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Thursday, October 16, 2014

EBOLA

Sorry to have been away but I've been sick with the seasonal crud.

I suppose there is no point writing about anything but Ebola this week.  So, here it is. 

Ebola is a threat to us in general, particularly because it is bound up with other threats that we are not supposed to speak about.  Chief among these are race and immigration.  Ebola is an African disease.  It originates in Africa among Africans.  We are told it stems from the consumption of “Bush Meat,” in this case from fruit bats.  AIDS, which also came to us out of Africa, seems to have a similar origin except that the animal vector is from monkeys on the menu.  The Canal in my backyard now harbors West Nile Virus.  No extra points for guessing where that came from. 

It is not surprising that a lot of disease comes to us from the Dark Continent.  We evolved there.  Which means that every virus, bacterium and fungus that damages us has had millions of years to perfect its act among our kind. As we lost our tails and took to our heals they got better and better at eating us alive.  Most people alive today are the descendants of populations that had the good sense to leave Africa.  Some of us stayed behind as a kind of human petri dish for diseases to hone their skills.  I know a lot of people who visited or worked in Africa.  Without exception, every one of them became seriously ill.

There are obvious dangers of unlimited travel in and out of Africa.  Despite this our government refuses to control Africans access to our shores.  Our government still insists on allowing Africans to travel here despite all indications that it is not safe. 

This is beyond invincible ignorance.  It is multicultural orthodoxy carried to dangerous extreme. The Ebola patient who brought the disease here had a number of red flag issues that should have prevented hiom for being granted a visa.  He had relatives here.  He was unemployed.  He did not reside in the country of his citizenship.  Why our immigration service granted him a visa against their own protocols is a sinister mystery.  But it is of a piece with the Obama administration’s policy of lax border enforcement.  It’s worth noting that the Bush Administration was no better. 

We are at the mercy of an elite that simply doesn’t value our sovereignty or our safety.  They believe in the free flow of people in the service of cheap labor.  The cab drivers in Princeton are Africans.  There are African guards at our suburban corporate offices.  Washington DC is full of Africans, legal and illegal.  Our government encourages non-profits to settle whole populations of Africans in places like Maine and Minnesota.  And by the way, there are plenty of Liberians in the greater Trenton area. 

To notice such things is not bigotry, but sanity.

Africans are not the only threat to our health.  More than a few of the Central American so called “children” that Obama disbursed among us were found to have TB and a host of parasites and maladies.  We are seeing afflictions reassert themselves among us after long absences.  Bedbugs, Chagas, Malaria, TB etc. were rare or non-existent when I was a boy. I don’t think Dutch tourists brought them here.

A deeper dilemma than our self-destructive immigration policy is our simple unseriousness in carrying out basic functions.  Our Ebola outbreak is one of lackadaisical “what me worry” performance by all concerned.  From the official who let Mr. Ebola in, to the Dallas hospital staff, to the dissembling chief ninny at the CDC, to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, to the President, all are operating on third world levels of incompetence.  No one wants in inconvenience anyone or look bad.  So we have people under quarantine getting soup in Hopewell, and flying around the Midwest on commercial airlines.  And they are both medical professionals.

Indeed what strikes me is that we are coming to resemble the very people we need to keep at a distance.  We lack social discipline.  By that I mean that we increasingly fail to hold others or ourselves to standards of responsibility and self-discipline.  

It’s not surprising that some guy from Liberia would hop a plane in hopes of better health care here.  He couldn't think of anyone but himself.  That he was carrying a plague to the whole western hemisphere didn't concern him.  But we in the Western World once prided ourselves on doing the responsible thing in hopes that others would do the same.  It was called acting for common good.  Now we know that our government lies to us, and we lie to each other.  One wonders what would happen if we all had to pull together again?  Many of us would, but our leaders would not. 

We are afraid to demand that our government protect us from obvious dangers for fear of being called racists.

Some good news and some bad

CSPAN covered a conclave of medical experts at Johns Hopkins Tuesday.  While drugs to fight Ebola are not close at hand, several very promising vaccines are in trial stages and may save us from our follies this time.  Next time, who knows?

The bad news is that according to the experts at Hopkins, fever may not be the reliable screening measure it was thought to be.  According to one expert, there have been cases in Africa where people have died without any fever at all. They are atypical but they have been recorded. It also seems that Africans have learned that taking some Tylenol can beat down the fever long enough to get past security.  This last, according to African MD’s interviewed on NPR.  

The same African MD said that she had to retrain her assistants to get beyond the routine dishonesty of incoming patients.  





    


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

CRUZ



 This is a comment I left on Phil Giraldi's excellent takedown of the awful Cruz.  The reference is to a Cruz claim that American ambassadors were swilling chardonnay at the UN with their Iranian opposite numbers.  Sure Ted, sure.  
Only a Baptist could speak in terms of “Swilling chardonnay.” This statement lends credence to the rumor that Cruz actually graduated from Princeton without taking a single drink. Disgraceful! Princeton used to turn out gentlemen, now….?
The frightening thing here is that most of the GOP field are little better than Cruz. It’s as if adults no longer enter GOP politics. GOP campaign consultants must have polled words like prudence, stewardship and resolve, and found them unfit for use on the modern American public. Only the language of comic book super-heros will do it seems.
At least Democrats are open about their resentment of distinction and hunger for others money. They play openly to our lowest impulses. But Republican politicians have the additional burden of disguising their frauds in the language of patriotism and “standing with” allies.
I suspect that this will all end in tears before long. After both sides succeed in replacing our population and bankrupting our economy, the game will change.

Friday, September 26, 2014

JEFF BELL, AN ASS FROM THE PAST












The reemergence of Jeff Bell on the New Jersey political scene is cause for nostalgia and hope against hope enthusiasm among conservatives.  They can save themselves the effort.  He will not defeat Cory Booker for a NJ Senate seat.   Even New Jersey’s nominally Republican Governor, Christie “Pass the linguine,” Christie likes Booker better.

Almost everyone in New Jersey is on the public teat in some way or other.  The public is divided into economic opportunists and parasites, so the present system works just fine for them.

Bell is a foreign invasion enthusiast extraordinaire.  He calls for immigration reform with all the bogus caveats he knows never be enforced.  Citing President Reagan, he trots out the old quote “Latinos are Republicans, they just don’t know it yet.”  How many times must we hear this?  That was in 1986, and the Latinos are still sure they’re Democrats.  Reagan later admitted the amnesty bill he signed was a very bad mistake.  Yet clowns like Bell keep trying to re-perpetrate it.

Bell claims that the Republican Party has been “Unwelcoming” to Latinos by “….refusing to consider a path to legalization for those who came here illegally over the years or an expanded quest worker program that is open to low skilled workers, not just PhD’s.  President Reagan tried to solve this problem in 1986, but the law he signed that year left out access for immigrants who want to come here and work temporarily without becoming citizens.  It’s led to the crisis we have today of millions of people who come from Mexico and elsewhere and simply stayed because neither the law–which actually makes it a misdemeanor- nor out border security encourage people to come here the right way.

That is a chilling insight into Bell’s thinking.  He assumes that Mexicans and others have some prior right to seek employment here and it is we who create a crisis by failing to accommodate their inevitable presence among us.  Note also that he assumes that we need to welcome foreign PhD’s.  In plain speaking, this means that he likes lots of H1B’s but think’s it unfair to overlook the needs of huge unskilled labor industries. 

He goes on to say that,  “If elected, I’m headed to the U.S. Senate to fight for a comprehensive immigration reform plan that includes a generous, market-based guest worker program so we don’t repeat the crisis that stems from 1986.”   

This is either breathtaking stupidity or outright cupidity.  I am persuaded it is the latter.  Bell knows that the 1986 law led to our present crisis because no one in or out of government would enforce it.  It is madness to suppose that his new “Reform” would be enforced any better, or at all. 

Immigration Reform means amnesty.   Bell hopes to attract funding from cheap labor industry sources.  Their complaint is that the last amnesty wasn’t big enough! 

Bell must be desperate to make this cheap labor pitch because he specifically adds the “Promotion of Legal Immigration” as a separate item on his website.
Just so we get his message he says, “To prevent recurrence of the undocumented immigrant buildup of recent decades, immigration reform must include a generous guest worker program with state-by-state flexibility to exceed any nationwide limits on quotas specified by federal policy.”

Perhaps he should name his bill, the No American Left Employed Act.   (NALEA?)  Providing for the common defense must not interfere with the industrial tomato harvest.  Who cares how many "quests" are here to speed the process along.  Germany invited Turkish quest workers a few decades ago and still can't get rid of them.  

The Reagan Coalition contained many factions.  Characters like Bell, Jack Kemp and their ilk were/are creatures of economics just as surely as comrade Brezhnev was a creature of Dialectical Materialism.  While the rest of us were patriots fighting the Cold War, they dreamed of a new America governed by the manipulation of the tax code.  And just like Comrade Brezhnev, they are at heart materialists with little interest in our culture or traditions.  We mistook them for fellow patriots but they weren't.  For them, we fellow citizens are just economic units.


 

                                        

Jeff Bell Voters?

In order to get a feel for just how interchangeable we all are to such people, I suggest readers go the Bells own website. *  Examine Bell’s picture show carefully.  You may see some odd sights. Chinese people in hard hats looking into the distance are illustrations of his energy policy.  Most bizarrely, under National Defense, you see Chinese Communist bayonets as an image of a strong America.  I suppose some young media person took these images of the net.  Yet, it speaks volumes about Bell’s audacity in carelessly using such images to gull Americans into voting against their own patrimony. 


                                         Bayonets and rifles are Chicom Simonov's

·      All quoted Text comes from Bell’s Website    http://bell2014.com


Sunday, September 14, 2014

GHOST OF BREITBART EXCOMMUNICATES MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS

First, Obama pronounces the Islamic State, "Unislamic."  Now the Late Breitbardt's Neo-con website impugns the Christianity of Middle East Bishops.  

As you can see from the headline to the right,  a conclave of persecuted Middle Eastern Christians met in Washington to appeal for our help and to reach out to each other.  They  made the mistake of granting Cruz permission to speak.  They couldn't have known Cruz as the shameless political opportunist and tool of the Israel lobby that he is.  They can't have imagined that their guest would demand fealty to the Zionist state as the price for his, and our help.  He might as well have distributed "l" pills, all the better to speed their suicide. He actually said, "If you don't stand with Israel, I will not stand with you." He said this to people representing people who had their homes leveled by the IDF.  

These people are the remaining Christians of a region in which each and every act of ours and Israel's brought them closer to extinction.  Any endorsement of Israel on their part will bring immediate massacre by their Muslim neighbors.  The Arab Spring that our idiotic President sought to further and exploit has been a Christian winter, bringing persecution and murder from Egypt to Syria, to Tunisia, to Syria.  And our government has done nothing to alleviate any of it.

The Government of Israel persecutes Christian Palestinians just as enthusiastically as Muslim ones.  Both Israel and the USA seek to topple The Assad Regime of Syria, despite the fact that Assad is the last friend Middle Eastern Christians have in the region. 

What we can take from this is that when leaders, either actual or of the opinion variety, lose all respect for their audience, their audacity knows no bounds.  The American Conservative movement has descended to enforcing anti-Chrisitian policy, on behalf of a foreign power.  American conservative Christians are actually willing to endure the bullying and vilification of fellow Christians by mountebanks like Cruz and non-Christians like the Neo-cons and Breitbart's little minions.  

If Cruz or anyone like him is the nominee of the GOP in our next Presidential election, the only recourse must be the defeat of the GOP and the rise of a viable patriotic party, reflecting the values and traditions of this country.    



Friday, September 12, 2014

OBAMA, IMAM TO THE WORLD

We have it on the word of our President that ISIS "Is not Islamic.  In this he walks in the footsteps of giants.  Who can forget the words of President Buchanan who in 1859, declared, "Brigham Young is not a Mormon."  We Americans have always understood that people exercising their religious faiths are only doing so when we approve of the manner.  If they behave badly by our lights, they just can't be what they are.  Our President now holds the office of Supreme Pontiff of all faiths.  He may decide who is a Muslim and I suppose, a Christian, Jew or Buddhist.  As I mentioned in a previous post, we do this all the time with Communists.  The Commies that scare us must not be true Communists!

This is delusional.  Poor old Buchanan never affronted the public with the notion that Mormons were anything but Mormons who's interpretation of Devine will ran up against their government.  He managed to defuse his crisis over Utah without violence.  And he did it without  resorting to the gibberish employed by our Law School Professor President.  

I've noted something interesting in this and related calls for Muslim scholars to denounce ISIS and similar radical Islamic groups.  None of them follows the president's language.  

It's not impossible to find Islamic authorities who will denounce the actions and interpretations of their fellow religionists.  It is impossible to get them to read anyone out of Islam altogether.  There are very deep, ancient reasons for this that most Americans miss. 

From earliest times Muslims have only been required to perform the Shahada* to assert  their faith.  Say this and mean it, and you are a Muslim.  It's a very serious business to deny that anyone who says this is not a Muslim.  He may be a heretic, he may be mistaken, or a sinner who uses his status for sinful purposes, but, he is still a Muslim.

What this means in practical terms is that all Muslims are enjoined to cluster against we infidels. Grudging agreement with infidels over actions may be granted, but asking any Muslim to admit that anyone who proclaims their status as a nonbeliever is a fool's errand.

The President who spent some of his childhood among Muslims and his own Muslim relatives, must know this.  I can only suspect that he has no real faith, and so is comfortable dealing with all faiths as contingent word formulas without deep meaning.  

His quixotic mini-crusade again ISIS he will soon misfire over his lack of understanding.  Muslims are perfectly willing to kill each other, but only when they can delude themselves into the belief that the Muslims on the other side are heretics and bad Muslims.  Pronouncing ISIS out of the Umma, he just reenforces the perception that he is irreligious and Western.

Finally, why does he need to form a coalition when the regional forces of Turkey, Jordan and Saudi Arabia far outweigh ISIS?  









*  There is no god but god (Allah), and Mohammad is is Prophet. 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

DREHER AND THE SLUTS

Dreher loves the Rotherham story.  

"If I had been a police officer who had failed those girls in this way, it would take all I had within me not to want to kill myself. But these dirtbags in Rotherham can’t even be bothered to resign in disgrace. It is clear that political correctness regarding racism had a lot to do with this horror. But it is also clear that sexism did as well, and class bias. The police — not exactly the rich, note well — thought these working class girls were sluts." Rod Dreher

Well Rod, they were sluts.  They allowed themselves to be groomed and violated.  They had free will.  All societies have such girls.  Civilized Western societies used to  try to keep them under control.  Everyone in society has the option of being a slut, or a thief, or a mugger.  Some will always stray into these behaviors.  It is how society reacts to this sad fact of human nature that counts.  

But never let that interfere with your war on the Church or anyone with a job to do.  Sure the cops needed to stand up.  Sure, the British justice system failed. But don't kid yourself.  It is precisely your sad, weak, guilt-ridden mentality that empowers such a system.  If everyone is to blame, then, no one is to blame. But if Great Britain had practiced the kind of self protective ethnocentrism that you hate, there would have been no swarthy alien Paki's to groom the girls.  If the Rotherham police had kept a firm hand on, the girls would have been sent home to their mums for a good talking to.  You cannot undermine a culture and complain that it doesn't do what you want.  You can have diversity or you can have rectitude and traditional decency.  You can't have both.

You say something interesting when you say of the cops that …"it would take all I had within me not to want to kill myself."  Perhaps this is the crux of the matter.  Your reflexive turning of your judge mentality inward, on your culture and your faith, says more about your neuroses than others responsibility.  A healthy man would find his wrath directed at the perpetrators more than the bureaucrats.  

But let's be honest, complex systems run by weaklings like yourself will always offer you endless  targets.  The Cops should have resigned, you say.  You write as if you don't know that cops are uniformed agents of the state.  A weak liberal polity will only abide conformist weakling cops. 
No matter what the system, every cop knows one thing, the pencil neck thought leaders of society are equally willing to fire you for doing your job and for not doing your job.  Admit it, if the cops had slapped the Paki's around and kept the girls from harm, you would have been the first to stab them in the back.  

Rod, you are the problem.    

At this point it's clear that the New York Times made a mistake in hiring Ross Douthat.  They should have hired Rod Dreher instead.  He is just their sort of non-conservative Conservative, always shedding tears and spreading blame.