Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Thanks And Love

On this Memorial Day, I first and foremost want to give a prayer for, remember and give deep thanks to those who gave so much of themselves in defense of not only the U.S., but for her ideals and basic tenets in general. Thanks to the 1,000’s of men and women who sacrificed all, I am able to write these words freely and openly, again one of the basic rights we as a country stand for and they all defended.

I’m going to try here not to be political, but I want to get a bit personal as to the meaning of this day for me. As we all know, many look at this as a BBQ day and not much else. So goes our society here. And of course we have the many of who truly honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so all can live in a free country. While I whole heartedly subscribe to the second example here, I also always want to remember those who came back. Maybe it’s just me, but I never feel enough credit is given to those who after the war were able to live and work as normal, raising families and so on yet in many ways no one realizes the incredible sacrifices they made and in turn not only the scars carried by those who were injured in some way but the horrible psychological scars and pain they carried through their lives.

In the past, I have mentioned my 4 fathers. They were all great men in their own right and each carried deep seated scars or worse due their war experiences. They never complained per say, but it was there and they were affected by it. 

My father, Leon Larson, was a warm man and unfortunately an alcoholic.  Let me preface this quickly. I am not blaming the war for his affliction.      However, I do believe what he went through did have some effect as to the extent of it. Now having said that, my dad was a gunner in a flying fortress over Germany. He never would talk about it until not to long before he disappeared from my life and we in fact did not hear from him again. We were watching 12 o’clock High when I looked over and saw him shaking uncontrollably. After the movie, I asked him what was wrong and for the first time in my life I began to understand sacrifice and more.
For those who have seen that movie or more, there is a scene, not graphic in the sense that they were filmed so one could see, but graphic none the less. At the beginning, the Adjutant brings and arm wrapped in a blanket out of a plane just returned from a mission, the owner of that arm having been pushed out of the plane on a chute, hopefully still alive. The co-pilot then describes how the pilot, with the back of his head shot of was still trying to fly the plane to the end of the mission.

My father than proceeded to tell me not only how true the depiction was in the move, but also about things like seeing his fellow gunners sliced to bits or worse. For example, he told me of a gunner with 3 bullets in him who kept shooting as the blood immediately froze due to the severe cold conditions they operated him and much worse. The horrors he saw and experienced were real and one can only imagine the deep mental wounds they carried with them through their lives. And that in my view is also a sacrifice, the sacrifice of innocence or worse. The last thing he said that day was simple. “Please don’t F… this up”. I understood what he meant.

My first Step father, Carl Brandon was wounded in the Pacific. He never talked much about it, but the few times he did, he always reminded me that was is in fact horrible.  He really wouldn’t go far beyond that, but I do know he was proud of his service and his country. 

My second step father, Art Antonian was a jovial sort of guy, yet carried a heavy mental scar from the war and in turn I was fortunate enough to have a horrible reality slammed into my head by someone who was there. It took some years before he would talk about it (see the recurring trend here? They had so much trouble talking about it and in turn carried heavy burdens and scars) You see, Art was one of those men who liberated Buchenwald. When he finally did talk to me about it I remember the tears and the shaking as he related horror after horror he personally witnessed. Again, the scars were real although no one could really see them. That is sacrifice and worse.

Finally there is Frank Lantz. I left home at 17 to be on the race track. Frank was a trainer who in turn became so much more than an employer. He was as much and sometimes more of a father to me than I sometimes wanted to admit. He gave me the work ethic I now have and more as he always reminded me to Honor God and Country. He was a radioman on destroyers in the Pacific and it is my understanding he had at least one shot out from under him. Again, he was a man who was proud to have served and saw far too many of his friends and comrades give the ultimate. As with the others, his scars were real and in turn so were his sacrifices.

All four of these wonderful men are now dead so I guess in one sense I honor them under the "Memorial Day" idea. All four are heroes and more in my eyes. While they did not suffer the ultimate sacrifice at any particular moment during the war, the pain and suffering, be it from wounds or mentally were real and their anguish as I saw it was sometimes almost unbearable. 

As such, on this day I honor not only those who fell for our country but also as well as those who gave and continue to give their lives and more in defense of the greatest country on earth. My love, gratitude and heart go out to all.

I leave you today with the words of the greatest President of my generation from 2 Memorial Day Speeches. Love of Country and Honor is  something that is need more than ever now and luckily we have his words to fill the void of leadership now evidenced in this country, a void which is a slap in the face to every man and woman who gave their lives to this great nation!

God Bless our service men and women and deepest thanks from the bottom of my heart!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Radical Islam, Loss of Rights And More. We Must Fight Now!

I was pretty much going to give the Pam Geller thing a rest for a while, but I came across a great essay at the Da Tech Guy blog as well as a short bit by Wordsmith over at Flopping Aces.

First, I once again make this perfectly clear. Thank God for the Pam Gellers of the world, those who are not afraid to stand up for the truth, consequences aside.  On the same note, Heaven help us if we as a people do not begin to recognize the hard core Communist in the White House for what he is as well as realizing his acceptance of Radical Islamic principles is part of a huge problem, one that promises a possible genocide that could make the Holocaust look like a game of Charades. Unless we face those facts, we are in fact headed in that direction.

First, from, a great simple analysis of the inane attitude of the cowards who expect us to cowtow to Radical Islam.

Next, in affect another great defense of Pam Geller as well as an insightful brief analysis of the reality that is Radical Islam.

Radical Islamists: Equal Opportunity Murders
by Datechguy | May 16th, 2015 

My Friend Pam Geller has often talked about the threat of radical Islamists to the west but it’s worth noting that for ISIS if a Christian or a Jew or an Atheist isn’t handy to kill any person who doesn’t worship God the right way, their way, will do, even other Muslims:

Pakistan’s Ismaili Shiite community is reeling from an attack Wednesday by gunmen that left at least 46 members of the religious minority dead in Karachi. The violence is the first of its kind directed at the community amid escalating militant threats against the predominantly Sunni Muslim country’s religious minorities, and was condemned by leaders including the Ismaili spiritual head, the Aga Khan.

The Aga Khan expressed his shock and sadness about the attack on Wednesday, condemning it as a “senseless act of violence against a peaceful community.” The attack was claimed by a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban known as Jundallah, which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State late last year.

Now in fairness to these ISIS sympathizers they don’t consider them Muslims then they would consider me one and in their eyes are equally deserving of murder as I am. 

“These killed people were Ismaili, and we consider them kafir (non-Muslim),” Jundallah spokesman Ahmed Marwat told Reuters. Gunmen on motorcycles reportedly boarded a commuter bus carrying around 60 Ismailis and, according to witness accounts, fired indiscriminately into the crowd.

But given that the Ismali have been around for centuries that’s pretty weak tea. 

I got this info via a local Imam who sends this press release from the Ahmadiyya Muslim community of America 

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns in the strongest terms the May 13, 2015 terrorist attack on the Ismaili Muslim community in Karachi, Pakistan. Early reports indicate at least 43 dead and 24 injured when six gunmen opened fire on busses carrying Ismaeli Muslims.

“We are deeply saddened by this horrible loss of innocent life and offer our most heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families,” said Wasim Malik, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “We pray for the safety of all in Pakistan during these troubling times.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA prays for the departed. 

These are good words and well spoken by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community that’s I’ve written about in the past. While in the US they are often in the forefront because they epitomize peaceful Islam, in many Islamic countries outside the US they are not recognized as muslims, have been heavily persecuted & are not allowed under Saudi law in mecca. As people who have been persecuted they understand the pain of it.
But there is an important lesson here. As far as ISIS & radical Islamists are concerned, the Ismali, the Ahmadiyya and any other Muslim that doesn’t toe their line is the same as my Jewish friend Pam Geller or my Catholic Brother Robert Spencer, enemies worthy only of the blade or the gun.

I submit and suggest that we need to stop ISIS and all those radicals who cloak themselves in Islam. Those who ISIS would send to their 21st century equivalent of the gas chamber will not find their own murders and the murders of their families any more acceptable if the murders of Pam & Robert precede them.

Think about it:

Next, Wordsmith over at Flopping Aces hits it on the head as to blame as to the creation of ISIS, at least up to a point. Unfortunately he left out one other cause and that is the enabler named Barak Obama, he who even now not only refuses to call it what it is, be it terrorists or worse, but in fact refuses to even speak out as to the genocide these bastards are intent on inflicting on the world. But why should we expect anything from a man who openly hates this country and her ideals (let’s not forget his open Marxism as evidenced in statements he made the other day) 

Who is to blame for creating ISIS? Everyone seems to want to point fingers.

As the Pentagon and the Obama White House assert that ISIS is on the defensive and even as Ramadi falls into their hands; as Megyn Kelly’s simple question to Jeb Bush- who interviewed without a prepared answer for it- brings about a week-long gotcha game, it’s time to take a good hard look at a comprehensive study of just who or what created ISIS.

It really all boils down to this:


From Right Wing News:

Taken literally, Islamophobia means “fear of Islam.” OK, well, there are many Muslims who have gone to great lengths to convince us to fear it. So what if I finally oblige them? Who is to blame if individuals, after over a thousand years of sustained violence and barbarism, begin to, you know, notice? — Matt Walsh
Can’t be said better than that and leading the charge trying to convince us we are racist heathens or worse because we stand up to Radical Islam? Why Barak Hussein Obama of course!

Finally I have many times in the past man refuses to learn from his history as have many great people before me. We listen to the Moron in Chief talk down to us to remind all that only he and his toe sucking lackeys know the “real” history for what it is. That would be great if he wasn’t in fact a brain washed ideologue and in fact one who embraces the very tyranny and worse we rebelled against all those years ago.

“If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.” “ – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Those whom do not remember history are doomed to repeat it – George Santayana
Our so called President loves to quote leaders of the past and worse wants us to believe he actually learned from them. For instance, he has more than once cited FDR for his reasons of actions he takes.

“The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerated the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

How can one believe a lying sack of crap like Obama? The clown is imposing an imperial Presidency or worse and in fact is hell bent on destroying our Constitution and everything we stand for. Yes, FDR was a Progressive, but his words above are dead on. What does Obama do? Uses the paper it’s written on to wipe his ass and in turn vilify those of us who dare to stand up to him?

ISIS, Radical Islam and loss of our basic liberties such as Freedom of Speech as examples are all part and parcel fully attributable to the traitor that is Barak Obama. It’s not just Christian and Jews in danger but in fact the world in general and far too many people refuse to see or hear the truth.
Therefore it is more important than ever that the Pam Gellers of the world stand up and fight, be it against Radical Islam or a Communist Muslim Loving American hating President. Our future depends on this!