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Respecting Beliefs and Choices

Don’t be confused. You absolutely have the right to have your personal beliefs and choices “respected” (i.e., allowed to exist; not intruded upon or interfered with) — as long as they’re peaceful, and don’t violate laws, or harm or intrude upon the rights and freedoms of anyone else in any way; but you absolutely do not have the right to have your beliefs and choices “respected” (i.e., esteemed; admired; venerated; or shown reverence, consideration, courtesy, admiration, honor, appreciation, deference, or acceptance) by others. No. You. Don’t.”

— AAJG (aka, Gandalf Stormcrow)

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

It Will Be A Felony To Criticize muslims (and ONLY muslims) On Social Media (A Video by E.T. Williams)

O.M.G. Obama’s special love for islam has reached new heights. His efforts to advance (while protecting) islam are (literally) unprecedented in our culture and endangering our basic freedoms, and our rights, and our cultural identity as Americans (apparently even our most basic right to FREE expression). What is next? They regulate what we THINK? O. M. G. If you aren’t enraged now, then something is VERY wrong. I don’t even need to comment further. Mr. Williams says it all. You go, Sir!

Understanding the Islamic Bombing of the Boston Marathon (A Video)

An interesting analysis of the subtle deceptions of the so-called “Religion of Peace” and its apologists in the American media and politics. Note how the President of the United States says that it is his (he seems to personalize it) “responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of islam—wherever they appear.” Really, Mr. President?! Since when is that one of the responsibilities of America’s chief executive? Why must the President of the United States (in his official capacity as president) act as an official (or even quasi-official) advocate, defender, and protector of ANY religion—especially one so backward and brutal as islam? Is there no separation of church and state anymore? Is there no guarantee of free expression anymore in America—even against a brutal religion such as islam?

Note also, how he always refers to the qur’an as the “holy qur’an,” but references to the bible (which governs his professed religion of christianity) are always referred to simply as “scripture.” You know, I was a big fan of President Obama’s—until I began to examine his apparent ties/allegiance to the brutal pig religion of islam. I am becoming increasingly fed up with him—alarmed by him.

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

Muslim Woman Smiles When Told She Managed To Murder Eight Children (A Video)

More love from the “religion of peace.”  They are coming, and unless we become immune to their name-calling and intimidation; unless we cast aside fear, recognize the danger that comes from a clash of such a backward, anti-freedom culture with ours (especially within our own borders), and unapologetically STOP allowing permanent residency and citizenship to these people (until AFTER they unscrew their own culture and learn to live in peace with their neighboring countries and cultures), then what we saw in Boston recently will one day, possibly within our children’s lifetimes, become commonplace in America. Look at her face. She lookspeaceful,” but don’t be naive—islam does NOT coexist peacefully. It creates whole societies of sociopaths who seek to impose their way of life on the entire world—by whatever means necessary. They are coming.

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

“We Will Conquer Europe & America; The West Will Convert to Islam” (A Video)

I have told you before. They are not coming here for a better life and a piece of the “American dream.” They have another agenda; and they aren’t really all that shy about stating it publicly in many cases, because they believe with all their hearts that allah has willed it and that there is nothing we can (or rather, nothing we will) do to stop them. In the name of “multiculturalism” and “tolerance” the West will naively welcome these people in until sufficient numbers are here to effect the changes that they desire for our nations. They are coming. They are coming, and I believe that the cowards in our governments will acquiesce to every demand they make — for fear of “offending” or being called a name. Are you getting this? For fear of being called a name, they will give away our country without a fight — just like England is doing even now!

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

Total Separation of Church and State (For the Good of All Citizens)

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Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms — to help awaken you — to make you think.” — AAJG

Banning guns WOULD help, but it’s NOT the real solution.

In the wake of the most recent school shooting, some are calling for tighter gun control laws, which seems to make some sense (at least on an emotional level)—though I believe it would do little or nothing to actually prevent another mass killing.  And surprisingly, many are actually calling for the banning of ALL guns.  On a purely emotional basis, that may seem like a valid and logical “solution,” but it’s not, in my opinion.

Granted, if there were no guns, there would be no more shootings (mass or otherwise); but remember Timothy McVeigh didn’t use a gun.  I’m not pro or con gun.  I could care less, because I choose not to own one.  But I am pro-solutions, and to actually solve a problem, one must understand the problem—and then cure it at its root.  The use of guns in these types of attacks is merely a “symptom” of the real problem, in my opinion.  The actual problem exists largely in the psychology of certain individuals, and in the changing psychology and evolving values-systems within our society.  It’s primarily a combination social, values-system, and mental health issue rather than a weapons issue, I think.  Don’t forget that:

  • Just a few hours before the Newtown, Connecticut massacre, a man stabbed 23 children in a Chinese elementary school—with a KNIFE.
  • In March 2010, eight children were murdered in China, by a 41-year-old KNIFE-wielding man.
  • The attacker from the March 2010 murders was executed one month later—just hours before a 33-year-old man injured 16 students and a teacher at a primary school in China—with a KNIFE.
  • On April 29, 2010, 28 school children (mostly four-year-olds) were stabbed alongside two teachers and a security guard in China—with a KNIFE.
  • The next day, a man committed suicide after using a HAMMER to attack preschool children in China.

There are probably many other similar incidents around the world, too.  My point is that the guns are not the real problem—it’s the people; and if guns aren’t the real problem, then how can banning them be the real solution?.  Sure, taking away guns would definitely stop mass shootings.  There is no questioning that, but the problems I see with that “solution” are that:

  1. The second amendment to our constitution would have to be amended or repealed first (to allow it)—technically possible, but very hard.  As a people, we would have to be much more united to make that happen, and our politicians make their living dividing us and pitting us against one another.  We would have to unite in spite of them—which is also hard, because many are slaves to a political party or a predefined, cookie-cutter ideology and they don’t like to think for themselves.
  2. The availability of guns is not really the problem, as evidenced by the fact that guns have always been widely available in our country, but this mass-shooting thing is really pretty new.  Something has changed in the people—in our collective psychology—and thus, the psychopaths have begun to reveal themselves in new and horrifying ways (most frequently with the guns that were already available).
  3. Even if guns were completely removed from the equation, then the angry, predatory psychopaths would probably turn to knives or hammers (as they apparently have in China), or explosives (as Timothy McVeigh did in OKC), or chainsaws (as depicted in several movies), or something else, and still we would have the exact same problem on our hands—because we didn’t choose to actually solve it at its root.

So I believe we need to address and solve the actual problem(s)—at the root(s).  But, in typical fashion, our “brilliant” politicians will likely spend lots of our money, make a boat-load of self-aggrandizing speeches about the obvious and about so-called “sweeping changes” and “solutions,” and then do all the wrong things so that the problem is still not solved.

And while the politicians are busy making speeches for the television cameras; and taking polls, and doing demographic research, and rallying their bases; and banning “pistol grips” with great resolve, somewhere out there, the next killer is watching and waiting and planning

How horrifying will the next one be?

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There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil, for each one who is striking at the root.” — Henry David Thoreau

So President Bush “Lied” About the Existence of Saddam Hussein’s WMDs?

Yeah, I know… this is an old topic but it’s one that keeps coming up again, and again, and again in discussions.  People keep saying that he “lied” about Saddam’s WMDs,”so that” he could justify a war in Iraq—ostensibly for oil.  Really?  I think it’s time to put this baby to bed once and for all.

My recollection is that for several years leading up to the war in Iraq, pretty much the ENTIRE WORLD was saying that Saddam had these weapons and that he was actively seeking to gain more, and to obtain nuclear (or “nucular,” for President Bush) weapons capability as well.  Virtually every national intelligence agency in the world said that he possessed (chemical and biological) weapons of mass destruction and that he had no qualms about using them–even on his own people.  They said that he represented a dangerous threat to the Middle East and to the world at large.  EVERYONE was saying it.  How is, then, that President George W. Bush “lied” when he said the exact same thing?  Did the rest of world lie as well?  Did they do so in order to help President Bush bamboozle the citizens of his own country, or did they have their own reasons for saying that Saddam had these weapons—like maybe that their own national intelligence bureaus were telling them that Saddam had these weapons as well?  Oh, and the worldwide press was also stating it as well.

Look, I am NOT a fan of President George W. Bush’s—at all.  In fact, I would have MUCH preferred that President Clinton had been allowed to serve two more terms than to have had Old G.W. at the helm.  But I believe in telling the TRUTH.  For me, this was a dead issue a VERY long time ago.  Saddam ran an extremely secretive government, and the world at large could do little more than speculate (based on limited intel and the information they could obtain from U.N. weapons inspection reports, I imagine) about the nature and extent of Saddam’s weapons programs.  See?  The world at large–including President Bush thought Saddam had WMDs.  Personally, I just don’t see a lie here.  Not even a small deception.  Bush and his people were saying the SAME THING the rest of the world was saying.

So the ones who seem to be “lying” are those who keep insisting that the President lied about this.  So how about this… I’ll concede that President Bush lied, if those who continually accuse him of lying will FIRST concede that all the following people ALSO lied about Saddam’s WMDs (and please take note of the party affiliation of each):

  • One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.  That is our bottom line.”  — (Democrat) President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
  • If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear.  We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”  — (DemocratPresident Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
  • Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here.  For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”  — Madeline Albright, (Democrat) Feb 18, 1998
  • He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”  — Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, (Democrat) Feb, 18, 1998
  • [W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”  — Letter to President Clinton, signed by: (Democrat) Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998
  • Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”  — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
  • Hussein has chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”  — Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, (Democrat) Nov. 10, 1999
  • There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs.  Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status.  In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”  — Letter to President Bush, Signed by: Sen. Bob Graham (Democrat, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001
  • We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region.  He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them.”  — Sen. Carl Levin (Democrat, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
  • We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”  — Former Vice President Al Gore, (Democrat) Sept. 23, 2002
  • Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”  — Former Vice President Al Gore, (Democrat) Sept. 23, 2002
  • We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”  — Sen. Ted Kennedy (Democrat, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
  • The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998.  We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities.  Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons.”  — Sen. Robert Byrd (Democrat, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
  • I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force—if necessary—to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”  — Sen. John F. Kerry (Democrat, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
  • There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years.  We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”  — Sen. Jay Rockefeller (Democrat, WV), Oct 10, 2002
  • He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity.  This he has refused to do.”  — Rep. Henry Waxman (Democrat, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
  • In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.  He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaeda members.  It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”  — Sen. Hillary Clinton (Democrat, NY), Oct 10, 2002
  • We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”  — Sen. Bob Graham (Democrat, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
  • Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein.  He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime.  He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.  And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction.  So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real.”  — Sen. John F. Kerry (Democrat, MA), Jan. 23. 2003 (Only two months before the invasion of Iraq!)

So… President Bush lied, huh?  Tricked us all, did he?  As I said, I’ll concede that nonsense as soon as the dishonest Bush-haters concede that all the Democrats listed above lied as well.  Besides, don’t the Bush-haters also call him “stupid?”  Well, you can’t have it both ways.  Either he is a dense country bumpkin, or he is uber-brilliant and deceived and manipulated all the intelligence agencies of the entire world to justify “his” war in Iraq.  Pa-leeeze!  The man can’t even pronounce nuclear!

It’s time to stop hating… and LYING!

Hopefully, that is enough said on this ridiculous topic!

Peace…

I am here to challenge your comfortable and familiar perceptions and paradigms—to help awaken you—to make you think. — AAJG

Hispanics to Obama: “We helped you, now you help us.”

A response to the article found here.

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“Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.”  My, how our nation has changed since the days of President John F. Kennedy.

So the Hispanics feel that they “helped” President Obama, and they now demand that he “help” them in return?  Wow.  Blatant political quid pro quo.  Conceptually, how is this any different from a professional lobbyist who makes a significant campaign contribution to a lawmaker, in exchange for a vote that will benefit those whom the lobbyist represents?  It just sounds sleazy and unethical—and it’s probably even illegal.  It’s one of the things that is most wrong with our country now.

We helped you, now you help us.”  It makes it sound as if it was either the illegal aliens who “helped” the president (by voting illegally?) and now they want amnesty for themselves and their families; or maybe the Hispanic U.S. citizens voted en masse for him and now are demanding amnesty for their illegal alien brethren—based solely on their ethnicity.  Neither of them sound very good for America.

John Kennedy’s words should apply just as powerfully to new immigrants and to prospective immigrants, as they do to American citizens.  There is far too much ME in America today.  It is very sad.  It is too bad we haven’t had a president who is a real leader, and a healer, and a much needed “Uniter-in-Chief” in a LONG, long time.  President Obama is not that man.  He has already proven that.  President Bush certainly wasn’t.  He proved it too. President Clinton was far closer than most, I think, but even he was a long way from what we really needed.

It certainly would be nice if the so-called experts” in our government would finally do the right thing and CLOSE ALL BORDERS, and then adopt a sensible immigration policy and guest-worker programs that are in the best interests of the U.S. and its citizens and just end this nightmare!  But they won’t.  Ever.  So in reality, this issue/debate/problem will never go away.

All the turmoil, and the anger, and the division, and the “racial” tensions are killing us as a nation; as is the “me-and-my-group-first-at-all-costs” selfishness that seems so prevalent these days.

I believe it is mostly governments and religions that create the feelings in people’s hearts that are often perceived by others to be “racist.”  These things don’t exist naturally in the hearts of the vast majority of human beings (of any race or ethnicity), I think—least of all Americans of the 21st century (among the most generous and welcoming people in the world).  In this case, our government has continued to grossly mishandle the border/immigration issue for decades (PURPOSEFULLY and for political gain for themselves and for their respective parties).  They are knowingly allowing a bad situation to exist and to continually worsen, and when IT (i.e., the situation that THEY created and allowed to continue) causes great tensions between the citizens of our country (and also with and for the peoples of the world who want to immigrate here), they simply allow it to continue (because it serves their strategic political purposes to do so) and they label the citizens “racist” (or allow them to be wrongly labeled so by those who support unfettered immigration) instead of looking at the truth of what is happening and taking responsibility for CAUSING and perpetuating the problem themselves, and then implementing a sensible and PERMANENT solution that ACTUALLY WORKS–and one which creates/restores peace, harmony, and unity among the citizenry—including the newly immigrated and those who are here as non-citizens on visas or work programs.

In this particular case, millions upon millions of Americans are angry over the illegal and disrespectful WAY millions of citizens of other countries are coming here, and the disrespect that they show once here.  My wife is a first-generation Mexican-American and she literally can’t stand what she calls “the arrogant and disrespectful way they come here.”  She says it embarrasses her and it angers her, as a Mexican-American.  Millions of Americans (of all races and ethnicities) agree with her, and they are no more racist than she is, though that label will continue to be purposefully misapplied—because it is an effective way to shut people up and win debates.  (BTW, my wife’s parents immigrated here legally in the 1950’s, and have become proud U.S. citizens.)

And now, President Obama, as Samwise Gamgee said to Faramir of Gondor in the caves of Henneth Annûn in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, “Now’s a chance to show your quality.”  SOLVE the problem and help heal our nation!  Show us some change we can ALL believe in.  BEGIN with CLOSING DOWN both borders, or anything else you do is a total joke!  If you permanently sealed off both borders FIRST, I think all Americans would be drawn to your intelligent leadership and would be okay with any sort of amnesty program you want to implement (even those who might otherwise oppose it), because they would be assured that this is the LAST time America will have to go through this!  Then, I think all concerned would be mostly satisfied, and some pretty significant national divisions could finally be healed.  It’s time to show your quality, Sir!

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