Politics

Heh, I’m pretty sure Oswald was a Marxist

I was ten the day Kennedy was assassinated. I remember the day and following days clearly. I was in fifth grade at a Catholic school when the Mother Superior came on the public address system (know to us the PA!). She informed us what happened and our teacher dragged out the TV and turned it […]

Poison Gas and Syria

Recently I toured the National Museum of World War One in Kansas City, Missouri. It was a grim reminder that poison gas was first used in the conflict to break the trench warfare stalemate. This link to Wiki shows the interesting and tragic use of poison gas during that war and what it meant in […]

Soldier’s Manual – Charles Payne – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists and Financial Commentary – Page 1

I know next to nothing about art in general let alone Renaissance Art and a German artist by the name of Durer. So, I found this article both informative and intriguing as Mr. Payne connects the Renaissance art to modern times. Excellent piece of writing. Soldier’s Manual – Charles Payne – Townhall Finance Conservative Columnists […]

I am not a dictator, yet.

President Obama has said a few times that he is not a dictator. Yet he shares some similarities with dictators of the past. The link will take you to my thoughts on the subject. The Cult of Personality and the Accomplice Media.

Link to New {other} Blog

Church, State, Faith and Culture I’ve started another blog titled above to better categorize my interests.  Check it out if it appears to interest you.

Lesson from History-Selling Stalin and the use of Image Propaganda

On June 22nd 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Communist Soviet Union. Prior to that date the two dictatorships were in alliance. In 1939 they had divided Poland between them and most of the western democracies would have viewed both dictatorships as evil aggressors. That changed on June 22nd 1941 on the premise of the enemy […]

Quiz Time 2

Who said this? “It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. Joseph Stalin 4. Karl Marx […]

Quiz Time 2

Who said this? “It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” 1. Abraham Lincoln 2. Thomas Jefferson 3. Joseph Stalin 4. Karl Marx […]

My Browning “Luftwaffe” 9mm

My dad was a bit of gun collector in his later years. One day he came home with a 9mm Browning Hi-power handgun and an unusual story. He told me that Browning had a factory in Belgium (FN) and licensed their Browning guns to the various European powers before WW2. (The Hi-Power has been used […]

Longbows, Brown Bess and The Constitution

The link is to an article published in History Magazine in 1999 on the English Longbow. If you don’t want to read it here’s some interesting facts. English archers using the longbow were largely responsible for defeating numerically superior French armies on three separate occasions during the 100 Years War (1337-1453). 1. Crecy (1346) 2. […]

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