The Old Never Goes Away – History Matters

I took these photos of nurse stumps in the forest today; younger trees growing out of and often initially nurtured by stumps that are now old and dead – the new grows out of the old. In the same way, one finds nurse logs. Nurse rocks provide stability. This article is revealing.

How does this relate to history? The old provides life and meaning, stability and context to our lives. History provides understanding, illustrative patterns by which we can plan our lives, and learning. Just as good parents provide their offspring with food, guidance, training, advice, and discipline, so history should never be denied or socially engineered.

Most importantly of all, we inherit our genes, IQ, abilities. The Marxist denial of IQ, gender, and genetics tries to hide our potential and stunt our growth. We should strongly withstand any use by dictatorships of dysgenics to lower IQ and political resistance. The more we understand, the better we can adapt and reach our full potential. Religious cults and others who seek to control people for their own purposes hate educated, intelligent people who can think and evaluate critically and objectively.

The video below reveals just how important it is for us to understand our history, to clearly define our philosophy and spiritual views, and to think independently. So next time you perambulate happily around in a forest, look out for nurse stumps, rocks, and logs, and consider how much you know about your family tree, your own race, the history of your country and the world, and the heroes and outstanding personalities you can find among your ancestors that you wish to emulate.

Romans 11:18 “Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.”

Robin Elliott

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What We All Want and How to Get It

 

We all do things, wish for things, and create things to get certain feelings. These feelings are common to us all. Whether you want a new car, wealth, freedom, a holiday, a better job, or an escape – whatever you want is to satisfy basic human emotional needs, and here they are:

  • Meaning
  • Hope
  • To be loved
  • To feel important
  • Peace of mind
  • Security
  • Happiness
  • That there is a reason why things happen the way they do, or why they happened to us
  • Being forgiven (overcoming guilt)
  • Peace with death

Everything we hope for and do is to bring us these feelings and to escape the bad feelings of worry, guilt, fear, hopelessness, and regret. Most of the things we do don’t work very well or they provide only temporary relief or insufficient relief. Escapes are temporary and often dangerous. Many of the things we do result in an even worse situation. But there is one solution that is guaranteed to work every single time. It is, in fact, the only true solution available to man.

Many years ago, my life was unhappy on many levels. A friend talked to me next to my car in a parking garage. He drew a diagram similar to the one below on his notepad and revealed that Christ was the bridge from where I was to where I wanted to be. I got down on my knees then and there in that parking garage and prayed the prayer at the end of this article. It changed my life.

There is an Owner’s Manual that was created by the One Who created us, Who built us, Who understands us intimately and individually, and Who loves us. It’s called the Bible, and it describes exactly what we should do in order be happy, at peace, secure, forgiven and loved, and to understand the meaning of life and what happens when we die.

Sadly, many of us have been disillusioned by churches, cults, religious leaders, and Christians who have offered us the wrong “lenses” through which to view and understand the Bible and God. We have judged God by people and the organizations/churches which people have built. I did, and I ended up becoming an Atheist. God forgave me and I returned to Him after a few years. Now I’m stronger than ever.

In addition, the world has worked hard on discrediting the Bible and Christianity for a long time. So it takes courage, motivation, and sincerity to revisit the opportunity to accept the only solution that works perfectly. When we do, everything starts to make sense at last. And it starts with a simple decision and commitment to accept Christ as our Lord, to ask for His forgiveness, and to start to follow Him. He has promised us that when we do this, His Holy Spirit will lead us and guide us, as though Jesus Christ was physically with you 24/7 as a guide and a companion.

It doesn’t happen overnight; you don’t get fit and reach your goal weight as soon as you join the gym. You don’t play like a maestro after your first piano lesson. But I assure you: if you want the peace that passes all understanding, if you want to feel secure and happy and that your life has meaning, if you want to be free of guilt, this is the only way to go. Do you need a church or a group or a mentor to accomplish this? No. But if you find the right one, it helps a lot – just as the wrong one will misguide you by getting you to view things through a distorted lens.

By using the Bible and the Holy Spirit as your GPS, by sincerely building a relationship with Christ through prayer, and by turning from a life of wrong choices, you can have a wonderful life.

Here’s a simple prayer that can get you onto the bridge that only Christ provides:

“Father God, I accept that I am a sinner and that I need You. I accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. Please forgive me for my sins. Please send me Your Holy Spirit to lead me and guide me to make the right choices; I can’t do it on my own. I ask all this in the name of Jesus Christ.”

Pray, read your Bible, ask for help to learn more when you need it. The more you learn and pray, the harder you work at building your relationship with God, the closer you feel to Him,  and the better it gets.

 P.S. Check the motives of the people who offer you religious help: do they ask you for money, do they throw umpteen meaningless rules and regulations at you, and do they demand your time? Do they tell you they are the only true religion/denomination? Do they insist on dress codes and make demands? Watch out for these signs of a cult, especially if they have additional “holy” books to the Bible and they have a “Prophet” or founder. Jesus Christ is the Founder and He is God.

Contact me if you have questions.

Robin Elliott

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You Will Find the Contrast here Extraordinary

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What do you think about when I mention Saint Patrick’s Day? A lot of drunken fools and dressed in ridiculous green outfits bought in Dollar Stores, drinking green beer and singing in fake Irish accents? Parades and other mindless activities to keep the proles happy and entertained? If you do, you’re not alone; most people think of it this way. Hold that picture in your mind.

How much do we know about St. Patrick of Ireland? He lived from around 389 until about 461 and wrote the following two verses in one of his hymns, I Bind Unto Myself Today:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me;
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger.
Christ the heart of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

I bind unto myself the name, the strong name of the Trinity,  by invocation of the same, the Three-in-One, and One-in-Three, of whom all nature hath creation, eternal Father, Spirit, Word. Praise to the Lord of my salvation; salvation is of Christ the King.

The contrast between these two pictures is stunning, yet that is how the world has systematically edged God and decency out and replaced it with asinine materialism and degeneracy. I urge you to read more about St. Patrick here and to read the rest of his beautiful hymn here.

We always have two choices, and usually, the right one is the least popular and known. Which one will you choose today? The high road of the low road?

Robin Elliott

Facts vs Propaganda

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The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world.

BUT, if you remove these 5 cities:

Chicago (32.92% Black or African American),
Detroit: (82.7% Black or African American),
Washington DC (50.7% Black or African American),
St Louis (49.2% Black or African American),
and New Orleans (60.2% Black or African American),

THEN the United States is 189th out of 193 countries.

All 5 of these cities have strict gun control laws.

It’s not the guns – it’s the people. It’s not racism – it’s realism.

According to the 2006 Census by Statistics Canada, 783,795 Canadians identified as black, constituting 2.5% of the entire Canadian population. 
THEN WHY ARE 50% OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR ADVERTS BLACK?

3 Reasons:

A. Social engineering
B. Programming stupid people
C. Dysgenics.

The truth is not popular with governments who are busily brainwashing their citizens. George Orwell wrote in 1984, “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

Robin Elliott

Being Inflexible Can Destroy a Business

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Adaptability is the key to growth, not just in business, but in every area of life. Let’s use business as an example. The popular American candy, Ayds, went out of business when the Aids epidemic hit. The logical thing to do was to adapt, but the company refused to change its name and undergo rebranding. So Ayds went the way of the dinosaurs.

In 1973, Kodak hired someone who invented the digital camera. They refused to market the digital camera because they feared they would lose too much money in the lucrative photographic film business. They made billions of dollars from digital photography companies since they owned the patent to digital photography, but in 2007 the patent ran out. Kodak filed for bankruptcy just five years later.

Blockbuster could have bought Netflix for only $50m in 2000, but they turned the offer down. By 2010, Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy. Netflix’s worth was $13 billion.

Schlitz beer was facing huge competition from Budweiser, so they responded by cheapening their product. They changed their brewing process and that changed the taste of the beer, and not for the better. They used corn syrup to replace some of the malted barley, added a silica gel to prevent the product from forming a haze, started using high-temperature fermentation instead of the traditional method, and started to use less-expensive extracts. Of course, drinkers of Schlitz noticed the difference, and the changes not only changed the flavor of the beer, but it also spoiled more quickly.

FDA labeling guidelines caused problems with the beer, which caused a recall in 1976. Schlitz is still made today by Pabst, but it’s a less expensive niche brand and it’s nowhere near the heights it had in the 20th century.

The Romans cheapened their currency by decreasing the purity of their coinage, and the United States got rid of the gold standard and is running the dollar printing presses 24/7 and decreasing the value of their currency. The US is following the pattern of the fall of Rome in lockstep through compromise, just like Schlitz beer.

When Quaker Oats bought Snapple, they suffered massive losses because they refused to stick with a business they understood. Your success in one kind of business does not make you an automatic success in any kind of business. Flexibility is important, but stick to what you’re good at.

In 1999, Excite.com was offered the opportunity to buy Google for only $250,000. Yahoo turned down an offer to buy Google for $1m in 1998 and $5 billion in 2002. Google is now worth half a trillion dollars. My Space and Facebook, I could go on and on. So what’s the bottom line?

Remain flexible, adaptable, and open to new ideas, avoid greed and arrogance, and stick to what you’re good at. And remember, if you don’t look after good people, you will lose them and they will possibly become your competition. Learn from spiders and crows.

Robin Elliott

 

You Do This Hundreds of Times a Day

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Where you are today and where you choose to be in the future is always the result of the cumulative effect of many small choices. The consequences of our decisions add up. One doesn’t suddenly become a successful athlete, a holy man, a wealthy (self-made wealth, not inherited) woman, a happy person, a skilled craftsman, or a good leader.

Are we affected by outside circumstances and the choices of other people? Of course, we are; these things are beyond our control, but we always get to choose how we will REACT to them. Even in concentration camps, people made choices – good and bad – read the wonderful book by Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning. I’m reading it for the third time.

As you read in Jeff Olson’s excellent book, The Slight Edge, you will know that EVERY CHOICE – from the mundane to the momentous – IS IMPORTANT.

Every day, we are faced with choices. I recently said to someone that every choice that involves money is either a choice for freedom or a choice for slavery; whether the choice results in debt – setting yourself to be controlled by the worst kind of people – or radiant wealth – the ability to choose what we do, when we do it, how we do it, and with whom we do it, and every choice regarding health  is either a choice for  jaunty fitness – a glowing feeling of strength and ability – or onerous obesity – being enslaved in a deteriorating prison of ugly fat – or a multitude of other consequences.

There are many other options – whether we choose to be true to our personal, honorable values and beliefs or to submit to the dark “political correctness” of the rat race, the weak majority. Remember, sticking to the proven facts is not racism but realism. Whether we choose right or wrong, to help or to hurt, to forgive or to hold resentment – these choices face everyone.

And your spiritual life underlies everything – it is the foundation of one’s life. Remember Bob Dylan’s song, “You Gotta Serve Somebody“?

“Choose you this day whom ye will serve” Joshua 24:15 – we choose. Choice is unavoidable. Jesus said in Matthew 6:24, No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Mammon doesn’t have to be money – it can be anything that takes us away from God, that is substituted instead of God. And true happiness, true fulfillment, is only to be found when we live according to God’s will, as laid out clearly – it never changes – in the Bible.

Finally, in The New Intellectual, Ayn Rand wrote, “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave who blanks out the truth in order to pretend that no choice or values exist, who is willing to sit out the course of any battle, willing to cash in on the blood of the innocent or to crawl on his belly to the guilty, who dispenses justice by condemning both the robber and the robbed to jail, who solves conflicts by ordering the thinker and the fool to meet each other halfway.

“In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit. In that transfusion of blood which drains the good to feed the evil, the compromiser is the transmitting rubber tube . . .

“When men reduce their virtues to the approximate, then evil acquires the force of an absolute, when loyalty to an unyielding purpose is dropped by the virtuous, it’s picked up by scoundrels—and you get the indecent spectacle of a cringing, bargaining, traitorous good and a self-righteously uncompromising evil.”

Let’s all make consistently better choices. Jeff Olson wrote, “There are two kinds of habits: those that serve you, and those that don’t. Any time you see what looks like a breakthrough, it is always the end result of a long series of little things, done consistently over time.”

Robin Elliott

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Are Your Business/Sales Statistics Correct?

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Accurate ratios, statistics, and other numbers are essential to a well run, profitable business or sales career. Salespeople and entrepreneurs are really good at skewing our own numbers and even hiding them from our busines partners and salespeople. We tend to be impatient, put all our eggs in one basket, get our emotions involved, or simply measure the wrong things. And if you don’t measure correctly, you can’t manage correctly.

I read the following on LinkedIn:

“During World War II, the Navy tried to determine where they needed to armor their aircraft to ensure they came back home. They ran an analysis of where planes had been shot up and came up with this. Obviously, the places that needed to be up-armored are the wingtips, the central body, and the elevators. That’s where the planes were all getting shot up. Abraham Wald, a statistician, disagreed. He thought they should better armor the nose area, engines, and mid-body.

“Which was crazy, of course. That’s not where the planes were getting shot. Except Mr. Wald realized what the others didn’t. The planes were getting shot there too, but they weren’t making it home. What the Navy thought it had done was analyze where aircraft were suffering the most damage.

“What they had actually done was analyze where aircraft could suffer the most damage without catastrophic failure. All of the places that weren’t hit? Those planes had been shot there and crashed. They weren’t looking at the whole sample set, only the survivors.”

Jim Rohn said that we should measure our success by what we have sowed instead of what we have reaped, which is partly true; I am apt to suppose that fishing in a drum of sardines is a less efficient form of sowing that dropping your line into one containing salmon. Demographics, past experience, a changing world, our competition, and our sales teams’ training, the tools they have, and the way we manage them all come into play.

During a feedback session with my salespeople, I read their reports and then picked up the phone and randomly started calling those who were reported as having been called upon in full view of all the salespeople. That was the end of false reporting and hence skewed statistics. When I cut my beard off, my sales doubled. This has been my experience with every one of my salespeople and Distributors who removed their facial hair. Little things can mean a lot.

Making the sales, only to have the ball dropped along the way by the administration, production, delivery, or some other department will also skew future sales and referrals ratios. Monitoring calls and using cameras to review customer service, delivery, upselling, and other physical and verbal aspects of one’s business will reveal a lot and allow one to measure more.

Outside sales training and consulting help a lot because they tend to remove the fear or disrespect of known personalities, cast a new perspective, uncover previously hidden or ignored aspects, and measure more accurately. Many business owners and salespeople fear and avoid customer feedback, and yet it is very useful when the source is anonymous. We know that referrals enjoy a far higher closing ration than cold calling and are much more profitable sources of business than expensive advertising and random pitches. So customer feedback, testimonials, and referral numbers and rewards should be built into your systems.

The cleanliness of your store, shop, uniforms, and vehicles, your personal grooming – everything about you and your business, especially your signage, as well as the use of coupons, vouchers, gifts, commissions and rewards for referred business, profit sharing, altered business hours, specials – many things can make a huge difference to your bottom line, but it must be measured to know if it works or not. And many small increases can add up to a big difference.

Robin Elliott

Poison Doesn’t Have An Expiry Date

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A whore is a whore in any situation, at any age, and at any time in history, as is a mercenary, a traitor, a collectivist, a God-hater, a pedophile, a prostitute, and a politician. Greed, envy, lust, lies, pride, addiction, fascism, perversion – poison doesn’t have an expiry date; it just changes its mask or its name over time; it masquerades as social justice, kindness, acceptance, tolerance, or diversity,  but it’s still the same poison, just as marijuana and cocaine are called by different names.

When one considers how few people read good books these days, when you observe the media/propaganda the average person chooses to consume, and when you see whom they learn from, it’s no wonder dysgenics is firmly rooted in our society and that socialism, perversion, and corruption have taken over our Western governments. Our banks and big businesses are predators. We are fed lies in the shape of statistics regarding inflation, the price of gold, and the states of our nations.

US Members of Congress become multimillionaires on a salary of $170,000.  People who stood up against the Clintons and threatened to reveal their crimes were murdered. This is nothing new, it has been going on since time began. Christianity has been divided and distorted since the time of Christ and Galatianism, and the Muslim “religion of peace” has always been the same bloodthirsty, sick and dangerous political system.

When you read good books, you get to choose your company, learn from the best brains in history and the present day, get an historical and philosophical overview and understanding of the way things are working in the present day and what the outcome is likely to be, avoid assholes and grow spiritually, intellectually, and philosophically whenever you wish and to the extent you desire.

Any intelligent person who genuinely wishes to understand today’s world should have at least read the Bible, “1984,” “Atlas Shrugged,” “The Fountainhead,” “The True Believer” by Eric Hofer, and “Animal Farm” to have a clear perspective of what is going on and the extent of our present predicament. We can learn from very smart people.

Eventually, we learn to identify clues as to who the person is behind the mask, what the organization is really all about, and what the risk factors really are.

I only had to observe what happened in Africa and in countries in other parts of the world when the Whites left to know that I should leave Rhodesia and then South Africa: it was obvious that the countries would collapse into socialism, corruption, poverty,  White genocide, and general violence and crime when savages with an average IQ of 70 took over trying to run the place.

And so we inevitably come to the place where we ask, “What can I do?” Having identified and avoided drinking the government Kool-Aid/poison, we can learn and help others like Viktor Frankl has by writing “Man’s Search for Meaning.” We can preach and teach the truth. And we can prepare financially and physically for what is obviously going to befall us. We can move to places that are less likely to self-destruct, or that will at least take longer to do so than the place we are in. We can learn and build strong relationships. We can become unattached, lean and mean.

But, most importantly of all, we can strengthen our relationship with Christ. This will be the best support and help by far in any circumstances in the future. It will reveal poison and help us avoid it as we become familiar with the Bible and God’s plan for us.

Relying on one particular church to interpret the Bible and God’s will is extremely dangerous because we know that many churches are, in fact, compromised, delusional, and corrupted and teach incorrect interpretations of Christianity. One only has to consider the cults and the pedophilia that is rampant in the Roman Catholic Church to know this.

Dig the well before you thirst, and don’t drink the poison.

Robin Elliott

Why They Hope Against Hope: The Delusion of Reprieve

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Years ago, a friend of mine was addicted to gambling, and he had already mortgaged his wife’s house to the hilt without her knowledge; she was under the impression that she was living mortgage free. When I spoke to him about his dire situation and the debts he owed to dangerous money lenders, he simply told me that he would win on the horses that day.

In Viktor Frankl’s excellent book, Man’s Search for Meaning, he writes, “In psychiatry, there is a certain condition known as delusion of reprieve. The condemned man, immediately before his execution, gets the illusion that he might be reprieved at the very last minute. No one could yet grasp the fact that everything would be taken away. All we possessed, literally, was our naked existence.”

Frankl was writing about his experience in Auschwitz; he was among the prisoners who had just arrived at concentration camps. These prisoners firmly believed that they themselves would not be murdered and mistreated, even though they were familiar with the camps’ reputations.

White South Africans, in spite of overwhelming evidence and personal experience, succumb to the illusion that they will not be thrown out of their homes and murdered in the streets. “It won’t happen to me” – in spite of the fact that friends and perhaps family have been attacked, robbed, possibly raped or murdered. And so they believe things will turn around; Trump will save them, or a new black President will somehow, impossibly, be different from all his predecessors since Mandela, unlike most African dictators, or that “something” will happen.
This is a natural self-defense mechanism kicking in – denial, delusion, ignoring hard facts, searching for flimsy evidence to support the remote possibility of their hopes.
What is the solution? Many can’t get out of the country for various reasons – they’re too old, too sickly, too poor, too White to qualify as immigrants or even refugees in most liberal/cultural Marxist western countries – the Liberal Canadian government has already told White, Christian South African refugee claimants that they’re all racist, White supremacists.
Others are simply too greedy to leave their wealth behind and flee, or too timid, so they risk seeing their wives and children raped and tortured to death in front of them like thousands of others, just because they’re White, and they cling desperately to their delusion of reprieve and wait.
This applies to many people in many situations. My purpose here is not to point fingers at White South Africans who face death on a daily basis – I have elderly sisters there – but to have us all ask ourselves how this might apply to us. What are we avoiding, potentially at great cost? Are we living in denial regarding any matters or developing situations, rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic? Getting old is one of the things people like to avoid thinking about and preparing for, just as we like to avoid the subject of our deaths – the one certain thing in life.
The solution in life is to regularly talk with an objective person who cares about you and is “outside your box.” We all need perspective, we all need wakeup calls, motivation, suggestions, ideas, insights, and then to TAKE any REMEDIAL ACTION you can.
My wife and I met with our accountant today for insights about financial options we have, and he provided valuable information that will save us a lot of money and light our way. He’s a CPA and  CA, so he knows whereof he speaks.
Finally, our guide through it all should be the Bible – the Word of God. One can’t go wrong when we earnestly seek God leading and guidance by His Holy Spirit. Here’s God’s Prescription for Worry.
Robin Elliott

Memento Mori

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Memento Mori is Latin for “Remember that you will die.” As a victorious Roman Generals paraded triumphantly through the streets of Rome to much fanfare, a slave would whisper in his ear, “Remember thou art mortal.”

Whether at a moment of great triumph like the Roman general or wallowing in the depths of despair, we will do well to remember that nobody lives forever, and we should want to shuffle off this mortal coil without guilt, die strong and proud; we should maintain an eternal perspective. We are mortals, and we can make good or bad choices. My hardest choice was forgiving people until I learned three things. Knowing something intellectually and really understanding it is different.

I learned and understood the sacrifice and grace afforded me by Christ and His undeserved forgiveness, I understood how much I needed to be forgiven by other people, and I understood that the easiest way to forgive is to sincerely pray for those individuals who have hurt us.

The Buddha said that not forgiving people is like holding a burning coal in your hand. He was right. To be truly free mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, we need to forgive, and, in some cases, ask for others forgiveness. Do this for your own sake as well as for the sake of others. It doesn’t mean you need to associate with them, do business with them, or make yourself vulnerable to them again – after all, you’re not stupid, so don’t let mindless spirituality override your common sense – but it is a means to clear your heart and mind and spirit.

Life is short. Prepare for your death. Own good life insurance, make your will, prepay your funeral, get your things in order so that you’re not a burden to those left behind. Set them free from your issues, your debts, your problems. Don’t inflict guilt on them. Guilt, like jealousy, resentment, anger, and greed destroys people, breaks them down, weakens them in every way.

Be free – do the right thing. It’s hard when you start praying for the individuals that have hurt you but remember the words, “Lord, I believe – help Thou mine unbelief.” All you need to do is to start praying for them, and it gets progressively easier and more sincere with repetition. It takes both courage and common sense to be obedient to God; after all, it’s for our own good.

Robin Elliott