Did Hillary Really Say that?

In her prepared remarks in Tunis, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she supported more sanctions on the Assad regime but she declined to endorse any direct help to the Syrian opposition without the consent of the Syrian government, saying only, “We all need to look hard at what more we can do.”

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/02/24/exclusive_state_department_quietly_warning_region_on_syrian_wmds

I can’t even put my head around this quote. Is she actually saying that she needs permission from Assad to arm the resistance. Uh… King George is it ok if we get together and train our farmers and stuff so we can overthrow you? No? Ok, well just thought I’d ask.

Don’t tell me that she’s asking about humanitarian aid; that’s bogus. This is PC in the extreme. My concern in this nation is the same as it has been throughout the Arab Spring/Arab Winter. Who is filling the void once these, under-our-thumb petty dictators are forced from power, Muslim brotherhood?

Great! Throw out the chihuahua and install the pit bull. If I were a drinking man, I’d be heading for the liquor cabinet and it’s 7:00 AM. And this is who the press and talking heads are thinking are going to ride in on the white horse and save the nation? OMG!!!

I think I’m going to go back and sleep in.

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The Unintended Consequences of Entitlements

“Who do we want to be?,’’ Mrs. Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to a few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”
http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/02/michelle-obamas-pitch-share-wealth/304981
Let’s talk about this idea. Who is going to answer in the negative about this statement right? I mean, really, Only a person that hates his fellow man would say that they didn’t want all the people to benefit from society. right? Let’s go past where the progressives can focus. And see if they really have the best interest of the masses in mind as they claim. Now I’m not saying that they don’t deeply care about their fellow man. I just wanna see whether or not  their concern is amiss in its focus.

They will say that those who are downtrodden can’t pick themselves up on their own, that we must reach down and lift them from their suffering to our level by our concern, our compassion, yea verily, our charity. Can I get an amen up in heuh?
Now where was I? Oh yea, My contention is that it is not the hand up that they need. What they need is a system that allows them to , by their own effort, trials, failures, and successes rise from the proverbial mire to stand on the road to success, and , by virtue of their new found self image, do whatever is necessary to go forward and be all they can be.

It is not that I don’t want to help everybody in the world; it is that I recognize  an eternal truth. Man’s/woman’s character will grow as is necessary to achieve success in life as they make the personal effort to fight through the vicissitudes of life. It cannot spontaneously appear by receiving doles from the whole. Life is more than the car in the drive the shoes on your feet. It is the strength of the character developed in the recesses of the soul.

Therein lies the weakness of the progressive ideology. To receive without having done anything to warrant the reception of goods and services destroys self image, destroys motivation, and destroys character.  Individuals without the characteristics necessary for success are the result of the social safety net progressives have given as their legacy to the United States of America.

I fear lest this ideology becomes the majority. If it continues U.S. citizens will not have what it takes anymore. Neither will we able to lead the world nor take care of itself. You and I must stand for this truth and fight on every hand the progression of the ideology of slavery. Yes, I said slavery. For slavery to the government is the result of the handouts given without any effort to be worthy of it by one’s work.

You know the story of wild animals after having become accustomed to the free food given them , were not able to fend for themselves when the human masters disappeared. Such is the fate when the money of the rich runs out.

It, therefore, is good to struggle, to suffer, to fail, to not win a prize. If we do not we become helpless and hapless. We as a nation should be standing by encouraging with our voices, our compassion, our pats on the back to those who are struggling to achieve the dreams they have conjured in their minds. Only then will we stand arm in arm and declare, “Free at last; Free at last.”  Great God in Heaven we are free at last.

I AM SURE THAT THE GOOD PEOPLE OF AMERICA WOULD OPEN THEIR HEARTS AND THEIR POCKETBOOKS IF THE GOVERNMENT WOULD GET OUT OF THE WAY AND LET US, IN OUR CHURCHES, FULFILL THE SECOND GREAT COMMANDMENT

”love thy neighbor as thyself.”

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Laying the Groundwork

Over the next little while, I would like to lay the groundwork for my thoughts about our current president and the liberal, progressive left. I will, in my own simple man’s way try to get you to see him and his ilk for what they are.

What is that, you ask? I will leave that to your understanding. If you can stay open minded, you may find that we have been making some serious mistakes in listening to the progressive movement in America.

I’ll try not to bore you with too much history, only enough to show the point. So hang in there, Forgive my simpleness. I just try to follow the info to see where it leads. I don’t like what I have found.

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Progressives Think What?

While searching for some info on the Forgotten Man written originally by William Graham Sumner in an essay in 1893, I believe, I came across this commentary by a blogger named “lithobolos”. He put forward what I believe is the misunderstanding that separates the progressive from reality. I’d like to take a moment to address this fallacy in the thinking of the left.

Here is the article:  http://www.pancakelanding.com/newsopinion/glenn-beck-is-a-modern-day-william-graham-sumner/

Here is the excerpt I want to address.

  • “Someone of the same mold as Glenn Beck would surely claim that in the place of government, “Faith, Hope, and Charity” would take care of the rest. This point of view may work in an imaginary original condition where everyone has equal access to resources, but it doesn’t make much sense in today’s modern context of globalism and market capitalism.
  • Nevertheless, this view is still popular, and sadly, it may even be experiencing an uptick in recent months. The simple truth is that this view is an apathetic and non-compassionate point of view that has its root in the idea that bad things happen to those who deserve it. From that root sentiment comes the egotistical ideas that “I never will and never have needed help” and that “to help someone justifies the vice that put them there.”

The Wisdom of Man is not the Wisdom of God
If an individual does not feel compassion for his fellow man enough to help them in their time of need, then that individual is without charity, the gift of God given to those who desire to do the work of God on earth. This is our purpose in life.

Progressives don’t understand that it is our opportunity in life to come here to earth and see if we will do all the things that Heavenly Father wants us to do. All the opportunities that we come upon to help those around us, are just that-opportunities given by the man upstairs to see if we will respond to his spiritual promptings to be of aid to our neighbors. And if we do respond positively, then we become more like our Lord. If we do not, then we are fail the test of life.

All the collectivist ideologies are based on the idea that man cannot, will not, of his own account, aid in the succor of his fellow man. I don’t believe that. I believe we can, to the extent that our lives are being lived in order to please God. Sadly many on earth do not have that mindset.  So what is my problem with the collectivist philosophy of equality of resources for all? It is the wisdom of man.

Granted, it is a noble venture to try and ease the suffering of your fellow man and many progressives have made it their lifelong pursuit. Do I want them to quit their philanthropic work? No!!! But-in their zeal they have forgotten that the world was laid out as a place of tutoring to see if we could make good choices. Through those correct choices, we become better sons and daughters of Heavenly Father. Our progress is thwarted for many if governments take away our opportunity to choose to be charitable by forcing the world to be charitable. I hate to tell you but the plan of the collectivist is the plan of Satan. Now don’t go jump on the post hoc train to nowhere and close your mind to the possibility that this info may be of value to you. I am not saying that progressives are like Satan; However, the tenets of his plan are similar to those of the progressives.

Satan’s plan was to come to earth and make sure all of us did what we were supposed to do. With his management, we all would return to God. Christ’s plan was that we would come and make choices and grow through the choices and some would not return because of their choices. God knew that Christ’s plan would work and that Satan’s would not work; Satan’s plan would not allow for our growth and progress. Thus Christ’s plan was chosen and here we are.

The Red Herring
The article also has this excerpt:
“They believe that this selection is normal and justified and to do anything that would help the unfit in turn hurts the fit and prevents the advancement of society”.
That is not what the right, the conservatives, the Christians believe. That is the distraction. If they can paint the conservatives as hate-mongers who care not for their neighbors, they have won the battle. They cannot subvert the reality that we are to take care of our neighbors by simply asking us if we want to join them in their crusade. They have to get the majority to buy into  the idea that forcing all of us to help everyone is right because we won’t help if not forced.

Thus this idea that The rich are just worried about themselves and conservatives hate the poor is the distraction. The poor sadly eat it up. They want to point to some outside force to blame. When really there is no one to blame. This is life and this is what you have been dealt by a God who thinks that this place on the timeline of the world is where you ought to be to best enable you-to make the decisions necessary-to build the character needed-to be worthy to stand in front of the Creator and hear him say, Well done thou good and faithful servant, Thou hast been faithful over a few things, now I will make thee ruler over many( that’s a paraphrase).

The Higher Law is This:
Some will suffer at the hands of their neighbors lack of charity.
Those who turn a blind eye to his neighbor will suffer the consequences of the eternal penalty for missing a chance to help.
The sufferer who is not helped will-when and if they have the chance-more than likely-help his neighbor because he empathizes with his neighbors plight.
Why do you think we have a veil that covers the presence of God from us? We cannot have an overseer monitoring our daily giving, or we might not give from the heart and therefore would, “have our reward”, as the Bible says. Therefore the founding fathers wisely put in the founding documents that government should “promote the general welfare”, not insure the general welfare.
Action?
So, when you hear the well meaning providing the solution to a problem by enforcing law on the populace, you can bet that they are not following the eternal truth of Moral agency-the right to choose our path and reap the benefits or the consequences-whatever eternal justice demands. They must be defeated at the ballot box by the Forgotten Man described by Sumner written so long ago in his currently pertinent essay of truth.

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Yippe Skippee, The World has Taken the Lead

A snarky little article from the NY DAILY NEWS has a writer trying to explain the the method to the madness of obamas response to LIbya

www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/03/20/2011-03-20_not_first_in_line_to_save_the_world__this_time.html

Were it not for the knowledge of who this man is and how he feels about many things, the rest of the world taking the lead in Libya would be a Godsend; however, When you realize that Obama thinks we are arrogant, overbearing, have purposely done evil in the world like air raid villages, and thinks we need to apologize and pay for our sins, It make sense. in his view of the world, America ought to be just like one of the guys (countries).

To him, we are not exceptional, we are gluttonous pigs slopping at the trough of capitalism. The idea that the dollar is falling and may not continue as the worlds currency is good news to him and his ilk. It will help us to de-develop and take care of the environment as he would have us do.

He desires us to be a second class nation, voting present on issues like he does.

The problem, Barrack Hussein, is that, just like no one else in the world can launch 110 Tomahawk missiles at once, no one else can stand in opposition to the rising power of China, the resurgence of Russia, the onslaught of radical Islam. We cannot vote present from the sidelines and hope to maintain a somewhat stable world where the bullies are held at bay.

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King vs CAIR: A Lesson in Unabashed Propaganda

This Washington Post article gives us a glimpse into the methodology of the propagandist as he sets aside his objectivity to insert his own bias.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/the-king-hearings-is-cair-a-terrorist-organization/2011/03/10/AB3AdTQ_blog.html

Glenn, tryin to pull a fast one are you? 

This is a great example of Red Herring fallacy. Mr Close does not single out that the CAIR organization was actually named a conspirator but only that the government should not have told everybody. How stupid is that. They are sympathetic to, and by virtue of their sympathy for, co-conspirators they may be lumped into those who we ought to watch out for. duh?
He also says that only a measly 1% of Muslim Americans think it’s okay to bomb people. Does anybody have an idea of how many that is? hmmm anybody? 5 or ten maybe?

Well, let’s take the short end of the estimates-1.8-7 million. If my calculations on my little calculator are correct, that’s only 18000 Muslims in America that think it’s reasonable to bomb people to get their way. Shoot, that’s only bout 360 people in each state. That ain’t bad. Is it?

By using the number 1% and not clarifying what that number actually means, it puts in the readers mind that there is a miniscule possibility that anyone believes in the methods of radical Islam in the nation.

Let’s put it into perspective. In my state with 100 counties, in my county alone, there is a statistical possibility that between 3 and 4 Muslims think it’s ok to use the methods of the 911 terrorists.

Does that help you understand the warped logic of those whining about what king was doing in his hearings. Makes the whiners look kind of stupid doesn’t it?

You see, this is the methodology of the left: to minimize the danger, to lull you into passivity, so that they can do what they want, because statistically, after all, it’s not “that bad”.

They did the same thing with those hunting for communists in the US back in the day. They called it a witch hunt. Now every Junior in America gets to read about and discuss how terrible it was that we were hunting for communists in the USA …and comparing those that did the investigating to witch hunters as they read the “Crucible”.

Is it any wonder why we are so careful not to open our mouths and say something against the progressives ? They are very good at making sure you keep your mouth shut and your eyes closed.

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