Monthly Archives: May 2017

California’s Finest

“As the record shows, even the most high-profile Communist Party members, representatives of hostile foreign governments, can easily secure and retain high-paying jobs with the state of California.” Lloyd Billingsley

CALIFORNIA’S COMMUNIST HIRING HALL

Bay Area Democrat seeks a safe space for Stalinists.

Bay Area Democrat Rob Bonta has authored AB 22, which repeals part of a law allowing state employees to be fired for being members of the Communist Party. Bonta, 44, earned his JD at Yale but like the old-line establishment media he betrays total ignorance of the Communist Party and why the state should never hire or retain any Communist Party members.

American Communists were “volunteer members of a militarized colonial service, pledged to carry out the decisions of our supreme rulers resident at Moscow anywhere in the world but particularly in the land we were colonizing for Communism, the United States.” That was Ben Gitlow, Communist Party candidate for vice-president in 1924 and 1928. The Soviets established the Communist International, the Comintern, to manage their parties in other countries.

Party leaders such as William Z. Foster authored books such as Toward Soviet America, but the CPUSA never caught on with American voters. Many Party members bailed out after Stalin’s pact with Hitler in 1939. Others left after Stalin swung the USSR back to its traditional anti-Semitism in the late 1940s, and others after the Khrushchev revelations of 1956. It took a special kind of person to join the Party after that, but some were up to the task. Continue reading

WWII Hero

“They fought on the beaches, they fought in the skies, they fought on the landing grounds. They fought the Nazi menace and rid the earth of its shadow…Those in power today are not worthy to carry his shoes…” Lloyd Billingsley

FAREWELL TO A FREEDOM FIGHTER

Lessons from a WWII combat veteran.

Last week my uncle James Richard Billingsley passed away at his home in Vancouver at the age of 94. He was one of dwindling number of World War II veterans who actually fought in combat against the German National Socialist regime. That victory enabled millions in the West to live in peace and freedom for decades. So let me tell you something about this man.

His father Lorne Henry Billingsley, my grandfather, shipped out with the first Canadian contingent for World War I and was one of the first victims of German mustard gas attack, what we now call chemical weapons. Millions perished in that conflict, but Lorne Billingsley made it back. James Richard Billingsley was the second of his eight children, raised in Saskatchewan in difficult conditions to say the least. Through the Depression of the 1930s, the family pulled together and prevailed.

James Billingsley enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan but in the spring of 1942 he left his studies to enlist in the Canadian Army, then fully engaged in Europe against the Nazis. He served with the Eighth Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment, an outfit assembled in Europe and heavy on troops from the Canadian prairies. They saw plenty of action and witnessed Nazi atrocities. Continue reading

Political Correctness Run Amuck

politically-correct-monsters“The phase-out of the word ‘offender’ started Nov. 1 and replaced with ‘individuals,’ ‘student’ or ‘patient.’” Carol Brown

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil…who acquit the guilty for a bribe and deprive the innocent of justice.” Isaiah 5:20, 23

The word ‘criminal’ now declared offensive

Carol Brown, American Thinker, May 13, 2017

Seattle police now use the term “community member” in place of “suspect” when writing use of force reports, something several officers find offensive.  Per KIRO:

“I think this is all in an effort to make sure our report writing sounds politically correct,” Seattle Police Officers’ Guild Kevin Stuckey told KIRO 7.

“Politically correct.”  No kidding.

This is the result of the left’s ceaseless push to whitewash truth and make everything the same.  So if someone in Community A commits a heinous crime, he is awarded the same description as a law-abiding citizen who also lives in Community A.  They are both community members.

Changes in terminology are nothing new in Washington[.]… Last fall, the Washington Department of Corrections stopped calling inmates “offenders” and instead use the term “student.”

“Student”?!  Who’s making this stuff up? Continue reading