The Week ^Posted on 9/29/2014, 5:49:58 AM by wetphoenixLeroy Williamson, 93, has seen relations between the United States and Russia during good times and bad, and has some advice for the countries: “We have to get along,” he told ABC News.
“We don’t need a patriotic war or a World War III.”The Texan was in Russia this week to share his appreciation for the Soviet soldiers who liberated his Nazi prisoner-of-war camp on May 1, 1945. He met with a Russian general for lunch, visited with veterans, and placed a wreath at Moscow’s memorial to the Great Patriotic War, as World War II is known in the country.
He had planned on meeting with a surviving member of the infantry division that liberated his camp, but the man fell ill; instead, Williamson presented a Purple Heart to a soldier who fought alongside U.S. troops during the war. “It’s been wonderful,” Williamson said. “I am so pleased with the attitude of the people here.”
The KAL Moment of the New Cold War… “For those old enough to remember-and my memories are extremely vivid-in the aftermath of the KAL atrocity the Soviets denied, denied, denied. Then Jeanne Kirkpatrick made a presentation at the UN Security Council that played intercepted communications between the Soviet pilots that shot down the plane and Soviet air defense commanders that made it clear beyond all possible doubt that the Soviets had shot down the plane.”
For those old enough to remember-and my memories are extremely vivid-in the aftermath of the KAL atrocity the Soviets denied, denied, denied. Then Jeanne Kirkpatrick made a presentation at the UN Security Council that played intercepted communications between the Soviet pilots that shot down the plane and Soviet air defense commanders that made it clear beyond all possible doubt that the Soviets had shot down the plane….
America’s Useful Idiots
By Steve McCannMany years ago, a phrase was coined by the leaders of the Soviet Union to describe those in the West who naively promoted the cause of Russian Communism when in reality they were held in contempt and were being cynically used by the Soviet hierarchy.
The term “useful idiot” more than ever applies to a vast swath of citizens in the United States who have been cynically used by the hardcore left for a cause they are unwilling to understand. Among the mysteries confronting those of us who have immigrated to the United States from countries that have experienced the devastating outcome of socialist/Marxist ideology is why seemingly successful and educated people could be so easily swayed to support those whose end-game is to transform the country into a socialist “utopia” and to control the day-to-day lives of all Americans.
Among these “useful idiots” are a seeming majority of the Jewish population as well as many in business, and nearly all in entertainment and the media.The answer appears to be that despite the hardcore left accounting for less than 20% of the population, their influence extends far beyond thanks to the apparent inability of their peripheral supporters to use any modicum of reasoning — as the left in the United States has been able to identify and manipulate those susceptible to emotional arguments.
Traditionally, the age-old Marxist strategy of fomenting class warfare and demonizing capitalism has been an effective tactic with those in the lower-income and education strata, who can be easily swayed to blame others for their perceived misfortune. However, in a nation, such as the United States, which has experienced great peace and prosperity for nearly seven decades and whose population is overwhelmingly middle-class, this argument alone cannot sway a sufficient number to support the ascension of those dedicated to socialist/Marxist ideology.
Servando Gonzalez — The End of The Bully Nation?….. “Actually, what children are doing in American schools is learning from their role models in fiction and real life, to survive in a country of bullies by becoming bullies themselves. No wonder football, which is basically a game of bullying, is America’s preferred sport that some fanatics see it as a form of religion”
May 27, 2014
[Servando Gonzales is the author of Psychological Warfare and the New World Order: The Secret War Against the American People and I Dare Call It treason: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Betrayal of the America.]
Just recently, the city of Carson, California, introduced an ordinance that would impose criminal penalties for anyone convicted of bullying school children and young adults. The ordinance would make it a misdemeanor to cause any Carson residents from kindergarten through age 25 to “feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed or molested” without necessarily requiring a threat of physical harm.
April 26, 2014
So wrote Peter Baker in Sunday’s New York Times. Yet if history is any guide, this “pariah policy,” even if adopted, will not long endure.
What Would Reagan Do?….. “Ronald Reagan never wanted to be a war president, and there were no wars on Reagan’s watch. None. The Gipper was no neocon.”
What Would Reagan Do?
Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014 12:31:58 PM by Kaslin