Guest Column: The Magical World Of Political Speech

4 06 2014

As a novice “wordsmith” myself, I have noticed the increase in carefully selected words and phrases by politicians over the last 25 years or so. This language is always intended to deceive as well as deflect and shelter from possible repercussions in the future while not avoiding posed media attempts at reporting, and give legal cover in the event of actual moves to be held accountable for either word, or deed.

The following article came to me via email and was first published on Bob Livingston’s website, PersonalLiberty.com. His complete article follows:

June 2, 2014 by Bob Livingston

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell

I keep the above George Orwell quote near me at all times. It serves as a reminder to me to decipher political speech whenever I see or hear it.
Political speech contains magical properties. It mesmerizes the masses because it is more illusory than a David Copperfield grand finale.
But political speech is dangerous. While it sounds innocuous, it is as deadly as a bear trap hidden beneath the leaves or a siren singing her song. It can grab you suddenly, or it can ensnare you subtly. Either way, you learn too late that you have been conned and there is no escape.
The magic of political speech is not happenstance. There are change agents at work in the inner sanctums of power whose job it is to create special words and phrases that are used in political speech. Those words and phrases are repeated over and over by the elites in order to dumb us down and create a conditioned response.

The process of dumbing down and the conditioning of the mind to create a nation of good, obedient subjects loyal and subservient to political authority and to the legitimacy of the political order begins early on. We are now several generations into the plan by the elites to create a Nation of state-worshiping ignoramuses taught pseudo-history and inculcated with a loyalty to and dependence upon big government. For many — if not most — of the Nation’s young people below the age of 25, government provided them with most of their meals while the majority of their days were spent submitting to government authority figures (teachers/principals/school officers) in rigid, structured environments that dissuade original thought.

Also aiding the elites and politicians in this effort is an army of “journalists” who never stray far from the official line of the State apparatus. They are eager to spread their lies and half-truths because that ensures them their seats near (or even inside, in the case of the Barack Obama Administration) the halls of power. On that rare occasion one of them strays too far from the party line, retribution is swift and harsh (see Helen Thomas and Sharyl Attkisson). This discourages dissent.

Politicians have learned that the more lies they tell, the more lies we believe. And the more lies we believe, the more dependent we become. Conversely, the fewer myths, lies and deceptions we succumb to, the less dependent we are and, therefore, the more liberty we enjoy.
I long ago learned the power of propaganda. I have watched as otherwise intelligent and thoughtful people have had their minds so manipulated by political speech that they acted contrary to their own best interests without a second thought. It seems that organized and sophisticated propaganda is able to operate outside the threshold of intelligence. In other words, without some imperative to trigger inquiry, very intelligent people buy into lies and myths the same as the general population. The lies and myths then become conventional wisdom. The human mind rarely accepts a challenge to conventional wisdom.

When confronted with a challenge to the established belief system, the mind closes off. When this happens, the individual employs avoidance behavior, writes off the new knowledge as conspiracy theory and labels it as kooky, insane or stupid. The information is then dismissed, never to be considered again, even when the facts support the new knowledge. Psychologists call this quirk of human nature cognitive dissonance. It means the rejection of information not in harmony with previous beliefs.

The esoteric purpose of propaganda is to extract wealth and labor illegally as concealed involuntary servitude or to steal the people’s liberty right out from under them, and even have the populace to thank the thieves for doing so, especially if it is done under the guise of keeping the people “safe” or to “save the children” from some danger, real or imagined. Those who use propaganda to persuade the populace against their best interests create myths and sell them as benefits.

The elites also use distractions for this purpose. These distractions serve to draw the people’s attention away from the important issues and focus it on the mundane and the trivial, much as the illusionist uses sleight of hand. These distractions can be events that occur naturally or by chance, which are then seized upon by the elites. But sometimes the distractions are artificial creations — also called “false flag events” — designed and triggered for the specific purpose of refocusing the attention of the populace. (Bill Clinton’s bombing of a Sudanese aspirin factory at the time of his deposition in the Paula Jones case and at the peak of the Monica Lewinsky scandal is a prime example.)
Often, these distractions serve a dual purpose. For instance, the callous and senseless murder of six people by the mentally depraved Elliot Rodger on May 23 has mesmerized the populace. It has created some distraction away from the burgeoning Veterans Affairs scandal, the Internal Revenue Service scandal, the Benghazi scandal and the ongoing collapse of the economy and Obamacare. But more sinister is its use by the gun controllers and hoplophobes to once again attempt to advance their assault on the 2nd Amendment.

Congressman Steny Hoyer employed classic political speech (or doublethink) in announcing that Democrats will try to steal more 2nd Amendment liberties by expanding background checks on weapons purchases through an amendment to an upcoming bill. While acknowledging that expanded background checks would have made no difference in the Rodger case, Hoyer said Congress must do something. (By the way, half of Rodger’s victims were killed with knives and five of the 13 injured were struck with his car. Curiously, Hoyer did not call for background checks on knife and car purchases.)
There is nothing lawmakers love more than making laws, even when they know their laws won’t accomplish their stated purpose. This is particularly true of those laws that take more authority for the state, or if they enrich the fascist system. For lawmakers, the “unintended consequences” of their laws are just like gravy, because then they get to pass more laws to correct the unintended consequences. This, of course, leads to more “unintended consequences” and the passage of more laws.

Obama is a master of classic political speech. In a political fundraiser in Chicago last week, he moved from blaming George W. Bush for his problems and put the onus on the Founding Fathers.

According to Obama, he is unable to move his agenda forward because the Constitution requires each State be represented by two Senators. “Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage.”

This, of course, is nonsensical on its face and is pure argle-bargle. Democrats control the Senate 53-45 with one socialist and one independent, both of whom vote with Democrats. However, it reveals something of Obama’s true nature. That is, he wishes to be a dictator and he detests the republican system of government our Founders gave us, but which we have almost totally lost to fascism.
But of course, in the world of political speech, such tommyrot as this is accepted as great political philosophy and applauded by the sychophants and toadies.

Certainly, the current regime has not cornered the market on magical political speech and propaganda; but it has more weapons in its arsenal than any before it.





Video: So God Made a Liberal

12 03 2014

Ok, you can keep all your theological corrections to yourself, and look beyond the gravity of the state of our Union for just about 3 minutes.  This video is a parody of the late, great Paul Harvey’s “God Made a Farmer”  speech in 1978.   Paul was an icon to “common sense America” for 40 years.   Clips from that speech were used in a Dodge truck ad for the 2013 Superbowl, and breathed new fame into the nearly forgotten lines delivered to the nation’s Future Farmers of America so long ago.  Whoever did this parody studied Mr. Harvey a bit prior to this version.  I had emailed the link last year, but it came up in a recent discussion group and several requested it again.

Sometimes a little humor can alleviate the pain of reality that keeps smacking you in the face.  Laughter has thus been called “the best medicine” by Readers Digest, and it really helps to laugh at yourself…sometimes…but the rest of the time it’s more fun to laugh at the other guys!  I think Mr. Harvey would approve!  H/T to Soopermexican





Ever Get Lectured by a Teenager!??!

7 10 2012

Yes, there is hope for the Future of America!





Foreign Policy Alinsky Style: Libya, Cairo, and Gay Ambassadors

18 09 2012

Courtesy Yahoo! Sports

American Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, killed September 11, 2012, along with 3 other staff members by suspected Al Qaeda.

The Embassy was burned, documents stolen and who knows what intelligence and other information compromised.  Libyan media is reporting that the Ambassador was brutally raped pre and postmortem.

The suspicion that Mr. Stevens was homosexual is substantiated by Chicago social networks and diplomatic circles. According to a  post by Kevin Dujan, a gay political analyst and commentator, the ambassador was known in the gay social scene around Chicago.  The article goes on to describe photographs of the ambassador being stripped of clothing and dragged off to be raped and beaten until dead, then raped in death.  This is a barbarous act that is sometimes used by conquerors against mostly women, but sometimes homosexual men, to “demote” them to the status of women in the afterlife (whom incidentally, the fires of hell were made for).  Those photo’s and these reports shall most likely remain unseen in mainstream media.

It is highly unlikely that Secretary of State Clinton and President Obama didn’t know that Chris Stevens was homosexual.

It has been Obama/Clinton policy to actively promote LGBT as part of human rights issues around the world, and events such as the first ever “Gay Pride” celebration in Islamabad, Pakistan, in June of 2011.   Deputy Ambassador Richard Hoagland was the official host which was co-sponsored by the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agency (GLIFAA) and attended by 75 people.  My first thought upon finding this organization was, are there really that many LGBT’s in US Foreign Affairs to warrant this agency?  Well, obviously, since we have about 80 GLIFAA reps in 68 countries, 18 of which are majority Muslim.   As you can imagine, this event was not received by the indigenous Muslims of Pakistan favorably.    Protesters of course held to the obligatory American flag burning rituals, chanting “Death to America”, but also burning President Obama in effigy.  They accused the United States of “cultural terrorism” for promoting homosexuality in Pakistan.

Back to the current spate of anti-American protests in most of the Middle East, the White House and State Department continue to hold up the stupid video about Muhammad as the reason for all the outrage, with Jay Carney, White House spokesman, doubling down on the narrative that Obama Administration foreign policies are not to blame, and whining that the outrage is ‘not against us, but those bad old people who dissed the “prophet”.  Shame on them’.  Forget the fact that most of the Middle East and South Asia is burning Obama in effigy, and forget that those protesters in Cairo were chanting, “We are all Osama’s Obama!!”  S’pose that could be in response to the recent victorious reference at the DNC to “Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive!” ?

It would seem that it is Obama Administration policy to insult the entire Islamic world by perpetrating a social and sexual practice that is the most reprehensible thing to them except maybe burning a Koran or making a mockery of their prophet.  (Personally, I could care less about burning the Koran, mocking the prophet or Marines pissing on dead Taliban.  My point is the hypocrisy here is overwhelming.)  The Shari’a calls for punishments of homosexual acts ranging from public flogging to execution… actually when you think about it, those are the punishments for many things under Shari’a.

So then, does the President not bear some modicum of responsibility for the death of Mr. Stevens.  Or what of Secretary Clinton?  If the maker of the moronic little video that mocks Muhammad is such a criminal, and deserves to be prosecuted, doesn’t the government official who knowingly appointed a homosexual man to a post where known Islamic Fundamentalist radicals are hanging out, still carrying weapons that we provided them with to facilitate the bloody capture and bludgeoning of Momar Ghaddaffi, after which Ms. Clinton was photographed in a celebratory mood.

Ok, let’s review.

We are barely a year out from a bloody civil war in Libya.  There are still Ghaddaffi Loyalists at large.  We armed the rebels,  the natives are calling for Sharia, and our government places a gay man with minimal security in a makeshift “embassy compound” while we promote homosexuality through our various embassies around the Islamic world.  President Obama openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood in the Arab Spring, a known Fundamentalist Islamist organization founded for the sole purpose of bringing back the Islamic Caliphate and the rule of Sharia Law.

The President has snubbed the leader of Israel, bowed to the Saudi King, facilitated the destabilization of not only several Islamic nation states, but pretty much the entire Middle East and South Asia, hinted at invading Pakistan, actually has given the order to pursue and kill an iconic Islamic fugitive on Pakistani soil then dumped the body at sea, refused to assist civilians in Syria who are suffering genocidal attacks, but allowed Al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood to take the lead in that endeavor, chastised Israel for protecting her sovereign territory, reduced American forces in Afghanistan to the point that remaining personnel are severely over worked, and increasingly targeted by “friendly” Afghan Security Forces.   In the middle of all that mess, he places ambassadors with minimal security and at a deadly high risk.

The rioters in Libya breached the Embassy attacking not only sovereign US Territory, but American citizens.  No dead Libyans? Why no return fire?  In Cairo, the rioters breached the Embassy compound, again sovereign US Territory, attacked our flag and replaced it with the Islamic Jihad flag, which was referred to “officially” as the “flag of Al Qaeda”.  So if Al Qaeda, according to Asst. Secretary of Defense,  is the only recognized enemy in the “Global War on Terrorism” why was the enemy allowed to hang his banner on my flag pole!?!

There are reports that at least the Cairo Embassy Marine contingent were not even issued live ammo…

You are looking at the biggest Foreign Policy disaster since Jimmy Carter…no check that.  It’s worse than Carter; Jimmy didn’t get it.  This guy knows exactly what he’s doing.  Saul Alinsky methods now instituted on a global scale.  System Overload; System Fail…

 





Kansas Passes American Laws for American Courts!

12 05 2012

Over two years ago I was honored to become part of the team to present ALAC to the Kansas Legislature.  It has been a long hard battle, and my first real inside look at how the political process works. Oh, I have pretty much always been active and interested, but never on such a personal and crucial level.  It has been a roller coaster ride that I will not soon forget and unless you’ve actually been involved close up, there is no way to understand it, let alone explain it!  Human nature is vividly revealed in this arena, and character is exposed for all to see!  I was proud of the team I have been involved with and they have become very close and dear to my heart; all brothers and sisters in Christ, and all men and women of high character and humility.

I still am reeling from the shock that the Kansas Senate passed ALAC,  33-3!!

There were more opposing speeches given than opposing votes!  Vicious lies were spewed about the contents and intents of SB 79 during debate by Senate Committee Leaders. At least 4 Senate Leaders testified against the bill;  one Senator changing  his mind from supporting in Committee to opposing, along with the Senate Judiciary Chair,  who still doesn’t even know why he signed on in Committee!! I Do!!
Great support was given by many Senators, and when the dust settled 33 had voted for and 3 against. This in a Senate Chamber that has been run by liberal Republican leadership and have basically smacked down nearly every conservative legislation that has appeared in its chambers.  Most of these bills were going down by narrow margins of 3 to 6 votes.
On Wednesday, we had such a huge setback! The brother of a Muslim woman in Wichita (court case pending) had asked for a press Conference with the Center for Security Policy, who were the chief engineers of ALAC on the national level.  We held a press conference in Topeka and this guy backed out, and essentially the wheels fell off our wagon.  I really expected the press to crucify us but it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated. Amid the confusion of all the other fights and melee in the Capital that day, our deal was not so big.
One of our team members had made a comment Wednesday after our disaster that Jesus did not turn the water into wine until they had run out of wine.  Well said my friend!  We were totally out of the fight when He moved and showed us all!  We had to be totally removed from having any part in what God was about to do!  He chose one young faithful Senator to accomplish the impossible, and it was incredible to behold the events as they unfolded. For over an hour debate ensued, and by the end of the second hour the vote was tallied.  Everyone was asking each other if those numbers where correct. What just happened? Is this for real? How can that be? God just revived a bill which had died 3 times in the past year!
This event could very well be the dynamite that breaks the logjam in the Kansas Legislature.  This event is already a defining moment in the coming elections! It may be the defining moment in the future of Kansas!
If you know anything about the history of the United States, you know Kansas has played a major part in events that have shaken the Nation to its very core.  From the Kansas-Nebraska Act which sparked the Civil War, to Brown v Board of Education, Kansas has a long history at the tip of the spear of moral and spiritual battles in our country.  For over 7 years prior to the Civil War, there were buckets of blood soaking into Kansas soil while struggling to establish the  American ideal of  “All men equal under the Law” that had been written into the Constitution.  Kansas motto is “Ad Astra Per Aspra”, Latin for “To the Stars through Difficulty”.  She wanted to come into that field of blue on the American Flag, a Free State where all men are considered equal under protection of the law of the Land.
American Laws for American Courts underscores that ideal. It is the reinforcing of the promises of government to guard and protect the individual rights and freedoms as granted under the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Kansas regardless of country or culture of origin, race, or religion.  It gives statutory direction to the Courts, which at times, without such laws to refer to, may use arbitrary means to reach a decision.
A reporter asked me if I didn’t think it redundant to pass a law that does the same thing as the Constitution?  Considering that many Judges, lawyers, and citizens in general do not read, abide by, understand, or even think about the Constitution anymore…my answer?
“Yes.”
UPDATE:  The HAMAS linked CAIR (Council for American Islamic Relations), a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate, has mounted its expected attack on Kansas.  They have mounted a national campaign for Muslims to contact Governor Sam Brownback and tell him not to sign the bill. CAIR’s call to action lambasts Kansas Legislature, and Kansas citizens, as “Islamophobic, Muslim hating bigots, and that this law will forbid free exercise of Islamic religious beliefs.
Well, if your free exercise of your religious beliefs goes contrary to the Constitution, and existing Kansas and American Law, then I suppose that would apply.  Things like polygamy, slavery, inequity in legal status, stoning, suppression of the rights of other individuals (Muslim or non-Muslim), yes, these things are contrary to our laws.  It’s sort of like driving the wrong way on a one way street.  It’s against the law, no matter who you are, or why you do it!
If your religious beliefs lead you to action that is legal under American or Kansas Law, such as your choice of diet, abstaining from alcohol or tobacco, pray 5 times a day (not blocking traffic), adhere to a dress code,  or any other religious expression which complies with the law,  knock yourself out!




911 Memorial Video

11 09 2011

John Guandolo enters the musical world with this song that he wrote a few years ago and just released for 9/11/11.  I have included a few photos for a memorial experience. If you would like to download John’s song visit this link. I think you will be moved by it.





Dedicated to Those Who Gave All

30 05 2011

I wrote this poem many years ago after taking my family to visit the portable version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall which was visiting our town. It is called the “Moving Wall” because it is portable. However, it was emotionally one of the most ‘moving’ experiences of my life. Even though these verses were inspired by those valiant Americans whose names are engraved on that black wall, it is nonetheless a tribute to each and every person who has ever died in the service of our country. When this was written, my son whom I mentioned was about 6. He is now a 25 year old United States Marine Corps Reserve, and an Afghan vet.   He is my hero.

The Wall

I saw your name the other day
While reading the local news.
It said you played a good ball game,
Your last year, and you’ve paid your dues.

I saw your name then sometime later,
Graduation day had come.
You walked up proud and took the scroll
That your hard work had won.

I saw your name in another season
And smiled to myself as I read
Of a young married couple just starting out
With a promise and dreams ahead.

I saw your name a few months later
But this time it worried me.
Your name, and others, on a long list
Training for war overseas.

I saw your name and uttered a prayer
For you and your young family.
I knew of your character and duty-bound love
For country, for God, and for me.

I saw your name and thought of your father
Who fought in another time.
And he, just like you, hated to leave
His wife, and new son behind.

I saw your name just yesterday
And my heart broke as mist filled my eyes.
You were killed with some buddies while out on patrol
Where many a good young man dies.


I saw your name again just today
And all of your comrades’ as well,
Where flags fly high and monuments stand
With more stories than words can tell.

I saw your name on a glossy black wall
And as my throat became tight,
My chest swelled slightly with pride for a man
Who thought freedom was well worth the fight.

I saw your name in the deep black reflection
of the face of my dearest young son,
And prayed he would never be called on to go,
But would cherish the liberty won.

I saw your name and wondered just how
I might thank your family,
For sacrifice made for people unknown,
As well as my family, and me.

I saw your name and thought that perhaps
Despite lack of glory and fame,
It may be enough to think of you now,
And tell them that I saw your name.

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