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Contemplation


Each raindrop falls to its extinction and with it’s death it brings life to that upon which it has fallen. –Meditations

One thing I’m almost certain of is, if I were to state what I truly believe, not only would I be deemed a heretic, but would likely be crucified, the dead that I knew would probably roll over in their graves. But I will ask this question, if the Judeo-Christian-Islam-Mormon, etc. religions are considered the spiritual icons of mankind? Why are they and their elite priesthood and those that govern them housed in wealth and splendor when many of the people that they attend to are struggling or impoverished.

Of course everyone cannot necessarily be wealthy, but building icons of religious exploitation of people seems to somewhat mirror the story of The Tower and the confusion of language in the concept of Babel.

So why exactly would religions want to condition our minds to exploit our beliefs into their own profits?

Perhaps John’s documented mystical revelation was, in its original form, written about religious applications to world-centered government as a means to destroy the notion and belief of a God that transcended religion in its nature. His use of allegories, metaphors, and symbology also transcends the manipulative theologies that religions would and have evolved into and applied to it.

What if…Eschatology and stories of the end times were never meant to manipulate, but to educate those willing to seek out the truthful meaning of things as opposed to the conditioned doctrines and dogmas they as the ‘laiety’ have been fed throughout their social and psychological development.

As I look deeper and into the historical context, aside from the many interpretations and misinterpretations that are out there, It becomes easier to recognize just how diabolical, destructive and nefarious misinterpretations can be. Especially if they follow specific agenda-driven narratives.

Of course this is just a point I’ve reached so far. It’s no wonder some people tend to go insane when they reach a point in which they are forced to reassess what they believed was accepted as some truth that actually may not have been at all. But I regress.

Maybe the biblical author of John’s Revelations was attempting to tell us, albeit somewhat cryptically, to look beyond the obvious ‘theology’ and observe what is moving the individual and collective mind in the direction it is taking. Certainly, this is a revelation well worth consideration, and for the most part looking into. At least for me personally.

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Myth-making and Psycho-social programming


“To free oneself from delusion means self-knowledge, knowledge not only of one’s active deeds but also of one’s hidden motives.” ~ A.M. Meerloo M.D.

Why The Federal Government Can Now Use Propaganda On Americans

Richard Stengel, former head of the office for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the Obama’s State Department from 2013 to 2016, former editor of Time Magazine, and a regular pundit on MSNBC, said in April of 2018, at a Council on Foreign Relations forum about “fake news,” that he supports the use of propaganda on American citizens. He then continued and said;

“Basically, every country creates their own narrative story and, you know, my old job at the State Department was what people used to joke as the ‘chief propagandist’ job.”

Keep in mind, that in 2013 Congress passed legislation allowing the federal government to fund and create propaganda they knew could be used to manipulate Americans on American soil. This legislation was called The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, sponsored by Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), that failed in 2011 when it was submitted on its own. But in 2013 Thornberry and his co-sponsors buried this legislation in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014, where it surreptitiously was passed.

The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act overturned a prohibition against domestic propaganda that had been in place since 1948. This prohibition act was passed as a result of a series of events in American history that drew the concern of those who wanted to secure a free press and the freedom of speech of the American people. The concern began when President Woodrow Wilson established the Committee on Public Information through an executive order with the purpose of influencing American public opinion toward supporting the U.S. involvement in World War I. The man appointed to be the chairman over this committee was George Creel, a renowned investigative journalist and editor of the Rocky Mountain News.

In 1942, FDR established the United States Office of War Information by executive order to “truthfully inform” the American people about the government’s efforts in World War II. FDR appointed Elmer Davis, a well-known CBS News analyst, as director of OWI. Davis’ job was to coordinate information from the military and mobilize public support of the war. OWI was to create an avenue for the government to develop and disseminate the information that they believed people needed to know about the war.

“Our job at home is to give the American people the fullest possible understanding of what this war is about…not only to tell the American people how the war is going, but where it is going and where it came from.” (Elmer Davis. AP/Wide World)

In 1946 Rep. Sol Bloom (D-NY) introduced a bill that would grant the Secretary of State the power to give monetary, service, or property grants to nonprofit public and private corporations to prepare and disseminate informational materials. Although this act was intended to disseminate information abroad, there were no limitations to keep it from being used on the American people and opposition began to form. After having lived through two regimes of government propaganda and having seen the effects of such government propaganda machines as Joseph Goebbels’ Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, Congress decided this was not something they wanted to engage in.

An AP press release stated “government cannot engage in news casting without creating the fear of propaganda which necessarily would reflect the objectivity of the news services from which such news casts are prepared.”

The Bloom Bill passed the house but failed in the Senate. In 1948, the Smith-Mundt Act was passed with three key limitations on the government. The first and most well-known restriction was originally a prohibition on domestic dissemination of materials intended for foreign audiences by the State Department. This restriction has been supported by the courts even in the face of Freedom of Information Act challenges. In November 1996 the federal District Court in Washington, D.C., decided that the material under the Smith-Mundt Act is not to be available, applying the Freedom of Information Act’s Exemption 3 to block access.

The Smith-Mundt Act is now found in 22 USC 1461-1a titled, Ban On Domestic Activities By United States Information Agency. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act changed all of that. This act does several very destructive things.

First, it puts the President’s Board of Broadcasting Governors on the same level of authority as the Secretary of State. The Board of Broadcasting Governors is an independent government agency whose members are appointed by the President and whose sole function is to create American propaganda and disseminate this propaganda abroad.

The Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 created a limitation for propaganda to be released in the United States. If such propaganda was requested, the information could not be released until 12 years after its publication. This was an additional protection established so that this government created information could not be used to influence current public opinion. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act, eliminated that protection. The Smith-Mundt Modernization Act not only legitimized the heinous manipulation of mainstream media, but allowed Congress to fund it with taxpayer dollars

In 2011, I wrote a detailed analysis of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act and its potential dangers. In spite of our concerns, many congressmen were adamant that this legislation would not be used to spend tax dollars to create propaganda to be used domestically. They told us it would just be used to create propaganda on foreign soil, nothing to worry about.

Six years later, did a former State Department Official just admit he created and used domestic propaganda, and believes it’s the right thing to do? We don’t need to be concerned, right? They are just trying to keep us safe.

[Byline KrisAnne Hall, JD]

The Revolutionary Act (edited)
09 June 2018


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… (There are a number of) derogatory terms used to describe refugees and asylum seekers displaced by war or other hardships … (Though some may be justified) we are being told they are (not) a problem. The media is used to play up this (blindness to the) problem in order to instigate a reaction (debate) in the public domain on how to tackle it. Both the opposition and ruling party offer their solution.

Again we see that the only real debate occurring is just the minor differences between two political parties. Nothing is said or done about the many other more important issues that neither the left or right is discussing.

In order to avoid falling victim to the Hegelian Dialectic from now on you must remember the process involved. Anytime a major problem or issue arises in society think about who will gain or profit from it. Then remove yourself from the equation and take a step back to look at it from a third party perspective. See the so-called “problem”, look at who is reacting, why and in what way. Then look for who is offering up the solution.

When you do this from now on you’ll quickly see the real truth instead of the false truth they wanted you to see.

Byline General Maddox, realnewsaustralia.com

The Hegelian Dialectic and its use in Controlling Modern Society, 2013 (edited)

Speaking truth to perverted myths


How Rights Go Wrong: Gender Slouching Toward Equality

This is an edited excerpt from Ashton Gray’s revolutionary book on society, culture, history, and philosophy, Created Equal: The Greatest Lie, available at Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and other retailers. This is an excerpt from Chapter 10, “How Rights Go Wrong: Gender Slouching Toward Equality.”


It is a measure of the intellectual degradation of our times that the physical reality of these cases is considered, if it is considered at all, a distant second to the subjective impressions of people who are, not to put too fine a point on it, mentally ill and in need of treatment.”


This isn’t about whether women should have the right to fight in battle or run a government or corporation, or whether men should have the right to wear frilly bras to sports bars, so if you’re looking for a way to get your blood pressure pumped on that basis, you might want to skip this chapter. This is about insanely destructive goals and purposes versus rational constructive goals and purposes.

If you are reading this, and honestly are unable to find a host of differences between men and women, or if you believe that gender is some airy-fairy mental “spectrum,” please stop reading this right now. Seriously. Please go away. Your staying will waste your time and mine. Even my dogs clearly understand that there are two genders—male and female—so if you can’t understand this obvious and inarguable fact, you certainly won’t be able to understand a word I’m saying. Give this book to someone who hasn’t been brainwashed into vegetable status by the “experts” of academia and the psychoestablishment, and so is still able to think rationally. ‘Bye. Ciao. Au revoir. Auf Wiedersehen. Arrivederci. Sayonara. Adios.

For those remaining: To the degree that any frantic quest in the modern world for gender “equality” is an effort to satisfy the most famous hallucination of the Golem of Philosophy, John Locke, expressed by Thomas Jefferson in the phrase “all men [OMG! He must have meant ‘persons’!] are created equal,” it’s a pointless quest, a fool’s errand. It makes the Holy Grail look like something you could pick up at any convenience store. It makes tilting at windmills seem sane.

The reductio ad absurdum of a quest for “gender equality” is “neuter”—also called in some sciences “rock.” There are surgical procedures available to everyone who is on that quest. If you are on such a quest for “gender equality,” I can’t imagine why you’re still here reading this, and didn’t take advantage of the polite invitation in the second paragraph above for you to leave. If you were just gathering your bag and things, I would like to mention that availing yourself of those procedures will do a great service for natural selection, so I salute you.

Glorification of Sexual Perversion is War Against Mankind

The traditional family is the core of human existence. Heterosexual relationships and marriages came into existence as the guarantee for the future of mankind. The purpose of sex is procreation, and only heterosexual sex results in procreation. The purpose of sex is not transitory “pleasure;” sex is pleasurable so that its purpose—which is continuation of the race—will take place and mankind can go forward into the future.

Obsessive or fixated focus on sexual “pleasures” that are not heterosexual, practiced to the exclusion of heterosexual activities, are perversions. If you’re offended by the word “perversion,” you’re welcome to stop reading, clutch your pearls, and leave through the same exit door as those who left at the second paragraph of this chapter, but it’s a perfectly correct word in the English language that effectively describes the condition, “perversion” being defined as “any of various means of obtaining sexual gratification that are generally regarded as being abnormal.” The word “abnormal” means “not normal, average, typical, or usual; deviating from a standard.”

Every valid source of statistics available unequivocally reflects such sexual behavior as being abnormal, by definition. In January 2017, a Gallup poll reported that the total percentage of the U.S. population who said they were lesbian, “gay,” bisexual, or transgender was only 4.1 percent. By simple math, that means that 95.9 percent of the population is not homosexual, bisexual, or transgender. Those conditions—by statistics, simple math, and fundamental dictionary definitions—are perversions, and that’s how I’m appropriately going to refer to them.

Efforts to debase, degrade, demean, ridicule, or compromise traditional heterosexual marriage and traditional families are efforts to destroy the future of the human race. Attacks on heterosexuality are attacks on the human race. Efforts to “train” or indoctrinate children in the “acceptability” of sexual perversions, or into the “acceptability” of surgically mutilating their genitals and reproductive organs, are efforts to eradicate the human race.

That is as obvious as daylight. It is so obvious and simple that it seems that any addlepated imbecilic dimwitted blockheaded mouth-breathing knuckle-dragging moron could figure it out. That may fully explain why academic “experts” and psychiatrists and styling-salon-coiffed TV personalities can’t figure it out. This has nothing to do with any political party or any given religion; it has to do with sanity, intelligence, and ethics in a person that exceeds that person’s immediate genital area or next frantic sexual romp.

Dedicated homosexuals are people with sexual perversions. There is nothing “glamorous” or “hip” about being a homosexual who is incapable of having a heterosexual relationship and procreating for the future of the human race. It is a rather pathetic disability worthy of empathy, not hatred or disgust. Being “gay” has become glorified in the culture in recent decades only because “gays” have leveraged the Lockean lunacy of “Oh, we’re all eeeeeeeeequal to you,” and have thereby gotten into positions of power in politics and entertainment, and have thereby flooded the culture with propaganda campaigns whose only actual purpose is to destroy mankind.

The flood of propaganda for perversion has gotten so ridiculous that it’s become practically impossible to find any entertainment or “news” media that isn’t loaded and overloaded with glorification of being “gay” or some other brand of perversion. As an example, it seems that there’s not a stand-up comedian standing any more who can make it through an hour show without getting in at least one withering diatribe of infantile school-yard name-calling against people who supposedly are mentally ill with the dreaded condition of “homophobia”—which, like all Lockean lunacy, doesn’t exist. (None of these idiots are bright enough to figure out that “homo-” as a combining form means “same.” Of course “phobia” means an “irrational fear,” so in their juvenile bullying name-calling, they are accusing their targets of being “irrationally afraid of people who are the same as you.” For heterosexuals, being “homophobic” would mean they have an irrational fear of other heterosexuals. Yes, it’s all just that idiotic.)

As another example, count sometime the percentage of commentators and hosts on the “major” 24-hour “news” services and on TV networks that are homosexual (as of 2017), then compare those percentages to the actual percentage in the population. If you don’t think that is a planned, strategized, organized, and orchestrated propaganda agenda, you may qualify for the “rock” gender status—and a mental status to match.

As for “gay rights,” which really means “pervert rights,” there’s no rational reason at all that any dedicated homosexuals should have all the societal rights and benefits of heterosexual marriage and the families who are working responsibly to keep the human race going forward into the future, taking on all the responsibilities and costs of raising children, when the perverts are doing nothing whatsoever to uphold their responsibility to that purpose, and in fact are doing everything they can to debase, degrade, demean, ridicule, or compromise traditional heterosexual marriage and traditional families. The “trendy” pose of homosexual “couples” adopting children created by heterosexuals is really just a showy way to debase, degrade, demean, ridicule, or compromise traditional heterosexual marriage and traditional families.

I don’t care, and neither should anybody care, if someone wants to have sex only with rutabagas. That is a “right” they certainly have, and are welcome to, as long as they do it in private and I don’t have to be lectured endlessly about “rutabagaphobia”—through media licensed by a government that is supported by taxes—or have to deal with traffic tied up by a local government using taxes because of a “Rutabaga Partner Pride” parade.

Personally, I think it’s a very sad state of affairs when a group of people’s lives are so hollow, so empty, so meaningless, so purposeless that the only thing they can think of worth having a parade about is what they do for sex. But that’s just my opinion. What’s factual is that MentalHelp.net reports the following:

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the risk of a mental health condition, like depression, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is almost three times as high for youth and adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT)—or those with a sexuality that doesn’t apply to any existing category.

The National Alliance on Mental Health, in an article titled simply “LGBTQ,” reports:

LGBTQ individuals are almost 3 times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as major depression or generalized anxiety disorder. …

LGBTQ youth are 4 times more likely and questioning youth are 3 times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm than straight people. Between 38-65% of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation. …

The LGBTQ community reports higher rates of drug, alcohol and tobacco use than that of straight people. … An estimated 20-30% of LGBTQ people abuse substances, compared to about 9% of the general population. 25% of LGBT people abuse alcohol, compared to 5-10% of the general population.

Many of the statistics on promiscuity and disease among the “LGBTQ” communities are equally grim, but they can easily be found online, so don’t need to be trotted out here. It is poignant and moving that fellow human beings are experiencing these kinds of anguishes in life, for any reason. They need care and help, not hatred or abuse.

But it’s also true that all such aberration is as contagious as plague, which is clearly reflected in the increasing percentages of such perversions among the population since the entertainment and information industries have begun flooding the culture with “glorification” of perversion. And it’s also true that this statistically tiny portion of the population wreaks statistical hell on the culture in the spread of disease and drugs, legal and illegal. Even the Centers for Disease Control—who cheerfully use taxpayer dollars to promote perversion— confessed that as of 2010 (the last statistics they had available at the time of publication), men who had sex with men were responsible for 63 percent of the new HIV infections.

Any government or business that would put or allow such perversions into positions of sweeping power and influence is a government or business with a death wish, not just for itself, but for mankind. Any school or education system that would allow these kinds of perverted influences to be put into a classroom of children under any pretext has declared war on the next generation of the human race, and is a system that should be shuttered without waiting for the next dawn.

That’s only the first part of chapter 10—and he’s just warming up! Ashton Gray is one of the most outspoken and controversial authors in the world today, tipping sacred cows and shattering fixed ideas. You’ll want to read every word of this staggering analysis of group madness that has had the world in a stranglehold for hundreds of years.

[Byline David Reznor]

Chalet Reports
28 January 2018


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Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual “systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated.” The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.


per·vert·ed

pərˈvərdəd/
adjective
adjective: perverted; past participle: perverted
  1. (of a person or their actions) characterized by sexually abnormal and unacceptable practices or tendencies.
    “he whispered perverted obscenities”
    synonyms: unnatural, deviant, warped, corrupt, twisted, abnormal, unhealthy, depraved, perverse, aberrant, immoral, debauched, debased, degenerate, evil, wicked, vile, amoral, wrong, bad; More

    informalsick, sicko, kinky, pervy
    “I don’t want to hear any more of your perverted stories”
    • (of a thing) having been corrupted or distorted from its original course, meaning, or state.
      “this sudden surge of perverted patriotism”

Shaaa… It could happen


‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence’ — Carl Sagan

Case in point …

Admission That Iran Facilitated 9/11 Provides Perspective on Obama’s Collusion

The admission that Iran facilitated 9/11 provides context for Barack Obama’s pandering to America’s most vociferous enemy, which he took to perfidious extremes:

• He threw cold water on an uprising against the regime in 2009, in stark contrast to his avid support for the revolution in Egypt that replaced U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak with our vehement enemy the Muslim Brotherhood.

• He illegally sent the ayatollahs pallets of cash as a reward for kidnapping Americans.

• His nuclear deal with Iran was an abomination that freed up $150 billion for Iran to spend on its terror war against the West.

• He allowed the terror group Hezbollah to smuggle cocaine into the USA at the request of Iran.

• While brazenly lying to the public about it, he tried to get U.S. banks to launder money for Iran in violation of sanctions.

• His administration secretly assured European countries that there would be no consequences if they violated sanctions too.

Robert Spencer is correct when he writes, “In a sane political environment, Barack Obama would be tried for treason.” After all, Iran has been at war with the USA since 1979; this war has claimed numerous American casualties through the years.

Now Iranian officials admit that Iran facilitated 9/11 by assisting al Qaeda:

Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran’s judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran’s state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya. …

The remarks represent the first time senior Iranian officials have publicly admitted to aiding al Qaeda and playing a direct role in facilitating the 9/11 attacks.

The 9/11 Commission had already concluded that Iran helped bring about the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history. Now this has been confirmed, as has Obama’s status as our worst president.

Robert Mueller has had little luck finding collusion with our rival Russia. Maybe Washington should investigate a more serious matter: collusion with our sworn enemy Iran.

On tips from Lauran Nyc and 1-Bodhisattva.

[Byline Dave Blount]

Reposted from Moonbattery
11 June 2018

When all else fails … Censor it, Politicize it, and Blame someone else for it


Because sometimes, Authenticity can be an evil necessity to claims that are unsubstantiated.

Democrats Turn Blind Eye with One of their Own in Hurricane Maria Deaths

Last week’s release of the Harvard study revealing the death toll from Hurricane Maria – a number more than 70 times the official Puerto Rican government estimate – is as shocking as it is absolutely deeply disturbing.

This weekend provided a memorial to the lives lost at the steps of the capital building in San Juan with over 4,645 pairs of shoes representing each life lost.

A report by Harvard recently concluded that “the official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” advising that, “As the United States prepares for its next hurricane season, it will be critical to review how disaster-related deaths will be counted, in order to mobilize an appropriate response operation and account for the fate of those affected.

Unfortunately, Democrats have been quick to politicize the tragedy and unfairly blame President Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria, as the key determining factor in the high death toll, despite the tens of billions of dollars allocated to the island in the months since the storm. Go figure. Once again, they are trying to play their “Trump card”.

Their strategy to single out President Trump, when the island of Puerto Rico has been a hallmark of bad governance and mismanagement for decades, is best encapsulated in a weak, petty, uneducated tweet from Senator Bob Menendez, a key supporter of Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló and foe of President Trump, who wrote, “This new study shows what was clear to all of us who visited Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria: that this tragedy was of historic proportions, and the Trump Admin’s botched response would make it worse.”

Other Democrats – everyone from Hillary Clinton to Nydia Velazquez – have piled on as did the mainstream media including The Washington Post and The New York Times with scathing editorials over the weekend.

These Democrat “resisters” are flat out missing the point and putting future lives at risk by blaming President Trump. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has deployed a robust federal response to the worst natural disaster that has ever hit this country. FEMA workers and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are still on the ground continuing their efforts to this day.

The thing the Democrats failed to acknowledge was the role Governor Ricardo Rosselló played in the aftermath of the Hurricane and the vast miscalculation of the death toll. Outside of Anderson Cooper’s interview with the governor, which surprisingly raised tough questions, Rosselló has basically shed any and all responsibility he holds for the thousands that died on his watch. He says he “want[s] the truth to come out” and that there will be “hell to pay,” for those responsible for obscuring the truth about the death toll – but he is inherently responsible for this himself.

Rather than take any personal responsibility, Governor Rosselló continues to blame the Trump administration, just his like buddies in Washington, when in reality there is evidence to show that Governor Rosselló did his best to quash the Harvard study author’s attempts to bring new data to light by denying their requests for government data.

If there is one thing that Democrats have said that holds water is that the death toll numbers were “concealed,” as Representative Nydia Velazquez put it. However, it is not President Trump that’s to blame for that – it’s her comrade Ricardo Rosselló.

Sadly, it looks like this shady activity and opaque governance is part of a broader strategy of the Governor. He has systematically attempted to run out the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their effort to help rebuild the Island and turned over the rebuild and restoration to local crony contractors formerly associated with the inept and corrupt PREPA. All the while, he expects federal taxpayers to pay for the perpetuation of corrupt practices on the island.

Let’s keep in mind that he is doing this as we begin hurricane season and thousands upon thousands of Puerto Ricans remain without access to electricity.

Billions have been spent by Trump, Congress and federal taxpayers to help Puerto Rico rebuild. While Governor Rosselló has called Trump a “penny pincher” – that couldn’t be further from the truth. Instead of lobbing false accusations against the President to save his own hide, maybe it’s time for Rosello to take an honest look into the mirror and ask himself if it might be his mismanagement of the Island, which he has helped drive into bankruptcy, that is to blame for Puerto Rico?

Democrats need to stop arbitrarily pointing the finger at President Trump as part of their effort to score cheap political points and take a look at the deep-seeded issues on the island, starting with Governor Rosselló’s poor leadership, in order to Make Puerto Rico Great Again.

[Byline Andy Surabian]

Townhall.com (edited)
09 June 2018

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not represent the views of Townhall.com.

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Time to wake up… from the stupor


“The control and slavery system is about limitation of Free Will through the destruction of possibility.”

“This new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.” — Adolf Hitler, May 1, 1937.


The title of this article will raise eyebrows even among conservatives, but read on. The title is accurate and undeniable.

The left has succeeded in driving a final nail in the coffin of the Boy Scouts as it once was. The organization is now a shell of its self. It capitulated first on “gay” scout leaders, then on “transgender” scouts, and now on girls joining the Boy Scouts.

Progressives bask in their triumph, dancing on the grave of an organization they never wanted to build up; it was an organization they wanted to take down. For the left, this is less about giving something to girls than taking something from boys. It’s another scalp on the cultural-ideological wall.

Lest anyone think this isn’t a take-down, or a fundamental transformation, well, consider that the Boy Scouts of America, founded in 1910, will now be called simply “Scouts BSA” for those ages 11 to 18 (a change openly celebrated with puffy propaganda pieces by PC-stylists at the BSA website). This is a coerced inclusion of gender-neutral “Cub Scouts.”

The Boy Scouts have been emasculated, neutered. The organization that prided itself on courage stands impotent, fearful in the face of feminists and LGBTQ militants. They’ve cowered to the forces of “diversity” and “tolerance.”

And for cultural revolutionaries, the defeat of the Boy Scouts is the end of a long march through yet another institution. This march began literally a century ago not with the New York Times or Democrats but with socialists and communists.

Surely that’s an exaggeration — a right-wing red herring? Grab the nearest liberal to howl accusations of Red-under-every-bed McCarthyism?

No doubt, the notion of a long communist assault against the Boy Scouts will surprise even many conservatives. The ugly truth, however, is that American communists have been after the Boy Scouts for over a century. Marxists were hellbent on taking down the Boy Scouts prior to even the Bolsheviks taking down czarist Russia. Once again, here as well, it just took the wider liberal left a little longer to eventually align with the Marxist left.

I will not here lay out the full litany or extended paper trail of evidence, which can be found in the (less accessible) Comintern Archives on Communist Party USA at the Library of Congress or (easily accessible) simple searches of archives at the remarkable Marxist clearinghouse, www.marxists.org. What follows are several unmistakable examples beginning in 1911, with hyperlinks to the original sources:

Exhibit 1 takes us way back to June 1911, only a year after the Boy Scouts of America was established. It’s an article by a Celia Rosatstein titled “Why Boys Should Not Join the ‘Boy Scouts,’” published in The Young Socialists’ Magazine. The article portrayed the Boy Scouts as gun-hungry, pro-war, bloodthirsty capitalist fanatics. The young socialists instead urged youth to sign up for the socialist-communist faith. The Young Socialists’ Magazine promoted “Socialist Sunday Schools,” not unlike the “Commie Camps” to which New York City-based Marxist parents sent their children in the summers — a political-ideological substitute to what Christian parents commonly know as “VBS,” or Vacation Bible School. (Ex-communist Ron Radosh writes of his commie-camp experiences in his fascinating memoir, Commies.)

This was the faith for the new school, for the new revolution.

“Especially you boys of the Socialist Sunday Schools, do not join the ‘Boy Scouts,’” urged Ms. Rosatstein. “Persuade your friends not to do so but instead to join the Socialist Schools.”

Exhibit 2 is the March 1924 issue of The Young Comrade, an article titled, “Why We Are Against the Boy Scouts,” by Thelma Kahn. There, “capitalism” was fingered as the nefarious tool for training Boy Scouts not only to shoot guns, but to shoot their fathers and brothers (yes, seriously): “capitalism does not only train the Boy Scouts to shoot and use a rifle for its own interest but to shoot down his own father and brothers when there is a strike.” This penchant for violence ultimately marches the Boy Scout off to war: According to Ms. Kahn, “grown-up Boy Scouts” infested by the vagaries of capitalism become soldiers who go off to “fight England.” (Hmm, England?) “The Boy Scouts,” added Ms. Kahn with an added twist of the knife, “also learn how to stick people on the end of their rifles and other ignorant things.”

The delightful Ms. Kahn wrapped up with a pitch to youngsters to instead join the Junior Section of the Young Workers League.

Exhibit 3 is a full issue of Young Pioneer from July-August 1929, published by the Young Workers League of America in New York City. The lead piece focused on a shameful demonstration against 1,500 innocent boys from across America as they excitedly prepared to cross the Atlantic for an international Jamboree in England. The Young Pioneers came to rain on the parade.

The young commies denounced these boys as children exploited by their parents’ greedy factory “bosses.” As the Boy Scouts readied to board their ship for the trip of a lifetime, the Young Pioneers descended, unfurling banners that read “Down with the Boy Scout Jamboree,” “The Boy Scouts are supported by the bosses,” “Smash the Boy Scouts,” “Join the Young Pioneers of America,” and “Defend the Soviet Union.”

At the demonstration a young Red named Harry Eisman was arrested for what even the communist publication described as “militant” behavior.

As for that Boy Scouts’ pledge to God and country, the Young Pioneer urged the youth to “Follow in Lenin’s Way.” And as an added kick in the rump of the boys, it accused the Boy Scouts of racism, publishing an alleged letter to the editor from a “Negro” boy named Leslie Boyd swearing his allegiance to the glorious Young Pioneers rather than the disgraceful Boy Scouts.

The bilious smears that I’m recounting here were standard fare from these communist organizations, and I could give example after example, from campaigns against the Boy Scouts by New York communists in the 1920s to Chicago communists in the 1930s onward to the 1970s and on and on. Communists in the 1970s assailed the Boy Scouts for “being indoctrinated to emulate the Green Berets.”

This runs all the way to modern times, especially as American communists vigorously embraced cultural issues. By the start of the new century — as seen, for instance, in a May 2001 issue of Party Builder — Communist Party USA was joining forces with the ACLU to openly condemn the Boy Scouts as “anti-gay.”

And alas, it was here that the far left found its formula. This tactic would work masterfully in redefining the Boy Scouts in the left’s own image. As cultural Marxists have taught in their universities, the trick to deconstructing America, especially its Judeo-Christian roots, is to go cultural, not economic, particularly through the perverting of sexuality and gender. The key was a cultural Marxist revolution rather than an economic Marxist revolution. That’s the ticket.

And yet, while the prime instrument against the Boy Scouts has been sexuality and gender, communists have remained capable of wild cheap shots at the Boy Scouts that smack of the 1930s all over again. An egregious example is a piece published last summer in People’s World, the successor to the Soviet-backed Daily Worker. The author was John Bachtell, head of Communist Party USA. This piece was headlined, “Trump’s Scout speech likened by some to Hitler Youth rally.”

The piece lit up the “reprehensible” Donald Trump for a “hate-filled speech” that violated “every norm of decency and morality” before 40,000 Boy Scouts at their national Jamboree in West Virginia. In a moment of confession, Bachtell conceded to his comrades that he had once been a Boy Scout. But he saw the light through the darkness of the Boy Scouts’ militaristic, jingoistic, homophobic, and racist ways. Bachtell testifies to his moment of grace, when he left the Boy Scouts for good:

This was during the height of the Vietnam War and all the militarism and the patriotic display was meant to whip up war fever and loyalty to country. Again, as someone coming from a progressive family opposed to the war, the entire show was a big turnoff.

After that Jamboree I quit the Scouts and never regretted it. I felt like I was being indoctrinated to be a cog in the war machine.

Later, I realized just how reactionary the Scouts were, including the whole ugly history of racial exclusion, segregation, and homophobia. It wasn’t until 2015, after a long struggle that the BSA adopted a resolution dropping restrictions against gay youth joining.

There in one piece, in 2017, is a summary list of communist attacks in a protracted ideological war against the Boy Scouts. It took a century, but the Marxists and socialists finally got them. They needed the help of the wider left, especially the thorough re-education in the universities. It took the wider liberal left some time to warm to the cause, but eventually liberals/progressives got there. As they typically do.

It may take a hundred years sometimes, but progressives eventually make their progress. And their latest victory is their fundamental transformation of the Boy Scouts of America.

[Byline Paul Kengor]

Edited repost from The American Spectator
01 June 2018


“The liberal agenda is unfathomable in its depravity and awesome in its ambition. Progressives will not rest until they have rewired the human psyche to create a race of Bradley Mannings and Chaz Bonos.”


…The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.” — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

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