Altruism, or the sacrifice of values for lesser ones, or for none at all, has sired many of the most horrendous, treacherous crimes in history, committed in the name of a "greater" good. But, that is the nature of altruism: If values exist, altruism requires that they be sacrificed, destroyed, or discarded. Altruism, practiced consistently, is essentially nihilistic in nature.
I grew tired very early on listening to the repeated, self-righteous nonsense that Americans have sacrificed their lives to fight for their country or to advance democracy in the world. Frankly, I am not interested in advancing "democracy" anywhere, in any country, not if it means the literal sacrifice of American lives and treasure. But if by chance Americans have lost their lives in such a "moral adventure" (a Progressive/Wilsonian term, and Woodrow Wilson was nothing if not a willing sacrificer), and if such a project were then abandoned (as Obama has abandoned Iraq), then, indeed those lives were sacrificed. An American fighting for his own country is not "sacrificing" anything. He is fighting to preserve a value, and putting his life at risk doing so.
President Barack Obama is in competition with himself to see how malicious and destructive he can be. One is hard pressed to fashion a chart of every evil, consciously malign, deliberately pernicious action he has taken since assuming office six grueling years ago. The chart and accompanying list would be revealing and several pages long without annotations. Readers of my columns know that list all too well.
However, if one wanted evidence of just how racist Obama is, all one need to is examine his policy of encouraging tens of thousands of Mexicans to enter the country illegally, and add to that violation of his oath of office his ancillary policy of encouraging the bussing of thousands of ignorant, disease-ridden Hondurans and other Central Americans into the country, with plans to resettle them in selected towns and cities across the country.
The shocking revelation – a revelation made under duress and in the face of threats of arrest of journalists and medical staff by the federal government – that the overwhelming number of Central Americans carry communicable diseases, diseases once eradicated or in decline this in this country, but now reappearing or on the rise again, should be enough to raise the hackles of anyone who values this country's future. Todd Starnes of Fox News reported on July 2nd on the conditions inside a "camp" at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio. A nurse said:
… children in the camp had measles, scabies, chicken pox and strep throat as well as mental and emotional issues.
“It was not a good atmosphere in terms of health,” she said. “I would be talking to children and lice would just be climbing down their hair.”
A former nurse at the camp told me she was horrified by what she saw.
“We have so many kids coming in that there was no way to control all of the sickness – all this stuff coming into the country,” she said. “We were very concerned at one point about strep going around the base.”
Both the counselor and the nurse said their superiors tried to cover up the extent of the illnesses.
“When they found out the kids had scabies, the charge nurse was adamant – ‘Don’t mention that. Don’t say scabies,’” the nurse recounted. “But everybody knew they had scabies. Some of the workers were very concerned about touching things and picking things up. They asked if they should be concerned, but they were told don’t worry about it.”
On July 7th, Starnes further reported that the government is claiming that pandemic illnesses and the medical conditions of especially the children are exaggerated. However:
However, at least a half dozen anonymous sources, including nurses and health care providers who worked at Lackland, allege that the government is covering up what they believe to be a very serious health threat. Several of my sources tell me that tuberculosis has become a dangerous issue at both the border and the camps.
"The amount of tuberculosis is astonishing," one health care provider told me. "The nurses are telling us the kids are really sick. The tuberculosis is definitely there."
Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner David Lakey, M.D. says state health officials have seen only three cases of tuberculosis, the Associated Press reports. One of my sources with close ties to the Texas HHS tells me all three cases were reported in Austin. However, nurses at Lackland in San Antonio, said they know of at least four teenagers in their camp who have tuberculosis.
But…but…they're CHILDREN! Still, anyone reporting the truth about the conditions of the detention centers and the health of their occupants, has been threatened with arrest if the news is broadcast to the American public. Kit Daniels of InfoWars reported on June 27th:
The Department of Defense has threatened me with imprisonment in response to our report on the illegal alien shelter at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
In a certified letter sent to Infowars, the Defense Department claims that I engaged in “unauthorized photography and broadcast” which were somehow “detrimental” to the “safety and security of the installation” even though the photos of Lackland’s illegal alien shelter, which is housing nearly 2,000 illegals at a cost to taxpayers of around $250 per immigrant per day, were taken outside the shelter and are clearly in the public’s best interest.
“You are hereby put on notice that should you make unauthorized entry into any of the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) installations in the future, a debarment order will be issued,” stated the letter, which added that further action could lead to imprisonment.
So, whose country is the Department of Defense "defending"? Our country? Or Mexico? Or the Country of the Blind, where the one-eyed policymaker is king? The Tea Party would also seem to question the propriety of threatening to punish Kit Daniel exercising his First Amendment rights:
It would appear that DoD officials are somehow more threatened by a journalist reporting on illegal immigration than they are with illegal aliens using military accommodations at taxpayers’ expense while homeless vets wander the streets.
For one, it’s extremely unlikely that Lackland’s illegals have been fully screened for the “safety and security of the installation” since the Department of Health and Human Services, which is operating the shelter, admitted it does not bother to thoroughly check the backgrounds of immigrants.
And what about the safety and security of America? Multiple cases of swine flu (H1N1) have already been confirmed among illegal immigrants being detained in South Texas.
On July 7th CNS News reported on the DHS's official policy:
Department of Homeland Security head Jeh Johnson answered some questions on NBC's Meet the Press about the condition and future of especially the unaccompanied illegal immigrants. Or rather did not answer some questions:
Speaking to NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson carefully avoided answering multiple questions about the deportation of some 50,000 children who have come to this country illegally from Central America so far this year.
"We have to do right by the children," Johnson said. "I have personally encountered enough of them to know that we have to do right by the children, but at the end of the day, in the final analysis, our border is not open to illegal migration, and we will stem the tide."
No, we don’t need to "do right by the children." That is the typical altruist, Trojan Horse of most government policies that seek to enforce statist legislation. It was used to control smoking, obesity, guns, and even education. Anyone who opposes our plans to "protect" children must be a heartless beast and should be beaten with a truncheon and exiled to non-personhood.
No, we don't need to "do right by the children." Who knows their origin? Were they sold by their parents to smugglers? Kidnapped? Rounded up by scores and loaded onto buses? Tragic as those scenarios might be, the United States is under no obligation to allow them into this country, whether or not they carry communicable diseases. Jeh Johnson "promised" that the tide of illegals from Central America will be "stemmed." He blamed Central American poverty and violence on the influx of immigrants. Believe that if you wish. He's an Obama appointee.
CNS also reported that U.S. Representative from Idaho Raul Labrador contradicted Johnson's assertions.
Also appearing on "Meet the Press," Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican, disputed Johnson's statement that children are coming here mainly to flee violence back home. "The reality is that the violence has existed in these Central American countries for a long period of time," Labrador said. "The level of poverty has existed in these countries for a long period of time."
Labrador said the reason for the influx is President Obama's decision to implement a policy that defers deportation for certain people who were brought to the United States illegally as children. "And as soon as the administration in 2012 decided to do DACA, which is the deferred action program, that's when the number of children started moving up, and that's because these criminal cartels in ...Central and South America decided to start advertising that there was a free pass."
Labrador called for the immediate deportation of the families and children who are arriving here. He said the frustration people are seeing in places like Murrieta, California stems from the perception that the Obama administration is "doing nothing about border security."
Cartels? Oh, yes. Those cartels. The Fast and Furious pets of Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice, not to mention the "rules of engagement" for Border Patrol agents, guaranteed to let the cartels pass unmolested into this country, and also, to punish those agents for doing their job. Let's not only sell guns to these killing machines, but let them form rackets to further infest America with helpless children and semi-literate, ignorant adults who haven’t a clue to what is being done to and with them.
Daniel Greenfield, in his FrontPage article of July 3rd, ICE Open About Helping Illegal Aliens Infiltrate US," suggests a more sinister motive behind Obama's "open borders" policy.
After residents of Murietta, California, stood up to Obama and his illegal alien voter dumping strategy, a town meeting was held in which an unapologetic ICE official made it clear that dumping illegal aliens on America was now policy….
It’s not humane to dump mass amounts of illegal alien invaders on already overburdened Americans, but it is the politically correct thing to do on an administration that is determined to crush political opposition by importing a new electorate.
And where are these illegals being settled? Here is an interactive Google map of their final destinations. It isn't just in Texas. It's all over the country. Obama's policies also encourage the influx of Muslims from all over Islam: Somalia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and so on. :
The residents of Lawrenceville, Virginia told off federal officials during a meeting to discuss settling illegals in their small town. Kerry Picket of Breitbart News on June 20th reported:
Over 1,000 angry residents of the small, rural town here gathered at Brunswick High School on Thursday and reamed out local, state, and federal government officials for offering the St. Paul’s College building as temporary emergency shelter for 500 unaccompanied alien children (UACs) coming from Texas. St. Paul’s, a historically black college, shut down five years ago after losing its accreditation….
Lawrenceville resident Arron Smith said firmly, “The people here don’t want to ask you any questions. We really don’t want to hear your selling points. We don’t want to hear your politically correct terms. We talk slow around here. We got a little twang, but talk direct. Let me say this to you as I look square in your eyes. We do not want you here.”
Obama's project seems to have three basic purposes: to overload the welfare system – because that's where all these illegals will wind up, and taxpayers are already footing the bill for their housing, feeding, and medical care – to cause it to crash, giving him and the Democrats an excuse to completely nationalize the healthcare system; to provide a "grateful" and greater voting bloc which will help to perpetuate the Progressive/Democratic grip on the country; and to transform the country into one whose population is basically brown and black, and not "white." Mexicans, Muslims, and others.
"Let's swamp America with 'minorities,' including Muslims, and put an end to this 'white' hegemony. Let's show 'whitey' that 'clinging to their guns' isn't going to do them any good. We have more guns. We'll have more votes. We're going to 'transform' America even if it means starting a race war." (By "white," Obama also includes Asians of Japanese, Chinese or Korean descent.)
The last charge I make is one that can be made by anyone with 20/20 cognitive skills, so I don’t think it's that radical. Obama's racist premises often come through in spite of his and his advisers' best efforts to suppress them. Speaking of buses, Obama didn’t hesitate throwing his former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, under one when that minister's thundering Black Liberation Theology became known to the country. But Wright's rant has become an integral part of his former parishioner's domestic and foreign policies. Obama, too, "God-damns-America."
When immigrants came to this country early in the 20th century, they did not arrive in search of , or to be instantly enrolled in, or to take advantage of a welfare state, nor could the federal government want them to. There was no welfare state. Immigrants came here to escape being controlled, oppressed and manipulated by the statist governments they left behind. Ones suspected of carrying communicable diseases were quarantined until they got a clean bill of health. Those not passing medical scrutiny were deported.
In the meantime, here are some questions journalists with more resources than I have might want to investigate:
ü Has the Mexican government been paid to allow buses originating in Central America and carrying illegals to pass through Mexico on their way to the U.S. border?
ü Which bus lines, airlines, and other transportation carriers have been "hired" to bring illegals from Central America to U.S. borders? Have they been paid for the service? And, if so, by whom?
ü What is the extent of Mexican and Central American drug and other criminal gangs' involvement in the disaster?
A Breitbart article of July 6th, "What a Difference a Century Makes: The U.S. Was Firm with Mexico in 1914—but in 2014, Not So Much," details past U.S. policy in dealing with Mexico, one even Progressive President Woodrow Wilson thought wise to adhere to: retaliatory force.
That’s always been US policy. Yet today, the Obama administration seems content to abandon two centuries of policy continuity. The chaos along the US-Mexican border is a clear threat to American well-being, and yet the Obamans seem to be oblivious to the danger—or maybe even happy about it. And, of course, the Obamans show no interest whatsoever in the possible threats from around the world that could be coming to the US through Mexico.
Just on Sunday, the Obama administration’s Customs and Border Protection chief assured us that the massive recent influx is “not dangerous.” Yet common sense tells us that we aren’t safe if we can’t identify all those streaming across our border. Could they be criminals? Terrorists? Unless and until we are closely scrutinizing the identity of every border-crosser, we simply don’t know.
But we do know this: in 2011, some 7518 individuals from countries that the US lists as “state sponsors of terrorism,” or from countries listed as complicit in terror, were apprehended by US authorities. And how many were not apprehended? Once again, we have no idea. And since 2011, of course, we have seen the rise of ISIS in the Middle East, indicating that the terror threat has grown worse.
Ayn Rand, the novelist/philosopher called racism "the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism."
It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors….
Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.
Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination.