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Here I will share my feelings about America and her Future.
Let it be known to all the World, I love all Humankind, however the poor actions of the few that take away the Freedom's of the many wear on my soul. I don't hate them I feel sad for their foolishness before God and humankind.
Those leaders who seek to 'Keep their Oaths of office' and those who seek only self glory, power, tyranny and the destruction of America as it was founded, hoping to turn it into a Dictatorship, Marxist or other state of Tyranny.
For a long while I was unsure of putting a blog together with my thoughts on this, however Truth must be shared, if not to Awake American's to their dangerous situation then to record the folly of the ways of the wicked who do exist in the leadership of our Nation, States, Counties, Towns. Sad that I must add this page.
"We often search for things in life, yet seldom do we find.
Those things in life that really matter, until we make the time." S.T.Huls
God Bless the Republic of America!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Tides Foundation Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Is Terrorizing Bloggers. Where Is the Outcry? | TheBlaze.com
Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin Whose ‘Job’ Is Terrorizing Bloggers Into Silence
- Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother), Brett Kimberlin spent 17 years in prison before his ultimate re-absorption into American society
- He started a non-profit dubbed “Justice Through Music (JTM)” that has, since at least 2005, been funded by George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand among other leftists
- Along with his associate, Kimberlin also started an organization called “Velvet Revolution” that supports the Occupy movement
- JTM’s goal is to use music to foster “social justice” and fight Republican “voter fraud” (like the kind George Bush allegedly used to “steal” the Florida election)
- Any blogger — conservative and liberal alike — who has written the truth about Kimberlin has come under vicious attack by either Kimberlin or his minions, suffering death threats (veiled and unveiled), multiple lawsuits, loss of jobs and worse
- He has filed over 100 frivolous lawsuits against anything that isn’t nailed down and somehow is being allowed to continue unchecked
- This story has never been reported on in the mainstream media
turned up dead.
Move over Ayers, there’s a not-so-new domestic terrorist in town
What follows is the unbelievable yet non-fictional tale of a left-wing ex-con with an extensive rap-sheet who, since his release from prison, has led the crusade against Republican “voter fraud” while simultaneously making it his life’s mission to threaten, brutalize, shakedown, sue, slander and generally terrorize any writer — conservative and liberal alike — who dares speak plainly about his checkered past.
For reasons unknown, the far-left seems to have a penchant for throwing their full-fledged support — emotional, political and financial — behind domestic terrorists (see: Bill Ayers) and their latest protege is no exception. Also known as the “Speedway Bomber,” Kimberlin set an Indiana town ablaze with a series of coordinated bombings in 1978, ultimately resulting in one man’s suicide (this was proven in a subsequent court case) after his limbs were irreparably damaged in the explosion.
Kimberlin v. White, 7 F.3d 527 (6th Cir. 1993) relates what happened to the man during the six-day bombing spree:
In the worst incident, Kimberlin placed one of his bombs in a gym bag, and left it in a parking lot outside Speedway High School. CarlDeLong was leaving the high school football game with his wife when he attempted to pick up the bag and it exploded. The blast tore off his lower right leg and two fingers, and embedded bomb fragments in his wife’s leg. He was hospitalized for six weeks, during which he was forced to undergo nine operations to complete the amputation of his leg, reattach two fingers, repair damage to his inner ear, and remove bomb fragments from his stomach, chest, and arm. In February 1983, he committed suicide.Kimberlin was convicted of thirty three felonies including illegal use of a Department of Defense insignia, and the Presidential Seal, both of which were used to procure the hard-to-come-by explosives used in the bombings.
While he went on to serve seventeen years in prison, Kimberlin’s time behind bars only helped him hone his skills of “persuasion” by earning a law degree, which he appears to use routinely. The suicide victim’s widow ultimately sued Kimberlin several years later, winning a civil judgement in which she was awarded $1.6 million. He absconded from the debt, however, landing him back in prison for a spell.
But what was the motivation behind Kimberlin’s rampage? Was he railing against war, or the rich, or the evil Western empire? The answer is more twisted than one can even imagine — and oddly, isn’t political at all.
In what ultimately became the biography of a conman — “Citizen K” — respected journalist and author Mark Singer shared the details of his bewildering journey with Kimberlin, who had actually signed on to the book thinking Singer would portray him in a favorable light. What the author discovered, however, was the twisted web of deceit in which Kimberlin dwelled. Ultimately, Singer was able to piece together much about the likely catalyst for Kimberlin’s bombing-spree. A description of the book provides background:
This book relates a journalist’s worst nightmare: of getting deeply involved in a “big story” based on information from a single source who turns out to be a world-class liar. During the 1992 Presidential campaign Singer wrote a story for the New Yorker about the allegations by Brett Kimberlin, a former marijuana dealer then in prison for a series of bombings, that he had once sold marijuana to Vice President Dan Quayle. [...] After signing a book contract to expand the story, Singer invested more and more time, and became frustrated by holes, inconsistencies and dead ends in Kimberlin’s tale. Embroiled in a Kafkaesque mystery, Singer recounts his painstaking journalistic detective work, and his growing sense that this would be the story that got away.Based on this detective work — supported by historical record — Singer concluded that the Speedway bombings were not politically motivated at all, but were rather meant to serve as a distraction from yet another crime that had taken place shortly beforehand.
The Indy Star reported that on July 29, 1978, Speedway resident Julia Scyphers, 65, answered a knock at her door only to find a strange man who claimed he was interested in purchasing items she had recently tried to sell at a yard sale. Scyphers let the man into her garage to show him the items and he “shot her in the head.” Her husband came out in time to see the perpetrator’s car and catch a glimpse of the man himself.
When police began looking for a motive in the Scyphers slaying, they found there’d been a recent family clash. Julia Scyphers’ daughter, Sandra Barton, had become involved with a man who seemed to Mrs. Scyphers to be inordinately close to one of Barton’s young daughters. Mrs. Scyphers told friends she was so concerned that she’d arranged for both of her granddaughters to come live with her. Whether or not Mrs. Scyphers’ fears were correct (no charges were ever filed to that effect), this incident led investigators to start looking at Brett C. Kimberlin.Through pieces of information gathered from news reports, police records and descriptions from Singer’s book, it is suspected that Kimberlin had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with Sandra Barton’s daughter, Jessica, who was only 10-years-old at the time. Her grandmother, Julia Scyphers, had attempted to thwart the relationship in any way she could, even by allegedly sending a handyman to change the locks on her daughter’s front door. When Kimberlin discovered Scyphers’ interference, he complained to the building management that he was being “harassed” (a meme that would later become all-too familiar to Kimberlin) and it is believed by some that he, or an associate, murdered her.
As the heat against Kimberlin began to mount in the Scyphers’-slaying, he arranged a series of bombings that would take police attention away from the case at hand. Ironically, Singer’s book also describes how Kimberlin, after being apprehended for the Speedway bombings, plotted for another person to plant identical bombs around the town in order to give the appearance that the suspect was still at large.
With a rap-sheet that includes forgery, perjury, drug dealing, domestic terrorism and possible murder and child molestation, the future actions of the man many consider a “sociopath” and pathological liar become less-surprising.
Justice Through Music and Velvet Revolution
Ironically, the man whose credibility is in question now makes a “living” by calling into question, the credibility of others Today, Kimberlin is the director and founder of “Justice Through Music (JTM),” a non-profit organization that “uses famous musicians and bands to organize, educate and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights and voting.” Since 2005, JTM collected $1.8 million in contributions from an illustrious list of donors including the George Soros-funded Tides Foundation, liberal songstress Barbara Streisand and John Kerry’s wife, Teresa Heinz-Kerry.
JTM claims that it has registered countless people to vote using “cutting edge technology in order to effect change through the ballot box.”
“We support the aspirations of youth worldwide to be free to express themselves, and we take a stand against oppressive regimes that suppress freedom and deprive citizens of basic human rights,” Kimberlin’s website continues.
In an article detailing Kimberlin’s “thinly veiled” tax documents, Ed Barnes expained how the 58-year-old Bethesda, Md., resident is raising a steady stream of money from the left in return for promising to put conservative bloggers out of business.
Kimberlin had, as of 2010, called for the arrest of Karl Rove, Andrew Breitbart, Chamber of Commerce head Tom Donohue, Massey Energy Chairman Don Blankenship and now, conservative bloggers Patrick Frey, Aaron Walker and others. Barnes asks if a review of tax filings for Kimberlin’s “Velvet Revolution” and “Justice Through Music” raises “troubling questions” about whether his ‘nonprofit’ operation is dedicated to public activism or is “just a new facade for a longtime con artist.”
Though neither website publicly reveals Kimberlin’s role, tax and corporate documents show that he is one of four directors who incorporated the Velvet Revolution, and that he is the registered agent for the tax-exempt, non-stock company, which is registered at his mother’s house in Bethesda.
Velvet Revolution is Kimberlin’s other enterprise dedicated to furthering a leftwing agenda. What is perhaps most galling, however, is the description on its website:
Velvet Revolution is a term coined to describe the peaceful road to change in countries where governments ignored the inalienable rights of the people. A few inspiring Velvet Revolutions occurred in the former Soviet Union, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, South Africa, Ukraine, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries.It is interesting that Kimberlin mentions the Soviet Union. Is that because he is seeking to emulate its policies on free speech?
Indeed, anyone who has dared to question why a reputed terrorist is given legitimacy, a steady stream of money, and a platform with which he can influence young, impressionable voters, is repaid in spades by Kimberlin and his minions.
While all of the above information provides background, the heart of this story lies with those who have become the target of Kimberlin’s scorn — that is to say, any blogger who has mentioned truthful elements about the ex-con’s past.
Los Angeles County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Frey who blogs under the moniker “Patterico,” started writing about Kimberlin in October of 2010 after the late conservative pundit Andrew Breitbart noted the hypocrisy of Kimberlin’s business partner, Brad Friedman, in scorning the “tactics” of James O’Keefe when he went undercover to expose ACORN voter fraud. Shortly thereafter, Frey received an email from Kimberlin threatening to sue if he did not retract his story. Since the Speedway Bomber was unable to prove why any of Frey’s entries were untrue, he decided to escalate the situation to unthinkable heights.
According to the account, Kimberlin proceeded to call Frey’s secretaries, telling them that the assistant district attorney was a “racist, a homophobe, and a stalker” and that he would be filing a restraining order against him. The convicted perjurer subsequently filed complaint with state bar association as well, a move that was heavily publicized by Kimberlin-accomplice and Democratic consultant Neal Raushauser.
To illustrate just how sue-happy Kimberlin is, he once sued a pornographer for selling him pornography that was not provocative enough. Yes, we forgot to mention that Kimberlin was in that business to.
That is not where it ended for Frey, however, not by a long shot. Soon, his home address, along with Google earth and satellite images of it were published on Kimberlin’s other website Occupy for Accountability. As it turns out, a favorite tactic of the Speedway Bomber, according to those who have felt his wrath, is to stalk his “rivals,” particularly their wives, children and parents and post personal information about them, including their home address, online. He allegedly follows the move on occasion with blog posts detailing how he fears for their lives.
While it is difficult to imagine, the situation gets worse.
The SWAT Team at your door
While the evidence is thus far only circumstantial, Frey believes that based on key elements and the Kimberlin-disciples involved, it is more than likely that the Speedway Bomber was behind yet another unspeakable attack — this one far worse that those that preceded it.
Essentially, a yet-to-be identified man (but one who sounds much like a Kimberlin associate, according to Frey) placed a call to law enforcement the evening of July 1, 2011, to announce that he had just shot his wife. The man then proceeded to give the operator Frey’s home address. Of course, the call was intended to make it look like Fey had just confessed to murdering his wife at his home. Just after midnight, a SWAT team descended on Frey’s doorstep, screaming at the top of their lungs for the attorney to place his hands behind his head. They arrested him and dragged him to the patrol car while simultaneously dragging his wife out of bed.
“I could have been killed,” Frey told The Blaze in an interview as he recalled the disturbing story. He explained that he was only “99% in shock” because a similar incident had happened to someone else just one week prior, and likely for similar reasons.
Three days later Frey told me that Raushauser penned a piece in the Daily Kos (from which he has since been ousted) detailing how he was engaged in a “cyber-stalking” campaign against Kimberlin.
Ultimately, Frey admitted that he is disappointed with the way the investigation unfolded as it took nearly seven months for officials to obtain copies of the phone records that would exonerate him. In the end the case was closed rather unceremoniously.
In terms of legal recourse, the assistant D.A. said that while he could sue for defamation, he observes the failures of law enforcement and believes that the justice system — civil or criminal — will not do anything about this unless he [Kimberlin] hurts or kills someone.”
At the end of the day, what is most important to Frey is that Americans around the country discover what one terrorist is doing to silence free speech and to realize that this is a “not a partisan issue.” While Kimberlin may use leftist politics to secure his cash-flow, Frey believes the bomber is apolitical, and is engaged in this behavior simply out of monetary greed and his own self-interest.
“This is a story about how someone can use this brass-knuckles reputation management by going after anyone who criticizes him.” And that should be a concern for everyone, regardless of their political bent.
Battling perpetual lawsuits
Aaron Walker, who sometimes blogs as “Aaron Worthing,” is another attorney and also one of Kimberlin’s latest victims. After being tormented since last December Walker and his family only seek justice.
After providing legal advice to Seth Allen, a staunch liberal who also drew Kimberlin’s ire after writing truthfully about him, Kimberlin wrote to Walker, asking him to essentially break attorney-client privilege and testify against Allen. When Walker, who was blogging anonymously at the time refused, that was when Kimberlin’s vendetta began.
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
TRR: Michelle Obama: “All This Just For a Flag”
Just for a flag? If that is what she said it is regrettable. Even with all her years being around those who hold high public office Mrs. Obama does not seem to understand the purpose and importance of ceremonies. They reaffirm the bonds of loyalty and fellowship that cement our national unity. Yes, at one level a flag is just a colorful piece of cloth. But it symbolizes much more. It is the emblem of our land and all its ideals. It has been present at every major event of any importance to the country, battles, celebrations, meetings, and the lunar landings. It is a symbol of unity that transcends party, faction and time. It is something uniquely and explicitly American. Men and women have fought and died for it. Our enemies hate us for it and burn it in the streets. All that should mean something.
Perhaps Mrs. Obama thinks that all the pomp and circumstance she experiences in her daily life has something to do with her, rather than the unofficial office she holds. If so she should disabuse herself of that notion quickly. The official gestures of respect shown to her are the same shown to any First Lady, and if she wasn’t married to the president she would be just another citizen. Ruffles and flourishes are not hers by right, but by coincidence of marriage. Yet this is the same woman who said she had never in her adult life been really proud of America before her husband ran for president, so it is no wonder she might dismiss a flag ceremony as just so much nonsense.
All this just for a flag? Has anyone said, “All this just for Michelle Obama?”
uesday, May 22, 2012
45 OF THEM JUST TOUCHES THE SURFACE!
- First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student then denies he was a foreigner.
- First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
- First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
- First President to violate the War Powers Act.
- First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
- First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
- First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party, a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
- First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
- First President to recommend changing our National Anthem as it portrays and promotes violence and is warlike in its theme.
- First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer Breakfast and activities.
- First President to initiate Cash for Clunkers Program to clean up exhaust that adds to global warming, then extended it because it was so popular — wasting hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.
- First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
- First President to bypass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
- First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
- First President to demand a company hand over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
- First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
- First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
- First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
- First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
- First President to tell a major manufacturing company which state they are allowed to locate a factory in.
- First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
- First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
- First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
- First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
- First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 90 to date.
- First President to pledge complete transparency while campaigning, then hide his medical, educational, and travel records.
- First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
- First President to go on multiple global ‘apology tours’.
- First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends; paid for by the taxpayer and costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
- First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
- First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
- First President to repeat the Holy Qur’an and tells us that the early morning Islamic call to worship is the most beautiful sound on earth.
- First President to give taxpayers money, in the billions, to every single Muslim country in the Middle East.
- First President to allow over thirty-five Muslim training camps across fifteen states in America.
- First President, who’s wife called our flag a “damn flag”.
- First President to give billions in taxpayer money to a South American oil company (Petrobras), with George Soros as a stockholder.
- First President to have a RECORD breaking number of KNOWN communist in his administration.
- First President to have known Pentagon bombers as advisors and friends.
- First President to allow military prisoners to be tried in American civilian courts.
- First President to APPROVE the building of a Muslim mosque across from the 911 bombing site.
- First President to increase benefits to illegal aliens while cutting benefits for veterans.
- First President, whose wife hated America until her husband got elected. (Self professed).
- First President to profess turning to Islam if times should turn difficult.
- First President to completely ignore the VFW National Conference in 112 years.
- First President to quote the Declaration of Independence and say it came from the Constitution and then do it a second time in front of the Supreme Court.
Judge Strikes Down NDAA, Rules Obama Must Obey Constitution
In a considerable setback for a president eager to ravage the due process rights of the American people, Federal Judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday, striking down those sections of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 which sought to provide Barack Obama the power to indefinitely detain citizens without benefit of their 5th Amendment rights.
Signed very quietly into law on New Year’s Eve, the controversial Act has been roundly criticized as unconstitutional by groups on both the political left and right. Of greatest concern was Section 1021, which grants the United States military authority to exercise police powers on American soil. Upon order of the president and at his sole discretion, agents of the military are empowered to detain “until the end of hostilities” anyone the president believes to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces.”
Judge Forrest concluded that the Section “…failed to ‘pass Constitutional muster’ because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.” In a statement clearly directed to lawmakers, she added, ”Section 1021 tries to do too much with too little – it lacks the minimal requirements of definition and scienter that could easily have been added, or could be added, to allow it to pass constitutional muster.” That is, Congress failed—perhaps deliberately– to define “substantial support” of terrorist groups or describe those activities which might be construed as crossing the legal line. And no law may be enforced if those to whom it applies are unable to clearly understand what a violation of that law entails.
Yet in his signing statement, Obama wrote that he had in fact forced Congress to “…[revise] provisions that otherwise would have jeopardized the safety, security and liberty of the American people.” So rather than the grand inquisitor, committing to prison any American citizens he chose to view as enemies, Obama claimed to be their champion and savior, protecting them from the excesses of an over-zealous Congress!
“I want to clarify that my Administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens,” wrote Obama. “My Administration will interpret section 1021 in a manner that ensures that any detention it authorizes complies with the Constitution, the laws of war, and all other applicable law.” This of course was an outright lie, given the expressed meaning of the statute as Obama himself had demanded it be written. Leave it to Barack Obama to demand he be given absolute authority over the American public, yet claim in the next moment that he will not take advantage of it!
The Department of Justice, which defended the NDAA before Judge Forrest, will undoubtedly appeal her ruling. It is a judicial process Americans must watch closely as the free exercise of our Constitutional rights depends upon the outcome.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
American History Myths Debunked: Columbus Discovered America
For our first entry in this series, “American History Myths Debunked: No Native Influence on Founding Fathers,” click on the link.
Okay, let’s get the first glaring problem out of the way. Yes, it’s still taught in most American schools that Columbus “discovered” America, but we all know the absurdity of this “fact” on multiple levels. First, Columbus could not have “discovered” America, as you can’t discover something that already existed and was populated. So we’ll ignore the “discovered” portion of the myth that and focus instead on a second component, which is that it’s also overwhelmingly obvious that Columbus was far from the first European to reach the “New World” (again, something can’t be “New” when it’s actually old and inhabited.)
Cracked.com’s myth: America was discovered in 1492 because Europeans were starting to get curious about the outside world thanks to the Renaissance and Enlightenment.
Yes, this is a myth. The point that Cracked.com makes is that Columbus was far from being even the first European to find these shores. That distinction goes to the Vikings, the legendary Norse warriors and explorers who were raiding and settling many parts of the world from the late 8th to mid 11th century. And so it was the Vikings, not Columbus, who first made contact with American Indians. And probably wished they hadn’t.
The evidence seems to point to Vikings making contact with American Indians as long ago as the 10th century, as they explored the northeast coast of America, what they called Vineland (or Vinland). A.M. Reeves, N.L. Beamish and R.B. Anderson’s “The Norse Discovery of America,” which was published in 1906, goes into great detail on the encounters between the ferocious Vikings and the Native inhabitants of Vinland.
Vinland got its name from a prisoner of Leif Erikson’s who went missing when a Viking party landed and explored modern day Boston Harbor. Fearing his prisoner (whom he favored) Tyrker had been slain by the Natives, whom the Vikings had learned to respect (and, some might argue, fear), they sent out a search party for him. Instead of finding him dead, they found him in a state of agitated glee. A German, Tyyker was not far from camp, holding an arm full of wild grapes (much as they grew in his home country), thus, Erikson and the Vikings called this “new” world Vinland.
On page 319, the authors of “The Norse Discovery of America” state simply and unequivocally that Columbus missed “discovering” America by about five hundred years: The sagas give very full and interesting accounts of the various products of Vinland and of the natives or aborigines with whom our Norse explorers came in contact…What I desire particularly to emphasize at this point is the fact that Leif Erikson was the first European and the first Christian who planted his feet on American soil and, as such, he deserves a conspicuous place in the history of our country.
The language is a bit stuffy, and certainly Eurocentric, but keep in mind it was written over a hundred years ago. The point is, the Columbus narrative so many millions of kids are taught is a myth.
There are plenty of books that support the argument that the Vikings were the first to encounter American Indians (with the Basques being second, described in Mark Kurlansky’s must-read book, “Cod: A Biography of the Fish that Changed the World,”) such as Annete Kolodny’s upcoming “In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland,” and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery” (which we’ll be reviewing), Charles C. Mann’s “1491” and William F. Fitzhugh and Elisabeth Ward’s “Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga.” These, and many other books, do much work in spreading the overwhelming evidence of a Viking presence in North America, with some scientists putting the Vikings as far south as modern day North Carolina, and as far west as Oklahoma.
Cracked.com states, “After spending a couple decades sneaking ashore to raid Vineland of its ample wood pulp, the Vikings made a go of settling North America in 1005. After landing there with livestock, supplies and between 100 and 300 settlers, they set up the first successful European American colony … for two years. And then the Native Americans kicked their ass out of the country, shooting the head Viking in the heart with an arrow.”
We believe Cracked.com is talking about the story of Leif Erikson’s brother, Thorvald, who sailed with a 30-man crew to Newfoundland and spent the winter at Leif’s camp. In both the aforementioned “The Norse Discovery of America,” and in Robert Wernick’s “The Vikings,” published in 1979, the story of Thorvald’s demise is told.
Thorvald attacked nine Natives of New Foundland, who were sleeping under three skin-covered canoes, managing to kill all but one. The one who got away, however, returned in force. A battle ensued, and Thorvald was killed by an arrow to his heart. He was buried there, which the authors of “The Norse Discovery of America,” claim makes his grave the first Christian grave in the western world. “His grave was marked by two crosses, one at the head and one at the foot. Then the little band of Norsemen, having lost their leader, returned to Greenland,” they write.
The real sly point Cracked.com is making, however, is not just calling out the absurdity of Columbus “discovering” America, but that those first European “settlers” who are often given credit for subduing, overtaking, or any other euphemistic term you want to use for slaughtering Natives, could not possibly have done so against a healthy American Indian force. If the Vikings, who set up a successful colony in Greenland that lasted more than 500-years, who were renown warriors, could not colonize America, how in the world could a bunch of exhausted, untested settlers manage to do it? Well, if you read tomorrow’s “American History Myths Debunked: The Indians Weren’t Defeated by White Settlers”, here at Indian Country Today Media Network, which will go into detail about the Plague, you’ll know exactly how.
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