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Yesterday, with little fanfare, one of the greatest writers in history, Herman Wouk, died at the age of 103. With him, a little piece of America died.

 

Wouk’s parents, like many Jews, emigrated from Russia to the USA in the early 1900’s. They battled abject poverty as well as racism and grew to love America, a country that, in its own way, hated them.

 

I first read Wouk’s “War and Remembrance,” on an oil rig in the Persian Gulf. My crew was on standby offshore and I laid in bed listening to the rig engines grind on as the rough necks “tripped pipe.” When the engines stopped, we’d go to work. I recall hoping that they’d stay on until I finished reading. The book, which was really a series of stories, mesmerized me.

 

That book is what created my passion for travel and adventure, but that’s not what drove Wouk. A combat veteran of WW2, Wouk was a Hasidic Jew, who spent countless hours studying the Talmud. That discipline can be best explained in the words of my old friend Bob Kurshner.

 

“Paul. You Catholics are stupid. You tell your smartest people, your priests, that they can’t have children. Imagine your father is a Rabbi. He’s your role model. He comes home every night and spends five hours studying the Talmud.”

 

Many, if not most of the Jews emigrating to the US came from Russia, Germany and Austria, as well as a spattering of Eastern European countries. Along with them came a veritable army of Germans. Contrary to what leftist babble on about, these were the men that built America.

 

And, America did NOT welcome them in the least. The KKK signs of that time said,

 

“No niggers”

“No Jews”

“No Catholics”

 

Hardly a welcome mat.

 

A good example is Henry Lehman, one of the fathers of what we lazily call our “market economy.” Lehman created, with his brother Mayer, New York’s cotton exchange and eventually, a company that was the mother of the US markets.

 

Unless you know Jews or Germans personally, you can’t imagine how hard these people work. Along with crushing hours and steel willed discipline, they have an uncompromising toughness. They ran their companies in places where they were not welcome, with governments controlled by people discriminated against them, and prospered.

 

This is why the left hates them so much. They can’t compete.

 

Throughout history, conquering armies destroyed the cultures of those they defeated. Most recently, it was the Taliban that has destroyed most of the holy sites in Afghanistan. If the Muslims retake Jerusalem, they’ll reduce it to rubble. In fact, they state this publicly as their goal. By doing this, they can create a new narrative and a new history.

 

The history of empires is that they are built by great men and willed to their worthless children who piss away their inheritance. The history of Judaism is that they do not allow their children to become worthless. Their almost maniacal dedication to education and family as fierce discipline are the keys to their survival.

 

To the end of his days, Herman Wouk was a Hasidic Jew. He never wavered. It was that discipline that gave him the will and power to dedicated tens of thousands of hours to The Winds of War, and its sequel, War and Remembrance.

 

When I was in the 8th grade, my English teacher, Mr. West, a brutal man trained as a Jesuit decided I wasn’t competent at reading aloud in front of people. He made me read the great Longfellow epic, “Evangeline,” every day in class. In the middle of the winter, I’d stand there with the windows wide open, freezing my ass off, reading that poem. I hated it.

 

In 9th grade, my math teacher, Mrs. Shay, would assign mountains of algebra homework. It was brutal. We thought the woman was a masochist. I can to this day see the woman pounding her finger on her book saying, “You must read and study this book every night!” 3/4ths of her students got 100 percent on the Regents exam. Yet she failed my friend Judy, a girl who got a 100% for not turning in all her homework.

 

What they called discipline today’s “edutainment” teachers would call child abuse. Educators present information as if it’s a bag of skittles. They dance around like idiots convinced that they have to make edutainment “interesting” to inspire the lazy, cellphone addicted mall rats that sleepily stagger into their classrooms.

 

One of the greatest books ever written, “Gone with the Wind”, is being forbidden in America’s schools. I must have read it ten times. The book is amazing. It’s being replaced with an idiotic series of books featuring kids in a witchcraft school that fly around on broomsticks. The books have a plot so simple, a 4th grader could have written them.

In 70 years, “Gone with the Wind” sold 30 million copies, yet it took 5 years to sell 53 million copies of “50 Shades of Gray,” a psycho-porn novel whose only real purpose is as a masturbation aid for middle aged women. These same women are now launching the #Metoo movement, complaining about sexual discrimination!

 

I’d say God help us, but that would be blasphemous. God should NOT help people who act like this. People who abandon God, should not ask for favors.

 

Soros, a profoundly evil man, has stated publicly that he hates America, a country that gave him citizenship and protection.

 

He has used his billions to crush Christian American culture, though it’s hard to argue that we needed his help.  Here in New York, the massive stone cathedrals built by our ancestors are being used as rap studios, flea markets and converted dental offices.

 

What child going to a public school today would use Henry Lehman as a role model? Lehman would be banned from schools as a man whose family owned a slave, was an ardent capitalist and an unapologetic Jew. Three strikes and you’re out.  Shouldn’t a Lehman protégé’ create a country, Palestine, as a rich, democracy and hand it over, lock, stock and barrel, to people who vow to exterminate them from the face of the earth?

 

How many would choose Wouk, a man who, with his wife, sacrificed for years to create great historical novels and dedicate them to the glory of God?

 

Too few.

 

Does the left want to exterminate 65 million Christians?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1) Stop mowing your lawn.

Mowing your lawn makes your house look superior. In fact, don’t paint your house or clean your gutters. Take all the junk food wrappers, plastic and pizza boxes you use and throw them on your lawn.

 

2) Encourage your kids not to study for exams.

Studying raises a child’s SAT and makes them appear superior. Teach them to disrespect authority, kneel for the pledge of allegiance and smoke pot.

 

3) Stop working.

Working makes you appear superior. If you must work, as soon as you get a paycheck, call in sick the next three days.

 

4) Get a psychology degree.

Take out a huge loan and use it to get a degree in either psychology or human sexuality from a poorly rated community college. Spend most of the money on drugs, booze and spring breaks to Aruba. Then, claim you’re an expert on climate science, biology and economics on your blog.

 

5) Stop going to church.

Churches breed superiority worldwide. People who regularly attend church are happier, healthier, have more sex and make more money, making them appear superior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine the debate between Trump and Biden.

 

Biden: Tariffs are going to increase costs to American consumers.

 

Trump: A tariff is nothing other than a sales tax. If sales taxes are so destructive, why are they so high in New York?

 

End of debate.

 

This is why Schumer has come out in support of Trump’s tariffs. It’s not like Schumer has seen Jesus, it’s that Trump has … well, Trumped him. Tariffs tax imports and not domestic production. If Trump wanted to, he could replace income taxes with taxes on oil and gas, imports and the use of the US dollar in overseas trade.

 

If Trump took this stance, and promised to eliminate tax returns, he’d win 50 states.

 

The Democrats are in a position of extreme weakness. They all want tax increases, but the US is already running a $1 trillion deficit. A tax increase is not going to solve the problem as any new taxes would simply be eaten up by the deficit. Also, their obsession with white hate and flooding the country with Somalians is causing them to lose BLACK votes.

 

The left has portrayed the President as a dictator, but they seem to forget that the ability to make fast decisions when the country is in peril is the reason the founders didn’t want a democracy. None of Europe’s democracies are currently functioning. IN times of strife, the people want a strong leader.

 

And the Democrats are “celebrating” Peter Buttigieg and Beto. Seriously, you can’t make this shit up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of course, in the media, this “issue” is taken to the tenth level of stupid.

 

In the 70’s, Congress issued a series of tax deductions to spur investment. Tax rates were so high that only an idiot would risk money investing.  Trump did what every investor did then. He invested in tax shelters.

 

This is what Whitewater was. A shelter. But with Hillary it was different. She took paper losses, then convinced her banker buddy Jim McDougal to allow her to put the debt that she and her husband had personally guaranteed in a shell corporation and allow the corporation to file bankruptcy. The bank eventually went under and taxpayers paid for Hillary’s losses.

 

This was the heart of the S&L crisis, buried politically by Bush.

 

There’s no evidence Trump broke any of the laws Hillary broke, but Hillary is special. She can invent her own laws.

 

For the record, tax shelters were THE investment choice in the 70’s and early 80’s. Ronald Reagan eventually eliminated them, but it took a decade for the damage to be undone.

 

In the mean time, the media has learned that there’s no money in intelligent, honest journalism. Stupid sells.