• The Dollar

    The Dollar. The Almighty Dollar. The Dollar Bill. A "Federal Reserve Note." I debated with myself on what to title this rant. I considered calling it “Brian Brown on the Economy” or “Brian Brown on the Federal Reserve Bank,” but while it about all of these issues, I felt that the subject of the economy was too broad and the Federal Reserve Bank was, actually, too narrow. Here’s what I mean: The economy, any economy, whether it is the planetary economy, a government’s economy, or your own, personal economy is dependent on more that just the mere currency used in financial transactions. I did not want to rant merely about…

  • Why the U.S. Government wants You DEAD!

    This is a very sad and disheartening rant for me to write. I never thought that I would see the day when the United States Government would want to see me dead. I grew up, like most Baby Boomers, watching Leave it to Beaver and other early sitcoms on television and believing that America was a utopia and that everyone had the opportunity to better themselves.  In the innocence of my youth, I was unable to see that this meant only Americans of European ancestry. I was, like everybody else in the country, young and old alike, “spoon-fed” news by the likes of Walter Cronkite on CBS, Chet Huntley and…

  • Judicial Supremacy… Is it Really Judicial Hegemony or Just Judicial Tyranny?

    JUDICIAL SUPREMACY… IS IT REALLY JUDICIAL HEGEMONY OR JUST JUDICIAL TYRANNY?

    su·prem·a·cy [suh-prem-uh-see, alternate soo-premm-ah-see] –noun 1. The state of being supreme. 2. Supreme authority or power. he·gem·o·ny [hi-jem-uh-nee, alternate hej-uh-moh-nee] –noun 1. Leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation. 2. Leadership; predominance. 3. Aggression or expansionism by large nations in an effort to achieve world domination (especially among smaller nations). tyr·an·ny [tir-uh-nee] –noun 1. Arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority 2. The government or rule of a tyrant or absolute leader. 3. A state ruled by a tyrant or absolute leader. 4. Oppressive or unjustly severe government on the part of any leader. 5. Undue severity or harshness. 6.…

  • “Crony Capitalism”

    “CRONY CAPITALISM”

    cap-i-tal kæp-i-tl  [kap-i-tl] –adjective pertaining to financial capital: capital stock. principal; highly important: This guide offers suggestions of capital interest to travelers. chief, especially as being the official seat of government of a country, state, etc.: the capital city of France. Origin: 1175–1225; Middle English;  (adj.) (Anglo-French ).  Latin capitlis of the head ( capit-,  stem of caput  head, + -lis -al); (noun).  Medieval Latin capitle wealth, noun use of neuter of capitlis (adj.) —Synonyms 1.  principal, investment, assets, stock. 2.  prime, primary, first. The adjectives capital, chief, major, principal  apply to a main or leading representative of a kind. Capital  may mean larger or more prominent; it may also…

  • Our Abusive Police

      I recently watched the June 6, 2011 videos of police tackling citizens who were dancing in the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C., so I was moved to comment on how abusive that Law Enforcement has come over the past several decades.  In case you haven’t seen it, here it is: Click to Watch the Capital Park Police Abuse Dancers Click to Watch the Capital Park Police Bully Dancers I must preface this rant by saying that the main protagonist of this incident is someone who calls himself Adam Kokesh and has a program on the television network Russia Today entitled Adam vs. The Man, accompanied by the organization known…

  • How the Government Controls YOU!

    HOW THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS YOU!

    “Divide and Rule” and “Divide and Conquer” Almost since its inception the United States Federal Government has sought to control us by the the old tried and true method of “Divide and Rule,” oftentimes referred to as “Divide and Conquer,” from the Latin divide et impera. For the purposes of this rant, I will simply refer to it as “Divide and Conquer.” Earliest Uses of Divide and Conquer Among the first uses were recorded by historian Flavius Josephus in 169-170 A.D. when he reported on the parting of the Jewish nation into five conventions by Gabinius.  It was also utilized by French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and Roman Emperor Julius Caesar.…

  • Blood and Gore and Enron… Oh my!

    BLOOD AND GORE AND ENRON… OH MY!

    Al Gore, who hilariously once claimed to have invented the Internet, now denies— in the face of powerful evidence to the contrary— that he is in a position to make an immense fortune from global warming mitigation efforts. Ian Wilhelm, a Chronicle of Philanthropy reporter, asked the private equity firm Generation Investment Management, LLP (GIM) to respond to accusations that Al Gore, David Blood, et al., were profiting from the trading of carbon credits. Goreb’s non-profit Alliance for Climate Protection plans to spend $300 million on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing the American public that they urgently need to embrace (economy-crippling) controls on carbon emissions and press politicians to…