Tuesday, September 19, 2017

VERY GOOD COLUMN Pat Buchanan



Who Truly Imperils Our Free Society?


By Patrick J. Buchanan -  Tuesday - September 19, 2017 at 3:40 am



“The Barbarian cannot make … he can befog and destroy but … he cannot sustain; and of every Barbarian in the decline or peril of every civilization exactly that has been true.”

Hilaire Belloc’s depiction of the barbarian is recalled to mind as the statues honoring the history and heroes of the Republic and of the West continue to be vandalized and smashed.

A week ago, the statue of missionary and Catholic Saint Fr. Junipero Serra was beheaded at the Santa Barbara Mission he founded. A century-old Columbus statue in Central Park was defaced and spray-painted with: “Hate will not be tolerated.”

Baltimore’s monument to Francis Scott Key, who observed the bombardment of Fort McHenry on a British warship late in the War of 1812 and was inspired to write “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was covered in red paint. “Racist anthem” was written across it.

In Berkeley, home of the Free Speech Movement, the university last week had to spend $600,000 to protect an invited speaker of the college Republicans from being assaulted.

But St. Louis was where the real action was. Friday, a mob hurled rocks and bottles injuring 11 cops, leaving one with a broken jaw. They smashed windows at the mayor’s residence and marched miles to the Central West End to berate diners on patios of restaurants with the menacing chant: “Off the sidewalk. Into the street.”
Saturday, the mob invaded and shut down a suburban mall, and then smashed windows across a nightlife district.

The protesters rationale: rage at a not-guilty verdict in the murder trial of ex-cop Jason Stockley in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith — in 2011.

Stockley’s police van had been struck by Smith’s car, who had been nabbed in an alleged drug deal and led police on an 80-mile-an-hour chase, at the end of which Stockley emptied his gun in Smith.

Yet even Attorney General Eric Holder declined to investigate.

On Sunday, Black Lives Matter showed up at the St. Louis’ police headquarters chanting, “Stop killing us!” But if the killing of black folks is a legitimate grievance, we need to ask: Who is killing them?

Last year, there were 4,300 victims of shootings in Chicago and 762 deaths. How many of those shootings were by cops?

How many of those shootings, mostly of blacks, were acts of “terrorism by White supremacists, White nationalists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan,” all of whom our ever-heroic Congress demanded that President Trump, in a joint resolution after Charlottesville, denounce.

Nowhere in the resolution was there any mention of Antifa, the “anti-fascist” fighters on the other side of the Charlottesville brawl, where a protester was run down and killed by a Nazi sympathizer.

What is it in their DNA that causes Republicans reflexively to sign on to a one-sided Democratic denunciation of President Trump for the sin of suggesting there were two parties to the Charlottesville brawl?

And are neo-Nazis really a threat to the republic?

In 1963, this writer was at Dr. King’s March on Washington, which began on the Monument grounds where George Lincoln Rockwell’s Nazis were yelling slurs. On the site where Rockwell’s Nazis stood, there stands today the African-American Museum.
When my father was a 21-year-old Al Smith Democrat in D.C. in the Calvin Coolidge era, scores of thousands of anti-Catholic Klansmen strode up Pennsylvania Avenue, and the national Klan numbered in the millions.

But is the KKK of today a serious threat to civil rights?

Lately, St. Louis and East St. Louis have boasted the highest murder rates in America. 

Is that the doing of white supremacists?

This morning we read there have been so many smashed and stolen bicycles that Baltimore is canceling its Bike Share program.

Did David Duke and his Klan friends steal all those bikes?

Who are the ones shouting down speakers? Who violently disrupts political rallies, on campuses and off? Who engages in mob violence after almost every police shooting of a black suspect? As for interracial assaults, rapes and murders, according to FBI crime statistics, these are primarily the work of black criminals against white victims.

The Justice Department should report on hate crimes by white racists. But from the stats, anti-white racism is far more common and far more manifest in crimes of violence. Who reports that truth?

Are Christian supremacists murdering Muslims in Europe, or are Muslim supremacists committing acts of terrorism in Europe and conducting genocide against Christians in the Middle East?

The left has been marinated in an ideology where the enemy is always to the right. People blinded by ideology, unable to see the true enemies of their civilization, end up losing it, and their lives as well.

“We sit by and watch the Barbarian,” wrote Belloc, “We tolerate him … We are tickled by his irreverence; his comic inversion of our old certitudes and our fixed creed refreshes us; we laugh. But as we laugh we are watched by large and awful faces from beyond; and on those faces there are no smiles.”


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Thursday, August 31, 2017

BLACK GOLD



A distinguished scientist by the name of Thomas Gold, a professor of astrophysics at Cornell University, began studying the origins of oil on planet earth.
Gold was probably best known for his later work with NASA and his accurate prediction that the lunar astronauts would find that the moon’s surface would be largely covered by a few inches of dust. Previously, many scientists feared that the dust on the surface would be so deep that it would envelop the first astronauts and possibly consume them as they stepped out of their spacecraft.

He postulated a theory that countered the conventional wisdom that said oil formed in the earth from organic sources. That’s how oil and gas became known as “fossil fuels.” During the energy crisis of the 1970s, Gold resurrected his earlier work, making the case that there was no shortage of oil within the earth, which constantly was manufacturing it – rather than from the degradation of organic materials.

Gold theorized that since petroleum and its component hydrocarbons were present across the entire universe, there was no reason to believe "that on Earth they must be biological in origin"

He also found that major oil-producing regions in the Middle East and southeast Asia were defined by large scale patterns in surface geology and topography, such as deep fault lines. He also pointed to the abundance of helium in oil and gas reserves as evidence for "a deep source of the hydrocarbons." Then came reports of oil reserves thought to have been exhausted suddenly generating vast amounts of new crude oil.

Gold proposed that the Earth must possess a virtually endless supply – suggesting as much as "at least 500 million years' worth of gas."

But it turned out Gold was not alone in his theories. Soviet geologists had come to the same conclusion about oil and gas in the 1950s.

Now, you might think these reports would be welcome news to the oil industry. But that would be wrong. If gas and oil were as common and abundant in the Earth, how would the price of oil and gas be affected, the industry titans wondered?

So, they ignored Gold’s research. They covered it up. They ridiculed it. They scoffed at his conclusions.

The distinguished scientist died in relative obscurity in 2004.

But, shortly after Gold’s death, his work formed the basis of a much more accessible book for the average non-scientist. It was called “Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil” by Craig R. Smith and Jerome Corsi. And it reveals everything you need to know about abiogenic oil and what it means to you, your financial welfare and your strategic financial planning.

WND has a limited supply of this hardcover book it is making available to the public once again.

Not surprisingly, the oil industry did its best to suppress the book when it was released in 2005.

“They don’t want to debate us, they want to shut it out,” Corsi, twice a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author.

Smith, the founder of Swiss America, believes the oil industry has a “vested interest in having people believe [oil] is a very scarce commodity. It’s only to the benefit of anybody who sells a commodity to have people believe it’s running out,” he said.

Knowing the origin of oil and its expected supply is crucial to the nation’s policymaking, Smith argued, pointing out the U.S. economy is “absolutely predicated on having supplies of reasonably priced energy.”

“If in fact we’re running out of oil, then we are making good decisions about the political and economic impact that oil will have in our society,” he said. “But if in fact it’s not running out, we’re making bad decisions.”

Smith added that on one hand, the nation owes the oil industry a great debt of gratitude for all it has delivered.

“But by the same token, are they telling us the truth about supplies?”

Smith pointed out that from 1970 to 2005, the demand for oil increased 200 percent, yet today, there are at least 1 trillion barrels of proven reserves and as many as 7 trillion, according to one estimate.

“We’re finding new oil fields every day of the week,” he said.

If you believe that oil is a “fossil fuel,” be prepared to have your thoughts turned upside down.

If you believe that the U.S. has no choice but to rely on foreign oil until it ultimately runs out of the precious resource, prepare to be challenged by new views that “have the opportunity to help give birth to a new generation of oil politics and economics.”

In “Black Gold Stranglehold: The Myth of Scarcity and the Politics of Oil,” Corsi and Smith expose the fraudulent science and irresponsible politics that have been sold to American people to enslave them. By debunking several myths, Corsi and Smith provide an outline for progress that would help to establish America as energy-independent.

I realize the objective of this article is to sell the book (which I have not read), but it is an interesting theory…


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Oppressed People of America



All young people in America, who believe you are oppressed for whatever reason, please consider that the United States, with its free enterprise, (for-profit) system produces more food, clothing, shelter, and a higher standard of living for more people than any other system, anywhere, anytime on earth.
Also consider in our country, people who are considered to be “poor” suffer the problems of obesity far more than of hunger. I should also mention that almost all of them have cell phones, air conditioning, and cable TV. 
Perhaps your reply is “material things and prosperity isn’t what really matters.  Perhaps you’re more concerned about social justice. Yes, America has had slavery, Jim Crow, and discrimination in its history. But consider that America and England led the global fight against slavery. Also consider that this nation fought a Civil War, adopted three Constitutional Amendments, passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and established Equal Opportunity Offices in state and federal governments across the land, all to spot and prosecute unlawful discrimination.

Also consider that a woman, a minority, or a dissenter from the dominant culture, here in the United States, more than anywhere else on earth, you have more chance to pick the life you want.   I hope you’ll accomplish what you want. Solve those problems; right those wrongs. But the odds of you accomplishing that would be much better if you spent more time improving your education, and less time protesting.   
Also consider that maybe your nation, the society your parents, grandparents, and great great grandparents gave you, deserves not your condemnation but your gratitude. Maybe you can try to make things better here while appreciating what you’ve been given, but burning, looting and rioting will do your nation much more harm than good.
I find it very alarming that the Democratic Party and so many of America’s young people today believe that Socialism and/or Communism are the way of the future.  During the Cold War, all conservatives (of both parties) fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed American military buildups and regarded the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union as no win situation with the two parties fighting to the death. They loathed Presidents Nixon and Reagan, but not Communism, which was second only to Nazism, for being the greatest evil in the modern world.  It is a fact that Communism has killed and enslaved far more people than Nazism)
Today, I believe the greatest evil in the world, and America’s greatest threat is totalitarian Islam, or Islamism. The left is doing precisely what it did during the war against communism: It's fighting the anti-Islamists, not the Islamists. Just as it labeled anti-communists "cold warriors" and other derisive epithets, the left labels those fighting Islamism as "Islamophobes" and, of course, "racists." In the moral order as perceived by the left, it is the anti-Islamists who are the enemy of the good.

In this battle, the left fights American conservatives -- and Israel, the country in the front line against Islamism. In a nutshell, rather than fighting evil, the left fights those who fight evil.
When I see America’s young people rioting and openly identifying as Communists or Socialists or Nazis, Islamists, I am deeply concerned about the future of our country.  My message to America’s youth is “if you think you are oppressed under Capitalism, you ain’t seen nothing yet”…
God bless America, and God bless President Trump





Sunday, August 27, 2017

LIST of OBAMA'S ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

  • First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
  • First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
  • First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
  • First President to violate the War Powers Act.
  • First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
  • First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
  • First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
  • First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
  • First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
  • First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
  • First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
  • First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
  • First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
  • First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
  • First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
  • First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
  • First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
  • First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
  • First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
  • First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
  • First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
  • First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
  • First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
  • First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
  • First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
  • First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
  • First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
  • First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
  • First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
  • First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
  • First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
  • First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth
  • First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
  • First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
  • Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one.)
  • First president to allow Iran to inspect their own facilities.
  • First president to have blood on his hands from Benghazi to the assassinations of several police officers.
  • First president to trade 5 terrorist for a traitor
  • First president to facilitate the Iranians to acquire nuclear weapons.
  • First president to light up the White House in rainbow colors to honor men that lust after other men’s rear ends.
  • First president to put young children in danger by forcing states to allow men in women’s restroom and showers.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Left's 'Big Lie' about Trump and the GOP



To hear the left tell it, Donald Trump is a fascist if not actually a Nazi. "I feel Hitler in these streets," actress Ashley Judd chanted around his inauguration. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns terms Trump "Hitleresque." Columnist Andrew Sullivan terms the GOP today a "neo-fascist party." And MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says, "I've been reading a lot about what it was when Hitler first became chancellor … because I've I think that's possibly where we are."

The charge that Trump and the right are fascists and neo-Nazis is used to establish Trump as an illegitimate president, the GOP as a party in cahoots with him, and to justify getting rid of both "by any means necessary," which is actually the name of one of the many so-called antifascist groups. The media barrage against Trump, the street violence of Antifa and other groups, are all based on the premise that the left is fighting a modern incarnation of the Hitler movement of the 1930s.

I agree that there is a fascist strain in American politics today, but who are the real fascists? Is fascism a phenomenon of the left or the right? This question is rarely asked in a serious way, and I want to give credit to two worthy predecessors who have begun to plough this ground. The first is the economist Friedrich Hayek, whose "The Road to Serfdom," first published in 1944, made the startling claim that Western welfare state democracies, having defeated fascism, were moving inexorably in the fascist direction.