THIS WEEK'S VIDEOS
Today's leaders will be those who understand the times and have wisdom on what actions need to be taken, and when. Each week I publish quotes and statements which have originated during the week or come down to us from historical leaders who faced similar issues in their day. What did they think, and do?
The archives of this newsletter make up a running commentary on trends which are overtaking Americans and inform a context which must be addressed by leaders like you. You may wish to archive these newsletters in a convenient folder for your personal reference.
“I think leadership is composed mostly of these characteristics:
· attention to details of daily work,
· a willingness to help others,
· the courage to take responsibility for your decisions,
· a willingness to share credit,
· and a relentless, almost maniacal commitment to saving time -- the only irreplaceable resource.
I think the biggest difference among individuals with respect to productivity is their attitude toward the value of time. They do not value their time in the same way. They all have about the same quantity of this scarce resource, but the return on investment that people gain from this resource varies widely.” Dr. Gary North
“If you wanted to make American citizens weak and unpatriotic, who gets this assignment? If you want children to be illiterate and without ambition, whom are you going to call? If you hope to make children ignorant, almost devoid of cultural knowledge, who is just right for that project? Clearly, all these things come back to education. And wherever you look in K–12, you will find strange artifacts and an agenda put in play by a cunning opponent. "A Nation at Risk," a report published in 1983, honored this heritage when it proclaimed: "The educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people[.] ... If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might well have viewed it as an act of war." It was a foreign power, and it was an act of war. - Bruce D Price on the long-surviving Communist Nationale
“Anti-science has emerged as a dominant in highly lethal force and one that threatens global security as much as do terrorism and nuclear proliferation. We must mount a counter offensive and build new infrastructure to combat anti science just as we have for these other more widely recognized and established threats.” Scientific American, March 29, 2021
“The deepest fact of our time is that America has a bad elite, a mendacious one whose skills, values, goals, tastes and types of knowledge are hostile to our nation’s inherited cultures and plural people. The new elite that has emerged in the last generation or two has no interest in preserving anything but perhaps their own power. They lack historical knowledge and vision, which they supplant by, or exchange for, the powers of transformation and change. Intoxicated by the power possible with emerging technologies, inspired by visions that only a deracinated globalist perspective could make attractive, this elite thinks of creative destruction as applied to culture.” --Professor Ted McAllister of Pepperdine University
"The average age of a Robinhood trader is 31 years old. They were 17 during the financial crisis, which means they've only known the Fed having their back. This is a liquidity-driven market, period. Money is still looking for a home, and it will find its way into whatever is the flavor of the day. That's a very dangerous, unsustainable model over the long term." - Dr. Michael Berry
“According to Stars and Stripes, 1,575 of the [American] contractors [in Afghanistan] are armed mercenaries, mostly Americans and other foreigners. While this number is only a small fighting force, it could be combined with intelligence operatives and proxies like the Afghan military to give the US the ability to strike inside Afghanistan.” Tyler Durden, who wonders if Biden is privatizing the Afghan war, rather than ending it.
“It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis
of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free
government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his
personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of
America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age
should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far
accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be
called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.”
-George Washington, letter to Alexander Hamilton May 2, 1783
“If Biden gets his way, Americans will pay an additional $4,000,000,000,000 (a mind-boggling $4 TRILLION) in new and higher taxes in the coming decade. That would be the single largest tax increase since World War II. Biden’s plan includes...
· Higher Income Taxes (Unless your income is less than a measly $45,600)…
· Higher Capital Gains Taxes (nearly doubling from 20% to 39.8%)…
· Higher Corporate Taxes (the highest corporate tax in the developed world)
· Even Higher Death Taxes (your heirs may need to sell just to pay the taxes!)
· There’s also a truckload of NEW taxes, including…
· A Carbon Tax that could drive gas prices to $6 or even $13 per gallon…
· A VMT (“Vehicle Miles Traveled”) Tax based on how many miles you drive...
· A Gun Tax: A $200 tax on certain guns and ammunition…
· And possibly even an Unrealized Capital Gains Tax: Biden’s Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen proposes taxing unrealized capital gains…
This absurd idea involves paying a tax on gains that may never materialize with money that may never be received.” -- Doug Casey
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