Tuesday, May 31, 2011
The trouble with secrets is that you believe that you know something when in fact, you don't. As an example, I give you the Federal government's propensity to hide it's legislative actions from public sight. They create an emergency, get the news media on board with said emergency so that they can frighten the public, inflate the bill to a couple thousand pages with unrelated spending and favors, and finally rush it through the legislative process in order to "handle" the newly invented "emergency." As proof of this dishonest approach to governance I give you the comments of former White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who said "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. What I mean by that is it's an opportunity to do things you couldn't do before." Like the story of the boy who cried wolf, the public will become jaded and will no longer respond to an actual crisis. Yet another strata of damage done to the public at large courtesy of the had wringing left. Nancy Pelosi took this tactic to heart and even managed to go further.
The former Speaker of the House presided over the most closed, opaque, and one of the most corrupt Congresses in the history of our nation. When she first took that office Speaker Pelosi told the American people that she would "drain the swamp," make the legislative process more open, deal harshly with corrupt members of the House, and finally she would be the bipartisan hand that reaches across the aisle. What a joke.
Among her first acts as Speaker, she froze the Republicans out of the legislative process. Stop and think about that for a second. By freezing out every Republican in the House of Representatives and preventing them from having a voice in the legislative process she ultimately punished the citizens who elected them to office in order to represent their interests for not voting in a Democrat instead. In essence, those citizens had no voice in their own government courtesy of the Democratic Party. While it is certainly true that a district can punish itself with a poor choice, never before had the government punished the citizenry for a political choice. That marks an extraordinarily dangerous change in the government. Did anyone hear the media complaining about those citizens being denied a voice in their own government by the Democrats? I am sure that there were blacks, Asians, Jews, Muslims, and other minorities in addition to whites who were being screwed over because each congressional district is a mixture of people, but not a single word was breathed by the racially sensitive high and mighty of the news media because they agreed with this reprehensible tactic of the Democratic Party. But it would grow darker.
When the Congressmen began to hide their actions from public sight by holding closed door hearings, changing the locks to committee rooms to keep out Republicans, canceling town halls back home, and ignoring the American Constitution, the silence was deafening. In fact, the utter disregard for the American Constitution should have scared the hell out of you. That lone document is the sole foundation for all of your rights as a citizen of the United States. The freedom of speech, freedom to assemble, freedom from unreasonable searches, right to own firearms, and others, are all guaranteed by that document. So when the Speaker was asked under what Constitutional authority she was acting to bring about socialized medicine, she asked if the reporter was joking with a shocked expression on her face. If leadership determines the culture of the subordinates, her total disregard for the most important document in American jurisprudence speaks volumes about why the Democrats would love to see the Constitution shredded. The last thing that a tyrant wants is limits upon his power, and the American Constitution is just that. What is the purpose of governing in secret if you can't do what you want to do without restrictions? It is a lesson that Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro have taught the American left well.
While governing in secret and hiding your dirty dealings from the idiots who voted in the neo-aristocracy is always fun and allows for all kind of abuses, it doesn't allow you to consolidate your power and to finally lock out your political rivals. But wait, didn't the left complain bitterly about the Patriot Act, Gitmo, and water boarding because the government had too much power? True, but that was when a Republican was in the White House. Now that a Marxist Democrat is President, it's all right. Oh wait, they don't like to be branded as Marxists anymore, they prefer to be called "progressives" now.
Between the impressive access and political power of unions, far left fringe groups, Marxists and Maoists, and the morally corrupt George Soros, where does the influence of the American people fit in with this government? After the last election, the American people spoke with a loud, clear voice and was ignored. Not only by the Democrats mind you, but by the Republicans as well. Back a man against a wall, rob him of his earnings, and then telling him that he is a complete fool for hiring his own criminal to victimize him, now appears to be the national sport inside of the beltway. From Eric Cantor to Barney Frank, nobody really wants to seriously cut the national deficit because money is power and behind it all is the power of taxation, which is of course the power to rob you blind.
For years I have heard the arguments to return to the fundamental principles of the founders. No one has listened. A handful of citizens get it and they created the Tea Parties, one or two politicians get it, but the vast majority of politicians are tyrants, to a varying degree, who will happily relieve you of your personal freedoms and keep you in servitude to the nanny government who finds it necessary to rule your daily life.
If you note the excesses of government, the intrusions into your private life, the meddling with your diet, out of control spending, and the merciless tampering with the minds of our children in the public education system you will witness a disturbing trend. Because it is there that you will find the dangers of hidden legislation and of lies to the American people. This is because of the psychology involved in engaging in such behavior.
A liar disrespects the person to whom he is lying. This is because people lie for two reasons: they either seek to gain an advantage for themselves or they seek to avoid the consequences of their actions. Neither quality is desired in an elected representative. Take Bill Clinton for example. He lied about sexually harassing a woman who was suing him for his lack of self control and about penetrating a young woman at the White House with a cigar, among other things. He lied to the Court, he lied to the special prosecutor, he lied to Congress, and he lied to the American people. The reaction of the Washington elite was disconcerting because they sought to justify his lies and to defend this conduct. In fact, it was Bill Clinton who said that character does not matter in a politician anymore. No surprises there.
If a liar disrespects the person or people to whom he is prevaricating, what does that tell you when politicians are caught in a lie nearly all of the time? From Nancy Pelosi telling lies about not having been informed of water boarding to President Obama stumping for a bill that he has no idea what it contains to Eric Cantor who was for large cuts before he was against them, they all have no regard for the citizen that they proclaim to serve. And if they will lie about those things, what else are they lying about? Between all of the political rhetoric, doublespeak, and blatant falsehoods the truth is nowhere to be found. But there are things that are worse than lies.
By hiding what the legislative branch is doing, the citizen is kept from knowing the full scope and inner workings of the government. We do not know who wrote the bills, who cut deals to gain provisions, who was frozen out of the process for not playing ball, who is in bed with special interests, what their reasoning is for the legislation, and the list goes on and on. These are not State secrets nor military operations that we are speaking of, but pedestrian matters such as TARP and Obamacare. The TARP bill was done rushed through as an "emergency" and hundreds of billions of taxpayer funds were spent. Yet, there are billions involved with this act for which there will never be any accounting. About one eighth of that money has vanished and nobody has any idea where it has gone. In fact, that taxpayer money could have gone to support abortions, ACORN's voter fraud, Union goodies, and God knows what else and there is absolutely no way to know for sure what happened to it because it seemingly disappeared down a black hole. Why? Because of the secrecy in Washington regarding their daily business that they don't want you to know about.
Imagine, if you will, that you have entered a retail store and handed over $800 dollars to the clerk. You are not permitted to enter any farther than the foyer and are not permitted to give orders to the store personnel. They take your money, depart behind a door and then come back in a couple of hours and hand you $700 dollars worth of merchandise you didn't ask for. When you inquire about the missing $100 dollars they tell you that it simply vanished and that there is no way to know where it went. If you were to accept this, you would have no problem with the way the Federal government works today. If not, you are in trouble because this is exactly what happened with TARP. Isn't it strange that the news didn't make a big deal about that?
Since the 1960's, there has been a slow transition into the titanic government that we have today. Each tick of the clock separates the American citizen from his government by another minute fraction, but given the 40+ years that this has been ongoing that separation has widened into an abyss and is continuing to grow. As our government shifts from being a representative republic to one of a progressing tyranny, it is hoped by those in power that you will not notice the transition until it is too late to stop it.
The actions of government have real consequences for the American people. Take the microcosm of local government for instance. Fire departments across the nation were having difficulties explaining to town and city officials why a truck costing nearly one million dollars had to be replaced because the vehicle never left the station. This occurred because modern fire codes greatly reduced the number of calls that a piece of equipment runs. An enterprising fire official thought that by running as a first responder to EMS calls he would provide runs for such equipment and would enhance the budget for the department. The result, after nearly thirty years of such a scheme, has been the virtual death of the volunteer rescue squads. These organizations now function solely as satellites of the fire department that now controls their every action. The fire department never wanted to eliminate or control the rescue squads initially, but between sacrificing their budget or sacrificing the squads they chose to deep six the squads. This also increased the cost to the taxpayer because services and equipment that were once provided by private donations are now maintained by your taxes.
The change of the volunteer system to the paid system illustrates the effect of gradual change. This same change has been in effect with the Federal government for decades causing it to change how the government views the citizen. Where once the citizen was viewed as the master, he is now viewed as the servant. Add in the secrecy and lies and you have the government that we all know today. The salient point is that the rescue squads did not realize their danger until it was too late to do anything about it. When they finally woke up to the magnitude of the change, they were finished.
The government's disregard for the truth, secrecy in important matters of public policy, and denying the citizens of this nation a voice in their own government because of the political party of their elected representatives, combined with the expressed annoyance and hostility of the Constitutional restraints of governmental power, speaks volumes about the intent of the government. If you do the math you cannot help, but to arrive at some chilling and startling conclusions.
A government that lies to you, operates in secret regarding legislation that will directly involve the public, and disregards your most important laws is not your friend. It is not concerned with your life or your personal objectives because it only cares about accumulating as much power over you as it can. It cares not for the constitution or restraints upon its power and disregards such constraints or checks with contempt, and many elected officials have even admitted as much on camera.
We have moved from a basic distrust of large government to a willing acceptance and endorsement of it. We no longer look to ourselves for solutions, but instead turn to an all powerful entity that no longer even hears our criticisms nor cares for our concerns. That was made painfully obvious during the torturous legislation of Obamacare. The American people screamed "no," but the government told the public to shut up. That single action was the American Congress crossing the Rubicon. Once done, there would be no going back because they knew that the occurrence doomed our Republic. This is because a dangerous precedent has now been set.
A line was crossed that should never should have been violated. Why do you think that there were people on the left who advocated a suspension of freedom so that President Obama could rule as a dictator in order to accomplish his far left agenda? You heard people like Bill Maher, Woody Allen, Sean Penn, Michael Moore, and Rosie O'Donnell cheering on the loss of freedom and the rise of tyranny. Their cheers were echoed in the academic community at the campuses of Universities and in the main stream media who sold the leftist agenda. Although they have achieved limited success with their aims, they want more. They will always want more because that is the way of those who seek political power. We once knew that truth as a people, but no longer.
The American people can feel the change in the political landscape. They sense that America has lost her shine and can feel that she is now descending from the virtuous heights of freedom to the dismal swamp of oppression. For when the government has at last acquired its goal of supreme power, where do you think they will take us? Do you honestly believe that they truly have our best interests at heart or their own?
I believe that the lies and secrecy of government answers that question rather well. It would behoove you to pay attention before it is too late, for rights and privileges lost through unscrupulous legislation and habit can never be regained without the shedding of blood.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Much has been written in the previous centuries regarding man's inhumanity to his fellow man. As technology and science has advanced, his ability to inflict horrors upon his fellows has also grown exponentially. Hitler executed men, women, and children to the tune of more than six million. Joseph Stalin executed around thirty million. Mao Tse-Tung slaughtered about 80 million in Red China. Pol Pot slaughtered about 4 million in Cambodia. In Rwanda, around 800,000 were butchered after they had been told beforehand that the slaughter was coming. Why is all of this important?
Because for each and every evil act committed by man, there is an equivalent act that is noble and pure in nature. The deepest and darkest depths of man's heart is only matched by the soaring height of his virtues. It has been said that a man will tell, on average, eleven others about a bad experience, but he will only relate a positive experience to three. This is why the bad gets so much more press than the good that man does and bad memories tend to stick with us longer as well.
But for each bad memory, I will wager that there is a good one that is it's opposite if you would honestly give it a chance. If not, you may find yourself mired in negativity and that will cast a veil over your perspective of this life. It will eventually make you bitter and life is far too short for that. As the spirit of man is quenched, we lose our true heroes and worse, we lose our drive for exceptionalism.
By divesting ourselves of our traditional values we have also thrown away our heroes. Heroes are important because they serve as examples of what we can aspire to be, to do, and to think like. Back in the day, we used to cast our gaze to the stars and wonder how we would one day conquer them. To that end, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy challenged America to put a man on the moon. He said that it wouldn't be easy, but the very declaration of his desire fired our national imagination and challenged us to do the seemingly impossible. The Soviets had already had their triumph with Sputnik, making them the first in space followed by the historic flight of Yuri Gagarin, but America would outdo the Soviets by putting a human being on the moon 235,000 miles away in the night sky.
When President Kennedy stated his goal in May of 1961, he had no idea that his challenge would become a reality on June 26, 1967, with the landing of Apollo 11's lunar excursion module on the surface of the moon. That one act sealed America's leadership in space and gained a reputation for NASA as the "can do" agency of the government. When Apollo 13's oxygen tank ruptured in space, NASA stepped up once again and brought our explorer's home because according to NASA, failure was not an option.
It was no single man that accomplished that feat, but the synergy developed from a group of competent professionals determined not to lose a single man in space that brought them home. Thinking outside of the box, NASA earned a reputation for creativity, dedication, and determination. But in today's world, we are unlikely to believe that man is capable of such drive and nerves of steel.
In Ron Howard's movie of that event, there was a scene when the astronauts have a go at one another. Jim Lovell said that it didn't happen, but the film maker thought that no one would believe such calm resolve under intense pressure and so included such a scene in the film. That one fact speaks volumes about us as a society.
We are a people who no longer see ourselves as the resolute hero standing firm against incredible odds. Our grand parents had Audie Murphy and Sergeant Alvin York as models to inspire them. Unfortunately, our children only have Charlie Sheen, Paris Hilton, and Tiger Woods to model themselves upon. So it should come as no surprise that most people would hardly believe that three men in a tiny capsule thousands of miles out in space gazing into the face of death could be so calm, so survival oriented, without letting the stress get to them. In short, we have become lost on the path to our destiny.
Man is a spiritual being, regardless of what people say and it is our faith that can indeed move mountains. President Kennedy spoke, and America fulfilled his pledge to place a man on the moon in six years. Alvin York was a conscientious objector to World War I, but when he saw his friends being killed by the Germans, he picked up a rifle and defended them and won the Medal of Honor for his actions. There are similar tales from the American Civil War.
Colonel Chamberlain defended tough ground at Gettysburg. His men were on Little Round Top on the far left of the Union line and it was expected that the Confederate army would attack in order to flank the Union forces. In the end, it came down to hand to hand combat and when it was over, Chamberlain held the field. He remarked, "My God, where do we get such men? If we were to go, but a single generation without these giants among men, we would be both damned and doomed." The Colonel's men had withstood Confederate charge, after charge, they had little ammunition with which to repel multiple assaults and yet they stood and fixed bayonets and did their duty. Colonel Chamberlain was right to feel pride for the dedication of his men. They went into battle tired, ill equipped, and weary of fighting a war that kept them so far from their homes and families in Maine. But their sacrifice may very well have saved the Union from destruction. The common theme that runs through all of these tales is one of honor.
A man used to have honor. That meant that his word was his bond, that he spoke the truth, and that he held fast to his beliefs regardless of circumstances. A man with situational ethics was not a man, but a wastrel and a libertine. He is someone who seeks hedonistic pleasures while attempting to gain advantage over others. But there are few men of honor left today.
Honor arises out of faith. Faith that God always sees our actions and judges them according to His dictates. Faith does not leave the door to mischief ajar. This is because God is always on watch and therefore, man cannot keep a secret from his Creator. Faith keeps us honest men and women in this regard. But even faith, as mighty as it alone can be, is not the sum total of humanity. While faith and honor can certainly lead one to a just life, they are only matched by man's insatiable curiosity and daring.
Our human curiosity takes us to places that no man has ever been, causes us to broaden our understanding of the world, and turns our collective gaze toward the last, unconquered frontier of space. Those who have been to its shallowest of depths, wonder when we will return to that frontier. The strange thing about curiosity is that it does not go away. As man is a thinking animal, curiosity burns within his shell and drives man to seek out that which he is curious about. That drive, to answer the question circulating in the mind is what creates the desire to know and to understand, but when our pedestrian efforts to answer the question comes up short, daring steps in.
Daring is nothing more than the courage to think outside of the box and to go there. Those who have accomplished great things have little use for the common wisdom. Because if the common wisdom could have solved the riddle or accomplished what no other has done, then it would have.
Where would man be today if Pasteur had never discovered the cause of infection or if Lister had never considered the use of antiseptic? How many more lives would have been lost had Alvin York remained true to his pacifistic beliefs and remained passive in that fusillade of machinegun fire? It was desire combined with daring based upon the foundation of faith and honor that allowed all of these people to succeed. But somewhere along the way we have become lost.
When the Nobel Prize committee awards a Peace Prize to an American President for nothing more than base words, when Academy awards are given to the makers of propaganda films disguised as documentaries, when everyone is awarded a blue ribbon for just showing up, when the American military seriously considers giving a medal for cowardice on the field of battle, then we begin to see the damage that we have done to ourselves because we have lost faith, honor, and courage. We did not lose ourselves in one titanic change of culture, but in the slow progression of inches and degrees of change over time.
We are abandoning our beliefs in something greater than ourselves and declaring ourselves free from primitive behaviors for divesting those beliefs. The sad fact is, that merely saying something does not make it true. If we allow the near constant and pervasive attacks upon our very foundation as a society, then why should we be surprised at the results? Did we not allow it to occur?
Be descending to the lowest possible denominator, we hobble ourselves and our minds severely restricting our noble natures and by so doing we affix yet another attachment to government upon ourselves because the government is viewed as more noble and stronger. This is the lie of the collective and it is not who man was meant to be.
With individual freedom comes empowerment and that is the final key to unlocking man's destiny and greatness. Man can never attain the heights of his imagination if he is forever mired in the crass, self indulgent, hedonistic world of today. He remains locked in fear of the unknown. Afraid to step out of the warm and confining light of the collective in order to investigate what is outside of his experience. He will not stand against the common wisdom in order to defy it. He will simply go along, to get along. That is not who we were meant to be.
Man's destiny is larger than the planet on which we live and survive. Our destiny is to seek the stars. To find new worlds and to grow in both experience and knowledge. To brave dangers never imagined by our ancestors. To be more than we ever thought that we could be. Man's destiny can be found in the stars, not swirling in the dust at his feet. But in order to achieve this destiny, we must first master ourselves and insure that man lives with the freedom to choose his own destiny.
God gave us our intelligence, creativity, and nobility for a purpose. To explore, to stand for what is right, and to grow as a species. But these gifts come with a cost. They are not gifts that were bestowed upon a collective or on a government, but instead meant for the individual. We are a species that is meant to stand as individuals. Strong, resilient, determined and daring are our trademarks. To that end we are supposed to possess self discipline and responsibility for ourselves. Only when such people are grouped, does true synergy emerge. That was why NASA was able to accomplish the impossible and why they could bring our astronauts home when no one else could, and that is why the reputation of NASA is legendary even today.
Legends aside, each and every human being has this potential written in his genetic code. We are born with the promise of greatness if we choose to pursue it. Thus, there remains only one question.
Who do you choose to be?
Saturday, May 14, 2011
I was reading the New Zealand Conservative and come across a video entitled "The Pope and Civilization." The video discuses the near constant degradation of morality in the West and the likely fall of Western civilization. It is a theme that I have spoken of before, but the video speaks to this problem in a clear, concise manner and I highly recommend viewing it. I see today's moral dilemmas as the natural outgrowth of human nature and of the leftist tendency to remove all social controls from the public.
From the perspective of human nature, man has not had to worry about his personal survival for some time. Indeed, his standard of living is far beyond that of his ancestors regardless of social class. In America, even the poor are not truly poor. If one were to travel to the third world you would really see the poor. Crowds of people living in shanty towns, open sewers, and hungry children. The poor in the United States are far better off than their overseas counterparts in the third world.
American poor have cable television, live in air conditioned apartments, have big screen TV's, and many are even overweight. In fact, the government gives them so much at taxpayer expense that they have effectively become captured voters to the Democrats because they fear that the Republicans will take it all away. These folks have therefore become staunch defenders of their master's policies. They care not if you or I must pay for their lifestyle, so long as they can maintain it without the expenditure of effort on their part. To this end they even encourage theft.
What I mean by the use of the term 'theft' is the burdensome taxation of the wealthy in order to support their lifestyle. Like anyone else, they always want more and shouldn't the rich pay for it? They have so much anyway right? The fact that the rich bears the largest brunt of taxation in the first place makes no difference. The fact that the wealthy employs the vast majority of Americans is also irrelevant. The fact that the majority of the wealthy generally work twice as many hours as the average wage earner also has no bearing. But as Bill Whittle pointed out recently, if we consumed the entire wealth of the rich, corporations, entertainers, and performers, we would only have enough to run the government for one year. Then what would we do? All of the wealth is gone, there is no employment, and everybody is broke. Yet the poor and their masters always want to consume the rich because their choices are based on emotion and not on reason.
Emotion is also what is behind gay marriage and habits that lead to personal destruction. From the gay marriage perspective, people want to allow men who love men and women to love women to engage in the time honored tradition of marriage because who are we to stand in the way of love? What right do we have to define love and its expression? Quite a lot actually, but good luck getting them to comprehend that.
Marriage is a construct that protects and fosters children. The union of a man and a woman creates the next generation and that perpetuates the species of humanity. If there is anywhere that the tired phrase "it's for the children" should be used, it is there. Yet homosexual couples seek marriage. Why? I believe that it is because they only wish to access the privileges reserved for families. Access to health insurance, tax breaks, and other discounts that are currently denied them because they are unmarried. Other, not so family oriented behavior also arises out of the homosexual community.
Take the leather fetish fair hosted by San Francisco. The Folsom Street Fair is a circus of deviant sexual behavior and guess what? Children are permitted there, usually dressed in leather so that they can feel like they are part of the display of course, to witness sex acts of all nature perpetrated by adults in the open. Of course, the web site for the fair doesn't display the photos of children in attendance because that could be construed as child pornography. Although primarily for the homosexual community, straights also attend who have an interest in leather and bondage. Good times!
While this brand of deviance is labeled as normal for the masses, other behaviors have also become the norm. For example, Planned Parenthood and their rigid advocacy of abortion for birth control is in a spot of trouble right now. Similar to ACORN, Planned Parenthood has been caught many times covering up rape, assisting in hiding childhood prostitution and offering to eliminate the children conceived of that act, and has even grown so bold as to send out requests for donations in order to pay for abortions on Mother's Day. You heard that right, they want you to donate money in order to fund a woman's abortion so that she doesn't have to have the burden of celebrating Mother's Day, as a gift to your Mother. To me, that's like saying I wish that you had aborted me, but I gave some money to Planned Parenthood so that a woman who is going to do what you should have done with me, won't have to endure the hateful practice of motherhood like you did. Makes you feel warm and fuzzy all over doesn't it?
But that's the miracle of Roe v. Wade. The United States Supreme Court finds the lamest of excuses to affirm a woman's right to abortion effectively creating a brand new right based on mental gymnastics because it's her body. If it is her body and the child is nothing more than nail clippings, then why did mothers who killed their children in utero then have a cow when they found out that the hospital that gave them their abortion also threw their dead children into the dumpster with the rest of the garbage? None of them did that when their hair clippings are disposed of that way. They didn't say a word when their fingernail clippings were thus disposed of, and they certainly never complained when the surgical removal of a body part is disposed of in a like manner. So what was different with the abortion? Because it was their child and despite having killed it, they knew in their hearts that it was indeed a human being that had died.
But abortion used for birth control and other methods of birth control have led to sexual freedom which led to the increased spread of STDs and single motherhood, which led to a spiraling crime rate, which led to overcrowding in prisons. A long and complex chain of events and unintended consequences because man cannot seem to keep his pants on.
A community is built from shared beliefs and it is ruled by a shared morality. The shared beliefs emerge in the process of governance while the shared morality govern the conduct of men within that society. In essence, government is the broad brush that creates the fundamental law for society while the details are added with the fine brush of morality. As such, morality provides the details of a community by governing how men act toward one another because correct behavior is defined and agreed upon. Regarding Judeo-Christian values that are shared by the West, they define a code of conduct so that civil society will know what behavior to expect and what behavior should be suppressed.
In recent decades we have witnessed the headlong rush toward hedonism and the social destruction that such practices have wrought. When combined with leftist dogma the effects are greatly magnified. Multiculturalism in particular has done incredible damage to the foundations of the West. As new cultures are introduced into society they are all considered to be equal and therefore just as valuable as the native culture. In fact, no judgments are allowed as to the value of these competing systems of conduct, else they would not be equal.
This has allowed immigrant populations to insulate themselves from the native and created pockets of foreign influence in the nations of the West. Here in the United States we have a huge population of Latino immigrants, both legal and illegal, that have not assimilated into American culture. However, these people come from a largely Roman Catholic background and therefore share our Judeo-Christian values, if not beliefs regarding governance. In Europe the story is quite different.
European nations import citizens primarily from Islamic nations. The decreasing European birth rate, degradation of European morality, and multiculturalism have made it easy for an aggressive culture like that of Islam to grow virulently, and the EU demands that more be imported by member nations. It is telling that socialist nations like Germany and France are beginning to bridle at these demands. Problems associated with the Muslim community are legion.
Rape, drug smuggling, prostitution, and felonious assaults are problems that have been experienced all over Western Europe. Christian European women are particularly targeted for rape and prostitution. The Muslim community views these women as infidels and therefore unworthy of concern. The women, many teenagers, suffer gang rape, forced prostitution, and being treated like an object rather than a human being. Such crimes lead these children to drug abuse, alcoholism, and withdrawal from their native society.
Further, police have been unable or unwilling to enforce the laws regarding these crimes because they either fear being branded as racists or because Muslims lie in order to create alibis for those who committed the crime enabling them to dodge the consequences of their actions. Shockingly, the civilian men no longer have the backbone to defend their wives and daughters from these crimes and just throw up their hands. Therefore, I believe that Europe has fallen further and faster than anyone has realized. The situation is grave.
The peoples of the West can no longer sit idly by and watch if they wish to save their nations, culture, and values from being destroyed right in front of them. The damage is already horrific and will only get worse as time goes by. If we fail to act, if we fail to do the right thing, then we fail our future descendents mightily. Apathy has created the situation that we now experience in the West. We must be apathetic no longer. We must speak to our neighbors, our legislators, and our religious leaders and demand action from them. Else, we may experience the fall of Rome from the personal perspective rather than from the historical one.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
A U.S. Navy SEAL team killed Osama bin Laden just before midnight last night in Pakistan. The terrorist mastermind's body was in U.S. custody and was burried at sea after DNA identification. Personally, I would have either stuffed and mounted it for use as a dart board in the Oval Office or just taken the head and stuck it on a pike and placed it at ground zero, but I'm not the President.
I congratulate President Obama for this achievement. As for the brave men and women that make up the American fighting forces, well done! We are proud of you!
*** Please Note: Final exams are upon me, and blogging will be slow and sluggish until they are completed. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding :-)