During Lent we acknowledge and grieve for past failings:
And we try to have a resolve to do better; that is, we make definite, specific plans to do better, so that this isn’t just an academic exercise.
But. . . uh. . . people can feel that way about other things in life too. It’s Tuesday, the day I often write another “Tribute” to the victors on that Tuesday, 11-06-12. I wasn’t going to do it again today because I did something that was a lot of fun today, and I didn’t want to spoil the mood, but then, when I came home, I listened to a shortwave radio discussion, and heard something that made me remember, oh, yes, it’s Tuesday… Heck of a Hoax Day (Cont.) – Part 2.
So what did I hear? The two men on the radio were discussing current affairs in general, international politics and economics. They were informative and in a jolly mood even though the threat of Deep State Tyranny was their topic. As they were discussing how that developed, they chuckled and said “Isn’t it funny how mystified the Americans are! They know something doesn’t sound right, but they don’t know what’s going on.”
Well, some of us do, and more and more of us are beginning to dig in to the background of . . . things. Briefly, I wondered along with them about why we are letting this happen to us, but I realized that one of the reasons was staring me in the face. My radio. Specifically, my shortwave radio where I can hear news and information reported with detail, with background, with context, and with intelligence from around the world. Then I remembered, I’ve been a DX’er since I was a young teenager, as I’ve written here before. I used to be able to listen to The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe, and these good radio services from the U.S. enabled people in socialist countries to learn what was going on in the rest of the world with (clandestine) shortwave radios. It kept the hope of freedom alive in many people.
Now the situation is reversed. The erstwhile Free World is no longer free, and the former socialist tyrannies are beginning to state their support for the moral values that had made the West free and safe at one time. Now there is so little information flowing to us that these two people on the radio tonight could openly discuss the clueless Americans who are wondering “what happened” to them.
You might not want to read any more. If you think our Constitution is outdated and can be rewritten (as a sixth grade Common Core textbook exercise has it) and if you think the State is the one who provides “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” for us, then you could stop reading right here. But if you wonder what I’m talking about and if you want an example, I’ll risk a visit by these little digital critters . . .
. . . .whose job it is to search out and identify “key words” that . . . you know.
But since that’s “not true” – right? – then I will put in here some lines of a recent article that I read from The New American journal. Because – Because – Because I’m quite sure this wasn’t reported by the American entertainment-news corporations, because there’s a lot of information here:
I read the words in blue. But I offer no personal opinion. ///
At the conclusion of the U.S.-EU Summit held this week in Brussels, President Obama and his European colleagues released a joint statement reaffirming their common commitment to civilian disarmament as mandated in the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
A US-EU Summit last month. Good, huh? Make nice with your friends.
While globalist and establishment media reports focus on the summit’s attention to the events in Crimea, there is a provision at the end of the statement that is of much greater concern to Americans aware of the crescendo of calls for restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. Paragraph 33 of the declaration released on March 26 states: “We reaffirm our joint commitments on non-proliferation, disarmament and arms control.
Non-proliferation of big nukes? Nope.
Article 2 of the treaty defines the scope of the treaty’s prohibitions. The right to own, buy, sell, trade, or transfer all means of armed resistance, including handguns, is denied to civilians by this section of the Arms Trade Treaty.
And then, how about an innocent-sounding objective like “registration”? After all, don’t we register our automobiles?
Perhaps the most immediate threat to the rights of gun owners in the Arms Trade Treaty is found in Article 5. Under the title of “General Implementation,” Article 5 mandates that all countries participating in the treaty “shall establish and maintain a national control system, including a national control list.”
Now you may understand why the man who presently occupies our wh it e ho use announced in a speech this week that he is authorizing Congress to implement a plan for RFID chips for anyone who owns a gun…a bracelet or a chip….(Or maybe you weren’t told about that speech. All the attractive young newsreaders seem to be for the UN/EU National Socialist gun confiscation idea.)
In very clear terms, ratification of the Arms Trade Treaty by the United States would require that the U.S. government force gun owners to add their names to the national registry. Citizens would be required to report the amount and type of all firearms and ammunition they possess.
Section 4 of Article 12 of the treaty requires that the list be kept for at least 10 years.
The first act of the national socialist party in Germany to gain effective control was to confiscate guns….. (oh, you already know all the countries where that took place….)
According to the Common Core Social Studies texts being implemented more and more for our poor children, “The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution requires gun registration for every citizen.” (Or, alternately: “The 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution allows only duly registered militias to have guns.” ) I’m a former public school teacher; I take great offense at teaching lies to our children.
So, there you are. Information that is very hard to come by. Maybe we need a “Radio Free United States.” “The Voice of . . . the Free World.” And then you’d need to buy a shortwave radio…or use your Internet radio services. And then we’d need the spirit of Lent to inform our entire lives. Let’s see where we’re going wrong – and resolve to do better.
Tribute to Tuesday!! Hats off to our Rulers!! Very, very cunning.
Oh, to my non-American readers: America already has strict gun laws: guns cannot be owned by felons or by people with mental illness, for instance. The shootings you hear about are largely committed by criminals, gangs fighting over drugs, turf, or revenge, and in many urban areas, the perpetrators are not even American citizens. And the “mass shootings” you hear about are 100% committed by people with mental illness on SSRIs, powerful psychotropic drugs that produce such things as paranoia and murderous ideations. (It’s on the drug labels.)
You also don’t hear about the numerous crimes that have been STOPPED by nearby citizens who own guns legally and have a permit to carry and who happen to be able to bring the violent crime in progress to a halt – saving many, many lives.