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Lincoln’s Lyceum address

 

How then shall we perform it? At what point shall we expect the approach of danger? By what means shall we fortify against it?  Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant, to step the Ocean, and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force, take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge, in a trial of a thousand years.

At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us, it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.

– Abraham Lincoln, 1838.

Nine score years ago one of the most politically significant orations in recorded history was delivered by a rather tall and awkward looking gentleman on the cusp of his 29th birthday.

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ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Goodnight America

 

 “Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents, and everyone is writing a book.”

– Cicero

During the run-up to the 2016 Presidential Election the well-known ‘useful idiot’ Michael Moore made a public announcement. Quote.

Goodnight America. You’ve just elected the last president of the United States. End quote.

He predicted that if the American people were to elect Donald Trump as their next president then they would also be electing the last president of the United States.

I believe that Moore could very well be correct in his assertion, however not in the basic premise he had couched his opinion with.

The resulting election victory of President Trump spoke volumes about the overall social disharmony and rampant racism that the previous administration had come to personify and profit from.

The total shock and surprise emanating from the corporate owned main stream media was also symptomatic of the emergence of a new ruling class that had become completely unaffected and isolated from the majority of citizens.

Amid the constant and coordinated attacks, Trump has endured over the past two years, his administration has been doing everything it can to arrest the trends of division and dysfunction; focusing itself upon developing growth within the wider domestic economy and attempting to shore up border security.

But in spite of the positive signs of recovery and some of the highest rates of employment in recorded history, the attacks continue.

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ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.
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Fate of the ‘Cospatrick’

 

“Then rose from sea to sky the wild farewell!
Then shrieked the timid, and stood still the brave;
Then some leaped overboard with dreadful yell,
As eager to anticipate their grave.”

‘The Shipwreck’ Lord Byron.

The open ocean is full of terrors, and those who choose to lose sight of familiar shores must all live with these fears as ever present companions.

One of the greatest nightmares any sailor holds in their heart is the outbreak of a fire at sea.

This was to be the fate of the Emigrant Ship ‘Cospatrick’, leading to the most catastrophic loss of life at sea to be intimately felt by the peoples of the emerging nation of New Zealand.

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  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

The sinking of HMS ‘Neptune’

The seas were heavy with the wind blowing from the south west in the early hours of Friday the 19th of December 1941 as the ships of Force K steamed towards Tripoli.

They were now 20 miles from the North African coastline, travelling at 24 knots and hunting for their prey. An Italian convoy was reportedly in the area: attempting to resupply Axis troops on shore.

In the lead was HMS Neptune, a Leander Class Cruiser under the command of Captain Rory O’Connor.

Commissioned on the 12th of September 1934 with the pennant number ‘20’, Neptune had a complement of 758 officers and ratings, 150 of these men hailed from the far distant shores of New Zealand.

The ship’s motto was: Regnare est servire – to reign is to serve.

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AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

The great siege of Kaiapoi

I invite the reader to view the island from on high, amid the swiftly moving arc of cloud streaming above.

Like a vaulted wall of impregnable rock, the Southern Alps can be seen running down the entire length of the land, akin to the spine of a giant sleeping creature borne from myth and lore.

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ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Raid on Entebbe: Part three

The floors of the four Lockheed C-130 Hercules aircraft were simply awash with vomit, as the roughly 100 Israeli soldiers struggled against the constant noise and shuddering amid the open bellies of these flying beasts.

Operation Thunderbolt was underway.

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AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Raid on Entebbe: Part two

It was Sunday the 27th of June 1976 when Air France Flight 139 arrived in Athens on a scheduled stopover, before departing again at 12.30pm en route to its eventual final destination of Paris.

During its brief stay at Ellinikon International Airport, it took on board a number of additional passengers, among them two members of the German Left Wing Revolutionare Zellen (RZ) and two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-External Operations (PFLP-EO).

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AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Raid on Entebbe: Part one

The monocled British statesman stared out of the train’s window at the seemingly endless tracts of African expanse.

It was early 1903 and Joseph Chamberlain was deep in thought.

The one-meter gauge of the railway line he was now travelling upon had been years in the making and had only been accomplished through bitter political struggle at home and blood spilt here in Kenya.

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AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

The profound wisdom of the Unknown Soldier’s silence

The hypocrisy displayed recently by people who dislike freedom has been very noticeable.

I am referring to the reaction towards a proposed speaking platform for Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern.

Just when I think that the laziness that tends to inhabit our mainstream media can’t get any worse, the empty-headed vacuous automatons who comprise a majority of its ranks continue to plumb new depths of shallow ineptitude.

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AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.

Te Porere: The quickening of the night

Like a weeping sore on the swollen belly of the island, the mountain had begun to spew forth ash into the air and molten rock upon the land.

The convulsions had begun the year before in 1868 when the lands about had shook with tremors, emanating from the depths below Tongariro.

A new crater was formed and named Te Maari after a local woman of some standing.

Local Maori descriptions of the time described:

“a bright red flame through the smoke that would burst and fall like snow.”

To the east, amongst the crumpled bush clad ridges of the Urewera, Te Kooti and his small band of rebel fugitives were still at large: ever moving from one place of refuge to the next and all the while making recovery from the disastrous action at Ngatapa during the first month of 1869.

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ORANGE

  • A large round juicy citrus fruit with a tough bright reddish-yellow rind.

AMBER

  • Hard translucent fossilized resin originating from extinct coniferous trees of the Tertiary period, typically yellowish in colour. It has been used in jewellery since antiquity.

ORINJAMBA

  • Fifth generation Kiwi, social-political writer who left the Left sometime back and turned right. Heavily reliant on spell check with hopefully the intelligence to admit when he’s wrong and the humility to see the truth, irrespective of where it’s found.