Greater Threats To Our Way Of Life

Greater Threats To Our Way Of Life

There is so much going on in the world and in America that it is hard to attend to it all and to understand “the big picture”. Failing to accurately interpret all of these historical events, and take appropriate action will spell disaster for we Americans .

I have not listened to Glenn Beck regularly because I am sometimes put of by matters of style. However, in the past several days I have chanced to hear some of his radio analyses of the current revolutionary happenings around the world and in the U.S.. Some of these events .are the Radical Islamic initiatives with Mexican drug cartels, the frighteningly fragile state of our economy, and the stunning power of public employee unions and their daily contact with, and influence in, the White House. And there is much more.

I must say that Glenn is now making more sense to me than I prefer. Furthermore, and for several strong reasons, I have come believe that America’s confluent and synergistic internal and external crises are a greater threat our way of life than anything in recent history, including WWI and WWII.

I urge you to tune-in to Glenn Beck’s shows and decide for yourself. I can assure you that you will hear nothing of the kind in the popular media. The popular media has been captured by progressive activists and the truth about our predicament will not be found there.

In a recent Imprimis article, It’s Never Just the Economy, Stupid, Brian T. Kennedy made a strong case for the threat that is radical Islam and Sharia Law abroad and within the United States. He then reviewed China’s military build-up and its plans to defeat us economically and militarily; Russia’s potential resurgence; the North Korean threat; as well as the Iranian threat and growing instability in numerous countries of the oil rich Middle East. This while our President Obama has enforced shutdowns in our own oil industry.

Kennedy warns that, with our narrowed focus upon a few rogue states and on our own internal problems such as Obama-care, we had better be certain that our representatives do not overlook their constitutional mandate to “provide for a common defense–in the true sense of the word” (Imprimis, Jan. 2011, Volume 40, Number 1).

As Kennedy said: It’s Never Just the Economy, Stupid“.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


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2 Responses to “Greater Threats To Our Way Of Life”

  1. jennifer Says:

    Dear Tom,
    A few comments:

    1. Between the crying, the “chalkboard” rants, and the puppet shows he puts on, I really can’t understand what points, if any, Glenn Beck is trying to convey. I realize that state employee unions have become a very polarizing issue, but I don’t feel a college drop out like Beck needs to be criticizing teachers.

    2. Rush Limbaugh called educators “freeloaders” on his program last week. Limbaugh is also, like Beck, a college drop out. Do you, as an educator, feel like a freeloader?

    3. Teachers’ unions have been especially targeted in Wisconsin, but police officers and firefighters were excluded from Wisconsin’s anti-union bill. Are their unions not “draining” the state dry, economically as well?

    4. Steve Fitzgerald was picked to head Wisconsin’s State Police under Republican Governor Walker. He is the father of two powerful Wisconsin Republican lawmakers. At the age of 68, I assume he was drawing on his Wisconsin police state pension, negotiated at some point, by yes, a union.

    Public School Teacher


    • vtmawhinney Says:

      Thanks for your comments. I did not support the movment at my university to unionize and we did not. Most teachers are not freeloaders, many are. Tenure for gradeschool, junior highschool, and highschool teachers is damaging to education and to our society. FDR concluded that unions for public servants was against the common good and I agree. Police, Fire, and public teachers should not be unionized. This sets up a corrupt political circle of influence. I think you know that.

      Best wishes, VTM


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