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Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010


'The One' is My Shepherd,
I Shall Not Want ...


Alexis de Tocqueville wrote, in ‘Democracy in America’:

[The principle of equality prepares men for government that] covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic character cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent and guided … Such a power … stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd ...

One week and one day from today it appears that the people of America may elect Barack Hussein Obama President of the United States and leader of the free world. They may also be electing to the Senate and the House of Representatives a majority – perhaps even a filibuster-proof majority – of democrats from Obama’s own party.

Congress’s approval rating sits at nine percent, and yet the voters will be voting for ‘more of the same’. Why? Because their particular senator and/or congressman brings home the local bacon. Yet they resent the other 530+ ‘leaders’ who sit on the Hill and do exactly the same for their respective constituencies.

Such is the mindset of the citizenry of America 2008: What’s in it for me? and Don’t bother me with the particulars.

In past elections, whatever the make-up of the ‘leadership’ in Washington, and whatever the make-up of those who placed them in office, there was always reason for hope that America would rise above mistakes made, or errors in judgment ... next time ‘round.

I do not believe such is the case this time. An Obama election, and a democrat majority in congress, will ensure a permanent left lock on power for the remainder of America's existence. They have seen to it, by directing a left-leaning path for the past fifty years. We are on the brink of closing the door behind us, making impossible any return to conservative leadership.

Barack Obama is an inexperienced 'leader', with no record of meaningful accomplishments, and dangerous delusions of grandeur -- a self-serving ideologue whose mentors and associates embrace anything but what is best for America.

Many of them serve a Marxist god.

Most of them speak more ill of, than praise for, our republic.

Most of them despise the capitalist system and the free market.

Some of them despise the white race.

Most of them place little value on human life – those born, and those as yet unborn -- except to the degree that it can advance their ideology.

Most of them hold our Constitution in utter disdain and seek to declare its irrelevance with every stroke of their arrogant pens.

Most of them believe themselves to be members of a chosen elite, who possess the right to author oppressive laws that apply to the common man, but from which they are exempt.

Most of them believe that the right to own personal property, and the right to save the fruits of one’s labor, are gifts bestowed by the state, and they can freely be taken away, or redistributed, at the whim of the ruling class.

Most of them do not believe in the citizen’s right to defend himself.

Most of them believe that success is not achieved through hard work and personal industry, but rather through a government-authored and enforced state of ‘equality’.

Most of them believe that personal responsibility is an intolerant concept, and that we all must share the negative consequences of, and pay the price for, the foolish, frivolous, or self-serving actions of others.

Most of them believe that our children are wards of the state, and that parents must look to the state for child-rearing guidance, or answer to the courts.

Most of them believe in a borderless world in which the concepts of national identity, national sovereignty, and national pride are irrelevant.

Most of them consider a lie, or the breaking of a law, even more worthwhile than the truth, or obedience to law, if the end suits their purposes.

Most of them hold that a belief in God, and Biblical morality, serve merely as a roadblock on the pathway to self-realization.

What have these leftist ‘leaders’ – in politics, academia, and the media -- achieved over the past few decades, which will ensure their political pre-eminence, effectively rendering their power coalitions omnipotent, from this time forward?

  • They have succeeded in diluting the perspective of the American populace to the extent that those who revere and appreciate our proud heritage, and, even more importantly, those who are able to define, and willing to defend, its precepts represent a minority of the population.

  • They have done so primarily by indoctrinating two generations of American children into believing that they are ‘citizens of the world’, and have neglected to teach them the proud underpinnings that have kept their homeland afloat for more than two prosperous centuries. They are premeditatedly robbing us of our precious national identity.

  • They have also convinced American parents that parenthood can be accomplished through absence, and through a refocusing on ‘self’. Most of today’s parents have little sense of civic duty; nor do they attempt to instill such in their children.

  • They have succeeded in transforming the most effective healthcare system in the history of mankind into a bureaucratic monstrosity, teetering on the brink of disaster. Through the demonization of, and the imposition of monumental regulations on, the healthcare industry itself, the insurance industry, and the drug industry – and by allowing tort law free reign to file all manner of expensive frivolous lawsuits – they have premeditatedly driven up the cost of healthcare to the point where that care has diminished in effectiveness, and America may soon have no choice but to turn to the government for assistance. When complete socialization of the American healthcare system is instituted, they will have achieved their power-hungry goal, and significantly more Americans will receive inferior care, or die unnecessarily.

  • They have succeeded in circumventing the Constitution to the point where the most magnificent blueprint for governance ever conceived by the mind of man has now been officially declared all but irrelevant. The nationalization of private enterprise, the using of hundreds of billions of dollars of public monies in order to bail out both private enterprise and citizens in financial difficulty, are but two of the most recent grotesque examples of blatantly unconstitutional law that enters into the books without so much as a question as to their obvious unconstitutionality.

  • They have succeeded in filtering the goings-on in Washington, and around the world, so that, in the majority of media outlets, only those events that elevate the leftist ideology, are reported to the populace. The media have effectively become a podium for leftist propaganda. Those who attempt to expose the arrogant bias are either silenced or ridiculed. Censorship and character assassination are commonplace tactics in the media's leftist handbook.

  • They have succeeded in turning military victories into defeats, both literally and figuratively – by retreating when victory could have been won, or by labeling a victory as a defeat, and appealing to their media cohorts to get out the word that such is the case. They have done so, often by portraying the American military as brutal oppressors, while at the same time refusing to report the extent of the genuine brutality of the enemy – by refusing to acknowledge the American military’s progress and relatively ‘moral’ wartime behavior, and incessantly focusing instead on minor defeats and the infinitesimal percentage of personnel gone awry – and by consistently attributing false or evil motives as America’s reasons for engaging, whether those negative motives are true or not. In short, leftists have consistently undercut America’s military, at the same time that our young men and women are placing themselves in harm’s way.

  • They have sought to fill our courts with left-leaning judges who, by definition, seek to place their personal political convictions above the dictates of the Constitution. As a result, legislating from the bench, and adjudicating in conflict with Constitutional boundaries, have become the rule of the day. Soon Americans, severely constrained by unconstitutional laws, will have nowhere to turn to appeal for Constitutional justice.

  • They have usurped gargantuan power for the state, handcuffed industry, made America increasingly energy-dependent on those who seek our annihilation, and taken away many of our personal freedoms, in the name of the hoax known as ‘global warming’. Our ability to provide our own reliable energy sources has been severely handicapped to the point where our very survival is at stake

  • They have penetrated and perverted ‘the system’ to the extent that the vote of the ‘average American’ can effectively be cancelled out by votes obtained in a fraudulent manner. They have burdened ‘the system’ with fraud to the point where ‘the system’ cannot effectively weed out the deceivers – thus ensuring that an honest election will never occur again.
  • They have cast aside the sanctity of life, and the recognition that it is God-given, in deference to the worship of self.
The power of special interests has expanded to the point where the power of the people pales in comparison. The recent actions taken by both the administration and congress in an effort to confront the looming financial meltdown were taken (1) in opposition to overwhelming public sentiment, and (2) in order to place the gargantuan bill, aimed at least in part to bail out ‘friends of congress’, on the shoulders of the American citizen (and his children). And the left played an enormous role in both the cause of the meltdown, and its proposed ‘solutions’.

Like the bailout legislation, countless other laws are passed each year (the majority of them, I suspect), not with the benefit of the American people in mind, but with either the furtherance of a political agenda, or ‘payback for political favors done’, as their intent.

America is being overrun with illegal invaders crossing our southern borders. Our ‘leadership’ in Washington is doing nothing about the invasion. Our mainstream media is keeping a tight lid on the rising cost of that invasion – ‘cost’ in terms of taxpayer dollars, violence on the streets of our cities, frequent injuries and deaths incurred by our Border Patrol agents, and the infiltration every year into our society of millions of people who bear no allegiance to our republic, a sub-group of which seeks to annex a portion of our nation for themselves. They are dramatically altering the very fabric of our society. And our ‘leaders’ continue to pander to them, at our expense. Illegal aliens cannot vote (yet), but their American-born offspring can. And these children will vote for the party that keeps the entitlements coming.

Much of the above, and much more, has been the result of the decades-long infiltration of heavy-handed, left-leaning ideology into our schools, our media, and our ‘leadership’ in Washington.

But there have always been those who sought to keep our left-ward movement from becoming an unstoppable march: (1) There were patriots in congress who sought to keep the socialists in check; (2) There were media decision-makers intent on retaining a sense of fairness in their reporting; (3) And, above all, there were a majority of the citizenry who saw it as their civic duty to be well-informed, to know the real backgrounds and agendas of the candidates, and to weigh those considerations against the most powerful one: what is best for America (as defined by the Constitution).

None of the above three conditions exist anymore -- not to the degree that they must, in order to succeed in holding back the march toward the total tyranny of the left.

If Barack Obama ascends to the presidency, the chipping away at our republic's foundations represented by all of the above conditions will increase ... in both intensity and speed. And our enemies will be emboldened because a novice (and an anti-American novice at that) will be serving as America's Commander-in-Chief.

Americans want change. And change they will get. It will not necessarily be a change in direction, but a change in the speed with which we achieve the destination so carefully laid out by our ruling elite. They have been patiently working for decades, but their patience is wearing thin, and their foot is on the accelerator. We have already witnessed the shifting of gears, in our leadership's lightning-fast unconstitutional response to their self-created economic meltdown.

Those in power will become ever more arrogant about their desires to achieve a United Socialist States of America. The socialist steamroller will be moving us toward the dark abyss at break-neck speed, and standing in its way will prove hazardous to your health.

Hang on. We’re about to embark on a dizzying national nightmare.


~ joanie


marcus aurelius said...

A most tragic tale very well told.

robmaroni said...

Hang on. We’re about to embark on a dizzying national nightmare.

Let's hope we all come out whole on the other side.

Great work, Joanie.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read many better analyses of what lies ahead.

Thank you.

john galt said...

You touched all the bases, with the possible exception of the fact that Iran will probably make good on its promise to Israel, and we will do nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

The conservative media should pick this up. Pamphlets need to be put in everybody's mailbox. 90% of the voters haven't a clue about any of this!

kathymlynczak said...

Way to tell it like it is, dear lady!

Minuteman23 said...

I haven't read a better summation of how we got here and where we're headed.

ginny said...

Forrest Gump explains Mortgage Crisis

Mortgage Backed Securities are like boxes of chocolates.

Criminals on Wall Street stole a few chocolates from the boxes and replaced them with turds. Their criminal buddies at Standard & Poor rated these boxes AAA Investment Grade chocolates. These boxes were then sold all over the world to investors.

Eventually somebody bites into a turd and discovers the crime. Suddenly nobody trusts American chocolates anymore worldwide.

Hank Paulson now wants the American taxpayers to buy up and hold all these boxes of turd-infested chocolates for $700 billion dollars until the market for turds returns to normal.

Meanwhile, Hank's buddies, the Wall Street criminals who stole all the good chocolates are not being investigated, arrested, or indicted.

Mama always said: 'Sniff the chocolates first Forrest’.

Luis said...

thank you Joanie, as always.

I guess until the last couple of days, I was of the naive view that America (and the wider world) could get away with 4 bad years and then vote for change. I am realising that this may not be so.

From all that I have heard, it would be madness to give a President Obama unlimited opportunity in terms Congress and the Senate.

We can only hope that whatever happens next week, he does not get such a blank cheque. I would be worried and I do not even live in America !

Apologies if this is old news for you but I read in one of our UK papers today an account of Obama speaking in 2001 in favour of "redistributive change".


That we have nationalised banks in Britain is bad enough but to think the world will have a "redistributive" President is truly unsettling.

Here is the 2001 interview:


All the best in your struggle in the coming week. I am really hoping that the world gets a surprise, how slim a hope that may be.

Anonymous said...

An AWESOME digest of the crimes of the left!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Care to run for President? You seem more intelligent and aware of the Constitution than both candidates that are on the ballot.

Thank you for the extremely well thought out comments, that should be carried in the MSM, but won't be. Next week's election hangs in the balance and they don't want to risk their candidate losing this one.

no_way_a_liberal said...

Hang on. We’re about to embark on a dizzying national nightmare.

We’ve been experiencing a nightmare ever since the end of the Reagan Presidency. The nightmare was not dizzying during Bush 41 or Bush 43, but it was (and is) a nightmare. Even if McCain wins, the nightmare will continue. The fat lady is warming up.

cw-patriot said...

John Galt said:

You touched all the bases, with the possible exception of the fact that Iran will probably make good on its promise to Israel, and we will do nothing about it.

I completely agree, and regret that I didn't include that in the list.

cw-patriot said...

Thanks, all, for the very kind words. Those of you who are not regular readers here, I hope you will return and add your own commentary to the essays here.

~ joanie

cw-patriot said...


You have e-mail.

~ joanie

TigersEye said...

On another forum a couple of people suggested that the unrest and division in this country is only a result of a "small fringe" on the left. In light of that mindset I'd like to re-post my response to that here.

It has hardly been a fringe element fomenting the divisions and unrest in this country. Nearly all the major media has ignored the truth and poured fuel on the fire by doing so. They carried the water for the "Bush lied" meme. They published national security secrets. They refuse to vet 0bama just as they refused to expose the Clinton's lies and crimes. Even Bill and Hill aren't immune to it and got trampled by the media's willful complicity with 0bama's lies and lack of resume.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Sen. Kennedy is one who denigrates our troops with lies.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Sen. Kerry denigrates our troops with lies.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Sen. Durbin smears our troops with lies.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Cong. Murtha denigrates our troops with lies and false accusations.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Cong. Murray denigrates our troops with lies and praises the good works of Islamic jihadis.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Sen. Reid declares the war lost just as we make good progress. Or tries to use the power of the Senate to silence Rush Limbaugh with a lie.

It is hardly a small fringe element when Speaker Pelosi falsely calls the President a liar.

It is hardly a small fringe element when the NYTs (the most recognized newspaper in America) allows an ad to run that calls an American hero and patriot, risking his own life and limb to accomplish a herculean feat, "General Betrayus."

It is hardly a small fringe element that bankrolls a half dozen or more radically anti-American groups like Moveon.org.

It is hardly a small fringe element when no serious condemnation of these things is heard. Or when it is condemned it is buried or the one who condemns it is mocked and savaged by the press.

It is hardly a small fringe element when a working guy asks "The One" a simple question then finds over 100 reporters on his lawn and his entire life exposed in the national media.

It is hardly a small fringe element when a radical and criminal group like ACORN is funded with hundreds of thousands of tax dollars by our Congress and hundreds of thousands more from the campaign of one of the Pres. candidates.

It is hardly a small fringe element when a major network and their longtime leading talking head fabricate a story from whole cloth to derail the Republican candidate.

The unrest and division is no anomaly confined to a fringe of hotheads and kooks when all of this and more is promoted and encouraged from a wide swath of our national leadership. This division is not arising in a vacuum. It is being encouraged and spread from Congress, from the biggest media outlets and from universities across the nation.

danthemangottschall said...

A might and profound essay, Joanie! I've forwarded it to dozens of people.

danthemangottschall said...


Your list is impressive, if sickening. Many people claim that, as bad as these people "sometimes" act, their actions are not treasonous.

I dare anyone to read your list of the offenses they've committed and come back with that argument.

Washington is full of traitors who hate America!

Anonymous said...

This column and the list of "fringe elements" that Tigers Eye wrote above contain everything that the mainstream media should have been reporting all along in this election.

The media is manned by traitors every bit as much as the halls of Congress, and they're both determined that the people's minds will be poisoned and their voices will be silenced.

Thank you for this blog!

SidBreem said...

I just sent the GOP Trust a day's pay. Thanks for the link.

And thanks for the great column.

First_Salute said...

Democrats consider taxing 401K plans:



cw-patriot said...


I couldn't agree more with your excellent insights. Those who attribute the motives and actions of the base of the democrat party to a small subset of that party have not been paying attention for the last fifty years.

Your list is impressive and entirely fact-based.

~ joanie

cw-patriot said...

Thanks for the kind words, dantheman.

~ joanie

cw-patriot said...

No one can say you're not doing your part, Sid! Thank you!

~ joanie

charles fitzwater said...

Joanie, here's a real shocker. Maybe the Obama crowd has gone too far?

Hollywood Insiders Rip MSNBC, Defend Palin

charles fitzwater said...

In his own words:

Obama: White People Don't Like to Pay Taxes Because they Know the Taxes Will Go to Inner City Kids

A he says WE'RE racist?

First_Salute said...

I finally dawned on me last night, how much "high finance" requires Keynesian economics, if "high finance" intends for itself to get rich - and historically slips the bonds of regulatory efforts.

Out of the traces, where it normally would have to rely upon industriousness - real work, real product output, and thus real wages, and thus savings and actual industrious progress ... for capital development - or in other words, actual "capital idea[l]s," "high finance" would rather churn spending.

In its end, "high finance" is all about spending.

All the spending by GUBMINT, now, to "rescue" "high finance" (and high financeers) is a substitution for capital development from capital idea[l]s whose lost product and lost wages are now, "felt," you might say, by financeers' failures to pay attention to them instead of themselves.

It is amazing, the amount of current spending by GUBMINT, to keep up the value of "high finance" ... repeating the already failed effort to keep up the value of homes ... on the theory that GUBMINT can print all the money needed.

Thing is, it's the GUMBINT doing the "spending" instead of the people.

That *is* socialization - actual economic socialization - because it assumes, literally, the takeover of spending and declaring what shall be spent and on what.

Make do work. Pointless, but the order of the day, so that the bosses can keep up appearances.

After "spending" on "high finance," then comes "spending" on whatever produces what the people actually need - meaning, the arrival of state controlled toilet paper mfg. and distribution.

The GUBMINT "elected" (after not listening to the people) to nationalize spending, so we actually do have socialism, Obama in or out.

The artifice of the U.S. stock market, is just lingering around the docks where all the nice boats are, still in fairly good shape. It will take a while before the weather, time, and a lack of boating activity, will sink in, and people will begin to realize, there is no money in it.

The only good investing, is in local, small enterprise and people (such as Dustin) with whom one can develop capital ideas.

Also, there is no retirement.


LouBarakos said...

I haven't read a better summation of how we got here and where we're headed.

I second Minuteman's opinion. Great work, Joanie.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this.

SharonGold said...

That Bezmenov video is HORRIFYING!!!! Where is the damn media???????

freedomson said...

Joanie, I heard today that Obama is only up by 7 in PA (He was up by 13 just a couple weeks ago.) PA may come through after all!

First_Salute said...

From Mish's website.

Comments from the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2008.

Utterly devoid of recognizing the problem of how little is left, of the efficiency of capital.

So what, if you have a capital idea, that I champion? What can you do with it? Given the ENORMOUS burdens of GUBMINT everywhere attempting to insert social engineering in between any two steps that you take to make a thing work.

Call it burden, call it taxes, ... there are many forms of what makes your work inefficient and costly.

So, there you are, all worked up and producing at 100 percent military power, but the GUBMINT & HIGH FINANCE *takes* so much of the rewards, what was your purpose?

To somehow outlast and outlive, so that somewhere in the future, you might have something to show for *your* efforts?

With the efficiency of capital being so poor, you might think that at least one genius inside the Beltway, would get, that the reason there is not major lending, is because


Especially in the face of pending national socialism, where the rewards of capitalism are, after all that you have already endured, determined by the state.

Because self-determination is banned, except where theoretical concepts of Marxian "self-actualization thru submission to the state" are approved, or found politically correct at university and so on.

I just told a friend, earlier today, that the GUBMINT will consider *ordering* people to spend money ... and there it is, in the words from our GUBMINT (see link).


cheryl gereau said...


I just contributed to the GOPTrust PAC. I can't think of a more critical time to do this. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

From Michelle Malkin:

The Ant and the Grasshopper, 2008 Edition

stayfree said...

Your list of the left's "offenses" is excellent. And every one of them will move full steam ahead if Obama becomes President. We won't be able to recognize America 4 years from now.

I will be praying harder than I've prayed in a very long time 6 days from now.

First_Salute said...


From Mish's website.


(Thank you John Cooper.)


LouBarakos said...

New book by Pat Buchanan declares "The End of America"

Day of Reckoning

America is coming apart, decomposing, and...the likelihood of her survival as one nation...is improbable -- and impossible if America continues on her current course," declares Pat Buchanan. "For we are on a path to national suicide."

I don't always agree with Pat, but he's right on this one.

stonemason said...


Have you seen the ad put out by ACORN? The idiot leader of the group comes right out and tells us to vote for Obama, and she talks about the afwul "ring wingers".

1/4 of their money comes from taxpayer dollars. WHY IS NO ONE DOING ANYTHING ABOUT THIS "NON-PARTISAN" GROUP?????????????

Proud Floridian said...

"Those in power will become ever more arrogant about their desires to achieve a United Socialist States of America. The socialist steamroller will be moving us toward the dark abyss at break-neck speed, and standing in its way will prove hazardous to your health."

That last part will be especially true for old people and unborn children.

Anonymous said...

You have it all wrapped up in one neat little package! Thank you! I am sending this column all over creation!

Anonymous said...

Credit Default Swaps: Financial WMDs

K.C. said...

Thank you for this masterful analysis!

John Cooper said...

Just heard on Fox: "The GOP Trust is planning on running ads linking Obama and Jerimiah Wright on TV in swing states, and has brought in $7.7 million in the last five days".

cw-patriot said...

The GOP Trust is doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do.