Friday, April 24, 2009


Sittin here thinking agin. For some reason my mind went to the term “socialism” and “communism”; which started me thinking bout “ism”.

I will admit there are times when my mind wanders, and sometimes I get concerned it may lose its way back.

The thought came to me that “ism”s are oppressive to people. But what really caught my attention, or imagination, was the thought: socialism, communism, multiculturalism, environmentalism, racism, humanism. Get my drift?

How well I remember the news reels in the fifties regarding USSR and the plight of the people. Almost no jobs, very little money, long lines at the bread store, for stale bread. I especially remember stories of children having to roam the streets begging, and stealing in order to have anything to eat, because their father had been arrested for being a “dissident”. I remember how chilling it was to read about neighbors, overhearing conversations between husband and wife, and reporting it to the authorities. I recall reading “Tortured for Christ”, “Gulag Archipelago” . My most favoritest was “The Persecutor” by Sergei Kourdakov.

I do not understand how some person would be able to read these books, and not be affected. I do understand how some person would not want these books to be read by a broad collection of humanity.

So, here is my bottom line: If socialism, and communism were failures across the world, why are we so hell bent for leather to get it installed in this country? Or are we seeing the results of decades of dumbing down our society?

Anyway, that is what happens when I get to thinking, and no longer get paid for it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Are you a terrorist?

Seems like the time is here to take a stand. Someone once said, these are the times that try men's souls. How do we respond? Do we stand up, and declare our allegience, or do we lay down or bend over and grab our ankles?

There is a reason the powers that be are afraid of the "Rightwing Extremists"; God and one are a majority, and that means others have to be a minority.

May God have mercy on our souls.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Turned on by a great lady (Updated {mea culpa})

Stopped in and visited LindaSoG at her blog Something...and half of something. If you haven't visited her, you really need to.

This morning she had a graphic that I found interesting and I asked her if I could steal it, she very graciously sent me the link. So, here it is:

Thanks to Van Helsing for the image, and thanks to Linda for turning me onto it.

Van contacted me and squared me away on who deserves the credit for the updated DHS alert level which would be America is an Obamanation please accept my apology.

Every little bit helps as we progress onward in this battle to keep our country.

Thinkin agin when I ain’t getting paid for it

I continue to hear that old saying “The person who will not learn from history is doomed to relive it.”

I am somewhat of a lover of history. Right now, my military mind is running amok in the world of the Third Reich.

There are really so many areas I can go to in this discussion, but I think I want to keep it generally in one area.

Just the other day we became aware of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Intelligence and Analysis Assessment on Rightwing Extremism. There are a couple of points in this assessment that I would like to take a look at, and perhaps bring a little bit of history to light in the same area.

I will pursue using the points addressed in the assessment under the heading of: “Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

Perhaps the most glaring point made, is in the area of returning veterans. In World War II Germany there was a man in the naval service, who distinguished himself in World War I as a submarine driver…he held the country’s highest awards. We know him today as Martin Niemoller.

After WWI he returned to civilian life, and became a pastor of a church. When Hitler and the Third Reich, began instituting the German Church, based not on Christ, but on state pride, Pastor Niemoller, among others, spoke out against the efforts.

The Third Reich called for Naval Officer Niemoller to again take up the war effort and lead submarines in the second world war; to which he refused. After refusing, he began to speak out more vehemently against what was happening in the name of religion. He was having an effect on the townspeople, and like Dietrich Bonhoffer, was eventually arrested and locked in prison in order to silence his “antigovernment” speech.

Now what could the German leadership do with him? Here was a national war hero, who had offered up his life to protect the homeland. He was a hero. Hitler, was torn with what to do with him, because if he out and out killed him, he took a chance of making a martyr out of him, before he could completely establish his church. So, Pastor, National Hero, Niemoller was locked up and released a couple of times. He refused to disclaim his Christian belief. Eventually, he was locked up and not allowed to leave. And in 1945, was finally executed for crimes against the government.

Pastor Niemoller left us a thought that should be floating through everyone’s minds at a time like this, when our nation is being led into “change”. I think, {again, I ain’t getting paid for thinking} that I would like to paraphrase his statement, to bring it up to where we are today.

When first they came for the Christians, I didn’t do anything, because I wasn’t really a Christian.

Then when they came for the homosexuals, I didn’t do anything, because I wasn’t a homosexual.

Then when they came for the academicians, I didn’t do anything, because I wasn’t an academician.

When they next came for the journalists and media types, I didn’t do anything, because I wasn’t a journalist.

When they finally came for me, there was no one left to do anything.

So, why is there such a fear in our government of military veterans? I would propose a couple of ideas here. Military veterans, are willing to lay down their lives for the country they love: when someone is bent on destroying that country, as they love it, they stand ready to defend.

Should we take an inventory of the people who are responsible for the “change” in this country, and the risk assessment, TODAY, I really believe we will find that not one of them has ever been in the military, or even considered being willing to give up their life for this country, mainly because they don’t like liberty and freedom, and they, deep down in their innermost being, believe they are better suited to tell the rest of us how to live our lives. Remember the song, “He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother”? Well, their version of that is, “He ain’t heavy, because I am the one who carries the weight”.

The United States of America has a reputation as being willing to stand up for the little guy and put down anyone who is oppressive…it is in our Declaration of Independence, it is in our Constitution. That brings another thought {no charge for this one either}. According to the DHS assessment, “Rightwing extremists… rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority”. Our Constitution gives limited authority to the federal gummint in favor of state and local gummint! So, you see, even the founders of this country and the Constitution are guilty of rightwing extremism.

No, cotton-pikkin wonder we the people of the Republic of the United States of America are being labled as antigovernment. When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?