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  • Trump Surge a Response to Years of Liberal Extremism

    09/20/2015 9:37:10 AM PDT · by Abakumov · 27 replies
    Radix News ^ | 9/20/2015 | Phillip Jennings
    Trump is a response to the excesses of the extreme left, that have been enabled by the silence of moderate Democrats and the support of the permanent underclass. As I have written since the appearance of Ross Perot in an earlier presidential election, the left will push and push until typical middle class citizens, the defenders of the American way of life as they have known it, finally reach out to a fighter who speaks their language.
  • Sweet land of piety [book review of "Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion"]

    07/20/2007 10:06:22 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 1 replies · 159+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | July 15, 2007 | Katherine A. Powers
    Are we good people? In the past, Christianity, the dominant religion of the West, tended to emphasize our badness. But the history of Christianity since the Renaissance has, with some detours, been the history of our extricating ourselves from the notion that we are fallen creatures. The Calvinist idea of an Elect represents the big breakthrough, and nowhere has its effect been more evident than in America. The rationale of the Revolution and the development of our constitutional government have been traced many times from the (Calvinist) Puritans . Some Americans of increasing vociferousness argue that because religion was an...
  • The Late, Great American WASP ('bout time somebody said it)

    12/23/2013 6:29:03 AM PST · by GodAndCountryFirst · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/20/13 | JOSEPH EPSTEIN
    The U.S. once had an unofficial but nonetheless genuine ruling class, drawn from what came to be known as the WASP establishment. Members of this establishment dominated politics, economics and education, but they do so no longer. The WASPocracy, as I think of it, lost its confidence and, with it, the power and interest to lead. We are now without a ruling class, unless one includes the entity that has come to be known as the meritocracy—presumably an aristocracy of sheer intelligence, men and women trained in the nation's most prestigious schools. The acronym WASP derives, of course, from White...
  • ‘Americanism’: Phantom Heresy or Fact?

    05/10/2013 8:40:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 5/10/2013 | RUSSELL SHAW
    On Jan. 22, 1899, Pope Leo XIII sent Cardinal James Gibbons of Baltimore, leader of the American hierarchy, a document in the form of a letter whose opening words in Latin were Testem Benevolentiae (In Witness to Good Will). “It is clear, our beloved son,” Pope Leo wrote, “that those opinions that, taken as a whole, some designate as ‘Americanism’ cannot have our approval.” Appalled, Cardinal Gibbons held up the document’s release in the United States for a week, until the publication of excerpts originating overseas forced his hand and moved him to give it to The Baltimore Sun. In...
  • From the Inside or the Outside? [Is Attempting to Convert by Political Means Advisable?]

    05/14/2010 7:55:21 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies · 252+ views
    The Anglo-Catholic ^ | 5/14/10 | Fr. Anthony Chadwick
    Going through some of the religious website that I look at once in a while, I occasionally find interesting reflections on Religioscope run by Dr Jean-François Mayer of the University of Fribourg. There are articles in English and French on this site. The tone is quiet and non-polemical, which makes me think that some of the reflections will be all the more credible for it. Now, I will touch on a real hot potato. That is the issue of trying to convert the world to Christianity by political means. I’ll point my finger to the Americans and the French, but...
  • Why Am I So Hard on Conservative American Catholics…

    10/20/2010 7:37:19 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 62 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 10/18/10 | Mark Shea
    ...who put their conservative Americanism before their Catholic faith? It’s more or less summed up in this note from a friend of mine, an Eastern Orthodox Christian who tells the following tale: The wife of a Russian Orthodox priest in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, once told me that she and husband, both Ukranians, had lost their families to Stalin, escaped to Hitler, and escaped deportation to the Soviet Union only by providential miracle (the intervention of Orthodox monks and stealth). They came to the US and he got a job with General Electric in Indiana. He retired from that job and...
  • How to Address Priests and Religious: Titles and Signs of Respect [Ecumenical]

    05/02/2011 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Salvation · 38 replies
    St.JoanVV.org ^ | 2002 | Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.D
    How to Address Priests and Religious:Titles and Signs of Respect Marian Therese Horvat, Ph.DIn times past every Catholic used to know some of the simple rules that have been set aside from disuse. The general protocol was taught by sisters in grade school, but more often was learned as in osmosis from everyday practice. No one dreamed of calling Father O’Reilly by the nickname “Bill,” or, addressing Sister Margaret Mary as “Maggie.”Everyone knew you rose as a sign of respect when a priest or religious entered the room. Speaking before a gathering that included clergy or religious, a Catholic...
  • A NEW BEGINNING; AMERICA NOT DEAD!

    11/07/2012 11:38:21 AM PST · by vivabushchick · 44 replies
    USstream ^ | 12/07/2012 | Bill Whittle
    WHEN THE CRYING IS OVER: One half of this country is virtuous the other half is unable to face evil. Bill Whittle makes an interesting case for the future that does not include civil disobedience.
  • Yuval Levin: The Real Debate [relationship and critical space between society and government]

    10/02/2012 2:12:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2012 issue | Yuval Levin
    ..................Each party is pulled into this debate by what it sees as the deeply misguided views of the other. Democrats listen to Republicans and hear a simpleminded and selfish radical individualism​—​or, as President Obama has put it, “nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism.” They hear people who think that being successful and rich means you’re smarter than everyone else or work harder than everyone else, and who therefore have no regard for those in our society who are in no position to start a business or get a loan. They hear people who have benefited from the privileges of being...
  • Presidents Day: A Meaningless Day Off

    02/19/2012 7:43:27 PM PST · by stolinsky · 34 replies · 1+ views
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 02-20-12 | stolinsky
      Presidents Day: A Meaningless Day Off David C. Stolinsky Feb. 20, 2012 Today is Presidents Day. It isn’t Lincoln’s Birthday, which was Feb. 12. It isn’t Washington’s Birthday, which will be Feb. 22. It is just the last day of a three-day weekend. Instead of a day to honor our great leaders of the past, it became merely a day not to work and to enjoy sales at stores. The meaning was removed. Presidents Day? Which president? Millard Fillmore? He was an anti-Catholic bigot who signed the Fugitive Slave Law, which forced slaves who escaped to free states...
  • Americanism : Why it Matters

    05/14/2011 9:24:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/13/2011 | Mona Charen
    One of William F. Buckley’s later books was titled simply Gratitude, which is, when you think about it, one of the cardinal conservative virtues. The spirit of gratitude was amply on display this past week at a symposium jointly sponsored by the Bradley Foundation and the Hudson Institute titled “True Americanism: What It Is and Why It Matters.” Spoiler alert: It matters. Panelists took as their starting point an indispensable new book by Leon and Amy Kass and Diana Schaub called What So Proudly We Hail, a selection of stories, songs, and speeches about “the American soul” that should...
  • Bishop Adamec Goes Unnoticed and Unmourned into Retirement last January

    04/09/2011 9:54:12 AM PDT · by 0beron · 91 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | April 9, 2011 | Tancred
    Bishop Adamec of the highly troubled Altoona-Johnestown Diocese retired in January of this year. How was it it was missed? Someone should have been popping the cork of champagne. But like the despot of a distant oriental country flooded with sand and camels tethered in the ruins of better days, his unhappy reign has passed like the report of a swinging rusty sign, deep in the rust belt somewhere between Detroit and Saginaw.
  • Don't blame it on our Coca Cola Bottles

    http://video.stumbleupon.com/#p=2zk3vy3lgq a flash from the past says it all about Americans and how we are perceived in Europe.
  • Pledge of Allegiance (Video)

    10/23/2010 6:26:31 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/20/10 | Video
    October 20, 2010. The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum featuring Joe Walsh & Melissa Bean running for the 8th Congressional District in Illinois. The League of Women voters got schooled on what it means to be an American.
  • PHILOSOPHY: WHO NEEDS IT? (The IMPORTANT West Point Commencement Speech)

    05/22/2010 8:06:19 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 34 replies · 843+ views
    Gifts of Speech ^ | March 6, 1974 | Ayn Rand
    Address To The Graduating Class Of The United States Military Academy at West Point, New York - March 6, 1974 Since I am a fiction writer, let us start with a short short story. Suppose that you are an astronaut whose spaceship gets out of control and crashes on an unknown planet. When you regain consciousness and find that you are not hurt badly, the first three questions in or mind would be: Where am I? How can I discover it? What should I do? You see unfamiliar vegetation outside, and there is air to breathe; the sunlight seems paler...
  • There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism - Theodore Roosevelt

    05/01/2010 1:00:29 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 7 replies · 682+ views
    Roosevelt Speech to The Knights of Columbus ^ | 10/12/1915 | Theodore Roosevelt
    There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate...
  • Dragnet Star Jack Webb Educates Obama on America

    12/02/2009 8:41:33 AM PST · by FredJake · 11 replies · 899+ views
    The Way One Vike See's It ^ | 12/1/09 | OneVike
    Check out this video of Jack Webb schooling Obama in what it means to be an American. It's a great way to get the day started on the right foot. Jack Webb educates Obama on America
  • Americanism

    09/16/2009 2:30:38 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 4 replies · 477+ views
    September 16, 2009 | MosesKnows
    An Overview of America The United States of America Born in 1776 our country is the offspring of a religious based heritage of liberty under law. Blessed with great natural resources and a pioneer people given to industry and moral discipline our nation grew to be strong and prosperous and developed the finest governmental system ever devised by man. America soon became the refuge of the world’s tired, hungry, and poor. Millions left everything in the old world to start over in a land that rewarded initiative and hard work and perseverance. The many millions who didn’t come here found...
  • A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt...

    08/19/2009 1:19:28 PM PDT · by a12iggymom · 6 replies · 1,972+ views
    http://wilfordtibbetts.vox.com ^ | August 19, 2009 | Wilford Tibbetts
    I ran across this on vox and with amnesty coming up for dicussion when congress comes back, I thought I'd post it. A Quote by President Theodore Roosevelt... Aug 19, 2009 at 12:07 PM 1 comment Share Where to begin... It is always difficult to start one of these. I mean, what the hell do you put in a blog? What should you put in a blog, is probably a better question. Answer? I will figure that out later. For now, I'll post a quote from former-President of the United States, Theodore 'Teddy' Roosevelt. One that I believe to be...
  • Innovation: As With Moon Landings, So With Medicine

    08/07/2009 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2009 | Ross Mackenzie
    Space and health, seemingly disconnected, join to provide important lessons about the nation. (In violation of a longtime columnar stricture against the first-person singular - in this age of the rat-trap of me, a stricture violated in columns and blogs and on television every day before breakfast - today's column includes some personal references.) Many in their 50s and older recall vividly where they were when Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon. My wife and I and our 6-month-old son spent the night at a vacationing neighbor's house that had a color TV and ours didn't. Because of the...
  • Putting Notre Dame’s Decision in Historical Context

    04/13/2009 9:42:34 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 645+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | April 13, 2009 | Russell Shaw
    For people whose view of history extends beyond last week, the furor over Notre Dame’s decision to invite President Barack Obama to be its commencement speaker and receive an honorary degree is simply the latest chapter in an old story by the name of “Americanism.” Notre Dame is a paradigmatic institution — flagship of the Americanist impulse in U.S. Catholicism — and with the uproar over our pro-abortion president the university’s special status has come home to roost for folks under the Golden Dome. Pope Leo XIII in 1899 condemned a heresy he called Americanism as a “reprehensible” error. He...
  • Right Wing vs Conservative: What's the Difference?

    01/09/2009 8:25:22 AM PST · by FutureRocketMan · 34 replies · 1,258+ views
    1/9/08 | FutureRocketMan
    I just have a question: Is there a difference between "conservative" and "right wing"? I say there is none, but many people, including conservatives within y family, have said there is a big difference, yet I don't know exactly what that is? Please help... PS. I just finished the book "the Last Jihad" by Joel C Rosenburg. It is a great, fast-paced novel, about a war with Iraq. It was written and published before the war in Iraq. I would recommend it to everyone.
  • So, What’s The Big Hang-up, Joe?

    10/20/2008 10:22:42 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 18 replies · 945+ views
    THE MINORITY REPORT ^ | 20 October 2008 | .cnI redruM
    A lot of people got really angry with a character named Joe the Plumber in recent days. He not only had the unmitigated gall to ask Barack Obama a question; he asked him a hard and rather loaded one. And that, according to the Martha Stewart Set, is not a good thing. So this low-brow, Chris Daughtry-looking plumber asks Barack Obama whether he wanted to raise his taxes or not. Silly Hillbilly – engaging in serious political debate is for the cool people. Presumably, arrogant, self-selecting, elitist creeps that the Joe The Plumbers-in-Training of the world badly want to stuff...
  • Palin Properly Frames the Debate: Elitism vs. Americanism

    09/04/2008 12:22:46 PM PDT · by Victory111 · 5 replies · 125+ views
    Cross Action News ^ | 9-4-08 | JB Williams
    As a small town hockey mom turned political ethics crusader in the biggest state of the union, Sarah Palin stepped to the RNC Convention podium last night an hit it out of the park. Even the left-wing press was punched back on its heels by the home run début performance of the “pit bull in lipstick” they knew little about, but had already written off as in way over her head. Immediately following her speech, former Clinton campaign manager Howard Wolfson said, “Now democrats have something to worry about!” He’s right for a change…
  • 'We're not on a plantation, Clint.' Spike Lee hits back in war of words over black soldiers

    06/09/2008 5:05:05 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 72 replies · 175+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 6/9/2008 | Uncredited
    The acrimonious feud between two of Hollywood's best-known film directors reached a new level of name-calling and accusation at the weekend as Spike Lee invoked America's bitter legacy of slavery in response to Clint Eastwood's comments to the Guardian on Friday. Responding to Lee's criticism of his second world war films for ignoring black soldiers, Eastwood said America's most influential black director, should "shut his face". But after the remarks were reported around the world, Lee hit back, reminding the older man that they were not "on a plantation". The reference to times when a white man could tell a...
  • FREEP THIS POLL - Children suspended for not standing during pledge

    05/09/2008 9:49:13 AM PDT · by craig61a · 55 replies · 58+ views
    Did school officials react properly to students who did not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance?
  • Adam Smith's Soft Side (nationalist w/ "populist streak")

    01/06/2008 10:24:37 AM PST · by unspun · 24 replies · 91+ views
    The Globalist ^ | December 14, 2005 | Sherrod Brown
    As Adam Smith wrote in his 18th century book, "The Wealth of Nations," "When the regulation is in support of the workman, it is always just and equitable — but it is sometimes otherwise when in favour of the masters." Smith advocated high wages as beneficial to employer and employee alike, and he advocated the abolition of slavery. The distinguished American economist John Kenneth Galbraith said about "The Wealth of Nations:" “It is much celebrated by the ministry of the righteous right, few of whom have read it. “Were they to do so — disapproval of the corporate form,...
  • Peace Is Sometimes A Four-Lettter Word @ExileStreet

    10/08/2007 7:30:54 AM PDT · by ParsifalCA · 4 replies · 348+ views
    ExileStreet ^ | 10/8/07 | Burt Prelutsky
    Back in the 1950s, a southern journalist named Harry Golden became famous by turning out a series of best-selling books, the first of which he called “Only in America.” The title was a reference to a popular expression that reflected the feeling of most of his countrymen that America was special, a unique place that offered millions of people unlimited freedom to express themselves and to achieve dreams that were unimaginable anywhere else on earth. In the half century since Mr. Golden wrote his book, things have undergone a sea change in this country. Partly the change has come about...
  • BACK FROM HELL - BAGHDAD'S HAIFA ST. STORY

    08/31/2007 12:08:18 PM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 10 replies · 813+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2007 | Ralph Peters
    IF you saw any news clips of intense combat last January, you were probably watching the fighting unfolding on Baghdad's Haifa Street: 10 days of grim sectarian violence. Until we put a stop to it. The boulevard of Sunni-inhabited high-rise apartments erupted in shootouts pitting the "Haifa Street Gang" and its al Qaeda allies against heavily Shia Iraqi army units. It was a recipe for massacre, as terrified residents - those who remained - cowered in their apartments. Then the U.S. Army moved in.
  • "Undocumented Americans": What Does It Mean to Be American and What's At Stake? (Disturbing!)

    07/07/2007 5:36:41 AM PDT · by quesney · 21 replies · 964+ views
    uly 02, 2007 What Does It Mean To Be An American? By Steven M. Warshawsky "Undocumented Americans." This is how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid recently described the estimated 12-20 million illegal aliens living in America. What was once a Mark Steyn joke has now become the ideological orthodoxy of the Democratic Party. Reid's comment triggered an avalanche of outrage among commentators, bloggers, and the general public. Why? Because it strikes at the heart of the American people's understanding of themselves as a nation and a civilization. Indeed, opposition to the ongoing push for "comprehensive immigration reform" -- i.e., amnesty...
  • The Forgotten "A" Word: Assimilation (Michelle Malkin On Becoming American Alert)

    07/03/2007 11:58:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 748+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 07/04/2007 | Michelle Malkin
    Amnesty is dead. Now, let's talk about the other "A" word. It's the word and the concept completely abandoned during the immigration debate: assimilation. Over the last year, hundreds of thousands of illegal alien demonstrators took to the streets lobbying for amnesty. Marchers waved "Amnestia Ahora!" placards in one hand, the flags of their native countries in the other. Open-borders strategists quickly replaced the foreign flags with Old Glory after militant activists caused a public backlash last year. National newspapers played dutiful propagandists and splashed patriotic photo-ops of the "undocumented" masses wrapped in red, white and blue to drum up...
  • States Move to Require U.S. Flags are Made in U.S.A.

    07/03/2007 5:31:23 PM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 22 replies · 501+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 3, 2007 | Associated Press
    States Move to Require U.S. Flags are Made in U.S.A. Tuesday, July 03, 2007 ROSEMOUNT, Minn. — At American Legion Post 65, visitors can drop off worn U.S. flags knowing they'll be disposed of with the proper respect. On their way out, they can buy a new 3-by-5 flag for $20 or a 4-by-6-footer for $30. Made in America, of course. "That's our flag. It belongs here in the United States; it should be made in the United States," Air Force veteran Bob Racette said while fingering a flag in a corner of the legion hall bar. By year's end,...
  • Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion

    Faith-based patriot fails to pursuadeBy: Justyn DillinghamDavid Gelernter, author of "Americanism: The Fourth Great Western Religion," believes very strongly in a good many things, all of which he explains very well. The trouble is that most of these things contradiction another. The result is a book with no real point. The book's thesis, as the title suggests, is that "Americanism" is a "global religion" that transcends America itself, to rank with Christianity, Judaism and Islam. (Or even above them: Christianity and Judaism have entries in the index, but Islam does not. "Islamic terrorism" does, of course.) Gelernter's devotion to this...
  • A word from David Gelernter on Americanism

    07/01/2007 5:38:08 AM PDT · by Valin · 6 replies · 375+ views
    Power Line ^ | 6/13/07 | Scot Johnson
    Not everyone in my family is an avid reader. With only the exception of my youngest daughter, however, we are all avid readers of Yale's Professor David Gelernter. In fact, each of us has at least one favorite book by him. For me, it's 1939: The Lost World of the Fair. For my wife, it's Drawing Life: Surviving the Unabomber. For my oldest daughter, it's Drawing Life and The Muse in the Machine: Computerizing the Poetry of Human Thought. My second oldest daughter also has two favorites by him, Machine Beauty: Elegance and the Heart of Computing and Mirror Worlds....
  • Americanism, Then and Now: Our Pet Heresy (encyclical of Pope Leo XIII)

    06/13/2007 5:55:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 27 replies · 591+ views
    Chronicles Magazine ^ | June 13, 2007 | Christopher Check
    On January 22, 1899, Pope Leo XIII addressed an encyclical (Testem benevolentiae nostrae) to James Cardinal Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore, intended “to suppress certain contentions” that had arisen in America “to the detriment of the peace of many souls.” In essence, Leo feared that some American Catholic intellectuals, including a number of bishops, were finding canonical and theological lessons for the Church where they should not be looking for them: in the American cultural and political experience of democracy and individualism. “The underlying principle of these new opinions,” wrote Leo, is that, in order to more easily [sic] attract those...
  • Redefining the Past To Shape the Future

    06/01/2007 12:35:23 PM PDT · by PlainOleAmerican · 19 replies · 751+ views
    Capitol Hill ^ | Jun 01, 07 | JB Williams
    America has been slowly but systematically and certainly redefined to the point that current generations struggle to understand what America is now. They can’t decide if it’s friend or foe, a beacon of light or a symbol of evil. America has lost its collective soul, but not by accident. America has been redefined. I’m not just talking about the overt re-writing of history, changing facts to accommodate the agenda or dropping out entire lessons from the past, so that we’ll be doomed to repeat the same mistakes again soon. I’m talking about the conscious agenda to “redefine” nearly everything we...
  • Which 'ism' Do You Want?

    08/13/2006 8:53:17 AM PDT · by antisocial · 9 replies · 594+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 12, 2006 | Henry Lamb
    This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows. To view this item online, visit http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51492 Saturday, August 12, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Which 'ism' do you want? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 12, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Henry Lamb -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2006 Before making a choice, the terms should be defined: Socialism: government ownership and control of the means of production and distribution of goods; grants or denies rights to individuals. Communism: government ownership of all property, in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed; grants or denies rights to individuals. Fascism: centralized...
  • A Genealogy of Anti-Americanism (Great Read)

    01/03/2006 9:26:26 AM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 16 replies · 972+ views
    The Public Interest ^ | Summer 2003 | James W. Ceaser
    A genealogy of anti-Americanism By James W. Ceaser America's rise to the status of the world's premier power, while inspiring much admiration, has also provoked widespread feelings of suspicion and hostility. In a recent and widely discussed book on America, Aprčs L'Empire, credited by many with having influenced the position of the French government on the war in Iraq, Emmanuel Todd writes: "A single threat to global instability weighs on the world today: America, which from a protector has become a predator." A similar mistrust of American motives was clearly in evidence in the European media's coverage of the...
  • Americanism—and Its Enemies

    01/15/2005 2:52:41 PM PST · by shrinkermd · 14 replies · 1,694+ views
    Commentary ^ | January 2005 | David Gelernter
    Anti-Americanism has blossomed frantically in recent years. Nearly the whole world seems to be pock-marked with lesions of hate. Some of this hatred focuses on George W. Bush, but much of it goes beyond the President to encompass the supposed evils of America and Americanism in general. In its passionate and unreasoning intensity, anti-Americanism resembles a religion—or a caricature of a religion. And this fact tells us something important about Americanism itself. By Americanism I do not mean American tastes or style, or American culture—that convenient target of America-haters everywhere. Nor do I mean mere patriotic devotion; many nations command...
  • Let America Send Inaugural $$Millions to Our Warriors and Their Long-SufferingFamilies

    12/16/2004 3:10:05 PM PST · by tracer · 277 replies · 2,602+ views
    December 16, 2004 | Tracer
    "So far, we have gotten calls from as far away as California from people wanting boots for the Inauguration," said Walter Pie, president of the Pinto Ranch Fine Western Wear, just down the road from where former President George Bush lives in Houston. "Especially from women." "The boots sell for between $1,000 and $3,000, with the all-alligator skin model going for $6,000." Indeed!! How can we as a Nation look ourselves in the mirror while plans are coming together to squander millions and millions of dollars -- both public and private -- on galas; parades; travel, meal, and lodging expenses;...
  • Cardinal Ratzinger Discovers America

    12/12/2004 8:54:32 AM PST · by Land of the Irish · 386 replies · 3,996+ views
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 15 | John Rao
    Return to Main Page   Cardinal Ratzinger Discovers America   John Rao, Ph.D. REMNANT COLUMNIST, New York     Cardinal Ratzinger has discovered America. Troubled by the total secularization of European life—reflected, most recently, in the battles over European unification and the continental chorus of criticism accompanying Professor Rocco Buttiglione’s reiteration of the Church’s teaching on homosexuality—the cardinal now suggests that the United States may perhaps offer the better model of Church-State relations for a desacralized world. According to a November 25, 2004, report on Zenit.com, the Cardinal, responding to the secularization of Europe, made the following comments on...
  • The Hollywood of Yesteryears.

    10/26/2004 4:26:58 PM PDT · by dvan · 4 replies · 204+ views
    NA | NA
    In contrast to the ideals, opinions and feelings of today's "Hollywonk" the real actors of yester-year loved the United States. They had both class and integrity. With the advent of World War many of our actors went to fight rather than stand and rant against this country we all love. They gave up their wealth, position and fame to become service men & women, many as simple "enlisted men". This page lists but a few, but from this group of only 18 men came over 70 medals in honor of their valor, spanning from Bronze Stars, Silver Stars, Distinguish Service...
  • Hating America's Success

    10/12/2004 8:43:03 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies · 800+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | October 12, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    "The creation of the United States of America is the central event of the past four hundred years." Thus does Walter A. McDougall of the University of Pennsylvania begin the first volume of his acclaimed new American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner (HarperCollins).Not surprisingly, this central event has evoked a wide range of opinions. Tens of millions of immigrants have voted with their feet to slough off prior allegiances and join the boisterous experiment that makes "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" its official goal.The result has been an astounding success. "We dominate every field of human endeavor...
  • Charles M. de Nunzio: Variations on a Theme

    07/15/2004 6:41:59 AM PDT · by kjvail · 4 replies · 270+ views
    charlesdenunzio.com ^ | 1998 | Charles M. de Nunzio
    – 1 – Charles M. de Nunzio: Variations on a Theme, Op. 45 [CC&AC Draft Edition II-1b (1998)] Variations on a Theme: INTRODUCTION T HE END OF THE SECOND MILLENNIUM is a time of grave distress for Catholics who value the truths, precepts, and traditions of the only Church founded by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Time and again, they have been forced to suffer on account of developments occasioned by the Second Vatican Council and its aftermath. The litany of horrors is all too familiar: sacrilegious and even invalid Masses, the unabashed promotion of heretical ideas, the toleration and even...
  • A Champion of the Americanist Spirit

    03/23/2004 4:29:45 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 19 replies · 155+ views
    Seattle Catholic ^ | 22 Mar 2004 | Thomas A. Droleskey
    Seattle Catholic is not affiliated with the Archdiocese of Seattle A Journal of Catholic News and Views 22 Mar 2004 A Champion of the Americanist Spirit by Thomas A. Droleskey Although there are some traditional Catholics who downplay the importance of the heresy of Americanism as one of the manifestations of the Modernist spirit that has been responsible for the building of the "great facade" that has devastated the Church in the past forty years, I will go to my grave trying to help people to accept the simple fact that the false foundations of the United States of...
  • 12-7 and 9-11

    12/03/2003 7:09:56 AM PST · by Hill Street Blues · 89 replies · 330+ views
    Vote Republican.net ^ | 12-3-03 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    12-7 and 9-11 by Michael P. Tremoglie The 1930’s were known as the Red Decade. It was an era when American culture and political thought were becoming increasingly leftist in orientation. In the words of Eugene Lyons in his book The Red Decade: "Never before --or since-- had all areas of American society been so deeply penetrated by a foreign nation and a foreign ideology. Never before had the country's thinking, official policies, education, art, and moral attitudes been so profoundly affected by the agents, sympathisers and unwitting puppets of a distant dictatorship." Pearl Harbor changed that orientation. After Pearl...
  • 'Heroic' officer clings to faith

    11/05/2003 4:23:42 PM PST · by joesnuffy · 15 replies · 325+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 5, 2003 | Art Moore
    OPERATION: IRAQI FREEDOM 'Heroic' officer clings to faith Facing charges after foiling ambush plot, 'devastating' to be regarded as a criminal Posted: November 5, 2003 5:00 p.m. Eastern By Art Moore © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com A U.S. Army officer facing assault charges for frightening an Iraqi into disclosing details of an impending ambush plot says his faith in God has kept him from falling apart amid the severe pain it has caused him and his family. "Without God and my Savior Jesus Christ, I would have cracked a long time ago," Lt. Col. Allen B. West, a battalion commander with the...
  • America is a religion: US leaders now see themselves as priests...(GAG)

    07/30/2003 4:48:55 AM PDT · by TrebleRebel · 10 replies · 190+ views
    The Guardian (London, England) ^ | 7/29/2003 | George Monbiot
    'The death of Uday and Qusay," the commander of the ground forces in Iraq told reporters on Wednesday, "is definitely going to be a turning point for the resistance." Well, it was a turning point, but unfortunately not of the kind he envisaged. On the day he made his announcement, Iraqi insurgents killed one US soldier and wounded six others. On the following day, they killed another three; over the weekend they assassinated five and injured seven. Yesterday they slaughtered one more and wounded three. This has been the worst week for US soldiers in Iraq since George Bush declared...
  • Life and spirit of a Buddhist Marine come to rest

    04/29/2003 3:36:10 AM PDT · by ZULU · 5 replies · 336+ views
    Ledger ^ | April 29, 2003 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    <p>ARLINGTON, Va. -- Surrounded by Marines in crisp blue uniforms, Buddhist monks in flowing orange robes prayed over the casket of Cpl. Kemaphoom Chanawongse yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery.</p> <p>Chanawongse, 22, was honored in a rare Buddhist prayer service at the cemetery, a ceremony that celebrated his life and the sacrifice he made in dying last month in a firefight in Iraq.</p>
  • Support Our Troops event

    03/21/2003 7:25:35 AM PST · by max epr · 3 replies · 407+ views
    me | Max Epr
    There will be a "Support The Troops Breakfast" at the AMVETS Post #30, in Nutley , New Jersey on Sunday, April 27 from 9am to 1pm. We will send greeting (hopefully by e-mail) and photos to our guys "Over There". Proceeds over expenses will go entirely for packages to them. Help is needed and requested in the following areas: 1 e-mail addresses for ships and units in conformance with DOD. 2. What kind of stuff do they want and how/ where do we send it? Come on over and help fill the room. I'm reaching out to radio talk hosts...