Friday, August 13, 2010

Why Elections, The Tea Party & Activism Won’t Save Our Republic. But There Is An Answer

I recently had a life changing event. It happened during a meeting with a fellow political activist who through great personal sacrifice has discovered the root cause of why all attempts to restore America's original Republican form of Government have failed and will continue to fail. More importantly he has discovered the solution. It's not because he's some all knowing guru, like everyone else he's a flawed human. Many people have discovered parts of the solution but no one has put all those parts together until now. The solution he found is not a untried theory but in fact has been battle tested multiple times with miraculous results. To achieve meaningful reform this solution must be learned and spread to everyone willing to be an activist.

Elections and activism are very important, unfortunately are rendered ineffective because corruption undermines the goals. The key is to focus on a strategy to end the corruption.

To understand the solution you must understand the root cause of the problem. Philosophically it's nothing more complicated then the pursuit of power. The manifestation of this lust for power is a corrupted political system. This is no great revelation most moral thinking people recognize this obvious fact. The founders recognized the danger and logically concluded that power corrupts therefore it must be separated and bound with the shackles of checks and balances. The corruption is the cancer that is eating away the body of our Republic. One of the reasons all attempts at reforming the Republic have failed is we are diverted by tyrants towards the symptoms. The tyrants allow some of the symptoms to be cured creating the illusion that progress towards reform has been made. The reality is the march towards tyranny is slowed at best but never stopped and most certainly not reversed. Without curing the cancer all attempts at reform will fail. Moral people simply are worn down trying to cure the never ending symptoms. Tyrants have perverted the process to the point that moral people not knowing the true source of the problem never fix the root cause.

Why is this so?

Again it's a simple reason, we are divided in our efforts so we always fail. Tyrants divide and conquer us. In order to stop this devious tactic we must discover what divides us. For the rest of this article I will refer to the solution as the "plan" because that's exactly what it is. Tyrant's always have a plan and if moral people who believe in freedom don't have a unifying plan we will continue to fail. It's not the purpose of this article to cover the intricate details of the "plan" That will be covered in a series of articles on this blog.

What exactly is dividing us?

To understand clearly what is dividing our efforts we must accept a undeniable fact. Immoral people stay united easier then moral people do. What I mean by moral people are those who believe in universal truths that it's wrong to lie, cheat and steal. This is not about religious morality, though religion teaches these principals. The "Plan" will work as long as moral people never use the evil tactics of the immoral people. It is immoral to think "the ends justify the means". The "plan" will unite everyone regardless of race, religious beliefs, or lack there of. It will unite people from incredibility diverse backgrounds. The reason, the "plan" is based on love and freedom. "Love thy neighbor". "Treat your neighbor as you wish to be treated". These are concepts from the Bible but the "plan" is a combination of secular and religious sources because the "plan" is for political purposes. Truth is truth no matter what the source.

Moral people come together as a group to seek wisdom. Immoral people seek power.

In the case of our political system the intent of the founders for congress was to have a deliberative body that seeks wisdom in order to best guide this country. This principal applies to every form of activism as well. This is why organizations with good intentions will fail if they ever seek power. The leaders of those groups adopt the tactics of the immoral people and though they may win a few battles they ultimately lose the war.

Why don't moral people succeed using immoral tactics in an organization?

Immoral people who's goal is power will resort to anything to obtain it. When a group of moral people, out of frustration resort to immoral tactics for expediency they will ultimately fail. The tactic will divide and conquer because the people who are the most faithful to their principals will not tolerate using evil means to accomplish a goal and will leave if they cannot change the tactics. That means they lose the heart and soul of their organization and the spiral down begins.
Immoral tactics will also ruin the organizations reputation outside the group, because moral people hate hypocrisy.

The "plan" can only succeed if it is followed completely. Like an engine if you remove any essential parts it will not work. Though the "plan" is simple in concept it is extremely hard to implement. It will require people to change their behavior.

This is absolutely necessary because the current tactics utilized by activist including myself have been for the most part ineffective. In my next article I am going to fully explore all the details of what divides us. The change in behavior that will be necessary to unite us and how the very political system that is being used against us can be turned on the tyrants and bring them to their knees.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Authoritarian Socialism

Authoritarian Socialism is how we are governed.

by Phil Pepin

March 7 2010

I don't believe in playing word games. Unfortunately most of the mainstream press and Americans in general play them with gusto. People cringe when the dreaded "s word" is used. Typically an emotional tirade devoid of facts is launched. Denial doesn't change the fact that our government is not a constitutional republic intended by the founders. The republic has not existed for years. Our government operates as a totalitarian socialistic regime. Totalitarian socialism sounds ominous and perhaps too extreme, but consider the following. You don't have a choice in paying income tax you are forced to. You are compelled to participate in social security. Soon what little choice you have in the free market will be replaced by corporatism. America's health care industry is predominantly a corporatist system. Obama's agenda to completely socialize medicine is possible with a congress full of totalitarian socialist. Participation is not likely to be voluntary.

It's important to point out that government is not about voluntarism, never has been. George Washington understood the nature of government. "Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." The fire is burning out of control. Americans have not heeded Washington's warning. Irresponsible action is the standard mode of operation for our government.

Americans have allowed themselves to become dependent on government in a variety of ways. These same Americans complain about high taxes. They resent the inevitable forced compliance. They fail to understand that socialism is always authoritarian. Freedom is about personal responsibility. Government's constitutional role is to protect freedom, not manage our lives. When government exceeds that role, freedom is diminished. Like gravity this is a law of nature that can't be overcome, no matter how promising the campaign speech. America is at a critical crossroad. Full scale totalitarian socialism of an unimaginable scale is on the horizon. Freedom loving Americans are frustrated by the lack of concern by so many. Ignorance has never been a virtue, in these perilous times it's a dangerous indulgence.

"War On Economic Freedom" San Antonio Tea Party April 15 2009

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Glenn Beck & Rick Perry Do The Texas Two Step

Did Glenn Beck Cooperate With Rick Perry's Campaign To Marginalize Debra Medina?

The news media is in a feeding frenzy over the so called interview between Glenn Beck and Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina. Glenn Beck attacked Debra Medina with accusations of being a 9/11 truther.

Here's the interview starting at the point where the 9/11 questions begin.

I played the interview over a few times and I came to the realization that Beck very likely intended to sabotage Debra Medina's campaign. As I began to dig deeper more evidence supporting my assertion was discovered. What caught my attention first was the 9/11 question itself. Glenn Beck said he received lots of e-mails claiming Debra Medina was a 9/11 Truther. Part of Medina's response was "I have never been asked that question before." That raised a red flag in my mind. Why had that question not been asked before? Debra Medina has been campaigning for months and has had hundreds of interviews.
My suspicions grew stronger when I heard this YouTube clip from Dallas talk radio station KLIF confirming that in all of the many interviews they conducted with Debra Medina over several months not one question about being a 9/11 truther was asked.
The fact he asked such a inflammatory question so early in the interview, indicates he was trying to marginalize Debra Medina in my opinion.
The next indication of sabotage was the part of the interview where Glenn Beck appears to be trying to stop Debra Medina from continuing to answer the question and Debra Medina seems to ramble on ignoring him. I played the video again and got a sense that it was a setup. If you are not familiar with talk radio it's easy to be tricked. When a talk show host decides he wants to mock a caller there's a gimmick he does by switching off the signal feed to the telephone line. An old pro like Beck has undoubtedly used it many times in his career. And sure enough I find another clip from radio station KLIF where Debra Medina mentions not hearing Glenn Beck during the part where he tries to stop her talking. Starting at the 9:15 mark begins her comments

I remembered at the beginning of the interview Beck made a big deal out of not knowing anything about Debra Medina. Red flag number three popped up. That seemed odd considering her supporters had been on a email blitz to Glenn Beck and his staff for some time. I did a search on Google and I came across this posting. It has a copy of an email exchange between Pat Gray and a Debra Medina supporter. Pat Gray is Glenn Becks sidekick on his radio program. He's also a former Houston talk show host who routinely attacked Congressman Ron Paul. Debra Medina is a Ron Paul supporter. Pat Gray has voiced support for Rick Perry. To top it off Pat Gray responds in a scolding manner that he's sick of all the Medina supporters flooding the shows email boxes. The date of the email was a week prior to the interview. So I'm supposed to believe that Glenn Beck knew nothing about Debra Medina? Most talk show hosts at least try to find out some background information to ask better questions.
Now comes another bizarre coincidence. Sources from station KLIF reported that people have been receiving robo calls from the Rick Perry campaign accusing Debra Medina of being a 9/11 Truther. People started receiving calls 7 minutes after the interview ended.

Any reasonable person looking at the series of events that occurred would have to acknowledge that there is enough probable cause to warrant an official investigation. It should also get the attention of the news media. Unfortunately propaganda has shamelessly been used against Debra Medina already. Recently Chris Mathews accused Debra Medina of being racist for her stand on nullification and interposition. I thought that was a all time low. Mathews and MSNBC were so lazy and unprofessional in their propaganda they overlooked the fact they accused a woman of racism who is in a mixed racial marriage.
Now we have this despicable display of unbridled arrogance from Glenn Beck. Even if you set aside the events I mentioned above. And only take in account the immature behavior of Glenn Beck. You see a man who takes delight in trying to destroy a grassroots campaign. Like crazed hyenas Beck and his sidekick exchanged one pathetic vulgar barb after another for an entire hour segment. Here's a small sample that started immediately after the interview ended.

 Source Glenn Beck Website:
GLENN: Yeah. Okay, Debra, thank you very much. I appreciate it and best of luck to you.
MEDINA: Thank you, Glenn.
GLENN: You bet. Bye bye. I think
PAT: Problematic?
GLENN: While I don't endorse anyone
PAT: Problematic?
GLENN: I think I can write her off the list. Let me take another look at Kay Bailey Hutchison if I have to. Rick, I think you and I could French kiss right now.
PAT: Let me tell you something. He's a damn handsome man.
GLENN: He's a damn handsome man.
PAT: Looks good in a pair of jeans.
PAT: He's a handsome man.
GLENN: Wow. The fastest way back to 4%.
STU: (Laughing).
GLENN: Holy cow.

Debra Medina was born and raised in a small south Texas town. She's a Nurse who started a small successful business. The kind of person Glenn Beck claims to be the champion for and wants to run for office. She's supported by many of the Texas Tea Party members, a movement Beck claims to believe in.
Glenn Beck the multimillionaire employee of Fox News mocked and ridiculed a humble Debra Medina after passing judgment on her in a matter of minutes.

The ugly truth is, judgment was made well before the interview. He twisted what she said to destroy her. But it's not just her he's trying to destroy, it's the hopes for a better Texas that thousands of regular people who support Debra Medina have. Those people donated countless hours and have given their hard earned money to her campaign. Unlike Rick Perry, Debra Medina's funds come from many small donations not big corporations. Glenn Beck dismissed Debra Medina and the people she represents as being insignificant as a gnat.

 I saw a commercial on Fox promoting Glenn Beck's next TV program. The title. " Elites Verses Regular Folks" I suggest Glenn Beck can save some trouble and feature himself as the ruthless elite.
I was a guest speaker at the April 15th 2009 San Antonio Tea Party it was such an honor. I got to be back stage with Glenn Beck and his guests. I have great pictures of the event. I have some of them posted on my Facebook page. I'm going to delete the ones with Glenn Beck in it. I simply can't stand to see his face right now. Shame on you Glenn Beck.

2010 Phil Pepin, all rights reserved.
Published: Saturday, February 13, 2010