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Price of Cultural Decline

March 2, 2018

The Price of America’s Cultural Decline

The following is a comment to one of my recent blogs.  It was sent to me by my old submarine mate Howard Hawkins (Huck). 

His comment deserves to be front and center on my main blog page.

V. Thomas Mawhinney (Moe), 3/1/18



The following taken in part from an article,part of an op-ed that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer dated 8/9/2017.

Titled-“Paying the Price for the Breakdown of the Country’s Bourgeois Culture”:

“Too few Americans are qualified for the jobs available. Male working-age labor force participation is at Depression-era lows. Opioid abuse is widespread. Homicidal violence is plagues inner cities. Almost half of all children are born out of wedlock,and even more are raised by single mothers. Many college students lack basic skills, and high school students rank below those from two dozen other countries.

It all fits the left/liberal progressive agenda which has been chipping away at our Constitutional Republic since the 1920’s.”


I say beware it is Communism with a new label; the worst scourge in the history of the world causing mayhem and death that is unequaled.



Horrific Loss: America’s Military Dead and Injured

August 1, 2015

Horrific Loss: America’s Military Dead and Injured

I spent some time searching the internet for recent statistics on America’s dead and injured caused by our war on Radical Islamic Terrorism.

Amazingly, these important statistics were not so easy to find. I am not surprised that the liberal media and the current administration does not wish to draw attention to the terrible price America is paying for our feckless war on Radical Islamic Terrorism.

America’s attention has been riveted on the death of Cecil the lion (yes, this is upsetting); upon the loss of the two teens fishing in Florida (a real sad tragedy); the death of blacks at the hands of police (mostly trumped-up charges by political activists); and the mad onslaught of candidates competing for the next seat in our Oval Office (is there really a candidate who can reverse America’s steep decline?).

Recently, something has eclipsed these and other lesser stories. America is horrified at the apparent discovery that Planned Parenthood has not only killed millions of babies in utero (old news), but it may actually be carefully harvesting and selling their body parts!

Any thinking person could have anticipated this evolution, as they might have anticipated the rising call for “death with dignity”, I.e., Euthanasia-for-all in America.

The killing of babies, the selling their body parts and the resulting arrival of “death with dignity” possibilities are things that demand our corrective action, but these matters will be the substance of future blogs.

Something else just as threatening to our future is about to explode upon America’s collective conscience. It is not something that our progressive politicians and their puppet media want us to think about. It is another terrible waste of America’s human life.

It is the irresponsible squandering of the lives of  America’s youth and young adults…our very most promising citizens to a limited, half-assed war on Radical Islamic Terrorism.

It is a half-war fought against a politically correct unnamed enemy, a half-war waged with greatly restrictive rules of engagement that cause unnecessary deaths and crippling injuries to our fighting forces.

One major cost to America is our precious human energy resources, essential to sustain America’s socioculture long into the future. Human resources cultivated with great effort and expense over a generation of time. America’s finest, sacrificed to death and physical disability inflicted upon our own precious people by 12- years of continuous self-restrained never-ending war, fought by politicians who shackle our military to loosing or stalemating, win-then-quit and run strategies resembling all of America’s wars since WWII.

Yet there is barely a word about the horrific loss of America’s dead and maimed fighting forces in our waxing and waning, half-hearted “war” against Radical Islamic Terrorism.

By Radical Islamic design, this is a never-ending “war” that will destroy America, and the world of “infidels”, if we do not fight it with all of our might!

Theirs is a diabolical war of attrition!

Radical Islam is loosing ignorant, backward, barbarian, dime-a-dozen, low-cost combatants in their World-Wide Jihad. America is loosing our most promising, intelligent, educated,  high-quality young men and women who are absolutely essential to our long-term survival!

America must face these facts:

American military personnel killed in the war on Radical Islam

American and Allied wounded in the war on Radical Islam

In the following article, Howard Hawkins and I argue for a total, all-out, kick-ass, take-no- prisoner World War on Radical Islam Terrorism. If you have not evaluated this blog, I beg you to  do so now.

Wake-Up America!

V. Thomas Mawhinney


How To Destroy Islamic Terrorism #2

July 28, 2015

How To Destroy Islamic Terrorism #2
I agree and support Dr. Mawhinney’s recommendations to defeat Radical Terrorist Islam. However I believe stronger measures are necessary to achieve the goal of an all-out win, as “quickly as possible”.
I will outline several more actions that I think are required, but first please consider the following:In 1880, William Tecumseh Sherman spoke to the fact that: “War Is Hell”!

“There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but boys, it is all hell.”

Furthermore, and more to the point, he also said:

“War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.”
– William Tecumseh Sherman

The Pearl Harbor attack killed 2,500 of our citizens. An emergency joint session of congress was convened by President Franklin D.Roosevelt resulting in a unanimous vote of a “A Declaration of War” on the Empire of Japan. Germany and other axis allies immediately followed declaring war on America.

In Less than four years, we and our allies destroyed Japan, Germany and its allies resulting in surrender unconditionally. For those who insist that “war accomplishes nothing”, they will have to explain pacifist Japan and Germany and their amazing and peaceful successes following reconstruction.

9/11, in 2001, killed approximately 3,000 Americans. In response Congress passed what is called a “Military Engagement” calling it “The War on Terror”. That same year troops were sent to Afghanistan. This military action continuing to the present, is now the longest sustained military action in the history of the United States.

Congress has not used the formal term “Declaration of War” in any conflicts since WWII, only the terms “ military engagement”, “authorized by Congress”, “funded by Congress”, or “undeclared war”. Tens of thousands of military personnel have died or sustained injuries without a complete victory over our enemies.

We have a choice. We can continue to play games with words and see our military personnel die in vain, or call it what it must eventually become a declared all-out War on Radical Islamic Terrorists.

The following is Dr. Mawhinney’s list. My items begin at number 15, and appear in italics.

 1. It is suicidal for America to admit Muslim immigrants to America and this stupid practice must stop.

2. America must declare war on all Islamic terrorist States and the sections of States that harbor Islamic terrorists.

3. We must rebuild America’s military in order to win this great life and death struggle, unlike anything before. America’s survival is the last great hope for justice and liberty for-all on planet earth.

4. We must rapidly intensify our intelligence/surveillance of domestic and foreign terrorist-suspects.

5. We must fight against all forms of “political correctness” (i.e., verbal and written censorship) that interferes with finding and capturing and killing domestic and foreign terrorists.

6. We must fight against the politically correct ban on the “profiling” of terrorists and sources of terrorism.

7. Following interrogation, including water-boarding when necessary, we must swiftly execute all terrorists discovered in America. We can use the money needed to maintain their lives in prisons to help fund the military we need to destroy Islamic terrorism abroad and at home.

8. We must terminate the current restrictive Rules-of-Engagement preventing America’s military from absolutely eradicating Islamic terrorism from the world. Sadly, “collateral” damage similar to that suffered during WWII will be essential to winning this war.

9. We must expand our home-based armed military police, or other military personnel, so they can provide armed security for military soft targets prone to terrorist attacks.

10. We must embolden and reward America’s general public for providing authorities with information about suspicious behavior of that might identify terrorists among naturalized Americans or illegal aliens.

11. We must counter Islamic terrorist propaganda with anti-Islamic terrorist anti-propaganda information of our own. To our own population, we must flood our own media with the horrific truth about Islamic terrorism.

12. We must build a wall at our borders and reinforce its effectiveness with 21st Century technological surveillance and vastly beefed-up patrolling armed forces.

13. We must augment our Naval and Coast Guard forces in order to provide increased security at our maritime borders.

14. Finally, in coming elections we must vote radical liberals, progressives, socialists/communists, and cripto-Marxists out of political office and never let them back in. Individuals of these persuasions now exist among both Republicans and Democrats. They are disproportionately present in the Democratic party, however. They are the death of America.

We must do all of these things or our Great American Republic will be lost in history.


15. Convene a joint session of congress officially Declaring War on Radical
Islamist Terrorists wherever they exist.

16. Revive the draft, increase personnel in all branches of the military to levels
to be determined by our top existing military personnel.

17. By act of congress, increase military funding for all necessary military
supplies (guns,tanks,bombs,ships,submarines,planes,support,etc ) to
insure complete victory.

18. The enemy does not abide by the Geneva convention or any other type of convention, they kill and destroy all that is not Radical Islam. Our Rules of engagement must be: Exterminate all enemy combatants abroad, or in America.

19. Use the most effective and sophisticated weapons in our arsenal, short of nuclear weaponry.

20. Create a coalition of all countries that are willing to join in the fight to exterminate the terrorists. Inform the world that no country is safe from American/Allied force attacks wherever terrorists are harbored or primarily based.


Are these draconian measures, “yes”, without a doubt. Will civilian casualties
occur, “yes”, without a doubt. Will these recommendations lead to an all-out WWIII, yes, they probably will.

Indeed “War Is Hell”! The civilian deaths as of 12/1945 caused by the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan ending WWII were:

Hiroshima: 90,000-120,000
Nagasaki: 60,000-80,000

But remember: “War is cruelty. There’s no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over.” 

If our leaders are truthful with the American people about Radical Terrorist Islam’s Jihad to dominate the world, the majority will support an all-out Declaration of  War upon them.

Howard Hawkins,  An American patriot.


Is America Beyond Help?!

February 8, 2014

Is America Beyond Help?!

The following is an open letter, to me, and now to you.

I am Moe and Huck is my dear buddy and old Cold War submarine mate.



“I know we don’t agree on the demise of our once great country; you holding-out hoping that the voting electorate is greater than 50% of registered voters and thinking that if only they will exercise their privilege, the country can be saved.

I’m of the opinion that we’ve crossed that line and >50% are in the hip-pockets of our fallacious ninkinpoop Congress.You can lead a horse to water but you can’t force it to drink. Ben Carson the black neurosurgeon is spot-on when he says the public needs to educate itself, but there is no incentive to do so”. 



The following is my response.


You are a very intelligent and observant man. You are also a great patriot.

Therefore, I am fearful of your conclusion, which is a very real and miserable possibility.

With my blog, other writings, my private practice and the things I say to people… I often feel like a member of that poor orchestra, playing-on uselessly, as the great ship Titanic sunk deeper and deeper into the abyss.

The state of Indiana has now passed a law allowing hospitals and schools to hire and train their own armed police forces, with full arrest powers. As one police officer put it, “they don’t respect unarmed security personnel any more and the regular police often can’t arrive fast enough”.

The many first-responders that I know agree with me that our society is unraveling faster and faster and, within in the last 10 years, it has suddenly gotten much worse.

In the science of Chaos theory and research, they note that a propeller that turns at proper speeds does work in an orderly and efficient way. But, when a propeller begins to turn at higher and higher speeds its physics cycle into an out-of-control mode,  something called  “cavitation”. When this occurs the basic physics principles of hydrodynamics cycle into useless chaos and the valuable thrust of the propeller is lost. 

I believe  something similar is increasingly occurring to the useful principles of psychology and sociology in modern America. Moreover, I judge that this is as a result of a rapidly evolving Post-Constitutional dysfunctional political philosophy that is foreign to America.

I have come to believe that the only way to restore the effective functioning of America’s socioculture is to restore the Classical Liberal political philosophy once embraced by our Founding Fathers and all of Early America.

My only hope, even if you are correct about the percentage of our misguided population, is that the “silent majority” plus the low-information unpatriotic and uninvolved potential electorate will wake-up in time.

Why will they wake-up? Where is the motivation, you asked?

The education of practical and painful experiences are now unfolding before our eyes may catalyze such a re-revolution. Failing this, God Forbid, the motivation may need to stem from a greater cataclysmic events.

I will hope and pray that we will not have to relearn our age-old lessons the hard and bloody way.

Moe,  2/8/14

Calling All Military Veterans

October 19, 2012

I will admit that I cannot prove the authenticity of this open letter to Veteran’s. However, the following words represent my feelings and judgments very well.

Therefore, as a proud vetran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service, I could not help but forward this to any who will read my blog.

I thank my dear sub-mate Howard Hawkins for sending this to me.

VTM, 10/19/12

RICK MARTIN, MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICER, UNITED STATES NAVY (RETIRED) Ronald B  Williams, Master Chief Petty Officer, United State Navy, Retired Tommy D. Tucker, Sgt, First Class, United States Army, Retired.

Calling All Military Veterans

  An unknown song writer once wrote these words: “A veteran is a
man or woman who at one point in their life wrote a blank check payable up to and including their life.” The check was payable to the people of the United
States of America and to make sure we were not misunderstood we took an oath that said “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States
against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”

   Now, we have fought our wars against foreign enemies, but we still have that blank check and that oath that we have never given up. I am therefore calling on my comrades in arms and fellow veterans to go into battle again and defend our nation and our Constitution on the political battlefield. There are over 21 million veterans in this country and this election is another fight that we must win if we are to see our nation

  We have a President of the United States who is openly hostile to
the Constitution. He has stated that if Congress does not pass the legislation
he wants he will do it by issuing executive orders, and he continuously does
just that, despite the fact that it violates the Constitution. He is
destroying the balance of power that is one of the mainstays of our

  When you combine that with the fact that he has appointed
some 45 Czars without the required approval of the Senate, gone to war in Libya without Congressional approval, and signaled that he is planning to sign and implement United Nations treaties without submitting them to the Senate for ratification, it is clear that he is establishing a de facto dictatorship.

  There are many articles detailing the Obama administration’s all-out assault on individual liberties in this county, particularly those enshrined in the Bill of Rights. Whether you look at freedom of speech and religion, the right to keep and bear arms, the right to due process of law, or any of our other basic rights, the President seems intent on restricting them or abolishing them all together.

  In addition, Obama has put us in a position where our nation is
no longer respected around the world. He continues to apologize to our enemies and ignore or insult our friends. He still refuses to acknowledge the dangers of radical Islam and Sharia law and is putting the safety of every American at risk. We all know that the murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood was not workplace violence, but an act of terrorism, and the murder of our Ambassador and three other brave Americans in Libya on 9/11 was not a spontaneous reaction to a video on You Tube. It’s time that we let the President know that we are not stupid.

  As veterans, we must also be aware of what is happening to our
military. Obama is cutting the size of our military and stopping the production of the weapons and equipment needed by our personnel to effectively defend us and stay alive while doing so. He is stripping the military of a key component for many of its members, their faith in God. He sees ” political correctness ” as more important than giving our men and women in the service the same freedom of religion that they are fighting to defend. Now, we are learning that under Obamacare the President is mandating that our military members, veterans and their families pay much more for their medical care. However, civilian employees of the Department of  Defense who happen to be union members will not see any increase in their costs for the same benefits.

   As I have watched the progression of the Obama Presidency it has become clear that his agenda is not what I took an oath to protect. I did not take an oath of allegiance to defend socialism, or any other form of dictatorship, and I certainly did not take an oath to take away the Constitutional rights of my fellow Americans. Obama took the same type of oath I did, but he seems to have no problem violating it. I cannot and will not accept that.

  Therefore, I am calling on my fellow veterans to join me in stepping up to the plate once again, and not only voting to retire Obama on November 6, 2012 and to retire members of the House and Senate who do not support the Constitution, but to get other Veterans to do the same. If we lose this time we may never have another chance.

Obama-Care: Euthanasia For Elders!

July 29, 2012

Obama-Care: Euthanasia For Elders!

I assume that many who read this title will think that I am overstating the problem, even responding hysterically. Well, I am not.

A dear friend with a heart condition told me that his heart specialist informed him that at 70 years of age, he could no longer have his regular heart screenings. These screenings have averted lethal events through preventive interventions.

He told me that the physician informed him that he could do the screenings if he came in at around the regularly scheduled times and complained of something heart related. Under those circumstances, and only under those circumstances… with the advent of Obama-Care, could he do the customary tests that previously had saved my friend’s life.

The physician told him that he was not to tell others what he said, or he would deny ever having said such a thing.

Some may think that I have made this story up, just to scare them into voting against Obama. They would be damn wrong. My parents despised liars and they taught me to follow their own fine ethical practices.

However, you should vote against Obama for President for many reasons…and this is just one of them.

See Dick Morris (below) tell you more of the details of Obama-Care: Euthanasia For Elders. You had better believe it…it is real! How do you think an increasingly Marxist America would deal with the exploding demographic of us old folks?!

VTM, 7/29/12

Thanks to Howard Hawkinsfor sending this video to me. Thanks another good buddy, who will remain unnamed, for telling me his very personal story.

Huck on American History

May 15, 2012

Huck on American History

I recieved this comment from my old submarine mate, Huck. It is worth your time to read and tell to your children. I wish our school kids all knew and understood this information. They do not, from all that I can tell.

The following is a direct quote of my mate, Howard Hawkins (Huck).

VTM, 5/15/12

James Madison was one of three (3) men who wrote the Federalist Papers between 1787 and 1788 supporting the ratification of the U.S. Constitution which was and did finally replace the then existing Articles of Confederation.The other men were John Jay and Alexander Hamilton…there were a total of 85 papers written.

I think it important to deposit this history of information because of its impact on the early development of our Government.These men were very instrumental in getting the States to ratify the U.S.Constitution.

They were brilliant individuals who knew and understood the significance of a new form of governing never before implemented in the then existing world countries. This new government…a Republic not a Democracy was to give major power,rule to the States and individuals and limit the central body,i.e.the Federal Government in the dispensing of power and control.

If you take the time to read history,and familiarize yourself’s with how the Federal Government is governing today Madison’s comment rings loud and clear….we are losing our freedoms by silent encroachment of those in power now-”WAKE UP AMERICA”,otherwise the CANDY MAN will SOON become your JAILER.

Another Example of America’s Self-Destructive Behavior

February 18, 2012

 Another Example of America’s Self-Destructive Behavior
I am Sorry for the brief ad at the start of this video. It is brief and the news report is essential to our understanding of our continuing financial decline. We are giving China our jobs!
Thanks to Howard Hawkins for sending this to me.
VTM, 2/18/12

Islamic Jihad in America’s Schools!

February 5, 2012

Islamic Jihad in America’s Schools!

If this is true, it is death to America by hundreds of thousands of small cuts.

The following may sound like hyperbole, but I believe that it is not.

I have vetted the video that you can  see below.  Here Brigitte Gabriel,  founder of ACT! For America, rails against Muslim  propaganda about Islam that is being taught in our schools and universities.

She contends that the teaching of many details of Islam is on-going while the so-called principle of “separation of church and state” blocks the truth about Judaism and Christianity from our educational institutions.

I will first present the video of this Brigitte’s lecture to a large audience. Here you will see her lay out her charge that Islamic Jihad is being waged in America’s schools.

If you are an analytical thinker, you will be left wondering about the truth of her allegations.  I therefore follow this individual’s presentation with information and news reports dating back to 2006 that appear to confirm her assertions. This issue has been in the news and in question, even before this time interval.

I do not know if this Islamic indoctrination is still ongoing in any or our primary or secondary public schools.But,  I will bet that it is in our universities.  If it is,  America’s socioculture is under a far greater threat than most citizens understand.

I am with President Ronald Reagan, when he said of our enemies: “Trust, but verify!”

Please take the time to develop your own opinion on this matter and then vote your conscience in 2112.

The Video:


Thanks to my ol’ submarine buddy, Howard Hawkins for sending me this video.

VTM, 2/5/12

When Religion Weakens, So Does Moral Behavior

January 7, 2011

When Religion Weakens, So Does Moral Behavior

I am currently writing on a section of a book related to moral behavior and culture.  What I have learned is that philosophy cannot tell us, secular humanists cannot tell us, science cannot tell us, but religion can tell us what good behavior is and how to achieve it. Unfortunately, the power of religion is dissipating with modernity and so its ethical code is no longer being taught effectively and its source , God, and rules for conduct are increasingly in dispute.

My dear submarine mate, Howard Hawkins, sent me the following. It is included in this blog’s comments section, but merits display on the main page.

Howard quotes Robert Bork, from his book: Slouching Towards Gomorrah.

“What Frederick Lewis Allen noted of the 1920s was true for a long time previously and remains true today: religion is declining because those identified with it do not actually believe in it. It seems impossible to say that a person believes in a religion when he rejects what the religion proclaims. It is difficult to say that a religion even exists if it keeps giving up its tenets to appease its members and critics. If belief, in some sense, can be said to be present, it is a weak and watery belief that is no match for parishioners’ personal, secular concerns” (p. 280).

Howard wrote: “Bork is correct, I readily admit I see it in the way I live my own life as well as for many of those that I’ve had a working or social relationship with”.

Bork continues:

“As life became easier and diversions more plentiful, men are less willing to accept the authority of their clergy and less willing to worship a demanding God, a God who dictates how one should live and puts a great many bodily and psychological pleasures off limits” ([/ 281).

End of all quotes:

I judge that Howard, Frederick Lewis Allen, Robert Bork, and others who have written about this loss of religious power in America are correct.

So now what?!

In the end, nothing is perfect. We must use what works best under the circumstances and know under what circumstances things do not work.  In this last case, we must then discover what does finally work and  we must organize ourselves to do it— or catastrophe looms. Yes, dear friends, the motivation for all of this is a matter of faith and hope and the outcome is vastly uncertain.

Gee, this sounds like a good argument for a return to our old faith-based moral codes: The Golden Rule and the Ten Commandments, etc.. But here’s the rub: I doubt that the old moral codes will work without a return to faith in Their Author.

I will soon tell you some reasons for my conclusion.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.   1/7/10

P.S. Thanks Huck

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