Archive for the ‘Historical Perspectives’ Category

Cruel Britannia

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

The recent release of the Lockerbie bomber is further evidence that the British are not our friends and, on that day when all truth is revealed, we shall discover that they never really have been. Apart from a few entertaining cultural exports such as the Beatles, Stones, the Monty Python troupe and Hyacinth Bucket, we have largely fallen prey to British interests, intrigues and treacheries from the beginning of our republic until this very day. The greatest evil of our time, the Federal Reserve, is a highly toxic British innovation that has devastated the very essence of our body politic, our economy and our culture. The only thing we really have in common with the British is the English language, which has lured us into a very false sense of security, allowing us to believe that we enjoy a level of understanding that proceeds from a benign filial relationship. Don’t be fooled. They just want to continue to loot our treasury. And never forget, the Canadians are British.

More Stupid Cops!

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

This story appeared today.

DECATUR, Ga. — \”The DeKalb County police department is investigating two officers who have been accused of running a criminal background check on President Barack Obama.

County public safety director William Miller said in a prepared statement Wednesday that the officers have been put on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. The officers\’ names were not released.

Miller said the police department was notified by the U.S. Secret Service that DeKalb County computers were used to run a query on Obama. He did not say what investigators believe was the officers\’ motive.

Miller said the officers\’ behavior will \”not be tolerated\” by the county.\”

If Obama has no criminal record we should know, just as we should know if he does. Or are these cops simply behaving stupidly?

King vs Emperor

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Race relations again take center stage in our nation\’s capitol, but much has changed. There is a great deal of difference between \”I have a dream\”, and \”I have a gift\”, but no matter how you skin it, the content of the individual\’s character remains the central issue.

The Gun Device

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Peace is a wonderful ideal, worthy of the efforts of those who pursue it, but those who honestly seek peace must be mindful of those who employ dishonesty in pursuit of different goals. So it was with Munich and so it is with the Middle East peace process. The difference between Munich and the current debate involving peace in our time is about 3000 to 4000 years, give or take a century or two. Abraham has a nearly numberless posterity. The intervening generations have bickered and battled over the rights of inheritance with greater or lesser intensity, depending upon their relative states of military preparedness. Little has changed through the millennia.

Now comes George Mitchell, Obama\’s special envoy; the man who negotiated the baseball players strike. I do not doubt his sincere desire to see peace in this strife-torn region. What person in their right mind does not want peace? Hint. The question contains the answer. But this is not baseball. These are not merely competitive men striving for seasonal victories in a capitalistic forum, to be assuaged with a banner, a ring and extra zeros on their paychecks. In stark contrast, most of the players and coaches in this ancient contest are hyper-agendized religious ideologues whose only relationship to sports can be summed up in Vince Lomardi\’s famous words, \”Winning isn\’t everything; it\’s the only thing.\”

Quoting Mitchell:

\”I told President Assad that President Obama is determined to facilitate a truly comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace. That peace means between Palestinians and Israelis, between Syria and Israel, and between Lebanon and Israel. And of course, ultimately, the full normalization of relations between Israel and all of the countries in the region. This is what the Arab peace initiative calls for, and it is the ultimate aim of the effort we are undertaking.\”

All well and good but completely impossible while Hamas and Hezbollah and their sponsors (now to include the US government) fully reject Israel\’s right to exist.

Extreme efforts to force a peace on the peoples of this region has interesting parallels in physics. The first nuclear bomb employed what was known as the \”gun device\” wherein two pieces of fissionable material, each less than a critical mass, are brought together very rapidly to form a single supercritical one, resulting in a nuclear explosion. Putting a gun to either party\’s head to force them together to accept what has forever been unacceptable will not produce peace, unless one considers the termination of hostilities brought about by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be peace.

No one should be surprised.

Great Save!

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

So Obama and Imanuel and their team rescued the economy! Will someone please inform my creditors?

The Common Defense

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The most important role of the federal government is to provide for the common defense. Obama promised to veto the defense funding authorization bill if money was allotted therein for the manufacture of state of the art F-22 aircraft. This is the generation of aircraft that keeps us ahead of potential enemies in the air superiority game. It is bad enough that a president would shirk his primary duty under the Constitution but, surprise surprise, we have to add names of Democrat senators to the list. This obvious lack of common sense seriously threatens the common defense. But is this merely a failure of thinking or something more sinister? These people will spend money on all kinds of things that the Constitution never authorized the federal government to fund but they balk at the very thing they are commanded to ensure. The nation cannot effectively defend itself itself against foreign enemies while the reigns of power are held by domestic enemies. We are nearing the time when the citizenry will once again have to look to the Declaration of Independence for guidance. You should look there now so you know what is expected of you as an American.

Real Retro

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Having invested some time in reflection (in the wake of the Sotomoyor hearings) upon the apparent value placed upon open-mindedness, I have concluded that some of my convictions have been so narrow as to prevent my contemplation of solutions to cultural problems that should have been obvious for a long time. I am now willing to relinquish my opposition to abortion if the procedure can be retroavtivety administered to the most ardent of its proponents. Would this not be win/win?

Some Splainin\’ To Do

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Before you force this unwise change in our health care system down our throats, Mr. President, please answer just one health-related question. May we see your original birth certificate? If you have nothing to hide, why expend so much effort to hide it? And who is Barry Soetoro, the Indonesian fellow who received US government aid to foreign students as a California college student? As was so artfully expressed by one of the Senators in the Sotomoyor hearings; \”You\’ve got some splainin\’ to do\”.

And That\’s The Way It Is!

Friday, July 17th, 2009

I wouldn\’t want to be Walter Cronkite right now! After infecting journalism with super-subjectivity and subjecting the rest us to agenda-driven propaganda disguised as news, and after having nearly single-handedly snatched defeat from victory in Vietnam (with all the horrific consequences that has wrought), Walter has gone from being the \”most trusted man in America\” to perhaps the most busted man in the universe, at least until he is joined by the more prominent members of our current governmental power structure.

In the Real World

Friday, July 17th, 2009

As much as we need cops and teachers and firefighters these are not the jobs that sustain the economy. These are important jobs but apart from the fact that a firefighter can minimize loss to a structure or save a human life, he or she produces no product or service that can be packaged, sold and taxed. This is true of nearly all government work. Government employees are ultimately consumers of the wealth generated by entrepreneurialism; the creative, productive engine that powers the overall economy. Obama and Biden will tout the \”saving\” of government sector jobs as proof of the success of their strategy to create jobs, but if those jobs don\’t produce anything which contributes to the creation of other private or public sector jobs then they have only succeeded in making a bad problem worse by further draining resources without yielding additional benefits or results. I say this with all due respect to honest and hardworking civil servants. It is not their fault. This morass was created by the decision makers in DC and in the state capitols around the nation; people who, for the most part, are unfamiliar with anything but the foggy notions and fuzzy logic that fuel their political agenda. This is why the Founders wanted elected officials to serve a few years in government and return to their shops, their fields and their forges, lest they forget how things work in the real world.

The Comrade from Comminskey

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

In reading an article on Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton\’s comeback from elbow surgery and her attempt to re-position herself as a lead player in the administration, I could not help but feel a certain sense of nostalgia for the good old days when the Clintons ran the show. Their worst days in office and their most loathsome scandals were better than Obama\’s best days at the helm. Bill\’s sociopathic tendencies were at least tempered by his Bubba-esque charm. His predilections and his appetites appear quite benign, in hindsight, especially in view of the current president\’s ideologically unambiguous un-American persuasions. If only there were an intern or two to distract this fellow, for any amount time, from his mission to destroy what is left of this country! It is certain that he could be forgiven if not lauded and applauded for giving in to natural inclinations.

Enough of the comrade from Comminskey!
It\’s down with Alinsky
and up with Lewisnky!

Furthermoyor

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

As the nominee to the highest court has continued to fall back on \”Supreme Court Precedent\” in her effort to dodge the issues and duck the controversy she knows would exist if she explained how she really felt, it would be interesting if someone posed the following question;

\”Would you have made the same repeated claims of fidelity to precedent if you had been nominated to the court 150 years ago, in 1859?\”

Why would her answer be revealing? If she said yes, she would be claiming to uphold the court\’s 1857 Dred Scott ruling and, so doing, endorse the institution of slavery. If she said no, she would no longer be able to use \”precedent\” as a means of dodging the hard questions that a life-long appointee to the court should be required to answer. We might then get some straight answers to serious inquiries instead of the valium-laced artifice that passes for testimony and the hackneyed hedging of her historical habit of making racist and sexist statements passed off as serious scrutiny.

And if you cannot bring yourself to pray for a meltdown, the least you can do is pray that this person will uphold the Constitution.

Failing the Test

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Sotomoyor fails the Poached Frog litmus test. By affirming Patrick Leahy\’s absurd assertion that the Second Amendment applies only to the Federal government and not to states and municipalities, the nominee illustrated her ignorance of the intent of the Founders and put at risk the fundamental guarantor of all of our liberties; the right and the ability to defend them. Let\’s hope and pray she has the meltdown to which Sen. Graham alluded.

He Who Fails to Learn from History—–

Monday, July 13th, 2009

The word \”historic\” has been tossed around quite a bit of late, most recently at the Sotomoyor hearings, as though it was synonymous for \”wonderful\” or \”fabulous\”. Well, a trillion dollar budget deficit is historic, but hardly wonderful (our government actually owes nearly 80 times this much). The Black Plague, the Johnstown flood, the Civil War and Hurricane Katrina were historic but hardly fabulous. Genghis Khan, Lucrezia Borgia, Jack the Ripper, Lizzie Borden and Charlie Manson are all historic but would we invite them over for dinner? Should we vote for someone because he or she is historic? If this truly is an acceptable standard, the German people can be forgiven for filling the Reichstag with Nazis in 1933. How will our votes fare in the eyes of history?

On another note, Obama\’s full court press for his agenda items is not because these things are needed in order to save the economy. Quite the contrary. He needs them to solidify his power and he needs to get it done quickly before anyone reads the fine print (not that anyone has bothered to read the large print). And he is pushing all these things simultaneously to keep us all distracted and to keep the opposition off balance. The man is not stupid but he is historic.

Those tele-prompters are just see-through mirrors, right? Who gets the seven years of bad luck; him or us? Does the seven year curse mean he gets re-elected?

Who is Invited to the Gene-Pool Party?

Friday, July 10th, 2009

The outrage manufactured out of the Pennsylvania swimming pool incident becomes even more culturally illuminating in the light of Justice Ginsburg\’s recent comments regarding the original intent of the Rowe v Wade decision. She claims to have initially thought that legalized abortion was all about controlling population and, specifically, certain portions of the population deemed to be less desirable. She would have been correct. This was, after all, the original goal of the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger.

The people expressing the greatest indignation over the pool incident would have been perfectly happy, if not giddy, if those children\’s lives had been ended in one of Sanger\’s \”clinics\” before they ever learned (or forgot) how to swim.

It is very difficult to comprehend the illogic of the modern leftist. Attempts at understanding are, in fact, not recommended due to the high levels of toxicity and the potential for transference.

Flag Day

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Flag Day, 2009: What a Free and Strong America means to Me

America is not a place. It is an ideal distilled from the wisdom of the ages by people of good character who held these resultant truths to be self-evident; that God, not government, is the grantor of our liberty, and that each citizen’s worth is inherent within this context.

America has become the lodestar for generations of refugees from myriad forms of tyrannical rule. Americans are self-created everywhere, recognizing their birthright upon observing the shining city on a hill, dreaming the dream of freedom or upon breaching their confines and reaching the teeming shores.

As the pinnacle of human liberty, this land represents the best and the worst of creative expression because freedom, by its very nature, presupposes the right to do wrong including, sadly, the freedom to destroy Old Glory; freedom\’s very symbol. But this is our current cultural condition and the right to freely choose is the only means whereby righteousness can ultimately be ascribed. Tyrannical orders of every kind, who permit no such desecration of their own symbols, offer their own subjects no such hope of reward.

Liberty is the mother of creativity. The freedom to profit from one’s own inspiration and innovation is central to human kind’s rapid advance in almost every field of endeavor. For most of human history information could travel no faster than a horse could gallop. From the birth of this nation, the breathtaking expansion of knowledge and technology has granted untold numbers of people the opportunity to fix their gazes on a limitless horizon of possibilities. That horizon is yet ablaze with potential for the human enterprise.

Is this not worth defending with every talent we possess? Is this not worth every effort required to raise this Title of Liberty for all to see?

Grand Theft on a Grand Scale

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Italian police near the Swiss border yesterday discovered $134,000,000,000 worth of US Treasury notes in the false bottom of suitcase in the possession of two middle aged Japanese men who were bound for the secretive Alpine haven employed for generations as the repository of the yields from questionable transactions. While some dust has been kicked up in an attempt to color these two gentlemen as counterfeiters, this is a smokescreen. Counterfeiters are not going to take fakes to Switzerland! That\’s as likely as attempting to sell fake Rolexes in the main train station in Geneva. No one is that stupid! These notes are probably not counterfeit at all. These two men are the Japanese version of “coyotes” or “mules”; two of a team of such whose regular job it is to smuggle real treasury notes into Switzerland where they are deposited for benefit of the gangsters best known as the Federal Reserve, private bankers who have pillaged America for nearly a century now. You wondered where the TARP funds went? If any industry should legitimately qualify for nationalization it is the Fed.

Lack of Intelligence

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

In an unprecedented, but unsurprising move, Obama has ordered that US troops now \”Mirandize\” enemy combatants captured on the battlefield. To facilitate this he has ordered FBI agents to be embedded with the troops. What this means is that our soldiers and Marines will now be required to inform each prisoner that he has the right to remain silent and that anything he says can and will be used against him in a court of law and that he has the right to attorney and that if he cannot afford an attorney one will be appointed for him. No, I am not kidding. I wish that I was.

This is grand foolishness on many levels. First, this blurs the distinction between cops and military personnel. If a soldier or Marine has to stop to consider which hat he is wearing at a given moment, the hesitation could cost him and his buddies their lives. Second, this will completely undermine the military\’s ability to collect the intelligence necessary to prevent the enemy from being successful, further endangering the lives of our service men and women and putting their respective missions at risk of failure. It appears that we neither need nor want intelligence. Voila! But it will force our military personnel to collect crime scene evidence on the battlefield, often for their own future legal defense. Third, it grants citizenship status to foreign enemy combatants and grants them access to the American legal system with all the rights that apply to American citizens. And, of course, the US taxpayer, who funds the military for the purpose of national defense will now have to fund the defense of those whose stated goal is to defeat our military. But the lawyers get paid and that is all that really matters, right?

This is what happens when you elect lawyers to become members of the Executive and Legislative Branches of government. It is interesting to look at US Attorney General, Eric Holder\’s record of defending terrorists in our court system. Just who is being monitored by the embedded FBI agents in the field; the terrorists or our troops? Clauswitz once stated that war was politics by other means. Obama believes that politics is war by other means.

The only people more highly suspect for their lack of intelligence in this arena are the people who voted for those currently in positions of power. We got change alright. Thanks a bunch! Let\’s hope there\’s still hope.

Judge for Yourself

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

There never was much hope that the Supreme Court would halt the sale of Chrysler to Fiat, overturn the Obama administration\’s unconstitutional takeover of GM and Chrysler, overrule the violation of 200+ years of contract law by a federal judge aligned with the administration in this blatant move to nationalize private industry, in short, would do what is right. The judicial branch has long been a significant problem in this country as it is largely filled with elitists who have little regard for anyone who is not one of the annointed. There are, naturally, exceptions but they are exceptional.

The problem is deeper than than the average person would suspect. Separation of Powers is a critical constitutional doctrine that has largely been ignored for some time. As you have read in these pages before, attorneys and judges are officers of the court; members of the Judicial Branch of government. Separation of powers requires that there be no conflict of interest among the branches. As attorneys have managed to fill both the Legislative and the Executive Branches of government, we have beheld the unfolding of a judicial monopoly in the federal government and state governments, as well. We are now a nation awash in laws, red tape and regulation and when we find ourselves confronting this enormous and ominous mountain of law we can barely proceed without the assistance of an attorney.

And you thought separation of church and state (which does not exist in the founding documents and did not exist until the court arbitrarily created it) was the big separation issue in the Constitution! Judge for yourself.

The Declaration of Independence is clear as to the appropriate response of the citizenry when \”government becomes destructive of these ends (life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, among others)\”. What will you do to defend your country against all enemies, foreign and domestic?

Nice Stache!

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The speech was brilliant! The mustache that framed his moving lips was spectacular in its understatement (but the Arabs got it)! The words were well-chosen; the thoughts imparted, carefully crafted. It would have been a politically ingenious creation and a luminous moment in modern history but for the fact that his actions, particularly domestically, speak much louder than his words. What about freedom in this country? Why encourage Iran to build nuclear power plants when he will not permit them to be built here? This is but one significant point of departure in the divergence of his words and deeds. But what would one expect from Big Bro? It would also have been helpful if the guest lecturer had a better grasp of the historical facts. Palestine was the creation of the British Empire and certainly one of the colonial problems to which he made reference. Equating the national aspirations of Israel, the ancient land of the Jews, with an historically non-existent \”homeland\” for the perpetually homeless Bedouin Arabs only serves to further the misunderstandings. But what would one expect from the smartest man in the world? If history tells us anything it tells us this; this man, filled to overflowing with hubris and deceit, is a first-class tyrant in the making.