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I don't suppose many of you remember bomb drills in grade school do you? We had them as often as fire drills. They taught us how to go into the most protected area of the school and get into a fetal position. My friends and I always referred to it as the bend over and kiss your behind good-bye position.

They say if we forget history we are bound to repeat it. This will tell you something about the 1960's when I was in college. Many students at that time were outright proponents of communism. As a mater of fact the more dope they smoked the more they loved communism. A popular T shirt in schools said "we have met the enemy and he is us". To a point that might be true, if we consider we get the government we deserve.

Anyway, I think this may give a new perspective to people who have never heard some of these things. Years ago we had what we called card carrying communists. A high percentage of these people were in Hollywood. Go figure.

Oh, if you have read any of the declassified KGB files it looked like the Russian's used three main avenues to infiltrate our political system, the media (news and entertainment), schools (education), and churches (I was actually told more than once that Jesus would be a communist). Now they tell us a community organizer.

Rosenberg Guilt Tip Of Iceberg
by Bernie Reeves
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Morton Sobell's confession should be considered as part of a pattern of Soviet mischief in America, a process still at work today.

Finally the obvious truth is free. Morton Sobell, who was arrested with Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and served 19 years in prison, has come clean and admitted they were all guilty of espionage against the US for the Soviet Union.

My freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1965, students were indoctrinated during orientation that the Rosenbergs were murdered by the imperialist and fascist American government for crimes they did not commit. The case is the cornerstone of the continuing anti-American propaganda that dominates academe and media today - followed in importance by the Alger Hiss case, another American serving as a Soviet spy who created a cottage industry in academic and media circles to maintain his innocence by denigrating the US.

Ronald Radosh, a former communist, appeared at the 2005 Raleigh Spy Conference I founded in 2003 to talk about his book Red Star Over Hollywood that exposes communists in the movie industry. In the early 1980s, while still an active communist, Radosh decided he would write the definitive book that proved the innocence of the Rosenbergs. He was shocked to discover they were guilty. At least, unlike his colleagues on the far Left, he told the truth in his book The Rosenberg File.

For his honesty, he was castigated and ridiculed by his left-wing friends at a public forum in Manhattan. This event led him away from the tentacles of the communists and into a career uncovering the reality that the Soviet Union forced its American devotees to issue party line propaganda under the disguise of locally grown and naturally occurring socialism. The Soviets were pulling the strings across the board, directing the early spies, the activists on campus and in the media - and the domestic terror groups in the US, Europe, South America, Africa and Japan. The Hollywood Ten and the Weather Underground alike were pawns of Moscow.

I actually attended the Venona Conference mentioned anonymously in the New York Times article about Sobell's confession. He and a cadre of his Left-wing friends constantly interrupted the conference in an effort to discredit the declassified data that nailed the Rosenbergs and Hiss and hundreds of others.

As Stanton Evans points out in his ground-breaking book on McCarthyism (Blacklisted By History), McCarthy was actually the victim, not the people he accused of being communists. The Wisconsin Senator was actually a target of the Soviets who recruited their American agents to discredit him and thus his effort to identify Soviet-controlled employees working in the federal government and the military. As Venona proves, McCarthy underestimated by a long shot the number of agents in positions in the US government. Of course Evans was subjected to attacks by the hardcore Leftists who still hold positions of influence in academics and media.

The point here is that school kids know all about the evils of McCarthyism and the "murder" of the Rosenbergs, but nothing about the real threat to America: US citizens working as Soviet agents to undermine the national interest and security. Morton Sobell's confession should be considered as part of a pattern of Soviet mischief in America, a process still at work today.

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Along those same lines. This will give some insight into the fallacies that persist today. The liberal thinking of the mid 1960's that was wrong, and some that still persists even though proven wrong.

September 21st, 2008

by George de Poor Handlery

1. Pie-in-the-face. It is reported that M. Sobel, convicted in the Rosenberg case for spying for the Soviets, admits now what he has been denying. He really was a Soviet spy. Along with the convicted and executed Rosenbergs. Even this will hardly convince those who have made the innocence of the Rosenbergs into their dogma. The correctness of such positions - as are causes such as "Cuba" and "Vietnam" which after his release Sobel fought for - are articles of faith. The main effect of the regret-free admission is not going to be the clarification of a case whose rational proof has been solid all along. What Sobel's role and his causes do is to put the unrepentant Hanoi Janes and those chanting "Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh" once again, with a pie in their face, into the company they deserve.

2. More pie-in-the-face. This time it is worn by the transatlantic Peace Activists. These are the people who have foolishly done their insufficient best to deprive us of the means of self-defense. Even if the USSR's successor state still guards the secret, stunning information emerges from some ex-Warsaw Pact states. Until the late '80s, the WP's planning assumed a nuclear and not a conventional war in Europe. The war was to begin with its unprovoked preventive tactical nuclear blow. NATO presumed the conflict to be avoided would grow out of a crisis and would initially be conventional due to the Soviets' massive superiority in this area. The WP's first strike would have aimed at the nuclear "disarmament" of Western Europe by destroying its nuclear arsenal with the unanticipable preventive surprise attack. Contrary to expectations, conventional operations - always practiced in maneuvers, as offensives - were to be only a mopping up operation. The presumed quick march to the Channel had its makeability in the nuclear crushing of organized resistance. In the waning decade of the Soviet system its military, cognizant of losing the high-tech armament race, felt that this trend justified and necessitated the unleashing of preventive nuclear war.

The first inference is that NATO's planning was strategically wrong. It assumed a Soviet conflict management that was not even close to their real concept. Nowadays, in new contexts, we are still repeating this mistake. It comes about by projecting onto the enemy one's own thinking that is the product of a political culture which is not theirs. The second insight regards the West's Left. As in the Rosenberg case, it is naïve to expect that the ageing activists will now do what they should. Those who went on the street for "détente" had it "all wrong" and, had they been successful, they would have improved the chances of Soviet strategy. Obviously, this would have made the implementation of the plans more likely. So they wind up through the revelations with a pie in their face. Accordingly, since they have "merely" misjudged the enemy and their own side, they should start to eat humble pie and cease self-celebrating their glorious "68."

3. The containment of the operations of an offensive force is no aggression. If you find reason to reckon that it will provoke the other side then you have just admitted how dangerous that opponent is. One of the current dangers is that Germany and some others might use the isolation of Russia to strike a separate deal. The justification: Russia's fears of the world are nurtured by isolation and that makes her more aggressive. The motive: its isolation might make Moscow offer a better deal. Call all this "rational principle traded for oil."

4. There is little doubt that Moscow will, in the future, exploit Europe's energy dependence and threaten the reduction of deliveries. Yes, ultimately Russia needs the revenue. Cold rooms and ovens are, however, immediate.

5. Tactical advice. Begin with using "wise old" Biden's experience to disqualify "young immature" Palin. Then shift gears. Use Obama's "youthful innocence" to demolish that old-hand, "fogey" McCain as a candidate. Say that you are pressed for time to do this before he is mummified.

6. Palin and Obama share some characteristics. Like Obama, Palin conveys a good gut feeling to audiences. Even if the writer does not share all her views, her charisma matches the taste of several segments of the electorate. At the same time, her candidacy contains defined positions of substance. Therefore, in Palin's case, going up in vapor if exposed to light is unlikely. Palin has been presented to the public months after Obama started his sales efforts. The conformist's non-conformist's attraction is emotional rather than substantive. Therefore, voters are less likely to tire of Palin than of Obama. As things are, the public might be showing signs of having its fill of Obama's celebrity show.

7. Quite unrelated to the sub-prime crisis, the industrialized world is in the midst of a cyclical adjustment. This is neither unprecedented nor unexpected. A complicating factor accompanies the process of selective contraction and general expansion and that, being a renewal, is the foundation of rising welfare. The complicating factor is a public that, being illiterate in economic matters, is unable to assess the causes and the purpose of the movement in which it is caught. The bewilderment is not accidental. Schools do not deal adequately with the subject. Furthermore, the instructors - being themselves old-fashioned products of a dated system - are intellectually and emotionally unprepared to deal rationally with the process that channels economic activity.

8. There is an upshot of the above. Once accelerated change and its (creative) dislocation alert the public, it reacts with the confusion that is to be expected from the uninformed. Whether a country is governed by some mutation of the Left - Britain, Spain and even Germany - or what passes as the "Right," such as the USA, those in power are blamed for the dislocation. In case we would be in a generally upward-expansive phase - as under the Clintons - the same people would be credited for the good times. A lesson should be learned in order to be able to chide or extol those that deserve it and not only the ones on whose watch "it" happens. The thing to know is that that the power of government and of politics over the economy is limited. Government's role is the most effective when - even if it means well - it ruins the environment in which the economy unfolds.

9. The publications I see like to point out that O. J. Simpson will be tried before an all-white jury. Would an all-black jury have been prominently mentioned? Alternatively, how about a jury of blacks in the case of an accused white?

10. Momin Khawarja, now a Canadian citizen, was caught with a remote-controlled trigger device to detonate explosives. His ingenious defense is that he did not mean to detonate in London but in Afghanistan. More dangerous than the bomb would have been is that such a defense can be mounted.

11. The Spiegel (Mirror) is the leading weekly of the German-speaking countries - their population is around 100 million. Issue 35 was dedicated to McCain and the cover page had his picture titled "The Cold Warrior." The next issue carries nine letters regarding the candidate. Seven are negative. Their totality suggests not only that Europe wants Obama. He is wanted for traits attributed and because these are assumed to be the opposites of McCain's. Ironically, Obama is trying to convince his electorate that these traits do not represent his values and his program. Now, to a blended summary of what McCain is said to be.

McCain got himself shot down while bombing a city full of civilians. True, McCain might have suffered in Nam; nevertheless, he has helped to wage a war of destruction against a defenseless civilian population. Therefore, one has to ask what else (but mistreatment) he could expect. May our good fortune save the world of a President McCain who dreams of the US ruling the world! The already existing instrument of domination is NATO. With the help of its new members the US succeeded to get Europe's support for the encirclement of Russia. It is also clear why Obama will not become President. What else could happen in a country ruled by gun-maniacs and conceit: moderates do not have the least chance there. The Americans do not have enough blacks to finally white wash that country as a vast majority of the whites will never vote for a man of color!

The good news regarding these views would be if their sources learned that these are falsifications and simplifications made to prevail in a political contest. The real bad news is that the letter writers honestly believe what they say.
It seems as if the Russian bear of old is back on the world stage, and we are going to have to confront the situation hopefully with president McCain not president Obama.
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