Liberal Ethics and Morals

Liberal Ethics and Morals

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Standing Armies And Targets — T.F. STERN

Standing Armies And Targets — T.F. STERN

At what point do you come to the realization that perhaps society isn’t worth saving?  That’s an interesting thought to enter your mind at four in the morning.

I’m not saying we should bring down the flood waters and wipe out the human race or anything quite so radical; just wondering how depraved our thoughts have become in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

A couple of recent news items spurred the idea, when is a society not worth saving?

An article on Infowars.com by Paul Joseph Watson brought up a rather unsettling issue; there’s a company producing and selling targets for law enforcement use, or, I suppose, anyone else, depicting what they call “non traditional threats”.

“The targets include “pregnant woman threat,” “older man with a shotgun,” “older man in home with a shotgun,” “older woman with a gun,” “young school aged girl,” “young mother on playground,” and “little boy with real gun.”

Why are top training target suppliers for the government supplying the likes of the DHS with “non-traditional threat” targets of children, pregnant women, mothers in playgrounds, and elderly American gun owners unless there is a demand for such items?”

Let that settle in for a moment; what kind of sick mind comes up with a product like that?  Maybe it’s the natural progression, a downward spiral of perversion, the result of years of video games depicting human forms being destroyed by a variety of weapons.

“Law enforcement officers train for the ‘what if scenarios’; robbers, burglars or just ‘bad guys’ in general,” says Chris Stoy from warriorsforjustice.com (visit website).

While it is possible to run up against other situations where extreme violence must be confronted, why train police officers or DHS goons, (is that a derogatory assessment?) to shoot a pregnant lady holding a gun, an old man with a shotgun inside his house or a young mother on a playground?  What does it say about the mindset of an entire police department that trains for such an event…trains for it as if it were a common every day event rather than the exception which might happen once in a ‘blue moon’.

There’s something wrong, seriously wrong here.  If we start to desensitize law enforcement officers, have them disregard humanity, to feel nothing’s wrong in shooting a pregnant lady or an old man with a shotgun inside his own home…then what kind of society have we become?  How will police officers react after they no longer believe they are part of the society which they have been charged with policing when they have become used to shooting pregnant ladies and old men?

Police train to take out ‘bad guys’, thugs with a two-day beard holding a shotgun; not a pregnant lady in the nursery because the idea is to protect the pregnant lady in the nursery from the thugs holding a shotgun.

Odd as it may sound coming from an old retired cop, if police recognition skills, the red flags that alert to danger were delayed for a moment, so be it; I’d rather get shot than develop the attitude that all or even most of my neighbors were a constant threat.

xAt the risk of being politically incorrect, America isn’t a third world hell hole, at least not yet, like the Middle East where female suicide bombers hide explosives under a burqa, walk into a crowded shopping area and detonate themselves in the name of Alla. Heaven forbid anyone points this out for fear CAIR might lodge a complaint about having been singled out; never mind that it’s true.

Police officers are a part of the community they protect and serve. If it ever comes to the point where police officers become detached from their communities, at that point they have become a standing army instead of your friendly neighborhood cops. The transition from the police department to standing army is happening all across America’s fruited plains, a little at a time mind you; but it is happening.

You’ll see this in very subtle ways. The old blue and white patrol cars are being replaced with a universal black and white paint scheme; why is that? The answer is more subliminal than anything; black and white vehicles appear to be more formidable and command attention.

Some police departments are changing the uniforms police officers wear. The trend is to have them look more military. Black fatigue type uniforms are taking the place of traditional blue-toned police shirts and trousers; why is that? Instead of polished footwear, many officers have opted for combat styled boots. Call me old fashioned, I’d rather reminisce about a more gentle time, a time when Norman Rockwell painted a picture of a cop sitting at a drug store counter next to a little boy.

In case you missed it, this past September FEMA graduated its first class of cadets, not sure what you should call them; but FEMA Corp is how they are classified. This is a national police force, a standing army by definition, a standing army that reports to the president and has powers that go beyond even local police departments; I find that disturbing on many levels.

“Add to your concerns, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FEMA both purchase the ‘non-traditional targets’ to train with” – says Thiago Alvarez, Security Company Melbourne – Dominance Guardian Services

Never mind that our government has been accumulating vast quantities of ammunition for DHS, FEMA and the IRS; hollow point 40 caliber bullets are for target practice only, and you believe that too. Be concerned, be very concerned (Yoda would have said, “Be afraid, be very afraid”; but this is reality, not a Star Wars film you can walk away from.)

When you start putting all these little transitory moves together the opportunity to travel down the road toward totalitarian tyranny becomes more than possible; it becomes inevitable. Our founding fathers wagged a war for independence from the King, in part to protest a ‘standing army’ imposed on the citizenry to keep them in line. At what point should we in our day draw a line in the sand and say, “Enough, we’ve had enough”?

The Moral Lib­eral’s Senior Edi­tor, T.F. Stern, is a retired City of Hous­ton police offi­cer, self-employed lock­smith, and gifted polit­i­cal and social com­men­ta­tor. His pop­u­lar and insight­ful blog, T.F. Sterns Rant­i­ngs, has been up and at it since Jan­u­ary of 2005.

Liberal Ethics and Morals

Liberal Ethics and Morals

Ethics and norms are attitudes and values that is practiced by the individual which is either inspired by his upbringing or his exposure towards things in the society that he or she is living.

When it comes to liberalists, they ask these two questions to themselves. They are how to make the most of your life on earth? And the second question is how to achieve maximum happiness in your life?

In this article, we see in detail about liberal ethics and morals.

Your life is more important

The value of your life is more important than anything else. The way you consider yourself is what decides everything about you that also includes your moral values. The reason and the bitter truth is that your life is all you have and it cannot be replaced by anything else. The first choice that human beings have to make in this world is either to live or die. To live and survive there is no other option but to think and act, which is not possible by plants or animals.

A choice is a must

Your actions are the ones that define who you are, and it is what that designs your entire life. It is mandatory to make proper choices to live your life to the fullest. This is what liberal ethics tries to tell you. Your life is the first priority more than anything else in the world which is then followed by the values.

If you want to preserve your values, it is mandatory that you should have rational thinking. It also includes the evaluation of facts that you have at that particular point of time.

Virtues

There no doubt about the fact that the main and the important tool for survival in the virtues. Some of the important virtues are as follows. They are:

Independence

Independence refers to the space to think, make assessments and take decisions based o the assessments. Whether the decision is right or wrong is secondary. It is a good thing to learn from others. But at the same time, it is important to know that whatever you are learning is the right thing.


Integrity

Integrity refers to your stands in your own opinions. It might be right, it might be wrong, and it might be even unpopular. But if you think that you are a person with integrity, then you should distance yourself from all the temptations and distractions which might have a negative impact on your ideologies and convictions.

Honesty

There is no special explanation that required for honesty. It is one of the qualities that is lagging a lot today. It is important to stick on to the facts that are true rather than being the one among the crowd that believes in something based on the assumptions.

Justice

Justice refers to treating the people in the right way that they need to be treated. If someone treats you properly treat them well if it is the other way around then stop any kind of interaction with the particular person who is not treating you properly.

$15 “B” Failure to Store Nuclear Waste

$15 “B” Failure to Store Nuclear Waste

“The American people have spent 30 years and $15 billion to determine whether Yucca Mountain would be a safe repository for our nation’s civilian and defense-related nuclear waste.” That’s a quote of Paul Koger who wrote investors underground review.

Compare that with the one year and 45 days it took to build the Empire State Building or the five years it took to build the Hoover Dam in the depths of the Great Depression. In the first half of the last century, Americans knew how to get things done, but the rise of environmentalism in the latter half, starting around the 1970s, has increased the cost and time of any construction anywhere in the U.S. In the case of Yucca Mountain it has raised issues about nuclear waste that is currently stored is less secure conditions.

As reported by CNS News in January, “The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has released the final two volumes of a five-volume safety report that concludes that Nevada’s Yucca Mountain meets all of its technical and safety requirements for the disposal of highly radioactive nuclear waste.” Five volumes!

So why the delay? The NRC says the Department of Energy “‘has not met certain land and water rights requirements’ and that other environmental and regulatory hurdles remain.”

A Wall Street Journal editorial on March 30 asserted that It is not about environmental and regulatory hurdles. It is about a deal that Nevada Senator Harry Reid, the former Senate Majority Leader, cut with President Obama to keep Yucca Mountain from ever opening for use. In return, Reid blocked nearly all amendments to legislation to shield Obama from having to veto bills. He virtually nullified the Senate as a functioning element of our government.

“Since there is no permanent disposal facility, spent fuel from the nation’s nuclear reactors—‘enough to fill a football field 17 meters deep’ according to a 2012 Government Accountability Office report—is currently being stored at dozens of above-ground sites. The GAO expects the amount of radioactive waste to double to 140,000 by 2055 when all of the currently operating nuclear reactors are retired.”

The United States where the development of nuclear fission and its use to generate electrical energy occurred is now well behind other nations that have built nuclear facilities and are adding new ones. As Donn Dear, an energy expert with Power For USA, points out “there are only four new nuclear power plants under construction, all by Toshiba-Westinghouse LLC. One other plant, Watts Bar 2, whose construction was held up for several years, is being completed by TVA.”

Meanwhile, as Dear notes, “South Korea is building four nuclear reactors in the United Arab Emirates. The Russian company, Rosatom, is building power plants in Turkey, Belarus, Vietnam, and elsewhere. The China National Nuclear Corporation is scheduled to build over twenty nuclear power plants.”

These represent jobs and orders for equipment that are not occurring in the United States, along with the failure to utilize nuclear energy to provide the growing need for electricity here. The same environmental organizations opposing construction here are the same ones supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s attack on coal-fired electrical plants. The irony is, of course, that nuclear plants do not produce carbon dioxide emissions that the Greens blame for the non-existent “global warming”, not called “climate change.”

A cynical and false propaganda campaign has been waged against nuclear energy in the U.S., mostly notably with the Hollywood film, “The China Syndrome” about a reactor meltdown. If you want to worry about radiation, worry about the Sun. It is a major source. Three incidents, Three Mile Island in 1979 and Chernobyl in 1986, added to the fears, but no one was harmed by the Three Mile Island event and Chernobyl was an avoidable accident.

More recent was the March 11, 2011 shutdown of the Fukushima reactor in Japan as the result of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Three of its cores melted in the first three days, but there have been no deaths or radiation sickness attributed to this event. That’s the part you’re not told about.

In the end, all it takes is one ignorant President to set progress back for decades. In this case it was President Jimmy Carter for not allowing reprocessing of nuclear waste, a standard practice in France where only one-fifth of spent fuel requires storage. In the 1980s there were three U.S. corporations leading the way on the introduction and use of nuclear energy to produce electrical power; General Electric, Westinghouse Electric, and Babcock & Wilcox. Today only Babcock-Wilcox continues as a fully owned American company.

Thanks to President Obama, we have lost another six years on the Yucca Mountain project. That fits with his refusal to permit the Keystone XL pipeline. No energy project that might actually benefit America will ever see his signature.

Some are arguing that America is a nation in decline and they can surely point to the near destruction of our nuclear energy industry as one example. That decline can begin to end in 2017 with the inauguration of a new President.

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