Political Correctness

9/11 and ISIS, A Few Thoughts

On this day, the 13th anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11, we take a quick look back at the circumstances that led to this horrific event and how it affects our future.

 

While the roots of religious terrorism dates back centuries, we will confine ourselves to recent events.  In 1991, the United States had watched in shock as the infamous “evil empire” (the old Soviet Union) had collapsed upon itself in cluster of socialist bureaucratic incompetence after a long and vicious rule that killed millions, the US had also destroyed the world’s 4th largest army in one hundred hours of ground fighting.

Some people were talking about a world-wide Pax Americana, unfortunately, an event occurred which would have long-lasting implications that few at the time could foresee.

Operation Gothic Serpent, in an attempt to stop the humanitarian crisis going on in Somalia, a ‘country’ with a long history of violence and chaos, the United Nations started operations to bring in food and medical care to ease the suffering of the Somali population especially in the capital of Mogadishu.  The US took the lead in providing military units to defend these ‘angels of mercy’ from the ravages of the warlords who ruled their own fiefdoms within the former country.  As bureaucratic ineptitude within the UN and a complete lack of desire on the part of member nations to say nothing of the UN to either enlist or confront and destroy or disperse the armed militias of these warlords who were stealing the majority of aid supplies coming in, led to resentment of the people against UN forces.

As the situation in Somalia spiraled down, the UN decided to beef up the member nations military contributions, which led to the US deploying Task Force Ranger to apprehend the worst of the warlords, Mohamed Farrah Aidid.  During an operation to apprehend two of Aidid’s top advisers, Mohamed Hassan Awale and Omar Salad Elmi, the already volatile situation erupted into a full-scale battle between US led UN forces and the forces of Aidid throughout the streets of Mogadishu, made famous by the movie “Blackhawk Down”.

That was not the event, though, the event, was an non-event, had this happened in the height of Pax Romana, or Pax Britannica, one knew the next event would be a large powerful army marching in to Mogadishu and ending the violence and suffering, and in no small part a reminder to the world what happened when you upset the world power.

Instead the US promptly packed up and went home.  Now while I am of the mind, that no vital interests were served in sending troops into Somalia in the first place, if one assumes that feeding starving people is NOT a vital concern, the full-scale abandonment of the people of Somali to the excesses of tribal militia (which led to the rise of Al Shabaab (an Al Qaeda affiliate) led not only to the misery of Somali, but led many nasty people (including Osama bin Laden) to view the US as a paper tiger, able to easily crush its enemies but unwilling to risk casualties to do it.

The attack on 9/11 can be traced directly back to this event or non-event. Make no mistake this was not the only thing that led to the tragedy, but rather the watershed event that pushed us dramatically in that direction.  Had we done a multitude of things, some very simple, some very complex, things could have been different, and dozens of books and articles are written about them.

What should concern you is…

what have we done to prevent it from happening again?  Did our domestic spying program catch Major Hassan?  Did gun control stop the Tsarnaev brothers from their attack on Boston.

We sit here, with a border that is all but wide open, a deep reluctance by the current administration to interrogate and prosecute illegal combatants.  One can only accept that this will lead to another 9/11 attack sooner rather than later.  The most aggressive Islamic extremist group is now ISIS, but make no mistake Al Qaeda has not gone away, in fact, they have recently announced a new affiliate in India.

 

Again we find ourselves with one foot in a war, and an overwhelming desire to damage an enemy without getting dirty.  This is not how war works, we must maintain the theory that should we go to war,

that we Go To War,

and we make the enemies’ children’s children not want to take revenge but

rather shudder in fear at the ferocity of American power,

and then to have a warm feeling wash over them when they realize that the peace and prosperity they enjoy are the direct result of an American intervention.

We should be America, Best of Friends, Worst of Enemies, rather than America, Worst of Friends, Best of Enemies.

In regards to securing the home front, we should secure the border, and either legalize the estimated 10 million illegals or deport them.  We should put significantly more emphasis on winning the message war, tie economic benefits (foreign aid) to freedom and human rights, and most of important not be afraid of insisting that certain cultures come into the modern world and give up some of the savage aspects that has held them back and caused so much misery.

The Rotherham Rapes (7 Sep 14)

1400

 

1400 is a huge number.  1400 is the number of people in some sports stadiums. 1400.  Fourteen hundred.  One thousand Four hundred.  1400.

 

1400 is a conservative estimate of the number of under-aged girls raped in the town of Rotherham.  Rotherham is a suburb (metropolitan borough) in South Yorkshire, UK.  1400 is NOT all of the rapes that occurred in the United Kingdom, or even England, nor is it the number of all rapes in South Yorkshire, just a conservative estimate from 1 tiny area, a suburb of Sheffield.

 

What happened there?  Where are the police?  Where is the Borough Council, where is the mp (member of parliament)?  Where is protective services?

 

It all seems to have started in 1997, further investigation will be needed to verify that time frame, as some reports indicate a start date of the early 1990s.  In 2010, eight men were tried in Shieffield Crown Court, of which 5 (Zafaran Ramzan, Razwan Razaq, Umar Razaq, Adil Hussain, and Mohsin Khan) were convicted and sentenced to minor prison sentences (9, 11, 4.5, 4 and 4 years respectively).  In 2012, The Times of London conducted an investigative report which found the abuse was much more wide-spread then previously reported.  Just last week, Professor Alexis Jay, who had led the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham for the borough council released a report.  

 

A quick overview shows a sampling of 15 girls [starting at section 5.21], the vast majority were not helped in any substantial way by police or protective services.  Many continue to be abused.  Few families had any recent follow-up interviews as some had to leave the area in order to protect the child.  Protection from not only the grooming, but brutal rapes, psychological abuse, assaults on them and their families (including at least one case where a brother of a victim had both legs severely broken in order to keep her silent), a campaign of intimidation including gang members conducting open surveillance on the victims in their homes, threatening messages on social media, and even physical assaults.  Over 100 young girls became pregnant, with many being forced by their rapists to get abortions.  These are only a few of the incidents that occurred, where this abuse went on for almost two decades.

 

While the report only lightly touched on the exploitation of young boys by these so-called “grooming gangs”, the grooming of young boys is thought to be widespread, and vastly under-reported, with many cases being refereed to LGBT organizations (being treated as cases of sexual confusion as opposed to rape).

 

For those of you who think that heads should roll, for the 1400 victims of the Rotherham Child Sexual Exploitation scandal, well, that won’t happen.

A strong fear of being labeled a racist (all of the victims are white and all of the abusers are Asian aka Middle Eastern, no doubt victims of other ethnicities were also abused but have not yet come forward due to cultural taboos),

bureaucratic indifference (numerous previous reports were either suppressed or ignored),

political pandering (Rotherham is a Labour stronghold, the term rotten borough most often used to describe Rotherham, who has faithfully elected Labour since 1933),

a police service that at the most basic level is severely understaffed and overburdened with burgeoning population with many residents who have no understanding of British laws or even language,

lack of training and incompetence at all levels of the labyrinthine bureaucracy surrounding the agencies charged with the protection of children from rapists,

a media with the attention span of a goldfish,

and a generally indifferent population more interested in meaningless over-hyped events like the hacked naked pictures of Kate Upton then the lives of 1400 innocent children,

all these things combine to form a toxic blanket of hopelessness and helplessness for the victims and their families.

As far as the abusers, they will not be prosecuted, and they will continue to abuse, rape, and even murder our young girls and boys.

 

The most we can hope for is that PCC Shaun Wright, Joyce Thacker (Director of Children and Young People’s Services), and many others follow the example of Beauchamp Duff

 

More to follow, as there is much more information on these horrific events.

The Week in Review (1 Mar 14)

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

 

Greetings Seekers of Knowledge,

 

Welcome to the first “The Week in Review”, please enjoy…

 

1.  Russia undercover invades Ukraine.  For those of you who are surprised, you should not be, Russia has spent a fortune in treasure and blood securing the Crimea (and most especially Sevastopol), the previous lease was set to expire in 2017, but was renewed for an additional 25 years, but prevailing public opinion in Ukraine is very much against that.

[For Ukrainians:  don’t expect any help from the US or the Eunuch Western Europeans.]

 

2.  Walter Williams is a very lucky man today, earlier this week, Mr. Williams was declared dead, zipped up in a body bag, and transported to the funeral home.  Luckily he awoke, and is now alive and well and back with his friends and family.  We hope you have a long and happy life, Mr. Williams.  Enjoy it.

[side note:  Don’t die in Mississippi, unless you are really dead]

 

3.  The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has decided that students at Live Oak High School have no right to wear shirts showing the American flag during a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the school.

[when did the US Flag become racist?]

 

Well another week of “the war on freedom” has ended, realpolitik is alive and well in Eastern Europe, and statists here in America continue to strip your freedoms away.

 

 

Friday Freakout (19 Jul 13)

Friday Freakout

Friday Freakout

For this week’s edition of Friday Freakout, I was undecided on what to write about, some many things going on, such as…

the ongoing clusterfuck that is the Benghazi incident,

the IRS intimidation scandal,

the NSA spying scandal (RumInt: 2 top Obama admin officials have fled US)(Be Advised:  this information has not been able to be confirmed, as such it should be treated as of dubious value),

the Martin/Zimmerman thing,

and who can forget the wonderful new law fixing to take effect…Obama Care.

Can someone explain to me how this whole race thing works…because I am confused,

how is it that George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic, but President Obama is black?  both have one white parent and one black/Hispanic parent.

Wouldn’t President Obama be a white black, or a white African-American?

Black trumps Hispanic?

Is there a list of where each race falls in order of importance?

Have we reverted back to the old “One-drop Rule” of times past?

I hope not, I think that a man or a woman should be judged on the content of their character as opposed to the color of their skin, Dare I dream the same dream, as Dr. King?  Or is that not allowed because he is black, and I am not?

I have been followed in stores, stopped by the police (for no reason), stared down at, had nasty comments made to me, I view these things as an expression of our freedoms, albeit by ignorant douche bags, but still.  Many times when I have engaged these people, I notice that their reasoning was bore of fear and ignorance, rather than hate.  Once engaged these people usually came around to a new and more enlightened view, not because I am particularly gifted in speaking, but because truth speaks for itself.

It is a sad state of affairs that has led our country, a country where a core fundamental belief is that “All men are created equal…” to be arguing over race, almost 150 years after the abolition of slavery, a half a century after the civil rights movement led to lingering inequalities to be outlawed, so our country can become the country that we all dream of, where color, ethnicity, sex, religion, or any other superficial attributes are unimportant when we interact with our fellow citizens.

Do we still have work to do?  ABSOLUTELY

but how the media and the politicos are going about it, is making racism worse, not better.  We don’t need that, we don’t want that, hate is unacceptable in all of its forms, especially in legally sanctioned forms.

Thursday Thoughts (11 Jul 13)

A couple of random thoughts for today…..

 

If you have ever wondered about something you have seen on the internet (who hasn’t) this is the place to check it out…Hoax or Fact.  If you can’t find an answer to your queries there, kick it to me, I’ll check it out.

 

I don’t know if you have heard, the DoD is thinking about cutting the danger pay ($225 per month) of approximately 56,000 troops serving in the middle east, saving the pentagon and the taxpayer $120 million.  I’m thinking if Homeland Security sold some of those 1700 MRAPs (each costing $200,000+ each, not including upkeep, which is expensive, at a savings of $340 million).  I don’t see much of a reason for DHS to have MRAPs anyway, being there is no threat of IEDs or mines here in America.  Or we could just cut Congressional staff.  Or even better cut both.  😀

 

Why is the press silent on China’s colonization of Africa?  750,000 Chinese already reside in Africa, with more arriving each day, there are Chinese only cafes, restaurants, resorts, and walled enclaves, much like…..colonial era Africa.  Billions of dollars from China have already poured into the coffers of such cruel dictators like Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, keeping them in power (and keeping their boys in weapons), much to the chagrin of the oppressed people suffering in silence there.  So while here in the West ‘enlightened intellectuals’ bemoan the horrid effects of colonialism half a century after its end, they while remain deadly silent on the ongoing Chinese colonialism and the whole sale selling of Africa by corrupt politicians.

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So that is all for today, have a good day, Be Safe, and take care of each other.

 

Chicago Top Cop Babbles Instead of Doing Job

If there was a special interest influencing police work, I believe that would be called corruption,” McCarthy said. “So, if it has to do with donating money, versus a popular vote, I think we have a bigger problem in this country and someone has to wake up to that.

I’m guessing here that Superintendent McCarthy (forgetting for a moment that he was appointed by gun control fanatic Rahm Emanuel) needs to understand a couple of things, first of all, owning weapons/firearms is a right, second, legal gun owners do NOT commit crimes, they actually help stop crimes, and finally the reason why Chicago has such a high violent crime rate and a high murder rate is not because of legal gun owners or the National Rifle Association (NRA) or any other gun rights group.  No Mr. Superintendent, banning guns won’t help you do your job, odd thing here, check it out, Criminals do NOT obey the law.  Shocking I know.
I wonder if Superintendent was appointed because of his political beliefs or because of his policing skills?  Seeing how crime has skyrocketed since he was appointed…I guess that answers that question.
That does beg the question, what causes crime?  Is the answer guns?  Did crime start when guns were invented?  no.  Crime has always been with us, but certain things make crime worse.  One parent households, high school drop-outs, weak religious beliefs, drugs and alcohol, lack of self-control, all increase crime rates significantly.  These are all morality issues, and are to difficult to legislate for, and since politicians look for the easiest answers and a nice sound bite, we can expect little to no help from them.
While there is significant noise clamoring for gun control, we need only look south to see how gun control is an abject failure.  Mexico where guns are insanely hard to purchase legally (when US Attorney General Eric Holder isn’t running guns there) also is one of the most dangerous places on the planet.
The things that the statists hate the most, family, religion, community are the things that promote safe streets, economic prosperity, and happiness.  You can’t have it both ways, the more power the state has the less peace the people have.
More laws do NOT make us safer, more morals make us safer.

Marriage or Civil Union?

Let me wade into this maelstrom of hate, misinformation, and religious fervor.

First of all, for the point of this post, allow me to define, marriage

[courtesy of Dictionary.com;

marriage:

1.

a. the social institution under which a man and woman establish their decision to live as husband and wife by legal commitments, religious ceremonies, etc.

b. a similar institution involving partners of the same gender].

Now while I don’t think that fully defines marriage but it will work for our purposes here.

For the most part, marriage is a religious ceremony, uniting two people as long term (one hopes eternal) lovers, friends, and caretakers.

The role of government in marriage should be and for the most part is limited to recording them and providing tax and legal protections, as such calling all of them civil unions would be acceptable, and should be expanded to include the following possible example:  2 old people who have outlived their respective spouses (or not), are NOT engaged in a sexual or otherwise intimate relationship but are friends and caretakers, who would benefit from the above mentioned legal and financial protections. [Think a pair of old people who have been friends for decades, they have stopped dating, and have no family, living together in a civil union, will allow them to do things that a normal married couple does, without penalty or irritation, open a bank account, designate next of kin, and pass on property after their demise, I don’t know if this happens frequently, but I believe a legitimate concern]

If the government allows any 2 consenting adults to have a civil union, and for that union to grant said couple legal and financial protections, we have an acceptable solution.

Why not a marriage, you ask?  Well, if a marriage is a religious ceremony, than if the law states you can not stop 2 men or 2 women from marrying than 2 men can go to any religious organization and demand that they be married by them, a violation of Freedom of Religion.

For the point of full disclosure, I am not pro-gay rights or anti-gay rights, I feel that some homosexual people and thoughts within an otherwise heterosexual group of people or a person are within normal limits (whatever that is :D), I also feel that homosexuality goes against the laws of nature, but I don’t pretend that humans are these awesomely advanced creatures, I believe that at the end of the day, we humans are a pack animal, driven by our individual desires and primitive pack instincts, what we do to logically overcome these are what make us better….in a phrase:  Self Control.  The one theme of all religions, and one that seems lost on most modern day people.  If I can take your ice cream, doesn’t mean I should take your ice cream, even if I want it.

So in essence, allowing gay people to receive civil unions won’t end our country as we know it, it won’t be life changing for most people, the only ones who will negatively be effected by it, will be the government, since they will lose the extra tax income from gay couples filing jointly.

You may not like it but guess what?

in America,

you can yell “nigger”,

you can hate all white people as devils,

you can make up the Church of Hate and if people want to join they can,

and you can preach pretty much whatever you decide,

and the free peoples of America will decide if your church of hate will be successful, not the government, not the established religions.

 

Pretty cool, if not kind of nauseating at times, Freedom is like that, not perfect, but you take the bad with the good.

The Hard Realities of Hate

If you were one of the kind people who read my post from the 30 December 2012, titled Racism and You.  You may have read some of the comments, if you haven’t you should.  This post is directed to one of those commentators.  I read her post, at her link, which I (being a huge supporter of Freedom of Speech, didn’t delete).  Without being too much of a douche, I feel compelled to point out a couple of things:

1.)  You have the gall to deny others the right to compare -isms, as if one -ism is more evil than another.  ALL -isms are a by-product of hate.  All should be scorned.  And none should dare utter that they suffer worse than someone else, even if they have, it is disrespectful and to be honest, rather selfish (that is my Miss. Manners moment).

2.)  I wanted to wait on this one, but I really couldn’t…You wrote “Finally, it is not oppression to have people disagree with you,” and then finished up your paragraph with, “Any comments of the “am so oppressed” variety will be deleted.”  Dude seriously??  You are oppressing people by not allowing them a voice in your forum because you disagree with them.  That is literally the definition of hypocrisy.  Which brings me to my next point.

3)  Do you really think that all whites, males, Christians, heterosexuals etc have some sort of secret handshake?  A double eyewink perhaps?  Or maybe there is some master list of the “special” people who get all these ‘privileges’, I don’t know.  I do know that being treated as a person, Not being discriminated against (as in:  NOT being judged by the color of my skin, but by the content of my character are NOT privileges, they are RIGHTS, ones you are happy to deprive millions of people of, in order to ‘fix’ things.  Guess what?  Hate never fixes Hate.  Hate merely breeds more Hate.

4)  The posts are well written and do bring attention to some of the ills of our society, unfortunately the writers have adopted almost wholesale the very points that they bring up to suppress anyone who doesn’t agree with them lock, stock and barrel.  On that point, I am not sure what exactly you are trying to accomplish, your tactics don’t bring people together, they breed hate and distrust.  Unless that is the point.

5)  Please allow me to emulate your writings for a moment, You are either with me (against Hate) or you are against me.  That doesn’t sound particularly charming does it, does it make you want to run out and join the Dak Brigade of Freedom, I think not.  Yet, this is where, if I were you, I would denounce you, as an evil person, who is hateful and loves hate and hates love.  Ridiculous I know.  BTW I linked to your blog, and to the blog you quoted from.  I don’t suppress people, I do my best to free them from tyranny, always have, always will.  Replacing tyranny with despotism is NOT freedom!  It benefits no one.

I truly believe that the best way to solve the racism issue, as well as all of the other -ism issues we have, is to sit down and have a frank discussion about them,

WITHOUT prerequisites,

without guilt,

without nit-picking,

WITHOUT THE HATE

to find common ground, finding the similarities amongst people and not differences, and to embrace the strengths from those differences.  Learning to love and not hate.

 

By the way, I am not criticizing you, I am criticizing the fact that you have written on a very sensitive subject, without contemplating the effects of your words.  If your goal is to bring people together, and end the -isms, Your aggressive approach is unlikely to make many enemies into allies, but is sure to garner many foes from those who would be friends.  If on the other hand, your goal is to stroke the fires of hate, and use it to propel you to prosperity and power, than I pray you fail in your mission and I pray that your heart opens, and all the hate in it flows out, and is filled instead with love.

Links I referenced:

http://www.amnottheonlyone.com/passing-along-a-gem-by-yeloson-the-art-of-defending-racism/

http://sex-and-race.livejournal.com/296541.html