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When Roger West first launched the progressive political blog "News From The Other Side" in May 2010, he could hardly have predicted the impact that his venture would have on the media and political debate. As the New Media emerged as a counterbalance to established media sources, Roger wrote his copious blogs about national politics, the tea party movement, mid-term elections, and the failings of the radical right to the vanguard of the New Media movement. Roger West's efforts as a leading blogger have tremendous reach. NFTOS has led the effort to bring accountability to mainstream media sources such as FOX NEWS, Breitbart's "Big Journalism. Roger's breadth of experience, engaging style, and cultivation of loyal readership - over 92 million visitors - give him unique insight into the past, present, and future of the New Media and political rhetoric that exists in our society today. What we are against: Radical Right Wing Agendas Incompetent Establishment Donald J. Trump Corporate Malfeasence We are for: Global and Econmoic Security Social and Economic Justice Media Accountability THE RESISTANCE

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Today, in the last of a three part series by Glenn Beck on the overthrow of the world, which left most in wonderment why many dots where left unconnected. Today's belch was further regurgitation of the previous two.

Beck claims that the "gates of hell are opening" and that everyone needs to start "canning" (hoarding) food now as in two years there will be none left, and if there is any it shall be to expensive for Americans to purchase. Beck tells his viewers how methodically and slowly he and his in-laws canned food for weeks and how he and his fellow Mormon tribesman now have a years supply of food for the "Event". This along with his new Gourmet survival kit should bode him well during this Armageddon.

A close to tearful Beck expatiates on how he "hopes he is wrong" with the imminent looming of the end of the world, but all Soros indicators point to our demise, being that Soros' four previous attempts to overthrow countries where successful and now the United States is next on the radar screen for the dreaded hostile takeover of Soros and his Army of journalist.

While watching Beck in the above video shed fake tears with vapor rub, we where wondering if he has shared this tactic with the "tan man" John Boehner?

Our conclusion after viewing the trilogy, is that Glenn Becks "event" is nothing more than what we have seen from him in the past. If Becks newest theory sounds to you like a "conspiracy theory", well there is a reason for that, that's because it is one.

For years, literally hundreds of years Republicans have been repeating the theme that hostile and violent takeovers are in store for America.

Our first hyped coup d'├ętat occurred in 1798 when panic broke out in New England over the creeping threat of the Bavarian Illuminati, a secret society that was allegedly plotting to takeover America.

With this panic just subsiding, another plot for take over was a tale of the Catholics wanting to revolt in 1800. Self-appointed guardians of American democracy, suspicious of the growing number of Irish and German immigrants, began to postulate about a sinister scheme to uproot prevailing Protestant values and replace them with a domineering brand of Catholicism.

Then in the late 1880s, there was a fear of the "gold gamblers," a conspiratorial group of city-dwelling tycoons that allegedly plotted the demise of local farmers by intentionally causing the scarcity of gold which was used to buy back bonds. This led to the formation of the Populist party, whose official political platform in 1892 began with the following preamble:

"A vast conspiracy against mankind has been organized on two continents and it is rapidly taking possession of the world. If not met and overthrown at once it forebodes terrible social convulsions, the destruction of civilization, or the establishment of an absolute despotism."

Beginning in 1950, Joseph McCarthy became the most visible Republican face of a period in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He was noted for making claims that there were large numbers of Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers inside the United States federal government and elsewhere. Families built fallout shelters—underground concrete caves—in their backyards to protect themselves from a possible nuclear attack and subsequent radiation. Sirens were mounted on school rooftops and in some communities, children ran home from school at break-neck pace, fearing that the Commies would get them if they loitered around in public too long.

As we see, history certainly repeats itself with regards to Republican right wing extremism.

Glenn Beck this week displayed that Republicans are still extreme lunatics, that discharge and excrete hate, fear, and paranoia. Becks illiteracy for Governmental issues is never more prevalent than now. Becks smear campaign is a last ditch effort to sustain his livelihood on Faux News. With advertisers pulling out, Beck is grasping for the proverbial last straw. The "last muster" if you will.

NFTOS can tell you that the Bavarian Illuminati takeover never came to fruition, the Catholics did not conquer America, the Gold Gamblers were not concocting a plan for the demise of the farmer. Joseph McCarty's really demented theory on communism lead to nothing more than major hysteria, and McCarthy's tactics and his inability to substantiate his claims led him to be censured by the United States Senate. Finally Lawrence O'Donnell's "socialist" comment shall not lead to a "Pinky and the Brain" (Soros and Pike) coup, overthrow, power play, putsch, rebellion, revolt, or revolution.



Today NFTOS is taking the time to thank every soldier for their "service above self"!

Veterans Day originally titled "Armistice Day is a day for remembering Americans whom put service above self and to often either lost their life doing so, or became handicapped by either war wounds or wounds that entrenched itself in the minds of these warriors.

Veterans Day is an United States holiday honoring military veterans. A federal holiday, it is observed on November 11. It is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world, falling on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice.)

President Woodrow Wilson first proclaimed an Armistice Day for November 11, 1919. In proclaiming the holiday, he said

"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations."

The United States Congress passed a concurrent resolution seven years later on June 4, 1926, requesting that the President (Calvin Coolidge) issue another proclamation to observe November 11 with appropriate ceremonies.

For 25 years I was a civilian that occupied space with literally 100's of thousands of military men and women in theaters of war and at the Pentagon. As a Global War On Terror expert I literally embedded myself for long periods of time with our fine military establishment.

I tell you there is no finer institution than these 5 service groups that protect our country. "Service Above Self" is a coined phrase by my fellow Rotarian's, but the term is much more than Rotary service.

Nothing in the world speaks more of ones character than when one chooses to dawn a uniform, grab a weapon and stand post, and what makes them heroic, "Because they stand upon a wall and say, "Nothings going to hurt you tonight, not on my watch."

What bothers me about those whom haven't served is that one day a year it warms their self inflated politically correct heart to say thank you to those of service.

NFTOS says to those whom claim real patriotism, put "your money where you mouth is" and make veterans day 365 days a year. Make it every time you see a past or present veteran that you walk up and thank them for their service, not just today! If you are so "appreciative, go to your nearest VA and volunteer some time to those whom spent their life protecting your "political" views. If your a true America that is grateful for your freedoms, bring a dinner to that soldier whom now can't fend for himself because he is either homeless or disabled! When soldiers return from war be the first to welcome them back home.

Human psyche always astonishes me. When in times of trouble we pull out our "closet" God and or Veteran and praise their existence, but when times are favorable we push those back in the closet.

Instead of protesting dead soldiers burial sites, and "tea party" groups mocking America with your adopted Gadsden flag, be real Americans and do what's right. Stand behind your troops 24/7/365, as certainly they have done the same and more for you.

While on the Gadsden Flag, nothing is more disturbing than to see a "political" group "borrow" a military flag for their eroded, convoluted, demented, radical extremist point of view.

Speaking to a Naval Capt. today on the very subject, we learned that we are not the only ones perturb and aggravated about Republicans adopting this sacred flag as their movement symbol. Certainly General Christopher Gadsden didn't design and create "don't tread on me" with current tea bags in mind. This very flag was a USMC motto flag in its early days, and polling soldiers shows that the majority of soldiers deplore the very thought of these chicken hawk Republicans (Beck, Loesch, Limbaugh) toting the very backbone of what soldiers band together for.

One final note from the blasphemy that exudes from camp tea bags is when we visit our competitors blog site (Big Journalism) the number one avatar for the extreme right view is an American Flag displayed upside down, which is their limited mentality. Their stance is that we "protest" the current Government so we dishonor the very flag VETERANS fight and defend! In my world as a Senior Pentagon official I tell you there is nothing more NON-AMERICAN than this. This is also quite ironic, because most of the people doing this are political tea bag conservatives, who are generally the most vocal supporters of flag anti-desecration laws. Apparently, they feel that it's OK to dishonor the flag to express their point-of-view, but not for others to do so.

United Stated Flag Code states:

"No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America." Section 8

"The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing." Section 8j

If you are protesting your Government use something other than the stars and stripes, US soldiers and our military, for many have sacrificed much for it.

We here at NFTOS salute those whom stood up for her and defended her, your sacrifice is overwhelming to us. We are in awe of your bravery and steadfast resolve to ensure ALL Americans have the right to be free! Thank you for your service!

Roger West

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NFTOS Editor in Chief