Today’s Gluten-Free Diet Fad Exhibits the Same Mindless Behavior as Other More Tragic Political Movements
This is one of the problems with America today – and just humanity in general. We end up doing things for reasons we don’t fully understand (despite having an infinite amount of information available at our fingertips to do research). We just do them because it’s apparently “cool” — because of peer pressure and really just to “fit in”.
The gluten-free diet fad is probably the most innocent example of this. But similar mindless behavior among adults has led to pretty tragic movements over the course of history (i.e. fascism).
Well at least now we know for certain. Romney, had he been elected in 2012, would’ve been a total sellout to big gov’t anyway.
Pope Francis Ignores the Biblical Right of Private Property, Blesses Unchecked Abuse of Power by State
It’s sad to see Pope Francis making these statements. There is such a thing as individual property rights — and these God-given. That’s why there is a 7th commandment that says, “Thou shalt not steal”.
Indicating that gov’ts should try to redistribute wealth more demonstrates that the Pope ultimately thinks that private property ownership can be superseded by the all-powerful and apparently all-benevolent state which can and should act on God’s behalf to forcibly create “more equal” distribution of wealth.
He’s essentially calling for the violation of individual property rights on a mass scale — and with the blessing of the Catholic Church no less.
Ironically, forcing society at gun point to be more charitable is no act of charity at all.
Let’s be clear: God has no respect for and receives no joy out of the act of alms-giving when faced with the barrel of a gun — regardless of which side you’re on.
Instead – God loves the “cheerful giver”. 2 Cor 9:7
Apparently the IRS audited donors to the Tea Party at a rate 10x above the average rate for private citizens. This is known as political persecution.
We are no longer in the land of the free.
“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Since the Great Recession which started in 2008, America has thrown itself into the hands of its Central Bank – the Federal Reserve – to take care of its economy and get it back into shape.
Who would have thought that giving massive financial power to banking elites would yield this result?
This is why there should be zero public schools. Whoever is in charge of them will eventually push their own group’s agenda over against those of weaker groups. Might makes right, after all. In this case the secular-relativists who dominate public education today get to impose their views about the world and life on everyone else’s children.
What’s the alternative? How about maybe just letting parents decide on their own what kind of education they want for their kids. In other words, let no group impose their agenda on any other group. We have a million different options for food and restaurants offered by the private sector—and naturally so. This is the free-market at work. Let therefore the private sector free market work its magic and offer millions of options to parents with respect to education as well.
Of course that would mean the secular-relativist nobility which rules over education would have to relinquish their control over the serfs’…er..I mean…private citizens’ lives—a.k.a. give them freedom. This is the last thing they would ever do though.
To them, freedom is THE four-letter word.
Apparently the first thing Ukraine will do with the recent loan it received from the IMF is buy a billion dollars worth of gold.
But people might say if gold is such a barbarous relic and totally obsolete and unimportant, why does Ukraine feel it is needed “in order to stabilize the financial situation in the country”? (…in the words of National Bank Chairman, Stepan Kubiv.)
Here’s the truth. The answer is that actually gold DOES matter – it matters a lot. A currency, not backed by gold, after all, is a weak and vulnerable currency.
Ultimately, therefore, financial confidence and stability stems from the presence of large gold reserves. And the less gold you have, the more precarious your situation is.