Friday, October 3, 2008

Triumph of Will?

I normally don’t claim any degree of prescience but those of us with an excessive amount of collective real time history are bound to see parallels. A few days ago (Wed. Oct 1,) I posted “Reminiscence” on the subjects of an old friend, Hitler Youth, and darker days in Germany under the last dictatorship. The conclusion which I had hoped the reader would draw was to the remarkable similarity between the linked YouTube video of Obama kids and the films of Leni Riefenstahl, the famous chronicler of the Third Reich.

Riefenstahl gained her initial fame with a cinematic effort which covered the Congress of the Nazi Party in Nüremberg in 1931 entitled Der Sieg der Glaubons (Victory of Faith.) It so pleased Hitler and propaganda minister Geobbels that they invited her back to a 1934 gathering to assemble the epic, Triumph of Will. No question is raised to Riefenstahl’s ground breaking talent as a film maker. She was superb, well in advance of her time. She was, of course, also an ardent admirer of Hitler from the moment she read his book, Mein Kampf. Her efforts to further Nazi propaganda were legend and she was even charged at post-war trials in the city where she initially gained her crowning moments. She was not, however, convicted of complicity in the Nazi horrors.

Born in 1902, she only succumbed in 2003, but left an enduring legacy for propaganda film makers’ world wide.

Someone with far better resources than I has gone to the trouble of lifting some of Riefenstahl’s film footage and assembling it with the sound track from the video I linked in the October 1 piece. The result is—for lack of a better word—scary. Click on the link and understand why I am alarmed. It’s short.

I am not insinuating that Obama is Hitler revisited. I am saying that their propaganda techniques are absolutely identical. They share many other characteristics as well; a false claim to be of the people, seeking the destruction of the morals of the existing government, and using racial disparities as a weapon.

Typical of Hitler’s early accomplishments were the construction of the autobahn and the subsidized Volkswagen. Both had a tremendous appeal to the citizens at the time. It enabled ownership of an automobile for even the most modest household and the fast roads to drive them on. In addition he endorsed numerous social programs at low or no cost to the citizens to further secure their loyalty to the regime.

He was also not shy about claiming the endorsement of God in his enterprise to further cement his relationship with the citizenry. It was all too good to be true; and you know where we’ll go with that.

I spent two solid years in Europe post WWII, met a large number of people, and saw the ravages of a world war. My memories are sometime disrupted but they will never disappear. I am happy to offer my observations to those of you who are not old enough to have had the experiences. In this case, my prayer is that you never have to.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Thursday, October 2, 2008

NOT EXACTLY – The beat goes on

Mr. Obama stated: My family has strong ties to African Freedom—NOT EXACTLY, your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is pro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim Sharia law.

Your half-brother, Abongo Obama is Odinga’s follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone. Check out the following link for verification of that—and for more.

When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christian’s homes and then burned men, women and children alive, in a Christian church where they took shelter. Obama supported his cousin before the election process started here. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

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There will be additional entries tomorrow on this subject. Might we safely suggest that the biggest casualty in this election campaign so far has been “the truth.”

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


During the 90’s—no, not the “gay” nineties—I was heavily invested in operating a motor coach and planning, driving and leading tours all over the United States and Canada. One of my favorite groups was an annual visit by a delegation of mostly older Germans. For years I exposed them to the wonders of America, both natural and cultural for three or four weeks and they also further educated me on theirs as well. With my two solid years living in Germany and a cursory acquaintance with the language, we easily became close friends.

Their leader, Joseph Peters, and I shared much about our backgrounds and histories as friends are wont to do. As a lad, under the Nazi regime, he had been part of the Hitler Youth program, moved through a physical development activity and later was assigned to duty in the military at the close of the war. He shared much about the techniques to which he had been subjected under the Nazis and also the details of what occurred during the subsequent occupation when he learned that what he had been taught were outright lies. It was obviously painful for him.

A pillar of despotic planning has long been the education of children to accept the falsities of evil programs. By shaping their little minds and lives there is a constant available pool emerging to buoy their numbers and propagate their message. This was certainly not unique to the National Socialists of 1930’s Germany. To a greater or lesser extent it has been practiced by every despotic regime in history. Most recently we saw thousands of youngsters on our TV screens during the ceremonies from China during the Olympics. Not only do the leaders get to bolster their message but the kids put out a benign face on their presentation. It is an insidious use of resources; but, it is extremely effective.

As a result, I was completely blown away by this offering which I came across today. It brought back a flood of memories of conversations with my friend. Carefully watch the video and appreciate with me the extremely talented and well coached youth group. Take special note of the doting parents and friends in attendance. Note also the blatant politicization of the entire affair.

With a tip of the hat to Cadet Happy on IMAO for pointing this out, I am grateful to be reminded of the origins of this type of propaganda. He suggests; “Its not hard to imagine being dragged off in the dead of night to a reeducation camp with this playing in the background”. . .

Insidious isn’t it? As promised here is one more “NOT EXACTLY.”

“My grandmother has always been a Christian"—NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn’t allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

My, oh, my, “what a tangled web we weave…….”

More “Not Exactlys” tomorrow so have a nice day if the video didn’t scare you as bad as it did me.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Not Exactly 2

As promised, here are a couple more quotes from the Messiah.

“Selma March Got Me Born”—NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961, as Selma was in 1965. (Google “Obama Selma” for his full March 4, 2007 speech and article about its various untruths.)

“Father was a goat herder”—NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged well educated youth who went on to work with the Kenyan government.

“Father was a Proud Freedom Fighter—NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.”

Keep checking on Zion Beckons because there are thirty five more of these.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday Morning Rant 57

For a “homey” little article from a home-schooling, knitting, mother of several who is currently suffering from “nosey neighbor syndrome.” Click on it; she’s an excellent writer.

Now that you're back, does this all sound familiar? Do you get the feeling that everywhere you look these days it seems that yet another individual wants to run your life and that of your family? Since I have become a gnarly old curmudgeon I no longer feel obligated to accept gratuitous advice on matters which are none of any casual observer’s business. I do feel a tinge of sympathy for this woman though. She has plenty on her mind with the kids, home schooling, and—I gather from the article—cramped quarters, and has shown remarkable restraint in handling the issue.

It’s possible I misremember but I don’t recall calling the cops every time a kid was “acting up.” Tree climbing is probably one of the hallmarks of childhood. Seeking the higher authority has become the norm in some households. Threats of police, lawyers, home-owners associations, over trivial matters are the default positions for those who would rule the world starting at your house. Most kids who suffer a broken bone while doing dangerous things enjoy a learning experience and generally improve their skills. Those who put little guys in a safety cocoon are simply denying them the opportunity to learn about life and its dangers. Lady, mind your own business!

Some cops just don’t get it

As promised, I continue to keep you up to date on the ridiculous extremes the public suffers at the hands of those in law enforcement who insist on executing “no knock” raids on private citizens. It is not surprising that an officer was slain in one of these raids.

In the link, Randy Balko explains the events leading up to the arrest of the homeowner. Apparently when he saw visual evidence of illegal entry he responded with lethal force and killed an officer. He was then charged with murder and has been fighting that charge ever since.

The home defense of one’s family and property should be an entitlement of every citizen. If these people are going to continue down this reckless and illegal path to enforce laws without proper preparation and investigation, this will continue to be the outcome.

Clueless Elites

Bill Whittle is one of those guys who always makes sense. They are rare! I have shared his observations with you before and hope you look forward to reading him as much I do.

In this particular piece Bill chooses to show the elites of our society for the popinjays they actually are. Out of touch with those who truly make America great with sweat, hard work, faith, and an unending love of their country, the elites cannot stand the thought that they are rapidly becoming a laughing stock and a constant object of derision. The prime example among the current pretenders is the attitude demonstrated by Obama at a high tone meeting recently in San Francisco with a collection of like minded snobs. He made the assertion that average Americans (in this case Pennsylvanians) “find refuge in their guns and their God.”

Although it was intended as a disparaging comment; it was right on the money. Personally, I plead guilty as charged. I freely admit that my firearms are indeed a comfort in troubled times although not nearly the refuge I find in the arms of my Savior. Keep it up and watch your poll numbers decline.

Not exactly

Terry Anderson, an African-American talk show host in Los Angeles, provides a lengthy list of claims by Barack Obama. Like much of the dissembling and outright lies which that campaign distributes, there is a grain of truth in each one of these “not exactlys.” It is my intention to post at least one of these a day until November 4th. Some will sound familiar; others will be news to you. They are not earth shattering when taken individually but in the aggregate they are damning.

We shall lead off with one of the most interesting.

“My Name is African Swahili – NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and ‘Barka’ (from which Barack came) means ‘blessed’ in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama. Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother’s side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father’s side. While Barack Hussein Obama’s father was from Kenya, his father’s family was mainly Arabs. Barack Hussein Obama’s father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87..5% Arab (his father’s birth certificate even states he’s Arab, not African Negro)’ For more information go to this link

There you have the teaser. You will see at least one equivalent fact published each and every day until the election. This is not horseshoes or hand grenades; close does not count. The truth is the truth and not subject to debate. Hey, it’s a rant and this is something I am quite insistent upon,

Have a great week and share the joy of the Lord with others.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon