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Some Are More Equal Than Others

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Or The Family Carney

Or Life Behind the New Kremlin Walls

Or The Modern Robber Barons

You were taught in school — public school — that the industrialists of the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Mellons, the Fords, the Carnegies etc. were “robber barons” that lived high on the hill in 50 room mansions while the working class remained mired in poverty and strife. Never mind the technical advancements, the job creation, the uptick in the standard of living for the vast majority of workers, the availability of machines such as the automobiles made available to the average man, and the charitable endeavors. These robber barons were no different than plantation owners of the old South… living off of the backs of slaves. That’s what I learned in the top notch New Jersey public school system. But what you learned about this period in American history is, in fact, bunk taught by those enamored with socialism and other left wing economic belief systems.

Those like the Family Carney.

The Family Carney is featured in the Washingtonian Magazine’s article about Claire’s life as a mother and what the reader gets is an in-depth look at what life is like behind the wall of Washington’s Kremlin in the Age of Obama, complete with Soviet propaganda posters. Carney will tell you that the posters are mementos from his tenure at Time stationed in Russia. Although it’s difficult to imagine Carney decorating his modest abode with Waffen-SS posters had he spent time in Germany (he could have spent time in Germany for all I know but I was introduced to Carney through his activities as press secretary and as such have no interest in reading about him all that much). Posters from Soviet Russia shouldn’t shock readers familiar with Barack Obama’s past or the left wing in America in general. Call it Soviet-Chic or “spread the wealth around … on your walls.”
The Family Carney represents today’s real robber barons, growing wealthy on the taxpayer’s dime and living in exclusive neighborhoods in our gilded capital of Washington D.C. and its suburbs, the only area in America that sees its economic fortunes rise these days. Mr. Jay (Gatsby?) Carney is a former Time writer turned presidential press secretary and his wife Claire Shipman is a part-time ABC news employee (whatever that is) turned author, more evidence of the incestuous relationship between big government and big media. I think Eisenhower warned us about that or something like it. The Carney-Shipmans have contributed no model-T, no university system, no industrial grade steel, no railroads, no investment capital, no charities…

But they care and that’s all that matters.

The Washingtonian spread comes with photo-shops of Jay and his wife pretending to take questions from their children at a podium. If you look closely you will see that the same books have been copied and pasted over and over again into the book shelf in the background. I’m interested to know what kind of books were on display before, given the Communist propaganda found elsewhere in the home. The kitchen scene with the children making breakfast is particularly working class and shows a bounty of food and family members in designer pajamas. The article flaunts that Carney’s suit cost nearly 1,000 dollars and a pair of sneakers by Huge Boss cost over 200 bucks. At least Stalin wore the same bland outfit every day.
The article claims that the Carney2Shipman combination tries to be engaged parents but that it’s tough. No, one is not unemployed and the other underemployed. That’s what makes parenting tough these days for the rest of America, not for the one percent in Washington. You see, The Family Carney has it tough because Jay has to get to work around 7:30 am and the kids have to go to school… private school, did you think they went to an inner-city public school in DC? Sometimes Jay can’t get home by 8pm. Claire works part-time for ABC so she can stay home most of the time and hang out with the kids. Things are tough all over, I guess.

Oh, one time she missed a Christmas concert.

All of this on the salaries of a “public servant” and a part-time author/ABC news worker (whatever that is) – life is good.

 

Hitler in Homes and Gardens

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This is a view of Adolf Hitler that on some levels is worse than his rantings and ravings that have become known to the general public through television shows and the internet.  In 1938 his Alpine retreat, the Berghof, was the subject of a Homes and Gardens magazine article.  The article tells how Hitler awakens in the morning to walk with the workers on the property, holds court on a variety of topics in the home’s library (he is also his own architect), and even invites the local children in for cake.  All the while sending countless numbers of children and other innocents to their deaths for the simple reason that Hitler viewed them to be subhuman.  It is important to remember that to Hitler the only thing that matters is Germany and his fantasy land life in the Alps reflects this.  Hitler may be the world’s perfect example of a sociopath in that he doesn’t view his bad deeds as bad.  He has no guilt; no remorse.  He can execute millions and plunge the world into the worst war ever seen while at the same time lounging on the deck of the Berghof, with its pristine views of the Alps, with his dogs.

The article itself is a sad example as how the world viewed Hitler at that time.  Remember that in 1938 the war has not yet begun and the concentration camps were unknown to most.  There were some people who could see Hitler for what he was but by and large many in government, academia, and other “intellectual” pursuits viewed Hitler and his contemporaries (Mussolini, Franco, and Stalin) as legitimate political leaders who were changing government and the world for good.  After all, Hitler was responsible for the economic turnaround of Germany.  Fascism was all the rage.  It wasn’t until the war that American academics in particular began to distance themselves from fascism and branded it “right-wing.”