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Vic Biorseth, Saturday, August 27, 2011
This didn’t happen over-night. It took a lot of years for the Left to complete it’s long march through American and other Western institutions of learning and knowledge. But it is here. Perhaps you wonder what the hell I’m talking about.
Think about how it could have ever come to pass that a personage as famous and as trusted as Walter Cronkite might ever have stated openly, before the cameras, the opinion that American citizens should be willing to swallow the “bitter pill” of surrendering their own sovereignty, and nobody even noticed. No big deal. What does surrendering sovereignty mean? It means no longer being a nation, and no longer being ruled by ourselves, but by someone else. To be ruled by someone unnamed, and un-representative of us.
Think about how it could have ever come to pass that a personage as famous and as trusted as Walter Cronkite could publicly state that, if given the choice between betraying America and betraying a friend, that he would chose to betray his country, and nobody even noticed. No big deal. How could he possibly betray his own country and not betray all of his friends by that very act? Well, he could only do it if all of his friends were fellow traitors against their own country.
Look at the various links in the right column of this page, and see all the times I have ranted about our “News” as reported by professional journalists, most all of whom idolize Walter Cronkite and hold him up as the ultimate icon of their profession. He was, of course, a professional liar; he was paid by his employers to lie. He lied on a regular basis, before he cameras and the microphones, to audiences of millions, and he became rich and famous via the smooth execution of the professional lie.
I have known that the media had gone Left way back when Fidel Castro first announced he was a Marxist-Leninist, and the media still applauded him, and they still do. What does that tell you?
Professional racists like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their ilk, whose prosperity and careers depend upon the continuance and exaggeration of Marxist class warfare of a strictly racist nature, are not exposed by the media; quite the opposite. They are lauded as great leaders of the black community. Just when you think it couldn’t get any dumber than this, all you have to do is look a little more to your Left. Rosie O’Donnel, Code Pink, etc., support, help, and champion their own future murderers by supporting Islam in its intended destruction of Israel and the annihilation of the Jews. But, of course, the media doesn’t even notice.
Just about every big-name talking head and widely recognized journalist you ever heard of is a MEJTML14 , just like Walter Cronkite. They, and their bosses, have an ulterior motive. Following the lead of Karl Marx, they seek to modify society rather than just describe it.
Even the mildest, or perhaps the least guilty of today’s journalists who are supposed to be reporting the news will color it, to go along with bosses, peer consensus, advertisers and sponsors. Look at the HIV=AIDS=DEATH hoax, for instance – not one of them will ever investigate it. Even if any of them even mention the hoax of anthropomorphic global warming, it will be a soft mention, and followed by a “still a controversial topic” closing remark.
They will not investigate controversy; they do not seek the truth.
They are, in short, a disgrace to their once honorable profession. I pray that the new Glenn Beck initiative at GBTV.COM will really take off, and that it may be the beginning of a new era of subscription TV over the internet. Go there, register, and begin watching TV on your computer, IPad or whatever; turn off the crap and watch the real deal, with no advertising.
Go through the articles in the right column, and tell me something good about the members of our SLIMC1 , if you can.
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Date: Sun Aug 28 11:20:00 2011
From: Immaculate Missionary
Location: La Crosse, WI
I've only recently discovered this fascinating web site, and am quite excited by the general concept, as described on the home page. I confess to having sympathy for the sentiments expressed here, but for this reason I am writing, to admonish myself as well as others who are tempted to direct intense emotion into “ranting.” I think some things said here might be expressed more prudently, with greater diplomacy, to thus achieve greater effect. That would be the pragmatic reason on the political level for such an admonishment, but more importantly is a spiritual reason: let us remember that Our Lord said, “You must be as cautious as snakes and as gentle as doves,” (Mt. 10:16) when dealing with the pack of wolves that oppress the faithful and the order of justice.
The battle which the author engages must certainly be fought, but the tactics and strategy to implement, I would argue, are those of Our Blessed Lady, who Scripture tells us will crush the head of the ancient Serpent (Gen. 3:15), and who has Herself promised that Her Immaculate Heart will triumph (message of Fatima). We must be formed as spiritual warriors in Her training camp, in Her spirituality, by learning to imitate Her virtues, among which are humility and sweetness. Remember, the Lord also said: "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes.” (Mt 11:25, Lk 10:21) I propose that to win the battle for the culture, which is truly a spiritual battle, we must adopt Christ’s and Our Blessed Lady’s spirituality, and become like "babes." Jesus told us: “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” (Mt. 11:29). All this is to suggest a correction of the tone in which many of t he truths in this site in this site are expressed—a tone of righteous indignation, and even disdainful anger and contempt—that in the end might short-circuit the good that the author is seeking to realize. We must avoid the possibility of offending God, which we might do if we linger on the border of sinful pride, or destructive passion, by indulging in righteous indignation at what others do when we ourselves are sinners, or by presuming that we would be doing a much better job of things if we were in charge of the show.
One weakness of the American mentality (a mentality which has produced in many respects a great nation, but which is now sinking tragically under the weight of corruption and spiritual lethargy) a weakness of that mentality is the tendency toward activism, the idea that everything can be resolved politically. I wish it were so, because we should then be able, through the kind of action proposed by this web site, to turn things around by getting ourselves politically organized to effectively oppose the ruling-elite. (And we should get ourselves organized to oppose all that is unjust and immoral in our society, and erect a moral and honest, God-fearing society, and restore American and the West to its Christian Tradition!) But the point is that political action is not enough. As it is, there are lots of politicians on both sides or on the many different sides of any given issue, and yet the deplorable mess we’re in continues. Many politicians have promised to do something about the criminal “law” legalizing abortion, but our nation is still exporting abortion world-wide and pressuring resisting nations to capitulate (the Philippines, for instance). So, yes, I would say we should continue to organize and work on the political level, but that such efforts can only be secondary to the spiritual effort to become perfect ourselves in the sight of God. Let us not forget Who is really in charge! Obama, Clinton, Reagan, whoever is sitting in the Oval Office is there only because God has permitted it. God will not violate the liberty He has given us, but neither will He tolerate our abusing it indefinitely. What really must happen, if we wish to counteract the accelerating slide toward disorder, chaos, and war, is a wide-scale conversion of heart. This begins with us. Through our personal sanctity we will effectively draw others to the truth—the example we give to others, not the brilliant arguments we formulate—will change hearts (through the grace of God, which we may obtain for others through our fidelity to God’s will and our acceptance of the cross). For this reason we must turn to Our Blessed Lady, Mediatrix of All Graces. Only a Mother, the Mother of the entire human family, can pull us together at this point. Left to our own devices, we’ll tear ourselves apart at the seams. So, I would urge that the righteous indignation, however justified it may be, be tempered with much prayer and humility, placing all our hope and trust in God, through the intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and that we proceed with the critically-thought out political action and cultural warfare in the peace and serenity of Christ, the Victor.
I am all for intelligently addressing the real problems and injustices being heaped upon us by the wicked and treacherous who sit in high places, but let us not allow them to disturb our spirit! By practicing sovereignty over our own passions, we may work effectively to reclaim the sovereignty of our nation. Otherwise, I’m afraid we ultimately will end up playing into their hands, while the Enemy of our soul rears back in his putrid throne, convulsing with laughter. May Our Blessed Lady keep us, protect us, and deliver us from sin and evil, while She crushes the head of the Enemy. Peace in Jesus and Mary.
P. S. I think the "Professional Liars of Journalism" should include citations and direct quotations (perhaps links to the actual footage) to substantiate the accusations against Mr. Cronkite. Did he really say and do these things? I am aware of the dishonesty of the liberal, Masonic media, but journalistic dishonesty must be countered with journalistic integrity, which includes giving solid documentation.
P. P. S. Please don't take this as discouragement--I think what has been done in this site is quite beneficial in terms of educating others to a marginalized point of view, one that aims to give a Catholic interpretation to current affairs: that is definitely to be applauded. Just that, if we are representing Catholicism, we must remember that the aim is the greatest glory of God and Our Lord Jesus Christ, and the salvation of ALL souls. Thus, let fraternal charity be the spirit in which we utter the Truth (Caritas in Veritate). Onward Christian soldiers!
Date: Sun Aug 28 13:29:53 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Just got back from Sunday Mass and dinner, and found this real gem of a comment. Thank you so much for this wonderful and thought provoking submission; I think it could have been written by my Pastor. He has often taken me to task for “going too far” in my charges, and has played the Devil’s Advocate and argued to test my charges, or my attitude, or my choice of language. These have been among the most spirited, testing and thoroughly enjoyable discussions I have ever had.
Everything I say here is backed up by volumes of quotations, and most of them can be found in the articles that are linked in the right hand column of this very WebPage. I have been keeping track for years and years, beginning seriously during the Vietnam War. Cronkite is also quoted a few times in the Anti-American Quotes WebPage, and probably in some other pages in this site that I don’t even remember.
I was on the ground in Vietnam; I saw what was actually happening, and I had access to what was being reported. Even after I came home from the war, I kept careful track of what various military units were doing what, and how it was being reported in the news. I began chronicling the lies in a book, which never got published, and which eventually morphed into this WebSite.
As it was reported in Vietnam, so it was reported on nearly every topic you can think to look at. American industry is typically demonized – the auto industry is a good example – as an uncaring, bourgeois and Capitalistic monster that exploits it’s workers and even kills, or at least does not prevent the death and injury of its own customers, in the name of evil profit. Profit is always evil in the eyes of the media.
The bottom line here is that I am a grunt, and not a diplomat. There is a huge difference. When the grunts are sent in, that is usually the signal that diplomacy has failed, in a most catastrophic way. It is too late for diplomacy. America is not on a slippery slope any more. We are almost over the precipice. At this critical historical moment, the only thing short of open warfare that can bring us back to common sense and common decency involves politics. America will either stay intact long enough for the 2012 election, and the election will go as they always have, and we will have another peaceful transition of administrations, or, America will go under as a recognized or recognizable USA.
God is the author of liberty, as you have indicated. If God is the author, who would dare to deny liberty? Marxists. In the name of egalitarianism, Marxists would deny individual liberty in favor of the collectivization of humanity and of property, and of theoretically equal redistribution of stuff. And Islam. Islam is not merely a religion, but it is first and foremost an aggressive and invasive theocracy that seeks to impose itself, by force if necessary, over all other religions and over all other forms of civil government.
I submit that liberty is the absolute requirement of salvation. The Gospel is preached to a man; he then must be free to choose to accept it, or to reject it. That is individual liberty. Both Marxism and Islam would deny that individual liberty. There is no God, says the Marxist. Convert, submit to Islamic law and pay the special tax, or die, says the Moslem.
If liberty dies here in America, where else in the world will it be found?
It is my lot to attack. Soon, when I get time, I will do another page on the “thirds” that we always seem to be divided into: those who embrace God, those who embrace “the world” and those who are always indifferent; usually distracted by entertainment or sports or hobbies or studies, and who don’t pay much attention.
Moses didn’t even get down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments before the worldly third was already worshipping a golden calf. In our own Revolution, one third wanted freedom, one third were loyal to the crown, and one third just stood around waiting for the dust to settle.
Today, the Tea Party awakening has thoroughly aroused the Godly third, shook up the middle third, and even taken in some of the worldly third. But anything can happen between now and November 2012. The Marxists will always, always have a solid, committed number they can count on, and, of course, Marxists are un-Godly and dishonest. Again, anything can happen.
I pray regularly, but probably not as well as you. America needs prayer and action; I am just more of an action kind of guy. I am going after the enemy, and when I go after the enemy I go for the throat with no holds barred. If a journalist is evil, he needs to be identified as evil. If he is weak in his ability to seek the truth, then maybe what he needs is a good smack in the face, rhetorically speaking.
You are quite correct in all that you say; but I cannot tone it down or lighten up on the real enemy here. It is a time for dividing. I offer peace to all upon whom His favor rests, but not to everyone.
P.S.: Re your reference to Our Lady and the serpent in Genesis:
”I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between her seed and your seed; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel” – Gen 3:15
The little statue of Our Lady standing next to my computer shows her standing on the serpent, as also another icon downstairs. I still always think of Our Lady herself winning this contest, but it is her Son, Our Lord, Who will prevail in the end. God bless.
Date: Thu Sep 01 21:23:24 2011
Location: Hot Springs, AR
I think you have gone over the top in labeling practically all journalists professional liars. Even calling them professional implies some great, dark conspiracy. That some have lied may be true, and that some have not properly investigated what they have reported may be true, but to paint them all as professional liars is way overboard.
Date: Fri Sep 02 06:25:41 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
I disagree. Any of the articles in the right column of this page may be used to prove my point. Let’s just take the Vietnam War article as an example, and a couple of the lies reported as news. “Charlie decides who lives and who dies on Khe Sanh.” That sentence, occasionally slightly reworded, is a lie; a flagrant and categorical lie. You in all likelihood cannot name one single big-time TV talking-head news reporter who didn’t broadcast that lie, repeatedly. You in all likelihood cannot name a single print journalist who didn’t publish that lie, repeatedly. They all were paid to broadcast and publish that flagrant categorical lie and that makes them professional liars.
“In the past, body-count figures supplied by American military have proved to be highly questionable.” That sentence, occasionally slightly reworded, is a lie; a flagrant and categorical lie. You in all likelihood cannot name one single big-shot TV talking-head news reporter who didn’t broadcast that lie. You in all likelihood cannot name one single print journalist who didn’t publish that lie. They were all paid to broadcast and publish that flagrant categorical lie, and that makes them professional liars.
Not one of them bothered to objectively investigate the veracity of what they were reporting. Not one. They just reported it, for money.
Date: Fri Jun 08 01:51:04 2012
Vic, you just stated that you would attack those who were weak at seeking the truth. Just as you point out that humans in society are susceptible to being misled by media types with hidden agendas, is it possible that it is you that have been mislead. Please continue to read this I am not falling outside your guidelines of criticism. I have always been a skeptic. History is littered with humans who truly believed in something which turned out to be fallible. Watch footage from history of Nazis marching down the street. Or Japanese soldiers diving planes into cruise ships. We are all capable of being convinced of something that is to the detriment of the population. I’m sure you’re thinking "not us Catholics". Just as the Nazis, scientologists, Muslims and Mormons would have said the same thing.
Date: Fir Jun 08 05:47:41 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
I do not attack those who are weak at seeking the truth; I might treat them with sympathy or contempt, but I largely ignore them. The ones I attack are the champions of untruth.
Critical Thinking is required here. We are called to criticism, not to blind acceptance. You are correct in what you have interpreted from some of the most ghastly social errors in history. But if you think I have fallen victim to my own warnings, perhaps you haven’t read the Refuting Perverted Catholicism page yet, and all the links in the right column of that page.
Proper life-guidance by unshakable Catholic faith should be a significant help in avoiding the untruth that leads to social catastrophe. We have two thousand years supporting the three pillars of faith: Church, Tradition and Scripture, to keep us on the right path, if we pay proper attention to First Things and do not allow ourselves to be distracted from them.
When you said “cruise ships” did you mean “Cruisers”?
Date: Wed Aug 29 04:58:12 2012
Did you hear Rush talk about network weathermen possibly reporting the path of hurricane Isaac incorrectly to adversely affect the Republican convention in Tampa? They postponed opening by a day, and the models showed Isaac would miss Tampa more than a day before the weathermen declared it would miss Tampa. Do you agree with Rush and include weather forecasters part of this great conspiracy you’re talking about?
Date: Wed Aug 29 07:19:42 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Obviously, that could never be proved; however, I believe Rush was not being extreme. He’s a pilot, and he pays more attention to weather than most of us, and I think he probably is fairly expert as an amateur meteorologist. Here’s what I wrote about the corruption in that area of network news a long time ago in the Eco-Nazi Movement page:
”Sometimes, here in America, particularly among Democrats, it gets even dumber than that. Before leaving for the Kyoto UN Conference on Global Warming, then-President Billary Clinton and Cap'n Planet Algore invited some hundred or so local TV Weather Forecasters into the White House, and actively recruited them into the Eco-Nazi fold, as public predictors of Global Warming Doom. And so the very last part of the media that you thought you could depend upon for straight-forward, objective reporting - the local weather forecast - was openly and actively politicized for the advancement of the Eco-Nazi movement. The proselytizing rhetoric was masterful. The captive-audience of local TV Meteorologists were first flattered and built up to hero level, and then told that they personally would, in the future, have a tremendous effect, perhaps a globe-saving effect, on the future of all mankind and life on Earth, merely by the way they broadcast the weather. Which meant, of course, to stop being so purely objective. Meteorologists, who faced difficulty predicting the weather ten days out in advance were asked to begin predicting climate, in a global-warming sort of way, ten years out into the future. Isn't that nice? It was all for the good of the Earth, and, of course, the ends justify the means, right?”
This was way back when Billary was President and Capn’ Planet Algore was Vice President. It can only have gotten worse since then.
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He who is indifferent to politics has already forfeited his liberty.
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broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there are who go in
thereat. How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life:
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The Purpose of this grouping of links is to provide a record of Mainstream Media lies, liars and how journalists are trained and paid by their employers to lie.
The Mainstream Media Pages
Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, every big name news anchor and reporter in American journalism lied, big, bold and proud, in full support of the Communist cause against America, all throughout the entire Vietnam War, and it has only gotten worse since then.
The Mainstream Media Pages: Soft Marxist Propaganda disguised as News. The Mainstream Media Pages show the linkage between Journalism, Politics and Marxism.
World War III is beginning, and the Big News is the "News"? The world is tumbling into global war, but Journalism is all atwitter about Brian Williams. Go figure.
The field of Journalism is infested with Professional Liars. Professional Liars predominate in the loftier positions of mainstream media.
How Cronkite and the SLIMC lost the Vietnam War for America. With the whole SLIMC overwhelmingly Marxist, the Reds couldn't possibly lose politically and publicly that which they couldn't possibly win militarily in the Vietnam war.
Old Traitors Never Die; They Don't Even Fade Away . . . Cronkite returns, to compare the new Iraq situation to his personal greatest achievement: the loss of the Vietnam War. Perhaps it's wishful thinking on his part.
Regarding the SLIMC Vs. the Truth Regarding the SLIMC (Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex) and its treatment of the Truth
A closer look at the "Bush lied people died" Leftie flagrant categorical lie. If it is true that "Bush Lied, people died" then how does it follow that the UN, and all those countries, and all those Democrats, all said what Bush said, long before he ever said it?
Mainstream Media Lies and Liars just keep foaming up and building pressure. If you want to look at some really fascinating current socio-political phenomena, look at the current build-up of mainstream media lies and liars.
Right and Wrong, and what happens when we no longer recognize it. The difference between Right and Wrong is fixed forever; or, is it?
The Leftie-Liberal Beat Goes On: More anti-American lies reported as "News". The Democratic Party's yellow-bellied cut-and-runners would have you believe that United States Marines are wanton murderers of civilians.
Tet Lie Redux? "Cloning" the massive media lie about Vietnam's Tet Offensive. Tet Lie Redux: An epic, lopsided, monumental military victory was turned into a political defeat by our media's flagrant lies during the Vietnam War. Now, they're doing it again, this time in Iraq.
"The History Channel" repeats the flagrant categorical lies regarding Pius XII. Ho hum, heavy sigh, and here we go again. Once again, we see show-biz "Historians" bypassing actual historical documents in favor of purely anti-Catholic show-biz fictional works, for fun and profit.
What is, and why, this linkage between Fox News and the Playboy Empire? Should prominent men in the public eye work to strengthen our common Western moral ethos, or promote the new and more random, directionless, relativistic moral standard?
Of Illegal Aliens Vs the Berlin Wall, and Sovereignty Vs the Global Village. Marxism - or, if you will, Social Darwinism - presents the notion of Social Evolution, and predicts a final end of national sovereignty, & a perfect, government-less, Global Village; Heaven on Earth.
The greatest tool of the Leftist MSM is the tightly-controlled "opinion poll." Leftist "Spin" is glaringly obvious in mainstream news reporting today. But that Spin is greatly magnified and enhanced through the use of the carefully crafted public opinion poll.
On Evil and Nonsense: Look closely at Nonsense, and find Evil at its root. Evil and Nonsense: deny evil and you deny right vs. wrong; which is to deny common sense, which is to invoke nonsense.
Three Fatal Oversights of the Top Conservative Cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
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