Future revolution today

On Thursday, January 10, 1963 Rep. A.S. Herlong, Jr. of Florida caused to be read into the Congressional record the 45 goals of Communism as outlined in “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen.  The goals are all horrible, but what is truly shocking is how completely they have been implemented in our own day.  Skousen published his book in 1958, almost 60 years ago.  They, the Communists, never lost their focus on their goals, pursued them relentlessly and have been terrifyingly successful.

I have frequently heard it said that the Republican Party ought not concern itself with questions of social ethics and morality.  Rather, we should be focused on fiscal, economic and the size and functions of government.  The Communists agree.  The moral and spiritual degradation of America has always been a major goal, and an unacknowledged hot front in the cold war.  A war, let it be noted, which has raged unseen for over 60 years.  Why is this important to them?

Karl Marx was not only a lunatic but a pervert.  While the world has focussed on his mystical economics this was by no means the whole of his program.  He advocated easy divorce, extramarital promiscuity, homosexuality, abortion and state run orphanages for raising children which were to be separated from their biological parents.  He thought that if the family, along with religion, were abolished the primal loyalty of individuals to their families would be broken and could be attached to the State.  Following the October Revolution Lenin implemented all these “freedoms” all across Soviet society.

Within just a few years they were all reversed.  These policies did not reattach the individual’s loyalty to the State, but was rapidly reducing Russian society to unmanageable chaos.  The Socialist paradise was turning into a rootless, promiscuous hell.  Once these policies were discarded Russian society was able to knit itself together, still wounded, but sufficiently functional to maintain social cohesion.

Part of the theory behind the cultural warfare waged by the Soviet Union against the West was simply this: if we persuade the West to implement those policies which nearly brought our society down their societies will collapse too.  Then they will be ripe for takeover.

Skousen:.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents
Now consider the beginnings of the National Organization for Women as told by an eye-witness, Mallory Millet at Front Page Magazine.

It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China.  We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”

Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears.  Was I on planet earth?  Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

Social issues matter.  As Republicans and conservatives we cannot let these issues slide, imagining them to be peripheral to the “important stuff” like taxation, budgets and foreign policy.  Time was short 30 years ago, but we weren’t paying attention.  Dodging the Hillary bullet is just the beginning.

May dinner talk

The next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Featuring Shawn Steel speaking on “How Trump Can Save California.”

Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church
215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering, Lasagna dinner and beverage

Cost: $25/person for members; $30/non-members & non-RSVP; Students $5

RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL THE 30TH!

Don’t forget to show up and have a great time!

Lafayette, where are you?

Back in 1917 when Col. Charles E. Stanton said, “Lafayette, we are here,” he was paying respect to a debt that the United States owed to France personified by the Marquis de Lafayette who led France’s aid to the nascent United States in her struggle for existence during America’s Revolutionary War.  The idea being that America would save France as France had saved the fledgeling United states a little over a century before.

American Doughboys did indeed save France and England from the Kaiser’s ham-fisted attempt to dominate Europe, breaking the stalemate that seemed would doom Europe to endless blood-letting.  Few today can imaging the cost in blood of that war.  Fully one quarter of the French male population between the ages of 18 to 60 became casualties between 1914 and 1918.  England, Belgium, Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary suffered similar casualty rates.  Such casualty rates defy comprehension, it was the horror of the magnitude of the slaughter that made England and France so reluctant to embark on the War to end War’s second act a mere generation later.

Emperor Karl I

America’s arrival convinced the German General Staff that that they needed to do something NOW to even the odds.  Their solution was to send V.I Lenin to Russia to knock Russia out of the war and free up troops from that second front.  This move was opposed by the newly crowd emperor of Austria-Hungary, Karl I.  Two things rendered Karl’s objections moot: 1. he had two million Germans under arms on his territory; 2. President Wilson’s refusal to countenance any form of separate peace.  Another instance in which electing a Democratic President had disastrous consequences.  Funny how so many of them start wars, then blame the Republicans.

It did not take long for Europe to decide that the only way to expiate the blood shed during the Great War was to shed lots more blood.  So off to war they went again, led, again, by a vengeful Germany.  And once again it fell to America to save the day.  First by arming and feeding Russia, then by kicking Nazi butt.  When it turned out that arming Russia had not been such a great idea, America saved Europe a third time by guaranteeing Western Europe’s survival in the event of a Russian invasion.

Now it looks as if Europe is self destructing again, this time by facilitating a hostile Muslim invasion.  After years of terror attacks, assaults, rapes and general mayhem some in Europe are beginning to wake up.  Not all, by any means, substantial numbers of Europeans still embrace their own destruction.  Perhaps more will wake up as the situation spirals into Jihad hell.  But will enough wake up?  Not enough were awake in Holland last month.  Next up is France, who in a handful of hours will have national elections.  (As an aside, one wonders what role the Russians will be seen to have.)

The likelihood that the US will step up to once again save Europe from itself is negligible.  This time they will have to do it on their own.  Hungary and Poland seem to have seen and refused the poison of massive Muslim immigration, and that’s really good.  In a few hours the French will hold national elections to decide whether France will live or die.  Choose wisely, Lafayette, three strikes and you’re out.  This time you are on your own with no second chance in sight.

Re-becoming America

Trump, thank the merciful heavens, is President now, and has begun the process of dismantling the Marxist legacy of his predecessor.  It won’t be easy not least because of the demented intransigence of the lunatic Left.  Also, so many of the Republicans in Congress either never knew or have forgotten how to fight for Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and the General Welfare.

A successful restoration of America will not happen if the American people, that’s We the People, you and me, sit back and depend on our President and elected Representatives to get the job done.  If we sit back we’ll be sliding back into totalitarianism in short order, guaranteed.

Joel D. Hirst, over at his eponymous blog, frames the problem in terms of rights:

Rights are only protected through their use. Just as a muscle grows strong from labor; or a mind becomes sharp through study – so our rights are only strengthened as we exercise them. Freedom dies not in an epic explosion of violence, an assault against those who defend her, but instead with a shrug as the lazy stop caring and wander off. Free societies, we forget, are a luxury; made of free people unsupervised by a sovereign or a big brother, interacting with each other in our perfect spontaneous order which has led to great prosperity product of those liberties.

America only becomes America, and Americans Americans, by daily exercising our God given rights and duties.  To paraphrase the Gospel, “Take up your rights and duties daily and follow Me.”  We nearly fell completely into disaster; we still hover on the brink; precisely because we failed to do just exactly that.

Over the last three generations we have gradually allowed ourselves to become silent and paralyzed.  Speaking out became uncomfortable, standing up became not worth the effort.  By slow degrees we were boxed in not so much because the Left was so strong but because we were so weak.  We traded liberty for peace.

Look where it got us; look where it nearly got us.

Typically, we didn’t wake up until the crisis was upon us, but we did wake up, and we made changes.  We have begun.  But the changes we have made at the ballot box will not last unless we make changes to ourselves, to our ways of thinking; our willingness to exercise out liberties and to our ways of acting; our willingness to exercise our civic authority which is a duty seldom spoken of these days.

We need to re-learn what our forefathers knew and we have forgotten.

There is no better training in the exercise of civic authority than the five part course offered by the Center of Self Governance.  In addition to their five part course they have all kinds of interesting things going on.  I strongly suggest that you, yes, YOU! get signed up with them, pick an area of interest and start acting like a real American.

 

Baseball – eternal and triumphant

From Gerard Vanderleun’s American Digest:

“I got it!” “No, I got it!” “No, we got it!”

“The New York Yankees’ Nick Swisher climbed a wall to try and catch a ball in Game 1 of the 2009 World Series…” (via Photo Journal – WSJ )As long as we have Opening Day every Spring and the World Series every Autumn, I will continue to believe to the adamantine rock bottom of my soul that God blesses America and has an exceptional plan for this nation.

Look at the moment above captured in Game 1 of the 2009 World Series. It could be hung in the Norman Rockwell Museum and not be a tittle of a jot out of place. In every face (except Swisher’s) is an expression of pure joy as they all realize that on its way to them, at that very moment, is every baseball fan’s most cherished dream from childhood: The chance to catch a fly ball in a World Series game in the stands.

In another few instants only one fan will come up with it, but in this moment all have a chance at it and all are transported at the opportunity to transcend themselves and enter into something bigger, brighter, and finer than their lives would otherwise be.

And that’s the way it is in America. That’s why we see many footprints leading in and few coming out. For with all our quarrels, our disagreements, our struggles, and our incessant bickering, this remains a land where you can always get another turn at bat, where you can always, right up until six months after death, get another chance to swing for the bleachers. And where, even if you aren’t a player in “The Show,” you can buy a seat out on the right field line and wait there for the crack of the bat, the rise of the ball against the sky, and… it’s coming, it’s coming…. and whap, you got it. You’re in “The Show.”

And in that moment life, the universe, and everything else comes down to one great roar of joy from yourself and the rest of the crowd.

Baseball, from a hot grounder on Opening Day to the World Series and a high fly ball in an Autumn sky is the arc of the essential America. Nothing else like them ever was. “I got it!” “No, I got it!” “No, we got it!”

Damn, but it’s good to be an American!

Pretence of reasonableness

Chuckie the Clown Schumer was trying to pretend to be reasonable.  It was, of course, just for laughs.

Schumer said, “Let me make a proposal here to maybe break this problem that we have, okay? It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn’t President Trump, Democrats, and Republicans in the Senate, sit down, and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn’t get 60 votes, you shouldn’t change the rules, you should change the nominee. And let’s just take, give me one minute here, because this is important, let’s just look at the history, okay?”

Democrat flim-flam kit.

Seriously, Chuckie?  Naw.  He’s just trying to blow smoke up Republicans’ derrieres. By now we should all know that when the Democrats generously give Republicans good tactical advice they are completely out of steam and their only hope is to trick the good guys into making an error.  Sadly, Republicans all too often fall for it.  Elephants really do have excellent memories, not so the GOP.

The first thing Schumer says is, “It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin.”  Chuckie, old bean, old boy, if he doesn’t have the 60 vote margin why are you and your Donks fighting to prevent a vote?  If he didn’t have the votes you’d hold the vote, the GOP would fail and you’d win.

But no, you’re gonna try and fillibuster.  There’s only one reason you’d do that: you know damned good and well that if the vote were held you would lose.  And your plan to stack the court with Lefties would be set back a few years.  But you don’t want to wait because right up to dinner time on November 8, 2016 you thought you had finally sunk your collectivist teeth into the chalupa of national power, only to have that Trump fella run off with *your* chalupa.

To quote the previous occupier of the White House, “Elections have consequences.”  Remember that?  You lie, Chuckie.  The Republicans have the votes.  Sucks to be a Democrat these days.  Sucks to be you.

Oh, but wait, Chuckie the Clown has a bright idea! “… why doesn’t President Trump, Democrats, and Republicans in the Senate, sit down, and try to come up with a mainstream nominee?”  Translated that reads, “Why don’t you let us help you pick a nice radical leftist nominee who can continue to frog march America into a Socialist totalitarian police state by judicial fiat?”

What a clever little Clown you are, Chuckie!

Above all, Chuckie says, “… when a nominee doesn’t get 60 votes, you shouldn’t change the rules, you should change the nominee.”  Don’t change the rules because that is exactly what we did, and boy are we sorry about it now.  And sure, as soon as we get back in power we’ll change the rules any way we like just like we always do.  But you, honest, upstanding, patriotic Republicans shouldn’t change the rules.  Oh, no, no, no!  That would be wrong!

(So please, God, even though I don’t believe in You, let the Party of Stupid not change the rules.)  So much for Chuckie the Clown’s prayer.

But your humble correspondent doesn’t think the GOP will quit on Gorsuch.  My money says Trump won’t let them.  The Gorsuch nomination is a point of honor for the President, keeping one of the key pledges he made that won him the election.  This is not a loser for Trump, and Trump likes to win.

It would help if ordinary citizens like you and me were to burn up the wires to DC and stiffen some of those GOP spines.  No use talking to our un-representatives, sad to say.  But it wouldn’t hurt to let them know that we know their ascendancy is at an end.

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!

For verily Lewis Carroll hath said true:

  The Leftywock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

That it did when spotting the March 15 post on this blog (should have known, beware the Ides of March!) which began:

Over the weekend Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tweeted: “[Geert] Wilders understands that culture and demographics are our destiny. We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.”  This self evident fact has been causing Leftist heads to explode all over the place.

Like moths to flame, like bears to honey, like flies to **** they came whiffling with indignation and burbling with righteous rage!  The whiffled their burbling emails right to St. Bede’s Catholic Church, which had so graciously hosted us and will do so again on April 5th.  What do I mean?  Whatever am I talking about?  Behold!

Hi. Just a note to say that, as a follower of Christ, I am very disturbed to know that your church is allowing a group like “Republican Club of the Foothills” to meet at church. A group that specifically laments “other people’s children” (immigrants) being in our country should not be meeting in a church where believers embrace the truth that we are ALL simply GOD’s children. Please reconsider allowing this hate group to meet here.

and,

Hi. Just a note to say that, as a follower of Christ, I am very disturbed to know that your church is allowing a group like “Republican Club of the Foothills” to meet at church. A group that specifically laments “other people’s children” (immigrants) being in our country should not be meeting in a church where believers embrace the truth that we are ALL simply GOD’s children. Please reconsider allowing this hate group to meet here.

and,

I’ve learned that your church hosts The Republican Club of the Foothills.
In this post on their website:http:// associationforaresponsiblefutu re.org/?p=659
They demonstrate a racist and anti-immigrant viewpoint which has no place in a house of worship, let alone any house. It’s a shame that you are aiding a group with reprehensible ideas and kindly request you reconsider this aid

Six of these emails appeared in rapid succession.  To the best of my knowledge none of these “deeply concerned” people are parishoners at St. Bede’s.  But all have essentially the same message.  Boiled down to its essence the message is this:

St. Bede’s Church, you are bad for hosting these bad people.  We want them to shut up and we are going to call you names too if you don’t help us shut them up.”  Or more succinctly, “Shut up!”  To this point St. Bede’s has stood firm and supported the Club’s right to free speech, especially given that we exercise our right to free speech responsibly.

So what’s next?  If these enemies of freedom continue true to form, Vox Day has summarized their game plan as follows:

  1. Locate or create a violation of the narrative (done!)
  2. Point and shriek (that’s where we are now)
  3. Isolate and swarm (if St. Bedes’s doesn’t comply this is next) (there’s more, read it all.)

So be aware that the Republican Club is under attack by the Left.  Typically it is at this point that most nice conservatives begin to feel uncomfortable and fold, ceding the Pinkos and their agitprop nutjobs another victory.  St. Bede’s is going to come under a lot of pressure, and they will need a lot of support.  So support them as long as they are supporting us.

In the same reference Day also outlines the correct approach to defeating these attacks:

  1. Recognize that an attack is happening (ahem, I AM bringing it to your attention), remain calm (no need to panic, we can win this) and Realize that nobody but us cares that this is happening.
  2. Don’t try to reason with them.  They are in a religious frenzy and are immune to reason.
  3. Do not apologize.  Nothing was said or done that merits an apology, an apology only admits we did something wrong and they will turn it against us.
  4. Accept your fate.  We might very well be asked to leave by St. Bede’s, get used to the idea and don’t take it personally.  We will continue at another venue if necessary.
  5. Document their every word and action.  What they say and do will serve as ammunition against them.
  6. Do not resign.  In this case that means don’t voluntarily slink away, tail between legs.  If St. Bede’s wants us out, let them throw us out.
  7. Make the rubble bounce.  Find out who these anti American moonbats are and go after them.  When I was in the Navy and the ship came under fire from shore the response was Rapid Continuous Fire!  RCF, remind you of anything?  RCF the hell out of them.  Who do these idiots think they’re tangling with?

Read Fight Fire With Fire by David Horowitz

Alinsky’s Rules cut both ways.  Do they want war (yes they do!)?  We have the tactics, we have the ammunition, we have the determination and we have something precious to defend.  Our liberty and our descendants’ liberty.

That makes me happy.  Callooh! Callay!

Facepalm speaks again!

Dianne ‘Facepalm’ Feinstein has again deigned to address the Basked of Deplorables (TM) and the Deperately Demented Democrat voters.  That makes twice in two weeks!  What could it portend, faithful readers?  What does it all mean?

This time she was again on about her opposition to everything not out in left field.

  • She’s against the Neil Gorsuch nomination.  Check.  We thought he was a good one, thanks for confirming it, Di.
  • She’s against the repeal of Obamacare.  Check.  We already knew it was bad, but thanks anyhow.
  • She’s against the GOP Ryancare bill.  Check.  Its bad, but not as bad as Obamacare.  OK, got that.
  • She’s against the nomination of David Friedman as Ambassador to Israel.  Check.  He must be OK, then.
  • She’s for the humane treatment of Immigrant families.  Hey!  We are too.  We just prefer to be humane to them before they immigrate crash our borders, mostly by not letting the US government blight their lives.
  • Finally, she wants an investigation into the Russian fiddling in the 2016 US election.  Check.  Let’s see what Hillary was really up to, inquiring minds want to know.

So again, why is she telling us all this, especially since before this month we hadn’t heard from her (mercifully) since the last time she ran for re-election?  I’ll repeat what I said earlier this month,

Because the Left just recently discovered that they don’t own the hearts and minds of most Americans.  Because they just got their backsides handed to them at all levels in most of the nation.  Because they feel the ability to successfully carry out a Socialist revolution slipping out of their grasp.  Because it has been becoming clearer and clearer to more and more ordinary Americans that the Left’s agenda is a recipe for miserable failure.

lBecause Donald Trump pulled their cover, and now they must destroy him.  Because Donald Trump also showed that Conservatism, despite the feeble and spasmodic efforts of the would-be Conservative leadership, is far from a spent force in this country, and they are determined to destroy it.  Because they are afraid that if we win we will do to them what they plan to do to us, and they must prevent that.

So they’re pulling out all the stops, calling up even old, spavined war horses like Facepalm Feinstein to stave off defeat.

Meanwhile, a Berkeley poll shows that California voters want Democrats to work with Trump.  That ‘D’ after Facepalm’s name really stands for ‘Desperate.’

And that is a good thing.

The washing of the American mind

Over at PJ Media Richard Fernandez has an excellent and frightening article on the brain washing of America.  Socialism has deeply infiltrated all our institutions.  We all know it even if we don’t quite understand where it came from or how it was done.

Fernandez presents a convincing argument that the frenzied ranks of Social Justice Warriors our educational system is unleashing on an unsuspecting nation are not substantially different than Mao’s Red Guard in China.  People who were in China during that time vouch for the verisimilitude of the below clip, save nobody in those crowds were speaking English and anybody challenging the proceedings would have been beaten to a pulp.  That was China’s crazy time.  All the outside world knew is that thousands of bodies were floating down the Pearl River into Hong Kong harbor.

The Chinese Cultural Revolution is now forgotten history.  Yet important thing about the “Red Guard” movement was how artificial it was.  It was astroturf all the way. Behind the youthful Chinese faces was the aged figure of Mao Tse Tung and his political cabal. Like some malevolent spirit he projected his voice through a million gullible dummies carefully nurtured on propaganda and paranoia.

It was political theater, with designated villains and appointed symbolic heroes; with scripted dances and talking points. The Cultural Revolution was tremendously destructive, so corrosive that in the end, having lived out its usefulness, the puppet rebels were eventually liquidated by the puppetmasters.

The Red Guard movement began in the schools, let it be noted.  It is from our schools that the Left hopes to populate the upper reaches of the national leadership.  None of the political correct tripe with which our sons and daughters are being indoctrinated is ultimately intended for anything other than the destruction of America as it was constituted nearly 250 years ago.

The election of Donald Trump, whatever his failings, is a reprieve, a brief reprieve, from the descent into madness.  Use this time well, fellow citizens, there isn’t much of it.

Upcoming Republican Club meeting

Reminder: the next Republican Club dinner talk will be on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Featuring Stephen Frank Speaking on “The State of Politics in California Facing 2018”

Where: John XXIII Room, Parish Center, St. Bede’s Catholic Church, 215 Foothill Blvd, La Canada, 91011 (parking entrance on Crown)
Catered by: Elser of Ali Catering, Chinese food. Last month was a total SNAFU. We of the new Club administration beat our collective breasts and humbly apologize to everybody, especially those who didn’t eat much or didn’t eat at all. We’ve learned and we will have enough for everybody going forward.
Cost: $20 / person for members; $25 / person non-members; Students $5
RSVP: rcfoothills@gmail.com or 818-248-4600
PLEASE RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, APRIL THE 3RD

Since this is primarily an administrative post I’ll just mention a couple of other things. Please note that April’s meeting is going to be on Wednesday next month. St. Bedes’s is having an event and the parking lots will be full to overflowing on Tuesday the 4th. It is sadly inevitable that 10% never get the word; don’t be among that 10%. Reminders will be sent out beforehand.

Also please note our new mailing address:

Republican Club of the Foothills
PO Box 8064
La Crescenta, CA 91224
Finally, several Club members, some of whom were on the Board, have moved out of the area or been overwhelmed by life circumstances. Consequently we are in need of 1. Treasurer; 2. Secretary; Program Chairman. We would also like someone to develop a publicity or marketing program. Volunteers can contact the Club via the RSVP contact info: by email at rcfoothills@gmail.com or by leaving a message at 818-248-4600.