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We (Western Civilization) have a problem. We have a problem with Middle Eastern relations, with Muslim immigration (and refugees), with terrorism (foreign and homegrown). The common factor and thus the actual problem is Islam; not “radical” Islam… just Islam. But why? Why is Islam a problem? Why has Islam been a thorn in the side of Western civilization for 1400 years? And why has it reached a point of being an existential problem today?

Religion - Islam - Freedom Go to HellWhy Islam is a Problem – It’s Nature:
Islam has always been, is today, and always will be a problem when exposed to Western civilization. This is because Islam (through the teachings of Muhammad and Sharia law) contain at its core the seeds of fascism, and terrorism. These are the two main fruits of that “religion”.

Islam produces fascism/totalitarianism, when those in control of the state (government) are Islamic. Islam produces terrorism in individuals (who are Islamic) when the state is not. Again, those two seeds are there by the nature of the ideology created by Muhammad; the questions is whether or not the seeds take root and when.

Two Conflicting Ideas About Islam:
How can this be if Islam is a “religion of peace” one may ask. The simple answer is that it can’t be. One of these premises is false. Either Islam is a “religion of peace” OR it is a religion of “fascism and terrorism”. I submit through empirical evidence that if you simply read the words of Muhammad (on the whole), if you simply look at the actions of Muhammad, if you simply read the moral and legal code found in Sharia, if you look at the overall consequences of Islam (ignoring the myth and propaganda)… it’s pretty easy to ascertain which premise is true and which is not.

Jesus (the non-Islamic Jesus) said “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing (a claim to be a religion of peace), but inwardly they are ferocious wolves (fascist and terrorists). By their fruit (results of their faith and actions) you will recognize them. (We have had 1400 years of Islamic fruits on which to base our judgment) Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.” (Matthew 7:15-20)

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To wit, Islam isn’t some religion of peace (good tree) hijacked by a few extremists… it’s a religion of extremism (death, destruction, and slavery) sometimes constrained by a slim majority of moderates and secularists. The true, faithful practitioners of Islam (as intended by Muhammad) are the fascist dictators and terrorists.

islam-fascismSeed of Islam: Fascist State
In the case of a nation, the seeds (of fascism) almost always take root in an Islamic state. If the controlling authorities of a nation are Islamic, the results is fascism. The two words are practically synonymous. The state is brutal towards anyone who does not fall into lockstep with Muhammad (and his current servants). To resist draws attention, imprisonment, and death. The idea of a minority religion receiving protection from an Islamic state in exchange for “jiyza” is a lie that has never existed. “Protection” and “jiyza” is Islamic code (and an excuse from Allah) to subjugate, enslave, and extort… until the Muslim decides to just go ahead and kill the offending infidel population.

Moreover the fascist Islamic state finances and exports terrorism to some extent to other Muslim nations that aren’t fascist (Islamic) enough, and to infidels who must (by Muhammad’s command) be subjugated (enslaved) and converted (by the sword if necessary) or killed. THIS, is a key facet of Islam that the world has been subjected to for fourteen centuries.

Seed of Islam: Terrorists and the False Hope of Moderate Islam
In the case of the individual (when the state is not Islamic and the individual is), the seeds are much less likely to germinate. (Yayyy…) In fact, western society generally produces a “moderate” Muslim/Islamist with little interest in their religion. This tendency to not put much effort or faith into a religion is not a trait of Islam or Muslims but of mankind in general (which is also why you see so many secular Jews, and “Christians”).

So, “moderation” mostly occurs with “secular” practitioners of Islam who have inherited their religion by birth; but pay little or no attention to its edicts to subdue, force tribute, hate and/or drive into the sea… One might call these practitioners “luke-warm” Islamists. Fundamentalists Islamists would call them apostates and seek to convert, subdue, or kill them (in that order). This “moderation” is about the best a host/infidel nation can hope for from an Islamic community or individual.

The biggest problem with a “luke-warm” Islamic population is that they cling just enough to the religion to keep the seed of terror alive (buried… dormant… but alive). Eventually someone in this community bothers to read (and believe and practice) the teachings of Muhammad (and/or Sharia) and the next thing you know they’re shooting up an office, school, or nightclub (screaming “Allahu Akbar” and looking forward to a little virgin nookie). Even if the groups of refugees or immigrants themselves don’t germinate the seed of fundamentalist Islam, their progeny (latter generations) are susceptible to getting pissed-off at their adopted country (that they haven’t assimilated into for some reason). Once disillusioned, they fall back on the religion/culture that made their fatherland the hellhole it was (and probably still is today).

The greater the population of the Islamic community the greater the probability you’re going to have a spontaneous combustion of Islamic terrorist events (manmade disasters to those of you on the left). By that standard Europe is royally #$@%ed for several generations (if not existentially). The U.S. is… slightly less #$@%ed; and will reach the state of Europe if the left is not stopped from carrying out its fundamental transformation (as implemented by Obama and the left). Unfortunately, the damage (fruits of death and destruction) the relatively small number of Islamists will do and the terror they will inflict on society will really never go away. As long as Islam is present… that seed will be present.

Back to the “moderates”, I would have to agree with Winston Churchill (1899) that “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.”

Yes… granted… Percentage wise the number of Islamic spontaneous combustions (in Europe and the U.S.) is small in comparison to the overall population of Islamists (though huge when compared to other races/religions). So let’s look at the good… moderate… majority… practitioners of Islam.

Generally, a “moderate” Muslim/Islamist doesn’t want to actually pull the trigger on the infidels of his adopted nation; but will “understand”, “sympathize”, (and sometimes celebrate) with the ones who do. They will scream with indignation (“they don’t represent my peaceful religion”) when Islam produces yet another rotten fruit (terrorist attack, socially abhorrent behavior, etc.)… but when it comes to actual action to reclaim their “religion of peace” from the terrorists? The “moderate” Muslim is the same as the moderate German (during WWII), moderate Japanese (during WWII), moderate Russian (during the cold war), and moderate Chinese (during Mao reign). The proper term would be IRRELEVANT. MILLIONS upon MILLIONS died during these evil regimes. “Moderate” Muslims are no more the answer to the evil Islam would impose upon the world if given half a chance than their predecessors.

Proof? Half (51%) of Muslim Americans support the implementation of Sharia law over U.S. law and over the U.S. Constitution for Muslim communities. A quarter (25%) of Muslim Americans believe “violence against Americans here in the United States can be justified as part of the global jihad.” (Source Center for Security Policy) Remember that Sharia would implement the subjugation (and death at the whim of Islamic leaders) of non-believers who won’t convert, horrific oppression of women, the execution of gays, the extermination of Jews, and the beheading of anyone who draws Muhammad. Islam is malicious by nature; Sharia is Islam on steroids. Half of Muslim Americans say “Yep… that’s what we need”.

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And these are the “moderates” that are embraced by the useful idiots in the media, and the halls of power. Vladimir Lenin reportedly said “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” He was only half right. We seem ready to sell the rope to our executioners, but it will be to the fascist Islamists (not the communists) we sell the rope to, and the paltry price will be the warm fuzzy feeling of inclusion and political correctness.

Useful Idiots Embrace is Islam
By useful idiot standards, I am an Islamophobe, exhibiting a “hatred or fear of Muslims/Islam or of their politics or culture”. In my defense, I neither hate nor fear any man based on his race. It is his actions, his fruits if you will, and the fruits of what he embraces (be that a culture or religion) that I base any reaction to (hatred, fear or even respect). Also, a phobia implies an irrational fear of something. Being afraid of Islam is not irrational. Only a fool ignores an apparent danger for the appearance of diversity and open minded acceptance. Any rational man who loves life, liberty, individualism, and freedom should fear Islam’s encroachment and influence on our society. Islam, by its fascist and totalitarian nature, is antithetical to these founding principles. (Fundamentalists) Islam has plans for us; and the “moderates” will watch passively (and eventually celebrate) if that horror ever comes to pass upon America and western society.

Another scary aspect of this posting (concerning how far Western civilization has fallen) is that it would be illegal in Canada and Great Britain (two Western nations) and deemed a hate crime. It will be illegal in the U.S. soon enough.

Rome - Fall of EmpireProgressivism is to blame. In fact, progressivism is actually the existential threat to Western civilization. Islam will simply prove to be the barbarians who loot and pillage what remains when the progressives have their way. Progressivism invites the barbarian hordes through the gates. Progressivism seeks to destroy and dilute western culture. Progressivism makes it a crime (or at least socially egregious) to speak the truth (any truth).

The only solace the sane have is that the progressives will be put against the wall right after us.

Actually the real solace the sane have is found only in God and His Son, Jesus Christ! As bad as we (men) seem to make things, we (the sane) must remind ourselves that He is in control.

Psalm 97:10 (NIV) Hate evil, you who love the LORD, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

Romans 12:9 (NIV) Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.

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Matt Maloney is the CEO of GrubHub, some kind of Internet food-ordering company. (I have at least heard of them.) On Wednesday Matt made the conscience decision to send out an email to all 1400 employees of GrubHub. By Thursday there were various boycotts being organized (Twitter, Facebook, etc) by Trump supporters and Matt was in panic mode.

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Basically Matt Maloney was distraught about the 2016 Presidential election, explained to his employees that Trump and his supporters were miscreants, and stated in no uncertain terms that supporters of Trump had no place at GrubHub. The letter is littered with leftist dogma including safe spaces and the Hillary campaign slogan of “stronger together”. But the key message from Matt was “If you do not agree with this statement (that you will fight against everything Matt Maloney thinks Donald Trump stands for) then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team.”

Unfortunately for Matt… someone leaked the letter to the public; which is hilarious. I love it when leftist’s own words and ideals go public.

movie-star-wars-these-arent-the-droidsMaloney’s response was typical leftist.

  • Deny that what you said is what you meant.
  • Claim that what you said is “misconstrued” or “taken out of context”. You are the victim here.
  • Parse parts of what you said and offer a spin to soften your original message if not completely turn it around.

    Unfortunately, this requires that you pretend your target audience is a bunch of morons who don’t have the brain cells to actually read and understand exactly what you meant in the first place. Fortunately, this is a natural inclination for leftist. To the rest of us, it’s really insulting. But don’t take my word for it… Matt Maloney’s original email (and his spin the next day) are found below.

    Political - Fascist - SmileyThere is no question. As the CEO of a company (GrubHub) Mr. Maloney decided that approximately half the citizens of this nation do not have a place at his company when it comes to employment. This is a natural extension of a core leftist belief. If you don’t agree with them on homosexuality, you shouldn’t be allowed to work as a photographer or baker. If you don’t agree with them on abortion you shouldn’t be allowed to work as a nurse or doctor. This is the pattern with Matt taking it to the next step.

    Logically, by extension GrubHub (as led by Matt) also doesn’t need or want the business of half its potential customers. Of course Matt wants his cake and to eat it to. He wants the punish the unwashed by denying them employment, but he still wants the unwashed to patronize his business.

    There are multiple problems here.

  • Matt Maloney is a political fascist seeking to bully and silence or better yet harass employees into quitting.
  • Matt Maloney is an idiot. He quickly acted on an impulse that was all about instant gratification and stimulating feelings of smugness and moral superiority.
  • Matt Maloney is a moron. He really, really didn’t give a second’s consideration to the risks and likely costs his personal indulgence would initiate (If the letter became public.) (Side Note: Do you not think a majority of Tech CEOs feel exactly the same way a Matt. Of course they do… they’re just smart enough to keep it to themselves or at least within a very tight inner circle.)

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    What Matt Maloney didn’t do was take the time to think about consequences; think about cause and effect. And to be honest, that’s kind-of at the top of the list in the job description of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). So… Matt has basically proven he is not temperamentally nor morally fit to hold the position of CEO… for any company. Hopefully (for the sake of the company, the employees, etc…) stock holders and directors are taking notice.

    Abusing your employees, and the public trust of your customers is one thing. Doing all of that and telling me (your employees and the public) that I’m a dumb@ss is stupid on a whole new level.


    Matt Maloney’s Original Email

    SUBJECT: So… that happened… what’s next?

    I’m still trying to reconcile my own worldview with the overwhelming message that was delivered last night. Clearly there are a lot of people angry and scared as the antithesis of every modern presidential candidate won and will be our next president.

    While demeaning, insulting and ridiculing minorities, immigrants and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that this behavior – and these views, have no place at Grubhub. Had he worked here, many of his comments would have resulted in his immediate termination.

    We have worked for years cultivating a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating – including all genders, races, ethnicities and sexual, cultural or ideological preferences. We are better, faster and stronger together.

    Further I absolutely reject the nationalist, anti-immigrant and hateful politics of Donald Trump and will work to shield our community from this movement as best as I can. As we all try to understand what this vote means to us, I want to affirm to anyone on our team that is scared or feels personally exposed, that I and everyone else here at Grubhub will fight for your dignity and your right to make a better life for yourself and your family here in the United States.

    If you do not agree with this statement then please reply to this email with your resignation because you have no place here. We do not tolerate hateful attitudes on our team. I want to repeat what Hillary said this morning, that the new administration deserves our open minds and a chance to lead, but never stop believing that the fight for what’s right is worth it.

    Stay strong,
    Matt

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    TexasLynn’s Commentary on Matt Mahoney’s Spin and Damage Control

    Concept - Bullshit>> This year’s presidential election was undoubtedly divisive and left many of our employees feeling concerned. In response, I wrote a company-wide email that was intended to advocate for inclusion and tolerance — regardless of political affiliation — during this time of transition for our country.

    I call Bullsh#t! Nobody… NOBODY… reading your original email would have thought that. Not even you when you wrote the dam thing. Your employees got the message loud and clear though. Especially the ones that made sure it was brought to the attention of the public and the stock-holders.

    >> Some of the statements in my email (please see full text below) have been misconstrued.

    Again… I call Bullsh#t! Your message was VERY clear.

    >> I want to clarify that I did not ask for anyone to resign if they voted for Trump. I would never make such a demand.

    Translation… “I am now going to pretend my email said something completely different and act indignant that anyone would think otherwise… This requires that I pretend you are a complete idiot and can't read and comprehend for yourselves…”

    Granted, this was probably an impulsive decision; an angry leftist throwing a hissy-fit. But at a minimum, Matt’s intent was to shame Trump voters and intimidate them. So even if we give Matt the benefit of the doubt (concerning the resignation intentions), which I don’t… Matt’s actions and intentions were still repugnant and stupid.

    Matt’s response to getting caught? Also repugnant and stupid.

    >> To the contrary, the message of the email is that we do not tolerate discriminatory activity or hateful commentary in the workplace, and that we will stand up for our employees.

    As long as they share my (Matt Maloney's) beliefs… otherwise you are to get the hell out of here… Again… you made that pretty dam clear, Matt.

    >> Grubhub welcomes and accepts employees with all political beliefs, no matter who they voted for in this or any election. We do not discriminate on the basis of someone's principles, or political or other beliefs.

    I'm sorry, your previous actions and lack of contrition are too loud for me to hear your spin right now. But keep going…

    >> I deeply respect the right of all citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice.

    Really? That's the spin here… exactly where was that in the original email, Matt?

    >> In fact, I offered extra flexibility on Tuesday and encouraged all our employees to go vote.

    So… you did what pretty well most/many employers do across the country and THAT is proof of your open-mindedness. Dude… you're flailing for a life-preserver here. Surely coming clean and a little contrition are in order by now. You, Matt, are not Bill and Hillary Clinton. Do you really think you can pull this crap off like they do? You're an amateur.

    >> There is a place for all points of view at Grubhub. We value diverse perspectives and believe those perspectives help to create a better product and a better workplace culture.

    Blah, blah, blah, diversity… blah, blah, blah, culture… You have no credibility at this point.

    >> Grubhub’s leadership team has worked for years to create a culture of support and inclusiveness. I firmly believe that we must bring together different perspectives to continue innovating. We are better, faster and stronger together, and so is America.

    "stronger together"… Thanks Hillary. You're just proving the point of your detractors. All I'm hearing is a bunch of campaign slogans and motivational posters being regurgitated as company policy.

    It reminds me of when I worked in Houston (for a big corporation) and there was a hurricane headed our way. In preparing for the weather, the head honcho brought us all together and said “If any of you are concerned for your family and feel you need to get them out of the city, we encourage you to do that. Your family is our number one priority.” One guy took him seriously and left to take care of his family. The guy didn’t work there anymore a soon after that…

    >> Posted by Matt Maloney, Grubhub CEO

    To quote our British cousins… you, sir, are a fascist bullyboy; and we're sick of bastards like you. I didn't even vote for the guy (Trump) and even I know it's ^&%$ers like you that are the reason he was nominated and elected.

    In closing, Matt, screw you! Screw your fascist response to losing, and screw your company (GrubHub if anybody missed it).

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  • An article I recently read on a leftist website (I think it was Slate) referenced Trump as neo-fascist and Hillary as neo-liberal (they added globalist). I would have to disagree with both labels.

    People - Hillary and Trump

    It’s not as if I’m against labels. I throw them around all the time (just watch); but I generally like my adjectives to mean something… to be accurate with some modicum of logic to back them up.

    Fascism - No Free ThinkingTo begin with; Trump is not a fascist. It’s actually absurd that the left would have the insolence to make such a charge given the literally fascist tactics of their minions (see below). I guess their “logic” is that national racism is fascist (actually a valid historical argument); but their assertion that Trump is a racist for wanting to secure the border is (to be blunt) idiotic. Even Trumps assertion that we should curtail Muslim immigration and entry into the country is valid given the demographic of terrorist shooting up offices and trying to blow $#@$% up. And to deny that demographic is again… (to be blunt) idiotic.

    Now, Trump IS a nationalist. (See “Make America Great Again” at the expense of other nations who have taken advantage of our stupid leaders.) And granted, the two great examples of fascism in the 20th century were heavily nationalist; but the two mindsets are separate and distinct. And the fascist used nationalism as a means to an end (dictatorships). This may explain the confusion, though I think those who label Trump (or the right, or conservatives, or the GOP) as fascist haven’t really given it much thought. Fascist (to them) is anything they are not.

    StatismA more apt comparison to great (as in worldly impact) fascist regimes would be that they were statist (advocating a doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy). Socialist dictator Benito Mussolini extolled “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.” Sound familiar? Sound like the direction of a certain political movement within the United States?

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    Trump isn’t even that close to being a fascist when you consider many leftist organizations.

    You want to see fascism in the United States…

    Look at the likes of Black Lives Matter and the racial “social justice” movement with college professors calling for “muscle” (brown shirts) to come and take care of a pesky student reporter.

    Look at the LGBT movement, that seeks not solutions or compromise but to force-feed an agenda that if not embraced invokes intimidation and ostracism, and financial ruin.

    People - Lerner, Lois - IRS Brown Shirt - Fascist MustacheLook at the IRS that systematically targets their ideological foes (conservatives) and then manages to obfuscate any inquiry into the matter (with help from their ideological partners in crime). The ringleader (Lois Lerner) retires with a full pension while her bosses continue the charade that there is nothing to see here… move along…

    Look at the environmental movement which fabricates “scientific” results, forms peer tribunals and seeks to destroy (the careers) of anyone who does not bend a knee. Look at those who invoke “settled science” in attempts to quash debate or news organization with official policies to censor contending views or evidence. Look at government officials (mostly district and state attorneys) who seek to use their official positions to punish and prosecute dissenters.

    Look at the thugs and anarchist “protesting” Trump and conservative venues not so much interested in making a statement but to shut down free speech and intimidate. They figuratively wear the black turtlenecks (Italian) and brown shirts (German) of the liberal gestapo.

    And finally… look at our President (a Constitutional scholar) with such disdain for the rule of law that he passes on decrees like a despot from a banana republic using federal funding as the cudgel of enforcement.

    Capitalism - Unbridled - Monopoly Man with GunsThe fact that all of these fascist leaning movements are to the left should come as no surprise (to anyone who studies history). Fascism is historically a leftist inclination. The fact that Mussolini and the German National Socialist were extreme leftist and socialist is no coincidence. History (and decades of propaganda) have taught the world that fascism and communism are two opposite extremes (one left and one right). They’re not. They’re both kissing cousins of the left. Unbridled capitalism (also bad) would be the opposite extreme of communism (and fascism) on the right.

    And finally… in “defense” of Hillary; she is not a neo-liberal in that “neo” infers “new”. Barack Obama could better be labeled neo-liberal, but even his policies produce roughly the same $#@%. Hillary’s brand of progressivism is anything but new; in fact it is very old-school. Hillary’s liberalism is the perfect example of where the leftist mindset leads; statism, cronyism, incompetence, and corruption.

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    As a nation we’re screwed either way. American fascist have been setting the agenda (and producing absurd results) for so long they have created a backlash in the form of irrational nationalism. Of course the “loyal opposition” in the form of the GOP being *&%^-less during all that time didn’t help matters.

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    Political - Fascism - CoreSo hopefully I’ve had some success in defining fascism. Real fascism. See Fascism, I Know It When I See It I don’t hold to the belief that anyone who disagrees with me (politically or socially) is a fascist. That horrible designation is reserved for those who embrace and employ the worst in human nature and what is found at the core of fascism. Those things I believe are 1) abusive authoritarianism 2) overwhelming hatred for a select group and opposition 3) an overwhelming sense of superiority and entitlement and 4) the systemic use of power to suppress and persecute.

    So now I’m going to name a few names. 🙂

    First off… Barack Hussein Obama. I know, big surprise? Right? Not a fascist… or to be more accurate I have no clear evidence of it (meaning I could be corrected). He definitely has tendencies of all three requirements in my opinion, but if that rises to the definition then many from all political persuasions deserve the label.

    Obama is leftist. He is wrong about most issues. He has been leading this nation to ruin (fiscally, socially, morally) for six years now. His very name should be associated with abject incompetence. But I believe him to be no more a fascist than equally (maybe) incompetent Jimmy Carter. Wrong, destructive, and incompetent do not a fascist make.

    That said, I would change my mind if I had but one question answered in the affirmative. What did Obama know about the IRS targeting (and persecution) of conservative (Tea Party) organizations? And when did he know it? And the fact that such effort, and resources have gone into preventing those questions from being answered scares the crap out of me.

    Name One:
    People - Lerner, Lois - IRS Brown Shirt - Fascist MustacheWhich brings me to the first name in the affirmative fascist category… Lois Lerner.

    Lois Lerner fits the bill. She used her position and her authority to attack, oppress, and suppress a group of people she showed unadulterated hatred for. The arrogance displayed after the gig was up shows a complete disregard for the principles of freedom and democracy. Might and means justified everything she did in her mind. Today, Lerner sees herself as a hero for justly squashing the civil rights of those whom (she believes) are not entitled to such things. She is also a victim of those bastards who brought her crimes to light and eventually put a stop to what she was doing.

    So a few key questions remain about Lois Lerner (and the IRS).
    1) Where was she in the organizational chart? The hierarchy? A leader, an instigator, or just a guard following orders?
    2) How systemic was this behavior and leftist hatred for conservatives in her department? How systemic is it in the IRS? In the federal government and bureaucracies in general? There was clearly collusion between the IRS and other agencies. How so, and who was involved?

    None of the questions are being asked (much less answered). Why? Two reasons. One, Republicans are $#@%less. And two, the mainstream media doesn’t care. It’s ox is not being gored here. Had Lerner been a conservative attacking leftist groups, she (and her co-conspirators) would have been exposed, tried, and in jail by now.

    Name Two:
    People - Parker, Anise - Mayor Houston - Fascist MustacheMore recent events bring me to an obvious practitioner of the fascist arts; one much closer to home; Anise Parker, mayor of Houston Texas. Again as I move forward with my case, I invite my readers to keep in mind the four attributes of fascism. (Authoritarian, Hatred, Suppression, Entitlement)

    Having lived in Houston Texas for 20 years, I got to see first hand the heavy handed, undemocratic, treatment of people (especially conservatives) who ever dared opposed city government. All this goes at least as far back as I can remember starting with the likes of Mayor Bob Lanier (and co-conspirator Ken Lay of Enron) as they constantly laid waste to common decency. But I digress… Let me just say that Anise Parker has had plenty of role models (leftist role models) in past Houston city governments to pattern her abuse after.

    Anise Parker is a lesbian, not that there’s anything wrong with that. 🙂 She’s also a leftist, not that… oh wait, I’ll just stop there… 🙂 And, as is found in practically all major cities, the Houston City Council is made up almost entirely of leftist with perhaps one (maybe two) “moderates” and a gerrymandered conservative. Thus leftism rules the day.

    Houston, as championed by Parker (and the rest of the leftist) enacted the “Houston Equal Rights Ordinance” (HERO) intended to prohibit discrimination in housing, employment, and “public accommodations” on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, etc…

    Now, I as a conservative would not agree with nor support such an ordinance; but I’m not looking to debate the morality, sanity, or even possible secondary effects of the HERO ordinance. All that’s out there, knock yourselves out. It really serves little purpose since we (the left and right) are not going to agree on the issue.

    No… I’m simply looking at the actions and re-actions of those involved in implementing HERO and those involved in trying to stop it.

    HERO was passed by the due process set up in the charter of the Houston City Government. That process is absolutely one sided and heavy handed, but it is the system implemented and tolerated by the majority of the people of Houston. HERO was (and is today) the “law of the land” and unless some higher law adjusts or supersedes it; that settles it. It’s like Obamacare… 🙂 But the “law of the land” can be changed… otherwise HERO and Obamacare never would have been implemented; and there are means, legal means by which opponents can attempt to undo what they see as bad law.

    In Houston Texas, that is a referendum process. The same charter, the same law that made it possible for Anise Parker and her cronies to pass HERO also give ordinary citizens the means to bring to force a vote on any law passed by the city they don’t like. All it requires is enough signatures of enough concerned citizens (registered voters). And that’s what some concerned citizens did (including the Houston Area Pastor Council).

    They collected signatures to put HERO to a vote. I’ve heard various numbers, but the lowest I’ve heard is that they collected double what they needed to put the issue on the November ballot. These people simply followed the law, whether you agree with them or not.

    Now… we get to the fascist part… the part where the law doesn’t apply to those in power and is used to suppress and later persecute. The City Attorney (Dave Feldman) took the petition of signatures and determined that there were not enough valid signatures. Dave Feldman, out of hand, decided there would be no referendum because not one in eight signatures was valid.

    To be blunt, it was bullshit. I don’t know the guy (Dave Feldman); but I’ll bet you dimes to donut holes he’s a fellow leftist and if not working on behalf of Anise Parker agrees with her enough to make the decision that these cretins, these bigots, are not entitled to the due process of law. That is something reserved for the civilized (read liberal) folk.

    The concerned citizens actually took the high road. They followed the law again and filed suit to have their collection of signatures reviewed, perhaps by someone (I don’t know) slightly objective. This solicited yet another fascist response for the powers that be in Houston. The city issued subpoenas to five local pastors who opposed HERO for a broad range of documents including “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to (Houston Equal Rights Ordinance), the Petition … Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession.”

    I submit this had little to do with gathering information and more to do with intimidation and suppression. THIS my friends it what the separation of church and state is all about.

    Even some leftist lawyers who would completely agree with Parker and the HERO ordinance see this basic truth.

    Church State - Steeple and Flag

    “It is so inconsistent with American law and American tradition. That’s what separation of church and state is all about. That’s what Jefferson meant when he wrote the first Virginia statue separating church and state. That’s what he meant when he and Madison joined together to draft the First Amendment saying freedom of religion, the exercise of free religion has to be protected… What it’s [the subpoenas] suggesting is that the minister may have been organizing opposition to some law referendum that would be pro-gay and the ministers were anti-gay. I’m very much pro-gay rights and pro-gay marriage, but I’m not going to start going after ministers … We have to err on the side of permitting free speech. You don’t go after the minister for preaching the gospel in a way that you disagree with.” – Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School Professor

    That right… You don’t… unless you find that gospel abhorrent, and it’s practitioners less entitled to basic human rights than civilized secular humanists.

    Since this all blew up in her face, Anise Parker has spun like a top. At first (Oct 15) she initiated the Obama-Defense. She was uninformed, uninvolved, and clueless of the contents of the subpoenas. Then it was all the fault of those dammed outside council/consultants. (Side Note: Remember Lois Lerner throwing those rogue agents in the Cincinnati Office under the bus? :))

    Clueless or not, Anise seemed to have no issues with the subpoenas early on when she twitted “If the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game. Were instructions given on filling out anti-HERO petition?-A” This proves, all the backpedaling Anise has been doing is just BS to cover her ass.

    And backpedaling is what we’ve seen a whole lot of by Parker and the City of Houston. The subpoenas have been withdrawn. Why?

    “I didn’t do this to satisfy them. (opponents) I did it because it was not serving Houston. I don’t want to have a national debate about freedom of religion when my whole purpose is to defend a strong and wonderful and appropriate city ordinance against local attack.” — Anise Parker, Mayor of Houston

    No, you especially don’t want to have that debate when it’s obvious you are having your proverbial ass handed to you. Parker has also decried being a victim of villainization by the likes of “Fox News” and of course you’ve got the standard accusations of things being mis-characterized or blown out of proportion. Me? I don’t think so. A fascist thwarted, it still a villain, just not a successful one.

    All spin aside; this has been about one thing from the beginning; stopping the public vote on HERO no matter what the law or the people say. It’s like Anise said herself, “I’m not going to let the citizens of Houston vote on my civil rights.” No, of course not. Tyrants seldom hold votes they don’t absolutely control. The law, democracy, and common decency be damned… So Anise Parker set her brown shirts and jack boots to work to stop …that… vote!

    Still, this is but a taste of what Christians (and our churches) have to look forward to from the homosexual left (one of two segments of the left that most embrace fascism) in the near future. Anti-homosexual speech will eventually be criminalized (as it is in Canada) and churches (and businesses and individuals)… will have to accept and tacitly participate in gay marriage ceremonies or face government imposed consequences. Anise is just a dead canary in a coal mine.

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    Political - Fascist - SmileyIntroduction:
    Today we loosely throw around the hated label of fascist (or NAZI) toward those we disagree with. I try not to do that; but still the adjective is apt in this day and age… especially in this day and age. The human race never learns the lessons of the past even as we pretend and even believe otherwise. Those who commit, those who appease, those who suffer, and those who abdicate fall right into line to play their parts.

    So What is Fascism? What the World Says:
    Trying to define fascism can be a quite an undertaking unto itself. Everyone (sane) agrees it’s bad… some of us agree it is worse; that it is evil. But what is IT exactly?

    Looking at what the all knowing man behind the curtain (Google) tells us… a fascist is “an advocate or follower of fascism.” Wow 🙂 that was helpful.

    Google adds the following synonyms to clear things up: authoritarian, totalitarian, dictatorial, despotic, autocratic, undemocratic, illiberal; Nazi, extreme right-wing, rightist, militarist; nationalist(ic), xenophobic, racist… Google add the similarly helpful antonym (meaning the opposite of fascist): liberal

    You might notice that I stuck through a few of Google’s “helpful” synonyms and one antonym. That it is to identify the ones Google (and most of the world) got wrong. :). Google’s mistake (causing the inaccuracy) is in allowing worldly (leftist) precepts to influence their response.

    The Merriam Webster dictionary does a much better job.

    fascism (noun): a way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government : very harsh control or authority : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

    Now that’s a pretty accurate definition.

    So What is Fascism? What does TexasLynn say? Fascism is almost like the classic Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s definition of pornography; “I know it when I see it.”

    Political - Fascist - Nazi FlagThe Core of Fascism:
    To get a proper understanding of fascism I agree that it is a useful exercise to examine the Party that was at the core of defining the movement back in the early to mid-twentieth century (the NAZIs). But the key to doing this is to look at what is at the core of fascist behavior, what lies below the implementation.

    I think Google and Merrian Webster get it right in that the core of fascism is authoritarianism, specifically government authoritarianism. It is this core that leads to totalitarianism, and dictatorial, despotic, and autocratic regimes. By definition authoritarianism (and thus fascism) is undemocratic. That doesn’t mean that a democratic system can’t be fascist, but such a “democratic” system can only be fascist when it is hypocritical. I might also add my opinion that the emphasis on government control and ownership inherent in socialism naturally breeds fascism as socialism progresses through its natural course of suppressing and destroying liberty.

    Another core aspect of fascism that stems from this authoritarian power is suppression and persecution of opposition; using the power of the state. This is true even when the stated laws of the state prohibit the behavior. Fascist in power believe they (or their cause) are above the law. They believe they have might and right on their side.

    So far… fascism at it’s core is government authoritarianism (at all levels) that uses its power to suppress and persecute. But I agree it’s more than that. Fascism is not a synonym of authoritarian; authoritarian is an attribute of fascism.

    Moving forward, let’s look at what it’s not… what Google (and the world) got so wrong.

    Concept - DirectionNot Right (or Left):
    The big mistake Google makes is assigning fascism to “right-wing” and for extra measure disassociating it from the left. Left and right have nothing to do with being fascist (or not). This fallacy has been successfully pushed by the left for generations (and Google is happy to continue the tradition).

    This leftist propaganda is the act of smearing an idea and movement with the tar of a far distance and extreme cousin; maliciously transferring an attribute of one to another despite logic that might point otherwise. In defense of the left, here they make a common mistake. It’s what they want to be true, so it is.

    Basically the argument goes… Ducks swim so all birds found in the water are ducks OR the NAZI’s (fascist) believed in social hierarchy and inequality so if you believe in some semblance of those concepts the label may be applied, and thus intuitively if you reject those concepts you in no way can be considered fascist. The older traditional definition of right-wing being “…political positions or activities that view some forms of social hierarchy or social inequality as either inevitable, natural, normal, or desirable, typically justifying this position on the basis of natural law or tradition.” — Wikipedia

    The NAZIs definitely believed in social hierarchy and inequality from a strictly racists and antisemitic creed. I, as a conservative, believe that social hierarchy and inequality are natural, and inevitable (having nothing to do with race). These things are simply a law of nature, like gravity. The left would have you think those two concepts are one and the same. The argument is intellectually and morally bankrupt.

    Not Militarist, Nationalistic Xenophobic, or Racist:
    I hate to even mention this one because it’s so stupid; but Google included it. A fascist state or system need not be militaristic. It needs the ability to apply its authority towards its citizens and sometimes others; but that need not be a military. It can be any combination of executive, legislative, or judicial force; and that force need not extend beyond its own borders.

    Google (and the World) again associate the NAZIs implementation of militarist fascism with the definition. Hitler was a megalomaniac bent on world domination. A fascist state need not include such a leader; he may be perfectly content with control of his little piece of the world. Indeed, while leaders are necessary in any movement, the movement itself can have fascist tendencies.

    Nationalistic also was a NAZI trait, but again not a requirement to fascism. True, the fascist state (like any political system) needs some banner (high idea) on which to gather it’s supporters but nationalism need not be it. The NAZIs did it with pride in nation, and race. That was simply their implementation. Any ideal can supplement that nationalism… even anti-nationalism.

    Xenophobic (hatred of other nations)? Racist? (Same thing):
    It is useful for the fascist state to put up a bogyman to rally supporters against; but that could be anything. The hatred of other races and nations complemented nicely with NAZI pride. Again though, it was their implementation. I believe fascists could just as easily embrace other nations, and not be outwardly racist.

    Political - Fascism - CoreThe Definition of Fascism:
    Thus we come to my identification of what key characteristics that make up fascism.
    1. Government authoritarianism instinctively abusive of life and liberty
    2. A systemic use of power to suppress opposition
    3. An overwhelming hatred of some groups of people (racial, religious, ideological, regional…)
    4. A systemic use of power to suppress and persecute those hated peoples (in addition to opposition)

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    Standard & PoorsThink you’ve got freedom of speech? Think you have the right to give an objective economic assessment of the economy or the credit worthiness of the U.S. Government to your clients? Think again! Don’t mess with Obama or disagree with his propaganda machine! And that machine says the economy is doing just fine, thank you, and if you disagree, the power of the President and the U.S. Government (through the DOJ) will be brought to bear on your ass!

    The DOJ is expected to bring a “civil” suit against Standard and Poor’s because they have assigned “ratings” that aren’t always the best to government securities (like sub-prime mortgages and bonds, etc.).

    The first question you might ask is why a civil suit and not criminal. That’s easy, because they (the DOJ) know they can’t meet the burden of proof a criminal case would require. Losing the case would be embarrassing; and kind-of prove S&Ps point.

    No, better to go with a civil case where the burden of proof is much lower. Settle if you have to and declare that to be an admission of guilt. This is really only meant to send a message to S&P and the other agencies. Don’t #$@# with Obama!

    This shit (what Obama and the DOJ is doing) is at best criminal, and really fascist. And by these terms, I mean heavy handed jack booted bullying and intimidation by the Federal Government.

    Mafia - Hit MenOn the criminal side it’s equivalent to organized crime telling a newspaper, “It would be a shame for yous newspaper to get all shot up, or burned down; or for yous editors or reporters to gets broken legs and all… I’m just sayin’ maybe yous shouldn’t reports alls the truth is all.”

    On the fascist side, it’s like the government intimidating and shutting down opposition newspapers. It’s kind of what tyrants do to silence the opposition and accumulate power.

    And what are the lapdogs in the Main Stream Media going to say? Here’s Reuters assessment. “The lawsuit itself may prove less significant than the message it sends. Filing a high-profile lawsuit against S&P tells the rating industry at large that the government is serious about holding rating agencies responsible, and that they must be much more careful.” — Jeffrey Manns, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    No Jeffrey (and by extent Reuters), the message isn’t about responsibility at all. It’s about NOT doing the responsible thing because that is not the message handed to Obama’s spoon fed propaganda machine (the MSM) which must not be questioned. You go against that message and we’ll hurt you! ^%$&er!

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    “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.” — North Carolina Democratic Governor Bev Perdue

    Wow, that’s a pretty funny joke… OK, it wasn’t that funny… Maybe it was all in the delivery…

    <Listen for yourself>

    But after listening to the deadpan tone of the speech in which the quote appears, it’s definitely not in the delivery either… There’s no set-up, no pause for laughter, not even a tap-tap “Is this thing on…”

    Why is that I wonder?

    BECAUSE… Bev Perdue wasn’t kidding. No joke was intended. And it was so obvious that there was no joke that her office changed her excuse to “she was using hyperbole”.

      hy•per•bo•le – noun Rhetoric

    1. obvious and intentional exaggeration.
    2. an extravagant statement or figure of speech not intended to be taken literally, as “to wait an eternity.”

    Listen again… nope… pretty obvious that wasn’t it either.

    This is one of those rare moments when a Democrat opens their mouth and what they really believe comes out. Bev Perdue sees her President and her Party in trouble and her solution is to simply deny us our constitutional rights to representation. She believes we would just screw it up anyway, why are we even holding elections? And the Constitution? It’s a living document; we can’t still be clinging to the ideas of old, white, slave holding, hate-mongers!

    It would be much better if we followed the example of Stalin, Hitler, Mau, Castro, and Chavez. Suspend those pesky elections, just for a couple of years; then our dear leaders could really get down to the business of “fixing things”.

    Governor Bev Perdue is another example of what is wrong with our political system and more specifically with the Democratic Party. She is not fit to hold any elected office and should resign immediately. Had any Republican made such a statement (even jokingly), the cries for justice from the left (including the media) would be deafening.

    Instead no pressure will ever be brought to bear; because the media in this nation is a wholly owned subsidiary of her Party, the Democratic Party. These drones will ignore and downplay the statement while depicting those who do express concerns as silly and/or extreme. Our nation is indeed in serious trouble when fascist expose themselves and the watchdog simply nods in admiration and agreement.

    Other leftist who decided the vote should be suspended...and what happened to them... NOTHING.

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