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Re: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations... An Interesting Read
5/4/2008 11:54:14 PM

Hey JoAnne,

Thanks for sharing this with us.  Mark Steyn pulls no punches.

Mark Steyn: Guns and God? Hell, yes

Obama attacks two of the things that elevate the U.S. above places like Europe

MARK STEYN
MARK STEYN
Syndicated columnist

Our lesson today comes from the songwriter Frank Loesser:

"Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition."

Or as Barack Obama and his San Francisco pals would put it: God and guns. Loesser got the phrase from Howell Forgy, a naval chaplain at Pearl Harbor, who walked the decks of the USS New Orleans under Japanese bombardment, exhorting his comrades. When the line came to Loesser's ears, he turned it into a big hit song of the Second World War:

"Praise the Lord and swing into position

Can't afford to sit around a-wishin'…" – which some folks sang as "Can't afford to be a politician." Indeed. Sen. Obama's remarks about poor dumb, bitter rural losers "clinging to" guns and God certainly testify to the instinctive snobbery of a big segment of the political class. But we shouldn't let it go by merely deploring coastal condescension toward the knuckledraggers. No, what Michelle Malkin calls Crackerquiddick (quite rightly – it's more than just another dreary "-gate") is not just snobbish nor even merely wrongheaded. It's an attack on two of the critical advantages the United States holds over most of the rest of the Western world. In the other G7 developed nations, nobody clings to God 'n' guns. The guns got taken away, and the Europeans gave up on churchgoing once they embraced Big Government as the new religion.

How's that working out? Compared with America, France and Germany have been more or less economically stagnant for the past quarter-century, living permanently with unemployment rates significantly higher than in the United States.

Has it made them any less "bitter," as Obama characterizes those Pennsylvanian crackers? No. In my book "America Alone," just out in paperback and available in all good bookstores – you'll find it in Borders propping up the wonky rear leg of the display table for the smash new CD "Michelle Obama And The San Francisco Macchiato Chorus Sing "I Pinned My Pink Slip To The Gun Rack Of My Pick-Up,' 'My Dog Done Died, My Wife Jus' Left Me, And Michael Dukakis Is Strangely Reluctant To Run Again,' Plus 'I Swung By The Economic Development Zone Business Park But The Only Two Occupied Rental Units Were Both Evangelical Churches' And Other Embittered Appalachian Favorites."

Where was I? Oh, yes. In my book "America Alone," I note a global survey on optimism: 61 percent of Americans were optimistic about the future, 29 percent of the French, 15 percent of Germans. Take it from a foreigner: In my experience, Americans are the least "bitter" people in the developed world. Secular, gun-free big-government Europe doesn't seem to have done anything for people's happiness. Consider by way of example the words of Keith Reade. He's not an Obama speechwriter, he's a writer for the London Daily Mirror. And the day after the 2004 presidential election he expressed his frustration in an alarmingly Obamaesque way:

"Were I a Kerry voter, though, I'd feel deep anger, not only at them returning Bush to power, but for allowing the outside world to lump us all into the same category of moronic muppets. The self-righteous, gun-totin', military-lovin', sister-marryin', abortion-hatin', gay-loathin', foreigner-despisin', nonpassport ownin' rednecks, who believe God gave America the biggest d*** in the world so it could urinate on the rest of us and make their land 'free and strong.'"

Well, that's certainly why I supported Bush, but I'm not sure it entirely accounts for the other 62,039,073 incontinent rednecks. Reade, though, does usefully enumerate some of the distinctive features that separate America from the rest of the West. "Self-righteous"? If you want a public culture that reeks of indestructible faith in its own righteousness, try Europe – especially when they're talking about America: If you disagree with Eutopian wisdom, you must be an idiot.

Obama and far too many Democrats have bought into this delusion, most thoroughly distilled in Thomas Frank's book "What's The Matter With Kansas?", whose argument is that heartland voters are too dumb (i.e., "moronic muppets") to vote for their own best interests.

Europeans did "vote for their own best interests" – i.e., cradle-to-grave welfare, 35-hour workweeks, six weeks of paid vacation, etc. – and as a result they now face a perfect storm of unsustainable entitlements, economic stagnation and declining human capital that's left them so demographically beholden to unassimilable levels of immigration that they're being remorselessly Islamized with every passing day. We should thank God (forgive the expression) that America's loser gun nuts don't share the same sophisticated rational calculation of "their best interests" as do Thomas Frank, Obama, too many Democrats and the European political establishment.

As for "gun-totin'," large numbers of Americans tote guns because they're assertive, self-reliant citizens, not docile subjects of a permanent governing class. The Second Amendment is philosophically consistent with the First Amendment, for which I've become more grateful since the Canadian Islamic Congress decided to sue me for "hate speech" up north. Both amendments embody the American view that liberty is not the gift of the state, and its defense cannot be outsourced exclusively to the government.

I think a healthy society needs both God and guns: It benefits from a belief in some kind of higher purpose to life on Earth, and it requires a self-reliant citizenry. If you lack either of those twin props, you wind up with today's Europe – a present-tense Eutopia mired in fatalism.

A while back, I was struck by the words of Oscar van den Boogaard, a Dutch gay humanist (which is pretty much the trifecta of Eurocool). Reflecting on the Continent's accelerating Islamification, he concluded that the jig was up for the Europe he loved, but what could he do? "I am not a warrior, but who is?" he shrugged. "I have never learned to fight for my freedom. I was only good at enjoying it."

Sorry, it doesn't work like that. If you don't understand that there are times when you'll have to fight for it, you won't enjoy it for long. That's what a lot of Reade's laundry list – "gun-totin'," "military-lovin'" – boils down to. As for "gay-loathin'," it's Oscar van den Boogaard's famously tolerant Amsterdam where gay-bashing is resurgent: The editor of the American gay paper the Washington Blade got beaten up in the streets on his last visit to the Netherlands.

God and guns. Maybe one day a viable society will find a magic cure-all that can do without both, but Big Government isn't it. And even complacent liberal Democrats ought to be able to look across the ocean and see that. But, then, Obama did give the speech in San Francisco, a city demographically declining at a rate that qualifies it for EU membership. When it comes to parochial simpletons, you don't need to go to Kansas.

©  MARK STEYN

Joanne, thanks for such a great read!

May Wisdom and the knowledge you gained go with you,



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Re: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations... An Interesting Read
5/20/2008 2:31:12 PM

I just received this in an email.  The author is unknown, but the information will make you think.  It is in the same format as I received it and believe it was written this way intentionally.

PUZZLE
            
           This  is a puzzle that has yet to be put together!   (Original
author   unknown]


             Subject: I'm beginning to  understand...

       LET ME SEE IF I HAVE THIS
             STRAIGHT:

             HIS FATHER WAS A KENYAN,
              MOSLEM, "African-American" - WE HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF HIS
AFRICAN    "FAMILY"


             HIS MOTHER IS A KANSAN,
             ATHEIST, WHITE-

              WHERE ARE THE PICTURES OF HIS
             KANSAN, WHITE MOTHER AND HIS WHITE GRANDPARENTS WHO RAISED
HIM.

             HIS FATHER DESERTED HIS
              MOTHER AND HIM WHEN HE WAS VERY YOUNG AND  WENT BACK TO HIS
       FAMILY IN  KENYA.

 


             HIS MOTHER MARRIED AN
             INDONESIAN MOSLEM AND TOOK HIM TO JAKARTA  WHERE HE WAS
             SCHOOLED IN A MOSLEM SCHOOL.

             HIS MOTHER RETURNED TO HAWAII
             AND HE WAS RAISED BY HIS WHITE KANSAN
             GRANDPARENTS.

              "Here I am confused, His
              Grandparents are middle class, not poor, but average.  How
did he  get  the money to go to the schools he went  to?"
             HE LATER WENT TO THE BEST
             HIGH DOLLAR SCHOOLS, HOW?

             HE LIVES IN A $1.4 MILLION
              DOLLAR HOUSE THAT HE ACQUIRED THROUGH A DEAL WITH A WEALTHY FUND   RAISER.            HOW?

              Every job he held was in the
             Civil Rights movement, I had no idea that they paid that  well.

             HE "WORKED" AS A CIVIL RIGHTS
             ACTIVIST IN CHICAGO-  HAS NEVER HELD A PRODUCTIVE JOB.  THE
              PRESIDENCY IS NOT A CIVIL RIGHTS POST NOR IS IT SUBJECT TO
       AFFIRMATIVE  ACTION SET ASIDES.

             HE ENTERED POLITICS AT THE
             STATE LEVEL AND THEN THE NATIONAL LEVEL WHERE HE HAS MINIMAL
             EXPERIENCE.

             HE IS PROUD OF HIS "AFRICAN
              HERITAGE" BUT IT SEEMS THAT HIS ONLY AFRICAN CONNECTION WAS
THAT   HIS AFRICAN FATHER GOT A WHITE GIRL PREGNANT AND DESERTED HER.  I DIDN'T
              KNOW THAT SPERM CARRIED A "CULTURAL" GENE. WHERE IS THE PRIDE
IN  HIS WHITE  CULTURE?

             HE GOES TO A "AFROCENTRIC"
              CHURCH THAT HATES WHITES, HATES JEWS, AND BLAMES AMERICA FOR
ALL  THE    WORLDS PERCEIVED FAULTS.  "Right here I really get confused,
he  was   able to get more money in his War Chest than Hilary and Bill
       could get by
             more than double.  When a check of his contributors show that
             gardeners, waiters, laborers and handymen donated $2,000 to
his  cause."  Yeah, right, they make on an average of $13,400 per year
       and
             they donate nearly 25% of their earnings to a candidate no one
             knows?  This is very puzzling and this guy really scares
             me.  I think it will come out where some of that
              money behind this guy is coming from and they will have a
       foothold on America we will never be able to  get out.

              AND THEN REPEATEDLY COVERS UP
             FOR THE PASTOR AND THE CHURCH!!!!

              HE CLAIMS THAT HE COULD NOT
              CONFRONT HIS PASTOR BUT HE WANTS US TO BELIEVE THAT HE CAN
       CONFRONT NORTH  KOREA AND IRAN, RIGHT!!!

 


             YEAH, I THINK I SEE HOW HE
              COULD BE A UNITER AND BRING US TOGETHER,  I THINK THE HOPE IS
       THAT HE  HOPES NO ONE WILL PUT THE PIECES  TOGETHER.

             WAKE
             UP AMERICA !!!

             OPEN
             YOUR EYES TO THE TRUTH !!!

             YOU ARE
             BEING DECEIVED !!

May Wisdom and the knowledge you gained go with you,



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Re: The anti-christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations... An Interesting Read
5/20/2008 2:51:50 PM
Oh My Jim, I do not think People should be saying the things that they are saying. You know we are actually living in the times of Revelations, as we see so many things are transpiring already. I do not think God is to pleased about how man has handled his time on earth. Please everyone becareful what you say and what you think. Hate and desention on all things really are the works of the Devil. Start walking by FAITH AND NOT by SITE. God is feeling what is in your hearts. who is any one to judge or say anything, whether good or bad just pray and worry about your own soul. we all reap what we sow so be very careful, search your own hearts first. we do not need to always agree or have unpleasant feelings but be careful what you say as you can not take it back. Its really not good to jump in and say things against any of this. everything is going to happen as it will God already knows the outcome of everything.I am not pleased on having a Man who does not do things that he should but I wont stand and say anything other then we all need to pray hard for everyone. Kathy Hamilton/simikathy
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Re: The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations... An Interesting Read
5/20/2008 3:30:04 PM

Hello Kathy,

I can understand your concern and will pray right along with you that people will wake up, get informed and stop believing that blind faith alone will prevail.  Remember that when Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, he had to take up arms himself and do battle.  Was he doing the bidding of the lord?  Yes he was.

 Sometimes to get the help we need we have to help ourselves first.  People are manipulated by Fear, Greed, Faith and their own apathy. 

What or whom is manipulating this election?  Please read and watch the video here if you do not think we can be manipulated by powers unknown to us as individuals.  http://community.adlandpro.com/forums/thread/1037245.aspx

The puzzle question raised by the author, that was posted earlier, is just asking the questions not providing the answers.

Thanks for your post.

May Wisdom and the knowledge you gained go with you,



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Re: The anti-Christ will be a man, in his 40s, of MUSLIM descent, who will deceive the nations... An Interesting Read
5/20/2008 4:44:18 PM
Hello Jim,

I've rad this thread with interest and some kind of astonishment!
We are also heading local elections next month and than some where in the Autumn for the Parliament! During our "long" period of free elections (since '89?!) since politicians started to speak on TV (until than only one did as we didn't need more as he was either way the only one eligible LOL - a bitter one!) I and many of our people learned they are all just using us to fulfill their own interests and purpose! At first we thought its only the case here, but we are learning that its the same case all over the world! I haven't yet seen or heard of a POLITICIAN DEDICATED REALLY TO THE PEOPLE, but to his sponsors!!!! I mean the main ones, not the ones who gave even their (supposing -bitterly LOL- ) 1/4 of their income!!! Those are just cigarettes money!!!

Matrix, seams to be much less SF, under the perspective of these late things I learned from your political posts here around Adland!!!! WE, I mean the people and citizens of the world have to be very flexible and ... hm, I'm not sure what the right word should be, in order to bow as Neo did to avoid all the strikes and keep his spine!!! - anyway, I hope you can see my point!

Take care of your elections (what great choices you have?!!) we'll try to take care of ours??? Who knows, we'll be able to save some bad smell for later!? (I have to look at it with irony in order to keep myself "sana")

With friendship,
Anamaria
PS: Usually I stay away of any kind of politics, but this time I couldn't and its the second time in a short while!? Hm?!
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