FREEDOM RINGS 1776 is a conservative voice, defending the views of those who still believe in the constitution and opposing any and all who would lead us from our tried and true beliefs. We who still believe in the spirit of 1776 must oppose anyone who would set this nation on a course that will fundamentally transform America.
In the early 50's, Joseph McCarthy's tactics completely undermined his investigation regarding the Communist infiltration of the American government and culture. To say that he was a flawed messenger is an understatement; however, he was correct.
Mass initial denial and scorn for the messenger is the default reaction to those who are prescient and have the courage to call attention to reality.
Harbingers of the truth, no matter what their character, are always excoriated, by those who are complicit in the events and the hidden agendas beneath as well as by those who are ignorant of and/or dismissive of anything which contradicts the accepted narrative.
Most are aware of the term "Islamophobia" but not all, particularly those who are younger, are familiar with "McCarthyism". This write up will focus on the journey of the Communist infiltration of our political system. Islamophobia will be discussed in a future essay.
The following is a report worthy of Baghdad Bob who continued to provide glowing reports about Iraqi victories as our tanks were rolling through the gates of Baghdad.
Military Times ... May 15, 2015
Islamic State on the defensive in Iraq, Syria
Islamic State forces have been degraded despite two high-profile complex attacks ongoing in Iraq, the chief of staff for the allied mission against the militants said Friday morning.
While the above report was being announced, reality was raising its ugly head as ISIS stormed Ramadi and the Iraqi military, numerically superior but unwilling to engage, was collapsing and retreating before them leaving behind vast stores of weapons and military hardware.
How History Can Repeat Itself or Interesting Parallels of Past and Present - Submitted by Shannon Ward
I love history and how it seems to repeat itself time after time. We as a people tend not to look at the dusty relevance of the past to our own detriment because it does indeed repeat itself. Sometimes it is good, and sometimes bad, but it does repeat. If not in the identical way but in ways you can draw parallels between people, events and can come to the conclusion: yet again that history is repeating itself and that maybe we are living in a parallel universe.
I have long been a staunch admirer of Ronald Reagan. That is not to say that I have agreed with him on every point that he ever made. The following Reagan quote is one such example.
“I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
― Ronald Reagan
Oddly enough there was a time when I believed wholeheartedly in this statement, but reality has the damndest way of waking one up to the truth, and I cannot help but believe that were Reagan alive today he would rescind those words as there are times when idealism is crushed beneath the heavy boot of oppression. Reagan's idealism, and mine, stand absolutely no chance of survival in a world where evil flourishes as the norm and lofty aspirations are ground into the dirt under the banner of bettering the lot of all mankind.
Nothing is so unbelievable that oratory cannot make it acceptable. Cicero
When the current U.S. president came into office, a large majority of the electorate were scratching their heads and asking, "How did this happen?" There are many answers to that question. The manipulation of the economy, changing demographics, voter disillusionment, and outright voter fraud are all legitimate additions to the basket of reasons.
However, we must focus on those, seemingly intelligent people, who were seduced by the mantra of Hope And Change. Obama, the man was made into a cult figure worthy of Greek Columns. The "Powers That Be" had the perfect smooth talking, pretty faced narcissist to further their agenda.