Paul's Passing Thoughts

The Protestant Ruse, Donald Trump, Death, and Taxes

Posted in Uncategorized by Paul M. Dohse Sr. on October 9, 2016

ppt-jpeg41Is it possible that the vast Protestant industrial complex is one of the biggest scams ever perpetrated on mankind? It’s not only possible; it’s a fact. And it’s not because people are stupid—stupidity is actually a human anomaly—people are logic-driven and the logic that drives their behavior and beliefs often poses as stupidity. Moreover, the accusation of stupidity is often an analytical shortcut.

However, this does not exclude lazy thinking. While the genocidal plight of the masses is truly tragic and criminal those who occupy the mass graves of human history bear some responsibility; they weren’t paying attention. And as they kneel on the side of the hole with the bulldozer parked at one end peering down at their peers at the bottom, some still writhing, they always wonder how they got there because they didn’t know. One always bears some responsibility for not knowing because nothing happens in a vacuum.

Due to the fact that it is trending, and won’t stop, one example among the myriads has posed itself for a post continually…so I type. Yes: this whole thing about corporate fat cats like Donald Trump not paying taxes and thus skirting their civic duty while expecting the little people to pay all of the taxes. The only way this nonsense can be sold to the public is via our low information society. And Americans are very guilty of assuming that these residual issues and their rhetoric do not ultimately lead to the use of bulldozers to dig mass graves.

Now we must interpret “low information.” This by no means—means that information is not available because we are in the Information Age. It means that willing intake and critical thinking is at an all-time low. And again, historically, this is what fills up the mass graves.

So, back to our prime example at hand; this whole idea that corporate fat cats can use legal loopholes to avoid paying all taxes. That’s impossible. A: in business, there are many taxes that are mandatory and have no exemptions, and B: that obviously comes out of what a company owner or corporate officer would normally take as income. One example of this would be Social Security taxes that businesses must match. Businesses MUST also pay into things like workers compensation and Medicare. These are set tax fees that are unavoidable and have NO exemptions. Businesses, by law, must also collect taxes for the government via payroll deductions which means companies must hire administrators for such purposes. And depending on what kind of business we are talking about, the profit margin may not be there after taxes and regulations.

Federal income taxes are one example of where business owners can get relief, and as Trump pointed out in the last debate a business owner would be stupid in not taking advantage of such exemptions. Hillary Clinton then seized upon the opportunity to make Trump look like someone who thinks all of the burdens of taxation should be on the little people and worse yet for things that benefit society as a whole. This is Hillary knowingly exploiting a low information public. But for what purpose?

With that said, Trump is either a very poor communicator or knows the American public doesn’t have the informational wherewithal to understand a rebuttable on such matters. Either way, it is now time for us to examine how such examples lead to societal mass death in religious and secular venues.

I work in the caregiver industry. America spends massive amounts of energy and money to assist millions with the activities of daily living (what we call “ADL”). This money comes almost completely from the mandatory taxation of American businesses. An improper balance of taxation and regulation will positively leave millions without care and people will die. In other words, few Americans can afford things like dialysis and breathing treatments out of pocket, but even for those who can, without a healthy business culture the medical infrastructure would not be there anyway. And in additional words, political positions on business taxation and regulation are a matter of life and death…literally.

And in even more words, high unemployment should cause people who depend on Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare for activities of daily living to have the following experience: their whole lives should be flashing before their eyes because it is.

Such people, those who I serve, cannot afford to be ill-informed on these matters, and if they vote according to the presuppositions of others they eventually do so to their own detriment. The present system has the money to be over-the-top generous; even with the waste and corruption. According to my firsthand experience, disabled clients get just about everything they ask for whether newer medical beds or a plethora of other medical and ADL devices not to mention assisted care and long-term care facilities.

There is one reason and one reason only that America takes care of it’s disabled better than any other country in the world ever has: capitalism…period. Yes, capitalism is a very powerful concept. The overall unique American experience is not historical happenstance and you cannot separate capitalism from American fundamentals—they go hand in hand.

Sorry, now we have to define capitalism. Yes, I know, time for thinking and that is hard. Most Americans do not know how to define capitalism, and most Americans also vote. This is also a cardinal illustration.

“Capitalism: a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products (such as land, oil, factories, ships, etc.) are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government.”

~ Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

Now perhaps we come to the crux of the post. Any proposal that one is pro healthcare while demonizing mythical corporate tycoons who pay no taxes is a stunning contradiction. This is a lie deliberately told to people known to be ill-informed. And buyer beware because any idea that government should run businesses goes hand in hand with what we call “socialism” which was the historical norm until America came along.

“Socialism: a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.”

~Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary

And further apologies because although I am going to keep this simple, we are now going to discuss why people would think commerce should be controlled by the government. It all boils down to the ability versus inability of mankind. Man is either able or unable…that is…to do good. It’s basically a moral question. And, the latter requires a social stratum or moral class who should rule over the great unwashed masses. Don’t get lost here, no need to, this is simple math. If man is morally unable, the only hope is that something good can guide him through the dark morass of reality. So let’s have a conversation.

“Ok, so how would the difference between the masses and the needed guides be calculated? How should the ruling class be defined and determined?” Answer: historically, this is defined by KNOWLEDGE; specifically, a theoretical grasp of reality. It has always varied from culture to culture, but the family lineage one is born into can determine it or one who has shown himself or herself as an apt knower of things regarding reality according to whatever the system is that determines such. But all in all, we are talking about a social class stratum that determines who rules over whom. Social strata is always a result of presuppositions concerning mankind with the linchpin being ability or inability.

In capitalism, social strata are earned and determined by individual accomplishment. In socialism, social strata are predetermined by authority—usually via miseducation and conquest if necessary…for humanity’s own good of course. Now let’s have another conversation.

“But Paul, why would anybody jeopardize the care of the disabled by being anti-capitalistic?” Answer: because the disabled are limited in how they can contribute to the government’s ability to rule over others not to mention their limited contribution to society as a whole. Socialism sees them as takers and not givers. Their elimination becomes a moral obligation for the sake of the collective good. I would point to a cursory observation of history, but few Americans have such.

America was the first nation predicated on mankind’s ability, and the historical results plainly speak for themselves if you know history. And there is only one group better than socialists at rewriting history; Protestants.

Breakpoint: if man is unable, his only hope is an elite ruling class who must control the masses for their own good. Their access to information and resources of any kind must be limited. Any empowerment of the individual endangers humanity as a whole. Again, the metaphysical math is pretty simple, and the Bible does strike a balance in all of this, but what the Bible states in regard to all of this is not the subject of this post.

Hence, all class warfare evolves from the ability/inability of man question; government either protects the individual’s right to pursue happiness or assumes mankind is only happy when his evil desires are satisfied. America has forced socialism to change its tactics because straightforward open conquest of the individual by pain of death has been eliminated. The new strategy is to be voted into power by creating class warfare; ie., “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer” etc. Teach those greedy cooperate bastards a lesson by voting us into power and we will make them pay their fair share of taxes, your education, and a fair wage.

Um, the real goal is to put American business out of business because it’s capitalism predicated on individualism and not socialism.

And, religion has always been socialism’s collaborator in this endeavor with Protestantism being no little example. Sure, shortly after the American Revolution Protestantism became a hybrid of European tradition and individualism, but Protestantism is now returning to its European roots and utter rejection of individualism. As the renowned evangelical John MacArthur Jr. recently stated, Protestantism is indeed predicated on the inability of man. This is why pro-Americanism is presently only taking place in churches that are still confused, but those churches are quickly diminishing in number. Let me point out that before America, Protestant history was defined by the burning stake, wars, the renaming of treason as “martyrdom,” and doctrines written in blood. In fact, incidents like the Salem witch trials provoked the American Revolution. Protestantism has always been about the inability of man contrary to anything Americana.

This is where I must submit that even though Americans are dumbed down by design, they may understand some things that are apparent and this might explain the Trump phenomenon. In my book, the guy is not someone who I would want to hang out with, but to some degree, do Americans understand the critical role that business plays in our societal wellbeing? Asked another way: do Americans understand capitalism more than I give them credit for? Trump’s ridiculous character aside, does the bottom line follow: he is perceived to be a successful capitalist and his followers think successful capitalism is critical to saving America? They may not know enough to verbalize it that way, but is it otherwise apparent?

Finally, as born again Christians whose nation yet remains in heaven along with our king, should our vote be moral or practical? I only pose the question and it is far from being rhetorical…because a vote for Trump may not be a vote for Trump the man, but a vote for capitalism…

…which is a matter of life and death for many.

paul

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  1. Andy Young, PPT contributing editor said, on October 9, 2016 at 12:34 PM

    “‘But Paul, why would anybody jeopardize the care of the disabled by being anti-capitalistic?’ Answer: because the disabled are limited in how they can contribute to the government’s ability to rule over others not to mention their limited contribution to society as a whole. Socialism sees them as takers and not givers. Their elimination becomes a moral obligation for the sake of the collective good.”

    This can be the only inevitable result of such thinking:

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  2. John said, on October 9, 2016 at 1:33 PM

    Clinton scares me and reminds me of a tree-hugging, Crocs-wearing, abortion-clinic opening, ice-cold socialist who frequently visits Burger King incognito. That’s all I know. Trump? Yes, although he is a poor choice as candidate, and with questionable innuendos, he does represent something that is bigger than himself; no, not his ego.
    But MacArthur, since you’ve mentioned him, gets my vote as the False Preacher-and-Teacher in-Charge. Blech!

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  3. lydia00 said, on October 10, 2016 at 6:49 AM

    My analysis on the candidates boils down to one concept: Establishment. Trump was the only non political establishment candidate.

    Frankly, when one gets high enough in the political stratosphere, there is not that much difference in the parties. They use rhetoric to try and convince us otherwise. But there is a firm establishment and they like things the way they are from the politics to lobbyists to pundits. Russ Moore is a perfect example of this. He would much rather have Clinton than Trump. Clinton is establishment. He was running around as representative of the SBC on national media saying a vote for Trump meant one had no moral compass.

    This is rather short sighted since we know for a fact Hillary is a protected oligharcich who is above the law. But that is exactly what Moore prefers. He has a place at the establishment as it is, table.

    This election is less about the candidates than what they represent. I have no doubt the establishment will win. That is how it works. More people want the the government as their caretaker candidate than those who want to start to clean house.

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    • John said, on October 10, 2016 at 3:27 PM

      Lydia, you’re making so much sense. If a vote for Trump (what he represents, as you’ve put correctly) meant no moral compass according to the SBC, then what the heck would a vote for Clinton mean? I shudder to think of all the possibilities…. The establishment will win, but you know what? I can’t wait for God’s Kingdom (the 1000 years reign) on earth, then these offensive worldly things will matter no more; not one bit.

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      • Paul M. Dohse Sr. said, on October 10, 2016 at 6:14 PM

        I’m convinced the 1000 year kingdom is a deliberate contrast to how men have run governments for 10,000 plus years.

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      • John said, on October 11, 2016 at 3:13 PM

        I think you’re onto something, Paul. I mean, with Jesus as Ruler it can’t come soon enough. At the moment, the only time when the lion and the lamb are lying next to each other is when they are both dead.

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  4. lydia00 said, on October 11, 2016 at 12:17 PM

    John, the biggest myth is that there is a two party system at that level. Just look at all the people who make a living in some way off the Byzantine gov system from bureaucrats to media pundits.

    When the establishment (D&R) lost their cookies over Trump winning the primary, I knew this was much bigger. Hating the jerkTrump does not make the deceptive Hillary better. I would rather see a shake up of the establishment than experience more entrenched central planning of our daily lives and choices

    The establishment has been passing laws for us they exempt themselves from or they are above other laws . That is an oligarchy. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why more don’t see it.

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    • John said, on October 11, 2016 at 4:58 PM

      Right again, Lydia. It (the establishment) is just a much bigger version of what passes as “church” today, where those in the “elected” seats are way above any law, be it a criminal one or not (God’s). Come on, who is going to pass a law to incriminate himself and cut off his source of inflated income and damage the risk to his own prestige/pride? Why would they risk losing control? That’s what keeps them there! I believe people don’t see it because you said it: because they are being told that it’s good for therm (whatever) by people “in the know.” And so they all fall asleep at night, having sweet dreams because the world is just one big hunky dory good place, and their lives are in good, trusted hands.
      Lydia, I enjoy your comments because they force me to darn well think!

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  5. johnimmel said, on October 12, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Political leaders, (or Presidents, or tyrants) are reflections of cultural philosophical ideals they are not the creators of philosophical ideals. George Washington and all the virtue he embodied was only possible because of John Locke’s ideas the central and abiding philosophical framework of the (then) British colonies. Mao, Pol Pot, Stalin and every other communist dictator could only exist because of the collectivist Kantian/Marxist foundation that was laid down decades prior to their rise to power.

    With this in mind it is simple to grasp the current—dare I say dire—political situation. The United States is reaping the whirlwind of its own destruction because of its ideological treason to its founding ideals: Reason, individual liberty, man as an end unto himself, and limited criminally accountable government. We have abandon these ideas with impunity and replaced them with the aged old primordial ooze of mystical statist despotism.

    The galvanizing feature of both American political parties is Statism—the fundamental premise that the State is the primary social entity: Everything serves the state. Republican or Democrat the root assumption is that everyone is subject to the state and since the leaders of the parties happen to be in charge of the state, Republicans and Democrats presume that the correct social order is for all men serve them. It is very much like Calvinist preachers who insist—while claiming they are worms not worth divine attention—are in fact the rightful heirs of all things Godly: you dear pew sitter, server at their good pleasure. And the reason that the American Statist class is so very much like Calvinist Preachers is because they both share the same fundamental philosophical premise: All hail the state. Weather a church state or a secular state is merely a matter of who uses the most violence when they go to war over who gets to be the Tyrant in Chief.

    Enter the American 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump is not an ideologue and for that matter I don’t think Hillary Clinton is an ideologue. Neither person tries to execute a perfectly consistent philosophical world view. But the ideological divide between these two candidates could not be more stark, more vast, and more illustrative of the philosophical bankruptcy plaguing America.

    Hillary Clinton is very likely the most corrupt person to ever attain a presidential nomination and if elected will be the most corrupt president to ever hold that office. And isn’t it telling that she is brazen in her corruption? This is only possible because culturally we (some large portion of American culture) thinks corruption is OK. Or maybe better said, a vast percentage of Americans think it wrong to make moral judgments. BTW: as an brief aside, how often have we seen this same brazen attitude displayed in the Calvinist movement sweeping across the American church. How often do we see profound corruption dismissed as trivialities? How often do Church leaders insist that average pew sitters have no moral right to make moral judgments?

    This phenomena is all rooted in the philosophical premise that ALL serves the state. If corruption sustains the church then who are you, oh man, to judge the moral outcome. If corruption sustains the American government then who are you to criticize a woman who embodies the government?

    And who is anyone to define corruption? Are you God?!

    And now we turn our attention to Donald Trump. Is he crude? Sure, but so am I. Is he bombastic? Yup and so am I. Is he politically incorrect? Abso freaking lutley. And so am I.

    Is Donald Trump corrupt?

    And the answer to that is . . . show me the corruption. Not the manufactured outrage coming from the state media. Show me real, corruption. Where are his business partners coming out of the woodwork crying foul, screaming at how he did evil deceitful things in their business dealings?

    Show me the wiki leaks with thousands of emails where Donald Trump is masterminding to defraud an entire nation. Show me Hillary Clinton, James Comey FBI, Justice Department level political corruption that make Boss Tweed look like Mother Teresa. Show me real moral equivalency.

    You can’t.

    So what is Donald Trump? Whatever his warts and crudités and inconsistencies, Donald Trump is a fighter. For the first time in my political lifetime I am watching a man willing to fight to keep America as it was founded. Do we see that in Paul Ryan? In John McCain? In Mitch McConnell? In a single statists Republican?

    (Those p@#$*s needs to go find some kotex.)

    I’ve always been perplexed why those who stand for individual freedom and liberty are forbidden the fight. Donald trump says the truth—crooked Hilary—but he is the villain?

    The Hilary Clinton’s of the world can destroy people’s lives with impunity but those who oppose, those people who hit back, those people that dare fight back are disqualified.

    As another aside, I saw this same phenomena the Sovereign Grace Ministries church that I attended many years ago. The preachers could defame and slander and gossip and destroy but to object, to fight back, was morally disqualifying.

    Screw that.
    I insist that it is immoral to be passive. I insist that it is immoral to let the thugs and dictators get away with tyranny. I insist that if Hilary Clinton wins the presidency it will be because of American cowards.

    Get this straight Dear Infidels—if you won’t join the fight today there won’t be anything to fight for in four years or maybe even four months after January 2017.

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  6. lydia00 said, on October 13, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    When it was declared unchristian and/or politically incorrect to support Trump from both sides, I knew we were on to something.

    I will take bombastic over a criminal treasonous long time bureaucratic public servant any day. The Clintons have literally put in for sale signs for 2O years.

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