~ Foreword ~ Every so often, we are inclined to go back to the ‘roots’ of the Federal Observer, and with today’s posting, and due to the overwhelming controversy over the next generation of gun-grab attempts, the time has come to repost this lengthy column once again. Once again, due to the age of this column (November 2002) some or all of the embedded links may no longer be active. Due your own due-diligence.
But what gave us the idea? Frankly, it was a phone call from a conservative talk show host out of Washington, DC, who came across this posting in its old archive location – and became interested enough to contact me. His name is Ken McClenton, and I will be a guest on his Blogtalk radio program, Monday, January 14, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). You will be able to tune in “live”HEREORHERE. The topic? Well – you are about to read it. Did I mention that my host happens to be a man of color?
To straighten out the un-enlighted reader – Mr. Whitley is not the author of “The Racist Roots of Gun Control”. He is however the author of the introduction and the closing comments. Our thanks to Mr. Clayton E. Cramer – the author of the main body of this text. We suggest that the NAACP (an organization who seems to have no intention of allowing their ‘people’ to be advanced for anything) – read and study – and then know their own history.
It would seem, the NAACP is willing to sellout the black race by withholding the truth in exchange for a few bucks in a civil case – and may even be willing to go so far as to threaten others of their own race if they try to reveal historical facts dealing with racism if it interferes with their cash-flow. The path the NAACP has taken is…well, as they say, “follow the money” (and the truth be damned).
Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
He’s been with us from the beginning!
The Federal Observer is proud to carry this column – as it seems to have lit the long-dormant fires of activism in many, who have read this lengthy posting. To the authors of hundreds of letters and emails, which we have received since June of 2002 and to those of you who have chosen to post your comments on the pages of this publication – we thank each and every one of you. We would also like to invite our readers and listeners to email the NAACP directly with the same type of comments, which you have been forwarding to us. Keep it clean and keep it simple – and keep it straight to the point.
For those of you who question the motives of The Federal Observer – they are motives of truth and unity – for people of all colors and creeds. The time has come for the truth to be set free – so that all of us may once again experience the freedom once granted to us by the Almighty Creator.
We invite the NAACP to join us in this last fight for freedom – freedom for all! We need each other now more than ever before.
Editor’s Update: November 25, 2002
What The Federal Observer would like to know – in these “politically correct” times – Does the NAACP wish to be known as Negro, Colored, Black, Afro-American or African American? What is their REAL agenda? After all – this is the 21st Century and these people are a long way behind the times!
The Federal Observer will continue to recycle this article over and over until a positive change is brought about. (Ed.)
Former Senator George McGovern from North Dakota and 1972 Democratic candidate for the U.S. Presidency, passed away this morning, October 22, 2012. His kind of statesmanship is missed in this nation today.(Ed.)
My question is WHY didn’t McGovern come out BIG TIME and educate those other Liberals of his about these facts. Why wasn’t he in the lobbying halls making sure the DNC preached this message? (JJ)
Former U.S. Senator George McGovern discusses what being a small business owner has taught him.
After a run for the presidency and a quarter century on Capitol Hill, George McGovern left public service and became the owner of a business — a punishingly revelatory experience. If only, he says now, his career sequence had been the other way around
Calvin Coolidge was too simplistic when he observed that “the business of America is business.” But like most sweeping political statements, even Coolidge’s contains some truth — enough, as I’ve learned, to make me wish I had known more firsthand about the concerns and problems of American businesspeople while I was a U.S. senator and later a presidential nominee. That knowledge would have made me a better legislator and a more worthy aspirant to the White House.
Weimar Germany after World War One went through one of the worst hyperinflations in history, unleashing untold horrors on the German people and their economy.
Memories of Weimar still haunt the eurozone today. The European Central Bank, widely considered to be the only institution with the firepower to stem the euro crisis, is somewhat restrained by the legacy of the German Bundesbank.
The Bundesbank – established in 1957 (well after Weimar) – for years before joining the euro was extremely conservative in expanding the money supply because of what happened during the Weimar years. And 90 years later, Germans are reminded of the perils of the printing press, whether or not the comparison is truly apt.
Adam Fergusson authored a book on the subject, entitled When Money Dies – and many consider it to be the definitive work on the Weimar hyperinflation.
We summarized the key elements of Fergusson’s book…
The inflation’s roots were in World War One, which Germany financed with outsized budget deficits
Germany hoped that it would quickly win the war and reap bounty from the nations it conquered, which – to the government – justified the use of the printing press to fund it:
It may have been true — there is no reason to doubt it — that a short, sharp war and a speedy victory in 1914 had been both hoped for and expected. Together with the prospect of eventual war indemnities extorted from the Entente, this would possibly have justified taking temporary liberties, even outrageous ones, with the known laws of finance.. .that was indeed how it did begin: in part the natural result of having a self- willed Army itching for war and a Federal Parliament which, though with limited power over the country’s constituent states, still had to find the money to pay for it. [Read More...]
It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American descent into Marxism is happening with breathtaking speed, against the backdrop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.
True, the situation has been well prepared on and off for the past century, especially the past twenty years.
The initial testing grounds was conducted upon our Holy Russia and a bloody test it was.
But we Russians would not just roll over and give up our freedoms and our souls, no matter how much money Wall Street poured into the fists of the Marxists.
In America we elect presidents, we don’t worship them. But the Weekly Standard blog offered a headline on April 17, 2012 that seemed to contradict this traditional practice.
In a short piece by Daniel Halper the headline was “Michelle Obama: ‘This President Has Brought Us Out of the Dark and Into the Light’ If it were not a direct quote taken from Michelle Obama’s rally speech at a campaign event in Nashville, Tennessee earlier the same day, we could only imagine that some virulent anti-Obama politico went too far and just made up a false and despiteful headline to hurt the Obama campaign. But the headline is quite true.
Here is what is apparent. The Weekly Standard is no religious website and Daniel Halper is no dialectical theological giant like Karl Barth or a great expositor of the scriptures like Charles Haddon Spurgeon, but it is also apparent that he wasn’t trying to be.
~ Foreword ~Earlier this week (of May 14, 2012) on ‘Life, Liberty & All That Jazz‘, I referenced the oft forgotten fact, that President George W. Bush signed into law, the U.S. Homeland Security Act during February 2001 – a full seven months before the fateful day now known as 9/11. What did he know, and when did he know it?
In the words of F.D.R. – “In politics, nothing happens by accident.” – or something to that effect. In November of 2001, the following was offered by a dear friend and contributing writer – Karen Lee Bixman – now retired – but the power of her investigative reports is always worth of a revisit.(Ed.)
On an April night 100 years ago, a ship of the Cunard lines called the R.M.S. Carpathia moved up the Hudson River in a ferocious rain, sailing past the line’s home berth at Pier 54, instead going north to Pier 59, near 18th Street.
Today, the pier is home to a golf driving range, a digital studio and a microbrewery. In 1912, it was the pier for ships of the White Star line.
The Carpathia stopped at Pier 59 to drop off White Star property: lifeboats from the R.M.S. Titanic, which it had collected from the North Atlantic three days earlier, when the Carpathia rescued 705 passengers and crew members. The lifeboats were all that was left of the unsinkable Titanic.
The real story of the RMS Titanic that goes unmentioned in Western public schools is, of course, one of extreme wealth inequality, class warfare and, ultimately, the complete and utter disdain that the richest people had for the lives of the poorest people in a time of crisis. Just shy of one hundred years from the day the Titanic sunk (April 15, 1912), and we are all still stuck on that same dreadful voyage. The global economy has side-swiped an iceberg at full speed and is mathematically destined to go under, no matter what the Captain and crew decide to do.
Except, now, it’s not only the poorest two-thirds of the ship’s passengers that are being left to die, and there is no priority for “women and children”. It is true that the entire corporate establishment has benefited from systemic fraud, propaganda/manipulation and taxpayer-funded bailouts, but it is a very small percentage of people who are truly being guaranteed a lifeboat. These institutions and the people who run them are gifted vast sums of money over and over again, while the rest of us patiently, helplessly and hopelessly wait to be “rescued”.
Just what I wanted to ruin my day – to watch a video of a 1991 Radical Commie at Havahd!
Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed discovered this little gem of a video, in which then-law student Barack Obama spoke at a protest in favor of Harvard Law Professor Derrick Bell.
Kaczynski explains what the protest was all about.
Bell was the first black tenured professor at the school, and a pioneer of “critical race theory,” which insisted, controversially, on reading issues of race and power into legal scholarship. His protest that spring was occasioned by Harvard’s denial of tenure to a black woman professor, Regina Austin, at a time when only three of the law school’s professors were black and only five women. He told Harvard he would take a leave of absence — a kind of academic strike — “until a woman of color is offered and accepted a tenured position on this faculty,” and he launched a hunger strike to dramatize his point.
Obama was a major figure on campus, the first black president of the Law Review. Some friends, in a prescient joke, just referred to him as “the first black president.” He had a reputation as a conciliatory figure, not a confrontational one like Bell.
Probably the most amazing thing about it is the fact that Obama’s speech-giving style is so little changed since his days at Harvard. Obama has the same soaring cadence, dramatic pauses, and light-hearted jokes that you find in almost every one of his speeches.
In 1972, Paramount Pictures put out a fine film starring the great James Earl Jones, portraying the first Black President of the United States. In light of recent events, we located an image of the original poster and performed some “minor” surgery on its design – still maintaining the integrity of its original format. With the exception of the quote by “THE WIFE” in the right-hand column of the poster, all quotes are part of the original poster (as seen below). Published on the Original Federal Observer, November 18, 2008.
~ The Forefathers’ Finances ~
Many of us might be understandably guilty of viewing life in 18th-century America through a lens that only consists of tricornered hats, lots of tea and Mel Gibson single-handedly altering the course of the American Revolution with his marksmanship. Lest we all entirely forget our high school U.S. history class, life today is essentially unrecognizable from life in the colonies, as tends to happen to societies over a quarter of a millennium.
“Viewed from the 21st century, life in colonial America was like living on a different planet,” said University of Virginia professor Ronald Michener in a piece on economics of the time in The Colonial Williamsburg Journal.
~ Foreword ~In 2003, on my then daily radio program, Perspectives on America, I warned harshly about the coming collapse in the real estate market in America. Not even I realized how devastating the bursting of the bubble would be. Two years later, I sold a home which I had purchased only 21 months earlier – for a $198,000 profit, only to purchase a home, which within three years, lost 70% of it’s 2005 top of the market value of $420,000 (we did not pay that price).
Since the passing of this legislation, it opened the doors for banks to become more greedy – and in many cases – ultimately fail. This, along with legislation passed during the Clinton Administration which, forced the relaxing of lending practices for banks and mortgage institutions, which have contributed significantly to our nations financial demise.
What you about to read was published in November of 1999, and foretold of the pathway for failure which the United States CONgress almost unanimously approved.
How many of those bleeders are still “serving” We, the People today – November 18, 2011?
Occupy Wall Street is attacking the wrong fat-cats! (Ed.)
~ Forewords ~ During the same period in 2007, he only raised $6 million.
Maybe you need to really look at the REAL Ron Paul!
What EXACTLY does Ron Paul really stand for? A lot of questions are long overdue and thanks to our columnist, S.J. Miller – they are finally being asked. The first of a four-part series – exclusively on The Federal Observer. This column will remain in place until someone gets it (hopefully Paul himself).
This four-part series was originally published on the Federal Observer during the month of August, 2007. It is imperative to revisit the REAL Ron Paul during Campaign 2011.
No man is an island, and none should be placed on a pedestal. Only Moses could deliver – and excuse me for saying so – Ron Paul is no Moses!(Editor)
Dust from the November 2006 election had barely settled when presidential candidates began assembling for the 2008 campaign. With the exception of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX), most were known quantities. Lots of “folklore” has been circulated about Congressman Paul, but how much is actually fact vs. “factoid?”
Dr. Paul’s distinction among Republican candidates is that he’s the only one who opposes the War in Iraq. As an American who long ago realized that the US military is used as a corporate security force to protect globalist assets and interests overseas, and the “wars” and “police actions” are mounted whenever global capital interests are threatened, I felt Dr. Paul deserved further investigation as a viable candidate. Whether or not he actually emerges as the winning GOP candidate isn’t as important as his forcing RNC recognition of opposition to the Iraq War among conservative voters.
“Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15th”
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
“An almost unbroken 50 years of deficit spending has finally brought us to a time of reckoning. We have come to a turning point, a moment for hard decisions. I have asked the Cabinet and my staff a question, and now I put the same question to all of you: If not us, who? And if not now, when? It must be done by all of us going forward with a program aimed at reaching a balanced budget. We can then begin reducing the national debt.” – Second Inaugural Address, January 21, 1985.
UNLIKE what happens to other great battles, the passing of the years and the retelling of the story have softened the horror of Omaha Beach on D Day.
This fluke of history is doubly ironic since no other decisive battle has ever been so thoroughly reported for the official record. While the troops were still fighting in Normandy, what had happened to each unit in the landing had become known through the eyewitness testimony of all survivors. It was this research by the field historians which first determined where each company had hit the beach and by what route it had moved inland. Owing to the fact that every unit save one had been mislanded, it took this work to show the troops where they had fought.
A few months ago, Grant Moos was closing his boathouse, near Hackensack, Minnesota, as he does every summer, tying up loose ends, sweeping up debris. This year, though, his sister Kathy insisted that it was finally time to do something about six cardboard boxes that for decades had been stacked in a corner next to a 7.5-horsepower Evinrude engine.
The boxes belonged to their father, Malcolm Moos, a journalist and academic who was a speechwriter for President Dwight Eisenhower.
Republican. — The people themselves. The sacred trust can be no where so safe as in the hands most interested in preserving it.
Anti-republican. — The people are stupid, suspicious, licentious. They cannot safely trust themselves. When they have established government they should think of nothing but obedience, leaving the care of their liberties to their wiser rulers.
~ Quotables ~
Political correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end. ~ Neal H. Ross