Why Islam Must Be Expelled From The West

December 31, 2010

by Fjordman

Fjordman speaks the unspeakable

(Editor’s Note: I threw this Molotov cocktail into the room to gauge the reaction from readers. I haven’t determined yet if I agree or disagree with Fjordman. But does Islam pose a serious threat to any state that secedes and becomes a sovereign nation? Let us know your comments.)

On the 11th of December 2010, the first-ever suicide bombing in Scandinavia occurred when Taimour Abdulwahab, an Iraqi-born Muslim and Swedish citizen with a wife and children in Luton, Britain, was carrying explosives and mistakenly set off an explosion near a busy Christmas shopping street in Stockholm just before he could murder dozens of people.

Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who is a passionate promoter of having Turkey as a full member of the European Union and Islam as an established part of European culture, stated that “We were extremely lucky… I mean minutes and just a couple of hundred metres from where it would have been very catastrophic.” Sweden’s intelligence agency and a news agency received an email with audio files in which a man called on “all hidden mujahedeen [Islamic holy warriors] in Europe, and especially in Sweden, it is now the time to fight back.” He criticized Sweden for its military presence in Afghanistan and its acceptance of the artist Lars Vilks, who had made some cartoons mocking Muhammad. The message warned that “now your children, daughters and sisters die like our brothers’ and sisters’ children die.”

We’ve been told for years that suicide bombers who blow themselves up in civilian areas in Israel are “freedom fighters struggling against Israeli occupation.” Does that mean that this Muslim blew himself up to protest against the Swedish occupation of Stockholm?

Sweden has no colonial history, at least not outside of northern Europe. It is a self-appointed champion of Third World countries and has virtually surrendered its third-largest city to immigrant mobs and substantial chunks of other cities, too. Swedish authorities are using the most extreme methods imaginable to suppress any dissent among the native people, who are being ethnically cleansed from their own land. The authorities always side with immigrants against the natives in the case of conflict. Muslims in Sweden can harass the natives as much as they want to and have access to all kinds of welfare goodies and a much higher standard of living than they would have in their own countries. In short, they have no imaginable, rational reason to complain, yet they still blow themselves up.

In Sweden, all the traditional excuses employed by Multiculturalists and Leftists throughout the Western world, fail. This leaves just one possible explanation, the only one never mentioned in Western mainstream media: That Muslims and their culture are fundamentally incompatible with our values and societies.

Hassan Moussa, who has worked as an imam at the largest mosque in the city of Stockholm, has earlier been accused of spreading double messages. What he said in his harsh speeches in Arabic didn’t match the text as translated in Swedish. A journalist warned that “Sweden’s mosques are slowly but surely being taken over” by the Muslim Brotherhood. Following the 2010 suicide bombing, Moussa’s recommendations for how to prevent similar events in the future involved giving more power to imams and having a “zero tolerance for Islamophobia.”

Prohibiting all forms of criticism or mockery of Islam and its Prophet is an essential part of sharia, Islamic religious law. According to Islamic historical sources, individuals such as the poetess Asma bint Marwan were killed by the followers of Muhammad for having done nothing other than mocking Islam. This then became a part of the Sunna, the personal example of Muhammad and his companions, which is the most authoritative source of Islamic law next to the Koran itself. It was for the same reason that Theo van Gogh was murdered in Amsterdam in 2004. Yes, mainstream, traditional Islam today stipulates that those who mock Islam deserve to be murdered. No other major religion on this planet dictates anything similar.

It sounds nearly unbelievable to the average person that one of the largest religions on Earth, which is “respected” by the United Nations and political leaders worldwide, can be that bad, but this is unfortunately true. Not only is this the case, but the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the largest voting bloc at the UN, is teaming up with other dictatorships and African nations as we speak to ban “Islamophobia” across the world, also in the West.

Islam is more totalitarian than the most totalitarian ideologies that have ever existed in the Western world. Even Der Führer or Comrade Stalin never expected or demanded that every single man should copy all of their personal habits and their silly little mustaches, for which we should be eternally grateful. Islam, on the other hand, stipulates that all men everywhere and for all times should copy Muhammad’s personal habits and example in minute detail.

Islam is a creed which says that men should urinate like Muhammad and that Muslims should wage a war against all other men on the planet until they, too, urinate like their Prophet. This is a provocative way of putting things, yes, but theologically speaking it is not incorrect. While Muhammad was not divine he was, as some Muslims say, the “living Koran.” John L. Esposito in Islam: The Straight Path, one of the most pro-Islamic books in existence, states:

“Muslims look to Muhammad’s example for guidance in all aspects of life: how to treat friends as well as enemies, what to eat and drink, how to make love and war. Nowhere is this seen more clearly than in the growth of Prophetic traditions….His impact on Muslim life cannot be overestimated, since he served as both religious and political head of Medina: prophet of God, ruler, military commander, chief judge, lawgiver. As a result, the practice of the Prophet, his Sunna or example, became the norm for community life. Muslims observed and remembered stories about what the Prophet said and did. These reports or traditions (hadith) were preserved and passed on in oral and written form. The corpus of hadith literature reveals the comprehensive scope of Muhammad’s example; he is the ideal religiopolitical leader as well as the exemplary husband and father. Thus when many Muslims pray five times each day or make the pilgrimage to Mecca, they seek to pray as the Prophet prayed, without adding or subtracting from the way Muhammad is reported to have worshipped. Traditions of the Prophet provide guidance for personal hygiene, dress, eating, marriage, treatment of wives, diplomacy, and warfare.”

According to sharia, non-Muslim dhimmis can on certain conditions be allowed to retain their lives under Islamic rule, provided that they remain totally submissive to Muslims at all times. Any perceived “insult,” however slight, could immediately trigger violent reactions. In practice, a mere rumor that anybody has done something which displeases Muslims can cause retaliations and murders. This is how Christians in Pakistan or elsewhere live on a daily basis, constantly fearful of Jihadist attacks, and this is how many Muslims want us to live as well. Meanwhile, our authorities, intellectuals and mass media continue to import people who are plotting to murder us while we have our genetalia screened and checked at our airports.

If a single non-Muslim says anything critical about Islam, his entire community can in principle be punished for this. Basically, this means that if one cartoonist in Germany, the USA or Denmark makes a cartoon mocking Muhammad, this could potentially trigger Jihadist terrorist attacks against his entire country for “waging a war against Islam,” because his “tribe” is held collectively responsible for his actions. This was exactly the Islamic logic behind Taimour Abdulwahab’s terror attack in Stockholm. There is no such thing as an individual in this culture; the tribe is everything. Muslims, being good hypocrites, are always the first following an Islamic terrorist attack to state that all Muslims should not be punished for the actions of a few, yet this is precisely what their own laws prescribe for non-Muslims.

Before the general elections in 2006 the Swedish Muslim League, the largest Islamic organization in the country, published a long list where they not merely requested, but essentially demanded, separate family laws for Muslims; that public schools should employ imams to teach homogeneous classes of Muslims children in the language of their original homeland. (The Swedish city of Malmö already has pre-school classes where all teaching is conducted in Arabic. This is “good for integration.”); a “mosque in every municipality,” built through interest-free loans made available by local municipalities to demonstrate “Islam’s right to exist in Sweden” and to “heighten the status of and respect for” Muslims; separation between boys and girls in gymnastics and swimming education; and laws instating Islamic holidays as public holidays for Muslims. Swedes should also ensure that all Muslims get two hours off from work during the congregational Friday prayer every week and an Islamic burial ground available in every municipality in which there are Muslims. Last, but not least, they demanded that the authorities and the already heavily censored, pro-Multicultural mass media should take even stronger steps to combat “Islamophobia” in the general public.

These demands were rejected back then, but they will be repeated, not just in Sweden but throughout the Western world. As long as we have sizeable Muslim communities here this is inevitable. Muslims are not here to live in peace as equals; they are here to colonize, subjugate, harass and dominate us. Their holy book, the Koran, demands nothing less.

But if all of this is true, how can we coexist peacefully with Muslims in our countries? The short answer is that we cannot. No matter how much you appease them, it will never be enough. As a matter of fact, since they come from a culture which respects only brute force they will despise you as weak and become more aggressive if you try to reason with them.

Their religion also states that Muslims are the “best of peoples” – the true master race – and that they are destined by Allah to rule all mankind. They are filled with illusions of grandeur and superiority, yet the harsh reality is that their societies are lagging behind those of others. This constitutes an inversion of the natural order which can only have been caused by demonic actions and must be reversed at all costs. As long as they remain in our countries, they will work to subvert and destroy us. It is quite literally a religious duty for them to do so.

So why don’t you hear this from most Western political leaders or mass media? Because they are lying to you, plain and simple. The truth is that there is no such thing as a moderate Islam; that nobody has yet managed to come up with a credible theoretical way to reform Islam; and that there are no practical indications of any softening or modernization of Islam actually taking place. Since the adherents of this creed in its present form are waging a war of annihilation against us and the civilization we have created, this leaves only one possible conclusion if we wish to retain our culture and freedom: Physical separation. Islam and those who practice it must be totally and permanently removed from all Western nations.

Potential objections can be raised to this solution. One is that it might provoke Muslims and trigger a world war. To this I will say that our mere existence as free and self-ruled peoples constitutes a provocation to them. Besides, we are already in a world war. Technically speaking, it started 1400 years ago, the mother of all wars. Against European civilization it has witnessed two main phases, the first one with the Arabs in early medieval times, and the second one with the Turks in early modern times. This is the third Islamic Jihad, and it has penetrated deeper into Europe than ever before because we don’t fight back. If the other guy walks up to you and starts punching you in the face then you are already in a fight, whether you want this or not. If you do not defend yourself properly then you have already lost.

Another objection is that expelling Muslims from the West would not end the war. They would merely continue from their original home countries, aided by missiles and modern technology. This could well be true. The separationist strategy does not imply that removing Islam from the West alone is all that will ever be required, only that this is the bare minimum that is acceptable. If Muslims remain aggressive, we retain the option of further actions, including directly targeting their holy cities of Mecca and Medina using conventional or non-conventional weapons. Having large numbers of Muslims in our societies is anyway very costly, and the aggressive fifth column in our midst will severely limit our freedom of action.

Finally, one could claim that the overall problem with the modern West is the general mass immigration and Multiculturalism promoted by our treasonous elites and that Islam merely constitutes a secondary infection. This is also partly true. No, just because Muslim immigration is especially bad does not mean that all other forms of immigration are unproblematic. Nevertheless, Muslims top the list over hostile aliens who do not belong in European or European-derived nations. The Islamic threat is real and needs to be dealt with.

The Serbian-American writer Serge Trifkovic, author of the book Defeating Jihad, has stated that the ongoing failure by their entrusted leaders to demographically protect European and European-derived nations constitutes the greatest betrayal in history. I am tempted to agree with him. In the end, the traitors and fifth columnists we have in our media and academia must be removed from power and replaced with people who are loyal to us and our nations.

Courtesy www.Europenews.dk


Montana Update

December 15, 2010

By Chuck Baldwin

After several weeks of moving and settling in, many readers have been
writing me asking for an update on our move to the Flathead Valley of
Montana. First, let me say, we love it here! The scenery is
spectacular, especially now that winter has arrived. What the snow
does to the landscape in this mountainous region is breathtaking!
Driving through the mountains is like driving through Narnia. I have
never seen such beauty.

As for the climate, it is not near as cold as people made it out to
be. Coming from a warm weather State like Florida, one must learn how to dress in a cold weather State like Montana, of course. We have
quickly learned to layer our clothing–and wear the right type of
clothing. That is for sure. But in all honesty, I’ve felt colder in
the Southeast than I often do here. Obviously, the cold weather lasts
longer here, but the dry climate moderates the cold temperatures to a
great degree. What I’m saying is, the cold weather of Western
Montana is no big deal!

But the greater treasure of the Treasure State is its people. We love
the people here in the Flathead Valley! As I have said before, it is
my studied opinion that there are perhaps more freedom-loving people
(taken on the whole) in this area than in any area of the country. Our
living among the people of the Flathead only confirms my estimation.
And even better is the fact that more and more patriots are moving to
this area all the time.

When we first arrived back at the end of October, I discovered a man
from Central Florida who, after reading my initial column on our move
to Montana, packed up and moved here even before we did. In fact, he
was already here waiting on us when we arrived. I had never laid eyes
on this man before meeting him here in Kalispell. I’ve met scores of
people who have recently moved here from all over America. And if my
email correspondence is any indicator of future events, many more are
on the way. In fact, we’ve had visitors coming up to “spy out the
land” every week since we’ve been here. And several families have
already relocated to the Valley.

I really believe God is doing something in the Flathead Valley of
Montana!

I have said it time and again, if there is any hope for freedom in
this country, it is going to be for individual, freedom-loving states
to take a strong and determined stand against the ever-growing
encroachments of the national leviathan that is Washington, D.C. What
Governor Jan Brewer did in Arizona is just the beginning. States will
either defend the principles of federalism and independence or freedom will soon be forever lost to our posterity. And as I’ve also said
before, it is my opinion that Montana might just be the tip of the
spear in America’s future freedom fight.

Just look at what the feds are doing at our nation’s airports. The
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is turning air travel into a
journey into Nazi Germany. And now they are thinking about expanding this insanity to the country’s bus and train stations? Then just this week, we were told that DHS is inundating hundreds of Wal-mart stores with Nazi-style turn-your-fellow-citizens-over-to-the-authorities television messages to be broadcast at checkout lanes. Even a blind man should be able to see the handwriting on the wall!

Let me ask you a question, do you believe your State will be willing
to stand up for the principles of freedom and independence when the
“stuff” hits the fan? Or will it sheepishly and complacently
accept this growing Orwellian society that Washington, D.C., is
serving up? I’ll tell you this for sure: if you believe you will
ever need to move in order to maintain liberty for your children and
grandchildren, YOU BETTER MOVE NOW, because it won’t be long and you won’t be able to move. “They” won’t let you! Let me ask it
another way: when the stuff hits the fan, do you want to be where you are, or someplace else?

These are serious and even desperate days requiring serious and
desperate action! The everything-will-be-as-its-always-been mantra is
ringing more and more hollow every day. In their hearts, people all
over America know something very serious is on the horizon. Jobs,
homes, security, comfort, etc., will mean absolutely nothing when the
curtain falls.

I’m not saying this will be easy. Since we have moved, people have
attacked us (my family and me) in the most vicious ways possible.
Connie and I never dreamed that people we thought were our friends
would be saying the things they are saying about us. We are beginning to understand what the Scripture meant when it said that Satan is the
great “accuser.” But we should not be surprised. After all,
America’s founders went through all this and a whole lot more. So
don’t be surprised when your “friends” (and even family members)
do the same thing to you.

Remember, Patrick Henry and the boys were called everything from
traitor to thief to murderer. This is why Benjamin Franklin said,
“We must all hang together, or most assuredly we will all hang
separately.” So tell me, will the people where you live “hang
together”? Are there freedom loving people ANYWHERE that will hang
together? We believe that there might be more such people in the
Flathead Valley of Montana than perhaps anywhere else. That’s one
reason we are here.

As soon as we can locate a suitable facility, we will publicly launch
our new ministry: LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP. We have not yet found the right building, but we hope to do so soon. I’ve had scores of local
Montanans tell me they will be joining us at LIBERTY FELLOWSHIP as
soon as we announce the meeting location. And, of course, we hope to
also resume livestreaming my Sunday messages as quickly as possible.

Note: contributions are NOT tax-deductible. Liberty Fellowship will not be part of the government-sponsored “non-profit” corporation
status. People who support us will do so because they believe in our
message and are committed to Christ and freedom, not because they are looking to receive something back from Uncle Sam.

So, in a nutshell, we are in Montana and glad to be here. And we are
praying that many more patriots (especially Christian patriots) will
join us. We covet your prayers. As exhilarating as the prospect for
the future appears to be, the present attacks against us are often
overwhelming.

I recall preaching a message at Crossroad Baptist Church in
Pensacola, Florida, shortly before we left entitled “If I Perish, I
Perish,” based on the story of Queen Esther. Sometimes it looks as
if I will perish. But if God has a work for us to do here in Montana,
He will vindicate and deliver us from these attacks, and prove Himself
to be our defense and shield. And if not, may His will be done. This
isn’t about Chuck Baldwin. It never was. It’s about the Lord and
His principles, and bequeathing liberty to our children and
grandchildren. And it’s about helping the freedom-minded patriots of
Montana reclaim the constitutional jurisdiction and sovereignty of
their State. So, here we are: at the top of the Rocky Mountains and at
the tip of freedom’s spear.

P.S. We are still shipping FREEDOM DOCUMENTS. These are 50 of the
great historical documents of America–in one volume, under one title.
These are available nowhere else that we know of. Our supply will only
last a few more days. Many are ordering multiple copies as patriotic
Christmas gifts. If you want a copy, you must order now! For more
information, or to order, go to:

Freedom Documents

NOTE TO THE READER:

Chuck Baldwin is a syndicated columnist, radio broadcaster, author, and
pastor dedicated to preserving the historic principles upon which America was founded. He was the 2008 Presidential candidate for the Constitution Party. He and his wife, Connie, have been married for 37 years and have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.

Please visit Chuck’s web site at ChuckBaldwinLive.com


Ebenezer Scrooge and Economic Freedom

December 5, 2010

The Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is one of the classics of literature. This short story has been made into plays and motion pictures. God only knows how many people have either read Dickens’ own work or have seen the work performed onstage or on the screen.

But someone needs to speak in defense of Ebenezer Scrooge. I guess that would be me. There are some very serious philosophical issues inculcated into willing minds whenever this story is told. Most of them are wrong and send the entirely wrong message about free enterprise and capitalism.

The general philosophy of the story is that Scrooge was a moneygrubber, and somehow had become wealthy through less-than-honorable means. The “Narrator” in the story calls him a “tight-fisted, squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner!” Not that you’d be prejudiced by that litany of malevolence……

Ebenezer Scrooge was the surviving partner in a private accounting firm called Scrooge & Marley. Marley had died on Christmas Eve seven years before, but Scrooge had retained the company name nonetheless. The story says Scrooge was “Marley’s sole executor at his death seven years ago, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.”

The story says Scrooge & Marley was “a counting house.” In that day, it meant “a-counting,” a firm that handled the financial books of others for a fee. So apparently Scrooge’s firm provided a valuable service in the free market…a service that other individuals and businesses were willing to pay for. He didn’t derive his income from taxing others at the point of a gun. He committed no fraud or force to gain customers.

Mr. Scrooge, whose name now practically defines a penny-pinching cheapskate, also carefully controlled the costs of doing business. He kept the temperature in the office very low in winter. He kept a small coal fire in his own office, but discouraged employees from dipping into the coal chute. Yet curiously, the story actually states that he “iced the office in the dogdays.” Can it be that Scrooge liked to be cool year ‘round? The office belonged to him. He had every right to control the temperature in his own office.

The story only identifies one employee, a man named Bob Cratchit. Bob is described as a man with a family, sitting at his desk six days a week, doing his work for fifteen shillings per week. There is no intimation in the story that Cratchit was working as a slave or indentured servant. Yet Ebenezer Scrooge is blamed for this man’s financial situation. No one forced Bob Cratchit to work at Scrooge & Marley, and every day that he worked there, he did so voluntarily. He was entirely free to take his accounting skills into the open marketplace and determine if his abilities were worth more money to another employer. He was even free to place his own talent and capital at risk like Scrooge had done and become self-employed.

The writer conveniently omitted that labor is only one component of a finished product or service, and was never intended to be what is now commonly known as “a living wage.” If a person can adjust their expenses to equal or below the amount of money they are paid to exchange their time for money, then the labor cost can be that “living wage.” Otherwise, one must either work more hours or earn more per hour to attain a higher standard of living. But you’ll never hear that message in “A Christmas Carol.”

Next we are introduced to Scrooge’s philosophy on celebrating Christmas. His nephew greets him warmly with a “Merry Christmas!” Scrooge responds:

What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money; a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer; a time for balancing your books and having every item in them through a round dozen of months presented dead against you? If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with “Merry Christmas” on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart.

Is he wrong, or is he a prophet? Today, a large percentage of Americans pay for Christmas with their credit cards, borrowing money from the future to pay for today’s luxuries. They work for wages, but American savings rates are near zero, so they are no richer than last year. They trade their irreplaceable time for wages as the years tick off. Where is Scrooge wrong in his assessment of Christmas celebrants?

Next we see an exchange between Scrooge and two do-gooders who come to the office looking for charitable donations. The conversation is as follows:

SCROOGE
Mr. Marley has been dead these seven years; He died seven years ago, this very night.

GENTLEMAN #2
We have no doubt his liberality is well represented by his surviving partner.

(At the ominous word `liberality,’ Scrooge frowns, and shakes his head.)

GENTLEMAN #1
At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge, it is more than usually desirable that we should make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts, sir.

SCROOGE
Are there no prisons?

GENTLEMAN #1
Plenty of prisons,’ said the gentleman, laying down the pen again.

SCROOGE
And the Union workhouses? Are they still in operation?

GENTLEMAN #2
They are. Still, I wish I could say they were not.

SCROOGE
The Treadmill and the Poor Law are in full vigour, then?

GENTLEMAN #1 & #2
Both very busy, sir.

SCROOGE
Oh! I was afraid, from what you said at first, that something had occurred to stop them in their useful course. I’m very glad to hear it.

GENTLEMAN #2
Under the impression that they scarcely furnish Christian cheer of mind or body to the multitude, a few of us are endeavouring to raise a fund to buy the Poor some meat and drink and means of warmth. We choose this time, because it is a time, of all others, when Want is keenly felt, and Abundance rejoices. What shall I put you down for?’

SCROOGE
Nothing!

GENTLEMAN #1
You wish to be anonymous?

SCROOGE
I wish to be left alone. Since you ask me what I wish, Gentlemen, that is my answer. I don’t make merry myself at Christmas and I can’t afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned — they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there.

GENTLEMAN #2
Many can’t go there; and many would rather die.

SCROOGE
If they would rather die, they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population. Besides — excuse me — I don’t know that.

GENTLEMAN #1
But you might know it,’ observed the gentleman.

SCROOGE
It’s not my business. It’s enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people’s. Mine occupies me constantly. Good afternoon, gentlemen!

(Seeing clearly that it would be useless to pursue their point, the gentlemen withdrew.)

Let’s pause to learn from this attempt at a shakedown.

The very existence of Christmas…both in the Dickensian era and today…promotes a desire for the giving and receiving of gifts. And that has nothing to do with Jesus. Merchandising is King of Kings in December. With that desire comes the feeling of “Want” described by Gentleman #2., particularly among those who have not. Everyone knows and feels the ubiquitous pressure on everyone to give gifts, even if you cannot afford to do so. Those who do not wish to participate in the expression of so-called “Christian cheer” may not be moved to part with their Abundance to provide the Poor with food, drink and warmth in this particular method of coercion.

As Scrooge reveals, he already supports the institutions that care for the needy. He either gives his own money voluntarily to the debtor’s prisons, the Union workhouses, the Treadmill…or money is exacted from him by taxation for the operations of these institutions. But Gentleman #2 argues that “many can’t go there…some would rather die (than go there). That is a choice made by an individual based upon haughty pride, not true need. Scrooge states that he does not accept the premise offered by #2 that anyone would rather die than go to the poor house, and that he is busy enough minding his own business. And thus ends this part of the story.

When he is with the Ghost of Christmas Past, he sees himself in a conversation with his lost love. Belle, his lady love, leaves him because of his dedication to Gain. His retort:

”This is the even-handed dealing of the world. There is nothing on which it is so hard as poverty; and there is nothing it professes to condemn with such severity as the pursuit of wealth.”

Is it any different today? Look at the headlines coming out of Washington today. The DC criminals wish to punish the wealthy for accumulating wealth, while it works to lighten the tax burden on the poor and middle class. Belle must have been a closet Socialist, since she had no respect for Scrooge’s work ethic. And, in her defense, we might say that Scrooge spent too much time at the office. But wealthy people don’t get wealthy acting like wage-earners. They put their time and capital at risk, and reap financial rewards. Belle would not have had a philosophical problem spending Ebenezer’s money if she had married him.

When Scrooge is with the Ghost of Christmas Present, the Ghost states plainly that if Cratchit’s situation does not improve, Tiny Tim will die. But ol’ Spooky lays the blame at the feet of Scrooge, not the boy’s own father! As we mentioned before, Bob Cratchit had other options to working for Scrooge. Mrs. Cratchit gets mad when Bob raises a glass in toast to Scrooge…like it’s his fault they are poor. Then Bob tells about his son Peter, who is trying to get a job that pays five shillings and sixpence a week, and about daughter Martha, who is an apprentice to a hatmaker. These two children are apparently contributing their incomes to the family, as they should. But Scrooge is not to blame for their predicaments…they alone are responsible for their lives.

In another scene, Scrooge’s nephew Fred, says: “His wealth is of no use to him. He don’t do any good with it. He don’t make himself comfortable with it. He hasn’t the satisfaction of thinking — ha, ha, ha. — that he is ever going to benefit us with it.” Ever hear a more exacting expression of a mentality of entitlement? According to the author, Scrooge has some duty to spread the wealth that HE earned.

When the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come appears, Scrooge sees himself dead lying under a sheet while the Laundress, the Cleaning Lady (Charwoman) and “Old Joe” ransack Scrooge’s house and steal what belongings they can carry off. Dickens makes no assertion that this is theft.

So, after Scrooge is tortured by Marley and the three Ghosts, he finally gives up to the overwhelming societal pressure inflicted upon him. He says…“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach.”

Poor Ebenezer Scrooge! Earned his wealth honorably, spent his wealth carefully, saved his wealth frugally. Yet that wasn’t enough for Charles Dickens. Scrooge had to be strong-armed into the Christmas spirit. Scrooge had to be forced into the mold that Western Civilization tries to push all of us through. And with the annual telling of ”A Christmas Carol,” every new generation is assaulted with the same litany of lies about Christmas and Free Enterprise.

So it is with a doffed hat to Ebenezer Scrooge that I say to you all…

Christmas? Bah Humbug!!

© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


The Ground Zero Mosque Flap: Masterful Prestidigitation

August 21, 2010

So some Muslims want to open a Muslim community center near the World Trade Center site…now reverently called “Ground Zero.” Both left and right are using this topic to inflame emotions of the American sheeple. It’s working beautifully. Both sides are shouting “FIRE” in a crowded theater, so to speak. And when sheeple’s emotions are inflamed, it cancels out objective thought, and turns eyes away from tyranny to the most recent magic trick performed by DC and their media.

“Ground Zero.” Where have I heard that term used before? Oh, now I remember. Wikipedia says “The Oxford English Dictionary, citing the use of the term in a 1946 New York Times report on the destroyed city of Hiroshima, defines “ground zero” as “that part of the ground situated immediately under an exploding bomb, especially an atomic one.”

In Hiroshima…then in Nagasaki. When Harry Truman authorized the vaporization of hundreds of thousands of Japanese CIVILIANS at a time when the Japanese diplomats were BEGGING Washington for terms of surrender other than unconditional surrender.

Did the “Ground Zero” chickens come home to roost?

Don’t you have to wonder WHY Muslims want to place a Muslim Community Center in a commercial area where nobody lives? How many other Muslim Community Centers in the New York area are comparatively placed outside neighborhoods? But how many blocks away is a Muslim presence acceptable? If four blocks away is still on “hallowed ground,” just where does the hallowed part end?

Certainly, if property rights mean anything (and they mean less in New York than anywhere I can think…think “rent control”) one should be able to use one’s property any way one chooses. But the Muslims know how this is being “spun” here in America. So why push forward with an “in your face” challenge that will engender such animosity? Even if the animosity is not founded in reality? Is that the message of the Quran? I’m told Islam is all about peace.

Ever read the Quaran? It’s on my reading table right now. I find it hard to read and unfamiliar in style. And, some of those verses we hear about concerning the treatment of women and dealing with infidels are in there. But the Bible has some pretty gruesome stories in it, like all the times the children of Israel wiped out other tribes…men, women, children and their animals…all because God didn’t like them. So, Christians ought to be a little more tolerant of Muslims and the book upon which they founded their religion, since allegedly Christians, Jews and Muslims ALL serve the same God…and the Christians and Jews both revere the Old Testament, which contains all that premeditated murder and gore.

The Catholic Church…”Ground Zero” of all Christian faiths…doesn’t have a really great track record for religious tolerance over its history. Remember the Crusades…against Muslims? Remember the Inquisition…against heretics?

“Xenophobia” is the uncontrollable or unreasonable fear of foreigners. This is a curious fear, especially when practiced by the citizens of a country founded by and built by foreigners. We Americans have become xenophobia specialists.

Look what we did over time to the Native Americans that were here when we arrived in North America. Hell, we started that a century or more before the US became a nation. Remember the French and Indian War of 1754? Remember the 1838 Trail of Tears? Washington still has a Bureau of Indian Affairs that manages Native Americans like a day care center gone horribly wrong.

Look what we did to African blacks that we imported as slaves over a span of over 150 YEARS. And don’t tell me it was a Southern thing. Many of the ship owners ferrying blacks between Africa and America were from Northern colonies.

Look what Washington did to the island kingdom of Hawai’i in 1893. Washington rolled in military troops and overthrew the royal family of Hawai’i and stole the whole chain of islands. President Bill Clinton issued a formal apology in 1993, but Washington didn’t give back the islands.

Look what we did to the Japanese Americans here in 1941. Washington rounded them up and placed them in concentration camps for the duration of WWII. Their property was seized and not returned to them. This little atrocity happened a mere 69 years ago.

The building at 45 Park Place, New York, is a thirteen story building. It is not ON or NEAR the WTC site. It’s nearly four blocks away. But there is a church DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET from the WTC property…St. Paul’s Chapel…and The Catholic Church of St. Peter (at Church and Barclay Streets) is closer to the WTC than the Muslim property. Apparently, it’s OK with Americans that Christian churches are near Ground Zero, but not any other flavors.

It is not a mosque. It will reportedly have a culinary school and a basketball court, along with a prayer hall. Find me another Muslim mosque with backboards, hoops, ovens and stand mixers.

9-11 Facts

What was the reason we invaded Iraq and presided over the execution of our former puppet dictator, Saddam Hussein? To avenge the 9-11 attack…even when that excuse was an overt lie by the Bush Administration? Over 4,000 of our young people got killed in Iraq, and tens of thousands were wounded…allegedly avenging the deaths of 3,000 at the World Trade Center. And CONSERVATIVE estimates from around the world say that over 1 million Iraqis died as a result of our acts of vengeance. And America is STILL paying $3 a gallon for gasoline. Someone tell me the logic of that Washington decision.

DC is so incompetent, it can’t even invade a country and steal their oil correctly. But it’s the best in the world at filling body bags.

Osama bin Laden issued two fatwas (an interpretation of the Quran) — in 1996 and then again in 1998—that Muslims should kill civilians and military personnel from the United States and allied countries until they withdraw support for Israel and withdraw military forces from Islamic countries.

Now it’s nine years later. We still have military boots on the ground in Saudi Arabia, but now also in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. I don’t think Washington has grasped cause and effect yet.

There may have been radical Islamists on the airliners that struck the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. There may have been radical Islamists on board the other two planes that crashed…one in Pennsylvania and one into the Pentagon.

But hear me loud and clear.

Never in human history has a multi-story building collapsed into its own footprint without the use of high explosives. Towers One and Two came down into their own footprints. Then, later in the same day, Tower Seven…a 47-story skyscraper not struck by either plane…collapsed into its own footprint. Didn’t tip over. Straight down at the speed of gravity.

If a building is damaged and begins to collapse, it will fall in the direction of the weakest structural members. The main challenge in bringing a building down is controlling which way it falls. Ideally, a blasting crew will be able to tumble the building over on one side, into a parking lot or other open area. This sort of blast is the easiest to execute, and it is generally the safest way to go. Tipping a building over is something like felling a tree. To topple the building to the north, the blasters detonate explosives on the north side of the building first, in the same way you would chop into a tree from the north side if you wanted it to fall in that direction. Blasters may also secure steel cables to support columns in the building, so that they are pulled a certain way as they crumble.

Sometimes, though, a building is surrounded by structures that must be preserved. In this case, the blasters proceed with a true implosion, demolishing the building so that it collapses straight down into its own footprint (the total area at the base of the building). This feat requires such skill that only a handful of demolition companies in the world will attempt it.

I’m not directly going to state exactly WHO destroyed the World Trade Center buildings. I do not know exactly who did it. But I will emphatically state that something OTHER than jets hitting Towers One, Two and Seven caused their collapse. It takes MONTHS, not hours…for a highly trained demolition company to rig a building to be “pulled,” the term for explosive demolition. So, no matter who pulled these three buildings…they planned it months ahead of 9-11-01.

Washington and its lapdog media have successfully laid the 9-11 attack at the feet of Islam, all the while knowing that they did not do it. And every time DC needs to divert the attention of the American sheeple from its truest agenda, it trots out a new anti-Islam story that pisses off the populace. And look at all the talking heads that inflame this newest story. They are either (a) too stupid to know the truth, or (b) complicit in the perpetuation of a lie. So the media gives a hummer to Washington while humming the National Anthem. And Washington does a reach-around on the media as their reward. The parties raise a bunch of money on a bullshit story, and the media sells a bunch of advertising. And the nation only gets to watch.

If you still believe in the US Constitution, you still believe that the words of the First Amendment are true. That says that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the FREE EXERCISE thereof.” So that allegedly limits Washington from interfering in religious matters. But if the states want to make laws respecting the establishment or prohibition of religion, they are entirely within their rights to do so.

Is it too much to ask of Americans that they practice what they preach? Tolerance includes putting up with viewpoints diametrically opposed to your own. As long as Muslims are not issuing a call to action to murder infidels, Islam is all talk. As Jesus said, “first take the speck out of your own eye rather than pointing out the beam that is in your neighbor’s eye.”

Finally, here is how all this folderol ties to the topic of Secession. Any state that secedes will not be invading other nations. It will mind its own business. The new nation will be able to break its ties with the criminal elements in Washington DC and forge new friendships with the nations of the world…even Muslim nations.

Secession is the Hope for Mankind. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


When Will The Texas Offense Take the Field?

March 23, 2010

”The best defense is a good offense.” Vince Lombardi

I’m using a football analogy today, since football is a religion in Texas. So, this is a “come to Jesus” altar call in football parlance.

Two teams are playing in a winner-take-all game. It’s Texas versus Washington for all the marbles. The game is now in sudden-death overtime, and the clock is winding down, with no time outs available for either team.

Washington’s offense has been pushing Texas up and down the field throughout the whole game. But the Texans have mounted a mighty defensive stand here in the final stanza.

It’s time for the Texas offense to take the field.

There are a lot of actions that Head Coach/Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Legislature can do RIGHT NOW to “take the field” and start pushing back against the Washington team and win this game…once and for all.

Think about this scenario for just a moment. In this media-driven, 24/7 worldwide ocean of information and content, consider what would happen if Coach Perry called a news conference and read the following statement:

“Over the past few decades, The United States Federal Government in Washington DC has enacted law after law that taxes the citizens more, while regulating away more and more individual liberty. The passage of the Health Care legislation in Congress was the final act of tyranny to be forced upon the citizens of the state of Texas. I’m announcing that as of this date, we in the State of Texas will begin serious and solemn consideration of the sovereign act of secession from the United States of America. Within a few days, we Texans will come together in a Constitutional Convention to write a new constitution for a New Texas.

Enough is enough. To quote Sam Houston, Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations.”

That’s all Perry needs to say. It would only take him 40 seconds if he was a slow reader.

Such a proclamation would galvanize the world media. Little else would be covered for days, perhaps weeks on all the major new outlets worldwide.

Then the Coach and the team would have to put up or shut up.

Here are ten “plays” for the Texas offense that could be run even before a Constitutional Convention was organized and gaveled to order.

1. Call an emergency session of the State Legislature to meet within 30 days with the following agenda:
2. Enact legislation that required each Texan who pays state taxes of any kind to pay the tax in gold or silver coin, or Egold.
3. Enact legislation to provide for the private minting of gold and silver coins as Texas legal tender.
4. Enact legislation that formally nullifies all Federal laws in Texas.
5. Enact legislation that strengthens the law enforcement powers of county Sheriffs in Texas, making the county Sheriff the top law enforcement officer in each county. As part of the Sheriff legislation, enact a statute that requires any Federal employee or sworn officer to obtain written authority from a county Sheriff to enforce any US Federal law upon a Texas citizen, with criminal penalties for any non-Texas officer violating the law.
6. Enact legislation that rejects the jurisdiction of any US Federal Court in matters of Texas sovereignty and nationhood.
7. Enact legislation that reorganizes the Texas Citizen Militia, comprised of all able-bodied men and women between the ages of 18 and 50. This bill would provide for immediate training and provisioning of the militia.
8. Authorize the Constitutional Convention and set the date within 90 days.
9. Draft a Texas Declaration of Independence and post it on the state’s website so that people around the world could read it before it’s delivered to Washington.
10. Draft a Texas Ordinance of Secession and post it on the state’s website so that people around the world could read it before it’s delivered to Washington.

How’s that for a sudden-death offensive series?

And what could the Washington team do in response? Breathe out threats? All that Texas is doing is “laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness” (from Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence 1776).

Football fans and lovers of Texas, one of these two teams is going to win. There will be no tie. Either Texas leaves The United States, or The United States turns Texas into a perpetual serfdom. There is no third option.

Who will win this game? Secession is the Hope for Mankind.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2010, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection Part Six

January 11, 2010

Here is more from Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Dr. Campbell is able to unite physics and spirituality by offering an explanation of consciousness, that nearly indefinable universal existence. He shows how a unified field of knowledge of the universe and cosmos can be understood when factoring in consciousness and without using any kind of faith.

Here is Thomas Campbell’s London Lecture, Part Six. His website is http://www.mybigtoe.com.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection Part Five

January 10, 2010

A friendly reader named Richard Storey introduced me to Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Dr. Campbell is able to unite physics and spirituality by offering an explanation of consciousness, that nearly indefinable universal existence. He shows how a unified field of knowledge of the universe and cosmos can be understood when factoring in consciousness and without using any kind of faith.

Here is Thomas Campbell’s London Lecture, Part Five. His website is http://www.mybigtoe.com.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection Part Four

January 3, 2010

A friendly reader named Richard Storey introduced me to Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Dr. Campbell is able to unite physics and spirituality by offering an explanation of consciousness, that nearly indefinable universal existence. He shows how a unified field of knowledge of the universe and cosmos can be understood when factoring in consciousness and without using any kind of faith.

Here is Thomas Campbell’s London Lecture, Part Four. His website is http://www.mybigtoe.com.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection Part Three

January 2, 2010

What does this topic have to do with Secession, you may ask? Secession is an action with its foundations in an understanding of natural law and human rights. It is always helpful to have a firm grasp of foundational truths about the universe, the cosmos and the Creator. Without this understanding, you are simply mimicking the behavior of others. And when push comes to shove, a mimic will cave in and go along. A person with beliefs that he’s willing to die for cannot be shaken.

On December 14th, I posted an article about Deism (He Is There And He Is Silent), the embrace of which has helped me find answers to the unified field of knowledge that traditional religion could never answer without some gigantic leap of faith.

Pursuant to that article, a friendly reader named Richard Storey introduced me to Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Here is Part Three of his London Lecture.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection Part Two

January 1, 2010

What does this topic have to do with Secession, you may ask? Secession is an action with its foundations in an understanding of natural law and human rights. It is always helpful to have a firm grasp of foundational truths about the universe, the cosmos and the Creator. Without this understanding, you are simply mimicking the behavior of others. And when push comes to shove, a mimic will cave in and go along. A person with beliefs that he’s willing to die for cannot be shaken.

On December 14th, I posted an article about Deism (He Is There And He Is Silent), the embrace of which has helped me find answers to the unified field of knowledge that traditional religion could never answer without some gigantic leap of faith.

Pursuant to that article, a friendly reader named Richard Storey introduced me to Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Here is Part Two of his London Lecture.