Monday, March 4, 2013

There once was a place called America

"There once was a place called America," our children's children will one day write, "a bright and shining city on a hill, divinely placed by God to serve as a beacon of hope to the entire world. A land filled with generous-hearted souls who showered the needy the world over with their abundant blessings."
You see, America was founded by a handful of God-fearing patriots who didn't always agree, but believed certain things like life, liberty and the personal pursuit of happiness were worth dying for. And to ensure their ideas would survive the ages, they crafted one of the most revered documents ever put to paper, the United States Constitution.

It wasn't long before this exceptional nation became the envy of those who thirsted for freedom and the enemy of those who despised it. Some loathed America to the point of making threats while others declared war. But a certain few understood defeat was increasingly less likely and instead devised a plan to take down America from within, one small step at a time.
The leader of the former Soviet Union Communist Party, Nikita Khrushchev promised his beloved communism would bury the capitalistic West without declaring war. The plan was outlined in a fascinating book called "The Naked Communist," written in 1958 by a man named Cleon Skousen who accurately warned Americans of troubles to come unless things changed.
Skousen laid out the dangers Americans faced, point by point, almost as a Communist roadmap to America's demise: Progressives captured the Democratic Party (goal number 15), civil rights actions were taken in courts to "weaken basic American institutions" (16), the educational system was infiltrated (17), rioting like the Occupy movement was encouraged (19), the press was infiltrated (20), domination of the big screen and television waves (21), cultural standards of morality were broken down (25), homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity were presented as "normal" (26), churches were infiltrated by those promoting social justice (27) and prayer in schools was eliminated (28). Moreover, the Constitution and Founding Fathers were discredited (29 and 30) and American culture belittled by those promoting "cultural sensitivity training" seminars similar to one recently uncovered by a video showing employees pounding on tables while chanting anti-American rants led by a man representing the organization, Souder, Betances, and Associate, reaping more than $3.3 million taxpayer funds, according to
Skousen may have been a prophet, seeing that most of his predictions came to pass. Too clever to be labeled Communists, they chose the name "Progressive" and in the name of change set out to dismantle the Constitution, piece by piece. Progress was slow but steady, that is until their savior, Barack Obama, arrived.
And no one was outraged because the Communist mission was complete. As former KGB agent, Yuri Besmenov so eloquently described, without war or bloodshed, America and her people were demoralized, no longer having the reasoning ability to distinguish right from wrong, or to comprehend the immensity of the treasure they'd buried just outside the gates of Hell.

This is an original piece by Susan Stamper Brown.
It is reprinted with the authors permission

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cool Man

Confidence men know that their victim -- "the mark" as he has been called -- is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.

So part of the confidence racket is creating a period of uncertainty, during which the victim is not yet sure of what is happening. This delaying process has been called "cooling out the mark."

The same principle applies in politics. When the accusations that led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton first surfaced, he flatly denied them all. Then, as the months passed, the truth came out -- but slowly, bit by bit. One of Clinton's own White House aides later called it "telling the truth slowly."

By the time the whole truth came out, it was called "old news," and the clever phrase now was that we should "move on." It was a successful "cooling out" of the public, keeping them in uncertainty so long that, by the time the whole truth came out, there was no longer the same outrage as if the truth had suddenly come out all at once. Without the support of an outraged public, the impeachment of President Clinton fizzled out in the Senate.

We are currently seeing another "cooling out" process, growing out of the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi on September 11th this year. The belated release of State Department e-mails shows that the Obama administration knew, while the attack on the American consulate was still underway, that it was a coordinated, armed terrorist attack. They were getting reports from those inside the consulate who were under attack, as well as surveillance pictures from a camera on an American drone overhead. About an hour before the attack, the scene outside was calm enough for the American ambassador to accompany a Turkish official to the gates of the consulate to say goodbye. This could hardly have happened if there were protesting mobs there.

Why then did both President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice keep repeating the story that this was a spontaneous protest riot against an anti-Islamic video in America?
The White House knew the facts -- but they knew that the voting public did not. And it mattered hugely whether the facts became known to the public before or after the election. What the White House needed was a process of "cooling out" the voters, keeping them distracted or in uncertainty as long as possible.

Not only did the Obama administration keep repeating the false story about an anti-Islamic video being the cause of a riot that turned violent, the man who produced that video was tracked down and arrested, creating a media distraction. All this kept the video story front and center, with the actions and inaction's of the Obama administration kept in the background.

The White House had to know that it was only a matter of time before the truth would come out. But time was what mattered, with an election close at hand. The longer they could stretch out the period of distraction and uncertainty -- "cooling out" the voters -- the better. Once the confidence man in the White House was reelected, it would be politically irrelevant what facts came out.

Friday, November 9, 2012

An Open Letter To Obama Voters

NOTE: I didn't compose or write this letter, but it expresses my feelings exactly.

So you voted for Barrack Obama, again, to be our President and you're celebrating your victory today. You're emailing and calling all your Conservative friends and rubbing it in, as if it were a sporting event in which you each supported different teams. But it's not a sporting event, it's the fate of our country that hung in the balance of this election. You made your choice against traditional American values as outlined by the Constitution and Declaration of Independence, but in doing so you have also earned the responsibility to explain your decision to your children and grandchildren.

Someday you must explain to your children and grandchildren why over 70% of their earnings are being confiscated by the federal government to pay for health care and other social programs. Additionally, you will have to explain to them why their grandparents and great-grandparents are being rationed to death by a health care system that now allows bureaucrats to choose who lives and who dies. You must explain why as Americans, even if we had the money, we can no longer travel anywhere abroad for fear of being kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists. You must tell your children and grandchildren that the decision you made in the 2012 Presidential election has lead to the terrorist attacks they now have to endure as they live their daily lives.
Your children and grandchildren will know that it was your decision to re-elect Barack Obama that has caused a high percentage of their peers to be without work most of their adult lives, requiring them to live off a tiny pittance provided by the government. You will have to explain to your children and grand-children that in the free days of their country, people had access to as much energy as they wanted, anytime they wanted it and didn't have their energy rationed to them by the federal government. You, and you alone, will have to explain to your children and grandchildren why, when the liberty that heroes of the past spilled their blood to defend, you couldn't summon enough courage to vote in defense of that liberty. You will have to explain to your progeny why you chose the empty promises of a nanny-state over the liberty and prosperity of an opportunity society.

Someday, if your ignorance hasn't completely blunted your senses, you will realize that this one decision will have had dire consequences that will span generations. You will have to explain to your children and grand-children that the liberty and prosperity enjoyed by over 200 years of Americans, was voted away by you for purely short-term and selfish reasons. God help you when your children and grand-children look at you with despair in their eyes and ask why you condemned them to a dark and desperate future where their only subsistence depends, not on their own ambition and drive, but on crumbs from an ever-expanding government.
This is the country and the world you have left, not only for your own descendants, but for the descendants of all Americans. So celebrate your grand accomplishment. How does it feel?

Monday, July 16, 2012

What is, "Being Political?"

Recently, a family member graduated from high school and will soon be on her way to college. She is a very charming and intelligent person. I like her a lot and wish her only the brightest future.

As a gift, I decided to risk giving her two books, both New York Times bestsellers, that I thought might help her define leadership and see what possibly is in store for her future.

I have subsequently learned that it is highly unlikely either book will ever be read because they likely are “political.”

What is “being political?”

Everything about our country, if not the entire World, is political and controlled by politicians. Every private individual, independent business, media outlet and both private and public schools and the military are operated within a corral defined by the current controlling political strategy. So the core of the matter is: Everything is Political. As time goes by, politics and politicians change the shape of the political corral … and the future of our country.

Generally speaking, the nation’s President, political leaders, and everything associated with it, define not only the current operating environment, but also the outlook for the future. Every four years a major election is held and the results of that election will mean something between continuing status quo, general improvement or total chaos. The voters choose.

How do intelligent voters choose?

Some choose because they want to vote for the person or party that seems to promise the most “benefits” to them for the least cost or effort. That group seems to be growing exponentially. Right now the current “Party de Jour” is actually running public ads suggesting that to sign up for more free benefits, i.e., Food Stamps and by doing so, they will actually “become more beautiful.” Really! Like they say, “Beauty is in the eye of the Beholder.” In this case, the “Beholder,” it appears, is the current political party, trying to tie more people to the “Give-away, apron strings” … and votes. Dirty pool!

Some choose because a candidate tells them that the country is financially out-of-control and benefits and excess spending must be cut back. The people paying for the “freebies” will vote for this person and the recipients of the “freebies,” will vote against that person. What a way to run a railroad!

And there are a hundred other reasons, too.

Here is where Political Rubber Meets The Road: How do you know what is happening? Does the person receiving excessive (and possibly undeserved) benefits really care who pays for the freebies? Do they really care if the money must be borrowed from China. Do many give a hoot if the country is falling off the cliff, as long as the iPhone, iPad, Twitter and Facebook are running smoothly? I have my opinion, what’s yours: _____________________?

Who cares, if you don’t run a business, that excessive government regulations are strangling businesses, both large and small. Who cares if the 10%’ers are paying 90% of the taxes and virtually 50% of the population is paying no taxes, yet receive the same benefits of those that do pay. Anyone care … expect the 10%’ers?

So: Back to the question, what is “being political?” I think “being political” is being very aware of what both opposing parties are up to. What are they saying “they will do,” or what will “those scoundrels” do. Unless you are aware of both sides of the argument, you are in no position to make good sound and rational choices.

With the World in such disorder as it is now, it is NO TIME to make your choice based upon skin color, eloquent speeches, the quantity of government handouts, what a TV “talking head,” Facebook buddies or college professors say. Anything less than a cursory open-mind peek into “The Real World,” as it is now is, in my opinion, less than acceptable. If it were a school grade, it would be a “D”.

Read, Listen, Ask, Question: Both sides of the political arguments … then make up your mind and vote. Anything less than that … don’t vote!

In other words: BE POLITICAL. Unless you and as many people as you can help make rational decisions, based upon realism, Life as we now know it, will not be the same in a very few years.

Ignore now at your own and the future generations peril.


The books:

“Killing Lincoln,” By Bill O’Reilly (Great book!)
“Ameritopia,” by Mark Levin (3000+ Amazon 4-Star ratings.)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Is a White Horse teathered outside the arena?

The Republican Conservatives don’t seem overly excited about any of the current slate of candidates. Many have been “King of the Hill” for a brief period of time before they either tripped and fell or were pushed off by the next “aspirant politique’’

The current point leader is Rick Santorum. He seems like a really nice guy, but do we really need a “nice guy” in the White House, next year? This leads me to the Brokered Convention. (A brokered convention is where no one seems to be a great choice and an otherwise undeclared candidate is nominated from the floor and negotiated to the status of The Republican Candidate.)

On Wednesday, it was reported that Donald Trump and Gov. Chris Christie were dining together in New York. Hmmm … do you suppose they were talking basketball or maybe Lady Gaga (Who was a nobody, until Trump promoted her.)?

Just for fun, think about this: What would happen if one, or both, rode in on White Horses at the Republican Convention ?

I have my idea … I can imaging the ROAR now!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Who's On First?

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.

ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.

ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.

ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...

COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 9% or 16%?

ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.

ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.


ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?

ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.


ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.

ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work...
Those who are out of work stopped looking.
They gave up.
And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?

ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?

ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.

ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they're two ways to bring down the unemployment number?

ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?

ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?

ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.

ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!

Now you know why Obama's unemployment figures are improving, and you should now understand the State of the Union.