Democrat’s Dictators Du Jour
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
What is it with democrats and dictators? They (democrats) just seem to love them (dictators) so!
It was often said of Jimmy Carter that he never met a dictator he didn’t like. You may recall it was President Carter who provided sanctuary/asylum (whichever!) for the Shah of Iran. We are still, to this day, paying for that blunder! Obama seems to be following in Carter’s footsteps on many things and having a penchant for dictators is one of them. Although, Obama seems to prefer Marxist dictators.
America’s democratic presidents just seem to gravitate toward the world’s dictators. Ever notice that? Even FDR had the Soviet Union’s Joe Stalin.
I think we often forget that liberalism is an authoritarian philosophy. Liberals understand that THEY are smarter than everyone else and it is THEY who have a Providential right to govern, to rule over, to “dictate” to the remainder of the human race. (Not unlike the “divine right of kings”) In their mind, the world would be a much better place if those of us who demand our freedom would just relent , relax, recant, and retire and allow THEM to do the job for which they were born into this world.
I have come to believe that liberal/Progressive democrats yearn to be like dictators, therefore they tend to hover around them much as moths do a flame.
“If there is ever a fascist takeover in America, it will come not in the form of storm troopers kicking down doors but with lawyers and social workers saying. “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” (Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning)
Maybe that explains all the “secret” talks, the sub-Rosa negotiations between Obama and the Castro brothers, and Obama and the Iranians. It may also explain Mr. Obama’s obvious liking for the former late Marxist President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez.
Then there is the Russian, Putin, or as some are referring to him (Ras)Putin. Obama insisted on rebooting America’s relationship with Russia. Why? I thought the mutual distrust was serving us well. Actually, it served us far better than the NEW relationship in which Obama trusts and Putin distrusts — and disrespects — America.
If this piece seems to be cutting uncomfortably close to the truth here, ask yourself what else don’t we know about our obviously Marxist President — and — with whom is he talking — AND — negotiating in secret?
If you had any doubt about the democrat’s penchant for dictatorships consider this:
In a piece by Joe Newby, published on December 6th, 2013 by The Examiner and entitled: “Liberal Democrats to Obama: Rule like dictator on minimum wage, deportations,” The writer says the following: “It seems liberal Democrats are ready to throw the Constitution out the window and grant Obama dictatorial powers to advance his agenda, according to two stories reported in the last two days. On Wednesday, Salon said 49 House Democrats demanded Obama use executive orders to raise the minimum wage of some workers. On Thursday, CNN said Democrats also want Obama to suspend all deportation of illegal immigrants using executive orders.
It’s not the first time liberal Democrats have demanded Obama bypass Congress and essentially rule like a dictator.
Last December, for example, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi suggested giving Obama dictatorial power to raise the debt ceiling to infinity, and others — like Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Il.,– have repeatedly begged for Obama to unilaterally act on illegal immigration.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, and others have said Obama should unilaterally act on the debt ceiling, bypassing Congress and assuming the mantle of a tyrant.
Now, liberals in Congress want Obama to assume even more power.“ SOURCE: http://www.examiner.com/article/liberal-democrats-to-obama-rule-like-dictator-on-minimum-wage-deportations
Now. Consider this from the Washington Times: “Ever since Barack Obama was nominated in 2008 as the Democratic candidate for the president of the United States, his staunchest critics have implied that he had the makings of a dictator.
Those admonitions were not taken at all seriously, however, and the liberal media ridiculed anyone if they dared suggest the new president was anything but the messiah.Those of us who saw then what the press is finally seeing now were dismissed and ridiculed as racist.
After several years of being told we were wrong about President Obama’s authoritarian streak, the liberal media are finally starting to consider that this president may be the very megalomaniac we said he was.” SOURCE:
OK, so — if you think, maybe, megalomaniac is a bit harsh, maybe a little strong, how about this: A pathological egotist? And tell me again. What trait do dictators share … megalomania … or pathological egotism?
J. D. Longstreet
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I give any president the privilege to perform diplomacy with foreign leaders (fib a little), and obfuscate (hide things in the name of national security), but President Obama appears to delegate – and then walks away, disengaged. Many of his supporters are angry that he has not done more. I maintain we’d be in a lot more trouble if he could manage effectively. He’s a great orator, yes. But like my father, who purposefully had no conservative friends, he doesn’t possess the skills to coerce, cajole, convince, or socialize with Republicans. President Obama stays in the dark, and it seems he likes it that way. During this administration, he (the most powerful man in the world) and his staff told us many times that he learns about current affairs not by being briefed by officials, but while watching TV. Even for the most ardent supporter, this must be hard to believe. (Even the Washingon Post is getting suspicious!) They have a set of photos outlining some of what he said he didn’t know.
Hey, we won.
1. Obamacare failure 1: The president stood by the wayside from beginning to end while his signature Obamacare health-care law crashed and burned. Leaving it to Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid to architect and twist arms for the “we won’t know what’s in it until we pass it” bill, he played golf, campaigned, and hob-knobbed with the rich and famous. No one informed President Obama of healthcare.gov’s problems until after its launch on Oct. 1, 2013, or so they claimed. He described the ease of use of healthcare.gov as being like buying “a plane ticket on Kayak,” or the “same way you shop for a TV on Amazon.” But the site crashed for weeks, instead. He appeared shocked that the government, for three years, had spent half a billion dollars on a website which didn’t work. I was surprised, too, but I am not in charge – he is.
Only 365,000 signed up so far, but how many have enrolled? Fewer, obviously.
2. Spying on our friends: When Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany feigned outrage over the fact that the U.S. was spying on her by tapping her cell phone (for the previous five years), the White House said President Obama had no idea this was happening. I support this tactic, and it is a bi-partisan one, by the way. I fully expect our allies to spy on us and any current administration to do the same, but how did the president not know? He needed to perform a delicate tap dance on this, and he did, but it fits the pattern.
Your country spied on me. No, I had no idea…
3. IRS Scandal: The IRS spied on Tea Party group activities (‘spying’ isn’t right, but there’s nothing wrong with being aware of your opponents). They also discriminated against Tea Party groups by not allowing a majority of those to receive their applied-for 501c4’s (plenty wrong with that, in fact, that’s illegal). President Obama was either kept from this knowledge, or knew and denied it. He claimed that he first learned about this IRS tactic, “on Friday, when I was watching the news.” He then appeared outraged. “If in fact IRS personnel engaged in the kind of practices that have been reported on and were intentionally targeting conservative groups, then that’s outrageous. And there’s no place for it,” the president said. A year later he dismissed the IRS scandal as false outrage. Which is it?
I did nothing wrong. It was just a couple of rogue agents in Cincinnati…
4. Spying on the Media: The White House insisted it knew nothing of the fact that the Justice Department seized Associated Press reporters’ phone records, including those of James Rosen, of FOX News. Either the Obama administration has a private and consistent policy of meanness / underhandedness toward the opposition, or President Obama can’t control his own people. One of the two must be true, but which?
’A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government…’ Thomas Jefferson.
5. Fast and Furious: The Justice Department’s famous “Fast and Furious” scandal (Eric Holder’s people ran guns to Mexico and didn’t track them) was unknown to the Obama Administration. “…the president did not know about this tactic until he heard about it through the media,” his spokesman, Jay Carney said. Sure, Jay. Sure, Jay. I’m beginning to see a pattern…
Many Hispanics and at least one American died, but President Obama and AG Eric Holder didn’t know this was their own policy. Kind of hard to believe.
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Deinstitutionalization is Madness
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The definition of “deinstitutionalization” is simple. It is taking mentally ill patients from mental institutions and placing them on your street corner and/or in local jails.
Ever wondered where all those mentally ill “homeless” people came from? Blame it on “deinstitutionalization.”
Now, I realize there are millions of Americans who see or hear the word “deinstitutionalization” and have no clue what it means nor to what it is referring.
So let’s see if we can shed a little light on it.
First we must understand the Law of Unintended Consequences. “The law of unintended consequences, often cited but rarely defined, is this: that actions of people—and especially of government—always have effects that are unanticipated or
unintended.” SOURCE: http://www.econlib.org/library/Enc/UnintendedConsequences.html
So what makes the law of unintended consequences work? Well, the “Wise Geek” says the following: “The two top reasons why the law of unintended consequences works, according to Merton, is that the framers of a social change are either ignorant of possible far reaching effects of the law or make errors when they develop a change that don’t have the effects they desired. Other reasons why we sometimes see changes occur after any type of event, new scientific development, or treaty is passed may have to do with “self interest,” so much so that a person who desperately wants to see a change doesn’t evaluate the ultimate effects of that change.” SOURCE: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-law-of-unintended-consequences.htm
Deinstitutionalization is a clear result of the law of unintended consequences. They go together like bread and butter.
The idea behind deinstitutionalization was this — that patients fare much better when they are looked after in a supportive and loving environment than when they are placed in a human warehouse, as mental institutions were sometimes referred to in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
So, America closed down many of its mental institutions without making sure the community supports were in place ad ready to receive the former mental patients. As a result, the mentally ill wound up on our streets, in our jails, and in unprepared homes where they created much discord and, in some cases, even committed heinous crimes that tore those families apart.
To understand what happened and the grievous error our government made by releasing much of the country’s mentally ill onto society, we have to go back to the 1960’s. (Surprise! Surprise!) Since, roughly, 1960 it has become almost impossible to hospitalize a person with a serious mental illness.
Deinstitutionalization is a clear case in which the “do-gooders” have managed to bollocks things up to a fair-the-well.
Civil Rights was the battle cry of the political left of the sixties and it was their actions at the time that led, eventually, to the mess we have now with the insane roaming the streets of America as “homeless” people. It was their actions that led to the courts placing a limit on involuntary institutionalization and on the courts setting minimum standards for care in institutions. Read more here: http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=About_the_Issue&Template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=137545
Unfortunately, as the mentally ill were invited OUT of the mental hospitals they found few services or support waiting for them outside. In many cases, it fell to their families to take care of them, most often, those families were not prepared and were overwhelmed. Far too many of the formerly institutionalized mentally ill eventually wound up on the streets of America as homeless people and/or in the nation’s jails.
Clayton E. Cramer, in a piece entitled: ‘Deinstitutionalization’: Mass Murder and Untreated Madness, which was published at PJMedia says the following: “For those of you under 40 — it used to be startling indeed to see people begging in the streets or obviously insane in public. Homelessness and various forms of urban degradation were byproducts of deinstitutionalization.” SOURCE: http://pjmedia.com/blog/deinstitutionalization-mass-murder-and-untreated-madness/
In Mr. Cramer’s book: “My Brother Ron: A Personal and Social History of the Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill.” Mr. Cramer says: “… for centuries the connection between mental illness and violence was considered sufficiently obvious that the legal system provided various ways to hospitalize the severely mentally ill when they first provided clear indications that they were a hazard to themselves or others. Only in the 1960s and 1970s did our society decide that this system was unfair. It then embarked on a policy of “deinstitutionalization.” The idea: standards for long-term, involuntary commitment of the mentally ill should be just a bit less demanding than the standards of proof for criminal conviction.
Unsurprisingly, emptying out the mental hospitals and making it difficult to hospitalize people with serious mental illness problems meant that society as a whole became a bit more like a low-grade mental hospital.”
There is a compelling argument that those supporting gun control in America are missing the importance of treatment for our mentally ill. Consider the role of mental illness in all the recent mass shootings all across the country. “
Mr. Cramer says: “Supporters of gun control argue that we need stricter laws because ordinary, law-abiding people just “snap” and go on rampages. There are people who indeed snap and go on rampages (and not just with guns) — but they are seldom ordinary. Often, they are people with long histories of mental illness who in 1960 would have been hospitalized before they killed someone.” SOURCE: http://pjmedia.com/blog/deinstitutionalization-mass-murder-and-untreated-madness/
Deinstitutionalization is not working. It is not going to work. It is far too late to even consider “fixing” it.
America needs Congress to step up on this problem and make the necessary changes to existing laws and/or pass new laws that will allow us to gather the mentally ill from our streets and prisons and from families that are at their wit’s end, and place them in institutions in which they will be cared for, and locked away from society — for their sake AND for ours.
Deinstitutionalization was a “feel good” project. In action it has been worse than a train wreck.
When one considers all the harm to individuals, to families, and to the country as a whole, it is difficult to determine which is more insane – the patient, or the deinstitutionalization policy.
J. D. Longstreet
Americans Are Frightened and Angry
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I spoke to a friend recently, the owner of a small business in my neck of the swamp. He told me business was, for all intents and purposes, dead. He volunteered that he could trace the drop off in sales to approximately the time America became
“aware” of Obamacare, around mid October of 2013.
As we discussed the mess America is in, he volunteered the following: “J. D.,” he said, “People are scared to death!” We spoke of how people were holding on to so-called disposable income, money they would have readily spent on things that would have made life more pleasant for themselves and their families. Earmarked money for projects for the home and business, too, is being held back.
Since October, average Americans have finally zeroed-in on what Obamacare means for them, their families, and their way of life as well, as the effect it is already having on the country they love.
They are more than a little troubled.
They are holding on to the money they have for fear they they will have no insurance, or no insurance they can count on, when they really need it. To these Americans, Obamacare is not a blessing. No. It is a CURSE!
They are angry. It is an anger that is deepening by the day into a white hot rage. They are asking: “Who did this to me, to my family, to my country?” Quickly, they surmise the answer — the Democratic Party and Obama. There is no other answer, not even another partial answer. Obamacare was and remains solely a power grab by the democrats without a single republican voting for it or supporting it. There is no question as to whom their anger must be directed.
The last time Americans were this angry, they were colonists and the government to which they were tethered was across the Atlantic, in England, and paid no mind to the “disgruntled” Americans. Today the government is in Washington, DC. Frankly, little else has changed!
The end result of the first scenario above was revolution. The end result of the second scenario above may be the same thing!
WE are hearing and reading the word “Revolution,” frequently, these days. It is being used more and more by Americans in daily conversations and especially on the Internet, by bloggers, and everyday folks who comment on those bog sites.
Americans have had all they are going to take from a government that gives all indications that it simply doesn’t care what we Americans (their constituents) think, or what we want, or what we do not want. We never intended a “rogue” government such as we have today. We will not abide a rogue government such as we have today.
It is an unfortunate truth that our government has grown far, far, too big, far, far too powerful, and no longer represents the people of The Republic.
We have a bunch of Socialists, Marxists, Progressives/Communists, and only God, Himself, knows what else ruling over us today. I don’t know who they represent — but they do not represent the American people.
That Obamacare bill the democrats passed through Congress is going to break the country and destroy the world’s finest healthcare system.
57% of us said NO; we’d rather have no healthcare bill at all than have that monstrosity. Yet the dems rammed it through, anyway. Well, the fight is NOT completely over — and believe me when I say — we are going to fight for an eventual repeal of the Affordable Care Act — aka — Obamacare. It took thirteen years to repeal Prohibition. Believe me when I tell you we have only just begun to fight.
Pollsters tell us that 66% of Americans want smaller government and fewer government services. Is Congress paying attention? NO. Even if they had heard us, they would have shrugged it off and continued on their merry way.
I don’t recall a time — in my lifetime — when America was in worse shape. I have NEVER seen it in worse shape — and that includes all the wars in my lifetime.
We have a President so inept that it is unbelievable — and yet he would rule by fiat. We have a Congress, which has gone rogue and set itself up as an oligarchy in which all power is vested in them as the dominant class or clique. America now has government by the few. It sounds very much like the conditions the colonists found themselves in prior to the Revolutionary War.
These are serious times, indeed, dangerous times in America.
In November of 2014, democrats will be driven from office by waves of wrathful, angry, just plain MAD Americans who wish election day were today!
It will take decades, possibly even a generation (or even two) to correct the damage Obama and the democrats have done to our country.
J. D. Longstreet
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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