Archive for May, 2011

Memorial Day: USA

May 28, 2011

Memorial Day: USA

My friend, John R. Hundley  III, sent me the following letter about this Nation’s yearly Memorial Day.  I found his family tradition and the sad story of his younger sister’s fallen son-at-arms to be highly compelling. It is also a very inspirational story at many levels.

I hope you will  appreciate this true story and also, please do not fail to watch the video at the end.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.  5/27/11

P.S. I cannot correct the spacing problems in the first paragraph. This is a problem with Word Press, or maybe my lack of skill with this medium, not the original letter.

The following is the letter and the video.

Tom:  I read your latest e-mail message about the upcoming Memorial Day with
interest.  My younger sister, Nancy Hecker, edited and published a book
 entitled, “Lost Hero’s Art Quilt”, to accompany this work of art.   Her son,
Major William F. Hecker III, was killed in action in Iraq by a road side bomb in
January 5, 2006.  He is one of the fifty fallen soldiers depicted in the Lost
 Hero’s Art Quilt – one from each state.   Over the past two years, the Lost Hero’s
Art Quilt has been displayed in a number of state capitols throughout the United
States.  My sister said that involvement in this project has provided healing
and comfort to many of those involved.

My nephew, Major William F. Hecker, III, was a 1991 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  He later received a graduate degree in English and taught English composition at West Point for three years before being assigned to Iraq.  Before leaving for Iraq, he wrote a book on the military’s influence on Edgar Allen Poe and was on his way toward a goal of becoming a permanent member of the West Point faculty.

He left behind a widow and four children.  In accordance with his last wishes,
he is buried at West Point.

My brother-in-law, William F. Hecker, Jr. is also a West Point graduate.  His second son, Marine Captain John Hecker, is currently one of the Blue Angels.  My nephew’s cousin, Adam Hecker, producted a video about the Lost Hero’s Art Quilt which can be found on YouTube: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW9Wra3B7pA
.

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Memoral Day/ Holy Day

May 25, 2011

 Memorial Day/ Holy Day
I am a veteran, but I have failed to do something that is very important.
On Memorial Day I often have failed to meditated upon the true meaning of that sacred and solemn occasion. I intend to do so this coming weekend–and will try to do so on the number of Memorial Days  that I have left. I hope you will too.
But also, let’s have a great Holiday (Holy Day) weekend! So many of our fellow Americans have been maimed, or have perished, so that we can safely and happily enjoy our leisure times and our many freedoms.
Sadly, gratefully, and happily,
Tom Mawhinney, 5/25/11
P.S.  Thanks Debby and Tom for forwarding this to me.

MEMORIAL DAY











Keep it
moving, please,
even if you’ve seen it before.

It is
the


VETERAN
,
not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of
religion.

It is
the
VETERAN
,
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom
of the press.

It is
the VETERAN,
not the poet,
who has
given us freedom of speech.


It is
the
VETERAN
,
not the campus organizer,
who has given us
freedom to assemble.


It is
theVETERAN,
not the lawyer,
who has given us the
right to a fair trial.


It is
the
VETERAN
,
not the politician,

Who has given us the right to vote.



It is the

VETERAN
who
salutes the Flag,



It is

the

VETERAN
who serves
under the Flag,


ETERNAL
REST
GRANT THEM O LORD, AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON

THEM.

I’d be
EXTREMELY proud if this e-mail
reached as many as possible. We can be very
proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.


God

Bless them all!!!



“The Profit Thomas”

May 22, 2011

Gonzo sent the following quotes as a comment on one of my posts. They deserve to be posted on my blog, full view.

So here they are!

VTM

  Gonzo
gonzoreality.wordpress.com
gonzochp27@yahoo.com
24.7.235.149

Prophet Thomas (PBWH) received a great many pearls of wisdom from God. Among the many are:

When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which, if acted on, would save one-half the wars of the world.

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them…

My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

A Dishonorable Thing?

May 21, 2011

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“Give up money, give up fame, give up science, give the earth itself and all it contains rather than do an immoral act. And never suppose that in any possible situation, or under any circumstances, it is best for you to do a dishonorable thing, however slightly so it may appear to you… From the practice of the purest virtue, you may be assured you will derive the most sublime comforts in every moment of life, and in the moment of death.” –Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, 1785


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The Radical Islamic Dream: Kill or Convert All Infidels.

May 19, 2011

The Radical Islamic Dream: Kill or Convert All Infidels

I am back. The U.P. woods are coming alive. Saw a fox and a porcupine and heard the calls of about 10 different bird species. Very nice.

I am now back to another reality which I would like to deny, but absolutely will not.

Words cannot describe the distress that I feel as I become increasingly aware of the growing multiple threats to our way of life. We are threatened by our own social and political judgement and conduct problems which have been the topic of many of my blogs. But, just as vermin infects the diseased and susceptible animal in the wild with lethal effect; Radical Islam now attacks us at our moment of our economic and political weakness. This synergistic confluence of maladies could be the beginning of our end.

Radical Islam is now the greatest threat to our existence in modern history. This is especially so because we do not recognize its internal threat to us and this threat is growing under our very noses.

The Radical Islamic Dream is a threat far greater than Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan during WWII. The Atlantic and Pacific proved to be an insurmountable barrier to those foreign dreams of annihilating our socioculture.

The Islamic Dream and new strategies for killing, or converting all of the “infidels” on earth is far more clever, diabolical, and achievable. It uses all of the technological wonders produced by Western Culture as well as the West’s own precepts and laws about individual freedom to destroy us.

The Crusades have never ended. If we continue to sleep, humanity will again awaken to the nightmares of the Dark Ages.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.  5/19/11

Watch this, if you have the courage to face a modern reality.

Thanks, Gonzo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4TLQbVs5LQ&feature=player_embedded

The Conquest Of America by Illegal Destructive Immigration

May 16, 2011

The Conquest Of America by Illegal Destructive Immigration

The following article goes to the heart of one of the most constructive and destructive forces in cultural evolution. With respect to modern America, as well the rest of Western Culture, self-destruction will be our legacy.

The following article by Michael Barone is spot-on.

Obama is looking to gather new Hyspanic votes to increase his game-plan of transforming our culture into the Socialist Republic of America.

VTM, 5/16/11

Barack Obama’s immigration speech in El Paso May 10 was an exercise in electioneering and hypocrisy. Hypocrisy because while Obama complained about “politicians” blocking comprehensive immigration bills, he was one of them himself.

In 2007, when such a bill was backed by a lame duck Republican president and had bipartisan backing from Senate heavyweights Edward Kennedy and Jon Kyl, Sen. Obama voted for union-backed amendments that Kennedy and Kyl opposed as bill-killers.

In 2009 and 2010, President Obama acquiesced in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to pass cap-and-trade and bypass immigration and in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s decision not to bring an immigration bill to the floor.

Both times the votes were probably there to pass a bill. Obama did not lift a finger to help.

But that did not stop the president who is constantly calling for civility to heap scorn on those who seek stronger enforcement. “They’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat,” he said to laughter from the largely Latino audience. “Maybe they’ll want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.”

Was that on the teleprompter, or was it ad-libbed? In either case, Obama was showing his contempt for those who bitterly cling to the idea that the law should be enforced.

That’s no way to assemble the bipartisan coalition necessary to pass an immigration bill.

It’s obvious that nothing like the legalization (opponents say “amnesty”) provisions considered in 2007 can pass in this Congress. They can never pass the Republican House, where Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith is a longstanding opponent and Speaker John Boehner will not schedule a bill not approved in committee.

Nor will this Congress pass the most attractive proposal Obama mentioned, the Dream Act, providing a path to legalization for those brought in illegally as children who enroll in college or serve in the military. That failed last December in a more Democratic Senate and won’t pass now.

Some new approach is needed, and Obama did little to point the way. One idea, advanced by a bipartisan Brookings Institution panel, is a bill that would strengthen enforcement and would shift the U.S. away from low-skill and toward high-skill immigration.

Canada and Australia have done this to their great benefit. And with a sluggish economy it makes little sense, as current law does, to give preference to low-skill siblings of minimum wage workers rather than to engineering and science Ph.D.s. We need more job creators, not more job seekers.

 
Tags: Politics , Illegal Immigration , Barack Obama
 
Michael Barone

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Trash In–Trash Out!

May 16, 2011

Trash In—Trash Out!

I can’t tell you the number of times that I have heard this pithy remark about computers and our interactions with them. Today I appreciate the meaning of that exclaimation more than ever!

In my last post before the vacation that I am on now, I gave the web address to another’s blog that I had copied and posted for you to read and consider. The correct reference should have been, http://gonzoreality.wordpress.com/ .  Please visit there often.

Yesterday I was greatly distressed to learn that I had made a mistake on one small word of the address and this error would send the reader to a wrong and nefarious location that neither Gonzo or I would endorse.

If you went to this wrong location, I sincerely apologize to you.

I trust you will survive, and welcome to another damaging part of our modern world.

VTM, 5/16/2011

P.S. Sorry Gonzo….Ugh!

“Islamic Apartheid – Worldwide Pandemic”

May 12, 2011

I have been too busy trying to get things wrapped and to up to pack to leave for another walk in the woods of the U.P.. I’ll be gone about 5 days and will post items when I can find a hotspot for my laptop.

My friend Gonzo at www.Gonzorealilty.com gave me permission to post the following in its entirety. Do not fail to understand what is happening in the world and the United States. Radical Islam is in full bloody (as well as stealth) Jihad to establish dominance over the world of infidels. An infidel is defined as anyone who is not a Muslim.

Wake-Up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney Ph.D.    5/12/11

Islamic Apartheid – Worldwide Pandemic

by Gonzo on May 10, 2011

Religious ApartheidApartheid is defined as crimes against humanity committed via systematic oppression and domination by one group over any other group/groups, and committed with the intention of maintaining or expanding that regime. Crimes that reach such status are not isolated or sporadic events, but are part either of a government policy or when wide practice of atrocities are tolerated or condoned by a government or a de facto authority. Murder; extermination; torture; rape; political, racial, or religious persecution and other inhumane acts reach the threshold of crimes against humanity when they are part of a widespread or systematic practice.

I first started becoming aware of religious apartheid while following news stories about wide spread rape and murders by fundamental Islamists. I couldn’t help but notice how many different countries these heinous acts were being perpetrated in. I wondered if it was common for religious apartheid to occur in various countries, and why Islam seemed to be so predominant in the news stories. Now to be fair, the word “apartheid”, though it has Roman roots, is most commonly used with regard to South Africa and the internationally recognized racial apartheid that took place there. Present day Israel/quazi-Palenstine is another region of highly publicized accusations of apartheid, with both sides having convincing evidence that demonstrates systematic and government sponsored atrocities committed in the name of nationalism, but that is not really religious apartheid*. What I found most convincing, is the wide spread violence perpetrated by fundamental Islam that, taken as a whole, is clearly defacto apartheid, and the world seems largely unaware to its progress.

The most chilling examples of Islamic Apartheid is occurring in Pakistan, Egypt, and Africa, where Christians of all ages are being raped, tortured, and murdered either for being Christian, or as a method of forced conversion.

Pakistan:

Example 1) Baby Neeha, at the age of 2, was raped by the son of her father’s employer and left to die by the roadside. No one was arrested for the crime. The rape occurred because Neeha’s father refused to convert to Islam, a conversion being pressured upon him by his employer. The remaining family now lives in Canada because of follow up death threats for the crime of speaking out against the murder of his infant child.

Example 2) 28 yo male student raped and murdered for not converting to Islam {Click Here}

Example 3) Hundreds of Christian girls have been systematically raped and tortured until they “convert” to Islam, and then are quickly married in sham Muslim ceremonies. If the girls refuse to convert, they are often further brutalized, murdered, or further brutalized under Sharia Law for “adultery”. {Click Here} If they do “convert” and escape, they are often hunted down as apostates, to be further brutalized.

Example 4) Christian couple attacked – man burned alive, wife raped, for refusing to convert to Islam:{Click Here} <-in this instance, it was actually the police who were raping the wife.

There are many many more examples of this kind of atrocity, too many to list in this article. The reason this is apartheid in Pakistan is not only because the police and religious leaders are taking part in the atrocity, but State court has ruled that conversion of kidnapped girls (knowing it is done by rape) is acceptable to ages as young as 7 years old. {Click Here} . So violent the oppression, that other Christians, fearing for their own safety, try to convince Christian victim’s family members from speaking out against the Muslim attackers. Clearly this is Apartheid, religious and Political, since Islam is chiefly a Theocratic Political System.

Egypt:

While there has always been strife between Christians and Muslims in various parts of Egypt, since the overthrow of the Mubarak regime, fundamentalists have been stepping up the systematic attack on Christians. Church bombings, kidnapping and raping of young girls and women for the purpose of attempted conversion (exact same atrocities as are occurring in Pakistan), and political executions stain what was once a movement toward a new era of tolerance and democracy in Egypt. So critical has the violence against Christians in Egypt become, that Christian leaders have called upon international bodies to convene on their behalf, and on the behalf of other Islamic sects that are being targeted by fundamental Islamic predators.
{Click Here}
In Egypt today, once moderate religious leaders now seem to be embracing the more radical elements of Jihad.

Sudan, Niger, Darfur, Mauratania:

In these countries, children of both sexes, and women, are being systematically kidnapped, raped, forcibly converted to Islam, or taken as sex slaves by Arab men, while Christian communities are held at gunpoint against their will in order to be preyed upon. {Click Here}
and another: {Click Here}

Saudi Arabia:

Having already reached absolute control, any Christian texts or symbols have been made illegal in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is the home land of the most radical sect of Islam, the Wahhabi (aka Salafi). Strict forms of Sharia law are practiced there as a means of population control and oppression.
{Click Here}
But that is not all that occurs in Saudi Arabia. In fact, apartheid is indoctrinated in school children through subversive State sanctioned teachings. The textbooks take a very aggressive stance against Jews and Christians whom it views as unbelievers and eternal enemies of Islam. And if you do not believe, or even doubt, that Christians and Jews are unbelievers, you are an infidel yourself, and as such, are no longer a “protected soul”, whom the killing of is not considered murder.

Iraq:
March 2003-2009: 1,960 Christians Killed, Homes of 500,000 Confiscated, 200,000 forced to pay Jizyah, & Christian Population Falls from 2.1 million to 500,000, and serial attacks on churches, Christian homes, Christian buildings, and Christian families still continue as fundamental Islam in Iraq has nearly completed the total apartheid extermination of Christianity in Iraq as remaining Christians are escaping in mass to save their lives or from being targets of forced conversion through rape, murder, kidnapping, and torture.

Worldwide:

In all, Apartheid violence can be attributed to fundamental Islamists in a staggering 65 countries worldwide {Click Here} With such a staggering number of examples throughout the world, there is clear evidence that fundamental Islamists are systematically engaged in Religious/Political Apartheid against Christians, Jews, Hindu’s, Bahai’s (see Iran), and even other sects of Islam (as Shiite’s are being attacked by the radical form of Sunni=Salafi).

It would take an article hundreds of times longer than this one to list all of the events currently unfolding worldwide, with tens of thousands of incidents in the past decade. It is long past time for the international community to stand up and defend itself against this worldwide pandemic of fundamental atrocity committed under the guise of religious context, and at the hands of those who justify their crimes against humanity with Quranic versus.

Another factor which proves that this is apartheid is that the victims are systematically denied avenues for justice, either because those in power intimidate victim groups from speaking out, or enforce laws which effectually make speaking out against the law. Islamic States often have such laws whereby speaking out against an abusive system is considered blasphemy, which carries stringent punishment. According to Pew Polls, nearly 2/3 of Pakistani’s fear that fundamental Islamists will succeed in taking over the country. Apparently, they feel things could get worse. But how much worse can it be for those looking to escape Islam when a frightening 78% of Pakistani’s polled (84%+ in Egypt and Jordan) believe that the death penalty should be enforced against those leave Islam. Globally, polls of Muslims show a 30% agreement with the use of the death penalty for apostasy. While not the majority, given the wide spread belief in strict interpretations of Sharia Law, it is easy to understand how Islamic Apartheid can become such a global problem.

Wake up world! Your enemy is right under your noses and their goal is world domination through systematic rape, torture, murder, genocide, and enslavement. When the powers-that-be in these areas do nothing while the atrocities occur, and when they are spurred on by Islamic leaders in those communities, THAT is Apartheid. If the United Nations panel that is charged with preventing apartheid is incapable of recognizing and acting on this global issue, than it is time for free nations to act according to what is just to protect the children of the world from these savage attacks. Recognizing these demonic predators is not Islamophobia, it is a call to humanity against the inhumane.

How many more children must suffer while the rest of the world sleeps in apathy.
Demand from your politicians that they do more.

*However, the Palestinian Authority’s treatment of the Christians, Jews, women, gays and the refugees of 1948 has been compared by United Nations investigators, to South Africa’s treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era.


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Political Psychopathology of Progressive Liberalism

May 9, 2011

The Political Psychopathology of Progressive Liberalism

I saw Rosie O’Donald and Micheal Moore whining on T.V. that Osama should have been given a court trial.

I also saw that our military clergy are going to perform gay marriages on military bases in  the states that allow it.

We are still debating, pro and con, whether we should have released photographs of  Osama’s blown-up head or not.

These are the same people who insisted that we publish the photos of several of our military members abusing Muslims at the Abu Grab Prison. President Obama now is concerned  that releasing Osama’s  death photo might incite the Islamic world against us.

The Obama administration is trying to vilify those who water-boarded three top executive Islamic terrorists. The nick-name of the currier to Osama was reportedly only obtained through water boarding (along with other highly valuable intelligence). This nick-name eventually lead to Osama.

Interesting, this administration and a large number of our citizens support summarily blowing Osama’s head off but, they are aghast at the thought of  water-boarding him or slapping him on the stomach.

In fact, Eric Holder is still prosecuting those CIA agents who, under governmental orders, water-boarded the three terrorists that started the trail to Osama who we shot in the head.

We should give those agents medals and investigate the Obama administration more closely.

It does not require a licensed psychologist to tell you that America has become a pathologically conflicted nation.

You can see that for yourself….unless you suffer from the political psychopathology of progressive liberalism.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

How To Drive Gas Prices Down!

May 7, 2011

How To Drive Gas Prices Down!

VTM, 5/7/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpcPfAarjY&NR=1


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