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Corn-Pone Opinions

October 1, 2014

A Word from Mark Twain…

“A political emergency brings out the corn-pone opinion in fine force in its two chief varieties — the pocketbook variety, which has its origin in self-interest, and the bigger variety, the sentimental variety — the one which can’t bear to be outside the pale; can’t bear to be in disfavor; can’t endure the averted face and the cold shoulder; wants to stand well with his friends, wants to be smiled upon, wants to be welcome, wants to hear the precious words, “He’s on the right track!” Uttered, perhaps by an ass, but still an ass of high degree, an ass whose approval is gold and diamonds to a smaller ass, and confers glory and honor and happiness, and membership in the herd. For these gauds many a man will dump his life-long principles into the street, and his conscience along with them. We have seen it happen. In some millions of instances.

Men think they think upon great political questions, and they do; but they think with their party, not independently; they read its literature, but not that of the other side; they arrive at convictions, but they are drawn from a partial view of the matter in hand and are of no particular value. They swarm with their party, they feel with their party, they are happy in their party’s approval; and where the party leads they will follow, whether for right and honor, or through blood and dirt and a mush of mutilated morals.”

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

Those Who Have an Ear – Let Them Hear

September 29, 2014

A Nigerian Prince Called Islam

Posted byDaniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog
Say that you get a tempting offer from a Nigerian prince and decide to invest some money in helping him transfer his vast fortune from Burkina Faso or Dubai over to the bank across the street. The seemingly simple task of bringing over the 18 million dollars left to him by his father hits some snags which require you to put in more and more of your own money.

Eventually you have invested more than you ever would have ever done up front just trying to protect the money that you already sank into Prince Hussein Ngobo’s scheme. And to protect your self-esteem, you go on believing that no matter what Prince Ngobo does, he is credible and sincere. Any failings in the  interaction are either your fault or the fault of some third party.  Anyone who tells you otherwise must be a Ngobophobe.

Now imagine that Prince Ngobo’s real name is Islam.  That is where Western elites find themselves now. They invested heavily in the illusion of a compatible Islamic civilization. Those investments, whether in Islamic immigration, Islamic democracy or peace with Islam have turned toxic, but dropping those investments is as out of the question as writing off Prince Ngobo as a con artist and walking away feeling like a fool.
Western elites, who fancy themselves more intelligent and more enlightened than the wise men and prophets of every religion, and who base their entire right to rule on that intelligence and enlightenment, are not in the habit of admitting that they have been played for fools.

The Arab Springers who predicted that the Muslim uprisings would bring a new age of secularism, freedom and an end to the violence between Islam and the West; are busy writing up new checks.
It’s not insanity; it’s the term that rhymes with a certain river in Egypt. The Brotherhood’s victory discredited the Arab Spring, which discredits the bid for Arab Democracy, which discredits the compatibility of Islam and the folks on Fifth Avenue. Follow the river back along its course and suddenly the Clash of Civilizations becomes an undeniable fact. It’s easier to give up and let the river of denial carry you further along until, five years from now, you find yourself explaining why Al-Qaeda ruling Libya is actually a good thing for everyone.
In 1993, Israel cut a land-for-peace deal with a greasy Egyptian bloke named Yasser Arafat. The Cairo-born Arafat would turn his gang of terrorists into a government and police force, and rule over an autonomous territory, in exchange for ending the violence. Clinton smiled beatifically as hands were shaken and a new era of peace was upon us.
The era, however, has yet to show up.
Over two decades of terrorism have not shaken the belief of the American or Israeli establishments in the “Two-State Solution”, which has solved absolutely nothing, except perhaps the problem of how to make the Middle East into an even worse place. As the violence increased and the pathways to peace decreased, American Presidents and Israeli Prime Ministers redoubled their concession offers and their faith in the Two-State Solution—now an article of faith in most circles.  Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt; it also laps at the shores of Tel Aviv, flows out to the English coast and floods cities across Europe.
Ask a Eurocrat for the time of day and he’ll calculate how much to charge you for the subsidies to the artisanal clock farmers that it will take to answer that question. Ask him about Islamic integration and he will instantly tell you that everything is going smoothly and the problems only exist in the minds of a few bigots and the pages of a few sensationalized tabloids.
Muslim integration into Europe is going swimmingly, much like the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the Arab Spring. It’s going like a house on fire, not to mention a bus, a lot of cars and two towers on fire—on the other side of the Atlantic. Whatever problems there are, as with the peace process and the spring process, are undoubtedly the fault of someone who isn’t a Muslim.

The Arab Spring, the Palestinian Peace Process and every similar bid to transform the region  presumed that disempowerment was the cause of Muslim violence and that, conversely, empowerment was the solution.
Give the poor dears some weapons, a country, a ballot box, free and open elections, and they’ll be less likely to blow themselves up while seeking 72 virgins on the downtown express. Instead, empowering people who were violent while disempowered; only made them more violent.
Some of the best minds in two hemispheres are engaged in seeking a solution to this paradox, which isn’t a paradox at all but rather a straight-line projection.
If Abdul is beheading people when all he has to work with is a sword then, if you give him a gun, he will start shooting them instead. If he’s blowing up buses when he only has a terrorist group, he will blow up countries when he has a country.
Empowering Abdul does not diminish his grievances, because his grievances are a function of his capacity for violence. Increasing his capacity will increase his grievances until the entire world is on the wrong end of his empowerment scimitar.
The liberal projection that “Abdul + Power + Money + Bigger Guns = Peace” made as much sense, as Prince Ngobo’s story about his transfer fees being cursed by witches, but, as the song goes, “You gotta have faith.” Some of the things that we have faith in are bigger than us and some are just us. Those who put their faith in Prince Ngobo and in the benign nature of Islam are really putting their faith in their own instincts, trusting that they are right, even while looking into the eye of the wrongness.
We rarely know a thing for what it is. For the most part we know it only for what we want it to be. Our knowledge of the world is inseparable from our worldview which casts the shadows that project our inner world on the outer world. The only way to avoid that trap is by studying consequences, by creating theories based on actual events, rather than manufacturing events based on theories.
Most people project their own desires and motivations on to others. Americans assumed that Muslims just wanted democracy, free enterprise and apple pie. Muslims assume that Americans are conspiring to destroy them through a byzantine series of plots and conspiracies, because that is what they would do in our place… and that is what they are trying to do.
The Eurocrats assume that Muslims wanted to be good multicultural socialists, because that is what they want them to be. They assumed that the Arab Spring was the equivalent of Europe’s own socialist  movements, after having wrongly assumed the same thing about Arab Socialist movements generations earlier. They assumed those things, because just like Prince Ngobo’s business partners trying to figure out how to call up Lagos, they saw in the Other the mirror of their own desires.
The sunk cost of the free world into the illusion that Islam is benign, that it is a positive influence and that it can be coexisted with is enormous. The cultural cost is even greater.
The mechanism of denial is that sunk cost. That faith which our political, cultural and academic superiors have in themselves—in their probity, their insight and their rational tools of scientific governance. Muslims dare not question Islam because they fear Allah. Liberals dare not question Islam because they fear being fools. If they were completely wrong about Islam, then what else were they also wrong about? Pull at one thread and the whole coat of dreams dissolves leaving behind a very naked emperor.
The longer the fraud goes on, the more impossible it is for them to admit that they were wrong. What could have been tossed out after a year is an article of faith after twenty and undeniable after forty. To admit that you made a mistake right away is bearable, but to admit that your policy for generations has been senseless madness is inconceivable.
The trouble with naked emperors is that everyone knows they are naked. Give people permission to point out the obvious and they will commence pointing and laughing. The only way to keep from being made a mockery is by desperately maintaining the consensus that everyone knows the pants are there; even if you can’t see them. Everyone knows that Islam is violent in the deeper parts of their minds, where common sense observations directly gathered from experience go. Give people permission to point out the obvious and they will turn angrily on those who lied to them and manipulated them for decades. Worse still, they will brand them incompetent fools who cannot be trusted with the reins of government.
Most insidiously, the left likes the imaginary world that that it has created. The multicultural utopia with jolly Pakistanis adding spice to London, Saudis putting up little mosques on the Canadian prairie and sassy Shiites bringing diversity to Dearborn, isn’t just propaganda—it’s the imaginary world that they want to live in. The new world order that they have imagined of a friendly multicultural democratic is their idea of the world as it should be– a utopia  created and maintained at our expense, and in the face of all reality and reason.

The illusion of Islam has, like the banking system, become too big to fail. It cannot fail because it would take too much else down with it, leaving behind a harder world. No matter how unintegrated Muslims in Europe are, the Eurocrats must insist that, aside from a few exploding bumps in the road, everything is going according to plan. Any day now a lesbian Imam will be preaching the virtues of secularism in Finsbury Park. It must be that way because the alternative is unthinkable.
In Israel, the Two-State Solution must still be the solution, because the alternative is eternal conflict. In the rest of the region, Arab Democracy must be viable, because otherwise there is nothing left but despair over an irredeemable barbarism.
We gotta have faith, not in any deity, including the chief deity of Islam, but in our leaders. Muslims believe that Allah is infallible, while we are expected to believe that the politicians and professors, the diplomats and journalists, are. That they are right, even when the continuing violence proves that they are wrong.
The people who shape our half of the world have fallen for the Nigerian Prince scam of Islam and they need to believe that they know what they are doing and they need us to believe it too. And when the check from Lagos doesn’t clear, when the bombs go off, the cars burn, the children are murdered in schools and the rockets fly, then they don’t blame Prince Hussein Ngobo, the car bombers, terrorists and throatslitters—they blame us for ruining the illusion by not believing in it too.
It would have all worked if only we had been as willing to be lied to as our gullible masters.

From Sultan Knish: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-nigerian-prince-called-islam.html

America Found Wanting…

September 23, 2014

Life is a cabaret, old chum, here in Caligula’s bedroom.

A sort of insanity rules, warning of stress building along many political San Andreas faults waiting for the Big One.

A pathologically aggressive United States bombs countries almost at random while little boys are dragged from school in handcuffs for pointing a finger and saying “Bang.”  Girls suffer from bulimia and anorexia, lunacies nonexistent in psychically healthy societies. A crack-brained feminism makes cockamamie circuses of the universities. Bastardy runs at a perilous thirty percent among white women, verging on cultural disintegration, and seventy percent among blacks. The epicene young grow in sheltered, meaningless hothouse-suburbs, never having worked, baited a hook, been in a schoolyard fight, or existed outside of a feckless bored helplessness. From the cellars come prancing homosexuals, men in dresses and panties, the surgically altered inverts and sadomasochistic hobbyists. The high schools are become drug markets, differing only slightly from the middle schools.

– - Fred On Everything

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

What Will It Take?

September 23, 2014

Willing Demons

By T.L. Davis

 What is the United States? It is not a republic as it follows no semblence of its Constitution, the very foundation of its power, of its authority. It is a system of terror, with the power to destroy lives with contrived charges; offhandedly encumbering citizens with debt and criminal charges on a whim. This is the very system our forefather’s fled and risked everything to resist. In effect, they have taken our citizenship, robbed us of our birthright.
Yet, we do not fight.
Freedom? They watch us as if we are all suspects. Cameras are everywhere; software tracks us; our new vehicles and cell phones will tell them where we are at any given moment. Our writings are recorded and available as evidence against us though no charges have been filed. The result of these intrusions into our lives will become the evidence upon which they will seek a warrant. That cannot be more backward from the intent of the Constitution.
Yet, we do not fight.
Enemies of the people are encouraged to roam free among us, often at the informal invitation of the government. Our borders are not secure, there is no will to discriminate between honest immigrants seeking a better life and those intent on victimizing legal and legitimate citizens of the United States.
Yet, we do not fight.
Our economy, the very power that denies enemies to risk war on these shores, is no better than it was in 2009. Every figure compiled by the government is a ruse, it is fraud to mollify the people. Politicians lie and contrive to further the fraud to secure their own power with no regard for the dangerous waters they have navigated at our expense.
Yet, we do not fight.
The tax-paying citizens of this nation intent on doing right and living within the laws have been targeted by the very government they support. They have become the villains while true enemies have been coddled and encouraged. Every aspect of their lives have come under attack; their budgets, their religions, their privacy, their pastimes and their associations. Anything that will undermine the society of the typical American has become taboo, while all manner of deviance and decadence has been promoted; cheered on to success.
Yet, we do not fight.
If the ideals of life, liberty and property are not worth defending with our lives, we deserve none of them and have proved it with our inaction over the past ten years. There is not a single representative, senator, president or supreme court justice in office today who has not committed treason. Not one.
Vote? Are you kidding me? There is no reason, beyond societal suicide, to vote for anyone willing to seek the office. It is a vote to destroy yourself; to forfeit your wealth; to eliminate your job; to incur the wrath of a jealous and vengeful government, because a government unloosed from those noble principles upon which this nation was founded can become nothing more than an evil among us and those seeking office its willing demons.
The only thing left to do is fight.  Though it is much easier to believe in unicorns and watch TV.

From CM: http://christianmerc.blogspot.com/2014/09/willing-demons.html

mooslims Should Not Be Welcome in Western Civilization

September 19, 2014

Letting The Wrong Ones In—Refugees Who Murder And Rape

By Michelle Malkin on September 18, 2014, 11:20 pm

1411008636591_wps_49_Police_remove_a_sword_as_[1]An Australian policeman holds a large scimitar with Arabic writing on the blade, seized from the home of a Muslim immigrant in the suburb of Marsfield, in Sydney.

Fresh terror busts in Australia expose a common Achilles’ heel of the West: Indiscriminate refugee policies turn free countries into breeding grounds for jihad. It’s the same game in America. Soldiers of Islam have weaponized our blind generosity against us.

In Sydney this week, authorities detained a half-dozen Muslim plotters and arrested a top collaborator in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap and behead a random Australian citizen. The accused mastermind? Afghan refugee turned Aussie Islamic State recruiter Mohammad Ali Baryalei. He and his aristocratic family were welcomed Down Under decades ago. Baryalei returned the favor by taking to the streets of Sydney to recruit and radicalize dozens of fellow Muslim immigrants or their children.

Baryalei’s minions include Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf, the homicidal son of Lebanese immigrants. Sharrouf is now based in Syria, where he infamously tweeted a photo of his elementary school-age son brandishing a severed human head.

The Sydney Beheading Bust comes on the heels of a separate outbreak of violence by Afghan refugees aligned with the terror group Hezbollah. In late August, Aussie police broke up a bloody riot involving members of the “420 gang”—Muslim teenage boys and young men who post sword-wielding, AK-47-toting selfies on social media. The self-described “Shia soldiers” quote Hezbollah militant imam Hassan Nasrallah online, while wreaking havoc in Sydney slums offline.

International “human rights” wags have attacked Australian officials for trying to crack down on unfettered immigration from terror-sponsoring states. Now, many of those ungrateful imports are crying “Islamophobia” as law enforcement authorities try to stop the head-choppers from spilling blood on their soil.

Australia, we feel your pain. America’s unselective and desultory asylum and refugee policies have also enabled jihadists of all stripes and blades to recruit, convert, plot, pillage, rape and kill.

In our heartland, Minneapolis has become “Little Mogadishu“—a haven for Somali refugees targeted by Islamic supremacists. It’s a deadly two-way street. As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted…

Read it all at V-Dare: http://www.vdare.com/

A World of Debauchery and Perversion.

September 19, 2014

The Mythic World of Women’s Studies

Posted on | September 18, 2014

Are you tired of reality? Do you feel that you are being oppressed by facts and logic? Then you should consider majoring in Women’s Studies at one of our nation’s elite universities, where your liberated consciousness is protected from these hateful forces of patriarchy.

Just ask Sarah Blugis of George Washington University:

Why you should take a women’s studies class On the first day of a women’s studies class, instead of spending the first few minutes evaluating the professor, students’ eyes immediately focus on those considered the bravest students in the class — the men. Spotting male students in these classes is fairly rare. Most have only one or two men, who are consistently asked for “the male perspective” or need substantial warning before discussion of the menstrual cycle. . . . Only a small percentage of the GW student body — about 90 to 100 students each year, according to the women’s studies department — choose to take introductory-level women’s studies classes at all. . . . Learning about past hardships is how we come to appreciate the status of women today. Courses like Athletics and Gender, A Study of Women and Media, and Women and Politics also enlighten students to the disadvantages with which women continue to struggle. Most people are familiar with the statistics: one in five women experience an attempted or a completed sexual assault in college, and women earn 77 percent of what their male counterparts do for the same work. But there are other issues not so obvious to the untrained eye: These include sexual objectification of women and girls in the media, everyday examples of rape culture like street harassment and the lack of female representation across the political spectrum. . . .

See what I mean? Those statistics with which Sarah Blugis says “most people are familiar”? They are both provably false, as Christina Hoff Sommers has demonstrated. But at George Washington University (annual tuition $48,760), the so-called “facts” don’t matter! This is the beauty of Women’s Studies, where you can send your daughter to spend four years in a mythic world of unicorns, leprechauns and phony statistics that prove to her how horribly oppressed she is.

How does life on the campuses of our nation’s elite universities differ from life in the oppressive “real” world? For one thing, the mechanisms of patriarchal heteronormativity are inoperative at any school where tuition exceeds $40,000. Emory University in Atlanta (annual tuition $45,008) has an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life. The Office of LGBT Life proudly lists the university’s proudly LGBT faculty and staff, from which I’ve culled this list of female Emory employees who call themselves “lesbian”:

  1. Leslie Harris (Associate Professor, History and African American Studies);
  2. Beverly Walker (Assistant Supervisor, Building & Residential Services);
  3. Joy Wasson (Academic Degree Program Coordinator, Department of Religion);
  4. Valerie Molyneaux (Director, International Programs, Goizueta Business School);
  5. Danielle M. Steele (Assistant Director, Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Life);
  6. Marsha Howard (Assistant Operations Manager, School of Medicine, Division of Animal Resources);
  7. Bonnie Jean Woolger (Manager, Digital Imaging Group of the Woodruff Library);
  8. Kim Fugate (Associate Director, School of Medicine, Simulation Lab);
  9. Rachelle Lehner (Assistant Dean for Staff Development, School of Medicine);
  10. Anne Rector (Program Director and Administrative Professor, Law School);
  11. Kathy Britt (ILL Lending Coordinator, RW Woodruff Library);
  12. Melissa Gilstrap (Manager of Communications, Laney Graduate School);
  13. Johanna Hinman (Associate Director of Education, Department of Surgery);
  14. Catherine Shiel (Senior Research Analyst, Development);
  15. Rebeca Quintana (Program Administrator, Master’s in Development Practice, Laney School of Graduate Studies);
  16. Michelle Hammond-Susten (Clinical Care Coordinator Social Worker II, Emory Trauma & Anxiety Recovery Program, Dept of Psychiatry, Emory School of Medicine);
  17. Laura Zajac-Cox (Instructor, Division of Physical Therapy, School of Medicine);
  18. Deb Floyd (Director of Student Affairs, Law School);
  19. Lauren Gay (Special Assistant, Carter Center);
  20. Patricia Del Rey (Adjunct Professor, Women’s Studies, Oxford College);

This list of self-declared lesbian faculty and staff at Emory does not include three other women staffers who described themselves as bisexual, nor does it include another 11 women (at least, I think they’re all “women,” but gender is a social construct) who prefer the label “queer,” a category that includes Dona Yarbrough, director of the Center for Women at Emory, as well as Lynne Huffer, a professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

So, 20 lesbians, 11 queers and three bisexuals. We have not been able to confirm rumors that Emory may begin a “diversity outreach” program, if they can find any heterosexual women willing to work there.

From TOMC: http://theothermccain.com/

allah of the Raging Furnace

September 18, 2014

Foreign Policy and Roosting Chickens

By Glenn Fairman
Are  we fated, as drowsy creatures who delight in drink and lovemaking, to awaken  only after the house is ablaze? After all, who appointed us judge, jury and  executioner? Is it inevitable that the strong do what they can, while the weak  suffer what they must? Are we tone deaf to the violence of the earth until it  reaches our front gate? Have we learned nothing about the nature of absolute  evil and the supreme confidence it displays — like the vain strutting of a  shrill and capricious god?

It  is this same quality of god — this batlike deity projected against the backdrop  of Heaven that moves termite-souled men to diabolic deeds more suited to Hell’s  asylum. Having meditated deliciously upon the worm of loathing — having  consumed that toxic diet of terminal civilizations whose crimes extend past the  portals of distant memory has allowed Islam to consecrate vengeance, overweening  pride, fratricidal ecstasy, and metallic cruelty into the congealed form of a  savior who will raise it to the stars and exact every last drop of suffering  from its enemies. In swearing to the annihilation or absorption of the infidel  billions, their Allah of the Raging Furnace sanctions a litany of acts no casual  lunatic would entertain:

The  crucifixion of unbelievers, the auctioning off of captive women, brothels  containing Christian girls for serial ravishing, the rounding up and dispatching   of little boys with 9 grams behind the ear, the raping of virgin girls  before murder to deny them paradise, the beheading of non-combatants, the  summary execution of surrendered forces.

All  of these acts, and others bearing the fingerprints of demoniac imaginations, are  what comes when men sanctify that hideous presumption festering within and  sculpt that viciousness into the alabaster mantle of a distant and terrible  god.

The  fecal soul that mutates to embrace the cause of ISIS is of the very same  pedigree that commandeered American jets and introduced the manifold works of  Islam to a nation of Sleepwalkers a scant 13 years ago. Indeed, Mohammad Atta  and Co. were only the advance scouts — the furtive ambassadors throwing down  Islam’s gauntlet before their disappearing act in a deluge of smoke and ashes.  It is not mere saber-rattling rhetoric when they affirm loving death more than  life: it is their sine qua non. What we deem incomprehensible about  9/11, they hold as holy. There is no middle ground that Islam will accede to  unless we put a gun to our heads and pull the trigger  ourselves.

In case you weren’t paying  attention: this is war. And the sooner we realize that these zombies mean what  they say, will not be mollified with saccharine overtures, and will keep coming  at us until they are put down en masse, the sooner we can steel  ourselves to the necessary resolve for the monumental task at hand. Our  Constitution is not a mutual suicide pact. Curbs on immigration and maybe even  the expulsion of 5th-column elements who mean us evil should be on the table and  strongly considered. The shape-shifting mask of Islam, given the grim reality of  its relentless demographics, should not be allowed a foothold here to secure a  dagger into our backs at a time of its own choosing.

Despite  what we are told by our compliant media organs, America and the entire world are  not bogged down in some insipid struggle with an abstraction of terror, we are  locked in a civilizational battle with the unadulterated visage of Islam  Ascending — a war that assumed focus when hijacked airliners fell from the  skies. 9/11 was an unmistakable declaration of a combatant ideology’s bellicose  intentions. Years later, a great swath of America has psychologically withdrawn  from the struggle, but that has not averted Islam’s exacting eye from our tender  throats. As the once august European powers slide even more deeply into the  Anti-American and Anti-Semitic orbits of Islamicists, America and Israel will  become increasingly isolated and the temptation to choose the paths of least  resistance will lure our country to follow the Old World’s inevitable decline  into the morass of civil war or even an outright acquiescence to domestic  political coexistence with Shar’ia’s principles. If this detestable camel should  ever burrow its head under our republic’s constitutional tent, it will signal  the death knell for any hopes we have of passing on a patrimony of limited  governance, natural rights, and the liberty of free conscience to those we leave  in our wake.

If  you think that such self-delusion could never happen here, consider that   self-proclaimed God Emperor Barack Obama has now officially “jumped the shark” with his claim that ISIL, ISIS, or whatever these devils call themselves, is an  aberration of Islam’s tenets. This is a lie from the very heart of Gehenna. In  truth, Abu Bakr and the subsequent spiritual sons of Mohammad employed the exact  same strategies that ISIS now mimics as they raced across the Middle East and  into the Western world a millennia and a half past. We have only Providence to  thank that the Horde of the Crescent Star’s continued advance was arrested by  the stalwart Charles the Hammer at Tours. A great parcel of the earth did not  come under the hegemony of mass tyranny within the brief span of a century by  the humble door-to-door dissemination of Watch Tower-like leaflets. If  conquering by scimitar and submission in the name of Allah, venerating the  Koran, and the institution of a universal caliphate are not Islamic, do they  then belong to the confession of Five-Point Calvinism? Indeed, chopping heads  and taking names are the signature moves of those fanatics who are determined to  party like it’s 699.

Regrettably,  our schizophrenic Solon now finds himself in the unenviable position of having  to aerially bombard those he had promised to stand with “should the political  winds shift in an ugly direction.” Word to Obama: it doesn’t get much uglier  than this. Barry is like the reluctant father who finds himself stuck with a  litter of little curs who are short on discipline and long on enthusiasm. He’d  like to be rid of them and their shenanigans, but his furious neighbors are in  the front yard with pitchforks and torches, screaming that his brood have been  tearin’ stuff up and actin’ the fool. And so, in order to hold onto his  increasingly shaky government digs, he now has to go all Joan Crawford on the  little scamps — and his heart just ain’t in it.

Readers:   as far as ISIS is concerned, keep a sharp eye on what Obama does, and hit  the mute button when you see his stomach churning image on the tube. Better yet,  do something profitable — like addressing that stubborn ring on the family  commode.

Not  a moment too soon, Obama’s chickens have come home to roost — except that these  birds are better described as black carrion auspiciously returning to pick clean  a morbid foreign policy’s carcass. How ironic that on the 13th anniversary of  America’s 9/11, history will record that  a mediocre multiculturalist hack,  whose boilerplate rhetoric confused America’s founding with Islam’s abominable  virtues and who pressured NASA to bolster Muslim self-esteem, stood with mouth  agape as ISIS delivered that unkindest cut of all to his policy of arrogant  naiveté. Imagine George Washington promising to cast his lot with King George  shortly before Valley Forge or FDR symbolically offering the Nazis a chance to  sit in on the Manhattan Project’s briefings. Having, by virtue of his great  hubris, first stepped out on that trajectory towards folly, shall we then be  shocked that those papier-mâché Greek columns portend a Sibylline prophesy  heralding the dissolution of this “Hollow Man” who believed he could lead from  behind? If the gods first make mad those whom they would destroy, then we may be  provided a window to that prophetess’ final utterance. Let us hope that we are  not in the general vicinity when that terminal judgment alights from on  high.

From American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/09/foreign_policy_and_roosting_chickens.html

Glenn  Fairman writes from Highland, Ca. and welcomes your correspondence at arete5000@dslextreme.com.   He can be followed at www.stubbornthings.org and on  Twitter.

Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/09/foreign_policy_and_roosting_chickens.html#ixzz3DfFHsnmN

America The Pathetic

September 16, 2014

The post-Christian, post-modern man will not fight to defend himself.

He is psychologically emasculated and saturated with self-loathing.

Further, war will never be formally declared.  You will not see the U.K. (whatever is left of it), France, Germany or the U.S. declare war on anyone, ever.  That’s all over.  For the U.S., that ended with World War 2.  You all know that the U.S. never declared war in Korea, Vietnam, or anywhere else since World War 2, right?  Additionally, while World War 3 grinds its way forward through time, and as millions upon millions die, the media will continually state that THERE IS NO WAR, and anyone who says that there is a war is just a loon.  And the people will nod their heads, and the body count will rise, but it won’t be WAR you understand, because everything’s fine.

Octet | Barnhardt

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

mooslim Morons Don’t Abide By “Rules” for War

September 12, 2014

Europeans and their colonial descendants may pen laws of war, but only they are constrained by them.

 In the real world outside the dinner parties of Washington D.C. and Brussels, there are no laws in war.

Islamic law which has regulations for which foot to use when entering a bathroom (the left foot) and which side to sleep on (the right) has very few laws of war that cannot be nullified by necessity or even whim. On the battlefield, Islamic jurisprudence is boiled down to, Do what thou wilt in the cause of Allah, that is the whole of the law.

Sultan Knish: Divided We Stand

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

Bend Over Bass Ackward “Whitey” Political Correctness

September 12, 2014

Gays are 2.6% of the population, including Lesbians.

 Not much to hang a sports league on.

But the motivation is essentially religious. Owners care more about being seen as one of the chosen, the Saved, the special, the “good White” who gloriously saves the downtrodden non-White, or Gay, or Muslim, or what have you, and thus performs the sado-masochistic (credit the tweeter Roissy/Heartiste retweeted) rituals of recycling, yoga, tofu, vegetarianism, jogging, etc. along with “racial cuckoldry” that makes up the religion of Racial Penance and Redemption.

Michael Sam and Denzel Washington: the Gay NFL and Black Equalizer | whiskeysplace

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

America is Too Full of Itself and Drunk on PC to Recognize our Demise

September 10, 2014

Are the Orcs Winning?

September 7th, 2014
Written by Victor Davis Hanson
(Emphasis mine – ZTW)

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Fantasy versus reality.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings was sometimes faulted by literary critics for caricaturing the evil orcs as uniformly bad.  All of them were as unpleasant to look as they were deadly to encounter. There is not a single good orc or even a reformed orc in the trilogy. The apparent one-dimensional assumption of men, hobbits, dwarves, and elves is that the only good orc is a dead orc. So the absolutist Tolkien tried to teach us about the enduring nature of absolute good and evil. Apparently he did not think that anything from his contemporary experience might allow him to imagine reforming or rehabilitating such fictive folk.

In the 21st century we are often lectured that such simplistic, one-dimensional evil is long gone. A ubiquitous civilization has so permeated the globe that even the worst sorts must absorb some mitigating popular culture from the Internet, Twitter, and Facebook, as if the sheer speed of transmitting thoughts ensures their moral improvement.

Even where democracy is absent, the “world community” and a “global consciousness” are such that billions supposedly won’t let Attila, Tamerlane, and Genghis Khan reappear in our postmodern lives. To deal with a Major Hasan, Americans cannot cite his environment as the cause, at least not poverty, racism, religious bigotry, nativism, xenophobia, or any of the more popular –isms and-ologies in our politically correct tool box that we customarily use to excuse and contextualize evil behavior. So exasperated, we shrug and call his murdering “workplace violence” — an apparent understandable psychological condition attributable to the boredom and monotony of the bleak, postmodern office.

But then suddenly along comes the limb-lopping, child-snatching, and mutilating Nigerian-based Boko Haram. What conceivable Dark Age atrocity have they omitted? Not suicide bombing, mass murder, or random torture. They are absolutely unapologetic for their barbarity. They are ready to convert or kill preteens as their mood determines for the crime of being Christian. In response, the Nigerian government is powerless, while the United States is reduced to our first lady holding up Twitter hashtags, begging for the release of the latest batch of girls.

Is the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab worse? It likes the idea that it is premodern. In addition to the usual radical Islamic horrors of beheadings, rape, and mutilation, Al-Shabaab even kills protected elephants, perhaps thousands of them, to saw off tusks and fund their killing spree. They seem to make the medieval Taliban look tame in comparison.

Now we are glued on ISIS, the Mesopotamian killers who are beheading on video streams American journalists, as they murder, rape, and mutilate their way from Syria to central Iraq. One of the beheaders, Jihadi John, has a British accent, and seems to enjoy shocking Westerners with the fact that he is more familiarly savage than his fellow Arabic-speaking masochists. Apparently his family immigrated from the Muslim world to the affluence and freedom of the United Kingdom for a more civilized life so that their pampered son could one day leave it to seek to destroy all that had enabled him — and thereby find “meaning.”

If a British politician demanded to strip Jihadi John and those like him of their passports or an American senator demanded that we not let in any more Tsarnaev-like jihadists, the outcry would be such that the crimes of beheading and blowing up people at a marathon might pale in comparison. Cutting off somebody’s head or blowing off a leg is one thing, but casting aspersions on the Other is quite another.

All of the above might once have been lumped under al-Qaeda affiliates, but now Osama’s remnants apparently find monsters like ISIS too “brutal.” In contrast, Hamas only drives Christians out of Gaza rather than beheads them. It also executes unarmed Palestinians deemed insufficiently loyal. It maims those of rival Palestinian political groups. And it positions girls and boys as shields in places where their well-off elite commanders may well be targeted, rather than kidnap and take them out into the bush.

Although most of the savage violence that is plaguing the world today is the dividend of radical Islamists in Africa, Northern Africa, the Middle East, and, yes, Europe, state players are not immune. Bashar Assad has used the government apparatus of Syria to kill tens of thousands — some, in the manner of his old neighbor Saddam Hussein, through the agency of poison gas. He, too, is immune from an accounting — unless the even more evil ISIS catches up with him.

Europe and the United States are baffled by Vladimir Putin. He was supposed to be “reset” a long time ago. Or he should have at least reread Norman Angell’s The Great Illusion years ago, and learned that in an interconnected financial world, starting a war (like World War I) would be so suicidal a business as to prevent its occurrence. Instead, Putin is following the path of Joseph Stalin in the 1930s, gobbling up borderlands, but for the idea of the greater glory of Mother Russia rather than the Soviet commune. His modus operandi is as predictable as our Western weepy responses. He eyes some new territory. He cites long historical affinities. He points to oppressed Russian speakers. He sends in paramilitaries. And then he talks of annexing only part of some previous Russian land. Obama compares him to a cutup in the back of the classroom or dismisses his actions as macho “shtick.” Putin counters with talk about his nuclear arsenal or taking Kiev. If a journalist smarts off, Putin warns him of castration. If Putin wishes to let off a nuke, he might well do it — if only for the hell of it.

We can stop the roll call of global orcs here, with the assumption that we all know the nature of the lunatic North Korea nuclear regime, what the Iranians are planning for the children of the Holocaust, or who the sinister sort who run Pakistani military intelligence and fund terrorists in Afghanistan are. As state powers, they all have ways of incinerating tens of thousands rather than beheading hundreds.

Evil is ancient, unchanging, and with us always. The more postmodern the West becomes — affluent, leisured, nursed on moral equivalence, utopian pacifism, and multicultural relativism — the more premodern the evil among us seems to arise in nihilistic response, whether it is from the primordial Tsarnaev brothers or Jihadi John.  We have invented dozens of new ways to explain away our indifference, our enemies hundreds of new ways of reminding us of our impotence. I suppose we who enjoy the good life don’t want to lose any of it for anything — and will understandably do any amount of appeasing, explaining, and contextualizing to avoid an existential war against the beheaders and mutilators, a fact well-known to our enemies.

The Europeans are shrugging that Ukraine is lost and will soon sigh that the Baltic states are a far-off place not worth risking the coffee shops of Amsterdam to defend. Westerners lament beheadings but then privately mutter that journalists know just what they are getting into when they visit the Middle East. Murdering and abusing a U.S. ambassador on video is not such a big deal anymore and is worth only a second or so mention on Google News.

So we wait behind our suburban Maginot Lines, arguing over our quarter- and half-measure responses, refighting Iraq and Afghanistan as if they were the Somme and Verdun, assured that we can distract ourselves from the horrors abroad with psychodramas about Ferguson, the president’s golfing, his lectures on fairness, and which naked celebrity photo was hacked on the Internet.

Meanwhile the orcs are busy and growing and nearing the ramparts…

From PJMedia: http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/are-the-orcs-winning/?singlepage=true

islam Will Only Be Destroyed by Brute Force. It Cannot be Transformed.

August 28, 2014

Islamic Terrorism and the Power of Ideas

By Yoav J. Tenembaum
In a concise and clear manner, the former United States president, George W. Bush, said on the 11th of May, 2011, that United States foreign policy should continue to promote the ideas of freedom and democracy as a way to combat global terrorism. ”The long-term solution,” Bush said, “is to promote a better ideology, which is freedom. Freedom is universal.”

In the light of the current confrontation with the Islamic State terror organization, as well as with Al Qaeda and its affiliate groups, it is pertinent to assess to what extent Bush is right.

 In order to defeat a totalitarian ideology, the United States needs to advance an alternative. It must challenge Islamism with a morally superior vision and with a pragmatically more enticing solution.

However, totalitarian ideologies have rarely been defeated solely by the peaceful counter-argument of alternative ideologies.

Napoleon’s dictatorial version of the French revolution was finally defeated at the battlefields of Waterloo, following years of warfare and destruction.

Nazism was brought to an end by the Allied armies.

The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia was defeated by fellow communists Vietnam.

Even Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union was not brought to an end just by posing an alternative ideology, but by a policy of containment, combining a military, political, and economic dimension.

Equally, Islamic terrorism won’t be defeated only by the inherently superior ideas of democracy and liberty.

Totalitarian ideologies are usually carried to success by an overwhelming sense of self-righteousness and brute force. Usually, only the counter-positing of an alternative vision and military power is able to challenge it. There can be no illusion about this. It is very difficult to defeat a totalitarian force only by resorting to the power of ideas.

To be sure, military power does not have to be deployed at each juncture in order to advance the cause of freedom and democracy. Nevertheless, it becomes much more difficult to neutralize a totalitarian force only by advancing arguments extolling freedom and democracy.

In this context one should be careful to distinguish between the use and the projection of military power.

The Soviet Union was defeated, among other things, by the projection of military power; Nazism by its actual use.

This is a point worth emphasizing.

A totalitarian force, however brutal, can be directed by rational leaders, such as the leaders of the Soviet Union or by irrational ones as Nazi Germany’s. The first are more prone to be dissuaded by the projection of power; the latter, much less so.

Islamic terrorism belongs to the latter rather than the former. Thus, the mere projection of power may not be enough to convince those who lead the Islamic State or Al Qaeda and follow its precepts to desist from carrying out terrorist attacks; it may not be sufficient either with other Islamic groups who employ violence to advance their totalitarian cause.

To be sure, Bush believes that the ideas of freedom and democracy may persuade the possible recruits of Islamic terrorist groups not to engage in suicide attacks by placing a better, more appealing alternative. Further, he contends that “It is only when you do not have hope in a society that you join a suicide bomber team.”

Unfortunately, Bush, whose instincts in this matter are right, seems to be a bit overly-optimistic.

Many individuals have joined suicide bomber teams coming from well-to-do family backgrounds and having the prospect of a hopeful future before them, including in the democratic, free world.

Fanatical ideology may not necessarily be the result of what we in the democratic world would consider as a lack of hope.

The virus of ideological fanaticism may spread quite easily among individuals who sincerely believe in its precepts. Belief, however fanatical, does not have to derive from a lack of hope.

The aim of U.S. foreign policy, then, should not be merely to place a better and more appealing alternative to those who lack hope, but rather to argue positively for a sociopolitical culture which is inherently good. Beyond that, only a combination of force, or its projection, alongside diplomatic, economic and legal means can achieve the containment and ultimate defeat of a totalitarian ideology.

It is difficult to fathom the idea that individuals may sincerely embrace a destructive ideology, one that venerates death. Unless we do, the ongoing battle against the totalitarian ideology of the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and their likes will take much longer and entail more suffering.

In a concise and clear manner, the former United States president, George W. Bush, said on the 11th of May, 2011, that United States foreign policy should continue to promote the ideas of freedom and democracy as a way to combat global terrorism.

“The long-term solution,” Bush said, “is to promote a better ideology, which is freedom. Freedom is universal.”

In the light of the current confrontation with the Islamic State terror organization, as well as with Al Qaeda and its affiliate groups, it is pertinent to assess to what extent Bush is right.

In order to defeat a totalitarian ideology, the United States needs to advance an alternative. It must challenge Islamism with a morally superior vision and with a pragmatically more enticing solution.

However, totalitarian ideologies have rarely been defeated solely by the peaceful counter-argument of alternative ideologies.

Napoleon’s dictatorial version of the French revolution was finally defeated at the battlefields of Waterloo, following years of warfare and destruction.

Nazism was brought to an end by the Allied armies.

The Khmer Rouge in Cambodia was defeated by fellow communists Vietnam.

Even Communism in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union was not brought to an end just by posing an alternative ideology, but by a policy of containment, combining a military, political, and economic dimension.

Equally, Islamic terrorism won’t be defeated only by the inherently superior ideas of democracy and liberty.

Totalitarian ideologies are usually carried to success by an overwhelming sense of self-righteousness and brute force. Usually, only the counter-positing of an alternative vision and military power is able to challenge it. There can be no illusion about this. It is very difficult to defeat a totalitarian force only by resorting to the power of ideas.

Read it all here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/08/islamic_terrorism_and_the_power_of_ideas_.html

The Sum Total of the Ferguson Mess

August 22, 2014

Editor”s Note: Normally, I would only put in an excerpt of an article I find interesting, but in this case Ivy Mike has knocked it out of the park and echoes my sentiments perfectly. So here is the whole thing and it is excellent. ZTW

 

#Ferguson – when assholes collide

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Well, I have been trying to lay low on this thing for a while, because I knew as soon as all of the breathless reports started about Michael Brown’s death, more facts – and let’s stress that, FACTS – would come to light that would blow the immediate narrative right out of the water. The initial collision between alleged lawbreaker and law enforcer is of little consequence to me, because criminals and cops collide daily. It is the inevitable aftermath caused by cultural sicknesses that are now embedded in several groups of assholes that I want to discuss.

First group of assholes: the media

For the love of all that’s holy, the US media is full of brainwashed cultural-marxist, limp-wristed, sissy men and their “you-go-girl,” change-the-world sisters. They lack ability to think critically and they frame every issue within the bucket of rotting tripe the pampered communists in their J-schools filled their spongy young minds with.

Their complete inability to just report the goddamned facts in ANY story without interjecting some marxist agenda is a key factor for there being more blood in the streets than need be. Rumor, innuendo, and just flat-out bullshit ruled the initial days after Michael Brown was shot. Every loud-mouthed race-baiter from across the land was dragged onto every news station to run his suckhole about a situation in which he had ZERO facts, but decided to crank up the animosity for the doe-eyed, guilt-filled, leftist lady announcers and their beta male orbiters. The bullshit continues unabated today, and will continue tomorrow, and the next day and the next. If this thing goes nuclear, I will not cry for journalists when the mobs they incited burn news offices to the ground and drag reporters naked through the streets before they string them up on lampposts.

Next group of assholes: Officer Safety and his merry band of stormtroopers

Like I said earlier, the initial collision between what appears to be the criminal and the cop is not what I am going to discuss here, BECAUSE ALL OF THE FACTS ARE NOT IN. However, with the news of the initial autopsy and the cop’s orbital skull fracture, all does not seem to be as the media is portraying it. In any case, let’s talk about MRAPs, carbines, body armor, and jocked-up dudes “operating” within these United States.

Before I go any further, let me state this. I am 100% behind the SWAT/SRT missions of hostage rescue, active shooter eradication, and apprehension of a violent felon. A violent felon is not a guy that writes “fuck the government” on his Facebook page, no matter what Tumblr social justice warriors, Eric Holder, and the staff at CNN say. He’s the guy that beats the daylights out of his woman and threatens to “kill anyone that tries to stop me” after pulling out his Romanian AK and smoking the last of his meth. Preservation of life is the metric for the use of these teams.

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In the photo above, I see one LE guy with a pepper ball gun, another guy with a baton, and it looks like the rest have locked and loaded M4s pointed directly at Mr. Citizen. These guys look a lot more like a bunched up rifle squad on hadji patrol in a third world country than peace officers sent to restore order. If someone threw a firecracker behind this squad, would Mr. Citizen have been aired out? The escalation of force policy seems to be up at 11. Maybe swap out the carbines for some bean-bag shotguns, plastic shields, and more pepper ball guns with one dude in the middle with the M4 in case things get hairy? Once you point a loaded carbine at someone’s chest, what’s next? If the concept of the Strategic Corporal was huge factor in our fights in Iraq and Afghanistan, what do you think SWAT guys ventilating protestors are going to do in this situation?

Furthermore, arresting and tear-gassing journalists is China-level shit. I don’t trust journalists, but their activities are protected and sworn peace officers are sworn to protect said activities. The bully-boy show needs to stop.

As far as all the gear and equipment, I really don’t care. I don’t. I have a lot of that shit in a locker at home myself. My view is if the police can have it, I should have it. Anything that I am restricted from owning, so should be the police. So let’s abolish the NFA, get those SBRs, cans, Lahtis, Solothurns, and other goodies out there to the rest of us freedom-loving patriots, and get back to letting freedom ring as the Founding Fathers designed it.

But I digress.

The reality is, there are a lot of dangerous, psycho shitheads in this country, and you need to be able to fight them when they go feral. To that end, what I object to about the Militarization of Law Enforcement®, is the MINDSET that has taken hold with the proliferation of SWAT/SRT and the use of military tactics on civilians by their public servants. The over-reliance of cool-guy gear and assault team tactics as a substitute for good policing and intel gathering is wrong. The video below captures EVERYTHING that I find detestable about the overuse of SWAT/SRT.

That right there is how you teach a young girl how to hate the police for her entire life. You might call it “Creating Guerrillas 101.”

It’s raids like these, and raids over raw milk, poker games, guitar wood, and quite frankly, search warrants, that I find objectionable. The idea that we need to bring maximum violence to every situation in the name of “Officer Safety” is paradoxical and stupid. We are a country with 80 million gun owners, and we have enough stupid laws and regulations on the books that any of us could be committing three felonies a day without knowing it. You go for a 100% compliance regime and kick in someone’s door at 3am for watering his lawn on the wrong day, someone is going to get shot, either unlucky homeowner or jocked-up SWAT guy. Rousting people out of bed and running and gunning through their homes while they are groggy and trying to figure out what the hell is happening is a recipe for disaster. It must stop.

Couple this with the “everyone is a terrorist” mindset that the feds, with help from the loons at the Southern Poverty Law Center and their fellow travelers, are drilling into their people as well as any state and local units they train, and you have heavily armed dudes thinking the citizens of the US are as bad as al Qaeda because they don’t drink the big government Kool-Aid. You have goobers like Sheriff Joey Terrell, the man who’s goon squad flashbanged an infant, justifying his incompetence and brutality by categorizing a meth dealer as a terrorist, so that justifies blowing a hole in an infant’s chest. That’s just plain sick.

Until the shield of sovereign immunity can be altered so idiots like Sheriff Terrell and his knuckle-dragging minions pay PERSONALLY for their transgressions instead of offloading the liability on the very taxpayers they victimize, this foolishness will continue.

Law enforcement needs a course correction in these United States. Leave the MRAP behind, get out of the cars, walk the streets, and talk to the people you serve.

Next group of assholes: ghetto black Americans, their enablers, and non-blacks who act like ghetto black Americans

Sorry ghetto black Americans and your enablers, but you are all full of shit. When seven black Americans are killed and another 29 black Americans are wounded in one weekend in Chicago, where the hell are you? WHERE ARE YOU? Nowhere. What about similar body counts in a weekend in LA? NYC? DC? Baltimore? Atlanta? New Orleans?

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Why?

Because the people stacking black bodies in the morgue like cordwood are as black as the victims, and when you acknowledge it, you must look inward in order to change it.

What George Zimmerman and Darren Wilson buy people is the ability to deflect any blame for ghetto black American deaths on other ghetto black Americans and feed the very false narrative that whites are hunting blacks ad infinitum. It allows people to avoid asking the tough questions about a ghetto black American culture that is anti-education, anti-intellectual, violent, overwhelmed with bastardy, self-loathing, and suicidal. I have seen this culture with my own eyes in many ways. The saddest, to me, was watching one of my classmates in elementary school who was in the gifted program and got As on everything she did get hounded by other blacks mercilessly for “acting white.” By junior high school she was worn down and began to fail. I don’t believe she ever finished high school. I never understood that. And I never will.

David Carroll. It is…what it is.

Mr. David Carroll discusses how a black life only has value when it is taken by a white person or a white cop. He sums it up well.

If Michael Brown was a violent asshole that was stupid enough to try to attack a cop after stealing from a store, admit it and drive on. There are better black men out there who are worth fighting for than some career felon-to-be. The world is full of white, yellow, brown, and red violent assholes that aren’t worth fly shit on a dog turd. If one of them gets taken out of the gene pool by their own violent actions against others, you don’t see the country marching to support them, but instead celebrating one less dangerous shithead walking the streets. The narrative of “my little baby didn’t do nothin’” is sadly comical as more and more dribbles out about these violent young men. The effect is cynicism and skepticism when any other young black needs people to believe his story if something has gone wrong for him. Stop living in denial. The rest of the world sees right through the BS.

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Celebrating looters and rioters who take their anger out on sneaker stores, liquor stores, rim stores, and various and sundry businesses that had nothing to do with the death of a young, ghetto black American feeds every stereotype about ghetto black American culture on a parabolic scale. While the media may lionize this conduct, the rest of the country looks on it with scorn. It sucks for the protestors that are doing civil disobedience right.

To the whack-jobs out there scolding the violent for not rioting and looting in white neighborhoods: Are you psychotic? What on earth do people think is going to happen if that starts? Is that what people want? Seriously? As my black brothers and sisters say on The Twitter, “SMH.”

The racial grievance industry has done an outstanding job of convincing blacks that they are incapable of succeeding in this country for every reason under the sun. Jesse ‘n’ Al ‘n’ Friends need an uneducated, beat-down, angry, weaponized underclass in order to keep the money flowing into their pockets and to threaten guilt-ridden, white leftists with the kind of violence seen in the looting and rioting in Ferguson. There are also gobs of black politicians at the state and local levels, and bureaucrats in the federal Leviathan that benefit from the same structure, and they will do everything to stay on that gravy train. The LAST THING ON EARTH the racial grievance industry wants is an educated – and I mean EDUCATED, not INDOCTRINATED – upwardly mobile, self-sufficient, and prosperous black middle class. If and when it arises, it will tear these leeches from its body and throw them into the fire for eternity.

Remember – one black American dies at the hand of a white American, Jesse ‘n’ Al ‘n’ Friends are everywhere, all the time. Seven black Americans die at the hands of black Americans. Crickets. They do not care.

Next group of assholes: Big government progressives from all spectra

Ferguson is a town where 50 years of the welfare state and 50 years of the warfare state have come to clash. It is the legacies of Johnson’s War on Poverty and Nixon’s War on Drugs mixing into a toxic brew of hopelessness, dysfunction, and oppression. Their tragedy is magnified by the recalcitrance of the central planners in the imperial capital of DC to cop to the fact that by all metrics, these “Wars on” have failed on every level except to grow the size and power of the central state over the lives of the citizenry.

The central planners have destroyed the black family through welfare programs. The central planners have made startup/small business entrepreneurship nearly impossible through oppressive regulation and taxation. The central planners have created a black market in drugs, failing to learn the lessons of Prohibition in the 1920s, that destabilizes governments and societies by enriching criminals and poisoning the citizenry. The central planners have armed state and local police to the teeth with military hardware and a martial mindset that views the people they serve as an enemy force, to combat the black market in drugs they were critical in creating.

The Hegelian dialectic remedy for Ferguson is already in play, with the murderous, corrupt Eric Holder and his army of commissars crawling all over to cement the federal chokehold on every aspect of life in that city.

There will be oversight committees full of the kleptocrat black politicians and their racial grievance industry partners, a punching bag or two from the current local government, and maybe, just maybe an actual citizen or two, who all report in to marxist-revolutionary commissars from Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. It will meet, fight, accomplish nothing, but will require more federal money.

There will be more taxpayer money to fund “programs” for the youth. The amount of money will be large, and it will be skimmed down to nothing by the kleptocrats and their jock-hangers before it reaches the Midnight Basketball program that is supposed to save the next Michael Brown. The success metrics for these programs will not be on kids who graduated school, stayed out of the legal system, and started businesses, but on money spent, guaranteeing their continued growth and the enrichment of the kleptocrats.

The police will become ineffective because they all see what is happening to Darren Wilson and will not want to take the risk to stop crime. There will be a hue and cry for more black officers, and when there is a dearth of them that can meet the requirements, the standards will be lowered, and they will be corrupted by the kleptocracy.

There will be “enterprise zones” funded by taxpayers that create new strip malls and apartments that barely any business will dare to move into because of the history of riots and looting. They will fall into disrepair and ultimately fail.

The federal government will continue to encourage and reward bastardy, continuing its annihilation of the black family.

The War on Drugs will continue unabated, ensuring that the lucrative black market will lure in the young black males to earn a living. They will continue to kill each other over turf. They will continue to commit crimes. They will be caught up into the legal system and be eaten alive.

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Progressivism is the imposition of a prison on a country, managed by tyrants and kelptocrats from the panopticon in DC. It’s time for a breakout.

Let’s break out

These recommendations will be panned because they all require an educated citizenry that takes responsibility for its own governance while protecting individual rights and enforcing individual responsibility. I don’t care.

Apparently only 12% of voters turned out in the last municipal election in Ferguson. If the race was close, that means that 6% +1 voter determined the outcome of the city’s government. If there ever was an illustration of how apathy kills, this is it.

The federal elections are completely corrupted and serve only to legitimize the illegitimacy of what has metastasized in DC. Local elections, on the other hand, are the place where voters still matter, for if no other reason, you can walk to the mayor’s or the alderman’s houses, knock on their doors, and say “hello” with a fire in your eye and gritted teeth as you let them know your thoughts on the current school bond measure while you open carry your 1911a1.

Chew on these recommendations:

Fall out of love with “there outta be a law.” Peace officers…er…law enforcement officers have to enforce hundreds of thousands of idiotic laws. It’s time to unwind the great state of malum prohibitum laws and regulations and focus on malum in se activities. Violence and/or fraud initiated by one party to deprive another party of life, liberty, or property is just about all you need. Every seatbelt law, recycling regulation, and every law that has the genesis of an emotional parent saying “I just want to make sure this never happens to another parent again,” is an invitation to The Man into your life, where lots of other things can go wrong. If we make everything illegal through regulation and legislation, then you are going to need a gargantuan, intrusive police power to enforce all of it. It’s up to all of us Joe and Jane Citizens to unwind it.

Drop the marxist indoctrination and teach real skills. Actual civics on representative republics. Lots of math. Basic bookkeeping and economics. Real grammar and communication skills. Stop shitting on the Constitution and Declaration of Independence and show the kids how the defense of their individual rights and the individual rights of others are the keys to their prosperity. Equip these kids with the knowledge to know when their local and federal governments are enslaving them so they can throw off the yokes and be free. I know, it will never happen in government schools, but you at least have to try.

End the War on Drugs. Prohibition failed in the 1920s. So has this. Legalize the poison, tax it, and spend the money on rehab. Enough of this. Malum in se > malum prohibitum.

Prohibit SWAT/SRT from being used on any administrative law issue, regulatory issue, or search warrant. Preservation of life should be the decision point for deployment of these teams in ending a hostage rescue, stopping a spree shooter, or apprehending a verified violent felon. Narrow the mission and keep it narrow.

Repeal every asset seizure and forfeiture law on the books that takes property from anyone BEFORE he is convicted in a court of law of a crime. These are blatant violations of the Fifth Amendment and have no place in a free society.

End the 1033 program in its current form and have local initiatives to approve of the equipment purchases from DOD by popular vote. Local peace officers need to answer to the people they serve. The way the 1033 program currently works undermines the principles of local governance. These purchases should be done transparently with the full consent of the governed. If the locality can’t afford the toy without financial assistance from the feds, then it should be rejected. Local governance trumps federal intrusion. If the locality wants it bad enough, its called a bond issue.

Get Ferguson to vote in its local elections and stop focusing only on the “American Idolatry” Presidential elections. Get the participation rate in the 80% range so the people in Ferguson own their government. If the place thrives, great. If it flushes itself down the sewer, too bad. Either way, the citizens will be responsible for it. They’ll own the mayor, the council, the police chief, and everyone else.

The constabulary should reflect the population. This is a follow on to the above. As much as I hate Eric “Whitewasher of Waco” Holder, he is correct about this. If 70% of the population is black and 5% of the police force is black, you are going to have a problem. I am not advocating quotas. I posit a police force will be viewed less as an occupying army if the people it serves see themselves in it. Keeping the peace needs to be the focus.

Abolish the federal tax code and the IRS. You want economic prosperity? Let the people of Ferguson start their own businesses, set the wages for their employees, and sell what there’s a market for without gobs of regulatory overhead and compliance costs. Free people don’t ask the governments for permission to make a living. Pursuit of happiness and all that.

Stop the bastardy and build families. Strong men are not raised in women-only households. This has to come from black America to black America. And that’s all I have to say about that.

Learn to defend the individual rights of people you hate. Paradoxical, no? This my friends, is the crux of freedom. I’ll be honest. In my head I’ve choked out 40% of my fellow Americans because I think they are vapid, brain-dead, collectivist tools that have squandered their freedom for the illusion of security by centralized government. From reading the media they put out, they’ve already got me lined up for a bullet in the back of the head NKVD-style because I love my freedom, guns, and whiskey, and find illegitimate any vote to strip me of any of those or related things, no matter how “democratic” the process was.

We don’t have to like each other, but we have to tolerate each other. Don’t confuse toleration with loving, liking, or acceptance. I think marxists are stupid and evil, Hollywood generally makes shit, leftist propaganda, Islam is a psycho religion, most religion is crap, transexuals are mentally ill, blatant public displays of male homosexuality are gross, 9mm = 45ACP as it all depends on the skill of the user, Carolina BBQ is best, the NFL sucks, butter is good for you, and taxation is theft.

Behold. The face of tolerance.

Hate me. Hate all you want for these, but do not try to outlaw me for not thinking like you do. I will do the same for you. For those who conspire to strip from each other life, liberty, and property, then it’s game on. Voting for politicians to do the stripping for you is the same as doing it yourself, and you can never, ever wash that stain off.

Strip away the propaganda from everywhere and ask yourself if the focus of that vitriol is getting his life, liberty, or property taken away. If so, wrap your head around helping him instead of joining in. Because the next guy in the barrel could be you.

From Ivy Mike Cafe: http://www.ivymikecafe.com/2014/08/21/ferguson-when-assholes-collide-2/

Z Man Has it Right. No Good Option in Sight.

August 21, 2014

Christian Blues

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will have noticed that I am not particularly religious. I’m not an atheist, but I’m not religious. Mark me down as indifferent, maybe even insouciant. That said, I am sympathetic to Christianity and I think it is the one religion most compatible with self-governance. Islam is tribal and pagan. Judaism is too legalistic for anyone outside the tribe to manage. Atheism is just a license to believe any old nonsense that comes down the pike. Therefore, I prefer a mildly Christian society, if I get a choice.

The trouble is the people in charge of the country hate Christians with an intensity of a thousand suns. The Liberal Democrats, if they had the option, would make ISIS look multi-cultural. They would burn down every church in the country and ban the religion entirely. The Republicans have tried hard to use  Evangelicals for votes, but it has been hit and miss. Frankly, Evangelicals have been given a lot of bad advice about how to make a difference in politics. Now, the GOP is tired of pretending to care about things like abortion and homosexual marriage. They would like to free themselves of the snake handlers.

That means the Christians, social conservatives and Evangelicals may find themselves with out a candidate in 2016. At least, that’s what the WaPo is hoping for anyway.

Perched on the edge of his chair in a study overflowing with books, Pastor Gino Geraci reels off the Republicans he no longer believes in. His friend Mike Huckabee is an “odd bird” who couldn’t win a general election. Sarah Palin doesn’t inspire him with her “cliched responses to difficult questions.” Rand Paul is “fascinating but frustrating.”

Of all the Republicans weighing a bid for president in 2016, the only one who puts a smile on Geraci’s face is doctor-turned-conservative-media-darling Ben Carson. And yet, Geraci concedes, Carson is “not in the mainstream” and has little chance of ever being elected.

The assessment from Geraci, the founding pastor of Calvary South Denver, a sprawling evangelical church with several thousand congregants, reflects a broader sense of despair among white evangelicals about the Republican Party many once considered their comfortable home.

Many social conservatives say they feel politically isolated as the country seems to be hurtling to the left, with marijuana now legal in Colorado and gay marriage gaining ground across the nation. They feel out of place in a GOP increasingly dominated by tea party activists and libertarians who prefer to focus on taxes and the role of government and often disagree with social conservatives on drugs or gay rights.

I’ve always thought that Evangelicals have it wrong, as far as how to engage in politics. They think putting people who are from their cult in office is all that’s needed to get their desired policy outcomes. That was never going to work because big government is incompatible with religious liberty and social conservatism. The state is always at war with private association and private contract. The bigger the state, the more hostile it is to these things.

Meanwhile, the list of possible front-runners for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination includes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has a limited relationship with evangelical activists, and the libertarian-leaning Paul, the senator from Kentucky who only recently began reaching out to social conservatives. One prominent establishment favorite weighing a bid, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), is a supporter of legal same-sex marriage who claims his views on the issue could help him and his party appeal to younger voters.

This is where the Colonial Post shows itself to be blazingly ignorant of what’s going on outside the hive. Tubby is not getting elected to anything and he is pro-life. Rand Paul  has been playing the social conservative side of the street for years, as did his old man. He’s not winning the nomination, but he is hardly a typical libertarian. Rob Portman is a company man who has no chance in the GOP primary, even assuming he runs.

The disconnect between social conservatives and the GOP has become a “chasm,” said Gary Bauer, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2000 and is now head of the Campaign for Working Families. He pointed to the party’s two most recent presidential nominees, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, as examples of candidates who were touted initially as having broad appeal to centrists in the general election but ultimately never inspired evangelicals and lost.

Neither McCain or Romney were centrists. McCain has always been a bit of nut and hostile to Evangelicals. He went into Suffolk Virginia in the 2000 primary and told Evangelicals to shove it. Romney actually did well with social conservatives, despite the fact no one believed a single word that came out his mouth. His problem was not his positions. His problem was no one believed him.

Fundamentally, that’s the problem facing the GOP. No one believes them. If you are a social conservative serving the cause for the last twenty-five years, you have to be discouraged. In 1990, there were pro-life Democrats and no trace of gay marriage or tranny rights. Abortion and family law issues all looked like they were heading your way. The DLC was advocating a more conciliatory tone with social conservatives.

Today, even Republicans flinch at the mention of opposition to the most extreme perversions. This garbage is jammed in your face everywhere you look. I’ve stopped watching ESPN because I’m all fagged out and I’m not even an Evangelical. If I had committed my life to the Evangelical cause, I’d be ready to throw in the towel on politics.

I do wonder if the Christians in this country have one last fight in them, though. The lunatics have been running wild now for a decade and the damage is immeasurable. I know I’ll never see the day when we finally fix what Obama has broken. We’re still suffering for Clinton’s failures. The damage Bush did to the GOP will never be fixed. He effectively killed the party, I think. Even if the Christians have it in them, where do they turn?

I’m not terribly optimistic.

From The Z Man: http://thezman.com/wordpress/

Movie Stars Have it So Rough.

August 15, 2014

THERE must be few fates worse than being a movie star today.

Think of having to spend your life in that galaxy of black holes and bright, shining anti-stars.

Think of that world of brutal competition and expensive divorce, that vast field of stumbling alcoholics, suicides, and drug addicts with their fitness trainers, oceanfront palaces and the latest in cosmetic dentistry. The average movie star spends thousands of hours in the dentist’s chair, millions of hours on the treadmill, trillions of hours lifting weights. Whenever I see celebrities on the red carpet at awards ceremonies, like Greek gods lining up for deadly sport, I think of all the dull hours these semi-divines had to spend looking at themselves in the mirror or getting fitted for their costly shreds of clothing. All for the sake of movies that involve real artistry and technical virtuosity but are more often than not still bad movies. Talk about selling your soul. There is no rehab center that can keep these gods from weeping.

The Thinking Housewife › Stars Drop from the Sky

Found at AD: http://americandigest.org/

A Bad Choice.

August 15, 2014

“Genie, you’re free.”

Matt Walsh: Robin Williams didn’t die from a disease, he died from his choice . It’s a tragic choice, truly, but it is a choice, and we have to remember that. Your suicide doesn’t happen to you; it doesn’t attack you like cancer or descend upon you like a tornado. It is a decision made by an individual. A bad decision. Always a bad decision.

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

Is it Too Late for America?

August 12, 2014

Below this seething maelstrom of degeneracy lie dangerous shoals of cultural conservatism,

of people who believe in two sexes and birth within wedlock and orderly society obedient to law.

They are quietly very, very angry at seeing everything they stand for eaten away by the multi-culti, touchy-feely, everything-goes miasma emanating from Washington. They speak of personal responsibility, learning the multiplication tables, English as the national language, and no toleration of crime– and they know who commits it. Whether you think them simple-minded and fascist or wholesome and self-reliant defines which side of the gaping cultural divide you inhabit.

Fred On Everything

Weimar America is not stable.

 

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A sort of insanity rules, warning of stress building along many political San Andreas faults waiting for the Big One.

A pathologically aggressive United States bombs countries almost at random while little boys are dragged from school in handcuffs for pointing a finger and saying “Bang.”  Girls suffer from bulimia and anorexia, lunacies nonexistent in psychically healthy societies. A crack-brained feminism makes cockamamie circuses of the universities. Bastardy runs at a perilous thirty percent among white women, verging on cultural disintegration, and seventy percent among blacks. The epicene young grow in sheltered, meaningless hothouse-suburbs, never having worked, baited a hook, been in a schoolyard fight, or existed outside of a feckless bored helplessness. From the cellars come prancing homosexuals, men in dresses and panties, the surgically altered inverts and sadomasochistic hobbyists. The high schools are become drug markets, differing only slightly from the middle schools. Life is a cabaret, old chum, here in Caligula’s bedroom.

Fred On Everything

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

Time to Drain The muslim Swamp

August 6, 2014

Sheep and Goats: Impure Thoughts on the Gaza War

By Glenn Fairman

Waging a war with moral trilobites is always nasty business, and no nation state knows this truth more fully than Israel in its current conflagration with Hamas. The Gaza regime is a pitiless beast whose primitive instincts compel it to commit acts that are counter to its own long-term interests. Indeed, while it is one thing to steel ones heart to the murder of a blood-sworn enemy, Hamas is bound and determined to do battle using the scarlet-stained skeletons of their own children as body armor. Tragically, it seems that every soul under the brutal tutelage of Hamas forfeits its innocence and becomes criminally culpable in earning a terrorist state’s impending judgment — to which Gaza is racing blindly to meet headlong.

It is the Palestinian’s proverbial never-ending story: Hamas instigates an asymmetrical conflict as the willing proxy of other nations: in this latest instance it is theocratic Iran. In doing so, it rekindles the Myth of Palestinian Victimhood in the theatre of the Idiot West and again refills its financial coffers from those whose ethical compass has been long shattered. In its hypocrisy, it clumsily kills its own “innocents” by launching rockets as it wails and indignantly shakes its index finger westward to an audience of friendly cameras who are as honest as Bedouin traders. Hamas has proven itself to be of pure Palestinian pedigree: incapable of honor or shame and equal to the hideous task of sacrificing the lives of hundreds of its nimble children to construct its terror tunnels or summarily executing individuals who reject the staged martyrdom that comes from standing in close proximity to a rocket launcher. No action is contemplated without the ruthless calculation of how it will play to the world’s grandstands, all while filtered through the media’s unilaterally distorted lens.

While the usual suspects of the media can be called upon to spread their legs in unquestioned obedience to Israel’s destruction, the prevailing winds have changed a bit  and the stench of sulphur rising from the rhetoric of Arab apologists has rendered the “poor- mouthing” Hamas government a figure increasingly worthy of derision. This time around, it seems as if the bloom is somewhat off the rose, since cease-fires have been routinely ignored by Hamas and the ugly truth about the origin of Gaza’s casualties is trickling out at an increased rate to help balance the regime’s well-oiled public relations machine. Other than the congenitally deranged, no one of consequence any longer doubts that U.N. schools, hospitals, and mosques are home to military HQs and munitions caches, although Hillary Clinton laughingly attributes this barbarism to the cramped conditions in Gaza. And moreover, the suffering of the Israelis in terms of their terrorized civilians and IDF casualties have been brought to light like never before to the drowsy Occidental world, thanks to alternative social media.

Nevertheless, one must awaken before perceiving the truth. Jew hating has become a revived art form in Europe and the U.S., but despite the green light of political fashion, those timid intellects that are still sensitive to the charge of anti-Semitism are quick to profess, through the aid of tortured reasoning, that although they might despise Israel, they hold no such quarrel with Jews per se. Indeed, it is through such contorted moral gyrations that the Left’s eyes glaze over so that evil is comfortably accommodated in minds that can compartmentalize conflicting claims of justice and logic.

Being a fundamentally reasonable people, Israelis have so far shown themselves unwilling to bite the bullet and conduct war in the style of their adversary, who if the tables were turned, would shed no crocodile tears in committing genocide. Although Israel could make short work of this “oozing sore” with its superior firepower by forever assuring that tunnels would not be replaced nor rockets refashioned, it has been restrained both by its own morality and by the effeminate sensibilities of naïve spectators who lack skin in the region. Thus, the IDF must resort to “roof-knocking” and airstrikes conducted with surgical precision in order to help separate the sheep from the goats — even if those adorable lambs wield AK-47’s and have been psychologically conditioned and militarily trained to snipe at advancing soldiers. In the final reckoning, death is no respecter of persons, and its claims are indifferent to whether they are administered through the hands of hardened insurgents or blushing young maidens sporting a bomb vest.

But it all comes down to this: When prosecuting war aims, the ultimate goal is to neutralize an enemy’s resources and collective will to continue fighting — not just temporarily, but permanently. It is madness to treat Hamas’ aggression as just another “mowing the lawn” exercise. Anything less is kicking the can down the road and makes a mockery of holy sacrifices and squandered treasure that have been expended in killing aggressors and shattering their swords. Without experiencing that terrible moral education of suffering that comes as retribution for fomenting wars, a people are trapped within a never-ending loop of futility: where no lessons are learned or malignant regimes replaced. With instances of national evil: where the population is complicit in electing a thoroughly wicked leadership, the people must be held accountable and made to swallow the dregs of their defeat whole. One can only imagine what might have transpired if Nazi Germany were dealt with as Hamas has been. In truth, the goals of Hitler and Hamas are identical in respect to the Jew, and the only distinction separating them is one of resources, not will. Moreover, it was thoroughly necessary to bring the stark implications of total war home to the average German: whose young boys and girls fueled the war effort, while they themselves produced the material necessities to continue German aggression. In the end, that unholy regime was destroyed and discredited in the minds of its population, and Germany was then free to rise from the ashes of its error.

Despite the current obtuseness infecting a planet that increasingly cannot divide evil from good, Israel is reaching the natural limits of its patience with Hamas. The Jewish state, having handed the Palestinians a ring of gold in good faith, has for its trouble been rewarded with missiles from a nest of adders. Incredibly, no nation on earth has been more forgiving, having been confronted and fallen upon time and again with bile and bellicosity. It is imperative to squarely face the fact that within the regimes headed by Hamas and Hizb’allah, the distinction between innocence and guilt — sheep and goats — has grown agonizingly thin. Unless a wave of introspection, delivered through the vehicle of white hot pain, is experienced and the consequences of propping up a wicked regime are internalized by the Palestinian street, many more human lives will be destroyed: either by the living death that comes from a concentrated diet of hate, or from the Israeli juggernaut who has exhausted its tolerance. Speaking to the latter, the frightening discovery of Hamas’ Rosh Hashana Tunnel Plot to massacre and kidnap Israeli civilians from towns situated adjacent to Gaza has only steeled Jewish resolve and unified her as a society, even the perpetually recalcitrant Israeli Left.

That vast system of swamps that poison the Muslim world will one day need to be sterilized and drained, and Gaza has made itself conspicuous through its reckless admixture of audacity and guile. Within any jungle where self-preservation is paramount, any distinction between sheep and goats is wasted on the lion and one baits him to his own singular peril. In that political state of nature, where the decision to either kill or be killed is the only option, do not be surprised when the craven stratagem of delivering indiscriminate death from behind a phalanx of schoolgirls raises the temperature of warfare to the melting point, and the only truly merciful response is the utter abandonment of mercy.

Glenn Farman writes from Highland, Ca.  He welcomes your correspondence at arete5000@dslextreme.com and can be followed at www.stubbornthings.org  and on T

From American Thinker: http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/07/sheep_and_goats_impure_thoughts_on_the_gaza_war.html

Certain Things Are Not Feasible, Regardless of How Great They Appear.

August 1, 2014

Hard Limits and Electric Cars

by Davis Aurini

Going Green is a fatal conceit.  It doesn’t matter if you:

  • Run all of your personal devices off of intermittent solar and wind,
  • grow your own crops and compost the left-overs,
  • reduce your consumption of unnecesary consumerist garbage,
  • and learn to fix your own car/plumbing/electrical wires…

…you still haven’t changed the system.

Living off the grid is a wonderfully foolish and tragically heroic thing to do – it certainly increases your anti-fragility – but “Going Green”, if it means anything at all, involves a return to pre-Industrial levels of energy consumption.  Grass huts and a pointy stick.  The real cost of civilization isn’t the energy you consume, it’s the energy that the mining company consumes – and a mining company cannot afford to have work-stoppages due to the intermittency of solar power, not and remain profitable, the banking/communication industry cannot afford interruptions to their data-transfer, and we can’t afford to feed everybody on home-grown plots of land.

Civilization is like a car going up a steep hill; you can argue that 140 km/h is needlessly wasteful, but if you try and climb the hill at 60 your engine is going to stall.  True, you can shift to a lower gear, but in the case of civilization that lower gear is a return to 1700.

Let’s hope the road doesn’t get really steep any time soon; we might have to go back to the old-ways of doing things.

Read it all at: http://www.staresattheworld.com/2014/06/hard-limits-electric-cars/

Found the link at AD: http://americandigest.org/

Ann Barnhardt Puts The Romans 13 “Render Unto…” Argument into Perspective

July 31, 2014

The one about… RENDERING UNTO CAESAR

By Ann Barnhardt

This was originally penned and posted on November 6, AD 2011. This is interesting because this was the Sunday after MF Global happened. It was still thought at this time that Corzine had stolen *only* a few hundred million dollars – not $1.6 billion, nor had it yet occurred to anyone that NO ONE would be held accountable for any of this. PFG Best hadn’t yet happened. The Sentinel Ruling hadn’t happened. The ObamaCare abortion and contraception mandates had not yet happened. Benghazi hadn’t happened.  The IRS scandal hadn’t happened.  And this was 10 days before I shut down Barnhardt Capital Management.

My decision has been confirmed as correct so many times over that there is no longer any question associated with it. And now, ladies and gentlemen, is the hour in which the full and hideous scope of the horror that dares call itself “modern, Western Christianity” is revealed. After announcing my Federal tax strike, I have been overrun with sickening, nauseating email after email telling me that for me to enjoin a tax strike is “immoral”, “unchristian”, “contrary to scripture”, “pointless”, “a waste” and all the rest. To everyone who has sent such an email, and you know who you are, there are not words to express the depth of my disgust. I am ashamed – yes ASHAMED – of every single one of you. Your cowardice, your failure to grasp even the most rudimentary concepts of Christianity, starting first and foremost with the First Commandment, but most especially the shallowness of your discernment, is repellant to behold. Super-fun Rockband church and Pastor Jason, and the Marxist-homosexualist infiltrated Novus Ordo Catholic parishes with Father Liza-Judy and their bee-ess six-minute sermons about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING have cleared the battlefield for satan in a war of attrition that would make William Tecumseh Sherman blush with shame.

And let’s not forget that other tool of satan which has sent every other clergyman pecker-down in the dirt to lick the hooves of the federal government, wet with the liquid manure of political correctness and the running blood of the unborn, in utter submission: the 501(c) exemption.

Here’s your catechetics and civics lesson for the week.

“Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s” is NOT a release from the First Commandment.

I had one guy email me and tell me that Jesus will not hold any of us responsible for any of the abortions in this country because we JUST HAVE to pay taxes and we have absolutely no choice in the matter. Bullshit. First, what the hell do you think is happening right now? Boys and girls, you are going to be held to account for sitting by and subsidizing the holocaust of the preborn. This country is being brought down as punishment for the genocide that every one of us is partially responsible for.

Secondly, apparently you all have been brainwashed into believing that the I.R. fricking-S is the most powerful entity in the universe, and that being condemned by the IRS is the worst and most permanent fate in the universe and in the realm of humanity. In other words, YOU IDIOTS WORSHIP THE I.R.S. ABOVE GOD. YOU FEAR THE I.R.S., BUT DO NOT FEAR GOD, HIS JUDGEMENT OR HIS WRATH IN THE SLIGHTEST. And you call yourselves Christian? Really?

Now let’s think logically. The words, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s; and render unto the Lord that which is the Lord’s” have as a direct corollary the asking of a question. What is that question? Come on. Think. You can do this.

The question is, what rightfully belongs to Caesar and what rightfully belongs to God? The God part is easy. EVERYTHING belongs to God. Uh-oh. Now we have a mathematical conundrum, don’t we? If we believe in God, and we believe in the First Commandment, then “Caesar” is truly OWED nothing. We can CONSENT to pay taxes in a spirit of truth, justice, solidarity and freedom, but only if those four specific ends are served by our taxes.

Let’s go through each of the four:

TRUTH:

Barack Obama is a usurper. He is constitutionally ineligible to hold the office of the presidency, and he knows this, the entire Congress knows this, the entire upper-echelon of the military knows this, the entire intelligence community knows this, and the SCOTUS knows this. Barack Obama is an enemy of the United States, who is in a state of open, declared war upon it, its constitution and its people. This is the absence of truth. We are being “led” by a human lie, backed by an entire government of oath-breaking liars. Therefore, the government is illegitimate and has forfeited its licitness.

JUSTICE:

The Rule of Law is effectively dead. From the presence of Obama himself in the White House, to the lawless Department of Justice, to Fast & Furious, to Solyndra, to the unconstitutional “czars” and “executive orders”, to the Federal Reserve, this is a society ruled by a government of men, not laws. When government is ruled by men and not laws, the determining criterion of how government relates to people becomes brute force of arms and violent coercion, and not transcendent truth. We are utterly deprived of justice by the government itself, and thus the federal government has forfeited its legitimacy. (Note: Remember that when this was originally written, the full knowledge and scope of the financial market lawlessness was not yet known, much less any of the crimes that have occurred or been exposed since November of ARSH 2011. MF Global had happened only six days earlier.)

SOLIDARITY:

The government is inciting both race-centered, age-centered and class-based antagonism and violence. In declaring pre-born children non-human, a genocide has been legally sanctioned that has cost 50 million lives AND COUNTING. ObamaCare is poised to exterminate the elderly by determining that their lives are not worth living. The government is consciously and expressly trying to break down solidarity amongst citizens along race and class lines, including the literal dissolving of the territorial borders of the nation, and in that action it forfeits its legitimacy.

FREEDOM:

From ObamaCare, to the TSA, to the forced acceptance of sexual perversions, to forced “political correctness”, to the overt support of Sharia law and muslim sedition, to the destruction of the Free Exercise and Equal Protection clauses, this government is working consciously and overtly against fundamental human freedom, and has thus forfeited its legitimacy.

1-2-3-4. I don’t owe Caesar a damn thing, and it is now to the point where the continued subsidizing of this utterly lawless and illegitimate government puts me in violaton of the

First Commandment (I AM the LORD thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before me.) by forcing me to break God’s Law – the Natural Law – in order to follow the laws of the state; the…

Read it all at: http://www.barnhardt.biz/

Christians Must Get off the Fence and Stand for Something

July 25, 2014

The Harsh Dogma of Liberalism: Gays and Abortion.

If you want to prove you don’t hate gays, all you have to do is worship at their  feet.

By Matt Walsh

I have never in my life encountered a religion as oppressive, cold, and stiff  as Progressivism. I’ve never known a faith more eager to burn heretics at the  stake. Even a fundamentalist Iranian Muslim would flinch if  he came face to face with a western liberal’s rigid dogmatism. I  imagine that even a Saudi Arabian Islamic cleric would take one look  at how American left wingers react when anyone deviates ever so slightly  from their established orthodoxy, and say to himself, “man, these  people REALLY need to chill.”

The Cult of Leftism has many tenets, and it demands full compliance  with all of them, but nothing in its creed compares to the  sanctity of their two great sacraments: child murder and sodomy. You must  not question these, but tolerance alone will not be good enough. You must  celebrate them, too. You must worship at their altar. You must sing hallelujah  at the mention of their names. You must fight for a society where  infanticide and gay sex are awarded a protected and privileged  position. When a man decides to kill babies for a living, you must call him a ‘health care provider’ and a ‘healer.’ When a man decides to announce to the  world that he enjoys sex with other men, you must call him a ‘hero’ and a ‘pioneer.’ You must quite literally give him awards  for his courage.

Nothing less will be allowed…

So I suppose my point here is simple: if you aren’t willing to become a  liberal, you might as well finally stand up and condemn it. There is no middle  ground anymore. There never was to begin with, but even the illusion is fading.  Either fight for life, family, and Truth, or else join the ranks of the  nihilists and hedonists. The distinction between the two sides is not a murky  no-man’s land colored in hues of gray; it is a stark and sudden line in the  concrete. You are either for truth or you are not.

Either/or, black or white, right or wrong. Sorry, there are only two options,  and you have to choose one. Progressivism says that you are either with it or  against it, and on that point I agree.

Read more at http://themattwalshblog.com/2014/07/22/want-prove-dont-hate-gays-all-you-have-to-do-is-worship-at-their-feet/#oZd7XXGy0qXzEoU4.99

 

So Am I.

July 25, 2014

All Fagged Out

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Way back in the olden thymes, I hired a homosexual. Of course, this was the olden thymes so there was no mention of it. If anyone discovered a homosexual, they were required to report them to the authorities. The homosexual was then shipped off to one of the rehabilitation centers run by Pat Robertson. If that did not “take” then they were shipped to the lavender plantations in the South operated by Oral Roberts, ironically enough. As a result no one ever spoke of homosexuals in public or private. The subject was banned.

Ok, that’s nonsense, but not too far from the official narrative being developed by the usual suspects. The airbrushing of history with regards to this topic is not going to end until the past fits the fantasy. Anyway, in my case the guy was flaming, so it was obvious he preferred the company of men. That and he mentioned it in his interview. He wanted to make sure it was not going to be an issue. I told him he’d have to figure that out for himself, but as long as he did his job he’d have no issue with me.

That was the last time I had any reason to discuss the matter with him. Some of the guys gave him grief, but he was used to it and handled it without help from me. As is always the case, he fell into a role that suited him and everyone else. The point being that in the olden thymes, homosexuals had to put up with some mild inconveniences, but nothing significant. More important, normal people did not go crazy around them. Other than some mild discomfort, normal people got along just fine with homosexuals in their ranks. We were indifferent towards them.

Today, people all over the world are going insane over homosexuals. Throughout the Middle East and Africa, otherwise normal people are going berserk and attacking homosexuals. Uganda, for example, just passed harsh laws against homosexuality. They did it despite stern warnings from Obama, so you know they must have gone mad. Of course, we all know how countries in the Middle East have gone bonkers over this. Iran was driven to such madness as to bring back stoning.

OK, I’m kidding around again.

Sort of.

I wanted to check in on the sports world and I see this on ESPN. David Tyree is against gay marriage, like most everyone. Big deal. Why is this sports story? Every damned week the sporting press is running with a homosexual story. You just know they will make a fetish of Michael Sam this fall. They made fools of themselves hounding the gay basketball player last summer so you know they will go crazy over the football player. ESPN is the worst offender, but even sports radio can’t stop obsessing over the gays. There’s nowhere to hide from the constant chatter about homosexuals.

I’m all fagged out.

I want the love that dared not speak its name to go back to not speaking its name. Now it is the love that won’t shut the fuck up. You can’t escape it. If you watch TV, every show now must feature a homosexual, despite the fact only 3.4% of the population claim to be homosexual. There are more “little people” in this world than “trans” people, yet every newspaper in the country is running at least one tranny tale a week. If I were a midget, I’d feel like I was getting the short end…well…nevermind.

It is getting to the point where it is impossible to engage with popular culture. The preaching is unbearable. Preaching about homosexuals is even worse, given that no one, including most homosexuals, cares about homosexuals. Circling back (or reaching around if you prefer) to my story at the top, I remember a time when no one cared about the topic and they were generally decent enough to keep their feelings about it to themselves. Let’s go back to that.

But, that’s not how cultural genocide works. The lunatics give you two choices. One is you embrace their insane, ever shifting set of codes, or, else. ISIS is telling Iraqi Christians they must convert or die. The Greater American Lunatic is telling normals they must embrace and exult homosexuality or else. Well, nuts to that, as it were. I’ve had enough of the gays. I’m all fagged out and I don’t want to hear any more about  the gays.

From Z Blog: http://thezman.com/wordpress/

Lesbian “Erotic Currents” and Other Femi-nazi Bullshit

July 24, 2014

Radical Lesbian Feminism: Coming Soon to a Public School Classroom Near You?

Posted on | July 23, 2014

“Can it be valid to conceptualize ‘girls’ as having certain personal attributes universally in common, except perhaps their youth relative to women? In grappling with this question, we need not to lose sight of the fact that, however different, girls’ actions are oriented toward the same or similarly structured objects that construct their bodies’ social meanings, values, and challenges as gendered. . . . Social rules and practices surrounding menarche construct gender as a principle both for division of labor and for compulsory heterosexuality, thus constituting girls in a relation of growing vulnerability to boys’ and men’s appropriation.” – Susan Laird, “Befriending Girls as an Educational Life-Practice,” Philosophy of Education, 2002

“It has been the political policy of lesbian feminists to present ourselves publicly as persons who have chosen lesbian patterns of desire and sensuality. Whether as individuals we feel ourselves to have been born lesbians or to be lesbians by decision, we claim as morally and politically conscious agents a positive choice to go with it: to claim our lesbianism, to take full advantage of its advantages. This is central to our feminism: that women can know their own bodies and desires, interpret their own erotic currents, create and choose environments which encourage chosen changes in all these; and that a female eroticism that is independent of males and of masculinity is possible and can be chosen. We claim these things and fight in the world for all women’s liberty to live them without punishment and terror, believing also that if the world permits self-determined female eroticism, it will be a wholly different world.” – Marilyn Frye, Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory (1983)

Last week, I mentioned that the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is pushing to introduce “gender studies” to the high school curriculum, “creating innovative spaces for young people to engage in feminism and activism, equity, and social justice in today’s classrooms.” The symposium on this AAUW program featured Ileana Jiminez, a lesbian English teacher from New York. What this indicates is that the radical theories of feminist academics are ultimately destined for the K-12 classroom — and any parent who objects can expect to be condemned as a sexist homophobe.

Consider the phrase “compulsory heterosexuality.” This phrase entered the feminist lexicon via an influential 1980 essay by Adrienne Rich, “Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence,” which I discussed at length in April. Rich’s essay, asserting that heterosexuality is not natural for women, but rather is imposed as a condition of male supremacy, has been widely anthologized and incorporated in Women’s Studies curricula.

The phrase turned up in a Google search I did, appearing as the title of a book chapter, “Compulsory Heterosexuality as Mis-education.” The author speaks of “the psychological damage inflicted [on gay adolescents] by years of bearing witness to, or experiencing, anti–lesbian and gay prejudice in countless forms”:

They are the product of a lifetime of learning in the hegemonic ideology of heterosexism. In practice, heterosexist ideology is instilled through numerous mechanisms. Family members initiate children into heterosexist ideology almost from birth, teaching acceptable gendered conduct as well as uneasiness with cross-gendered behaviors. This education is reinforced and expanded by religious institutions, peer groups, and the media . . . By the time children have reached first grade, they have already compiled a significant amount of data about what it means to be gay in a heterosexist society, even though much of what they have learned may well be incorrect, born of fear and prejudice rather than factual information. Schools are in a unique position to correct much of this misinformation at an early age before it ripens into anti–lesbian and gay prejudice and violence.

So, the public schools are to be enlisted to counteract this “fear and prejudice” of “heterosexist ideology”? What kind of lunatic gibberish is this, and who wrote it? This is from Rethinking Sexual Identity in Education, a 2004 book by Susan Birden, and it was originally her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of Oklahoma’s College of Education. Birden expressed her gratitude to her mentor:

While all my committee members have been engaged and helpful, I owe a life-long debt to my committee chair, Susan Laird, for she has been not only an advisor, but also a mentor of the highest caliber. A brilliant scholar, her expertise in guiding me through this entire doctoral process has been a testament to her great skill as an educator. From her comments on my first seminar entry, written some seven years ago, to her comments on the final draft of my dissertation, she has guided me through a maze of philosophic thought, nurturing my interests, pressing me to think more broadly, challenging me to think more specifically. Through it all she has demonstrated profound patience with my leaming, a committed focus and respect for my interests, accomplishing it all with the good humor of a “liver” of life. Susan Laird is both a fierce warrior and a kind soul.

Go read Birden’s dissertation, and you will find it is crammed full of quotes and citations from an all-star lineup of lesbian feminists — Mary Daly, Marilyn Frye, Janice Raymond, Charlotte Bunch, and on and on. Which brings us back to the question of exactly what the hell is going on in the University of Oklahoma’s College of Education, where Professor Susan Laird supervised this dissertation.

In addition to her position in the College of Education, Professor Laird has been a member of the faculty of the department of Women’s and Gender Studies since 1995. And her 2002 journal article, “Befriending Girls as an Educational Life-Practice,” is worth careful study. This eight-page article has 33 footnotes and cites numerous lesbian feminists, including Audre Lorde, Janice Raymond, Judith Butler and Marilyn Frye, the latter an author whose works I’ve quoted as examples of the anti-male/anti-heterosexual themes that have become commonplace in academic feminism.

“Fucking is a large part of how females are kept subordinated to males. It is a ritual enactment of that subordination which constantly reaffirms the fact of subordination and habituates both men and women to it, both in body and in imagination.” –- Marilyn Frye, Politics of Reality: Essays in Feminist Theory (1983)

“Men have been creating ideologies and political practices which naturalize female heterosexuality continuously in every culture since the dawns of the patriarchies. . . . Female heterosexuality is not a biological drive or an individual woman’s erotic attraction . . . Female heterosexuality is a set of social institutions and practices.” – Marilyn Frye, Willful Virgin: Essays in Feminism, 1976-1992 (1992)

Professor Laird cited Frye (although not these passages) in her 2002 Philosophy of Education article about “befriending girls,” an article which begins by relating the plot of a novel in which the young female protagonist “responds . . . with shock upon discovering this teacher who so generously befriended her is lesbian, but feels a new compassion that challenges [her] to unlearn her own heterosexism.” Did I mention that Professor Laird teaches in the College of Education, and that the title of that article is “Befriending Girls as an Educational Life-Practice”?

Yeah, Oklahoma, OK.

From The Other McCain: http://theothermccain.com/

Worship of the Leftist Cult

July 23, 2014

The Cult of Leftism has many tenets,

and it demands full compliance with all of them, but nothing in its creed compares to the sanctity of their two great sacraments: child murder and sodomy.

You must not question these, but tolerance alone will not be good enough. You must celebrate them, too. You must worship at their altar. You must sing hallelujah at the mention of their names. You must fight for a society where infanticide and gay sex are awarded a protected and privileged position. When a man decides to kill babies for a living, you must call him a ‘health care provider’ and a ‘healer.’ When a man decides to announce to the world that he enjoys sex with other men, you must call him a ‘hero’ and a ‘pioneer.’ You must quite literally give him awards for his courage.

- -  The Matt Walsh Blog

From AD: http://americandigest.org/

America Committing Suicide by Immigrant

July 18, 2014

Immigration Is Destroying America

By Patrick J. Buchanan on July 14, 2014
Patrick J. BuchananSpeaking to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Albuquerque in 2001, George W. Bush declared that, as Mexico was a friend and neighbor, “It’s so important for us to tear down our barriers and walls that might separate Mexico from the United States.”Bush succeeded. And during his tenure, millions from Mexico exploited his magnanimity to violate our laws, trample upon our sovereignty, walk into our country, and remain here.In 2007, backed by John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Teddy Kennedy and Barack Obama, Bush backed amnesty for the 12 million people who had entered America illegally.

The nation thundered no. And Congress sustained the nation.

The latest mass border crossing by scores of thousands of tots, teenagers and toughs from Central America has killed amnesty in 2014, and probably for the duration of the Obama presidency.

Indeed, with the massive media coverage of the crisis on the border, immigration, legal and illegal, and what it portends for our future, could become the decisive issue of 2014 and 2016.

But it needs to be put in a larger context. For this issue is about more than whether the Chamber of Commerce gets amnesty for its members who have been exploiting cheap illegal labor.

The real issue: Will America remain one nation, or are we are on the road to Balkanization and the breakup of America into ethnic enclaves? For, as Ronald Reagan said, a nation that cannot control its borders isn’t really a nation anymore.

In Federalist No. 2, John Jay wrote,

“Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people—a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs … “

He called Americans a “band of brethren, united to each other by the strongest ties.” The republic of the founders for whom Jay spoke did not give a fig for diversity. They cherished our unity, commonality, and sameness of ancestry, culture, faith and traditions.

We were not a nation of immigrants in 1789.

They came later…

Read it all at: http://www.vdare.com/articles/immigration-is-destroying-america

When Fired Upon – Fire Back.

July 18, 2014

Winning the Moral High Ground is a Loser’s Game

Posted byDaniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog

 In our modern age, things no longer exist to perform their function. Washing machines aren’t designed to clean clothes, but to save water and energy. Food isn’t there to be eaten, but not eaten. And armies aren’t there to win wars, but to be moral. And the truly moral army never fights a war. When it must fight a war, then it fights it as proportionately as possible, slowing down when it’s winning so that the enemy has a chance to catch up and inflict a completely proportional number of casualties on them.

Forget charging up a hill. Armies charge up the slippery slope of the moral high ground and they don’t try to capture it from the enemy, because that would be the surest way to lose the moral high ground, instead they claim the moral high ground by refusing to try and capture it, to establish their moral claim to the moral high ground, which they can’t have because they refuse to fight for it.
Israel has been engaged in a long drawn out struggle for the moral high ground. The moral high ground is to the modern Israeli what the land of Israel was to their pioneer ancestors who drained swamps, built roads and shot bandits. Then some of the bandits were discovered to be the oppressed peoples of the region, fresh from Syria or Jordan, who then got busy retroactively protesting the settlements built on that stretch of swamp that had been set aside in their revisionist history as belonging to their great-grandparents while dangling oversized house keys to the swamp.
Sadly the only way to win the moral high ground is by losing. Just look at the massive Arab armies who repeatedly invaded Israel, did their best to overwhelm it with the best Soviet iron that the frozen factories of the Ural could turn out, and lost the bid to drive the Jews into the sea, but won the moral high ground. Then their terrorist catspaws spent decades winning the moral high ground by hijacking airplanes full of civilians, murdering Olympic athletes and pushing old men in wheelchairs from the decks of cruise ships.
All these killing sprees accomplished absolutely nothing useful, aside from the killing of Jews, which to a certain sort of mind is a useful thing in and of itself, but that failure won the terrorist catspaws the moral high ground. Their failure to win a war by hijacking buses full of women and taking the children of a school hostage conclusively established their moral superiority and nobility of spirit.
The world was deeply moved when Arafat waddled up to the UN podium, with his gun, wearing a mismatched cotton rag on his head that would decades hence become the modish apparel of every third hipster standing in line with a can of 20 dollar fair trade Lima beans at Whole Foods, because his commitment to killing people in a failed cause that even he didn’t believe in, in exchange for money from his backers in the Muslim world showed his deep commitment to the moral high ground.
In the seventies, after Israel had won a few too many wars, Henry “Woodcutter” Kissinger, suggested that it lose a war to gain the sympathy of the world. Golda wasn’t too enthusiastic about the idea, but with the old woodcutter in charge of handing out the axes, there wasn’t much choice about it. Israel came close to being destroyed in ’73, but just when it might have won the sympathy of the world, its armies of young men dashing from synagogues into overcrowded taxis to get to the front lines, turned the tide. Israel won. The woodcutter of Washington lost and Israeli scrapyards filled up with piles of Soviet steel, which was good news for the big sweaty guys who ran them, but bad news for those pining for the lofty fjords of the moral high ground.
In ’91 the Israelis went nuclear and decided to beat Arafat at his own game. Rabin and Peres talked the old terrorist out of retirement and down to Washington D.C. where they surrendered to him in an official ceremony at the Rose Garden overseen by a beaming Bill Clinton. Finally Israel had won the moral high ground. And the United States had carved off a chunk of that delicious moral high ground, even though Clinton was forced to fidget in his chair at Oslo when his Nobel Peace Prize went to the greasy terrorist, though perhaps he should have considered that defeat to be another victory of the moral high ground.

But the moral high ground proved notoriously elusive for the Jewish State. There was a brief lull when it seemed that the original sin of kicking ass had been atoned for in the Rose Garden, but then the terrorists started killing Israelis again and the Israelis insisted on fighting back. In no time at all the moral high ground was roped off with a special reserved section for terrorists and a sign reading, “No Israelis Will Be Admitted Unless They Renounce Their Government, Zionism and the Right of Self-Defense.”
Peace was the last best hope of the new Israeli Hatikvah, not to be a free people in their own land, but to be a moral people in a land that didn’t really belong to anyone in particular, but that they were optimistic everyone could live in harmony in.
But peace with terrorists meant not fighting back and there was a limit to what the 70 percent of the country that didn’t go to sleep fantasizing about peace would accept in the name of peace.
And so, terrorists killed Israelis, Israelis killed terrorists, that part of the world located in an ugly modernist building overlooking Turtle Bay, which the turtles would like to have back, condemned Israel and demanded that it resolve things peacefully by surrendering more land to the terrorists in order to build up their confidence in Israel’s commitment to a peaceful solution.
The terrorists were not expected to reciprocate and build up Israel’s confidence in their commitment to a peaceful solution because they already had the moral high ground by way of losing the last thirty engagements with the IDF, including the battle of the school they set up snipers in, the church they took over and the hospital that they used as an ammo dump.
The great quandary for Israeli leaders is how to win a war without losing the moral high ground. This is a tricky matter because it requires winning the war and winning the peace. And you can’t do both at the same time.
Israel’s solution has been to fight limited wars while remaining absolutely committed to peace. No sooner does a war begin, then it is pressed to accept a ceasefire. To show its commitment to peace, Israel is expected to accept the ceasefire. At which point Hamas will begin shooting rockets again and the whole dance will begin all over again. But Israel has trouble refusing a ceasefire because its leaders still believe that they can get at the moral high ground by showing that they are more committed to peace than the other side.
The peace is however unwinnable. It’s not even survivable in the long term. Peace either exists as a given condition or it is maintained by strong armies and ready deterrence. Peace cannot be found on the moral high ground, only the mountains of the graves of the dead.

Seeking the moral high ground is a fool’s quest. Wars cannot be fought without hurting someone and trumpeting your morality makes it all too easy for your enemies to charge you with hypocrisy. The man who spends the most time vociferously protesting that he isn’t a thief, that he has never touched a penny that belonged to anyone else and that he will swear on a floor-to-ceilling stack of bibles to that effect, looks far guiltier than the man who scowls and tells his accusers to mind their own business. The more Israel defends its own morality, the more it winds the chains of the accusers around its own neck.
Refining its warfighting with the object of fighting a truly moral war leads to refined techniques that kill terrorists but still cause some collateral damage, and to soldiers that are more afraid of shooting than of being shot at. And all this painstaking effort goes for naught since it really makes very little difference to Israel’s enemies whether they have one photo of a dead Muslim civilian to brandish or a thousand. Either one makes for the same manner of indictment. In aiming to win the peace, Israel instead, like all modern states, loses the war.
The father of an Israeli soldier told his son after he was called up for duty that he would rather visit him in prison than visit him in the cemetery. “If you are fired on, fire back.” That is good advice not just for that young man, but for his entire country, and for the civilized world. It is better to fire than be fired upon. It is better to be thought a criminal, than mourned in Holocaust museums. It is better to leave the moral high ground to those who worship the romance of endless bloodshed and defeat. It is better to lose the peace and win the war.

From SultanKnish: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2014/07/winning-moral-high-ground-is-losers-game.html

Ann Barnhardt Speaks Cold, Hard, Truth. The Kind We Should be Hearing from the Pulpit – But We Don’t.

July 12, 2014

From Ann Barnhardt: http://www.barnhardt.biz/

Immigration Truth from a Concerned Citizen

July 11, 2014

From American Power: http://americanpowerblog.blogspot.com/

You Self-Righteous Pompous Prick

July 11, 2014

I want to know where you live, Mark Zuckerberg

 

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Like America, you’re rich. I don’t have a problem with that:

you earned your 30 billion dollars and the very nice house that you live in. But I want to know where you live – not just generally. I want the exact address. Because I want to put up flyers all around your neighborhood – and on the internet, so it can go all around the world – telling people that you don’t believe in borders, walls, locked doors or property rights. I want every homeless person in America – in fact, everyone in greater need than you – to know that they can come to your home, walk in the front door, hit the refrigerator and sit on the couch and watch your amazing home theater.

— BILL WHITTLE:

Found at AD: http://americandigest.org/

Ann Exposes Evil Retard Valerie Jarrett

July 10, 2014

5.  So Valerie Jarrett, the black-hearted Iranian communist psychopath who is actually running the White House, tweeted this the other day in response to a picture of a picture frame with her picture in it that has little figurines of people bowing and worshiping in front of it:

Don’t worry friends, it was a gag gift. Us strong women don’t need worship — just an economy for the 21st century. #WomenSucceed

Yep.  She really is that stupid.  She used “Us” as a subject pronoun.  This isn’t stylistic bad grammar as in item #1 above.  Nope.  You have allowed not just a conscienceless psychopathic Iranian communist fishwife and her gang of barely-mammalian hangers-on to overthrow your republic, but a conscienceless psychopathic Iranian communist fishwife who is also *teetering on the precipice of mental retardation* to overthrow your country.  And you know what’s REALLY scary?  Jarrett is, BY FAR, the brains in the Obama circle.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: These people have had the wild success they have had for one reason and one reason only.  They are bold.  They aren’t afraid.  They are pro-active.  Just like their father, satan.  Compare that to “us”, who are timid, cowering, terrified of everyone and everything except God Almighty, and either convinced that “moderation” and “prevent defense” is the only way to go OR completely flaccid and supine.  At least Hitler had a passing familiarity with the German language.  What possible excuse will we have?  None.  Absolutely none.

From Ann Barnhardt: http://www.barnhardt.biz/