Sunday, August 31, 2008

Obama & Election/Defeat By Racism

Some have claimed that, if Senator Obama loses the upcoming election, it will be because of (Only) anti-Black racism. In a pigs eye! If that were the case, he would never have received the nomination of his party built on more White than Black votes.

It seems more like that if he wins the November 4th election, it will be because of largely race-based (Racist), rather than issue-based, voting by Black voters.

Inexperienced Vice-Presidents

The Democrats are making much of the presumed Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin's lack of foreign affairs and national defense knowledge. Perhaps they should reflect on the fact that their party's President Harry S. Truman was kept in the dark, by FDR and his Administration, as to the most important aspects of such subjects until he became President. The classic example of this was his not being previously informed of the A-bomb program and the potential of that weapon.

Perhaps, they should also reflect on the careful and ongoing training and preparation given by Republican President Ronald Regan to Vice-President George H. W. Bush, the later being also without much, if any, such prior experience. I suspect that President John McCain will wisely follow the later example.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Which Party? Quiz With Answers!

Which US political party was the chief supporter of slavery and, after-wards, of "Jim Crow" laws and segregation? Which party led us into World War-I, after promises to not do so, and did so with an antique army, no air corps and a rusty navy? Which party led us into World War-II by arrogant diplomacy and economic aggression while our army had to practice with wooden guns and trucks-as-tanks? Which party led us into the worst war scenario (Viet Nam) we have ever entered and then micro-managed it into our defeat? Which party so diminished the reputation of the USA that the third rate theocracy of Iran could take over our embassy and hold many Americans hostage until a different party's candidate was elected president? Which party attempts to remove religion from its historical and constitutionally protected place in the public sector? Which party continues to support the Anti-Black, racist, program of abortion? Which party wishes to limit free speech by imposition of a speech rationing "fairness doctrine"? Which party continues to resist efforts to protect the purity of the vote by not allowing such measures as would block the dead, non-citizens and double-voters from the polls? Which party does not trust the adult, sane and law abiding citizens of the USA to keep and bear arms? Which party controls the Congress with its programs of pork-barrel spending, "ear marks", lower-than-the-President public confidence AND no programs to solve the energy and illegal immigration problems? Which party has failed to name a women to the highest elected and non-elected posts in the land?


Which party motivated the American People to insure that the Union was held together in the 1860s and began the liberation of Blacks in this nation? Which party supports true equal rights (Not special privileges!) for all US citizens (And, to the extent permitted by our democratically passed laws) legal immigrants? Which party (Generally) supports individual rights to the "free practice of religion", free speech, free press, full voting rights for all qualified voters and (As recently confirmed by the US Supreme Court) the right to keep arms? Which party's President-Elect frighted the mad-mullahs of Iran into releasing the US embassy hostages? Which party's president effectively ended the (First?) Cold War? Which party's presidents first defeated the international aggression of the genocidal president of Iraq, then (Upon his treaty violations) removed him from office and maintained the successful efforts to defeat international terrorism in that nation. Which party has had, as its highest non-elected official (The Secretary of State), a Black woman? Which party will nominate the first woman in history to the post of Vice-President(Other than the pre-doomed nomination of Geraldine Ferraro) of the USA (With a pretty good chance of becoming the first female President of the USA)?


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Honoring Ted Kennedy & Minute Of Silence

On the first day of the Democrat Party Convention there is to be a special honoring of Senator Ted Kennedy. Perhaps, that event should include a minute of total silence to remember and honor Mary Jo Kopechne. Who? Did you forget? On July 18, 1969 Ms. Kopechne left a party of married men, including Sen. Kennedy, (Whose wives were not present) and young women with Sen. Kennedy and ended up dead in a pond while the good senator fled the scene and then attempted to cover up his responsibility for that not quite 29-year old woman's death.

It appears that "honor" has strange meanings within the Democrat Party.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Poll Tax VS. Right To Keep Arms

There was a time when some Southern states used a "poll tax" to exclude Blacks, Native Americans and poor Whites from executing their individual right to vote. Although the final destruction of those, very Unamerican, efforts was the enactment of the 24th Amendment to the Constitution, the basis of such a reversal in this and other civil rights cases was the "equal rights provisions" of the 14th Amendment.

In the next campaign to ensure full and individual civil rights to those Americans who wish to buy and keep arms, I suggest that the same "equal rights" precedents be applied in overturning those right-killing charges.

It seems to me that the very costly registration, registration application, special taxes on ammunition and "gun inspection" fees are all reincarnations of a poll tax designed to keep poor or "less rich" people from keeping arms.

We should all keep in mind that, even after the poll tax was limited or eliminated, some jurisdictions attempted to achieve the same results by administrating impossible to understand questions and those subject to the arbitrary-and-capricious decisions of the anti-rights examiners. We should take the position that American citizenship, the statutory age of adulthood and freedom from dangerous mental disease or criminal record should be the only test to keep (And bear?) arms.

On the other hand, perhaps we should enact a $Million per year tax on daily newspapers to be paid before they print editorials as a demonstration of possible limits on the Bill Of Rights that so many wish to apply to keeping arms or the "free practice of religion".

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Limits Of Forgiveness-2 & Mark Shea

In his most recent "National Catholic Register" column ("Remember The Real Enemy"; August 17-23, 2008) Mr. Mark Shea preached to us as to "forgiveness".

It appears that Mr. Shea requires of us a greater gift for forgiveness than does the Church which requires: A desire for the Sacrament; Acknowledgment and declaration that what we have done is wrong and sinful; The request for forgiveness; And, some temporal punishment (Now generally reduced to a few prayers). Has the Church erred in this setting of standards? I think not!

The Muslim who takes pride in following the teachings of Mohammed to use murder, rape, genocide, robbery, etc. to advance Islam (And his own desires for sex and power) is far from meeting the noted preconditions for forgiveness. The atheist academic who takes a infantile and anal-retentive pride in desecrating the Eucharist has likewise excluded himself from the possibility of forgiveness baring some future conversion and redemption.

If the Christ whipped the money changers out of the Temple grounds to defend the honor of his Father, as Mr. Shea claims, then why should we restrain ourselves from inflicting temporal punishment on those who would, as Muslims, destroy the Church and subject Christians to slavery OR, as the noted professor, attack the honor of the Son? [If Mr. Shea wishes to follow St. Paul, then let me and others follow St. Bernard of Clairvaux who pointed out the need to sometimes use "the edge of the sword" to defend Christ and His Church. (1.).]

Mr. Shea's prideful preaching does, as Mr.Shea notes, remind me that Satan is the real enemy; But also that pride was his major offense.

(1.) De Laude Novae Militae

Thursday, August 14, 2008

In Defense Of Atomic Energy

The letter below was sent to Milwaukee's "alternative", weekly and far left newspaper in response to a column opposing atomic energy plants.
2321 South 82 Street
West Allis, WI 53219


Being an honest conservative I do read the columns in your paper with the intent of balancing out input from other, much more "right wing", sources. Who knows? Someday, I might find myself or my sources in error and change my views and resultant actions (eg Voting).

Yet, Mr. Joel McNally's ongoing parade of ignorance as to almost any subject he discusses has done nothing to encourage my ongoing efforts to view the world and its people in a fair way.

In your most recent (August 14-20, 2008) issue Mr. McNally's "Croaking Canaries" presents his considerable (Paraphrased quote) "subtraction from the sum-total of human knowledge" in the areas of terrorism and of nuclear-power engineering.

Your readers, editors and (Most specially) Mr. McNally should remember the following.
1. The movie "The China Syndrome" was fiction and should not be put up as an example
for discussion of scientific or engineering topics any more than the radical and
unqualified exponents of the "twin towers as USA sponsored sabotage" fools should
override the best engineering minds of this and other nations.
2. The Chernobyl (The Ukraine) nuclear disaster was an almost classic example of
SOCIALIST engineering, design, lack-of-proper-controls and bureaucratic stupidity
considered inferior even at that time.
3. The Three Mile Island incident probably released less radiation than too many the coal powered power plants do today.
4. I have not read Mr. John Fuller's "We Almost Lost Detroit"; But, that author's prior
dedication to the supernatural and space-aliens (And lack of apparent engineering
background) leads me to wonder why anyone would use that as a base-line for a
reasoned discussion of nuclear power plants. {We still have Detroit--Damm it!]
5. The engineering of modern nuclear power plants (In such places as Japan and France) do allow of minor fires and, perhaps, very minor radiation leaks----Which have all been quickly and safely contained.
6. The nature of such plants' reactor vessels are now such that I doubt that even a "9/11"style Islamic terrorist attack would crack them and cause a melt-down.
7. The real and acknowledged great terrorist attack targets are oil refineries and, mostof all, those ships which move Liquid Petroleum Gas on the seas and into our ports.
8. As a practical matter, the real terrorist threats are: The level of violent Black-on-Black crimes in most urban settings; The growth in power of largely Latino gangs flowing out of Latin-America, through California and into the rest of the USA; And, the instant jihads of such Muslims who suddenly decide to attack "the unbelievers" as Mohammed Taheri-Azar who has been convicted of attempted murder by his driving a sports-utility vehicle into a crowd at the UNC campus OR the highly educated and well paid Muslim doctors who attempted to blow up the Glasgow (Scotland)
air port.

I do look forward for your many well written (If far "to the left") columns; But, find Mr. McNally's deviation from reality well beyond even my tolerance.

Sincerely yours,
James Pawlak

PS---As usual, please do forward this note to Mr. McNally, along with a book on
engineering principles and instructions for self first aid in case of stroke.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Letter To Sen. Obama RE: Race In USA


2321 South 82 Street
West Allis, WI 53219
(414) 545-1884

10 August 2008

Senator Barack Obama
P.O. Box 8102
Chicago, IL 60680

Dear Senator Obama:

You have said we need to tale about race in America.

Fair enough. But this time, it has to be a two-way conversation. White America needs to be heard from, not just lectured to.

This time real Americans need to have their convictions, grievances and demands heard. And among them are these:

First, America has been the best country on earth for black folks. It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known. [You might compare the state of Blacks in this country with the political-economic disaster area which is Black Africa after White rule.]

MR. Wright ought to go down on his knees and thank God he is an American.

Second, no people anywhere has done more to lift up Blacks than White Americans. Untold millions have been spent since the '60s on welfare, food stamps, rent supplements, Section 8 housing, Pell grants, student loans, legal services, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credits and poverty programs designed to bring the African-American community into the mainstream.

Governments, businesses and colleges have engaged in discrimination against White folks - with affirmative action, contract set-asides and quotas -- to advance Black applicants over White applicants.

Churches, foundations, civic groups, schools and individuals all over America have donated time and money to support soup kitchens, adult education, day care, retirement and nursing homes for Blacks.

It was, for the most part, White men who gave up their blood, limbs and lives to insure the slavery supporting South did not leave the Union and to enact those changes in our Constitution as gave Blacks the right to work for full equality.

We hear the grievances. Where is the gratitude??

You have spoken about new 'ladders of opportunity' for blacks. Go to Altoona And East Lancing And Atlanta And Milwaukee and ask the white kids in Catholic schools how many were visited lately by Ivy League recruiters handing out scholarships for 'deserving' white kids?

Is white America really responsible for the fact that the crime and incarceration rates for African-Americans are seven times those of white America ? Is it really white America 's fault that illegitimacy in the African-American community has hit 70 percent and the black dropout rate from high schools in some cities has reached 50 percent?

Is that the fault of white America or, first and foremost, a failure of the black community itself?

As for racism, its ugliest manifestation is in interracial crime, and especially interracial crimes of violence. Are you aware that while white criminals choose black victims 3 percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time?

Are you aware that black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, that black-on-white robberies were 139 times as common in the first three years of this decade as the reverse?

We have all heard ad nauseam from the Rev. Al about Tawana Brawley, the Duke rape case and Jena . And all turned out to be hoaxes. But about the epidemic of black assaults on whites that are real, we hear nothing.

We must now insist that the word “discrimination” be returned to its use to define the making of choices between what is good and what is bad.

Sorry, Barack, some of us have heard it all before, about 40 years and 40 trillion tax dollars ago.

Hopefully yours,
James Pawlak

cc DNC---via US Mail
Senator Herb Kohl---via US Mail
Mr. F. James Sensenbrenner---via US Mail

Monday, August 04, 2008

Catholic Church, Science & Universities

The most recent issue of "Discover" magazine contained the article "The Vatican's Secret Science Club", which "secret" appears to be more a matter of neglect or outright bias by the more general and less fair media. This article described the official and centuries old foundations of science within the Church. It does appear than no article, including this one, as to science and the Church, can proceed without noting the rare errors (Detected by today's 20/20 hindsight) made by the Western Christian Church in dealing with such philosophical or scientific dissenters as Galileo or, probably for his non-scientific endeavors, Giordano Bruno.

Even the author, the excellent Michael Mason, skipped over one of the great truths and accomplishments of the Catholic Church as to science and knowledge: That is its attention to logic and reason in Theology is at the basis of our scientific world as its schools of Theology, Philosophy and Cannon Law are the true base upon which our entire university system is built. No other tradition can claim such an effect on human life, thinking and civilization. The Islamic schools remained locked into the limits set by the Koran and the Hadith (The traditional sayings of Mohammed). The Eastern Christian Churches never developed the like of the University of Paris, Oxford, Krakow and other like schools, perhaps because of suppression by Islamic rulers or the East's suspicion of anything from the West.

Newton, Copernicus, Bohr, Stephen Hawkins (A member of the Pontifical Academy Of Sciences) and too many others to note here were all products of universities set in the traditional framework built upon the foundations set by and often funded by the Latin Rite Catholic Church or rulers committed to that Faith. After all, the only such university well sources of knowledge and thought outside of the Western World are copies of those founded in Catholic Europe.

Departing from the hard sciences, the worth that the Church places on each "Soul" (Person) and its application of that value to the study of law is the source of "Natural Law" reflected in our Declaration Of Independence and Constitution.

It may be that the described attention of the Church to science is only an adjunct to its declared purpose of the saving-of-souls. However, it does appear that reliance on science and logic is superior, for that purpose, that a commitment to Islam's sword or the goal of nullity of some Eastern philosophies.