out (purging) all existing leadership everywhere and assuming power before the vast populace even knew what was going on. It was a desperate coup, ruthlessly applied and ruthlessly followed-up, with death the only other option, and this great gamble rewarded Lenin with the rule of Russia and the beginning of the Soviet Union.
Note well that Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is not so desperate. He is starting his bloody revolution from the office of the Presidency of the USA, with the support of a majority in the House and a majority in the Senate, and with the overwhelming support of his propaganda arm, the Obamunist SLIMC1 ; and, of course, he always has the full support of his third of the electorate, spoken of above.
Finally, note this well: the one and only thing going in Constitutional America’s favor is that Obamunism has lost the element of surprise. Despite the best efforts of the SLIMC1 , we Americans are not as ignorant of current events as were the ordinary Russian citizens back in Lenin’s day. America is waking up. The Tea Party has only begun. Remember, the military oath is to the constitution, and it is an oath that Obamunism violates daily. So long as there are generals like McChrystal and Petraeus who have not been turned or shot, and so long as there are combat veterans, both civilian and serving, all over the country and the world, and so long as there are US Marines close to the Presidency, any forcible attempt at violent overthrow by Obamunists or radical overreach by Comrade Obama may result in a very bloody action, but it will ultimately fail. The ringleaders will wind up dead or in prison for a long, long time. Perhaps at Gitmo.
Here, in Lenin’s own words, is his plan for America and for the rest of the world:
Here you see the underhanded, sneaky treachery of Marxism on full display, showing how foolish and suicidal it is to try to negotiate with or to try to be friends with an ideology that seeks to rule you or kill you. Listen to Rykov, Lenin’s successor in the Council of Soviet Commissars:
Here is what Professor Manulilsky taught at the Soviet School of Political Warfare:
I’ll bet you didn’t know that’s where the so-called “Peace Movement” began. The sixties-seventies “Peaceniks” were (and are) clearly either the most devious and hypocritical traitors or the most useful idiot fools in all of Western Culture history. With their peace-symbol T-shirts, flowers, “make love not war” slogans, their pot and their LSD, what they were actually working toward was the violent overthrow of our constitutional government and the extermination of the bourgeois, so that the worker population could be drafted into “industrial armies,” loaded onto cattle cars and subjected to “equitable redistribution of population” to suite the “proletariat,” or the Party, or the dictator, or whatever, in accordance with the incredibly stupid Communist Manifesto.
The Communist International’s 7th Congress changed Marxist-Leninist terminology to better promote world domination while lulling the world’s victims to sleep. For example, the word “Liberation” was substituted for “Revolution.” “Peace and Socialism” was substituted for “World conquest by the Proletariat.” “Peaceful and gradual transition to Socialism” was substituted for “Armed seizure of power and liquidation of the bourgeoisie.” The world Communism, when used in non-Communist company, was changed to be “Progressive” or “Liberal” or “anti-Fascist” or “anti-Nazi.” Just in case anyone read the Communist Manifesto and knew what the real goal was. Non-Communism was to be referred to as “Imperialism.” Thus Marxism-Leninism mean to destroy us from within, get us all to cooperate to dig a great big hole, and then just push America into her own grave. That’s Marxism-Leninism. See the Marxist Fundamentals page.
A little food for thought:
Profit is Greed is a fatal false premise. Profit and greed are two very different things. Profit is a necessary good. Every business ever formed was formed for the purpose of making profit, and there is nothing wrong with that. Every worker who ever got a job and went to work did so for profit, and there is nothing wrong with that. There is nothing wrong for improving your condition or seeking something more than you have through honest labor. If you go into the woods and find a wild apple tree and gather apples, and you gather more than you can eat, the excess is profit. You can sell it, or barter it for something you don’t have, such as corn, or anything at all, and that is not greed. This is a falsehood that is fostered in order to demonize the private sector and call the public sector – meaning government – to the rescue. But, you see, profit is not something to be rescued from. Profit is not evil, and profit does not equate to greed.
Business is motivated by Corporate Greed is a fatal false premise. Business is motivated by profit, and profit is not greed, but a necessary good. Marxism pretends that the only “moral” motivation for business and the only “proper” reason for its existence is to provide employment for workers rather than profit for owners and investors and risk-takers. The only entity that can provide work and pay workers without need for any profit produced by the work of the workers is the government. This fatal false premise is designed to move workers from private enterprise to either government employment or dependence on government entitlements, or both. That means a more limited free market and a less liberated, more dependent worker force. This is the slow death of liberty. It is also the slow economic death of a nation, because governments do not and cannot produce wealth. Only free and liberated citizens produce wealth. Governments only consume wealth. This process turns valuable and highly productive human capital into a mass of helpless mouths to be fed by a government that has less and less money coming in.
Marxist Redistribution is a fatal false premise. We have already seen that Marxist Socialism and Marxist Communism have never even existed; here we are stating that Marxist Redistribution is equally impractical and impossible as any kind of real world ideal. The only place you will ever see it even partially applied is during the slide into dictatorship, which we in America are now experiencing. Then, we see private enterprises being reduced and even destroyed while unearned entitlements are increased or created. This is the drive to achieve the “soft slavery” of the people, making them into government dependents. When the government runs out of income the bogus “benefits” will be cut or eliminated. Everything, including health care, will be in shorter and shorter supply and ever increasingly rationed.
Look at the history of all Marxist (Communist) states and their dictators. Stalin, Mao, Ceausescu, Tito, Castro, etc.; all of them – and you will see that they all lived very well, ate the best foods, lived in comparative luxury, were chauffeured everywhere and constantly attended to by servants and guards. While their people suffered shortages, long lines for necessities of life, increasing poverty and even starvation. Nothing is redistributed to the people. Nothing is plentiful out in the marketplace. Just as one example, the Cuban workers today make a state mandated equivalent of $20 American per month in total income. Try to imagine what life in America might be like at that mandated level of income. Try to imagine living the rest of your life without something simple, something plentiful today, like toilet paper. And then get ready for it, for that is where we are headed under Obamunism.
Marxist dictators are and always have been the world’s worst examples of what they all demonize: They are Capitalist Super-Exploiters Of The People. They introduce a new class into their supposedly classless society – the class of the Rulers, and a sub-strata of close subordinates who also live very well. That was their real goal all along.
The Population Problem is a fatal false premise. The Elites know, and have been teaching our children, the “enlightened” principle that says that HBAACOTE11 . The Chicken-Little warning The population is exploding! Run for your lives! leads us to the conclusion that only a WBESSWG17 can provide salvation from this horrific global menace to earth, nature and everything. It’s just too big a problem for us little people to deal with.
The lowly hoi polloi are increasingly encouraged by the superior elites to not look too closely at the simple and clear facts of the matter. Great, gigantic global problems like this are always related to a spoiled and out-of-control American petty bourgeois middle class who’s silly Judeo-Christian religions prohibit artificial contraception, abortion and freedom of choice, fetal stem-cell harvesting, human cloning, assisted suicide, eugenics, culling the unfit, and that uses too much energy, consumes too much of our precious global natural resources, and who will not allow their own government to properly restrain their greedy activities. Therefore, the need for Global Governance. See?
See the Population Problem Hoax page. There is no population problem, and there never was any such thing.
Depletion of fossil fuels is a fatal false premise. The Chicken-Little warning We’re running out of oil! We’re running out of coal! We’re running out of gas! Run for your lives! leads us to the conclusion that only a WBESSWG17 can provide salvation from this horrific global menace to earth, nature and everything. It’s just too big a problem for us poor helpless little people to deal with.
The lowly hoi polloi are increasingly encouraged by the superior elites to not look too closely at the simple and clear facts of the matter. Great, gigantic global problems like this are always related to a spoiled and out-of-control American petty bourgeois middle class who’s silly Capitalistic Profit and Greed mentality prohibits building green technology to eliminate fossil fuel dependence. Again, the vast petty bourgeoisie “Middle Class” will not allow heroic government to properly legislate and regulate all fossil fuels, for the good of the planet. The greedy, selfish Americans insist on being represented by their government rather than being ruled by it. Therefore, the need for Global Governance. See?
The only problem with this thinking is the simple fact that, every year, without fail, throughout all of history, the proven reserves of all fossil fuels increases, and never decreases. There is more known, proven oil and coal and gas in the ground today than ever before. The price of gasoline today is cheaper, in constant dollars (adjusted for inflation) than it was the day the automobile was invented. Oil today is, incredibly, considerably cheaper than bottled water.
See the Eco-Nazi Movement page. There is no fossil fuel shortage, and there never was any such thing.
Need for Universal Health Care is a fatal false premise. The “ideal” says that everyone on earth needs precisely the same level of health care, an ideal that is only possible if the whole world descends into witch-doctoring. The Chicken-Little warning There is no universal health care! Run for you lives! leads us to the conclusion that, unless modern operating theaters are as equally available deep in the jungles of Borneo as they are in America, they should not exist at all.
See the This Ain’t Health Care page, and the Global Consensual Fraud page; nothing the Marxocrats say is true. They are all MEJTML14 s; it is in their Marxist nature; they can’t really help it You show me a Marxist and I’ll show you an ends-justify-the-means liar.
As usual with Marxists, the true goal of Obama-care has nothing whatsoever to do with the health care industry or the health insurance industry, except to destroy most of them and rigidly control the pitiful remainder. The real Marxist goal is state control of the economy at the expense of the private sector, the migration of power from the people to the state, and increasing the dependence of the citizenry on the state. That is to say, to limit liberty.
The Open Borders and let’s be nice notion is a fatal false premise. This one is just too stupid for words. Instant citizenship for all who have criminally entered our country. Criminal entry into the USA (and nowhere else) is declared to be a “Human Right” by the UN. Opposing criminal entry into the USA is declared to be “Discriminatory Practice” by Mexico. If this stupid notion were to be adopted by the world, as it should be if it is not stupid, then all countries, including Mexico, Russia, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Canada, Australia, Lebanon – all countries – should just shut down their embassies, eliminate all passport and visa usage, discard all immigration and emigration rules, open their borders and just let anyone run back and forth across their borders.
Ambassadors and embassies would no longer have anyone to represent, nor would they have any reason to exist. Open borders means, of course, the end of sovereignty and the end of nations: the ultimate Marxist ideal. Of course, all real revolutionaries know that ideal is quite impossible, but it remains a useful ideal of enormous use in keeping the useful idiots stringing along with the general Marxist agenda.
Note how the timetable has changed, now that there is a true blue Marxist revolutionary holding the Presidency of the USA, supported by a fully Marxist sitting government. Lenin planned that the US would be the last one to fall; but nobody, in their wildest dreams, could foresee the rapid advance of Obamunism and the conquest of America from within before now. Now, The US is to be the first nation to fall. Once America no longer exists, or is so weakened that she may as well not exist, there will be no super-power to come to the rescue of any other nation. They will all be ripe for the plucking. When the borders are gone, America will cease to exist as a nation.
Some American bishops have already championed the open borders stupidity for America. If the real Church believed in any such a stupidity, then it would fire the Swiss Guard and throw open every part of the Vatican, including even the Papal chambers, to anyone who wanted to just waltz in there and rummage around. That would be practicing what you preached.
If you want to see where this little piece of utter insanity was born, go back and read Marx’s Communist Manifesto again.
Anthropomorphic Global Warming is a fatal false premise. The whole notion that any ice-age or any warming-period of any known or current climatic cycle is somehow man-induced, or that man can do anything at all about the global climate, is specious at best downright stupid at worst. It is a false premise seized upon by Marxists as a tool with which to treacherously and underhandedly seize control of whole economies and bring about the failure of all free markets.
The Chicken-Little warning The Globe is warming! The polar bears are drowning! The sea is rising! The super-hurricanes are coming! Run for you lives! leads us to the conclusion that, unless we listen to all of TTRSTF4 and discount the proven open fraud of their statements, then we and the whole world are doomed, doomed, by our own SUVs and air-conditioners. This is yet another problem that demands resolution via a WBESSWG17 entity, because we the people are too stubborn to shut up and listen to the elites who intend to rule us.
The Fatal False Premises just keep going on and on. I could keep this up all day, and not be finished with them all. Let me try to be brief with just a few more. (See the Eco-Nazi Movement page for the details.)
The acid rain is coming! Run for your lives! The “acid rain” that was touted to have denuded Eastern and Canadian forests turned out to be the result of an insect called the gypsy moth, and had nothing whatsoever to do with acid rain. Man-caused acid rain is a local phenomenon, and when I say local, I mean within a few hundred yards of the source; in the case of a really big plant of some kind, maybe a quarter of a mile. It is exactly the same situation with ozone pollution. There is nothing man can do or should logically try to do to change the natural PH factor of rain, or of any body of water, or of the world. Expensive smokestack “scrubbers” and other costly expenditures on business mandated by law and regulation have had no effect whatsoever on acid rain anywhere, but only on the cost of doing business, and therefore on the cost of goods and services available in the market place.
The ozone holes are growing! Run for your lives! This open fraud brought us laws and regulations prohibiting such perfectly harmless things as Freon and Styrofoam cups, for heaven’s sake. Air conditioners, refrigerators and freezers are larger and less effective as a result, meaning they require more energy to run them, and cars burn more gas per mile. Effect of all this legal change on the ozone holes: Absolutely nothing whatsoever. The ozone holes are going to do whatever the ozone holes are going to do and there is not one thing man can do about it. Government gets stronger, goods and services get more expensive, business is more restricted. Those are the real goals here.
The spiny sticklebacks are going extinct! Run for your lives! Or the spotted owls. Or the American burying beetle. Or some whale. Or some shark. Pick one. How many species have gone extinct that man knows of? Of all of those, how many extinctions had any dramatic effect on life on earth? How many had any effect on mankind? Why would we think that a spiny stickleback, or some bug, might be so dramatically important to the planet that we should allow the elites to completely restrict our access or use of areas where they might reside? Silly question. To increase government power, restrict and regulate private enterprise and curtail liberty. Why else? To injure the free market and to grow the state. The elites are not nature lovers; they are power lovers. They take advantage of nature lovers, and turn them into their useful idiot pawns.
The house is painted with lead paint! Run for your lives!
The plumbing contains lead solder! Run for you lives!
The ductwork once contained asbestos! Run for you lives!
Another kind of flu is coming! Run for your lives!
There is no Ritalin for the children! Run for your lives!
The French fries have cholesterol! Run for your lives!
Someone sneezed into his hand instead of his sleeve! Run for your lives!
Does anyone today even wonder how the New Word was discovered, conquered and settled by people who’s progeny managed to survived to this day without the advice of today’s mostly Marxist modern elites who see doom everywhere they look?
Of course, there is the fatal false premise of Natural Evolution of Species, which we described in the Definition of Darwinism page, the Darwinism page, the Argument Refuting Darwinism page, and elsewhere in this site. There we have shown that the centerpiece of Darwin’s theory – speciation – has never even been observed by anyone, including Darwin, in all of history, and it is absolutely not substantiated in the fossil record. It is, at this point, a joke. It is a global hoax, believed almost universally around the world, and yet it has never ever been substantiated or proved.
Of course, there is the fatal false premise of Freudian Psycho-Therapy, and Jungian Psycho-Kinesis, and Kinseyan Sexology, which we described in the Definition of Freudianism page, the Freudianism page and the Argument Refuting Freudianism page, among others on this site. In all of human history, no one has ever observed a conscious mind, let alone an unconscious one, and yet the whole world bought into Freud’s fraudulent psycho-babble regarding the sub-conscious, repressed memory, dream interpretation, etc., etc., etc. It’s all a bunch of psycho-crapolla.
Since the heresy of Modernism led Western man into the “advances” of the Enlightenment and Scientism, we seem to have been becoming more and more gullible. While all of the fatal false premises above did not originate with Marx, all were capitalized on by Marxists. Once a Marxist gets hold of a crisis, or creates one, or magnifies one, he will work it for all he can get out of it. The goal is the destruction of the private sector and the growth of the public (state) sector, by opportunists who will falsely claim, with a straight face, that the goal is a state of statelessness. And lots and lots of useful idiots believe them. Marxism is the modern day preeminent author of lies.
But there is another source of falsehood ascendant in the world. We have not yet spoken of Islam.
Islam is a fatal false premise. Everything about Islam is false. It is no religion. There was no angel, unless he was the wrong kind of angel. There was no revelation of God to Mohammed. Islam would be a heresy if Mohammed had been Catholic. It is a warped, twisted and fatally flawed version of Roman Catholicism. Islam is little more than an ideology of military conquest, prettied-up and masquerading as a religion. Mohammed himself took up the sword and ordered his followers to take up the sword and to conquer lands and peoples for Islam. Every Islamic country became Islamic by force. The very word Islam means house or domain or kingdom of Submission. Islam is a “religion” of war. The statement that it is a religion of peace is a flagrant categorical lie.
Today Islamic lands have become so backward and intellectually inbred as to have become animal-like, incapable of good cognition or logic. While their numbers are huge, their advancement is non-existent. They cannot even wage a good war. They have had to turn to ridiculous means of carrying out Mohammed’s imperative to conquer the world for Islam. Their leaders and their generals are just too dumb to wage a normal war with anyone and win it. So they get kids to throw or sling rocks at soldiers, so that when the soldiers defend themselves, they will look like the bad guys, beating up on little kids.
They now make suicide vests in toddler sizes. They get their women to commit suicide in order to kill some Jew. They randomly fire unguided missiles in the direction of Israelis in the hope of hitting one of them, and then run and hide among civilians. They sneak in among populations with bombs or suicidal intentions to kill innocents. That’s what Islam does. Nobody else does these things.
Islam is just sickening to even think about. Here are the links to what we’ve already said about it, since 9/11/01.
Today, Islam and Marxism combine into a common set of fatal false premises under the auspices of the United Nations. The largest single voting block in the UN is Islamic, and the second largest is Socialist. The UN is today almost unanimously anti-American and anti-Israel. The UN fully intends to try to morph itself into the government seat of the whole world. Before that can happen, of course, America must be destroyed.
Marxism has already succeeded in large part in destroying our common sense of morality and our unique American sense of being Christian. Today in America, at least in all “official” American conversations, fornication is no longer offensive, but expected, and the new norm of behavior. Homosexuality is blessed, and treated as an actual virtue, and anyone who speaks against it is renounced – speaking out against sin is the new sin. See the Against the Sexual Revolution page, the Homo-Nazi Movement page, and the HIV=AIDS=Death Myth page for how fornication became a blessed event and sodomy suddenly became a “heroic” activity, through nothing but worldly elitist lies and deceptions.
Our lives are largely ruled these days by lies.
We are educated in lies; we are entertained by lies; we are propagandized into untruth; we are imbued, stewed and steeped in it. We have long forgotten the first lie and the first liar, regarding the fruit of the tree in the center of the garden, and of the evil cunning and the super-intellect of the speaker. The first dazzling, tantalizing lie. The smooth voice of The World is so calm, reassuring and attractive.
But our name is Homo Sapiens, and that means Thinking Man. Revisit each of these fatal false premises, and employ some critical thinking to them.
And then, get down on your knees, return to Truth, and do your part to turn all this nonsense around.
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Date: Sun Jul 04 11:01:43 2010
Location: Omaha NE
All the things you say may be true or mostly true, or at least contain some truth. But you state your case so strongly that you turn people off rather than recruiting them to your cause. Your choice of words is insulting to some. Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a gay or lesbian person who is a solid conservative, and there are academics who are conservative, and there are inner city blacks who are conservative. What is needed here is more of a message that will bring us all together rather than divide us. Constitutional America, as you put it, needs all the help it can get.
Date: Mon Jun 05 10:21:22 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
There is a time for collecting, and a time for dividing.
All the homosexuals who are pro-constitution are already with us. The screaming-queen types and the in-your-face activists will never be with us, and we should not want them with us. All the inner-city blacks who are pro-constitution are already with us. Those who blindly follow the likes of Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and other “black leadership” will never be with us, and we should not want them with us. All the academics who are pro-constitution are already with us. Those like Bill Ayers will never be with us, and we should not want them with us.
I will go farther; all the union members who are pro-constitution are already with us, but that doesn’t mean we should try to lure the union organizers and thugs. The same can be said about public school teachers. All the previously life-long Democrats who are pro-constitution are already with us, but that doesn’t mean we should try to do anything other than politically destroy the Democrat Party as a political force to be reckoned with.
We are never going to convince or convert the Obamunist Third of the electorate. They are the enemy. They are absolutely committed to their cause. They will not be divided, which is why we cannot afford to vote for any third Party candidates. They only chance they have to win is to divide our vote against them. This election is too important for us to begin fooling around with any new political Parties. We can afford to do that only after the Democrat Party is virtually destroyed.
Amanda, you absolutely must recognize the enemy, or you will loose. If you don’t know your enemy on the battlefield you will loose the battle. If you don’t know your enemy in a political contest, you will loose that contest. No one – not you, not me, not anyone – is ever going to be able to “bring us all together.” This is a political contest in which there will be winners and there will be losers. The important thing here is to win and thus make sure there will be other political contests in the future.
Don’t try to be attractive to everyone. Speak the truth, preach the message, and if they won’t hear it, then shake the dust and move on.
Recognize the enemy or loose the war.
Date: Tue Jul 06 23:11:21 2010
Location: Austin Texas
Where do you get all this stuff? You have already opposed unemployment, the minimum wage and unions, so I suppose you prefer completely unfettered capitalism where business can run roughshod over workers and the environment for profit. As far as undocumented workers are concerned, no one in America will do the work they do for the pay they get. How can you even call yourself a Christian?
Date: Wed Jul 07 05:48:30 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Where I get all this stuff is from history, as I laid it out in the World Revolution Returns page.
Yes, as I have said in multiple Arguments Pro and Con pages, I oppose minimum and maximum wages, unions and paying people to not work. I don’t know what an undocumented worker is. The proper term for the people I speak of is illegal aliens, or criminal aliens. They are here illegally. They violated the laws of at least two countries just to get here, and they remain here illegally. They are criminals, and those who knowingly employ or enable them are also criminals.
There is no such thing as unfettered Capitalism. Such things as fraud and reckless carelessness are and always have been against the law. When fraud or major catastrophe brought about by recklessness occur they can be and are prosecuted under existing law. Obamunism seeks to pass new law, regulation or executive order to further strangle legitimate business and grow the government every time anything at all happens that can be falsely construed to be a national crisis.
No American has to do any particular kind of work if he chooses not to. Unlike under any Marxist dictatorship, no one has to do any work at all. But neither is the state, or anyone else, obligated to pay him not to work. You have no right to a particular job, or to particular pay, or to particular benefits. These are not rights established in natural law. If you don’t want to work, be prepared to suffer the obvious consequences of not working.
Christianity and Marxism are diametrically opposed.
Date: Fri Jul 09 23:00:57 2010
Location: Austin TX
You are just lost in whacko conspiracy theories and anti-Communist paranoia. You have taken all the decent liberal elements of social justice and turned them around in such a way as to make a liberal appear to be a Marxist monster out to get us all. The fact is, you despise and attack social justice, for the benefit of the unrestrained profit motive.
In one breathless statement you tell us that the goal is the dictatorship of individual nations, and in the next you predict world domination by the UN and a one-world government. Which is it to be?
While I strongly disagree with your position I do appreciate your civility.
Date: Sat Jul 10 06:55:34 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
Go and read the Marxism of Obama page, and the independently submitted Obama’s Ethos page, to get Obama’s own written and spoken words, and then come tell me about my wild paranoia. The ranking leaders in the House and in the Senate have shown by their own words that they are Marxist redistributionists just like our glorious leader, Comrade Barrack Hussein Obama, peace be upon him. Look at every single one of his personally appointed or hand picked Czars and cabinet members and you will find that they are all Marxist redistributionists. No exceptions. This isn’t just some sort of coincidental pattern. These people are out to destroy America.
The goal is indeed Marxist dictatorships of individual nations. A higher goal is indeed Marxist world domination, in a pattern following the model of the old Soviet Union. In that evil empire, there was one supreme dictator ensconced in the Kremlin, conversing from a position of superiority to a herd of sub-dictators in nations such as Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria, East Germany, etc., etc., etc.
Fair warning: The Soviet Union is not dead; it is only dormant. The dreaded KGB has gone nowhere; the highest KGB officers are occupying high positions in the so-called non-Communist government of Russia. Once America is destroyed or weakened to the point of incompetence, who will defend Western nations against a Russian military onslaught?
Regarding what you call the “decent liberal elements of social justice,” I submit that every single one of the fatal false premises described in the article is either Marxist inspired in the first place, or commandeered by Marxists for the benefit of the advancement of Marxism. You may call it Social Justice all you want to, but the real goal is the establishment of a new moral code to displace the ancient Judeo-Christian moral code. The new moral code is a code that denies God and His law, and replaces it with “values” attached to the world, nature, “the good of man,” and the advancement of “science.”
If God is put aside, who do you trust to define “the good of man” and an entirely new morality? A godless Marxist?
America is loaded down with people motivated by Social Justice issues who think of themselves as good people. The overwhelming majority of them may not even know that they are Marxists. They have been fooled. They do not apply Critical Thinking to any aspect of Social Justice. They are fools.
Date: Fri Jul 16 22:23:47 2010
Amanda is partially right, Vic. Take some advice from an African American conservative man. What you say is good, but the message gets lost to a lot of people because you don’t know how to reach out to the black community. You come from a different background and don’t know the language, and you don’t even know the buzzwords the language and the attitude you use that just immediately turns so many blacks off so they won’t even read the rest.
Date: Sat Jul 17 13:25:44 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
I don’t like wasted motion, effort or energy. I have no intention of reaching out to the black community. Or to the white community. Or to any racial community. I don’t give a tinker’s dam what color you are. You’ve got nothing coming just because you’re black, and I’ve got nothing coming just because I’m white. The only “communities” I intend to reach out to are the thinking community, and the decent community.
These days, thinking, decent men may reasonably be expected to be practicing Jews or Christians of various spot or stripe; that’s almost always the case. If you are a thinking, decent man, then recognize your comrades and join us. If you are a self-made dependent, or a mind-frozen Marxist ideologue, or if you are not a decent upright man, then recognize your enemies and fight us.
The same can be said of Amanda’s “gay or lesbian person who is a solid conservative”. A homosexual is what a homosexual does. If the person is cleaning up and not engaging in homosexual acts then he or she is no different than the rest of us, resisting the temptations of the world as best we can. But I will not reach out to any belligerent unrepentant sinner, and I do not expect them to reach out to me. The same goes for fornicators, adulterers, etc.
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Date: Sun Sep 21 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
Changes pursuant to changing the website URL
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Pulled the trigger on the 301 MOVE IT option June 1, 2014. Working my way through all the webpages. .
Never be lukewarm.
Life itself demands passion.
He who is indifferent to God has already forfeited his soul.
He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
In America, religion is not mere window dressing and citizenship is not a spectator sport.
Do not allow our common destiny as a whole people to just happen without your input.
Seek the Truth; find the Way; live the Life; please God, and live forever.
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to highlight pseudo-science topics with nothing behind them other than broad consensus, described by F. A. Hayek as Scientism.
The Scientism Pages.
Describing the abandonment of the scientific method in favor of "Democracy in Science", meaning, science done by gathering of popular consensus among "scientists". Old-Boy's-Club science, with awards, congratulations, drinks and cigars all around. (My list of scientists is longer than your list of scientists, therefore my opinion is scientific, and yours is not.)
The Scientism Pages highlight Democratic Group Think in Material Science. The Scientism Pages identify Popular Ideas touted as Scientific by silly, sophmoric "Scientists".
Refuting Scientism, the term coined by F. A. Hayek for modern pseudo-science. Refuting Scientism is another ho-hum, heavy-sigh, here-we-go-again effort to return to truth, common sense and sanity.
The Modernist Heresy: Western Man's Descent from Philosophy into Modernism. Modernism is the heresy of heresies, because it carries within it all previous heresies, being as it is a direct, frontal assault upon faith and all doctrine and dogma.
The Population Problem: A Real Problem, or a typical Scientistic Myth? If England has a higher population density than China, and Hong Kong's is higher than Bangladesh, then maybe the real problems are not related to any over - population problem.
The Enlightenment and Scientism advance at the expense of Western Civilization. From Voltaire to Enlightenment and Scientism to Modernism, the ill-informed cheer the process along even as it destroys Western Culture.
"There is no such thing as Scientism" say those who practice it. If Scientism is a false term, then by what title to we refer to "Scientific Theory Established By Vote"?
Eco-Nazi -ism: global problems demanding global solutions, and, global mastery. The Eco-Nazi movement actually describes two movements: those who say "it's the economy, stupid" and those who say "it's the ecology, stupid."
Global warming is outed as another global consensual fraud. So what else is new? As a global consensual fraud, global warming is not the biggest, the oldest, the longest running, or the most expensive. It’s just the latest one.
Well, is it Global Cooling, or is it Global Warming? Is there any consensus? What is needed is some real Scientistic Consensus on whether we should all be screaming "Global Cooling!" or "Global Warming!" as we all run about, on queue, mindlessly waving our arms in terror.
This ain’t Health Care. It’s all a giant pile of lies. No, it isn’t really Health Care. Nothing in Obamunism is what it appears to be.
The HIV=AIDS=DEATH myth has cost many human lives and untold billions of dollars. The HIV to AIDS Myth may be the greatest and most massive international hoax since Piltdown Man. HIV=AIDS=DEATH is the formula, but where, pray tell, is there any empirical evidence at all supporting it?
A fatal false premise is a deadly logical trap for the mal-educated person. A Fatal false premise with broad general consensus will always trump reason, evidence and critical thinking.
Against the great Communist Lie; the old, current and newer forms. Our argument: The whole “Communist Dream” is a lie; the history of “Communist Revolution” is a lie; virtually everything about Communism is just a big elaborate flagrant categorical lie.
Silly premises built on crumbling foundations: Global Villageism & Evolutionism. The Dem Global-Villagers insist the US Constitution was written to cover all citizens of Earth; Disciples of Scientism and Evolutionism all genuflect before their high priest, Richard Dawkins.
The Galileo Inquisition: Contemporary Icon for the Enlightenment and Scientism. The Galileo Inquisition was no small affair at the time, but over the centuries it has grown and become a club with which to beat the Church, and to promote the myth of the "Dark" ages.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
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