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Monday, December 17, 2018

Blog Intro to ‘Why You Should Be a Nationalist’

Intro by John R. Houk
© December 17, 2018



Has anyone noticed that Trump-inspired concepts of Make America Great Again and America First concepts have been boiled down by political pundits to Nationalism? In my mind the Trumpian concepts are Nationalistic BUT in the sense of Patriotism.

I use the word “BUT” because if you listen to today’s Dem or any Leftist ideologue, you would hear that “Nationalism” is akin to Nazism. Indeed, a Leftist worth their salt in ideology will point out the word Nazi (actually more accurately “NAZI”) in anglicized form derives from National Socialist German Workers’ Party. The anglicized initials came down to NSDAP derived from the German “Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei”. To Americans, Brits and other English-speaking nations (largely descended from Great Britain) the NSDAP simply became the Nazi Party or Nazis.

The point being today’s Leftists see the “National” and conveniently forget the “Socialist” portion of Nazi and equate the term with Right-Wing German racist nationalism. More on this modern Leftist propaganda equating national borders as racism and an enemy to the globalist utopia imagined by Leftist ideologues – in a later post.

For now, I want to assure you that Trumpian Nationalism is more akin to American Patriotism, American Exceptionalism and love nation and founding heritage.



PragerU has the assurance and proper explanation of Nationalism in a five and one-half video spoken by the author of The Virtue of Nationalism - Yoram Hazony.

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It’s undeniable: Around the world, nationalism is on the march, and the media and reigning political elites would have you believe this is a dangerous disaster in the making. So, why is Yoram Hazony, author of The Virtue of Nationalism, unafraid? Watch to understand.


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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Pray for a Spiritual Revival in America


I am guessing once the SPLC, American Lefties and LGBTQ militants get wind of this call for American spiritual revival call by the AFA; they will wet their collective britches in a truth vs. spiritual delusion moment.

JRH 12/16/18
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Pray for a Spiritual Revival in America


By Tim Wildmon, President
Sent 12/15/2018 7:16 AM

The LGBTQ socio-political agenda seeks to replace God’s truth about human sexuality with perversion as the societal norm. It has overtaken virtually every major American institution. The entertainment world, corporate America, education, and government have all been infiltrated by this rebellion against God. While they have been wildly successful in these institutions, they will not be satisfied until they have conquered the last one, the church.

Though they have penetrated many mainline churches, their objective is not yet complete. In many churches we have seen church discipline become a thing of the past. We have watched churches — though some with good intentions to evangelize — totally ignore the biblical mandate to equip the saints for ministry and God's unchanging call to holiness for Christ followers. The love of God has been twisted to manipulate the church into embracing all manner of wickedness. Yet, the Scripture tells us that God's love does not delight in evil, but He rejoices in the Truth.

Along with other groups, AFA is working to restrain the perversion of sexuality pushed by the LGBTQ agenda. We are grateful for the remnant of churches that have maintained biblical fidelity concerning human sexuality with courage and compassion. We applaud those which have resisted the assault of ungodly values on biblical truths. But we can only play defense for so long.

We desperately need a miracle, a Holy Spirit revival in America.

As the body of Christ, let's be transparent. Let's take time to examine the log in our own eye so we can effectively help our brother remove the spec from his eye. To restore biblical morality in sexuality in the entertainment world, education, government, and society at large, we must begin with the church repenting for its rejection of God’s Word and returning to the proclamation of the whole counsel of God with both grace and truth.

We, that is AFA and you, must be ready to overcome Satan's continued efforts to deceive by anticipating his tactics. We must study God's Word to show our selves approved, we become workmen who have no need to be ashamed but who correctly handle and share the Word of Truth. We need to be prepared to give a compassionate biblical response when we are verbally persecuted for using the Bible as our guide for life.

"But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander" (1 Peter 3:15-16).

In addition to this, we must pray, pray, pray! We urge you to examine yourself and pray about how you may be more involved in this critical crossroad in our culture. And we have resources for your use.

American Family Studios has created a handful of tools to help you and your church prepare to address this issue.




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Saturday, December 15, 2018

France Reaps Decades of Socialism and Open Borders



Brigitte Gabriel uses France’s current woes of Socialism, Islamic terrorism and Open Borders as an example of a warning to the United States of America.

JRH 12/15/18
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France Reaps Decades of Socialism and Open Borders

Posted: Dec 14, 2018 2:28 PM


As world leaders recently gathered in France to celebrate the centurion anniversary of the ending to World War I, French President Emmanuel Macron took it upon himself to attack President Trump, warning about the dangers of so-called “nationalism.” 

The arrogance of a Western world leader using such a unifying event to attack the elected leader of one of his nation’s closest allies aside, Macron would’ve done well to keep his own house in order before lending advice.

Just weeks later, Paris was ablaze with violent mobs attacking police and vandalizing some of France’s most precious historical sites. The world-famous Arc de Triomphe was laced with graffiti by a generation poisoned and brainwashed with socialist ideology, never satisfied with what their government could give them.

France spent decades pushing the same anti-nationalist ideology on its citizens, glorifying the European Union and heavily taxing the wealthy to give to the poor. Combine this with France’s decades of open borders, reluctance to celebrate their own rich culture, Western values and contributions to the world, and you get an angry, self-loathing and even violent citizenry. Suddenly there’s no more wealth to tax, no more jobs to hand out and no more national identity. 

Socialism has never worked in any part of the world in the entire history of civilization. Its consistent destruction of wealth, freedom and democracy has proven to be a recipe for national suicide. Combined with the open border policies that France embraced, you won’t just get poverty and civil unrest, but terrorism as well.

When I was a little girl, Beirut was dubbed “Paris of the Middle East.” Today, Paris is the Middle East of Europe and the “city of love,” has turned into the “city of chaos.” Decades of un-fettered immigration from the Middle East and North Africa has birthed sharia-ridden “no-go zones” and horrific terrorist attacks from the Charlie Hebdo massacre to the Paris bombings of 2015.

This type of radical transformation France has undergone is precisely what President Trump has been so desperately fighting against since his inauguration, with limited to no help from his own party. 

As we march closer and closer toward a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, time is running out on our nation’s ability to reverse course and protect itself from becoming like France—a nation with no unity, no identity and no safety. 

We need not look all the way across the Atlantic to see what the future holds for our nation if it refuses to seal its southern border, grants amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants and continues to elect anti-American socialists to political positions of power. Just take a look at what unvetted immigration and socialism has done to the liberal haven of California over the past few decades.

Sanctuary cities such as San Francisco that provide safe haven for illegals such as Kate Steinle’s killer have become places of squalor, ridden with homelessness and filth. In fact, San Francisco's streets are so filthy that an infectious disease expert recently placed it amongst some of the dirtiest cities in the entire world!

Recently, an investigative unit surveyed 153 blocks of San Francisco, in which it found countless mounds of trash and food lining the streets, at least 100 discarded needles, and wait for it, more than 300 piles of human feces.

This is San Francisco we’re talking about, not Mumbai.

By the way, it’s worth pointing out that one of San Francisco’s congressional representatives happens to be none other than soon-to-be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who is vehemently opposed to a wall. Good to know Ms. Pelosi has her priorities in order.

Taxes are through the roof in the “Golden State,” prompting many businesses to move to more free-market friendly locations such as Texas or Florida. As wealth continues to leave the state, the taxes will inevitably climb even higher, as lawmakers attempt to keep their constituents as well as illegals happy. Sooner or later, there won’t be enough wealth to tax, and the state will be bankrupt. The result of this will likely be violence, vandalism and chaos on a scale even larger than what we’re witnessing in Paris.

The solution to all of this? America first.

Wait, you mean, “nationalism?”

Let the leftist fools like Macron, who currently enjoys an approval rating of less than 20 percent in his own nation, call it whatever they want. It’s time to do what’s best for America and its people.

It’s time to build a wall to protect not only our citizens but our identity, and it’s time to call socialism what it is—an evil and destructive, anti-American ideology that has led to nothing but poverty and disaster wherever it raises its poisonous head.

America is and should always remain a capitalist nation that defends its borders and celebrates its national identity and Judeo-Christian values. As proven by France’s continued fall from grace, failure to do so will result in cultural, economic and political destruction.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday’s Public Hearing to Reveal “Explosive” Information


It’s been about two years (give or take) since Crooked Hillary and Slick Willie evidence began to be exposed to the public. A lack of smoking gun dot connections, a coverup-minded Obama Administration and a colluding Mainstream Media (MSM) have protected the Clintons for quite some time.

So, I wait with baited breath in hope this Sara Carter article will prove true that a hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee are deserving recipients of criminal Justice.

JRH 12/13/18

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Clinton Whistleblowers: Thursday’s Public Hearing to Reveal “Explosive” Information

By Sara Carter
December 12, 2018 | 3:31 PM EST


A trove of documents on the Clinton Foundation alleging possible pay for play and tax evasion have been turned over to the FBI and IRS by several investigative whistleblowers, who will be testifying in an open hearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Thursday, according to the committee and lawmakers.

Roughly 6,000 documents that are expected to reveal the nearly two-year investigation by the whistleblowers with a private firm called MDA Analytics LLC, which allegedly turned over the documents more than a year and a half ago to the IRS, according to John Solomon, who first published the report last week in The Hill

The whistleblowers are former federal criminal investigators, who allege that the Clinton Foundation was “engaged in illegal activities and may be liable for millions of dollars in delinquent taxes and penalties,” according to Solomon.

The Department of Justice and the FBI’s Little Rock, Ark. field office, which is believed to be investigating the foundation, have allegedly obtained the documentation from the whistleblowers as well, according to lawmakers who’ve spoken with the whistleblowers.

Clinton Foundation officials could not be immediately reached for comment.

However, a former whistleblower, who has spoken with agents from the Little Rock FBI field office last year and worked for years as an undercover informant collecting information on Russia’s nuclear energy industry for the bureau, noted his enormous frustration with the DOJ and FBI. He describes as a two-tiered justice system that failed to actively investigate the information he provided years ago on the Clinton Foundation and Russia’s dangerous meddling with the U.S. nuclear industry and energy industry during the Obama administration.

William D. Campbell’s story was first published by this reporter in 2017. He turned over more than 5,000 documents and detailed daily briefs to the bureau when he served as a confidential informant reporting on Russia’s nuclear giant Rosatom. Campbell worked as an energy consultant, gaining the trust of Russians and providing significant insight into Russia’s strategic plans to gain global dominance in the uranium industry. He reported on Russian’s intentions to build a closer relationship with Obama administration officials, to include then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as reported. The documents he turned over to the DOJ, which were reviewed by this news site, showed Campbell had also provided highly sensitive information both related to the uranium case, as well as other intelligence matters, since 2006.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller was the director of the FBI at the time Campbell was a confidential informant and according to Campbell, the information was briefed to Mueller by his FBI handlers.


“(Mueller) received the documents, copies of which I still have, over a period of years and ignored a national security threat to the United States because of his political preference,” said Campbell, who said he is frustrated that the investigation into the Clinton Foundation and the other information he provided was apparently ignored years ago.

“These men were in charge of transport of nuclear materials (inside the United States) while committing criminal activity here in the United States and signing major US utility contracts,” said Campbell, referring to the information he provided the FBI on the American company Transportation Logistics International, also known as TLI, was the primary transport company for Russian enriched uranium sold to the United States.

“One teacup of what they were transporting both domestically and abroad could close down Wall Street or Washington,” Campbell warned. “(Mueller) ignored and delayed their arrests over years while I was risking my life undercover and interacting with these (Vladimir) Putin appointees both here in the United States and overseas.”

But Rep. Mark Meadows, chairman of the Freedom Caucus and member of the committee, said this time it will be different. He noted that the investigation is apparently ongoing with the FBI and DOJ and believes the information being delivered for Thursday’s hearing to be ‘explosive’ in nature and may help connect the dots.

Meadow’s told Fox New’s Martha MaCallum Tuesday, “the American people, they want to bring some closure, not just a few sound bites, here or there, so we’re going to be having a hearing this week, not only covering over some of those 6,000 pages that you’re talking about, but hearing directly from three whistleblowers that have actually spent the majority of the last two years investigating this.”

Meadows, who’s also on President Donald Trump’s short-list to replace Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly, noted that some “allegations (whistleblowers) make are quite explosive.”

“We just look at the contributions. Now everybody’s focused on the contributions for the Clinton Foundation and what has happened just in the last year,” he said. “But if you look at it, it had a very strong rise, the minute she was selected as secretary of state. It dipped down when she was no longer there.”

“And then rose again, when she decided to run for president. So there are all kinds of allegations of pay-to-play and that kind of thing,” Meadows added.


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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Cave to Islamic Culture or Remain American Culture?


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© December 12, 2018


Justin Smith found an article reporting on Muslim employees working at an Amazon plant – wait for it – in Minnesota. The same Minnesota that has been the recipient of huge amounts of counter-American-culture Muslim refugees. Minnesota has apparently imported enough America-hating Muslims to elect a Muslim Attorney General that has schmoozed with Islamic terrorist loving organizations such as CAIR and who also associates with Jew-hating racist Louis Farrakhan. Yup, that would be the former DNC Co-Chair Keith Ellison elected in November to be the next Attorney General of Minnesota.

I have no doubt Muslim refugee influenced voters to elect Ilhan Abdullahi Omar into Office who replaced Keith Ellison in Minnesota District 5 as the Dem Representative in November election. Even though Omar campaigned an Israel neutral campaign, after her victory she unsurprisingly displayed an allegiance to the Islamic terrorist paradigm of a Palestinian State replacing Israel which would mean another Jewish Holocaust this time within the Jewish Homeland. Omar received campaign support from CAIR which has a proven association with Islamic terrorist/Jew-Hating Hamas which in turn is the Palestinian subsidiary of the global Caliphate-minded Muslim Brotherhood network.

Understanding Minnesota’s two high profile elected Muslims to the crazy part of Islam, you have to wonder where their votes came from. A Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News article talks about the election demographics in Minnesota District 5:


… The district, which covers Minneapolis and some surrounding suburbs, is growing. Since 2007, it's gone from 583,700 residents to roughly 708,000 now, the largest of any in the state.

And many of those residents are young — and trending younger. The 5th is Minnesota's youngest district by far, with a median age of 34 years old, down from 37 years old when Ellison was first elected [Blog Editor: Ellison elected 12 years ago].


The millennial age group, ranging from 22 to 36 years old, also makes up the greatest share of the voting-age population in the district at 35 percent, or more than 200,000 voters. (Are demographics destiny in the 5th District? By Briana Bierschbach; MPR News; 8/7/18)

Keep in mind the dominate political party is a local populist party that has increasingly leaned Left - Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL). The DFL is local but national purposes caucuses with the Democratic National Committee (DNC - aka Democratic Party, I often shorten to “Dems”). High School and College age students have been groomed for decades in Multicultural Marxist-Socialist principles. Hence, the largest voting age group that are non-Muslim are so brainwashed into Multiculturalist principles they have little to no concept voting for Muslims pretending to Left of Center are supportive of Ellison and Omar regardless of their un-American pro-Islamist and Jew-Hating racist associations.

Due to the amount of Muslim refugees primarily from Somalia, there was also an affinity from this unnaturally large voting block to vote for all things Islam. Consider this excerpt from SC (as in St. Cloud, MN) Times:

ST. CLOUD — Anecdotal evidence, exit polls and overall turnout rates indicate Minnesota Somalis voted in high numbers last week.

To leaders and experts, it was a demonstration of political enthusiasm as well as a glimpse of the community's potential elective power.

The Somali community is getting more politically active and more Somalis are running for public office and winning, including Ilhan Omar, who will be one of the first Muslim women to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. 


The community now has representation in the Minneapolis City Council, the Minnesota Legislature and U.S. Congress. 


Somalis as a group tend to be politically oriented, and certainly community oriented, Abdi said. They have a tradition of passing along information to one another by word of mouth. The Somali language was only written down in the 1970s, meaning its oral traditions have continued, she said. 

Another factor is that for so long, Somalis have been denied the opportunity to participate in government by civil war, a failed state and decades spent in refugee camps.

"They are beginning to embrace the opportunity to be able to make a difference with the vote," Abdi said.

Many families also have a vested interest in the outcome. They have families in the refugee resettlement or immigration pipeline, waiting to come to the U.S.


Motivated by Trump, against hate

The negative rhetoric around immigration and refugees by Trump and other politicians has motivated the community, Abdi said.

"It's so shocking and so horrifying. It defies the hope they experienced with the hope of Obama," Abdi said. "It's inspiring people to say we have to stand up and we have to defy the network of hate. We have to refuse to be villainized or to be called criminals." 



Friends, the American Left has been remarkably successful in transforming America into the portrait THEY want Americans to see as normative. The Leftist transformation began long before Barack Obama was elected removing all doubt of the Leftist agenda to change American-Christian values into the values the Dems defiantly tell their listeners are actual American values. Namely, Multicultural Secular Humanistic values devoid of a Judeo-Christian influence yet deceptively accepting of all other religious faith values, even those religious values such as in Islam which would destroy the Left if became the politically dominant vision.

Now to the Justin Smith post on the Facebook Group Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists. Justin discovered that an Amazon plant in Minnesota staffed primarily by Somali Muslims wanted to go on strike due to increased work load. The Somalis apparently are not protesting increased labor as much as being upset the work load allegedly removes the ability to pray five times a day during the work period. The article is quite pro-Islam portraying Muslims as victims even though in American culture, secular oriented businesses are not expected to make special provisions for one’s religious beliefs. The article’s title is “Amazon’s Somalian Employees Planning ‘Massive’ Protest at Minnesota Facility Before Christmas”. As if Muslims care about the Christian significance of Christmas. The Amazon owner – Jeff Bezos - is quite Left-leaning (some describe as a social Liberal/pro-Capitalist Libertarian). I suspect and thus probable bend to the counter-culture demands of the Muslim Somalis.

Here are Justin’s thoughts on upset Muslim Somalis and Amazon:

This is just one more of the Muslims' ploys to undermine society. They typically attempt to force host nations, the regions and localities they inhabit, to acquiesce to special treatment of Muslims, especially where Ramadan is concerned.

In America, we have equality under the law and the U.S. Constitution, not privilege. But Muslims want validation as Muslims first and privilege above all others, due to the supremacy doctrines within the Koran.

Make Muslims assimilate fully or leave the country. If they are not here to be Americans first, or at least to truly live here peacefully and in accordance with the Constitution and laws as applied to everybody, they should be made to leave ... exile and deport them all. ~ Justin O Smith (Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists; 12/9/18 8:42 PM)

Yup, Justin and I concur.

JRH 12/12/18


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