Excerpts from ten Political Diaries
2015 - I Saw it Coming;2006 to 2014
The Three Steps to Dictatorship
1-Control the food supply
World events since our Founding
"For those believing Jesus offered his life for our salvation; have not our soldiers pledged the same?
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BOOK REVIEW: “A Warping of Space and Crime” by C G Kellerman
Three Greg Donovan Space Mysteries
A young man takes his first space assignment; danger!
An adult-oriented tale of murder and intrigue miles above the earth
3. Murder at Moon Base Delta
Where ever humans go, murder can follow
Imagine you are sixteen years old and just recently got your driver’s license. Your parents trust you to borrow the car and you go to a friend’s house where they are having a party. Even though the party-goers are underage, there is alcohol there and a group of your friends are indulging. They pass a bottle of booze around, each in turn taking a hefty pull from the bottle. The bottle then comes to you. You shake your head no, knowing the risks - the trust of your parents and the legal ramifications. “Come on! Take a pull!” comes the chorus of your friends. Will you resist the temptation or raise the bottle to your lips?
If you resist the temptation, knowing it is the right thing to do, you’ve stood up for your own individuality and rationality. If you raise the bottle and take a big swallow, you’ve surrendered your individuality to appease and be part of the “group”. This is “group-think.”
Imagine you are on a rafting trip on the Colorado River with nine others. When your group rented the raft, the rental folks advised you that at one specific point in the river, the rapids on one side posed a great danger, with some rafters dying when having risked that part of the waters. Your group is advised to use the far side at that point in order to guarantee safety.
Once along the trip some of the group expresses a desire to throw caution to the wind and risk taking that part of the dangerous rapids. Out of the ten members, four are for taking the safe side and six for risking the dangerous part. In a vote, it is decided to take the risky avenue. In this instance the group, via majority, have decided the course for your trip down the rapids. You and the others desiring a more conservative trip are overruled by vote.
In America, when we pursue knowledge on how to vote and who to vote for in our country, be it at the local, state or national level – we have an option – just as the teenager at the party. Which choice shall I make? Shall I accept the thinking of the group or think for myself? After an election, those voting for specific candidates that are in the majority have put you on their raft and you are along for the ride. In your choice of voting, you are the teen at the party. After the voting, you are on the raft and subject to the dictates based on the choices that more of the “group” made.
Watching and interpreting history can help you make conservative judgments in political choices. If too many are in the opposite “group”, we are only along for the ride. When that happens - hold on!