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Large room with terra cotta-colored tile floor, a balcony, large arched windows, and creamy white tiled vaulted ceiling.

Above – The Registry Room, Ellis Island’s Great Hall

Credit: NPS Photo

“Between 1880 and 1930, over 27 million people entered the United States – about 12 million through Ellis Island. But after the outbreak of World War I in 1914, American attitudes toward immigration began to shift. Nationalism and suspicion of foreigners were on the rise, and immigrants’ loyalties were often called into question. Through the early 1920s, a series of laws were passed to limit the flow of immigrants.”  Source

During the last years of the nineteenth, and early years of the twentieth century, immigrants, whose first glimpse of America was the Statue of Liberty, with the New York skyline as a backdrop, must have had an indelible image placed in their memories.

This land of promise, of real freedom, the ability to pursue ones aspirations, hopes and dreams, devoid of the chains imposed by despots, resulted in a group of people who, among those already born here, were to become known as “The Greatest Generation”.

These were to become a joint brotherhood as Americans; not a suspension, but a blending of individuals from all ethnicities, no isolated allegiances to old cultures, but pledging their allegiance to America, understanding that they were to embrace the ideals, the foundations upon which she was formed, that our freedoms come from the Creator, not from mere men.

Yes, we are a nation of immigrants.  The concept of the “melting pot” has been undermined by decades of indolence, ingratitude toward so many who -indeed- pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor, many died penniless; an indifference to these concepts, paid in blood by our forefathers, and the many Veterans who gave all, in the pitched battle to prevent Fascism from enslaving the nations in WW II.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797) said “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it.” The consequences of forgetting the lessons of history, have come back to haunt us – in spades.

This November may well decide whether – as Lincoln stated when ending his Gettysburg Address, “… this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Abraham Lincoln
November 19, 1863

 

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The “Hive Mind” Part I

My first encounter with a large city came as an eight “going on nine” year old; a visit to Brooklyn, New York City over the summer.

Please note that my observations to a large extent, were a by product attributable to my age; the magnitude of these isn’t intended to portray New York as some kind of monster; just the physical reality, directly related to my age served to magnify my initial impressions.  Environment in this case was so very antithetical to that which I was familiar.

I did get an immediate sense of the Historical nature of this place; at this time, many of the buildings were still able to have been around at the time of our nation’s “adolescent period”.

Having been born in Arizona, going from unencumbered skies, as yet untainted air, being able to see a good thirty miles or more in any direction when on high ground, and a population of some 100,000; to a place where there were thousands of folks in a single block, towering buildings limiting ones view to the immediate area ahead, where the “sky” was a mere postage stamp, the dominant smell was that of  vehicle exhaust, and the only avian life seemed to be fat pigeons everywhere, was an affront to my sensibilities.

If you were unfortunate to be (given time of day) going the “wrong” way on the sidewalk, a literal tidal wave of humanity would halt any further progress.  There was an overriding cataphony of sounds; at no time could one expect even a moment of complete quiet.

Barred entrances, being “buzzed in” to others dwellings in one of those skyscrapers via an intercom system to verify who you were, was the norm.  The subway systems were accessed -if memory serves correctly-  at entrances on every block.  (They were an entire experience all their own, which I decline to describe here)

Folks were wearing sunglasses, though one could never actually see the sun, nor feel its warmth on your body.

This was an entirely different world, reminding me of nothing less than a literal beehive of humanity; a steel and concrete encapsulated sphere, with an attitude all its own, apart from the world at large.

Adults (at least) were able to walk down the bustling streets with more than a view of a sea of legs.  (I could laugh now, but at the time, it was NOT funny)

Even during a “lull”, say midday, when there were groups of people instead of a continuous crowd, a forward view was very limited.  There was little ability to perceive what was ahead, in direct opposition to the surroundings I was accustomed to; things simply presented themselves when you were almost upon them.  While this phenomenon was negated by being an adult, to me it was most annoying.

On one occasion, I was taken by surprise by an old church; part of the immediate grounds on its property, facing the street, were that of a graveyard.

The stone walled church made me come to a stop.  I had an immediate desire to go inside; but I knew I must quickly catch up with my adult companions, who (obviously) knew of this as just a part of their daily trek, while going about their business.

However, in the few moments while I lingered, I noticed the many worn tombstones in the yard adjacent to this church; coincidentally facing the immediate area of the street.  Peering through the barred iron gate, it was stunning to observe the “Born”, “Died”, dates were all 16 something or other; only a few visibly complete, having been worn away by the ravages of time.  Some were that of children who had passed away before they had reached the age of six.  The church and this graveyard marked a time prior to our nation’s very existence, when this area was part of Colonial life under British rule!

All sadly passe to the occupants of this great city…

So my visit to the “Big Apple” was as much an historical “field trip” as it was a summer vacation.  One never to be forgotten.

 

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According to Abbott, Texas has accepted more refugees than any other state between October 2015 and March 2016.

“While many refugees pose no danger, some pose grave danger, like the Iraqi refugee with ties to ISIS who was arrested earlier this year after he plotted to set off bombs at two malls in Houston,” said Abbott.

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Whether Hillary Clinton unexpectedly took today off to engage in scheduling collaboration with the larger elements of the radical left is an unknown. However, all of the elements are coming rapidly into confluence.

Prepare yourselves, your family and your friends, for a dangerously toxic, racially inspired, coordinated Democrat use of racism to drive an election.  The scope of what is coming has never before been witnessed in our lifetimes.

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Hillary Clinton is in a complete state of electoral collapse. Her polling is far worse than what the media is capable of propping up.

Once the professional left cross a particular desperation threshold, what follows becomes predictable; this will be similar to Brexit’s “Operation Fear” only with a traditional American-left-wing twist, the use of race to drive the needed division.

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“It turned out that al-Qaeda hadn’t been erased after all.  Only honest discussion of it.  If questions come up about the Benghazi attack, just talk about that YouTube video.  If questions come up about the Muslim militias fighting tyrannical regimes in Libya and Syria, just talk about “the rebels.”  No need to mention that they are teeming with al-Qaeda cells fighting for the different tyranny of sharia.”

Source: Fifteen Years After 9/11, Blindness to the Islamist Threat Is Official Policy

BREACH – 2007

Nearing the 2016 elections, with the fetid, corrupt, excuse for a government, no longer adhering to the Constitution it is supposed to uphold, hopefully reversed by electing a Trump administration, I stumbled on a film based on one of the worst breaches in F.B.I. history.   The tension in this drama is palpable, and makes one’s flesh crawl.

Proverbs 6:16-19King James Version (KJV)

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

                                                *                    *                    *

Click on link, don’t change settings.  (you should go fullscreen)

http://yesmovies.to/movie/breach-4852/74310-10/watching.html

Eric O’Neill was called to the office and assigned special tasks: tracking a senior agent of the FBI, under the guidance of new boss, Laura Linney. He was intelligence and has not been recognized as an official agent of the FBI, so Eric considered this mission is an opportunity for him to quickly be fulfilled ambition as a spy.

Genres: Biography, Crime, Drama

Actors: Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Dennis Haysbert, Caroline Dhavernas, Gary Cole

Directors: Billy Ray

Found this site courtesy of Cry and Howl

There’s a web site called “isidewith.com

There you can take a quiz (takes about 5-8 minutes) in which your answers on how you stand on the issues are compared to the voting records and opinions of the presidential candidates. I encourage everyone to take the quiz.

Here are the results of my answers.

96%

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Republican

on immigration, foreign policy, social, education, domestic policy, economic, healthcare, electoral, environmental, and criminal issues.

80%

Darrell Castle

Darrell Castle Constitution

on immigration, social, education, domestic policy, environmental, healthcare, and electoral issues.

77%

Evan McMullin

Evan McMullin Independent

on immigration, foreign policy, social, domestic policy, education, economic, environmental, electoral, and healthcare issues.

34%

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson Libertarian

on immigration, education, healthcare, and environmental issues.

5%

Jill Stein

Jill Stein Green

on science, and education issues.

3%

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton Democrat

on environmental issues.

Your political themes

Multiculturalism vs Assimilation

50

You side moderately towards “Assimilation”, meaning you believe we should be a unified culture. This theme is most important to you.

Collectivism vs Individualism

92

You side extremely towards “Individualism”, meaning you very strongly support free market policies that create opportunity for personal liberty and success. This theme is most important to you.

Traditional vs Progressive

82

You side strongly towards “Traditional”, meaning you strongly believe we should be a civilized nation that honors traditional morals and values. This theme is more important to you.

Tough vs Tender

98

You side extremely towards “Tough”, meaning you very strongly believe in tough love and have little sympathy for those that break the law or make bad choices. This theme is more important to you.

Small Government vs Big Government

94

You side extremely towards “Small Government”, meaning you very strongly believe the government is overly bureaucratic, inefficient, and wasteful. This theme is more important to you.

Pacifism vs Militarism

92

You side extremely towards “Militarism”, meaning you very strongly believe we should use whatever force necessary to protect ourselves against foreign threats. This theme is more important to you.

Regulation vs Deregulation

48

You side moderately towards “Deregulation”, meaning you believe that government regulation stifles innovation and economic prosperity. This theme is more important to you.

Where voters side with you…

http://iSideWith.com/map/Pc8s#z3

Just a footnote:

Candidates you side with…  (VP)

73%

Mike Pence

Mike Pence Republican

on electoral, immigration, foreign policy, social, economic, domestic policy, and environmental issues.

Friends you side with…

98%

Constitution Party

Constitution Party

on immigration, foreign policy, social, domestic policy, education, economic, electoral, healthcare, environmental, and criminal issues.

98%

Republicans

Republicans

on immigration, social, foreign policy, economic, domestic policy, education, environmental, healthcare, electoral, and criminal issues.

39%

Libertarians

Libertarians

on domestic policy, education, healthcare, and environmental issues.

4%

Socialist

Socialist

Actually, I was surprised that I agreed with anything in their realm…  X

on science, and education issues.

3%

Green Party

Green Party

no major issues.

2%

Democrats

Democrats

no major issues.

Never Forget 9-11-2001.

Bush Sr, was a Navy TBF Torpedo bomber pilot in WW II. But an advocate of a NWO.

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220px-food_inc

Why 75% of everything at the grocers is on my “off ” list.  It is our children I’m most concerned about.

The illusion of variety – A few major players own our food supply, which has been turned into an assembly line of genetically altered poultry, beef, and to a lesser extent pork.  Monsanto has made Corn, a once excellent grain, and Soybeans, a once good source of protein, a threat to new generations at the molecular level.  Made more insidious and complicated by being used in cattle feed which should be grass fed.  Corn is found under many different names, especially in processed food.   This documentary was originally aired in 2008 by PBS.   Click on the URL to view.  Don’t change settings.

http://yesmovies.to/movie/food-inc-15837.html

EVERYONE should see this; please pass it along.  X

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