Christ was born today
No posts till January 4th. I lied. Continue tomorrow with some excerpts from a book I am currently developing.
No posts till January 4th. I lied. Continue tomorrow with some excerpts from a book I am currently developing.
Lest we forget……………………………………………Never.
Continuing with remembrance. For our American Friends:
On the morning of December 7, 1941, the Japanese launched a surprise air attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. After just two hours of bombing more than 2,400 Americans were dead, 21 ships* had either been sunk or damaged, and more than 188 U.S. aircraft destroyed.
The attack at Pearl Harbor so outraged Americans that the U.S. abandoned its policy of isolationism and declared war on Japan the following day — officially bringing the United States into World War II.
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The Naval Hymn.
Check out my books by clicking on the links at the top of the page. Kurofune in particular is a historical work of fiction that centers on the Pacific War.
One review of Monk’s Orchard:
“I have just finished reading this novel by John Morrison. Like his other books, this was an impressive and enjoyable read.In this book, the author chooses a theme so different from his first novel. This alone is impressive ;that he can range to themes so vastly different. His character development is again strong and the great amount of historical research that he has done is evident. Using a narrator to span the generations is an interesting and effective literary device. Let us hope that Mr.Morrison has more equally interesting novels in store for us.”
In keeping with the 4th of July tradition, here is a video to explain America’s exceptionalism from a nice wholesome pretty American girl…oops. White Privilege!!
They certainly have done a great deal to contribute to the west’s prosperity. Of course there are many out there that do not feel this way and are ready to crucify Trump for just about everything, including climate change.
Thanks to the Rebel for this one:
There was a big 4th of July parade earlier today in Washington, D.C.
But if you were getting your news from the Big 3 TV networks, you wouldn’t have known about it. On the afternoon of July 3rd, news broke that ABC, CBS and NBC would be following the lead of MSNBC and not airing the 4th of July parade. Why? Because they, the media, hate Trump and still cannot get over the fact that Hillary Clinton lost the election. It is as simple as that.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is still at a fever pitch, isn’t it?
So much for the media.
People take note.
Get this: Sebastian Gorka reveals the most important political book of the last decade: “Deep Throat 10.” Hey it brought down Nixon, why not Trump?
Trudeau and Canada’s climate change guru, Climate Barbie’s, worst nightmare. The Bolton Truck and Tractor Pull:
“Oh how I love the smell of carbon in the morning.” And these girls. Perhaps the Canadian government should ban this for the more exciting “Prius and the EV Bus Pull contest. Or perhaps this:
Hey Barnie, Wilma, Betty, watch this.
Speaking of the climate, here is a snippet from one of America’s great, but late humourist:
“Lava in the living room.” Gotta love that.
Or “how I found love on the flood plain.”
And speaking of Science, Alexandra Occasionally Cortez But Generally Whacko would not get this:
A statement of “HYPOCRISY.”
This is the Liberal, Progressive, Green solution to feeding the planet.
Let them eat maggots.
Of course they would eat steak.
Please, please, say it ain’t so.
Mad Magazine is no more. Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo. I grew up with this guy Neuman and its satirical bent.
If only today’s mainstream media would implode.
C’mon people, shun the elitist UN shit, think for yourself and hop onboard. Play it loud and sing along. You will be happy. I guarantee it.
And here is another one along the same lines.
God the music of the 60s and 70s was just awesome, wasn’t it?
It is a wonderful world. If you let it be.
Have a great day. When everyday is a great day. No matter.
Sorry, late today – host server was down.
The world is going crazy, especially here in Canada. I thought I would just throw a few out there:
Canada declares a Climate Emergency then approves, the very next day, for the expansion of a major oil pipeline????!!!!????
In response a call to arms announced to every single young protester and anarchist out there to descend on Canada’s Burnaby Mountain immediately.
Consider this from that ANTIFA, BLM crowd of nice people:
Science is dead at a Capetown University. Science does not support black magic and witch’s brew, witch is a fact of life’s reality here in South Africa in that one witch can throw a lightening strike at another witch. Witch one you may ask? Don’t know but since science cannot support this reality or explain this phenomenon, science must be wrong or irrelevant.
“Many people laughed at this remark because, well, witchcraft is not something that happens. But according to the students, witchcraft is like Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity—it’s just one way of explaining the world, among many. Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond to the environment and how we understand it,” the student continued (ref: Hit and Miss Blog).
Give your heads a shake! Students were told to have another white pumpkin latte, go back to their caves and hide and pray because a solar eclipse is incoming;
I wish I could, but I can’t make this stuff up.
Argons, er Argooos playing this week. I know, they suck, but I am an ardent fan.
We’re having a major storm here late this afternoon. The press has scared the beejeezus out of everyone. We’re all going to die. Yes we are! See, see this is ground zero of climate change.
No Virginia, It’s the late June storm season.
To think this came out in 1965.
Hey, Punch Buggy – no return.
Relevant today, don’t ya think.. Yeah, but we’re not on the eve of destruction – and it is a wonderful world – if you just let it be.
Have a great day.
SJ………………………………….Out…..Dot, Dot, Dot.
From my next book: 10 Monks Orchard:
“In my country, England, Henry VI gave way to Edward IV formally ending the 100 years war in 1475. Henry VII, from the House of Tudor, would reign supreme over us as he emerged victorious from that English civil war that was known as the War of the Roses – a conflict between two major houses of England – Lancaster and York. I am not entirely cognizant of the whys and wherefores of this conflict only to say that the House of Lancaster won out and Henry VII reigned over his kingdom, our land, us, with fortitude, resolve and without challenge. There will be another one, a bloody civil in England, as all civil wars are bloody affairs I can tell you, but later as you shall see. Yet these conflicts were important in some respects due to the naturally defined evolutionary growth that occurred over a span of a hundred plus years in weapons, tactics, discipline, loyalties and untold cruelty. Unintentionally, the consequences of such a long and protracted conflict as the 100 Years War saw the emergence of a new, hard working and imaginative middle class of merchants and skilled tradesmen. This was a new working order or middle class that relied upon innovative thought, imaginative discourse and a new work ethic. The age of chivalry, knighted knights of armour and feudalism was over. It was as if a humanistic approach to our meagre existence was beginning to take shape. And out of a religious and territorial war no less!
“Interestingly, what came about out of the wake of this 100 year conflict between France and my country England was an awakening of thought and essence, not in a spiritual context but more of a secular nature. It would emerge out of the Papal States, and ironically, the city of Rome. For this era would prove to be an age of enlightenment; a renaissance of spirit; a new life-force; and an exciting but equally dangerous time for one’s personal well being. But we did not know that at the time. For life was cheap and for the holy Catholic Church, intolerant. From cradle to grave the local clergy of the Roman Catholic Church was omnipresent, controlling every aspect of our lives. For these priests with their black robes and thick black cloaks of heavenly woven fabric represented to us a fearful existence. They were anything but a beacon of light. More-so a dark and impervious lead mark to death and damnation for anyone that considered a break from the centuries old traditions of the Catholic Church. Work and pray, worship and pay, submit your tithe, sacrifice with good deeds, were the hallmarks of salvation. Anything else was heresy.
“The Italian led Renaissance was truly enlightenment after centuries of intellectual darkness. Humanism: Raphael, Leonardo Da Vinci, Copernicus, Michelangelo, the printing press, philosophical rediscovery, was making huge inroads in art, culture, architecture and politics. Classical philosophy was rediscovered. The Greek philosopher Protagoras came to light with his “Man is the measurement of all things,” which in reality was a manifestation of everything that was beginning to take hold in this day and age.. This renewal of thought and new age thinking would have a profound impact on all of Europe. It would have a huge impact on us working and peasant classes as well as the nobility and rulers.
“But equally important, especially to the great unwashed hordes like myself, was the beginning of a religious reformation or liturgical reform of the Catholic faith itself. This would have a significant and profound impact on the lives and well being of all of Europe. Protestantism would soon take hold: slowly and gradually but with a surety; at first snaking and winding its way across the land until its revolutionary doctrine began to reverberate through the various kingdoms of Catholic Europe. The new religious awakening of Luther and Calvin would bring the Catholic hierarchy to their knees and shake Catholic liturgy and doctrine to its very core. The foundation of Catholicism was beginning to crack.
Who would have thought? Salvation being a gift from God based on individual faith and not on some nefarious righteousness or a bevy of good deeds that one had to achieve through personal sacrifice, confession, atonement, absolution and penance. And only from the third party intervention of a priest no doubt. No, salvation lay between God and the individual himself. It was time, or so men like Luther thought, to rid oneself of the middle man. Trappings such as the Church, priests, religious icons, the Virgin Mary and all of the saints were distractions and were anathema to one’s personal salvation and personal dialogue with God himself through his son Jesus Christ. The only true word was the word of God. The only true laws were those laws found in the Holy Bible. All other church laws, canon law, that fell under the yoke of Catholic Christendom were man’s law and not God’s law and therefore irrelevant to man’s salvation and rebirth in Christianity. This notion of salvation was unbelievable to someone like me.
“As you can imagine this new religious orthodoxy did not go over well with the Catholic Church. That some unknown, obscure, fanatical and spiritually troubled German monk by the name of Martin Luther would inscribe and nail to a church’s door in Wittenberg a list of some 95 Theses or talking points that were meant for religious liturgical and theological debate. It would spark a debate of course but one that no one ever expected or anticipated, least of all Luther. These Theses represented a radical departure from traditional theological ideas of faith and worship. A departure and divorce from accepted religious doctrine that would radiate and resonate like some theological poison, a liturgical plague or a spiritual Black Death, throughout the papacy’s areas of influence. An area of influence that was considerable as it encompassed much of the known world. But the time of reform had come. The Renaissance made sure of that even if it played to a secular crowd. The invention of the printing press about 1439  brought the revolutionary word of God to the masses. At least to those who could read. Gutenberg’s invention became the internet of our day. Martin Luther, the German monk who started it all, became an international star.
 1439 – Gutenberg’s First Moveable Type. By 1450 presses were in operation
Have a great Navy Day