Sunday, August 27, 2017

                           IN THE FACE OF EVIL 

(This post was updated Monday August 28th to reflect late developments related to it)

Monday August 28th is the anniversary of the massive march on Washington, the "Civil Rights" march that featured the oration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fear gripped the city with martial law in effect and the Justice Department of the Kennedy Administration controlling the sound system at the Lincoln Memorial in case the "wrong words" were spoken, ones that would incite violence.

MLK had captured the public'square and public opinion, taken it away from President John F. Kennedy.     

Kennedy was losing control.

The Democrat POTUS wanted to steer his party and the nation in a way to ensure his re-election.

The Kennedy Administration wanted to take a  "Moderate" path, a path that would advocate racial equality for the liberal Democrats alongside support for Democrat segregationists in the South.

JFK and his Attorney General RFK were in their own way the John McCain and Mitch McConnell of their party.

Kennedy won election in 1960 by appealing to the segregationist Democrats denouncing Eisenhower's dispatch of 101st Airborne Division units to Little Rock and pledging not to use federal troops in the South.   A promise broken big time in October 1962 with tens of thousands of military deployed to northern Mississippi.

JFK also got MLK out of a Georgia jail during the campaign using his power at the Democrat presidential candidate with the Democrat governor of Georgia.  JFK was portrayed as a friend of Dr. Martin Luther King with flyers handed out at black churches before the election.

But as MLK's  civil  rights protests ginned up in the early 60's, the Kennedy's tried to shut them down even anonymously bailing MLK from jail in 1962 to defuse the Albany, GA protests.

But MLK got the upper hand at Birmingham in May 1963 with the march of six and seven year old children into Bull Connor's cops distracting them so the adults could get through his lines.  Then the unnerved Connor unleashed his mouth along with water cannons and dogs for all the nation to see.

The rage against racial discrimination evidenced itself in every city in every part of the country with an increasing tempo of protests, violent and nonviolent..   

The Kennedy's feared white Democrats in the northern cities would backlash but they would hold their wrath until later in the 1960's.   For now, they excused the early violence accepting that African-Americans had some legitimate grievances.

The cycle of violence that began with race continued with the anti-war movement later on in the 1960's with increasing calls for the violence to shut down like George Wallace's third party platform of "law and order" that would be hijacked by President Richard Nixon to get the Wallace supporters on his side.

The Beatles sang a song called "Revolution" opposing the destruction of the existing society and changing its core legal foundations.

One line said "If you go around carrying pictures of Chairman Mao, you ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow".

Mao's China was a backward nation, disconnected from the modern world back then.   In 1966 a  "Cultural Revolution" was launched that destroyed historical sites across the country including thousands in the capital city of Beijing.   Books were burned, graves desecrated, religious buildings looted and destroyed.

The names of "counter-revolutionaries" were posted on billboards and public meetings were held where the "counter-revolutionaries" were pressured to criticize themselves.

There were incidents of murder, people injured and tortured.

The spearhead of these activities were the "Red Guards" who led the destructive activities and harassment of those who were suspect.  Police were instructed not to intervene and stop Red Guard activities and any who did were labeled "counter-revolutionaries".

Starting to sound familiar.

Change the name to "Antifa" and the name of the enemies to "racists" or "white supremacists" or "hate" or "hate speech" and you can't help but sense history repeating itself in its own way in our own midst.

Are they going to stop with statues of Robert E. Lee and other Confederates?   I doubt it.   These folks have the capacity to attack anything to advance a political agenda just like China's Communist cadres did 50 years ago.

A future Pastor Niemoller could write "First they came for the Confederate statues, then they came for the Mark Twain books, then they came for Ronald Reagan speeches, then they came for the Simon and Garfunkel music"................

These 'Antifa' are indeed Red Guard types, living breathing fanatical North Korean shock troops operating in the Marxist-Leninist tradition of inciting conflict to create a revolution.

Why are there people showing up at their rallies that identify as "patriots" "Three percenters" etc.?
People inviting attacks on themselves.

Why are people talking  online about fighting Antifa head on to give them what they want?

Are these people crazy, are they plants from the Left or FBI informants being used to  create the civil war?  What gives?  Let the Antifa burn what they will and let the police decide on how much they will fight them or allow them to get away with.

All that factions fighting each other will do is give the elites the opportunity to impose a police state on us all, maybe even use fighting as an excuse to remove Trump and put someone to their liking in power.

President Trump has at least stepped up to the plate in recent days to make reference to Antifa at his Phoenix rally but many supporters of Trump are concerned about his direction and his resolve.

The systematic removal of his supporters from the White House speaks louder than any speech or words do.

Sebastian Gorka noted in his resignation for example:  "The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech (on Afghanistan) removed any mention of Radical Islam or Radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost".

News was leaked out this weekend that President Trump is somehow 'backing away' from his endorsement of Luther Strange in the Republican Senate runoff election in Alabama on September 26th.

The GOPe machine used Donald Trump to help Strange with a robocall in the first round election, the same tactic used in Pennsylvania with George W, Bush's robocall for Arlen Specter in a 2004 primary election.

This news may be encouraging, but I suspect its a way of getting Donald Trump out of the way so that Roy Moore can be targeted as a racist and extremist to suck in Democrat voters just like the machine did in the 2014 Mississippi runoff  with Chris McDaniel.

Vice President Mike Pence's surfacing on Rush Limbaugh's radio program (August 28, 2017) reminded me about the significance of Roy Moore's candidacy in Alabama.

It was then Governor Pence who caved to the big corporations led by Apple and its CEO Tim Cook over a religious freedom bill for Indiana in 2015.  The legislation was designed to protect gay marriage dissenters.

When Roy Moore was interdicting gay marriage through his court rulings last year before his removal from the bench the now disgraced ex-Governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, said he couldn't support Moore's efforts because he feared for jobs in Alabama.

That reminds us that the big corporations are the enemies of Roy Moore, big corporations that support gay marriage but also support cheap labor being moved across the borders of sovereign nations.

The big corporations against Roy Moore and the ones Mike Pence caved into to are the enemies of President Donald J. Trump's agenda.

All the more reason to fully support Roy Moore in the runoff election on September 26th and making it a major priority.

Meanwhile, there's the matter of the federal cases being made in Nevada by Acting US Attorney Steven Myhre over the April 12, 2014 Bunkerville Standoff near Bundy Ranch.  He's going back a third time to try two defendants after the jury acquitted two others on all charges with those two being acquitted on most charges and  jury apparently voting 11-1 not guilty on the others.

Myhre was raging against one of the men he wants to prosecute again in court last Wednesday, referring to Eric Parker as a  "slithering snake".

Attorney General Jeff Sessions praised Myhre for his leadership in the case last month.

The wife of the jailed without bail Cliven Bundy (18 months now), Carol Bundy, posted a video last week saying: "President Trump, you remain silent".

She noted Sessions praise of Myhre and said that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has the power to drop charges.   It was Interior's Bureau of Land Management that brought the Justice Department into the Bunkerville case to begin with.

Meanwhile,  Zinke has kept intact most of what Barack Obama did when he declared national monuments.   There's trimming of some of the projects.   Others were kept intact.
It all means less land available to the farmers and ranchers, more federal control.

Is the land being manipulated for the sake of big corporations and special interests to use some time down the road?   Many believe that fits right in with politics as usual in Washington.

The best response to all the business as usual evil around us remains rooted in the notion of no silence, no violence.

Lets speak out, lets participate in the political process when there's someone to vote for like Roy Moore,  lets consider civil disobedience as a means of resistance and apply it if we can.

Lets pray for those who persecute and lets pray for our own sanity in dealing with it all.   Lets take action to get sober and stay sober.

Dr. Martin Luther King had his sins and I own some, too.   You have the power as I do to take positive action to deal with our faults.

Dr King's monumental struggle against politics as usual and the "moderates" of a major political party using nonviolent methods is relevant to today.

Gandhi wrote of "War Without Violence" and lets hope that's what can be waged in the times in which we live.

In Nevada, they intend to continue this Kangaroo Court on September 25th.   Lets talk to our neighbors about what's happened in connection with Bunkerville and pass the word.

This issue should be on the front burner.   We need to stop being suckered into false fights or false issues including the notion of street fighting the Antifa or being distracted into anger with the Left and its media like the "Conservative Movement" and its media want us to be.

We need to demand that Washington bring some justice to the Bunkerville matter.   Pardons for those convicted and sentenced, the dropping of the charges against all accused.

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