Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Thursday, December 10, 2009

This Fox IS Guarding the Henhouse

Take a moment (surely you can spare at least one) and read this, and think. I know it's hard, but try.

Have you ever thought about what this country would be like today if there was no Fox News? Maybe you're a Kool-Aider whose never watched it and believes all the negative hype (especially by all the competition that is being buried by Fox in the ratings) without questioning their truthfulness.  But try to be objective.

There is no other major network currently willing to follow the news no one else is reporting with the capability to put it out there for the world to see. Fox doesn’t shut down debate, it encourages it. It doesn’t put forth an agenda, it brings them out into the open. It doesn’t need balance, it IS the balance against all those stacked against the American concept of freedom and responsibility on the other side.  It tells the stories the Left tries to hide.

On the other side, ABC (owned by disney), NBC (owned by GE), MSNBC (also GE), and CBS (owned by National Amusements) are all solidly in the Obama propaganda camp, not only in their news venues but also in their general programming. One reason is the corporations that own the networks.  Most are run by billionaire "progressives" who have made immense fortunes in the capitalist system they are working so hard to destroy.

When virtually all other networks, major newspapers, major news magazines, the vast majority of universities, and the entertainment media almost without exception support Barack Obama’s policies and controversial appointments; when all these organizations are pushing the socialist/ Marxist/progressive agenda, what chance would rational Americans have to expose and resist this totalitarian, nanny-state juggernaut?  If you bother see the connections in otherwise separate incidents and statements, you will see that we are on a dangerous road. Where does that road lead?  Can you say "global dictatorship?"

Fox is standing strong yet lonely in its values, even in the face of constant attacks from an increasingly hostile government and government-friendly media organizations.  What other major news organization with the capability to reach more than a hundred million Americans (and desperate truth-seekers in other nations) has had the courage to bring you stories about some of Obama's sinister plans (I strongly encourage you to check out this link and watch the segment) to "fundamentally change America?"

I believe in a Creator God who takes an active interest in His creation. I don't believe in coincidence. I believe we should seriously thank God for the Fox News network. It has consistently aired a rational opposing viewpoint against the tide of politically-induced popular opinion, and it has asked the serious questions few others are willing (or allowed by their bosses) to ask. It gives airtime for Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and others to prod for the answers to tough questions and to expose the hidden agendas of the Left to the light of day.  It is my opinion that Fox News is here, now, for just such a time as this.

Not coping in Copenhagen.  Remember the UN Global Warming Conference I told you about (OK; so you've seen it all over the news) in Denmark?  It appears that someone has thrown the entire affair into turmoil with the release of a document - the so-called "Danish text" - which is claimed to be a draft of a secret agreement, written in stultifying legalese, between the US, Britain and other western nations, designed to direct the global warming revenues (from 'carbon credits' and the like) and law-making powers away from the third world nations.  Needless to say, those folks are not happy.

To my fertile mind, this has all the ingredients of a "Mission Impossible" plot.  Let's say you're part of a relatively small group who actually wants to destroy -- or take over -- American and Western European economic and political power.  You've got this great opportunity as the world's elite leftists and travelling idiots gather to develop a plan where all the nations theoretically share in the role of leadership - a kind of mega-UN. But there's friction, and the great powers are holding out.  What to do? 

What if your little cabal forges a fake 'document' which conveniently implicates those very governments in a scheme to undercut the "other players".  It would raise the ire of all the little nations and their populations, garnering a massive quantity of popular resentment.

With the great nations already reeling under a constant barrage of orchestrated negativism, they might be made to feel guilty enough to forego all resistance to the global consensus. All the time, however, your cabal is working behind the scenes to move things in a direction where they would be the ones to reap the harvest - monetarily and politically.  Who could manage such a thing?  The Russians (who may have been behind the "Climategate" hacking)?  The Chinese (who essentially own the US debt and are feverishly buying up all the global resources they can)? George Soros (who practically destroyed the British economy years ago, and is the major player behind Obama and the Chicago Mob in Washington)?  Hmmm.

Don't breathe.  Were you aware that the Environmental Protection Agency is about to prove it is one of the most dangerous agencies in the country, and is staffed with lunatics?  The EPA is planning to declare carbon dioxide a public danger.  Of course, millions of people have been conditioned to swoon at the merest mention of a government decree that supports their specious belief that mankind is the mortal enemy of the same huge ball of dirt and rock floating in space that we depend upon for our very survival.

Let's see if I have this right: every time I exhale (carbon dioxide), I'm a public danger?  And I thought it was just bad breath.  I wonder why these nitwits never bring up that little inconvenient truth that plants require the CO2 we breathe out, and that they use it use it (and sunlight) to produce oxygen, and that the slight rise in CO2 and slight average temperature rise would mean increased crop production if governments would just get out of the way.  But then, perhaps feeding all the world's people isn't on the Left's agenda.
Maybe there just aren't enough plants at the EPA offices, and all their brains are starved for oxygen. God help us; the lunatics really are running the asylum.

I will say it again, and again; this whole Leftist agenda with all its subdivisions (i.e., global warming, climate change, healthcare, abortion, gay marriage, etc.) and arguments have nothing to do with making the world a better place for (insert favorite group here); it's all about control and the acquisition of power and wealth, and the domination of those people considered to be "lesser beings."  A relative few are in on the secret; the rest are but minions; the 'useful idiots' of Lenin's schemology.

White House Grinches.  The Obamas, who spent twenty years in Rev.Jeremiah Wright's Church of Hateful Leftist Rhetoric, have chosen to join the full-frontal "cultural" assault on American heritage, tradition and values by cancelling Christmas in the White House.  No nativity scene, and no mention of Christmas in the "Season's Greetings" cards being issued from the mansion. Wouldn't want to offend anyone except Christians, after all.  One has to wonder what "season" they're celebrating. Even at this most dangerous time, the president has been steadily chipping away at traditional American institutions and values. It isn't just his minimalization of our (not necessarily his) Christian heritage, or his gross misunderstanding of our military or his dramatic and ominous restructuring of our government.  It's also the despicable ways he, his cronies, and his mindless followers try to insinuate their personality cult and skewed idealism on our children.

Virtually everything he has done or attempted to do so far has been antithetical to all that has made this country the refuge and breadbasket of the world for at least two centuries. And while many in the world are gloating over our largely self-induced troubles, there will be a global mourning when we become like the rest of the world, and there will no longer be a place of safety and rebirth to escape to.  The phrase, "Be careful what you wish for..." comes to mind.

Some history is worth repeating.  In 1914, amid the smoke, battle and death of World War I, a peculiar event occurred.  On Christmas Eve, while thousands of British and German troops faced each other in the trenches, a German soldier began singing Christmas carols. Soon his comrades joined in, and the sound rolled across the battlefield.  Then the Brits began raising their voices as well, and the chorus was said to be truly beautiful to hear, especially in light of the circumstances.  But it didn't end there; a German carrying a short "Christmas tree" crossed the battle lines to the British trenches in a peace gesture. Before long other troops were crossing the field, and soldiers from both sides shared a night of singing, gift-sharing and friendship-making.  In the history of warfare, it was nothing short of a miracle; civility rising above savagery.
A poignant music video with a collage of pictures from that event gives evidence that soldiers aren't necessarily barbarians; at least, in what remains of western culture.  It's a reminder that politicians start wars, but soldiers have to do the fighting, killing and dying. Pray that there would be no more need for men to leave hearth and home for the purpose of taking those same things from others, possibly never to return to their own.

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