What do the McVay’s Owe to Society?

June 23, 2019

   

My great-great-grandfather, Joseph P. McVay, along with almost 100,000 other white Southern Unionists, enlisted in the Union Army and fought to preserve their nation.

Every Confederate state, except for South Carolina, provided at least one regiment of white Southern soldiers for the Union Army. About 180,000 African-Americans served in United States Colored Troops regiments. Many, if not most, of these soldiers were from the South including many runaway slaves.

Southern Unionists, both black and white, may have celebrated Confederate defeat, but they continued to be persecuted owing to their wartime beliefs and actions by terrorist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Life was especially difficult for former slaves, who fought for the Union and now hoped to exercise the right to vote, own land, or run for public office. Their sacrifice for the Union ended in the rise of Jim Crow state governments by the turn of the 20th century.

What inspired Southern white men to remain loyal to the United States flag? In 1863, Lieutenant Colonel Albert Webb of the First Arkansas Cavalry (Union) penned an insightful tribute regarding the roots for his troopers’ patriotism in the secession crisis of 1861:

“There was, here and there, however, an oasis in this desert of public opinion, now and then a surging of the popular wave that betokened a living and abiding faith in the Government. Not every man could be made to believe that the present war was one of aggression and subjugation. Many discovered its true object, the perpetuation of the Union as it was when the war broke out, and under the protection of which they had gathered what of substance they possessed.

Poverty and rebellion were not always nursed by the same firelight. The old frontiersman, sitting musingly in his chimney corner, on the slope of a mountain spur, could not see wherein the election of Abraham Lincoln had injured him. The slow course of an uncertain mail, or the garrulous tongue of a neighbor, had told him what “Old Abe” said on the steps of the Capitol, and he was simple enough, a many thought, to believe him.

He had prospered in his way, and though poor, it was true, could hunt without fear, and eat his corn bread and bacon in quiet. His more ambitious neighbor in the valley below could not discover any power in secession to render his crops more abundant than they had been.

The fear of Negro equality had never disturbed him, and he was very certain that the Government of the United States had thus far permitted him to be the architect of his own fortunes. His sturdy common sense told him that a Revolution ‘was the very last resource of the thinking and the good,’ and he could neither see, hear, no read of those signs of material decay that always forebode the downfall of a nation.

Thus thought the Union men of the Border, and though far removed from the great heart of American political life, they nevertheless felt its pulsations, and gave a prompt response to the enthusiasm of their brethren in the East. And now came the veritable ‘tug of war.’”

In Webb’s account, drawn from interviews with his men in the First Arkansas, Southern Unionists credited the United States as the source of their humble prosperity and their individual freedom. Webb’s account suggests that patriotism and upholding constitutional democracy were important motivators for white Southerners who continued to support Old Glory.

Southern slaves jumped at the chance to escape their masters’ clutches and bring down the Confederacy. Samuel Cabble, a former slave who enlisted in the famed 54th Massachusetts Infantry, wrote to his wife in 1863:

“Dear Wife i have enlisted in the army i am now in the state of Massachusetts…though great is the present national dificulties yet i look forward to a brighter day When i shall have the opertunity of seeing you in the full enjoyment of fredom i would like to no if you are still in slavery if you are it will not be long before we shall have crushed the system that now opreses you for in the course of three months you shall have your liberty. great is the outpouring of the colered peopl that is now rallying with the hearts of lions against that very curse that has seperated you an me yet we shall meet again and oh what a happy time that will be when this ungodly rebellion shall be put down and the curses of our land is trampled under our feet…”

Despite the secession of eleven Southern states to the Confederacy, hundreds of thousands of Southerners ultimately fought for the United States. Southern Unionists and/or US Colored Ts were present at Antietam and Gettysburg, Vicksburg and Nashville, Prairie Grove and Honey Springs. They were often instrumental in counter-insurgency operations and garrison duty. They helped liberate their communities from Confederate rule they saw as unwarranted, unjust, and illegal. Southern Unionists were vital in helping to defeat the Confederacy and preserve the United States.

Yet in spite of their contributions on the battlefield, these particular Southern Civil War combatants have been largely forgotten by the South that produced them. This is no coincidence.

Historians have shown time and time again, in books, articles, and online, that many Confederate monuments were raised not only to remember Confederate soldiers, but also to promote segregation. Some monuments were very specifically raised to intimidate local African-American communities into subservience. While the construction of Confederate monuments was prolific, the absence of monuments to Southern Unionists and Southern African-Americans soldiers speaks volumes about the political and racial priorities and memories of the South. Southerners effectively disowned these groups of soldiers, rejecting their loyalty to the United States and their willingness to fight to end slavery as something akin to treason. This shouldn’t surprise us much, either. Historians have also shown how Southern states with convoluted connections to the Confederacy, such as Kentucky, often overemphasized their Confederate roots after the Civil War.

The historical amnesia of the South regarding its black and white Union soldiers should be rectified. By choosing to selectively remember and honor Confederate soldiers while simultaneously ignoring the many Southerners who fought for the Union, Southerners send a clear message that loyalty to region, protection of white supremacy, and veneration of the Confederacy are the only legacies of the Civil War worth remembering. If Confederate monuments continue to be torn down, new ones should go up, celebrating those Southerners–black and white–who remained loyal to the Union and brought about “a new birth of freedom.”

Now I would like to get up close and personal. Joseph P. McVey was described in his military records as a big man, six feet tall, with blue eyes, fair complexion and sandy colored hair. Leaving his family, Mary and five of their children, he enlisted in the United States Army at Bethel, Tennessee on August 15, 1862 as a Union Soldier in the Civil War, just four months after the war began. He was about 40 when he joined and enlisted along with his son, Joseph Riley who was just 16 years old. They enlisted for a three-year period, serving in Company “A”, First Regiment of the Western Tennessee Calvary. His attendance records show him present up to April of 1863 at which time he was reported AWOL. It was later noted that he was confined in a hospital rather than being AWOL and was restored to duty on November 28, 1863.

Joseph P. McVay had typhoid fever and phenomena in the hospital at Bolivar, Tennessee and was treated for the same by Dr. W. L. Williams and was in the convalescent room for awhile. “I got worse and had to go back to the hospital and when I got to the hospital I had such a cough Dr Williams told me to go to my command and see if they would let me go home awhile he thought that vacation would do me more good than what he was a doin for me. And when I came back I still had the bad cough. I was thought by all to have the consumption and when I was captured a prisoner I was so bad that I could hardly crawl.”

He was reported present through February 1864 and the next account of him was on March 28, 1864 when he was reported missing in action and on March 29, 1864 reported as a prisoner of war, captured by the enemy at Bolivar, Tennessee.

Affidavits and documents included in his military and prisoner of war records tell of the hardships and illnesses that he endured during his confinement as a prisoner. He stated that in spite of his illness he was forced to march about 300 miles to West Point, Mississippi where he was detained for a few weeks and then on April 21, 1864 he was taken to Andersonville Prison and confined there for several months along with about 30,000 other soldier prisoners in a log stockade, an enclosed area of about 16 and one half acres, where sanitation was non-existent and thousands of soldiers died of their wounds and illnesses.

They were forced to lie on the bare ground without shelter and very little food for several months. He was taken to Savannah, Georgia in September 1864 and confined at Landen Prison for a few weeks where he stated he had to crawl about because of his weakness. They returned him to Andersonville Prison on January 3, 1865 where he said, “I thought I was obliged to die.” His health worsened and he was admitted to the paroled prisoners hospital at Vicksburg, Mississippi on April 6, 1865 and then to the U.S. General Hospital aboard the R.C. Wood Steamer on April 18, 1865 and then on April 27, transferred to Benton Barracks in Missouri and later on to Camp Chase Ohio where he was granted a 30 day leave.

He was finally discharged from the service in July 1865. Joseph never recovered from his illnesses and remained in poor health for the rest of his life. After a long struggle documenting his military and prisoner of war records, along with his application and affidavits, the government finally awarded Joseph $12.00 per month disability benefits.

Sometime after Joseph’s wife died, Joseph and his children moved to Arkansas and lived in Searcy County near Marshall, Arkansas for a few months before moving to Oxford. My grandfather, great grandfather and great-great-grand father Joseph McVay are all buried in or near Oxford in Izard County. Joseph is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery.

I served 34 years in the military, first as an intelligence analyst and later as a fighter pilot and wing commander. I flew 50 combat missions in Vietnam and was combat ready during the Cold War under eight presidents from Kennedy to Clinton.

After Vietnam, we had to be ready to contend with the USSR with everything up to and including nuclear weapons. That meant scores of realistic combat training exercises like Red Flag, Maple Flag and Cope Thunder. I both participated in these exercises as a fighter pilot and as commander of the whole exercise,

I was the first member of the McVay family to graduate from college. My mother, when my late brother was a toddler, picked cotton. She would be in the fields before daylight and start picking when there was enough light. The family would pick until it became too dark to pick.

I was born in a log cabin and grew up in a one room house across the road. I didn’t know much about White Privilege.

My daughter served in the U.S. Air Force after becoming a Chemical Engineer and Medical Doctor. She is a board certified general surgeon and board certified pediatric surgeon who served in the largest military hospital in the world in San Antonio before completing a six month combat tour in Afghanistan and ending her military service as a Lieutenant Colonel.

There are people who believe the McVay’s need to cough up money to pay reparations to people who were wronged 160 years ago.

I’m thinking the McVay’s carried our weight for God and Country.

Off hand, I can’t think of any person alive who I am obliged to apologize to. I sleep well and my conscience is clear. How about you?

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Ayatollah Xi Jinping Runs Iran and North Korea

June 20, 2019

Maybe I can help the United States Intelligence Community and State Department.

The Iranian government would have collapsed without China and Russia. China is Iran’s largest trading partner.

To be very simple and clear, Iran and North Korea do absolutely nothing without approval from China!

Xi Jinping is General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, President of the People’s Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission.

China has their finger in every pie on this planet and wants to replace the United States as the biggest dog in the hunt.

I have been writing about this for a decade as China has grown more powerful by the hour.

I predicted that the Chinese currency would replace the dollar as the World Reserve Currency unless the United States could fix our trade imbalance.

China is making alliances like BRICS. The acronym is coined for an association of five major emerging national economies: Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. the five BRICS countries represent over 3.1 billion people, or about 41% of the world population.

FBI Director Christopher Wray said, “China is determined to steal up economic ladder at US expense.”

The US Department of Justice has in recent months launched cyber espionage-related indictments against a number of Chinese entities, including alleged hackers working for China’s Ministry of State Security, whom the department said had worked for years to steal commercial aircraft technology.

The threat posed to the US by China was part of what Wray called a “paradigm shift” in the perception of danger to national security, characterized by a “blended threat where cybercrime and espionage merge together in all kinds of new ways”.

That China was taking the long view of a plan to achieve dominance in critical areas was an understatement, Wray said: “They’ve made the long view an art form.”

“Whole of society threats” such as that posed by China required a “whole of society response”, said Wray, arguing that “the next few years will be defined by what kind of progress we can make with public-private partnerships”.To that end, the FBI was conducting “defensive briefings” with private companies to caution them about the potentially nefarious intentions of external business partners, he said.

China’s largest telecommunications firm, the smartphone maker Huawei, has also faced several federal charges that include the theft of trade secrets from US wireless carrier T-Mobile, which the Chinese company has denied. Wray said that economic espionage investigations, which dominate the FBI’s counter-intelligence program, “almost invariably lead back to China in nearly all of our 56 field offices”.

I may be the only US Citizen who believes that Iran already has nuclear, biological and chemical weapons stockpiled and probably has smuggled them into the United States.

In 2014, I wrote that Iranian books were found discarded along the pathway leading from our southern border.

By the time our deep state Intelligence Community figures all of this out, we may all be speaking Chinese and subsisting on oolong soup?

Government Unions are One of the Biggest Scams ever Perpetrated Against Hard Working Taxpayers

June 19, 2019

I was a top level government management director at one time with the additional responsibly as Chief Management Negotiator with unions including the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Government Employees.

Why on Earth would government employees need unions? Have you ever heard of overworked government workers? Sweatshops? Child labor problems? Black lung?

There are even jokes about government workers▪ How many government NASA employees does it take to change a light bulb?
Seventy and they plan it for two weeks and when they finally get around to it the weather’s bad so they postpone it till next week. Then Congress cuts the funding.

In reality, government union negotiations involve bureaucrats negotiating with other bureaucrats for benefits that benefit all bureaucrats.

It’s a win-win situation for all government workers at the expense of American solvency and Taxpayers!

At least President Trump is trying to do something and the Unions are complaining:::  President Donald Trump’s push is the most antagonistic he’s ever seen under any president, said David Cann, director of bargaining for the Government Employees (AFGE). With 700,000 members scattered across 70 federal agencies, AFGE is the largest union of federal workers.

“It’s aimed at choking the union out of existence,” Cann said. “The overarching desire is to kill the union.”

The members of the Armed Forces cannot participate in collective bargaining but almost every civilian in the Pentagon and all the other Departments can.

The union membership rate of public-sector workers (33.9 percent) continued to be more than five times higher than that of private-sector workers (6.4 percent). The highest unionization rates were among workers in protective service occupations (33.9 percent) and in education, training, and library occupations (33.8 percent). Do you wonder why public education is so expensive and why our students are 28th in math and science?

In 2018, 16.4 million wage and salary workers were represented by a union. This group includes both union members and workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union contract.

The largest numbers of union members lived in California and New York.

Over half of the 14.7 million union members in the U.S. lived in just seven states▪ California, 2.4 million; New York, 1.9 million; Illinois, 0.8 million; Pennsylvania, 0.7 million; Michigan, Ohio, and Washington, 0.6 million▪ though these states accounted for only about one-third of wage and salary employment nationally.

in 1978 Congress declared that “labor organizations and collective bargaining in the civil service are in the national interest.” If you believe that, you probably also believe that Nancy Pelosi shops at Goodwill. The truth is that federal civil service unions are a national embarrassment. Sure, they’ll militantly protect your rights if you’re one of those federal workers who insists on sleeping, watching television or salivating over pornographic movies while on the job. But when it comes to traditional trade union concerns, they have all the powers of a high school student council.

Forget the air traffic controllers for a minute. There, at least, the fight has been over real issues like wages and hours and the right to strike. Consider, instead, labor in the rest of the federal government where three out of five civil servants are covered by union contracts. Without the right to strike or to bargain over wages and hours, most federal unions go after trivia with the avidity of a trained pig who has picked up the scent of truffles. Civil service unions justify their existence by serving class interests of three types of federal workers: union officials, malingerers and borderline incompetents. Labor relations in the federal government would be funny, if they didn’t hamstring the difficult job of managing the federal bureaucracy.

Ponder, if you will, three examples:
On Oct. 3, 1979, John R. Sparks, a civilian pipefitter at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, was working the graveyard shift. His assignment: guarding the passageway leading to a radiation area aboard the nuclear submarine, the USS Bergall. According to testimony in an arbitration hearing, two supervisors discovered Sparks at 2 a.m. “wearing a baseball cap and dark glasses . . . leaning back in his chair with his head down.” By most reasonable definitions, Sparks was asleep on duty.

Feeling that this was a serious breach of discipline, the shipyard decided to suspend Sparks for two days. Outraged, Sparks filed a formal grievance under his union contract. A year later, an outside arbitrator, whose fees came to about a thousand dollars, finally rendered a verdict.
The decision should gladden the hearts of everyone who believes that federal workers have an innate right to sleep on the job. The arbitrator ruled that Sparks was right. Under his union contract, the appropriate penalty should have been a letter of reprimand. After almost four years of dispute, the Labor Department and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the largest union in the civil service, came to agreement on a contract. It is full of provisions designed to make the Labor Department a fun employer.

The most famous one is Article 12, Section 8 which declares, “Employed have the right to play radios, cassettes, etc., on the work-site so long as the use does not disturb . . . other employees within the work-site . . .”

This clause should gladden the hearts of everyone who believes that federal workers have an innate right to disco on the job. Theoretically, a supervisor could claim that the constant babble of soap operas (televisions are covered by the “etc.” in the contract) was driving him up the wall. But to win his point, he would probably have to endure a protected union grievance hearing.

Then there were the two civilian firefighters at Plattsburgh Air Force Base who were issued letters of reprimand for watching pornographic movies while on duty. Needless to say, they also challenged this punishment under their union’s grievance procedure.

The outside arbitrator’s decision was another landmark victory for employee right in the federal sector. After denouncing the treatment of one of the firefighters as “a star chamber procedure,” the arbitrator went on to say that Air Force had no case. After all, he reasoned, nothing in “the Rules and Regulations of the Plattsburgh Air Base prohibited possessing and/or showing pornographic films.”

Meddlesome unions in the federal government are a relatively recent development. Civil service unions were once primarily social clubs and represented about 10 percent of the federal workers. All that changed in 1962 when President John Kennedy issued an executive order that formally gave federal unions the right to bargain collectively. It was a classic well-intentioned liberal gesture. Trade unions worked well in the private sector, why not make the federal government a model employer by extending the same rights to civil servants?
There were obvious logical flaws to this approach, but they were not readily apparent for more than a decade. How could you have meaningful collective bargaining without the right to strike or to negotiate over wages? How could you manage the federal bureaucracy when workers are not only protected by complicated civil services rules, but union contracts, as well?

During the 1960s, federal unions spent the bulk of their time on Capitol Hill successfully lobbying for federal pay increases. The politically potent postal unions, with active members in all 435 congressional districts, led the way and the more docile civil service unions like AFGE went along for the ride. It wasn’t collective bargaining in the formal sense, but when you had the congressional civil service committee in the palm of your hand, who needed to negotiate with management over wages and benefits?

Two events in the early 1970s ended this harmonious system.
The creation of an independent Postal Service gave postal workers the right to bargain over wages and divided them from their counterparts in the civil service. Unions like the AFGE hailed this reform since they were now the undisputed voice of the federal worker on Capitol Hill and within the AFL-CIO. Meanwhile, Congress handed over the right to set federal pay scales to a blue-ribbon commission which provided for extensive union representation.

Unfortunately, a few unforeseen problems developed. The decisions of the commission were, in fact, only advisory and could be vetoed by a budget-cutting president. Without the support of the postal unions, federal workers suddenly faced a hostile climate on Capitol Hill. The results can be measured in dollars and cents. During the 1970s, federal white-collar pay rose by 89 percent, while postal workers negotiated wage increases of 164 percent.

In 1978, the current crazy-quilt of federal collective bargaining was etched in stone thanks to Jimmy Carter’s obsession with civil service reform. Federal unions were understandably reluctant to support a bill that supposedly made it easier for the government to fire incompetents. So Carter offered them a carrot. He would codify into law all the rights and privileges of federal collective bargaining that had evolved since Kennedy’s executive order. Along the way, a few liberal congressmen broadened the legislative language, but these alterations were not enough to halt the great engine of reform.

Thwarted on meat-and-potatoes concerns like pay and benefits and deprived of the right to strike, federal unions have become zealous crusaders over issues that have the importance of cocktail olives.

Take the Lady Madonna dispute, for example. This was one of the big-ticket items that deadlocked bargaining over a contract for civilian employees of the Indiana Air National Guard. The issue was simple: when should pregnant employees be allowed to wear maternity clothing on the job? But the dispute became so protracted that the Federal Service Impasses Panel, a seven-person board of independent arbitrators, had to impose a settlement. Management contended that they had the right to decide when between the third and sixth month maternity clothing was appropriate. The union position, which was upheld by the Impasses Panel, was that this was an issue best left to “competent medical authorities.”

At the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, they wrangled over parking spaces. This, too, was a contract provision so important that it had to be decided by the Impasses Panel early this year. Management wanted a system that awarded extra spaces on the basis of GS-rating, while the activist union held out for a point system that also factored in seniority. Trade unionism took it on the chin when the arbitrators ruled for management.

As we now all know, a strike by federal employees is a one-way ticket to the unemployment line.

The impasse over a first-time national contract for 85,000 workers at the Social Security administration provides a perfect illustration. Negotiations moved along about as fast as traffic over the Brooklyn Bridge on a summer weekend. Bargaining broke off after 11 months with 33 issues still unresolved.

This has not been exactly a hardship for the AFGE bargaining team at Social Security. Under the civil service reform act, the union negotiators must still be paid their full salaries by the federal government, even though some of them may not have set foot in their Social Security offices during the 11 months of formal bargaining. What’s more, the federal government is also obligated to pick up their travel and per diem expenses while they work on the contract. Yes, taxpayers are paying them to fleece us!

No wonder so much of the bargaining in the federal government is over the right of union officials to take time off from work to carry out their union duties.
There are few hard figures on what these endless contract negotiations cost the taxpayer. One set of numbers, however, did emerge during the 21 months it took to reach agreement on a union contract covering 3,000 workers at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an agency with an $140 million annual budget.

According to management at the EEOC, the total cost of the bargaining was $455,139.70. Most of the expenses on the management side went for salaries. But the union team also ran up bills of $107,000 under the heading of travel and per diem. Since you can’t have bargaining without a table, furniture rental cost $3,000. Then there was $4,100 for photocopying and $9,100 to purchase two IBM memory typewriters.

After about 60 years of foolishness in the federal government, Rosemary’s Baby has grown up and evolved into Godzilla.

Maybe if Social Security recipients were unionized Social Security checks would average $200,000 a year?

Do you expect federal employees to work for the American People or quarrel over the color of the wallpaper in the break room?

What has Happened to My Sleepy Arkansas?

June 9, 2019

Some of my close friends want Gene McVay to sit down, shut-up and allow law enforcement do their jobs.

This is not Gene McVay’s first rodeo! I have been watching Arkansas law enforcement do their jobs for seven decades and have concluded that committing murder and high crimes in Arkansas is almost as easy as falling off a log.

There is NO CONSPIRACY THEORY HERE, just the facts ma’am.

Tammy Jarvis was attacked and killed in 2001, she was thrown out of a white truck after being stabbed repeatedly. Her body, discarded like trash, was left on the side road next to the Garden Lodge between 10th Street and 11th Street. Jarvis was only 27-years-old.  To date, no arrests have been made and there are few leads to help police solve her murder.

According to a police report. Jarvis’ death is one of 12 unsolved homicide cases that have occurred JUST in Fort Smith since 1985, when Leslie Haag, 14, was found strangled,

Some Arkansas crime cases simply cannot go unsolved by accident, it is impossible. Take for example, Arkansas State Police Investigator Russell Welch, one of the best state troopers in history. Officer Welch met with IRS Investigator Bill Duncan to write a report on their investigation of Mena drug smuggling and money laundering by Barry Seal and send it to Iran-Contra prosecutor Lawrence Walsh. Investigator Welch had been ordered by Major Doug Stephens to meet with Duncan over the weekend in Arkansas Attorney General Winston Bryant’s office. Welch had just opened a case concerning the theft of sexually explicit photographs which could have been used to blackmail state officials. Duh!

Investigator Welch was exposed to Military Grade Anthrax and barely survived. Both Bill Duncan and Russell Welch said that being assigned to the Mena, Arkansas investigation ended up ruining their careers.

Maybe Gene McVay can draw you a clear picture? Exactly who has access to Military Grade Anthrax? How can a biological weapon of mass destruction be employed against an honest Arkansas State Police Investigator without massive investigations by, not only the United States Government, but also, the United Nations and international investigative bodies? The international community banned the use of chemical and biological weapons after World War 1 and reinforced the ban in 1972 and 1993.

I know my friends prefer to forget about Mena but State Police spokesman Bill Sadler reported that he could locate no files on Seal. None. Arkansas’s Freedom of Information Act requires the release of public records, but Sadler said that, in Seal’s case, the agency was unable to do that.

That’s just one reason why I got suspicious when the Honorable Circuit Judge Harold Erwin granted a request by Arkansas to seal all the investigative records, crime lab reports and such surrounding the murder investigation of former State Senator Linda Collins.

This reminds me of what the former Sheriff in Mena said in 1988, “I can arrest an old hillbilly out here with a pound of marijuana and a local judge and jury would send him to the penitentiary, but a guy like Seal flies in and out with hundreds of pounds of cocaine and he stays free.”

These crimes affect real people who still feel deep pain today! The bodies of Kevin Ives and Don Henry were run over by a train. The deaths were first ruled as suicide but after YEARS of appeals the ruling changed from suicide, to undetermined, to eventually homicide. The teens had been murdered before the train incident but no arrests were ever made. If the families had simply trusted law enforcement, the ridiculous ruling of suicide would have stood!

It is one thing when honest law enforcement leaves no stone upturned while trying to bring murderers to justice but it’s a horse of a different color when law enforcement protects the high and mighty at all costs.

When law enforcement becomes the criminals, Little Rock is in big trouble. Radley Balko is one of the most respected investigative writers in America. The War on Drugs seems to bring out the worst in law enforcement. Wiretap abuse, asset forfeiture, flashbang grenades tossed into toddlers’ cribs, internal corruption… these are all aspects of law enforcement’s drug-related police work.

Radley Balko has uncovered more abuse and Constitutional violations, this time stemming from the Little Rock PD’s anti-drug efforts. The wrongs detailed in Balko’s investigation include false statements on warrant requests, abuse of no-knock warrants, “reliable” confidential informants who are anything but reliable, and a handful of destroyed lives left in its wake. Radley Balko didn’t shut up and allow law enforcement to do their jobs and dirty work.

When taxpaying citizens are shutout and denied information about FBI subpoenas served on the Arkansas Legislature and the money the Legislature spends hiring lawyers to fight the subpoenas, Gene McVay stands at attention.

When, suddenly, a Democrat Judge seals records, everybody should turn off CNN and get involved! I wish I could trust Republican Judges but every politician and judge must be watched and held accountable, especially in Arkansas. As a fifth generation Arkansan, I am appalled at what has happened to my beloved state.

If someone had told me Arkansas would become the sixth most dangerous state in America when I was a barefoot boy hitchhiking to the lake to go swimming, I would have told them they were crazy! The McVay family never locked our doors and rarely took the keys out of our cars. I know Arkansas does not have a monopoly on crime and corruption but are you satisfied that New York, Illinois, New Jersey and California are safer than Arkansas?

I believe in President Ronald Reagan’s often used phrase, TRUST BUT VERIFY.

My friends are not going to support me even after everything that has happened in our state. I’m not even getting into the Clinton Body Count.

At this point, I don’t know what I can say to wake people up from their slumber? I could write a book but that would land me on the railroad tracks. I feel like a voice crying on a life raft in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

I still believe that nothing is impossible if a determined person has an indomitable will. My best friend once told me I was just reaching for the stars when I was trying to become an Air Force Jet Fighter Pilot. I was bumping against the maximum age when I was finally accepted to attend pilot training as part of Class 68H at Vance AFB, Oklahoma.

Will this jar any of my friends? They all talk about Chicago and point to Chicago as a horrific example. Dear friends, Little Rock has the 6th most violent crime rate in America while Chicago has the 21st most violent crime rate. I might discuss my dilemma with my State Senator but my State Senator is in the penitentiary.

I’m pretty sure all my friends know, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Do all of you want me to do nothing? Maybe I should?

Mister Trump, Tear Down this Arkansas Iron Curtain!

June 8, 2019

Since Arkansas has no Investigative Reporters or reliable news sources, it is up to Gene McVay to pull the scab off of Arkansas corruption! I don’t expect to receive the Pulitzer Prize but I cannot sit quietly like the media did during the Mena high crimes when current Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas and Western Arkansas was the illegal drug distribution and money laundering capital of the world.

Can you think of murder cases in Arkansas that have been sealed by any judge in history except the murder of Senator Linda Collins?

Why would Arkansas request and Circuit Judge Harold Erwin grant that all records, police reports, crime lab reports, etc. be SEALED?

Generally, record sealing can be defined as the process of removing from general review the records pertaining to a court case.

In some states, records can be destroyed after they are sealed. Once a record is sealed, in some states, the contents are legally considered never to have occurred and are not acknowledged by the state.

In many cases, a person with a sealed record gains the legal right to deny or not acknowledge anything to do with the arrest and the legal proceedings from the case itself.

Who exactly is Judge Harold Erwin and the State of Arkansas protecting?

I found this exchange about a separate case that occurred during March of this year:  Circuit Court Judge Harold Erwin called Little Rock attorney Ronald Davis and Henry Boyce, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas’ 3rd Judicial Circuit, to a hearing in Jackson County Circuit Court to discuss a six-month delay in the proceedings.

Boyce said he called the meeting after learning the Arkansas Supreme Court hadn’t received a motion for appeal of the judge’s ruling.

For more than 20 minutes Davis, Boyce and Judge Erwin went back and forth on who was responsible for the delay.

“I am not trying to delay this case,” Davis said multiple times.

Boyce said Davis got an extension from the judge in December by claiming the two sides had discussed allowing extra time to file the appeal even though they had not. Davis said it was a mistake after one of his employees signed off on a document that stated the prosecution and the defense had talked about an extension.

Erwin repeatedly asked Davis why he didn’t make sure the process was correct when it came to the Supreme Court appeal, which was never filed.

“I know what is going on here,” Davis said. “This isn’t my first time in Newport … You guys are trying to embarrass me. You guys have gotten my full attention now. It’s my intention for this man to walk out with me on trial day and you can print that.”

Erwin at one point said Davis was “really close to talking to me incorrectly and with no respect whatsoever.”

“Let me remind you of the pecking order,” Erwin said. “I am the circuit judge. I don’t get interrupted or told to hold on.”

~~~This exchange was all I needed to determine that I don’t like Judge Erwin and his cocky attitude.  On top of that, according to the record below, he is a Democrat.  As for not getting any respect whatsoever, we may never know if he deserves any respect as long as he hides all the details of this murder case?

Is Gene McVay the only citizen in Arkansas who is sick and tired of all the secrecy in the Arkansas government?

To Wit:
▪FBI Subpoenas issued to the Arkansas Legislature
▪Countless Freedom of Information requests
▪Voice votes in the Arkansas Legislature
▪All the information about the murders of the boys on the railroad tracks
▪The cover-up of the failure to indict criminals in the Mena drug-trafficking, money laundering and Iran-Contra high crimes
▪And now the murder of our beloved State Senator who was possibly cooperating with the FBI after several Arkansas politicians have already been imprisoned or indicted for corruption

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke

I have watched the good men do nothing for too long already!

I am calling for the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate Arkansas, the sixth most dangerous state, like a swarm of locusts including the cover up of the Linda Collins-Smith murder investigation and Judge Harold Erwin’s sealing of records.

Maybe we will learn if the Trump Administration can reverse the corruption in the DOJ and FBI or if America will devolve into a third world country?

If we allow THE ARKANSAS IRON CURTAIN to stand, we might as well live in North Korea or the old Soviet Union!

THIS JUST IN:

I don’t know what to make of this but I will be looking into it.  I am also not familiar with CD Media.

 

Invasion, Floods, Pestilence and Rioting in the Streets

May 28, 2019

Contingency planning was a major part of my responsibilities when I was a Federal Director and Air Force Commander.

There is no doubt in my mind that the United States is not ready for what is coming just around the corner. Our political and military leaders, not only do not think outside the box, but they also cannot even see the box.

As I pen this epistle, we are seeing and experiencing severe storms, historic flooding, historic caravans of uninvited illegal aliens and historic crime in our communities. There is enough fentanyl in the US to kill all of us and we are seeing a rise in deadly diseases.

All this is more than our politicians can deal with but what is coming will be much worse. If you think the rioting in Baltimore, California and Missouri was bad in the past, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

The Obama Administration officials, who attempted a “coup” against President Trump through the Russia investigation, will soon face criminal charges and with these indictments we will see the left’s violent response.

American taxpayers spent some $35 million on the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, who concluded there was no collusion by the Trump campaign.

   

Now, FBI Director William Barr has promised to review the origins of the probe. He told Congress he believes the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign.

Kevin Shipp is a retired CIA spook and whistleblower who exposed the US deep state and charged the CIA with systematically using unconstitutional and illegal measures to terrorize employees to prevent them from becoming whistleblowers. He also charged that Hillary Clinton was running and is running a global financial criminal syndicate.

According to Shipp, she was using these secret servers to conduct Clinton financial money laundering business.

Shipp is a former CIA Officer and Anti Terrorism expert, who held several high level positions in the CIA. He was assigned as a protective agent for the Director of Central Intelligence, a counterintelligence investigator, team leader protecting sensitive CIA assets from assassination, manager of high risk Counter Terrorism Center protective operations, lead instructor for members of allied governments, internal staff security investigator and a polygraph examiner tasked with protecting the CIA from foreign agent penetration. He is the recipient of two CIA Meritorious Unit Citations, three Exceptional Performance Awards and a Medallion for overseas covert operations. Shipp also supervised the Department of State Anti Terrorism Assistance program and managed the protective detail assigned to the president of Afghanistan following the US invasion.

“There will be arrests and indictments without question. … This was a coup,” Shipp said. “It was a conspiracy. It was criminal activity. These people need to be indicted, charged and need to be put in prison, and if they’re not, then our Constitution is nothing more than a sham.”

John Brennan, Obama’s CIA Director, was a key player in the dossier scheme both in its creation and dissemination.


“John Brennan is saying these crazy things because I think he knows he is going to be indicted for this coup against a candidate and subsequent elected president,” said Shipp. “He is the one that took the dossier. He’s the one that disseminated it. He’s the one that leaked it to the press, calling it intelligence, falsifying intelligence. Those are felonies. He’s the one that broke into the Senate on Capitol Hill, into his bosses, the Select Committee, to spy on the torture report. This man has committed several felonies and he knows darn well he has, so he’s coming out screaming and yelling, like a mockingbird, to the press, trying to cover, before this whole thing comes apart at the seams.”

“This rises to the level of treason,” he said.

After Shipp left the agency he wrote two books: “In from the Cold: CIA Secrecy and Operations” and “From the Company of Shadows.”

These comments align with former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova’s claim that a “bombshell” report on former FBI director James Comey will be released in the near future. “It is going to open up the investigation on a very high note and there are going to be criminal referrals in it,” he said without any further details about the report.

DiGenova said it’s been “evident since day one that there has been a brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton illegally and then if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump.”

DiGenova said the problem for Comey, Brennan, former DNI James Clapper and others is the FISA court already has communicated its findings to the Justice Department and Attorney General William Barr.

“And their findings are that for more than four years before the election of Donald Trump there was an illegal spying operation going on by FBI contractors, four of them, to steal information on Americans and to use it against the Republican Party,” the former U.S. attorney said..

The government watchdog, Judicial Watch, is demanding access to communications between Brennan and Clapper and CNN around the time the Clinton-DNC dossier was being pitched to key media outlets.

“A House report detailed that Clapper leaked information regarding the dossier to CNN in January 2017,” Judicial Watch said, noting he signed on as an analyst for CNN in August 2017.


Judicial Watch is also seeking records of communications between Clapper and Obama CIA Director John Brennan regarding the dossier, which was authored by former British spy and FBI payee Christopher Steele.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said his organization is going to court “trying to get the truth about the Obama gang illegal leaks and conspiracy targeting President Trump.”They have to change and eliminate the Constitution. … They want to change the First Amendment and the Second Amendment first of all. Second of all, they despise and are targeting Christianity because Christianity … underlines the Constitution and is mentioned in the Declaration of Independence.


“Their third target is the founding principles of America. That’s our culture. They have to destroy those three things if they are going to overturn our Constitution and turn this into a global Marxist government,” he said.

He said he expects the president to use his power to declassify classified information to show the American public what happened.

But he warned that the left won’t go quietly.

An Obama-tied activist group training tens of thousands of agitators to protest President Trump’s policies plans to hit Republican lawmakers supporting those policies even harder in weeks to come, when they hold town hall meetings and other functions.

Organizing for Action, a group founded by former President Barack Obama and featured prominently on his new post-presidency website, is distributing a training manual to anti-Trump activists that advises them to bully GOP lawmakers into backing off support for repealing Obamacare, curbing immigration from high-risk Islamic nations and building a border wall.

For the overthrow of America to be successful, Patriotic Americans must be disarmed and dumbed down. Do you get it yet?

What do you Know About the Council on Foreign Relations?

May 7, 2019

Are You Ready for Solid Knowledge?

It is no secret that over the last 4 decades, mainstream media has been consolidated from dozens of competing companies to only six. Hundreds of channels, websites, news outlets, newspapers, and magazines, making up ninety percent of all media, is controlled by very few people—giving Americans the illusion of choice.

While six companies controlling most everything the Western world consumes in regard to media may sound like a sinister arrangement, the Swiss Propaganda Research center (SPR) has released information that is even worse.

The research group was able to tie all these media companies to a single organization—the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

Yes, Joe Biden, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are all members of the CFR along with the most powerful men and women in America.

The CFR is a primary member of the circle of Washington think-tanks promoting endless war.

The narrative created by CFR and its cohorts is picked up by their secondary communicators, also known the mainstream media, who push it on the populace with no analysis or questioning.

When looking at the chart from SPR, the reach by this single organization is so vast that it is no mystery as to how these elite psychopaths guide Americans into accepting endless war at the expense of their mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters.

Top journalists and executives from all major media companies are integrated into the CFR. As the chart illustrates, the CFR has even more control in the mainstream media than even the nefarious Bilderberg Group and the Trilateral Commission.

Even as I post this on Facebook and WordPress, The Council on Foreign Relations is holding its latest Council Of Councils (COC) gathering in Washington, D.C., hosting “opinion leaders” from the arenas of politics, finance, media, academia, and think tanks to grapple with “global governance” issues. The three-day event, the COC’s eighth annual conference, brings together globalist elites representing 29 of the CFR’s sister organizations in 24 countries.

That official, vanilla-flavored description provided to the public may appear sufficiently anodyne to camouflage a more sinister agenda, but veteran Deep State watchers will not be fooled. The CFR/COC confabs have become increasingly important venues for coordinating the globalist roadmap to their oft-proclaimed New World Order, particularly as it pertains to operations of the G20 (Group of 20) nations.

Members of the CFR’s board of directors include:

Former members of the CFR’s board of directors include:

Mueller Team Found Collusion but Refused to Indict!

April 25, 2019

Well, well, well, isn’t this a fine kettle of fish?

Obama’s Top White House Lawyer Indicted For Concealing and Lying About Foreign Collusion

[Don’t expect CNN or Chris Wallace to cover this]

A federal grand jury on Thursday charged Greg Craig with conspiring to hide his paid collusion with a foreign government and lying about that work to federal officials. Craig, a high-powered Beltway lawyer, served as President Barack Obama’s top White House lawyer during the former president’s first year in office.

According to the formal indictment of Craig, the Democrat superlawyer “did unlawfully, knowingly, and willfully falsify, conceal, and cover up” his work on behalf of the Ukrainian government.
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The case against Craig stemmed from the wide-ranging probe overseen by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The indictment even alleges that several of Craig’s false statements were made during interviews conducted by Mueller’s investigative team. While Mueller charged multiple Trump affiliates — such as Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Flynn — with false statements charges, he chose not to charge a prominent Democrat attorney who worked in the Obama White House with any wrongdoing. It is not clear why Mueller prosecuted alleged violations by Trump associates but not of a former high-ranking Obama administration official. [Indeed]

Instead, the charges were announced by federal prosecutors within the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Craig is the first former Democrat official to be charged in connection with the Mueller probe.

If convicted, Craig could face up to ten years in prison.

https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/11/obamas-top-white-house-lawyer-indicted-for-concealing-lying-about-foreign-collusion/#.XL9z_tdWK90.facebook

The Confederacy of American Aristocracy.

March 14, 2019

Are you beginning to grasp the totality of the great American college admissions corruption?

America was founded by some of the smartest people who ever lived including Benjamin Franklin. None of them liked the British system of titled nobility and prohibited it in the United States.

Franklin once said, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.”

Almost all of English literature and much of the news in America concerns people who never have to worry about money at all.

Americans love to watch or read about emotional crises among people who live in a world of great fortune both in matters of luck and money; stories and fantasies about rock stars and film stars, sporting millionaires and models; jet-setting members of the aristocracy and international financiers, corrupt politicians and news media celebrities.

Many of these people, who wield great power and influence, are dumber than a rock in spite of their degrees from prestigious universities.

We now know they buy university degrees like ranchers buy and sell cattle.

A starving kid, who steals an apple, is more likely to go to prison than an aristocrat who purloins a billion dollars.

The American nobility can pay people to write their books and pay to get them on the New York Times Bestseller list.

For some inexplicable reason, Americans will vote for nobility over intellect and proven service.

Here’s what I’m taking about. A man graduated first in his class at the Naval Academy and became an officer in the Marine Corps.

He served as a platoon commander in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism, the second highest decoration in the Navy and Marine Corps. He was also awarded the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts.

He then served as a United States Senator from Virginia, Secretary of the Navy, Assistant Secretary of Defense and Counsel for the United States House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.

In 2016, Jim Webb ran for President of the United States and never made it to first base in the Democrat race.

On March 4, 2016, Webb stated that he would not vote for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, but he declined to rule out voting for Donald Trump.

When I look at most politicians like Governor Cuomo of New York, Governor Newsom of California and Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas along with the leaders of Congress, I wonder who is dumber, the politicians or the people who vote them in office.

I guess people prefer an America of smoke and mirrors instead of facing reality?  Maybe P.T. Barnum was right when he said, “There’s a sucker born every minute?”

Matthew wrote this in Chapter 25:
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,  I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'”

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When will you be able to separate the sheep from the goats?

The Sad End of the Orient Express

March 7, 2019

On December 12, 2009, EuroNight train number 469 Orient Express left Strasbourg on its final overnight run to Vienna, and on 13 December the celebrated name Orient Express disappeared forever from the official European timetables after 126 years. That train was the true descendant of that first 1883 Express d’Orient and it officially carried the name Orient Express. You can trace its evolution from timetable to timetable, year to year from 1883 to 2009. On its last run, the Orient Express had evolved into an Austrian Railways EuroNight train, with one Austrian Railways air-conditioned sleeping-car, two modern air-conditioned couchette cars with 4 & 6 berth compartments, and an Austrian seats car.

The Orient Express was cut back to start in Strasbourg rather than Paris in June 2007 when the Paris-Strasbourg high-speed TGV line opened, so that it could no longer be attached to a French domestic train between Paris & Strasbourg. Although a TGV connection from Paris was provided, the writing was on the wall for this train when it stopped directly linking the French and Austrian capitals. It had lost its Paris-Budapest Hungarian couchette car and Paris-Bucharest Romanian sleeping-car in June 2001, and it hadn’t carried any through cars for Istanbul since the 1960s.