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November 30, 2010

Leftism: the “Anti” Ideology

Dead eyes, like a doll's eyes.

Doesn’t that mug shot make you sick to the stomach?  I almost wish there was a ticking time bomb out there forcing us to lay him on a board and painfully wring its location from him– but not too quickly, mind you.  Nice and slow.  Alas, thanks to the FBI it never came to that.  And no thanks at all to the Leftists on the Portland, OR city council who are more concerned about moral posturing and ideological preening than the safety of their constituents.  If left to them dozens, if not hundreds of Oregonians might be lying dead today if the FBI hadn’t intercepted this monster before somebody else did.  And apparently it was only a matter of time before somebody did get to him.

Portland Rejected FBI who eventually saved city from terrorist attack

In 2005, leaders in Portland, Oregon, angry at the Bush administration’s conduct of the war on terror, voted not to allow city law enforcement officers to participate in a key anti-terror initiative, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. On Friday, that task force helped prevent what could have been a horrific terrorist attack in Portland.  Now city officials say they might re-think their participation in the task force — because Barack Obama is in the White House.

Reading the FBI affidavit describing Islamist terror suspect Mohamed Osman Mohamud’s plan to bomb a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland’s Pioneer Courthouse Square is a chilling experience.  Mohamud, a Somali-born naturalized U.S. citizen who attended Oregon State University, told undercover FBI agents he dreamed of performing acts of jihad in which hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Americans would die.  “Do you remember when 9/11 happened when those people were jumping from skyscrapers?” Mohamud asked the agents, according to the affidavit.  “I thought that was awesome.”

In months of preparation with men he thought were co-conspirators but were in fact undercover agents, Mohamud backed up his talk with action.  After initially making email contact with Islamist radicals in Pakistan, he took part in constructing what he hoped would be an extraordinarily powerful bomb, scouted the best location for the attack, parked the van containing the bomb near the Christmas tree crowd, and, finally, dialed the cell phone number he believed would detonate the explosives. “I want whoever is attending that event to leave either dead or injured,” Mohamud said of the 25,000 people expected to take part in the event.

What is ironic is that the operation that found and stopped Mohamud is precisely the kind of law enforcement work that Portland’s leaders, working with the American Civil Liberties Union, rejected during the Bush years. In April 2005, the Portland city council voted 4 to 1 to withdraw Portland city police officers from participating in the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. Mayor Tom Potter said the FBI refused to give him a top-secret security clearance so he could make sure the officers weren’t violating state anti-discrimination laws that bar law enforcement from targeting suspects on the basis of their religious or political beliefs.

But here’s the kicker.  Portland is now joining the FBI task force because Obama’s president!

Now, there are indications that the Mohamud case might cause city leaders to change their mind about the FBI and the war on terror. Current mayor Sam Adams, who says he was not aware of the Mohamud investigation until after Mohamud had been arrested, told the Oregonian newspaper that he might ask the city council to reconsider the decision to pull out of the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  Because he now realizes the city was wrong?  Not at all. “[Adams] stressed that he has much more faith in the Obama administration and the leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s office now than he did in 2005,” the paper reported.

Leftism is deadly.  Read the rest.

This was the silver lining for me when Obama won the presidency.  His victory would allow Liberals and Democrats to begin acting like Americans again.  We could now fight terrorism in earnest!  And at least in mayor Adam’s case I appear to have been right.  Leftists like mayor Adams aren’t pro-Islamism, and they certainly aren’t pro-terrorism.  So what gives?  Easy.  We have already discussed this at CCHQ. During the Cold War, Liberals weren’t necessarily proCommunist. Rather, they were anti those who were anticommunist. In other words, they were anti all things “the Right.”  If conservatives during the Cold War were hawks, it was the Left’s job to be soft on communism.  It was their job to be anti-the anti-Soviets. In knee-jerk fashion, they mocked the likes of Ronald Reagan as “chickenhawks” and warmongers.  That same impulse to be anti-all things “the Right” is alive and well today, compelling modern Liberals to be anti-the anti-terrorists. Before the Age of Obama, they were anti-Bush, anti-war on terror, as surely as they were anti-FBI terrorism task force in Portland, OR.  They are the true reactionaries.  We at CCHQ identified this syndrome back in August, and now the Weekly Standard confirms it:

Anti-Anti-Islamism

When Cat Stevens was introduced at Jon Stewart’s recent “Rally to Restore Sanity,” the musician also known by his Muslim name Yusuf Islam was greeted with warm applause and howls of approval. It was a strange reception coming from a culturally savvy, mostly twentysomething audience, for while Stevens’s songs are a staple in the 1970s schlock-folk canon, he is best known these days for having supported Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s 1989 fatwa demanding the execution of novelist Salman Rushdie.

Stevens has tried to whitewash his record over the years, without ever acknowledging or apologizing for his comments, including his response to a British interviewer’s question as to whether he would attend a demonstration to burn an effigy of the writer; Stevens answered glibly that he “hoped that it’d be the real thing.”

“I don’t know why no one in that crowd booed Stevens, or heckled him when he was introduced,” says the British author Nick Cohen, who was in contact with Rushdie after the rally. “Rushdie phoned Stewart, who said he was sorry if it upset him, but it was clear Stewart didn’t really care.”

Presumably what mattered to Stewart and the rally’s cosponsor Stephen Colbert was less Stevens’s willingness to join in the bloodlust of the Islamic Republic of Iran (the fatwa has been reaffirmed by Iran’s current supreme leader, Ali Khamenei) than the fact that Stevens/Islam had been put on a no-fly list by the Bush administration. Never mind that the folk singer had been identified as having donated to a Muslim charity with ties to Hamas; anyone considered unfriendly by Bush is an ally.

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This is the essence of modern Liberalism.  It isn’t a coherent, systematic belief system or ideology.  They are simply anti the Right, anti conservative.  That’s why their tent is so large and fractious.  Many are the Right’s enemies.  But they agree on one thing, and one thing only– they despise the Right.  Little else binds them.

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November 29, 2010

British Schools, Islamic rules

Leftism is deadly.  By 2050 Great Britain will be over 50% Muslim, and by the latter years of this century historians will wonder how Europe was lost.  They currently have mass Islamic immigration which serves as a replacement population for their own dwindling native European one which has been gutted by secular progressivism. In addition, they have Islamic schools/madrasas to inculcate this new Muslim population in the ways of the Caliphate, rather than assimilating them into their host countries.  Leftism couldn’t have engineered our destruction more successfully had it done so on purpose.

PART TWO

Muslim: “Profile Me”

Asra Nomani

In the wake of yet another Muslim terrorist plot, we can no longer ignore the religious/ethnic profiling option.  Or at least that’s what this Muslim patriot believes.  You want to live in a multi-ethnic society?  Well, don’t you?  Then religious and racial profiling COMES WITH THE TERRITORY.  Or at least it should in a sane society not warped by the mental illness we call PC.  It’s the price I myself am willing to pay as a young hispanic male living close to the border.  It’s the price I have paid –on several occassions– to live in a multi-ethnic society that is ORDERLY AND SAFE.  That’s because I don’t carry a racial chip on my shoulder, and I am a patriot.  So get over it, lily white Libturds.  Your hyper-sensitivity is pathetic, and I don’t need your lily white selves to protect me from the screaming racists in your head.

Airport Security: Let’s Profile Muslims

As an American Muslim, I’ve come to recognize, sadly, that there is one common denominator defining those who’ve got their eyes trained on U.S. targets: MANY of them are Muslim—like the Somali-born teenager arrested Friday night for a reported plot to detonate a car bomb at a packed Christmas tree-lighting ceremony in downtown Portland, Oregon.

We have to talk about the taboo topic of profiling because terrorism experts are increasingly recognizing that religious ideology makes terrorist organizations and terrorists more likely to commit heinous crimes against civilians, such as blowing an airliner out of the sky. Certainly, it’s not an easy or comfortable conversation but it’s one, I believe, we must have.

I realize that in recent years, profiling has become a dirty word, synonymous with prejudice, racism, and bigotry. But while I believe our risk assessment should not end with religion, race and ethnicity, I believe that it should include these important elements, as part of a “triage” strategy that my debate partner, former CIA case officer Robert Baer, says airports and airliners already do.

This past week, as part of a debate series sponsored by the New York-based group Intelligence Squared, I argued that U.S. airports should use racial and religious profiling. (Taking the opposite stand was a “debating team” that included the former director of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff; Columbia University scholar of Pakistan, Hassan Abbas; and Debra Burlingame, a former flight attendant whose brother was a pilot of one of the planes hijacked on 9/11.)

And more Americans, it seems, are willing to choose racial and religious profiling as one part of keeping our skies safe. At the beginning of the debate, 37 percent of the audience was for religious and racial profiling, while 33 percent were against and 30 percent were undecided. By the end of the debate, 49 percent of the audience was for religious and racial profiling, 40 percent were against and the rest were undecided, meaning that that the motion carried. Of course, this “victory” in a scholarly debate doesn’t mean that the motion would necessarily win any broader popularity contests.

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November 28, 2010

Backlash!!! Arsonist Sets Fire To Oregon Mosque Frequented By Terrorist

The Salman Al-Farisi Center in Corvallis, Oregon

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Arson caused a fire on Sunday at an Islamic center that was the occasional place of worship for a Somali-born teen who two days ago was arrested on charges of plotting a terror attack in Portland, authorities said.

The fire at the Salman Al-Farisi Islamic Center was set early Sunday morning, said Carla Pusateri, a fire prevention officer for the Corvallis Fire Department.  She said “quite a bit of evidence” was left at the scene, which led her to believe the fire was intentionally set. No injuries have been reported.

The Islamic center was frequented by Mohamed Osman Mohamud, a 19-year-old held on charges of plotting to carry out a terror attack at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland on Friday.  Yosof Wanly, imam at the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center, said Mohamud was a normal student who went to athletic events, drank the occasional beer and was into rap music and culture.

Wanly said Mohamud was religious but didn’t come to the mosque consistently.  The fire on Sunday was contained to one room, burning 80 percent of the center’s office, Wanly said. The worship areas were untouched.

Wanly has been advised by friends to take his family out of their home, and to “another person’s house due to the possibility of hate crimes,” he said. “I’m going to look into it, especially because my face has been on the news a lot.”

Wanly said the local populace has always been accepting of Muslims.

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CCHQ denounces this firebombing.  Though note it was committed in the dead of night, so injury or death wasn’t the goal.

The local (Liberal) populace has always been accepting of Muslims, and yet this jihadi was ready to give his own life to see this loving, Liberal local populace blown to smithereens.  Do you really think you will be spared, Libs?  His target wasn’t a U.S. marine or an Army tank on Muslim soil, it was the very same community that had lovingly embraced him as their neighbor.  Monster.  And while he doesn’t represent the Muslim population at large, everybody knows violent kook arsonists represent all Reichwingers.

ps., note to Muslim houses of worship.  This may be unfair, but there are kooks out there holding you accountable for the terrorists in your midst.  If you don’t take action, apparently somebody will.

Jesusland – How They see You

Filed under: Entertainment, Liberalism, Nation — Tags: — Jesusland @ 13:05

The America you are looking for is the America you will find, and if this is all they see then by god these people hate America.  You are “the other” to them as surely as they claim the brownies of the world are alien to you.  Jesusland is a catchy little tune by the talented Ben Folds, but this elitist young hippie looking judgmentally down his nose at society seems pretentious and is gravely annoying to me.  There is nothing sincere or intellectually honest about this.  As if “Jesus” or religion is what ails us.  As if this footage couldn’t have been shot in New Jersey.  As if a proctologist’s view of our country is the real America, and I’d want to trade it all in for the ghettos of New York, San Francisco, Paris or Stockholm.  Just another small peak into the secular progressive mind.  Their alienation from the American people is complete.

Down the tracks
beautiful McMansions on a hill
that overlook a highway
with riverboat casinos and you still
have yet to see a soul

Anglican Crackup: church faces ‘piece by piece dissolution’

Opposing camps: Robinson and Rowan

Rowan Williams is a Liberal at heart who knows modern Liberalism has gone too far.  Intellectually (if not in his heart), he understands the homosexualization of the Church is the wolf in sheep’s clothing warned about in Scripture.  Teh Gay Bishop Gene Robinson responds that the Archbishop of Canterbury has been ‘abducted by aliens’ for attempting to save his denomination.

Gay Bishop: Rowan Williams “Abducted by Aliens.”

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been accused of  being ‘abducted by aliens’  over the issue of homosexual clergy.  Controversial American Anglican bishop Gene Robinson condemned Dr Rowan Williams for failing to stop internal rows over the ordination of women and gay priests.

The Bishop of New Hampshire said: ‘I pray for him every day.  ‘I have clergy friends who literally studied at  Archbishop Williams’  feet and who have said to me it is almost as if aliens have come and taken Rowan away from us.

‘They have left something that looks like him but we don’t recognize him any more.’ Bishop Robinson  who is openly gay and whose sexuality caused controversy when he was elected  in 2003, told the Times that Dr Williams is a wonderful human being and a faithful Christian.

But he [Robinson] added: ‘I’m not at all sure that his attempts to hold us together as a communion at all costs is the kind of leadership that this time calls for.’ Bishop Robinson claimed Dr Williams had been tougher on the American church  and demanded a ‘higher standard’  than in other parts of the world.

Meanwhile, Dr Williams claimed that many Church of England parishes could be left without clergy as vicars ‘jump ship’ to the Catholic Church.  He made the warning after meeting Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican during an event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity.

It comes just days after it was revealed that five senior CoE bishops were quitting and converting to Catholicism under a scheme launched by the Pope last year.  Known as the English Ordinariate, it allows for Anglicans unhappy at plans to introduce female bishops to ‘switch to Rome’ but still maintain aspects of their CoE faith.

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So there you have it.  To dissolve or not to dissolve.  The gay Bishop Gene Robinson actually WANTS the dissolution of the worldwide Anglican communion over the issue of openly practicing gay priests, and Rowan Williams has lost his mind to aliens for trying to prevent it.  This from the same priest who once said the furor over his ordination would “calm down” and pose no threat to the Church once folks realized it wasn’t a big deal.  Meanwhile, Rowan Williams warns against the ‘piece by piece dissolution’ of the church.  But how to respond to this threat without compromising his own visceral commitment to Lib PC?  It’s a conundrum, and he finds himself powerless to respond because HE WON’T TAKE SIDES on the core substance of the issue.

Anglican church faces ‘piece by piece dissolution’

Dr Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, warned of the risk of “piece-by-piece dissolution” of worldwide Anglicanism in a heartfelt personal plea today to warring factions in the Church of England.  At the opening of the church’s general synod in London, he called for all parties to put aside their disputes and agree on a fresh framework for settling differences across the 70 million-strong international communion.

The synod votes tomorrow on the Anglican covenant, which has been seven years in the making, and sets the Church of England at a crucial crossroads. The church is already facing probable defections to Roman Catholicism by some priests opposed to the ordination of women bishops.

The vote will be crucial as not only is the Church of England the mother church of the communion, but Williams is its spiritual head. A senior church official told the Guardian: “There is no Plan B. If this falls, the communion is in ruins.”

Williams used his presidential address to the first day of the general synod to urge both sides to calm down, listen to each other and work through their differences.  “For God’s sake,” he said. “Don’t let us waste time and energy talking or behaving as if there were competition going on here … I don’t think we are doing the job for which God has called us here if we reproduce the worst aspects of secular partisanship.”

Williams, who has tried to keep disparate churches talking rather than leave the communion altogether, articulated the hopelessness of taking up entrenched positions on homosexuality, criticising both sides in the debate.  “It is unthinkingly treated by some as almost the sole test of biblical fidelity or doctrinal orthodoxy. It is unthinkingly regarded by others as one of those matters on which the church must be brought into line with what our culture can make sense of … The covenant proposals are the only sign at the moment of the work that has to be done.”

The archbishop acknowledged that he was “bound to accept” his share of “reproach” for the lack of progress in major debates and invited the synod to help him do better by creating an “ambience where better understanding may happen”.  Earlier, the supreme governor of the Church of England, the Queen, addressed the synod, reflecting on the “difficult, painful choices” ahead.

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Too late, my dear Archbishop.  The “worst aspects of secular partisanship” come part and parcel with the secular humanist “new tolerance” that has infiltrated the Church.  The flock is scattering to the four winds because the Anglican Church has invited the wolves to dinner.

The Sarah Palin Myth

What’s the big deal about Sarah Palin? Seriously, it’s like I live in an alternate universe when people are talking about her. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Sarah Palin the person or the politician, but I can’t quite wrap my mind around the Palin phenomenon. I don’t understand why some conservatives are so crazy about her. I suppose it’s a response to the Liberal derangement?  And what’s with the frothing at the mouth, Libs?  But I get exactly why the Lib MEDIA continues to propagate her myth– they know she can’t win in a general election.

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November 26, 2010

Tea Party Up, Hate Crimes down

Lefty race baiters can’t seem to catch a break as facts stubbornly continue to defy their narrative.  First, their racially charged cries of wolf failed to stem the Tea Party tide, and now this– as the Tea Party grows in popularity, incidences of racial hate crimes continue their downward trend.  Ten years after the attacks of 9/11, the Left waits with much angst (and anticipation, it seems) for that “backlash” against Muslims that never seems to arrive.  Two years after the election of America’s first black president which is purportedly driving the seething cauldron of racial animus and hatred that is “white America” to the breaking point– despite the Recession, despite the rise of Tea Party politics and the Republican resurgence– those fabled “hate crimes” on which the Left banks for its political survival are DOWN, not up.  Facts I can assure you the Left will conveniently ignore.  They have a narrative and they’re sticking to it.

FBI: Hate Crimes and Anti-Religious Offenses Declined In 2009

The FBI says the number of reported hate crimes dropped significantly in 2009 from the previous year, to their lowest point in more than 15 years, despite the deepening recession and growing social tensions. Anti-religious crimes also declined, although attacks against Jewish targets continued to far outstrip incidents aimed at Muslims and Islamic sites.

Whether that downward trend — and the proportionally low number of anti-Muslim incidents — continued into 2010 will only come to light in next year’s report. Given the supercharged political atmosphere that marked this election year, and flashpoints like the so-called ground zero mosque controversy and the Koran-burning threats that sparked numerous attacks on Muslims, the numbers could spike.

Overall, the numbers represent a drop of 15 percent in all hate crimes to the lowest number reported since 1994, outstripping the 5.5 percent decline in violent crime in 2009 and the 4.9 percent drop in property crimes.

Attacks against Jews and Jewish sites accounted for more than 70 percent of the 2009 incidents against religious targets, while Muslims were targeted in just over 9 percent of the incidents. Both groups have relatively small communities, a few million in each case, as opposed to the nation’s more than 65 million Roman Catholics, for example. The FBI tallied 51 anti-Catholic incidents in total in 2009, 38 against Protestants, and 10 against atheists and agnostics.

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The Nothing People

The Islamization of the West is not the cause of our civilizational decline, it is a symptom.  The West suffers from a terminal disease we call Secular Humanism/Progressivism.  It is a culture-destroying HIV/AIDS which has rendered the West unable to resist the opportunistic cultural infection that is Islamization which takes full advantage of the West’s weakened immune system.  This interview with Kent Ekeroth of the Sweden Democrats explains why it is happening.

When Sweden Surrendered

Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Kent Ekeroth, the international secretary for the political party, Sweden Democrats (SD) and a candidate for the Swedish parliament in the elections in September 2010.

FP: Kent Ekeroth, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today about the Islamization of Sweden.

Let’s begin by you telling us a bit about the political climate in your country. To what extent have political correctness and multiculturalism infiltrated the society and what destruction are they wreaking?

Ekeroth: Thanks Jamie.

We’ll a friend of mine once described Sweden as a “politically correct dictatorship,” which is a rather good description on how far things have gone in Sweden. I can give you a few examples of exactly how far we are talking about. Our prime minister, Fredrik Reinfeldt, said the following soon after he was elected in 2006:

The core Swedish is only barbarism. The rest of the development has come from outside.

Mona Sahlin, now the party leader of the Social Democrats, which is the largest party in Sweden with about 35% of the votes, said in 2002:

“I think that what makes so many Swedes envious of immigrant groups is, you have a culture, an identity, a history, something that binds you. And what do we have? Mid-summers’ eve and such ridiculous things.”

The party leader of the Center Party, who is in the current government coalition, said the following:

“It is really not the Swedes that built Sweden. It was people that came from abroad.”

These three quotes are a pretty clear indicator that things have gone very wrong in Sweden. The Swedish media is censoring the fact that the perpetrators of violent crimes are foreigners. One example of this is when a major Swedish newspaper, Expressen, printed a picture of a criminal that they pixeled to avoid identification. Moreover, they whitened the pixels so that the readers would not see that he was a non-white.

Our courts have even started taking the cultures of perpetrators into account when sentencing. Recently a father got a lower sentence for beating his child with the motivation from the court that “the use of corporal punishment of children is accepted and allowed” in the home country of the father.

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The Secular Progressive Swedes– as is the rest of Europe– are on the path to certain destruction because they have shed their judeo-christian heritage in favor of the modern and enlightened worldview of Secular Humanism/Progressivism.  In effect, in favor of nothing.  Secular Progressivism is not a culture/heritage/history, but rather a worldview that has declared open season on Western culture.  In the words of these Sec Prog politicians cited above, Secular Progressivism has rendered Sweden a self-hating cultural wasteland.  It has rendered the Swedes a nothing people with no identity or sense of self.  And into this vacuum is rushing the cultural super bug that is Islam.

End of the Patriarchy, End of marriage

Filed under: cultural marxism, Feminism — Tags: — Jesusland @ 17:56

With 72% out of wedlock births in the black community, does this come as any surprise?  The sexual revolution, the divorce revolution and the Welfare State all locked together in a downward spiral of social dysfunction yield the following results.  The culprit– yet again– Leftism. This is what the radical feminists (the only ones that really counted) wanted all along.

Four in 10 say marriage is becoming obsolete

WASHINGTON – Is marriage becoming obsolete?

As families gather for Thanksgiving this year, nearly one in three American children is living with a parent who is divorced, separated or never-married. More people are accepting the view that wedding bells aren’t needed to have a family.

A study by the Pew Research Center, in association with Time magazine, highlights rapidly changing notions of the American family. And the Census Bureau, too, is planning to incorporate broader definitions of family when measuring poverty, a shift caused partly by recent jumps in unmarried couples living together.

About 29 percent of children under 18 now live with a parent or parents who are unwed or no longer married, a fivefold increase from 1960, according to the Pew report being released Thursday. Broken down further, about 15 percent have parents who are divorced or separated and 14 percent who were never married. Within those two groups, a sizable chunk — 6 percent — have parents who are live-in couples who opted to raise kids together without getting married.

Indeed, about 39 percent of Americans said marriage was becoming obsolete. And that sentiment follows U.S. census data released in September that showed marriages hit an all-time low of 52 percent for adults 18 and over.

In 1978, just 28 percent believed marriage was becoming obsolete.

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Demographer: Islam to dominate Britain in 50 years

Does CCHQ give a RAT’S @SS about anybody’s skin color?  No.  (This is about CULTURE, not race.)  But the weight of a thoroughly Islamized Europe IN THIS CENTURY brings me to my knees.  This is what the fall of the West looks like, and it is a direct and proximate result of the ideology of decline we know as Leftism and it’s vile doctrine of multiculturalism.

White British people will be in a MINORITY in their own country by 2066

David Coleman, professor of demography at Oxford University, said they will make up less than HALF the population in just over 50 years.  And soaring immigrant birthrates mean white British kids will be in a minority of youngsters in the UK even sooner. The dramatic decline will be fuelled by record-breaking levels of immigration, coupled with the departure of thousands of Brits for a better life abroad, the population analyst said.

Prof Coleman’s controversial claim will raise fresh questions about whether Britain can sustain the influx of hundreds of thousands of immigrants every year.  It comes as Home Secretary Theresa May today gets a report from the Migration Advisory Committee on what cap she should impose on migrant workers next year.

Writing in Prospect magazine, Prof Coleman warned the huge numbers of foreigners landing on our shores will “transform” the UK. He said official projections estimate the UK’s population will rocket to 77 million by 2051 – and 85 million by 2083.

The expert went on: “On those assumptions the ‘white British’ population would decline to 45 million (59 per cent of the total) by 2051.  “Were the assumptions to hold, the ‘white British’ population of Britain would become the minority after about 2066. It’s a milestone that would be passed much earlier in younger age-groups.”

He added: “The US, by comparison, is now about 65 per cent white (non-Hispanic) and that group is projected to fall to 50 per cent by 2045.”  Even if the number of immigrants was cut so that new arrivals matched the number of Brits leaving, the “white British” population would still fall below 50 per cent by the end of the century.

Prof Coleman said this would “represent an enormous change to national identity – cultural, political, economic and religious”.

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November 24, 2010

I pardon you: Lincoln spares Thanksgiving turkey

We are nothing if not our traditions.  President Obama will probably pardon the Thanksgiving turkey tomorrow, just as presidents have done all the way back to Abraham Lincoln.  This charming practice began in 1863 when a living turkey was delivered to the White House, and Lincoln’s son, Tad, begged his dad to spare the bird from the chopping block.

Abraham Lincoln’s 10 year old son, Tad, quickly befriended the bird and named him Jack. Tad fed Jack, and taught the bird to follow him around the White House grounds…

When the time came to prepare the turkey for the holiday meal, Tad convinced the “executioner” to delay slaughtering the bird, so he could bring Jack’s case before the President. Tad ran and burst into one of his father’s Cabinet meetings. Crying loudly, Tad told his father that Jack was about to be killed. “Jack must not be killed; it is wicked,” Tad pleaded. President Lincoln replied, “Jack was sent here to be killed and eaten…I can’t help it.” Tad, sobbing, said, “He’s a good turkey, and I don’t want him killed.” Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States of America, paused in the midst of the Cabinet meeting. He took out a card, and on it he wrote an order of reprieve. Jack’s life was to be spared, and Tad raced out of the Cabinet meeting to present the presidential order to the executioner.*

This began what has become an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Each year the President pardons a turkey before Thanksgiving. After President Barack Obama pardons the Thanksgiving turkey on Wednesday, the fortunate fowl will live out the rest of its life at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Virginia.

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November 23, 2010

Leading UK Lib Warns of Overpopulation and Muslim Takeover, But Mostly Muslim Takeover

Lord Carey: Favors bias towards christian immigrants

More clarion calls from the good Bishop.

IMMIGRANTS SHOULD UNDERSTAND CHRISTIAN HERITAGE

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has said immigrants to the UK should have an understanding the country’s Christian heritage.

He is among a group of MPs and peers warning that the population should not be allowed to go beyond 70 million.  Lord Carey said immigration angered many people and could lead to violence, and that the system had to focus more on maintaining “values”.

You must understand, gentle reader, everything is cloaked in euphemism because of the harsh PC speech codes of secular progressive Europe.  Notice the scare quotes the reporter places on “values”– a way of casting doubt, and even aspersion, on the very notion.  But why should immigrants understand our christian heritage, when our own secular progressives are making every effort to extinguish it?  Notice Lord Carey says immigrants should “have an understanding” of christian heritage.  That is euphemism also.  What he is really saying is that we should import our immigrants from other parts of christian Europe, not the Muslim world.

Labour says the system works, but the Tories want caps on incoming workers. All the main parties are sceptical about setting population targets which they believe is unrealistic and counter-productive.

Notice the typical Left/Right sanity divide holds true across the Pond as well.  Leftism is a trans-national movement, so a Lefty here and in Europe are pretty much on the same page about everything.  That does not hold nearly as true of American conservatism vs European conservatism.

Last year the Office for National Statistics said, if current trends continued, the UK population would rise by 10 million to more than 71.6 million by 2033 – the fastest rise in a century.  Two-thirds of that increase would be caused, directly or indirectly, by migration to the UK, it suggested.

“What I think I’m concerned about is not saying we must put a limit on people who are non-Christian populations. That’s not the point. We welcome everybody and that’s always been the generous spirit of the United Kingdom.”

Poor guy.  The insincerity oozing through his every pore.

But, he said, immigrants must “understand” the UK’s culture, including parliamentary democracy “which is built upon Christian heritage”, “our commitment to the English language” and an understanding of the country’s history.

There it is.  In a secular progressive utopia such as the UK, telling the truth is as agonizing as having your teeth pulled.

The system should not “give preference to any particular group”, he said, but added that points-based immigration could take these cultural aspects into consideration.

And again.  In Europe, “cultural aspects” = Islam.

Lord Carey added: “If there’s going to be an implementation of that points system, it must focus much more on values rather than religions…

“If there are competing groups wanting to come in, some groups which may have a greater understanding, an espousal to that, may be given preference under a points system, but that’s not what I’m arguing and certainly not what the cross-party group is arguing.”

Lord Carey told BBC Radio 5 live: “We’ve got to be more outspoken. What I’m calling for is a debate, a debate without any rancour.”

Ask yourself, why would this issue cause rancour?  And rancour from whom?  Answer: It is rancorous to the muslim community who wants to see Europe islamized, and the secular progressives who are enabling this cultural genocide in the name of diversity and multiculturalism.

He added that immigration was an issue that mattered to “ordinary working-class people” and that it was important to tackle “that kind of resentment which could build and is building up already”.

Working class people– unlike the “educated class”– will yet be the salvation of the West.

Lord Carey said too much population growth in the UK could foster “dangerous social conditions”, with some minority ethnic groups, such as young Muslim men, suffering “disproportionate” unemployment.

Here he is saying the UK doesn’t need the massive muslim slums found in every city in France that have become no-go zones for cops because they are so violent.  The French call them “quartiers sensibles” — sensitive neighborhoods. Lord Carey is warning against this.

Labour MP Field and Tory MP Nicholas Soames, the co-chairmen of the migration group, said: “Poll after poll shows the public to be deeply concerned about immigration and its impact on our population.

Meanwhile the “educated class” is obsessed with extinguishing every last vestige of christianity from our society.

Net migration – the number of people who come to live in Britain minus those who leave – fell by more than a third in 2008 but critics say this was driven by eastern Europeans returning home and immigration levels must fall to levels of the early 1990s.

Net migration decreasing, but of eastern Europeans, not Muslims.  The rest here.

November 21, 2010

TSA: Political Correctness Comes Home to Roost

PC and bureaucratic pig-headedness demand we continue to ignore time-tested and common sense solutions to airport security already used by the Israelis:

Airport “Israelification”

“It is mindboggling for us Israelis to look at what happens in North America, because we went through this 50 years ago,” said Rafi Sela, the president of AR Challenges, a global transportation security consultancy. He’s worked with the RCMP, the U.S. Navy Seals and airports around the world.

“Israelis, unlike Canadians and Americans, don’t take s— from anybody. When the security agency in Israel (the ISA) started to tighten security and we had to wait in line for — not for hours — but 30 or 40 minutes, all hell broke loose here. We said, ‘We’re not going to do this. You’re going to find a way that will take care of security without touching the efficiency of the airport.”

That, in a nutshell is “Israelification” – a system that protects life and limb without annoying you to death.

You don’t have to replace anything. You have to add just a little bit — technology, training. But you have to completely change the way you go about doing airport security. And that is something that the bureaucrats have a problem with. They are very well enclosed in their own concept.”

Source

Instead, Mohamedanism and the Left once again converge in this perfect storm of political correctness where EVERYBODY is frisked, patted, probed and scanned so that those most likely to bomb a plane (guess who) not be profiled.  Here passengers are body slammed– yes, body slammed– to the ground if they don’t remove their nipple rings and prosthetic limbs, or are covered in urine when their colostomy bags are torn.  Just another reason why Islam and the Left are such a scourge on Western civilization.

Meanwhile, even though we are more than two years into the Age of Obama, the loonie commenters at the Huffington Post are still blaming “Booosh” for this madness.  You see, Bush “invented” the terrorist threat, and Obama is just falling for it. Unreal.

UPDATE: Here, the longest line you have ever seen at an airport.

November 20, 2010

Islam Kills Free Speech in Europe

The West trembles in fear of Islam.  In Europe, sliming Jews is just fine, but criticizing Mohamedanism can land you in jail– literally.  The difference between “free speech” and “hate speech” is now dictated solely by Political Correctness.

Elitism: Liberals thinks you’re morons

Never fails. When Republicans lose elections they blame the Democrats.  When Democrats lose elections they blame the American people.  This is a decidedly Leftwing trait.  But remember, they’re all about “helping” you (even though they despise you).

UPDATE: Here Joe Biden says President Obama’s problem is he’s so brilliant (meaning of course, it’s you who are the morons).  And who could forget candidate Obama’s “smart power”.  They really, really do think they’re some kind of genius.

November 19, 2010

Multiculturalism a Huge Hit In Nigeria

Villagers buried hundreds of bodies in mass graves after the massacre.

If diversity is strength, the country of Nigeria is a veritable superpower.

HUNDREDS MASSACRED IN MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

DOGO NAHAWA, Nigeria – Villagers in central Nigeria buried dozens of bodies, including those of women and children, in a mass grave on Monday after attacks in which several hundred people were feared to have been killed.

Residents of the small village and two other predominantly Christian settlements said Muslim herders from surrounding hills attacked in the early hours of Sunday, opening fire to force them out of their homes before slashing them with machetes.

Witnesses said Sunday’s attack appeared to be a reprisal for unrest around Jos — the capital of Plateau state — in January, when clashes between Christian and Muslim mobs killed several hundred people. The latest violence in the centre of Africa’s most populous nation comes at a difficult time for Jonathan, who is trying to assert his authority while ailing President Umaru Yar’Adua remains too sick to govern.

Full article, here.

Ain’t multiculturalism just grand!  Here a christian priest describes the massacre:

DOGO NAHAWA, Nigeria – The killers showed no mercy: They didn’t spare women and children, or even a 4-day-old baby, from their machetes. On Monday, Nigerian women wailed in the streets as a dump truck carried dozens of bodies past burned-out homes toward a mass grave.

The horrific violence comes after sectarian killings in this region in January left more than 300 dead, most of them Muslim. Some victims were shoved into sewer pits and communal wells.  Sunday’s bloodshed in three mostly Christian villages appeared to be reprisal attacks, said Red Cross spokesman Robin Waubo.

The Rev. Pandang Yamsat, the president of a local Christian group, said he has urged his congregation not to respond violently to Muslims. However, he said he believes Muslims in the area want to control the region and that any peace talks would only give Muslims “time to conquer territory with swords.”

“We have done our best to tell our members, ‘don’t go and attack Muslims, they are your brother,'” Yamsat said. However, “‘if they come to dislodge you in your place, stand to defend yourself.'”

Barely controlled rage spilled over in the village as those gathered for the mass burial attacked a Muslim journalist covering the event. The journalist escaped, but others made threats against reporters.  The Rev. Federico Lombardi, a Vatican spokesman, condemned the violence and said Monday that the conflict must be interpreted in the light of social, economic, ethnic and cultural factors rather than religious hatred.

The killings add to the tally of thousands who have already perished in Africa’s most populous country in the last decade due to religious and political frictions. Rioting in September 2001 killed more than 1,000 people. Muslim-Christian battles killed up to 700 people in 2004. More than 300 residents died during a similar uprising in 2008.

He recalled climbing into a tree and watching as villagers were killed and the attackers set homes alight over the course of 90 minutes.  The attackers asked people “Who are you?” in Fulani, a language used mostly by Muslims, and killed those who did not answer back in Fulani, he said.

Full article.

This is our future if we allow the SecProgs their way.  The Balkans on a continental scale.  So the next time a Libturd tries to tell you diversity is strength, ask him what kind of diversity– race or culture?  There’s a huge difference.  Racial diversity is not a problem, but cultural diversity can be positively DEADLY.  While there are no differences between the races, some cultures may as well come from another planet.  The differences are not illusory, they are very real.  Also, a minority culture will act one way when it’s the minority, and quite another way when it becomes the majority.  In the former case, a foreign culture is quaint and charming.  But when it dominates, that same qaint culture becomes the source of unending friction, and eventually oppression.  Your muslim neighbor down the street may be a remarkable human being, but he can teach you little to nothing about what the new Caliphate will look like because his culture is still in the minority.  To know the Caliphate, look to those countries where Islam dominates.

UPDATE: Warning, graphic:

Is your passion for ethnic foods really worth all this?

November 16, 2010

American Empire: Afghan Mineral Rights go to Japan

That’s some empire.  More proof that the democracies installed by American military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t “puppets”, but sovereign countries exercising control over their own resources.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said this week that Japan — not the U.S. — takes priority over other nations when it comes to mining his country’s vast mineral deposits.

Karzai made his proclamation during a five-day visit to Japan. Over that same time period, news reports surfaced that Afghanistan and Pakistan planned to negotiate with U.S.-NATO enemies, the U.N. reported that insurgent violence is surging, and Reuters tried to parse the Pentagon’s mixed messages over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

During an appearance at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, Karzai focused on his country’s mineral deposits. He pointed to Japan’s status as Afghanistan’s second-biggest donor, and reasoned that Japan should enjoy special access to Afghan resources with estimated values that range from $1-3 trillion dollars.

“Morally, Afghanistan should give access as a priority to those countries that have helped Afghanistan massively in the past few years,” Karzai told the institute.  “What . . . we have to reciprocate with is this opportunity of mineral resources, that we must return at the goodwill of the Japanese people by giving Japan priority to come and explore and extract,” Karzai said.

Looking to the future, Karzai echoed an internal Pentagon memo and said that the mining will define Afghanistan, “Whereas Saudi Arabia is the oil capital of the world, Afghanistan will be the lithium capital of the world…. And Japan is welcome to participate in the lithium exploration in Afghanistan.”

An analysis by The New York Times would suggest that the vast majority of Afghans should not share Karzai’s optimism about the deposits:

Source

First, Iraqi oil rights that go to China, France, and Norway instead of to us.  Now Afghan mineral rights that go to Japan.   So where is all that cheap oil from Iraq we were promised by the anti-war Left, anyway?  Where are the Afghan oil pipelines from the Caspian Sea?  And now they tell us we have to buy our lithium from frikin Japan?  That is outrageous.  Where are my spoils of war?  Where is my loot?  Where are my barbarian sex slaves?  What kind of an empire is this anyway?  Will those Leftists so fond of branding America an “empire” modify their narrative in the face of so many inconvenient truths?  Not in the slightest.  That’s their anti-American story, and they’re sticking to it.

Middle Schooler Told to Remove American Flag from Bike

Want more proof modern Liberalism is a cultural disease?  Here the multiculturalists order a middle schooler, a child, to remove a small American flag from his bike because it might “stir racial tension.”  On Veteran’s Day.

DENAIR – 13-year-old Cody Alicea rides with an American flag on the back of his bike. He says he does this to be patriotic and to honor veterans, like his own grandfather, Robert. He’s had the flag on his bike for two months but Monday, was asked told to take it down.

A school official at Denair Middle School told Cody some students had been complaining about the flag and it was no longer allowed on school property.
[…]
Cody’s grandfather says the school was concerned about racial tensions or uprisings because of the flag. He feels if there was really a problem it should have been brought up two months ago, not during Veterans week.

Source

God bless America.  Here’s how some in the community chose to respond to this madness.

November 15, 2010

Michael Coren and Melanie Phillips On Islamization, Multiculturalism, and Leftwing PC

Conservative champions Michael Coren and Melanie Phillips come together in one awesome blog post of goodness.  It’s hard to believe this woman actually wrote for The Guardian once upon a time, but here she basically deconstructs the Left of which she was once a member.  Also, how Islam isn’t playing by the rules all other minority cultures have played by in the West.  This is a CCHQ must see.

Melanie Phillips:  “I’ve spent my entire career stating the obvious, and observing world war breaking out around me.”

“If you are on the Leftwing, you believe your point of view is the embodiment of Virtue because your point of view is all about creating the perfect society (utopia).  And because you axiomatically stand for Virtue, then it follows that anyone who dissents from your view is basically evil (not just wrong).”

The really good stuff starts here though.

Part 2

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