The big difference between being “educated” and being smart.
“I’m Schmäht! I’m Schmäht! Johnny Ola told me so.” ~ Lawrence Bacow, President, Harvard
On August 28, 2019, New Delhi Television (NDTV) reported on a story that had been previously published by the Washington Post, Harvard Freshman Deported From Airport Over Friends’ Social Media Posts.
This article began with the following statement:
Ismail Ajjawi touched down at Boston Logan International Airport on Friday night, prepared to begin his freshman year at Harvard University. The 17-year-old Palestinian student never left the airport… Continue reading
Allow me to say a few things that some of you may find shocking, offensive, or even incomprehensible. On the other hand, I suspect many or most of you may agree – but either haven’t crystallized your thoughts, or are hesitant to express them. I wonder if it will be safe to say them in another five years… Continue reading
If my memory serves me correctly, I believe it was sometime back in February when Darth Cheeto, (Donald Trump), was caught on camera making the statement that he believed we should grab the guns first and then give people due process later. Trump made those comments following another mass shooting while he was lending his support to the idea that the federal government should get involved in passing some kind of national Red Flag legislation which would give government the authority to confiscate a person’s weapons BEFORE they had actually committed a crime with them. Continue reading
“What the Israelites saw, from high on the ridge, was an intimidating giant. In reality, the very thing that gave the giant his size was also the source of his greatest weakness. There is an important lesson in that for battles with all kinds of giants. The powerful and the strong are not always what they seem.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Yes, as the biblical story is told, David dispatched Goliath the giant with just a slingshot, a stone and a staff. In reality, the event is an anomaly. In the art of war, any general will tell you that only an overwhelming force will vanquish an inferior force. Guerilla warfare, hit-and-run tactics and adequate supply lines can play a part in the outcome but in the end the army with the most money, the most powerful weapons, the best-trained soldiers, well-tested leadership and the best strategy will secure a victory. That is exactly how America and its allies won World War 2. Continue reading
Just like the FBI covered up the crimes of Clinton and Comey, it also covered up the truth about 9/11 and the controlled demolition of WTC 7.
Our nation recently acknowledged the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC) towers, with millions reiterating the infamous “never again!” trope that was popularized during the Bush administration. But what still isn’t being acknowledged by presumably most Americans is the fact that the FBI has yet to come clean about its cover-up of the real truth surrounding 9/11, including the controlled demolition of WTC 7, also known as “Building Seven.” Continue reading
The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution on Thursday that delays a fight over Pres. Trump’s continued requests for funding of additional border fencing. Federal spending was set to run out on September 30, but the CR passed by the House extends existing funding levels until Nov. 21.
The Senate is expected to pass the House-passed CR next week. Continue reading
‘Never Mind, Hit Her!’
USS Liberty (AGTR-5) receives assistance from units of the Sixth Fleet, after she was attacked and seriously damaged by Israeli forces off the Sinai Peninsula on 8 June 1967. Credit: Official U.S. Navy Photograph
‘The Americans have findings that show Israeli pilots were aware the ship was American,’
Amid the jubilee celebrations for the Six-Day War, the tragic story of the American spy ship USS Liberty – which was bombed by an Israeli fighter jet and torpedo boats on June 8, 1967 in the eastern Mediterranean – was somewhat overlooked. Thirty-four American sailors were killed in the Israeli attack and many others were wounded.
Israel apologized and paid compensation to the victims’ families. Israeli and American commissions of inquiry found that the attack was a mistake. But naturally, as often happens in such events, to this day there are some who believe Israel attacked the ship with malicious intent. Continue reading
Webster’s 1828 dictionary defines sin: “To depart voluntarily from the path of DUTY prescribed by God to man; to violate the divine law in any particular, by actual transgression or by the neglect or non-observance of its injunctions; to violate any known rule of DUTY.”
Did you know that it was possible to passively sin? Most of us have been taught through our religious upbringing that sins are something that we actually commit. When we lie, or steal, or engage in sex outside of the bounds of marriage we have an understanding that we have engaged in, committed, a sin by our actions. Continue reading
Today, it’s a cutting-edge lab. In the 1950s and 1960s, it was the center of the U.S. government’s darkest experiments.
Building 470 on the campus of Fort Detrick in Frederick, Md. | AP Photo/Timothy Jacobsen
In 1954, a prison doctor in Kentucky isolated seven black inmates and fed them “double, triple and quadruple” doses of LSD for 77 days straight. No one knows what became of the victims. They may have died without knowing they were part of the CIA’s highly secretive program to develop ways to control minds—a program based out of a little-known Army base with a dark past, Fort Detrick… Continue reading
The controversial cultural critic rightly praises capitalism for its subversion of the status quo and its ability to make us fat.
The defunct restaurant and hotel chain Howard Johnson was famous for offering 28 flavors of ice cream during a time of relative austerity. Facebook offers more choices to describe sexuality, a sign of the bounty of capitalism. (Wikimedia)
What explains the rise in warm feelings toward “socialism,” especially among younger Americans? Several things, including a basic misunderstanding of what socialism means, the memory of the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession, and a near-total lack of appreciation for how rapidly the material conditions of American life have improved. Given Karl Marx’s emphasis on historical understanding as a vital pre-condition to political change, that last part is deeply ironic. Continue reading
“Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.” ~ Justice William O. Douglas, dissenting, Colten v. Kentucky, 407 U.S. 104 (1972)
Forget everything you’ve ever been taught about free speech in America.
It’s all a lie.
There can be no free speech for the citizenry when the government speaks in a language of force.
What is this language of force?
Militarized police. Riot squads. Camouflage gear. Black uniforms. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Surveillance cameras. Kevlar vests. Drones. Lethal weapons. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Stun grenades. Arrests of journalists. Crowd control tactics. Intimidation tactics. Brutality.
This is not the language of freedom.
George Orwell’s 1984 is a classic book depicting a populace ruled by a political regime that persecutes individualism and independent critical thinking as “thoughtcrimes” that must be enforced by the “thought police.” This party seeks power above all, and, through the propagandist Ministry of Truth, presents the people with their version of truth and casts away all other information and opinion. Sound familiar?
This is exactly what’s happening today right in front of our eyes. Continue reading
Does It Make Any Difference? Same Game – Same Players!
In my previous article in this series I asked if the Council on Foreign Relations really “owned” the mainstream media in this country. Given that the media so often parrots the CFR line on one world government I thought it was a fair question.
I got a response this morning from one of my faithful readers, who is also a good friend, and he posited the possibility that it is really the Federal Reserve that “owns” the mainstream media. Now I have no use for the Federal Reserve, which is really privately owned and not “federal” at all except in name. And that’s only to fool the public. Continue reading