Irresistible Revolution – Book Review

Type: Non-fiction

Category: Military Policy

Author: Matthew Lohmeier

Pages: 230

Publisher: Self-Published

List Price: (Paperback) $17.95

Matthew Lohmeier was never interested in writing a book. He still isn’t.

So how did his book become #1 on Amazon three days after he was relieved of his command as Space Force Lt. Col. Commander at Buckley Air Force Base in Colorado?

In a nutshell:

1. In May Lohmeier released Irresistible Revolution, a self-published book warning about the dangers of Marxism in the military.
2. On May 14th he was relieved of his duties as commander of the 11th Space Warning Squadron and accused of “prohibited partisan activity” in promoting his book on a podcast.
3. Three days later Lohmeier’s book was #1 on Amazon, who couldn’t keep the book in stock, and it remains a best seller at the time of this writing with an average 5-star review on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The irony is Lohmeier’s “cancellation” was due to exactly what he warns about in his book – the mass psychosis of Critical Race Theory, the psychological shipwreck of identity politics and the wokeification of the military.

Lohmeier is a modern-day Paul Revere. Unlike citizen Revere though, Lohmeier has taken a huge chance with his military career.

In publishing his bold book that asserts how Marxism is embedded in our military institutions, he shows chapter and verse how critical race theory and Black Lives Matter propaganda is methodically creating division and distrust among the rank and file.

Lohmeier knows what is at stake and how critical it is to share what he’s seen firsthand. Like Revere, he is warning citizens far and wide of impending danger, but rather than incoming redcoats the danger he’s writing about is a different shade of red, namely Marxist red.

Irresistible Revolution consists of seven chapters divided into three parts: The Greatness of the American Ideal, Marxism’s Goal of Conquest, and Unmaking America’s Military.

In Chapter 1 the gutsy active duty Lt. Col. who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2006 lays out how progressives are looking to infect America from within by transforming American history. One need look no further than the nightly evening news and the footage of furious mothers castigating school boards about their children being subjected to Critical Race Theory and the revisionist history of the 1619 Project to grasp the author’s thesis.

This same divisive drivel is also being taught at military institutions and bases nationwide and is making group of soldiers suspicious of one another based solely on their racial identities. “As servicemembers, you are left to choose whether you believe in the greatness of the American Ideal, or a Marxist delusion,” he writes.

Chapter 2 includes an excellent discussion on America’s Founding philosophy, ranging from the Declaration of Independence, to Abraham Lincoln’s entreaty for the Southern states to come back, to Calvin Coolidge’s defense of the Declaration when proponents of the decade-old Communist Party USA argued for a more modern form of government in the 1920’s.

“If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions,” Coolidge said in a Philadelphia speech commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

“If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers,” the author quotes Coolidge as sharing that day.

Lohmeier sketches a comprehensive chronological history of Marxism in Chapters 3-5 and cites his reason for doing so: “…the ideological insistence that because one group of people is privileged it is necessarily a class of oppressors, and is therefore evil, all-too-naturally becomes justification for violence against that group,” Lohmeier writes in Chapter 4.

“Such a twisted view of humanity allows the practitioners of Marxism to harbor a victim mentality, and to point the finger at other citizens and blame them for life’s difficulties,” he concludes.

Chapter 5 shows us the many different faces of Marxism with the Marxist-inspired BLM front and center. BLM is one piece of a multifaceted Marxist puzzle designed to divide and antagonize different racial groups, and to their credit BLM has done a masterful job of making communistic principles popular, beginning with the choice of their name.

“‘Black lives matter’ is an irresistible slogan, and it was intentionally designed to be such. Because the slogan is irresistible, revolutionaries weaponize it to their advantage, shaming others who are not willing to bow down and apologize for their privilege or utter compelled phrases under the threat of violence,” Lohmeier writes.

Lohmeier notes at the conclusion of Chapter 5 that while military servicemembers have a legal obligation to remain apolitical, “Servicemembers are allowed to support the BLM movement. They are not, however, allowed to criticize it.”

Chapter 6 (The New American Military Culture) consists of personal anecdotes from the author, including exit interviews Lohmeier conducted illustrating why many experienced servicemembers are leaving the military in droves amid identity politics and DefSec Lloyd Austin’s Salem-esque witch hunt for “extremists.”

The sober-titled The Wrath to Come final chapter includes an illuminating transcript from Tucker Carlson’s January 19, 2021 broadcast about the left’s increasingly dangerous rhetoric towards conservatives. “I recognized that kind of rhetoric,” Lohmeier writes. “It was the ideologically possessed rhetoric of genocide.”

Lohmeier suggests stemming the incoming tide of Marxism is up to all of us, advising us to educate ourselves and “choose to be the kind of citizen that allows civil society to flourish.” He encourages us to avoid anger and violence, be courageous, pay attention, speak up and “help others see that lies and stereotypes based on sex, race, and other demographics only further divide the country.”

A chilling and sobering read, Lohmeier deserves a medal for courage in writing this vitally important book. If you read one work this year about the dangers of Critical Race Theory, identity politics and Marxist ideology, you won’t do better than Irresistible Revolution.

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Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2021, Dean A. George© 



The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos – Book Review

Type: Non-fiction

Category: Ethics

Author: Sohrab Ahmari

Pages: 299

Publisher: Convergent

List Price (Hardcover): $23.99

Donald Trump signed an executive order during his last week as president directing the construction of a National Garden of American Heroes “to reflect the awesome splendor of our country’s timeless exceptionalism.”

On May 14th President Joe Biden revoked that executive order to satisfy a political base that doesn’t believe in American exceptionalism or tradition – and presumably because Orange Man Bad suggested it.

Trump’s national Garden of Heroes may not have survived the politically correct weed whacking by recalcitrant wokesters, but readers of Sohrab Ahmari’s The Unbroken Thread – Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos have been tossed a lifeline thread of wisdom in a literary garden blooming with hope and wisdom.

The op-ed editor of the New York Post, Ahmari’s concern for America’s current narcissistic culture pulses on every page of his bestselling book. Written in part for his toddler son, the Iranian-born author and former Muslim-turned-atheist-turned-Roman Catholic explores 12 existential questions about life that mankind has wrestled with since before the time of Christ.

While today’s woke Americans trash American history and Western Civilization by toppling statues, babbling incessantly about critical life theory and gender constructs, The Unbroken Thread taps into the wisdom of historic figures like Aristotle, Russian dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Catholic saint Maximilian Kolbe for genuine answers to the true meaning of life, fulfillment and wisdom.

Parenthood and Christianity

When he was younger the author admittedly thought differently than he does today as a Christian convert and father. When his parents legally immigrated to the United States when he was 13, the teenager dove headfirst into the freedom of expression and thought his new country offered.

“Once I immigrated to the United States, I reveled in the chance to remake myself anew each day. My moral opinions were as interchangeable as my clothing styles and musical tastes. I could pick up and drop this ideology or that,” he writes in the Introduction. “I could be a high school “goth,” a college socialist, a law school neoconservative. I could dabble in drugs and build an identity around my dabbling.”

But after marrying his Chinese architect wife and becoming a parent, Ahmari said he found much of the West’s secularism lacking and empty.

“But what if that confidence of the modern world is an illusion, the product of a determined resolution not to confront the fundamental dilemmas of what it means to be fully human? Or what if beneath the moderns’ complacency lurks a deep soul-soreness?” he writes.

History’s Movers and Shakers

In 12 provocative chapters, Ahmari poses questions that he says modernists should be able to answer, questions like the scope and nature of reason; mankind’s responsibility to the past and future; how and what we worship; how we relate to each other, to our bodies, and to suffering and death.

The book is split evenly between two parts: The Things of God, and the Things of Mankind. Interwoven within the 12 biographies and the philosophical challenges faced by history’s intellectual heavyweights are anecdotes and observations from Ahmari’s personal experiences as a Catholic convert and new parent worried about his son’s future.

In Part 1, Ahmari provides fascinating portrayals of Christian apologist C.S. Lewis, Thomas Aquinas, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, husband and wife sociologists Vic and Edie Turner, black theologian, author and civil rights leader Howard Thurman and Saint Augustine.

Part II and The Things of Mankind offers an interesting palette of biographies of Confucius, Britain’s Father John Henry Newman, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the late feminist Andrea Dworkin, German philosopher Hans Jonas and the Roman philosopher Seneca.

In each portrayal, Ahmari provides compelling snapshots of his subject’s lives, warts and all. He shares how each chapter’s subject dealt with the book’s theme regarding the wisdom of committing to faith and serving others, juxtaposing their experiences with the same challenges confronting today’s selfies-obsessed, hedonistic culture.

Does God Respect You?

In Chapter 5’s Does God Respect You, the author peels away the prejudice and discrimination experienced by black theologian Howard Thurman in early 1900’s Daytona Beach. Using a pleasing narrative style sprinkled with fascinating details, Ahmari writes how Thurman used his Christian faith and powerful intellect to rebut a Hindu nationalist in Sri Lanka in 1935. The Sri Lankan intimated Thurman was a traitor to darker people because his Christian religion was used to discriminate against blacks in Thurman’s homeland.

“Jesus rejected hatred. It was not because he lacked the vitality or the strength. It was not because he lacked the incentive. Jesus rejected hatred because he saw that hatred meant death to the mind, death to the spirit, death to communion with his Father. He affirmed life; and hatred was the great denial,” Thurman wrote in his Christian classic, “Jesus and the Disinherited” describing his reasoning at the time.

Ahmari explained Thurman’s insight this way: “Fear, hypocrisy and hate are powerless before the Christ event – before the infinite Lord who bears the indignity of the finite, so that the finite might be raised to his infinite Lordship,” Ahmari wrote.

The author’s profile on the Catholic bishop Augustine (Chapter 6 – Does God Need Politics), illustrates how the revered saint tried the individualist philosophy as a successful teacher in Milan, Italy, before coming to the same personal realization that millions have encountered over their lifetimes; namely, “What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul.” (Mark 8:36)

That spiritual insight and Augstine’s frequent discussions with pagan Romans about their failure to honor God led to his classic tale The City of God. In that book Augustine portrays “the entirety of human history as a tale of two cities: the earthly city, which sought its highest good in this world, and the city of God, which sought it in the next.”

Is Sex a Private Matter?

Not all the profiles Ahmari shares involve religious leaders, such as Chapter 10’s Is Sex a Private Matter? In this chapter Ahmari explores sexual schizophrenia, feminist Andrea Dworkin’s “ferocious” views on the subject, and while her views on pornography and the innate depravity of men as a gender were arguably correct, her refusal to embrace traditional views of male-female relations left her theory muddled and bleak and men without any hope of redemption.

It’s not every author that has the courage to tackle deeply penetrating questions concerning the societal cost of maximizing personal freedom, the difference between liberty and license, and whether the opportunity of freedom without limits is worth it.

America’s Founding Fathers understood the concept that freedom without faith isn’t really freedom, or as James Madison said, our Constitution requires “sufficient virtue among men for self-government,” otherwise, “nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them from destroying and devouring one another.”

You might say freedom today as we’ve traditionally known it hangs by a thread, but as Sohrab Ahmari has eloquently shown in his unique book, that thread remains unbroken if we demonstrate the wisdom of honoring tradition.

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

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God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era – Book Review

In light of the 2020 COVID chaos, and the subsequent political train wreck because of voting irregularities that would make Machiavelli blush, Americans could be forgiven for asking if God is no longer blessing America.

Americans have often wondered during troubled times throughout our history if the providential protection we’ve been blessed with since before our founding has been withdrawn by the Almighty.

Best selling author and nationally syndicated radio host Michael Medved addresses that concern in God’s Hand on America: Divine Providence in the Modern Era. In his 14th book Medved recalls several instances in modern history when divine intervention helped protect the country from impending doom and helped us thrive as a global power designed to pursue “higher ends and loftier goals.”

Medved shares in fascinating detail ten stories rarely found in the history books, illustrating how the Almighty used people and events to mold American history. At times provocative and reflective, Medved has a gift for making seemingly random events come alive with new purpose when stitched together with other panels in the quilt of American history.

As he shared in an earlier work on the same subject, The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic, Medved again deftly pieces together providential portions of our history which has infused our founders from the beginning with the thinking of the Apostle Paul: “If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31)

One example occurs in Chapter 2: North to the Future where Medved describes how Abraham Lincoln’s sixty-three-year old Secretary of State William Seward survived a dangerous carriage accident in 1865 that completely fractured his lower jaw on both sides and his right arm days before Lincoln was assassinated

It was on Good Friday nine days later that the special brace of metal, canvas and wires holding Seward’s jaw together helped save his life during a frantic nighttime knife attack when 20-year-old Lewis Powell, in league with the plot hatched by John Wilkes Booth, attempted to kill the Secretary of State while Booth dispatched Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. Because of the brace Powell was unable to get a clear thrust of his Bowie knife on multiple attempts, and while suffering a severe cut to his right cheek, Seward fared better that fateful Good Friday than the president he served.

Medved’s point is that had Seward died during either of those two catastrophic events occurring over a nine-day period, the United States likely would never have acquired Alaska from Russia in 1867 in what became known as Seward’s Folly.

A more recent example of God smiling on America is detailed in Chapter 5: The Reaper and the Bull Moose concerning the failed assassination attempt of Theodore Roosevelt.

In 1912 during a campaign stop as a third party candidate Roosevelt was shot at close range with a .38 Colt revolver.

Ignoring his aides and doctor’s advice, a weakened but determined former president, still bleeding through his shirt, refused medical attention and insisted on proceeding to a campaign rally to deliver his planned speech days before the presidential election.

With the bullet still lodged in his chest and a handkerchief staunching the flow of blood, Roosevelt spoke for an hour to a Milwaukee assembly that October evening. Chicago doctors examining him the next day credited the bulky 50-page speech and his eyeglass case with deflecting the bullet away from his heart and into his rib.

Fearing removing the fragmented bullet would cause a fatal infection, it remained inside Roosevelt’s rib the rest of his life.

Chapter 7’s The Five-Minute Miracle Medved analyzes the remarkable series of events involving a Hail Mary play by the U.S. Navy over the Midway Islands.

At dawn on June 4th, 1942 a mission involving an array of fighters, dive-bombers and torpedo bombers were dispatched to engage the Japanese Navy in sorties over an extended period to delay or eliminate an expected crippling counterstrike by the enemy.

Due to the diverse maximum speed capabilities and characteristics of the assorted planes, Admiral Raymond Spruance (newly assigned to the carriers involved), ordered the pilots to approach the Japanese fleet from different routes and engage on their own schedules.

As it happened, after many planes overflew their targets and got lost, and others ran out of fuel, the Japanese fleet was suddenly located by the remaining planes. Perfectly spaced and approaching from three directions, the American sorties converged on the Japanese simultaneously in an act of “uncoordinated coordination” over a devastating five-minute period.

The American “kamikaze” attack crushed the bulk of the Japanese fleet in the loosely orchestrated attack that proved to be the turning point of World War II in the Pacific theatre.

As a side note, the small but strategic Midway Islands were also purchased for the United States by William Seward – five months after the purchase of Alaska in 1867.

In Chapter 10’s Forever Upward Medved shares a personal anecdote from when he was a 19-year-old volunteer working for the Robert Kennedy for President campaign in June 1968. The author took a leave of absence from his junior year at Yale (he entered Yale a few months before his 17th birthday) and was on site of Senator Kennedy’s assassination at LA’s Ambassador Hotel with a crowd of 1,500 others at what he wryly called, “the world’s worst victory party.”

Medved said that Kennedy had just concluded remarks calling for an end to the bitter splits infecting both the Democrat Party and the country itself when he disappeared into a kitchen passageway to head upstairs for a televised press conference. The author was preparing to exit himself and was about 20 yards from the door to the kitchen when the crowded ballroom turned as one to what was thought to be the sound of popping balloons in a staccato pattern before piercing screams froze the crowd in its tracks.

“My most vivid memory of the evening involves the sound of that crowd, as all its members instinctively grasped what had happened without being told. The moaning, shrieking, and gasping started at the front, where I stood, and spread to the back of the big ballroom, each individual cry blending into a terrifying animalistic roar.

“The panic hit the far wall, and then bounced back again, rolling like an all-engulfing tidal wave that gathered deadly force, with sobs and pleas now layered above the instinctive noises of fright and horror.”

An exhausted and devastated Medved was informed by his tearful father 26 hours later that Kennedy had died.

Later in the chapter Medved recalls that during a few chaotic years many Americans believed that “God was on vacation” before American optimism and idealism bobbed to the surface again of the national consciousness.

In this fascinating book, Medved not only makes a convincing argument that God has always had a master plan for America, he does so in an engaging voice and optimistic tone that is contagious. Readers are left with the hope that the current emotional valley in which we find ourselves as a nation in 2021 isn’t a permanent state of affairs as long as we the people seek the Almighty’s blessing and help.

When Abraham Lincoln was asked if God favored the Union in the bloodiest conflict in American history, Medved writes Lincoln purportedly responded, “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side. My greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

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The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and you!) – Book Review

If Kurt Schlichter’s writing style was a firearm, it would be a M134 Minigun.

The M134 fires 1 million rounds per minute, which is comparable to the number of liberal hides Schlichter routinely tans in his twice weekly column on popular conservative website Town Hall

Fans of Schlichter ‘s column who appreciate his biting wit, sarcasm and take-no-prisoners approach are in for a treat with his latest book, “The 21 Biggest Lies About Donald Trump (and you!)

In the book Schlichter splits time firing humor rounds from his rhetorical M134, but he also impresses with a literary sniper rifle firing off 21 compelling arguments as he targets and decimates liberal defamations meant to destroy President Donald J. Trump and his supporters.

A trial lawyer by trade and a conservative cape crusader by choice, the retired Army colonel who served in the Persian Gulf and Kosovo has an excellent opening salvo in his Introduction, outlining how the Left has abandoned reasoned discussion and political debate in favor of lies, defamations and hair-on-fire hyperbolism.

The problem for the soy boys, gender dyslectics and others in the greatest clown show on earth is that defamation may be an effective cudgel in the short term, but it is destined to fail long term in our constitutional republic.

Schlichter contends Democrats are playing the defamation card because it is all they have left, and his book illustrates chapter by chapter how they are all in on defaming the president, his supporters, and anything else that stands between them and their dopey socialist CHAZ/CHOP utopia.

The acerbic author argues why Trump supporters should stand their ground, refuse to apologize and bend a knee, and laugh at the audaciousness and hypocrisy of those who don’t distinguish between peaceful protests and torching federal buildings and which potty to use.

An especially hard hitting chapter is Chapter 11: “Trump Hates the Free Press.” One particular kill shot Schlichter fired was this: “When your job is to serve the citizenry and half of America hates you, you can respond in one of two days: You can realize that you’re doing something wrong or you can decide that half of America’s opinion doesn’t matter. Guess which path our media chose,” Schlichter writes.

Also caught in the Colonel’s crosshairs are establishment conservatives and assorted Never Trumpers who despise Trump because he isn’t really a political conservative – and because he kicked their arse in 2016.

“The establishment conservatives lost touch with the lived experience of millions of Americans, and as a result, they lost touch with the base,” Schlichter writes in Chapter 10: “Trump Is Not a Real Conservative. “

“By questioning Conservative, Inc. dogma, Trump brought Republicans back to what matters. He brought conservatives back to pragmatism, gut instinct, and suspicion of ideology. He got us focused on winning, delivering results for the American people, and representing the interests of the American middle class.”

In short, Trump delivered on his promises rather than write a white paper about them.

In defamation #14: ” Trump Obstructed Justice,” the author is again in full assault mode as he recalls Robert Mueller’s long-awaited testimony, and how the Captain Ahab Democrats partnered with media jackals for the purpose of using the impeachment harpoon on the Great White Trump whale. 

“Mr. Impeccable Integrity fumbled and stumbled through his testimony, presenting himself like the old establishment hack he is. It was clear he was not the engineer on the investigation train. He wasn’t even the conductor. They just put him to bed in the caboose and woke him up once they pulled into the station.”

In every chapter Schlichter explains how the left’s persistent attempts to defame Trump are intended to malign his supporters with the same malicious brush. As with every Democrat action though, there is an unintended reaction and it is this: they are strengthening the bond between Trump and the “deplorables,” and they are driving independent voters and even some Democrats who don’t like the president to vote for him.

Chapter 21: “Trump Is the New Normal” includes Kurt’s personal predictions on who may carry on Trump’s unique brand of populist conservatism, followed by a thoughtful Epilogue on the pandemic of lies the Left continues to perpetuate during the China flu stew.

Everyone loves a happy ending, even an author who enjoys punching back twice as hard, so don’t skip over the encouraging Afterword with gems like this:

“They can defame us without our consent, but they can’t beat us unless we let them.”

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who know God has blessed our country. 

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Book Review – Blitz

The COVID-19 shutdown. A murderous arrest by a heartless cop resulting in mass riots, looting and chaos in major cities. Statues of Founding Fathers and historical figures being vandalized and toppled.

National polls that consistently show President Donald J. Trump losing to a former vice-president and senator with dementia and arguably the fewest accomplishments over a 47-year political career of any Democrat presidential candidate ever.

There are less than five months before Election Day 2020, so who can blame Trump supporters if they need a booster shot of optimism and positivity in one of the most chaotic and uncertain years in recent memory?

Conservative commentator and best selling author David Horowitz shares a snappy pep talk and more in “Blitz: Trump Will Smash the Left and Win.”

The 245-page book provides an impressive overview over 14 chapters on why the Left has tried to destroy the Trump presidency the past three years, how this unconventional president has stayed one step ahead of the mob the whole time, and why the “dude with ‘tude” is not only going to win re-election, he’s going to do it by beating these miscreants at their own game.

A central question throughout Blitz is why do the Democrats and their media acolytes hate Trump so much? Blitz provides the reasons why, and two of the main ones are mentioned in Chapter 1: The Trump Threat.

“A Trump presidency would dismantle the ‘fundamental transformation’ of America they thought they had put in motion during the eight years of the Obama administration,” Horowitz writes.

If failing to accept the results of the 2016 election isn’t bad enough, Horowitz cites another reason why Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is far more widespread than COVID-19 could ever be.

“Trump was not only not one of them, he was their worst nightmare – disrespectful toward everything they stood for – politically incorrect,” he says.

Progressives cannot stand the fact that the President of the United States could care less what they think. Even worse (for them), he hits back twice as hard as they punch.

How organized is the “Resistance to” Trump? In Chapter 2 (Divide, Sabotage, Resist), the former liberal tuned conservative commentator/author details how a four-day event sponsored by George Soros’s Democracy Alliance was held just five days after the 2016 election.

That fevered gathering was held to develop specific strategies on how to sabotage the new administration’s first 100 days in office.

According to Horowitz the alliance at D.C.’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel consisted of 110 billionaires who each pledged $200,000 annually to left-wing causes like Antifa, Black Lives Matter and the hopelessly corrupt Southern Poverty Law Center.

In today’s headlines you see the results of those donations: Black Lives Matter furiously stirring the racial pot, paid looters and sponsored anarchy in Minneapolis and elsewhere, and CHOP squatting in Seattle with the blessings of an impotent Washington state governor and head-in-the-clouds Seattle mayor.

Throughout Blitz Horowitz recalls how the Left went nuclear against Trump from Day One with notorious non-stop attacks, ranging from the sham Russian Collusion delusion and sabotaging efforts to secure the border, to openly calling for harassment and bullying of Trump supporters, and fast tracking a sham impeachment on laughable charges.

In chapter after chapter, Horowitz succinctly lays out how the Left’s fury at losing the election and how their irrational hatred of Trump has blinded them to reason and the desire to compromise. The author also details how almost everything the president’s detractors have leveled at him has come full circle like a conservative boomerang.

Blitz also reveals how the Left illegally spied on the President and his staff, doxed his supporters, leaked damaging stories and classified information, met with leaders of foreign countries in efforts to undercut him, criticized the assassination of foreign terrorists who had killed American servicemen and women, and backdated FBI documents and whistleblower laws – all in an attempt to remove “Orange Man Bad” from office.

Horowitz calls the devastating effects of the Left’s relentless attacks on the country “incalculable.” However, he leaves readers on a positive note: “Fortunately, in 2016 Americans elected a leader who has been able to withstand these seditious attacks and steer the nation forward, making it more prosperous and stronger than ever before.”

The author caps his impressive work with an Afterword outlining The Nine Biggest Dangers to America from the Anti-Trump left and The Top Ten Lies Democrats Have Told.

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Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2020, Dean A. George© 

Culture Jihad – Book Review

Paul Revere wasn’t horsing around when he alerted the Massachusetts countryside that the British were coming.

FDR’s administration received more than one warning about an impending attack from Japan prior to Dec 7, 1941 but sadly, their failure to listen blew up Pearl Harbor.

Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev warned the U.S. in 1959 the Soviet Union wouldn’t bother invading America, but instead would “destroy you from within.”

In Culture Jihad journalist, broadcaster and bestselling author Todd Starnes warns that America is again under assault – this time from a bevy of radical groups intent on transforming America into a social utopia for them, but a cultural dystopia for everyone else.

Throughout his book Starnes methodically reinforces his thesis that the political left is hellbent on chipping away at America’s historical traditions and Judeo-Christian values.  Packed with countless anecdotes and hair-raising examples, he attributes his stories with extensive footnotes, many of them from leftist publications known for systematically cloaking “democracy in darkness.”

From vivid descriptions of Trump Derangement Syndrome and universities with free speech phobias, to socialist spouting politicians and mask-wearing Antifa thugs, Starnes emphasizes that God-fearing, America loving patriots are all that stand between efforts to fundamentally transform America into a North American Venezuela.

How loopy is the left when it comes to identity politics?

In Chapter 7’s Lessons From A Saltine-American, Starnes shares with his trademark Southern humor how Kellogg’s reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and inclusion by redoing a Corn Pops cereal box cover because a fantasy author on Twitter thought the depiction of a brown kernel was racist.

Talk about crying over spilled milk!

In another chapter citing multiple examples of how the PC-crowd goes Ebeneezer Scrooge at Christmas every year (Chapter 10: Trump Jingles the Christmas Haters’ Bells), Starnes reports how a writer for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert wrote a children’s book about Santa Claus being black and gay so kids as young as four years of age will know that “Santa Claus can come in all shapes and colors and sizes” – and apparently has a white husband stashed away baking cookies at the North Pole.

Run, run Rudolph, Santa’s not too far…behind.

Whether Starnes is writing about safe spaces at Commie U, transgender story hour at public libraries, or the prohibition of Bible clubs and prayers in public schools, he balances the left’s balderdash with wry commentary using his Southern genteel charm and good grace.

That grace has been on full display since Oct 2 when Fox News announced it was severing ties with Starnes after a 15-year relationship.

Earlier that day Todd had interviewed Rev. Robert Jeffress, a Texas-based pastor and President Trump supporter, on his Fox radio show.  During the interview, Jeffress commented that Democrats worship Moloch, the pagan god often associated with Planned Parenthood – er, I mean, child sacrifice.

The irony is that Fox’s swift action over the incident illustrates the point Starnes has made in Cultural Jihad – free speech is under assault, schools and media outlets are often politically correct indoctrination centers, and its okay to burn the American flag and persecute religious folk but taxpaying citizens can be bullied for disagreeing about climate change and imprisoned for burning the LQGBT’s cartoon colored flag.

To be clear, Culture Jihad is more than tales of indignation and injustice sprinkled with sardonic humor.  Starnes also includes inspirational stories of citizens who stood up for American values, such as the young men at a Mississippi high school who served as pall bearers at a veteran’s funeral during Christmas break because his body lay unclaimed for weeks and “it was the right thing to do.”

Or the lone football player at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois who went anti-Kaepernick to stand alone on the sideline during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner while his coaches and teammates engaged in a ‘moment of reflection’ in their “university-approved safe space” locker room.

In Culture Jihad Todd Starnes reminds readers that while our faith and common decency prohibit the use of the same bullying and imitation tactics as the political left, we must not stand mute while our faith and traditions are under assault.

We have to stand tall, speak out and bond together with like-minded patriots because “this Great American Experiment is worth saving.”

Sources: New York Post

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Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

The Theft of America’s Soul – Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist, a social scientist or the pseudo-scientists giving us just 12 years to change our carbon footprint to know that America is a much different country than it was 60 years ago.

The proliferation of abortion on-demand, opioid and drug addiction, suicide, alcoholism, divorce, mass shootings, gang violence, sexual slavery, rape, and child endangerment cases are just symptoms of a larger problem.

There is also society’s indifference of transgender and gay lifestyles, and alarming increases in pedophilia, bestiality, and Internet porn.

Are the social ills above symptoms of an even greater problem? Has America lost its soul?

Best selling author and patriarch of Duck Dynasty Phil Robertson thinks so, but like an Old Testament prophet warning the Israelites to repent and seek God’s forgiveness, in The Theft of America’s Soul (Thomas Nelson Publishing, 224 pages), Robertson doesn’t sugarcoat his prescription for what ails America and how to fix it.

Robertson is as direct as a GPS coordinate and unapologetic about his faith as the apostle Paul.  And in today’s walk-on-eggshells, hope not to offend, safe spaces environment, its like a breath of fresh air.

Robertson’s self-help book for America is divided into 10 primary chapters and a summary 11th chapter with his typically pointed observations.

The 10 primary chapters list a commonly held cultural lie and an absolute truth. For example:

Lie: God is Dead/Truth: God is not dead and never will be;

Lie: Truth is Relative/Truth: There is absolute truth and it comes from God;

Lie: Sex is for self-gratification/Truth: God created sexuality for His purposes and our good.

Robertson’s book is sprinkled with interesting anecdotes (including his personal experiences before finding God), fascinating observations and the politically incorrect bluntness that got him temporarily suspended from the A&E Network a few years back.

Brick by brick, the Duck Commander tears down the wall of deceit and duplicity secularism has built around American culture the past several decades and offers simple, proven truths that can bring back American harmony, purpose and unity.

To illustrate how pointed Robertson is when it comes to reaching others about Christ, he recalls in his book sharing the plan of salvation with Donald Trump for 15 minutes during the 2016 campaign, and reminds the president in its pages of his offer to baptize him.

“Mr. Trump, my offer to baptize you into Christ still stands.  You ready to move on it?”

Non-believers reading the book need to know that Robertson isn’t judging people, but rather warning how alluring temptation can be, how evil sneaks up on the unaware and ruins lives – like it almost torpedoed his marriage when his wife Miss Kay left with their three boys before his conversion because of his “drinking and whoring.”

Christians reading the book need to sit up straight because Robertson bluntly lays most of the blame for society rejecting God at churchgoers feet.

“The church has forgotten its purpose, forgotten we’re supposed to be carrying the truth of the Almighty out to the world,” he writes in Chapter 9 where he argues against church participation being kept separate from our public lives.

“We’ve withdrawn from government, allowed our faith to be squeezed out of public schools, let our voices be silenced in the workplace. See? Under pressure of the advancing secular age, we retreated to our church buildings as society around us descended into godless chaos.”

Phil Robertson may look and sound like an Old Testament prophet, but as someone who has never watched a single episode of Duck Dynasty or ever even been duck hunting, to me he’s a fearless and devout Christian who loves God, his family and his country.

He has witnessed and preached in prisons, sporting goods stores, to political candidates and Duck Dynasty fans and baptized hundreds of people calling on him at home.

God bless Phil Robertson and his courage in standing up for God and traditional American values!

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country.  For those who don’t, God bless you but there’s nothing here for you to see. 

Photo sources: The Christian Post, Amazon.com, Gospel Herald

Copyright 2019, Dean A. George©

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