Skip to comments.Mind Blowing Speech By JBS Founder Robert Welch In 1974!
Posted on 03/28/2011 9:59:52 PM PDT by Christus_Rex
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Geez. Robert Welch looked like he was 110 years old when he was only 75 at that time. Great message, awful delivery. I will stick with old Reagan speeches.
Yea and even the likes of Levin keep trashing the guy. Why? He was right...
My father was an officer in the Fla. National Guard at the time and also held the organizer in high regard and friendship. Daddy spoke of how correct the JBS was and how badly they were needed, but then the word came down, it might have meant the end of my father's career had he been openly active, looking back at some of the other things I remember it almost certainly would have ended his career.
Frank, are you reading this?
Yes, in a "big picture" kind of way. But he was over the top, and he got some of the names wrong.
I still have my grandfather’s 1959 edition of the “Blue Book”. It’s a thin little book, but reading Welch’s words even now just makes me wonder how all the slap-in-the-face warnings went ignored? Just look where America is now? The parasites outnumber the hosts and there’s no going back. The communists are winning, and the only thing Congress seems capable of doing, regardless of its makeup, is change the pace of their progress.
.....slap-in-the-face warnings went ignored?
Of course they did, and will continue to do so. Nowadays, if someone knows something, and someone else doesn't, there is the grave danger of a great loss of self-esteem in the transfer of information from the knowledgeable to the ignorant. That's because the opinions of the ignorant are now just as valid as the factual knowledge of the more informed. Furthermore, the ignorant demand the support of the informed, but not vice-versa.
Sorry. It seems to be the life-cycle of democracies.
Very interesting and insightful.
I have been swayed by the MSM’s labeling of the JBS as “extremists”. For this reason I have ignored and avoided the group in the same way I avoided the Klan. (No, I am NOT equating the two!) Mentally, I had characterized both groups as whackos!
Ironically, I went to the same high school as John Birch (though much, much later), lived for a time in his old house and even dated one of his nieces. Thanks to the internet, we are all able to do our own research, gather evidence, use forums like Free Republic to discuss things with others and finally make up our own minds. It is good to have this electronic version of Mars Hill.
Because Levin is a neocon from back when and they hate birchers.
The John Birch Society regularly denounced Ronald Reagan.
Another eye opener!
It looks like Welsh had some looney ideas and some accurate assessments.
However, now we have ended up with a collective impression that everyone in America associated with “anti-communism”, from McCarthy to Nixon to the John Birch Society is anathema. The Left obviously holds this position, but what is troubling is that the Right does also.
Is there a socially acceptable, anti-communist group or individual, either historical or current?
I use the term “anti-communist” a bit loosely. I include opposition to not only Soviet collectivism but also to Socialism & other “Progressive/Liberal” manifestations.
It's very easy to shift away from the true horror of communist reality in an age dominated by a media and a university system that has been successfully anti-anti-communist for so long. Since the cold war was won, the right has not wanted to bring up the subject for fear of being derided by the left. It's a very unfortunate thing, there is no constant reminder about how bad a system socialism (aka communism) really is. We keep hearing about Nazi Germany, which was admittedly horrible, but are forgetting that over almost a century, socialist countries have killed hundreds of millions of their own people making Hitler look like a piker.
They also said Ike was a “dedicated member of the communist conspiracy.” In short, whatever good ideas they might have had were overshadowed by their nutty everyone’s-a-commie-but us philosophy.
There has to be something more to it can you expand on why he hates them so much?
Bircher/neocon history is well documented. Consult your local library.
Tom Woods has been taking Levin to the woodshed on war powers. Liberterian vs Neocon views.
Levin meanwhile, can do no better than "everybody does it," which would be a pathetic argument even if it were true. But, never forget, the neocons OWN the GOP, and their mouthpieces.
So you can’t explain?
I’m a little busy. Go ask your mother.
Here’s Rand Paul. Check out how it mirrors Woods’ arguments.
Seems like your problems go beyond an attitude on a blog; good luck with that.
You’re right. I’m sorry. It goes back to Eisenhower days, William Buckley etc. If you google birch society and neoconservative, you’ll find plenty of info. If you look up john birch society on wiki, you’ll find some decent info there that will lead you to deeper info. Sorry again.
I am amazed that this thread has only gotten 30+ posts!
Look at Kagan of the Supreme Court. I would have asked her if she still thinks Alger Hiss and the Rosenbergs are innocent. Many on the Left still do and her family, NYC Communist to the Core, were in the forefront of the fight to free them.
The Left clings to the idea of their innocence despite overwhelming evidence from the Soviet Union that they were KGB operatives.
If John Birch weren't a nut to begin with, he certainly, like me, would have wound up a nut after dealing with the Left for a few decades.
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