Wednesday, October 26, 2016

My Little Girl Almost Became a Human Sacrifice!

When I wrote about Human Sacrifice in the post just below this one, I got a very mixed reaction. Someone I have known for a very long time, a teacher and inspiration of mine, put her finger directly on the fulcrum of this reaction when she wrote:
“It is always difficult to determine whether an article like this will primarily arm with many particulars those who already agree with you, or if it will reach also those who do not currently agree.”
Its a problem. I understand that terms like human sacrifice are harsh. It sounds wild and outlandish. But many years ago, I almost unknowingly sacrificed my own child in this way so I know that we need to express this fully and honestly.

This is not my Amy. This is a picture of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, an Israeli girl who was savagely slashed to death in her own bed, as she slept by a Muslim Teenager. To protect my daughter, let Hallel represent her here.

Back in the early eighties my young family and I lived next door to an Iranian family. They were nice, friendly people. Hamid (not his real name) was a physician who was just starting out in his own practice. His wife, Haideh, also Iranian born, was a mathematician. She taught at a local college. We moved in to our brand new houses just months apart and shared the rigors of nurturing lawns where there had been only bulldozer tracks. We cooperated in the planting of trees and shrubs to define the empty expanses between our new homes. We borrowed tools from each other. Hamid and I played tennis often and even discussed the possibility of building a tennis court in the flat spot where our lots met. Our children played together and his son, Amir and my daughter Amy became very close friends. The two of them were barely more than toddlers when they first met but were soon talking about getting married the way little ones sometimes do when they find a close companion of the opposite sex.

The next summer, they went back to Iran to visit with their families. We were afraid for our friends. We knew the country was in turmoil. They were gone for several weeks. For much of that time my Amy’s days were occupied with day camp but she still missed her friend. They finally returned a week before school. 

It was a sunny Sunday morning and Amy went out right after breakfast and met Amir in his backyard. We watched as they began to play and turned away to read the Sunday paper. We were surprised when Amy came back inside a short while later. She walked by us with her head down and started up the stairs to her room. We had expected to have to call her in for lunch so it was odd that she came back so early. I called after her and asked her what was wrong. She told me how little 5-year-old Amir had matter-of-factly informed my innocent 5-year-old daughter that because she is a Jew it is his duty to kill her.

I went right over to talk with my friend and neighbor. Hamid was deeply embarrassed. He hastened to explain that: “Over there, the radio and TV were full of that kind of thing - you simply couldn’t avoid it.” He assumed that Amir had heard this kind of thing on the radio or TV because no one in his family believed such things. He was sure, he told me, that now that Amir was back here he would soon forget it. He assured me that he would talk with Amir and was sure that the boy didn’t even understand what he was saying.

I could see how distressed he was and told him that I understood and that I appreciated his concern. We looked at each other and shook hands and patted each other on the shoulder. I was sure that it would not change things between our families.

Remember that this was twenty years before September 11, 2001, and just shortly after the fall of the Shah.  Before they had left, I had wondered vaguely if his kids were going to be exposed to anti-American rhetoric and how that would sit with them. But what manner of “rhetoric”. This had never entered my mind. The raw, murderous Jew hatred was an utter shock. Back then many of us believed the myth of the benevolent ancient caliphates and the benign toleration of “Dhimmis” under Muslim rule. After all, I mused, Iran was at war with Iraq. And Israel had recently bombed the Osirac reactor thereby preventing Iraq from developing nuclear weapons…

In the light of everything that has transpired since then, it may seem hopelessly naïve of me but I was amazed that what had surfaced first from this child’s sojourn in his homeland was the immediacy of the violent impulse. As I lay awake in bed that night, I found I couldn’t get the event out of my mind. The idea that a child could have such an impulse was staggering by itself. What kind of madness had he been exposed too? What hellish clatter of hatred and fear was there in the streets and media over there that could move a five year old say such a thing?

I had seen the pictures on the nightly news reports on the recently ended hostage ordeal. The impression was of dense, agitated crowds of shirt-sleeved young men with posters and bullhorns. For all that it was fascinating, the violent rhetoric was often reported untranslated and the alien animus seemed unconnected to me personally. It now began to creep in upon me that our news media were not showing us the whole picture- that they were hiding the things that were the deadliest and most disturbing. 

I had watched the news with the detachment of one who had every confidence that it had nothing to do with me. Now, as I lay awake, I could see- it was very personal. It was frightening, it was unfamiliar, it was hateful and I had no idea how big or how close it was. I understood then that I had no real information about it- that is the moment that I began to realize that our media and our leaders were not being straight with us. 

I lay awake that night thinking, picturing the sweating, rioting crowds in the streets of Tehran and imagining their squawking radios and televisions. The morning before, I had thought that all I had to do was talk to my neighbor about this thing. Now I saw clearly that this was very big and very ugly- beyond reach of a friendly neighborhood talk. I got out of bed and looked out the window toward their house, bathed in pale moonlight. The calm late summer night was filled with a new shadow- the specter of an evil that had once seemed far away and theoretical and was suddenly present and breathing quietly in the deep shadows of that soft night. I walked down the hall and looked into Amy’s room. Her soft brown curls shone in the moonlight and she stirred and sighed.

I wandered back to my bed and lay down. What kind of culture, I wondered, puts ideas like this into the mind of a little boys? How was it, even with parents like my friends Hamid and Haideh, the racket and stink of genocidal hatred could so easily stick to him and be carried so quietly and so deep into the heart of our safe little suburban neighborhood. 

And what kind of culture leaves its own citizens so uninformed and unprotected as we are?

Only now, more than thirty years later, I see what is most frightening about what happened to my family. It was never truly about Islam. It is that I could never have anticipated or defended against this threat because, as a liberal I was blinded by the “The Narrative”. The modern liberal/progressive movement with its high priests in the media and its Royal lineage of progressive leaders, starting with Eugene McCarthy and culminating in Carter, Obama, Kerry, and Clinton, intentionally advocates that we agree to be defenseless against the cultural and behavioral dangers that we face. It was my internalization of Political correctness that prevented me from understanding the role of Islam. It was multiculturalism that blocked my ability to see that not all cultures are equal or peaceful. It was “diversity” that encouraged me to want to accept alien cultural influence as beneficial. And it was , “social justice” that encouraged me to want to ignore obvious dangers.

Political Correctness, multiculturalism, diversity and social justice are, after all. intellectual constructs. They are purposefully meant to disarm us- to divorce us from reality and make it impossible to question “The Narrative”.

The horrors of this “narrative” are all around us; and we are paralyzed. The intellectual barricades that have been constructed around it to keep it from collapsing are, by now, embedded deep in us. All the while the attacks of an unforgiving reality are killing and maiming innocent people. Our media don’t show us the blood- just the dry body count- and they don’t dwell on that. Nor do they talk about who the murderers and rapists really are. The soft, neutered and incomplete reporting of the media that prevent us from even identifying the threat, let alone address it. Worst of all, our leaders distract us, turning the public reaction into debates about “gun violence”, “religious tolerance” and “profiling”. 

For many years, the victims were mostly far away. Israelis killed in bombings, shootings and knifings were somehow acceptable losses. The Narrative told us this was bad but “understandable”.  Once in a while the violence would break through to us as when Pan AM flight 93 was brought down over Lockerbie with with hundreds of Americans on board or the Marine barracks bombing in Lebanon. But those too were far away and somehow portrayed as “tragedies” instead of the atrocities they were. Then 3,000 died on 9/11 and The media acolytes of The Narrative obfuscated more aggressively. They mewled, “Why do They Hate Us?” and answered their own questions with bromides about economic conditions and job opportunities. 

Still the bodies pile up, and they no longer far away. They are here. They are torn, bloody bodies of unarmed service men and women cut down on a military base, two Coptic Christian men beheaded in their car, a whole family literally shredded by a hail of explosion-propelled nails and ball bearings on the streets of Boston. One minute they were standing there cheering the marathon; the next, they were blown down and torn to shreds. The 8 year old son, suddenly legless, lying on the cold cement, bled-out from his massive wounds with his eyes open, pleading for help. There are so many, we forget them as the next wave of murder materializes.

So, I am left to wonder if, the next time I read about a young Muslim man whose parents came here when he was a child, shooting people at a mall, or planting pressure-cooker bombs in public places or slaughtering gay people in a nightclub, or stabbing random passers-by if his name will turn out to be Amir. So far so good- at least for me- the names have been Hassan, Tsarnaev, Farook, Mateen, Arcan Cetin and so many others I can’t even count.

I feel as if in a nightmare with some rude beast bearing down on me, coming for my family, devouring my community undermining my nation- and they don’t see it! I can’t move, can't scream, can’t even speak! And even if I could, no one would hear or understand.

I share this personal story in the hope that you, my reader, will understand and help us wake up from this nightmare. Hillary Clinton ignored the peril to her own employees in Benghazi in order to support The Narrative and help Barak Obama get re-elected. In that sense, she is personally guilty of sacrificing four human beings, one of them a man she called a friend in order to support this morally bankrupt, intellectual fantasy. She did not give Ambassador Stevens the security he requested and wherever the “stand down” order came from, she had to have been part of that decision.

Human Sacrifice is the only way The Narrative survives and more innocents are fed to this hungry monster every day. To name a few:
  • Each and every death by Islamic terror
  • The victims of street violence in the inner cities that have been wasted by the sickness of the liberal welfare and poverty bureaucracy.
  • The living infants murdered in “live birth abortions”
  • The veterans betrayed by the VA medical establishment who die waiting for care

They are all offered up to support The Narrative and The Narrative is Hillary.

For all his human shortcomings, Trump is our only hope to stop, or at least begin to break down The Narrative. It is his very impulsiveness that gives me this faith. He speaks the truth about what he sees. He is not cowed by the opinions and fears of others, He believes in confronting reality- and dealing with it head on. 

Can there be any doubt that if that little boy had found a gun, or taken a knife or used one of the gardening tools instead of talking first, that the only news about the death or maiming of my daughter that would have reached the rest of the world (or my, former, liberal self!) would have been a bemused and vague report of a tragedy? Enough of calling atrocities “tragedies”! Have we not had altogether too much of the liberal agenda and the progressive narrative and the sacrifices they require of us?

A vote for Hillary is a vote to make The Narrative stronger and even more opaque. A vote for Trump is a vote to breach its defenses, to make reality our guide and, yes, to Make America Great Again.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Human Sacrifice in the 21st Century- Surprise! Its Us!

I have a lot of reasons for wanting Trump to win the presidency some of them are negative in nature but more of them are positive. One of them is that he promises to protect us from unnecessary sacrifice. Lest you think that I am being overly dramatic or hyperbolic, think about the word sacrifice. When we think of human sacrifice we tend to think of it as a religious practice, something that took place only in the benighted past. It was, we like to believe, a practice born of superstition and ignorance, something we could never countenance today. And yet, we now see human sacrifice on a regular basis in the middle east, in Europe and the US. Surprisingly, I have come to agree with the Obama, Kerry, Clinton unwillingness to call this Islamic terror. Not that I doubt the existence of Islamic terror. Its just that I have come to see that it is really a liberal/progressive plan that encompasses many other kinds of terror- some obvious and some not. I would call it liberal/progressive human sacrifice. What qualifies it as human sacrifice and what is its purpose? Let me explain.

While its true, young Muslim men are often terroristic executioners, there are also thousands of cases of less obvious terror crimes- rapes, violence and murder by illegal immigrants from south and central America. Then there is the incessant black on black murder spree in the desperate inner cities that have been created by decades of “compassionate” Democratic policies and administrations. Add all those victims up and they  far outnumber the toll from Islamic terror.  

What all these types of killing have in common is that they grow out of the social, economic and political goals of the progressive elites in The West. Its not just that they refuse to act to stop it in any meaningful way. They have a vital interest in perpetuating it. Any real remedy would require that they publicly admit that their entire political project is nonsense and they are worse than worthless- they are a cancer on society.

They are The Entitled Elite.
The Entitled Elite includes: 
  • Career Politicians
  • The Crony Capitalist Corporations who pay big fees to Politicians who excoriate them in public and serve their needs in private.
  • The media
  • Entertainment
  • Consultants Who can forget Jonathan Gruber sneering at us for paying him so much money for such a bollox and fraud as the details of Obama care
  • Government bureaucrats
  • Academics
  • Non-profit profiteers - Social Justice, Environmental and “Poverty” activists and all manner of agitators and “Community Organizers”
  • Financial aggregators (those who package and repackage many without investment in productive work and development of resources)
  • Those collecting unearned income, including welfare recipients and fraudulent disability payments (as opposed to people who are actually disabled) 

What they all have in common is that they are paid on the basis of who they know, their legal status and their public persona and that the money to pay them comes at the expense of those of us who work, serve, produce and develop. They are dependent on image, luck, and maintaining their public persona in a way that the non-elite cannot imagine. What The Elite fears most is that the rest of us will see through their insular, naive and dangerous utopian narrative and recognize the naked greed and ambition they conceal beneath it. 

Oh yes, greed! They love to accuse Trump of it but while he produces value and jobs for others to earn his wealth, they are simply selling influence and “feelings” for it and it is their own worst vice. They suck at the public teat and sneer at the wage earners and entrepreneurs who they feed off. 

The Clintons, for example, they have stored up Hundreds of millions of dollars in their foundation to pay for their travel and expenses and to keep their legion of elitist courtiers employed. They parlay thirty minute speeches full of treacle and rotten promises for hundreds of thousands of dollars and expect everyone to believe that there is no quid pro quo involved. To justify all this greed they publicly profess belief in a pathetically naive and self-serving set of political ideas that have been proven to be poisonous and destructive where ever tried.

They pretend that they believe that human aggression and raw evil can be argued or shamed or appeased out of existence. They want us to believe the fiction that every person in every culture around the world just wants to be like us. They believe not is equality of opportunity but in the equality of results. They want the redistribution of wealth - as long as they are the ones who get to decide how it get redistributed.  The lynchpin of the narrative is that they are the ones who know enough and feel enough and see the future clearly enough to make all those decisions for all people, that they, the progressive Entitled Elite, can lead us all to a finer and more equitable world. 

They don’t solve problems because the real solutions do not fit the liberal/progressive narrative. How many times has Obama and his spokespeople tried to cloak the killing of innocent American citizens in the camouflage of “work place violence”, “lone wolf attacks”, gun violence and (the mother of all euphemisms!) “man-caused disaster”. According to their “narrative”, Putin, the Mullahs of Iran and the savages of ISIS do not even belong to our “21st century” the murderous toll in black neighborhoods of Chicago, Baltimore and Detroit are “gun violence” and the unchecked, unvetted waves of illegal immigration are all “dreamers” and future “valedictorians”.

Our elitist leaders have lately taken to informing us that we must “expect” the acts of those young men as a part of our “normal” life going forward. The (Muslim) mayor of London, our own feckless Secretary of State John Kerry and many others have said exactly the same in recent months. At home and abroad, we are expected to pay no attention to the deadly results of their futile attempts to force the world into the utopia that even they don’t really believe in. The forgetting and ignorance they try to force on us is monumental. Hillary Clinton has even told a congressional panel in essence to forget inquiring about the responsibility for the sacrifice of our ambassador and three other brave Americans in Benghazi asking “What difference does it make now anyway?”

Anyone who tries to reveal the truth or to suggest the otherwise obvious remedies for the situation are squelched. Destroy the base of the world-wide jihad network with a direct and all out military effort? Surveil proven incubators of jihadist activity in our own country? At the very least can we agree that there really IS a profile of the most obvious perpetrators of jihadi violence and watch them more closely? Or how about simply monitoring the travel of refugees and asylum seekers and if one of them travels back to the place from which he allegedly fled and it is a known terror locale, revoke his travel documents and do not allow him back into the US. Any one of these measures would have saved more American lives than “gun control”. But no, Obama turns up his nose, thrusts forward his haughty chin and proclaims, “That is not who we are”. 

“Not who we are” is his way of drawing our attention away from the ugly reality he has created. It is emotional blackmail. It is the domestic analog of Obama and Kerry trying to invalidate the existence of Putin and, the mullahs and ISIS by labeling them “not of the 21st century”. Last time I looked, they are all still there…

For many of us who are not in the elite, it IS who we are. Taking reasonable and rational steps to recognize and combat a threat to the lives and freedom of our citizens used to be exactly who America was and we need to return there as soon as possible.

Obama, Kerry and Clinton don’t fear random violence. They live behind big fences and have constant armed security around them.

They shame the use of words like “Islamic Terror”, “rapist” “Thug”, “Crazy” and “Illegal Alien"  with accusations of “racism” and “islamophobia” and xenophobia. They do this because those are the very words we need to use in order to understand the danger they have engineered. It is, again, emotional blackmail. They do it to lull us into believing that “it will not be me, today, who will die for their mad pursuit of utopia” - to keep us sufficiently anesthetized and repressed that we don’t rise up, name it and try to reverse it. 

It is a modern reprise of Shirley Jackson’s nightmarish and brilliant short story, The Lottery. The Lottery is a tale of a congenial-seeming, mid-twentieth century  “American” village in which the villagers gather every year to participate in a lottery in which one innocents villager is chosen by lot to be stoned to death. They do this in the belief that the lottery in some way gives stability to their lives and fosters economic security. The difference now between this fiction and our reality is that “Mr Stevens”, the person who ran the lottery took part in the risk of lottery himself and was not the exclusive economic beneficiary. He was exposed to the jeopardy along with the rest and got no extra pay or security. Obama, Kerry, and Clinton want the rest of us to give up our arms, take down our fences, open our borders, forget the serial terror, ignore the blood of our neighbors and accept the chance that we will be next- as a normal part of life; while they go on amassing huge personal fortunes, selling out the interests of the people who actually make and do things of value, and wielding power that is less and less fettered by constitutional limits. 

They are like monsters of some ancient myth who mesmerize their victims with tales of utopia and paradise of socialist security even while they are feeding off our labor and good will. Our aspirations for a better life for our children are being squelched and our fears and concerns are invalidated. 

Mrs Clinton famously asked, “What difference does it make?” When Trey Gowdy honed in on her lies about her responsibility for the deaths of four of her employees. As she now grasps for absolute hold on the apparatus of government, we must understand her question as more emotional blackmail. The elite have already assaulted the property and lives of conservatives with the IRS. Like all other dishonest and mistaken leaders in human history, when they can, they will not just ignore anything that that proves them wrong they will crush it or kill it- with a vengeance. 

Here is the difference it makes, Madam Secretary: 
It used to be that the lives of American citizens could not be bartered for gold or political power. You have changed that and this is a very big difference indeed. You lied about Benghazi precisely to help your progressive president fend off Mitt Romney and Romney lacked the courage to expose you and stand up for us. Donald Trump is calling you on it and that is why I am for him. Not just because he is against you but because he seems to know what makes a difference!

So convinced are they of their own worth and the depravity of anyone who disagrees with them, they will stop at nothing. Just look at the attacks they have launched at Trump and his supporters: “Deplorable”, “mentally deficient”, “reckless”, “immature”, “indecent” and “violent”. Yet it is the supporters of the Democrats who have firebombed the North Carolina headquarters of of the Trump campaign. 

No less a fraud than Elizabeth Warren, who at least three times on official student and employment application documents fraudulently claimed to be a Native American in order to gain entry to the elite and enhance her career, last week publicly accused Trump of advocating the assassination of Hillary Clinton. Trump, for all his human faults, is not that kind of a monster, only people so impressed with their own infallibility and worth could be so ruthless. I vote for Trump because he is our only hope to stem the bloody tide of sacrifice.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hillary’s Mysterious Ailment Revealed

Dr Woody Cabeza MD is reporting a new and ominous diagnosis of Mrs Clinton’s health problems. After studying her movements and appearance for several months, he had a breakthrough on the afternoon of September 11th. The photograph shown above was all the evidence he needed to diagnose that Mrs Clinton suffers from a severe and dangerous form of a degenerative disorder only recently identified and entirely new to medical science. The disorder is now known as either Progressive Dummification or The Perverse Pinnochio. It is thought to be brought on by the mental and physical rigors of maintaining multiple, laughably false narratives in spite of overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

The condition involves a sequential and irreversible transformation of the subject from a living human being to a zombie-like creature. The more absurd the contrast between the lies being told and the bald hubris of the person telling them, the faster and more dramatic the transformation becomes. Of course, not all liars suffer from this syndrome, and the medical authorities have postulated that it is a condition that has to be set in motion by some single and enormous travesty of truth and honor- an untruth so unfathomable and and a betrayal of such magnitude that it turns the perpetrator’s heart into and oaken knot. 

I have researched her actions in the past to find this one immense misdeed but, the truth is, it could be any one of many. Going back over Hillary’s life time is not for the faint of heart. It might have been the “missing” files from her employment with the Rose Law firm that miraculously turned up  years later in a bedroom of the the executive apartment in the White House. Imagine that! Or perhaps it had something to do with the death of Vince Foster. He was after all, said to be very close with the Clintons. Hillary kept his composure about Vince and the dozens of other people who were close to the Clintons in some way who met untimely and often brutal ends.  The Whitewater scandal and the personal destruction of all the women her husband raped and molested were relatively unchallenging for a liar and cheat of her calibre so I don’t think the answer lies there. Late in the game as is was the Benghazi affair is a good candidate though. Just think lying to the face of grieving parents about the cause of their sons’ death was bad enough but adding the final insult of promising to bring the people responsible to justice when she knew SHE was the one responsible! Well that’s a screamer if I ever heard one! There are plenty of candidates in her past but, in here immortal words, “what difference does it make now”? Maybe it was pure self serving nature of her asking that question? 

Thus, as her lifetime of telling lies culminates in a rapidly accelerating snowball of lies that are now being told, retold and reinforced with new lies she is spiraling ever faster toward total Dummyhood. Just look at the effect that her DNC speech had on her. By the time she was half way through telling anyone who was listening that she would be a good thing for the middle class of the USA, she was already taking on the glazed stare and toothy grimace of a wooden dummy.Take a look- eerie isn’t it?

The speed of the transformation, is accelerating at an incredible speed as she has had to spew lies at a truly dizzying rate just to avoid admitting that she is a complete fraud and a sociopathic, power-hungry fiend. The as she back-fills desperately the lies get more and more transparent- so transparent that even some liberals and progressives are having trouble ignoring them.  If you took a look at my link above about all the people who have died of “being close to the Clintons” you really want to read the one about the killing of Seth Conrad Rich who has been rumored to have been the source for Wikileaks’ release of the DNC emails.

In the few short weeks since the DNC, she has progressed from  resembling the wooden hearted dummy above to bearing a disturbing similarity to a much more sinister kind of dummy. Chuck for president anyone?

Hi, I’m Hillary and I am your friend till the end. Hidey-ho!

Hi, I’m Chucky, and I’m your friend till the end. Hidey-ho!

Monday, August 29, 2016

How Hating War Makes More War

It was a mystery. Now I think I know what strange aberration of thought had its hold of her when Peggy Noonan supported the candidacy (at least in 2008) of our most disastrous president in history. Peggy Noonan is a Progressive. This past Saturday’s column in the WSJ was a tragically ironic lament against both Clinton and Trump because they won’t publicly say they “hate” war. Her “reasoning" unintentionally exposes her sympathy for the progressive lunacy behind the Obama administration’s foreign policy. That very policy which has encouraged the horrors that are rising in the east and threaten to engulf the entire world. 

Ms Noonan, usually a most subtle thinker and artful writer, misses entirely the irony of her praise for Roosevelt’s 1936 speech at Chataqua which was the very avatar of the self-satisfied progressive appeasement that led to World War II  and her echoing the feckless foreign policy of the Obama administration - including Secretary of State Clinton. It sounds familiar -all too familiar to me- Ms Noonan quotes Roosevelt in 1936 as...

serving the cause of peace by “setting an example” and following the policy of the good neighbor—“the neighbor who resolutely respects himself and, because he does so, respects the rights of others.” ... “the whole world now knows that the United States cherishes no predatory ambitions. We are strong; but less powerful nations know that they need not fear our strength.” 

All the while, Hitler was building his Nazi nightmare, Roosevelt was proving his peaceableness by not standing up for the Czechs, the Austrians or the Jews. 

Japan raped China. Gosh that was harsh- but didn’t it just go to prove that war is hell?
Oh, what a good neighbor! How sweet that Roosevelt hated war so much! 

He also proved that we had no "predatory ambitions" while Hitler overran Europe. I guess he was sort of  "leading from behind"- so full of "self respect" was he that even as the blood of Polish officers’ and Jewish innocents flowed, he despised war

Then on Sunday Dec 7th 1941 Japan, so convinced they must have been that they need not fear our strength,  smashed The Pacific (how aptly named) Fleet and that century’s "soft power” charade was exposed. At least it was discredited for THAT generation. A Nipponized bit of the old Sixth Avenue el in Cummings’ words did it.

What will it take for our generation? Certainly not pictures of little traumatized Arab kids- not if all you want to get out of them is “I hate war”. 9/11 couldn’t do it because nowadays we couldn’t call it an Islamisized jetliner mass murder. Beheadings, stabbings and shootings won’t get it done if you insist that they are incidents of work place violence, and man caused disasters. Are the endless barbaric videos of beheadings and immolations just so much war to hate? Or are they a call to action? 

If other nations do not fear us we must end up fearing them. That is how it works. Not just in past centuries but in this one and into the future. We cannot choose never to see a child harmed, our choice is limited to making sure that it is not our children. Never our children.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Arab on Arab Violence- We have Pictures

I have posted many times about “Pallywood”and its cousins throughout the Islamic world. From al Durah touching off the second intifada forward, attempts to delegitimize Israel have been swallowed whole by the gullible and self-destructive western media. 

Lately, there has been quite a lot of this kind of foolishness coming out of Syria. Even though I don’t really see myself having a dog in that fight, not long ago, I posted about this picture that appeared in the Wall Street Journal:

While it seemed obvious to me that this was another of the crass, cynical and pathetically inept faux news photos that are launched almost as often as Katyusha rockets in that neighborhood, I was surprised that the WSJ fell for it and that there was some discussion on my blog post and elsewhere  by people who thought it might be genuine. Rather than get into a long discussion again about how spiffy clean the kid is and how utterly destroyed the building.
Lets just look at what a (probably) genuine example looks like:

Any questions?

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NCE- Another Nasty Meme

Political correctness exits sole as a way of stifling  ideas, speech and behavior that make some people uncomfortable. Truth is often the most uncomfortable thing and, while discomfort is not always proof of truth, it is a close enough indicator to merit investigation. This is why political correctness is so corrosive. It shuts down thought and discussion in order only to soothe feelings. In the process, it prevents a closer relationship with truth. 

When people and their ideas need to be silenced to preserve PC, those people must be disqualified  and, if possible, destroyed without respect (or even reference) to their ideas. One way of blotting out people and their messages is to disqualify them- to define them in such a way that it justifies you and others like you in believing that “those people” could not possibly have anything of value to say. That they are somehow both wrong and incapable of improvement.

This, I believe is the reason for the current change in memes that are applied to the supporters of Donald Trump. Keeping in mind that the statistics do not entirely support the characterization, let’s look at what is being said about them in the media. Working Class used to be the term applied. It is a superficially respectful term. There used to be a respect for useful work diligently done even if elite classes expressed such feelings in a patronizing way. 

How many politicians take pains to tell personal stories, no matter how false or twisted, about their origins in a “working class” family. These stories, however, always end in ascension to the elite class of politicians. The pretention and pride 

If “working class” sounds too dignified and authentic to you and you need to completely negate what you do not want to hear or even acknowledge the existence of, then you need something stronger. The most popular and dishonorable example of this is “Non-College Educated”. It is a designer meme- so effective at damning the opposition and making real debate and, even the facts of the matter, inoperative. Who needs reason and facts when you can just ignore them because they are “uneducated”? 

Of course, any such means to dodge real confrontation with facts and debate only works if your need is particularly desperate- and Donald Trump makes them desperate. 

The truth is, the Non-College Educated (let’s just call them the “NCE” from now on) are not stupid. They are not ineducable and they are not wrong about much in their own lives. They can’t afford to be. They are the hardest working and, in many ways the most accomplished people we have. They have closer families, are more religious and feel more patriotic than the average American. Because they tend not to make their livings at occupations that do not amass great wealth, they are probably better at managing money and time than most. All of these traits speak to practicality and intelligence and they are all things that the jaded elites, who would like to rule them without question, look down upon. You are constantly being “defined out” of the universe of what and who is acceptable.

If you can see that open border immigration is a danger at worst and a dilution of our culture at best, the President tells you you are not acceptable by sniffing, “That is not who we are”. If you can see that the vast majority of terrorism is done by Islamic groups, The president asserts that it “is not true Islam”, decreeing your observation be not acceptable. If the FBI director makes a long speech detailing the malfeasance and disregard for the rules of security of the former Secretary of State and the media helps her to frame it as “exoneration” your sense of outrage, morality and violated fairness is rendered unacceptable. 

I am college educated. In fact, I have a master’s degree. But I know they mean to demean me because I am also a Trump Supporter. I do not care that he speaks his mind and sometimes overstates things. At least he is sincere and honest. I would sooner trust a seasoned businessman with an independent fortune who says what he thinks.  I certainly prefer him to a proven liar who has become rich by selling her influence to anyone with the pony-up. If you have an inkling that speaking fees in the mid-6 figure range for the husband of the Secretary of State that coincide with official actions by The State Department in favor of the entities who paid those fees constitute a selling-out of our nation in a very public and dishonorable way you would too- Unless you are way too elite for folks like us.

Friday, July 22, 2016

The “Dark Speech” Meme

The emerging meme to distract the public’s attention from his message and drain away the power of Trump’s speech last night it to call it a “Dark Speech”. 

It is not really clear why they chose this meme yet but I do know that it has huge psychological significance. This was not a dark speech - as progressive writers characterize it- It did, however, shine light into a lot of dark corners where the progressive agenda has cultivated the cultural molds of economic paralysis, political correctness, inept statesmanship, military failure and race baiting. He pulled the drapes aside and let the sunlight in. Liberals may clutch their pearls and fan themselves but it is too late. They have been exposed as the party of darkness.

Who is afraid of the dark? Not real people who live in reality.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

You’re On Fire, Stupid!

Clipped from WSJ web site credit European PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

It is a moment that should be captured and framed for more than its comic, irony.  As the Wall Street Journal described it:

“A crowd of hundreds of police officers, reporters, and onlookers swarmed around the flag burning protest carried out by a small number of communist activists.As the flag began to burn, it touched the back of one of the protesters, prompting a senior police officer to begin shouting “You’re on fire, stupid! You’re on fire!”At that point, police officers – some on horseback and some with bicycles – moved in to isolate and handcuff a small number of protesters.Police said two of their officers were assaulted, suffering minor injuries. It was not immediately clear how many people were charged with crimes as a result of the incident.”

I know, its almost too perfect. While the ignoramuses and terrorists (in this case they style themselves as communist revolutionaries) play out their destructive dramas and make war on reality, it is left to the police who are pledged to protect and serve to save them from the fantasy that they were making a “political statement” and prevent them from burning themselves along with the flag. 

As if that were not enough, the flag burners are wearing black t-shirts emblazoned with this logo:

Note the flaming color of the lettering, what a brilliant garment to set on fire with you in it!

So who is BA? Non other than Bob Avakian, a sad little aging communist revolutionary apparently still pining for the salad days of the revolution that never came in Berkeley. BA has been stalwartly manning the run-down, shop worn roadside commie sales booth since the sixties. He is still mongering the same, tainted, fermenting fruit salad of one-world liberation of the dispossessed masses that most of the rest of us recognized at the time as not just pathetically impractical but far more oppressive and lethal than almost any alternative. Just think of Mao, Stalin and Lenin (who are BA’s inspirations and exemplars) and the millions that were liberated from their earthly existence under their regimes and you get the picture. 

I’ve been to his web site, I hate to give him the clicks but I just had to do it. Take my word for it, its only good for a reminder of the crap that many more people used to accept as thought than do now. Oh, those “Heady” days of the drugs, sex, rock and roll.  Once again, even nostalgia isn’t what it used to be. Anyway, I’ve been to the web site so you don’t have to. It is mainly about flogging his film, radio show and his warped view of the world. Here is the centerpiece quote, apparently from his movie:

"Those this system has cast off, those it has treated as less than human, can be the backbone and driving force of a fight not only to end their own oppression, but to finally end all oppression, and emancipate all of humanity.”

Human beings are funny, aren’t they? “The end of all oppression”, Emancipate all of humanity” It sounds too good to be true. That’s because it is. We already have (at least the post Obama remnants of) the system that has done the most in human history to reduce oppression and increase emancipation and we have seen the evidence of what Communism’s alternative are. I’ve already mentioned Stalin, Lenin and Mao but you can add in Chavez’s legacy in Venezuela where thousands are flooding into neighboring countries to avoid depravation and starvation, and don’t forget Pol Pot and the millions of innocents who died in the killing fields.  It is amazing that the idiots that rail against capitalism and the “antquated constitution of the U.S. seem willing to believe in the utopian ravings of a blatant self-promoter who wants to bring the utopia of communism here. So why should we be surprised when they set their stupid selves on fire.

The Cleveland cop summed it up better than I can, “You’re on fire, stupid!” 

God bless the police, I would have been tempted to let them burn.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Nice is All You Need to Know

In this Reuters photograph the covered body of a little girl lies on the Promenade in Nice. This is what we are up against and it is high time we have a clear picture of what it is.
  1. Its not just about immigration the beast who did this was a citizen of France, just as the Orlando shooter was an American born Muslim.
  2. It is not just about religion: It is a totalitarian system that embraces religion, law, morality and (most of all) culture.
  3. It is not just about a lone wolf. It is planned, advocated, inspired, supported in concert with a monstrous movement that wants to conquer the world.
  4. It is not about jobs or alienation. Their culture is what alienates them and keeps them unemployed.
  5. Islam is not about Peace. Islam means submission and this is what happens to the children of those who do not submit.
  6. It is not at all about the oil or the U.S. or the decadence of The West. It is about Sharia, The Caliphate and Jihad.
  7. Its not just about Terror, It is annihilation by the most brutal and indiscriminate means possible.
  8. It is not about to stop. If it we do not wake up and stop it. it will kill you gladly. It will kill everyone you know and love and it will turn the entire world into exactly the kind of cauldron of mutilation, murder and  horror that it has made of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan, Nigeria and Libya.

Make no mistake; it has all but swallowed Europe and it is, as we sit here, wrapping its tentacles around North America. It is coming after us all and the only difference between this baby and your little girl or boy is luck and timing.