Decentralization – The Capitalist Answer to Everything

There is a difference between capitalism and corporatism. Capitalism and the free market allow for competition to take place and new ideas to flourish. Corporatism seeks to control everything.

Lately, we have seen liberal dominated tech companies such as Google and Twitter shut down conservatives. What was once open and free is now becoming more and more controlled. Conservatives are being banned and shadow banned when it doesn’t fit the narratives the big companies like.

So do we invite the government in to regulate? Or should we allow other companies to innovate instead?

The creator of the world wide web decided to do the later:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90243936/exclusive-tim-berners-lee-tells-us-his-radical-new-plan-to-upend-the-world-wide-web

The man who gave us one of the greatest technological leaps of the late 20th Century has done it again with ‘Inrupt’ which just may well become the new way we use the internet.

If you want to stop the democrats and big tech from silencing you; vote republican in November and checkout new startup technologies such as Inrupt.

Just as with crypto currencies, the internet is still evolving. We’re only just getting started!

Better Red than Dead

If anything the last few weeks have taught us that the democrats will stop at nothing to secure absolute power. They are willing to crush a sweet innocent man just to maintain that power. Now the corrupt FBI is set the task of re-investigating the same man they have already investigated multiple times over the last few months.

The high tech corporations are cracking down on free speech and there are those in the democratic party calling for violent protests against conservatives.

The socialists of today are not the red communists of yesterday, but rather the blue democrats of today.

The end goal for the democratic party is absolute power at any costs, to hell with you, me or anyone who stands in their way. Today the choice is clear: vote red in November or watch the democrats kill our country with their lawlessness.

It gets worse before it gets better

In 2005 I flew out for my second visit to the US. I was enjoying my first summer in Ohio with my (now) wife. We were happily spending time together, dating and enjoying each others company. We enjoyed lazy days around the pool at her parents house and long evenings watching movies on the couch. Life during those weeks were grand.

That summer during a day at the mall I came across a book that caught my eye ‘100 people who are screwing up america.’ The title intrigued me, because I was really enjoying my time in America and I was already thinking about moving to this wonderful country sometime in the future. Why would anybody want to screw up a country where you could drive a big SUV, own guns and afford to buy a big house?

So naturally, I bought the book and during the months apart from my wife, while working in the UK, I read the book. I found it fascinating and from that point on I understood why my (now) in-laws were anti-liberal. These mostly liberal people were nuts.

I say they were nuts. Back then, during the Bush years, they were nuts. During the Obama years, they were melancholy. Now; they’re flat out insane.

The same people mentioned in this book over a decade ago are now far worse. Eminem is the latest of the ‘100 people’ to hit the headlines, exposing his sheer idiocy. I can’t believe that after this book came out, Al Franken ended up becoming a senator.

I will say this though; things do get worse before they get better. President Trump is a genius. He really is. He knows exactly which nerves to hit and when to hit them. The NFL is a disgrace and now Hollywood is in flames.

All the rot that has festered over the last few decades is being exposed for what it really is. It’s going to take a while longer and things will get worse. But mark my words, things will get better. Andrew Breitbart talked about us needing to win the culture war. President Trump has taken that to heart. He knows exactly how to expose these idiots who are ‘screwing up America’ and watch as they melt down around us.

With a 5 trillion increase in the economy in just a few months since the election, the future is wide open for a new American renaissance. The crazy liberals think things are bad for them now. They don’t know the half of it. They claim to be the party of fairness, but they are anything but it. All their years of hollowing out the tree of liberty are coming crashing to an end and the patriots who love this country are rushing to fill the void. The liberal actors will be replaced, the NFL players will be fired and new movies will be released to inspire a younger generation to reach for the stars again.

Things are going to get worse for the time being, but I promise you, they will get better. God bless those who have worked so hard for so long to expose the liberal lunatics for what they are. God Bless Donald Trump for being the leader we so badly needed to lead us out of the darkness. And God Bless the United States of America; the greatest country to ever be devised by man. The lunatics who have been screwing up America for so long are finally running out of steam. It’s about damn time.

More proud of America than ever

The week of thanksgiving I sat down to book tickets for my up and coming trip to the UK. One of my cousins was getting married in February and I promised that we would make it out there for the special day.

I’ve always tried to find the best priced tickets and have driven as far as Toronto in order to save money. I was fully prepared to drive out to another airport this time, when my wife came home and told me a bunch of her photographer friends were messaging her saying that ticket prices to Europe were really low.

President Trump had just been elected and the stock market was soaring. The dollar was getting stronger and it was thanksgiving week, where retailers are usually looking for your buck.

So, on the day I was ready to commit to another long drive across countries in order to afford to see my family, I typed in a search from our local Cincinnati. Sure enough, the prices were cheaper. A lot cheaper.

On this day you could buy tickets for nearly the same cost as Toronto, which always has cheap flights to Europe. I pounced on the tickets from Cincinnati. Glad to be able to get affordable tickets from a much more convenient location.

As soon as I bought the tickets I thought about my in-laws and how they had never been to Europe before. They had always wanted to see my home nation, but time and money had always been a barrier, just as it had been for us.

“Why don’t you message your parents and ask them if they want to come with us?” I suggested to my wife.

As soon as she messaged them, I added that I had never seen tickets priced that low before. I really hadn’t.

They messaged back saying that they would think about it. I thought for sure that the prices would go back up the next day.

In the morning they messaged back saying that they would love to come out there with us. I quickly checked the prices, they were still incredibly low. “I’ll be right over!” I text back.

I managed to match up flights and get them seats right next to ours on the four separate flights. I became incredibly excited about the prospect of my in-laws finally being able to see where their son-in-law grew up.

Over the next few weeks I planned and mapped out many things for them to do on their trip out with us. I wanted them to taste all the highlights and see the best parts of where I grew up. I wanted them to experience as much of the history and beauty England has to offer as possible.

What made the trip more challenging was my 10 month old son. Being so young, he needed a lot of sleep and a lot of attention. He did really well on the planes heading over and we were glad to have an extra set of hands to help out.

We decided to stay in a two bedroom flat in the heart of Canterbury, as I wanted my in-laws to be able to get straight on the train to London easily and to be able to really experience the city of Canterbury first hand.

The first few days went really well. They got to see my hometown, where I grew up, a castle, London and even my Dad’s side of the family.

They were really enjoying the trip and I was glad for that. But my wife and I weren’t getting much sleep, as our son was waking us up during the night. I was doing all the driving and I was starting to get worn out.

During the second week we took the Eurostar to Paris. I had my reservations due to the terror related incidents in the Capital, but my in-laws really wanted to see it. We left my son with his other grandmother at her fathers house in a village close to the Eurostar Terminal. He was in safe hands.

We ventured into Paris, snapping away pictures and taking it all in. It was great fun and I really enjoyed it. But the fast pace of the day really wore me out.

Between the lack of sleep and the end of the trip looming, my mood was taking a downward turn. I had enjoyed showing my in-laws around, but I still hadn’t seen half my family members and I really didn’t want to fly back the next week. I could have stayed a lot longer.

I kept my composure as best as possible, but I was having a hard time keeping my raw emotions at bay. I really didn’t want to leave. I love my home country and all my family. I could envision raising my son there. I didn’t want to go back.

My cousins wedding came and went. I got to see the rest of my family and I even managed to drive my in-laws all the way out to Stone Henge. I was extremely glad to have been able to show them so much of the UK in such a short period of time, but I was extremely drained.

In the weeks that followed, I looked up local house prices and jobs in the area. I seriously contemplated moving back. Having grown up there myself, it was easier to envision raising my son there compared to the US.

But, just as I suspected, the house prices were too high and there weren’t enough decent paying jobs. The same reasons I left the UK ten years ago were still true today.

Over the next few months several terrorist attacks happened in the UK and in places we had just visited. The attack on Westminster bridge happened exactly where my in-laws had stood for a selfie just weeks before.

I felt profoundly sad for my home nation as I read the news. I contrasted this with ever tightening security here in the US. I felt extremely glad that we had elected President Trump to office.

As spring gave way to summer and we paid my Jeep off, things became easier as my wife’s business took off and bills became easier to keep up with. I thought about the opportunities we had here and our ability to gain all the things that we have.

Many of my cousins, who are around the same age as me, still live with their parents. This is not because they are lazy bums, but simply because the house prices are so outrageously expensive. Many of them travel over an hour each way each day to work in London to make decent money.

By contrast I travel 20 minutes to work each day. I don’t make a lot of money, but it is decent. On decent money I am able to afford a house, a car and a really good quality of life. I realized fully that I wouldn’t be able to do that anywhere else in the world.

In America, if you work hard, if you take opportunities as they came, you can live well. That cannot be said anywhere else in the world. It is a real privilege.

“You realize what you have in the US would cost nearly a million pounds here right?” My friend had said to me while we were over to visit. What a contrast.

As summer moved on, my uncle called me and explained that he was going out west again on his motorcycle. The year previous he had flown all the way out there, bought a couple of bikes and been on a road trip of a lifetime with his brother out to the coast and back.

This time uncle Colin was heading out to Bonneville. After getting off the phone with him my wife told me I should go out and join him. She knew how much I had been wanting to ride a motorcycle out west.

To cut a long story short I booked off a couple of weeks of work and readied my motorcycle. After he arrived in the States, my uncle headed out ahead of me to see more of the northern states. A few says later I rode my bike from my driveway in Cincinnati, through Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas, into Colorado and met him a couple of days later in Colorado Springs. From there we rode through the mountains into Utah and towards the Bonneville Salt Flats.

After a couple of days at the flats I left him, as he intended to head south to Vegas and then back east to visit his friend in Atlanta.

I then rode my motorcycle through the mountains and dessert of Nevada, past Lake Tahoe, through Sacramento and a through San Francisco before heading over the Golden Gate Bridge.

Over the next several days I rode my motorcycle up the California coast before beading back inland and through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

Along the way I met many different people and saw many different places. Even in the most remote places I was able to find motels with comfy beds and warm showers and restaurants with plenty of hot food.

Again I thought to myself how lucky I was to be in this country. I could ride a motorcycle for thousands of miles across multiple states, through wildly varying terrain and still find a place to sleep for the night and a hot meal.

I wondered how many other places in the world where you could show up out of the blue and get all that at any time in the evening.

Riding across the US gave me a new appreciation for this country and gave me time to think about all that I had.

I have a big house, a loving wife and a happy and healthy son. We have everything we could ever need and some. We didn’t need to go to college, straddle ourselves in debt and become CEO’s in order to afford all this. We just had to work hard and be smart and take the best opportunities we could find. Again, where else in the world can you say that?

This country isn’t perfect and I do get home sick, but I am extremely grateful for the opportunities it has already afforded myself and my family.

I think a lot of those people who are upset with this country would do well to venture out into it and see more of it for themselves. I think they would be surprised by just how much is out there to work hard for and enjoy.

Stand Up

On the day that President Trump was sworn into office, a co-worker and I snuck out of a meeting to go to McDonalds. We went to McDonalds because we knew the local one had a TV and would most certainly be broadcasting the inauguration.

After President Trump and Vice President Pence had taken office, I stood up for the national anthem. I placed my hand over my heart with a deep respect for this country and what had just happened.

I was the only person in the restaurant to do that. My friend remarked to me that he thought it was really cool and respectful how much patriotism I showed to both to England and to the United States.

My friend knew how much I loved my home nation and how much I was looking forward to going back for a visit the next month. He also knew about my respect for this nation and that I am a proud gun owner and second amendment supporter.

I think it took him by surprise just how much I love both countries for similar reasons.

I was born in the UK. My ancestors are all English. I have family members who fought and died in both world wars. I am a huge fan of Sir Winston Churchill and I love everything that is and has ever been good about Great Britain.

By Equal measure I love the United States of America. I love everything that it stands for. I think that the American Constitution is the best document ever produced by mankind.

Anyone who’s read articles of mine in the past know I’ve been on a philosophical journey and that I’ve questioned everything about politics in this country. But not once have I ever disrespected the national anthem.

The sports players who have been taking a knee, or staying sat down in their locker rooms are a disgrace to themselves, their families, their fellow countrymen and the proud legacy of this great country.

You don’t have to agree with the politics of the day. You don’t have to like it. But you absolutely must be respectful of those who have fought and died for the freedoms that you enjoy.

President Trump is right to call out the players who have been taking a knee. The NFL will lose a lot of money over this. Sports is supposed to be about respect. It’s supposed to rise above the politics of the day and be a get away for a couple hours of fun.

Those who support taking a knee are a national embarrassment.

I’m sure plenty of sports fans will switch off the tv next week and find something else to do.

Stand up.

It’s all about trying to do the right thing

It’s been quite a journey.

I became a US citizen five years ago. Back when I first became a permanent resident, one of the first things I did was go out and buy a firearm. As a legal US resident I was allowed to buy one provided I give six months of utility bills to prove that I had been living at the same address for that time.

I was so proud to buy that first handgun. In my home country I would never have even been allowed to look at a handgun, let alone buy, own and legally shoot one.

A few years later when I became eligible, I jumped on the opportunity to become a citizen. I was in love with America and everything about it.

Like many I was not happy with the Obama administration and assumed the republicans would pick a good candidate to beat him during the election.

Around the time I took my oath of allegiance I started this blog site. I was young, stary eyed, full of hopes, dreams and dedication towards what I thought was right.

As the election process wore on in 2012 I became weary and bitter. I felt like the system was rigged. As a newly minted US citizen I felt cheated and resolved to read through the various alternative news outlets, which often dealt with conspiracy theories.

After another victory for Barack Obama, I felt disheartened, but comforted myself with the push-back against the Democrats and their liberal agenda.

I went through a libertarian phase and read more into the constitution. I wrote lots of articles on here and did everything that I thought was right.

After buying my own house and living out my very own American dream, everything seemed to collapse in on me mentally.

I’ve worked it all out in my head now, but I fell into a depression for a while. I became homesick and I questioned everything I had done up until that point.

It’s not easy pursuing truth. I admire those like Alex Jones who put themselves out there only to be ridiculed. Sure Alex is a little out there, but he’s an honest guy who is doing what he feels is right for his country.

Now that President Trump is in office and America is starting to get more of its forward thinking spirit back, I feel good about the choices I’ve made.

It’s a long road and we all must do what we feel is right in the moment. You have to pick your fights, stand your ground, let you voice be heard. You can always change your mind later. That’s not a lack of integrity. That’s called wisdom and being true to the life experiences that shape you.

Read your books, read real news (not mainstream BS) and spend time with your family. The American dream is ever evolving and it is up to each of us to ensure it is passed on to the next generation, bigger and better and stronger than ever before.

As our president always says, Make America Great Again!

Leading the way against weakness

I’ve been a coffee drinker since I was about nine years old. Through my teens and into my twenties I’ve always had a couple cups of coffee to help me wake up in the morning.

When I was a teenager I told myself that I’d join the British Army unless I was lucky enough to find the love of my life before I finished school. Well, I found my love and the rest as they say is history.

Actually its a pretty cool story since I grew up in the UK and my now wife, grew up in the good old USA. But that story is for another day.

I’ve always had a soft spot for those serving in the military. Be it the UK armed forces or the US armed forces.

Watching war movies growing up instilled in me a sense of duty and honor. Those who serve are the best any country has to offer.

After 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, many young veterans were molded out of years of fighting and tough situations.

A couple of guys I went to school with served in the British Army. One of whom has done three tours between Afghanistan and Iraq. Now he is a strongman and competes regularly.

These days I mix news, memes and comedy all on my Instagram feed. When I’m watching my son or taking a break from work I’ll often sit down with a cup of coffee and scroll through my Instagram feed to catch up on the latest news and have a bit of a laugh too.

Thats when I stumbled on this video:

It’s a little bit crude, but I love the guys sense of passion for America and standing up for what is good and right.

After watching that video I had to watch more. I found Mat’s Youtube channel and the guys at Black Rifle Coffee Company and got carried away watching their videos.

Here were a bunch of men who had gone off to war, and on returning found themselves either unemployed or underemployed. To make matters worse, if they wanted to get a simple cup of coffee from the store, often times they’d run into a bunch of hipsters, who nine times out of ten are Bernie Sanders supporting weaklings who are anti second amendment and anti armed forces.

So Evan creates his own company and hires a bunch of his buddies. Cool huh? Even cooler was when Starbucks announced that it was going to hire 10000 refugees. Black Rifle Coffee Company turned that on its head and announced they were going to hire 10000 veterans instead.

In war and in civilian life, these men are leading the way. In the vacuum of weakness left by the Obama administration and the hipster era, these men fought back with entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. They turned a passion into a new career path and are having a lot of fun promoting it.

I hope that now with the Trump administration and a renewed sense of American patriotism, that their company will soar to new heights and far surpass their goal of hiring 10000 veterans.

If you want a good cup of coffee and want to support those who served this country, look no further than the Black Rifle Coffee Company.

 

I wish them all good luck and much success.