Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Something’s Happening Here

The musical group, Buffalo Springfield recorded a song that started as follows:
There's something happening here,
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there,
Telling me I got to beware.
Quite frankly, I never paid a lot of attention to it, however in today’s world, I suggest that we may need to take heed to what’s happening here and now.
There are too many troublesome things that are happening that may change our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren as well.

At the beginning of World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt did his dead-level best to keep us neutral and out of the horrendous things that were happening in Europe and in the Pacific. The old hide your head in the sand and hope it will go away syndrome. Then Pearl Harbor was attacked brutally and mercilessly by the Empire of Japan one early Sunday morning in one of the deadliest sneak attacks in history.
America declared war on Japan! History records that the horrible act drug us into World War II, followed immediately by Hitler’s Nazi Regime declaring war on us. We were in that war less than a quarter century after the end of World War I which had brought Germany to its knees. Men left farms, jobs and families as they enlisted and were drafted into branches of the military to battle enemies on both continents. Before it ended in 1945, over 3,000,000 lives were sacrificed for the effort to bring America to the forefront as the greatest power in the world. Once again, Germany was shattered in defeat—Adolph Hitler was dead of suicide, but it would take more than that to defeat the tyrannical Japanese military which had inflicted the horrors of death and punishment upon the POWs who were captured. Japan was withdrawing to their homeland and declared to fight to the last warrior.
President Harry S Truman made that impossible when he unleashed two atomic bombs—the world’s first weapons of mass destruction—on major cities of the land of the rising sun. Then, and only then did the Japanese quit. Power made them do so.
Today, our nation has elected a man, half-White and half Black who says he is Black and many people were proud that this nation had shown that kind of greatness to elect for the first time in history, a man of color.
He campaigned brilliantly on “hope and change” and he was elected in a landslide over former POW, Senator John McCain. To say that Barack Obama was vague in his pledges would be an understatement. After a little over a year, the President and a majority of Democratic Congressmen and Senators have shown there is little doubt that the change part is for real.
If you think for one minute that it is over, you had better think again.
The Health Bill that was rammed through Congress and signed into law by Mister Obama is being challenged by many, but he has clearly stated that it will not be repealed, even if the Republican Party takes back the majority in either the House and/or Senate, because he will veto such an effort as long as he is in office. There is a clear majority of Americans who feel the bill should not have been passed and will turn our medical care and facilities into a form of socialism.
A great number of people have formed a movement called The Tea Party with protests against the Health bill as well as other items on the agenda. A brand new survey indicates that only 22% of the American people trust our government. That is a sad state of affairs.
Many feathers have been ruffled by the words of President Obama as he has gone around to other countries stating that America is an arrogant nation and offered apologies for this nation’s behavior. He has on his agenda an effort to eliminate nuclear weapons from the world. To say that would be a lofty goal, recalling the words of our enemies around the world who have been extremely vocal about destroying our nation’s freedom and liberty.

It is not just about the brutal attack of September 11, 2001 when four planes were hijacked and used as weapons to destroy the Twin towers of the World Trade Center and an open attack against the Pentagon both—including the fourth plane where all lives were taken in a crash in a field over the Pennsylvania countryside—resulting in thousands of innocent lives being destroyed. No!

This open attack on our nation has been underway for many years by the radical Muslim extremists. Remember the Muslim bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland! Remember the Muslim bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993! Remember the Muslim bombing of the Marine Barracks in Lebanon! Remember the Muslim bombing of the Military Barracks in Saudi Arabia! Remember the Muslim bombing of the American Embassies in Africa! Remember the Muslim bombing of the USS Cole!
Destroying our nuclear advantage by giving up our arsenal which is the only thing that keeps us safe against the despots who wish to destroy our way of living is akin to the many successful attempts to disarm Americans, taking away our Second Amendment rights of the Constitution. Don’t ever forget the adage of when they take our guns away, only the bad guys will have guns. History is rife with examples of this.
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people that have been rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control number in excess of 56 million. I am a firm believer in the Second Amendment and I fall into the category who use the line so elegantly put by the late Charlton Heston when he said, “From my cold dead hands!”
Some time ago, Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House said, “In the future he plans to speak out publicly about the need to recognize that America is in World War III.
He lists wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, bomb attacks in India, Iran and North Korean nuclear threats, terrorist arrests and investigations in Florida, Canada and Britain, and violence in Israel and Lebanon as evidence of World War III. He said. “We need to connect all the dots for Americans.”
He said the reluctance to put those pieces together and see one global conflict is hurting America’s interests. He said people, including some who urge a restrained response from Israel are wrong, “because they haven’t crossed the bridge of realizing this is a war.”
“This is World War III,” Gingrich said. And once that’s accepted, he said calls for restraint would fall away.
According to a report by the Associated Press, President Barack Obama snapped back at Sarah Palin and her criticisms about his nuclear defense policy, calling the former Alaska governor “not much of an expert on nuclear issues.”

Obama's comments came when asked for a response about a Palin critique that “he was like a kid poised for a playground fight who said ‘Go ahead, punch me in the face and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to with me.”
“I really have no response,” Obama told ABC News. “Because last I checked, Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.”
The interview occurred in Prague, where Obama signed a treaty with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that orders both nations to shrink their nuclear arsenals. That deal that must still be ratified by the Russian Parliament and the U.S. Senate.
Palin was referring to another development on the nuclear front this week, a rewriting of American nuclear strategy.
Among many other elements of that new plan, the U.S. makes plain that if a non-nuclear nation is in compliance with an international non-proliferation treaty, the United States will not threaten or use nuclear weapons against it.
If such a state were to use chemical or biological weapons against the U.S. or its allies, it would face a potentially devastating conventional military strike by the U.S., but not a nuclear one.

1 comment:

Steve Miller said...

Great food for thought. Thanks!