I seek opportunity—not security. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the state look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout. I will never cower before any master nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid; to think and act for myself, enjoy the benefit of my creations and to face the world boldly and say, “This I have done.” ~ Dean Alfange, 1952
The inspiring words above, first published in 1952, came from a man who did not come from here. He was born in Turkey, and immigrated here at the age of 5…legally, I dare say. He published this work under the title “Creed”, and I cannot imagine a more perfect framing of the Spirit of America than what Dean Alfange has given to us in Creed. I created a bit of a “dust-up” (something I’ve a knack for) after criticizing a local historian who also happens to be a professor of African Studies at NYU, for referring to baseball icon Jackie Robinson as a “Utopian”. His fan club found my opinion deplorable, leaving me to wonder why they would have expected anything less than deplorable…from a (Proud Card-Carrying) Deplorable? Otherwise known, these days, as Alfange’s “uncommon man” living in our present State of Disunion.
I thought my own deplorable story would set the stage nicely, in describing the affairs of our Church and State in this, our State of Disunion…along with a dash of Lincoln’s sage biblically-inspired advice/warning about a house divided. There has been an awful lot of talk these days about the “Deep State” and “Fake News”. So first, to help visualize, think of the Deep State as the “man behind the curtain” in the Wizard of Oz…the reality behind the apparition. Next, to understand “Fake News”, we simply need to know they are the activists masquerading as journalists dedicated to maintaining our focus and perception of the apparition as the only truth we deserve to know.
With that said, I’d like to share two wonderful articles that describe the essence of what can best be described as our Culture War. One article captures the heat of battle at the State level, while the other goes to the heart of evil that has laid siege to the Church. Both are from the most reliable sources imaginable. The first describes the man that is the Deep State’s greatest enemy, President Donald J. Trump. This article was cleared by Oath Keepers, an American Patriot organization dedicated to the preservation, protection, and support of our US Constitution. The second comes to you from one of my favorite Catholic bloggers, Maureen Mullarkey. She describes the evil within the Church that has declared war on Alfange’s Uncommon Man.
The People thrive when Liberty prevails in Washington, and Truth is safe in Rome. The People can survive a despotic State, when Truth is secure in Rome. They can even survive the wolf in Papal robes, as long as the “shining city on the hill” remains shining. But once the wolf holds both, there is nothing left to hope for. The Global Elites do more than fantasize sacking the “shining city on the hill”, they have laid siege to it. Donald J. Trump is the only soul defending her, with what seems like nothing more than a toothless impotent Justice Dept., the “most unproductive congress in 164 years”, and an army of 320 million armchair quarterback-zombies too busy channel-surfing to be bothered.
I had a conversation with a Liberal Christian in my office who knows insurance, sells insurance and sees Obamacare as a policy of compassion rather than the medical insurance extortion- racketeering scam it happens to be. Then, there’s the general “Zombies R Us” reality of how common we’ve allowed ourselves to become: “What we are experiencing is a betrayal of the very core values—a love of freedom, an adherence to the rule of law, a spirit of democracy, a commitment to accountability and transparency, and a recognition that civilian rule must always trump military methods—that have guided this nation from its inception.”
Imagine the backroom deal cooked up for us by the Big Pharma Bosses & Tech-Titans of Silicon Valley who need to keep us comfortably numb, dumb, and happy with “Universal Income” so we can afford the robotic lovers who won’t drive us crazy. Who needs the restrictive covenant of a Constitution when we have these gods to design a more progressive “Manifesto” for us to live and die by? NOT!
So where have all our true statesmen and leaders gone? Where has Western Man run off to? Princeton professor Robert George has his theory and solution… (MUST read!)…blogger Sam Guzman echoes his call for “Courage”. In religion and politics alike, leadership will return when a man will not be afraid to make enemies because he loves God above all things.
There are things we can do and actions we can take to help this President thwart the Deep State. We can trust CNN to give us the scoop…or we can turn to Alex Jones who has provided this musical masterpiece to expose the Deep State architects and villains! This is the greatest most deliciously “uncommon” protest song since…oh, I don’t know…
Eastern world it is exploding
Violent flares and bullets loading
You’re old enough to kill but not for voting (or smoking)
You don’t believe in war but what’s that gun your toting? And you tell me over and over and over again my friend
You don’t believe were on the eve of destruction. ~ Barry McGuire, 1965