Is it true that Washington lies about energy and other matters?
Editorial Pieces Affecting Our Ability to
Maintain a Free Enterprise Energy Industry
Along With Other Freedoms
05-11-13. Reuters via Schwab (Corruption of the Rule of Law). The Internal Revenue Service apologized Friday for what it said were mistakes in targeting tea-party and other conservative groups for extra scrutiny during the 2012 election campaign but said its actions weren't politically motivated. "We made some mistakes," Lois Lerner, head of the IRS tax-exempt-organizations division, told reporters. "Some people didn't use good judgment. ... For that we're apologetic." 04-19-13. Subject: Battle of Athens, TN, Aug 1-2, 1946 -- This is a film production, but the incident really did happen. Athens is about 20 or 25 miles north Cleveland, Tenn. Please watch this to the end. This is the real reason why we have the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. A couple of years ago someone I know from Tennessee recounted a conversation with an old man who had been a boy at the time of the Battle of Athens. His father had taken a part in it. The man remembered how his mother had been up all night worrying about her husband. In the morning the man said that his father came home, put his shotgun behind the kitchen door and sat down to his breakfast, and no one in the family ever said another word about that night. Battle-of-Athens (From ?)
04-14-13. Here is why our civilization is dying.
03-15-13. Maybe you were aware of this ... but just in case you weren't ...
What is wrong with this picture? (Imagine the photo)
The picture is of the five nuclear carriers... Just like Battleship Row, Pearl Harbor, December
This picture was taken the other day in Norfolk. The Obama Administration ordered 5 nuclear
carriers into harbor for "routine" (?) inspections. Heads of the Navy were flabbergasted by the directive.
NORFOLK, VA. (February 8, 2013). The first time since WWII that five U.S. aircraft carriers
were docked together.
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise
(CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are all in
port at Naval Station Norfolk, Va., the world’s largest naval station.
Sources stated that this breached a long standing military protocol in the Navy meant to
avoid massive enemy strike on major US forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass
Communication Specialist Ryan J. Courtade/Released)
03-04-13. Fleckenstein: Debt Represents a ‘Cancer’ for US - Bill Fleckenstein, president of Fleckenstein Capital, portrays the $16 trillion U.S. government debt burden and the Fed’s money printing in bleak terms. “The United States has cancer, because we refuse to address our problems,” he tells CNBC . . . Click Here.
03-01-13. "The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. " -Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
02-24-13. There they go again, you take your eyes off the AARP for even a minute and you're going to find the liberal organization up to no good. Latest case in point, a front-page story in the December 4 edition of the Washington Post exposed in detail how the AARP stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue if Congress and the President reform Medigap, a proposal AARP has consistently lobbied against, despite earlier denials.
02-22-13. The appellate court found “arbitrary and capricious” data and conclusions in NOAA’s 482-page BiOp, issued in 2008, that 27 species of salmon were jeopardized by three widely- used crop protection products and that 500 to 1,000 foot buffers were required to mitigate use of those products. The court’s stunning 23-page opinion concluded, “In sum, the Fisheries Service’s November 2008 BiOp relied on a selection of data, tests, and standards that did not always appear to be logical, obvious, or even rational.”
02-18-13. USDA taxpayer funded cultural “sensitivity training”
01-13-13. Today we saw this link in which our government admits it may imprison or kil Americans abroad or at home without obtaining a warrant and without giving them a trial. Note this editorial we wrote last year on this subject; the video above also refers to this development.
01-11-13. "We are scared to death!"
01-1-13. Sheriffs Defend Us Against Feds. A high-profile former sheriff who once sued the U.S. government over its gun regulations – and won – says it’s the local sheriff who will have to defend Americans when and if the feds start banning and confiscating guns. Richard Mack, a former sheriff in Graham County, Ariz., joined with then-Ravalli County Sheriff Jay Printz in a lawsuit against Washington when Bill Clinton demanded sheriffs enforce provisions of the Brady Bill gun-control law. He won....
12-12-12. GE's Jeff Immelt, Chairman of Obama's Jobs Council says Communism works.... (We agree that one can accomplish much through dictatorship, until those controlled arise, excise the dictator and assume the mantle of freedom. The exercise of freedom, though less efficient in the short run, can result in long term free market efficiency and prosperity when the people rely upon self sufficient principles and guidance of their creator. The blessings of freedom are obviously forsaken when successful freedom fighters or voters freely inaugurate a dictator, as seems to be the case of the "Arab spring", Venezuela and post-2012 America. -dh)
11-24-12. Secret energy lab spawns million dollar govt employee
24 November 2012
GOLDEN, Colo. – The federal government’s dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a new frontier.
National Renewable Energy campus
have been fraught with bankruptcy
10-26-12 Sources on the ground in Benghazi during the attack on the US consulate tell Fox News that CIA operatives twice asked for permission to help Ambassador Chris Stevens and his staff, and twice were told to 'stand down' -- while a later request for military backup was denied.
10-26-12 From our friend, Sunny Mojonnier: Who Owns America?
10-22-12. Wonderful links:
- Obama's Green Agenda
10-21-12. It has already begun.....
This is happening all around us and we are allowing this socialist government to
McMillan Mfg in Phoenix, Arizona, was contacted by Bank of America and informed
that they will no longer be allowed to use their services ( Bank of America ) because
they are in the firearms business and support the second amendment.
I am fine with you re-posting it. . . . . . . . Thanks for your support.
Kelly D. McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
1638 W Knudsen Dr
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
McMillan Integrity-Global Vision
Become a fan of McMillan on Facebook
McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, McMillan Group
Today Mr. Ray Fox, Senior Vice President, Market Manager, Business Banking,
Global Commercial Banking (Bank of America) came to my office.
He scheduled the meeting as an "account analysis" meeting in order to evaluate
the two lines of credit we have with them.
and have become more of a firearms manufacturer than a supplier of accessories.
At this point I interrupted him and asked "Can I possibly save you some time so
that you don't waste your breath? What you are going to tell me is that because
we are in the firearms manufacturing business you no longer want my business."
"That is correct", he says.
I replied "That is okay, we will move our accounts as soon as possible. We can
find a 2nd Amendment friendly bank that will be glad to have our business. You
won't mind if I tell the NRA, SCI and everyone one I know that BofA is not
"You have to do what you must", he said.
"So you are telling me this is a politically motivated decision, is that right?"
Mr. Fox confirmed that it was.
At which point I told him that the meeting was over and there was nothing left for
him to say.
I think it is important for all Americans who believe in and support our 2nd amendment
"right to keep and bear arms" should know when a business does not support these
What you do with that knowledge is up to you. When I don't agree with a business'
political position, I cannot, in good conscience support them.
We will soon no longer be accepting Bank of America credit cards as payment for our
Kelly D. McMillan
Director of Operations
McMillan Group International, LLC
1638 W Knudsen Dr
Phoenix, Arizona 85027
McMillan Integrity-Global Vision
(Note: We called BA Headquarters in Charlotte and management told us it did support the Constitution, including the 2nd Amendment, and that they believed the above report to be in error. -dh)
10-11-12. Verified: Food stamps used for steak and lobster, then resold. How to buy an election; "a
chicken lobster in every pot"!
10-4-12. Just for fun: The Center for Biological Diversity's environmental activism on relatively benign pipelines is just as active in Puerto Rico as in Alaska: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today it will protect a rare, recently discovered Puerto Rican frog, the coquí llanero, as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The protection includes 615 acres of freshwater wetland as critical habitat in northern Puerto Rico. The tiny frog " about 15 millimeters long, the span of a dime " has been waiting for federal protection since 2007. The decision was made in accordance with a landmark settlement agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity requiring the agency to expedite protection decisions for 757 species.
8-21-12. Before he died, Billy Graham, age 93. (NGP Photo, 6-8=12)
He has certainly hit the "world" on the head!
Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation
REVEREND GRAHAM SURE HAS A GOOD VIEW OF WHAT'S HAPPENING TO OUR COUNTRY!
'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable... We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from sin and Set us free. Amen!'
With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we once again can be called 'One nation under God!'
8-15-12. SOCIAL SECURITY NOW CALLED 'FEDERAL BENEFIT PAYMENT' ENTITLEMENT!
I'll be part of the one percent to forward this. I am forwarding it because it touches a nerve in me, and I hope it will in you. Please keep passing it on until everyone in our country has read it.
The government is now referring to our Social Security checks as a “Federal Benefit Payment.” This isn’t a benefit – its earned income! Not only did we all contribute to Social Security but our employers did too.
It totaled 15% of our income before taxes. If you averaged $30K per year over your working life, that's close to $180,000 invested in Social Security. If you calculate the future value of your monthly investment in social security ($375/month, including both your and your employer’s contributions) at a meager 1% interest rate compounded monthly, after 40 years of working you'd have more than $1.3+ million dollars saved! This is your personal investment.
Upon retirement, if you took out only 3% per year, you'd receive $39,318 per year, or $3,277 per month. That’s almost three times more than today’s average Social Security benefit of $1,230 per month, according to the Social Security Administration (Google it - it’s a fact).
And your retirement fund would last more than 33 years (until you're 98 if you retire at age 65)!
I can only imagine how much better most average-income people could live in retirement if our government had just invested our money in low-risk interest-earning accounts.
Instead, the folks in Washington pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madoff ever did.
They took our money and used it elsewhere. They “forgot” that it was OUR money they were taking.
They didn’t have a referendum to ask us if we wanted to lend the money to them.
And they didn’t pay interest on the debt they assumed.
And recently, they’ve told us that the money won’t support us for very much longer.
But is it our fault they misused our investments?
And now, to add insult to injury, they’re calling it a “benefit,” as if we never worked to earn every penny of it. Just because they “borrowed” the money, doesn't mean that our investments were acharity! Let’s take a stand. We have earned our right to Social Security and Medicare. Demand that our legislators bring some sense into our government – Find a way to keep Social Security and Medicare going, for the sake of that 92% of our population who need it.
Then call it what it is: Our Earned Retirement Income.
8-13-12. Read the bills before passing them!
8-5-12. How can the Administration lawfully regulate energy policy on federal lands in Alaska when it demonstrates a disdain for the rule of law in Texas? -dh
7-21-12. From an NGP reader: Dave, it is worse than anyone can imagine. People are scared, confused and while some have taken to the streets and received media attention to voice their anger (tea-party) the scared part is Obama may get re-elected and the truth will be in the primary….for Alaska as well as the nation if there is a trend for him to win, we will become truly a socialist country because the Power of the Presidency is more than people have realized specially with the US Senate covering his actions and not passing a budget in 4 years. Most good people fail to take action by voting or reaching out to others to do the same.
7-20-12. My source looked at me and posed a question I did not expect: Do you know who is in the White House?” I was uncertain if he meant who was present there now, or if he was talking in a more general sense knowing that he has followed my research on Barry Soetoro (a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama II), so I asked him for clarification. I thought it was a fair request. With that, he became visibly agitated and had a look in his eyes I’ve never seen before. “You can’t answer that [expletive deleted] question. Trust me, few can, and those who can won’t, because they’re either part of the ‘royal round table’ or they’re gutless [expletive deleted].”
7-19-12. "The Mexican government has been working with the United States Department of Agriculture to increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food stamps. USDA has an agreement with Mexico to promote American food assistance programs, including food stamps, among Mexican Americans, Mexican nationals and migrant communities in America. 'USDA and the government of Mexico have entered into a partnership to help educate eligible Mexican nationals living in the United States about available nutrition assistance,' the USDA explains in a brief paragraph on their 'Reaching Low-Income Hispanics With Nutrition Assistance' web page. 'Mexico will help disseminate this information through its embassy and network of approximately 50 consular offices.'"
3-30-12. From a faithful reader:
History Lesson on Your Social Security Card
Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this. It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.
Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.
An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION"message.
Our Social Security
Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
1.) That participation in the Program would be
No longer Voluntary
2.) That the participants would only have to pay
1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
Incomes into the Program,
on the first $90,000
3.) That the money the participants elected to put
into the Program would be deductible from
their income for tax purposes each year,
No longer tax deductible
4.) That the money the participants put into the
independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the
general operating fund, and therefore, would
only be used to fund the Social Security
Retirement Program, and no other
Government program, but,
Under Johnson the money was moved to
The General Fund and Spent
5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
Under Clinton & Gore
Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed
Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
now receiving a Social Security check every month --
and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put
away' -- you may be interested in the following:
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ----
Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the
general fund so that Congress could spend it?
A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
controlled House and Senate.
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --
Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
A: The Democratic Party.
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----
Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the
Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
Q: Which Political Party decided to start
giving annuity payments to immigrants?
AND MY FAVORITE:
A: That's right!
Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
began to receive Social Security payments! The
Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
even though they never paid a dime into it!
------------ -- ------------ --------- ----- ------------ --------- ---------
Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!
And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of
awareness will be planted and maybe changes will
But it's worth a try.
How many people can YOU send this to?
3-29-12. From Faithful NGP Reader Andrew Foster:
From Faithful NGP Reader Richard Peterson:
THE HEART OF DARKNESS
Dr. Jack Wheeler
To The Point
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Monrovia, Liberia. This is a horror story - far grimmer than anything Joseph Conrad ever imagined, much less experienced when he captained a steamboat on the Congo River in the Belgian Congo in 1889. Conrad's famous novel, Heart of Darkness, was fiction and only very loosely based on fact. This story is true - and it's not from the 19th century, it's contemporary.
Steel yourself, because we're in for a stomach-turning rough ride. How human beings can be capable of such evil seems inexplicable. It is not true that all of us are so capable - Conrad was wrong about that. Very wrong. Yet enough people are to make this a cautionary tale, as the odds of a maelstrom in our land mount along with those of Zero's reelection. It was such a maelstrom that recently engulfed West Africa.
The country of Liberia is unique in Africa, founded in the 1820s by American freed slaves under the auspices of the American Colonization Society. This was a group of philanthropists such as Henry Clay and Charles Mercer, who offered to repatriate freed slaves back to Africa if they desired. The support of President James Monroe enabled the settlement of several thousand freed slaves, who formally founded The Republic of Liberia 1847, with a constitution and government structure based on America's, and the capital named in honor of President Monroe - Monrovia.
The colonists called themselves Americo-Liberians, immensely proud of their American heritage, with an Antebellum South lifestyle that included wearing top hats and morning coats, and living in homes with columned porches. Their party, the True Whig Party, ruled Liberia for over 130 years. Then, in 1980, the descent into madness began.
Liberia was flourishing in the 1970s under President William Tolbert, the grandson of a freed slave from Charleston, South Carolina. Firestone Tire's enormous rubber plantation plus massive high-grade iron ore exports from the Bomi Hills had the place booming. But on the night of April 12, 1980, 17 soldiers led by a 28 year-old master sergeant, Samuel Doe, broke into the Executive Mansion, grabbed President Tolbert out of bed, shot him in the head, gouged out his right eye, and disemboweled him.
Doe was an uneducated bumpkin with a two-digit IQ from Liberia's most primitive tribe, the Krahn. He had no ideology. All he cared for was power and money. He had anyone who criticized him killed. When the US offered him $80 million in aid to stand against the Soviets, he happily accepted - and was honored with a visit to the White House to meet President Reagan in 1982. Doe continued slaughtering opponents and engaging in massive corruption. No complaints from Washington.
On Christmas Eve in 1989, an Americo-Liberian with a degree in economics from Bentley College in Boston, Charles Taylor, snuck into Liberia from the Ivory Coast with 100 armed men. Taylor had been schooled in guerrilla warfare at Muamar Ghaddafi's World Revolutionary Center in Libya, the "Harvard for Tyrants" responsible for training and placing a number of African despots in power.
Taylor had plenty of money and weapons from Gaddafi to recruit followers. His contribution to the history of bloody insurgency was to recruit children - illiterate kids from the bush as young as eight years old - into "the Kalashnikov lifestyle" of getting high on a mix of amphetamines, cane alcohol, and marijuana, to become psychopaths killing anyone they were ordered to without the slightest hesitation or remorse. The more heads they cut off, the greater the atrocities they committed, the more they were promoted in Taylor's growing insurgent army.
As Taylor conquered more territory, one of his commanders, Prince Johnson (Prince being a boy's name in Liberia, not a title) formed his own group to attack Monrovia. On September 9, 1990, his forces captured Samuel Doe. Johnson had Doe's torture interrogation and execution videotaped (it's on YouTube). As Johnson sips on a Budweiser beer, he calmly orders, "Cut off one ear." A knife slices it off as Doe screams. Then the other ear is sliced off. The next day, Doe's mutilated body was paraded around Monrovia in a wheelbarrow.
Liberia disintegrated into all-out factional-tribal civil war. A group of West African countries formed a "peacekeeping" force led by Nigerians called Ecomog - which, thanks to Nigerian soldiers' looting and pillaging, was dubbed by Liberians as Every Car Or Moving Object Gone. They kept Monrovia. Taylor seized the Bomi mines and the iron ore port of Buchanan, with British mining companies paying him $10 million a month to get the stockpiled ore out, while French companies paid him millions for timber. The rest of the country was murderously anarchic.
Taylor quickly became the richest warlord in Africa. Yet that wasn't enough. Right across the border in Sierra Leone lay the fabulous alluvial diamond fields of Kono. Taylor went to see his buddy Gaddafi in Tripoli to support, with money, weapons, and men an effort to seize them. Gaddafi said he had just the guy: a cashiered corporal in the Sierra Leone army whom Taylor knew from guerrilla training at the World Revolutionary Center, Foday Sankoh.
Sierra Leone was a British colony the Brits had turned over to a Big Man autocrat named Siaka Stevens who, by the time he left the scene at age 85 had amassed a fortune of $500 million and left the country completely bankrupt. As the government collapsed, it was ripe for the taking. On March 23, 1991, Sankoh led a group of several dozen fighters from Liberia, armed and financed by Taylor and Gaddafi. They called themselves the RUF, Revolutionary United Front.
Within weeks, by slaughtering anyone in authority, from chiefs and village elders to traders and teachers, Sankoh's RUF seized the Kono diamond fields. Taylor proclaimed Sankoh to be the "governor of Sierra Leone." To maintain control, Sankoh also abducted and forcibly recruited children, who as part of their drugged indoctrination, were often required to kill their own parents. Half of RUF fighters were 8 to 14 years old, girls and boys.
As recounted in Harvard for Tyrants above, together, Taylor and Sankoh "pioneered their signature atrocity in the 1990s -- the amputation of the arms and legs of men, women, and children... Their atrocities were backed by Gaddafi, who routinely met with Taylor and his closest associates to review the progress of the conflicts and supply weapons."
Sankoh had no political strategy whatever, just brute terror and force. After gaining control of the $300 million traffic in diamonds - which, because of the mass slaughter, became known as Blood Diamonds - in 1994 his RUF seized the bauxite (aluminum ore) mines, the world's largest (Sierra Leone has close to half the world's bauxite reserves). To keep them, he ordered his child fighters to indiscriminately chop off the hands, arms, and feet of villagers in the region.
When the RUF marched into Freetown, Sierra Leone's capital, in March of 1997 the Nigerians invaded and captured Sankoh. The RUF launched "Operation No Living Thing," hacking to death anyone in Freetown they could find. The savagery went on for over two years, until the Nigerians gave up and offered a peace deal in July 1999, with Sankoh made vice-president and keeping the Kono diamond mines.
When the RUF refused to cease its atrocities, Britain finally moved in with full-on military force in May, 2000. Sankoh was imprisoned, and the RUF disintegrated. Sankoh had been responsible for over 75,000 murdered, countless thousands mutilated, and some 70% of the entire population homeless. While awaiting trial for war crimes, he died in a Freetown prison in July 2003 - supposedly of a stroke.
As monstrous as Foday Sankoh was, Charles Taylor was worse. The civil war he conducted went on for seven years. Of Liberia's population of 2.5 million, 200,000 were killed and over one million made refugees with their homes and villages burned to the ground. When Taylor came out on top, the UN capitulated and under its auspices held presidential elections in July 1997.
Believe it or not, Taylor's actual campaign slogan was, " He killed my ma, he killed my pa, but I will still vote for him." He was elected president with 75% of the vote.
Taylor had threatened to renew his campaign of wholesale slaughter if he wasn't elected. From being the richest warlord in Africa, he now was the president of his own country. And a second civil war in Liberia promptly began. A collection of anti-Taylor factions sponsored by neighboring Guinea, advanced on Monrovia raping and looting on the way.
Taylor steadily lost ground, with the forces against him now supported by Britain and the US. When the Marines from the 26 th MEU landed in August 2003, Taylor resigned the presidency and was sent to luxury confinement in Nigeria. Other rebel factions were kicked out. The UN launched a massive operation to stabilize the country.
Elections were held in 2005, with a remarkable woman, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, becoming the first female head of state in Africa. For her efforts to put Liberia back on its feet, by 2010 Newsweek magazine designated her as one of "ten best leaders in the world." In 2011, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She was reelected president late last year.
Charles Taylor is today in prison in The Hague, Netherlands, for a war crimes trial. The verdict is scheduled to be announced next month (April 26). Prince Johnson not only remains at large, but is an elected member of the Liberian Parliament.
So - what does this horror story of the depths of depravity to which human beings can sink have to do with us? Surely, Americans, no matter what their ethnicity or ideology are not capable of such evil, yes?
Although it was a century and a half ago, it's worth recalling that Americans slaughtered each other by the hundreds of thousands in the Civil War. More specifically, Sherman's March to the Sea was directed at civilians, and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was designed to spark freed slave attacks on Southern white women whose husbands were off fighting the war (the Governor of New York, Horatio Seymour, denounced it as "a proposal for the butchery of women and children").
Today, we hear much talk of a "Second American Revolution." Our freedoms are being systematically stolen from us by an increasingly fascist government that recognizes no constitutional limits to its power. Our economy and livelihoods are being destroyed, with beyond-astronomical debt about to create hyper-inflation wiping us out.
And there is a new massive division between Americans. It was North-South in the Civil War. Now it is Producer-Parasite, Maker-Moocher, taxpayers who work and produce vs. those who get government subsidies and paychecks. On the one side of this divide are gun owners with hundreds of millions of guns and billions of rounds of ammo.
On the other side are those who advocate and engage in violence - with the Demagogue Media, the Demagogue-Democrat Party, and demagogue race hustlers egging them on. The black racist media frenzy regarding Trayvon Martin is the latest example. Race-baiting, guilt-mongering, demagoguery, and threats of violence are all the Democrats and their moocher allies have left.
We are well aware of what will happen to our country if Zero wins in November - the disaster will be catastrophic. Yet we must also be aware of what might happen if Zero loses. What Heart of Darkness might emerge?
Zero's defeat would signal that a majority of voters don't care about the Race Card anymore - and that's the Dems' only card. It will also signal the end (or at least the start of the end) of the Moochers' Gravy Train and the Entitlement Society. The odds are high that violence in "inner cities" and by public union workers will explode.
We can say, well, we have the guns. George Zimmerman had a gun, and used it when he was viciously attacked by Trayvon Martin. Which one is being demonized, which one sanctified?
America is not Africa, however much Zero is trying to Africanize it. It is not Liberia or Sierra Leone. Yet history teaches that a Heart of Darkness may lie within most any society. Ask the Germans. Normally, it is dormant. One sure way to awaken it is to deny its existence, to ignore any sign it may be aroused from its slumber.
Zero's defeat in November is not enough. It will only be the end of the beginning of America's rebirth. Hearts of Darkness will do their best to abort that rebirth. We must make sure they fail.
3-27-12. On Climate Change. From: Tom Taylor
3-27-12. Cartoon On Obamacare:
3-26-12. Gas Price Hypocrisy
3-24-12. One of our NGP readers, 'Tundrab', says, "I have never heard this said as simply or as well. Class war at its best."
The folks who are getting the free stuff don't like the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
The folks who are paying for the free stuff want the free stuff to stop. And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now... the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free stuff, have told the people who are RECEIVING the free stuff, that the people who are PAYING for the free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So... the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the free stuff.
Now understand this. All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere between 200 and 250 years after being founded. The reason?
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money from the treasury by electing people who promised to give them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776, 236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff. We have one chance to change that in 2012. Failure to change that spells the end of the United States as we know it.
ELECTION 2012 IS COMING
A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!
I'M 100% for PASSING THIS ON !!! For all our sake PLEASE Take a Stand!!!
Language: English only
Culture: Constitution, and the Bill of Rights!
Drug Free: Mandatory Drug Screening before Welfare!
NO freebies to: Non-Citizens!
We, the people, are coming.
12-11-11. Professor Lovell correctly discusses attack of US Administration on Arizona. *** ...if Obama is really serious about jobs and energy security, what’s with his delaying a magnificent job creator and reliable source of energy from the Canada/US pipeline from Alberta to Texas?
12-10-11. Letter to Nancy Pelosi *** Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted the Defense Department for classifying the Fort Hood massacre as workplace violence and suggested political correctness is being placed above the security of the nation's Armed Forces at home. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/06/military-growing-terrorist-target-lawmakers-warn/print#ixzz1gFaNPKEr
12-09-11. The Constitution prohibits the establishment of a State Religion, for compelling historical reasons. For equally compelling reasons, we need to prohibit the Religion of the State itself. We must separate the economy, like religion, from being state-run. *** The Cause of Housing Crisis.
THE ONLY THING THAT CAN SAVE THE WORLD
Dr. Jack Wheeler
To The Point
Friday, 09 December 2011
There is a genre of historical fiction writing called Alternate or What-If History. Its purpose is to focus on one of history's critical forks in the road, and by speculating on what might have happened had a different fork been taken (e.g., if Lee had won at Gettysburg or if Booth had missed) it can advance our understanding of what did happen.
It can only be useful in that regard if it is to be anything other than pure entertainment and idle speculation - for history cannot be changed. What did happen, happened, and not something else. History is stochastic, a series of uniquely unrepeatable events.
Nonetheless, what-if alternate histories do help us realize that some events are more important than others, suddenly determining an outcome affecting the fate of very large numbers of people for generations to come.
Ideally, they could be forward-looking, helping us distinguish between inconsequential forks we're facing and those we need to pay attention to - most especially enabling us to see when we're headed for a major Fork of History, one that future historians will be writing about.
Like right now. A Fork that will determine the fate of the world, how the lives of billions of people will turn out. A Fork that will be endless fodder for future what-if histories. A Fork of History down one path of which lies doom, down the other lies liberation.
We're there, folks. It's time to choose. There's only one thing that can extricate the world from the calamity descending upon it.
On Tuesday (12/06), President Zero delivered a farcically fascist speech in Kansas in which he offered to be a pied piper leading us down the path of doom. To take the other path, we first need a look at the history of religious wars.
It is a history drowning in blood. Islam stands out as a self-professed "religion of the sword," perpetrating an endless series of slaughters upon those who refused to submit to it. One example is Mahmud of Ghazni (971-1030), who conducted such a horrific reign of Moslem pillage and murder directed at Buddhist-Hindu India, it prompted historian Will Durant to comment: "The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history."
Mohammed was a bandit chieftain who became a Prince of War towards infidels. Jesus was a carpenter who became a Prince of Peace towards our fellow man. Unfortunately, it took Christians in political power many centuries to figure this out. Ever hear of the Albigensians?
Named after the town of Albi in the Languedoc region of what is now southern France where their beliefs took hold in the mid-1100s, their rejection of the Church of Rome's opulence and papal corruption spread like wildfire until Pope Innocent III (1160-1216) declared them heretics and ordered a Crusade to destroy them.
Innocent III initiated the Albigensian Crusade in 1208. His successors Honorius III (p. 1216-1227), Gregory IX (p. 1227-1241), and Innocent IV (p. 1243-1254) continued it until the heresy was genocidally extinguished with over one million dead.
But that death count is dwarfed by that of the Catholic Monarchy of France waging war upon French Calvinists called Huguenots from 1562 to 1598 - resulting in the deaths, estimated by French history professor Robert Knecht at between 2 and 4 million.
And that death count is dwarfed by the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants in Central Europe from 1628 to 1648, estimated by historian C. V. Wedgewood at some 7.5 million - between 30 to 40% of much the population of Central Europe.
Meanwhile over in England, Queen Elizabeth (1533-1603) in 1559 made it illegal not to belong to the Anglican Church of England established by her father Henry VIII, and not to attend official Church of England services every Sunday and holy day. Various groups of Christians rebelled, one of which was so turned off by state church repression and corruption they left - and sailed to America.
Once the Pilgrims had established their Massachusetts Colony, however, they demanded the same religious conformity that they had escaped from. The first Pilgrim to rebel was Roger Williams (1603-1683), who arrived in Boston in 1631. He immediately began advocating freedom of religion and the separation of church and state. There must be, he said, "a high wall of separation" between the "Garden of Christ" - one's own religious views - and the "Wilderness" of the State.
In 1635, Williams was convicted by the colony's General Court of "sedition and heresy," and banished. By the spring of 1636, he founded the community of Providence, which expanded into the colony of Rhode Island, becoming a haven for persecuted folks like Baptists, Quakers, and Jews.
Due to his own experience and his revulsion at the mass slaughter currently going on during the Thirty Years War in Europe, in 1644 he wrote a treatise entitled The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution. The English Parliament ordered it burned by the public hangman.
In it, Williams condemned attempts to compel religious belief to be "the rape of the soul," that "forced worship" had caused "oceans of blood" to be spilt, which is why "forced worship stinks in the nostrils of God."
The state, he maintained, had "no business" enforcing the "First Table" (1-4) of the Ten Commandments regarding the worship of God - only the "Second Table" (5-10) regarding civil obligations not to hurt other people (murder, steal, lie et al). "Liberty of conscience" is everyone's God-given right.
"An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh."
OK - interesting, Jack, you may be thinking, but why the history lesson? What's all this have to do with America's fork in the road in 2012? With the impending economic meltdown of the European Union and much of the entire global economy? The odds of an economic conflagration like none of us have seen are growing by the day, and you're talking about Church & State?
Yes, I am - because Jefferson is warning us right now about "the impious presumption of legislators and rulers... setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others." Because Jefferson's and Madison's solution to preventing religious wars - Religious Liberty - is the solution to preventing the economic wars about to descend upon us.
That solution is Economic Liberty. That solution is the Separation of Economy and State - for precisely the same reasons for the Separation of Church and State. Such a separation - capitalism for real - is the only thing that will save the world from plunging into economic darkness. Violently.
With Zero's Osawatomie Speech, we have reached the fork in the road of America's future. The critical moment has arrived. If you can stomach it, read the whole thing. It is diabolically dishonest. He is actually claiming his Marxist-Fascist values are those of America's. He has the mind-boggling demagogic chutzpah to claim that free market capitalism "doesn't work - it has never worked."
Free market capitalism - economic liberty - is the only thing that ever has worked to create widespread prosperity. What has never worked in history is what Zero advocates: socialism, fascism, and the destruction of economic liberty by government rules, hamstrings, restrictions, taxes, and subsidies.
In Osawatomie, Zero came out of the closet, exposing his stark naked Anti-Americanism for all to see. The President of the United States is not an American, not in his heart, not in his soul. Rush Limbaugh called Osawatomie a Marxist attack on America, and he is exactly right:
"In fact, it is, my friend, and don't doubt me, the same speech that Stalin always gave, that Mao Tse-tung always gave, that Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez and Kim Jong-il still give. Communist leaders around the world give this speech constantly."
Make no mistake: Zero is calling for a religious war upon creators of wealth. The only way to stop it is Jefferson's and Madison's way applied to the secular religion of Marxist Fascism: the separation of economy and state.
How is this to be done?
The first thing is to call for it. It should be the rallying cry of the Tea Parties. They sure have been quiet lately. Are they still alive? Comatose? Deep asleep and snoring? If Zero's Declaration of War on America doesn't wake them up, then nothing will. If they can't and won't defend, loudly and publicly, economic liberty and free market capitalism now, then they are useless.
Next is for a GOP presidential candidate to call for it and make it a major campaign theme:
"We are facing economic war in this country, which could be as violent as the horrific religious wars of the past. Religious wars stopped when America created religious liberty. I will stop the coming economic war by creating prosperity through economic liberty.
"I am a proud advocate of Capitalism - real economic freedom, not crony-corporate capitalism that doles out government subsidies and monopolies. Mr. Obama is an arrogant advocate of Marxism - real economic slavery and parasitism. Mr. Obama advocates state control and state sponsorship of business, just as tyrants of yore advocated state control and sponsorship of religion which resulted in religious warfare.
"What Mr. Obama is offering is economic warfare, poverty, and slavery by combining the economy and the state. I am offering you economic peace, prosperity, and freedom by separating the economy and the state. Which do you choose, America?"
Third will be to knock down the inevitable straw men Zero and the Enemedia will set up, that economy/state separation will cause anarchy, mass starvation, the end of life on earth, blah-blah.
We do in fact have religious liberty in America, and government keeps it within civilized bounds. No Mexican cult is allowed to practice Aztec human sacrifice, Mormons can't have polygamy. The same with economic liberty. Government is required for markets to function, for property rights to exist. "Ownership" is a legal concept which only a government can provide, as distinguished from physical possession (which a thief has of something he stole).
Thus government sets basic rules, such as regarding ownership and contracts, and is the referee adjudicating them - staying out of the game otherwise. Oh, and for "fairness," "inequality," "social justice" and other Orwellianisms of the left, just provide Walter Williams' definition:
"What's fair, equal, and socially just is: I get to keep what I earn, you get to keep what you earn. No problem."
We and America are in the game of our lives, the Mother of all Super Bowls. We can't win by playing defense. We have to go on the offense. We have to be Pro-Capitalist, Pro-Creative Destruction, Pro-Personal Responsibility. Our opponents are religious fanatics. They worship the Church of the State. Their religion is the State. Ours is not.
The Constitution prohibits the establishment of a State Religion, for compelling historical reasons. For equally compelling reasons, we need to prohibit the Religion of the State itself. We must separate the economy, like religion, from being state-run. That is the only thing now that can save America - and America is the only hope of the world.