The Distorted Window Through Which Americans Perceive Reality


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In a book we wrote a number of years ago entitled “Our Cosmic Connection“, we opened one of the chapters with the following observation: “In spite of all of our individual and collective faults, there is a ‘great good’ that exists in a very large number of us. That good is personified in a wide range of human traits and behavior including private and public achievements, bravery, courage, sacrifice, industry, creativity, empathy, generosity, spontaneous volunteerism and spirit, either as individuals, or as a society. Unfortunately, due to the ‘distorted window’ through which we view our information, that ‘great good’ in us seems to be eclipsed by an over-zealous emphasis on that which appears to be ‘bad’ within us.”

One of the print and electronic news media’s flawed policies is personified in one statement: “….. if it bleeds, it leads“. Instantly, our news is distorted by the negativity, bias and general acceptance of almost any kind of violence. Transportation and vehicle accidents, war, pestilence, riots, famine, genocide, floods, hurricanes, tornado’s, earthquakes, tsunamis and the like, dominate the front pages of our newspapers and are the lead stories for evening Television news. On the other side of the negative picture we get political and individual corruption, fraud, adultery, betrayal, treason, murder, robbery and unbridled greed, added to our daily diet of information. Every little sordid detail is trotted out for those who gorge on the grief of others, or thrive on doom and gloom, in soap-opera fashion.
From Boston to Berkley, from Ferguson to Baltimore, from Seattle to Miami, we are forced to witness the bad behavior of a minute fraction of the American population, leading us to believe that everything is going to Hell and society is collapsing before our eyes. In fact, the news media is the carrier of the diseases of violence, dissension, division and racism. Their reporting on violence only spawns more violence, division and racism, all for the sole purpose of increasing their ratings. The recent riots and violence in Charlottesville, VA were a glaring example. The news media alone is responsible for this insane rush to tear down historical statues, as Democrats engage in self-flagellation. It was in fact Southern Democrats of the 1860’s that wished to preserve slavery.
In spite of this distorted picture of America, we have a totally distinct identity that is only marginally represented by the worst in us. What we see and hear every day is not the real America and does not represent the true and beautiful character of her people ….. a people steeped in responsibility, self-reliance, industriousness, goodness, charity and compassion, under that great symbol of freedom, our American flag. If the rest of the world watches American news every day, through the distorted window of the print and electronic media, it is no wonder the people of many countries think we are decadent, self-absorbed and inherently evil. The truth is, such a view of our America could not be farther from the truth.
For over 12 generations, since some brave and courageous men mapped out a blue print of liberty to govern this great nation from sea to shining sea, the American people, in spite of their faults, have done what the people of no other country on earth have done. They have become the beacon of light for the rest of the world, founded on the principles of individual liberty and the God-given goodness that comes from being free. Their sacrifice has freed over a billion people who were locked in slavery or war. Their productivity feeds a hungry world. Their voluntary generosity has lifted millions out of abject poverty or those ravaged by natural disasters.
Americans are farmers and factory workers, nurses, doctors, engineers, draftsman, pilots, truck drivers and fast food employees. We are rich, middle class and poor. We are religious and non-religious. We are adventurous on one hand, while being cautious on the other. We believe in fair play.
We are mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and children of every stripe, size and color, who live by some very basic, overriding principles of honesty, integrity, honor and family. Most of us have a deep sense of goodness about us and constantly try to overcome the ever-present evil that resides within us.
We have worked hard for what we have obtained and what our Nation has achieved. We should be proud of what we have accomplished and not hang our heads in shame because others are jealous of our success. Our inventiveness, creativity and industriousness have made us the richest nation on earth and have enriched every other nation in one way or another. Our compassion and generosity exceeds that of any other country or culture on this planet.
Bu that’s not all. Just think of the wide range of scientific American research going on right now in the areas of power and electricity. Think of the research in genetics to unravel the mysteries of inherited diseases and other conditions and what part that research will have in finding the root causes of these conditions and their respective cures.
Think of the research in food types and production to increase our food supplies. Consider the research in and use of fiber optics, or the research in rubber and plastics and new materials and fabrics. This research is fueled by the fires of commercial enterprise and in some cases, from the moneys that are collected by our government, as in the NASA space program.
Look at the progress we have made in the world of medicine, even with all of its problems. Look what we take for granted for medical care in this country. Look at the machinery that has been developed for the world of medicine. Magnetic Imaging Machines, breathing machines, heart-lung machines, blood monitoring machines, CAT scanners, X-rays. We don’t know all of them because were not in the world of medicine. All we know is that if something goes wrong you have a place to go where people care for the most part to see that your problem is resolved the best way they can, complete with flaws. We provide medical services in the United States that can only be provided here.
Let’s take a little closer look at technology over the last 15 years and what the computer has done in providing a continuous flow of information so that people can learn more and do things quicker. Watch how fascinated a child is as he makes keystrokes on a keyboard of a computer and sees the response on the computer screen. They absorb it like a giant sponge and love every minute of it. Sure there are side effects but we will overcome them.
Look at the excitement that was generated by the recent solar eclipse. Millions of families traveled hundreds of miles and braved endless traffic jams to witness the Sun disappearing behind the moon, an event that only lasted for two minutes. Those millions of people weren’t thinking about violence, riots, politics, or corruption. They were awed by a natural event that only occurs on rare occasions.
The doomsayers will tell us that we are going to run out of power. We are going to run out of oil. We are going to pollute the environment with our cars and our industry. Our automobiles are going to quit running and our airplanes will quit flying and our ships will no longer ply the open seas. Sorry folks, it will never happen.
Some day in the not to distant future, we are going to develop power sources that will literally boggle the mind. Our vision is that each home, each office, each business or building will have its own centralized power unit. And in that power unit will have the source of power to purify our drinking water, destroy our raw sewage and gray water, heat and cool our homes and offices and provide the electrical power for our lights and appliances.
Think of it. Those in your twenties watch how our planet will shrink in your lifetime. In ten to twenty years there will be airplanes that will leave the United States, sail up to the stratosphere or higher, glide at two to five times the speed of sound and land in Russia in a couple of hours. At 3,000 MPH we can go halfway around the world in 4 hours.
Personalized transportation will change dramatically. There will be air corridors for small, personal air units whether they use the principals of helicopters and small aircraft or some new strange power yet to be discovered. Maybe we will find a way to offset or neutralize gravity.
Folks. We are going to the stars and nothing anybody does will stop that. No amount of fear of the unknown. No amount of nay saying about financing. We will find the money. Ever since man first burned himself with fire and realized he could use it to his advantage or transported some object by rolling a log and converted that idea to the wheel, he has been forever driven towards more knowledge, more understanding and a wider, larger, broader world in which he can explore.
But all that excitement, creativity, generosity and goodness is being eclipsed by the picture that is being painted about us in our Newspapers and magazines and on our radios and TV’s and even the Internet, every single day. The information we receive is not representative of who we are. The propaganda, lies and distortions from our government and special interest groups that we absorb from these venues, warps the vision of who we are and what our true reality is.
There is no crisis here. There are just problems to solve and challenges to meet. Challenges are met by enterprising individuals working together collectively with a common purpose and goal.
If we allow our government, special interest groups, the news media, or the money changers and power brokers who cloud our vision, to divide us and destroy our American sovereignty and our God-given, natural freedom and goodness, that allows our unique individuality to blossom, we will descend into the Hell of the collective and it will take a bloody revolution to restore freedom and liberty. If left alone by government, American individuals will once again, with all our strength, power, beauty, compassion, spirit and the joy of wonder, will lead man on into the coming centuries for the good of all mankind, just as Americans have led the world for the last two and a third centuries, under our cherished flag of freedom. Hell no we are not perfect, but then who is?
Tell us what you THINK.
© 2017 Ron Ewart – All Rights Reserved
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Dillard: Lascivious Ambition


I haven’t the education or the inclination to write so many words.
But to the point, I pray these words will reach the Governor and all political representatives.

An Open Letter to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

I was born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Ohio. I have taught Political Science at the collegiate level in Cincinnati, been published in The Wall Street Journal and am in my 12th year of research for a forthcoming book on Columbine.

For the past seven years I have made Rockbridge County, Virginia my home. That was a dream planted in my heart as a 14-year-old boy decades ago on my first visit to the Commonwealth. I have loved this commonwealth since then and when offered a change of life, there was never a moment’s indecision where to move. Virginia first, Virginia only, Virginia last and Virginia always.

I chose Lexington for just one reason. I had no family in Virginia. I had no prospects for employment lined up in Virginia. I owned no property here. None of the factors that ordinarily move men to uproot after a lifetime in one state and move to a place where he has no ties motivated me. The one and only reason I live in Lexington, Virginia is because it is the final resting place of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson. Their lives, character, faith, integrity, honor and testimony shone so brightly a century and a half after their decease that there is no other place on the Earth I want to be but where they lived and served.

There is something deeply and morally wrong with anyone who objects to these two great Virginians – great Americans being honored by the native State for which they gave their lives, limbs and blood in selfless patriotic service. President Dwight D. Eisenhower kept Lee’s portrait in his executive office while president. Churchill extolled him as the greatest American. Ulysses S. Grant threatened to resign from the U.S. Army if Lee were tried for treason. International ships at sea flew their national colors at half-staff when Lee left this world from Lexington.

The statue that marks the grave of “Stonewall” Jackson was paid for not only by the veterans who served under him, but by financial contributions from former slaves whom he had taught to read in violation of Virginia law. In Roanoke today, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church features a stained glass window consecrated to the honor and memory of Jackson by descendants of the slaves he taught the Bible, for the chances he took on their behalf. When a Lexington local assailed Jackson for breaking the law to “teach those people”, Jackson uncharacteristically lost his temper and shouted, “If you were a Christian you would not say so!”

After the war, it was Lee who broke social convention at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church by kneeling beside a former slave who had mortified the White congregation by kneeling at the altar. Asked afterward by a bigot why a man like himself would kneel beside a former slave, Lee simply chastised him, “The ground is always level at the foot of the cross.”

And these are the men so repugnant to your modern sensibilities? This is the course so objectionable to you? This character is what is unacceptable in your enlightened times? If so, then it is you, Sir, who is the racist bigot. If their charity and kindness, their bravery in defense of the then-defenseless offends you, it only means your own character is so depraved and your own heart so darkened as to be unworthy the mention of their names.

The anniversary of the deaths of Lee and of Jackson were long commemorated in this Commonwealth by veterans of the North who were often the honored keynote speakers invited to praise the virtues of their once-foes. You were not at Manassas. You were not at Antietam. You were not at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg. But the Union soldiers who were had more wisdom, more character­ were simply better men than you because they practiced forgiveness over hatred, compassion over contempt, fraternity over fractious division. They shook the physical hands that had sighted them down hot barrels and pulled triggers to kill them they put the war behind them in their own generation and embraced their former enemies as their brother and countrymen. You, on the other hand, lack any redeeming moral character whatsoever, obsessing over political winds, polls and a personal agenda of race-baiting anarchy. More than merely unqualified for the high office you hold, you exhibit no evidence of redemptive humanity.

Every monument to a Confederate Virginian is a war memorial to an American veteran. It has been the mark of manhood and civility and longstanding American tradition to leave politics out of the way we honor our veterans. They fought the battles; we did not. They shed the blood; we did not. They reconciled with their enemies; we did not. They were tried on the battlefield and tried by a jury of their peers in the only court of public opinion that mattered: their own generation, ­the generation that knew the issues, heard the speeches, read the papers, pulled the triggers and took the trenches. The battlefield determined the issues and the veterans pardoned their enemies. End of subject. It is not for children born a hundred and fifty years later to judicate the past and expose to double jeopardy men their own contemporaries exonerated.

It is the height of arrogance to suppose that you know more about these men and their times than their even contemporaries. The command of God remains, “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” That divine command is unambiguous and apolitical. It is to God you will assuredly answer for its violation. Make no mistake, as Claudius realized in Hamlet, “In the corrupted currents of this world, offense’s gilded hand may shove by justice, and oft ’tis seen the wicked prize itself buys out the law. But ’tis not so above. There is no shuffling. There the action lies in his true nature, and we ourselves compelled, even to the teeth and forehead of our faults”.

There will be no alibis before the judgment bar of God. You will pull no song-and-dance, no shady backroom deals, no political payola. Almighty God will not be fooled nor bought nor charmed. Naked in the full bloom of your monstrous sin, you will stand exposed, every fault, before His avenging eye. No excuses. No patter and spiel. No schmoozing this time. To God you will answer for the slander and libel of His servants.

Meanwhile, in the unlikely event that your parents were not the abject failures your embarrassing course of conduct appears to suggest, I ask you to reconsider the wrong-headed evil you have proposed. If you find it impossible to respect your elders, attempt at least to revere your betters. The destruction of Virginia’s monuments to her war dead is sacrilege and those who urge and execute it are nothing more than cemetery vandals. There is no honor in this course of wanton destruction and, morally, you equate yourself with ISIS which shares your contempt for actual culture, something you both so manifestly lack. It is more than history, more than art. When you pursue this thing, you diminish the honor of these heroes not one bit. You only emphasize by contrast how puny and insignificant by contrast you are. You reveal how painfully short of their measure you fall.

And it is that that galls you, isn’t it? You despise good men because their virtue condemns your depravity. You know you lack their character, their courage, their integrity, their stature. You know that if you served 50 terms, you will never amount to 1/100th of the men they were. You have wasted your entire life in selfish ambition and here, at your age, you haven’t amounted to anything but a common street hooligan, the shame of your family name. Those proud of you love evil itself.

No matter. No one will remember you in any 150 years. Nothing you do can make anything like the mark these great Virginians made on history’s ledger. You are doomed to the political graveyard of insignificant bureaucrats who lined their pockets, sold out daily and slaved away in tireless service to pointless mediocrity. Just being you another day is your own punishment and yet you still face God for what you propose to do as well. Something is deeply, horribly wrong with your soul, Sir. And you know it. So does all Virginia.

If you suppose brass and marble are the only media in which their immortal valor is inscribed, you are as limited in intellect and character as I suspect. Men like Lee and Jackson, for just two, reach good men at the heart; something you won’t even comprehend much less ever do. No one, of course, respects you and who, pray tell could love you? Just asking is to snicker. There is nothing important about you, “Man, proud man, dressed in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he’s most assured­ his glassy essence ­like an angry ape”. Still, you might prolong your useless career by imitating conscience, but you have hitherto, year after year, crime after crime, failed to generate the least flicker of that vain hope.

Still, your lascivious ambition, that crying ache for power and meaning that keeps you awake on your bed at night, might reckon (for all the wrong reasons, as usual) that just perhaps doing the right thing – doing, for once, the hard thing – just might work as policy. Relax, you wouldn’t have to actually care or be right; nothing as unthinkable as all that. You would only have to play the empty part of doing the right thing as if you did have any sense. No inner reform or spiritual growth necessary, just the usual outward show you’ve performed your whole life long. Going through external motions as ever. You know: SHOWTIME…again!

You could still wring your hands and knit your brow and pretend to care and squeak through the polls but yet accidentally do the actually moral thing for a change. Just to see how it feels. Leave the monuments alone. Muster the courage to…to…do nothing – something you’re usually proficient at. You can prate about how awful those good men were and how terrible their splendid monuments are­ no one pays any attention to what you say anyway – and then resume your strong point: noisy inaction. You’ve done nothing so long this one should be easy for a pro like you. Just leave the status quo in place. Don’t worry; no one will accuse you of virtue. Have they ever?

If there were any glimmer of character down in that empty suit anywhere you might even work up the decency to strengthen the existing laws protecting Virginia’s veterans’ memorials. I no more expect it than I expect the shore to drown the sea, but miracles have happened. And God has often worked His wonders with clay as useless as yourself. Perhaps you had a loving grandmother who instilled in you something worthwhile after all a very long time ago; evidently not, but maybe. Maybe somewhere down deep inside in a secret spot you can yet prove useful in this world by surprising everyone with an honorable act. Just One!

I have strived to be civil, but you do not make it easy. Smearing reputations, slandering saints and tearing down what better men raised has zero to do with love, unity, tolerance, acceptance, diversity and coexistence. It’s just the usual political spoils game, playing one race/class/group against another to score a win at any cost. The mean, petty loathing of Virginia’s first string heroes outs you as a raging hypocrite just as you were trying to pass for intelligent. What a piece of work.

I can’t pretend anything could ever make me vote for you. Nothing can. So there’s no political leverage I can exert here, to be frank. You could do the right thing here and I would still know it was the exception, done for some underhanded criminal motive as always. Let’s not pretend. But I would thank you for it. Because in the end its actions that count. Whether you do the right thing for the right motive is between you and God. (No, not “your God”; THE God. Get off that lame routine) whether you do it at all is where my interest ends. Just leave the statues, graves, monuments and memorials right where the grown-ups put them, Terry. Just fool around doing nothing, you know, like back at Georgetown. That’s all I ask. And about the most anybody expects of you. Aren’t you tired yet of just being the same old failure and lurching from bungled debacle to bungled debacle? Why not shock the world: open a book, educate yourself and do something less horrible than usual. Resign, even, and leave Virginians to govern Virginia. What a concept. Shouldn’t you be ruining Syracuse instead of Richmond?

With all due respect,

Sherwin W. Dillard, Jr.

The above was posted on Facebook by the author on August 28, 2017



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Disturbing Socialist Echoes From America’s Past


“Helllllp Me! Helllllp Me!”

By Ron Ewart,

“You struggle, kick and scream, but alas, it is no use, you are trapped in the web of an evil monster. In the distance across the web, a black shape with multiple legs is headed straight for you but you cannot break free from the strands that bind you. Within seconds the monster, 4 times your size, pierces you with its sharp fangs and injects a poison into your blood stream. You can feel the poison work on your muscles and nerves almost immediately and try as you might; the strength is ebbing rapidly from your body.”

“You think back and wonder how you got here. You briefly remember while you were flying free, a voice in the distance said: “come into my home and I will take care of you.” You had many troubles and the thought that someone else would sooth your savage breast and stroke your fevered brow was so enticing you thought it foolhardy not to enter their house ….. especially since the help would be free.”

“But like so many before you, you succumbed to the siren call of a false utopia, when it was the spider’s web that was waiting for you. You believed the propaganda, hype, distortion and lies of the disguised Monster, whose evil agenda was craftily hidden from you. But now it is too late. You are stuck and your freedom and your life are slipping away.”

“You gave up your freedom for a mirage that you could never reach. You fell into the clever trap of a hidden enemy. You gave up your individual, God-given rights to fly free, in the hopes of finding an easier life …..”

Every American that has been drawn into the “Spider’s” web is no longer a free, sovereign individual with unalienable rights, having been poisoned by the “Spider’s” sting. Every American that has resisted the “Spider’s” web will be eventually drawn into the web by the sheer inertia of those already in the web ….. by virtue of their vote. It will take something drastic to reverse what is more than likely the inevitable.

Some may think that Obama invented socialist/Marxist policies in America. Hardly! Eighty-four years ago, another socialist/Marxist and yes, dictator (FDR) took control of the reins of political power in the United States, as the alleged savior of the people who were being torn asunder by one of the many emergencies (the Great Depression) Americans have had to face since they declared their freedom from an arrogant British King. Sadly, this particular emergency was in large part, created by government itself. Instead of letting a free country save itself by the actions of free people using free choice, ingenuity, creativity, productivity, low taxes and regulation and a government limited by our constitution, those in Government saw a quick way to make the American people dependent on government and thereby getting them to vote for those who “saved” them. Or put another way, “buying their vote” with money from the public treasury, money that the government has a fiduciary responsibility to religiously protect and spend wisely, in strict compliance with the it’s very limited authority contained in the Supreme Law of the Land.

Describing what FDR did TO America would take volumes and many volumes have already been written covering those events. FDR almost single handedly took America from a free, wealthy, hard-working and prosperous nation and converted it into a welfare state during his three plus terms as President. After starting his unprecedented fourth term, he said this on a cold January day in 1944, after his re-election:

“This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain unalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty. As our Nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness. We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. “Necessitous men are not free men.” People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. (He should know) In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all… Among these new rights are “The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries, or shops or farms or mines of the Nation; The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation; The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living; The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad; The right of every family to a decent home; The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health; The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment; The right to a good education.”

It is unbelievable that any President who swears on solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States would utter such words. FDR’s oath, nor his power as President, gave him the authority to re-write the Constitution, as he was apparently attempting to do with this speech.

We would like to address one event that took place in 1937. As part and parcel of FDR’s continuing New Deal programs in the 1930’s, the U. S. Housing Act, passed in 1937, provided housing assistance for low-income families and individuals. It was codified into the United States Code as Title 42, Chapter 8, Section 1437f. It became known as Section 8 Housing Assistance and is currently administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The program is now known as the “Housing Choice Voucher Program”.

Today, the Federal Government is now spending over $50 Billion per year on Section 8 housing alone (2014), assisting over 4,800,000 households, or almost 14,000,000 people ….. people who no doubt will vote for those providing the assistance.

From an article published in the Policy Archives on-line magazine as far back as August of 2005, the following statements were made about Section 8 Housing: “Over the past several years, the program has come under fire for its rising cost. (surprise! surprise!) From 2001 to 2005, the cost of the program has increased by over 34%, although the number of people served has remained roughly the same. These cost increases can be attributed to a number of factors, not the least of which is the structure of the benefit. The value of a voucher is calculated as roughly the difference between rents in a community and 30% of participating households’ incomes. In recent years, rents have been rising faster than incomes, which, along with federal policy changes designed to expand household choice and de-concentrate poverty, has driven up the cost of a voucher and therefore the cost of the program. In FY2005, the overall Section 8 program, at more than $20 billion, accounted for over half of the entire budget of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The voucher component alone constituted more than a third of HUD’s budget. In order to provide that funding level while remaining within discretionary budget caps, congressional appropriators enacted funding cuts to almost all other HUD housing programs.” (notice the huge increase by 2014)

On further investigation we found that 50% of the recipients of Section 8 Housing were single, 44% were single with children. Married couples with children hardly registered on the graph. Could it be that government housing subsistence replaced fathers?

But what illustrates the true nature of Section 8 housing occurred recently in a story about one Sharon Jasper. Purportedly, Sharon has spent 57 of her 58 years living in Section 8 housing. Apparently, it was a legacy passed down from her parents who moved into Section 8 housing in 1949 when Sharon was just six months old. Sharon has even passed the legacy down to her children (where is the father?) but fears they may have to get jobs to pay for the utilities and deposits. God forbid! She laments about that one year she spent out of public housing. “I tried it for a year“, Sharon said, “you know, working and all. It’s not anything I would want to go through again, or wish on anyone in my family, but I am damn proud of that year.” Damn proud? Really!

Section 8 housing is Sharon’s “free” gift from the working people of America. No doubt Sharon is receiving food stamps as well. She believes she deserves every bit of it and that it is her right, thanks to FDR and the Democrats. The big question still remains, under a Constitutional Republic is free housing to the less fortunate a right, when the cost of the free housing must be extracted from others by the force of law (taxes), rather than through voluntary charity?

Millions of people like Sharon are the victims of generational dependency on federal, state and local government handouts, all paid for by the producing members of a wealthy America. Subsistence for housing, food, college, SSI, health care, transportation, etc. are paid out or handed out to low income families and individuals by the millions, including illegal aliens. More than 40% of those receiving Section 8 housing are Black. (only 13.3% of the total population) But instead of it being a helping hand up to a productive life, much of this largess has become a degrading life unto itself.

Although it is a deep injustice that so much of our tax money has been spent (or is it wasted) in this manner, the deeper tragedy is the outright destruction of human lives who have found it easier to live off the sweat and hard work of others (that’s you and me) rather than being proud of their independence, responsibility and self-reliance. Had they taken the truly American path of hard work and receiving a pay check for the work they do, they would have felt the elation that comes from achieving a worthwhile goal they have sought, or receiving an honest reward for a job well done.

Now, our current government, instead of letting a free country save itself by the actions of free people using free choice, ingenuity, creativity, productivity, low taxes, less regulation and a government limited by our constitution, those in Government are using the same quick way employed in the 1930’s to make the American people even more dependent on government, thereby getting them to vote for those who “saved” them. Trump might help, but don’t count on it.

Unfortunately, 2017 is a far cry from 1937 in terms of the exponentially exploding costs of socialist promises made by government in the last 80 years since Section 8 housing was passed. With unfunded liabilities of well over $100 Trillion dollars (that’s Trillion with a CAPITAL “T”), adding more socialist programs onto the rising annual deficit ($440 Billion – 2017) and national debt (approaching $20 Trillion) is not only unconscionable and insane, it is treason by any other name. A knowledgeable person should question whether Congress ever had the Constitutional authority to do what they did then and what they are doing now.

And Section 8 Housing is only one of over 80 overlapping social entitlement programs that government inefficiently administers, each being rife with waste, fraud, abuse and corruption.

As the number of Sharon’s of this nation grow as a result of grossly negligent government premeditated socialist policies for the sole purpose to buy votes, those who must pay for the Sharon’s of America will have to dig deeper and deeper into their pockets. Such policies will drive the national debt to $36 Trillion by 2026, according to the Congressional Budget Office. One wonders at what point will those who must pay, cry out “enough is enough” and either hide what they earn, cheat, or join Sharon and the millions of other Sharon’s, in a life of generational dependency, paid for by those shrinking hard-working Americans who obviously haven’t seen the “light” yet?

If they don’t see the light pretty soon, the SPIDER (government, world elite and special interests) will have won, or perhaps the SPIDER has already won.

© 2017 Ron Ewart – All Rights Reserved

Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America“, is the President of the The National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. Mr. Ewart can be reached for comment at

Mr. Ewart has been a continuing contributor to the Federal Observer since May of 2007.

Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated


Paul Craig Roberts

When Trump was elected I wrote that it was unlikely that he would be successful in accomplishing the three objectives for which he was elected—peace with Russia, the return home of offshored US jobs, and effective limits on non-white immigration—because these objectives conflicted with the interests of those more powerful than the president.

I wrote that Trump was unfamiliar with Washington and would fail to appoint a government that would support his goals. I wrote that unless the ruling oligarchy could bring Trump under its control,Trump would be assassinated.

Trump has been brought under conrol by assassinating him with words rather than with a bullet. With Steve Bannon’s dismissal, there is now no one in Trump’s government who supports him. He is surrounded by Russophobic generals and Zionists.

But this is not enough for the liberal/progressive/left. They want Trump impeached and driven from office.

Marjorie Cohn, whom I have always admired for her defense of civil liberty, has disappointed me. She has written in Truthout, which sadly has become more like PropagandaOut, that the House must bring articles of impeachment against Trump for his abuse of power and before he launches a new civil war and/or nuclear war.

This is an extraordinary conclusion for a normally intelligent person to reach. What power does Trump have? How does he abuse his non-existent power? The ruling Establishment has cut his balls off. He is neutered. Powerless. He has been completely isolated within his own government by the oligarchy.

Even more astonishingly, Marjorie Cohn, together with 100% of the liberal/progressive/left are blind to the fact that they have helped the military/security complex destroy the only leader who advocated peace instead of conflict with the other major nuclear power. Cohn is so deranged by hatred of Trump that she thinks it is Trump who will bring nuclear war by normalizing relations with Russia.

Clearly, the American liberal/progressive/left is no longer capable of rational thought. Hate rules. There is nothing in their lexicon but hate.

The American liberal/progressive/left has degenerated into idiocy. They think that they are fighting “white nationalism” in the White House and that Trump is a champion or symbol of “white nationalism” and that there will be no victory until Trump and all symbols of “white nationalism” are obliterated.

Little do they understand. Ajamu Baraka spells it out for them in CounterPunch. White Supremacy, he writes, is inculcated into the cultural and educational institutions of the West. Liberal and leftist whites are also white supremacists, says Baraka, and Trump and the “alt-right” are nothing but a superficial useful platform on which the white supremacist American liberal/progressive/left can parade its self-righteousness. Ajamu Baraka’s conclusion is “that in order for the world to live, the 525-year-old white supremacist Pan-European, colonial/capitalist patriarchy must die.” It is not difficult to see in this statement that genocide is the solution for the white plague upon humanity. Little wonder the “alt-right” gets exercised by the anti-white propaganda of Identity Politics.

Non-white immigration will finish off the shards of remaining European civilization. All current demographics indicate that all of Europe and North America will sooner than you expect be occupied by non-white majorities.

The problem is not so much the immigrants themselves as it is that they are taught to hate whites by white liberal/progressive/leftists. The destruction of statues will not end with Robert E. Lee’s. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are next. They owned slaves, whereas the Lee family’s slaves were freed by will three years prior to the Lincoln’s invasion of the South. The Washington, Jefferson, and Lincoln memorials will have to be destroyed also as they, too, are monuments to racism. Indeed, according to the Identity Politics of the Liberal/progressive/left the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution are White Supremacy documents written by racists. This doubles the indictment against Thomas Jefferson and adds all of the Founding Fathers to the indictment. All are guilty of institutionalizing White Supremacy in America.

The uninformed insouciant Average American may think that this is a joke. But no. It is the orthodoxy of the white American intellectual class. It is taught in all the universities.

In Atlanta they are talking about erasing the heads of the South’s generals carved into Stone Mountain. Mount Rushmore in South Dakota will be next. It has carved into it the heads of Washington, Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. All racists, and Roosevelt was a colonialist and imperialist to boot. Lincoln was the worst racist of all.

Economist/historian Thomas DiLorenzo reminds us that “to his dying day, Lincoln was busy plotting the deportation of all the black people in America, including the soon-to-be-freed slaves.”

The following statements are all statements that are in Abe Lincoln’s Collected Works:

“I have said that the separation of the races is the only perfect preventive of amalgamation [of the white and black races] . . . Such separation . . . must be affected by colonization” [sending blacks to Liberia or Central America]. (Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln vol. II, p. 409).

“Let us be brought to believe it is morally right, and . . . favorable to . . . our interest, to transfer the African to his native clime.” (Collected Works, vol. II, p. 409).

“I am not nor ever have been in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes, nor qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people” (Collected Works, vol. III, pp. 145-146).

How did Lincoln in the face of his own words and deeds get to be the hero who liberated blacks from slavery? The Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave, as Lincoln’s Secretary of State complained. It was a war measure that only applied to slaves under the jurisdiction of the Confederacy in hopes of fomenting a slave rebellion that would pull Southern soldiers off the front lines to rush to the protection of their wives and children. In 1861 the year the North invaded the South, President Lincoln said, “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so” (First Inaugural Address). In 1862 during the war, Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley: “If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it.”

Lincoln was elevated to the undeserved position of black liberator by the historical lies made up by white liberal/progressive/leftists who hate the South. They are so consumed by hate that they do not understand that the hate that they teach will also devour them. They should read Jean Raspail’s book, The Camp of the Saints. People taught racial hate do not differentiate between good and bad members of the people they are taught to hate. All are equally guilty. As one Third Worlder wrote to me, “all whites are guilty,” even those such as myself who speak out against the West’s atrocities against the darker-skinned peoples.

The American liberal/progressive/left has long been engaged in demonizing white people exactly as Nazis demonized Jews and Communists demonized capitalists. One would think that the liberal/progressive/leftists would be aware of what happened to the Jews and to the Russian, Chinese and East European capitalists and bourgeois middle class. Why do the liberal/progressive/leftists think they will escape the consequences of teaching hate?

What has Charlottesville taught us other than that the hate expressed by the liberal/progressive/left exceeds the hate expressed by the white nationalists themselves. When it comes to hate, the White Supremacists are out-gunned by the liberal/progressive/left.

Hate is the hallmark of the American liberal/progressive/left, and hate always ends in violence.

The Northern ruling economic interests had no interest in devoting resources to a war to free slaves. They wanted the Union held together so that there would be no competition for the lands west of the Mississippi and so there would be an agrarian sector to which to market northern manufactured goods protected by tariffs against lower priced British goods.

The northern work force didn’t want any freed slaves either. The large number of recent Irish immigrants driven out of Ireland by the British starvation policy called Lincoln’s war “a rich man’s war and a poor man’s fight.” What freed slaves meant for the northern working class was a larger labor supply and lower wages. In 1863 when the Republicans passed the draft, the Irish in Detroit and New York rioted. The rioters took out their anger and frustration on northern blacks, many of whom were lynched. It is not clear to me whether more backs were lynched in the North during the war or in the South during Reconstruction. If there are any memorials to the Irish, those racist statues will have to be taken down also. Perhaps even the Statue of Liberty is racist.

And we haven’t yet heard from Native Americans. In his excruciating history, The Long Death: The Last Days of the Plains Indians, Ralph K. Andrist describes the genocide of the Plains Indians by Lincoln’s Civil War generals, William Tecumseh Sherman, Phillip Sheridan, Grenville Dodge and other of the first war criminals of the modern age who found it a lot easier to conduct warfare against Southern women and children than against armed troops. Against the Native Americans Lincoln’s generals now conducted a policy of genocide that was even more horrible and barbaric than Sheridan’s destruction of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Lincoln historian Professor Thomas DiLorenzo provides a synopsis of the genocide of Native Americans here:

During the eight year presidency of General Ulysses S. Grant, 1868-76, the Union generals conducted a policy of extermination against the Native Americans. Entire villages, every man, woman, and child, were wiped out. The Union Army’s scorched earth policy starved to death those Indians who escaped fire and sword.

Professor DiLorenzo writes:

“Sherman and Sheridan’s troops conducted more than one thousand attacks on Indian villages, mostly in the winter months, when families were together. The U.S. Army’s actions matched its leaders’ rhetoric of extermination. As mentioned earlier, Sherman gave orders to kill everyone and everything, including dogs, and to burn everything that would burn so as to increase the likelihood that any survivors would starve or freeze to death. The soldiers also waged a war of extermination on the buffalo, which was the Indians’ chief source of food, winter clothing, and other goods (the Indians even made fish hooks out of dried buffalo bones and bow strings out of sinews). By 1882, the buffalo were all but extinct.”

Indian warriors who were captured were subjected to the type of trials and executions that the George W. Bush regime gave Saddam Hussein: “hundreds of Indians who had been taken prisoner were subjected to military ‘trials’ lasting about ten minutes each, according to Nichols (1978). Most of the adult male prisoners were found guilty and sentenced to death—not based on evidence of the commission of a crime, but on their mere presence at the end of the fighting.” In other words, P.O.W.s were executed, for which the US executed German officers at Nuremberg.

The Union massacre of the Indians began before the Civil War was won. DiLorenzo reports:

“One of the most famous incidents of Indian extermination, known as the Sand Creek Massacre, took place on November 29, 1864. There was a Cheyenne and Arapaho village located on Sand Creek in southeastern Colorado. These Indians had been assured by the U.S. government that they would be safe in Colorado. The government instructed them to fly a U.S. flag over their village, which they did, to assure their safety. However, another Civil War ‘luminary,’ Colonel John Chivington, had other plans for them as he raided the village with 750 heavily armed soldiers. One account of what happened appears in the book Crimsoned Prairie: The Indian Wars (1972) by the renowned military historian S. L. A. Marshall, who held the title of chief historian of the European Theater in World War II and authored thirty books on American military history.

“Chivington’s orders were: ‘I want you to kill and scalp all, big and little.’ ( Marshall 1972, 37). Then, despite the display of the U.S. flag and white surrender flags by these peaceful Indians, Chivington’s troops ‘began a full day given over to blood-lust, orgiastic mutilation, rapine, and destruction—with Chivington looking on and approving’ (Marshall 1972, 38). Marshall notes that the most reliable estimate of the number of Indians killed is ‘163, of which 110 were women and children’ (p. 39).

“Upon returning to his fort, Chivington ‘and his raiders demonstrated around Denver, waving their trophies, more than one hundred drying scalps. They were acclaimed as conquering heroes, which was what they had sought mainly.’ One Republican Party newspaper announced, ‘Colorado soldiers have once again covered themselves with glory’ (Marshall 1972, 39).

DiLorenzo reports: “The books by Brown and Marshall show that the kind of barbarism that occurred at Sand Creek, Colorado, was repeated many times during the next two decades.”

General Sherman, a war criminal far in excess of anything the Nazis were able to produce, wrote to his wife early in the Civil War that his purpose was “extermination, not of soldiers alone, that is the least part of the trouble, but the [Southern] people.”

His wife responded: Conduct a “war of extermination” and drive all Southerners “like the swine into the sea. May we carry fire and sword into their states till not one habitation is left standing” ( Walters 1973, 61).

DiLorenzo observes that Sherman did his best to take his wife’s advice.

The extreme hatred and barbarity to which the Northern war criminals had subjected Southern non-combatants broke like fury over the Plains Indians. Distinguished military historians have described the orders given to General Custer by Phillip Sheridan as “the most brutal orders ever published to American troops.”

Clearly, if we are taking down statues, we can’t stop with Robert E. Lee. We will have to take down the Statues of Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Sheridan, and all the rest of the Union war criminals who implemented what they themselves called “the final solution to the Indian problem.”

The designation of the northern invasion of the South as a civil war is itself a lie. The term “civil war” is used to cover up the fact that the North initiated a war of aggression, thus removing the sin of war from the North. A civil war is when two sides fight for control of the government. However, the South had no interest or intent to control the government in Washington. All the Southern states did is to use the constitutional right to end their voluntary association with other states in the United States. The South fought because the South was invaded. Southerners did not regard the War of Northern Aggression as a civil war. They clearly understood that the war was a war of Northern Aggression.

As brutal as Lincoln’s war criminal armies were to Southern civilians, the inhumanity of the brutality toward Southern people escalated during the long period called Reconstruction. The Northern ruling Republicans did their best to subject the South to rule by the blacks while Northern “carpetbaggers” stole everything that they could. No white Southern woman was safe from rape. “Civil War” buffs have told me that there were southern towns in which all the women were hidden in the woods outside of town to protect them from the Republican Union soldiers and the former slaves that the Republican agents of Reconstruction encouraged. What happened to the South at the hands of the Republicans was no different from what the Russians and Americans did in Germany when the Wehrmacht surrendered. The demonized KKK was an organization that arose to protect what remained of the South’s honor from unbearable humiliations.

Consequently, for decades no Southern person would vote Republican. The Democrats lost the “solid South” by aping the Reconstruction Republicans and again bringing Reconstruction to the South, using federal force instead of persuasion.

No real facts are any longer taught in the US about the so-called “Civil War.” In the place of the actual history stands only lies.

In an accompanying guest contribution, economist/historian Professor Thomas DiLorenzo explains the real reason that Lincoln invaded the South. He shows that Lincoln’s success in conquering the South destroyed the political character of the United States that had been formed by the Founding Fathers. He also shows that the Union policy of conducting war against civilians created the precedents for the massive war crimes of the 20th and 21st centuries. Seldom does the opportunity arise to acquire an enlightening and accurate history lesson from one article. That is what Professor DiLorenzo has delivered.

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An Obfuscated composition

Only when one has a mind as hungry for information as a young Monk is for regeneration can the obfuscated composition placed on government web sites by attorneys satiate your brain itch? In other words, one must never forget that the truth is as allusive as a virgin in a whore-house and attorney-politicians are the most masterful of all liars.

The time has come when Americans who were brought up to love their country must face the Facts, which are not what they want to believe. Americans have been beguiled from the get-go, and are now sitting ducks for the liars who want their government to be their free nanny.

The days when men were men and women were women and school teachers would quit their job before lying to the students are history!

You may have friends across the street who were like family but who are now your worst enemy due to their political indoctrination. They may be proud of being a liar if they can convince you a democracy is good governance.

Some of our most trusted and loved heroes of the past must be re-evaluated so we can be free of this tendency to trust those with a golden tongue.

The tenets of a citizen run Republic must be studied until they are fully understood by all, and especially those who are allowed to manage our lives. Those Americans who are proud to be called Democrats or Republicans must become aware of why they should have been ashamed.

There was a time when most educated adults understood their human nature was their enemy and their biblical comprehension was their gateway to self control, but now we live in a doctrinaly ignorant society and actually believe we are a sinless and honest person, which makes us immune to sin. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If America can be saved it will only be by recovering biblical truths and presenting them to congregations who reject the denominations now beguiling them and simply attend a Christian Church involved in doctrinal exposition.  They must acquire a conscious comprehension of how moral sin makes it impossible to be a mature and honest human being.

So, my dear fellow American, it is not just the Bankers, lawyers, and politicians who have destroyed our country, it is we who have sacrificed our soul for the pleasures of sinning. We lie automatically in a constant search for pleasure and power, which makes it impossible to understand truth.

This most likely is so offensive to you that you will probably stop reading the rest of what I have learned through living a sinful life which makes it nearly impossible to correct.

Should you see the wisdom in that statement and continue reading then it is possible you have made the first good decision of your life. Please do not assume that I have, or claim to be living a sinless life because I am far from being a good Christian, but that does not make me an ignorant Christian because I have too many years of doctrinal study which gives me the ability to differentiate the two states of being. It is possible for one to know the difference between living a sin controlled life and a sinless life. That I am still a sinner has nothing to do with the fact that I know the difference in the context of this article. I only know these things because of so many years of excessive compulsive doctrinal study. And I am not trying to lead the readers to Heaven, but to a better understanding of how a doctrinaly ignorant person can be addicted to a sinful life style and how that is connected to accepting a Godless society and government.

Let’s take entertainment as an example: because an infatuation with certain kinds of entertainment will eventually produce a totally degenerate person.

Watching children be raped and or led into a life of sexual infatuation is possibly one of the most degenerate of them all. And just what kind of a citizen could you expect from that? Surely one who has the lives of everyone in the Nation under their control is not good for any kind of free society if they are having sex with children!

So let me avoid making the mistake of implying I am sin free while still holding and presenting the absolute truth that God is good and we are not, and the more we try to be sinless the better person we become. In closing this subject I have not clearly presented the fact that whether I am a good Christian or not has nothing to do with the fact that the people need to know Christian doctrine so they can differentiate between a Godless Nation and a doctrinaly astute Nation, and follow the better path. It seems to me that America is far from understanding the advantages of Christian Doctrine and how it applies to governments.

Now I will return to why Americans have been brainwashed by their leaders. The fact that we have been following degenerate politicians into bankruptcy because we accepted the numerous hand outs made us self consciously accept their burdensome statutes, and now we have a government that holds us as prisoners in their homes. That’s right! they own our homes and every other asset we have worked for. In fact, they own us! This is all laid out in Anna Von Reitz’s website and her books. And if you have not read her massive list of articles and her books you have no one to blame but your lazy self. You may remain too lazy to ever learn why America is toast.

Politician turned preacher? Hillary Clinton prepares finally to ‘come out’ as a Christian leader.


By James Macintyre  Reuters

Hillary Clinton wants to preach.

That was the simple introduction to a revelatory news feature in The Atlantic this week, which claimed that the Democrat former presidential candidate said this to Bill Shillady, her long-time pastor, at a recent photo shoot for his new book about the daily devotionals he sent her during the 2016 campaign.

‘Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,’ Shillady told The Atlantic. No, she probably won’t go to seminary; she probably won’t pursue an official lay position in the Methodist church, like deaconess. ‘I think it would be more of … her guest preaching at some point,’ he said. ‘We have a long history of lay preachers in the United Methodist Church.’

Since the election, he added, ‘I think her faith is stronger…I haven’t noticed anything different, except that I think she is more relaxed than I’ve ever seen her.’

The report cited other ‘scattered’ bits of information that have come out, backing the idea of Clinton focusing on faith: last autumn, for example, the former Newsweek editor Kenneth Woodward revealed that Clinton told him in 1994 that she thought ‘all the time’ about becoming an ordained Methodist minister. However, in a comment which typifies Clinton’s apparent ambivalence towards public knowledge of her faith, she told him not to write about it because ‘It will make me seem much too pious’.

Clinton is not alone. Tony Blair once said, after stepping down as prime minister, that religion was ‘how I want to spend the rest of my life’ before launching the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. ‘Religious faith will be of the same significance to the 21st century as political ideology was to the 20th century,’ Blair added.

Now, two books are set for publication this autumn: What Happened, Clinton’s personal account of the election, and Strong for a Moment Like This, Shillady’s book of devotionals.

Shillady, who runs the United Methodist City Society in New York, wrote the book at Clinton’s suggestion, according to The Atlantic, and his is the only book for which Clinton has agreed to write a foreword. Clinton and her aides read and approved the copy ahead of time.

Strong for a Moment Like This brings together daily devotionals written after Shillady got up at 4am, for Clinton to use in the day ahead, from 2015 onward, when she first announced that she would be running for the presidency.

Other pastors contributed, including more than 100 women clergy who formed a group called ‘We Pray with Her’.

According to the Atlantic, the book ‘offers a rare window into the way Scripture appears to have shaped Clinton on the campaign trail – as it has throughout her life’.

Hillary Rodham grew up attending First United Methodist Church in the conservative suburb of Park Ridge, Illinois.

During the Bill Clinton administration which at times caused upset to Hillary, the family attended Foundry United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C.

Strong for a Moment Like This suggests that Clinton was thinking about biblical themes throughout 2015 and 2016.

Yet she has at times been all too guarded. Early in her career, she learned the dangers of speaking publicly about her religious beliefs. As The Atlantic recalls, ‘When she was First Lady, progressives roundly mocked her moralism, and conservatives doubted her sincerity. After getting widely panned for a speech about America’s “crisis of meaning” in 1993, Clinton waited nearly a year to talk about spirituality again – and did so, she said, “with some trepidation”.’

As long-time friend of Clinton Lissa Muscatine told the New York Times: ‘It’s been a remarkably private part of this hugely public person’s existence. It’s almost like, because it’s so private and has motivated her so deeply, that she doesn’t talk about it.’

It was on January 25, at a town-hall-style gathering inside a gymnasium in Knoxville, Iowa when, after years of not talking about it publicly, Clinton came out as a passionate Christian.

Asked by a Democrat-leaning voter about her beliefs, she opened up. It is worth quoting her at some length because all-too-unusually, it was clear that the guarded presidential candidate finally spoke from the heart:

‘I am a person of faith. I am a Christian. I am a Methodist. I have been raised Methodist. I feel very grateful for the instructions and support I received starting in my family but through my church, and I think that any of us who are Christian have a constantly, constant, conversation in our own heads about what we are called to do and how we are asked to do it, and I think it is absolutely appropriate for people to have very strong convictions and also, though, to discuss those with other people of faith…My study of the Bible, my many conversations with people of faith, has led me to believe the most important commandment is to love the Lord with all your might and to love your neighbor as yourself, and that is what I think we are commanded by Christ to do, and there is so much more in the Bible about taking care of the poor, visiting the prisoners, taking in the stranger, creating opportunities for others to be lifted up, to find faith themselves that I think there are many different ways of exercising your faith.

‘But I do believe that in many areas judgment should be left to God, that being more open, tolerant and respectful is part of what makes me humble about my faith, and I am in awe of people who truly turn the other cheek all the time, who can go that extra mile that we are called to go, who keep finding ways to forgive and move on. Those are really hard things for human beings to do, and there is a lot, certainly in the New Testament, that calls us to do that.’

Clinton went on to discuss the Sermon on the Mount, clearly a central Bible passage for her. ‘There’s a lot of great Bible studies: What does the Sermon on the Mount really mean? What is it calling us to do and to understand? Because it sure does seem to favor the poor and the merciful and those who in worldly terms don’t have a lot but who have the spirit that God recognizes as being at the core of love and salvation.’

And she explained how she differs from some conservative Christians. ‘So there is much to be learned and I have been very disappointed and sorry that Christianity, which has such great love at its core, is sometimes used to condemn so quickly and judge so harshly.’

With right-wing, white evangelicals on the rise in America, and apparently tightening their grip on the White House, Hillary Clinton ‘coming out’ fully as a Christian and providing this type of antithetical form of preaching may be just what the country needs.

Olddogs Comments!

True to her nature this bitch chose the most liberal church in America. And if she is a born again Christian then I am an Apostle. And we all know that’s a bunch of crap. This bitch would claim to be a female Jesus if she made money from it. What a sad example that any American supported her. But then again it is indisputable evidence of how successful the media and education industry have been, because human beings are not born that damn stupid. This bitch should be dissected with toe-nail clippers. And ditto for Bill.

Historical Ignorance


By Walter E.Williams

Commentary on America Being Led to Re-Fight its Civil War

The twenty million listeners of Rush Limbaugh’s radio program have heard Walter E. Williams because he has guest-hosted behind the golden EIB microphone.  As a syndicated columnist and author known for his classical liberal and libertarian conservative views, his writings frequently appear on, WND, Jewish World Review, and hundreds of newspapers throughout the United States.  Walter Williams keeps impeccable company, as his philosophy has been influenced by both Thomas Sowell and Milton Friedman.

Liberals, Progressives, and Socialists are leading America to re-fight the War Between the States.  The blood of 600,000 Americans killed in war from 1861 to 1865 is insufficient to cleanse the sin of enslavement.  And it is in that context that you should find Mr. Williams comments both highly interesting and instructive:

The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

The 1783 Treaty of Paris ended the war between the colonies and Great Britain. Its first article declared the 13 colonies “to be free, sovereign and independent states.” These 13 sovereign nations came together in 1787 as principals and created the federal government as their agent. Principals have always held the right to fire agents. In other words, states held a right to withdraw from the pact — secede.

During the 1787 Constitutional Convention, a proposal was made that would allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state. James Madison rejected it, saying, “A union of the states containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.”

In fact, the ratification documents of Virginia, New York and Rhode Island explicitly said they held the right to resume powers delegated should the federal government become abusive of those powers. The Constitution never would have been ratified if states thought they could not regain their sovereignty —in a word, secede.

On March 2, 1861, after seven states seceded and two days before Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration, Sen. James R. Doolittle of Wisconsin proposed a constitutional amendment that read, “No state or any part thereof, heretofore admitted or hereafter admitted into the union, shall have the power to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the United States.”

Several months earlier, Reps. Daniel E. Sickles of New York, Thomas B. Florence of Pennsylvania and Otis S. Ferry of Connecticut proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit secession. Here’s a question for the reader: Would there have been any point to offering these amendments if secession were already unconstitutional?

On the eve of the War of 1861, even unionist politicians saw secession as a right of states. Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel of Maryland said, “Any attempt to preserve the union between the states of this Confederacy by force would be impractical, and destructive of republican liberty.”

Both Northern Democratic and Republican Parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace. Just about every major Northern newspaper editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede. New York Tribune (Feb. 5, 1860): “If tyranny and despotism justified the Revolution of 1776, then we do not see why it would not justify the secession of Five Millions of Southerners from the Federal Union in 1861.” Detroit Free Press (Feb. 19, 1861): “An attempt to subjugate the seceded states, even if successful, could produce nothing but evil — evil unmitigated in character and appalling in content.” The New York Times (March 21, 1861): “There is growing sentiment throughout the North in favor of letting the Gulf States go.”

The War of 1861 settled the issue of secession through brute force that cost 600,000 American lives. We Americans celebrate Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but H.L. Mencken correctly evaluated the speech: “It is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense.” Lincoln said the soldiers sacrificed their lives “to the cause of self-determination — that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.” Mencken says: “It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of people to govern themselves.”

The War of 1861 brutally established that states could not secede. We are still living with its effects. Because states cannot secede, the federal government can run roughshod over the U.S. Constitution’s limitations of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments. States have little or no response.

We call the war of 1861 the Civil War. But is that right?

A civil war is a struggle between two or more entities trying to take over the central government. Confederate President Jefferson Davis no more sought to take over Washington, D.C., than George Washington sought to take over London in 1776. Both wars, those of 1776 and 1861, were wars of independence. Such recognition does not require one to sanction the horrors of slavery. We might ask how much of the war was about slavery.

Was President Abraham Lincoln really for outlawing slavery? Let’s look at his words. In an 1858 letter, Lincoln said, “I have declared a thousand times, and now repeat that, in my opinion neither the General Government, nor any other power outside of the slave states, can constitutionally or rightfully interfere with slaves or slavery where it already exists.” In a Springfield, Illinois, speech, he explained: “My declarations upon this subject of Negro slavery may be misrepresented but cannot be misunderstood. I have said that I do not understand the Declaration (of Independence) to mean that all men were created equal in all respects.”

Debating Sen. Stephen Douglas, Lincoln said, “I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of Negroes nor of qualifying them to hold office nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality.”

What about Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation? Here are his words: “I view the matter (of slaves’ emancipation) as a practical war measure, to be decided upon according to the advantages or disadvantages it may offer to the suppression of the rebellion.” He also wrote: “I will also concede that emancipation would help us in Europe, and convince them that we are incited by something more than ambition.” When Lincoln first drafted the proclamation, war was going badly for the Union. London and Paris were considering recognizing the Confederacy and assisting it in its war against the Union.

The Emancipation Proclamation was not a universal declaration. It specifically detailed where slaves were to be freed: only in those states “in rebellion against the United States.” Slaves remained slaves in states not in rebellion — such as Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware and Missouri.

The hypocrisy of the Emancipation Proclamation came in for heavy criticism.

Lincoln’s own secretary of state, William Seward, sarcastically said, “We show our sympathy with slavery by emancipating slaves where we cannot reach them and holding them in bondage where we can set them free.”

Lincoln did articulate a view of secession that would have been heartily endorsed by the Confederacy: “Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. … Nor is this right confined to cases in which the whole people of an existing government may choose to exercise it. Any portion of such people that can may revolutionize and make their own of so much of the territory as they inhabit.” Lincoln expressed that view in an 1848 speech in the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting the secession of Texas from Mexico.

Why didn’t Lincoln share the same feelings about Southern secession? Following the money might help with an answer. Throughout most of our nation’s history, the only sources of federal revenue were excise taxes and tariffs. During the 1850s, tariffs amounted to 90 percent of federal revenue.

Southern ports paid 75 percent of tariffs in 1859. What “responsible” politician would let that much revenue go?’

 Walter E. Williams, Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University.

Olddogs Comments!

Comparing the logic of this learned gentleman to that of the assholes we call our leaders it seems to me that he should construct a crew of like persons to infiltrate the congress and senate, then slowly take the rains of this runaway contagion and return America to the original Republic. This is necessary as the people have lost all control of the scumbags now sitting.

SDR Assimilation And Crushing The Banksters


EDITOR’S NOTE:  I am glad that the liberty movement is growing more and more aware of the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights basket system and the globalist desire to use it as a bridge towards a one world currency.  I am also glad that, FINALLY, more people are discussing the reality that the globalists intend to use blockchain technology similar to Bitcoin as a mechanism for a single world monetary unit.  I have been writing about this for years, but it takes a while for these things to run their course through the alternative media.  For my personal analysis on the agenda for a SDR/blockchain based system, read my latest article on the subject entitled ‘The Globalist One World Currency Will Look A Lot Like Bitcoin’.  In the meantime, do absorb this excellent investigative essay from Rory Hall.


Brandon Smith, Founder of Alt-Market

This article was written by Rory Hall and originally published at The Daily Coin

As a lot of you know, Lynette Zang has been under fire after the interview with SGTReport about the ACChain being tied to the SDR. There have been several people to argue that she is 100% wrong and made videos showing what an SDR is, “calling the IMF”, having roundtable discussions and a variety of other attacks from former hard asset community members turned digital profiteers. The question I have is this – when was the last time a policy, bill or law was implemented then shelved and never used for it’s intended purpose? How many of these people have discussed the SDR with the Chief of the SDR or read any of the documents surrounding, not only the Original SDR but the M-SDR? I would venture to say very few or zero. SDR’s have been sitting in a basket since their inception and have not been used for their intended purpose. That, however, is changing.

What about the IMF, in June 2017 as pointed out by The Daily Economist, stating that banks should get into the cryptocurrency space as reported on Investopedia

A June 2017 staff discussion note from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) suggests that banks should consider investing in cryptocurrencies more seriously than they have in the past. According to the IMF staff team responsible for the note, including prominent economists such as Dong He, Ross Leckow, and Vikram Haksar, “rapid advances in digital technology are transforming the financial services landscape.” These members of the IMF feel that such transformations generate new opportunities for consumers as well as service providers and regulators. The ultimate message of the report seems to be one of support for cryptocurrencies, as it outlines some of the ways that the fintech industry might be able to provide solutions for consumers related to trust, security, financial services, and privacy in this area.

Boundaries are Blurring

One of the key findings of the IMF report is that “boundaries are blurring.” This means that the borders between intermediaries, service providers, and markets, previously well-defined, have become blurry with the advent of new technology related to digital currencies and cross-border payments. Along with the blurring of these boundaries, the authors of the report suggest that “barriers to entry are changing.” This does not, however, mean that barriers to entry are universally being lowered. Rather, they are being lowered in some situations but raised for others, particularly “if the emergence of large closed networks reduces opportunities for competition.” Source

There’s nothing more comforting to me than a group of banksters discussing how they are looking out for my well being and my families wealth and security. Once again, not discussing counterfeiting, currency laws or the disruption of these new currencies coming online. Simply discussing how the banksters should embrace them and get on board.

If this doesn’t give you pause, then you are too far gone to address any further. I could care less about “256 bit” this or “528 bit” that – it doesn’t matter – laws and acceptance are what matter. The oligarchs still possess the keys to the kingdom and until they are wrestled out of their hands nothing changes. If someone believes the masses are going to join forces and be labeled a “terrorist” or a “drug dealer” well, you have not been paying attention at all.

As we discussed in 2016 the SDR is coming to the table and it will fulfill its intended purpose – when that will happen is the next question. Building puzzles takes time and, it appears, another large piece of the puzzle has been put into place with the development of the ACChain.

World Bank explains further

“This is a landmark development for China’s bond market and for the SDR as an international reserve asset,” said World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim. “We are very pleased to support China’s growing role in global financial markets. World Bank issuance of SDR bonds in China will support the G-20’s objective of expanding the use of SDRs and help promote the development of China’s domestic capital market. It will also increase Chinese investors’ access to foreign currencies in the domestic bond market, while opening up new opportunities for international investors seeking high-quality investment products in the country.” [emphasis added]

In 2016 China was approved to join the SDR basket of currencies and was also approved to issue the M-SDR bond valued in Renminbi. The initial offering was oversold by 2.5 times the offering – not unusual, but shows people are interested. This means the M-SDR is now out in the market place. Where does it go from here? What are China’s plans, with this M-SDR priced in Renminbi?

This was another, very strong, indication of what is on the horizon and will be unfolding. We are seeing some of the unfolding right now – it happens everyday, just some days experience bigger moves than others.

As we have reported over the past several weeks the Federal Reserve Note (FRN), a.k.a. U.S. dollar, is on life support. The changes that are currently in motion, combined with the policy changes that have been approved, will assure the FRN will no longer be the world reserve currency and this will have a direct impact on you, your family and your wealth. As was stated recently by China’s President, Xi Jingping, it is time for action and time to stop talking.

The next five weeks will mark one of the most significant transformations in the international monetary system in over 30 years. Source

Has anyone bothered to review what has been put in place over the past several years in regards to “freeing” the SDR and moving this monetary nightmare into the global monetary system? Apparently not too many, however, several people are all the sudden some kind of expert on the subject. I am not an expert on SDR’s and do not claim to be. I have, however, dedicated hundreds of hours and tens of thousands of words to research on the subject and feel comfortable in my analysis.

When I interviewed Dr. Warren Coats in 2016, Chief of the SDR, we covered some of the ground that he had been developing and discussing for several years, if not several decades, regarding the use of the SDR at the global level. Did I mention Dr. Coats was the Chief of the SDR at the IMF?

Dr. Warren Coats served on the IMF from 1976 to 2003. He became chief of the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) division in 1983 and remained until he retired. Dr. Coats has more experience with the SDR than anyone else on planet earth. He also knows a little something about currencies after working with well over twenty different countries to either strengthen their currency or develop a new currency. Dr. Coats understands gold and understands gold as money. Source

The SDR has been sitting quietly in the corner awaiting its turn in the spotlight. There will be no grand entrance as that is not how the IMF nor China wishes for this to unfold. Bring as little attention to this situation as possible and simply make it part of everyday life. Or as George Carlin said – Nobody seems to notice, nobody seems to care.

In another article we penned on this subject we noted:

As Dr. Coates describes it in Larry White’s latest article:

“I fully agree that short of a real crisis, developing and expanding the role and use of the SDR will be a gradual step by step process. The development of private SDRs, for example, requires no decisions by the IMF at all if the existing currency basket is used. This was the topic of my “Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the SDR” article.”  —-  Warren Coats

I would ask anyone that questions the SDR’s role in the new ACChain to please re-read the above underlined statement. It may have some bearing on the current arguments that the IMF has not approved the SDR to be used with the ACChain. M-SDR’s are that “private SDR” Dr. Coats references above.

This is part of the overall scheme, as was stated by the World Bank – China is being used, as was the original intent, to bring SDR’s to the citizens and have them folded into the current monetary system with little fanfare and no one really paying attention. By doing so, the current monetary system can be circumvented with almost zero noticeable change to the system.

As the IMF recently stated as one of the goals of de-cashing the nations was to create scenarios where no one even questions what is happening because they do not realize what is happening and they awaken one morning and the cash is all gone. This new system will assist in making that happen – right under your nose.

Who’s excited about the cryptocurrency market? “WOW. I just became a gazillionaire with my shiny new Unicorn fiat cryptocurrency, based-on-faith, backed-by-nothing digital blips on a screen. WoooHoooo” I haven’t heard anything like that recently, have you? “Precious metals suck and I have lost soooooo much money on gold and silver.” Haven’t heard anything like that either, have you? I would argue this is part of the assimilation process, part of the enslavement process to suck more funds out of precious metals and into the new system of enslavement instead of a real system that has been proven to break the backs of the banking cabal throughout all of history.  Since when did a “new currency” break the backs of the banking cabal? Gold, and only gold, has proven to have the fortitude to create real change and crush the banksters.

As we learned in a recent interview conducted by SGTReport, Brad Peters, Sr. Software Engineer, Intel, clearly shows the SDR as part of the code within the ACChain. No it does not show any ties to the IMF, which is not a requirement, but it clearly shows the SDR, which is the real issue that Lynette Zang was bringing to the table during the SGTReport interview just a day prior to the conversation with Brad Peters. jsnip4 also made a video in an attempt to dispel what Ms. Zang had stated. jsnip4, Joe, “called the IMF” to ask about this ACChain and the IMF explained to him they knew nothing about it. Well, why would they when it is not necessary to have the IMF approve the use of the SDR in this manner? Did anyone bother to even think the SDR in the code of the ACChain is tied to the M-SDR bond issued by China and can be freely issued by China? It would appear not.

The conversation continues and I still know that gold is part of the current monetary system and will be part of the future monetary system. What role it will play is yet unknown, but as I have stated time and again, China is not acquiring tons of gold to create more jewelry or produce more coins. The Belt and Road Initiative is not planning on having gold as payment across the “heartland” because they trust nations to do the right thing with their currency. Gold is money and everything else – EVERYTHING ELSE – is credit.

Olddogs Comments!

I pity those who remain unaware of the monetary transformation and wish they would get their selves together and start researching. This eventually will result in totalitarianism never before experienced.