Martyr’s Prayer

I do not work hard to earn credit. I work hard because that is how I glorify you. Even though I endure some challenges, I am no more special or no more deserving of your praise than anyone else. I just am, and I do the best I can to live a good life.

I will try hard avoid to avoid resentment and the temptation to expect others to make up for what may otherwise be lacking in my life. I will find joy in simple pleasures, and know that better days are coming.

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Are lions more valuable than fetuses?

I am glad people are catching up to my thesis about animal obsession.

Animal worshipers are outraged when an animal is mistreated but apparently have no concern about unborn life. So, let me ask. Which is more valuable as a spiritual being? An unborn fetus or a full grown lion?

I wrote this in Discovering Possibility:

“There is another troubling trend in America about which I can only offer anecdotal support that I believe points to the deterioration of our culture. It seems that Americans are becoming increasingly obsessed with animals and pets. Across the political and sociological continuum, it seems that many folks are creating an equivalency between animals and humans, almost to the point of animal worship. This concerns me and may point to the extreme fragmentation of society such that people are craving unconditional and nonjudgmental bonds, like that which can be received from a pet. It points to loneliness too, where people may be seeking out pets for social contact because they are not talking to their neighbors. A more troubling explanation for the animal obsession may be the devaluation of our own species, such that people believe there is no moral or spiritual difference between humans and other animals. To this writer, this phenomenon speaks to societal devolution.”

Cecil is just a lion. He has no soul.

Weak-thinking liberals love the ad hominem attack

Some of the smartest people in the United States must have failed a course in moral reasoning.

I will be teaching a course in critical thinking to college freshmen this fall, so I did a little research.

Definition:
ad hominem: (of an argument or reaction) directed against a person rather than the position they are maintaining.

If I oppose gay marriage because I believe it is a slippery slope to social chaos it does not mean I am afraid of gay people.

If I oppose illegal immigration and a chaotic US resettlement policy because I am concerned about the negative impacts of misguided multiculturalism it does not mean I hate immigrants.

If I value Euro-centric traditions and philosophies such as those emanating from the Age of Reason it does not mean I am ethnocentric.

If I believe there are positive and negative race-associated cultural patterns it does not make me racist.

If I believe men and women are different it does not make me sexist.

If I love my country it does not make me an imperialist.

If I speak honestly about any subject it does not make me mean.

We get this when Democrats do it. Some of them are opportunistic sociopaths. They know this tactic works. Some of them are suffering from the delusional thinking that comes from post-traumatic stress disorder, and they really believe this stuff. For others, this repetition is an illogical artifact of their public school educations.

But when Republicans engage in the ad hominem logical fallacy we have to wonder. Are they embarrassed to be associated with “creepy” conservatives? Are they closet liberals? Do they want to be accepted at cocktail parties? Are they afraid of the Shadow within?

Clear thinkers focus on facts and issues. The speak truthfully and assertively. They attack the argument, not the arguer.

Many liberals must have failed a course in moral reasoning. Some Republicans too.

Mad Max is NOT inevitable if YOU get involved

This latest mentally ill avenger who killed several people and wounded others at a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, apparently made a statement on social media that he believed the United States would be “Mad Max” in less than five years, a reference to the futuristic, anarchistic cult picture from 1979. While this gentleman may have been afflicted with a mental disorder, his dystopian viewpoint is shared by millions of Americans from across the sociopolitical spectrum.

I am not going to chronicle all of the economic, social, international, and political factors that may be coming together to lead many of us to believe the United States is coming apart. Indeed, those stories are all over the internet, and they are coming from reputable sources.

I believe this gentleman may have been correct, and I have believed this for many years. Our country, and indeed the world, is in serious trouble, as I chronicled on my July 25, 2014 show. I wrote this on Facebook several weeks ago.

This is anomie folks. Those of you that believe this is just a slump have your heads up your asses. The fall is upon us and the revolution is on. We are in an institutional, economic, cultural, moral, political, and spiritual crisis. The one bright spot: Small business is gaining more confidence. Common Sense Conservatives in small business will pull us out of this mess. They are the future. Everything else is dying.

Ron Paul has been telling Americans for years that they should prepare for an economic collapse. I know many anarchists that have already accepted the inevitability of the dissolution of the United States. Leftist “so-called” anarchists (really Marxist revolutionaries) have been fomenting violence in the hope that it could lead to revolution. The Wall Street Journal and other reputable sources have editorialized about the impending demise of the nation’s economy because of the Federal Reserve enabling the explosive national debt. The sources are endless.
Why is Donald Trump getting so much traction in the presidential race? Because conservatives realize we are in desperate shape and we need bold, assertive action to turn things around. They are even risking the upcoming election to push their preferred party to offer a bold platform for immediate change.
So what do we do? GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND AND GET IN THE GAME.

I have spent several years developing productive outlets for patriotic Americans that see Mad Max on the horizon and want to do something about it. That’s my message and it always has been. The country is deteriorating and we need to change course. These are the things YOU need to do about it. There is NO choice. You cannot hide because you and your family will be affected. I have done each of these things below and I encourage you to do the same. Do not allow your frustration to make you feel powerless. Do not succumb to the despair. Be an empowered American and use the civil society and the Democratic process to change the country for the better.

  • Strengthen your soul by grounding yourself in nature.
  • Get involved as an activist in person and on social media.
  • Start a blog.
  • Write a book.
  • Wake up your friends and family. They will hate you but you can’t let that dissuade you.
  • Motivate and support other activists.
  • Risk relationships.
  • Have courage.
  • Get involved in local, state, and national elections.
  • Take leadership roles in community organizations.
  • Become a conscientious objector.
  • Inspire through teaching.
  • Mentor young people.
  • Run for office.
  • Form community-building coalitions.
  • Start enlightened professional associations.

Act like an eagle:

Don’t try to fit in. Be an eagle. Act with authenticity, consistency, and integrity and watch what happens.

Most Americans are frustrated and angry. Many of us are dealing with the frustration by checking out. I am asking you to do something different. Get involved as a change agent. Do something productive. That’s my message. It is what I do. You should do it to. Mad Max does not have to occur if YOU get in the game to turn things around.

Tired eagles fly even when it might be easier to nest

Dear Readers: I have been through an awful lot of personal and professional challenges during these past several years. Some of the challenges have been public and some of them are private. During difficult times one can either retreat to safety and mediocrity or one can tap his resilience and move forward. If you are also in existential despair I hope you might think about joining me as we fight our way forward to create a better civilization for future generations. The world needs you.

I wanted to share my process with you as I continue my professional journey and embark on some exciting new directions. I complete my summer assignment in Yellowstone National Park on August 1. This has turned out to be far more hard work than sabbatical but it was amazing to be in Yellowstone for three months of my life. I am refreshed and ready.

I said goodbye to the craft beer world and turned our successful business over to my son, Brian. Craft Beer Cellar Nashua is thriving under his leadership. I am grateful that my 4th business start-up is a success.

I secured a place to live until the end of the year with some entrepreneurial guys in downtown Bozeman, Montana. If all goes well, a permanent relocation may be in the offing for 2016.

• I will be teaching non-traditional students in the University Studies Program at Montana State University. The seminar helps freshmen get connected at the University while learning critical thinking skills. The program administrators apparently value diversity because they hired me!
• The department directors have also asked me to serve as a student adviser.
• I am opening my Possibilities Coaching practice in downtown Bozeman. I’ll be amplifying my Deistic emphasis as this is a mountainous, spiritual place with a lot of creative sojourners, and also adding a unique coaching while hiking service. I will also specialize in coaching entrepreneurs and mentoring young men. I updated my website to include the changes.
• I established Bozeman Common Sense Community Builders and it already has 15 members. I will continue to offer common sense community building for groups around the country.
• I established, a national organization, Coaches and Therapists for Common Sense, as the first of its kind non-sectarian, professional guild for common sense conservative helping professionals. We are planning a 2016 conference that will highlight revolutionary thought leaders from the helping professions. We are an alternative for disillusioned helping professionals.
• I am seeking funding for the previous two culture change initiatives.
• I am continuing to write my blog, Kevin’s Korner, and to engage in conservative activism on social media.
• If I can find a forum in Montana I will continue my television show, Discovering Possibilities.
• I am working on my next book, Discovering Possibility: The Revolution for Virtue and Common Sense. In this volume I am utilizing the pamphleteer approach of Thomas Paine as I build on my previous work, Discovering Possibility: The Common Sense Conservative Manifesto (For Classical Liberals Too).

A new professional phase begins on August 2, 2015.

Thank you for sharing my process with me. I have a life to live and a brand to build. Carpe Diem!

We cannot therapize our way to world peace

The battle with Islam is not primarily about radicalization or individual psychology. Individually-oriented and usually well-intentioned TV psychologists and academic egg heads need to stop talking because they are distracting us from doing what is necessary to defend our civilization from dangerous ideologies. Of course individual psychology and family dynamics are factors, in every decision individual humans make. But as with the battle between capitalism and communism, this is a battle between ideologies that cannot coexist. “Radicals” are jumping on ideological trains that take them to projection and violence. This is a sociological, not a psychological problem

We will never be able to address every messed up psychological condition for every person to create a non-violent world. We cannot psychologize our way to world peace. We have been trying that for 60 years and we have failed. Indeed we have made the world worse. As with communism and fascism we must be culture change warriors.

We must use our systems knowledge to battle destructive ideologies.

This gentleman gets it. We need to listen to him and others like him.

We are forming a new group of helping professionals that intends to shift the focus from psychology to sociology and systems thinking from within our own ranks. We call it Coaches and Therapists for Common Sense.

Please consider joining us.

Anarchists, Progressives, and RINO’s pose different threats to the American Community

Three powerful political forces, Anarchists, Progressives, and RINO’s are assaulting the American Community in different ways.

Anarchists want no government at all – thus a utopian amalgam of cooperative tribes somehow voluntarily sharing the same limited resources. They block anything that has government in it – like municipal parks, sidewalks, and police forces. Thank God they will have their guns and pot after the revolution because they will need to be armed and high to survive.

Progressives want total government control, thus effectively eliminating the voluntary civil society. They see the American Community as a tattered old white guy guild that needs to be replaced by a new era of black guys, gays, and Mexicans. This Progressive mayor has it all figured out. Good luck with that.

RINO’s (Republicans in Name Only) are the vanguards of big business and banking interests. Their latest poster boy is getting all the cash he wants to keep the crony capitalist corporate welfare gig going. As long as they get their government cash and they can keep their Latin slaves they will spread a little around for the little people too.

Common sense conservatives envision an ordered community that has a vibrant civil society that is held together by just enough government and professionalization to keep it functioning. We believe our Founders had it correct when they created this imperfect place. We are not anti-government. We are not utopians. We support shared community spaces. We don’t hate white guys. We understand that massive central planning has never worked anywhere. Local autonomy is key. We distrust power in the hands of a few. We like our country. We like neighborhood banks and small businesses. We believe in self-reliance. We believe our community has the right to protect its identity and its borders. We believe in mommies and daddies raising their families. We believe in individuals and families acting together to create decent neighborhoods. We are the Silent Majority. We are common sense Americans.

Come on along.

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