Archive for May, 2014

And You Thought It Couldn’t Happen Again!
HOLOCAUST TWO?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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Have they begun stringing barbed wire again?  Have they set-up new ovens again?  How about those showers, are they getting them operational again? Are they stock-piling Zyklon B gas already?

Sadly, many Americans reading the paragraph above have no idea what the heck I’m muttering about.

“The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. “Holocaust” is a word of Greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis, who came to power in Germany in January 1933, believed that Germans were “racially superior” and that the Jews, deemed “inferior,” were an alien threat to the so-called German racial community.”  — SOURCE: http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005143 

Here’s more:  “In 1933, the Jewish population of Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the “Final Solution,” the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe. Although Jews, whom the Nazis deemed a priority danger to Germany, were the primary victims of Nazi racism, other victims included some 200,000 Roma (Gypsies). At least 200,000 mentally or physically disabled patients, mainly Germans, living in institutional settings, were murdered in the so-called Euthanasia Program.”  –SOURCE:  http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005143
(We urge you to read this entire article and then do some research of your own.  If your knowledge of the Holocaust is sketchy, at best, then now would be an excellent time to educate yourself on what happened, and why it happened, and how WE allowed it to happen, and why it appears we have come full circle and are now on the cusp of allowing it to happen again.)

This is important — because we are seeing the early elements of another Holocaust coming together in Europe today.

Consider this:  “Odessa’s Jews are prepared to evacuate should the violence in the western Ukrainian city get significantly worse, several community leaders told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

Odessa’s Jewish community numbers some 30,000, down from nearly 40 percent of the city’s population before the Holocaust.
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While Jewish community leaders are unanimous in asserting that the violence is unconnected to the Jewish community and that they do not feel specially targeted, they agreed that, should the situation deteriorate, it would be easy for the spillover to affect their constituents.
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The Jewish community, together with the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, has prepared a fleet of 70 buses, fueled and ready to go, “if, God forbid, we have to evacuate” the community’s children and any adults who want to leave, he said.” — SOURCE:  http://www.jpost.com/International/Odessa-Jewish-community-mulls-emergency-evacuation-351334

THIS is the way it begins.

This is one of those times when I hope those little alarm bells, way back in my mind somewhere, are wrong.

Even after the Second World War and the Nazi directed Holocaust of the Jews, even after the international embarrassment of those countries taking any part in the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, the intense dislike for and prejudice against (Allow me to add “HATRED” for) Jewish people still runs rampant in Europe.

What about Jews in the Ukraine?  “The most notorious massacre of Jews in Ukraine was at the Babi Yar ravine outside Kiev, where 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation on September 29–30, 1941.” — SOURCE:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_in_Ukraine 

How bad could it have been?  Read the words of this truck driver who witnessed the whole thing.

“On the Monday, the Jews of Kiev gathered by the cemetery, expecting to be loaded onto trains. The crowd was large enough that most of the men, women, and children could not have known what was happening until it was too late: by the time they heard the machine-gun fire, there was no chance to escape. All were driven down a corridor of soldiers, in groups of ten, and then shot. A truck driver described the scene: “One after the other, they had to remove their luggage, then their coats, shoes, and overgarments and also underwear … Once undressed, they were led into the ravine which was about 150 meters long and 30 meters wide and a good 15 meters deep … When they reached the bottom of the ravine they were seized by members of the Schutzmannschaft and made to lie down on top of Jews who had already been shot … The corpses were literally in layers. A police marksman came along and shot each Jew in the neck with a submachine gun … I saw these marksmen stand on layers of corpses and shoot one after the other … The marksman would walk across the bodies of the executed Jews to the next Jew, who had meanwhile lain down, and shoot him.”  — SOURCE:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Holocaust_in_Ukraine

“Ukrainians collaborated with the German occupiers in various ways including: participating in the local administration, in German-supervised auxiliary police, Schutzmannschaft, in the German military, and serving as concentration camp guards. Nationalists in the west of Ukraine were among the most enthusiastic, hoping that their efforts would enable them to establish independent state later on.”  — SOURCE:  https://en.wikipedia.or

/wiki/Ukrainian_collaborationism_with_the_Axis_powers

Yes, the Jews in Ukraine have good reason to be afraid. 

Consider this:  “Sam Pivnik, 86, was only 14 when his family were rounded up in Bedzin, western Poland, and sent to the death camp at Auschwitz.
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Mr Pivnik, who now lives in Golders Green, north London, said he was not surprised by the literature’s anti-Semitism.
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Just last month Mr. Pivnik told the Daily and Sunday Express of London:  “Jews have no place in Ukraine, because nothing has changed,” he said last night, “and as long as Jews remain there, nothing will change. They had no business staying in that country after the atrocities of 1939-1945.

“There is no point in staying there waiting for trouble, in the hope that the world Jewry can save them. Even Germany is doing everything it can to tackle anti-Semitism and is better than Ukraine. Jews in the Ukraine should leave.” — SOURCE:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/471422/Jews-urged-to-flee-Ukraine-by-Holocaust-survivor

You may recall there were pamphlets and posters, distributed in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, just a few days ago, demanding that the Jewish population register, pay a new tax — or leave.

Those pamphlets and posters are a terrifying echo of the anti-Jewish atrocities carried out by Ukrainians under Nazi occupation during the Second World War.  THAT’S what sent the alarm bells clanging in the dusty recesses of my mind.  Apparently, the alarm was heard by many more around the globe, too.

I’m told that as new recruits of the Israeli Defense Forces double-time up the mountain of Masada, as a part of their training, they chant:  “Never again,” “Never again,” over and over and over.  They are pledging that what happened to their people in the Holocaust (and other atrocities since) shall never be permitted to happen again.

Today, Israel is a state with a military that ranks right up there with the world’s best warriors.  It has an intelligence service which puts the US intelligence services to shame, and even more important it has fearless leadership with a former officer of Israel’s Special Forces serving as Prime Minister.

I cannot visualize Israel allowing a second Holocaust to occur without utilizing their military muscle to intervene.   And that scenario brings us back to the initiation point for a Third World War.

Look, Americans are tired of war.  We are especially tired of getting involved in other people’s wars.

America currently has no military leadership at the Commander-in-Chief level.  NONE! 

The political party now in charge of America’s government has no idea what military power is for, nor how to apply it.  They have such naive ideas as the responsibility to protect any peoples on the globe who cannot protect themselves.  Sounds good in Sunday School, and even on paper — but — in the real world it will break a country financially, and sap its morale and its military — all in short order.

No.  Americans don’t want another war — at the moment.  But — we don’t want another Holocaust, either, and we’ll do whatever is necessary to see that it does not occur.

J. D. Longstreet

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We Are All Entitled To Privacy
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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J. D. Longstreet -- 5-28-2013 -# 1 NARROWI’ve taken a few days before broaching this subject.  If I have learned anything over the years about the MsM (Mainstream Media), it is that they tend to act as lemmings when they sense a sensational story and then they switch from lemmings to sharks in a feeding frenzy when they draw blood. It really makes no difference whose blood it is, either.

Now, I realize it is not the way of the world in 2014 to actually take a few days to annylize a situation before shooting off one’s mouth.   Today, that is considered a timid approach to commenting on current events.

Well, be that as it may, I STILL like to turn things inside out and try and learn what actually happened before I make a comment. 

For instance:  Mr. Sterling, of NBA basketball fame,  is being accused of being a racist.   He may be.  I don’t know.

Look, so far as I can remember, I have never heard Mr. Sterling’s name mentioned in a conversation that held any interest for me … ever. I tend to dismiss people, places, and things from my memory — if I deem them unimportant. 

I don’t follow professional basketball — at all. It doesn’t strike me as a game or contest.  In my estimation it is more an exhibition than a contest.  It holds absolutely no interest for me, ranking right up there with soccer, which I still hold is an un-American game and ought not be played inside the borders of the US. 

So, until the recent brush fire over something Mr. Sterling said erupted into my TV news programming, I was oblivious to the man and quite happy being so.

Having said all the above, it seems to me we are missing the most important story in all the hoopla: 

Mr. Sterling’s right to privacy.


Apparently, Mr. Sterling’s right to privacy (judging from reports on the news) has been violated — BIG TIME.

Consider this:  “You can hate Sterling’s remarks and still be alarmed at the reaction.

The 80-year old sports team owner was expressing his sentiments in conversation with his mixed-race, Latina-black mistress while in the privacy of his own car. He expressed his dissatisfaction with seeing his girlfriend attending Clipper games with her black friends, in particular Magic Johnson. It was a private conversation, if such an arrangement is still allowed in our post-constitutional society, one that is rapidly veering toward total thought control.” 
— SOURCE:  http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/donald-sterling-and-v-stiviano-what-the-hell-ever-happened-to-private-conversations-and-other-musings-16496/#CoBswrR4Wssc8bMj.99

What we have here is — political correctness on steroids.  

Now, some of you readers  will not take kindly to what I’m about to say, but — I don’t give a whit what Mr. Sterling said, one way or the other.  See, it was a PRIVATE conversation, or, at least, BELIEVED to be so by him — and — what he said, or did not say, is none of my business — and none of your business.

If I were Mr. Sterling I would have investigators digging to learn who made the now infamous recording (If he doesn’t already know.) and even more important, WHY did they make it?  What ELSE is going on here?  Anything? Nothing?  I haven’t a clue — and I am perfectly happy with that.

Every day the US is looking more and more like Nazi Germany of the 1930’s and the old Soviet Union.  In both those countries it was not enough that the government was spying on its citizens, but they openly encouraged and, in some cases, rewarded citizens to spy upon their very own family members and neighbors.

We have now arrived at that next step in the formulation of the American Police State.  Have you noticed the signs:  “If you see something, say something?”  Maybe they ought to read — “If you can record something in private, then do so.”  Heck, practically everything we do, 24/7/365, is monitored and recorded for a potential witness against us whenever the government decides to bring the hammer down. 

Individual freedom and individual liberty is all but gone in America.   The Marxists controlling the US government will not be satisfied until they have a citizenry resembling, little cookie cutter commies marching in step to their orders.  We get ever closer to that scene from Hell every day.

I hold that the right to privacy is a “right” granted by God — and it is inherent.  Privacy is an essential constituent or characteristic of who we are as human beings.  It is what we Southerners like to refer to as “the right to be let alone.”  In Dixie, stated simply, it is thus made clear:  “You stay the hell out of my business, and I’ll stay the hell out of yours.”  When you begin to meddle in MY affairs it clearly means you are looking for trouble and, as the scriptures say: “Seek and ye shall find!”

It would appear from what little we know of the circumstances surrounding the event, Mr. Sterling was ambushed.   Otherwise, it seems to me, he would have to have authorized the taping of his tirade.  That seems most unlikely considering the content of the tirade.

Look.  I don’t care, one whit, how Mr. Sterling feels about black people, or white people, for that matter.  I just don’t care.  That’s between him and his god and Mr. Sterling, not I, will  have to work it out with the deity of his choice. Judging from his reported age, he needs to work it out fairly quickly, though.

There was a time, in the not too distant past, in America when everyone was entitled to his or her own opinion.  That time is now past.  Now, your opinion must conform to the dogma of the political Left.   If it doesn’t you are ostracized and often destroyed.  This is a perfect mirror reflection of the Bolsheviks, a  Russian left-wing majority group that followed Lenin and eventually became the Russian Communist Party that took over Russia and turned it into the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which became a boil on the backside of the entire world.

The American Left and the Russian Communist Left are cut from the exact same bolt of cloth.

THAT’s what I see on display here.

And PLEASE — don’t try to tell me America is a racist country today.  I grew up in a racist country.  I drank from “Whites only” water fountains. I went to doctor’s with “whites only” waiting rooms and black waiting rooms. (Notice I didn’t say “blacks only” waiting rooms.  See, when the white’s waiting room filled, the whites automatically moved into the black’s waiting room and the blacks wound up out in the hallway, sometimes sitting on the floor in the hallway).

I ate at restaurants where blacks had to eat outside and were served through little windows much like drive-thru windows work today… but you walked up to them, you did not drive.   I rode on buses where blacks had to to sit on the back seat, if they were allowed on the bus at all.  I went to the movies where blacks were relegated to the back of the balcony section, and on Sundays, I attended church where not a single black face shone from the sea of white parishioners piously facing the white pastor.

Compare those days to these — where none of that is happening — plus, the President is a black man, the nation’s Attorney General is a black man, a Supreme Court Justice is a black man, and one of the US Senators from my home State of South Carolina, no less,  is a black man — and the list goes on.

Is there racism in America.  Yes!  And there always will be.  We come wired that way.  It is a defense mechanism Mother Nature endowed us with to suspect anything, and anybody, not like ourselves.  Some of us learn to overcome it while, conversely,  some learn how to use it to profit obscenely from it.  And then there are those who learn to use it to excuse their own laziness and salve their own conscience when cashing those government checks every month.  To each his own.

But there is something different with the Sterling story.  I can’t put my finger on it, but something just doesn’t add up.  This old news hound’s ears are pricked-up and my hackles are up and trembling.  But, hey, I’m retired now!

Yeah, RIGHT!

J. D. Longstreet
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Depends on When You Were Born

By Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba # 4“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” ~ Ronald Reagan

 

My Father was born in 1901 and was too young for World War One and too old to serve in World War Two. A gentle, quiet man, he would have been a terrible soldier. My older brother, however, was inducted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean conflict. In the 1960s I served during a period of peace despite Cold War tensions.

 

In 1973, the U.S. ended military conscription, opting for an all-volunteer force. Those that chose to serve found themselves in combat in Afghanistan and Iraq. Earlier there were some minor engagements such as Panama in 1989. It was 9/1 that changed everything.

 

The thing about wars is that, if a nation wants to invade another one, all the laws and treaties mean nothing. One of the most useless international organizations, the United Nations, has a long record of not deterring all manner of wars, large and small, past and present. Then, too, wars are usually preceded by lies the aggressor puts forth to justify the action and much of what occurs is protected by a body of lies. The winner gets to write the history.

 

The last century had wars that killed millions, many of whom were civilians. A new generation is witnessing OBAMA _ A _ MISTAKEa Syrian war whose casualties now number 170,000. Two million Syrians are now refugees; a potential threat to the stability of Lebanon and Jordon. Both sides of the conflict have perpetrated horrors, but the use of poison gas by President Assad, a major crime against humanity, has not resulted in any loss of his power. Russia stepped in to give him cover. His other ally is Iran. Ukraine is likely to split between East and West.

 

The conflicts of the current century could escalate into even more massive loss of lives because nuclear weapons and poison gas have the capability of killing more people than the bombs of the last century.

 

Significantly, it took two atomic bombs to convince the Japanese leaders to surrender, but not until thousands died in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The good news is that no atomic bombs have been used since. The bad news is that there a crazies like the Supreme Leader of Iran whose Islamic fanaticism cannot be counted upon to preclude his use of a nuclear weapon against Israel. Or us.

 

What is curious, foolish, and displays a huge ignorance of history is the way President Obama and his minions have been reducing America’s military. It has been American power that kept the Cold War with the former Soviet Union from turning into a hot war and it was that power that was instrumental in causing others to avoid military confrontations with us. Congress has to set aside the sequestration limits that affect our military strength and get busy rebuilding our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. It should do so tomorrow!

 

The generation that served in World War Two and in the Korean conflict is no longer represented by those serving in Congress. Older members have passed away or retired. The present Congress—particularly its Democratic Party members—are some of the dumbest and most duplicitous politicians to have ever served there.

 

Like the President, they do not hesitate to lie and to spin whatever occurs. In a nation almost evenly divided politically, it will take a shift by the moderates and independents in the center to transfer complete political power in Congress to the Republican Party. Then we have to hope the GOP will more strongly embrace its principles to undo the damage done by the two elections of Obama and thwart further damage in his remaining two years in office.

 

The newest generations of voters and those who have been around awhile have been living through a period in which they have been ill-served by a Congress that spent and borrowed too much. Congress did the same during the Great Depression through which my parents lived. It prolonged it from 1929 to 1941 when we entered WWII. One can only hope that those graduating from college with big loans and no job prospects will vote to put a stop to that. Joining them will be the Baby Boomers, many of whom also cannot find work or cannot retire.

 

We are living through our own Great Depression for the same reasons Franklin D. Roosevelt’s solutions did not work. It is the private sector, not the government that determines the health and growth of the economy. In our case, we have been a major economic power,  number one since 1872. On August 5, 2011, the nation’s top credit rating was downgraded. The lesson from that event was lost on too many people.

 

That too many do not learn from history or are simply ignorant of it explains a lot about our present times.

 

No discussion of our present times would be complete without a look at one of the greatest legislative OOPScatastrophes, Obamacare, ever imposed. It will likely prove to be the final nail in the Democratic Party coffin for a while. It is a classic example of the liberal desire to control the most intimate aspects of our lives, our health and the care it requires, combined with the insane need to fashion legislation so complex that it cannot work. Worse, it will likely kill off large numbers of its alleged beneficiaries, particularly the old; denied or delayed access to nearby hospitals, their personal physicians, et cetera.

 

Obamacare is doomed. It will be repealed. A return of healthcare to the private sector will do what no amount of government ever can. It is fundamentally unconstitutional to require people to purchase something they do not want.

 

America may be at a significant turning point. Having indulged every government program to their near extinction—Social Security and Medicare are closing in on insolvency—we may return to more self-reliance, fiscal prudence, and less reliance on a government grown too large to do anything well.

 

It depends on when you were born whether you will live to see this occur. I likely will not.

 

© Alan Caruba, 2014

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Send Missionaries To The US … PLEASE!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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Back at the dawn of history, when I was a but a wee lad, my family had the God-given insight to bring me up in an evangelical church.  I had no say in where I attended church,  See, kids back then kept their mouths shut and their ears open and paid heed to their parents, their elders.  (That is why I contend that my generation is so much smarter than the generations that followed.)

Anyway, I recall clearly how my church was referred to as a “Missionary” Baptist Church.  See, our congregation helped to support missionaries the world over.  It was our church’s way of carrying out the last instructions Christ gave his church when he took leave of this world to go prepare a place for his followers.   Here’s what He said:

“19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”  This is referred to as “The Great Commission” and you will find it at Matthew 28:19 – 20.  (The New Testament)

In a single sentence the Christian church was given its assignment — the sole purpose of the church until the return of Christ. 

Back in the middle of the twentieth century, many of the Christian denominations in America were trying their dead level best to carry out those orders, for that was what they were — orders.

It is true that back then America was truly a Christian nation.  On Sunday mornings you had to arrive early to get a seat in a pew, else you were left standing along the back wall, or the ushers placed folding chairs in the aisles (Which would freak out today’s fire marshals!)

Americans went to church back then.  Our little church constantly had well over 200 persons in Sunday School.  That number is far more than many mainline churches today enjoy in their Sunday morning worship services!

As I mentioned above, we gave lots of financial support to missionaries the world over.

Now, the vast majority of the membership were blue collar workers who were employed by a cotton mill which had once been the largest cotton mill under one roof in the world.  Nobody got rich, but we all lived well.  We had a sturdy roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, food on the table, a family that loved each other, a father who would go to whatever end was necessary to protect his little family, and we had a string anchor in the faith of our fathers.

The tithe was then, as it is today, ten percent of one’s income.  And over and above that, the offering plates were passed at all services for those wishing to  make a “love” offering toward the financing of the church’s mission.  Those offering plates were filled each Sunday.

Several times a year the offerings were dedicated to one missionary or other serving the heathens and pagans in far-flung corners of the earth so that we could carry out that Great Commission I mentioned above.

Once I recall, we helped purchase an airplane for a missionary, as I recall, in Africa.  The only time we ever saw the plane was when the missionary  thoughtfully sent us a snapshot of it with her and a few of her dusky skinned parishioners standing beside it.
Now, recall,  I said the membership was blue collar.  They had very little disposable income after the bills were paid, their family’s needs taken care of, and groceries were bought.

Their wallets may have been small but their hearts were huge.

One year the church decided that each church family would give their entire salary for that week to a fund for a particular missionary who had hit a rough patch and was in dire need of funding.  And we did.  And yes, it hurt … but it hurt GOOD!

I got to thinking about all this when I saw  an article entitled:  “China May Soon Be the World’s Most Christian Nation.”  My first thought was that maybe all those missionaries we helped fund really had an impact on China.

“Demographic research shows that Communist China may become the world’s most Christian nation in the next 15 years, a projection the godless government in Beijing is doing all it can to refute.

In 1949 the number of Christians in the newly communist nation was estimated at just one million. But by 2010, according to the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, that number had skyrocketed to more than 58 million Protestants alone…” — SOURCE: http://www.thenewamerican.com/world-news/asia/item/18151-china-may-soon-be-the-world-s-most-christian-nation?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_campaign=c1203749fe-The_Editors_Top_Picks_3_12_143_12_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8ca494f2d2-c1203749fe-289784169

The article goes on:  “Fenggang Yang, a professor of sociology at Purdue University and author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule, predicted recently that “China is destined to become the largest Christian country in the world very soon.” Yang, considered one of the leading experts on faith and religion in China, said that China’s Protestant population is set to swell to some 160 million, putting it ahead of the United States, whose Protestant population topped out at around 159 million a few years ago, but which has reportedly been declining as of late.”

Here in America true Christianity is in mortal danger.  For in America, you see, if a minister steps into the pulpit and preaches the true Gospel, he is subject to be dragged into court on charges of hate crimes.  His church’s tax exempt status is in danger of being revoked.

I wondered recently how long it would be before government agents will be walking church parking lots during services, taking note of license plate numbers of attendees because the government already considers conservative Christians potential domestic terrorists.

So, I appeal to the Christian countries of the world, send Christian missionaries!   America needs your help!  Please send missionaries armed with the true gospel, not the watered down pabulum fed congregants from the pulpits of America’s churches today.

America’s Christians did not forget you when you were begging for the gospel, now, we, here in America, need, desperately, to find our way again and we seem unable to do it without outside assistance.

Understand, the Christian church in America may soon find it necessary to go underground just as the church in many of your countries had to do and just as the early Christians in Rome did to insure the gospel survived.

How bad is it today in America?  Recent research found:  ” … that each generation is more post-Christian than the one that came before it. Only 28 percent of seniors (ages 67 and greater) are considered post-Christian, as compared to 35 percent of Boomers (ages 48 to 66), 40 percent of Busters (ages 29 to 47) and 48 percent of Mosaics (ages 18 to 28). Kinnaman says this type of research could serve as a glimpse into the “spiritual, moral and social future” of the United States.” — SOURCE:  http://www.christianpost.com/news/america-becoming-increasingly-post-christian-research-shows-93967/

In an article entitled:  “The Spirit of Tolerance, Post-Christian America and the Laodicean Church” published in July of 2013, the author, Larry Tomczak, said the following:   “This month, the youth-oriented Relevant magazine, published by Cameron Strang, ran an article on the topic of post-Christian America. Quoting a Barna Group study, the article cited that in America, seven of 10 people describe themselves as Christian. Yet consider the following statistics cited:

57 percent have not read the Bible in the last week
41 percent agree that Jesus committed sins
29 percent disagree that the Bible is accurate   — SOURCE:  http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/40240-the-spirit-of-tolerance-post-christian-america-and-the-laodicean-church

THIS, dear reader, is what passes for a Christian in America today.

Yes, as someone has said, America HAS become the sort of country to which we used to send missionaries.

We have, indeed, come full circle.

J. D. Longstreet

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First Amendment About To Be Shredded By Obama And Dems
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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J. D. Longstreet -- 5-28-2013 -# 1 NARROWActually, it has taken a bit longer than I had expected, but Obama and his “Marxocrats” are finally getting around to us, you know, conservative broadcasters, commentators,  and bloggers.

Yep, they are finally going to  make an all out effort to shut us down — and up!  We will officially be “Haters.”  Then they’ll accuse us of hate crimes because we don’t follow the “party line” and slap our behinds in jail, or reeducation camps,  much like the old Maoist reeducation camps of a few decades ago.

So far the MsM hasn’t made much of this because they are controlled from the Obama’s West Wing or directly from the Oval Office.

( I wonder how “amazed” the Leftist press will be when Obama’s henchmen march into their press rooms and begin smashing computers and ripping out hard drives with incriminating evidence on them to send those poor Leftists — now “useless idiots” to Obama’s gulags for crimes against Obama — or the state.

It always happens that way.  The Left just never accepts that THEY will be the very first one’s “detained” by the tyrants when round-up time comes.  I’d laugh were it not for the tears.)
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So, what the heck am I talking about?

I am alluding specifically to: “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014.”

Never heard of it, huh?  It figures.

The bill comes from Democrats Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.  (So far no surprise.)

The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014 “would create an updated comprehensive report examining the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate crimes based on gender, race, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation and create recommendations to address such crimes,” stated a news release from Markey’s office.”

The Bill  “… calls for the Justice Department and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights to “analyze information on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet, broadcast television and radio, cable television, public access television, commercial mobile services, and other electronic media, to advocate and encourage violent acts and the commission of crimes of hate.”

The bill does not define which actions by broadcasters would be considered to have encouraged violence, seemingly leaving that open to interpretation.” – SOURCE:   http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_35361.php#sthash.eyEsU99s.dpuf

I find it astounding that a MsM newspaper, the Boston Herald, referred to the bill as: “frankly chilling.”  In fact, the paper said they found it: “frankly chilling” that Markey is seeking to “empower an obscure federal agency to begin scouring the Internet, TV and radio for speech it finds threatening.

“Perhaps he could crack a briefing book on the crisis in Ukraine rather than looking for his own extra-constitutional methods of punishing speech he finds unacceptable,” added the Herald editorial.”
– SOURCE: http://www.libertynewsonline.com/article_301_35361.php#sthash.eyEsU99s.dpuf

The fact that a Leftist news organization finds this bill chilling and frightening, REALLY gets my attention.

As a commentator, I have been offering opinion pieces for many decades.  There can be no doubt that from time to time any commentator worth his mike or keyboard will offend someone, and inspire others.  It is the nature of what we do.  We give voice to those who have something to say but for various reasons haven’t the wherewithal to make their feelings public and thence are shut out of the public debate.  We are their  voices.   It has been said that we afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.

But the plain fact is that we make those we oppose very uncomfortable drawing attention to their grand mistakes, their foibles, their machinations in the shadows – out of the public’s sight, and — inevitably — to their lies.  We make their lives miserable.  We are the burr under their saddles, the thorn in their flesh, and — all too often — we become the only conscience they have.

You bet — they want to shut us up. 
The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014  will go a very long way in muzzling critics of the Left whether behind a microphone, a keyboard, or in front of a camera.

Students of history will tell you this is nothing new.  It dates back to the Spanish Inquisition and in more modern times, the Nazi regime of Hitler, the old Soviet Union, and Maoist China.

… and now it is here … in America.
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It is just more of the American Police State.

Any day now, I expect the announcement to go out to those in the executive branch of the US legislature that they should drop by the West Wing and be measured for their tailor-made brown shirts to be worn at all times for the duration of the Obama Regime.

I am very afraid, dear reader, that we have allowed America to become so corrupt that no tweaking will suffice to restore our old constitutional, representative,  republic.  America has gone the way of all democracies — suicide.

J. D. Longstreet

 

 

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