Posts Tagged ‘Townhall’

Grin and Bare it!

April 3, 2018

Grin and Bare It!

VTM, 4/3/18

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A.F. Branco · Mar. 27, 2018
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America Destroyed From Within!

September 10, 2016

America Destroyed From Within!

The following is a blow, by-blow, truthful description of exactly how America has been transformed from a luminous miraculous success on the world stage…to an increasingly feeble shadow of its former self.

I challenge you to read this historical analysis of how the relentless forces of progressive liberality have brought us to the end-stages of America’s utter destruction.

I invite your comments and hope you will forward this article to everyone you know.

I believe that America’s looming Presidential Election will be our last hope for a peaceful return to greatness.

See what you think!

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2016/09/10/how-to-destroy-america-from-within-n2216092

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 9/10/16

The Nature of American Conservatism #5

November 5, 2015

The Nature of American Conservatism #5

This series of blogs is based upon William Bennett and John Cribb’s new book, America the Strong: Conservative Ideas to Spark the Next Generation.

They suggest that the key features of Conservatism are easily remembered using the acronym “FLINT”. This word stands for:

F=Free Enterprise

L=Limited Government

I=Individual Liberty

N=National Defense

T=Traditional Values

“N” stands for National Defense.

American conservatism has always advocated a strong, very strong, national defense.

What makes sense to me, for an entire nation, also makes perfect sense at the individual level.

I was a big and kind-hearted child on my grade school play ground. Though I did not understand it at the time, it was not long before several school yard bully’s set their sights on the big easy-going target that I was.

I complained to my parents about the situation and was told to walk away, tell the teacher and not get into trouble at school. That was their duty and I tried those tactics to no avail.

My dad who had experience as a boxer bought me some wights and taught me how to lift them safely and productively. He also bought us some boxing gloves, and he taught me the fine art of pugalism.

He did so admonishing me to never start a fight, but be prepared to protect yourself if aggressed against.

My confidence grew.

My Uncle Dean visited and taught me some judo and jujitsu self-defense moves.

I will never forget the day that I walked straight onto the playground and over to where the boys liked play and rough-house play. I told the bully’s that if they would like to fight me they should to “bring it on”.

One tormentor took me up on my offer and, though no real harm was done, I physically taught him a lesson for all to see.

That was the end of all such troubles for me. “The word was-out” on the big nice-guy…”don’t try to bully or intimidate, Tommy”.

I never bullied other kids, but later I did stepped-in on a couple of occasions to protect some who who were being bullied by others.

The same principles are at play on the world playground, among Nation States.

This should be plain to see for those who are not trying to subvert America’s great conservative traditions of individual liberty.

The “wisdom of the ages” is seldom wrong: As the wise old saying goes: “If you want peace, prepare for war“, or,  “Si vis pacem, para bellum” from Flavius Vegetius Renatus circa 375 AD .

Of course our bright, well-read and world history-savvy Founding Fathers knew this and they built this prescription for survival into America’s Constitution: A document  that is quintessentially CONSERVATIVE in philosophy.

From William Bennett and John Cribb’s new book come the following quotes:

“God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it”, Daniel Webster (Kindle Loc. 2184).

“Among the many objects to which a wise and free people find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for their safety seems to be the first”, (Kindle Loc. 2190).

Please read the following short article documenting America’s recent failure to properly fund our military and provide for our National Defense.

This at a time of dramatically increasing Islamic war against America, Isrial, and the whole of Western Civilization; as well as startling increases in China’s and Russia’s militancy against the Western interests.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2011/11/21/founding_fathers_defense_is_the_governments_job

Please vote accordingly.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 11/5/15

 

 

Liberals Are Like Bratty Kids

July 22, 2014

Liberals Are Like Bratty Kids

The following is a very interesting article by John Hawkins, that appeared on http://www.townhall.com.

Read it and you will see radical liberals in 15 ways that you never have before.

I endorse Mr. Hawkins’ perspective, but would add one important aspect to his views. I hope you will read his insightful article and then, see my psychological twist on his thesis.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2014/07/08/15-ways-liberals-are-like-bratty-kids-n1859780/page/2

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Mr. Hawkins makes some interesting observations about the behavior patterns of progressives/liberals/socialists/communists. But as a psychologist, I would like to take his thinking one step further.

Children do show many of the characteristics that  Hawkins ascribes to liberals. But there are some very important differences between children, and their behaviors, and those of radical liberals. The voters of America need to know these differences.

First of all, with the help of principled and loving parents, reasonable limits and humane discipline, children normally develop pro-social moral and ethical values and behavior patterns.  Judeo/Christian, or other similar religious teachings, can strongly reinforce these cognitive and behavioral developments in children and the citizens they become.

It is an important side-note that our Founding Father’s judged that religion was an essential part of citizen development and the preservation of a healthy American Republic. Reading their original writings will clarify this fact to anyone; no matter their political, philosophical, or religious perspective.

All of this underscores a simple truth that must be added to Mr. Hawkins’ insightful article: Under the right developmental conditions, most children are helped to grow-out of the personality characteristics of  liberals and conservatives with damaging personality flaws.

Tragically, the normally transient 15 features of childhood, noted by Hawkins, can become fixed and nearly unalterable in many adults. When this happens, these psychological flaws are often diagnosed as Personality Disorders. I do not intend to suggest that all “liberals” display personality disorders. However, the documented records of misconduct in office and private life strongly support that this is more often a trait among liberals than it is among conservatives.

However, I will assert that a great number of revolutionary progressive/liberals, such as those inspired by the thoroughly pathological Obama administration, do.

See for your self!

Antisocial Personality Disorder:

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/antisocial-personality-disorder-symptoms/

Narcissistic Personality Disorder:

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/narcissistic-personality-disorder-symptoms/

Now, here is another troubling perception. When the two pathological personality configurations described above come into contact with individuals suffering from Dependent Personality Disorder, or perhaps only features, the results are normally the exploitation of and damage to the dependent individuals, or populations of dependent individuals, by the narcissists and the antisocial personality disordered.

As a psychotherapist I see this dynamic among individuals on a all-to-regular basis.

Dependent Personality Disorder:

http://psychcentral.com/disorders/dependent-personality-disorder-symptoms/

Although the  diagnosis of dependent personality disorder, as well as the other two personality disorders occurs in a small percent of the population. These traits and features in our population appear to me to be on a dangerous  increase in America. See the following references.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-narcissism-epidemic/201308/how-dare-you-say-narcissism-is-increasing

http://www.synthesizingeducation.net/2014/04/the-prevalence-of-sociopathy-in-america.html

I have not yet found data on increasing rates of dependent personality disorder, however the increase in our percent of population that have embraced dependency upon the government’s entitlement/welfare programs have increased dramatically in recent history.

http://www.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/pubs/pdf/PA694.pdf

The welfare contingencies of positive reinforcement for people doing little, or nothing, will unquestionably shape dependent behavior patterns in recipients. I will judge that such population dependent behavior patterns are are moving along a continuum toward the full criteria for of Dependent Personality Disorder. These are therefore very bad citizen behaviors to reinforce in our increasingly socialistic America.

You may read the following article, or skip to item #4,  in order to understand some of the damages (though not all) of  socialistic contingencies of positive reinforcement a population.

http://spectator.org/articles/55875/five-reasons-reform-welfareagain

  • Can you see the results of these increasing population personality features  in an increasingly socialistic America?
  • Do you understand that the process by which this increase is a self-feeding one?
  • Do you understand that as the traditional methods by which children have been acculturated in America break-down our citizens become increasingly easy prey for unprincipled and unscrupulous power-hungry narcissists and antisocials?
  • Isn’t it clear to you that narcissist and antisocial progressive/liberal politicians (in any party) and their minions are advantaged by an increasingly dependent population?
  • Can you see this population transformation being fueled and shaped by so-called progressive politicians and citizens in key sectors of society (Political, Law, Education, Media, Religion, etc.) ?

If not, you had better look again. You had better look much closer.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.

Health Services Provider in Psychology, HSPP 20090171A

Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Indiana University South Bend

 

 

 

 

The Truth In Cartoons

April 12, 2014

The Truth In Cartoons

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

 

“7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism”

December 7, 2013

“7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism”

If you would like to read a very concise primer on the relative merits of Socialism vs. Capitalism as a socioeconomic system, Jon Hawkins’ article published in Townhall.com is one of the best I have found.

I hope you will read this short and powerful summary of the reason that every culture that has adopted free market capitalism as its economic system has prospered, gained economic upward mobility for more of its citizens, and a higher standard of living for a greater proportion of its general population.

Compare North America to South America, North Korea to South Korea, what used to be West Germany to East Germany, Hong Kong to Mainland China. These are highly revealing natural experiments that pretty-well control for differences in the biogenetic make-up of the populations, but contrast the effects of dramatically different socioeconomic systems.

A major reason for America’s decline is that we have failed to acculturate our children in the make-up of our superior socioeconomic system and our formerly superior Constitutional Republic (now tragically fading to a post-Constitutional Socialist Republic).

It is their ignorance about this profoundly important corpus of historical information that lays them open and vulnerable to progressive, socialist, communist, propaganda. Our State controlled public educational institutions and media are undermining our American Constitutional Republic.

For a very enjoyable viewing experience, treat yourself to an “open-mike” video experience on the streets of Hong Kong, triumphantly confirming all that this blog is discussing.

The following should be required reading and viewing for every American student, as well as strongly suggested for all adults.

I hope you will introduce such information as this to the young people in your lives.

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2012/12/04/7_reasons_socialism_will_make_you_poorer_than_capitalism/page/full

I hope you will tolerate the ad, this video is worth the few seconds wait:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp4NOCW9xns

VTM, 12/7/13

Comic Relief From Grim Reality

September 6, 2013

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

By Gary Varvel – August 30, 2013
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

 By Gary Varvel – August 29, 2013
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
By Gary Varvel – August 22, 2013

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

By Michael Ramirez – September 01, 2013
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

By Chip Bok – September 04, 2013
There, do you feel better now?  I do.  ;  – )
VTM, 9/6/13

Obama’s War On The Middle Class

July 22, 2013

Obama’s War On The Middle Class

How could anyone possibly conclude that the Obama Administration is looking-out for them…unless they were illegal aliens, welfare recipients, or unemployed (largely because of progressive Federal policies).

This article is an appropriate follow-up to yesterdays blog entitled: Detroit: A Microcosmic Horror Show of Progressive Politics.

I fully endorse the following truthful Obama Administration Expose’

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2013/07/02/5-ways-barack-obama-is-making-war-on-the-middle-class-n1632069/page/full

VTM, 7/22/13

Detroit: A Microcosmic Horror Show of Progressive Politics

July 21, 2013

Detroit: A Microcosmic Horror Show of Progressive Politics

 

The Collapse of Detroit, due to corrupt progressive politics and union gluttony is only a microcosmic horror show of what is poised to unfold in all of America if this Nation does not return to traditional American values and conduct.

See for yourself. I have nothing to add.

VTM, 7/21/13

http://townhall.com/columnists/johnhawkins/2013/06/29/20-signs-america-is-in-decline-n1630414/page/full

Secure The Border, Dammit!

June 22, 2013

Secure The Border, Dammit!

A culture that fails to control its borders is committing suicide.

Politicians care only about the short-term….namely their own short terms and as many as they can get. Above all, most care about amassing power and wealth. The freedom-for-all that was the dream of our Founding Fathers be damned! The long-term  health and well-fare of their own culture be damned!

Vote the bastards out!

Establish term limits for politicians. Terminate special benefits beyond those of average citizens. Terminate all of their special  legal immunities. Establish a life-time ban on becoming lobbyists upon retirement. Forbid government workers and politicians to “Take the 5th” when being questioned about the work they are doing for us: They are our employees, we hired them and we have a right to know exactly what they are doing for us and to us. Swiftly and severely punish politicians who break the law!

View this!

VTM, 6/22/13

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/leahbarkoukis/2013/06/20/video-michelle-malkin-on-immigration-its-not-secure-the-border-first-its-secure-the-border-period-n1623629


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