Robert Klein Engler

Robert Klein Engler lives in Omaha, Nebraska and sometimes New Orleans. Mr. Engler holds degrees from the University of Illinois in Urbana and The University of Chicago Divinity School. Many of Robert’s poems, stories, and paintings are set in the Crescent City. His long poem, “The Accomplishment of Metaphor and the Necessity of Suffering,” set partially in New Orleans, is published by Headwaters Press, Medusa, New York, 2004. He has received an Illinois Arts Council award for his "Three Poems for Kabbalah." Link with him at to see examples of his recent work. Some of Mr. Engler’s books are available at

Most Recent Articles by Robert Klein Engler:

“On The Fundamental Transformation”

Jun 27, 2018 — Robert Klein Engler

On The Fundamental Transformation
Speaking at the University of Missouri in Columbia during a 2008 speech, then Senator Obama said, ‚“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.”

Many believe this fundamental transformation was pursued for the 8 years Obama was in office. Just as an iron curtain once fell across Europe, since 2008, a red curtain fell across the US Constitution.

What are the origins of this program to transform the nation? My argument will be that the roots of Obama’s politics are to be found in the uni-party politics of Chicago. It has been the aim of the national Democratic Party to use Chicago as a model, and then impose that political model on the United States.

Follow the tracks in the snow to the Birthers

Feb 12, 2018 — Robert Klein Engler

Follow the tracks in the snow to the Birthers

It seldom snows in Washington, DC, but when it does, there are tracks left in the snow.

As recently as cold November, 2017, CNN ran a story about President Trump and the Birthers. The headline read, “…Trump continues to question Obama’s birth certificate.

“Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported…citing advisers who discussed Trump’s statements…Trump still questioning Obama’s birthplace is just one of several instances The Times pointed to as examples of the President’s reliance on “manufactured facts…”

The Trial of Abu Khattala Is Getting Off To A Strange Start

Oct 9, 2017 — Robert Klein Engler

Defense attorneys may want to watch closely what is taking place in a DC courtroom.

A man is on trial for what happened at Benghazi five years ago, but so far we have not seen any credible evidence as to how Chris Stevens died, who killed Stevens, and what was the real motive for the crime? If Chris Stevens were your son or lover, would you not want answers to these three questions?

Dude, That Was Five Years Ago: Back to Benghazi

Sep 22, 2017 — Robert Klein Engler

How many remember that interview with Bret Baier when Tommy Vietor, former White House Security Council spokesperson, said when speaking about the Incident at Benghazi, “Dude…this was two years ago?”

Remember When Chicago Aldermen and Police Seized a Portrait?

Aug 28, 2017 — Robert Klein Engler

It’s not the so-called Confederate statues that are the problem.

The problem is the hold that Marxist art theory and criticism has on the US art world.

The destruction of our heritage is all part of a Soviet style purge of the arts, brought to you by Marxist Democrats and the Left.

The destruction is part of a movement to redefine the role of public art.


Feb 23, 2017 — Robert Klein Engler

Freedom of religion in the United States is a complex issue. It is an issue that involves both tradition and Constitutional law.

Tom Krattenmaker writes, “The freedom to believe as one chooses is crucial to the American way, and belief has little meaning if it cannot be acted upon. Even so…the right to practice religion must have its limits. Especially when the consequences are life or death for those with no choice in the matter.”


Jan 15, 2017 — Robert Klein Engler

Soon to be US president Donald Trump insists he wants to build a wall on the southern border of the United States.

Many on the left claim this wall is an example of Trump’s racism.

The truth about the wall is that a wall will keep illegal drugs out of the United States. By doing that, billions of dollars will be kept in the country.

Revisiting Rules for Radicals: A Trump Campaign Guide Book

Dec 26, 2016 — Robert Klein Engler


Can we say anything more about Donald Trump and his election campaign that has not already been said?

Let’s look again at Saul Alinsky’s book RULES FOR RADICALS. Could it be that Trump used some of Alinsky’s ideas to win the election?

RULES FOR RADICALS was first published in 1971. That’s almost 50 years ago.

Three Questions the Select Committee On Benghazi Still Hasn’t Answered

Dec 13, 2015 — Robert Klein Engler

How long as it been? Years have gone by and there is a Select Committee of Congress, yet still we do not know the answer to three basic questions about the Incident at Benghazi that any detective doing a homicide investigation would ask. We do not know how ambassador Stevens died. If he was murdered, we do not know who did it, and finally, what was the motive for the murder of our ambassador? In short, we need a theory of the crime to find out the truth about the Incident at Benghazi.

Does Obama’s Policy In The Middle East Help Establish the Caliphate?

Oct 7, 2015 — Robert Klein Engler

Events in the Middle East are complicated. It is often difficult to keep tract of the moves made by both state actors and state leaders. Here are a some points to keep in mind as we attempt to piece together reports in the media and stories researched online about developments in the volatile part of the world.

Remembering Chris Stevens: an Ambassador Betrayed

Sep 10, 2015 — Robert Klein Engler

Hillary Clinton stood before the coffin that held the cold, dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and blamed his death on a video that supposedly insulted Muslims. If telling a lie is not a betrayal, then what is?

In her Dover Air Force Base statement Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said, “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

Ebola and the Unintended Consequences of Democratic Party Policies

Oct 9, 2014 — Robert Klein Engler

Ebola and the Unintended Consequences of Democratic Party Policies

The unintended consequences of bad policies is nothing new. In an attempt to ban a book, governments are met often with the unintended consequence of making the book more popular. Who knew at the time, that welfare policies furthered by Democrats would have the unintended consequence of destroying the African-American family?

Mexico, Multiculturalism and the Aztecs

Jul 27, 2014 — Robert Klein Engler

The 20th century poet Robert Frost wrote that “good fences make good neighbors.” We do not know if Frost meant that to be a comment on the evils of multiculturalism. We do know that in our time of multiculturalism the lack of good fences encourages cultural conflicts that should be noticed. Take as an example, the cultural similarities between the Aztecs of Mexico and the Nazis of Germany.

Of Meat and Menace:  Nature and the Progressive Ideology

Jun 18, 2014 — Robert Klein Engler

“You can’t force your ideology on the cat,” the veterinarian told the Herald Sun, a newspaper in Australia. “Carnivores will seek out meat…”

This advice was given after a kitten nearly died when its owners fed it a strict vegan diet. The kitten was nursed back to health with 20 CCs of meat.

Stand down:  Two Theories About the Incident at Benghazi

Aug 4, 2013 — Robert Klein Engler

With the recent news there were dozens of CIA employees at Benghazi when the attack took place, the mystery of what they were doing continues. Furthermore, “CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.”

Pope Francis: A Jesuit Who Turns to the Franciscans

Jul 29, 2013 — Robert Klein Engler

For part of my higher education I attended a university run by Jesuits. At that time we told the joke that the only difference between the Jesuits and the Communists was that the Communists locked you OUT of church and the Jesuits locked you IN.

Notes on Argentina and the New Pope

Jun 10, 2013 — Robert Klein Engler

1. The New World:
Pope Francis is the first Pope from the New World. This is significant because for almost 1,500 years the continents of the New World were not supposed to be where they are. The world for the Romans and many who followed them was made up of Europe, Africa and Asia. Now, we have a Pope from a country no one imagined at the time of St. Peter, a Pope who has the ability to see the whole world, not just in his imagination, but as a NASA photograph, spinning in the darkness of outer space.

An Internet Autopsy: How did Ambassador Stevens Die?

Mar 23, 2013 — Robert Klein Engler

According to a CBS News/AP story, posted on the Internet (September 12, 2012, 10:37 AM), US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens died of “severe asphyxia,” sometimes referred to as smoke inhalation. It was reported to the media by a Libyan doctor, but was not an official autopsy report. In spite of this unofficial report, most Americans believe the ambassador was murdered.

Social Justice at the University

Sep 9, 2012 — Robert Klein Engler

Now that summer vacation is over, many college and university students will return to their studies of social justice. These students will have plenty of time to prepare for the next United Nations World Day of Social Justice on February 20, 2013.

Mexico and the Fundamental Transformation of the United States

Aug 31, 2012 — Robert Klein Engler

There is another fundamental transformation of the United States taking place besides the one that will happen with Obamacare. That other transformation is the one caused by illegal immigration, especially illegal immigration from Mexico.