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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Happiness is the opposite of what Hollywood tell you

 

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Happiness is the opposite of what Hollywood or globalists tell you

Americans are an unhappy lot, and they're growing less happy by the year. That's according to the World Happiness Report (WHR) which is based on Gallup polling and sponsored by United Nations-linked globalist organizations.

[Ed Note:  Leftists and their media allies drive division in this nation].

America dropped from the 13th-happiest country in 2016 to the 16th-happiest in 2019-21, just ahead of Czechia, Bahrain and Slovenia and behind lockdown-loving New Zealand. The United States saw happiness levels drop significantly in the WHR from 2005-2007 and again from 2013-2015.

The report tells us that even though "Positive emotions have generally been twice as prevalent as negative ones, that gap has been narrowing over the past ten years, with enjoyment and laughter on a negative trend in most regions and worry and sadness on rising trends."

So why is everyone so unhappy? The authors of the WHR attribute American unhappiness to lack of institutional trust, income inequality, obesity, the opioid epidemic and a "depression epidemic."

Certainly income inequality, obesity, an opioid epidemic and a depression epidemic all exist. But blaming a lack of trust in institutions? That is a statist notion if there ever was one. America was founded on mistrust of government, standing armies, and the power of the state. The fact that the United Nations thinks happiness in based on whether or not people trust government should tell you all you need to know about that particular metric.

The reports also cites a lack of "social trust" as a source of unhappiness. "Individuals with high social and institutional trust levels were happier than those living in less trusting and trustworthy environments. The benefits of high trust were especially great for those in conditions of adversity, including ill-health, unemployment, low income, discrimination and unsafe streets."

A more direct list of Leftist talking points would be hard to conjure up. The report goes further and posits that "Trust and cooperative social norms ... demonstrate to people the extent to which others are prepared to do benevolent acts for them and the community in general ... especially where government responses are considered to be sufficiently timely and effective."

In other words, The United Nations wants you to think that people are happier when the government is effective and taking care of everyone.

What drivel.

Government social welfare programs are destructive to the individual and the family unit because they absolve the parents of their parental responsibilities and promote dependency on government.

According to a report in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, when people get their basic necessities from government, government becomes their god.

Researchers found that in countries where government services were "better" (what they meant by better was never defined), people were less "religious." This was true among the studied countries and among states in the U.S. Researchers also discovered that during the period 2008-2013, better government services in the states in a specific year predicted lower religiosity one to two years later.

Most people believe that social welfare programs are designed to help the needy and the downtrodden despite 50 years of evidence that U.S. welfare programs have done just the opposite. In fact, social programs are destructive to the family unit. And this report shows they are destructive to the Church (and by Church, I'm referring to the Church established on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, not the Roman Catholic Church).

We now see these problems manifesting themselves in a myriad of ways, not the least of which is the increase in harassment and sexual abuse of women and children. The policies and actions of the elites in government and the Hollyweird crowd have destroyed morality and pushed on us a social and moral depravity in the name of love. We have been neutralized with the love syndrome.

However, true love is clearly defined by Jesus himself. When asked what was the greatest commandment, Jesus told the Pharisees and Sadducees, "'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.

Believe it or not, a very high percentage of people don't love themselves, much less God or their neighbors. How can we tell? Because they are usually selfish. They don't give to the poor or do for others. They depend on government to provide social services. They are unable to walk in other people's shoes. Their focus is totally on themselves.

Surveys show that among conservatives and leftists of similar means, conservatives give far more to charity and donate far more of their time to others than leftists. Leftists believe in social welfare far greater than conservatives. Social welfare programs create a belief in the public mind that since our earnings are expropriated by the state and distributed to the "poor," we have done our duty to the poor when we "pay our taxes." If this is our attitude, then we are falling short of God's command to both help the poor and the downtrodden. We are not showing a love for our neighbors.

The goal of government is to coerce the people into a regimented, docile and obedient mass under a propaganda system based on altruism and self-sacrifice, and so it seeks to undermine the individual, the family unit and the basic tenets of Christianity. The result is that Christianity still has its name, its churches and its forum, but it no longer has its spirit.

Every human action creates a reaction. Start being conscious of this and you will become happy out of your mind.



Examples: Smile at someone and they will smile back. When someone pulls in front of you, wave at him instead of tooting your horn. Compliment people and they will feel good and like themselves, and you. And you will like yourself better. Love someone and they will love you back. Do small favors for people and they will respond. It's not government benevolence that makes us happy. It's loving ourselves and our neighbors — not the fake "love" promoted by Hollywood and the Universalist churches and the globaloney United Nations statists.

These steps toward happiness cost nothing, but they pay life dividends when you show consideration of the world around you. Every negative thing you do and think is reversed in like measure back to you. Every positive thing you do is reversed back to you in like measure.

If you bargain with life for a penny, life will pay no more.

If we fulfilled our obligations to each other — individually, through a Church or through various charities (church-based and secular) — there would be no need for government welfare programs and therefore no perceived need for confiscatory plunder to fund these programs. This would not only limit government power and expand individual liberty, it would remove government as an exalted God in the minds of the people.

And people would be much happier.

Yours for the truth,

Bob Livingston
Editor, The Bob Livingston Letter®

 

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Launched in 2007, the National Center for Public Policy Research’s Free Enterprise Project focuses on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. The Free Enterprise Project (FEP) is the conservative movement’s only full-service shareholder activism and education program: It files shareholder resolutions, engages corporate CEOs and board members at shareholder meetings, petitions the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for interpretative guidance, and sponsors effective media campaigns to create the incentives for corporations to stay focused on their missions.

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  • Cleaning Wipe Pack
  • Steel River Emergency Tent
  • Mini  First Aid kit
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  • Paracord bracelet w/ compass
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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Leftist Socialists Corruption: How you can fight them

 

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To take back our culture, we need to build our own media army

 

Use these resources to fight the Socialist-Dems!

I have been writing about the concept of decentralization since around 2006, well before the threat of the woke takeover and the culture war became obvious. The idea is a rather simple one (most ideas that work are simple):

If the corrupt system does not or will not provide what the public needs or wants, the public should provide those necessities for themselves. If they are successful then the system has two choices. It can fade away quietly as the decentralized economy takes over, or it can try and stop the public from building their own production using force. If the system uses force, then it exposes its true nature as authoritarian and encourages rebellion. One way or another, the corrupt system will be destroyed.

We have already seen this with the alternative media over the past decade. When I started my first website (Neithercorp), there were very few of us presenting the truth to the public. The mainstream media was still very much in control of the narrative. Today there is an endless array of alternative news websites and YouTube channels. The MSM is utterly dying (except maybe Fox News). Their audience numbers are crumbling while our audience numbers are rising. We are winning the news war because we offer something they don't... the facts.

The alternative media has proven that decentralization can and does work, but there are many other areas of our culture which have not been decentralized in the slightest. Most popular media is still well under the control of people that espouse extreme cultural Marxism and globalism. Woke ideology is a communist-like movement and such movements spend a lot of time and energy seeking to erase the foundational culture of a nation. They do this because once the old culture is in ruins, they can then introduce their own aberrant and tyrannical culture in its place. They are culture killers, and they do this deliberately because it is a methodology for gaining power.

Proponents of woke ideology will claim that they have nothing to do with Marxism or communism (while openly admitting they are trained Marxists). They will claim that Marxism and communism are purely economic movements. This is a lie. All communism is predicated on cultural destruction; this is a historic FACT. Any heritage, media or religion that competes with the communist model is targeted for erasure, and this is what is happening right now in America.




So, how do we fight back?

Conservatives, libertarians and liberty-minded people have finally started to take the culture war more seriously, but now we need to take action to stop the saturation of leftist propaganda within our media. This means we need to produce our own media, including entertainment media.

For decades, conservatives ignored the dangers of leftists overwhelming pop culture, movies, television, comic books and video games. Many believed that these things were downstream from politics and that as long as we held our ground in the political arena everything would be fine. This was a huge mistake. Pop culture is not downstream from politics, both flow in tandem with each other. If you think that movies, video games and comic books are just meaningless "nerd stuff," then you have been duped. Younger generations are highly influenced by such content.

I covered this idea briefly in a recent article about Amazon's defilement of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of The Rings books and their upcoming travesty of a series called The Rings of Power. I noted that the massive negative fan response to Amazon's woke plans indicated a sea change in the way Americans are viewing the entertainment they consume, and this is a good thing. They are fighting back against the propaganda implanted into these shows and movies, but they also need non-woke stories to fill the void. If you don't offer them an alternative, then they might just watch whatever is put in front of them. The brainwashing will be perpetual.

Some courageous individuals and companies are taking steps to build an alternative entertainment media, but we need far more. Ben Shapiro's Daily Wire is fighting back with their own film production company, and from what I have seen so far, the movies they have made are top-notch.

Libertarian and YouTuber Eric July has recently launched his own comic book company and comic world called the "Rippaverse." The company's first comic book release has already garnered around $3 million in purchases, which proves that yes, there is indeed a market for this type of content and people are hungry for any media which is not woke. Eric July has since been attacked relentlessly by the mainstream media. As have I noted when it comes to decentralization, once the system attacks you, you know you are a threat to their power. They attack because they are afraid.

Comedian Andrew Shulz decided to buy back his own comedy special from an unnamed streaming service because they sought to censor his anti-woke jokes. He is now offering the special (called "Infamous") on his own website.

We definitely need more of this. More creators taking a stand and building real alternatives to Hollywood and the woke corporate cabal. If you can't stand leftist media and would rather watch nothing, then maybe it's time for you to make the kind of content you would like to see?

I am going to be putting my money where my mouth is very soon and releasing my own comic book campaign. I have been working on the project for around three months and have put together a great team. I hope to release the campaign in a couple of weeks or less. My feeling is that if I can tell an entertaining story, I should. My economic and political analysis are important, but so is providing people with mental relief and a short escape from some of the harsher realities of our times.

Leftists and woke corporations do not want you to be able to escape. They want their ideology in your face 24/7 until you give up and submit.

The existing franchises that we used to take so much joy in when we were children are gone; they are all owned by people with dishonest intentions that hate American culture and want to see it debased into oblivion. We have to accept this fact, move on from the old stories and old content, and make our own. We have to become the new sages and storytellers of our age because no one is going to do it for us.

Some people might argue that all of this is meaningless. Why worry about media and culture when we are in the middle of an economic crisis? What these folks don't seem to grasp is that part of the reason we are in this mess is that we allowed our own cultural decline. We became apathetic in our vigilance and let mentally and ideologically unstable people take over platforms of influence. No longer. Their time is coming to an end. We are going to take it back; every piece of it, and we will do that by building a decentralized media army from the ground up.

To truth and knowledge,

Brandon Smith

 

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Disasters can and do strike without warning, and when they strike, most of the population is vastly underprepared. Truth be told, the vast majority of people aren't prepared at all, and hardly anyone has enough survival food to last them through the month.

It’s for this reason that when a disaster occurs, hoards of people will swarm the grocery stores and supermarkets in order to get as much food as they possibly can. You could end up being one of those people if you don't start preparing right now.

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Thanks to sources that have stepped forward with inside information, we now know some details about a plan we're told is being pursued by the Biden regime to achieve the complete overthrow and destruction of the United States of America.

The recent FBI / DOJ raid on Mar-a-Lago is a key element of this plan. The raid was reportedly designed to provoke an armed uprising among Trump supporters, or at least encourage nationwide protests that could be exploited by the FBI to run undercover agents dressed up as MAGA supporters.

If this plan succeeds, it ends with UN troops occupying America and disarming the American people at gunpoint. Fortunately, there are many "white hat" elements working to stop this plan, and the American people are waking up like never before.

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FEMA approved!  Mon-Fri 9:30-5pm

@ Stor Your Stuff

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Imlay City 48444

 

 


Natural disasters don't wait for a convenient time

And you shouldn't wait to prepare either. In some cases there is little to no warning.

Prepare now to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies

 

Remember:  You can’t buy life insurance after you’re dead!

When you think about packing up items to help you survive a natural or human-made disaster, you often think of backpacks. And there is good reason.

Backpacks are sturdy, lightweight, and with multiple pouches and pockets, they allow you to stow a large number of essentials. They come in expandable widths and sizes to fit even your smallest family members. And the best part is that your hands remain free with a backpack.

Super Emergency Survival Kit

  •  Solar phone charger
  • 72-hour 4Patriot emergency food pack [25 year shelf life
  • 4Patriot Greens sample pack [Power supplement]
  • 3 Luna Nutrition bars [assorted]+Sunmaid raisin pouch
  • Cleaning Wipe Pack
  • Steel River Emergency Tent
  • Mini  First Aid kit
  • TRS 5N1 EDC folding tool
  • 3-package meal sampler
  • Paracord bracelet w/ compass
  • Reusable Face Mask
  • Personal Water Filter Straw
  • 11-Piece Emergency Survival Kit 

And more…

https://www.bonanza.com/listings/Better-Safe-Than-Sorry-Super-Emergency-Survival-Kit/1143536466

 

 

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