By Charles Stokes

An excerpt from Soldier’s Reverie: Vietnam, 2018 Xlibris

The 1-0 was watching as the 155mm rounds exploded around the hill where his team was pinned down. The artillery unit known as Red Leg was firing at maximum range making the accuracy of the big guns somewhat questionable.

The detonating high explosive shells slowed the enemy soldiers advancing up the side of the hill toward his trapped recon team, but had little effect in stopping them. 1-0 stopped, listened, and searched the sky. He heard the distinctive beating of rotor blades. Almost instantly, he saw a string of three UH-1 Huey helicopters coming in at max speed just under 120 knots 1,000 feet above the jungle canopy. There were two slicks and an escort gunship. The unarmed UH-1 helicopters were called slicks because they were used mainly to carry troops, cargo, or supplies. The escort gunship in this case was the same type of helicopter, but armed with 7.62 M-60 machine guns and rocket pods attached to both sides of the ship’s airframe. 1-0 immediately shouted into his radio, “Red Leg, check fire! Check fire! We have friendly birds inbound. Over.” Red Leg responded, “Roger, checking fire, standing by, over.”

The slicks had just finished a milk run near the border, ferrying cargo and mail to outposts, when they heard the radio traffic about a pinned down recon team. 1-0 watched from his observation point and knew that the two slick pilots would be pulling pitch, allowing the helicopters to descend, and trying to touch down for a rescue attempt of the trapped team. He watched as the gunship Eagle Three continued its run picking up altitude before turning and laying down a stream of deadly rocket and M-60 machine gun fire while the other two UH-1s would attempt to land and pick up his pinned down team.

As the two helicopters descended flaring in an attempt to land, green enemy tracers from small arms and automatic weapons began tracking their downward descent. Small arms fire was also coming from the unseen enemy under the jungle canopy in addition to those advancing up the side of the hill. One of the slick pilots keyed his microphone and called the gunship, “Eagle Three, this is Eagle One. Landing zone is too hot. Receiving heavy fire; will try approaching from the leeward side of the hill. Can you keep them pinned down, over?” Eagle Three responded almost instantaneously, “Roger that, I’m swinging around now to start a gun run. Over.” The pilot of Eagle Three peered down and quipped in a southern drawl over his radio, “It looks like somebody done stirred a stick in a hornets’ nest down there.”

The upside of the hill was speckled with enemy troops converging on the small perimeter where the five recon team members lay in a wide semicircle behind fallen trees and rocks firing at the approaching enemy. The gunship had climbed to 1500 feet and, as the pilot banked hard left, fired salvos of 2.75” rockets into the hillside. Simultaneously, Door Gunner began firing his door-mounted M-60 machine gun. Door Gunner’s gun was a belt-fed, gas operated weapon that fired a 7.62mm cartridge making it one of the deadliest light machine guns in existence. Door Gunner softly mumbled to himself, “Come on, pig, root them out.” Pig was a pet name that he had given his gun for the way it chewed up its targets.  As the linked ammunition belt fed the 7.62 armor-piercing rounds into the chamber, the bolt of the M-60 moved back and forth faster than the eye could follow. The firing pin centered in the bolt face hit the cartridge primer causing the powder inside to ignite. The expanding gases forced the rounds through the 22-inch long barrel at 2,800 feet per second. As each round fired, expanding gases were forced into a gas port that caused a piston to push the bolt rearward. On each cycle of the bolt the extractor caught the rim of the spent brass cartridge ejecting it to the side and rear while the cartridge link dropped away.

The metal links from the disintegrating ammunition belt clattered and tinkled as they fell from the gun. Each round was taken from the linked ammunition belt and fed into the chamber by the reciprocating bolt. The empty brass casings flew in a continuous, graceful arc as the bolt moved rearward to grab another round. His gun smoked as it cycled 650 rounds a minute into its chamber, never missing a beat. Door Gunner’s face showed a grim smile as he listened to the casings rhythmically bouncing, “ting, ting, ting,” off the skids and falling into space.  It made him feel good as some of the empty casings hit his fatigues’ trouser leg. The empty casings hitting his legs briefly reminded him of wind chimes on a windy day. After a short bit of daydreaming, Door Gunner refocused and concentrated on where to aim his gun as he watched the red tracer rounds hit their targets on the ground.

Door Gunner wore a restraining harness that allowed him to place his feet on the skids of the helicopter and lean out as he fired. While this gave him a good view of any target on the ground, it also exposed him as a prime target for ground fire. Enemy soldiers on the ground looking up at the helicopter could see Door Gunner leaning out of the helicopter and firing rounds down on them. Instinctively they returned fire, aiming at the helicopter where it was instead of where it would be by the time their rounds arrived.  Door Gunner watched the chaos and fired his M-60 machine gun as green tracers from the ground curved well behind his helicopter. The harness that held Door Gunner in the helicopter fit like a vest. It was held together in front with a quick release metal fastener. The round aluminum fastener could be rotated a quarter turn and hit sharply with the palm of the hand to release Door Gunner from the harness.

Door Gunner had designed the vest from a parachute harness, the kind that the paratroopers used. He had removed the parachute and its deployment bag. In the center back of the harness Door Gunner had sewn a two-inch wide, four-foot long, adjustable nylon strap. The end of the strap was attached to a locking snap link which was hooked and locked to an anchor point on the inside airframe of the helicopter. Door Gunner’s converted harness prevented him from falling from the helicopter as he leaned out of the door, seeking out and firing at targets on the ground.

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Using the past to destroy the future

By J. D. Pendry

We are a country of immigrants.  Have you heard that?  A decent political meme maybe, but is it true?  Not quite.  We are a nation of citizens who bought into a Constitutional Republic, the foundation of Judeo-Christian values, and the exceptional concept of individual liberty.

Many survived perilous journeys across the Atlantic only to perish during the first year of the Jamestown and Plymouth settlements of the early 1600s.  These early settlers were primarily Protestant Christians.  In the case of the Plymouth settlement, they were separatists fleeing to Holland to escape persecution from the Church of England.  Later making their way to North America. The Pilgrims never called themselves Pilgrims.  It was a name used in various writings making, in some cases, biblical references to pilgrims.  The Plymouth “Pilgrims” are often confused with Puritans that settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony about 30 years later.  The Puritans were theocratic and their laws quite rigid.  They gave us the Salem Witch Trials.

It would be incorrect to call these early North American settlers Americans in the same sense as today.  What is undeniable is that these early settlers arrived here with a strong Christian value system, the work ethic necessary to survive and eventually prosper, and the American spirit of freedom.  Although a hundred years before our founding, this was the beginnings of the greatest adventure of humankind.  Determined, hardworking people set the foundation for the world’s only exceptional nation.

I’d wager this is not the historical summary one likely hears today.  Instead, we hear about European invaders killing Native Indians, stealing their land, and spreading disease.  We hear about how awful these colonizers were.  We do not hear about the indigenous often-brutal intertribal warfare that existed for centuries before the arrival of European settlers.

These were people of their time.  They lived within cultural norms of their era.  Throughout recorded history, cultural norms apply to all societies.  Who are we?  We are people of our time.  Our problem is we’ve deliberately changed cultural norms to the point one can’t be sure these days if there is such a thing.  We insist on group identities each with its own accepted behaviors.  Some of these groups are not happy to be left alone to live their lives, that, by the way, is a historic American cultural norm.  Instead, some want to force others to accept and embrace their lifestyles – impose their beliefs onto others, most certainly not a historic American cultural norm.  That’s closer to fascism.

Not only have we changed the norms for our own time, but we try to apply our behavioral norms to cultures centuries past.  Worse than that, certain ones of us attempt to measure the worth of our nation based on centuries old cultures of the original settlers and founders.  I believe that’s born of abject ignorance of our history and a lack of understanding of human nature.  Or as American Journal contributor Dee Armstrong suggested: maybe it’s old fashioned stupidity – choosing to remain ignorant.  That it appears is also a new American norm.

It begs the question doesn’t it?  Who are we, as a collection of supposedly logical and educated people, that we can be led down a pathway of passing judgement on centuries old culture using today’s political correctness silliness and our fundamentally transformed cultural norms?  And then use that flawed judgment to measure our own self-loathing worthiness?

There are some universal truths.  We cannot change the past.  We cannot predict the future.  We can get it right today.  When will we stop applying today’s political correctness and social justice attitudes to people who lived and died in completely different eras?  What is the purpose of vilification and destruction of our past?  A nation without a past is a nation with an uncertain, if any, future.

There is a concerted effort, it seems, to take down America’s iconic historical figures.  An effort to eradicate history or at least the portions of it that do not meet the ever-fluctuating standards of the new American normal.  Can we not be satisfied with getting it right today?  Or, is it more important to some that we take down the foundations of our country from our Judeo-Christian value system to our founding?  When you’ve convinced generations that we are a historically bad nation then it’s an easy sale to convince them we remain a bad nation today, therefore, we must be fundamentally transformed.

We use history to ensure we do not repeat the mistakes of the past thus ensuring a better future.  Removing, demonizing, and hiding the past divides and destroys the future.  Read Truth in Sarcasm for a view of the fallacies of our time.  Our heritage is our heritage.  We do not have to like it.  We must learn from it and not use it as a bludgeon against those we dislike. 

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By Paul Schneidmill

I have no idea how long ago it began, but the famous mantra for people wanting to start a business, “Find a Need and Meet it,” was taken to a whole new level. 

Somebody realized that there was a market for people who wanted to wear clothes that had holes and/or tears in them.  People now own and proudly wear pairs of jeans and other garments that are frayed, torn and in my mind – missing material…just like the jeans and pants torn up by youth playing sandlot baseball or football in the world that preceded the Xbox and the PlayStation (which destroyed outdoor playing for youth throughout much of the current world).  This to me, is utterly amazing.  That’s because it is utterly amazing to me that people will spend significant amounts of money to purchase clothes that look like the tailor may have fallen asleep at the sewing machine wheel, or accidentally (in a slightly strategic manner) hacked the clothes with scissors and then sent the damaged apparel on to the distribution phase of the business.  Utterly amazing.

To say the least in my opinion, the clothes of this new style, simply look damaged.  My beautiful wife of 27 years now owns a pair of these missing material jeans, which she states are called “Distressed Jeans.”  Why would jeans be distressed?  When I think of the word “distressed,” I think of someone or something being in trouble.  When I imagine “jeans” and “distressed” together, I see an image of a pair of jeans tied to a railroad track, waiting for Dudley Do Right to come and rescue them from being run over by a train as he so faithfully did for Nell (depending on who you are, you may have to Google Dudley to understand the imagery).  Furthermore, if the jeans are “distressed,” is it also possible they can be depressed?  Need healthcare?  Medications maybe? 

I recently enjoyed a hilarious moment while attending one of the “Happy Hour” activities at my Mom’s Nursing Facility.  A comedian wearing “distressed” jeans was doing his abysmal best to try to make the residents laugh via his comedy routine.  The funniest part the routine (unplanned or expected by him I’m sure) was when an elderly woman resident rolled her wheelchair close to where he was performing, appraised his attire and loudly proclaimed, “You are raggedy!”  It wasn’t just his comedic monologue that was missing material!

I’m now considering starting my own clothing and apparel company, which I will call it a variation of this writing’s title: “Missing Key Material.”   I plan to be little revolutionary in my approach to the business – like make suit and sports jackets with one sleeve only, or designer shoes without the tongues, and significantly ventilated underwear.  I’ll also have a great sales slogan – “Our unique brand of clothing is fashioned and inspired by the stories reported by most contemporary News Outlets today – “Missing Key Material”…a social phenomenon today that I also find utterly amazing.

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Truth and Justice the new American Way

By J. D. Pendry

The Mueller investigation cost taxpayers around $30 million.  More that half of it going into the pockets of his 17 Lawyers.  It took Mueller’s school of sharks and legion of FBI investigators 2 years to tell everyone with properly functioning brain cells what we and Mueller already knew.  There was no Russian collusion, zero, zip, nada.   We also learned the Mueller crew must’ve flunked the basic precepts of the American legal system.  Especially the small part about the presumption of innocence.  Part two of the collusion fable, built on a fictional storyline concocted by a washed-up British spy, declared we can’t prove you were guilty of obstruction but we also cannot prove you are innocent of it.  And just for the record, when did you stop beating your wife?

Supreme Court in Coffin v. United States, 156 U.S. 432 (1895). “The principle that there is a presumption of innocence in favor of the accused is the undoubted law, axiomatic and elementary, and its enforcement lies at the foundation of the administration of our criminal law.”

I had a job once.  That sounded so nice, I should’ve just left it there.  Legal decisions I made were evidence driven.  In one instance, I needed evidence placing someone in a certain place during a specified time frame.  No record of such evidence existed nor could the claimant provide any, not even a hint, so the unfavorable decision the evidence required I make reflected that.  Sometime down the twisting trail through the familiar Washington menagerie, a highly educated lawyer/judge reversed my decision because, the judge declared, I could not prove the person wasn’t at the certain place during the specified time frame.  I do not know if this lawyer grew up to be on the Mueller team, but it’s certainly a possibility worth considering.

Legal decisions require a burden of proof.  In Mueller’s case, the burden of proving (not disproving) the President obstructed justice belonged to him.  Anything following the we can’t prove it statement is just political bull.  Nothing but fodder for the Democrat house and the progressive media.  In my case, a person made a claim against the government.  The government is required to search all available records to assist the claimant.  When the government’s search turns up no supporting evidence, the burden of proof falls to the claimant.  Just like Mueller, the judge required proof of a negative.  An impossibility.  This is how political activists, ideologues, and people trying to cover their own behinds upend a free republic’s most basic law principles.

If you believe in the rule of law and our free republic, I don’t know how you can support what’s happening or happened in the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the United States Congress.  Voluminous evidence documents a political coup beginning with the Clinton campaign financing the fake dossier and spying on the Trump campaign.  It continues right up to this very moment, relying now on innuendo contained in Mueller’s dossier.  Congress is not satisfied with Mueller and much less with Attorney General Barr.  They now want to go after the Trump industry, the Trump family and every aspect of the lives of the First Family.  A Trump witch hunt.  If you support this, do not claim to me that you’re American.  If your blind hatred of a man, simply because he defeated an unindicted felon, leads you to unstable decisions like attacking someone because they wear a ball cap you don’t like, you have a mental health issue.  You need help.  You need to address that along with ensuring your brain is in gear before your mouth goes into operation.  If you work in the media, please consider truth and objectivity and address facts not tempered by your thoughts or feelings.  You are destroying one of our most cherished freedoms – a free press.  Because you are not free, you are chained to a political party and ideology both of which blind you to the truth.  If you keep demanding that we save our democracy, you are showing your ignorance.  We are a Constitutional Republic, governed by law not mob rule.

Maybe I am just growing tired.  Tired of stupidity.  Tired of being labeled by those who project their biases onto others and me.  Tired of media blackouts on conduct of real criminals, worldwide attacks on Christians, and the invasion at our Southern Border.  The media was correctly named an enemy of the state.  The enemy of freedom.  Suicidal.

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By Kelleigh Nelson

That a district judge would overrule the president of the United States on a matter of border security in wartime is absurd. Pat Buchanan

It takes more than just walking across the border to become an American citizen. It’s what’s in our souls. Duncan D. Hunter

If we’re so cruel to minorities, why do they keep coming here? Why aren’t they sneaking across the Mexican border to make their way to the Taliban? Ann Coulter

Liberals (Democratic communists) are increasingly in favor of open borders to anyone who wants to enter the United States and national sovereignty be damned.  But not that long ago they all wanted border security.

Schumer 2009: Illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple. He was all for spending $25 billion to secure the southern border until January of 2018.

Hillary 2015: I voted numerous times when I was a senator to spend money to build a barrier to try to prevent illegal immigrants from coming in.

Obama 2005: We simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked.

Bill Clinton 1996: His State of the Union address that year showed a striking comparison to what President Trump has said about the subject.  We are a nation of laws.

Dianne Feinstein 2006: Democrats are solidly behind controlling the border, and we support the border fence with the Secure Fence Act of 2006.

Nancy Pelosi 2013: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi referred to border security as a “basic principle,” and urged congress to support legislation that she claimed would secure the U.S. border.

So, what changed?  President Trump tried to wheel and deal with Schumer and Pelosi regarding funds for the wall, even offering Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) amnesty.  Americans didn’t want it, but neither Pelosi nor Schumer would accept it despite their previous claims. The Democratic socialist hatred for our President supersedes protection for American citizens from illegal alien criminals, Mexican gangs, drug lords and yes Islamic terrorists.

Open Borders and Terrorists

Ranchers and farmers are finding prayer rugs along the United States-Mexico border – evidence corroborating President Donald Trump’s assertion that migrants from Islamic terrorist hotbed nations in the Middle East are breaking into the country.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Burgard)

Texas rancher Dr. Mike Vickers found an Urdu-to-English (official language of Pakistan) dictionary dropped under the cattle fencing on his 1,000-acre ranch north of the U.S.-Mexico border.

While local ranchers have to contend with torn-up fences, broken water lines, contaminated wells and robbery on a daily basis from illegal immigrants streaming through, a Texas Border Patrol agent said there is “no doubt” that among the hordes of Central Americans are also crossers from Pakistan and Afghanistan, raising significant national security concerns. 

Other than Mexicans (OTMs) cross our southern border every day and never turn themselves in to Border Patrol like the family units or children.

Dr. Vickers’ wife, Linda, said the southern border ranchers have been dealing with illegals for years and no one seemed to care until our government started shipping illegal aliens all over the country.  Once that happened, it wasn’t just the ranchers’ problem; it became the nation’s problem.

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The southern border is 1,933 miles long, and it crosses through arid deserts, rugged mountains, and winding rivers, many areas of which are unprotected by border security, and easily crossed border obstructions.

Hezbollah and Latin America

Relations between Hezbollah and Latin American drug cartels have been well known for two decades. In recent years, border security officials in southwest states have seen an alarming rise in Hezbollah insignia tattoos among imprisoned drug cartel operatives suggesting a very strong relationship amongst rank and file these days, let alone at the command level. 

Over the years pro-Iranian websites have proliferated across Latin America.  Latin American politicians, notably Venezuela’s Maduro, have been in bed with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC)/Hezbollah operatives for years.

The terror threat from the south is not so much from illegal Latin American immigrants per se, but from Shiite Lebanese Hezbollah working with Iranian IRGC.   Of course, Hezbollah can recruit South Central Americans as operatives as well. There is little doubt that Hezbollah’s connections enable them to enter the U.S. as they desire, through our porous border with Mexico.

Our efforts to combat Islamic terrorism needs to consider the open southern border, the IRGC and Hezbollah threat to national security.

Constitutional Border Empowerment

Donald Trump is the commander in chief of the military and explicitly empowered by the U.S. Constitution to enforce our borders. (Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution).  As for declaring a national emergency, even though he had to veto the no vote, he won, because there weren’t enough votes to override his veto.  He could have built our border wall in the past eighteen months with defense department funds. 

Instead some mysterious forces prevent him from taking action.  Why? Former Assistant States Attorney, Sidney Powell, author of Licensed to Lie, tells us exactly why in her latest article, The Ultimate Betrayal.  Please take the time to read it.

The President of the United States has full authority and full power to shut down the border of the United States to protect the nation and the people in the United States. It’s actually enshrined, not only in our U.S. Constitution, but in the U.S. federal code. It is Title VIII U.S. Code 1181(f).  It gives the president the power to suspend the entry of all aliens whenever he finds their entry would be detrimental to the interests of the United States. He can shut it down whenever he wants to, based on those criteria. It is statutory.

District court judges stopped his orders regarding our southern border several times.  They also repeatedly stopped the President from restricting who enters our country from Muslim nations with a high incidence of terrorists.

But now, even the “regressive” L.A. Times admits the courts won’t stop his emergency declaration or his border wall.

President Trump’s Travel Ban

Finally, on June 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s third executive order (Presidential Proclamation 9645), entitled, Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or other Public-Safety Threats, and its accompanying travel ban of 7-8 states known for terrorism.  In the 5-4 opinion penned by Chief Justice John Roberts, the court found that Trump’s immigration restriction fell “squarely” within the president’s authority. The court rejected claims that the ban was motivated by religious hostility. 

We need a secured southern border, with walls like those built in Israel and Turkey.

Turkey/Syria Border Wall

Turkey has completed the construction of a 911-kilometer wall (566 mile) bordering with Syria, a country plagued by civil war since 2011.  It is the third longest wall in the world after the Great Wall of China. 

Over the period 2015-2018 Erdogan put up approximately 500 miles of 3-meter-high concrete wall (9’10”) along his border with Syria. The border wall incorporates physical, electronic and advanced technology components.  The physical components include modular concrete walls, patrol routes, manned and unmanned towers and passenger tracks.  It is backed up by some 150 towers and fixed lookout posts with electro optic devices and patrolled using armored vehicles.

The European Union funded much of the Turkey/Syrian wall and all of the technology and the armored vehicle cost in order to keep Syrians inside Syria and prevent them from making their way west. 

Israeli Border Walls

Illegal immigration to Israel from Africa became a major problem beginning in 2007. Until then, approximately 2,700 illegal immigrants had entered Israel through the Egyptian border in the previous decades.  Over the next five years approximately 61,000 illegal immigrants entered Israel through the Egyptian border, the overwhelming majority coming from Eritrea and Sudan.

Israeli/Egyptian Border Wall

Once the 250-mile steel border fence was completed in December 2012, the numbers of illegal immigrants dropped from 10,431 in 2012 to less than 150 in 2013, and now even less, down to 11 per year. 

Israel’s West Bank barrier is a wall built by the State of Israel to separate Palestinian territories from Israel. It is built mostly of fences and in some places, it is built of high concrete walls.

Israel’s West Bank barrier

Israel is now beginning work on a barrier in the Golan Heights area to prevent attacks by ISIS and other radical factions involved in the Syrian Civil War.

Our borders should be just as protected.  “Build the Wall” wasn’t just a slogan!  Now armed Mexican troops are crossing the border and disarming our own military. 

Armed Mexican Troops

Armed Mexican troops disarmed two United States soldiers while they were on the American side of the border, U.S. defense officials have said.

U.S. Northern Command said in a statement that “five to six Mexican military personnel questioned two U.S. Army soldiers who were conducting border support operations” this month. The U.S. soldiers were in an unmarked Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicle near the southwest border near Clint, Texas.

Officials confirmed that the Mexican troops were armed with what seemed to be rifles. They raised their weapons when they saw the two U.S. soldiers, and then took a pistol from one and put it in the CBP vehicle. According to officials talking to CNN, the two Americans obliged “in an attempt to de-escalate a potential volatile situation.” 

A senior defense official says the Pentagon is reviewing how U.S. soldiers responded during the incident in which Mexican troops detained and disarmed Americans on Texas soil.

Border Militia Arrested

The FBI arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins,69, for alleged unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition days after his group posted videos that appeared to show armed men stopping 200 migrants at the border in New Mexico, ordering them to sit on the ground and coordinating with US border patrol agents to have them taken into custody.

The United Constitutional Patriots have never killed or wounded even one illegal immigrant, something that cannot be said about the so-called professional cops at the Mexican border region,” said former police sergeant Leslie B. Crimmons, who trains civilians in self-defense and firearms safety. And yes, citizens do have the right to arrest.  See Jim Kouri’s recent article for the full story.

On June 18, 1916, U.S. President Wilson ordered 110,000 National Guardsmen from state militias to the Mexican border for patrol duty due to the unstable border situation and hostilities mainly from Mexican bandit, Pancho Villa.

It was the US militia that joined forces with the Continental army to defeat the British and create this nation. It was the US militia that was at Bunker Hill and Concord to stop the redcoats. Articles are labeling those Americans defending the border as “fascists” that are operating under the motivation of being “xenophobic,” when they’re only trying to help defend our nation from invasion.

No Assimilation, No Love for America

Migrants heading north to the U.S. border are not carrying American flags.  They carry the flags of the countries they’re leaving. And most of those migrants are strong young well-fed men.

A photo from the Associated Press shows protesters burning an American flag with a swastika painted on it in support of the migrant caravan heading through Central America for the United States.  Link

The defiant message is that they’ll cross the U.S. border any time they like, immigration laws be damned. They’re hoping to demonstrate such a reality with huge masses of people, who will ultimately be daring the U.S. military or border guards to fire on them. 

Then their leaders will claim a propaganda victory over some migrant’s dead body while the U.S. wraps itself in pretzels over its dreaded crimes again unarmed civilians.  Link


In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.  Sadly, far too many Americans are ignorant of what is happening in our country and that the southern border is actually non-existent.  Taxpayers are given a yearly bill of $150 billion for the cost of migrant invaders. The hordes of illegal aliens from third world countries have no desire to assimilate into American society.

Americans who understand what is happening to our nation are growing tired of our ancestors being compared to the migrants of today.  Settling in an undeveloped land and building a civilization is not comparable to invading a post-industrial nation and signing up for welfare.

We’ve had enough!  Close the border and build the wall…

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Good Times & Bad Times

By Steve Briscoe

In Genesis chapter 41 a story is told of when Pharaoh had a dream about the seven pretty cows and the seven ugly cows. Rather than recount the story I’ll suggest you go read it for yourself; Moses is a way better story teller than I.

I’ll not tell you I had a dream about cows; not at all. In fact, my dreams are beyond weird and often violent. But I do believe everyone lives through good times and bad times and often these peaks and valleys exchange places multiple times throughout our lives. Sometimes this is due to circumstances beyond our control and other times we fall prey to our own stupidity.

I know what some of you are saying, “What good times?” If that is your thought then I will assume you have never set foot outside the U.S. or ventured across the county line into Oglala Lakota County, South Dakota. Regardless of what you think you know, consider yourself fortunate you live during a time of peace and plenty. Even if you exist at the lowest rung of the economic ladder there are social and welfare programs to house you and feed you. And most who would argue that point will do so on their $700.00 iPhone. Fact is, I’m not here to argue. I’m here to proclaim a warning.

Most of us live in a peaceful environment. The exceptions would be those who select to live a life in the military and are deployed or members of the police force, or you live in the socialist controlled segments of the U.S, like Chicago, Detroit, LA, etc.

I have seen both peace and war; I prefer peace but I am a realist. I am reasonably certain the socialist within our government will eventually get their way and our Republic will crumble. Our education system has done an exceptional job of conditioning the youth into believing Socialism will rise and crush the evil capitalist and put them in their rightful place; under foot. But history paints a different story that our schools have intentionally hidden. Every Socialist Economy has collapsed into anarchy or, if fortunate enough, the country in question sees the error and starts to backpedal. If you want to know the results of a socialist government, look no further than Venezuela, Greece, or the aforementioned Oglala Lakota County (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation) in South Dakota.

Oglala Lakota, the poorest county in the U.S.

We have a contingent within our government who have been working diligently for several decades to bring about a socialist government. They demand open borders knowing that those crossing will collect the free trinkets and vote to get more trinkets. How can any intelligent person argue a point in favor of allowing non-citizens to vote in our elections? There is the same legislative contingent seeking to lower the voting age to 16 as well as disolve the Electoral College. When I was young, around 16, I thought the Electoral College was wrong. But then I grew up and started to think for myself. The higher the population count, the higher the welfare count and the welfare crowd will always vote for more free stuff. It’s just human nature. If given the option of working for a living or lounging around all day long, sadly, many will opt to be lazy. We live in a society that proudly parades third and fourth generation welfare, meaning the parent, the grandparent, and the great grandparent were all on welfare; it has become a way of life that is taught and expected.

Don’t go ballistic on me and call me a racist bigot. I’ve known some fine people of all makes and models who, through hard times and unfortunate circumstances, found themselves on government handouts. However, they worked hard and through perseverance got off the soup line and started to fend for themselves; they did not make it a way of life. I might be getting off course here, let me reel this in a bit.

Regardless of your status you need to prepare for hard times. If the elite get their way, hard times will come for us all and oddly, there is a growing number of willfully ignorant people who welcome it.

The story in Genesis was not a self-imposed hardship. In fact, God gave them clear warning and they were smart enough to heed that warning.  Our coming hardship will be self-imposed and there are clear warning signs; are we smart enough to heed them?

I will fight the coming hardship; I will fight it with word and deed. That’s all I’m sayin’.

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America do not go gentle into that good night

By J. D. Pendry

On Thursday last week, I was catching up on the spring yard work.  While weed whacking and mowing, I keep a little radio in my pocket, ear phones plugged in, listening to the local news talk radio station.   It was Mueller day so I was fed a heavy dose of Mueller malarkey.  How did we ever arrive at this low point in American history?  Why would people hysterically cheer the so slight possibility that a Russian agent was elected President of the United States while fantasizing his public execution.  It was the same people who wept when the unthinkable happened Election day 2016.  The same people from the FBI, CIA, and DoJ that panicked fearing the likely exposure of their shenanigans.

Some good came of the failed coup attempt cover up.  And it was a coup attempt.  A coup is something not supposed to happen in America. A place where we once marveled at our free elections and peaceful transfers of power.  We are so far removed from that lofty idea that we are barely recognizable as a free republic.  We are a couple of fraudulent votes away from becoming Venezuela.  Or worse. 

So, what good came of it?  I’d wager most Americans never heard of the deep state and if they had it was written off as a wing nut conspiracy theory.  Reliance on traditional media and their cable progeny, traps many in willful ignorance.  They remain plugged into America’s great brainwashing mechanism.  It is beyond sad that one of our most cherished rights, freedom of the press, has been turned against us plying us daily with misinformation and outright lies.  It’s been Russian collusion all day, every day even on the day the Mueller report made clear what sensible Americans have known all along.  There was none.  At least there was none from the Trump campaign.  We can only hope the next investigation is the one that pulls the plug on the Washington swamp now properly labeled the deep state.  Lady Justice’s scales were tipped and the blindfold ripped from her teary eyes.  The obstruction report was fodder for the media and the Democrat house.  Pretend it is you, even if you are the most liberal of the liberal.  We cannot prove you murdered your wife, but neither can we exonerate you.  It took 17 lawyers and super cop Mueller to come up with that one.  In a free America, people do not have to prove their innocence.  Unless of course they’ve upset the deep state apple cart or are a quasi-conservative nominee to the Supreme Court.

The deep state isn’t new.  These days, it’s emboldened because it can drop something into its media wing and it’s sold, unquestioningly, lock stock and barrel to the brainwashed American people who rely on our great freedom of the press to keep informed.  Nowadays, keep them inflamed more like it.  The deep state are career government bureaucrats filling the top levels of government agencies.  They’ve always been there.  Administrations, of both brands, seed these agencies with their people.  Like minded people who will slow walk any policy attempt they don’t support and leak damaging information to their media propaganda wing.  The coup attempt has demonstrated the powerful and dangerous threat to freedom the deep state is.  Unless we can put a stake through its heart, we will never have a government by the people for the people.  We’ll remain as we are now.  A duped serfdom led astray by the pied piper press and corrupt politicians.

Finished up, I sat there on the patio.  I removed the sweat soaked bandanna from my bald head and sipped my third or fourth bottle of water.  I watched the breeze sweep cherry blossoms across the back yard.  With my ears unplugged from the radio, I listened to the songbirds.  Down in the valley, I heard the low rumbling of the coal train rolling through town, horn blasting.  It was Maundy Thursday.  The day of the Last Supper and Jesus’s betrayal at the garden of Gethsemane.  I don’t know why Holy week thoughts popped into my mind following the Mueller deluge unless it was to remind me that maybe it takes a great injustice to save a people from themselves.

I arrived in this world with the same longing as every person.  A longing for freedom.  It’s a longing that cannot be taken.  It can only be given away.  Deep state, corrupt politicians, corrupt news media none of it will steer me away from that longing or my willingness to fight for it.

Many years ago, I wrote a school term paper about Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas comparing and contrasting him with others of his time.  He was a drunkard by reputation and died young at age 39.  Probably his most famous work, that’s stayed with me over the years, was a poem about death, Do No Go Gentle Into That Good Night.  Americans, cherish your freedom and do not let it die.  Do not go gentle into that good night.

God Bless a Free America!

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