Do Millennial Obama Supporters Understand the Communist Tyranny Obama Begins to Show?

obama-redHe peered out through his glasses sat snugly above his mustache to the small classroom at Strafford Junior High School. In a serious tone, Mr. Bill Jeffries asked, “People, do you know why Papa Smurf wears a red hat?” Some of the class smiled, some rolled their eyes, and some remained asleep. In seventh grade, the smurfs are a little above you, but he was about to make a brilliant comparison that most seventh graders would understand.

Clint Maples had a sarcastic wit about him. “Because he’s a communist!” I know he said it jokingly or may be not, but Mr. Jeffries exclaimed at an even more exciting tone, “That’s exactly right Mr. Maples. He’s a communist.” Mr. Jeffries went on to explain how the little smurf village resembled the vision that Karl Marx laid out. As an adult, I don’t think I had a better teacher for the rest of my years at Strafford. Mr. Jeffries landed a job at Parkview High School the next year, which was a loss for Strafford.

I get the feeling from watching the General Motors drama play out, nobody taught the mind-numbing millennials (a term I use after reading Eric “Mancow” Muller’s blog titled the same) the Papa Smurf version or the realistic version of socialism. In fact, I am willing to bet that college institutions are more likely to portray Sir Thomas More’s (author of Utopia) version over that what history recorded with Josef Stalin.

Since More’s Utopian vision is one full of peaceful images and not one of the totalitarian iron fist, do the words socialism and communism mean anything to the millennials? After all, once the wall fell in Eastern Europe, we thought the threat was gone. The USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in case any millennial reading this doesn’t know), now Russia, was no longer a threat, and we defeated communism.

The millennials support Obama, without considering the redistribution of wealth, tells me that Karl Marx, Frederic Engel, Vladimir Lenin, Stalin, and the rest of the reds were either skimmed in the history books, or they were revised in history. Perhaps, a history professor teaches that Reagan was the aggressor for placing missiles in western Europe and dreaming of Star Wars (the Strategic Defense Initiative). I wouldn’t be surprised.

These buzzwords don’t scare the tar out of the millennials as they did my generation. Generation X faced Russian missiles ending our lives at a young age. The liberal media and the Russians believed that Reagan placed an unstable, cowboy trigger finger on the nuclear button. Generation X lived with the constant threat of nuclear war. It was on the news, they made movies like The Day After about it, and they discussed it in the classroom. We understood the extreme socialist policies of the USSR were about aggression, and that the freedoms we enjoyed weren’t a part of life in the USSR. In the end, that crazy man (Reagan) managed to warm the Cold War and bring the Russians to the table with real plans to slow down the arms race. Reagan demanded the wall in eastern Europe to be torn down, even after his advisers from the State Department removed the text from his speech. He wasn’t crazy. He was absolute in his resolve.

What’s crazy is that it seems the millennials have no record of what life was like between the 1960s and the 1980s. They don’t grasp the dangerous world Generation X grew up in is coming back. The bear is growling again, our enemies are developing weapons of mass destruction, and new alliances are forming to destroy the greatest free capitalistic society this planet has ever known. Our enemies use force, and they use green environmental policies that attack the wealth and the manufacturing base in our country with the goals to bring it to its knees. Christopher C. Horner cites redistribution of wealth through green policies will destroy our our free markets in his book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Global Warming.

Most of millennials don’t get it. They think Obama can give them free college, free money, and free health care. They support Obama for his promised entitlements while ignoring the power he gains. They fail to recognize the debt he creates and the new taxes everyone will pay. They fail to see our country will soon be bankrupt at this pace. This country’s economy has been attacked by Obama and it might be the end of freedom as well as the start of a depression. Everyone forgets the economy was good during the Bush administration until the democrats took over Congress. Their policies now seem destructive and geared towards a radical change in political agenda. Obama firing a CEO is not capitalism, it communism. Yet some cheer because they weren’t taught the tyranny that Mr. Jeffries taught me in the seventh grade.

As jobs become scarcer in Obama’s overtaxed social utopia, the millennials will have to learn to survive outside the Hollister store and the Mall. Maybe then, they will recognize the errors of their ways, but will it be too late? Will the salivating and fainting over Obama have cost this country a price it will never be able to pay back? Capitalism is under attack, and communism is the new buzz. Unfortunately, the schools have sold their graduates short on what all of this means.

Originally Published at Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom
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We Can’t Win In Afghanistan!

afghanistan2I don’t think a war is winnable in Afghanistan. Even if we won… how would we know???? I mean… Hamid Karzai is President of WHAT, exactly? A city block, perhaps? We KNOW he cannot speak for the entire country. So who does? Who will come to the surrender table and sign the surrender documents? Who?

Don’t you know our top brass are pulling their hair out about now? How many, do you suppose, are lusting after retirement? How many are embarrassed to be serving under the boy Commander-in-Chief? How many are looking for the door to the Pentagon? Look. Let’s get this straight: Obama isn’t Alexander the Great! He may think of himself as Obama the Great! The man is not even a decent armchair general!

When I see our national treasure, our young men (and now young women), being used for cannon fodder in a misguided attempt to elevate nothing more than leftist/socialist ideals, it just makes me sick!

The war in Afghanistan is now Obama’s war. Like it, or not, that is the way it is and it will be forever thought as such… especially by the men and women who have to fight it.

Look, the Afghanis have been fighting, since, well, FOREVER! As far back as Afghan history goes there is the parallel story of an Afghan insurgency. Look it up! For the last 30 years Afghanistan has been fighting a civil war. Now, recall the trepidation our Congress had over US troops becoming involved in a civil war in Iraq. Remember? Now, however, with one of their own in the White House, it is perfectly OK to involve American troops in a civil war in Afghanistan? How do they figure that?

I learned recently that we have dropped more bombs on Afghanistan that we have dropped on Iraq! I also learned that the Afghanistan police force we have been training… well, it seems they are being killed off faster than we can get them trained, in uniform, and out on the streets! Afghanistan is a wild and wooly place.

Now, I am not one of those gung-ho armchair generals who is all for inserting US troops into a fight and when the going gets rough raise cries to Congress to get them out! No, that is not my way. BUT, having said that, I understand there is a time and a place to fight and a time and a place to not get involved. Problem is… we are already involved.

There is the story, and I cannot confirm it, that among the brave men in the Alamo, so outnumbered by Santa Anna’s Mexican Army and facing certain defeat and death, the commanding officer Travis brought them together and explained the situation and invited those who wanted to leave to do so. The story goes that one Frenchman, a former solider in Napoleon’s army, elected to leave. When asked why an obviously brave man would choose to leave, he answered that if there was even a slim chance of winning he would stay and fight to the death. But no such chance existed. Therefore to stay, and die, would be a waste. So he went over the wall and away to safety.

We cannot win in Afghanistan. Not ever. The best we can hope for is to be able to manage the fighting. But an outright victory is unattainable. It ain’t gonna happen. Unfortunately, we may even wind up with a “meat grinder” situation, much like Vietnam, with a steady stream of American bodies being flown back to the states for burial.

Some say we CAN win the war in Afghanistan, but first we must win the hearts and minds of the Afghanis. That is pure bovine scatology. Again, for those of you too young to remember, that was the policy in Vietnam. Winning the hearts and minds of the ordinary people. The problem is, you see, the ordinary Afghani does not think or exist as the ordinary American does. Where that policy might work on the people of a western culture, it has a snowball’s chance in hell of working on an eastern culture. It is not even worth consideration.

And there is the dope. The national economy is founded on the growing of Opium/Heroin poppies in Afghanistan. If we destroy the dope fields, and if, somehow, we make it impossible for them to grow the dope, what will they replace it with? Have you seriously looked at the land there?

“U.N. drug control officers said the Taliban religious militia has nearly wiped out opium production in Afghanistan — once the world’s largest producer — since banning poppy cultivation last summer.

Last year, Afghanistan produced nearly 4,000 tons of opium, about 75 percent of the world’s supply, U.N. officials said. Opium — the milky substance drained from the poppy plant — is converted into heroin and sold in Europe and North America. The 1999 output was a world record for opium production, the United Nations said — more than all other countries combined, including the “Golden Triangle,” where the borders of Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet.” SOURCE.

The State Department counter narcotics official said the department would make its own estimate of the poppy crop. Information received so far suggests there will be a decrease, but how much is not yet clear, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

“We do not think by any stretch of the imagination that poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has been eliminated. But we, like the rest of the world, welcome positive news.”

The Drug Enforcement Administration declined to comment.” SOURCE. (Note: This story dates from 1999) Did the DEA know something the others didn’t? My guess is that they did and they do.)

There has never been a successful invasion and occupation of Afghanistan by a military force of any size.

Even today the flow of arms, coming into Afghanistan from Pakistan, remains unabated. Some say Iran is behind the arms smuggling. There is the suspicion that Russia is actually aiding the insurgency as a way to retaliate against the US and NATO. Some reports have Iran assisting the illicit opium and heroin trade as a way to weaken the western efforts in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan is most likely the most lawless place on the planet today. To bring any semblance of peace to that country will take far and away more troops than we have committed to the effort today and far more troops than we have to commit.

But, it is now Obama’s War. Regardless of what the liberal press tells you Obama’s stamp IS on the Afghan War. He cannot duck this one.

It will be most interesting over the next year or two to see how the Obama press will handle the reports coming out of Afghanistan as they try to put a successful face on a hopeless cause. And try they will. Never doubt it.

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(J. D. Longstreet blogs daily at INSIGHT on Freedom at http://csadispatch.blogspot.com/ )

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Does Obama Know More About the Communist Manifesto or the Constitution?

obama-socialistObama claims he taught Constitutional Law. I am starting to wonder if the students who studied under Obama and held the classic Jeffersonian understanding of the Federalist Papers failed the class. Obviously, a federalist had no business in a constitutional class taught by Obama.

Obama came just short of demonstrating what a hostile corporate takeover looks like under his Marxist beliefs. He came short, because he put on a short one-act play creating the illusion GM is still a private company. Anyone with just a little common sense should now realize the government runs General Motors. Call it what it really is, Government Motors. The President of the United States forced a CEO out of his position, and nowhere in the Constitution did the forefathers provide such power. In fact, they would have revolted against such tyranny. As if I woke up in a bad nightmare, our government did just that forcing Rick Wagoner out of GM. I would defend Wagoner, but obviously he went down without a fight. There’s nothing to defend with his lack of courage. What happened to true American patriotism? Surely we haven’t bought into the Joe Biden version–grow the government bigger, bend over, and pay the collector. Wagoner betrayed his capitalist and our political and economic philosophies when he stepped down rather than lift his middle finger to Obama.

Years from now, we may look at the one single event that drove American capitalism to its death, and Rick Wagoner will be known as the coward–void of the spirit that made him millions and provided him the American dream. Obama is now a tyrant. With each win, he grows more powerful because the power instantly goes to Obama’s head. Now that HR1388 will be the law of the land, Obama will form his civilian military force he promised during the election and build more power. No, I can’t blame all of this on Wagoner, but he had the opportunity to stand up to Obama and challenge his power, and he failed. Surely, Wagoner knew in the back of his head, Obama won’t let the union’s love for him die by killing off GM.

Of course, there is the other issue which continues to develop that Obama has obviously forgotten which Jefferson and the other forefathers delegated to the executive branch. He is to provide a common defense for the United States and perform the duties of Commander and Chief.

North Korea continues to sable rattle. After numerous warnings, the North Koreans look like they will launch what may be an intercontinental ballistic missile. The North Koreans placed the rocket, which they claim is a vehicle to place a satellite in orbit, on the launching pad despite the pathetic warnings of the Obama administration. They knew Obama wouldn’t carry out any actions to prevent them from testing the missile. Now the Obama administration has basically given permission to the North Koreans to fire the missile since they admitted there was nothing they could do. This is a far different tone that last week.

In fact, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said there was nothing we could do about it. Why for weeks did we threaten them only to back down and allow the missile to be tested? Obama isn’t carrying out his Constitutional duties for defense. Just last week Admiral Timothy Keating, commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific, said the U.S. is “fully prepared” to shoot down the missile. The sudden shift in policy in the Obama administration is concerning. It also shows weakness within his administration similar to Jimmy Carter’s in the 1970s.

Just like he wants to bring dangerous GITMO detainees to the Unites States, provide them tax dollars for assistance to get started, and let them live here despite their hate towards the United States, Obama doesn’t take our defense seriously. Time and again, we see Obama could care less about this country as we have known it.

Obama took an oath just over two months ago to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. He is personally destroying it. It’s time to take this country back through whatever means to insure freedom and liberty for the children and grandchildren of this country. If it means, impeachment based on Obama’s hostile takeover of GM, then so be it. Obama’s power is out of control, and well beyond what is allotted to him. If it means organizing tea parties to form the second American Revolution, the let’s do it. I refuse to live under a sickle and hammer because some demagogue was elected President by lying to the good people of this country about his philosophies and beliefs. Obama is a communist. This take over of GM is a page out of the Communist Manifesto. How much longer are we going to let him destroy our country?

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Originally Published at Bungalow Bill’s Conservative Wisdom

Conservative “Talkers” Will Soon Be Gone!

no-free-speechSpeaking as an old, veteran, broadcaster, I can tell you, I see the handwriting on the wall. Forget what the socialists in Congress are telling you as well as the press. The Socialists intend to pass a law that will force radio stations to get those conservatives talkers off the air, or lose their licenses to operate their stations… and, if I am correct, those stations licenses will be up for grabs. The truth is, as I see it, minorities filing for those licenses will get preferential treatment by the FCC and eventually be awarded those same licenses.

Look, for those who don’t know …the Federal Communications Commission is GOD in the broadcasting Industry. They have the power of life and death for a broadcast station in America. You probably don’t know this (unless you are a broadcaster) but broadcasting is one of the most highly regulated industries in the country. The government has its nose into every cussed thing you do as a broadcaster. Oh, the FCC will play humble and swear they don’t involve themselves in the daily grind of broadcast stations but that is unadulterated bovine scatology! Every broadcaster knows they do.

I have heard the story that back in my day, FCC field agents would come into a town, 35 miles away, rent a motel room, and set up their receiving and recording devices in a motel room and tape record and listen to hours, and even days, of broadcast stations in that town and other towns nearby. Then, they would send out letters reprimanding stations for errors committed while they were listening and recording their broadcasts.

I have also heard that some broadcasters became fed up and set up a network of their own to watch for, observe, and report to all the stations in the area when the FCC was anywhere near their neck of the woods. They created a telephone network to make sure that all the stations received word when the FCC field agents checked into to any motel or hotel in their area. Those dreaded agents would make that visit about every three months.

Every hour, minute, and second of every broadcast day had to be accounted for… in writing. In my day, we were required to keep on-air program logs of everything we did. And we had to be able to produce those logs when the FCC came calling. Stations were fined for nearly every infraction of rules and regulations that had the force of law because Congress gave that power to the FCC.

Other than selling commercial time to support ourselves and, hopefully, make a profit for the owners and stockholders, the biggest headache we had was Public Affairs programming. Local broadcasters, you see, are in touch with their public. Unlike the bigwigs in Washington, in the Congress and on the FCC, broadcasters know what their listeners want to hear. They live among them. Their kids go to the same schools as the kids of their listeners and sponsors, they go to the same churches, they belong to the same civic clubs, heck, the LOCAL BROADCASTER IS THE PUBLIC! They know, far better than the fat cats in DC, what their listeners want to hear. And believe me, when I tell you, Public Affairs programs are NOT WHAT THE AVERAGE RADIO LISTENER WANTS TO HEAR! You can almost HEAR the dials being turned, en masse, when a public affairs program begins on a local radio station. And yet, under the old Fairness Doctrine a certain percentage of your weekly airtime HAD to be Public Affairs. In a small market, in the Bible Belt, 90% of everything going on has some connection to the church, or churches. But that is “religious” and does not count as Public Affairs. Nobody, including the government, seemed to know exactly WHAT public affairs really was. It was ambiguous as heck, to say the least!

When the Reagan administration canned the Fairness Doctrine, it was akin to being let out of prison. AM radio stations were for sale all over the country. Nobody wanted them. Many AM station owners simply went out of business and turned their license back to the FCC, shut their doors, and walked away taking a huge financial hit. A family member took a near $100,000 dollar loss on his AM Station gamble. In some case stockholders who owned combos (AM/FM stations combined) would sell the FM station and GIVE THE AM STATION TO THE BUYER! THAT’S how bad it really was.

When the old Fairness Doctrine was lifted AM Stations could then put on the air what their listeners wanted to hear… and… they wanted to hear conservative talkers. BOY, did they want to hear conservatives! When a conservative talker went on the air telephones began ringing among listeners informing each other of the frequency of the stations carrying the conservative talkers. Listeners flocked to the stations with conservative talkers and, in weeks, so did sponsors who wanted to reach those listeners.

Station income soared, then profits soared, and stockholders were happy, listeners were happy, sponsors were happy, and station managers were ecstatic! The AM broadcast spectrum had been saved!

The plain truth is Americans really like to listen to conservative talkers on the radio. That is a fact. You can argue the whys and the wherefores forever and it won’t matter. The American public, for whatever reason, loves to listen to Rush, and Imus, and Hannity, and Savage, and Beck and all the other conservative talkers. Personally, I think it has something to do with the upbeat way conservatives tend to address life and the daily trials of living and, yes, politics in America. Conservatives don’t hang a guilt trip on the listener, they don’t whine and they don’t talk down to their listeners. The naiveté of the liberals and their childish approach to life and politics is a real turn off to Americans who, generally speaking, are adult enough to find the liberal approach anathema to their way of thinking and their way of life. Thus, listeners turn away from liberal pubic affairs shows and turn to conservative talk shows. Honestly, I think it is just that simple.

But now we have the enemies of talk radio, more precisely… conservative talk radio, firmly in control of the White House and Congress. Their socialist schemes cannot work if conservative talk radio is allowed to shine the light of truth on their machinations in the nations capital. So, they are planning a full, all out, attack on conservative talk radio.

They intend to use federal regulations to shut up Rush and his ilk. They intend to revive the Fairness Doctrine, which would demand that stations air … uh… “diverse” points of view. Broadcast station owners will be scared witless to do this because it could easily cause them all sorts of woe including a host of lawsuits and fines from federal agencies in Washington. So, what will station owners do? They will simply take the conservative talk shows off their stations and they won’t have to worry about those lawsuits and fines from DC. That’s the way it works. The Socialists in Congress and the White House will be pleased because they will have gotten the in thorn in their flesh, the conservative talk shows, out.

For our part, we think it is time for the old “Pirate Radio Stations” to spring up once again. For those of you too young to remember…these were stations, offshore, outside US territorial waters, beaming their broadcasting back into the US. The FCC can’t touch them. Then, there were the stations across the southern border in Mexico, big, powerful, radio stations blasting their signals northward into the US. The FCC couldn’t touch them, either. There is satellite radio already. But, satellite radio, if not already under the control of the government, soon will be.

Of course there is the Internet… and that is where the talkers will go, immediately, I expect. But it is not the same thing.

If the Socialist in Congress and the White House have their way, Americans will be huddled around their radios in the dark of night, much like the folks in Nazi occupied Europe, listening for the voice of reason and conservatism on little crystal radio sets, made from wire, razor blades, and a block of wood. This is what America is becoming, dear reader, a police state. And those loving, tolerant, liberals, turned socialist, will have brought it to you.

Now… aren’t you proud you voted for Obama?

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J. D. Longstreet is a conservative Southern American (A native sandlapper and an adopted Tar Heel) with a deep passion for the history, heritage, and culture of the southern states of America. At the same time he is a deeply loyal American believing strongly in “America First”.

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Telling CO2 Lies to Destroy America

co2-redtapeMy friend, the internationally famed climatologist, Dr. S. Fred Singer, calls them “the CO2 wars.” It is the last ditch attempt by the Greens, under the aegis of the Obama administration, to declare carbon dioxide a pollutant and thus open the door to its regulation.

Singer says such regulation “would be the equivalent of an atomic bomb directed at the U.S. economy—all without any scientific justification.”

I am increasingly of the opinion that the main goal of the Obama administration through CO2 regulation, exploding deficits, punishing taxation, and any other means at their disposal is the destruction of the economy and the complete control of impoverished Americans.

This is an administration that exists to impose an Orwellian socialist utopia after the smokescreen clears.

When it comes to CO2, Obama, his so-called science advisors, and the Environmental Protection Agency are all lying. It is governmental gangsterism.

As reported in The Wall Street Journal, “The Environmental Protection Agency has sent the White House a proposed finding that carbon dioxide is a danger to public health, a step that could trigger a clampdown on emissions of so-called greenhouse gases across a wide swath of the economy.”

Here are a few things you need to keep in mind about carbon dioxide:

  • CO2 is not a “pollutant.” It is a trace gas necessary for all life of Earth because it is essential to the growth of all vegetation.
  • Without CO2 all vegetation—grasses, forests, jungles, crops such as wheat, corn and rice—dies. Then herbivores die. Then you die.
  • The CO2 produced by human industry or activity is a miniscule fraction of a percentage of greenhouse gases. It constitutes a mere 0.038% of the atmosphere.
  • The oceans emit 96.5% of all greenhouse gases, holding and releasing CO2 as it has down through the millennia of Earth’s existence.
  • In past millennia, CO2 levels were often much higher than the present.
  • CO2 levels rise hundreds of years after temperature rise on planet Earth.
  • The Sun is the primary source of warmth on Earth. Rising CO2 is an effect of global warming, not a cause.
  • Both global warming and cooling are natural phenomenon over which humans have no control.
  • The Earth is not currently warming. It has been cooling for a decade and likely to continue for at least another twenty years or longer. If a new Ice Age is triggered, it will last at least 10,000 years.
  • Polar ice is now at record levels and still growing.

If you had a choice, would you prefer a warmer or colder Earth?

And consider this, if only the United States was to significantly cut its CO2 emissions, how much effect, if any, would that have in a world where most other nations, including China and India, have no intention of doing so? Both are exempt from the UN Kyoto Protocol. The answer is zero!

The EPA proposal is not about science. It is about power and it is about money. As the Wall Street Journal noted, “The administration has proposed a cap-and-trade system that could raise $646 billion by 2019 through government auctions of emission allowances.”

The federal government, though the aegis of the EPA, would have control over the destinies of an estimated 13,000 facilities if this regulatory obscenity were to become law.

“Coal-fired power plants, oil refineries and domestic industries, such as energy-intensive paper, cement, fertilizer, steel and glass manufacturers, worry that increased cost burdens imposed by climate-change laws will put them at a severe competitive disadvantage to their international peers that aren’t bound by similar environmental rules.”

Such industries would flee the United States as the most toxic place on Earth in which to do business.

This would be the fulfillment of the Obama administration’s goal and explains in part why this new assault on science, industry, and common sense has been put forth by the EPA.

One of the best sites for information about carbon dioxide is http://www.ilovemyco2.com

I recommend you visit and browse through its extensive data.

A tip of the hat as well to http://ilovecarbondioxide.com/2009/01/about.html.

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Alan Caruba writes a daily blog at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. Every week, he posts a column on the website of The National Anxiety Center, www.anxietycenter.com.
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