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The Cost of Freedom Today

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Our inalienable—God given—rights as set down in the Constitution are under attack. It’s the agenda of the American left to implement an unholy, “live for today” secularism which will destroy the virtues and truth contained in our founding documents.

The strength of our republic was derived from a higher authority. Our government was designed to prevent any group amassing so much power that the society at large would be harmed.

It is our culture that should drive politics, not the other way around. Today’s politicians demean that culture and subject the American people to tyranny. The Obama Regime in particular has assumed unconstitutional authority over virtually every aspect of our lives. The checks and balances of our tripartite form of government have been destroyed, the voice of the American people ignored as wealth and power work together to drive their own agendas and rule the general populace.

Today, those who endeavor to enjoy a certain level of success are deemed “out of touch” with the working class. We forget that in the past, hard work, honesty and honor were the keys to prosperity. Now, even the so called “poor” have become complacent, preferring those who are still productive to work for them. Our society ignores everything that has been successful in the past and is willing to allow elites who believe themselves superior to endanger our rights, reject a basic morality and invite the total collapse of a nation which has been the envy of the world. We have foolishly abandoned every pursuit that has made this country great.

Any individual, group or force which dares challenge the elitist left is deemed intolerant, racist, homophobic, anti-environment. Christianity is among the most dangerous, the most implacable of enemies as it advances morality, truth and societal norms. Could there be anything less progressive!

We now have a ruling class of political and societal elites, corporations, lobbyists, and consultants. They are convinced that they know more, know better than the average man in the street. They look to force a oneness of belief on all people, a blanding of the everyday man into a drone of government; a governing authority which they believe capable of righting all wrongs and properly running our lives from birth to death. They demand we trade freedom for government imposed “security.” Individual concepts of thought, of right and wrong will no longer be permitted. There will be no voluntary association with any group or idea not approved by the government.

Something to keep in mind as culture and morals are further eroded by politicians who no longer work for us is that patriotism is love of country, NOT love of government or of the agenda of the political/social elite. Sooner or later millions of Americans will refuse to abide the Marxist, statist rule of the left. It will be a second American Revolution and as patriots, we must win it.

Democrat propagandist Ken Burns reminds us of how self-absorbed liberals are

By Kevin “Coach” Collins

Recently, documentary film maker Ken Burns was the commencement speaker at a college graduation. As he spoke he reminded us that liberals are always angry and dissatisfied with America and never pass up a chance to say so.

Here are some random thoughts about his speech.

Among other subjects in a predictable assortment of tripe, Burns essentially apologized for being White as he stood with a smug, self-assured look while hitting his applause lines. His apology represents a favorite liberal ploy of giving away something that they don’t own. My right to apologize or not apologize for something is mine and mine alone.

He babbled about “Black lives matter” while not whispering a word about the majority of Black murder victims dying at the hands of other Blacks. The make-up of Burns’ audience was revealed by the huge drop off in applause when Burns followed up with “all lives matter.” The brothers and sisters don’t want to hear that.

He used a familiar, liberal line about how “Almost weekly a Black man is killed by the police” without including a word about the circumstances. He also failed to mention the fact that Blacks kill dozens of times more Blacks than are killed by cops. He said nothing about the savagery that is visited upon Blacks by other Blacks who belong in prison as he bemoaned the number of Black men in prison. He said nothing about the fact that his hometown in New Hampshire is less than 3% Black and hundreds of miles from the nearest Black ghetto.

Burns referenced the Civil War and told his student audience he was drafting them into the “Union Army.” He didn’t mention the fact that the Union Army had to free the great grandparents of his audience at gun point from the Democrats who ran the plantations then and still run them today.

He alluded to “plantations” and “company stores” still around today but never mentioned that it is Democrats, his Party, that hold Blacks as captives in nightmarish lives and lie to them about who is responsible for their misery.

He had nothing good to say about America and chose to hold the hands of his minority audience cautioning about the world outside of family and school being scary.

Burns typifies what is wrong with the Left. They have no understanding of actual human nature and are determined to see the world as they want it to be rather than as it is.

Burns and people like him are eager to convince graduating minority students that their world is essentially the same as the one their slave ancestors lived in. Such is the reason that Burns and fellow race hustlers are the problem not the solution.

Source: http://www.weaselzippers.us/224379-moonbat-filmmaker-ken-burns-invokes-black-lives-matter-during-commencement-address-apologizes-on-behalf-of-white-people/

Taking Our Country Back, Part 4

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

In this final part of Taking Our Country Back, I ask what we can do to change the direction in which our country is headed. There are steps that can be taken involving both the individual and our culture. But nothing will change unless the American people understand that ignoring problems or pretending they will be resolved somehow at some point in the future are not options at this point. Low information voters must be made to get involved by understanding the dire consequences of remaining on the present path; that the ongoing, seemingly endless gravy train will soon end.

We will not survive as a nation if we agree to simply “slow the rate” of government growth. Government growth never slows and never ends. We need to force our federal government to live within a budget, rein in the welfare state by ending it and close government bureaucracies which have become political slush funds and obvious Party cheerleaders. In this Republicans are just as guilty as Democrats, with the Senate and House both caving on any changes needed to repair the system. Welfare to Work for some odd reason is considered racist, the word bandied about whenever liberals are concerned their bought and paid for voting blocs are being threatened. Welfare has become generational vote buying that keeps families from moving ahead. It must be ended.

Slavery was a part of our national heritage which has been ended and condemned by all. But Barack Obama is now using the 160 year old history of slavery for the purpose of seeking reparations, that is, entitlements for millions who do not deserve them. My family came from the Czech Republic, a potato farmer who made his way here legally and worked his way into a middle class way of life. He didn’t take from others or keep anyone down to raise his family. He just worked hard.

Reparations will further divide this country and Barack Obama and the rest of the radical left know it. Americans are happy to help those who need it. But we must NOT provide billions to the undeserving in an attempt to appease White guilt that should not be felt in the first place. By the way, I assume taxpayers will be reimbursed the $16-20 trillion in Great Society welfare payments–our own reparations– before reparations for the previous institution of slavery are seriously discussed.

Government is too big. Does anyone really know how many government agencies exist, how many work there, what they do, or how much money they spend? Our government has turned into a clown show, making regulations by the thousands and infringing on our freedoms. We are literally being ruled by an unelected subculture which believes it knows best how Americans should lead their lives.

It is the citizen’s responsibility to be informed. If we have no knowledge of our founding principles, we have no understanding what our government should be and more importantly, what it should NOT be. As a result, politicians believe themselves entitled to rule rather than govern.

Ours is an exceptional country, no matter what Obama and leftist academics say. The indoctrination of our children in the greatness of the liberal agenda, starting in grade school and continuing through college, has to stop. Multiculturalism is all but worshipped by the far left. The notion that all cultures must be treated as equals; that criticism is the equivalent of racism or bigotry; this is the sort of dangerous nonsense which can lead to the death of those forced to accept it. Can anyone but a lunatic actually believe that Iran’s practice of beheading gays or the Saudi practice of treating women like chattel should be considered acceptable cultural nuances?

Responsibility must be the cornerstone of our country. Diversity can be celebrated, but not in and of itself. There are universal truths which must be accepted in all successful societies and by all worthy cultures. Already contemptuous of the United States, leftists embrace multiculturalism and diversity only as methods of destroying the society and culture they detest. We must stop them or be enslaved by them. This “choice” may be forced upon the American people sooner than we think.

Taking Back America, Part 3

By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer

Pundits tell us that the Republican Party will never win the black vote. Is there a reason for that? Is it perhaps because conservatives put an emphasis on personal responsibility and the rights of the individual? But does a black man care less about his child’s education than a white man? Does a black man working two jobs to put his child through college care any less about the cost of insurance, or if he has to worry about a politically correct response to the burning question of what he wants out of life?

I am a retired military veteran and have worked with a great many people. And I have in my own world found something that would startle a great many people. Among blacks, whites, Asians, Latinos and all others (I would assume the numbers are basically the same) 85% are good people just trying to get through life, doing the best they can. Ten percent will do just enough to get by and 5% are just losers no matter what you do for them. So how did we get where we are?

Over the past several decades, America has been divided. Progressives have deliberately pushed Americans apart as they pander to women, blacks and Hispanics. These individual groups have formed the base of the Democrat Party for many years, not realizing that being a part of the progressive movement has not changed their lifestyle. What has happened to black employment under this Administration? Who has predicted the lowest of expectations for these groups?

Calls for more government intervention are only guaranteed to make matters worse. The War on Poverty has been ongoing since LBJ; more than 50 years. A total of $16 Trillion in transfer payments have been made from those who work to those who do not.  And what has changed? The numbers still in poverty have not changed, unless it has been to increase.

But the attitude of waiting with your hand out—that has certainly changed. Those numbers have grown exponentially every year. And it is music to the ears of Democrats throughout the nation. For they realize that people dependent upon Big Brother are likely to stay that way, generation after generation. The Democrat Party has seen to it. After all, millions of votes are theirs for the asking; that is, for the buying. And only a massive redirection of incentives away from those who expect everyone else to take care of them can possibly dismantle the poisonous system with which the left have deliberately destroyed a race and they hope, eventually a nation.

It is up to us, all of us, to make a change, to make a difference. We can inform others of the cruel future guaranteed them by the Democrat Party, but we must not help Democrats provide it for them. Welfare for the able bodied must end. Those who decide to riot will burn down their own neighborhoods and towns. Let them pay for these crimes and do the rebuilding. We can’t waste any more time or money trying to help those who refuse to help themselves. Nor will we continue being intimidated into providing a free living. They have the choice between work, poverty and prison. Let them make it.

The progressive agenda is anathema to liberty. It survives only by means of theft, threat and force. The left must discredit the family, Christianity, our constitutional republic and way of life by telling the so-called “have-nots” that the rich have taken what is rightfully theirs. This is class warfare as practiced by the true experts.

The family is the backbone of this country. It is where everything starts, whether good or bad. Parents need to teach their children, children need to respect others. We need to have the respect and care necessary to tell our fellow man: “You are going down the wrong path, let me help.” Hollywood’s limousine liberals, D.C. progressives, academics and celebrity wanna-be’s will not provide help to anyone. They spout platitudes and move on. They have engaged in their feel-good service of the day. Have they changed you personally? Their goal is to prove to themselves and their fellow, brain-dead libs how compassionate they are.

The agenda of the far left and the effect of its minions on the United States and its citizens have always been the same—lie in order to destroy the culture and society; lie in order to put progressives in positions of power; attack anyone who disagrees or tells the truth.

The choice belongs to us. Will we work to sustain our nation and liberty, or destroy the one chance we have to move forward?

How very important Election 2016 can be.

John Velisek USN (Ret.)

Diversity has been given a bad name by “progressives” and their minions in Academia

“You Still Have ‘White Privilege’ Even if you ‘Survived a Nazi Concentration Camp’ ”

This extraordinary claim, that “it doesn’t matter what hardships you’ve had to face, you still have white privilege,” was directed to husband and wife survivors of Nazi tyranny by Robin DiAngelo, Professor of Multicultural Education at Westfield State University. With a scholarship in Social Justice Education and Whiteness Studies, DiAngelo teaches courses in Multicultural Teaching, Inter-group Dialogue Facilitation, and Cultural Diversity & Social Justice.

It is to progressive thinkers and holders of powerful educational credentials like Professor DiAngelo that Jerry Todd has directed his response.

By Jerry Todd, staff writer 

Today’s “progressive” has such a limited mindset, it’s a wonder they can find their way to the bathroom in the morning. Being severely “corpus callosum challenged” – meaning they cannot process and integrate left and right brain signals (except for designing video games) to arrive at cogent and reasonable conclusions. An ancient text referred to this as “ever learning, but never coming to the knowledge of truth…”

Diversity in their limited perception means merely simple human divisions of race, gender, ethnicity and economic status – with today’s strange nod to sexual “preference.” True diversity goes infinitely deeper into the endless range of gifts, talents and visions among all humanity and expressed in each unique individual.

The role of education is not to segregate people into mind-numbing pre-conceived boxes to meet some totalitarian goal. Seeking one’s own gifts and talents also mitigates the more base drives for physical satisfaction whatever that may be. Searching, discovering and application are the moral counterpoint to self-demeaning urges the mob covets for us.

Education – to educe – to draw out – is the most important role for the “Educator.” If the Educator has no vision of his/her own, or basis in the Wisdom of the Ages, what value is delivered? That which is passed down to us in our faith restrains us from overwhelming others instead of serving them.

Have you ever pondered God’s command to Adam and Eve to “… Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over all the plants and animals…?” God entrusted us with His Creation. We search and toil in awe as we strive to subdue and be fruitful… all the way into outer space with our visions and inventions!

Being fruitful, multiplying and subduing doesn’t imply beating the heck out of everything in sight. The Author of Beauty has love and stewardship in mind for us. Fruitfulness not only implies populating this wonderful earth across the lands and seas, but to subdue the untamed riches by a wedding of two gifts of Creation:

1. The gift of a wonderful planet Earth – The vast array of elements, minerals, flora and fauna. Their properties, combinations and improvements are our responsibility to discover and apply as good stewards. Subduing or taming these often wild and dangerous components of creation requires wisdom and imagination. That’s where science and free enterprise come in.

2. The gift of infinite diversity – Since the challenges are infinite, and in this engineer’s mind, an eternal voyage of discovery, development, sharing, rejoicing and praising He who made us in his image and likeness. Infinite challenges require infinite diversity. The “progressive” totalitarian is incapable of such vision. He/she destroys the visions of others, especially since in our times they have dominated what is left of education and media to the point the people perish for lack of vision.

Science has determined we all came from one set of parents and are therefore brothers and sisters. See www.nationalgeographic.com/genographic

We share common blood types and can cross breed – we go back about 60,000 years as developed humanity. The “official” racial, ethnic and moral diversity of the “regressive” divides us into potentially warring camps while denying “In God we Trust” and “e pluribus unum.”

True diversity is the infinite range of gifts, talents, challenges and opportunities humanity is intended to share in a free society – as one our Founders sacrificed for and passed down to us. No one is smart enough to determine an individual’s value and potential. That is why all life is sacred from conception to natural death. As Americans, we rejoice in the limitless opportunities our Constitutional Republic has allowed us to discover, to fail, to succeed. No nation or system of governance has ever afforded its people the privilege to thrive in infinite diversity as individuals and as a people. No nation has such a large population of academic ingrates.