Monday, July 20, 2015

One veteran’s views of Trump’s “war hero” comments…

Donald Trump is receiving all kinds of flack for characterizing John McCain's military ordeals in a less flattering light than most of us are accustomed to.

What exactly did Trump say in response to McCain accusing 15 million Trump supporters (including me) of being “crazies?”

"He's not a war hero.  He's a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren't captured.  Perhaps he's a war hero, but right now, he's said bad things about a lot of people”

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Frankly, I understand where Trump is coming from.  He’s coming from a “performance” mentality – a “success-driven” mindset.  He correctly believes that anyone who gets caught in a contest, war, battle, game, or business deal is less than a “hero.”  

I contend that “war hero” is the wrong label for a soldier captured and held by the enemy.  A soldier saving other soldiers, a soldier showing bravery in the heat of battle, a soldier who designs or implements effective and winning battle tactics, a soldier who goes well beyond the call of duty to facilitate a winning outcome – these are “heroes” in the unadulterated sense of the word.

The American public has developed a tradition that anyone, but especially a politician, who is harmed during a military engagement is a “hero”, whether he had any choice in the matter or not.

“Not a sports player.  Not a politician.  Not a faddish figure.  A hero faces death for others, with no thought of personal gain or glory.”

A war captive may be a victim, he may brave, and we may feel respect, admiration, pity or sorrow for him.  But a captive a “hero?”  He allowed himself to get caught – he failed to escape.  He did not contribute toward success or victory.  In a purely objective sense, that dilutes the meaning of the word, even though such usage is a popular and cherished tradition and sentiment.

Calling a captive “a war hero” is in the same league as calling a driver injured or killed in a car accident “a driving hero.”  Whether he caused the accident or the other guy caused the accident, it is not something that he had a lot of control over.  He didn’t save lives.  He didn’t perform admirably as a driver.  He didn’t inspire others in having the car accident.  He may have been noble with a stiff upper lip during his subsequent recovery. – But a hero?

Capture and captivity during a war does not a legitimate hero make.  Such person can legitimately be called “brave”, “noble”, “tough as nails”, and even “inspirational”.  But the term “hero” denigrates the term as applied to those who actually initiated and carried out acts that are both brave and successful.

In this country, with the death of the majority of “the greatest generation” and not having won a war over the past 70 years we have a tendency to conflate the unremarkable into something much grander.  We feel a need to call expected feats something miraculous and hero-esque.  We have made grasping at such straws commonplace to fill the void created by our lack of successes.

In the case of John McCain, “war hero” was a label Republican operatives elevated to sacred status during his many political campaigns.  And most politicians knew that would be a term that gives American people a warm fuzzy feeling about an individual.

Unfortunately, anyone who bucks that manufactured tradition will be ridiculed and demonized much as Donald Trump has been with his comments about John McCain.

I admit to being a politically incorrect, “crazy” veteran who found it easy to relate with and promote Trump’s perspective - not that he needs anyone speaking on his behalf.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

His apologists will claim “persecution”…

The difference between a so-called “radical” and so-called “moderate” Muslim are slim to non-existent

The Islam-inspired killer of 4 Marines in Chattanooga will probably garner some sympathy from Muslim apologists in the US.

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez wrote in his yearbook,”my name causes national security alerts”– a sign of a poor persecuted Muslim.  So of course the evil, mean-spirited Americans caused him to snap and kill 4 US Marines.  Really, nothing to see here.  His Muslim name has NOTHING to do with the carnage he carried out.

Or perhaps he didn’t have enough opportunity or he was disadvantaged and poverty stricken.  Hmmm…  He received an Engineering degree and lived in this house:

Clue:  It was his belief in his Islamic religion that made him do it.

If only his name DID trigger a national security alert.  Sadly, it did not.  Due to the purging of Islamic-related indicators in our national security lexicon by embedded Muslim advisors, there are likely hundreds of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s ready to commit similar acts – or worse.

On the other hand, this morning an ISIS supporter tweeted this at 10:34 am — the shooting started at 10:45.  This was reported on Pam Geller’s website.

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As usual, the FBI and media are scratching their heads over a motive.  Why would a Muslim from Kuwait who graduated from a local Tennessee High School, got a degree in Engineering from the University of Tennessee and a quiet guy with a good sense of humor do this?  He attended the local mosque for several months and grew his thick dark beard just before he decided to carry out his premeditated attack.  Of course, the teachings given at the mosque had nothing at all to do with what this man thought, believed, and did.

And of course what he did has nothing to do with the Islamic leaders of the Middle East, including those with whom we just entered a milestone nuclear agreement, in proclaiming ‘death to America’ and vowing to attack military bases.  Of course it has nothing to do with the Islamic ideology and pronouncements of hatred toward our culture and their intolerant and supremacist teachings and practices.

Yes, his actions had nothing to do with Islam…well maybe they did.  HERE is a tidbit from his own blog.  He sought paradise – pure Islamic theology.

Yes indeed, CAIR has come out with a syrupy condemnation of the attack.  That is the typical handshake with the right and the stab in the back with the left.  Pure Islam.

It is ironic that of all places that are declared “gun free zones” are our military installations.  Insane?  Absolutely.

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Here is a proposal from a man that John McCain says is inciting the “crazies:”

"As Commander-in-Chief, I would mandate that soldiers remain armed and on alert at our military bases."

Donald Trump          

I agree.  Call me one of the “crazies.”

Remember this…


Republicans who don’t get it…

John McCain, the failed Republican presidential nominee, put his foot in it.  But his comments likely reflect most of the do-nothing, establishment elites who have allowed our nation to be driven into the ground.

What audacious thing did the venerable McCain say?

“It’s very bad.  This performance with our friend out in  Phoenix [referring to Trump] is very hurtful to me, because what he did was he fired up the crazies.”

“He fired up the crazies.”

John McCain                               

There you have John McCain – attributing “craziness” to those of us who support someone who has the guts to frankly speak out and take action regarding our illegal immigration problem.  This is a “pot calling the kettle black” moment for sure.  McCain called tens of millions of Americans “crazy” for supporting someone who says the things other Republicans should say but refuse to say.

Returning to sanity, here is a list of 10 reasons Trump would make a stellar president, courtesy of Scot Vorse writing on Breitbart.

  • Trump is tough, unafraid to flex America’s muscles, and has the backbone America needs to take on the evil growing around the world.
  • Trump is an experienced and tough dealmaker.
  • Trump is not politically correct; he’s not afraid to say what he believes and has ignited an honest debate.
  • Trump demands high performance and will fire anyone that doesn’t meet his high standards.
  • Trump is committed to education.
  • Trump “built that business” and many more and will run America like a business.
  • Trump will not balance his job as President with golf and other social events.
  • Trump’s loyalty will be only to America and Americans—not any political party, special interest group or foreign entity.
  • Trump will support American laws, the Constitution, and the nation’s borders.

    Yes, Trump gets it - McCain doesn’t and is among the Republican “crazies.”

    El Chapo, the notorious Mexican drug kingpin prison escapee has precisely the same opinion of Trump as the Republican elites – that he needs to “shut up.”  That should tell you something about the Republican elites.

    Speaking of “crazies”, a California judge ordered Dinesh D’Souza, the producer of a couple of movies critical of Barack Obama, to undergo additional months of “therapeutic counseling” aka “re-education.”  Why?  Becaue D’Souza is “arrogant, intolerant of others, and not introspective enough.”

    This means the government can force people who hold firmly to their own values and express their values to others can be sequestered in a forced re-education program because they are deemed “arrogant, intolerant of others, and not introspective enough.”

    This is a threat – a cold chill - to every Christian, every aetheist, everyone who cares about anything.  We must show our “tolerance” and lack of “arrogance” by shutting up, sitting in a corner and being introspective. 

    A great commentary on this pathetic state of affairs is given by Pamela Geller HERE.  And she isn’t even a fan of D’Souza’s.

    So here you have it:

  • A failed Senator calling millions of Americans “crazy” for calling out a problem Republicans should have addressed years ago
  • The Republican elites having the same opinion of Donald Trump as a Mexican drug kingpin
  • Donald Trump having the courage and capacity to do what the Republican elites have failed to do, while 
  • A critic of the current failed administration is declared “crazy” for expressing his opinion and ordered to undergo therapeutic political re-education.

    Is this a great screwed up country or what?

  • Sunday, July 12, 2015

    Affirmative action is racist and bigoted…

    “Since affirmative action was instituted, conservatives have battled for the idea that character, ability and excellence should be the criteria for advancement, not gender, race or ethnicity. Boy and girls, men and women, should be admitted to schools or promoted in jobs based on what they have accomplished, not on which country or continent their kinfolk came from.”

    Patrick Buchanon, November 1998


    Do we Americans wonder why we are in decline as a nation?  We are declining in academic achievement, in scientific achievement, in out of wedlock births, in national unity and dozens of other ways. 

    This John Hawkins article “20 Signs America is in Decline” from paints the picture.

    The elephant-in-the-room reason why we are in decline is captured in Pat Buchanan’s quote above.  Character, ability, and excellence are no longer the criteria for advancement in our society.  We have elevated gender, race, and ethnicity as the gold standard for opportunity and advancement in the US.

    That was back in 1998.  Now, add to that, the recent Supreme Court decision that also elevates the absence of religious values and morality as a key ingredient for advancement.  Not only is stifling our beliefs now politically correct, proclaiming our acceptance of gay marriage, gay sex, homosexual lifestyles will likely be a prerequisite for many jobs and for operating many businesses that cater to the general public.

    Admittance to public universities and applications for government programs and assistance will also likely to be denied those who don’t agree to behaviors that have been considered “sins” throughout their lives and through millenia of religious teaching.

    As long as criteria for advancement remain counterproductive, which the current ones most certainly are, the deeper we will find this country sinking into the abyss.  The longer we ignore the qualities of character, ability, and excellence, the less hope we have to recapture the success this nation had enjoyed in the previous two centuries.

    There is a big difference between “forced, legally mandated opportunity for some” and “equality of opportunity among all.”  We have had the former for way too long.

    Mandated equality for some at the expense of others is against the laws of nature and our nature’s God.  Equality at the expense of character, ability, and excellence is a gross injustice and a certain path to national failure.

    Affirmative action is racist, bigoted and hateful.  Our nation is paying a heavy price. Abolition of forced affirmative action is long overdue.

    Tuesday, July 07, 2015

    A futile troop trainee vetting process in Syria…

    …or in any other Sharia-compliant, intolerant Islamic nation

    For years I’ve warned that our reliance on Muslims to fight by our side in the Middle East  was foolish and futile.  Have the Muslim insider attacks in Afghanistan and weak-willed Muslim fighters in Iraq taught us that lesson yet?

    They apparently have, to a degree.

    Our decade of training thousands of Iraqi troops has been an abject failure.  They have consistently turned and run tail in the face of attacks by ISIS Muslims and any other force considered by the US to be “the enemy.”    Why do you think that’s the case?  Could it be that their own culture and religious indoctrination are more in line with ISIS and other enemies of the United States than than they are with Western values?

    As of 2014, 15% of all US deaths in Afghanistan were caused by insider attacks - purposeful attacks by supposedly allied troops on US troops.

    In response to our prior Muslim trainees turning tail in the face of the opposition or turning their guns on US troops, our trainee vetting program has become much more aggressive and thorough, and thankfully so. 

    What has this necessarily more aggressive and effective vetting accomplished?  The answer:  Not much if the criteria is based on numbers trained.  Quite a lot if the criteria is based on soliciting trainees who won’t run and who won’t turn on us.

    Out of the 10’s of thousands of Iraqi’s and Syrians of fighting age, the US is in the process of training 60 (yes, sixty) Syrian rebels to fight against their more devout Muslim brothers in Syria.  Only 60 passed muster.  This means that over 95% of potential trainees do not past muster.  Vetting potential trainees is comprised of running names through intelligence data basis, psychological evaluations, and determining the communities and tribes they are from – and only a tiny minority pass.  This result is the exact opposite of what we hear at home about Muslim ideoligical predisposition – that only a tiny minority are “radical”, and the rest are as American as apple pie.  The truth is quite the opposite.

    As long as we insist on training natives of a basically hostile Islamic culture to fight on our behalf, a strict vetting process is required.  Doing anything less is the same as training and equipping our enemy to fight against us.

    ISIS claims they recruit 60 in one day HERE.

    Is such training cost effective?  It is just about as cost effective as training the Mexican drug cartels to be US border patrol agents.

    Sunday, July 05, 2015

    Greece’s Declaration of Independence…

    Yes, I know, I know.  It was a “liberal”, “left-wing” government that pulled off the “NO” (OXI) vote in Greece.*  And pulled it off with more than 60% of the voters saying “no.”

    But still, their quest for independence from what they consider the  fiscally oppressive thumb of the European Central Bank (ECB) is somewhat inspirational in spite of their irresponsible, fiscally debilitating socialist policies.

    Austerity has been imposed by Germany and the European Union for 5 years now.  And with more severe austerity measures as Europe’s “preferred” option, Greece chose independence instead.  It will come, perhaps at an even higher cost, but it will come.  And the question that also needs to be asked:  Will this mean greater independence for the Greek people or just for the Greek government?

    Whatever the outcome, what Greece has done relative the the European Union reminds me of what many US states would like to do relative to the US Federal government.  The only difference in the US is that the states most desirous of greater independence from an oppressive Federal government comprise the most fiscally responsible and financially well off.  But the overall spirit of independence in the two scenarios is very similar.

    The size of Greece relative to the size of Europe is similar to the size of the average US state compared to the entire United States.  The means of governance between the individual European nations is different than in the US, but the fiscal ties that bind, their monetary and taxing systems are equally all-encompassing and oppressive.  The demands of the Eurozone on the fiscal constraints on Greece had become as onerous as the Federal tax system in the US.

    The consequences of the Greek “declaration of independence” will be painful to the Greek people.  But what quest for independence doesn’t come with some pain and extra effort?

    This action might very well be the stimulus, the motivation, the inspiration that the people, businesses and government of Greece need to revive an entrepreneurial and hard working spirit – the absence of which created their fiscal downward spiral to begin with.

    The Greeks were tired of the paternalism of Europe's fiscal constraints.  I am happy for them that they have taken steps to break free and try to make it on their own.  I wish them the best.



    Differences between the meaning of “Left” and “Right”, “Liberal” and “Conservative” between Europe are often different in Europe than in the US.

    In Europe, Right/or Conservative most often refers to  neo-fascist, authoritarian, or dictatorial regimes promoting ultra-nationalistic agendas.

    In the US, Right/ or Conservative most often refers to greater individual liberties and smaller government.

    In Europe, Left/or Liberal most often refers to greater liberties and democratic policies while in the US it most often refers to fewer liberties and more socialistic and bigger governments.

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015

    A commentary on our social condition worth noting…

    Pat Buchannan writes on the ignored consequences of our cultural libertarianism, our slouching toward Gomorrah, as Bill Bennett termed it.  The slouch has turned into a full bored sprint.

    The latest legal abortions committed by the Supremes in DC nail the coffin.

    Here is Pat Buchannan’s take on our over-ripe state of perverted affairs…



    Does moral truth really change, America?

    Pat Buchanan on 'gay' marriage: Why have no previous successful societies thought of it?

    Published: 14 hours ago

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    Pat Buchanan was twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the Reform Party's candidate in 2000. He is also a founder and editor of The American Conservative. Buchanan served three presidents in the White House, was a founding panelist of three national TV shows, and is the author of 10 books. His latest book is "The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority."


    “Natural law – God’s law – will always trump common law,” said Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a Christian leader in her own right, “God will have the final word in this matter.”

    But, for now, Justice Anthony Kennedy has the final word.

    Same-sex marriage is the law of the land, as the right of gays and lesbians to marry is right there in the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, which was ratified in 1868. We just didn’t see it.

    Tony Kennedy spotted what no previous court had detected.

    The absurdity of the decision aside, it represents another stride forward for the revolution preached by Antonio Gramsci. Before we can capture the West, the Italian Marxist argued, we must capture the culture.

    For only if we change the culture can we change how people think and believe. And then a new generation will not only come to accept but to embrace what their fathers would have resisted to the death.

    Consider the triumphs of the Gramscian revolution in our lifetime.

    First, there is the total purge of the nation’s birth faith, Christianity, from America’s public life and educational institutions. Second, there is the overthrow of the old moral order with the legalization, acceptance and even celebration of what the old morality taught was socially destructive and morally decadent.

    How dramatic have the changes been?

    Until the early 1970s, the American Psychiatric Association regarded homosexuality as a mental disorder. Until this century, homosexual actions were regarded as perverted and even criminal.

    Now, homosexuality is a new constitutional right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is marrying homosexuals in front of Stonewall Inn, the site of the famous 1969 gay riot against police harassment.

    Similarly with abortion. It, too, was seen as shameful, sinful and criminal until Harry Blackmun and six other justices decided in 1973 that a right to an abortion was hiding there in the Ninth Amendment.

    Did the Constitution change? No, we did, as Gramsci predicted.

    We are told that America has “evolved” on issues like abortion and homosexuality. But while thinking may change, beliefs may change, laws may change, and the polls have surely changed, does moral truth change?

    Are the Ten Commandments and Christian tradition and Natural Law as defined by Aquinas just fine for their time, but not for ours?

    If what Justice Kennedy wrote Friday represents moral truth, what can be said in defense of a Christianity that has taught for 2,000 years that homosexual acts are socially destructive and morally decadent behavior?

    Three decades ago, this columnist was denounced for writing that homosexuals “have declared war on human nature. And nature is exacting an awful retribution.” Hateful speech, it was said.

    Yet, when I wrote that line, AIDS victims in America numbered in the hundreds. Worldwide today they number in the millions. And there is a pandemic of STDs among America’s young who have joined the sexual revolution preached in the 1960s.

    Can true “social progress” produce results like that?

    And if it is an enlightened thing for a society to welcome homosexual unions and elevate them to the status of marriage, why have no previous successful societies thought of so brilliant a reform?

    The late Roman Empire and Weimar Germany are the two examples of indulgent attitudes toward homosexual conduct that come to mind.

    “No-fault” divorce was an early social reform championed by our elites, followed by a celebration of the sexual revolution, the distribution of condoms to the poor and the young, and abortions subsidized by Planned Parenthood when things went wrong.

    How has that worked out for America?

    Anyone see a connection between these milestones of social progress and the 40 percent illegitimacy rate nationwide, or the 50 percent rate among Hispanic-Americans, or the 72 percent rate among African-Americans?

    Any connection between those fatherless boys and the soaring drug use and dropout rates and the near quadrupling of those in jails and prisons over the last third of a century?

    One notes a headline the other day, that, among whites in America, deaths now outnumber births. This has been true for decades in Europe, where all the native-born populations are shrinking as the Third World crosses over from the Mahgreb and Middle East.

    Any connection between the legalization of abortions – 55 million in the USA since Roe – and the shrinkage of a population?

    “God will have the final word in this matter,” says King.

    Certainly, in the world to come, He will. Yet, even in this world, it is hard to recall a civilization that rejected its God, repudiated the faith and morality by which it grew great, embraced what was previously regarded as decadence, and survived.

    Our utopian president may see ours as an ever “more perfect union.”

    Yet, America has never been more disunited and divided – on politics and policy, religion and morality. We no longer even agree on good and evil, right and wrong.

    Are we really still “one nation under God, indivisible”?


    Friday, June 26, 2015

    Flag-inspired irony…

    Major retailers like Amazon, Wal-Mart, Sears and eBay have succumbed to knee-jerk political pressure and no longer sell this Confederate Flag.  Note that this flag represents not the evil many liberals see in it, but the sacrifices 10’s of thousands of Americans made to fight for freedom and independence from an overbearing and growing government.


    While at the same time, these same retailers continue selling these flags:

    The Nazi flag representing the oppressive ideology responsible for the death of millions preceding and during WWII.

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    The Communist flag representing the slaughter of millions by the oppressive regimes in China and the USSR.

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    The gay, (homosexual pervert) flag representing those who militantly promote the perversion of 2,000 years of morality.

    The ISIS flag representing Muslims promoting intolerant, supremacist fundamentalist Islam responsible for more human slaughter than all other religions and ideologies combined throughout history.  HERE is an ISIS cake courtesy of Walmart.

    Here is more on this double standard from FOX NEWS.

    Louis Farrakhan proclaimed  “We need to put the American flag down. Because we’ve caught as much hell under that as the Confederate flag…'”, suggesting the symbolism behind the American flag is worse than that behind the Confederate flag.

    There is growing opposition to both patriotism and Christianity.  They are both endangered species.  They are on the hit list of academia, welfare recipients, many politicians, and the left, generally.  Wavers of the American flag are being labeled “haters” and “bigots.”  Those proclaiming faith based morality are receiving the same treatment.

    This will not end well.

    Monday, June 22, 2015

    More about September…

    During a recent gathering of a few conservatives, the question was asked whether there was a feeling of an impending cataclysmic “event” by the end of the year.  I mentioned that many, both religious and non-religious, expect something to hit the fan.  September is seen as its beginning.

    Joel Rosenberg has something to say about this.  Joel has written a few novels in the last several years that have proven to be quite prescient.  Therefore I take what Joel has to say a bit more seriously than most speculative commentators.

    Read Joel’s latest column HERE concerning his very uneasy feelings about the balance of this year.

    In the meantime, Michael Snyder summarizes what many commentators are thinking will occur before the end of this year.  Read this below…

    Joel Rosenberg: ‘Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we must be ready’

    By Michael Snyder, on June 22nd, 2015

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    Do you also have the feeling that something really BIG is coming?  Recently, there has been quite a bit of chatter on the Internet about what the second half of 2015 will bring.  During the last six months of this calendar year, we are going to witness a remarkable confluence of circumstances and events, and this is something that I covered in a previous article entitled “7 Key Events That Are Going To Happen By The End Of September“.  But in addition to all of the things that we can point to outwardly, a lot of very prominent individuals are also really feeling an inner “urgency” regarding what is about to happen to this country.  For example, Bible prophecy expert Joel C. Rosenberg just posted an ominous message on his own personal blog in which he stated that “something is coming” and that “we must be ready”…

    I feel a tremendous sense of urgency about this column.

    The United States is hurtling towards severe trouble, and the events of the past few months — and what may be coming over the next few months — grieves me a great deal.

    Something is coming. I don’t know what. But we all must be ready in every possible way.

    When I first read that, I thought that sounded remarkably similar to how I have been feeling.

    Personally, I am feeling more of a sense of urgency about the second half of 2015 than I have ever felt about any period of time before.

    And like Rosenberg, I am also convinced that “something is coming” and that this nation is hurtling towards severe trouble.

    So what in particular has Rosenberg so concerned?  The following are the items that he listed in his blog post

    • Violence is exploding in our cities, schools and churches. The horrific mass murder inside the church in Charleston would be bad enough if it wasn’t just one of innumerable mass killings that have become epidemic in America.
    • Racism is tearing us apart, and it appears things are getting worse, not better.
    • The Supreme Court is poised to rule any day now on the definition and future of marriage — and if the Court rules against Biblical marriage I believe this could cause the Lord’s hand to turn against our country in a severe and profound way according to the moral laws found in Romans chapter one.
    • Abortions are occurring at more than one million in year and have put America on the fast track to judgment. Since 1973, Americans have murdered 57 million children through abortions. The blood of 57 million babies is crying out for justice, and they will get it in God’s sovereign timing. Could that be soon?
    • If all this wasn’t bad enough, marriages and families are imploding all around us. Poverty is growing. Drug and alcohol use is epidemic. And that’s just here at home.
    • Abroad, Iran is closing in on The Bomb.
    • ISIS is exploding across the Middle East, and gaining ground in Syria, Iraq and Libya.
    • The Kremlin is growing more aggressive.
    • Yet our politicians continue to bicker, stall, or golf, even as many abdicate their Constitutional responsibilities.
    • And many Americans have little or no hope for the future, have little confidence in government, little confidence in the media or academia, and far too little confidence in the Church. Indeed, many see little or no reason to go to church, and are drifting from whatever faith they might have once had in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    While, Rosenberg did not name a specific period of time in his article, other prominent voices have gone out on a limb and are pointing to the fall of this year.  Just yesterday, I wrote about how Lindsey Williams, Martin Armstrong and Alex Jones are all warning about what is coming in just a few months.

    But they are not alone.  Like Joel Rosenberg, Ray Gano is also a Bible prophecy expert that is extremely concerned about what is rapidly approaching.  In fact, Gano is convinced that we will witness an economic collapse “probably starting in the third quarter of 2015″

    If you have been a reader of mine, you know that I have been pointing to an economic collapse, probably starting in third quarter 2015.

    Why third quarter?

    US History shows that when the US suffers and economic meltdown of some sorts, it always seems to take place in September – October

    Just look at history.

    Shemitah Signs

    Black Monday – October 28, 1929 – the stock market starts to destabilize and crashes thus beginning the Great Depression.

    Black Monday – October 19, 1987 — stock markets around the world crashed, shedding a huge value in a very short time. The crash began in Hong Kong and spread west to Europe, hitting the United States after other markets had already declined by a significant margin. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) dropped by 508 points to 1738.74 (1)

    Black Friday – October 13, 1989

    October 27, 1997 Mini Crash

    September 11, 2001 – The economic effects arising from the September 11 attacks were initial shock causing global stock markets to drop sharply. The September 11 attacks themselves resulted in approximately $40 billion in insurance losses, making it one of the largest insured events ever. (2)

    I strongly believe that 2015 will be a year that begins / creates financial crashes, economic chaos and possibly the start of the next great worldwide depression.

    Last time around, not that many understood what was happening when the stock market crashed at the very end of the Shemitah year in 2008.  But thanks to Jonathan Cahn’s work, this time around millions of people are talking about the Shemitah cycle that ends this September.  For much more on all of this, please see my previous article on the Shemitah.

    Others that take a more secular view of things are also deeply concerned about what is coming this fall.  For instance, precious metals analyst David Morgan has been pointing to the month of September since the very beginning of this year…

    When might the economy and the “debt bomb” explode? Morgan predicts this fall. Why? Morgan says, “Momentum is one indicator and the money supply. Also, when I made my forecast, there is a big seasonality, and part of it is strict analytical detail and part of it is being in this market for 40 years. I got a pretty good idea of what is going on out there and the feedback I get. . . . I’m in Europe, I’m in Asia, I’m in South America, I’m in Mexico, I’m in Canada; and so, I get a global feel, if you will, for what people are really thinking and really dealing with. It’s like a barometer reading, and I feel there are more and more tensions all the time and less and less solutions. It’s a fundamental take on how fed up people are on a global basis. Based on that, it seems to me as I said in the January issue of the Morgan Report, September is going to be the point where people have had it.”

    Jeff Berwick of The Dollar Vigilante is also warning about what is going to happen in September.  The following is a quote from Berwick from one of his most recent interviews…

    I think we’re getting very, very close to the next crisis collapse. I haven’t said that since 2008. I haven’t said it’s going to happen this year or next year… I’ve never really been warning that I think it really is now very close and I have been doing that lately… and I’ve actually predicted later this year in September.

    There’s a number of reasons why I predicted that date. There are a lot of things going on… a lot of crazy things… to go into it all it’s just amazing how you can see these things being put into place.

    So what does all of this mean?

    Are we heading for a financial collapse (or something even worse) during the second half of 2015?

    Wednesday, June 03, 2015

    Christians are “far right” and “intolerant”

    Conservative Christians are “far right” and “intolerant”, and so are those who believe that our culture’s moral failings are a root cause of many of our nation’s failings.

    Who says?  And why do they say it?

    Those who make these accusations are most often leftists, socialists, progressives, communists, liberals and Democrats, and perverts.  But not all.

    Where have we heard that before?

    Yes, keep it.  As  long as you don’t take it outside the walls of the church.

    Some who think of themselves as “conservative”, but only in the fiscal sense, also share this view.  These are “libertarian conservatives.”  Do anything you want.  Morality isn’t all that important, so long as we lower our taxes, have a smaller government and have less regulation. The importance of the family unit?  Pffssst.  Gay marriage.  Who cares.  Porn?  Why not?  This list could be long and the components of it vary by individual.

    Another label for this type of semi-conservative is “fiscally conservative progressive.”  Man does this ruffles feathers.  Dare suggest this label and the semi-conservative is liable to call you a bigot.

    In reality, the libertarian conservative and the progressive do have much in common.  They both dislike rules and laws.  They both consider moral standards a bit archaic and a distraction from the “real” issues.  They both feel that religion, generally, unless of the liberal, feel good, casual sort, is an artifact of the past.  They both feel that humanity has progressed above all that.  We are in a new era of self-actualization unshackled from the mythical taboos of previous archaic cultures and religions.

    Of course there are differences between libertarian conservatives and progressives.  Progressives have jettisoned religion and morality so they can build up their utopia via their new god:  Big Government.

    Libertarian conservatives still may claim some components of Judeo-Christian morality such as pro-life or the golden rule.  They just don’t like to feel that there is a culturally or religiously defined morality expected of them.

    This goes to one of the root differences in world view:  Are humans inherently good and selfless, or are we inherently evil and self-serving? If we are inherently good, we can rely on the goodness of a man-made government.  If not, we need to rely on a higher standard; a higher power.  Progressives and libertarians tend to share the former view.  Social conservatives tend to share the latter view. 

    The problem with dismissing the importance of cultural moral peer pressure is that the lack of it paves the way to progressivism.  If there is a low view of the value of morality in the shaping and goodness of our culture, there is with it a low view of God who expects some level of moral obedience.  That provides a clear path to reliance on government to replace the void left by the absence of religion-based morality.  Rules of behavior become personal, random, anything goes – and government is left to clean up the mess – or make the mess worse.

    Am I intolerant for suggesting such things?  The true libertarian conservative would say “whatever – do what you want – everyone’s entitled.”

    The fiscally conservative progressive would accuse me of being an intolerant hater and play the religious, gender, or racial persecution card.

    I have this bad feeling that the growth of libertarian and progressive influence in this country will soon justify social conservatives playing their own persecution card.  We will (or have) become a small minority among a population of thieves, perverts, degenerates, and libertarians who are offended by the mere existence of the beliefs of others in universal moral standards and will become actively intolerant toward those who don’t share their moral relativity (do your own thing morality).

    Yes, a book about this problem (actually there are many).