Have a Norman Rockwell Thanksgiving, With Grace

 

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Saying Grace

On January 6, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a gifted communicator, addressed Congress and delivered his ‘Four Freedoms’ speech that included thoughts on;

Freedom of Speech;

Freedom of Worship;

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Freedom from Want;

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and Freedom from Fear;

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The first two freedoms, speech and worship, were consistent with the First Amendment of the Constitution and were not controversial at the time, but the second two were rooted in an expansion of international foreign policy based on Roosevelt’s “New Deal,” where the federal government took far more responsibility for the economic welfare of the people than it had in any other administration, and eventually became the central tenant of modern American liberalism.

‘Freedom from Fear’ called for worldwide reduction of armaments so that no nation could threaten any other, and ‘Freedom from Want’ entailed a plan for world economic understandings that would secure for every nation a healthy life for its inhabitants. The media declared that the president had given the world “a new Magna Carta of democracy,” and the ‘Four Freedoms’ became the moral cornerstone of the United Nations.

After Roosevelt’s death at the end of World War II, his widow Eleanor often referred to the ‘Four Freedoms’ when helping draft and advocate for the passage of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, that was adopted by the United Nations in 1948, a Declaration that believes “human rights” are created by governments, not by our Creator.

After Roosevelt’s ‘Four Freedoms’ speech, the Office of War Information (OWI) decided to have the four  freedoms depicted in posters, and wanted “fine arts men, real artists to render them.” They snubbed American painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell and instead asked Stuart Davis, Reginald Marsh, Marc Chagall and even Yasuo Kuniyoshi, a native of Japan and seemingly unlikely choice for American war posters, to come up with an appropriate design.

At the time, Norman Rockwell was a gifted artist who was able to capture the allure of American tradition and culture. His paintings told stories of families gathered around the dining room table, sledding down snowy slopes, skating on frozen ponds, or waiting for Santa’s arrival on Christmas day.

Rockwell knew he could depict, better than anyone else, America’s ‘Four Freedoms’ and spent the next seven months creating four paintings for the Saturday Evening Post, which were published in four consecutive issues of the Post, starting on February 20th, 1943. They were an instant hit.

The OWI quickly realizing it had made an embarrassing mistake by rejecting Rockwell, printed 2.5 million copies of Rockwell’s ‘Four Freedom’ posters, and made his four original paintings the centerpiece of a traveling war bond sales campaign which ended up raising more than $132 million dollars for the war effort.

According to art critic Deborah Solomon, author of “American Mirror, the Life and Art of Norman Rockwell,” the best painting in the series is probably ‘Freedom From Want,’ which takes you into the dining room of a comfortable American home on Thanksgiving Day. The guests are seated at a long table and no one is glancing at the massive roasted turkey or the gray-haired grandma solemnly carrying it. Solomon says to take special note of the man in the lower right corner, whose very face is pressed up against the picture plane. He has the air of a jovial uncle who perhaps is visiting from New York and doesn’t entirely buy into the rituals of Thanksgiving.

Instead of depicting a pre-meal moment of grace, with heads lowered in prayer, Rockwell painted a Thanksgiving table with no thanks, a stark interpretation of the casualness and dismissiveness that had begun to prevail toward time-honored American traditions. Had American’s begun to take their freedoms for granted?

“Sometimes we fail to hear or heed these voices of freedom because to us the privilege of our freedom is such an old, old story.” stated Roosevelt.

Thanks to Roosevelt, his version of ‘Freedom from Want’ is now seen as social justice and the resulting Marxist/NWO redistribution of wealth, and his “Freedom from Fear” has eclipsed into an American fear of a despotic government threatening to ignore America’s Second Amendment and the right to bear arms!

Almost seventy-five years later, Roosevelt’s “humanitarian” world vision, is being spearheaded by a United Nations bent on abolishing the sovereignty of the United States and it’s core freedom’s.

This Thanksgiving, may everyone open their hearts to the cherished ideals that made the United States of America, the ‘Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave,’ exceptional, and be reminded that it is only through the grace of God that every American can enjoy a life founded on his principles of freedom.

Happy Thanksgiving, and may God help keep that American flag flying, o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, Psalm 33:12

 

 

 

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Climate Change In France

Climate change sure is fun in the land of Oz

Climate change sure is fun in the land of Oz

On November 13th, 1998, (Friday the thirteenth) a special edition of “The Wizard of Oz was presented on the big screen. Oz is a land where macho does not exist; Pipsqueak-voiced Munchkins, a Wizard who turns out to be a fake weenie, a Cowardly dandy-Lion, a weepy Tin Man, and a gayly dancing Scarecrow with disintegrating fists, make-up the wimpy, casper-milk-toast characters. Luckily, in every good story there is always a villain, a masculine force to be reckoned with and the Wicked Witch of the West plays the ideal feminist who can take the lead.

Eerily, the Obama administration seems to be following a progressive, delusional Oz-like script, where ‘Emerald’ D.C. is headquarters to a somewhere over the rainbow-lit White House with a fake weenie wizard president whose name is Barack Oz-bama. The wishy- washy Oz-bama crew even has its own masculine force to be reckoned with, Miss Valerie Jarrett Gulch, who clearly wears the pants in the feckless cast of sissy characters.

Coincidentally,on November 13th, 2015 ( Friday the thirteenth) in an interview on Good Morning America, Oz-bama declared on the big screen that ISIS “has been contained.” “I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama said of ISIS. “What is true, from the start our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.” (I am not a scientist, but how can you contain ISIS in a border-less world?)

Just like magic, contained!

Just like magic, contained!

That same morning in Paris, Al Gore, Chairman of the Climate Reality Project, was present at the Eiffel Tower in France to host a global broadcast of “The World is Watching” a live 24-hour program to discuss climate change, a topic that Barack Oz-bama feels is the number one global threat, a narrative that suits both Al and Barack in their pursuit of an elite controlled NWO.

Al’s riches when in office were a paltry $1.7 million and are now estimated at $200 million and counting. According to a 2012 Washington Post article, Al’s rise to riches first began when Obama became elected. Gore benefited largely from the Obama administration’s doling out billions of dollars to alternative energy companies he owned stock in or through his partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), which made large investments in clean-energy startups. Gore’s portfolio aligned well with the agenda of Obama’s incoming administration and its plan to spend billions in stimulus funds on alternative energy. Al even claimed that the shift to renewable energy. “is the most exciting source of hope.” (God may disagree with him on that at the Pearly Gates)

After dumping his only green tech company, at a $165.9 million dollar loss, Gore promptly turned from green to surrender white, and offered a clear message to his investor’s; stay away from alternative energy. Although Gore, along with David Blood (Blood and Gore) founded the investment firm ‘Generation Investment Management’ (GIM) which claims to “embed sustainability into the mainstream capital markets, as of 3/15 Gores firm had only one clean tech company out of 30 funds listed in his portfolio.

One trust in Gore’s GIM’s portfolio is SPY which holds Apple computer shares valued at $13,360,688 million; his total gross options and shares total $45.6 million. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has been very public about his company’s commitment to relying on 100% renewable energy for all its data centers, but most of its products, are assembled overseas where pollution controls are lax or non-existent, and power primarily comes from coal-fired power plants.Coming in second is Exxon, a fossil fuel company making up 49.81 shares.

Al Gore's Climate Windfall

Al Gore’s Climate Windfall

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who chairs the House Energy Committee, said Gore’s portfolio “is reflective of a disturbing pattern that those closest to the president have been rewarded with billions of taxpayer dollars . . . and benefited from the administration’s green bonanza in the rush to spend stimulus cash.”

There is no doubt about it. Oz-bama and accomplice, polluted Al, are actively “cleaning-up” the earth’s dirty green money at a stellar rate.

On the same day, while the “World was Watching” Al, Islamic Jihadists were plotting their own take on climate change, hoping to change the trusting climate of life in downtown Paris forever. On that day, in seven coordinated terror attacks, female and male Islamists killed at least 129 people in a bloody massacre of diners, concert goers, and Stade de France spectators.

With seven suicide bombers dead, seven others under arrest and at least one man on the run, 15 men have so far been linked to the Paris attacks, but CCTV footage suggests that there may have been a ninth attacker, who is still at large. Belgian intelligence officials have suggested that up to 20 people may have been part of the terrorist cell that planned the attacks. A passport found near one of the suicide bombers was used to register a refugee, a fake passport that no one picked up on as the Muslim made his way through Europe, surely aided by his fellow Jihadist refugees.

Francios Hollande has declared “France is at War” “This is not a war of civilization as these assassins don’t have any. This is a war against the jihadist menace that threatens not just France.”

Last Sunday, two days after the attack, Oz-bama attended the G20 summit in Turkey. As leaders participated in a somber moment of silence for the victims of the ISIS attack, Oz-bama embarrassed the United States by showing up late and missing the short memorial. At a news conference there later in the day, when pushed for his solution to the terrorism, Oz-bama was quoted as saying, “ “What I’m not interested in doing is posing or pursuing some notion of “American leadership’ or America winning that has no relationship to what is actually going to work,” he said and called the attacks a “set-back”

Oz-bama's foreign policy team.

Oz-bama’s foreign policy team.

Now that Oz-bama has his soft, weenie, wizard role down pat, it is time for him to re-invent himself. After singing at a funeral in Charlestown, South Carolina for Rev. Pinckney, where he pompously stole the “funeral show” by singing Amazing Grace, a grace that he thinks may even save a wretch like him, Oz-bama is now fully prepared to leave the imperial capital of Emerald D.C. and pursue a musical career. His opening act should be a huge hit…”just laughing’ and gay like a clown.”

The happy ending to this tragic tale is that the Wicked Witch of the West, Miss Valerie Jarrett Gulch is flattened by a HAARP created tornado, climate change is discredited as nothing more than government propaganda, and Barack Oz-bama eventually chooses the right fork in the yellow brick road to impeachment… while the entire world celebrates the sudden breathtaking change in the climate.

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road to impeachment

Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road to impeachment!

That is when I awoke from my dream.

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”
― Oscar Wilde

‘Tis The Season When Christians Can Make A Statement

SantaPark in Finland

SantaPark in Finland

According to “The Atlantic,” there is a joke going around in Beijing; “Santa Claus was descending into China from the sky. Due to the heavy smog, he fell to the ground, but no one dared help him up. While he was still lying in the snow, his bag was ransacked for presents, and his reindeer and sleigh taken away by the CHENGGUAN, who are much-despised urban-management officials.Therefore, no Christmas this year.”

There is no sign of Jesus, but in many big cities you can catch a glimpse of Santa and Christmas decorations, and Christmas has become the second-most-celebrated “festival” in China. Eighty-five percent of wealthy Chinese send their children to countries like the U.S. for higher education and when these students return home to China during the holiday, they bring their own version of Christmas back home. It has become an excuse to party and shop and have some fun.

Mall in Shanghai

Mall in Shanghai

Christmas in China is also the opportunity to “use the romantic atmosphere of Christmas to spread love. Long Fei, an assistant pastor at an “underground” church in Beijing whose activities are not officially monitored or approved by China’s religious authorities says “Many young people choose to give themselves to their beloved on this eve and eat forbidden fruit.”

The Christmas spirit has even reached as far as China’s sweltering south. Since 2009, a Santa Claus Post Office has operated in Guangzhou, offering specially stamped postcards, inked in Chinese calligraphy, and sends Santa’s laden with donated gifts to children in remote parts of the country.

President Xi Jinping visited Santa’s official cabin in Rovaniemi, Finland in 2010 and now an official 13,000-square-meter replica of that Finnish Santa village is currently under construction in Floraland, Chengdu. Named SantaPark, the theme park promises to “bring families and friends together in an active learning and magical Christmas atmosphere,” and will emulate the cavern residence of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle, including Santa Claus’ office, elf’s workshop, and Santa Claus’ main post office. The amusement park will be based on the original Santa Park design which stands in northern Finland and opened in 1997. After the opening of the first SantaPark in Chengdu, five or six more Christmas themed attractions will be built in China.

Greeting Children At SantaPark, Truly Magical

Greeting Children At SantaPark, Truly Magical

There are currently around 100 million Chinese Christians (the government claims it is 23 million), more than the Communist Party’s membership, and Fenggang Yang, an expert on religion at Purdue University, believes this number will eclipse America’s estimated 159 million Protestants by 2025. “Although they don’t know Jesus Christ or the origin of Christmas, many people come to the church and join the carols and other worshiping events,” said Zhang Jie, a Christian in Beijing. Come Christmas Eve, state-approved churches will be packed as thousands queue for midnight mass or watch the services on outside monitors. Many will be first-timers, drawn by the crowds. It’s the rare time of year when China’s churchgoers are most noticeable.

Far from ushering in a new age of enlightenment from the “opiate of the masses,” the country’s strident and bewildering economic development has left behind Marxism and instead spent millions searching for priests and prayer books.

Celebrating Mass at the South Cathedral in Beijing China, Dec. 24, 2014

Celebrating Mass at the South Cathedral in Beijing China, Dec. 24, 2014

China’s leaders are trying to shift the economy away from investment-led growth to one driven by consumption to put economic growth on a more secure long-term footing. “Christmas is a perfect consuming festival,” said Patrick Peng, who works at Xidan Joy City, one of Beijing’s biggest shopping centers. “Our department store will prepare fantastic activities for consumers…this year we will prepare a music concert for them.”

Meanwhile, in America, better known as Mao/Muslim ObamaParkWorld, middle-class Christians who grease the wheels of consumerism and the economy throughout the year, especially during the Christmas season, are being subjected to Grinch-like retailers who Morgan Stanley analysts are not predicting a lot of cheer for this Christmas;  a 1.2 percent growth in comparative sales this year, down from 2.8 percent the previous year.

Are America’s CEO’s so politically correct they have lost all common sense?

The CEO of the Simon Property Group, David Simon, must be drinking too much Socialist Starbucks. Last week the Simon group unveiled their new Christmas mall displays, a minimalist, futuristic ice glacier, sure to please elites like Bill Glacier Gates and his climate aware kids, but not the children of Christian families who still cherish the enchanting, nostalgic displays that for decades have helped celebrate the birth of Christ during the Christmas season.

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Fortunately, over the weekend, a Facebook group called “Boycott Simon Malls” sprang up urging customers to boycott malls owned by the company until the holiday displays featured a traditional set-up. More than 7,000 people have joined the group as of Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Change.org petitions have popped up over the last three days pressuring Simon malls to abandon Santa’s glacier. A petition seeking the removal of the display at the SouthPark Mall in North Carolina had received more than 25,000 signatures as of Tuesday morning.

In response to the online backlash, Simon Property Group issued an apology and said it would replace the displays with traditional decorations, Huffington Post reported, however, members of the Boycott Simon Malls group have pointed out that while some malls have removed the arch in favor of traditional decor, others have only added Christmas trees to the glacial set-up.

It is time to rise up and ‘Buycott’ each and every retailer who does not have the sense to cater to Christians during the Christmas season and beyond! The only thing these retailers and our own American-style CHENGGUAN (who live in a smog of political correctness) should receive from Santa is a lump of coal. As a matter of fact, sending the IRS a lump of coal this next tax season instead of a healthy check, may be the perfect way to shut down ObamaParkWorld for good and put an end to all this Marxist nonsense.

This Christmas make a ‘Buycott’ statement. “If you don’t see Merry Christmas in the window, Yes! You don’t go in that store, you walk right by that door….”

Obama’s Ice Cream Socials For Gangs Are Anything But Vanilla

Who Eats An Ice Cream Cone With a Spoon? Barack Hussein Obama

Who Eats An Ice Cream Cone With a Spoon? Barack Hussein Obama

This past September, Chicago suffered its deadliest month since 2002, with 60 homicides. Through September 27th, homicides and shooting incidents rose 21 % from the year-earlier period, Police Department figures show. Mayor Rahm Emanuel blames the “fetal” cops who are afraid they will get in trouble for actions during arrests.

“We have allowed our Police Department to get fetal, and it is having a direct consequence. They have pulled back from the ability to interdict … they don’t want to be a news story themselves, they don’t want their career ended early, and it’s having an impact,” Emanuel said, according to the Washington Post.

Former White House Chief of Staff Emanuel learned while working at the White House for Obama to never claim responsibility for anything and when in doubt incite, never unite. He also blames violent crime increases in part to the after-effects of the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore and Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., cases that led to rioting in both those cities.

S Pulaski Rd/W Adams ST in Chicago is one of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America. Based on FBI data, the chances of becoming a victim of violent crime there including murder, rape, armed robbery, and aggravated assault is 1 in 17. It is densely urban, made up of small apartment buildings and apartment complex/high-rise apartments, where abandoned housing sets the tone.

It is a neighborhood where 31.6% of the households are run by single mothers, a higher concentration than in 99.6% of American neighborhoods and 61.6% of the children are below the federal poverty line. It is a low income neighborhood where 97.5% of children do not go on to obtain a college degree, a lower rate than found in 98.2% of the neighborhoods in America. It is a 100% recipe for disaster.

Emanuel’s pal Obama, however, has a solution for every problem, as long as it does not address the real problem, and his new Task Force On 21st Century Policing report details six “pillars” that outline the necessary steps to build legitimacy and trust with the Police and promises to bring positive change to communities by placing the emphasis on a law enforcement culture that embraces a “guardian” mindset.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans is highlighted on page 17 of the Task Force “Implementation Guide” and he proudly states, “I think we’re the only police department in the country with an ice cream truck and I can’t say enough good things about it.”

Now that Commissioner Evans has an ice cream truck, he should be fully prepared to deal with his portion of the nearly 6,600 drug offenders who are being released as part of Obama’s “Drugs Minus Two” program which could ultimately reduce the sentencing of as many as 46,000 convicted criminals. For now, ninety-one felons are returning to Boston. Christopher Maloney, U.S. District Court of probation said “There are districts around the country with 500, 600, 700, being released. We’re in good shape.”

Maloney said Boston police have been notified about the returning prisoners and the first 20 inmates will stay at The Coolidge House in the Fenway neighborhood…just look for the neighborhood ice cream truck selling “Felon Fudge Swirl”

Imagine for a moment that some drug related violence was about to occur at impoverished S Pulaski Rd in Chicago and let’s implement the Boston police Commissioner’s ice cream truck strategy as a way of communicating with the troubled youth there:

It is a blustery cold day in November, but things seem to be heating up. A new gang of illegals from Mexico are moving in, reportedly wanting to take control of the ‘hood. Emotions are at an all time high, guns and knives are at the ready, minds are heady with drug use, and climate change is first and foremost on their minds; the colder weather climate change that facilitates their ability to conceal more weapons in their seasonally heavy clothing. As tensions reach a peak and emotions flare up, strange tinkling sounds can be heard in the distance.

Driving up S Pulaski Road is an ice cream truck driven by one of the newly released drug dealers who when applying for his job, did not have to own up to the fact he was an ex-convict. In an attempt to cool down the tattooed manic gang members, the driver offers the growing crowd his four most popular ice cream treats; “Murderous Mud-slide, Rape Raspberry Ripple, Pimp Peanut Butter Fudge and Heroine Half- Baked. The astute driver, who was told by the police to push Obama’s super soft Therapeutic Toffee flavor thought better of that knowing full well that Therapeutic Toffee would never adequately soothe tensions during a turf war drug dispute, no matter how hungry they were.

As the drug crowd shot bullet holes into his shiny new pink ice cream truck and began to take off the wheels, the driver decided to turn off his ding-a-ling and make a fast exit, hoping he might be able to buy some drugs at the next street corner to calm his shaky nerves. While leaving the driver remembered learning in prison that more of his “brothers” had been murdered in Chicago from 2001 to 2013 than the total number of U.S military killed in Afghanistan since 2001 or killed in Iraq since 2003.

“The heck with this”, the driver said to himself,  “I need to take my coolness to safer ground. “I hear that a $43 million dollar gas station was just built by the Pentagon in the safer neighborhood of Afghanistan! Any government shyster who can spend that much on a gas station will certainly spend thousands of dollars for my “Taliban Tutti Frutti” flavored ice cream!

Further complicating Obama’s ice cream truck love-in is that his police arsenal of pansy pink ice cream trucks may begin to engage in turf wars as well, especially when one truck offers Halal Heathen Heath Bar Crunch and another Bigot Bacon Butterfinger.

Perhaps now is a good time to serve both houses on Capitol Hill a daily regimen of “Impeachment Peach” ice cream, voted the number one flavor in the United States. Politicians do pay attention to polls!

As seen in the following video, I scream, you scream, the convicts scream, we all seem to be screaming for ice cream!

Passionate Peace Praline anyone?