No, ISIS Will Not Raise the Jihad Flag over the White House

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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed – and thus clamorous to be led to safety – by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” - H.L. Mencken

Whenever I read stuff like this, all I can think is: “And they call Alex Jones paranoid.”

National Review’s David French wants us to join him in his fear, among other things, that ISIS will “raise the black flag [of jihad] over the White House.”

Whenever I read stuff like this, all I can think is: “And they call Alex Jones paranoid.”

orwell universal deceitISIS will raise the jihad flag over the White House at just about the same time that Obama gives us all free healthcare.

Ever since 9/11, paranoia pimps of French’s ilk have wanted us to believe that “radical Islam’s stated goal” is complete global domination. Never mind that it has been several centuries since an Islamic country conquered a non-Islamic country.

Take two minutes and watch this video. Ever since Old Testament – old, as in the book of Genesis – times, the entire history of the Middle East has been one of empires rising and falling. None of them last forever.

And here’s a stated goal: I hereby state that I will be the winning pitcher for my beloved Dodgers in Game 7 of this year’s World Series.

I guess that means it is going to happen, right?

As for ISIS “wealth”, $2 billion is chump change. The U.S. military goes through $2 billion on an average day. To put $2 billion in perspective, retail sales in Paramus, New Jersey, last year were $5 billion.

Oh, sure, ISIS may have procured a few tanks. But even if they have, do they have the technical sophistication to maintain them for long, let alone manufacture new ones?

Does ISIS even have uniforms? Can they even afford boots? Credit: Reuters

Does ISIS have uniforms? Look carefully: can they even afford boots? Credit: Reuters

ISIS has no ships, planes or nukes. America, on the other hand, has 473 naval ships, over 8000 tanks and over 13,000 military aircraft. We have enough nuclear warheads to kill every person on the planet several times over. And we have 300,000,000 firearms in private hands.

And why is there so much concern all of a sudden for the plight of Iraqi Christians? No one gave a rip about the mass exodus during the Bush years. As horrible as Saddam was, Christians were not abandoning Iraq en masse until after his ouster by the United States in 2003. (No group supported this war more enthusiastically than American Christians.) And how many of the 500,000 Iraqi children who died as a result of U.S. imposed sanctions in the 1990s were Christians?

And if the persecution of Christians in Iraq justifies American military action, what about the persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, China and North Korea?

911 box cuttersFrench says ISIS is to be more feared than Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda was only able to succeed on 9/11 because American airplane passengers were unable to defend themselves. Any fool knows that you don’t bring a knife to a gun fight.

And, no, 9/11 did not happen because “they hate our freedom.” When you throw your weight around to the extent that the U.S. does, it is inevitable that a lot of people will hate you. And while third world countries can’t conquer you militarily, they will find other ways to make your life miserable.

I had an interesting conversation with a Swiss girl recently. I told her that her country does it right: they are armed to the teeth and they mind their own business. She said that it is indeed nice to live in such a country.

Right-wingers are just as prone as left-wingers to come unglued when certain buttons are pushed. To paraphrase the British historian and politician Lord Thomas Macaulay, there is no spectacle so ridiculous as the American public in one of its periodic fits of morality.


UPDATE: Iraq has actually been an Islamic state since its new constitution was ratified in 2005. Section 1, Article 2 states, in part, that “Islam is the official religion of the State and it is a fundamental source of legislation” and that “No law that contradicts the established provisions of Islam may be established.”

2nd UPDATE: The beheading of American journalist James Foley is a horrible crime and our thoughts and prayers need to be with his family and friends. Let me ask a few questions here that no one ever wants to ask in the aftermath of things like this. 1) How come we never hear of Swiss journalists being beheaded? 2) How come we never hear of Swiss embassies and consulates being bombed? 3) How come no one gets upset about the fact that beheading is a common centuries-old practice with our “ally” Saudi Arabia? 4) How come America never learns?

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Charts: Militarization of American Police

Fascinating stuff from Economic Policy Journal.

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Devilution

I have a very prosperous middle class black friend who grew up very poor. He calls gangsta culture “DEVILution”.

There is some ROUGH LANGUAGE in this video, so be forewarned. However, there are many profound points here as well.

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If Russia Took Over America

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russia flag mapIf Russia took over America, the top income tax rate would be only 13 percent and the incarceration rate would drop by one-third.

And who was it that granted asylum to Edward Snowden, whose head so many Amerikan politicians want on a silver platter?

Wonderful article by Stanislaw Mishin. Make sure and read Part I as well as Part II.

It must be nice to live in a country that has gotten a lot freer in the last 25 years.

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Ben Carson Shouldn’t Run for President

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When Christians entangle themselves with the kingdoms of the world, they become worldly in the very worst way. — Pastor Gregory Boyd

carson wikipediaWhen someone becomes director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins at the age of 33, you need to admire such an achievement.

When, at 36, this same man leads a surgical team that separates Siamese twins who were joined at the head, you really need to admire such as achievement.

And when you learn that this man was raised in poverty by a single mom in the Detroit ghetto, you should simply stand in absolute awe of their life story.

But when this person gets serious about running for president of the United States, you need to start asking serious questions.

This person of such incredible accomplishments is Dr. Ben Carson. And according to this story, he has taken a “major step” toward a run at the White House.

What questions should you ask?

Does Carson understand his job description, i.e. the Constitution?

Does Carson understand the Second Amendment? Read his remarks here about semi-automatic weapons.

cs lewis tyrannyDoes Carson understand the Ninth and Tenth Amendments? To his credit, Carson supports medical marijuana. However, he is all reefer madness when it comes to recreational marijuana.

And this has nothing to do with whether or not you yourself hit the lettuce. A government that will fine or imprison you for a victimless act like smoking marijuana will intrude on your life without end. And if you would fine or imprison someone for hitting the lettuce, you thereby forfeit your right to complain when an overbearing government intrudes on your life. Drug prohibition has turned the “land of the free” into the nation with the world’s highest incarceration rate.

And then there is the question of whether Carson understands constitutional limits on foreign policy and the military. Does he understand that there is absolutely zero constitutional basis for America being a “superpower” with a global troop presence?

Read this 600-word column in which Carson calls Obama’s already overly aggressive foreign policy “rudderless”. Can anyone interpret this as anything other than a call for endless war and meddling whenever Washington wants wherever Washington wants?

This is from a man who had originally opposed America’s invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. But now, he serves up a lot of pre-election year pabulum to pander to the neoconservative base.

Carson also appears to be much more pro-Second Amendment than before. While I agree with his more recent remarks, I am a concerned about the timing. Can we truly trust a man who changes his positions when he appears poised to run for president?

Credit: Arizona Sentinel

Credit: Arizona Sentinel

To be sure, Carson opposes Obamacare. However, he appears to support extensive unconstitutional federal intrusion in the medical marketplace. And if you are implicitly trusting of what a Carson administration would do with these powers, just ask yourself what would happen with these powers in the hands of some Democratic president some day.

Unlike Carson, Ron Paul had an impeccable pro-Constitution and antiwar voting record throughout his 12 terms in Congress. And he did not change his message when he ran for president.

Back now to the subject of war.

Carson is well known for his Christian beliefs. I will take him at his word. And he appears to have lived a morally exemplary Christian life. Has he now succumbed to the temptations of fame and politics?

He has no problem with America’s status as a “superpower”. What is Christian about this? When the devil offered Jesus unlimited political power – Matthew 4:8-10 – Jesus declined the offer. Why is it then that so many Americans who claim to follow Jesus are so enamored with America’s military might?

omar bradleyHe calls the recent sanctions that Obama imposed on Russia “toothless”. What would “toothy” sanctions look like in real life? And is there anything Christian about barriers to trade? In the Great Commission – Matthew 28:18-20 – Jesus tells His followers to bring the Gospel to all nations, regardless of political circumstances. And when products cannot cross borders, bibles and missionaries can’t do so either.

And Carson craftily writes this essay without using the word “war” once. Again, what will Carson’s foreign policy look like other than global war? And who will be spilling their blood in all these conflicts? Will it be Carson or will it be kids from the South Bronx and the Oklahoma Panhandle whose names he will never know and whose funerals he most probably will not attend?

(Just in case anyone is interested, Carson himself never served a day in the military.)

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Credit: JamesLstreet.com

And can Carson be taken seriously as “pro-life” when he advocates so much militarism?

War is just like Obamacare or any other government program. Those who promote it would rather have their fingernails extracted without anesthesia than talk about its real world implications.

And I know Carson sounds well-intended. Did you ever hear a politician who didn’t sound this way?

A government that will act without restraint abroad is just like a government that will interrupt your life for smoking marijuana. It will acknowledge no restraint anywhere.

There is an overwhelming temptation to believe that if we just put “good people” in power, they will wield this power benevolently. The difference between Ron Paul and Ben Carson is that Ron Paul understood the role of government and remained uncorrupted. Ron Paul would not compromise his principles for political gain. Carson, on the other hand, appears to be falling into way too much temptation way too soon. Indeed, it has been said that when you dance with the devil, you don’t change him, but he changes you.

Christianity is not about controlling the world from the top down, but influencing the world from the bottom up. Christians are to influence the world with the examples they set in their daily lives – Matthew 5:13-16, Galatians 5:22-23, I Peter 2:12 – rather than through accruing unlimited political power.

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From separating twins joined at the head to raining bombs all over the world. Don’t do it, Doctor! (Credit: achievement.org)

Just the other day, I read the following status update on Facebook: “I have heard many warnings about addictive substances and activities. If only there were more warnings and more wariness about the allure and the addictiveness of power. ‘If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.’ Jesus (Mark 9:35)”

As Christians, we pray “Lead us not into temptation” – Matthew 6:13.

Ben Carson has done way too much good with his life to squander his legacy in one of the most corrupt offices on earth, that of the presidency. (It was unspeakably corrupt LONG before Obama.) He could do so much more to benefit so many more people if he would just stay away from politics.

“But if we don’t get someone like Carson, we will wind up with Hillary!”

As Lew Rockwell once so succinctly put it, the right hates the left more than it hates the state. We need to fear God’s Judgment far more than we fear Hillary. Empires are the ultimate expression of human arrogance and hubris. As history shows, they all come to an end, and often a very ugly end. And if you are a Christian, read Revelation 18 and tell me who you think it is about.

It will take enormous courage for Ben Carson to eschew the allure of the White House. However, he needs to step aside and do it now if he truly is the genuine article.

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34 Practical Questions On Sandy Hook That Have Never Been Answered

Food for the Thinkers:

THREE RULES:
1) Don’t believe everything the MSM tells you.
2) Don’t believe every conspiracy theory you read.
3) DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH!

Originally posted on GLOBAL ELITE TV | ALTERNATIVE MEDIA:

Sandy Hook was a false flag operation by the U.S. government and controlled corporate mainstream media, a complete hoax. It’s time to wake up from this ridiculous lie.

These questions on why were no “Life-Flight” or “Life-Star” helicopters called in to assist victims at Sandy Hook? Why were paramedics and EMTs denied access to victims? Why did the medical examiner not allow families to see the bodies of their dead children? Why was such an effort made to tie both Adam and Nancy Lanza to the Sandy Hook school, when later it was found that those reports were false?

Here are the 34 logical questions:

1. Who and Why did they not request the Life Star Helicopters knowing that children and school staff are seriously injured and clinging to life?
Those are one of the quickest and effective medical services they could have received and NO trauma helicopters were ever…

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Will the Authorities Do This Now Whenever There Is a Crime?

By Doug Newman
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On August 28 of last year, Yun-Mi Hoy, who lived less than a mile from me in Aurora, Colorado, died in an unspeakably brutal fashion. Her daughter, Isabel Guzman, was charged with stabbing her 79 times.

Isabel was apprehended the next day in a nearby parking garage. And on that particular day, I was the number one supporter of the Aurora Police. They apprehended the suspect of an absolutely Mansonesque crime and did it without:

This is the way police work should be done.

Why, then, was the following necessary? In the aftermath of the unsolved death of 14-year-old April Millsap, police in the small town of Armada, Michigan – 50 miles northeast of Detroit, poplulation 1730 – effectively put a blockade on the entire town. They stopped and questioned every person entering or leaving.

There are numerous crimes in America everyday. And while violent crimes are down by almost half since 1990, there has been a massive expansion in the militarization of law enforcement.

Bank robberies happen at least once a week along Colorado’s Front Range. Why was it “necessary” to do what the Aurora PD did in June 2012? And look how they shut down I-270 in Rockville, Maryland, after a bank robbery earlier this year.

Oklahoma City was not put on lockdown after the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in 1995. Nor was Atlanta put on lockdown after the bombing at the 1996 Olympics. Why, then, was the “shelter in place” order “necessary” in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing?

No police state measures were deemed “necessary” in Boulder, Colorado, in the aftermath of the still unsolved 1996 murder of JonBenet Ramsey. Why, then, did the authorities do what they did in Armada, Michigan?

We have a metastasizing police state because we tolerate it.

And the more we dismiss episodes such as those on Aurora, Boston and, now, Armada as “isolated incidents”, the more we will get.

Aurora, June 2, 2012

Aurora, June 2, 2012. This’ll teach the punk not to drive to close to a robbery suspect.

 

 

 

 

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