Understanding Physics, 3 Vols, by Isaac Asimov

“Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.”  Albert Einstein  (see bibliography for complete review)

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Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism

2012, by Patrick Sookdheo, et al.

This book was recommended to me by a newly promoted Special Forces Captain on Okinawa in February, 2019.  I was impressed by the SF Captain and by this book – and that ain’t easy to do.  At first glance at the title I was worried it was a rehash of Fighting the War of Ideas Like a Real War by J. Michael Waller.  Waller’s book is a primer for Sookdheo’s.  You should have both in your library.

I’m glad that an SF Captain has Sookdheo in his library.  It should be in every military leader’s, every Congressman’s, every university professor’s, and every learning  institution’s library.  It should be read by every citizen of the United States.  It should be taught at every military academy and every military’s version of command and general staff college.  It should be inculcated into the Army’s TRADOC curriculum and the other branches version of that.  This book is that important.

Every authors’ essay (with the exception of Sebastian Gorka’s) was a gold mine of in-depth knowledge of the abysmal “moral-political cowardice” conducted by several administrations up to (but not including) Reagan and afterward up to the Obama administration in kowtowing to Communism and Islamism.  They describe the Sovietologists within the CIA who refused to believe G. Warren Nutter’s assessment of the Soviet economy*.  They have written the most accurate historical description of why the Soviet Union was able to exist for so long – until President Reagan fought the Ideological War that brought down the Iron Curtain.  They articulate the distinctions between the three factions within the religion of Islam.  In my opinion those were interesting but irrelevant.  All three, according to the authors, agree on their ultimate goal: a world dominated by Sharia Law.  They only differ in the time line and only slightly in their methods to achieve it.

The authors clearly and unapologetically make the case that the only way to defeat Islamism is to first cleanse our souls then conduct a Reaganesque campaign to de-legitimize the false historical narrative of Islamism.  Their arguments are clear and convincing.  But I doubt even if we in the West were pure as driven snow that Islamists would surrender their quest for their world caliphate.  First, no Christian or Jew is going to voluntarily accept Islam.  Secondly, no Muslim is going to accept Christianity.  The difference between the two is Christians and Jews are willing to live in peace with any religion that doesn’t continuously threaten to subjugate them.  The Jews have striven to show this since surviving the ’47 War for their Independence.  Muslims, on the other hand, can not tolerate anyone or any belief different than theirs.  That in itself proves they are more Nazi/Fascist than historically legitimate.  The authors show this more accurately than any other book on the subject I’ve read.   So, thank you newly promoted Special Forces Captain!

* The CIA has been wrong -or totally ignorant – on just about every major foreign assessment since their beginning: Cuba’s Bay of Pigs; Vietnam, Russia.  If they were a civilian corporation they would have been bankrupted out of business decades ago. It was the RAND Corporation that gathered the most comprehensive and accurate analysis of Vietnam.  It was Nutter’s NERB assessment on the Soviet Union that was eventually proven accurate.  They are wrong on Islam being a “Stateless Threat” because of several administrations’ political cowardice.  Their problem is more often than not they are led by political sycophants who tailor intelligence to fit the Administrations’ political agenda – like George Bush’s manufactured invasion of Iraq.

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The “Accidental” Guerrilla by David Kilcullen

    • Kilcullen Working for Petraeus and DOS

    • Reads like a bought-and-paid-for-Politically-Correct-State Department Phd dissertation. Or Edgar Snow’s Red Star Over China or Peter Schran’s Guerrilla Economy: The Development of the Shensi-Kansu-Ninghsia Border Region, 1937-1945 in which the authors also drank the PC Kool-Aid. 
    • OK! OK! So you were Petraeus’ advisor! I heard you the first time! Might want to rethink that claim to fame after seeing Petraeus dribble the Super Bowl coin toss like someone with cerebral palsy.
    • DK Spends an inordinate amount of verbage impressing us with his street creds. Sir Robert K. Thompson, Galula, Frank Kitson and the rest of the real counter-insurgency experts of the ‘50s and ‘60s never did this.  They also would never be seen interviewed wearing house slippers and a red velvet smoking jacket.
  • Kilcullen’s “Accidental Guerrilla” is the Afghan version of McNamara’s analysis of Vietnam.
  • “The most intriguing thing about this battle was not the Taliban, though; it was the behavior of the local people.  One reason the patrol was so heavily pinned down was that its retreat, back down the only road along the valley floor , was cut off by a group of farmers who had been working in the fields and, seeing the ambush begin, rushed home to fetch their weapons and join in.  Three nearby villages participated, with people coming from as far as 5 kilometers away, spontaneously “marching to the sound of the guns”. (Afghans don’t “march”…but it’s a nice piece of literary license for dramatic effect).  There is no evidence that the locals cooperated directly with the Taliban; indeed, it seems they had no directly political (PC for ignoring Islamism) reason to get involved in the fight (several, questioned afterward, said they had no love for the Taliban and were generally well-disposed toward the Americans in the area).  But, they said, when the battle was “right there in front of them” (from 5 kms away?), how could they not join in?  Did we understand just how boring it was to be a teenager in a valley in central Afghanistan?  This was the most exciting thing that had happened in their valley in yearsIt would have shamed them to stand by and wait it out, they said.”
    • Afghans remind me of the Somali creed:
      • Me and my tribe against Somalia,
      • Me and my clan against the tribe
      • Me and my family against the clan
      • Me and my brother against the family
      • Me against my brother
    • Anyone who’s read Afghan history knows Afghanistan is permeated with valleys with only one way in and out. They’ve used this tactic since Alexander (“The Laws of History are as Immutable as the Laws of Physics” – Isaac Asimov). American military never learns from history -they’re too busy bankrupting the nation so they can make general.   If they had they could have killed a lot more of those bastards by sending the “bait” up the dead-end canyons …and having pre-registered artillery, A-10s, or Apaches, etc. (or all the above) just off station ’til the MFers  started “marching toward the sound of gunfire” at the entrance.  Alexander would’ve loved to have had some of that shit!
    • Does FIVE KILOMETERS count as “nearby”? It would take some time and effort to “spontaneously ‘march’ [they probably rode in trucks, cars and motorbikes] five kilometers.
    • “No evidence locals cooperated ‘directly’ with the Taliban”. Of course not!  Locals aren’t going to cut off their “meal ticket” – Americans- by saying they work with the Taliban.  They’re Muslims! Lying to infidels is in their DNA.
    • “…how boring it was to be a teenager…” I doubt it was only teenaged males who “spontaneously…marched to the sound of guns.”
    • “…the most exciting thing…” and “It would have shamed them to …wait it out.”
      • Killcullen accepts at face value what they are telling him.
      • Joining in an attack on American soldiers because they were “bored” is Muslim dissembling (bullshit).
        • They were obligated under Koranic Law to aid their Muslim brothers in killing infidels. Not doing so, according to Mohammed, subjects them to the same punishment as the infidels.
        • At a minimum joining in on the attack offered the opportunity to share in the spoils of pillaging weapons, equipment, and money from dead “rich” Americans. There was money to be made by joining on the attack!   This makes them Opportunistic MFers – NOT “Accidental” Guerrillas! 
        • Afghans (being a war-like culture) the “shame” of not joining in was due more to their Muslim machismo than to boredom.
        • If they “had no love for the Taliban” and were “generally well-disposed toward the Americans” why didn’t the locals “spontaneously march” to the AID of the Americans instead of the Taliban?
      • This incident is just one of thousands in the last ten years pointing to the futility of the American presence in Afghanistan – and putting the lie to “exporting democracy” and “nation-building.”

Afghans are anything but “accidental” guerrillas.  It ignores centuries of a culture that considers warfare –especially against infidels- a religious obligation and a rite of passage into manhood. At best they are dedicated Muslim jihadists.  At worst they are simply opportunistic bandits.  Or both.

Kilcullen’s premise is “Regardless of the outcome in Iraq, Afghanistan still presents an opportunity for a positive long-term legacy for Western intervention, if it results in an Afghan state capable of effectively responding to its people’s wishes and meeting their needs” (p.44).  This military-industrial-complex grand larceny would be laughable if it weren’t so monumentally, tragically wrong…as wrong as Bush, Jr.’s contrived invasion of Iraq. Just like Vietnam!

For the Truth (if you can handle the truth!) read the introduction and first chapter of Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism.

I’m going to affect a foreign accent so I can cash in on the Pentagon’s refusal to learn from history.

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The Laws Of Human Nature by Robin Greene

Robin Greene Tempting Adam and Eve

In two words:  Balderdash! Poppycock!*   I’m reminded of the adage ‘the Devil will tell you nine truths to make you believe one lie’.  Greene tells you nine lies and one truth (the last chapter – on leadership).  But the reader has to wade through so much B&P to get there it’s just not worth the effort.  Besides, you can find leadership principles in a myriad of other original sources.

Greene cites several interesting historical anecdotes but draws the most amoral, crass, and selfish lessons from them.  Better titles for his book: “With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies?”, “How to Climb the Ladder of Success by Trampling On Your Friends, Co-workers and Bosses” or “The Fine Art of Back Stabbing Your Way Up the Corporate Ladder”.  Greene is one devious BFer, i.e. “Create ‘Cults of Covetousness’ by spreading rumors of a slightly unsavory or even illegal nature about yourself (or others) because one characteristic all humans share is voyeurism”. He does, however, accurately capture Congress, AOC, and the military (see “Courts and Courtiers- like dogs, you can’t treat humans too nicely!”).

Greene is a Darwinist who believes we all came from apes.  He legitimizes the Law of the Jungle where only the “strong” (by his definition) survive.  He demeans structure in education and praises “progressive” practices that actually aggravate attention-deficit disorder.  

As one without an apparent moral code himself, Greene cites sources and authors who are/were Socialists/Communists, atheists and eugenicists. They supported the killing of “undesirables” for the “good of society”.  This American-originated idea inspired Hitler’s concentration camps and Stalin’s gulags. 

The book is about choosing to believe in, exploit and capitalize on the worst in human nature.  It’s reminiscent of Bernays’ The Crowd, Chakotin’s The Rape of the Masses, and “The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis – true, but not codes to live by.  Greene claims to enable you to achieve wealth, power and even overcome aging and death (“stillness and rot”)!  Sounds suspiciously like the serpent tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden.  The real author of this book is Master Mahan, Father of All Lies, who promises “You can have anything you want…for money!”   

One can be a happier and better Human being reading Stephen Covey or Victor Frankel.  Better yet, read the Bible. That’s where the real Laws of Human Nature are found.  They’re called the Ten Commandments. 

*Urban Dictionary:

Balderdash, noun; Senseless talk or writing;  

Poppycock, noun;  British term for bullshit.

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Solipsisms of AOC’s Socialism – So Passe’!

It is better to be silent and thought a fool Than to open your mouth and remove all doubt

AOC’s Astrology Sign: The Braying Jackass

Why is The Left so viscerally resistant to rational debate?  Societal Solipsism abounds!  French philosopher Rene’ Descartes created the concept.  George Orwell used it in his prescient book 1984. “Solipsism’s metaphysical position concludes that the world and other minds do not exist.  The solipsist believes himself to be the only true authority, all others being creations of their own mind”.  Collective Solipsism is the voluntary abdication of empirical and independent thought by a large group of people. (Wikipedia) Well, don’t that explain all!

The belief that only one’s own mind exists explains the mind set of our nation’s education system (or those controlling it – see Standing Up to Goliath by Rebecca Friedrich).

It explains Al Gore believing he invented the internet “for, if one is the only mind in existence, then one’s mind alone created all of which one is apparently aware.  This includes the symphonies of Beethoven, the works of Shakespeare, all of mathematics and science”!

It explains Hillary Clinton not understanding why she was not 50 points ahead – especially when Democrat union leg breakers and the New Black Panther muscle were physically preventing citizens from voting in the most populous states and the Mind-Numbing-Media (MNM) was “manufacturing consent” (Bernays) by “psychologically raping the masses” (Chakotin).

It explains the Socialist platform of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her sub-species.  These Useful Idiots’ and their True Believers are so short-sighted I’m amazed they aren’t constantly walking into walls. 

The Laws of History are as immutable as the Laws of Physics.” – Isaac Asimov. That being the case, the historical illiterates of The Left have been fighting a lost cause since their founder Karl Marx first put pen to paper.  Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1847.  Marx (known in Europe as “El Negro” for his dark complexion – similar to his father’s maid) was not an eloquent speaker.  Nor was he a scholar.  His doctoral dissertation was rejected by the German university he attended.  After being deported from Germany he lived in France where he was eventually asked to leave as well.  Engels swallowed his pride and became a practicing capitalist.  Finding his father being ripped off by business partners Engels took over and successfully ran his father’s textile mills – ironic in that it was in textile mills from which the Industrial Revolution began.  Marx spent most of his life in the library trying (and failing) to find literary justification –and public acceptance- for his political psychosis. 

Engels lived a comfortable life.  Marx did not.  Marx tried desperately to live the bourgeois life-style.  To the extent that Marx was able it was due solely to Engels’ regular and substantial financial assistance.  But it only delayed Marx having to sell his furniture for food (“The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of someone else’s money!” – Margaret Thatcher).  Marx’s proletarianism didn’t preclude his wife having a maid servant in his home – whom he impregnated.  Marx was a miserable human being, constantly in debt (his well-off mother disowned him shortly after he moved to London), suffered from shingles his whole adult life (who says there’s no God?), and proffered his mythical politics ten years behind his times. (Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life by Jonathan Sperber) 

The Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) was vastly more beneficial to mankind than detrimental.  Wages, working conditions and long work days all improved through that time.  The philanthropy of wealthy capitalists provided much needed relief to those who fell between the gaps of society (as they did in the Great Depression of 1929).  The Manifesto was only mentioned once or twice in obscure pamphlets for decades until Lenin (with German National Socialist – Nazi- help) formed the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic.  This great Socialist experiment murdered over 120 million Russians and associated ethnicities living under the Hammer & Sickle flag during its seventy year reign of terror. (see The Black Book of Communism by Andrzej Paczkowski, Jean-Louis Margolin, Jean-Louis Panne’, Karel Bartosek, and Nicolas Werth)

Any pretext for Socialism as a viable economic ideology ended on November 9, 1989 when the Berlin Wall was torn down (see Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism by Patrick Sookhdeo, et al).  Ocasio-Cortez was an infant at the time (where was Post-birth Abortion then?).  She might be forgiven for not knowing then but one would assume she would have learned about it at Boston College where she received a degree in international relations and economics. Somebody needs to review Boston College’s accreditation!  Oh! And her bragging about “saving” New Yorkers $3 billion by preventing Amazon building a $36 billion plant!  Just how did AOC get her degree in economics – en sus rodillas

Quotes Describing AOC and her Socialist-Democrats:

“A Tale told by an Idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” – Allen Bloom, p.196

“Corrupted by flattery and armed with power.” – John Locke’s Second Treatise on Government, p.41

“Subsidized Nirvana” [the New Green Deal] – LBJ’s “Great Society”

“Intrepid Scribblers” – Liberal Fascism, p.22

“Playing the movie backwards” – Liberal Fascism, p.26

“Parts without a whole” – Bloom

“Sophisticated show business” – Bloom

Those executioners of independent thought” – Bloom, p. 369

“A wise old owl sat in an oak

The more [s]he heard the less [s]he spoke,

The less [s]he spoke the more [s]he heard

[AOC!]  Be like that old bird?” – adapted from a WW II poster

“…the logic of [Socialists] is to say we may persecute others because we are right, and you must not persecute us because [you] are wrong.”  – John Stuart Mill, On Liberty, p.308

“The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of other peoples’ money.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.  It’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

“the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property [is] the first object of government.” – James Madison, Federalist Papers

“Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is a positive good in the world.  That some should be rich show that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1864, to the Workingmen’s Association of New York.

 “Before such a revolution (against the Constitution] can be effected, the Senate …must in the first place be corrupt itself; must next corrupt the State legislatures; must then corrupt the House of Representatives and must finally corrupt the people at large .”  – Federalist Paper, #63, p.194

 Additional Readings on Socialism / Communism:

A People’s Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution by Orlando Figes

Mao’s Great Famine:  The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962, by Frank Dikotter

Moscow Diary:  A Revealing Memoir about the Communist World when Krushchev Ruled by Veljko Micunovic’

The Penkovskiy Papers by Oleg Penkovskiy

Disinformation by Prof. Ronald J. Rychiak and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa

KGB: The Inside Story by Christopher Andrew and Oleg Gordievsky

The Rape of the Masses:  the Psychology of Totalitarian Political Propaganda by Serge Chakotin.  This is the strategic OPLAN of The Left; Clower-Piven the operational order; Alynski’s Rules for Radicals the tactical patrol order for the minions,

Propaganda by Edward Bernays

On Dealing with the Communist World by George F. Kennan

The Kindergarten of Eden:  How the Modern Liberal Thinks and Why He’s Convinced that Ignorance is Bliss by Evan Sayet

Liberal Fascism: the Secret History of the American Left, from Mussolini to the Politics of Change by Jonah Goldberg

Heroes Behind Barbed Wire by Kenneth K. Hansen, Colonel, Infantry, USA. 1957.  (Only three percent of 180,000 North Korean and Chinese P.O.W.s chose to return to live under communist rule at the end of the Korean War – and most of those feared for their families’ lives if they didn’t



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Post-Birth Abortions vs. The Hippocratic Oath

The recent legislation passed by the New York legislature allowing mothers and doctors to murder their newborn infants after being born is a crime against humanity in itself.  The State of New York will prosecute someone who kills a pregnant woman with double homicide but allow a mother and a DOCTOR to murder a newborn baby?  Not only does this insanity violate its’ own state but also federal laws it violates the oath all doctors take when they receive their medical degrees.  

One of the most basic paradigms of paramedics, military medics and health professionals around the world is “First, DO NO HARM!”  But physicians – medial doctors- have for over a thousand years have taken a more comprehensive oath.

“The Hippocratic Oath is an oath historically taken by physicians.  It is one of the most widely known of Greek medical texts.  In its original form, it requires a new physician to swear, by a number of healing gods, to uphold specific ethical  standards.  The Oath is the earliest expression of medical ethics in the Western world, establishing several principles of medical ethics which remain of paramount importance today. (!)  …the text is of more than historic and symbolic value.  Swearing a modified form of the Oath remains a rite of passage for medical graduates in many countries.  

‘I swear by Apollo Physician, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgement, this oath and this indenture:  To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the physician’s oath, but to nobody else.  

I will use treatment to help the sick according to my ability and judgement, but never with a view to injury or wrong-doing.  Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course.  Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion.  But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art.  I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.  

Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free.  And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.  

Now if I carry out his oath, and break it not, may I gain forever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.”  (Wikipedia – Translation by W.H.S. Jones)

What part of  “pure and holy” do New York and Virginia politicians not understand ?



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Socialist Congressmen! Read this!

     OR        ?

I’m taking the unusual step of posting a NetFlix movie as an editorial post because of its’ importance to the bullshit being uttered by newly-elected-but-stunningly-stupid (yet dangerous like a rabid dog) members of Congress. Those Useful Idiots ranting for a Socialist society in America are both domestically and internationally ignorant of history and economics.  Well, the truth is they aren’t ignorant.  They know perfectly well what they are doing – and how “All animals are equal.  But some are more equal than others” applies to them. (Animal Farm by George Orwell)

It is the clearest proof Socialistic indoctrination permeates our education system that a congresswoman with a degree in economics would demand we become a Socialist nation.  She should read The Black Book of Communism for starters.  It was written by recanted French communists hoping to save France from the same fate.  Read the definitive biography Karl Marx: A Nineteenth Century Life by Jonathan Sperber and learn what a life-long loser and hypocrite he was.  Read A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes about the Russian Revolution or what happened to China when Mao took over.  America’s education system has produced at least two generations of illiterate, Socialist-indoctrinated Useful Idiots.     

Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom  (NetFlix)  Russian with English subtitles.  I can’t watch this without crying. It always touches me deeply when I see people risking their lives -and dying- fighting to be free.  I do the same when I watch John Wayne’s Alamo.  It saddens (and angers) me to see people who have actually lived under “Socialism” (Communism) sacrificing everything for a concept while Useful Idiots in America having lived their whole lives enjoying the same freedoms at no cost whatever to them  (but at the highest cost to their ancestors) denigrate the document, the nation, the flag and those who died to secure those freedoms.  It is the epitome of selfishness and ingratitude.  I was young when the Hungarians revolted against Russian Communism in the ’50s.  I lived through the Cuban missile crisis practicing taking shelter in case of nuclear attack by the communists.  I witnessed the communist-backed insurrection of the ’60s “anti-Vietnam” radicals that tore this country in two.  Per communist guidance those spoiled, privileged malcontents have changed course, gone underground and coopted themselves into our judicial, educational, media and legislative systems and are now moving to “significantly change” America.  I don’t know if we’ll survive this one when only two percent of the population qualifies to serve in the Armed Forces (and all kinds of moral and physical waivers make it that high! And of those, 85% serve for the benefits not patriotism).   

SOLUTION:  My solution to ANTIFA and everyone else supporting eradication of the Constitution, electoral college, and who supports impeachment of President Trump, open borders, Clower-Piven, and Socialism in America?  Post-Birth Abortion – and by the same methods as pre-birth abortions.  Harvest their body parts!  But, if that seems a little extreme….just revoke their citizenship and send them to Venezuela – or California (“[they look] about the same to me” – Hank Williams, Jr.).  


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Post-Birth Abortions: New York’s Nuremburg

NY State Legislature


“Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, …and soon mould itself into a system of subordination…to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.”  – John Adams.

What’s the difference between murdering a 35-year old woman and murdering a baby five minutes old?  Not a damn thing.  Just when right-thinking American citizens couldn’t conceive of anything that would accelerate America’s downward spiral to Hell the New York State legislature legalizes post-birth murders.  The term abortion does not apply here.  “Abort” is defined as terminating prior to completion.  There’s nothing more complete than a new born baby, yet, according to New Yorkers, if the “mother” and the attending physician agree that the baby isn’t wanted they can kill it.  What kind of human being could do such a thing?  None.  Bi-peds who kill innocent babies are predatory animals and should be destroyed as a menace to society. 

I’ve had a book titled The Truth About Abortions for several years.  It contains pictures of aborted babies prior to delivery.  Horror doesn’t even begin to describe what is done to unborn babies.  You can’t find this book on Amazon or on Google.  I thought of posting pictures from the book on this site but I don’t want to kicked off the web for telling the truth.  The least I can do – and recommend- is to sign the petition online by the American Center for Law & Justice (aclj.org) and let my elected representatives know how I feel ( I know, good luck with that with Martha McSally -a closet femi-nazi, and Christin Sinema – and avowed Socialist).  Both motherless pro-abortionists.     

Democrats often accuse conservatives of being Nazis for wanting to preserve the uniquely American culture by enforcing constitutional laws.  Yet is is the Democrats who have routinely subverted the law like German Brown shirts and are now applauding murdering new born infants like Nazis at Auschwitz.  

If the New York legislature’s law legalizing post-birth “abortions” is actually implemented every American citizen should demand they stand trial for crimes against humanity – just like their Nazi predecessors.  

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Why TSA is NonEssential

With the recent cancellation of thousands of airline flights allegedly due to the partial government shutdown it is instructional to review how the Transportation Security Agency came into being.  The TSA was established (as was the Department of Homeland Security -DHS) as a knee jerk reaction to 9/11.  After witnessing the attacks on TV I opined to my fellow workers at the U.S./Mexico border that our government will do two things in response: throw money at fixing the problem and establish another bureaucracy in response – neither of which will make America any safer.  And they haven’t.  

     By publicly misidentifying the causes of 9/11 it allowed the government to throw hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ money into another feckless layer of federal bureaucracy and avoid culpability for their insanely depraved indifference that allowed 9/11 to happen (see blog Clinton’s “Wall” and 9/11″ dated 2018/01/05; and read the 9/11 Commission Report).  

     As part of the Homeland Security hydra the TSA was ostensibly created to enhance security at America’s airports.  It also conveniently ballooned the unionized federal bureaucracy – a vote buying sop giving us the feckless organization we have today.   What many taxpayers do not know is that TSA airport security is “voluntary”.  When Congress passed the Homeland Security bill in 2002 it included the Screening Partnership Program allowing airports to contract with private security firms provided they met federal standards.  Initially the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued licenses to 5 airports opting for private security (San Francisco being the largest).  No sooner had the stark difference in customer service and security efficiency from private firms been proven than the FAA stopped issuing airports licenses for private security.  This made America less secure! 

     This is similar to the airline industry demanding through the State Department down to the Immigration & Naturalization Service “DON’T F@#K with the 7As!” (student visas) that allowed the 9/11 terrorists to enter the U.S. (see 9/11 Commission Report). 

At about the same time Congress began cutting the TSA budget covering both TSA staff and private contractors.  Guess who got paid and who didn’t.  Due to public pressure Congress recently told the TSA to start issuing airport private security licenses and to have their certification completed within 12 months.  But a major roadblock is the cost analysis required of the airports – much like the laboriously time-consuming environmental impact statements of the EPA.  Airports are neither allowed to participate in the contract bidding process nor have any control over the operation of the contract.  Many are fearful they will incur the wrath of the federal government and jeopardize FAA-issued operating licenses by applying for privatization. The primary culprits in the student visa non-enforcement policy (half the reason 9/11 occurred according to the Commission) – American, Delta, and United- are “cooperating” with the TSA to reduce wait times by adding more TSA inspectors (like putting new wine in old bottles) refusing to side with airport managements’ growing putsch for privatization.

The reason may be the airline industry was already bailed out at least once by the federal government (meaning by you the taxpayer) in the early days of the industry and continues currying favor should conditions require another bailout in the future.(see blog TSA! GO AWAY! dated 2016/06/10.

For more examples of TSA incompetence see: Investors Business Daily “After Trump Gets His Wall Funding, He Should Fire The TSA” dtd 1/17/2019 http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/tsa-government-shutdown-trump-airport-security

If President Trump wants to improve government efficiency and lessen the impact of the government shutdown, he should order the FAA to eliminate roadblocks to airports receiving licenses for private security.  If you want more efficient, cheaper airport security contact Congress and demand  the FAA ease the restraints and increase licensing of private airport security.  

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Boycott IHeart Radio (aka Drug Dealers!)

IHeart Radio (iheart.com) is a New York-based, free broadcast and internet radio platform.  Many who listen to conservative talk radio (and many other radio stations) do so through IHeart.  You may be interested to learn that IHeartMedia Inc. has invested up to $10 million in High Times, the 44-year old marijuana propaganda magazine “offering the biggest U.S. radio broadcaster access to the nation’s growing number of “cannabis consumers” – dope smokers.  IHeart will have controlling interest (59%) of High Times. “This gives them the opportunity to play in the cannabis sector without directly doing it themselves.” High Times Chief Executive Adam Levin said.

     “High Times is fueled by the simple belief that the “cannabis” (they don’t like calling it “dope” or “marijuana”) movement should focus on the community.” (High Times website)

If you don’t want your community polluted by a bunch of stoned potheads driving around out of their senses or living next door to you with all the low-life behavior associated with pot smokers, please contact Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, etc.  as well as whomever else you listen to who broadcasts through IHeart  and ask them to withdraw their contracts from IHeart Radio.  Until they do, I for one am finding other (more intelligent and accurate) venues for my information – like One America News. 

Tell your like-minded friends and neighbors of IHeart’s investment in destroying the minds of your children. 

The country will be a better place if you do. 

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Debunking the Da Vinci Code

Despite all the media hoopla surrounding the release of the Ron Howard directed movie The Da Vinci Code and respectable American and world-wide box office receipts ($224 and 758 million respectively) the movie was mocked by critics at the Cannes Film Festival. According to the Associated Press, a line spoken by Tom Hanks “drew prolonged laughter and some catcalls.”  Nearing the end of the movie, “there were a few whistles and hisses, and there was none of the scattered applause even bad movies sometimes receive at Cannes.” 

     Specifics on the negative reactions to the movie (and there were many) can be read on Wikipedia. Tom Hanks, et al answered the accusation of blasphemy by dismissing the movie as “just entertainment.”  That’s what Hollywood always says when they receive blowback from an outraged public.  The truth is the movie was more psychological raping of the masses – in this case assaulting religion.  The Da Vinci Code is Hollywood’s religious version of Oliver Stone’s subversive government movie “JFK” – both are premised on lies and – like the accusations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Kavanaugh- totally contrary to the overwhelming evidence. 

     The origin of the Da Vinci Code conspiracy harkens back to 1888 and a “theosophist” named “Madame” Helena Blavatsky. Helena is considered the “mother” of New Age spirituality.  She was also the inspiration for the development of Nazi paganism and the chief popularizer of the swastika as a mystical symbol.  Her theosophy based on astrology  and the belief that Christianity is a grand conspiracy designed to conceal the “true” meaning and history of the supernatural.  Her book The Secret Doctrine went to greater lengths than the Da Vinci Code book/movie to blame Christianity for all the horrors of capitalism and “inauthentic” living.  Hitler used her ideas to not only dehumanize the Jews but to discredit the Catholic Church specifically and Christianity in general – replacing God with deification of Hitler as Der Feuhrer (“The Father”).  When the Germans invaded the rest of Europe they burned thousands of churches to the ground (some with citizens inside) and killed or imprisoned thousands of clergymen.

     Alfred Rosenberg was an influential ideologue of the Nazi Party who wrote Myth of the Twentieth Century.  He plagiarized Blavatsky’s themes with a litany of religious conspiracies suggesting the existence of secret Gospels which, had they not been concealed by the Church, would debunk the “counterfeit” of the great image of Christ found in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf “Christianity was not content with erecting an altar of its own.  It had first to destroy the pagan altars.” [Well, it was actually God that did that – and with quite dramatic effect I might add- but he did order the prophets to destroy every living thing that worshipped false gods.  Americans might want to remember that while watching the Money-God aka the National Football League on Sundays].  Hitler continued: “It was the advent of Christianity that first unleashed the “spiritual terror” upon the much freer ancient world.”  (from Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg, pgs. 368-69).  So think of this the next time you hear someone say “organized religion is the cause of humanity’s misery”.  It is not. It is anti-religion that has brought about the worst of human misery. 

     The Big Lie that Christianity is the root of all evil is Satan talking through human mouths (read The Screwtape  Letters by C.S. Lewis).  And like the Nazi descendants today (the Left) Nazis projected their own vices onto what is good, wholesome and beneficial to the happiness of mankind – Christianity*.  

     I remember hearing Hugh Nibley, renowned ancient scriptorian, remark once that there is so much documentary and testimonial evidence of the existence of Jesus, his miracles and his resurrection (there were thousands of witnesses) that Christians don’t get credit for believing by faith any more (read The Complete Works of Josephus for example).  So, despite what Blavatsky, Rosenberg, Hitler, Susan Sontag, the Left and all the other devil’s disciples say, God LIVES!  Jesus IS the Christ!  And, regardless of what the paid clergy say, every one of God’s children can know these things by simply kneeling before Him in reverent, earnest prayer and asking Him. 

  • *”Love the Lord with all thy heart, might, mind and strength.” and, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
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Defeating ANTIFA – The Smith Act

I was going to write how ANTIFA was America’s version of Hitler’s Brown Shirts.   

After reading DiscovertheNetworks.org’s ANTIFA file I find they are worse. 

Defeating ANTIFA is easy.  There is a long overdue and extremely dire need for reinstituting The Smith Act.  This law (18 U.S.C. 2385) was enacted  on June 29, 1940.  It set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government by force or violence and required all non-citizens to register with the federal government.     

It has long been an axiom that “the Constitution is what the Supreme Court says it is.”  Perhaps in the current political environment The Smith Act will have some backing from both a Constitutional Court and a Constitutional President – with enough public support. 

“Every culture is just one generation from anarchy.  It is the socialization of the young by the elders that allows the next generation to come of age civilized.  A society in which this torch no longer gets passed is a society in trouble.”  – Mary Pipher

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Pacifist Dave and School Shootings


I met a pacifist last Sunday sitting next to me at the counter of Papa’s ‘50s Diner in Sierra Vista, Arizona.  I hadn’t seen him since the 17 year old waitress he worshipped left for other horizons about a year ago.  I said hello and complimented him on his new, full beard.  He began regaling me with how women he’s “gone with” demanded he keep the beard.  It was a good, full beard.  It was a manly beard.  It looked fake on him.

     I don’t know why but after duly impressing me with the women (allegedly) in his life he brought up the subject of carrying guns.  Dave opined confidently (and loudly enough for the gals to hear) “In MY experience, 75% of people who carry guns wouldn’t know what to do with it if they ever needed to use it.”  That’s a bold statement from a wimp who’s probably never touched a gun.  It’s also a very bad bet in the poker game of life – especially in the great State of Arizona. 

     I ignored Dave’s comment as a feeble effort to appear manly to the gals behind the counter.  I ignored him – with much greater effort- when he said “Personally I felt going to war myself would not have made a difference in the outcome”.  If everyone felt that way the whole world would be enslaved by tyrants.  Does this make those who did go to war fools?  I didn’t ask the idiot sitting next to me cuz I was afraid I’d punch him in his pacifistic face. 

     I asked what he would do if some guy pointed a gun at his head and said he was going to kill him.  Dave made the most idiotic statement I’ve ever heard (next to “God is dead”). “I wouldn’t do anything because if it’s my time to go then it’s my time to go.”  I said, “Well there’s Social Darwinism at its’ finest!”

     In a feeble effort to recover his testicles, Dave said “However, if a member of my (nonexistent) family were at risk I would defend them.”  I turned squarely to Dave and asked “Wait. You won’t defend yourself if an asshole is going to shoot you because ‘it’s your time” but you will defend a member of your (fictitious) family?  What if it’s not their time? What if it’s the asshole deciding it’s your and their ‘time’?  I returned to my breakfast muttering it was the most bedazzling piece of pacifistic bullshit I ever heard.  (see John Locke’s The Second Treatise of Government re: right to self-defense) 

     This incredulously false logic rages nationally with the Left ascribing human will to an inanimate object.  Freud said fear of guns indicates sexual impotence.  Looking at the anti-gun crowd I tend to agree. For example: 

 1.  The Liberal educators of our nation are responsible for this head-in-the-sand response by teaching students to cower in fear when an armed intruder is roaming their halls.  General George S. Patton once told his troops the best way to counter being shelled by artillery is to charge through the impact zone.  The same principle applies in an ambush – charge through the kill zone.  You exponentially increase your chances of survival by getting out of the kill zone as quickly as possible.  Instead of locking children in the classroom and cowering in a huddle (massing targets together for an easy kill) why not allow them to escape out the windows? Or create chaos by everyone running away confusing the shooter and making it more difficult to sight in on a stationary target? As a former teacher and police office I’m in favor of arming qualified teachers – in fact, every law abiding citizen (“An armed society is a polite society”).  At a minimum it will reduce assaults on teachers by students. 

  1.       School administrators are responsible for this lost art of self-defense by suspending both the bully assailant and the victim in a school fight. Kids that kick bullies asses are heroes – not co-violators. 
  2.       Liberal parents are responsible for this lost art of self-defense by capitulating their role as parents to socialist-indoctrinating public educators, allowing computers in their children’s bedrooms, believing “it’s more important to be their friend than their parent, and such psycho-babel as ‘They are going to drink/smoke dope anyway so they might as well do it at home”. That’s bullshit psychology.  How about maintaining a standard of no booze or drugs in the home – period!  How about sustained and sufficiently serious consequences for misbehavior rather than being afraid “my children might hate me!”  All teenagers hate their parents regardless!  If you don’t teach them to fear you for breaking home rules they won’t fear the consequences of violating societal rules.  And those are exponentially more serious.
  3. Social workers and the ACLU are to blame for “reforming” mental health treatment that allows mentally ill persons to sign themselves out of treatment centers – creating real life “Living Dead”.
  4.  Hollywood producers (and consumers) are responsible for the violence -saturated TV and music programming that brainwashes kids whose prefrontal cortex (which controls high-risk impulses) doesn’t fully develop until they’re 21 years old. I know a young, single, medicated mom who lets her 3-year old daughter watch the The Walking Dead with her before bedtime –and wonders  why that beautiful little girl is terrified to go to bed. 

     A late ‘70s  LA Times article cites a psychologist “70% of Americans are taking some type of psychotropic medication.”  It’s undoubtedly more than that now – especially in California!

“No people in history have ever survived who thought they could protect their freedom [or their lives] by making themselves inoffensive to their enemies.”         – Secretary of  State  Dean Acheson.  Remember that when you are cowering in fear begging a maniac not to kill you.

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111th Military Intelligence Brigade – It’s Own Worst Enemy

     The 111th Military Intelligence Brigade is like a drunken boxer who persists in punching his own mirrored image in the face thinking he’s winning the fight.  The rest of Big Army sits in wonder looking at the spectacle.   Here are some recent –but by no means exceptional- examples:

  1. A year or so ago, sitting at the bar of my favorite steak place, a man to my left (let’s call him “Carl) is visiting Sierra Vista from San Diego as a consultant to the 111th M.I. Brigade on a piece of technology being considered by the Colonels and Lieutenant Colonels hiding out in faux jobs at Kelly Ops (the birthplace of almost as many “idea fairies” as TRADOC).  So after telling “Carl” I taught at the Brigade I ask what he was asked to consult about.  Turns out he was paid to consult on a piece of technology that isn’t really critical to the mission of turning mostly open-source information into actionable targeting for actual operators –nor is it a classified program – but it really looks cool so the colonels and lieutenant colonels have to have it so their briefings look really spiffy!

              “Carl” tells me in shocked amazement he sat back in the Kelly Ops conference room listening to lesser ranking officers (captains and majors) who “got it” making suggestions to make the thing work and seeing higher ranking officers (lieutenant colonels and colonels) shoot down their ideas because “they don’t like it”.  “Carl” said “You never see this in private enterprise!  Not if you want to stay in business!  I got the strong sense that when I was asked my opinion I was expected to tell the colonel exactly what he wanted to hear instead of telling him he has all have the answers right in front of him if he and his cronies would shut up and listen to the people who know what they are talking about!”  [The night was to too short to get into the Osprey and Bradley] 

2. Reminds me of another conversation I had with a man who was very proud of giving a briefing on how to fix DCGS – Distributed Common Ground System (see Google). This system is one of thousands of which President Ronald Reagan said “The surest proof of eternal life is a government program”.  DCGS was broken when I retired from the Army at Ft. Huachuca in 1996.  It was broken when I came back as a mobilized retiree in 2006-7.  It is apparently still broken twenty years later!  It certainly has provided job security for more than a few contractors long past their usefulness.  It’s one of those programs used as a refuge for slotting “favored sons” rather than terminating their contract or retiring them from active duty. His solutions for fixing DCGS, by the way, were the exact same solutions proffered by his predecessors twenty years ago.  Ahhh, the military-Industrial Complex!  It’s a good gig if you can get it! (by knowing someone -in either the literal or Biblical sense) or are a “ring knocker” West Point graduate. 

3.  I was at my favorite sports bar watching football when I noticed a guy staring at me two tables away.  “What?” I asked.  “I think I know you” he said.  Turns out he works at the Douglas Port of Entry where I had worked and he had read my book – recognized my mug shot on the back.  I turned to his buddy and asked where he worked.  “FORGET ABOUT IT!” roared the bald, bearded maggot.  I leaned back in my seat and said “I am so sick of you M.I. people acting like super spooks – spies in your own mind”.  I spent a few minutes having an amiable conversation with the guy who works at my alma mater.  As they left I shook hands with him and ignored the super spook – despite learning he was a former Marine.  But the maggot Marine turned to me and extended his hand so I shook it and said “Say hello to so-and-so.”  “Oh! Uh, really! Uh, yeah, I will” he said.  He was dumbfounded someone besides current members of his “secret society” knew about them.  I knew where the spooked-out maggot worked.   He didn’t know that I know one of his supervisors, was given a guided tour of the place and considered briefly for a job there.  If you M.I. legends-in-your-own-minds have to compensate for your insecurities by telling others “forget about it” or “I can’t tell you” you really need some therapy…or a soft, cuddly teddy bear.  It really doesn’t sit well with real high-speed, low-drag operators. 

By the way, the forest-green polo shirts and khaki pants “uniform” is great cover!   Way to blend in!

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Arizona Teachers – Lenin’s Useful Idiots


Most public teachers remind me of radio talk show hosts. Their God Complex is fertilized by a knowledge base that is both extremely narrow and extremely shallow.

Colors have stood for something since the beginning of time. The American flag’s colors red, white and blue stand for the blood shed for our freedom, justice/truth, and patriotism (despite the politically correct, historical revisionist Google definition). The colors of the African National Congress – black, red and green worn by many “Afro-Americans” stand for black people who have shed their blood by or for the country (America or Africa). Black defense contractors wear black and red on Fridays to commemorate Blacks who shed their blood (for or by America-who really knows?). The Black Panthers always dress in black to symbolize Black Power. FemiNaziis wear pink vagina hats because it symbolizes…well, you can figure that out yourself. “#Red4Ed” came right out of Lenin’s handbook. Quite a deceptive double entendre.

For most of our recent election history the Republican Party was blue and the Democrat Party was red (in more ways than one). If anyone knows symbolism it is the media. As the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party they switched the colors in the last decade giving Democrats the more favored blue. Despite their denials they knew exactly what they were doing. They know Americans overwhelmingly favor blue. The mainstream media also knows how susceptible most Americans are to propaganda through symbolism. The mainstream media becomes more influential as the public education system continues their dumbing downward spiral. As FDR said “There are no coincidences in politics. RedforEd is no coincidence.

After sixty years and billions of dollars to improve education the unionized public educators continue refusing to teach proven, successful methods for reading, writing and critical thinking skills. (see “Why Johnny Can’t Read” and “Why Johnny STILL Can’t Read” by Rudolf Flesch. https://thenewamerican.com/component/k2/item10752-why-johnny-still-can’t-read) Critical thinking is the enemy of the media, public relations (commercials), and the Democrat Party. While we pour billions into improving education progressive public educators are intentionally and systematically using those billions to: a. contribute to the Democrat Party, and, b. destroy generations of Americans ability to think for themselves. Rather than teach phonics – the building block of reading – public educators replace it with “interpretative reading” for a “collective understanding”. It’s why our youth have difficulty pronouncing two syllable words. Rules for pronunciation have been discarded. Abolishing societal rules is called anarchy – a prerequisite to revolution.

Historically red has symbolized communism. Also not coincidently red is the color of Satan. The genealogy of the color red with America’s progressive public education, communism and Satan is almost a straight line because the agenda of all three is the elimination of free will. Satan is also known as Master Mahan – meaning Father of All Lies. Can anyone who has been paying attention the last fifty years doubt the American people have been lied to by progressive educators (see Conspiracy of Ignorance: The Failure of American Schools by Martin Gross) and the world by communism (see The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression by several former communists)?

None of this – the color red, the “progressive” destruction of our youths’ critical thinking skills, or the public agenda of “for the kids” teacher strikes- is spontaneous, altruistic or coincidental. It was all laid out in Lenin’s guide book “What Is to Be Done” when communists were asking how to replace capitalism with world-wide communism. In it Lenin states the workers of the world have to infiltrate every facet of every country’s social, political and economic infrastructure (specifically targeting unions, the Negros, and other “liberal” organizations). And it has to be done through violence led by an elite leadership. Lenin mentions using the naïve,” intellectual elite” (he didn’t know our teachers!) of each country to spread the ideology of communism until their revolutionary goals are achieved – at which time these “Useful Idiots” will be disposed of. It happened most recently in Nicaragua but has happened in Cuba, Vietnam and everywhere communism or “Social Democrats” have taken power. America’s teachers’ unions (and especially Arizona Education Association “elite leadership” Union boss Joe Thomas and Noah Karvelis) are a major pillar of Lenin’s “Useful Idiots” subverting the moral and educational fabric of American society.

Teachers need to educate not indoctrinate. Remember the elementary school students who chanted “BaRAK HusSEIN OBAMA!” over and over? Examples of teacher indoctrination of our kids are in the thousands
(see DiscovertheNetworks.com).

“In terms of needed reforms in elementary and secondary schools we believe that improving academic preparation is only half the story. Many students emerging from these schools have also not developed norms, values, and behaviors conducive to assuming productive lives as responsible adults, let alone the ability and interest to focus on academic learning at college. While students today express very high educational learning expectations and professional ambitions they have failed to develop realistic understandings of the steps necessary to achieve their goals. The students have not formulated what the social psychologist William Damon calls “paths to purpose” – that is, moral grounding that anchors their ambitions in the tasks, behaviors, and practices required to achieve the ends they view as meaningful. Youth today have been unable to develop a sense of purpose in their lives not only because of general changes in parenting and the larger culture, but because schools have turned away from accepting responsibility for youth socialization and moral education [which parents surrendered to the educators casting their children into a moral void]. Elementary and secondary educational reform has focused almost exclusively on improving students’ standardized test scores. ‘Often squeezed entirely out of the school day are questions of meaning and purpose that should underlie every academic exercise.’ …’Our obsessive reliance on standardized test scores deters both teachers and students from concentrating on the real mission of schooling: developing a love of learning for learning’s sake- a love that will then lead to self-maintained learning throughout their lifespan.” (Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa, 2011, p. 126-7)

Additional Reading:

Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It by Jane M. Healy, Phd., 1990.
Left Back: A Century of Battles Over School Reform by Diane Ravitch, 2001.
The Conspiracy of Ignorance: The Failure of American Public Schools by Martin L. Gross, 1999.
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students by Allan Bloom, 1987.

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Mike’s Movie Forensics: Captain Phillips

As anyone can read online the movie “Captain Phillips” was highly altered to make the real life Captain Phillips look like a hero. He was not – and he admits it. He consciously chose to sail within the pirate zone to save time.

So much occurred that didn’t have to. The cowardice of the crew aside, it was amazing to see such a large merchant ship at the mercy of only three Third World pirates in a motorized dinghy. During my last assignment on active duty army I researched the maritime piracy issue. I was not surprised to learn the Maritime Board preferred to pay ransoms rather than allow military-type rescue missions and to forbid the use of either armed guards or armed crewmen on board. Thomas Jefferson learned as president of the United States that only encourages more piracy. I was aware of the feckless mechanical defensive measures used by ships such as the Maersk Alabama. One defensive measure they haven’t considered is to reverse engines. That would run over the approaching pirates sucking them into the huge propellers – a fitting end.

But my interest was primarily with the tactical operation conducted by the “legends-in-their-own-minds” SEALS. I’ve gone through basic airborne training at Ft. Benning, GA with a bunch of them and through Special Forces Communications training (Phase 2 of the Q Course) with one. I worked with two great ones at Special Operations Command-Korea (SOC-K). They are generally a bunch of good guys and certainly the most physically fit -as a group- of anyone in the entire military. By doctrine their area of operations is on the high seas and the littoral edges of coastlines. They should stick to that. Their incursion into inland operations usually don’t bode well for them. There are several reasons for this:

1. Role inflation – also known as “biting off more than they can chew” or “their egos writing checks their asses can’t cash”.
One example occurred during the invasion of Panama. Someone who didn’t know doctrine tasked the SEALS to capture Panama dictator Manuel Noriega’s private plane. Now normally planes are parked at airports – which Noriega’s plane was, nice and secure inside a well-guarded hangar. During the pre-mission briefback only one LDO (limited duty officer) who apparently DID know doctrine had the balls to object to the mission stating specifically it was a RANGER mission. He and everyone else in the Special Operations community knows assaulting and securing an airfield is a RANGER mission. But woe to the officer who tells his commander “that’s not our job”! In this case shit really did roll down hill. Receiving the mission in the first place, accepting the mission in the second and the FUBAR execution of the mission that occurred at the airfield itself.

SEALS are organized ass-backward. Whereas in army Special Forces (there is only one called that – the Green Berets. Everyone else is Special Operations.) an SF team is comprised of 12 men. A conventional infantry platoon consists of four squads, each of 10-12 men totalling about 50 men, the SEALS reverse it and call their smallest operational unit a platoon and the larger composed of several platoons a team. Don’t ask me why…it IS the Navy.

So one SEAL platoon composed of no more than 10-12 men rubber boated up the river to the end of the runway and started diddy boppin’ like Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke down the middle of the runway toward the hangar where Noriega’s plane was parked. They did have an AC-130 gunship overhead which presumably had their back. Their evening stroll PASSED men loading drug shipments onto aircraft parked alongside the runway. Why they didn’t realize these people were basically observation posts (OPs) and kill them before they cell phoned their boss at the ops center (assuming they had suppressors) I don’t know. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when the PDF (Panamanian Defense Forces) soldiers started coming out of base ops and manning bunkers guarding the hangar. The SEALS were immediately pinned down in the open in the middle of the runway by PDF gunfire. Rather than take cover behind parked aircraft (or approaching tactically along the side of the runway), they assumed a prone skirmish line on the open runway (not a recommended IAD – immediate action drill). This resulted in SEALS being killed either by direct or richocheted bullets bouncing off the runway. Their radio man tried directing AC-130 gunfire onto the PDF. The report infers he was unfamiliar with his commo gear and unable to communicate with the aircraft. Then he was killed. The gunner on the AC-130 watched the SEALS being shot up but refused to lay down protective fire onto the PDF without commo from the SEALS (they ARE Air Force and not used to making tactical decisions).

The mission was to capture Noriega’s plane. Why? If the desired end state was to prevent Noriega’s escape why not just send one AC-130 and blast it with its’ 105mm howitzer? If the mission was to secure the airfield then send in the Rangers. The platoon leader, finally, in a brilliant flash of inspiration decided “F__k this!” and blew Noriega’s plane away with an AT-4. The LDO and I aren’t the only ones who asked “Why capture?” “Why the SEALS?”

2. Failure to conduct or listen to timely / sufficient intelligence on the target. I’ll explain this in my analysis of Sole Survivor that occurred in Afghanistan. I’m not intentionally picking on SEALS. It’s just that they provide so much opportunity for tactical analysis – being SEALS and all.

So back to Captain Phillips. The distance between the escape pod containing Cpt. Phillips and the three pirates was negligible. The seas and winds were calm with some night illumination. Any one of the Marines already aboard the Navy destroyer could have done the same thing the “high-speed, low-drag” SEALS did -and they didn’t have to fly a thousand miles and HALO into ocean. If every crisis incident wasn’t managed by the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. (especially under Muslim-loving OBAMA) the Navy destroyer captain could have tasked the Marine marksmen (who are the best trained marksmen in the world by they way) to set up an observation post (OP) and conduct negotiations with the pirates himself. Why bother the President of the United States with a few piddly-ass pirates?

I can’t help wondering why the SEALS who (supposedly) had eyes on the pod when Cpt. Phillips made his daring escape attempt by jumping into the water did not know who was in the water? Gee, lying on a warm deck on a moonlit night with gentle breeze and swells rocking you….ZZZZZZ! It wouldn’t have been the first time the deck of a Navy ship had been used as a mattress. An alert marksman with a night scope should have identified Cpt. Phillips standing in the pod door and anticipated the obvious – him jumping in the water. Knowing that, riddling the pod doorway with 7.62cal. rounds would have been the obvious immediate response to cover Phillips’ escape. That’s what a MARINE would have done. Instead Phillips was exposed for significant seconds to the ire of the pirate standing in the doorway because too much time was spent trying to figure out who was in the water! Phillips is lucky he wasn’t gunned into shark chum by the pirates for trying to escape. Covering his escape by pulverizing the pod would have saved the taxpayers money on setting up the idiot who survived in a federal prison. Heck, he’ll probably be pardoned by the next Democrat president and granted U.S. citizenship as a refugee.

I like the Russians way of solving piracy. Once they get them in custody (if any survive) the captain of the Russian ship simply throws them overboard. “Pirates? What Pirates?” When the famous pirate Blackbeard was killed in the 18th century the British ship’s captain cut off his head and attached it to the bow of the ship as they sailed back into Portsmouth. But if you want to send a real message, hang ’em by the yardarm until their carcasses rot. AARRR!!!

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Rush Limbaugh and the Military

Lt. General John Archer Lejeune

Like all media armchair quarterbacks, Rush Limbaugh lacks military experience. He avoided the draft by claiming a medical exemption for a pilodinal cyst. Pilodinal cysts are formed by groups of hairs and “debris” trapped in the pores of the skin of the upper cleft of the buttock, forming an abscess. In other words, Rush sat on his ass so long without properly cleaning it an abscess formed. This is easily fixed by an incision and drainage and can take anywhere from 2-3 weeks to six months to heal. Why Rush Limbaugh didn’t clean his ass in the first place well, I don’t want to know. More importantly to his listening public should be why didn’t he get it fixed so he could fulfill his duty as an American and serve in the military?

During a recent Rush broadcast he exulted in looking forward to coming to work every day since he was 16 years old. Rush’s megalomania camouflaged behind a thin veil of feigned self-deprecation is hard to tolerate at any time. So when Rush claims it a “blessing” to come to a job he loves every day – a job in which he sits on his formerly abscessed ass and reads the news from more intelligent and informed essayists- when 58,318 men and women’s names are written on the Vietnam Memorial Wall- his boast of being “blessed” rings hollow with me. It wasn’t a “blessing”. It was cowardice.

His avoidance of anything strenuous carries over to not getting a college degree (especially when students actually had to meet a classical curriculum standard). This is evident in his radio broadcasts both in his limited vocabulary and his narrow and shallow base of knowledge. He doesn’t know anything other than what he reads from others (RSS feeds). He basically reads “story time” for conservatives who enjoy the anger mongering adrenaline “rush” Limbaugh provides five days a week. He’s the radio version of Reader’s Digest (apologies to RD) for those who don’t like to read themselves and are guided by emotion. He serves a purpose by providing information the mainstream media will not provide but God help us if he is the needle on our moral compass. He’s not the Man in the Arena. Like all talk radio hosts, he’s the cold and timid soul who knows neither victory nor defeat – an opportunist that tapped into a monetarily lucrative vein of conservative American thought..

During the same broadcast (Friday, April 13, 2018 if memory serves) Rush shared being called upon at the last minute to be the substitute guest speaker (in lieu of SecDef Mattis) for a banquet by the Marine Corps / Law Enforcement Fund (MCLEF). This organization provides educational scholarships to family members of Marines and Law Enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Without doubt this is a noble and worthwhile endeavor. Rush’s speech was about the (very real) danger America is in – and he’s 100% correct in that assessment. A Marine arose during the Q&A and told Rush “Hey! WE (the military) got this!” “Got WHAT” I ask!

A well-respected “Mustanger” (former enlisted) Special Forces general told us assembled officers at a Fort Bragg that “Anything above Major is political”. During my short time as an army officer I found that to be an understatement. The moral bankruptcy I saw in the military officer corps almost defies description. The avoidance of dealing with problems in order to get promoted, the kow-towing and genuflecting by the Pentagon before Congress in: 1) implementing gays in the military (“stepping out smartly to enforce it” – Commandant of the Marine Corps), 2) the emasculation of the military by feminists in Congress mandating females into combat and other occupational specialties in which they have neither the physical strength nor the psychological wherewithal to do the jobs; and 3) redefining National Security into the Defense Contracting corrupt motive for going into senseless and incessant wars makes one wonder “Got What?” All you’ve done is kiss Congress’s ass in implementing politically correct policies that have ripped the guts out of the military. What you should have done was RESIGN IN PROTEST. The public support would have been overwhelming. But no, your coveted careers came before the lives of the service members who have to execute Congress’s really FUBAR policies.
You don’t “Got this” because you never had it.

“We GOT this!”? My (non-abscessed) ass. What? Are you going to conduct a military coup against a feckless and corrupt Congress sometime AFTER the Justice Department feels it no longer needs probable cause or a warrant to violate attorney-client privilege? Or when the Second Amendment is completely abolished? When freedom of speech and religion are in peril? When activist judges issue judgements in direct violation of the law? When the IRS targets political opponents? Or when the Constitutional “constructionists” finally abolish the Constitution in toto? HEY! NEWS ALERT! IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING!

If anyone thinks they can depend on the military to “defend” the Constitution remember the survey conducted of Marine lieutenants going through infantry training at Quantico, Va. in which over 80% said they would fire on peaceable protestors if ordered to do so. Remember the army staff exercises in which they conduct offensive operations against the thinly disguised Tea Party – in direct violation of the Constitution. The military won’t lift a finger to kill the goose that’s buying their loyalty via defense contracts and fictitious disability exemptions.

No, you ain’t “GOT” this. For the last forty years when it has come down to choosing whether to fall on your swords to protect the military (some call that an integrity check) or your careers – you chose your careers. Besides, my fellow bragging Marine, it’s NOT YOUR JOB TO “GET THIS!” It’s the American citizens’ job. That’s why preserving the Constitution is so important…and EVERY Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

It’s also why the 13th Commandant of the Marine Corps, John Archer Lejeune, said he did NOT “have it” when asked by industrialists to lead a coup against the socialist policies of FDR. He was loyal to his oath to the Constitution. He also wrote “War Is a Racket” and lectured on that topic across the nation.

And, Rush, the Richest Couch Potato in American History, for you and your scuzzy ass, from all those who didn’t live to receive like “blessings” and from us who did – you’re welcome.

P.S. I neither want nor need your “thanks” for doing my duty – but I WILL accept your apology for you NOT doing yours.

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America’s Potemkin Border and the Fake Immigration Crisis

The word “Potemkin” comes from Russian minister Grigory Potemkin building fake portable villages along the Dnieper River to impress his former lover, Russian Empress Catherine II, during her journey to Crimea in 1787. As recently appointed governor of Crimea, Potemkin ordered the phony portable structures disassembled after she passed, and re-assembled farther along her route to be viewed again as if new. As the Empress arrived in her barge, Potemkin’s men, dressed as peasants, would populate the village. In politics and economics a “Potemkin Village” is any construction (literal or figurative) meant to hide an undesirable or potentially damaging situation and to deceive others into thinking the situation is better than it really is. (Wikipedia)

The U.S. / Mexico border fits that to a T (or, in this case, a P). When Castro emptied his jails for the last time in the late ‘90s he flooded Miami, Florida with Cuban criminals. Thousands were being held in custodial facilities in Miami. While the President was making up his mind what to do with them they rioted. This caused a congressional investigation and representatives were sent to Miami to assess the situation. In true Potemkin form, the Immigration & Naturalization Service (INS) secretly transferred thousands of Cuban criminals to other custodial facilities to make it appear the numbers were minimal and they had control of the local situation. The ruse was discovered but the INS leadership who ordered the deception were not fired – or even reprimanded. They were promoted to higher positions in INS. This type of deception on the American people was standard procedure during my eleven years and nine months with INS.

The truth is Congress knows border security is simply a Potemkin village because they are the Grigory Potemkins who order the façade. They and the State Department are the ones who create the recurring “immigration crises.” It’s like Renee Zellweiger said in the movie Cold Mountain: “Men piss on themselves then complain it’s rainin’!” That’s Congress.

Congressional demographic subversion of the U.S. Constitution occurs about every ten years when the Democrats need more voters and Republicans / Chamber of Commerce wants cheaper labor. There is never a real immigration “crises” at all. The real crisis is our very generous laws are not being enforced. No politician is saying that.

It starts with both political parties sending “the word” through agency heads to the border agents and inspectors that “there are Laws and then there are laws.” In other words, don’t be so strict about enforcing the law. Note the CBP brochures mention “providing a service” to aliens before enforcing the law. Immigration inspectors are told “There is no rule saying you HAVE to have proof of residence and economic solvency before issuing a permit to a Mexican citizen to “visit” the United States. In fact it is the ONLY way we can tell if the alien is living outside the U.S. Permits to travel further than 25 linear miles from the Mexican border used to be granted only for the duration of the visit’s purpose with the address and contact information of the destination written on the back. Suddenly in the late ‘90s we were told to issue 6-month permits to every Mexican regardless of their purpose in entering the United States. Congress and the INS commissioner subverted the law and by “policy” instituted a de facto open border.

That was the day the border actually disappeared and became a Potemkin Village. It didn’t matter how many illegals the Border Patrol (reportedly) caught crossing the border. The Ports of Entry became the gateway to the Promised Land. The Mexicans couldn’t believe it – and laughed in our faces when we tried vetting them.
At the same time, “sitting the X” – a highly successful concept devised by a Chief Border Patrol Agent in Texas (a Hispanic who was elected to Congress) in which his agents saturated the sector with stationery posts – was interpreted differently. Instead of agents being able to move off the “X” and intercept the illegals they were ordered to stay put – literally. Several agents told us they would see illegal aliens walking within speaking distance and the agents were not authorized to get out of their cars to apprehend the illegals. Politicians bragging about border patrol apprehensions is ludicrous. Those numbers are as controlled and contrived as the polls showing Hillary Clinton winning the presidency. Several Inspector General investigations prove it.

If not enforcing the law doesn’t open the floodgates wide enough, Congress consciously creates a stampede by announcing their intention to offer amnesty to illegal aliens already in the U.S. This creates the fake immigration “crisis” by motivating tens of thousands more from Latin America to get in while the getting is good. The Clinton-Gore campaign “Project 500,000” did just that and, after telling INS adjudicators to skip the background investigation and the interview in English, granted citizenship to over 6,000 criminal aliens.

Congress gerrymanders “refugee status” to further their electoral subterfuge. The Clintons did so by placing AIDS infected Africans at the top of the list.

The 9/11 terrorist attacks are a direct result of Congress and the State Department ordering INS inspectors “DON’T F__k WITH THE 7As!” (their words). The airline industry didn’t want to pay for the seats of out-of-status foreign “students” being sent back on the next plane home. The airline lobby called Congress, who called the State Department, who called the INS Commissioner, who….. Tens of thousands of foreign out-of-status “students” re-entered the U.S. on INvalid visas only to disappear into our country.

So when I see politicians (and aspiring politicians) conduct “inspections” on the U.S. / Mexico border I think of good ol’ Grigory (Congress) and Catherine (American citizens). They come down with their media entourage, have their picture taken with loyal agents and inspectors, and a rancher or two for a few hours then go back to their districts claiming to be subject matter experts. And nothing gets done.

Which makes Washington, D.C. the real Potemkin Village.

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California Needs Spanking

California is throwing another tantrum and should be spanked. As the parent, the federal government should administer the strap. It is more than allegorical.
The United States gained the territory of California “fair and square” (more or less) in the war with Mexico (1846-1848). At the request of its’ territorial residents, California was admitted into the Union two years later on September 9, 1850. Its’ paradisiacal environment has fostered a megalomaniacal hedonism ever since. The spoiled brat of the United States fomented sedition in the ‘60s from the nest of radicalism -UC Berkeley. It is now in state-wide open rebellion by providing government sanctioned sanctuary for criminal illegal aliens. The Oakland mayor sending out a “Five-O” warning to her constituent criminal aliens was one of many shots over the bow of the U.S. Constitution. It won’t be the last.
Governor Brown and his state legislature are in violation of several federal laws.
The first and most basic violation is the contract upon which California was admitted into the Union. The admission of territories into the Union is governed by Congress in accordance with its “plenary” (complete and absolute) power under Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2 of the Constitution. After a favorable referendum by the residents of the territory, they were required to write a state constitution which was submitted to Congress for approval. If accepted by majority vote Congress issues a joint resolution accepting the territory into the Union as a state and the President of the United States issues a proclamation to that effect. Congress is under no obligation to admit states even when the territorial population has voiced a desire to do so.
In being admitted into the United States of America, California agreed to two specific federal requirements: 1. it will always have a republican form of government, and 2. it will “forever recognize the sovereignty of the Federal government.” The reasons for this are articulated in the Federalist Papers (written to convince the colonists of the need for a strong Constitution – well worth reading). California is simply emulating several self-interested colonies under the failed Articles of Confederation.

Secondly California has stated they intend to unilaterally make treaties with foreign governments. The chaos created by the thirteen colonies doing exactly this was the main reason for replacing the Articles of Confederation with the Constitution – again justified in the Federalist Papers. Watch PBS series “The Adams Chronicles” available on NetFlix for a historically accurate depiction of the subject. This was the also intent of the southern states at the beginning of the Civil War.

The third California violation is the arrest and incarceration of retired law enforcement officers carrying authorized concealed weapons and other American citizens under their home state weapons laws by California law enforcement agencies. For federal officers this is known as the Law Enforcement Officer Safety Act (LEOSA). For non-law enforcement citizens the National Reciprocity Act allows interstate transportation of personal weapons in accordance with their home state’s laws. Neither California nor many domestic U.S. military bases recognize these federal laws. The Second Amendment does not apply in California and on our military bases despite what the Supreme Court says. Both are violating federal law. It is making law abiding American citizens extremely vulnerable.

Lastly, aiding and abetting illegal entry into the U.S. – is self-explanatory. This is also known as “Accessory after the fact” and is chargeable the same as the actual crime itself.

To “spank” California I offer these Courses of Action:
1. Rescind California’s admission into the United States of America. Revert it back to the status of territory. This would authorize the occupation of federal troops as the arbiters of law and order. This would eliminate –excuse me, remove – members of Congress like Maxine Waters and Nancy Pelosi, et.al. California could not vote in Congress thus eliminating much of the opposition to Trump’s Make America Great Again Agenda. The 70% of MediCal and Social Security cheaters would be cut off as non-citizens. Citizenship of individuals can be revoked by the federal government. Why not apply it to states? Congress probably doesn’t have the votes necessary to excise that tumor – yet.
2. In reference to Jerry’s claim Attorney General Sessions’ law suit is an “act of war” I echo the words of militia Minuteman Captain Preston at Concord, 1776 “…If they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” Treat California like its’ seditious predecessors of 1861. We can prolong the agony of civil war by dragging it through the courts for decades like the State’s Rights was but more innocent American citizens will be killed and our ballot system corrupted beyond recovery (if it isn’t already). Or President Trump can order the 21st century version of Sherman’s March to the Sea – only in the opposite direction – “Sherman’s March to Sacramento!” The only negative consequence of a scorched earth policy toward California would be the subsequent exponential mass exodus of Californians into previously untainted states (kind of like what’s happening now). They should be interned in New Mexico …with their Roswell kindred.
Historically the federal government hanged citizens committing sedition. The most famous being John BROWN. John Brown murdered innocent men, women and children in his anti-slavery crusade. California governor Jerry “Moonbeam” BROWN and his fellow Sanctuary Seditionists facilitate the murder of innocent American men, women and children under the rubric of “humanitarianism” toward criminal illegal aliens – Left Speak for voter fraud. Jerry deserves the same punishment as John: “to be hung by the neck until dead.” With Maxine and Nancy it would be political euthanasia.
California provides a large percentage of the nation’s food crops. It has strategic harbors for naval bases and international trade. America cannot tolerate California seceding from the United States any more than it could lose the southern states in 1861. We’ve invaded foreign countries for a lot less.
That famous Oklahoman, Will Rogers, once said “America is the only country in the world that has a professional criminal class…Congress. This is especially true of those from California.

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God, Give Us Men!

Josiah Gilbert Holland
“Et vitam impendere vero”

In view of our increasing political crises and the continuing social entropy, I feel the need to share this poem:
“God, Give Us Men!
God, Give us Men! A Time like this demands
Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands;
Men whom the lust of office does not kill;
Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy;
Men who possess opinions and a w will;
Men who have honor; men who will not lie;
Men who can stand before a demagogue
And damn his treacherous flatteries without winking!
Tall men, sun-crowned, who live above the fog
In public duty and in private thinking;
For while the rabble, with their thumb-worn creeds,
Their large professions and their little deeds,
Mingle in selfish strife, lo! Freedom weeps,
Wrong rules the land and waiting Justice sleeps.
by Josiah Gilbert Holland

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