So Now…Shall We Point Fingers

It is within the realm of possibility that the rhetoric of the Liberal, Progressive Democratic Party has contributed to these recent mass shootings with their venomous rhetoric that has been poisoning our culture for the last two and half years.
From the likes of Nany Pelosi’s urging “resistance,” to Maxine Waters’ inflaming “get in their face,” to former vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine’s rabble-rousing “take it to the streets,” to now a host of ambitious presidential wanabees, we have seen an unprecedented agitation toward public wanton, rebellious, aggressive, violent behavior.

It is well documented that main line Democrat/Liberal leaders such as Pelosi, Waters, Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Andrew Cuomo, and countless others may have incited this behavior with their incendiary calls for “resistance” against the present administration, its citizen proponents, its voters and followers, ranking office holders and their families, police enforcement, border patrol agents, and even against religious and conservative thought and leaders. They virtually sanction the disruptive tactics of such terror groups like Antifa, MS-13 and the militant Black Lives Matter.

Is it unrealistic to consider that our rash of domestic shootings flow from this stream of unending agitation through the megaphone of the media, that provoke individuals to enact their own form of “resistance,” “in your face,” “take it to the streets” actions to vent their frustrations, hatred and manic impulses on any of society’s targets?

But then there are those who suggest that it is the President’s rhetoric that has provoked this rash of shootings. His vernacular speech and rhetoric often deserves real criticism, for sure, much of which cannot be condoned. But it takes a cynical lack of intellectual integrity to regard the President’s tone and vision with the same moral equivalency as that foisted against him. Where in the breadth and width of our entire culture does the president have any media outlets that come to his defense on any issue?

These current reactionary movements that include not only his political opposition but academia, the arts and entertainment industry, mendacious media, and prodigal press portraying themselves as some kind of ennobled, patriotic “resistance,” are implicitly, by definition, “rebellion” in its raw and ugly form. They refuse to acknowledge that the President won his office by all legal and necessary lawful means. They refuse to acknowledge that he is leading the country in its wellbeing successfully in every category and index. They demonize his efforts to protect and enforce the security of our nation. In their gross selfishness and rage, their behavior can be characterized as rejection of all authority – rule of law, law enforcement, moral, religious, magistrate, logic, expert opinion, voter and legal judicial outcomes, universal and traditional heritage, and even a renunciation of true justice. Their actions can only be viewed as an anarchistic, hostile indifference to the looming, mortal impact on our societal harmony, successful social order, and national stability. Their lust for power flows without restraint. Resistance isn’t their strategy, rebellion is. Such is their pattern of contribution to the anguish and societal decline of our nation.
Joe Rogowski
“Life is a special occasion”
Hallmark Corporation

The Rising Tide of LGBTQ Protests and Civil Terrorism

In our present day culture, daily reports of aggressive, militant, and violent action of groups or individuals, driven by an oppressive hostility and political correctness against our civil institutions, social order, people of faith, holders of opposing political views, and even ordinary school children, grow in such numbers, frequency, and cruelty that they can only be characterized as “civil terrorism.”

Nowhere is this seen more than in any of our public forums, and our political discourse and interactions on any given day on any given topic.

This accelerating rise of rebellious and selfish behavior of these groups borders on anarchical. Their intent is to generate passivity, timidity, and fear in targeted populations, like the Church, conservatives, people of faith and even law abiding citizens, for opposing their ideologies and to pressure them into submission and silence.

As of July, 2018, Brietbart news organization has compiled a list of over 600 instances of harassment, intimidation, coercion, and violent acts of every form against such targets as teenagers, seniors, veterans, even military, single women, clergy, and opposing political figures and their families. By news accounts, that list has grown appreciably since then.

It is well documented that main line Democrat/Liberal leaders such as Maxine Waters, former vice-presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Andrew Cuomo, Pelosi, Kamala Harris, and countless others have incited this crudity with their incendiary calls for “resistance” against the present administration, its membership, its citizen proponents, its voters and followers, ranking office holders and their families, and even against religious and conservative leaders and adherents. They virtually sanction the disruptive tactics of such terror groups like Antifa and MS 13, and the militant Black Lives Matter and abortion factions. Currently, without stop, they attempt to overturn the legitimate election of the President with failed allegations of misconduct at every level, domestic or foreign, under any pretext.

Who can forget Nancy Pelosi lecturing the Pope with her demented view on Christian doctrine and Lois Lerner’s IRS secret targeting of conservative groups. Planned Parenthood and its supporters, of course, carry on their own unique form of civil terror.

This despicable behavior snowballs and then gives boost to the simple-minded to spit on the President’s son and insult members of Congress in restaurants, harass President staffers while fulfilling their duties to say nothing of hoodlums taunting weaker folks in fast food places, out shopping in malls, or on strolls in parks. And who can forget the attack on Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, one of the most principled members of Congress, who was assaulted in his own back yard, suffering three broken ribs. He still suffers with some breathing difficulties. His terror stricken wife now carries a hand gun.

Among the most egregious occurrences of civil terror has been against students or school faculty on college campuses. Instances of violence or threats against conservative students – and sometimes even conservative professors – are becoming commonplace even at some of America’s most prestigious universities, now crumbling pillars of free expression and thought. Students advocating Right-to-Life issues  are attacked, beaten, and their campus displays savaged without equal protection.  A recent speech by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’  at the formerly prestigious Northwestern University was disrupted by thuggery student protests. Sessions was brought to the Chicago-area school by a campus group, the Northwestern University College Republicans.

This trend is even seen expanding to the high school level. Is it unrealistic to consider that our rash of high school shootings flow within this stream of civil terrorism – students enforcing their own brand of “resistance” actions to express their hatred of society’s restraints on their selfish and demented whims?

Nothing reveals our culture’s civil terror more than that perpetrated by the homosexual/ transgender groups against ordinary Americans, not because of their political beliefs but because of their religious beliefs. As a protected class by positivistic, godless laws, LGBTQ groups use their power and influence to inflict unrestrained, catastrophic damage to ordinary citizens with attacks on their wage earning livelihoods and small businesses.  They threaten litigation against whole communities unsubmissive to their demands. Companies are pressured to drop their sponsorships of conservative TV programs.

Epitomizing this fractious behavior is the recent U.S. women’s World Cup soccer team, laden with lesbian/homosexuals, attacking the very foundations and principles of the country they’re supposed to represent while excluding players of opposing lifestyle views from qualifying for the team. In our punishing politically correct environment, with the protection of positivistic law, LGBTQs have the tools of control over societal personal freedoms, religious beliefs, and personal preferences. LGBTQ groups use their repressive and restrictive tactics to promote their own special interests and agenda with impunity, protected by laws unfounded and unchecked by religious influence and morals. Pastors and Christian activists known for protesting Drag Queen Story Hour events at libraries and abortion policies were recently ridiculed and mocked at a fundraiser for the abortion advocate, Planned Parenthood.

These current reactionary movements, nurtured by the mind molders of academia, the degenerate arts and entertainment industry, and the mendacious media that portray themselves as ennobled, patriotic “resistance” warriors, are implicitly, by definition, “rebellion” in its raw and ugly form. In their gross selfish and deranged mentality, their behavior is the specious rejection of all authority – moral, religious, magisterial, rule of law, law enforcement, logic, expert opinion, voter and legal judicial outcomes, universal and traditional heritage, and even a renunciation of true justice. On a national level, they refuse to acknowledge that the President won his office by all legal and necessary lawful means. They refuse to acknowledge that he is leading the country in its wellbeing successfully in every category and index.

The hostile actions of these groups can only be viewed as an ultimate indifference or even consent to the looming, mortal, disastrous impact on our societal harmony, successful social order, and national stability. Their selfishness and lust for power flows without restraint. Resistance isn’t their strategy, rebellion is. Their method is civil terrorism. And they enjoy the virtual sanction of the Democratic Party with its financial supporters, our liberal, extremist organizations, and our activist, biased judiciary.

Joe Rogowski
“Life is a special occasion”
Hallmark Corporation

Is Our Humanity Being Exploited?

One can have a hard time understanding how any caring parent could contemplate putting their children at risk by coming here illegally to break the law when they know the zero-tolerance policy that is in place and its enforcement so widely announced. What irresponsibility on the part of parents are we willing to condone, excuse, and reward in allowing them to use their own children as gambling chips and leverage in this whole movement to circumvent and subvert our laws? These parents are not only illegals but aren’t they criminally derelict and abusive toward their children in handling and exposing them this way?

And how is it possible for these supposed “asylum seekers” from Guatemala and Honduras, for example, to traverse 2,500 miles of Mexican territory to reach our borders when, if they’re in need of asylum, they have had it the minute they cross into Mexico? Or is it that they demand the luxury of deciding where and how they’re going to attain their asylum and snub the asylum that is readily available right at the border in Mexico – a setting and environment more culturally and linguistically appropriate?

Then too, how is it they are able to make those long arduous trips? Who is supplying their food, medical needs, transport, housing, etc., and moving them along vast distances with the prospects of reaching our borders to pressure and weaken our resources and national security? What human trafficking arrangement are they operating under? Or the DNC? Or the Clinton Foundation? Or is Mexico in collusion by facilitating this trafficking?

Most of us are familiar with the call of Jesus to help the poor and some of us have spent a measurable amount of time trying to do that. Obscuring the real issue of national security by ignoring the potential for law-breaking behavior, drug smuggling, camouflaged criminal element, and terror inherent in these population movements, while attempting to promote seedbeds of guilt with emotional pitch among law-abiding and well-intentioned folk is disingenuous.

Sinister forces would attempt to prevail on us to give…give…and give until we give away our ability to give. It would lessen our strength and ability for good in this world and be a form of national suicide. Forces that understand our respect for life and human dignity set out to exploit our humanity by fabricating and manipulating situations to goad feelings of guilt in us to weaken our will and have us yield on our realistic warranties for safety, security, and surety for our loved ones, our nation and posterity. It is fitting, proper, lawful, and essential to have safeguards and expect orderly and legal entry into our country.

Love,                                                                                                                                                    Joe Rogowski                                                                                                                                      “Life is a special occasion”                                                                                                                              Hallmark Corporation

The Mendacious Media

Burl Ives, the renowned folk singer, notable for having recorded over 100 albums and popular singles such as Have a Holly Jolly Christmas and Ghost Riders in the Sky, gave a memorable performance as “Big Daddy,” in the movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

In the movie, Ives’ “Big Daddy” character, irritated by the chronic discord in his family, becomes absorbed with the word “mendacity,” in what he sees as the habitual deceit and lying that goes on, routinely, not only in his family, but in life in general. Mendacity can be so thick, he says, one can smell it, as a pungent odor.

Our national Media, at low depths in public opinion, seem indifferent to the loathing as they continue to jam public awareness with their bias and ideologies, and even hatred. If it’s not the paparazzi, it’s contentious reporters or commentators demanding that national and public figures submit to their boorish demands, not for truth, but in their attempts to humiliate. Public servants, their families, and their supporters become targets of the biased, partisan press, so base as even to search for “dirt” on the wife of recent Supreme Court appointee Kavanaugh. Ann Navarro of CNN had no hesitation to disgracefully ridicule the president’s wife, Melania. 

This spirit of Mendacity has agitated our liberal, leftist media to produce an array of discredited, so-called experts, with dubious integrity and specious motives on their network talk shows. Their sole purpose is to foment resistance to our government, not for holding it accountable to the nation, but for self-interest and  to smear leaders in power, while encouraging lawless, anarchistic, violent protesters like Antifa and Black Lives Matter to help their causes. One can smell the mendacity. It has been on the rise for some time now.

Not too long ago, former respected icons of the field, most notably Dan Rather and Charlie Rose of CBS, Tom Brokaw and Brian Williams of NBC have lost credibility and suffered career upsets for less than truthful reporting. Brian Williams, after blundering through some math questions suggesting that Michael Bloomberg’s $500 million campaign spending worked out to $1 million for each one of the 327 million people in the United States, insulted Dr. Birx, one of our country’s main leads on the Covid-19 crisis, insinuating she was protecting the President in his deficiencies in managing the crisis. Dan Rather, in an incredibly naïve attempt to discredit the military service of George W. Bush, brought his ivory tower down upon himself with his fabricated story. Sadly, Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose admitted to the media’s utter failure, indifference, and lack of due diligence in vetting Obama, a virtual unknown at the time, and later not probing into the rising scandals in the Obama administration. NBC admitted to staging a fake crash test with the resultant fire of a General Motors pickup truck to discredit GM on one of their news programs for which they paid a hefty sum for the lawsuit settlement. Earlier mentioned notable personality of that news division, Brian Williams, was suspended from the network for lying in a resume on having been shot at in covering a military helicopter mission in Iraq. Worse still, none of the networks went into any depth on Hillary Clinton’s boastful, false claim that she had been shot at by a sniper on a visit to Bosnia.In very recent reporting on the Covid-19 crisis , in order to reek panic on the American people,  CBS News was found to be using video footage from an Italian hospital to describe prevailing conditions in New York. The Media Menace has become so unbalanced  and unfair one can smell it.

In a shocking and in almost unprecedented audacity CNN, along with six other far-left media outlets (the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, Politico, the New York Times, NBC and the Associated Press) had sued for the release of the names and home addresses of all of the jurors in the trial of Paul Manafort, former advisor to President Trump. As Bre Payton at The Federalist pointed out, “publicly outing the names and home addresses of jurors is considered ethically questionable, as outlined in the Reporter’s Committee for Freedom of the Press.” It is malicious to expose jurors to the public spotlight against their will when they don’t volunteer, they are summoned and selected. It was a vulgar attempt by the media, most especially CNN, to bully and intimidate private, everyday citizen-jurors into reaching a verdict that was more to their liking. (John Nolte-Breitbart News 8/17/2018). Mendacity is all around us.

The impact journalism and the media has made on our national growth and progress has been vital and certainly the nation owes past journalistic efforts an enormous debt of gratitude. Times have changed, however, as Mollie Hemingway, formerly of The Federalist, now of Hillsdale College, contradicts the myth that President Trump’s demeanor created this hostile climate in the media, by rightly declaring that it wasn’t the president that created this media vulgarity, it was the media’s vulgarity that gave rise to the advent of Donald Trump. Indeed, countless other prevarications go on incessantly on media TV news, interview, and talk shows.

To be better informed, in the interest of the nation, for further reference – just released: Unmasked: Big Media’s War against Trump – By L.Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham. Reveals the vicious lies and shocking deceits perpetrated against all Americans by the media. Do check this out…. NewsMax publishes books under the imprint of Humanix Books.                                                                                                                             Love, Joe Rogowski                                                                                                                                “Life is a special occasion”                                                                                                                     Hallmark Corporation                                                                                                                       


The Swamp, Mind Molders, Mendacious Media, Prodigal Press, & Cesspool Vs. Trump

As a young, clumsy high school sophomore, I recall someone describing an individual as “a man’s man.” Though unsure of its meaning, I inferred that it was to compliment an individual who was superior in qualities like leadership, courage, tenacity, strength, perseverance, wisdom, perhaps in loyalty, kindness, even charitable, all qualities which other men would easily admire.

The Swamp Establishment of our nation’s government has shown incivility, unending ineffectiveness, often greed, corruption, deviancy, and low regard for truth and integrity. Yet, in their piety, they persist in hindering the President’s good intentions and policies, characterizing it with their own low use of truth and wisdom because it fails to comport with their preferred agenda, even agitating for harassment of the President’s family and followers and disbelievingly suggesting impeachment and even a military coup.

Most notable, as an example, is the opposition’s Main-Man Mueller, who for two years now, to support his failed case, has been investigating the President, and spending millions of taxpayer’s monies in payments to his band of lawyers of the opposition party, with nary a hint of evidence of “collusion” with the Russians to sway our elections. It seems their intention is to oppose and smear the President no matter what the cost, no matter what the truth.

Not a surprise from the Democratic Party that actually had the name of God removed from their party platform in 2012. Later, their one mention of God was reinstated only when the Republicans were very vocal in their criticism. Still, when the one reference to God was reinstated into their platform, it was met with resounding boos and chaos on their convention floor. Perhaps the Democratic Party has no need for God. One must ask, do they practice atheism? Many of their policy pursuits suggest that’s true.

The Democrats, of course, are the ones who have pushed for the redefinition of marriage to be something other than between a man and woman though nature, biology, anatomy, logic, the Bible, and the historical record of the human existence declares otherwise. The Dems, too, through some of their leaders, would like to redefine religion as belief that is based on polls, their preferences, and political expediencies. Nancy Pelosi, for one, feels no reserve in lecturing the Pope on his defense of the right-to-life and for upholding traditional marriage. She seems to be OK with her Dem party leaders who advocate late term abortion up until birth and allowing born survivors of botched abortions to die by withholding life support feeding and care. You probably know that Dems have voted more than fifty times against a bill in the House of Representatives that would have protected and forbidden the killing of newborn babies who survive abortions. And recently, we have the ultimate dismissal of God as the sacred overseer to oaths validating testimony before a select House Committee by Mrs. Pelosi.

Not to be outdone, the Mind Molders of Academia, who have been indoctrinating and proselytizing the future leaders of our nation in their classrooms with their Socialist/Marxist worldview for decades, have been unabashed in their disdain for our President. Several of their radicals even suggesting to do him harm. So goes the love of country when our academic elites, full of arrogance and devoid of common sense, believe they are the messianic ones who possess the wisdom and rationale for regulating our culture, national security, and societal order, while castigating the common man as deplorable and dumb and attempting to embarrass his opinions, faith, and free speech.

Then, too, what would our nation be without our Mendacious Media that have been setting historic records for retractions of falsehoods, misleading quotes, and unfounded accounts in their reporting, while targeting and smearing people of faith, voters and supporters of the President, the President’s family, officials of his administration, former business associates, and anyone who would simply hope to see the President successful.

Incidentally, has anyone ever studied the worldview of the Prodigal Press? (Marvin Olasky’s term – notable since the Media and Press together have largely become the megaphones of the Socialist, Democratic, Liberal agenda.)

Years ago, in the only survey of its kind among 240 reputable journalists, 86 % had never been churched, 90% found abortion acceptable as a right, 70 % held views of the normalcy of the homosexual lifestyle, 54 % opined adultery is acceptable, 85 % vote Democratic, and most believe in the Utopian philosophy of man that bigger government and education will lead us to the perfect society because of their already discredited notions of the “nobility” of man.

And let’s not forget to mention that Cesspool of critics of the President that collectively qualify as the quagmire of our nation’s cultural degeneracy – the arts and entertainment industry.

In earlier history, two trends developed in art world, one in the 1700’s during the so-called Enlightenment, wherein art became more independent from moral traditions and religious restraints, and in the 1800’S during the so-called Secession.

In 1897, an artist’s movement “The Vienna Secession” took place in Vienna Austria, as part of a larger Secession trend with conclaves in Munich and Berlin. Although begun that way, it changed from a solely architectural movement to include visual arts and then, virtually, art of all types. They evolved as an anti-academic and anti-traditional movement where the range of any art form was encouraged and legitimized. There were no longer restraints to any specific artistic or architectural style.

Artists began isolating themselves into art communities and collegially and collectively became indifferent to public values. Art became decidedly more secular and more “private” and “internal” to the artist – virtually ignoring public tastes, often seeking shock value. Many artists lost all sense of community as the source and substance of art simply became the mind of the artist, not life reality or intelligible experiences. They often ignored the needs of the audience, became anarchical to standards, and predictably advocatory in promoting their own agenda and worldview.

Hence, now years later, we have our own arts and entertainment anarchists in a triple whammy – promoting their worldview, advocating for their agenda while appealing often to all the basest appetites of their audience for their self-aggrandizement and profit. Traditional and religious limits or constraints are slandered by them as they push to extend boundaries in visuals, morals, and dialogue and desensitize standards of public tastes. And what worldview do they advocate? Naturally, it’s the Socialist, Democratic, Liberal perspective which makes them unblinkingly hostile to the President and his agenda. More so, since the President, who admittedly was once of their company, has abandoned his former lifestyle to reform and transform into a more traditional and conventional family man, ethical businessman, citizen, and patriot.

Considering the widespread ferocity and virtually inhumane, mob-mentality opposition on so many fronts to his vision, his unwavering leadership, persistence, tenacity, and courage in continuing to function with confident speed, unabashedly and determinedly as President and Commander-in–Chief, President Trump may not qualify for the Nobel Prize, but for the poise and steadfastness he exhibits in the face of his deranged detractors, he surely deserves consideration, as he fearlessly governs onward, to be designated as “a man’s man”.

Love,                                                                                                                                                          Joe Rogowski                                                                                                                                            “Life is a special occasion”                                                                                                                           Hallmark Corporation

The Truth Failures Of Socialism

Socialism hardly gains a platform without its hostile, specious attacks on Capitalism as an evil system. Although Capitalism has no inherent morality as a system, critics attack the system instead of the selfishness that lurks within the hearts of individuals operating within it, just as in any other system. Current university students, burdened with demanding study schedules and tuition debt, have neither the time nor inclination to critically research and analyze the historic documented failures of former and current socialist/communist societies. In this modern era, it’s recorded that nearly half the nation’s students believe that socialism is an acceptable form of social and economic order for this country.
Thus, current students and our current millennials remain history illiterate in need of setting in motion a resurrection of their dormant enquiry.

Historically, the Socialist movement in America is not new. It was imbedded in the days of the founding colonies. When the colonist’s socialist experiment resulted in hopeless and dismal failure, a switch to capitalism energized the eventual recovery and remarkable survival of the colonies.
Socialists suggest that capitalism compels us to be evil, that socialism is more compassionate, its implementation will bring us to a supposed, greater level of virtue than capitalism, and that a redistribution of wealth will bring a greater state of justice and equality. They do not dwell on the cruel socialist regimes of Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Castro, Chavez, Kin Jung Un and others nor on the Holocaust, gulags, Cambodia, Rwanda and others. R.G. Collingwood, in his autobiography, suggests that if humanity wants to formulate a twentieth century philosophy, we need to pay heed to twentieth century history.

Socialism is often based on misguided, guilt-prompted notions of idealism “for the poor,” coexisting with an embellished and often rebellious critique of the nation’s system of capitalism as being evil because it’s “mostly for the rich.” Advocating for equal outcomes rather than equal opportunities remains the great snare of Socialism camouflaged in notions of redistribution of wealth.

While several nations do have socialist programs without necessarily a socialist economy, they do differ widely from the U.S. in lack of diversity and in the size of their populations. Finland, perhaps the only truly successful socialist nation on the globe, has a population 1/60th the size of the US. and a remarkably homogenous society.

Capitalism excels by recognizing the inherent worth, creativity, and work production of the individual, by releasing the citizen to greater enjoyment of freedoms and rewards through incentives, by the universal characteristic rise from poverty through the typical financial upward mobility of the worker, and by allowing for grievance corrections and reforms for the worker and for his workplace.                                                                               Love,                                                                                                                                                          Joe Rogowski                                                                                                                                            “Life is a special occasion”                                                                                                                                        Hallmark Corporation