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Bob's Message To Sarah Palin.
I have been hesitant the past week or so to write and publish my thoughts on the multitude of incidents or Anti-Semitism we have been witnessing since Israel decided to take action against the death cult known as Hamas. My deep anger has made me concerned that I will really lose my cool and not do our cause any good.
Fortunately for me, Jeff Goldstein was able to restrain himself just enough:
I’m getting beyond incensed over the rise of anti-Semitism both here and in westernized (socialist) Europe, and all the useful idiots who haven’t a fucking clue that they’re supposed “principled” stand against “Israeli racist apartheid butchers” is nothing more than a collaboration with none other than Hitler himself. It’s like his demons spirit has possessed them.
…I think Obama and the New Left hates Israel; and I think his friendships with Edward Said and Khalidi and Ayers, et al, coupled with his time under Reverend Wright and his having been steeped in Marxist propaganda including, on its outskirts, the thinking behind fascism and National Socialism as leftist offshoots, are all part of Obama’s attitude toward Israel. We thought the Cold War was over, but Hillary’s reset button has rekindled that. Turns out Obama’s policies and attitude may just be rekindling the Second World War, as well.
The Demon that possessed Hitler was at least as old as Abraham.
Ever since a brave desert people decided to embrace the One True God and live by His Commandments [out of which, arose the concept of The Rule Of Law and not The Rule Of Man], they have been subjected to a never-ending campaign of elimination that has been waged by the minions of Evil, who despise Freedom and Liberty, who see themselves as gods possessing a secret knowledge that gives them the right to enslave all of mankind to their whims.
It is the Jews who kept the torch of Freedom alive through the ancient ages of rotten and depraved Despotisms, and who paid a heavy price for doing so [and never stopped paying it].
The theme of this picture is whether men ought to be ruled by God’s laws or whether they are to be ruled by the whims of a dictator like Rameses. Are men the property of the State or are they free souls under God? This same battle continues throughout the world today.
—Cecil B. DeMille, filmed introduction to The Ten Commandments.
And it continues because, first, the Jews, then the Christians and Jews refused to stop fighting to be Free Souls under God, even though they were subjected to exile, torture, crucifixion, burning alive, and many other miseries.
I Stand With Israel.
I Stand With The Jews.
Mark Steyn has saved me some valuable time by writing the following:
ISIS is doing what winners do in war: It’s shaping the facts on the ground. It wants no Christians in Iraq, and it’s getting on with it. General Sisi wants to kill the Muslim Brotherhood: He’s getting on with it. The wilier Brothers have slipped over into a collapsing Libya to make common cause with various al-Qaeda affiliates, as the Libyan state implodes: Its would-be successors are getting on with it. In the new Middle East, everyone and his uncle has an Obama-Clinton “Reset” button and they’ve pressed it.
But they’re not Jews. So nobody minds, and no preening Botoxicated buffoon of an American emissary comes to lecture them.
Kerry, as Obama’s plenipotentiary, is a paradox – the physical presence of a geopolitical absence:
Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there.
He wasn’t there again today,
I wish, I wish he’d go away…
Thus John Kerry, in Jerusalem and Cairo and beyond.
JFK [he likes to be called that, don't ya know] was a Traitor in the 1970′s and he’s a very bad joke now [and still a Traitor because he has never apologized for the lies he told about our troops in Vietnam].
But, hey, so’s his Bossman.
The trouble is, of course, that these two cretins are causing innocent people to die, such as the Christians in the Muslim World and the Jews in Israel.
Before very long, I fear, innocent Americans will be the ones dying, thanks to these two pathetic Numskull Nihilists.
Two separate federal Courts Of Appeal handed down two opposite opinions today on the Subsidies Provision in the Affordable Cate Act.
There has been much commentary throughout the Rightosphere today on the decisions, with many, it seems, believing that the decision against the Provision, which subsidizes Obamacare enrollees insurance costs, will prevail and, therefore, is a ‘death-knell’ for the law.
This ruling means nothing, no matter what.
That entity known as The United States Of America is gone — finished, overthrown, discarded. It’s Constitution is de facto inoperative as far as those in Power And Control are concerned.
The Rule Of Law is gone, replaced by The Rule Of Whim.
We are living in a post-Constitutional Despotic State.
The Legislative Branch of this Despotic State will not resist Caesar, being as it is filled with Courtiers and sniveling Quislings.
This is just another scene in a very tragic farce.
It is imperative that our side, those of us who are fighting to Restore our Freedoms and Liberties, not delude ourselves in any way. We cannot afford to because victory will only be achieved if we remain clear-eyed and sober in devising our strategies and tactics. If we indulge in wishful-thinking, we will ultimately lose this War and our Posterity will, rightly, never forgive us.
Show me where there is any longer that reasonable expectation of Justice being delivered.
Show me how to have faith that the people running governments at any level will not act arbitrarily — the Law be damned — subjecting us to their personal, political, and petty desires, and their delusions of bringing about Heaven On Earth.
The guiding hand of Virtue has been severed and discarded, the malignant cancer of Ideology has metastasized, unleashing a maelstrom of mayhem in every part of our Culture.
The Center cannot hold because it has been undermined and abandoned — left unattended and unguarded, it has crumbled.
The condition of Law And Order has been reduced to a state of Lawlessness And Disorder, with every, single action we take subject to be declared a crime.
Chaos mounts. Anarchy looms. Fear grips the American Soul. There are no standards; there is no stability.
We are subject to a Despotism that seeks nothing less than our capitulation to it’s enslaving embrace.
In such a situation, can we afford to engage in wishful-thinking?
Forbid it! Strike such comforting fantasies and illusions from our Hearts and our Minds. Reject the Temptations of the Deadly Sins being offered to us by those who despise everything that America stands for and was before the virus of Leftism crossed our borders and ravaged our Society.
I know not what course others may take, but as for me: I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.
MANHATTAN — American flags were removed from atop the Brooklyn Bridge’s two towers Tuesday morning and replaced by white flags, sources said.
Police, including the NYPD‘s counter terrorism and intelligence divisions, were checking surveillance footage from the bridge after images of the white flags hit social media about 7 a.m., sources said.
“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.
It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.
Even if the person or group who put the flags up there are Leftists, it’s the symbolic significance that matters…and that is dead solid perfect.
In all areas, foreign and domestic, America has surrendered to the Totalitarians, be they coffee-house philosophers or pedophile cultists who worship a moon god.
Now, if it had been me, I would have merely taken the existing Stars And Stripes and rehung them upside down [a sign of Distress]…but, you know, now that I think of it, the White Flag Of Surrender is much more appropriate because The United States Of America is no more.
Thus, they voluntarily and ignominiously surrendered their own liberty, and exchanged a free constitution for a TYRANNY!
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 14 October 1771
But remember my countrymen, it will be better to have your liberties wrested from you by force, than to have it said that you even implicitly surrendered them.
—Samuel Adams, writing as ‘CANDIDUS’ in the Boston Gazette, 23 December 1771
Usually, in this semi-regular feature here at TCOTS, I focus on examples of the brutality and out-and-out hatred the pervades Leftist Thinking, but, in this installment, I’d like to provide an example that goes to the character — or lack, thereof — of the vast majority of those who have decided to channel their Nihilism into seeking to drag all of us down into their Anti-Life pit of pathetic despair and self-pitying misery.
The Occupy Wall Streeter who once sobbed in court because she had to appear in the same dress twice also threatened to kill two cops’ families, court papers show.
Couture-crazed protester Cecily McMillan — who became a poster child for OWS indignation after socking a cop in the eye in 2012 — was arrested again in December 2013 during a subway scuffle.
She was busted after allegedly urging two turnstile jumpers not to cooperate with a pair of cops in the Union Square subway station — and then made death threats against the officers, according to the papers.
“You don’t know who I am! Wait until you figure it out! You probably don’t have kids or a wife, but if you do, I’ll kill them!” McMillan, 26, allegedly screeched to the officers.
After four hours in custody, McMillan hissed to officers, “Look at what I am wearing! It is a botanist dress,’’ the papers state.
“This is a cocktail dress to be worn only standing up maximum four hours! I had three to four people that helped me get into this dress. The NYPD, you must supply me with clothing!”
McMillan said her dress was so tight that “my chest hurts” and demanded an ambulance.
The ranting revolutionary also ordered the cops to give her a pair of sweat pants and a T-shirt.
“You are a male chauvinist pig!” she yelled at one cop.
McMillan had already been arrested and was awaiting trial for punching the officer in 2012. On Dec. 7, 2013, she allegedly played counselor to the two fare-beaters during their bust.
“You don’t have to talk to them,” she allegedly told the suspects. “Don’t pay any attention to them. They did not identify themselves. I know the law. I’m a lawyer. Don’t cooperate with them.”
McMillan, who, in fact, is not a lawyer, was then arrested herself and promptly sniffed to officers, “I have dealt with the police before. I’m not scared of your scare tactics.”
The New School grad was convicted in the 2012 incident and spent two months in jail. She was just released from Rikers Island.
She has pleaded not guilty to the subway obstruction-of-justice rap, which carries a possible jail sentence of one year, and will appear in court on that charge Sept. 15.
She turned down a no-jail plea deal offered by prosecutors that would have required her to take anger-management classes.
-She’s a real catch. Attention all Beta Males! — Here’s The Womyn Of Your Dreams.
-’You don’t know who I am! Wait until you figure it out!’
Oh, I think we have….
-Look, there are some people you just have to write-off and I believe there is no possibility of taming this shrew.
-’[Y]ou must supply me with clothing!’
The only thing we must supply you with is utter contempt.
Instapundit’s latest column for USA Today is a damn timely read because it deals with a serious problem that has gotten quite worse in this age of The Digital Revolution:
… police often take it even more personally if you photograph them at work. As attorney Morgan Manning reported in Popular Mechanics, people who photograph police in the process of arresting — or beating, or shooting — suspected criminals often find themselves confronted by officers who demand that they hand over their cameras or delete the incriminating images.
Again, the police don’t have any authority to do that. In fact, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held in the case of Glik v. Cuniffe that the right to photograph police officers in public spaces is so clearly established that officers who break the law by interfering with citizens who do so can’t plead "good faith" immunity. Good-faith immunity is supposed to protect officers who have to act quickly in areas where the law is unclear. The right to take photographs of police officers in public places, said the Court of Appeals, isn’t unclear. (In fact, it’s so clear that the Justice Department has written a letter to law enforcement agencies making that point.) Now the same question is going before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which includes New York City, in response to the New York Police Department’s practice of interfering with people who record its officers.
The question shouldn’t even be close. Leaving aside the fundamental unfairness of law enforcement agencies filling the skies with drones and the streets with cameras and license-plate scanners while objecting to being recorded themselves, there’s an even more significant reason: Unlike private citizens going about their personal business, police officers — and, for that matter, public buildings — are paid for by the taxpayers. The taxpayers should have a right to keep an eye on what their employees are doing.
Dead solid perfect.
Just as when the people of The United States in their local communities and in the Several States began allowing for the creation of police departments and never relinquished their right to self-defense or their right to exercise policing powers, merely delegating the day-to-day business of it to an organized [training came later in the 19th Century] group run by a government entity, so we also never relinquished the right to monitor those employed in our name by the governments of The United States at all levels.
The police have their supervisors, but we are their bosses.
Now, of course, as Glenn points out in another context in his column, we can restrict, through our elected representatives, picture-taking under certain conditions, such as ‘certain classified military facilities‘ and of certain police officers who are at the moment working undercover. But, outside of these few actual security and real safety considerations, we, The Sovereign People [I can't emphasis that phrase enough], have the prerogative to takes pictures or film our law enforcement officials [not just police officers] in the performance of their duties. In fact, we have a Moral Duty to record their actions if we believe they are violating the law and, thus, breaking their oaths and betraying the Trust we have placed in them.
Any unreasonable restrictions of this Power that we have retained are Despotic.
Last week, frequent Protein Wisdom commentator I Callahan remarked:
We live in a time where nobody is individual, and everyone is part of a “special interest.”
We live in a time where most everybody is lacking in Virtue, refusing to pull their shifts as Guardians Of The Republic.
‘Rational Self-Interest’ – HA! – it’s now: Slothful Self-Interest.
And The Republic, as constituted, is dead.
— A M E R I C A 2 0 1 4 —
As I do every third Sunday Evening…
I think this is one of the best versions of the this wonderful song.
There’s a better home a-waiting…
From the album Traditionals, which is a compilation album put together, it seems, in the Netherlands so I would say it is rather fitting.
I have been unable to find out much about this young lady, but she sure has a gift.
Can the circle be unbroken
By and by, Lord, by and by…
The headline of the post by Donald Douglas says it all:
The cowardly rat bastards mobbed him and he was assaulted when his phone was grabbed and thrown away, but that didn’t stop our Donald.
ITEM: The Very Healthy Colon Of The Jarrett Junto.
New data shows the White House has painted a false picture of the Central American migration by hiding a huge spike in “family units” who are illegally crossing the Texas border.
The data, which was dumped by the U.S. border patrol late Friday afternoon, shows that inflow of youths and children traveling without parents has doubled since 2013, to 57,525 in the nine months up to July 2014.
But the number of migrants who cross the border in so-called “family units” has spiked five-fold to 55,420, according to the border patrol’s data, which came out amid a storm of news about the shoot-down of a Malaysian aircraft in Ukraine, delays in failed U.S. nuke talks with Iran, and on Hamas’ continued war against Israel.
In the Rio Grande area where most of the migrants are crossing the border, the number of so-called “unaccompanied children” was actually outnumbered by the inflow by adults, parents and children in “family units,” according to the data.
The much-faster growth in “family units” has been hidden by White House and agency officials, who have tried to portray the influx as a wave of children fleeing abuse and violence.
Many of the men, women and children who cross the border in “family units” are temporarily held until they’re transported to cities where they have relatives or friends.
This Administration is very experienced in data dumps…and dumping, crapping, all over the American People.
As we now know, this was never about abused children.
Wake-up Glen Beck and Ted Cruz — you’ve been played for fools.
The “children” pic.twitter.com/fE5BCCGNIx
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) July 15, 2014
ITEM: Cometh The White Horse.
From Bloomberg, Sonali Basak and Jennifer Oldham reporting, we learn [tip of the fedora to Iowahawk]:
Three more plague cases were found in Colorado, a week after the first infection of the deadliest form of the disease was reported in the state in a decade.
The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form. All four cases may be linked to the original man’s dog, which died from the illness, state health officials said.
Donald Douglas has a report from KNXV-TV - ABC-15 in Phoenix:
…this investigation, at ABC-15 KNXV-TV Phoenix, indicates the public health screening system is breaking down, and that chicken pox, influenza, pneumonia, viruses, staff infections, and tuberculosis are showing up across the Southwest.
With medical professionals overwhelmed by border chaos, illegal aliens are being sent across the U.S. without basic health screening, raising the prospect of epidemics of diseases once thought eradicated.
An internal Department of Defense memo obtained by ABC News reports that the director of refugee health at Health and Human Services “has identified a breakdown of the medical screening processes at the Nogales, Ariz., facility.” This may be just the tip of a medical-disaster iceberg.
Officials involved in moving the immigrants from Border Patrol processing centers to Health and Human Services facilities are, according to the memo, “putting sick (fevers and coughing) unaccompanied children on airplanes inbound for (Naval Base Ventura County) in addition to the chicken pox and coxsackie virus cases.”
Three unaccompanied minors were reportedly in the ICU at local hospitals in California, and two of them were diagnosed with strep pneumonia. The same naval base has experienced an outbreak of pneumonia and influenza among the unaccompanied minors at its detention facility.
The dispersal of illegal aliens, including unaccompanied minors, throughout the U.S. without proper medical screening is an appalling dereliction of duty by a president and an administration sworn to protect the health and safety of American citizens.
“Most of the border minors are being kept in overcrowded facilities ridden with poor hygiene,” Dr. Elizabeth Lee Vliet, a preventive medicine specialist, told Breitbart News recently, adding, “This is the ideal condition for a viral outbreak.”
“A public health crisis, the likes of which I have not seen in my lifetime, is looming,” Vliet wrote recently for World Net Daily. “Drug-resistant tuberculosis is the most serious risk, but even diseases like measles can cause severe complications and death in older or immuno-compromised patients.”
Border Patrol agents in Murrieta, Calif., have tested positive for tuberculosis. Hand and foot disease and Chagas disease, a tropical parasitic illness, both previously eradicated from the area, are on the rise.
The possibility also exists in these conditions for diseases such as dengue fever to hit the U.S.
“We had one get bacterial pneumonia a couple days ago,” Border Patrol union vice president Chris Cabrera told host Martha MacCallum on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom Monday. “A lot of our guys are coming down with scabies or lice.”
Donald has been doing yeoman’s work reporting on this Invasion. Do click here to read all of his posts on the subject.
The Jarrett Junto has shifted into high gear as if they intend to accomplish most of their ‘Fundamental Transformation’
before 20 January 2017.
So 3rd world invasion in Texas, bubonic plague in Denver, and water riots in Detroit. Can’t tell if it’s 399, 1399 or 1899.
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 18, 2014
Two can play at this game: Time To Get Medieval On The Left’s Asses.
ITEM: If This Is Not Treason, It Certainly Is Impeachable.
See my post from Friday:
To quote Patrick Henry:
Caesar had his Brutus, Charles I his Cromwell, and George III may profit by their example.
In post by Darleen Click, over at Protein Wisdom, Sdferr remarks in the Comment section:
There does seem a kind of principle beneath the appearances [of Obama and his Administration] though, right?
To give it a name or two: change. Or, chaos. The ground of tyranny. Arbitrary herky-jerky tyranny, intentionally stirring up trouble for want of any sort of stability, while gliding along accruing power for the sake of power (i.e. to enable more instability, to accrue more power, and repeat). Like a formula.
I and a few others, like Sdferr, have stated many times that the Left In America’s strategy is to sow and create Chaos in Society and then ride in like White Knights on white horses and restore order — a Totalitarian Order, but, hey, order and no more of that destructive uncertainty and wild bedlam.
But there is also another aspect to the Left’s strategy: while the Chaos is ongoing, while everyone is busy trying to keep up with the relentless barrage of latest incidents and outrages coming in from all directions, seize more Power And Control. Make damn sure you create the crisis and never let any crisis go to waste.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a small bit of Power And Control that’s seized because all the little bits add up quickly. To use another analogy: the accumulating of Power And Control is like a snowball rolling down hill, accumulating more layers, getting larger and bigger with each revolution [pun intended] of the snowball.
Here endeth the lesson.
UPDATE at 1903…
Sdferr in the Comments section:
It would be good, I think, particularly in light of the inadequate treatment I gave the subject at pw, to explore more fully the question of the trend regarding the border in ClownDisaster’s behaviors. To suggest roughly what I only dimly perceive about this, the border, or any border for that matter, is not simply a matter of a physical limit, but entails the identity of that “something” to which it makes a limit.
In other words, by means of muddying or erasing our border, the most fundamental identity contained within the border is itself brought into question — namely, the citizen or the meaning of the citizen. And yet, now that a defense of this fundamental being is made necessary, we see that heretofore no defense has been our practice, if only on account of the profound, wide-ranging agreement regarding the citizen, an agreement which hadn’t necessitated a defense. It just was, to our contentment.
However, now the mass (the polloi) who are utterly unaccustomed to making such a defense must rise to it, albeit that these are completely bereft of ideas how to proceed, for the mass has arrived back at the beginning and isn’t practiced in grasping beginnings. This will make for a very bumpy road as this mass attempts to regain its bearings.
Said Section reads, in full [emphasis mine]:
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
A big tip of the fedora to the lady, Velvet Hammer.
Clearly, what we are witnessing with the massive and uncontrolled influx of illegal aliens through our southern border is an Invasion of those states that border the Fascist state of Mexico.
It is the Constitutional Duty of the national government, per Article IV, to protect those border states against this Invasion.
Further, there is nothing in the definition of the word ‘invasion’ that requires it be solely conducted by armed forces of another country or by terrorist groups. The definition found in the Oxford English Dictionary:
1. An instance of invading a country or region with an armed force.
1.1. An incursion by a large number of people or things into a place or sphere of activity.
1.2. An unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain.
What is occurring now incontestably and undeniably meets that definition.
James Madison, speaking before the Virginia Ratifying Convention on 06 June 1788:
[W]ithout a general controlling power to call forth the strength of the Union to repel invasions, the country might be overrun and conquered by foreign enemies.
Are we not being overrun and conquered by people who have no intention of preserving, protecting, and complying with The Constitution? By their very first act — entering The United States in violation of our immigration laws, exhibiting contempt for our sovereignty — these people, no matter what their age, are signaling their disdain and disrespect for The Constitution and the Sovereign People who are it’s masters. That this Invasion is predominately a criminal one and not one being carried out by an armed force of another country [although, there is evidence that the governments of other countries are aiding and abetting these invaders] does not matter. It is an Invasion.
The Sovereign People of The United States have, either directly or indirectly through their elected representatives in the Several States, sought relief from the national government, from ‘the Union’, to enforce the existing Federal immigration laws. And the national government’s answer has been to treat The Sovereign People with contempt and derision or silence.
The President is charged with faithfully executing the Laws Of The United States and, regarding this Invasion, he has refused to do so.
His actions in this matter meet the definition of a Misdemeanor in the President Impeachment Clause [Article II, Section 4], as understood by the members of The Constitution Convention. As Stephen Presser has written in the Heritage Guide To the Constitution [emphasis mine]:
Some scholarly commentary at the time of the Nixon impeachment proceedings argued that the actual commission of a crime was necessary to serve as a basis for an impeachment proceeding. However, the historical record of impeachments in England, which furnished the Constitution’s Framers with the term "high Crimes and Misdemeanors," does not support such a limitation; at that time, the word "Misdemeanors" meant simply "misdeeds," rather than "petty crimes," as it now does. The issue was revisited at the time of the Clinton impeachment, when those who sought to remove the President from office, basing their arguments principally on the English experience and The Federalist No. 64, claimed that a President could be removed for any misconduct that indicated that he did not possess the requisite honor, integrity, and character to be trusted to carry out his functions in a manner free from corruption. As James Iredell (later Associate Justice of the Supreme Court) opined in the North Carolina ratifying convention, impeachment should be used to remedy harm "arising from acts of great injury to the community."
That this President is a Tyrant has been proven time and time again since he took office on 20 January 2009.
That he has not been Impeached and convicted of his High Crimes And Misdemeanors as of this date is a chilling sign that we have become a depraved and indolent people.
That whole practice of calling it the ‘Democrat’ Party instead of the Democratic Party was started by some fool in the GOP because they didn’t want the Dems to be seen as THE Party of Democracy.
I refuse to do it because they are believers in Democracy – which The Founding Fathers abhorred.
So, let the rat bastards have the term – it’s one of the few they use which is truthful.
On the other hand, refuse to use the term ‘Republican’ to describe the Quisling Party because to do so is to lie.
We are the actual republicans.
And we’re OUTLAWS.
Succinctly and accurately provided by Serr8d, in a comment over at Protein Wisdom:
Seems the history of our Republic might be visualized like the arc of a doomed Malaysian airliner..coming to a sudden end without the passengers being able to do a damned thing about it. Because we can’t.
The cake is baked, Obama was just the icing. All’s we need now is for Elizabeth Warren to pop out of it wearing nothing but a feathered headdress. Hissing
Oh…so…we’re all going to end up blinded just like in Day Of The Triffids?
Big Bang Hunter looks on the bright side:
I’d pay good money to see that if it would end with a dump truck dropping a load of manure on her.
‘Gay’ as in it’s proper, original, non-perverted meaning*…
By this Tweet, Lisa Graas earns herself a special place in Heaven:
— Lisa Graas (@CatholicLisa) July 16, 2014
Truth is a beautiful thing…as is Fair Lisa.
*OED: Light-hearted and carefree.
Special guest post by The Reverend David R. Graham, A.M.D.G.
Prayer Of Intercession
Oh God, my God, Almighty Father,
I trust You.
It is time You rise and take action.
Call the nations to tribunal and sort them out, the evil from the good, the proper from the improper.
Summon the presidents and prime ministers and legislators and the bureaucrats to bear witness to Your Glory.
Summon the clergy and professors to bend the neck and knee to You.
Bring all those to the place of judgement.
Make them undergo examination, charge, verdict and sentence.
Cast them down who refuse to bow, who mock Dharma.
Let them not rise again but remain forever dirt under the feet of beasts and food for vermin and vultures.
The nations are weary of management and crave leadership.
The people are sick of fear and mourning and crave laughing, dancing and singing.
Families are torn by rue, cynicism and chaos and crave unity and quiet.
The time is now to grind down the hags clutching and ripping the back of Duty Honor Country.
Give us leadership, O God, my God. Give us leadership.
You know who they are. Raise them up and put them in motion to triumph and serve.
Strong men who love goodness and courageous women who love their children.
By Your Grace, we will know them when we see them.
We need them now. We need You now, in the thick of things, to make order.
Grasp the whole world to Your Heart.
Cool the feverish minds and eliminate the mockers.
Judge the world, Your world. Now, O Lord.
I beg of You. This is the time for You to act in judgement.
Your will be done.
[Do check out The Rev's blog: Theological Geography]
I must say, I like the cut of Roger Kaplan’s jib [this is work quoting in full]:
There is a way to deal with the children, teenagers, and adults who are crossing the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States.
It is simple. It is straightforward. It is efficient. It is politically, strategically, legally acceptable. I am not sure about morally, but who is sure about anything morally these days?
There is no law that says the Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona National Guards cannot be mobilized to protect the hundreds of miles on our southern border that are violated daily by illegal immigrants. Reports differ, but recent estimates have close to a hundred thousand entries since the beginning of this year, most of them, we are told, from Central American countries.
There is no law, and no political wisdom, that says that if persons refuse direct orders to halt at a border crossing, you cannot stop them forcibly. It is widely acknowledged the world over that national sovereignty includes the right to defend recognized international borders.
In a majority of countries, the defense of borders is understood to include the right, in fact the duty, to use force. That is why border police worldwide are armed. On many borders they are soldiers. Force may be lethal when the alleged perpetrators of illegal acts — as clandestine border crossings are universally defined — refuse to cooperate with police or any other legitimate authorities.
Strategically, this policy has several advantages.
In the first place, if carried out without qualms, scruples, or Miranda rules, it will work. A few salvos of grapeshot and the invasion — what else is it? — will be turned back. It will stop. Those who are present, who have been housed, fed, and given legal advice in various improvised shelters, should be rounded up, taken to the border, and told to walk or swim, as the case may be, back into Mexico. If they refuse to move, firepower can be used to encourage them.
Of course, there are a great many more illegal immigrants in the U.S. than the estimated hundred thousand who, reportedly, have arrived from Central America and Mexico in the last several months and are the focus of the current policy agonizing. Observe in passing that such agonizing is confined to Washington politicians and their attendants in the yak-yak classes. No one in the real country will object to something as clear and straightforward as shooting criminals, especially when the results are immediate and satisfying. However, while this policy is being deployed and executed, it would be sensible to ask federal and state authorities to organize the most broad sweeps possible of known illegal immigrants and bring them, too, to the border, where they, too, will be told to walk or swim in the direction marked “south” by signs put up for the occasion.
The idea is to send a clear message. Federal and state governments can then announce that anyone who is in the U.S. illegally has 72 hours to turn himself in or risk being caught in the continuing and increasingly popular roundups.
As they turn themselves in, these people can be, indeed should be, told that the choice is theirs now. What choice? The choice to obey the law or face immediate deportation without due process. Obeying the law — we can work out the details as we go along, for after all, has not our government lately been improvising on what the law says on who knows how many matters — means very simply that they must join a federal agency, at no pay but in exchange for room and board. Which agency? The Army. They can join the Army. This can be extended to other security agencies, as the need arises, but we can start with the Army.
If they are fit, they can be trained and shipped overseas — Afghanistan, Iraq, the Gaza strip, the Somali coast, the Saharan desert, the line between the two Koreas, and any other place on earth where American national interests are threatened by savages, political gangsters, or pirates.
Led by the toughest, bravest, wisest officers and noncoms in the U.S. Army, our F-force — the Foreign Force for Freedom, we can call it — will have a mission: put an end to our enemies’ ability to cause harm. This is, note, Clausewitz’s definition of war, and the cornerstone of the thinking of American strategists until 1945.
In return for a given number of years of service — how many can be discussed — either in the F-Legion or, for those who flunk boot camp, jobs in non-combatant support, our foreign legionnaires will be thanked, welcomed into American society, given citizenship, start collecting military pay (they cannot leave the military until and unless they have a solid civilian job offer), and pay their taxes.
We are always being lectured by bien-pensant liberals that we are a nation of immigrants. Of course we are a nation of immigrants. Everyone here is an immigrant or a descendant of immigrants, including the immigrants who preceded the immigrants and whom scientists believe came from Siberia, Polynesia, Melanesia, and, apparently (viz. their name), India. Well, if everyone has immigrant genes, we should be grateful for more. They are us. We be them. But the quid pro quo in these complex modern times is that you are expected to contribute to the growth of freedom and prosperity. This was always taken for granted — the railroads, the restaurants, the harnessing of the atom, breakthroughs in medicine, even the magic of American English — all gifts of immigrants.
In many lands, evidence of immigration came, still does, in the form of scorched earth, rapine, and plunder. In America, evidence of immigration comes in the form of the Empire State Building, the transcontinental railroad, amazing triumphs in every scientific field, and the sacrifices made by recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor, who were willing and ready to go to strange and distant and barbaric places to defend the liberties and opportunities which they or their families sought and found here.
We want them. But we expect them to want us. What they want is not always a good idea — organized crime in our country historically and still today is largely the doing of recent immigrants — but in the large sweep of things it has worked out, the net consequences of a welcome at the border have been positive.
Without a serious immigration policy, the welcome has turned into a lottery run by mental cases who come up with different rules depending on the kind of night they had. It is scarcely surprising that the emigrants view el Norte not as a dream but as an entitlement. By restoring order, we will restore the unique greatness of the American Dream, you give and you get, you sacrifice and you earn.
Bravo to the man for having the guts to say what needed to be said.
And, if there are any violent and destructive protests by illegal aliens already in this country and/or their American Citizen allies and/or groups like The Race [La Raza], put the rubber bullets and pepper bags in storage, load-up the live ammo, and shoot a few of the insurrectionist bastards.
Enough is enough.
Author Brad Thor is one of ‘The Good Guys’, one of those Americans who is (1) a Constitutional Conservative and (2) understands the what’s at stake in our struggle against the Left.
In an interview with David Steinberg, over at PJ Media [which is well-worth a read], Mr. Thor, near the end, remarks [emphasis mine]:
I have talked to several people who I won’t name, but several who are being talked about as potential GOP presidential candidates for 2016. I’ve had excellent conversations with all of them. There are things I love about each, and there are things that make me say “oh, come on, seriously?” about some. I’m not going to get a perfect candidate to support. I know that and I am ready for that. I may be surprised, I may actually get the perfect candidate, but it’s a fool’s errand to think that you will. This is like getting married. If you’re hitting on four out of five cylinders, then grab that woman or man with both hands and get them to an altar. You’re never going to hit on five out of five. But — I know that this country, this republic cannot survive another Democrat presidency.
We cannot and will not survive that. It is incumbent upon us, even if we have to put in some wishy washy guy — and I am going to fight in the primaries to make sure we do not get the Republican in name only — but if that’s what it takes, than that person is better than putting a Democrat in. That being said, I think all of us are concerned about the direction of the GOP. This is the dilemma I have.
I believe America can always come back, can always be rebuilt. But I don’t want the GOP thinking they can just stick in another squishy candidate and that I will go vote for that person. I can’t tell you I would go vote for Hillary, but this is the dilemma we’ve got. The Republican Party needs to know that I will not just show up and pull the lever regardless of who they put in there.
That’s an issue for me, that’s a real dilemma. I’m looking at a GOP that takes my vote for granted. I hate the GOP with a passion. I used to be a big supporter, used to send money. Now I hate the GOP with a passion. Because the Republican Party isn’t about the American citizen. The Republican Party is about the Republican Party. The establishment GOP, of course, that’s what I’m speaking of.
So, he will vote for the GOP Presidential Nominee because doing so is ‘better than putting a Democrat in’ because ‘this republic cannot survive another Democrat presidency’. This is a legitimate position to hold and some of our fellow conservatives and Classical Liberals believe this is the strategy we must employ in 2016 — as regular readers of these Dispatches well-know, I am opposed to this approach.
In the second set of remarks I bolded, Mr. Thor contradicts himself by letting the GOP Establishment know, ‘I will not just show up and pull the lever regardless of who [you] put in there’.
Which is it? The answer is important.
Bonasera: Then let them-a suffer as-a she suffers.
The only way the GOP and Conservative Establishments are going to get our message is if we make them suffer greatly. We have spent decades seeking a more gentler means of redress and they have laughed at us, scorned us, and, especially in the last few years, sought to delegitimize us. Yet, like an physically violent husband, they have expected and demanded that we, The Base, stay married to them.
It’s Burning Bed Time.