THE MISNAMED WAR ON TERROR takes more casualties. The smiling day is overcast. The incessant caterwauling continues. Lest we forget who we are fighting in the name of freedom and liberty, regardless of the soil, the oil, the misery, the toil, let's turn an eye to the flags of our enemies, before the Marxist Left and the Unrepairable George Bush completely miss the point.
Note that the flag of Islam in the era of its warlord prophet was solid black. Someone over there in the Camp of Islam should notice that the would-be renewed caliphate has lost its path, forsaken the mores of Mohammed, and abandon the green flag with white crescent facing right with a five pointed star (shown above) to return to its all-black all the time flag. Makes sense, at least as far as following the often incomprehensible halal and haram strictures of the flag waving thuggery.
In fact, I have seen pictures of Middle Eastern Muslims toting the solid black flag. Those hardliners must be the Al-Qaeda reps in the crowd. Hey, there's a clue for the Crusaders. Grab it, destroy it, ban it from ever flying again, much like the West has done to the Nazi flag.
Despite almost certain risk of being tagged a filthy racist pig and anything else the heavy hearted, slippery-lipped high-minded so-called globalist, uh I mean, anti-globalist, uh fiddlesticks, the uh, let's call 'em the "which is it" crowd, can fathom in their ragged pursuit of raging chaos they prefer to call peace in their lifetimewhen it comes to immigration and those immigrants who refuse to assimilate into America, TR said it best:
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Rooseveltfrom a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919 three days prior to his death.
To clarify these points I am working offline on an essay which seeks to identify and apotheosize The True American. Of course, this process must begin with Thomas Paine. And I don't mean the monolithic American, but simply the true American.
Roosevelt introduced the phrase "Square Deal" to describe his progressive views in a speech delivered after leaving the office of the Presidency in August 1910. In his broad outline, he stressed equality of opportunity for all citizens and emphasized the importance of fair government regulations of corporate 'special interests'. Stay tuned.
“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an America and nothing but an American.
"There can be no divided allegience here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room but for one flag, the American flag...we have room but for one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one loyalty and that is the loyalty to the American people.
"If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.”
The Old Rough Rider, Teddy Roosevelt, knew a thing or two. The American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), Project Islamic Hope (PIH), and United Muslims of America (UMA) have each rushed to the defense of Sami Al-Arian, an admitted member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
In the plea agreement, Al-Arian admits conspiring to help people associated with Palestinian Islamic Jihad and covering up his knowledge of the PIJ associations by lying to Harper and others. He also admits that he had been associated with PIJ during "the late 1980s and early to mid 1990s."
For this guilty plea, Al-Arian, who has already spent three years in prison before and during his trial, will be deported, after possibly serving a prison sentence of several more months, to be determined by a federal judge May 1...
Al-Arian pleaded guilty to knowing that his brother-in-law Mazen Al-Najjar and two other colleagues, Bashir Nafi and Ramadan Shallah, were associated with the PIJ leadership and covering this up. He also admitted helping Nafi and Al-Najjar, after 1995, when it became illegal to do so because, according to evidence, they kept communicating with PIJ leaders.
And he says in the agreement that he knew of the group's violent acts.
As every American Muslim group in the West steps forward to defend every prosecuted terrorist there is not only a need to visit this link, read and comprehend what Roosevelt rightly believed, but there is a need to comprehend what it means when these so-called moderate Islamic groups rally around one of their fallen.
Roosevelt's words still hold true today. These Muslim groups violate every thing he warned against from top to bottom. And the West continues to fight this war against Islamic aggression with anything but one arm tied behind our soldiers' backs.
IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP, boys and girls. Your frenzied pursuit of happiness will come to a crashing end one day very soon unless you are prepared to fight for your freedom as in the days of old. You have a will, and a voice, use them. You have a brain, use it. Learn for yourselves the cost of freedom and the nature of American liberty. Learn to recognize her enemies within. And learn how to defeat those who want to destroy her...
For those of you who fear Christians and or Jews, more than you do Muslims, I implore you to read this article by Daniel Pipes. You know who you are. My fine liberal American friends. Wake up, little sleepy heads. Put aside the distant past of the 1960s for a moment. Let’s start understanding what’s happening in your own and your children's lifetimes.
Knowledge will affect human seekers in one of two ways. Once modified by knowledge, one will begin to recognize that one's outlook on life has changed. A new seriousness has emerged. According to Wiki, the definition of knowledge is a matter of on-going debate among philosophers in the field of epistemology. The classical definition, described but not ultimately endorsed by Plato, specifies that a statement must meet three criteria in order to be considered knowledge: it must be justified, true, and believed. Some claim that these conditions are not sufficient, as Edmund Gettier case examples allegedly demonstrate. There are a number of alternatives proposed, including Robert Nozick's arguments for a requirement that knowledge 'tracks the truth' and Simon Blackburn's additional requirement that we do not want to say that those who meet any of these conditions 'through a defect, flaw, or failure' have knowledge. Richard Kirkham suggests that our definition of knowledge requires that the evidence for the belief necessitates its truth.
In contrast to this approach, Wittgenstein observed, following Moore's paradox, that one can say "He believes it, but it isn't so", but not "He knows it, but it isn't so".
He goes on to argue that these do not correspond to distinct mental states, but rather to distinct ways of talking about conviction. What is different here is not the mental state of the speaker, but the activity in which they are engaged. For example, on this account, to know that the kettle is boiling is not to be in a particular state of mind, but to perform a particular task with the statement that the kettle is boiling. Wittgenstein sought to bypass the difficulty of definition by looking to the way "knowledge" is used in natural languages. He saw knowledge as a case of a family resemblance. Following this idea, "knowledge" has been reconstructed as a cluster concept that points out relevant features but that is not adequately captured by any definition. What does all this say to our quest to understand jihad or fascism by the federal government? Not much. It's simpler than that. Forget straitjackets of political correctness. Forget howls and giggles offering racism an inch. Forget paranoia. Be calm, collected, self-reliant but community seeking. Reject all that is not related to fact.
Your task is preparation. Your motto: Be prepared!
EVERY TWO YEARS DURING THE NATIONAL electoral cycle they tell us we need change and it's they who want to take us off into that new direction. Details? Oh, here are a few talking points. Oh, here are a few criticisms of my opponent. Oh, we need change. Yep, we need a new direction.
My head is spinning. I am dizzy from wandering off into a new direction with every election, and just to keep this head buzz going, no matter how I try to cut through the kudzu of practical politics, it seems as if nothing has changed. The new direction is no different than the old direction.
And what about these red state, blue state tags? Not even that makes sense, although I realize that this designations came to us by accident of the media blitz in the 2000 election. But shouldn't the Democratic Party stripe be a red stripe, as in Communist red, signifying their penchant for tax and spend policies geared toward a national if not international wealth redistribution. That would leave boyish blue as the color signifier for the grand old party of the good old rich boy network. Just had a thought. Perhaps Republican red, as we now know it, is a reference to the willingness of the party to start bloody wars in Iraq. Now that's a army of change not everyone else in the voting population expected. Change can sneak up on you, like WMDs and Muslim jihadists on student visas...
Not long ago the Republicans were America-first statesmen which translated into a national isolationism, and an honest distance from global affairs, while letting the rest of the world take care of itself. And let's not forget how the eyes of many in the Democratic Party misted over in convoluted dreams of world revolution and the apotheosis of the worker worldwide, with a good portion of those despising the flag waving nationalism of the opposition.
Okay. So things haven't changed completely, but where is the party of Lincoln? Where is the fierce nationalism of FDR? We need a new direction alright. One that leads straight to home base. We need to steel ourselves in safety at home, protect our borders, get organized. As talk show radio clown Glenn Beck says, “Vote American.”
Because frankly, I happen to believe that Al Qaeda believes in change as well, and are hell-bent on demonstrating their beliefs one by one as outlined in their political platform, one that hasn't changed in over 1300 years. You can find those marching papers in the Qur'an.