Sunday, March 19, 2006

I'd 'Rather'-not-gate

(Cited as Symbol of Abu Ghraib, Man Admits He Is Not in Photo By KATE ZERNIKE
Ali Shalal Qaissi had claimed to be the man in the photograph that has become the international icon of the abuse scandal.)
- from the NYT
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No matter how hard they wish this shit were true, just saying it, over and over, just doesn’t make it so. Didn’t they learn anything from Dan Rather (not)? Of course not, that isn’t their point, is it? Like Joseph Göbbels (Goebbels) always said, “If you tell a lie often enough, no matter how outrageous, people will accept it as fact.” Or, as Wikipedia states it, “His (Joseph Göbbels) primary rules were:
1. never allow the public to cool off;
2. never admit a fault or wrong;
3. never concede that there may be some good in your enemy;
4. never leave room for alternatives;
5. never accept blame;
6. concentrate on one enemy at a time and blame him for everything that goes wrong;
7. people will believe a big lie sooner than a little one;
8. and if you repeat it frequently enough people will sooner or later believe it. - OSS report page 51 [2]”
- from:

Sounds like reading the NYT or, actually, any MSM outlet these days, doesn’t it?

Read more about these insidious tactics at: - after all, the liberal left does; and it is very important to know how the enemies of America are operating.

More information on one of the ‘big lies’ on WMDs, as another example of that strategy, can be found here: – Be sure to read the end to get the point, that this IS their strategy!

Item 4, above, is clearly demonstrated in a lack of alternative plans by the liberal left. They know that the current administration’s plans to win the GWT is valid; but it is their plan! That the resolution to go to war with Iraq was nearly unanimous is clear proof that they knew the reality of the situation; but the reality that they saw was an opportunity to recreate the Vietnam debacle all over again. They have no interest in the security of the nation; they are only interested in opportunities to regain power at any cost. Money, reputations and even the lives of our troops and allies are only tools in their insane quest for power.

Take this latest ‘big lie’ about domestic spying: of course it is essential to know what the enemy is doing during wartime (or at any high-risk time), they know that; but by twisting it and making people believe that the government is spying on them, they continue playing on item 1 of Göbbels’ strategy. The Dubai Ports’ deal was another way to keep the heat on; only now, with a mid-term election coming up, they’re getting help from the right as well.

Keep in mind that there are bad people on both sides of the political isle, it is insanely optimistic to assume that people seek high office for purely altruistic reasons; but the liberal left has an embedded hatred of our republic. They desire, at any cost, to impose a centrally controlled regime of socialism. That socialism, as a political philosophy, has proven to be a failed economic structure throughout the world (The USSR, China, etc.) doesn’t deter them in the least; it’s the centralization of power that they crave. There is no desire to make people’s lives better with their power-lust, they only crave to control every aspect of those lives. That was the same impetus that made the USSR so hard to displace; and for China to be so slow in changing from their equally failed system: the people in charge are so completely addicted to their absolute power, they’d rather see the people in their counties reduced to abject poverty than give up their power over them.

In assessing our (what used to be our) system of free enterprise, one thing is clear: under it, people are encouraged to reach for whatever level of fulfillment they can attain. Under socialism, people are reduced to the lowest common denominator to achieve ‘equality’. In the Declaration of Independence, it is stated that all men are created equal. What that means is that we all have equal rights to grow and be all we can be. It doesn’t mean that everybody is entitled to whatever anybody else has; insofar as material good are concerned.

Inalienable Rights are rights that we have that doesn’t infringe upon other’s rights. My freedom of speech doesn’t cost anybody anything; they can listen or not and they can even exercise theirs to rebut what I say. That isn’t the case where things such as healthcare are concerned though, is it? In order to provide a ‘right’ to healthcare (or housing, or education, etc.) money has to be taken (stolen) from people in order to provide for others. Whereas that may be a desirable goal, it is not to be confused for a RIGHT – it is a redistribution of wealth.

It is also something that the congress is not empowered to do, insofar as the Constitution defines their enumerated powers (Article I, section 8). If, or when, congress imposes this model of healthcare on the people, it will do so by usurping the power of the States and/or of the people. [Note, if this is something you really think the Federal Government should be involved in, ask your congressmen to initiate a Constitutional Amendment to give them the authority to do it. Personally, I don’t like the idea of a federal government with more authority that is granted them now, in the Constitution.]

Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time; you can fool all of the people some of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.” – But then, Abe Lincoln never met Joseph Göbbels.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

I weep for the future. (with a collumn by Michelle Malkin)

Take a moment to read Michelle Malkin’s column, below.

(FWIW, Michelle Malkin on Wikipedia:

These things used to make me angry; now they just make me very, very sad. We, as a society, are indeed reaping what we’ve sown. Diversity leads to isolation and segregation and hatred; tolerance is a cover-up for festering hatred, hidden by a smile and a handshake.

Anyone who opposes diversity and tolerance is labeled a bigot with circular solipsistic logic. (Like anyone who denies being an alcoholic is considered to be one, in denial.)

Real integration is loving your fellow man; and allowing growth based on merit, irregardless of race, religion, origin, or creed; a person’s behavior, qualifications, and demeanor should be the only things they are judged on. Actions speak louder that words; words speak louder than feelings. People isolated into groups, for good or ill, inspires contempt for all others.

Take Michelle Malkin as an example. She simply claims to be an American, born and bred; but her detractors on the left seem to think that her Asian heritage is more important than where she was born. Isn’t it the left who are constantly hopping on racial profiling? How about Tiger Woods, who has ¼ African American heritage; but is always referred to as a black golfer? The Oscars, a few years ago, was touted as a tribute to black actors and Halle Berry won Best Actress that year; but her mother is Caucasian. What I see here is that, although the left lays claim to being ‘color blind’; they adhere to the old adage of ‘even a single drop of black blood makes you black’. What a shameful way to think.

The hypocrisy within the philosophy of ‘diversion and tolerance’ is staggering. If a person of non-Caucasian heritage has a conservative leaning, they are vilified and ridiculed; they don’t fit into the liberal mould. On the other hand, if a non-white is a liberal, then any outrageous behavior or speech is perfectly acceptable; at least they know their place, right?

It’s the same for woman, too. No matter how egregious her behavior or speech, if she is a liberal, it is OK; let her speak out against feminism or abortion, however, and she becomes a target of all the hatred the left can muster. Tolerance and diversity is only for them that think alike, no others need apply.

Non-white, conservative women have the toughest row to hoe. How much contempt is too much from the liberals for Condolesa Rice? There is never enough, that’s how much.

I like people, or not, by what they do, first, and by what they say, second; what they look like has little place in human relationships outside of hunting for a mate; but what do I know? I like Michelle Malkin (and Condi Rice, and Ann Coulter, even when she goes a tad overboard. At least she isn’t hypocritical about what she says.)

Really, this all makes me very sad.

I weep for the future.

Best regards,Ichabod Crane
There is a virtuous fear which is the effect of faith, and a vicious fear which is the product of doubt and distrust. The former leads to hope as relying on God, in whom we believe; the latter inclines to despair, as not relying on God, in whom we do not believe.Persons of the one character fear to lose God; those of the other character fear to find him.--Pascal
Veritas vos Liberabit!
God Bless America!

redstatesusa: I Pledge Allegience To My Black People

By: Michelle Malkin

One of the nation’s fastest-rising poetry prodigies is a 7-year-old New York girl whose poisonous demagogic advocacy of black separatism makes Al Sharpton look like Mister Rogers.

Autum Ashante’ of Mount Vernon, N.Y., has performed at HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, The Cotton Club in L.A., The Apollo Theater in Harlem, the African Street Festival, Caroline’s on Broadway, the Russell Simmons Phat Farm Fashion Show, Steve Harvey’s “Big Time,” a prestigious Grammy Foundation event, and at universities and other venues across the country. She recites her verses not only in English, but also in fluent Swahili and Arabic (she attended the Islamic Darul Arkam School in Mount Vernon).

Autum has appeared at a tribute to black nationalist Marcus Garvey, America-bashing 9/11 conspiracy-monger Amiri Baraka’s annual family cookout and the extremist New Black Panther Party’s Million Youth March. The city of New York honored her with a proclamation for inspiring “her peers, as well as adults, while also demonstrating the power of a father’s love, the importance of education and the limitless boundaries of the human mind.” New York City councilwoman Yvette Clark called her “one of the most precious young talents that this world has ever known.”

Most recently, as New York Post education reporter David Andreatta reported this weekend, she was invited to perform at public middle and high schools in Peekskill, N.Y., for Black History Month.

Here, in full, is what precious little Autum -- groomed by her single father, Batin Ashante, a Nation of Islam poet/activist -- spewed:

White Nationalism Put U In Bondage

White nationalism is what put you in bondage
Pirate and vampires like Columbus, Morgan, and Darwin
Drank the blood of the sheep, trampled all over them with
Steel, tricks and deceit.
Nothing has changed take a look in our streets
The mis-education of she and Hegro -- leaves you on your knee2grow
Black lands taken from your hands, by vampires with no remorse
They took the gold, the wisdom and all of the storytellers
They took the black women, with the black man weak
Made to watch as they changed the paradigm
Of our village
They killed the blind, they killed the lazy, they went
So far as to kill the unborn baby
Yeah White nationalism is what put you in bondage
Pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan, and Darwin
They drank the blood of the sheep, trampled all over them with
Steel laden feet, throw in the tricks alcohol and deceit.
Nothing has changed take a look at our streets.

Autum’s performance also included commanding white students to remain seated as she led black students in a recitation of the “Black Child’s Pledge,” by Black Panther Shirley Williams, which reads in part:

I pledge allegiance to my Black People.
I pledge to develop my mind and body to the greatest extent possible.
I will learn all that I can in order to give my best to my People in their struggle for liberation.
. . . I will discipline myself to direct my energies thoughtfully and constructively rather than wasting them in idle hatred.
I will train myself never to hurt or allow others to harm my Black brothers and sisters . . .
These principles I pledge to practice daily and to teach them to others in order to unite my People.

Complaints from shocked students and parents led to a tape-recorded apology sent to all parents apologizing for the performance. Autum’s father condemned white district officials as “racist crackers.” Autum defended her poem by explaining to the Westchester Journal News that white people are “devils and they should be gone. We should be away from them and still be in Africa.”

And make note of this: The official who invited Autum to speak, Melvin Bolden, is a public school music teacher, Peekskill councilman and producer of her first spoken word album.

Who is surprised? If you set aside a separate holiday for Black History Month in the public schools, if you set aside separate graduation ceremonies, college dorms, academic departments, recruiting programs, and government contracts and subcontracts by race, you send a message that hard-core racial separatism is not only acceptable -- but desired.

Autum Ashante’ is the natural offspring of militant multiculturalism and government-sanctioned identity politics. We reap what we sow.

Posted by redguy on March 15, 2006 07:27 AM to redstatesusa