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Wilson-Russia“On April 6, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation declaring that ‘a state of war exists between the United States and the Imperial German Government’.” Europe Since 1914, (Appelton, 1957)

On April 2, 1917, in a Message to Congress, Wilson voiced his support for the revolution that had just taken place in Russia: “Does not every American feel assurance has been added to our hope for the future of this world by the wonderful and heartening things that have been happening within the last few weeks in Russia?” Russia was known by those who knew it best to have been always in fact democratic at heart, in all the vital habits of her thought, in all the intimate relationships of her people that spoke their natural instinct, their habitual attitude towards life. The autocracy that crowned the summit of her political structure, long as it had stood and terrible as was the reality of its power, was not in fact Russian in origin, character, or purpose; and now it has been shaken off and the great, generous Russian people have been added in all their naive magesty and might to the forces that are fighting for freedom in the world, for justice, and for peace. Here is a fit partner for our League of Honor.”

Few indeed are those, from the plundering classes, who are willing to admit that U.S. involvement in the Great War, and the Russian Revolutions of 1917 were mistakes. Perhaps the millions of lives, and trillions of dollars, lost makes them feel good about themselves. So the disorder continues, with the U.S. now supporting the disruptorsĀ in Syria and Ukraine.

Artwork: Boris Kustodiev, Merchant’s Wife at Tea, 1918


RussiaToday (2)We felt safe riding a NYC subway with this Russian yesterday. He told LE that many people in New York have come up to him, saying they like Putin.

Communism failed in Russia. Democracy failed in the United States.

U.S. leaders think that by pushing interventions/revolutions around the world they will be ‘freeing’ others (now!) and reversing America’s decline. In doing so they have acted dishonestly, created misery for millions of people, and destabilized the world.

Going forward, Putin is less untruthful than Obama, McCain and Congress.

“The whole of government consists in being honest.” Thomas Jefferson

DidIReallyDieIn front of the United Nations today, a sign on a bus reads: “Did I really die?” Given the way UN member states, led by the U.S., are sowing disruption and misery throughout the world (see Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya & Syria), one might conclude that those words apply to the UN.

After violating Ukraine’s sovereignty, and the UN Charter, by intervening in support of the coup in Kiev, various leaders, including President Obama, are now invoking ‘sovereignty’ in response to Russia’s actions in Crimea. Their words and the UN project are hollow.

Rather than protecting and improving the lives of individuals and states, the UN has become a dealer of death.

PriestsOfTheWorldU.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s statement today, that the U.S. “expects other nations to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and avoid provocative actions,” is interesting given that the U.S. has been a serial violator of sovereignty for all of the 21st century — from Iraq to Afghanistan, Egypt, Libya, Iran (cyber), Syria and now even Ukraine — having supported the coup there.

American policy makers, increasingly guided by Jews who see themselves as priests for the world, are setting aside the U.S Constitution, the U.N. Charter and Natural Law in their efforts to re-design the world and reshuffle its leadership deck.

“This concept of priesthood provides the model for Israel’s self-image and for its role among the nations of the world.” Nahum M. Sarna, Exploring Exodus (Shocken Books, 1986)

On a recent trip to the United Nation, LE asked an Egyptian diplomat: “Was it a mistake to get rid of Mubarak?” He said “yes.” We then asked: “Is the Arab Spring with its coups and attempted coups in Egypt, Libya, Syria and now Ukraine (engineered by outside parties) a violation of the U.N. Charter?” Without hesitating he said “yes.”

“Individual liberty, freed from all bonds and all laws, all objective and social values, is in reality only a death-dealing anarchy.” Pope Pius XII, 1951

Keiko-NorikoJapanese fashion designer, Noriko Iwamura (right), in NYC with her friend, Keiko, for the holidays.

Photograph: Stephen Wise


BlackPowerNYC (2)Are today’s conquerors reigning with a heart of stone or a heart of flesh?

RedCrossThe American Red Cross says it is offering IT (family tracing) and mental health support for Filipinos in the U.S., with family members effected by Typhoon Haiyan.

IT (information technology) solutions and mental health issues are commonly seen bedfellows today. What people really need is water.

Children2013On December 19, 2011 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 11 Oct. as the International Day of the Girl Child—for the purpose of recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This year’s focus is on ‘innovating for girls education.’

The UN is seeking to ‘empower’ women and girls with education, technology and financial aid—to be catalysts for change and development in society. The problem is the UN’s vision is more material and disruptive than holistic, guided by corporate interests and activists (algos & egos), that will likely do more harm than good for individuals, families and society.



Stephen B. Wise


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