12/3/12

America’s Future… Where Do We Go Now… How To Win The Battle… And What We Are Fighting

Ask Marion
By: Marion Algier

Let us begin with where Election 2012 took us and where the global elite would like to guide us in 2016

Dr. Dennis Laurence Cuddy, historian, political analyst, author & editor (including: New World Order: The Rise of Techno-Feudalism and The Road To Socialism and The New World Order), who has testified before members of Congress on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, lays out the following scenario:

With President Obama’s re-election, over the next 4 years he will face a national and global economy that will be even worse than today. Why? It will be part of the Power Elite’s plan to coerce us and the rest of the world into accepting a world currency by 2018. The currency probably will be called “The Phoenix” (remember the Phoenix symbol being used at the 2012 Summer Olympics and in the Harry Potter movies, coincidence?), because it symbolically will be rising from the economic ashes of a failing world economic system. It will be the new global currency of a socialist world economic system that will be managed by the PE’s planned World Socialist Government which will emerge as the “World-State” from a conference in Basra, Iraq as foretold by Fabian Socialist H. G. Wells in his book The New World Order (1939). (With it will also ultimately come a one world religion… wonder why there is a war on Christmas? On Israel?)

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Who, you might ask, will accept the new world currency for the U.S. in 2018? Just as only a Nixon rather than a Kennedy could establish relations with Communist China about 40 years ago, this time only a Bush could get Republicans to accept the loss of American national sovereignty that will come from adopting a single world currency…

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How will this happen you wonder? Well, remember that Romney lost the Hispanic vote by about 50% in 2012? For his running mate, Jeb Bush could pick Hispanic U.S. Senator Marco Rubio from Florida. That should bring in the votes of Hispanics originating from the Caribbean area. Or Bush could pick a Hispanic member of Congress from a highly populated state like California or New York, especially a Hispanic female to attract women voters in general. Also, Jeb Bush is married to a Mexican-born American philanthropist, which should bring in Hispanic votes nationally as well.

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And what about Hillary? Because the PE wants Jeb Bush to be elected president in 2016, they set Hillary up in Benghazi in a Catch-22 situation to tarnish her reputation for 2016. If Hillary had spoken out that it was the White House and not her State Department which was to blame for the Benghazi disaster, that might have cost President Obama re-election, and Hillary would have been held responsible for the defeat. She therefore grit her teeth and took some of the blame for what happened in Libya, and that will prove to be her downfall in 2016.

Read the full article by Dr. Dennis Laurence Cuddy here: THE ELECTION OF 2012… And the Future first and then continue on below…

AMERICA’S FUTURE… HOW TO WIN THE BATTLE

By Paul McGuire – November 26, 2012 – NewsWithViews.com

Most people are fighting ideological and spiritual wars on the battlefield of the past. In their debates, rhetoric and logic, they attempt to win the heart and souls of mankind, by bringing up figures from the past or the present. The result is that this error in multi-dimensional military strategy always produces defeat and captivity!

A recent case in point would be the Republican Party’s strategy involving Mitt Romney. This political battle or campaign was targeted towards an America of the past, which is an America that does not exist anymore. The point is not how or why, this America disappeared. The point is how the so-called most intelligent marketing, advertising and campaign strategists spent hundreds of millions of dollars waging a war on the wrong battlefield, using the wrong weapons and could not figure out until late election night, why they lost.

In the famous nursery “Humpty Dumpty,” The first recorded versions of the rhyme date from the early nineteenth century and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott’s National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

Many of those who would seek to change America and the world have become the proverbial “Humpty Dumpty’s.” They are fighting the wrong war on the wrong battlefield. The future of America will be won by those who know how to win the battlefields of the future! For various reason and many of them planned and engineered, the collective consciousness and demographics over America have radically changed. It should have been obvious look at the RNC Convention, composed of an overwhelming majority of white people in a particular age group, that they had lost the battle before they began.

The first recorded versions of the rhyme date from the early nineteenth century and the tune from 1870 in James William Elliott’s National Nursery Rhymes and Nursery Songs.

Whatever you think of Obama and his strategists, they understood this “change” and even made it their campaign slogan. Obama was personally fighting with the weapons of the present and the future. Obama was busy connecting with his followers through Twitter, Facebook and other social media. Obama was publicly in the company of the social icons of the present and the future. People like alleged-Scientologist Will Smith and his wife, Jada. Again, like him or not, L. Ron Hubbard represents a science fiction religion of a future set in 3,000 A.D. Will Smith stars in future oriented sci-fi films like, “I Am Legend” and I Robot?”

In contrast, Mitt Romney and conservatives act like elderly people who don’t know how to use the Internet. An aging actor from the past, Clint Eastwood, reincarnates “Dirty Harry,” but a large percentage of voters don’t know who “Dirty Harry,” is. The late communications theorist, Marshall McLuhan, coined the phrase, “the medium is the message.” What he was saying is that content is secondary to images and feelings in the global village of mass media.

George Soros hired some very savvy, people who know how to wage war on future battlefields by directing neuropsychology and scientifically manipulating the masses. Garret LoPorto is a depth psychologist, who understands how to mobilize unconscious urges and specializes into turning brands or movements into cults. Another Soros sponsored group, Adbusters uses the Delphi Technique to engineer a pre-determined consensus. This is a re-adaption of the Hegelian Dialectic, which creates two opposing forces in order to create a pre-determined synthesis. This is why the international bankers have financed both sides in World War I, World War II, the Viet Nam War and other conflicts.

The goal is to win the future of America through transformation. For decades, psychology has been mined for better methods to manipulate the masses. Today, the methods are more sophisticated, more brazen, and more effective. The protest organizers are manufacturing dissent within society, while creating consensus within the movement.

The documentary that will be released named, ‘Thrive – What on Earth will it take?’ to expose the elite power structures and lay out a plan that would trigger a revolution that would liberate mankind. In this new technology of marketing triggers are implanted to create radical social change and revolution. For example, the Arab Spring and other Islamic revolutions throughout the Middle East are produced by triggers. Ultimately, this means the World Socialist Government planned by the Fabian Socialists and placing the American Constitution under the control of the U.N. Constitution.

Although, there are many people who believe in the Constitution and Judeo Christian principles who understand this battlefield of the future, the vast majority do not and that is why we are losing America! The only way to positively impact America, preserve our freedoms and religious liberties is to understand the dynamics of multi-dimensional warfare and the battlefields of the future. At the upper echelons of the military around the world, there is the understanding of predictive programming, where trained specialists can enter another dimension and see into the future.

In addition, throughout the Old Testament, you read the stories of powerful kings who relied on supernatural information about the future from the true prophets of God. Wars and battles were won based on receiving accurate intelligence about the future. In addition, a detailed and accurate study of what is called Bible prophecy is not meant to amuse, but to equip a spiritual army with spiritual weapons.

All talk of preserving freedoms, reclaiming America and the Constitution is meaningless until you understand how the battlefield of the future is to be fought and won. This knowledge does not come from mere intellectual study and logical analysis. Since the battlefield takes place on another dimension, outside of time and space, the knowledge and spiritual weapons can only be accessed through non-traditional methods. Quantum physics, String Theory, predictive programming and other sciences begin to approach a true understanding of the battlefield. But, complete understanding of the battlefield of the future can only come about through a supernatural revelation in the inner man that transcends time and space. This revelatory knowledge comes supernaturally from beyond this present dimension. That dimension is called such names as the invisible realm, spiritual realm or parallel universe.

The transference of this revelation moves from one dimension into another with a force that is translated in Latin as dunamis, which is where we get our word dynamite or explosion. The Biblical verse, “As long as they sought the Lord, they continued to prosper,” can only be understood out of the context of what is perceived as religion or organized religion. It is a spiritual dynamic that is similar to the words in Acts, “Clothed with power from on high.” The idea is that there is an infinite spiritual energy that is explosive in nature, like dynamite and categorized as dunamis.

When this dynamite-like force of infinite energy explodes in the human mind, it explosively lights up the neurological pathways, fires orders to the DNA cells via enzymes and the DNA cells command the human biosystem of brain, body and mind to actualize and reach their optimal potential. The consequence is a radical downloading of supernatural information through words, pictures and dreams, often taking one into the future. As a by-product, the biophoton’s light-up, that person generates a supernatural glow. Multidimensional information has been passed from one dimension to another in a burst of energy. At that moment, mere human consciousness is transported into multidimensional areas of awareness and the battlefield of the future.

When that information is transported, a group or individual is supernaturally equipped to effectively win on the battlefields of the future. This revelation enables one to transcend the knowledge, tools and training of those who have mastered the rudimentary weapons of war, used in the battlefield of the future.

At the present moment, there is an enormous amount of fear regarding the outcome of events happening all around us. That fear in the dimension of physics, generates an energy field, that produces a crippling death. All the rational and statistical date seem to confirm, that the battle is lost. But, that data is an illusion! That illusion can only be overpowered by the overwhelming force of the revelation of truth and the power that comes with it!

In summary, winning the battlefields of the future is not only possible, but certain when the revelation and power that come from another dimension, enters people and re-creates them. The future is not fixed and the battlefield of the future will be won by those who choose victory!

Must See: Bill Whittle Post-Election Speech – UPDATE: LONGER VERSION AT DIFFERENT VENUE ADDED

Video: Bill Whittle – Where Do We Go Now?

If Bill Whittle doesn’t run himself, he should be the campaign manager/speech writer for the next CONSERVATIVE president.

In the end there really is only one question… will we stand-up and fight for freedom and our country… or will we be led down the path like sheep… ‘sheeple’ as Pravda has predicted?!? sheep

The next president will either be a true conservative (man or woman) or it will a NWO puppet as laid out by Dr. Dennis Laurence Cuddy above and the choice belongs to “We” the American People”! Even if 2016 is the year for the first female President of the United States, the dynamics could be the same. Conservative verses NWO candidate if we, conservatives, patriots, and independents stop letting the left and the media they control tell us who is and who isn’t electable and can or can’t win.

If we would have had the guts to stand up there might even have been the opportunity to save this election: It’s Official: Obama Voter Fraud Reason for “Re-election”. So why didn’t we? Why aren’t we? Why the GOP Will Not Challenge Vote Fraud… Can This Be? If this agreement by the GOP is the reason, shame on us. If not then why are we shooting for a massive anti-Obama Inauguration Day rally? That should be our fallback from which or organize if we fail in over-turning this election.

Why aren’t we getting these votes recounted and investigations into voter fraud everywhere, a whole new election or staging sit ins between now and Dec 16th, while the vote can be contested?!? Not sure if it would work, but I’ve heard suggested if enough of the electors for the electoral college withheld their votes that it could throw the election to the House? Not really sure about that… but somebody must know. And you can bet that the Founding Fathers of this country would not have just sat by and let this stolen election stand! How about state ballot challenges? There is resistance and people are getting angry, but are they angry enough? Please get involved today~

It only takes 2 to 3% of the population to start a new movement, or to stop one. Why do you think that Nancy Pelosi, the Democrat leadership and their minions in the left wing media hated the tea party and the candidates who they identified with so much? Why it was their goal to destroy people like Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Allen West, Ron Paul and media people (mainstream and alternative) who supported the goals of the tea party or even just tried to report the actual news fairly… without bias? Why? Fear!!

Kissinger said in 2008: There Will Be “Bipartisan” Push for New World Order, Whoever is Elected President. The awakening of concerned American patriots and grassroots groups like the tea party is what has delayed the global elites’ plan. The continued work and growth of those movements is what can stop it.

There is a Massive Anti-Obama Rally @ “Obama’s” Inauguration Day!!! – We Have A Dream: 500,000+ Anti-Obama Activists Arrive In Washington D.C. During Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony … We need to stop the inauguration not compete with it! The Rally should be out fall back plan, not our goal!

So where do we go from here? Grassroots movements, patriot involvement, courage, prayer and new candidates and support teams in the GOP and if not in a new third party that is in tune to the problems, issues and solutions to save America. Our first fight needs to be to reverse this stolen election. The fallback is to organize.

12/3/12

It Doesn’t End

Arlene from Israel

I learned today that Netanyahu told the Likud faction yesterday that there has been no approval for building in E1, the region between Ma’ale Adumim and Jerusalem. What has been approved is zoning and planning.

Ooooh.

So, here I’m not saying “so-far, so-good.” What I don’t know is if this was all that was intended from the time of the announcement, with reports having exaggerated or obscured that intention. Or if there has been a reversal in response to the huge outpouring of criticism about Israel building in E1.

We have a nerve, do we not? Interfering with the ability of the PLO to establish a state with eastern Jerusalem as its capital.

Herb Keinon’s assessment of this in the JPost today was that, “With these comments, Netanyahu…seemed to signal to the Palestinians that if they go further with the type of unilateral actions they took at the UN on Thursday, Israel would indeed build in E1.”

Maybe. But still we hold ourselves back.

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I’ve said it before, but I will continue to say it, because it is so critical. The world persists in pursuing something non-existent. Anyone with a reasonable capacity for observing behavior and drawing conclusions should be able to see this: Abbas does not intend to be a “peace partner.” He’s not along for the ride.

And yet Israel is constantly chided and derided for interfering with that imaginary process.

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Abbas returned from the UN to Ramallah to great celebration, as we knew he would. He wasted no time in telling a rally — consisting of Fatah activists and PA civil servants — that his next step would be “restoring unity of the Palestinians and their lands and institutions.” By which he meant, of course, unity with Hamas: “We will study accelerating moves to achieve reconciliation.”

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There is a way in which Abbas needs this unity in order to make a credible claim about a state — all the people together, Gaza and the West Bank, etc. etc.

Yet, I do not give much credence to the possibility of a genuine reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah. The historical record on this makes it rather dubious. There have been negotiations again and again on “unity.” Stops and starts and stops again — one side and then the other accused of being the obstacle.

In March 2007, a unity government was announced after Abbas and Hamas politburo head Khaled Mashaal met in Mecca for negotiations. It lasted until June of that year, when Hamas seized control of Gaza in a coup and Abbas dissolved the government.

In May of 2011, Abbas and Mashaal went to Cairo and from there announced elections for a unity slate a year hence. In the interim, a government of independent figures was to be set in place. But there was never agreement on who would be appointed, and it never happened.

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Were there to be a Hamas-Fatah unity government for the Palestinian Arabs, Israel would refuse to negotiate. This is in principle.

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But as this is moot, my focus is elsewhere: Abbas’s very readiness, indeed, declared eagerness, to join with Hamas — which is overtly terrorist — speaks volumes about his intentions. This is just one more sign that he’s not along for the “peace process” ride, while the world chooses not to notice.

I’ve monitored Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks over a period of years. And what I’ve seen consistently is that such talks further radicalize Fatah, rather than moderating Hamas. Fatah needs to present its bona fides with regard to “resistance.”

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Hamas, for its part, is playing both ends against the middle, and I do not like what I’m seeing:

Ismail Haniyeh, who is referred to as the Hamas prime minister, said yesterday that, “The time has come for the US and the EU to remove Hamas from the list of designated terrorist organizations. Hamas and the Palestinian groups [terrorist groups such as Islamic Jihad] are national liberation movements that are defending themselves against Israeli aggression on our people.”

The US is not at this place of thinking, at least not yet. Although yesterday I expressed my unease with the way Dan Shapiro, US Ambassador to Israel, wrote, first talking about efforts to stop weapons smuggling and then segueing into the need for peace negotiations — as if, somehow, Hamas would be involved in negotiations.

But I can see some EU states going along with this.

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At the very same time, a member of the Hamas politburo and top representative of Hamas in Bruit, Osama Hamdan, has declared that a Palestinian state without an armed struggle against Israel is just an illusion:

“The PLO has paid a heavy political price for this representation [in the UN] because it relinquished its claims to the lands of 1948 [asked for recognition of a state on the '67 line]. Therefore the real achievement lies in the liberation of the land, the return of the refugees, and achieving steadfastness on the land.” (Emphasis added)

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Strategic Affairs Ministry Director-General Yossi Kuperwasser reported to the Cabinet yesterday that the incitement and inflammatory language in the Palestinian Authority is the worst is has been since the Israeli government began measuring it in 2009.

Kuperwasser was asked to give this report in the wake of Abbas’s ugly and inciteful speech at the UN. Seems this speech was not an aberration in PA terms. Kuperwasser’s presentation included examples from FaceBook pages of PA schools that promote the narrative that all of Israel must “return” to Palestine; one page had “I hate Israel” in 16 languages. Then there was the quote from Abbas that the creation of Israel was “one of the most dreadful campaigns of ethnic cleansing and dispossession in modern history.”

Did I say Abbas wasn’t along for the “peace process” ride? Hey! He’s running as fast as he can in the opposite direction.

As the Cabinet has the information that Kuperwasser presented, they understand this. So what does it take, when will it happen, that Israeli officials present this information to the world, and declare the Oslo misadventure ended?

It is critical for Israel to stand strong, firm in her rights, and making the case with self-confidence.

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If there is any good news here it is that the Jerusalem Municipality is about to give final approval to a new Jewish neighborhood in southeastern Jerusalem. Located between Talpiot and Beit Safafa (an Arab neighborhood), it will be the first Jewish neighborhood founded over the Green Line since the establishment of Har Homa in 1997.

Approval for the first stage of building was scheduled for two weeks ago, but was scratched because of Operation Pillar of Defense. Hillary Clinton was due here and there was unease about international criticism.

(There was a furor some while ago when building in Jerusalem past the Green Line was announced while VP Biden was here and Clinton proceeded to go ballistic because this “embarrassed” the US.)

Now final approval for the first stage of this new neighborhood is on the agenda for December 19.

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Bravo to City Councilor Elisha Peleg (Likud), a member of the Local Planning and Building Committee, who said (emphasis added):

“It’s all connected to Clinton.

We need to show we’re an independent sovereign state, and we’re doing what we need to do, which is build on all parts of Israel. We need to stop playing the game when Clinton travels here or travels there and we rush to cancel the project.

“I don’t think any European country or the US would like it if we got involved in their internal matters. The don’t have a right to do this. These places are in full Israeli sovereignty.

“We need to be strong and to continue to build in Jerusalem as much as possible, in order to create facts on the ground that we’re not giving up on Jerusalem.”

Credit: JPost

Can we clone him?

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The first stage of Givat Hamatos will have 2,600 housing units; the complete neighborhood is slated to have close to 4,000 units. All in all, including plans for new housing in Gil and Har Homa, there will be 7,770 new units for Jews over the Green Line.

12/3/12

Gun Rights come from Veterans Administration

By: T F Stern
T F Stern’s Rantings

All this time, we were under the delusion that individual rights were naturally occurring or gifts from God; but apparently rights come from the Veterans Administration, at least the right to own and bear arms. During a heated discussion over the defense budget bill, some folks stated they believe veterans are not protected by the Constitution; why else would these individuals be held to a different standard than the rest of the citizenry? The question recorded in an AP article:

“Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?”

I’m not sure that’s a good question to ask; after all, if we’re to use mental incompetence in handling financial affairs as our litmus test, wouldn’t that exempt Congress and the Executive Branch as well?

In my best Arlo Guthrie tone of voice, “I mean… I meeeeaaaannnnn…,” as we’re headed for a financial cliff running full steam ahead toward national bankruptcy, these folks have the audacity to use financial incompetence as a measuring stick for mental stability?

“Currently, the VA appoints fiduciaries, often family members, to manage the pensions and disability benefits of veterans who are declared incompetent. When that happens, the department automatically enters the veteran’s name in the Criminal Background Check System.”

I should point out that it is a VA doctor or management team who declares these veterans incompetent rather than a judge in a court of law to determine mental competency. This is all done to protect the individual and society from dangers associated with firearms; so they are automatically denied the right to purchase any firearms since their name would appear on a background check even though these folks are not criminals. Doesn’t that strike anyone else as warped?

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has been trying to protect veteran’s gun ownership rights through an amendment to the defense budget bill; however, VA administrators see it differently.

“VA officials have told lawmakers they believe veterans deemed incompetent already have adequate protections.

For example, they said, veterans can appeal the finding of incompetency based on new evidence. And even if the VA maintains a veteran is incompetent, he can petition the agency to have his firearm rights restored on the basis of not posing a threat to public safety.”

Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, that part where a veteran who has lost his right to own and bear arms, having lost that right because a doctor or management team at the VA deemed him/her mentally incompetent to manage his/her financial affairs, not a judge in a court of law; that individual can petition the VA, an agency of government, to restore that right.

Rights don’t come from government; they existed prior to the formation of government, entitlements come from government. If you don’t understand this then you don’t deserve to call yourself an American.

“Rights are not gifts from one man to another, nor from one class of men to another… It is impossible to discover any origin of rights otherwise than in the origin of man; it consequently follows that rights appertain to man in right of his existence, and must therefore be equal to every man.” Thomas Paine

“Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath?” Thomas Jefferson

The foundation of America is set in our Republican Constitutional form of government which at its base uses reasoning acquired over the history of mankind; but summed up by John Locke:

“For nobody can transfer to another more power than he has in himself, and nobody has an absolute arbitrary power over himself, or over any other, to destroy his own life, or take away the life or property of another.”

Individual rights cannot be arbitrarily removed from any individual; by executive fiat, by legislation intended to make society a safer place, by a doctor treating a patient or management team intent on providing a safer environment for family members.

Only a judge sitting in a proper court of law can limit an individual’s use of rights.

In August a former Marine was arrested, “after authorities deemed his Facebook posts threatening”. According to the original article printed in the Washington Times:

“Without a warrant or recitation of his Miranda rights, (Brandon) Raub was handcuffed and taken into custody. After a quick hearing, government officials confirmed that Raub’s Facebook posts necessitated his detention, refusing to acknowledge legal objections that the words were wrongly interpreted. The former Marine will undergo 30 days of evaluation at Salem VA Medical Center.”

Raub was held against his will; but considerable attention and pressure was brought to bear after news of this incident got around the internet.

“After a special hearing today (August 23, 2012), Circuit Judge W. Allan Sharret declared the commitment order granted to federal authorities for Brandon Raub’s arrest and detainment was invalid.”

It wouldn’t be so bad if this were an isolated incident; but I’m hearing from many who are currently serving in the military that upon leaving the service they are being advised to be very careful in answering questions which relate to firearms ownership, because the VA medical personnel are flagging folks who “raise any red flags or concerns” and that these individuals names are automatically added to the Criminal Background Check System effectively preventing them from gun ownership.

If all of Congress decided to limit the rights of individuals to own and bear arms through legislation, to include the UN Treaty currently being considered, that legislation would not meet the requirements of our Constitution under our form of government because rights of individuals existed and continue to exist with or without government’s approval, with or without your neighbor’s approval or even your own family’s approval.

That’s the beauty of Constitutional protections; they don’t limit individuals, they limit government. No, veterans don’t have to ask the VA for the right to own and bear arms, not now, not ever; it’s a right, not an entitlement.

This article has been cross-posted to The Moral Liberal, a publication whose banner reads, “Defending The Judeo-Christian Ethic, Limited Government & The American Constitution.”

12/3/12

Hungarian Parlimentarian Calls For “List Of Jews” To Be Compiled

By: Fern Sidman

On Monday, November 26, far-right member of Hungary’s parliament, Marton Gyongyosi, sent shock waves around the world, when he told the country’s legislative body that a “list of Jews” who he believes pose a “national security risk” should be compiled.

Gyongyosi, 35, the leader of the Jobbik party, which is the third-largest opposition party in the Hungarian parliament voiced these sentiments during a parliamentary debate following a discussion of the recent fighting in Gaza, when the Hamas terrorist organization launched a week-long war against Israel. According to published reports, Foreign Ministry State Secretary Zsolt Nemeth said Budapest favored a peaceful resolution of the Middle East conflict as it would benefit Jews and Palestinians in Hungary and Israelis of Hungarian descent.

Harshly criticizing the foreign ministry for what he perceived to be their support for Israel and their failure to step up in defense of the aspirations of Palestinians in Gaza, Gyongyosi proclaimed, “I think such a conflict makes it timely to tally up people of Jewish ancestry who live here, especially in the Hungarian parliament and the Hungarian government, who, indeed, pose a national security risk to Hungary.” He added, “I know how many people with Hungarian ancestry live in Israel and how many Israeli Jews live in Hungary.”

Jobbik, or “The Movement for a Better Hungary,” is a Hungarian radical nationalist political party that was founded in 2003. It has been described by scholars and various media sources as “fascist, Neo-Nazi, racist, anti-Semitic, anti-Roma and homophobic.” Jobbik’s ideology is predicated on right-wing populism whose strategy relies on a combination of ethno-nationalism with anti-elitist populist rhetoric and a radical critique of existing political institutions.

Since registering as a political party in 2003, Jobbik has garnered increasing influence in Hungarian society as it radicalized gradually; vilifying Jews and the country’s 700,000 Roma population. The group gained notoriety after founding the Hungarian Guard, an unarmed vigilante group reminiscent of World War II era far-right groups. It entered the Hungarian parliament in the 2010 elections on a campaign drawing on suspicion of Roma and Jewish minorities and attracting support from voters frustrated by the economic crisis plaguing Europe. It now holds 44 of the 386 parliamentary seats.

Opponents have condemned Jobbik’s frequent anti-Semitic slurs and tough rhetoric against the Roma minority and have charged Gyongyosi with using such hated filled epithets as a way of scoring points ahead of national elections scheduled to take place in 2014. Polls indicate that more than half of Hungary’s electorate is undecided about who they will cast their votes for in the upcoming election and having retained its voter base, some analysts say Jobbik could hold the balance of power in 2014.

Gyongyosi is the son of a diplomat who grew up in such countries as Egypt, Iraq, Afghanistan and India — and whose office is decorated by Iranian and Turkish souvenirs. He graduated with a degree in business and political science from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in 2000. Having worked for four years at the Dublin office of KPMG, Gyongyosi then returned to Budapest in 2005 and has been active in Jobbik since 2006. He became their leader in parliament in 2010.

The center-right government of Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban issued a statement on Tuesday condemning Gyongyosi’s remarks. “The government strictly rejects extremist, racist, anti-Semitic voices of any kind and does everything to suppress such voices,” the government spokesman’s office said. According to Reuters, parliamentary speaker, Laszlo Kover, who is from the ruling Fidesz party, also issued a statement in which he condemned the inflammatory statements and called for stricter house rules that would sanction such behavior.

In Jerusalem, however, the Simon Wiesenthal Center, which works to bring Nazi criminals to justice, criticized the Hungarian government for a tardy response which came more than 16 hours after the incident, and called the failure to penalize Gyongyosi “a sad commentary on the current rise of anti-Semitism in Hungary.”

In July of this year, the Wiesenthal Center and Gyongyosi went toe-to-toe, when the parliamentarian lashed out at the center for what he called an “outrageous attempt by foreign Nazi-hunters to discredit Hungary in the name of imaginary and artificially-stoked anti-Semitism.” Gyongyosi made his comments in the wake of the arrest of 97-year old Laszlo Csizsik-Csatary, a Hungarian, who was detained on charges of being a Nazi war criminal following a campaign by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Gyongyosi sarcastically said that “no summer can pass” without the Wiesenthal Center discovering the “most wanted” Nazi criminal living in Hungary, and struck back at a spokesman for the French foreign ministry who had called for Csatáry’s arrest.

Efraim Zuroff, the Israel director of the Wiesenthal Center, said Gyongyosi’s recent statement in parliament was “reminiscent of the genocidal Nazi regime which murdered hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews with the help of numerous local collaborators.” Calling Jobbik the heirs of wartime Hungarian fascists, he added: “Today’s condemnation of the statement by the government is welcome, but the total silence yesterday and the fact that the perpetrator of anti-Semitic incitement will apparently pay no price for his demagoguery will only encourage Jobbik to continue their campaigns of hatred against Hungarian Jews and Roma.”

About 500,000 to 600,000 Hungarian Jews were killed in the Holocaust, according to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest. Some historical accounts reveal that one in three Jews killed in Auschwitz were Hungarian nationals. A number of survivors reached Israel but today, approximately 100,000 Jews still live in Hungary.

Meanwhile, Gyongyosi dismissed demands for his resignation and said his remarks during the debate had been “misunderstood” and claimed that he was referring “only to Hungarians with Israeli passports.”

Hungarian Socialist opposition lawmaker Pal Steiner, himself Jewish, said of Gyongyosi’s statements on Tuesday: “There was little reaction beyond sheer shock. We couldn’t really digest what we’d heard; we’re so used to remarks like this from Jobbik.”

Dr. Slomo Koves, chief rabbi of the Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation, recalled references by Jobbik members to historic Christian bigotry against Jews and wrote: “Jobbik has moved from representing medieval superstition to openly Nazi ideologies.”

He added that Hungary’s Jewish community has also initiated a criminal procedure against Gyongyosi and Jobbik. Asserting that the Jewish community in Hungary had no other recourse but to take this to the courts, Rabbi Dr. Koves told media sources that, “In a normal country, there is some type of moral borderline where you don’t have to go to court because of something that is said in Parliament. All the members of the other parties should stand up and say ‘this is unacceptable, this guy should just leave.’ And it seems like in Hungary there isn’t that healthy moral stance. So that leaves us the only possibility is to go to court and if we don’t succeed in the Hungarian court, then we will maybe go to the EU.”

There was no immediate comment from the European Union, which has raised concerns before about intolerance and minority rights in Hungary and about Prime Minister Orban’s own commitment to democracy as critics accuse him of trying to entrench his party’s power.

The Unified Hungarian Jewish Congregation released a statement on Tuesday announcing their legal action that read in part: “The fact that a far right party can address Nazi principles in the Parliament is shocking and disappointing for the Hungarian Jewish Community and for every Hungarian Democrat.”

On Tuesday, hundreds of outraged demonstrators gathered outside the Hungarian parliament; many wearing the iconic yellow stars forced upon Europe’s Jews in the 1940s by the Nazis while chanting “Nazis go home” at Jobbik members. “I am a Holocaust survivor,” said Gusztav Zoltai, the executive director of the Hungarian Jewish Congregations’ Association. “For people like me, this generates raw fear.” Though he dismissed Gyongyosi’s anti-Semitic comments as opportunistic politicking, he added: “This is the shame of Europe, the shame of the world.”

Outside parliament on Tuesday, protester Andras Fodor, 28, said: “I thought we were done with this in our history… If you say things like that, you don’t belong in parliament.”

Because the Jobbik party has gained an international reputation for its intolerant policies, famed American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti recently declined an award from the Hungarian government, saying: “Since the prize is partially funded by the present Hungarian government, and since the policies of this right-wing regime tend toward authoritarian rule and the consequent curtailing of freedom of expression and civil liberties, I find it impossible for me to accept the prize in the United States.”

In a startling revelation that came to the fore several months ago, it was discovered that Jobbik parliamentarian and renowned anti-Semite, Csanad Szegedi was actually of Jewish ancestry. A founding member of the Hungarian Guard, Szegedi held a 2010 recorded meeting with a convicted felon who tells him of information he has become privy to showing Szegedi is in fact a Jew. According to the Associated Press who broke the story, the tape reveals that Szegedi acts surprised, then begins offering the felon money and a possible European Union job if he hushes up. He didn’t and the tape was released.

The Wall Street Journal reported that in June of this year, Szegedi was forced to acknowledge his heritage, explaining that his grandparents on his mother’s side were Jewish, making him Jewish, according to Jewish law. In fact, his grandmother survived Auschwitz and his father survived labor camps. Now, Szegedi has resigned from all his party positions, though he still wants to retain his seat in the EP. In response, the Jobbik party remained mum on Szegedi’s newly discovered background, although the party cited his attempts at bribing the felon as the reason for their support in him stepping down from his EP seat.

In early August, Szegedi met with Rabbi Koves. National Public Radio reported that Szegedi apologized for any comments he had made that offended the Jewish community and said he planned on visiting Auschwitz to pay his respects.

Riding on the wave of enormous publicity generated by of Gyongyosi’s remarks in parliament, yet another Jobbik lawmaker, Elod Novak, said during a news conference on November 29th that Katalin Ertsey of the opposition LMP Party should step down because she had an Israeli passport in addition to her Hungarian nationality.

The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has reported that Index, a Hungarian news portal, later quoted Novak as saying, “Israel has more deputies in the Hungarian Parliament than they have in the Israeli Knesset,” and this caused the Hungarian Parliament to make “favorable” decisions toward Israel. Novak sent an email to all deputies on November 28th, requesting that in the public interest, they make any dual citizenship public.

The French news agency AFP quoted Attila Peterfalvi, president of the National Data Protection and Freedom of Information Authority, as saying a lawmaker’s dual citizenship is in the public domain, but the other nationality is not made known. Having to declare that would be a “violation of human dignity,” he said.

On Sunday, December 2nd, the AFP reported that 10,000 people held a rally outside of Hungary’s parliament, condemning Gyongyosi’s statements and the Jobbik party. The rally, called “Mass Protest against Nazism,” was organized by a Jewish group and a Pentecostal-Evangelical church. In a rare display of unity amongst Hungarian politicians, leading figures from both the right and left appeared together on the same platform at the rally. Some demonstrators wore yellow stars pinned to their clothes and carried Hungarian flags, while one banner read “Jobbik are the real national security risk to Hungary.”

According to media reports, Antal Rogan, leader of the Hungary’s ruling Fidesz party’s parliamentary caucus, told protestors that all the genocides of the 20th century had begun with lists. “No one should be allowed to violate the dignity of others, or stigmatize them with threatening lists,” he said, adding that he always brought his children on the annual “Walk of Life” Holocaust commemoration in Budapest.

Rogan’s speech, however, raised the ire of some demonstrators who turned their backs on him in a sign of protest. The Fidesz party, led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban, has often been accused of adopting populist; anti-Semitic and anti-minority rhetoric to stoke xenophobia within Jobbik’s voter base. “You created Jobbik, Viktor,” shouted one protestor.

Former Prime Minister Gordon Bajnai, who many think could challenge Orban in the next elections in 2014, said this was not the time for blaming either the previous government or the present one. “Now is the time for unity against hatred,” he said.

Attila Mesterhazy, leader of the largest opposition party, the Socialists, called on Fidesz to help “quarantine” Jobbik and called on Orban to directly condemn Jobbik in parliament Monday. “Once and for all, Viktor Orban should with his own voice, decisively, categorically and clearly distance himself from and condemn Jobbik,” he said.

Police removed a small group of counter-demonstrators shouting “Filthy Jews” as they attempted to disrupt the protest.

12/3/12

Religious Cleansing In Western Backed Rebel Syria

By: ICLA Admin
ICLA

We saw the emergence of the term Ethnic Cleansing during the Balkan War of the 1990s. In late 2012 we are witnessing the emergence of another term – Religious Cleansing. This time the ‘cleansing’ is done by the proxies of Western governments in places like Syria. Are Western governments therefore complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity? This is causing mass migrations as victims flee the terror of sharia compliance.

What is Western support for the sharia states of the Arab ‘Spring’ doing for freedom and human rights? Western governments are replacing secular dictatorships with religious ones. What is their ultimate goal? More sharia states in the Middle East based on the Saudi model is certainly not in the interest of the Western public. A pattern is emerging – Western governments support sharia both at home and abroad. They support it at home by not opposing UNHRC Resolution 16/18 which despite its rhetoric is against religious freedom as well as freedom of speech. Western governments must be acting towards some goal known only to themselves and their cronies.

An article by Thieeey Meyssan at Global Research suggests that the new religious dictatorship that has been established in the Syrian city of Aleppo is actively backed by France. (1) Specific concerns have been raised about the plight of Syrian Christians who are too afraid to register as refugees for fear of what will happen to them. (2) Agenzia Fides reports on the blowing up of the historic Arabic Evangelical Church of Aleppo and thus gives context to what is effectively becoming the religious cleansing of Christians in Syria. (3)

Those of us who are concerned about the spread of sharia wrote about what would happen as a result of the so-called ‘Arab Spring’ when it was first backed by Western governments. Our politicians did not listen we were ridiculed and demonised by the media! Now our predictions have come true and we are still ignored. It is as if the powers that be in the Western world planned this outcome from the beginning.

Western governments have been and still are actively encouraging sectarian strife, cynically calling it democracy and wrapping it up in cuddly rhetoric! However, it still remains what it is – a crime against humanity! Indeed are Western news organisations that do not give these terrible crimes the coverage they deserve also aiding and abetting and covering up such crimes? The anti-Israel coverage of Western news organisations gave us a flavour of their pro-sharia bias. After all it was the Hamas terrorists who started firing rockets at civilians in Israel yet Israel was portrayed as the aggressor. In Syria, sharia inspired violence is effectively been covered up by the mainstream Western media. Raymond Ibrahim in a FrontPage article (4) describes how Western leaders and media are constantly making excuses for sharia inspired behaviour.

Meanwhile in Egypt Salafists are also engaged in anti-Christian activities.(5) It this what Western governments are aiming for in Syria? It is not difficult to see the patterns that are emerging and the centrality of the imposition of sharia norms. In the Western world itself, the same governments who are complicit in religious cleansing in the Middle East appear to have similar aims at home. They are clamping down on free speech, and some would argue on Christians there, in order to facilitate the implementation of sharia compliance. It is likely that they will soon implement the demands of the OIC and implement anti-blasphemy legislation that themselves are inspired by sharia.

(1) Syria: The “Liberated Zone” of Aleppo: Religious Dictatorship Supported by France. By Thierry Meyssan. Global Research.
(2) Dutch Investigator: ‘Syrian Christians In Crossfire; Thousands Without Aid’. By BosNewsLife Middle East Service.
(3) ASIA/SYRIA – The historic Evangelical Church of Aleppo destroyed with explosives. Agenzia Fides.
(4) Why Christian Persecution Is Islam’s Achilles’ Heel. Raymond Ibrahim.
(5) Salafists seize Church land in Cairo to hit back at new patriarch. AsiaNews.it

12/3/12

Watcher’s Forum: The Fiscal Cliff – Let It Happen Or Grand Bargain?

The Watcher’s Council

Every week on Monday morning, the Council and invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum with short takes on a major issue of the day. This week’s question: The Fiscal Cliff: Let it happen or Grand Bargain?

For those of you whom may not be aware, ‘the Fiscal cliff’ refers to automatic and draconian spending cuts, the end of the Bush-era tax cuts and a general hike in taxes as many Americans who are now exempt from the Alternative Minimum Tax become subject to paying it. This was agreed to the last time by both parties as part of a deal to raise President Obama’s credit card limit (AKA the debt ceiling) last year. It goes into effect January 1st, 2013 if there’s no agreement between President Obama and the House Republicans on taxes, the debt limit and spending. The president wants to raise taxes on ‘the rich,’ another binge of stimulus spending, an increase in the nation’s debt ceiling and sole authority to raise the debt ceiling as he sees fit. The Republicans say they’re open to some tax increases, but want significant cuts in spending as part of any deal and are not willing to see another stimulus or give the president the authority he wants to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally.

The Razor: Republicans have put themselves in a position where “heads you win, tails I lose.” Given this option we have to look at what concerns the GOP House, the ones who must actually make this bargain.

These members, many elected with Tea Party support in 2010, are ideological and concerned about their reelections. Any compromise the Democrats will offer at this point will be ideologically repugnant. The Democrats and their propaganda wing in the mainstream media have fabricated this November’s election into a progressive landslide even when in reality it was anything but. They will not compromise enough to help these members of the GOP at all, and are on a “mission from g-d” or whatever the equivalent is for fired up atheistic liberals.

So the choice is whether to accept a package of tax increases with minimal if any entitlement cuts, IF the Democrats offer such a thing, or allow the country to go off the cliff. That’s a big IF at this point, whether the Democrats will offer anything; I half expect them to keep demagoging the issue in the Press to beat up the Republicans through December while failing to negotiate in good faith. The other choice is to stick to their beliefs, fully aware that the Democrats are likely not serious about negotiations. These members will be pilloried by the Press in January, but they are going to be attacked by the MSM no matter what. At least when the primaries come around in a year, they won’t face Tea Party challengers who claim they sold out to the Dems on the tax issue.

Given such a Hobbesian choice, if I were a conservative member of Congress, I would publicize the fact the Democrats have not negotiated seriously because they believe the election was a landslide. I would point out that it wasn’t and as a consequence, cannot offer any compromise on my part because it takes two to reach a deal. Every time I was in front of a microphone, I would repeat this mantra. I full expect John Boehner to wobble on this issue and I would resist his calls for my vote. After January I would actively work to unseat him.

The Democrats believe the GOP will take the hit if we go off the cliff, but managed properly, I believe it is still possible to portray the Democrats as overreaching. Besides, by the time these members are up for re-election, the country will be more receptive to fiscal conservatism than it is today. In the meantime, unfortunately, the half of the voting public that re-elected Obama needs to be taught that elections have consequences and that handing Democrats money is like giving heroin to a junkie.

The Independent Sentinel: President Obama wants to go over the fiscal cliff. It’s a win-win for him. He gets automatic cuts (he wants the military cuts), higher taxes and he can blame the Republicans, eliminating them once-and-for-all.

In an interview with The Des Moines Register before the election, which he immediately after asked the paper not to print, he spoke about sequestration and the end of the Bush tax cuts (Clinton tax hikes) as if they were a done deal.

He always makes the political decision over what is right for Americans. His ideology trumps all.

The deal he offered to Republicans yesterday not only didn’t cut anything, it increased spending and it even has a new stimulus. It caused Mitch McConnell to burst out laughing when he saw it. It was more an insult than a joke however. The Republicans can’t even use it as a starting point.

We did vote for revenge as Obama asked.

We should plan to go over the cliff unless Obama extends the artificial deadline until March.

I think he has made it perfectly clear – no compromises!

JoshuaPundit: In politics, perception is always more important than reality. So let’s start with a little bit of reality. The $1.2 trillion of deficit reduction we’re taking about as the Fiscal Cliff, works out to $153 billion over ten years. The federal government borrows that every month.

That said, it’s important to remember that there’s no incentive for President Obama to make any compromises. He wants to raise taxes anyway, many of the mandated cuts will come out of our military budget and best of all, he feels he can blame Republicans for it. This makes absolutely no common sense but the way the president sees it, it makes political sense and he sees it as a win-win situation: either they’ll knuckle under and give him what he wants, or they won’t and he’ll make political capital out of it while getting some things he wants anyway.

I hold no particular allegiance for the Republican Party except as (in some respects) an alternative to what I see as ruinous policies. So my main concern now is the coming midterms and 2016, which means the GOP needs to take steps to make sure their fingerprints aren’t on the coming debacle, especially since the non-FOX media will side with the president in pushing his narrative.

If I were John Boehner, I’d go on national TV (or have someone who’s a much better speaker do it) and tell the American people in plain terms exactly what’s going on, and why the GOP can no longer support this irresponsible and childish behavior. And I would directly point the finger at the president, in no uncertain terms, including his failure to present any kind of meaningful compromise.

Finally, I would draw a line in the sand and offer Simpson-Bowles, (the plan of the president’s own bi-partisan commission that he later rejected) as the Republican’s final offer. And walk away.

As an even more extreme alternative, I might even tell the American people that if the president failed to come up with a reasonable offer to get our financial house in order, every Republican legislator was going to vote ‘present’ on President Obama’s proposals, in protest. I would tell the American people that Republicans have no intention of allowing this president to blame his failures on others again.

Make him own the Obama economy.

The Noisy Room: In response to this week’s question: ‘The Fiscal Cliff: Let it happen or grand bargain?’ I wholeheartedly say to the Republicans, jump off the cliff! When this whole monstrous mess started, I predicted it would come to this. I don’t know how anyone can be surprised at the outcome. The two choices are now bend over and take massive tax hikes with no meaningful spending cuts, or go off the cliff. I say take the plunge. It’s the only sane choice at this point.

If the Republicans agree to raise taxes, they will lose what little support they have with conservatives and will go the way of the Whigs. And those spending cuts, well… Reagan never saw the ones he was promised when he raised taxes and the Republicans have just about as much chance of seeing these newly promised ones as North Korea has of verifying their unicorn lair. We are sick to death of the Charlie Brown Party. Read my lips: Progressives lie.

Either way, the Left and the media will make the Republicans out to be the bad guys. So, in the face of that, just do the right thing. Stick by conservative principles, close your eyes and jump. I hear the water is fine. It will give the Republicans time to find their moral bearings, grow a spine and start righting the USS Titanic. Make the message about cutting spending which is the real problem anyway. There is no way to tax your way out of this hole.

Do real financial reform… Cut the hell out of government spending, cut taxes and bring America back to greatness. It will create jobs and prosperity. It will create confidence and freedom. It will free us from the shadow of Marxism. It’s an easy choice; it’s the right choice – the question is, does anyone up there have ‘tener cojones’ to do the right thing anymore? They will if they care more about Americans and the Constitution than their crappy political careers.

To do what Obama and the Liberals want is madness. Raise taxes while increasing spending will speed up America’s death spiral. Want massive growth? Go over the fiscal cliff, do away with the IRS and go to a flat sales tax, let small businesses do their own thing and watch America catapult once again into the strongest nation on earth. Or, compromise and push millions into poverty, slavery and violence. I say, let the cliff diving begin!

The Right Planet: It looks to me like the Republicans are faced with a no-win scenario. This became abundantly clear to me when I saw Robert Reich state on Twitter that the Republicans want to “hold the middle class hostage” by denying 98% of Americans a tax cut. Obama is trumpeting a similar theme. (Funny how all of a sudden the progressives are for Bush-era “tax cuts.”) If I understand correctly, the Obama Administration is proposing freezing the tax rate for 98% of Americans for one year if the Republicans agree to raising taxes on the top two tax rates. A number of conservative pundits, like Rush Limbaugh and Charles Krauthammer, are urging the Republicans to just “walk away” from the deal. The problem I have with this approach is it gives Obama everything he wants. It even lets the president raise the debt limit at will, thereby taking away more power from Congress to control the purse strings.

So, if the Republicans walk away from the deal, the liberal media and the Obama Administration will accuse the GOP of raising taxes on the middle class in order to protect “the rich.” But if the Republicans agree to raising taxes on the wealthy, while agreeing to freeze tax rates for the middle class, then they will be accused of selling out. The only reason I believe the Obama Administration is offering to freeze the tax rate on the middle class right now is simply for political expediency; it serves their agenda and backs the GOP into a corner. Looks like Obama and his ilk are holding the Republicans hostage.

What’s particularly odious about the maneuvers by the White House et al. is the fact the Obama Administration has not passed a budget in the entire time it has been in office. Obama has offered no serious proposal to reduce any federal spending. As a matter of fact, he wants another stimulus out of the deal. The fact is taxes are going up, period. And I wouldn’t be surprised if the Republicans get all the blame.

The Glittering Eye: I’ve posted on this very subject several times this week. I find both the White House’s and Congressional Republicans’ positions on this subject very frustrating. Both sides are taking positions that appear purely political to me. They appear to be taking an unnecessarily zero-sum view of the negotiations.

Since I opposed the “Bush tax cuts” in 2002-2003, opposed their renewal in 2010, and am still opposed to them as being the wrong taxes to cut, I have no particular fondness for renewing them now. However, I find the notion that raising taxes on just the highest income earners will do much about income inequality, balancing the budget, or much of anything else for that matter pretty far-fetched.

I’d like to see good faith negotiations from both sides. I have no real hope that’s going to happen. I’d also like to see a pro-growth agenda but I have no greater hope that will happen, either.

I don’t think that any nation in the history of the world has either taxed or cost-reduced its way to greatness or prosperity.

Bookworm Room: The Republicans, who still control the house, have three choices: (1) Give Obama everything he wants; (2) Give Obama nothing; and (3) Compromise. Believe it or not, I prefer option (1).

To begin with, compromise is out. Any type of compromise will work to Obama’s benefit. Obama understands this, which is why he presented the Democrats with a laughable compromise offer, one that gives fiscal conservatives absolutely nothing. If the Republicans actually try to negotiate and he slides a little in their direction, he still wins. Obama knows that, with an utterly compliant press, he will take credit for any slight upticks in the economy, while lambasting the Republicans for the economy’s continued slide.

Giving Obama nothing is no better. The Republicans in the House can hark back to the Reagan era and “just say ‘No.’” The problem with that course of action is that it will result in a stalemate. Unfortunately, this stalemate has ticking bombs in it — sequestration and tax increases. Once these happen, the compliant media will again blame the Republicans, while Obama walks away spotless.

The only approach that offers some hope for long-term American stability and fiscally-sound, constitutional capitalism is the most painful one: The Republicans should give Obama everything he wants. They should turn to the American people and say “By re-electing Obama and keeping the Senate majority Democrat, this is what you asked for, so this is what you’ll get. We wash our hands of it. This is truly Obama’s economy now.” Things will happen quickly (and badly) under this scenario, but the Republicans will have kept their noses clean and will have spelled out very clearly for Americans the differences between socialism and constitutional capitalism.

In the short term, these are all Hobson’s choices, since they are all awful. However, it’s only Option (1) — saying to Obama “you own the economy” — that will provide a short, sharp shock sufficiently horrific to scare people away from a Fabian slide into perpetual socialism.

Well, there you have it.

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12/3/12

Will East Timor Be Lost to the Communists?

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

New Zealand troops and taxpayer’s money have been employed for several years to build former Portuguese colony, East Timor, into a self supporting independent nation.

I’ve reported here and here, how Cuba has been exploiting our good work, for their own purposes.

Now it appear that China is moving in.

From TV3 News:

The New Zealand Defence Force has pulled out of East Timor, but another country is moving in and looking to exert power – China.

The Chinese have built palaces, supplied navy ships and are even training their crew.

Why has China taken such an interest in one of the poorest nations on earth?

A clean glass of water in East Timor is a luxury. The average wage there is just $1 a day. The river is used for washing, growing food, drinking and the toilet.

But the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the military barracks, and even the local shopping mall are all opulent and are all funded by the Chinese.

Aside from that, the Timorese navy also has two boats built in China, and their crew were trained there. The question remains, what’s behind all the support?

3 News called by the Chinese embassy to try to find out. After a lengthy wait, we were denied an interview.

So 3 News asked the New Zealand ambassador to Timor.

“Yes, they have built those buildings and have helped Timor in a time of need,” says ambassador Tony Fatua. He says there is “possibly” an undertone in it.

It’s a delicate time in Timor’s history. The New Zealand Defence Force has pulled out, and Australian forces are also about to.

All the while, China is increasing its foothold – not just here, but all through the South Pacific.

“In some ways the US and China want the same thing,” says Robert Ayson, professor of strategic studies at Victoria University. “They want to be the preeminent power in this part of the world.

And in Timor at least, it appears China is winning.

Will East Timor, strategically placed on the sea lanes between Australia and Indonesia, fall completely under the control of Beijing and Havana?

12/3/12

Pressure Coming From Below

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

The US left is preparing to get militant.

Bill Fletcher, Jr.

Their friend, Barack Obama, is about to get some pressure from below to give him the excuse he needs to do what he wants to do anyway.

Bill Fletcher, Jr. of Democratic Socialists of America, the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, founder of Progressives for Obama and a long time Obama supporter, calls for mass action in support of government jobs, housing programs and expanded labor “rights” in 2013.

From In These Times:

Prepare to take mass action as we head toward the so-called fiscal cliff. Forces within organized labor, among others, are already preparing to pressure Congress and the White House to reject reactionary cuts. What I am suggesting goes further. We need to begin organizing marches for jobs and housing in early 2013 in every state capital. These demonstrations must demand that people be put to work and that housing be made available for those who need it.

Demand economic and social justice. Though Obama campaigned in 2008 on behalf of workers, once in office he became far too cautious in speaking out for full economic justice, retreating into the realm of the corporate liberal. Too often, labor unions and others let him off the hook. We must make the expansion of workers’ right to organize part of the national debate. And we must build a state by state movement to implement constitutional changes that expand workers’ rights.

Watch how quickly President Obama buckles to the pressure from the streets.