To The Daily Sun,
In 1920, George Bernard Shaw commissioned a stained glass window in Surry, England. A Fabian coat of arms depicts socialism as a political wolf in sheep's clothing. Socialist pilgrims kneel in worship. The Fabian window shows two figures that resemble George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Webb wielding hammers over the globe of the planet; operating the bellows is E.R. Pease, who was the Secretary of the Fabian Society. These people have the tenacity to masquerade as reformers or liberals. Their claim of innovators is fraught with fraud. They are but reactionaries with hopes of turning society backwards with despots like Napoleon and feudal chiefs. Murder is not beyond them. Millions of deaths at their hands has attributed to their philosophy. Anything to achieve their goal. Bernard Shaw attests to that.
The Nazis, Fascist, the Argentine dictatorship under Peron and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic under the Bolsheviks were socialist governments. The media never mentions that these tyrannies were socialist and their ideology has infiltrated our universities, schools, law courts, government, churches, unions and media. Their main objective is to set up a centralized socialist dictatorship. They are but wolves in sheep's clothing. The art of deception is their trade. Their views are easily understood in magazines such as Science and Society, The Socialist Quarterly, and the Partisan Review. The History of Trade Unions by Sidney and Beatrice Webb was acclaimed by Lenin as a great "textbook" for socialistic communism.
After their infiltration of our schools they set out altering our history. Thus their early target was to infiltrate the History departments in our colleges. Fabian socialism gained favor at Harvard. Keynes at Harvard became popular. History was perverted into "social sciences" and spread to American schools. They are masters at camouflaging their objectives. Often they refer to sociology as social sciences. These deal with "human grouping", which is easy to observe in most school settings where "group cooperation" overshadows the individual capability. Sociology is the old socialist writ.
The last science the socialists bastardized was the law. And most fundamental to capturing the government. Its start was at Harvard. Harold J. Laski, Morris Cohen and Felix frankfurter were three men who orchestrated the scheme. Roscoe Pound was maneuvered into Harvard Law School where he eventually became the Dean in 1912. Frankfurter states in his autobiography that he was an excellent "Trojan Horse". Under Pound, Harvard began to teach the "socializing of the law'. Harvard indoctrinated its students that "law is a social study". Referring to it as "social jurisprudence". These men later went on to teach future Supreme Court justices. Pound credits George Howard, E.A. Ross and A.W. Small with the inspiration of his theories.
The University of Chicago established the first chair of sociology in 1892. Albion W. Small, a Fabian socialist headed that department. Lester Ward who penned "Dynamic Sociology" worked with Small to put the socialist creed in colleges under the guise of "sociology". William Graham Summer taught the first "sociology" courses At Yale from 1876-1880. Their students then fanned out to teach at Columbia, University of Chicago, Yale, Harvard and Wisconsin.
In 1920 the A.C.L.U. (American Civil Liberties Union) was formed. Felix Frankfurter had much to do in its organizing. Morris Hillquit headed the American Socialist Party and joined the ACLU. Partisans from the Communist Party, such as Elizabeth G. Flynn and William Z. Foster of the Communist Party U.S.A., were allowed to join. Director Roger N. Baldwin wrote: "We want also to look patriotic in everything we do". Baldwin helped pioneer the technique of camouflaging socialism. When Felix Frankfurter was a member of the ACLU he drew up their platform that sought protection to those who advocated violent overthrow of our government. He wrote "the advocacy of murder, unaccompanied by any act, is within the legitimate scope of free speech", also within the text included "the right of persons to advocate the overthrow of government by force and violence." Frankfurter was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1939 by Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Socialized law got a foot hold over constitutional law.
John Maynard Keynes book published in 1936, "The General Theory of Employment interest and Money", didn't take long to sweep through Harvard. Mrs. Joan Robinson was a well-known international Marxist and highly regarded by Keynes collaborated on the project. Socialist economist R.F. Kahn contributed his skills in writing the book. Mrs. Robinson stated that the differences between Marx and Keynes are only verbal. In the communist journal, "Science and Society", winter, 1947, p. 61, Mrs. Robinson said, "The time, therefore, seems ripe to bridge the verbal gulf. The only real difference between the Marxian's and the Fabians is one of degree and tactics". Felix Frankfurter and Walter Lippman a Fabian who called himself a progressive were key promoters of Keynes theories. They both were friends with FDR. Over 300 0f Frankfurters students worked in strategic government posts. Following his return from Russia in late 1946, Professor Laski stated that the English socialists and Russian socialists were "approaching the same objective by different roads". Harry Dexter White, a communist agent and other socialists worked to create what Keynes favored since the 1930s — The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. In 1941 Harvard professor Alvin Hansen and Adolph Berle supported Keynes creation of a new international financial instrument to finance their agenda.
Harvard produced Alger Hiss, who was a protege of Felix Frankfurter. Frankfurter was a close friend of Professor Laski. Frankfurter was a character witness for Hiss during his trials. Dean Acheson, another protege of Frankfurter and former Secretary of State pushed for diplomatic recognition of soviet Russia. Laski wrote, "To take vast powers and legislate under them by ordinance and decree". Lord Chief Justice of England, Lord Hewart wrote in his "The New Despotism" 1929, "A mass of evidence establishes the fact that there is in existence a persistent and well-contrived system, intending to produce, and in practice producing, a despotic power which at one and the same time places government departments beyond the sovereignty of Parliament and beyond the jurisdiction of the courts". Sound familiar?
This expansion of bureaucracy aided the communist who infiltrated FDR's administration. The New Deal was Fabian inspired and offered cover for communist agents who worked into the very center of the Roosevelt Administration. FDR took his slogan "The New Deal" from Stuart Chase, an American Fabian, who wrote "A New Deal" and stated, "Socialism can be enforced by firing squads if necessary."
Alger Hiss who clerked for Felix Frankfurter at the Supreme Court was a soviet agent and member of the Ware soviet spy cell. Many of Frankfurters proteges were members of the cell. John Abt a soviet courier entered the Department of Agriculture along with other soviet agents. He worked for the federal government from 1933 until 1937, then represented communist fronts. It was Abt who Lee Harvey Oswald asked to represent him. But he could not be found.
Like a jigsaw puzzle the pieces are many and spread out. They are difficult to put into place. By connecting the dots you will find the same names keep popping up. Study your professors and their professors. Learn their ideologies. Then you might glean the problem's facing this country. Have we seen enough "fundamental changes" in our country to awaken us from our slumber?
Gene F. Danforth
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:55
To The Daily Sun,
To the citizens of Laconia and the Lakes Region:
Thank you for your warm embrace.
The poet Maya Angelo wrote:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said;
People will forget what you did;
But people will never forget how you made them feel."
We leave the city after 4+ years and we will never forget how you made us feel. You welcomed us to the Taylor Community, to your churches, civic organizations, into your homes and made us feel comfortable.
I believe that we helped make the Taylor Community a better place for people to live.
Tim & Peggy Martin
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:46
To The Daily Sun,
Have readers noticed the ongoing trend in L.J. Sidens letters? In every letter lately he brings up the "birthers", birthers this, birthers that. Funny thing, Siden is the only one I can recall in two maybe three years who continues to bring up that question. Why? I suppose it's all he has left to try to deflect readers from the lies, failures, and incompetence of the Obama administration. But you see, Siden is a true believer who has hooked his ego and credibility to a shady politician and is now desperately trying to salvage something, looking for old stories, conspiracy theories — anything to take the heat off his hero. Well too late, Obama is on another campaign-like tour telling the faithful to "get out the word" about his ACA. Problem is the word is out, all over the place, even NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NY Times, well everywhere. The word is the TRUTH, finally.
As for Obama's school records, they don't matter, except to highlight the inherent dishonesty of the man's character. I'm not calling for their release — don't care — but if he had a 3.7 gpa and all was up and up, he would have released them years ago like the braggart he is. Oh, that's my OPINION.
Another thing, what are all these "lies" I'm supposed to be telling that he keeps referring to? Can it be L.J. still, after having it explained to him many times, cannot separate the difference between a DIFFERENCE of OPINION from his own and thus has to label them "lies" like a truculent 10 year old? Yes, he and Maloof, two of a kind, true believers — any means justifies their ends.
Well good luck trying to put the cat back in the bag fellas because it's mad as you know what — and has it's claws out.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 11:42
To The Daily Sun,
Okay, first of all, I must correct my misuse of the term "modern day liberals" because there is absolutely, positively nothing liberal about the paternalistic, socialist policies being enforced by this current lawless administration. The correct description is "progressive". That would be the maddeningly coercive and oxymoronic term used to describe the "regressive" policies that have infected all areas of our life including the media, academia, entertainment industry and of course our government. Just draw a time line from the Woodrow Wilson administration to the magnificent wrecking ball that is the Barack Obama administration, minus the pause for the Reagan revolution.
Now on to the show and the American version of Kabuki theater starring the "dear leader" himself, Barack Obama. Notice his suave, stylized movements and smooth rhetoric as he just this week assured us that the "Affordable Care Act" is working and will continue to get better. Yes, he actually said that, with squared jaw and firm resolution.
Never mind all the sticker shock of increased premiums, co-pays and deductibles, except for the very poor and those with sizable subsidies. Never mind that there will not be enough young and healthy folks signing up to pay for the costs of insuring the aged and sick and all the millions of formerly uninsured. It's new math on statistical steroids ending in a death spiral. Never mind the looming doctor and nurse shortages which will severely hamper the quality of care. Never mind the exploding medicaid roles and the increasing number of physicians who will not accept medicaid. Never mind understanding this same scenario will soon impact the medicare roles. Never mind the recent revelation that when this medical insurance monstrosity was created, there was little thought given to security concerns. Thus, caveat emptor for the buyers and caviar for the security hackers and identity thieves.
Now on to the feature presentation, "the monetary exploding exchange payment system (MEEPS)". Yes indeed, the "Improvised Exploding Device" (IED) concealed within the "Obamacare website has been discovered and it is the MEEPS. It seems, who could make this up, that the 35 percent of the website that has yet to be developed, is a way for subscribers to actually pay their insurance company. You're just gonna love this my beloved and obedient taxpayer. There is no way as yet to actually "cut the check". So technically, zero folks have officially signed up. Crony capitalism has reached new heights in hypocrisy as President Obama attempts to hit the reset button, again. "Private sector velocity and effectiveness" is most important at the back end where the sale is completed and payment is rendered. Guess the "Signature Achievement Man" (SAM) didn't understand that when he said the website was now working with the same speed and efficiency as the private sector. Just let the sad irony of that government versus private sector comparison sink in for a moment. And then come January, February and March, close your eyes, cover your ears and jump into a deep foxhole before opening up any government/ insurance company mail packages.
You see, in it's infinite wisdom, the government has created an illusion that people can pay for their health insurance and just let the insurance companies and the government figure out how much we should have to pay and everything will be hunky dory. As Meagan Kelly just found on on the eve of December 4th, according to the Reuters news service, the following is the progressive, central planners wondrous plan of action: (1) the insurance companies will just go ahead and estimate what they think is a reasonable fee for service; (2) the feds will go ahead and cut them a big fat check; (3) and then at some point down the road, they supposedly will get around to figuring out what the actual amount should really be and adjust accordingly. When this IED explodes next year, the shrapnel covering the countryside will create severe pain and suffering.
Would the progressive bureaucrats of utopian fantasy land pay for a product in this delusional, rife with potential fraud and waste method? Of course not. But when they can just use our money, the skies the limit. Hey, but a small price to pay to create equality for the masses right? Never mind that a NY Times study found that between 2009 and 2011 income inequality grew four times faster than under George W. Bush, according to Jonah Goldberg. Jonah calls the ACA, "Slimcare" and says, "it seems like a smashing success so long as the results don't matter, just like slim liberalism". Or as I prefer to call it, "slim progressivism". A recurring theme of socialism rears it's ugly head once again. Good intentions are what matter. Positive results that actually provide an improved quality of life for tax paying citizens, not so much.
Just you wait for the next progressive "IED". That will be the earth shattering explosion poised to ignite next November when the employer mandate takes effect. Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Kathleen Sebelius and of course Barack (SAM) Obama will have been outed as the real terrorists, arsonists and plunderers of the poor and middle class. That's because Obamacare is not about improved health care. It is about power and control and soft tyranny. Geez, could that be why conservative, tea party types want to repeal this really bad law?
Last Updated on Friday, 06 December 2013 05:00
The scores are in from the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, which, every three years, tests 15-year-olds from the world's most advanced countries. For the United States, the report card is dismal. The U.S. ranking has fallen to 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. Florida, one of America's diverse mega-states, competed separately in the PISA exam, and scored below the U.S. average.
In the academic Olympics, the American superpower is a mediocrity.
Ranked one through seven in test scores in reading, science and math were Shanghai-China, Singapore, Hong Kong-China, Taiwan, South Korea, Macau-China, Japan. Also well ahead of the United States is Vietnam.
By and large, Western Europe has moved out in front of us and our close competitors are the Slovak Republic and Russian Federation.
Fifteen-year-olds in two ex-Soviet republics, Estonia and Latvia, also posted grades in math and science superior to those of America's young.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls the PISA test scores a "brutal truth" that "must serve as a wake-up call" for the country. Excuse me, but how many wake-up calls do we need?
In October 1957, we got our first when the brutalitarian and backward superpower built by Josef Stalin beat America into space. Two months later, our answer to Sputnik, a three-pound satellite, was to be launched by a Vanguard rocket from Cape Canaveral, to get us back in the race. It got four feet off the ground, when the rocket exploded.
Egg all over our face, we were rescued from national humiliation by the Redstone Arsenal rocket crew of Wernher von Braun who built the V-2s that had rained down on London. Von Braun put an 80-pound Explorer into orbit, and we were back in the game. While the first manned space flight was made by Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, America, under Presidents Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon, took command and put an American on the moon in July 1969.
Meanwhile, the country was on fire over the issue of education. In LBJ's Great Society legislation in 1965 came the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which poured enormous amounts into our pubic schools. In 1983, came "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative For Educational Reform," the report of President Ronald Reagan's National Commission on Excellence in Education. Conclusion: America's schools, even then, thirty years ago, were failing the nation.
Under George W. Bush and Barack Obama, we got another surge in spending with No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.
How can a lack of money explain our declining test scores when America continues to spend more per capita on education than almost any other country? Yet, the more we spend, the lower the test scores we get back in global competition?
Some insist the persistence of poverty in an affluent America is the cause of these declining test scores. Yet, have we not fought a 50-year war on poverty since LBJ's Great Society? And not only have countless trillions of dollars been spent, the poor in America receive benefits of which the world's poor could only dream. America's poor receive free food, free health care and free education for their children from Head Start to K-12. The poor get subsidized housing and subsidized incomes. They are exempt from federal income taxes. State programs and private charities pick up where the feds leave off.
Yet, if poverty explains the dismal performance of America's students, why are they being lapped by Vietnamese 15-year-olds? Do the Vietnamese have a higher per capita income than we? Is there less poverty and more emphasis on education in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City than New York City and Washington, D.C.?
Is home environment behind the disparity in test scores? Forty percent of American children are born out of wedlock, but for Hispanics it is 53 percent and for African-Americans 73 percent.
Looking again at those PISA test scores, other than East Asia — China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam — hardly any other nation of Southeast or South Asia, the Arab or Muslim world, Africa or Latin America, is in the top 40 in academic performance. And, in these test scores from a diverse world, we can see mirrored the academic performance within our own diverse nation.
Just as East Asians and Europeans excel in the PISA tests, so, too, do Americans of East Asian and European descent dominate test scores and excel in educational achievement, while our Hispanic and African-American students trail. At top universities like Berkeley, Stanford and in the Ivy League, too, Asian and white Americans are overrepresented in the student bodies.
Yet, Hispanic and African-Americans are more than 30 percent of the U.S. population and 35 percent of those in our public schools. Increasingly, these minorities will represent the nation in international academic competitions.
Where, then, are the grounds for optimism that we can turn this around? And if we cannot, ought we not accept the inevitable?
(Syndicated columnist Pat Buchanan has been a senior advisor to three presidents, twice a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and the presidential nominee of the Reform Party in 2000. He won the New Hampshire Republican Primary in 1996.)
Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 1969 07:00