Hurricane Alley… by J. D. Longstreet

STILL a Nationalist?

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 14, 2010

STILL a Nationalist?

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

 

Back in 2005 I wrote an article entitled: “I’m a Nationalist.”  Over the weekend, while doing a bit of light research, I came across the piece — and read it again.  Honestly, I can’t see that anything has changed my mind.  If ANYTHING I am MORE of a nationalist today than I was 5 years ago. Why?  One word: “OBAMA!”

 

The dictionary defines a nationalist as: One with Devotion to the interests or culture of one’s nation.” (Free on-line dictionary)

 

The dictionary defines a nationalism as: 1: loyalty and devotion to a nation; especially: a sense of national consciousness exalting one nation above all others and placing primary emphasis on promotion of its culture and interests as opposed to those of other nations or supranational groups.” (Free Merriam-Webster dictionary)

I have been a nationalist from my youth.  In fact, until I became active in politics, I thought ALL Americans felt that way about their country.  Then I had the epiphany!  Liberals/Progressives do not!  (Gasp!)  I must tell you that was a difficult thing for me as a young activist to get my mental arms about.

Understand – I grew up in an America where “American Exceptionalism” was not only understood, even taught in our public schools, but was simply a way of life!  We were unashamedly, unapologetically, AMERICANS!

 

Even today I do not consider myself a citizen of the world, as does our President.  I am a citizen of the United States of America. I am a staunch opponent of “Global Governance” often referred to as a “One World Government.”

 

A nationalist government, in Washington, DC, would have, long ago, secured, and sealed the southern border of the United States, as well as the northern border. Nationalists believe that national boundaries and borders are important, and that they DO matter — IF a nation is to maintain its identity. So don’t fool yourself.  It will NEVER happen as long as we have the Liberal/Progressive/Socialist/Marxist government at the helm of this country.

Back in 2005, I wrote the following:

If you have ever run a business, especially a business that “sells” anything, then you know, to be successful, you must create a “Team Spirit” among your employees.  That team spirit must include pride in the team, and a feeling that your team is the best, at what it does, and be ready, and able, to prove it to all comers.

 

 If you have no team and everybody does “their thing,” at “their pace,” when they “feel like it”, then you have a mess on your hands.  Any progress will be purely accidental. Plus your “people” will lag behind everyone else.  In general, you will have a disorganized mess on your hands with lethargy as the ruler of the day.

 

Where am I going with all this rambling?  Some of you figured it our before you finished the first paragraph.

 

I’m a Nationalist.  Unapologetically.   I cannot conceive of being an adherent to any other philosophy.  Nothing else makes practical sense to me. 

 

I am of Northern European stock. That may have something to do with it.  I frankly, don’t know.  And I care even less.

 

I was a Nationalist before 9-11.  I will be a Nationalist when the dirt is shoveled into my face.

 

I have no love of “globalism.”  None.  I cannot conceive of a “one world government.”  Even the phrase sends chills up my spine.

 

I see the US as THE Nation. It is MY nation; therefore it is the BEST nation of all the nations on the earth.  Even when we screw-up, as we do often, we still lead the pack. 

 

Regardless of what you may have been taught in school, we DO have a National Culture.  There IS a single American Culture. I do not believe there is room within any single nation state for more than one culture. You can readily see that I do not adhere to the philosophy of multiculturalism. If you come to live among the people of my nation, then you will adhere to the culture of my nation.  Else wise, you will never be a member of this nation.  Legally, you may become a citizen, but you will never become a member of my society until you conform to the culture of my nation.

 

As a Nationalist, my allegiance is to the US.  No other national, or international, entity will have my allegiance. 

 

The United Nations, to me, is an abomination.  I would like to see it disbanded and done away with… completely. It was an unworkable idea even before Woodrow Wilson dreamed up his “League of Nations.”  The UN is, simply, another adversary to the United States.

 

Down deep, I believe most Americans feel this way, although it is not fashionable to say so out loud… or in public.

 

On a drive through the American Southeast you will see multiple flagpoles in the front yards of many homes flying Old Glory from high atop the pole.  Granted, you may see a state flag, or even one, or more, of the Confederate national flags, or even the Confederate Battle flag flying BELOW Old Glory… on the same pole.  To a Southerner that is not the least bit confusing.  We are proud Americans, Southern Americans, to be sure, proud of our heritage, but our allegiance, first and foremost, is to the United States.  And, as a Nationalist, that is where my/our allegiance stops.

 

So, do not attempt to sell me on “multiculturalism.”  I ain’t buying.  No need to bother yourself trying to sway me toward “globalism.”  I want none of it.  I’m not interested in embracing the remainder of the world. I’ll happily trade with other nations and lend a hand when they need it, but my nation, America, comes first.  Period.

 

Yep, I guess that makes me a nationalist. 

 

Longstreet

The weeping, and wailing and gnashing of teeth you are hearing is coming from the political left. They cannot abide the idea that a person, especially a citizen of the United States, could love their country, especially THIS country (The US).  But there are millions of us abroad in America.  You will see most of us at the polling places on November 2nd, 2010. We believe America is in desperate need of rescuing from the clutches of the Liberals, Progressives, Democrats, Socialists, and Marxists who came to power in 2006 and 2008 as a result of the greatest blunder in the history of America.  That national mistake must be set aright and we intend to do so at the very next election. 

J. D. Longstreet, American

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Guests of Vlad the Impaler … Alan Caruba

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 13, 2010

Dear Reader:

This is the kind of writing that makes Alan Caruba stand out from the multitude of Conservative commentators in the press and on the Internet today.  Alan is insightful. He probes deeper than most.  Plus, his wit is as sharp as a double-edged sword.  

 

Alan’s abilities as a wordsmith are unsurpassed.  Once you read his article below, I’ll bet you will agree with me – and — be ready to add a few superlatives, describing Mr. Caruba’s writings, yourself. 

 

Alan has studied Mr. Obama and his administration and with the accuracy of a laser is able to cut through the layers upon layers of propaganda to offer his readers an analysis of the Obama Administration unmatched anywhere else on the web.

 

We are proud to offer the piece below to our readers, especially during this time of tribulation in America. 

 

Please scroll down and read Mr. Caruba’s comments below.

 

Thanks.

 

J. D. Longstreet

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Guests of Vlad the Impaler

By Alan Caruba

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Lately I have been reading and hearing a lot of psychoanalysis of Barack Hussein Obama and it reflects a growing need by pundits and regular folks to figure him out.

 

The reason is obvious. We are all now the guests of Vlad the Impaler, version 2.0.

 

As several million unemployed already know, he doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about what it’s like to not have a salary, not have health care coverage, and not be able to make the mortgage or car payment.

 

Having been abandoned by his birth father, his step-father, and finally by his mother, Barack figured out how to bottle up all that anger, put on a happy face, and pay back America for failing him.

 

Obama has lived a virtually invisible life whereby no one who ever attended college with him recalls him. He taught at the University of Chicago and not one student has ever come forward to acknowledge having been in one of his classes. Among the friends he did choose, all shared a common theme of hatred for America. If there is a paper trail, it has been carefully sequestered, out of reach, sealed.

 

Less than a year and a half into his first and, hopefully, last term, all the polls including those of the mainstream media show that people don’t merely “disapprove” of his performance in office, they are seriously worried whether he should even be in office.

 

If you don’t like America, Barack Hussein Obama knows exactly how you feel and why.

 

All this was on display throughout the campaign, up to and including delusions of grandeur and omnipotence that in any other setting would have instantly identified him as a mental case. “Yes, we can” shouted the crowd.

 

What they got, however, was the biggest collection of left-wing nut-jobs one could gather in one spot; most of them designated “czars” and exempt from any investigation by Congress.

 

Communists, dedicated socialists, weird “scientists” who think reducing the population is the only way to save the Earth; others who think we should abandon all the traditional and known energy sources that keep the lights on and the cars rolling in favor of windmills, solar panels; and bicycles. You know, crazy people!

 

We got a kind of machine politics that hasn’t been seen in Washington, D.C. since the early days and years of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration when the Great Depression so frightened people they were willing to watch the federal government expand in ways that were never intended. From time to time, the Supreme Court would staunch the flood of horrid legislation. FDR’s answer was to try to “pack” the court by expanding it.

 

Today, we have witnessed a Democrat-controlled Congress that just passed a huge “reform” of the nation’s healthcare industries, effectively destroying the relative handful of insurance companies that provided coverage.

 

With healthcare now under government control and virtually every other commercial and financial activity to suffer the same fate, it is only time before everyone will be issued an ID card to control everything one does.

 

Where in the Constitution is the federal government authorized to literally own an automobile manufacturer destroyed by its own unions? An insurance company that was so big it was not allowed to fail despite billions in bad transactions? Why, in fact, is the federal government in the business of buying and selling housing mortgages?

 

For most of the beginning of his first year in office, Obama was everywhere on television, granting interviews to reporters who listened in amazement at his detachment from the reality of the economy. “Are you punch drunk?” asked Steve Kroft of Sixty Minutes. Bret Beir of Fox News fought to keep him focused on the questions being asked.

 

People swiftly noticed he could not speak extemporaneously. Without the Tele-Prompters, he lost the aura of being all knowing and all seeing. It became a joke. A response to a simple question about taxes recently elicited a rambling 17-minute “answer” that made everyone listening wonder why he could not deliver a simple answer.

 

And then there are the critical, unanswered questions that will not go away.

 

Where was he born? Hawaii? Okay, but his father was a British subject, a citizen of Kenya, so rule out his eligibility to be president. Why won’t he produce a real birth certificate? Why are his university records unavailable? What nation’s passport did he travel on when he visited, of all places, Pakistan? Questions, questions, questions.

 

There is the growing fear that he is not eligible to hold the office, but he has already named one Supreme Court judge and will soon appoint another. He is issuing executive orders. He is signing laws.

 

In my life, I saw Richard M. Nixon driven from office for official misconduct resulting from the Watergate scandal. I saw Bill Clinton survive impeachment despite having broken several laws that would have put most people in jail.

 

It is hard to get rid of a really bad president. It may prove harder to get rid of an imposter, a provocateur, a revenge-filled destroyer of the economy and the nation.

 

I saw this all before he won the office, wrote about it then and wrote about it since. If I did, others did. Indeed, some wrote entire books about it.

 

So why has no court in America demanded that Barack Hussein Obama produce a birth certificate or any other proof of eligibility?

 

If a cover-up got Nixon booted and both a real estate deal and a sexual dalliance with a White House intern merited a special prosecutor for Clinton, when doesn’t this question rise to a point of critical concern for the nation?

Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba writes a daily post at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/. An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.

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© Alan Caruba, 2010

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Dems To Propose Amnesty for Illegal Aliens… AGAIN!

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 12, 2010

Here We Go Again!

Dems To Propose Amnesty for Illegal Aliens… AGAIN!

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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 Yes, it IS a crime to break into the US by stealing across the border!  Yet, millions have done it and continue to do it even as this scribe taps out these few words on the keyboard.

 

Those wonderful Democrats, now scared witless they are going to be mauled politically at the polls this coming November, have to move as quickly as possible to get those millions of illegal aliens citizenship and, even more important, get them registered to vote so they can vote for the dems who secured their citizenship while overlooking the fact that they are criminals.  Remember, Latino voters were crucial to President Obama’s win in 2008.   

 

Does any of this strike you as a little bit weird?  It ought to – because it IS weird!  But, then, that is the America we live in today — an America led by its first Marxist President and it’s first Socialist/Marxist/Progressive Congress.

 

The Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, told a throng in Las Vegas over the weekend:  “We’re going to come back, we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now.”  Reid continued: “We need to do it this year.”  He was emphatic when he said: “We cannot wait.”

Reid promised that Congress would begin working on an immigration overhaul when they return to Washington this week from their recess.

Judging from Mr. Reid’s assured demeanor we expect he, and his cohort in the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, will make every attempt to ram this bill down the throats of Americans just as they did the ObamaCare bill. Heck, Reid admitted it!  Speaking to the pro-immigration reform crowd Reid stated — flat-out: “We’re going to pass immigration reform, just as we passed health care reform,”

It is time, fellow conservatives, to get the phone calls, the faxes, the e-mails, flowing again and make those personal visits to the offices of your Congressperson and your Senators and tell them to their faces you expect them to vote NO on immigration reform. We HAVE to stop this bill just as we stopped it twice in the recent past.

While you are writing or speaking to your Congressperson or Senator, please tell them that if they are serious about doing something constructive about illegal immigration they should begin by sealing the border between Mexico and the United States. Just as in a leaky rowboat, bailing does little good until you plug the leak!

Remind the politicians there is BIG trouble brewing on our southern border. When local law enforcement admits, openly, they cannot protect those in their charge from violence perpetrated by illegal immigrants stealing across the border and advises legal citizens to arm themselves for protection, it is only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.

To say the southern border of the US is porous is an understatement. The nation is at risk from terrorists, organized crime cartels, and “transnational gangs” while the federal government shirks its responsibility to secure the border.

“Recently, Gov. Rick Perry, of Texas, sent a letter to U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting that the federal government utilize Unmanned Aircraft Systems, also known as predator drones, for missions over the Texas-Mexico border. This would provide an additional surveillance element, supplying valuable information to local, state, and federal law enforcement along the border. Currently the three predator drones assigned to the southwest border are based in and operating exclusively in Arizona.” (SOURCE)  To view the Governor’s letter to Napolitano go HERE.

 

“In the absence of adequate federal resources to secure the state’s southern border, Gov. Perry launched the state’s recent border security enhancement using highly skilled Ranger Reconnaissance (Ranger Recon) Teams to address the ever-evolving threat along the Texas-Mexico border. Additionally, under the governor’s leadership, and thanks to action taken by the Legislature, the state has dedicated more than $110 million to border security efforts in each of the last two legislative sessions.”  (SOURCE)

The problems with our non-secure southern border are past being serious.  They are now critical.

So, Mr. President, Congresspersons, and Senators don’t try to pass another Amnesty for Illegal Aliens bill before you seal and secure the borders of the US.  Once that is done to the satisfaction of the American electorate, then — and ONLY then — will we be the least bit interested in discussing immigration reform.

J. D. Longstreet 

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Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 11, 2010

 

(First published in September 2009)

Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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“I cannot accept, your canon that we are to judge pope and king unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they do no wrong. If there is any presumption, it is the other way against holders of power … Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”…
Lord Acton

What will it take to convince Americans that the people we place in office ought to be of high moral character? I no longer think it is even possible. I no longer think Americans even care… as evidenced by the results of the presidential election, and numerous congressional elections, and even state and local elections around the country in 2008.

We have become so accustomed to self serving, double-dealing, dishonest, greedy, callous, crafty, deceitful, duplicitous politicians that we now accept it as “normal”. What that says about Americans, as a people, is absolutely shameful. What it says about the future of America is terrifying!

I dare say ancient Rome was not as corrupt as America is today. We have managed to dumb down our populace, the voter base, the electorate, concerning what is expected of public servants, until we think nothing of electing to public office people of such low morals they ought not be allowed IN public, let alone serve in a public office. Nowadays, the use of the phrase “choosing the lesser of two evils,” when describing our choice of candidates, is in regular use… and we don’t even raise an eyebrow. Why? Because it is true!

James L. Buckley once said: ” What people fail to appreciate is that the currency of corruption in elective office is, not money, but votes.” He was spot on!

I am not surprised at the corruption of our politicians. How could I be? How could YOU be? It is we who elected them. It is we, the people of America, who bear the shame and the guilt for placing these people of low repute in offices that good men fought, bled, and died on foreign and domestic battlefields to secure for us. Do we not understand that we have disgraced our heritage? Do we not understand that we have brought shame upon our ancestors, upon our forefathers, upon The Founders of this nation, and… upon ourselves for not being good citizens and good stewards of this priceless jewel of a country?

Too long have we abrogated our singular duty to study the foundations of this country, the constitution of this country, the legal/judiciary system of this country, and, just as important, the government of this country, and… the way that government was intended to operate. We haven’t done any of this.

Our public education system has failed, utterly, in educating our young about their heritage as Americans. It has failed at instilling pride in our young as Americans. The angry cries of “nationalism” have drowned out “patriotism” until one is frowned upon for any public display of pride in America. There is something intrinsically wrong about that! In modern day America education has been devalued while ignorance is celebrated… even unto the voting booth! It is revolting!

Yes, I am angry. It is an anger born of frustration. I am frustrated with my fellow Americans who absolutely refused to see that substance does trump style every time. The percentage of the electorate who voted to place a man in office, primarily because of the color of his skin and, secondly, his eloquent way with words, have done America a huge disservice. The cost is going to be monumental, biblical, even.

One of the great men of the American Revolution, Samuel Adams, said this: “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”

I would draw your attention to the last portion of the last sentence above: “… or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.” THAT is precisely where we find ourselves in America today. And we have no one, no one, to blame… but ourselves.

J. D. Longstreet

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J. D. Longstreet Commentary

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 9, 2010

Due to technical difficulties, which try as I might, I cannot seem to overcome, the lastest J. D. Longstreet commentary can be found at:

http://www.csadispatch.blogspot.com/

Hopefully these technical difficulties will be cleared up in a few days and we can resume here on Hurricane Alley.

Thank you for your patience.

J. D.

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Obama’s Assault On The INTERNET Has Begun

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 8, 2010

Obama’s Assault On The INTERNET Has Begun

A Commentary By J. D. Longstreet

 

It is called “Net Neutrality.”  On April 6th, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the Federal Communications Commission has no regulating authority over how any Internet provider manages its network — period!

So what IS Net Neutrality?  There is as good an explanaiona as I have found at the Wise Geek’s website.  You’ll fine it HERE.

The importance of this issue is the protection of freedom.  Will the Internet remain free, or will the government regulate it?  That is the question.  Obama’s minions are salivating at the opportunity to regulate the hell out of the Internet and shut up commentators such as “yours truly.”

The courts told the FCC this week to “stand back,” and keep their hands off the Internet.  But, do not think, for one second, they are about to allow a little thing like the law to get in the way of a take over of the Internet — not for one second.  Already, they are looking at regulating the Internet as a public utility.    

 

Look, we warned and warned and warned that Obama’s Marxist buddies in the FCC and the Congress would come after free speech on the Internet. Well, here they come!

Socialist/Marxist/Progressive Congress persons and Senators are scrambling to get in line to do fulfill Obama’s wish to control the Internet and the free speech on it.  They can see the Mid Term Election looming on the distant horizon of November and they know they have limited time to strangle free speech on the Internet with their Marxist chains.  Think I’m blowing smoke?  Think again.  They are vowing to do whatever is necessary to see that the Federal Communications Commission is handed control over providers of Internet services.

“In the long run, we may need a new legal and regulatory framework for broadband,” said Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet. “I know the Congress did not intend for cable and telephone broadband Internet service providers to fall outside the authority of the FCC to protect consumers.”

Rep. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, later said the court’s decision “must not be the final word.”  Markey went on to say that he would:  “continue to work with my colleagues in Congress to provide the commission any additional authority it may need to ensure the openness of the Internet for consumers, innovators and investors.”

Obama’s cohorts have run into a wall of resistance, however from the republican side of the aisle.  Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas said:  “I hope the FCC Chairman will now reconsider his decision to pursue expanded commission authority over broadband services in current proceedings before the agency.”

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said: “the 1996 Telecommunications Act explicitly directs the government to “preserve the vibrant and competitive free market that exists for the Internet and other interactive computer services, unfettered by federal or state regulation.”

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, appointed by Obama with net neutrality as his top priority, has indicated he will try to reclassify broadband in the communications statute passed by Congress in 1996 to broaden the FCC’s authority over the service.

There is a MUST READ article concerning this topic at “The Hill.”  We encouraged you to read it and digest it.  You will find it HERE.

The dems will certainly claim this new power grab is to “protect the citizens” from the big corporations.  You can see it coming.  Don’t fall for it.  It is, as we say, a power grab.  The new socialist government in America is bound and determined to control the Internet.  It scares the hell out of them — and with good reason. 

The government controls the press in America today. The Mainstream Media may have voluntarily given themselves over to control of the government, but — in the long run — it makes no difference.  Because, for the first time in America, we have a government controlled mainstream media. 

On the other hand the citizen journalists on the Internet are disseminating the news, unedited and unfettered, and it has become an effective weapon against the socialist/marxist controlling the American government today.

Obama’s government MUST crush the Internet and they can, and WILL, do it through the FCC unless they are stopped.

J. D. Longstreet

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Our Warrior Class … Alan Caruba

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 7, 2010

Our Warrior Class

By Alan Caruba

I come from a generation, just as several before it, that was drafted into military service. The Draft, conscription, goes back to the days of the Civil War and, before that, it was understood that able-bodied men would serve in militias.

After the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941 , many American men lined up around the corner to volunteer to fight the Japanese. Others would be dispatched to the European theatre of war to fight the Nazis.

Still others waited to be drafted into service. During the years leading up to Pearl Harbor many Americans simply wanted to stay out of the Asian conflict that had begun with the Japanese invasion of China many years earlier and the European conflict that had begun when Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.  That changed in 1941.

The “greatest generation” fought and won. They did it by being absolutely merciless toward our enemies because that is the only real rule of war. Kill them before they kill us. Lose the war and you are their possession, their slaves.

World War Two was all-out war with civilians dying in the hundreds of thousands because the people’s will to fight on had to be extinguished. Dresden was bombed to dust; Berlin became a shell of shattered buildings. As American forces waited to invade the homeland of Japan , President Truman ordered the bombing of Hiroshima and, when the Japanese emperor and generals still refused to meet the terms of unconditional surrender, he bombed Nagasaki . World War Two ended.

I often tell people that the history of mankind is the history of war. It is always the history of winners and losers. It may take a short breath, but war is a constant throughout history and in the life of each new generation.

Shortly after the end of World War Two in 1945, the Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea on June 25, 1950 . That war drew Americans back to a new battlefield until, on July 27, 1953 , a truce was signed. The two Koreas are technically still in a state of war because no peace treaty exists.

Then, of course, for most Americans today there was the Vietnam War. Whether of the generation who fought it or those born after it, the Vietnam War remains the war we lost. It remains a cauldron of debate over its conduct. What emerged from that war, however, was an all-volunteer military, a warrior class.

Over the years of the Iraq-Afghanistan conflict I had occasion to write that these were the wrong wars in the wrong places, that the U.S. was wasting its treasure and young men (and women) there. I think, on reflection that I was wrong.

I think, now, that even this veteran of the U.S. Army, drafted in the 1960s, simply grew weary of these wars and neglected the broad history of conflicts dating back to biblical times.

A friend of mine, a professional soldier who served for 25 years, had this to say:

“When I first came in, the drill sergeants, platoon sergeants and sergeants majors were all ‘Nam vets and they all told us the same thing; we are an all-volunteer Army, none of us were drafted; having served in a conscript Army they all said that we wouldn’t want to be in conflict with a bunch of draftees who did not want to be there. They told us about disciplinary problems in the draftee military you would not believe.”

“The war we are currently engaged in is The One Hundred Years War and the sooner the American people get used to that, the better. I do not differentiate between the ‘Iraq War’ and the ‘Afghanistan War’; they are simply different theaters of the same war.”

In his new book, “Kaboom”, Matt Gallagher traces his transformation from an ROTC college graduate to his battlefield experiences in Iraq . He wrote:

“As I watched the platoon joke, clown, and ramble their way through the holiday dinner, I couldn’t help but think about the country that had produced them. These were the men in the flesh that society only celebrates in the abstract.”

“The NCOs had served in the army long enough to stop caring about the whims of the American culture they protected so effectively; the joes were just removed enough to not fully recognize how the same society that reared us had detached itself from us the day we signed our enlistment papers. In a voluntary military, we fought for the nation, not with it.”

Americans, most of whom honor our troops, have not had our lives personally touched by the Mideast conflicts. The way of life they are fighting to protect has barely been altered as they put their lives on the line every day in a combat zone or service in any of the branches.

Under such circumstances, it is easy to forget there are countless enemies, mostly Muslim, striving to bring down America and to kill us in the same fashion as they killed some three thousand of us on a single day at the beginning of this decade.

Withdrawing from conflict zones in Iraq and Afghanistan may seem like a good idea, an end to our casualties in battle, but those who are there, our warrior class, know that it would just be a brief cessation of what will be a very long war we cannot dare to lose.

Alan Caruba writes a daily post at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center.

© Alan Caruba, 2010

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Flash to Obama: Conservatives ARE going for it!

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 6, 2010

Flash to Obama:  Conservatives ARE going for it!

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

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 I found it incredible that the President of the United States, in a recent speech, verbally “flipped the bird’ at Americans who had the temerity to disagree with him and his massive socialist healthcare program we disdainfully refer to as “ObamaCare.

 

The elitism of the man, his utter arrogance, his total disregard for the wishes of the American people, only serves to demonstrate his deep, DEEP, seated narcissism.  One day, soon, his carefully crafted façade will fall away and those millions of Americans who insist on viewing him as a “messiah” will suddenly see him for the person he really is.

 

Those of us, who have been around for a while, are not the least bit surprised.  We have seen this person before.

 

Every generation, or so, there appears a national figure who steps forward and seems to have all the answers.  Experience has taught us that, more often than not, those people are deeply flawed personalities.

 

 However, their strong charisma draws millions of people to them.  Those who see them for what they really are, those who see past their charisma, their charm, and the falsity of their pleasing façade, are quickly marginalized, ostracized, and even tagged as racists, bigots, and, yes, even terrorists.

 

Without fail, those narcissist leaders quickly manage to divide the people into classes — and then turn those classes against one another. 

 

And why not?  It is a proven plan of “divide and conquer.”  

 

Soon the people begin to devour themselves tearing their clans, their tribes, their fiefdoms, their countries, and their nations apart.  Even amateur historians know this pattern has played out many, many, times in the history of mankind.  Now it is playing out in America.

 

If history really does repeat itself – and it does – the current narcissist drama playing out in America today will not end well.

 

It has been said that in trying, even dire, circumstances there is nearly always 10% of the people who know the correct action to take to right the situation.  Experience also teaches us that 10% of the people THINK they have the right answers when — in fact — they are wrong

 

Then, there is the remaining 80% of the people who just “mill about” having absolutely no idea as to what to do to save themselves or their fellowman.

 

That 80% of the people are looking for, wishing for, hoping desperately for, someone, anyone, to come along and save them.  They are the vulnerable among us.  They are the easily fooled and easily lead group. It is frightening to understand that this 80%, just milling about with no idea of what to do, holds the power of life and death of a nation – any nation.  Of course, they are unaware of that fact.

 

It is the 10% who know the correct action to take, plus a majority of the 80% just milling about we must rely upon to save America.  And that salvation must begin NOW.  We have seven months to rescue America.

 

When someone tells you the coming election in November is the most important in America’s history – listen to him or her!

 

America has reached a crossroads.  History tells us that democracies only last an average of two hundred years.  America has already exceeded her expected lifespan.  We are treading on extremely thin ice.  Already the Socialists and Marxists have moved-in and have gained control of our government.  Soon our constitutional republic, already badly wounded, will be dead – unless Americans purge their government of Socialists, Marxists, and so-called Progressives.  If Americans are unwilling, or unable, to take on this task, and see it through, then the death of America’s constitutional republic is assured.

 

That is why, dear reader, the Mid Term Election, this coming November, is so vitally important.  The continued existence of an American government, based on the US Constitution, depends upon voters going to the polls and voting out of office as many Socialists, Marxists, and Progressives as is possible.  Only then can we begin the rebuilding of this republic.

 

J. D. Longstreet 

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America’s Socialist Congress Using Stalinist Tactics

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 5, 2010

America’s Socialist Congress Using Stalinist Tactics

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

 

America’s new Socialist Congress is flexing its Stalinist muscles and scooping up the leadership of a number of America’s business giants and forcing them to Washington to an inquisition, which is designed to do two things.  One:  To make an example of these chosen corporations — and two: To put the fear of God  — well, allow me rephrase that – to put the fear of the new Soviet-style socialist government into all Americans. The message is:  keep your mouth shut and do not question the Obama Regime’s socialist machinations or those of the socialist/democrat congress.  

 

There is a funny; sort of bittersweet, story, which demonstrates what our new socialist Congress, and the Obama Regime, is doing in America today.  It is said that once, in the old Soviet Socialist Russia, the Chairman was delivering a speech in Red Square.  He was expounding upon the benefits of socialism and how all the soviet peoples were benefiting from it and how even more benefits were in the pipeline to make the lives better for the proletariat. 

 

The Chairman was really getting “into” his speech and had become wound-up in his zeal and began ticking off the many things that the socialist system would provide for “the workers.” At one point the Chairmen said:  “Every single soviet family will have a washing machine! If you don’t have a washing machine, let me know, and it will be taken care of!” 

 

A hand shot up near the back of the crowd, The Chairman stopped his rant and pointing to the man with his hand up said: “Yes? What is your name?”

 

 The man answered: “Ivan.”

 

 The Chairman said: “Please continue, Ivan.” 

 

Ivan said: “I have no washing machine.” 

 

The Chairman blustering said:  “Why, this is unforgivable.“  Turning to one of his aids he instructed him to take that man’s name so this situation could be rectified. 

 

The next week there was another speech in Red Square and the Chairman was holding forth with the benefits of socialism to the soviet peoples when a hand, near the back of the crowd, shot up.  The chairman stopped and pointed to the would be questioner and said, “Yes, what is your question?”  Whereupon the man asked: ”Where is Ivan?”

 

Back in the 1960s it was said this story originated in the Soviet Union, itself.   In any event, it is told to demonstrate just how easily such problems are handled when you have a strong central government such as that of the old Socialist Soviet Union, and the one just coming on-line in America today.

 

The hearings in Washington are being called an “Inquisition” and even a “Show Trial” much as those show trials once held in the “Soviet Union.”  Some commentators have said these hearings are the first of the democrats’ “Death Panels.”

 

Whatever they are, in my opinion, they are right out of the old Socialist Soviet Union’s playbook and Joe Stalin would have been ever so proud!

 

None of this was unexpected… at least by those of us who have made even a cursory study of world history.  I have said often in the past that we have seen this all before – and we have.   Back in the 1950s the US Army trained me and my fellow US Army grunts to go to war against socialism and defeat it because it was, in those days, recognized for what it is, the “Killer of Nations.”

 

It was also understood that socialism was the precursor to full-fledged communism.

 

As I watched the Obama presidential campaign and it became ever clearer, as the days passed, that he was a full-fledged socialist and, quite likely, a Marxist, as well.  We have known for some time that the Democratic Party, long ago, adopted the platform of the Socialist Party.  The democrats then claimed it as their own platform.   It was clear that if Obama was elected his “socialist assets” were already in place in the US Congress.  America was poised for a complete socialist take-over of the entire US Government.

 

Well, you kow how it played out and the socialist take-over of the US government is now a fait accompli.  If even a smidgen of doubt remains, all you have to do is observe the way Obama governs and the way the democrats in Congress govern… I mean with Executive Orders and Czars, plus threats, bribes, show-trials, inquisitions, and out and out thuggery. These are Stalinist Tactics, plain and simple, and they are very effective in bringing a frightened people to heel.  It is also extremely effective in manipulating the masses of people, who are “wards of the government,” who depend upon the “government dole” for their continued existence.  The New American Socialism as practiced by Obama and the socialist/democrats in the Congress can certainly count on their support no matter how Machiavellian — no matter how Stalinist — their behavior becomes.

 

 

 

As I continue to observe socialism at work in Washington, I have concluded the Mainstream Media in America is already government controlled.  How else can one explain their total subjection to the New Socialism in Washington?  They have completely tossed a side their primary duty, which is to act as a watchdog for the American people, keeping a close eye on the US government and reporting honestly, accurately, and fairly on what that government is doing.  Now they print and broadcast “The Party Line” not unlike the press of the old Socialist Soviet Union.

 

The American people quickly caught on and turned to the “citizen journalists” who have taken to the World Wide Web to report the truth to their fellow citizens instantaneously no matter where in the world they happen to be. The citizen journalist must be brought to heel, because they present a definite threat to the Obama Regime and the New Socialist Government in America. 

 

How long, I wonder, before the knocks on the door at 3 AM.  How long before Obama’s secret agents begin to escort dissidents to Washington, to answer some questions about exactly what we meant when we published such words in our commentaries, which are splashed all across the World Wide Web.

 

The opening salvo has been fired.  The show trials and the inquisitions have only just begun.  Freedom and liberty cannot co-exist with socialism, Marxism, and communism.  Being just a little bit socialist is much like being a little bit pregnant. 

 

The Mid Term Elections in November will decide America’s fate.  Either we toss out as many socialists as we possibly can, or we seal our fate as a socialist/communist nation.  America cannot be a little bit socialist. 

 

J. D. Longstreet

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From Tyrant to Tyrant

Posted in Uncategorized by J. D. Longstreet on April 2, 2010

From Tyrant to Tyrant

Regain Freedom at the Ballot Box

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

 

Surely, you didn’t believe President Obama when he declared there would be drilling for oil off the east of America, did you?  Nah!  Say it ain’t so!

 

Look, the truth is – many Americans alive today will never receive the benefit from a single drop of oil pumped from beneath the seafloor off the coast of the Eastern US, including the waters of my beloved Carolina coast.

 

Always, always, read the fine print.  When you do you will learn a simple truth.  There will be years and years of studies and hearings and court cases to supposedly determine the feasibility of drilling in these just opened areas.   Should those multiple studies, somehow, find it IS feasible, then the environmentalists will step in and begin the years of challenges in the courts.  As I said, many of us will not live long enough to see one drop of oil from those “fantasy wells” some 100 miles, or so, off our coast.

 

The same goes for the promised Nuclear power plants, as well.  It simply ain’t gonna happen.

 

So what is this all about?  It is all about “Cap and Trade.”  Unlike some folks believe, Obama has not given up, nor has he forgotten his beloved Cap and Trade Bill, which he intends to ram down the throats of Americans — much as he did ObamaCare.  The promises of drilling for oil off the east coast and the new nuclear power plants is nothing more than lubricant for the “shafting” Americans are, once more, about to receive from the Obama Regime and his cohort of socialists and Marxists in the White House and the Congress.

 

Face it, dear reader, Obama is ruling much as a dictator.  A benign dictator? No.  So far as this scribe is concerned, there is no such thing.

 

The limp-wristed liberals will declare Obama’s dictatorial actions are “tough love.”  They will declare “it is all for our own good.”  That is pure bovine scatology!  Just keep THAT in mind when you are pumping 6 to 8 dollars a gallon gasoline into your car’s gas tank in a few months.

 

Americans don’/t much care for dictators – benign or otherwise.  Our American ancestors fought a revolution to free themselves from a dictator, a tyrant, a king, a man who held their very lives in his hand.  Americans freed themselves, wrote a constitution, and created a government called a constitutional republic in which the government could govern only with “the consent of the governed.”  From the 18th to the 21st century Americans fought, bled, and died to ensure the preservation of this republic.  Then in 2006 and 2008, we gave it away – at the ballot box, no less!

 

Americans made a grave error.  In the space of 5 years America’s current government has taken America from a constitutional republic to a strong, socialist, central government. 

 

It is time to get real.  It is time to focus on the things that matter in America — and to Americans.  If America is to survive ObamaCare must be repealed.  Obama’s Cap and Trade Bill must be defeated, or repealed, and we Americans must retake our government, at the ballot box, and secure it from such threats as socialism, Marxism, communism and, yes, progressivism.

 

You have heard it said — and read it as well, that the coming election in November, just 7 months from now, will be the most important election in the history of America.  It is not an overstatement.  It CANNOT BE OVERSTATED!  Either America returns to the constitution’s way of government and preserves its freedom, or we will continue deeper and deeper, straight into the bowels of a socialist, and finally, a communist hellhole.

 

Remember in November – and vote for freedom.

 

J. D. Longstreet

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