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  • Cultural Amnesia and American Survival

    10/18/2020 11:03:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2020 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    Clive James's 2007 book titled Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts is a collection of artists and thinkers. They are largely concerned with responses to "threats against freedom, mostly in the 20th century." As I leaf through it, I am astonished at the echoes of my own qualms as this country stands on the precipice of either remaining free or not. I see Democrats and leftists invoking Nazism to describe conservatives in America, and I am reminded of Jean-François Revel's words that "one insults the memory of the victims of Nazism if one uses them to bury...
  • The New Dark Age beckons

    10/17/2020 6:09:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Eric Utter
    1984 has arrived, albeit a few decades later than Orwell suspected. Honesty is no longer a cardinal virtue, truth is shunned and covered up…not sought out and celebrated. Our history is, too. Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, Diane Feinstein, “the Squad,” Adam Schiff, Kamala Harris, Joe Biden -- and their aiders and abettors in the mainstream media -- refuse to acknowledge obvious truths, while demanding that the rest of us proclaim obvious falsehoods to be obvious truths. It is jarring, insane. Democrats tried to impeach President Trump over a “quid pro quo” they claim he issued via a phone call to...
  • Teacher beheaded in France after showing Mohammed cartoons

    10/16/2020 10:56:23 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 40 replies
    France24 ^ | October 16, 2020 | Agence France-Presse
    A French teacher who had recently shown students cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed was beheaded outside his school on Friday, in what President Emmanuel Macron called an "Islamist terrorist attack". The assailant, whose identity has not been established, was shot by police as they tried to arrest him and later died of his injuries, police said. The attacker shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") as police confronted him, a cry often heard in jihadist attacks, a police source said.
  • ‘1619 Project’ Founder Melts Down After Criticism Of Her Fake, Revisionist American History

    10/16/2020 4:06:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/16/2020 | Tristan Justice
    The lead writer of The New York Times’ anti-American “1619 Project” suffered a meltdown last week when a colleague at her paper offered fair criticism of its revisionist and inaccurate account of history.On Oct. 9, New York Times columnist Bret Stephens published a more than 3,000-word essay outlining the project’s blunders that have led the academics with the National Association of Scholars (NAS) to call on the Pulitzer Prize Board to revoke its award to the project’s chief essayist, Nikole Hannah-Jones.“Journalists are, most often, in the business of writing the first rough draft of history, not trying to have...
  • These 7 turning points decided the history of the Church: The most important dates and incidents in Church history which have made us what we are today

    10/15/2020 9:03:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Today ^ | Andy Walton
    Around 2 and a half billion people across the globe are part of the Christian community. From a gathering of just a handful of people 2,000 ago to becoming the world's largest institution, there have been numerous key points on the way.Here we highlight seven of the most important dates and incidents in Church history which have made us what we are today, and which possibly point the way to the future...1. 50 AD: The Council at JerusalemThough we mark Pentecost as the birth of the Church, the Council at Jerusalem is where it began to take shape. The account...
  • Historical ignorance threatens America: The similarity with the Cultural Revolution in China is inescapable

    10/12/2020 9:03:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/12/2020 | By Bill Connor,
    In the ancient world, when nations conquered their foes, they followed familiar patterns. Generally, the conqueror would execute most adults of the elite and educated class. They would destroy the memorials of the defeated nation’s past, and destroy the sacred places. The uneducated rural were usually left behind. The conquering nation would take the conquered nation’s wealth and usually bring back the children of the defeated nation’s elite/educated class to acculturate them. The complete vanquishment of the conquered nation occurred when the link to the nation’s past and culture was broken in that generation. America is in danger of a...
  • Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus?

    10/09/2020 9:32:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    YouTube ^ | uploaded October 2020 | Timeline
    Was Christopher Columbus born in Genoa, Italy? Most definitely not, say an unlikely collection of experts from European royalty, DNA science, university scholars, even Columbus's own living family. This ground breaking documentary follows a trail of proof to show he might have been much more than we know.Who Was The Real Christopher Columbus? | Secrets and Lies of Christopher Columbus | Timeline
  • Jonah: A “Fish Story” or History?

    10/04/2020 6:56:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Courier ^ | Wayne Jackson
    Several years ago, Edwin Settle wrote a syndicated news article titled “Jonah’s big fish story teaches important lesson.” Mr. Settle was a former college professor (COE College) and minister with a doctorate from Yale Divinity School.In his article, he attacked the book of Jonah by stating: “The book of Jonah cannot be accepted as history” (Settle, B-4).Professor Settle listed several alleged inaccuracies contained in the book. It is incredible that one could be alive for three days in a fish’s belly.It is unlikely that a city would so unanimously respond to the preaching of someone of a different language...
  • Three Cheers for 'Land of Hope': An American history textbook that you want your kids to learn from.

    10/04/2020 8:42:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/04/2020 | Bruce Bawer
    We are living through a year when the consequences of more than a generation of poor parenting and terrible education can be observed, in all their odiousness, in the streets of American cities. The young rioters, vandals, bullies, thugs, arsonists, and statue-topplers who pose as anti-fascists and racial-justice warriors do not just hate Confederate Civil War generals and certain specific institutions that, after sober and informed consideration, they have judged to be ethically inexcusable; they hate our country itself, and they hate its history, every bit of it, although they actually know next to nothing about either the country...
  • Reclaiming American History

    10/01/2020 10:02:04 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 1 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 10/01/20 | The Editors
    President Trump and his allies are launching a counterstrike in the war on our nation’s founding. Since The American Mind began nearly two years ago, we have consistently warned of the regime-level crisis caused by the corruption of the content of American education. The recent riots and the ongoing cultural revolution fomented by identity politics has helped prove our point. It is now clearer to Americans that if we do not change course, decades of anti-American propaganda and identitarian teaching in our schools will result in a fundamental overthrow of our system of government. Just two weeks ago the Trump...
  • Fresh 2600 Year Old Dates

    09/28/2020 1:12:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 4 Tishri 5781 - September 22, 2020 | Abigail Klein Leichman
    Mazal tov to Hannah and Methuselah on their 111 miracle babies! The proud parents are date palms grown from ancient seeds uncovered in archeological excavations in Israel. These dates, recently picked at the Arava Institute at Kibbutz Ketura in southern Israel, are a type that hasn't been tasted since the times of Jesus and the Maccabees. "Dr. Elaine Solowey, our director of the Center for Sustainable Agriculture, grew our first ancient date tree, Methuselah, in 2005," explained Miriam May, CEO of Friends of the Arava Institute. "He came from a 2,000-year-old seed found in excavations at Masada; his growth was...
  • Barging Through Old London in 1924 (colorized)

    09/27/2020 5:51:15 PM PDT · by NRx · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09-27-2020 | Rick88888888
    Take a trip on a horse-drawn towing barge from Limehouse into old Central London! The trip goes over the Regents Canal from Limehouse, via the Wharves of East London, Mile End Road, Various locks, White Chapel, Heartford Union Canal, Old Ford, Acton's Lock, Hackney, through Islington Tunnel, passes under the New River, over the GNR at Kingscross, under the Midland at St.Pancras, Kentish Town, Alpine Chalet, through Regents Park and London Zoo and ends at Paddington Basin just off Edgeware Road.
  • Coffee, A Story of Two Beans

    09/25/2020 9:23:20 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 11 replies
    The American Council on Science and Health ^ | 09/16/20 | Chuck Dinerstein
    Bad Beans Coffee initially came from Ethiopia, through Yemen’s port of Mocha, an area under the control of the Ottoman Empire. As the demand for coffee in Europe increased, so did the price levied by the Ottomans. The Dutch East India company saw a business opportunity, planting and then importing coffee from their holdings in Java, as well as Ceylon. Within a nine-year period, imports had shifted so that 90% of coffee now came from their holdings. And while coffee proved to be a lucrative import for them, it was not the case for the farmers who received little of...
  • Geopolitics: How Maps Help Us Understand History, Predict the Future, and Go Beyond Politics

    09/23/2020 3:13:07 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 3 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 9/23/2020 | Brian Miller
    “It is not often that nations learn from the past, even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.” – Henry Kissinger American students are notoriously bad at geography, and have been for some time. In 2002, for instance – the year after the 9/11 attacks – only 17% of American students could find Afghanistan on a map. In 2016, less than one third were able to score a minimal pass of 66% on the National Geographic Global Literacy Survey. In 2015, the United States Government Accountability Office reported that 75% of eighth grade students don’t even know what...
  • That Only America Could Have Produced: Chambers, Schlesinger, Nixon, and Hiss

    09/19/2020 8:18:12 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 21 replies
    Liberty Island Magazine ^ | July 14th, 2020 | Scott Seward Smith
    Among the multitudes that America used to contain were Whittaker Chambers and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. A few months ago I happened to reread both Chambers’ autobiography Witness and Schlesinger’s Journals 1952-2000 one after the other. These two men are of different generations: Chambers lived from 1901 to 1961 and Schlesinger 1917 to 2007. They are of completely different temperaments, milieus, politics, and tastes. But there are some fascinating overlaps that have some bearing on the difficult passage we are traversing today as a nation.
  • Why do so many young Americans hate their country's heritage?

    09/18/2020 8:14:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2020 | Richard Land
    Question: Why are so many of America’s young people apparently beguiled into despising America’s founding and heritage? I have had scores of Americans ask me that question in the last few months. My inquisitors have been baffled and perplexed as to why so many of our twenty and thirty- something citizens seem to so readily jettison what my questioners cherish as rich, meaningful, and critically important — an American heritage that has fostered and promoted individual human dignity (“All men are created equal”) with divinely imparted inherent rights (“and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” including “life, liberty...
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Trump EXPOSES Democrats Plan to DESTROY America at his Speech on American History

    09/17/2020 3:09:58 PM PDT · by DannyTN · 71 replies
    Golden State Times ^ | Sept 17, 2020 | Golden State Times
    Video at link. 20 minutes. In this Video Trump calls out Critical Race Theory, the NY Times 1916 project, and other attacks on American History.
  • Racist Ben Norton loves arch butcher J. Stalin

    09/14/2020 9:50:34 AM PDT · by Freeleesy · 14 replies
    Ben Norton Comes Out For Stalin... June 12, 2020 Churchill was a genocidal racist colonialist who intentionally killed MILLIONS of Indians in the middle of WWII If people actually wanted to honor the leader who defeated Nazism, it'd be Stalin. But they'd NEVER build a statue of him. Ever Because this isn't actually about WWIIlink Some People Are So Antisemitic, They Support Hezbollah. Algemeiner, Aug. 14, 2020 A white Westerner who considers himself a liberal is saying that Lebanese people who disagree with his rabid hate of Israel are “sellouts” for hating Hezbollah more. This is a typical, racist attitude...
  • Katarina Ristic from Chicago changed the school program of false history about the war in Bosnia with her homework

    09/13/2020 11:32:03 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 32 replies
    The SRPSKA Times ^ | 26.05.2020 (5-26-2020) | TheSrpskaTimes - 26.05.2020
    It all started in February 2017, when Katarina Ristić, then an eighth-grade student at the Emerson School in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge, along with four other schoolmates, was given the task of doing a project on “Bosnian Genocide.”A seminar paper by a 14-year-old girl of Serbian origin, Katarina Ristić from Chicago, on the topic of “Bosnian genocide”, stirred the spirits in her primary school, but also opened the way to fight for justice, which resulted in removing propaganda that portrays Serbs in a bad light. and accuses Serbia of committing genocide and killing 200,000 people in Bosnia.Naturally,...
  • OBAMA OPENS NSA’S VAST TROVE OF WARRANTLESS DATA TO ENTIRE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY, JUST IN TIME FOR TRUMP (FLASHBACK January 13 2017)

    09/10/2020 6:32:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies
    theintercept.com ^ | January 13 2017 | alex emmons
    One privacy activist responded: “This decision will be added to the timelines of the most significant expansions of domestic surveillance in the modern era.” WITH ONLY DAYS until Donald Trump takes office, the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization with 16 other agencies, including the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security. The new rules allow employees doing intelligence work for those agencies to sift through raw data collected under a broad, Reagan-era executive order that...