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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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The Wonderful World of Socialism

The Wonderful World of Socialism
By Lee Hemen
March 10, 2016

When millennials were asked what the definition of socialist was, they often thought it was something like Sweden; they are wrong. Sweden actually enjoys more freedoms than we do in some areas. They are a democratic society. Socialism is the precursor of communism. Socialist views, such as Bernie Sanders espouses, are not only dangerous, they will end up restricting many of the freedoms millennials now enjoy.

Socialism is an economic concept that advocates public ownership of all resources. The production and distribution of resources within a society are then controlled by members of that society collectively or by the government that represents that society. Goods are produced and distributed based on need rather than on market forces such as profitability, price and consumers’ purchasing power. In a socialist economy, workers contribute to society based on their ability and receive according to their needs, rather than being paid wages and using that money to purchase what they want. Private possessions are limited to personal-use items such as clothes, and there is no need or ability for individuals to accumulate wealth, so there is equality among the people.

Therefore, socialism wants big government to run everything from your birth to your death. It cries, “Power to the people!” But in reality it evolves into power to big government which dictates every aspect of your life. It takes from the hard working individual who desires a better life for themselves and their families and gives to those who leech off the governmental teat. The individual does not matter and is forced to share whatever they have garnered for themselves with others whether they like it or not.

It sounds altruistic to the young and politically innocent ears of the millennial but what is hidden behind those the likes of Bernie are horrendous. It takes away any personal initiative because why should anyone strive to do better if what they earn is taken away from them anyway? Why should one go into professional fields or gain a higher education if they know they will be taken care of by the government? Why should I save for my own retirement when the government will take care of me? The ultimate answer is that inherently lazy people won’t. This is why under Obama we now have the highest number of unemployed, underemployed, and welfare recipients in the history of this nation. (For those of you who forgot he did away with welfare reform within the first year of his administration whereby one had to find a job within a given time and get off the governmental dole. It was working and we had the lowest percentage of people on welfare and the lowest actual unemployment in history under those laws.) Your college education means little under socialism.

Socialism also takes away the rights of the individual to go and do what they want when they want to. No more rock climbing, base jumping, or unnecessary activities for you! Under the guise of such slogans as “recycle, reuse, reduce” one begins to discover that they cannot buy certain items anymore, they cannot drive their vehicles the way they used to, nor can they light or heat their homes the same way that is cost effective. In fact, one discovers that in the name of “earth first” socialism one is forced onto mass transit, restricted where they can vacation, and monitored according to the miles they drive. If you think I am wrong, think again. In fact, the individual is so stupid they cannot feed themselves or their families the way they want to because the governmental nannies will restrict what you drink or eat at school, work, or at home. (Those of you who value the new found freedoms of pot smoking are in for a shock when these folks not only come after you with egregious taxation, but how, when, and where you can smoke it. Secondhand marijuana smoke will be regulated and restricted just as tobacco is.)

But the truly scary thing is the restriction of freedom of speech socialism touts. Liberals love to be able to chant their “hey, hey, ho, ho” drivel, flaunt their proclivities, and drop any curse word at the drop of a hat, but woe be it if anyone who disagrees with their mindlessness. If you want to expose their naked dictatorial notions or their sycophantic worship to senseless made-up science they go ballistic. Freedom of expression is only for the politically correct under socialism. They will use terms as “hate”, “fear”, “afraid”, or add “phobic” to any idea they dislike; such as “His hate speech made me fearful and afraid and it sounded homophobic to me” in order to silence any opposition.

Yes the wonderful world of socialism will dictate for you what to think, what to eat, what to wear, and where to go because it will all be based on what big brother thinks is best for the whole community.

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Why My Neighbor hates the Democrats…

Why My Neighbor hates the Democrats…
by Lee Hemen
September 16, 2010

Growing up we had a young man who came and worked on the farm next to us, he was from the Soviet Union. It was an exchange program, but we soon learned that they only let certain young men and women come — only those who touted Communism and who were Party Members. At first, he was braggadocios about everything. “In the USSR we already have TVs in every house, provided by the government.” “In the USSR we have bigger combines and our fruit trees grow more fruit.” “Everyone has free healthcare!” Stuff like that. However, as he lived and worked with us, things changed. He was amazed at our stores, the farm machinery, and the cars we owned. He was amazed that how most of our homes had running water, heat, and lights and indoor bathrooms. You have to remember this was in the early 60s or late 50s. My own family did not own a TV yet, but we had an old used Oldsmobile. When we got our old used black and white Sears TV, we invited him over. He was amazed. When he had to leave, he begged us to hide him. He did not want to go back. When we asked him why, he related it was horrible. He told us about the bread lines and the rationing of everything. How they had no heat in winter, no lights and no indoor plumbing, even in the huge apartment high rises in Moscow. He related how everyone hated being told what to do and think. He related how they listened to Radio Free Europe in order to find out what was really going on in the world. All the newspapers were government controlled. I was only 5 or 6 years-old at the time, but it made a huge impression on me. When he left, he hid money in compartments he made in his luggage and wrapped Pall Mall cigarettes for “bribes” for the guards when we went back through Moscow Airport so he could smuggle in what he was taking back.

My next-door neighbor came from Romania. His name is Eli. He was a Christian lay pastor there. He had to hide his Bible in sections at several of his congregation’s homes. They would tear out separate books and hide them under the floorboards. They would meet in different houses on different days. He would tape the sheets to the inside of his body to walk to another home, where he would share and then hide it so that it could not be in the same home for very long. You could not go out after a certain time at night. You never worshiped on Sundays because then the Secret Police would know. People got money for turning in their friends, neighbors and relatives to the government. Children were taught that the government was what you lived for, that there was no God, and to inform on their parents if they cheated the government. It was their patriotic duty.

He related how he worked in a factory there. One person would sweep the floor, one would carry the dustpan, and another would dump it. And still others would carry the trash while a different person would clean out the trash bin. Everyone got the same pay except those who were Party Members and higher up. Everyone had “make work” jobs because everyone was “unionized” under the government and had to pay dues and taxes back to the State. People would be sleeping, the secret police would break down your door, and your father, mother, or siblings would be taken away and never be seen again. If they were, they would be completely different people — inward, silent, and frightened all the time. Hundreds of thousands were secretly murdered by the Government. He and his wife finally got out.

They could not believe what America had to offer. He told me how he just stood in the middle of the aisle of the first grocery store he went into here and wept. He thought he had died and had gone to heaven. He could not believe that Americans actually threw out food and clothing that they would have been excited to get in Romania. He saved every extra penny he earned here to get the rest of his immediate family out and he succeeded. Now, that Romania is free he has gone back to visit. I asked him if would ever return, and he said, “NO, the Communists might come back.” He absolutely hates, and I mean hates, the Democratic Party. He asked me just last week, “Lee, don’t people realize that the Democrats are just Communists? Don’t they realize that Obama is a Communist and he will harm our freedom here? Are they that stupid? What are you taught in school?” He is a US citizen now and proud of it and so glad his children and grandchildren are as well.

As a footnote, he also related to me how shocked everyone in Romania was when America did not come to the aide of Czechoslovakia when the Soviet Union went in with tanks. Everyone had thought that the USA would stand up to Russia and then Romania would all be free after the Czechs. He related how the Russians, because Romania was an occupied country, were frightened that the USA would strike back. They knew they could not have stopped America and that the populations of the territories they had taken over, like Romania, would have revolted. The Russian Army was ready to revolt as well, having been under paid and fed for decades. They wept for weeks when we did nothing.

By the way, they had “free health care,” but no one wanted to use it because you only got sicker or died in the hospital waiting for medicine or a doctor. You had to constantly bribe governmental officials in order to get to the front of the line or better treatment.

You may naively think, “It can’t happen here.” But it is already beginning. Our children are taught to think the “party line” in schools concerning unions, what makes up a family, or concerning the environment. Obamacare is one step removed from the Soviet-style rationing. The government has shut down much of the oil industry, watches what your children eat, think, and do at school and home, has installed over 30 Presidential “Czars” that are paid huge salaries who are only accountable to him, and is quick to brand anyone who disagrees with them as phobic, stupid, or enemies. Your bank and much of the American auto industry is now owned by the Government. It was recently revealed that upwards of 45% of all households in America are getting some kind of Governmental assistance through meal or food stamps, Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid, unemployment benefits, home mortgages or college loans — which, by the way record numbers have defaulted on paying back. Add to this the number of public employees hired by all governments – Federal, State, and local – and what we have here is a failure of our system.

What can change this? You can by voting, by not getting on the governmental dole, and by not thinking someone else “owes” you something for nothing. There is never a “free lunch.” I had to laugh when my neighbor Eli asked, “Whatever happened to people being skeptical of their government? It is a good thing to never trust those in power, whoever they are — but especially Democrats.” He is right and that is why my neighbor hates the Democrats.


Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 25 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2010 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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Where Have All Our Freedoms Gone?

Where Have All Our Freedoms Gone?
words by Lee Hemen
Sung to “Where Have All the flowers gone” by Pete Seeger

Where have all the swine flu shots gone? No one can find one.
Where have all the swine flu shots gone? Obama doesn’t know for sure.
Where have all the swine flu shots gone? Illegals, deadbeats, have used every one.
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where did all the TARP money go? ACORN spent much of it.
Where did all the TRAP money go? No one knows for sure.
Where did all the TARP money go? Obama cronies got every dime.
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where have all the Democrats gone? Sold their votes for Obamacare.
Where have all the Democrats gone? Only Pelosi and Reid know for sure.
Where have all the Democrats gone? Unions own them everyone.
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where has all our democracy gone? Democrats sold us out.
Where has all our democracy gone? One world government now for sure.
Where has all our democracy gone? Slavery now for everyone!
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Where has all our freedom gone? National debt expanding.
Where has all our freedom gone? No one knows for sure.
Where had all our freedom gone? Tax serfdom for everyone!
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 25 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2009 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. You now have my permission…

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The New Berlin Wall

The New Berlin Wall
by Lee Hemen
November 9, 2009

While this might be the day we want to remember when the Berlin Wall fell and Communism was put on the run in Europe, it is a year we should remember that the American people’s freedoms were confiscated from them and a new wall has been erected by Democrats. Brick-by-brick the assault and loss of our freedoms are startling in their downright in-your-face attitude and actions from this White House and the Democratic party. Let me count the ways:

Censorship – Never before in the history of our nation have individuals been menaced and threatened by political parties or the reigning elite to not speak with specific news agencies, that they feel threatened by, simply because it might expose their hypocrisy and lies. And, the control of the news and information the public receives is not limited to television, but the Obama Administration has waged a war against those in the radio industry as well. They have even extended their expunging inroads into controlling the Internet and cyberspace as well. It is mind-boggling that so many in the American public are not alarmed by their tenacious efforts to censor what one hears, reads, or even thinks.

Propaganda – The complete censorship of the press has occurred with the help of willing accomplices in the media that see themselves as journalists, but who in reality have sold their collective souls for political gain and personal recognition. They have become the intelligencia of the reigning political party. Many in the mainstream media have deliberately acquiesced their own ability to critique and have fallen in line with the purveying party mantra and simply regurgitate Democratic talking points. It takes one’s breath away to see how boldly blatant both print and television have willingly given themselves over. Television news has become a conduit for having an all Obama channel all the time and print media cannot churn out its bootlicking print fast enough and has lost its ability to cast a critical eye. From the neo-communistic posters to the photo-shopped messianic photographs, the American public has been spoon-fed the pabulum of propaganda not seen since Chairman Mao.

Mass Murder – With every willing action, bill, referendum, or Executive Order this Democratically-controlled Congress and President has assaulted the unborn of our Nation and become history’s leading advocates of mass murder. Hitler and his minions were pikers compared to reigning Democrats. Literally millions of the unborn have been regulated to early unmarked graves or flushed into sewers simply because of the whim of political expediency. Who knows the impact these wanton actions have created genetically, intellectually, or scientifically on future generations?

Purveyors of Perversion – Every day that comes and goes Americans are bombarded by the purveyors of perversion from political pundits and the partners in the press. Normalcy has become the new perversion and perversion has become the new normal. Even the sacredness of marriage is assailed and redefined in order to gain votes from those who have enslaved themselves into a lifelong regurgitation of sexual selfishness. We have been sold a bill of goods and are taught at the altar of political correctness that abnormal behavior is the new civil rights. And, whether one believes in the evolution of all things or the creation of them, allowing abnormalcy in relationships ultimately leads to societal instability and developmental deficiencies. It weakens established social structure as a whole by breaking down barriers whereby nothing is seen as abnormal. Any lifestyle becomes “normal” and thereby any outcome is justified by the means of personal gratification.

Voter Fraud – The downright confiscation of the ballot box by Democrats and their sycophants like ACORN have resulted in an all out Chicago-style thuggery on a national level. What was once the hue and cry of those who were disenfranchised at the ballot box has become the national norm in elections. We now expect voter fraud and months of litigation to win elections. No more is a person’s vote a private matter, but the thugs of the ballot box can wrest through the courts the names of those who voted and how they voted and where they live. Thereby insuring a frightening scenario whereby if you do not vote the politically correct line, you will be intimidated. The dead indeed do rise in this culture of voter scam as their names are resurrected for voter lists. Cash flows like a massive river where your vote is bought and paid for under the guise of the greedy who desire to control the lives of millions so they can make their billions. The Soros scenario of behind the scenes open society socialism who wants only to control your vote so that his personal pockets of cash become deeper. It is king making at its worst.

Governmental Spending – The insane amounts of debt America and its individual citizenry has incurred through Congressional mandate is mindboggling. Millions have become billions that have become trillions. The solution of Democrats is to never tighten your belt, spend less, and save more but always to throw more cash into the sinkhole of socialism. We no longer speak of the National debt because it is no longer in vogue to do so, instead we now speak of how we can continue to tax at ever increasing higher rates those who have worked hard, saved more, and invested in this nation. Instead of discovering ways to increase productivity, jobs, and the marketplace, our government now extends unemployment benefits and enslaves future generations in the shackles of taxation. Ways are discovered in how to make as many as possible suckling dependents on the breasts of government. A womb to the tomb mentality has seized the political realm.

Global Warming Scam – All reason and smart stewardship of resources has vanished in the mist of the latest sideshow huckster science known as global warming. While the planet may be warming, it may not be because of mankind’s influence. However, we are encouraged to ignore the charlatan behind the curtain, while the real culprits causing global terrorism, waste, destruction, and ecological disaster are allowed to dance away free of any responsibility. Instead, those national bastions of industry, research, and development who have held out the lamp of hope for the entire globe are handcuffed into a new world order by third-world bureaucrats. New ecological scams are labeled as “green” in order to make the pockets of the prestidigitators of political pollution swell. The public is “Al Gored” from the classroom to the pulpit into thinking it can make a difference by recycling toilet paper or tuning down their heat and shivering in the dark. A Jimmy Carter-ism has seized the environmental intelligence of the moment.

These are just some of the bricks being placed into the new Berlin wall of our society today. What is the answer? Hold the scoundrels accountable and demand they not only tell the truth, but that they fully disclose their conduct. Tear away the curtain and expose them for what they are: Communists and socialists who want a new world order that they define whereby they are not seen for what they truly are, and what that means for future generations. Freedom is only attained as we stay vigilant and vote them out of office. Demand that we return to the Constitutional form of Government we inherited from generations past that fought and died for our freedoms. And finally, stand up for the truth even when they want to throw the bricks of the new Berlin wall at you for doing so.

Pastor Lee Hemen has been the outspoken pastor of the same church for 25 years in Vancouver, WA. He writes regularly on spirituality and conservative causes and maintains several web blogs. This article is copyrighted © 2009 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. You now have my permission…

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Do You Need A Vacation From Obama?

Do You Need A Vacation From Obama?
by PastorBlastor
September 2, 2006

Excuse me but I find it rather abnormal that the media has not harangued President Obama like they did President Bush when going on vacation for the umpteenth time. Didn’t he and his wife go to Hawaii, then we saw them in Paris with the kiddies, and then at the Grand Canyon, and now he recently went to Martha’s Vineyard? Wow, how many vacations does this guy need after only being in office for NINE months? Of course being the Community Organizer and Chief does take a lot out of you when you have your minions scouring the countryside looking for rascally disruptors to your latest scheme, the takeover of everyone’s healthcare. Perhaps taking over big business and big banks tires one out and he needed a break from Fascism?

I think what America needs is a vacation from Democrats. Only the deaths of Michael Jackson and Ted Kennedy were able to bump the Obama-all-the-time networking off the air for the moment. Doesn’t anyone else find this as nauseating as I do? Perhaps the purging of the vitriolic unhinged hatred exhibited towards President Bush is being cleansed through the bunnies and butterflies of the surreal Nirvana of Obama-maniacs?

What do you think? Do you need a “vacation” from Obama and Democrats too?
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