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Are You Being Told What to Believe?

Soviet Style Disinformation

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union used disinformation both as an art and a science. They had more people working in the disinformation field that both their military and defense department combined.
So you ask what is “disinformation?” Is it the same as “misinformation?”
No, misinformation is when you read a newspaper talking about rising waters in the ocean then they have to retract the story because they got their facts wrong.
Disinformation is when you change history or make a parallel history to erase actual history so it fits your agenda. As I stated in the introduction the Soviets wanted to destroy the reputation of the United States. If they wrote things about Americans they would not write it in their press because it would be considered Russian propaganda. However, with their infiltration of the Western Press, they could write the very same story and gullible Americans and Europeans would eat the story up.
THAT is how disinformation works. THAT is also how the Trump organization works too. Up until the 2016 presidential election no ever heard that Rafael Cruz was involved in the assassination of JFK. Yet gullible Trump cultists took it as gospel. His team CHANGED American history because they knew his followers wouldn’t question it. During the campaign, Trump was asked about Manaforts ties the Russia. He categorically denied it and kept denying it so much so his followers defend him on the matter calling it “fake news.” Yet now Manafort has been indicted.
One of the biggest questions that comes up is why didn’t the German people overtake the Nazis? I mean at the time there were nearly 80,000,000 million Germans and of those 70,000 were Nazis. Well, we witnessed the same thing with Obama. How can so many liberals not see Obama’s continued dismantling of the constitution? Because he had control over them as cult leaders do. The same goes today for Trump supporters. No matter how many times they are faced with undeniable facts the blame gets shifted. It’s called fake news, etc., etc, etc.

Are You Contributing to Order or Chaos?

40 Years an Immigrant

One has to wonder our significance in this chaotic world. In layman’s terms the Second Law of Thermodynamics everything in our universe goes from order to disorder or order to chaos. For example, steel is a stout powerful compound of iron and carbon. In its unmolested (order) state, it has built America. With oxidation (chaos) it makes bridges, buildings, chairs, or any other structure used by it fall apart.

Contrary to Evolutionists grandiose flawed thinking our natural universe will one day be in complete chaos. Although some today feel we are already there.

This coming Friday, August 25th will mark 40 years since my family and I have been on American soil. In 1977 we stepped off the TWA flight from Austria.

So much has changed since then. Back then the U.S. government actually enforced immigration laws. Because we were political and religious refugees we spent about 6 months at a refugee camp in Traiskirchen Austria. In fact, that same refugee camp today is one of Europe’s largest. We had to wait to get proper paperwork, private financial sponsorship for three full years, and show that the head of household is able to get a job within a reasonable time. Being a welder my father was able to get a job fairly quick. Ironically we were safer only 559 km (about 6 hours) from my last memory of Aleșd, Romania.

This historical day may not be as important to others as it is to my family and I. With that said I would like to add some historical reference to the significance of 40 and or what happened around the time of our arrival into the greatest country in the history of mankind.

FACTS

Forty is the only number in English whose letters appear in alphabetical order. Minus 40 degrees, or “40 below,” is the only temperature that is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius. When the bubonic plague gripped Europe during the Middle Ages, ships would be isolated in the harbor for 40 days before passengers could go ashore. The Italian word for 40 is quaranta—hence quarantine. For you baseball fans, Forty is the maximum number of players a Major League Baseball team can sign to its roster at once. Forget “nine months”; a typical pregnancy actually lasts 40 weeks. It took chemists 40 attempts to develop the magical spray we know as … wait for it … WD-40 (full name: Water Displacement, 40th formula).

BIBLICAL EVENTS

It rained for 40 days and 40 nights when God wanted to cleanse the world and start over.
(Gen 7:12 KJV) And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

Noah waited another 40 days after it rained before he opened a window in the Ark.
(Gen 8:6 KJV) And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the

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window of the ark which he had made:

Embalming required 40 days (although this was an Egyptian custom, the Egyptians recognized the period of 40 for the preparation of going into a new life, what they called the afterlife)
(Gen 50:3 KJV) And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.

Moses was on the mountain with God for 40 days (TWICE)
(Exo 24:18 KJV) And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.
(Exo 34:28-29 KJV) And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.
(Deu 10:10 NIV) Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.

Moses’ face shone after the 40 days on the mountain.
(Exo 34:29 KJV) And it came to pass, when Moses came down from mount Sinai with the two tables of testimony in Moses’ hand, when he came down from the mount, that Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone while he talked with him.

It took the spies 40 days to search out the promised land and bring back fruit
(Num 13:25 KJV) And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

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The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness, one year for each day they explored the

Promised Land.
(Exo 16:35 KJV) And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.
(Num 14:33-34 NIV) Your children will be shepherds here for forty years, suffering for your unfaithfulness, until the last of your bodies lies in the desert. {34} For forty years–one year for each of the forty days you explored the land-you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you.

Goliath came for forty days before being killed by David
(1 Sam 17:16 NLT) For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening, the Philistine giant strutted in front of the Israelite army.

Elijah strengthened by one angelic meal went forty days to Mount Horeb where the Lord passed by and he heard the voice of God
(1 Ki 19:8 KJV) And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.

Jonah warned the City of Nineveh they had 40 days until God would overthrow the city. The people repented in those 40 days and God spared the city.
(Jonah 3:4 and 10 KJV) And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the

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evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.

Jesus fasted for 40 days in the wilderness
(Mat 3:17 KJV) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Mat 4:1-2 KJV) Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. {2} And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.

Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion
(Acts 1:3 NIV) After his suffering, he showed himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God.

 

POP CULTURE 1977

August 17 Elvis Presley dies. Graceland celebrated it’s 20th year. Star Wars is released and is a major hit. The Chia Pet is introduced. McDonald’s Big Mac is 10 years old. Dr, Suess’s “The Cat in the Hat” turned 20 years old. The high five debuted for the first time back in 1977 when Los Angeles Dodgers players Dusty Baker and Glenn Burke first did it to celebrate the last game of the baseball season. In 1977 Slim-Fast debuted on the market, selling weight loss hopes to millions.

Forty is a significant number for many. It is especially important for those of us immigrants that chose America as our new home. I hear so many immigrants that may have come here legally say things like “back home.” Dammit, if life was so good “back home” why aren’t you there now? No, America is your home so assimilate, be a productive and legal member of society and so on. Or at least until you go, and stay, “back home.”

My father had other options for countries emigrate to but America was the most lucrative. Canada was not the nation that stood on its own against the most powerful nation. Austrailia was a pretty much started penal colony and because of its socialist leanings, it made the next natural step, communism, so much easier to take hold. We just fled communism. Why would we want to go backward. The United States was the most obvious choice.

Imagine yourself as a parent risking your child’s life on purpose. Consequently, that is exactly what my father did. For him, it was better that his children taste one millisecond of freedom than to live a lifetime of tyranny. Do you have the courage to do that?

In the beginning of this editorial, I mentioned the natural order of decay. From order comes disorder. With that said because of what our founders laid out we as Americans have the ability to buck the natural order of decay. As we become assimilated Americans we take chaos and make it into order. We take the chaos of our former nations and add to the fabric of America that previous legal immigrants turned into order. We make the beacon shine brighter in that city on a hill that attracts more to the very promise of the pursuit of happiness. Your lineage may have been here since the Mayflower or came here on the Bering Straits frozen over thousands of years ago. You may only have been here a week or 50 years. Hence, you are an America because your family immigrated here at one time or another.

As to what your purpose here is… What have you done to make America better?

What Is the Real Difference Between Communism and Socialism?

Those of us that have lived under communism have a riddle we like to spout off. “What’s the difference between a communist and a socialist? The socialist hasn’t yet decided on how to kill you.”

During our last election cycle, we had a candidate who claimed he wanted democratic socialism. How does that work? Do you vote who starves? I suppose it was ironic during the New Hampshire primaries that Bernie Sanders did a majority of the work getting his message out and getting most of the delegates but then Hillary, who did almost no work in New Hampshire comes away winning the state with “Super Delegates.”

These proponents of Democratic Socialism insist that it has no communist basis yet the former name of Communist Romania was Socialist Republic of Romania. For those of us old enough to remember Russia’s former name (USSR-Union of Soviet Socialist Republic), it was another communist regime bragging how socialist it was.

On that note let’s be fair and compare the two. For ease of reference, I will use some of Bernie’s platforms.

In April 2015, the Associated Press quoted him:

What we have seen is that while the average person is working longer hours for lower wages, we have seen a huge increase in income and wealth inequality, which is now reaching obscene levels. This is a rigged economy, which works for the rich and the powerful, and is not working for ordinary Americans … You know, this country just does not belong to a handful of billionaires.”

That sounds nice but now let’s look at what previous “visionaries” said in their day. Vladimir Lenin was the father of the communist movement in Russia. In fact, he was considered socialist but he brought it forth via the Bolsheviks, Russian Communist Party. Lenin saw in Russia the potential, and desperate need, for socialism. The oppression endured by the Russian people was extreme. Peasants barely survived tilling the fields of wealthy landlords, and workers labored 14-hour days in the industrial sweatshops of Russia’s capitalists. Frequent uprisings against these conditions rocked city and countryside, and the people were open to revolutionary ideas. Lenin showed the people that the source of their oppression was capitalism, and the solution lay in socialism.

Deja-vu? What eventually happened to this socialism? Who took over after Lenin? A man that killed more of his own countryman that all that died in WWII, Joseph Stalin.

Bernie’s plan to redistribute the wealth was to tax the rich. Who amongst us thinks the rich alone will be taxed? Who are the rich? Those that own business: banks, manufacturing, food processing, etc.

Let’s take a look at what the communists did when they first took power in Romania.

One of the first actions taken by the Communist Party in Romania soon after coming to power was the so-called “nationalization” of private property. The term itself was coined by the Communist propaganda, to reflect the ideology they were trying to impose: the property was “returned” to the nation, i.e. to the people who helped build it in the first place. In reality, nationalization meant the confiscation of property from upper social classes (deemed “the enemies of the working class”), without any retribution or compensation.

The first phase started with the confiscation of commercial property: banks, factories, mines, workshops, shipyards, media and telecommunication companies, insurance and transportation companies, etc. The National Bank and all credit institutions were the first to be nationalized in December 1946, followed by the rest of private commercial property on June 11, 1948, when a law was adopted by the Communist government of that time. This also marked the switch to a planned economy, which was to be directed and supervised by the “State Committee for Planning”.

What Sanders calls the average American the Romanian communists called the working class. Sander’s democratic socialism wants to punish entrepreneurs. His version is to strip them of their hard earned money. In Romania, they were sentenced to prison for “having undeclared inventory and for selling goods without an invoice.”

It didn’t end there in 1950 the communist Parliament passed decree 92.

Decree 92 for the nationalization of real estate, issued on April 19, 1950, and published in the Official Bulletin, issue 36/April 20, 1950:

In order to support the strengthening and the development of the socialist economy of the People’s Republic of Romania,

In order to ensure the good management of the housing sector, which has been subjected to degradation through sabotage by rich landlords and exploiters who own a large number of houses.

Does that sound like Bernie’s top 1%? When the Party’s appetite for more land and houses guess who they came after next? The working class.

As in economics, the Bernie propagandists feel health care should be equal across the board. No matter the cost, no matter the person, no matter the government intrusion into your personal life healthcare must be State run. Although that may sound like something from Sanders’ campaign trail that was actually a similar mantra of the Bolsheviks of 1917.

In Old Russia, medical care was a consumer-oriented business. Doctors’ incomes and their standard of living were totally dependent upon professionalism and reputation in the wider community. Patients decided which doctor to use, which hospital to go to, and which pharmaceutical products to trust. Doctors worked hard to establish their reputation, an important part of which came from providing charity care for the poor. Expectations of high income, along with the status of being a member of a respected profession, generated strong competition for acceptance into medical schools. Contrary to the socialist myth-makers, medical care in Imperial Russia was widely available and provided in a fairly cost-efficient manner. Both the profit motive of the competitive marketplace and the spirit of charity assured the provision of quality medical services throughout Russian society.

As you see, the only difference between socialism and communism is the spelling.

 

Shall Not Be Infringed – The Ion Files Part 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the most historic years, for freedom, of the last century, was 1989. One June 4 of that year Chinese troops attacked pro-democracy demonstrators camped on the plaza. The demonstrators were killed but it gave inspiration to many.

The next day one young man made a bold move. As tanks were billowing down the square this inspired man stepped out in front of these tanks that could have easily made him into a pot hole plug. Eventually, the man was whisked away but the statement he made reignited the fire of freedom that lives in us all.

On Dec 20th the United States went into Panama to help the Panamanians oust their dictator Manuel Noriega. Fortunately for them, they did not have an all out gun ban so they were able to keep their losses to a minimum.

Five days prior a Hungarian-born pastor named Laszlo Tokes had had his fill of the communist regime. However, before we get more into what happened in Romania during that year and what led to an all-out revolution let’s look into the events that led to Pastor, and millions of other Romanian’s, Tokes’ frustration.

After WWII the Warsaw Pact pretty much divvied up Europe among the “winners.” Sadly, Romania was given to the Soviets. They put in their puppets to keep the Latin Island nation as a satellite to do with as they please. By 1913 Romania was the 4th largest producer of wheat. In fact, the joke goes that if you see a Romanian turning bread away you better stay away as the bread sniper will get him. During the Second World War, they supplied Hitler with a 1/3 of their oil. So of course, Romania was a gold mine for the USSR.

Then in 1949, Romania got their own Communist Leader, Gheorghe Gheorghiu-Dej. As any tyrannical institution must do to suppress its people it must control the movement and possession of firearms. The first law they enacted was gun control (for the greater good of course). The only exception was for hunting purposes: only single and double barreled shotguns, only with a special permit from the police, the owner was required to be a member of a state-run hunting association and the guns must be registered and locked at the police station any time the dictator was in town. Then after they made sure the population was disarmed they started the arrests, imprisonments, re-education camps, and killings.

In 1966 a new despot came to power, Nicolae Ceaucescu. Otherwise known as the “Comrade Supreme Commander.” Ceaușescu then used registration lists to confiscate all guns from private holders. As a consequence, no private person in Communist Romania had the right to keep and bear arms. So when he made other tyrannical laws, like Decree 770, which mandated ALL women under 40 to have 4 healthy children, the  people could not fight against him other than with sticks and rocks. What was even more dismal was that if your child had a slight malady, say asthma, the state would take the child they forced you to have away from you and send them to an orphanage never to be seen again. This and so much more made Pastor Tokes say he’d had enough.

He then speaks out publicly against Ceausescu in the town of Timisoara. As he does he is told stand down. This emboldens a handful of people and they surround him to protect him. The Securitate shoots at the people. For every fallen Romanian 10 more show up in support. They show up with sticks, rocks, to fight and steel garbage lids for protection. The whole town is engulfed with the flames of freedom. Thousands upon thousands join in. The town is closed down by the government. Romanians from all over the country were trying to come to aid Tokes and his fellow Romanians. As any fire does the flames spread and quick.

On December 20th negotiators from Bucharest were sent to Timisoara, but really only to buy time so that new elite troops could arrive to “crush the rebellion”. The Securitate continued firing on demonstrators in the street. Ceausescu arrived home from a visit to Iran and proclaimed martial law. The next day Ceausescu addresses a crowd in Bucharest in a televised speech. Unexpectedly, the crowd became violent and tried to break police lines. A violent clash ensued in which at least 13 youths were killed. Protests began breaking out all over the Capitol, and the police began arresting these demonstrators. The crowds refused to disperse and the police used gunfire and armored cars against the people.

The Ceaușescu regime fell when the Romanian army turned against the communist government and refused to shoot revolutionaries in the streets. Had the Romanian people benefited from a law like the Second Amendment, had they been well-armed and things might have been quite different. If the population would have had any gun-rights, the people might not have had to endure 45 terrible years of brutal dictatorship.

Despotism has no hold of a time period in history. It is all the same whether it was Ceaucescu, Hitler, King George, Edi Amin, Pol Pot, or whomever. As Americans, we must NEVER give away one iota of the Second Amendment. Without it, there is no Freedom of Speech, Religion, or anything else. Without the power of might to fight arm for arm against tyranny anything else is just rocks and sticks like the bullet-ridden Romanians.

Don’t Think it Can Happen Here? – The Ion Files Introduction

Imagine 20 years from now reading some government documents where it describes in detail a dream you told your mother about.

Imagine those same documents making you reminisce of when your child first learned to ride their bike.

Imagine the side notes being taken documents by government workers as they listen to you and your spouse being intimate.

This was the life of Romanians under the tyrannical rule of Nicolae Ceausescu’s Securitate or Secret Police for nearly two generations.

 

 

Carmen Bugan’s father, like my father, was a political dissident. As they did with my father they arrested him, tortured him, and so much more. In 2005 Carmen was able to find out that the Secret Police, Securitate, had 4500 page on just her family alone. It took her three years to go through all her family’s records.

Well, guess what? In the land of FREE, we have the NSA. All in the name of security we let our government listen to our phone conversations so we can “be safe.”

So are you a political dissident here in America that you are allowing the NSA to spy on you? Remember now the NSA has been around since 1952. How much do they know about you?

What are you going to do about it?

In the next few series, I’m going to draw a parallel of how life was under tyranny in Romania and where it is headed here. You will see that we can easily have Romania’s past become America’s future.