Tag: communism

A Contrast, Not a Comparison

A new theme being promoted by some in the media and, implicitly, by the Obama administration itself, is the similarity between the current occupant of the people’s White House and Ronald Reagan. Time magazine was up front with the linkage this week on its cover: Well, I would like to do a comparison myself. Let’s start with the economy. Both Reagan and Obama inherited a mess. Reagan’s solution was to reduce the tax burden on citizens and cut back on… Read more »

Chambers: Death of a Nation?

Those who have read this blog long enough know my affinity for Whittaker Chambers, a man I consider one of the true heroes in American history. He had joined the Communist Party in the 1920s, thinking it was the answer to all the world’s crises. Only later did he come to grips with his error, but when he did, a whole new understanding opened to him. As he notes in his masterful autobiography Witness, his mind had to be renewed… Read more »

French Fried

Overlooked while focusing on American election news are the riots taking place in France. Like most European nations that have gone the socialist route, France has had to reappraise its ability to provide such extensive government services. Hence a move toward austerity measures that have led to outrage among the socialized masses. What terrible policy has the government proposed? Raising the retirement age from 60 to 62. Wow, how mean-spirited can a government get? Police have had to crack down on the… Read more »

By Their Fruit . . .

When the Restoring Honor rally on August 28th came to an end, one of the more remarkable features noted by those who witnessed it was the cleanliness of the grounds. Even though approximately 500,000 people had filled the spaces between the Lincoln Memorial and the WWII Memorial, the entire area was practically spotless. Not so with the late, unlamented One Nation rally. Here is one sample of what this crowd left behind: And another . . . And another . . …. Read more »

Radicals within the Nation

They dubbed it the “One Nation Rally.” It was supposed to be the progressive equivalent of the Restoring Honor Rally held on August 28th. It wasn’t exactly an equivalent.  On the One Nation website, as they urged people to register for the rally, here’s the picture they showed: Pretty impressive crowd from some earlier rally. Was this supposed to be the famous 1963 event where Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech”? I’m not sure, but whatever,… Read more »

Baneful Effects of NEA-Led Education

Since it’s Labor Day, what better day to talk about one of the largest and most influential unions in the country—the National Education Association [NEA]. This also allows me to continue my intermittent history of American education. The NEA was founded in Philadelphia in 1857. The ostensible rationale for its creation was to provide a voice for all teachers in the nation to promote the interests of the profession. A statement from that initial meeting said it hoped to one… Read more »