How Our Surrender of Honor, Courage, and Integrity Led to WWlll

"Because too many of us knew and did nothing!"

“Because too many of us knew and did nothing!”

I have put together five quotes from four different sources of critical and independent thinking I have come to trust. The links will take you to the articles I’ve pulled them from. I’ll follow up with a summary and the rationale which led me to the conclusion that inspired the title above.

“Suppressing the gold price is rather like turning off a fire alarm because you can’t stand the noise.” ~ Alasdair Macleod

  1.  Just so you know, World War 3 will be completely unlike the two previous World Wars, so don’t expect it to happen like that, because it can’t.  Europe, for all intents and purposes, has no standing armies, nor could it muster men, even with conscription.  The post-Christian, post-modern man will not fight to defend himself.  He is psychologically emasculated and saturated with self-loathing.  Further, war will never be formally declared… ~ Ann Barnhardt

“Public schools have become yet another front in the islamization of America. University and college campuses have long been compromised and bought off with jihad millions. Now grade schools, junior and senior high schools are in the sights of the enemy.

Common Core proselytizes for Islam, and the real history of jihadi wars, land appropriations, annihilations and enslavements is scrubbed from school textbooks. High schools offer senior electives called “Islam and the Modern World,” requiring students to purchase the notorious Islamic apologist John Esposito’s The Straight Path.” ~ Pamela Geller

“Obama’s fecklessness is so unique that our adversaries and enemies surely realize they will never face a weaker president.” ~ Michael Goodwin…a Democrat!

“A coalition of the willing? Not so much. Obama’s inability to cobble together even a pathetically small coalition to fight the most vicious jihad army in the world is a stunning reflection of Obama’s routing of American hegemony and power on the world stage.” ~ Pamela Geller

I loved Macleod’s opening quote because it is the perfect analogy to use in describing a world that no longer makes any sense at all! Our world is engulfed in a blazing inferno because our “senses” that matter the most have been shut off!

Ann Barnhardt, best known for making everyone squirm in her “take no prisoners” assault on the enemies of Truth, is loved by the Faithful, feared by the Left, and hated by CINOs (Catholic in Name Only) and the Church of Nice crowd. Her “Octet” piece dives deep into the rot behind the walls responsible for the reality that Macleod, Geller and Goodwin observe in their respective pieces. If Ann Barnhardt wasn’t 100% accurate in her assessment of the “post-Christian, post-modern man”, then Pamela Geller would not be writing about an American school forbidding its students from taking part in the minute of silence to honor the victims of 9/11! If Ann Barnhardt wasn’t 100% accurate regarding the American man’s “emasculation and self-loathing”, there would have been no President Obama for Michael Goodwin to write about!

But she is, and so we are…we are cursed with “fecklessness” in the place where honor, courage and integrity once stood. Coalitions have always answered the call when honor, courage and integrity called on them! But who but a fool would follow a man who walks away from red lines and commitment, and turns his back on his friends to appease his enemies? Coalitions are attracted by the qualities of statesmanship and inspired by the virtues of leadership. Obama has neither. He’s a fraud and the rest of the world, free from the blinders of the American Press, has figured it out!

In the movie It’s a Wonderful Life, George Bailey got to see what Bedford Falls would have become without him. Now the rest of us will see what a world without honor, courage and integrity will become. I’m reminded of the hilarious scene in “As Good As It Gets” when the receptionist asks Nicholson’s character, “How do you write women so well?” Just substitute Liberal for women and Conservative for man and you will have arrived at the root cause of our demise! No reason! No accountability! :-)

So without the fanfare of formal declaration, a new chapter of man’s inhumanity is ushered in on a world sleepwalking through its own daydream…a daydream that will turn into the most ghoulish nightmare imaginable. Because too many of us knew and did nothing!

Author’s Note ~                                                                                                                     Please tune in on Thursday to learn exactly How They Turned Our World Upside Down featuring the most comprehensive, well-laid-out and well-articulated explanation of the events that brought us here I’ve ever studied, by the late Joan Veon.

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ September 14, 2014

"Speak to us of Friendship"

“Speak to us of Friendship”

I’ve come to learn there are very dangerous places between life and death, heaven and hell. When we are fortunate to live long enough, we will experience a level of change in our world that will test our most important relationships with family, friends, spouses and business…and of course, God. Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend!


We are all of us born to live. Some of us are born to lead, others to follow…some to write and sing…some to muse. Some are born to discover and invent, while others to destroy and conquer…and some to simply love, sacrifice…live and learn.

Friendship is the blessing which gives the landscape on our journey its contours and colors, peaks and valleys…and sometimes its deserts. Some of us have experienced the pain of losing friends who could not follow where life has taken us. While it may be important to “choose your friends wisely”, I believe it is far more important to choose your road wisely because the true friends will always follow…

And a youth said, “Speak to us of Friendship.”

Your friend is your needs answered.

He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

When your friend speaks his mind you fear not the “nay” in your own mind, nor do you withhold the “ay.”

And when he is silent your heart ceases not to listen to his heart;

For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed.

When you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

~ Kahil Gibran, The Prophet

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Masters of the Universe and the Qatar Connection

The Masters of the Universe

The Masters of the Universe

American best-selling author Tom Wolfe depicted the new breed of Wall Street Elites as the Masters of the Universe in his 1987 book The Bonfire of the Vanities. It was a literary stroke of genius…[all but destroyed by Hollywood’s ridiculous interpretation.] He actually created Al Sharpton (Reverend Reginald Bacon) before Al Sharpton created Al Sharpton! That, my friends, is more than genius…its prophetic genius!

What made the story so deliciously riveting and compelling was the way in which Wolfe was able to weave the timeless fabric of human nature and all its worst flaws into one explosive tapestry by fusing the atoms of the whitest of the white “haves” with the blackest of the black “have nots”.

I have been following the breadcrumbs of truth very faithfully now for a number of years. I have never come across a more fascinating combination of unrelated stories…all together in the same day. Each one, disturbing in and of itself, is but a pale glow before the solar flare that emerges when you analyze them all together! Bonfire was a mere candle…

First we have Senator Jeff Sessions dusting off the old Wolfe moniker to describe the new financial elites who make Sherman McCoy seem like a toothless hobo as part of his exposé of those pulling the strings behind our nation’s amnesty debate!

On the very same day Zero Hedge decides to put up what appears to be a wanted poster with an elitist-yearbook-feel featuring the world’s top 25 “Puppet Masters”! And then I come across this article…in the New York Times of all places! So let’s follow the bouncing $ revealed…

Qatar, the Sugar Daddy of Terrorism, is the largest source of foreign funding to the Brookings Institute ($14.5 Million).

The US Military surrenders to political correctness, undergoes a severe purge of flag officers, implements new rules of engagement and revises counter-terrorism training to remove all references to Islam!

On June 3, 2012 five members of Congress call for an investigation into Muslim Brotherhood’s influence over operations in the Obama administration. Their efforts are thwarted on the eve of the presidential election, after the Clintons meet with John McCain…

…which goes from interesting to intriguing when we discover the former Secretary of State’s top aid Huma Abedin is in fact a princess of Muslim Brotherhood Royalty! Do you remember that photo of McCain posing with the same Syrian rebels

…who magically turned into ISIS…which subsequently became ISIL from the lips of Obama, but remained ISIS on the lips of Meet the Press host Chuck Todd? That’s weird…

…until we learn that the L is a “nod & wink” to the very same Islam Obama claims ISIL does not represent…which brings us back to Syria…which brings us to a pipeline…which brings us back to Qatar where it all started…with a major return on their investment…

…which actually brings us back to the wanted poster of the Masters of the Universe! They have thrived like monkeys on a banana plantation in this zero rate interest environment! Our world has become their casino and they are the house! How did you make out in the deal?

 “So what about the good, decent, and patriotic citizens of our country who fight our wars, who obey our laws, who follow our rules, and want a better future for their children? Should their needs not come first?”~ Senator Jeff Sessions asks…

He’s kidding…right?

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The Commoners Awaken!

When the PC  Drug Wears Off Freedom Shines!

When the PC Drug Wears Off Freedom Shines!

Yesterday I was copied on an email exchange between one of my associates who had emailed disturbing Obamacare revelations to clients, friends and associates…and a mindless fool. Here is the response from Jon that caught my eye triggering my entering the fray:

Shame on you Mike!!
As a respected insurance agent you should be particularly careful to check the authenticity of your emails.
Sending an email to your clients with your politics is wrong.
Check and search “Obamacare and Medicare at age 76″ – this is completely False.                                                                                                             Jon

Actually Jon, I’d say it’s a far greater shame our country is spiraling into the toilet at the speed of light…mostly because of the timid cowering to PC! I say bravo to a great professional for sending an FYI out to his colleagues! Thanks Michael!!                         Chip

Jon’s position is painfully common. He has worn a rut defending the indefensible on semantics and by default. He is the PC Orderly barging in on the doctors administering CPR to the dying patient! “Sending an email to your clients with your politics is wrong.” Really? Jon reminds me of the evil sorcerer in Fellowship of the Ring who had the King under his evil spell. Political Correctness is exactly that…one giant evil spell!

But there are very encouraging signs that the spell is beginning to wear off! There are few places in the world where PC has done more harm to the people than in the UK. Of course it would be the Scots who would rise up and refuse to go gentle into that good night! Of course “Cameron is crying”…he is the dope pusher about to lose his best client! Tyranny is bad government policy in any language! How many bothered to tune in to our dope pusher last night as he reassured us with a lie? “ISIS is not Islam.” The enemy is not the enemy…

Over here it’s more of the same. Americans are beginning to get the color back in their cheeks again. The Bundy Ranch standoff last year was a real sign that Americans have just about reached their fill of “government policy”! They are beginning to realize that they are the only ones left to defend America!

Of course America has an even bigger dope pusher to contend with! I loved #4 from yesterday’s “You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots When…”;

If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.  :-)

Yesterday  I passed 6 to 7 yellow/tan light armor military vehicles with gun turrets riding south on Palisades Pkwy around 10:30am on the way to my office in Fort Lee. And then I saw this up on Drudge later that same morning.

The Dope Pushers have no choice. Bad policy is the only drug they know! The more we begin to realize, the more desperate they become!  Imagine…A BILL THAT WOULD OUTLAW SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE!!! I heard yesterday that one of the few congressmen with a smidgeon of common sense left confronted Senator Al Franken (SNL Alum) on the Senate floor! Priceless!!

The tyrant’s greatest fear has always been the awakened heart of the commoner. It forces them out of the shadows they prefer into the inevitable showdown…where they know they have no drugs or evil spells with the power to silence the voice of FREEDOM!


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You Know You Live In A Country Run By Idiots When…

President of the Choom Gang

President of the Choom Gang

Originally posted by Dr. Eowyn at Fellowship of The Minds blog,

  1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots.
  2. If you have to get your parents’ permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots.
  3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots.
  4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots.
  5. If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots.
  6. If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots.
  7. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots.
  8. If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of grade school for saying his teacher’s “cute,” but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots.
  9. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots.
  10. If the government’s plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working, with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can’t find work, you live in a country run by idiots.
  11. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more “safe” according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots.

(found on Zero Hedge)

Ah heck! Lets make it a DOOBIOUS dozen!

This one goes out to all the millions of new members of the Presidential “Choom Gang”!

Rooooooll another one...

Rooooooll another one…

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The American Family Needs to Make Music Together Again!

The Family that Plays Together!

The Family that Plays Together!

Walk that line, torn apart
Spend your whole life trying
Ride that train, free your heart
It’s midnight up in Harlem
Midnight in Harlem, Tedeschi-Trucks Band

Two different friends turned me on to two separate treats over the weekend; one musical and the other political. Leave it to yours truly to connect them to each other!

My buddy Ron sent me this wonderful live Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi track, Midnight in Harlem. Trucks and Tedeschi, both virtuoso blues guitarists, also happen to be husband and wife.

My friend Lisa sent me this fabulous Ask Andrew W.K. piece from the Village Voice responding to a liberal democrat progressive son’s frustration with his super right-wing conservative dad.

The connection I made between the two is as follows. Both musical track and political piece are all about relationship! Bands are like families when you stop and think about it. The relationship between Derek, Susan and their band has a huge impact in more ways than one on the music they make…just as the relationship between the liberal son and the right-wing father will determine the quality of the music they make together as family. My guess is, from reading the son, that their music could be a little harsh on the ears.

So the first thing I’d like you to do is sit back, listen and watch as the Tedeschi-Trucks Band demonstrate how sweet it can be when relationship is strong, healthy, loving and respectful. I’ll sit back and watch the joy come over your face as the magic unfolds…

…OK, now the Ask Andrew piece to feel the difference when these qualities are absent. I know one was easier to listen to than the other was to read, but there is valuable grist in them thar mills my friends so thank you for bearing with me! Here’s what I see, as a musician, on the Tedeschi-Trucks stage…

First of all there is a recognized leader on the stage who is totally respected and “followed”. Next, every musician has a different voice which is equally appreciated and respected. Imagine what that stage would look, feel and sound like if the bass player resented the keyboard player for playing different notes…or if the drummer felt the need to overpower Derek’s guitar. What we see and feel in this video is the wonderful result that follows when we season world class talent with leadership, love and respect! We find genuine happiness here!

Now, when I read the liberal son’s letter to Andrew I am struck by the lack of love and respect. There appears to be no “recognized” leader…in fact, there appears to be no recognition at all. There is no harmony…there is no happiness…there is no music in this picture at all! Very sad and sadder still when you think about how many American families are suffering the exact same fate for the exact same reasons and depriving themselves of the music they could be making together!

I loved Andrew’s response! You can almost picture him as a conductor with no attachment to any particular instrument…he loves and respects them all. He realizes the importance of every voice! I can actually see Andrew directing the liberal son to the Tedeschi-Trucks stage to glimpse the formula that will save and enrich his own family experience. He is actually prescribing for the liberal/conservative family what the musician family has understood and accepted for generations!

How in the world do we reclaim what the American family had for so many generations and seems to be losing more of each and every day? I think the most obvious question that needs to be answered first is where our sons and daughters are getting their cues? The venomous anger in the son was fed to him by someone outside the family. All of a sudden people who have different thoughts and opinions, play different notes in different keys become “assholes”! Why if I didn’t know any better I’d say the family music well has been intentionally poisoned! But who would do such a thing…for what purpose?

I’d say Andrew has given us some wonderful sheet music…so what now? Well there is only one way to get back to Carnegie Hall that I’m aware of. We need to practice!  :-)

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The Sunday Morning Tune-up ~ September 7, 2014

Will we "know" him?

Will we “know” him?

If you’ve never seen the movie “Pay it Forward”, I recommend it highly…with a full box of Kleenex for the ending. There’s a scene where the main character, a young boy (Haley Joel Osment), brings home a homeless man (Jim Caviezel). Of course the mother (Helen Hunt) freaks out on first scraggly impression, but soon warms up to the man’s kind and gentle spirit…

I brought God home a few weeks ago and got the same “What are you, nuts?” response. After giving acupuncturists, infectious disease specialists, pain specialists and physical therapists a crack at solving my hip pain for the past 4 months, I said “It’s time to bring God in on the case.” [eye-roll] One of the treatments in my self-prescribed divine medical plan calls for reading the Bible from cover to cover over the course of a 12 week period coinciding with medical treatment. 981 pages over 12 weeks turns out to be 12 pages per day, I was delighted to realize! Good Sunday Morning Dear Friend!

The God Divide

Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Behold, you are old and your sons do not walk in your ways; now appoint for us a king to govern us like all the nations.” But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to govern us.” And Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Hearken to the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.”~ Samuel 8: 1-7

The September issue of Newsmax has an article written by Temma Ehrenfeld entitled The God Divide. It’s about modern families who pick out a religion the same way new families pick out a kitchen or a new bathroom. Sara was raised Catholic, and Michael was a non-practicing Jew [I guess he had no desire to make it to Carnegie Hall!] So…did you hear the one about the rabbi and the priest who married Sara and Michael? [badaboom!] It get’s better…they find a nice Unitarian Universalist tabernacle in the country where we’ll dedicate the little munchkins. Who needs Baptism…when there’s no Hell below us, above us only drones? “Universalist” in ancient Hebrew means, “It’s all good.” dontcha know… :-)

There is a “God Divide” to be sure. But we suffer from a much more tragic divide than the article suggests. Ehrenfeld draws attention to the divisions in families that resulted from the very same rejection of God as pointed out in Samuel 8…but she leaves God out of the story!! Sara and Michael rejected the Faith of their upbringing. We have divided ourselves from God and turned him into a utility and function of interior design where we pick out the color. We’ve turned God into nothing more than wall paint to conform to our tastes…while we’re forced to walk on eggshells and fear a muslim god created by tyrants…our real worship and homage is given to the “appointed King” we asked for! In other words, Ehrenfeld missed the story completely!

We should expect this from Newsmax on the eve of the Mid-Terms closing in on 2016. They are about politics and the politician who represents the most popular and acceptable wall paint wins! It’s sadly that simple…as our world spins into the black hole of consequence where our “appointment” has left us in the hands of a ruling class that makes promises and weaves the lies to dress them with. God told Samuel this would be so…even before Jesus was born!

“Render unto Caesar…” but KNOW God, by knowing where they have taken him. This is not the first time. The whisper inside confirms what you know to be true in spite of all the glitter and distraction they seek to attach you to. They hide eternity and present the instant as the North Star! Because they always know what we want…

                                                           Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


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