Monday, September 26, 2011

"The Tea Party Is Homophobic and Racist."

Hollywood actor Alan Cumming said that the Tea Party is “full of such hatred in terms of politics,” in a recent interview. He went on to contradict himself somewhat before getting his train of lies back on track, by admitting that the Tea Party has “some quite sensible notions,” but “that kind of seems to be an umbrella thing that just covers up a lot of real homophobia and racism.”

Regarding same-sex "marriage," he observed: “I just think the Tea Party is out of touch with America, actually. That’s the sad thing for them to have to come to terms with.”

In March, he informed the world that, “I wanted to become a U.S. citizen so that I could vote for  Obama.”

Let's all take in the above for a moment. Now give this British, leftist, bisexual dual-citizen's words the shrift that they deserve. The guy's a poster-child for why Congress should flush the idea of dual citizenship.

I love the rank hubris of celebrities like Cumming. "I'm rich and famous; therefore, people should invite me on T.V. shows and let me pontificate to the unwashed masses about how they should live and what they should think. After all, name recognition and a sizeable bank account translates to expertise on political and cultural matters."

As for the Tea Party being "out of touch with America" on the issue of same-sex "marriage," perhaps Cumming would care to explain how his opinion harmonizes with the verifiable fact that forty-one states prohibit homosexual "marriage?" Or why the federal government gives no official recognition to same-sex "marriage?" Or why the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) passed with overwhelming support in the House and Senate in 1996? Or why "The legalization of same-sex marriage has been driven by court rulings and legislative action, rather than voter referendums"? Or why twenty-eight out of twenty-eight state voter referendums approved legislation defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman?

Don't hold your breath waiting for the likes of Cumming to answer any of these questions. You'll be able to sit under a palm tree and soak up the sun while sipping pina coladas at McMurdo Sound before that happens. Being famous means saying or doing whatever you desire, with little or no accountability. It means never having to answer the tough questions, or demonstrate that you have even an inkling of an idea what's going on outside your precious noggin. It means constantly pronouncing, while saying nothing.

I'm typing this in my new flat in the U.K., with citizenship papers running the bureaucratic gauntlet.


Because I reely want to vote for David Cameron.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Ending the Threats of Islamic Terrorism and Influence in the U.S.

I had intended a post on Monday, in which I would offer a solution to Islamic influence and terrorism in America. After a little searching through the archives, I realized that I already had posted on that very subject in quite some detail. So here, from September 2010, is my answer to the question, "How do we stop Islam from spreading throughout the United States?"

The fleshed-out version: Defeating Islamic Terrorism and Expansionism in America

Here's the short version:

1. Acknowledge, as a society, that Islam is not now -- nor has it ever been -- a peaceful religion, from the time of its founding 1,400 years ago, to this day. Admit that Islam is not just a religion, but a political ideology, and that the two stand intertwined, with no chance of unraveling. Accept that Islam poses an existential threat to Western Civilization -- a threat that, left unchecked, promises the destruction of our way of life.

2.  Close and secure our borders.

3. End Islamic immigration to the United States, whether from Muslim or non-Muslim countries.

4. End the building of mosques on U.S. soil.

5. Send all non-citizen Muslims home.

6. Revoke citizenship from and deport all Muslims with known ties to terrorism, jihad, and/or the non-republican institution of sharia.

Dissolve and outlaw all organizations that share the ideals of Islamic supremacy. 

8. Close all mosques that espouse the aforementioned principles.

9. Provide incentives -- up to and including a possible one-time cash payment -- for naturalized Muslim citizens to return to their nations of origin.

The question is not, "Does this problem have a solution?" The question is, "Do we have the grit and the will to solve it?"

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Legacy of September 11, 2001

Begin with a man in slacks and a button-up shirt with a collar plummeting through the air -- a man who began his day in an office at a desk, and ended his day and his span on Earth hurtling toward the ground in a ten-second fall at one hundred twenty-five miles per hour. Seek out the photographs online. Look at those still shots of terror taken moments before death swooped in and took its victims away. Yes, viewing such grim reminders is a painful, depressing task, but a necessary one for understanding what September 11, 2001 meant. For approximately three thousand people, that day meant death -- and not a quiet, dignified passing at a ripe old age, in a bed surrounded by family and loved ones; but a noisy, confusing cut-off filled with dread, overshadowed by a backdrop of fire and smoke and raining debris. A proper perspective on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 atrocities begins and ends with a human being plunging into eternity.

Paeans to multiculturalism and platitudes about strength through diversity cannot erase this indelible image. No matter what those who rule over us say -- I dare not suggest that they govern -- multiculturalism and diversity were the unreasoning juggernauts that brought the victims low.

It saddens me to say that we are no better off today, ten years later, then we were on that day in September when Musim jihadists struck in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon, and brought the World Trade Center towers crumbling into rubble. Indeed, the situation is worse than ever. 

After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it is said that Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said, in effect, that "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." Subsequent events proved him correct. The American people retaliated, declaring war on Japan and defeating the nation in a long, bitter conflict.

Fast-forward to 2001. The evil acts committed in New York City and elsewhere roused the "Sleeping Giant" once again; but this time, the giant's handlers steered its ire in the wrong direction, and dissipated its resolve in fruitless democracy-building projects and assaults on people who had nothing to do with the attacks, while leaving our worst enemies in peace. All the while, people in positions of power assured America's citizenry that the problem was not Islam or Muslims or jihad, but rather "extremism," "terrorism," and the "hijacking" of religion for nefarious purposes. Islam was a religion of peace and goodness and light, and its followers were not that different from Americans. And so after going on an unfocused tear like a drunken sailor on shore leave, the giant settled back down into placidity and sleep.

Today, the "Sleeping Giant" is in a coma. It is an artificially induced coma, brought about by people with motivations as lofty and honorable as those of the man who drags a young woman off the street and chloroforms her into oblivion in the backseat of his car. It is a state of lassitude born in the honied lullabyes of a liar.

Since 2001, the powers-that-be have subjected the U.S. to a daily regimen of pablum regarding the identity of our enemy. We're in a "War on Terror," as if a tactic is an enemy. Listening to the mouthings of liberals and neo-cons like Obama and Bush and their cronies, one would think that the terrorists have no ideology, no over-arching philosophical worldview. They just exercise terror and mayhem for the sheer joy that terror and mayhem bring. They believe nothing. Religion is a tool in their hands, used cynically in the art of destruction. It means nothing to them on a metaphysical level.

Here is a partial post-September 11 list of policies, statements, and positions taken or made by our "leaders":

 -- George W. Bush promoted unfettered immigration from the Third World, upping the ante in his second term by supporting amnesty, while lying about his intentions. He did not support true immigration reform, which would entail changes for the better to our chaotic system. He also refused to construct and complete a border security fence of any lasting significance.

-- The Bush Administration launched a war against Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the atrocities on September 11, 2001. The administration also invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban. After initial victories, Bush initiated democracy projects in both countries, losing far more soldiers in these endeavors than in the earlier fighting. Ten years after the attacks, American troops remain stationed in both nations, in deteriorating conditions. The Iraqi Christian community is under seige, and our Afghani "allies" regularly betray U.S. soldiers and even murder them. Both countries have sharia-based Constitutions.

-- Bush and Obama spent years telling the American people that Pakistan was an ally in the "War on Terror." When the U.S. discovered Osama bin Laden's location, he was living in a compound in the middle of a major city in Pakistan, just down the street from the Pakistan Military Academy, Pakistan's version of Westpoint.

-- In a speech in Cairo, Obama made the statement that "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

-- Our military -- the finest in the world -- has become infested with welfare cases, thugs, and foreigners.

-- Obama went on record in 2007, saying that the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." That same year, Obama recited from memory a portion of the Muslim call to prayer and profession of faith in perfect Arabic in an interview with Nicholas Kristof. Here are the words:

Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
Come to prayer. Come to prayer.
Come to Success. Come to Success.
Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.

The Islamic call to prayer sounds just like something a Christian would recite in an interview, doesn't it?

-- The U.S. government continues allowing Muslim immigrants into our land and even rewards them with citizenship. The number of Muslim immigrants to the U.S. increased after 2001.

-- The Bush and Obama administrations have enacted security measures that make Americans less free than they were before 2001, such as warrantless wiretapping, and intrusive TSA procedures in airports. The federal government's practical policy is that no indignity or inconvenience endured by American citizens is too great, if such intrusions succeed in protecting Muslims from "discrimination" -- i.e., minimal observance and recognition of their threat potential.

-- Muslims continue building mosques across the U.S., backed by virulent Saudi Wahabbism and funding. These mosques serve as bastions of the Dar-al-Islam in the midst of the Dar-al-Harb (Islamic outposts in a sea of infidels). Evangelical Muslims preach hate from their sanctuaries, spreading Islam within the U.S. -- even in the Bible-belt.

-- Cordoba House, an Islamic development group named after a Muslim victory over the Spaniards, plans to construct a lavish mosque at ground-zero in New York City -- with the blessings of the mayor, most of the mainstream media, and the president.

-- Muslims continue serving as prison chaplains, despite using their positions as proselytization platforms for fundamentalist Islam.

-- Muslims continue as members of our military, despite strong evidence that their religious beliefs pose conflicts of interest.

-- A Muslim soldier murdered fourteen people at Ft. Hood, Texas, and wounded thirty-one. He shouted "Allahu Akbar!" just before opening fire. In the aftermath, Chief of Staff of the United States Army George W. Casey, Jr had this bit of enlightenment for America: "I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers ... Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse."

-- Between 2002 and 2010, Muslims or Muslim sympathizers committed twenty-five other small-scale acts of terrorism or honor killings in the U.S.

-- Muslims in America demand the installation of footbaths for ritual washing in airports, demand that butchers and restaurants prepare food according to Islamic dictates, and call for the institution of sharia. Prior to 2001, such clamoring happened at a much lower level, if at all.

-- The mainstream media has embraced Islamic agitation groups with ties to terrorism and happily indulges their self-mischaracterizations as groups that want peace and interreligious harmony. An example of this media whitewashing is the front-group, CAIR.

-- The U.S. military burns Holy Bibles sent by Americans to Afghanistan, while teaching soldiers to revere the Koran.

-- The mainstream media and most politicians refuse to admit that Islam is a warlike religion chiefly spread by the sword, that this state of being has existed for 1,400 years, and that the violence endemic to the religion may be found in its founder's actions and Islam's "holiest" writings. They also ignore the important fact that one of Islam's tenets, taqiyyah, is a concept that endorses Muslims lying to non-Muslims, if the purpose of their lies is the enlargement of Islam. Deception is a built-in facet of Islam.

I'll stop right there. I easily could write three or four lengthy posts, perhaps even a book, listing the asinine attitudes, utterances, and policies of our leadership post-2001. My readers may feel free to add to this list in the comments section, if they wish.

In summation, I do not believe that we're better off, now. I do not believe that we're more secure, or stronger. It pains me to say that the three thousand people murdered on September 11, 2001 died in vain. And every American who has died a Muslim-related death since then also has died in vain. We did not take this lemon of a scenario and make lemonade. We did not erect a golden monument to liberty out of the ashes of 2001. We did not find lasting unity, greater resolve, or more clarity of purpose in the wake of those deaths. And an unsung victim of that woeful day was the Truth -- only the jihadists did not slam jets into the Truth. They did not kill it or tuck it away, because the presidential administrations and the Congress and media did that for them. They have spent every single day doing it for them, renewing the lies and distortions and wishful thinking. The Truth fell under friendly fire, as it were.

The one bright spot in all this darkness is that the problem has a solution. It's a hard fix, but a real remedy, nevertheless. Later today or tomorrow, I'll post on how I think we can pull ourselves back from the brink.       

Friday, September 2, 2011

How Like a Plague

A LIBYAN father killed his three daughters after pro-Gaddafi soldiers raped them, in an attempt to rid the family of the shame, a human rights group says.

Soldiers raped the sisters aged 15, 17 and 18 , in the town of Tomina, east Libya, US-based Physicians for Human Rights said.

When they returned home, their father slit their throats in what the rights group said was most likely an honour killing.

Our government tells us that Muslims are just like us -- that they value the same things, long for freedom just as we do, love their children, and want to live their lives in peace with the rest of the world. Then we read stories such as the above putridity, wherein a man murders his own daughters because they had the audacity to let men rape them. What kind of sick, twisted, devil-inspired mind would support bringing down the hammer of vengeance not on the perpetrators of the crime, but on the victims? If the word "satanic" describes any real-world scenario, this is it.

The worst part is that murder of the innocent isn't even unusual in the Islamic world. It happens all the time. Violence is as commonplace as fruit in an orchard. Everywhere on Earth that Muslims rub shoulders with non-Muslims violence erupts, usually initiated by Muhammed's Maniacs. Yet our leaders keep letting them into our country by the tens of thousands. They assure us that these demons in the flesh can be democratized -- as if democracy is an end unto itself, not just a means to an end. They throw our young men and women at this insoluble problem and waste their lives, in hellholes like Afghanistan and Iraq.

I'm tired of the seeming invincible idiocy of those in charge. I'm fed up with the lies and the refusal to learn from history, current events, or Islamic "scripture." We should bar the Religion of Hate and War and Death from our shores. We should close our borders and send them packing back to the hives of insanity whence they came. Let the savages fend for themselves.The plague of Islam has offered the human race nothing of note beyond violence and misery for 1,400 years. Pray for them. Send missionaries amongst them. But keep them away from our people and our lands. You may pray for the killer. You may even visit him in his domain and strive to help him see the errors of his ways. But only a madman invites him into his home and calls him family.

Therein lies self-destruction.

From the "Strange Universe" Files

Astronomers discover a "diamond" planet.


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