How Socialism Has Taken Root - Failure of Education

Socialism has gained traction in  this country because of ignorance. Our young people, who did not witness firsthand what the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and its Eastern European client states were like,  have not been taught about it accurately.  Most don’t understand that socialism means giving power to a central government which in the many examples throughout history used that power to destroy liberty. They have been led to believe by left wing educators and politicians like Bernie Sanders that capitalism is pure evil and that socialism leads to a utopia with free college and healthcare for all.  

Millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, a Pew Research study found have on the whole a very poor knowledge of history.  Another study found that many  teenagers don’t know what the American Revolution was all about.  Moreover,  instead of learning that America has been the greatest force for freedom in the history of the planet that has enabled unparalleled wealth for its citizens, our young people have been taught a progressive propaganda imbuing guilt over America's shortcomings.  They have been given textbooks that focus  on the failings of our founding and road to prosperity placing emphasis on the bad treatment of  indigenous people, the condoning of slavery and  imperialism. 

Socialism can take root only where there is ignorance of its failures and atrocities in the past. It can flourish when it is falsely glorified and when a nation’s democratic history is undermined by exaggerations of its missteps instead of a truthful teaching of its successes.  Learning accurate history is essential for a free society.  We have failed to ascertain that are children are  being taught about the greatness of our county and how it has provided them with more freedom and opportunity than any other people have experienced. 

Our  hope has to be that as our large millennial population move into their middle years they will learn through experience how well a free society works for them.   There is some evidence of that already. But that hope can  be destroyed if we allow the extreme left wing to get total control of the reins of our government. Then all is lost.  

Remember and Treasure Our Freedom This Fourth


This Fourth of July let’s all remember that we are one nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Let’s remember that we don’t memorialize Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder we memorialize him as author of our declaration of Independence and as a symbol as our declaration as a free people.  He wrote these words “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”  Yes, at that time not all were included under this umbrella but in time the framework Jefferson and other founders set up gave that freedom to all of us.  Freedom that allows us to speak our minds. Freedom that allows people to protest peacefully.  

Many men and women who did incredible things to advance freedom (led wars against tyranny, led movements to advance freedom) had  stains, none were perfect but they managed in their imperfection to lead the world to a better place and that is why we honor them. 

Tearing down and destroying memorials desecrates our basic beliefs and endangers us a a freedom-loving civilization.  We may not be a perfect union but we’re the best the world has ever experienced. Let’s not let anyone destroy that.

..T Murtha 

Black Lives Matter - Follow the Money

Backhoe Chronicles... Peter Feaman

Ever since the murder of George Floyd, donations to Black Lives Matter have surged in an emotional response to that horrible event...

But does the average donor truly understand where the money is going and what they stand for?

People need to know where their hard-earned dollars are being spent.

Here is an excerpt from the Black Lives Matter Mission Statement: 

"We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages” that collectively care for one another, especially our children, to the degree that mothers, parents, and children are comfortable."

Did you get that? The break-up of the nuclear family, the foundation of western civilization for a thousand years.

It continues...

"We foster a queer‐affirming network. When we gather, we do so with the intention of freeing ourselves from the tight grip of heteronormative thinking, or rather, the belief that all in the world are heterosexual (unless s/he or they disclose otherwise)."
Nuff said on that.

Now let's follow the money: uses the platform ActBlue to process donations. ActBlue is popular among Democrat politicians and progressive nonprofits which has the ability to partner with Democrat candidates to share revenue.

BLM has denied that their donations go to Democrat candidates, so let's look a little further...

The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation– is actually “fiscally financed” through an international non-profit referred to as THOUSAND CURRENTS.

Thousand Currents is all about change. Their site highlights their "Theory of Change." It clearly articulates the short-, medium-, and long-term outcomes "that we and our partners work toward, using four distinct categories:

Community Self-Determination
Organizational Resilience
Global Solidarity
Social Justice Giving"

Those are all buzzwords.
Let's unpack those euphemisms:

Community Self-Determination-abolition of national sovereignty and a descent into tribalism---which is why Trump's mantra of "Make America Great Again" drives them crazy.

Organizational Resilience- maintaining their activism despite losing elections

Global Solidarity-Globalism and a one-world government--- which again shows why Trump's "America First" platform also drives them crazy.

Social Justice Giving---this is another way of stating the mantra of Karl Marx, the original socialist: "From everybody according to their ability,... to everybody according to their need!"

Want more?

As Thousand Currents, "our brand honors the transformational changes in food sovereignty, alternative economies, and climate justice that are upon us – led by women, youth, and Indigenous Peoples in the Global South!"


The time of our demise draws nigh!

Get involved, get active, get engaged. The survival of The Big American Ranch depends on you!

Sheepdogs arise!

Peter Feaman

Who is Behind Black Lives Matter

Bill Abatematteo

The  abysmal record of Democratic leadership in our cities over the past 50 years is a matter of historical record.  What also is true is that the ills of our inner cities didn’t start three and a half years ago either.  

Trump didn’t cause them.  These cities have been in decline since the Great Society legislation was introduced in the mid 60s.  Poverty, violent crime has increased while the traditional family structure has disappeared.  

But what’s going on isn’t about this or the accusation of systemic racism in America or in police departments.  That’s just a ruse for what’s really going on behind the scenes which is the destruction of America.  

Not by blacks or anyone rallying to their sincere cry for justice, but by a Marxist movement that has been trying for decades now to topple our government.  

Unable to win elections as members running under the Communist Party USA or the Socialist Party of America, they had to devise a new game plan if their mission was ever to succeed.  They decided to hi-jack one of the two major parties, infiltrate them and win elections.  They chose the Democratic Party, ostensibly because they were susceptible and willing to embrace “progressive” ideas, not realizing that these newcomers where sheep in wolves clothing.  

To gain popularity and momentum and power they realized the ultimate “class warfare” was racism, and began to ramp up that game a decade ago.  They have taken a page right out of the Bolshevik playbook, using “systemic racism” and oppression to get others to do their dirty work, much like Lenin, and later Stalin did in Russia and the National Socialists did in Germany.  

They have hi-jacked many organizations and turned them and their supporters into tools for their radical goals.  BLM is one of those organizations that has been hi-jacked.  Their new mission on THEIR webpage is 1) to defund and abolish the police; 2) eliminate the traditional family structure of Western society; and their newest one, to establish armed groups in the inner cities to protect citizens who are victims of police violence.  See the pattern?  Protect citizens from the police?It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize what that means or how that movie plays out.

Bill Abatematteo

The Republican National Convention Coming to Florida

We have just learned that the National Convention has been moved to Jacksonville, Florida.  Below is announcement from Joe Gruters, RNC of Florida Chairman.

In Times of Universal Deceit Truth is a Revolutionary Act



Make no mistake, the murder of George Floyd was a sickening, disgusting and terrifying act of first degree pre-meditated murder by a police officer.

I hope and believe the Minnesota criminal justice system will deal with that appropriately. The Minneapolis Chief of Police is a black man and the Minnesota Attorney General is a black man.

But, while the mainstream media has promoted the idea of racist police unjustly targeting black people, official crime statistics reveal that’s nothing more than a myth. One America’s Pearson Sharp breaks down the numbers:

In 2017, 457 white suspects were killed by police vs. 223 blacks.
In 2018, 319 white vs. 209 black deaths at the hands of police officers.
In 2019, 370 vs. 235 blacks deaths by the police.

One could argue that  those statistics prove racial injustice because blacks make up only 13% of the population.
However, sadly, most crime in the U.S. is committed by non-whites.

So the real question should be, why is crime so disproportionately high in the black community?

There is black on black genocide taking place in our big cities, especially in Chicago, a city run by Democrats for generations, where chaos reigns there.

Over Memorial Day weekend 10 black people were killed in black drive by shootings.

No one talks about the breakdown of the family unit in the black community as a direct result of government policies...

As violence continues to reign, most of the victims are the very people who are trying to make a difference-black business owners.

On this Sunday I pray, and pray and pray.

Freedom depends on it,

Peter Feaman

Sadly Watching Our American Cities Under Seige - As Democratic Leaders Step Aside

Sadly we watch as our major American cities are being looted, burned and ruined by criminals and domestic terrorists.  Meanwhile we watch as the New York Governor and Mayor debate and ponder late into the afternoon as to whether to declare a curfew, then do so in the early evening for 11 p.m. Really?  The next day the Governor goes back to the slideshow and fails to take the responsibility he should have.  Instead of sending in the National Guard to support the weary, unsupported New York police, he does nothing.  Just chastizes the police.

We watch as a feckless Minneapolis mayor lets extremists and hoodlums take over police precincts and run wild destroying minority businesses. We see hoodlums in Philadelphia  set fire to police vehicles. We watch as police are attacked and shot.  Instead of being supported to end this violence, police are being told to stand down. Many videos show police watching as men in masks walk by boldly with bats over their shoulders or other destructive instruments.   This can't be our country.

It is almost a cliche at this point to say that this is not about a black man who was horribly and senselessly murdered by an out-of-control policeman.  This is about chaos and anarchy.  This is about lack of leadership.  Where was the leadership of a mayor or his predecessor in weeding out bad cops long ago before this horrendous precipitous incident happened?  This is about governments that are not doing their job. Cities have continued to reelect these weak politicians - democrats who make empty promises while they lead our cities into decline and destruction and let anarchists and hoodlums take control in a crisis.

There is only one answer -- change - change the leadership of these cities. If liberals in New York want to shop on their 5th Avenue shops again, they better wise up. 

T. Murtha

Backhoe Chronicles- Madness

I have been struggling with what to post about the madness that is sweeping big cities around the country.
Last night I watched St. John's Church, located just across from the White House, partially burn. I got sick to me stomach....
Then it dawned on have heard me, and seen me write, we are engaged in a struggle, and have been since 2016, for the heart and soul of these United States.
If you believe like I do, that America was settled and founded as a new Jerusalem, a light to the world, a city on a hill, then you know that this is as much a spiritual battle as it is a political battle.
And so it dawned on me...we must pray as much as we are also politically active.
This anointed Republic is under attack by forces that no one saw coming.
We know that the rioters and anarchists are not the same people who rightfully protest over the senseless murder on Mr. Floyd.
Rather, the forces arrayed against us are taking advantage of the event and .. here is the worst part... there are so many mayors who do not have the moral clarity to see the difference.
They want to be so sensitive to the legitimate protesters that they are blind to the evil that rises up in the name of protest. And the result? The Minneapolis Mayor and others tell the police force to stand down!
My God! Death, destruction and mayhem is not legitimate protest! 
And we see that lack of moral clarity repeated in city after city.
We know the answer...
In this political cycle, we must work like it is up to us...
And pray like it is up to God.
America is, and has been, a light to the world.
We must not let that light grow dim on our watch!
Peter Feaman