The Price of Freedom

2016 January 26
by justrand

[updated from a long ago post…the invasion of Europe currently underway did not seem possible just 4 years ago]

The enemy is at our gates.  They’ve swept aside much of the natural resistance Americans have had to Socialism and authoritarian rule.  They’re intruding more each day on our private lives, exerting greater control over the decisions we are allowed to make, and attempting to suppress our ability to speak out or disagree.  It has taken them over a hundred years to get here…but through a combination of subterfuge, intimidation, and persistent pressure they’re here now. The enemy at our gates has one thing in mind, in a word: subjugation.  Once upon a time the people of Vienna had an enemy at their gates, with the same thing in mind…more than once, actually.

In the spring of 1529 an army of 300,000 Ottoman troops attacked Austria, ultimately arriving at Vienna in early September.  They then set siege in an attempt to starve Vienna into submission.  The Ottomans were bent on subjugating not just Vienna, but all of Europe in the name of Allah.  Vienna was simply in the way.  The only role Vienna could play in preventing the Ottoman hordes from sweeping across Europe was to stop them at the gates of their city…and they did.  It went on for months, and thousands within the city died.  Ultimately, as the weather worsened and their own supplies dwindled, the Ottomans staged one last desperate attack and then suddenly gave up.  On the night of October 14, 1529, screams were heard from the Ottoman camp as they set about killing their prisoners prior to retreating from that part of Europe.  The first Seige of Vienna had failed, but they would be back…in 1683.

160 years later:  having overrun much of Eastern Europe already, a massive Ottoman army arrived at the gates of Vienna. Once again their aim was to conquer all of Europe in the name of Islam, and they were very close…but, again, they needed to get past Vienna first. Ever since their conquest of Constantinople (which they then renamed Istanbul) they had been virtually unstoppable…and utterly brutal in their conquest and subjugation of Christians and Jews everywhere. Things looked very bleak for the Viennese, for Europe, for Western civilization.

As in 1529 they chose starvation as their weapon, and so besieged the city,  This went on for several months until, coincidentally, September 11th.  On 9/11 1683 an alliance of Christian armies led by Jan Sobieski, the King of Poland, arrived at the Gates of Vienna to reinforce and relieve the city.  Over the next two days they fought what is considered to be one of the 10 most important and momentous battles in the history of mankind: the Battle of Vienna.

The Christian army won…we won. The SECOND siege of Vienna was lifted, and although the Ottomans fought for another 16 years in their attempt to force Europe under Islamic rule, they eventually surrendered and signed the “Treaty of Karlowitz” on January 26, 1699.  Europe was saved…until now actually.

If the Viennese had NOT resisted in 1529 and stemmed the tide, then the battle of 1683 would not have happened: Islam would have already conquered and subjugated all of Europe.

Now the enemy is not only AT the gates…they are WITHIN them! In Europe the unholy alliance of Islam and “Progressivism” has thrown wide the gates, and in America our “gates” were never even built!

Even if Europe has little or no hope of stemming the tide there, we can still hope to stem it here. In 1683 the Viennese got much needed reinforcements to save Austria and all of Europe. But the only “reinforcements” America will ever get will be from We the People, or there will be none at all. Reinforcements in the form of the American people rising up and demanding a return to government as our Constitution requires, and defeating the enemies of Freedom.  2016 may be our last chance for those “reinforcements” to arrive in the form of BALLOTS…

Twice, the people of Vienna had the enemy at their gates…and endured two brutal sieges as the Price of their Freedom, with the survival of Western civilization thrown into the bargain.   The enemy is now at, and within our gates. The Price of Freedom is going up…how high will depend a lot on the results of the 2016 election.


33 Responses leave one →
  1. 2016 January 26 12:58 pm
    bc3b permalink

    We just don’t learn from history do we JR? Many liberals as well as naive independents and Republicans truly believe Islam is no different from other religions. No other religion wants to subjugate the world in the 21st century. No other religion has its own code of civil law which its followers want to impose.

    Islam Manifests Based on Percent of Muslim Population:

  2. 2016 January 26 1:08 pm

    This could happen. So, it’s good to be prepared.

    A male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose.

    A young student nurse appears and gives him a partial sponge bath.

    “Nurse,”‘ he mumbles from behind the mask, “are my testicles black?”

    Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, “I don’t know, Sir. I’m only here to wash your upper body and feet.”

    He struggles to ask again, “Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?”

    Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles,

    she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers.

    She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other.

    She looks very closely and says, “There’s nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look magnificent.”

    The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, “Thank you very much.

    Now listen very, very closely: “Are – My – Test – Results – Back?”

  3. 2016 January 26 1:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    On major difference between 500 years ago and today: 500 years ago Muslims had to battle to invade non-Muslim countries. Today they just invade (and in some cases idiots like Merkel invite them in):

  4. 2016 January 26 1:47 pm
    bc3b permalink

  5. 2016 January 26 2:00 pm

    The camp of the saints===a fait acompli.

  6. 2016 January 26 2:04 pm
    bc3b permalink

    50 most violent cities in the world. Brazil had by far the most. Lots of cities in Mexico, Central America and South Africa. 41 of the 50 are from Latin America with 21 from Brazil. The US is represented by St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans:

  7. 2016 January 26 2:25 pm

    Dr Dog, the early years

  8. 2016 January 26 2:35 pm

    For all you trump lovers out there.

  9. 2016 January 26 3:58 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    Abe Vigoda, RIP, 94

  10. 2016 January 26 4:09 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Sheriff Joe endorses Trump:

    Is this Trump’s “big endorsement” or is there more to come?

  11. 2016 January 26 4:26 pm

    Cruz should attack trump on his single payor bravo sierra.

  12. 2016 January 26 4:38 pm

    Trump @ presser right now, just dumped on fox and basically said he’s most likely not showing up, gonna do his own event, some stunt they pulled with a press release today or something really has him pissed. Sounds like it’s more than just debate hype but I could be reading it wrong.

  13. 2016 January 26 5:14 pm

    Trump is now dead to me, thanks to his single payor.

  14. 2016 January 26 5:21 pm
    justrand permalink

    If Trump doesn’t show up Thursday, he loses the Iowa Caucus next week…period. I think even Trump knows that…and so he’ll show. IMHO

  15. 2016 January 26 6:09 pm

    13 – I thought that was self evident in your first post. 🙂

  16. 2016 January 26 6:15 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    If Trump does not show AND wins Iowa anyway, he will pull a Perry and shun the press the balance of the primary season.

    Single payer has me concerned as well.

    Listened to Levin driving home and of course he seems to be pushing Cruz. The one question I would have for Levin if I could get on his show would be — “If any one can’t beat Trump, how do you expect that same person win the general? Trump puts it in their face. The Dims will put it in your face and your back. Hmmmmm?”

  17. 2016 January 26 6:26 pm
    mulletover permalink

    ,it’s too late to stop Trump now. Hell, he can shoot people in the street and not lose a voter.

    If he goes to the debate, Megan and company zap him with gotcha questions supplied by Hugh Hewitt and Jonah Goldberg, and he hurts himself more. If he helps Wounded Warriors and puts on a good event, maybe he doesn’t lose ground.

    Last chance for the establishment to change the game, and he’s not playing.

  18. 2016 January 26 6:40 pm
    mulletover permalink

    A Breitbart commenter……..

    “You can see Trumps balls from space.”

  19. 2016 January 26 6:49 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Press Statement from FNC that broke the camel’s back:

    “We learned from a secret back channel that the Ayatollah and Putin both intend to treat Donald Trump unfairly when they meet with him if he becomes president — a nefarious source tells us that Trump has his own secret plan to replace the Cabinet with his Twitter followers to see if he should even go to those meetings,” a Fox News spokesperson said in a statement Tuesday.

    Read more:

    The first debate moderated by FNC was a joke. The moderators consumed 31% of the debate time. With Megyn Kelly it was “all about me” and admitted she had an axe to grind against Trump. Chris Wallace took longer to ask questions than it took the US to fight WWII. Good debate moderators are like good baseball umpires of hockey officials – you don’t notice they are in the game.

    My understanding is that Trump is planning to host a fundraiser for wounded vets at the same time the debate is taking place.

  20. 2016 January 26 6:50 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    Nice one.

    Reuters — — Trump 40%, Cruz 10%??? Trump might be on top, but I ain’t buying the spread. I also see Cruz is challenging for a one on one debate. Personally I would fork over pay for view for that one.

    Its getting more and more obvious this is a revenge election.

  21. 2016 January 26 7:12 pm
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #20

    Cruz did not have a good week. Palin endorsed Trump. Glenn Beck endorsed Cruz and most people who have been paying attention think Beck is at least four innings short of a complete game. The Beck-Trump shows lasted for an hour and 45 minutes with Beck talking for an hour. Beck administering the oath of office to Cruz made it a folly.

    40% – 10% may be a little off but it’s important to remember that Cruz has really concentrated on Iowa and is far more popular there than he is nationally.

    Take a look at the images a posted above and tell me Cruz didn’t realize getting Beck involved was a mistake.

  22. 2016 January 26 7:23 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Understatement of the day:

    drdog09: “Listened to Levin driving home and of course he seems to be pushing Cruz.”

    Mark Levin also is editor of Conservative Review, which is unabashedly pro-Cruz.

    I have stopped listening to Levin. He is always angry, always yelling and has a very annoying voice.

    Rush is entertaining. Levin has ceased to be.

  23. 2016 January 26 7:27 pm
    bc3b permalink

    – JANUARY 26, 2016 –


    (New York, NY) January 26th, 2016 – As someone who wrote one of the best-selling business books of all time, The Art of the Deal, who has built an incredible company, including some of the most valuable and iconic assets in the world, and as someone who has a personal net worth of many billions of dollars, Mr. Trump knows a bad deal when he sees one. FOX News is making tens of millions of dollars on debates, and setting ratings records (the highest in history), where as in previous years they were low-rated afterthoughts.

    Unlike the very stupid, highly incompetent people running our country into the ground, Mr. Trump knows when to walk away. Roger Ailes and FOX News think they can toy with him, but Mr. Trump doesn’t play games. There have already been six debates, and according to all online debate polls including Drudge, Slate, Time Magazine, and many others, Mr. Trump has won all of them, in particular the last one. Whereas he has always been a job creator and not a debater, he nevertheless truly enjoys the debating process – and it has been very good for him, both in polls and popularity.

    He will not be participating in the FOX News debate and will instead host an event in Iowa to raise money for the Veterans and Wounded Warriors, who have been treated so horribly by our all talk, no action politicians. Like running for office as an extremely successful person, this takes guts and it is the kind mentality our country needs in order to Make America Great Again.

  24. 2016 January 26 7:34 pm
    bc3b permalink

    One of these days FNC viewers are going to wake up and realize the channel is not really conservative and that FNC management holds them in as great a contempt and ridicule as the GOP establishment does.

  25. 2016 January 26 7:40 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Heartwarming story: Chick-fil-A manager treats homeless man to dinner:

    Christian principles.

  26. 2016 January 26 7:51 pm
    drdog09 permalink

    25, thanks for sharing. A very human story.

  27. 2016 January 26 7:59 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Don’t be too surprised if Trump buys a half-hour or even an hour (opposite the debate) on one of the lesser network (the CW) or even a cable network or streaming and runs a Jerry Lewis telethon for the veterans/wounded warriors complete with phone banks.

    There’s only 48 hours but very little is impossible when you are a billionaire.

  28. 2016 January 26 8:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    He goes to RSBN, they have been telecasting all his rallyes via youtube, have them carry it live as a telethon like you suggest BC. The fund gathering? Piece of cake. don’t even need a phone bank. Go to AT&T or Verizon and ask them to setup 5 # numbers for $10, $25, $50, $100, $250 on their cell network. The charge shows up on your bill. KaChing.

  29. 2016 January 26 8:10 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Mullet’s Carolina Hurricanes just beat defending Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 on NBC Sports. Yea!!!

  30. 2016 January 26 8:28 pm

    re:#19 – Yeah once I saw that actually official release from fox spokesman I understood. That’s the type of sh1t you have like someone on red-eye say at 3am, not an response from a supposed fair and balanced major news network, and one that pays into exactly the sort of thing her was groaning about to begin with, I get it, but it was unprofessional.

    #24 – Plenty already have. Roger thinks they have no where else to go atm.

    #8 – true. Though RSBN – while useful is a little to low-budget production wise, though I’m sure they’d stream it in addition to another higher production source.
    Quite a lot still to get setup in 48hr.


  31. 2016 January 26 8:46 pm
    bc3b permalink

    Google and Fox TV Invite Anti-Trump Pro-Muslim Advocate to Ask Questions at Thursday’s Debate:

  32. 2016 January 26 10:07 pm
    drdog09 permalink


    So another words, the fix was in, Trump found out about it, declined to show and is probably going to do an alternate programming to dump their ratings.

  33. 2016 January 27 11:48 am

    32 – Sounds like it, and maybe it is the smarter move.

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