It’s been a while since Westerners lived in a society in which human life was truly worthless, in which no one trusted anyone else and it was easier to kill than not to kill.
Outside of a few urban centers in the Middle East where the elites start the revolutions that end up stringing them from the gallows, life is cheap and worthless. Men kill their wives and daughters over petty suspicions. Clans murder each other in vicious brawls. Wedding celebrations begin with firing guns into the air and end with bodies on the ground.
Everything is worth more than people. A camel has value. A pickup truck has value. A smartphone has value. All these things are hard to make.
People are easy to make.
Libertarianism, if we are to believe none other than The New York Times, has become quite chic.
But paradoxically, during this same time frame, it has become perhaps even more evident that one of the apparent tenets of libertarianism — a kind of neo-isolationism — is, well, to put it bluntly, insane. In the era of the Islamic State … anyone who believes we can roll up the gangplanks to create the perfect libertarian state and everything will be just ducky is living in dreamland.
Much has been said and written about the terror tunnels that Hamas built in Gaza.
Not by the leftist controlled media of course. They’ve mentioned the tunnels but anything of substance written about the tunnels was done outside of the MSM.
… too little has been said about who it was that put the cement into Hamas’ hands, thus making the construction of the tunnels possible in the first place.
… Dennis Ross, the senior Mideast policy adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from 2009 to 2011, has admitted that it was he who was assigned the task of pressuring Israel to ease up on its military blockade of Gaza, in the events after Israel’s withdrawal from that region in 2005.
“I argued with Israeli leaders and security officials, telling them they needed to allow more construction materials, including cement, into Gaza so that housing, schools and basic infrastructure could be built,” Ross revealed in the Washington Post on August 10. “They countered that Hamas would misuse it, and they were right.”
Vice President Joe Biden told interviewer Charlie Rose, on Bloomberg TV in 2010: “We have put as much pressure and as much cajoling on Israel as we can to allow them to get building materials” and other forbidden items into Gaza.
It seems Obama and Clinton forgot that Israel is the only country in the world that is threatened with annihilation by a nearby regime rushing to build nuclear weapons. Israel is the only country in the world that, in the space of just 65 years, has been forced to fight four major defensive wars and five smaller ones, in order to survive. Israel is the only country in the world whose next-door neighbors have built dozens of tunnels into Israel to perpetrate massacres of civilians.
Today, at least thirty-two terror tunnels later, we know that Clinton, Obama and Ross have been wrong, while Israel is right.
Instead of lethal purposes, the materials used for each tunnel could have built 86 homes, or 19 medical clinics, or seven mosques, or six schools. But Hamas had other priorities.
And Secretary Clinton consciously turned a blind eye. Just as she turned a blind eye to other aggressive and anti-peace behavior by the Palestinians, such as the Palestinian Authority’s sheltering of known terrorists, its payments to imprisoned terrorists, the anti-Israel and anti-America propaganda that fills the PA-controlled media, and the anti-Semitic hatred in the textbooks used in the PA’s schools.
The lasting importance of this summer’s war, I believe, doesn’t lie in the war itself. It lies instead in the way the war has been described and responded to abroad, and the way this has laid bare the resurgence of an old, twisted pattern of thought and its migration from the margins to the mainstream of Western discourse—namely, a hostile obsession with Jews. The key to understanding this resurgence is not to be found among jihadi webmasters, basement conspiracy theorists, or radical activists. It is instead to be found first among the educated and respectable people who populate the international news industry; decent people, many of them, and some of them my former colleagues.
~~via Moe Lane: ‘Missile defense will never work,’ they said.
It’s a technological pipe dream, they said.
Ronald Reagan was senile for even pushing ‘Star Wars,‘ they said.
Even if it did work it’d just destabilize the situation, they said.
… what it is all about for Sharpton: the money.
Shakedowns are the name of the game for Sharpton and his group, National Action Network, whose motto is the cry of the rioter, “No justice, no peace.”
Every time a black person dies tragically, especially when it happens in a newsworthy way, Sharpton sees dollar signs — and his business partner, Barack Obama, sees votes.
Distrust of government is the ultimate American institution, enshrined in the Constitution. But the Constitution can only be defended by a culture that believes in it. That’s why we are being displaced by foreigners who don’t.
The displacement has to be rapid, lest the foreigners assimilate and adapt American values. That would spoil everything for Milbank, Obama, et al. But there will be no meaningful assimilation, due not just to multiculturalism but to the massive numbers crossing our deliberately undefended border.
By describing how the supposed flaws in the American character need to be corrected by displacing the population with unassimilable foreigners, Milbank has already admitted that by “whiteness,” he means “American-ness.”
Can. You. Imagine.
Seriously. Think about what the media would do if a black man had been warned not to enter a restaurant, entered anyway, and was subsequently beaten nearly to death while racial epithets were hurled at him…in Mississippi of all places. Just think about it.
The left needs to stop pretending that racism is only a one way street. It’s not. It’s about time that we put a stop to the tyranny of low expectations and begin holding everyone to the same, objective standard.
Some of Holder’s past “greatest” hits:
As a new attorney general, he refused to prosecute baton-wielding members of the racist New Black Panther Party who were intimidating white voters in front of Philadelphia polls. Holder said America is a “nation of cowards” when it comes to dealing with racism. He has said that criticism of him and Obama is rooted in racism. Holder blames racism for the high incarceration rate of black males. He applied pressure on Florida prosecutors to bring charges against “white Hispanic” George Zimmerman, charges he knew would not stick. Holder promotes the lie that voter ID laws are racist.
Parents know children throw tantrums when they don’t get their way. When parents give in to the unreasonable demands of a child, they’re reinforcing bad behavior. If the behavior is not corrected, they learn to intimidate to get what they want – until someone says “No!”
In Ferguson, we witnessed the result of what happens when black parents spoil their children. The children turn out to be welfare-pampered, morally crippled, racist black thugs. Now the white authorities have had to take over the “parenting,” but they too refuse to say, “No!”
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Of all the arrogant lies that collectively comprise Obama’s presidency, the sanctimonious claim that the Regime doesn’t negotiate with terrorists may be the most preposterous.
Our enemies are increasingly on the move across the globe. They are emboldened by a President in mom jeans who’d rather golf than lead. President Obama has made it crystal clear he thinks the world will be more stable if we are less so. He has made it crystal clear he thinks the world will be safer if we are less safe. His entire foreign policy is one of not benign, but malicious, neglect.
The death toll from a world at war and terrorists on the march over the next decade will be far higher than it would have been had Barack Obama never held the Presidency. It is not just that we now have citizens and companies fleeing the nation for greener pastures, more and more Americans see the nation in decline.
The problem is Barack Obama sees a nation not in decline, but one remade in his image. And he likes it. How many will die because of his failures? Too many.
I don’t consume yogurt. Does that mean I can proclaim that yogurt ads are offensive and have cowards scurry to take them down? No, because I’m not a Muslim. I don’t fly planes into buildings, cut Christian children’s heads off, or worship the Devil, so no one is much worried about whether I’m offended.
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Out of Control, Rogue, Corrupt and Criminal
The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry AFTER it knew her computer had crashed and after a Congressional inquiry was well underway. As an IRS official declared under the penalty of perjury, the destroyed Blackberry would have contained the same emails (both sent and received) as Lois Lerner’s hard drive.
This most recent revelation of destruction of evidence and refusal to retain data and documents despite a Congressional inquiry is beyond outrageous. It screams of guilt and creates a presumption in the law that the evidence would prove what those who were targeted and harassed claim.
To claim as the Obama administration originally did, that the emails were destroyed, is a bald-faced lie. We all always knew that of course. But there is nothing this administration won’t do to change the subject when its shenanigans are uncovered. Now that they have been backed into a corner, they say it is too much trouble to recover the information. Another lie.
The elections of 2014 and 2016 will determine the fate of this nation. We can’t survive this level of corruption and deceit much longer, and a Hillary Clinton administration would quickly finish the job of destroying America that Obama has started.
They have been betting that, since their illegal targeting campaign against those who disagree with President Obama has had the backing of Democrats in Congress, they needed only a media strategy, not a political one. And that media strategy appears to have been: conceal or destroy potential (and actual) evidence, and assume that this activity will be less damaging than whatever is in the files they’ve worked to hide.
It’s a direct challenge to the media, in other words.
SunTrust Bank is cutting ties with three types of legal businesses in the latest evidence of the Obama administration’s secretive crusade against “objectionable” enterprises.
In the same blanket notice, however, SunTrust underlined its support for maintaining bank relationships with licensed gun sellers.
… “This admission from SunTrust demonstrates that Operation Choke Point has not ended, but actually expanded while becoming even less transparent,”
… Pawn shops, payday lenders and gun sellers were among the legal enterprises overtly targeted by the FDIC, according to lists recently taken down from the federal regulatory agency’s website.
This is the FDIC list of undesirable enterprises, as dictated by the Executive branch of the federal government of the United States.
They have the unmitigated gall to put “That Which Shall Not Be Infringed” on the same list with drug paraphernalia, Ponzi schemes, racist materials and pornography. Never mind how they’ve tried to put gun sellers out of business with their Choke Point … this list, all by itself, earns them an ass-thrashing.
The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online.
uh huh. That needs a little translation and clarification.
First, “Feds” is the Progressive left wing network spread throughout the federal government like a cancer.
When they say ‘hate speech’ they mean truth … unapologetic truth, politically incorrect truth. Truth that embarrasses or indicts leftists. Same with “false and misleading ideas”, which means ideas that are contrary to the socialist agenda.
What? You think perhaps I’m over reacting?
“Truthy” claims to be non-partisan. However, the project’s lead investigator Filippo Menczer proclaims his support for numerous progressive advocacy groups, including President Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action, Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Amnesty International, and True Majority.
OFA identified its key policy concerns as: (a) “raising the debt ceiling” on the federal budget as a means of promoting “the economic well-being of the country”; (b) reminding Americans that “Obamacare is making health care work better for all of us”; (c) “taking steps to make America’s immigration policy more fair, efficient, and just”—chiefly by passing “comprehensive immigration reform” and the DREAM Act, both of which would provide a path-to-citizenship for illegals currently residing in the U.S.; (d) avoiding the allegedly disastrous potential effects of “climate change” by taking steps to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions; and (e) “better protect[ing] our children and our communities by reducing gun violence in America” (via such measures as “banning military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” “making schools safer,” and “increasing access to mental health services”).
There’s OFA’s agenda.
in February 2013, OFA initiated a Twitter hash-tag campaign, #WeDemandAVote, in an effort to influence the public as well as Congressional representatives to pass President Obama’s proposed gun-control measures. Before long, however, it became clear that most of the avatars of these “people” speaking out against “gun violence” were brand new “egg” avatars—i.e., the default avatars that Twitter gives to every new account—spamming the same two messages to Members of the House and Senate across the United States. These new avatars had been assigned to readers who had simply clicked a Tweet button on a website somewhere.
There’s OFA’s track record in regard to “false and misleading ideas”.
If you go to their website, you’ll see that it’s just another entrance to the leftist network. It says at at the top “a project of USAction”. And who is USAction?
“The nation’s largest progressive activist organization” Is the resurrected form of Citizen Action, an organization destroyed by its role in the Teamsters Union money-laundering scandal of the late 1990s
… USAction lists its additional priorities as: “fighting the right wing agenda”
… The President of USAction is longtime radical activist William McNary, who has written for and supported the official newspaper of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), the People’s Weekly World.
And please, oh please don’t tell me you don’t know of the Progressive background and communist influence of Moveon.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club and Amnesty International.
Lemme Summit Furya
Feds (communists within the federal government) are setting up a system that will track down right-wing internet users … and paying for it with your grandchildren’s money.
Don’t worry about the money. Your grandchildren will pick up the tab. In return, you can tell them astonishing stories about the days when people could express ideas on the Internet that had not been approved by federal bureaucrats.
These guys know their Orwell. Only a government inspired by the Ministry of Truth would quash “subversive propaganda” in the name of “open debate.”
Poor Richard’s News puts the cost in perspective.
Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Estimated cost: $97.3 million (in 2014 dollars)
Empire State Building in New York. Estimated Cost: $635 million (in 2014 dollars)
Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE (tallest building in the world), Estimated Cost: $1.5 billion
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, Estimated Cost: $36 million (in 2014 dollars)
Seattle Space Needle in Seattle Washington, Estimated Cost: $21 million (in 2014 dollars)
AT&T Stadium (Cowboys Stadium) in Arlington, Texas, Estimated Cost: $1.3 billion
[ahem] … a website that still does not work.
When Canada resembles a Caribbean tax haven, it might be time to re-assess America’s absurd corporate taxes. But the Left’s outrage machine is just getting started.