Week in Review
If you’ve ever watched The Five you’ve probably heard Greg Gutfeld (libertarian/quasi conservative) blame all of our woes on liberal college professors. And heard Bob Beckel (liberal) say Greg Gutfeld is full of excrement. And that whenever they play a video of a leftist professor saying something anti-capitalist/socialist/communist Beckel (the one liberal in the group of five) yells that they only put on liberal extremists. Never a conservative extremist. Which he said there are just as many as liberal extremists teaching our kids in college.
Of course he’s full of excrement. Because conservatives aren’t in control of the curriculum. Liberals are. In the United States. And in the United Kingdom. And it’s because they control the curriculum that things like this happen (see ‘Refusal will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s educational record…’ by Daniel Hannan posted 11/22/2013 on The Telegraph).
As part of the National Religious Curriculum together with the multicultural community in which we live, it is a statutory requirement for Primary School aged children to experience and learn about different cultures.
The workshop is at Staffordshire University and will give your child the opportunity to explore other religions. Children will be looking at religious artifacts, similar to those that would be on display in a museum. They will not be partaking in any religious practices.
Refusal to allow your child to attend this trip will result in a Racial Discrimination note being attached to your child’s education record, which will remain on this file throughout their school career.
England has an official religion. The Church of England. Which is Protestant. That is, Christian. And it has a long history of being Christian. Which makes this school action rather remarkable. For it basically is telling British children to forget their culture and tradition. And observe the greatness of people who are not British.
When an American high school choir wants to sing a Christmas carol referencing Jesus of Nazareth, who the Christmas holiday celebrates, the school authorities shut it down. But they make a trip to expose students to other religions mandatory. Why? Because liberals hate Christianity. And love anything that disparages Christianity. Which is why they will brand any student who doesn’t attend a field trip that enshrines other religions (while banning high school choirs from singing Christmas carols referencing Jesus of Nazareth) as a racist. Even though religion transcends race.
Liberals will say a cross submerged in urine is art. But children not learning the glory of Islam and other non-Christian religions is showing an extreme lack of respect to those religions. And is worthy of branding those children as racist. Even though religion transcends race.
Bob Beckel is a Christian. And is a vocal opponent of the anti-Christian acts of militant Islam. Even condemning the whole Islamic faith as no one in that faith condemns these heinous acts. Yet he fails to see the anti-Christian element in our public schools and universities. Or refuses to see it. For although Beckel is a Christian liberals in general don’t like Christian morals that frown upon premarital sex and abortion. Things liberals are all for. As are our public schools and universities. As is evidenced by their handing out of free birth control. And providing access to abortion services. Even without parental consent wherever they can. And this while one of those religions they want to expose our kids to, Islam, won’t let their women out of the house unless they’re covered from head to toe and in the company of a male family member. There’s no premarital sex or abortion for them. But this is a religion we must show tolerance to. While showing no tolerance to Jesus of Nazareth during the holiday celebrating His birth. Is that because conservatives are in control of the school curriculum? No. It’s because liberals are. So Gutfeld is right. And Beckel is wrong.
Tags: anti-Christian, Beckel, Bob Beckel, Christian, conservative, curriculum, England, Greg Gutfeld, Gutfeld, Islam, Jesus of Nazareth, liberal, liberal extremist, public schools, Religion, universities
The East-West Schism of 1054 gave us the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church
Constantine the Great won the Battle of the Milvian Bridge (312 AD) thanks to divine intervention. Or so the story goes. The Christian God communicated to Constantine and his soldiers in a vision on the eve of battle. If they put the first two letters of Christ’s name in Greek on their shields they would be victorious in battle. So they did. And they were. Thus beginning Constantine’s transformation from paganism to Christianity.
Christianity was illegal in the Roman Empire. And persecuting Christians was a national pastime. But Constantine changed all that. By first decreeing religious tolerance with the Edict of Milan (313). And following that up with the First Council of Nicaea (325). Where Christian bishops met to resolve some of their differences. And try for the first time to reach a consensus for the Christian church.
In time Christianity would spread throughout the empire. Through northern Europe. And all the way to Britannia (Roman Britain). But things were a little different going east. Where the eastern Christians did not see things the same way the western Christians did. Leading to the East-West Schism (1054). Giving us the Roman Catholic Church in the west. And the Eastern Orthodox Church in, of course, the east.
King Henry VIII was no fan of Martin Luther and he defended the Catholic Faith
The schism between east and west would prove to be a costly one. The Fourth Crusade (1202-1204) went to free the Holy Land from Islam. The European Crusaders were from the Latin Catholic Church. Who never made it to the Holy Land. But they did sack Constantinople. Where the Latin Crusaders slaughtered Orthodox Christians. Weakening the Eastern Roman Empire. Opening the door for Ottoman conquest (1453). And making the way clear for Islam to spread into Europe. So instead of freeing the Holy Land from Islam they brought Islam into Christian Europe. But that wouldn’t be the last Christian-on-Christian fighting.
In 1517 Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses attacking the Roman Catholic Church. In particular its selling of indulgences to buy your way into heaven. A funding scheme by Pope Leo X to pay for the rebuilding of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Thus kicking off the Protestant Reformation. A schism in Western Christianity. Splitting up Christianity in Europe between the Catholics and Protestants. Leading to centuries of warfare. Especially between Catholic Spain & France and Protestant England & Germany.
In England King Henry VIII was no fan of Martin Luther. And he defended the Catholic faith. But he had a problem with the Pope. For he wanted a divorce from his queen. Katherine of Aragon. So he would be free to marry Ann Boleyn. Well, the Pope said ‘no’. So Henry said goodbye to the Roman Catholic Church. And set up the Church of England. With Henry himself as the head of the church. Soon England was full of Catholics and Protestants. And they fought each other to maintain the true faith. Bitterly. And cruelly. The Church of England would swing between Catholicism and Protestantism through these turbulent times. From Henry VIII to Edward VI to Queen Mary to Elizabeth to James I.
James continued Elizabeth’s Persecution of Catholics which led to the Gunpowder Plot
James I was King James VI of Scotland. On the death of Elizabeth he moved south and took the English throne. Becoming James I of England. Scotland was Presbyterian (which fell in the Protestant camp). The Presbyterians did not like the Church of England for they felt it was virtually Catholic. Something the Catholics would disagree with. The Puritans (basically Protestants) also criticized the Church of England for being too Catholic. Which annoyed Elizabeth. So she persecuted both Puritans and Catholics. James was raised a Presbyterian but he hated Presbyterians. And Puritans. Who he thought were nothing more than Presbyterians who spoke more eloquently.
So the Puritans were a thorn in James’ side. This animosity between the Puritans and James would lead to the Puritans leaving England and eventually landing in the New World. James hated Puritans so much that he preferred Catholics over them. However, Elizabeth had taken England into a very anti-Catholic direction. And he did not want to appear to be soft when it came to Catholics. So he made life unpleasant for them. Even banished Catholic priests. Sick of this persecution of Catholics someone did something about it.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November
The gunpowder treason and plot
I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot
Robert Catesby planned the Gunpowder Plot. To rid England of anti-Catholic rule. The plan was to blow up Parliament by filling a cellar beneath the House of Lords with barrels of gunpowder. But someone tipped off Lord Monteagle. Authorities arrived in the cellar to find Guy Fawkes surrounded by barrels of gunpowder, a fuse in one hand and a match in the other. Leading to a new holiday in Britain. Guy Fawkes Day. Where people burned effigies of the Pope. To celebrate the Protestant victory over the ‘Catholic’ plot that tried to topple the government on the 5th of November in 1605. And providing even more animosity between Protestants and Catholics in England. Which would later erupt in the English Civil War (1642–1651). But today Guy Fawkes Day is just about fireworks and celebrations. Without the religious overtones it once had.
Tags: 5th of November, Catholic Church, Catholics, Christian, Christianity, Church of England, Constantine, East-West Schism, Eastern Orthodox Church, Elizabeth, England, Gunpowder Plot, Gunpowder Treason, Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes Day, Henry VIII, Holy Land, Islam, James I, Latin, Martin Luther, Pope, Presbyterian, Protestants, Puritans, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Empire, Scotland
Week in Review
American English is now the language international of aviation. Not British English. But American English. Because so many people speak it in the world. Which is why international pilots must be able to speak American English. So there is a common language for pilots and air traffic controllers to converse in. Making it easier to safely route airborne aircraft between countries.
What was another international language? Before there was a United States? What was the international language of diplomacy. Was it British English? No. It was French. The diplomats of the world spoke French. Making France a center of international diplomacy. Which is why if you look up ‘Treaty of Paris’ you will see more than one entry. France united Europe following the fall of the Roman Empire under Charlemagne. Helped made Europe Christian. And was a leading player in the Enlightenment.
French culture refined the world. And their food and drink made the world a more enjoyable place. In a word France was great. And being French meant something. Today the French are still fiercely proud of their history. And their culture. So proud that they have even expunged American words from their language. To keep the French language pure. Their French culture pure. So they take great offense when people come to their country and try to change their ways (see Second night of riots in Paris over ‘burka ban’ fine by Peter Allen posted 7/21/2013 on The Telegraph).
On both Friday and Saturday night heavily armed riot police could be seen taking part in running skirmishes with youths, while there were reports of flash guns being used to disperse the crowd.
The violence is the latest in a string of incidents related to the controversial “burka ban” which was introduced across France in 2011.
It means that women found guilty of wearing veils in public can be fined the equivalent of £130 and be forced to attend citizenship classes.
The French have no problem with people immigrating to their country. They have just one requirement. If you move into France then you must be French. That is you assimilate to the culture you join. You don’t try to assimilate the French into the culture you left. The way immigration should be. For if your country is so bad that you leave it for a better life you don’t bring what you’re leaving behind with you.
France made Europe Christian. And held to their Catholicism all during the Protestant Reformation and the religious wars that followed. It was hard to find more devout Catholics than the French. Then they made France secular during the French Revolution. As their religion had grown into an oppressor of the people. So the French don’t take kindly to public displays of religion. Especially any that infringe on the rights of the people. Choosing to wear a crucifix is one thing. Forcing women to wear a burka is another. That does not define the liberté of French Society. And doesn’t assimilate these immigrants into the French Culture.
So while the French are trying to save their culture the Americans are doing nothing to preserve theirs. They have porous borders. They don’t require immigrants to speak English. We must speak to them in their language. And we attack the religions of our Founders. While treating the Muslim faith with great reverence. Bending over backwards to accommodate the immigrant culture. While doing nothing to preserve the home culture. For apparently the Americans don’t love their culture as much as the French love theirs.
It’s a pity they Americans can’t be more like the French.
Tags: abortion, birth control, Christianity, Dubai, Islam, Muslim nations, political left, rape, war on women
With the Fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 Islam spread Unchecked into Christian Lands
Constantine the Great moved the capital of the Roman Empire to a place on the Bosporus. Where the ancient city of Byzantium once sat. Where Asia met Europe. Where the Mediterranean Sea met the Black Sea. And the great rivers beyond. The Danube. Dnieper. And the Don. Constantine named his new city Constantinople. And made it a jewel. With great Christian churches. To celebrate his new conversion to Christianity. Which started following the Battle of the Milvian Bridge. Where on the eve of battle Constantine and his soldiers had a vision of the Christian God. Promising them victory if they placed His symbol on their shields. Which they did. And they won.
Constantine spared no expense in his new city. Which was easy to do because it was a very wealthy city. For the greatest trade routes went through the Bosporus. Which is why when the western half of the Roman Empire fell the eastern half, or the Byzantine Empire, carried on for another thousand years. Give or take. As it thrived on that trade pouring through it. Especially from the Far East. Along the Silk Road. Which peaked during the Byzantine Empire. Bringing the exotic goods of the Far East west. From silk to porcelain to spices. Which flowed unhindered to Christian Europe while the Christians still controlled the Byzantine Empire.
But all good things must come to an end. Thanks to the Seljuk Turks. And the rise of the Ottoman Empire. Islam had united the Arab people. And with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottomans in 1453 Islam spread unchecked into Christian lands. Up through the Balkans into southern Europe. Lands they would contest for time and again. Making for some bitter Christian-Muslim animosity that continues into modern times. But more crucially at the time was the loss of control over that trade from the Far East. Making those goods not as reasonably priced as they once were. Which proved to be quite the problem. As the European Christians had grown quite fond of them. Luckily for them, they could do something about that. Thanks to all of those wars they fought with the Muslims. The Crusades. Which brought back a lot of Greek books of science that were collecting dust in some of the old great Greek cities all around the Mediterranean. Founded during the Hellenistic period. Which came before the Roman Empire. Thanks to a fellow by the name of Alexander the Great. Who spread Greek learning throughout the known world after he conquered it.
Christopher Columbus sailed West to establish Far East Trade without going through Muslim-Controlled Constantinople
From those books the Europeans were able to become better sailors. On ships that could catch the wind and navigate their way great distances. Portugal and Spain led the way. Prince Henry (1394-1460), the Navigator, trained navigators in Portugal. His students pushed further and further down the African coast until Bartholomeu Dias rounded the Cape of Good Hope (1486). Vasco de Gama would round the Cape of Good Hope and sail up the eastern coast of Africa all the way to India (1498). Pedro Álvares Cabral was heading south to round the Cape of Good Hope in (1500). Swung out too far west. And ran into Brazil in South America.
Spain then financed the voyages of Christopher Columbus. Who had read that the earth was round. And wanted to prove it. As well as spread Christianity. Columbus wanted to find a way west to the Far East. Sure it was just beyond the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. After a voyage longer than his near mutinous crew expected they finally landed on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas (1492). Thinking he found an ocean passage to the Far East. Around the Muslim controlled land route. He would later understand that he had found the New World. Which we would be calling Columbia. Had his dispatches beat a Florentine passenger’s on a Portuguese ship who wrote about what he saw. Amerigo Vespucci. Which is why there is not a North Columbia, a Central Columbia and a South Columbia. Instead, there is a North America, a Central America and a South America.
With Columbus’ success Spain financed others. Vasco Núñez Balboa. Who crossed the Isthmus of Panama and reached the Pacific Ocean (1513). Ferdinand Magellan. Who sailed around South America through the Straits of Magellan and into the Pacific Ocean. Sailing on to the Far East. And back home. Being the first to circumnavigate the globe (1519-1522). Hernán Cortés. Who conquered the brutal Aztec regime in Mexico (1521). Eventually the Spanish would bring great riches of gold and silver back to the Old World. Meanwhile France financed Jacques Cartier in his attempt to find a Northwest Passage to the Pacific. Who sailed up the St. Lawrence River to Montreal (1534). Then Samuel de Champlain founded Quebec (1608). Where they established a lucrative fur trade with the native Indians.
Cultivating Tobacco took Large Tracts of Farmland which required more Laborers that they had in the Colonies
Queen Elizabeth of England financed Walter Raleigh. Who explored the coast of North America (1584). Looking for a place to settle a colony. On a subsequent voyage he brought 100 settlers with him. And settled a colony at Roanoke, North Carolina (1585). Which became the Lost Colony of Roanoke (1591). The Virginia Company of London, a joint-stock company, would have better luck. They raised financing by selling stock shares to investors who would share in any profits of the colony. Christopher Newport led a voyage that established the first permanent English settlement in the New World. At Jamestown (1607).
Though the Americas were not the Far East it was a vast landmass with inexhaustible resources. And endless tracts of fertile soil. The possibilities were endless. The marriage of John Rolfe to Pocahontas (1614) provided an uneasy peace between the settlers and their Indian neighbors. Then Rolfe figured out how to cure tobacco (1612). Something the English began smoking after Columbus observed the Cubans sticking burning rolls of tobacco in a nostril. The English refined smoking with a pipe. And they really enjoyed it. Importing vast quantities from the Spanish colonies in America. Thanks to Rolfe, though, the English could produce their own tobacco. Once they worked out a few problems.
Cultivating tobacco took large tracts of farmland. But to put large tracts of farmland into production you needed laborers. And in 1612 Virginia there just weren’t a lot of colonists living there yet. The demand for labor far outstripped the supply. So they tried to satisfy that demand with indentured servants. Preferably from Europe. Even criminals from English jails. As well as from Africa. Who worked in bondage during their indentures. Then went free. Until around the 1660s. When things changed. Starting in the southern colonies. Where slavery became hereditary. For Africans, at least. Like it was in the Old World. Where peasants and serfs were bonded to the land. Once a slave. Always a slave. And if your parent was a slave so were you. Like it was in ancient Athens. At the end of the Western Roman Empire. And in the Muslim world.
Muslim didn’t only enslave Christians. They also established slave markets with African slave traders. Who opened their markets to the Portuguese, the Spanish, the French and the English. To help them meet that soaring demand for labor during the early days of the New World colonies. When there were so few colonists. Who found their way to the New World in the first place because of the Muslim conquest of Constantinople. Which sent the Europeans to the seas to find a western way to the Far East. And when they did they discovered the New World. Creating the largest market ever for African slaves. And the greatest convulsions in the New World as they struggled to end slavery in the Americas.
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Week in Review
The American left is not a fan of Christianity. They don’t like their moralizing. Their opposition to abortion. Even the Catholic’s opposition to birth control. So they attack and belittle Christians every chance they get. And they say and do some pretty horrible things. The more outrageous or blasphemous the more the left seems to enjoy it. But they don’t dare criticize Islam. Which Christianity pales against when it comes to moralizing, birth control, abortion and the brutal oppression of women (see Bill Maher hammers Islam: ‘It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it’ by Jeff Poor posted 6/22/2013 on The Daily Caller).
“The problem is, the Arab Spring kind of turned into the Arab Winter,” Maher said. “And Saudi Arabia, I mean, is the most conservative of all. As people criticize me for what I say about the Muslims. I love all people. And it’s funny because the people that come up to me privately say, ‘Bill, I’m with you about the Muslims.’ It’s the American Muslims. It’s the liberals here who don’t quite get it. We’re not criticizing people. We’re criticizing a belief system that turns people into something we wish they wouldn’t be.”
But he also observed that compared to other religions, Islam gets a pass on some of its practices.
“But, you know, Mecca is the capital of the country,” he continued. “And they routinely put people to death … the religious capital, but it’s equivalent to like the Vatican, right — with Catholicism. And, if at the Vatican, they were putting people to death for homosexuality and apostasy, and, you know, adultery — things like that, I feel that there would be a big outcry. I feel that liberals would be upset about that, and it is the center of the religion. It’s a ‘mecca.’”
The enemy of my enemy is my friend. And as long as Christianity is around some on the left will tolerate Islam no matter what they do. Even the feminists. And those who support gay rights. They’ll attack Christianity for every transgression, real or imagined. But they won’t criticize Islam. Even though if given the choice these people would choose to live under Christianity over Islam. For while Christianity may moralize against them. They’re not publicly executing anyone. At worst they just have to listen to the Christians about how they’re going to burn in hell for whatever ‘sin’ they’re engaging in. Which even they will have to concede is a lot more pleasant than being beheaded or stoned to death.
Tags: abortion, Bill Maher, birth control, Christianity, Christians, Islam, liberals, moralizing, Muslims
Conservatives exact their Revenge on a Tyrannical Government in the Voting Booth
The Obama administration is working hard to protect Americans. By keeping an eye on what they feel is the greatest threat to American security. Anti-government conservatives. Who they want to track. They want to monitor. They even want people to report friends, family members, neighbors, coworkers and acquaintances who say anything critical of government. Even in jest. This is why they kept the reviled and most hated Patriot Act law. That thing the left attacked the Bush Administration for using to spy on Americans talking to people in other countries with known ties to terrorists. Once in power, though, they found the Patriot Act not all that bad after all. For it gave them a lot of power to track enemies of the state. People that disagree with them.
Timothy McVeigh hated the federal government. And he blew up the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City in 1995 because of what the federal government did in the Waco Siege (1993). Ending that siege by burning the place down. Killing some 76 people. And what happened at Ruby Ridge (1992). Where the federal government brought in the FBI, U.S. marshals and the ATF to take on a man, his children, his wife and a friend. The government laid siege to this family’s cabin in remote Montana. That ended after government agents killed the man’s son and wife. Both sieges were examples of excessive use of force by the federal government against private citizens. Which angered McVeigh. Who set off that bomb at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building to incite a revolt against the Federal government. To get the people to rise up and throw over this tyrannical federal government.
But no one rose up. He was alone. The Waco Siege and Ruby Ridge started a militia movement. Where private citizens dressed up in camouflaged uniforms. Went to meetings. Practiced combat drills in the field on the weekends. And did a lot of speaking out about the abuses of the federal government. But then they put away their camouflaged uniforms Sunday night. And went back to work Monday morning. For these people did not think like Timothy McVeigh. They only talked about fending off the government’s assault on the Constitution, their religion and their traditions. Things that they held dear. And these same things prevented them from ever doing anything like what McVeigh did. No. Their fight was in the voting booth. That’s where they exacted their revenge on a tyrannical government. By voting them out of office. The legal way. The way the things they held dear told them how to exact their revenge on a tyrannical government. Peacefully. And lawfully. By keeping true to the Constitution, their religion and their traditions.
The worst Attacks against America were by Radical Islamists or People with Mental Health Problems
The so-called anti-government conservatives are not a threat to America. Unless you call being good, law-abiding citizens a threat to America. They may be opposed to government policies they see as attacking the things they hold dear. Burt they’re not out there committing violent acts of terrorism. They are not inciting people to commit violent acts of terrorism. They are only exercising their right to free speech. Yes, there have been some who have broken the law. But these were lone wolves if ever there was a lone wolf. Like McVeigh. But the most infamous mass murderers have not been conservatives. For conservatives love America. And the culture and traditions that made this country great. They are proud to be Americans. Which is why they don’t attack America.
The Boston Marathon bombers were radical Islamists. Who hated America. Adam Lanza suffered from mental health problems and felt no empathy for the innocent children and adults he killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre (2012). Radical Islamists killed the American Ambassador in Benghazi and 3 others (2012). Because they hate America. James Holmes suffered from mental health problems and felt no empathy for the innocent people he killed in the Century movie theater in Aurora, Colorado (2012). Jared Loughner suffered from mental health problems and felt no empathy for Representative Gabrielle Giffords or the others he shot in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona (2011). Seung-Hui Cho suffered from mental health problems and felt no empathy for the 32 people he killed at Virginia Tech (2007). Nidal Hasan was a radical Islamist who hated America. Shouting “Allahu Akbar” before he killed 13 and wounded 30 at Fort Hood. The 9/11 terrorists were radical Islamists who hated America. They killed about 3,000 Americans in one coordinated attack (2001). Radical Islamists bombed the American Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya (1998). Killing in excess of 200 people. Because they hated America. Radical Islamists bombed the World Trade Center (1993). Killing 6 and injuring more than a thousand. Because they hated America. Between 1978 and 1995 Theodore Kaczynski (aka the Unabomber) killed 3 and wounded 23 in a mail bombing campaign. Because he was as leftist radical that hated Western Civilization. Wanting America to stop using technology. And suffered from mental health problems.
These are some of the worst attacks against America. And there are two common threads in all of these attacks. The perpetrators were either radical Islamists. Or people suffering from mental health problems. Neither of which embraces the U.S. Constitution, our Judeo-Christian values or our traditions. Unlike the conservatives the Obama administration works so hard to protect America from. No, they attack law-abiding conservatives. Call them radical. Anti-American. For not blindly supporting the Obama administration’s policies. And they blame guns. Not the failure of our mental health system to pull these dangerous people off the streets.
Everything is Political to the left—even National Security
They blame guns because the Constitution protects gun ownership. Another Constitutional right the conservatives support. Giving the Obama administration another way to attack conservatives. Telling people that conservatives would rather see innocent men, women and children die from gun violence rather than place any restrictions on gun ownership. Which is but one way the Obama administration attacks conservatives, their religion and their traditions.
An NBA player recently came out of the closet. Announcing that he was gay. And the Left rejoiced. The Daily Show audience roared with applause. As they do every time there is positive news about anything LGBT related. Why? Because the left rejoices any time someone attacks American culture and traditions. Especially those Judeo-Christian values we built the country on. Or the concept of the traditional family. Things the left hates. Continues to attack. And indoctrinates our children to reject. So the left can pull these children away from their parents. Teaching these kids to look to the government instead of their parents. That the federal government is the source of all of our happiness and prosperity. Thus making them lifelong Democrat voters.
It is hard to conclude anything else when the left believes conservatives are a greeter enemy to America than radical Islam. Or the failures of our mental health system. Things the left doesn’t attack. Always finding some sympathetic way to explain them away. Finding some way to blame them on America in general. And conservatives in particular. For everything is political to the left. Even national security. Everything is about winning the next election. Which they work on by constantly attacking their political opponents. Christians. Traditionalists. The family. Parents. And, of course, conservatives.
Tags: Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, American culture and traditions, Christian, conservatives, federal government, guns, Islam, Islamists, Judeo-Christian values, lone wolf, mental health problems, national security, Obama administration, Patriot Act, radical Islamists, Religion, Ruby Ridge, terrorism, terrorists, Timothy McVeigh, traditions, Waco Siege
Week in Review
After the Boston marathon bombing all we’re hearing from those on the left and in the mainstream media is that it was a terrorist attack. And probably not related to the bombers’ religion. Islam. Even though the bombers were ethnic Chechens. Who lived for a time in Dagestan. Where Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother, lived for 6 months last year. But what does that mean? It’s not like Dagestan is a hotbed of Islamist extremism (see Two militants shot dead in Russia’s Dagestan by Alexei Anishchuk posted 4/24/2013 on Reuters).
Security officers shot dead two suspected militants in Russia’s volatile North Caucasus republic of Dagestan, the epicenter of an Islamist insurgency, the National Anti-Terrorist Committee said on Wednesday.
Moscow is struggling to quell the persistent attacks by Islamist militants more than a decade after it fought two separatist wars in the adjacent republic of Chechnya.
Well, I guess that’s exactly what Dagestan is. A hotbed of Islamist extremism. Nay, the epicenter of an Islamist insurgency. Where Tamerlan lived for 6 months. And from some accounts wanted to stay in Dagestan. The epicenter of an Islamist insurgency. Just so he could spend time with his mom and dad. Apparently.
At least this was what those on the left and in the mainstream media would have you believe. Because they can’t say things like ‘Islamist extremism’. ‘Muslim terrorist’. ‘Islamist militants’. Or ‘radical Islam’. For one it doesn’t fit the narrative. President Obama killed Osama bin Laden. Winning the War on Terror. And when you won that war you can’t refer to your vanquished enemy as if they still exist. So that’s one reason. Another reason is that the American left just hates Christianity so much that they want to show nothing but tolerance to Islam. Because Islam hates Christianity, too.
And then there’s that other reason. President Obama was going to kill them with kindness. Sort of like FDR with Joseph Stalin. Who was going to make Stalin like him. And once he did FDR was going to turn on that FDR charm to get whatever he wanted from him. (Ironically, it was Stalin who got everything he wanted from FDR). Which was what President Obama was going to do. For he was sure the only reason why radical Islam was attacking America was because of George W. Bush. Bush made the Islamists hate America by acting so tough and mean to them. So President Obama was going to show them the softer side America. (The side that didn’t have drones raining down death on the occasional innocent bystander). A George W. Bush-free side of America. And turn on the Obama charm. It just couldn’t fail. And it would have worked, too, if only it hadn’t failed.
Islamists hate us. And want to kill us. Case in point the Boston Marathon bombing. This despite Osama bin Laden being dead. And President Obama’s charm. In fact, they don’t respect President Obama. They respect George W. Bush. But not president Obama. Because tough and mean they respect. But displays of weakness? They look at that with contempt. Which is why terrorist activity increased during the Obama presidency. Because they just don’t respect a man dripping with weakness. And you just can’t drip more weakness than when you go out of your way so as not to offend the people trying to kill you.
Tags: bombers, Boston marathon, Chechens, Dagestan, George W. Bush, Islam, Islamist extremism, Islamist insurgency, Islamist militants, Islamists, Osama bin Laden, radical Islam, terrorist attack
Osama bin Laden may be Dead but Islamic Extremism is on the Rise
It didn’t take long to blame America for the Boston Marathon bombings. Before we knew who the bombers were those on the left were hoping and praying that the bombers were radical conservatives. A rightwing militia nut. Or a member of the Tea party. Anyone but a Muslim. And when we learned that the bombers were Muslim the Left found new ways to blame America. For the left hates conservatives. And for some reason has a soft spot for radical Islamists. Radical Islam is not to blame for the bombings. The War in Afghanistan is. The Iraq War. And all of those drone strikes. In general it’s this imperial aggression of America that is to blame. Not this poor 19-year old kid and his brother. And until we learn this we are going to keep radicalizing innocent 19-year old kids. Making them place bombs next to 8-year old boys.
The Americans helped liberate Libya from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Who had become an American ally in the War on Terror after the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Despite this we helped the rebels based in Benghazi overthrow Gaddafi. Who they eventually caught. And killed without a trial. Since then Benghazi grew into a hotbed of anti-Western Islamic radicalism. Despite the West having helped them overthrow Gaddafi. It got so bad that after an attempt on the life of the British ambassador the British pulled out of Benghazi. While the American ambassador asked his superiors for additional security. Which his superiors denied. Because President Obama had won the War on Terror. Osama bin Laden is dead. And General Motors is alive. This was their campaign slogan. We should reelect the president because he won the War on Terror. By killing bin Laden. It was just like President George W. Bush on that aircraft carrier. This was President Obama’s ‘mission accomplished’ banner. And he just couldn’t jeopardize his reelection chances by increasing security to protect the American diplomatic mission against a vanquished enemy.
So this is one reason why the left has a soft spot for radical Islamists. To say we have a problem with radical Islamism would bring this horrible policy record to light. Which they really didn’t want to do for it finally made the left look tough on national security. For they have appeared weak on national defense since LBJ. And they didn’t like LBJ being tough on national defense. Which is why they emasculated the Defense Department afterwards. Which was all well and fine with those on the left until our enemies started attacking us. Giving the Republicans the advantage in elections during times when there were threats to national security. But killing Osama bin Laden changed that. Finally it was the left that demonstrated strength in national security. For they won the War on Terror by killing Osama bin Laden. Or so they believed. Thus negating one of the Republican’s campaign advantages. Which not only helped George W. Bush win reelection. But it helped President Obama win reelection. Despite one of the worst economic recoveries in U.S. history. And a pretty poor foreign policy record. He may have killed America’s number one enemy, Osama bin Laden, but he did nothing to help the Iranians overthrow their oppressive dictatorship. America’s new number one enemy. But he did help overthrow longtime American ally Hosni Mubarak. And now Egypt is under control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Who is closely allied with Iran. And our thanks for helping the Libyans overthrow their oppressor? We’re seeing al Qaeda gaining strength in Libya. Who killed our ambassador. And three other Americans. So the president’s foreign policy is making the Middle East a less safe place. And more anti-American. But Osama bin Laden is dead. And General Motors is alive.
The American Left fears American Conservatism more than Islamic Extremism
With the capture of 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev President Obama was anxious to downplay the bombers’ religion. That we shouldn’t rush to judgment just because the bombers were Muslim. He didn’t even use words like ‘Islamist’ or ‘Islamist terrorist’. For he has worked hard to convince the American people that there is no militant Islamist element still trying to kill Americans because of their religion. And when two radical Islamists killed and maimed Americans because of their religion he lectured Americans sternly not to make anything of this fact.
“In this age of instant reporting, tweets, and blogs, there’s a temptation to latch on to any bit of information sometimes to jump to conclusions. When a tragedy like this happens, with public safety at risk and the stakes so high, it’s important that we do this right. That’s why we have investigations. That’s why we relentlessly gather the facts, that’s why we have courts. That’s why we take care not to rush to judgment, not about the motivations of these individuals and certainly not about entire groups of people,” he said.
And this despite Islamic extremism in the United States increasing during his presidency. According to Wikipedia during the 8 years of George W. bush there were 5 Islamist terrorist attacks and 10 failed plots.
While during about 4 years of the Obama presidency things got worse.
*Not included on original source cited. See Benghazi attack.
During the approximate 4 years of the Obama administration there have been 4 Islamist terrorist attacks and 18 failed plots. So clearly Islamist extremism is getting worse. Not better. And yet all we hear from this administration and their allies in the mainstream media is that Islam is a religion of peace. While the real enemy to fear is American conservatism. Despite the record clearly showing that the thing to fear is Islamic extremism. For it is Muslim terrorists killing Americans every chance they get. Not American conservatives. So why is it that the American left has such a soft spot for radical Islamists?
The Adage ‘the Enemy of my Enemy is my Friend’ has brought Radical Islamists and the American Left Together
During the 2012 presidential election the most important things to women were free birth control and abortion. According to the Democrats. Who advanced the idea about a Republican war on women. When George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney if he wanted to take birth control away from women. The next thing you knew birth control and abortion were women’s health issues. And if women didn’t vote Democrat they would die from an epidemic of cancer and never have sex again unless they were in some loveless marriage making babies instead of enjoying a career. The ultimate goal of this strategy? If the left can turn people away from Christianity they can turn people away from the Republican party. For while a lot of people identify themselves as fiscally conservative a lot of these same people still identify themselves as socially liberal. And the more they can drive a wedge between these two groups within the Republican Party the more socially liberal Republicans they can push into the Democrat Party. Hence the relentless assault on Christianity. Who they identify as controlling the Republican Party. This Religious Right. Who they paint as wanting to return women back to a time when they were obedient wives serving their masters. Like they were in the Fifties. This is what piety and morality was all about. Controlling women. And the only way to prevent this from happening was to allow women to have sex outside of marriage. For if they can do that and have a career they would have no need for a husband. This was real freedom. And this was what the Republican Party and the Religious Right were against. All the left had to do was to get these socially liberals to see this simple fact. And they found a very simple way of doing that. Sex.
The Left likes having their sex. It’s what defined them in the Sixties when they kicked off the sexual revolution. These baby boomers were so into personal gratification that they earned the moniker the Me generation. During the Seventies they enjoyed their swinging life style. Drugs. And casual sex. A lot of it. With a lot of different partners. Even married couples were getting into the action with open marriages and wife swapping. It was a time of anything goes. Whatever felt good they did. No matter how much Christianity disapproved of it. And were vocal about it. Which fueled the left’s hatred of Christianity. Who are always trying to judge them. Telling them how they should live their lives. Which just frosts their shorts on the left. So they flaunted their lifestyles in front of Christians. Mocked Christians. Belittled them in television and the movies. Insulting them with blasphemous images they call art. Attacked their traditions. And tried to remove any signs of Christianity from public life. They removed it from our schools. And banned Christ from Christmas displays. When they weren’t trying to attack Christianity they were trying to change it. By making Catholics hand out free birth control in their institutions. Including the abortion pill. And demanding that they changed church doctrine to recognize same-sex marriage.
So the left is no friend of Christianity. Which brings us to why they have such a soft spot for radical Islamists. For they hate Christianity as much as they do. And you know what they say. The enemy of my enemy is my friend. So they relish radical Islam’s hatred of Christianity. Despite radical Islam hating the lifestyle of the Godless left more than Christians. And having a real war on women. A brutal one at that. Even condoning the honor killing of women. But the left overlooks all of this and tells us we mustn’t rush to judgment whenever radical Islam kills Americans. But we should be scared of conservative Republicans. Because they may make us pay for own birth control. Or may actually put the abortion issue up to a vote of the people. Instead of leaving it to the whims of liberal Supreme Court justices. A fate too horrible even to consider on the left. So they attack Republicans. And Christianity. As well as make Faustian bargains with radical Islam. But in radical Islam’s seething hatred of America it is the left’s lifestyle they hate most. And while the radical Islamists are enjoying the free pass they’re getting from the American left it doesn’t mean they like them. They may tolerate them. Because the enemy of my enemy is my friend. But that tolerance will be short-lived. For radical Islam is about as tolerant as the American left.
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Week in Review
We’ve had some people with mental health problems obtain firearms and go on shooting sprees on soft targets. Grade schools. Colleges. Theaters. High schools. The government’s answer to these? Take guns away from law-abiding people. As they don’t appear to want to track people with mental health problems. Which would be easier. Because there are a lot of warning signs. Schools complain about strange and disturbing behavior. Strange and disturbing enough to expel some people from school. But it ends there. And these people wander free amongst us. Family members have even tried to get these people committed for public safety concerns. But doing that today is so difficult that few can get people who are a danger to themselves or to the public committed. Changing this would make grade schools, colleges, theaters and high schools safer than new gun control legislation. For using guns is not the only way to kill soft targets (see Boston bombers: FBI hunting 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by Christopher Bucktin and Andy Lines posted 4/21/2013 on the Mirror).
The FBI was last night hunting a 12-strong terrorist “sleeper cell” linked to the Boston marathon bomb brothers.
Police believe Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were specially trained to carry out the devastating attack.
More than 1,000 FBI operatives were last night working to track down the cell and arrested a man and two women 60 miles from Boston in the hours before Dzhokhar’s dramatic capture after a bloody shootout on Friday.
A source close to the investigation said: “We have no doubt the brothers were not acting alone. The devices used to detonate the two bombs were highly sophisticated and not the kind of thing people learn from Google.
“They were too advanced. Someone gave the brothers the skills and it is now our job to find out just who they were. Agents think the sleeper cell has up to a dozen members and has been waiting several years for their day to come…”
Investigators have begun piecing together how the “well-mannered” brothers of Chechen origin were radicalised. Neighbours of the family said older brother Tamerlan had recently become obsessed with Islam. He mysteriously left the US in January last year to spend six months in Russia. Yesterday senior FBI counter-terrorism official Kevin Brock said: “It’s a key thread for investigators.”
It also emerged the Bureau interviewed Tamerlan two years ago, at the request of the Russian government, but could not establish that he had ties to terrorist radicals.
This was despite his worrying Russian-language YouTube page featuring links to extremist Islamic sites and others since taken down by YouTube.
One link showed an hour-long speech by an Islamic teacher called Shaykh Feiz Mohammed, while other videos are labled “Terrorists” and “Islam”.
The radical cleric, with links to extremist British Muslims, encouraged his followers to become martyrs for Islam. He said: “Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid…”
US Government officials have said the brothers were not under surveillance as possible militants. And an FBI statement said the matter was closed because interviews with Tamerlan and family members “did not find any terrorism activity, domestic or foreign”. But now they believe the pair, who emigrated to the United States from Dagestan about a decade ago, were part of a terror cell.
If there is a sleeper cell they may be able find a trail to them by exploring the past lives of the two bombers. There were a lot of warning signs before the bombings we missed. Perhaps we’ll be able to see them when we’re actually looking for them.
It almost appears that we have a problem looking at people. Whether they’re people with mental health problems. Or domestic terrorists. It’s as bad as our airport security. Where we’re patting down every grandmother and child. We need to start profiling people. Not so much by skin color. But by behavior. And with good questioning. “Where are you traveling? Who are you visiting? Where does he work? What’s his boss’ name? Where does his wife work? How good are you at making bombs?” Depending on the answers to these questions security either moves on to someone else. Or they pull this person aside for further questioning.
We need well-trained and highly skilled people. So we don’t turn the country into a police state. Observe everyone. Question those whose behavior looks off in some way. And read their body language. Is he searching for answers? Or do they appear too well rehearsed? Does he seem nervous? Is he avoiding eye contact? Is he sweating? Does he laugh at the bomb question? Or does he flinch involuntarily? Does he seem different from other travelers? Is he carrying a large backpack and doesn’t appear interested in what everyone else is interested in? Like a marathon? If so perhaps security should approach this person. Talk to him. Ask what’s inside that backpack. And search that backpack. You can’t search everyone standing along a marathon course. But you can have security mingling through the crowds looking for things that are not like other things.
Of course before you can do that you have to admit that there are people out there that want to hurt us. That there is a War on Terror. And not explain terrorist attacks away as workplace violence (the Fort Hood shooting). Or say that al Qaeda is on the ropes and deny additional security requests in a hot bed of Islamist activity (Benghazi). Just because it wouldn’t look good during an election campaign where a common refrain was Osama bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.
To fight the War on Terror will require some in government to stop putting politics first. The gun control debate is more about passing long-desired legislation than it is about making our kids safe. To prevent the senseless slaughter of innocent people by people with mental health problems it would be far more effective to institutionalize these people that are a risk to themselves and to the public. And to protect us from further acts of domestic terrorism we have to be able to say words like Muslim extremist. Militant Islamist. Islamist terrorist. For even Bill Maher has said that Islam is the one faith that has a history of killing Americans. Not all Muslims are terrorists. But Muslims carry out the majority of terrorist attacks. And until you accept that fact how are you going to defend the United States against militant Islam? For you can’t fight this war with one arm tied behind your back because of political correctness. Which means when we’re profiling people we have to look at those who are most likely to kill us in a terrorist attack. People who travel to hotbeds of Islamist activity. Those who are kicked out of mosques for being too radical. People who have YouTube pages featuring links to extremist Islamic sites. And what do these all have in common? That word the Obama administration does not like to use attached to any acts of domestic terrorism. Muslim.
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Week in Review
Christians and Jews are under pressure for their beliefs. And their existence. The recent attacks against the Catholic Church by the Obama administration forced the church to defend its Constitutional protections from such state interference. Catholic theology does not permit the use of birth control. Or abortions. Obamacare tried to force Catholic institutions to provide insurance coverage that paid for birth control and abortion. Even though it’s a violation of conscience for Catholics. You can support and advocate the use of birth control and abortion. You just can’t be Catholic if you do. At least, according to Catholic theology.
Christians are constantly being maligned for their opposition to gay marriage. And their belief that marriage should be between a man and a woman. People calling this Christian position archaic. And out of touch. That not only do Christians hate women (because they preach abstinence instead of birth control and abortion) they also hate gays and lesbians. Some going so far to say that Christians are persecuting gays and lesbians. In a cruel and oppressive theocracy.
Jews living in Israel live under the constant threat of rocket and mortar fire into their cities. The surrounding Arab lands want to replace the state of Israel with a Palestinian state. Islamist groups Hezbollah and Hamas refuse to recognize the state of Israel and fight for its destruction. The Islamist state of Iran feels the same way. And funds and supplies Hezbollah and Hamas in their Israeli attacks. Despite all of this hostility against the state of Israel, the most important and loyal US ally in the region, there are those in the US that want Israel to surrender land and go back to the pre 1967 borders. Borders that would greatly weaken Israel’s ability to defend herself. This despite the fact that Israel is the greatest democracy in the region. Where Jew, Christian, Muslim, straight and gay all live with the same rights and protections in the Israeli state. Which is a lot more than you can say about some other nations in the region (see ‘Emo’ killings raise alarms in Iraq by LARA JAKES, Associated Press, posted 3/11/2012 on Yahoo! News).
Officials and human rights groups estimated as many as 58 Iraqis who are either gay or believed to be gay have been killed in the last six weeks alone — forecasting what experts fear is a return to the rampant hate crimes against homosexuals in 2009. This year, eyewitnesses and human rights groups say some of the victims have been bludgeoned to death by militiamen smashing in their skulls with heavy cement blocks…
Like many places in the Muslim world, homosexuality is extremely taboo in Iraq. Anyone perceived to be gay is considered a fair target, and the perpetrators of the violence often go free. The militants likely behind the violence intimidate the local police and residents so there is even less incentive to investigate the crimes.
Emo is short for “emotional” and in the West generally identifies teens or young adults who listen to alternative music, dress in black, and have radical hairstyles. Emos are not necessarily gay, but they are sometimes stereotyped as such…
The Quran specifically forbids homosexuality, and Islamic militias in Iraq long have targeted gays in what they term “honor killings” to preserve the religious idea that families should be led by a husband and a wife. Those who do not abide by this belief are issued death sentences by the militias, according to the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq, a human rights watchdog group. The same militias target women who have extramarital affairs…
He said an estimated 750 gay Iraqis have been killed because of their sexual orientation since 2006.
America is not the brutal theocracy some would claim it to be. At least nothing like that in the Islamic world. Where there is no separation of church and state. And no tolerance to those who don’t toe the state religion line. Yet people in America attack Christianity and Judaism. But are pretty mum on Islam. Deferring to their cultural and religious beliefs. Unlike they will for Christianity and Judaism. Case in point the recent pressure on Catholic institutions to pay for birth control and abortion.
Where do you think these religious critics would rather live? Especially the gay and lesbian community? The United States? Israel? Iraq. Or Iran? A rhetorical question. For it is clear they would rather choose the intolerance in America or Israel over the intolerance in Iraq or Iran any day. Because the intolerance in American and Israel stops at moralizing. It doesn’t advocate the use of cement blocks.
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