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Islam in Congress

The three witches in the House: Omar, Tliab, and Alexandria Cortez

One grows jaded from reading  — indeed, weary of – all the bad news one finds on the Internet or which cascades into one’s emai. More knife attacks in the U.K., more rapes in Sweden and Germany, Islamic butchery in Morocco and Pakistan and Nigeria, of Islamic slaughters everywhere. And news of Western countries folding, ever so slightly, to the invasion and inroads of Islam.

Except for a few reality- centered souls – Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Amil Imani, Katie Hopkins, and a scant paucity of other individuals – with access to the reading public , few other writers and thinkers and prominent persons will risk a blanket, public condemnation of Islam. This is especially true of members of Congress. To stand up and point fingers at Islam would invite charges of racism and attempts at suppressing freedom of speech, oppression of a “minority,” even though Islam is gaining the status of a “protected” minority here, as it enjoys in the U.K. and on Continental Europe. I can’t think of any politician with the moral or mental backbone to unapologetically cite Islam’s totalitarian, fascist nature and its 14 centuries of bloodshed, conquest, and destruction.

Congress has been Islamisized. No one there dares stand up and say, “Islam is evil and is not ‘peaceful.”  Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is friendly to the Muslimis, and has appointed them to powerful, influential committees,  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  and Rashida Tlaib to the Financial Services Committee, and Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Voters (or illegal voters) elected them to office as representatives of their districts in the House of Representatives:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14th district), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota-5th district), and Rashida Harbi Tlaib (Michigan – 13th district).  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  is not a Muslim, but she is the newspaperman’s photogenic dream. She an agenda pal with Tliab and Omar. They all oppose, in varying degrees of vehemence, President Donald Trump, with the rest of the House.
Together, they are the “Weird Sisters” I identify in my Rule of Reason column of January 24th. Omar and Tliab are especially vitriolic in their hatred of Israel and in their anti-Semitic  fervor. Tliab insisted on being sworn in using the Koran (Thomas Jefferson’ copy, as though that would indirectly enlist him in Tliab’s cause or prove that she is not really anti-American), not a bible (the tradition). She also supports Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) and in general anti-Semitism, and is against economic sanctions Venezuela.  Neither of the three witches has anything to say about Hamas-Palestinian terrorism. And nothing of substance to say about Islamic jihad in this country and around the world. Their silence is deafening.
As if to underscore her own antipathy against Israel,
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this month, despite her history of anti-Semitic rhetoric, her support for sanctions against Israel, and her radical foreign policy views in general. Omar and Tlaib can be counted on to argue against any support for Israel in that committee. Tlaib will become more vociferous about “Palestine” and rant on about the economic and political plight of Palestinians. Other members of either committee are woozy at best in their support of Israel, and will be hard-pressed to counter any anti-Israel offered by Omar or Tlaib.
This is consistent with her own brand of TMS (the Trump Derangement Syndrome) she not only still does not accept Hillary Clinton’s defeat, but her malice over the loss governs her every action in the House. Her hate-based, incurable paranoia has stressed the fact that she represents, to the public,  the House and the Dems in their rhetoric and actions to destroy Trump at any cost.
Pelosi’s malice predates Trump’s election victory. She told Kara Swisher in May of 2016, during a podcast, that she guaranteed that Trump would not win the 2016 election. “Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States,” Pelosi, then the Minority Leader in the House, said on the latest episode of Recode Decode.  Take it to the bank, I guarantee it. Here today, gone tomorrow.”
Trump did it! cried the witches.
But Trump is still here, and will be here tomorrow. Pelosi’s failed hubris must have been a humiliating instance of snarkiness and confidence in her political prowess. And that of the MSM, as well.  And you can bet that the three witches –  Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib – under the direction of Pelosi as their Hecate – will pump up the volume of their own malice to drown out what few dissenters are in the House.  
CNN (known in the past as the Clinton News Network when Obama was in office) took its turn to bash President G. W. Bush. The “news” network partially succeeded in scotching his chances to be reelected (Obama won) and lost his party’s support, having to hand the White House and reins of power to Obama.
The House of Representatives will be “magically” transformed into the House of Islam. Hecate and the witches will employ:
“Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, Lizard’s leg and owlet’s wing…
And perhaps a Jew’s blood, if Omar and Tlaib can manage it between their public appearances. 
How has Congress, that is, how has the House of Representatives been Islamized? 
By turning a blind eye – or a blind mind – to the “principles” enunciated by Tlaib and Omar. Neither Pelosi nor the rest of the House has anything to say about the practice of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), about the sanction of Islamic rape of “infidel” women, about Islam’s continual attacks on Westerners with bombs, knives, guns, and vehicles, about the codified and everyday misogyny of Islam, and the mandatory hijab for women in Iran and in other Muslim countries. To say anything about these subjects would necessarily entail a criticism of Islam and certainly provoke CAIR and Islam apologists to levy charges of “Islamophobia” and blasphemy. 
Claiming freedom of speech would fall flat on the ears of the apologists and “defenders” of Islam, or be relegated by them to irrelevance. Omar and Tlaib do not champion it. Their political and “religious” stances do not permit it.
Scott Johnson of Real Clear Politics wrote on November 27:
And despite her self-portrait as an apostle of love, Omar is a proponent of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement. She is, to put it bluntly, an Islamist hater of Israel. In a 2014 tweet during Israel’s hostilities with Hamas, for example, Omar prayed for “Allah to awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” In a May 31 tweet this year, she referred to Israel as an “apartheid regime.”
Omar wrote that Israel had “hypnotized” the world into supporting it and being blind to its numerous “atrocities” against Palestinians.

Tlaib’s hatred of Israel is almost pathological. She is more pro-Palestinian than she is pro-America. It is her first and virtually only obsession.
Now, in an interview with The Intercept, Tlaib publicly endorsed the BDS movement and announced she would refuse an annual trip to Israel hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for freshman congressmen, and instead will organize a competing delegation to “occupied Palestine.”

“I want us to see that segregation has really harmed us, [especially in] being able to achieve real peace in the region,” Tlaib said in the interview. “I don’t think AIPAC provides a real, fair lens into this issue….”

Tlaib’s announcement of her pro-BDS position comes just weeks after Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., faced a firestorm of criticism, including accusations of anti-Semitism, for coming out in favor of BDS. Omar and Tlaib are the only two members of Congress to publicly support the movement, but their outspokenness is an indication of a shifting conversation in Washington about unconditional U.S. support for Israel, despite its harsh rule over Palestinians.
Hecate, as Nancy Pelosi, who favors her witches.

She also cursed President Trump.  On the night of her election to the House, she cursed Donald Trump. The Detroit Free Press reported on January 5th:

Again, Tlaib, representing the 13th Congressional District that includes parts of Detroit and other communities in Wayne County, called for an impeachment of President Donald Trump. This time, she threw in an expletive.
“People love you. And you win,” she told a cheering crowd in a 20-second video published on Twitter. “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won, bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’
“Because we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the mother****er.”
More of Tlaib’s terrorist connections are detailed by The Daily Caller.


How to Lose a Culture War

 How to Lose a Culture War

A guest column by Tom McCaffrey

The owner of a gym in Troy, Missouri recently asked army vet Jake Talbot not to wear his “Trump 2016” shirt to her gym in the future. The owner did so in response to complaints from other customers that the shirt made them feel “uncomfortable.”

It is all too common nowadays for graduates of our finer colleges to accord moral significance to their feelings, regardless of whether those feelings are objectively reasonable. You’re uncomfortable? Then clearly someone needs to alter his behavior. Reports say that some customers found the shirt “offensive” or “racist.”

That such judgments are preposterous is irrelevant in our brave new world of political correctness.

The culture warriors at Ms. Drew’s gym have won a small victory over President Trump’s America

What about the discomfort of Mr. Talbot at having to alter his dress at the whim of anonymous complainers? Also irrelevant. As a white male, Mr. Talbot has no say in the matter. Gym owner Liz Drew texted that she just wants “to ensure that all my members feel safe and unthreatened.” Threatened? By a shirt with our president’s name on it? Ms. Drew is well schooled in the lingo of the Left.

Will Ms. Drew now ban all expressions of political opinion, Republican and Democratic alike, from her customer’s garb? Perhaps, but Republicans are not in the habit of objecting to such things. To complain that a T-shirt makes one feel unsafe or threatened is strictly a leftist ploy. It is guerilla theater, probably learned in college, likely at taxpayers’ expense.

In this case, it is a way of giving effect to one’s moral evaluation of Donald Trump, and of imposing that evaluation on the deplorable Mr. Talbot. And it advertises to all involved that any right-minded, appropriately sensitive person should likewise be offended by the name “Trump” on a T-shirt.

Will Ms. Drew now prohibit her customers from wearing a crucifix around their necks, should someone complain? Will she ban the display of the American flag because it causes sensitive leftists to suffer the vapors? How soon before all the symbols and expressions of our great culture disappear from view, to be replaced by those of the brave new Left.

Such craven groveling before the gods of political correctness is now the rule among the putative guardians of Western civilization

Which brings us to Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, who has announced that murals long on display at the campus depicting the life of Christopher Columbus will, in effect, be relocated to a place where “the darker side” of the Columbus story can accompany the murals.  Such craven groveling before the gods of political correctness is now the rule among the putative guardians of Western civilization.

The culture warriors at Ms. Drew’s gym have won a small victory over President Trump’s America, the America of individual rights, limited government, and private property. They can now claim the gym as “liberated” territory, liberated from the forces of patriarchy and “heteronormativity” and “white supremacy.” Credit where credit is due: the Left know how to win a culture war, one little patch of ground at a time.

If we don’t start contesting their every assault, and with a whole lot more moral conviction than the Reverend Jenkins has been able to summon, we shall soon find ourselves like the British at Dunkirk, with no more ground to surrender. And there will be no boats coming to rescue us.

Tom’s article first appeared in Canada Free Press on January 26th

The Weird Sisters of Congress

The second witch chants:
By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.  (Macbeth,
Act One, Scene One)
Wikipedia writes:
The Three Witches, also known as the Weird Sisters …are characters in William Shakespeare‘s play Macbeth (c. 1603–1607). They hold a striking resemblance to the three Fates of classical mythology, and are, perhaps, intended as a twisted version of the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The witches eventually lead Macbeth to his demise.
Hecate, the Greek goddess of witch craft, is the sponsor or “role model” for the weird sisters. Nancy Pelosi is her 21st century embodiment.  What goes on the House of Representatives:
Fair is foul, and foul is fair;
Hover through the fog and filthy air. (Act One, Scene One.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. (Act One, Scene One)
Substitute cauldron with MSM.
The first weird sister, an unrepentant Muslim and “Palestinian”, is the most vociferous and foul-mouthed of the new representatives in the House:
Is the loudest dog whistler, together with IIlan Omar (D-Mich), and chief spokeswoman for anti-Semitism. She is rapidly anti-Israel. On Thursday vowed to take on President Trump hours after she was sworn in to office, saying before a crowd of supporters, “We’re going to go in and impeach the mothef—er.”
The comments from Tlaib came hours after she was sworn in to Congress and on the same day she had an op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota)
The hijab-wearing Representative owns an unbridgled record of anti-Semitism.
Commentary remarked:
Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar trades in a primitive brand of anti-Semitism that’s almost unknown in this country, let alone in Congress. To recap, in 2012, she tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Only last week, the Somali-born Omar defended her tweet during a CNN interview. That’s six years of remorseless bigotry.
But since that interview, someone must have convinced Omar that she needed to do some damage control. On Tuesday, she took to Twitter once again—this time, responding to the New York Times’ Bari Weiss, who wrote a column on Monday detailing Omar’s offense. Omar offered an apology of sorts for what she claimed was former ignorance.
“In all sincerity, it was after my CNN interview that I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word ‘Hypnotize’ and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive,” she wrote. “It’s now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-Semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.”
She “unknowingly” offended Jews by saying that Israel hypnotized the world not to see its evil? Nonsense….”
 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY) allies herself with Omar and Tlaib, as another “Weird Sister.”Aside from her nuttiness and ill-thought-out pronouncements about what everyone “deserves,” she sounds like soft version of Joseph Stalin:
Sisters Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and IIhan Omar

Western Journal points out:

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran on the same talking points championed by communist dictator Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union’s constitution.
Conservatives have long warned that the Democratic Party is slowly drifting too far left, and politicians like Ocasio-Cortez are living proof.
The 29-year-old representative from New York was elected in November despite her affiliation with the far-left Democratic Socialists of America, and one doesn’t even need to dig into her past to figure out that she’s a proponent of socialism.
The representative’s campaign website outlined her ridiculous talking points for the entire world to see: Government-guaranteed medical care, housing, education — even jobs.
It might sound like a liberal dream, but her platform takes on a disturbing reality when read side-by-side with the constitution of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union guaranteed the “right to health protection,” including “free, qualified medical care provided by state health institutions.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s platform supports “Medicare for all,” which includes “full vision, dental, and mental healthcare.”
The Soviet Union’s Constitution declared: “Citizens of the USSR have the rights to housing.”


As it turns out, Ocasio-Cortez also “believes that housing is a right,” according to her campaign website.
The Soviet Union declared the “right to education,” which was ensured by “free provision of all forms of education.”
One of Ocasio-Cortez’s biggest issues is a right to tuition-free higher education.
“It’s now time to expand our national education system to include tuition-free public college and trade school,” the website reads.
Daniel Greenfield on Front Page wrote about Omar’s dicey affiliations and out of the ballpark predictions:
After apologizing for claiming that Jews have hypnotized the world, she decided to jump on the Covington Catholic disaster with the worst possible hot take, by defending the black nationalist group involved in the confrontation.
Rep. Omar claimed that the students “were taunting 5 Black men”. The actual video shows that the Black Israelite hate group, a racist and anti-Semitic movement, was doing the taunting.
Sisters  Kamala Harris and Rashida Harbi Tlaib

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Stands with  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

The Conservative Tribune and the Western Journal note that Harris:
…supports crippling environmental regulations, like the Paris climate deal, which would transfer huge amounts of money from the United States to countries like China and India while impacting our economy.
She’s …anti-border wall, having made comments hinting at dismantling Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On and on the list goes.
Nothing to see here. It’s all just Democratic Socialist pap.
All four Weird Sisters and Hecate are of the same raggedy cloth. But  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 
going to be a movie star.  

Everything Wrong with Congress II

The Wicked Witch in 2010 and in 2019

As I posted in “Everything Wrong With Congress” on the 21st, the 16th Congress deserves its own critique. Here it goes.

Nancy Pelosi, in this fictive movie, “Collateral Damage,” would be shown enunciating everything that her radical left House endorses, or will work to condemn and eradicate: Produced by a special division from the U.S. Printing Office. Roll credits.
Toxic masculinity; White privilege; Russian collusion between Trump and Moscow, Trump’s obstructionism, that all Republicans are racists, that Socialism is beneficial, that taxation increases wealth, that the government creates wealth, that guns should be taken from all citizens, the legitimacy of LGBT and other gender ambiguous lifestyles, and that illegal aliens are natural American citizens and have the right to vote in American elections, even if they aren’t born here and got here by getting their shoes wet in the Rio Grande River.
The narrator of the video highlights  each of Pelosi’s points with visuals from the video with his own estimate, showing selections of Pelosi’s frenetic delivery with wildly waving hands; the narrator’s remarks are in parentheses:
…..toxic masculinity (responsible for all the rapes and murders of Americans committed by masculine illegal immigrants);
….White privilege (forces us to construe Shakespeare and the Constitution  and to master elementary mathematics and medicine, mathematics is deemed patriarchal);  
….Russian collusion (the ubiquitous bogyman hiding under the country’s bed, always there);
….Trump  obstruction (of every socialist program the Dems want legislated; Dems claim his obstructionism it is not “democratic”);
….Republicans are racist (you know a racist if he’s wearing a MAGA hat);
….Socialism is beneficial (it helps Venezuelans and Cubans appreciate doing with less, or with nothing); 

At the end of this clip Pelosi, after the applause has subsided, invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to speak and awards her an unlimited time limit. She says, “I now urge the brilliant, future of our Party to give us a few words about what we need to do in this sacred chamber of the people.” (More applause as  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes her way to lectern.) She does not give us “a few words,” but rather a speech about as long as the first volume of Lenin’s collected works.
  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is shown addressing the House, and dwelling on these topics (narrator’s remarks in parentheses):
Taxation creates wealth (by taking from the fettered givers; taxing wealth at 70% will create a 125% increase of goods to redistribute to the needy);
Government shares wealth (by redistributing appropriated wealth to professional and career parasites);
LGBT (you can be whatever sex you feel like being, regardless of your genitalia and chromosomes; it’s a priority to establish this “new norm” aside from “getting” Trump);
Taking guns from citizens will stop criminals (not stopping them cold, which would be a violation of a criminal’s right to free movement and association; taking the citizen’s guns will leave citizens defenseless against criminals);
Illegal aliens help the economy (by boosting grape harvests and their government social benefits);
Global warming can be worsened or controlled by man (controlled by banning CO2 and aerosols and taxing cow flatulence, and by passing her “New Green Deal,” and worsened by ignoring a melting ice cap and making more cars and laughing off  her “New Green Deal”).
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, witch, future head of the Dems

A member of the House interrupts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and demands that she ask the Speaker about the value and extent of her Napa Valley estate.  Pelsosi  furiously hammers her extra large gavel (or mallet) and tells the member that he is out of order.  (The gavel, the narrator notes, was inscribed as a special “Welcome Home” gift to Pelosi from leading Dem House members.)

It was a short film but nonetheless very telling.

Everything Wrong with Congress

Pelosi as Hillary: Lady Macbeth crowns herself
There is a series of YouTube videos called “Everything Wrong With….” which attempts to summarize the skewed and gaping highlights, conclusions, plot holes, gaffes,  and illogic of most Hollywood productions made in the last few decades. It covers the cinematic gamut from science fiction, such as The Martian, to children’s films such as Toy Story, action films such Skyfall, and TV series, such as The X Files and The Walking Dead, “family” films such as Home Alone, and horror films such as Scream. The videos are narrated, rapidly and often sarcastically, by an American and a Briton.  It’s eye-opening and often amusing.  The series points out the volume and level of schlock Hollywood has churned out. It awards “sins” – or negative points – for a film’s defiance of reason and continuity in a plot, or lack of one.  Most of the films and TV shows reviewed earn at least a hundred of more “sins.”

The 16th Congress deserves a video tagged, “Everything Wrong With Congress,” in ten minutes. It would score at least a thousand “sins.”
First, the Democrats won the House in the 2018 election. They took over the chamber with jubilation, led by Nancy Pelosi, as the repeat Speaker of the House, with the express purpose of stopping, confounding, or destroying Donald Trump at every chance and for the most lightweight  and specious reason.
In this video, Pelosi would rail against those “dark special interests” (one of which she is) lurking in every corner on Capitol Hill and vows that she will lead the fight in the House to defeat them, and uphold and improve every government program in existence for the people. Those “dark special interests” are also known as the “Deep State.” She would mention, of course, her “moral” opposition to Trump’s wall at the Southern border.
The video would show Pelosi declaring it was unfair and unethical for Trump to mention her walled Napa estate and two vineyards, both of which are worked by illegal and legal immigrants. Her house and others she owns are walled to repel the immigrant and American hoi polloi.

 The video would show Pelosi declaring it was unfair and unethical for Trump to mention her walled Napa estate and two vineyards, both of which are worked by illegal and legal immigrants. Her house and others she owns are walled to repel the immigrant and American hoi polloi.
 Steve Stanford wrote  in “Saul Alinsky’s ‘Rules For Radicals’ Are Now Full-Bore In Play: These Rules Explain Everything The Democrats Do”, quoting Alinsky’s 2nd rule Rules for Radicals:
2. “Never go outside the expertise of your people.“ It results in confusion, fear and retreat. Feeling secure adds to the backbone of anyone.

Just days ago following President Trump’s border security speech, Charles Schumer and Nancy Pelosi attempted a response that not only turned into viral memes across America but led to their own leftist-media to ridicule them.

Both Schumer and Pelosi had stepped out of their field of expertise on border security, with Schumer’s remarks completely contradicting remarks that he had made just a few years ago while Pelosi has lived her entire life behind one fence or wall or another

If you listened blindfolded to Schumer’s condemnation of a borderless Southern border, you might, with all justice, think that Trump wrote his script.

And as the many viral meme’s of their speech showed, both Schumer and Pelosi wore the looks of confusion, fear and retreat, as if President Trump had somehow taken away all of their mojo and used their own rules against them. 
If such a video was ever made, Pelosi should be shown with a frozen “deer in the headlights” stare. Schumer should be shown looking bored and patronizing as he addresses the nation.
Following up on her and Schumer’s disastrous  rebuttal”  to Trump’s speech, Pelosi disinvited Trump from delivering his State of the Union address to Congress on January 29th.  The disinvite was an act of sheer malice which had its own consequences. Trump has received invitations from other quarters, including Michigan and North Carolina.
Further, the Democratic party has taken a decided  leftwing, radical turn, as shown by the election, antics, and Three Stooges-like statements of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, (AOC) who advocates an 80% tax on the wealthy, a “green energy” tax, Medicare for All, and other statist programs, together with two rabid Muslims, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are vocally anti-Semitic, against Israel and Jews, against the Southern border wall, and anti-Donald Trump. They are buttressed by most other members of the House, mostly “non-toxic” males, who passively adopt and parrot the agendas of AOC and her Muslim brain sisters.

“Everything Wrong With Congress”  would commit more “sins” than is sinned against.

sharia and censorship

She wants to be a “martyr.”

It is virtual common knowledge that the tech giants – Google, Facebook, Twitter, and a few other, smaller “free expression” Internet platforms, such as Patreon – are engaged in a concerted, partnered campaign to erase “hate speech” from the public discussion of speech.  That is, they disagree with what is said about certain individuals, issues, or entities, and wish people to remain ignorant of what others may say or that opposition may exist to what the MSM may say. Especially taboo is any criticism of Islam, whether it’s a scholarly essay or expressing a fear of Islam (“Islamophobia”).
The censorship amounts to compliance with Islamic Sharia law. That these tech giants are in cahoots with Muslims who want to impose speech-quashing  Sharia law should be no surprise to readers. Robert Spencer has published an article on Jihad Watch and Front Page about the cozy relationship between Facebook, Twitter, and CAIR (the Council on American-Islamic Relations).

Now it is becoming clear why Facebook and Twitter have for so long been harassing, shadowbanning, and blocking foes of jihad terror and Sharia oppression. Journalist Jordan Schachtel revealed in Conservative Review Tuesday that “the Hamas-tied Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), which is best known as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing case in U.S. history, appears to have access to high-ranking Facebook and Twitter executives and has communicated with these individuals about who should be allowed to stay on their platforms.”
This doesn’t come as any surprise given the eagerness of both Facebook and Twitter to be Sharia-compliant. Facebook’s Vice President Joel Kaplan traveled to Pakistan in July 2017 to assure the Pakistani government that it would remove “anti-Islam” material. And Facebook has done so assiduously, banning numerous foes of jihad terror and twice now blocking the Jihad Watch Facebook page on spurious technical grounds.
According to Hasan al-Banna, “It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet.” The Muslim Brotherhood’s founding manifesto clearly and unapologetically states its tenets:
“Allah is our goal,
the prophet our model,
the Koran our constitution,
the Jihad our path
and death for the sake of Allah the loftiest of our wishes.”
As a “toxic” American male, novelist, atheist, and a practicing “Islamophobe,” what I have to say about those tenets is this:
All of Islam can be encapsulated in the “tenet,” boast, or threat: “We love death more than you love life!” Who said it? In April 2011 The National Post  had a revealing article on the statement:
In 2007, two years before he killed thirteen people and wounded twenty-nine at Fort Hood, Texas, Nidal Malik Hasan prepared a slide show In 2007, two years before he killed thirteen people and wounded twenty-nine at Fort Hood, Texas, for his fellow Army doctors on the subject of Islam. One of his last points read: “We love death more than you love life!”
The sentence originated with a 7th-century Muslim commander who threatened his enemies with the prospect of “an army of men that love death as you love life.” As if to prove that, at least in the Middle East, there is nothing new under the sun, Hassan Nasrallah employed the phrase in a 2004 interview to explain why Hizballah, the organization he heads, is destined to prevail over Israel:
“The Jews love life, so that is what we shall take away from them. We are going to win, because they love life and we love death.”
The one sentence in Hasan’s slide show that is relevant to Islam is about what the purpose of jihad is: “An individual’s striving for spiritual self-perfection.” [Slide no. 5]
A Muslim’s “spiritual self-perfection” apparently is death in the act of killing infidels and other unbelievers. Martyrs are rewarded by Allah with 72 virgins and eternal beach time in Paradise. That’s for the male “martyrs.”
What about female martyrs? What are female jihadists promised if they’re declared “martyrs” ? 72 virgins? If they are (and the query has never been answered, to my knowledge), can it be logically inferred that they’re lesbians? The assumption that female “martyrs” qualify for rewards by Allah-Walla defies the bizarre “logic” in Islam. But then, there is no logic in the whole deranged corpus of Islam.
Sharia commands that one submit to the whole illogical, anti-reason, and life-hating existential philosophy of Islam. It should be no surprise, either, that the big tech companies would bow to Islam. For all we know, their executives abide by the Five Pillars of Islam, which are:
The Shahada, i.e., kneeling, raising one’s derriere to Casper the Merciful Ghost (it’s a form of devote mooning), and banging one’s forehead on the ground or floor until it’s black and blue; a discolored forehead on a Muslim is a mark of distinction and piety;
Prayer, i.e., holding one’s hands out like a beggar, and hoping with all one’s might that Casper is pleased with one; if he’s not pleased, he will sentence one to an eternity in the box;
Zakat, i.e., giving money to the needy, such as poor jihadists, so they can kill infidels and apostates and attain self-perfection and earn their 72 virgins;
Fasting; or giving up halal sweets and falafel for a month, from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations. But pigging-out after sundown is permitted; Casper can hear a believer’s stomach growling and is merciful;
Pilgrimage; to Mecca, at least once in one’s lifetime, and spend a lot of money (remember, all your wealth is Casper’s, you’re just holding it in trust), and enrich the coffers of Islamic authorities.
Imagine the big tech executives beginning their days at the office performing the Shadada (renamed for the occasion, with the right moves, the Shanana). But no matter how they “bust their moves,” they’ll still want to affix duct tape over your mind and mouth. Casper and CAIR will it in the name of “freedom of speech,”  which they profess to believe in, but really don’t tolerate.

Neither does Nancy Pelosi. See my column about her designs on Freedom of Speech.


Phony Unity


A guest column by Tom McCaffrey on Mitt Romney and his  Phony Unity.”

Mitt Romney renewed the familiar charge last week that President Trump has been dividing Americans rather than uniting them. But it is not Mr. Trump who is dividing America.
When Barack Obama commandeered one seventh of the U.S. economy in the name of making health insurance available to a small minority of Americans who did not have it, and he did so through political chicanery, with no support from the Republicans, and against the wishes of the majority of Americans, that was divisive.

When Colin Kaepernick intrudes on our Sunday recreations to let us know that, in his estimation, the freest and most prosperous nation in the history of the world does not merit his respect, that’s divisive.
Unity is possible in America only when there is fundamental agreement as to what this country is and ought to be. But such agreement no longer exists, and this is the fault not of those who would preserve our commitment to individual rights, limited government, and private property, but of those who since the 1960s have sought to refashion America in the name of an impoverishing, soul-destroying, state-managed “equality.”


When Mr. Obama tried to force schools to allow males who “identified as” females to use women’s bathrooms (and vice versa), and he did so with no public debate of the matter and in the complete absence of credible scientific evidence that a biological male can in any psychologically healthy sense claim to identify as a female, that was divisive. 

Pretending that we are still one unified people, as Mr. Romney and the Republican establishment do, is worse than useless
Pretending that we are still one unified people, as Mr. Romney and the Republican establishment do, is worse than useless. For two generations the leftist juggernaut has rolled across our cultural landscape, like the Panzers across France in 1940, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, but never backwards. The Left owe their success in no small part to the failure of men like Mitt Romney first to identify the American Left as inimical to everything the U.S. should represent and then to take a principled, uncompromising stand against them.
Alone among the political leaders of this nation, President Trump has had the courage to say “No more.” He has identified the enemy unequivocally, and he has sounded a long-overdue rallying cry to a people besieged from within by Marxists masquerading as moralists. Mr. Trump is president precisely because he has refused to remain silent for the sake of a phony unity.

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, two Zeroes uttering Zeroes

Hark! News from the Democratic mortuary

The alleged “rebuttal” of Senator Chuck Schumer and House of the Representatives head Nancy Pelosi to President Trump’s Tuesday evening address to the nation about why the wall on the Southern border must be built, is now history. Given the volume of laughter on the Internet a sample here) at their funereal delivery of the “rebuttal” and the mockery it inspired, I don’t think it’s history that the pair had intended or planned for.  See my column, “Nancy Pelosi wants to Erase Freedom of Speech,’ for details. Some commentators called the “rebuttal” a flat rehearsal for a Saturday Night Live skit.

Schumer and Pelosi uttered nothing but predictable Democratic banalities in their rebuttal. Their dead-pan delivery of any substance lacked even the pretance of substance, and did nothing to counter or contradict Trump’s expressions of fact about the criminals and drugs creeping or sneaking across the border and wrecking mayhem on America and its  citizens (e.g., the murder of Officer Singh in California by an illegal immigrant, and the rape and claw hammer death of Marilyn Pharis).  And of course there is the murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by another illegal and repeatedly deported immigrant, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez.
Did anyone get the impression, while watching and listening to them, as I had, that Schumer or Pelosi were even aware of these crimes? I didn’t. Perhaps they were aware, but they did not let on that they were, or the information was deleted from their prepared scripts, so it was handily passed over or ignored. 
Schumer exuded nothing but his “Do as I say, I’m the authority because I’m a senior Senator who wears custom-made befocals” look, while Pelosi resembled a deer frozen in the headlights. To both Schumer and Pelosi, the crimes committed by illegals here in America and south of the border, were irrelevant they were not to be reminded of the crimes, lest one could be charged with racisim or bigotry or hatred.They would be offended, and would probaly remind you of the incivility of raising the subject of facts. Schumer, when reading something while wearing those glasses, always impressed me as looking down his nose at everyone and not just through his bifocals.
Advertising tattoos for nihilism
Trump mentioned MS-13 and the gang’s crimes, but Schumer and Pelosi deigned not to mention them, regardless of the horrific murders committed by the scarily tattooed gang. Neither of them care what they are willing to subject Americans to.

One blogger remarked that MS-13 is on a par with Islamic jihadists, especially the ones who raped, murdered, and beheaded Louisa Vesterager Jespersen, of Denmark, and Maren Ueland, of Norway in Morroco.  Jihadists hate life, and hate the good, and are willing to destroy for the sake of killing. In truth, MS-13 members have an operating philosphy at root the same as that of the jihadists, and are no better than them. But, these creatures do not stir an ounce of abhorrence in Schumer, Pelosi, and their Democratic colleagues in the House. 

The Democrats are hell bent on defeating Trump, to make him bend to their will and wishes, to atone for defeating Hillary Clinton. I discern no other motive behind their actions. They have nothing to say.

Nancy Pelosi wants to erase Freedom of Speech

Nancy Pelosi: The aged, decrepit face

of socialism, power lust, and corruption

President Donald Trump isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s only target. It is the Freedom of Speech.
One of Nancy Pelosi’s first projects as new speaker of the House [for the 116th Congress] will be passing a government overhaul of campaign-finance and ethics rules that will, among other things, “expand voting rights.” One of the new bills — specifics are still cloudy — reportedly allocates a pool of taxpayer money to match small-dollar donations 6-to-1, as a way of encouraging “grass-roots campaigning,” according to The Wall Street Journal…
Some big cities have already begun handing out tax-funded “democracy vouchers.” In other words, politicians have passed legislation that subsidizes the speech of people who will, for the most part, support them. It’s quite the racket. Pelosi wants to take this corruption national….
There is something about abridging freedom of speech.  And money is speech. This fact has been codified by the Supreme Court. Writing is speech. Speaking is speech. Speaking anonymously is speech. Joining a group of other Americans to petition the government is also speech.
The Campaign Finance Law, the Federal Election Committee, and the IRS collude to control how citizens support candidates through contributions and for whom.
Yet Democrats will also include a provision in their package that would make tax-exempt 501(c)(4) charitable groups disclose donors who’ve given $10,000 or more during an election cycle. As I’ve written elsewhere, this obsession with eliminating anonymity is also a transparent attempt to chill speech and undermine minority opinions.
As Harsany stresses, Pelosi’s new bill is intended to intimidate anyone from donating more than $10,000 (by insinuating that the donor would be audited, or smacked with a fine), or to give less than $10,000 to a candidate’s PAC. The better to reduce a candidate’s war chest. They hope the actions against and the sentencing of Diniah D’Souza will serve as an example and a warning.   
Conservative author Dinesh D’Souza, one of the most brilliant conservative political writers of the modern era, was sentenced by a judge last week to eight months in a halfway house and probation. He was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine within 45 days. His alleged crime? He made two contributions to a losing political campaign under the names of friends. D’Souza accepted a plea agreement admitting he used straw donors to donate $20,000 to the U.S. Senate campaign of Wendy Long, a friend of his. Federal campaign law limits contributors to U.S. Senate campaigns to $5,000 each.
To obviate a donor’s anonymity is to expose the person to what is called “doxing” or the broadcasting of his residence and family to harassment by groups opposed to his chosen charity. Although related to Campaign  Finance Law strictures, the harassment of prominent figures by doxing.
Now, you might recall that one of the central criticisms Democrats leveled at the Citizens United free speech decision was that corporate funding would force employees and shareholders to support issues and candidates against their will. This was facile claim since, in the private sector, workers and shareholders are free to associate with companies that comport to their politics.
At the same time, however, Democrats are perfectly comfortable impelling taxpayers to contribute to campaigns. Liberals simultaneously bitterly complain about the Supreme Court’s Janus decision, which finally stopped public-sector unions from coercing workers to pay “agency fees” to fund their political activities.

Pelosi isn’t the only one in the House to oppose freedom of speech. IIlhan Omar, newly installed representative for Minnesota, endorses the Boycot, Divest, and Sanction movement to target companies trading with Israel, and ultimately see it replaced by “Palestine.” The Washington Times reported on November 19th: She has given America the finger in favor of “Palestine.”
…BDS doesn’t just criticize Israel’s government, it denies its right to exist as a Jewish State. Omar also said she supports a two-state solution. “Rep-Elect Omar, you owe it to your new constituents to clarify your views.”
The “two-state” solution is a fantasy. It is as much a delusion as a milkshake of oil,  water, and a dollop of egg nog.

Sharia and Socialism

The Marxist-Islam Axis in the U.S. Congress

The photo to the right, is a perfect illustration of the new Congress (the 116th): a socialist and a Muslim, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota).  And there’s another Muslim , Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan), whose foul, mother-rucking mouth has made her notorious.  
The trio represents the Marxist-Islamic wing of the Dems, loud anti-Semites and quiet ones. RINOs (Republicans in name only) have no rebuttal to the “radicals” but can be expected to remain mute and in the name of civility in political discourse move deferentially aside and let the Dems have their way with the country exercising their well-known “hands-off” policy of being conscientiously irrelevant.
We would be remiss if we did not also mention the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement, against Israel, supported by  Omar , Ocasio-Cortez, and by foul-mouthed Tlaib,  who advocates that Israel be erased from the map and replaced by the Gaza walkers (a pun to The Walking Dead), and all of its inhabitants marched to the sea to drown. 
But, first, according to the apocalyptic trio, Donald Trump must first be impeached. The trio represents the Democratic Party now in control of the House.

Military History Book Reviews , a guest column by Grant Jones

Saturday, January 5, 2019
Happy New Year and Keep Your Powder Dry
The Democratic controlled House of Representatives looks like the cantina scene from Star Wars. It is a hive of villainy, scum, evil and treason. The Democrats’ avowed purpose is to destroy what’s left of the USA. Their method is demonstrated by what they are fighting for most vociferously. For example, to continue uncontrolled “immigration” by refusing to fund the Wall while providing “sanctuary” for murdering invaders. America’s death-spiral is encapsulated in this picture:
Appropriately, on the left is Puerto-Rican Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her economy and soul destroying “Green New Deal” is already being touted by an equally evil  media. The headbag on the right is Somali invader IIhan Omar. The picture is an excellent illustration of the Left-Islamic alliance to destroy America. Occasional-Cortex’s non-American constituents voted for her because she promises to fundamentally transform America into Venezuela as quickly as inhumanly possible. They are also excellent representatives of the anti-American fifth-column the left, and Republican turncoats, have imported for this very purpose. If the American people won’t vote for their own immolation, the left will replace them with those who will.
While a nation may survive external enemies, and may even survive imported enemies, it cannot long survive traitors within the wall. Sadly, “traitors” is the best word to describe the voters of Minnesota’s fifth congressional district who support Omar. This district, and the last election, demonstrates that the domestic left is America’s greatest enemy. They seek the nation’s death. That their own death may soon follow is not any of their concern. They are just driven to murder the object of their all consuming hate: American (and Western) traditions and freedom.

Hyperbole? No. Ayn Rand made the nihilistic motives of such haters clear in her seminal essay “The Age of Envy” in 1971.

Consider this passage on the Green movement:
…when the great emancipator, the automobile, is attacked as a public menace, and highways are decried as a violation of the wilderness–when bleary-eyed, limp-limbed young hobos of both sexes [!] chant about the evil of labor-saving devices, and demand that human life be devoted to the grubby hand-picking of truck gardens, and to garbage disposal–when alleged scientists stretch, fake or suppress scientific evidence in order to panic the ignorant about the interplanetary perils augured by some such omen as the presence of mercury in tuna fish–when their leading philosopher proclaims that work is an outdated prejudice, that fornication should replace ambition, and that mankind’s standard of living should be brought down–when sundry hordes block the construction of electric generators and are about to plunge New York City into the catastrophe of an overloaded power system’s failure–it is time to grasp that we are not dealing with man-lovers, but with killers. [Emphasis added}
If there is a second American revolution these will be the two sides: those who seek to defend human values and those nihilists who seek to make human life on earth impossible. And, everyone will have to choose a side in this fight. It’s later than most Americans realize.

Unfortunately, the left’s pathologies have a useful idiot (or worse) in the misnamed Ayn Rand Institute (ARI). Consider ARI’s CEO and most vocal spokesperson (see what I did there) Yaron Brook. Under his leadership, ARI has gone all out to garner both academic and mainstream media respectability. Nobody at ARI seems to understate, or wants to admit, that both these institutions are irredeemably evil. They are both a national menace and must be eliminated, not appeased.
Evil of such magnitude cannot be reformed. It must not be sanctioned. 
Evil as the hating creatures are, there is something still more evil: those who try to appease them. (Ayn Rand – “The Age of Envy”). E.g.:
Today, we live in the Age of Envy.
“Envy” is not the emotion I have in mind, but it is the clearest manifestation of an emotion that has remained nameless; it is the only element of a complex emotional sum that men have permitted themselves to identify.
Envy is regarded by most people as a petty, superficial emotion and, therefore, it serves as a semihuman cover for so inhuman an emotion that those who feel it seldom dare admit it even to themselves. . . . That emotion is: hatred of the good for being the good.
This hatred is not resentment against some prescribed view of the good with which one does not agree. . . . Hatred of the good for being the good means hatred of that which one regards as good by one’s own (conscious or subconscious) judgment. It means hatred of a person for possessing a value or virtue one regards as desirable.
ARI sanctions evil by maintaining the facade that this evil are their civilized equals who should be engaged as such. When not pandering to evil, Brook castigates President Trump, and the “Deplorables,” as the “villain of out time.”
In the last decade and a half, Brook has been moving ARI further and further left. Now it is indistinguishable from such left-libertarian organizations as Reason and CATO. He often attacks those on the “right,” including real Objectivists, while appeasing the left on the all important cultural-social issues of our day. It’s also clear what Ayn Rand would have thought about the mass importation of savages bent on looting and destroying Western Civilization. Unlike ARI, she would have been against such civilizational suicide.

On a positive note, Bruno Turner and Lindsay Perigo have been producing a weekly series of YouTube videos that are first-rate. Being considerate gentlemen, they limit their videos to thirty minutes duration. Their latest video is one of their best.

In this episode [Episode 11], Lindsay makes an excellent observation that should be widely repeated. The West is in an existential fight for survival with barbarians both within and without. The central part of that fight is the preservation of Western nation-states.
If these nations fall, so will the West. Globalization is just the method by which the left seeks to destroy the nation-state, and therefore the West with it. President Donald Trump’s fight for secure borders, rational immigration policy, ending America’s role as global cop, and sane trade policies is the fight to save the West. Sadly, Yaron Brook, ARI and its supporters are on the wrong side of this battle on every issue. 
All you need to remember is that all the the Globalists, the Dems, and all those who want to “transform” the country, have in the way of argument, is the emotion of pure, unbridled hatred. They do not have an argument, only an emotion.
James Taggart ,in Atlas Shrugged, told his fellow creatures while they were torturing John Galt, “I don’t care! I want to hear him scream!” [p. 1145, Dutton hardcover edition]
The scream is what our enemies want to hear. It is alleged evidence of the efficacy of evil. 

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