Saturday, April 21, 2018

A German's View Of Islam


Hard to argue with this: This is one of the best explanations of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear.  Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the read.

The author of this email is Dr Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.  A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come.'  My family lost everything.  I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.

'We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace.

'Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant.  It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

'The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march.  It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide.

'It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave.  It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

'The hard quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

'Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant.

'China 's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

'The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving?

'History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt. Yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence. Peace-loving Muslims will become our Enemy if they don't speak up.  Like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them and the end of their world will have begun.

'Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

'Now Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in  Ottawa, too, while the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive? The Islamic way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the fanatics move in.

'In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world, many of the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them. Just look at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other food items in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just to appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within the nation's shores.

'In the U.K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and there are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law prevails there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to acknowledge British law.

'As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts - the fanatics who threaten our way of life.'

'Lastly, anyone who doubts that this issue is not serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.

Extend yourself a bit and send this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide read this, think about it, and send it on before it's too late, and we are silenced because we were silent.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Government & Economic Systems Defined by Chuck Misak


With a goal to clarify the definitions of economic systems, the following definitions are provided:



Socialism, a socialist economy, is characterized by the government ownership of all means of production. They own the big factories, the transportation industry, the steel industry, and all other significant business. They (the government bureaucrats) decide what to produce, what size and shape, and how many. Then they set the non-negotiable price. And establish, set worker salaries and wages.



In capitalism, like in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Germany and the U.S., the businesses are owned by private entities. They decide what to produce, what quantities, and what sizes. The price is determined in the open market place. If people don’t like the product, they don’t buy it and the company does something else or folds. Yes, many of these countries provide wide benefits to their citizens, paid for by their high rates of taxation. But this is NOT socialism. Listen to the words of the Danish Prime Minister at a Harvard Business School address: “I know that some people in the U.S. associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism. Therefore, I want to make one thing clear: Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”



Communism, a paper system devised by Karl Marx, states one of the basis of communism is the complete abolition of private property. His major pronouncement was when communism existed the state would wither away. There would be no need for a state. This has never happened.



Milton Friedman, perhaps the greatest economist of the 20th century, stated that capitalism is the only system that has improved the lot of those in dire poverty. And, “there is no alternative way so far discovered to improve the lot ordinary people that can hold a candle to free enterprise.”

  

What is amazing is with the world’s largest experiment with socialism having failed —the Soviet Union—that anyone would advance it as a viable economic system.



NOTES:

1.     Many confuse governmental systems with economic systems. A example of a form of government would be a democracy, republic (U.S.)  a monarchy, or a dictatorship.

2.     We have all heard these Nordic countries called socialist because of the many benefits they provide their citizens. This is simply income redistribution, with benefits provided  to citizens of all economic classes. This is NOT the definition of socialism.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

A 39 Second Read


In their infinite wisdom, the United States’ founders created the Electoral College to ensure the STATES were fairly represented. Why should one or two densely populated areas speak for the whole of the nation?

The following list of statistics has been making the rounds on the Internet. It should finally put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense.

Do share this. It needs to be widely known and understood.

There are 3,141 counties in the United States.

Trump won 3,084 of them.

Clinton won 57.

There are 62 counties in New York State.

Trump won 46 of them.

Clinton won 16.

Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes.

In the 5 counties that encompass NYC, (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. (Clinton only won 4 of these counties; Trump won Richmond)

Therefore these 5 counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote of the entire country.

These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles.

The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles.

When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election.

Large, densely populated Democrat cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) DO NOT, and SHOULD NOT speak for the rest of our country!

But that 319 square miles are where the majority of our nation’s problems foment.

Well worth the 39 seconds to read?  Now please pass it on.


Monday, March 5, 2018

Commentary: Guns in America: The Parkland massacre: A bellwether for American morality, behavior.


By DONOVAN (MARK) QUIMBY
Feb 26, 2018

Supposedly, the Parkland killer massacred because he’s mentally ill. I can’t work with that. We’re also told he possesses minimal social intelligence and his hatred, anger and lashing out are extreme. I can work with that. The killer’s minuscule social ability, extreme rebelliousness, hatred, anger and resentment toward authority, fostered his feeling for revenge.

What could have precipitated such extreme behavior? We’re taught we’re rational beings, and even the killer was sufficiently rational to organize, plan and execute his killings. But we don’t always act reasonably; we’re also emotional. Ultimately, we do what we do because we want to. We act on our will, our volition. Our wants determine our actions, and our beliefs determine our wants. So what of the killer’s moral beliefs?

Families have first crack at instilling moral values; then supporting organizations like religious institutions, Scouts, sports, etc. Finally, if these fail, we default to society’s cultural mores. The killer defaulted to society’s moral values, but which moral values?  In a Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, law professors Amy Wax (Penn) and Larry Alexander (USD) described America’s pre-1960s moral behavioral norms. These traditional values include, “Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighborly, civic-minded and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectable of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.”

Americans’ traditional morality is theistic (God-centered), Biblically based; its economics is capitalism; its social structure is family-centered with individual liberty and responsibility. Its political philosophy is based upon faith and reason; it’s America First, conservative (classical liberalism).  Many Republicans embrace traditional morality.

Since the 1960s, America has developed an alternative “anti-culture” that’s promoted in media,  entertainment, education and government. Anti-culture morality is relativistic (nihilistic) materialistic humanism (man-centered), determined to acquire power to achieve its political ends at all costs. Its failure to acknowledge legitimate authority cultivates anarchy.  Anti-culture uses identity politics to divide people by race, ethnicity, sex, and gender to promote division and hatred, especially toward white men. Its economics is Marxism; its social structure is the political group. Its political philosophy is ideological, fostering world government and socialism.  Today’s Democrats support the anti-culture.

Fruits of anti-culture are: Too few American qualified for the jobs available, male working-age labor force participation at Depression-era lows, widespread opioid abuse, homicidal violence plagues inner cities, almost half of all children born out of wedlock and more raised by single mothers, many college students lack basic skills, and high school students rank below those from two dozen other countries, increased mass shootings, and 600K abortions annually-murder in the womb. 
Of America’s two divergent moral systems, the Parkland killer displayed anti-culture mentality, and 17 people died, unnecessarily. Preventing future Parkland-like murders requires our casting off the “anti-culture” and strengthening our traditional “family-oriented” culture. The Parkland murders are a bellwether for America’s moral culture and behavior.

Donovan (Mark) Quimby is a resident of Frederick County.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Vice President Pence Talks About The Future Of Abortion

Vice President Mike Pence continues to be a staunch pro-life advocate.

During his tenure as governor of Indiana, Pence made a name for himself as an unashamed, vocal proponent of the unborn. When he joined Donald Trump’s ticket as a running mate, I was quite skeptical of how his pro-life positions would square with the previously pro-choice/pro-abort Trump.

As I wrote in January, President Donald Trump has surprised me when it comes to advancing the cause of life in the United States. I had many doubts as to whether a former, abortion-supporting Democrat would be serious and proactive. While there is still much work to be done, I am happy to have been wrong as far as this is concerned.

Under the Trump administration, the following has occurred:
  •  Reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy
  • Appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court
  • Defunding of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund)
  • The killing of Obama era regulation relating to Title X Funding
  • Department of Health and Human Services declared that life begins at conception

Of course, Planned Parenthood still receives half-a-billion in federal funding. Though Congress is under Republican control, it is doubtful that we will even see a serious attempt at defunding. The House would most likely have no problem passing such a measure. To pass in the Senate, however, 60 votes are needed. As it stands right now, this is impossible given the party breakdown and because we have pro-choice/pro-abort cowards like Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins on this side of the aisle.

In a speech this week before a major pro-life advocacy group, Pence praised this administration’s work thus far…

Pence said those measures showed “more progress in the last year in the cause of life than I have seen in public policy in all of my years” and claimed that “life is winning in America.”

…and relayed his hopes for the future.

But the vice president’s ultimate goal, as he publicly stated during the presidential campaign, is to overturn the landmark Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, which said in 1973 that criminalizing abortion is a violation of a woman’s constitutional right to privacy.

“I truly do believe, if all of us do all that we can, that we will once again, in our time, restore the sanctity of life to the center of American law. But we have to do the work,” Pence told the audience in Tennessee.

He then encouraged the audience to keep up the opposition to abortion rights. “I mean, for all the progress since 1973, the resilience of this movement proceeding out of the heart of a compassionate nation, I just know in my heart of hearts that this will be the generation that restores life in America,” he said.

It’s plain to see that American society devalues life. We see it in cruelty to others as they are deemed worthless. We see it in mass shootings in our schools, churches, and places of entertainment. We see it in the number of unborn dead since Roe v. Wade was decided. As it stands right now, that number is near 60,000,000.

Whether or not such a decision is overturned remains to be seen. It would certainly take a special set of circumstances and shift on the actual court to even consider the possibility. We can’t change the fact that abortion is legal. However, we can support life-affirming policies.

As the facts clearly show, the Trump administration has done well to advance the protection of the unborn. Pence is right to be hopeful.

Follow Kimberly Ross on Twitter: @southernkeeks.