Monday, July 20, 2009

Welcome to the wall

Friends and Patriots,

Welcome to Alan Stang's Memorial Wall! Feel free to post messages, stories, prayers or discussions about our dad. We can keep his message and light burning forever.

35 comments:

  1. Jay, you are a tribute to your father. I'm sure that he was as proud of you as you were of him. I look forward to hearing Wednesday's show on RBN. I and many, many others in the patriot community will miss him so much. He left quite a legacy, though. Live on the Sting of Stang!

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  2. I am utterly crestfallen, at least temporarily, upon hearing the terrible news of Alan's passing from his devoted wife Gail. However, I am confident Alan would most certainly not want us to dwell tediously upon his expiration, but to forge ahead with the battle against the Conspiracy for World Government, the cause to which this great but humble man dedicated his life. My current emotional state returns me to May 1988 when I lost my own father; such was the degree of respect and affection I had, have and will continue to have for Alan Stang. Words are decidedly ineffectual to describe the utterly profound impact this fierce and indomitable patriot had upon me personally as a consequence of his enthusiasm, tenacity and his love for God, family and country. I can think of no higher accolade that I have ever received as when, at the Cancer Control Society Convention in September 2008, Alan declared me to be "a personal friend." I submit that I would rather possess this honor than all the Congressional Medals of Honor in the world. Those who follow in his footsteps will only succeed in lengthening his considerable shadow, for indeed Alan can only be succeeded, and never replaced. Good night sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest -- Ken Craig, Fontana, California

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  3. Thanks Ken. I really appreciate it. You are absolutely right! He told us several years ago that when he passed, he wanted a party to be held for him, and he wanted people to be happy. He didn't want a bunch of moaning and groaning.

    The best way to honor him and his memory is to continue to fight. John Adams said "Duty is ours, results is God's."

    We should never give up, but fight! Jesus Christ is on our side. If God is with us, who can be against us?

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  4. A man of faith and true inspiration --- you will be sorely missed. The timing of your departure could not be seemingly worse (for the world so needed you now) for this time in history but God in His infinite wisdom has seen fit to bring you home to your reward. We will miss your passion, your faith, your knowledge, your guidance and headstrong spirit Mr. Stang. I ask God to bless those you have left behind in this time of need but we will be glad to meet and greet you again sir at that greatest of all dinners --- the wedding feast of the bride and Jesus Christ. I look forward to seeing you there brother. Until then those of us who remain will fight on indeed!

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  5. The pain I felt on hearing the news of your father's passing today was nearly as acute as the joy I experienced in knowing that he was going to be with our Lord. Reading on Alan's website today that his last mortal act was to lift his arms in child-like entreaty to our King gives me great comfort. May Christ strengthen and comfort your family until you're united again in His kingdom.

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  6. Alan became very important to me in recent years. I began to learn truths about our state of affairs and Alan's writings pierce through to the soul to those who have ears to hear. He was a prophet to God's people. I deeply grieve today but I believe his words will continue to deliver powerfully. I know Alan's work will continue to prove to be absolutely true and profitable. I thank God for His fearless warriors and Alan was the best of them. God bless to all.

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  7. I admire Alan Stang. I have since the day he met my best friend (as his son's girlfriend and future daughter-in-law) and kissed her hand. I have heard many stories about him, and have been fortunate enough to hear some of the wisdoms he shared. I carry them with me as he was the kind of man I want to raise my son to be. I know he will be missed. As a person that has experienced great loss in the past year, I am comforted by imagining what Mr. Stang is experiencing right now in the kingdom of Heaven. My prayers are with you, but importantly, God is with you always.

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  8. Alan Stang was an American treasure; a hero to the Constitution and to righteous principles.

    He was a warrior, and apparently to the end. I have never known a kinder man and a man more worthy of respect. There is a reason that I did not feel sadness upon seeing the news: As well as I knew him, he wouldn't have wanted it.

    May God bless the Stang family and rest his worthy soul.

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  9. Todd,

    My dad told me that when he died, he did not want anyone to be sad. He wanted people to be happy and laugh and not sad, because we have a hope in Jesus, and we will all see him again one day.

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  10. I've known Alan since I was twelve years old, in 1973. I was so surprised to find out he and my sister were interested in each other. I had heard his name for years in association with his writings and speeches. We all have grown so close to him over the years. My own kids loved him dearly and we will all miss him. Only God knows the mysteries of His timing. Surely there is a reason for his passing at this time. We must trust in God, as he did and continue to work for liberty and the Costitution.
    Ann

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  11. Last Weekend was a tale of two souls. One named Walter Cronkite who sold his soul to the Devil for fame and fortune. He has sowed the seeds of lies and disinformation to the public for decades were now the old media establishment is reaping the whirlwind which will not bear any fruit.
    The other soul was Alan Stang who started out in the mainstream establishment and very easily would have been a big name along with Peter Jennings or Dan Rather. But he made many sacrifices to warn the people about the New World Order being a man ahead of his time sowing and planting the seeds of liberty with all his rightious might could muster almost to his dying day. The seeds he has planted will bear its fruits after his passing and when the republic is restored Alan Stang will be rememberd and Walter Cronkite will be despised. God Bless you Alan as the Lord say "Well Done Good and Faithful Servent"

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  12. A great man has left us.
    A great intellect.
    A great researcher and teacher.
    May we remember Alan's dedication to the cause of liberty and keep fighting the fight.

    Lenny Ladner

    PS.

    I also lost a friend.

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  13. Let us rejoice, for Alan Stang is now in the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank you for all you did while you were here with us, Alan.

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  14. To all the Stang family,

    I was so very saddened to hear of Brother Alan's passing. He was such a sweet and generous man, and he dearly loved God's people. He always wanted the best for people, and had such a sincere attitude. Over the last few years, he told me several times that he was going to help me look for a wife. He always made me laugh. I knew he cared and didn't want me to be alone. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

    May God bless you all with peace during this time,

    James

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  15. Seven years ago, I was treated with vitamins and alternate medicine for an ugly cancer and won. After my cancer was destroyed, Alan always referred to me as "Miracle Girl." The miracle, however, belongs to the King whom Alan and I worshipped and to whom all glory belongs.

    Alan made me laugh and I loved the way he called his beautiful wife Gail "the Love Priestess."

    The articles he wrote were fantastic. My favorites were: 12/24/07, "Are the Elites Out to Get Ron Paul?"; 10/28/08, "Your Next President, Zbig Brother," and others which I can't remember off hand.

    His book, "Perestroika Sunset", was the definitive work on the Vietnam War. Alan wrote so flawlessly and brilliantly that it was hard to put down any of his books.

    Alan's asking us to be happy at his passing is hard for me as there are too many tears to choke back right now. Remembrances of him, his speeches, and his books and articles will bring joy to me. Most importantly, however, will be looking to the future when we will meet once again.

    May God richly bless all the good works you did, Alan, and may all you have done awaken the spirit of patriotism in others before we lose America.

    Connie Ruffley
    Co-Chairman, United Republicans of California

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  16. Dear Alan

    Thank you for showing us what a true patriot is and does...we need you now more than ever but your work is done...you have left a group here that will continue in your path...humanity deserves the very needed change you so fought for.

    May Peace be with your family

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  17. Alan,
    I enjoyed your writings over the past year or so,and I really learned a lot from you about "how the world really works". I also enjoyed corresponding with you from time to time. Thanks for taking the time to understand my point of view. I'll really miss your insightful writing, but you have fought the good fight. Thanks for your unwavering commitment to TRUTH. May you rest in peace, and may God comfort your family. You will be missed!

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  18. I am incredibly saddened to hear of Alan's passing. I found out about him only eight short months ago, right after this disastrous election. I was seeking the truth which I realized I was not getting from traditional radio. I found about RBN and started listening to Alan and was instantly riveted. I couldn't stand to miss a word of the truths he uttered.

    He answered every email, which he didn't have to do, and always signed off with "Blessings." What a blessed man!

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  19. My husband and I discovered Alan only recently, after finding his articles on News with Views and being incredibly impressed with his wisdom and wit. We immediately subscribed to his radio show archives and downloaded all of the 2009 shows and many of his 2008 shows.

    In the last month or so, we have been listening to Mr. Stang non-stop (even playing the shows all night as we slept -- some of the subject matter of which lent itself to rather surreal dreams, let me tell you!). I found myself waking up at 3:00 a.m. to hear a Stang witticism that had me laughing out loud -- or an astute observation that had me shuddering.

    It's astonishing that one man so completely grasps everything that is going on with the global elite and is able to articulate it so effectively. My husband and I learned so much from him, and he confirmed with new facts and insights things we had read previously.

    I am so deeply grieved at the loss of this great patriot and scholar. When my husband called me with the news today, I burst into tears, devastated that I had never followed through with my plan to write him to let him know what an impact he has had on us. What an extraordinary loss to his family and to all of us who were impacted by him. My heart and my prayers go out to Mr. Stang's family... please know that a stranger in Atlanta, Georgia is grieving with you and praying for your comfort during this sad time.

    I thank God that although he lost his health battle on earth, now that he is at the feet of his heavenly Guardian, he is in perfect health and his beautiful soul shines unencumbered by earthly frailties.

    God bless you, Alan Stang and the entire Stang family!

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  20. Gordon F. CorbettJuly 22, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    Dear Stang Family,

    I am an Objectivist, and my favorite Alan Stang articles are his early pieces for American Opinion. One was called "The New Plantation," describing LBJ's so-called "Great Society." The other described U.N. Secretary General U Nu.

    His philosophical delineation of these topics stripped away their camouflage. After reading these articles, no reader in his right mind could have felt good about Lyndon Johnson, his program, or the United Nations.

    My favorite Alan Stang book is his biography of John Foster Dulles, "The Actor." Here, his scholarship and humor worked wonders in exposing this "conservative Republican anti-Communist" for what he really was. We will need many more books like it to win our current fight.

    Mr. Stang saw who the enemy was, what they were trying to do, and how he could oppose them. Then, he worked to achieve his goals, and he never gave up.

    May we do likewise.

    Gordon F. Corbett

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  21. Dear Stangs:

    Alan is my favorite anti radical feminist author. I read him on Newswithviews. For decades I railed against a society trying to turn women into men and cheating women of the joys of enjoying their children. I was delighted to find a man with common sense who told it like it was and respected homemakers! I'm so glad that I have his autographed copy of "Why Women are so Crazy, Not in Their Place!!

    I have a file "Real Women" by Alan Stang with all of his articles and responses of mine that were included in his book.

    My husband got to hear all about Alan on several occasions and how he (husband) should appreciate women like he (Alan Stang) does!!

    Thanks Alan!!

    Marilyn Braley

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  22. I was a about 14 when I first met Alan. He was engaged to my sister, later to become his very devoted wife. Being a typical goofy teenager, I was under the impression that since Alan was a writer for a magazine, went on speaking tours, wore suits and drove a huge Cadillac, he was obviously a rich and famous celebrity. When I finally met Alan, I remember saying to him, "wow, you're rich!"

    There was one humorous incident that took place one evening at a Houston radio station during night of the 1976 presential election. Alan was on the air debating leftist John Henry Faulk. Because I idolized Alan and his patriotism, I spent my time running up and down the halls of KTRH radio shouting, "John Henry Faulk is a communist!" Perhaps flawed in the message's delivery, yet, acurate in it's content.

    As funny as all that is, Alan left this world a rich man. Alan was a christian, a patriot, a devoted husband and father. He had a wife who loved him and stood by his side, he had five healthy, well adjusted children who all loved him dearly.

    Alan Stang was indeed a rich man.

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  23. To the Stang Family:

    Alan was one of the first Conservative authors I contacted via email. As part of a Politically Conservative and Believer forum I was drawn to his authorship.

    I first contacted him to ask permission to post his articles in full. I reassured him full credit would go to him of course. (including the link) He gave me permission without hesitation.

    I was overwhelmed by his kindness. But as a Believer, it was a blessing from another Believer. I loved exchanging emails and reading his encouraging words and taking his advice.

    We will miss his voice of truth and his strong faith in Christ. But he is with Jesus now and sees Him face to face. And that is wonderful!

    My sympathies to his family. May they be comforted knowing he is in Heaven.

    Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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  24. To Jay, Paula, Nathan, Joseph, and Paton and, of course Gail,

    I will miss the many lunches that I enjoyed listening and learning about your father's life. He was truly one of a kind and he will be missed. My love and prayers are with you all.

    Laura

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  25. I first heard Alan at a luncheon held by the JBS in San Bernardino, CA back around 1976. He impressed me. He impressed me as a man who was passionette about what he believed. I bought his book, It's Very Simple (I still have that copy, it's pages yellowed with age) and learned much thru the pen of Alan Stang. Imagine my surprise to find his articles on NewsWithViews.com after not hearing about him for many years. I've purchased his recent books and had the pleasure of email communication.

    Let me close by asking this question: Who will replace him?

    Alan gave us our charge. Let us carry out our duty.

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  26. Who will replace him? I don't think anyone can. I am thinking about things right now.

    The luncheon you saw him speak at was at the same time I was born.

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  27. "Mr. Stang," as I began to call him in letters out of a very rare respect, will continue living in my mind as he has these years I've followed his column. May it be the same for all his readers. I doubt he would have left but that he felt sufficient reassurance that his ideals of personal freedom and the responsibilities thereof would not go with him.

    And god bless him, I got to be as fond of him as I was of my own dad.

    Tom Dark

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  28. Scott Stanley Jr.July 25, 2009 at 8:42 AM

    For more than two decades I was Alan Stang's editor after publishing his stunning first articles in American Opinion at a time when he regarded himself as an Objectivist follower of the literary genius Ayn Rand, to whom he was personally close. His article "The New Plantation" on the civil-rights movement of the early 1960s was so powerful that it was read in full and to a standing ovation from the stage of the Nathaniel Branden Institute at a large meeting of Randian artists and philosophers in New York City.
    Soon I brought Alan to Boston to meet Robert Welch, founder and leader of The John Birch Society, and they became close friends. For all the pretense of subsequent managers of the Birch Society, none of them was nearly as close to Mr. Welch and his wife Marian as was Alan. Welch and Stang were intellectually attuned and made each other laugh. When Alan visited Boston they never missed an opportunity to dine together, usually at the wonderful old Fantasia restaurant, where their talk about history and politics and literature would continue into the wee hours.
    From 1963 through July-August 1985, the last issue of American Opinion magazine to appear, Alan was a regular. I added his name to the masthead as a Contributing Editor late in 1969 and it remained there to the end. When I relaunched Conservative Digest in October 1985 it was with Alan Stang as a Contributing Editor. While the journals I subsequently edited were focussed almost entirely on news reporting from the nation's capital, I naturally encountered word of Alan's continuing broadcast efforts and patriotic ventures. He was, I thought and continue to think, well...indomitable.
    Looking back over the first American Opinion masthead on which Alan Stang's name appeared, of all the nearly thirty names of editors, contributing editors, and editorial advisors, Alan and I were the lone survivors. Now that he is gone I am the last. As I read their names, from Robert Welch to Larry Bunker and Ludwig von Mises and Bob Montgomery, from Medford Evans and Merrill Root and Hilaire du Berrier to George Schuyler and Tom Anderson and Gary Allen, I am struck with a terrible sense of personal loss. It is hard not to recall that great speech of King Henry V before the Battle of Agincourt (Act IV, Scene iii)in which the English forces were overwhelmingly outnumbered:
    "...proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host, that he which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart; his passport shall be made and crowns for convoy put into his purse: We would not die in that man's company that fears his fellowship to die with us. This day is call'd the feast of Crispian: He that outlives this day, and comes safe home, will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, and rouse him at the name of Crispian. He that shall live this day, and see old age, will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbors, and say, 'Tomorrow is Saint Crispian:' Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars, And say 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.' Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot, But he'll remember with advantages what feats he did that day; then shall our names, familiar in his mouth as household words, Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter, Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester, be in their flowing cups freshly remember'd. This story shall the good man teach his son; from this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered; we few, we happpy few, we band of brothers; for he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother....And gentlemen in [America] now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day. "
    With love for our old comrades and all Alan's family and friends, Scott Stanley Jr.

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  29. Scott,

    Thanks for the post. I don't remember meeting you, but I am sure I have. Tune in for the public memorial.

    Jay Stang

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  30. In 1977 while living as a newly wed in Loma Linda, CA., I heard someone on the radio who totally changed my life! The program I was listening to was; “The Alan Stang Report”. I was 22 years old at the time, and I had never heard anyone cut through the nonsense of ‘current events’ like Alan Stang. He spoke with clarity, conviction and grave certainty!
    His program aired daily and was only 15 minutes long. But oh, how I looked forward to those 15 minutes!! As a direct result of Alan’s unapologetic commentary, I embarked on a life long pursuit of unwavering dedication to American patriotism. He caused me to realize that there were historically accurate resources out there, to both read and study. If only I would look in the right places. His “It’s Very Simple”, was one of the first books I read.
    In what has become a lifelong pursuit of fidelity to the truth; Alan Stang truly has my deepest gratitude. Thank you Mr. Stang, for contributing so much to my life! Thank you Mr. Stang, for enriching my understanding of true American history filled with virtue!

    With Warmest Regards And Deepest Sympathy To The Alan Stang Family,
    Rick Carney

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  31. Gordon F. CorbettJuly 28, 2009 at 2:09 PM

    Dear Stang Family,

    I am indebted to Scott Stanley Jr. for saying that Alan Stang's article, "The New Plantation," treated the so-called "Civil Rights" movement and not LBJ's "Great Society." The old memory ain't what it used to be.

    I wish that Mr. Stanley were editing some publication, though. I miss "American Opinion" almost so much as I miss Mr. Stang.

    Sincerely,

    Gordon F. Corbett

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  32. Our Republic has suffered a loss that will never be replaced I fear . Unfortunately there is no one to take up Alan’s

    lifelong quest for truth.

    Having traveled the upstate NY area on the staff of the JBS (1964-1974) no one on our Speakers Bureau

    was more sought after. He was trusted for his insight and truth telling in print as well as spoken word. His unique way

    of simplifying great years of research coupled with his humor and yet pointed barbs made his enemies fear him.

    Whether he was the lead article, in American Opinion, or not, he was always a first read. He kept us on the cutting

    edge in the battle.

    Our eldest children got their first conformation that Dad was not some misguided patriot when we visited

    the first of many Birch Camps and they were subjected to the “Sting of Stang” first hand. I had some credibility

    it seemed after that and it remains so to this day as they are still avid readers of his work.

    From a personal perspective he was the shot in the arm the field staff always looked forward to. Alan had a

    way of keeping us lifted up whenever he came to town or sent us his written word.

    I have been fortunate to keep in touch with him for these many years and will miss him dearly.

    Our times together were priceless. What more could you want when you look back and wonder if we made

    an impact. Alan knew the treachery that our Country had fallen victim to but never gave up or lost his

    goal of public exposure. May his family be in peace about the sacrifices they endured.

    I miss you bro…….

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  33. In 1975 mr stang spoke @ a jbs meeting in portsmouth, ohio, and my husband asked him if he could possibly visit my bedfast father, an ardent fan of mr stang's, and he agreed most graciously. We surprised my father with mr stang , and my father was so overwhelmed with meeting mr stang that he cried. The two talked a good while. Dad told mr stang that he never missed hearing him on radio and to keep up the good work. After leaving the visit, mr stang was visibly moved, and said that seeing my dad mad him realize how important what he did was to all his listeners. My father was incredulous and thrilled beyond words that mr stang was there in person to see him...it was wonderful for all concerned and i had to share this story of the kindness and impact of mr stang. So sad he is gone...my father is long gone, so i think they have had a reunion in heaven, and this is a comforting thought.

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