Sunday, May 31, 2020

Inheritance "Equality" vs Eldest Son

As I watched Game of Thrones and been reading the Old Testament, I've been struck by the importance of passing on the inheritance to the eldest son.

There is a term for giving to the eldest son called "Primogeniture."

Forget "Democracy." Forget "fair." Forget all the ultra-rich who've "taken the ticket" and say they aren't leaving anything for their children. These are all post-enlightenment ideas. Like usury, Democracy, and Scientism, I have found pretty much all post-enlightenment ideas to be lies.

All of my investment decisions revolve around the inheritance I will give my children. And I have many and plan to have more.

Adam Smith explains Primogeniture's prevalence in Europe:
[W]hen land was considered as the means, not of subsistence merely, but of power and protection, it was thought better that it should descend undivided to one. In those disorderly times, every great landlord was a sort of petty prince. His tenants were his subjects. He was their judge, and in some respects their legislator in peace and their leader in war. He made war according to his own discretion, frequently against his neighbours, and sometimes against his sovereign. The security of a landed estate, therefore, the protection which its owner could afford to those who dwelt on it, depended upon its greatness. To divide it was to ruin it, and to expose every part of it to be oppressed and swallowed up by the incursions of its neighbours. The law of primogeniture, therefore, came to take place, not immediately indeed, but in process of time, in the succession of landed estates, for the same reason that it has generally taken place in that of monarchies, though not always at their first institution.
I like the Roman perspective:
Rather, Roman aristocracy was based on competition, and a Roman family could not maintain its position in the ordines merely through hereditary succession or having title to lands.[14] Although the eldest son typically carried his father's name in some form, he was expected to construct his own career based on competence as an administrator or general and on remaining in favor with the emperor and his council at court.
In terms of the belongings that I have not earned on my own, but have been entrusted to me by God. I am not beholden toward the Godless ideas of "equality" to determine how inheritance is passed on. Instead, I can decide primarily by whom will be the best steward of my resources to continue on the "family" legacy.

What that actually means in the face of my disownment of my Korean heritage and the impossibility of my inter-racial children from continuing my Korean side, I will need to direct my children toward some other direction.

Since America is not a real identity, I will most likely need to move to Europe one day in order to help my children adopt a European country's identity. I have to consider their abilities to find wives and the future of my grand children.

I am seeing a lot of advantages to Italy in the face of the incoming, worldwide financial collapse. Vox Day already moved there. My values tend to match up more with ancient Greco-Rome and Christianity, so it seems like a natural fit.

Fortunate for me, I've heard that learning Italian is much easier to learn when you know Spanish.

Rooftop Koreans & the Civic Nationalist Lie



Early in my Libertarian leaning days, the meme of Rooftop Koreans was quite popular. At first, because my parents identify as Korean, I racially identified with the picture. I have grown to resent it, because it is used by Libertarians to somehow prove "they aren't racist."

On the surface, it seems like great support for the 2nd Amendment, which is usually what it is used for. If you showed the same picture with a bunch of white guys, it would not have the same effect. It would be just like any other, "red neck militia." If you have a bunch of black or hispanic people with guns, you would think it's something gang related. This picture is 28 years old. Why have no other photos emerged of Korean-Americans with guns?

There have been numerous riots in the last 28 years where Korean businesses have been targeted. The only "militia" with guns I've seen have had a conspicuous lack of Korean business owners like in the 1992 riots.

It is the exception that proves the rule: Korean-Americans are anti 2nd-Amendment.

The uniqueness of the image is that it gives the perception that Koreans have an intrinsic love for the 2nd Amendment and guns just like white people. Of course, this is a complete lie.

I don't know of any prominent YouTube, gun channels made by Koreans. Gun laws in Korea are horrendously restrictive. Korean-American communities are heavily focused around cities. The ones who become "Americanized" is the Obama, Global Elite, University version.

Koreans vote 2 to 1 Democrat:
The survey reported that 62% of Korean-Americans viewed the Republican Party unfavorably compared to only 24% of Korean-Americans who viewed the Democratic Party unfavorably. Korean-Americans also viewed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump very unfavorably, with 80% of Korean-Americans holding adverse views of the presumed Republican nominee. Conversely, Korean-Americans view the two remaining Democratic candidates less harshly with only 37% of Korean-Americans viewing Hillary Clinton unfavorably and 28% for Bernie Sanders. Korean-American voters also identify with the Democratic Party over the Republican Party by more than two-to-one.
The Koreans should had never been let into the country in the first place.

Also, the riots only demonstrated that racial groups will coalesce into their respective armed groups in times of conflict. Notice, that you don't see "Asian-American" militias.

This is another insulting artificial construct created by politics. There is no "pan-Asia." This is laughable if you have even a small understanding of Asian History (see Japanese treatment of other Asian countries & the current India-China conflict).

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Laws Mean Nothing In Face of Fear

It's one thing to cognitively be aware that the Constitution will not protect you, but something completely different to actually experience it.

If the people don't care, the politicians will just do whatever it is that they want.

2nd Amendment?

For example, in Puerto Rico. Just require firearms licenses. And then don't issue them because your offices are closed. And then also mandate that the gun stores be closed for "public safety." Ammo sales can only be made in the gun stores.

What 2nd Amendment? What are you going to do about it?

Nothing.

Or, if you have a child custody case going on, and a "temporary" custody arrangement has turned into something that will last probably two years or more to resolve because the courts are closed.

Or, if you have a criminal case pending, but everything is delayed because the courts were closed. When will you get your trial to determine if you are going to jail for a long time or not? Whenever the slow court systems catches up.

Agreements on pieces of paper mean nothing. What matters more are the people who sign the document.

I have a $177,000 + interest judgment on Chris Myong. When do you think I'll be collecting if he doesn't have any money to collect on?

There are no real First Amendment protections for censorship. Who's going to spend the money and sue against every Government agency that censors people off their Facebook page?

There is no justice. There is no law. It is only what those in power exercise on those without power.

It's been lawless in the United States for a long time. I've just realized it more. It's going to be worse in the United States because of the ethnic-enclaves which will war against each other.

There is no nation in the United States. Nations within nations.

Civic Nationalism is as powerful in uniting the warring tribes, as the Constitution is to the politicians.

How great is your love for the Constitution that unites us as a nation?

Coronavirus revealed just how much love people have for the supposed paper that unites us all.

I think Vox Day had the right idea about moving to Italy.

Well That's a First

I've been rolling BJJ since about October 2017, which is fairly new in my overall lifespan. Prior to that, I would be pretty nuclear on taking down various people online for their comments.

This all got checked when the person I was talking to is the wife of one of the guys I regular roll with. Her husband is a beast. He destroys me when he's being easy with me, and I know I will be seeing him on the mat again. He might be a little more firm the next time we roll if I went too hard on his wife. So big nope, and tapped out with the wife.

Then, I discovered that another person I was mocking also rolls, and he's a big dude.

By the time it was revealed he rolled, the other issues were resolved in other posts. Usually, my main contention are things left in the dark. With secrets and lies. Once everything is out in the open, I don't really care, and people can just make up their own decisions.

So, the fact that he had rolled at some point was enough for me to stop caring.

There's something spiritual to the bond of BJJ that I haven't experienced in any other sports. Even Christianity. Maybe it's because it's easy to just talk-the-talk, but when you train in BJJ, you are really putting yourself out there. You simply can't bull-shit in BJJ.

You're going to get wrecked, and it feels great.

Friday, May 22, 2020

"Taking the Ticket," Reggaeton, and Bad Bunny

In Darkstream 614, Vox Day discusses how Joe Rogan took the ticket in his deal with Spotify to place his podcast for $100 million.

One of the characteristics of taking the ticket is inexplicable, rapid worldwide fame that would not otherwise be attainable independently in a short time period.

I've lived in Puerto Rico in 2016, and suddenly "Bad Bunny" started exploding everywhere. He's not incredibly good looking or talented. When I subsequently flew to Dominican Republic and Colombia, I was quite annoyed to hear the typical Reggaeton beat in restaurants. 

I had to walk out of a restaurant because I was sick of hearing the same, Reggaeton beat.

This was some years after the song "Despacito."


And then you have Justin Bieber do a remix with that song. Justin Bieber is also another example of someone who took the ticket.

As can be clearly seen by numerous other more talented and better looking people on the Internet, it clearly wasn't their talent and looks that got them to their level of success. They were forced upon the masses from those who control the mass media.

This should be no surprise as, if you've been paying attention to news, you'll see common "narratives" appear out of nowhere. 


The coronavirus is the same thing.

Movies, Music, News. 

Controlled media filled with actors who've taken the ticket.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Coronavirus Deaths Have Nearly Ceased in Puerto Rico

I've been tracking "presumed" COVID deaths (red) and deaths with confirmed COVID antibody test (blue). This is a graph I have never seen on any of the major newspaper sites (or anywhere for that matter).


The confirmed COVID deaths basically disappeared beginning April 29. That was more than two weeks ago. Puerto Rico typically has a high number of respiratory deaths so I pretty much ignore these Coronavirus diagnosis based on symptoms (https://blog.jeffersonkim.com/2020/04/coronavirus-vs-normal-respiratory.html).

The strange thing is why a newspaper would not put that on their front page. That seems like great news. I have yet to hear anything about this.
Coronavirus Deaths Have Nearly Ceased on the Island

AVERAGE AGE OF DEATH

The other thing not talked about is the average age of death compared to the average life expectancy in Puerto Rico (which is 79.63 years). The average age of death of presumed Coronavirus deaths without a positive antibody test is 74.93 years. This would be an interesting number to compare with the average age of death for those who die from respiratory illnesses in general on the island in the past.

The average age of death for confirmed antibody tests is 69.36 years. Since April, it has been 75.67 years averaged between five deaths.


SMALL BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

I've been watching El Nuevo Dia daily to see what the major news has been. Unlike states like Texas, Florida, and Georgia, I have never seen cover stories on protests from a "small business community" except from yesterday.


This was a coalition of 175 Private Companies and Third Sector Organizations called "Puerto Rico Touches Us All." Based on the name, they did not exist prior to the crisis. Where are the organizations that continually represent small business communities? Looking at the demographic data and GDP, those pre-existing organizations stay generally silent because they know popular opinion is against them.

Are there any other States in the United States that has as weak of a small business organization as Puerto Rico?


FREE MONEY

Instead, what I've been seeing in the newspapers is money being distributed to the electorate. They are still talking about the missing "tests" as though it even matters at this point when deaths are essentially non-existent. The quarantine is used as an excuse to distribute more money. 

The numbers certainly don't reflect justification for the continued strict quarantine.

Ignorance can't be used as an excuse as the data is so obvious. 

So we have to look at other, more obvious explanations. An election is coming very soon.

Can we necessarily criticize the Governor for using this crisis to benefit the majority of the electorate? This is Democracy, after all.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Getting Married During Quarantine in Puerto Rico & Florida



Yesterday, I was officially married.

We had to fly to Orlando, Florida (from Puerto Rico) in order to get a marriage certificate because the Demographic Office (a subsection of the Health Department) has no way of accepting notarized marriage documents.

So you can get married, legally speaking, in Puerto Rico, but you can't get an official marriage certificate. You can get the marriage certificate eventually when the Demographic Offices are open, and they would recognize your official "marriage" date.

When is the Department of Health in Puerto Rico planning on reopening the Demographic Office to issue new marriage certificates to new marriages?

Who the hell knows?

So instead of deciding to wait for who knows how long, we decided to fly to Orlando where the process is well communicated and described on the official Orange County, Florida website. They don't answer phone calls, but they were responsive to emails.

Here's a video describing more details.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Center Pivot Irrigation Farms & Machinery Prevalence Outside of United States

UPDATE: I was just ignorant. They are somewhat prevalent in other parts of the world as can be seen here: https://www.reddit.com/r/farming/comments/gdmgsm/center_pivot_irrigation_adoption_outside_of_the/


Using Google Maps, it's easy to see a significant volume of farms in the United States to be irrigated using Center Pivot Irrigation technology. They look something like this:



Originally, I thought that in a post-financial collapse United States (or remnants) would see these circular farms to be the most efficient means to produce food.

As I've been understanding the artificial inflation of unskilled labor costs in the United States due to credit and other means that don't exist in other countries, I began noticing that many other countries known to have cheap labor do not have these center pivot irrigation systems.

In fact, there are manufacturing facilities of this equipment in China. Why doesn't China use this equipment? Why doesn't France? Germany? India? Latin America?

I found only a couple in Puerto Rico.



Basically, the only other country I could see prevalence of these systems was Saudi Arabia.

Since this technology has existed since 1950s and is being manufactured in China, I can only assume that this system must be expensive and not be as amazingly efficient as it seems compared to other irrigation methods when compared to the capital cost.

Perhaps the ROI doesn't make sense unless you have a robust credit system and government subsidies.

What would happen if you remove the government subsidies and artificial credit to make the capital investments into oversized tractors & irrigation equipment?

If the large capital investments made by farmers in the United States today were so amazingly productive, what's to stop a foreign investor to ship this same capital equipment to developing countries and destroying the agriculture competition that is simply relying primarily on manual labor?

China tends to steal the best innovations from the United States. They produce the machinery and yet they do not utilize it.

With the combination of very cheap labor on the levels of developing worlds, I think you would see farming in the remnants of the United States to reflect what it looks like in the rest of the world.

If planning for the aftermath, I would want a farm that is setup to work well in an environment of predominantly manual labor and equipment that you would see at farm in India or China that essentially has zero debt. Though, I can't be entirely certain either as it seems as though every country has some kind of subsidy to their farmers.

The entire Dust Bowl region is out of the picture as well. Irrigation near a major river will be easiest, and of course, it will mean the farm is close to hydroelectric power.

Sunday, May 3, 2020

A Daily Wage of 1/10 Troy Ounce of Silver (or 1 Denarius)

According to Biblical references and Greek & Roman records, one day's wage for unskilled labor was 1 Denarius or 1/10 Troy ounce of silver.

Many silver stackers in the United States would say, therefore, that silver will be going up a lot in price in order to be equivalent to the current minimum wage. The math is $7.25/hour (Federal Minimum Wage) X 8 hours = $58/day. Multiply the $58/day by 10 days and you get $580 for a 1 ounce silver coin.

What they are not considering is the fact that wages in the United States are most likely artificially inflated. It's not that silver is necessarily under-priced, but that labor is over-priced.

It looks like to purchase 1/10 oz of Silver round right now is around $4.01. This could just be because it is extremely rare. A 1 oz round is around $24. Divided by 10 is $2.40. Let's say there is some extra premium to form each coin, so $3.00 during non emergency times.

This means that an annual wage is around $936 (52 weeks X 6 Days), if taken at a denarius per day.

A quick glance at the world's minimum wages demonstrates numerous "cheap labor" countries are below this threshold: https://infogalactic.com/info/List_of_minimum_wages_by_country#cite_note-6

Countries such as Cuba, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, India, Haiti, Dominican Republic, etc.

The list of countries shrinks greatly when you look at it based off of Purchase Power Parity:

Yemen, Uganda, Cuba, Venezuela, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Tanzania, etc.

Compared to the technological levels of Ancient Rome, you could make the argument that the production power of unskilled labor for a day could be 1/10 oz of silver. With today's technology, perhaps one day's unskilled labor is more productive which allows for unskilled laborers, even in the most impoverished nations, to produce more than their Ancient Roman counterparts.

Of course, there is also the supply/demand curve.

In the case of the United States, the money is essentially made up of debt. The prices for everything is distorted to be much more expensive than it should be if debt was removed from the equation. This same principle applies to all other "developed" nations which monetary systems are based on debt. As debt gets wound down (thus the monetary supply diminishes), we should be seeing lowered pricing (ie. deflation). Vox Day goes into more details on this debate on his blog.

What inflationistas don't seem to ever talk about is the total monetary debt in the entire system (including household and corporate) in relation to Government debt. They just look at Government debt in relation to itself in previous years (or GDP), rather than looking at the whole. Inflationistas will throw out big numbers and graphs that increase greatly without any context. In short, the Federal Reserve is unlikely to print enough money to counteract the decreasing debt taken on by the rest of the economy. Here's the key question: What is the total debt of the entire US economy?

After a collapse of the world financial system based on debt, I would predict that the artificially inflated pricing of goods and labors (thanks to debt) will shrink to levels that you've seen more historically and in countries that are closer to collapse already (AKA do not have access to worldwide credit markets).

Without debt-inflated pricing, and elimination of all labor laws, I would not be surprised to see a return to a day's wage back to 1 deanrius in the remnants of North America for unskilled labor.

To quantify this exactly, I could try and chart the price of silver with this dataset https://www.measuringworth.com/datasets/uswage/# for United States Unskilled Labor records. But I think the general principle has been made.