The American Art of "Remaining Calm" and why it makes me wanna' blow my top

Hi Reader,

I cherish "my" readers very much.  I consider it a great honor to have a forum where my thoughts expressed via the written word can be propagated to those interested in topics fond to me.

It is for this very reason that I have found myself guilty of "self-censorship" - a horrible crime for the philosoper - so horrible, in fact, that I wonder if it makes me worthy of the trash-heap of all those caving in to those controlling the valves to the conduits through which thoughts may stream out to We the People.

One commenter not too long ago gave me a gentle hint, about his/her's self-censorship - a self-imposed thought-prison - that somehow became a silent helmsman steering his moral compass and internal mind that was the fire that produced the steam for his writing turbines.

I thank that commenter.  And since this is an internet forum - I don't even know who in the hell it was - I'd have to rifle through the comments (no TSA and perverted government peeping-tom creeps spying on blogs and the American public -  NOT rifle as in bang bang the other definition) - on this blog to find the kind person with the generosity and well-delivered reminder to me - that he'd gone down the path my American journey is taking me - albeit a bit later.  

I am deeply saddened, horrified, dissappointed, crushed, sickened, mortified, and therefore stuck - as to what I have to say from now on.  I'm sure my addiction to blogging will make me continue somehow - but I am guilty of self-censorship due to the constraints imposed - willingly or unwillingly - right or wrong - ignorantly or with knowledge - by those willing to put up for public view my unpolished attempts to communicate my deep concerns for a nation that I am starting to wonder is my own.

This American Journey of mine has been terrible in more ways than it has been rewarding.  It is an experiment, exactly like a suicidal business experiment I embarked upon several years ago.

It both cases, before I started, I'd already made up my mind to never comprimise my morals.  And I never did.

In my business, a mom and pop coast-to-coast emergency service 24-7-365 MRI repair business that I HAD to start since I was screwed by my former employer after a move - and had a mortgage to pay among other debts - as philosopher first (an believe me that is not something to be proud of when it comes to coming up with the jingle for the bankers) - I decided to engage in business - charge what I had to, as my buddy Thom had taught me, and never ever lie, cheat, or steal to make a profit.  I would do everything with one interest in mind - to make sure that the machines I was responsible for, and had been trained to install, maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, and repair would perform to the standards specified by the manufacturer - standards exceeded anything the pathetic accreditation groups and government pukes could come up with. I have reasons and experience to back that up but why go into it?

I trained my nephew - it took years - and a good starter - because you can't just train anybody to do this stuff.  He was a math wiz, science and engineering standout before he got out of high school.  He went to a prestigious engineering school up North and quit due to boredom - before I got hold of him and "showed him the ropes." The poor man is still recovering - and he was a boy when he started.

The technical details of the training are unimportant - since I'm just ranting here - but it would probable serve the reader to understand that when I train someone I don't fool around - and luckily for me I don't - because he saved my life one day as I was suffering from asphyxyation while de-icing a magnet some crook had run into the ground for a new customer we had just taken on.

You see - the way to make money in the medical equipment biz - and especially the MRI biz - is to take their money - promise them everything - then when something happens blame it on the customer.  Well there's no way a philosopher can do that - so going into this racket was never gonna' work - but I tried anyway - and I made sure my nephew saw that being honest in American business  - well - just doesn't pay off.  I can't wait to hear the arguments - but everyone is entitled to their opinions.  I'd have some mogul yelling at me on the cell phone driving back to Virginia from Chicago - and I'd just throw the phone to my nephew - he'd handle it.  

What's the point of all this?  The point is that if you are not willing to lie, cheat, and steal - you cannot do business in America.  There isn't enough time here to spell it out - but we eventually got cheated out of scores of thousands of dollars - and the lawyers - seeing the complications of a three-state case etc...and probably other factors - just let us rot.

My nephew worked for two weeks - hard - and never got paid for the last job.  All the bigshots just moved onto the next business to take advantage and all the "companions" I'd worked with 

(Companion= Com WITH panis BREAD)  IN other words people I'd ATE WITH AND MET THEIR FAMILIES STOOD BY TO WATCH ME BURN - regardless of whether or not I was in the right or in the wrong.  I was in the right - due to philosophers principle number one.  Also I have documentation showing the scum I was working for (I knew that - they only ripped my off because I wanted my nephew to make a decision and get robbed for making a stupid decision - which means thinking for one minute - that in American business - you can trust someone without having something on them)

Anyway...all of that has changed - I'm onto better pursuits and we are slowly paying off the bills for all the time we worked - have to go to court soon.  (yeah - I'll bet I'll get a fair shake their huh?  ha ha ha ha)

American business - and America in general has become a focus of greed and selfishness uber alles.  WE don't care how many people you starve, impoverish, or make homeless - we WORSHIP YOU FOR BEING A GREEDY IMMORAL PIG.  WE WORSHIP YOU FOR WANTING ANOTHER BOAT - EVEN IF YOU HAVE FIFTY.  EVEN IF WE ALL HAVE TO FACE THE SHERIFF - YOUR PAID SERVANT - TO EVICT US FROM THE HOME WE PUT OUT LIFE SAVINGS INTO THE DOWN PAYMENT FOR THE PRIVELEGE TO OCCUPY FOR A SHORT TIME - we love our enslavers - here in America.

I cannot finish my thoughts tonight on this rant - perhaps will continue another day/night.  

I'm deeply embarrassed to be an American right now.  There is really nothing to brag about - except one thing...

My own personal code of ethics that I never did, and never will break.  Two wrongs DO NOT MAKE A RIGHT.  

I can only keep up the good fight - keep doing whatever I can - and wait to see if this American public has the cajones to do whatever it takes to secure their liberty again - for - as of now - LIBERTY IN AMERICA IS TRULY DEAD.  

If that doesn't concern you - 


  1. Your story, and mine is similar, is about the prolonged cultural attack on our society, one that encourages lying, cheating, stealing and selfishness - a trait that so many adhere to that the honest guy has no chance. With politicians and businesses people viewing ripping people off as smart and successful rather than criminal, we know we are in a bad way. Goldman Sachs and Wall St, lied to crash the world economy, the Fed and Politicians lied all to our detriment. How was Christian culture and values so defiled?

    Just read this and then decide.


  2. Anon@8:39 The sad fact is people will not read that link. if it was just called 'The Protocols' it would awaken many people to the something that is going on around them.

    In The Spectator on August 27, 1921, Lord Sydenham, a foremost authority of that day, also urged investigation: "The main point is, of course, the source from which Nilus obtained the Protocols. The Russians who knew Nilus and his writings cannot all have been exterminated by the Bolsheviks. His book . . . has not
    been translated, though it would give some idea of the man. . . What is the most striking characteristic of the Protocols? The answer is knowledge of a rare kind, embracing the widest field. The solution of this 'mystery', if
    it is one, is to be found where this uncanny knowledge, on which prophecies now literally fulfilled are based, can be shown to reside". In America Mr. Henry Ford, declaring that "the Protocols have fitted the world situation
    up to this time; they fit it now", caused his Dearborn Independent to publish a series of articles of which a million and a half reprints were sold. Within two years the proprietor of The Times was certified insane (by an unnamed doctor in a foreign land; a later chapter will describe this episode) and forcibly removed from control of his publications, and The
    Times published an article dismissing the Protocols as a plagiarism of Maurice Joly's book. The proprietor of the Morning Post became the object of sustained vituperation until he sold the newspaper, which then ceased

  3. Your situation:

    "IN other words people I'd ATE WITH AND MET THEIR FAMILIES STOOD BY TO WATCH ME BURN - regardless of whether or not I was in the right or in the wrong."

    Is not an American business issue it is a common human greed issue. It merely happened to you at your place of business.

    I do understand the frustration in your rant so let me tell you what is going to happen:

    America is going to burn down to the ground very shortly if people don't stop knifing each other in the back for selfish purposes. Americans really do not believe that empires fall. The: "I have mine so F you" is coming back to bite everyone. No one at all will be exempt no matter what they think. Many of the so-called one percent are going to learn what it is to leave this life from bullet fire. When people have nothing to lose they have no problems taking people with them.

    Those that do not learn to be honest in business and social interactions will starve to death on the streets.

    Those people that stood by and watched you burn? Wait for it. They will fall far harder and far faster than you could ever imagine. Lower income people will know how to survive-they won't.

    Get some rest and fight again tomorrow :)

  4. why was my comment removed?

  5. Why was a comment removed when your post is about censorship?

  6. I have a friend who is in the same business as I. I have about three times the knowledge of the business and at least 30 IQ points on him. His business thrives and I struggle. The difference is that he is a compulsive liar and I am honest to a fault.

    I hear what you are saying and agree about the liars and cheaters thriving while the honest people do not.

  7. Who is saying comments were deleted? They were not. Try again. I don't even have the silly letter verification enabled. Put your opinion up there.

    Also - as far as this being a human issue not a business issue: It IS a business issue as well.

    GE payed NO TAXES - that is not an accident. That is good planning.

    I have been cheated by almost EVERY BUSINESS. For example - that last job I spoke of - the car rental companies - hotels - guys that sold me parts - all of them somehow simultaneously were working us over - and again - I can document all of this -
    Business and the courts in America stand ready to burn you - and support the banks. Notice we'll be going to court soon over one card.

    And as far as not using cards - try to buy a sandwich on an airplane with cash - and yes - try doing this business without the airlines and hotels.

    They've got us all coming and going. They control our money, our travel and everything these wonderful corporations.

    Also - since we're in the middle of so much debt now - the worst of it what we got burned on in business prior to me spending almost two years unable to find work - put a nail in our coffin.

    The mortgage company got a late payment - now we've been making double payments. That's fun.

    And if we don't catch up soon - they want to "renegotiate" our mortgage - which we'll never qualify for in our current situation.



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