Saturday, December 01, 2012

Islamist-dominated UN approves Palestinian terror state

…an action the US would have vetoed in its saner days

What else can we expect from a Muslim-inspired president and federal administration?  And from a State Department and Ambassador to the UN who places fear of offending Muslims ahead of our freedom of speech; who will hide the facts to defend Islamists over defending the Americans they killed.

The so-called two-state solution is a nonsensical excuse for kowtowing to Islamists in the Middle East.  We already have a 10+ state “solution” over there:

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • Lebanon
  • Egypt
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Turkey
  • Jordan
  • Qatar
  • Pakistan

Each of these nations is already 90% plus Muslim; most 99%+.  Each one has a higher percentage of Muslims than the one Jewish state, Israel, has Jews.  Now isn’t that amazing.  Further, Israel not only tolerates Muslims in its midst, but provides a higher standard of living than they would have in most Islamist nations.

What do Jews and Christians in Islamic nations face?  Burning churches, bombed synagogues, persecution, torture, killing – general gross intolerance mandated by the mainstream doctrine of Islam – not by the “radicals” that deceived dhimmis portray.

What group of idiots would fall for this two-state “solution.”  Using the word “solution” sounds painfully close to the use of the words “final solution” used by the Nazi’s.  Islamists have the same objective in mind.

And we have a Muslim-inspired administration that is going along with this. 

Very pitiful of our ignorant and lost nation. 

Here are two pathetic examples of US policy in the Middle East. 

In the first, note the portrait in the background with whom Hillary chose to pose (Courtesy  Apparently posing merely with Islamist terrorist leader Mahmoud Abbas doesn’t show enough empathy for the cause:

Hillary: Israel Lacks 'Empathy,' 'Generosity' Toward Palestinians

“Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has never been a friend to Israel. Today, speaking at the 2012 Saban Forum on US-Israel Relations, a liberal organization, she railed against Israel for supposed insensitivity, lack of empathy, and lack of generosity with regard to the Palestinians – even as the Palestinians unilaterally violated all agreements with Israel and attempted to declare statehood, and within days of Hamas firing rockets on Israeli population centers and Palestinian terrorists bombing a bus.”

In the second,  State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland  said the US is still trying to release $495 million in pending funds for fiscal year 2012 that were held up following the Palestinians' failed effort last year to become a full member of the U.N.  From Nuland:

“We will also continue to try to support the Palestinian Authority, because this money supports their ... ability to administer the territories, provide security, and take care of the needs of the Palestinian people, who we continue to believe need our support, need the international community's support.”

These State Department ignorami have not yet grasped the concept that Palestinian leaders we are funding are the very same ones who promote the eradication of Israel, the ongoing rocket attacks against Israel, the killing of Jews, and the abolition of our freedoms in the West in favor of Sharia-enforced dark ages morality.  That is the mandate of mainstream, orthodox Islam.  And our government is protecting and promoting it.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Let the Dems “cave”…

For the past several days we have been hearing talk of fiscally conservative Republicans “caving” to the progressive/socialist cries to increase taxes to “avoid the fiscal cliff.”

They have been sugar-coating their “caving” by calling their proposed compromise “closing tax loopholes.”  I’ve got news.  One man’s loophole is another man’s exemption.  How would you like to see your home mortgage interest “exemption” called a “loophole” and eliminated?  How would you like to see the exemption for your children called a “loophole” and eliminated?

That is apparently what many in Congress are all about – proposing the elimination of “loopholes.”  I call it tax increases disguised through a shell game.

Oh, and the reason given for “closing the loopholes” is “tax reform.”  That is the drip drip drip water torture version of “tax reform.”  That kind of tax reform is just another excuse for raising taxes.

Not one penny of tax increase – for the middle class or for the rich - through closing “loopholes” or in the name of “tax reform” should be tolerated unless there is a comprehensive – a comprehensive -  tax reform package.  And not any increase, not even as a result of comprehensive tax reform, until the unemployment rate is below 5%.

Raising a billion here and a billion there by closing loopholes  - read “eliminating exemptions” - will cause much more harm to the producers and job creators of this country than it will benefit any budget shortfall.  That doesn’t even begin to touch the magnitude of the deficit.

Cut spending.  Cut government.  Eliminate czars.  Eliminate Departments and Bureaus.  Eliminate programs.  Eliminate funding abortions.  Eliminate funding obscene “art” and insane environmental and green energy boondoggles  and free-flowing food stamps and excessively lengthy unemployment benefits.  These all waste money and unnecessarily inhibit business, job growth and personal initiative.  

Our demand needs to be:  Cut  government, don’t tax its subjects more.  And don’t pretend that “eliminating loopholes” isn’t raising taxes. 

Reduce government.  Don’t tax more to grow more government.   Don’t encourage people to be dependent on government.  Encourage people to be independent and self-sufficient produces.  That’s how our country grew strong.  Not by its people being takers dependent on government but by its people being producers independent of government.

To mock the sickening words of our first “lady”, for the first time in my adult life I am ashamed of my country for electing leaders who insist on taking us down the path of dependency, bigger government, higher taxes, and ultimately, loss of our freedoms.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Too many Catholics poop in their own nest…

I attended a social event the other night where there happened to be eight people who claimed to be Catholic sitting at our table.

My wife mentioned how pleased she was that the Priest at our church had no problem being outspoken about abortion and moral values generally.  She rightly believed that mention of this topic would be safe among fellow “Catholics.”  She may have been right 50 years ago.

Four or five of the other alleged Catholics jumped on her opinion as if she had two heads.  One proclaimed that the Priests opinions aren’t worth diddly and basically that everyone’s situation is different and they ought to be able to do what feels right to them.  I thought to myself in that instant that this reinforces my opinion about Catholics – that of the minority of them who do attend Mass regularly, most appear to attend for the ritual and out of habit rather than out of any love of the church or sense of allowing Catholic doctrine to permeate and influence their lifestyle or morals.  The fact that 50% of Catholics voted for Obama despite his violation of Catholic religious freedoms and doctrine flashed through my mind.  This tells me how much half the Catholics care about Catholic doctrine – very little.

But it got worse.  Two or three of these “Catholic” apostates went on a rant about the past sins of priests and a number of other complaints about the Church.  This was very old news, but still stuck in their craw.   It got to the point that I mentioned to the woman next to me, “this discussion is motivating me to write a blog about how a group of Catholics can be so opposed to their own Church.” 

It is one thing to understand the moral decline of our nation by doing extensive reading about it.  It is quite another, and much more disconcerting, to experience a table full of alleged Catholic Christians poo-pooing the idea of moral absolutes right in front of my eyes.  This experience represented one microcosm of why this nation is in moral, spiritual, and economic decline.

The room we were in was noisy, and conversation was not easy without getting loud ourselves.  My wife and I had to bite our tongues  because there was a lot we would have liked to have said to these others if the environment was conducive.   So we left a bit early.  Were were getting “tired”, not sleepy tired so much as tired of the bullshit.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Not a lot of difference…

Bradley Manning, the security leaker, David Petraeus, the security liability


Captain Neville, the uppity bastard of Revolution.      Barack Obama, the uppity bastard of Chicago.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Weirdness and illogic of election results lead me to one overwhelming conclusion…

Nearly half the US population agrees with me that we had a choice between good and evil in this past election.

I won’t go into the candidates respective qualities – they are well known by most who care to know.  But we know what each man represented.

Dozens of different reasons and excuses are given by analysts and pundits for Romney’s loss, surprising to many, not surprising to some.  You’ve probably heard most of them.  I won’t rehash those excuses, either.

There are over a million people in the United States (maybe several times that number) who believe the United States and all other world governments generally are so corrupt and immoral that they will not participate in government at all.  They won’t run for office, they won’t vote, they won’t serve in the armed forces, they won’t salute the flag.  Most will pay taxes (some won’t) and obey all the other laws of the land out of Biblical principle to obey.  But voluntary participation will not be in their to do list.

They believe that governments are so out of touch with God’s pattern for governance that most governments have become anti-God.  Governments reflect the culture and the culture has become anti-God.  To participate or engage voluntarily with the government in any capacity is believed to be working against God.  They believe what Jesus said:

"Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me.

New Living Translation (©2007)

And they take this command seriously.  Most denominations, mainline and otherwise, don’t go this far.  Most denominational leaders take the lead of Catholic Cardinal Dolan and schmooze with the political elite, believing that they can make a difference without corrupting themselves.   Others believe such leaders are fools and are deceived and make a mockery of their supposed ‘Godliness.’

The weirdness and illogic of this past election has reinforced my growing conviction that events in this nation are the consequence of a spiritual battle of good verses evil.  And good is losing.  Evil is prevailing so completely that the “hedge of protection” that many Christians believe in is being lifted.  We have become so enamored with ourselves and so dismissive of God that God is becoming dismissive of us.  He is saying, in essence, “if that is the direction they want to go, let them go.  If they no longer want to honor Me, I will no longer honor them.  I will call a “timeout” on my sacred covenant and let them pursue their heart’s desire.” 

The forces of evil are lovin’ it.

Friday, November 16, 2012

US Policy in the Middle East Flunks the Stink Test…

…and Patraeus was the architect and implementer

There is nothing to pity about Petraeus.   He is not the vaunted military strategist who brought us victory in Iraq or anywhere else. He is a political pawn in the pocket of Islamic sympathizers in the White House.

Does anyone think we “won” in Iraq?  What is the state of affairs there?  A brooding, simmering Muslim population on the verge of civil war.  And Iraq’s anti-US government has vowed to use Mid-East oil as a weapon against the us.

Let me think.  Isn’t Petraeus the guy who apologized for the burning of a Qur’an a year or so ago, while at the same time ordering Bibles to be burned so that Muslims won’t be offended?  Wasn’t it Petraeus who demanded rules of engagement of our troops that prohibited firing against known enemies until fired upon?  Wasn’t it Petraeus who developed the plan for our troops to buddy up with and “trust” Muslim police and troops, only to have dozens of our Muslim “allies” assassinate dozens of our troops over the course of the past year?  And yes, he was among the first to blame a US YouTube video for Muslim riots.  His counterinsurgency (COIN) strategy calls for “respect Islam over our own beliefs”, and to sacrifice our soldiers for the benefit of the Muslim population and culture.  That is utter madness!

Diana West has a lot more on the vaunted useless general HERE.

Within the next year or two, we will discover that both Iraq and Afghanistan wars were nothing but a tremendous waste of life and treasure, an Islamic “rope-a-dope” that would have made Muslim Muhammad Ali proud if he was ever a Brotherhood leader.  The “dopes” are us, led by a corrupt federal government and socialist/Muslim-pandering media.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Morality should be compromised–and pigs should fly…

The recent debacle of an election was discussed by a diverse group of conservatives the other day.  We were all involved in a “post mortem” of sorts, each giving his understanding of why Romney failed.

One reason given was particularly striking:  Those damned moral Christians are so uncompromising.  They either need to learn to compromise their social conservative position or they need to be excluded from the process.  They are dinosaurs in a changing world.  They need to get with the program.

I asked, “why should moral principles be compromised?  Why don’t those who cherish their immoral position do the compromising?”

That question was not answered, as if that option doesn’t exist.  Unfortunately, that option is not taken seriously by very many of us anymore in this debased culture.  Amorality is the poster child of the new tolerance.  Our politics and our leaders reflect the corruption of our culture.  We get what we deserve.  Compromising what good there is left is hardly the solution.

So, in short, I have this to say to those who believe that morality should be compromised for their perception of “the common good”:  How about you compromise your own values instead, if you have any left.  Yeah, yeah, I know that is impolite, and not politically correct.  And it doesn’t get the votes from the requisite number of like minded TV-numbed, culture-killing amoral ignoramuses.  So be it.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ever wonder why military brass don’t know crap about Islam?

…and ever wonder why we are in protracted, no win wars?

Because more of them than we ever knew are distracted and corrupt.  The ones we placed the most trust in – Patreaus and now General John R. Allen, head of NATO forces.  And how many others?

With everything these people were into they most likely had only enough time to learn about “the enemy” from MSNBC, Al Jazeera and their Muslim buddies.  I ‘ve most likely devoted more hours to learning the truth about Islam than these fools have.  And how much of their policies have been driven by blackmail?

How far does this corruption, incompetence and crime against the United States extend? Watch for news about the FBI and CIA, not to mention what we already know about the State Department.

Am I overreacting?  Frankly, I may be UNderreacting.  You tell me.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Optimism and Realistic Optimism…

A theme of a  recent post-election church service was the need to maintain our optimism in the face of adversity.  What was the basis for that hope?  It was this:   God is in control, our nation has divine origins, devout Christians will pray our nation back to Godliness, He will bless our nation, and everything will be OK.  That is optimism.   It is also somewhat presumptuous and misleading.

Yes, God is in control, as He was in control of the fate of Israel as it was overrun by pagan nations a number of times throughout the past millennia.

Yes, our nation has divine origins, as attested by many of her earliest explorers and founders, just as many prophets and ancient historians of Israel have declared of Israel’s divine origins.  The diminishing remnant of faithful Christians in America will pray and bargain with God to save our nation, just as the faithful remnant of Sodom bargained with God not to destroy that rebellious and forsaken place. 

There were times Israel was blessed; there were times Israel was overrun.  There was a time when Sodom prospered, and a time when Sodom was destroyed.  Blessing occurred when the people and leaders of these places were faithful to God.  Defeat and destruction occurred when the people and leaders turned their back on God.

These changes did not occur overnight or even in just a few years.  Decline occurred and occurs over decades and generations.  Misery and bondage most often remains just as long.  Recovery and renewed prosperity often take additional decades if it occurs at all.

The United States has been in the grip of spiritual and moral decline for more than a half century.  Legalized abortion, removal of prayer from schools and public places, the mocking of Christians, the acceptance and glorification of homosexuality and gay marriage, rampant pornography, and the liberalization of most churches into social and entertainment centers attest to this decline.  The Word of God has lost it’s authority and respect in most denominations.  Academia is entrenched in promoting the doctrine that government is more important than God or Godliness.   These Godless centers of indoctrination are cranking out tens of thousands of like minded promoters of Godlessness every year.  Nearly a majority of our citizens now rely on government for “free stuff” to the same extent as Americans relied on God just two generations ago.  Government has replaced God.

Is God in control?  Yes He is.  But God is not mocked.  Nor is His timing our timing.  God is patient.  He has all the time in the world to allow evil and rebellion against Him to run its course.  The Godless and lukewarm will not turn around back toward Him tomorrow or next week or next year.  Things have not gotten nearly dire enough to get the attention of most people.  Our evil has not run its course.  God has a history of letting people and nations stew awhile in their own rebellious desires before He is ready to restore blessings.  Many hope for a Third Great Awakening any moment.  But we are much further gone into rebellion than we were prior to the First and Second.  Godliness has become institutionalized and ingrained into our government and culture like never before.  Hey, a majority just elected a president who prefers Islam over Christianity in a party who by voice vote voted to reject the word “God” in its platform.

On a positive note about this election:  It is a good thing that a good man was not elected president before the people of this nation are ready to turn around.  I would hate to see the momentum toward national destruction destroy the reputation and spirit of a good man.  God allows the people to be led by the leaders they deserve.  And right now, the majority deserve what they got.

We are a long way from a Third Great Awakening and God’s blessing on our nation.  Faithful Christians are now a remnant, a minority.  Hard times are coming that will test our faithfulness.  Mocking, persecution, censure, and legal actions will be brought against our attempts to influence the culture and our government.   But that is also part of God’s plan for us.  That is part of His culling process.  That has been His method in the past and there is no reason to expect that His methods have changed.

Now is NOT the time to believe we have easy solutions and a rosy path forward to reclaiming America.  To the contrary, things will get tougher.  Our faith and our actions must match the challenge.  This requires that we all seek God, ask for his mercy and protection for ourselves and other like believers.  We need to seek stronger faith and greater resolve to endure and engage in the fight before we can effectively influence others.

That, for whatever it is worth, is REALISTIC optimism.


Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The Masses vs. the Remnant…

Seeking reasons for the election results, I glanced at a few of my favorite sites around the internet.

Ann Barhardt ( referred to an article the essence of which was this: 

As the word “masses” is commonly used, it suggests agglomerations of poor and underprivileged people, laboring people, proletarians, and it means nothing like that; it means simply the majority. The mass man is one who has neither the force of intellect to apprehend the principles issuing in what we know as the humane life, nor the force of character to adhere to those principles steadily and strictly as laws of conduct; and because such people make up the great and overwhelming majority of mankind, they are called collectively the masses. The line of differentiation between the masses and the Remnant is set invariably by quality, not by circumstance. The Remnant are those who by force of intellect are able to apprehend these principles, and by force of character are able, at least measurably, to cleave to them. The masses are those who are unable to do either.

From the Ludwig von Mises Institute – full article HERE

There are media masses and media remnants; preacher masses and preacher remnants; politician masses and politician remnants; voter masses and voter remnants.  Substitute “masses” with “whore” and the picture becomes more current.  We have media whores, preacher whores, politician whores, and voter whores.  Each seeks the greatest advantage from (not “for”) the dumbed down masses or for themselves.

The remnant lost this election.  The opportunity for the real, longer lasting greater good lost out to the masses, to the whores.

I haven’t even gotten to my favorite religious sites yet.  But I will bet they suggest, speaking of whores, that this nation is absolutely screwed.  God is not happy and will not be mocked.  There are too many willfully unGodly things the masses of this nation have done and are unrepentantly continuing to do.  Mass baby killing, spending like a drunken sailor, promotion of perversion of millenia-old moral codes, encouraging  mass infiltration of foreign cultures and ideologies, degrading our national unity and military defenses.  Sites like Joseph Farah’s World Net Daily speak of the re-election of Obama being God’s judgment on America.

I do not have any answers for “what do we do now?”  But I wrote earlier on what I think will result over the next months and years HERE.

There is a new TV series on the National Geographic channel  called Doomsday Preppers.  Most scenarios they present seem extreme and off the wall.  But there is a lot of food for thought, water for sustenance, and many suggested measures for personal defense discussed.

As I have said, discovering we have little control or influence in our whoring nation is no excuse for failing to do all we can to prepare to take care of ourselves and our loved ones - both materially and spiritually.   We are the remnant.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Voting hell in Sumter County…

If I were the Supervisor of Elections in Sumter County Florida, I would have little reason to be pleased with the voting process in a number of precincts.

In fact, if the long lines and wasted time for voters and poll workers at Coconut Cove in The Villages is any example, I would go into hiding for awhile.   I expect long lines during a presidential election, but I would expect long lines to move quickly.  These lines did NOT move quickly.  There is NO good excuse for the gridlock that the logistical failures produced.

The bottleneck was this:  There was only one scanner – an inferior, balky scanner - at this particular precinct, and at most precincts, as I understand it. 

Throughout the day the line of people waiting for their ballots to be scanned after completing their ballots filled the length of the 40 foot long room – 25 to 30 people long.  Once you waited outside in line for an hour and a half, and once you completed your ballot, you had another half in another line waiting to get your ballot scanned.  Sure, there were plenty of poll workers to assure proper ID and registration and plenty of booths for voters to mark their ballots.   But just one scanner that worked very slowly and very poorly – spitting back out half of the ballots that were fed to it.  That performance of that scanner was poor enough to make any thinking person believe that some government officials somewhere made a lot of money on that scanner contract.  I am convinced that there was no award to the lowest and BEST bid on that piece of crap excuse for a ballot scanner.

In fact the scanner created such a bottleneck that there were repeated half hour periods of time throughout the day when the  5 or 6 poll workers at the ID check in tables were not allowed to process voters because they had to wait for the line waiting for the scanner to shorten – they had to sit and twiddled their thumbs while a line of 100 people or more waited outside for the scanner line to clear out.  All because of the one crappy scanner.  If they had two or three crappy scanners at each polling place, things would have run much more efficiently.  Or if they had one scanner that didn’t act like it had indigestion with its incessant belching of paper back at ya the lines would have moved much faster.

I am wondering how many hundreds of elderly potential voters in just this precinct alone decided not to vote because of the long and unacceptably slow lines caused by the ill conceived logistics.

So, my assessment of the voting operation is this:

1)  The selection of scanners was ill advised; inferior scanners were chosen for whatever reason, and

2) The planners for this election should be familiar with the capabilities of the equipment they have on hand to perform the job.  Assuming that they were, there is no excuse for having just one crappy scanner at each precinct.  It created an unacceptable and wasteful bottleneck.

Except for this screw-up, the poll workers were great and the voters remained in mostly good spirits.  But the Supervisor of Elections responsible for this wasteful fiasco imposed way too much on the patience of the voters and really ought to know how to administer an election a lot better.  I will keep this experience in mind the next time I have an opportunity to consider a new person for that position.

Below are photos of the lines outside of this precinct.  The first is at 11:00 am; the second is t 6:30 pm.  The line is not long because of the volume of voters.  It is long because of the inexcusable bottleneck created by the scanning process.


Sunday, November 04, 2012

If Obama wins

                      …here is what to expect

If the unthinkable happens, we can expect some pretty depressingly dramatic and irreversible events to occur over the next several years.

Here are the most obvious…

1.  Gun and ammo sales will spike yet again.  Here is a graph of Smith and Wesson sales over the past 10 years.  Note the spikes in 2008 and 2012.  Why do you think this occurred?  There is a sign on one gun shop counter that reads “Obama has increased our sales by 50%  without a dime of taxpayer stimulus.”

2.  Why would gun and ammo sales increase under Obama?  Because as a socialist liberal, we know that given the opportunity, he will do all in his power to limit gun sales and ownership.  That is the nature of socialism. And we know a second term will give him that opportunity.   So, expect Obama to circumvent Congress and enact very creative methods to tax and regulate guns and ammo out the gazoo should he be given the flexibility of an unencumbered second term.

3. Federal government regulated and run health care, complete with boards of efficiency, aka “death panels” will become permanent and irreversible.  Choices will decline, inefficiencies and red tape will balloon, and waiting lists for procedures and treatment will increase exponentially.

4.  Many conservative political leaders will embark on attempts to form a 3rd party independent of and unfettered by what they view as an out of touch, old guard, good ol’ boy political machine in the existing Republican Party.  Most conservatives within the existing Republican Party will jump ship to this new party leaving only a RHINO shell.  But the resulted will be a fragmented conservative constituency.

5. There will be a dramatic increase of concern about financial collapse and related doomsday scenarios brought about by Obama’s unbridled tax and spend policies.  This will motivate a larger proportion of our population to adopt a “prepper” mentality.  This is also among the causes of the increase in the sale of firearms and ammo.

6.  There will be a dramatic increase in organized conservative self defense and survival skills groups.  People who never considered associating with such groups will be seeking like minded individuals to help with their preparations and form community alliances.  These groups will be demonized by the Federal government and leftists as “hate groups” and “right wing militias.”  Obama’s “class against class” ideology will promote these defensive efforts.

7.  An Obama victory will mean that the United States, for the first time in its history, has passed the tipping point where the takers exceed the producers.  In other words, the  number of voters who pay little or no tax and who depend on the government for their survival or comfort level without doing a whole lot of work have exceeded the number of voters who produce and contribute to our tax base.  This is a recipe for promoting further disincentives to work, creating debilitating inflation leading to financial collapse and civil unrest.  Check out Greece and other southern European countries.  Note this ominous quote from many decades ago…

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing.

8.  Islamic law, aka Sharia, will be given increased preference via appointment of federal and Supreme Court justices by our Islamist-favoring president.  Muslims will be appointed to governmental positions in increasing numbers.  Muslim boldness in asserting Islamic culture and privilege will significantly increase.  Expect increasing numbers of confrontations and violence against the infidel.  Muslims will be emboldened not only by Obama’s pro-Islamic policies in the Middle East, but in our own homeland as well.  HERE is Obamas record regarding Islam and other radical ideologies over the past four years.  There is no reason to expect anything different over the next four, except worse.

9.  Expect massive cuts in military spending including unilateral cuts in our missile defense and nuclear deterrent capabilities.  Obama will fulfill his unintended hot mike promise to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more flexibility after the November election to deal with the contentious issue of missile defense – i.e. cutting our defensive capabilities.

Sandy, helplessness, and big government…

It is informative to watch news reports of the big city folks hit by Sandy demanding that government do more for them – whining that things aren’t being done quickly enough for them.  They are so accustomed to government taking care of their every need that in times of disaster they know nothing else but to stand paralyzed in place like a spoiled whining two year old demanding that mommy change his diaper.  Transportation, healthcare, water, sewer, electricity, sanitation.  Its all government, all the time. 

My favorite distortion of the famous line from Kennedy’s speech is this:

Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for yourself.

The complainers in New York and New Jersey are an accurate reflection of the democrat, big government mindset:  The government should do more, I should do less and I don’t really need to be responsible for my own preparation and survival in a natural disaster.  Pathetic.

Big cities breed big government.  Big government creates greater dependency.  Greater dependency demands bigger government.  This creates a mushrooming of parasitic mutual dependency until both the government and individuals become inert and useless.

This “Sandy” experience in the East Coast demonstrates the difference in ideology between those promoting Obama’s bigger government and Romney’s smaller government.  Bigger government equals less personal responsibility.  Smaller government equals more personal responsibility. 

The example and the contrast could not be clearer.  Which way do you think this country should be headed?

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Undecideds, clueless, and malevolent…

Here are the human characteristics that kill a nation…

Ignorance, malevolent motives, and indifference.

Those who are undecided about who they want to vote for for president are a prime example.  What does it take to be undecided at this stage of the election process?  The combination of ignorance and indifference.  Such people would likely fail at deciding if they want to take a dump or eat marshmallows.  Hopefully many of these people will be so conflicted they won’t decide whether or not to vote until after the election.

Cluelessness is the child of indifference.  Indifference comes from petty hedonism and self-absorption.  This nation is filled with these – mostly democrats, and mostly those younger than 30, although I know a few who are somewhat older.  TV for the poor and middle class, cruises and golf for those more well off, are their greatest source of self-fulfillment; garbage in – garbage out.  Bread and circuses.

Malevolent instigators and leaders are those whose motives are to change America into a socialist, communist, or Islamic state – a state that thrives on clueless and ignorant people.  These are the ones who promote cluelessness, ignorance, self-absorption, and dependency.  The helpless and hapless require a big government to play the “mommie” role and take care of them.  Bigger government and more power is what the malevolent want, and they will instigate the clueless, ignorant, and dependent to demand it.

Need I say it again:  The great majority of these are democrats.  Not the democrats of 50 years ago, but the new breed who came out of the druggies, radicals, protestors and leftist domestic terrorists of the ‘60’s.  Obama and his buddies bubbled up from this morass.

So, at this stage of the game, if you come across an “undecided”, pity them, and don’t bother with any conversion attempt because the level of ignorance and cluelessness of such individual is so all encompassing that any whisper or innuendo from any source will change or paralyze such person’s thinking process, if he ever had one.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

“Forward…” into the abyss

The Obama campaign’s pet slogan is FORWARD!

Forward to what?  Forward to more government programs, influence, favoritism, taxes, government debt, control, and entitlement dependency?  Forward to less freedom, personal responsibility, initiative, and independence?  Forward toward a socialist state where the great majority depend on government and the productive minority support government?  Sure, that will work.  NOT!

No thanks.  The federal government has already proven its ineptness in providing services in a cost-effective manner.  Large bureaucracies, whether governmental or large corporate, suck at providing responsive, cost effective services.

My recent experiences in dealing with Home Depot or Lowes compared to dealing with small, independent contractors for home improvements have convinced me of the “smaller is better” conclusion.  The big bureaucracy maintains layers of scheduling, fees, and split responsibilities for whatever they provide.  The independent entrepreneur is committed to personal responsibility and simplicity for the customer in providing cost effective services.

Services provided by big government have the same defects as services provided by  big businesses:  Excessive layers of specialization and responsibility, lack of flexibility and responsiveness and excessive costs.

Obama and socialism represent the big government model.  No thanks!

The liberal’s favorite slander is to infer that Romney and conservatives would take our military and our government programs back to bayonets and shooting grandma.   Those are scare tactics and lies to promote big government and more government programs.

Too many lazy, dependent, self-absorbed, inert, tax-sucking Americans love the big government, squeeze-the-producers model that Obama and socialism promote.

If Obama wins the election, it will be all ahead full speed toward that socialist fiasco.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dolan the dumbfounding…

Sorry, Catholic Cardinal Dolan fans, I cannot picture Jesus yucking it up in the close presence of politicians like Barack Obama who advocate baby killing.

I picture Jesus lecturing, then dusting off his sandals and leaving. 

This photo of Cardinal Dolan at the recent Al Smith Dinner with President (government sponsored abortion and birth control advocate Obama) is sickening.  This is the equivalent of Jesus yucking it up with Pontius Pilate.  Can you picture that?

On the one hand the church is supposedly infuriated that the Obama administration would mandate birth control measures that are an anathema to Church doctrine and religious liberty.  On the other hand a major church leader is engaged in a social event that is sure to garner votes for Obama from ignorant Catholics who only bother with the superficial actions they observe.

The substance of the following YouTube by Michael Voris makes a great deal of sense, but is too difficult for many to admit…

Monday, October 15, 2012

Obama campaign: Say it often enough…

“We gave you what we knew based on the intelligence we had.”

This is the Obama Administration line given dozens of times over the past few days to defend the wrong, misleading, and inflammatory info they gave us within the weeks following the Benghazi attack.

At the same time, they are still condemning Romney for stating the facts of what really happened based on the intelligence HE had:  It was a premeditated terrorist attack, not a reaction to a 14-minute video.

Now tell me truthfully:  Whose intelligence would you rather rely on?

How much audacity does it take to criticize someone for coming out early with accurate information while trying to defend your own coming out early with bad information?  A bit disingenuous, wouldn’t you say?

Why did this happen?  Because the Obama administration has an agenda, a script based on their belief that saying anything against Islam needs to be stifled and punished.  How long did it take the government to jail the guy who made the movie.  Three days?

On top of their anti-American agenda, this administration has been exceedingly sloppy with their botched cover-up, with the State Department and the White House and the Intelligence Community giving contradictory accounts for weeks after the initial event.

The wrong agenda coupled with audacity along with a large dose of incompetence is a really lousy combination – a situation that should have never been allowed to occur, and should never occur again. 


Friday, October 12, 2012

Biden-Ryan: The fool versus the wise


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This is the real Joe Biden vs. the real Paul Ryan.  Smirky, smarmy, condescending, insulting, rude, disrespectful, dismissive, mocking.  And jocular Joe’s continual reference to Ryan as “my friend” in an unmistakably derisive tone.  With these behaviors on exhibition for the world to see, is there any question why Congress fails to “get it together?”

Proverbs 29:9 nails the contrast: 

“When a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man,
The foolish man either rages or laughs, and there is no rest.”               
New American Standard Version

The fool versus the wise.

Among the many instances where this distinction was made apparent were the responses made by each concerning the question on abortion.  Martha Raddatz asked this:

We have two Catholic candidates, first time, on a stage such as this,” Raddatz said. ”And I would like to ask you both to tell me what role your religion has played in your own personal views on abortion. Please talk about how you came to that decision. Talk about how your religion played a part in that. And, please — this is such an emotional issue for so many people in this country — please talk personally about this, if you could.”
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And yes, liberal moral relativists loved this question.

But before focusing on the responses of the candidates, consider what idiot might make this ludicrous declaration:

"While I am personally against murder, I have no intention of forcing my opinion on others or through government laws or policies to prohibit the freedom to murder.”

Ryan’s response was basically this:

“I don’t see how a person can separate their public life from their private life or from their faith. Our faith informs us in everything we do. My faith informs me about how to take care of the vulnerable, of how to make sure that people have a chance in life.”

Biden’s response was basically this:

“With regard to — with regard to abortion, I accept my church’s position on abortion as a — what we call a (inaudible) doctrine. Life begins at conception in the church’s judgment. I accept it in my personal life.

But I refuse to impose it on equally devout Christians and Muslims and Jews, and I just refuse to impose that on others, unlike my friend here, the — the congressman. I — I do not believe that we have a right to tell other people that — women they can’t control their body. It’s a decision between them and their doctor.”

Just like a decision to murder might be between a couple of street thugs – murder of convenience.

So, while Biden accepts his Catholic church’s doctrine that “life begins at conception in the church’s judgment” he does not equate abortion as murder.  He reduces “the churches judgment” on when life begins to something that is only valid for personal faith but not civic practice.  Now that is creative morality, Joe.  Joe, my friend, would you apply the same “logic” to your church’s doctrine that “murder” is wrong, but refuse to impose that “personal opinion” on others?

Ryan took a logically consistent high moral road with his response.  Joe, the consummate uses car salesman, used twisted logic and moral relativism to form his reply.

Go laugh it off Joe.  You are indeed the proverbial “good ol’ boy”, the smiling back slapper who would likely trade his mother for a vote.

So, voters, who would you rather have leading you?  One who belittles, derides, and smirks when discussing serious life and death issues, or one who has the character and courage to stand up for what he believes?


Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Romney’s Middle East Policy Like Obama’s on Steroids…

…ignoring the cultural chasm of the Islamic ideology and morality.

Unfortunately, Romney's Middle East policy is Obama's on steroids. He is deluded by his advisors into thinking we have democracy-loving allies over there (besides Israel) that yearn to be our friends. He does not understand that their Islamic culture would need trillions of dollars and centuries of "nation building" effort to make a dent. We can't afford another year of this nonsense. Defend our own border and draw clear lines in the sand that will trigger 1,000 times the terror committed against us or our allies if crossed by sponsoring nations. And yes, Mr. Romney, jihad is CENTRAL to Islam.

Read Diana West's excellent commentary on this topic, below.

Dear Mitt, Imagine Uncle Sam Were a Bain Client

Written by: Diana West Monday, October 08, 2012 6:19 AM

Dear Mitt,

I know you're a busy man. But this foreign policy needs some more time and thought on your part, and before your next debate with Obama.

It's not that O's a foreign policy genius; he's not. It's not that his foreign policy is good; it stinks. But what you have crafted (excerpted below) is more of the same. Just as you want to remap the economic course of the nation, you should also want to remap the foreign policy course of the nation. Why? The fact is -- the fact your experts won't tell you -- through the Bush-Obama years our foreign policy course has been hijacked by a tiny band of extremists: Leftists, dupes and Islamic agents. Or, as we call them today, COINdinistas, neocons/McCainiacs and the Muslim Outreached.

I've read excerpts of your Monday speech at VMI at NRO. I'm going to skip your paeon to George Marshall, about whom the nicest thing I can say is that he is the most overrated of American statesmen (but if you win the election, the subject should be revisited). For now, I want you to imagine Uncle Sam were a Bain client with a big problem: his foreign policy isn't working and the cost in blood and treasure is taking him down.

With that in mind, let's take another look at your VMI excerpts.

The attacks on America last month should not be seen as random acts.


They are expressions of a larger struggle that is playing out across the broader Middle East—a region that is now in the midst of the most profound upheaval in a century. And the fault lines of this struggle can be seen clearly in Benghazi itself.

Uh-oh. I sense a McCain-like framework of "friends" vs. "extremists" fighting for the outcome of "Arab Spring."

Note to Mitt: ASAP, please have an aide read and report to you on Andrew C. McCarthy's Spring Fever.

The attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, was likely the work of the same forces that attacked our homeland on September 11, 2001. This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long.

Note to Mitt: Please don't "submit" to Islamic characterizations of the video -- or the cartoon, or the pope's speech, or the whatever the next object of Islamic rage will be.

I know the president hopes for a safer, freer, and more prosperous Middle East allied with the United States. I share this hope.

That's too bad, Mitt. This is where your coterie's ignorance of Islam gets dangerous. While there may be co-existence based on separation between the West and Islam -- your energy-independence goal is a great start -- there is no "alliance" possible between cultures so diametrically opposed at their philosophical and moral centers. The Islamic Middle East is a set of collectivist cultures rooted in Islam, where the individual, the woman, the non-Muslim are, at best, endowed with the paltriest of unequal rights by the state; nothing from their Creator. These are societies where freedom of religion, freedom of conscience, freedom of speech do not and cannot exist. There is no reason to hope for the common cause that underlies "alliance." Indeed, such hope is wishful thinking at best and, for a commander-in-chief, an irrational basis of policy. Would you, as Bain CEO, tell a client to commit vast expenditures of resources without reason?

But hope is not a strategy. We cannot support our friends and defeat our enemies in the Middle East when our words are not backed up by deeds, when our defense spending is being arbitrarily and deeply cut, when we have no trade agenda to speak of, and the perception of our strategy is not one of partnership, but of passivity. . . .

First, what "friends" besides Israel? Meanwhile, we have backed up words with deeds in Iraq, for example, for eight long, blood-and-treasure-costly years and don't have a single friend in Mesopotamia to show for it. (Iran, however, does.)

It is time to change course in the Middle East. . . .

Agreed, but ...

I will put the leaders of Iran on notice that the United States and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear-weapons capability. I will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on Iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. I will restore the permanent presence of aircraft-carrier task forces in both the Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf region—and work with Israel to increase our military assistance and coordination. For the sake of peace, we must make clear to Iran through actions—not just words—that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated. . . .

I will champion free trade and restore it as a critical element of our strategy, both in the Middle East and across the world. The President has not signed one new free-trade agreement in the past four years. I will reverse that failure. I will work with nations around the world that are committed to the principles of free enterprise, expanding existing relationships, and establishing new ones.

I will support friends across the Middle East who share our values, but need help defending them and their sovereignty against our common enemies.

Again, who, where, what are you talking about? What you lay out here is not so much a US foreign policy vision as a paranormal vision of the Islamic world as a hotbed of small-d democrats with whom the United States can make common cause -- if only we can find "friends" to support there. This is the same failed premise of nation-building in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, if Uncle Sam were a customer at Bain, would you advise the old guy to repeat the same business plan that has been bankrupting the company?

In Libya, I will support the Libyan people’s efforts to forge a lasting government that represents all of them, and I will vigorously pursue the terrorists who attacked our consulate in Benghazi and killed Americans.

In Egypt, I will use our influence—including clear conditions on our aid—to urge the new government to represent all Egyptians, to build democratic institutions, and to maintain its peace treaty with Israel. And we must persuade our friends and allies to place similar stipulations on their aid.

In Syria, I will work with our partners to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad’s tanks, helicopters, and fighter jets.

Iran is sending arms to Assad because they know his downfall would be a strategic defeat for them. We should be working no less vigorously with our international partners to support the many Syrians who would deliver that defeat to Iran—rather than sitting on the sidelines.

It is essential that we develop influence with those forces in Syria that will one day lead a country that sits at the heart of the Middle East.

Note to Mitt: Think Bain. Our strategy has failed at great cost in four major markets (Baghdad, Kabul, Benghazi and Cairo). Why tell shareolders you're repeating the same failed strategy in a fifth?

And in Afghanistan, I will pursue a real and successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014.

Note to Mitt: This is not the way to address the spectacular losses of US and other Western troops to those same Afghan security forces, let alone everything else. (Maybe we can talk more off-line.) Meanwhile, as you seem to have understood at the beginning of your presidential run, the Bush-Obama nation-building policy is a failure. US Out of Afghanistan ASAP, not the end of 2014.

President Obama would have you believe that anyone who disagrees with his decisions in Afghanistan is arguing for endless war. But the route to more war—and to potential attacks here at home—is a politically timed retreat that abandons the Afghan people to the same extremists who ravaged their country and used it to launch the attacks of 9/11.

I will evaluate conditions on the ground and weigh the best advice of our military commanders.

General Allen? Gen. Dempsey?

And I will affirm that my duty is not to my political prospects, but to the security of the nation.

Secure the nation's borders, pursue energy independence, and, at least for the duration, shut down or sharply curtail travel to and from Axis-of-jihad and satellite nations. Also restrict visas and end Islamic immigration in order prevent a sharia demographic from gaining critical mass here at home.

Finally, I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel. On this vital issue, the President has failed, and what should be a negotiation process has devolved into a series of heated disputes at the United Nations. In this old conflict, as in every challenge we face in the Middle East, only a new President will bring the chance to begin anew.

That's your "finally" point -- a miasmic vision of peace-loving democrats in a Palestinian state and more "peace process" by which Israel is further stripped and weakened? Mitt, You're a numbers-guy. Try this number: In a recent poll in Judea-Samaria and the Gaza Strip, 73 percent of Palestinians agreed with the canonical hadith (the words and deeds of Islam’s prophet Muhammad which have a weight often equal to the Koran), included in the Hamas Covenant, that quotes Mohammed on the necessity for "Muslims to fight the Jews and kill them."

In summation, you say: "America’s security and the cause of freedom cannot afford four more years like the last four years." I couldn't agree more. This president has been assaulting our economy and Constitution for almost four years. Four more more years of Obama's war on capitalism and liberty would be the end of both, so you have my vote. On foreign policy, however, you are, I sense, projecting the wishful thinking of your advisors, many of whom, shell-shocked and desperate after a decade of disasters, are unable to admit past mistakes and will doom you to repeat them.

Do take another look -- this time, as if the bottom line depended on it.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pastors and Politicians are Deathly Silent…

…about our self-imposed double standard of tolerance of Islam.

Many have describe Islam as ‘the religion of peace’  while a few of us express the truth about Islam. 

Result:  Millions of Muslims feel insulted, riot and kill while many of us feel embarrassed by our “free speech.”  Example:  The 14-minute “trailer” that incited the Muslim world to riot and kill in 20 Islamic nations.  Or the cartoon of Muhammad that prompted Muslim riots and killing.

Millions of Muslims are taught to hate Christians and Jews and actively promote their killing: 

Result:  Christians are silent while violent persecution and killing of Christians and Jews by faithful Muslims is virtually ignored. Examples in this video:

Islamic-inspired persecutions of Christians rampant across the Middle East

We burn our troop’s Bibles in Afghanistan to avoid offending Muslims.

We condemn Americans who burn the Qur’an or produce a video about Muhammad.  At the same time we all but ignore the burning of Christian churches and killing of Christians and Jews throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

We are warned to be quiet about the truth of Islam by both radical and so-called “moderate” Muslims –and by most in the media and many in our churches.  We are all walking on eggshells, intimidated into silence, as if the truth is the new hate speech.

What is the worse insult: Telling someone their beliefs are evil, or actually killing them?  Islamic orthodoxy motivates their followers to kill.

We have been intimidated into tolerance and silence and many of us have become fearful.  Few are speaking out against this outrage.

Our churches and our politicians are silent.  Our churches don’t want to offend anyone or do anything that might threaten their tax exempt status.  Politicians are silent because they fear being called bigots or Islamophobes.

First, stop calling the problem “radical” Islam or  “radical Islamists”!  The problem is the orthodox Islamic ideology that promotes the hatred and killing of Jews and Christians as being next to Godliness – literally.

The problem is the church’s failure to tell the truth about Islam and the truth of its threat to our freedom of religion and expression.  Some church leaders are ignorant of the Islamic threat, true.  But others know and remain silent.

The problem is our collective failure to appreciate the faith and freedoms we have.

The problem is our belief that any and every ideology, no matter how vile, is worthy of respect and protection.  No!  They are not.  Speak the truth!

What you can do.

Learn and understand fundamentalist Islam, its beliefs and practices.

End your silence.  Accept your God-given duty to speak out in your churches parishes, and synagogues.  Be an influence for good, for freedom, for your faith.  Protect the things we say we hold dear.

Our inappropriate silence, our uncharacteristic fears, our excessive tolerance, and our self-imposed ignorance are contributing to our annihilation.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Arab Nightmare

…and you call this the Arab Spring?

While there have been references to “spring” pertaining to a variety of uprisings throughout history, our latest usage of the term originated in an article in Foreign Policy Magazine written by Marc Lynch titled “Obama’s Arab Spring?” in January 2011.

Obama’s Arab Spring, indeed. The naiveté by the left  toward Islam and the Arab “spring” surpasses all human understanding.  It has been well understood by those of us paying attention that Islam and the left are in close alliance. Strange bedfellows?  Not really.  They share mutual top down, authoritarian goals and lust for power as described in Pamela Geller’s great book “Stop the Islamization of America” and Andrew McCarthy’s groundbreaking “The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America.”

What else should be expected in the midst of a region where Islam is rediscovering its fascist supremacist fanatical roots and 99% of the population is Muslim? As the Prime Minister of Turkey recently stated, “Democracy is like a bus – you get on and get off.” Democracy was used by Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt for a few months until the Muslim masses yearning to breathe Islam voted in the Muslim Brotherhood. That’s where they got off of the democratic “bus.” Syria is likely to avoid the bus altogether and revert straight to the Brotherhood. Why bother with formalities?

For those of who are as naive as our Director of National Intelligence James Clapper who claimed that the Brotherhood is “largely secular”, here is the bad news: The Brotherhood is the largest Sunni movement in the Arab world (yes, Islamic, not secular) and its’ mission is to re-establish the Caliphate and promote the Sharia in nations it dominates. Translated, this means that a half dozen or more Arab Spring nations will become little Afghanistans where Islam will spawn and motivate thousands upon thousands who hate the west to do all in their power to “eliminate and destroy the Western civilization from within and 'sabotaging' its miserable house by their hands ... so that ... God's religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions." The Brotherhood will energize the ant hill.

US foreign policy under Barack Obama has advanced the death of the West by aiding and abetting the conquest of secular governments by Islamists who have vowed to annihilate both the little Satan, Israel, and the big Satan, the United States. Given Obama’s lifelong influences and stated desires, any other outcome would be highly unlikely.

Friday, September 21, 2012

What if the message of the Muslim “trailer” is true?

The 14-minute video (trailer) about Muhammad that stirred the ire of the Muslim masses across the Islamic world has been condemned by most officials and media of the US.  Why?  Because it was poorly done?  N0.  Because it exposed the truth about the life of Muhammad?  No.  Because Muslims were insulted?  Apparently.   So, in the mind of the Muslim, whether or not something is true, if a Muslim declares he is insulted or offended by it, it should not be allowed.  If you are insulted by the truth of something, the truth should not be allowed.

In the case of this “trailer”, 90% of the content has been found to be in perfect accord with the Qur’an and Hadith.  In this case, Muslims have declared insult even though the content of the trailer is substantially true.

But here is the strange thing:  In the midst of all the media and public official condemnation and outcry of the movie, not one peep was heard about the substance of the movie, the fact the substance is true.  Our condemnation of the video is made out of laziness and ignorance.  Laziness because the media and public officials did not even bother to understand whether the video content was true or not.  And ignorant, because they refuse to face the facts about Islam, even when the evidence is all around.

The link below is to a lecture by Egyptian Christian Islamic expert Usama Dakdok.  He takes an hour to go point by point through the 14-minute video and compares it to the Islamic texts.  His analysis clearly demonstrates that the substance of the portrayal of Muhammad in the trailer  accurately reflects Islam and the life of Muhammad.  Click on the image under the heading “Revealing the Truth Behind the Mohammad Movie”.  The video does not play on the Chrome browser.

Here is what may be the reason for the psychotic Muslim reaction to this video:  Islamic tradition demands that the image of Muhammad shall not be graphically depicted either to the infidel or to fellow Muslims.  The movie is seen in the strange thinking of the Muslim mind  as similar to the insult perceived from the Muhammad cartoons of several years ago. 

Should that require that the truth of Muhammad shall not be shown?  Should that restrict the manner in which the truth is portrayed?  Of course not.  One of the reasons much of the West remains ignorant of Islam is because of thousands of other tantrums from Muslims which have occurred through the last few decades.  We have conditioned ourselves to condescend to their tantrums.  We are being manipulated and controlled by Muslims with the tantrum throwing  mentality of 3-year olds.

Coexist stickers directed to wrong crowd…

Have you noticed the occasional “coexist” bumper stickers on the back end of cars?  Have you noticed that such stickers are likely to be right next to one of these:

That’s right, the “coexist” message goes hand in hand with Obama’s message of unlimited tolerance toward the intolerant.

Of the seven world religions and world views depicted, which one is different from all others in one key area, especially?

Right!  Islam.  In what key area?  Tolerance.  Or rather, intolerance.  Islam’s orthodox doctrine as chronicled in the three major Islamic “holy books” demands intolerance toward the kafir, the infidel, aka the non-Muslim, and the apostate Muslim.  The characterization of “apostate” Muslim is used quite broadly to include the belief or behavior of any Muslim who does not abide by the strict Muhammadan orthodox doctrines, including the practice of intolerance toward non-Muslims (except, of course, when it is necessary to deceive the infidel to further Islam – the practice of the taqiyya doctrine.)

But in their use of the vaunted “coexist” mantra, the leftists pretend that Islam is like any other religion, embracing all, loving all, yadayada.  They are a combination of ignorant of Islam, ignorant of the other faiths, and indifferent toward any moral or religious principles or doctrine.

These individuals aim their message at the wrong audience.  It is not those who understand Islam that this message should be directed.  It is to the Muslims.  But here is the rub.  The non-Muslims react to this message by feeling guilty for not coexisting, and cowering at the inference that we are not willing to coexist and accept everyone as equally willing to coexist.  The Muslims, on the other hand, love the demand to coexist being directed toward the kafir and infidel.  Their agenda of intolerance and supremacism can continue unabated and undiscovered.

One of our few leaders who recognize this cognitive dissonance is Alan West who nailed it with one of my favorite quotes:

“When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.”

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Gradual awakening to the truths of Islam…

We weren’t born knowing the true nature of Islam.  It has been a slow, gradual revelation for most of us, a slow unveiling, like the dimmer switch slowly, slowly turned to lighten a dark room.  It has taken many of us a decade or longer to acknowledge that Islam is radical; that there is no “moderate” Islam.  And that the so-called “moderate” Muslims are often much less moderate than we are led to believe.  Most do not yet understand this.  Many do.

Robert Spencer, Bill Warner, Bat Ye’or, Pamela Geller, Mark Durie, Chris Logan, and many others came to this realization several years ago.

Our understanding of Islam is a journey.  This journey, for each of us, is worth telling.  Why?  Because it humanizes who we are.  That we were not born being bigots and Islamophobes, nor are we now.  We are among those who bothered to learn the truth of Islam over years.

Elsa Schieder, who has a PhD in psychology, sociology, and literary studies, has not only taken this journey herself, but is putting together a video series about the journey many of today’s Paul Reveres have taken to arrive at the truth of Islam.  HERE is her website.  Sign up to see the results of her work and reflect on your own journey toward the truth.

My journey toward the truth of Islam began on 9-11.  Up till then, all news stories were a blur of Middle East this, and Iraq that, and terrorists the other.  Terrorism, hatred, intimidation, supremacism and vile behavior was rarely if ever associated with Islam in the news or in my mind.  In retrospect, the media had already scrubbed Islam from their vocabulary of news reporting, even before 9-11.  The day after 9-11, President Bush even declared “Islam is a religion of peace.”  To mimic Michelle Obama’s line, I think that was my first time in my adult life I was really exposed to the essence of “cognitive dissonance.”

In the weeks following 9-11 I thirsted for an understanding of Islam.  One of the few books available in the local bookstores on the topic was by Karen Armstrong.  I read, I pondered, I shook my head while my inner red light was flashing.  (I spent 3 years in the Intelligence Service of our military where I educated my “red light”, aka “crap detector.”)  Years later I learned that Karen was and remains a consummate dhimmi Muslim apologist who provides only the peaceful Meccan side of Islam’s duality.

A few months after 9-11 a contest was announced.  The folks responsible for rebuilding ground zero sought entries for design themes for the site.   Still remaining in my relative Kum-bey-Yah stage of understanding Islam, I submitted a proposal for an Epcot like multi-religion visitor center promoting understanding and peace among and between all the world’s great faiths.  In retrospect, I am amazed at the absurd thinking ignorance can generate.

A year or two after 9-11 I was on a car trip to Virginia from Florida.  Along the way a radio station remained strong enough for me to hear the entire interview of Brigitte Gabrielle speaking on her experience in Lebanon during the Islamic takeover.  From that time forward, I sought out those who had personal experience with Islam and who have devoted their lives to the study of Islam from a western or Christian perspective.

Robert Spencer was an early source of truth and influence.  He appeared a bit more reserved in his opinions in 2003-04 than he is today.  But some pointed emailed questions to him produced unequivocal responses.

Over the next several years, after reading dozens of books, listening to dozens of interviews, surfing hundreds of web sites, communicating with dozens of Islamic experts, and listening to hundreds of news stories of acts Islamic terror, I have acquired my current understanding of Islam.

Here is the progression of my understanding:

Pre-9-11:  Islam?  Is that a religion?

9-11:  Muslims.  Is that related to Islam?  What’s going on?   Why does the Islamic world cheer this atrocity?

First month after 9-11:  There sure are a lot of conflicting opinions about Islam.

First year after 9-11:  There is more to this Islam thing than most people are willing to admit.  But experts say that Islam cannot be pigeon-holed .  There are numerous sects of Islam.  Most are peaceful.

2003-2005:  There is a radical* Islam and a moderate** Islam;  there are radical Muslims and moderate Muslims.  It’s good that it is estimated that only 10% of Muslims are “radical” with the great majority being “moderate.”  But gee, that means there are still, let’s see, 10% of 1.5 billion – hmmm, 150,000,000 radical Muslims.

2006-2007:  I’m beginning to understand that the heart of Islam is based on the life of Muhammad, that Muhammad’s life is to be emulated by the faithful Muslim.   Muhammad did what?  He participated in and promoted what?  Based on Islam being based on the life and teaching of Muhammad, there was no choice but that Islam could be nothing but a radical religion.  There is no “moderate” Islam.  I began to question why ACT for America insists that only “radical” Islam is the problem.  But I still insisted that the majority of Muslims are moderate because, like Christians, there are cultural Muslims and non-devout Muslims who don’t really follow Islam.  This period is when I first learned of the alliance between Islam and the left (progressives, Communists, and Fascists – yes, Fascism is just another repressive dictatorial system)

2008-2009:  Islam is radical.  And it is more of a political ideology than a religion because most of the Islamic Trilogy pertains to how the Kafir ought to be treated and coerced.  Muslims promote a political agenda that is coercive and subversive - tantamount to sedition.  There are not as many “moderate” Muslims as I first thought.  Why did so many Muslims in my former home town of Fort Lauderdale turn out to demonstrate and protest against American action in the Middle East?  I was inspired by  Allen West’s warning of “when tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide.”

2010-2011:  Islam is a fascist political ideology veiled in supremacist religious fervor.  Those who suggest otherwise are part of the problem.  Many Muslims in the US who were initially thought to be “moderate” turn out to be promoters of terror or supporters of terror groups.    I posed the question about Zudhi Jasser:  Is he representative of the consummate “moderate” Muslim?

2012:  Not only is Islam radical, but it is impossible to distinguish a “moderate” Muslim from a “radical” Muslim.  I thought not more than 10% of the worlds 1.5 billion Muslims could be classified as radical.  Now I believe it is the greater majority.  Zudhi Jasser,  does NOT represent the consummate “moderate”  Muslim.  He portrays himself as a devout “moderate” Muslim (an oxymoron) while he claims to represent the “real” Islam when in fact he is considered an apostate in just about every Mosque in the US.

Where is your understanding of Islam and of Muslims on the above chronological continuum?  Do you have a solid basis for what you believe, beyond the fact that you knew a very nice Muslim, or saw apostate Zudhi Jasser on TV saying that he represents the true “moderate Islam.”

My understanding of Islam and Muslims is still evolving.  High on my list of understanding and concern is the fact that our nation’s failure to understand and forthrightly acknowledge what Islam is is a greater danger to our national security and freedoms than Islam itself.


* Radical:  By this term is meant extreme in the sense of contrary to the norm based on Judeo-Christian morality and custom.  Typically associated with irrational,  intolerant, provocative, and violent teachings or behavior.  However, once the ideology or allegiance is understood, the modifier ‘radical’ is no longer necessary.  ‘Radical Islam’ becomes ‘Islam is radical.’  ‘Radical Muslim’ becomes ‘Muslim is radical.’

** Moderate:  By this term is meant ‘reasonable’; consistent with Judeo-Christian morality and custom.  Typically associated with an ideology or people who act rationally and peaceably.  This term is associated with the aspect of Islam that is not currently in an aggressive stage and Muslims who are playing the role of  ‘good neighbor/good friend’.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The battle of free speech vs. political correctness…

…and our nation’s gross ignorance of Islam
Let’s hear the outrage toward the continuing unforgivably poor handling by our government and media concerning events in North Africa and the Middle East over the last several days.

There are four central issues at play in the recent events:
  • Incompetence of the Obama Administration
  • Free speech
  • Political correctness
  • The nature of Islam
Incompetence of the Obama administration in the Egyptian and Libyan 9-11 debacles is undeniable.  Hillary and her State Department are guilty of nonfeasance and malfeasance for not identifying and preparing for the obvious on 9-11.   Intelligence received 48 hours before 9-11 was was deemed “non-actionable” and ignored.  Are you freakin’ kidding me?  It is inexcusable that our embassies in unstable Islamic dominated nations remained vulnerable during this period.  Hillary and the Obama administration must be held accountable.  But they are seeking every scapegoat they can find.

Free speech was exercised by a California Coptic Christian from Egypt who was fed up and sickened by the persecutions of fellow Copts in Egypt at the hands of Muslims exercising their hatred of Christians.  Some media claim he is an unsavory character with a criminal record. (HERE is more about him.) Nonetheless, he exercised his free speech using the best method he knew to reveal the true nature of Islam that is terrorizing his fellow Christians.  He used the medium of a movie.   While the movie was poorly executed, its message about Muhammad, the basis of Islamic worship, intolerance, and violence, was generally accurate.  Now many in government and, ironically, the media, are calling for a suppression of free speech on Face Book, YouTube, and other new media that threaten their government-pandering old school media empires.

Political correctness, which avoids the truth of Islam, was in full bloom as exercised by Hillary Clinton, the State Department, the President, and most of the media, to blame free speech first so the Muslims in Libya and Egypt and the rest of the Muslim world would not be offended.  These media and government “leaders” are blinded by their political correctness, by their “don’t offend” priority, even if the truth must be squelched.  They all but threw free speech under the bus.  Three days after the initial psychotic behavior by Egyptian and Libyan Muslims, Hillary is still citing the “outrageous” movie as the cause of the rioting and killing.  The legitimate exercise of free speech is her scape goat for her own incompetence in office.

Ms. Clinton, in all the due respect I am capable of mustering, you are a damned fool.  You are personally accountable and responsible for the deaths of the men who were denied the protections that the man on the street in America knew they should have had.  Political correctness and pandering to the Islamists are central to our failures to mitigate the Islamic plague.

Islam promotes reactionary, psychotic behavior.  Whether this emotional defect is a consequence of the inbreeding condoned in Islamic doctrine, or due to the brainwashing resulting from the repetition of five daily prayers and indoctrination in hatred of the “infidel” by Islamic leaders, I do not know.  It is probably a combination of these factors unique to Islam.  These behaviors are in fact based on the example of the life of Muhammad.  The message of the movie attempted to reveal the corrupt life of Muhammad that motivates these Islamic bastards to do the evil they do.  The most likely reason why most Middle East and North African Islamic nations remain in near stone age conditions is their psychotic reaction to any criticism from the stone age Muhammadan mindset.

Bill Warner, an expert on the truth of Islamic doctrine, wrote an eye-opener titled “You Can Never Awaken a Man Who Is Pretending to be Asleep.”  Read it.  He corrects the apologists by reminding us that the rioters represent main-line Islam, despite the excuses the defenders of Islam attempt to promote.  Warner observes that,
[our leaders] “have refused to learn a single thing about Islamic doctrine and history since 9/11.  But, cheer up! When the dhimmis write about the beauty of Islam and how the Kafirs are wrong, read the comments.  You will find that the common man knows far, far more about Islam than the experts.  The higher you go, the less they know.”
In support of free speech, I would love to see an outpouring of anti-Islamic sentiment in letters to the editor, to our political leaders, to the State Department, to embassies of the US as well as those of Islamic nations, and all over the internet.  I would love to see the establishment of a “make a movie about Muhammad day” where all who possess any kind of video camera create a 5, 10, or 15 minute video, in whatever creative form they deem most captivating, of the life of Muhammad and post these on YouTube or whatever other video platforms are still available to free speech.

In commemoration of this time of threatened suppression of free speech, I am posting Ann Barnhardt’s ground-breaking video expressing her outrage of Islamic doctrine that pollutes the earth and exercising her right to do so.
Here is the one with the Arabic translation…
Here is the original…

For those of you who might cringe at my [stupidity][audacity][bigotry] [Islamophobia][insensitivity](pick one or more) in reposting these videos, you are part of our problem.  We should all engage in our own forms of outrage at our free speech being used as the scapegoat for our own government’s ignorance of Islam and incompetence in running our foreign policy.