In honor of Armed Forces Day Saturday May 19, 2012
Just a little over thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan stood at his inauguration; placed his left hand on a Holy Bible, held his right hand in the air and recited his oath of office, promising to defend and uphold the ideas set forth in what is now a 224 year old document against all enemies: both foreign and domestic. In this U. S. Constitution: our form of Federal government and how it relates to State governments was laid out; and its charter was set. In its amendments — our freedoms are spelled out for all the world to see.
In the distant past our nation’s soldiers were revered and held in high regard. They were held up as heroes and role models, parents taught their kids to highly esteem their actions that kept an entire nation safe. However, in recent years, over the last 45 or so years, there has been a chill in the air when it comes to our military men and women. In fact — there is a chill in the air when it comes to a lot of truly American traditions anymore freedom of religion, speech, Christmas, Thanksgiving etc.
I began this composition by referring to Ronald Reagan, and for good reason. Reagan is the most recent president to really take an immovable stance on the rise and spread of communism. Reagan went so far as to describe the Soviet Union as an “Evil Empire” and he took a lot of pressure for that stance by the liberal progressive media for it. Reagan did not mince words, he did not speak politically correct, he said what he meant, and meant what he said. During his tenure in the White House he gave many speeches; but none probably more geo-politically important than his “Evil Empire” speech on March 8th 1983 to the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, and his “Tear down this wall” speech given at the Berlin Wall in front of the Brandenburg Gate on June 12th 1987.
Let’s speak about the Berlin wall for a moment. This wall erected by the communists in 1961 to stop people defecting from communism to capitalism. In all, 171 people were killed or died attempting to escape the communist eastern block by crossing the Berlin Wall between August 13, 1961 and when it fell on November 9, 1989. Notice no one was killed trying to defect to communist rule.
Look how far we’ve progressed. Our system of capitalism has been perverted by those in government and high finance, banks; not to mention unions and some corporations. True; free market capitalism has been so shackled and regulated it is barely a shell of its former self. It is being slowly killed off, and for what end? For the very same people who created the crisis to say “you know old gray capitalism “was” ok for times past, but this is now, and that was then, we have a new “system” “.
Look at the amount of national blood and treasure [We the People] have spent on defeating and deterring Communism, Marxism, totalitarianism, and socialism in countries around the world. Just from 1945, at the end of WWII to modern-day the number of our brave soldiers killed in action is close to 100,000 and the dollar amounts are in the 100’s of billions.
We have fought in:
- Persian Gulf
- El Salvador
- Iraq now
- Afghanistan now
- Lybia again now
- Uganda now
- The list goes on and on and on!
We have done all of this, and for what? To have our politicians in charge now tell the American people that they stand with the Occupy Wall Street crowd? The re-run of the smelly, dope smoking hippies from the sixties that spit on our service men returning home from war; calling them baby killers. How ironic is it that the same crowd that attacked our troops for “killing babies” are now the very same people who uphold the “pro-choice” banner as a moral decision. All the while trying to compare themselves to the TEA Party, which by its fruits can be absolutely debunked. People at Tea Parties wave American flags in the air and hold them with pride, people at the Occupy (just insert name) defecate on the American flag and stand on them on the ground. No movements in history can be more drastically contrasted, yet the media is complicit with the lies of the hypocritical OWS protesters with all their amenities that were a product of the very same capitalism that they hate.
We have our professors at our universities teaching communist revolution openly in the classroom. Encouraging our young people to act seditiously against their own country. Giving extra credit in fact for protesting at the Occupy Wall Street protests. Many of the protests have had a anti-Semitic theme, which the media has, and continues to ignore.
Our government has “bailed out” multiple business’s. By bailing out these corporations the government has essentially nationalized those business’s. Not only that, by bailing out some, and not bailing out others, the government has also found a way to pick the winner in industry. In some cases the government even operates its very own for profit business’s now. These are all ideas that coincide with communism, not capitalism.
The elected officials in our system have essentially sold out the American people as sheep to the slaughter, while preparing themselves for the future collapse of our systems. The very same people who we have fought for 70 years (Commies) are now in charge of the greatest fighting force ever known to this world, ours. If our path does not change and change drastically back toward our founding principles, We will owe all who have fought and died fighting our nations wars a huge “I’m Sorry”; “I’m Sorry I didn’t question the government when they said, “you don’t need God, let us take care of you”, “you don’t need family, let us take care of you”, you don’t need your guns anymore, we have plenty to protect you”, “You don’t need a home, we will give you one”,”you don’t need healthcare, we will take care of you”, “don’t read that book, we will teach you”, “you don’t need a job, we have one for you, we would like you to dig a ditch”, and the last noise you will hear is the cocking of their weapon at the back of your head once your hole is dug. Don’t doubt this scenario, it’s happened before! All over the world, where ever communism has reared its ugly head.
One of the malcontents down at Occupy Wall Street was a man who wanted to be a woman and claimed he was fired from his job for this same wish, he claimed his boss “hated” him. He was dressed in a chinese soldiers uniform, complete with hat and a 40 inch by 30 inch chinese flag. When I seen that, all I could think of is the visions I had of a young chinese protestor in 1989 in Tiananmen Square standing squarely in the path of a tank. If the man on wall street was protesting in communist china, they would have silenced him.
God Bless the U.S.A. Still the GREATEST nation the world has ever known.
Robert E Stage Jr.