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An Answer About The 2nd Amendment

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americaslasthope1775 August 25. (to John Randolph). “I am sincerely one of those [who still wish for reunion with their parent country], and would rather be in dependance on Great Britain, properly limited, than on any nation upon earth, or than on no nation. But I am one of those too who rather than submit to the right of legislating for us assumed by the British parliament…would lend my hand to sink the whole island in the ocean.”

This is a response to Denae’s question about the 2nd Amendment: The 2nd Amendment was drawn up specifically to deal with the issue of tyranny. You don’t fight a war of independence because the King says we can’t hunt quail anymore. Personally, I lean towards being a vegetarian. But that is another story. Why was there an American Revolution?

In order for a state to be free, the lessons that they learned as that the people being informed and armed was necessary. Whether a gun holds 1 round or 20 is simply a matter of style.  No different than if a journalist today reporting on the internet.  Reporters can be a valuable resource for an open and free government/society. But as we know, newspapers, radio, TV, etc… can be used for the negative too. The average reporter probably doesn’t care all that much. Other reporters will have an agenda. Others are idealists. But if they don’t do as their editors tell them, they are out of a job. This is why critical thinking skills and in the matter of spiritual warfare, discernment is important.

Pull up a copy of the Declaration of Independence on the web (or a pocket Constitution from the Cato Institute would be nice). As you read through it, notice the list of abuses by the King? Jefferson is spelling out the rationale for why they are declaring their independence.  BTW, those old guys would have loved the internet. Not every single thing. But they would support its existence wholeheartedly. Thomas Jefferson would never stop answering his email and James Madison would be constantly printing stuff off for his files.

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.” James Madison, Constitutional Convention, Max Farrand’s Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, vol. 1

As for me, I have a background in both newspapers and TV. I am totally cool with doing radio too mainly as a producer. I have a deep love for film. As a child, I shot my great-grandfather’s guns. I have relatives who are World War II vets. Guns are a tool, not a toy nor some voodoo stuff. Some people are careless and others swear they are possessed. I just know to keep the finger off the trigger until I’m ready to fire and don’t aim at something you don’t intend to hit.

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February 8, 2013 at 3:23 am

Posted in Politics, U.S. History

What George W. Bush Should Have Done

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Bushfamily“Poor George. He can’t help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”  Ann Richards

My first visual memory of George W. Bush was when I watched the 1988 Republican National Convention. I was a huge baseball fan at the time (still am, just don’t follow MLB like I once did). My impression of him was he was out of his element. He didn’t belong in this environment.

Many things have been said about Bush, positive and negative. My basic impression of him was that he was never truly his own man.

He faced the dilemma that many children of the rich and famous have to deal with. Imagine being a George Patton. His own career in its own right was distinguished. But he was never going to be as well-known as the father. His youngest grandson took an entirely different path.

George was married to Laura Welch, a school teacher and librarian. It seems he was interested in being a Cowboy. He never was going to be a 4.0 student, but he was involved in one way or another with different pursuits. Back when he was a teenager, he should have told his dad, “I want to go my own way.” Maybe he could have been a curator. A teacher. Who knows.

Children who come into a world of high expectations face pressures that their parents and grandparents didn’t have to deal with. We are living in those times now. Parents, yes raise your children. But don’t be overbearing. Children should be allowed to go with their heart’s desire and not solely use salary and 401K as the basis for a career or life’s pursuits.

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January 10, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Posted in Politics, U.S. History

War (Or Why We Should Either Love It or Hate It)

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“All glory is fleeting”

I’m a student of history. Always have been. Some of my earliest memories are rooted in history, specifically war. I remember The Black Sheep Squadron coming on the air when I was just a few months old. My grandparents are children of the Great Depression and entered their adulthood on the brink of World War II. So I had a living breathing example of that conflict during a time when I was learning about figures like “Pappy” Boyington, “Old Blood and Guts” Patton, George Washington, etc… Basically it was stories of being a medic in Burma, malaria, being bedridden for a month, how Japanese people were (or thought to be at the time) yellow bastards or maybe a Jewish conspiracy to take over the world. Sound familar? Yet people think I’m crazy because I point these things out.

Yet I’ve eaten dinner with Japanese people while discussing baseball or Madonna. So perhaps it isn’t surprising that I have a certain fondness for Japanese culture and women. No different than my great-uncle (who is a veteran of the Battle of the Bulge) having an a certain fondness for English and French women. Basically it was stories of being in a cafe while on leave, the smell of dead horses and the sight of corpses in concentration camps. Yet people say to this day, “It can’t happen here.” To wit: at that time, Germany was the most advanced nation in the world. They had the finest doctors, engineers, scientists, and were ahead in terms of military doctrine. Yet it happened.

“Fights between individuals, as well as governments and nations, invariably result from misunderstandings in the broadest interpretation of this term. Misunderstandings are always caused by the inability of appreciating one another’s point of view. This again is due to the ignorance of those concerned, not so much in their own, as in their mutual fields. The peril of a clash is aggravated by a more or less predominant sense of combativeness, posed by every human being. To resist this inherent fighting tendency the best was is to dispel ignorance of the doings of others by a systematic spread of general knowledge. With this object in view, it is most important to aid exchange of thought and intercourse.” Nikola Tesla, “The Transmission of Electrical Energy without wires as a means for furthering Peace”, Electrical World and Engineer (7 January 1905)

In our times, we are constantly innudated with stories of global Muslim conspiracies of world conquest or that we are over there to liberate the oppressed. How does it happen? It is actually pretty simple. Just tell the people we have been attacked and accuse those who are opposed to going to war of treason.

Perhaps it would be more enlightening to understand the interesting connections between the Bush family, bin Laden family and the House of Saud. So why aren’t U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia? I will even mention the Project for the New American Century. But it is not my job to do your homework for you. So if you choose willful ignorance even after I pointed out certain details, you have only yourself to blame.

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January 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

George S. Patton: The Man

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Patton

You know General, sometimes the men don’t know when you’re acting. 

It’s not important for them to know. It’s only important for me to know.

I’ve often imagined what would it be like if Jesus looked like Andre The Giant or had red hair much like Alexander the Great and Thomas Jefferson. He would have stood out. But I’m inclined to believe he looked average, probably around 5’5″ or so and didn’t have the Force. Maybe he could hit a curve ball.  Then again, they didn’t exactly have baseball back then.  But yet even today, if he was a redhead and could hit a curve ball, he would get some of this treatment. Why? Probably because he would be a catcher who has bad knees instead of playing first base. You are supposed to stand out, but if you do, they will beat you up for standing out. Damn if you do.

This is what George Patton himself has said about another historical figure, “Blackjack” Pershing: “To those who have known General Pershing, only by his pictures or by an occasional distant view, he appears as a grave, austere man of fine presence, but cold and almost frigid in his loneliness. Just so it is with Mount Washington. Viewed from afar, it rises in cold and isolated majesty; in, but not of, our universe. It takes the more intimate personal knowledge of a ramble on it’s craggy sides to discover the warmth, beauty, and latent grandeur of it’s very self. All great men suffer from this fact. Of American generals, none has suffered more than General Pershing, because none have commanded such hosts or risen so high.”

Most people only know Patton from the movie Patton which portrayed him as vainglorious, bombastic, acting without thinking. But he was more than just a tank general.  I first heard of Patton around 30 years ago from reading about him in a WWII book. All my life, I’ve been interested in history.  From studying the man aside from the portrayals in the media, I’ve come to realize that while he could be colorful, he didn’t use profanity as part of daily discourse.   He only used it for dramatic effect. You can’t run a military especially at the lower level of the hierarchy using formal speak all the time. But the military itself is based on rank and file just like the world at large.  Enlisted men do not eat with officers.

He was a human being.  He understood the nature of war and that is the best way to prevent war is to not start one in the first place. If it does start, the best way to end it is to put the leaders out of power even if you have to personally shoot the paper hanging son of a bitch yourself. If the people had not followed Hitler, Stalin, the Japanese military elites, etc…, it could have been averted.  This is why it is important that even if you attend a public speech or watch TV, that you think critically.

This was the last straw for Beatrice, and her temper flared. She unsheathed one of the swords and chased “Saber George” around the room, cursing with expletives that should have made her warrior husband proud. After she had “treed” him on top of the crates, stabbing at his legs, and making him dance quite a jig, he pleaded, “G– D— it, Bea, I’m sorry! I’ll pack them myself!” And he did.

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November 11, 2012 at 1:50 pm

We Need More People Like Rae Abileah

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“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.” Matthew 7:15-17

If you are trying to make sense of the events that have transpired in the Middle East over the past 100 years or so, don’t feel alone.  What one needs to understand is that the old order of elites never went away. They just re-invented themselves by putting on a suit and tie and participating in conferences rather than religious ceremonies since the idea of kings and emperors ruling by divine right was no longer in vogue. Who is at the top of this chain? It is not a single individual, but a group of organizations primarily financed by the Rothschild cartel.  Some of these organizations include the Council on Foreign Relations, Federal Reserve and the Trilateral Commission. Aside from Rothschilds, John Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan have been the most influential individuals in institutionalizing statism in the United States. They laid the groundwork for the Federal Reserve, funded eugenics including lending support to the Communists and Nazis and have spread false gospels such as the Social Gospel i.e. the government will take care of the poor and oppressed via the National Council of Churches.

The United States government via its method of fractional reserve banking gives billion of dollars (perhaps as much as $15 billion) in any given year to “both sides”. The classic divide and conquer tactic. They are manipulating people’s emotions in the pursuit of absolute power for themselves.  Many people have been deceived by false prophets and their false gospels.  Yet most people don’t even see it.

So is there a solution? Yes.  But it requires the sheep to wake up and see what is going on first.  The American people need to stand up to “their” government.  The Israeli government claims they speak on behalf of all Jews.  They are liars.  We need more people like Rae Abileah. Hamas and Hezbollah deserve no support from Muslims.  In the ultimate struggle for liberty, it has always been man-made institutions against the unique individual created in His image.  Open your ears and eyes.  Then withdraw your support from all of these false leaders and fallen organizations.

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May 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Posted in Politics

Why The “Pig Flu” is Pig Dung

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(Originally published April, 2009)

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.”
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi minister of propaganda

Did you notice all the talk last month about the evil Chinese and Koreans? Then it was the “evil” people of Somalia for the past few weeks?
Have you noticed the recent news about the “Pig Flu”? Basically for the next week or so, we are going to be indundated with stories about people getting pig flu, virus or whatever word you want to use.

It could be the Reichstag Fire. It could be the evil Jews on Monday and the evil Arabs on Friday. Next week, it could be you. So what is going on?

I’ve worked in television and newspapers, so I know first-hand how public information can be manipulated in order to produce a desired result or response. People who work in government are efficient in the sense they can rationalize their responses to a crisis and get the talking points out to the public. The talking points from the memo get repeated around the water cooler, from the talk shows, cook-outs, so on and so on.

This does not mean that every single reporter, newspaper editor or camera man is “in on it”. The media can be used for good purposes as well as bad purposes. It is just that many people in the position to call the shots these days as in the past are agenda driven, adhere to loyalty to political parties or are rather friendly with the people who run the power structure thus ensuring access for exclusive interviews, feeders on stories and invitations to awards dinners among other things.

Nothing gets run unless it has approval. Now it can be anything from football scores, a 5 year old girl winning a spelling bee, to this. The fact of the matter is that we are dealing with nothing more than constant repeating of the same story. Ever notice that all the major media outlooks say the same thing? That is a clue that you are being mislead or lied to. This is called Media Manipulation. Specifically, this is Distraction by phenomenon. Think “Wag The Dog”.

It is also important to keep in mind that it isn’t what they are telling you that is the problem as much as what they are NOT telling you. Hence, lying by omission. Ask yourself this: what other events were going on Saturday? I think it has something to do with the Federal Reserve.

What is going on is that various governments have been keeping core samples derived from lab experiments and at a pre-determined time, they would release it hence the timing of all this aka the anthrax scare. What is also happening is that all the reported cases of pig flu are in fact not pig flu at all, but nothing more than cases of common colds. Essentially a non-event. Keep in mind this is all happening less than a week after Hitler’s 120th birthday.

This “crisis” is all designed to create a crisis and further erode the economy or at least explain why corporate profits are down (other than the corporations own mismanagement), trampling of civil rights, inducing a mass panic, etc… The CDC, FEMA and other agencies in the alphabet soup will claim there is a crisis of “epic proportions” and then use their own manufactured crisis to justify more powers to do these things. Can you say internment camp? Look up H.R. 645 sponsored by Alcee Hastings of Florida.

This particular “crisis” is livestock-related, so expect more push for government oversight of farms. Big industrial farms will welcome this, because they have big lobbies to get exemptions just as Monsanto is welcoming the oversight of seeds and you guessed it, pigs. As in the “Pig Patent“. In 2005, Monsanto had filed two patents for processes which controlled the breeding and the herds of pigs. This resulted in Monsanto being under scrutiny for ownership rights over pigs and their offspring. Monsanto was planning to create improved designer animals for human consumption using special breeding techniques. Monsanto was able to control breeds with specific characteristics as per the patent, and disallowing other breeders and farmers from doing so. The patent, being broad, remained unclear about the ownership of the proceeds from the sale of the pigs by farmers. It did not mention the royalties involved when a food producer produces sausages (as an example) using those pigs which are bred using Monsanto’s process. This was a source of royalty for Monsanto. Monsanto wanted to cash in on the growing consumer demand for meat products globally and many activists question the ethics of Monsanto’s actions.

So live your life and don’t listen to the naysayers. Likewise, be diligent in protecting your rights and liberties.

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May 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

Posted in Media, Politics

Teaching People To Fish

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“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” Mahatma Gandhi

One of the stories regarding Jesus that always struck me as miraculous (as it does most people) is the feeding of thousands of people.

The First Miracle, “The Feeding of the 5,000” (Matthew 14:13–21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15.) is known as the miracle of the five loaves and two fish.

The second miracle, “The Feeding of the 4000” is reported by Mark 8:1-9 and Matthew 15:32-39 and is known as the miracle of the seven loaves and fishes.

Jesus said to his disciples:

“I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

His disciples answered:

“Where could we get enough bread in this remote place to feed such a crowd?”
“How many loaves do you have?” Jesus asked.
“Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.”

“Jesus told the crowd to sit down on the ground. Then he took the seven loaves and the fish, and when he had given thanks, he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and they in turn to the people. They all ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was four thousand, besides women and children. After Jesus had sent the crowd away, he got into the boat and went to the vicinity of Magadan.”

The spiritual interpretation of seven is that is God’s perfect plan.  Now we as modern people not having witnessed this event interpret it as being magical.  We also are under the impression that since Jesus is the son of God, of course he could just wave a magic wand and feed thousands of people whereas we have a hard time feeding ourselves.

But there is no mention of magic wands or motioning of the hands commanding fish to just appear onto the shore.  When I was a toddler, movies like Star Wars and Superman were in the theatres, The Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman were on TV. As I grew up in the church, my reference point for people in the Bible were literally the comic book characters and later on athletes.  Because I (and just about all of us) think of the Bible being akin to a comic book, we managed to convince ourselves at some point in our lives that “it can’t be done”.  But this perspective of Jesus and the other people mentioned was way off-base.  Jesus didn’t walk around with a magic wand or appear to be seven feet tall with super human strength.  IF this were the case, people would surely believe he was the messiah.  But this was an unbelieving generation.  In our times, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan and Peyton Manning would be what we expect in a messiah.  But Jesus was not this kind of messiah.

So how did Jesus feed thousands of people?  He had a skill: he knew how to fish and how to make bread.  He made a fishing net and started with two fish.  He had two loaves of bread and used these to demonstrate how bread was made.  Do you know how to make a fishing net or bread? Probably not! You just go to the grocery store.  Guess what? There weren’t grocery stores in those times.

Another problem in the time of Jesus was that when the harvest was plentiful, the people who arrived first tended to pick every fruit off the tree.  They would eat some of it, some of it goes bad and thus someone doesn’t eat at all.  The proper thing to do would be to only take what is needed and leave the rest for others to come pick.  Even today, this mentality persists.  Then there is the way food is made with all its additives, food coloring and processing. But you can do research on your own.

So now that you realize our problems can’t be solved via politics, learn to become self-sufficient and also learn to work with others.  You must get off your knees, stop worshiping idols and put your heart, mind, and spirit to use.  From there, results will flow outwards.

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January 29, 2011 at 1:37 pm

Posted in General, Politics