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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 year banking career, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, and other major industry publications. The American Bankers Association (ABA) published Barnewall’s Profitable Private Banking: the Complete Blueprint, in 1987. She taught private banking at Colorado University for the ABA and trained private bankers in Singapore.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Fake News: A Week On The Media’s Yellow Brick Road

8:53 AM – Jun 23, 2018  From Sarah Huckabee Sanders to All of Us:
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.”
The Red Hen is a high-priced restaurant.
The telephone number for the Red Hen (and it is definitely red) is 540-464-4401.  Their email address was but they have closed it down for now.  It is located at 11 E. Washington Street, LexingtonVA 24450.  What the owner of the Red Hen, Stephanie Wilkinson, did to Sarah was so exemplary of typical liberal respect for divergent views and compassion… I may be going to DC. Maybe I’ll call from a pay phone and make a reservation.
They are doing their best to tear us apart.  In many ways, they are succeeding.  Mostly they appear to be losing more ground than they are gaining.
From the long ago day of the original plan to establish a socialist world government, the same tactic has worked and is used over and over again:  Divide the population into racial, religious, economic, political, social, and income groups.  Then divide those groups into more opposing groups by identifying division within the already divided.
They know that united we stand and divided we fall... and they win.  Many of the tactics they use to divide us are found in the news they create and sell to the very people who are their targets:  Us.  For example:
This Week’s “News”
“Wah, Wah,” the two-year old infant cried – according to Time Magazine, Joe Scarborough at MSNBC and 90 percent of the other pretend journalists who, in the great liberal tradition of accusing the other guy of what they are doing, called President Trump a Nazi, a child abuser, a child trafficker, and a variety of other utterly noxious insults and lies.
The child was portrayed to the public by the media as having been separated from its mother… a story designed to tear at the heart strings of women.  It was totally fabricated; a lie.
Another story said an infant was ripped from the arms of its nursing mother (also a lie).  It’s amazing Time didn’t put the picture of a large breast with a baby’s mouth open and seeking to suckle on its cover.  Of course, Donald Trump would be laughing somewhere in the background.
Time Magazine can be reached at Rockefeller Center, New York, NY, 10020-1393 or Time Customer Service, P.O. Box  62120, Tampa, FL 33662-2120.  For MSNBC contacts:  Mr. John Nicol, Chief Executive Officer, MSNBC, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA, 98052.
Most thinking people are sick of the lies and that it is day-by-day lowering the size of the Democrats’ expected big, blue wave in November elections.  I think even the non-thinking are sick of it , too.  The mentally unstable?  Not yet.
But the two-year old crying infant, Yanella, cried for reasons other than those portrayed by the media… the same media that doesn’t understand why the public doesn’t trust it.  We don’t trust it because it is untrustworthy.  It makes up stories that suit its political ideologies rather than writing actual news.
The Time Magazine cover shows the two-year old female infant standing – looking helpless but curious – in front of the tall President Trump.  Time chose a red-backed cover (suggesting confrontation).
Time admits it got the story wrong but believes its lying cover is justified because it brought attention to illegal alien children being separated from their illegal alien parents (all of whom have violated American laws and are deserving of far more sympathy than American children living in poverty).  What Time is saying is that it is okay to lie to you if it gets your attention.  Remember that.
The two-year old – Yanella – is a migrant from Honduras and her father says his daughter was never separated from her mother after being caught by the U.S. Border Patrol.  Though she has become the face of the “separating children from family” anti-Trump news coverage, the two-year old was, according to her father, never separated from her mother.
Instead, he says, his daughter and her mother are together in U.S. custody at “a family residential center in Texas.”  The mother was deported for illegal entry into the U.S. in 2013 – a repeat offender – and the father, Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, told the UK Daily Mail that his wife, Sandra, took their daughter on the dangerous journey after paying a coyote $6,000 to escort them.  Sandra says she has always wanted to experience “the American dream” and hoped to find a good job in the States… not a valid reason to be granted asylum (and if she can afford to pay a coyote $6,000, she can afford to go home).
All of the people who read newspapers, listen to television news or read magazines had to tolerate media lies about this noxious nonsense for an entire week so liberals could satisfy their huge egos by trying to make Donald Trump look bad.  I don’t know how long it’s going to take them to figure out it’s not Donald Trump who looks bad.
Obama’s Record:
Trying to find equally noxious stories about former President Barrack Hussein Obama yields little media input – even though they wouldn’t have to lie about abuses.
A recently-settled lawsuit against the government was filed by an illegal Mexican alien “John Doe.”  Obama, the media’s hero, actually presided over an administration that did far worse than anything they imagined and presented as news about President Donald Trump.
According to Breitbart, the lawsuit charges that Obama’s administration abused migrant youths as young as 14 who were tied up, left naked in solitary confinement, and were denied health treatment while being held at a juvenile detention center in Virginia in 2015 and 2016.
The interesting thing about lies is they always come back and bite you in the butt.  It used to be that by the time truth got out of bed, lies had already traveled the world.  Today’s technology has changed that.  The Democrats and the Democrat-owned media haven’t figured that out yet.
Click on the lawsuit link above and read it.  The lawsuit was settled in January.  It wasn't dismissed.  It was settled.
Another “News” Story From Last Week:
Pee-tah as in Fonda.  Talk about a nothing burger with no fries.  If we ever needed more evidence of the Satanic grip on Hollywood, he provided it.  Anyone who can imagine the things he said is sick… actually, evil.  The evidence link includes the response of conservative actor James Woods who provides Fonda’s actual Tweets.
Pee-tah (has he made a movie since Easy Rider?) said that President Donald Trump’s 12-year old son, Barron, should be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles.
He thinks Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen should beaten and raped in public.  He called for Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ children to be taken from her.
Pee-tah believes Customs agents (ICE), Border Patrol members and their children should be stalked and harassed and suggests hacking government computers to get ICE agent home addresses so “they” can surround them in protest.  He wants to find out what schools their children go to and surround the schools in protest.  Obviously, this is not about children… it’s about Pee-tah’s dreams of pedophilia, rape, kidnapping, hacking – all suggestive of power need dreams.
I thank God for Melania Trump’s cool head and her call to the Secret Service.  In most jurisdictions it is against the law to threaten a minor and criminal charges should be filed.  Fonda will say he only suggested Barron be kidnapped and locked in a cage with pedophiles but the fact that he had thoughts of what should be done to the boy after he was kidnapped implies a plan rather than a suggestion.
The FBI will probably have trouble with that concept… they cannot determine the difference between bias and a plan.
The media calls it “Trump Derangement Syndrome.”  I call it “Fear of Trump Derangement Syndrome.”  Those who have been getting away with their totally amoral, malignant lifestyles and who are public figures imposing their sick thoughts on the rest of us are terrified of Donald Trump.  They should be.  I wish I could give you an address for this maniac but it’s unavailable.  Maybe one of those old Hollywood maps sold to tourists?  To find Peter Fonda listed would require a very old Hollywood map!
Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Another “News” Story:
Poor Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielson couldn’t even eat a taco in privacy.  Allison Hrabar, a Department of Justice employee (the DOJ, you heard me right) verbally attacked the Homeland Security Secretary as she tried to grab a bite to eat at a Washington, D.C. Mexican food restaurant.  Sheer irony… Mexican food.
Allison Hrabar is employed by the Department of Justice as a paralegal.  If Attorney General Jeff Sessions allows this maniac to continue working for the DOJ it will squelch any doubts anyone has as to his qualification to serve as Attorney General because the mob that attacked Secretary Nielsen and her husband at that restaurant were filled with rage and appeared unable to control themselves.  The U.S. Department of Justice address is 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20530-0001.  The DOJ telephone number is (202) 514-2000.  It’s always a good idea to be polite – unless you were raised by the Hrabar family.
Hrabar’s Twitter address is @allisongeroi.  I tell you that not to encourage you to contact her (in fact I think you should ignore her).  I merely want to point out that the word “geroi” (at the end of her address) means “hero” in Russian.  It suggests Hrabar may go beyond socialist to communist in her beliefs.
I wonder if being a socialist is required to be employed by the DOJ?
Ms. Hrabar is evidently part of a group called Democratic Socialists of America and several members of the group shouted obscenities at Nielsen and her husband while the couple sat quietly at a table.  The couple left without dinner to avoid further incident.
Feeling good about her inane behavior, Hrabar went on Twitter to share her excitement about the confrontation.  When contacted by The Washington Examiner on Wednesday, Hrabar defended her attack against Nielsen saying she was exercising her First Amendment rights.
Maybe that’s the way they do things in her home town of Tucson… or at Swarthmore College which charges $50,822 a year to graduate mental midgets like this one. This is a good example of a child who was allowed to grow but not mature.  There is a difference in being raised and just being allowed to “grow.”
Finally We Have Christopher Wray “News”:
The much heralded Inspector General’s 548 page report finally made its way to Congress and close behind was an appearance by FBI Director (since August 2, 2017)  Christopher Wray.  The link provides his opening statement to Congress.
It was a disappointing Q&A session with James Comey’s replacement.  Wray can be reached at FBI Headquarters, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20535-0001.  The Bureau’s telephone number is (202) 324-3000.
Wray was born in New York City and graduated from Yale University in 1989 and got his law degree from Yale Law School in 1992.  Wray worked alongside James Comey and former FBI director Robert Mueller at the Justice Department during his time with the FBI.
Wray was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2003 as Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Criminal Division.  Thus, it is only logical to wonder if he is also a member of Yale’s Skull and Bones.  According to the Bible Believers list of members, he is not… but it is known that Skull and Boners support one another.
Here are two links to Congressman Trey Gowdy (first linksecond link) questioning the Inspector General about his investigation which basically said a lot of policy violations occurred but there was no solid evidence of bias.  (Talk about the blind leading the blind.)
Christopher Wray grabbed onto the Inspector General’s opinion that there was no solid evidence of FBI bias like it was a lifeline.   Here is Congressman Jim Jordan interviewing FBI Director Wray… who perceives he has a small problem at the FBI which can be solved with sensitivity training.  Wray’s performance exemplifies why the FBI is incompetent to investigate its self.
The FBI’s problems are far from small and they are far from over.  Indeed, they are just beginning.
The chaos is largely created for the specific reason of dividing Americans from one another – it’s easier for them to exert power over numerous small groups than one large group.  Rather than let them divide us, laugh at it and let it unite us.  That people can behave so stupidly is either a reflection of their lack of intelligence, their insanity, or their treasonous treachery.
We need to beware, but we also need to unify against the evil of the monsters that create chaos for the purpose of dividing us.

© 2018 Marilyn M. Barnewall – All Rights Reserved

Sunday, June 17, 2018

An Open Letter To Chairman Kim

Jun 17, 2018
By Marilyn M. Barnewall

Dear Chairman Kim:

Your recent meeting with President of the United States Donald J. Trump brought tears of joy to my eyes.  I’m 81 years old and my brother served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.  He came home safely but so many did not.  Your offer to return their remains along with information about our Missing in Action soldiers is greatly appreciated by all Americans.

So much of the reporting about the meeting between you and my President focuses on your differences.  I find hope for the future in the likenesses between your country and mine.

You have recently come to power and have inherited past problems not of your own making.  Donald Trump faces this same burden.  It requires strength of character to take the actions necessary to implement meaningful change.  I know Donald Trump has the character required to implement the changes America needs.  I don’t know you and cannot say the same thing, but your Singapore appearance was impressive.  I will pray that you continue to seek a new and prosperous future for North Korea.

I observed last week that you terminated the services of formerly trusted advisors who could not support the steps you are taking… steps required to make needed change for your nation’s growth and opportunity.

President Trump has faced and continues to face these same challenges.  Both of you find opposition and will continue to find it because change is viewed as a threat to people’s existing power bases.  Insecure people that surround both of you fear a loss of power.  It requires courage to move forward.  

Fearful but formerly-trusted advisors who oppose plans for progress have played their part in the past.  You appear to be replacing them with those who seek a future of positive change and growth.  It takes time in our Republic form of government… but we will use the ballot box to do the same.  The media and our politicians refer to America as a democracy.  We are a republic.

You are a young man and President Trump is twice your age… and that is good.  It brings together the expectations of youth and the wisdom of age.

Prior to your leadership in North Korea, your nation promised the world it  would take certain actions to formally end the Korean Conflict and make other changes regarding nuclear weapons and abuses of human rights.

North Korea did not fulfill those commitments.  As a result, many people around the world do not trust what you now say about these same issues.   That is a burden you carry because the people of the world doubt you.  I choose to believe you.  However, like a former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, once said:  “Trust but verify.”  It is not your fault that lies were told in the past, but please understand that lies have consequences.  Unfortunately, you are the one being forced to bear the consequences of those old lies.  If you are truthful, you will prevail.

If your meeting in Singapore and the things to which you and President Trump committed are going to succeed, you must both show by example the advantages of living up to promises made.  If the two of you are to lead the world into a new and better way so that many nations with totally different types of government can thrive, it will require a strong commitment to positive progress.

You will hear many mixed messages from those who claim to be our allies.  You will hear negatives about your efforts from our media in America and from establishment politicians who fear a loss of power.  Please don’t believe them.

President Trump is an honest man.  He says what he means and means what he says.  He is not a game player.  All of us who support what Singapore represents know that both of you must be honest and truthful with one another.  Because of our political and governmental differences and because of pressures other nations will bring to bear on both of you, it will be tempting to waiver.  Success, however, depends on both of you dealing with one another on the basis of truth and understanding.

Most Americans support President Trump.  That is an obvious truth because if we did not he would not be our elected President today.  We were free to choose many others but we chose him.  We chose him to correct past problems.  Our media seems to have a hard time understanding that, but it is true.

Because of my advanced age, I have lived through World War Two, Korea, the Cold War with the former Soviet Union, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  For the past 30 years, I have watched elected officials ignore our Constitution and make changes to the America I have always known – an America built on honor, commitment to truth, and the civil rights of American citizens – and my country has changed.  It took time for American voters to realize the damage being done to us and when we realized what was happening, we elected Donald Trump to be our President.

President Trump commented after meeting you in Singapore that you love your country.  That is hard to believe for those of us who read newspapers and watch television news.  I have said many times, the American media serves its own purpose and not that of accurately informing the people.  We have heard terrible stories of what happens to people in North Korea and saw evidence of it in one young man who died a few days after you returned him to his American home.  He had been imprisoned in North Korea.  That makes it difficult to understand what is meant when we are told that you love your country.  But we trust President Trump.  I understand very well love of country and believe it took courage for you to go to Singapore to seek resolution of past problems and to make plans for a bright future.  We will try to understand.

Please know that the information you will receive about the wonderful success of the meeting between you and President Trump from America’s media does not reflect the opinion of the majority of the American people.  Our news outlets reflect the attitudes of people who live in big cities who think their personal opinions rather than facts are newsworthy.  Most Americans pay little or no attention to them.  The result of our Presidential election in November 2016 is evidence of who Americans believe and trust.

In 1991, I spent two weeks in Singapore training bankers on how to make special loans to independent business owners.  Singapore bankers (and South Korean and Malaysian bankers) have used that information to prosper their business communities.  United Overseas Bank in Singapore (UOB) was a client of mine and I enjoyed the time I spent in Beijing before going to Singapore.  I loved the time I spent in your part of the world.  It is beautiful!

The purpose of my letter is to ask you to believe and trust President Trump and to ignore the words of our media, the media of the European Union nations, and elected officials worldwide who make stupid statements reflective of stupid, fearful minds.  They want things to stay the same.  They are relics of the past.  What Singapore represents is an opportunity for a positive future.

Another purpose of my letter is to ask you to believe and trust the majority of the people of America who elected President Trump.  We believe in his honesty and truthfulness and in his ability to rid our nation of those whose abusive power wanes daily.  They are frightened – and they should be.  They are losing their power because their effort to diminish our sovereignty as a nation is failing.
You impressed many Americans by your actions in Singapore.  We want to believe and support what you and President Trump have begun.

Please continue walking the road of righting old wrongs.  Most Americans are very hopeful for your successful steps thus far and wish you well in bravely taking future steps.  I hope you want the same thing for those of us who approve of this great beginning and will support our President in achieving the objectives established during this historic first meeting.

Should you choose to respond to my letter, my email address is listed below.


Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall

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Marilyn MacGruder Barnewall began her career in 1956 as a journalist with the Wyoming Eagle in Cheyenne. During her 20 years (plus) as a banker and bank consultant, she wrote extensively for The American Banker, Bank Marketing Magazine, Trust Marketing Magazine, was U.S. Consulting Editor for Private Banker International (London/Dublin), and other major banking industry publications. She has written seven non-fiction books about banking and taught private banking at Colorado University for the American Bankers Association. She has authored seven banking books, one dog book, and two works of fiction (about banking, of course). She has served on numerous Boards in her community. Barnewall is the former editor of The National Peace Officer Magazine and as a journalist has written guest editorials for the Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News and Newsweek, among others. On the Internet, she has written for, World Net Daily, Christian Business Daily, Business Reform, and others. She has been quoted in Time, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications. She can be found in Who's Who in America, Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in Finance and Business, and Who's Who in the World. E-Mail: Website:

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Trump, Congress And The Deep State: Who’s Driving Your Bus?

May 20, 2018 

(c) Copyright Marilyn M. Barnewall, All Rights Reserved

One of the best books I’ve read this past year is “Dear America:  Who’s Driving the Bus?” by Linda Goudsmit (Contrapoint Publishing).  I would recommend it to anyone who wants to understand school shootings, millions of abortions, fatherless homes, the Deep State, today’s social chaos, and just about any other new millennium societal problem.  I wish I had read the book before I married… certainly before I had children.  It would be great input for a first-time voter, too.

As Goudsmit explains it, the “Bus” is you.  It’s me.  It’s the narcissistic amoral teenager who killed 10 and injured 10 people in Santa Fe, Texas last week; it is the narcissistic amoral teenager who has been charged with 17 counts of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder in the February 14 shootings in Parkland, FL.

Donald Trump, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and all familiar political names have a “Bus.”  Each of the treasonous Deep State participants who think they know better than the people what’s good for America has a “Bus.”  It is who is carried on each of our buses that make the Never Trumpers think they have the right to undo the results of a democratically-elected President and try to force him by crook and hook to leave office – a coup of which any third world dictator would approve.  The “Bus” is each individual liberal who thinks decisions are best made with emotions rather than logical facts and truth — and the “Bus” is each conservative who disagrees.

Goudsmit explains that each of us carries within us the personal hurts and emotional traumas suffered at various times of our lives – mostly from childhood.  The traumas become personalities.  These personalities, buried so deeply within each of us that they are often totally unknown to us, are passengers on our individual buses.  We are unaware that these personalities live within us.  When life circumstances create a mirror-like threat that shouts “danger” to one of these trauma-induced personalities from childhood, they often try to take control of the way in which we respond to the perceived threat.  If our adult identity chooses to let the emotionally traumatized childhood personality dictate our response to the perceived threat, a child is driving our bus.

Soldiers who suffer PTSD are good examples of how trauma suffered as adults can impact behavior when circumstances sound an alarm.  Goudsmit provides the example of a soldier traumatized in battle who returns home and, upon hearing a traffic helicopter overhead perceives he is still on the battlefield and is under attack.  Or, he sees a truck on the road and perceives it as an enemy convoy.  He may hear a loud noise and react as a soldier on the battlefield rather than an adult civilian relaxing at home whose wife just dropped a large pot on the kitchen floor.  He is under attack only in his mind but if he allows the soldier personality which perceives it is under attack to dominate his adult civilian reality he will behave as a soldier in battle who, in reality, is a civilian in a peaceful setting.  People may be hurt if he is unable to acquire a reality-based sense of time.  He needs the civilian that he is, not the soldier that he was, to drive his “Bus.”

We all drive our own buses and the passengers we carry are the various personalities we’ve picked up on our journey through life.

Did you know that from the moment of birth, infants are not only helpless and dependent, they are totally self-absorbed?  As Goudsmit puts it:
"We exist in a state of fusion, unable to distinguish self from other.  The task of childhood is to emerge from this state of total narcissism; the method is learning.  The child slowly learns to become an adult by gradually relinquishing the total self-absorption of infancy.  The child learns to identify self by discovering the reality of other.  The objective is to grow up and become a responsible adult able to care for another human being so that the cycle of life can continue.”
Once we understand the task of childhood is to emerge from the state of total narcissism (which says “I am everything and everything is me”) through a process of learning, it should be easy to understand that the job of a parent is to teach the child that others exist in the world who have equal rights to live their lives.  If how they want to express their growth experience brings no harm to the self or to the other, the child must accept the other’s right to do so.  The parent’s job is to be done as lovingly as possible but it must be done or the child will never mature into a healthy, happy adult.
And therein lay the core of the problem we have in America.

Goudsmit’s book deals with dozens of issues and explains common sense reasons why so many Americans who are chronological adults are letting their psychological child drive their “Bus.”  It would take a book to explain the value of this work.  The author makes clear that the primary problem of American society and politics is narcissism… adults who have never gotten past the “I want it, I want it now, give it to me” stage of childhood.  As she says:  “Society must realize that it is time to say no to the adult narcissists among us if we are to preserve a civilized way of life in America.”

Those who think that cleaning the swamp will solve our nation’s problems need to think again.  Who is there to replace James Comey and Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein, Christopher Wray, Andrew McCabe, Bruce Ohr, Sally Yates, John Brennan, Peter Strzok, Loretta Lynch, and all the others?  Another group of narcissists who were raised by the same social scientists who believe emotions are more important than the intellect… those who approve of parents giving their authority to raise their children to government, that’s who.  It is a problem we, as a total society, must recognize and work to correct.

In my February 25th News With Views article that asked if public school shootings were being used as a tool so guns can be taken from the hands of American citizens I pointed out the importance of character.  I perceive lack of character to be the villain in school shootings.  It is also the villain in school boards, law enforcement and legislators who are unable to solve the problem without removing all guns from all American hands.  Mrs. Goudsmit points out in her book why problems exist in getting those with character within the ranks of executive management at our intelligence agencies and the Department of Justice and within our Congress:  The people who fill these positions never shed their narcissistic, childish traits… never became adults.  Children will always give in to the lure of power.  One of the most difficult parts of growing to adulthood is the development of character that provides sufficient personal strength to avoid the pitfalls of power abuse that is destructive to others.

When you think of what is required to be a politician it makes a great deal of sense.  Narcissists have never psychologically grown to be adults and are children who may be highly-developed intellectually and may hold enormously influential positions.  Emotionally, however, they are very underdeveloped.  Think for a moment about the kind of personality required to stand in front of large groups of people and tell them why they are the best person to cast their vote for in a coming election.  It often takes a narcissist.  It takes one to pick up the telephone and call strangers to ask for money to fund their political campaign, too.  No wonder we have so many narcissists in Washington, D.C.

It takes a narcissist to think he or she has a right to ignore their vow to uphold the Constitution of the United States and replace the laws that flow from it with his or her own ideas.  They totally overlook the blood of America’s founders required to write the Constitution and made it sacrosanct for those who would in the future be elected to office to represent the people of this nation.  When you see a politician who will not support Donald Trump’s announced objectives but has a political party responsibility to do so, you see before you a narcissist. Why? Because no matter your personal beliefs, no matter your political party, he is the person a majority of the people chose to be the President of this nation!  When they insult President Trump, they insult us and they violate their Oath of Office.

“What about Donald Trump?”  All liberals and progressives will ask that question.  “Isn’t he a narcissist?  He’s an egomaniac!”

One of the things I learned during the twenty years I researched the attitudes of affluent people is this:  People who achieve at high levels in life attain a form of self confidence that is often mis-perceived as egotism.  It is certainly misunderstood by those who have not achieved high levels of success because they have not had the opportunity to learn the lessons that come with experience.  They learned other lessons, however.  High achievers have earned their right to a personality that suggests great success because they have achieved at high levels. Those who have not achieved at high levels perceive the attitude as egomania when, instead, it is merely a reflection of their life experiences. That is not to say high achievers do not exhibit their egos periodically.  It simply explains that egotism displayed by a very successful person has been earned and is often misunderstood.

By the way, to “achieve at high levels” means becoming highly successful while risking your own personal assets.  It does not mean becoming successful because of money left to you by a successful family or by risking the assets of investors, partners, taxpayers, or anyone else’s assets.  There are many successful people who attain great success, but “attaining” and “achieving” are two different things.  Politicians “attain.”  Most corporate executives do, too.  Entrepreneurs usually “achieve.”

Linda Goudsmit’s book should be read by every parent, politician, military officer, and corporate executive.  It especially should be read by all millennials (who probably won’t learn much from it because so many of them are infected with childhood narcissism).

The last words of wisdom by Goudsmit I will share are these:  “How do we achieve a civilized way of life?   A civilized society requires its chronologically adult citizens to be developed emotionally.  It demands a public and private commitment to the growth process of its children.”

If our children were being exposed to the growth process that eliminates the narcissism with which they were born, there would be no Santa Fe, Texas; there would be no Parkland, Florida.  There would be no Deep State (which I have decided to call a non-constitutional country surreptitiously built within a constitutional country against the will of the people).

Sunday, March 25, 2018

CHAOS: Joshua Vs. Jericho And Trump Vs. Deep State

By Marilyn M. Barnewall
Mar 25, 2018
Did you know that 53 percent of Americans are either very or somewhat worried about the federal government monitoring or invading their privacy? 24 percent are not too worried, 22 percent are not at all worried and 1 percent don’t know if they are worried. They probably live in one of the legalized pot states.
Did you know that according to Joseph Bannister, former IRS investigator, there were 1.3 million cases of identity theft by illegal aliens from 2011-16?  In 2017, an additional 1.2 million cases of tax refund fraud occurred as illegal aliens used someone else’s Social Security number and filed income tax returns – and got rebates.  These represent only the ones who were caught… but Bannister says zero confirmed cases were referred to the Department of Justice or the investigative branch of the IRS for prosecution.
Evidently, you have to be an American citizen to be prosecuted for violating IRS laws.  If one of us stole someone else’s identity to get a job or a credit card, or if we filed a phony tax return to get a refund and got caught, we’d be in jail.
That idea tends to support the liberal progressive Democrat belief that illegal aliens are entitled to more consideration by government than Americans born in this country.  Dreamers (DACA) are idolized by Democrats.
The IRS is run by liberals.  Most government bureaucrats are liberal.  When Lois Lerner, director of the Exempt Organizations Unit (501 (c) (3) at IRS, took the Fifth and refused to testify in a Congressional Committee Hearing, Congress had no control over that agency… or any other, if the FBI and Department of Justice are any indication.
Is it any wonder that Americans have no confidence in government?  All government seems capable of doing is creating chaos!
Interestingly, a lot of brainiacs who spend their days looking out of think tank windows believe that chaos provides the quickest road to defeat American nationalism and is a quick road to a collectivist new world order.  It is well known that people, especially voters, cannot think straight in the midst of chaos.  Since Democrats have no viable political platform for the 2018 elections, it appears they have opted for chaos… thus James Comey, Robert Mueller, RussiaBait, etc.
A lot happened in this week’s news that pushes the “create chaos” meter forward.
          This week’s news announced that senior management levels of our taxpayer-funded intelligence agencies have established their own set of rules (and possibly coordinate with rogue intelligence agents around the world) to remove from office a duly elected constitutional President.  The Deep State makes a joke of the Constitution they took an Oath to defend from enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Isn’t there a penalty for a violation of Oath of Office?
We will likely never know because of a (rare) factual answer provided by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on MSNBC about whether President Trump’s investigation into the Deep State was taking on America’s intelligence agencies.
“You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you,” Senator Schumer said, smiling.
Looking at the evidence (not just opinions, but hard evidence) of the firing of Assistant FBI Director Andrew McCabe a week ago, the FBI seems to think it gets to make its own rules and each agent is free to interpret them and also decide if they will follow them.  Constitutionally, however, they are required to follow the rules of the Department of Justice (if anyone is there to enforce them).  One would hope the DOJ follows and enforces the laws as defined by our Constitution, but there is little evidence it’s being applied to elitists and intelligence operatives.
Also in this week’s news, after President Trump signed a budget that included a giant deficit and then placed a huge tariff penalty on Chinese imports, the stock market dropped like a rock and ended the week down more than 7 percent.  The market is still far ahead of where it was when Trump took office and the GDP maintains a 3 percent growth level for the first time in many years, but this kind of market reaction is unsettling, to say the least.
Are you aware that Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao’s family (wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell) owns a major Hong Kong-based shipping company, Foremost Maritime Corporation, that delivers Chinese goods to America?  Was Trump sending the McConnells a hidden message?  Whatever his purpose, he enraged his conservative base – and rightfully so.  Be patient.  There is a chess game going on here.
Millennials and other children learned that Mark Zuckerberg, creator of their personal ego mirror, Facebook, has been sharing their “personal” data (which they post on the worldwide web by choice) with every kind of hoodlum, worldwide.  Like Lois Lerner, Zuckerberg thinks he should be the one to determine which political views are made available to the public.  He’s in trouble.
In Austin, TX, a 24-year old and very attractive young man with a gentle smile placed bombs on people’s doorsteps – or took them to Federal Express – to kill and maim complete strangers.  Neighbors say he was raised by good parents who were very involved in his life and that the family seemed happy and normal in every way.
Did the chaos get to him?  So much of our chaotic news and entertainment and computer and cell phone games involve violence!  Or was he a victim of the feminist drive to remove male dominant traits from boys and replace them with feminine traits (“either change or take Ritalin”)?  Girls are easier to handle.  We will never get the answer to that question.
Thousands of mostly young people attended a March for our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., yesterday.  They demand stricter gun controls in reaction to the high school shootings in Florida three weeks ago where 17 lives were lost.  There were voter registration booths at this function and at 800 other protests scheduled around the country yesterday, according to Stephen Gutowski, a reporter for the Washington Free Beacon.  Now why do you suppose they wanted to register voters during these protests?

If you want to know for which political perspective these protests were organized, you need only know that those who are financially supporting them include Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, George Clooney, and other well-known liberal progressive Democrats.  The dollars provided also helped organize the huge effort to remove guns from the hands of Americans.  I refer you to my News With Views article on the Florida shooting and gun control.

Since becoming Gun Free Zones, students in our schools have become helpless potential victims for the mentally depraved and people angered beyond reason with life in general.  These people are free to walk into any school and start shooting.  No one is there to stop them because schools are “Gun Free” zones.

You cannot fault kids or their parents for wanting something done to make schools safe again!  America’s children are entitled to safe schools!

Who started the concept of Gun Free Zones in our schools?

Former Vice President Joe Biden, a liberal progressive Democrat, introduced the Gun-Free School Zones Act which was signed into law in November of 1990.  The Bill prevents any person from knowingly possessing a firearm in a school zone.  Joe probably has a Facebook page which he believes is being held in strict confidence by Mark Zuckerberg, too.  The Democrats think he would be a good candidate for President in 2020?

I’m waiting for people to tell me why these students aren’t protesting about kids who kill far more people while driving and texting than school shootings do. In 2014, 42 percent of teens said they texted while driving.  More than half of all road traffic deaths — averaging 3,287 per day — occur among young adults.

I’d like to know when they are going to raise the driving age to 21 or force stricter laws on families with children when they buy a car.  Perhaps they could make an engine that automatically turns off when a cell phone is activated in a car?

Moreover, the school shooting deaths are a tiny percentage of the killing of unborn babies by Planned Parenthood.  The 2015-16 report shows 328,348 abortions performed by Planned Parenthood; in 2016, nine children were killed in school shootings.  Further, Taxpayers who oppose abortion are forced to give Planned Parenthood $500 million a year… but opposing death by abortion doesn’t get the guns out of American hands.

Perhaps we should call for demonstrations against anyone under age 21 having sex so unwanted pregnancies and resultant dead babies can be eliminated.  If such a law were passed, it would be just as effective as a law that takes guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens.  Criminals will always get their hands on illegal guns just as healthy teenagers will find a way to have sex if they have not been taught the discipline of how – and why – to avoid it.

The list of problems goes on and on.  How about some solutions?
For example, how do we get rid of sanctuary cities?
If the Congress really wanted to get rid of sanctuary cities they could pass a law stating that no city (incorporated or unincorporated) or county or state can declare any population center a sanctuary without a vote of the people.  If this were the law of the land, there would be very few sanctuary cities.   Congress doesn’t want to eliminate sanctuary cities or it would do so.  Your County Commissioners could do the same for your own county.
How about problems at Veterans Administration Hospitals?
Recruit physicians in the private sector to serve one day a week (weekends included) at VA hospitals.  Won’t that be expensive?  No.  Rather than paying them a wage, have them multiply the number of patients they treat by the amount of their usual per patient charge in the civilian world.  Let them deduct the total annual amount from their taxable income.  Physicians always seek good tax shelters.  This provides a good one and is easily verifiable via existing VA patient computer records already in place.
As liberal progressive Democrats keep heaping more and more reasons for chaos upon your head, just keep focusing on finding solutions.
Avoid chaos.  They want things to be so chaotic you can’t think.  When you can’t think,, you can easily be defeated.  Remember Joshua and what a small group of men did to a large defensive force at Jericho?
The Lord gave us a good example here on how to use chaos to bring down an enemy that is much larger than you.  And remember, the name “Trump” comes from those trumpets the Lord told Joshua to blow as his small contingent marched around the walls of Jericho… and the walls fell.
Those who want to end American nationalism in favor of world government are using chaos against us.  They want you to throw your arms in the air and give up — let your walls come tumbling down.  Ignore them and avoid chaos.
You also might want to spend some time thinking about how Donald Trump’s behavior in response to liberal chaos creates its own force.  When he speaks, liberal Democrats become chaotic.
There is a purpose for all things.