Of Labor Unions and Political Parties – The Demise

Labor unions rose to prominence in the US in the early 20th century and, while my history is superficial at best, the conventional wisdom (as taught to us by our government indoctrination centers) holds that mean, greedy capitalists exploited the workers for so long and to such a point that workers banded together in ‘unions’ to negotiate collectively as one unit for better working conditions and wages. 

Fast forward 150 years and where do we find ourselves? Labor union membership rolls are at an historic low. But why? Over time, we would have expected Labor Unions to only grow in power but the opposite has happened. How did this happen?

Well, one could identify any number of causes for this (and I’m sure they exist and have been enumerated elsewhere), but I’d like to lay the credit at the feet of the interconnectedness of the Internet Age. I propose that this social connection has been a significant contributing factor in balancing the labor/capital equation without the need for union thugs and strikes.  And, no, I don’t mean to say that posting on Facebook has led to a workers’ paradise. 

Instead, I am saying that it has been the technology and the way our civilizationn uses it that has allowed information to flow much easier and faster than ever before. This flow of information has served to unite the American people in ways we, and the Labor Unions, never expected. It turns out that EVERYBODY, Democrats and Republicans alike, enjoy watching cute puppy videos and men getting kicked in the balls. Who knew?

But in addition to us laughing at the same viral videos as we surf YouTube, this free flow of information also appears to have bolstered the very compromised and controlled ‘free market’ of capital and labor that government intervention has perverted for special needs, carve outs and tax breaks.  Stated another way, it appears that information has filled the gap that true supply/demand would have satisfied naturally to balance the economic equation. This has allowed workers and capitalists alike to ‘work around’ the huge thumb that special interest has placed on the scales of the free market.

Similar to the death of Unions, another system that is similarly falling apart is the political party system. People are now seeing that the American political dualopoly that we have known for so long has morphed into a monopoly of political action and aim; some call it “The Uniparty.” This monolithic political force, dominated by octegenarian criminal dynasties, no longer serve the greater good and quite possibly never did. While this realization may have come in fits and starts over the last few decades, We the people (D’s and R’s) are now reminded on a daily basis that we are political orphans left to fend for ourselves with few resources and zero political representation.

But all is not lost!

Is it possible that allegiance to a Political Party has come to the end of its usefulness just as Labor Union membership evaporated over the last decade?

I posit that it is becoming more and more obvious that political unions (aka ‘parties’) are in danger of the same obsolescence that labor unions are experienced. And what is fostering this obsolescence? The rise of the Information Age and the free flow of information.

We now live in a time where the half-life of a ‘narrative’ (aka ‘lie’) is now measured in hours where before a lie told for political expediency and control could live for decades. There was never such a thing as a fact checker until the Information Age and the danger it posed to the narrative crafters who rule over us.

And because of this free flow of facts, counter-facts and cat videos, we are also able to associate with people who share our values. We can now define those values and interests to a level of specificity that has never been seen before.

Political parties were intended to be ‘big tents’ that brought together many disparate viewpoints in the hopes of cobbling together a majority. But now we are no longer required to hold our nose and lay in bed with constituents and special interests that do not share our values. This is hugely powerful!

And what are we discovering as this occurs? That those special interests WERE NEVER much of a majority within the ‘big tent’ after all. We were.

So take heart, the days of the dualopolistic political party game we have endured for so long is on its way out and will suffer the same fate as the thuggish labor unions.

And just for good measure, we are abandoning unions and political parties who do not share our values for the same reason we are abanodoning businesses that have betrayed their customers; they have demonstrated that they see us only as cows to be milked for our financial resources.

This is why I created the BreathEasy app: to assist Woke businesses on their journey to Broke.

Download the BreathEasy app today and vote DOWN woke businesses who hate us and vote UP patriot businesses who share our values! Every vote you make is the start of a boycott or buycott. It’s time to start creating the economy we’ve always wanted.


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

Narcissism’s Stolen Valor

I recently watched a very short but very interesting interview with Dr. Jordan Peterson which spoke of human nature, charity and the natural human desire to improve one’s situation in life. His hypothetical, which I provide below, echoes my own observations when it comes to ‘The Homeless Problem’ and why it will never be solved using charity and good feelings.

Dr. Peterson presented a scenario which comprised two people; let’s call them George and Gracey.  In this hypothetical, George is given $100 and Gracey is given none. As part of the deal to keep the $100, George must give some portion of it away to Gracey. If Gracey accepts George’s offer, they both get the money. But if Gracey declines George’s offer of free money, neither George nor Gracey receive anything.

So George must give Gracey enough to entice her to accept an offer, but not so much that it acts counter to his own self-interest. So the question for George is: What is the minimum amount that Gracey will accept? Pretty interesting, no?

According to Dr. Peterson, when test subjects are given this hypothetical, most ‘Georges’ give their ‘Graceys’ approximately 50% of the money; typically between 49% and 51%. Seems reasonable, right?

Well, up to this point, both George and Gracey are similar, if not completely equal, in their financial position. But what if George were rich and Gracey was poor? What would happen then?

When the economic standing of George exceeds Gracey’s (i.e. George is ‘rich’ and Gracey is ‘poor’) the likelihood of Poor Gracey accepting Rich George’s offer of a 50/50 split drops. Remember, there is no obligation on Poor Gracey’s part to accept the offer; she is refusing free money. 

But the reverse is not true.

What if it is Poor Gracey that is given $100 and she must split it with Rich George?

The research showed that George will accept literally any offer even one as low as $1. Further in the research, George rationalizes his acceptance of so paltry an amount by stating that any free money, regardless of the amount, improves his situation generally, such is his thinking. Darn interesting research into Human motivations and value hierarchies, wouldn’t you say?

Rich George based his threshold for accepting or rejecting Poor Gracey’s offer based on the objective value to his well-being. But Poor Gracey based her threshold, not on any relative improvement in her own situation that the amount might provide, but instead on the value to George!

My Personal, Real-Life Example in West Africa

Once upon a time, I worked in West Africa. One day, as I drove through a small town, I came upon a busy intersection without any traffic controls (stop lights, etc.). But, standing in the middle of this busy intersection, I spied a young, entrepreneurial, one-armed man who had taken it upon himself to direct traffic for tips. 

Yes, you read that right. A one – armed African was directing traffic to earn his daily bread. He signaled to drivers to stop, signaled to drivers to proceed. Some drivers heeded his direction, others ignored him (TIA, after all). But during the entire time that I watched, traffic flowed relatively smoothly and this guy was making money.  And I can tell you unequivocally, His one remaining arm was getting a real workout!

I had never seen such a thing and all I could do was sit in awe and marvel. By any standard in the West, these drivers were poor and yet they were giving this man their spare change.

Of course, as you might imagine, I compared THIS unemployed African to homeless Americans I see at intersections doing nothing more than holding a sign and literally begging. This man, in the middle of Africa invented a job for himself and was making it work.

Well, so impressed was I at this man’s entrepreneurship, I quickly looked in the truck for whatever change I might have handy and, as I passed through the intersection, I readily handed him that change; he had earned it.

But, as I slowly drove through the intersection to hand him 100% of my last remaining change, he looked at it and threw it all away.  Yup. He saw me drive pass, saw that I was a Rich White Man and judged my tip. So poorly did he regard my tip that he threw it in the bushes. I had just witnessed Dr. Peterson’s experiment play out in real life.

Which brings us to the ‘homeless problem’ here in the United States.

How can it be that any homeless exist anywhere in the U.S. with so many programs, missions, charities, etc? Why don’t these solutions ‘solve’ the homeless problem?

I have come to the very real conclusion that these well-meaning, but naïve, solutions do not and cannot solve anything, they only provide grist for the narcissism mill.

There are three primary reasons for Portland’s failure to solve their Homeless Problem, and it has nothing to do with not spending enough money:

  1. Homeless programs provide emotional cover to donors and is the very definition of ‘virtue signaling.’ Giving money to charities or to ‘homeless’ people on the street give people the feeling that they somehow helped. People derive their own sense of self-worth by these ‘good works.’ It is a Leftist’s version of the consumerist’s ‘Keeping Up With The Jones’s.’ The irony here is that these ‘good works’ do nothing but exacerbate the problem.  “Don’t Feed the Bears or Homeless”
  2. Significant industries have arisen to service this segment of the population and because of this, there is no financial incentive to actually solve the problem.  It very much is a Buggy Whip problem. I’d wager that if I invented an instant cure for drug addiction, I’d be assassinated by hitmen from St. Vincent De Paul. And, most importantly,
  3. Human nature absolutely requires that an individual always look to improve his situation regardless of where he resides on the socio-economic range. Just as a rich man seeks to accumulate wealth, so too does a poor man also seek to accumulate wealth; it’s only a question of scale. This means that no city or charity can stop begging by giving beggars money, or housing or Ferraris or Fords. If a beggar has $20, he will always want $21. There is no remedy that makes a Human content with his current state.

Charities are not in the problem-solving business. Charities are in the money-raising business. They are only acting in their own self-interest to continue their enterprise and many cities and individual donors are all too happy to support them in this fruitless work. 

Narcissism is a mighty powerful drug. 

I’m doing something! I’m a hero!”

R. Altomare
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Never Go Against a Communist When Fraud Is On the Line

h/t The Princess Bride

The House recently passed a piece of legislation the other day called “The Parents Bill of Rights Act” (HR 5).  Among other things, the bill is intended to outline the rights parents have while their children attend government schools.  These ‘rights’ include the requirement to provide parents with reading lists and books available at the school library as well as publicly posting curriculum for review.  The bill passed 213 to 208 with five Republicans voting against the measure. They were:

Matt Gaetz


Andy Biggs


Ken Buck


Matthew Rosendale and


Michael Lawler

Considering his track record, I was most surprised at Matt Gaetz’s vote against this legislation.  Here is a link to him explaining his vote on the Charlie Kirk Show.


To summarize, Rep. Gaetz provided the only Constitutionally sound argument against legislation that outlines a parent’s rights over their childrens’ education:

It’s none of the Federal Government’s business

The only ironic piece of the entire episode was how AOC went completely off the deep end in her own shallow response when she labelled parental rights over their own children’s education as ‘fascist.’


These ignoramuses (AOC as its chief-ette) simply have no sense of scale or measure. Literally every attempt to advocate for an idea that goes against their ideology is ‘fascist’ or ‘racist’ or ‘trans-phobic.’  I’m guessing that she must have bought the El Cheapo Thesaurus hoping to save money for her defense of the many ethics complaints lodged against her and she’s now being forced to re-use the same tired, old epithets.  The only thing more useless than a 10-page thesauraus is an avowed Communist with an Economics degree.  Oh, wait…

Now, just as a quick aside, I want to make clear that this legislation should wholly and completely be unnecessary.  There is no authority over a child that supersedes a parent, period. And I fret that we may be committing a mistake with this legislation (and legislation like it such as the “Passenger’s Bill of Rights” for air travel) that by enumerating certain Rights, other rights are excluded by omission. This was a trap the founders avoided by laying out quite specifically that the Rights enumerated in the first 10 amendments of the US Constitution were listed 1) as a limitation on the proposed Federal Government and 2) did not serve to exclude any Natural Rights not necessarily listed in the first 10 amendments.

But the point that needs to be made is that the Communists disagree with the Legislation at all.  They do not believe for a New York Minute that a parent’s authority over their children is absolute. No, these enemies of Liberty believe that you, the sweat of your brow and your children belong to the State. Never forget this.

Our enemy is relentless. Their worldview cannot conceive of any idea or solution that does not result in more power for the State. Such a possibility is utterly incomprehensible to them. They are a dog with a bone; it is all they know, it is all they understand, it is all they want.

But just like dogs, wannabe dictators understand only one thing: a short, sharp shock of a rolled up newspaper to the nose. I have a good feeling that the dogs of our current national discourse are going to get a very much deserved and much-delayed lesson in discipline soon.

When’s Bastille Day?



R. Altomare

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Restrict Act – Expanding Bureaucratic Power

Restrict Act – Expanding Bureaucratic Power

Restrict Act 2023 S. 686

By KrisAnne Hall, Constitutional Attorney


Under the previous “Chevron” judicial precedent Congress granted great power to executive agencies and their department heads.  Deferring to the judgment of unelected bureaucrats, Congress wrote law after law expanding executive agencies’ ability to weild unchecked power. This administrative state has wreaked immeasurable havoc on the liberties of everyday Americans.  Finally, through a series of Opinions, SCOTUS overturned the Chevron precedent and declared that federal agencies must be able to point to specific Congressional authorization for their actions. Courts should be “skeptical,” the decision said, of these agencies’ authority to set broad policy through novel statutory approaches.  SCOTUS moved the pendulum of power back in the direction of the proper Constitutional limits of separation of powers and delegation of powers.

In the alleged fight against the Chinese Communist Party, certain members of Congress through the Restrict Act, will reverse the SCOTUS corrections and push the pendulum back in the direction of arbitrary, unlimited, and unchecked bureaucratic authority.    Apparently certain members of Congress have become comfortable and accustomed to creating dangerous and unlimited power within these ungovernable executive department heads through “novel statutory approaches.”  By authorizing broad executive interpretation, Congress surrenders its own authority to bureaucrats and sidesteps accountability after unleashing these already lawless agencies.

We’ve watched in recent months numerous hearings featuring Congressional representatives attempting to reign in lawless agencies and their leaders. Now they want to empower another executive to wreak havoc across the landscape of American Liberty.  Talk about a disconnect! Why  in the fight against the “enemies” of America do the liberties of Americans always end up in the crosshairs?

The Restrict Act is an eggregious assault on American liberty. It adds unlimited and overbroad authority to the Secretary of Commerce. It secures no true check and balance. It sidesteps due process protections. It creates enormous loopholes which circumvent every constitutional limitation placed upon government. Here are just a few goodies in this new Patriot Act Lite:

  • Gives the government authority over all forms of communication domestic or abroad.
  • Grants powers to “enforce any mitigation measure to address any risk” to national security now and in any “potential future transaction.”
  • Allows the Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Commerce the authority to universally designate new “Foreign Adversaries” without notifying congress.
  • “Foreign Individuals” can now also be US citizens that are deemed a national security threat.
  • Requires a joint resolution of Congress to overturn.
  • Once designated, the bill grants authority to enforce any action deemed necessary to mitigate the threat, with no due process and few limits on punishments.
  • Authorizes $1,000,000 fine, 20 years in prison and forfeiture of everything you own (no due process).
  • Grants unlimited hiring power to positions of enforcement, unlimited funds with little or no review.
  • Immunity from FOIA…(in other words: secret courts, secret searches, secret siezures, secret punishments).

The idea that the Restrict Act is somehow limited to “foreign” threats is just as laughable as when that assertion was made in 2012 when the “Indefinite Detention” provisions were added to the NDAA of 2012 and equally as unbelievable as the “sunset” provisions added to the 2001 Patriot Act that continues to deny the constitutional limits of government 20 years after its legislative sunset was scheduled to take place. It does absolutely NOTHING to affect the Chinese Communist Party but it certainly opens up a vast opportunity to tyrannizes Americans. And all it took was Tik Tok; that’s how easily some will move to shred the Constitution when the right boogey-man comes along.

If passed the Restrict Act will likely plague the Liberties of Americans for generations to come.  We must act now to prevent this violent attack on our Constitution.  Tell your representative to RESIST the Restrict Act.

Sanity in Four Steps

People ask me how it is possible that I can be so calm in the face of current events? No one could argue that I’ve stuck my head in the sand and am ignoring the daily insults to our Liberty. I developed the BreathEasy app to actively combat our rulers’ encroachments on our individual sovereignty at the grassroots level.  And yet, even in spite of the hourly outrages enacted against a Free people, they ask, ‘Rob, what is your secret?’

Over the last several years I’ve created a few simple rules for myself to help me navigate the utterly strange and transformative times we live in today.  For your kind consideration, I’ve written them up for you below. It is my sincerest belief you find value in them.

Rule Number One: It’s ALL lies

This is the foundational principle upon which all other rules are laid. If you can get your mind around the idea that literally everything that we are told are lies, misconceptions or simply incorrect, you will learn to not be so surprised when a new ‘truth’ replaces an old ‘truth.’

We all engage with social media, watch the news or talk with friends and neighbors. Through these channels, we (think) we are learning about the world around us and consider ourselves to be well-informed. But in fact, nothing could be further from the truth.  It’s all wrong, untrue or outright lies. I think Socrates said it best on his deathbed when he (is purportedly to have) said, “I know that I know nothing.”

Or was that Sergeant Schultz?

So what’s a citizen – soldier or keyboard warrior to do when the weapons used against him are not rifles or cannons but information?

I know it’s tempting to believe that your favorite news outlet or social media darling has the inside track on current events, but it simply isn’t so. And when we choose favorite information sources, it becomes nothing more than a “my news is better than your news” competition with no winners leaving us no closer to the ACTUAL Truth.

Sometimes the only way to win is to not play the game and remove your pieces from the information gameboard altogether. When you refuse to play their game with their rules, you absolutely neuter any weapons levied against you. How do you do this? It’s simple, really.  Simply accept as axiomatic that any information that makes its way to you is curated for your consumption, not your benefit.  It’s ALL Lies…


Rule Number Two: Observation Does Not Require Emotional Investment

Our generation is the most professionally and most efficiently propagandized population in the history of the planet (no exaggeration). Because of this, it behooves us to disarm our enemies from their best and favorite weapon: information.

We are in the midst of a war fought on a battlefield of information. False information is used to dishearten, enflame and divide. Your strategy should then be to deny the enemy of their last and only weapon against you: Your own emotional response.

If you start from the premise that all pieces of information fed to you are outright lies, incomplete or simply not factual (Rule One), it becomes much easier to not allow it to command your emotions. As Humans, we seek out bad news; we absolutely addicted to it.  Sales pitch men know it, politicians know it and our Deep State rulers know it. We must learn to observe events or pieces of information and resist the very human temptation to 1) believe it and 2) react to it.

Observation does not require response or emotional investment.

Rule Number Three: Criminals Gonna Criminal

One of the biggest contributors to our anger is the constant surprise we feel when the politicians do what politicians always do -> Engage in rank corruption to line their own pockets (or worse).

  • Anger comes from surprise.
  • Surprise comes from disappointment.
  • Disappointment comes from the difference between expectations and reality.

You can break this chain by simply removing the premise that expectations will match reality. They won’t and this is especially true in the political sphere. There are so many agendas, vendettas and varying and conflicting interests that we could NEVER understand all the interplay and relationships among them.

I daresay this is a significant reason why so many of our Leftist friends are so angry all the time: they live in the world of “should be” and not as it truly is. They lack the critical thinking and intellectual rigor to recognize that information that exists that is unknown to them;  they believe they know all there is to know and the world around them can be modeled and simulated into perfection. The refuse to account for an individual’s Free Will which confounds their plans to no end (thus requiring their hegemonic control of every aspect of your life).

Stop being surprised when you learn of some new criminality by those in power. By accepting the very simple premise that our government is riven with corruption, your surprise will cease and you will break the chain that leads only to anger.


Rule Number Four: Participate

A key cause of hopelessness is a lack of agency. Stated another way, people become hopeless when they believe they can’t win or get ahead; that the cards are stacked against them and the game is rigged. People lose hope because they feel powerless to change things, however wrong that may be. The antidote to this hopelessness is to simply participate in the fight at whatever level you are able.

No grand gestures or actions are necessarily required to participate either! I know that we here in the trenches look up and see the heavy hitters in the Great Cause and think to ourselves, “I could never do that.” But just remember, all those podcasts, videos, interviews, speeches, television appearances, etc. are merely the White Swan floating along the water. Yes, it’s beautiful but the real action is occurring below the waterline. We 99% are literally the White Swan’s webbed feet furiously paddling just under the surface that go completely unseen.  But those webbed feet are what propels the Swan. 

Understand that your participation, at whatever level you can manage, propels the Great Cause’s White Swan and helps sustain your hope through these times that Try a Man’s Soul. My small contribution to our Effort was the creation of the BreathEasy app to help build the parallel economy.  YOUR small contribution could be as small as simply using the BreathEasy app and, by your efforts, incrementally create the larger whole, one vote at a time. We are strongest when we are united. The BreathEasy network builds that unity.

Your participation creates agency for yourself. Your agency creates hope for yourself and others. Your hope will sustain you in the dark days that are yet ahead of us.

We will outlast our enemies.

We will demolish the old normal.

We will free ourselves from the bondage we never knew we suffered



R. Altomare
Founder, BreathEasy
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Ignorance is Dangerous

I don’t know Diana Guthe, but I despise her.

How is it possible to be so narcissistic and lack self-awareness at the same time?  The mind boggles!

Let me explain. 

I ran across a social media post the other day by this person and her ignorant self-righteousness was so horrendous, I could not let it pass without comment.

Ms. Guthe’s post is of a selfie taken on an airplane with the following comment:

“I no longer mask everywhere. I avoid most large gatherings, choose outdoors whenever possible & assess indoor spaces on basis of density/ventilation. I also consider date of last booster (Novavax 3 wks ago). I continue to mask on planes and anywhere else I consider higher risk”

Are you kidding me? Is this woman bragging?

This woman arrogates for herself the ‘right to choose’ on where and when she wears a mask and actually brags about the many variables she takes into consideration when making her choice.

What she fails to see (and never will) was that she spent 2 years screaming at the unmasked, yelling at us that we were killing people by our choice to ‘assess indoor spaces’ and choose for ourselves that our risk was nil.

This harpy is of the same ilk who would deny you due process on Monday and then demand due process for herself on Tuesday.

To borrow a line from the left’s autistic global – warming darling puppet of the moment, “How dare you.”

How dare this harridan claim for herself the same right to ‘assess’ and choose that she denied us just a few short months ago. 

And here’s the kicker! She sees absolutely no problem in her statements.  In this woman’s mind, it’s perfectly acceptable to deny an individual’s sovereignty and a few short months later declare herself ‘smarter than thou’ and make the exact same choices you made three years ago.

Diane Guthe, I don’t know you, but you can go F yourself.


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

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Doctor’s Orders!

The World Didn’t Change, We Did

I visited the doctor this week. Nothing serious, but thanks for asking.

I only bring this up because it is so unusual; I NEVER go to the doctor. I avoid doctors like, well, like the plague.

And if our collective experience over the last couple years is any evidence, I’d say my longstanding strategy to avoid ‘medical professionals’ turned out to be well founded.  I predict when I am 236 years old, someone will ask me what my secret to long life was and I will tell them, “Eat your veggies, have a glass of wine with dinner and avoid all doctors!”

Regardless, I needed to refill a very minor (and my only) prescription which had run out recently. Complicating this very boring situation was the fact that I never bothered to pick a new doctor when I moved from the People’s Republic of Portland to Free Florida over two years ago. Time to find a new doctor!

Now don’t think for a second that I had somehow forgotten our collective experience with the ‘medical’ industry over the last 3 years. Images of professionally choreographed (by whom?) dancing nurses bounced through my head as I made the temporary concession to see a ‘doctor’ to refill my small 8-dollar prescription. And when I finally landed on a ‘doctor’ to visit, trust me, my skepticism was on high alert.

I have to say that, considering our shared experiences of illegal mask mandates, combative businesses and the imprisonment of patriots for insisting on the ‘my body, my choice’ precedent to refuse medical mandates, I have to say that I was a little apprehensive as I walked up to the medical office building for my appointment that day! I simply didn’t know what to expect.

Remember: I hadn’t visited a doctor in three years.  I simply didn’t know if the off-Broadway Dancing Nurse troupe and Mask Mandate Enforcement Brigade that guarded the front desk would scream at my beautifully unmasked face and order me, without authority, to don a paper face diaper or require some other useless ritual just to see the Great and Magnificent ‘doctor.’

And it was for this reason I built the BreathEasy app in the first place.  BreathEasy gives patriots the ability to flag woke businesses so that OTHER patriots will know beforehand to avoid them. BreathEasy is our tool to starve the beast of our hard – earned dollars and build the parallel economy one BreathEasy vote at a time.

Unfortunately for me, nobody had voted on any medical establishments in my area yet! So, I had the honor of being the advance guard to test the waters for my fellow patriots nearby. And, yes, I opened the BreathEasy app and voted!

Here’s the good news: Nobody accosted my beautiful, unmasked face. There were no Karens calling the police nor were there any minimum wage guards handing me a paper slave muzzle; I was able to enter the building and ride the elevator to the doctor’s office in peace. It almost felt like 2019 in there.  Almost…

But here’s the bad news: I am over 50 which I presume is some sort of milestone age in medical circles. As soon as I walked in, I felt like a limping wildebeest separated from the herd just waiting to get billed into oblivion by these hyenas of the medical Serengeti. And when the ‘doctor’ finally met me (for the first time) in the examination room, he could barely contain his excitement at his dumb luck of getting an over-50 male with good insurance.

Unfortunately for him, I am in excellent health. I eat right, I am not overweight, I go to the gym 4 times a week and I have a brain in my head. But that didn’t stop the Pfizer Pitchman!  As he entered the examination room, his first words to me were, “You’re 50! You’re halfway done!”

This is the man I am supposed to entrust my longevity to???

I swear to God, I should have walked out right then…

After a few very perfunctory questions, this ‘doctor’ began prescribing all manner of blood tests, probes, medications, cameras and scopes to be inserted in all the most inconvenient of places.  And all this happened in the first 10 minutes of the very first visit with absolutely ZERO medical records to inform his ‘professional opinion’ (remember, I don’t go to doctors, so no records). I swear I saw two tiny $’s in the pupils of his eyes as he entered the tiny examination room.

Get this: One of the medications he prescribed was an acid reflux medication.  And when I told him, “I don’t have acid reflux” do you know what he said? He said, “You may have reflux without even realizing it, it’s just best to get you on this medication now.”

Wow. It really was 2019 in there. Did I suddenly have ‘Asymptomatic Acid Reflux??’ Did he honestly think he could peddle the same lines that worked before the recent COVID unpleasantness?

So at the end of the appointment, this doctor had signed me up for two exploratory procedures, a litany of blood tests, prescribed an unnecessary medication and recommended yet another ‘injectable’ medication that he called a ‘cure’ but, when pressed, revealed that the ‘cure’ wears off after a few months! My God, this guy was swinging for the fences, wasn’t he?

Finally on the other side of this medical minefield and on my way out the door, I paid my co-pay and just got the hell out of there; I felt dirty. I had brushed up against medical corruption and every fiber in my being screamed, ‘run away!’

In the days following this appointment, I replayed the episode in my mind and I realized something. This ‘doctor’ wasn’t to blame; he was doing the only thing he knew how to do: prescribe drugs. This had ALWAYS been the system we lived under and which we all suspected to some degree or another. It’s just that it had become undeniable now.  ‘Horse de-wormer,’ anyone?

And then I realized the most important thing: the system hadn’t changed, it had always been thus. It was I who had changed. 

Look, our shared experience worldwide has changed ALL of us and how we perceive the world we were born into. No longer do we trust authority blindly like we did before. We are skeptical, we are questioning, we are distrustful of the organs of authority positioned over us. And this applies in the political realm just as much as the medical. These ‘authority figures’ sold their credibility on the alter of tyranny and compliance and it will be decades before they get it back. They mistakenly believed that their success was measured in dollars when in fact, it is measured in trust.

But the good news is that we see it now! Collectively, we now look at modern doctors as co-opted, corrupt salesmen for an industry who has no interest in curing us at all.

Granted, some of us came to this conclusion decades ago, but many of us have only realized it recently.  These latecomers to this realization are watching their friends, relatives and acquaintances drop dead from a ‘safe and effective’ injection cruelly called a ‘vaccine.’ They are joining our ranks daily.

I foresee a drastically different future for the medical profession after all the damage they’ve done to themselves. I predict the medical profession will regress towards what it does best: setting bones and prescribing chicken soup. And to this I say, “GOOD!” How many medications do we take to counteract the side effects of yet other drugs? Isn’t it just smarter to avoid the Merry Go ‘Round of side-effects treatment altogether?

And, in case you were wondering: I filled the one little prescription I needed and cancelled all the rest.

Patriot, we, together, have awakened to the true nature of the forces arrayed against us on a myriad of fronts. It is incumbent upon us to change the game and write new rules for ourselves. We are no longer ignorant participants in our own slaughter. We are taking charge.

Welcome to the New World, Neo.


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

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P.S. If anyone out there knows of a patriot doctor in the North Florida area who respects their patients, please drop me a line. I’m in the market…

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Toxic Masculinity and Feminism’s Great Lie

I recently ran across a video of Dr. Jordan Peterson taking questions from an audience on a college campus when a young woman asked Dr. Peterson what his solution to ‘toxic masculinity’ was. Before responding to her question, Dr. Peterson asked her to define the term. He claimed he wanted to ensure he was accurate in his response. That being said, I am 99% positive that Peterson did this simply because he knew she couldn’t. And he was right.
She stuttered, she faltered, her face went blank. As I watched her trip over herself trying to answer an unanswerable question, it hit me:
In the micro, not only was this mal-informed woman unable to define a term she herself just used and it was damn funny to watch her struggle. He stopped her premise in its tracks by one simple question.
But in the macro, her inability to define her own term implies a larger truth: that Toxic Masculinity doesn’t exist at all except as a limp rhetorical bludgeon to hammer away at the values of Western Civilization (ironically which includes universities, ffs). It’s a term that feminists simply cry out like ‘racist!’ or ‘bigot!’ or ‘homophobe!’ but never think very deeply about.
But why?
Leftist women have come to believe through unending feminist brainwashing since birth that, among other ill-founded tropes, what defines a man somehow resides within a framework defined completely in feminine terms. This is wrong on its face. Men and women are different animals. I believe John Gray once made a tiny fortune explaining this little nugget of wisdom.
This is why I laugh when women decry the double standard between men and women regarding their sexual histories: Yes, Virginia, there IS a double standard. The standards are different because men and women, and the expectations placed upon them since 10,000 B.C., are different.
Not to put too fine a point on things, but Feminism, feminists and those who pull their strings have lied to women for generations. It is only now that many women are waking up to their lie, which is extremely gratifying to watch.
Now, as I was creating the first draft of this essay and almost as if on cue, I received a letter from a woman who attempted to silence my masculine and unafraid manner of expression and cage it within her feminine framework. The irony here is that feminists HATE femininity but are all too willing to attack maleness being expressed in a masculine way.
I present her letter, unedited, to illustrate my point:
I’m a patriot and a fan of KrisAnne Hall who has info about your app on her website. So, I was interested in reading your ‘Articles’ on her website. I’m a Judeo-Christian and a US Patriot. While I do believe your app is a good idea and was initially interested in downloading it, I don’t appreciate you calling people ‘assholes’ and degrading people for their not being a Patriot. I strongly believe in what the Bible teaches us about ‘loving your neighbor’ and ‘loving your enemies’. We should beat our enemies through kindness, doing what is right in God’s eyes which He teaches us in His Word, and following our US Constitution, Declaration of Independence and local laws. We should not stoop down to the enemy’s (Satan) level with ‘name calling’ or making fun of them. We should state the facts without colorful commentary which is what our spiritual enemy (Satan) uses. I hope you have a blessed day.
Please allow me to retort (h/t Sam Jackson):
First, what the hell is a ‘Judeo-Christian??’ Do Judeo-Christians go to church or synagogue? I mean, holy hell. Does she really think we’re all this stupid to take this statement and let it pass? Spoiler alert, yes. Yes, she DOES believe you’re that stupid.
Secondly: I don’t believe for a second that this person is a patriot, nor that she values Liberty or Freedom. Instead, it is my very strong conviction that she is an enemy of Liberty and is attempting to cloak herself in the trappings of our movement to hide this fact. Yes, she uses all the buzzwords like “Constitution” and “patriot” but these are merely tropes to falsely establish her patriot bona fides. She might as well tell me how un-racist she is because of all the black friends she has. There are other little indicators in her letter that give away her game and reveal her true thinking, but I’ll keep those to myself.
And I’ll tell you right now that these toothless wolves in sheep’s clothing are exceedingly easy to spot if you’re paying attention. Any time someone is about to lay some bullshit on you, they always preface it with why their opinion matters more than yours. There is a loose script that all good communists follow, and they even use it when their different victim segments are squabbling among themselves! This woman’s email is no different.
The script goes like this: “Yeah, well, as a [insert victim label here], I’m uniquely positioned to tell you that you’re wrong and you’re not allowed to have a different opinion because you’re not a [insert victim label here] like me!
If you read closer in this person’s email above, you’ll notice she uses this script no less than three times! Consider the following:
First she establishes her bona fides (sheep’s clothing):
  • “I’m a patriot and fan of KrisAnne Hall…”
  • “I’m a Judeo-Christian (sic)…”
  • “I believe your app is a good idea…”
And now she makes her argument (the toothless wolf’s bite):
  • “I don’t appreciate…”
  • “We should beat our enemies through kindness…”
  • “We should not stoop down…”
Ronna McDaniel, is that you? I think we have all learned now that we are at war and invocations to respond with limp wrists, comity and losing strategies are long invalidated. Which makes this person’s letter all the more interesting.
The tactic that the letter’s author advocates (comity and being ‘above the fray’) are exactly what the RINOs would have us do. I’m going to go out on a limb here and estimate that this person is NOT a dyed-in-the-wool communist, but rather a Never-Trumping, RINO foot soldier (The NeoCon’s Antifa, as it were) who noticed my presence on a previously identified target of the regime (KrisAnne Hall) and took me as a target of opportunity. No dice, sister. I see you.
Secondly, this person attempts to leverage what she assumes as my Faith against me (Saul Alinsky would be proud) but fails. She parrots platitudes such as ‘love thy neighbor’ to strong arm me into weakness. Understand, dear reader, that when a RINO, communist or feminist is quoting the bible, it is only meant to neuter your righteous defiance against their tyranny. Rules for Radicals enumerates this specifically:
“Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules.”
Yeah, well, her use of ‘turning the other cheek’ as some form of limp resistance to tyrannical rule is merely an attempt to get Christians to live by our own Book of rules. Unfortunately for her, she was wrong.
You see, our enemies mistakenly believe that Jesus was some sort of sandal-wearing, 30-something hippy preaching rainbows and unicorns that just ran afoul of the power structure 2,000 years ago. I’m no theologian, but while Jesus preached love and forgiveness, he also flipped over moneychanger tables at the temple, didn’t He? If memory serves, didn’t He also recommend that we ‘sell our cloak’ and buy a…what was it He told His followers to buy again? I daresay that Jesus could be a badass when he wanted to be.
The author of this well-timed letter also tells us that we should revere the laws and ‘follow the Declaration of Independence.’ Excuse me? Follow the Declaration of Independence? Are you kidding me? Have you ever heard any patriot utter such nonsense? Only a RINO or communist could be so ignorant and stupidly assume that we are as ignorant as they!
So, no. I think I’m not going to pay much attention to your email, writer. You have been weighed and measured and found wanting. But I DO thank you for helping me illustrate a point I was already making in a very useful and timely fashion.
Our enemy’s desire is to weaken our resolve and they are attempting it both from within and without. One of their tools is the toxic masculinity trope that only masks their hatred for anything truly masculine: the inherent instinct to fight, conquer and protect.
Refuse to accept their premise, dear reader, in all its permutations. Never allow our enemies to define our nature by falsely (and insidiously) applying a feminine metric to our actions that is only meant to weaken you. Stand Fast.
R. Altomare
Founder, BreathEasy
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A Useful Idiot Blows His Cover

They Are Still Out There

As many of you know, the BreathEasy app has been live since the summer, and we’ve had great success in spreading the word about this new tool in the Patriot’s arsenal to fight tyranny and illegal mandates. As you well know, the BreathEasy app allows its users to vote on businesses on how well they respect your rights. Being a BreathEasy business is an invitation into the Parallel Economy given by the customers’ own votes.

Does a business force their employees to wear a mask?

Are they a leftist organization that supports evil?

Vote them down and spread the word about them. Our votes starve the beast of our hard-earned money and redirect it to businesses who share our values.

For much of the summer as BreathEasy has grown, we haven’t had many detractors at all; everyone instinctively understands the true value of creating a network of likeminded businesses and consumers united by common values. Together we become unstoppable. It’s not a hard concept to explain.

But this week was different. BreathEasy received its first ‘limp shot across the bow’ by one of those useful idiots we saw burning down cities last year in “mostly peaceful protests.”

And just like all domestic enemies and FBI agent provocateurs, he was clothed in the trappings of a Patriot pretending to be interested only in advancing the cause of Liberty.

Unfortunately for him, however, he simply couldn’t hide his simmering hate emblematic of the foot soldiers of despotism. Let’s take a look at his email for your entertainment.

[All typos and profanities left as received. Does spell check not work for Communists?]:

You’re site is supposed to let me vote for shit bag businesses that people need to hear about. When I try to down vote I get a stupid ass message saying- ‘don’t be shy mac, get closer and speak your mind”. WTF is that? I’m trying to speak my mind, and I’ve sent them a detailed breakdown of why they are a piece of shit business! So, does your app work, or not?

Sorry, but I wasted my time signing up and giving you my information, it pisses me off that it doesn’t work.

Dear reader, I can tell you without reservation, this individual was not a Liberty-loving compatriot in the trenches with us fighting for the Rights of Man. This was a basement-dwelling, keyboard-wielding, cheeto-dusted Social Justice ‘Warrior’ attempting to poison the reputations of Patriot businesses by fraudulently downvoting them from the comfort of his mother’s home. And he also gives up the game when he mentions that what he truly regrets is ‘giving me his information.’ He now knows his cover is blown and he is now a known quantity. Our enemies only prosper in the dark and his shield of anonymity has been ripped from him, and he knows it.

Unfortunately for our lazy enemy, he soon discovered that my feet were on Freedom’s Battlefield well before he was born; He failed to account for the fact that I fully recognize that we are at war and, as such, I designed BreathEasy to play both offense and defense.

The BreathEasy app plays offense by taking the fight to the enemy. We will create a united front against illegal mandates and summarily IGNORE them. BreathEasy businesses do not enforce illegal mandates as agents of the government and when a BreathEasy business is targeted by our enemies, the call goes out to the network to render support.

The BreathEasy app plays defense by disallowing the tired tactics of lazy thinkers and fraudulent actors. Today’s most recent useful idiot thought he had an original idea to fraudulently downvote patriot businesses and thereby ruin our network from the inside. He’s optimistic, if not hopelessly naïve.

“These people are stupid.”

They constantly underestimate the unconquerable Human Spirit that is grounded in Liberty and intrinsic to our being. So little research did this mental midget do, that he did not know that BreathEasy users must be physically present at the business to render a vote!

He quickly learned that he must put down his Xbox controller, get off his cigarette-burned couch, dust off the Cheeto crumbs from his scraggly, adolescent ‘beard’ and march his sweatpanted ass down to the Patriot’s place of business to make his Karen voice heard.

Friends, I can tell you that I have received legitimate criticisms from well-meaning patriots that I should loosen up this rule and allow people to vote from home on the internet. These folks are easy to identify as well-intentioned patriots. But just as easily identified are the ‘Insider Threats’ such as the most recent run-in with Antifa’s JV team. I provide this as an object lesson that while BreathEasy is experiencing significant growth and support by our friends, our enemies are not yet vanquished.

Here’s the irony of it all: Sam, the Social Justice Failure attempted to pervert the Patriot Economy’s Ballot Box called BreathEasy just as his ilk have done to the Electoral ballot box with mail-in voting. I swear, there’s not an original thought in the whole bunch.

And, for your reading enjoyment, I provide my reply:

Relax. You must be within 250 feet to vote on the business. This prevents Basement Dwelling, Antifa snowflakes such as yourself from voting maliciously from their couch.

Additionally, you don’t vote from the website, you vote from the app. Or didn’t you know that?

Curious: How is it you sent a ‘detailed breakdown’ of why they are a woke business when the only option is to tag the businesses with prewritten descriptions?

Gosh, is it possible you’re not exactly as you claim?

Quelle Surprise….

Sorry, Mac. You’re gonna have to leave your parent’s basement to do your “damage.”


R. Altomare

Founder, BreathEasy

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PS: While this week’s example of failed adulthood was the first attempt to subvert the BreathEasy App, he certainly wasn’t the first naysayer to appear. Unfortunately, the individual who claims this ignominious title was a former friend that came out of the woodwork who believed that writing anonymously would protect his identity. It didn’t. He was as transparent as Spooky Mulder.

Come now, Mick. You must certainly know by now that there are ‘no more secrets…’


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