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Friday, April 7, 2017

My studies of Vladimir Putin are continuing. I am trying to be careful not to jump to conclusions as I believe the truth is buried beneath many layers of deception, disinformation, and carefully crafted yet hidden dreams of empire building. My preliminary assessment is that Putin is a crafty fellow. I am not sure how much he does and says is real or is designed to attract the conservative Christians and Jews into his web of deceit. Thus far, I have seen that he is building close ties with the Asian world, while the West attacks him openly. What is not clear is this: Are these attacks real or more deception to make true conservatives believe that Putin has changed his spots?

For example, Putin has completely rebuilt the Cathedral of Christ the Savior (photo, left), which was destroyed to the last stone by Joseph Stalin and his henchman Lazar Kaganovich in 1931. Putin has also built 1,000 Christian churches across Russia. Many have suggested that Putin is a friend of Christianity. Yet, this may all be part of a grand deception. We know that under the Soviet regime the church patriarchs and priests were Soviet KGB operatives. Lenin wrote that the churches were an excellent...

Keyword(s): conspiracy, Islam, Russia, Soviets


Monday, March 27, 2017

There is an old saying that if the clock strikes 13, it casts doubt not only on that, but also on everything that went before. If we cannot believe the clock when it strikes 13, should we have believed it when it struck 10 or 11? Should we believe anything it ever did?

Some time ago, I saw a prominent criminal-defense attorney being interviewed on TV regarding his client, who was accused of a serious crime. The lawyer declared pompously, “I can’t say there is a shred of evidence against my client.”

This statement was literally true. Of course he couldn’t say anything implying that his client was guilty ‒ he would be disbarred, and even if he were not, no one would hire him. His career would be over. And it turned out that there wasn’t a shred of evidence against his client ‒ there was a mountain of evidence. The lawyer’s statement was the worst kind of lie ‒ a half-truth intended to give a wholly false impression to the listener.

What does all this have to do with the accusation that candidate Trump or his associates were surveilled, and that the contents of their communications were revealed to the Democrats and the media? Let me try to make...

Keyword(s): media, politics, surveillance


Monday, March 27, 2017

The following is adapted from a speech delivered on February 15, 2017, at a Hillsdale College National Leadership Seminar in Phoenix, Arizona.

Vladimir Putin is a powerful ideological symbol and a highly effective ideological litmus test. He is a hero to populist conservatives around the world and anathema to progressives. I don’t want to compare him to our own president, but if you know enough about what a given American thinks of Putin, you can probably tell what he thinks of Donald Trump.

Let me stress at the outset that this is not going to be a talk about what to think about Putin, which is something you are all capable of making up your minds on, but rather how to think about him. And on this, there is one basic truth to remember, although it is often forgotten. Our globalist leaders may have deprecated sovereignty since the end of the Cold War, but that does not mean it has ceased for an instant to be the primary subject of politics.

Vladimir Vladimirovich is not the president of a feminist NGO. He is not a transgender-rights activist. He is not an ombudsman appointed by the United Nations to make and deliver slide shows about green...



Thursday, March 16, 2017

Doc Holliday received a classical education in his native Georgia. He then graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, class of 1872. But his frequent cough from tuberculosis, from which his mother and brother had died, caused patients to go elsewhere. Holliday abandoned his dental practice and went west to the Arizona Territory, hoping that the dry air would help his condition. He settled in Tombstone, a boisterous mining town.

The character of the town is exemplified by this grave marker in Tombstone’s Boot Hill Cemetery. Whether it is real or a grim joke remains unknown. There is no Les Moore in the town’s death register, but an old man recalled a Wells Fargo stagecoach driver by that name who was killed in a robbery.

Doc became a gambler and gunfighter. He remained unscathed by these dangerous activities, while the disease continued to take its toll. Perhaps he hoped to die by gunfire rather than by tuberculosis. This brings us to the First Doc Holliday Rule:

Sometimes we can alter our fate, sometimes we can’t, but at least we can try.

In the 1993 film “Tombstone,” lawman Wyatt Earp, his brothers,...

Keyword(s): freedom, guns, history, media, politics


Saturday, March 11, 2017

The threat is no longer the Russians but our own hypocritical establishment on the Left — beginning with the media and Hollywood and ending with academia and the liberal establishment.

We hear from the mainstream media (MSM) ad nauseam the accusations and lamentations about the alleged influence exerted by the Russians and Vladimir Putin over the U.S. presidential election of 2016. Not one iota of evidence has been provided to support these claims, so we could categorize these accusations attempting to pass as objective reporting as veritable fake news. The liberal establishment, the Democrats,  and their allies in the press continue to be in denial about the election result, and will do whatever is necessary to attempt to delegitimize and derail the Trump presidency. But the truth is that Left and the liberal political establishment are over their heads because the freshness of prosperity, optimism, and confidence that are palpable in the air, reflected not only in the stock market but also in turning around of the wheels of the American economy. Ignore the fake polls, the fake media coverage, and the farce that tries to pass for objective reporting promulgated by...



Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Bill Gates was recently quoted as saying that bioterrorism could kill more people than nuclear war, but that Western governments are not ready to deal with it. The situation may be worse than he thinks. What stories about his remarks at the Munich Security Conference did not explain is that the FBI has still failed to resolve the question of who carried out the post-9/11 anthrax attacks on America.

Some of the evidence points to al Qaeda, and there are reports that other Islamic terrorist groups, such as ISIS, are now developing biological weapons.

For his part, President Donald Trump is currently engaged in a feud with the FBI over “illegal leaks” that he wants investigated and stopped.

Trump has a right to be concerned, even alarmed. And he certainly has a right to know the full extent of the corruption that ran rampant in the Bureau during its investigation of the post-9/11 anthrax attacks, known as Amerithrax. The gross mishandling of the case serves as an example of how not to conduct a national security investigation involving weapons of mass destruction. It is also a warning that something similar—or perhaps more catastrophic—could happen again...

Keyword(s): anthrax, bioterrorism, FBI


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain [photo, below], would “be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism.”

McCain was followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who called for a “post-West world order.” Russia has “immense potential” for that said Lavrov, “we’re open for that inasmuch as the U.S. is open.”

Now McCain is not wrong. Nationalism is an idea whose time has come again. Those “old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism” do seem everywhere ascendant. But that is a reality we must recognize and deal with. Deploring it will not make it go away.

But what are these “universal values” McCain is talking about?

Democracy? The free elections in India gave power to Hindu nationalists. In Palestine, Hamas. In Lebanon, Hezbollah. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood, then overthrown in a military coup welcomed by the world’s oldest and greatest democracy. Have we forgotten it was a democratically elected government we helped to overthrow in Kiev?

Democracy is a...



Monday, February 20, 2017

This article is a review of Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America (2017) by David Horowitz, an instructive and engaging tome that can be read at one sitting. Horowitz begins with a discussion of the dissension in the Republican ranks with Trump's candidacy for the presidency. And he is correct when he writes that many Republicans were erroneously and unproductively fighting as hard to defeat Trump — particularly some even in the cast of the old George H.W. Bush mindset — as they did to defeat the Democrats in previous elections. These were mostly RINOs or envious rivals; sadly they also included Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, etc. 

But many Republicans also did not support Trump because they did not believe he was a true conservative and at times his philosophy seemed muddy. Ted Cruz was in this camp; but Cruz seems to have learned that as, Horowitz wrote, Trump has as big or a bigger chance to change America for the better than Ronald Reagan. I remembered that I did not support George H.W. Bush (#41) in the election of 1992 because I considered him a moderate Republican but not a conservative. He derailed the Reagan revolution. I voted for the libertarian...



Sunday, February 12, 2017

The liberal media continue their hostile criticism of everything President Trump says and does. The latest brouhaha has been raised with the fake media outrage against Trump for his critical remarks of U.S. District Judge James Robart, the federal judge in Seattle who halted the enforcement of the executive order banning immigration from seven countries with terrorist ties. The judge’s freeze was implemented allegedly because of the violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Trump had picked these seven predominantly Muslim countries for his travel ban because they had been previously identified by the Obama administration as countries that could endanger the security of the United States. Be that as it may, the Ninth Circuit Court has today ruled against Trump. One wonders what would have happened if Trump had included pariah, atheist, communist North Korea in the ban?

The fact is we may have to wait for the Supreme Court to decide the issue, so I will not discuss constitutionality further. What seems to be lost in all this, though, is that Trump, as President of the United States, has the duty to protect the U.S. from all...



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It has been said that truth is the first causality of war and we have been at war with the collectivist elements for the past two hundred years. One among many demands by the delusional left is that we should have open borders and that protected borders and using a rational and legal method of choosing who can enter our country and become a citizen is un-American, heartless and evil. With fake tears in his eyes and in a trembling voice Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) tried to convince the nation that protecting our borders is indeed un-American. The conscripted mind of the leftist followers all repeat this mantra unexamined, as if it is were an obvious reasoned idea.

To want to protect our borders from being invaded by hordes of other nations’ misfits, criminals, violent gangs and drug dealers as well as trained terrorist armies bent on our destruction, is considered mean spirited, heartless, cruel and — well, fascist by the deviant left. Now, to those of us who have actually read history, we know that using the term fascist to categorize one's enemy was engineered by Stalin to describe the members of the regime of his previous partner in world revolution, Hitler. The...

Keyword(s): politics, U.S. government