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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Beware! Socialists and Communists in Congress! But Probably You Knew That

By Eddie Howell

A disturbing fact about the Democrats of the United States Congress is that many who identify themselves as “Progressive” or “Liberal” are in fact socialists, and many have strong connections with the Communist Party USA. Some can be identified as Communist Party members.

“Progressive” or “Liberal” doesn't sound as bad to most Americans as “Socialist,” and “Socialist" doesn't sound as bad as “Communist.” But their stands on many issues and many of their goals are identical.

Trevor Loudon's 689-page book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U.S. Congress* is a thoroughly documented and very detailed analysis of its subject, complete with many footnotes, photographs, and quotations. The book was published in 2013 and profiles many individual members of Congress of that time, most of whom are still there, giving their socialist, progressive, and communist connections in detail. See World Net Daily's review here.

America's largest socialist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (or DSA), formerly the Socialist Party of America, is very influential in the Congress, working closely with numerous Senators and Representatives. The DSA lists 70 members of Congress (House and Senate) as its members. The DSA itself is not a political party now, but an activist organization devoted to socialist causes. It is only minimally different from the Communist Party in its policies and methods.

The DSA list includes Bernie Sanders (of course), Dennis Kucinich, John Conyers, Keith Ellison, and 66 more.

The DSA works with many far-left organizations, such as the leftist think tank Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), and many other related socialist and communist organizations addressing the various issues and activities the leftists are interested in.

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Communist Parties are directed by China, Cuba, North Korea, and communists of other countries, including Russia. The communists are now out of power in the former Soviet Union, but their long-established front organizations still exist, and continue to be influential. Communism is far from dead. So members of the Communist Party USA are not loyal to America first, but to those foreign communists calling the shots. To the extent that people in Congress are working for global government, they are not loyal to America either, in the sense that most Americans are. I believe they don't mind compromising America's best interests for socialist causes. People who disagree with them are labeled as bigots, racists, etc.

Democrat members of the “Quad Caucus,” (1209) i.e. the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (some are members of more than one of these), are the most active in socialist and communist activities. Loudon lists the members of each of these as of 2013.

The methods of these people, who are acting to bring down America as a sovereign nation and establish socialism and eventually a world government, resemble the ways of the Fabian Society described in my previous blog article. Rather than promote violent revolution, they prefer gradualism.

For socialists, bringing about change gradually is, in their view, much more likely to succeed than changing things through violence. However, these days they seem willing to put up with increasing violence, as we have seen recently through Black Lives Matter and Antifa. So their opposition to violence is pragmatic rather than a matter of principle. Whatever works would be OK, including arson, rioting, and murder. Through the Fabian Society and others, socialists have pretty well taken over the American educational system. I believe that Loudon's book does not mention the Fabian Society, but there are many similarities to the progressive-socialist-communist methods he documents: Penetrate, infiltrate, and permeate the established institutions. And strike hard when the time is right. Antifa may represent the start of that hard strike on the part of the leftists. The following video was posted on YouTube on September 25, 2017:


According to Loudon, the communists early targeted the labor movement, and by 1995 had managed to exert control over the AFL-CIO, having replaced strongly anti-communist leaders George Meany and Lane Kirkland. Thus their influence is spread over most American labor organizations, including the communist front the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (1355)

Progressives and Socialists in Congress often work with communist front organizations such as Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), which succeeded the Communist Workers Party (CWP). The AAFE is pro-China (1558). Another communist front is the World Peace Council (founded by Soviet communists). Various “peace” organizations are communist-influenced.

Democrat members of Congress have written articles for the People's Weekly World, official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, have spoken at many Communist Party conferences and other events, accompanied communist party members on trips to Cuba and Vietnam, and have been recognized as “non-party friends” in communist publications.

Loudon's material is, I believe, authentic and undeniable. We have a heavy socialist-communist presence in our Congress. It becomes a bit clearer why so many in government have disdain for ordinary non-socialist people (“deplorables,” as Hillary Clinton called them), don't like patriotism, and oppose the military. They support Cuba. They play up anything that can be presented as victimhood, i.e. “oppression” of favored groups. They support the LGBTQ agenda. They don't like conservative Christianity. They don't want anyone complaining about Muslims. They want higher taxes in order to “invest” in social programs at the expense of military spending. They want America to disarm (and thus be weaker than other countries) in the name of “peace,” never considering the concept of “peace through strength.”

Their current projects as of 2017 include destruction of historic statues, destruction of the purpose of the university (political correctness instead of academic achievement), disarming the citizens, and through fear-mongering in regard to conservatism, making socialism fashionable. Most Americans still believe we should follow the Constitution. Socialists want to get rid of it because it restricts government.

Socialists never explain how they are going to produce the workers' paradise. They really can't because no rational economic theory supports it. Socialism is death, leading to hell on earth. One need only look at the socialist empires of the twentieth century, and socialist countries (e.g., Venezuela, North Korea, and Cuba) today to see that. The situation is disturbing, and calls for action to remove these people from office as much and as soon as possible. This will involve dealing with politics. Politics is certainly dealing with us.

Below is a presentation from May 2017 by Mr. Loudon on his book. He spoke in Mission Viejo, CA to a local chapter of Act! for America:




* Trevor Loudon, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists, and Progressives in the U.S. Congress, 2013-2015 Edition, 2013. Las Vegas: Pacific Freedom Foundation, a Nevada Not for Profit Corporation. I read this in Kindle format without page numbers. Numbers in paretheses, bold, and italics are Location numbers for the Kindle ebook.


Thursday, September 28, 2017

How Socialists Are Taking Over America

By Eddie Howell

The present day “Liberal” or “Progressive” movement, owes much, if not most, of its present-day power to the Fabian Society of Britain, and their political offspring, the Fabian Society in the U.S. and its numerous affiliates, past and present. The American left is currently graced by such luminaries as Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer, as well as many other politicians, government bureaucrats, judges, “mainstream journalists” of print and television, plus numerous supporters in the entertainment field, among many others,

The left seems oddly united in purpose, program, and message. This not accidental, but is the result of careful planning over many years, aimed at gradually establishing a world socialist government, by bringing down the United States as a sovereign nation, and making it instead a borderless unit in a world socialist federation under central control of a worldwide authority. The end result would likely be the equivalent of Soviet Communism at its worst, producing tyranny, poverty, and great loss of human life through murder of citizens, famine, wars, etc.

[This would correspond to the end-times Antichrist as described in the Book of Revelation. It is at root a satanic effort, that seems to be proceeding according to schedule. If this is the case, it will be stopped by the return of the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe the mechanisms necessary for the setting up of the end-time temporary rule of the Antichrist are already in place to a great extent, but the further discussion here will focus on secular events which, if not stopped won't be long in destroying America as a sovereign nation.]

The Fabian movement, and its soulmate, the organization known as Americans for Democratic Action, have managed to place selected and trained individuals in positions of responsibility in government, arts and letters, and numerous other places of responsibility and power, starting very modestly, and working mainly through college professors and friendly politicians, economists and others. Thus the levers of power are now largely in the hands of socialists, who avoid calling themselves socialists, for fear of public rejection.

An early logo of the British Fabians contained a drawing representing a wolf in sheep's clothing, since that is how they viewed themselves. They used the words democratic and liberal instead of socialist. Their plans have been largely successful because few people outside the Fabian movement knew what was going on, and those who reported on it were few and not widely read by the British or American people. Most people trust the authorities and do not bother with a lot of political reading.

I have been among those who, although having heard of Fabian socialism, and that it was a group trying to bring about socialism gradually by peaceful means, had no idea what they have actually accomplished. We certainly are not reading much about them in the MSM, and they would probably act offended if you called their ideas socialist. Conservative news and opinion outlets rarely if ever mention them, but they actually constitute the greatest threat to America outside of a nuclear attack.
The following is a brief list of their goals:
  1. To undermine American independence and power as a sovereign nation.
  2. To weaken our economy through large deficit spending and unmanageable debt.
  3. Through a globalist economic structure, to move American jobs and resources to other countries.
  4. To increase American foreign aid and get little in return.
  5. To work toward a more massive welfare state, culminating in global socialism under a strong central authority.
  6. To promote massive immigration, legal or illegal, i.e. open borders.
  7. To promote contentious political quarrels that result in civil unrest.
  8. To avoid harm to socialist or communist countries.
The current Fabian symbol is no longer a wolf in sheep's clothing, but a tortoise with the words “When I strike, I strike hard.” And it seems to be poised to strike harder soon.


The Fabians, who control the Labour Party in Britain, managed to establish socialism in the 1940s and came close to wrecking the British economy and bankrupting the country. By 1950, the people were ready for a different administration, and were tired and impoverished by the socialists' attempt at creating a workers' paradise. But of course, the socialists placed much blame on the American economy, despite the fact that America had provided them many gifts of money and other items, although it could not continue to do so. Socialism doesn't work!

The early Fabians virtually idolized Stalin and the Soviet Union, conveniently overlooking the bloodbath of the Russian Revolution and ongoing atrocities. The Fabians never put up any serious opposition to communism. Fabian leaders visited Moscow and came back with glowing reports.

Prominent Fabians in Britain included Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Clement Atlee, and Harold Wilson.
Prominent American Fabians included Dean Acheson, Harry Hopkins, Dean Rusk, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adlai Stevenson, Margaret Mead, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., and Walter Lippman, among others, and numerous “cooperators.” Rose L. Martin has several lists of names in the appendices of her book Fabian Freeway (see below).

Whatever their organizational affiliations may be, most leading Democrat politicians and leftists in general would probably feel at home among Fabian socialists, and are working, wittingly or not, toward Fabian goals.

The obvious reason for the leftists' hysterical hate campaign against Donald Trump is that he is now the main obstacle to American adoption of full-on globalism. This will likely continue until Trump is out of the picture or until Trump prevails and the globalists are defeated. This will take a political awakening on the part of American patriots to the dangers, and probably will require a spiritual awakening in America also. We should pray for President Trump and pray that the socialists will be defeated.

Recommended reading:
Rose L. Martin, Fabian Freeway: The High Road Road to Socialism in the U.S.A., with foreword by Loyd Wright. Belmont, MA: Western Islands, 1966. This book is available free in PDF format at Mises.org. It is very detailed and well-documented.

John T. Flynn, The Road Ahead: America's Creeping Revolution. New York: The Devin-Adair Company, 1949. This is an earlier book, written around the time socialism was threatening the collapse of Britain, and warned that socialism was making such headway in America as to be a very serious threat. Also available free at Mises.org in PDF format.


Edward R. Pease, The History of the Fabian Society. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, 1906. This one can be considered an official Fabian Society publication. This book was available free at Amazon.com in Kindle format on 09/28/2017.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

On Progressive Hurricane Politics

Photo: Pexel.com
By Eddie Howell

To relieve the monotony of their mostly rigid socialist/fascist ideology, “progressives” vary in their opinions and statements depending on their jobs and, of course, personalities. There seems to be a range of ideas, for instance, about the deadly hurricanes the U.S. is currently experiencing. Jennifer Lawrence, beautiful, talented, and quite likable actress has come up with the profound statement that the hurricanes are a punishment (Mother Nature's wrath) for electing Trump. That must have required some deep thinking.

Show-biz people often use the platforms they've earned as entertainers to make proclamations about serious subjects, sometimes well, as in PSAs for hunger relief. Often, these days, not so well, as lashing out against President Trump and any and every thing having to do with him or his associates. For example, [momentarily off the topic of hurricanes] George Clooney was showing his own obnoxiousness by calling Steve Bannon a “failed f***ing screenwriter,” with further obscene comments about him. Way to go, George, diminishing yourself and your industry in the minds of decent people. But Hollywood isn't big on decency these days. Would that have anything to do with the decline of the movie business?

Leftist commentators keep looking for something in Trump's disaster response to criticize, as they did, mercilessly and unfairly, to George W. Bush when Katrina struck. So far, the governments' response seems to be going about as well as could be expected.

The perceived link of the hurricanes to “climate change” is, of course, irresistible to the leftists. Their thought leaders will milk every possible drop out of this disaster. Their followers will go along. But the sad truth, inconveniently, is that mankind is not responsible for anything significant to do with the climate. And mankind can do nothing to change it. It's enough to just clean up the pollution from the environment, which has been a pretty successful effort, and must be ongoing. 

Climate change is seen as a cash cow to governments who want to use it as an excuse to raise taxes, issue onerous laws and regulations, which would impoverish the citizens and enrich the top politicians and their cronies (Solyndra on steroids). It would do nothing positive to affect the climate. If you really want to do something positive about the environment, focus on preventing nuclear, chemical, and biological war. The climate-change agenda is a rat-hole not worthy of pouring good money into. But the elites would appreciate it.

Speaking of whom, the reptilian (metaphorically) globalist leaders would use climate change (See Agenda 21) as the excuse for confiscating money and property, and eliminating freedoms, while achieving nothing for the environment or anything else. These people include, but are not limited to, the Clintons, Barack Obama, George Soros, and other Alynski-ites with Orwellian plans.

In fact, the experience of witnessing people helping people in the hurricane flooding brings, to some, a renewed sense of unity, and faith in the human spirit. But to the progressives, everything's political, right down to Melania Trump's shoes. Her critics merely show their own bullying personalities and vindictive natures. As do virtually all the left's leaders and spokespeople these days in their frenzied hate campaign against President Donald Trump.


But occasionally, their comments, such as some by Rep. Maxine Waters, can be useful as comic relief.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Confederophobes and Others of the Obnoxious Left Just Get Worse

They talk about President Donald Trump's mental health. Trump is quite normal, and the “psychiatrists” who claim otherwise ought to check themselves first. It's entirely political and not medical. The mantra the left is putting out about Trump's mental health is simply an application of a well-known communist tactic: accuse your opponents of being mentally unfit and lock them away.

The leftists display more signs of mental maladjustment than Trump ever will. But we must regard them as rationally employing carefully plotted schemes to damage and eventually destroy America. It is plain that the radical left has no respect or regard for the American people and would willingly beat, maim and kill whomever they wish, if they could get away with it. People who plan to be anywhere near an Antifa demonstration or event probably need to arm themselves. And as Mr. Trump suggested to a police group, about dealing with gangs, the same should go for Antifa gangs: Be forceful and don't be too nice.

The Confederophobes (now expanding their destructive efforts to statues that predate the Confederacy) continue vandalizing statues, including one of Thomas Jefferson at the University of Virginia, a school which Jefferson founded, as reported by the Charlottesville Daily Progress.


Columbus statue in Manhattan's
Columbus Circle
Further, CBS News reports that New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may order the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus from Manhattan's Columbus Circle. Would the circle be renamed?

Obviously, the left isn't satisfied just to go after the Confederacy, which is suddenly dangerous 150 years after it ended, or even back to the Founding Fathers, but now back to Columbus. They would probably like to completely erase the history of white civilization back to Ancient Rome and before. What about Julius Caesar and Emperor Constantine? The Vatican Swiss Guard said it's just a matter of time before ISIS strikes the Vatican.

ISIS may have to get in line behind leftists like Antifa. The left has no love for Christians – or Jews.

Antifa has a cell in Philadelphia which openly advocates violence against police and seizure of property. A Daily Caller article begins,
An armed Antifa group is launching a new cell in Philadelphia, with support from the “alt-left” alternative media.
 The group currently hosts anti-police workshops called “Our Enemies in Blue,” The group draws inspiration from convicted murderers and calls for violence against the police, theft of goods, and armed insurrection. [Emphasis added]
How can this go on without action from DHS, DOJ, and local law enforcement? This is a terrorist organization. This is incitement to violence. But, of course, the left loves Antifa and tries to justify them. As a group, Antifa is more violent, and no better, than the neo-Nazis and white supremacists. They are openly communist. Communists are generally looking toward a violent revolution.

Black Lives Matter, as reported in another Daily Caller story, claims Trump is practicing genocide on a par with Hitler. This claim is in addition to their absurd demand that white people give their homes to black and brown families. This lying claim and ridiculous demand show that BLM is desperately trying to undermine America. The unhinged left is absolutely trying to destroy America's past and create a bleak, ignorant, and poor future under communism. This is being guided by wealthy globalists like George Soros, whose megabucks finance Confederophobes, Antifa thugs, BLM, and other subversive, seditious, and treasonous operations. Soros should be in prison, but is protected by Democrat politicians as well as his own wealth.

Mr. Trump has strong support among his voters and among Republicans. His approval rating is well above that of Congress. Congressional members who want to impeach him should bear that in mind.



Further reading:
Cole Davis, “We must stop the erasure of our Confederate monuments,” The Plainsman, 08/25/2017.
Excellent article.

Photo: The statue of Christopher Columbus by Gaetano Russo in the middle of Columbus Circle in Manhattan, New York City -- a gift to the city from Italian-Americans.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The Dumbing Down of America Is Now on the Fast Track

By Eddie Howell

Recent news items:

10 Statues Liberals Want to Destroy” (Newsmax)
They include Mount Rushmore.

ESPN: Decision to Remove Asian Broadcaster Robert Lee from Calling Plays for UVA Game ‘Felt Right’” (CNS News)
Looks like a story from The Onion, but isn't.

BLM Leader Demands White People Give Their Houses to Black Families” (MRC-TV)
So silly it doesn't merit a comment, but this is supposed to be some intelligent person making the demand. And some are taking it seriously, I suppose.

Al Gore's Hype” (Jewish World Review)
Will he get another Nobel Prize or Oscar for this?

Above are referenced just a few of the ridiculous things I believe show that the Dumbing Down of America is picking up speed.

The response to President Trump's reported comments after the Charlottesville tragedy show that now, many news items and events depend on Mr. Trump's statements of the day – in this instance massive criticism and claims that Trump didn't condemn neo-Nazism and white supremacy when he did. But truth means little to the MSM.

The following video features Greg Gutfeld of Fox News on how the media covered the events at Charlottesville:


The full-on anti-Trump hate campaign is not just politics – it's evil. The objective of its puppeteers, like George Soros and other globalists, is to destroy not only Donald Trump, but America as well. The duped individuals who are going along with this nasty business have been radicalized in a very similar way to jihadist radicals.

It is an anti-knowledge, anti-academic, anti-white, anti-human, and anti-freedom campaign aimed at establishing historical ignorance and stoking hate and fear among different groups. When you erase history, that is a form of dumbing down. It is plain dumb to be “intimidated” by a Civil War statue. But these protesters against the Confederacy are being led to think that somehow these statues pose a danger to them. The Civil War ended 150 years ago. Thanks to the Democrats' support of Jim Crow laws and the Ku Klux Klan, racial discrimination and hatred continued. But the progress made in the decades since has been remarkable. Few people seriously advocate or support racism. And slavery is unthinkable.

The globalists and Democrats, deeply stung by Hillary Clinton's loss, have embarked on a seditious campaign to get rid of President Donald Trump. Anything they don't like must be caused by “racism.”
But the racists are most numerous among “Progressive” politicians and race hustlers. Their racism exceeds anyone else's. Black Lives Matter (by the way, do black lives matter in Chicago?) and Al Sharpton stand out, along with politicians who make a campaign out of falsely accusing Donald Trump of racism. But politically, that's about all they have. They have no ideas or program proposals that would improve things for the American people. Those at the top of this movement are not interested in economic prosperity. They are interested in socialism and bringing down the Constitution, and enforcing political correctness.

The goal of socialism is socialism. The end result of the globalists' and “Progressives'” plans would be the end of any restraint on things dear to them, such as forced redistribution, world government, more abortion, and more of many other forms of death. You can be assured that the Democrat leadership and the anti-Trump leaders care nothing for the American middle class or the American people in general. They don't love America, they hate America.

As I have said before, the “loyal opposition” is no longer loyal. America would be better off in the hands of the mafia than the globalists and “Progressives.” The Anti-Trump movement is led by people who want to destroy American history and transform America into a third-world hellhole. This they are attempting partly by deceiving people into thinking that in America as it is today, they are and always will be victims. In fact, the poor in America would be considered very well off in many countries. But the progress of the years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in race relations, which has been considerable in terms of education, economic opportunity, and social acceptance of all races, is being systematically destroyed by people falsely claiming to want better race relations. What they really want is to stir up as much trouble and confusion as possible, in order to curtail freedom and physically remove or destroy what and whom they don't like.

The tragedy is that good people can be corrupted and taken in by the Big Lie of the globalists. That is what is taking place in many universities, political bodies, and in our streets. The antifa thugs are truly no better, and in some ways worse, than the despicable white supremacists they claim to oppose. They show their lack of courage by wearing masks, and their cowardice and viciousness by attacking defenseless people. For these people to claim to be anti-fascist is a stupid, ironic, and sick joke. It's amazing that anyone would accept that ridiculous idea. They are actually demonstrating fascism. They are simply the black shirts of the globalists who are paying them. But Saul Alinsky would be proud.

Further reading: L. Brent Bozell III, "The Media Normalize the Antifa Extreme," Jewish World Review, 08/23/2017.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Battle Lines

By Eddie Howell

As if the sickening movement to remove all traces of the Confederacy weren't already bad enough, now, “activists” want to change the name of USC's mascot, the horse Traveler, because its name is similar to that of Robert E. Lee's horse Traveller.

General Robert E. Lee on his horse Traveller


Of course, if its name is Traveler, that must mean it's an evil horse of hate and racism. Also, the horse's color happens to be white. This probably makes it doubly evil. Maybe it should be replaced by a colorful donkey to represent the Democrat Party. This whole business is now beyond idiotic. Again, another thing showing that colleges are becoming the stupidest places in America.

This anti-history movement is not only anti-Confederate, it is anti-American, and ultimately anti-human. Let's erase the parts of history we don't like. Well, I'm not fond of the growth of criminal gangs during Prohibition. Should I therefore advocate removal of all traces of Al Capone? He wasn't really a very nice guy. I'm not a fan of Woodrow Wilson. Can we expunge him from our history? He re-segregated the military and was a bully, a dictator, and an unapologetic racist. Oh, but wait, he was a Democrat. Of course it was Democrats who started and supported the KKK and opposed the 1964 Civil Rights Act. But that was OK, because they were Democrats.

George Orwell's 1984 oppressor, Big Brother, believed that whoever controls the past controls the future, and whoever controls the present controls the past. Revising history is a popular tool of dictators.

A major point I'm trying to make is that taking down Confederate monuments will do nothing to stop racism, and could very well provoke more. It's an insult to the people of the South whose ancestors fought for a cause they believed in, which encompassed more than slavery. Very few, a very tiny minority, today, believe that slavery was OK or that white supremacy is a good thing. The slavery issue was settled at great cost and so should no longer be an issue. The fact that it existed should not be hidden, however. The Orwellian movement to remove Confederate reminders, whether monuments or things named after Confederate figures smacks of the Soviets' actions to remove disliked persons from the historical record, as though they never existed. It is not substantially different from Big Brother's memory hole in 1984.

The whole business is a threat to our constitutional rights of free speech and free expression, and is sometimes a provocation to violence. As reprehensible as the neo-Nazis and KKK are, they are a very tiny minority in America. Whatever threat they might represent can readily be countered by law enforcement. But the left isn't satisfied unless they can demean America and stir up needless controversy. The masked antifa thugs are exactly that – thugs – like Mussolini's black shirts or Hitler's brown shirts. They themselves are about as fascist as you can get. Their purpose is to bully and harass and beat, and possibly murder people and destroy property in the name of – what? They are definitely no better than any of their opponents. Any attempt to intellectually defend or justify what they do is actually laughable.

Of course, race hustlers like Black Lives Matter and Al Sharpton want to shake down anyone they can over false accusations and threats. And many legitimate conservative organizations are labeled by the despicable Southern Poverty Law Center as “hate groups,” while few organizations on their list are more hateful than they.

The globalists pulling the strings of this sorry business may find that America is not Europe. We are serious about freedom and constitutional rights. We care about our heritage. We regret slavery. We're against racism and white (or any other racial) supremacy. We don't hate Jews or any other minority. We don't, as a people, condone violence in the streets. But Americans have been and are willing to fight against tyranny, against globalism, and against socialism – and actual fascism (a form of socialism). Americans have generally been quiet about these abuses, but we won't be pushed too far. The election of Donald Trump and the rejection of Hillary Clinton should demonstrate that there is a limit to how much we will take from the adversaries of freedom or the corrupt Swamp.


Also, no one should rejoice over Mr. Trump's troubles. He will be fine. His voters still support him, and his opponents will lose support among the American people because of their hysterical hatred of the president and their disdain for his supporters, and America in general.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thoughts on the Charlottesville Tragedy

By Eddie Howell

The tragedy of Charlottesville is multifaceted event with plenty of blame to go around. Few except the neo-Nazis themselves would justify the obvious evil of racism or white supremacy. But President Trump is right to recognize there is blame on many sides.

The leftist governor of Virginia and the leftist mayor of Charlottesville want to blame Mr. Trump for the troubles, but they themselves failed to the point that many injuries took place and a life was needlessly lost. A Washington Examiner editorial puts a spotlight on this:

Ahead of the event, the Washington Examiner's Tom Rogan warned against the city's attempt to relocate the Nazis from their desired place of protest. He pointed out that the more sensible course would be to allow them to protest in Emancipation Park as a way to contain them and keep the counter-protestors away from them.
The authorities instead chose to allow the warring factions to intermingle, with predictable results. Charlottesville became a small war zone. Making matters much worse, the police were apparently ordered to stand by as the various factions beat each other bloody.
Further, the editorial details how the governor and mayor failed to protect the First Amendment free speech rights or the neo-Nazi organizer, who was chased away from his press conference. The ones who received a permit to protest the removal of a statue were attacked by people who had no permit, and should not have been there.

It is obvious that neither Governor Terry McAuliffe nor Mayor Mike Signer understands the First Amendment, although both have likely taken an oath to protect the Constitution. They doubled down on their failures. People want to say hate speech is not free speech, but actually it is protected by the First Amendment, as firmly established in Supreme Court cases. If these people don't have free speech rights, no one else does either.

As for the person who killed a woman and injured several other people, his day in court is coming. The hate in the heart of someone who would do this is evil indeed. But it's too bad some common-sense precautions weren't taken which could have prevented this from happening.

Further, as Mr. Trump suggested, there were “fine people” there to protest also, and also among the counter-protesters. You don't have to be a racist or white supremacist to oppose the removal of historic statues or any Confederate monuments. As Condoleeza Rice pointed out, hiding history is not a good thing.



There is hate on “many sides,” as Mr. Trump said. But the strongest hate in America today appears to be the hysterical leftist hate campaign against President Trump.

Friday, August 4, 2017

The Election of Donald Trump was the Best Political Event since the '80s

By Eddie Howell

Among other things, the election of President Donald J. Trump was a well-deserved political poke in the eye to the globalists and “ruling class,” an encouragement to many who hadn't been voting, and a spotlight on issues the establishment has refused to deal with for generations. Trump is emphatically showing the progressives how out of touch they have been, although they're refusing to get the message. If he didn't upset all their apple carts, he shook them vigorously. It was certainly the most interesting, entertaining, and meaningful election season in decades. “America First!” What a concept! “Make America Great Again!” What a goal!

I believe the impact of the election was and is far greater than a simple change of parties. It's a serious episode in a titanic struggle. Is Trump strong enough, and are his principles appealing enough to the American people to stave off the unflinching and unending attempt to destroy him?

I am an admirer of President Trump, though I believe I could offer him some constructive criticism, as some others have. Overall, I would say, let Trump be Trump, he's going to anyway. My concerns at present include these: (1) All Obama appointees should be removed from the government as soon as possible, even if they can't be immediately replaced. (2) Continue to stand firm against the fake news media and the Democrat hate campaign. (3) Consider firing Robert Mueller and ending the whole Russia “investigation” immediately and getting rid of everyone Mueller has hired. (4) As for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, I believe that it was a mistake to keep criticizing Sessions. Don't alienate your best ally in the government.

I suggest asking Mr. Sessions to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Robert Mueller and his investigation. See if anything illegal can be found. Hire dozens of lawyers and investigators. Empanel a grand jury. Look in every nook and cranny, and under every rock until you find something.* That's exactly what Mueller is doing to Trump. Mueller is anything but a disinterested party as he goes after the president. I think his legacy will be (and certainly should be) that instead of being a fair investigator, he is a simply a partisan political hack.

*A touch of sarcasm, I think.

(By the way, doesn't referring a case to a grand jury generally happen after criminal charges have been filed?)

But I digress. Back to some things suggested by this article's title, the election of Trump has been very beneficial in many ways, such as:


  1. Hillary Clinton is not president. This is a great accomplishment, keeping Hillary and her criminal enterprises out of the White House. But the main thing about it is keeping the progressive/socialist/globalist approach to government out of the White House.
  2. The economy is bouncing back. Employment, corporate profits, and productivity are on the upswing, and the trade deficit is heading downward. None of this would be happening under Hillary, who would be pressing for ever-higher taxes, greater spending, more regulations, endlessly more “refugees,” and an end to gun rights. Upon her taking office, we would have seen the start of a new and worse recession.
  3. Trump is staying generally conservative on the social issues, where Hillary would double down on support of snowflakes, Black Lives Matter, Planned Parenthood, gender changing, etc.
  4. More ordinary people are paying attention to politics and noticing the hypocrisy and corruption of the deliberately out-of-touch left, whose main loyalty is to the globalist and socialist elites and not to the working people of America, or even America herself.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Can and Should Trump End Mueller's Witch Hunt Now?

By Eddie Howell

Will President Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller? Can he? There are plenty of opinions being currently published addressing these questions. What would be the results of firing Mueller? Or the results of not firing him?

My own thoughts on this begin with the fact, as I believe it is a fact, that the Mueller investigation is a sham, a charade, and a witch hunt designed to destroy Donald Trump. It is an investigation in search of a crime. It is entirely unfair to the president and harmful to America. It is a drain on American taxpayers' money and resources which should be used to go after actual criminals.

Liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz has interesting comments on the problems of special counsel investigations and prosecutors going too far in looking for a crime in violation of the rights of people they are investigating. (YouTube video dated 07/22/2017)



Peter Beinart at The Atlantic thinks that the Trump team may regard firing Mueller as a good move, and I think that's probably correct. An article by Doyle McManus in The Los Angeles Times says, as do others, that if Trump moved to fire Mueller, it would bring on a constitutional crisis. A New York Times article headline says “Trump Can't Just Fire Mueller,”

It's in the interest of the Anti-Trump Witch Hunt to say that Trump can't fire Mueller and that if he did (or tried), it would bring on dire consequences. The Swamp seems to think the Trump presidency could not survive an attempt to fire Mueller, and hopes that if he doesn't fire the special counsel, Mueller will dig up enough dirt, real or imagined, to force Trump out and destroy his life as much as possible.

So, as Trump understands, regarding the Mueller investigation, he (Trump) is between a rock and a hard place. Should he suffer the consequences of removing Mueller now, or wait until Mueller announces his findings, which, whatever the facts may be, will be designed to damage Trump as much as possible. Trump, in making a decision to fire or not to fire, must choose between those two alternatives. Or so it seems to me.

I do not accept the statement that Trump cannot legally fire Mueller. His army of lawyers can figure out how to manipulate and exploit the regulations to accomplish Mueller's firing legally and effectively. The president has authority concerning regulations and their enforcement. He is head of the Executive Branch of government. Mueller is under the authority of the Executive Branch. The legal niceties can certainly be dealt with and the firing accomplished if the president decides to do it. What Mr. Trump must be concerned about is which choice is the better in terms of risk of damage to himself and America. Most of his voters still support him strongly. GOP members of Congress may speak against firing Mueller, but most Republican voters would support it, understanding that Mueller's role is simply part of the Swamp's hysterical hate campaign to destroy Trump, facts or no facts.

A Politico article by Matthew Nussbaum lists ways Trump could fire Mueller. It is not true that Trump can't fire Mueller. The article also suggests that if he did, Congress could bring back an independent counsel statute and bring back Mueller to continue, beyond Trump's grasp.

Congress would have to have a veto-proof majority for that to happen.

Another idea for Trump, if he wants to fire Mueller, might be to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself and fire Mueller. Then shut down the FBI Russia investigation.

The globalists and establishment denizens of the Swamp are determined to get rid of Trump, and they very well may yet do it whether Trump fires Mueller or not. But they may also be making a very big mistake if they think they can defeat Trump easily.

I would like see Mueller shown the exit. I think Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired as well. I hope he won't fire Sessions. But the only one who can or should make a final decision about firing Mueller is President Trump. It's not a question of whether he can do it, but, for the sake of his presidency and America, whether he should.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Road to Destruction

By Eddie Howell

The leftists try to portray President Trump as a divisive figure. They try to blame him for the turmoil in Washington, when they bear much more responsibility than he. The left is orchestrating an unprecedented hate campaign against the president in an attempt to destroy him and his presidency. In doing this, they are employing tactics not unlike the left-wing revolutionaries of the 1960's complete with criminal acts including threats of violence against the president by public figures, approval of violent rioting by “antifa” paid thugs, and illegal leaks of classified information.The criminal activity is on the left, not the right. Yet the Democrats keep chasing their dream of some kind of Trump collusion with Russia which, they hope, would lead to impeachment, or worse.

The violence mentioned is directed at Trump supporters who dare to speak up in public against the leftist criminal element which currently still has charge of much of Washington, D.C. Democrats do their best to delay and stop Trump's agenda items at every turn. Even the GOP establishment is frequently showing themselves to be a true part of the D.C. Swamp. The loyal opposition is no longer loyal, to their duties or to America. Through the Clintons and other avenues, the Democrats likely have more shady foreign connections than Trump would ever have. Nothing has been proven thus far from Mueller and the Anti-Trumpers' Witch Hunt, which so far has only succeeded in harassing people, at great public expense.

I believe President Trump should put an immediate end to Mueller's employment and the whole sham “Russia” investigation. Get FBI top officials who will go after the real criminals Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton – and give James Comey and Loretta Lynch a thorough going over. Get all this junk cleared up so the government can do its job.

The Trump agenda is being delayed by GOP senators as well as Democrats. Mr. McConnell should know by now that the “nuclear option” in the Senate should be employed for all matters. The “filibuster” as currently structured is more of a joke than it is something that befits a deliberative body. It allows the minority to stop legislation with minimal effort and little to no reason.

Given the left's continual pounding against Trump by every available means, what are ordinary Americans supposed to think? That this unbearable conduct should be allowed to continue without any protest? The left, in lockstep, is demonstrating fascist tactics from the highest levels of the Democratic Party on down to the terrorist antifa rioters. When George Soros or some other high-up communist gives the order, the leftist operatives, useful idiots, and so-called journalists of fake news go into attack mode. What is supposed to pass for news is propaganda coordinated with the leftist bosses. It is entirely reasonable to question the patriotism of these people. It appears to be severely lacking. Policy differences cannot account for what they are doing. They are out for destruction.

It should be obvious by now that the Democrat leadership*, as a whole, cares nothing for the American working people or the economy. “America First” is a major turn-off for them. They want to protect, promote, and celebrate every evil thing in our nation, from Islamic terrorism to sexual perversion, to anti-police violence, and whatever anti-American and anti-white thing there is. They want a fascistic system that punishes anything that goes outside of political correctness and makes mandatory whatever supports their radical ideas. This is true fascism. They want an economy based on corporatism with the government in charge. They want to penalize any kind of financial success of legitimate business.

They want socialism, which is the opposite of freedom and is the engine of death. The death culture they support demonstrates a lack of concern for human life despite their attempts to present themselves as compassionate, caring people. 


And what if they succeed and the Swamp prevails? The globalists will run America. Angela Merkel and her ilk will have more control of the U.S. than our elected representatives. Sharia law will be enshrined, borders will be open to all, jobs will disappear and government dependency will increase. The United Nations will have more say-so than our Constitution and structural changes to government will be engineered to silence criticism and conservative influence. Following this would be a catastrophic collapse, with other and hostile countries coming in to pick up the pieces and rule where people had not the courage or moral fiber to maintain our Republic. Meanwhile the globalist elites would sit back and laugh. 

May God deliver us from that kind of fate. Whatever happened to “Give me liberty or give me death!”?





Photo:  Fuel to the Fire
News: Young men throw bottles of beer at burning vehicles as a riot ensues after the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, April 27, 2015. Gray died April 19 from a severe spinal injury that allegedly occurred while in police custody. Looting and riots broke out in Baltimore after the funeral. The Maryland governor declared a state of emergency. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston.

*Update to correct -- "Democrat leadership" originally read "Democrats." Most Democrats care about working American, and many are working Americans. Apologies.



Saturday, July 1, 2017

Anti-Trump Leaders Must Be Viewed with Suspicion

By Eddie Howell

The Democratic Party of today bears little resemblance to the party of previous years. Although its power-grabbing ways can be traced further back than Woodrow Wilson (later, FDR and LBJ), its present unholy alliance with international globalism and anti-capitalism/socialism/communism surpasses any radical tendencies of previous generations.

There are some Democrats who love America and want to preserve our nation and its constitution. But too many have joined the hysterical push to remove Donald Trump at all costs. Donald Trump represents the main resistance to globalism and the main political force for American sovereignty and liberty. Two big heroes of Democrat radicalism today (besides the Clintons) are the late Saul Alinsky and the still-kicking international criminal George Soros. Their track records speak for themselves to anyone who wishes to pay attention.

It is the Democrats and their cronies the mainstream media who have been producing and promoting images and talk of violence against President Trump and his supporters. Their approval of Black Lives Matter and street violence demonstrate their lack of restraint. The shooting of Rep. Scalise at the baseball practice field was a predictable consequence of the Democrats' “resistance” agenda. Their demonic effort to remove Trump from office is a far cry from civil political debate and discourse. No reasonable discussion can be had with many of these radicalized zealots. They have become like terrorists and terrorism supporters when it comes to Mr. Trump.

I am not connected with the organization of Alex Jones (Infowars.com), but I recognize there is truth in what he says about the situation we face in America. The following video illustrates some of the things this article is about, especially in regard to the mainstream media and their very distrurbing efforts against President Trump. His tweets in response are mild considering the unending barrage of fake news trash thrown his way daily.



The leftists have insulted Mr. Trump's supporters, virtually half the country, without let-up. The are not concerned with anyone or anything other than their own rabid political goal, in which they're joined by Hollywood celebrities, and, worse, by academics who are corrupting their young charges in many colleges, universities, and public schools. President Trump and his supporters must remain steadfast and not give in. They must also be aware of the security risks the Democrats and their mindless followers pose to Mr. Trump, and his supporters, and the general public. Rioters must be dealt with decisively, and sufficient force must be brought to bear just to maintain public safety. People who beat up others must be punished. College students and professors who commit crimes must be brought to justice.

Citizens should demand that colleges that abuse the rights of their students, faculty, invited guests, or the public should be sanctioned by defunding, boycotting, and other appropriate means. What the globalist elites want, and what the hysterical anti-Trumpers are working toward (some unwittingly) is somehow forcing Trump from office, then getting our country put under some level of martial law. The globalist elites do not care what the human costs of all this will be. The public stands in the way of their takeover. Provoking war is one option they are willing to consider. Will there be an American Tiananmen Square? Those string-pullers at the top wouldn't mind. They could put the FEMA camps we read about to use as prisons and concentration camps for our citizens without batting an eye.

The globalists and their dupes have no regard for Americans' well being. The gang members and jihadists could be used, and some other countries have no particular regard for America if they're not getting what they want from us.

At this point, we do have a chance to prevail over chaos and destruction. The fact that Donald Trump, and not Hillary Clinton, was elected represents an opportunity for America to be preserved, albeit through some weird and troubling times. There must be some recognition of the dangers by the American people, many of whom want little to do with politics. But we must keep in mind what some wise person said: “You may not take an interest in politics, but politics may very well take an interest in you.” I do not believe the worst is inevitable. But the threat is there.

The American people still have some regard for what America is supposed to represent: freedom, virtue, justice, and truth.

People need to be praying every day for America, for our president, his administration and supporters, and for those deceived citizens who are making themselves adversaries of our nation. As we celebrate Independence Day, we should reflect on its real meaning to our country, and the great things that are at stake.

Friday, June 30, 2017

What's Happened to America's Founding Principles?


 

Has America improved over the years in light of its Founders' intentions and the founding documents? With the founding of a nation unique in the world in its governing philosophy, has the nation been faithful to its ideals? A compelling explanation of what has happened over these years to the American Founders' vision is discussed in Angelo Codevilla's three-part series called “Progression – or Degeneracy?” These essays discuss philosophical and practical topics, and their message commands attention.

The essays appear at American Greatness.

The above link is to the first part, where you will find links to the second and third parts. It is worthwhile reading and valuable food for thought. I had not been aware of this website until today, and I have added it to my list of “Interesting Links.” Enjoy and think.
–  E.H.
 



Illustration: Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull, 1819 (Wikipedia)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bernie Sanders on Trump: It's Sanders Who Shouldn't Be Believed

By Eddie Howell

Michael Walsh of Yahoo News reported on Bernie Sanders' remarks during a discussion at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., on June 22.

Is Senator Bernie Sanders correct that President Donald Trump's “authoritarianism” is a threat to American democracy? Hardly. American democracy, in terms of people saying and doing what they like, voting as they like with honest results, and worshiping as they like, indeed the whole Bill of Rights appears to be in quite good shape. Of course the Tenth Amendment hasn't been respected by government in the last century, and more, with few exceptions. But Trump has had little influence on that.

Sanders obviously prefers the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to those of Donald Trump.

Sanders says no president has told as many “outrageous and blatant lies” as Trump. Really? It would take quite a few misstatements of fact to equal Obama's blatant lie, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. If you like your plan, you can keep your plan. Period.” He used that one to sell a destructive health care power grab that a majority of Americans never wanted. Plenty of other lies came from Obama, enough to make Trump look like a faithful Boy Scout.

A few more of Obama's many lies, as listed by Western Journalism in an article by Derrick Hollenbeck, dated September 4, 2012, are the following:

Obama said there has never been a better friend of Israel in the White House, and also “In May 2011, Obama asked G8 member nations to fund the Arab Spring counties who are clearly on their way to planning an all-out attack on Israel.”

“Obama lied and said that there would not be public funding of abortions under Obamacare.” Further,
Remember Obama telling us there would be no earmarks in his 2009 stimulus package? He lied. The bill had over 9,000 earmarks in it; and of course, it failed to deliver even a small improvement for our economy.
And those are just in his first term.

Authoritarianism? When a president uses his legitimate authority, which is considerable, that is not authoritarianism. If you want examples of authoritarianism, consider Democrat presidents. Woodrow Wilson made it illegal to criticize the government or the World War I effort. Barack Obama legislated immigration policies contrary to statute, after previously stating, correctly, that he lacked the authority to do so. His pen and phone were used to usurp congressional authority, but Congress made no real attempt to stop him. They simply criticized him, and filed a few lawsuits.

Trump's efforts with executive orders are mostly aimed at undoing Obama's abuses and keeping his own campaign promises, within existing law, in the fields of immigration, regulations and others.

Largely by his own authoritarian policies, Obama had America set up to suffer his “third term” in the presidency of Hillary Clinton, had she been elected as expected. Fortunately, the election of Trump has, in my opinion, saved America from globalism and a calamitous collapse, at least temporarily.

Also, contrary to Mr. Sanders' statement, President Trump's statement that the “mainstream media” is “fake news,” not to be believed, is quite true in the realm of political news, especially in “reporting” on Donald Trump. It is blatantly obvious that much political “journalism” from the MSM these days is actually anti-Trump propaganda. Also,
[Sanders] said Trump’s outbursts at judges are not simply “temper tantrums” but a blatant disregard for the separation of powers enshrined in the Constitution — attempts to delegitimize a coequal branch of government so it cannot constrain his power.
But the courts brought criticism upon themselves by playing politics and ignoring the president's constitutional power to limit immigration. If the president wanted to, he could legally stop any and all immigration, which has been done for long periods in previous years. If the president believes limiting immigration is necessary, he can do it, no matter what he might have said during his election campaign.

Sanders thinks Trump's criticism of judges is a danger to constitutional separation of powers, but Democrats have a poor record in that regard. Sanders thinks Trump is trying to “delegitimize a coequal branch of government.” But he's simply expressing reasonable opinions. And the courts have constrained his power, though not, in my opinion, legitimately. Meanwhile, Democrats and leftists are trying to delegitimize the Trump presidency, i.e., that of the Chief Executive of the coequal Executive Branch of government, which to Sanders is apparently OK.

Further, it must be noted that, while socialist Sanders complains of authoritarianism, socialism is the very acme of authoritarianism, which it has to be, in order to make its anti-freedom, paternalistic system work (for a while). Socialism leads to things like we see in Venezuela, as a relatively mild example. Lenin said, “The goal of socialism is communism.” Ludwig von Mises, libertarian economist said, “The goal of socialism is socialism.” It is not individual freedom or economic prosperity, and even if it were, socialists know no way of producing either.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Trump Is Right – The MSM Is the Enemy of the American People

By Eddie Howell

The “Mainstream” Media are no longer mainstream, but are, in fact, the enemy of the American people – along with their patrons the hysterical leftist politicians and globalist elites. There is no restraint in their propaganda any more. Anything goes, as long as it might contribute to the destruction of President Trump and his administration.

The elites and their brainless followers will allow no reasoned argument to get in the way of their seditious, often treasonous activities: paid rioting mobs, senseless attacks on defenseless people, violence against law enforcement, shutting down freedom of speech. Why aren't more of these people going to prison? Why aren't college campus crimes by students and others punished?

With the DC shootings, as Ann Coulter said, the “resistance” has gone live-fire. When media figures are excusing the shooting of Congressman Scalise, decency is going out the window. When celebrities can cheer the “Julius Caesar” Trump stabbing at a play, they probably would howl with delight if something like that actually befell the president. For my money, these folks are without moral standards, let alone journalistic standards, and are worse than worthless until/unless they repent.

Speaking of Ann Coulter, this is her appearance on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight after President Trump pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate agreement, and Kathy Griffin released her infamous Trump beheaded video. Poor leftist victims!



Scott Pelley said the shooting of Scalise was “somewhat self-inflicted.” Does he wonder why his ratings are slipping? These media figures of the MSM are slowly putting themselves and their employers out of work. It is only to be expected that print media and broadcast news are losing readers and viewers. People know they can't be trusted. In fact, they suspect, with justification, that the MSM is actually not so much interested in informing them, but, like the elites, are more out to get them.

Trump can make a lot of sense with his tweets. The progressives don't like the tweets because he tells the truth about them. They obviously have only contempt for Mr. Trump and his supporters. Further, the globalists have contempt for all ordinary people, and wouldn't mind wiping many of them out through war and other means. War is one way they make their fortunes, ya know.

You can be sure that any liberals' calls for unity after the DC shooting was just lip service, and they know they will do nothing to promote unity and a lot to increase division.

Mr, Trump is criticized for his tendency to counter-punch when attacked, but that represents his best way of getting his message across and possibly exacting compensation for unjustified attacks.

To call Mr. Trump a racist, bigot, homophobe, Islamophobe, or anything similar simply shows that the left has no cogent arguments and knows nothing but name calling and innuendo. I would like to see the president throw their criticisms right back in their faces, fire Mueller, fire Rosenstein, and scrap the phony FBI Russia investigation. Perhaps he should file suit against some of his defamers and libelers. And most of all, fire all the Obama holdovers and get his own people in place. Then fire and prosecute all the leakers that can be identified. And get the DOJ to investigate the real criminals Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Whatever the president's critics think he's doing that's bad for America, their own actions are a hundred times worse because they are striking at the very foundation of our country. Of course, if they don't care for America, they find that OK. They may think it would be OK to be ruled by Angela Merkel and her friends, and greatly increase our population of unvetted immigrants. If that's the case, it is treason.

Friday, June 2, 2017

President Trump's Wise Climate Decision

By Eddie Howell

The leftist/globalists are beside themselves with anger over President Trump's decision to pull America out of the Paris climate accord. If they just listened to his speech objectively, they would see that he would have been foolish not to do so. It was mainly a legalized extortion scheme to transfer American wealth and jobs to other countries. That's why the leftist/globalists are so upset.

A lot of the unhinged reactions to the decision are based on just that, but some are happening because people are simply ignorant of (1) the economic damage America would endure, and (2) the serious misconceptions and weaknesses of the accord. It's a political agreement designed to get American money, made by people who should know that if everyone involved did everything the accord required, it would have no positive effect on the climate, and a very negative effect on America. Mr. Trump explains –


The globalists and leftists, here and abroad aren't concerned with the bad results the accord would bring for the U. S., they just want America to sacrificially support the globalist agenda. Germany is especially upset, because they would not get to impose the accord on us, forcing a substantial surrender of American sovereignty. Like France, we would be ruled to a considerable extent by Angela Merkel. And they somehow can't understand Trump's decision.

Trump is wise to fulfill his campaign pledges about this and other matters pertaining to foreign entanglements that put our country at a distinct disadvantage. Bravo, Mr. President!


Further reading:

Melanie Arter, “Trump Pulling Out of Paris Accord: Amounts to Redistribution of Wealth to Foreign Countries,” 06/01/2017. CNS News

Ryan McMaken, “Studying the Climate Doesn't Make You an Expert on Economics and Politics,” 06/01/2017, Mises Wire

Friday, May 19, 2017

Our Betters Keep Getting Worse

By Eddie Howell
The leaders of America, as a whole, are failing to improve the lot of our country. We are witnessing what looks like national suicide in progress, abandonment of the rule of law, collapsing “higher education” run by gutless fools and populated by arrogant fascists. Also, we've seen open borders, deliberate release of vicious criminals, deliberate importing of jihadist murderers, and more by people who seem to demand our respect for their superior wisdom and judgment.

Sen. Schumer, Official Portrait
The main exception to this miserable state of affairs among our so-called betters is Donald J. Trump, whose intention is to drain the swamp these lazy louts, crooks, and influence peddlers have created. There is scarcely an area of American life that has not been damaged or hampered or tainted by the political left and their unhinged war on honesty, conservatism, and freedom. The founding principles of America are left to languish in a sea of death, debt, dishonesty, and cronyism. People with Ivy League credentials who claim the leadership positions very often cannot manage their own affairs but are too willing to micromanage other peoples' business.

The ruling class has become nearly as bad as the mafia, complete with criminal activity. The mafia at least is not responsible for leading and protecting the nation or setting a moral example. They are a bad thing, but they are trying to, in some sense, give people what they want. The Left gives some people what they want by means of stealing from others. They probably think they're like Robin Hood, but Robin Hood, whatever else he was, was a thief and essentially part of the corruption.

The main goal of the elite today is to destroy Donald Trump. This now overrides all other considerations for the mainstream media, the liberal universities, Hollywood, the Democratic Party, and the left in general. The anti-Trumpers are stirring up hostility against their enemy with wartime-like propaganda, with such a slanted negativity against the president that a study by Harvard (!) shows it's much more negative than anything thrown at the previous three administrations.

The enthusiasm to investigate Trump is high, with some clamoring for impeachment. But where was the enthusiasm to investigate when it came to investigating the numerous scandals of Obama and Hillary? Real, demonstrated crime was left alone, while seemingly baseless concerns about Trump are made into a constitutional crisis. Someone Trump once associated with had some business dealings that involved a Russian bank. Where's the crime? Where's the evidence? Apparently, it's so well hidden that no one can find it, so we must employ a special counsel. The same Mr. Trump who is presented in media as an inept oaf apparently is so clever he can concoct elaborate plots to hide his actions.

The people who are not destroying the country, as the elites are, would be the factory workers, skilled tradesmen, professionals, business people, and others who refuse to be part of the elites' political, social, and moral cancer on America. They are the ones helping to keep our nation's head above water, while the influential go about raising the skyrocketing debt, killing babies, and regulating us to death. Where are the national leaders who (1) genuinely want the best for Americans, and (2) recognize and observe moral and legal boundaries? They are not plentiful in education, government, journalism, or entertainment.

“For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.”* What we're getting from the privileged is disdain for America and ordinary people, a massive overdose of political lies and BS, destruction of our money and economy, and an attachment to the idea of globalist socialist dictatorship. The “much” they are giving is not in line with the spirit of that quoted statement.

The warmongers are getting louder. Russia, the leftists' formerly admired country, is now so bad that some want to risk war. Any administration official who has spoken to any Russians is now considered suspect. Everyone in government should think about supporting President Trump against ISIS and dealing with North Korea, without urging any kind of elective nation-building or regime-change interventions.

What's most needed among the establishment types, is the attitude of understanding and striving to live up to real responsibilities, and recognizing that special interests aren't so special that everyone has to love them. We don't need to all be friends, but we need to respect our country and appreciate its history.

What the left wants is to tear down our history and adopt the globalists' view that the American Revolution was a mistake, all traces of the Confederacy must be obliterated, all religion removed from the military and all aspects of government. Promotion and celebration of transgenderism and homosexuality are required, but the Ten Commandments are evil itself, and our children must be protected from them. In other words, the elites are turning our society's system of values upside down.

For all their faults, previous generations of American leaders have stood up for America and worked for the betterment of American families and society, and maintained a responsible place in the world for the United States. At great hardship and sacrifice, which can hardly be comprehended by most of the people living in the U.S. today, Americans have dealt with slavery, the Depression, and two world wars and several additional conflicts and been willing to follow responsible leadership.

Those who find themselves in positions of responsibility and authority, or want to do so some day, need to consider the good of the nation and the American people when working out their strategies. Is the gaining of power and wealth the main thing? Or is genuine service to be preferred even though it may not pay as well?

Today in America, we have the hard, loud left, and a lunatic fringe considered far-right. But we fortunately have the moderates, liberals, libertarians,and conservatives of the great middle who prefer not to live in an upside-down world. I say let's leave the upside-down to “Stranger Things.”



*Luke 12:48b, NKJV, words of Jesus Christ.