Nazis in our Midst

As I’ve stated many times before, Bill Gates is not an educated man.

Neither are any of the leaders of Google or other Palo Alto software companies.

They are very narrowly educated individuals.

I doubt they are widely read.

They reveal their limited knowledge by the policies that they pursue and by the censorship that they engage in.

Their goal is to implement their flawed Marxo-fascist paradigm before their time is through on earth.

This is why the COVID-19 crisis exists.

These elites hate cars, urban sprawl, people wasting energy, Las Vegas, and creature comforts except when it applies to them.

Did I forget to mention NASCAR?

Elites have always believed in a world of limited resources.

To ensure that there are plenty of goodies for them, they must take them away from you.

Their method of doing that is to glamorize equality while demonizing freedom.

They will encourage you, the American, to reach for a total state of equality in the United States.

In this way they can make things equally impoverished for everyone – except them.

This will save the environment for themselves.

Rivers, mountains, beautiful scenery exist for them, not you.

Nothing must spoil their beautiful view.

Elites and their compliant puppets become unsettled when they see urban sprawl creeping up the side of a mountain or into a picturesque valley.

They sneer and complain that those classless people are spoiling the environment.

What they conveniently forget is that their house sits in what was once a pristine valley, field, or side of a mountain.

Martha’s Vineyard five centuries ago had no houses.

But their house is okay; they’re different.

You are one of the rabble.

And so they must get you to think that way. They must get you to think that you are one of the mob, not worthy of having individual benefits.

To achieve their goal, they must stamp out as much individuality as possible.

If they can create more impoverished people who are dependent upon the government, so much the better for them. These new serfs will then be dependent upon what they, the elites who control the government, decree.

These serfs will then help the elites bend you to the will of the elites, otherwise known as the common good.

To complement this conformity, the elites will control your speech as much as they possibly can.

That’s what political correctness is all about.

It’s okay to say this; it’s not okay to say that.

And, of course, it’s never okay to speak anything that the elites don’t agree with, especially with regard to global warming and the coronavirus.

That’s why Facebook, YouTube and Twitter censor speech that does not conform to the settled science and orthodoxy that the elites determined for you at one of their exclusive parties on the Hamptons.

Speaking of herd immunity is blasphemy.

To further encourage people to conform, the elites have implemented the facemask.

People look more alike when wearing a face mask.

Individuality is diminished.

The face mask is a Mao suit of sorts.

The facemask reinforces conformity.

This gives the elites an erection.

With the mask we tend to see each other less as individuals.

To make sure that people do not act as individuals, citizens are asked to report on their neighbors for the sake of the common good.

Public safety is paramount.

This Thanksgiving, government leaders are asking citizens to turn other citizens in to the authorities if they have more than ten people at their Thanksgiving day dinner.

This measure by the government is truly Orwellian.

Who said Robespierre was dead?

This measure enforces conformity while stamping out individuality.

In time, our Jacobin leaders may mandate generic clothing to identify you as one of the working class.

Mao tried this in Communist China.

If people look the same, think the same and speak the same, they are less likely to rebel.

Say, isn’t that a form of herd immunity?

Why of course it is, wise guy.

These measures will make it easier for the elites to implement their socialist programs in the United States of America.

This is their goal. And they’ve done a pretty decent job so far.

The COVID-19 crisis exists to further us toward that goal.

This is not to say that people are not dying of COVID-19; they are.

However, this crisis would have been over in six months had the elites permitted people to congregate as quickly as they possibly could.

With the death rate far less than 1% of the population, it makes sense to have people mingle as fast as they possibly can in order to shut the virus down through herd immunity.

That our leaders did not engage in this course of action serves as an indictment of them as leaders.

That our leaders did not engage in this course of action shows us what their true intentions are.

Our leaders are unrepentant, socialist, totalitarian Marxo-fascists who simply cannot get this man Karl Marx out of their head.

It will be our undoing, and theirs as well.

All totalitarian regimes ultimately grind themselves into dust.

Ours will be no exception.

Poverty will skyrocket. Pollution will skyrocket. Polarization of wealth will grow to the heavens above.

More and more people will die.

An intelligent, well read leader would understand this.

That our elites do not understand this reveals their lack of wisdom and their inability to run a popcorn stand let alone a nation.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley, MD

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Studies, Schmudies

The latest face mask study du jour comes out of Kansas. On the surface this study would seem to support the use of face masks.

I’m sure Dr. Fauci is holding his breath hoping that you will think that it does.

To the casual consumer of news I’m sure it will reinforce the use of facemasks.

But does it?

Well, we should take a closer look, which is what I did.

I don’t want to bore you with the details but some details have to be presented in order to make an argument.

There are approximately 3 million people in Kansas with 105 counties.

The governor in the state of Kansas issued a non-obligatory mandate to wear facemasks.

24 counties representing 2 million people or 2/3 of the Kansas population opted to enforce the face mask.

The other 81 counties representing 1 million people or 1/3 of the population opted not to enforce the facemask.

The face maskers saw their COVID-19 incidence go from 17 per 100,000 to 16 per 100,000.

The non-face masters saw their COVID-19 incidence go from 6 per 100,000 to 12 per 100,000.

So it would seem that the face maskers won. Dr. Fauci can now tap dance down Broadway singing the psalms of the facemask, right?

Well, maybe not.

You see, the face maskers had a huge advantage working in their favor. Fully 54% (I’ll round it off to 50% for the purposes of a later calculation) of the counties who opted to use the facemask also employed other measures to combat the COVID-19. These measures could include school closings, restaurant restrictions, say at home orders and so forth.

The problem is that the non-facemaskers did not enjoy that advantage. Only 9% of the counties who opted not to use the facemask employed other measures to combat the COVID-19.

What this means is that approximately 1 million face maskers were subjected to other measures whereas only 100,000 non-face maskers were subjected to other measures.

This is a big deal.

It is a big deal because it means that other measures could be primarily responsible for the decline of COVID-19 in face-mask mandated counties.

Of course, it’s much easier to forget all that and to cling to what we want to see, which is what many people will rush to do.

Unfortunately, the virus doesn’t care about statistical studies, and the virus doesn’t care what we want to see.

The virus does whatever it wants to do.

The virus is reality.

That the governor issued the non-obligatory mandate, that the incidence of COVID-19 went up in non-facemask counties indicates that the COVID-19 incidence was going up in general.

So what kind of factors could have resulted in a decrease of COVID-19 in the face masked counties?

School closings. Business shut downs. Stay at home orders.

Stay at home orders in my experience are the most extreme of measures. Stay at home orders do much to increase fear, decrease traffic counts and commingling of people.

Let’s do a simple non-scientific example just to show how the data is skewed in favor of the face-mask mandated counties by virtue of the fact that a larger percentage engaged in other measures.

Remember fully 50% or 1 million people were subjected to other measures in the mandated counties whereas only 10% or 100,000 people were subjected to other measures in the non-mandated counties.

It makes a difference.

Let’s assume that other measures decreased the beginning COVID-19 incidence in half while face mask alone accomplished nothing while allowing the baseline rate to double. The purpose of this exercise is to show what is possible, not what actually happened.

So wipe the spittle from your mouth, MSM Fauci Nazis; it’s just an example. The world is not going to blow up.

I’m going to take the number of people allocated to each category according to mask mandate versus no mask mandate.

Then I will refigure the incidence assuming that a) the mask does nothing to impede the doubling of the incidence, and b) other measures cut the incidence in half.

Thus:

Mask Mandated Counties

1,000,000 mask and other measures

17 to 8.5

8.5 x 0.5 = 4.25

1,000,000 mask measures alone

17 to 34

34 x 0.5 = 17

Total 17 + 4.5 = 21.5

Non-Mask Mandated Counties

100,000 no mask and other measures

6 to 3.

3 x O.1 = 0.3

900,000 no mask measures alone

6 to 12

12 x 0.9 = 10.8

Total 0.3+ 10.8 = 11.1

In this hypothetical example, one can easily see the disparate impact caused by other measures. It does make a difference what percentage of the population is allowed to engage in other measures, especially if those other measures involve stay at home orders.

Let’s assume that the 50% of the non-mandated counties were allowed to employ other measures such a stay at home orders. What would the numbers look like?

500,000 no mask and other measures

6 to 3.

3 x O.5 = 1.5

500,000 no mask measures alone

6 to 12

12 x 0.5 = 6

Total 1.5 + 6 = 7.5

7.5 is a hell of a lot better than 11.1.

What this simple hypothetical example also shows is the danger of statistical studies, as if we didn’t know that already.

Statistics in the wrong hands is akin to having a little knowledge – dangerous in the wrong hands.

Of course, this will mean nothing to the media. The media picks a conclusion and then fits facts around it.

Fuck you, MSM!

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley, MD

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Shut Up, Mitt

This is from Mitt Romney, the carpetbagging senator from Utah:

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to over pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election,” Romney said in a statement posted to Twitter. “It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

Now, as you may know by now, I couldn’t give one flip and a fiddle who is President of United States. It doesn’t really matter because both men are owned by Corporate America. I voted for Trump in 2016 but did not vote for him in 2020. I voted Libertarian instead.

I soured on Trump because he didn’t do anything in his four years that improved America or my life substantially. In fact, he continue the same old game. That’s my view.

In spite of that, the President has every right to pursue justice if he feels that the recent 2020 election was fraudulent.

I happen to believe it was.

Despite Romney’s unwelcome opinion there are a lot of people claiming that the election wasn’t on the up and up. People are signing affidavits testifying to irregularities. That doesn’t sound like nothing to me.

Yes, it’s true that Trump brought this upon himself by not being forceful and persuasive in setting firm rules for the election process. He had plenty of time to do this. And it was easy to see that there would be problems with mail-in ballots.

Nevertheless, there’s nothing unseemly about seeking justice, and if Mitt Romney thinks that there is, then Mitt Romney might want to read the Constitution of the United States of America.

Ah, but Mitt didn’t say that Trump’s actions were unseemly, although he may think that; he said that Trump’s actions were undemocratic.

Well, how about stealing an election, Mitt? Is that undemocratic?

What other kind of comment could we expect from Senator Romney, though?

Mitt Romney couldn’t care less about the country. If he had cared about the country, he wouldn’t have raped the American worker when he was working at Bain Capital.

As one of the new robber barons, Mitt, along with Bain Capital, helped other robber barons buy up factories in the United States so that they could be shut down with the jobs shipped to China.

A $50,000 a year job means a lot to a regular guy; for Mitt Romney $50,000 is like us finding a penny on the sidewalk.

After making a fortune off the backs of decent Americans Mitt ventured off into politics to whoever who would have him.

First he was governor of Massachusetts, now he’s a senator from Utah.

When you have a national name, I guess you can go anywhere and get elected.

And Mitt will go anywhere.

The important thing is to get in power and stay in power.

That’s why Mitt Romney is there. He is there because the machine, the blob, Corporate America wants him there. Mitt Romney is a full-fledged officer of Corporate America.

It is Corporate America who has been calling the shots in the United States for a long time now, well over 100 years.

Corporate America decides who your presidents will be. Corporate America decides who your senators will be.

Corporate America decides who will occupy all the important Presidential cabinet positions.

Corporate America has made a joke out of democracy, and Mitt Romney is a big part of that joke.

Who is Mitt Romney to talk about democratic principles in the United States?

By being a willing member of Corporate America’s team, by doing their bidding, by being a compliant puppet, no one has more done more damage to democracy than Mitt Romney.

Shut the fuck up, Mitt Romney.

Curing a Psychosis

How do you cure a psychosis? This is a relevant question in the age of COVID-19.

NYC just closed down its school system for children.

NYC did this in the face of hard data which demonstrates that children are amazingly impervious to the adverse effects of COVID-19.

In fact it is the children who, when allowed to commingle, will protect the elderly this year and next year.

What madness is this?

This madness is taking on a life of its own and has spread to the citizenry who have been scared and stampeded it into decisions that are hurting the country and its inhabitants.

The politicians lead the way.

But the politicians are not solely to blame. They reflect the will of the people.

The will of the people is created by the various media outlets in the Northeast.

New Yorkers are good people. It’s not their fault that they have been programmed.

Most people who grow up and live in the Northeastern Gulag are programmed. It is only those of us who have escaped the Gulag who have come to see that we were indoctrinated too.

There is a steady drumbeat of maternal totalitarian thinking that emanates from the principal newspapers in the Northeast. Those papers are the Washington Post, the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker magazine, the Village Voice to name a few.

As long as this drumbeat continues to dominate New Yorkers’ minds, lockdowns and face masks are inevitable.

There seems to be little point in reasoning with these afflicted people, for if we reason with afflicted people, then we are mad for trying to do so.

All of this brings us back to where we started from which is: How do we cure a psychosis?

There seems to be no end in sight.

Nevertheless, there is always hope. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem to be.

First, let us not panic and call New Yorkers delusional. Afflicted people don’t believe they are delusional, so calling them such won’t do any good. It might make matters worse.

Second, let’s understand that people who are psychotic have fixed, false beliefs.

We can debate these false beliefs ad infinitum, but that misses the point. The point is that these beliefs, whatever they are, are repeated in a loop until they are fixed. The beliefs are exclusionary of anything contrary to what they espouse.

In the case of COVID-19, these beliefs are established and promoted by a main stream media.

An orthodoxy exists.

As long as the citizens of New York are exposed to this programming, they will continue to support the kind of thinking that leads to a lockdown and a shutdown of the schools.

The thinking of the citizens of New York is not illogical, but totally logical.

If you repeatedly tell New Yorkers that face masks work, that lockdowns work, that social distancing will solve the problem, that vaccines are right around the corner, then New Yorkers going to support a shut down of the schools.

So then, is the solution to tell them the opposite?

That would seem to be the logical thing to do; however, that approach has not succeeded.

Why has that approach – let’s call it the truth – not worked?

Principally because the same people who are indoctrinating New Yorkers into a particular way of thought are also indoctrinating them into thinking that anyone who opposes them is a dangerous nut.

So when you tell New Yorkers that they are delusional, you are reinforcing the wisdom of the authorities who have programmed New Yorkers to act the way that they do.

A different approach is therefore in order.

By telling New Yorkers that they are crazy is not doing us or New Yorkers good but is instead making us feel good.

It’s time to do good.

A better approach would be to say nothing and to do nothing while removing the noxious programming.

If we can convince New Yorkers to stop listening to the news, stop watching mainstream media, stop reading the New York Times and other establishment newspapers, then we stand a chance.

This could be accomplished either through cessation of activity or replacement of the coronavirus issue with something more productive.

We don’t have to offer any contrary point of view. New Yorkers are smart enough to figure out the truth on their own.

Their own common sense and reasoning will come to dominate and replace their nonproductive thinking.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

A Letter to Doug

This is the letter I wrote to Doug Hagmann on his YouTube channel. It’s a little uneven, but it’s worth posting.

In this particular YouTube video Doug was talking about something we are missing in the entire election debacle. He was referring to a certain something that is unspoken, something beneath the surface, perhaps a dark subtext to the story.

The following is my post:

You said that something was missing. What’s missing is that you, Doug, have had a hard time (no need to apologize) recognizing that American politics is rigged and has been rigged for a long, long time. It’s tough for people to come to that realization (that the system is rigged from top to bottom) because they think that they’re going against Jesus if they admit the truth. Or they think that they are not being a good egg if they accept an uncomfortable truth.

The CIA was absolutely unequivocally involved in rigging the elections. Overthrowing governments and engaging in naughtiness is what they do. The CIA is an immoral organization that has been involved in every bit of nasty trickery going back to the day that they were conceived. The CIA is nothing more than the thug agency of the wealthy elite. The goal of the wealthy elite is to institute a form of totalitarianism in the United States. China is their model.

When Joe McCarthy stumbled upon what was going in the State Department, Army, and other organizations, he probably thought that our leaders at the higher levels, like Truman, like Eisenhower, would be gratified that he had pointed this out. But they weren’t, were they? They weren’t because Joe McCarthy had stumbled upon what they were doing. Joe McCarthy pulled the curtain back and showed us who they really are. That’s why our power structure demonized him then and do so today.

In the same way, Julian Assange is demonized. Julian Assange, like McCarthy, pulled the curtain back. In response our government in conjunction with the British government have denied Assange basic fundamental rights. Did Trump do anything about that? No.

Why hasn’t Trump stuck up for fundamental individual liberties that are guaranteed by our Constitution? Why didn’t he stick up for Alex Jones? Why hasn’t he stuck up for the Last American Vagabond, or Stefan Molyneaux? Why hasn’t Trump gone after the Internet giants? Because Trump is part of their game. These elites (who control the Republicans and Democrats) are playing a game with us. The right and the left prop each other up. Michael Reagan, the Presidents son, illustrated this in a YouTube video many years ago. He stated that the Dems and the Repubs are an A-frame that hold each other up.

Everything that you think is true about the United States is not true. What the media has given you for the past 75 years is one giant lie about America. The attack on Pearl Harbor was a lie, the attack on the World Trade Center was a lie, the bin Laden raid was a lie, the COVID-19 pandemic is a lie. I’m not saying that these things didn’t happen; I’m saying that they didn’t happen in the way that our lying media says they did. Our government takes advantage of people’s apathy and lack of expertise in technical areas to foist dangerous myths upon the people, myths that enable the elites to gain control of our lives.

Corporate America is in firm control of the politics and the affairs of the United States. Corporate America (which includes businesses, nonprofits the elite universities, Palo Alto, big banks, think tanks like the Council on Foreign Relations, national associations, sports leagues, Hollywood) will decide who our President will be, as they have for a long time now. If Corporate America wants Joe Biden, Joe Biden will be president. If Corporate America wants Trump, then Trump will be President.

The controversy over the election exists right now because Corporate America wants it to exist. Why? I don’t know why; I’m not the one committing the crime. And neither are you, Doug. We are the guys investigating the crime. We are always going to be one step behind the criminals. That’s the nature of police work.

I wouldn’t invest one iota of time worrying about whether Trump stays in office or not. Listen to me, I voted for the guy in 2016. Trump did nothing for me. Nothing. Where is the substantive reform in healthcare? It doesn’t exist. Are our health insurance premiums still high? Yes. Did he establish a competitive healthcare marketplace that so many Republicans ached for? No. Did he permit even more mergers like Aetna-Caremark-CVS to occur? Yes. Are we still in the Middle East? Yes. Did Trump go after the Internet giants? No. Did he defend Alex Jones? No. Did he defend Julian Assange? No. Did he go after the CIA? No. In fact he genuflected before the CIA within a few weeks of taking office. Did Trump do anything to give substantive reform to immigration? No. What he should have done was abolish CAFTA which raped the people of Central America. Exploitation and CAFTA are why immigrants are coming here. When Central Americans are given a stake in the game, they will want to stay in their country. That is a much better choice than building a wall.

The best way we can reform America is to practice Christianity. It was Christianity that defeated Rome. Christianity accomplished what no standing army could accomplish. When we change ourselves as a nation, the politicians will follow. We criticize our politicians for being immoral and greedy. Our politicians are that way because we are that way. We have walked down the wrong path. We must change our sentiments and priorities. Catering to politicians won’t cut the mustard. When we cater to the immoral, duplicitous politician we are crossing the threshold into Dracula’s castle. Once we cross that threshold, Dracula owns us. What we want to do is ask Dracula to enter our house, the house of God.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

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Expertise

Just yesterday I read an article in Politico by a national know it all, Quint Forgey, who criticized Scott Atlas because he asked the citizens of Michigan to defy their governor, Gretchen Whitmer, with regard to her coronavirus restrictions.

The author stated that Scott Atlas was no expert in infectious disease or epidemiology.

Well, my dear author, neither is Dr. Fauci or the assorted academic puppets who parrot Fauci’s nonsense.

Reality has proven Dr. Fauci to not be an expert in anything.

You don’t get to be an expert by graduating from an Ivy League School.

You don’t even get to be an expert by poring over statistical data.

You don’t get to be an expert by riding on Air Force One.

You don’t get to be an expert by receiving a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

You don’t get to be an expert by being called an expert.

You don’t get to be an expert by going along with what the politicians want so that you can look good.

You get to be an expert by articulating truth and guiding people into a better place.

One thing we’ve learned from this coronavirus experience is that the experts are not experts at all.

In fact, I think it’s fair to say that Dr. Fauci doesn’t understand the basic principles of immunology at all. Or maybe in this case, he doesn’t want to.

He certainly doesn’t understand epidemiology.

If he had, he would have protected those citizens in New York eight months ago.

He didn’t.

One of the basic precepts in epidemiology is to quarantine the sick. Another basic precept is to protect the vulnerable.

If he knew with certainty that the cold weather was going to produce more deaths now, why didn’t he articulate and act upon that eight months ago? Why didn’t he protect the citizens of New York by sending them down south for a few months? He could have accomplished that with minimal cost (less than 100 billion) in comparison to what it cost the nation to lock everyone down (trillions).

If he could not have done that, he could have emphasized the necessity of locking the most vulnerable down.

He also could have read about our experience in 1918 where at no time was a total lockdown utilized. That’s right, businesses stayed open albeit with staggered hours.

Instead Fauci asked people to stay at home and to wear face masks. He advocated these measures knowing that children for the most part weren’t going to die or have any serious illness due to the coronavirus.

A prudent epidemiologist would exploit that knowledge and use it to his or her advantage.

A prudent epidemiologist would have asked children to go back to school immediately in order to spread the coronavirus so as to create herd immunity so as to save people’s lives down the road.

A prudent working epidemiologist would have used care and concern before implementing crackpot theories from academia.

Dr. Fauci did none of this.

Dr. Fauci was the source of endless misinformation that has led us to where we are today.

Dr. Fauci is no expert at all.

No one should listen to Dr. Fauci.

Dr. Fauci clings to his flawed definition of herd immunity as an end point at which no disease can be transmitted.

As stated previously in other articles, this is an excessively restrictive definition and not compatible with treating COVID-19 in a real world sense.

A prudent working epidemiologist would understand the pitfalls in a novel vaccine.

A prudent working epidemiologist would understand the problems that the nation faced in the 1950s and 60s with the development of the polio vaccine.

A prudent working epidemiologist would know the name Bernice Eddy and what she discovered with Cutter Labs.

A prudent epidemiologist would know of our experience with the Swine Flu vaccine in the 1970s.

A prudent epidemiologist would proceed forward with a project of guided herd immunity as a working common-sense physician defines herd immunity – as a gradual process that begins when the very first person infected with COVID-19 becomes immune.

This is what Scott Atlas advocates.

As do I.

As do many other working physicians.

That we have no fancy piece of paper or title should not count against us.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Take your reliance on the expertise of Dr. Fauci, Quint Forgey, and cram it up your ass.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley, MD

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Bridging the Gap

A few years ago I came across an article on the Internet that was talking about Common Core.

I am opposed to Common Core because I believe it is a vehicle of indoctrination. Moreover it will reinforce the idiotic trend of replacing critical thinking with algorithms, memorization, and standardized testing.

The article quoted Chester Finn who is supposedly an expert on education.

He is also a Harvard graduate. Now, if you have read any of my pieces, you would know that I would be instantly angered by what this individual had to say especially if he was for Common Core.

It’s a Harvard thing with me, and I understand if you do not feel that way. I understand that I am in the minority when I criticize Harvard and castigate it as an inferior school.

In this article Chester Finn made a snide comment about the type of people who oppose Common Core.

Of course, he would. He’s from Harvard. He’s a noble.

I can’t remember his exact words, but the effect was to dismiss opponents of Common Core as ignorant hillbillies.

I decided immediately to write a nasty letter to Chester Finn (Checker to his friends).

So I did an Internet search and discovered that he was a professor. Since most professors have a public email, I was able to secure that email.

Success!

After completing my letter, I decided to take a second look at his resume.

His resume was littered with 1,000,001 accomplishments. He had written several papers; he sat on many committees; he had won numerous awards.

There was an even a picture of him in a very nice suit dressed up like a British noble.

As I looked at the resume and picture of him, I had a moment of awareness.

I said to myself: I totally cannot relate to this man’s experience in life. I would have no idea what it would be like to be him.

What would it feel like, I asked myself, to receive accolades such as he has received?

What does it feel like to have everyone clap when you walk into a room?

What does it feel like to be on someone’s shortlist?

I had no concept of that. I had no ability to relate to him principally because my value system rejects everything that Chester Finn believes in.

And this is where my moment of awareness, or epiphany, came in to play. I said to myself, if I can’t relate to him, then he can’t possibly relate to me.

It would be as if we were two different species; I would be a crustacean and he would be a vertebrate.

The two of us would never be able to communicate.

Once I understood this, I knew what I had to do.

I took the letter that I had written and I trashed it. There was no way he was going to be able to understand my experience.

I mention this to underscore one of the fundamental problems that we have in our society today.

We have a group of leaders in Washington DC, New York, Boston, and Philadelphia who have a value system that is completely divergent from those of us who are regular people.

We regulars are completely incapable of understanding them, and likewise they are completely incapable of understanding us.

There is a fundamental gap in our understanding.

At this point in time, this gap is unbridgeable.

As long as that gap is unbridgeable, we will be unable to resolve serious problems within the United States to any fruitful degree.

We are stuck.

We are a vertebrate trying to communicate with an invertebrate.

Our leaders have grown too far and too distant from us. Or, we have grown too far and too distant from our leaders.

They prosecute a value system that we cannot comprehend or live within.

We will be in a world of pain until we can bridge this gap.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

Copyright 2020 Archer Crosley All Rights Reserved

Defunding the Thugs

We don’t need to defund the police, we need to defund the CIA.

The police are our friends; they protect us.

The CIA is our enemy; they do damage to us.

Nearly everyone of our problems internationally today can be traced back to the immorality and thuggery of the CIA.

The CIA is not compatible with a moral republic.

Indeed the CIA works against that moral republic.

The CIA does not work for you; it exists to make money for the wealthy thug elite.

The CIA moves into any country around the world that the wealthy thug elite desire to dominate, and then creates unrest, shenanigans, and naughtiness in that country so as to destabilize it.

The CIA did this in Central America, Vietnam, Iran, Indonesia to name but a few countries and regions.

Our immigration problem with Central America arose because the CIA helped destabilize governments who gave a damn about the people and their need to make a decent living.

Jacobo Arbenz tried to institute land reform in Guatemala in 1954. Our CIA and Guatemala’s wealthy landowners would have none of that. So they got rid of him.

In so doing, they perpetuated the misery in Guatemala and many other nations in Central America. CAFTA made matters worse.

The immigrants are coming here because life is intolerable in Central America. Pollution from US corporations is the norm.

But we get cheap bananas, so I suppose we should look at the bright side.

What more can be said about Vietnam than has already been stated? Fifty-eight thousand Americans dead, hundreds of thousands of American casualties, two to three million Vietnamese dead, millions of Cambodians dead from collateral shenanigans.

But, we get cheaper iPhones, so I guess we should look at the bright side, right?

Umm, not really. Those savings in labor costs are rarely transmitted to us.

Thanks Ike. Thanks Lyndon. Thanks Mr. Dulles.

Let’s see, how about Iran?

Our noble CIA destabilized the government of Iran in 1953. They put in the Shah so that we could control the oil and gas reserves in Iran which are quite substantial.

As a dictator, the Shah did what dictators do – he killed his enemies. This gave rise to the Ayatollah and the Iran that we see today.

But this was okay with our leaders, because it gave them a reason to jack up the military even more. And if it’s one thing our wealthy thug elite love it’s war. They make a fortune off war, especially a Cold War.

Cold Wars actually make the wealthy thug elite more money than a real war.

But, we give the citizens of Fort Worth an opportunity to make more helicopters, so I guess we should look on the bright side.

Thanks every President since Reagan.

Hmm, surely there must be a victory somewhere.

How about Indonesia?

Well, our elites really didn’t like that guy Sukarno who was the spiritual founder of the country. We thought he might be leaning too far to the left. Plus In order to export our wonderful democracy and constitution to the citizens of Indonesia, it would be necessary to take advantage of the minerals and cheap labor pool.

It took us a little while but in 1965 we managed to replace Sukarno with Suharto, after which Suharto conducted a reprisal against his communist enemies. With the help of our CIA, and it’s not disputed, Suharto killed one million Indonesians.

But we gave Freeport Sulphur a crack at cheap minerals, and we did get the cheap labor we needed to make our Nike shoes, so I guess we should look at the bright side.

This is only a small sampling of the damage that the Central Intelligence Agency has done to our nation.

We cannot escape their malfeasance. Everything that they do on our behalf will come back to us someday.

If you think this is all in the past, think again. Our CIA fomented the recent Civil War in Syria which led to 500,000 Syrians dead and millions living as refugees.

The sooner we recognize that the CIA is a bad actor and does not act in our best interest, the less damage we will do to ourselves in the future.

The CIA works against Christian principles. Christianity states that when you help others you help yourself

The sooner we defund the CIA, the better the citizens of the world will be, and the better off we will be.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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Unrigging the Vote

It’s obvious that the recent presidential election was rigged in favor of the Democrats just as the 2000 presidential election was rigged in favor of the Republicans.

I suppose that one could easily say that one rigged election is deserving of another, but then we’d be at a stalemate playing a winless game with no motivation in place to change the system.

As it stands now, it is Corporate America that chooses our presidents.

This is accomplished through corporate-owned main stream media which herds the mob into the cattle pens of superficial chanting.

Your thoughtful vote is thus stampeded out of existence by the fickle behavior of the mob that is controlled by morning talk show know it alls and infotainment boobs.

This is not a good thing because our country is then under the control of an unelected body, that being Corporate America.

Is this what we want?

I don’t think so.

Given that it would seem prudent to discuss precisely what kind of world we do want.

What kind of presidential election, if any, would work?

We are adults. We can do anything we want to do.

We can have any type of government we choose.

Where shall we begin?

The best place to begin is with the Founding Fathers and the mechanism they chose to elect our President of the United States.

The Founding Fathers were definitely opposed to pure democracy.

They feared the mob.

That is why they instituted the electoral college.

In a nutshell, the way it worked was that each state would have a certain defined number of electors who would elect the president.

The state electors would be selected or elected depending upon the state; each state would develop its own format for choosing electors.

The state electors would then get together and each cast two votes for the man they thought would best be president. One of those votes had to be cast for a citizen outside the state of that elector in order to prevent big states from dominating the candidate pool.

The man who got a majority of the votes was President and the runner-up was vice President.

There were other rules in effect for cases where no one got a majority.

This system proved to be ineffective and so the system was modified.

Without going into detail as to why it was modified, it should be obvious that if the electoral college was modified once, it can be modified again.

Circumstances change. The world changes.

Clearly the problem that we face today is increased corporate power. It is Corporate America that is deciding our presidents for us. If we are to survive as a nation, we must discover a way to limit this corporate power. We cannot have Corporate America deciding our presidents through mob rule.

What has happened in the electoral college over the past century is that states select their electors based upon election. But the election is based upon how the mob feels about a particular presidential candidate. Additionally, state electors are now committed on a winner take all basis.

So although the electoral college is electing the President, really the mob is electing the President. All that is required to control the mob is mass media and a willingness to rig the votes at the polls.

This is what we want to prevent.

First, we want to limit the effect of mass media upon the mob. Mass media is now controlled by a few institutions; these few institutions pose as multiple sources of information so as to create a consensus – which is illusory.

Second we want to prevent rigging of elections at the polls.

We also want to shield the election of the President from the immediacy of the moment. We don’t want Presidents chosen on whim and emotion.

For that reason, it is important that the electors be chosen well before the actual election.

It is also important that the electors represent the political bias of the citizenry.

Only an indirect election of the President can fulfill these requirements.

Clearly, the states’ interest must be influential in the selection of a President. So must the will of the people.

To accomplish this, a better approach might be to have the state legislators, who already represent the will of the people, select the electors who will be free to vote their conscience for the President and his running mate. They would not be obligated to vote for any particular person or party.

The number of electors that each state possesses is up to the state’s discretion. They may have 1 or 1,001. It doesn’t matter because the electoral votes allocated to each state will be fixed based upon population.

Each state’s electors would vote on Election Day. There would still be the traditional 50 individual winner take all races but with some critical differences.

First, the electors may vote their conscience. They may vote for Ish Kabibble.

Second, there is no direct popular vote for President. The people will have already voted indirectly in their local elections. This will energize people to pay attention to their local races.

Third, billions of dollars will be saved in trying to sway a clueless public.

Fourth, it will be near impossible to falsify votes as there will be only at most a few hundred electors in each state, and we will know who they are.

Fifth, no dead people will be voting, and no one will be voting twice.

Sixth, people who know the issues will be voting. As it stands now far too many voters can’t begin to comprehend the issues.

Those are some tremendous advantages, and they are pretty close to what the Founding Fathers envisioned.

Now, of course, we can do nothing. We can bury our heads in the sand and continue to believe that our elections are legitimate and that our votes count.

But that would not be the truth.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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The Noble Academic Will Kill Us

Americans shouldn’t have to pay the price because their leadership follows the poor advice of ivory tower academics.

Americans deserve the best advice possible.

Because Americans live in an imperfect world, they must necessarily receive advice from physicians who also live in that imperfect world.

The academics do not live in an imperfect world; they live in the cloistered ivory tower which shields itself from the imperfections of the real world.

With that stated, let us deconstruct the perceived wonderfulness of the academic.

To begin with, our noble academics did not come to earth from Krypton.

Our academics grew up here on earth and trained at the same medical schools as working physicians in private practice.

Their names are not Kal-el and Jor-el.

In many cases, our noble academics got their asses kicked academically by those physicians who chose to enter private practice.

The noble academic is in no selective possession of reasoning power or critical thinking.

The leader in government and otherwise uninformed novice may think so because the noble academic resides within the walled-off tomb of the Mecca, a complex of steel and glass edifices that reach to the heavens.

The Mecca is a glorious place.

Why God must reside there.

And the physicians who work there must be superior.

Alas, it is not so.

On the contrary, the academic’s thinking is hampered by three principal factors.

First is an arrogance that comes from universal love. The academic is regularly catered to by students and governmental leaders.

This arrogance begets careless thinking.

Second, those academics chose to seclude themselves from the real world. More than many did so in part or in full because they did not like or approve of the world’s messiness.

It is a real truth that some people cannot handle messiness; they need complete order in their lives.

It is fair to say that this is a trait of many academics.

These academics love the purity of numbers, the purity of statistics, the purity of algorithms, the purity of rules.

This is reflected in their research and approach to education.

Generally academics place a premium upon these ideal rules and algorithms and come to value these truths over the world’s messiness.

These academics err when they construct a rule or algorithm and then falsely believe that the rule or algorithm is truth.

They err further when they conduct policy based upon that rule or algorithm.

Third, the academic in our modern world is a government employee. Attendant with being a government employee is a sense of obedience to the hand that feeds you.

This compromises the academic. How many academics will risk going against government orthodoxy when it might jeopardize their career?

Not too many.

If you see many academics obeying the government line with regard to COVID-19, this should not surprise you.

If you see many academics singing the songs of the lockdown and the face mask, this should not surprise you.

The norm in academia is to go along.

To get along you go along.

That’s not the way academia should be; academia is supposed to be an environment where differing ideas can be exchanged freely without recrimination.

This is far from the truth.

One of the truths in academia these days is their definition of herd immunity.

It is orthodoxy actually.

Rabid orthodoxy.

Herd immunity has been defined by the academic as an endpoint in an epidemic, that point at which no infection can be transmitted by virtue of the citizens being immune.

This is a poor definition. It is an ideal definition. It is just the sort of definition that academics love.

This definition is not workable in the real world.

In the real world, right now on 11/12/2020, we are not seeking perfection in defeating the coronavirus. We will take any savings in lives that we can get.

This is what distinguishes the working physician who enters private practice from the physician who resides in academia.

Your physician who works in private practice understands that you have to take a half a loaf of bread in achieving victory.

Your noble academic does not understand that. For him there is total victory or nothing.

This is a non-workable solution to solving the COVID-19 catastrophe.

The rule or definition that the academics have set up for herd immunity is too pure, and too wrong.

A better definition is to define herd immunity as a gradual process that begins when the very first person recovers from COVID-19 and therefore becomes immune.

This would occur early on in the disease, about a week to ten days after the COVID-19 hits our shores.

Embracing this approach gives you hope and gives you a model for saving lives.

Embracing this approach leads the private physician and the leader, who has the courage to follow him, to say, OK, why don’t we try to increase the amount of herd immunity by 10% or 20% to see if we can save lives. How can we accomplish this?

Currently, your noble academic has led your leaders astray into a pit of despair. These purists are saying to the leaders and citizens at-large that herd immunity is impossible and that our only hope is a vaccine.

The working physician is asking why we don’t employ our immune systems to fight the disease while we are developing a vaccine.

The academic’s definition of herd immunity leads you to sequester inside your house until a vaccine is developed.

The working physician’s definition leads you to mingle and congregate as fast as you possibly can while a vaccine is being developed.

The distinction could not possess starker contrast.

Let’s be frank now. The academics and their sycophants have had their say. We have tried their approach. We have sequestered ourselves in our houses, and it has not worked.

It has not worked because their definition is in error.

It’s time to try a new approach.

Americans should not have to pay with their lives because of the noble thinking from academia.

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

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