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by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer
One of Paramount’s highest-grossing movies of 1972 was titled, The Legend of N-Word Charley. No, it wasn’t. The title contained the actual N-word itself. The title appeared on posters all over America, and openly on brightly lit marquees in nearly every theater where it played. And no, there were no riots, no outraged community organizers demanding the word be removed, no theaters burned to the ground. Charley was, after all, portrayed as the hero of the film. Black people in droves paid to see this movie, seated alongside whites.
It is a sign of the twenty-first century how much things have changed.
It is invaluable to have information on events in Europe that parallel events transpiring here. A little while ago, we learned that US lawmakers had fast-tracked $1 billion for Ukraine. Even as Americans face cuts in salaries and hefty Obamacare costs. Wilders doesn't mince words. I think you will enjoy this.
Text of Geert Wilders’ speech in Ukraine debate
Mr Verhofstadt and Van Baalen [Members of European Parliament (MEPs), Guy Verhofstadt is Belgian and Hans van Baalen is Dutch] went to Kiev. They wanted to make history. There they stood in a square full of people, including National Socialists, Jew-haters and other anti -democrats. People with helmets and baseball bats. They went where the revolutionaries hang out. On stage, they tried to stir up the mob even more.
Mr Verhofstadt spoke in no uncertain terms. He talked about a fight, a fight. That is what Brussels supports. And with money. The leader of the VVD [Party for Freedom and Progress], Mr Van Baalen, stood beside him cheering, clenched fists held high.
Shame on them. These shameless Europhiles and their dreams of empire.
Now we have always been told that the EU stands for peace. But now that these two characters have appeared on stage, we know better. The EU stands for war provocation.
Ukraine is still a big mess. Dutch taxpayers are on the hook to fix it. The country tops the list of corrupt countries. All the money you send there disappears.
Last week, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Rutte, said that tax cuts for the Netherlands is not in the cards. Netherlands craves lower taxes and lower excise duties. But Prime Minister says that won’t happen. However, they’ve managed to scrape together 11 billion euros, including Dutch money, for the Ukraine.
Meanwhile excise taxes are still high, income taxes are sky-high. Meanwhile, nursing homes are being shuttered. But there’s plenty of money for Ukraine. Matter of priorities.
It would be good if the prime minister had the intestinal fortitude to explain this here tonight, but he has to campaign. He’s sitting tonight in a cafe in the beautiful Roosendaal to tell you why everyone should vote VVD. He thinks this is more important than being accountable to Parliament for that 11 billion being sent to Ukraine. Mr Rutte holds the voter in low esteem.
Now if you need help and want to stay in a nursing home in the Netherlands you’re out of luck. But if you live in Ukraine these days, you’ve got it made. That country takes the prize. At one time, we could support Greece. And all the other countries in the South. Now our money is going towards the bottomless pit of ultra- corrupt Ukraine.
Now this cannot and should not be. Hence the following motion:
having heard the deliberations,
whereas the European Commission proposes to give billions of euros of European money, including Dutch money, to Ukraine,
believes that not one penny of Dutch tax money should be given to Ukraine,
and requests that the government makes certain that not one penny of Dutch tax money goes to Ukraine,
and proceeds to the order of the day.
Translated from the Dutch by Don Hank
by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer
What did we expect? What did anyone expect? How could clowns possibly conduct foreign policy?
The last Democrat president to practice statesmanship was Harry Truman. His last two secretaries of state were George C Marshall and Dean Acheson; both had achievements and resumes that make Obama’s appointees to these positions look to be the rank amateurs they are. Neither Hillary Clinton nor John Kerry can hold a candle to them - both are politicians, not statesmen by any stretch of the imagination.
Truman took office at the most critical moment of World War II, facing the most momentous decision with which any president has been burdened. He ordered nuclear bombs to be used against Japan, a fanatical enemy which was using suicide bombers to kill thousands of Americans. It was a decision which could well have gone terribly wrong. Had the bombs not been used, a land invasion of Japan could have cost a million allied casualties, and the outcome could easily have been a Russian occupation of Tokyo, just as in Berlin.
If the bombs were used, but failed to detonate, the technology could have fallen into enemy hands. Given that very little was known about radiation poisoning, American troops could have been sent into contaminated areas, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths, disfigurements and subsequent birth defects at proportions unimaginable.
This was not a time for political calculations. It was not a time to plan the next election campaign. It was not a time to play politics for personal advantage.
Contrast this to the Obama administration, where every decision is based on winning the next election, and where every one of those decisions is predictably disastrous to our national interests.
Libya, Iran, Syria, North Korea, Egypt, and now Ukraine, populate the list of Obama failures. Enemies of the U.S. who once dreaded our every word of warning, now openly laugh in our faces. Allies who once came to our side, confident in our leadership, now distrust us, and go their own way, to our detriment.
This is what happens when clowns run the circus. What did we expect? What did anyone expect?
by Don Hank
Not a few conservative leaders are suggesting that the bankrupt US should heroically wade into another military conflict to "help" Ukraine to gain "freedom.” This so-called freedom consists of their option to enter into an association with the EU. Sen. John McCain is condemning the Obama administration for not defending "democracy." So since the EU and Russia are both US trading partners, and since the Western Ukraine is pro-EU and the East is pro-Russia, who should our soldiers shoot, John?
US lawmakers need a crash course in geopolitics.
It will be of no use to any country to join the EU because the entity is going bankrupt. The EU has been gradually destroying the economies of Europe for years but things came to a head around 2008, thanks to US banks flooding their banks with worthless derivatives.
The periphery was the first to go, with Spain standing at over 25% unemployment and Greece even higher. The EU literally confiscated bank deposits in Cyprus. The press hushed the story. There is talk of more bail-ins elsewhere.
Here is an example of why 95% of Americans are still in the dark:
Today's paper quoted Euro group President Dijsselbloem's commenting that "Greece is not bankrupt" and that the country now has a surplus for the first time. He didn’t mention that this is a surplus of money borrowed from the last EU core countries left standing and that their number is dwindling. Dijsselbloem went on to say that Greece is “emerging from the crisis,” and therefore is eligible for another bailout. Shouldn't that be:
"Greece is emerging from the crisis and therefore needs no bailout"?
I guess that depends on what the definition of “needs” is.
The crisis started 12 years ago, in 2001 and required repeated bailouts. CNN reported at that time:
"Greece's economy has been in a mostly downward spiral since the country joined the Euro in 2001."
Are you listening, Ukraine?
Greece did not have a crisis until it joined the Euro!
Amazingly, the EU is offering Ukraine a loan that is only a fraction of the amount proffered by Russia. Yet many are rising to the smelly European bait and spurning the Russian offer.
Well, after all, Europe is home to the lemming.
Meanwhile, Germany is almost the only economy left standing. France is on life support. Italy is gasping for air. A recent British study showed that if the Dutch dropped out of the EU, each family would have 10,000 Euros more to keep! Over half of Dutch people want out of the EU. A poll also shows that the UK wants out. If both countries leave, that leaves precious little money for upkeep and the periphery would also soon erode.
I guarantee that if the Ukrainians knew what was inside the chocolate coated road apple they are being offered, they would disband immediately and go home!
It’s not only economics; all EU countries are forced to open their borders under the Schengen Agreement. Unvetted immigrants arrive in wave after wave. Most apply for social assistance (welfare) and many form enclaves that eventually become no-go zones where police, firemen and ambulances dare not go. Crime instantly soars when a country joins the EU because immigrants flood the new member states, specializing in rape, sex slavery and other abuses of women.
Things got so desperate for Switzerland, a non EU member but signatory to Schengen, that on the 9th of this month, it decided by referendum to close its borders to EU émigrés.
The EU is an oligarchy. National governments must comply with EU edicts. Members of parliament may not propose legislation, and are expected to rubber stamp European Commission bills. If they vote one down, it gets slightly reworded and sent back for a vote until it passes.
Someone recently asked me:
"Which is worse, the Soviet Union or the EU?"
That is like saying: Which is more dangerous, the young full grown lion or its old worn out father?
Ex-KGB asset, Vladimir Bukovsky, has said that the EU is an offshoot of the Soviet Union, which called for its founding of such an empire in the event theirs should fall. Others claim it is a scion of the Third Reich. Both sides have evidence for their theories, which are not mutually exclusive. Not surprising when you consider that the Soviets and Germans initially worked hand in hand for years. So should we support a group that is akin to both the Third Reich and Stalin’s Russia?
Rodney Atkinson, actor Rowan Atkinson’s brother, was once a lecturer at the University of Mainz and is well acquainted with the politically reality in Germany. His video lecture on this subject is a must-view.
His book, Europe Full Circle, suggests that Europe, under the EU, is returning to the times of the holocaust.
Rodney copied me today in a message to the editors of the newspaper The Independent:
So German Foreign Minister, Frank Walter Steinmeier, who sees democratic sovereigntists in Western Europe as “threats to peace,” is pleased to shake hands with openly fascist and nationalistic leaders in the Ukraine!
One of the parties (Svoboda), called to meetings in the German embassy in Kiev with Steinmeier was described by the Simon Wiesenthal Centre as one of the most anti-Semitic in the world.
Whenever there is a British political and media consensus, as there is today on Ukraine, we can be sure that a geopolitical disaster is on the horizon!
The Wiesenthal Centre's web site confirms this:
LEADER OF THE SVOBODA PARTY
In recent elections, the radical right party won 41 seats in the Ukrainian Parliament (10.44%% of the popular vote). Tyagnibok has called for purges of the approximately 400,000 Jews and other minorities living in Ukraine and has demanded that Ukraine be liberated from what he calls, the “Muscovite Jewish Mafia.”
Finally, I received a link from a European friend to an article showing that a US-backed Belgrade organization called CANVAS is also involved in stirring up trouble in Ukraine. This subversive action began when Ukrainian President Yanukovich refused to sign an association agreement with the EU. The entire West is acting en bloc to destabilize regions that refuse to cooperate with its machinations.
Don Hank is a Guest Contributor for The Bold Pursuit
by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer
When the Founding fathers designed our nation, they knew that they were forming a government, not of angels, but of sinners. Their wisdom, founded in the Bible, has made all the difference in the world. It made the difference between liberty and tyranny, between a nation devoted to justice, and one devoted to evil. No, we are not a nation of angels, but rather, a nation guided by Biblical principles, ideas that guide us toward a more perfect union. Our progress toward this more perfect union is faltering and stumbling, but historically, we have been stumbling in the right direction.
There is a contrary world view. In that view, people are basically good. All it takes is but a wise and benevolent government to permit that goodness to express itself. In this view, the so-called “thin veneer of civilization” that keeps us civilized, is instead a thick wall of inherent virtue.
Which view is correct? Are we basically good creatures, or as the Bible tells us, is our every inclination toward sin? (Genesis 8:21)
Years ago, educators noted that children with low self-esteem did not perform well in school or in life in general. Low self-esteem led to low expectations, and in the worst cases, to despair and even suicide.
That problem has largely been solved, only to be replaced by the opposite one—high self-esteem. People today seem to think very highly of themselves. This has led to—here is the irony—poor performance in school, and in life in general. It leads to a false sense of entitlement, and to expectations that are unrealistic. When those expectations are not met by reality, then anger and resentment begin their fatal journey through a person’s life.
When we have unrealistically high self-esteem, we may begin to think like this: “Why does that person over there have more than I do, when I deserve it just as much, or more?” How did they get it, when I did not? They must have cheated. They must have some unfair advantage. It must be racism, or “lookism,” or their rich daddy. It must have been anything except my lack of talent, fortune and hard work.
Therefore, I have a right to take it from them.
To be sure, life is unfair, sometimes cruelly so. It’s not fair that I am too short to play basketball, too stupid to be a mathematician, too untalented to be a movie star, and too—you get the idea. Many people say of themselves, I could have had so much more if only I had been born rich, or been taller, or had more talent—or had beige skin instead of brown.
Few people say to themselves, I could have been so much more—not had more, but been more—if only I had worked harder, been more disciplined, less self-indulgent, and not felt entitled to the fruits of other peoples’ labors. The key to this is to focus not on what one has, but on what he or she is. A large portion of what we are depends on what we make of ourselves, what we do, and with what attitude we live our daily lives.
Here is why the Biblical world view of the Founding Fathers is so critical. The Founders had a healthy mistrust of powerful, centralized government. Such a government’s every inclination would be to more power, and that power would be exercised not to the benefit of the people, but of those in power. They knew that any viable Constitution must restrain the government and empower the people.
It is why the present president’s anti-Christian views are so damaging to the nation. He has openly stated that the Constitution is wrong, in that it says what the government cannot do to us. It should, he says, require the government to do more for us. This of course means more power for the government, less power to the people.
The Founders foresaw the tyranny that must arise from such a world view. They knew that when half (plus one) of the voters could tax the other half to support them, they would tax them ruinously. We are not, after all, angels.
The Founders did not design a system of fairness. They designed a system of laws. They did not design a government to give people happiness, but rather, to enable us to pursue happiness for ourselves, within those laws.
The failure to understand this world view, and to live accordingly, is what is wrong with the world. It explains why the nice little old lady shoplifts, and why entire nations of civilized people embark on genocide. At the heart of both of these crimes is the same feeling of entitlement, of having been cheated.
If we do not return to our founding principles, our Biblical principles, and soon, then we will go the way of other nations, nations that have brought themselves to ruin.
Can it happen here? It will. Are we too good to let that happen? We are not. Let us then, as a nation, and as individuals, abandon high self-esteem, and instead humble ourselves. Let us ask God for forgiveness, and rely not on our virtue, but on His mercy.
by Don Hank
A recent article by William S. Lind in American Conservative points out the obvious: Vladimir Putin’s Russia is now the world’s foremost defender of conservatism, having replaced in that role the United States that once seemed to protect and defend traditional values everywhere.
Lind starts his commentary with a reminder whose significance many Americans have not yet apprehended.
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by Robert Arvay, Contributing Writer
It is better to be ruled by bad laws than by good men. Bad laws can be changed. Good men can become bad men, after which, it is difficult to displace them.
Throughout its history, the United States has survived as a nation ruled by law, not by men. The Founders of our nation designed our system to ensure that principle. Now it is becoming undone.