About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Letter Published In WSJ Responding To Senator Johnson's Op-ed

"Hi Doug - I am very much looking forward to your post midterm autopsy." - a note received a few days after the midterms from a charter member of the blog & former candidate for state assembly whom I admire very much.

I have been working on a midterm election analysis, mostly from re-reading many of the posts since the 2020 presidential election, which provide a lot of big clues along the way as to what happened on November 8 & why.  This analysis will be issued after the Georgia Senate runoff election on December 6 when the makeup of the Senate will be known.

In the meantime, below is my letter published in the Wall Street Journal today that responded to Senator Ron Johnson's (R, WI) op-ed of November 10 entitled "A Governing Agenda for Senate Republicans."  I point out that Johnson's fine agenda, presented in an untimely way, pertains to part of the analysis I have made so far, especially where he questioned how bad it has to get for people not to vote for the Democrats.

Dear Editor:

About halfway through reading Mr. Johnson's excellent points, I realized that his op-ed was a few days late.  If the Republicans intended to do anything like what he writes, they would have campaigned that way.


  1. ​I hesitate to reply, there is so much to getting into the brain, a very complex organ. Years ago, you were watching a movie at your favorite movie house and all of a sudden you feel hungry. Not realizing people were duped by a couple of frames of popcorn in the movie that the brain saw but people did not visually recognize only they felt hungry. Eventually it was outlawed. Today feelings are used, not sublimely just out right in the open, what effect do they have? They are powerful, making the unknown how to hate, being greedy with no consequence and believing lies that make them feel good in various ways. Years ago I watched how it was figured out with many examples of how one feels. Take Red and Blue, which makes you feel good while the other makes you feel uneasy. Many different words compared to other words also analyzed words that made you feel awful and compassionate at the same time used effectively today.

    Lies are used exclusively and they work the latest that comes to mind "pay for your school tuition" not a lie yet, until we find the authors knew it was against the law but said it anyway and it worked in the brain no one cared if it was unlawful but sure sounds good. Many other examples you can find. Rebuttal of the lies was weakly fought. This brings us to the opposing position of argument that people felt bad they might not get the sweet candy. Most in congress are lawyers that are trained to argue. Making your argument makes people feel good at the same time it's not a good idea. Like, you might get a hand out but you will be paying the rest of your working career for another person and make it stick.

    Lots of examples can be thought of as why people believe lies rather than the truth. Lies take the place of reality fulfilling dreams, while truth at times is dull, unexciting is that the reason one choses a lie?

    Question, should the party change their color? Who chose the colors that are used today? It will explain why those colors were chosen. Blue versus Red.

    1. Don't leave us hanging about the colors.

    2. Not sure who started it, but it may have been one of the news programs. Blue is a common color to reduce tension, feel calm as if to stare out at the ocean or blue sky, red is a trigger color associated with fire destruction and uneasiness things you would do to stay away from danger.

      The song "Blue Moon", a classic in the day, is associated with ``hold you in my arms be safe.

      Red on the other hand is associated with the red rising sun of Japan, or the China flag enemy. Maybe subtle examples but back in the mind it is entrenched whether you think of it or not, similar to subliminal programing.

      Going hand and hand with name calling, what words offend you, feel uneasy, negative words make you feel unwanted in the group with lies, kind of locks in "the enemy" are lying, and the truth is washed out, painted over with a red symbol.

      In college of today it is taught that more enhanced words are jacked up to make one angry yet they have no idea why, they feel superior and there is no room for debate, my meaning or no other meaning, I AM IN CHARGE whether you like it or not. It is very dangerous sending people to college these days. Get this, who paid for all the research? you and I of course and the enemy capitalized on it.

      WHATEVER IT TAKES FOR THE END RESULT with that in mind there are no rules or laws for me to follow, now propped up with the courts, governors, FBI, CIA, and the White House can eliminate truth and push forward, the list goes on and on - terms good and evil do not exist.