Archive for September, 2010

The point is…, Re: White House joins critics against Koran burning, National Post, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

It goes without saying that the planned Koran burning on September 11 is regrettable, distasteful, offensive, should not be happening and is just plain wrong. That is not the point. The point is in the United States Pastor Jones is free to burn the Koran, the Bible or any other book if he so wishes. America is a free country and if Jones wishes to make a political point by essentially ridiculing and rejecting someone else’s religion and making an idiot out of himself he is perfectly at liberty to do so. It’s called freedom of expression and is part of the bedrock the U.S. is built on. Americans would do well to remember that and so would freedom loving people everywhere. Our politicians, especially the President of the United States, should be defending it, not turning away from it.

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Besides, Jones’s gesture pales in comparison to the atrocities committed in the name of Islam every day all over the world. People are being murdered, mutilated, degraded and threatened by it’s adherents as we speak…now that’s something to get angry about. Burning other religions holy books is not something that is foreign to Islam either.

Fresh out of hope and change, American Thinker, September 7, 2010

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

President Obama signed an Executive Order on August 30th authorizing additional financial sanctions on North Korea in an effort to stop the Koreans from building nuclear weapons. He then hosted a dinner at the White House on September 2nd for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian National Authority, as part of his efforts to bring about a peace agreement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Yesterday he called for a new 50 Billion Dollar infrastructure/stimulus plan to jumpstart the United States economy and restore America to financial health.

All of this reminds me of Einstein’s definition of insanity…Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Albert was definitely a lot smarter and more perceptive than Barack. The sanctions have about as much chance of curbing North Korea’s nuclear ambitions as previous ones had, e.g. none, meetings between Netanyahu and Abbas in Washington or anywhere else won’t bring about peace in the Middle East any more than meetings between Rabin and Arafat did and the new stimulus package will fail just like it’s predecessor. You’d have thought he would have figured these things out by now.

Is Obama insane, or just a glib, ideologically driven megalomaniac who is unfit for office? Einstein would have thought him insane. What about you?

More thoughts that may grow into essays, in October when I can sit down and write again that is, September 2, 2010

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

September 4th is the 140th anniversary of the founding of the Third Republic in France. Protests against Islamization will be held throughout the land to mark the occasion, including in Bordeaux, Lyon, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Paris. Americans can sure learn an awful lot from the French. They view Islamization in France as a real threat to the nature and character of their society and have taken bold steps to stop it from further eroding their way of life. The French have seen Islam up close and understand that it must be fought and overcome if their democratic, secular culture is to survive. The majority of Americans however do not share this attitude and simply do not recognize that Islam means to turn the United States into an Islamic nation through the implementation of sharia law and that Islamization is the process of bringing this about. This is changing though…despite the best efforts of President Obama and his sycophants, media outlets such as the New York Times and Washington Post and Islamists and their dupes Americans are beginning to open their eyes and see what is in store for them if Islamization is allowed to continue. Fighting it has nothing to do with bigotry or intolerance and everything to do with the survival of the country and everything it stands for. Americans are getting angry at Islamists and Islamization and this is all to the good.

In his speech about Iraq on national television from the White House President Obama said that restoring the United States economy must now become his central responsibility as President. This is dead wrong and if he truly believes this he should be removed from office as soon as possible. Leaving aside the fact that the U.S. economy is in the dumpster largely as a result of his own failed policies and that any new initiatives he might come up with would only make things worse given his ideology and mentality, his central responsibility is the same as any other President’s, protecting the country and keeping it’s enemies at bay, e.g. national security. Nothing else is more important and there is no higher priority. If Obama doesn’t recognize and understand this he has no business being President and America is in deep trouble indeed, not that it isn’t already anyway mainly thanks to him. Maybe that’s why his national security endeavors have been disastrous and universally panned. He really doesn’t have much interest in it, isn’t very good at it and doesn’t see it as a priority, all of which have been mentioned many times by numerous commentators since he took office. What a revelation. It’s probably the most damning thing he’s said since he was elected and there has been no mention of it in the media whatsoever…I wonder why.

Tony Blair says that radical Islam is the world’s greatest threat. If there is a radical Islam as Blair contends there must be a moderate Islam as well. He’s wrong and there isn’t. There is only one Islam and it is poisonous, hateful, violent, mysogynist, completely intolerant and bent on domination and conquest. It’s religious imperatives are cast in stone and haven’t changed one iota since it’s inception 1400 odd years ago. Islam’s followers seek to have us all live under it’s dictates and are the real threat. Call them Islamists, Jihadists, Terrorists or anything else, those who murder and maim in Islam’s name and who will do anything to place everyone under it’s rubric threaten us all. They aren’t radical in an Islamic sense. They’re just doing what Islam requires them to. Not radical Islam. Islam period. It is not possible to be a true believer and live in peace with one’s neighbors. Islam does not permit it. Submission and compliance are what it’s after, nothing else.