Political Cartoon: Branco Cartoons vs. New York Times’ anti-Semitic Cartoon, Smear Campaign

Political Cartoon:

Branco Cartoons vs. New York Times’ anti-Semitic Cartoon, Smear Campaign

New York Times Runs Blatantly Anti-Semitic Cartoon 2 days before Poway Synagogue Shooting

RUSH LIMBAUGH:

A couple of days before the shooting, the international edition of the New York Times ran a despicable cartoon.  It featured a blind Donald Trump wearing a yarmulke.  Trump is leading Benjamin Netanyahu on a leash.  Netanyahu is portrayed as a dog.  Trump has him on a leash and he’s wearing a Star of David collar.  Just to make sure the point isn’t too subtle.

 

Nazi cartoon in 1940

The Jew leads Winston Churchill. Nazi Germany 1940.

Nazism History

Now, the cartoon could have come right out of any of the rabid anti-Semitic publications from the Nazi Germany days.

Now, the Poway synagogue shooting.  Once again, there has been a shooting by a guy who hates Trump.  The shooter here hates Trump and hates conservatives and calls both of them, us and Trump, vile names.  Yet the Democrats and the media still trying to blame Trump and conservatives for the shooting!  Meanwhile, anti-Semitism has totally taken over the Democrat Party, and do you know how they’re disguising it?  They’re using opposition to Israel as their platform for full-fledged, universal anti-Semitism, including and led by the New York Times.

 

Reason behind New York Times Smear Campaign

Professor Dershowitz said the New York Times owes its readers more than an apology. We are entitled to an investigation and explanation. How did the anti-Semitic cartoon get published? Who approved it? What steps are being taken to prevent a recurrence?

And then he tweeted that the anti-Semitic cartoon published by the New York Times is a symptom of a deeper problem on the left. “It is acceptable to many on the left to employ anti-Semitic tropes as long as they are directed against Israel.” Bingo. Anti-Zionism is becoming an acceptable cover for anti-Semitism. Meaning, you can be an anti-Semite, you can be totally opposed to Jews and just couch it as being opposed to Israel and it sends the same message.

smear-campaignAnd truth is that this kind of smear is not unusual for the New York Times. On Friday they had to apologize for publishing a piece back on Good Friday that claimed Jesus was Palestinian.

The New York Times has people that do not understand the first thing about Christianity. It’s not that they just are biased and are publishing lies. They literally, in this era, in this evolution of the New York Times, they don’t have anybody who actually understands Christianity. Easter worshipers, for example. Easter worshipers.

And the reason is because there is an anti-Christian bias on the left, and once there is an anti-Christian or anti-conservative bias, you don’t have to learn anything about it. It’s just bad. So Fox News is bad, Rush Limbaugh’s bad, talk radio is bad, just because they say it’s bad, just because we’re conservative.

You don’t have to say any more. You don’t have to know any more. You don’t have to explain anything because everybody on your side already agrees, conservatism bad. Christianity bad. Christianity, part of the American founding, the American founding bad. That’s it! That’s the extent of their knowledge. Which, of course, isn’t knowledge.

Breitbart: Report: Suspected CA Synagogue Gunman Called Trump ‘Jew-Loving, Anti-White, Traitorous

 

A.F. Branco Cartoon Corrects NY Times Smear Campaign

Leader of the Pack

 

A Cartoon in response to the New York Times clearly antisemitic illustration depicting Bibi Netanyahu as a dog on a leash being held by President Trump. Political Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2019.

See more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here.

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Notre Dame Fire: Leftist News Media Smear Campaign vs. Western Civilization, Christendom

Notre Dame Fire:

Leftist News Media Smear Campaign vs. Western Civilization, Christendom

Leftist News Media denies Notre Dame Arson as Possible Cause

Rush Limbaugh

RUSH: So there you have it. Lou Dobbs not backing away from the issue of possible arson, and if it is arson, who could be behind it. You know, 875 Catholic churches in France were vandalized in 2018. I think a lot of people would be surprised that there are even are 875 Catholic churches in France. But there are, and 875 of ’em were vandalized, and there were 12 churches vandalized, including a fire in Paris last month in a single week.

RUSH: So, see? Notre Dame, billions. Three black churches, peanuts. Not fair. Racist Americans. Racist whites around the world eager to rebuild Notre Dame, couldn’t care less about three black churches in Louisiana. That’s CNN’s angle. So you always turn — it’s a good story that so many people are offering so much money to Notre Dame. It’s a very uplifting story.

CNN can’t allow that. Got to tear that down.

CNN Smear Campaign against Notre Dame Donations

There’s a lot of money that’s been donated to Notre Dame and the amount of money in comparison donated to three black churches is much smaller. So all of that’s true. It is the tone. I mean, even juxtaposing these things together, the purpose here is to smear white donors, wealthy white donors, to smear whites as racist and uncaring.

So you take what is a really good story, and you turn it into a negative on the people who are making it a really good story. You impugn the donors.

 They may be able to rebuild Notre Dame, but they’re not gonna be able to put the heart and soul back in. It was built by people who believed in a transcendent world and believed in a searing, was his word, searing love and devotion to Jesus Christ and his mother. And everything that was built into that church came from the heart and the soul of the people who were doing it.

He said, what’s gonna happen here, this little Macron guy, “We’re gonna rebuild it in five years.” So they’re basically gonna get a bunch of Hollywood set designers to get back in there with their computer-aided design programs and try to recreate what it was and get close to the wood and so forth and make it look like it did as much as they can.

Victor Davis Hanson’s point, we simply do not have the heart, the mind-set that we had at the time these great cathedrals were built.

This is a bunch of leftist, stuffed-shirt, arrogant snobs from Harvard and the architectural community saying that Notre Dame was always a fraud, that it was always phony, that there never was this “white Christian France” in the first place, and it doesn’t deserve to be rebuilt as such.  Notre Dame needs to be rebuilt as a secular cathedral.

 

Smear Campaign against Christendom, Western Civilization

Folks, to understand this, it really would be helpful to understand what the overall target is.  It’s not just sufficient to say that “white human history” is being targeted here.  This is the whole concept of Western Civilization — Christendom and all of it — and the actual target is the American founding.  If you can overturn and erase the American founding, then you will have wiped out Western Civilization.  They think they’ve already made great inroads in erasing elements of white and Western Civilization in Europe already.

You see, this effort is worldwide.  It’s not just confined to the United States, but it’s focused here because if the United States’ founding can be erased, overturned, obliterated, or if — better than that — the founding can be reported on and misrepresented so that in a lot of people’s minds, then they will have effectively succeeded in wiping out Western Civilization, which is the objective.

Why?

Freedom.

It really isn’t any more complicated than that.  Freedom.  Freedom is where opposition to liberalism lives.  Can’t have that.

Freedom is the great threat to liberalism. It’s the great threat to totalitarianism, authoritarianism. It’s the great threat to the Democrat Party.  Freedom is where opposition exists, or can.

It has to be wiped out. The roots of it have to be wiped out.  The whole idea that human beings are created in freedom, that freedom is God-given, not man bestowed.

Liberals want to be in charge of who’s free and who isn’t.  They want to erase this idea that there is a God and that God created human beings and in that creation is a yearning to be free.  Gotta wipe that out.  The Soviets did it.  Communism’s basic tenet?

No God, no freedom. The state is it.  When there’s no God and when there’s no faith and when there’s no freedom, there’s no opposition.  But, see, they can’t wipe out freedom because freedom is part of the way we’re created and built.

 

Leftists and the Notre Dame Fire

Rebuilding Notre Dame: Notre Dame Cathedral History, Christian Worldview, and Western Civilization

Rebuilding Notre Dame:

Notre Dame Cathedral History, Christian Worldview, and Western Civilization

“We were the steward of this iconic representation of Western civilization, Catholicism, Christendom.  And of all the years, 2019, at the height of our sophistication, at the height of our technological ability, we are found wanting.

“It’s almost as if places that are less affluent without the technology of Western Europe or the United States, they’re more like what we used to be. They still believe in transcendence,” meaning they believe there’s a lot that is much larger than ourselves out there. ~Rush Limbaugh, quoting Victor Davis Hanson

Rush Limbaugh

Victor Davis Hanson, esteemed historian, made this observation on the tragic burning of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France on Monday, April 15.

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Christ statue in Brazil

HANSON: After 800 years we were the steward of this iconic representation of western civilization, Catholicism, Christendom. And of all years, 2019 at the height of our sophistication and technology, we were found wanting. We didn’t protect this icon. And we don’t build them anymore. There’s great churches and cathedrals that go up all over the world, but they’re in Poland, they’re in Cairo, they’re in the Ivory Coast, they’re in Brazil, they’re in India.

It’s almost as if the places that are less affluent without the technology of Western Europe and the United States are like we used to be. They still believe in transcendence, they still believe in something other than this world. And so it’s gonna be very hard in our society to ever build a cathedral again, much less to repair them, because we don’t believe in what they represented.

RUSH: This parallels a note that I got from a guy yesterday said, “Rush, all this talk about rebuilding, they’re never going to be able to rebuild it, not really. Because that cathedral was built with a searing love, a searing love for Jesus Christ and his mother, a searing love of Christianity, a 100-year project of searing, devoted love.”

He said, “I don’t care what they do to rebuild this, they’re never gonna be able to put the heart back in it that built it. They’re never gonna be able to restore the heart, the beating devotion and searing love that has been destroyed by the fire, if it has been.”

Today’s left does not believe in that kind of transcendence. Today’s left does not believe there’s anything larger than themselves. And anybody who wants to believe or does believe in things larger than themselves that you can’t touch, like God, they’re dangerous.

They’re dangerous because people like that are going to put faith in things the left can’t control and can’t touch.

The left wants faith to be placed in their symbols, largely government and the people that they populate to lead the government. That’s who they want worshiped. And they’re scared to death of people who worship something that can’t be seen, something that is transcendent and explains all of this. Liberals want you to believe that everything that is could be explained by virtue of them and their existence.

True Crime and Abuse of Power exposed: Rigged Election, by Hillary Clinton and James Comey

True Crime

Abuse of Power

Rigged Election, by Hillary Clinton and James Comey

Rush Limbaugh

RUSH:. There isn’t gonna be any investigation of Fusion GPS. That’s not what this was. This special counsel report was to look into whether or not Trump colluded, not Hillary. This is what’s dead wrong with this. You know, folks, everything that they alleged — and I’m not exaggerating — everything that the media and whoever else, the FBI, Comey, DOJ, this whole bunch, everything they’ve alleged happened, actually did happen with Hillary Clinton.

An election was rigged, the Democrat primaries. A computer was hacked, a network was hacked, the DNC network was hacked, and by the Russians. But the DNC would not let the FBI forensically examine it. The FBI has never seen the DNC server. They turned that over to a third-party outsource group called CrowdStrike.

An election was rigged. Bernie Sanders knows it. Hillary Clinton, the Democrat National Committee rigged an election and they conspired with Russians via the dossier that they hired, paid Christopher Steele to write, they’re the ones that colluded with Russians. They are the ones that were engaged in an effort to rig the presidential election!

Not only was the FBI trying to rig the primary election for Hillary Clinton against Crazy Bernie, they were all trying to rig the presidential election for Hillary Clinton as well. There are two elections here that the people investigating Trump literally tried to rig. ‘Cause make no mistake about it, this investigation so-called that started in 2015, 2016 because everybody was afraid that there were Russian spies, Russian agents in the Trump campaign, that Trump was a tool, that Trump was a traitor, that Trump was a Russian agent, that all was not an investigation. That was an attempt to rig the election.

They first tried to destroy Trump’s primary candidacy. Then they tried to destroy the presidential election, or to rig that. When that didn’t work, they tried to dismantle Trump’s transition period. And then they went on and after Trump was inaugurated, they continued the effort which began as an effort to rig the election, doing everything they could to convince the American people Trump was a mistake, to turn against him so that he could be impeached.

There were two elections that Strzok Smirk and McCabe and all these people, Comey, were engaged in rigging, and both of them were for Hillary Clinton. And neither one of those is being investigated by Mueller. That’s what Barr is talking about investigating.

Fake News Promises Mueller “Bombshell”

 

Socialism Explained: Permissive Parenting created Socialism as Religion for Millennials

Critical Thinking Topics

Socialism Explained:

Permissive Parenting created Socialism as Religion for Millennials

Permissive Parenting, False Self Esteem are poor Character Education

Rush Limbaugh

CALLER: Hi, Rush.  Last week you said that Alexandria Cortez is like the adult version of this everybody’s wonderful and everybody gets a trophy.  I was thinking about that, and it’s true.  I see this generation as just drowning in a self-esteem that isn’t real, because we’ve rewarded just simple participation. We’ve rewarded kids just for showing up.  I have four boys in this generation; so I know.  The real achievement that builds true self-esteem necessitates hardship and trying and failing. So when we reward kids just for showing up, I think we actually dumb them down. They don’t learn how —

RUSH:  Oh, I agree.

CALLER:  Yeah.  They don’t learn how to think critically.  I think they’re stunted character-wise.  They don’t learn wisdom through life experience.  And then we send them off to the state universities.  My third son is a second-year student in a state university, and last semester he had a self-avowed Marxist professor who had a full-fledged meltdown one day when she was teaching them about how “white males” own the majority of the wealth in the world.  So, if they go into these classrooms and they haven’t learned to think, they don’t have the character, the wisdom, the life experience —

RUSH:  Well, it’s not… You mentioned wisdom.  You’re right about all that.  It’s not just that, though.  It is that they are also taught to resent people from whom they could learn things. They are taught to resent people who have more life experiences, who have more wisdom or advice to offer

Almost Child Abuse to Promise Millennials  the lies of Socialism Utopia

RUSH: But I think it is almost child abuse to create belief systems in kids that they’ve accomplished things when they haven’t, that they’re special simply because they exist, and at any time those circumstances don’t exist, something’s wrong, not with them, but with everybody else. That’s what’s the ticket to socialism. When they are shielded and protected, when their parents become their friends rather than mentors and disciplinarians, eventually these shielded, protected kids are going to encounter obstacles. They’re going to encounter things that have to be overcome.

Millennials need to be told NO

Well, that’s not the world, that’s not life, and if they’re not equipped and not prepared for it. Hello, victimhood the moment they leave home. And once they become part of the victimology class, then they have surrendered control over their own future, over their own existence, and they then become totally dependent on the people promising to provide or take care of whatever. You know, Santa Claus is hard to say “no” to. And people promising utopia.

 

 

Millennials will encounter Adversity

They’re gonna encounter adversity. And, if they’ve never been made to deal with it, if they’ve always been shielded, if any adversity has been presented to them as unfairness or racism or sexism or bigotry, they’re not gonna know how to deal with it. That is what makes them susceptible to pitches like Crazy Bernie’s and all the rest of these Democrats, where everything’s gonna be free and everybody’s gonna be nice and everybody’s gonna be the same and everybody’s gonna be respected. And there won’t be anybody yelling and there won’t be anybody making fun of anybody and there won’t be anybody laughing at other people, none of this.

Well, that’s not the world, that’s not life, and if they’re not equipped and not prepared for it. Hello, victimhood the moment they leave home. And once they become part of the victimology class, then they have surrendered control over their own future, over their own existence, and they then become totally dependent on the people promising to provide or take care of whatever. You know, Santa Claus is hard to say “no” to. And people promising utopia.

Socialism is Failure

There has to be a reason socialism is demonstrable failure every time it’s ever been tried. It’s a demonstrable failure wherever you want to look in practice right now in the world, and yet it remains this overwhelming, attractive, alluring thing. Why? And I think it has to do with immaturity and shelter from adversity.

And, man, when we take successful people and target them and use them as examples of what not to be, when we challenge the legitimacy of successful people by accusing them of stealing it or tricking people out of it or coming by it in some unfair way, rather than inspiring people to be better than they can be, we’re doing great damage to our own society and culture.

And we are there now. I don’t know what percentage of Millennials — there are exceptions to everything. The whole generation’s not this way, obviously. We get calls from a bunch of Millennials who agree with the characterization and share with us how they’ve avoided it and the problems that they encounter by not falling in line with their peers on this kind of thing.

faith-and-freedomInoculate your Children against Socialism and Atheism HERE

Socialism as Religion for Millennials

Arthur Chrenkoff

 

RUSH: I got a great piece here:  “Socialism as a Millennial Religion.”  Let me read a couple of pull quotes here.

 Only 15 Percent of Millennials have Correct Understanding of Socialism

The Millennials can’t remember very much – and they don’t learn very much either. It’s easy being hot for socialism or communism when you actually have a very little idea of what it is and what it did throughout the 20th century. And the Ys have that ignorance in spades; one third of them think that George W Bush killed more people than Stalin and 42 per cent have never heard of Mao – but over 70 per cent agree with Bernie Sanders. Some research suggests that only 15 per cent actually have a correct understanding of socialism.

It’s not just politics; the Millennials are the most woefully undereducated and miseducated generation in a very long time. To be fair, that’s not strictly their fault; that attaches itself again to their Boomer grandparents who have been in charge of our failing education systems during this time. Combine the modern indoctrination-cum-dumbification taking place in schools and universities with the attention span-killing impact of information technology and social media, and you have a barely literate cohort, which is simply not equipped with the necessary mental tools to learn about the real world even if they wanted to.

Any surprises that socialism is now nearly synonymous with Gen Y?

Think of all the traits and characteristics, most of them negative, associated with the Millennials in the popular mind. They are said to be unrealistic and have both the inflated expectations of life and the inflated perceptions of selves. They think the world owes them a living – a good one too – though without necessary too much effort. Things came very easily to them when they were growing up; when that suddenly stops – when the reality finally intrudes – they get angry, frustrated, lost: the world is deeply unfair and is conspiring against them.

Millennial Narcissism

They are narcissistic, self-possessed and self-obsessed. They expect instant rewards and instant gratification. Having been told their whole lives how special they are, they tend to be over-sensitive and find it difficult to cope with criticism or obstacles. They’re lazy, flighty and easily distracted. Remember: these are all generalisations, but stereotypes stick because they ring true.

So no, no surprises here. Their collective personality makes the Millennials unusually suited for the flirtation with socialism. They are a great match; if this was Tinder, Marx would be getting super liked all the time.

Result of Permissive Parenting

Socialism is the response of a spoiled child when faced with the world that does not genuflect to its every wish the way their parents did – the world as it is must therefore be evil and has to be changed to something radically different. Gen Y, of course, did not just magically become the way they are – they were brought up like that, so we all bear the blame and the responsibility for a generation who resents not being managers in their 20s and not being recognised as special anymore by all their elders. Clearly, the capitalism has failed when I’m not showered down with money after I graduate from my double in media and gender studies.

Life is Not Fair

The world indeed is not perfect and it is not always fair, but the sensible response would be to acknowledge how good it actually is, how much better than it has ever been, and how it continues to get better – but that would actually require a decent knowledge of history, for example – and then to think of all the various practical ways we can try to make it better.~Arthur Chrenkoff

Instead, the world is hell, all the previous generations have failed us and we need to turn everything upside down. Viva la revolucion.

In November this year we will celebrate thirty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. It’s sad and it’s terrifying that in such a short space of time socialism is cool again, but it’s not entirely unexpected – hell of a lot of suckers have been born since 1989.

Solutions for Parents

Moral Character Education Action Plan—START HERE

 

Judeo-Christian Ethics: Infanticide, Death Panel meaning, and What to Do About It

Judeo-Christian Ethics:

Infanticide, Death Panel meaning, and What to Do About It

Decent people everywhere are sickened by this development in the New York abortion law, legalizing infanticide. The truth is, we are politically weak. Our sacred way of life will not be redeemed in the capitols of the world, but within the walls of our own homes.  The good news is that you can start now to find peace for your family in this challenging world. See Below for a doable ACTION PLAN.  ~C.A. Davidson

Judeo-Christian Ethics

“The law of Nature requires animals to kill other animals for food. In the law of the Bible, on the other hand, God tells us not to kill or eat other people. Why not?”

“It’s wrong!” The students exclaimed indignantly in vigorous unison.

“How do you know it’s wrong?”

Jacob waited.

“Well,” Preston began slowly. “There simply is no justice in murder and cannibalism. I don’t know why . . . Somehow I just know that.”

“Men often create laws to try to change God’s commandments,” Jacob continued, “but God’s laws never change. When He created our eternal souls, He planted those unchangeable moral laws in our minds and hearts. It’s called—”

“Our conscience.” Preston nodded. “Of course! I see that now.”

~ C.A. Davidson , Book 2, Birthright Covenant Trilogy, coming soon

Book 1 available Here

Action Plan—START HERE

 

Infanticide and Death Panels Meaning

Obama Previews Death Panels: Take the Painkiller

Rush Limbaugh

I’m telling you: The left is doing as much as it can to erase all of these differences that define American exceptionalism. We are the only nation on earth where, in our founding documents, the right to life is considered a right and specified. The right to liberty, the pursuit of happiness… There’s no other country that has ever codified these things in government documents. We all take it for granted because we grew up with it and it’s not been any big deal. It’s been the way things are.

But those are the kinds of things that define American exceptionalism, not that we’re better people, and not that we’re smarter. That has nothing to do with American exceptionalism. But let’s go back. This is 2009. So what is this, 10 years ago now? It’d actually be 9-1/2 years ago. June of 2009, the famous ABC special, prime time “Questions for the President: Prescription for America.” A member of the audience, Jane Sturm, stood up and asked, “My mother is now over 105. But at 100, the doctors said to her, ‘I can’t do anything more unless you have a pacemaker.’ I said, ‘Go for it.’

“[My mother] said, ‘Go for it.’ But the specialist said, ‘No, she’s too old.’ But when the other specialist saw her and saw her joy of life,” how full of life she is, “he said, ‘I’m going for it.’ That was over five years ago, Mr. President. My mother’s 105 and happily alive. My question to you is, outside the medical criteria for prolonging life for somebody who is elderly, is there any consideration that can be given for a certain spirit, a certain joy of living, a quality of life, or is it just a medical cutoff at a certain age?”

Now, stop and think what we’re hearing here. A citizen at the White House is asking the president essentially, “Under your plan, can my mother continue to live and experience the joy of life? She’s full of life. Under your plan, would my mother get the pacemaker?” This is what the president of the United States told that woman 9-1/2 years ago…

OBAMA: I don’t think that we can make judgments based on people’s spirit. That would be a pretty subjective decision to be making. I think we have to have rules that say that we are going to provide good, quality care for all people. End-of-life care is one of the most difficult sets of decisions that we’re going to have to make. But understand that those decisions are already being made in one way or another. If they’re not being made under Medicare and Medicaid, they’re being made by private insurers. At least we can let doctors know and your mom know that, you know what, maybe this isn’t going to help. Maybe you’re better off not having the surgery but taking the painkiller.

So there you heard the leader of the free world, your desire to live, not a factor. We can’t use that. You’re full of life? Sorry. Irrelevant. You love being alive? Sorry. Can’t factor that in. Why? ‘Cause we don’t have the money. Somebody needs to tell Cortez and the rest of these clowns we don’t have the money. This is what Obamacare was gonna cost. This is why everybody started talking about death panels.

I want to ask you to think about something. We’ve all been around babies. And many of us have pets. Pick ’em up as puppies. You can’t miss, in a child, you cannot miss, in a newborn anything, the absolute thrill and love of being alive. You see it on their faces. You hear it in the laughs in terms of little babies. They just love being alive. It’s the natural state until age and maturity and life take over, start messing around with people’s psychology.

But in that period where you have raw, unbridled essence of innocence, you’ve got nothing but pure, sheer joy and happiness. Baby after baby after baby.

The fix for this is gonna be a while. ‘Cause it’s taken us a while to get here. This is gonna require a reestablishment of moral boundaries and foundations and a number of other values that the left has systematically sought to obliterate, erase, and wipe out over the course of many decades.

 

What Can We Do About It?

Our sacred way of life will not be redeemed in the capitols of the world, but within the walls of our own homes. The truth is, we are politically weak.  The good news is that you can start now to find peace for your family in this challenging world. Here’s how. ~C.A. Davidson

Action Plan—START HERE

 

 

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Culture Wars: Left-wing Agenda vs. Moral Compass, Accountability for Actions, Judeo-Christian Ethics

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Culture Wars: Left-wing Agenda vs. Moral Compass, Accountability for Actions, Judeo-Christian Ethics But the reason for no God on the left is with no God, there’s no morality, and there’s no right or wrong that anybody else gets to proclaim. … Continue reading

Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Heritage: Notre Dame Columbus Murals banned for Political Correctness

Cultural Marxism vs. Judeo-Christian Heritage:

Notre Dame Columbus Murals banned for Political Correctness

Notre Dame bows to political correctness and covers Christopher Columbus murals

by Lauren Cooley

 

The University of Notre Dame announced its intentions to cover murals of Christopher Columbus over the weekend.

University President John Jenkins wrote in a campus-wide email that the murals once reflected “the attitudes of the time” but that they are now “demeaning” to “the indigenous peoples.”

Painted in 1882-84, the artwork has great historical value and resides in the university’s iconic Main Building, aka the “Golden Dome.”

The Native American Student Association of Notre Dame issued a statement via Facebook, applauding the “thoughtful and wise decision,” calling it “a good step towards acknowledging the full humanity of those Native people who have come before us.”

The Young Americans for Freedom chapter at the University of Notre Dame is calling on the university to reverse its decision.

“Sadly the University of Notre Dame decided to coddle its students by shielding them from a painting of an important figure in world history,” Grant Strobl, YAF spokesperson and Notre Dame law student, said in a statement. “If we adopt the standard of judging previous generations by current standards, we may reach a point where there are no longer accomplishments to celebrate.”

YAF chapter leader Luke Jones wants his school to “proudly display the remarkable artwork depicting Christopher Columbus.”

Notre Dame to Cover Up Columbus Murals

RUSH: In order to keep the mob at bay before they really get mad at us, we’re gonna eliminate whatever it is that might upset them.

RUSH: How about this: “Notre Dame [University] to Cover up Murals of Columbus in the New World.” They have a series of artwork, tapestries and murals that depict various moments in history. And the University of Notre Dame has announced — obviously out of fear of the mob or because they themselves have been totally given over now to the phony political correctness — they are going to cover them.

Notre Dame to Cover Up Columbus Murals

Inoculate your Children against Cultural Marxism and Atheism HEREfaith-and-freedom

Thanksgiving History Facts

Thanksgiving History Facts

Rush Limbaugh

You could reduce it to say it was capitalism versus socialism, which it was. But that would be to undersell — underemphasize what really has happened. A people who had undying faith in God survived circumstances that they never knew they were going to face and ultimately prospered — and, at the end of it all, were still able to practice their religion as they chose who was the original reason for their trip in the first place. And for all of that they were eternally thankful. That is the story of Thanksgiving.

The True Story of Thanksgiving

“On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. “It carried a total of 102 passengers,” not all of them Pilgrims, “including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract,” for all the Pilgrims to agree to and sign, “that established just and equal laws for all [forty Pilgrims] of the new community…” It didn’t matter what their religious beliefs were. None of that mattered. They just set up a contractual agreement that dictated behavior and a number of other things. Now, where did the ideas…? This is the Mayflower Compact, by the way, is what it was called.

“Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from? From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the” Bible, both “Old and New Testaments.” It was the reason they lived: To read it, to study it, to practice it. “They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture,” this is all according to Bradford’s journal, “they never doubted that their experiment would work.” They were supremely confident that their objective would occur.

But everybody knows “this was no pleasure cruise.” It was long. It was arduous. There were the usual bad relationships and problems on board this tiny ship with 102 people. But they made it. They made it in ways that people would not travel today. They had no other choice. Think of the primitive forms of navigation, lack of knowledge of any upcoming weather or condition of the seas. Yet they did it, “[a]nd when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford’s detailed journal,” nothing “a cold, barren, desolate,” unsettled, “wilderness.

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History Facts: Real Story of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Stories the Teacher is not Teaching our Children

History Facts: Real Story of Thanksgiving

key “Here’s the part that’s been omitted…”  I’ll come back with the part that is omitted from modern day textbooks for young children in the schools. ~Rush Limbaugh

plymouth-colony-AA group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. “After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World, where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set sail. It carried a total of 102 passengers, including forty Pilgrims led by William Bradford. On the journey, Bradford set up an agreement, a contract, that established just and equal laws for all members of the new community, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Where did the revolutionary ideas expressed in the Mayflower Compact come from?

bible1“From the Bible. The Pilgrims were a people completely steeped in the lessons of the Old and New Testaments. They looked to the ancient Israelites for their example. And, because of the biblical precedents set forth in Scripture, they never doubted that their experiment would work. But this was no pleasure cruise, friends. The journey to the New World was a long and arduous one. And when the Pilgrims landed in New England in November, they found, according to Bradford’s detailed journal, a cold, barren, desolate wilderness. There were no friends to greet them, he wrote.

“There were no houses to shelter them. There were no inns where they could refresh themselves. And the sacrifice they had made for freedom was just beginning. During the first winter, half the Pilgrims — including Bradford’s own wife — died of either starvation, sickness or exposure.” For a long time, many of them continued to live on the Mayflower. There was nowhere else to live. “When spring finally came, Indians taught the settlers how to plant corn, fish for cod and skin beavers for coats. Life improved for the Pilgrims, but they did not yet prosper!

“This is important to understand because this is where modern American history lessons often end. Thanksgiving is actually explained in some textbooks as a holiday for which the Pilgrims gave thanks to the Indians for saving their lives,” and teaching them to grow food and eat and all that, “rather than as a devout expression of gratitude grounded in the tradition of both the Old and New Testaments.” The Bible. Remember, these were religious people. They set out on a journey to a place that they had no idea of, and they just found barren wilderness.

thanksgiving1stThe very idea that they survived — even before they began to prosper, the very idea that they just survived — was what gave them pause to thank God. That was the original Thanksgiving, and that’s not taught. The original Thanksgiving is taught as, “If it weren’t for the Indians, Pilgrims would have died. The Indians saved their bacon! The Indians saved them.” It’s an understandable effort here, but that’s not what happened, is the point. “Here’s the part that’s been omitted…”  I’ll come back with the part that is omitted from modern day textbooks for young children in the schools.

RUSH: We are back with the original, the true story of Thanksgiving, as written by me See, I Told You So, Chapter 6: “Dead White Guys, What the History Books Never Told You, The True Story of Thanksgiving — “Here is the part that has been omitted: The original contract the Pilgrims had entered into with their merchant-sponsors…” in London called for everything they produced to go into a common store, and each member of the community,” all 40 of them, “was entitled to one common share. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belong to the community as well. “

Mayflower-compact-hero2-AIt was a commune. It was socialism! Because they wanted to be fair. “They were going to distribute it equally. All of the land they cleared and the houses they built belonged to the community as well. Nobody owned anything. They just had a share in it. It was a commune, folks. “It was the forerunner to the communes we saw in the ’60s and ’70s out in California — and it was complete with organic vegetables, by the way,” in case you’d like to know. “Bradford, who had become the new governor of the colony, recognized that this form of collectivism was as costly and destructive to the Pilgrims as that first harsh winter, which had taken so many lives,” and half the people weren’t carrying their weight, didn’t have to.

“He decided to take bold action. Bradford assigned a plot of land to each family to work and manage,” and they got to keep the bulk of what they produced, “thus turning loose the power of the marketplace. That’s right. Long before Karl Marx was even born, the Pilgrims had discovered and experimented with what could only be described as socialism. And what happened? It didn’t work! … “What Bradford and his community found was that the most creative and industrious people had no incentive to work any harder than anyone else, unless they could utilize the power of personal motivation!

“But while most of the rest of the world has been experimenting with socialism for well over a hundred years … the Pilgrims decided early on to scrap it permanently. What Bradford wrote about this social experiment should be in every schoolchild’s history lesson. If it were, we might prevent much needless suffering in the future. ‘The experience that we had in this common course and condition, tried sundry years,'” meaning it was tough for a long time, “‘that by taking away property, and bringing community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing — as if they were wiser than God,’ Bradford wrote.”

Meaning: We thought we knew, but we were wrong.

“‘For this community [so far as it was] was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment that would have been to their benefit and comfort. For young men that were most able and fit for labor and service did repine that they should spend their time and strength to work for other men’s wives and children without any recompense…that was thought injustice.'” So what happened was, the hard workers began to see a bunch of slackers. Even in the first Pilgrims, they had a bunch of slackers, and they said, “What the hell are we doing? If everybody’s getting an equal share here and half of these people aren’t working, to hell with this!” and they threw it out.

William Bradford wrote about it in the journal. “The Pilgrims found that people could not be expected to do their best work without incentive. So what did Bradford’s community try next? They unharnessed the power of good old free enterprise by invoking the undergirding capitalistic principle of private property. Every family was assigned its own plot of land to work,” and they were permitted to use it as they saw fit, “and permitted to market its own crops and products. And what was the result? ‘This had very good success,’ wrote Bradford, ‘for it made all hands industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been.'”

bradfordwilliamThey had surpluses. You know what they did with the surpluses? They shared them with the Indians. Capitalism, as opposed to socialism, produced abundance, the likes of which they had never experienced. They remembered the help they got when they first landed from the Indians. They shared their abundance. That’s the first Thanksgiving: A thanks to God for their safety, a thanks to God for their discovery, and a thanks to the Indians by sharing the abundance that they themselves produced after first trying what could only be called today Obamaism or Clintonism or socialism.

That, my friends, is the real story of Thanksgiving.

It’s not taught. It is not explained anywhere. The original story of Thanksgiving stops where the Indians saw these newly arrived, struggling Europeans who did not know what to do, and showed them how to plant corn and all that. Meaning the first Thanksgiving is: “If it weren’t for Indians…” So that has led us to today where Obama says the Indians are the only ones that have any real right to be offended at immigration. I try to tell this story every year on the day before Thanksgiving on the EIB Network. I do. And as I say, we’ve written an entire book for children about this featuring time travel with Rush Revere and his talking horse, Liberty, that take children back to Holland.

They make the journey with the Pilgrims across the Atlantic Ocean.

They’re there and get to know Bradford and so forth.

It’s the way we decided to teach history, by actually taking these young readers to these events and making them part of them. Kathryn and I are abundantly thankful for all of you for making our lives and the lives of our families so rich and rewarding. The true story of Thanksgiving for us is how fortunate we all are to have people like you in our lives and compromising this audience. We hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your family. We hope that it’s everything that you want it to be, hope you’re able to get there if you intend to go. But regardless, if you’re able to make it or not, we hope that your Thanksgiving gives you time to pause and give thanks for the great fortune we all have to be Americans.