Kindred’s Special: Imprimis Continues to Shine Light on the World Stage

IMPRIMIS, Hillsdale College news to over 2800000 readers monthly continues to bring to its critical thinking readers the very best thought-provoking discussions where often the media has no clue or wish to partake.  Brian T. Kennedy spoke before an audience at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C. and speech published in March 2014 – Vol. 43 -Nr. 3.

I normally do not write about a publication’s material for fear of not emphasizing enough the value displayed in the article. And, of course, I do not want to in any way distort the brilliant and timely reporting of news that rarely sees the light of day in media’s desire to skim the facts by their uniform attention by use of sensationalistic talking points.  I urge my readers to obtain a copy of the above, if not already in possession of same.  But I would like to comment and quote just a bit, if I may.

Harold Rood, a professor of international relations at Claremont McKenna College who died in 2011, was not as well-known as he was influential.  A soldier in Patton’s army in WW II , he taught his students that war is permanent to the human condition, and that in war it is better to win…than lose.  America will always have enemies and those enemies will forever be planning and expending resources to place themselves in a position to defeat us.  It would be nice if it was otherwise, but it is the way the world works.

No, it is not the way the world works.  It has always been on the minds of wise men however.  Abraham Lincoln in a 1838 speech:

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all their wealth and top military commanders could not drink by force from the Ohio River, or make track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of 1000 years.  At what point is the approach of danger to be expected?  I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us.  It cannot come from abroad.  If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher.  As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

Current events have proved all too true.  We do not stick our heads in the sand but more dangerously have open eyes to witness events that confound all of us and blind us by a desire for instant gratification of forming alliances within our own government, media, churches, and educational institutions that have strayed ever more to the left.

The San Jose Attack was hardly, if at all, mentioned that took place on April 16th 2013, just one day after the Boston Bombing which virtually attracted the entire news media. The FBI dismissed it, not calling it a terrorist attack.

Strange isn’t it that a major electric grid was attacked in California by an organized group that very much could be termed a guerrilla action?  An operation that began at 1:00 a.m. when the attackers cut underground fiber optic cables, disabling communications and security systems.  And the FBI said it had no description or inkling that the two attacks had anything in common.  Just coincidence. Sure.  I believe in the Blue Bull, too.

Of course it was even a big surprise back in April 2013 that FOX television news did not cover the San Jose attack.  No one ever considered, even today that the two events were linked and part of a combined Islamic terrorist action.  The San Jose attack was a typical guerrilla type and planned assault.  This is my own evaluation which evolved out of my chess war background.  I don’t care what the FBI report says.  I don’t care what our distinguished left-leaning President says or his White House staff.  I don’t care what the congressmen say or what the official public policy toward Islam is.  Islam is what Islam is.  Reminds me of Clinton’s famous defense during his impeachment: it depends on what the word is, is.

We have amassed up to ten million Islamic followers and the cry of politicians is that all Muslims are not terrorists.  True.  But it is reported that while they do not literally take all what the Koran prophesied, nonetheless 21 %  find suicide bombing acceptable and 5 % a favorable view of al Qaeda.  How much stock can be put in these statistics when the statisticians we see working the figures in politics really stink.  The fact is that Islam around the world continents is ever-expanding while our President, who himself was briefly raised in the Islamic manner, continues to try to silence those who voice concern.  Perhaps amen for his Christian beliefs that there are good people who vastly outnumber the Islamic radicals of any stripe.  But when people see and cry tiger, and others insist on calling it a kitty cat, ah..what?  Actions speak loud and clear.



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