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

Saturday, November 20, 2010


This truly is their moment. "Carpe diem" is their call. For decades the activists and intellectuals of the Left have been continuously plotting, planning, infiltrating and slowly subborning nearly every critical area of America's popular culture, leadership, educational establishment, the entertainment and news media, unions, the managers of the economy, gradually rising to the the top echelons of the military, judicial, law enforcement, diplomatic, and intelligence 'communities'.  The most radical elements of society (and I use that term "society" more and more loosely) believe that since the Obama immaculation we are on the cusp of true Soviet-style revolution; the total and dramatic transformation - and reduction - of history's greatest republic into a globalistic second-(or third-)world hegemony, brought to you via a rogue government, financial conspiracies and orchestrated violence and chaos. Despite what they view as a temporary setback radicals throughout America, reeling from the mid-term losses, are once again trying to rouse the rabble, and violence is not off the table

But all they want to do is to make life better for everyone, right? Uh, not really, although they'll never tell you that.

In actuality, the only people who believe socialism or progressivism is to benefit "the masses" are "the masses" themselves, the 'useful idiots' that the movement depends on to do the heavy lifting, heavy hitting, and most of the bleeding. Those at the top - the strategic plotters such as Soros, Pelosi, the Rockefellers, et al, understand that it is ultimately nothing more than a return to a merciless, feudalistic caste system comprised of the royalty (political elites who will do absolutely anything to claw their way to the top of the social structure), the warrior class who enforces their will on the people, the merchant class who must obey the dictates of the elite if they want to stay in business, and the serfs who slave for their basic sustenance and are seldom allowed to move upward.

Apart from that relatively small portion of the US population who are trying to return us to sanity, most Americans may soon find themselves trying to keep up with the flurry of changes and challenges to our day-to-day existence. They may also find themselves lining up to buy large quantities of aspirin, antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs in an attempt to quell the headaches from trying to process it all, the manic depression that truth can bring, and the overpowering frustration of battling the urge to fight back against the myriad injustices, but with no real, effective means.

The culture (another term loosely used) is rapidly degrading into a self-absorbed sort of quasi-savagery, and the cost of basic goods such as cottonfood, fuel, electricity and other commodities is rising rapidly and may not level off before we reach Depression-era levels. And did I say the government is reaching for more and more control over our daily lives and activities, even to the point of requiring cellphone scramblers in our carsgrossly insulting and assaulting airline passengers, and threatening to shut down websites that don't pass the new regime's muster?

I'm sorry; am I bumming you out already? I don't know why, other than the constant stream of news we might expect from a nation in turmoil, a formerly free people desperately trying to throw off the shackles of despotism. Oh, wait; that's modern America.

But it really isn't just in America that this purpose-driven turmoil is happening.  For example, new estimates indicate that as much as 40% of the world's population face horrific levels of food price inflation. Keep in mind that hungry people aren't noted for patience or restraint.

No way to fight a war.  First it was a medal for not shooting the enemy in combat. Then (as of last May), we heard about troops being ordered to not load their weapons in a combat zone.  Now, Afghanistan's corrupt president Kharzai wants our troops to stop US military night missions, which are among the most effective ways to combat the insurgents without taking a lot of casualties.
You might laugh if you saw this inane sort of warfighting in a Saturday Night Live skit, or if they were blue-helmeted UN troops; but this is the sort of mission-meddling that costs the lives of US troops. Yeah, the same brand of troops that helped (just a little) save half the world from tyrants in two world wars. Apparently most of the world - and most Americans - have forgotten the important and tragic lessons learned only a little more than a half-century ago. Those lessons will have to be learned all over again: that slavery has not disappeared, that evil fills the vacuum left by the inattentive, that liberty has an extremely high cost. Unfortunately, when this juggernaut of evil overtakes the entire world, there will be no cavalry to come to the rescue, and there will be no safe refuge to flee to.

The president of the United States, amidst a string of stinging diplomatic failures, appears to be doing everything he can to weaken our military morale. I served in the Army during the early 1970s, and morale was pretty dismal because of Vietnam and the wafflehouse on Crapital Hill. The situation, as I see it, is about to get much worse.

Say "cheese," don't squeeze.  Mr. Obama, in his godlike self-image of wisdom, directed Homeland Security to install full-body scanners at major airports, at an estimated cost approaching $1 billion (incidentally, isn't is interesting to know that George Soros made millions on the deal before strategically dumping the stock). These graphic imagers caused a backlash among fliers, from regular passengers to aircrews themselves; but instead of looking for security methods that are proven to work, TSA instead chose to loose an army of wannabe Brown Shirts that have humiliated and molested innocent people regardless of age or gender. Is this merely another collossal blunder in judgment, or is it part of a grander plan to destroy America's economy by causing the collapse of the entire airline industry?

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