America’s World Class Middle Class

When he turned 45, my Father had been a coal miner for 30 years.  His hair was white, his face rugged, and his body broken.  In his day, the coal mine bosses didn’t want men his age.  They wanted young men as Ernie Ford declared in his classic tune, to load sixteen tons. To find work, Dad migrated north to Chicago.  We soon followed.  There in a Chicago factory, he spent the rest of his working life before returning home to his beloved West Virginia.

At the age of 16, I too was working in a Chicago factory.  Approaching my 19th birthday and observing men twice my age performing the same physical labor as me.  I did not like the view of my future.  I made a change.  I walked into the Army recruiter’s office on North Clark Street and 3 days later I was in basic combat training at Fort Ord, California.  Forty-eight years later, I spend my quiet time pondering.  I’m retired from two successful careers and am firmly fixed on the rungs of America’s Middle Class.

What I learned from my Dad and men and women like him throughout my life was the middle class, working class ethic.  Christian values, working hard for those dependent on you, honesty, service, respect, God, family and country.

I hope I didn’t bore you with that short biographical picture, but I think, as I write, it’s important you understand that I am as middle class as middle class gets.  I am content where God put me.

What separates the United States from the third world is our World Class Middle Class, America’s backbone.  It is now and always has been the core strength of our nation – the strength of any free western nation.

I don’t like harping on globalism, or for that matter any topic, but the largest roadblock to globalism is a strong American middle class.  Our country’s middle class already fills the ranks of our first responders, the military, medical professions, public education, and countless other service-oriented professions.  Our country is also filled with men and women skilled in other professions found in manufacturing.

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), we were told, was to create a million U.S. jobs.  Instead, since NAFTA and entering the World Trade Organization (WTO) “trade deficits have soared nearly 600 percent…close to five million American manufacturing jobs were eliminated from the U.S. economy…shuttering of nearly 50,000 U.S. manufacturing facilities”.  The devastation of closing those factories extends well beyond the lost jobs.  Entire communities are devastated.  Much like here in Wild and Wonderful during the war on coal.  Entire community economic systems rely on coal miner income.  Politicians address this as free trade when truthfully, it’s artfully camouflaged global wealth redistribution and destruction of the American middle class.

The other major impact is the widening wealth gap between American upper, middle, and lower income households.

Politicians once plied their bovine scatological tales of humble blue-collar beginnings.  They all claimed to be champions of the middle class.  Always out to help it.  Always out to fix it.  Taking off their ties and tailored suit coats, and rolling up their sleeves to get out there among’em.  I’m one of ya’ll. I feel your pain.  With all the years of blowing smoke up America’s rear end, they’ve nearly destroyed the middle-class glue holding our country together.  Now, they are out there appealing to another group with I’m gonna have me a beer videos, teeth cleaning videos, and bragging about their pot smoking days.  If there is anyone who can see a phony coming from a mile away, it’s someone whose spent their life being with and working with real people.

For many years, Donald Trump has been in public life.  When he shows up to a crowd, there’s no pulling off the coat and rolling up the sleeves.  He may put on his MAGA hat when he’s had an abnormally bad hair day.  He’s not a politician and does not try to be one.  He speaks to everyone in the plain language common to most Americans.  He reinforces what everyone knows is wrong with how our government functions or doesn’t function and how the globalist political class nearly broke the back of our middle class.  He connected.  President Trump doesn’t pretend to be anyone other than who he is.  By bolstering our economy and putting people back to work, he has solidified the support of our World Class Middle Class.  He is the biggest threat globalism has ever encountered.  For that reason, he needs our prayers and support.  In my lifetime two Presidents have been as outspokenly pro-America as Donald Trump – John Kennedy and Ronald Regan.  One was assassinated and the other shot.

Our world is filled with places where there exists aristocracy and peasants with nothing in between.  It’s the perfect environment for wealthy elitists to solidify control.  Donald Trump is leading America back from that abyss.  He is bucking an age-old movement with a biblically defined end of one world government and one world religion.  God Speed Mr. President.

© 2019 J. D. Pendry J.D. Pendry’s American Journal

American Genocide and the New World Order

Some recent horrific legislation and disheartening dialogue brings abortion back into the national discussion.  For me, the question has never been about choice, but rather about life and death.  America is at a perilous place.  It’s a place where we must think not only about a child’s life, but the life or death of our country, our homeland, the world’s remaining beacon of freedom.

In America, since the Roe vs Wade decision the steadily rising number of surgical abortions has exceeded 61 million.  Additionally,  Pharmacists for Life International  estimate 250 million babies were chemically aborted since 1973.  If the Pharmacists’ estimate is valid, 311 million Americans died because men decided taking their lives is a perfectly legal and constitutionally protected choice. If that doesn’t make your heart ache…  But Jesus called the children to him and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Luke 18:16 The current population of the United States is just over 328 million.  With abortion and population numbers in mind, the US birth rate has dropped to a 30 year low and below the population replacement rate of 2,100 births per 1,000 women.  Along with killing babies, we are killing our country.

You may call me wild-eyed and a little crazy in my thinking at times, but that’s okay.  I do feel some anxiety when I look at what’s happening not just to America, but to Western Civilization itself.  For ages, we’ve heard from the people who believe overpopulation will eventually destroy mother earth whom they worship.  Worshipping the creation rather than the creator was never a good idea.  The progressives, or whatever label you feel is appropriate, play the long game from depopulation to climate change.  The long game that ends in their borderless, nationless, Godless one world hellhole where even I will be looking for another way off the planet, praying I’m good enough to make the cut on rapture day.

For years, political ineptitude failed to resolve our immigration problems.  Or maybe it’s not ineptitude as much as it is intentional.  Consider our country’s leadership throughout your lifetime.  They’ve passed immigration laws that made it easier for immigration from third world countries.  They’ve preached about the seriousness of illegal immigration and border security, but that seems for the benefit of our ears.  A fixable problem has worsened to the point of repeated caravan invasions.  With the exception of the one person trying to solve the problem we must wonder who do these other plutocrats represent.  Certainly, and unquestionably it is neither the American people nor the security of our country.

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, “The U. S. foreign born population[includes illegal immigrants] reached a record 43.7 million in 2016.  Since 1965, when U. S. immigration laws replaced a national quota system, the number of immigrants living in the U. S. has more than quadrupled.”   A short report at Breitbart using data from the Migration Policy Institute and Center for Immigration Studies shows, “There are at least 4.5 million anchor babies in the country, a population that exceeds the total number of annual American births, as about 300,000 anchor babies are born every year, exceeding the total number of births in 48 states.”  Consider those staggering numbers and our failed immigration system.  Question the motives of politicians of all persuasions who have intentionally failed to lance this festering boil.  People supposedly representing American citizens are fighting tooth and nail to leave our borders open as caravan upon caravan advances on America.  To whom exactly are America’s political class beholden?

It’s not only immigration and abortion that’s replacing the American born population.  It’s many other progressive social manifestations of our time.  A cultural shift away from faith and family.  Toxic feminism (heh-heh) pushing women toward male and female egalitarianism while putting aside the prospects of family and motherhood or passing on them all together.  Welfare programs that destroy families leaving countless fatherless homes and generations of poverty.  Normalizing abnormal sexual behavior that encourages non-reproductive families.  The list is long of programs and fostered attitudes detrimental to the nuclear family.

Abortion, uncontrolled immigration, distancing ourselves from God, and destruction of the American family unit did not just happen.  We have generations educated and indoctrinated to accept this guided cultural shift as the norm. Thanks to our political class, the new world order’s progressive long game bent on destruction of American culture and replacement of American born population continues. When I see young people out in the streets supporting all of this, I see people who are ill-equipped and not strong enough to survive the potential outcome they cheer for.  The rest of us?  For their end game, they’ll call us the insurgency.  Our elimination is the final solution.

Have a cheerful day.

© 2019 J. D. Pendry J. D. Pendry’s American Journal

Modern liberalism pushing the boundaries of personal liberty

Classical liberalism is a political ideology that advocates limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, individual liberties including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.”

Classical liberalism is today’s radical right wing.

In his book, Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, Dr. Robert H. Bork explains that modern liberalism, not to be confused with classical liberalism, has constantly moved away from “the constraints on personal liberty imposed by religion, morality, law, family, and community.” These constraints comprise the heart of American middle-class values built on a foundation of Judeo-Christian values. Modern liberalism discards them. It’s as if they see themselves as more enlightened than those who adhere. For them, they believe, a moral code especially concerning personal liberty is unnecessary. They know what’s best. They push or more accurately eradicate boundaries placing constraints on their concept of personal liberty.

Too many Americans have fallen prey to this amoral ideology.  It’s a philosophy that casts off morals and natural law.  The morals we have or discard are the basis for the principles by which we live.  They also abandon principles.  This forces anyone holding to Christian values to choose a path.  It’s a choice that can only be made by looking inward.  It comes down to an assessment of what is good and what is evil.  For each of us, good and evil is determined by the morals and principles we abide.  From the beginning of time, the battles have always been between good and evil.  In America, we have reached a potential tipping point where evil believes it’s good.  Evil does not get to decide what’s good unless we let go of our morality.  Isaiah 5:19-21Audio

What happens when people, a nation of people, abandon “the constraints on personal liberty imposed by religion, morality, law, family, and community?”  Evil creeps in.  Little by little it saturates society before kicking the door wide open.  It’s as simple as language.  People feel no compunction about walking around with profanity presented in its most vulgar form on tee shirts, or protest signs, emanating from their mouths, filling their text messages and social media posts.  In tirades toward the nation’s President, celebrities feel free to blast it out on national television.  Especially when it’s to thunderous applause of their peers.  Adolescents routinely use the same language.  When I was young, sneaking a smoke was pushing the boundaries, now it’s who has the boldest most foul mouth.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not angelic in the language department, but I spent most of my life in the Army where cussing can be an art form.  Even hard-core Soldiers understood and followed a code of civility.  They knew when to dial it back.  There is no restraint these days.  Ahh just language, right?  No.  It’s evil sneaking in and tainting souls.

Language kind of cuts us loose.  We’re free to talk as we please anywhere we please.  We decide if it’s bad.  When we start throwing F-bombs around like it’s an aw shucks and that becomes accepted, we’ve not only changed the face of our society, but we’ve changed the fiber of it.  So where do we go?

We legalize marijuana.  There’s no harm.  No worse than having a drink or two of alcohol is it.  As a mushy headed teenager of the 1960’s, I will tell you something with complete certainty.  Marijuana gives teenagers the bravado, the edge or the hey man far out attitude to try something a little more potent.  The craving to get a little higher – go tripping.  In those days, psychedelics like LSD produced dead kids who thought they could fly.  Today it’s cocaine, meth, heroin, fentanyl, and death.  I was a fortunate young man, when my aim for the military pulled me out of that environment.

The looser we get, the more we delve into the hidden. We normalize homosexuality and transgenderism.  It’s not enough that people may live life as they choose in America.  They must demean and slander as bigoted anyone who chooses to follow a different moral code – someone who does not follow along with tossing away those self-imposed moral constraints on personal liberty.  Not only do they demean, they try to outright destroy.

We loosen our language.  We embrace the drug culture.  We normalize the abnormal.  Does it stop there?  Not a chance.

Evil passes laws these days declaring to standing ovations that evil is good.  A woman choosing to kill her unborn child up to and including the day of birth and actually raising discussion about whether one that’s born alive can be killed or allowed to die.  Evil wants us to accept that’s good.  It’s not murder, it’s a woman’s health choice.

Meanwhile in Congress there’s pending legislation introduced to make animal cruelty a felony.  Now I believe it’s the lowest of the low that mistreats or intentionally harms animals, especially those we’ve domesticated and made dependent on us.  But wouldn’t you think if Congress could come up with this bipartisan law, it could figure out how to protect the most defenseless in our society.  Good versus evil.  Evil wins when good does not confront it.

Romans 1:18-32Audio

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