Christians will be departing the mortal coil in 7 years according to nutjob and a The Daily Growler Hall of Fame Idiot, my White brother, Jack Van Impe--come on, you don't watch Brother Jack and Sister Rexella? Get out'a here. But anyway, I watch Jack faithfully every early Monday morning here in New York City, on one of the has-been channels (nothing daily but reruns and infomercials except when they have Brother Jack on at 3 am in the ho-hum). But, anyway, Jack was hot this morning. He was boiling with predictions that he calls "prophecies." Jack can rattle off scripture and verse so fast you haven't got time to double check him. Jack's hot because he's figured out in his head that Christians will be departing the earth and headin' for Hebbin' in 2012--EXCEPT--whooaa, I just realized, Jack has said his Nostradamus-like calculations told him Christians are vaporizing in 2012, but this morning, Brother Jack was yelping "in 7 years" Christians will depart the earth. That's 4 years after 2012. Oh no, another Christian miscalculation, but anyway, here's the best of Brother Jack's prophecy this morning--first of all, Jack definitely says a nuclear war is eminent. It will take place when China and Russia join up (Wow, that's going to be interesting) and form a huge military force to go against...WHO? You have one guess. If you said Israel--well, you win the bottle of the best and a chance to ruffle up the feathers of the Cuckoo's nest. Yes, according to Brother Jack (and he babbles off about 15 scriptures and verses--his nuclear war thing comes from Psalms of all places) Russia and China will unite to annihilate the Jews. Brother Jack in sort of the same breath says North Korea will one day fire atomic (Jack still uses the word "atomic" to mean nuclear) missiles at the United States. Then, suddenly, out of nowhere, Rexella mentions Barack Obama! Aha. Jack's face lights up! You know he's going to mention the AntiChrist! Obama's the AntiChrist! But, no, Jack is cooler than that. He doesn't say Obama is the AntiChrist but that Obama is, dig this, Henry Kissingassinger's choice to head The New World Order! Wait a minute, I always thought Pappy Bush, old wobbly Pappy, created the New World Order in his "1000 Points of Light" speech, which we ran in a past The Daily Growler, but, nope, Brother Jack informs me that the Bilderberg Society down in Virginia are conspirators in the Devil's Workshop. The Bilderbergs started in Holland--Brother Jack is a Calvinist--he's headquartered in Michigan, the US home of Calvinism (Calvin College is in Grand Rapids), and it's also the home of Libertarianism in this country (Holland, Michigan) that promotes the works of two Austrian sociologists/economists, Frederick Von Hayek (a statistician and cousin of Ludwig Wittgenstein) and Leopold Von Mises, whose Libertarianism was based on Calvinism, in fiduciary terms and in the morals they stressed in their masterpieces.
The economic calculation problem
Hayek was one of the leading academic critics of collectivism in the 20th century. Hayek believed that all forms of collectivism (even those theoretically based on voluntary cooperation) could only be maintained by a central authority of some kind. In his popular book, The Road to Serfdom (1944) and in subsequent works, Hayek claimed that socialism required central economic planning and that such planning in turn had a risk of leading towards totalitarianism, because the central authority would have to be endowed with powers that would have an impact on social life as well, and because the knowledge required for central planning is inherently decentralized.
Building on the earlier work of Mises and others, Hayek also argued that while, in centrally planned economies, an individual or a select group of individuals must determine the distribution of resources, these planners will never have enough information to carry out this allocation reliably. The efficient exchange and use of resources, Hayek claimed, can be maintained only through the price mechanism in free markets (see economic calculation problem). In The Use of Knowledge in Society (1945), Hayek argued that the price mechanism serves to share and synchronize local and personal knowledge, allowing society's members to achieve diverse, complicated ends through a principle of spontaneous self-organization. He used the term catallaxy to describe a "self-organizing system of voluntary co-operation."
In Hayek's view, the central role of the state should be to maintain the rule of law, with as little arbitrary intervention as possible.Spontaneous order
Hayek viewed the free price system, not as a conscious invention (that which is intentionally designed by man), but as spontaneous order, or what is referred to as "that which is the result of human action but not of human design". Thus, Hayek put the price mechanism on the same level as, for example, language. Such thinking led him to speculate on how the human brain could accommodate this evolved behavior. In The Sensory Order (1952), he proposed, independently of Donald Hebb, the connectionist hypothesis that forms the basis of the technology of neural networks and of much of modern neurophysiology¹.
Hayek attributed the birth of civilization to private property in his book The Fatal Conceit (1988). He explained that price signals are the only means of enabling each economic decision maker to communicate tacit knowledge or dispersed knowledge to each other, in order to solve the economic calculation problem.
Hayek and conservatism
Hayek attracted new attention in the 1980s and 1990s with the rise of conservative governments in the United States and the United Kingdom. Margaret Thatcher, the Conservative British prime minister from 1979 to 1990, was an outspoken devotee of Hayek's writings. Shortly after Thatcher became Leader of the party, she “reached into her briefcase and took out a book. It was Friedrich von Hayek's The Constitution of Liberty. Interrupting [the speaker], she held the book up for all of us to see. ‘This’, she said sternly, ‘is what we believe’, and banged Hayek down on the table.” After winning the 1979 election, Thatcher appointed Keith Joseph, the director of the Hayekian Centre for Policy Studies, as her secretary of state for industry in an effort to redirect parliament’s economic strategies. Likewise, David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s most influential financial official in 1981 was an acknowledged follower of Hayek. 
Hayek wrote an essay titled Why I Am Not a Conservative (included as an appendix to The Constitution of Liberty), in which he disparaged conservatism for its inability to adapt to changing human realities or to offer a positive political program. Although he noted that modern day conservatism shares many opinions on economics with classic liberals, particularly a belief in the free market, he believed it's because conservatism wants to "stand still", whereas liberalism embraces the free market because it "wants to go somewhere". Hayek identified himself as a classical liberal, but noted that in the United States it had become almost impossible to use "liberal" in its original definition, and the term "libertarian" has been used instead. However, for his part Hayek found this term "singularly unattractive" and offered the term “Old Whig” (a phrase borrowed from Edmund Burke) instead. In his later life he said: "I am becoming a Burkean Whig".
So Brother Jack doesn't call Obama the AntiChrist but rather, and this is great, "Dictator of the World." Wow. I wonder if Obama has heard Brother Jack? Yep. Obama is so popular in Europe, Brother Jack said, that it was reported he could easily be elected President of the European Union--and Brother Jack believes the Anti-Christ will come from the European Union. Brother Jack says Obama will be chosen World Dictator by the Bilderbergs, called the Bilderbergs because their first get together was at a fancy hotel in Bilderberg, Netherlands--they are meeting this year at a 5-star hotel in Athens, Greece. The Bilderbergs were the invention of the Eisenhower Administration's CIA chief, a Nederlander rich asshole, and a Nederlander prince--Bilderberg members are specially picked from the World Power Elite, though their membership is kept quiet secret. Their original intention was to counteract a growing hatred of the United States in Europe in the early 1950s. Henry Kissingassinger is, according to Brother Jack, head of the US Bilderbergs, and, again according to Jack, Henry's already written an article declaring Obama the future Dictator of the United States--a BENIGN dictator perhaps--as we were warned of by Noam Chomsky just recently. Hitler, according to Chomsky, was a benign dictator. Meaning he was thought of as "good" for Germany at the time.
Ah, how evil this Power Elite that rule us are. A mighty evil. Evil spelt backwards is Live. You use backward thinking in this case and, yes, being alive is evil. Being born in the first place is evil. From evil comes life. Of course, I'm being facetious. I can't reason in my head the difference between "good" or "evil." I can't define either term in any sensible sense.
Ain't Sociology great! And old Jack Van Impe is part of the Gestalt of the United Snakes of America. As von Hayek said, everything "liberal" is so complicated, but I say it simply means "liberty." The original meaning of "Libertarian"--a lover of liberty. I'm lambasted by my enemies (of which I have none, only friends) for my love of liberty saying all I'm promoting is rugged individualism and a society can't progress with a complicated mess of individuals lording over us. What about a collective of rugged individualists forming a society based on life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Wait a minute, that's what old Tom Jefferson was saying when he wrote the US Bill of Rights, that document that introduced us to ourselves as We the People of the United States. [That Columbus discovered America (meaning Santo Domingo...or the Dominican Republic) in 1492 didn't enter our history until when? when Winifred Sackville Stoner, Jr., wrote the poem?--"Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 14 hundred and 92...." I prefer my Colombo to come from the Bawdy Song and Backroom Ballad entitled, "Colombo" "He knew the world was round-O; his balls hung to the ground-O; that navigatin', calculatin', son of a bitch, Colombo!" "Columbus had a one-eyed mate; he loved him like a brother; every night at half-past-eight; they buggered one another." Ah, my scripture and verses! Go to this link to see how a young New York City school teacher teaches Columbus to her little kiddies--it's kind of interesting: www.everythingesl.net/lessons/columbusday_celebration.php]
And, speaking of Columbus and Native Americans, I came across a very interesting Native American Website--check it out: www.turtletrack.org/Issues09/CO020109/CO_020109_Favorites.htm
Why, it's Brother Jack (off on the left there) and Sister Rexella. Brother Jack used to play the accordion while he preached.C. Wright Mills on Corporate Executives (remember this was written in 1956) From The Power Elite
The corporations are the organized centers of the private property system: the chief executives are the organizers of that system. As economic men, they are at once creatures and creators of the corporate revolution, which, in brief, has transformed property from a tool of the workman into an elaborate instrument by which his work is controlled and a profit extracted from it. The small entrepreneur is no longer the key to the economic life of America; and in many economic sectors where small producers and distributors do still exist they strive mightily-as indeed they must if they are not to be extinguished-to have trade associations or governments act for them as corporations act for big industry and finance.
My brain now tires from trying reason through all the bullshit I've been drenched with today.
marvelousmarvbackbiter and I were beaming ear-to-ear the other night as the NY Yankees--minus the greatest manager in baseball, Joe Torre, were beaten by the last-place Chief Wahoo Injuns 22-4. Their superstar Chinese pitcher, Chen Ming Wong (sic), pardon my Mandarin, went to pieces--gave up 8 runs in 1st inning; it was 14-2 in the second inning. And you know why Yankee pitching is so fucked up? Because they've got a minor league pitching coach; as minor league as Jabo Chamberlain is still minor league (Double A ball). Joe Torre warned Brian Cashman not to demand they make Jabo a starting pitcher, but, oh no, Hank Steinbrenner and Brian Cashman know much more about baseball than Joe Torre. By the way, the Dodgers are tied with hot San Diego for 1st place in their division, having won 7 in a row as of Sunday eve--with Manny Ramirez going hogwild as a Dodger. My California nephew who used to be a rabid Yankees fan when he lived here now says he's following the Dodgers like a little boy just seeing the game for the first time. The poor old Yankees. They're a .500 team at best since Joe Torre left.
The Mets, too, are stupidly sticking with Jerry Manuel--and again this year they've started off flip-floppy as hell, hot one night, then losing the next--like they lost to Willie Randolph (the bench coach) and the Milwaukee Brewers in a close one yesterday. I'm puzzled, too, by why the new Mets Stadium (insultingly called CitiField--and oh they are so proud of that name--the commercial teevee boobs are sanctifying "CitiField" every 5 minutes on regular newscasts and sportscasts) has a Jackie Robinson Rotunda? Jackie Robinson never played for the Mets. Why wouldn't the Mets have a Tommy Agee Rotunda or a Mookie Wilson Rotunda or maybe a Gil Hodges Rotunda or maybe a Tom Seaver Rotunda or a Doc Gooden Rotunda or a Joe Torre Rotunda or a Casey Stengel Rotunda?--that's what I'd a put in it if I'd'a been designing it--a Casey Stengel "Amazin', Amazin', Amazin'" Rotunda or how about a 1962 Mets Team Rotunda?--as ancient old creakity Ralph Kiner says, "You gotta admit, they were the worst ballteam ever"--hey, that's something to be proud of--in Queens especially--but why a Jackie Robinson Rotunda? Maybe Jackie lived in Flushing, Queens, though I rather doubt it.
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