By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative
Sometimes it seems that as far as politics goes, nothing changes. I have been politically aware since the mid-1960s and in those seemingly ancient days when wars were more often cold than hot, my country was still the most powerful in the world and we had peace at home. Sort of, anyway. The biggest scandal then was the liberal policies of the State Department dictating to our Armed Forces on how to fight the Communist forces in Vietnam. And apologizing to our allies when we accidentally shot up one of their ships supplying aid to our enemy. That was so long ago that back then we still had good relations with most of the Arab countries and no one ever heard of a Mosque being built in one of our neighborhoods. But the pot was always simmering on the back burner of the stove. I know because I worked for Pan American World Airways for 30 years and we used to fly to every one of those countries that now hate us today. Pan Am was so widely known around the world that we were often looked upon as being the American flag representative of our country and our government. We were the favorite target of the radical Islamic movement back then and several of our aircraft were hijacked and blown up. This was our reward for pioneering air routes into the Middle East and elsewhere. But this is not about Pan Am, it is about politics, and about selling out our government. Pan Am died because of mismanagement, and so is our once great nation suffering the same fate.
Today we are reading about the multitude of scandals surrounding the Democratic Party being investigated by Congressional committees. Every day brings some new rhetoric to the headlines and seemingly nothing happens beyond the talk, talk and more talk. I am reminded of the wisdom spoken in years past when the news media used to tell the truth and the most famous quote that comes to mind is: “In Washington the conservatives get the rhetoric and the liberals get the action.” Back in the 1950’s we used to have a House Committee on Un-American Activities. The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was an investigative committee of the United States House of Representatives. It was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties. We learned about a State Department employee named Alger Hiss who was a Communist spy and who was also the first Acting Secretary General of the United Nations during the establishment conference in San Francisco in 1945. Wikipedia has this:
Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer. He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and U.N. official. Hiss was accused of being a Soviet spy in 1948 and convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950.
On August 3, 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist Party member, testified under subpoena before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) that Hiss had secretly been a Communist while in federal service. Chambers had previously testified under oath that Hiss had never been a Communist or a spy, and Chambers would admit, under oath, to other instances where he had committed perjury under oath. Called before HUAC, Hiss categorically denied the charge. When Chambers repeated his claim on nationwide radio, Hiss filed a defamation lawsuit against him.
During the pretrial discovery process, Chambers produced new evidence indicating that he and Hiss had been involved in espionage, which both men had previously denied under oath to HUAC. A federal grand jury indicted Hiss on two counts of perjury; Chambers admitted to the same offense but, as a cooperating government witness, was never charged. Although Hiss’s indictment stemmed from the alleged espionage, he could not be tried for that crime because the statute of limitations had expired. After a mistrial due to a hung jury, Hiss was tried a second time. In January 1950, he was found guilty on both counts of perjury and received two concurrent five-year sentences, of which he eventually served three and a half years.
Hiss was secretary-general of the San Francisco United Nations Conference on International Organization (the United Nations Charter Conference), which began on April 25
Two generations ago, we put Soviet spies in prison and a few more in the electric chair. Today, the primary influence on the Democratic Party comes from the left-wing group called the Democratic Socialists of America. Barack Hussein Obama even boasts of a longtime childhood mentor, Frank Marshal Davis, who was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, and the most powerful advisers in The White House are David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, both known to have parents who were members of the Communist Party.
Today, in Washington, the conservatives get the rhetoric and the liberals get the action. And the mainstream news media, supposed to be the protectors of our free speech and bastion of our freedom of the press are virtually all members of the Democratic Party and appear more like a state-run Ministry of Information and white-washer of all things uncomplimentary to the Democratic leadership. Even while the latest scandal in our nation’s capitol involved the wire-tapping of phones from the Associated Press by the Dept. of Justice, and the subpoena of emails from a Fox News reporter – both obvious attacks on our First Amendment, the news media is taking a much less than concerned approach to covering the story.
Today, our sworn enemy, as we have been reminded by countless clerics around the world, is the radical teachings of Islam that has prompted so many disastrous attacks on our country. And our response was to have elected an occupant to The White House who was himself once and may still be a Muslim. And who has surrounded himself with radical members of The Muslim Brotherhood. And we have now purged all of our government training manuals of all mention about Islam. And the mainstream news media remains quiet. And the Dept. of Homeland Security identifies conservatives who support the Second Amendment as potential terrorists but does not see any terrorist motivation when a Muslim in the U.S. Army who identified himself as a Soldier of Allah murders a room full of unarmed soldiers while yelling Allahu Akbar, the Muslim proclamation that Allah is Great. Or that the Dept. of Defense claims that Christians in our military may be against our government and can be Court Marshaled for preaching their faith.
Today, we have learned of another scandal in Washington wherein officials working for the Internal Revenue Service have been targeting conservative groups because they oppose the corruption in Washington. There is nothing strange about this scandal, it is an act of revenge similar to the Stalin purges of the 1950’s but without the bloodshed. Matter of fact, it was reported that Barack Hussein Obama’s Senior White House Advisor Valerie Jarrett, the same Red Diaper Baby mentioned above, and the most influential person in Washington supposedly told her staff: “After we win this election, it’s our turn. Payback time. Everyone not with us is against us and they better be ready because we don’t forget. The ones who helped us will be rewarded, the ones who opposed us will get what they deserve. There is going to be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. No election to worry about after this is over and we have two judges ready to go.” But the Republicans who control the House of Representatives are merely concentrating their attention on low and mid-level IRS officials not the policy makers in The White House who set the marching orders. They are certainly getting a lot of the rhetoric making speeches about who is going to jail and such but they seem to be more interested in making this into some political advantage in the next elections rather than actually charging anyone with perjury. This certainly isn’t like it used to be in the 1950’s. Guess the only way to impeach a president is to catch him lying about sex in the Oval Office. Committing Treason is too nasty to even think about in our Politically Correct times.
My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.