Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Islam in Congress

The three witches in the House: Omar, Tliab, and Alexandria Cortez

One grows jaded from reading  -- indeed, weary of – all the bad news one finds on the Internet or which cascades into one’s emai. More knife attacks in the U.K., more rapes in Sweden and Germany, Islamic butchery in Morocco and Pakistan and Nigeria, of Islamic slaughters everywhere. And news of Western countries folding, ever so slightly, to the invasion and inroads of Islam.

Except for a few reality- centered souls – Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer, Amil Imani, Katie Hopkins, and a scant paucity of other individuals – with access to the reading public , few other writers and thinkers and prominent persons will risk a blanket, public condemnation of Islam. This is especially true of members of Congress. To stand up and point fingers at Islam would invite charges of racism and attempts at suppressing freedom of speech, oppression of a "minority," even though Islam is gaining the status of a "protected" minority here, as it enjoys in the U.K. and on Continental Europe. I can't think of any politician with the moral or mental backbone to unapologetically cite Islam's totalitarian, fascist nature and its 14 centuries of bloodshed, conquest, and destruction.

Congress has been Islamisized. No one there dares stand up and say, “Islam is evil and is not ‘peaceful.”  Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, is friendly to the Muslimis, and has appointed them to powerful, influential committees,  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  and Rashida Tlaib to the Financial Services Committee, and Omar to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Voters (or illegal voters) elected them to office as representatives of their districts in the House of Representatives:  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14th district), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota-5th district), and Rashida Harbi Tlaib (Michigan – 13th district).  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  is not a Muslim, but she is the newspaperman’s photogenic dream. She an agenda pal with Tliab and Omar. They all oppose, in varying degrees of vehemence, President Donald Trump, with the rest of the House.

Together, they are the “Weird Sisters” I identify in my Rule of Reason column of January 24th. Omar and Tliab are especially vitriolic in their hatred of Israel and in their anti-Semitic  fervor. Tliab insisted on being sworn in using the Koran (Thomas Jefferson’ copy, as though that would indirectly enlist him in Tliab’s cause or prove that she is not really anti-American), not a bible (the tradition). She also supports Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) and in general anti-Semitism, and is against economic sanctions Venezuela.  Neither of the three witches has anything to say about Hamas-Palestinian terrorism. And nothing of substance to say about Islamic jihad in this country and around the world. Their silence is deafening.

As if to underscore her own antipathy against Israel,

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee earlier this month, despite her history of anti-Semitic rhetoric, her support for sanctions against Israel, and her radical foreign policy views in general. Omar and Tlaib can be counted on to argue against any support for Israel in that committee. Tlaib will become more vociferous about “Palestine” and rant on about the economic and political plight of Palestinians. Other members of either committee are woozy at best in their support of Israel, and will be hard-pressed to counter any anti-Israel offered by Omar or Tlaib.

This is consistent with her own brand of TMS (the Trump Derangement Syndrome) she not only still does not accept Hillary Clinton’s defeat, but her malice over the loss governs her every action in the House. Her hate-based, incurable paranoia has stressed the fact that she represents, to the public,  the House and the Dems in their rhetoric and actions to destroy Trump at any cost.

Pelosi’s malice predates Trump’s election victory. She told Kara Swisher in May of 2016, during a podcast, that she guaranteed that Trump would not win the 2016 election. "Donald Trump is not going to be President of the United States," Pelosi, then the Minority Leader in the House, said on the latest episode of Recode Decode.  Take it to the bank, I guarantee it. Here today, gone tomorrow."

Trump did it! cried the witches.
But Trump is still here, and will be here tomorrow. Pelosi’s failed hubris must have been a humiliating instance of snarkiness and confidence in her political prowess. And that of the MSM, as well.  And you can bet that the three witches –  Cortez, Omar, and Tlaib – under the direction of Pelosi as their Hecate – will pump up the volume of their own malice to drown out what few dissenters are in the House.  

CNN (known in the past as the Clinton News Network when Obama was in office) took its turn to bash President G. W. Bush. The “news” network partially succeeded in scotching his chances to be reelected (Obama won) and lost his party’s support, having to hand the White House and reins of power to Obama.

The House of Representatives will be "magically" transformed into the House of Islam. Hecate and the witches will employ:

"Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg and owlet's wing…

And perhaps a Jew's blood, if Omar and Tlaib can manage it between their public appearances. 

How has Congress, that is, how has the House of Representatives been Islamized? 

By turning a blind eye – or a blind mind – to the “principles” enunciated by Tlaib and Omar. Neither Pelosi nor the rest of the House has anything to say about the practice of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation), about the sanction of Islamic rape of “infidel” women, about Islam’s continual attacks on Westerners with bombs, knives, guns, and vehicles, about the codified and everyday misogyny of Islam, and the mandatory hijab for women in Iran and in other Muslim countries. To say anything about these subjects would necessarily entail a criticism of Islam and certainly provoke CAIR and Islam apologists to levy charges of “Islamophobia” and blasphemy. 

Claiming freedom of speech would fall flat on the ears of the apologists and “defenders” of Islam, or be relegated by them to irrelevance. Omar and Tlaib do not champion it. Their political and “religious” stances do not permit it.

Scott Johnson of Real Clear Politics wrote on November 27:

And despite her self-portrait as an apostle of love, Omar is a proponent of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement. She is, to put it bluntly, an Islamist hater of Israel. In a 2014 tweet during Israel’s hostilities with Hamas, for example, Omar prayed for “Allah to awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” In a May 31 tweet this year, she referred to Israel as an “apartheid regime.”
Omar wrote that Israel had “hypnotized” the world into supporting it and being blind to its numerous “atrocities” against Palestinians.

Tlaib’s hatred of Israel is almost pathological. She is more pro-Palestinian than she is pro-America. It is her first and virtually only obsession.

Now, in an interview with The Intercept, Tlaib publicly endorsed the BDS movement and announced she would refuse an annual trip to Israel hosted by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) for freshman congressmen, and instead will organize a competing delegation to “occupied Palestine.”

“I want us to see that segregation has really harmed us, [especially in] being able to achieve real peace in the region,” Tlaib said in the interview. “I don’t think AIPAC provides a real, fair lens into this issue….”

Tlaib’s announcement of her pro-BDS position comes just weeks after Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., faced a firestorm of criticism, including accusations of anti-Semitism, for coming out in favor of BDS. Omar and Tlaib are the only two members of Congress to publicly support the movement, but their outspokenness is an indication of a shifting conversation in Washington about unconditional U.S. support for Israel, despite its harsh rule over Palestinians.

Hecate, as Nancy Pelosi, who favors her witches.
She also cursed President Trump.  On the night of her election to the House, she cursed Donald Trump. The Detroit Free Press reported on January 5th:

Again, Tlaib, representing the 13th Congressional District that includes parts of Detroit and other communities in Wayne County, called for an impeachment of President Donald Trump. This time, she threw in an expletive.

"People love you. And you win," she told a cheering crowd in a 20-second video published on Twitter. "And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look you won, bullies don’t win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't.'

"Because we’re gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the mother****er."

More of Tlaib’s terrorist connections are detailed by The Daily Caller.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

How to Lose a Culture War

 How to Lose a Culture War

A guest column by Tom McCaffrey

The owner of a gym in Troy, Missouri recently asked army vet Jake Talbot not to wear his “Trump 2016” shirt to her gym in the future. The owner did so in response to complaints from other customers that the shirt made them feel “uncomfortable.”

It is all too common nowadays for graduates of our finer colleges to accord moral significance to their feelings, regardless of whether those feelings are objectively reasonable. You’re uncomfortable? Then clearly someone needs to alter his behavior. Reports say that some customers found the shirt “offensive” or “racist.”

That such judgments are preposterous is irrelevant in our brave new world of political correctness.

The culture warriors at Ms. Drew’s gym have won a small victory over President Trump’s America

What about the discomfort of Mr. Talbot at having to alter his dress at the whim of anonymous complainers? Also irrelevant. As a white male, Mr. Talbot has no say in the matter. Gym owner Liz Drew texted that she just wants “to ensure that all my members feel safe and unthreatened.” Threatened? By a shirt with our president’s name on it? Ms. Drew is well schooled in the lingo of the Left.

Will Ms. Drew now ban all expressions of political opinion, Republican and Democratic alike, from her customer’s garb? Perhaps, but Republicans are not in the habit of objecting to such things. To complain that a T-shirt makes one feel unsafe or threatened is strictly a leftist ploy. It is guerilla theater, probably learned in college, likely at taxpayers’ expense.

In this case, it is a way of giving effect to one’s moral evaluation of Donald Trump, and of imposing that evaluation on the deplorable Mr. Talbot. And it advertises to all involved that any right-minded, appropriately sensitive person should likewise be offended by the name “Trump” on a T-shirt.

Will Ms. Drew now prohibit her customers from wearing a crucifix around their necks, should someone complain? Will she ban the display of the American flag because it causes sensitive leftists to suffer the vapors? How soon before all the symbols and expressions of our great culture disappear from view, to be replaced by those of the brave new Left.

Such craven groveling before the gods of political correctness is now the rule among the putative guardians of Western civilization

Which brings us to Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins, who has announced that murals long on display at the campus depicting the life of Christopher Columbus will, in effect, be relocated to a place where “the darker side” of the Columbus story can accompany the murals.  Such craven groveling before the gods of political correctness is now the rule among the putative guardians of Western civilization.

The culture warriors at Ms. Drew’s gym have won a small victory over President Trump’s America, the America of individual rights, limited government, and private property. They can now claim the gym as “liberated” territory, liberated from the forces of patriarchy and “heteronormativity” and “white supremacy.” Credit where credit is due: the Left know how to win a culture war, one little patch of ground at a time.

If we don’t start contesting their every assault, and with a whole lot more moral conviction than the Reverend Jenkins has been able to summon, we shall soon find ourselves like the British at Dunkirk, with no more ground to surrender. And there will be no boats coming to rescue us.

Tom’s article first appeared in Canada Free Press on January 26th

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Weird Sisters of Congress

The second witch chants:

By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes.  (Macbeth,
Act One, Scene One)

Wikipedia writes:

The Three Witches, also known as the Weird Sisters …are characters in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth (c. 1603–1607). They hold a striking resemblance to the three Fates of classical mythology, and are, perhaps, intended as a twisted version of the white-robed incarnations of destiny. The witches eventually lead Macbeth to his demise.

Hecate, the Greek goddess of witch craft, is the sponsor or “role model” for the weird sisters. Nancy Pelosi is her 21st century embodiment.  What goes on the House of Representatives:

Fair is foul, and foul is fair;
Hover through the fog and filthy air. (Act One, Scene One.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. (Act One, Scene One)

Substitute cauldron with MSM.

The first weird sister, an unrepentant Muslim and “Palestinian”, is the most vociferous and foul-mouthed of the new representatives in the House:

Is the loudest dog whistler, together with IIlan Omar (D-Mich), and chief spokeswoman for anti-Semitism. She is rapidly anti-Israel. On Thursday vowed to take on President Trump hours after she was sworn in to office, saying before a crowd of supporters, “We’re going to go in and impeach the mothef---er.”

The comments from Tlaib came hours after she was sworn in to Congress and on the same day she had an op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press calling for Trump's impeachment.

Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota)

The hijab-wearing Representative owns an unbridgled record of anti-Semitism.

Commentary remarked:

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar trades in a primitive brand of anti-Semitism that’s almost unknown in this country, let alone in Congress. To recap, in 2012, she tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Only last week, the Somali-born Omar defended her tweet during a CNN interview. That’s six years of remorseless bigotry.

But since that interview, someone must have convinced Omar that she needed to do some damage control. On Tuesday, she took to Twitter once again—this time, responding to the New York Times’ Bari Weiss, who wrote a column on Monday detailing Omar’s offense. Omar offered an apology of sorts for what she claimed was former ignorance.

“In all sincerity, it was after my CNN interview that I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word ‘Hypnotize’ and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive,” she wrote. “It’s now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-Semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.”

She “unknowingly” offended Jews by saying that Israel hypnotized the world not to see its evil? Nonsense….”
 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  (D-NY) allies herself with Omar and Tlaib, as another “Weird Sister.”Aside from her nuttiness and ill-thought-out pronouncements about what everyone “deserves,” she sounds like soft version of Joseph Stalin:

Sisters Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and IIhan Omar
Western Journal points out:

Far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ran on the same talking points championed by communist dictator Joseph Stalin in the Soviet Union’s constitution.

Conservatives have long warned that the Democratic Party is slowly drifting too far left, and politicians like Ocasio-Cortez are living proof.

The 29-year-old representative from New York was elected in November despite her affiliation with the far-left Democratic Socialists of America, and one doesn’t even need to dig into her past to figure out that she’s a proponent of socialism.

The representative’s campaign website outlined her ridiculous talking points for the entire world to see: Government-guaranteed medical care, housing, education — even jobs.

It might sound like a liberal dream, but her platform takes on a disturbing reality when read side-by-side with the constitution of the Soviet Union.

The Soviet Union guaranteed the “right to health protection,” including “free, qualified medical care provided by state health institutions.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s platform supports “Medicare for all,” which includes “full vision, dental, and mental healthcare.”

The Soviet Union’s Constitution declared: “Citizens of the USSR have the rights to housing.”


As it turns out, Ocasio-Cortez also “believes that housing is a right,” according to her campaign website.

The Soviet Union declared the “right to education,” which was ensured by “free provision of all forms of education.”

One of Ocasio-Cortez’s biggest issues is a right to tuition-free higher education.

“It’s now time to expand our national education system to include tuition-free public college and trade school,” the website reads.

Daniel Greenfield on Front Page wrote about Omar’s dicey affiliations and out of the ballpark predictions:

After apologizing for claiming that Jews have hypnotized the world, she decided to jump on the Covington Catholic disaster with the worst possible hot take, by defending the black nationalist group involved in the confrontation.

Rep. Omar claimed that the students "were taunting 5 Black men". The actual video shows that the Black Israelite hate group, a racist and anti-Semitic movement, was doing the taunting.

Sisters  Kamala Harris and Rashida Harbi Tlaib

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. Stands with  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

The Conservative Tribune and the Western Journal note that Harris:

…supports crippling environmental regulations, like the Paris climate deal, which would transfer huge amounts of money from the United States to countries like China and India while impacting our economy.

She’s …anti-border wall, having made comments hinting at dismantling Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On and on the list goes.

Nothing to see here. It’s all just Democratic Socialist pap.

All four Weird Sisters and Hecate are of the same raggedy cloth. But  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is 
going to be a movie star.  

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Everything Wrong with Congress II

The Wicked Witch in 2010 and in 2019
As I posted in “Everything Wrong With Congress” on the 21st, the 16th Congress deserves its own critique. Here it goes.
Nancy Pelosi, in this fictive movie, “Collateral Damage,” would be shown enunciating everything that her radical left House endorses, or will work to condemn and eradicate: Produced by a special division from the U.S. Printing Office. Roll credits.

Toxic masculinity; White privilege; Russian collusion between Trump and Moscow, Trump’s obstructionism, that all Republicans are racists, that Socialism is beneficial, that taxation increases wealth, that the government creates wealth, that guns should be taken from all citizens, the legitimacy of LGBT and other gender ambiguous lifestyles, and that illegal aliens are natural American citizens and have the right to vote in American elections, even if they aren’t born here and got here by getting their shoes wet in the Rio Grande River.

The narrator of the video highlights  each of Pelosi’s points with visuals from the video with his own estimate, showing selections of Pelosi’s frenetic delivery with wildly waving hands; the narrator’s remarks are in parentheses:
…..toxic masculinity (responsible for all the rapes and murders of Americans committed by masculine illegal immigrants);
….White privilege (forces us to construe Shakespeare and the Constitution  and to master elementary mathematics and medicine, mathematics is deemed patriarchal);  
….Russian collusion (the ubiquitous bogyman hiding under the country’s bed, always there);
….Trump  obstruction (of every socialist program the Dems want legislated; Dems claim his obstructionism it is not “democratic”);
….Republicans are racist (you know a racist if he’s wearing a MAGA hat);
….Socialism is beneficial (it helps Venezuelans and Cubans appreciate doing with less, or with nothing); 

At the end of this clip Pelosi, after the applause has subsided, invites Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) to speak and awards her an unlimited time limit. She says, “I now urge the brilliant, future of our Party to give us a few words about what we need to do in this sacred chamber of the people.” (More applause as  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez makes her way to lectern.) She does not give us “a few words,” but rather a speech about as long as the first volume of Lenin’s collected works.

  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is shown addressing the House, and dwelling on these topics (narrator’s remarks in parentheses):

Taxation creates wealth (by taking from the fettered givers; taxing wealth at 70% will create a 125% increase of goods to redistribute to the needy);

Government shares wealth (by redistributing appropriated wealth to professional and career parasites);

LGBT (you can be whatever sex you feel like being, regardless of your genitalia and chromosomes; it’s a priority to establish this “new norm” aside from “getting” Trump);

Taking guns from citizens will stop criminals (not stopping them cold, which would be a violation of a criminal’s right to free movement and association; taking the citizen’s guns will leave citizens defenseless against criminals);

Illegal aliens help the economy (by boosting grape harvests and their government social benefits);

Global warming can be worsened or controlled by man (controlled by banning CO2 and aerosols and taxing cow flatulence, and by passing her “New Green Deal,” and worsened by ignoring a melting ice cap and making more cars and laughing off  her “New Green Deal”).

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, witch, future head of the Dems
A member of the House interrupts Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and demands that she ask the Speaker about the value and extent of her Napa Valley estate.  Pelsosi  furiously hammers her extra large gavel (or mallet) and tells the member that he is out of order.  (The gavel, the narrator notes, was inscribed as a special “Welcome Home” gift to Pelosi from leading Dem House members.)

It was a short film but nonetheless very telling.