Month: July 2017

The Money Behind The Mandate

The Money Behind The Mandate

To fully understand the healthcare debacle one needs to look into who is benefiting the most from the mandate.

As it has always been in government there are a few beneficiaries, from large corporations to politicians, but rarely the people whose tax dollars pay for those decisions to be made in their interest.

A few months ago I was researching about how health insurance came about and found out that the very first health insurance company was Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Hospitals were not attracting enough customers so based on the concept that women would spend small amounts on cosmetics every single month they decided to charge small amounts on a prepaid system for hospital used and called it Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

Years later, here we are with a mandate for health insurance.  It’s no longer a choice, they got tired of having to compete for our business and decided to name it a right…one which the ones who make any money at all would pay for those who don’t, thus guaranteeing the use of the system.

As the months went by and the new mandate became too burdensome for some smaller insurance carriers, they slowly dropped off the government-funded exchanges and peculiarly enough one company now dominates the market across the Country: Blue Cross Blue Shields.  What an interesting coincidence, don’t you think?

Well, curious me had to dig a little further and get a better picture of this company’s relationship with our government and elected officials.  The general right-wing’s belief that the mandate’s only goal was to further the socialist agenda, and left-wing’s claim that health care is a right works in the minds of those who still believe there is a right wing and a left wing, which I don’t.  Follow the money is usually a better way to identify the culprit when it comes to government, they just use the right vs left ideology to keep us from digging into their real motives.

And since we’re talking about health care….the blue pill and the red pill are made by the same lab.

I’ve found opensecrets.org to be a reliable source of information when it comes to campaign donations and money spent by lobbyists, so I’ve decided to check how Blue Cross Blue Shield spent their money.  Now all the dots started to connect!

Blue Cross Blue Shield has donated equal amounts to both Democrats and Republicans.

Directly to candidates: $3,479,037

To parties: $4,680,132

They have 169 lobbyists, 112 have previously held a government job.

They’ve spent TWENTY FIVE MILLION dollars in 2016 lobbying!

More numbers can be found here https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000109

I don’t know about you, but the number of lobbyists and the amount spent are the most concerning to me.  Blue Cross Blue Shield is buying its way into a health insurance monopoly with the help of the elected officials that we pay to represent us, that’s why repealing Obamacare is almost impossible!  They have bought the votes to make sure we will continue to be forced to buy health insurance at exorbitant amounts and penalized if we don’t so the government can cover for those who qualify for subsidies.  It’s a win/win for the last insurance company standing by the end of the debacle, and for those whose pockets have been filled with lobbying money.

Apparently, the oldest insurance company in the Country was no longer happy with convincing us that prepaying for medical costs was a good idea, it now wanted to be the only one able to meet the demand while having the guaranteed income through a mandate.  Pretty smart!

Ultimately, the complete collapse of our health care will lead to the single payer system, so where does Blue Cross Blue Shield fit in this scenario? Well, someone will have to be the provider, right? Guess who? You got it.

THINK! It’s about the only thing left that is still free.

 

Intellectual Terrorism

Intellectual Terrorism

When people think about terrorism they immediately think of explosions and mass destruction, but that is only one aspect of it.
By definition Terrorism is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims” and the FBI also defines it as “to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion”.
Islam is not simply a religion, it is in fact a way of life that requires Muslims to establish an Islamic State so they can live under Islamic law only.
That concept is clearly explained on al-islam.org as follows:
” Allah commanded Muslims to establish an Islamic state whose systems should be based on the principles of the Holy Qur’an and true Prophetic Traditions ”
Therefore, they are obliged to work towards establishing that system wherever they are.
When Western civilizations cave in to the tactics of silencing Freedom of Speech in FEAR of offending a group, we are indeed succumbing to terrorism.
If terrorism is intended to intimidate and coerce a civilian population to influence the policy of a government, then aren’t we being terrorized into giving up our freedom of speech?
YES we are!
Every time that the ones who exercise their First Amendment right are made to be the villains for “provoking” the offenders we are giving into terrorism and allowing it to do exactly what is intended to do….influence the policy of a government by intimidation.
This terrorist tactic is quiet, works slowly but steadily, and it achieves a lot more than bombing a building, for it changes the way you think and behave while you voluntarily give into their demands as a result of fear.
Calling it religious tolerance is simply a cowardly and ignorant way of succumbing to intellectual terrorism.

Redefining Nationalism

Some Americans often wonder why patriotism is being suppressed to the point of even being called a radical behavior.
What in the past was honorable, now is considered extremism.

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In 1992 a summit created by the UN took place in Brazil.
During that summit an agreement with goals to be achieved by the 21st Century was signed by the leaders of 178 Countries, that agreement was called Agenda 21.
President George H. W. Bush signed the agreement that would change every aspect of our lives from that day forward…from how we did business, how we live, what is taught in schools, land development, etc… Then Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama continued to implement every part of the agreement, which by the way, is what introduced global warming to the World, now known as Climate Change because the warming wasn’t happening as they “predicted”.
The UN also introduced the “Global Citizen” concept as the means to achieve the goals outlined on Agenda 21.
The Global Citizen defines a person who places their identity with a “global community” above their identity as a citizen of a particular nation or place. The idea is that one’s identity transcends geography or political borders and that the planetary human community is interdependent and whole; humankind is essentially one.
UNESCO ( United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has endorsed the global citizen philosophy and created educational programs that are used today by public schools all over the World….thus the “common core curriculum” which reduces the emphasis on National history and promotes a bigger awareness of the Global community.

The sense of identity as an individual is conflicting with the global citizen philosophy, therefore any sense of self, gender, Country, and patriotism have slowly been removed and replaced with the new curriculum that aims to create a global identity (which is in fact NO identity at all).

Are you starting to get the picture?

Agenda 21 aims to create a Global Economy without borders, thus generating the largest form of wealth redistribution ever created.
Think about the last sentence for a minute and then see how it connects to all of the changes we have been experiencing!
Open borders, amnesty, mass refugee resettlement, expanding welfare, race wars…all by design to achieve the ultimate goal.
Even words have gained new meanings! I googled the word Fascism, which I’ve learned in High School as the definition of an authoritarian system without any link to right or left wing groups, but Google defined it as right wing extremism, and…you guess it, Nationalism.  I’ve sent them a polite note asking them to revise the definition since my grandfather escaped  Mussolini’s Italy and I grew up hearing stories from the old Country, so am absolutely positive it was not a right wing ideology.

Could Nationalism be misused? Absolutely.  But, Nationalism IS NOT Fascism! Nor does it equate to xenophobia.  One can be proud of their Country and roots and welcome others with different roots and culture into the fold without having to give up their own identity.

The result of the steady and patient work from the globalists over twenty five years has successfully created a large segment of the population who are proud of having no identity at all and mad at those who still do.  People who see heritage and love for tradition from those who love America as an extreme and offensive behavior without even realizing how little sense it makes that they, at the same time, fight for the right of those who come here from other cultures to maintain their heritage and traditions.

Bizarre much?

I’m always amazed at how effective their strategy has been.  They’ve successfully molded almost two generations into thinking exclusively through emotions, logic is not even contemplated.

We are at a turning point in history, once my generation (the baby boomers) is gone there will be no one left who knows history or the meaning of certain words as we do.

Marcus Garvey once said “A people without the knowledge of their past, history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots”

Don’t give up your roots, talk to your kids, pass your heritage on, pass your patriotism on.   Help this new generation see the beauty of loving your Country because that is part of loving and respecting yourself.

That might be the only thing standing between slavery and freedom someday.

 

And so…I write

I can still hear my father’s voice saying “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance”.             I didn’t know then why he said it so often or its meaning, nor did I know that one day it would become just as important to me.

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I grew up in Brazil during a military dictatorship. It wasn’t bad really,  but that we will cover another time.  Elections were reinstated in 1984 and let me tell you, Brazilians were not ready to make choices! That is when I came to America and watched their choices unfold from a distance or during my brief visits, and started to understand my father’s favorite quote.

If you told me thirty years ago that I would see some of the same catastrophic choices being made right here in the Land of the Free I would have said that you were completely crazy.  It can’t be, not here. not ever.

So, for a while,  I’ve entertained the idea of ignoring it all and just let it be…but how do you ignore a child that is about to touch fire? If you don’t look or say anything, could you live with the guilt of knowing you could have prevented the pain? The child doesn’t know the fire will hurt, she only knows it’s pretty,  she wants to touch it.                          No, silence is not an option.

My father’s voice seems even louder now…”The price of Freedom is eternal vigilance”

And so…I write.