The Tea party slogan “Take back our country” has often been unfairly accused of containing racist overtones suggesting that America belongs to white people, and that every other race needs to get off our collective lawn. Indeed, so contagious was this “Tea Party is racist” meme among the media that Emily Ekins, a graduate student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) had to pen an academic study demonstrating that it wasn’t true.
Not that it apparently would have mattered to UCLA if it was, since a new report from CampusReform demonstrates that the university has actually been sponsoring a group that believes a large chunk of America belongs exclusively to their racial/ethnic group, and everyone else needs to get out. The twist is that that organization is not a pack of skinheads screaming about white power, but instead a self-described “Chicano movement” screaming about “brown power.”
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the Moviemiento Estudiantil Chicano de AZTLAN (MEChA).
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During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Wednesday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Congress on that the United States should expect more visits from members of a designated terrorist organization.
The comments, coming from the head of a department tasked with keeping America safe from terrorist threats, are jaw-dropping.
“I think you are right in pointing out that as we move forward we are going to continue to have visitors to this country that the State Department and others feel are useful to bring to the country to have discussions moving forward, who say they are members of the political party that in the past have been so designated,” Napolitano told committee chairman Pete King (R-N.Y.) during the hearing this morning.
Napolitano was justifying the government’s decision to invite Hani Nour Eldin — an Egyptian parliamentary member elected as a member the Islamic Group (Gamaa Islamiya), which has been designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the State Department — to the White House to meet with high-ranking Obama administration and State Department officials.
After King reminded her that Eldin is a member of a designated foreign terrorist group, Napolitano replied, ”I think we have to add more nuance to that.”
“We have to know what the group was. Is it now a political party that is running the government of a country that has strong ties to the United States?” she said. She also added that Eldin was properly “vetted” before he granted entry into the U.S. “Everyone who looked at this person felt confident that he was not a security risk to the White House or to the United States,” she said.
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This is important – this election. We have a president who treats the Constitution like a disposable placemat and who believes that when someone talks about the rule of law, they’re talking about him. This is a president who truly believes that he is there to fulfill the role of a ruler – not a leader – a president who’s own transition chief told the nation “We will be ready to rule from day one.” Phrases like that aren’t accidental.
Now listen closely to Obama’s rhetoric as he tries to extricate himself from the “you didn’t build that” comment 12 days ago. Don’t just listen to his comments. Don’t just read over them with mild curiosity. Absorb them … digest them. He’s displaying an underlying philosophy with nearly every utterance – an underlying philosophy of anti-individualism. YOU didn’t build that! WE did! Just listen ….
I’ve told you before that liberalism is a philosophy of anti-individualism. It’s there if you just listen for it. Actions of the individual are diminished … “You didn’t build that!” … while actions of the collective are praised.
About 15 years ago I developed an interest in collecting quotes from liberals slamming the idea of individualism and praising the idea of the collective. I’m listing those quotes below. Read them .. and tell me whether or not in your mind you can hear these words coming from Barack Obama. If you can – and I certainly can – then maybe you will have a better understanding of the threat that this man poses to our Republic and to our freedoms and liberty.
“The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood.” (Adolph Hitler, quoted in Hitler, A Study in Tyranny, by Alan Bullock (Harper Collins, NY))
“It is thus necessary that the individual should come to realize that his own ego is of no importance in comparison with the existence of his nation; that the position of the individual ego is conditioned solely by the interests of the nation as a whole … that above all the unity of a nation’s spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual. …. This state of mind, which subordinates the interests of the ego to the conservation of the community, is really the first premise for every truly human culture …. we understand only the individual’s capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow man.” (Adolph Hitler, 1933)
There is the great, silent, continuous struggle: the struggle between the State and the Individual; between the State which demands and the individual who attempts to evade such demands. Because the individual, left to himself, unless he be a saint or hero, always refuses to pay taxes, obey laws, or go to war. (Benito Mussolini)
Fascist ethics begin … with the acknowledgment that it is not the individual who confers a meaning upon society, but it is, instead, the existence of a human society which determines the human character of the individual. According to Fascism, a true, a great spiritual life cannot take place unless the State has risen to a position of pre-eminence in the world of man. The curtailment of liberty thus becomes justified at once, and this need of rising the State to its rightful position. (Mario Palmieri, “The Philosophy of Fascism” 1936)
“Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.” (Nikita Khrushchev , February 25, 1956 20th Congress of the Communist Party)
“All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all.” (Vladimir Lenin, as quoted in “Not by Politics Alone.)
“We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.” (Hillary Clinton, 1993)
“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans.” …” (President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11, 1993, Page 2A)
And while we’re at it, I thought I would throw in just a few quotes that you would NEVER hear from the mouth of our Dear Ruler.
“The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.” (Ayn Rand)
When will the world learn that a million men are of no importance compared with one man? (Henry David Thoreau)
The mother of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., Violet Roberta Ripken, has been found after she was reported missing on Tuesday night.
Ripken, 74, was abducted at gunpoint, CBS Baltimore reports. According to Aberdeen police, Ripken was abducted between 7 and 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Police got a tip Tuesday night and found Ripken in her car.
The family released a statement on Wednesday:
“As you now know, our mother was abducted at gunpoint from her home yesterday morning. This has been a very trying time for our family, but we are grateful and relieved that mom is back with us, safe and healthy. We want to thank everyone for their tremendous support, especially all of the law enforcement agencies that worked so hard and quickly. This is an ongoing investigation, so we hope everyone understands that we cannot comment further at this time. Thank you.”
Anywhere Muslims and non-Muslims live in close proximity with one another, there are “clashes.” “Assam, India: Bodo tribe, Muslim clashes kill at least 35, displace 170,000,” by Kristin Deasy for the Global Post, July 25 (thanks to Twostellas):
Four days of violent clashes between India’s native Bodo tribespeople and Muslim immigrants has taken at least 35 lives, officials said today, while another 170,000 are estimated to have fled their homes in the facing of rising violence in India’s northwestern Assam region, reported Agence-France-Press.
India deployed the military to the region, but violence raged overnight with reports of nine people killed and angry residents setting one another’s homes on fire, said The Hindu.
Assam police chief JN Choudhury told reporters today that the “situation is tense and we are getting additional paramilitary troopers,” reported AFP. A curfew has been in place in the region for several days, and the New York Daily News earlier said officers had been given orders to shoot on sight in order to stamp out unrest.
Al Jazeera reported groups of people shooting weapons indiscriminately in crowded areas over the weekend. Several people have been reported brutally killed. Police on Sunday said villagers had found a six-month-old baby on a river bank near a dead woman’s body, according to Al Jazeera.
The Bodo tribe and Muslim settlers have been locked in territorial disputes for years, but BBC News reported that the recent violence appears tied to the killing of four young people by an unknown man in a predominantly Bodo tribal area on July 20.
Over 200 ethnic and tribal groups live in the volatile Assam region, said Al Jazeera.
Chick-fil-A, as we’re sure most of you know already, has come under fire for allegedly “intolerant” comments made by company CEO Dan Cathy. Anti-Chick-fil-A protest pages have popped up all over Facebook, Boston Mayor Tom Menino has vowed to block them from opening an eatery in his city, and the Jim Henson Company has broken off all ties with the company.
And here’s the latest in the “Let’s Dogpile Chick-fil-A Because They‘re Totally ’Intolerant’” movement: “A Chicago alderman wants to kill Chick-fil-A’s plans to build a restaurant in his increasingly trendy Northwest Side ward because the fast-food chain’s top executive vocally opposes gay marriage.”
Yep, first Boston and now this.
“If you are discriminating against a segment of the community, I don’t want you in the 1st Ward,” Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday, referring to what he said were “bigoted, homophobic comments” from Cathy.
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The epidemic of black-mob violence now has a soundtrack.
In fact, lots of them: sophisticated, highly produced songs and videos that urge black people to create all kinds of mayhem. From murdering CEOs and delivery drivers to starting riots and engaging in random warfare and everything in between.
Millions of people enjoy them every day; not just as music, but as a lifestyle.
It is not known if any of the 1,000 black people who rioted in downtown Greensboro following the Fourth of July festivities this year were dancing to this kind of music. But there is no doubt they were part of the lifestyle.
Racial violence in Greensboro is hardly new or unique to that area.
Last summer, it happened every weekend in June: Hundreds of black people marauding through the downtown, beating, destroying, threatening. Just a few weeks ago after Super Jam, police dealt with hundreds of fights, drug users, shootings and chaos at this “historically black activity.”
The Greensboro mayhem is much the same as hundreds of other episodes of racial lawlessness in 60 cities around the country over the last two years.
It all culminated in 1,000 black people rioting in downtown Greensboro following the 2012 Independence Day celebration.
This year’s holiday riot had a twist: It featured a black man exhorting his fellow rioters to attack law enforcement officials.
“Come on,” he yelled as he waved them onward. “Let’s get the police,” he said, along with an obscenity, say court documents.
Police tear gassed and locked up this would-be community organizer.
If the arrest of Jimel Tyrea Leach ran true to form, when puzzled friends and family saw his mug shot in the paper, they wondered how such a nice young man came up with such an ugly idea.
They should check YouTube. Start with Dead Prez. Let’s sample a smorgasbord of the sound of their music with songs including Cop Shot, F— the Law and other popular melodies (Language warning):
You wonder why we feel like f— the law
You wonder why we write up on the wall
You wonder why we burn the cities down
Cuz we don’t give a f–, the time is now
There are other lines in the lyrics that also raise eyebrows, including “The only good cop is a dead cop,” “Slap a white boy, snuff your landlord” and “F— the high schools, burn the prisons.”
The videos talk about making money from books, but they aren’t schoolbooks. They’re phone books, and making the money comes from holdups and robberies: “We gonna order take out and when we see the driver, We gonna stick the 25 up in his face.”
“White boy in’ the wrong place at the right time
Soon as the car door open up he mine
We roll up quick and put the pistol to his nose
By the look on his face he probably s—— in his clothes
As delivery drivers from around the country who have been attacked by black mobs might say: True that.
The lyrics read like police reports or how-to manuals.
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