Archive for April, 2016

Our Wonderful Son Has Passed

April 21, 2016

Our Wonderful Son Has Passed

Our beloved son, Sean Thomas, passed away on Friday April 15. He suffered an abdominal aneurysm and was gone in a matter of seconds.

Sean’s three children were with him when he passed away and the shock and trauma of it is now settling down, somewhat, for them and us. We are so relieved to know that he did not suffer badly in his passing.

Our own great sadness will diminish in time, but we know there will always be transient sadness’s that will come to visit us.

My dear mother sometimes warned me that “life is not a bowl of cherries”. She also taught that life was sometimes “unfair”. Of course, my mother was telling me the truth…as always.

As you can tell from the following, we were so very proud of our Sean and we loved him more than we can express.

We hope you will remember that your friends and loved one’s can be gone in a blink of the eye, when you least expect it.  We hope you will show and express your love to them at every opportunity.

God’s Blessings to you and all who you love.

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Sean Thomas Mawhinney, 46, of South Bend, IN passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 in his home surrounded by his children. Sean was a proud Graduate of Ball State University and was a successful business manager and sales associate with an industrial supply company.

Most of all, Sean was dedicated to God, his three children, his family and many friends. Sean loved people and he continuously demonstrated this with words and actions. A person’s race, creed, age, education or wealth did not matter. If someone was a good person, with a “good heart”, they could be his friend. He loved to laugh with everyone. He enjoyed Seinfeld, “Survivor”, history, and all genres of music (particularly the “Grateful Dead”).

Sean was big, strong, intellectually curious and persuasive. He would defend right against wrong when necessary. He was soft-hearted and caring to those in need. Sean loved all sports, especially Notre Dame Football and he was a tough guard on the Adams high school football team. He loved golf, sailing, fishing, campfires, going “Up-North”, birds and their songs, snakes, pollywogs, crayfish—nearly all of God’s creatures. He literally would not hurt a fly.

Sean’s greatest gift to all of us was his and Lori’s three wonderful children, Kelin, Camren and Macey; they were the main focus of his life. He is now with God, and continues to live through his children, loved ones and friends. Our Sean would tell you, “it’s all good”.

Below is a photograph of our Sean happily waving the peace-sign from our Sally Louise; close on the wind and moving swiftly.

Rob Orlaske's photo.

Fare you well, our beloved Son.

Tom, Sally  and Brian Mawhinney, 4/21/16

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A Real vs. Fake Commander-in-Chief!

April 15, 2016

A Real vs. Fake Commander-in-Chief!

Feast your eyes on a real Commander-in-Chief!

Now, view America’s fake Commander-in-Chief in action.
   These are the images and actions of our Commander-in-Socialist/Marxist Chief Traitor who despises our military and has has decimated it to Pre-WW II levels of readiness and capability. Obama has engineered all of this at a time of rising threats from North Korea, Russia, Iran and the ongoing WWIII against ISIS.  His goal was to “Transform” (read DESTROY) America and he has nearly done so.
    Obama made a Marine hold an umbrella over his head.  Obama showed no respect to this man or his uniform.

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Obama disgracefully saluted a Marine with Coffee cup in hand

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On August 5th 2014 Barack Obama played a game of golf and did not attend the funeral of Major General Harold Greene. General Greene was the highest ranking officer to be killed in combat since the Vietnam war.

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Obama did not salute a Marine as he got onto Marine One. The pilot appeared to remind him to do so. Obama never saluted the Marine, but went back and shook his hand.

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    If you are not yet convinced of Obama’s great disrespect of America’s military, please review the many things that his policies have actually accomplished  in his quest to destroy America’s military.
   America is now in enmeshed in WWIII and there is no way-out but to reconstruct our once unparalleled military, as well as our American social and economic infrastructure that supports it.
   Wake-Up America! 
   Vote for very strong Constitutional Conservatives in all upcoming elections. Fail in this and what was once known as Western Civilization, along with its American pinnacle, will fade to history.
   Fail to do this and there will certainly be catastrophic consequences for you and your loved ones.
   V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/15/16
P.S. Thanks to Vic Palenske for sending me important elements of this blog.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration

April 14, 2016

President Teddy Roosevelt on Immigration

We are loosing America!

The public signs and phone options in Spanish are just one of hundreds of symptoms of America’s decline. So is the increasingly common practice of presenting one’s self as an African-American, Mexican-American, Italian-American, etc., etc..

The same can be said when angry Americans and immigrants brandish their original country’s flags during various protests, or desecrate our own.

America is being balkanized into ethnic, religious, and life-style factions all vying for political, social and economic domination. It can reasonably be said that America is at war with itself.

In the late 1940’s there were immigrants from Germany who entered our school system in my small town and one such family lived on my block. The children learned to speak and read English rapidly because our schools and the American Culture demanded that they did so. I recall that their parents and the elderly normally learned our language more slowly. Our Lutheran Church kindly had German services for the elderly that continued for many years.

Although adult German immigrants were sometimes slower than their children to learn English, they did learn to speak and read our language. I was blessed to date a girl from a family of German heritage. Many of her relatives (Grandparents, Aunts and Uncles) could speak fluent German, but they were also fluent in English and English had become their primary language.

I married this young lady in 1963 and have been blessed by my beloved wife and her  wonderful and thoroughly American family ever-since.

I never once head any of my wife’s relatives refer to themselves as German-Americans. All of them worked hard, took no governmental hand-outs, and they lived successful and relatively prosperous lives as proud Americans.

America must return to Teddy Roosevelt’s strong views on the ways that legal American Immigration should be managed.

Regarding a different, but related matter, Illegal immigration must be stopped immediately.

Please see the following:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/troosevelt.asp

I ask you to be sure to vote conservative…very conservative.

V. Thomas Mawhinney,

P.S.. President Teddy Roosevelt’s resounding words about American Immigration were sent to me by an exemplary legal German post-WWII immigrant school-mate named John Plume.

Eulogy for America

April 11, 2016

Eulogy for America

These powerful words have been floating around in cyberspace for several years. Do not fail to read assessment of America’s condition, then decide for yourself.

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The American dream ended on November 6th, 2012 in Ohio. 
The second term of Barack Obama has
been the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and developed the greatest republic in the history of mankind.
 
A coalition of blacks, Latinos, feminists, gays, government workers, union members, environmental extremists, the media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy,” the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other “fellow  travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.

You will never again out-vote these people. It will take individual acts of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the rights we have allowed them to take away.  It will take zealots, not moderates and shy, not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore our  beloved country to its former status.

People like me, and you, are completely politically irrelevant, and I will probably never again be able to legally comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot being fired.

The cocker spaniel is off the front porch, the pit bull is in the back yard. The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” and the likes of Chicago shyster David Axelrod along with international socialist George Soros have been pulling the strings on their beige puppet [and] have brought us Act 2 of the New World Order. The curtain will come down but the damage has been done, the story has been told.

Those who come after us will once again have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to white guilt and political correctness.

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I believe that this description of modern and rapidly declining America is the truth.  I do hope that the last paragraph is incorrect, but God only knows.

The one thing that is not true about this quote is the attributed author, Franklin Graham,  son of Billy Graham. According to Snopes, the author has always been anonymous.

However, this does not detract from the truth of the words written by whoever the author was.

I judge that this chunk of “cyberspace flotsam” is a fitting eulogy for modern America.

America, you damned-well better wake-up!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/11/16

 

 

Operant Behavior and Cultural Evolution

April 8, 2016

Operant Behavior and Cultural Evolution

B. F. Skinner is often credited with being the greatest psychologist of the 20th Century.

In my judgment, and that of countless others, Skinner deserves this special honor  because his prodigious research and writings gave birth to the psychological science of Behavior Analysis. Furthermore, his work also led to the development of the science and technology of Applied Behavior Analysis. Skinner’s efforts and that of his legions of followers has culminated in, and continues to yield, the world’s most powerful and practical applications of psychology to ameliorate human behavior problems. But, even better, the wise use of this behavior technology could lead to the prevention of human behavior problems!

One old saying is: “An Ounce Of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure”. This rule  could be one important the key to sociocultural longevity, if humans can be helped to care for such future outcomes.

Societies that do not teach their children and young adults about science-based findings about the environmental forces that shape human behavior patterns, as well as an effective moral code to their populations, fail to do so at their own great peril. The dramatically increasing behavior problems in America’s society, and others, provide stark support for this conclusion.

Some of B. F. Skinner’s prophetic words were published in 1971 in his powerful little book,  Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Please read the following samples of his writing with care and you may begin to understand one great source of America’s citizen’s behavior problems.

Then get the entire book and learn some essential information that relatively few citizens know.

Sample 1.

Twenty-five hundred years ago it might have been said that man understood himself as well as any other part of his world. Today he is the thing he understands least (Kindle Loc. 64).

In other words, as we have advanced our understanding in all other areas of science and technology, we have remained woefully ignorant of the psychological science and technology that shapes our own behavior patterns. Skinner also wrote about the fact that the health and longevity of all cultures rest upon the understanding and benevolent use of this science and technology of human behavior.

Sample 2.

In trying to solve the terrifying problems that face us in the world today, we naturally turn to the things we do best. We play from strength, and our strength is science and technology. To contain a population explosion we look for better methods of birth control. Threatened by a nuclear holocaust, we build bigger deterrent forces and anti-ballistic-missile systems. We try to stave off world famine with new foods and better ways of growing them. Improved sanitation and medicine will, we hope, control disease, better housing and transportation will solve the problems of the ghettos, and new ways of reducing or disposing of waste will stop the pollution of the environment. We can point to remarkable achievements in all these fields, and it is not surprising that we should try to extend them. But things grow steadily worse, and it is disheartening to find that technology itself is increasingly at fault. Sanitation and medicine have made the problems of population more acute, war has acquired a new horror with the invention of nuclear weapons, and the affluent pursuit of happiness is largely responsible for pollution. As Darlington has said, ‘Every new source from which man has increased his power on the earth has been used to diminish the prospects of his successors. All his progress has been made at the expense of damage to his environment which he cannot repair and could not foresee’.

Whether or not he could have foreseen the damage, man must repair it or all is lost. And he can do so if he will recognize the nature of the difficulty. The application of the physical and biological sciences alone will not solve our problems because the solutions lie in another field. Better contraceptives will control population only if people use them. New weapons may offset new defenses and vice versa, but a nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. New methods of agriculture and medicine will not help if they are not practiced, and housing is a matter not only of buildings and cities but of how people live. Overcrowding can be corrected only by inducing people not to crowd, and the environment will continue to deteriorate until polluting practices are abandoned.

In short, we need to make vast changes in human behavior, and we cannot make them with the help of nothing more than physics or biology, no matter how hard we try (Kindle Loc. 31-50).

The powerful truth that B. F. Skinner has tried to explain to us is that our most enduring and damaging problems are a result of the ignorant management of our own individual and collective behavior. Furthermore, our ignorance can be remediated only if we will study the right available information and convert this knowledge into practice.

I have taught my psychological subject matter as a professor for 36 years and also taught and applied it within my a private practice for a similar duration. Over this time I have watched as America has all but destroyed itself, largely through the gross misapplication of these very elemental psychological principles.

I believe that certain sociopolitical and economic philosophies are compatible with, and naturally catalytic to, the societal integration of these elementary principles of psychology…and that is why they have consistently succeed.

It is clear to me that other sociopolitical and economic philosophies are naturally antithetical to these elementary principles of psychology and this is why they have consistently failed.

In my judgement, many important elementary principles of psychology are inherent in  conservative political and economic philosophies and practices. Although the resulting behavioral and cultural outcomes are never perfect, history demonstrates conservative principles are superior to those of other sociocultural designs. I judge that B. F. Skinner would not have agreed with many of my political/economic conclusions on this last matter and I am certain many of his followers do not.

On the other hand, the natural elemental principles of psychology, as implemented by progressive/socialist political and economic philosophies consistently damage motivation and most often lead to increased rates of maladaptive and self-destructive behavior among its citizens and leaders. These tragedies are are illustrated by the fact that socialist leaders normally gather the lions-share of power and material gains, at the great expense of their citizens….including the imprisonment and even death of over one hundred of million of them by starvation and execution. The arrested development, if not the horrific decline, of entire socialist/communist societies is clearly documented by history.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 4/8/18

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend

President and Clinical Director, Behavioral Psychological Family Services

 

 

The Big Lie: “Islam Is Peace”

April 4, 2016

The Big Lie: “Islam Is Peace”

How could anyone keep their temper and a straight face when they hear this stinking dirty lie?!

The phrase, “Islam is Peace”, is B.S..

I am certain that this is propaganda spread by Islamists, progressive/socialists and anarchists who wish to destroy all vestiges of Western Civilization, and replace them with their own fantasies of “utopias on earth”. The “utopias” that in history have only lead to epochs of death and destruction.

Their work is nearly complete in Europe and now they will focus more heavily on America.

Wake-Up America!

You must view this near countless compendium of Islamic terrorist atrocities both recently and over many years.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/attacks/attacks.aspx?Yr=Last30

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 44/16

P.S. 1, Be sure to inspect the methodology of the construction of these listings. They have done the best they reasonably can to be accurate.

http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/pages/site/the-list.aspx

P.S. Thanks again to John Plume for bringing this website to my attention.

Obama Destroys America’s Military

April 3, 2016

Obama Destroys America’s Military

Obama has done his best to destroy America’s military. Those who think that he is doing this for “our own good” or perhaps the “good of the world”, must still be searching for the tooth fairy.

Obama promised to “Transform America” during his first Presidential run. That phrase is well known to progressive socialists, Marxist revolutionaries and anarchists around the world. It is “code” for destroying traditional Western Civilizations and replacing them with socialism. Between this crew and their cooperative relationship with Radical Islam, they are making great progress.

The low-information crowd, fools and rank progressive/socialists among us elected Obama, not once but twice. Many conservatives and others continue to underestimate him. Guess what, he is not stupid or inexperienced, he has accomplished exactly what he set-out to do!

It is just this simple: Destroy our military and the world will destroy us.

Our traitorous “Commander in Chief” knew this and his “Transformation of America” is now nearing completion.

The following is a synopsis of a 4/1/16 Fox News report on the debilitated state of America’s military, thanks to President Obama. Yes, it was aired on April Fool’s Day…and we Americans are the fools.

Please tollerate the brief ad that precedes this video. You must see what Obama has done to America’s military, below.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4827664489001/fox-news-reporting-rising-threats-shrinking-military/?intcmp=hpvid1&playlist_id=2114913880001#sp=show-clips

Now, just to further validate the point of this blog, the following additional video appears to show our so-called “Commander-in-Chief disrespecting a Marine, who stands as a symbolic representative of America’s military. Watch as the military pilot of Obama’s  helicopter appears to instruct Obama to go back and show respect to the Marine.

Obama has often disrespected our military. For more confirming evidence, please read the following very short report and view the riveting video:

http://conservativebyte.com/2014/06/wont-believe-obamas-display-disrespect-military/#

Do not think, for a second, that Obama is unaware of the Presidential protocol for responding to a military salute to him. Given the Presidential core of advisors on protocol, that cannot be true.

Obama has nearly destroyed America. Now the America’s vote will soon determine if Socialists Clinton or Sanders will complete the job.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 4/2/16

P.S., Thanks to John Plume for alerting me to the last video.

Kanye West: Ignorant About Politics

April 1, 2016

Kanye West: Ignorant About Politics

I do not intend to insult Mr. Kanye West. After -all, we are all ignorant about many things. Ignorance can be corrected through by our work to learn what it is we are ignorant about.

Kanye recently revealed his profound ignorance with the following statement:

“I think human beings can create a Utopia”

This statement is attributed to Kayne West on twitter, 3/13/16, as presented in the April 2016  issue of The Limbaugh Letter.

Kanye is a celebrity and this means that many of his admirers are certain to imitate his thoughts on this matter and apply them to American politics in the upcoming Presidential contest.

God help us!

I will hope that Kanye will dedicate himself to learning about progressive/socialist political movements  and their abject failure to create “Utopias” on earth.

I invite Kanye, and anyone who is interested in learning (or refreshing their memory) on this topic to spend some time considering my following blogs about the politics of liberalism and their totally failed quest for Utopia.

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2016/02/13/why-americans-should-hate-liberalism/

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2016/02/14/why-americans-sh…ate-liberalism-2/

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2016/02/19/why-americans-should-hate-liberalism-3/

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2016/02/21/why-americans-should-hate-liberalism-4/

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2016/02/21/why-americans-should-hate-liberalism-4/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 4/1/16

P.S. I confess that I do not like Kanye West’s “Hip-Hop”, Gangsta from the Hood, thugish style.

My position has nothing to do with race. I am more of a Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, B.B. King and  Buddy Guy…kinda guy.

 

 


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