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Author: W R Collier Jr

Progressives Attacking Their Own Foundations 

​Undermining The Fabric Of Civilization William R Collier Jr- In the 1990’s I was vehemently opposed to President Clinton.  In the early 1990’s I ran a local newspaper and was guilty of alarmist rhetoric myself which I aimed at the President every week. Eventually,  by 1995, I grew up. I moved past that phase, and my headlines,  while critical, were more measured.  I was among the few who saw the entire impeachment process as undermining the very fabric of our civilization, one stitch and one thread at a time.  We have entered an era of scorched earth politics in...

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The UPDR Ideals: Ideals For Independence 

William R. Collier Jr-  What is freedom, and what does it mean to be a freedomist,  someone who advocates and works for freedom for themselves and their fellow man?  One dictionary definition that seems to depict the spirit of the West reads- the power to think, act, and think as one wishes without constraint.  But another definition would say- the state or quality of being exempt from something onerous.  But what about the power to shape the kind of culture and society in which you live in accordance with your values? What about freedom from privation or injustice?  What...

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Book Review- Churchill, Roosevelt & Company by Lewis E Lehrman

Churchill, Roosevelt & Company: Studies in Character and Statecraft By William R. Collier How, and why, did the US enter the war against the Nazis and come to the rescue of Great Britain? Lewis E. Lehrman richly unpacks the whole story, centering around the “special relationship” between America and Great Britain. That relationship was born from a personal relationship between Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, as well as between the men surrounding these titanic figures. Lewis E. Lehrman applies scholarly yet lucid treatment to complicated relationships. Lehrman is a holder of the National Humanities Medal, one of America’s most...

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STRAIGHT STORY: US Navy Destroyer Rammed

News incorrectly says “US Destroyer rammed Philippine Cargo ship”. The cargo ship has damage to its port  bow, the destroyer has damage to the starboard amidship. Clearly, the cargo ship did the ramming. It came from behind on the starboard side and hit the Destroyer at an angle, glancing off its port bow and evidently continued forward and separated from the Navy ship. The incident is off Japan. The merchant was en route to Tokyo. At around 2:30 AM the ACX Crystal reported a collision with the US Destroyer. 2 sailors were injured, including the captain. The captain was...

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Are Conservatives Losers?

Are we conservatives losers who snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by our constant navel gazing and self-critique even in the face of an all-out assault on our legitimacy by the Progressives? We see with the wanton and egregious attacks on Donald J. Trump that conservatives are ill-equipped intellectually and morally to stand strong. The conspiracy theorists would argue, “The witch hunt against the duly elected President is nothing short of an effort to literally conduct a coup against the voters. The aim to is to place a globalist puppet in the White House to continue the globalist...

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The Blueprint To Save America?

Bill Collier- Democracy, Churchill claimed, was a terrible form of government, but all the other forms were worse. But if you consider such factors as longevity, stability, peace, and relative stability, democracy is in fact at least no better than other forms of government and probably worse in some ways. As HL Mencken said, every election is an advance auction on stolen property. The flaw of democracy is that it basically becomes the majority “eating” the minority and power is won by giving things away through excessive taxes and sent spending, which the politician himself of herself is not accountable for.  America is in crisis, but few realize that this is an existential crisis which will eventually result in a failed state, if history is our guide. There is not much good to say about our trajectory- we are being overrun by foreign IDEAS that fundamentally oppose our national identity and values, we are digging a debt hole from which escape may soon be impossible, we are morally and spiritually corrupting our children, we are destroying the fabric of society, which is the family led by a natural mother and father, and of course our political decision-making process is corrupted and torn, incapable of making hard choices with any kind of speed. History says that when a society reaches this point it must either rebuild a new foundation based...

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Day One In Israel

The journey through the Holy Land begins. Of course it is amazing. We are at an undisclosed location, we don’t want to give away details of the hosts or where exactly they live. But we are sitting as dawn comes over Mount Zion at a place of historical battle, from ancient of days perhaps King David himself looked up this mountain here before commanding the attack on the old Jebusite city of Jerusalem. In 1948-49 this was where the battle lines were drawn between Israel and Jordan. In 1967, this was from whence an attack occurred liberating the Old City and East Jerusalem from the Jordanians. It a place of history, of battle, and pilgrimage.   The most persecuted group in the Holy Land are the Palestinian Christians, as Palestinians they are not favored by the Jews and as Christians they are hated by the Islamists. Today, they live mostly in an underground state of they are converted to Christianity. This morning we awoke to the Muslim call to prayer. It sounds beautiful in its own way, but for some it is a reminder of the division, and of the unresolved conflict. Muslims and Jews, and to some extent Christians, claim the Holy Land, but Muslims today are dominated by the idea of a Muslim only land, bereft of Jews and Christians. Thus, a holy call to prayer, and...

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The Freedomist Returns To Its Activist, Conservative Roots

The management of The Freedomist is now the responsibility of Regal Blue Media, owned by one of the founders and the Publisher of the Freedomist since 2008. As the other entity is being retired, this became necessary, though the partners continue to be committed to working together in other ventures, especially internet marketing and other services. My name is Bill Collier and I will become the Publisher and Director of what will be a Freedomist Community and network of blogs and websites run by and for “Freedomists”, people who are dedicated to the upholding the spirit and intent of the Bill of Rights and freedom rooted in virtue, liberty, and independence. We also promote the UPDR Ideals of Unity in diversity, Popular sovereignty, Democratic equality, and Rule of law as a core governance and lifestyle discipline. In short, we are going to transition back to a more freedomist activation community, with conservative news and content, including hosted blogs, possibly yours. This will take time. Some of our future projects could include: 1. User blogs with a focus on freedom building issues, especially expertise regarding different subjects and watchdog journalism from a conservative perspective 2. Freedomist forums and groups  for freedom builders to connected and collaborate and share insights regarding current events 3. A Freedomist Simulated Government with sim officials shadowing actual Federal officials and offices and reporting to a...

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Steeped In History, Israel Is An Eternal Homeland

William R Collier Jr- If you look in the Book of Revelation, in chapter 22, you find that nations exist, and kings. It says all the kings of the nations cone to Jerusalem. Jerusalem and Israel are the only homeland mentioned in the New Heavens and the New Earth, and the location of this homeland has already been eternally set.  Israel is an eternal homeland, at least for Christians and Jews, and even to some extent to Muslims, which is the one piece of land God reserves into Himself for His exclusive use. It is sort of like a tithe of all the land of this earth unto God.  But Israel is a land in turmoil, caught between competing and warring factions including Muslims, Christians, and Jews, but also between factions among them, all buying for preeminence. And yet, in the end, the land belongs only to God, and not to man, and who He lets in, is who He lets in. One group often overlooked are the Samaritan Israelite people, who number only around 800 souls. These peopke are rooted in the land, they claim to be descendents of Israel, the 10 tribes, and their High Priest claims to be a direct descendent of Aaron himself. Accused of not being Israelites by the Jews, who claimed they were Assyrian settlers, the irony is that if you want to...

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No Hard Evidence Russian Intelligence Involved In “Election Hack”

William R Collier Jr- The case used by the US government to prove Russian hacking of the DNC and John Podesta’s email to allegedly influence the US election does not stand on firm ground, if the evidence provided is all there is. A well-known and trusted cyber-security company that provides security software to protect WordPress sites from being hacked has revealed that the malware cited as Russian malware is really slightly outdated malware available for purchase from Urkaine and the IP addresses cited are actually broad, generic IP addresses associated with numerous hosting companies and TOR access points. Based on the evidence provided, Wordfence concluded in their review, there was no way to determine a link to Russian intelligence agencies. The article is here. The bottom line, according to the article, is The IP addresses that DHS provided may have been used for an attack by a state actor like Russia. But they don’t appear to provide any association with Russia. They are probably used by a wide range of other malicious actors, especially the 15% of IP addresses that are Tor exit nodes. The malware sample is old, widely used and appears to be Ukrainian. It has no apparent relationship with Russian intelligence and it would be an indicator of compromise for any website. The Washington Post had to walk back a story today in which it claimed that the Russians...

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The Melodramatic Criticisms Of Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton Are Overdone

by Ralph J Benko The mainstream media is relentlessly smack talking Donald Trump for his smack talking. Most mainstream headlines on Trump can pretty much be boiled down to more or less harsh variations on Tsk! Tsk! Trump proves undeterred. Meanwhile he, and various Republican commentators, have criticisms of Hillary Clinton surpassing the histrionic. I here described Donald Trump (like me a native of Queens, New York) as a galoot (like me).  Sometimes I find what he says beyond galootish all the way to deplorable. That said, I find the refined superciliousness of the Eastern Establishment at least as bad and in some ways worse. Count me skeptical about the Establishment’s claim to moral and practical superiority. It may be that a Check Your Privilege moment for the political elites is overdue. The Establishment considered both Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton to be déclassé galoots. The Establishment really did not deign to learn from their successes in job creation and upward mobility. As Paul Hoffmeister recently pointed out in Trump/Pence, and the Coming Economic Boom in RealClearMarkets: As Rich Lowrie of Put Growth First has shown, real incomes for the bottom 90% of wage earners grew 85% during the 23-year post-War period; whereas between 1971 and 2012, income adjusted for inflation for the bottom 90% has been flat. Reagan and Clinton were job-creating outliers during a long and elite-managed...

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Neither Trump Nor The Nevertrumpers Represent Conservatism

Not since 1984 has the Republican Party nominated an actual true-blue conservative candidate for the Presidency. And not since the Contract With America has the Republican Party advocated and pushed for a solid conservative agenda. The notion that the GOP or its nominees and elected officials is the face of conservativism is false. This notion seems to ignore the fact conservativsm itself was launched quite outside of and in spite of the Republican Party itself. Meanwhile, the nevertrump leadership consists of an alliance of pro-open borders and illegal amnesty psuedo-conservatives and feckless but sincere conservatives who don’t recognize the true nature of our real enemy. Today people like Mitt Romney and the Bushes are bitterly opposing the candidacy of one Donald J. Trump. And they are doing so on the grounds that he does not represent the Party’s values or conservatism. Suddenly the very people who sought to discard the social conservative agenda and water down the fiscal conservative agenda through backroom deals with liberals are interested in “purity.” We see Paul Ryan, a failed Speaker of the House whose own conservative bona fides are virtually nil, struggling with endorsing Mr. Trump and demanding Trump prove his own fidelity to some allegedly conservative agenda which Ryan himself has betrayed. In fact, one suspects that what Paul Ryan REALLY wants is for Trump to convert to his own open-borders, illegal...

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