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WoundedWarrior2015WoundedWarrior2015cWoundedWarrior2015aWoundedWarriors2015The Wounded Warrior Project held their Courage Awards and Benefit Dinner at the Waldorf Thursday evening.

WWP seeks to honor and empower wounded warriors with services and programs to meet the needs of service members, especially in cases where the VA and family supports have broken down.

One speaker said the challenges going forward are for “long term care and quality mental health care.”

Photographs: Stephen Wise

HelpHelp2In her recent commencement address to the Tuskegee University Class of 2015, Michelle Obama said that one of the “indignities” that she and her husband had to endure was “people at formal events who assumed that we were the help.”

What’s wrong with being the “help”? Aren’t we all called to be “the help,” for each other, in various ways?

While invoking God several times in her remarks, Mrs. Obama failed to mention the timeless truth: “Whoever is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be exalted.” Matthew 23:11

Divine wisdom says that to be royal we need to serve others, but to serve others we need to be royal (spiritually mature).

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACould it be that CGI donors, like the House of Saud, influenced American foreign policy, with respect to regime change efforts in Syria, Egypt and Libya? We think so. Why else would they give money to the Clintons? Not to help children.

In 2013 LE asked a CGI rep what commitments they had for Syrian refugees — the ones that Hillary helped to create. He never got back to us.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

MadMen-Correction1Photograph: Stephen Wise

NYAntiquarianBookFair2015aThe 55th Annual New York Antiquarian Book Fair runs through April 12, 2015 at the Park Avenue Armory.

“He felt so uneasy, deep inside his stomach, that he could not think about it anymore. He wished he hadn’t done it. He wished he could get back and not do anything of the kind.” James Agee, Death in the Family, (McDowell, Obolensky New York, 1957)

While walking the show one couldn’t help but wonder about the billions, perhaps trillions, of dollars spent over the years in the U.S. on education and ‘intelligence’—supposedly to enlighten people, only to have many opt for untruthfulness.

Photograph: Stephen Wise

SheaCayuse (2)It’s been said that U.S. wines are experiencing a renaissance. From Oregon and Washington State, the wines of Shea Wine Cellars and Cayuse are a revelation.

RomanHolidayTheUnitedStatesIsraelThat 90% of Congress showed up for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech, seeking to multiply the discord in the region, is testimony to the level of corruption and darkness that pervades Washington.

The methods and practices of the ‘Jewish’ State, a state built on terror (see Stern Gang), are finding new expression in IS (Islamic State), with the U.S. providing support in both cases.

Artwork: James N. Rosenberg

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt’s been said: “The surest way to kill communism is to act like a communist. The surest way to kill a monarchy is to act like a monarch. And the surest way to kill America is to act like an American.”

RudiG (2)The American ‘way of life’—with its disruptions, interests, and rights (and Wi-Fi everywhere)—is killing people. Just recently former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked what the U.S. should have done immediately after 9/11? He replied: “We should have invaded Iran.”

As the so-called American “patriots” assert their love for the U.S., usually by killing lots of folks, we would suggest the best hope for the United States, and the world, starts with halting the disease of Americanism in all its pernicious (traditional & progressive) forms, which is fueling Islamic extremism.

Photographs: Stephen Wise

LincolnRussiansOn this President’s Day in the US, as President Obama threatens to arm the gangster leaders of Ukraine (that he installed), and further divide Ukraine and Russia, its worth recalling that Russia under Czar Alexander II “contributed materially toward preventing British and French recognition of and aid to the Confederacy,” thereby enabling the preservation of the Union and nation under Lincoln. Albert A. Woldman, Lincoln and the Russians (World Publishing, 1952)

 

SavonD'Alep2 This soap, from Aleppo, Syria (Savon d’Alep), was made before that city was destroyed by American intervention in Syria beginning in 2011.

The murder of three Muslim students in North Carolina sparked outrage in the U.S. this week. What about the three hundred Syrian refugees, forced from their homes because of U.S. actions against their government, who drown in the Mediterranean also this week?

In 1852 Abraham Lincoln, referring to the revolutions taking place in Europe, said “that it is the duty of our government to neither foment, nor assist, such revolutions in other governments.” Lincoln empathized with the aspirations of the people to be free but also believed that change had to come from within.

U.S. efforts at regime change, throughout the world over many years, are not the fruits of a successful free state but rather the machinations of a failed state.

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