Sunday, October 6, 2013

 (We dedicate this poem to the few brave souls who still have the will to fight against terrible odds for freedom from the deceitful wiles of Marxism)

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

~ Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)

John Paul Jones on the deck of the Bonhomme Richard

In command of Ranger in 1777 and 1778, John Paul Jones operated in British home waters and made audacious raids on England’s shore. In recognition of his exploits, he was placed in command of five French and American vessels. Aboard his flagship, the Bonhomme Richard, Jones led his small squadron in the capture of seven merchantmen off of the Scottish coast. 

On September 23, 1779, Jones fought one of the bloodiest engagements in naval history. Jones struggled with the 44-gun Royal Navy frigate Serapis, and although his own vessel was burning and sinking, Jones would not accept the British demand for surrender, replying, 
“I have not yet begun to fight.” 
More than three hours later, Serapis surrendered and Jones took command.



    1. Powerful and continuing expressions of nationalism
    2. Disdain for the importance of human rights
    3. Identification of enemies/scapegoats as a unifying cause
    4. The supremacy of the military/avid militarism
    5. Rampant sexism
    6. A controlled mass media
    7. Obsession with national security
    8. Religion and government are intertwined
    9. Power of corporations protected
    10. Power of labor suppressed or eliminated
    11. Disdain and suppression of intellectuals and the arts
    12. Obsession with crime and punishment
    13. Rampant cronyism and corruption
    14. Fraudulent elections
    15. Are Republicans anti establishment?

    Are Republicans MARXISTS, FASCISTS? Are Republicans NAZIS?
    The Republican establishment tends to operate under a “good old boy” system. Look at those 14 points then describe the Republican party. You tell me.

  2. FT,
    I found eyeglasses that work better than the ones I've been using.

    I'm not really back on the web, just making this brief foray.

  3. Anon is a little mixed-up.

    It's 14 Identifying characteristics of fascism, not Marxism.

    It's from Lawrence W. Britt's 2003 article, Fascism Anyone?

    He states where he drew his conclusions from:

    For the purpose of this perspective, I will consider the following regimes: Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Franco’s Spain, Salazar’s Portugal, Papadopoulos’s Greece, Pinochet’s Chile, and Suharto’s Indonesia. To be sure, they constitute a mixed bag of national identities, cultures, developmental levels, and history. But they all followed the fascist or protofascist model in obtaining, expanding, and maintaining power.

    Of course, his real agenda was aimed at the Bush Administration, but some liberty-loving liberals wondered if Clinton was ushering in a new age of fascism.

    And any casual student of history can see how Democrat Woodrow Wilson's administration blatantly ushered in fascism, carried on by subsequent presidents and brought to a dictatorial culmination by FDR and his imperial decrees.

    So, a better question than, are republicans fascists, or is Obama a fascist, is: Is the American government fascist?

    I answer no, but it does have many fascistic tendencies, and both dems and repubs do it, so sophomoric exercises by clumsy morons like anon above don't really get to the heart of the matter.

    Here are few links for thought:

  4. To the first Anon:
    You are a dummkopf. Herr FreiDinke is correct in pointing out that cultural marxism is destroying our democratic republic.

    You can't see it? Then you are a blind fool!

    -- Freiheit Glueck

  5. America has had some great presidents in our past Ronald Reagan, Harry Truman, John Kennedy, we have also had some mediocre ones I would say that Richard Nixon firs that description, as does LBJ, and a few bad ones like good ole Jimmy Carter. But we’ve never had one quite as bad as Barack Obama. He’s the first who thinks that he is King of the World.
    He’s the first who turns a problem into a crisis by refusing to negotiate with Congress, and by side stepping our Constitution and undermines our second amendment rights. Your right to bear arms, and your right to Free Speech!
    He’s the first who thinks in terms of race and is not afraid to give his opinion in private matters. And he’s the first one that issues executive orders if he can’t get his way. .
    Meanwhile, Jimmy Carter can rest easy. We have a new worst president.

    Get into a conversation with a liberal about drug-dealers, gangstarappers, street thugs, cop killers, terrorists, radical Islamists or dictators, black panthers, or any other people that, hate America, and liberals will take their side and sympathize with them
    The same liberal who'll laugh at a stupid joke about Sarah Palin or attack Michele Bachmann and their families, will then turn around and have a Hissy Fit if you joke about Michelle Obama, or Hillary Clinton.
    And those are MY reason to dislike Liberalism, and Progressives

  6. Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.


  7. Well I suppose that a good case could be made that left/right, fascism/Marxism, Republican/Democrat are all parallel rails on the railroad heading to the same ultimate destination: Absolute tyranny over the individual.

    All the bickering, finger pointing and flag waving and cheer leading of partisan causes are simply a smoke screen to divert the attention of any intelligent and curious mind away from the real truth of what the hell is really happening.

    I believe the puppet masters sitting behind the curtain must be roaring with laughter that yhey are able to get away with their scam for so long.

  8. The typical leftist trick of disingenuously posing inappropriate questions, making misleading suggestions, raising irrelevant issues, making false and inappropriate accusations, in order to divert attention from the main point by pretending not to understand it or respect it will not be tolerated here.

    Anyone -- friend or foe -- who even so much as MENTIONS the name "George Whyte" will be summarily deleted from here on in.

  9. What a crazy blogoverse we live in, eh?

    Poor Ms. Kenawe and her courtiers are almost overcome with overwrought handwringing over the shutdown.

    I called for a fainting couch for the poor Ms. Kenawe, as it is clear she has been gripped by the vapors, based upon her headline screaming that the destruction of our democracy is at hand.

    -- Freiheit Glueck

  10. Pitiful that one saw or bothered to note the strong parallel between Dylan Thomas's famous villanelle and John Paul Jones on the deck of the Bonhomme Richard. I refrained from commenting till now, FT, because I was hoping someone else would give you the support I think you deserve for your astute observations. I don't give praise easily, as I think you now, but the polite restraint you show in the face of stupidity and outlandish boorishness is admirable.

    -----------> Katharine Heartburn



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