Today, on the first day of summer, I am announcing my candidacy for president. There are many things that I would like to do, but most all of them can be reduced to one overarching theme: bringing the virtue of Justice back to governance.
The picture to the left is outdated, and the number of unemployed is closer to 40 million — and we have only begun to see the corporations attempting to take advantage of the desperation of the unemployed: you will soon see jobs that used to be $50k/yr offered at $30k/yr, the really nice $90k/yr jobs will be $52k/yr… even now, we’re seeing calls for “relaxing” (i.e. dropping) restrictions on foreign labor. (See: Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2A Nonimmigrants Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency, All Employment Growth Since 2000 Went to Immigrants, & Cheap Labor Lobbyists: 40 Million in U.S. Out of Work Proof of ‘Worker Shortage’)
So, like the Boomers that they are, instead of making things more difficult for corporations using foreign labor and easier for employing citizens, they obviously push for foreign labor in their ridiculously myopic push for short-term gains. It’s almost like they’ve been bought by foreign interests, either directly or through the large corporations themselves… but that’s getting dangerously close to accusing them of Treason, isn’t it?
Then again, that would explain a lot of the government’s inaction regarding things like Google’s abuse of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, or the heavy usage of H1B by Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft… even when such actions should net them a nice RICO investigation.
I remember the government saying, for decades, that (a) the illegal alien population was 11 Million; and (b) that the yearly number of new illegal immigrants was about 1 Million — so, using the Dark Arts of Arithmetic we can see that 11 Million + 20 Million is 31 Million… so if we got rid of all the illegal aliens, we would clear up a huge portion of jobs for our unemployed citizens. — Now, I could be misremembering, as this 2018 study [PDF] puts the number at 22 Million, but either way that’s a lot of people that we could just deport and open up that many more jobs.
John Adams proclaimed a day of “Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Prayer” in 1798, and given the obvious hard times we have coming — everything from widespread corruption, to foreign-bought politicians, from 30 million unemployed to the obvious favor shown to illegal-aliens — it is obvious that we need help. And only Divine help will do.
So, here is my prayer, short and simple:
Father God, please care for us, provide our food and clothes; assist us in putting into positions of authority those who will do Justly, who love mercy, and who walk humbly with you — not because of who we are, but because of who You are, and who you’ve shown yourself to be by the work accomplished on the Cross — Amen.
Over the past several weeks, we have seen the economic shutdown of much of the United States due to the Covid–19 virus and associated panics, from things like the ridiculous toilet-paper shortages to the initial 6 million initial unemployment claims that have risen to more than 20 million now.
All of that does raise concern, given that the 22 million is in excess of 12% of the working population of the US, and would lead one to think that massive stock drop-offs would follow… instead they have risen. Why?
The reason is simple: greed and corruption.
The initial round of firings mean that companies are no longer paying their pay and other payroll-related expenses, furthermore the government’s stimulus means that instead of making money off of some product or service they’re making money of merely existing. Moreover, as we see more and more of the results of the expedited CARES Act being revealed it becomes more and more apparent that instead of these monies going to actual small businesses, the funds are being directed by the banks to larger businesses that are heavily indebted to the banks themselves — in other words, the banks are bailing out the people who owe them money so that they can get that selfsame money instead of those companies having to go through bankruptcy.
What does this mean for you? I’m not an economist, nor am I particularly experienced in the wide world of business… but I can tell you that this seems to me like it will be, in reality, the reduction of a vast majority of people to a meager existence, depleting savings and undercutting wages while those who are connected reap the profits. I anticipate ever more manipulation of things like stock values as they become more and more divorced from reality. And, atop all of this, I anticipate more pushes for H1B (and similar) labor despite the existence of more than 12% of the labor-force being unemployed means that ‘STEM shortage’ claims are beyond ridiculous.
Keep you money, I want your vote.
I’m not accepting monetary donations because I’d rather have your vote. I’d rather you told four or five friends about my run.
Edward Fish For Senate
I have recently decided to run for one of New Mexico’s seats in the US Congress.
Why should I be interested in supporting you?
My platform is very simple, consisting of only two or three* points:
Constitutionalism: The Constitution for the United States should be treated as the supreme law of the land.
Justice: Having a Just government is imperative not only to the peace and stability of the country, but to the legitimacy of the government itself.
Anti-Corruption: It seems to me that a great many of our laws are optimized to foster and facilitate corruption (especially tax- and campaign-laws).
For these reasons my goals in the District of Columbia are to repeal and simplify many of the current Federal laws; to reign in abusive and out-of-control agencies like the NSA and their blatantly unconstitutional domestic espionage program; and to propose these constitutional amendments.**
Are you a Democrat or a Republican?
Both the Republican- and the Democrat-Party are all-talk and no action.
The Republican party bills itself as for government accountability and fiscal responsibility… yet what did they do in response to the NSA’s espionage program? Nothing. And when the Debt ceiling was reached, did they as-a-party push for expenditures to be cut rather than the debt ceiling to be increased? Nope.
Likewise the Democrat party bills itself as for the working-man… but did the Democrat party push against the H1B visa fraud scams that are so prevalent in the technology industry? Nope. And let’s not forget the collusion and conspiracy the party did to promote Hillary Clinton above Bernie Sanders.
So, which party are you running under?
I’ll run under whichever party will take me. — Given my platform I don’t imagine I’ll “make friends” in the Senate, precisely because a lot of people, even in the Senate, are benefiting from the current culture of corruption.
* — Justice and Anti-corruption could be considered the same thing.
** — Tax reform, balanced budget, term-limits, etc.
A poem about a noble, yet inanimate lamp-post, who is instrumental in wresting freedom from the hands of tyrants:
(Extensively sourced because our education system is so poor that someone’ll be sure to say that this is a threat w/o realizing the historical [and current] references.)
Here’s a write-up detailing how the federal government is itself guilty of violating RICO laws:
RICO and the United States [PDF]
It is both my pleasure and extreme displeasure to have the first post of this blog be about treason as perpetrated by the Senate; it is pleasurable because it is a deeply interesting subject, displeasure because it illustrates & proves just how little our Senators care about our country and, by extension, us.
So, without further ado, I present to you a case of treason: