Monthly Archives: March 2019

America’s Finest

Three cadets will be missing their graduation this year (photo credit)

“In a moving tribute to Peter Zhu written by his roommate, Cadet Michael Martinez, that I would encourage everyone to read, Michael describes Peter as ‘the most hard working, most charismatic, and most humble person I know.’” William F. Marshall

Lori Loughlin and Peter Zhu

By William F. Marshall, American Thinker, March 19, 2019

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Felicity Huffman, Bill McGlashan, Jane Buckingham and all the other rich and famous parents who cheated and bribed their children’s way into elite universities using the services of Rick Singer should understand the story of a young man named Peter Zhu.

Cadet Lieutenant Peter Zhu was a classmate of my son in the West Point Class of 2019.  Peter would have been graduating from the United State Military Academy in a little over two months’ time, had he lived. You see, Peter tragically lost his life in a skiing accident on February 28 at the Victor Constant Ski Area on the Academy grounds, as the result of spinal cord injuries.

Peter’s life story reads like that of a young man that any American parent could only dream of raising.  Peter was a stand-out cadet. He was in the top two percent of his class and was president of the Cadet Medical Society. He was scheduled to attend medical school at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences following graduation and commissioning in May.

In a moving tribute to Peter written by his roommate, Cadet Michael Martinez, that I would encourage everyone to read, Michael describes Peter as “the most hard working, most charismatic, and most humble person I know.” The impact that Peter had on Michael, let alone all the other people that were fortunate enough to have encountered him in his abruptly shortened life, is beautifully articulated in Michael’s homage.  Michael discusses how Peter not only helped him in the difficult academic and physical trials that all cadets endure, but how Peter brought him closer to God.

You don’t reach the level of achievement that Peter realized at West Point unless you possess extraordinary qualities. But beyond the academic, athletic and military skills he possessed, Peter’s character was such that Michael was moved to write the following: Continue reading

Meet Comrade Clara Zetkin

“Clara will not be condemned. Communism will not be condemned. I will be condemned. As usual, anti-Communism will be condemned.” Paul Kengor

“Clara Zetkin was a Marxist theorist and proud feminist-socialist…Clara was a ‘democratic socialist.’” Ibid

International Women’s Day is now mutated and poisonous.

Paul Kengor, Frontpagemag.com, March 13, 2019

Reprinted From The American Spectator.

On Friday morning I was sitting alone gumming a bowl of oatmeal in the breakfast area of a Hampton Inn in Pontiac, Illinois, when I was assaulted by an absurdity on the widescreen TV. There I was, calmly minding my own business, keeping my big mouth shut for a change, opening it only for the next scoop of tastelessness. Just then, a group of maniacs from the Today show ruined my tranquility by babbling obliviously and ecstatically about International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day? Seriously? Had I slipped back in time a hundred years ago to, er, Leningrad, March 8, 1919? Judging from the giggling guy and gals on the screen, I had not. I checked my phone. It was March 8, 2019. And I was in America.

Some Today show dingbat gushed feigned excitement about the great holiday. Sitting to his left were two or three fashionable ladies likewise sharing his jubilation. The male host turned over the segment to a lady reporter outside the building, who was flanked by two young women prattling on about the liberation of the “music industry” from some sinister male dominance that obviously has deprived the likes of Madonna and Barbra Streisand of millions of dollars in riches. Behind them all was a gaggle of girls cheering about something else that had something to do with International Women’s Day.

It was confusing. All of these women and yet — and yet — no Comrade Clara.

That’s right. No Comrade Clara. Where was Clara Zetkin? Continue reading

The God that Failed

“Why have so many Western intellectuals—from George Bernard Shaw to Jean-Paul Sartre to Susan Sontag—waxed so enthusiastic about Communism, even at its most repressive?” Lee Edwards

“Planning leads to dictatorship.” F. A. Hayek

“It is therefore our solemn duty to call out socialism for what it is—a pseudo-religion posing as a pseudo-science enforced by political tyranny—a god that has failed each and every time it has been tried.” Lee Edwards

The God that Failed…Over and Over Again

By Lee Edwards, American Thinker, March 15, 2019

Why do so many of our university professors argue that socialism is a better way to peace and prosperity than capitalism? Because it is, to them, an article of faith. To admit that socialism has failed — repeatedly, consistently and abysmally — for over a century would be, for them, to deny their god.

Theirs are the eyes of faith that cannot see.

Venezuela, once one of the wealthiest countries in Latin American, is now on the brink of economic collapse and political anarchy after two decades of Chavez/Maduro socialism.

Cuba has languished under the Communist Party of Fidel and Raul Castro, who promised free and open elections when they came to power. Sixty years later, Cubans are still waiting.

The Soviets tried for 74 years to build a socialist workers’ paradise, killing millions in the process. Their empire wound up on the ash heap of history, so broke that President Mikhail Gorbachev had to borrow a pen to sign the document dissolving the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

Some nations experimented with socialism, then came to their senses and reversed course. Continue reading