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Latest Jack Ryan movie, Shadow Recruit, sadly reminds me too much of reality.

January 21, 2014 Leave a comment

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SPOILER ALERT, I thought I would get that out first lest you hate me for revealing too much, but I don’t think I really give a way enough to spoil anything. This is not necessarily a review of this movie but this post is more or less about the thoughts that I had during and after watching this movie.

First of all I was not planning to go and watch any movie at all but at my eldest son’s insistence, and my wife’s insistence that our 15-year-old and his Daddy have a little one-on-one Daddy-time, we decided to spend part of our Martin Luther King Jr day off from work and school watching this thriller. Turns out I really did enjoy the film, we both did, another reboot and re-imagining origin story about the characters that Tom Clancy first created years ago. Plus I really enjoy all of the actors in their past roles and now in this movie too.

Briefly, the premise of the movie is that it is about an ultra-secret plot within the Russian Government to undermine and destroy the US economy to create a devastating and worse second Great Depression. This is the world of this spy-thriller fiction, but, compare that with the fact that in reality there is an ultra-secret plot within the American Government to undermine and destroy the US economy, namely in the real-life person of evil, socialist, multi-billionaire, George Soros and his backing, especially financial backing, of the current President and the current radicalized Democrat party. The only reason it is ultra-secret in real life is because the main-stream media is merely an extension of the current radicalized Democrat party.

The actions of the current leaders shows that there is a plot to destroy the American economy. Due to the current actions of our current leaders we have the slowest job creation since the Great Depression, a number of failed stimulus packages, the highest sustained energy prices ever, the over regulating of business, the never-ending over spending, the failed Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, and a failing economy overall. Simply look at the fact that this current administration has acquired more debt than all previous presidents COMBINED. During the upcoming state of union address President Obama will not surprisingly do very little more other than continue to propose more spending and more economy-killing tax hikes.

Kenneth Branagh’s character, financial mogul, Viktor Cherevin, reminded of real-life, financial mogul, George Soros.

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Kenneth Branagh as the evil Viktor Cherevin

Was George Soros Involved in the White Houses LightSquared Scandal?

The evil George Soros as the evil George Soros

More on George Soros:

Soros: Republic Enemy #1http://web.archive.org/web/20101027070859/http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700

George Soros, Cheering on Chaos: http://www.scribd.com/doc/98605881/Cheering-on-Chaos-George-Soros-Prepares-for-the-Troubles-Ahead-by-Matthew-Vadum-Organization-Trends-March-2012

Introducing George Soros: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=977

Shoot, my social media clout is so great that I probably just spoiled any of the Oscar award hopes that this movie ever had. 😀

Bear with me but I wanted to update this post and include a horrifying excerpt from Soros: Republic Enemy #1http://web.archive.org/web/20101027070859/http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/14700 

Remember this is Obama’s and the Democrats’ most fervent backer, including financial backer, and is embraced, albeit somewhat secretly, by the current US political leaders:

“The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros…György Schwartz, better known to the world as George Soros, was born August 12, 1930 in Hungary…The Schwartz’s, who were non-practicing Jews, changed the family name to Soros, in order to facilitate assimilation into the gentile population, as the Nazis spread into Hungary during the 1930s.  Soros is an Esperanto word meaning “to soar.”

In 1944 Hitler’s henchman Adolf Eichmann arrived in Hungary, to oversee the murder of that country’s Jews.  The Soros children were all given fake identity papers, and were shipped out to various Christian families.  George Soros ended up with a man whose job was confiscating property from the Jewish population.  Soros went with him on his rounds.

Soros has repeatedly called 1944 “the best year of his life.” 

In an article in the Wall Street Journal, Joshua Muravchik notes that, “70% of Mr. Soros’s fellow Jews in Hungary, nearly a half-million human beings, were annihilated in that year. They were dying and disappearing all around him, and their numbers no doubt included many whom he knew personally. Yet he gives no sign that this put any damper on his elation, either at the time or indeed in retrospect.”

During an interview with “Sixty Minute’s” Steve Kroft, Soros was asked about his “best year:” 

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KROFT: My understanding is that you went out with this protector of yours who   
swore that you were his adopted godson.

SOROS: Yes. Yes.

KROFT: Went out, in fact, and helped in the confiscation of property from the Jews.

SOROS: Yes. That’s right. Yes.

KROFT: I mean, that sounds like an experience that would send lots of people to the 
psychiatric couch for many, many years. Was it difficult?

SOROS: Not, not at all.  Not at all. 

KROFT: No feeling of guilt?

SOROS: No.

Of course he didn’t feel guilty.  Soros has the moral depth of a clam.  Nonetheless, he has said, “my goal is to become the conscience of the world.” 

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Cultural Indictment: The New Star Trek

June 3, 2013 Leave a comment

I too, am saddened at the fact that our morally decaying society has manifested itself in one of my favorite good old sci-fi franchises.

Michael Stark

I’ve been a lifelong science fiction fan, especially so of the Star Trek franchise. As a kid, I was drawn to the stories and to the ability to use reason to guide humanity past difficulties and solve complex problems (though I could not put such words to it as a child). As an adult, I more clearly see the philosophy embedded within Star Trek, especially so in The Original Series and The Next Generation incarnations.

Theologian Stanley Grenz testified to the philosophy in Trek many years ago. The opening chapter of his book, A Primer on Postmodernism, examines the shift from modern philosophy to postmodern philosophy as seen in TOS and TNG. That chapter is required reading in my intro to philosophy courses that I teach and it is coupled with an readings from Descartes and different postmodern thinkers (Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard) through the lens of James K.A…

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SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER!! —“I don’t know where we left our brains…?!”

February 12, 2013 Leave a comment

My friends, this is really important!! Maybe you have already heard about Dr. Ben Carlson and his amazing and courageous speech in front of President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast last Friday. This event has made many headlines. But whether you have or have not heard about this, it still bears repeating many times.

As you may know, according to my political views—well you know my political views if you have perused this blog at all—I am very partisan; I definitely feel that those that are currently in power in our nation, and their ilk, and there ideas are currently the reasons for the bulk of the problems with our nation today. But, stay with me now, Dr. Carson, WITHOUT BEING particularly PARTISAN has really spoken TRUTH at this Prayer Breakfast please see these videos below.

I know this one above is almost a half an hour. If you are pressed for time at this moment start at 17:50, but be sure to come back later. Near the beginning Dr. Carson talks very succinctly about the problems with Political Correctness. So you will have missed that if you are in a hurry and take my advice. But I really feel that the essence of his message starts at 17:50. Also just like Eric Metaxas did last year Dr. Carson appropriately mixes humor throughout his speech. (see my post about Eric Metaxas by clicking here)

This man, Dr Ben Carson has an amazing story. Cuba Gooding Jr. played Dr. Ben Carson in a movie detailing his remarkable life story, click here for that movie. Below is a picture of him receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush in 2008. This is the highest civilian award in the United States. 

Below is another must see video 🙂 which is an interview where he talks about why he felt led to give that speech at the Prayer Breakfast. My hope is that you will watch this video as well as the one above in its entirety. Also my hope is that you will feel compelled to share this post with others.

Let’s get our brains back on people…

Dr. Carson’s book AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL: http://www.amazon.com/America-Beautiful-Rediscovering-Nation-Great/dp/0310330912/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360280297&sr=8-1&keywords=america+the+beautiful

STORY OF HIS LIFE, GIFTED HANDS:Story of his life:http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Hands-20th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0310332907/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360281124&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=giftted+hands

MOVIE OF HIS LIFE: http://www.amazon.com/Gifted-Hands-Cuba-Gooding-Jr/dp/B002D755AI/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360281124&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=giftted+hands

Trailer for the Story of Dr. Ben Carson’s life:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CARsXc5XFmk

Carson Scholarship Fund: http://carsonscholars.org/

Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer’s Birthday and A Lesson in Courage.

February 6, 2013 1 comment

VeggieTales Esther A Lesson In CourageA few days ago was Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Birthday (Feb 4) Last year Eric Metaxas, who wrote a great book on Bonhoeffer had a great speech at the Nat’l Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

Although I am sure Eric Metaxas is known to many people for many creative works, but personally I was first introduced to Eric Metaxas several years ago while I was watching with my children a Veggie Tales video based on the Bible story of Esther. He did a very good job but what was most memorable to me was that instead of hearing the usual British accent, or James Earl Jones type of voice to make narration sound very intelligent I heard Eric Metaxas’ voice which sort of reminded me (and I may be dating myself now) of a young Woody Allen. The full title of this Veggie Tales video is “VeggieTales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen” and then markedly subtitled “A Lesson In Courage.”

I think Eric took that lesson of courage definitely to heart because at that Prayer Breakfast during his sometimes humorous but poignant speech at the podium, sharing the dais with President Obama, the First Lady and with other notable people like Nancy Pelosi, Metaxas courageously spoke about standing for, and defending the pre-born against abortion. Watch this video below:

Also see more pictures of this experience on Eric Metaxas’ own blog by clicking here.

December 20, 2012 Leave a comment

“…As Gandalf says, heroism is found not through a grand deed but in “the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk, that keeps the darkness at bay…”    UPDATED LINK TO ORIGINAL http://acculturated.com/what-does-bilbo-teach-us-about-heroism/

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