Red Century story makes me see red

Remember the series of wistful articles the New York Times ran in 2008 to mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Hitler's Thousand Year Reich? Me neither -- because, of course, it never happened. But that's not as crazy as it sounds considering the Times is running a series of stories under the … Continue reading Red Century story makes me see red

How Weak is ANTIFA’s ideology if They Can’t Out Argue Nazis?

Today are being greeted by a full quote press by the MSM not only suggesting that critiquing ANTIFA thugs for committing violence is "support" for modern Nazis but obscenely we're actually seeing people who should know better equating World War 2 vets like my father who served in the Pacific, my Father-in-law who served in … Continue reading How Weak is ANTIFA’s ideology if They Can’t Out Argue Nazis?

PR parade sponsors refuse to honor unrepentant terrorist

New York's Puerto Rican Day parade continues to lose sponsors after NY City Council Speaker Melissa Viverito named unrepentant terrorist Oscar López Rivera a “National Freedom Hero” who will be honored at the June 11th parade. First Goya Foods, the parade's largest sponsor throughout its 60-year history, pulled its $200,000. The NYPD Hispanic Society and … Continue reading PR parade sponsors refuse to honor unrepentant terrorist

One thing Missing from this Excellent Prager Video on Communism vs Nazism…

...is an important fact concerning the 2nd world war. If you watch this video he mentions that the left considered the 2nd world war the "last good war" but he fails to mention that once Hitler made his pact with the Soviets suddenly the Seegers, Chaplains of the left became completely anti war...until of course … Continue reading One thing Missing from this Excellent Prager Video on Communism vs Nazism…

World War I: Nineteen months that dramatically changed America

By John Ruberry This week marks the centennial of the United States' entry into World War I, then known as the Great War. Much of Europe had been engaged in widespread slaughter since 1914 when Congress, at the request of President Woodrow Wilson, voted to declare war on Germany on April 6, 1917. After the … Continue reading World War I: Nineteen months that dramatically changed America

Review: Peaky Blinders so far

By John Ruberry Most of the main characters in Hell on Wheels, my last Netflix binge-watching adventure, were shaped, and scarred, by the American Civil War. In this BBC 2 television show, Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham, England beginning in 1919, World War I casts its shadow over the lead characters. Three seasons have been … Continue reading Review: Peaky Blinders so far

Trump just got into China’s head

By John Ruberry Building upon Peter Ingemi's RH's spectacular Trump's China Call is a Deliberate Overreach from yesterday, it's my turn to add my two yuan into the discusssion. The media loves to dismiss Donald Trump as a showman--as if there was no showmanship with Barack Obama--but those under 45 first encountered our next president as … Continue reading Trump just got into China’s head

The Hell Below

by baldilocks Below Florida, that is. Michael Totten documents his visit to Castro’s Cuba: I had to lie to get into the country. Customs and immigration officials at Havana’s tiny, dreary José Martí International Airport would have evicted me had they known I was a journalist. But not even a total-surveillance police state can keep … Continue reading The Hell Below

Hey Walmart / Amazon / eBay (& CNN) what about this stuff

All over TV today we saw Walmart declaring they were pulling the confederate flag because it was a symbol of hate, slavery and many were offended by it. eBay, Sears, and Amazon quickly followed suit in pulling items with the rebel battle flag. Now while no honest person will deny what the Reb flag meant … Continue reading Hey Walmart / Amazon / eBay (& CNN) what about this stuff

Communism: When the only way out is death

Two headlines at Real Clear World today: Desperate Chinese Turn to Mass Suicide - Robert Hunwick, Global Post Why Cubans Are Still Fleeing to America - The Economist The common thread between the two stories is that both countries live under stifling Communist systems. Communism crushes the individual and the human spirit; indeed, it could … Continue reading Communism: When the only way out is death

Cuba, the “Not Ready For Prime Time Civil Society” country

Evan Sayet points out that The Modern Liberal will invariably side with evil over good, wrong over right, and the behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Sayet has summarized in 25 words why Liberals love the Cuban Communist dictatorship. The latest manifestation of that love has been to invite Raul … Continue reading Cuba, the “Not Ready For Prime Time Civil Society” country

Cuba: Whose “outdated Cold War perspective”?

The opinions of those of us who strongly oppose easing up restrictions on Cuba are dismissed as "an outdated Cold War perspective" (the link I use here is typical but not alone). The implication is that the Cuban Communist regime has evolved, and we have not. Let's take a brief glance at four points of … Continue reading Cuba: Whose “outdated Cold War perspective”?

America–and Obama needs a Kurt Wismach moment

By John Ruberry When President Obama give a public speech before a large crowd, his operatives pack the house with loyalists and sycophants. Such was the case in Kansas City with an Obama address last week that was in all effects a political rally, as are most of the president's speeches. But one woman who didn't fit … Continue reading America–and Obama needs a Kurt Wismach moment

Communism at work: Give up your car

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Communism is all about control. Nothing the individual does can be allowed;  everything is done for the purpose of consolidating power around the ruling elite and no one else. Of course, things like guns and automobiles are anathema to the Communist. Both grant the individual a degree of independence and self-reliance … Continue reading Communism at work: Give up your car

Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics

By John Ruberry The effects of Russia's annexation of the Crimea are being felt in the Baltic States--Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. The three states were part of Czarist Russia, but they won their independence from the Bolsheviks after World War I. It was not to last--the tiny nations were seized by the Soviet Union in … Continue reading Ripples of the Ukraine crisis in the Baltics