Sig's Blog Is Back

by Sig4. November 2012 22:14

Welcome back!!

After a long absence we finally are back on line. The reason for our silence, of course, is technology. Perhaps I should say more precisely our taking for granted the server and neglect of the obvious--backing up. So, gentle reader, learn from our mistake and back up everything.

Before the server breathed its last, my life was very hectic and I wrote the following blog, hoping to post before the election. It was not to be. Today is our first opportunity to post. So, please find the newest blog below.
The Server went caput—the website and the blog went away—like the Phoenix we must rise from the Ashes

I have been holding my breath for a considerable time, allowing this blog to go cold. It is time that I stir the cold ashes. I just finished a memoire of the first twenty years of my life under Communism and sent the work off to an agent. I expect nothing much to come off it, because Communism is as sacred a cow of America as is Islam. I have watched the growing circus about the upcoming elections and my take on the whole thing has been changed overnight.

I now believe that it is possible for Obama to win a second term.  Until very recently I thought this was impossible. Based on facts –over 8% unemployment, a stagnant economy, a disastrously expensive healthcare bill and the enormous debt burden placed by his regime on the country, I thought rational beings would vote for change—any change but Obama.

However, since then, I have debated a few Democrats. Debate is the wrong term—I could not even make myself understood using the English language and factual words. I found that reasoning and arguing using facts was perceived as a personal attack. To get any kind of conversation going, I had to phrase my arguments in emotional terms. Once I emoted, changing my factual data into feeling examples I began to gain some ground.

What I learned fills me with dismay. A country that is electing its leaders using purely good feelings versus rational thought is lost. History has taught us that demagogues with silver tongues have caused people to willingly follow into slavery more than once. Assuming that Obama gets elected for another four years, one can only hope that Congress would begin to rein in the spending. That, however, is a dream in which Congress is composed of intelligent, rational beings possessed of iron spines.

Even our dear neighbor, Canada, through the voice of his former Prime Minister Paul Martin, has issued a stern warning to the Obama regime that the USA is facing certain disaster if our debt is not speedily reduced.  Our debt service—the amount of interest we pay on the money we owe, now amounts to one third of government revenue.

To add insult to injury and hopefully get Obama inaugurated once more, the FED launched another “Quantitative Easing,” meaning more debt buying by the government and more printing of money. I know with certainty that the future belt-tightening and the pain will be brought to bear upon the segment of the population so eager to put the Obama government back into power.

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Born in Germany in 1941, Sigrid Weidenweber remembers the horrific aftermath of Fascism. At the end of the war, she found herself living under Communism. Both of these totalitarian regimes left indelible marks on her psyche and a healthy distrust of government’s, usurping too many powers to control people, supposedly for their own good. After the Berlin Wall was built, she managed to escape the repressive environment with the help of friends and a French passport. To this day she does not speak French.

She holds degrees in medical technology, psychology and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Concordia University of Portland, Oregon for her trilogy "The Volga Flows Forever."

 Her first published book, “Escaping the Twilight,” deals with aspects of medical anthropology in an Islamic culture. In her trilogy the Volga Flows Forever, she brings to life Catherine the Great in her multiple roles as monarch, woman--lover, mother, grandmother and head of the general staff of the army, in volume one. The following two historical volumes deal with the Volga Germans brought to Russia by Catherine's edict.  The last book, “From Gulag to Freedom,” describes the lives of Russian-Germans and minority populations under Stalin’s regime and the systematic eradication of these minorities. The last part of the book is a comparison of communism, Russia, versus free enterprise in the USA. The heroin of the book settles in Fresno, California.

Three years ago she moved to Santa Rosa Valley, California from Portland Oregon. She has passionately embraced California together with her family that also resides here.

Always active, lecturing on historical and anthropological subjects and being a part of arts and culture in Portland, Oregon, she bestrode the same path when she came to California and is active on the Northwest Symphony League Board.

At present she is writing a memoir of her early childhood during WW I and later young adulthood under Communism.

 

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