Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Words Of Warning From a Non-Radical Muslim/Marxist

My post today is a link (which includes a video presentation) and a transcript from Answering - Tarek Fatah Talk at Ideacity 2011.

This is the first time I have read anything from Mr. Fatah. Previously, I did not know anything about him. But from reading the transcript (copied below), it appears that he is "an Indian born in Pakistan, a Muslim born in the Punjabi culture." Reading further, I found out that he must have been in America during the 2008 election because he claims that he worked for the Obama campaign.

He describes his cancer fight and the months that he spent in hospitals. He mentions one called St. Mikes but also says that he was laid up in other hospitals as well.

According to the transcript, it appears that he is now living in Canada.

I did not view the video at the link (above), but I did read the transcript. Readers, what are your thoughts about what Mr. Fatah shared in his speech?


Today, in the White House, there are three members of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama's policy. One is Rashad Hassan of Indian origin, who is the American ambassador to the 52-nation organization of Islamic countries. Dahlia Mujahid who writes his speech, who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Just day before yesterday, another woman, an academic, was appointed in that circle. This is happening while we sit silent, and I say that as a liberal democrat, as someone who worked and campaigned for Barack Obama.

Here is the entire transcript written by commentator Betwixt:

betwixt said...
[Mark 0:00 to 2:09]

Good afternoon, and thank you, Moses, for inviting me. I'm quite honored.

I was listening to Steven talk about death. I just wanted to share with you, before I get on to the gist of what I am saying, that I've just escaped and seen death very close. I'm a cancer survivor now. Just last week, I was informed that I have beaten cancer. Now I'm in rehab.

In the four months that I lay in bed at St. Mike's and other hospitals and got radiated and received horrendous chemotherapy, one tends to look at the ceiling, and I'm some sort of an expert now how they look like or what patches don't agree with me or not; but one does get a television set nowadays and the Internet that keeps you abreast with what is happening around the world. In those four/five months, I saw the troubles in Egypt. I saw Osama bin Laden being killed. I saw the Pakistani government double-crossing Canada and the United States, and both countries not having the guts to stand up and say, You double-crossed us. I saw the Japanese typhoons. I saw the earthquakes. But above all, I realized that as a Muslim, fate has put me in a place where I have no escape, because I'm an Indian born in Pakistan, a Muslim born in the Punjabi culture. I'm a Marxist who has seen my own fellow-travelers betray the cause of social justice and aligned themselves with the most horrendous fascists that you could ever meet.

August 12, 2011 1:49 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 2:09 to 4:09]

But I want you to leave today with the thought that 65 or 70 years ago when men, like Moses Znaimer, were mere infants, and I was about to be born, we defeated the most powerful army of the world. And to get in context to what happened during the second world war--just in the Soviet Union, 30 million people died. The catastrophic price that human civilization paid to defeat the Nazis has been forgotten by your generation because it was your parents and your grandparents who fought for the freedom that you inherited and now seems to be withering away.

Just in the Battle of Harkov, that's in Ukraine or slightly west of Russia, 24 thousand tanks and artillery pieces were involved in a battle in which the Red Army broke the back of the Nazis. In 1944, Canadians landed, not to save their own country, but to fight for a cause of freedom, democracy, equality, justice. But in four years, we destroyed Hitler! And in 10 years, we couldn't destroy bin Laden?

We didn't go on tours of duty. We went to fight and knew we would come back in a body bag or come back as victors or end up as POWs. Today, we have privatized our own effort to fight for the freedoms that we have inherited after 400 years of European civilization, but are more interested in the hockey game rather in the Canadian soldier that is being betrayed by the government of Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, supposedly allies, but were selling us to the Taliban. Why? Because you are silent.

August 12, 2011 1:51 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 4:09 to 6:14]

Let me give you the status of what happened after, what Salman Rushdie calls the Midnight Children, were born (those born in the '40s), when the jewel of the British Empire (India) was divided in two. We had the Cold War, and other than the missile crisis of Cuba, communism was destroyed in a battle of ideas. It took four decades, but by 1990 and by the year 2000, communism was wiped out. The Gulags of Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov were finished, people (Russians) felt the freedom. Today, they live under a different form of oligarchy. That's a separate story, but we destroyed communism without firing a bullet!

Today, we are fighting another idea of Islamofascism that has shut our mouths, and we can't speak because we are too scared that someone will turn around and call us a racist. And mind you everyday, as I speak, a few dozen Muslims would have been killed by now by the Jihadis. But what are we doing today? Are we not more concerned in Parliament about the ill-treatment of the Taliban at the hand of the Afghan army? But do you ever hear about the hundreds of people being slaughtered by the same Taliban right across the world? [It's] a threat they pose to this country, to the extent we have a terror trial coming up every few months. But none of us want to talk about it, because it makes us uncomfortable. The hockey game, the basketball match, the Air Canada Center--all of this is more important to us than the civilization that we've inherited.

August 12, 2011 1:57 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 6:14 to 8:40]

Did you know that last week, a Canadian was convicted of terror-related charges in Chicago for involvement in two incidents in Denmark and in India? How many of you know his name? I can tell you, not more than 1% of this country's population knows about this incident, because we have forsaken our country and said we will subcontract it to some gladiator who will take care of us.

In the meantime, the forces of Islamism, and I distinguish it from the religion of Islam, which most of you are finding it very difficult. My point about communism and Hitler was that we knew them. We knew Lenin wore a suit. We knew Hitler wore a suit. We knew he listened to Wagner. We knew someone read Shakespeare. We knew who was Pushkin, and they knew what was our tradition. But in the case of the threat that worldwide Jihad poses to us, we are illiterate, and instead we are admitting that there is not a single a university course that teaches us the ABC of Islamism. We try to subcontract it to consultants who then make a profit by telling us that that is what you have to do. And instead of bringing victory over the fascist forces of the Muslim Brotherhood, we now recognize that their infiltration is right up to the American White House. But we can't say that.

We, today, have a situation where the religion of Islam is being used as a tool by a fascist force. The combination of the thought that life begins after death and the supremacy of Arab Muslims over the rest of the world is not debated. We are willing to even tolerate or discuss the Israel Apartheid Week, but we are not willing to stand up in front of the Saudi Embassy and say that you, in the name of Islam, practice an apartheid that is shameful. We have people not standing up for Air Canada but instead Emirate Airlines, a national airline of a country that practices slavery to this day.

August 12, 2011 2:00 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 8:40 to 10:50]

Something, brothers and sisters, has gone wrong. The sponge-like spine that we are displaying could lead us to the end of the civilization as we know it. That men and women are equal and sit in the front row of such an event is not something that was always there. It has come out of 400 years. It has come out of the Enlightenment. It has come out of Europe. It has come out of the French and American revolutions. Trust me. I'm from India. It didn't come out of the Gupta Dynasty. It didn't come from the Ming Dynasty of China. Many of these thoughts originated and crystallized into European civilization, but how dare we feel ashamed of the fact that this is a country where gay people can marry, that you cannot go against the Jews and slander them and practice antisemitism [and listen until you couch] that as solidarity with the Palestinians. And European antisemitism is now creeping into our society under the guise of showing solidarity with Muslims.

It is horrendous what is happening, but no one is speaking because nobody wishes to insult or demean the Muslim community, and that is the right thing to do. However, please understand that there is a distinction between Islam as a faith, which along with every other religion has its own problems, and Islamism, which is an ideology, a political ideology, that says that western civilization has to be destroyed. The books that are distributed at Eaton Center and the Dundas Square clearly state by the founders of the Muslim Brotherhood that all western countries have to be destroyed. They are distributed free of charge. I have never seen one Canadian stand up to the goon who distributes that. We makes noise after lost Stanley Cup games, but we don't make noise of what is happening to western civilization, of which Canada is an integral part.

August 12, 2011 2:01 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 10:50 to 13:15]

We are a society and a culture that saves its best parking spaces for handicapped men, like me. We do not throw the marginalized into separate, segregated camps. We take care of them. That culture, that civilization, is superior to the one in which a thousand people can be killed and shot dead by the army of Syria, but nobody speaks about it.

In the closing time that I have, I want you to focus, and I hope you can talk to your families and your friends and your neighbors, that when someone says that there is a penetration of Jihadi Islamists within Canadian society, do not dismiss it as some right-wing, xenophobic, racist rant.

Today, in the White House, there are three members of the Muslim Brotherhood that influence Obama's policy. One is Rashad Hassan of Indian origin, who is the American ambassador to the 52-nation organization of Islamic countries. Dahlia Mujahid who writes his speech, who comes from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Just day before yesterday, another woman, an academic, was appointed in that circle. This is happening while we sit silent, and I say that as a liberal democrat, as someone who worked and campaigned for Barrack Obama.

We have evidence in Canada of this penetration that's going on. Our campuses are no longer the campuses where you can talk freely. You have antisemitism on the rise at University of Toronto. Just a couple of weeks ago, there was a count of Jews in the University of Toronto--in an academics class. This is happening friends. I'm not talking of Nuremberg or Heidelberg of the '30s. I'm talking 2011 University of Toronto here in the Social Work Department, where the professor said to the class, Oh, half of my peers are Jews, and it went unprotested. And when it starts with the Jews, because they are so few, trust me, it extends to other people.

August 12, 2011 2:06 PM
betwixt said...
[Mark 13:15-14:43]

We have sacrificed a lot to create a society where men and women are equal, where black and white can be of equal status, where citizenship is not based on inherited race or religion. Let us not sacrifice that in the name of pluralism and tolerance, and tolerate bigotry and Islamofascism as if it was something that need to be tolerated. I refer to that as "racism of lower expectations," when you say yes, the rest of us are equal human beings but those Muslims--well, maybe they are not yet fully developed as human beings, so we will put a lower threshold. If that guy beats up his wife and kills his daughter, we won't even call it honor killing. That happened in this city! When Aqsa Pervez died, there were women groups saying that's not honor killing. For crying out loud, 5000 Pakistani women die every year. If you claim you have done an honor killing, you get half a sentence than what you do with a murder. And yet, there are feminist organizations in this city that would refer to me as a right-wing lunatic or an agent of Zionism for having spoken up for the dead body of Aqsa Pervez.

Why is it happening? Because we are not speaking out. And the dangers we face, if we do not confront them today, our children will not forgive us tomorrow.

Thank you very much.

August 12, 2011 2:07 p.m.

P.S. If you will recall, Talk Wisdom reported and linked to the video and essay at Answering - Of Mosques and Men Reflections on the Ground Zero Mosque. People, that video NEEDS TO GO VIRAL! Now that the radical Muslim cleric who fought in the courts (and, unfortunately won) for the right to build the mosque near the Twin Towers has gotten clearance to do so, we need thousands of people to continue to spread the truth about what they are building (and why!) as well as why we cannot let them do so without a legal fight against it!

Hat Tip:

Answering Muslims


While looking at some of the most recent blog posts over at Answering Muslims, I discovered a link to Answering Islam - A Christian/Muslim Dialog. It is a great resource for comparing the two religions, seeing the glaringly obvious (and not so obvious) differences between the two, and realizing that Muslims cannot possibly worship the same God as Christians.

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Disastrous Rise Of Misplaced Power

Before I get to the information that deals directly with the title of this post,  I want to preface what I plan to share with a declaration that I have recently become quite interested in viewing movies from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. Yesterday, I watched My Man Godfrey

In the depths of the Depression, a party game brings dizzy socialite Irene Bullock to the city dump where she meets Godfrey, a derelict, and ends by hiring him as family butler. He finds the Bullocks to be the epitome of idle rich, and nutty as the proverbial fruitcake. Soon, the dramatizing Irene is in love with her 'protege'...who feels strongly that a romance between servant and employer is out of place, regardless of that servant's mysterious past... Written by Rod Crawford

It was interesting to hear the commentary by the TCM channel. He stated that seeing "the rich" portrayed at ditsy, oftentimes irrational and argumentative with each other, and downright crazy at times appealed to the middle class who frequented the movie theaters back then.

Though there was a lot of hoopla and silliness in the movie, the storyline was quite good. Apparently, the movie was nominated for four Academy Awards in the top categories, but none of the nominees won the award that year.

If you have never seen this movie, you can watch it online. Go to the link above and scroll down a bit to where you will see "Related Videos" and select "full movie."

Without giving away most of the plot, I must say that it was refreshing to see the rich helping the poor, and then a man down on his luck repay the rich man who helped him get back on his feet.

Today, we have a gangster government that is relentless in pitting the poor against the rich. I have NEVER seen the Obamafraud regime EVER give any credit to ANY CHARITABLE GROUP - whether they are rich, poor or anything in between. All I see on a constant basis is the Democrats hating and bashing the Republicans (especially conservative Christians) and lying to promote their terrible Keynesian economic socialist agenda.

Things are quite ugly now, but I don't think that we have seen ANYTHING yet. The 2012 Election is going to be ten times worse. I continue to pray for this country - that the elitist leftists and their media of mass deception cronies - would calm down the rhetoric they spew.  They demonize every group that they are against in order to somehow win the next election. The race card will be played with astounding ignorance and lies - with their hope that the failed economic policies of Obama will somehow not be scrutinized by the voters. But I think it's too late for that anyway. The public is awakened to the mess that Obama has wreaked upon our nation. They will vote accordingly.

The second movie that I want to mention today is called To Be Or Not To Be. I tuned in just after the credits and barely recognized Jack Benny! When I was growing up, he was a much older man. The mini description from the info button on my remote showed me that Benny was one of the lead characters in the film. You can view the movie online at the link above.

In occupied Poland during WWII, a troupe of ham stage actors (led by Joseph Tura and his wife Maria) match wits with the Nazis. A spy has information which would be very damaging to the Polish resistance and they must prevent it's being delivered to the Germans. Written by Ken Yousten

It is interesting to note that many movies of that era often involved Hitler and the Nazis. At the website we read:

When Jack Benny's father went to see this movie, he was outraged at the sight of his son in a Nazi uniform in the first scene and even stormed out of the theater. Jack convinced his father that it was satire, and he agreed to sit through all of it.

According to the book 'The United Artists Story' by Ronald Bergan, " Unfortunately, at its release, Pearl Harbor had been attacked, Germany was sweeping across Europe, and the film's star, Carole Lombard, was killed in a plane crash while on a war-bond selling tour. Therefore, neither critics nor public were in the mood to laugh, finding the picture tasteless and callous. Over the years, however, it recovered its production costs and became a classic."

I can see why people would find it tasteless and callous when it was first released because of the real life circumstances happening at the time. But later on, after the victory over Hitler and the Nazis at the end of WWII, it became quite common to mock the Nazis. Remember the T.V. show Hogan's Heroes of the 1960's and 1970's?

Colonel Hogan leads a ragtag band of POW's caught behind German lines in this popular television comedy. The bumbling Germans give Hogan and his crew plenty of opportunities to sabotage their war efforts. Colonel Klink is more concerned with having everything run smoothly and avoiding any trouble with his superiors (especially anything that might result in his being reassigned and sent to the front) than with being tough on Hogan and his fellow prisoners. Written by Tad Dibbern

Of course the horrors of the Holocaust is nothing to make light of.  It is an example of THE most disastrous rise of misplaced power!   I don't recall this comedy series dealing with the seriousness of that portion of the war. It was more about making the Nazis look foolish.

Recently, I ran across a posting by a 25 year old young college graduate who was trying to educate the commentators on her Face Book page about the dangers of socialism. Here is the thread (minus last names, "Christine W" is me):

Amanda M
‎"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery..."
-- Winston Churchill

Friday at 7:48am

You and 3 others like this..

Jaime B T Ah this is coming from the guy who appeased hitler. Besides he made this quote to denigrate his political rival, and has no factual or poignant substance. I love you my republican friend but don't be afraid of something that isn't scary! Love you!

Friday at 9:03am Amanda M haha ohhhhhh Jaime B T, I just KNEW there would be a comment under my status from you! Something that "isn't scary" is a very big difference of opinion my dear. We have covered our political differences many of times, and I still love you.

Friday at 9:12am Fred B - Jaime, I believe your "appeasement" comment actually refers to British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain who appeased Hitler from 1937 to 1939. His policies of avoiding war with Germany have been the subject of intense debate for seventy years among academics, politicians and diplomats. Churchill is widely regarded as one of the great wartime leaders and served as Prime Minister twice (1940–45 and 1951–55). It was Churchill who lead the British war against Hitler. I trust you will find this info helpful.

Friday at 9:19am Amanda M oh Mike! Before you "like" a comment make sure the information is factual. I think my dear friend, Fred, cleared that up.

Friday at 9:31am Amanda M ‎** still love ya Mike! Our political debates go back to high school :-) along with Mr. Sean Q! haha

Friday at 9:32am Christine W - Amanda! I'm so proud of you! Keep up the good work educating people who ignore the dangers of Socialism and/or shrug their shoulders over that dangerous philosophy. Love, Mamasita

Friday at 10:11am Jaime B T - Oops! Thank you Fred for the correction.

Friday at 10:15am .Sean Q - Keep me out of this Amanda! But good job posting an anti-socialism quote from a conservative politician, must have been hard to find. But I miss you like crazy and better see you when I come home this time. Miss you too Nielio, may be stopping through LA on my way to HI.

Friday at 1:37pm Amanda M - haha i didn't say it was hard to find! I posted it because i LIKE and AGREE with it. duh? Miss you more! and yes, I will definitely see you when ur back :) Rally the troops!

Friday at 1:40pm Christine W - Amanda, so many young people are not aware of what socialism leads to...mainly Communism, misery and death. The naysayers here need to read up on some history.

Unfortunately, many young people from Amanda's generation were not taught that Nazism is short for National Socialism.They also don't know that America IS NOT a democracy. Look at how often democracies around the world fall right back in line with a  socialism/communism type of government due to the tyrannic mindset of leaders who want power? What's more, they will wield such power to accomplish their own agenda. It is NEVER GOOD for the people under such regimes.

I really wonder what they teach in public school history classes and secular colleges these days? Do many people Amanda's age even realize how many failed socialist/communist policies in history led to the misery and death of millions? If they did, I doubt that they would be for the Obamafraud regime trying to resurrect such failed, dangerous, corrupt, and evil policies here in our CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC - the United States of America!! Oftentimes, the term "democracy" means something quite different to socialists. It is a means to an end to get to the "New World Order."

The "New World Order" may sound good to our itching ears, but history has shown us that such a philosophical form of one-world global government WON'T WORK. Why? Because absolute power corrupts absolutely! Take a look at some famous people in history who have given us warnings:

Quotes from world leaders who reveal, in their own words, what they have planned for the rest of us. Listen, as they admit, that their goal is a one-world government, which they call the “New World Order“.

“Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States – in the fields of commerce and manufacturing – are afraid of somebody. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.”

-President Woodrow Wilson, in The New Freedom, published 1913, prior to passage of the Federal Reserve Act.
“The Individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists.”

-J. Edgar Hoover (Former Director of the FBI, August, 1956, in The Elks Magazine) 

“The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson.”

-President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a letter to Col. E. Mandell House, November 21, 1933

“Give me control of a Nation’s money and I care not who makes the laws.” – Mayer Amschel (Bauer) Rothschild, February 23, 1744 – September 19, 1812.

“We shall have world government, whether or not you like it. The only question is whether world Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”

-James Paul Warburg, Foreign agent for the Rothschild Dynasty – CFR member, and major player in the Federal Reserve Act scam / February 17, 1950, speaking before the U.S. Senate

“We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”

-David Rockefeller

“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the NY Times, Time Magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings, and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop OUR PLAN for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a World Government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual ELITE and World Bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.” – David Rockefeller, founder of the Trilateral Commission, in an address to the Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower, Farewell Address, January 17, 1961

“The very word ‘secrecy’ is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are, as a people, inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.” – President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.

“For we are opposed, around the world, by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence; in infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice; on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined, its dissenters are silenced, not praised; no expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed. It conducts the cold war, in short, with a wartime discipline no democracy would ever hope to wish to match….” President John F. Kennedy, in a speech before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, on April 27, 1961.

“The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government.” – Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967

“A revolution is coming – a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate is we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough – But, a revolution is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.” – Robert F. Kennedy, speech in U.S. Senate, May 9, 1966

“What is important is to dwell upon the increasing evidence of the existence of a secret conspiracy, throughout the world, for the destruction of organized government and the letting loose of evil.” – Christian Science Monitor editorial, June 19th, 1920.

“From the days of Spartacus, Weishaupt, Karl Marx, Trotsky, Rosa Luxemberg, and Emma Goldman, this world conspiracy has been steadily growing. This conspiracy played a definite recognizable role in the tragedy of the French revolution. It has been the mainspring of every subversive movement during the 19th century. And now at last this band of extraordinary personalities from the underworld of the great cities of Europe and America have gripped the Russian people by the hair of their head and have become the undisputed masters of that enormous empire.” – Winston Churchill, to the London Press, 1922.

“The idea was that those who direct the overall conspiracy could use the differences in those two so-called ideologies [marxism/fascism/socialism vs. democracy/capitalism] to enable them [the ‘illuminati’] to divide larger and larger portions of the human race into opposing camps so that they could be armed and then brainwashed into fighting and destroying each other.” – Myron Fagan, in Illuminati/CFR Recordings, 1967 [Originally distributed as a 3-LP record set. Later, audio cassettes were also made available]

“The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds’ central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.” – Professor Caroll Quigley, of Georgetown University, Mentor of William Jefferson Clinton, in Tragedy and Hope: A History of The World In Our Time (Macmillan Company, 1966).

“The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which, like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created screen….At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties.” – John F. Hylan, Mayor, New York City, 1922.

“The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control….Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” – Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976 [killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by the Soviets]

“The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes.” – Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1952.

“The directors of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) make up a sort of Presidium for that part of the Establishment that guides our destiny as a nation.” – The Christian Science Monitor, September 1, 1961.

“The most powerful clique in these (CFR) groups have one objective in common: they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the U.S. They want to end national boundaries and racial and ethnic loyalties supposedly to increase business and ensure world peace. What they strive for would inevitably lead to dictatorship and loss of freedoms by the people. The CFR was founded for ‘the purpose of promoting disarmament and submergence of U.S. sovereignty and national independence into an all-powerful one-world government.” – Harpers [Magazine], July 1958.

“In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war [WWII], Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of ‘justice and peace.’” – Excerpt from an article entitled “New World Order Pledged to Jews,” in The New York Times – October, 1940.

“We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation-states of the world.” – Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen.

“The ‘new world order’ that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all.” – Nelson Mandela, in The Philadelphia Inquirer (October, 1994).

“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Lord Acton (1834-1902)

“If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves.” – The Declaration of the Federation of the World, produced by the Congress on World Federation, adopted by the Legislatures of North Carolina (1941), New Jersey (1942), Pennsylvania (1943), and possibly other states.
Hat Tip:

Commentator "Anon" at The Economic Collapse
Are You Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse And The Next Great Depression?....Post: 20 Signs That The World Could Be Headed For An Economic Apocalypse In 2012

Saturday, August 27, 2011

More “Free-Speech” Sleight-of-Hand From Obama Regime

With all the news coverage on Hurricane Irene, it might be easy to miss one of the more recent sleight-of-hand tactics recently employed by the Obamafraud regime.

Recall the Fairness Doctrine. One commentator over at NewsBusters said it well:

Submitted by ruby2ssday on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 5:01pm.

The "Fairness Doctrine" has nothing to do with fairness. It is to protect the speech of radical minorities and overpower those who promote rational debate.

It has been pushed upon the American people since way back in 1949 by the progressive loonies who thought that Americans wouldn't notice their deceitful practices. To be brief, the Fairness Doctrine was a misnomer that claimed talk radio needed to be balanced by providing the same amount of lefty progressive commentators as there are right conservative commentators. It was imposed to ensure the broadcasters gave equal time to differing political opinions.

The trouble is, when implemented, the lefty talk shows had far fewer listeners than the conservative ones anyway! Many of the failed progressive radio shows were cancelled. Therefore, demanding that "equal time to differing political opinions" be imposed made the loony lefties think that they would get the upper hand in talk radio.

The Obama gangster government tried to instill this stupid doctrine, once again, earlier in the beginning of this regime. Didn't work. Too many people were on to them and prevented the FCC from implementing it again.

Fast forward to August, 2011. It was announced by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) that the "the Fairness Doctrine is now officially dead." Sounds good, right? Not so fast! Take a look at this email letter I recently received that tells the truth of the matter:

From the Desk of:
David Martin, Executive Vice President
Media Research Center

August 25, 2011


More “free-speech” sleight-of-hand is coming from the Obama Administration. Early this week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced they were doing away with what we have called the Censorship Doctrine - the so-called “Fairness” Doctrine. This federal doctrine, a relic from 1949, was imposed to ensure the broadcasters gave equal time to differing political opinions.

Great news, right? Not so fast . . .

According to Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell, the FCC “deserves one-handed applause” for the move. Before striking the politically volatile “Fairness Doctrine,” the FCC implemented rules of “localism,” “media diversity,” and a nebulous requirement to “serve the public interest.” All designed to empower the FCC to limit speech they don’t like.
As Brent points out, “the path to censor radio airwaves has been long paved through the back door.”

Click here to read Brent’s statement and then here to take action with the MRC.

+ + Speech isn’t free if it’s under government control

The FCC is making a big deal about the repeal of the “Fairness Doctrine, because they have put other tools in place to accomplish the same goals. Among others, these tools are “localism” and “diversity.”

Christine, under the nefarious concept of localism, unelected and unaccountable statists at the FCC could in regulate how much time broadcasters must dedicate to so-called local issues (as defined by the FCC) – in effect limiting the amount of time they can give to programming their listeners want to hear.

Under government mandated “diversity” in station ownership, a station owner could have his application to renew his license denied for no reason other than there being a lack of minority owned stations in their listening area. Across the rest of the federal government the people working as affirmative action bean counters have consistently shown that their ultra left-wing belief system takes priority over the rule of law.

Generations of American soldiers, sailors and marines didn’t die so that the First Amendment could be repealed by overpaid government employees at the FCC. These regulations do not exist for their stated purpose. They exist only a sneaky means for leftists in the permanent federal bureaucracy to control what the American people can hear.

The threats of government control and censorship are alive and well in the U.S. The free speech rights of EVERY American are threatened -- not to mention the fate of political free speech on radio airwaves!

Liberals know that silencing us will help them to advance their socialist agenda -- unchallenged and under the radar.

That’s why the MRC proactively launched our national grassroots petition to protect and preserve the free speech rights of Americans. Through this petition, Americans from all walks of life have the opportunity to answer back to the Obama Administration’s backdoor efforts to silence and suppress dissent!

Click here now and stand for free speech. [Note from Christine - SIGN THIS PETITION!]

By signing this petition, you will join with almost half a million American citizens who want their individual free speech rights defended and protected from government intrusion! Our great nation was built upon free and open discourse, and to remain a great nation this ideal must be protected and preserved at all costs.
After signing, please alert your friends -- urging them to follow your lead.

Thank you in advance for your efforts!


P.S: Alert your friends today. Forward this message to 25-30 friends urging them to read Brent Bozell’s statement and take action to protect and preserve our free speech right.

Well, I've done my job by signing the petition (at above link) and alerting the up to 100 visitors that come to this blog on any given day. I hope that you will pass this information along to others, too.

Let these liars know that WE WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN!

~ Christine

Hat tips to all links.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Buffett and Soros - The Lefty Billionaires Ruining America [Update]

I must admit that I didn't really know very many details about Warren Buffett, except the fact that he has amassed $50 billion in assets. But a post over at GOP USA - Patton: Buffett a Kinder Gentler Soros? caught my eye and thought I'd share it here for my readers.

"The largest single barrier to full employment of our manpower and resources, and to a higher rate of economic growth, is the unrealistically heavy drag of federal income taxes on private purchasing power, initiative and incentive." - President John F. Kennedy in a special message to Congress on tax reduction and reform Jan. 24, 1963
It is one of the great political lies of modern American life that the ultra-wealthy are all conservative Republicans. If only it were true. Take Warren Buffett, for instance. He is one of the wealthiest men in the world, with a personal fortune estimated at approximately $50 billion. He has been an investor for six decades. As a businessman, you would think he was conservative. Well, you would be wrong.

Buffett is a hard core, left wing Democrat, a fiscal and social liberal of the first order. He is a staunch believer in big government, high taxes and all the failed dogma that goes along with it. One of his favorite causes is subsidizing abortion. Because he buys into the lie that the earth is overpopulated, he supports, promotes and funds radical population control measures all around the world.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger ran for governor of California the first time, he tapped Buffett to be his economic advisor. (This should have told us all we needed to know about the kind of left-wing Republican Arnold would turn out to be.) During that campaign, Buffett was fond of telling the press that he pays more in property taxes on his $500,000 home in Omaha than he does on his $3 million home in California.

Unfortunately, the statement was not meant to convey that California taxes are too high. Quite the contrary; it was intended as a lament that California’s property taxes were not as confiscatory as Nebraska’s — which, of course, they would be had California voters not put a lid on them back in the 1970s.

Similarly, Buffett writes in his recent opinion piece in The New York Times that his hired help pays a higher rate of taxation than he does. Yet rather than demanding lower taxes for them, he calls for higher taxes on himself and his rich cronies.

Buffett’s hypocrisy is legendary. He writes that he wants to be taxed more, yet he goes globetrotting around the world trying to convince his peers to leave their fortunes to tax exempt foundations — like he does.

Buffett takes a paltry $100,000 annual salary. Any additional compensation comes to him and his uber-rich buddies in ways that are taxed at lower rates, as written in the tax code. That, of course, is their choice, yet Buffett blames Congress for “coddling” him.

“These and other blessings,” Buffett writes facetiously, “are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It’s nice to have friends in high places.”

I’m sure it is, and one of Warren’s favorite “friends” is none other than President Barack Obama himself. He has encouraged Obama in his reckless spending and socialist nanny state policies; now he is mustering support for the inevitable taxes that always go hand in hand with such irresponsibility.

The big question is this: Why doesn’t Warren Buffett simply write a check for $50 billion to the U.S. Treasury? Why not? If he has such faith in government, why is he sheltering most of his wealth from taxation while keeping it in private hands?

Could it be because he knows that Barack Obama would literally spend in a week what it has taken Buffett a lifetime to accumulate? Could it be that Buffett knows that if Obama confiscated all the assets of every American taxpayer making more than $200,000 a year, he'd run out of money long before his term ends on January 20, 2013?

The Oracle of Omaha, as Buffett is fond of being called, likes to be thought of as a geriatric Wall Street rock star. In reality, he is just a kinder, gentler version of wicked old George Soros.


Doug Patton describes himself as a recovering political speechwriter who agrees with himself much more often than not. Now working as a freelance writer, his weekly columns of sage political analysis are published the world over by legions of discerning bloggers, courageous webmasters and open-minded newspaper editors. Astute supporters and inane detractors alike are encouraged to e-mail him with their pithy comments at

I have only just begun to read the comments at the article link. Here's one of the best (so far):

Comment by inluminatuo
August 23, 2011 @ 11:08 am

Buffett’s problem is that in his old age now he just feels like Thoreau that his “Heart is a muffled drum beating a funeral march to the grave.” He now fears death and God’s whispering to his conscience that it is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than a Rich man to enter
the kingdom of heaven, has awakened his mind to his guilt and fear of a life wasted in the worship of Secular Liberalism.

Buffet Once Said: “When the economic tide rolls back, you soon see who has swimming naked,” Well Warren, the same applies to when the Secular Socialist Tide rolls back, that Socialist God of Self reveals himself to be as naked as a Jaybird.

Good luck pushing that Camel. You and that other Socialist Muslim Camel jockey Obama are on a one way race on the road to perdition.

More good comments:

Comment by Precious
August 25, 2011 @ 10:50 am Mark 8:36
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

The following ones help you to realize just what kind of man Buffett really is:

Comment by newsjunky
August 23, 2011 @ 8:52 am Your article was interesting as it taught me some things about Warren Buffett that I had not known before. Finding out that his “hypocrisy is legendary,” was a surprise after watching him go into his “the rich don’t pay enough taxes,” theatrics. Learning that he actually encourages his “uber-rich friends to put their money into tax exempt foundations,” was something else again. You wonder where these people get the colossal gall to put on such a theatrical performance. By all appearances it seems like Buffett just likes the attention he gets from pretending to be altruistic. It’s a shame too, for all the others who actually do spend a lot of their riches helping mankind.

Comment by RobertR
August 23, 2011 @ 11:05 am Buffett has always talked one line and done the exact opposite with his own money. He is a liar, hypocrite isn’t strong enough. I’ve thought for a long time that he was the most dangerous American alive today. Soros is the world’s most dangerous man alive but he’s not ours. Buffett made billions taking advantage of companies. He should be in jail instead of being admired. You’d think that some day either one or both of these fools would die of old age but I guess they’re not welcome either place.

Comment by Rich Money
August 23, 2011 @ 9:13 am The truth is that Buffett and his other left-wing ultra-rich allies are hypocrites of the first order. Warren keeps claiming the rich need to be taxed more. Well I have a great idea on how you can make that happen completely independent of anything the government does, Warren. Start declaring all of your income, instead of taking the $100,000.00 token salary you take, so that all of your income can be taxed. Then when you go to fill out your tax return, simply take the standard deduction instead of itemizing. These two steps would guarantee that you’d pay millions more in additional taxes, and you wouldn’t need the government to lift a finger. Oh, wait…you can’t do that, huh? That would actually mean putting your money where your mouth (and unfortunately your foot) is and actually proving that you believe what you say. Unfortunately, as with all things liberal, it’s “Do as I say, not as I do.” If you truly believed the drivel you spew, you’d demonstrate some leadership and step up and take the actions I described to increase your own tax burden. The fact that you haven’t and show no signs of doing so indicates that you are simply a hypocrite trying to fit in with a whole left-wing army of them. Socialism doesn’t work, Mr. Buffett, and no amount of hypocritical crocodile tears over the “breaks” the rich get will make it work any sooner or any better.

Comment by Baker1036
August 23, 2011 @ 11:15 am For a person (obummer) who says he is for the little people, he has a LOT of really rich friends that he protects. A hypocrit, perhaps?!?

Comment by ot243kids
August 23, 2011 @ 11:51 am In all seriousness, this parade of philanthropic, super rich, tax me more gurus, has about as much credibility as believing Nancy Pelosi studies “the Word”! Spare us the entire charade. The one common thread linking them all is; they have achieved their riches and will be damned if they will allow you to achieve yours. Look at the likes of Senators John Kerry and Jay Rockefeller then throw in a few independent thinkers like Lloyd Blankfein of Goldman Saks and of course the newest member to the club; FaceBooks Mark Zuckerberg.……They all whistle the same tune while sticking it to the rest of us under the guise of “regulation”. Joseph Stalin and Karl Marx would be so proud of the latest protégés.

Comment by navywife
August 23, 2011 @ 12:13 pm It is also of interest that Mr. Buffet has greatly benefited from the estate tax and is a big advocate of returning the exemption to $1 million. Why? His firm is able to purchase privately-held corporations at fire-sale prices when heirs must sell out to pay the estate taxes.
While part of the blame there lies with the owners of those corporations for not doing their estate planning, it is disingenuous to promote a tax that benefits yourself, while claiming it is for the good of the country. Especially when you consider that it will not affect him, either.

Hat Tip:


UPDATE 8/29/11


American Thinker: Warren Buffet - Financial Savior or Angel of Doom?


What About the BAC Deal?

Did Mr. Buffet make the investment in BAC based on Smithian self-interest? Or did he do it because it was in the interests of the ruling class?

Phoenix Capital Research questioned Buffet's recent BAC move from an investment perspective:

For starters, Buffett didn't even spend 24 hours studying BAC before buying it. And I can tell you point blank that no one, certainly not Buffett, has a clue about BAC's real balance sheet risk. The mere notion of due diligence or sound investing analysis here is absurd.

Moreover, the fact Buffett plowed $3-5 billion (depending on how the deal was structured) with so little research tells you what this was: a political move, and nothing more.

Buffet is terribly bright and shrewd despite the "aw shucks" Omaha mien. As a businessman, he is hard-nosed, despite his avuncular performances on CNBC and at stockholder meetings. He is analytical and does not make decisions without thorough analysis.

Phoenix reached the conclusion that:

The powers that be called on THE financial figurehead for the uber-bull crowd just as they did in September 2008 and October 2008 (the time of Buffett's "Buy America" op-ed in the New York Times).

To be sure, the whole thing smells of desperation. The fact Buffett didn't even buy BAC on the market but got a sweetheart deal only tells you how twisted the whole thing is (if he really thought BAC was a great deal why didn't he buy in the open market like the rest of us "high tax payers.").

It should be noted that Buffett's only other "quick" decision was an investment in Goldman Sachs back in September of 2008. The GS investment is still "underwater" after three years. What motivated this investment is also moot.

What's in It for Warren?

The BAC deal looks as if Mr. Buffett was asked to assist the oligarchy at his own expense. That is unlikely. Mr. Buffett has probably protected himself with some quid pro quo arrangement. What that might be is unknown, although that information may surface before this economic nightmare ends.

Many speculative possibilities exist. Here are four:

•Mr. Buffet as a high-profile individual is himself at risk. The government is now so powerful that it could, if it chose, wipe him out. His commitment to BAC may represent nothing more than an extortion payment to prevent or defer this outcome.
•Mr. Buffett is a major holder of Wells Fargo (WFC), another bank on shaky grounds. Had he increased his investment in WFC, it would not have had as dramatic an effect as stepping up for BAC. Perhaps the government promised to step in if (when) WFC requires a bailout.
•Mr. Buffet may have received some implicit government guarantee that backstops his investment in BAC, ensuring the continued solvency of the company.
•Berkshire Hathaway is a holding company with a large number of operating companies. Could any of these be in trouble? The recent stock performance may indicate so. Standard and Poor's recently downgraded Berkshire's insurance holdings from "stable" to "negative." Perhaps the government promised to assist Berkshire in the event of trouble.

Warren Buffett is no patsy. He is shrewd, smart, and motivated. The BAC deal was made only because it was in Mr. Buffett's interest to make it. The four possibilities above provide plausible reasons.

While it may have been in Buffett's interest, it was not in the Smithian concept of self-interest, at least for the rest of us.

Did Buffett Make a Mistake?

If Buffett's commitment were made for any reason other than the first one (extortion and survival), he may have made a mistake. As stated in my initial reaction to the announcement:

Big government types always assume that government is big enough to solve (or, more properly termed, "cover up") any problem. It is not. The banking system will be the Waterloo of this concept. The banking system is insolvent. In my opinion, the amount of money necessary to solve the problem exceeds government's resources. This cancerous growth on the economy will eventually kill the economy and the government.

A request to Mr. Buffett to intervene is consistent with the government's Kevorkian Economic strategy. It represents another way to "extend and pretend" the myth of an economic recovery. Government has solved none of the economic problems. The banking system is arguably in worse shape than it was in 2008. Using Mr. Buffett in this fashion is likely another desperate attempt to fool voters and investors.

There is no bailout or Federal Reserve action that can turn the economy around or save the financial system. Decades of interventions have destroyed both. An implosion is inevitable. The government is out of ammunition.

Ben Bernanke will eventually commit to some new QE3 monetary expansion but it will only make matters worse. The Ponzi scheme we know as government is bankrupt. We are entering the death throes of what was once a great and prosperous economy.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Obama Tactics: Play Race Card, Blame Bush, Blame Republicans

Some say that Ulsterman's "White House Insider" is just satire and what he writes is just plain fiction.. However, others point out that the Insider has been correct too many times to dismiss what he reports because the predictions given are coming true at an alarming rate.

Anyway, here is a "cut and paste" link to the latest Ulsterman report. Warning: much of the language is offensive throughout the post.

It is interesting to note that negative commentators (such as one quite a while ago who claimed that the ousting of former White House Press Secretary Gibbs "will never happen") are often proven wrong weeks or months later. Gibbs did, after all, leave the White House position he held.

Back in November of 2010, writer Anthony Martin asked: Are Deep Throat and Ulsterman Legit? You Decide. That is the post where the author stated that "rumors are flying that Gibbs will be the next to go." Of course, we know that it isn't just a rumor anymore.

In the latest Ulsterman/Insider interview, the Insider states that Eric Holder needs to go. Once that is done, the corrupt-o-crat exposure explosion will go viral. Also, note that the Insider states that Obama and his thugs will use the race card to stir up trouble during his re-election (God forbid!) campaign. Guess what? It's already happening!

posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 1 hour ago
Well, what else can they do? Attack him on job creation? The Obama Administration is dealing the race card against Texas Governor Rick Perry. The Washington Examiner reported: Any incumbent wants to define...
Of course, that won't be their only illegitimate strategy.  There is always the "blame Bush" and "blame the Republicans" bad faith card too.
posted by William A. Jacobson at Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion - 5 hours ago
This video of Karl Rove handing Bill Burton (former Obama press spokesman) his head on a platter has made the rounds. Burton played the “blame Bush” and “blame Republicans” game as an excuse for all of Ob...
I don't think that the the public believes the hype anymore.  Millions have been awakened and see the deceit, corruption, lies, and unrelenting jihad of hatred spewing from the Obummer cronies and the media of mass deception (MOMD).  My blog stats are filled, every day, with people doing searches on everything from Obama's ineligibility and phony birth certificate all the way to the suspicious activities surrounding bin Laden's death and the SEAL Team Six exposure and subsequent deaths.   Millions no longer trust the MSM.  Why?  Because despite evidence to the contrary, they ignore serious issues like the Gunrunner/ Fast and Furious disaster which led to the tragic deaths of two border patrol patriot agents - and the Mexican cartel terrorists used guns that they got from the ATF via this terrible treasonous act by the higher ups in the administration.  Eric Holder flat out LIED during the congressional hearings - claiming that he only heard about "Fast and Furious" a "few weeks ago."  However, he is on record on tape admitting that he knew about it at least over a year or more ago!  But the MOMD are so deeply in the tank for Obama they frankly don't care HOW MUCH DAMAGE this gangster government does against America!   It's truly sad and sickening.
I can believe what Ulsterman is reporting about Obama in his latest interview with the Insider.  We know that Obummer is just a puppet of George Soros anyway, so it is no stretch of the imagination that Obama would be spending time the way it is described in that article (see first link posted and cut and paste into your address bar to go to the site and read it).  Add on all of the golf outings and vacations and you've got a good picture of the missing in action pResident who doesn't give a s....HOOT about our country, military, or WE THE PEOPLE.
Hat Tips to all links
P.S.  If you have links to more "Team Obama playing the race card" posts, please share links in comment section.

In a rebuttal essay at this site, one commentator had this to say:

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 2010-12-18 14:34.
Sorry, ole chaps. But, too many things have come to pass that were written about in Ulsterman's reports. He predicted the falling from grace by Obama from his supporters before it happened........Soros came out a few weeks later saying more or less that very thing.

He predicted that Obama was losing Rahm, Axlerod, and other supporters, which has happened.........with said predictions happening weeks prior to the news hitting the newstands.

He wrote of Obama's increasing instability, which was evident in the last news conference in which he gave Clinton the reigns and LEFT the room. What craziness!

So, yes, I believe Ulsterman. And, I think that progressives are out to discredit him. So, what new?

His Insider's reports have given me a roadmap to make sense of this insane presidency and given me answers as to how this idiot every got elected, and his subsequent actions.




And in the "I don't believe it/pigs fly" category, there is this:

posted by Jim Hoft at The Gateway Pundit - 15 hours ago
You can’t say we didn’t warn you. Obama is in worse trouble than we thought. Even hardcore leftist Thomas Friedman of the New York Times is wondering if the media blew it in vetting Obama the candidate. Ob...

"Island girl" said it well:

3 August 21, 2011 at 11:08 pm
Island Girl commented:
these failed pundits make voodoo look fair & reasonable.

Ha ha ha haaaa!

And OHHHH...if ONLY this would be the case:
American Thinker - 13 hours ago
Is our current "Young Pretender" preparing to fly the coop even before his Culloden in 2012?
But alas!  Obambi is way too big of a narcissist to ever let THAT happen!  (To bad....)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Claiming Faith, Finding Freedom

Today's television broadcast of Turning Point was truly excellent! I learned quite a lot when it comes to the comparison of legalism vs. liberty.

What was also interesting was the portion of the sermon where Dr. Jeremiah discusses the fact that God made a promise of a child to Abraham and Sarah in their old age. Abraham was 100 years old, and Sarah was 90 years old.

Of course, we know the story in Genesis where Sarah became anxious (at the ripe old age of @ 77 years old) and decided to have her Egyptian maidservant Hagar become impregnated with a child by Abram to "speed along" the promise that God made to them regarding having a child.

Hagar gave birth to a baby boy named "Ishmael." You will notice that in Genesis chapter 16 Sarah's original name was Sarai and Abraham's was Abram. FYI, both Sarah and Abraham's names were changed by God in Genesis 17 when God made the covenant with Abraham through the coming birth of Isaac.

We find out in the Scriptures that when Hagar became preganant, Sarai was jealous. She wanted Hagar out of the household. Sarai was "hard on Hagar" and she fled. But God saw Hagar's affliction and intervened:

Gen 16:6 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face.

Gen 16:7 And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.

Gen 16:8 And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.

Gen 16:9 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Gen 16:10 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.

Gen 16:11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.

Gen 16:12 And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Most Bible scholars agree that the "angel of the LORD" in the Old Testament is the pre-incarnate Jesus Christ. We can see how even though the people in this passage went against God's laws and did not trust by faith that they (Sarai and Abraham) would bear a child from their own bodies, that the promise was ultimately fulfilled. The fact that both Sarai had been barren her entire life up until the point where she conceived Isaac, and was way past child-bearing age, indicates that Isaac's birth was through a miracle of God. It was not the same thing as Mary, the mother of Jesus' miracle (the Virgin birth).  Our long awaited Messiah, Jesus Christ would enter the world through the incarnation.

During the sermon, Dr. Jeremiah pointed out that Ishmael was the ancestor of the Arab people. The fact that they were against their Jewish brothers thousands of years ago, and are still, to this day, fighting against the Jews in Israel is just another important proof that the Bible is true and the Word of God.

Here is the link to the entire televised sermon:

David Scroll down a bit and click on the green box that states "WATCH NOW - THIS WEEK'S BROADCAST."

Here is a copy of the summary about the current T.V. Series:

Claiming Faith, Finding Freedom


Sometimes we diminish the power of grace in our lives by leaning on our own strength. We try to earn a right standing with God, and get caught up in legalistic practices that turn our focus off Christ and on to ourselves. That is what the Galatians did. They were drawn astray by the false teaching of the Judiazers who taught that keeping the law was necessary for salvation. The believers, who were once solid in their faith and had received sound teaching from Paul, conformed to their previous lifestyle under the law. They had forgotten the power of grace! In the Book of Galatians, Paul confronts the believers’ weakened faith, reminding them that salvation comes through the Spirit. The law merely illuminates sin, but it is through God’s grace that we have the assurance of salvation. When we claim our faith in this truth, we will find the freedom Christ offers us. From July 17 through September 11, Dr. Jeremiah is teaching the Book of Galatians on Turning Point Television. He examines the difference between law and liberty and why we are to embrace the freedom grace allows us. He also teaches how we as Christians are to properly use our liberty so that our actions do not cause others to stumble, but edify fellow believers. God’s grace is not an excuse to sin, but should motivate us to a greater love for our Savior and others.

The portion where Dr. Jeremiah discusses the difference between choosing to live under the law (Mount Sinai - where Moses received the Ten Commandments) or under grace (Mount Zion - where Jesus Christ brings us through the Gospel) is truly riveting!! It explains in a better way than I have ever heard before the difference between legalism (religion) and liberty (finding faith, claiming freedom)! A LOT OF CHRISTIANS do not understand the difference. It can be a difficult concept to grasp, but Dr. Jeremiah explains it all in such a way that you will never confuse the two ever again!

The following outline might be helpful to print out and study as well:


Dr. David Jeremiah

“The Story”
Galatians 4:21-31

August 21 2011

I. The Argument – Galatians 4:21

II. The Allegory

A. The Two Sons

Galatians 4:22
Genesis 15:4
Genesis 17:18-19
Genesis 17:17
Genesis 21:8-9

B. The Two Systems

Galatians 4:23
Romans 4:19-22

C. The Two Symbols

1. The Covenant of Law
Galatians 4:24-25

2. The Covenant of Liberty
Galatians 4:26-27
Hebrews 12:18-21
Hebrews 12:22-24

III. The Application

A. We Are Children of Promise
Galatians 4:28

B. We Are Candidates for Persecution
Galatians 4:29

1. This Can be Applied Historically
2. This Can be Applied Religiously
3. This Can be Applied Spiritually
Galatians 5:17

C. We Are Not to Compromise With the Flesh
Galatians 4:30

D. We Are Called to Liberty Not Law
Galatians 4:

Hat tips to all links.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Things Hidden From the Learned and the Clever

Every once in a while, I will spot a great column in the Faith and Values section of our local newspaper. Last month, I cut out such an article that was dated July 15, 2011 and meant to share it here at Talk Wisdom. Since I didn't get around to it during the month of July, I thought that I would find a copy of it online to copy and post here. Better late than never, right? But a funny thing (actually, it's kinda sad) happened during my search for the column at the newspaper's archive site. I could not find it! I tried everything. I used the search tool for the author. Only three links showed up and they weren't what I was looking for. Next, I typed in the date and went through page after page of articles to no avail. Finally, I decided to search online via Bing for the author's name, hoping that he had a website. Fortunately, I found the website. I searched under "archived articles" and found it. I will now present it to readers here. I think that you will find it quite thought provoking.

~ Christine


Things Hidden from the Learned and the Clever

I've lived and worked within academic circles for most of my adult life, studying in various universities, teaching within university circles, and having university professors as close friends and colleagues. What's that world like? What kind of folks inhabit academic circles?

Perhaps my experience is atypical because most of the scholars under whom I studied and most of the theologians and other scholars who have been my colleagues became professors and university lecturers in function of ministry, as a vocation, rather than as a career. Thus, instead of struggling with faith and church, they were driven to become academics in function of their faith and church commitments. In some ways, professors in theology schools and schools of ministry aren't typical of academic circles.

But an academic is an academic and graduate and post-graduate studies, whatever the motivation for doing them, have some of the same effect on people. And so I suspect that the circles I have been part of, in the end, are more typical than atypical. And what is typical?

Academics, scholars, and university professors, like any segment of society, are a complex mix: In university circles you will find some of the most humble, gracious, faith-filled, and genuinely good people you will ever meet; just as you will also find some of the most arrogant, self-absorbed, amoral, and cynical people in the world. The academic world looks like the rest of the world.

Given that truth, I have long been haunted by a saying of Jesus that, often times, the deep secrets of life and of faith are hidden from the learned and the clever and revealed instead to children, to those of a less-complex mind. I don't doubt the truth of this; I wonder why.

Why? Clearly intelligence and learning are good things. Intelligence is the gift from God that sets us apart from animals and access to learning is a precious right given us by God. Indeed, ignorance and lack of education are things every healthy society and every healthy individual strive to overcome. Scripture praises both wisdom and intelligence and the health of any church is partly predicated on having a vigorous intellectual stream within it. Every time in history that the church has let popular piety, however sincere, trump sound theology it has paid a high price. The Reformation arose out of just that and one of the first things that the Council of Trent mandated for Roman Catholics was that its priests be better trained intellectually.

Intelligence and learning are good things. God did not give us intelligence and then ask us not to use it. Naiveté is not a virtue and should never be confused with innocence. So why is being "intelligent and clever" something that can work against our understanding of the deeper secrets within life and faith?

The fault is not with intelligence and learning, both good things in themselves, but in what they can inadvertently do to us. Intelligence and learning often have the unintended effect of undermining what's childlike in us, that is, the very strength that they bring into our lives can allow us to unconsciously claim a superiority and have us believe that, given our intelligence, we have both the need and the right to isolate ourselves from others in ways that the natural neediness of children does not permit them to do. Children are not self-sufficient even though they fiercely want to be. They need others and they know it. Consequently they more naturally reach out and take some one's hand. They don't have the luxury of self-sufficiency.

When we are "learned and the clever" we can more easily forget that we need others and consequently don't as naturally reach for another's hand as does a child. It's easier for us to isolate ourselves. When we are less aware of our contingency we more easily lose sight of the things to which God and life are inviting us. The very strength that intelligence and learning bring into our lives can instill in us a false sense of self-sufficiency that can make us want to separate ourselves in unhealthy ways from others and understand ourselves as superior In some way. And superiority never enters a room alone, but always brings along a number of her children: arrogance, disdain, boredom, cynicism. All of these are occupational hazards for the "learned and the clever" and none of these helps unlock any of life's deep secrets.

But we must be careful not to misread the lesson. Faith does not ask us to not stretch our minds. Neither ignorance nor naiveté serve faith. Faith not only doesn't fear the hard questions it invites us to ask them. The depths of infinity are never threatened by finite intelligence. And so it's never a bad thing to become learned and sophisticated; it's only a bad thing if we remain there. The task is to become post-sophisticated, that is, to remain full of intelligence and learning even as we put on again to the mindset of a child.

Written by Ron Rolheiser
Hat Tip: Ron


Tonight, I present another great song by Brandon Heath - "Only Water."

When we think about all the references in the Bible about water, we can see the miracles and power that Jesus Christ gave during his ministry on this earth. Water refreshes us. We cannot live for more than several days without drinking water. Water cleanses us, both physically and spiritually via baptism. Jesus turned simple jugs of water into the finest wine that anyone in attendance at one particular wedding in the Bible ever tasted! As Brandon Heath reveals in the lyrics:

And it washes over me
Like a single river stone
Changes everything
But has no power on its own

On its own
It's only water.

Jesus speaking:

John 7:38 - He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Outgoing Obama ‘Car Czar’ Makes Yet Another Communist Reference's been a busy day for me. But while running errands, I was listening to the Glenn Beck radio program. I found it quite interesting that Ron Bloom was leaving the Obamafraud administration. Good riddance AFAIC! At least one of the more creepy czars is outta there.

If you are a Glenn Beck (or were) T.V. show fan, then you may have already heard about Bloom and his Mao-loving rhetoric. If not, then I invite you to read about him over at The Blaze: Outgoing Obama Car Czar Makes Yet Another Communist Reference. Watch the video at that link.


Still, what Bloom might best be known for is his past comments about Mao and communist China.

During a keynote speech in 2008 at the 6th Annual Distressed Investing Forum at the Union League Club, Bloom spoke about a union’s role in bankruptcy and restructuring, saying he “agreed” with Mao that “political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”

“Generally speaking, we get the joke,” Bloom started. “We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, ’cause they’re convinced that there is a free lunch.”

“We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog.”

But what came next really stunned me. Perhaps by now NOTHING about ObaMAO and his corrupt cronies should surprise me. But when I learned about Bloom's latest thinly veiled threats (and I'm sure he was aiming right at the conservatives/patriots/TEA Party members) my mouth gaped open!


That brings us to this month. In an article last week, Politico ended its story on Bloom’s resignation with a curious quote. In reference to Obama attempting to forge a partnership between manufacturers in several states and academia — in order to revitalize American factories — Bloom apparently saw something Mao-esque in the way government was attempting to support private business, stating the approach would, “let the great thousand flowers bloom in America.”

If that sounds familiar, it should.

While the correct wording is in fact a “hundred flowers,” there is no question as to where the phrase derives from. Back in the summer of 1957 in the People’s Republic of China, a movement emerged called the “Hundred Flowers Campaign,” during which the Communist Party allegedly encouraged those with diverse view points to step forward and share their ideas with a view to “letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting progress in the arts and the sciences and a flourishing socialist culture in our land.”

Of course it was all a ploy, implemented to out as many free-thinkers and dissidents as the regime possibly could. Not surprisingly, Mao punished many who participated in the Hundred Flowers Movement until finally reimposing his oppressive policy on public expression.

So, if his past Mao comments were a joke, then why would Bloom make yet another reference to Mao, this time with regard to American manufacturing? Is he implying Mao’s Hundred Flowers campaign actually born out of good intentions? Did Bloom mean to say that the Obama administration was then letting “a hundred schools of thought contend” in a “policy for promoting progress” in American factories? That very well could be the case. Or perhaps, Bloom made the comment as a dig to all of those, like Beck and Mack, who have called the former union worker out on his ideological leanings.

So many questions.

Either way, it remains unclear where Bloom may be headed next. A good guess? Perhaps he will take a consulting job at a manufacturing plant in China.

(H/T: Blaze reader Luke S. in Vancouver, BC) you know what kind of "punishment" Mao regularly dished out? It's OK if you don't. Unfortunately, a lot of Americans didn't learn about it in history class. This commenter will sum it up for you:

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:35am
Mao was a commie. One step up from a socialist. Also murdered hundreds of thousands of his own people.


Recall the fact that the Obambi White House had a "holiday" ornament on the tree that had the likeness of Mao on it?

I can only shake my head in disbelief that such cruel ignoramuses would say and do such things. The evil swirling around Washington D.C. because of ObaMARXIST, the Demoncrats (and, admittedly, some of the RINOS), NEEDS TO BE CLEANED OUT NEXT ELECTION!

Meanwhile, Dear Lord, I continue to pray that You will please keep America safe in your loving arms until then, and always.  Amen.

Hat Tip:  The Blaze

More comments at the Blaze:

Eric Von Zipper
Posted on August 18, 2011 at 1:42am
My friends… Mao is responsible for killing more people than any other person that’s ever lived… An estimated 70 Million… and this is a person that some on the Left hold up as an example of greatness… The values of the Left are truly an example of pure Moral Bankruptcy…

Conservative Vet
Posted on August 17, 2011 at 11:51pm
I see the Democrats as a completely corrupt group. They are hateful, and Godless. It’s time for America to wake up and take our country back from the hands of the communist traitors. See you at the polls in November 2012.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 7:16am
Everything I hear about this administration and the people the POTUS surrounds himself with make me sick.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:52am
I believe it was Rush that stated it, and that is that It has little to do with the intelligence of Obama, or lack of it. It has everything to do with who he is and what he stands for. He is neither an American in heart or soul. He is against our freedoms, free enterprise, true Christianity or Judaism, the Constitution and the foundational principles of this great nation. He is at the very least a socialist who desires to micromanage our lives because he “knows best” for us, stealing from the rich, dismantling the middle class, and ballooning the dependency and size of the poor class with the objective of creating a literal banana republic – not in any way the kind of Republic that our forefathers created and foresaw.
All one has to do, aside from looking at the policies he has implemented or tried to do so, is look upon the “characters” with whom he has surrounded himself. Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Ron Bloom, Cass Sunstein, “the give your dog the right to sue” guy, and on and on the list goes, all promoting his radical agenda. When will it end? hopefully when Obama is sent packing in November 2012.

Posted on August 18, 2011 at 9:44am
Here’s the thing, their gig is up. The American people have awakened, at least enough of us that they are not going to get away with the hijinks they had planned when they took over the White House. I think this is why Bloom left, he knew he could not push his communist agenda further because Congress and the American People are awake! Also, Barry’s approval rating has fallen so low, they realize he is not going to be re-elected, especially at this point with Perry’s soaring stardom. I think Barry’s minions are running scared and, like rats abandoning a sinking ship, they are abandoning Barry before things get so bad, they might actually face criminal or treason charges themselves! OT: I find it very very satisfying that Perry is running and got Barry running scared. After Governor Perry pleaded with Barry for aid and disaster funds after the horrible spring wildfires that we (Texas) suffered (I actually was evacuated because of the fire danger). Barry chose to totally ignore my Governor’s requests for disaster aid. And it was not the first time Barry dissed Texas. I find it poetic justice that Perry may be the one to unseat the annointed one!!!! [Christine: allow me to change that to "ointment one" cause he's slimy, greasy, and his policies STINK!]

Monday, August 15, 2011


I had to clean this up a bit, but it is a copy of an email (with one small change) that I think FINALLY explains, in the simplest of terms, the REAL problem in Washington D.C.:

Finally, someone put it down in a form that I can understand.


The folks who are getting free ship, don't like the folks who are paying for the free ship, because the folks who are paying for the free ship, can no longer afford to pay for both the free ship and their own ship. And, the folks who are paying for the free ship, want the free ship to stop, and the folks who are getting the free ship, want even MORE free ship on top of the free ship they're already getting! Now…..

The people who are forcing the people who PAY for the free ship, have told the people who are RECEIVING the free ship, that the people who are PAYING for the free ship are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So .... the people who are GETTING the free ship, have been convinced they need to HATE the people who are PAYING for the free ship by the people who are forcing the people who are PAYING for the free ship and GIVING them the free ship in the first place.

Hope I didn't miss changing any of those "t's" to "p's"...heh heh!

BTW, did you happen to see Obama's new slogan on his tour bus? It reads, "register for change." Gateway Pundit: Mitt Romney On Obama's Midwest Excursion - It's a "Magical Mystery (or Misery)" Bus Tour HA HA HA HAAAAA!!

Register -

verb (used with object)
15. to enter or cause to be entered formally in a register.
16. to cause (mail) to be recorded upon delivery to a post office for safeguarding against loss, theft, damage, etc., during transmission.
17. to enroll (a student, voter, etc.) in a school or course of study, on the voting rolls, etc.
18. to indicate by a record, as instruments do: The thermometer registered 102 degrees today.
19. to indicate or show, as on a scale

Now, 39% of the public in the latest poll shows that people aren't buying Obama's "hopey, changey" rhetoric anymore. That means that 61% of the public think that he is doing a terrible job as pResident. Who in their right mind would want to get on the destructive failed policy bus of Obamaland's "change?" We've had 2 1/2 years of it already and he and his policies ARE A COMPLETE AND UTTER FAILURE!! Plus, the stupid rhetoric being spouted by the likes of Obummer, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and other Dems against the TEA Party is truly laughable.


How wonderful it is that Michele Bachmann won the straw poll vote! I think it is fantastic that Rick Perry is entering the race! His speech in South Carolina was awesome! Of course, I still need to do more research on Perry to determine if he would be my final candidate of choice for the Republican nomination.

I have much optimism today that the nightmare of Obamafraud is only several months away from being GONE!

God is answering our prayers, people!! He is working behind the scenes and people are finally waking up to the fact that Obama is bad for America. We see that message loud and clear now. Those who used to support Obama are leaving in droves!! That's a great sign!!

Any person who was in the Republican debate (except for Ron Paul - his philosophy of letting Iran have a nuclear weapon is crazy! Rick Santorum did a great job countering Paul's unwise rhetoric regarding Iran) would be great as the next President of the United States. My favorites are Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann. I do think that Perry has more experience creating jobs for the state of Texas (which produced 40% of all the jobs in the nation since 2008!!!) and would probably do better than Bachmann in that area. But Bachmann's straw poll win was a very exciting and pleasant event and I'm so happy for her success!

Again, Election 2012 can't get here soon enough!!

Who is your favorite?

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