About vonMesser

Retired from the US Navy (21 years) and state (20 years). Recently remarried after being widowed for 5 years. 2 daughters, and a step-daughter, all functioning adults). Graduated from college after the Navy with BA in Education, psychology, Economics, History and Political Science. Teach Hunter Safety for Washington (since 1991) and do historical reenactments for Civil War, WW-1and WW-2.

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We live in a wondrous time in which the strong is weak because of his moral scruples and the weak grows strong because of his audacity. • Otto von Bismarck And this, boys and girls, is why the democrats prevail so much and so often

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For the first time, I am ashamed to be a German. Kaiser Wilhelm II In regard to Adolf Hitler’s Kristallnacht (November 1938).  While not a fan of Jews, Wilhelm was moreso NOT a fan of evil, and he saw this action as an evil directed against a sub-class of Germans (who were Jewish) by socialists (of whom he was even less of a fan). I think we are seeing a number of small kristallnachten here as the left goes further and further into the depths of insanity.  (As a friend of mine pointed out the other day, the book burnings … Continue reading

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The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States, if they remained in one block and as one nation, would attain economic and financial independence, which would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds prevailed… Therefore they sent their emissaries into the field to exploit the question of slavery and to open an abyss between the two sections of the Union. • Otto von Bismarck Referencing the actions that were taking … Continue reading

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Do not expect that once taking advantage of Russia’s weakness, you will receive dividends forever. Russian has always come for their money.  And when they come – do not rely on an agreement signed by you, you are supposed to justify.  They are not worth the paper it is written. Therefore, with the Russian is to play fair, or do not play. • Otto von Bismarck

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I am just now not reading but devouring Captain Mahan’s book and am trying to learn it by heart. It is a first-class book and classical on all points. Kaiser Wilhelm II in a letter to an American friend (1893).  That book (The Influence of Seapower on History) by Alfred Thayer Mahan is one of the finest books on the use of seapower ever written, and is still used in every military school (including West Point and the USAF Academy)

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Shoot down, behead and eliminate the Socialists first, if need be, by a blood-bath, then war abroad. But not before, and not à tempo. Kaiser Wilhelm II Letter to German Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow (1 January 1906) In other words – Get rid of socialists in whatever manner might be necessary, here and abroad, and do it sooner rather than later.

Trump is Gonna be Impeached

Recently there has been a plethora of “Trump is going to be impeached”.  Some from the left, as in “we’re gonna impeach that %^@#%$$$” and some from the right as in “If you don’t send us money right now the left is gonna impeach Trump” In fact, only four times in US history, has Congress held serious discussions of presidential impeachment: 1.  Andrew Johnson was actually impeached when Congress became unhappy with the way he was dealing with some post-Civil War matters, but Johnson was acquitted in the Senate by one vote and remained in office. 2.  Congress introduced a … Continue reading

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“WHAT IF THEY GAVE A WAR AND NO ONE CAME?” For many many years we have heard the question from the anti-war left, supposedly by Carl Sandburg   I came across the original – and it’s not what you might think. Stell Dir vor, es kommt Krieg und keiner geht hin, dann kommt der Krieg zu euch! Wer zu Hause bleibt, wenn der Kampf beginnt, und lässt andere kämpfen für seine Sache, der muss sich vorsehen: Denn wer den Kampf nicht geteilt hat, der wird teilen die Niederlage. Nicht einmal Kampf vermeidet, wer den Kampf vermeiden will: Denn es wird … Continue reading