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I spent the first years of the '60s in the US Army's Second Armored Cavalry Regiment stationed in West Germany, and I can testify to the fact that, in all the time I was there, not one single person ever tried to break into East Germany, or Czechoslovakia, or any other Communist country behind the Iron Curtain. It was quite the other way round. Indeed, many were shot and killed trying to get out of those countries. They all thought the risk was worth it.
It was a good time for an American soldier to wear the uniform out on the German strasse. Frequently, some German citizen I didn't even know would pay for my beer, or quietly call my waiter over and pay for my meal in a restaurant. Young people in particular would seek us out to talk of things American, and geo-political, and the future.
Times have changed.
It was much the same with Cuba, and still is. You never even once heard of anybody trying to float from Florida to Cuba on an old inner tube or cobbled-together raft of any kind. Just as it was in Germany, it's always the other way round; people want to get out of Cuba, not into it. And, there are sharks out there, and the awesome, unpredictable power of the sea. All those refugees thought it was worth the risk.So, now we are under threat from a foreign source that despises us as The Great Satan and seeks to kill just as many of us as it can. This threat has proven itself, multiple times, and yet it is still denied by many, including many of those whose lives are at stake. And, efforts that many of us would deem to be insignificant which are aimed at gaining some modicum of control over our own super-porous international borders, and slowing down the thousands of illegal crossings every day, are "news" reported by the SLIMC1 as being a new version of The Berlin Wall. As if anyone was being shot by anyone. And, as if droves of Americans were risking their very lives by illegally crossing into Mexico to find work, or better opportunities for themselves, or whatever.
These people are dumber than doorknobs. It is of more than passing interest to me that so many of my foreign e-mailers seem to know so much more about America than many of my American e-mailers. And this is especially true of those from oriental lands. Perhaps they are not as steeped in the predominantly Marxist - Darwinian theoretical process in which all existing social orders, are predicted to "evolve" into one, perfect, utopian, Global Village. This notion seems to have found more fertile ground among the Leftists in America and Europe; it makes its most important, quiet strides in the West, and it does well, so long as it isn't talked about and/or examined too much.
So let's talk about it. This notion of a social, societal, economic, ecological, borderless, sovereign-nation-less, Global Village toward which we are theoretically and automatically, and of course naturally moving - where did it come from?From many little minds that hoped, together, to be somehow greater than the sum of them all. From the UN to Gorbachev to Gore to the Clintons to the whole list of the Left in America and Europe, to the SLIMC1 and to all of TTRSTF4 with an Eco-Nazi leaning. If you haven't picked up on it yet, let me clue you in: it's the new, quieter, gentler form of Communism.
It's the back-of-the-mind expectation that these things will eventually occur that leads some of you to question a "wall" across the Mexican-American border. The unspoken, perhaps even subconscious thought that, eventually, all international borders will just naturally go poof and disappear, that inspires thoughts that, if we build a wall today, some day we will have to tear it down. Double expense; waste of money, both times. Right?
Wrong. First of all, it could not be a Berlin Wall intended to keep people in; nor could it be a wall intended to keep people out. Lots and lots of Mexicans and lots and lots of Americans cross that border, both ways, every single day - legally. A security wall is not going to change that. That means it will be a wall that has lots of gates, through which people go, legally, and above-board, just as they do right now. Why would we ever have to tear down a wall with lots of legal doors in it? Are we planning some kind of national merger with the sovereign nation of Mexico? I haven't heard one Leftist illegal alien champion put that recommendation forward, yet. If that's what it's really about, then let's get it out in the open and discuss it. Even if that unlikely prospect came to pass, so what? If you have a fence around your back yard, it probably has a gate, and you are unlikely to expect or desire for your neighbors to constantly climb over your fence rather than just using the gate, no matter how welcome they are to entering your back yard.
As two of you pointed out, we are currently involved, right this minute, in an information "Global Village" of sorts. As I type these words, I have no idea who will read them, or where any reader might be located in the world. I love the idea that we can exchange thoughts and communications all across the globe, instantly. But really, that's just you and me talking, wherever we each might be. The Internet has had a remarkable affect on business, too, in that once small, local markets have become global ones practically overnight. That has its good points and bad points, but mainly, free business (enterprise) still acts as a great equalizer in the long run. It opens whole new layers of competition for products and services and human resources and wages and prices and ways of doing things.
But the notion of national sovereignty is an entirely different issue. No matter how much the UN and France and Gorbachev and Gore and Hillary and Billary and all other Lefties everywhere hate the idea, the Constitution of the United States of America was written exclusively for the United States of America, and American citizens should be extremely wary of any foreign authority not subject to our Constitution and not in any way representative of any of us, being somehow super-imposed over us.
The UN is a foreign power, and so is that weird, self-appointed International Court in Belgium. Nobody anywhere ever voted for any of them; they are legally representative of no one; they are accountable to no authority anywhere, least of all to any ordinary citizens anywhere. They, quite simply, assume power. Which is why all the Lefties love the UN and the International Court so much, and seek to grant them even more power and authority.
But we still live in accordance with Lincoln's words describing a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Woe be unto the theoretically representative politicians and pundits who let this blessing just slip away, and be replaced, by default, while America's Sovereign Citizens were not aware or even paying attention.
The whole world has long recognized ancient, established International Law regarding such things as Piracy on the high seas, and Pirates may expect to be pursued even into countries. But the Belgian Court is getting as ridiculous as the UN is getting irrelevant. The UN is about as ineffectual and irrelevant a player on the World Stage as is France; it's riddled with corruption, seats terrorists on the Security Council, and - in a nutshell, has long outlived its usefulness. There once was a point to the UN, as there was to the League of Nations; that time has passed. All they do these days is send rapists and looters to lands in need of "peace keepers," and they fail at every single thing they set out to accomplish. Except to enrich themselves at our expense. The only question in my mind is why we just keep paying the bill.
I submit that there exists about as much empirical evidence that social orders evolve into different things as there is that animals do. Which is to say, there is absolutely no scientific evidence supporting the theory. Communism came about in Russia not by evolution, but by violent revolution. In fact, if you study the history of it, it was more of a coup than a revolution; the vast majority of the people didn't have the slightest clue what was going on until it was all over, and there were never more than about 15,000 committed Reds that did all the heavy lifting. And Capitalism was no stepping stone there; Russia never experienced Capitalism. They went straight from an absolute monarchy and a rigid class system into a pure Socialist dictatorship.
Here in America, we got to where we are, again, not by any evolution, but by a violent revolution. Lots of Leftie-teachers today don't know that. But it happened, nevertheless. It started on July 4, 1776, and it was a pretty big deal at the time; it was even in all the papers.
Social Orders are, precisely, what men make them. America today is what we make it, today. Pay attention to what's going on all around you. Lots of good American blood has been shed to get us to up this point, and right now, out there somewhere, there's a young American in harm's way, who's ass is on the line, for you and for me, and for Old Glory. For an idea. No matter how the Left trivializes or demonizes it, sovereignty is a good thing. Especially when that sovereignty is centered on the ordinary citizen.
Those are my thoughts today. What are yours?
God bless our Troops, and may God bless America; may she always be the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
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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.
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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
"It is not lawful to take the things of others to give to the poor. It is a sin worthy of punishment, not an act deserving a reward, to give away what belongs to others."--St. Francis of Assisi
Truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.—Winston Churchill
The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.—Ayn Rand
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