Archive for May, 2016

A Memorial Day Salute: The Submarine Service

May 30, 2016

A Memorial Day Salute: The Submarine Service

I do not wish to detract from any of the sacrifices of any branches of America’s Military on this Memorial Day, 2016. I would like to briefly focus upon the Navy’s Submarine Service, however.

When I attended submarine school in New London, Connecticut (in 1961), liberty would often find us in a string of old bars in that small town. I have a very clear memory of one of our favorites named, the “Victory Bar”.

At the old Victory Bar, I could feel the presence of the countless sailors who likely had a good time and a few drinks there, before they graduated from submarine school and assigned to one of our war-time fleet submarines. I was mindful of the many  submarines and their crews stationed at the New London Submarine Base during WWII. So many departed on war patrols from there, never to return. They too were on “liberty” at the Victory Bar.

On the wall, in back of the bar–below a long black suspended drape, were name-plates of all of the submarines stationed in New London that were lost during WWII.

A visit to the Victory Bar was an interesting emotional experience. There was a mixture of great pride, happiness, and excitement; tinged with sadness for those brave submariners lost at sea before our time.

For many of us, there was also a tingle of foreboding as we contemplated the gravity of what we had volunteered to do. But we were young and fortified with youth’s delusion invincibility. My own sense of invincibility was shattered before my third and last patrol, when two of my shipmates transferred to the Thresher and perished with her entire crew when she sank on April 10, 1963.

As submariners say of their mates lost at sea: “They are now on Eternal Patrol”.

The men that served on submarines during WWII suffered the highest casualty rate of all the branches of service. Submariners receive hazardous duty pay because, in peace time or war, life aboard a submarine presents special and potentially cataclysmic dangers for the entire crew. When a sub goes down, it is uncommon for anyone to survive.

Therefore,  today I am posting the names of the submarines that have been lost in war-time and peace. The actual names of their crew members are also posted for many of these subs.

The Submarine Service is often called the “Silent Service”. This post is dedicated to helping America’s Submarine Service to not be so “silent” on this Memorial day.

God Bless all submarine sailors, now on eternal patrol.

Please remember their supreme sacrifices along with the rest of America’s Service men and women.

http://maritime.org/pamphist/subslost.htm

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 5/30/16

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The Sadness of Memorial Day

May 29, 2016

The Sadness of Memorial Day

I hope you will enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. I hope you will cherish time with loved-ones and friends.

Please take a few moments to feel some sadness for the loss of our military men and women who’s ultimate sacrifice has made all of our joys possible. Be sure to express your appreciation to those who served and are still alive.

VTM, 5/29/16

 

 

Nuking Japan: No Apology! (Memorial Day 2016)

May 29, 2016

Nuking Japan: No Apology! (Memorial Day 2016)

A large percentage of Americans are ignorant about WWII conditions that led to this, admittedly, horrific event.

I use the term, ignorant with humility, as I too remain ignorant about many things. But ignorance about one’s own cultural heritage can be lethal to one’s own culture!  It is imperative  to prevent such areas of ignorance through proper education.

Of course, ignorance about one’s culture can be remediated, but this is a hit-or-miss inefficient strategy. In this critically important matter, we have failed miserably. Early prevention of  culturally self-destructive ignorance such is an essential policy!

Sadly, for them most part, remediation is the intent of this blog.

With Obama’s recent visit to Japan, comes a flood of regret, shame and condemnation over America’s decision to deployed nuclear weapons against Japan in order to end WWII.

I believe that the vast majority of those, who now ignorantly condemn America’s Greatest Generation for this act, would think differently if they understood the facts that led to this decision.  

If you know people who are ignorant about the war-time imperatives that led to America’s nuclear attack Japan, I dearly hope you will send them this article.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2016/05/27/no-america-dropping-atomic-bombs-on-japan-was-a-good-thing-n2161273

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 5/29/16

Immigration: All Americans Must See This!

May 26, 2016

Immigration: All Americans Must See This!

The following is another of the clearest Illustrations of our self-destructive immigration policies that I have ever seen.

The main problem appears to be that our politicians care only about their electability and the extension of their power base. They are not controlled by the consequences of their actions upon the next generation.

This appears to be the fatal flaw in our now largely unprincipled political system.

Correct this, or America is lost. Indeed, it may already be lost.

Vote for strongly Judeo/Christian principled candidates. Do not listen to what they say, evaluate what they have done in the past. Vote for those who understand that open borders and very high rates of legal immigration will destroy any socioculture.  America is no exception. Also, vote for term limits for Congress.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 5/26/16

“Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs”

May 25, 2016

“Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs”

Thanks to Vic Palenske for sending this to me.

See America’s “Good Samaritan” delusional thinking and self-destructive policies on immigration.

When it comes to immigration, among many other neo-conservative and radical-liberal/progressive  policies, America is nuts!

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 5/25/16

The Transgender Bathroom/Shower Strategy

May 24, 2016

The Transgender Bathroom/Shower Strategy

The truth is that most pre-teen and adolescent boys would fantasize about this bathroom/shower arrangement…not to mention a few adult males and fewer females!

The other truth is that such an arrangement would be inconceivable to  normal adults, up until just recently. Now virtually all of “normal” America is in stunned disbelief over this bizarre cultural evolution

So the big question is: How in the hell did this happen?!!

Most Americans have no idea.

The very short article below provides the explanation.

America better wake-up because the inexorable forces of Our Great Undoing never rest. Therefore we must never rest and we had better learn this once-and-for-all.  Seven years of radical liberal/progressive political dominance has brought us to near destruction.

Vote radical liberals, so-called “progressives”, out of political office…and keep them out of office!

http://totalconservative.com/lgbt-lobbyists-turned-bathrooms-issue/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., 5/24/16

Bill Whittle on The Donald!

May 23, 2016

Bill Whittle on The Donald!

You do not want to miss this one! There is an interesting surprise at the beginning of this video…Don’t miss it!

Thanks to Vic Palenske for sending this to me.

V. Tom Mawhinney, 5/23/16

As Europe Goes: So Goes America?!!

May 20, 2016

As Europe Goes: So Goes America?!!

You had better vote against radical liberal/progressive politicians and say your prayers that the title of this blog is wrong!

IT WILL NOT BE WRONG UNLESS AMERICAN CITIZENS MAKE IT WRONG!

I want to thank Lee Hornack for sending this stunning and prophetic video to me.

Absolutely every American, particularly our friends and acquaintances who are liberals and progressives. must see this video.

 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 5/20/16

Some of Obama’s lies About Islam

May 18, 2016

Some of Obama’s lies About Islam

I support the video documentation of all of Obama’s lies about Islam.

Regarding his last alleged lie, I will simply let you decide.

In my view, if God Damned America, as his preacher demanded; it is because America turned its back on God and his rules for personal conduct.

See what you think!

 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 5/18/16

P.S., Thanks to Lee Hornack for sending this to me!

Transgenders Pick Opposite Bio-Sex Showers/Bathrooms in American?!

May 15, 2016

“Transgenders” Pic Opposite Bio-Sex Showers/Bathrooms in American Schools?!

There really are people who feel deeply that they have been born into the wrong body. Theirs can be a difficult life and I sympathize with their plight.

On the other hand, among children and adolescents sexual experimentation has always been more frequent than meets they eye. Research has shown that many young people who declare that they are gay or lesbian become exclusively heterosexual in adulthood. So, they were not what thought they were during their youth!

http://www.mygenes.co.nz/change.htm

This study did not include transgenders, but it is reasonable to assume that there is also changeability among many youth who feel they may be transgenders, as well.

Whenever a modern society popularizes and glamorizes certain behavior patterns through its ubiquitous media, and then provides special recognition and privileges to those who adopt the behavior patterns in question, society can expect to see an increase in these behavior patterns. This increase is produced by well-researched mechanisms of behavioral contagion that I have detailed elsewhere in my blogs.

In one of my previous blogs, I describe some of the ways psychopathology can spread among our youth. This blog relates to the current concerns about the transgender/bathroom debate, even though transgenders are not mentioned there. I hope you will take time to read it.

https://culturalsurvivalskills.me/2015/03/30/bad-behavioral-contagion-and-the-smart-phone/

It is estimated that 3/10ths of a percent of our population is transgender. While there is evidence that this human problem can have a genetic basis, its occurrence within a large population will also be influenced by environmental factors, as described in the behavioral contagion blog referenced above.

But beyond these important concerns, we must ask ourselves why, all of a sudden, has President Obama decreed that our entire society must open our showers and bathrooms to anyone who simply proclaims, ,without psychological/psychiatric evidence, that they are a transgender.  Particularly when less than one percent of the population (at least for the present) are in this tiny minority.

Here is my take on this bizarre dictate from a radical, traditional America-hating liberal progressive dedicated, as evidenced by his own statements and subsequent consistent actions, on “Transforming America”.

This is simply one of many radical-liberal progressive strategies to create chaos in America. Out of chaos frequently comes cultural revolution; and this is their clear and stated goal.

Do not be naive; there will be many more of these cultural destabilizing policies to come.

Note also, that our frenzied focus on this wacky idea has functioned as a proverbial “red herring”, throwing American citizens off-the-trail of how the Obama administration has already damaged America and how profoundly threatened our National future really is.

Just think about this:

Our economy is in a wreak, we are already being sucked into WWIII, we are overrun with illegal immigrants and  under attack by Islamic terrorists.  Russia, North Korea, and Iraq are loose “nuclear cannons on deck”. We are flooded with drugs, in part because Obama will not enforce federal laws on drugs. Several states have now legalized marijuana for recreational use and many others are considering doing the same. Crime is rampant our in our large cities and the murder rates in them are terrifying. Our educational, judicial, law enforcement, prisons and social welfare systems are a overwhelmed and failing. Our political system is corrupt and incompetent.

And now the government threatens to terminate governmental funds for education in states that do not let transgenders, i.e., anyone who simply says they feel that they are a transgender, into  showers and bathrooms of their preference?!

I have said it before and I am saying again, as often as I can, America is nuts!!

The following video is a fair and detailed debate on this topic. I hope you will educate yourself on this and other political matters and then…vote to stop the madness in America!

Please tolerate the very short ad that precedes this important video.

http://my.xfinity.com/video/texas-lt-gov-transgender-decree-will-cause-chaos/685563459807/Comcast/FOXNews_newest?cid=featurednews_sf_trumpveep&tab=news

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

5/15/16

 


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