Post Tagged with: "history"

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Useful Idiots and the Theater of the Absurd

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a person who would easily qualify as one of Lenin’s useful idiots. Here is a man who grabbed the brass ring. Not by government intervention. Not by being one of the bigtime crony capitalists who rig the system that chooses winners and losers. No, he had achieved success and fortune through his own ingenuity and hard work.

Read more ›
American Lives Matter 1776

American Lives Matter 1776

Lately, much attention has been given to shameful events including criminals, police, arrest, murder, vandalism, rioting, and protests that have plagued the streets of America. These events, of course, are not isolated to just our modern times. During the time leading up to the Revolutionary War, there was a tumultuous stirring in the 1700’s, a movement which one might label, “American Lives Matter.” This righteous movement occurred after a long train of abuses against all American citizens of every color and nationality. From the Boston Massacre of 1770, the bombing of Boston and burning of Charlestown in 1774, or in the attacks on Williamsburg, Concord, or Lexington in 1775, Americans were attacked with lethal force! Beyond warfare here is a short list of bigoted and hateful things those Americans were forced to endure: The innocent were killed and oppressed Americans were being forced at gun point to share their homes […]

Read more ›
Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Real Lessons from Black History

In looking at the great civil rights struggle in America, we cannot forget that this was a Christian movement led by a Christian pastor. And this is how we must continue this movement in the future, united in faith. Any other approach, I believe, leads to despair rather than hope.

Read more ›
Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

Vietnam Vet’s Unit Wiped Out in Mekong Delta

On Saturday, October 8, Rapid City architect Richard J. McConnell will visually speak about his Vietnam War experiences as a riverine lieutenant in the Mekong Delta with the US Army’s 9th Infantry Division and 86th Engineer Battalion.

Read more ›
Political Decoys, Body Doubles: Nothing New

Political Decoys, Body Doubles: Nothing New

The practice of decoying is essentially no different than the professional entertainer look alike, who mimics famous entertainers whom they resemble. The only difference is that the “lookalike” presents an acknowledged artifice. The decoy must conceal his or her imposture from the “audience.”

Read more ›
Without Life, There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness 

Without Life, There Can Be No Liberty or Happiness 

In America today, a culture of death has overtaken us.–a spirit that causes otherwise intelligent and rational people to believe in and support irrational things.

Read more ›
Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

Labor Day – Burgers, Brats and Bolshevism

How’s about some commie ketchup on that burger? It’s extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didn’t you know? That’s why you get the day off on Monday. That’s what your Labor Day barbecue commemorates: socialism.

Read more ›
The Foundation of the American Arts is God’s Law

The Foundation of the American Arts is God’s Law

Our Second President John Adams once wrote to his wife Abigail about the progression he hoped to see in our land from one generation to the next. He wrote “The science of government it is my duty to study, more than all other sciences; the arts of legislation and administration and negotiation ought to take the place of, indeed exclude, in a manner, all other arts. I must study politics and war, that our sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. Our sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.”

Read more ›
A Parallel Universe Without Progressives 

A Parallel Universe Without Progressives 

An astrophysicist, Ranga-Ram Chary at the European Space Agency’s Planck Space Telescope data center at CalTech says he may have found evidence of alternate or parallel universes by looking back in time to just after the Big Bang more than thirteen billion years ago. 

Read more ›
Vietnam F-4 Fighter Pilot to Speak at Air and Space Museum

Vietnam F-4 Fighter Pilot to Speak at Air and Space Museum

Retired USMC MAJ Ed McGaa, a Korean war veteran who flew 110 combat missions in F-4B Phantom fighters in Vietnam, will talk about his new book on global terrorism on Saturday, September 10, at Ellsworth Air Force Base’s South Dakota Air and Space Museum, starting at 9 am.

Read more ›