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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Yay! You won in NY-23 - DeDe Drops Out



Conservative Party candidate for Congress is all but assured a New York State District 23 Doug Hoffman is all but assured due to the RINO candidate dropping out of the race.

Here is some jubilation from Our Country Deserves Better PAC which is not affiliated with the Hoffman campaign nor the Conservative Party.

JRH 10/31/09
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Yay! You won in NY-23 - DeDe Drops Out

Sal Russo
Email Sent: 10/31/09
Tea Party Express


Fantastic news! The liberal RINO in NY-23 has dropped out of the Special Election for Congress which sets up the likelihood of a great victory by Conservative Party candidate, Doug Hoffman.

The leaders of the Tea Party Express endorsed Hoffman, criticized the RINO Republican candidate, and advertised in support of Hoffman. Such actions irked some in the GOP establishment and even some squishy tea party activists with other groups who didn't like us backing Conservative Doug Hoffman.

Our response was, and has been: too bad. Our country got itself into the mess it did because we had a Congress comprised of liberal Democrats and RINO Republicans who went went along with out-of-control deficit spending, a growth in the size and intrusiveness of government and a loss in personal liberty - first under a Republican president, and now under liberal Democrat Barack Obama's administration.

Here's the ad we had produced in support of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman. We congratulate you all on the first victory on the way to the 2010 elections!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLkCL_aqOg8


Alright, that's the report on NY-23 for now. We're writing this update to you from the bus in the Tri-Cities area of Central Washington. We've had an incredible kickoff week for the Tea Party Express and are building more and more momentum.

If you support what we are doing and want to help us build the crowd sizes, and help us defeat the government-run healthcare plan - then please help us increase our push for the Tea Party Express as we cross the country for the next 13 days. You can make a contribution - HERE.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Dr. David Barton - on Obama



I am not sure when or if Dr. David Barton actually spoke this speech; nonetheless the insights are of an American-Christian historian that I think are consistent with the information herein.

Yes I am posting a chain letter. This is the reason I am uncertain of its actual authorship.

JRH 10/30/09
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Dr. David Barton - on Obama

First Known Forward: Thursday, October 15, 2009 6:15 PM
Next Know Forward: Fri 10/16/2009 2:56 PM
Previous Forward: Thursday, October 22, 2009, 7:49 AM
This email sent: Wed 10/28/2009 4:54 PM

Intro:


On Dr. Charles Stanley's Sunday program "In Touch", the guest speaker was more of a historian than a Biblical speaker, but he is very famous for his knowledge of historical facts as well as Biblical truths.

Dr. David Barton is his name. He is an expert on the subject of whether or not the United States was founded as a Christian Nation.

Fri 10/16/2009 2:56 PM

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David Barton:

Respect the Office? Yes.

Respect the Man in the Office? No, I am sorry to say.

I have noted that many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, called upon America to unite behind Obama.

Well, I want to make it clear to all who will listen that I AM NOT
uniting behind Obama!

I will respect the Office which he holds, and I will acknowledge his abilities as an orator and wordsmith and pray for him, BUT that is it.

I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that he is a one-term President!

Why am I doing this?

It is because:

    - I do not share Obama's vision or value system for America;

    - I do not share his Abortion beliefs;

    - I do not share his radical Marxist's concept of re-distributing wealth;

    - I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);

    - I do not share his view that America is Arrogant;

    - I do not share his view that America is not a Christian Nation;

    - I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25%;

    - I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American Citizens who need help;

    - I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;

    - I do not share his views that Radical Islam is our friend
    and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;

    - I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);

    - I do not share his beliefs on how to re-work the healthcare system
    in America;

    - I do not share his Strategic views of the Middle East; and

    - I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran.


Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my Country and my GOD to do what is Right!

For eight (8) years, the Liberals in our Society, led by numerous entertainers who would have no platform and no real credibility but for their celebrity status, have attacked President Bush, his family, and his spiritual beliefs!

They have not moved toward the center in their beliefs and their philosophies, and they never came together nor compromised their personal beliefs for the betterment of our Country!

They have portrayed my America as a land where everything is tolerated except being intolerant!

They have been a vocal and irreverent minority for years!

They have mocked and attacked the very core values so important to the founding and growth of our Country!

They have made every effort to remove the name of GOD or Jesus Christ from our Society!

They have challenged capital punishment, the right to bear firearms, and the most basic principles of our criminal code!

They have attacked one of the most fundamental of all Freedoms,
the right of free speech!

Unite behind Obama? Never! ! !

I am sure many of you who read this think that I am going overboard, but I refuse to retreat one more inch in favor of those whom I believe are the embodiment of Evil!

PRESIDENT BUSH made many mistakes during his Presidency, and I am not sure how history will judge him. However, I believe that he weighed his decisions in light of the long established Judeo-Christian principles of our Founding Fathers!!!

Majority rules in America, and I will honor the concept; however, I will fight with all of my power to be a voice in opposition to Obama and his "goals for America."

I am going to be a thorn in the side of those who, if left unchecked, will destroy our Country! ! Any more compromise is more defeat!

I pray that the results of this election will wake up many who have sat on the sidelines and allowed the Socialist-Marxist anti-GOD crowd to slowly change so much of what has been good in America!
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Forwarder plea:


"Error of Opinion may be tolerated where Reason is left free to combat it." - Thomas Jefferson

GOD bless you and GOD bless our Country! ! !

(Please, please, please, pass this on if you agree.)

Thanks for your time, be safe. "In GOD We Trust"

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Another Forwarder plea:


"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan

I WANT THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE BACK.....

In GOD We Trust! ! ! ! ! !

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Dr. Stanley’s In Touch
About Dr. David Barton

Tough Questions for Israel and Its Supporters



What!? Israel and Jews in general should confront the religion of Islam as being a pack of Jew-haters. How dare Bill Warner make such a suggestion? It is not politically correct of castigating an entire religion with followers in the billions, is it?

Actually Bill Warner is right on!

JRH 10/30/09
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Tough Questions for Israel and Its Supporters

Bill Warner
October 28, 2009
Political Islam

When America entered the war in Vietnam, Ho Chi Min said that it would be a long war and that the communists would win by using propaganda in the media and the universities. He was correct.

It is time to take stock in the war between Israelis and the Palestinians and deal with some forbidden subjects. Israel is losing the propaganda war, hasbarah, and for a very good reason.

Israel is not in the hasbarah game, unless one counts belated responses to the Palestinians’ propaganda offensives. Pierre Rehov, a Moroccan French Jew, is a documentary filmmaker. He claims that the Palestinians have made over 50 propaganda movies, while Israel has done only 8. Of those eight, Mr. Rehov made six.

Why don’t Jews and Israel want to deal with propaganda? Simple. It would mean talking about Islam. Jews and Israel must face the facts that the Koran and the Sunna (the actions and words of Mohammed) are filled with invectives against the Jews. At first the words were complimentary, but when the Jews of Median rejected Mohammed as a prophet they were all enslaved, exiled, murdered and robbed—all acts of jihad. These were not historical acts, but perfect examples of Islamic action towards Jews—models prescribed for Muslims to follow up to the present time. To illustrate the severity of this predicament, statistically speaking, in the Koran of Medina 10.6% of the text is devoted to Jew hatred, whereas, only 6.8% of Mein Kampf is devoted to Jew hatred.

The language and actions of Palestinians and all Muslims in general are directly approved by Islamic political theological doctrine. Not only the language, but also policy is set by the Islamic political doctrine. To repeat: political doctrine—a political theological doctrine of jihad against all kafirs.

Yet, it seems until now that both Jews and Israel choose annihilation over talking about Islam. It is simply not an acceptable subject matter. Political correctness prevails over survival. Unfortunately, these are suicidal choices. It is obvious that the ADL and the Jewish Federations for example, are only two Jewish organizations that have corporate polices of not discussing Islamic political ideology relating to the so called “Israeli / Palestinian conflict”.

The ADL will admit that there are a “few” radical Muslims, and would gladly argue in public that except for a few Muslim extremists, Islam is not the problem. ADL is the first to argue that Jews and Christians have their share of crazies and they are no different from the Muslims. This is the ultimate multiculturalist view, which may well lead to a disaster for Israel and aid to the demise of Western civilization.

Since a propaganda war is about the use of intelligence, one would think that the Israelis would be the world’s best and the Muslims would be the worst. Look at Nobel prizes, especially in the sciences. Israelis win them by the handful compared to the Arab world. But in the hasbarah, public relations, the Israelis are lazy fools and the Palestinians are industrious geniuses.

Israeli government officials who will comment off the record say that as a government, Israel cannot launch a propaganda war over Islam.
And, if Israel were to launch an ideological war, who would be the target audience? The ultimate target would be the secular and liberal Jews of America and Israel, who are the near enemy. If you can launch a hasbarah campaign that would open their eyes, enough of the world would tag along.

Otherwise, if the Israelis continue to think that they can keep scoring military victories and by that win this ideological war, they are fools and worse. America won the Tet offensive on the battlefield, but lost the propaganda war in the media and the universities, exactly as Ho Chi Min predicted.

As a brilliant example of ideological war, revisit Netanyahu’s UN speech on September 24, 2009. He laid out the civilizational differences between Holocaust deniers and Israel. The same arguments about civilization should apply to the war between the Palestinians and Jews in Israel. This is because the Israel/Palestinian conflict is no different than the jihad in Kashmir, India, the Philippines, or in dozens of fronts in Africa.

Now, which one of the two maintains a stronger position—peace or victory? Today Israel desires for peace and the Palestinians insist on victory. Guess who wins? Peace is for losers. Regrettably, Israelis and American Jews are choosing to be the losers. The consequences however are too dire; ultimately, Israel may get their peace, but it may be the peace after jihad’s victory.

Ironically, Israelis and Jews abroad are not the only ones in a state of denial about Islamic politics; they just happen to be at the frontline. President Bush demonstrated after 9/11 that he too had no clue how to fight this Islamic ideological war. Instead of using military force against our enemies, he and his successor– President Obama should have declared ideological war against our true enemy—political Islam.

They seem to lose their war and so will Israel unless some tough questions are faced and actions are taken.

Bill Warner, CSPI
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Answering Infekt/fm/ the Muslim Apologist



John R. Houk
© October 29, 2009


Well here we go. I received some criticism from a Muslim apologist who no doubt considers himself a moderate. His profile name is infekt/fm/. His blogger blog is entitled, “Open Tunings.” I have to give infekt/fm/ some credit. He did not post his comment as anonymous as most Muslim apologists do who take umbrage with my criticism of Mohammedanism which is politically correct known as Islam.

I am going to show infekt/fm/’s entire comment post at SlantRight then I will follow this with a rough response break down to his points. Infekt/fm/’s comment is to my blogger SlantRight account entitled, “Quran quotes every woman should see.”

First infekt/fm/ comment 10/28/09:

That's hadith you're quoting, not quran, buddy.

I checked out that site. pretty hateful, that's not the America I'd like to live in.


Second infekt/fm/ comment also 10/28/09:

oh yeah, here's something interesting..

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:22-24
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

1 Corinthians 14:34-36
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Timothy 2:11-15
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands.

Ah yes, discrimination against women in the Bible. You see, this how things were in the ancient times. All religions are like this, it's just a matter of interpretation. Those in middle east are hateful, so they interpret the Quran in the most hateful manner. It's disgusting. But should not generalize all women, or Islam. The same as I don't discriminate against Christians or disparage Christianity. Learn some tolerance. Don't make me put some quotes up from the book of mormon haha!

Hmm.. some more that I find particularly disturbing..

If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city. -- Deuteronomy 22:23-24

A women gets raped, so kill her as well? Hmm...

If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days -- Deuteronomy 22:28-29

For the Rape of a virgin and 50 shekels, a man can get a wife!!

Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. Genesis 19:32-36

Lot impregnated both of his virgin daughters...enough said.

Let's not forget many Biblical figures were polygamists, such as Abraham, Lamech, Jacob, Solomon...etc

You see, anyone can do this!


So let’s start with Comment one.

That's hadith you're quoting, not quran, buddy.

You are close infekt/fm/. The Infidel’s Are Cool post of “Top 10 Quran quotes every woman MUST SEE” is sourced with Hadith comments of the actual Quranic Suras which are mixed in together. I am sure that is a fine point with Muslims however to non-Muslims (aka infidel or kafir) the meaning is totally accurate. To my fellow kafirs that are unaware, the Hadith is considered in near reverence (but not equal) to the Quran.

I checked out that site[i.e. Infidel’s Are Cool]. pretty hateful, that's not the America I'd like to live in.

Among Muslims and Muslim apologists in the West, it has become pretty standard to pull the “racist” or “hate” card to anyone that is critical of Mohammedanism. One has to find it interesting that when Muslims or Muslim apologists denigrate Christianity or the deity of Jesus Christ the Son of God, there is not rioting in the West and Mosques are not ravished with the Imams murdered. One has to only look into the recent history of Muslim hate that occurred over the Mohammed cartoon issue to understand that Muslims and Muslim apologists have a double standard when it comes to reality.

Response to Comment Two:

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.


If infekt/fm/ is attempting this Biblical verse is a call to oppress women his ignorance is showing. From a Christian perspective this verse simply gives a reason why woman have contractions and the pain involved in pushing the infant out of the wound. The painful effort is the result of the Curse for the Fall of Adam and Eve. Part of a male’s curse is toil to make a living rather than have everything provided in a Paradise like Eden.

1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

Ephesians 5:22-24
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

1 Corinthians 14:34-36
Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.

Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.

Timothy 2:11-15
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing.

1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands.


Infekt/fm/ is trying to say Christianity is as Biblically oppressive of women as Islam is. Indeed, the history of the Church would indicate a no-rights subservience of woman to man, but is that truly Biblically Scriptural?

Christianity adheres to the New Testament as the final authority between the Old and New Testaments. Judaism focuses upon the Tanakh as the authority. I know little to nothing of Judaic theology so I cannot speak of the Judaic interpretation of the Old Testament.

As a Christian I can say that the New Testament Scripture does NOT denigrate women to a form of chattel with zero rights for the female. The New Testament contrarily demands that the husband respect the wife as Christ respects His Bride which is the Church.

Examples of New Testament respect for women:

38 Now it happened as they went that He entered a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha welcomed Him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus’[a] feet and heard His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
41 And Jesus[b] answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.” (Luke 10: 38-42)

11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”
14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”
She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!”
She turned and said to Him,[a] “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher).
17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them
, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord,[b] and that He had spoken these things to her. (John 20: 11-18. Note that Jesus FIRST appeared to a woman after the Resurrection to give instruction to the men.)

26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. (Galatians 3: 26-29)

22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her
[Muslim Apologists love this part but fail to read from vv. 26-33.], 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones. 31 “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”[b] 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (Ephesians 5: 22-33)

13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”[a] 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!
16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. 17 For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. (Galatians 5: 13-18)

1 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. 9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2: 1-11)

18 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.
19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them.
20 Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
22 Bondservants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in sincerity of heart, fearing God. 23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ. 25 But he who does wrong will be repaid for what he has done, and there is no partiality. (Colossians 3: 18-25)

1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, 2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear. 3 Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— 4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. 5 For in this manner, in former times, the holy women who trusted in God also adorned themselves, being submissive to their own husbands, 6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose daughters you are if you do good and are not afraid with any terror.
7 Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.
8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous;[a] 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter 3: 1-9. Note that Sarah was in obedience to Abraham, but also note that Abraham booted the slave Hagar and his oldest son upon the request of Sarah. Abraham did not say, “Forget you Sarah, I want those nubile young ladies for sex at my desire.”)

Moving on with Comment 2:

Hmm.. some more that I find particularly disturbing..

If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city. -- Deuteronomy 22:23-24


As I have said earlier infekt/fm/ I am not a Judaic theologian; however I am fairly certain stoning is no where practiced among Jews for infidelity as it is among Muslims (Here, Here, Here and more if you Google Islamic Stoning) in the Middle East in the present. Let’s check out what Jesus says about stoning for infidelity or adultery:

2 Now early[a] in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught[b] in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded[c] us that such should be stoned.[d] But what do You say?”[e] 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.[f]
7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up[g] and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,[h] went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,[i] “Woman, where are those accusers of yours?[j] Has no one condemned you?”
11 She said, “No one, Lord.”
And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and[k] sin no more.”
(John 8: 2-11)

Infekt/fm/ continues:

A women gets raped, so kill her as well? Hmm...

Infekt/fm/ quotes Deuteronomy 22: 28-29

If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found; Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days


This is not a description of rape. Rather this is a description of consensual sex out of wedlock which is better termed fornication. Note that the Law of Moses as described here does not have the “virgin” stoned or whipped. Rather the two are forced into a marriage or and pay the virgin’s dad a mandatory dowry of 50 Shekels of silver. I wonder what happens if two unmarried people have fornication in the Middle East?

For the Rape of a virgin and 50 shekels, a man can get a wife!!

For this Infekt/fm/ is simply producing his comment incorrectly to rape when it is fornication assuming this passage is a reward rather than a punishment. O the Muslim mind.

Then infekt/fm/ writes this:

Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. Genesis 19:32-36

Which infekt/fm follows with an interesting comment:

Lot impregnated both of his virgin daughters...enough said.

Let's not forget many Biblical figures were polygamists, such as Abraham, Lamech, Jacob, Solomon...etc


So Lot impregnated his daughters – NOT enough said. Lot was in a drunken stupor which is not an approved condition in the Old Testament although it is not punishable in itself. Drunkenness is condemned primarily because it leads to forbidden sins and bad decisions which can be punishable.

11 Woe to those who rise early in the morning,
That they may follow intoxicating drink
;
Who continue until night, till wine inflames them!
12 The harp and the strings,
The tambourine and flute,
And wine are in their feasts;
But they do not regard the work of the LORD,
Nor consider the operation of His hands
. (Isaiah 5: 11-12)

12 And in that day the Lord GOD of hosts
Called for
weeping and for mourning,
For baldness and for girding with sackcloth.
13 But instead, joy and gladness,
Slaying oxen and killing sheep,
Eating meat and drinking wine:

“Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!”
14 Then it was revealed in my hearing by the LORD of hosts,

“Surely for this iniquity there will be no atonement for you,
Even to your death
,” says the Lord GOD of hosts. (Isaiah 22: 12-14)

7 But they also have erred through wine,
And through intoxicating drink are out of the way
;
The priest and the prophet have erred through intoxicating drink,
They are swallowed up by wine,
They are out of the way through intoxicating drink;
They err in vision, they stumble in judgment.
(Isaiah 28: 7)

29 Who has woe?,/b>
Who has sorrow?
Who has contentions?
Who has complaints?
Who has wounds without cause?
Who has redness of eyes?
30 Those who linger long at the wine,
Those who go in search of mixed wine.

31 Do not look on the wine when it is red,
When it sparkles in the cup,
When it swirls around smoothly;
32 At the last it bites like a serpent,
And stings like a viper.
33 Your eyes will see strange things,
And your heart will utter perverse things.
34 Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea,
Or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying:
"They have struck me, but I was not hurt; They have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?" (Isaiah 23: 29-35)

That is the rough idea on Old Testament and drunkenness.

As to Lot’s act of incest: of course incest is condemned in the Old Testament. Lot’s daughters began to fear the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah for the sin of sexual perversion was the destruction of ALL human life. Thus their corrupt thinking led them to believe the only man on planet earth was daddy Lot. What’s a girl to do without a husband, or so they thought? Let’s get the only man left to produce some kids to keep the species going.

That was stupid thinking that ended up producing races that were enemies of Israel and due for eradication for their evil ways (Moab and Ammon).

As to many being polygamists in the Old Testament: again I cannot answer for Judaism. Evidently polygamy was even a practice among some Christians even though the practice was frowned upon. In Scripture the verse demanding a man have one wife was not a reference to monogamy as much as it was a demand that person in the position of spiritual overseer should not have more than one wife.

1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop,[a] he desires a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; 3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,[b] but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; (1 Timothy 3: 1-3)



2 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
(1 Timothy 3: 12-13)

The Christian tradition handed over history has interpreted this as monogamy. Indeed monogamy is the preferred form of matrimony in Christianity.

My criticism of Islam is validated – enough said.

JRH 10/29/09



Monday, October 26, 2009

Track the Enemy



Regardless of the notions of President Barak Hussein Obama, America is in a Global War on Terror. The reason is simple (in my book): There are a group of people espousing the exact example of Mohammed and the Theo-political ideology of world domination under a deity known as Allah. Part of that ideology is total intolerance of other religions, creeds or thoughts that are contrary to the way of Mohammed. These people wish the glory of ancient Muslim conquest which includes convert, be a dhimmi or die. These Muslim literalists attacked and murdered Americans on American soil by the thousands with the aim of taking a shot of the American way of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

America is perceived by these cowardly murdering Islamic terrorists as the primary obstacle of a global Caliphate and the protector of the Jewish State of Israel which is a very tiny sliver of land on the coastal outskirts of Dar al-Islam (i.e. Muslim conquered land that slowly became Islamic as the result of people not wishing to be oppressed by their conquerors).

Does it sound like I am a little ticked? Muslims and Leftists would call my attitude a racist Islamophobe. I call it a patriotic Islamophobe though not in the sense of phobia equals fear. Rather I call Islamophobia “… a fear of losing life or liberty to Islamic rule merely because the laws, sacred texts, and modern practices of Islam demand the submission of culture, politics, religion and all social expression. It tends to afflict those most familiar with the religion, while sparing the more gullible.” (TheReligionOfPeace.com)

With my attitude in mind it is important to keep track of what the enemy is doing and the setbacks the enemy experiences. I have found The AfPak Reader to be an excellent source of tracking the enemy by ways you will rarely read in the Mainstream Media (MSM).

Once in awhile Gary H. Johnson, Jr. sends me a snippet of info that he usually elaborate in greater detail later on The AfPak Reader. Here is one such case at SlantRight.com below this minor introduction.

JRH 10/26/09

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Know Your Fifth Columnists – Keith Ellison



John R. Houk
© October 24, 2009


Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) has the irony of being both a Leftist and an Islamist fifth columnist.

As a Leftist he would fall into the category of pro-abortion, multicultural tolerance (e.g. tolerant of all religions and atheism), a supporter of Secular Humanism (which is diametrically opposes the Christian moral paradigm, Homosexual Rights and socializing the American system of government.

As an Islamist Ellison supports the purist view of Islam as instrument by the Muslim prophet Mohammed and his immediate followers that developed Islamic Supremacist ideological theology. An Islamist will claim women have rights yet will beat them for spousal disappointment or disobedience, supports sex slaves, supports pedophilic weddings, death to homosexuals, ending secularism in favor of only Islamic Sharia ethics and morality, the only civil rights are those bequeathed to a Muslim under the rules of Sharia, no civil rights for kafir, murder of a the kafir believed to insult the nature of Islam and its prophet Mohammed and so on all in the form of intolerance.

Can I say Ellison espouses the absolute beliefs of a Leftist or an Islamist? Of course I cannot, but I can look at his associations, his public writings and the organizations he supports to draw a decent picture of the Islamist Ellison.

Ellison’s close association with the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Muslim Students’ Association (MSA), Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), American Muslim Council (AMC), International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) and others which all (Check out this MB memo: English translation begins p. 16) have deep roots with the Muslim Brotherhood and many terrorist organizations.

CAIR Watch’s YouTube site has put together a slide show of Ellison being the friend of America’s enemies. These are enemies in the sense that their goal is the replacement of America’s Christian foundation and the termination of America’s Constitution instituting the American experiment of Liberty, the pursuit of happiness and a representative Republic based on the concept all men are created equal.

Here is the CAIR Watch summary:

United States Representative Keith Ellison, ever since he got into office, has been associating himself with radical Muslim organizations and individuals. This video created by Americans Against Hate (AAH) exposes Congressman Ellison's actions. The public has a right to know, and hopefully the public will speak out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4MCdCAo3A

JRH 10/24/09





Friday, October 23, 2009

Armageddon Time



As you probably are aware, Iran has lifted the hopes of all the dhimmi Leftists of America and the world by tentatively agreeing to send their nuclear fuel to Russia for enrichment. The theory of the agreement is that Russia enriching the nuclear fuel Iran will have less opportunity to produce enough nuclear material to create nuclear warheads. I am among many of the doubters of this being a realistic working theory.

I am not a lone in doubting Iran. Peter Robinson writes of the doubts of two prominent experts: Victor Davis Hanson and Robert Baer. This perspective is vital to read to comprehend the foolishness of the Obama Administration.

JRH 10/23/09

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Do You Trust Iran and Russia?



John R. Houk
© October 22, 2009


A negotiating team from Iran has agreed in principle to ship nuclear fuel to Russia for enrichment. The reasoning is if the nuclear fuel is in Russia then Iran would not have enough nuclear fuel to enrich to a weapons grade nuclear warhead of some sort.

The Iranian negotiating to could not give formal approval of the deal because it has to hear from the divine Shi’ite Ayatollah, I mean the leadership of the Iranian government.

Here is the thing. Iran has been rattling sabers with a ‘hands off’ attitude about their nuclear program to concerned governments (primarily Israel followed by the USA with some lesser concerns from appeasers like the UK, France and Germany). At every moment Iran needed to stall for time to reach a nuclear goal, the Mullah dominated government would express an interest at negotiation. Each negotiation was a smoke screen for all negotiation with Iran NEVER amounted to any substance.

Here is the other thing. Russia would be the guarantor of how much enriched nuclear fuel would be sent back to Iran for peaceful energy purposes. Does anyone see a snag in this logic?

Russia has been sending assassinators to the West to kill people of interest to the Russian image.

One example is the Litvinenko radiation poisoning murder carried out on British soil.

Viktor Yushchenko was poisoned by Dioxin. Yushchenko believes there is a Russian connection to the poisoning that occurred during a Ukrainian Presidential campaign he eventually won.

Russia has been belligerent to its neighbors, former members of the Soviet empire and Western governments.

Russia invades its neighbor and former Soviet Republic Georgia and steals land and continues to this day to make Georgia’s life miserable. Georgia was an American ally as part of the coalition of the willing.

Russia has been provoking British air space with military flyers. Not only once but several times.

The so-called new Russia has even been testing the USA ala Cold War style. The Russian excuse is American involvement in nations formerly controlled by the old Soviet Empire. Russia is actually in the beginnings of beginning global hegemonic rivalries that was supposed to have been resolved with the fall of Soviet Communism and the rise of democratic experiments in Eastern Europe. Naturally many of these nations formerly under the domination of the old Bear Claw would be drawn to the successful institutions that have brought prosperity to America. Nationalist egotism is again beginning to threaten global peace with Russia and emerging power China showing a desire for regional hegemony.

President Barack Hussein Obama’s handling of foreign policy is playing directly into the nationalistic fervor of Russian dreams of empire. BHO more than likely feels his election mandate was to handle foreign policy less assertively than the Republican Administrations of Reagan, Bush I and Bush II. It appears BHO believes that weakening American hegemony by taking the blame for all that riles our allies and rivals alike is the path to offsetting emerging Russian nationalism.

What are nations like Russia, China and Iran to think after BHO’s first whirlwind European tour of apologizing for American intrusions that benefitted American interests while policing Western government fears. It sounds a bit like hubris but who have the Europeans turned to in the 20th century for self-preservation during devastating wars and threats of Communist despotism? That nation is the USA. Two World Wars and the existence of NATO to counter the potential aggression of Soviet Imperialist days is the evidence. American might allowed Western economies to grow and actually become competitive to the American economy as a result of American global policing.

BHO’s appeasement policy could actually provoke another global conflict with such acts as scraping Europe’s Missile Defense Shield program at Russia’s command, the policy of no pre-conditions in Iranian negotiations and forcing a threat to Israel’s existence by producing an independent Palestinian State who’s only goal is the annihilation of non-Muslim Israel.

So Iran’s nuclear negotiating team secures a plan to send nuclear fuel to Russia for enrichment. There is no doubt this will add to the myth of Messiahood to BHO’s persona. Keeping in mind the Iranian government has not actually said, “We got a deal.” Does anyone really believe Iran will stop cruising down the path of becoming a nuclear power?

JRH 10/22/09

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

John Zeigler VS David Keene

Zeigler certainly has a legitimate beef with David Keene and his acolytes at CPAC. Sure Zeigler was a bit obtuse; nonetheless the questions he asked deserved an answer. If Keene is a supporter of Spectre then he is a Conservative in Name Only.

JRH 10/21/09 (Hat Tip: Obama Watch Central)






Fareed Zakaria and Vali Nasr Frame Iranian Hegemony in the Middle East


Gary H. Johnson, Jr. has contributed a number of articles relating to the influence of Fareed Zakaria: Here, Here and Here.

Johnson has more on the Newsweek’s Islamic mouthpiece.

JRH 10/21/09

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HINDUISM STUDIES AND DHIMMITUDE IN ...



Historical revisionism that favors Islamic distortions from reality appears to be the order of the day among American collegiate academicians. David Horowitz has taken note of this pro-Islamic historical revisionism which tends to be anti-Western and anti-Israeli in essence. Thus Horowitz became the founder of a collegiate watchdog called Campus Watch. As you can imagine Campus Watch is often vilified for its contemporary watchdog activities exposing professorial bias.

In the tradition of Campus Watch the blog Political Islam has posted an exposé on the pure load of – err – bias by author Dr. Wendy Doniger of her book entitled, “The Hindus: An Alternative History” published this year by Penguin Press.

The exposé is written by Dr. M. Lal Goel. Read the Political Islam version. Goel demonstrates that Doniger’s book is extremely inaccurate as far “The Hindus” narrative proceeds. The book is more opinion editorialism than reality.

JRH 10/20/09

Monday, October 19, 2009

An American response to the Grand Mufti of Egypt



Gary H. Johnson, Jr. comments on the Wall Street Journal article written by Sheik Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt. My attention about Gomaa was brought to me by Leslie Sacks in a post sent to SlantRight.com.

The Mainstream Media (MSM) has jumped on board Gomaa’s words for they are a claim to “Moderate Islam” from a Muslim residing in the Middle East. Sacks questioned that appellation and Johnson goes into detail as to why Gomaa is a typical Muslim supremacist. This should inspire the old Western grey cells to wonder what part of “Moderate Islam” is actually moderate by Western standards.

JRH 10/19/09
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An American response to the Grand Mufti of Egypt

Gary H. Johnson, Jr.
October 19, 2009


Sheikh Ali Gomaa’s October 7 Wall Street Journal think piece “Islam, Israel and the United States” is not a reasonable lesson in Islamic moderation; rather, it is an artfully crafted attack on the Sovereignty of the United States and Israel.

From the gun, the article shoots deceptively – America and the West are victims of Islamic Supremacism’s violent Jihadists, not extremists. Western officials and commentators are not consumed by the question “wherefore art thou moderate Muslims?” because the reasonable and studied in the West have realized that the evidence of the written record points to a world in which moderate Islam does not exist. Left-leaning progressive, multicultural, media talking heads pay lip service to the idea that such a realm of moderate Islam may exist and allows the Muslim Mafia of CAIR and its MSA and ISNA reps to spew their talking points over airwaves. This stealth jihad attempt to place a veil over the reality that Islam is a Supremacist Faith by design is not standing up to the internet’s capable independent researchers.

The reason Islam must be reconciled with modernity is precisely because its tenets declare the Koran to be the constitution of the world. Thus, sovereignty is the domain of Allah to all Muslims. All borders drawn, state constitutions created, and laws written that are not derived directly from the Koran, the accepted Hadith, the Sira of the Prophet Muhammad, or the ijma consensus are considered Jahaliya – derived from the age of ignorance, before the new knowledge of the Koran was bestowed upon humanity, that mankind might know that the purpose of their existence was to worship Allah. Islam, then, need not be reconciled with modernity…it must be reconciled with modern laws and borders and individual rights and individual liberties as derived from man’s reason. Islam is a Supremacist Faith which murders reason as a source of truth…lending all truth to Allah’s Pen – the pen which taught man what he knew not in the Mother Book.

One must ask the Grand Mufti of Egypt if the case of Professor Mark A. Gabriel is still fresh in his mind. Until the scholars at the Al-Azhar in Cairo reject The Sword on the Neck of the Unbeliever, which calls for Muslims to accept the teachings of Muhammad without question, moderate Islam will remain in the shadows if such an amalgam indeed exists. One need only read the first 20 pages of Mark A. Gabriel’s book Jesus and Muhammad to learn of the supremacist curriculum of Islam’s famed Cairo institution.

Would it not be a common decency to recognize that the constitutions of the United States and Israel supersede the sovereignty of Shariah Law within their sovereign borders? It seems, not only disingenuous, but militantly provocative in terms of American and Israeli sovereignty for the Mufti of Egypt to define Individual Liberty as bound up by Shariah Law when slavery was accepted as an institution by the founding Muslims, piracy was exhorted by the Muslim founder, and wholesale genocide has been practiced by the Islamic Conquerors throughout the last 1400 years – not to mention the fact that the sub-human categories of kafir, infidel, apostate, and dhimmi were established to guarantee the dominance of the sword of Islam and the identity based supremacy of the Muslim peoples.

The Sheikh’s discussion of fatwas issued from the Dar al Iftaa, Egypt’s supreme body for legal edicts, is veritably laughable. In Egypt, have the rights to freedom of conscience and freedom of expression not yielded a snitch society in which the “command the good and forbid the evil” injunctions of the Koran and the trespassing of Hisba laws are followed up by secret police street snatchings and spades of imprisonments based on the morality of Islam? An American diplomat with any sense whatsoever of reason must ask, “what is the measure of common decency, Grand Mufti, if you are truly seeking to come to a reconciliation with modernity – if not the individual liberty of men and women of reason to doubt in full, for their entire lives, the validity of the Koran, the supposed truths of the Hadith, or the accepted righteousness of the Salaf striving? What is the measure of common decency without the construct of the Islamic Umma, my Muslim friend? When Submission is not the measure of society and economics, where will you turn for common decency without the threat of force to back your spine’s resolve? Why have you not promoted the common ground between Islam and Hinduism? Or do your deep seated moral concerns over idolatry and polytheism override your sense of right and wrong when dealing with the Hindu faithful?”

The Grand Mufti suggests that his Islamic fatwa center underscores that governance is found in popular sovereignty and justice – is that the justice found in Muhammad’s siege catapults at Taif in 630? Is the Mufti’s drive toward populism not merely a rejection of the current Dictatorship Egypt has and an incitement of students who will move towards evolving the Egyptian state into a replica of Iran’s Islamic Establishment, with the Dar al Iftaa at the helm of a competing Sunni Salafi state, brought about by a radicalized Muslim Brotherhood uprising? Is the Grand Mufti’s desire for justice and popular sovereignty perhaps nothing but a geopolitical push for mass uprisings against Mubarak’s regime on behalf of Allah? If the Grand Mufti of Egypt is so committed to human liberty – why must he cage it within the supremacist bounds of Shariah Law? Human liberty beyond the bounds of Shariah Law – to this concept is the Mufti noncommittal, dismissive, derisive, resentful, or militantly opposed? Which is it? Do the Mufti’s credentials and finely crafted words not shout Supremacy when he acknowledges no human liberty beyond the bounds of Islamic Law? What’s more, is he not insulting American sovereignty, calling our liberties and rights – our Constitution – indecent, by default? Above all, the Mufti of Egypt should understand that there comes a point in any engagement with a suspected death cult leader in which resentment is reason’s only recourse.

The Grand Mufti states that the murder of “civilians” is a crime against humanity and Allah…are Israelis and Americans “civilians” by Gomaa’s reckoning? Is the murder of infidels in a jihad a crime against Allah? Did not Muhammad at Taif say that infidels will be killed and Muslims will be martyred in Jihad? It seems in the spirit of courage, Westerners must ask the Mufti, “Is it a crime to murder, harass, or imprison apostates? Is it not then a crime against Humanity to stone a woman to death for any reason whatsoever? Is it a crime against Allah to chop a man’s hand or foot off for theft?” It is interesting that the Mufti forces Islam’s judgment Hour down my infidel throat, saying that the crime of murdering a civilian is “punishable in this life and the next.” To this, he is presumptuous and supremacist in his domineering attitude.

Unfortunately, the Mufti’s attempt to reinforce the “values of moderation” in Islam is an empty claim, since there are no values that are not born of supremacy in the entirety of the faith. Therefore, to ask the United States to assume any responsibility for the sake of a better relationship is the equivalent of asking the United States to submit to the supremacy of Islam and kneel in dhimmitude, giving over sovereignty to Allah rather than the US Constitution in order to engender some sort of peaceful relationship, which history shows to have always represented one of sharecropping, slavery, piracy, genocide and blood. So, in the full course of events, it is the Muslim Mufti, Al Azhar University, and the Dar al Iftaa which must confront their fear of accepting the walls of a mosque as Islam’s sole sovereign domain, leaving politics and economics, and, most importantly, tyrannical control through judicial renderings out of their own power equation. Indeed, the Grand Mufti must not misunderstand the directed resentment of reasonable free men and women on this planet who will never submit to Islam or Allah’s jihads and must deal with that reality, accepting an individual’s right to personal sovereignty, to the natural individual rights to think freely and to retain completely, inflexibly, the unalienable right of reason, the right to doubt Allah and reject the teachings of the Koran without penalty.

However, it is not likely the Egyptian Grand Mufti has the courage to achieve this transformation in his ranks – for the scholars have primed the pump of supremacy for far too long to accept the fact that Western plumbing is a much more lucrative method of drawing water. Men and women of the United States have never accepted slavery, imperialism, conquest, or bully tactics – Islam’s acceptance and employ of these methods is not a basis for respectable differences of opinion. Coexistence begins with the Muslim acceptance of the laws, borders, and sovereignty of the individuals and countries of the world which have not yielded to Shariah Law’s tenets. The next step in coexistence for Muslims would be for its elite leaders to renounce Islam’s place in modern international and national law – removing Islamic lessons from state run curriculums, remanding them to their place in the mosques, as an accommodation.

Gomaa’s statement that “Islam and the West have distinct value systems” was the most accurate rendering of his message to the West – Islam is a supremacist Faith of multiple competing identities and the West bases its laws on reasonable and enfranchised discourse rather than theocratic decree from on high.

The Grand Mufti’s focus on rule of law and “sovereign equality” in international relations, on the other hand, is a rather savvy way of saying each country should be seen as equal in the UN. Moreover, the argument for sovereign equality holds that the United States should not have veto power in the UN Security Council. Sovereign inequality is a reality. If the argument for sovereign equality is to hold, the United States will be weak as a block, because it is “United”. There are 57 OIC nation states and there is 1 United States of America. Should not the United States receive 50 votes in the UN? Why is America penalized, democratically, for uniting under a constitution of liberty as a unified and capitalist sovereign state? Has the USA not served as the battery of the world? Placing the United States on an “equal” footing is the leveling of a playing field which already, in the non-aligned movement is building momentum to declare the United States and Israel terroristic countries. The October 1st UN Human Rights Commission addendum by Obama’s administration, which no doubt spawned this Mufti outreach at Georgetown, is a huge step towards submitting to Islam’s legitimate right to a political existence by the United States and at the same time a repudiation of Israel’s legitimate right to a sovereign existence…an appeasement to the non-aligned movement. In short, America’s involvement in the UNHRC is antithetical to American values on multiple levels, none higher than sovereignty itself.

When reading the Grand Mufti’s message relating to Israel, one can read it in one of two ways: either the continuation of Palestine’s occupation by Israel must end, or Israel’s continuation as a state (an affront to the fundamental tenets of justice and freedom) must end. This message when translated to Arabic and Persian will naturally be translated as “The state of Israel must be brought to an end.” Regardless of the double speak and lilt of emphasis in translation on the Israeli occupation question, though, for Sheikh Gomaa to lecture Westerners about getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan presumes to the easily swayed that the United States wants to be in the region as if it is a conquering colonialist empire. This is not only wrong, it is a fallacious misrepresentation whose revisionist narrative has infected the whole of the supposedly educated Muslim world to the point of absurdity.

Obama’s June 4 Cairo address gave voice to the concerns of Muslims; however, his speech did not legitimize the radical narrative of American Imperialist designs on the region. The failure of Obama’s address was in its lack of focus on liberty…and our liberation efforts. Much work needs to be done on both sides, yes…but this process begins with Muslims accepting that “infidels”, “kafirs”, “idolaters” and “apostates” are not subject to Islamic Law, and that Muslims are only subject to Islamic Law while they are within the walls of the Mosque. Muslims must accept that the United States Constitution, the current accepted borders of the international community, and the laws of men not under Islamic Law are not bound by Islamic Law.

Indeed, above all, the Grand Mufti of Egypt, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, must accept that the word “Allah” and the word “God” are not synonyms to free westerners who never hear Muslim leaders decrying terror, denouncing militant jihad, or cursing Osama bin Laden. The word “Allah” when it is spoken by a Muslim should never be translated to the English word “God”. I, as a free man of reason, find this singular translation to be a submission of convenience to Allah’s supremacy. Dhimmitude is anything but an institution of convenience.

With respect to the Grand Mufti, reason demands that the vigilant westerner remain resolved and stead fast if liberty is to be preserved when staring into the punishing teeth of Islam’s Supremacist push. Reason cannot be an Islamophobe, for it demands of Islam the freedom of its adherents to question and doubt, claiming its own right to follow suit. In America, we have an Establishment Clause in our Constitution. A brilliant Mufti, interested in peace and engagement and coexistence, would consider it a profound lesson in liberty and governance instead of an affront to Allah.

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Gary H. Johnson, Jr. writings often appear at The AfPak Reader and United Against Islamic Supremacism. Don’t be surprised if this essay shows up at there later.

© Gary H. Johnson, Jr.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Marc Lamont Hill Has Been Held Accountable


Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was given the axe as a paid contributor to FOX News. Dr. Hill actually did an eloquent job defending the Leftist perception of occurrences that FOX News reported on. Nonetheless, Dr. Hill’s pedigree of activities out side of his paid contributor status has turned to be a bit heinous for respecters of American Constitutional Liberty and Justice. In fact Dr. Hill’s Leftist apologetics are down right subversive.

David Swindle writing for NewsReal has some thoughts on the matter.

JRH 10/18/09


Welcome to the Favor Society




This is an awesome essay from Gary H. Johnson, Jr. that should give you a picture of the great American experiment developed by America’s Founding Fathers is slowly whittled away by Collectivist (neo-Marxist) values.

In the case of President Barack Hussein Obama’s mantra of “Change,” one should delve into the Marxist thoughts of the Italian Antonio Gramsci (see also HERE).

JRH 10/18/09
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Let’s simplify everything and go back to the basics...

As I see it, economics is a result of ethical movements and the natural pull of empowerment. The downward spiral starts with the populist drive to socialism's ethical values of altruism which is called progressivism, this push leads to a critical mass of interests which break out into an Entitlement Society, which is followed closely by a Favor Society in the Age of the Bully, which guarantees a Pirate Society, which reflexively forces a Police State, which yields either an expansionist Totalitarianism or an isolationist Totality of a state both of which are driven by supremacist identity ethics.

To break the events of the day down, take a look at this March Journal...

-GHJJ
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Welcome to the Favor Society

Observations of Gary H. Johnson, Jr.


The progression of a market based economy and political setup which values individual rights into a state based economy and any of its totalitarian political strains based on collective rights is a simple downward spiral, whose chief guiding force is ethical movement and a revaluation of values based on the principles of altruism.

First, a capitalist or market economy, such as the United States of America, has a set of values and laws based on individual rights and the value of individual life. This creates an economic and political state derived from incentive based and self-esteem driven creative production. The selfish earn and are rewarded. The greedy steal (life, innocence, property, value) and are punished for their crimes. The individual is protected from government excess and the evils of individuals or groups who choose to break laws and codes of value.

Then, this market economy's value set is attacked by a "social consciousness" and the value of individual life is replaced as the prime mover of an economy and laws with the value of collective life. The selfish still earn. The greedy still steal. However, at this re-valuation stage, the government forces the mixing of economics with bureaucracies which begin to reward greed and chastise selfishness. The protection of the individual from the government then shifts to the governmental securing of the property of the collective population. The ethics of individual rights, which are very much black and white, begin to gray with the new science of collective rights.

This revaluation period of societal norms gives way to one of two things...either a populist push or a self-interest backlash. The populist push is a manifestation of Collective Will while the self-interest backlash is a manifestation of Individual Reason. Since the original government was established to protect individual rights and a value set based on property rights and the self-esteem of the individuals within it, the self-interest backlash has power over populism in the founding documents, charters and documents. However, since the revaluation of values has placed the security of the collective population as the source of value, a new formulation of government purposes is manifested in the populist push toward revamping the laws of the founding documents based on the new graying morality of the reframed social consciousness.

The indicator of values and morality in government and economics is the tax structure. 50% is the dividing line between slavery and freedom; and thus, the political and economic spectrum of reality to the self-interest backlash is based on the indicator of wealth redistribution. The revaluation period is a multi-generational effort in the populist push. The revaluation period is an ever present NOW in the reasoned self-interest backlash. A push and pull develops in this revaluation period as the populist will seeks to tax at slave levels (50%-plus taxation) while the self-interest backlash seeks to retain its property and natural inalienable individual rights (at less than 50% taxation). At this point, earnings are treated as power markers, and Reasoned self-interest is demonized and equated as greed. The populist will then raises up heroes such as Robin Hoods to counter the villainy of the Robber Barons and propaganda derives the equation selfishness equals greed to blur the valuation of societal norms and behavior in the market. The Reasoned self-interested individuals at this point throw themselves upon the mercy of the founding documents and hold on to the original value set via courts and legislation as a matter of self-defense.

Interestingly, the populist push works on momentum and need and has the ability to reach critical mass through emotional pleading, while Reasoned Self-Interest works on creativity and scarcity and reached critical mass at the founding of the individual rights as the source of government as a contract with the individuals within it. For instance, in the United States, critical mass was reached at the writing of the US Constitution after having derived its momentum through the works of Adam Smith and Thomas Paine and the rallying calls of the Declaration of Independence and the Continental Revolution which sought to break the power of Crown Law founded in divine right and force the establishment of law based on the natural rights of individual men and women. The freedom of the press and the natural inclination of the empowered to devise means of peddling pull in the economic and political spheres through unionism along with the nature of education as an instrument of sway are seen by the populist push as vehicles for advancing agendas; while the Reasoned self-interest backlash see these vessels as means to maintain and conserve freedoms and values already chartered and honed. This fundamental juxtaposed disposition naturally gives weight and strength to the populist push of the organized collectives over the reasoned self-interest backlash of disorganized individuals.

When critical mass is reached in a populist push, governmentally, all previous advances in economics, invention, and individual rights become property of the people. Thomas Edison, for instance, didn't invent the lightbulb - America did. Ford didn't invent the automobile, America created assembly lines to manufacture vehicles. When critical mass is reached in a populist push, the individual innovators who, through entrepreneurship and risk, invented a widget or a developed an industry which created jobs and wages and markets and through ingenuity and sweat and management provided for educations and meals for untold families are framed as EVIL and GREEDY...while it is the Unions and Government who taxed and pirated and held hostage the innovating business owner who are held up as champions of Social Security. Social Security is the value set at this stage in the revaluation period. Individual Security is secondary to the Social Scientist, and need is the driving force of rights, not scarcity. It is at this point in critical mass in the populist push that the creation of an entitlement society begins to gather steam and the reasoned self-interest backlash is thrown to the courts and the separation of powers (if they exist) for protection from the onslaught of the changing cultural norms and revaluation of values.

When the entitlement society begins, punishment is the key driving force of power and pull. Social Consciousness, as a science, generates a victim mentality in those it seeks to empower. Once empowered, the victim lashes out at its perceived offenders. This is the law of Frederique Bastiat and it holds true for all manifestations of enfranchisement. It is not class warfare...it is values warfare. When the victim is empowered, the victim lashes out. The victim, in the case of the populist push to entitlement, is the huddled masses of poverty stricken broken lives, who have witnessed the greed of those who would doom them to a life of work and toil and self-responsibility. A societal schizophrenia takes place at this point, in which the values of the founding documents - individual rights, self-reliance, and earning a living are the very things which victimize the masses. This schizophrenia displays itself in populist political bromides and laws passed by conflicted parliaments who are determined to punish the offender of the day, namely...the Business Owner.

Who to blame? The victim looks to the wealthy, who created the jobs, who invented the machines, who thrived by damning the victims to a life of self reliance and earning a living. The media and educational spheres at this point join with the unions and formulate a complete revamp of societal values and call for the beheadings of those who have and force their sacrifice to the have not’s. Sacrifice is the key of an entitlement society. Whatsmore? Forced Sacrifice becomes a full-blown virtue in the eyes of the populist push, whose members were victimized by those who doomed them to a "materialistic" life of self-reliance and earning. Cultural, Racial, Religious, and Legal forces then unite in a populist mass upheaval and demand Change! And that change is always based on self-sacrifice for the common good. Whether it be in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia or Mussolini's Italy or Mao's Cultural Revolution.

The populist push, at critical mass, in all market economies, whether they be pure capitalism or mixed or purely mercantilist, that have fallen throughout time to the entitlement mentality have demanded collective rights by forcing the individual to sacrifice for the common good, and by stealing back its perceived lost wages through reparations, socialization, or nationalization. The call for change in economic upheaval or the cries of revolution in times of cultural reflexiveness always end in a state run economy and the enslavement of the citizens within it. Why? Because the Change that is sought is a change in values not resources. Scarcity trumps need in every case of a market economy, else the law of supply and demand would not be a law at all. Individual rights and property rights are derived from a reasoned assessment that scarcity exists...and the cries of revolution or the chants of reform or change from the street or the masses denies the reality that scarcity exists. To wish away or hope away scarcity does not change the fact that scarcity exists. And this fact is all that the backlash of reasoned self-interest has to cling to in the rising tide of mass insanity, since the courts and the legal stipulations at this point corral justice onto the rails of the social science of multiculturalism.

The thing that differentiates the entitlement society from the populist push is the fact that an entitlement society expects those who are sacrificing for the common good to be thankful for the opportunity of being forced to do the "right" thing. This is the stage when reason is broken and the revaluation of values instilled by the populist push for social consciousness is picked up by a new generation of self-interested thinkers after thirty or forty or sixty years of media, educational, and propagandist value re-shaping. Reason is a thing that is transmitted generationally. When the transmission of reason is interrupted over the course of two or three generations, a process which takes between thirty and sixty years, the definition of truth and justice and virtue, in short the valuation of things, can be completely reversed from that of the founding documents if the populist push is successful in its effort to revamp education and force anti-industrialization through a twisted fairness idealism that has nothing to do with reason and everything to do with hope and wish and whim. The result is the entitlement society...a society whose mentality and value set is undeniably, as a matter of nature and grace, Supremacist! At this point, all is gray as far as values and morality...and to declare anything black and white is defined as extremism by the Supremacists feeding at the trough of sacrifice.

The entitlement society is the actualization of a welfare state and the actualization of the punishment of individualism and merit based production at the behest of an ever expanding panoply of interest groups, who seek reparations for the offenses mounted upon their congregations. The critical mass of the populist push gives birth to a natural reality - that reality is the Organized Pull Peddlers. Taxes, by their nature are levied individually on a punitive scale; however, beneficiaries are necessarily concentrated in committees. The birth of the NGO world is proof of this reality in the modern United States and in the United Nations and in the European Union. At this point, the government is not of the people, by the people and for the people.

Rather, the government is of the committees, by the committees and for the committees. The individual is nothing, the Directorships are all. The boards of industry, the boards of unions, the boards of interest groups, the boards of advocate agencies, the boards of government diplomacy, the boards of media, the boards of education - all law is, in the entitlement society, formed through Rule by Committee. Individuals are now subject to the Rules of Committee and the disenfranchisement of individual rights is in full form. Non Governmental Organizations, one-issue agencies and fringe elements become funnels for lobbyists of all shape and color and purpose - all pleading their victimization in the new spectrum of valuation. Government Policy, Budget, Welfare, Diplomacy and business stimulation is now relegated to Rule by Committee. The entitlement society, by the weight of the broad tax base and the nature of concentrated beneficiaries guarantee the collectivization of interest in committee. And all of this occurs, under the umbrella of a new, burgeoning definition of values designed by the victim mentality of punishment. In short, the Directorship is the gateway drug of the Dictatorship. It is in this entitlement society that the justice of reason gives way fully as a matter of ethics to the justifications of punitive welfarist rationalizations. Taxes surpass 50% and the country cheers their new found chains and declares its slavery to be the true definition of brotherhood.

When power is wielded by committee for the purpose of welfare on behalf of the victim in pursuit of punishment, creation and competition yield to the nature of usurpation and combat due to the reality of the ethical impulse spelled out in the populist revaluation of values: self-sacrifice for the common good. At this point, the re-definition of reality is ordained by the Will of the Entitled. The Selfish are Greedy. The Selfless are Virtuous. This is the new formulation of the entitlement society based on the unreason of need-based economic and social science, whose definition of justice has nothing to do with earning or theft and everything to do with multiculturalism and social recourse. The backlash of the reasoned self-interest, at this point create two creatures: The Compromising and the Uncompromising. And strangely, these creatures are swimming with the new breed of reasoning beings who base their reasoned assessment of reality on the values of the entitlement society. Invention and merit are found in all three groups; however, the compromising are willing to play ball with the new breed of backwards thinkers...and the uncompromising are isolated into a new class - the outcast, the outsider, the rogue. From these Committee based welfarists and collectivized populists chanting for justice via theft, who seek to destroy the self-esteem and interests of the compromising, of the neo-reasoned individuals, and of the outcasts, a new dawn is born when the crunch of world-economic realities force a new political makeup devised of a majority of entitlement seekers. The new dawn - the change, the revolution of the populists - yields the Favor Society.

The Favor Society is the establishment, as a matter of law, the Age of the Bully. The Favor Society is the complete annihilation of Reason. Business, government, and all creative capacity is subjected to the spectacle of Corruption by Committee as standard operating procedure... The death of reason, the death of the American dream, the death of capitalism occur in this outpouring of the entitlement society. The supremacist nature of entitlement mentality is the driving force of the Favor Society. The individual, in order to succeed, must submit to the wiles and whims of committees and boards and groups which have nothing whatsoever to do with creation. The Favor Society, the Age of the Bully, is the bureaucratization of Creativity and the forced submission of the market to full sail Committee Regulation. All ideas are denuded of individualism and given a collective angle. Advertisements, educational modes, news media, all, are subjected to a funding and fulfillment mechanism by Committee. In order to accomplish anything, the board must vote, the board must bastardize, and the board must soften, and the board must generate an amalgum of the original idea into a committee creation, in a method which strips all incentive for new ideas and at the same time angles to punish the originator of every idea should the resultant committee bastardization not work effectively. Survival is the mode of the day, mode of production, and driving purpose of the Favor Society. Prosperity is a word reserved for Societal success and Risk is weighed as a crime against humanity.

This shift in perspective on production and creation completely destroys incentive based invention and at the same time forces complete acceptance of Committee Chairs to don the Favor cloak. The Directorship, the chairmanship, the board membership is the source of empowerment and mob rule, and mafia corruption as a new stage of law. Monopoly by law via nationalization and socialization of industry perpetuates failure and guarantees zero advancement in industry since R&D is seen as a risky endeavor. Taxation is levied at 60% across the board since the wealthy have already been taxed into opprobrium and destroyed for having ever led business or had the gall of thinking his merit had anything to do with his reasoning mind. Cowardice of an enslaved people guarantee the acceptance of the taxation measures.

In the Favor Society self-esteem is replaced with identity based supremacism in very short order as a psychological collectivization takes hold of the suddenly realized slaves. As the vice closes, revolt is a natural progression for those outsiders and rogues, who seek to find a way out of the slaver trap... This natural inclination, however, is trumped by the crackdown on weaponry and the right to bear arms, which was set into precedent by law back in the dawn of the entitlement age as a matter of brotherhood's completion and idealism that naturally flows from the bromides of the politicians who seek an enlightened age when we can come together without worrying over the force of arms. The matter is left to the courts to close out the right to bear arms, and in the Favor Society, the Judges are on the payroll of Committees which guarantee the eradication of defensive measure of individuals who may seek to disrupt the momentum of a heavier and heavier tax burden. This juiced in Judiciary guarantees the rise of the Age of the Bully amid the Favor Society. The Committee heads at this point develop militias/gangs/mafias to overcome the laws they feel are unjust, since the Rule By Committee is slowly but surely being replaced by an Authoritarian Dictatorship...and an underground black market is formed to meet the needs of those which are disowned by the government. The corruption grows so fast that the Police and the Sheriffs quickly enter the payrolls of the underground Committee Chairs...welcome to the Pirate Society.

The Pirate Society is the natural progression of a Favor Society, since the most independent minded men and women of reason are forced into an outsider position and resort to, at the end of the day in the Favor Society, succumbing to the pressures of survival and taking on secondary sources of monetary income by bridging the underground world with the Committee Heads via smoky back rooms and suddenly criminalized enterprise. The unmentionables of sunday school life are brought to the table in the underground - drugs, guns, liquor, prostitution, gambling, cigarettes and every single thing the Favor and Entitlement society forced into a monopoly via the government, which was pushed into the smugglers underground as an answer to the moral and economic crises of the day. The corrupting force of policing these red light enterprises create an entirely untaxed undercurrent in the society, and the committee heads bicker over the level of funds lost by the economy to the underground, which they sought to defeat by eliminating competition in the first place.

At this point the pirate society government embarks on a clean up campaign, raises taxes to 70%, builds a pre-set precedent of martial law and citizen task forces, raises awareness of public administrator corruption, public policing corruption, and other intergovernmental committee corrupting forces, and demonizes the outlaws who are isolated as mafias and lambasted for their corrupting influence on society. A snitch campaign begins, at this point, in which the new morality police ask children and neighbors to turn in their parents and friends who are associated with this underground world. Fear rules the day and punishment is administered anew, and the military is mobilized within society to garner complete eradication of the vice in order to promote the virtues of the state led enterprises which developed the underground by committee in the first place. The paid off judges, at this point, in the employ of the various committees and with zero resolve to uphold the original founding documents, issue conflicting judgments on multiple levels and the breakdown to anarchy begins as blind arrests, collective punishments, targeted raids, and vendetta are thrown to the courts for resolution.

It is from this paid off judiciary that the Police State and one party rule gain momentum towards the complete Totalitarian Dictatorship. Law and Order are the promise of this Reflexive consortium of militia mafia underground leaders - and it is from the underground that the one party rulers rise. The Police State is Reigned in by the Heads of the Committees and Mafia Dons and Juiced in Military officials who have full access to all knowledge of the goings on of the underground economy, since smuggling and illicit activities are far more profitable on an hourly and sweat equity basis than government forced labor. The Police State is Gang Rule, not Government Rule...the government is a side player at this point, because "Law and Order" can only be given by the strong, independent outsiders, who rose through the ranks by compromising every value of reasoned justice in the book to be powerful enough in terms of the favor society to gain democratic votes. Take this state of things, throw in massive runaway inflation due to poor governmental management and lack of citizen incentive, add in a touch of "Entitlement Society" supremacist zeal and you have a Hitler...who sicks his posse and goon squads on their victim/supremacist/identity based definition of the boogey man somehow keeping the society in the pits.

The only thing left to decide is whether this Powerful Ruler who rises from the gutter into the position of enlightened leader and symbol of moral truth is whether the dictatorship will assume an expansionist or an isolationist path.

The sad part of this natural push and pull of ethical impulses and movements is the fact that reason is murdered along the way in the society as a whole. Why? Because "Change!" was the cry of the day...and no one realized that the change sought in economics and leadership and politics would be realized only in the realm of values or that the enslavement of society and the murder of reason would be the eventual result."