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From The Pit of Hell – Evil Obama Has Declared War on The Church and Ann Barnhardt Tells it Like it Is
Prayer is not the end in and of itself. All of your life of prayer has had the objective of making you ready and capable of ACTING when action was required. Now is that moment. If you retreat into prayer, claiming that prayer without any action is your vocation, then you are the equivalent of a supercharged 427 Camaro, in park, with the throttle mashed. You will never move an inch. You are a complete waste of human capital and energy. YOU HAVE TO PUT THE CAR IN GEAR. YOU HAVE TO ENGAGE THE TRANSMISSION, SO THAT THE HORSEPOWER GENERATED BY THE MOTOR IS CONVEYED TO THE DRIVESHAFT AND THEN TO THE AXLE, AND FROM THE AXLE TO THE GROUND. YOU HAVE TO BE A MAN AND ACT.
Action is the point of your existence and the point of your vocation.
The so-called Obama Compromise on contraception, sterilization, and abortifacient coverage is pure, dripping, sulfuric evil from the pit of hell. And anyone who can’t see it is either a Marxist who is in league with the devil himself, or is stupid to the point of being unfit to walk the streets without direct supervision. Like I said, let the great and terrible sifting of men begin.
Obama said this morning that insurance coverage provided by religious institutions who object to BABY KILLING will simply call the BABY KILLING coverage “free”, as in provided “gratis” by the insurance company itself, but still included in the coverage.
HOW FRICKING STUPID DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO NOT SEE THAT THIS IS A STONE-COLD CON, AND A STUPID CON AT THAT?
Nothing is free. The only people who think that there is “free” anything are slackjawed, mouth-breathing imbeciles and those who are in league with satan. An insurance policy that doesn’t cover contraception, sterilization and abortifacients (with zero copay, too, don’t forget) costs, let’s say $200 per month. Add the BABY KILLING ASPECTS outlined above and the cost is, let’s say, $220 per month. Obama is saying that the religious organizations will still pay the $220 but lie to themselves and to God and claim that the $220 doesn’t cover BABY KILLING, the women will still get their BABY KILLING coverage with zero copay, and the insurance company will just say, “yeah, we threw that in for free”.
HOW STUPID, HOW STUPID, HOW STUPID do you have to be to fall for this abject BULLSHIT?
So now, not only does Obama demand that the Church pay for BABY KILLING, but now Obama is saying that the Church has to break the Eighth Commandment by LYING to itself, to those it provides insurance for, to the citizens of the United States, to the entire world, and to God Himself and claim that they aren’t REALLY providing BABY KILLING coverage.
Barack Obama and his regime are a collective anti-christ from the pit of hell itself. You priests and bishops need to wake the hell up and get this through your thick skulls. YOU DON’T COMPROMISE WITH EVIL. You don’t DIALOG WITH SATAN. YOU DON’T PLAY POLITICS AND NEGOTIATE WITH A DEMON. You hoist the banner of Christ, fix your bayonet and charge that son of a bitch with every ounce of strength you have, and then you fight until either the enemy is totally defeated, or you are dead. That’s your choice, gentlemen. That’s your VOCATION. The war is begun. You either fight OR SHUT UP AND GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY, and then beg God to have mercy on your pathetic, faithless, cowardly ass whilst others take up your slack and die in your stead.
The only appropriate answer to this satanic Obama filth is:
GO. TO. HELL.
Look, Father! It’s a picture of YOU!
From Ann Barnhardt at: http://barnhardt.biz/
FLORIDA School Board votes to allow terrorist front group CAIR to indoctrinate public school students with Islamic propaganda
Hillsborough County School Board blindly ignored 10,000 emails to each official, votes to allow Hamas-linked CAIR to brainwash children with a whitewashed version of Islam. Allowing unindicted co-conspirators in terror financing activities, who are known for defending people whose actions are hostile to America, to teach unedited propaganda to students is borderline treason.
Click here to send your email objecting to the school board’s decision.
Florida Family Association sent out two email alerts and posted an online article which reported that Hillsborough County School Board members were allowing CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) officials to indoctrinate school children with propaganda including their version of Sharia law.
Florida Family Association’s Take Action Message Report indicates that EACH school board official has received approximately 10,000 emails urging them to stop allowing CAIR officials from addressing students. That number does not include emails these officials have received from individuals and other groups apart from Florida Family Association.
Several organizations including local Tea Party leaders challenged the Hillsborough County School Board on February 14, 2012 to stop local CAIR officials from addressing students.
School board member Dr. Stacy White offered a motion to have CAIR and a committee “discuss” this situation with no specified stated resolution. Susan Valdez seconded the motion. April Griffin tried to gut the inane motion by requiring that all groups be included in the discussions thereby extending the issue to a non-issue.
School Board Chairman Candy Oslon, Poster Child for Ultra Progressive Politics, gave another one of her extremely biased bashings of reasonable thinking people. She proclaimed that“Most Muslims are moderate” to justify CAIR officials speaking to students and scolded rational thinking concerned Americans who criticized Steinbrenner High School teacher Kelly Miliziano for inviting CAIR officials to speak to 500+ students. Chairman Olson also lost her cool during the January 24, 2012 meeting when she took a low shot at conservative Americans concern regarding CAIR talking to school children by saying “I don’t think we can protect our children from the fact that there are extremists in everyreligion.” Click here for the Tampa Bay Times report. Olson was quoted on tape saying that if you don’t like the actions of this school district then you can always move to another county.
During the February 14, 2012 meeting school board members rejected Dr. Stacy White’s weak motion by a 2 – 5 vote. This rejection vote effectively approves CAIR officials addressing students without regard for the content of their presentations.
Having a TEACHER provide ALL OF THE FACTS regarding Sharia law is called education.
Allowing CAIR officials, known for defending people whose actions were hostile to America, to provide unedited propaganda to students is borderline treason.
Folks we are watching Islamization of America in action. CAIR is telling students only what they want them to know about Islam and Sharia law with the full grace of elected school board officials. As in other countries and cities it starts small and ends badly.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to object to the Hillsborough County School Board’s decision which allows CAIR personnel to continue make unedited and biased presentations to students.
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From Bare Naked Islam at: http://barenakedislam.com/
I’m sure the ACLU will come to his defense . . . just kidding.
(Fox News) — A Colorado high school student quit the school choir after an Islamic song containing the lyric “there is no other truth except Allah” made it into the repertoire.
James Harper, a senior at Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, put his objection to singing “Zikr,” a song written by Indian composer A.R. Rahman, in an email to Mesa County School District 51 officials. When the school stood by choir director Marcia Wieland’s selection, Harper quit.
“I don’t want to come across as a bigot or a racist, but I really don’t feel it is appropriate for students in a public high school to be singing an Islamic worship song,” Harper told KREX-TV. “This is worshipping another God, and even worshipping another prophet. . . I think there would be a lot of outrage if we made a Muslim choir say Jesus Christ is the only truth.”
But district spokesman Jeff Kirtland defended the decision to include the song.
“Choral music is often devoted to religious themes. . . . This is not a case where the school is endorsing or promoting any particular religion or other non-educational agenda. The song was chosen because its rhythms and other qualities would provide an opportunity to exhibit the musical talent and skills of the group in competition, not because of its religious message or lyrics,” Kirtland told FoxNews.com in an email while noting that the choir “is a voluntary, after-school activity.”
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Customers using this new facility are requested to use the procedures outlined below when accessing their accounts. After months of careful research, MALE & FEMALE Procedures have been developed. Please follow the Appropriate steps for your gender.’
1… Drive up to the cash machine.
2. LOWER your car window.
3. Insert card into machine and enter PIN.
4. Enter amount of cash required and withdraw.
5. Retrieve card, cash and receipt.
6. Raise window.
7. Drive off.
(Unfortunately, most of this is the Truth.!!)
1. Drive up to cash machine.
2. Reverse and back up the required amount to align car window with the machine.
3. Put hand brake on, put the window down.
4. Find handbag, remove all contents on to passenger seat to locate card.
5. Tell person on mobile phone you will call them back and hang up.
6. Attempt to insert card into machine.
7. Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car.
8. Insert card.
9. Re-insert card the right way.
10. Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page.
11. Enter PIN .
12. Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN.
13. Enter amount of cash required.
14. Check makeup in rear view mirror.
15. Retrieve cash and receipt.
16. Empty handbag again to locate purse and place cash inside.
17. Write debit amount in cheque book and place receipt in back of it.
18. Re-check makeup.
19. Drive forward 2 feet.
20. Reverse back to cash machine.
21. Retrieve card.
22. Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided!
23. Give dirty look to irate male driver waiting behind you.
24. Restart stalled engine and pull off.
25. Redial person on mobile phone.
26. Drive for 2 to 3 miles.
Thank You Dan and Nominedeus (H/T)
Last week an Islamist-led coup ousted Moldavian President Mohamed Nasheed.
MALE (AFP) – At the Maldives’ National Museum, smashed Buddhist statues are testament to the rise of Islamic extremism and Taliban-style intolerance in a country famous as a laid-back holiday destination.
On Tuesday, as protesters backed by mutinous police toppled president Mohamed Nasheed, a handful of men stormed the Chinese-built museum and destroyed its display of priceless artifacts from the nation’s pre-Islamic era.
“They have effectively erased all evidence of our Buddhist past,” a senior museum official told AFP at the now shuttered building in the capital Male, asking not to be named out of fear for his own safety.
“We lost all our 12th century statues. They were made of coral stone and limestone. They are very brittle and there is no way we can restore them,” he explained.
“I wept when I heard that the entire display had gone. We are good Muslims and we treated these statues only as part of our heritage. It is not against Islam to display these exhibits,” he said.
Five people have since been arrested after they returned the following day to smash the CCTV cameras, he said.
The authorities have banned photography of the damage, conscious that vandalism of this kind which echoes the 2001 destruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan by the Taliban is damaging for the nation’s image.
From The Daley Gator at: http://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/
Why the Babies? Why?
By Lloyd Marcus
In their isolated inside-the-Beltway arrogance, it appears the Obama administration did not anticipate the huge blowback resulting from Obama’s decree that Catholic institutions provide birth control, abortion drugs, and other contraceptive services to their employees.
This latest attack on the unborn is simply more of the same from Obama. As an Illinois senator, Obama voted against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act, which authorized hospital staff to give medical assistance to babies who survived failed abortions. Before the Born-Alive Act, hospitals were legally forced to leave an unsuccessfully aborted baby to die. Some died quickly; some clung to life for several hours. Obama voted against Born-Alive Act three times.
But folks, Obama is not alone in his callousness towards the most innocent of human life.
Think of the secular-progressive movement as a pro-abortion patchwork quilt of various anti-America groups. These people hate everything about America, from the light bulbs we use to our consumption of beef to our love affair with the automobile. They believe that America is the greatest source of evil in the world; everyone else in the world has too little because America has too much.
Now get this, folks — a large number of these environmental zealots are mega-wealthy Hollywood people and Democratic politicians who live in mansions and travel everywhere in limos and private jets. They consume more fuel and resources per month than most of us will consume in our entire lifetimes. I was shocked when I picked up a government-funded brochure at my local library which laid a huge guilt-trip on young couples, instructing them to “save the planet” by not having a baby.
Abortion is the thread which joins each wacko anti-America patch of the secular-progressive quilt. Why? Why is the left so fanatical about killing human babies? If it is about “choice,” as they claim, why are they infuriated when a woman “chooses” to have her baby? Case in point: the left’s hysterical outrage over the Super Bowl ad in which Tim Tebow thanked his mom for not aborting him.
“Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” So said Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. Seventy-eight percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are in black neighborhoods. Blacks make up only 12% of the population, but 35% of America’s aborted babies are black. Half of black pregnancies end in abortion. Is this an intentional genocide?
“The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb,” according to Pastor Clenard Childress, Jr. Blacks are the only minority in America experiencing a declining population.
So why would Obama, the NAACP, Rev. Sharpton, and other black leftists be passionate supporters of Planned Parenthood? Why did Al Sharpton threaten to protest a pro-life billboard which exposed the devastatingly high number of black abortions?
Why? Why are these leftist blacks more loyal to their Holy Grail of abortion than they are to their fellow blacks — all the while claiming that rich white Republicans and the Tea Party are the enemies of black America?
Why are so-called African-American activists, all Democrats, at odds with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s niece, Alveda King who is a committed Christian pro-life advocate?
What is up with these people on the left? Why do the same folks who passionately defend the life of a whale, a spotted owl, a baby seal, a toad, and a death-row serial killer get extremely angry at the mere suggestion that a woman consider not killing her baby? Why?
I can only conclude that it is a spiritual thing. I know what some of you are thinking: there you go again, Lloyd, bringing God, good, and evil into the mix. Well, there is something extremely evil and godless about the left’s obsession with killing babies.
Obama’s obsession is so strong that he is willing to risk re-election. How else can you interpret Obama basically giving Catholics, of which a majority supported him last election, the finger?
I once thought Obama voted against the Born-Alive Act and passionately supported Planned Parenthood to secure the hardcore radical feminist vote. I was wrong. Obama’s commitment to abortion goes far deeper. Limbaugh nailed it: “Abortion is the sacrament to the religion of liberalism” — a religion of which I, Lloyd Marcus, believe that Obama is a zealot.
Arrogant egomaniacs have a tendency to overreach. Who was the guy in Greek mythology who flew too close to the sun despite being cautioned not to do so? Oh, yeah — Icarus was his name. The wax which held his wings together melted, and Icarus fell to his death.
Mr. President, you may have flown a bit too close to the sun with your latest in-your-face attack against people of faith. Even the superglue of your race will not be able to hold your wings together this time. I pray that come November, your fall will be great.
Lloyd Marcus, proud unhyphenated American, is the chairman of The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama and the spokesperson for the Tea Party Express. Please help Lloyd spread his message by joining his Liberty Network. Lloyd is singer/songwriter of the American Tea Party Anthem and author of Confessions of a Black Conservative, foreword by Michelle Malkin. LloydMarcus.com
100% Positive PROOF That Leftist-DEMS Are Responsible For Irans Current Sharia State~Iran 1970 to 2009
If you ever wonder if the Dems are in bed with the radical, fundamentalist Muslims, here is 100% PROOF in this picture. Democrats are the CANCER of any nation they ‘help‘ (If you know your history with Jimmy Rotten Carter).
The GOP is following suit, at a breath-taking speed.
Need more PROOF???
If they did this to a country that is not their own, what makes you think they will not COMPLETELY DESTROY America?
From The Mad Jewess at: http://themadjewess.com/
Found at The Mad Jewess
Cardinal-Designate Dolan: Obama Regime “Has Drifted Dangerously Beyond Its Constitutional Boundaries”…
The gloves are off.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a sharp rebuke Wednesday from Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan that put even more pressure on the president to calm a widening election year uproar. The issue at hand was the president’s insistence that Catholic institutions provide free birth control to their employees.
Dolan came to the South Bronx to bless a library, but he had no blessings — just harsh words — for President Barack Obama, who wants Catholic institutions to pay for birth control, the morning after pill and other services for people who work for them.
“The federal government should do what it’s traditionally done since July 4, 1776, namely back out of intruding into the internal life of a church,” Dolan told CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer.
The leader of the New York Archdiocese picked up support from Speaker John Boehner, who said either Obama reverses the policy or the House will.
“The federal government has drifted dangerously beyond its constitutional boundaries. This attack by the federal government on religious freedom in our country must not stand and will not stand,” Boehner said.
The attacks left the White House foundering. It wants to find some way to calm Catholic opposition, but will not back down on the policy, itself.
“I want to be clear today that the commitment to insuring the women have access to these important health care services remains very strong,” Press Secretary Jay Carney said.
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Political Correctness re: cousin marriage among Muslims has resulted in an epidemic of costly health issues for the UK
75% of Pakistani Muslims marry first cousins. Muslim children are 13 times more likely to be born with serious birth and mental defects than non-Muslims due to arranged or forced marriages with cousins. Related costs to the National Health Service are astronomical and an unfair burden on taxpayers.
As always, DISPATCHES TV has produced an excellent three-part series on a politically incorrect problem that the government would prefer to ignore for fear of being called ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic.’
CLICK HERE TO SEE PART 2
CLICK HERE TO SEE PART 3
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Thanks to KnuckleDraggin My Life Away at: http://ogdaa.blogspot.com/
From The Feral Irishman
If you are new to this website, you might not know there is a destructive propaganda war being waged in our nation’s classrooms. More and more, we are seeing extensive lessons on Islam in the public schools, extolling the virtues of Islamic misogyny and waxing poetic about sharia. One of the worst ideas is inviting Muslim leaders and/or clerics into the schools in the interest of multicultural ‘tolerance’ and ‘awareness.’
Religious studies are generally unwelcome in public schools, with the exception of the study of Islam. Perhaps there are people in the education system who think that a broader understanding of Islam will make it easier to understand barbaric acts of mass murder, such as we saw on September 11, 2001. But there is another more likely goal: making all religions morally equivalent, so that no specific religion is considered superior to any other.
The word “Islam” means “submission”. All Mohammedans are commended to wage war against the unbelievers until they submit to Islam and the entire world becomes Islamic.
Inviting Muslims to speak to students is not education, it is proselytizing for Islam that whitewashes the real history of Islam – the 270 million victims of a millennium of jihadi wars, land appropriations and ethnic cleansing wherever Muslims are the majority (and some place where they are not), cultural annihilations, and historical and modern day enslavement of black Africans. Public schools in America are allowing representatives of terror-linked CAIR to give lectures to students on Islam (something they never do for representatives of other religions). Yet these lectures never mention the systematic dehumanization of women: honor killings, limb amputations, homosexual hangings, female genital mutilation, forced child marriage, wife beating, and more that are all inherently part of Islam .
If you have school age children, they are probably being indoctrinated by Islamic propaganda without even realizing it. Many schools today use Saudi-funded textbooks with revisionist history that praises Islam and condemns Christianity. Some of the history books even say Muslims discovered America and have been a part of American history for over 400 years. You need to read your children’s textbooks and ask them what they are being taught about Islam.
Take a look at the examples below of how Islamic propaganda is creeping into school curriculums. If you think your schools may be involved, get together with other parents and demand it be stopped. Parents have been able to get these textbooks changed, have stopped CAIR from sending representatives to schools, and gotten schools to remove the teaching of Islamic culture/religion from the classroom.
Report on Biased Textbooks Goes to 500 Superintendents The report lists several quotes from textbooks teaching students that the 9/11 attacks were a response to U.S. foreign policy. For example, one book says, “What were the sources of Muslim anger? …bin Laden declared that the attacks were a response to the ‘humiliation and disgrace’ that have afflicted the Islamic world for over eighty years.” Another teaches that Bin Laden was motivated by the “military presence of the sacred soil of the Arabian peninsula and its support for Israel’s hostility to Palestinian nationalism.” The ideology of radical Islam is not discussed.
Harvard Fires Critic of Jihad. Harvard has dropped economics courses taught by a Hindu professor, Subramanian Swamy, president of the Janata Party of India and a former Union Cabinet minister, because of something that had nothing to do with economics: he wrote an editorial that Muslims find offensive.
It’s Called ‘Christmas,’ Stupid. The University of California, Berkeley, provides a prayer room in the student union for Muslim students, and the University of Michigan-Dearborn has installed footbaths for Muslim students, as have a dozen other universities. A technical school in Minnesota has installed footbaths, but the coffee cart’s Christmas music has been turned off as a violation of the separation of church and state and, perhaps, insulting to those taking a footbath.
Hamas High School in Florida? Why is a representative of a terror-linked organization, a defender of jihad terror groups and an apologist for Islamic supremacism welcome to speak in public schools? … [W]e have been able to identify one school — Steinbrenner High School — where a representative of CAIR spoke to students. An informed source tells me it was the notorious Hassan Shibly. Shibly has a track record of defending jihad terrorist groups and acting as an apologist for the worldwide jihad and Islamic supremacism. … Anywhere CAIR speaks, freedom’s defenders must be given a platform as well. We are not an Islamic nation in which truth is blasphemy.
Fighting Radical Islam — the Educational Threat. The education our children receive about Islam doesn’t come only from the media. In fact, information about Islamic culture is taught in public and private schools across the U.S. From kindergarten to college, our children may be susceptible to mistruths about Islam, and its relationship to the western world. There is a dedicated stealth curriculum campaign by factions of the Muslim world to paint Islam in the most positive light, and that may not be a bad thing. The problem is that references to Radical Islam are being completely whitewashed.
Islamizing the Curriculum in Georgia. Many of us have been calling out and exposing the destructive propaganda war that is being waged in our nation’s classrooms. Time and time again, we find extensive lessons on Islam in the public schools, extolling Islamic misogyny and waxing poetic on sharia and the brutal oppression of non-Muslims and apostates. Last week, we found that schools across Georgia were Islamizing the curriculum by selling misogyny to children. They were using a lesson plan that glorifies the cloth coffin that Muslims dress women in, as well as polygamy.
From Crayons to Condoms. We’ve all heard stories about teachers and students not being allowed to pray in schools or bring their Bibles to school. But unfortunately, when it comes to Islam there is a new standard. … Islam is not always being taught just as a comparative religion class but actually involves students in Islamic religious rituals. One teacher reported that while she was substitute teaching she was instructed to leave the classroom for an hour while another school employee came to the classroom to lead the students in their prayers to Allah. Certainly the ACLU would file a lawsuit if a public school led children in prayers to God.
Public School Converted To Islamic Center. As you read this, be mindful that it could just as easily be your community — and probably will be, eventually. Farmington, Michigan’s Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to sell their vacant Eagle Elementary School to the Islamic Cultural Association for $1.1 million. The transaction was kept secret until the sale was nearly complete.
Texas Schools Instituting Mandatory Arabic Language and Culture Classes. It seems that it was a well-kept secret. Residents in the Mansfield Independent School District in Texas found out just this Monday evening that the district had decided to force some of their children to take Arabic language and culture classes. As for the impetus behind the move, as they say, just follow the money: The program is a condition for receipt of a federal grant.
A FLAP Develops Over Mandatory Arabic Classes in Texas. If one of the main goals of the Department of Education is to educate parents on why they might want to consider the option of private or home schooling, then mission accomplished.
Parents Say Textbooks Give Islam a Makeover. Three North County residents contend a textbook used to teach seventh-graders about the Islamic religion in the San Dieguito Union High School District “romanticizes” the history of the religion, and they want the district to use supplemental information to provide what they say would be a more balanced view.
The Subversive Agenda of our Public Schools. Multiculturalism, certainly, but I am particularly concerned personally with the Islamic slant of public school textbooks. Of all the arenas in which the stealth jihad is advancing, the most crucial is in our schools, where stealth jihadists have found a welcoming environment among teachers deeply steeped in the multiculturalist ethos. With the mandate of “tolerance” robbing many educators of their ability to evaluate non-Western cultures critically, teachers are highly susceptible to an organized campaign by U.S.-based Islamic organizations and their primary benefactor, Saudi Arabia, to present a view of Islam that whitewashes its violent history and intolerant religious imperatives. Meanwhile, in America’s Islamic academies, teaching materials, some direct from Saudi Arabia, instill unequivocal hatred toward non-Muslims and a deep suspicion of Western culture.
Standing Up for Persecuted Christian Teachers — in America. Two teachers at Dearborn’s Fordson High School, Bryan Purcell and Georgene Stergalas, were repeatedly harassed by the then-Muslim principal Imad Fadlallah. (He has since been replaced by another Muslim principal.) As we’ve noted in the press release announcing the lawsuit, it was clear that the harassment was brought because these teachers are Christians and not Muslims and because the principal wanted to replace Christian teachers with teachers who are Muslims, Arabs, or Arab Muslims.
De Facto Shariah Law in America. In the State of California, 7th-grade students at Excelsior Middle School in Discovery Bay, California adopted Muslim names, prayed on prayer rugs, and celebrated Ramadan under a state-mandated curriculum that requires instruction about various religions. In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court again declined to hear legal challenges by concerned Excelsior parents, who complained that the instruction was actually religious indoctrination and that Christianity and Judaism were not given equal time and exposure.
Public school children forced to pray to Allah. Where is the ACLU, which sues schools which dare mention Jesus or permit football teams to pray before games?
School Apologizes After Students Pray to Allah on Field Trip to Mosque. A Massachusetts school district has apologized to parents after a group of schoolchildren participated in midday Muslim prayers during a field trip to a Boston-area mosque. The incident occurred in May when a social studies class from Wellesley Middle School toured the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center, one of the largest mosques in the Northeast.
Public School Field Trip Results in Islamic Indoctrination. This a sixth-grade class from a public school in Wellesley, MA, working with another of these innocuous-sounding “charities” that are really leftwing fronts, using taxpayer-funded field trip time to take unsuspecting children to a mosque that’s notorious for its connections to the Muslim Brotherhood, for the kids to be indoctrinated. There’s no excuse for this. Everyone on the school’s staff who had anything to do with this trip should be fired.
Countering Islamic Indoctrination in Public Schools. The fight against Islamic indoctrination in the schools won a victory in Texas last week. But the forces pushing to obfuscate the nature of Islam’s jihad imperative hold the high ground in the education industry, forcing parents and realists to continue to fight. The Texas Board of Education issued a press release on Friday, 9/24/10, which included a self-described “most debated item on the board’s Friday agenda” — a non-binding resolution that barely passed by a 7-6 vote, with two members absent.
To read much more about this and find many more links go to Bare Naked Islam at: http://barenakedislam.com/page/2/
From Flaming Zombie Monkeys at: http://flamingzombiemonkeys.blogspot.com/
Futurism and Shoepiles
Posted on 06 February 2012
Too often we Catholics have been criticized, nay, have been savaged, for being mere medievalists, disloyal to the modernism; the Christianity we confess has been dismissed as an anachronism promoting a moral code past its sell-by date.
I confess I am always amused when those who denounce eternal truths as old-fashioned seem not to realize this denunciation was fashionable in the days when Marx and Hegel, bastardizing Darwin, took pen to paper. The idea that truth is relative to its time period belongs to the optimistic Victorian Age. It is an idea long past its sell-by date.
The argument about anachronism is itself anachronistic: the last gasp of grayhaired and dying conformity in no sense fitted for life in the future. It is not an accusation one needs soberly to answer, since it is not a sober accusation.
But I was reminded of this recently. Crisis Magazine has an essay written by Jason Jones that you would do well to read. It is from last month, the dread date of January 22. (Hat tip to Frank Weathers at Why I am Catholic). Allow me to recite some telling paragraphs:
For most of you this weekend contains a date you’ll never forget, along the lines of September 11, or December 7 — anniversaries of profound wounds to our country as a whole, even if we didn’t lose a relative in those surprise attacks or the wars that ensued. For millions of Americans, however, January 22 portends a loss that is much more rawly personal. One woman in three who came of age after Roe v. Wade has exercised the “right” the judges discovered in 1973 to terminate a pregnancy; millions of men took part in those decisions; too often forgotten are men who (like me at 17) were bereaved of our unborn children against our wishes. All those Americans lost a family member in the events of January 22, and so this day will never slip by unnoticed, much as most of us wish it would. We’d rather not “go there,” not dredge up the guilt of many flavors—participant’s, bystander’s, survivor’s. It all feels much the same. If I can speak for the many, let me tell you we’d rather think about almost anything else, be it baseball, stock prices, or shoes.
So let’s talk about shoes.
One of the authors to whom I owe the most intellectually is the political philosopher Hadley Arkes, of Amherst College. Arkes is the world’s leading advocate of a deeply unfashionable theory called Natural Law. You never hear about that notion any more, but it played a major role in certain historic events: the American Declaration of Independence, the Abolitionist movement, the U.N.’s post-war assertion of human rights that transcend the laws of nations, and the U.S. Civil Rights movement. It’s almost stunning to think that an idea with such a pedigree could simply be dropped by the world’s intellectuals, like a toy that a child grew bored with, but that is what has happened. People will still assert human rights, or insist that our government act with justice, plucking fruit from the branches of a tree they pretend isn’t there. (I won’t speculate for the moment why they do this. Just take it from me that “Natural Law” is a term you shouldn’t use in academia, law, or politics. It will brand you as an extremist.) Anyway, in one of my favorite books by my favorite thinker, Natural Rights and the Right to Choose, Arkes starts by talking not about abstract right and wrong but a particular pile of shoes. That has a better philosophical precedent than you might think: One of Heidegger’s most famous essays concerns the making of shoes.
But Arkes isn’t interested in what Germans have thought about crafting shoes, as in the careful way they protected them, kept shoes safe from heedless destruction in time of war, gathered them carefully and avoided wherever they could the needless waste of a single shoe—almost as if each pair had a unique and irreplaceable destiny, a dignity no man could rightly ignore.
You have probably guessed by now where the shoes that interest Arkes were found: piled neatly, outside the gas chamber at an extermination camp. Those shoes, and other personal items like gold teeth, were extracted from the items of human waste those plants efficiently processed into smoke. They remain with us as a testimony to modern economy and thrift. Really, I can think of no other single thing (not a skyscraper or a space ship) that sums up the essence of what it means to be modern as that pile of Jewish shoes.
The age we mark as modernity began with grand, exhilarating gestures: discourses on method that would set us free from the dead hand of tradition (Descartes); declarations of the rights of man (the French Revolutionary Assembly); manifestos rejecting the tyranny of mere economic laws over the lives and labor of men (Karl Marx). The grand progression of the movement Henri de Lubac dubbed “heroic humanism” was full of such golden moments, which moved through the dark night of history like torches leading us forward, ever forward, to a glittering future that would make life at long last worthy of man. At the end of all the struggles, after the next (surely final!) conflict, or the next, we were promised without any irony a brave new world, an earthly paradise. Descartes had no doubt that science would end disease and aging, so men could live forever. Robespierre offered public safety and a reign of absolute virtue. Marx fought to eliminate war, inequality, and even boring jobs: in the stateless, classless Communist endpoint of history, no one would even have to specialize in anything. We could move from one career to another from day to day, and have ample time in the evening to philosophize or write poetry. As Thomas Paine said, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
And we did. That’s what we spent the 19th and 20th centuries doing, energetically. We broke up historic empires into nation-states, where men forgot their loyalty to tiny village or global Church, and learned to think as members of ethnic tribes or aggrieved social classes. After these collectives had done their work, and proved themselves too dangerous (in 1945, and 1989, respectively) we set about smashing them, too. We broke down the ramshackle, inefficient structure of the old extended family to its minimal, nuclear core—and then when that didn’t prove as economically useful, we split that into atoms. When we learned that families have no economic use or political import, we redefined them at last as consensual, temporary alliances of adults—to whom the State contracts the duty of caring for children overnight, in the hours when schools and daycare facilities aren’t open. We have very thoroughly accomplished the job modernity’s founders set us: liquidating every barrier to the assertion of the Self, short of the laws of physics. We have killed all the fathers. We are free to make of ourselves exactly what we will, no less and no more. And here we sit with the treasure we’ve won: this pile of shoes.
From John C. Wright’s Journal at: http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/02/futurism-and-shoepiles/
Via American Digest at: http://americandigest.org/