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Reblog by: Lawrence Morra III
Zero Lift-Off Only The Beginning
July 23, 2021
“The proper response to these radical leftists is to counter them whenever and wherever they attempt to destroy the past. Rioters who destroy public works should be prosecuted, and politicians who say things in the vein of Trudeau and Bush should be held accountable for their incendiary language.”
Sad but true that this is happening before our eyes! I want to repeat what I said last year in this regard.
These activated mobs hell-bent and out of control fools don’t give an ounce of truthful thinking to what they are saying or doing and obviously don’t consider the facts. If the free world followed their prescription for some dreamed Utopia as for example; back during WWII it all would have gone to the devils and most of Europe would have been living under the mad man Hitler as their Führer! And the communist regimes in South East Asia fueled by “the world’s largest communist powers, the Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China, both lent material and support to North Vietnam. In doing so, they hoped to consolidate and expand communism in the Asian hemisphere, bog the United States down in a long, expensive conflict abroad and thus gain an advantage in the Cold War. Leading to nuclear weapons proliferation and supremacy then world dominance as the master evil plan!
But now these maligned individuals would rather have had people ruled under the Marxist leader Pol Pot, “the Khmer Rouge tried to take Cambodia back to the Middle Ages, forcing millions of people from the cities to work on communal farms in the countryside.” Under his brutal regime the bodies stacked up to the tops of trees!!! Under that monster and the many others like him fueled by the communists of the USSR and China he crushed the people and freedom was nonexistent; only total control and death prevailed!
Pol Pot led one of the most brutal regimes that have ever existed in the human history. “He killed over a quarter the total of Cambodian’s population. If Vietnam had not helped us to overthrow Pol Pot, then many things could happen to Cambodia”.
So now we see these free Americas bashing the United States, which saved many a nation from monsters like Hitler and the SS who had France and Italy in its clutches during WWII, and no US Military ever did what the communists and Nazis did slaughtering their own people or who they deemed undesirables by the millions like Josef Stalin did in Russia and Pol Pot in Cambodia!
People like the brutal Chinese Commie leader Ho Chi Minh and Pol Pot would have played right into the game plan for an entire Asian Continent to be ruled by brutal atheist Communism!
The Washington political arena is no better with so many of its wealthy swamp creatures having their way for decades! Biden has been the epitome of the crooked, career liar politician his whole adult life, what we call in these parts a real greaser and dirt bag snake, that has all the wealth he possesses from back door deals and nefarious Burisma or other such kickback money laundering deals where he used his elected office to enrich himself and family members. Then he says he has no problem with same sex marriage or full and late term abortion but calls himself a Catholic! The man is a walking lie and minion of evil or the most corrupt of politicians showing no moral integrity! He goes around kissing his granddaughter like some sex fiend on her lips and sticks his nose in the hair of multiple women over the years right in public, in front of the world like he couldn’t care less what anyone thinks! The man has no conscience; and I have many photos of Biden losing his cool and blowing a head gasket in public screaming at people with veins popping out of his temples or neck demonstrating that he is over the top bonkers; and yet these progressives and the Dem party think he is cool for being a POTUS! Biden was VP for eight long, dark, miserable destructive years! And on the opposite side, Trump a Christian has a man raised a genuine real Catholic VP of moral integrity with sound character Michael Pence. Trump has a beautiful family none of which are lazy dirty dealing snakes like Hunter Biden a chip off the old block.
Criminal traitor terrorists are running rampant trying to destroy the order and decent society we’ve built over the centuries to be replaced by communism. If that happens then the real suffering will begin and those that enabled its creation will then find out how they are so expendable and not going to shout, riot or make any overtures ever again; if they don’t want to be slaughtered!
We now have American universities that rather than being institutions of high esteem and higher learning they have morphed into leftist guerilla indoctrination training camps where young minds are warped, poisoned and led astray to madness and destruction; and one only need examine the likes of an AOC to see what fruit all of this so called progressive thinking will bear within the younger generations and societies at large!
What follows is part of a fine article I want to share by the conservative journal.
“This fall at Washington and Lee University (removal of Lee pending), students will learn reading writing, arithmetic — and “How to Overthrow the State.” As antifa riots continue in Portland for almost 100 nights, students at the Virginia university named after George Washington and Robert E. Lee* will study Marxist revolutions in the Global South complete with role-play regime change.”
“Students engage these texts by participating in a variety of writing exercises, such as producing a Manifesto, drafting a white paper that critically analyzes a particular issue, and writing a persuasive essay on rewriting history and confronting memory.”
*Washington and Lee University faculty voted overwhelmingly in favor of striking Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s name from the university’s name, but only a majority of the institution’s trustees has the power to actually change the name, and the trustees have not voted on it, yet. One faculty member, an associate professor of law, Brandon Hasbrouck, suggested that the university should also consider removing Washington’s name.
Conservatives are not exactly thrilled…
Conservatives, who are already rightly worried about academia undermining American patriotism and teaching Marxism, naturally condemned the Washington and Lee course.
“Washington and Lee University’s course on ‘how to overthrow the state’ is one further sign of the insanity taking over higher education,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted. “The alumni should rise up and show how to overthrow a crazy college administration.”
“This is disgraceful,” Turning Point USA Founder Charlie Kirk told Breitbart News. “We must stop brushing aside these egregious examples of campus craziness as isolated incidents.”
“The lessons of the past few months prove that these ideas don’t stay on campus, they spill out onto the streets,” Kirk warned. “This is a prime example of the intellectual rot that has infected the academy in America. The Trump administration should investigate and determine if this is the type of scholarship federal funds should be used to subsidize.”
The next generation of 1619 Project
Washington and Lee students will take a crack at “rewriting history,” just like The New York Times‘ “1619 Project.” That effort in Marxist critical theory preaches that various aspects of American society, such as capitalism, are oppressive and racist. Indeed, the Smithsonian briefly taught that even things like science, the nuclear family, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and politeness itself are oppressive aspects of a “whiteness” culture.
Portland activist Lilith Sinclair showed how Marxist critical theory pushes aimless revolution. “There’s still a lot of work to undo the harm of colonized thought that has been pushed onto Black and indigenous communities,” she said. As examples of “colonized thought,” she mentioned Christianity and the “gender binary.” She said she organizes for “the abolition of … the “United States as we know it.”
When vandals toppled a statue of George Washington in Portland, they spray-painted “1619” on the statue. When Claremont’s Charles Kesler wrote in The New York Post “Call them the 1619 riots,” 1619 Project Founder Nikole Hannah-Jones responded (in a since-deleted tweet) that “it would be an honor” to claim responsibility for the destructive riots. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called for the “dismantling” of America’s “economy and political system,” in order to root out supposed racist oppression.
Left-leaning journalists and Democrats have insisted, over and over again, that the riots are “mostly peaceful protests.” Yet the riots have destroyed black lives, black livelihoods, and black monuments. At least 22 Americans have died in the riots, most of them black.” conservativesjournal
God help us in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
I want to conclude with this absolutely true and devastating eyeopening reporting of the reality of Socialism/Communism as pointed out by Dr. Paul Kengor, professor of political science at Grove City College and senior director and chief academic fellow at the college’s Institute for Faith and Freedom. The idea of the socialist and communist utopia has made a comeback. In a recent book entitled The Devil and Karl Marx: Communism’s Long March of Death, Deception, and Infiltration. This book provides a sophisticated and well-documented analysis of communism by going to the source: Karl Marx. Dr. Kengor recently corresponded about his book and the demonic forces at work in the life and thought of Marx.
“Communism begins where atheism begins,” said Karl Marx. Of Christianity, Marx added: “The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility. The social principles of Christianity are hypocritical…. So much for the social principles of Christianity.”
The Roman Catholic Church condemned communism as a “satanic scourge” conceived by “the sons of darkness.” Of socialism, in 1931 Pope Pius XI issued his seminal Quadragesimo Anno, where he stated: “Religious socialism, Christian socialism, are contradictory terms; no one can be at the same time a good Catholic and a true socialist.”
Even Dorothy Day’s The Catholic Worker insisted: “no true Catholic can be a member of the Communist Party.”
I could go on and on. Those who say that Karl Marx was somehow doing Christian social justice or some such nonsense make fools of themselves.
One of the worst articles I’ve ever seen in the Catholic press was a piece published by the Jesuit America Magazine in the summer of 2019, titled “The Catholic Case for Communism.” I was aghast. Marx and Engels and Lenin would have been aghast as well.
CWR: Why do you think we hear so little about the atrocities of communism?
Paul Kengor: Very simple: Because the political left, which dominates education and especially our universities, does not focus on it. It’s not that typical liberal professors are pro-communist, but, as the late Richard Pipes liked to note, they are anti-anti-communist. They would prefer to condemn anti-communists rather than condemn pro-communists. Communism just doesn’t register very loudly on their outrage meter.
They will scream until they’re blue in the face about gender theory, queer theory, critical theory, “intersectionality,” you name it. But they simply don’t get worked up about the crimes of communism. Besides, in their view, the communists had many “good” intentions.
CWR: For Marx and Marxists, nothing matters but the material world as revealed in the present. Religion is to be eradicated, because it debilitates and opiates the proletariat. Why was Marx so against religion?
Paul Kengor: Marx understood that to initiate the revolution, the Judeo-Christian foundation needed to be razed. The house needed to be burnt to the ground.
In their really important work, The German Ideology, Marx and Engels said that in order to achieve “the success of the cause … it is necessary that man himself should suffer a massive change.” This change must come through “a revolution,” a process of “overthrowing” the old “filthy yoke.” His “generation,” like the Jews whom Moses led out of the wilderness, must “conquer a new world” and “must also perish in order to make room for the people who are fit for a new world.”
But to get there, they had to take down the Judeo-Christian foundation: not just Christianity, but Judaism. “The Israelite faith is repulsive to me,” said Marx. It’s quite telling that in his essay declaring religion “the opium of the people,” Marx said that “the criticism of religion is the beginning of all criticism.” Marx had a favorite quote from Goethe’s Faust: “Everything that exists deserves to perish.” In a letter to Arnold Ruge he called for the “ruthless criticism of all that exists.”
Beyond ruthless criticism, there was ruthless abolition. The word “abolition” is omnipresent throughout Marx’s writings. As his biographer Robert Payne noted, the word almost seems to jump off every page of the Manifesto.
Marx wanted to burn down the house.
CWR: There is an even darker side of Marx: he was obsessed with the demonic, as expressed in his early poetry. Some scholars have suggested that Marx was possessed by demons. The man who wrote about the specter of communism that was haunting Europe wrote about the specters and monsters haunting him. Can you explain why the demonic side of Marx has been kept secret?
Paul Kengor: I deal with that very carefully, and why Marx’s hagiographers have studiously avoided it. I do not hazard to assess whether Marx was, say, possessed, though others have. “There were times when Marx seemed to be possessed by demons,” recorded Robert Payne in his seminal 1968 biography of Marx—probably the best and most insightful biography of Marx. Payne, a man of arts and literature, not a right-winger, and a respected academic not expected to level such a shocking charge lightly, asserted of Marx: “He had the devil’s view of the world, and the devil’s malignity. Sometimes he seemed to know that he was accomplishing works of evil.” Read my book and you’ll get an exhaustive walk through all of that ugliness. It isn’t pretty.
CWR: The situation in Marx’s household was desperate, to say the least. His wife wished that she and her children were safely in their graves, as their lives on earth were hell. Why? Marx’s sexual relationship with the nursemaid, whom he exploited ruthlessly and never paid for her services, included fulfilling his sexual appetite when his wife was ill. This nursemaid was Marx’s contact with the working class, providing free labor and free sex. Was Marx showcasing what socialism had in store for the working class?
Paul Kengor: I believe so. Karl had a sexual relationship with the young nursemaid, Helene Demuth, known as “Lenchen.” Actually, it isn’t quite right to say that Lenchen worked for the Marx family, given that she toiled without pay, almost as Karl’s chattel. The champion of the proletariat never paid Lenchen a penny.
Karl, who refused to bathe, groom, and suffered from boils all over his body (including his penis), bedded Lenchen behind his wife Jenny’s back. Some biographers have pondered whether this was consensual. Either way, in June 1851, Lenchen gave birth. Marx, being the kind of man he was, never acknowledged the little boy, nor paid a penny of child support. He left all of that to Engels, his chief sap, subsidizer, and sugar-daddy.
Karl’s long-suffering wife was crushed. He already put the poor woman through hell via his refusal to work.
CWR: Marx denied his daughters an education and careers. He looked down upon women. The situation in Marx’s household was so toxic that two of his daughters committed suicide. Was Marx showcasing what socialism had in store for women?
Paul Kengor: I find this so ironic. And feminist Marxists totally ignore it. He lamented to Engels: “My wife, alas, delivered a girl and not a boy.” He later lamented to one of his daughters, who likewise gave birth to a girl: “I congratulate you on the happy delivery…. I prefer the ‘male’ sex among children who will be born at this turning point in history.”
Marx’s daughters lived lives of hopelessness and despair. In fact, four of Marx’s six children died before he did. Marx’s two surviving daughters committed suicide in joint suicide pacts with their husbands. Imagine that. Oh, and Marx wrote about suicide pacts in his devilish poetry.
CWR: Marx is considered to be a racist and anti-Semite. His ugly statements against blacks and Jews are notorious. He denigrated his son-in-law, Paul Lafargue, of Cuban origin, as “Negrillo” and called him a “Gorilla.” Why did Marx despise blacks and Jews when, in fact, he and his family were of Jewish origin converted to Christianity? Why the self-hate?
Paul Kengor: Here’s a quick pop quiz for you: Who said this? “This union of Jew and German on a Negro base was bound to produce an extraordinary hybrid.” Or this: “[He] has the blemish customarily found in the negro tribe—no sense of shame, by which I mean shame about making a fool of oneself.” Answer: No, not the grand wizard of the KKK, but Karl Marx. He was wickedly racist.
Another pop quiz. Who said this? “The emancipation of the Jews, in the final analysis, is the emancipation of mankind from Judaism.” No, not Hitler. Karl Marx.
In his seminal edited volume on Karl Marx and religion, Saul Padover said that Marx represented “what the Germans call Selbsthass(self-hate), a trait which Karl Marx displayed throughout his whole life.”
I recently wrote an article asking why our wondrous progressives in the cancel culture haven’t canceled Karl Marx. He was a bigot, a racist, an anti-Semite, and a sexist. Why does Marx get a pass? Answer: because the left likes him.
CWR: Why was the Roman Catholic Church so vehemently against communism, opposing this lethal ideology, even before the publication of the Communist Manifesto in 1848? How did communist ideology infiltrate into Roman Catholic seminaries?
Paul Kengor: This is a major part of the book, and perhaps one of the most halting sections of the book for churchgoing Christians. Part 4 is called “Infiltration and Manipulation.” It includes six chapters on the very deliberate and cynical infiltration of churches by communists in the United States, Western and Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union. Communists had striking success with the penetration of the mainline Protestant denominations, particularly the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, and what became Presbyterian Church USA.
Emboldened by those successes, communists then went after the Roman Catholic Church in the 1930s, specifically via Communist Party USA’s so-called “outstretched hand” effort. I publish a 1937 secret memo from Communist Party USA (it was held in the Soviet Comintern Archives on CPUSA) in which the comrades in New York City salivated like Pavlov’s dogs over the numbers before them: 18 million Catholics in America, and 80,000 simply between New York’s 110thStreet and 59th Street. At the height of its membership, the Party never had more than (at best) 100,000 members. American communists figured that if they could pick up even one percent of American Catholics, they would explode their membership rolls and could dramatically undermine parishes from within.
Most troubling, there was an attempt to infiltrate Catholic seminaries. This has been reported over the years (very sloppily so) regarding the organizing efforts of ex-communist and Catholic convert Bella Dodd, who, it has been claimed, attempted to place “over a thousand communist men” in Catholic seminaries. I walk through those claims very carefully. Did she really say that? How might that have been accomplished? Was she capable? Was that even feasible? And, if so, what has been the impact?
We’re in for one hell of a hell-ride if these damned Marxist’s in America and Canada aren’t stopped A.S.A.P. but sadly it will probably take a Civil War now to stop this EVIL!
God help us we’ve been asleep at the wheel!
Lawrence Morra III
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Canada Shows What Marxists Could Do To America
Posted on Fri 07/23/2021 by PA Pundits – International
By Douglas Blair ~
Imagine if President Joe Biden said he would cancel the Fourth of July to give the United States time to reflect on the sins of its past. There would be no fireworks and no festivities, just a solemn order to self-flagellate.
If you happen to be from Canada, this is not a hypothetical scenario. It’s reality.
Pictured: A protester holds a sign during a rally in Vancouver, Canada on July 1. (Photo: Liang Sen/Xinhua/Getty Images)
In a statement on July 1, Canada Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, “We as Canadians must be honest with ourselves about our past. And we must recognize that here in Canada there are still people who don’t feel safe walking the streets of their communities, who still don’t have the same opportunities as others, and who still face discrimination or systemic racism in their daily lives.”
This is not exactly a ringing endorsement for Canada on its birthday, Mr. Trudeau!
A firestorm of social unrest prompted Trudeau’s comments on what is Canada’s equivalent of American Independence Day.
The grisly discovery of mass graves found around Catholic- run residential schools containing the remains of hundreds of Indigenous children sparked anti-religious and anti-colonial backlash in June.
A spree of arsons targeting Catholic churches ignited a vigorous debate around national pride and identity.
Echoing the unrest in the U.S., rioters tore down statues of Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth I from their plinths and decapitated and desecrated them with red paint.
These are not the signs of a healthy and cohesive society. They are the signs of a civilization in danger.
The idea of Canada, like so many other Western nations, has become so muddled and toxic in popular discourse that wanton destruction against the nation has become more and more commonplace.
Trudeau’s statement about systemic racism as an ever-present specter and that “for some, Canada Day is not yet a day of celebration” is another example of a leftist politician of a Western nation speaking poorly of his country.
Public officials releasing diatribes against their home countries on their respective national holidays is not a uniquely Canadian occurrence.
Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., tweeted on July Fourth, “When they say that the 4th of July is about American freedom, remember this: the freedom they’re referring to is for white people. This land is stolen land and Black people still aren’t free.”
On the Fourth of July, NPR said the Declaration of Independence has “flaws and deeply ingrained hypocrisies” and noted that it “includes a racist slur against Indigenous Americans.”
There is nothing wrong with advocating for a fuller and more honest understanding of the past and acknowledging the flaws of history. Nationalism driven by a survival-of-the-fittest mentality has propped tyrannical regimes.
However, leftists around the globe have fanned the flames of national discontent and vilified their countries in hopes to establish a new Marxist order. Leftists hate their home countries and describe them as racist, sexist, bigoted, and intolerant speedbumps in their push for a woke utopia.
This radical swing of the pendulum toward deep self-contempt threatens a state’s stability as much as unfettered nationalism.
News consumers around the globe have already witnessed the destructive anti-American riots and protests in places like Portland, Oregon. Rioters in Portland toppled statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln and set nightly fires outside federal buildings, including a local courthouse.
Slowly but surely, these types of incidents chip away at a nation’s health. For those who value the survival of Western civilization, it’s concerning that Canada is suffering the same fate as the U.S.
The proper response to these radical leftists is to counter them whenever and wherever they attempt to destroy the past. Rioters who destroy public works should be prosecuted, and politicians who say things in the vein of Trudeau and Bush should be held accountable for their incendiary language.
If these steps aren’t taken, Western civilization will burn to the ground, with nothing left but ashes as a legacy.
Douglas Blair is a contributor to the Daily Signal and a graduate of Heritage’s Young Leaders Program at The Heritage Foundation . http://www.heritage.org/
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