Friday, 28 October 2016

Pray for the Whole State of the Episcopal Church of America. It is lost and probably dead as a Christian Orthodox Denomination

From the Midwest Conservative Journal


Posted by Christopher Johnson


Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

     One of the most evil and digusting practices of the medieval Christian church was the exhumation of the corpses of people who the Church decided had been heretics during their lives.  Essentially, the Church retroactively put dead people on trial for heresy, removed their remains from its “holy grounds” and treated them like so much garbage.
     Whatever else is wrong with Christianity, it is comforting to know that such a vile and loathsome mindset no longer plagues the modern Church:

     After quietly removing panes bearing the Confederate flag from its stained-glass windows, leaders of the Washington National Cathedral are now wondering what to do about remaining images of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
     “How can you justify having those windows in a house of God?” challenged Riley Temple, a former board member of the Washington National Cathedral’s foundation.
     Temple was one of several audience members who spoke on Wednesday (Oct. 26) during a series of discussions the cathedral is holding on racial justice. Also present was a scholar of Civil War history and an expert from the National Museum of African American History and Culture
     The stained-glass window debate comes at a time of soul-searching in America over the legacy of slavery and renewed calls to purge public places of the Confederate flag that is for many a symbol of oppression.


     (El Gringo Viejo responds  to the Mr. Riley Temple, who is an exponent of the need for the Episcopal Church to rapidly evolve into an LGBATHHESJDDXSA Temple of Ifitfeelsgoodthendoit Religion of the Masses, Reality, Relativity,  and all the Good Stuff.
       Egalitarianism and non-judgementalism is the only catechism, and all who disagree are to be subjected to the St. Saul Alinsky Purification of ridicule, minimalisation, condemnation, isolation, and defamation.  What a fine Church.)

     Robert (Bobbie) Edward Lee was identified as “America’s greatest soldier”. During a Mass at the incredible Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City to celebrate the peace at the end of hostilities of the Mexican-American War, Robert Lee was present and at the side of his military “Godfather”, Gen. Winfield Scott, Commander in Chief, American Forces in Mexico the one who gave Lee his title of being the finest soldier.

     Another officer noted something to the effect that…."….and there was Captain Lee, moving around with his candles and joining the processions on cue, It was as if he knew the ceremony in its strange language and beliefs”.
      Of course, Bobbie Lee ‘knew” the ceremony. He had studied and mastered Latin, and he was, like a lot of rich and poor aristocratic Virginians, an Episcopalian. The Anglican service was all but identical, as most here know, to the Roman service, and Lee served to guide the other officers and soldiers in the service and make them feel “at home”.

     Lee was such a horrid person….owner slaves and so forth….but truth be known he never owned a slave. Rumours of his bad treatment of “his” slaves seemed to contradict the fact that when Bobbie Lee would ride to the front to encourage his incredible soldiers, his valet or man servant was at his side….and at times they both had to be removed somewhat forcefully by subordinate officers who thought it unworthy of the risk to jeapordise such a “sacred cow” and his valet who were cherished almost as living icons.
     Lee also commented once, when asked about the situation and condition between the abolitionists, (who were deranged) and the slave-holding class (which was deluded and sleepwalking into their own ruin), Lee responded, “It would be preferable for the gentle and mellowing influences of Christianity and the will of God to move the hearts of men to a just solution to this problem.”
     The "hateful, racist, and bellicose" Bobbie Lee also thrust this gem of hostility and meanness into the annals of history when he said, after viewing the devastation of naval bombardment of Vera Cruz, Vera Cruz at the beginning of the Mexican – American War, “‘Tis best that war is so terrible, lest we grow fond of it.”
     One must wonder at those who cry out for “diversity” and yet are willing only to see the mote in the eyes of others who lived in a different time….a time that was measured in different ways. When all objectionable presences and words and thoughts are abolished and banished, what a wonderful diversity we shall have. Or not.

We retire,
El Gringo Viejo

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Voiceless Can Make a Terrible Roar


Perhaps, (Sir Edmund) Hillary can speak with these ghosts, along with the horrid Eleanor Roosevelt as she wanders the halls of the White House....should the American electorate be so stupid and self-possessed so as to elect her.   At this point, I actually truly feel that we might escape by having the next to worst, saving us from the single most evil political force presently extant.  Save for George Soros, she is a one-person wrecking machine to the free enterprise system.

A Brief Statement Concerning the Polls....


    This is written more as an Old Jewish Lamentation than anything.  But, it is written for those who might need what very little guidance your humble servant can allow from his shallow intellectual resources.

     We have designed and implemented, on the spur of the moment, polls that were deadly accurate for local, county-wide races.   We have participated in the construction of polls that were designed for districts (Congressional and otherwise), and Statewide for important Republican PACs.   Without fail, we hit within 1% in each case.

     One thing that we never did....and assiduously avoided....was to "overbalance" a cohort of the universe being sampled.  Neither pro nor con.   Almost all of the generally referenced polling groups being cited by the obsolete press and its 1st cousin, FOXNews, are doing "driving polls" which are designed not to plumb opinion but to change opinion.  Some do it intentionally, others do it just because they are pinko to the root and cannot, in their charity, seem to approve of anything that represents retrocession from the Progressive Religion.  

     Finally, please remember that there are only three polling groups that are doing things as they should be done at this time.   One is pinko, the LATimes.  Another is a private service, Rasmussen, that made a strategic mistake in calculations last time,   But they have since amended their procedures in a way that I approve...their methods have always been excellent, but last time their methodology had an Achille's Heel that was very small, but which skewered the results slightly, but significantly.  Then there is the Investors' Business Daily "TIPP" poll, which has nailed the past three Presidential elections almost to the tenth of a per cent.

     All of the above show the race essentially tied, within one per cent, between these two horrid candidates. Each of them cause both my Union and Confederate ancestors to absolutely whirl in their graves.   But we shall advise all that only these three should be used for a betting reference or for the calm of thy soul.  As the day draws nigh, all of the polls will narrow,  because the "opinion forming polls" will also want to be "accurate polls" at the end, so that they can tout their value for the next election. 

     Los Angeles Times tracking poll, gross raw entry, daily, no over-processing or unnecessary filtering.   Rasmussen, very complicated, multi-level attitude assessment, Rolls-Royce quality administration and analysis, some reasonable tinkering, very reliable.  And then the Investors' Business Daily poll which is, simply stated, stunning.   All, in my not so humble opinion in this discipline....rate a 99.9%.

Rendered with sincerity.
El Gringo Viejo

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

El Gringo Viejo's Observations Concerning the Texas Early Voting


     We are witnessing a peculiar phenomena.  An election is held in the United States of America now with two of the worst candidates, perhaps, in the history of the Republic. It has established a new low combining two hopelessly self-consumed egomaniacs with an electorate that is desperately searching someone who will "give" something to this or that special cohort of the universe of voters.

     Typically, after all the dust settles, it goes back to the same as usual.  The Pseudo - Democrat candidate tries to point out how many bennies she will give to all the downtrodden who have suffered due to the American "Systems of Oppression".
     The pseudo-Republican candidate promises to give his followers a "vision" and more efficient administration of stupid programmes that still would keep people mired in the notion that "the government should do something for.....(enter name of personal gimme-gimme or group gimme-gimme, and/or major operator in some major industry or other human activity gimme-gimme such as the much needed ethanol.)".   Where does the line form for my new glasses?

     However, all of the above notwithstanding, we would like to point out that yesterday morning El Gringo Viejo went to vote the ridiculous "window" of voting opportunity that starts, essentially two weeks before election day.  He was among the first.   At 07:59 about seventeen people had voted, all but one Spanish-surnamed.   The line formed up while I was voting.   When I finished there were about 20 persons formed up through the narrow doorway, being used as both entrance and exit.  The line was composed about equally of men and women, with the Latin element composing about 80 per cent of the group.

    All had their proof of citizenship.  I had used my passport.  Only one person did not have identification.   He had been brought in, ostensibly, by his daughter.  She declared that he had never voted, and that he was 92 years old and had no documentation of citizenship but had been born locally of American-born parents.  She had a very old Fe de Bautizo from a local Roman Catholic Church indicating that her father had been baptised as an infant in 1924 in Hidalgo County.   She, herself, had her proof of citizenship, and the old man was permitted to vote on a provisional permit....but immediately registered on the electronic machine. 

     Surmising the group, and after speaking with several as I left, it was apparent that about 90 per cent had voted for Trump.  It is also worth noting that in my driving around during the past few days, in an area where normally Democrat Presidential yard signs will outnumber Republican yard signs easily by a three to one margin....there have been very, very few Democrat / Hillary signs.

     The campaign of Hillary has been touting during the past few days that it is going to make push to "turn Texas Blue!" because the "polls" have shown HRH "within" striking distance, even here in Texas.   Now to the point of this entry in the blog.  We would suggest to HRH that she will not come close to any such measure.   While she might be popular in places like Dallas and Austin, the fact is she is the most thoroughly despised woman or person in the Republic of Texas.   Trump is up there, but HRH (Sir Edmund) Hillary is a few quantum leaps lower that even Trump.

That's all.

El Gringo Viejo

Friday, 21 October 2016

Saul Alinksy Speaks from His Cell in Lucifer's Gardens



             This submission to the OROG Library of Truth comes from an old (not in age) classmate of El Gringo Viejo.   She was nicknamed by the males in the McAllen High Class of 1964 as Bridgette Bardot....because her real name initialed-out as B.B.  In a lot of ways, she was and is prettier, and though born to privilege, never acted hootsey-snootsey.  Old Episcopalian, in EYC with El Zorro and El Gringo Viejo, for instance.

More Later

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From Latin Rifles of the confederacy 

Jose' Rafael de la Garza ( 1838 - 1864). Born to a wealthy "non-slave owning" family in Southern Texas. He was educated in Kentucky and killed leading his company in a charge against Union forces at the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana on May 8, 1864.
Diana Ramirez Garza Wonder if he comes from Diego Montemayor?
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Diana Ramirez Garza My kids and I all have that heart shape hair line and he has my dad's eyebrows, hair line and curly hair ! 

It's why I wonder he comes from Diego Montemayor

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Betty Lou Salas he is handsome and he has the Widows peak // my family both women and men have the widoes peak // lots of history on the widows peak

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Pablo Rodriguez He seemed to be an educated man of principles... He was from Texas and fought, like many Tejanos, for his family.
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David Christian Newton It is a fact that 85% of the Mexican / Spanish element of the population at that time assisted or served militarily in the War Between the States on the side of the Confederacy. The War Between the States had the only General officer in the War who was of Mexican / Spanish origen and it was the Confederacy he served.. He was Gen. Santos Benavides. Much of the very effective military and public order work along the border and inland areas of South Texas was done by Benavides, his two brothers, and their troops who were mainly Latins although many Anglos were in his ranks. Over 80 men from the Penitas - Tabasco area of Hidalgo County enlisted in his brigade. He and his brothers were the main point of reliance in keeping the Cotton Trail open in to Mexico and even to the point of making sure the shipments made their way to Baghdad...the port facility of Matamoros in those times. Benavides was integral to the keeping of order in the non-coastal areas of South Texas...there were many deserters and vagabonds associated with the disorders brought on by the concurrent War between the Imperial government of Maximiliano von Hapsburg and the Republican forces of Benito Juarez Garcia. It is my opinion that John Salmon (RIP) Ford received most of the credit down here for what was actually done by Gen. (and mayor) Benavides and his men. Benavides and his men were the truest form of the best of the Confederacy. The man pictured receives a solemn salute from this SCV member....five dead, 8 wounded, serving mainly out of the Winchester, Tennessee area....also non-slave holders.
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Maria Thelma Salinas Clarke My great grandfather and great uncle served with Thomas' Co of Partisan Rangers. Do you know where they were located and their duties?
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David Christian Newton Maria Thelma Salinas Clarke Maria Thelma, Thomas' group appears early and may have been fused with the Benavides Regiment after serving a four month enlistment. Any other paperwork would help, but it is a recognised unit in Confederate Military Service - Read down this listing that appears in alphabetical order,,,,,, Pearson's Company, Partisan Rangers (Local Defense)

Perry's Company, Local Defense Troops (Fort Bend Scouts)
Rainey's Company, Volunteers (Anderson County Invincibles)
Simms' Company, Home Guards
Teague's Company, Volunteers (Southern Rights Guards)
Thomas' Company, Partisan Rangers, 4 months, 1862–63
Trevenio's Squad, Partisan Mounted Volunteers
Waul's Legion (Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery)

Flag of Waul's Legion
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Virginia Moreno There is a book by Jerry D. Thompson called "Vaqueros in Blue & Gray" it gives the history of Hispanic men that fought in the US Civil War. It is very interesting read. I got my copy from Amazon.
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