06/25/13

We are all Tamarud (Rebels)

By: Ashraf Ramelah
Voice of the Copts

Voice of the Copts invites all freedom lovers around the world to stand in solidarity with Egyptian freedom-fighters in their current struggle to take back Egypt and bring about their goal of democracy.

One year ago, the Muslim Brotherhood and Mr. Morsi stole from the Egyptian people an opportunity to draft foundational principles of liberty and human rights in a monumental turning point for their country after the fall of the Mubarak regime.

Egyptians living outside Egypt in the free world offer their moral support and prayers for the overthrow of this neo-Nazi regime backed by the Muslim Brotherhood. All others who enjoy freedom must now join them.

A second chance is needed for the Egyptian people who are on the front lines once again to defeat a backward government promoting a type of “freedom” and a type of “justice” unknown to the free world.

It has been a nightmare in Egypt — one year’s advancement for Islamic supremacy as well as a deep deterioration of the country’s infrastructure. If this totalitarian system is allowed to take root here the remainder of the world faces a fiercer enemy, emboldened from a state dominated by Muslim Islamists strengthened by success and bent on spreading across the world.

History may take a turn for the better on June 30, 2013 if Tamarud freedom-fighters can bring about a victory to celebrate with the Egyptian people upon a Morsi resignation and a collapse of the Muslim Brotherhood. The free world praises their strong will and determination to risk life and limb in order to do so.

After sixty years of Islamic regimes suppressing and disenfranchising its own people, Egypt’s long awaited moment for freedom and peace could materialize now and Egypt become the vision and aspiration for the entire region and the world.

All political and diplomatic offices in the free world must now press the Morsi administration to step down in accordance with the will of the Egyptian people and avoid the potential bloodshed threatened by Morsi’s own followers.

Dott. Architetto Ashraf Ramelah,
President

www.voiceofthecopts.org
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06/25/13

I am getting tired of the undeserved honors some conservatives are giving Barack Hussein Obama.

By: Nelson Abdullah
Conscience of a Conservative

I read several dozen conservative blogs and news sources every day. Some, myself included, often refer to Barack Hussein Obama in uncomplimentary terms such as our Muslim-in-Chief or Communist-mentored Dear Leader (as they call the dictator of North Korea) or even a P.O.S. But many of them continue to heap unintentional praises on Barack Hussein Obama, the very same person they ridicule and condemn, by referring to him as “president”. As far as this blogger goes that last sentence is as close as I will ever get to writing the name and the undeserved title in the same sentence.

We all agree that Barack Hussein Obama is the most despicable American politician in history. We all agree that he deserves no honors or platitudes for the things he does and says. So why do so many bloggers and conservative commentators pay homage to this despot by preceding his name with the title “President”? In the context of literal accuracy it should be sufficient to merely write his name “Barack Hussein Obama” when referring to him. Adding the title, for which there is mounting evidence that he does not deserve or is qualified to hold, is both self-defeating and contradictory and sounds like some form of capitulation.

Is it possible that some of you are guilty of the same Political Correctness that you scorn?

I would love to convince my fellow bloggers to discontinue this practice of using the term “President” until such time as we have a “President” who belongs to America and believes in America. Barack Hussein Obama does neither because he has no love for America or for Americans. He has no love for the Judeo-Christian concepts that led our inspired Founding Fathers to the creation of our once-great nation and our Constitutional Republic. Barack Hussein Obama has often stated his preference for Muslims and Islam which both represent a contradiction to our Constitution and our way of life that embraces God and Freedom and Liberty and our Laws. He deserves nothing more than impeachment and imprisonment and most certainly not some undeserved honor.

My name is Nelson Abdullah and I am Oldironsides.

06/25/13

Wisdom from a Little Girl on a Plane

Hat Tip: Susan Doxaras

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
To her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
Up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
… Stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God,
Or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
You a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
Stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
Out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”
The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,
Thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.” To which
The little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

06/25/13

“Legendary Hollywood Activists Mark Rosenberg Executions’ 60th Anniversary”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

At the Communist Party USA‘s Los Angeles Workers Center, actors Ed Asner (Democratic Socialists of America) and Mike Farrell and the Communist Party’s Rossana Cambron and Eric Gordon give their version of the Rosenberg spy case.

by: Chris Elliott of the Communist Party’s Peoples World

LOS ANGELES – June 19th was the 60th anniversary of the executions of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, seen by many as a grave injustice in our nation’s history. In 1953, the Rosenbergs were sent to the electric chair at the height of the McCarthy era in an atmosphere of hysterical anti-communism with undertones of anti-Semitism.

Ed Asner, Mike Farrell. LA Workers Center

Ed Asner, Mike Farrell. LA Workers Center

Longstanding progressive activist actor Ed Asner and fellow actor and anti-death penalty activist Mike Farrell marked the occasion by co-sponsoring a screening of the 1983 Sidney Lumet film “Daniel” at the Los Angeles Workers’ Center. HollywoodProgressive.com, LAProgressive.com, and the Communist Party USA co-presented the event.

“Daniel,” starring Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin, and Lindsay Crouse, is a fictionalized account of the Rosenberg case, focusing on the traumatic experiences of the children of persecuted Communist activists. The Rosenbergs were charged with “conspiracy to commit espionage” under the Espionage Act of 1917 (as was Bradley Manning). Prosecutors painted the Rosenbergs as traitors, responsible for providing the Soviet Union with “the secret of the atomic bomb.”

It turns out the Rosenbergs probably never had access to atomic secrets, and although Julius had passed industrial secrets to the Russians during World War II (when the Soviets were U.S. allies) Ethel didn’t engage in espionage and was charged with a capital crime in order to pressure Julius into confessing. Despite propagandistic myths of American technical prowess, atomic scientists such as Robert Oppenheimer disputed the existence of a so-called “secret of the bomb,” and held that the Soviets could have developed the bomb independently. The lives of the Rosenbergs were offered up as a sacrifice not in the interest of national security, but for political purposes.

Event organizer Rossana Cambron began the evening by reading a letter written by Julius and Ethel’s son, Robert Meeropol, for the occasion. In it he described how his parents’ case mirrors the current “War on Terror” in that “human rights and civil liberties take a back seat to national security.” Meeropol went on to say that the government insists that the terrorist threat “is so dangerous that it justifies massive surveillance, expanding secrecy, indefinite detention, and even torture. The Rosenberg case resonates from the inmates at Guantanamo to Private Bradley Manning to the Oval Office of the White House.”

Folk singer Ross Altman followed the reading with his moving song, “Ethel and Julius,” written in 1993 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of their execution.

In a short talk reviewing anti-Semitism in the McCarthy/J. Edgar Hoover era, Eric Gordon said, “The Rosenberg case has to be seen in its historical – and hysterical – context. … America needed a show trial, and what better case than this one to prove Communist sympathies among Jews?” He also reminded the audience that in New York, a city with a 30 percent Jewish population, the prosecution made sure that not one Jew sat on the Rosenberg jury.

Farrell (best known for his portrayal of Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the classic anti-war TV show “M*A*S*H”), spoke about his work as president of Death Penalty Focus, an organization dedicated to ending capital punishment. He noted that the close vote on Proposition 34 (to abolish California’s death penalty) last November debunked the conventional wisdom that an overwhelming majority supports capital punishment. The initiative failed to pass, but still garnered 48 percent of the vote. Farrell went on to describe capital punishment as a “political tool” used against black people, hispanic people, and other oppressed groups; it reflects the interests not of the people, but of “a government controlled by corporate interests.” He said not only is the death penalty discriminatory in its use and ineffective for deterring crime, but its continued practice is “destroying our nation’s moral standing.”

Asner (who played the defense attorney in “Daniel”) spoke of the anti-Semitic character of the Rosenberg trial, drawing parallels with the show trials arising from Stalin’s “Doctor’s Plot” in the Soviet Union around the same time. He noted his own outspoken opposition, as president of the Screen Actors’ Guild, to the Reagan administration’s brutal anti-communist policies in Central America in the 1980s.

Asner, who is perhaps most famous for his Emmy-award-winning role as Mary Tyler Moore’s boss in the long-running “Mary Tyler Moore Show,” recalled how “Daniel” wasn’t received well in the mainstream press. The Rosenberg case was still controversial, despite 30 years having passed. The 1983 New York Times review regarded the film’s redemptive portrayal of political activism disdainfully, reflecting the neo-Cold War mentality of Reagan’s America.

Asner lamented the ongoing “antipathy in this country for people of differing opinions,” and offered this advice: “Be the opposition.”

Incidentally, the event focused on:

1) Remember the Rosenbergs

2) Oppose the Death Penalty

3) Free All Political Prisoners

Free Bradley Manning ~ Hands Off Julian Assange & Glenn Greenwald.

06/25/13

“The Rosenberg Traitors: 60 Years Later”

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

A truthful version of the Rosenberg case from Matthew Vadum.

From Frontpage Mag:

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All those who treasure America’s liberties should solemnly observe the 60th anniversary this week of the execution of Communist spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Given that the Soviet Union they spied for is no more, why are the Rosenbergs still important?

They continue to matter because they remain part of the Left’s anti-American mythology. The Left denied the treachery of its pseudo-martyrs for decades, arguing that they were condemned to death in a wave of anti-Communist hysteria. This lie permeates American culture even today — in movies, plays, and literature — decades after Ron Radosh’s painstaking research conclusively established the Rosenbergs’ guilt.

Electrocuted at Sing Sing on June 19, 1953, the penalty they paid was more severe than the sentences handed down to other American traitors such as Alger Hiss, Robert Hanssen, and Aldrich Ames, who similarly jeopardized the nation by passing sensitive data to the Soviet Union during the Cold War. But the punishment meted out to the Rosenbergs was just because their actions led to the deaths of who knows how many Americans.

The Rosenberg spy ring gave the USSR sensitive information about U.S. air capabilities in the Korean War and the secrets of the A-bomb, allowing our totalitarian enemies to develop nuclear weapons years earlier than they otherwise would have. These spies helped to change the balance of power in the world and emboldened the irredentist Soviet Union as it became a superpower and went on the march enslaving tens of millions in Eastern Europe.

The Rosenberg saga, which cleared the way for the meteoric rise of Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his high-profile investigations into anti-American activities by U.S. citizens, unfolded during the so-called Red Scare of the 1950s, a relative nonevent that gave imaginative radicals something to whine about for years as they indulged their persecution complex.

“In the entire Cold War period less than two hundred leaders and functionaries of the [Communist] Party ever went to prison, in most cases serving less than two years,” David Horowitz writes in Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey. “This was not a small number or an insignificant price to pay for their political allegiances. But, considering the Party’s organizational ties to an enemy power armed with nuclear weapons poised to attack America, it was not a large one, either.”

Hollywood, long a hotbed of radicalism, came to the Party’s rescue, serving as a huge Soviet echo chamber. The dream factory helped the Communist cause by churning out product that falsely depicted anti-Communists as vicious opportunists conducting politically motivated witch hunts.

Because the Rosenbergs were unabashed Communists who didn’t hide their admiration of Stalin’s Soviet Union, the Left ran to their defense, using rationales that shifted over time as more and more damning evidence surfaced against the couple. When the Rosenbergs’ guilt could no longer be disputed, their defenders pivoted, saying they had noble intentions and that the information passed on to the Soviets was junk.

These are all lies.

It is important to understand what the Rosenbergs actually did.

Specifically, the Rosenbergs were “motivated by loyalty to the Soviet Union, not opposition to fascism as their defenders claim,” Radosh explains. The Rosenberg spy ring “provided vast quantities of technical data to the Soviet Union that helped it achieve near parity with the United States in the skies over Korea and Vietnam.”

“When the Cold War turned hot in Korea, this technology was used to kill American soldiers,” he writes. For example, the purloined information was “probably used in the design of the Russian high-tailed MiG fighter jet that was deployed in Korea against American airmen.”

“Rosenberg himself gave his Soviet handler Alexander Feklisov the proximity fuse, which was used to track Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 plane and to shoot it down during the Eisenhower administration,” Radosh writes. The Rosenberg network “passed on the 12,000 page blueprints for the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star, airborne radars for nighttime navigation and bombing,” and for innovations in radar technology.

Radosh quotes Steven Usdin from his 2005 book, Engineering Communism:

“Rosenberg’s band of amateur spies turned over detailed information on a wide range of technologies and weapon systems that hastened the Red Army’s march to Berlin, jump-started its postwar development of nuclear weapons and delivery systems, and later helped Communist troops in North Korea fight the American military to a standoff.”

In sentencing the Rosenbergs, Judge Irving Kaufman was unsparing in his criticism:

“I consider your crime worse than murder. Plain deliberate contemplated murder is dwarfed in magnitude by comparison with the crime you have committed. In committing the act of murder, the criminal kills only his victim. The immediate family is brought to grief and when justice is meted out the chapter is closed. But in your case, I believe your conduct in putting into the hands of the Russians the A-bomb years before our best scientists predicted Russia would perfect the bomb has already caused, in my opinion, the Communist aggression in Korea, with the resultant casualties exceeding 50,000 and who knows but that millions more of innocent people may pay the price of your treason. Indeed, by your betrayal you undoubtedly have altered the course of history to the disadvantage of our country.”

Arguably the most insidious untruth that emerged over the years from the ever expanding crazy-quilt of rationalizations generated by Rosenberg apologists was that the U.S. government executed the couple for their political ideas. This falsehood has been regurgitated over and over and over again in popular culture, unchallenged by facts.

Leftists use the Rosenbergs’ story to attack all mid-century efforts to counteract subversive activity. They deny that Americans were ever justified in worrying about Communist infiltration or that the U.S. government was justified in prosecuting Communist spies like the Rosenbergs. But the historical record has confirmed that, as John Haynes, Harvey Klehr and Alexander Vassiliev have documented in their book, Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, Soviet agents did in fact heavily penetrate the U.S. government, the Democratic Party, organs of culture such as Hollywood and Broadway, the news media, and the scientific research community.

Despite the facts, however, the Left continues to falsify history and to use its playbook to discredit its political enemies with slander and lies. But in terms of the Rosenbergs, and so many other traitors who helped to advance the Communist cause, the historical facts cannot be disputed. And despite the Left’s denial regarding these two traitors, one fact remains clear: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were guilty — and they deserved what they got.

06/25/13

Teaser: “The Enemies Within” Exposes One of Communism’s Biggest Secrets – Why the Left Will Hate This Book

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

My new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress,” exposes one of communism’s biggest secrets.

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Why Does Democratic Party policy, on almost every point, reflect that of the Communist Party USA and Democratic Socialists of America?

How is it that tiny Marxist sects, often only a few hundred strong, are able to influence public policy to such a huge degree?

How have these tiny organizations, which most Americans either sneer at, or are oblivious of, been able to foist such abominations as “Obamacare”, or possible amnesty for illegal immigrants onto the American public?

How do tiny Marxist sects get their way, when millions of conservative and patriotic American voters are continually left frustrated, impotent and perplexed?

Be one of the first Americans to find out!

My book will be released officially August 20, 2013 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Yours in Liberty

Trevor Loudon