Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 19

1775 - The Battle of Lexington: The 'Shot Heard Round the World' began the American Revolutionary War, at Lexington, Massachusetts. Eight Minutemen were killed and ten wounded in an exchange of musket fire with British Redcoats.

This is the day the 'Old World Order' started to fall apart.

American independence took many years, but the glimmer of hope it gave the rest of the colonial world was unmistakable...It also woke up the liberals (small 'l' by the way) throughout Europe who soon shook up the Continent as well.

"What a glorious morning this is!" - Samuel Adams

1529 - A 'protestation' against a decree of the Diet of the German Empire was published, from which event came the term 'Protestants.'

This is important to note, because the Reformation wasn’t just a 'protestation' against the Roman Catholic Church. It was equally a rebellion against the Holy Roman Empire.

By the way, there is no such thing as the 'Protestant Church'...All of the Christians who left the Roman Catholic Church - Lutherans, Calvinists, etc. - simply became Protestants because of their protest against the RCC and HRE.

That said, it's important to remember all of the various Protestant branches, along with the Catholics, were and are Christians.

1587 - English admiral Sir Francis Drake entered Cadiz harbor and sank the Spanish fleet, an action he referred to as "singeing the king of Spain's beard."

Elizabeth and her Navy was pushing its luck with the most powerful nation in Europe...There are many reasons for the 1588 Spanish Armada and the attempted invasion of England, the actions of the English Navy - who were nothing short of pirates - in the Caribbean were some of the largest.

1933 - The United States went off the gold standard.

It probably had to happen, but it’s hard to debate the long-term damage caused by doing so. There have been very few politicians who ever look at the long-term, however.

1943 - Jews living in the Warsaw Ghetto began a valiant but futile battle against Nazi forces:  WWII.

The modern-day Mosada!!! These Jews had as little chance of winning as their ancient kin, but the fight was brilliant and kept a spark of hope in a people who had little reason to expect Earthly hope of any kind.

1986 - Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched and burned American flags in Britain, West Germany, Italy and Sweden to protest the U.S. air raid on Libya.

Nothing has changed...Those who think recent squabbles with Europe are something new either have short memories or no clue.

If you have no clue, don’t blame yourself. It’s the fault of those who either didn't teach you history or those who intentionally taught you false history...To make up for all those years just come to this blog everyday. Over the span of the year you will learn more than you ever imagined.

1993 - The 51-day siege at the Branch Davidian compound, near Waco, Texas, ended when fire destroyed the structure after federal agents began smashing their way in; dozens of people, including David Koresh, were killed.

A little overkill don’t ya think? It seemed like this was Bill Clinton and James Reno’s ‘M.O.’ however...Remember ‘Ruby Ridge’ and ‘Elian Gonzalez’???

Can you imaging if president's G.W. Bush or Trump did anything even close? Woo Hoo! The Libs would be hooting mad...They'd have called them Nazis even though it was their president's attorney general who acted like the Head of the Gestapo.

1995 - A truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people, and injuring 500.

This bombing should have been a wake up call to the reality of ‘Domestic Terrorism’ as well as international...Unfortunately the greatest enabler of terrorism by any name is the American people who are too stupid, lazy and content to either protect themselves or allow law enforcement to do its job to protect them.

1996 - President Bill Clinton, visiting Russia, paid tribute to the hundreds of thousands of Russians who died in the Nazi siege of Leningrad, and to the victims of the Oklahoma bombing as well.

The Battle of Leningrad was a brutal event, and normally having an American president there would be a good thing. But it was completely inappropriate in this year, because Clinton should have been in Oklahoma City instead of it being an 'oh by the way.'

2000 - President Bill Clinton knelt among 168 empty chairs memorializing each victim of the Oklahoma City bombing and declared the site "sacred ground" in the soul of America during a fifth-anniversary dedication ceremony.

Four years too late, dumbass!

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