Wednesday, October 30, 2013


As seen


This Wayback archive of Boy's Life is a fun site if you were a Boy Scout, or just enjoy perusing old period magazines.  What struck me while looking through this 1955 edition (that I likely viewed in real time)  was, "Hey it's who I am today!"

The BSA didn't become successful by promulgating against prevailing culture.  God, patriotism, self reliance, and respect for others ooze throughout.  It was entirely consistent with the culture we lived in (and had since 1776), and what we heard at home, in school and in the movies we watched.  Need spending money boys?   Earn it.  The notion that anything found on these pages could be found controversial—well, it just never occurred.  So what changed?  And by whom?* There's no simple answer, but somewhere at the core you'll find a Walter Cronkite, the ACLU, Hollywood, and "Progressives."   I don't think the SEIU could persuade Norman Rockwell to do the cover of their rag.  Ever. 

Here's the Wayback site, or look at some of the selections I clipped,
* My  just posted "And it came to pass ..." goes a long way toward the answer.

And it came to pass ...

Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
"Current Communist Goals"

Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.
At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:
[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]- Free Republic
1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence 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 United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.
4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.
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 U.N.
8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.
9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.
10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.
11. Promote the U.N. 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. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)
12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.
13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.
14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.[Largely accomplished in radical Democrats elected in the he wake of the Nixon coup.]
16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.  (This was 3 years before the Miranda decision began an avalanche of court decisions that put criminals first)
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks [See #36] .
18. Gain control of all student newspapers.
19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. [Organized Anti-war marches were still in the future]
20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. [Can you spell New York Times?]
21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.[Walter Cronkite had yet to be called the :"most trusted Man in America.  The Hollywood Ten were still working under pseudonyms.after being outed by HUAC"]
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 art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press. [The Warren Court soon took care of that]
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.[Hollywood, check your messages]
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." [I'm Okay.  You're Okay psychobabble was still 6 years away.  The ACLU however was already here.]
28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state." [Madalyn Murray O'Hair was still 3 years away from founding the "American Atheists']  
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 worldwide basis. [They're still doing that]
30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man. [The "Dead White Men" meme]
31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.  [Thirty-two years later Yale University would return a $20 million gift rather than expand its Western civilization curriculum as requested]
32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. [Said and Done!]
33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus  .[Said and Done!]
34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. [One of the first things the post Nixon radicalized Democrat congress did was abolish the committee in 1975]
35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.  [PBS delves into Hoover's 'Secret Life' in 1993, based soley on the memory of a demented 1940's mob whore.   Hillary Clinton given access to the secret FBI files of Republican lawmakers by the agency which is by now entirely politicized]
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 [or treat]. [Like EPA 'Swat Teams?]
39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.  [Well, Sean Penn did just urge that Obama use the Executive Order to commit Ted Cruz to an insane asylum.]
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. [Hollywood: said and done]
41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.[Hillary, as head of  Childrens Defense Fund (sic),  promoted "Suing Mom and Dad."]
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. [Fourteen years later U.S. President Jummy Carter gave it away]
45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike. [Still under attack]
(Connally was the author of the noted "Connally Reservation," which amended the U.S. ratification of the U.N. charter to bar the International Court of Justice from having jurisdiction over domestic matters '"as determined by the United States"'. The self-defining proviso was and is seen as something of a repudiation of the authority of the world court. From an American perspective, the proviso would protect the U.S. against potential overreach by the international group)

The highlighted sections are items that particularly caught my eye.  The hardest thing for younger peopleHell, even I had to slap myself a few times for younger people to realize is that this Congressional Record entry is from January 10, 1963!  Few of these goals had been realized then. In just a few years however, using the KGB funded Vietnam Nam  protests as a catalyst, these "Red Scare" hyperboles began reaching fruition. In the meanwhile, it's  became déclassé to even mention communism as a threat.

... the one eyed man is king.

Rasmussen reported last Friday that 52% of likely voters approve of Obama’s job performance. This number is both astonishing and depressing. The avalanche of Obama’s failures both domestic and foreign should have buried this presidency months ago. Yet despite the slow-motion implosion of Obamacare now catching the attention of even the court-journalists of the mainstream media, millions of American voters still think one of the worst presidents in modern history is doing a good job.

In any other administration, even without Obamacare, the litany of scandal and bungling would have politically crippled not just Obama but the Democrats as well. The murderous gunrunning of the Fast and Furious debacle, Attorney General Eric Holder turning the Justice Department into the Democrats’ Luca Brasi, the out-of-control EPA waging its economy-killing war on carbon, the National Labor Relations Board unleashed to browbeat business and revive a moribund labor movement, the SEC shaking down banks for billions, the IRS targeting political opponents, the trillion-dollar “stimulus” spent to achieve the worst economic recovery in history, the trillions more borrowed and created out of thin air to finance entitlement spending and payoffs to political cronies––and that’s just domestic policy.

Add the outrageous incompetence and indifference that got 4 Americans murdered in Benghazi, the subsequent lies and cover-up ... .

What he said ....

Back Door Gun Grabbers

Hitler's Mustache               

Hoes in the Outfield

“You go through the gate. If the gate’s closed, you go over the fence. If the fence is too high, we’ll pole vault in. If that doesn’t work, we’ll parachute in. But we’re going to get health care reform passed for the American people.”- Pelosi


“In December, the final primary lead smelter in the United States will close. The lead smelter, located in Herculaneum, Missouri, and owned and operated by the Doe Run Company, has existed in the same location since 1892.

The Herculaneum smelter is currently the only smelter in the United States which can produce lead bullion from raw lead ore that is mined nearby in Missouri’s extensive lead deposits, giving the smelter its “primary” designation.  [Full]

Add it up  (Dave has the answer)

Between the EPA and Obamacare, Dems have unanswerable  regulatory apparatus in place to ban any damned thing they want in the name of heath or the environment.  If there's a peaceful way around this, tell us what it is.  Now.

Help save Algore's fortune - buy carbon

We Stand By It as a Theatrical Work

Never mind.  It's just Algore.

9 minutes ago
Alan Veenstra Wrote:

Let's define the certainties:

First: The only bubbles are on the shoulders of these two charlatans. And while they are most certainly carbon based, they are not assets.

Second, Al Gore most certainly did not write this article. Nowhere in his propitious anatomy is there enough brain power to understand what was being said, let alone put it to paper.

Third, fossil fuels are timeless commodities that fire the worldwide economic engine . Without question they deliver the highest BTU value/dollar by a wide margin and will continue their preeminence until a cheaper form of energy is developed. No amount of dreaming or government interference can change the laws of physics or economics (apologies to BHO for the harsh news). Without massive government support, electric cars, ethanol and solar energy are nowhere close to economic viability. I will change my opinion when I see electric airliners.

Fourth, This article in nothing more than an INFOMERCIAL for the government subsidized businesses that Mr. Gore has maneuvered for his personal gain.

I read 60% of  the WSJ's The Coming Carbon Asset Bubble  (referenced in Mr. Veenstra's comment) with bile rising. Unnoticed—it was penned by Al Gore and some other goreon.  Whew.

background checks, yes

Oh My

Don M

McCain frustrated by Americans

Meghan McCain says tea party has dad ‘depressed’ and ‘frustrated’

Tea party says 'dittos.'  Way.

Sen. John McCain’s daughter says her dad is “depressed” and “frustrated” with the tea party faction of the Republican Party, which she called “the hyper-conservative wing.”

A state of mind many in the tea party can relate to in their radical pursuit of a more fiscally responsible, limited federal government.

Mad Mac“We’re both frustrated with the idea that only the hyper-conservative wing of the party is going to represent the masses. ” Meghan McCain said during an interview with ABC and Yahoo News.

Ms. McCain said the last time her father was so depressed about the state of politics was after his failed 2008 presidential bid, according to the Washington Times.

“He is so depressed. He is so downtrodden,” Ms. McCain said. “The way he’s talking about it, how he’s never seen it this bad in his 30-plus years in office.” [Full]

Thank goodness her 77-year-old father is leaning reelection in 2016, else all would be lost.  Srsly, the teaparty have him more depressed than do the Harry Reid bossed senate?  Or, oh, any of a thousand other Obama things.  A fine example of the God complex that nearly all elected suffer after holding office way too long.