A New Authoritarianism

As any religion has its creeds, so too does Progressivism.

A new authoritarianism has descended. There now seems to be a list of official beliefs we are allowed to hold and no others; decided for us by the new establishment that has taken hold in government and the media, especially but not only in Fairfax, the ABC and SBS where there is now a uniformly censorious tone that colours everything. The very idea that you might hold a different opinion from the approved one is, to use the word that is now creeping into our discourse, ‘unacceptable’ and if you dare express it, what you get in reply is not a counter argument but a demand for an apology, the more humiliating and grovelling the better. You will also be forced to resign from whatever post you occupy. And behind the threats and intimidation lurks the spectre of the thought police to enforce the approved view of what is acceptable and what is not. The advocate of unapproved views these days is simply bludgeoned into submission. It is unacceptable that you might have a different opinion from the establishment on climate change, same-sex marriage, adoption by same sex couples, illegal refugees, abortion, the republic, the family, the sexual agenda in schools, foreign aid, religious freedom, government spending, freedom of speech, Israel, Islam and any proposal for changing the constitution. As views other than the official ones are unacceptable, what is also unacceptable is that you should be allowed to express them. Indeed, you run a terrible risk these days, not that you will have to defend your case on its merits, but that you will be branded as a social leper, shunned, stopped from holding a public meeting or setting foot inside a university, blacklisted, abused and ridiculed simply because you hold a personal view different from the official one that has been sanctified by the new establishment. Were Voltaire alive he would find it easier to say: ‘I disagree with everything you say and will fight to the death to stop you saying it.’ The new authoritarianism has found a very fertile field in the denigration of Tony Abbott which has now reached an hysterical crescendo. He represents a separate strain of opinion from the mush that passes for policy in the Liberal party today and consequently must be stopped and silenced, not by logic, but by ridicule and abuse. He was probably doomed from the start by putting forward the uncomfortable truth in the 2014 budget that the country was living beyond its means and that surgery was needed before we went bankrupt. Given that the new establishment depends on government spending and handouts, it was inevitable that the budget would be unacceptable and Abbott with it. But by that time, it was known Abbott also had a real commitment to socially conservative positions that bind the society together, contributing to its stability. So he was doubly cursed and totally unacceptable. As the Age put it (before the staff went on strike and Fairfax shares went up), Abbott could not be allowed to stay in office and had to be ‘checked’. Eventually this led to his removal, but now, he has to be silenced, his legacy degraded and, if that does not work, forced to leave the parliament altogether. The most egregious example of this practice is the recent attempt by the PM to belittle his predecessor’s achievement in stopping the boats bringing illegal migrants into this country. Turnbull’s argument is that the boats were stopped, not under Abbott, but Howard. For Turnbull, the crazy excesses of Rudd/Gillard that allowed people smugglers back into business and Tony Abbott’s successful response just did not happen. This is little better than the whiting-out of any inconvenient facts by Turnbull that might diminish his own wondrous lustre. Worse, you would think that Turnbull would have at least an ounce of feeling that here was a policy of which Abbott was justly proud and would allow him this one tick of approval. But no, the zeitgeist is that Abbott and all his works are bad and Turnbull has to deliver the cruellest cut of all. Abbott’s supporters, guilty of the unacceptable sin of loyalty, are now condemned and abused as malcontents, subversives and troglodytes; forget about the arguments, just abuse the advocate. I hope they speak out more, because they contribute to the robust debate of ideas, whether you like their opinions or not. Then we have seen the unedifying spectacle of the Liberal Party itself promoting the line that Abbott should not stand again for election, campaign in the election, speak at conferences or even write articles. You would think that any political party with a former leader who had brought it back from disintegration and got it into government would show gratitude, welcome his experience and invite him to contribute to the debate. Instead, we see a party, now with no sense of tradition or respect, full of midgets who sold their souls for the exalted post of assistant minister or parliamentary secretary, and wailing like a Greek chorus, trying to destroy him. No-one seems prepared to say it, but such an attitude is mean, ungenerous and, above all, foolish, for it cuts the party off from the conservative point of view that Abbott represents and many people want to see promoted. Worse still, it shows how the new authoritarianism is eating away at the free exchange of ideas that used to be one of the Liberal party’s – and the country’s – great strengths.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/04/brown-study-139/

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Daniel Greenfield: “Either There’s Something Wrong Within The [Black] Community. Or America Is Racist.”

Humanity were for most history divided according to geographical location. In those many and varied geographical locations, many and varied appearances, cultures, and religions developed. 

We distinguish this as “ethnicity”.

Within each ethnicity, a general uniformity developed. People generally looked the same, dressed the same, ate the same, valued the same things and acted the same. Most importantly, there was nothing wrong with this whole being seperate and distinct thing.

You like French food? Well, you can get it because of that unique French ethnicity. How about Anime? Thank the Japanese. Do you like oppression and subjugation? Hands together for Islam.

What about the idea that all men are created equal? America, man!

Interestingly, God himself divided the nations and he did so to prevent humanity working together to inevitably evil ends.

Today, humanity has come up with two brilliant ways to reverse God’s division: multiculturalism and the United Nations. Both are equally inane in theory and practise and will inevitably cause ruination to everyone involved in either.

Why?

Because respectively, some ethnicities suck and some can never work together, no matter what.

Now don’t get me wrong – all ethnicities have a suck factor. It’s just that some have more than others while a few have maxed it out.

And here is the one point you need to take away, even if you forget all others: ethnicities never suck (or don’t suck) because of their skin colour. Their suck always, always, always comes from other, non-superficial factors such as their values, beliefs, and practises (and, of course, their food!).

NEVER BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOUR!!!

With that clearly in our mind, we can begin to critically examine the reasons ethnicities suck (frequently due to Marxist-atheisic or Islamic belief) and not get bogged down in the Marxist-inspired politically correct slander of “Racist!”

Let’s target the black community in the United States of America. 

(Now, the only reason skin colour comes into the conversation is because people of one ethnicity frequently gravitate towards people of their own ethnicity, and that’s okay! That’s not racist either.)

There was a time in the US where the black community was largely very respectable. 

Sadly, ethnicities change and in this case, it changed under the duress of cultural Marxism encouraging the ingenious smack down combo of perpetual victimhood status and moral relativity (ie unrestrained immorality).

Remember, this is about belief and practise, not skin colour. 

White society is not in much better shape, being equally impacted and distorted by cultural Marxism and its moral relativity (ie lawlessness) but without the added bonus of shifting all blame for their collective circumstances to another ethnicity.

That’s right – if anything, the burden of being the perpetual perpetrator of all black (or just ALL) social ills has probably worked to keep white society on its toes and a little more humble than other ethnicities. Of course, Marxism would never deliberately instill humility – it just couldn’t be avoided in the blame shifting process.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Greenfield with another outstanding dissection of reality:

There are two ways to look at the problems of the black community. Either there’s something wrong within the community. Or America is racist.

The sensible liberals who used to be able to split the difference are dead or purged. The Moynihan Report is inconceivable in a Democratic Party which has gone all in on freeing drug dealers and bulking up the welfare state. Obama mentioned fatherlessness briefly in his Brother’s Keeper speech before pivoting to a call to dismantle the criminal justice system and school discipline policies.

Obama admitted that, “We won’t be living up to our ideals when their parents are struggling with substance abuse, or are in prison, or unemployed, and when fathers are absent.” But his solution is freeing drug dealers “who could be good fathers and good neighbors and good fellow citizens” if only they weren’t “languishing in prison over minor, nonviolent drug offenses.”

Some recent examples of such potential “good fathers” whom he freed include Vander Keith Gore, the son of a Democratic councilman who ran a drug ring which threatened to murder a cooperating witness’ baby. He freed Isadore Gennings, whose “minor nonviolent drug offenses” involved helping move $2.5 million in cocaine, Carmel Bretous, who helped smuggle in 110 pounds of cocaine, and Tommie Sand Tyree, who was described as having “a lot of blood on his hands.”

Freeing drug dealers also means that that there will be more parents “struggling with substance abuse” and that “drugs are plentiful.” But making matters in the black community worse was always the plan.

Last year, Obama called for going easy on violent criminals just like in Europe where 10 years for murder is considered a severe sentence. The length of prison sentences for rape would also have to be cut by at least 20 percent to comply with European standards. And when these “good fellow citizens” get out, they have a right to be your “good murderer neighbor” or “good rapist neighbor.”

Obama’s HUD has warned landlords that criminals are protected under the Fair Housing Act since due to “widespread racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, criminal history-based restrictions on access to housing are likely disproportionately to burden African-Americans and Hispanics”. Freeing black drug dealers also disproportionately burdens the African-American communities where they do business and shoot each other, and denying safe homes to black families living in the areas where criminals are most likely to set up shop is equally terrible.

But there is no moral logic at work here. Only the remorseless political logic of progressive power.

Disparate impact is the monster lurking in the cellar of civil rights. Once you reject the idea that black communities and individuals bear any responsibility for their actions, any disparate impact can only be due to racism. Poverty, broken families, higher crime rates and school discipline rates are purely the products of racial bias. And their existence justifies unlimited government intervention.

Inflicting misery on black people empowers government. This is the twisted liberal version of slavery.

Many black reformers understood that civil rights was less about helping them than about endowing white liberals with unlimited power in a world where the nationwide economic disaster that allowed FDR to impose the New Deal’s drastic economic authority no longer seemed likely to recur. Sensible reformers like Senator Moynihan who actually wanted to holistically tackle the problems of the black community would always be outnumbered by fake outraged reformers who wanted to worsen them. 

If everything is racist, then everything must be controlled. We can see that on campuses where political correctness has outlawed everything from Halloween costumes to raising your hand in safe spaces. But disparate impact is the perfect weapon for imposing unlimited control over everything nationwide.

Disparate impact is the perfect Swiss Army Knife of the totalitarian left because it can be applied to anything. Disparate effect can be used to argue that crime rates are the product of racism and that the entire criminal justice system must be overhauled until arrest, trial and conviction rates are equal across racial lines. And until this impossible outcome can be achieved, it also means that anything that disproportionately impacts criminals is also racist.

That means background checks for jobs and apartment rentals. And of course it doesn’t stop there.

School graduation rates must also be made equivalent. And until that somehow happens, hiring only high school or college graduates is a policy that also has a disproportionate racial impact. If you think this is farfetched, the Supreme Court in 1971 ruled that a high school diploma requirement is racist. A few years ago the EEOC claimed that requiring a high school diploma might also violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. A year earlier, the EEOC insisted that a trucking company was in violation of the ADA for suspending an alcoholic truck driver and referring him to substance abuse counseling.

Define a persecuted class, whether it’s drug dealers or alcoholics, then reverse cause and effect, and even the most common sense courses of action become forms of discrimination to be controlled.

And then we end up with a right for rapists to rent your ground floor and drivers with a drinking problem to drive eighteen-wheelers next to your compact car.

As long as a problem exists, it will have a disparate impact. And the worse the disparate impact, the more power can be amassed in addressing it. But the disparate impact is the effect, not the cause. Reversing cause and effect allows the government to go into business fighting the various outcomes of problems, whether it’s alcoholism or fatherlessness, without ever addressing the actual causes.

And to worsen those causes to increase misery and inflate their own power whenever they can.

An Urban Institute report a few years ago found that, “The percentage of black children born to unmarried mothers… tripled between the early 1960s and 2009.” The findings in the Moynihan Report have only grown worse and the fundamental causes have not changed. Without healthy families, there can be no healthy communities. And without healthy families and communities, there will be far fewer healthy individuals. Crime and unemployment rates will continue to be “disproportionately” high.

And that’s a free gift to a political movement built on destroying the black community for fun and profit, expanding the scope of its own power and organizations by creating and feeding off human misery.

The road ahead is simple. Worsen the problems in the black community. Promise to treat them by expanding the scope of disparate impact to address any interaction between the negative social outcomes and the rest of the country until everything is racist and everything is controlled.

That’s the way to deprive everyone of their rights and their futures under the guise of civil rights.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262413/everything-racist-everything-must-be-controlled-daniel-greenfield

Humanity were for most history divided according to geographical location. In those many and varied geographical locations, many and varied appearances, cultures, and religions developed. 

We distinguish this as “ethnicity”.

Within each ethnicity, a general uniformity developed. People generally looked the same, dressed the same, ate the same, valued the same things and acted the same. Most importantly, there was nothing wrong with this whole being seperate and distinct thing.

You like French food? Well, you can get it because of that unique French ethnicity. How about Anime? Thank the Japanese. Do you like oppression and subjugation? Hands together for Islam.

What about the idea that all men are created equal? America, man!

Interestingly, God himself divided the nations and he did so to prevent humanity working together to inevitably evil ends.

Today, humanity has come up with two brilliant ways to reverse God’s division: multiculturalism and the United Nations. Both are equally inane in theory and practise and will inevitably cause ruination to everyone involved in either.

Why?

Because respectively, some ethnicities suck and some can never work together, no matter what.

Now, don’t get me wrong – all ethnicities have a suck factor. It’s just that some have more than others while a few have maxed it out.

And here is the one point you need to take away, even if you forget all others: ethnicities never suck (or don’t suck) because of their skin colour. Their suck always, always, always comes from other, non-superficial factors such as their values, beliefs, and practises (and, of course, their food!).

NEVER BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOUR!!!

With that clearly in our mind, we can begin to critically examine the reasons ethnicities suck and not get bogged down in the Marxist-inspired politically correct slander of “Racist!”

Let’s target the black community in the United States of America. 

(Now, the only reason skin colour comes into the conversation is because people of one ethnicity frequently gravitate towards people of their own ethnicity, and that’s okay! That’s not racist either.)

There was a time in the US where the black community was largely very respectable. 

Sadly, ethnicities change and in this case, it changed under the duress of cultural Marxism encouraging the ingenious smack down combo of perpetual victimhood status and moral relativity (ie unrestrained immorality).

Remember, this is about belief and practise, not skin colour. 

White society is not in much better shape, being equally impacted and distorted by cultural Marxism and its moral relativity (ie lawlessness) but without the added bonus of shifting all blame for their collective circumstances to another ethnicity.

That’s right – if anything, the burden of being the perpetual perpetrator of all black (or just ALL) social ills has probably worked to keep white society on its toes and a little more humble than other ethnicities. Of course, Marxism would never deliberately instill humility – it just couldn’t be avoided in the blame shifting process.

Anyway, here’s Daniel Greenfield with another outstanding dissection of reality:

There are two ways to look at the problems of the black community. Either there’s something wrong within the community. Or America is racist.

The sensible liberals who used to be able to split the difference are dead or purged. The Moynihan Report is inconceivable in a Democratic Party which has gone all in on freeing drug dealers and bulking up the welfare state. Obama mentioned fatherlessness briefly in his Brother’s Keeper speech before pivoting to a call to dismantle the criminal justice system and school discipline policies.

Obama admitted that, “We won’t be living up to our ideals when their parents are struggling with substance abuse, or are in prison, or unemployed, and when fathers are absent.” But his solution is freeing drug dealers “who could be good fathers and good neighbors and good fellow citizens” if only they weren’t “languishing in prison over minor, nonviolent drug offenses.”

Some recent examples of such potential “good fathers” whom he freed include Vander Keith Gore, the son of a Democratic councilman who ran a drug ring which threatened to murder a cooperating witness’ baby. He freed Isadore Gennings, whose “minor nonviolent drug offenses” involved helping move $2.5 million in cocaine, Carmel Bretous, who helped smuggle in 110 pounds of cocaine, and Tommie Sand Tyree, who was described as having “a lot of blood on his hands.”

Freeing drug dealers also means that that there will be more parents “struggling with substance abuse” and that “drugs are plentiful.” But making matters in the black community worse was always the plan.

Last year, Obama called for going easy on violent criminals just like in Europe where 10 years for murder is considered a severe sentence. The length of prison sentences for rape would also have to be cut by at least 20 percent to comply with European standards. And when these “good fellow citizens” get out, they have a right to be your “good murderer neighbor” or “good rapist neighbor.”

Obama’s HUD has warned landlords that criminals are protected under the Fair Housing Act since due to “widespread racial and ethnic disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, criminal history-based restrictions on access to housing are likely disproportionately to burden African-Americans and Hispanics”. Freeing black drug dealers also disproportionately burdens the African-American communities where they do business and shoot each other, and denying safe homes to black families living in the areas where criminals are most likely to set up shop is equally terrible.

But there is no moral logic at work here. Only the remorseless political logic of progressive power.

Disparate impact is the monster lurking in the cellar of civil rights. Once you reject the idea that black communities and individuals bear any responsibility for their actions, any disparate impact can only be due to racism. Poverty, broken families, higher crime rates and school discipline rates are purely the products of racial bias. And their existence justifies unlimited government intervention.

Inflicting misery on black people empowers government. This is the twisted liberal version of slavery.

Many black reformers understood that civil rights was less about helping them than about endowing white liberals with unlimited power in a world where the nationwide economic disaster that allowed FDR to impose the New Deal’s drastic economic authority no longer seemed likely to recur. Sensible reformers like Senator Moynihan who actually wanted to holistically tackle the problems of the black community would always be outnumbered by fake outraged reformers who wanted to worsen them. 

If everything is racist, then everything must be controlled. We can see that on campuses where political correctness has outlawed everything from Halloween costumes to raising your hand in safe spaces. But disparate impact is the perfect weapon for imposing unlimited control over everything nationwide.

Disparate impact is the perfect Swiss Army Knife of the totalitarian left because it can be applied to anything. Disparate effect can be used to argue that crime rates are the product of racism and that the entire criminal justice system must be overhauled until arrest, trial and conviction rates are equal across racial lines. And until this impossible outcome can be achieved, it also means that anything that disproportionately impacts criminals is also racist.

That means background checks for jobs and apartment rentals. And of course it doesn’t stop there.

School graduation rates must also be made equivalent. And until that somehow happens, hiring only high school or college graduates is a policy that also has a disproportionate racial impact. If you think this is farfetched, the Supreme Court in 1971 ruled that a high school diploma requirement is racist. A few years ago the EEOC claimed that requiring a high school diploma might also violate the Americans with Disabilities Act. A year earlier, the EEOC insisted that a trucking company was in violation of the ADA for suspending an alcoholic truck driver and referring him to substance abuse counseling.

Define a persecuted class, whether it’s drug dealers or alcoholics, then reverse cause and effect, and even the most common sense courses of action become forms of discrimination to be controlled.

And then we end up with a right for rapists to rent your ground floor and drivers with a drinking problem to drive eighteen-wheelers next to your compact car.

As long as a problem exists, it will have a disparate impact. And the worse the disparate impact, the more power can be amassed in addressing it. But the disparate impact is the effect, not the cause. Reversing cause and effect allows the government to go into business fighting the various outcomes of problems, whether it’s alcoholism or fatherlessness, without ever addressing the actual causes.

And to worsen those causes to increase misery and inflate their own power whenever they can.

An Urban Institute report a few years ago found that, “The percentage of black children born to unmarried mothers… tripled between the early 1960s and 2009.” The findings in the Moynihan Report have only grown worse and the fundamental causes have not changed. Without healthy families, there can be no healthy communities. And without healthy families and communities, there will be far fewer healthy individuals. Crime and unemployment rates will continue to be “disproportionately” high.

And that’s a free gift to a political movement built on destroying the black community for fun and profit, expanding the scope of its own power and organizations by creating and feeding off human misery.

The road ahead is simple. Worsen the problems in the black community. Promise to treat them by expanding the scope of disparate impact to address any interaction between the negative social outcomes and the rest of the country until everything is racist and everything is controlled.

That’s the way to deprive everyone of their rights and their futures under the guise of civil rights.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/262413/everything-racist-everything-must-be-controlled-daniel-greenfield

So Why Exactly Did Barack Obama Choose To Become A Christian?

Following Jesus is a choice. 

Only you can make that choice for yourself.

Barack Obama claims to be a Christian and it won him a lot of Christian votes and support over the years.

Given the political and moral choices Obama has made in his presidency, I personally find it very difficult to view him as anything less than a Christian in disastrous error, and that’s at best.

In so many ways, Obama has abandoned everything that biblical Christianity stands for.

So when Gary DeMar asks the question about why Obama actually wanted to become a Christian in the first place, I can’t help but wonder in equal fascination.

What is it about the desire of God the Father who adopts humanity into his family as children of God that speaks to Obama, who when first given the job as president reenacted the funding of abortion not in the United States but in poor, foreign nations?

And what was it about God’s design for sexuality in the context of marriage, a man and a woman united  for life, that makes Obama give glory to Jesus when a convenient “evolution” on homosexuality and redefining marriage came only after Christians had voted him into power?

One more thing that occurs to me is why choose Christianity when Obama always speaks using doctrinal precision and respectful clarity as he explains the “truth” of Islam but only manages vague, unbiblical terminology such as “happy holidays” and a whole lot of criticism when discussing Christianity and its various festivals and holy seasons? 

If you’ve never asked these questions, perhaps you should.

If you think it somehow doesn’t affect you but you enjoy living in a society that has long benefited from the fruits of Christian presence and principle, perhaps it’s time to take an interest.

President Obama claims to be a Christian. Claiming that Obama’s a Muslim will get you a seat on the nutter bench. Rush Limbaugh had some questions about the way President Obama seems to attack Christianity while praising Islam every chance he gets.

Why did President Obama use his message at the Islamic Society of Baltimore once again scold Christians when it’s Muslims who are wrecking havoc around the world, including here in the United States. This is from the Christian Post:

“As hundreds of thousands of Christians, Yazidis and other religious minorities have been forced out of their homes in Iraq and Syria or have been slaughtered for their faith during [the Islamic States’] rise to power, human rights and religious freedom advocates have been calling on the Obama administration for several months to label the situation as a ‘genocide’ — arguing that the terminology has an impact in the manner on how urgently the global community responds to end the crisis.

“[The Islamic State] has become notorious for its brutal executions, kidnappings and selling of religious minority girls to jihadis through sex slave markets. According to a recent report by the United Nations, over 18,800 people have been killed in Iraq since 2014, while over 3,500 women and children remain captured as slaves.”

Here’s some of what Rush said on his February 4th broadcast:

“Folks, I have a question. Barack Obama, he goes into this radical mosque in Baltimore yesterday [2/3/16], he talks about how Islam has always been part of the fabric of America, and I stopped. I said, ‘Really?’ I didn’t know that. I didn’t know that Islam had always been such a major, major part of America. But, anyway, he’s constantly talking it up, is he not? President Obama is routinely defending it, talking it up, promoting it.

“He talks about how awesome Islam is all the time, one of the most beautiful sounds he’s ever heard is the morning call to prayer in an Islamic country. He says it’s the most peaceful, most giving religion out there, that the mosque call . . . to prayer [is] one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. And, at the same time, he’s out there, and look what he says about Christians. He says he is one. Look, he talks about ’em as bitter clingers and they hold on to their guns when they’re nervous.

*****

“My question is, given all this, why did he choose to become a Christian? I’ve always wondered that. He’s such a defender and promoter of Islam, and, on the other hand, he and his party are constantly denigrating Christians. I don’t care what the issue is, whether it’s guns, whether it’s gay marriage, any cultural or social issue, or the bitter clinger comments. I’ve always wondered about this.”

The study of American history proves without a doubt that Christianity had the most significant role in its founding, not Islam. One of the United States’ first international enemies after its founding was with Islamists who were kidnapping Christians and selling them into slavery.1

When President Obama spoke at Georgetown University in 2012, “the White House told the Catholic school to cover up all religious signs and symbols, including the small letters IHS displayed inside the triangular pediment directly behind and above where the President would stand since the 3 letters signify the name of Jesus Christ.” (H/T: Gateway Pundit)

The image on the left (below) shows the IHS Christogram uncovered. The image on the right shows President Obama perched under the triangular pediment but with the IHS letters covered with a sheet of plywood painted black.

Compare the censorship of a Christian symbol to what took place at the Islamic Society of Baltimore where President Obama spoke on February 3rd. Not a single Muslim symbol was covered. Obama can be seen surrounded by the word “Allah” that is “written 99 times in Arabic calligraphy.”

A large image of “Allah” written in Arabic calligraphy can be seen above President Obama’s head as he’s giving his talk. These images are copyrighted, so I can’t post them here. You can see them here and here.

Also, Korans were passed out to the White House staff. Where were Americans United for Separation of Church and State, the ACLU, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation? Is it not a violation of the separation of church and state? Only if the religion is Christianity.

1. There are some who will ask, “Didn’t Christians support slavery?” Not to exonerate Christians who supported slavery, but it’s clear that Islamists were involved in the African slave trade on an enormous scale. “Some historians estimate that between A.D. 650 and 1900, 10 to 20 million people were enslaved by Arab slave traders. Others believe over 20 million enslaved Africans alone had been delivered through the trans-Sahara route alone to the Islamic world. Dr. John Alembellah Azumah in his 2001 book, The Legacy of Arab-Islam in Africa estimates that over 80 million Black people more died en route.” (H/T: Atlanta Blackstar) The point is, there’s enough guilt to go around. It bears mentioning, however, that it was Christians who were at the forefront of the anti-slavery movement. Let’s not forget that slavery, torture, mutilation, and executions are performed by Muslims today. 

http://godfatherpolitics.com/obama-attacks-and-censors-christianity-but-praises-islam/

Europe Offers Muslim Immigrants “Cultural Comics” Teaching Them To Not Beat Women And Children, Not Sexually Assault Women In Bikinis

You won’t see this in the mainstream media but I encourage you to spread the links far and wide until everyone is as informed and disgusted as they ought to be.

Earlier this evening, we noted that the western German town of Bornheim has banned adult male asylum seekers from its indoor public pool after some German women complained of harassment.

“There have been complaints of sexual harassment and chatting-up going on in this swimming pool … by groups of young men, and this has prompted some women to leave (the premises),” the town’s deputy mayor said.

Bornheim, as it turns out, is just a stone’s throw away from Cologne where a wave of sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by men of “Arab origin” at a New Year’s Eve festival has mushroomed into a bloc-wide scandal.

Now, officials from across Europe are struggling to deflect criticism and devise a way to ensure that women are safe in large crowds.

As we documented on Thursday, Switzerland has adopted an Austrian cartoon flyer for its upcoming Lucerne carnival. The pictogram lays out various instances of accepted behavior such as kissing and praying, while making it clear that flying into a mad rage and open-hand slapping women and small children is frowned upon in polite society.

  
Well now, in a story that combines the concern about public pools and the effort to dissuade lewd behavior with cartoons, The Local reports that “in Bavaria, swimming pools have issued leaflets with simple pictorial instructions on behaviour for migrants who may never have swum in public before.”

Officials dreamed up the leaflets in 2013 after witnessing an increasing number of “problems” at the city’s 18 public swimming pools.

“The ground rule of respect for women – whatever clothing they’re wearing – is unfortunately not respected by all our swimmers. That’s why there is an explicit indication about it,” a Munich city spokesman said.

The “explicit indication” the spokesman mentions is a slightly creepy first-person view of a hand reaching out to touch the behind of an unsuspecting female swimmer:

   
That is unacceptable, as is drowing others (#4 below), pushing women into the pool (#3 below), and leaping from the side onto a screaming blonde (#7 below).

Here is the full cartoon which you are encouraged to review in its entirety if you are an asylum seeker that plans on swimming in Bavaria.

  
We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that this is the same logic employed by Cologne mayor Henriette Reker who, in the wake of the New Year’s Eve assaults, suggested that one solution to the “problem” would be to “explain to people from other cultures that the jolly and frisky attitude during our Carnival is not a sign of sexual openness.” Neither is wearing a bikini.

We’ll close with a modified version of what we said on Thursday with regard to the Austrian pictograph: “…whether the cartoons will be successful in taming the refugees’ more base instincts, stop by a Bavarian public pool to find out.”

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-01-15/cartoon-germany-gives-refugees-public-swimming-pools

“I Had Fingers In Every Orifice”: European Women At The Mercy Of Islam

I hope the title makes you feel ill – that’s why I used this quote from one of the myriad European women who were sexually assaulted by Muslim men over the new year period.

Sometimes, you need to actually see the very worst things in life rather than be protected from them by clever euphemisms and the like.

Hear about massive groups of Muslim men sticking their hands in “every orifice” of a woman who happened to be in the wrong place should make us all feel pretty disgusted.

No matter where that disgust starts, it should end with Islam, the ideology and belief system that tells these men that women are trash (especially white Westerners) for whom sexual assault and rape by Muslims is a great honour they are not worthy of but will nonetheless receive.

Here are some of the accounts of these traumatised women:

On New Year’s Eve there were simultaneous attacks on women by large groups of “southern-looking” men in at least seven major German cities. Most of the news stories have been about Cologne, but similar events occurred n Stuttgart, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and other cities. The modus operandi was the same everywhere: massive numbers of young Middle Eastern or North African men, gathering suddenly as if it had been planned in advance, and harassing, robbing, groping, molesting, and even raping young women who were out for the evening’s celebrations.

A similar situation was reported in Helsinki, but the Finnish authorities were tipped in advance and managed to avoid the worst by arresting the ringleaders.

Now we learn that the Groping Jihad also came to Austria. The following account from OE24.at: describes the events between Christmas and New Year’s in Salzburg and Vienna. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation:

Sex-Mob also rampaged in Austria
Germany is in a state of shock. Now in Austria as well victims are breaking their silence.

“One guy took my friend in a choke hold. He kissed her and licked her face.” Sabrina S. (name changed) is still in shock (see interview below). On December 26th she and her friends went to visit a new club in the historic district of Salzburg. On their way home the young women were attacked at around 2 am by a gang of ten to fifteen foreign young men.

Warning on Facebook

The friends sent off a warning via Facebook. “To all girls. Please be very careful, if you’re walking in girl groups or alone in the Salzburg historic district.” The friends didn’t report the incident. “We just were not aware of the bigger picture and greater scope of this attack.”

Robert Holzleitner from the office of the district attorney Salzburg, confirmed: “There are many reports because of sexual attacks.” He did not disclose any detailed numbers.
The Salzburg Police has knowledge of incidents like the one Sabrina S. has experienced. Why are these incidents not reported by the victims? “Those are sex crimes. The protection of victims is very important,” says the police spokesperson Valerie Hillebrand. That there is political pressure to conceal sex crimes committed by young foreigners is not the case.

Vienna: Another sex-mob riot

Vienna was also affected. One reader reported of incidents on the Calafati Plaza on Silvester night [New Year’s Eve]: Young women were groped, harassed and molested by foreign men. According to the police, there have been no reports filed.

In Cologne over 100 reports have been made by victims so far. Yesterday the first three offenders were arrested. Germany is in a state of shock after the attacks were first ignored by the media. The ZDF admitted that it was a mistake not to report about this topic from the get-go.

Victim Sabrina S.: “We were completely at the mercy of these men”

ÖSTERREICH: What happened that night?

Sabrina: We were on our way from the Griesgasse headed to the Staatsbrücke, when about 15 meters ahead of us, a group of men started to scream and began to walk towards us. Everything went so fast, and we didn’t have any time to react. But we instinctively realized that they were going to cross a red line.

ÖSTERREICH: Were you hurt?

Sabrina: I wasn’t; I was all the way in the front. But my two friends were held down by the men. They still tried to force the men to leave them alone, but it was to no avail. They were overpowered. One of my friends then was taken into a choke hold; her face disappeared in his jacket. He then started to forcibly kiss her and he licked her face up and down. She said that at that point she didn’t have any strength left to try and free herself, she was completely at his mercy.

ÖSTERREICH: How did you manage to help them?

Sabrina: I walked towards them and I took the hand of the guy who had my friend in the chokehold, and I just grabbed his hand and pushed it away. She then managed to punch him with her fist right between his legs. But everything went so fast. And our other friend was also being held, though hey didn’t touch her as close as that.
ÖSTERREICH: Did you call the police?

Sabrina: No, because we just weren’t aware of the full scope of this incident. And we were really shook up. But once we published the whole thing on Facebook, that’s when we finally started to realize that this was a much larger problem, and that so many more girls and women were affected by these attacks and went through similar experiences. Many wrote me that they too had been harassed and molested at the same spot, or by the train station or by the Makartsteg. One girl told me that during the Silvester night she nearly got dragged away by a gang of men in front of the town hall. But some people who were passing by helped her free herself. And anyway, we can’t even give a description of the offenders.

http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/01/sabrinas-story-the-groping-jihad-comes-to-austria/#more-38378

Dangers In The Middle East: Erdogan And Turkey’s Rise

So I figured there should be a series on this because there’s plenty of dangers and they are all part of a beautiful harmony with each playing its own special part to usher in a new generation of trouble for the world.

This round goes to Turkey, where The Third Reich is fast becoming the model for good governance.

Robert Ellis brings the words:

Turkey’s President Erdogan has referred to Hitler’s Germany as a model for a new presidential system, but this should come as no surprise.

Totalitarian leaders of the 20th century were known variously as Der Führer (Germany), Il Duce (Italy), Generalissimo (Spain) and El Maximo Lider (Cuba) and now neo-Ottoman Turkey has its Reis (leader), Recep Tayyip Erdogan. There will even be a Turkish film about Erdogan with the same title.

After the defeat of Ottoman Turkey in the First World War, Turkish general Mustafa Kemal and his fellow nationalists laid the foundations of a modern, secular republic in 1923, but this process has gradually been reversed since Erdogan and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002.

The AKP came to power with the promise of clean governance but before long it was business as usual with an amnesty to cover tax fraud and an amended public procurement law to render state tenders opaque.

The AK party set out to redress the imbalance created by Atatürk’s reforms and restore the role of religion in public life. Both the preamble and Article 24 of Turkey’s secular constitution stipulate that no one shall be allowed to exploit religion for the purpose of personal or political influence, but nevertheless this is what they have done.

Four years ago Erdogan stated that it was the AK party’s aim to raise a religious generation, and this is what they are well on their way to doing. There has been an explosive increase in the budget allocated to the Religious Affairs Directorate and in the number of Koran courses. Religious high schools (imam-hatip schools) also play a major role in the AKP’s plans to transform Turkish society.

In 2002 they had 60,000 students but now there are more than one and a half million. Originally planned to train imams, they are intended to provide the cadres for “the new Turkey”. President Erdogan is himself an imam-hatip graduate and their alumni hold key posts in the administration.

The gradual control by the AKP government of all aspects of Turkish society resembles Nazi Germany’s policy of ‘Gleichschaltung’ (coordination). Like Hitler’s elimination of Ernest Röhm and his Brownshirts, Erdogan has turned on his former ally, Fehullah Gülen, a Turkish cleric resident in Pennsylvania, and his followers in the Hizmet (‘service’) movement.

In 2007 the Turkish military declared themselves to be “the absolute defenders of secularism”, but with the support of members of the Gülen community in the police and judiciary Erdoğan crushed military and secular opposition in a series of show trials. However, the revelations of large-scale government corruption two years ago led to accusations by Erdogan of “a judicial coup” by the Gülen movement, which has led to a purge of thousands of police officers, judges and prosecutors, who Erdogan claimed formed “a parallel state”.

Like the Nazi ‘Sondergerichte’ (special courts), specially authorized courts were established to deal with the AKP government’s political opponents, but these have been replaced by special criminal courts, where extensive authority is granted to single judges. This move is part of a restructuring of the legal system, which has strengthened the government’s control of the judiciary.

A symbiotic relationship has also developed between Erdogan, the AK party and the business world with a system of “crony capitalism”, where companies are awarded lucrative contracts in return for donations to, for example, the Youth and Education Service Foundation (TÜRGEV), where Erdogan’s son Bilal sits on the board.

Consequently, companies that do not toe the line are made to feel the government’s wrath. In 2009 the Dogan Media Group, Turkey’s largest, was hit by two massive tax fines after coverage of corruption in AKP circles, and Bank Asya, which was connected to the Gülen movement, and the Ipek Media Group have been taken over by the government. There is also an ongoing purge of journalists, academics and anyone critical of Erdogan’s regime, who are denounced as traitors.

The main threat to Erdoğan’s rule is Turkey’s faltering growth together with the increase in unemployment and inflation. There is also the blowback from Syria as a result of Turkey’s ideologically determined support of groups such as ISIS and al-Nusra Front. In addition, Erdogan’s hateful rhetoric and an escalating war against the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) now threaten to split Turkey and leave the country permanently divided.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/261344/president-erdogan-and-turkish-reich-robert-ellis

The Slippery Slope From Transgendered To Transracial To Trasabled To Transpecies To Transaged…Seriously!!

When you decide that reality itself can be reinterpreted based upon feelings, your society is doomed.

This is the West today.

In an eagerness to ignore God, our society is wiling to plumb any depths it seems. Pretending the universe has no creator was the beginning of believing and endorsing a whole host of stupid things from the idea that life arose spontaneously to morality being a personalised pick-and-choose buffet bar.

And just when we had been promised that the slippery slope our society has been practically falling down is actually non-existent, we have plummeted to a new level of insanity.

Michael brown offers the diagnosis:

What if I told you that there was a married man with 7 children who left his wife and kids and now lives with another family where he believes he is a 6-year-old girl? Would you say that he had serious mental and emotional issues and needed professional help?

That would be the expected reaction, but today, we must expect the unexpected. And so, we are now told that this man is both transgender and transager. Some people are even celebrating this madness.

I kid you not.

So, we have Bruce Jenner, woman of the year, the world’s most famous example of transgender identity.

We have Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who identifies as black, a prominent example of being transracial.

Then there’s Jewel Shuping, who blinded herself so her mind could be in harmony with her body. She is now a poster woman for being transabled.

There’s also Gary Matthews, aka “Boomer,” who believes he’s a dog, apparently an example of being trans-species.

And now there’s Paul Woscht, known today as Stefonkee, who “thinks he is actually a six year-old girl—not just a woman, but a six year-old girl—stuck in the body of a 50-something man.”

As reported by Ashley Rae Goldenberg, “At age 46, Wolscht deserted his wife and his seven children to live his ‘true’ life.”

As he explains, “I can’t deny I was married. I can’t deny I have children. But I’ve moved forward now and I’ve gone back to being a child. I don’t want to be an adult right now, and I just live my life like I couldn’t when I was in school.”
I wonder if his ex-wife thinks that her former husband has “moved forward”? I wonder if his children think their father has “moved forward”?

Woscht now has a new family, with, he says, an “adopted mummy and daddy who are totally comfortable with me being a little girl. And their children, and their grandchildren, are totally supportive. … We have a great time. We color, we do kids stuff. It’s called play therapy. No medication, no suicide thoughts. And I just get to play.”

This man needs serious help, not just “play therapy” that affirms his confusion. And to the extent that he willfully abandoned his family, he needs to repent and seek forgiveness.

How has the transgender community related to this latest example of what must be dubbed “transanity” (a term I have used several times before)?

One group, the Canada-based Transgender Project, made a full-length documentary about Wolscht, explaining that, “We met Stefonkee Wolscht first in the documentary Paul Wears Dresses. … Like a large percentage of the transgender population, Stefonkee Wolscht knows first hand what it’s like to be homeless, unemployed and in fear for her personal safety.”

To repeat: This poor man needs serious, professional help—either spiritual, emotional, mental or all three. It is love, not hate, that motivates me to write this, since I do not mock “Stefonkee”—I pity him.

Really now, is there no point at which transadvocates will admit that there is a problem, or that, rather than affirm someone’s perceived identify, they should question it? Is there no limit?

It’s bad enough to believe that Paul is a woman trapped in a man’s body (from all we know, this is entirely a matter of his own perception and has nothing to do with biology or chromosomes). But it’s even crazier to believe that he is a little girl trapped in a middle-aged man’s body.
Based on what empirical data? Based on what verifiable facts, rather than on his own distorted feelings? Will anyone dare argue that he actually has the brain of a little girl?

To give you an idea of how far these things go, there are academic studies on “Species Identity Disorder” (what I referred to earlier as being “trans-species”), including articles like, “Furries and the Limits of Species Identity Disorder: A Response to Gerbasi et al.,” by Fiona Probyn-Rapsey of the University of Sydney, published in 2011 by the scholarly journal Society & Animals (vol. 19).

Yes, “furries” are people who identify as animals, and as noted in the abstract to the article, “Species identity disorder is modeled on gender identity disorder, itself a highly controversial diagnosis that has been criticized for pathologizing homosexuality and transgendered people.”

I’m certainly not putting all these people into the exact same category (it seems apparent that Rachel Dolezal’s issues are very different than those of Paul Wolscht), but what’s clear is that all these people have something in common—from “Boomer” who believes he’s a dog to “Stefonkee” who believes he’s a little girl, from “Caitlyn” who believes he’s a woman to Jewel who believes she should be blind.

They all have some deep psychological issues, and, rather than celebrating them, we should pray for them as well as pray for professionals to help them find wholeness.

I’m sure Wolscht must have been deeply conflicted and troubled in order to abandon his family and live in denial of his past.

And there’s obviously something terribly tragic about the thought of a grown man wearing a dress and playing with little children all day, while his own children have lost their dad and his wife has lost her soulmate.

So, to repeat, I am not here to mock him but to pity him.

Yet I am here to expose the insanity of affirming people’s perceptions, whatever those perceptions might be.

The transgender movement is about to hit a wall called reality, and the crash will be painful indeed.

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/53811-the-father-of-7-who-believes-he-s-a-6-year-old-girl

Too Soon To Link Middle Eastern Terrorists Who Massacred 14 People In San Bernadino To “Terrorism”?

We’ve all asked the question ‘when is too soon?’

When is it too soon to start dating again?

When is it too soon to make a joke about the downed Malaysian Airlines planes?

When is it too soon to start demanding your inheritance from dying family member States?

And these are all important questions.

But what about this other question: when will it be it too late?

San Bernardino shooting: FBI expresses caution on terrorism link; pipe bombs and ammo found in shooters’ home

The FBI says it is too soon to say what led a young couple to kill 14 people at a Christmas party in California, with federal agents saying it is premature to label the attack terrorism.
Key points:

Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik opened fire on Christmas party, killing 14, injuring 21

FBI says it is premature to label attack terrorism

Pipe bomb-like devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition found at couple’s home

Farook left party after apparent dispute, then returned with Malik

“A degree of planning” went into attack, police chief says

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, who had a six-month-old daughter together, were killed in a shootout with police after Wednesday’s massacre at the Inland Regional Centre social services agency in the city of San Bernardino.

“We cannot rule anything out at this point,” said David Bowdich, the FBI’s assistant director in Los Angeles.

“There was obviously a mission here. We know that. We do not know why.

“It would be irresponsible of me to call this terrorism. The FBI defines terrorism very specifically. That is the big question for us, is what is the motivation for this.”

Police said a raid of a townhouse believed to have been used by the couple yielded flash drives, computers and mobile phones that would be checked to see if they had been browsing on jihadist websites or social media.

Twelve pipe bomb-like devices and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found at the home.

“Rest assured that we will get to the bottom of this,” US president Barack Obama said.

“It is possible that this was terrorist-related, but we don’t know. It is also possible that this was workplace-related.”

San Bernardino police chief Jarrod Burguan said the attack may have been an act of terrorism but that a motive had not yet been determined.

He also said 21 people were wounded, four more than previously stated.

Ten people remained hospitalised at two local hospitals — two in critical but stable condition, three in fair condition and five in stable condition, the hospitals said.

‘Some degree of planning’

Farook had worked for the San Bernardino county health department for five years and neither he nor his wife were known to law enforcement.

It would be irresponsible of me to call this terrorism – the FBI defines terrorism very specifically.

That is the big question for us, is what is the motivation for this.

David Bowdich, FBI assistant director in Los Angeles

The couple, who dropped off their baby daughter with Farook’s mother shortly before the rampage, were dressed in military-style gear and carried assault weapons and semi-automatic handguns as they burst into an auditorium rented out for the holiday party at Inland Regional Centre.

Mr Burguan said Farook had attended the party, organised by the health department, and left after an apparent dispute, only to return a short time later with Malik.

He said Farook and his wife had fired between 65 and 75 rounds during the attack at a social services centre that entailed “a degree of planning”.

Explosives rigged to a remote-controlled car were also found at the scene of the carnage, but the device failed to go off, he said.

He said 1,600 rounds of ammunition were found on the couple and in their car following the police shootout in which they died.

About 5,000 additional rounds, 12 pipe bomb-type explosive devices and bomb-making material were found at the home the couple shared.

“Nobody just gets upset at a party, goes home and puts together that kind of elaborate scheme,” Mr Burguan said.

“There was some planning that went into this.”

Farook’s brother-in-law, Farhan Khan, said he had no clue what prompted the carnage.

“I am in shock that something like this could happen,” he said.

Farook, Malik ‘living the American dream’

Local media quoted one of Farook’s co-workers as saying he had travelled to Saudi Arabia where he met his Pakistani-born wife.

 FBI and police continue their investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where two suspects were shot by police following a mass shooting in San Bernardino

PHOTO: FBI and police continue their investigation around the area of the SUV vehicle where the two suspects were shot by police. (Reuters: Mike Blake)

The couple appeared to be “living the American dream,” Patrick Baccari, a fellow inspector who shared a cubicle with Farook and who survived the carnage, said.

Mr Baccari and other co-workers told the Los Angeles Times that Farook was a devout Muslim who kept to himself and rarely discussed religion at work.

“He never struck me as a fanatic, he never struck me as suspicious,” Griselda Reisinger, who worked with Farook until changing jobs in May, told the Times.

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Los Angeles, said the couple had been married for two years and “had a good life”.

“We don’t know the motive yet,” he told NPR news.

“This could be a workplace rage, this could be a result of some of instability, mental instability, or it could (be) some twisted ideological belief.”

Yeah. Too soon to call it.

I mean, who doesn’t drop their kids off at the grandparents before a minor mass murder spree at the local old folks home?

Or maybe it just is Islam after a