Mr. Donald J. Trump is America’s last hope. He will be detailing his economic plan on Monday 8/8/16, in Detroit, Michigan. Stay tuned for a detailed analysis.
Where do rights come from? What is the purpose of government? Where does the government get its powers?
Thomas Jefferson answered these questions in the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Clearly, rights come from God (or nature, if you don’t believe in God.) God grants them; not government. Therefore, government cannot take away your natural rights. You have the right to life, liberty, and property. No one can take these rights from you. Our rights are not limited to what is listed in the Bill of Rights. These rights were listed solely because our Founders wanted more insurance that our government would know it’s place. They made this clear with the Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
The purpose of government is to secure these rights. Basically, the sole purpose of government is to protect your rights by ensuring that no one is able to harm you or take your property without redress. (This includes fraud as well.)
The government gets its powers strictly from the people. Meaning, the only powers that the government has is the powers that we grant it. The government basically acts as your agent in order to protect your rights. The powers granted to our government, ie enumerated powers, are explicitly spelled out in the Constitution, under Article 1 Section 8. These are the only powers our government legally may utilize. Any other actions taken by our government are done without our consent, and therefore illegal. The Tenth Amendment was included in order to cement this fact. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
Liberals want you to believe that the Constitution is just an old, out-dated piece of paper. But the ideas behind the Constitution and our nation’s founding are ageless. These ideas are the fabric of our existence. Do not let them be discounted or disparaged.
Imagine a political doctrine that espouses the following:
A minimum wage;
A strong progressive tax on capital;
A state law that sanctions an eight-hour workday for all workers;
The participation of workers’ representatives in the functions of industry commissions;
To show the same confidence in the labor unions (that prove to be technically and morally worthy) as is given to industry executives or public servants;
Reduction of the retirement age from 65 to 55.
The formation of a national council of experts for labor, for industry, for transportation, for the public health, for communications, etc.
Sounds like the platform of the modern Democrat Party, doesn’t it? This is actually straight out of the Fascist Manifesto, published on June 6, 1919, in Benito Mussolini’s newspaper, Il Popolo d’Italia (“The People of Italy”).
Well then why do progressives insist that fascism is a right-wing, or republican, concept? Put it this way: it makes them look bad. And it scares people into believing that any deviation to the right will result in death and destruction. It’s fear mongering…which is a staple of democrat politics. Because when you can’t garner support based on merit, then why not scare people into supporting you? It also wouldn’t be good “optics” to align yourself with the founder of the Fascist Party, Benito Mussolini; so they rewrite history and paint him and fascism as right-wing. But all you have to do to know for sure, is read the Fascist Manifesto!
If you still aren’t convinced, read what Austrian economist Ludwig Von Mises had to say about Fascism in the epilogue to Socialism (and keep in mind that Von Mises lived to see the rise and fall of Fascism and Nazism):
“Nobody could pass Mussolini in Marxian zeal. He was the intransigent champion of the pure creed, the unyielding defender of the rights of the exploited proletarians, the eloquent prophet of socialist bliss to come.” He was introduced to Marxism by “Angelica Balabanoff, the daughter of a wealthy Russian landowner.” He created the Fascist Party after WWI, as an affront to international communism.
“The programme of the Fascists, as drafted in 1919, was vehemently anti-capitalistic. The most radical (American) New Dealers and even communists could agree with it.”
“Fascism…began with a split in the ranks of Marxian socialism… Its economic programme was borrowed from German non-Marxian SOCIALISM… Its conduct of government affairs was a replica of Lenin’s dictatorship.”
No matter how hard the left wishes to pin fascism on the right, the facts just simply don’t support their assertion.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you undoubtedly are aware of the recent uprising of ISIS, aka ISIL, aka the Islamic State. This group of Islamic jihadis have been rampaging across Syria and Iraq, taking territory and killing infidels along the way. Clearly, these actions are condemnable. In fact, I believe that goes without saying. After the alleged beheading of journalist James Foley by “Jihadi John” of the Islamic State, the mainstream media and usual war-hawks have been calling for blood. They’re ramping up the rhetoric of yet ANOTHER war; this time, against the Islamic State. If you’re like me, you get suspicious whenever you see a narrative like this in the MSM.
Before we get into this, something must be clarified: our government has no way of distinguishing between these Islamic groups that are fighting in Syria and Iraq. But what we do know, is that they’re all factions or splinters of Al Qaeda. It also seems as if these groups have recently unified under the “Caliphate” known as the Islamic State.
And the reason we should all be suspicious, is that if you recall correctly, it wasn’t that long ago that the US government was touting aid for Islamic “freedom fighters” that were battling Assad in Syria. As a matter of fact, we know that our government has been arming them since at least September of 2013. At that time, the liberal media outlet Washington Post confirmed that the CIA had been delivering weapons, munitions, advanced communications equipment, and armored vehicles to these Islamic fighters. But even this wasn’t enough. President Obama has since requested more than $500 million in funds to assist these jihadis!
The weapons, gear, and money sent to these “freedom fighters” undoubtedly ended up in the hands of the Islamic State; the same group our government and media are now insisting we go to war with! So basically, we built up an enemy fighting force, and are now attempting to fight them ourselves! Yes, I know, this seems odd. And counter-productive. But it really makes sense when you consider that war is very profitable if you happen to possess a defense contract, or happen to know the right people in DC. Further, the government loves using war and threats of attack as an excuse to consolidate their power and to steal our civil liberties. The most recent examples would be the PATRIOT Act and the TSA, which were knee-jerk reactions to 9/11 and Al Qaeda.
Our government has a history of “nudging” us into war. They also have a history of enabling the fighting forces that we then go to war with! Basically, every American war since the War of 1812 was either completely unnecessary, or was the direct result of America’s meddling in foreign affairs. Next, I’ll cover the major conflicts:
Civil War: I could do a whole article on the Civil War and Lincoln’s tyrannical, unconstitutional actions including trying civilians in military tribunals, but I will stick with the point here. The Civil War could most definitely have been avoided. You must consider that slavery was not a central tenet of the Civil War, as far as Lincoln was concerned. Lincoln was not a fan of the black race. He argued that, even if the slaves were freed, they should be shipped off to Liberia. The slaves could’ve been emancipated via compensation by the government. The “value” of the slaves was approximately $70-80 billion. Lincoln ended up spending $76 billion enforcing the Civil War. So essentially, he could’ve just paid to free the slaves, and saved 100,000 lives.
The Civil War was really about the South’s struggle for states’ rights. The South rightfully viewed Lincoln as a tyrant that did not respect the rights of the states. The states, at that point, were still considered sovereign, and the federal government was small and had little influence throughout the country. The South argued their right to secede from the federation. And they should’ve been able to. The states entered into the federation voluntarily, and thus they should’ve been allowed to leave the federation voluntarily.
WWI: Prior to American intervention, there had been a three year stalemate in the Great War, and both sides were discussing truce plans. The war would’ve ended soon. But no, Wilson just had to have his hand in the “rebuilding” of Europe. And his League of Nations could not come to fruition without major American intervention in the Great War. Wilson said that had America not entered the war, he wouldn’t have even had a “peep through the curtain” of the Treat of Versailles. Without American intervention, the Great War would’ve most likely ended in a truce, and the involved European countries would have maintained their original land borders. The Treaty of Versailles would’ve never happened.
Woodrow Wilson was reelected in 1916 by running on the slogan “He Kept Us Out of War.” So how did he convince the American people to join the war? He allowed American citizens to die in the sinking of the Lusitania. I say “allowed”, because it was completely preventable. While Germany was at war with Great Britain, they warned the American public about taking voyages on British ships, as many trans-Atlantic voyages were carrying military aid for Britain. The Germans issued publications and advertisements in America, warning Americans to stay off of British ships. But Woodrow Wilson knew that an event that resulted in the deaths of a large number of Americans could be propagandized and used to warm the American public towards entering the war. So Wilson encouraged Americans to continue sailing on British ships. In fact, when the Lusitania, which was designated as an auxiliary British war ship, was sunk by Germany, they were carrying 4.2 million rounds of ammunition, as well as explosive components. Wilson’s plan worked; after 128 Americans died on the Lusitania, the government sold their war to the American people.
Stay tuned for the faulty reasons behind WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan…
After the deaths of the thugs known as Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the liberal media has been foaming at the mouth crying racism. At first, CNN just saw Zimmerman’s name and assumed he was white. They then manufactured the white on black racism story. After they discovered he was Hispanic, instead of dropping the false racism narrative, they created a whole new category of race in order to keep their rhetoric alive: The White Hispanic. (Does that mean that Obama is a White African? or a Black Arab? or a Black Caucasian?) After all, Obama is just as black as Zimmerman. (1/8 black) Obama’s racial makeup is 1/2 white, 3/8 Arab, and 1/8 African)
Concerning Michael Brown, the liberal media ran with the “gentle giant” narrative, while claiming that Brown was coldly executed, without cause, in the street by white police officer Darren Wilson. We have since learned that Brown had just committed a strong-armed robbery. We’ve also learned that when Wilson ordered Brown out of the street, Brown ignored him. When Wilson then began to get out of his car to confront Brown, Brown kicked his door shut and then attacked Wilson in his squad car. After this, Brown started to run away. At this point, Wilson drew his weapon and pointed it at Brown, while yelling “FREEZE”. What most likely happened next, was that Brown, being 6’3 and near 300 pounds, knew he could not outrun Wilson. So instead, he turns around, faces Wilson, puts his hands in the air, and yells “What you gon’ do, shoot me?”, and then Brown proceeded to charge at Wilson. At this point, with Wilson fearing for his life, he fired at Brown in order to prevent his own serious injury or death. The media has only backed down off of Brown once they learned they jumped the gun in their narrative.
The media’s goals are to tow the party line, and divide the people. Race is a great divider. But their narrative only supports white on black racism, as they view the black community as oppressed by whites. They want white people to feel guilty for being white, and therefore hate themselves.
Let’s take a look at some black on white violence that the media will be sure to downplay, and most likely blame guns while dismissing any racial motives for the black offenders:
Oklahoma: Chris Lane, 22, Australian baseball player shot in the back by black teens. One of the black teens, James Edwards, tweeted a couple months before the shooting: “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM”.
Spokane, WA: WWII Hero Delbert Belton beat to death by two black men.
Florida: A 13 year old boy was brutally beaten on a school bus by three black 15 year olds because he told on them for selling drugs
Memphis: A man was doused with gasoline and set on fire by Robert Glasper and 19-year-old Renard King, both black.
St. Louis: A hot dog vendor at a Ferguson Home Depot was robbed of his cellphone and struck in the head with a hammer by four black shoplifters.
Maryland: White leasing manager killed by black maintenance man, Rashaan Williams.
Memphis: Black nurse, Demequa Bonds, charged in the negligent death of 3 year old white girl.
Raleigh: Grant Ruffin Hayes, who is black, is charged for the murder of his white girlfriend.
Jacksonsville: Four black people, Eltonia Lavonne Humphries, Josh Dukes, Roteia Lashay Hutchinson, and Jarquavis De’Vonte Davis were charged in the murder of Wesley Phelps Bridges, 36, white.
Louisiana: Vincent Andrew Naquin, who is white, was murdered by black suspect Jabaar Celestine, 19. Jabaar Celestine, 19, was also involved in the robbery and homicide of Vincent Andrew Naquin.
Detroit: In April 2014, Steven Utash, a white man, stopped his car after he hit a child than ran into the side of his car. Upon exiting his vehicle, a mob of black men badly beat him. He ended up fighting for his life in a coma.
Let’s take a look at the big picture, shall we?
According to the FBI, blacks killed whites at more than twice the rate that whites killed blacks. To add to that, while blacks account for only 13% of the US population, they committed 48.25% of murders.
So, tell me again, Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Trayvon supporters, NAACP, Congressional Black Caucus, Oprah, Piers Morgan, who is killing whom? Regardless of what you or the media say, the facts tell a different story. But white people don’t need to see this crap in the media in order to believe it. We see it all around us. We feel the hatred.
The American left has a penchant for rewriting history, and playing word games to suit their agenda. The most commonly used example is the word “liberal” itself. The left has been referring to themselves as “liberal” since FDR’s reign. What is ironic about this, is that the left is actually the antithesis of the true meaning of liberalism, which can be summed up as a political ideology in which primary emphasis is placed on securing the freedom of the individual by limiting the power of the government. It advocates civil liberties, limited government under the rule of law, private property rights, and belief in laissez-faire capitalism. After all, the word “liberal” is rooted in the word “liberty”, which is as American as apple pie, baseball, and Smith & Wesson.
Limited government? Civil liberties? Laissez-faire capitalism? I know, I know…it doesn’t sound like the American left of today. Leftists typically desire big, expensive, controlling government, limited individual liberties, limited private property ownership, and government-infused (crony) capitalism. They just love to tax, legislate, and regulate us to death. There is nothing truly liberal about NSA spying, prosperity-killing progressive income taxes, foreign drone wars, gun control, etc. So then why did the left adopt the term “liberal”? It was merely a head-fake; an attempt to “re-brand” itself. Think about it: would you vote for someone who described themselves as socialist, or tyrannical? Of course not. Hence, they describe themselves with a hijacked word that most Americans think of in a positive light. After all, what patriotic American isn’t pro-liberty? They’re hoping that you won’t look into their policies and beliefs, and that you’ll just take their word for it; that they’re liberty lovers. It’s kind of like taking a junk vehicle, calling it “Quick and Reliable”, and hoping that you will buy it based on name alone, without test driving it.
The Fascist History of the Left, and How They Pin it on Their Opponents
For the cleverly deceptive progressives, hijacking positive terms for their own political gain isn’t enough. They’ve also gotten very good at spinning negative words and ideas as “right-wing”, and pinning them on their opposition, regardless of the accuracy of their claims. Take the “racism” charge for example. I personally have been called a racist simply because I do not agree with the socialist policies of Barry Soetero. Regardless of how incredible these claims may sound, progressives will continue to make them because they simply cannot argue the facts. Historically, the facts are clearly stacked up against them, especially very damaging truths, such as that leftists killed more people in the 20th century than the number of dead from combat in WWI and II. These are the truths that the left simply refuses to acknowledge. I equate this to trying to prove to someone that their religion is false. Indeed, the left does treat their political ideology as a religion. Even when presented with clear and concise factual objections that completely dispel their beliefs, they still refuse to acknowledge the painfully obvious, and generally project these difficult truths back onto their opposition. Maybe it’s because they’ve devoted so much of themselves to their “religion”, that they wouldn’t know what to do with out.
And such is the case with Adolf Hitler, Nazism, and fascism. Considering how damaging it would be to have these concepts aligned to your own politics, the left has worked tirelessly to distance themselves from the fact that Hitler, Nazism, and fascism were all left-wing. Hitler, fascism, and the Nazis have been quite successfully marketed as “right-wing” by leftist historians and mainstream media, in complete spite of the facts. Many people (myself included) grew up believing that Hitler, the Nazis, and fascism were products of “right-wing extremism”. After all, Hitler WAS against communism, right? And he allowed for the existence of private corporations, right? So then he must be a right-winger…or so they say.
The simplest way to define the Nazis is by eo nomine, which is a Latin legal term meaning “by name”. Many people don’t even know what “Nazi” stands for, and I think there is a particular reason for that. And the reason is that the name itself refutes the very idea that the Nazis were “right-wing”. “Nazi” is short for National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSADP).
It would be difficult for progressives to espouse the idea that Hitler/Nazis were anything but leftists/socialists if they used the proper party name. “But what about the “National” part?” they ask. Surely, that is right-wing! Right…? Patriotism is reserved for right-wingers and republicans, right? Wrong. The “national” aspect of the Nazi ideology could be summed up as the scope of the party. (A national scope) You see, most Marxists and communists view the world with open borders. They have little respect for national sovereignty, and actually desire central, global governance. (Like the United Nations) Unlike the commies, Hitler and the Nazis strongly desired a sovereign nation. They had a lot of pride for their country.
Hitler capitalized on the fact that Germany lost most of its sovereignty after they lost WWI, and had the Weimar Republic installed. If you know your history, you would know that the Weimar Republic ended very badly. As a testament to the evils of central banking and fiat money, (::cough:: Federal Reserve ::cough::), it should be noted that after the Western-backed Weimar Republic began printing more and more money to pay back its debts from the war, their money was devalued incredibly. Most Germans, who had worked their whole lives to save money, found their money now worthless. They were poor, tired, and frustrated. It took a wheelbarrow full of money just to buy a loaf of bread. This helped set the stage for Hitler’s national socialist agenda. He placed the blame squarely on international capitalists; especially the Jews. His successful creation of class and racial warfare was what he needed to catapult the Nazis to power on a nationalist (Germany first) platform.
I discussed a brief history of the Weimar with the intention of revealing the “national” aspect behind national socialism. This was pivotal for the success of Hitler and his Nazi party. Without the support and adoration of “patriotic” Germans, he would’ve never made it out of the beer halls of Germany. His philosophy was otherwise very typical of other leftist regimes. If you don’t believe me, then simply read the 25 Point Program of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP). I’ve included some brief tenets of this program that are easily distinguished as leftist policies, as well as some correlations to today’s American left:
7. We demand that THE STATE be charged with providing the opportunity for a livelihood and way of life for the citizens.
11. Abolition of unearned incomes. (Property incomes (rent), inheritance, interest (investments))
13. We demand the nationalization of all associated industries.
14. We demand a division of profits of all heavy industries.
15. We demand an expansion on a large scale of old age welfare. (Social Security)
16. Immediate communalization of large buildings
17. Land reform – expropriation of land for public utilities. (BLM land grabs)
18. Usurers and profiteers are to be punished with death
20. National education program
21. The State is to care for the elevating national health (National health care)
23. Restrictions of press – Newspapers must have permission from the State to be published. Publications which are counter to the general good are to be forbidden. (Diane Feinstein’s attempts to regulate journalists.)
25. For the execution of this we demand the formation of a STRONG CENTRAL POWER in the Reich.
So for you leftists out there, please tell me how these points, and Hitler’s philosophy in general, relate to the core principles of (right-wing) libertarianism:
-Limited, Constitutional government
Next, I’m going to break down how National Socialism was the antithesis of libertarian principles, as well as some commonalities between National Socialism and today’s progressive / democrat / liberal / socialist left.
Free Markets – – Some leftists like to say that Hitler was pro-free markets because he still allowed private ownership of companies. This is only partially true. The Reich “allowed” you to run a business if, and only if, you were favored by the Party, and operated in accordance with their desires. Hitler’s crony capitalism was basically a “pay to play” system. You had to appease the Reich before you could run a business. This should sound familiar to Americans. Obama has a similar “pay to play” system. A great example would be the “green” c0mpanies, like Solyndra, that received government loans to the tune of billions of dollars. Most of these companies were huge funders of the Obama campaign, and other progressive causes. The American left in general hasn’t been very friendly towards free markets either. Our current economic crisis can easily be tied back to progressive Woodrow Wilson. He created the privately-owned, central banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve, in 1913. He also signed the Revenue Act of 1913, which created the progressive income tax. Another fine example of economic tyranny by the left is FDR’s Executive Order 6102, which allowed the government to steal all of the gold owned by private citizens.
Individual Liberty – – You’d have to be insane to believe that Hitler was pro-liberty. As Chancellor, one of the first things he did after the Nazis won a super-majority of the parliament, was to suspend Germany’s constitution. He imprisoned and/or executed people based solely on race alone. During WWII, this concept was not confined to Germany and the USSR. FDR also imprisoned over 100,000 Americans based solely on race. Under FDR’s Executive Order 9066, the American government essentially suspended the Constitution for Americans of Japanese descent. They were imprisoned without charge or cause. A liberal-majority Supreme Court upheld the decision in Korematsu v US, in one of the worst decisions the high court ever made.
Personal Responsibility – – Point 7 of the 25 Points of the NSDAP completely absolves the individual of responsibility for himself. It charges that the State provide individuals with sustenance. This is not very different from our current welfare state in America. Besides Social Security, created by FDR’s “New Deal”, LBJ greatly expanded the welfare state with his “Great Society”. We now spend more on entitlements than we do on defense of our nation.
Limited, Constitutional Government – – As noted above, Hitler suspended Germany’s constitution. He also vastly expanded the size of government. The Reich reached into nearly every part of German life. People were kidnapped and executed by the German government, without charge or cause. This is not much different, in theory, than our very own National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which allows the government to arrest and indefinitely imprison individuals without being charged, without having access to a lawyer, and in complete subversion of the US justice system. Our current American government is also expanding at a rapid state. A recent notable unconstitutional expansion of government was the creation of the TSA, under progressive RINO George W. Bush. Most progressives view the Constitution as a “living” document, and that its meanings change with the times. These leftists view the Constitution as merely a roadblock to their socialist utopia, where the ends justify the means.
Political Spectrum Distortion by Progressives
According to progressives, the political left is communism, and the political right is fascism. Don’t let them get away with these lies. If a leftist spouts this crap, ask them where anarchy falls on the spectrum. Because a legitimate political spectrum, from left to right, is based on the size/scope of government, as well as the balance between collectivism vs. individualism. The left equates to total collective government, whereas the right equates to no government (anarchy). In reality, fascism is just another brand of tyranny and totalitarianism; a “cousin” of communism. The progressives place fascism on the right side of the spectrum as a scare tactic to prevent people from moving to the right politically. They want to create the illusion that both sides of the spectrum end in totalitarian government, and that liberalism is the “centrist”, or “moderate” choice. The true “center” is conservatism/libertarianism. To the left – – big government. To the right – – anarchy. In reality, the LEFT has always been the home of tyranny. They conceal the fact that the farther right you move, the more freedom the individual has. By principle alone, a right-wing tyrannical government cannot exist. That would be a logical fallacy. Because once a government shies away from individual freedom, and small, constitutional government, it ceases to be a “right-wing”/libertarian government. The bigger and more powerful a government gets, the further left it slides on the scale.
Don’t fall for their false “choice” of big government or fascism. Fascism is just a cousin of communism. Choose liberty.
As a side note, I’d like to share with you what I learned while typing this. My intention with this article was to expose the distortion of history and specific words by progressives, with the main point being the false assertion that Hitler and the Nazis were anything other than left-wing lunatics. But while doing this, I also began to realize something else. Not only was Hitler a leftist, but his policies are beginning to very closely resemble those of our current administration… I always wondered how the German people allowed those atrocities to happen. I guess now I know…. They, too, fell for the “hope and change” rhetoric.
Barack Obama, John Kerry, John McCain, John Boehner, and others would like for you to believe that the Syrian Civil War is about democracy and freedom. They’re pushing a narrative that touts Assad as a ruthless, oppressive tyrant, and the rebels as moderate freedom fighters. They’re also saying that they know, undoubtedly, that Assad and/or his regime are responsible for the chemical attacks (sarin gas) that occurred in August of this year. For these reasons, they say, the US should go to war against the Assad regime.
Let’s take a closer look at their actions, and reasoning behind this war, shall we?
The Flip-Flop on Assad
If Bashar Al-Assad is such a ruthless, oppressive dictator, then why was John Kerry singing his praises not too long ago? In fact, John Kerry had met with Assad more than once, and called him a “friend“, a “reformer“, and “generous.” Doesn’t sound too “ruthless dictator-ish” to me. I, personally, am not saying that Bashar is a good guy. But John Kerry sure made it sound that way in the recent past. I find it noteworthy to add that Assad is an Alawite Muslim, aligned with the Shia sect. I’ll expalin how that fits in below.
The “Moderate” Rebels
The Obama administration and friends have been saying that the Syrian rebels are moderate freedom fighters. If you get your news from anywhere other than the lamestream media, you know that this simply isn’t true. The rebels are a Sunni majority consisting of designated terrorist groups such as Al Nusra Front, and Al Qaeda in Iraq. The rebels haven proven themselves to be ruthless killers. Recently, Abu Sakkar — the well known founder of Homs’ Independent Omar al-Farouq Brigade, was videotaped cutting out and eating the heart of a Syrian soldier. The rebels have also been mercilessly executing numerous captured soldiers. The rebels have also been killing Christians and burning churches with complete disregard for human life. This past weekend, the rebels seized control of Maaloula, an ancient Christian village. After attacking Christian homes and churches, the Al Qaeda rebels indiscriminately began shooting Christians. Does that sound “moderate” to you?
Chemical Weapons: Whodunnit?
John Kerry has recently said that he “knows” that Assad used chemical weapons against his people. This attack is presumably the event that pushed Assad over Barack Obama’s infamous “red line.” I question the truthfulness of the White House and John Kerry when they say this. They have not put forth any evidence that I know of that suggests that Assad used chemical weapons. Why would he, anyway? He is already winning the war, and he knows that using chemical weapons would cause more problems for him. Strategically, it just doesn’t make sense. We have plenty of evidence that suggests that it was the rebels, specifically Jabhat al-Nusra, that used sarin gas. See here, here, and here. Using chemical weapons is deplorable. We all know that. But so is murder, no matter how it is carried out. The question is whether or not this justifies the United States going to war against Assad.
Why Are We Being Lied To?
To date, the Obama administration and certain elements within Congress remain adament about intervening in Syria, despite the overwhelming opposition from the American people. So then why are they, as OUR elected officials, pushing for this war?
It may have something to do with the fact that Israel is supporting intervention in the Syrian Civil War. Assad and the Israelis just can’t quite seem to get along. I’m sure Syria being an ally of Iran is a major factor. While the US is, historically, friends with Israel, we must put Americans first. After all, it is our necks, and money, on the line. While Syria may or may not pose a direct threat to Israel, the US is not in imminent danger of being attacked. The Israelis are fully capable of defending themselves. After all, America is NOT the world’s police.
Bashar Al-Assad considers himself to be an Alawite, which is a sect of Shia Islam. The Al Qaeda backed rebels are Sunni extremists known as Salafists. It should also be noted that the Muslim Brotherhood is also Sunni. As of late, Barack Hussein Obama has aligned himself with the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood. Is Obama a secret member of the Muslim Brotherhood, and therefore an Al Qaeda ally? A liberal Egyptian Newspaper, Al Wafd, says so. After all, the President’s close friend and brother, Malik Obama, is the owner and investment adviser for the Sudan-based Islamic Dawa Organization, or IDO, and the organization’s umbrella group, the Muslim Brotherhood. Does that help put Obama’s confusing Middle East policy into perspective?
It’s all about the money. The figure that puts everything into perspective is this: 83%. The Senators that backed the Syrian resolution received 83% more defense lobby money than those that opposed it. So, basically, our Senators and Congressmen are now representing the industries that fund their polical action committees, instead of We The People. They’ve sold out and no longer represent us.
If our Congress and/or the President take any military action against Syria, they are acting in the interests of Israel, the Muslim Brotherhood, and the Military Industrial Complex. None of which are the interests of the American People. As taxpayers, what do you call that? I believe it’s “Taxation Without Representation.”
Keep your powder dry.