Obama’s Communist Mentor – Tea Party Nation

 

Obama’s Communist Mentor – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

I have been reading about Frank Marshall Davis since Dr. Jerome Corsi tried to warn Americans about Barack Obama in his 2008 book, “The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality.”

Dr. Corsi noted that “On December 5, 1956, Frank Marshall Davis appeared in executive session before the U.S. Senate subcommittee investigating ‘the scope of Soviet activity in the United States. It was one of the McCarthy-era committees seeking to expose communist considered to be a security threat. A year earlier, in 1955, the Commission on Subversive Activities organized by the government of the territory of Hawaii identified Davis as a member of the Communist Party USA.”

In the 1970s, when Obama was an adolescent growing up in the care of his grandparents in Hawaii, among their circle of friends was Davis. His grandparents wanted to provide a black man as a role model for the young mixed-race child, the result of a short marriage between their daughter and Barack Obama Sr., a Kenyan she had met while both were studying Russian at the University of Hawaii.

Obama came of age in a household devoted to leftist ideologies so it was no surprise that Davis was among their circle of friends. He had moved to Hawaii from Chicago in the late 1940s, continuing a lifetime of work as a journalist editing and writing for newspapers advocating the communist ideology and the party line set forth by the Soviet Comintern, short for the Communist International whose aim was to extend communism worldwide. It directed the work of the Communist Party USA whose members were devoted to the Soviet Union. Most members like Davis, when questioned, denied membership, taking the Fifth Amendment.

While today’s leftists have successfully smeared Sen. Joseph McCarthy and the work of the congressional committees to expose Soviet infiltration of the U.S. government as “McCarthyite” historians have since revealed the depth of penetration by Soviet spies in the administrations of FDR and Truman. Later declassified intercepts of messages to them, known as the Venona Papers, reveal how vast the Soviet espionage program was.

Presently the leading historian on communism in America is Dr. Paul Kengor, the author of “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries have Manipulated Progressive for a Century.” His latest book is “The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis—The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor.”

“There were hundreds of thousands of American communists like Frank,” writes Dr. Kengor, “who agitated throughout the twentieth century. They chose the wrong side of history, a horrendously bloody side that left a wake of over 100 million corpses from the streets of the Bolshevik Revolution to the base of the Berlin Wall—double the combined dead of the century’s two world wars.”

Davis’ influence over Obama is carefully documented by Dr. Kengor who says, “The people who influence our presidents matter.”

Americans have learned this truth, starting with Obama’s 2008 campaign and over the course of his term in office. In his memoir, “Dreams from my Father”, written before his rise to fame, Obama provides a trail of hints as to his long history of association with leftists. Primary among them was Frank Marshall Davis who came into his life in the 1970s.
Not once in his memoir does Obama identify him, referring to him only as Frank, neglecting to mention that Davis was “a pro-Soviet, pro-Red China, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA” whose card number as 47544. It should come as no surprise that Davis found Chicago a favorable place to live. It was where he founded and edited the Chicago Star, “known among the locals as the ‘Red Star.’” He would repeat this later in Honolulu.

“Frank Marshall Davis’s political antics were so radical,” writes Dr. Kengor, “that the FBI placed him on the federal government’s Security Index, which meant that he could be immediately detained or arrested in the event of a national emergency, such as a war breaking out between the United States and the USSR.”

I grew up during the early years of the Cold War that commenced following the end of World War Two and I vividly recall the fear that the Soviet Union would wage war, particularly after it had acquired the atomic bomb, the result in part from Soviet spies that provided vital information about our bomb.

Americans have lived through nearly four years of what can only be described as an attempt to take over our government and “fundamentally transform” it away from the limits of the Constitution to a nation in which the government, under Obama, seized General Motors to nationalize it, imposed Obamacare to take control of our healthcare system, and attacked “millionaires and billionaires” as greedy capitalists. His slogans have been “change” and “forward”, longtime favorites of communists.

On November 6, 2012, Americans will have just one chance to rid the nation of Barack Obama, an acolyte of Frank Marshall Davis and a friend of many who scorn America.

If he is reelected, he will do what communists have always done when the opportunity arose. He will seize complete control of the machinery of government to enslave Americans who were duped into voting for a man whose true past was and continues to be carefully hidden by the mainstream media, a man mentored by a notorious communist.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

Ethanol: The Power of a Really Bad Idea – Tea Party Nation

 

Ethanol: The Power of a Really Bad Idea – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

It took some eighty years for Communism to fail in the former Soviet Union. Along the way, millions were sent to gulags and millions more died from starvation and World War Two added to the death tolls. Spreading Communism like a religion, it had similar results in China and everywhere it has been adopted.

It takes a long time to rid the world of a really bad idea and, in the latter part of the last century, environmentalism sprung up like a weed to overwhelm the common sense of people with its mix of lies and hatred for humanity.

What does this have to do with the price of corn? A lot.

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an ethanol mandate exists that requires refiners to blend this moonshine with gasoline for the alleged purpose of reducing the emissions that driving a car produces. We are told it contributes to cleaner air and the effects of global warming—which is not occurring.

What it actually does is ruin your car’s engine because it is highly corrosive and it reduces the mileage you would get if it was not part of the gasoline blend. It also ensures that the growers of corn have a government mandated requirement that it be purchased. It is a farm lobby bonanza.

As Marlo Lewis of the Competitive Enterprise Institute points out about the RFS, “No matter how much of the U.S. corn crop is ruined by drought, no matter how high corn prices et, no matter how many people in developing countries are imperiled, the RFS requires that billions of bushels of corn be used to fuel cars rather than feed livestock and people. This is crazy.”

What most people, being city folk, don’t realize is how great a role corn plays in the nation’s economy, its export generates, and the astonishing list of uses to which it is put other than as a vital food for livestock—beef, pork and poultry—and consumed in hundreds of ways by people.

Corn is used in bakery products, baby foods, brewed beverages (bourbon, beer, ale), carbonated beverages, cheese spreads and foods, cereals, condiments, chewing gun, prepared mixes (pancakes, waffle, biscuit, cake flour, puddings), gravies and sauces, canned soups, coffee “creamers”, frosting and icings, in instant coffee, marshmallows, sweetened ice tea, most snack foods….I could go on, but the list is long, very long.

The Wall Street Journal, on July 19, reported that corn and soybean prices leapt to records on rising fears that the searing Midwest drought is further eroding the size of the coming harvests for two of America’s most important crops…The drought now covers more than half of the continental U.S. and covers a wider stretch of the country than in any drought since 1956, according to the U.S. government.”

And, even so, the Journal reported that “U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the situation wasn’t bad enough to warrant a reduction in government mandates for how much ethanol—typically made from corn—is blended into gasoline.” As for as Vilsack is concerned the RFS mandate must be enforced.

Marlo Lewis asks “Why as a matter of law should ethanol producers get first dibs on the U.S. corn crop?”

“What should their interest legally trump that of every other industry and consumer affected by corn prices?”

“Why should they have a legal privilege to jump to the front of the line ahead of meat, poultry, and dairy producers, or those who export grain to hunger-stricken countries?”

If we got rid of the ethanol mandate tomorrow our cars would last longer and drive farther. Since they are on our roads and streets anyway, does anyone really believe that air quality would be significant affected?

So ethanol, like communism and environmentalism, is yet one more very bad idea that is backed by the power of government mandates that benefit its growers, but does little else of any value for consumers.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

The Middle East Mess – Tea Party Nation

The Middle East Mess – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

I have a novel idea. Let’s just let the Middle East stew in its own Islamic juices. Along with the Maghreb, the northern tier nations of Africa, down into Nigeria, wherever you find an Islamic regime, you find millions of very unhappy people.

I am not the only one who feels that way, a Monday, May 14 Rasmussen Reports poll found that 63% “believe there is a conflict in the world today between Western civilization and Islamic nations, but most also think the United States should leave the Islamic world alone.”

Will the Muslims ever practice tolerance or accept peace with the West or anywhere else for that matter? No, never. The Koran—which Obama always refer to as the “holy Koran”—is replete with directives to fight for “Allah’s cause” (Koran: 9.88), to “fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them” (Koran: 9:5) and twenty other calls to war and murder. There is a reason why their weapon of choice is a Muslim man or woman who is willing to kill themselves in order to kill you.

It is just my opinion, but I believe the present “war on global terrorism” will best be fought covertly with a well-funded, covert intelligence and a counter-terrorism program, not by a massed army followed by a decade of “nation building.”

In the recent past, people throughout the Middle East forced out Tunisia’s despot, killed Libya’s despot, removed Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak from office, and are fighting and dying to get rid of Syria’s despot, Bashar Assad. Both Yemen and Somalia are basket cases with tribal warfare the order of the day. Even the Iranians have demonstrated their unhappiness, taking away Amadinejad’s majority in their parliament. He recently abandoned his usual bellicose talk of wiping Israel off the map.

You cannot point to a single Islamic nation from Morocco to Bahrain that has not had demonstrations intended to pressure their monarchs into granting greater freedom and what we would call democratic reform. As long as Sharia law is in the mix, that’s not a likely outcome.

It took just over seventy years from 1917 to 1991 to bring about the collapse of the Soviet Union, but Islam’s grip on the Middle East goes back to the seventh century. The region is not going to change any time soon and those in power, like Assad, are going to be ruthless in their means to retain it.

The only reason that Saddam Hussein is not in control of Iraq is because the United States and its allies invaded in 2003 and brought his brutal regime to an end. Thank you, George W. Bush, but we should have left right after accomplishing that. Americans are tired of lengthy, inconclusive wars. We have been understandably unhappy with all the conflicts since Vietnam.

Afghanistan has been invaded many times since the days of Alexander the Great and the results have always been a disaster for those who did. Next door is Pakistan which like so many nations in the Middle East has never done anything but take our military and economic aid, and betray us at every opportunity. Egypt’s new leaders are getting ready to throw us overboard.

What I propose is a simplification of a complicated problem and there are few simple answers in a world looking at economic meltdown if debt problems are not resolved. When you toss in a roiling Middle East, it just gets messier.

To begin, let’s stop going to war in the Middle East. We invaded Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003. A short, intense bombing mission temporarily drove al Qaeda from its haven and it found a new one in Pakistan, including a safe home for bin Laden. We deposed Saddam Hussein, a major troublemaker in the region, and should have come home. We have little to show for the lives sacrificed and the money spent in both ventures. Billions have been squandered in both nations.

Israel is the only legitimately Western nation in the region, a true democracy. It is America’s greatest ally there. It shares invaluable intelligence at the highest levels of our government. It is a major trading partner with the U.S. Most of the technology Americans use in communications and in our military contains Israeli developed components. All the large U.S. technology companies have research centers in Israel. It also has a very large army and is quite capable of defending itself, but an umbrella of protection should exist because it is strategically important to our own security and Europe’s.

As for the Palestinians, they are a diplomatic sideshow propped up by the United Nations, self-proclaimed permanent victims. It tells you everything you need to know about the Palestinians that they are the oldest existing “refugee” group in the world! Israel has done what any sane nation would do. It built a huge wall to keep them penned up in Gaza, controls the West Bank, and maintains a strong defense on their northern borders with Lebanon and Syria.

Unless the Israelis conclude they must attack Iran’s nuclear facilities, it’s my opinion they will acquire nuclear parity. Despite their bellicosity, the Iranian leadership prefers to use the Palestinians and other Arabs as proxy fighters. Even with nuclear parity they live in a neighborhood where everyone else has nukes; China, Russia, Pakistan, and India have nukes and, of course, Israel.. The U.S. could deliver a nuke with ease.

That said, nuclear war is so insane that even the Pakistanis and Indians backed away from using them despite having fought several conventional wars.

The last time Iran was in a war, it was with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq from 1980 to 1988 and it turned out very badly for them. They lost over a million men and it was fought to a stalemate. That memory is still very much alive in the minds of Iranians.

Islam is not one big happy family. It is sharply divided between the Sunnis, the majority, and the Shiites. It will be generations before the Muslims ever manage to live with each other in the Middle East without the prospect of these two groups killing one other with regularity.

Why do Muslims hate the West? Despite the fact that there are more than a billion Muslims in the world, they believe they are under attack. Defending Islam is their number one concern. They also believe they must impose an Islamic caliphate on the entire world

At this point in time, the U.S. has other priorities. Or should have.

Our military needs a rest and more muscle in the forms of new ships, new airplanes, and the R&D needed to fight future wars. The U.S. needs to solve its economic problems. We have a huge debt and deficit to reduce. We have millions of Americans out of work. We have others who are losing their homes. We have a failed educational system to fix, roads to repave and bridges to maintain.

We can still park our navy off the coast of the Persian Gulf. We can still maintain bases in the Middle East in places like Bahrain and Kuwait. It’s called readiness.

However, it must also be said that, within a decade’s time, by developing our own vast energy reserves, we could cut our dependency on Middle East oil and leave the Middle East to its own fate.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

Do you know why Earth Day is April 22?

Do you know why Earth Day is April 22?.

Clue: It didn’t start as celebration of butterflies, recycling and solar energy

By Kevin DeAnna

School children, businesses, clergy, politicians and even the United States military soon will honor the birthday of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Soviet Union.

Of course, they will call it Earth Day.

Brian Sussman points out in his explosive new book, “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda will Dismantle America,” that the first nationwide Earth Day was held April 22, 1970, the 100th anniversary of the birth of the communist Bolshevik leader.

The “nationwide teach in” was spearheaded by Democratic Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin and college professor Paul Ehrlich.

Ehrlich had just written the “Population Bomb” in 1968, which famously – and falsely – predicted, “In the 1970s and 1980s hundreds of millions of people will starve to death in spite of any crash programs embarked upon now.”

Building on the idea, Ehrlich went on to advocate “brutal and heartless decisions” to solve the “problem” of overpopulation.

Comparing humanity to a cancer, he stated, “A cancer is an uncontrolled multiplication of cells; the population explosion is an uncontrolled multiplication of people. … We must shift our efforts from treatment of the symptoms to the cutting out of the cancer. The operation will demand many apparently brutal and heartless decisions.”

Ehrlich went on to add, “We must have population control at home, hopefully through changes in our value system, but by compulsion if voluntary methods fail.”

Inspired by the book, Nelson met with Ehrlich and came up with the idea of the “nationwide teach in” with the purpose of tapping the “environmental concerns of the general public and infuse the student anti-war energy into the environmental cause.”

Nelson selected campus anti-war and left-wing activist Denis Hayes to coordinate efforts for the first “Earth Day.” Hayes later would brag to the New York Times how he fled overseas because “he had to get away from America” and refused to print bumper stickers for the event because “they go on automobiles.”

Organized by radical student activists, built on the model of left-wing “teach-ins” at American universities, and created with the objective of furthering progressive activism, Sussman notes that the movement for Earth Day took to heart Lenin’s adage, “Give us the child for eight years and it will be a Bolshevik forever.”

However, Sussman exposes in “Eco-Tyranny” that the Bolshevik influence goes beyond tactics. After implementing his tyrannical rule over Russia in the October Revolution, Lenin issued a Decree on Land within his first year as Communist Party chairman. The decree declared that all forests, waters and minerals were property of the state.

Lenin also issued the decree “On Hunting Seasons and the Right to Possess Hunting Weapons,” which banned hunting moose and wild goats and ended open seasons for a variety of other animals.

Another resolution adopted by the Soviet government titled “On the Protection of Nature, Gardens, and Parks” established zapovedniki, or human-free nature preserves.

Despite the poverty of the people under Soviet rule, Lenin decided that it better served the national interest to place the rich natural resources of the area beyond human reach.

Sussman summarizes, “During Lenin’s reign, Russia initiated the most audacious nature conservancy program in the twentieth century. Starting with a vision created by Marx 50 years prior, Lenin had successfully implemented version one of the green agenda. His accomplishments would eventually … [be] celebrated the world over each April.”

Today, Earth Day is the most widely celebrated secular holiday in the world, with almost every major American institution paying it some sort of recognition in spite of its extreme origins. Despite the mainstreaming of Lenin’s anniversary celebration, left-wing activists honor the true history of the holiday by attacking property rights and human economic activity.

For example, as part of “Earth Week direct action,” Occupy DC protesters have been storming private businesses and trade associations such as the American Natural Gas Association.

However, this is only an echo of the plans the Obama administration has to restrict land ownership, American energy production and economic activity.

As Sussman reveals in Eco-Tyranny, the Obama administration has been pushing aggressively to seize hundreds of thousands of acres, as documented by secret memos from within the administration.

Sussman also shows how wealthy progressive activists and Democratic politicians are pushing to create American versions of the zapovedniki by creating human-free “wildlife corridors,” while Americans are forced to settle into highly regulated, heavily populated “megaregions.”

Sussman states in “Eco-Tyranny” that “socialism’s green flag [has achieved] great success with [its] devious agenda … even in America.” On April 22, the entire country will join in socialism’s celebration.

Ira Einhorn, who claims to have been on stage to host the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia, currently is serving prison time for the beating death of his ex-girlfriend, Holly Maddux.

He fled to Europe after her body was discovered in a trunk in a closet in his apartment. He spent years there and was convicted in absentia before being extradited to the U.S. in 2001 after an extended court battle.

In a statement from Earth Day organizers, they denied Einhorn’s claims to have founded the event, saying, “He is a fraud.”

What’s the difference? – Tea Party Nation

What’s the difference? – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Traveling on the road today, I got to see some of the best and some of the worst of America, right on CNN

 Who is the best and who is the worst?

 Allen West is the best and Soledad O’Brian is the worst.

 O’Brien has a long and sordid record of really bad journalism and is one of the most biased, even on CNN.

 Allen West was her guest and she had to ask him about his recent comment that there are 70 or 80 communists in the Congress. 

 O’Brien played the video and as West quickly pointed out, she did not play the full video to show his entire comments. 

 West’s exact quote was,  “there are 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party that are members of the Communist Party.  They are called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”

 West nailed it but O’Brien remains clueless. 

 She immediately started mocking West, a true American hero.  She asked if Keith Ellison is a communist.

 Hell yes, he is a communist.

 There are a lot of the Democrats who are.   They embrace an ideology that has killed somewhere a billion people in the last century.  These people believe that our rights are only that which the government allows us to have.  They believe that life is simply a gift that the government gives us.  They believe our right to speak is allowed, only if the government agrees.   They believe our right to petition the government does not exist.

 They believe we are slaves to the government and do not have the right to protect ourselves.  They believe the government has the right to enter every aspect of our lives.

 The media, people like Soledad O’Brien will not call these progressives as they have rebranded themselves on their ideology, but we real Americans should. 

 These people support an ideology that has created more poverty, tyranny and suffering that any other in history.   Let’s look at the nations that the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus embrace.   They love the old Soviet Union.   This is the nation that invented the modern concentration camp.    Tens of millions still lie in unmarked graves in the old Soviet Union.   The same is true of China, the Communist nations of Asia.  The same is true of Cuba and then there is the preeminent communist nation, North Korea. 

 North Korea has over 200,000 people in their gulags and is now working on not only nuclear weapons but missiles to deliver them as well.

 Yet if you ask the 81 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, they are not the greatest threat in the world, America is.  In their warped world view, the nation that has done more to help more people than any other nation in the history of the world.

 The scary thought is that about 20% of the members of Congress are members of the Progressive Caucus.

 What is even worse is that it is now hard to tell the difference between the Democrat Party and the Communist Party.

The Party of Death – Tea Party Nation

The Party of Death – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Someone once said there are only two things that have no known limits:  The universe and human stupidity.   And we are not certain about the universe. 

 American liberals hate it when we point out facts.  Facts are such an inconvenient matter for liberals.   Most sane people learn not only from their own mistakes but from the mistakes of others.   Michael Savage says liberalism is a mental disorder.  Perhaps that explains why liberals cannot deal with reality.

 Reality is that liberalism is an abject failure.  Socialism sucks and there is a reason for that.  Socialism has never produced freedom, liberty or prosperity. 

 In Germany, we are getting another reminder of how socialism fails.  Angela Merkel, the German Prime Minister is proposing a new tax.  This is a tax on the youth of Germany.

 Why?

 Germany has a demographic problem.  There are too many older people who are receiving generous social benefits and too few young people working to pay for those benefits. 

 Germany’s problems have two roots.  First Germany, like so many European nations did not have policies that encouraged large families.  In fact, their policies of high taxes discourage large families.   Germany also has legal abortion.  The end result, there are not enough Germans being born to replace the Germans getting old and dying off.   This is not unique to Germany.   In Britain, Italy, Greece and most of the other EU nations, the story is being repeated.  In Russia, where in the days of the old Soviet Union abortion was the primary means of birth control, the Russian government is doing everything it can to pull Russia out of a population death spiral. 

 The second cause of Germany’s problems is its massive social welfare system.  After the Second World War, Germany was mostly disarmed and for years after the war, it relied on American military hardware for its reconstituted Army, Air Force and Navy.  It could afford to create lavish welfare programs. 

 Now Germany cannot afford these programs anymore. 

 So what does a socialist nation do when it can’t afford its welfare programs any longer?  Instead of cutting the budget, it creates a new tax. 

 You do not have to be a rocket scientist to see where this is going to end up.  One of the first laws of economics is, the more you tax something, the less you will have of it.   Germany is taxing its future.   A lot of the young Germans are not going to be thrilled that they are working so hard so the old Germans can have the easy life.  They will vote with their feet and look for opportunities elsewhere.   

 Anyone, even a socialist should be able to see the handwriting on that wall. 

 What does this have to do with America?

 The Democratic Party has sold its soul to the abortion industry and the radical feminazis.   They want to subsidize abortions, sterilization and birth control.  If you subsidize population decrease you will get population decrease. 

 The Democrats are also trying to create a lavish welfare state like Europe’s.   Europe has failed.  Its population is in a demographic nosedive and it is heading towards fiscal Armageddon.

 If you see your neighbor start a fire that burns his house down, why on earth would you want to start a fire on your property?

 That is what the Party of Treason wants to do.  We have all seen what our future will be under their leadership.  Only they are so blind they cannot accept the reality that their ideas suck and so do they

Abominable Apologies – Tea Party Nation

Abominable Apologies – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

Abominable Apologies - Tea Party NationI will leave it to the historians to pinpoint when President Obama began to lose the 2012 election, but I think it occurred on June 4, 2009 when he gave a speech at Cairo University as part of his now-famed “apology tour” of the Middle East.

At the time he said, “We meet at a time of great tension between the United States and Muslims around the world—tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate…More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a cold war in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.”

Apparently, to Obama, those tensions had nothing to do with a dastardly attack on September 11, 2001 that killed nearly three thousand non-combatant civilians and those working at their desks in the Pentagon. It had nothing to do with the earlier attack on the Twin Towers, the attack on U.S. embassies in Africa, the attack on the USS Cole, or, going back to 1983, the suicide bomb attack on Marine barracks in Beirut. And that’s just the short list.

To Obama the “tensions” were the result of “colonialism” despite the fact that most Arab nations in World War II sided with the Nazi regime or that they have always been ruled by a succession of despots, several of whom were deposed in 2011. According to Obama, “the Cold War” with the then-Soviet Union that began shortly after World War II and subsequently aided its downfall was another reason why Muslims hate America.

In Cairo that day, Obama thrice referred to the “holy Koran” while referring to “civilization’s debt to Islam”, saying “I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”

Those “stereotypes” were reinforced in Afghanistan after riots broke out after the perfectly reasonable destruction of Korans that that been damaged, a practice common to Islam. This was followed by rioting in the streets of Kabul, the shooting of an American colonel and major inside the Afghan Ministry of Interior and, as the Feb 27 edition of The Wall Street Journal noted, “Ten of the 58 U.S.-led coalition soldiers who died this year have been killed by their Afghan comrades in arms.”

In June 2009, Obama said, “In Ankara (Turkey), I made clear that America is not—and never will be—at war with Islam.” This clueless president who claimed to be “a student of history” is deliberately ignorant of the fact that Islam, since its inception, has been at war with all other nations and religions. When it swept through the Middle East in its earliest years, it all but destroyed Christianity there and, when it conquered Jerusalem, it built a mosque over one of the most sacred places of Judaism, the Temple Mount.

He promised to “invest $1.5 billion each year over the next five years to partner with Pakistan to build schools and hospitals, roads and businesses…that’s why we are providing more than $2.8 billion to help Afghans develop their economy and deliver services that people depend on.”

In that Cairo speech he said, “I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.” His administration wanted to afford the man who planned 9/11 a civil trial in the heart of Manhattan, replete with all the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution. He did not close Gitmo and the trial was not held after its prospect evoked widespread protest.

Obama said, “No system of government can or should be imposed by one nation by any other” and, in 2011 the citizens of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, and Yemen rose up to overthrown their own governments—dictatorships—while the citizens of Syria are doing that today. When Iranians filled the streets of Tehran in 2009 to protest their own dictatorship, he said that the United States “should not meddle” in their affairs, depriving them of even a word of encouragement.

Three years ago, Obama was convinced that America’s reputation had been harmed by its vigorous response to 9/11 in Afghanistan and the decision to depose Iraq’s dictator, Saddam Hussein.

His apology to the government of Afghanistan is an abomination.

The fact is that Islam, particularly in the Middle East, is the enemy of democracy in the West and everywhere else it exists. It is tyranny personified. It is the reason why the Middle East has lagged so far behind the rest of the world. It is the reason why military forces are massed around an Iran that threatens to set off a cataclysm when it acquires nuclear weapons.

The U.S. and NATO forces will leave Afghanistan and it will return to its barbaric, seventh century roots. The U.S. and coalition forces have left Iraq and it will return to its ancient schism and conflict between Sunni and Shiite populations everywhere. We tried to drag these nations into the twenty-first century and we failed, but at least we tried.

We are standing aside while Syria’s dictator slaughters his own people. We will likely see the Jordanian king overthrown and we have witnessed 64 years of unrelenting assaults by the so-called Palestinians on Israel, our only true ally in the Middle East.

This President, however, knows nothing of history and has signaled in many ways his partiality to the “religion of peace” that has attacked America and is filling the streets of Muslim-majority nations with the blood of innocent victims.

He will be rejected by Americans in November 2012 just as he has been rejected by the leaders of most of the free world, the leaders of the Soviet Union and China, virtually all of the members of the United Nations, and all the nations of the Muslim world.

America does not need his apologies. America needs to regain the leadership it has earned by opposing despotism throughout its history.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

Socialism – Tea Party Nation

Socialism – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

The term Socialism gets thrown around a lot.  In general terms, it means an economic system where economic decisions are centrally planned and controlled by the government and not by the market.

 Central planning was what the old Soviet Union had and Ronald Reagan was able to use our market-based economy to drive them into the dirt.

 Do you think we could never have a socialist, centrally planned economy here in America?

 Think again.

 From Fox News:

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that will give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development,” the centerpiece of a global United Nations conference slated for Rio de Janeiro next June.

The major focus of the EPA thinking is a weighty study the agency commissioned last year from the National Academies of Science. Published in August, the study, entitled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA,” cost nearly $700,000 and involved a team of a dozen outside experts and about half as many National Academies staff.

 Its aim: how to integrate sustainability “as one of the key drivers within the regulatory responsibilities of EPA.” The panel who wrote the study declares part of its job to be “providing guidance to EPA on how it might implement its existing statutory authority to contribute more fully to a more sustainable-development trajectory for the United States.”

  Translation:  How to use laws that are already on the books to allow government bureaucrats to grab even more power. 

 Everyone wants clean air and clean water.  What we do not want is government bureaucrats who could not even run a child’s lemonade stand making decisions for Americans.

 Freedom is a zero sum game.  Every time you increase the power of government, by definition, you must take some freedom. 

 The kind of lunacy the EPA proposes is the lunacy of serfdom.  It is the lunacy that gives someone the responsibility for property but not the right to change or alter the property.  It is the lunacy that puts silly and obnoxious regulations ahead of people.

 Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann have all called for eliminating the EPA.

 The EPA has long since lost any useful purpose.  Its primary object now seems to be the destruction of American jobs.

Obama: The Pitchfork Operator-in-Chief – Tea Party Nation

Obama: The Pitchfork Operator-in-Chief – Tea Party Nation.

On March 27, 2010 President Obama met with the CEOs of the largest and most powerful financial institutions in the world. Politico reported the bank Chief Executives tried to explain to The Chief Executive the rationale behind their and their employees’ high salaries – salaries based upon the free market and the global competition for high quality employees. An agitated Obama brushed them off stating, “Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen. The public isn’t buying that. My administration is the only thing between you and the pitchforks.”

Fast forward to the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) demonstrations and how both President Obama and Democrats have embraced protesters. Oleg Atbashian, a former citizen of the former Soviet Union predicted these demonstration and calls the strategy used by OWS the “pitchfork formula”.

Is there a historical example of the “pitchfork formula” being used for political gain? My good friend Oleg Atbashian, author of “Shakedown Socialism” believes there is. Oleg published his seminal, and satirical, book on socialism in America in 2010, long before the OWS demonstrations. Oleg wrote, as an after thought, an Appendix titled, “Obama the Pitchfork Operator: Remake of a Soviet Classic”. What Oleg wrote is prophetic and predicts the very tactics being used today by leaders of OWS (students, workers, unions, socialists, communists, anarchists, etc). According to Oleg, “Obama’s ‘Newspeak’ not only redefines existing meanings, it also abolishes ranges of ‘Oldspeak‘ meanings such as property, markets, competition, capitalism, political opposition and the rule of law. The latter is perhaps the most important ingredient missing in his new ‘pitchfork’ formula, signaling that law is now being replace with mob rule.” 
So what is Obama’s “pitchfork formula” and the “Soviet Classic” that OWS is following?

According to Oleg during the 1030s in Eastern Siberia the former Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin faced a dilemma. The Soviet system of a worker’s government, motivated by a common good morality saw the mining and production of gold decline after the 1917 Communist Revolution. Why? Because Stalin nationalized the Siberian gold mines. According to Oleg, “After the Communists nationalized Siberian gold mines, the government’s incompetence and lack of incentives sent gold production into a decline. Many of the managers and engineers had fled abroad: the foreign-made mining equipment lay in ruins. But the country badly needed gold to finance industrialization and prepare for war with Western capitalism.” So what happened next?

Nikolai Bukharin, a former community organizer in charge of industrial development, came up with an idea to infuse capitalism and lease Siberian mines to British mining companies”, according to Oleg. Stalin approved the scheme. Here is how it worked: The British mining companies reopened the Siberian mines with English managers and engineers, brought in modern new equipment and staffed the mines with newly trained workers, union workers. Oleg states, “But as soon as things began to run smoothly, local unions organized strikes at all British-run mines, protesting exploitation and demanding a significant pay raise.” Once the union demands were met within weeks another strike ensued and workers demanded even higher wages. This continued until the cost of labor became so high that the mines were no longer profitable. The British managers went to Bukharin asking him to stop the strikes. His response was he had no power over the unions. Bukharin said this was not a capitalist country where governments oppressed their workers. Bukharin said the Soviet Union was “a workers’ state, ruled by the workers who were getting angry at capitalist exploitation, and the government had to obey their will,” writes Oleg. Finally, the British left Siberia, leaving behind the new equipment and newly trained union workers.

According to Oleg’s account, “According to witness accounts, members of the party’s central committee, including Stalin, laughed hysterically every time Bukharin retold the story of how the workers’ state fooled Western capitalism. But the joke was really on the workers. As soon as the British left, the mines were taken over by the state, the wages dropped to the national average, and the usual miser ensued.”

In 1917 Bukharin said, “We asked for freedom of the press, thought and civil liberties in the past because we [the Communists] were in the opposition and needed these liberties to conquer. Now that we have conquered, there is no longer any need for such civil liberties.”

This “pitchfork formula” is being used in New York and across American to extract concessions from the “capitalist exploiters” (a.k.a. Wall Street and banks). We know what finally happened to the Soviet Union. By the way, Bukharin fell into disfavor, was declared an enemy of the people and executed by Stalin. So much for the creator of the pitchfork formula.

Desperation – Tea Party Nation

Desperation – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

There is an absolute rule of human nature.  Desperate people do stupid things.  Desperate people say stupid things.   The more desperate someone is, the more likely they are to do something that reveals their true intentions. 

 Nothing could be truer than with the Democrat Party right now. 

 Why are they desperate and what are the true intentions they are revealing?

 They are desperate because they see the tsunami coming.  As water recedes from a beach before the tidal wave, the signs are there that 2012 will be such a disaster for the Party of Treason that it may take a generation for it to recover, if it can ever recover. 

 Election forecasts show significant gains for the GOP in the House, expanding their margin.  The GOP is poised to take control of the Senate and if trends continue, the only real question will be does the GOP get a super majority in the Senate.  And the White House increasingly feels like the Titanic, inexorably sinking with nothing that can be done to stop it and no lifeboats for the socialist ideas the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil wants to impose on this nation.

 The desperation to impose socialism on America against the will of the American people is now being seen from members of the Party of Treason.   They speak openly of the problems of liberty.

 Peter Orszag was the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Regime.  In a recent interview in the left leaning The New Republic magazine, he said:

 “So what to do? To solve the serious problems facing our country, we need to minimize the   harm from legislative inertia by relying more on automatic policies and depoliticized commissions for certain policy decisions. In other words, radical as it sounds, we need to counter the gridlock of our political institutions by making them a bit less democratic.”

 Of course, there is the answer right there.  Let’s kill liberty.  Let’s take away the rights of the people to vote, to speak, to petition their government for redress of grievances. 

 Liberals love dictatorships.  In a dictatorship, they can just push their crackpot ideas and not have to worry about the little people complaining about a few minor details like, the ideas don’t work.  The ideas suck.

 Their model has worked so well in the past.  History has the precedents of their ideas.  Just look at the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, and China under Mao, Eastern Europe under the Warsaw Pact, Vietnam after 1975, Cambodia and Cuba.

 Seeing the handwriting on the wall, left wing North Carolina Governor and certifiable lunatic Bev Perdue said yesterday: 

 “You have to have more ability from Congress, I think, to work together and to get over the partisan bickering and focus on fixing things. I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won’t hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that.”

 What Bev Perdue and the left do not want is the next election that is going sweep them out of power.  This is the moment where they will be the most dangerous.  Between the unelected czars and the left’s last desperate gasp, as they try to push socialism down our throats one last time, we face not only the time of greatest peril but also the time of greatest opportunity.

 We must find new leaders to replace these bad leaders.  The people we select must have as an overriding belief in the idea that big government must be dismantled and we must take steps to ensure that never again is a socialist in the White House.

 We need to remember the words our founding fathers put in the Declaration of Independence. 

 “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,” 

We must make certain we have new leaders in 2012 to replace the bad leadership we have had.  We must make certain that our new leaders are committed to liberty and the destruction of big government.   Our government needs much altering.  Let us alter government before it becomes destructive of these ends and requires abolition.

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