Monthly Archives: October 2012

Call for a new pledge of allegiance. #177 –Robert M. Shelby, 10-13-12. [547 txt wds]

The United States is long overdue for its people to step up to a higher plateau of authenticity by abandoning the merely symbolic gesture of saluting the flag. The old pledge is shopworn and unreal. It stuck people with a public ritual empty of substance, beyond traditional sentiment and showy emotion. Saluting the flag on […]

Governing by insecurity. #176         –Robert M. Shelby, 10-6-12.  [593 txt wds]

Money in our generation is a lie. The bigger the money, the bigger the lie. Fiat money is virtually printed by the Federal Reserve without deposits behind it through artificially swelling bank credit. Market values in a fiat money backed economy are the equivalent of hearsay in a courtroom. Shoppers see a dollar amount on […]

Potemkin Village builders. #175 –Robert M. Shelby, 10-1-12.  [403 txt wds]

We hear and read a lot of whimper and whine from Republicans about media bias favoring Obama and the Democrats. I don’t find much good analysis of the subject, so here is mine. We can well expect divided orientation (1) among media organizations and (2) between organization’s management and working personnel. Everyone knows certain entertainment […]

America’s politico-economic cure? #174 –Robert M. Shelby, 9-27-12. [525 txt wds]

      [If we can’t bear the cure, there’s no hope for American democracy.] Cure would be laughably easy were it not for the insane resistance the few needed measures would meet from greedy capitalists dependent on government handout, especially those who rely on no-bid contracts and virtual monopoly of a service or supply. […]