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THE TERMINAL DISADVANTAGES OF SOCIALISM!!!

Socialism: a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

This definition of socialism gotten from Google is really a valid form of government for small communities such as communes, a kibbutz, or the Amish and not appropriate for a nation. The Israelis tried kibbutz socialism on a national scale and it was a huge failure since all the kibbutzes complained that they weren’t getting their fair share of tax dollars. So the true definition of socialism should read “regulated by the GOVERNMENT as a whole” and this is really a form of communism with minimal or no personal property ownership.

Pure socialism leads to communism if it is not already communism to begin with but basically socialism in a Democratic Republic means government welfare, control, or the distribution of tax dollars to healthcare, education, shelter, transportation, food, child support, and even work to those subjectively viewed to be worthy of support by the government.

The unemployed and also destitute should have a safety net of government support in their time of greatest need so you could say that limited socialism for the unemployed and also destitute is a necessary thing. For the working population, especially the middle class and wealthy, modified capitalism with Social Security and Medicare is the preferred system of government. I call this Capsocialism and I have explained it in my blog and book GLOBALISM.

There are problems with socialism other than the fact that it is extremely expensive and winds up taxing 60% or more of worker’s income. The biggest problem is that an incentive to work is virtually killed off if all of your basic needs are payed by the government and you can live relatively comfortably off of the government dole.

“Free” healthcare, free education, free shelter, free transportation, free food, and free child support and many women don’t have to work if they have offspring. The government becomes the husband bringing home the money to pay for everything. In effect, there is less of an incentive to work because the rewards are not great enough to work smart and hard and noticeably increase your standard of living.

Pure socialists advocate central planning and ownership of the means of production and distribution by the government. This is disastrous because market pricing information is no longer available and decisions are often made by the seat of the pants without basing it on economic reality of actual cost vs. actual benefit.

Big bureaucratic corporations are highly inefficient and a big bureaucratic government in charge of almost everything is even more inefficient. Big bureaucracies are seldom accountable. They make very poor economic choices and when they make a choice it is usually extremely expensive and usually can be done at less cost by an efficient private for profit business which has competitors.

Central planning by the government was a colossal failure in the Soviet Union, Mao’s China, and more recently in Venezuela. Big power corrupts and big control over the economy means sweet heart deals with big corrupt institutions which suck on the government teat. The long duration destiny of pure socialism and pure communism is bankruptcy due to inefficient stupidity and corruption by bureaucrats.

Humans take better care of personal property that they own rather than communal property which they don’t feel responsible for, especially if they see many other lazy humans benefiting from their hard labor. That in a nutshell is why pure socialism and pure communism fail in the long duration. Humans need personal private property to function responsibly within a nation.

Socialism sucks in the long duration because more and more humans play the system for their own benefit with minimal effort on their part. The few remaining workers with income are taxed to such a high degree that their incentive to continue working is drastically reduced. The whole economy eventually comes to a grinding halt which we could call national bankruptcy where national expenses far exceed the national income.

Economically there is less growth and less entrepreneurial attempts and less competition in modified socialism. This may not be that bad because continuous economic growth on a finite planet results in a devastated environment in the long duration. However, regulating the money supply so there is no inflation or a constant value for money is the financial solution to the problem which no government has the balls to do. It is a global money supply and the big international banks have no interest in zero inflation so no government is currently supporting a zero inflation policy with it’s currency.

Conclusion:

Socialism sometimes works in small communities of about 150 humans who know each other by name and interact frequently. They may have some private property but mostly the efforts or income of the community are usually distributed equally among its members. Lazy humans or slackers are usually frowned upon and peer pressure exerted when needed. A successful small community is usually one where all the members have the same morality and often the same religion.

Socialism does not work in the long duration when run by a big inefficient and corrupt national bureaucracy. It winds up killing the incentive to work for most humans resulting in greater expenses than income. Unless the social setup is radically changed when things get desperate it can lead to national bankruptcy.

 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BIOETHICS OR REPRODUCTION!!!

This article will try to address the considerations necessary in reproduction which is not done the natural or traditional way with coital sex. Call it test tube babies if you want but ultimately it is the quest for an ideal child with all the desirable traits or characteristics which a married couple envision or desire in their minds.

Genetic parents who are married and have sex the natural way should only be screened for severe health problems which their natural offspring could inherit. This can be done by consulting a licensed physician who can call for all the necessary testing. If it is mandatory testing then it is a mandate by the government and should be codified law.

In vitro or technology assisted fertilization should consider three basic variables. The 3 issues or variables in technology assisted reproduction are having quality moral parents, getting quality children, and raising children in a quality environment.

It is sometimes debatable what quality humans and a quality environment really means. Who determines or judges what a quality human or quality environment is? Is it the married couple, is it a physician, is it a social or family counselor, is it a licensed fertility clinic or reproductive organization, is it the government, or does it depend on some or all of the 5 possibilities depending on the circumstances?

In an ideal world when questioning quality it is essentially trying to guarantee that parents are free of genetic severe diseases and are financially, mentally, and morally able to raise responsible healthy offspring or children.

If the parents are not financially, morally, and mentally competent then government welfare may be needed at some point in the future to support one or both spouses and their offspring or children. Bad choices often means government intervention or support at taxpayer’s expense so the reality is that “experts” will have to come up with quality standards and legislators will have to make the appropriate laws. For example as one extreme, not insisting on quality reproduction can result in three generations of imbeciles which I don’t think any rational citizen would want in society.

Government laws about human quality run the risk of a national eugenics program designed to minimize bad quality humans and is subject to bias, corruption, and oppression which is undesirable. General guideline laws or standards are best.

For example, a law can state that all technology assisted fertilization must involve a licensed fertility reproductive organization which has licensed physicians and licensed social or family counselors. The law may also state what minimum requirements a licensed physician, licensed social or family counselor, and licensed reproductive organization must have in reproductive procedures.

When using a reproductive institution, quality humans is the ideal in child selection or “adoptions” but we have to accept the fact that some parents will select desirable offspring with an emphasis on looks rather than health and IQ which are the hidden desirable characteristics far more important than physical appearance.

Humans having non parental genetic material in a child must hire a third party such as a reproductive institution which has physicians and social or family counselors to help determine the approximate health, financial, physical, moral, and mental competence of the role model parents, the donors of sperm and/or ovaries, and potential children. What this means is that thorough genetic testing must be done to screen for potential severe genetic disabilities or diseases for the genetic donors of sperm or ovaries, male and female.

There is also the possibility of surrogate mothers who gestate sperm and ovary from donors or just use a sperm donor and provide their own genetic material and then gestate or conceive a fully developed fetus. With surrogate mothers there is also the need for them to eat nutritious food, nutritious drinks and not take drugs of any kind during the pregnancy which may include smoking. Recommended also is that surrogates have successfully naturally conceived at least one offspring of their own.

Through contract there must be provisions on what happens if the designated parents die or if the pregnancy does not go to full term. Who will do the advocated breast feeding or use mother’s milk and what adoption agency will be used if both legal parents die during the pregnancy?

Social counselors must certify that the legal parents who get the surrogate child are relatively healthy, financially, physically, morally, and mentally capable of raising the child, and not plagued with severe addictions to drugs and other severe bad habits.

It will soon be possible to alter the genetic makeup of natural offspring with DNA splicing and reconnecting minus an undesirable gene and plus a desirable gene. This will in effect be a GMO or genetically modified offspring and the long duration health consequences will often be unknown. Should the government permit this with humans or should it be a matter of parental choice and risk?

I personally believe it should be a matter of personal choice without government intervention unless certain GMO offspring start to develop severe health handicaps later in life.

Since reproductive technology is getting more complex and expensive with time some may argue that quality offspring or children will mostly be created for rich humans and that ultimately there will be an elite ruling class of genetically superior humans. I do not fear this because ultimately the price of the reproductive technology will come down and even the middle class will be able to afford the reproductive procedures in the long duration.

Worldwide the rich are getting richer and the rest remain relatively poor. Democratic Republics may ultimately give way to Aristocracies and in that case history will just repeat itself. We will have ruling families again worldwide and a different form of government based mostly on genetics and not so much based on genetics and merit.

Whatever the future course for reproductive technology, I think that the most important ingredient should be total transparency. The identity, genetic makeup, and social status and history of all sperm and ovary donors should become private and then public records in cases of bankruptcy so that donors can be traced or found if diseases appear in their offspring due to genetic defects, an irresponsible lifestyle, or laboratory dangerous procedures or negligence. There will be legal suits brought against reproductive organizations for diseased or sick children and there should be a right to access all information relevant to the suit including the identities of the donors.

There is also a moral component and some may object that modern reproductive technology is really selling babies to the highest bidder. It is possible to envision some rich married humans contracting to have babies created for them which they then give up for adoption to an even higher bidder. If there is total transparency in adoption agencies and reproduction institutions then this kind of baby selling could be detected and terminated.

There is some truth that parental genetic offspring are to some extent psychologically more rewarding because you can feel pride in the fact that your children look like you to some extent and do not present rearing challenges which are overwhelming. You can envision a poor couple who adopts a gifted child which they then have a hard time controlling and raising in a moral way in perhaps a poor neighborhood with a lot of peer pressure against smart children.

Licensed social or family counselors are important in pointing out to potential parents the drawbacks to having exceptionally bright children that don’t look like the parents. Not having enough money to raise children is another environmental factor which is so important for the benefit of the child so a social or family counselor should screen married couples who want superior children but are economically challenged.

Screening of parents is fundamentally so important because parents really should be as moral as possible, healthy, and financially responsible. This screening is no guarantee that the parents will love their “adopted” children without their genetic makeup but it is an important start.

As always, reproductive technology is advancing so quickly that old moral attitudes or traditions are being challenged and laws must be changed to reflect the new morality. Call reproductive technology a human experiment which will alter the way that we think about humanity perhaps morally and qualitatively.

Reproductive technology is an experiment which is creating much joy in human lives with some rare exceptions and the good thing is that with transparency, if the experiment gets out of hand then just changes can be made to make the experiment more just and practical.

What seems like a social experiment today will probably be social accepted fact in the long duration. I personally see mostly good things coming out of reproductive technology with the possible exception of GMO humans which can potentially produce some terrifying results if handled irresponsibly. You may object to human experimentation as being immoral but I feel that it is OK if sufficient financial escrows are set up to deal with the unfortunate experimental mistakes which are bound to happen sooner or later so that taxpayers do not have to pay for the mistakes through the government.

Conclusion:

There are some on moral grounds who object to lesbian married couples and homosexual married couples adopting or having children with their genetic input. I think that married heterosexual couples are the ideal choice for parents but if you have quality moral gays, quality children, and a quality environment then you could argue that it is still in the best interest of the child in a modern world where families are breaking up and increasingly scarce whether it is a gay or natural happy family situation.

There are increasingly more ways that a human can reproduce through technological reproduction. I prefer the natural way with natural sex to conceive a child but there are many couples who can’t or shouldn’t conceive naturally or are not happy with their genetic makeup or their lack of talent. Reproductive technology gives these married moral responsible couples the opportunity to have children which they can then go on to love, care for, and be proud of.

If you want further details on the ethics of reproductive technology go to the edX course by Harvard: hls4x  Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics.

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BIG MONEY AND THE PROBLEM WITH BIG IN GENERAL!!!

Big international banking is probably why the danger of  World War 3 is highly unlikely since the world is so economically interdependent and no major nation wants a physical war nor much less an all out cyber war designed to incapacitate a major economic nation in the world. Yes, if the total military system of a nation is neutralized or totally incapacitated with cyber attacks then blackmail is a distinct possibility but I doubt that it would lead to a physical world war. There is a war on to try and control your mind with socialist and communist propaganda internationally but this will take a few generations to achieve unless big internet tech is determined to make it happen sooner.

That said bigness in general has many drawbacks since monopoly or big business size has a tendency to corrupt an organizational structure and any products or information which it may choose to disseminate or sell to customers. Quality service, quality products, and quality information suffers whenever something gets too big.

The big food business or monoculture big agribusiness in general is largely producing cheap products and polluting and losing the topsoil which it is so heavily dependent on. The soil is being poisoned by artificial fertilizers, artificial pesticides and herbicides, questionable GMO’s, and topsoil is decreasing with each passing year. Big factory farming is producing too many livestock with unnatural doses of antibiotics, hormones, and genetically modified livestock which no longer reproduce the natural way but do so with artificial insemination.

Over processing of limited biodiverse produce and adding too much sugar, preservatives, color, and artificial chemicals is further degrading the quality of the food and drink. If the old adage that you are what you eat is true then the bad quality of limited fast food and food and drink in general is causing severe health problems for most of the humans in a nation.

Going organic is a smart move but when big corporations take over companies such as Whole Foods which was promising to go organic and when Aldi supermarkets get too numerous they no longer have an incentive to sell organic produce at the accelerating rate that they should be sold, bigness sucks. Bigness slows down organic innovation and decelerates the pace of needed change in the food and drink business.

Bad health has resulted in big medicine creating artificial drugs which treat the symptoms of an illness but don’t cure it guaranteeing permanent addicted customers. Just listen to the side effects of drugs advertised on TV. The side effects are worse than the symptoms and the possible consequences are the medical conditions which the drugs claim to obscure but not cure. Artificial drugs are a sledgehammer used to modify sensitive biological metabolic equilibrium. The results are devastating in the long duration causing just more biological metabolic disequilibrium in the long duration and a need for further sledgehammer approaches which often result in lifespan shortening.

Over prescription of pain killers, opioids, mood enhancing drugs, anti psychotic drugs, antibiotics, and pills in general has made the majority of Americans dependent on medication of some kind and the number taking 5 or more pills is accelerating, especially among the elderly. Big medicine, high insurance, and medical malpractice suits are causing much disillusionment in the profession. Fewer and fewer humans are choosing  to enter the medical profession and fewer and fewer humans believe that doctors are trying to cure them but are just cynically considering them as a source for renewed prescriptions and income.

Big internet tech companies are the next great source for future lousy information and excessive censorship of ideas and news. Fake news and fake information has made the public lose trust in what they are getting from the media and internet tech companies. Almost all attempts at regaining this trust seem to be colossal failures. Once trust is lost it can take decades or lifetimes to get the trust back.

How do you censor moral free speech from fake and immoral free speech with an algorithm which is just to all law abiding humans? It is mission impossible and the only way out is to patronize smaller internet websites whose mission is clearly stated and worthwhile enough to be financially supported by a loyal readership.

Internet censorship is just one step away from a tyrannical big government with basically one party or two parties that have one and the same philosophy. Many have already complained that there is no difference in the Republican or the Democratic establishment parties. The rich get richer, the middle class is dying fast, the welfare class grows, and the average working citizen is being largely ignored by the politicians.

Many special interest laws have been passed with so many that Congress no longer can pass understandable plain English laws which mean what they say on paper. There are so many vague laws passed which rely upon the bureaucracy interpreting the laws and actually enforcing them via the legal system. Bureaucratic bias is rampant and small businesses who can’t afford an expensive lawyer to explain the laws are at a considerable disadvantage.

Big money power and bigness in general is oppressing the individual and any rights that he or she may still have by law in the constitution. Humans are being royally fucked by big money, big economy, big medicine, big food or farming, big education, big information, and big government system. It seems things will only get worse with the passage of time. If you are smart then you will patronize organic food, minimal medicine or minimal usage of drugs both legal and illegal, promote useful education, and try to pass on your morality to your offspring if you decide to have any offspring.

The problem with big lifeforms is that they are usually too big, too slow, too inefficient, and too stupid to survive in the long duration once they have devoured all the medium sized and little lifeforms. Yes, decentralization is a possible alternative for bigness not becoming extinct but promoting small businesses is the ultimate antidote to a big or huge corrupted dying organism.

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TRUMP: A CELEBRITY BUSINESSMAN TRYING TO ACT PRESIDENTIAL!!!

It is a fact that a celebrity businessman was elected to become the 45th president of the United States. Since his miraculous victory it is glaringly true that he does not have the traditional political skills to serve as a “competent” leader of the country nor a “competent” leader of the free world.

 

Trump was competent enough to get elected but his authoritarian style of leadership and the lack of trustworthy cabinet members and competent political followers makes it impossible for him to delegate authority effectively. He tries to get congress to implement his political policy which is often mercurial and deviates from detailed demands because frankly Trump is not an expert in detailed analysis and dogmatic follow through.

 

Most of Trumps general principles and ideas are valid and have a lot of merit but their implementation is where he fails miserably much of the time. It is mission impossible to state publicly that you want to drain the establishment swamp and then turn around and ask the establishment swamp to implement your anti establishment swamp policies.

 

Almost single handedly Trump has succeeded in turning the establishment media into a tabloid press of babbling biased opinions reacting negatively to his daily tweets and assaulting the public with malicious chatter trying to label Trump with every negative stereotype possible. Racist, misogynist, Islamaphobe, tyrant, traitor, liar, deranged, crazy, etc. are just some of the words that have been used to describe his actions and personality.

 

On the positive side Trump’s legacy will be his appointments to the Supreme Court which will delay the movement towards a dogmatic ideological left wing philosophy and government. I say delay only because academia, international corporations, the entertainment industry, and globalists in general are mostly left wing ideologues trying to transform the world with one kind of universal group think designed to maintain the status quo or keep the ruling monied elite in power.

 

If nothing else, Trump will go down historically as the most talked about personality in the world and whether you like it or not he has become the most famous and/or infamous person in the world and definitely a worldwide celebrity.

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STRATEGIC PLANNING AT HOME AND ABROAD!!!

In a nutshell strategic planning is setting and implementing long duration goals and short duration goals for the company.

Just as important as the overall goals are evaluating the efficiency of the internal organization, evaluating external factors which immediately affect the organization or will affect the organization in the future, and making sure that the customer is happy with your current array of products, their quality, and customer service.

What is also true is that the strategy for a big conglomerate organization and a small business is fundamentally different. In the former case you are interested in maintaining your dominance in the market place and in the latter case you are a small business trying to be as efficient as possible to grow quickly with a more efficient workforce and a unique product or products hoping to develop a word of mouth reputation in the marketplace.

It is a fact of life that big capital intensive conglomerates have wholesale advantages and the ability to buy up competitors who may appear as rivals so the strategy is primarily one of eliminating upstart competing businesses by buying them out.

As a small business a simple strategy may just be one of making your mark in a competitive environment and once successful your long duration goal may be to sell out or get absorbed by a larger corporation at a considerable profit.

So you see long duration strategies for big and small businesses are fundamentally different but what they have in common is a desire to maintain an efficient workforce, have satisfied customers, and make a profit during economic downturns as well as economic good times.

A research and development department is for big corporations and small businesses do their research and development largely by introducing new and better products or services which meet customer demand.

Once you define or state your long and short duration goals it is important to get feedback on a regular basis which evaluates whether you are making good progress in a timely fashion towards your goals. The staff in charge should be held responsible or accountable for reaching or not reaching the goals and dealt with accordingly.

One very important factor in business strategy is government regulations and standards or laws passed which limit the freedom of business practices. Government regulations or laws are designed to benefit big business and hamper the growth of small businesses.

When the competition gets too fierce for a big business then they just lobby the government for favorable treatment which also coincidentally hampers small businesses and just prolongs the existence of inefficient large organizations with subsidies and favorable treatment. Yes, business competition is basically unfair and the government makes it so to a large degree these days.

I will briefly introduce you to SWOT https://www.trainingcoursematerial.com/free-training-articles/strategic-planning-and-thinking/what-is-a-swot-analysis  which is an aid to strategic planning that focuses on the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for a company. Analyzing these factors helps a company to evaluate internal inefficiencies and evaluate the external factors which can or are impacting the company in the short and long duration for better or worse.

For a big company values such as integrity, honest and moral behavior, and awareness of social responsibilities should all be part of the mission statement because in the long duration your reputation as a company is largely determined by the reputation or quality of your products or services and the reputation of your staff including employees. It is very tempting to cut corners and screw the public when you are powerful and wealthy since we all know that great money without a moral backbone leads to corrupt business practices where the public gets shafted one way or another.

One final note and that is that big business is now international and strategies must be adjusted to fit the culture and laws of a foreign nation which means that uniformity or standardization of operations is no longer completely possible. Company strategy must adapt to varying external national factors. This said, it is still important to be a company with integrity, honesty and morality, competence, and a good reputation wherever it chooses to do business worldwide.

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A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH MEDICINE, ESPECIALLY MEDICATIONS!!!

One of the biggest dangers in medicine is the shoddy way that clinical trials are done and the fact that almost all positive results are published and most negative results are censored or not published at all.

The result is that many new drugs are not only often useless but plagued with many undesirable side effects. All that you have to do is listen to the dangerous side effects advertised on television commercials for new drugs which range all the way from harmful effects on blood balance and harmful effects organs such as the kidneys, liver, pancreas, etc. to possible consequences such as heart failure, cancer, and even death.

Criminal is the only way to describe the research by private drug companies and certification of drugs by the FDA or government. This ted.com video should send chills down your spine so try to view the link in it’s entirety.

The best advice is to stay away from modern pills if it is not a question of life or death because the side effects are often worse than the symptoms which you are trying to mask and not cure.

https://www.ted.com/playlists/432/what_you_need_to_know_about_me

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