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Do we have the time, or is this the beginning of the end of life in America as we have known it? This is where you will find a range of Editorial postings and comments by a select group of writers, many of who have had long term relations with Kettle Moraine Publications – and EACH of whom provide us with THEIR Perspectives as this Nation ignores the warnings as we live in the end of days – for most Americans’ are Too Blind to See!
“The idea of imposing universal peace on the world by force is a barbarian fantasy.” ~ Garet Garrett
After the death of Taft and as the Eisenhower foreign policy began to take on the frozen Dullesian lineaments of permanent mass armament and the threat of “massive nuclear retaliation” throughout the globe, I began to notice isolationist sentiment starting to fade away, even among old libertarian and isolationist compatriots who should have known better. Old friends who used to scoff at the “Russian threat” and had declared The Enemy to be Washington, DC now began to mutter about the “international Communist conspiracy.” I noticed that young libertarians coming into the ranks were increasingly infected with the Cold War mentality and had never even heard of the isolationist alternative. Young libertarians wondered how it was that I upheld a “Communist foreign policy.”
In this emerging atmosphere, novelist Louis Bromfield’s nonfiction work of 1954, A New Pattern for a Tired World, a hard-hitting tract on behalf of free-market capitalism and a peaceful foreign policy, began to seem anachronistic and had almost no impact on the right wing of the day. (Continue to full story…)
“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught.” ~ Hunter S. Thompson
The burden of proof has been reversed.
No longer are we presumed innocent. Now we’re presumed guilty unless we can prove our innocence beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law. Rarely, are we even given the opportunity to do so.
Although the Constitution requires the government to provide solid proof of criminal activity before it can deprive a citizen of life or liberty, the government has turned that fundamental assurance of due process on its head.
Each and every one of us is now seen as a potential suspect, terrorist and lawbreaker in the eyes of the government. Continue reading →
Is there any truth in the idea that a Fourth Nazi Reich is on the rise? The answer is “Only if you can read and understand history.”
It’s high time we considered the unthinkable. What with so much unimaginable stuff confronting us all. Did you get the social media meme the other day about Russia buried under more sanctions than Iran, Venezuela, Myanmar, and Cuba combined? Look again. Reconsider. I know, I know, many of you are wondering too, how is that even possible? Well… Continue reading →
This is the worse I have seen things in America in my 65 years, and unless the American people soon take things in their own hands and put an end to this administration’s folly, they’ll see America as they have known it all their life come to an end. I’m not suggesting all out rebellion, at least not yet; but some good ol’ fashioned civil disobedience is in order.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if some oil executive and a group of shareholders moved to extract oil offshore against Biden’s current ban and in violation of “federal law”? What if they told Biden, we’re going to do this because we need to make a living and this is our area of expertise? Just exactly what would Biden do, what could he do? Send out the Navy to stop them? Continue reading →
John R. Stockwell (born 1937) is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving seven tours of duty over thirteen years. Having managed American involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies.
The following lecture was given by Stockwell in 1883.
The West and the Soviet Union both used propaganda extensively during the Cold War. Both sides used film, television, and radio programming to influence their own citizens, each other, and Third World nations. Through a front organization called the Bedford Publishing Company, the CIA through a covert department called the Office of Policy Coordination disseminated over 1 million books to Soviet readers over the span of 15 years, including novels by George Orwell, Albert Camus, Vladimir Nabakov, James Joyce, and Pasternak in an attempt to promote anti-communist sentiment and sympathy of Western values. George Orwell’s contemporaneous novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four portray the use of propaganda in fictional dystopian societies. During the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro stressed the importance of propaganda. Propaganda was used extensively by Communist forces in the Vietnam War as means of controlling people’s opinions. Continue reading →
Each year, the world’s elite hop into their private jets and descend upon Davos, Switzerland, the location of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual Davos Forum. Here, the self-proclaimed ruling class spend the week discussing their visions of the future and how to impose their ambitions on the rest of the world.(1)
As explained by Fox News anchor Jesse Watters, participants are divided into clear classes even there. Not only must you receive a personal invitation to attend, but once you’re there, your name badge will clearly illustrate which “elite class” or “subclass” you belong to. Continue reading →
Through the mists of memory comes this observation from the now-retired Washington Post columnist Robert J. Samuelson: “When one side deliberately distorts and misstates the arguments of the other, the intent is not to debate, but to destroy.”
Samuelson’s mid-1990s assertion came to mind following the recent announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is establishing a “Disinformation Governing Board,” or DGB.
The Great Reset is a massive plan to completely reorganize the entire structure of the planet – economically, socially, environmentally, and politically. Nothing will be untouched by the plan. Global Governance is the goal.
Here is a small taste of the background leading up to the Great Reset. The first step was to create a diabolical plan for control that would get us all to fall in line – preferably voluntarily… Continue reading →
An aspiring ob-gyn’s views on abortion might determine what training she seeks out, which specialities she pursues, and where she chooses to live. In a post-Roe world, that self-sorting process would grow even more intense.
For a long time, Cara Buskmiller has known two things about herself: she wants to deliver babies, and she is called by her faith to a lifetime of virginity. Growing up in nineteen-nineties Dallas with six younger siblings, Buskmiller knew a little about pregnancy and birth, and was interested in medicine. But she truly decided on obstetrics in the seventh grade, after touring an ob-gyn’s office with her Girl Scout troop. She saw posters promoting contraception on every wall – something her parents, devout Catholics, had taught her was wrong – and she thought, Oh, my gosh, I have to become an OB to combat this! Continue reading →
Today’s globalist political and religious establishment has been pushing what it’s devotees call “the Great Reset” for some time now. This is supposed to “reset” our culture, history, and heritage in a whole new light and enable us to do away with all those old, outmoded concepts that most of us live by daily. It is all supposed to be “new and innovative” and we are all supposed to rush forward and eagerly embrace it. Actually, there is nothing “new” about it. It is as old as the French Revolution, and, quite probably, can be traced all the way back to Genesis 3, verses 1-5, in Holy Scripture. Continue reading →
The man who raped and murdered Deana Bowdoin was put to death by the state of Arizona on May 11 at 10:30 a.m. This was 44 years, four months and four days after the homicide in question — or about 44 years too long by my reckoning.
Even so, this column has little to do with Deana’s killer. This piece is about a 21-year-old girl subtracted from the world decades too soon, a young woman for whom there were no candlelight vigils this week, no protesters, no legal motions long enough to deforest the state. Continue reading →
“Mass shootings have become routine in the United States and speak to a society that relies on violence to feed the coffers of the merchants of death. Given the profits made by arms manufacturers, the defense industry, gun dealers and the lobbyists who represent them in Congress, it comes as no surprise that the culture of violence cannot be abstracted from either the culture of business or the corruption of politics.” ~ Professor Henry A. Giroux
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
Beware of those who want to monitor, muzzle, catalogue and censor speech.
Especially be on your guard when the reasons given for limiting your freedoms end up expanding the government’s powers.
In the wake of a mass shooting in Buffalo, NY, carried out by an 18-year-old gunman in military gear allegedly motivated by fears that the white race is in danger of being replaced, there have been renewed calls for social media monitoring, censorship of flagged content that could be construed as dangerous or hateful, and limitations on free speech activities, particularly online. Continue reading →
Randi Weingarten warns Parental Rights Bills could have severe consequences
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten said on a recent podcast that GOP-backed parental rights legislation could have alarming results and even suggested that such laws are how “wars start.”
During an appearance on a podcast with radio host Rick Smith earlier this month, Weingarten criticized parental rights bills like the one recently signed into law in Florida.
“This notion – we’ve been very lucky in America, and we in some ways live in a bubble for a long time.”This is propaganda. This is misinformation. This is the way in which wars start. This is the way in which hatred starts.” Continue reading →
Another sleepless night in a continuum of sleepless nights awash with absurd dreams – It’s early morning. There’s no stopping the torrent of thoughts careening through my mind, so I don’t even try. It’s all a perplexing tangle of knowledge and fear. The enigmatic reports of my overall health and the myriad things left to chance create a vexing presurgery dilemma.
One incessant, persistent thought – You don’t know The Shape I’m In.
You may quantify my physical well-being. You may estimate my overall health on some scale. You might even judge me as physically unfit. What about the other part of me? What about my mind?
I keep returning to Hippocrates’ assertion that the person and the illness are inextricably joined. He understood that health is holistic – meaning that where the mind goes, the body follows. Recent research proves that mindset has a powerful impact on our health. So says a 2021 study by Stanford University.
Funny, the shape I’m in is coincident with our society and republic. It’s all part and parcel of my uneasiness; as Hippocrates extols the link between patient and illness, I am linked to America – by choice. Continue reading →
Randy Weaver, patriarch of a family that was involved in an 11-day Idaho standoff with federal agents 30 years ago that left three people dead and inspired the modern anti-government militia movement, has died at the age of 74.
His death on Wednesday was announced on in a Facebook post by daughter Sara Weaver, who lives near Kalispell, Montana and wrote ‘Love you always Dad’ on a post sharing a photo of him, along with the dates January 3, 1948, and May 11, 2022.
Rest in Peace my Brother. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor
* Randy Weaver died on Wednesday aged 74, his daughter revealed in a statement
* He was the central figure of the 11-day Ruby Ridge siege in August 1992
* Federal agents were attempting to arrest him on bench warrant for missing court
* Weaver’s wife Vicki, 14-year-old son Samuel and a federal agent were killed
* He was later acquitted of all charges except the original failure to appear
* Weaver and his family won a $3.1 million civil settlement from the government
* He became a hero to white supremacist groups and anti-government militias
* Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh cited Ruby Ridge as his motive (Continue…)