Henry Lamb (1938-2012)

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

We all have an innate need to find one person and call him leader. As the story many of us know goes, we are made for an intimately dependent relationship with God Himself our Father; but mankind failed to live up to its part and that need became tragically unfulfilled. While God in turn made a Great Sacrifice to meet our need, much of one’s sense of its fulfillment is yet a prospect awaiting its future.

That prospect and Henry Lamb came face to face last Wednesday morning, May 23rd. Now, those compatriots who knew him or at least knew of him must suppress all the more, such desires for an earthly king, or a captain of our vessel. More than ever, all of America’s Sovereigns must each learn to take on his accountable role, to lead our nation securely into its own sovereign future.

Many more than I will say he was preeminent in the work to keep our free and independent nation from returning to its former status of colonization by tyrannical global empire. His chief work was to alert us against the usurpation of our rank and rights via the monstrously insidious “think globally, act locally” strategy of U.N. Agenda 21 and sustainable development.

He was unafraid to call out Americans of the subversive Marxist and fascist kinds, from the schemes of Woodrow Wilson’s administration to the likes of Barack Obama, who tries to bring them to completion. He decried Obama’s Executive Order 13575, establishing a national Rural Council and the regional councils of ICLEI (the Russian word for such governing bureaus is “soviet”). But not stopping there, Mr. Lamb went to Manhattan, too, in his “United Nations at 65.”

Obama and his team bring an even stronger admiration for the United Nations, and determination to subject the United States to global governance. He went to Copenhagen to personally try to seal a deal for the Kyoto Protocol. He wants the Senate to ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on the Law of the Sea. He is participating in the G20’s efforts to create a mechanism for controlling the global flow of currency, and has said nothing in opposition to the development of a global currency.

For sixty-five years, the U.N. has publicly abused the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, while almost without public notice, building its own power through a global web of international laws, regulations, and recommendations. The U.N. paints itself as a noble institution, redistributing the wealth of the West to the needy elsewhere — while raking off an administrative fee and scamming whatever else they can.

I looked for an obituary which might have referred to any of that, this Memorial Day afternoon and found nothing at all, in local or regional newspapers online. I did find only the basics, from a funeral home in Huntington, Tennessee.

Mrs. Lamb told me by phone that she is grateful for prayers, for her family. Also, that there was to be no memorial service and that his remains were to be cremated. More about their shared history may be found at rangemagazine.com’s “The Lambs Who Track the Wolves,” by Floy Lilley, also of Sovereignty International. I highly recommend it. If one wishes to send a memoriam gift, it has been requested to send it to that organization he founded and chaired: Sovereignty.net.

Along with WND, Renew America, Canada Free Press, and others, Gulag Bound has featured many of his articles, since its inception. There is more and we will resume. Henry had a gift for revealing the United Nations’ ground war on America and the world. He presented it from the ground up, starting with basics the reader already knew. Then he explained such critical problems as its encroachments upon property rights, livelihoods, rights of commerce, and upon our constitutional self governance, up the scale to the violation of our national sovereignty and the initiation of plans for depopulation and people herding of a kind previously unshown outside of dystopic novels and films. All along, he was careful to cite evidence and recite the very words of our ideological enemies fast at work in this conspiracy fact.

Sometimes one finds a person who gets there first, to important knowledge and is among the first to tell of it, but he shows he is not one to best deal with it. Thankfully, we find others treating such matters better, who come along after. Unfortunately, some may at times distort truth from the beginning, getting to us first with the worst. Henry Lamb was first and best.

His very brief bio at (the original) Sovereignty International’s site, simply states:

But we have the body of Henry’s work and may realize what he has done for us and for decades. At such a time, one may consider the opportunity to recite his own few communications with such a leader and exemplar. I will only say that I will do some of that where I see it will be helpful, but not here and now.

It was enjoyable putting this together, recently; it featured our senior Citizen statesman along with three other champions of the cause, “Four Heroes Countering Agenda 21’s Ecofascist Warfare,” May 13, 2012. Turns out it was three days before his last birthday.

I found Henry to be very personally concerned and kind. He was very careful to be true and accurate, whether about observables, or about the authentic American vision, or about the corrupt and subversive doctrines which threaten our demise. He took the responsibilities and rights of a sovereign, free moral agent of God upon our Earth personally. He was attentive and cordial about doing the work of a custodian of the American birthright. After speaking with him, one looked forward to the next time and hoped to meet his approval. Very much.

I thought these last days, of Carl Sandburg’s poem, “O Captain….” Alas, within two lines one sees its setting does not correspond to this moment at all.

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won;

This Captain was taken during the heat of our nearly silenced struggle and there are many hard things left to do in this soft war. The journey seems yet long and we must finish building our ship even as it sails. But our Captain Lamb has charted us a true course, and that we may follow without reserve and if necessary, each until his own last full measure of devotion.


Steadfast and Loyal

Congressman Allen West

Honoring their Memories, Today and Forever

(WASHINGTON) — Congressman Allen West (R-FL) released this statement today in honor of the fallen and their families on this Memorial Day:

“Memorial Day is set aside every year to remember the ultimate sacrifice given by our Men and Women in uniform. Precious lives lost, so that we may live free. One day a year is hardly fitting for such a gift to all of us, which is why Americans must always remember the price of freedom and never expect that it is free.

As a 22- year Army Veteran with several friends and relatives still serving in the Armed Forces, I have made it my primary mission in the United States Congress to act in the best interest of our troops, so that those who died did not die in vain. This includes providing for the families of the fallen and providing for those injured even once the physical battle of war is over. As a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will continue to fight to make sure our Military has all of the resources it needs, up until the last warrior returns home to their family safe.

The United States of America possesses the greatest military force the world has ever known. Our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsman volunteer to protect and defend this country and all of its citizens, and do so with honor, integrity and excellence. When our Men and Women in uniform take the oath to serve their country, every single one of them is prepared to die for his or her country, and yet their courage and selfless committment to their beloved Nation, surpass any fear they might have. This is true bravery and loyalty. These are the greatest men and women of each generation.

As Americans enjoy the Memorial Day weekend and pay tribute to the men and women who have literally laid down their lives for us, I hope and pray each and every family member of the fallen find peace in knowing their country stands stronger because of their sacrifice, and they will forever be an American Hero. My wife Angela and I, and our daughters Aubrey and Austen, will be reflecting on this somber day with sorrow for those lost, as well as an understanding that we live in the greatest country this world has ever known, not by luck, but because of the courage, commitment and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.”


Define Military Service

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

I sometimes wonder if six years in the Army Reserves counts the same as folks who got drafted and served full time for a couple of years. In the long run it probably doesn’t much matter; but then why does the question remain in the back of my mind?

I joined the Army Reserves while attending college at Sam Houston State University during the Vietnam War era. There had been a draft number drawing which pretty much made the odds of my being drafted nil; something close to the end of the list of possible candidates, so why did I voluntarily submit to military service?

My answer boiled down to a sense of community responsibility in spite of my not having any faith in our nation’s leadership. I saw the Vietnam conflict as contrary to common sense; it violated my sense of right and wrong. We had troops on the ground, but had no intention of “winning.” Young men were dying; for what, so we could look like we were against communism and oppression? No, I intended to serve my country; just not necessarily by going into a war zone I didn’t support. Shouldn’t that be important; dying for something you believe in? Buffalo Springfield had a tune that comes to mind, Stop, Hey What’s That Sound.

“There’s something happinin’ here
what it is aint exactly clear
there’s a man with a gun over there
tellin’ me I got to beware

I think it’s time we stop, children
what’s that sound
everybody look what’s goin’ down

There’s battle lines being drawn
nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong
young people speakin’ their minds
getting so much resistance far behind

It’s time we stop,
hey what’s that sound
everybody look what’s goin’ down…”

I took off for boot camp in the middle of winter; Ft. Jackson, South Carolina was a cold and dreary place. I was sick from some kind of “upper respiratory infection” almost from the first day. We all had to wear some kind of silly jock strap looking mask over our faces at all times; probably how I caught whatever it was that got into my chest. The time passed slowly, my not seeing much in the Army that suited my personality didn’t help.

In spite of having a URI, my physical body was in excellent shape, having been involved in gymnastics at the university, so the rigors of the Army’s “PT” fell considerably short of my regular workouts. I got together with another fellow in for the short haul and worked out, a track man from some college in Florida. We noticed that we could score quite well on the PT test, enough to make our Drill Sgt consider placing bets with his peers in other squads. Our end of the deal was to win those bets by coming in first while the pay off was we’d get to ride instead of marching to wherever the squad was headed; that was a fairly good return since my feet and the army boots never were a good fit either. Let’s just say I didn’t have to do much marching while in the Army; life was good.

Somewhere in the middle of my short active duty stint was a two month stay at Ft. Gordon, Georgia for Military Police training. That turned out to be the best two months I ever invested as it opened a door back in Houston when I signed up to be a police officer. Maybe my service to the country was more along the lines of twenty years; fighting bad guys in a blue uniform or fatigues, not much difference.

Here’s a snap shot my dad took in front of his house back in 1971; a lean mean fighting machine, all hundred and thirty eight pounds of me. I could eat all day long and never gain any weight back then. I had to gain two pounds to pass “belt line” for the Houston Police Department; now that was tough, eating banana splits just before going off to bed, a complete blueberry pie, extra pieces of chocolate cake and the list went on and on.

I stand proudly when the American Flag is displayed and can’t make it through singing America the Beautiful without my voice getting knotted up. Sometimes the tears begin flowing when I consider the wonderful message even before standing while other times I can make it all the way to the third stanza.

“…O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America ! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!…”

May we live our lives worthy of such sentiments; earn the blessings of liberty for which so many have sacrificed their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. These words should cause your chest to burn as you contemplate your heritage as an American citizen this Memorial Day.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”


Best Memorial Day Entertainment


As we are enjoying the long weekend; we always spend a good amount of time focusing on the meaning of Memorial Day. We especially made sure we did that when our kids were young, including a stop at our church that celebrated America and those who protect(ed) her.

It is so easy to get wrapped up in activities and events that are not related the meaning of Memorial Day in any way or just quickly in passing. It is the weekend for Americans to take their first mini-vacation of the summer season; or participate in a string of activities from picnics and bar-b-ques to block parties, from trips to the local amusement parks now on their summer schedules to postponed projects around the house or involving or taking out the ‘summer toys’ including boats, sea-doos, motor bikes and ATV’s… And before they know it the weekend is gone and nobody even mentioned the reason for Memorial Day. (And don’t get me wrong… we always watch the Indianapolis 500… Congrats to Dario Franchitti!)

I am a first generation American immigrant from a family full of more recent immigrants and one of my fondest childhood memories is of family events where I would sit and soak in the conversation and stories. My mother was German and served in the (German) Red Cross during WWII where she met my father, an Austrian soldier in a medical unit. They married in an American prisoner of war camp after the war (where the Americans made my mother a wedding gown out of gauze from the medical unit supplies). My grandparents went through WWI in Germany. My uncle and his brother served in the Korean War and their father served in the U.S. army in WWI. It was fascinating because we heard personal stories and accounts from several perspectives and since that time we have added relatives and friends who have served in Viet Nam, Somalia, the first and second Iraq conflicts and now in Afghanistan.

There is no greater country on earth than America and there is nobody that deserves more credit for the great lives we live and the freedoms we all enjoy than our Founding Fathers and our troops who have fought for us, sacrificed and given their lives to keep us safe and free for over 235 years, since before we were a nation. Unfortunately we are no longer teaching history in our schools and if you do learn some, it has generally been re-written. As citizens, parents, grandparents and patriots, it is our job to inform ourselves and to reverse this cycle by returning to teaching and learning history from “original sources” and passing it on.

If you can get there, a trip to Washington D.C. and Arlington Cemetery is the ideal Memorial Day trip or summer vacation destination. Some other great Memorial Day Weekend activities are visiting a Presidential Library or civil war battle field, watching the yearly special honoring our troops from DC, visiting a veteran’s grave locally or the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, reading a book about one of the wars we have fought in or about the founding of our nation and sharing about it over dinner or at an event. And watching a movie or movies (hopefully with some accuracy) about one of the wars and then perhaps following up on the history behind it is another. We all know that even the best films throw in a little “Hollywood” slant and sizzle (unfortunately sometimes too much), but the right movies can be a great place to spark our children’s interest in history and a jump off point for us to learn more!

The Bridge on the River Kwai

Some years, like this Memorial Day Weekend, when gas prices are high and the economy is slow a great weekend is just staying local and participating in or attending the city parade or event, visiting a nearby cemetery, catching the yearly PBS Memorial Day Special from DC and spending your time at home with family, friends (or even alone) eating some comfort food, reading a worthwhile book related to the holiday or our history and/or creating your own film festival of war movies. Below are a few to start with. There are many more that you can add to the selection. One of my favorite movies for both Memorial Day and the 4th of July is Yankee Doodle Dandy about George M. Cohan, starring James Cagney. It is a musical that some might say is a bit corny, but it highlights the patriotic music of our country and somewhat balances out the serious and somber war movies. The songs therein were songs every American child learned in school and every American could sing until recent years.

A few movie suggestions (always good and great at Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Veterans Day):

Saving Private Ryan (Blu-Ray)(WWII): Is at the top of almost everyone’s ‘best’ war movie or movie from that era list.

The Hunt for Red October (Blu-Ray) (cold war): This cold-war submarine flick is a must for author Clancy fans, starring Alec Baldwin and Sean Connery.

Tunes of Glory (post-WWII): A well-regarded 1960 film starring Alec Guinness and John Mills in post-war Scotland.

Das Boot (Blu-Ray) (WWII): A claustrophobic thriller set aboard a German submarine.

Hope and Glory (WWII): Funny and touching, it tells the story of the British home-front in World War II.

Danger UXB (WWII) (hard to find): A TV series from my mom’s post-Brideshead Revisited phase. It also takes place on the British home-front with a squad in charge of defusing unexploded German bombs (“UXBs”).

The Bridge on the River Kwai (WWII, pictured above): An all-time classic, again starring Alec Guiness and William Holden. A great collection for WWII buffs is the WWII 60th Anniversary Collection (The Guns of Navarone/From Here to Eternity/The Bridge on the River Kwai) (Includes Collectible Scrapbook)

Mrs. Miniver (WWII): More from the British home-front, starring Greer Garson.

The War – PBS 7-Part Special Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick (WWII): A “Peoples History” of WWII with all original footage and photos.

Lawrence of Arabia (WWI): Another classic, and one of my favorite “see it on the big screen” type of movie.

Letters from Iwo Jima (Blu-Ray) (WWII): Clint Eastwood’s deeply thoughtful look at the Japanese perspective of World War II. And the companion piece, Flags of Our Fathers (Blu-Ray).

M*A*S*H (Korean War): Robert Altman’s black comedy that spurred the long-running TV series, which is also available on DVD now.

Gallipoli (WWI): Not exactly uplifting, but a powerful drama.

Joyeux Noel (WWI): Another one from the Great War. It’s based on a true event in which opposing armies take a respite for the holiday. (Special Collection) I remember my dad telling stories like this from WWII.

Platoon (Viet Nam War): Best Picture of the Year Oscar Winner (1986) that was part of Oliver Stone’s trilogy of Vietnam War films, also including Born on the Fourth of July (1989) — winner of two Academy Awards and Heaven & Earth (1993)

The Patriot (Blu-Ray) (Revolutionary War): An emotional, vivid, and palpable story about a South Carolina Family during the Revolutionary War with an excellent cast including Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger.

Black Hawk Down (Somalia Conflict): Depicting the Battle of Mogadishu, a raid integral to the United States’ effort to capture Somali warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid.

North & South (Civil War mini-series): An epic series with Patrick Swayze and Kirstie Alley.

The Hurt Locker (Iraq-Afghanistan Conflicts) The little film that beat out the mega monen blockbuster; won the 2010 Best Picture of the Year Oscar.

American Soldier: The Complete History of U.S. Wars : As Seen On PBS : Complete 4 Disc Box Set -With Bonus : A Historical Overview Of American Weapons

Others worth a mention including some of my own favorites: Patton, The Clock, The Great Escape, Stalag 17, Casablanca, The Guns of Navarone, The Deer Hunter, Glory, Breaker Morant (hard to find DVD (VHS), We Were Soldiers, Midway, Dr. Strangelove, Buffalo Soldiers, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Forgotten Grave, The True Story of the Fighting Sullivans…, All Quiet on the Western Front, Band of Brothers, John Adams, Gone with the Wind… my favorite movie of all time.

Some great books to start or re-start your journey through America’s history with are: The Real George Washington; The Original Argument, A Patriot’s History of the United States…, Original Intent, Giants, The 5000 Year Leap, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, The Greatest Generation (on Kindle), War Letters, Being George Washington and Killing Lincoln.

There are many many more great films about American involved wars and the troops who fought them. Sorry if I missed one of your favorites! Unfortunately… “Freedom Is Not Free!!”, so we owe those who fought for us the respect of remembering and remembering the truth.

God Bless America, our troops, our veterans and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and their families!