Monday, December 21, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The title of this post is so mundane, it really is a no-brainer.
However, the western world is acting in a way that completely denies that simple truth.
Daniel Greenfield, aka Sultan Knish, gave a talk at a recent Freedom Centre's conference.
Take a listen, he is refreshingly common-sense, speaks in ordinary terms that all of us can understand. But he is alarming. His talk is introduced as "This is no time to mince words."
There is a saying that one is a socialist in one's youth, and then becomes a conservative in one's older years. That is certainly the case for myself, for my husband. We were in our late teens and early twenties in the hippie era, when people questioned the establishment, the capitalist system, the war policies of the west. And there were real problems with Western ideology.
But the group acceptance of socialist ideology that has taken place in the West is far more problematic. As Greenfield says the refugee problem was caused by socialist policies and it is being made worse by those same socialist policies. Bleeding heart liberals are not solving this problem. They are becoming doormats to a wave of culture that will fundamentally change the Judaeo-Christian foundation of the West.
It is not just economic bankruptcy that we will be facing, but the root of this is our ideological bankruptcy. As Greenfield says, we care more about our ideology of climate change and diversity than we do about our children. We aren't having children because we don't care about them and we don't care about our future. It will be someone else's problem.
He ends with a stern warning that, if the West does not begin to reverse its demographic decline, it will become Europe in a very short time. And that means, have kids.
I don't even know how to begin to talk about this with my immediate friends. Tomorrow I will have lunch with two women who have exactly one child each. And the following week, I will meet with a group of friends, six in total, who have a total of nine children, with a total of 15 grandchildren. Ten of those grandchildren are mine. They just don't get it. They didn't have enough kids, so their kids aren't having enough kids, and that doesn't go on forever. The demographic end game is almost here.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Donald Trump has set off fireworks with his proposed ban on all Muslims entering the US. Sure, it is offensive, but Trump is reacting to the bending-over-backwards that the Obama administration has been doing for seven years now.
Mark Steyn quoting Christopher Hitchens:
We must put an end to one-way multiculturalism.
In other words, try starting a gay bar in Riyadh, or for that matter, an Anglican Church. Multi-culturalism only works one way: they (i.e. the Muslims) get to bring their culture into ours, they don't want ours over there.
at 1:20 PM
Thursday, December 3, 2015
We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrefKCaV8m4
That is what Barack Obama said just prior to being elected President of the USA. And this is one promise that he has kept.
The latest massacre in San Bernardino CA is an attack by Muslim extremists, there is no doubt about that. They just aren't calling it that yet, and I doubt the President ever will.
I guess Syed Farook and his wife felt "rebuked" by president Obama and the other world leaders who are meeting in Paris to avert climate change, something that Obama said was a cause of such attacks. Or perhaps they will say it was just another case of "workplace violence."
ISIS has come to call on America, as they promised they would. Even though ISIS hasn't taken credit for this latest incident, they are applauding it and as terrorist exports are saying, this is the new phase of terrorism. This is the ISIS call to perpetrate terrorist acts in various parts of the world and some individuals are responding successfully to that call. One expert last night said that a recent poll of 100 mosques in the USA revealed that 80 of those mosques either encourage jihad or have literature available for those who are interested in it. Will President Obama see that as the threat that it is, or will he continue to say Islam is the "religion of peace" despite the fact that almost all terrorist acts are committed by people with names like Syed or Mohammed or Hussein?
This is an America that is quite different from the America of just a decade ago. Obama has managed to make fundamental changes to the country and he has insured that these changes will continue after he leaves office.
Obama still has not used the phrase "Islamic extremism". A cursory read of his upbringing reveals that, while he may not be a Muslim himself, he is very sympathetic towards the Muslim world. I think that he looks at his past with great fondness, an ignorant and dangerous nostalgia that makes him blind to the reality of the Muslim world. His childhood memories lead him to conclude that "everything is better in the Muslim world". He certainly does not convey the same attitude of kindness and favour to the Christian world. I doubt that he will ever be able to see the violence of Islamic extremism with an unbiased eye, just as some children can never admit that their dysfunctional family is not normal.
Immigration: The open-door policy of Obama's Democratic presidency gives illegal immigrants a pass. (and the latest Syrian immigrants whom the FBI says can't be vetted properly are due to begin arriving next week). Those immigrants are being located in "red" states (i.e. states that voted Republican) with the goal of turning those states "blue" (Democratic). Even though I find Ann Coulter too harsh, I think she is right that this will succeed in making it practically impossible to ever elect another Republican president in the USA. It is a well known fact that immigrants and their children, when they get the right to vote, invariably vote democratic. There are some exceptions, of course, but the majority vote Democratic.
Why do they vote that way? They are enticed by all the hand-outs. Unlike Senator Marco Rubio, whose parents came to the US as legal immigrants and worked hard at blue-collar jobs to get ahead, the new crop of immigrants may not find jobs if they are looking, but they will be given free health care, food stamps, aid with housing, the list goes on. Wouldn't you vote for the party that ensured your well-being? Would you bite the hand that feeds you?
One in seven Americans now has to use food stamps to get their basic needs.
While the president may boast that the unemployment rate has fallen, in actual fact real unemployment has increased since vast numbers of Americans have simply stopped looking for work. And the push for increasing the minimum wage is a reflection that flipping burgers at McDonalds is now considered the job that supports a family.
Then there was Obama's push for Obamacare, the so-called health care plan that would provide health coverage for those who didn't have it. There are countless stories of how the actual numbers of insured has not increased, and many who had coverage they liked, are now facing higher costs for their coverage and they may not even be able to keep their doctor.
Yet, Obama continues to stand before Americans and the world with arrogance, proclaiming that his strategies will work, we just have to wait long enough to see. It will take time. He will be gone from office by then, scooping up huge speaking fees as he pulls a Bill-Clinton act.
I don't understand why people can't see through this. I just don't understand how people can't see that "the emperor is wearing no clothes." Whatever you think of Vladmir Putin, he sees through this President. Which may not be a good thing for us.
Unfortunately the costs of this presidency are going to be huge. How to undo the damage Obama has done, both at home and abroad, will be a monumental task for the next president, provided that president isn't Hillary Clinton.
He has kept his promise to fundamentally change America. What is disturbing is that the chain of events that he has put into place will continue after he has gone. That is the fundamental change he hoped to accomplish. No longer will America be the land of opportunity for those who wish to seek a better life for themselves and their families, but it will be the land of hand-outs, of freebies, of unrest in the youth who have no future to look forward to, a land that will have lost its founding principles. Obama will have succeeded in making America just like all the other countries in the world, just another country amongst others, rather than the beacon of freedom that it has been. I think that was his goal all along.
at 12:52 PM
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Those who support abortion are claiming that the shooter in Colorado was provoked by rhetoric from pro-life advocates. Apparently the recent exposure of Planned Parenthood's practices of selling fetal body parts to researchers has been over the top, and so the actions of Robert Dear are attributed to the pro-life movement.
Anything to distract from what is really going on inside those PP clinics. I thought, as I watched the news reports that showed women being escorted out of the clinic to the safety of police vehicles, "was one of them in the middle of an abortion?" If yes, and quite likely that is the case, then there is another body that isn't being counted amongst the dead.
In the US, critics are accusing Carly Fiorina of stoking the flames of madmen such as Robert Dear, Dr. Ben Carson has actually called for the cooling of rhetoric on both sides, and in Canada, our own pro-choice voice Joyce Arthur wrote on Facebook that, while it is too early to speculate on Dear's motive, it is obvious what that motive was.
Never miss a chance to deflect the spotlight when it is being shone on your own evil deeds.