If you want to see a defensive overreaction, accuse a drunk of being alcoholic. Dr. Ben Carson, the picture of restraint and quiet dignity angered Whoopee Goldberg on ‘The View’ by asserting welfare dependency is a bad thing. Whoopee has aways touted her time on the dole as some red badge of courage or moral superiority. It is this inversion of values that stands to swell the numbers on the dole. Where the core American values included stubborn individualism, a belief in work and individual achievement, now blaming others, dependency, and sloth are the standard for many Americans. We have more people taking from the government than at any other time in our history. It appears the basic nature of the American is devolving into an infantile state of helplessness. All of which has been gilded and made sacred by the progressives.
Whoopee reveals the strange stance of taking pride in helplessness. She becomes a bit shrill and all the while Dr. Carson sits patiently and listens. Again an attempt at reason is blocked by emotionalism as MS. Goldberg spirals to a chest thumping crescendo.
ISIS has renamed itself ‘Islamic State’ and has declared a Caliphate of the Iraqi territory it has claimed to capture. Note, any territory claimed in Iraq will more than likely contain thousands of miles of nothing but desert. Now there will be some concentrations of dead families and such, these will be designated as cities.
But the grim truth of the matter is that they said they would and they did. They wanted a Caliphate, Usually the little terrorists state they want a world-wide Caliphate. I guess they are re-evaluating their process.
We as well as Iraq are standing at the crossroads of history. We are waiting to see what happens.
Let us roll that around our mouth for a while. We are waiting to see what happens. Action has been usurped by sideline hand wringing. We used to lead the world. Now, under the Obama doctrine, we wait and see.
America was a backwater and a lot liked it. We saved the world a couple of times and stepped onto the world stage when we faced down the Soviets for forty years. We fought the proxy wars and each side had its despots. Each side played its proxies like Rock’em Sock’em Robots. Now we have walked away from the game. We have, in effect, opened the door for the Iranians and Russians. And they are on their way already.
Takrit is the target for Iraqi army. I think they will take it. After that,…who knows?
Normally I would file this video in the “War Room” because it offers good general information concerning capitalism, socialism, and dependency indoctrination. Socialism appears as a shroud over the color and light of personal achievement and discovery. Chicken Little sound bites and a good amount of demagogging serve to corrode the will to strive. Conversely, honesty, personal responsibility, and restraint of tongue and pen serve to preserve the cultural integrity.
Zoe makes his points with passion and compelling insight coupled with a gritty street savvy delivery that brings a punch to the subject matter. You will never see this in civics class!
God smile upon Ptolemy’s children They are presently doing our work. Where we are is anyone’s guess in the age of Obama. I look at the finish to his administration like a discharge from the Gulag Archipelago.
Letters from the Crucible
This administration is a regular father Christmas in gifting the pundits such a fecund field of scandals to choose from. It is an orgy of questionable IRS wheeling and deeling (lost e-mailsbad prisoner trades, Benghazi, Egypt,Iraq, the red line, Muslim brotherhood), ad nauseum and collapsing into the future.
Here I present a little food for thought and the funnybone.
Pat Condell is in fine form in this video rant. He always impresses with his command of the facts of the issues he covers and his flawless timing in delivery. I was taken with the existential quandary Israel has to face. For reasons that I have not been able to plumb many bare a grudge against Jews. Jews have been harassed throughout history in about every nation they have settled in. Their confounding crime still escapes me though. What was the original sin?
I hope they have enough virgins in heaven, because Muslims are dispatching Muslims at an admirable pace. Keep up the faith boys and girls! Allah Akbar fellow babies! I wonder about the character of the Japanese. I have heard interviews with old German Wehrmacht soldiers, and there are some on record refusing to follow orders to kill prisoners. I have, in the half century of my life, only two occasions when Japanese even admitted that such war crimes even happened. Last time I checked, (about a decade ago) there was still an active debate over the “Rape of Nanking.” Hell there are still those who deny any action in Nanking at all ! For a decade before Americas entry into the war Japan cut a ragged swath of blood murder and torture over the greater portion of Asia. Prisoners served as living lab rats for experimentation. Vivisection happened as a matter of course. In the “Medical Units, prisoners, both military and civilian, were deliberately infected with everything from typhus to hemorrhagic fever, arms and legs were broken to study bone mending, prisoners were frozen to study hypothermia. The list of atrocities is endless.
If the ISIS succeeds in taking Baghdad The above-mentioned crimes will pale in comparison to the wholesale massacre that will happen. This is a group that has shown a vested interest in showing the world that they are the greatest Muslim martyrs and murderers around. .
This is a very good, clear and honest timeline of the creation and evolution of the state of Israel. The vale of obfuscations and psudohistory that obscure much of the truth about Palestine are promoted relentlessly by the mainstream media. And the popular trend seems to condemn Israel as the occupier and oppressor of Arab people. Even though the arabs who live in Israel actually have more civil protections than anywhere else in the Arab world.
This is an example of what develops when a power vacuum happens. ISIS it is interesting to note, is so vile al Qaeda ran them off