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Vic Biorseth, OWM; Thursday,
July 31, 2014
Who said the Cold War was over? Who said Communism was dead? Who said Marxism was no longer any threat to anyone? The Berlin Wall coming down was a temporary, if you will, ideological victory. The collapse of the Soviet Union was a temporary, if you will, economic victory.
But the evil ideologies behind all that didn't go anywhere. Marx's ideologies, and those they spawned - Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Naziism, Controlled Economyism, Big Governmentism, Democrat Partyism - still exist, are as strong or may be stronger than ever, and still pose a threat to human liberty, everywhere on earth. They operate under new names, including the commandeered name of Liberalism. Leftism; Progressivism; Crony-Capitalism; etc. Only in lands where they rule (Russia; China; Cuba; North Korea; Vietnam; etc.) do they call themselves by their real names. Everywhere else, they pretend to be something else.
Russia is still Communist. The Russian Orthodox Church still operates as a branch of the Russian government, and a subsidiary branch of the Communist Party. In America, the Marxocrat Party is almost solidly Communist in its guiding principles. As is American Academia and American Journalism. They maliciously rewrite history, they indoctrinate and they propagandize. It's their job. And the USCCB, for the most part, is right in there with them. They all operate as if they were all covert members of the International Communist Party. Perhaps they are.
Marxism, in all it's many forms, still threatens all of Western Civilization. The only difference is that today, at least in America, the Marxist threat is more dangerous from within than from without.
Who said Islam is a religion of peace? What land did it ever take over by peaceful means? What people did it ever convert by peaceful means? Why does the entire history of the "religion" of Islam show an absolutely solid, unwavering history of direct military conquest, and of bestial cruelty to whomever they conquered?
Islam virtually invented the "Unjust Servitude" form of slavery described in the Slavery page. They still practice it today. Our first war, as a new nation, was fought against Islamic slave traders off the Barbary Coast. As pirates, they took people, including Americans, and either kept them as slaves or sold them back to their native countries for bounty. It's how they made their money, since they didn't really produce anything, unless it was produced by their slaves.
Islam lives by war, and cannot long endure in the absence of war. The only Islamic history that involved peace and anything even approaching common civility towards others was under secular governments that did not enforce Islamic law over the nation, modeled after the secular government of Ataturk. The minute Islamic government returns to power, war resumes. The Koran demands it.
Believe me, Islamic lands not under strict Islamic law are quaking in their boots over the possibility of the Caliphate spreading into their territory. Even Saudi Arabia, which most of us infidels think of as being about as Islamic as it can get, does not want to go totally Islamic. It means war. They don't want war. But Islam is war.
We all (or mostly) think of what's going on in Iran and in the new ISIS movement in Syria and Iraq as "Islamist" or "Radical Islam" or the "Terrorist" movement. But it's none of those things; it is Islam, in accordance with what Mohammed said, as recorded in the Koran. There is only one Islam. It has been and is being "suppressed" under secular governments such as those in Quatar, Kuwait, Jordan, etc., since Ataturk.
The USA as the World's Cop. I submit that the whole world was better off during the brief period of history that the USA was the sole so-called super-power nation. The reason is that we are the good guys. We know right from wrong, and behave accordingly. Our national morality is based on our Moral Touchstone, rather than empire or control of others.
Who else would keep the sea lanes open and safe from piracy? Who else could be trusted to do such a thing?
The Marxists? Marxists would be more likely to join in on open piracy than suppress it, unless it was operating against them personally. Marxists have their own "touchstone" moral rules, and they are:
There's nothing in there against stealing or robbing.
The Moslems? The Moslems are the pirates. They might be induced to stop other pirates, to cut down on business competition; but they are never going to give up their piracy any more than they are ever going to giver up their slaves. The news today showed that Europeans have been secretly paying Al Queda hundreds of millions of dollars as bounty for "hostages" just snatched off the seas or off of the streets of wherever they were. Islam is still doing today what it did way back before Jefferson prosecuted the Barbary War.
During the Cold War we were the world's only real check on the expansionist Marxism of the Soviet Union and China. They sought empire and territory; we sought to have them leave people alone. We left liberty in our wake; they left dictatorship in theirs. And yet we were the ones labeled as Imperialists by all of our Marxist politicians, mal-educators, indoctrinators and propagandists.
What Obamunism has done to our allies, and especially to Poland, Ukraine and Israel can only be described as treachery and betrayal. Pulling out offensive and even defensive missiles, with promises of American defense, followed by standing back and watching Russia take the Crimea and initiate covert operations inside Ukraine is, to me, worse than criminal. Toppling secular governments and unleashing Islamic Jihad all over the Middle East and North Africa, and then diplomatically taking the part of Hamas against Israel is the lowest order of anti-Semitic evil treachery.
What we should be doing is putting the missiles right back where they were, and then defending them. And, possibly, inserting covert forces into Ukraine to counter the Russian effort and help the government we betrayed to reestablish itself. Maybe in Crimea too.
As far as unleashed Islam is concerned, we should be following Bush's dictum "whoever is not with us is against us." Since Jihad always has America in its sights, we should be militarily attacking Jihadists wherever they are in the world. That means the government of Iran, and it means ISIS, and it means Al Queda, Hamas, the Moslem Brotherhood and all of these fruit-loop groups.
If they go secular and abandon Jihad, leave them alone. If they adopt Jihad, attack them and hound them to the ends of the earth. Regardless of what name they might go by today.
Obamunism and Marxocratism actually take the part of Hamas and scold Israel for not negotiating with Hamas. Hamas' own charter openly refuses to negotiate with Israel. It's right there in black and white. It even tells Moslem women to get out there and fight when the opportunity presents itself, even when they don't have the permission of their husbands, and slaves likewise, even when they don't have the permission of their owners. They are absolutely and irresolutely committed to the annihilation of Israel and the killing of the Jews. And they say so, in writing. "Cease fire" means, to them, "reload".
The Obamunists and the Marxocrats know that. They cannot possibly not know that. They are clearly working for the destruction of Israel. There can be no other possibility. Well, I suppose today it may be possible that no one in the State Department can read.
We should be mending fences and sharing intelligence with Israel against our common enemy. Israel is Islam's Little Satan and America is Islam's Great Satan. We should be doing the same thing in Europe, particularly in the Ukraine.
May God save Israel.
May God save the Ukraine.
May God save the USA.
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Date: Fri Aug 01 08:59:00 2014
Location: Overland Park, KS USA
I recently got into an argument with a Ron/Rand Paul supporter on Facebook over foreign policy. This guy is an isolationist, but won't admit it. He claimed that every American foreign policy initiative over the last twenty years has been a "failure" (he has a point with Clinton and Obama; otherwise, I think he's all wet), and he called the Iraq Campaign, in so many words, "the biggest foreign policy blunder in American history". This guy I'm arguing with is actually more than an isolationist; he hates both Presidents Bush--President Bush the Younger in particular. In any case, he, like all Ron/Rand Paul supporters, doesn't seem to understand or care that a world without American influence--including a strong military presence--is a much less free world, and a much more dangerous one. If, by some bizarre and truly cruel twist of fate, Rand Paul were to succeed in co-opting the Republican Party for the libertarians and get himself elected President in 2016, I would fear for this nation every bit as much as I would if Hillary Clinton or any other Democrat got elected. This man is not a conservative, but he's bamboozling a lot of conservatives into thinking that he is.
Date: Fri Aug 01 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
I think we are in agreement. Perhaps I can give you some ammunition to carry on the argument.
Ron Paul has always been a puzzlement to me. I could never reconcile in my mind how he could exhibit such a learned expertise on economics, and yet be such an absolute blithering idiot on geopolitical realities. One possible reconciliation would involve evil, deceptively concealed. I have the same suspicion of Rand Paul, who seems to be using smoke and mirrors to conceal his real intention to eventually, some day, some way, grant amnesty to the criminal aliens.
Ron seems to think that we somehow asked for the 9/11 sneak attack, and that if we just left the Moslems alone they would leave us alone. Here's Mohammed's open declaration of war against all non-Moslems, with Jews and Christians singled out for special cruelties:
Moslems tell Ron that they will not fight anyone who is not fighting or persecuting them. It says so right in the verses above, right? But what they leave out, and what Ron Paul does not know, or does not admit that he knows, is that in these verses, "fighting" and "persecuting" means nothing more than resisting conversion or subjugation. If you refuse to convert, and you refuse to submit entirely to Islamic law and pay the dhimi tax, and you refuse to commit suicide, then the next Jihadist you meet is required to kill you. Resisting the expansion of Ummah (the Caliphate) in any way is "fighting" and "persecuting". (It's touted to be a language thing.)
Mohammed's declaration of war (the Koran) was written over 1,400 years ago, and nothing has changed. Osama Bin Laden's personal declaration of war from 1966, embellished in 1998, was in complete accord with the Koran. He called all Moslems to kill Americans wherever in the world they might be found, including in America, using any deceptive means necessary, and to steal our money and property, and to not stop killing us until America is defeated.
Here are few of his words from the 1998 fatwah:
He was not a radical. He was a Moslem. That is what the Koran calls Moslems to do. There is nothing Osama Bin Ladin said that is not in full accord with the Koran and with the "religion" of Islam.
And Ron Paul says we asked for it. We had it coming. Right.
But there is something worse, if you can imagine that, about Ron and Rand, and it is their Libertarianism. That form of Libertarianism strikes at our national foundational morality. If we become an immoral people - if we are no longer the good guys - then we no longer deserve to continue existing as a nation.
See Definition of Libertarian, and Argument Opposing Libertarianism. The fatal political error of leaving morality, or so-called social issues, out of the political debate is that it cedes the moral ground to the opponents of Judeo-Chrisitan morality, and begins to negatively modify our national ethos; the very nature of our national being.
Saying that moral issues are losing political issues is a lie. High morality is always easier to argue and win than immorality. Ron and Rand just don't want to do it; or, they are poseurs, and not really men of high moral standard.
Here's the vital thing that Libertarians of good conscience miss:
Legislating a moral law (or executive action, or adjudicated legal precedent) is extra-constitutitonal and out of constitutional scope for the federal government to even address. Not one moral issue is listed in Article 1 Section 8, or anywhere else in the federal Constitution. Thus, they are out of scope for the federal government.
Constitutionalists do not seek to impose moral law on anyone. It is quite the opposite. Immoral men seek to impose immoral law on the whole nation, at the federal level. By any means, whether through legislation, executive action, bureaucratic regulation or through the courts.
So when Libertarians throw up their hands and refuse to take a moral position, the immoral Party wins. Every time.
To me, the Libertarian amorality equals immorality. A man is either moral, or he is not. To deny any set of social moral norms all across the whole society is to deny the existence of objective reality.
These are all state and local issues of community standards. They are not properly addressable in federal law/regulation/executive order/adjudicated legal precedent. If the Paul family wants to stay stoned, they can move to Colorado and leave the rest of us alone. If they want to indulge in prostitution, they can vacation in Nevada where it's legal. If they enjoy public celebration of loud, open public displays of homosexuality, they can visit San Francisco, or New York City, or Orlando Florida. Or, they can take the kids to Disney World on Sodomy Day. (Wednesdays, I think.)
But no; they actually secretly support immorality, while pretending to be moral. They stand back and cede the moral high ground to America's vast and growing immoral and degenerate intelligentsia.
And American moral norms slide ever farther down the ever steepening slope, toward Sodom and Gomorrah.
I don't know how you feel about it Jim, but for me, the moral issue is greater than the failure to recognize a deadly foreign enemy who already has you in his sights. The loss of a life is temporary; the loss of a soul is permanent.
Date: Fri Aug 01 22:35:20 2014
Location: Overland Park, KS USA
I'm in total agreement with you, Vic. Verse by verse, line by line. I've been telling anyone and everyone who will listen that the Pauls are both as phony as four-dollar bills. And while I usually zero in on their loopy notions on both foreign policy and immigration (they're both for open borders and amnesty), I also touch on their weakness with regard to moral issues, especially marriage and narcotics. And Rand had the nerve to go on Fox News Channel and claim that Rick Santorum is "pro-choice". I don't know about you, Vic, but I don't think I've ever heard a statement that could be further from the truth than that; not even from liars like Clinton and Obama.
Date: Sat Aug 02 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
I have heard Ron Paul say some things regarding economics that I know to be true. But, re the Clintons and the Obamas - the truth is not in them. You would have to hunt to find whatever few things they ever said that might be true.
If Rand Paul said that Rick Santorum is pro-choice then Rand Paul is a liar.
Date: Sun Oct
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