BY JIM O’NEILL
You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t hand power to an angry left-wing mob.
You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t hand power to an angry left-wing mob.
Photo from a recent Pleasanton Memorial Day observance shows members of the American Legion, VFW color-guards and local Scouts posting the colors.
Maybe we have become desensitized to scheming politicians. It is part of our national psyche. Jokes about politicians suddenly generate little reaction other than perhaps some nervous laughter. We accept that politicians promise, but rarely deliver. Maybe that is why fewer than half of us bother to vote. That alone is the saddest of facts. When politicians stopped representing the people who elected them in deference to the people who bought them, we ceased being a representative republic. These days it seems every politician is talking about democracy. Even the communists talked of democracy to soothe the fears of the populace. It was an often ill informed populace. Pure democracy is something we never had. Our founders wisely preferred a representative republic to mob rule and as Mr. Franklin warned, “if you can keep it… .”
Previously I stated where I believe our country will end if we continue down the road we are traveling. I was called a Chicken Little, mister gloom and doom. We have been in worse places I am told and survived. Yes, we have been in worse places. As a people we fought our way out of those difficult places. But never have we had an entity deep inside of our country and government so corrupt that it is willing to destroy any remnant of our republic and the democracy promised to the ignorant. This is an entity willing to destroy all that allowed them to achieve status and wealth in the first place just in order that they may secure more wealth and power rendering our nation to just another piece of the globalist serfdom. A serfdom where acquiring wealth is out of reach for most.
When I complete a mental recon of any situation, I worst case it. It is part of critical thinking. In critical thinking you work backwards from worst case to present. It helps you know the way you must go. By necessity, you map out the route to where you need to go while blocking avenues leading to the worst case destination. I asked if you have ever pondered how we arrived at this place teetering on the verge of national suicide. Someone called me an expletive moron for having the audacity to even raise such a silly question. Of course we have pondered it!
To destroy a people or country or anything for that matter you must severely weaken its foundation. Experience tells me there will be much disagreement about what I consider the foundation of the United States of America and it will come from multiple directions and often arrive in profane declarations. Some will agree, some will disparage, and some will build a straw man around a single phrase and beat senseless the straw man without ever critically pondering the question. This is a benefit likely derived from headline reading and solving the world’s problems in a 144 characters with a hash tag and the anonymity of the cyber world. For the time being, this is still the United States of America and as citizens freedom is our birthright. With freedom comes the right to speak freely about what one believes. If you exercise your right by engaging in attacks and name calling, no one much cares what else you have to say beyond that.
God, Family and Country is our foundation.
[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other. – John Adams – Wall Builders – Importance of Morality and Religion in Government
God is the bedrock of our foundation. Atheists and others tell us God is not needed to help distinguish right from wrong or what is moral from immoral. Somehow they just know right from wrong and are adamant that there exists no higher moral authority than themselves and the greater humanistic tradition. From the earliest days of life, if honest about it, we naturally knew right from wrong.
I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts. – From Jeremiah 31 (NIV)
For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. – From Romans 1 (NIV)
Without the moral authority that comes from God and that is integral to the Judeo-Christian values on which this nation was founded, humanity is inherently evil. One does not have to search very far into history to learn of the evil perpetuated upon the world and people by Godless nations. To that, millions of graves offer testimony. I have also listened to the views of Christian bigots who spew streams of profanity and attack with accusations of proselytizing even at the mere mention of God. Is not “proselytizing”, in most cases stated as a pejorative, just advocating – offering one point of view rather than another – in this instance, the merits of Judeo-Christian values rather than the alternative? And does not the alternative adamantly “proselytize” for their views – even to the point of coercing or trying to destroy those who do not accept their way? Our founders were clear in their views of the importance of morality and religion in the governed and government. A religious and moral people are a lawful people. It is a citizenry that upholds and follows the laws of the land as bound by their Christian faith.
The Judeo-Christian underpinning of our nation is well established in historical documents. For decades, there has been a concerted effort to remove God from our country – to remove the bedrock of our nation and culture – to remove The higher moral authority. As studies have shown, the numbers of Americans who claim they are Christian is in steady decline. We are losing the battle. God is always with us, but he gives us the free will to choose our own path. He will also stand aside and allow us to pursue destruction if that is the way we choose.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. – From 2 Chronicles (NIV)
Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. – From Romans 1 (NIV)
Family is the basic social institution of our foundation. I remember Sociology 101 circa 1971. The discussion of the day surrounded the future of the nuclear family. The accepted definition of traditional nuclear family was a father, mother and children. It was the primary source of socialization for children and the most basic building block for society. Today’s definition expands to a pair of adults and their children or a single parent and children or pretty much however you choose to define family as a unit consisting of adults and children. The basic socialization of a child takes place in the family including basic social ideas, attitudes, values, and religious and moral training.
When we backed away from a moral authority, redefining human kind’s oldest social institutions, family and marriage, became easy.
Not only have we re-defined family, but our War on Poverty welfare among other things has created more single mother households. It is these families that are most likely to remain in poverty, most likely to be poorly educated, and most likely to become involved in unacceptable social activities. That is just another sad fact considering the high percentage of children born out of wedlock, as high as 70 percent in some groups. In many of these single parent homes, children simply do not receive the primary social skills that are integral to all Western society.
We are losing the war on the family. The destruction of the traditional nuclear family means the destruction of our social foundation.
Identity as a Country is our foundation. With the loss of a moral authority and the systematic destruction of the family, keeping our identity as a country is our last line of defense. In recent years, we have lost much ground in that war. What defines a country? Borders, culture, and language. There is an all out assault on all three and if we continue in the same direction, we will cease to exist as a country. Globalist progressive politicians refuse to enforce border security and immigration laws. They will not declare English as the country’s official language. People stand on our flag, raise the flags of other countries or groups above the American flag and second string athletes refuse to stand for our national anthem. Most egregious is the images we see of elected government “servants” that we pay who swore oaths to support and defend the Constitution, sitting on their asses looking at their telephones rather than standing hand over heart and pledging allegiance to our country. Yes, we are in great shape.
We are losing the war on all fronts. We can only hope to win if we re-fortify our foundation. That requires similarly focused leadership and an informed citizenry.
© 2016 J. D. Pendry
I saw this video and admittedly cried through most of it. Knowing that a young and God loving child could be so right on made me bristle with shame for the nightmare we are leaving our future generations.
I cannot seem to convince anyone that it’s time to physically protest by establishing a massive revolt against government overreach, over taxation, taxation without representation etc. Why do we support financially a Government that is hell bent on our destruction?
This is so sad that a mere child is focused on the degeneracy of our once great nation, rather than living an innocent and happy childhood in a free and God fearing land.
Please – May God soon violently erase the Monsters responsible for this attack on our children and the raping of their minds and souls.
In my view – if you are doing nothing to alter the path of America in a downward smile, look closely in the mirror as it might be that you are the monster. Apathy is not a Godly value and the children of America are crying out for us to rescue them from the horror that we have allowed to take charge.
If this video doesn’t stir you to rise up – Then I pity your lost soul!
17, 2015 by FrontPage Magazinefor
“This is a place of inspiring memories. Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position,” President Herbert Hoover said.
“This small band of patriots turned back a dangerous invasion.”
But no matter how often dangerous invasions are defeated, they come again.
The thousand men that Hoover spoke of gained their victory at the Battle of Kings Mountain. The Spartan Regiment that fought there when, as Theodore Roosevelt wrote, “All the Southern lands lay at the feet of the conquerors” and “There was not a single organized body of American troops left” gave their name to Spartanburg, South Carolina.
And now, Spartanburg faces a dangerous invasion with only a handful of patriots inspired by the urge of freedom to stand against it.
The invasion is a silent and secret one. The soldiers come as refugees funneled through ratlines run by liberal churches and other pseudo-religious organizations. Tens of thousands of Muslim migrants come from conflict zones to small towns and cities across the country just like Spartanburg each year.
But Spartanburg’s fighting spirit is still alive and Congressman Trey Gowdy, who represents the Spartanburg area, has challenged a plan to dump migrants, including possibly Syrians, there, inquiring whether they have criminal records and what background checks have been performed on them.
According to Thomas Jefferson, the Battle of Kings Mountain turned the tide in the Revolutionary War. Likewise the shot fired at Spartanburg may have great implications for the rest of the country. The invasion of Spartanburg is really an invasion of America through the Refugee Resettlement Program.
Most Americans know very little about the machinery of migration. They only notice that something is happening when their towns begin to change and their way of life begins to come apart. When they do think about immigration, their impression is of a massive howitzer cannon firing off new arrivals into major cities. Refugee resettlement however is more of a sniper rifle targeting places like Spartanburg with a limited number of arrivals that then begin to dramatically transform their host area through community organizations, localized welfare and the chain migration of families.
In 1980, Jimmy Carter signed Ted Kennedy’s Refugee Act into law. The Refugee Act used the UN definition of refugee while allowing up to 50,000 refugees to be admitted each year. The number has since increased with 70,000 refugees admitted last year alone. The ceiling for the number of refugees is determined each year. And that determination has a significant impact on the lives of Americans.
Refugee resettlement has long since become a machine bringing together an army of bureaucrats from a number of different offices with religious contractors who act as Volags, short for Voluntary Agencies, providing a pious justification for the colonization of the country while they gorge on taxpayer funds.
The list of Volags includes the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, but the refugees are rarely of their faith.
The number one language spoken by refugees admitted to the United States last year is Arabic. The third most common language is Somali.
Almost twice as many Somalis as Spanish-speakers were admitted as refugees last year. Minnesota alone has suffered under the weight of over 10,000 Somalis over the last decade. And the number of Somalis more than tripled under Obama, flooding communities and devastating entire areas of the country.
The number of Arabic speakers also drastically increased, going from under 10,000 to nearly 18,000. We took in four Arabic speaking refugees for every Spanish-speaking refugee.
While it might be nice to imagine that persecuted Christians or Yazidis are being taken in from Syria, the vast majority of refugees are Sunni Muslims, the same sect that birthed Al Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood and ISIS.
In one month, we took in 437 Sunni Muslims from Syria, 1 Catholic, 47 Christians and 1 Yazidi.
The Volags may invoke the Bible in defense of refugee resettlement, but they are invoking it in the service of the Koran. Whether a cross or a star dangles on the door, inside is the dark crescent of Islam.
Unlike most other forms of immigration, refugee resettlement is the most dangerous and the least likely to be questioned. Its tactic of dumping migrants into communities, which are swiftly forced to adapt to demands for interpreters, social services, welfare and violence, is clothed in the pious garb of religion.
While the government gives religious groups money, they give it moral shielding, and the local people lose their rights, their homes, their money and sometimes their lives. But the attack on Spartanburg has brought attention to the practices of this secretive and deceptive program.
Congressman Gowdy’s letter is an important first step in casting light on its shadowy practices. While many Americans who have lost jobs, homes and loved ones to this terrible tide have come to despair, the lesson of Spartanburg remains with us. A handful of patriots prevailed in South Carolina against superior odds when the cause seemed abandoned and lost, when the armies that should have stood had broken and only a handful of rebels remained from what had once been a great cause.
America was built by handfuls of patriots doing their part in the right place at the right time. We remember the pivotal movements, but we often forget the length of the road to their victories.
All the statistics and information in this article came from one site, Ann Corcoran’s Refugee Resettlement Watch.
On July 1st, 2007, Ann debuted her first post, a fact sheet on Refugee Resettlement. Ten days later, she recorded 200 views and commented that, “If the mainstream media won’t touch this issue, won’t investigate it or debate it, guess we will be going around them directly to you.”
Today Ann continues to drive the debate in directions the media doesn’t want. Her work has reached Gowdy’s attention and it has armed thousands of citizen activists with the information that they need to protect their homes, their communities and their country. She is an example of how we can all make a difference by tackling individual issues overlooked by many with thoroughness, clarity and depth.
“It was a little army and a little battle, but it was of mighty portent,” Hoover said of the Spartan Regiment and the Battle of Kings Mountain.
Even if we do not form great armies and fight great battles, we can all be little armies fighting little battles and it may be that we shall one day learn that these little battles were of mighty portent.
America faces battles on many fronts. The greatest of these is the battle for our identity. We fight for our right to be who we are. Who we always were. The mass migration is not immigration, it is colonization. Its goal is to destroy the American system by destroying the American spirit.
When we fight even the little battles for our way of life, we keep that spirit, the spirit of the Spartan Regiment, the spirit of Spartanburg, alive.
“There is an apocalyptic dimension to global Jihad. Jihadists believe they are engaged in a ‘sacred task’ to redeem the world via conquest. We hide our eyes while they do not hide their intentions.”
Please meet Professor Richard Landes, a medieval historian who specializes in apocalyptic movements. He knows what he is talking about. Landes delivered a stellar speech earlier this week for the Institute for Global Anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP).
We sat around a table in a well-appointed room which serves as the ISGAP office in New York City. We were an attentive and appreciative audience.
Landes, who maintains several excellent websites (Second Draft and Augean Stables), is astounded by the global progressive Left’s desire to embrace the “Other”; doing so proves their humanity. However, for the Western-embraced Jihadi, the “Other” (all infidels, the “wrong” kind of Muslims, apostates, homosexuals, etc.) must be “annihilated.”
In the name of anti-racism and anti-imperialism, the progressive Left has made common cause with the most imperialist and racist force on earth. Orwell himself would not be surprised by the way in which hate groups have dubbed themselves “peace” groups.
Westerners do not want to appear provincial, tribal, judgmental, exceptional, and have rushed to embrace “other” cultures, especially those which have not evolved, are intensely tribal, and exceedingly barbaric. It’s a case of “It’s their side, right or wrong.” This alliance is precisely what I have called a Perfect Storm.
The capacity of Westerners, including Jews, to proudly embrace and “promote” their enemies is astounding. Landes showed slides of demonstrations in which leftists in the UK wear tee shirts that say: “We are Hamas.” The foolishness of such “useful idiots” would be quite amusing were it not so tragic.
Jihadists envision the Queen of England wearing a burqa and the flag of Islam over the White House.
Hamas is not a religious and nationalist movement as so many westerners have misguidedly claimed; it is a terrorist and annihilationist entity, cruel to its own people, and dedicated to the extermination of Jews.
Most westerners assume that to Islamists, America is the Great Satan and Israel the Little Satan. Not so, our lecturer insists:
“Many Jihadis view the United States and the rest of Crusader Christianity (i.e. European West) as mere pawns duped by the Jews…victims of the Jewish conspiracy to degrade and enslave all of humankind. First the Jews got the Christians to take the tendered bait (democracy, progressive values), and now they bow to every Jewish whim…
For Jihadis, few victories could compare in value with the destruction of Israel, a triumph of immense symbolic power. It would change the direction of sacred and global history, revive Arab pride and Muslim confidence that their religion will dominate, it would make them ‘the strong horse.’ It would also reveal the frailty of the West, sacrificing an ally to curry favor with an enemy: the weak horse.”
Surreal as this all may sound, it is the prevailing belief of many Jihadists. They envision the Queen of England wearing a burqa and the flag of Islam over the White House.
Anti-Zionism, which is the new anti-Semitism, has spread like a “visceral virus.” Jihadis have used the West’s free press in order to preach submission, intimidation, enslavement. Indeed, we have seen the liberal-Left Western media “mainstream Jihadi propaganda as news.” We have also seen Jews who claim to be pro-Israel—proving it by being the first criticize to the Jewish state; in Landes’ words “they have an insatiable appetite for stories of Israel behaving badly.” Or as Anthony Julius has said: “They are proud to be ashamed to be Jewish.”
Christian replacement theology and Palestinian propaganda quite effectively turned Mohammed al-Dura into the little Jewish boy in the ghetto with his hands up, facing armed adult Nazis. This new iconography super-ceded Holocaust-era facticity.
According to Landes:
“The only way for the democratic, multi-cultural, tolerant, self-critical, progressive West to survive the Jihadi attack, is to resist those juicy morsels of moral Schadenfreude about Jews behaving badly, and the unconscious racism of moral expectations involved, even (especially) when offered up by Jews… (they should) resist the temptation when the lethal narratives are not only inaccurate, but wrapped up as descriptions of an apocalyptic evil.
“Ironically, to save itself, “the West must genuinely renounce its long romance with Jew-hatred which, right now, constitutes its single greatest vulnerability.”
Landes hopes that the “progressive Left” will engage in some self-criticism before it is too late. (I doubt that this will happen in time.) Landes also views America as far more tolerant than Europe and as still “exceptional.” He suggests a perfectly sane —and therefore radical—solution for Europe if it is to survive as a post-Enlightenment civilization.
In my view, we are now all Israelis. Civilians anywhere, everywhere, are potential targets. Increasingly, at airports, in government buildings, at television stations, the security has grown tight, and resembles the kind of security that Israel alone was first forced to pioneer and that now exists for every Jewish building in Europe and the United States.
I would say that, post 9/11, Jihad is here as well.
ISGAP represents the first serious push-back on the “battlefield of ideas.”
ISGAP now has a foothold at Fordham and Harvard law schools, Stanford and McGill. It’s now at Columbia Law, Sapienza University in Rome, the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and at the University of Chile. In the 2014-2015 academic year, ISGAP presented more than 100 seminars in English, French and Italian.
This coming summer, ISGAP will be training professors at Oxford. Applications have poured in from Canada, the United States, the UK, Russia, China, Brazil and Argentina.