The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Friday, July 31, 2015

The 4 Cardinal virtues

I saw this over Here.  This is a site for what I call guys with a traditional value system.  No metro-sexual girlie men you will find there.  I really liked what the site said, and I rarely cut and paste someones else's work,  I used their words, but I used my own pictures rather than what they had.  I figured my circle of bloggers will enjoy it since in my mind we also have the same kind of virtues.  I was going to post it tomorrow...but I hit "publish" rather than "schedule"...Oh well....it will help make up for my lack of postings earlier this week.

Traditional Christian theology names faith, hope, and charity as the theological virtues. They are directly imparted to the believing Christian by the grace of God and are not attainable through the natural order. They are called theological because they have God for their immediate and proper object; because they are divinely infused; and because they are only known through divine revelation.
Grace perfects nature and the three theological virtues are the flowers of the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. The word cardinal comes the Latin cardo, translated as “hinge.” Whether you’re a lifelong Christian or a Godless heathen, the cardinal virtues are part of the natural moral order and can be cultivated through self-discipline and hard work. We must cultivate them if we expect to live a happy life in this world.

It’s difficult to overstate how much Greek philosophy has influenced Christian theology. Plato identified the four cardinal virtues with a corresponding class of citizen in The Republic.
Temperance applied especially to farmers and craftsmen, i.e. those who provided for our bodily appetites. Fortitude was the necessary virtue of the soldier and corresponded to our spirit. Prudence was the virtue of the ruling class. Justice stood outside the system and governed the relationship between the other three classes and the virtues.
The Roman statesman Cicero also emphasized the four:
Virtue may be defined as a habit of mind (animi) in harmony with reason and the order of nature. It has four parts: wisdom (prudentiam), justice, courage, temperance.
And the deuterocanonical Book of Wisdom 8:7 in the Bible:
And if a man love justice: her labours have great virtues; for she teacheth temperance, and prudence, and justice, and fortitude, which are such things as men can have nothing more profitable in life.
 The first recorded instance of the word “cardinal” to describe these virtues occurs in St. Ambrose of Milan’s commentaries on the Gospel of Luke. Later on it appears in the writings of St. Augustine and St. Jerome. St. Thomas Aquinas gave it the most in-depth and systematic treatment of any other theologian in Western Christianity.


Thomas teaches that prudence is the virtue that corresponds to the intellect. It enables us to discern our true good in any given situation and the proper means of achieving it. Because it is rooted in the intellect, prudence does not mean directly willing the good it sees, but rather sets the measure for the exercise of the other virtues.
Most importantly, it identifies the golden mean where natural virtue lies. If we lack prudence, courage becomes suicidal recklessness. Mercy becomes weakness. Justice becomes tyranny.

We must not confuse prudence with cowardice or dissimulation. It is the charioteer of the other virtues and guides the judgment of our conscience. The shortest and most effective definition of prudence is “right reason applied to action.” You wouldn’t start your own business without a plan of some sort, no matter how vague.


Prudence governs our actions. Fortitude and temperance concern taming our irascibility and our appetites. Justice deals with our rights and obligations toward other people.
Obviously the words “justice and “right” have been much abused over the last few decades, but abuse does not preclude legitimate use. If Jones borrows money from Smith, then Smith, in justice, has a right to get his money back if Jones refuses to pay up. The supernatural virtue of charity means going above and beyond the demands of justice; Smith may forgive Jones of his debt and make the money a gift. Justice is blind because she does not respect our position in society.

Justice means respecting others and fulfilling our obligations to them, whether it’s their right to life and limb or simply adhering to contracts. It means expressing gratitude toward those who have done us a kindness. It definitely does not mean a vague and undefined resentment of cishet white male shitlords to last in perpetuity upon pain of losing your livelihood.


Temperance is geared toward governing our appetites for sensible pleasure, whether it’s food, alcohol, or sex. If man is the rational animal, as Aristotle put it, then temperance is necessary for governing our animal natures. It ensures our will’s mastery over our base instincts

If we can’t moderate our own desires, then we cannot act rightly, render other men what is their due, or overcome adversity. In the New Testament, this virtue is often called “sobriety” and “moderation.” The results of intemperance should be obvious: grotesque obesity, raging alcoholism, or swimming in STDs. We admire people who dramatically change their physiques through diet and exercise because they are living examples of the virtue of temperance.


Fortitude is often used interchangeably with courage. Remember prudence though: it is a reasoned courage. It’s not foolhardiness or rashness. It’s the virtue that allows us to overcome our fears and remain steadfast in the pursuit of our goals.
Prudence and justice tell us what we must do, and fortitude gives us the strength to see it through. Christian martyrs, for example, do not actively seek martyrdom, unlike Islamic suicide bombers. But whether it’s the Religion of Peace, or the Soviet Union, or the Roman Empire, Christian history is rife with martyrs who peacefully went to their deaths rather than renounce their faith.
In the context of the United States, if you even mildly agree with anything written on Return of Kings or the manosphere, or the orthosphere where my fellow Traditionalists hang out, eventually the SJWs are going to come for you.

Don’t actively seek out to die on that hill, particularly if you have young children to feed. But if you’re ever in their crosshairs, never, ever back down under any circumstances. If you apologize, you’re going to lose your job anyway, only now you’ve lost your dignity besides

A Virtuous Man

The four cardinal virtues all work in tandem. Prudence identifies what is good, how to do what is good, and how to avoid evil. Justice ensures that we respect one another’s rights and fulfill our obligations and duties. Temperance gives us the self-control to forgo short-term pleasures in pursuit of our long-term goals. Fortitude will see us through to the end, whether we succeed or fail.
As St. Augustine put it:
To live well is nothing other than to love God with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul and with all one’s efforts; from this it comes about that love is kept whole and uncorrupted (through temperance). No misfortune can disturb it (and this is fortitude). It obeys only [God] (and this is justice), and is careful in discerning things, so as not to be surprised by deceit or trickery (and this is prudence).
Self-improvement entails more than building up our bodies. We must improve our spirits as well.

How to make money on Obama's America...

This came from my Dad, I thought it was cognizant.  I remember a study a couple of years ago from Ole Miss.  They did a study comparing 2 families...the first family was a nuclear family, Father, Mother, both worked and they  have 2 kids...the second one was a single parent with 3 kids.  the end of the study showed that the single parent with 3 kids had more disposable income than the traditional family due to the myriad of programs to assist the "needy".  from Medicad, TASF, section 8 housing, utility assistance, free lunch for kids..free daycare for kids and many others, the single parent had more money despite working a part time job.  the nuclear family had no assistance whats-ever and they paid for everything.  They had far less income available for non-necessities. 

The Secret to Financial Success:

You & your girlfriend can live like a king!
Just follow these proven 13 steps : 
1. Don't marry her.
2. Use your mom's address for your mail.
3. The guy buys a house.
4. Guy rents out house to his girlfriend who has 2 of his kids.
5. Section 8 will pay $900 a month for a 3-bedroom home.
6. Girlfriend signs up for ObamaCare; guy doesn't have to pay out-the-butt for family       insurance.
7. Girlfriend goes to college for free being a single mother.
8. Girlfriend gets $600 a month for food stamps.
9. Girlfriend gets free cell phone.
10. Girlfriend gets free utilities.
11. Guy moves into home but , uses mom’s house for his mail.
12. Girlfriend claims one (1) kid & guy claims one (1) kid on taxes. Now you both get to claim Head of Household @ $1,800 credit.
13. Girlfriend gets disability for being "crazy" or having a "bad back" @$1,800 a month & never has to work again. 
This plan is perfectly legal & is being executed now by millions of people. 
A married couple with a stay-at-home-mom yields $0 dollars. 
An unmarried couple with a stay-at-home-mom nets: 
$21,600 disability +
$10,800 free housing + 
$  6,000 free ObamaCare +
$  6,000 free food +
$  4,800 free utilities + 
$  6,000 Pell Grant money to spend +
$12,000 a year in college tuition free from Pell Grant +
$  8,800 tax benefit for being a single mother = 
$76,000 a year in benefits 
Any idea why the country is $18+ trillion in debt? 
Any idea why so many children are born with no father?
Any idea why so many couples are choosing to remain single? 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday Music "Still the One" by Orleans

I wanted to get my Monday Music in on Monday, but was unable to.  As soon as I got home from work, I immediately grabbed my son, his uniforms and the sewing machine and off to my Dad's house.  My son wanted to learn how to sew, he wanted to sew patches on his uniform.  We had bought a sewing machine with the intent for it to be used for patches and things of that nature.  Well he learned the fine art on how to sew using a machine from his grandmommie.  After quite a few birds nest and hay stacks, he started getting it. 
   He was determined to learn this skill.  he has done well.  His comment after practicing was.."Now I can open a sweatshop".  My son....the apple don't fall far from the tree let me tell you. 
    I had this song in mind, I remembered hearing this song while my Dad was stationed in Germany in 1976.  This was one of the good songs that I heard on A.F.N. late at night.  I always liked this song because it was soo upbeat and listening to a positive song is a good thing. 

I have this patch and sticker laying around somewhere...

"Still the One" is a song written by Johanna Hall and John Hall, and recorded by the soft rock group Orleans on their album Waking and Dreaming, released in 1976, which made it to No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Country singer Bill Anderson recorded and released a successful cover version, peaking at No. 11 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart in 1977.

The lyrics of the song are of a man describing his feelings for a woman with whom he has a long lasting and, of course, intimate relationship ("You're still the one, I want to talk to in bed; Still the one that turns my head") and all the reasons why she is "Still the One" for whom he has feelings.

Orleans bass player Lance Hoppen recalls that Johanna Hall wrote the lyrics for "Still the One" after a friend "asked her why somebody couldn't write a song about staying together, as opposed to breaking up"; Johanna Hall wrote the lyrics on an envelope which she then handed to John Hall who Hoppen says "created the music in about fifteen minutes". John Hall would recall that "Still the One" was not an automatic choice for lead single from Waking and Dreaming saying rather that "we had several songs that were candidates. We were too close to it to see. Fortunately, our producer, Chuck Plotkin, had a strong feeling about the song."

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Media musings....and gun control.......again........

I was out and about yesterday and I was in a store and they had the news on CNN, well they had this big report about mass murders...and they were talking about the jerk in the theater in LA.  Well they had a news report about who commits the most mass murders and they had this graph that had "white people" as the biggest mass murderers out there.....Well I suppose this guy would object..

     For those that don't know their history,  Chairman MAO killed millions of people, I recall the statistic was 60 million...not personally but through his orders from the cultural revolutions and the famines and has shaped the thought of millions of liberals...  Another mass murderer on the podium is this gentlemen..

"Uncle Joe" Stalin has killed about 20 million people through his purges of his people and the resulting purges severely weakened the Red Army that was noticed a couple of years later when the Soviets invaded Finland and had their ass handed to them, but finally won through sheer manpower.  His thoughts have also influenced many leftist by the thought of having somebody tell them what to do.     We will also have the favorite boogieman of the left....

   Adolph Hitler is well known for his extermination of 6 millions Jews plus other "undesirables".  He of course is used as the poster child by the left when ever they get into a debate with a conservative...the Average liberals don't know or forgets that the word "NAZI" is a shortened word for "National Socialist Deutchen Arbeiten Party or NSDAP or shortened to "Nazi"  the translation of NSDAP is "National Socialist German Workers Party.  Hardly the bastion of conservatism that the liberals make it out to.

    The news about this guy whom was the shooter, this guy that happened to like Rand Paul, the westboro church and hitler is a boon to the leftist in this country.  You noticed the feed about this guy is all over the news and has dominated the news cycle, the left has another white guy that killed people and they are painting him with the conservative brush...the media elitist had to get the news of the muslim jerk killing those marines at the recruiting station off the news feed...this stuff is hurting the efforts of "Dear Leader" to transform this nation to an image of his making.

   The same media that overwhelming supports the narrative of the Democrats and other leftist...the Media that under our system is considered one of the pillars of a free society, the media that used to report on the wrongdoings of all politicians..you know the media that is responsible for all the news that gets reported...the media that was charged by our constitution that a free press was vital for the vitality of the American system....The media that is supposed to help keep abuse of power in check
Yeah....these guys....
     But since this nutjob did the shooting in a "gun free" zone...the usual suspects

 immediately pushed the same call for more "reasonable gun control".    I don't know about you but this is getting old...We regular gun owners are always pilloried by the gun control groups and politicians for more control...they call it "Reasonable"...everytime I hear the word "reasonable" I immediately know that there will be more restrictions on the law abiding.   

     The areas that got shot up were"Gun free" zones...funny how the laws and edicts that the self serving politicians pass don't regulate the behavior of the crazy.....Just the law abiding.
     I don't know about you...but I will use a paraphrase of Joseph Stalin Order #227


Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Airbus Experience

     I a couple of weeks ago had the fortunate opportunity to see the new Airbus A350XWB.  The plane was doing the American tour to the American airlines.  I was one of the lucky ones that got selected to see the interior of the airplane.  I was really impressed with the interior, so far the Airplane has a good reputation with the airlines using her.  So far Qutar and Vietnam airlines are the only carrier using the A350 commercially.  My employer placed the order to replace the older 747-400 series and 767 series airplanes that are nearing their service life.  I understand that the Boeing couldn't provide the 787 series airplanes due to the backlog they have so we bought the Airbus instead. 

The Airbus A350 XWB is a family of long-range, twin-engine wide-body jet airliners developed by European aircraft manufacturer Airbus. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. Its variants seat 280 to 366 passengers in typical three-class seating layouts. The A350 is positioned to succeed the A330 and A340, and compete with Boeing's 787 and 777.

The A350 was originally conceived in 2004, pairing the A330's fuselage with new aerodynamics features and engines. In 2006, Airbus redesigned the aircraft in response to criticism from several major prospective customers, renamed it the A350 XWB (extra wide body). Development costs are projected to be €12 billion (US$15 billion or £10 billion). As of June 2015, Airbus had received orders for 781 aircraft from 40 customers worldwide. The prototype A350 first flew on 14 June 2013 from Toulouse, France. Type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency was received in September 2014 and certification from the Federal Aviation Administration two months later. On 15 January 2015, the A350 entered service with Qatar Airways, the type's launch customer.


The A350 XWB is Airbus’ all-new family of widebody aircraft that is shaping the future of medium- to long-haul airline operations – overcoming the challenges of volatile fuel prices, matching rising passenger expectations and addressing increasing environmental concerns. 
This new-generation jetliner – which entered commercial service in January 2015 – offers seating capacities between 280-366 with its three passenger versions: A350-800, A350-900 and A350-1000.
The A350 XWB is setting a new standard of efficiency in its class, with 25 per cent lower fuel consumption compared to its current competitor. It also brings a new level of passenger comfort, with more personal space and 18-inch wide seats in Comfort Economy. With Airbus’ newest widebody jetliner, it’s the “Xtra” that makes the difference.

The A350 XWB’s 220-inch fuselage cross-section was specifically designed for an optimum travel experience in all classes of service – providing ample room to incorporate the widest seats of any jetliner in its category, while also allowing greater lateral movement and more personal space for passengers on long-range flights. 

Adding to the pleasant atmosphere is the A350 XWB’s cabin design, which incorporates smooth curves, flowing lines, innovating lighting and wide windows; with straighter side walls and a flat floor in the cabin further increasing overall comfort and spaciousness.

By offering an extra inch of width compared to the 1960s-era 17-inch seat standard – when people were smaller and long-haul flights were rarely more than five hours – Airbus is focused on meeting the modern requirements of travelers, as long-range flights are now more frequent and cover greater distances. The A350 XWB also provides more space at shoulder level, as well as overhead stowage space for two roller-bags per passenger in business class.

A number of other key elements help Airbus’ A350 XWB deliver a more relaxing flight. Among them are this jetliner’s high-precision air management system; exterior noise levels that are as much as 21 EPNdB (Effective Perceived Noise Decibel) below ICAO Capter-4 requirements; and its fourth-generation in-flight entertainment systems with individual seat monitors.

 The test module mounted over the center wing section.  The information is the same information that is available to the pilots.  This plane is a test bed platform for all improvements and upgrades and the longevity of all the components. 

Airbus brought a new level of intelligence to the A350 XWB through its integration of robust and efficient state-of-the-art systems, which also increased reliability and lowered maintenance requirements. The use of fully-electrical three-axis flight controls provides enhanced flight safety, reduced pilot workload and a reduction in mechanical parts; and the Airbus-developed fully duplex network backbone improves data exchange capabilities aboard the aircraft. 

The A350 XWB’s all-new fuselage – built with carbon-fiber reinforce plastic (CFRP) – supports lower fuel burn, easier maintenance and increased resistance to corrosion. Simultaneously, the jetliner’s wings are more efficient and quieter due to their advanced design, and are able to adapt while airborne – tailoring it for maximum aerodynamic efficiency in the various phases of flight.

Other highly-innovative elements on the A350 XWB include its improved flight deck dimensions, built around an arrangement of six identical, interchangeable large displays; the state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, which outperforms competitors in terms of fuel economy, emissions and overall efficiency; and the latest in-flight entertainment systems.

Airbus brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies in the A350 XWB to provide a 25 per cent step-change in fuel efficiency compared to its current long-range competitor. Contributing to this performance are the A350 XWB’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines, which have the lowest carbon emissions of any wide-body power-plant; as well as jetliner’s innovative all-new Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) fuselage.

Rolls Royce Trent

    I really enjoyed the opportunity to see the new plane.  It felt strange being treated like a V.I.P when I am just an airplane mechanic.  I did notice the class distinction from me and the "office" people.   I actually touch airplanes( and cuss at them once and a while) on a regular basis and they just see pictures of them...Or am a bad person for saying that....

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monday Music "December 1963(Oh What a night)

I wanted to get this issue of Monday Music out yesterday and was unable to.  I was real busy yesterday and earlier today.  I always liked this song and it always reminded of the what I called the "Do-wop" songs of the late 50's and early 60's.  This song sounded soo clean compared to the disco and heavy rock songs that were starting to come out on the airwaves.
   I will post some more pics and my impressions of the new A350XWB that my employer will be getting in 2017

Who Loves You is an album by The Four Seasons. It was released in 1975 on Warner/Curb Records.
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" is a hit single by the Four Seasons, written by original Four Seasons keyboard player Bob Gaudio and his future wife Judy Parker, produced by Gaudio, and included on the group's album, Who Loves You (1975).
The song features drummer Gerry Polci on lead vocals, with the usual lead Frankie Valli singing the bridge sections and backing vocals, and bass player Don Ciccone (former lead singer of The Critters) singing the falsetto part (And I felt a rush like a rolling bolt of thunder / Spinning my head around and taking my body under).

      According to the co-writer and longtime group member Bob Gaudio, the song was originally set in 1933 with the title "December 5th, 1933," and celebrated the repeal of Prohibition, but the lyrics were changed at the urgings of Frankie Valli and lyricist Parker to reposition the song as a nostalgic remembrance of a young man's first affair with a woman, and, more specifically, Gaudio's courtship with his wife, Judy Parker.

    The single was released in December 1975 and hit number one on the UK Singles Chart on February 21, 1976. It repeated the feat on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 on March 13, 1976, remaining in the top spot for three weeks and one week on Cash Box. Billboard ranked it as the No. 4 song for 1976. On April 10th of the same year, it topped the RPM National Top Singles Chart in Canada. Drummer Gerry Polci sang lead with bassist Don Ciccone and long-time frontman Frankie Valli singing the bridge and refrain.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A book I am reading now...Movie and the A350...

This is a quick post and an apologies to my blog readers, I have been busy...and I will blame this ..

     I could shameless blame Old NFO for this....and I will...he can handle it.  Seriously now, reading his books are like visiting old friends, you know when you read a series of books and you like the characters and wish the world had more like these.  The storyline is based on the situation with the Tex -Mex border and the smuggling cartel wanting to continue moving product and people, and the ruthlessness of the cartel to squash all that stand in their way. On the other hand we have the main characters just trying to continue living their lives as a family....strange family with the cast of characters that are there, but a very good group of characters.  Like I said, reading his books is like visiting old friends and watching them change as life takes them through the rivers of time and the eddies of life.  Very enjoyable.
Good book...Good Coffee...quiet Morning...

    You can buy your own copy Here.   Mr Curtis will also do "Dead Tree" versions for those that like the real books in their hands.  He will also sign them..you just contact him via the link  or through his Website.

   My son is wanting to go to see a movie the latest terminator saga, so we will go to see this Sunday Afternoon. 

And finally I will talk about my Airbus A350 XWB experience after my Monday Music I will post tomorrow......

A350 continuing her American Tour

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Prayers to Chattanooga...

I was going to do a post about my experience with the new Airbus A350XWB that I got to experience...

   But My prayers go out to the families of the people killed in Chattanooga by an Muslim
 immigrant CBS News quoted two law enforcement officials as saying the suspect was Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.     I would make some snarky comments about our president if he follows past practice will classify this as "Workplace violence."  But I will instead hold off and my prayers will go out to the families and friends of the fallen Marines.

  I am sad and angry at the same time There is no honor in this. This is no way for Marines to die...at a recruiting station...unarmed  ..........dammit.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Monday Music "Dreams" by Van Halen

 I was riding home on my bike and this song came on through the speakers and I decided to roll with this one for my Monday Music.  I will make the purist angry, I much prefer the Sammy Hagar edition of Van Halen versus the David Lee Roth version.  I honestly believe that Hagar was a better fir for the group than Dave was.    This song is a good what I call a driving or riding song, something to play kinda loud while the scenery zips by. 

"Dreams" is a song by Van Halen released in 1986 from the album 5150. It was the second single from that album, and it reached #22 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year. "Dreams" also appeared on the soundtrack to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie nine years later, which introduced Van Halen to a new generation of potential fans. It was released in 7" and 12" single formats, the 7" single featuring the album version and the 12" single featuring a slightly extended version.

5150 (pronounced "fifty-one-fifty") is the seventh studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released in 1986 on Warner Bros. Records. It was the first of four albums to be recorded with new lead singer Sammy Hagar, who replaced David Lee Roth.
It was named after Eddie Van Halen's home studio, 5150, which is a California law enforcement term for a mentally disturbed person (a reference to Section 5150 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code). The 5150 name has been used several times by Van Halen. The album hit number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing the band's previous album, 1984, which had peaked at number 2 at the same time as Michael Jackson's Thriller album, on which Eddie Van Halen made a guest

Before the album was released, Van Halen had considerable difficulty finding a replacement for the popular David Lee Roth. To make matters worse, Warner Bros. Records advised them to discontinue the Van Halen name; in the beginning of 1986, Eddie and Alex Van Halen formally refused. The trio even considered a series of temporary singers to replace Roth, including Patty Smyth, Eric Martin and Jimmy Barnes. However in July 1985, Eddie was referred former Montrose singer Sammy Hagar by the mechanic who was working on his Ferrari. The pair hit it off and the new singer and band immediately began work on new songs.
Van Halen went to work on the album in November 1985; it would be finished in February 1986, just one month before its release.
The album was notable for a number of love songs and ballads, which were not a feature of the straightforward rock stylings of the Roth-fronted era of the band. Many who had heard the previous incarnation of Van Halen called the new iteration "Van Hagar" either derisively or affectionately, a nickname widespread enough that, as Hagar points out in his book, Warner Bros. asked them to consider renaming the band as such. Further increasing criticism was the loss of Ted Templeman, who, having produced every previous album for the band, left in order to produce Roth's solo LP debut, Eat 'Em and Smile. Templeman would return to contribute production to Van Halen's For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge album a few years later, which Andy Johns was tapped for. Donn Landee took over producer duties for 5150 after having served as an engineer on the previous albums. However, many noticed that the production on this album was markedly different from their earlier albums with Templeman. Eddie's guitar, which previously sat high in the mix and frequently pushed to the left channel (to simulate a "live" sound"), now sat equal in the mix and its overall sound had changed. This may have been his doing, as he was not a fan of the "live mix" that Templeman created with the Roth band.This is also the first Van Halen album not to feature any instrumental tracks.
Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones was also brought in as a producer, after Warner Bros. denied the band full creative latitude. According to Jones, the Van Halen brothers were "going through a particularly charged emotional relationship at the time, and there were some crazy situations that went on there." Jones feels that his biggest contribution to the album was working with Hagar on his dynamic vocal performances.
Despite the controversy associated with replacing Roth, the album itself was the first album by the band to hit #1 in sales. Although each prior Van Halen album had gone platinum, the band had not managed previously to top the album sales chart. The album was also Hagar's first #1 album, as stated by him on the Live Without a Net concert video.

     Eddie Van Halen played both guitar and keyboards on the studio version of this song. During live performances on the 5150 tour, Eddie Van Halen played the keyboards and would switch to the guitar during the first solo, while Hagar played the rhythm parts until then. On later tours, he would play guitar only, while the keyboard piece was either played "off-stage" by a hired performer (such as Alan Fitzgerald of Night Ranger during the For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge Tour), or pre-recorded material was used. Another interesting note; during live performances on the chorus "We'll get higher and higher, straight up we'll climb. Higher and higher, leave it all behind", bassist Michael Anthony usually sings the second "higher" in both parts, but on the studio version, Sammy Hagar sings them both. This became a standard part of the song's live performances and Eddie Van Halen would also join in the singing.

There were technically three music videos made for the song. The most well known version was shot in 1986 and featured the Blue Angels performing a variety of aerial stunts. The other two videos were shot in March 1993 from a live performance at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California, to celebrate the band's return to the venue after 15 years for promotion of the Live: Right Here, Right Now release. One version of the video features newscasters and interviews with fans lining up outside the venue before the performance. This version is available on Van Halen: Video Hits, Vol. 1. A second version features far less commentary and more focus on the performance itself.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Confederate Flag flap, White privilege and the end game......

I have been busy with work and other stuff.  I was unable to post sooner.   This post took me three days to do, and for that reason it is a long post.  I will tie in several different subjects because my ADD works that way..All postings in black are done by me.  I used different fonts to show other peoples writings.  .. I have some opinions with the flag flap going on in with the Confederate flag, the specter of "White privilege" and what I believe is the end game.  I will start with the Confederate Battle  Flag.If you don't know what it looks like....lemme refresh your memory...

  I have an analogy for the Confederate Flag fiasco.   It has to do with "brand identity".  For example the makers of Band aid...you know this product...

Band-Aid is a brand name of American pharmaceutical and medical devices giant Johnson & Johnson's line of adhesive bandages and related products.
Despite common misconception, Band-Aid is a genericized trademark in the United States.
  Well the makers of "Band-aid" brand of bandages aggressively protect the identity of their product.  Even though the term "Band-aid" is an accepted term for any bandages related product...the makers of other products cannot use the name, the lawyers of Johnson & Johnson are very aggressive in protecting their copyrighted product...for example

the name "Band-aid" will not adorn the package of other brands....
   Same thing applies here....When the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered at Appomattox the confederates furled their battle flags the symbol of a noble cause, the symbol of rebellion against what they saw as "overreach" by the federal government.  Contrary to popular belief..the civil war as it is known to the North, or the "War between the States" as it is politely known in the south or as it is known in less educated area.."The battle against Yankee aggression." was not about slavery, it was the battle for states rights in this case the battle of the states to secede against the Federal system. The Southern veterans  then returned home to reconstruction...
     The south was punished during reconstruction at the behest of the radical republicans...Lincoln was assassinated by  John Wilkes Booth whom was a southern sympathizer right after the war ended.  Lincoln wanted to welcome the breakaway southern states back into the Union and not punish them.  Well he got assassinated and the anger of the North toward the south was palpable.  President Lincoln's Vice President whom became president upon Lincolns death.  President Johnson was the only president that was successfully impeached by the congress for trying to follow Lincoln's policies and treat the South gently.  The south was punished and this caused a lot of hatred, the term "carpetbagger"  was applied prejudicial to anybody that came down here from the north...even now, you will see that word applied, especially from the the people from the deep south.  The South during Reconstruction was under federal control, and the Freedman were giving rights to vote and were treated equally and were represented by the "Freedmans" bureau.  The freed slaves used their vote to elect black republicans to the various state offices...When the federal government pulled their troops out of the south and returned control back to the states in the 1870's, the southern states quickly made moves to put "the uppity blacks in their place."  The black legislators that were in positions were quickly voted out of office.

 During the Reconstruction period of 1865–1877, federal law provided civil rights protection in the U.S. South for freedmen, the blacks who had formerly been slaves, and former free blacks. In the 1870s, Democrats gradually regained power in the Southern legislatures, having used insurgent paramilitary groups, such as the White League and Red Shirts, to disrupt Republican organizing, run Republican officeholders out of town, and intimidate blacks to suppress their voting. Extensive voter fraud was also used. Gubernatorial elections were close and had been disputed in Louisiana for years, with increasing violence against blacks during campaigns from 1868 onward. In 1877, a national Democratic Party compromise to gain Southern support in the presidential election resulted in the government's withdrawing the last of the federal troops from the South. White Democrats had regained political power in every Southern state. These Southern, white, Democratic Redeemer governments legislated Jim Crow laws, officially segregating black people from the white population.
     Where I was going on this historical trip of the dirty laundry of the south is relating to the Confederate flag.  A lot of the groups that were used back in the day to oppress the freed blacks used the Stars and Bars A.K.A. "The Battle Flag" The people that say "Heritage not hate.." where were they at when the symbol of the noble sacrifice was usurped to represent the racism and segregationist policies of the Democrats..They kept silent and lost the right to defend their symbol and the battle flag was now tarred with the brush of "racism".  I know history and I know what the flag meant, but to many it represent "Racism".  It is a shame that this has come to this.   Well the SJW's have used the battle flag to wrap all their many causes from racism, gun control, white privilege, social inequality and have flogged what I call "White America" like a kettle drum.
     This comes to the second part of the post.
                    I pulled these off the "Urban Dictionary" website
 white privilege
The privilege of allowing tens of millions of non whites into your country and allowing them to whine and complain endlessly about 'White racism"

the privilege of often being targeted by these other groups for rape and other violent crimes.

the privilege of having your own children brainwashed by the schools funded by your tax dollars, and told that your people are evil, and that they should be ashamed of themselves and their ancestors.

the privilege of being systematically pushed down by Marxist affirmative action laws, in a supposed attempt to "level the playing field

the privilege of becoming a dwindling minority in the nations founded and built by your ancestors.

It is the privilege of being told that you must remain silent and accept your own genocide, because to do otherwise would mean you are a racist, and society has told us a racist is the worst kind of person, worse than even a rapist or thief

This one....
The Emperor's new clothes.

Essentially it's the claim that being White affords one access to universal, institutional or systemic advantages, used by anti-Whites (who use the code-word "anti-racist" to disguise their intentions) to justify overt racial discrimination against Whites, in the hopes of equalizing social and economic outcomes between races, whose disparities are better explained by hereditary differences in intelligence and temperament.

You cannot measure it, and it has no specific concrete definition to provide a basis for proof of its existence, it has not, and can never be proven to exist, but if you question it you're called "ignorant" (in reality you are a skeptic), and the fact that you questioned it in the first place is used as further proof that you have "White privilege".

As seen below the examples of so called "White privilege" are all either statistics presented without context, usually as part of an argumentum ad ignorantum, (disparities in callbacks/hiring is presumed to be racially discriminatory only because an alternative hypothesis is not considered. There is zero evidence for it.) or a meaningless generalisation like:

"-I am never asked to speak for all the people of my racial group."

Which is correct for 99.999% of all people everywhere, regardless of race.


"-I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time."

Which again is true for everyone, unless they have gone out of their way to move into a racially alien neighborhood.

Or even the following:

"-I can easily find academic courses and institutions which give attention only to people of my race."

Which is an out and out lie, as it is exactly the opposite of objective reality where affirmative action and quotas, and minority studies classes greatly disadvantage Whites in a way that is measurable, and where the causal relationship is clear to even the most casual observer. 
     or this one
The misconception that somehow whites have more benefits than other other races, which is used to guilt whites into feeling shame for things they are powerless to control.

In one of my college course my professor made me analyze this article on suppose white privilege. He never expected my reaction which was that by that definition both blacks and whites have privilege. You see it was stupid stuff you can find a bra to match your skin tone. You can find band aids to match your skin they do have black aid but now days most bandaids are clear lol. You can find toys for your children that match your race check out the barbies and cabbage patch kids and other dolls at the store they have black and white dolls but almost no dolls look Asian or Hispanic. You see this so called privilege is a joke. They say you won't discriminated against if you are white. So telling whites they can not participate. They say only whites are not kept back from activities but a high school just hosted a black lives matter ceremony and told white they could not attend. 
     This is being used by all SJW's out there to belittle and marginalize all white people....This blogpost almost makes me feel like I am writing an article for whatever website follows the White Pride movement, it is the social conditioning I suppose. 

5 reasons why 'white pride' is always racist

By Matt Rozsa

The Ku Klux Klan is currently sponsoring a Harrison, Ark., billboard that sends the following message: “It’s not racist to love your people. www.WhitePrideRadio.com.” The message is featured next to an adorable photo of a kitten and a puppy. On the White Pride Radio website, the group further clarifies their mission: "A lot of people recognize that there is an ongoing program of genocide against white people. There are websites, newsletters, videos, and radio shows, but too many talk about family without including the family. It has always been our mission to not just promote the white family, but to make them a part of this cause of white Christian revival."

Oddly enough, this isn't the first time that a Harrison billboard has gone viral. Following similar signs in Alabama and Eugene, Ore., a message went up that read: "Anti-racism is code for anti-white." If that doesn't clear it up for you, let's put it bluntly: White pride is always racism, always. Here's why.

1) Whiteness is an artificial sociological construct which has been used throughout history to exclude certain groups of people from the rights guaranteed others and to justify bigoted attitudes.

As Nell Irvin Painter explains in The History of White People, the notion of “white culture” is a myth. “Our culture was founded in 1789 right about the same moment that Blumenbach was inventing Caucasians—this moment of racialization,” she told Salon in an interview from 2010. “Some people say race is in our national DNA so that we just can’t get away from it. I don’t know if we ever will.” 
While the institution of slavery made it difficult to keep accurate genealogical records for African-American families, the American slave trade sold into servitude West Africans from among the tribes of Sierra Leone, Senegambia, and the Gold Coast, as well as other areas along the coast. White Americans, however, are not a single ethnic group or a distinct number of ethnicities; they are an amalgamation of everyone who benefits from white privilege, and its boundaries are always shifting.

      You can read the rest of the Bilge Here.    The problem is that it is acceptable now in our culture to beat up white people from the "knockout game" to "Polar Bear Hunting"..   if the author of this prior article had written an article" Why Black Pride is Racist", the author would be pilloried and literally run out of a job.  There is a double standard in our society.   Check out Youtube and put in "White Privilege", the vitroil you see is believed by many in the SJW community.  They believe that the whites stole everything from government, to inventions to money and power.  They believe that it is their job to right the "rules of inequality" to make it "fair" for all the non-white people.  There is a show on MTV now that belittles white people, I don't know where all this will end.  I have my suspicion and I will touch on this on the 3rd part of this blog.   I don't know, I have never been a benefit of white privilege, I worked for everything I have, I have been discriminated against in job opportunities job placement, schools, ete,ete.  I am not bitter, it is the reality of the world I live in.  But it will be worse for my son, he will find the deck stacked against him from the institutional discrimination against a hetro white male, the only demographic that it is OK to insult and discriminate against.  From the government, schools, and society his road will be harder than mine.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    I really wish people could get past all this "racism" stuff and focus on character and not group identities and rights.....

   Now to the 3rd part of my rant.  the EndGame....You have noticed the drumbeats of the SJW's against white people and this is by design...Most all of them have read the book by Saul Alinsky, The Rules for Radicals
     Most of the SJW's are schooled in Marxist thoughts and beliefs..this is by intent,

In Rules for Radicals, several themes persist throughout Alinsky’s lessons to future community organizers. The most notable is his use of symbol construction to strengthen the unity within an organization. Often, he would draw on loyalty to a particular church or religious affiliation to create a firmly structured organization with which to operate. The reason being that symbols by which communities could identify themselves created strongly structured organizations that were easier to mobilize in implementing direct action. Once the community was united behind a common symbol, Alinsky would find a common enemy for the community to be united against.
The use of common enemy against a community was done to promote another theme of Rules for Radicals, nonviolent conflict as a uniting element in communities. Alinsky would find an external antagonist to turn into a common enemy for the community within which he was operating. Often, this enemy would be a local politician or agency that had some involvement with activity that was causing detriment to the community. His goal was to unite a group through conflict with an external antagonist. Once the enemy was established, the community would come together in opposition of it.
     This management of conflict heightened awareness within the community as to the similarities its members shared as well as what differentiated them from those outside of their organization. The use of conflict also allowed for the goal of the group to be clearly defined. With an established external antagonist, the community’s goal would be to defeat that enemy, whether it be a politician, policy, or opposing agency.

     I have mentioned in the past that the modern SJW's are Marxist and they are doing what history taught them.  I will  make a historical point..remember the external antagonist that is required for the SJW's?

According to the political theory of Marxism–Leninism of the early 20th century, the kulaks were class enemies of the poorer peasants. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin described them as "bloodsuckers, vampires, plunderers of the people and profiteers, who fatten on famine.” Marxism–Leninism had intended a revolution to liberate poor peasants and farm laborers alongside the proletariat (urban and industrial workers). In addition, the planned economy of Soviet Bolshevism required the collectivisation of farms and land to allow industrialisation or conversion to large-scale agricultural production. In practice, government officials violently seized kulak farms and murdered resisters; others were deported to labor camps.

    According to the political theory of Marxism–Obamaism of the early 21th century, the white people were class enemies of the poorer peasants. Barack Obama described them as "bloodsuckers, vampires, bitter clingers, plunderers of the people and profiteers, who fatten on white privilege.” Marxism–Obamaism intended a revolution to liberate poor urban people and farm laborers alongside the cube dweller. In addition, the planned economy of Globalism Bolshevism required the collectivization of assets to allow  the future green economy or conversion to large-scale clean energy production. In practice, government officials violently seized white middle class assets and murdered resisters; others were deported to FEMA camps..

     It isn't much of a stretch, I see history replaying before me, I see the same thing that Lenin and later Stalin did to break the power of the kulaks whom were land owning peasants.  In the modern sense, they need to break what they call the political power of the middle class to guarantee their power.  If they can use social pressure to make a law to seize the assets of people that are considered "class enemies".  Remember the 401K's that millions of people have....most of them are middle class and white.  That is an example.  That is billions of dollars sitting in there where the government can't touch it....But the government can change the rules, then seize it....You doubt me?  look at Greece, Cyprus and other places.  The government seized assets for the "Common good".  See a parallel?  the outrage you see against whites is just an excuse for plunder on a wide scale.  The government in the name of social justice and equality can and will seize assets....They will use the social outrage, the same thing Lenin and Stalin used against the Kulaks to further the transforming of Russia into the Soviet Union.  The enemy of the political elites are the middle class, the SJW's are useful idiots being used to create a have and an have not society.  The middle class is a check on the power of the political elite.  The elitist would have a complete society that depended on them for sustenance..once you control their sustenance, you control them....then you can do whatever you wanted.  That is the Endgame.