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Who Are the Nazis of Today?

by Lee Hemen

Sadly there is little history being taught in public schools today; not who was the first President, Black History, or other such things but rather why certain things occurred and what differing groups believed and why and what resulted. A good example is the ignorance concerning Socialism, Planned Parenthood, or Nazism.

Nazism is National Socialism where the state controls every aspect of a citizen’s life from healthcare, education, retirement, to science. Everything is to benefit the state. Nazism gained power when radical crowds of organized, Nazi-funded, protestors known as Brown-shirts gained access to public meetings and disrupted them. They would shout down, chant, and bust heads if necessary. Public protests and riots were well orchestrated where protestors were trained, paid, and bused in.

Symbolism and slogans, placards and public protests became an important part of the Nazi Brown-shirt movement. Later music and public rallies were used to pump up crowds and indoctrinate the public. Anyone who stood in their way was branded as narrow-minded, uneducated, and worse racist against their own people. Eugenics, a thinly disguised way to do away with those deemed undesirable was promoted and certain groups were targeted as the reason for the economic failure. The Jews became the scapegoats and later anyone or any group that stood in their way. Popular movie stars and actors, singers, heroes of the day, the press, and even religious leaders supported Nazism. In fact the press became so enchanted and friendly that they fawningly supported its takeover as necessary. It wasn’t until later when anyone who dared disagree, was being re-educated, suddenly disappeared, or were utterly dismissed that the press realized that what they had supported was evil. Nazism was in fact an extreme minority until they gained the public square and began to control public opinion through their protests and the media.

Now if any of this sounds familiar it should. Recently we have seen well organized bused in groups of protestors, local public meetings disrupted admittedly done so by outside agitators, and the orchestration of blaming others for the failure of government. Symbolism and placards, well organized protests and the media’s culpability are seen as these groups dupe others into thinking they are the answer. The blame game is rampant and they have selected their scapegoat. They will do whatever it takes, shout down reasonable discussion, and use the media to promote their brand of National Socialism. Those who disagree will be dismissed as racist, haters, and phobic.

So, who are the Nazis of today?

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Are guns the problem or perhaps it is something else no one wants to admit?

Are guns the problem or perhaps it is something else no one wants to admit?
By Pastor Lee Hemen
June 12, 2014

What no else is addressing is the fact that ACTUAL school shootings usually are student on student violence. Why? Why is this happening when we are supposed to be living in the most enlightened age and we honor students for everything and anything? I believe it isn’t bullying, the availability of guns, or any other such nonsense. I believe it is because we no longer teach the sanctity of human life. This includes treating all women with respect. That the taking of a human life is horrendous — whether it is an abortion, suicide, or murder — that real men act like real men and are kind, considerate, courteous, brave, honest, trustworthy, sacrificial, gentle, chaste and godly. That real women act like godly women worthy of the previous instead of trash and dress worthy of being honored as ladies worthy of devotion. We no longer view marriage in its proper perspective and actually disdain it. Family is being redefined as any recent perverted proclivity. Most children have no clue who might be the “man of the week” in their life.

Then there is public education which has become worthless due to unions being more concerned for their power base than for the children and families they are supposed to serve. They use our precious progeny for experimentation and then blame parents when it does not work. Schools teach we are evolved from goo, that life is only convenient when it benefits us, and that free speech is being able to do or say anything at anytime without any consequences.

I do not necessarily like stories about “when I was a kid” but the simple fact remains that I went to a large high school and most all the guys in the school owned guns, shot guns, and went hunting regularly. We even carried them to school, put them in our lockers or kept them in gun racks in our vehicles, and we built beautiful wood and glass enclosed gun cases for our fathers in shop class, and at no time did anyone ever dream of using their weapons to take someone’s life. In fact, more people owned and used guns during my youth than they do now and yet we now have more violence? It isn’t the guns that are the problem, it is a permissive society that values porn, violent videos, and personal selfishness over a safe and sane society that respects human life. When we give up godliness for the sake of self-centered narcissism, we will continue to reap what we have sown.

So, perhaps what the Apostle Paul wrote so long ago smacks of the truth of what we are now facing: “Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles. Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen. Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion. Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans 1:22-32 NIV)

Just my thoughts…

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Just Wondering…

I was just wondering what you thought about peace. You know what I mean, not the peace the world tries to aspire to because that is impossible. I am referring to the peace that passes all understanding that only comes from intimately knowing the ruler of peace. Only he can give the human soul the peace it needs between the one who created us and ourselves. Perhaps you have realized peace does not come from people, places or things. Education, money, or power cannot give you the peace you need or seek. Only the one who died for you can give you peace when all else in life falters, fails, or falls apart. The absence of war, strife, or personal hurt is not the peace he gives. His peace comes by the sword of his truth that pierces the human soul right down to the spiritual bone marrow. Do you know this peace? Makes one wonder…

Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 27 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2012 by Lee Hemen and is the sole property of Lee Hemen, and may not be used unless you quote the entire article and have my permission.

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Artificial Stupidity

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Artificial Stupidity
by Thomas Sowell

A woman with a petition went among the crowds attending a state fair, asking people to sign her petition demanding the banning of dihydroxymonoxide. She said it was in our lakes and streams, and now it was in our sweat and urine and tears.

She collected hundreds of signatures to ban dihydroxymonoxide — a fancy chemical name for water. A couple of comedians were behind this ploy. But there is nothing funny about its implications. It is one of the grim and dangerous signs of our times.

This little episode revealed how conditioned we have become, responding like Pavlov’s dog when we hear a certain sound– in this case, the sound of some politically correct crusade.

People are all born ignorant but they are not born stupid. Much of the stupidity we see today is induced by our educational system, from the elementary schools to the universities. In a high-tech age that has seen the creation of artificial intelligence by computers, we are also seeing the creation of artificial stupidity by people who call themselves educators.

Educational institutions created to pass on to the next generation the knowledge, experience and culture of the generations that went before them have instead been turned into indoctrination centers to promote whatever notions, fashions or ideologies happen to be in vogue among today’s intelligentsia.

Many conservatives have protested against the specifics of the things with which students are being indoctrinated. But that is not where the most lasting harm is done. Many, if not most, of the leading conservatives of our times were on the left in their youth. These have included Milton Friedman, Ronald Reagan and the whole neoconservative movement.

The experiences of life can help people outgrow whatever they were indoctrinated with. What may persist, however, is the lazy habit of hearing one side of an issue and being galvanized into action without hearing the other side– and, more fundamentally, not having developed any mental skills that would enable you to systematically test one set of beliefs against another.

It was once the proud declaration of many educators that “We are here to teach you how to think, not what to think.” But far too many of our teachers and professors today are teaching their students what to think, about everything from global warming to the new trinity of “race, class and gender.”

Even if all the conclusions with which they indoctrinate their students were 100 percent correct, that would still not be equipping students with the mental skills to weigh opposing views for themselves, in order to be prepared for new and unforeseeable issues that will arise over their lifetimes, after they leave the schools and colleges.

Many of today’s “educators” not only supply students with conclusions, they promote the idea that students should spring into action because of these prepackaged conclusions– in other words, vent their feelings and go galloping off on crusades, without either a knowledge of what is said by those on the other side or the intellectual discipline to know how to analyze opposing arguments.

When we see children in elementary schools out carrying signs in demonstrations, we are seeing the kind of mindless groupthink that causes adults to sign petitions they don’t understand or– worse yet– follow leaders they don’t understand, whether to the White House, the Kremlin or Jonestown.

A philosopher once said that the most important knowledge is knowledge of one’s own ignorance. That is the knowledge that too many of our schools and colleges are failing to teach our young people.

It takes a certain amount of knowledge just to understand the extent of one’s own ignorance. But our “educators” have given assignments to children who are not yet a decade old to write letters to members of Congress, or to Presidents, spouting off on issues ranging from nuclear weapons to medical care.

Will Rogers once said that it was not ignorance that was so bad but “all the things we know that ain’t so.” But our classroom indoctrinators are getting students to think that they know after hearing only one side of an issue. It is artificial stupidity.

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Do You Think Public Schools Are Killing America?

Do You Think Public Schools Are Killing America?
by PastorBlastor
09-03-09

Do you think public schools are killing America? I do. Not only are children a lot more stupid concerning current events, the way the government is suppose to work, the Constitution, but also the old standbys of reading, writing, and arithmetic. Instead they can tell you how to save the planet, how they can get pregnant, not to run, play dodge-ball, tag, or grow up as little government-run drones instead of normal children. The boys learn to take their medication, to speak softly, and to be more like girls; while the girls learn to be, well, sluts for lack of a better descriptive term. Most children are lazy, way too fat, whinny and demanding. They know more about Michael Jackson and how to pledge allegiance to President Obama than US history.

At a cost of over $12,000 per child, for every grade from kindergarten through High School in my own State of Washington, I would think we would get more bang for our tax dollar buck, but we do not. Children are baby sat instead of taught. Teachers and especially the Public School Administration are pampered and grow richer off the fat of the land teaching your children. Teacher salaries average about $60,000 per year plus benefits. Vice Principals average about $70,000 per year, plus benefits, and Principals get around $90,000 per year plus benefits. Administrators average between $95,000 to $100,000 a year plus benefits. Now remember many of these teachers have at least both spouses that teach because it has become kind of a racket to get into and they only work nine months of the year. No wait, less than eight months of the year because of “In Service Days,” time off for holidays, half days, vacation, and personal leave during the school year that many are required to use at some point in time. So, they are earning these salaries while working less than most tax payers do while earning a whole lot more than most tax payers do. They always say that “It’s for the kids!” Right. Watch the video and then tell me what you think. Do you think public schools are killing America? I do.

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