Archive for May, 2017

A Special Memorial Day Tribute: 2017

May 29, 2017

A Special Memorial Day Tribute: 2017

Tom and Debbie Zellers sent this to me and it is, indeed, a very special tribute to all of America’s fallen military personnel. 

This is, as only President Ronald Reagan could do it!

I hope you will watch this short video. I will also ask that you please show it to your children, teens and young adults. 

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Memorial Day 2017

 

Just watch this short video and think back over the years.  
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America: Prepare for War!

May 23, 2017

The following is a timely re-blog.

It is appropriate that we reflect upon the fragility (and importance) of America’s Geopolitical position in the new light of President Trump’s war on Islamic terrorism, nuclear developments in North Korea and Iran, and ongoing terrorists attacks on Great Britain and around the world.

It is only a matter of time until America will be hit again, again and again.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 5/23/17

A Dangerous World: America, Prepare for War!

It is all so very complex. 

  • North Korea is threatening to shoot nuclear war-headed missiles at America and they will be able to do so very soon, if not now! They also are threatening our friends, the South Koreans.
  • Russia is threatening aggression against us and they are doing everything to defeat us on the world geopolitical stage, as is China.
  • China is building man-made islands in international areas of the South China Sea. Both China and Russia have conducted military exercises in that region. These are clear threats to that area of the world and to important American interests there.
  • Iran is threatening to destroy both Israel and America.
  • Radical Islamic forces are at war with us, as well as every other “Infidel” society in the world.
  • Our military is stretched and over-burdened because it is now spread over a half-dozen hot-spots involving actual combat, with an important strategic presence in many other countries around the world.
  • Our military has been allowed to deteriorate and weaken to pre-WWII levels.
  • Our economy is teetering on the brink of collapse.
  • Our society is in a frightening state of social and moral decline.
  • Too many of our youthful population, who would fight in what appears to be an already deepening WWIII, are soft and sissified by countless family, social, political and technological changes.

Finally, our many enemies have been emboldened by eight years of President Obama’s purposefully self-destructive and deceitfully facilitating policies favoring these enemies.

Anyone who accurately perceives the dangerous ways of this world, and American history, must know that the most sure road to peace is to be very prepared for war.

America, you had better say your prayers and wake-up fast!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3293763/north-korea-nukes-russia-warns-donald-trump-kim-jong-un/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.    4/10/17

Democracy is Failing in America!

May 13, 2017

Democracy is Failing in America!

I have studied the decline of societies since the mid-1980’s. In doing so, I have observed the various cultural evolutions in America and have read extensively in the literature of cultural evolution and cultural decline. My research has also led me to study the various components of sociocultures including American and World History, Religion, forms of Government, Economics, and more.

This intellectual experience has been greatly rewarding and has informed my various writings, including over 1500 blogs that I have published on this website.

After all of this, I have now grown used to people characterizing me as an extremest and my views as a form of radical conservatism. In response, I politely joke that I am “a little to the right of Attila the Hun”! I then often  follow this remark with the truth: “I am an American Constitutional Conservative.” This remark normally leads to blank expressions of my critics, ending that portion of our conversation.

I have come to recognize the title of this blog and my views of America’s obvious decline as a perfectly predictable symptoms of America’s transition into an aging or “Late Democracy”.

One of the most prescient books I have ever read is: Democracy: And Why It Will Fail In America, by John L. Bowman.

Bowman integrates the observations and predictions of philosophers and historians from the Early Greeks, to our Founding Fathers, and on to similar great thinkers of our more modern times….all integrated into a factual whole.

If you wonder why I use the words  “factual whole”: This is because the sum total of this massive intellectual achievement not only predicts the evolution to failure of democracies through history; It perfectly predicts America’s present state of decline.

At 75 years of age, I have witnessed the seemingly inexorable evolution of American Culture from its approximate azimuth in the late 1940’s to its present steep decline; and I have also studied America’s history that predates my own.

If you would like to know what is now happening to you and America, and why, I strongly recommend you read this book.

Although Bowman favors Democracy, he is forced to conclude the following:

“But freedom entails responsibility, self-restraint, and above all, rationality, which apparently are characteristics beyond the ability of most of humanity. In many ways, humans cannot handle the freedom democracy brings. They cannot because humans are driven by passion—their emotions do the thinking. Emotions are good, as we would not be human without them, but when they govern us all in the form of a political system, many things go wrong. Try as we may to cut the leash, we cannot escape our human natures.”

Bowman documents that democracy reliably devolves into socialism. He argues that this is the fatal outcome for all that ride the democratic cultural train from liberty and individualism, to equality for all, and finally to the fatal outcome of tyrannical socialism.

Bowman and others assert that Democracy contains the fatal elements of its own destruction and they are the poisonous seeds of socialism.

I hope you will read this book; If America’s voters can just understand what is happening to them and act accordingly, there is a very slim chance that it’s not too late.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D., from “The Dancing Crane”,   5/13/17

 

 

Kindle Location 322.

 

Trump Protects Religion from Liberal/Secular Attacks!

May 8, 2017

Trump Protects Religion from Liberal/Secular Attacks!

One of the factors often associated with the decline and failure of the world’s cultures through history has first been the decline and loss of their founding, and sustaining, religions.

This has been a major feature of the continuing decline of America, one of the last and failing bastions of Western civilization

Trumps protection of all religious rights, including Christians, to speak-out about political practices is a good thing for America.

My endorsement of this religious liberty does not extend to any religion that advocates violence, terrorism, or the supplanting of the U.S. Constitution their own religious laws, I.e., Sharia Law, etc.

See the following for Trump’s most recent courageous defense of America’s Founding values.

https://patriotpost.us/opinion/48935

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.,  5/8/17

P.S. To see other blogs on this issue of “Separation of Church and State”, enter this phrase in my search box at the top right of this page and press return.

Why Don’t We Hate Communism?

May 4, 2017

Why Don’t We Hate Communism? 

Watch this for an education!

https://www.prageru.com/courses/history/why-isnt-communism-hated-nazism

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.


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