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The Flowers of Evil

September 23rd, 2013 - 4:15 pm

There have always been people like that, in every society, on the fringes of certain political ideologies and even at the center of them. And of course there are people ready to make excuses for them. For they feel the attraction too, but are too chicken to put their actions into practice. So they cheer instead, feeling they’ve done their bit by supporting the Cause.  It gives them a sense of importance and an escape from their own deeply felt mediocrity.

In this there is nothing new. Bad guys and wannabe bad guys have been a part of this world since it began, though we have been encouraged to forget that. The only question is: are you ready to meet them? Because they are anxious — and ready — to meet you.

In other news we hear that one handgun in Kenya saved 100 lives.

An off-duty member of the SAS emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday, after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives.

The soldier was having coffee at the Westgate mall when it was attacked by Islamists on Saturday. With a gun tucked into his waistband, he was pictured helping two women from the complex.

He is said to have returned to the building on a dozen occasions, despite intense gunfire.

A friend in Nairobi said: ‘What he did was so heroic. He was having coffee with friends when it happened.

‘He went back in 12 times and saved 100 people. Imagine going back in when you knew what was going on inside.’

Calling Piers Morgan. Calling Piers Morgan.


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Obama and his scurvy crew have bought the Muslim world view hook, line and sinker. It doesn't matter if he is technically a Muslim or not, he has decided that they have the correct POV. He has betrayed his oath of office.

Unfortunately, the Justice Dept, run by the law-breaking Holder and his thugs, will never enforce the laws of the U.S. Conservative groups have been and continue to be illegally targeted by the IRS, but the FBI and Holder's thugs haven't even investigated one case.

Obama is in active betrayal of the U.S., its Constitution, and its people.
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re: "An off-duty member of the SAS emerged as a hero of the Nairobi siege yesterday, after he was credited with saving up to 100 lives."

I assume he was in the British SAS. If he was carrying that handgun in London, or in Washington DC, he'd have been arrested after his heroism and prosecuted for weapons violations.
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OT: On the "Israelis Now in the Nairobi Mall Assault" thread I have three cherries, that is all three slots in the top rated comments box. Do I get a prize?

Daniel Patrick Moynihan was fond of pointing out that in 1929 seven criminals were shot in a Chicago garage and as a result we changed the U.S. Constitution. Recently a dictator in Syria killed 100,000 and we said nothing and then when he was accused, subject to dispute, of using gas we blustered and gave the keys to Putin. Now the barbarians, the same crowd who killed 3,000 twelve years ago that we were told were out of business, are running the board across the globe and killing Americans and members of the nomenklatura and the response is paralysis. Is Barry hiding under his desk?

They tell us do nothing or the bad guys win. They said the same thing twelve years ago. They assured us that bin Laden wanted the Americans to invade so we should just hire a few hundred more Diversity Counselors and forget about it. The "If you do (or don't do) X the Bad Guys win" argument is best left to 19 year olds trying to get a girl into bed. What should we do with the terrorists bodies? Feed them through swine offal blenders. We should find their home villages and destroy them. If we think there are innocents there then let them depart in peace but destroy the houses wells mosques trees and sow the ground with salt. I suggest my prior comment about declaring that any woman who has a child with a terrorist or material supporter of terrorism a "camp follower of an invading army' rendering her children not US citizens. An exception should be made if he declares her pregnancy the result of rape.

Why do they keep attacking us? Because they can. So far they have faced very little down side. In fact we have paid them to. We need to change the equation.

Tonight I attended a talk by Marshall Sahlins. The retired University of Chicago Anthropologist is very much a man of the Left and ridicules Economics. One part of his talk struck me, but not in the way I am sure intended. Sahlins describes how most cultures are familial with wealth being distributed to gain status and not produced as in the commercial exploitative West. Value is determined partly by acquisition from Outside. For example one tribe lays claim to the persona of the Colonial Governor and a rival lays claim to the persona of the Queen. The Others are by definition not human until integrated into the community. This struck me as a perfect model for Islam, although Sahlins may be horrified to have it put this way. Wealth exists to be extracted from inhuman Others and is not measured by the financial standards we know but in prestige.

The mall attackers were collecting coup for Islam. Therefor the way to fight them in their own terms is to collect more coup and reduce their prestige. They claim they are reacting to humiliation. We should not treat them like backward children but like dangerous adults. A good reply to their cries of grievance would be "Good you deserve humiliation for such barbarous acts. You should be ashamed of yourselves. If you want respect then be respectable."
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A lot of people are going to get hurt, badly, by ObamaCare. In fact, almost everyone (apart from the very wealthy) is going to get hurt badly.

Well-to-do but not extremely wealthy liberals who have never really been directly affected by the destructive/deleterious consequences of the liberal policies they have supported (and, by their support, helped implement) are about to be affected, directly.

Take, for instance, my well-to-do but not extremely wealthy--and with huge personal debts and fixed incomes--brother and his wife. They have promoted open borders. I have argued them that they don't mind unrestricted immigration because it doesn't affect them. They both worked at the University of Chicago, and very little affected them. They could afford to be liberals.

Soon, very soon, when ObamaCare kicks in, they will be awakened rudely, and painfully. They will feel the hurt.

A lot of liberals are in for a painful awakening.

Life E.G. Robinson ("Dathan") in the cinematic Ten Commandments, I will then ask them: "where's your messiah now? Nyaaaah."

Will they see the light? We'll see.
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The glory of America is that we have not yet sunk to the "If we could only kill all the right people everything will be fine" level (Quote: VS Naipaul); that is how Latin America does it, Africa does it, the Middle East, ditto. You want to become that?
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I beg to differ. We have already sunk to that level in America. Obama's supporters are already on record with the acceptance of the necessity of killing off the 10% or so of the American population who will not be "re-educated" to accept the new order. They went there first.

It is not a matter of what we want.

If they go beyond words, the only response possible is to answer force with more force. It is not a matter of making "everything fine" or deciding who is right. It will be a matter of deciding who will be left.

It is what it is.

[italics] Only the Great Blue Sky Tengri Nor knows what the outcome will be. [end italics] as the master of my namesake said.

Subotai Bahadur
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Give it time. War is the continuation of politics by other means.... There are heaps of moonbats out there. Many of them are dependent upon government handouts. Socialist demagogues like Obama increase their political power by causing more people to be dependent upon free stuff from the government. Ultimately, stopping Obamacare is all about curtailing the process of gaining political power through government largess.
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I've spent thousands of hours studying the culture of Islam as it has expanded across the globe, and wherever they gain control, the end result is insidious theological desolation that is no less than barbaric feudalism with terrorism as the tool to "exercise of divine law" to wield control . . . it is the cancer upon the expansion of the free mind . . .
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The recent news that the Egyptian court shut down the Muslim Brotherhood and seized its assets -- is huge. They were Obama's anti colonial model. They were his go to guys. His support for the MB must have helped to totally delegitimize them in Egypt. The MB was the last of the anti colonial organizations. If this holds, then the world of the middle east has changed pretty solidly.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/world/middleeast/egyptian-court-bans-muslim-brotherhood.html?_r=0


Obama's touch may be such poison that even the US supreme court will be emboldened to declare Obamacare unconstitutional.

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The news from Egypt concerning the shutdown of the Moslem Brotherhood (BM) is indeed good. Under the MB, Egypt walked up to the precipice, curled their toes over the edge and seriously considered leaping off. The Egyptian military stepped in at the last moment and saved the day.

Now the question: Can the Egyptian military do a full cleansing against Islamic fascism along the lines of what Atatürk originally did for the Turks? If the answer is "Yes" then there is hope for the Arab world.

I doubt that Obama played that great of a role. The crisis facing Egypt was existential and Obama's chattering was simply background noise. It is interesting that everything Obama touches turns into manure. It looks like a backlash against Obama and socialism in general is setting in. Let's hope that this backlash will derail Obamacare before it causes too much harm.
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Right now (11:00 pm EST), Ted Cruz is holding the floor of the Senate (C-span2).

He's actually fascinating. Check him out on the Toob or online, and put up a prayer for him and Sen. Mike Lee, also holding forth. At least there are two Men in the Senate.
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We've been begging for someone to break the mold --now we've got him. Our job now is to shield him from the coming 'ridicule' offensive.
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I don't think he cares about ridicule from his opponents and understands they wouldn't come after him if they didn't see a real threat. I left a message for Cornyn on his website yesterday--maybe it'll register, esp the part where I said I'd support his opponent in the next primary if he didn't come around.
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I think Ted might be able to stand up well to the ridicule, when the left, the press and every mealy mouthed David Brooks sycophant on the planet sets out to "Palinize" him, i.e., search and destroy.

Alan Dershowitz noted during his tenure at Harvard that Ted Cruz is "off-the-charts brilliant".
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Spineless GOP leadership have spent more time and energy criticiszing Cruz than they've ever spent criticizing the Dems.
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Yes leftists are insane, and I've noticed they are spinning these symptoms of islam ("al-Quaeda," "Al-Shabbab," The Taliban") as if they were inexplicible phenomena and "tragedies" somehow completely unrelated to islam itself.

And now this "narrative meme:"

"It's really only a terrorist popularity contest! Whee!"

Nothing to see here, Folks! Just move it along, now...!

It should never be allowed by backwards people to be considered “illegal” to accuse these criminals (moslems) of their crimes, allegedly because the painful truth might offend them or hurt their feelings, & so “make” them commit even more crimes!

No problem was ever solved by ignoring it, & nobody is doing even these moslems any favours, by indulging their historic lies that islam is a “religion” (at all, much less one “of peace”) or a “race” (much less one of poor oppressed People Of Colour”)!

ALL moslems are criminals: by their own rules, they must endorse in public every word in the Qur’an, which tells them that they are so “superior” to all non-moslems, that it’s not only their right, but also their holy duty to their god, to extort, enslave, and murder all the non-moslems in the world, simply for the “crime” of not being moslems. So the Qur'an is a clearly-written, us-versus-them hate-crime book, endorsing a permanent might-makes-right death-threat.

ALL muslims are criminals, as being members of the ancient, ongoing global extortion racket called islam. In sharia law texts, muslims are SUPPOSED to be regarded as threats (as "objects of fear") by all the unbelievers, whether or not the individual muslim has itself actually committed any crimes. That's why we have laws against simply being a MEMBER of a crime-gang or 'criminal enterprise' because the threat is inherent.

All muslims are criminals, members of an extortion gang. We have laws against membership in a crime gang, even if one doesn’t specifically engage in any crimes beyond one’s own membership therein endorsing the general threat. Threats are crimes in themselves: they are psychological attacks, also known as intimidation, bullying, coercion, duress, harrassment, activist agitation, extortion, and “terrorism.” And even any “only” attempted crimes are still considered by civilized people to be crimes.

Here’s islam’s “holy Message from god” as exemplified by the collective words and deeds of it’s Founder:

“I will save humanity by lying to, extorting, torturing, robbing, burning out of their homes, kidnapping and ransoming, enslaving, raping and murdering everyone who even only verbally disagrees with me – and you can, too!”

-Muhammad-

Muhammad was really only a con-man and bandit-king, an arch-criminal who always blamed “god” for his own penchant for committing crimes. If Moe got away with committing a crime (and he tried them all, enthusiastically, more than once, but instead of ever showing contrition, bragged about how much fun it was to commit them, and advised everyone else to join in the fun, too), then it was held to be “obvious” that “god” wanted him to get away with having committed those crimes!

So, islam is not a “religion” (at all, much less one “of peace”) nor is it a “race” (at all, much less one of “Poor, Oppressed, People Of Colour”)!

Obviously, islam is ONLY an ancient, ongoing extortion-racket CRIME-syndicate, and the only “religious” part in it, is where they say:

“God told us to commit these crimes!”

(Capisce?)!

;-)

We should simply BAN ISLAM – because everything moslems pretend to consider “holy” is already a crime!

;-(

ALL politicians owe the world an explanation for why they continually insist that:

"Islam must be a valid religion because it's god prescribes wanton random murder as the only sure way into it's heaven! Whee!"


;-(
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As long as one grandma derives solace from Islam, Islam is a religion of peace. It is going through a terrible time, a kind of internal war, Saudi money, fear of modernity and change, and, horribly, dragging some of us into it; but it is useless to say that all Muslims are bad. I work with a bunch of Somali guys; they are friendly, family men, good neighbors; they are obviously religious but do not push it. When schedules conflict with mosque days, they don't throw fits, they suck it up like anyone else and do the schedule. As Orwell recommends, take the particular over the abstract....
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Yes, wonderful people in the particular. Until the particular requires that they choose between your welfare (perhaps your survival) and their beliefs. Then you will begin to understand. The abstract then becomes too real.
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but it is useless to say that all Muslims are bad

Sure. But so what? Good Muslims have been rendered, or have rendered themselves, irrelevant in the context of what is being done in the name of Islam. As the old saying goes, evil flourishes becasue "good" Muslims do nothing.
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you.are.being.had or are so foolish and uninformed as to be a danger to yourself and others.
Please, please, please, look up the words Hudna, Taquiya and Dhimmi. You are in line for all three.

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This column makes the same fatal mistake that enables these attacks in the first place: It fails to consider/realize/admit/accept the fact that jihadists did this because their "religion" tells them to. They aren't on the "fringes" of anything. They aren't a bunch of crazies coming out of left field with this stuff. They are rational, calculating, disciplined individuals engaged in a war against the West. They are doing their duty. The only question is, are there enough of us who are willing to stand up and resist?
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“the resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done [to] them but from the sense of their [own] inadequacy and impotence." In short, the weak 'hate not wickedness' but hate themselves for being weak. Consequently, self-loathing produces explosive effects that cannot be mitigated through social engineering schemes, such as programs of wealth redistribution. In fact, American 'generosity' is counterproductive, perceived in Asia simply as an example of Western “oppression."
- from WIKI entry Eric Hoffer on the advent of social chaos and the rise of destructive mass movements in Asia

Same could be said of Detroit and Chicago or any other American place where community organizers prosper.
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That also sounds like an explanation for Obama's hatred of the West.
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OT - CHU LIED, DOLPHINS DIED! UPDATE

From Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/walterpavlo/2013/09/24/prosecutors-gone-wild-in-case-of-fmr-bp-engineer-kurt-mix/#I-http%253A%252F%252Fwww.forbes.com%252Fsites%252Fwalterpavlo%252F2013%252F09%252F24%252Fprosecutors-gone-wild-in-case-of-fmr-bp-engineer-kurt-mix%252F%2F1940248464%2F1

Prosecutors Gone Wild.

"Maybe its just me, but based on this “evidence”, how could someone in a case like Mix’s even get indicted? Recently, we found out and it provides a view as to how the grand jury was presented information in the case.

In a grand jury proceeding, prosecutors present their case, bring in a few witnesses and the grand jury chooses to indict or not. The grand jury is part of our Fifth Amendment right [“no person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury . . . .”]. Okay, that sounds fair, but here is how Mix was indicted; testimony from two FBI agents that:

1) Mix had received several “legal hold notices” instructing him not to delete texts or voicemails, and;
2)After receiving those notices, Mix had deleted text messages and voicemails.

First, the grand jury was never told that the “legal hold notices” that Mix received were BP, not government (federal law), notices regarding document retention. That notice gave Mix discretion as to whether or not to preserve materials that he would “reasonably believe” were relevant to the spill. One
would hope that people cannot be indicted, jailed, for violating company policies.

Second, the government never bothered to tell the grand jury the contents of the text/voice messages. The grand jury transcript that disclosed all of this was only made available in the past few weeks as a result of a motion Mix’s defense team had to file to get it from prosecutors.

It is not like the grand jury just indicts without asking questions, because they are allowed to do so. In fact in Mix’s case they did ask to see a copy of the “legal hold notices” and a copy of the text message contents. The prosecutor responded to this request by boldly stating:

“I put in the evidence. If there are further questions that the grand jurors have or want additional evidence, we can do that. As of right now, the presentation is over. . . . [I]f you talk amongst yourselves and you believe that it’s necessary to get additional evidence, including seeing the actual hold notices, then we will be happy to provide those.”

The grand jury must have felt that was a good enough answer and they did not ask again to receive the copies of the information … then they indicted Mix. Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Sol Wachtler once told a reporter that a good prosecutor could indict a ham sandwich. Now you know why.

Perhaps realizing that Mix had some good points that could lead the judge to dismiss this case prior to trial, prosecutors decided to link Mix to more misdeeds. On September 9, prosecutors, newly assigned to the case, stated that they intend to show that Mix misled the Obama administration’s Secretary of Energy by providing inaccurate information on the amount of oil coming from the Macondo well. The “offense” happened on May 23, 2010 when a PowerPoint presentation was put together by BP to brief government officials and concerned executives during an overview of the spill situation. It was, “a slide deck that was not created by Kurt Mix; was presented at a meeting at which Kurt Mix was not present, to which he was not invited, and of which he was not aware; and was, in any event, not misleading in any respect,” according to documents filed last week by Mix’s attorneys. In fact, on the one slide that cites, in small print at the bottom, work calculations attributed to Mix, his first name is misspelled, “Kirt”. "

After Chu ordered BP to have Kurt Mix stop the top kill operation against BP's plan to continue, the government introduced the notorious offshore drilling moratorium written during the wee hours of May 27, 2010.

Chu commanded BP to "Stop!"

www.nytimes.com/2010/07/17/us/politics/17chu.html

The oil kept flowing.

CHU LIED, DOLPHINS DIED!
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