Obama Destroying America…On Purpose! # 4
I heartily recommend that you read Mark Levin’s,”The Liberty Amendments”, noted in the re-blog below.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/23/15
Wake-Up, Damned Fool America!
You had better vote for strong conservatives.
Radical liberal/progressives and RINO’s have led to this. So far, ISIS and company, have delivered on all of their threats to the infidels.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/16/15
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More Horror: Coming Soon to Irrational America!
Yes, Now France has had its own “9/11” horror.
There is little more that I can say on this topic. Perhaps I can stay, “I told you so”! But anyone who is not brain-dead, or blinded by some form of radical-liberal psychopathology, could honestly say the same thing.
As a professor emeritus of psychology and a practicing psychologist, I remain saddened at the degrees of irrational and self-defeating behavior that humans commonly display. Psychologist Albert Ellis (1913-2007), correctly declared that humans are irrational creatures.
Irrational thinking and behavior may be defined as thoughts and actions that are not ultimately beneficial to the individual, their loved ones, and that do not lead to consequences that comport with healthful and adaptive goals.
I assume that thoughts and actions that are ultimately beneficial to individuals and loved ones that and lead to consequences that further healthful and adaptive goals, will frequently redound as a benefit to their own societies.
All of the people that I have ever known, including myself, display some irrational thoughts and behaviors. Some are irrational in small areas of thinking and behaving (we may over-eat, have a temper, or need to be better organized, etc.).
Unfortunately, many humans are so thoroughly irrational that their personal lives are a nightmare and they inject chaos and self-destructive consequences into all of the social, political and cultural systems in which they operate.
Two (of many) glaring examples of thoroughly irrational classes of humanity are the radical-progressive political left (wherever they may be found) and the dastardly Islamic terrorists.
The Islamic terrorists achieve nothing more than death and destruction of innocent peaceful individuals at the price of their own certain annihilation. The world will not long tolerate the presence of these rampaging vermin on planet earth, any more than it tolerated Nazi Germany and their allies.
The radical-progressive political left, in all ways that I can detect, are stupidly allied with radical Islam. The continuously facilitate the bloody and horrific goals of the Islamic terrorists under the rubrics of “diversity”, “inclusiveness”, “humanitarianism”, “open-borders”, “fairness” and other misguided forms of liberal-speak. Furthermore, they punish anyone who dares to utter “politically incorrect” language opposing their irrational sociocultural agenda items.
These are the facts as I see them.
Now, please go to my search box on the top right side of this blog page and type “Muslim Immigration”.
You will then discover all of the logic upon which base my strong allegations.
I invite your comments, pro or con.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.
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What Conservatism Is Not: Radical Liberalism
The following quotes are taken from Russell Kirk’s book, The Conservative Mind: From Burke to Eliot (1953)
Near the beginning, Kirk attempts to distill the elements of Radicalism. In today’s, lexicon he was attempting to define what is fittingly called Radical Liberalism, or Progressivism.
At any rate, the main elements of the radical social and political philosophy that Kirk is describing is certain death to the powerful American conservatism from which this great and incomparable nation was born.
The following is written by Russel Kirk about the nature of Radicalism. It is written in “high English” and it is not easy reading. However, diligent readers will certainly understand the main thrust of the elements of radicalism that Kirk presents because they have been witnessing the destructive force of its growth in America and Europe for over one-half of a century.
This main elements are as follows, and I quote:
End of quote, page 10.
Our Founding Father’s Constituted this great nation under the moral and ethical precepts of God. Whether one is a believer or not, they cannot argue with the existence of this legacy and the ascendancy of this great nation among the world of nations.
In spite of America’s periods of darker doings, well-noted by its detractors (the American Indian, Slavery, and examples of ruthless capitalism), America has done more than any other nation in the world to correct these natural human tendencies. It has done more than any other nation in the world to protect millions of people from death and subjugation by tyrants and totalitarians. America has done more that any other nation in the world to spread knowledge and technology; and freedom from tyranny, disease and poverty than any nation in the world.
Of course no society or citizenry in the history of the world is perfect. But, America did these things by strongly supporting the many religions among its population and freeing people to work, create, educate and raise their children as they desired. America did these things by allowing families to instill the values in their children that they had faith would lead to law-abiding and moral behavior toward others.
America leveled the “playing field by providing equality for all under the law and within its justice system. It did not do it by attempting to guarantee equality in all outcomes for its citizens. This is something that can never be done while preserving liberty for all. Better than any other nation in the history of earth, America strives to provide equal opportunity for all its citizens to pursue their personal goals and achievements.
Sadly, during the past 55 years, increasing radical liberalism in America, as defined above by Russell Kirk, has predictably brought rank-corruption into our political system as well as (predictably) dramatically increasing rates of social psychopathology within our population.
History now confronts us with the fact that America’s declining conditions will not improve until we return to the traditional precepts and moral values that once made us great.
It may already be too late.
Now may be the last great chance for Americans to channel all the optimism that we can muster into our coming elections.
We can do this by voting for a return to America’s Founding conservative principles.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/9/15
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All Respect and Honor to America’s Veterans
I am sorry that I was overwhelmed with work this past couple of days and failed to mark, with special reverence, Veterans Day as I normally do.
Of course we should honor America’s Veterans everyday, so today is also a good day for me to do so.
God’s Blessings to all my readers who are Veterans and to their loved ones who may themselves have been Vets and who survived their times of service to rejoin their families and friends.
God bless all of America’s Veterans, past, present and future.
We must extend special sad gratitude and honor to America’s Veterans who have sacrificed all. Let us not forget their families who have suffered the great pain of loved ones lost during their precious time together here on earth.
May they again someday laugh and rejoice together. May there someday be joy for them too…on the other side of time.
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/12/15
The Nature of American Conservatism #6
This series of blogs is based upon William Bennett and John Cribb’s new book, America the Strong: Conservative Ideas to Spark the Next Generation.
They suggest that the key features of Conservatism are easily remembered using the acronym “FLINT”. This word stands for:
“T” stands for Traditional Values.
I will let Bennett and Cribb, along with the great conservative Russell Kirk who they quote, explain and illustrated the meaning of traditional values.
The following are quotations from Bennett and Cribb’s America the Strong:
The word Conservative comes from the Latin word conservare, meaning to keep safe, observe, or maintain. Every generation has the responsibility of preserving our best values, along with the customs and institutions that help pass those values to the next generation.
When one generation fails to pass along traditional values, things can go very wrong. It leaves people without a clear sense of what’s important, of the differences between right and wrong. That can ruin lives and harm entire cultures. (Kindle Loc. 2415)
First and most important, traditional values include good moral values—old-fashioned virtues like honesty, courage, compassion and responsibility. The moral values you hold make all the difference in how good your life is. That truth of the human condition has never changed and will never change.
Conservatives believe there are enduring moral truths in the universe. That is, there are rules of right and wrong behavior that have come down to us through the centuries and apply to all. Moral rules such as it’s wrong to steal. It’s good to help others in need. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
In many ways, trying to live by these rules is the central par of life. The striving to acquire virtues like self-discipline and perseverance is perhaps the greatest challenge we all face. Life is, in essence, a moral and civic endeavor.
You don’t have to be religious to have good moral values, but for many people, faith is the most vital part of morality. God anchors their sense of right and wrong. They believe that God has established the moral order of the universe. Faith lifts each person outside the self and inspires a larger sense of purpose.
None of us is born knowing right from wrong or having good moral values. These things have to be learned. So the task of each generation is to pass good values on to the next generation.
Conservatives believe that education is largely about the formation of good character. Young people acquire virtues like kindness and loyalty largely by practicing them until they become habits. They learn morality through the examples, expectations, and rules set by adult around them.
The family is the most important institution when it comes to forming character. The moral lessons parents teach make all the difference. That’s a big reason conservatives are so concerned about the breakdown of the American family and the fact that so many children are growing up in homes without both a mother and a father.
Conservatives want the traditional institution of marriage to thrive because it helps keep families together. Strong marriages are not only good for men and women, but they’re also the best way to raise children and give them solid values.
Community institutions play critical roles in teaching good moral values. Institutions like churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship. Schools. Neighborhoods. Volunteer groups such as Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
In fact, the entire culture is involved in transmitting values from one generation to the next. That includes popular culture—The movies we watch, the books we read, the advertisements we see on TV, the music we download. Some of the messages our popular culture sends—like do whatever makes you happy and it’s fine to sleep around—are directly opposed to traditional values. They’re the kind of values that can get us in trouble. (Kindle Loc. 2421-2441)
The authors quote Russell Kirk, a great 20th Century conservative philosopher.
“A society in which men and women are governed by belief in an enduring moral order, by a strong sense of right and wrong, by personal convictions about justice and honor, will be a good society—whatever political machinery it may utilize; while a society in which men and women are morally adrift, ignorant of norms, and intent chiefly upon gratification of appetites, will be a bad society—no matter how many people vote and no matter how liberal its formal constitution may be”. (Kindle Loc. 2446)
I will leave you with this question: Regarding what Bennett and Cribb have written and from Russell Kirk’s perspective, how do you think America is now doing?
V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/8/15
P.S. There will be more to come about the philosophy of Conservatism.
I am now reading one of Russell Kirk’s books entitled, The Conservative Mind: From Burk to Eliot, and I will soon share some important insights gleaned from this powerful book with you.
I believe that a firm understanding of traditional American Conservatism will not only tell us what has gone wrong with America, it will also explain what must be done to restore it to its former glories.
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“Transgenders” in Opposite Sex Bathrooms/Showers?!
America: The land of the too free!
Very powerful LGBT political action groups have made astonishing gains in liberal states and with the radical liberal-progressive Obama administration in power. This they have done under the rubric of “freedom from discrimination and oppression”.
Of course allowing those who simply declare themselves to be “true transgenders” to move freely among naked showering or toileting members of the “traditional” opposite sex is not “freedom” it is social and moral chaos and degradation.
I mean no disrespect to a transgender person. However, I have placed quotations around that term transgender for the following reason: Forcing schools, agencies, sports arenas and businesses, etc., to attempt to define and judge who really is…and who really is not a “transgender” is an absurd and irresponsible delegation of authority. Just who are the experts when it comes judging who can enter America’s private places traditionally determined by the historical social convention and the biological sex of citizens.
Furthermore, it is beyond stupidity to assume that such a Post-Modren LGBT fabricated “civil right” will not be excitedly abused by good-ol’-fashioned sexual perverts.
I will soon discuss one of the essential features of American Conservatism: Traditional Values.
But, today my only goal is to provide a powerful illustration of what happens to any culture, now America’s culture, when it abandons its traditional values.
America’s traditional values have been a true and sacred gift distilled from the wisdom of the ages. America’s values derived from its Christian Founding can also be called Natural Law. These traditional values are the ancient gifts that made America great. They are now becoming our greatest losses that are most clearly wreaking destruction upon us all.
See for yourself!
It is important that you take time to read the following short article and also read the supporting articles and videos color highlighted in this main article.
Wake-Up Damn-Fool America!
V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.
P.S. This issue embodies just on of too many “ground-zero” destructive forces now vexing America. For more on this major threat, enter LGBT in the search box, top right of my web page. While you are there, follow me!