02/22/14

Ukraine – A Look Into America’s Possible Future

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton


The State vs The People: Kiev’s Independence Square: Before & After

Kiev is on fire in many different ways and you could probably do a countdown to Russian tanks rolling in and quelling the masses with an Olympic stop watch. In fact, the Polish Foreign Minister bluntly warned the Ukrainian opposition, “If You don’t Support this (Deal)… You will all be Dead”:

Today, the Ukrainian Parliament voted to remove President Viktor Yanukovych. Yanukovych immediately started crying, “Coup!” I’m sure Putin is on his speed dial and heard all about it. Yanukovych is defiantly stating that he is not going anywhere — he has no intention of resigning and fleeing the country. Screw the downtrodden masses. Don’t they know who he is?

In point of fact, the Ukrainians do and if he’s not careful (or Putin doesn’t send in the Russian Army to the rescue quickly), he may find himself in the afterlife answering for his crimes once and for all with his fellow Communist comrades:

“They are trying to scare me. I have no intention to leave the country. I am not going to resign, I’m the legitimately elected president,” Yanukovych said in a televised statement. “What we see today is a coup — I did everything to prevent the bloodshed. We adopted two amnesty laws. We did everything to stabilize the political situation.”

“Everything that is happening today is, to a greater degree, vandalism and banditry and a coup d’etat,” he said. “I will do everything to protect my country from breakup, to stop bloodshed.”

If he sincerely meant that, he would cede power to the opposition and let freedom take its course. But, you see he only cares for power, as does Putin. Evil tyrants are nothing if not predictable.

The Ukrainians have moved elections up now to May 25th. They aren’t messing around – their lives and freedom depend on this. I admire these brave souls. America should be ashamed. She has broken her agreements with the Ukraine and once again has left the people to fend for themselves.

Some are actually beginning to get what Trevor Loudon and I have said for years – enter Lt. Col. Ralph Peters:

Our president is not only naive, but he appears willfully naive. On some profound psychological level, he seems to be really afraid of Vladimir Putin because he’s letting Putin run all over us on Iran, Syria, Snowden, that dreadfully one-sided START deal. I’m starting to wonder if there’s some crazy agreement between these guys, and I’m not a conspiracy theorist.

Why, yes, there is… Let’s hope the rest of America wakes up to this stark truth before it is too late. The rest of the world already gets it.

The Ukrainians believe impeachment was unavoidable. “Yanukovych is not capable of fulfilling his presidential duties,” said opposition lawmaker Oleh Lyashko. They are also getting ready to ban him from ever running for president again, just for good measure.

Imprisoned opposition leader and former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was also set free today after languishing in prison for 2 1/2 years (she was sentenced to 7 years for abuse of power after losing in 2010), where the world let her waste away. You remember her? Does the term ‘Orange Revolution‘ ring a bell? Free at last – the patriots of the Ukraine have let her go and she is proclaiming the dictatorship is done. She wasted no time and spoke fittingly to a throng of supporters in Independence Square:

“No one could do what you have done, eliminate a tumor,” she said “A dictator is gone and you are the heroes, you are the best of Ukraine. But you may not leave here until you finish the job and we go all the way.”

“And now every person in our country must get the kind of life that these people died for,” she added, referring to the dozens of protesters killed over the past week by government forces. “I believe in Ukraine.”

I know George Soros was hip deep in the Orange Revolution and I am not familiar with her political stances, but it’s got to beat Communist Russia and the FSB. Freedom is always better.

The official number of dead is somewhere between 82 and 100, but it is believed it could be many more and Putin hasn’t had his day yet. The police have abandoned their posts in the capitol and the opposition has stormed and taken over the palace. MPs have replaced the Parliamentary Speaker and the Attorney General; they have also appointed a new pro-opposition Interior Minister. Gee… our Congress might want to take notes and heed the example of people who actually get something done.

Protestors have moved uncontested into the Presidential Office and residence. The real journalists are finally free and roving. Hey, Yanukovych… heck of a peace deal you got there! One thing is for sure, he ran like a whipped cur with his tail between his legs – his own guards deserted him. His aides say he is in Kharkhiv, close to the border with Mother Russia.

As for Obama, who Putin told to stay out of his backyard, he proceeded to basically back Putin on the deal. Just keep cuddling with your fellow tyrants, Obama. Karma’s a bitch:

The deal has been met with scepticism by some of the thousands of protesters who remain in the square. Opposition leaders who signed it were booed and called traitors.

The US and Russian presidents have agreed that the deal needs to be swiftly implemented, officials say.

Russia’s Vladimir Putin told Barack Obama in a telephone conversation on Friday that Russia wanted to be part of the implementation process, a US state department spokesperson said.

And this:

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the US Secretary of State John Kerry this evening that the peace deal signed yesterday had been “sharply degraded by opposition forces’ inability or lack of desire” to respect it.

“Illegal extremist groups are refusing to disarm and in fact are taking Kiev under their control with the connivance of opposition leaders,” Lavrov told Kerry by telephone, according to a Russian Foreign Ministry statement.

Lavrov “reminded” Kerry that President Vladimir Putin had urged US President Barack Obama during an earlier call to “use every opportunity to stop the illegal actions of radicals and return the situation to constitutional channels”, it said.

Is it just me, or do Putin and Obama sound eerily similar? Looks like your cozy little Communist pact fell through. Guess it’s time to get your violence on. That’s where jack booted thugs and traitors always go, right? Welcome to the Cold War that never ended… it merely shifted and like gullible fools, the world parroted it and fell for it. Rubes. Surely, Obama sees his future in Putin.

It would appear that the Fatherland Party and Ms. Tymoshenko are ascending. They have remarkably disciplined fighting squads and loyal lieutenants. The power vacuum has been filled on that end. With their economy in tatters, she will surely move to solidify ties with the EU.

It’s rich that Putin labeled his enemies fascists. He should know, huh? Projection much? Cue Obama, whose sentiments change with the political wind:

It was possibly with the Kremlin in mind that the White House issued a statement Saturday welcoming the changes and stressing that, “The unshakable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future.”

Wait… didn’t you just insist on a deal two days ago? Huh. Now you demand their freedom. You give the Greek Goddess Eris a run for her money. I’d bet next week when Putin charges in, you’ll speak out of both sides of your lying mouth, hoping to win either way.

The clock is ticking and Russia is calling. Putin will almost assuredly come down hard, send in tanks and military and take back his rogue satellite country and solidify power and territory. And that is just the beginning. Next on tap… Georgia and Europe, you are on Vladimir’s dance card. You didn’t think oil, gas and protection would come without a high price, right? Get ready to dance with the Russian bear. Ukraine is a look into America’s possible future if we don’t get a hold on our Republic and clean House and Senate in 2014. Here’s to the damned, the lost and the forgotten. Read the Tea leaves.

02/22/14

BREAKING: I Endorse J.D. Winteregg over John Boehner in #OH8

By: Doug Ross
Doug Ross @ Journal

I had a chance to speak with John Boehner’s primary challengers in OH-8 and came away very impressed with J.D. Winteregg. The man gets it. He gets the dire circumstances that the country is facing and he understands that John Boehner has been a singularly ineffective Speaker of the House. He needs to be unseated.

DRJ: J.D., tell us a little about yourself and your rationale for running against John Boehner.

JD: I’m a teacher part-time and an adjunct professor and am also working on my PhD at Ohio State. I’ve also lived abroad and gotten a sense of where socialism leads. At the time, it struck me that Marxism could never really take root here. I came back to the U.S. and worked for Sprint in the private sector down south until my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. So I came back to Ohio and started working in academia.

My time in the PhD program was enlightening: I was exposed to real progressivism, what they say behind the scenes. I’ve seen that the progressives are trying to destroy capitalism. The are doing so by undermining Christianity, the family, our economic system, etc.

During the 2012 campaign, I saw the GOP fail to react to the dire threats of progressivism. It was extremely disheartening. I was seeing that the Republicans had no concept of what they were up against. I felt the GOP had to change. We need real conservatives. And seeing Boehner operate as an enabler, I felt as though I had to run against him. We need fresh ideas, youth, articulate conservatism.

DRJ: When you say you view progressivism as a dire threat, help me understand the nature of what we face.

JD: It’s the narrative. The left has a narrative and the Republicans, led by John Boehner, do not.

Think about this: Obama recently said that his greatest regret was that he didn’t tell the story he wanted, that is how important the narrative is to the left. It is also that important to us. Taking Boehner out would send a message recognizing our disdain with Congress.

Bad policies will continue until the people enabling the policies change. Should the Speaker lose, we should use that spotlight to push a cultural change. We need populist support as a newcomer.

DRJ: What about your primary opponents other than Boehner? How do you distinguish yourself and do you worry about splitting the vote between you and other challengers?

JD: I assumed Boehner would throw people in to flood the vote, so I’ve been reaching out to new primary voters. I am trying to provide them with some hope. And I think they’re going to vote “angrily”. You can’t accept the premises out there, which is why I’ve been reaching out to folks who aren’t politically active. I just think I’m a better candidate than the others. You need to understand the progressive left and these are insights that I have from academia. I’ve been vetted; I don’t think the others have been thoroughly vetted.

I go door-to-door. I’ve visited more than 20,000 houses. People want someone who is real. They want predictability, reliability and a principled person. I believe I’m a stark contrast to John Boehner and the others.

DRJ: Tell me about your take on the Debt Ceiling and our national fiscal situation.

JD: Back in 2010, Boehner said not one dime would go to fund Obamacare. He promptly rolled over. He’s done that over and over again. He’s presided over a $3 trillion increase in our debt. If I’d inherited the Speaker’s gavel, I would’ve stood firm on principles.

He didn’t even get spending cuts! And their language about cutting is really about cutting the increase in spending. Cutting spending addresses all of these issues. It’s sickening what my generation is facing.

They talk about a war on women, well, Obama is waging a war on millenials.

We’re fighting, we’re working, we’re paying… “war on women”? No, this is a war on millenials.

DRJ: What about Ted Cruz and the filibuster?

JD: Ted Cruz is brilliant. He understood the narrative. Think about what he did: he prevented a shift of the Beltway elites to immigration!

DRJ: Speaking of immigration…

JD: Once again, the Republican elites don’t understand the narrative. They’re following what the left dictates. Eight percent of Americans want to talk about immigration: why are we discussing this when the economy is so awful? The border needs to be secure.

And unless the border is secure, we won’t talk about it. It’s non-negotiable. Secure the border, period.

DRJ: What about national Defense?

JD: I have a lot of friends in the armed forces and, frankly, they tell me stories of massive waste. We need to be strong, but we have to cut waste. We need to have a strong international message and draw a firm line with predictable reactions. The Middle East is volatile because our message is so mixed. People are confused about what we’re doing abroad.

Let’s protect our borders and make sure we’re only getting involved when it makes sense. We need to be clear on our rules of engagement and our reactions.

DRJ: With the “polar vortex”, there’s been a lot of discussion of climate change? What’s your opinion and what about all of the regulations coming down from DC?

JD: I saw we work to control the narrative. Climate change is something progressives pushed to enact regulations as opposed to laws. This is the progressive’s way to erode the capitalistic system.

The science is very questionable, in fact, it’s a farce. It’s agenda-driven ‘science’.

They want control over the capitalistic system to push the “social justice” system… giving power to the UN, which makes no sense since countries like China aren’t held to the same standard.

DRJ: What about taxes and our tax Structure? What would you change?

JD: We need to cut the corporate tax. I’m strongly in favor of the Fair Tax and would advocate repealing the 16th Amendment.

Compared to the Flat Tax, the Fair Tax I believe is superior. We could do away with the IRS. People get to keep their money; and if they’re unhappy with the government they can restrict their spending.

It gives people more choice and improves free market operation. With a flat tax, we would still have the IRS. The government doesn’t need to know how much people are earning. The Fair Tax ends all of this madness.

DRJ: Any final thoughts?

JD: I’ve been working on beating Boehner for 18 months, some of my competitors just materialized out of the woodwork over the last few months.

We need people to stand up to the establishment. We need more folks like Ted Cruz. We need young, principled voices. Justin Amash is a year older than me.

I’m ready.

Note: I strongly endorse J.D. Winteregg for Congress in Ohio District 8. It’s time for John Boehner to go. Click here to support J.D. and please consider helping with your time or money.