Obama Rides A Tiger He Dare Not DismountA Commentary by J. D. Longstreet*****************You may not be aware of it yet, but those of us who have been a part of the information media spotted it right away. I mean, of course, the Democratic Par…
Day of Infamy: A Lesson And A Challenge
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
My personal journey to becoming a conservative began at Pearl Harbor. My philosophy on politics had its birth on the morning of December 7th, 1941.
It was a beautiful Sunday morning in Paradise when ……… ……… ………
Around 8 AM, (70) years ago today, the Japanese swooped in, out of a brilliant blue sky over Hawaii, and bombed the port of Pearl Harbor to smithereens. Much of the muscle of our Navy was destroyed
By midday, over 2,400 Americans were dead, 1,200 more wounded, seven of our finest, largest, and most powerful warships were bombed, torpedoed, and sunk –at anchor in the harbor — while even more were damaged, over 300 American aircraft were bombed, strafed, and destroyed or damaged — while still on the ground — and a plethora of other ships and military facilities were either damaged or wiped-out completely.
“Four days after the Pearl Harbor attack, Italy and Germany declared war on the United States. German submarine attacks commenced on American shipping in the Atlantic. Germans found easy pickings off our East Coast cities at night, as the blaze of city lights silhouetted merchant ships.
… within the coming weeks, American and British bases and territories throughout the Pacific fell — Guam, Wake Island, the Philippines, Singapore, and others (fell). For our nation, each week brought a fresh defeat.” SOURCE: http://www.eagletribune.com/opinion/x2120612176/Editorial-Day-of-Infamy-was-crucible-that-proved-nations-strength/print
It was a terrifying time.
I was seven months old.
In the next four years, as my consciousness grew, I became aware of all the activity around me. I saw soldiers in uniform. I saw my grandmother crying when the telegram came that her baby boy had been “Killed in Action” somewhere in Europe.
And finally, I remember guns being fired into the air, people running through the streets of our little South Carolina town, hugging and kissing each other. I remember folks saying: “It’s over!” And it was. But it left an indelible mark on my family and an even deeper mark on me.
Those first 4 years of my life, the formative years, were experienced under intense stress. I learned the cost of war right from the beginning stages of my life. I lost one uncle, in Belgium (the Ancestral homeland) another was machine gunned through both thighs and lay in a freezing stream in France, all night, until American troops found him the next morning. The icy water of that frozen stream saved his life. He suffered ”shell-shock” (referred to as “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” today) the remainder of his life. A summertime thunderstorm became an instant German artillery barrage. He would race for cover. The flashbacks were ever with him.
Others of my family were in the Pacific fighting the Japanese. They, too, came home with stories of Japanese Kamikaze planes hitting their ships and, in one case, finding the pilot alive. For whatever reason, the plane with the bomb attached, did not explode.
When we could get those veterans to talk, which was not often, I was spellbound by the stories of their experience. I soaked it up like a sponge.
You see, I learned, both from personal experience, and the second hand experience of my family members, who were in the hell of the Second World War, what war really is. And, I learned that you have no choice when the enemy brings the war to your doorstep, you must fight back, and you must prevail, no matter the cost.
I don’t suffer fools lightly. My generation shares that quality. Today we have people in our government who are advocating a policy of retreat for the United States in our war against terrorists in the Middle East. It does not seem to matter to those folks that an enemy, which has brought war to our shores, will not quit, and go home, just because we do. They will follow us back to our own country and continue to wage war against us here… in our land.
Had the United States listened to the “doves” after Pearl Harbor, I would most likely be writing this missive in German rather than English. It was that serious then, and it is that serious now.
So, as we think, today, of the men and women who gave everything they had, including their lives, to insure that you and I would have a free country, let us think of the men and women serving today for the same reason.
On December 7th, 1941 the Japanese, and the Germans, wanted nothing less than the conquest of the world.
But there is yet another war raging in America today, even as I pen these few words. It is a quiet insurrection. The socialist are pressing their advantage in our government toward their ultimate goal of a Socialist/Marxist America.
Since that fateful day, 72 years ago, much has changed about America. Americans themselves have changed. Seventy-two tears ago Americans knew what freedom was/is. They understood its value. They inherently understood that it must be protected and insured for the generations to come. There was no question they would fight.
On Monday morning, December 8th, 1941, and the week(s) that followed, long lines of young men, and some not so young, formed up at the doors of military recruiting offices. Some lines were many city blocks long. All over this nation, Americans stepped up ready, willing, and eager to “do their part” to stop the evil that threatened their beloved country — and the world.
They joked with each other, while in line, of what they would, personally, do to the enemy. But beneath the laughter and the irreverent exterior, deep down inside each one of them, lay the cold determination to fight and win, the icy resolve to do whatever it took to protect his home and hearth, and yes, there was that flicker of fear that every man feels when he deliberately lays his future, indeed, his life, on the alter of freedom.
It cannot be argued they were anything less than patriots.
They fought a war that wrapped around the globe. In four years they fought and won a global war! Today we wage wars for ten or twelve years, without winning, and finally drag our exhausted troops home.
As I said above, America has changed—Americans have changed.
America’s most dangerous enemy today is a domestic movement to fundamentally change America from a constitutional representative republic to a socialist dung heap. And the socialists are winning.
America desperately needs men and women of the caliber of those men who formed up outside recruiting offices on December 8th, 1941.
Our nation is under attack. Our freedom is under attack, our privacy is under attack. Our constitution, itself, is under attack. We, as a county, are in every bit as much danger as we were on the Sunday morning in December of 1941. But the enemy is not swooping in from some blue, sun bright, sky. No. They are already among us, in the top echelons of our government.
More to be feared is the enemy within, than the enemy without.
America was once a nation of lions. Now American sheep are in abundance while there is a decided dearth of lions. One could even say: There is an acute insufficiency of leadership for the sheep.
There is no longer time for debate. That can come, if necessary, later. Now we must be about saving The Republic.
A few of the veterans of that global war are still with us today. How their hearts must ache to witness how easily their progeny has allowed America to fall within the grasp of the Socialists/Marxists.
You have to ask yourself… as an American… are you going to stand down, ground your weapon, and allow this evil from the deepest, darkest, depths of hell, to take your country? That is the question all Americans must ask themselves.
The Men and Women (Caps Intentional) of 1941 had to ask themselves the same question. We had better thank Almighty God they answered in the affirmative.
Today, we honor them for it. But they will tell you, those who survive to this day, that there was no real question about what the people of America would do. It was simply understood that freedom was far too precious to allow the forces of evil to take it from us. And so they marched forth to stop it and preserve this country for you and me. And they did!
We can never thank them enough. Not only did they save America, they saved the world!
Are we, as Americans, prepared to give up our freedom today after that generation gave so much of their blood to preserve it for us?
I pray to God that America will finally awaken to the danger that threatens us and take the painful steps, whatever they might be, to preserve this country, and again, the world.
We have one year until we go to the polls again. Make no mistake: This is the LAST chance we have to save our constitution, our republic, our freedom, and our liberty. We MUST purge our government of the Socialists and Marxists who are determined to remake America into a communist utopia.
Today’s anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor should serve as a reminder that those who went before us knew not only the value of freedom, and the cost of freedom, they were willing to pay the price for freedom for you and me. And they did it in that which is dearer than any treasure — their blood.
In the face of their sacrifice — for us — are we really prepared to give it all away to the elitist tyrants now in charge of our government?
© J. D. Longstreet
It should now be obvious to everyone, even Liberals, that Obama does not give a flying banana about the American people. How could anyone believe that he truly cares about people after his pathetic speech he gave on TV the other day? Telling people to …
One Less Communist Leader In The World
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
As you may have gathered from the title to this piece, I am no fan of Nelson Mandela. I never have been. Mr. Mandela was a communist — and a terrorist — and I have no sympathy for either.
Consider this written by Colin Freeman, and Jane Flanagan in Cape Town, South Africa, for The Telegraph, a UK newspaper:
“For decades, it was one of the enduring disputes of South Africa‘s anti-apartheid struggle. Was Nelson Mandela, the leader of the African National Congress, really a secret Communist, as the white-only government of the time alleged? Or, as he claimed during the infamous 1963 trial that saw him jailed for life, was it simply a smear to discredit him in a world riven by Cold War tensions?
Now, nearly half a century after the court case that made him the world’s best-known prisoner of conscience, a new book claims that whatever the wider injustice perpetrated, the apartheid-era prosecutors were indeed right on one question: Mr Mandela was a Communist party member after all.”
The article goes on to say:
“But research by a British historian, Professor Stephen Ellis, has unearthed fresh evidence that during his early years as an activist, Mr Mandela did hold senior rank in the South African Communist Party, or SACP. He says Mr Mandela joined the SACP to enlist the help of the Communist superpowers for the ANC’s campaign of armed resistance to white rule.
His book also provides fresh detail on how the ANC’s military wing had bomb-making lessons from the IRA, and intelligence training from the East German Stasi, which it used to carry out brutal interrogations of suspected “spies” at secret prison camps.” SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/9731522/Nelson-Mandela-proven-to-be-a-member-of-the-Communist-Party-after-decades-of-denial.html
Over the next few days you are going to experience just how thorough the brainwashing of the world’s leftist media by the communists has been — and we will all practically drown in the slobbering adulation over the life and death of a brother socialist/communist “fellow traveler” splashed wall to wall, 24/7, by that same media as they react with Pavlovian exactitude to their programming beginning in grade school and growing with intensity as they progressed through their journalist training in, and out, of college and, finally, into the newsrooms of the world’s most powerful media empires.
Mandela is a hero … of the LEFT! He is no hero of mine. Far from being the anti-apartheid revolutionary and politician, Mr. Mandela was a communist terrorist and he was arrested, tried, and sentenced to jail — for life — and sent to Robben Island to live out his life as a result of his actions. He served 27 years of jail time.
“In conjunction with a number of leading ANC members, they (The Communists) set up a new, nominally independent military organization, known as Umkhonto we Sizwe or Spear of the Nation. With Mr Mandela as its commander, Umkhonto we Sizwe launched its first attacks on 16 December 1961.
Its campaign of “sabotage” and bombings over the subsequent three decades claimed the lives of dozens of civilians, and led to the organization being classed as a terrorist group by the US.” (Emphasis mine) SOURCE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/nelson-mandela/9731522/Nelson-Mandela-proven-to-be-a-member-of-the-Communist-Party-after-decades-of-denial.html
Nelson Mandela was on a US terror watch list until 2008 and while he was still a prisoner on on Robben Island, Britain’s late “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher described his African National Congress as a “typical terrorist organization.”
Below is the list of charges and munitions against Mr. Mandela at his trial:
“• One count under the South African Suppression of Communism Act No. 44 of 1950, charging that the accused committed acts calculated to further the achievement of the objective of communism;
• One count of contravening the South African Criminal Law Act (1953), which prohibits any person from soliciting or receiving any money or articles for the purpose of achieving organized defiance of laws and country; and
• Two counts of sabotage, committing or aiding or procuring the commission of the following acts:
1) The further recruitment of persons for instruction and training, both within and outside the Republic of South Africa, in:
(a) the preparation, manufacture and use of explosives—for the purpose of committing acts of violence and destruction in the aforesaid Republic, (the preparation and manufacture of explosives, according to evidence submitted, included 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminum powder and a ton of black powder);
(b) the art of warfare, including guerrilla warfare, and military training generally for the purpose in the aforesaid Republic;
(ii) Further acts of violence and destruction, (this includes 193 counts of terrorism committed between 1961 and 1963);
(iii) Acts of guerrilla warfare in the aforesaid Republic;
(iv) Acts of assistance to military units of foreign countries when involving the aforesaid Republic;
(v) Acts of participation in a violent revolution in the aforesaid Republic, whereby the accused, injured, damaged, destroyed, rendered useless or unserviceable, put out of action, obstructed, with or endangered:
(a) the health or safety of the public;
(b) the maintenance of law and order;
(c) the supply and distribution of light, power or fuel;
(d) postal, telephone or telegraph installations;
(e) the free movement of traffic on land; and
(f) the property, movable or immovable, of other persons or of the state.
Source: The State v. Nelson Mandela et al, Supreme Court of South Africa, TransvaalProvincial Division, 1963-1964, Indictment.”
This is a excellent example of the rehabilitation of a reputation by the political left through extensive use of the media — including the entertainment media. But, most importantly, it is an even better illustration of the way in which history can be, and is, revised right before our eyes.
For this generation and for those to come, Mr. Mandela will be a hero of mythic proportions. Those of us who know the truth, and can refute the lies, will soon be gone and will have no influence on the future fairy tale known as history.
Oh, President Barack H. Obama recently called Mandela a “personal hero.” Are you surprised?
© J. D. Longstreet
Is Our President A Compulsive Liar?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
“Under my plan, if you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your healthcare plan, you’ll be able to keep your healthcare plan. Period. Nothing changes, except your health insurance costs will go down.”
It was just a couple of renegade IRS agents in Cincinnati. Benghazi was a spontaneous protest that got out of control in direct response to an inflammatory video posted on the Internet. During September 2012, our rebounding economy created an astonishing 873,000 jobs. And on and on.” (Source: Paul Driessen in his article entitled: “Lies My President Told Me.”)
So — you think “compulsive lier” is too strong a term to use when describing our President’s incredulous promises and faux facts, do you? Well, I suppose the most elevated office on the planet is deserving of a more, shall we say — “creative” — term. So, how about this: Our President seems to be suffering for an acute case of “pseudologia fantastica.” (I’ll save you a click to Google. It means: compulsive lying.)
We established long ago that Obama is a narcissist. Compulsive lying is just another manifestation of his narcissism.
Pathological lying is one of the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist.
Consider this: “With the classic narcissist, language is used cruelly and ruthlessly to ensnare one’s enemies, to sow confusion and panic, to move others to emulate the narcissist (“projective identification”), to leave the listeners in doubt, in hesitation, in paralysis, to gain control, or to punish. Language is enslaved and forced to lie. The language is appropriated and expropriated. It is considered to be a weapon, an asset, a piece of lethal property, a traitorous mistress to be gang raped into submission.” –Sam Vaknin, author, Malignant Self Love. SOURCE: http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009/05/narcissism-pathological-lying-and.html
Let’s delve a bit deeper, shall we: “Narcissists often have an interesting group of believes that revolve around how much better the world is with them in it. They are often preoccupied with their perceived beauty, intelligence, and success and give off a vibe of extreme arrogance. They tend to think that anyone who is critical of them is simply jealous. They expect others to go along with their ideas and will almost certainly become irritated when they do not. They are inclined to think that they are extremely special and only other special people are worthy of their company.
They are rarely, if ever, pleased with others and most often see others as inferior to them. Overall, they are very dramatic and demanding of attention. They display symptoms that can be quite overwhelming to those around them.
Two primary symptoms include an overpowering need for others to admire them and a complete inability to empathize with others. They almost always dominate conversations and are adapt at integrating themselves into other’s problems and tragedies.” SOURCE: http://www.compulsivelyingdisorder.com/do-you-have-a-narcissist-in-your-life-understanding-narcissistic-personality-disorder/
Does this sound like a president you know???
How about this statement: “In general, the lack of an ability to feel guilty about the lies, and the perverse sense that he is “entitled to lie” are standard for the political narcissist.” (Emphasis by underlining is mine.) SOURCE: http://drsanity.blogspot.com/2009/05/narcissism-pathological-lying-and.html
“Robert Reich, M.D., a New York City psychiatrist and expert in psychopathology, says compulsive lying has no official diagnosis. Instead, intentional dissimulation — not the kind associated with dementia or brain injury — is associated with a range of diagnoses, such as antisocial, borderline and narcissistic personality disorders.” SOURCE: http://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/200310/understanding-compulsive-liars
In an article by Selwyn Duke entitled: “Barack Obama is a Liar” and published by Canada Free Press back in October of 2012, Mr. Duke says the following: “A liar, however is someone who lives and breathes the lie; someone who specializes in the art of artifice; someone to whom lying is his first recourse, not his last. Such a man is Barack Obama.” You may read the entire article at: http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50567
In an article entitled “Obama’s Tsunami of Lies” authored by my friend and fellow commentator, Alan Caruba, Mr. Caruba says the following: “There are some well-known facts about compulsive and/or pathological liars and they all fit Obama. Compulsive lying is a type of obsessive disorder. Pathological liars are described as manipulative and cunning people who lie to achieve their goals without caring whether it hurts the feelings of others. Compulsive liars lie because it is their automatic response to any situation. They are often referred to as habitual or chronic liars.” SOURCE: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58998
In closing his commentary, Mr. Caruba says: “We must expose the lies, discuss the lies, and we must resist the lies or be their victim.”
As usual, Alan is spot on!
Everyone lies, or so the shrinks tell us. But not everyone is the President of the United States! It is immeasurably important that a President maintain the trust of the citizens. It is just as important that America’s allies — AND America’s enemies — trust the President.
Unfortunately, Mr. Obama has set a new low on the lying bar, which reflects in the growing lack of trust US citizens — and US allies — have for anything he says. That is shameful.
J. D. Longstreet
Is US Military Readiness Being Compromised?
Obama’s Purge of the US Military
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
More and more Americans are beginning to worry that America’s military is in decline. Veterans of the military forces, especially, worry as they have seen the evidence of a lack of readiness by simply comparing the state of readiness of their branch of the military during their time of service and the state of readiness today in that same branch of the US Military.
It is a topic the government does not want to discuss in public. That is understandable. However, it needs attention and it needs attention NOW.
The House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, R-Calif., said recently: “You’d better hope we never have a war again.” It would seem he, too, is concerned over what he perceives as the decline in what the military calls its readiness.
There can be no doubt that recent budget cuts have hurt the US military. The cuts were made against the warnings of top brass at the Pentagon and by military experts. More cuts are in the pipeline.
How bad has readiness suffered? Well, that’s classified. But we are able to pick up a snippet here and there that allows us to peek behind the curtain for an instant.
From a report on ABCnews.com we learn: “… an Air Force official says they’ve grounded 13 combat fighter/bomber squadrons or about a third of those active duty units. And the Army says only two of its 35 active-duty brigades are fully ready for major combat operations.” SOURCE: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/worry-us-military-ready-21046785
Just for your information — a brigade is made up (usually) of approximately 3,500 to 5,500 troops. So the figures above become even more frightening when we realize that we have roughly 160,000 active duty combat troops in those 35 brigades — BUT — we only have less than ten thousand active duty combat troops ready to fight — right now!
Yeah, I know that is JUST the Army and does not include the Reserves, the Marines, and the Navy. Still, it IS eye-opening and frightening.
Budget cuts have curtailed training, especially for the US Army and it is beginning to show.
Consider this: “U.S. General Ray Odierno, U.S. Army chief of staff, has said that budget cuts and fiscal uncertainty in the United States have led to sharp reductions in army training.
In comments on October 21 at a conference of the Association of the U.S. Army, Odierno said currently only two brigades of troops are fully trained and combat ready.
“We had to stop training, basically, in the last six months of the [fiscal] year,” Odierno said.
A combat brigade has between 3,500 and 5,000 troops. The U.S. Army currently has some 570,000 uniformed personnel.
Under current plans approved by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel during the summer, that figure could be reduced as low as 420,000.
Odierno also said budget woes are affecting equipment purchases and the army currently needs a new armored fighting vehicle and new helicopters.” SOURCE: http://www.rferl.org/content/article/25143880.html
Look. The US military is reeling from $800 billion in defense cuts over the next ten years and now, we learn, they are faced with $500 billion MORE in budget cuts since sequestration has kicked in.
The Obama administration’s military budget cuts are being made when global tension and instability are spiraling up. The Middle East is a time bomb set to explode at any moment. As I write China and Japan are at something of a stand off over disputed ownership of a few small islands claimed by both. The US is pledged to fight for Japan should this glaring contest suddenly go hot and bullets begin to fly.
How bad is it? As we said above that is classified, but consider what Retired Adm. James A. Lyons former Commander – in – Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations had to say back in October 2013 in an article published by the Washington Times: “All this means that we will have the smallest Army since prior to World War II. The Navy, with its anemic shipbuilding program, will most likely be left with the smallest fleet since prior to World War I. The U.S. Air Force will suffer a similar adverse impact. Selected aircraft squadrons from both the Air Force and the Navy have been ordered to stand down and not fly. It will take several months to restore their readiness.
Symbolic of the Navy’s demise are the five aircraft carriers that are currently moored at piers at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia for lack of operating and overhaul funds. Clearly, with the escalating civil war in Syria, one carrier battle group should be immediately deployed to the Mediterranean. Such a deployment would dramatically change the strategic equation and counter Russia’s deployment of 11 ships currently there.” SOURCE: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/11/restoring-military-readiness-512223544/#ixzz2mEsFm3Ny
The budget cuts have done a number on the US military. Adding to the military’s problems though, is the social engineering the left has forced upon our fighting forces. Unit cohesion is evaporating with homosexuals serving openly now and, with women in combat roles, sexual assaults are sky rocketing.
Some are wondering if we have entirely to many politician soldiers, parade ground officers, instead of fighting generals in positions of power in the upper echelons of the US military.
And there are those who suspect Obama is purging the military of generals and admirals who place their oath to protect the Constitution before allegiance to him.
Consider this: “Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin, who was with Delta Force and later Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush, says it is worrying that four-star generals are being retired at the rate that has occurred under Obama.
“Over the past three years, it is unprecedented for the number of four-star generals to be relieved of duty, and not necessarily relieved for cause,” Boykin said.
Boykin went on to say: “I believe there is a purging of the military,” he said. “The problem is worse than we have ever seen.”
Boykin referred to recent reports that Obama has purged some 197 officers in the past five years.” SOURCE: http://www.wnd.com/2013/10/top-generals-obama-is-purging-the-military/#zjus8xYFUc2EzwEZ.99
One could argue that Obama is only following his Marxist philosophy and copying Joseph Stalin’s purge of the Soviet military in 1941. That purge by Stalin was to consolidate his power. One would be hard pressed NOT to think Mr. Obama might be motivated by the same motivating principle as Stalin. Stalin wanted a military that answered only to him — and him alone.
We cannot allow any President to create a Praetorian Guard of our military.
There has never been an attempted coup by the US military. How do I know? Because had there been — it would have been successful. They have shown remarkable restraint over the past nearly two-and-half centuries. But today there is restlessness in the ranks — both upper and lower.
The US military, the Army, the Navy, Marines, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, and all the Reserve forces need our help. The least we can do is contact our Congressperson and demand that they investigate and get to the bottom of Obama’s purge of the military and restore the necessary funds to rebuild our military and finally, Congress should repeal, or in some other way, remove homosexuals from serving openly in the US military and remove women from combat roles in all the services.
The US military has defended America for 250 years, or so. Don’t you think it’s about time we Americans came to the defense of our troops?
J. D. Longstreet
America’s Socialist Government
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
Norman Thomas, the six-time Socialist Party candidate for U.S. President, said the following in a 1944 speech: (69 years ago!)
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened…. I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”
Like a charade the socialists in America’s government hide behind the name “democrat.” That camouflage has worked well since the mid 1940’s. It continues to work with lo/info voters of which America has more than her share.
Today, America has a Socialist/Marxist/Communist President. One half of the Congress, the Senate, is controlled by Socialist/Marxist/Communists. Arguably, the US Supreme Court has already been compromised by the “New” Left/Liberals/Socialists/Communists. One cannot argue the New Left has not had rather a lot of success! They most certainly have.
Look around America today. She is hardly recognizable as the country she used to be, a country dedicated to a constitution that defends liberty, defends freedom for the individual, and limits government intrusion into the lives of its citizens. That’s all gone now.
Today’s America is but a shell of its former self. It is, today, ruled by semi-literate inhabitants of a sub-culture bought and paid for — by the socialists — to overpower their opponents by the sheer force of their numbers at the ballot box.
How did this happen?
Free stuff, that’s how. Redistribution of the wealth. Put even more simply: The government takes taxpayer money from productive citizens and gives it to the unproductive “wards of the government” to buy their votes at election time.
Redistribution of the wealth is the foundation of socialism. Once established, as it is today in America, it is next to impossible to reverse short of a total collapse of the government — or revolution.
The gulf between conservatives and socialists is far to wide to be bridged. The dogma of both is so vastly different that a grafting of the two is impossible. Therefore, we have the “logjam” or “gridlock” in Congress today.
Understand, dear reader, there will be little, if any, bipartisanship in the Congress between Socialist/Marxist/Communist on the left and freedom loving Americans on the right. To compromise with those who constitute the political left in America today is to compromise the freedom and liberty of every American. That cannot be allowed to happen.
Just so I am clear — when I refer to liberals today and “the Left” today, I am referring to the Socialists/Marxists/Communists who make up the modern Democratic Party and NOT the REAL LIBERALS of which extremely few are left in America’s government today.
Just days ago we remembered the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. I noted in a commentary at the time that I was not a fan of JFK. In 2010 an article appeared in the Wall Street Journal that will shed some light on my dislike of JFK’s Administration.
“The Fall of The House of Kennedy,” was written by Daniel Henninger. Mr. Henninger wrote the following: “In 1962, President John F. Kennedy planted the seeds that grew the modern Democratic Party. That year, JFK signed executive order 10988 allowing the unionization of the federal work force. This changed everything in the American political system. Kennedy’s order swung open the door for the inexorable rise of a unionized public work force in many states and cities.
This in turn led to the fantastic growth in membership of the public employee unions—The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the teachers’ National Education Association.
They broke the public’s bank. More than that, they entrenched a system of taking money from members’ dues and spending it on political campaigns. Over time, this transformed the Democratic Party into a public-sector dependency.
They became different than the party of FDR, Truman, Meany and Reuther. That party was allied with the fading industrial unions, which in turn were tethered to a real world of profit and loss.
The states in the North and on the coasts turned blue because blue is the color of the public-sector unions. This tax-and-spend milieu became the training ground for their politicians.” Source: http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704320104575015010515688120
Why does JFK’s action irk me so much? Consider this from an article entitled “Unions: The History of Their Socialist Agenda!” by Dr. Keith C. Westbrook Ph.D. and published at redstate.com: “The Labor union movement has always been led by Socialist’s advocating the communist doctrine, the list of prominent leaders in the union movement is littered with their philosophies.” You may read the entire article at: http://www.redstate.com/kcjw33/2011/03/11/unions-the-history-of-their-socialist-agenda/
In an article at forbes.com, Peter Ferrara says the following: “So why does President Obama keep saying that the rich do not pay their fair share? Is he ignorant? Wouldn’t somebody in his Administration whisper to him that he is peddling nonsense?
The answer is that to President Obama this is still not fair because he is a Marxist. To a Marxist, the fact that the top 1% earn more income than the bottom 99% is not fair, no matter how they earn it, fairly or not. So it is not fair unless more is taken from the top 1% until they are left only with what they “need,” as in any true communist system.” SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterferrara/2012/12/20/is-president-obama-really-a-socialist-lets-analyze-obamanomics/
The thing that frightens me more than our socialist government is this: The American people seem to be embracing socialism. No matter that socialism has been proven to fail in every society and every country that has tried it to date. No matter that it enslaves entire populations and transforms them into automatons for the state. No matter that it turns their formally free country into a huge prison. Some will argue that America, itself, is already one huge prison with American citizens being watched, and listened to, and tracked 24 hours a day — just as prisoners in federal prisons.
If you want those tiny little hairs on the back of your neck to stand up read “32 Privacy Destroying Technologies That Are Systematically Transforming America Into A Giant Prison” by Michael Snyder at: http://thetruthwins.com/archives/32-privacy-destroying-technologies-that-are-systematically-transforming-america-into-a-giant-prison
We have very little time before it will truly be too late. America will have passed the point of no return. We are very nearly there today.
There was a time when I thought America could withstand anything. No longer. After witnessing America go from the world’s foremost superpower to a banana republic in less than four years, I am now convinced that she is bound for the dustbin of history to take her place with all the former great empires that also committed suicide.
I desperately hope I am wrong, but I don’t sense the “will” to fight back, to fight for our freedom, among today’s American citizens.
Understand, dear reader, if we don’t have the will to take the bit in our teeth and free our country from the yoke of socialism, then we don’t deserve that which our forefathers fought, bled, and died to win — and to preserve for us.
J. D. Longstreet
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A HAPPY AND BLESSED HANUKKAH to Israel and all our Jewish friends.
Speaking of Israel, we see that Iran’s Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi is calling for Damascus to join with Iran in striking back at Israel for the attack it feels must be coming within a month or so, according to Iranian Intelligence Services.
The Syrians tepid response to the Iranian call to action may be because they do not wish to attract any more Israeli attention than is absolutely necessary. Though the mental imagery of a military coalition between Syria and Iran is more like the Keystone cops meet Laurel and Hardy. The IDF will no doubt take the situation very seriously. Since the IDF has been probing Syrian air defense measures for some time, the least Syria can expect is the loss of their air force and their command and control centers.
The increasingly feckless Obama administration will make more noise about sanctions against Iran and then do exactly what the United Nations will do, which is nothing. The United States will also make a lot of noise about the detection of highly processed plutonium at Dir a-Zur, where the IAF turned Syria’s secret nuclear facility into so much concrete aggregate. One wonders had the Israeli Air Force not hit these facilities, would the usually inept UN have even known about Syria’s nuclear proliferation with the aid of North Korea and Iran. Traces of the same plutonium were discovered at the nuclear research reactor near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
As we have stated before, the convergence of events has been coming closer in the past few months and Israel must strike before Russia fulfills its contract to deliver the more advanced S-300 anti-aircraft defense system. The US has also been supplying Israel with more advanced fighter aircraft, utilizing special Israeli electronics systems. It is not known whether these are operational as yet.
Given Israel’s proven ability to slip past the best of what both Tehran and Damascus have deployed, and given Iran’s almost comical performance during their much touted defense training, I shouldn’t wonder if there weren’t some uneasy people in the defense commands of both countries.
Semper Vigilans, Semper Fidelis
© Skip MacLure 2009