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Wake Up America! Islam is Not the Girl Scouts! It’s a Radical Political Movement of Death

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Tolerance toward Islam has turned into an apology crusade that is helping Islam inflict terror on America.

Day after day, year after year since 9/11, we have been advised by the Left that there is a “moderate Islam” and a “radical Islam.” Really; that’s like saying there was moderate Japanese torture against the Chinese versus the brutal version.  And how about those “moderate” concentration camps Hitler used against Jews: You know, the ones with less gas for echo-friendly purposes. Of course I’ve always been a fan of Stalin’s “moderate” Gulags opposed to those nasty, filthy ones.

Since 9/11 Americans have been told do not to refer to Islam as violent or evil, despite Islam’s 1400 year history of brutal violence inflicted upon the world. And never mind Islam demands take over and control the world, America must apologize for Islam’s aggressive history and every brutish act it incurs upon mankind. After all, America made Islam sadistic, not Mohammad and his followers!

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Furthermore, since 9/11 more people have been brainwashed into believing Christianity has a radical, forceful side that brutalized the world. Those people either believe the Borgias invented Christianity, or these self-loathing apologists are simply looking for any excuse to demean Christianity because Christ’s redemption is too soppy and the Ten Commandments accountability really sucks for occupying leftists.

Of course when it comes to defending Islam, it never hurts to inflict whitewashed Crusade history into the Islam versus Christianity argument. This always helps make Islam appear tolerant. Islam may have stormed the West, conquered Spain, North Africa and Middle East, terrorized the world for 400 years with its Holy Wars while Christians turned the other cheek–before realizing self-defense is actually justified–but we must ignore facts and make sure defensive Crusaders look like pillaging, plundering, blood-thirsty brutes that savaged Islam and forced all Muslims to convert to Christianity.

If that were true, Mohammad’s waged war for expansion through forced conversion by the sword would have failed while he was alive. If the above were true, Islam would have ceased to exist and the Middle East today would be Jewish and Christian.And Caftans would be mini dresses!

The fact is Islam demands all people living under its rule convert to Islam, not live and worship as they choose.

But facts are to be ignored in lieu of blaming Christians and America for everything wrong in the world.

That leads us to “tolerance,” the one word that is permitting Islamic terror to infiltrate the United States, as it has in Europe, and spread its political terror and death.

Americans are told by leaders and leftist media warriors that we must “tolerate” Islam, be “tolerant” toward Muslims, or be designated racists and an Islamophobes. The problem is, as we continue tolerating Islam and its militant teachings further, we are inviting more Boston and Fort Hood bombings and shootings, as well as another 9/11.

Tolerance is giving a free pass to a violent, political movement whose goal is death, not peace. 

As Islam expert Dr. Robert Spencer explains

Christians today are being kidnapped, imprisoned, wrongly arrested, beaten, and murdered — not because of anything they have done, but because they have dared to believe…beliefs that are considered blasphemous in authoritative Islam. And it is hardly better elsewhere in the Islamic world: nowhere in majority-Muslim countries today do people who believe these things enjoy full equality of rights with Muslims…We see jihadists attacking Christians with increasing fury. We also see the world largely yawning and indifferent as all this goes on… Muslims, by contrast, are in the daily mainstream media playlets always cast as non-Western, nonwhite, poor, and oppressed, but wise and serene in their victimization.

 

This is why it is imperative we relish paintings of Christ made out of urine and feces and “tolerate” the execution of anyone who dares publish cartoons of Mohammad.

Always be intolerant of Christians and Jews, but never poke fun at Islam, it might insult Islam!

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What about the fact Islam persecutes its own people through violent honor killings called for by the Koran and Sharia Law? What about Islam’s raping and beating Muslim women (leftists will argue non-Muslims beat their wives and rape women as well, but the Bible and Christianity does NOT commend violence against humanity) as well as torturing and murdering gay Muslims, because homosexuality must be extinguished in Islam?

Forget it; never assume “Muslim extremists” represent Islam despite what the Koran states. The Left won’t hear of it.

Islam is aided by the Left, which adores Islam for the fact that Islam is out to destroy the world and all non-Muslims, especially Christians and Jews, whom the Left and anti-Catholic Christians seeking to use the Church as a punching bag, have always hated.

But Islam is an extreme ideology seeking destruction of all non-Muslims, i.e. infidels—and that includes leftists prostrating themselves to an enemy that will kill those useful idiots unless they convert to Islam.

According to ex-Muslim and author of The Pigman Bosch Fawstin:

Islam is a political religion; the idea of a separation of Mosque and State is unheard of in the Muslim world. Islam has a doctrine of warfare, Jihad, which is fought in order to establish Islamic (“Sharia”) Law, which is, by nature, totalitarian. Sharia Law calls for, among other things: the dehumanization of women; the flogging/stoning/killing of adulterers; and the killing of homosexuals, apostates and critics of Islam. All of this is part of orthodox Islam, not some “extremist” form of it. If jihadists were actually “perverting a great religion,” Muslims would have been able to discredit them on Islamic grounds and they would have done so by now. The reason they can’t is because jihadists are acting according to the words of Allah, the Muslim God. From the Koran:“Slay the idolators wherever you find them…” Chapter 9, verse 5 “When you encounter the unbelievers, strike off their heads until you have made a great slaughter among them….” Ch. 47:4″

 

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Everything about Islam violates Natures Laws and the Constitution’s Bill of Rights which upholds every individual’s human rights given to all people by birthright.

Nothing in Islam or the Koran conveys love everyone or there would not be calls for killing all non-Muslims. Christ commanded “love your enemy” and “love your neighbor as yourself,” Mohammad commanded kill all the unbelievers. Christ said “follow me,” not follow me or I’ll kill you, so believing in Christ is a free-will choice for each individual. It doesn’t work that way in Islam where everyone must submit or die.

Also, Christ never carried a sword or murdered anyone as Mohammad did as he violently slaughtered his way across the globe, making people die for him.

No matter how many facts are placed before the Left, who adores destructive extremists, Islam must be the victim and America and Christianity the racist extremists. It’s the only way to level the field of liberty—literally.

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Refusing to call Islam the enemy empowers Islamic terror. Objecting to identifying Islam as what it is—a movement of political violence against the world—empowers and enables Islamic violence seeking world takeover.

If Baby Killer Kermit Gosnell Tortured Animals to Death Versus Black Babies The Left Would Demand His Life

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If 20 pregnant women and 20 pregnant dogs were lined up before a firing squad and fired on, which group’s potential murder would the Left be most horrified over; dogs or human beings?

By the way the Left is ignoring Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell’s torturous murders of born children in his abortion clinic; I have to assume the Left’s horror only extends to the killing of animals and not human beings—unless of course it’s the killing of an Islamic terrorist, then all hell will break loose and we’ll see riots in the streets for the dead terrorist.

Maybe that’s why the Left is ignoring Kermit Gosnell: He’s a medical terrorist who performed abortions in the most heinous manner imaginable.

Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell regularly delivered live babies and murdered them. This news is not important to the left wing, pro-abortion mainstream media, because Dr. Gosnell did not slaughter kittens and puppies.

Gosnell “catered to women” who could not get abortions legally, because they were 20 weeks to six months or more into their pregnancies.

Gosnell’s abortion procedures went beyond anything conceived of. Anyone who reads the “Report Of The Grand Jury” will think they are reading the script to a violent horror movie:

This case is about a doctor who killed babies and endangered women. What we mean is that he regularly and illegally delivered live, viable, babies in the third trimester of pregnancy – and then murdered these newborns by severing their spinal cords with scissors. The medical practice by which he carried out this business was a filthy fraud in which he overdosed his patients with dangerous drugs, spread venereal disease among them with infected instruments, perforated their wombs and bowels – and, on at least two occasions, caused their deaths. Over the years, many people came to know that something was going on here. But no one put a stop to it.

 

Making things worse, Gosnell’s employees were not nurses or doctors; they pretended to be licensed medical practitioners, making diagnoses and performing medical procedures only licensed, schooled medical doctors or nurses can perform.

Despite screams of pain from mothers and birthed babies being tortured to death, these so-called “doctors” ignored it all. The horrific style was part of “Gosnell’s approach…,” “keep volume high, expenses low – and break the law.”

According the Grand Jury:

Gosnell’s approach, whenever possible, was to force full labor and delivery of premature infants on ill-informed women. The women would check in during the day, make payment, and take labor-inducing drugs. The doctor wouldn’t appear until evening, often 8:00, 9:00, or 10:00 p.m., and only then deal with any of the women who were ready to deliver.”

If that wasn’t enough:

Many of them gave birth before he even got there. By maximizing the pain and danger for his patients, he minimized the work, and cost, for himself and his staff. The policy, in effect, was labor without labor. There remained, however, a final difficulty. When you perform late-term ‘abortions’ by inducing labor, you get babies. Live, breathing, squirming babies. By 24 weeks, most babies born prematurely will survive if they receive appropriate medical care. But that was not what the Women’s Medical Society was about. Gosnell had a simple solution for the unwanted babies he delivered: he killed them. He didn’t call it that. He called it “ensuring fetal demise.” The way he ensured fetal demise was by sticking scissors into the back of the baby’s neck and cutting the spinal cord. He called that “snipping.’

 

Just imagine veterinarians performing such vile procedures on animals. Animals rights activists already scream bloody murder over pet shops and “puppy mills,” but never put their efforts against abuse into fighting the murder of human beings, specifically babies born in abortion clinics where doctors order their murders.

According to investigators:

Medical equipment – such as the defibrillator, the EKG, the pulse oximeter, the blood pressure cuff – was generally broken; even when it worked, it wasn’t used. The emergency exit was padlocked shut. And scattered throughout, in cabinets, in the basement, in a freezer, in jars and bags and plastic jugs, were fetal remains. It was a baby charnel house.

Imagine veterinarians joking about killing animals the way Dr. Gosnell joked about murdering born babies:

[One baby boy] was breathing and moving when Dr. Gosnell severed his spine and put the body in a plastic shoebox for disposal. The doctor joked that this baby was so big he could ‘walk me to the bus stop.’

 

PETA and the Left would march on Gosnell’s home no doubt calling for his “disposal.” But then again, Gosnell is an animal, so don’t look for the Left to stand up against him.

At Gosnell’s clinic, there was “Another, Baby Boy B, whose body was found at the clinic frozen in a one-gallon spring-water bottle, was at least 28 weeks of gestational age when he was killed. Baby C was moving and breathing for 20 minutes before an assistant came in and cut the spinal cord, just the way she had seen Gosnell do it so many times.”

Gosnell’s “nurse” watched her boss, who never hid his violent practice, murder babies born six months old and up daily, never once dialing 911 or going to police, begging they raid Gosner to prevent murder. She too is on trial for murder and faces life in prison.

The Grand Jury Report states Gosnell induced labor on every woman, causing as much pain as possible to mother and child, tearing open cervix’s, colons, puncturing uterus’s, ripping intestines, leaving parts of fetuses inside mothers, procedures so painful and cheap (Gosnell liked cheap procedures) they caused convulsive seizures, causing women to fall of operating tables onto their heads, never receiving care, and much more.

Gosnell’s staff said he found the screams of mothers and children annoying.

There is another side to Gosnell’s eugenics horrors the media ignores: Gosnell is black man who purposely mistreated impoverished black women in the most heinous fashion possible. Yet, when one white patient entered his clinic, he used the utmost care. 

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The only reason Gosnell was caught is because police raided his clinic for selling illegal prescriptions: Money flowed into the clinic via “fake prescriptions that brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.” Otherwise the racist Gosnell and his “doctors” would still be torturing poor black women and their birthed babies.

Why isn’t this racist, murderous Gosnell making left wing media headlines? He’s a black abortionist who murdered poor black babies.

Why doesn’t the Left care about that racism? Because Gosnell was accomplishing the century long progressives plan: Population control to eliminate poor children from society, furthering Margaret Sanger’s Negro Project to exterminate the black race, and allowing only the fittest and wealthiest among us to survive.

If Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a veterinarian who slaughtered animals, the Left would demand his life. But he murdered black children, so he did the world a favor.

 

The UK’s Daily Mail Blames Guns for United States Low Life Expectancy, Not 54 Million and Counting Abortions

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Leave it to the socialist/collectivist/statist, low-life expectancy, gun-banned UK to blame the United State’s low life expectancy on American gun-ownership and not the fact America has aborted over 54 million children, who, if allowed to live, would be populating this nation’s future.

Never blame abortion for population decline; you might wage war on selfish women’s sexual life-styles, which includes sex, getting pregnant, and aborting that infringement on women’s non-existent constitutional privacy rights.

Infringe the Second Amendment; its guns are decreasing the population!

According to England’s Daily Mail:

The lax gun rules are a major contributor to the low life expectancy rate that Americans have compared to their global counterparts. A new report reveals that of the 17 wealthiest countries, American males have the lowest life expectancy of 75.6 years and their female counterparts are the second lowest in the rankings coming in at 80.7 years.

 

Those mortality numbers are not caused by guns, thousands die each year in America from Influenza.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says 71,382 Americans died from the flu in 2007. That year, 23,199 Americans died from alcohol related deaths, and by 2011, the CDC says the leading causes of death in America continue to be “heart disease, cancer, and stroke.”

The CDC further says:

[I]n 2006, Last up to date numbers [for gun deaths], 30,896 total, of which, 642 accidental, 16,883 were Suicide, 12,791 were Homicide, 220 were Undetermined and 360 by Legal intervention. Remember that in the same year, 43,664 [people] were killed in Motor vehicle accidents, 37,286 died from poisoning, 20,823 died from unintention falls. In 2005 CDC reported 652,091 people died from heart disease, 559,312 from cancer and 143,579 from stroke.

 

The University of Utah points out that  “In the U.S. for 2010, there were 31,513 deaths from firearms.” The causes of these guns deaths were the combination of “Suicide 19,308; Homicide 11,015; Accident 600.”

Guns did not make the CDC’s 15 leading causes of death in America for 2011.

Never mind facts, leftists are determined to blame America’s population decline on guns, not leading causes such as disease, or heaven forbid, something far more significant annihilating human life daily: Abortion.

The truth is leftists don’t give a flying fart in space when it comes to unborn children. The left only cares about children born and old enough to enter classrooms where they can be indoctrinated into believing government control of every aspect of citizen’s lives improves health.  Guns, however, are evil, but not pedophilia against children’s little bodies, which is just another sexual orientated life-style choice.

Gun deaths compared to mothers who willingly allow doctors to vacuum their unborn children from the womb and toss babies in trash cans is low.

According to the National Right to Life, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Guttmacher Institute (GI):

Using GI figures through 2008, estimating 1,212,400 abortions for 2009 through 2011, and factoring in the possible 3% undercount GI estimates for its own figures, the total number of abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 equals 54,559,615.

 

Abortion in black communities is far higher than gun deaths in American black communities.

 

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According to GI:

[B]lack women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion.  On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

 

 Black Genocide.org says:

This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions.

 

The number is calculated at 36 million black American women, whom BG says:

[R]epresents an enormous loss,” [because had] America’s Black community [not aborted 16 million children, there] would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.

 

Alan Guttmacher says:

black women are more than four times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to have an abortion, and Hispanic women are 2.7 times as likely.

 

“In the US, every day during 2007, about 266 Americans were shot. Every day, a third of them (82 daily) died.” That overall number is extremely low compared to abortion.

Notice the left refuses to declare abortion what it truly is: Race murder.

For the left, murder is only murder when guns are involved. Gun deaths are treated as the most threatening thing to life in America. Abortion simply keeps the planet’s population (which the left is only concerned about when guns are involved) low.

The United States does not have 1,876  gun murders daily in America’s black communities;  murder-by-abortion doctors is helping decrease America’s population, most specifically black Americans.

Your “Babies Mama’s” don’t need guns to decrease population; Margaret Sanger’s vile plan to decrease America’s black population is succeeding.

The Daily Mail skimmed facts while blaming guns for U.S. population decline: “The United States has about six violent deaths per 100,000 residents and none of the 16 other countries included in the review came anywhere close to that ratio.” But:

The researchers said there is little evidence that violent acts occur more frequently in the United States than elsewhere. It’s the lethality of those attacks that stands out…‘One behavior that probably explains the excess lethality of violence and unintentional injuries in the United States is the widespread possession of firearms and the common practice of storing them (often unlocked) at home. The statistics are dramatic,’ the report said.

 

Daily Mail admits:

The U.S. also suffers higher rates of drug-related deaths, infant mortality and AIDS…The nation’s health disadvantages have economic consequences as they lead to higher costs for consumers and taxpayers as well as a workforce that remains less healthy than that of other high-income countries.

 

Notice the quick mention of disease that shifted to blaming America’s economy  for disease deaths.  That’s the subtle statist insinuation that if America had free, socialized [tax-funded] medicine, we would not have people dying from diseases. Just like Europeans, who die from diseases, because socialism forbids full healthcare until your Cancer reaches stage 4, or you have a fatal gun-shot to the head.

The Mail won’t admit guns are not the problem, guns are not decreasing population, and aside from disease and seasonal viruses; abortion is the epidemic decreasing the United State’s population rate by the thousands each day.

No, abortion was never mentioned in the Mail, nor will abortion be mentioned by Stalin-sympathizing, Gulag thug leftists who believe children are not worth crying over unless they are born, and then shot to death, by psychotic murderers.

The truth is, when guns are used to do what abortion doctors do by the thousands each day—kill, then  leftists consider killing children murder.

Dear Left: Conservatives Will Discuss Gun Control When the Left Agrees to Discuss Abortion Control

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How many anti-gun leftists screaming for gun control would have supported the abortions of the 20 Newtown, Connecticut children had their parents chose abortion when those children were in the womb? Millions of leftists, including many screaming for gun bans.  Yet, when children are murdered by-way-of guns, leftists whore out every media camera, grabbing front and center attention to demonstrate tearful horror over the loss of innocent lives. Innocent lives leftists consider a hindrance to women when the innocents are in the womb.

So to leftists demanding more gun control discussions with legislators and citizens, let’s have that gun control discussion when you leftists are willing to talk about abortion control.

The left’s favorite protest next to capitalism and abortion on demand is gun control. Considering how fervently anti-death penalty and anti-Second Amendment the left is, it’s quite an oxymoron on their part to support killing children in the womb while mourning children who have been murdered by a monstrous gunman.

Let’s not forget the majority of these gun-ban pushers, horrified by a lunatic’s mass murder of children, would protest for that gunman’s life had he not killed himself and faced the death penalty.

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Of course this is a hopeless argument against useless idiots.  If given the choice to save pregnant women or puppies standing before firing squads, the left would throw themselves on top of the doomed puppies. To hell with our nation’s future and our Constitution’s preservation, unborn children and guns hinder our lives!

Conservatives across the spectrum can try to hold abortion control discussions, but we know the left will have none of it: Abortion is necessary to a woman’s sexual liberty, abortion is not murder, guns are, because guns kill! Abortion simply makes life-style problems go away.

Despite gun violence arguments and the Brady Campaign’s  claim that citizen gun mortality is higher than all U.S. wars combined, America has more abortion deaths per year than gun deaths.  But comparing civilian gun deaths to over 300 years of wars involving Americans is a political ploy to outlaw all guns.  Everyone knows wars incurs death; that’s why war is called war. Correlating armed civilians with war insinuates armed citizens are at war with other citizens. That is false. But don’t ever call abortion a war on children; you might offend women crusading for their freedom from that combat known as motherhood!

 

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If the left wants to discuss their hatred of guns, the right is justified in discussing its abhorrence toward taking the lives of unborn, as well as presenting those statistics.

According to National Right To Life, the CDC reports:

After dropping 25% from a high of over 1.6 million [abortions] in 1990, the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. has leveled off at about 1.2 million a year.

 

Still, the abortion rate is high.

 The CDC reports: 

In 2009 [alone], 784,507 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 48 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2009 was 15.1 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years and the abortion ratio was 227 abortions per 1,000 live births.

 

The overall total of abortions in America to date:

Using GI figures through 2008, estimating 1,212,400 abortions for 2009 through 2011, and factoring in the possible 3% undercount GI estimates for its own figures, the total number of abortions performed in the U.S. since 1973 equals 54,559,615.

 

Abortion rates may have dropped, but the numbers are still astronomical compared to gun deaths.

But leftist will never admit abortion is a war on unborn children.

 

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Gun deaths in 2009—intentional and accidental combined—totaled:“31,347, Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.2” CDC tracking has shown that firearm-related deaths—homicide, suicide or accidental—have declined each year.

The University of Pennsylvania Wharton College facilitates the anti-gun beliefs by claiming:

The US remains far behind most other affluent countries in terms of life expectancy…[and] the elimination of all firearm deaths in the US would increase the male life expectancy more than the total eradication of all colon and prostate cancers.

 

Sorry academics, but had 54,559,615 Americans not been aborted, America would have a higher life expectancy today.

This is not making light of gun deaths. All death is tragic. But leftists view high abortion rates as a woman’s entitlement (unborn children lack rights until born and a gunman puts a gun to their heads) to control her own body and gun ownership the ultimate threat to society. That perspective is two-faced. How is killing unborn children, our nation’s future, just, but guns are deadly? Wouldn’t it be correct to say abortion is deadly because that is the procedure’s intention, and guns are only deadly when used to commit harm or fired accidentally?

Leftists disagree. Preventing abortion is a “War on Women.” Abortion is necessary for population control and freeing women from sexual impediments. Gun control and bans, however, are necessary for government to control citizen’s lives, conduct, religious, social, and political views.

If you cannot defend yourself from tyranny, then you are forced to become its servant.

Still, if Americans are to have gun control debates, leftists must allow conservative views on abortion. If leftists are hell-bent on abolishing the Second Amendment, conservatives have every right to discuss petitioning the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade and placing abortion back in individual state hands.

If states have rights to impose stringent laws on guns, individual states should be given back their rights to decide whether or not citizens want abortion legal.

The mere suggestion of that discussion would go over like the Atomic Bomb on Japan.

Never mind the fact radically leftist California, New York and Massachusetts would never outlaw abortion and women seeking sexual freedom could turn their vacuumed sovereignty into a vacation package. Forget it, abortion is not allowed on the control discussion table.

No matter how hard commonsense argues with the left, guns will always be deemed violent weapons and abortion will always be considered a necessary means to end the domination of women’s bodies by unwanted children, those same women show compassion for, if children are murdered by an insane gunman.

There are two sides to life and death issues.  If one side is allowed to have a debate on gun deaths, the other side deserves the right to bring up abortion deaths. After all, it is only “fair” to “share” our individual ideas.

Left-Wing Misogyny Mashup *LANGUAGE*

WARNING: Much of the language in the below video may be offensive to many viewers.

This video is an example of how Kirsten Powers hit the nail on the head when she told Megyn Kelly:

“Liberal men are allowed to be misogynist, apparently.”

The description of  this video on YouTube:

In light of the Rush Limbaugh ‘slut’ controversy, its important to take a look at the widespread misogyny talk of major left figures. Ed Shultz, Keith Olbermann and Bill Maher.

#JoePa 1926 – 2012 | Uncle Sam 1776 – ?

What in the world could that headline possibly mean?

Some of my best thinking occurs in the shower (no, but we’ll get to that later) and when I saw the text alert that Joe Paterno had passed away from complications of lung cancer I was heading to the shower this morning, and naturally started thinking about the man and his legacy.  I began to search for someone to compare him to and this is what I came up with.

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Joe Paterno was born in 1926, 3 years before the Great Depression.  He was of my father’s generation.  The Generation Tom Brokaw dubbed ‘The Greatest Generation’.  Men who lived through childhood not really understanding the deprivation of their youth but having a great impression made upon them by it.  Men who came of age when the entire world was engaged in a clearly defined struggle of Good vs. Evil in World War II.  Many if not most men of that age served and many died in the Armed Forces of the United States all over the planet.  The survivors returned from war and set about living their lives, having children… many children, in fact, they spawned the largest generation in human history, The Baby Boom. My generation.

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‘Uncle Sam’ wasn’t really ‘born’. He’s a creation. It is what Uncle Sam represents that I wish to discuss: the United States of America.  The country does have a ‘birthday': July 4, 1776.  On or about that date 56 men, many of them the richest & most politically powerful men from their respective areas of the country signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  With it they started a war with King George III, ruler of England, the most powerful man in the world. They were his subjects and now they had chosen to openly rebel against his rule.  They were massive underdogs.  England had the most powerful armed forces on earth.  These wealthiest, most powerful men in the country knew that they had collectively signed their own death warrants.  The quote  by Ben Franklin  ‘We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately’ says it all.  Their only option was Victory which through long years and much struggle they achieved.  It was never a sure thing.

The last line of the Declaration of Independence is:

‘And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence,

we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.’

‘Our Sacred Honor’ those words wouldn’t probably be used today let alone ‘divine Providence’.  They must violate someone, somewhere’s ‘right’ to not have to think of or even hear about God, or the ‘Sacred’ or Honor.  Those are bygone words of bygone eras.  My father’s era and the ones before it.

Under no circumstances am I claiming that my father nor any man of his generation or prior generations was perfect.  But I’ll be happy to debate anyone if the subject is the ‘Honor’ of that generation in general.  I’ll further be happy to juxtapose that generations Honor against the Honor or lack thereof of my generation.  Radio Talk Show Host Dennis Prager says that The Greatest Generation gave birth to The Stupidest Generation.  I’m in it and I strive to not be ‘of’ it, but I agree.

We are the Selfish Generation.  The generation that is very much concerned about Our Rights, with little to no corresponding concern about Our Responsibilities (except, of course, our responsibilities to Mother Earth [please Recycle]).  That wouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing if the rights we were concerned about were the same ones the Founders and the Framers (of the Constitution) outlined, but we’re less concerned with those than the invisible ones that really ‘bright’ lawyers have ‘found’ in the ’emanations and penumbras’ of the Framers words. Of course those imagined rights spawn other ones as well and what looks like an increase in our rights is actually a diminishment of our liberty.

There is a scene in ‘The Godfather’ where Vito Corleone is negotiating with the ruthless drug dealer Virgil Sollozzo about where Sollozzo will ply his trade and if the Corleone Family will protect his operation. At the close of the negotiation Sonny Corleone, Vito’s Eldest son interrupts, as he declines the deal Vito says, ‘I have a sentimental weakness for my children and I spoil them as you can see, they talk when they should listen.’

We want what we want and we want it now!  That is the fault of my father’s generation.  Those men and women who came up in the deprivation of The Depression didn’t want to visit that upon their children.  They built a great nation.  They built a booming economy in large part in response to the fact that they kept having kids.  Hungry children are great motivators to men of character and honor; they do not let them continue to go hungry and they did not run away from their responsibility. They invented Slinkys and Slip ‘n Slides to amuse their children and profit from the needs of other men to amuse theirs.  They built jet airplanes and rockets that landed man on the moon and safely returned him to earth with only slide rulers, paper and pencil and computers on board the spacecraft with less computing power than the iPhone.  These were the men I grew up with and spent my teenage years in particular in close contact with on long road trips.  My father died at the end of my teens, but I knew what men of honor and character looked like and as I looked for other role models for my life I looked for those men: Men like Joe Paterno.

Paterno was head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions (not ‘Nittaly‘…dope) for 46 years, he was a coach at the school for 61 years,  he won more games than any other Division I Football Coach in the history of the NCAA.  He won two national championships. He didn’t demand a multi-million dollar salary like so many other college coaches. He lived in the same home for 50 years.  He imbued his players with morals and ethics, Penn State was a solid program.  ‘Joe Pa’, as he was known, was ‘Old School’.  And it worked.

You can spend generations building your reputation and legacy only to have it come crashing down in a moment like a poorly constructed brick wall in an earthquake.  That too is the story of Joe Paterno.  Allegations surfaced of one of his assistant coaches sexually assaulting young boys as witnessed by another assistant and reported to Paterno himself.  It’s further alleged that all this ‘honorable man’ apparently did was tell his bosses at Penn State.  Nothing more…

This is where I’m virtually certain Joe Pa and the men who were friends with my father and my father himself differ.  There would have been blood had this happened to one of their children or to anyone’s child at the hands of any man that they knew or could even get their hands on.  Did this kind of thing happen involving men of that generation, obviously, yes; but not to my knowledge with anyone I knew or even heard of, and nothing has ‘surfaced’ like a deep dark secret from ‘The Black Lagoon’ since.

How does something like this happen?  How does a man whose public persona was so deeply identified with morals, ethics and character have such a massive blind spot and deep dark secret?  How could he not have known that this would eventually come to light?  And finally why didn’t he drag Jerry Sandusky by his hair to the police?

We’ll never know.

The cracks in the will started to appear almost immediately at the foundation of the country.  You may have heard of The Federalist Papers, a series of essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay and published in New York newspapers to explain the reasoning behind and promote the Ratification of The Constitution; There are also The Anti-Federalist Papers, a collection of writings and speeches by other Framers who were afraid of the Consolidation of Power in a Central Gov’t and argued Against Ratification of the Constitution without a Bill of Rights for the People and their States.

That battle has never ended.  There has never been a cease fire.  No treaty has been signed.  There is an on-going struggle for the control and the very soul of this nation.

One side is constantly chipping away at the foundations seeking to ‘Bring it all Down, Man‘ so that they can build something new.

Oh, I know the country was founded with the ‘Original Sin’ of Slavery… (Interesting how people who are anti-religion will attempt to use religious language to bolster their point of view), and how Slaves were only counted as 3/5 of a human being in the Census (revealing their lack of knowledge of how crucial this was to the North to bring about the end of slavery [It was about Seats in the House of Representatives, not their Humanity or Lack Thereof]) and this means that it must be torn down and ‘We’ will build something new, and ‘better’. ‘We’ will build something ‘Fairer’ and more ‘Humane’.  Only we don’t ever really know who this ‘we‘ is or what exactly they would build.

The other side is the stupid and lazy side.  It’s my father and his generation’s side and in large part my generation’s as well.

This is the side that indulges its children’s childish impulses to throw temper tantrums in the street, impinge on other citizen’s rights, destroy their property and call them ‘protests’.  It’s the side that believes voting is enough while the other side is organizing, consolidating power, fund raising and campaigning.

We are on the side that allowed the takeover of most powerful machine for the dissemination of information, ideas, morals, culture and dreams in the history of mankind to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of our enemy without them firing a shot. Do you think Bob Hope could get a show on tv today?  To go that one better we feed the machine with our dollar at a declining but still astounding rate as they fill our minds and especially our childrens minds with morals and beliefs that are entirely counter to our own.   We can hardly wait to come home and plop down in front of the box to get indoctrinated every night because we’re just so worn our from working all day to earn money that ‘they’ take about 50% of.  Which means they’re taking 50% of your life since you’re expending the precious finite resource of your time on earth to earn that money.

We’re the ‘Fiscal Conservatives’ who only care about the finances of the country, as if you deigning to tell the representatives in government how to spend the money and what to spend it on isn’t a Moral discussion.

We’re the ‘Moral Majority’, the ‘Silent Majority’, the ‘Tea Party’ who, filled with Moral Indignation, jump up on our hind legs once every generation or so whether we need to or not and think we can win one election and everything is supposed to be right with the world again.

We’re the side that has allowed the Left to gain influence and power in every crack and crevice of our society rather than driving them from the public arena with the derision and howling laughter accompanying their shameful exit that their foolish, dangerous and unworkable ideas deserve.

Approximately 2% of the population of the colonies actively fought the British and won the right to establish the greatest civilization in the history of mankind.  While our culture as America is relatively young at 236 years our form of government is one of the longest surviving ever, but nothing lasts forever.  2%.

Maybe it’s too late.

Maybe we’ve passed the point of no return and there’s no way to reverse the course our nation is on.

Maybe I do know what Joe Paterno would have said, ‘I don’t why I didn’t do anything, I just didn’t.’