Thursday, May 17, 2007

What Happened?

I was raised in Oklahoma at a time when Okies were considered to be polite by nature. After moving to Colorado in the mid 1970's, I always told people there how polite the people in Oklahoma were.

Something happened however in the 20+ years I was gone.
We moved back here in 2004 and there are a few things that surprise me over and over again regarding just how rude and inconsiderate people have become here in the Sooner state. Granted, it's not everyone, but it seems it is the majority and not the exception. It's sad and maddening at the same time.

Here are my observations since returning to the state...
Okies don't use their turn signals. It seems it is up to everyone else to figure out what these drivers are going to do next. There are the times when someone is waiting for a car to pass before turning out onto a street and the car doesn't pass, but instead turns. It would have been nice to have let the car waiting know (by using that little lever on the steering wheel) that he/she could go ahead and pull out since you won't be in their way. Cell phones should be banned while driving everywhere but especially here. People are in their own world totally oblivious to other cars and traffic. Turn signal? Who needs it?

When entering the highway on the dangerously short acceleration lanes, drivers expect the traffic on the highway travelling at 65+ mph to yield to them instead of adjusting their entrance speed and timing to merge... they just barrel onto the highway without a care. I am constantly amazed at this dangerous way of entering the highway. "Coming through".

There is a McDonalds near our house where the drive-thru lane curves around the building. To properly enter the drive-thru, you are supposed to wind around and come in from the proper direction. So what does everyone do? They cut across the parking lot and enter the drive-thru from the wrong direction and cut in line ahead of those who go to the trouble of going the right way. I actually had a guy get mad at me for not letting him cut in the line from the side and I had 4 or 5 cars behind me in the real line!

The traffic in Denver is several times worse than that in OKC. But the people realize that to get anywhere requires some cooperation and courtesy and everyone pretty-much plays by the same rules. When entering a highway that is stop and go, you alternate... one car from the entrance ramp goes and then one car on the highway goes and so on...(once in a while you find an idiot that doesn't want to let anyone else in front of them)
This "every man for himself" attitude is not helpful in getting to and from work stress free and it's just plain rude.

Now, this is my biggest pet-peeve.
Notice when you are in the grocery store next time what happens when a new check-out lane opens up. The person at the very back of the line (or someone not even in line yet) will sprint over to the new lane ahead of people who were standing in line for some time waiting. The polite and right thing to do is to let the next person in line go first to the new lane. In the 3+ years I have been here I have only seen ONE PERSON tell the person in front of them to go ahead over to the new lane. (me) The checkers SHOULD say "can I help whoever is next please"? Instead of "I can help someone over here".

I see rudeness every day and it bothers me. Not holding a door for a woman or an elderly person but instead barging ahead of them, talking loudly on a blue-tooth or cell phone in a public place without regard for others, acting as if they are the only person on the planet.

Will Rogers would be shocked and disappointed I'm sure.
Not the same Oklahoma I remembered, that's for sure. You know how Missouri is the "Show Me" state?
I suggest changing the slogan for Oklahoma to just "The Me State".


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Monday, May 07, 2007

45 Goals of the Democrat Party

On January 10, 1963, A. S. Herlong, a Democrat congressman from Florida read a strange list, known as the “Current Communist Goals,” into the Congressional Record.

Originally lifted from a book called The Naked Communist by Cleon Skousen, the list seemed at the time to be an alarmist sequence of unattainable military, political, and cultural threats posed by international communism against the free world.
Most intriguing among these are the cultural goals:


  1. U. S. acceptance of co-existence as the only alternative to atomic war.
  2. U. S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.
  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of moral strength.
  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.
  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.
  7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the UN.
  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the UN.
  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the UN.
  11. Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.
  12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
  13. Do away with loyalty oaths.
  14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
  15. Capture One or Both political parties.
  16. Use technical decisions of the Courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.
  17. Get control of the Schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of "Teacher" associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
  18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
  19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.
  20. Infiltrate the Press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.
  21. Gain control of key positions in Radio, TV and Motion Pictures.
  22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate" all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.
  23. Control art critics and directors of museums. "Plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
  24. Eliminate laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and violation of free speech & free press.
  25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
  26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
  27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."
  28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of "Separation of Church and State."
  29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a world-wide basis.
  30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
  31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the grounds that it was only a minor part of "the big picture." Give emphasis to Russian history since the communists took over.
  32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.
  33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.
  34. Eliminate the House Committee on UN-American Activities.
  35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.
  36. Infiltrate and gain control of more "unions"!
  37. Infiltrate and gain control of "big business"!
  38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which "No one but psychiatrists" can understand and treat.
  39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.
  40. Discredit the "family" as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
  41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the "negative" influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blanks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.
  42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition, that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use "united force" to solve economic, political or social problems.
  43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.
  44. Internationalize the PANAMA CANAL.
  45. Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the WORLD COURT from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the WORLD COURT jurisdiction over "Nations and Individuals" alike.
*All 45 Goals above are from "The Naked Communist", pp 259-262, Author W. Cleon Skousen, Nov. 1961.


The Socialist Agenda Revisited

There is an old saying that begins something like this: THOSE THAT FORGET THE PAST ....

In 1919 an Italian socialist named Antonio Gramsci began to publish a newspaper in Milan called, L'Ordine Nuovo, or "The New Order." Loosely rendered, he concluded that the average person would never voluntarily reject the faith and culture of the West. He concluded that the best way to implement a collectivist government was to use an intellectual elite to destroy traditional values by attacking fundamental Jewish and Christian beliefs.

Antonio Gramsci, 1891-1937

...A. The New Order (L'Ordine Nuovo)

...B. Lenin was wrong, and the Leninist revolution will fail (USSR falters - Berlin Wall down)
......1. The workers will see the revolutionary government as a new boss
......2. When the revolution fails, the west will re-import Capitalism

...C. Gradual revolution through infiltration & subversion by revolutionaries
......1. Infiltrate the State: elective & appointed office; judgeships
......2. Infiltrate the military: enlist & subvert from within
......3. Infiltrate justice: undermine and discredit state constitutions
......4. Infiltrate education: professors & administrators
......5. Infiltrate & discredit religion: scoundrels as clergymen
......6. Register, then license, then confiscate all privately held weapons

...D. Form or infiltrate international organizations to promote goals such as "global understanding," "economic development," "transfer of resources"

...E. Both Capitalism and Judaeo-Christian culture must be destroyed before a Communist revolution can succeed
......1. Religious sentiment cannot be destroyed through legislation, as Lenin believed, but must be redirected from the divine to the state
.........a. Terror will only drive Religion underground
.........b. Religion will then reemerge when Leninism fails
.........c. So Religion must be destroyed in the minds of men
......2. Infiltrate religious academies and become priests and clergymen
.........a. Subtly promote heresy within religious organizations
.........b. Infiltrators must act so as to discredit the church
............(1) Cause financial and sexual scandals
............(2) See that this is given a high profile in the news
............(3) Like-minded infiltrators in the media will cooperate
......3. Once religion is discredited from within, continuously promote the idea that only the state can solve the problems that have been traditionally brought before the church

...F. When propagating revolutionary ideas, cloak them in polite terms
......1. National Consensus
......2. Popular Mandate
......3. National Pacification
......4. Pluralism
......5. Global Community
......6. Economic Justice
......7. Economic Democracy
......8. Liberation Theology
......9. Direct Action

...G. Marxists "must enter into every civil, cultural, and political activity in every nation, leavening them as yeast leavens bread." (Karl Marx pictured above)

Gramsci-(original Italian) = Gramschi = Gramski-(sp prefered by communists)

"If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-- Sammuel Adams

Communism Alive and Well ...Vote Democrat !

Marxism Dominates the Left Today
Reprinted from Original Story by Phil Brennan
May 2005

Communism is alive and well
, says "The End of Time" author David Horowitz.
And he should know. The son of Communist parents and a former Communist himself, he has crusaded against the Marxist left on college campuses and written books exposing the influence of the left on America's political culture.

In an exclusive interview with, Horowitz spoke about his new book and the Marxist domination of today's Democratic party.

In his book, Horowitz writes about his views on life and death, and explains his belief in the destructive nature of Utopia-driven ideologies, noting: "The desire for more than is possible is the cause of greater human misery than any other."

He places Communism in that category, and recalls how his father devoted his life in the pursuit of "more than is possible." Horowitz explains how since leaving the party he has devoted his life to fighting Marxism in all its forms, not as a conservative ideologue, but as a seeker after truth and the meaning of life.

"'The End of Time' is not a political book," Horowitz told "It's a philosophical book and while it talks about political themes, it does so from a very foundational point of view. It's not a book for people who want to know what I think about the judicial nominations."

In our interview, as he did in "The End of Time," he stressed his belief that far from being a threat in the past, Communism is a real force in American politics today.

NM: In your book you write about Communism and its appeal. Is communism still alive today?

DH: Communism is alive and well.

NM: Is it alive and well in the Democratic Party?

DH: The Democratic party is very close to being the [Communist-controlled Progressive] party of Henry Wallace.

NM: In other words, a Marxist Party?

DH: In my book "Unholy Alliance" I laid out what I called the mind of the left and showed the absolute continuity of the critique of capitalism in America between 1940 and 2003. Today's left sees the world pretty much in the same terms as the Stalinists did.

What has happened is that it has lost its faith in the working class, so its agenda is entirely negative. They've dropped the dictatorship of the proletariat and they all say they're democrats, but so did Lenin.

The vast bulk of the American left is a Communist left and they've introduced some fascist ideas like "identity politics," which is straight out of Mussolini. They don't talk about the working class, they talk about women and race. There's not much that they've learned from the history of the 20th century.

NM: In Whittaker Chambers' book "Witness" he saw this struggle as being either the great social wars of the 20th century, or the wars of faith.

DH: Chambers was a believer and I'm an agnostic with a great respect for believers. But the Islamic radicals are believers and it's not a secular belief, it's a religious belief.

There are believers who come both in secular and religious forms and they think they can take the work of salvation in their own hands.

These are all liberation theologians whether they are on the left or the right, and they are extraordinarily dangerous people precisely because they think they are in some ways talking to God or doing his work, and if you are doing God's work, it would justify anything.

I think you have to do what's right but without proposing to yourself that you can save the world.

NM: But don't we have some responsibility for doing what we believe is right?

DH: Yes. There's a passage in the book where I deal with my wife April talking about my "mission." My mission is a personal mission � to undo what I did as a leftist, to witness to the truth that I learned and to try to save even if it's only one or two individuals. That's what I do.

There are things that are beyond me. You have to think of Mohammed Atta or Timothy McVeigh � I wouldn't go blowing up federal buildings even for an end that I thought was good. They thought that what they were doing was noble.

One has to fight the good fight but one shouldn't delude oneself into thinking of oneself as a redeemer. Leftists � they call themselves "progressives" - are the arch reactionaries. When they get into arguments they are rude, they step on you, they kick you in the groin and they would kill you if they had the opportunity - you can see it in their passions. That's the sign of people who are intoxicated with their own self-righteousness. You don't really see that with conservatives.

NM: Is that what we are seeing now in the battles on Capitol Hill? It seems to be sheer hatred on the part of the left.

DH: That's because they think they are saving the world from the devil, which is us.

NM: Are the young being indoctrinated into Marxism?

DH: There's an unbelievable number of people on the campuses indoctrinating kids in the worst prejudices of the left. There are a lot of people of faith on campuses, but they are blacklisted from being on the faculty.

NM: How deep has this indoctrination gone?

DH: The Democratic party has never been such a left wing party and I think that comes directly out of the campuses. The whole Howard Dean campaign is what shifted the Democratic party to the far left. You had three Democratic front-runners - Kerry, Edwards and Gephardt - who were all supporters of the war until the Deaniacs came along. And who were the Deaniacs? They were the campus Communists.

The reason you have a blacklist and the reason you have indoctrination, which you've never had before on such a scale, is that you have the generation of the 1960s radicals who to avoid the draft and keep organizing against the war stayed in school and got student deferments and went on to became professors.

They are not academics, they're political activists. Do you think the woman who invited Susan Rosenberg, a convicted bomber, to be a visiting professor at Hamilton and followed that by inviting Ward Churchill � the closest thing to a campus terrorist guerilla � is an academic? Do you think she's a scholar? She's actually the daughter of a Communist lawyer, Victor Rabinowitz, whose closest friend is Leonard Boudin, another Communist whose daughter Cathy was a Weather Underground terrorist.

These people have infiltrated the academic world and converted it and largely captured the Democratic party in the process.

NM: The Democrats' objections to certain judges nominated to the federal bench are the result of their being pushed very hard by their prime supporters, which is the abortion industry and the gay lobby, and in many ways don't they seem to have been captive to that as much as they are captive to a leftist agenda?

DH: I don't see the abortion or gay lobbies as special interest groups. I see them as just part of the left. The gay lobby is not interested in gay people � they care about their radical agenda. The same thing with the abortionists.

Take another group, the feminist lobby. When Bill Clinton started abusing women you didn't hear a peep out of them because their agenda isn't women � their agenda is getting their people into power. Because what they are about is changing the world.

In SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) they used to say "The issue is never the issue, the revolution is the issue." That's the way I look at this. This is a power struggle. It's not about judges, it's not about abortion - it's to stop the Bush agenda.

Here's Janice Rogers Brown, a black female, daughter of a sharecropper. Everything in their overt agenda should lead them to say, "This is great! We care about the equality of women. Half the country is Republican. We have a Republican black woman. Now those racist Republicans will have to respect a black woman."

But that's not what their agenda is. The way they see it is, �My God, if the party of Satan gets a black woman in there, they will fool people into thinking they are not the party of Satan.' So the cause is what it's about. The issue is never the issue, the issue is always the revolution.

M: How would you define the Bush agenda?

DH: From the standpoint of the left? They are psychotic these days. They are living in an alternate reality. They make no sense whatever when they are talking about Bush.

As a conservative, I think the man has risen to the hour in terms of the war on terror. He's very Churchillian in that. This is what he'll be remembered for. He saved us an enormous amount of grief and he's done it against unbelievable odds and in the face of the most horrific attacks on a sitting president in history.

If we hadn't gone to war when we did, Saddam's weapons laboratories would be booming; he would be funding terrorists and arming them all over the world; Gadhafi would still have his chemical weapons lab, the largest in the third world, and he'd have his nuclear weapons lab; there wouldn't be a democracy movement in the Middle East; it's very possible that Pakistan would now be an Islamic nuclear state; and the United States would have been so weakened it would have incited much challenge to its power. It's hard to imagine what would have happened.

The reality is that we haven't been attacked since 2001. There's not a living human being who would have bet on September 12, 2001 that we would not be attacked again on our own soil in four years. All of that is due to George Bush and his aggressive war on terror. He's one of the great figures of recent times.

NM: Your wife April is apparently a believer. She made the statement that when she gets to the afterlife she wants you to be there, and she's afraid that if you don't believe you won't be there. Has she had any impact on you in that respect?

DH: You can't make somebody a believer. She wanted me to open my heart, so yes, she has had an impact � I will keep my heart open.

NM: Is "The End of Time" your last will and testament?

DH: "Hopefully that's premature. When you reach your 60s as I did when I began this, you can see the horizon coming. I have a passage in the book where I talk about how 20 years is like a lifetime. Well, 80 is pretty old even these days. It's time to think about those things. It's a book for people who have reached a certain age."

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Here is what Tammy Bruce, former President of the LA Chapter of N.O.W., says about the Communist/Marxist influence on the feminist movement and the Democrat party.

Tammy Bruce is a former liberal Democrat who's logic and common sense simply overpowered the hatred and lies of the left. Ms. Bruce is yet more proof that the real party of tolerance is on the right... not on the left.