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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Khalil Gibran Nails Hypocisy

Khalil Gibran wrote the following piece in 1925 and it really sums up quite a lot of things. Politicians, religious leaders, newspaper men all are given a choice. He sums up the choices each has very well.

Are we doing what we should be? Or are we the parasites, heretics, sores and ulcers to which he speaks? What are you?  Are you willing to change?

Conservative Tom

Khalil Gibran - The New Frontier

Written and first published in 1925 in Arabic. Also translated as The New Deal.

There are in the Middle East today two challenging ideas: old and new.
The old ideas will vanish because they are weak and exhausted.
There is in the Middle East an awakening that defies slumber. This awakening will conquer because the sun is its leader and the dawn is its army.
In the fields of the Middle East, which have been a large burial ground, stand the youth of Spring calling the occupants of the sepulchers to rise and march toward the new frontiers.
When the Spring sings its hymns the dead of the winter rise, shed their shrouds and march forward.
There is on the horizon of the Middle East a new awakening; it is growing and expanding; it is reaching and engulfing all sensitive, intelligent souls; it is penetrating and gaining all the sympathy of noble hearts.
The Middle East, today, has two masters. One is deciding, ordering, being obeyed; but he is at the point of death.
But the other one is silent in his conformity to law and order, calmly awaiting justice; he is a powerful giant who knows his own strength, confident in his existence and a believer in his destiny.
There are today, in the Middle East, two men: one of the past and one of the future. Which one are you? Come close, let me look at you and let me be assured by your appearance and your conduct if you are one of those coming into the light or going into the darkness.
Come and tell me who and what are you.
Are you a politician asking what your country can do for you or a zealous one asking what you can do for your country?
If you are the first, then you are a parasite; if the second, then you are an oasis in a desert.
Are you a merchant utilizing the need of society for the necessities of life, for monopoly and exorbitant profit? Or a sincere, hard-working and diligent man facilitating the exchange between the weaver and the farmer? Are you charging a reasonable profit as a middleman between supply and demand?
If you are the first, then you are a criminal whether you live in a palace or a prison. If you are the second, then you are a charitable man whether you are thanked or denounced by people.
Are you a religious leader, weaving for your body a gown out of the ignorance of the people, fashioning a crown out of the simplicity of their hearts and pretending to hate the devil merely to live upon his income?
Or are you a devout and a pious man who sees in the piety of the individual the foundation for a progressive nation, and who can see through a profound search in the depth of his own soul a ladder to the eternal soul that directs the world?
If you are the first, then you are a heretic, a disbeliever in God even if you fast by day and pray by night.
If you are the second, then you are a violet in the garden of truth even though its fragrance is lost upon the nostrils of humanity or whether its aroma rises into that rare air where the fragrance of flowers is preserved.
Are you a newspaperman who sells his idea and principle in the slave market, who lives on the misery of people like a buzzard which descends only upon a decaying carcass?
Or are you a teacher on the platform of the city gathering experience from life and presenting it to the people as sermons you have learned?
If you are the first, then you are a sore and an ulcer. If you are the second, then you are a balsam and a medicine.
Are you a governor who denigrates himself before those who appoint him and denigrates those whom he is to govern, who never raises a hand unless it is to reach into pockets and who does not take a step unless it is for greed?
Or are you a faithful servant who serves only the welfare of the people?
If you are the first, then you are as a tare in the threshing floor of the nations; and if the second, then you are a blessing upon its granaries.
Are you a husband who allows for himself what he disallows for his wife, living in abandonment with the key of her prison in his boots, gorging himself with his favorite food while she sits, by herself, before an empty dish?
Or are you a companion, taking no action except hand in hand, nor doing anything unless she gives her thoughts and opinions, and sharing with her your happiness and success?
If you are the first, then you are a remnant of a tribe which, still dressing in the skins of animals, vanished long before leaving the caves; and if you are the second, then you are a leader in a nation moving in the dawn toward the light of justice and wisdom.
Are you a searching writer full of self-admiration, keeping his head in the valley of a dusty past, where the ages discarded the remnant of its clothes and useless ideas?
Or are you a clear thinker examining what is good and useful for society and spending your life in building what is useful and destroying what is harmful?
If you are the first, then you are feeble and stupid, and if you are the second, then you are bread for the hungry and water for the thirsty.
Are you a poet, who plays the tambourine at the doors of emirs, or the one who throws the flowers during weddings and who walks in processions with a sponge full of warm water in his mouth, a sponge to be pressed by his tongue and lips as soon as he reaches the cemetery?
Or have you a gift which God has placed in your hands on which to play heavenly melodies which draw our hearts toward the beautiful in life?
If you are the first, then you are a juggler who evokes in our soul that which is contrary to what you intend.
If you are the second, then you are love in our hearts and a vision in our minds.
In the Middle East there are two processions: One procession is of old people waling with bent backs, supported with bent canes; they are out of breath though their path is downhill.
The other is a procession of young men, running as if on winged feet, and jubilant as with musical strings in their throats, surmounting obstacles as if there were magnets drawing them up on the mountainside and magic enchating their hearts.
Which are you and in which procession do you move?
Ask yourself and meditate in the still of the night; find if you are a slave of yesterday or free for the morrow.
I tell you that the children of yesteryears are walking in the funeral of the era that they created for themselves. They are pulling a rotted rope that might break soon and cause them to drop into a forgotten abyss. I say that they are living in homes with weak foundations; as the storm blows—and it is about to blow—their homes will fall upon their heads and thus become their tombs. I say that all their thoughts, their sayings, their quarrels, their compositions, their books and all their work are nothing but chains dragging them because they are too weak to pull the load.
But the children of tomorrow are the ones called by life, and the follow it with steady steps and heads high, they are the dawn of new frontiers, no smoke will veil their eyes and no jingle of chains will drown out their voices. They are few in number, but the difference is as between a grain of wheat and a stack of hay. No one knows them but they know each other. They are like the summits, which can see or hear each other—not like caves, which cannot hear or see. They are the seed dropped by the hand of God in the field, breaking through its pod and waving its sapling leaves before the face of the sun. It shall grow into a mighty tree, its root in the heart of the earth and its branches high in the sky.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Food Stamps For Illegal Aliens

The Obama Administration is reaching out to the Spanish speaking citizens and illegal aliens and encouraging them to get food stamps. Wow, what an opportunity to get more voters! 

 Can you imagine the dialogue in the White House?  They must be ecstatic!  Millions of new voters bought and paid for by you and other citizens who work and pay taxes. What a deal? You should be proud to be part of the Democratic machine.

Conservative Tom

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Israel Not Invited To UN Counter Terrorism Forum

If there was a country that understands terrorism and how to prevent it, it would be Israel. So why were they not invited to the Counterterrorism Forum?  It is the continuing demonizing  of the smallest country in the Middle East.  Somehow the world believes that if it excludes Israel, all will be good.  Foolish, at best. Jew hatred at worst.

It is obvious that the State Department is going along with the world opinion and that the Obama Administration is continuing its anti-Israel tact. When will this country return to its senses and support the one and only democracy in the Middle East?

Conservative Tom

Breaking News Update:
SWC Protests to Secretary Clinton over Israel's Blatant Omission from Prestigious Global Counterterrorism Forum
July 12, 2012
Algeria… Australia…Canada…China…Colombia…Denmark…Egypt…European Union…France…Germany…India…Indonesia…Italy…Japan…Jordan… Morocco…The Netherlands…New Zealand…Nigeria…Pakistan…Qatar…Russia…Saudi Arabia…South Africa…Spain…Switzerland…Turkey…United Arab Emirates…United Kingdom…United States...
These countries make up the Global Counterterrorism Forum, a group formed in 2011 under the leadership of the United States, to “provide a unique platform for senior[counterterrorism] policymakers and experts from key partners in different regions to share key insights and best practices.”

But who’s missing? The State of Israel.

Following Israel’s blatant omission when the Global Counterterrorism Forum was created, assurances were given by the United States government that a way would be found to include the Jewish State.

It is one year later - nothing has changed.

This is why the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s letter of protest to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is so urgent. Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Founder and Dean wrote, “I am well aware that Turkey, one of the co-chairman of the Forum is in opposition to an Israeli presence, but with all due respect to Turkey or any other country, the Forum was created by the United States and Israel is amongst the United States’ most reliable and trusted allies.Rabbi Hier also added, “…having a Global Counterterrorism Forum and not including Israel, is like having a global technology conference and excluding the United States of America. There is no one with more experience at combatting terrorism or educating civilians about it, than the State of Israel. I think the time has come for the United States to make it very clear why Israel continues to be excluded.“Additionally, just last month, Senators Joseph Lieberman and Mark Kirk also wrote to Secretary Clinton expressing their surprise and disappointment of “the absence of our ally, Israel, from the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), which you attended in Istanbul last week…. As you know, there are few countries in the world that have suffered more from terrorism than Israel, and few governments that have more experience combatting this threat… We look forward to hearing from you about whether the Administration shares our views that Israel rightfully belongs as a full participant in the GCTF, and what, if any, steps you are prepared to take to right this wrongful omission."

Zimmerman Evidence Leaves Little Doubt He Is Innocent

The more evidence that comes about the conflict between George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, the more be have become convinced that, barring other information, Zimmerman should be set free.

The news media seems to ignore the evidence continuing to repeat the initial story including Trayvon's very old picture.  Isn't the media's role to seek out and report the truth? 

So what happens when Zimmerman is eventually found not guilty? Probably something similar to what occurred in Los Angeles when the Rodney King cops were acquitted.  We, unfortunately, believe that there will be riots and this time it will be across the country, not just one locale. 

We would assume that the President would make a statement that he feels that this is a  miscarriage of justice and that he will have his "department of justice" bring charges. He will not call for calm, rather his statement will incite the very violence that he wants.

Could this be the "October surprise" he is planning?  Could be.  The timing might be right as we have not heard when the trial, if there ever is one, will start. However, it also could be later depending any delays that either side might obtain from the judge.  

Regardless, there will be civil disturbances if Zimmerman is released!

Conservative Tom

New Zimmerman Evidence Removes Any Doubt

George Zimmerman: victim of a liberal racist lynch mob.
July 2, 2012 - 11:35 pm
Several months ago, after a review of the then-available evidence, I concluded that George Zimmerman was innocent. New evidence, recently released by the trial judge, supports the fact that George Zimmerman is the victim of a liberal racist lynch mob.
There is no doubt in my mind that Zimmerman is the main victim here and that President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Al Sharpton, special prosecutor Angela Corey, Sanford detective Chris Serino, and a host of others are prominent members of this shameful multiracial lynch mob.
In my previous article, I pointed out that I have investigated many cases of racial violence and police brutality, and have documented, in official federal reports, that many such awful events have indeed taken place in this country. Yet Zimmerman’s case did not have any of the features of those other incidents of racial brutality.
Zimmerman’s recently released statements have no hint of bias or racial animosity on his part. It is significant that the first mention of race in the new evidence was brought up by Sanford detective Chris Serino. Initially Serino had been quite supportive of Zimmerman’s trauma, but then within a few days he started to openly doubt the reasons why Zimmerman decided that Martin was suspicious.
He asked, “Had this person been white would you have felt the same way?” Zimmerman responded, “Yes.”
Serino persisted and implied that Zimmerman had instigated the confrontation and said that Trayvon Martin “was not doing anything bad. … He was 17. … A kid with a future … not a goon.”
Serino also asked Zimmerman if he had a problem with black people. Zimmerman replied that he didn’t.
Here is the core of this nightmare.  One detective decided, without evidence, that Zimmerman could not be believed. Chris Serino had no reliable evidence to support his position but he went ahead and submitted an affidavit calling for a manslaughter charge.
Detective Serino ignored the evidence that Martin walked around in the rain aimlessly looking at houses. He ignored the evidence that Martin had attacked Zimmerman and threatened to kill him, shouting: “You gonna die tonight, M__ F__!” The detective also ignored the obvious injuries on Zimmerman’s face during the interviews.
The chief of police and the district attorney first decided that there was not enough evidence to support Serino’s hunches. Lack of evidence is a cornerstone rationale for the operation of a civilized legal system when ethical officials decide not to proceed with a prosecution.
After the mob appeared demanding Zimmerman’s head, the governor appointed a new special prosecutor, Angela Corey, to handle the case.  She openly talked about “Dear Trayvon” and appeared to support the mob’s suspicions.
Zimmerman was then charged.
Rather than investigate the New Black Panthers or the other criminals making death threats, teams of FBI agents and local investigators have been ordered by Eric Holder’s Justice Department to go around Florida asking about whether anyone has heard George Zimmerman make racist comments. You can’t make this stuff up.
It is time that we all face up to the curse of extraordinary crime rates in the black community, usually directed at other blacks. Black are usually (though not always) the victims. It is the 800-pound monster in America’s living rooms that polite people do not discuss, lest we be labeled racists.
Among the many hopes I had for the new president when I voted for him was that he would effectively deal with black crime, in part because of his experience as a community organizer and in part because his own race would prevent charges of racism against him. Yet Mr. Obama has not faced up to black crime.
The Retreat at Twin Lakes, where Zimmerman and his wife live, is not, as has been often implied, an all-white neighborhood. It is indeed gated, but it is also multiracial with about 49% non-Hispanic white, 23% Hispanic, 20% black, and 5% Asian residents  In recent years, crime increased and young black men became involved in burglaries and violent home invasions there.
As a result of such repeated frightening incidents, residents decided to form a neighborhood watch program. Zimmerman was the coordinator of the program. Zimmerman, who has become a symbol of anti-black racism, was actually seeking to deal with the problem in the neighborhood in a direct and civilized way.
He is now ensconced in a solitary confinement cell in a Florida jail from which he pleads with his wife Shellie to get a bulletproof vest and to always wear it even though it may be uncomfortable.

Federation Violates Geller First Amendment Right To Speak

Los Angeles Jewish Federation Enforces Shariah Law

 | July 9, 2012 1 Comment

(Laura Rubenfeld)  On the morning of June 24th, author, blogger, speaker, executive director, and co-founder with Robert Spencer of Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), Pamela Geller was denied her First Amendment Constitutional right of freedom of speech by The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles – just hours before she was scheduled to speak at an event organized by the Zionist Organization of America – West (ZOA).The Jewish Federation cited security concerns as reason for the virtually last minute cancellation.
The Jewish Federation caved in to a so called “interfaith coalition,” including Islamist and radical leftist Israel- bashing groups: Council on American-Islamic Relations – Greater Los Angeles, (CAIR-LA), Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace (ICUJP), Islamic Circle of North America – Southern California (ICNA), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Jewish Voice for Peace – Los Angeles (JVP-L.A.),  L.A. Jews for Peace, Muslim American Society – Greater Los Angeles (MAS-LA), Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Muslim Ummah of North America, Southern California (MUNA), and Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU).
The night before Geller was scheduled to speak, CAIR and MPAC sent out simultaneous nationwide emails from this interfaith coalition stating the following:
We are extremely shocked and alarmed to see a mainstream Jewish organization associating itself with one of the nation’s leading Islamophobes…Religious leaders and institutions have an increased and urgent responsibility to promote tolerance and mutual understanding among all Americans, instead of giving aid and comfort to fear-mongers like Geller.
On Sunday morning, the very morning of the event, after promising ZOA the use of a meeting room for the purpose of Pamela Geller’s presentation – after permitting ZOA to sell tickets – The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles retracted permission for the use of the room.
The Jewish Federation permitted itself to be used as an enforcer of Islamic Shari’ah Law. Under Shari’ah law, slander forbids the mere criticism of Islam.  In Reliance of the Traveller: A Classical Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, slander is defined as follows:
Slander (ghiba) means to mention anything concerning a person that he would dislike, whether about his body, religion, everyday life, self, disposition, property, son, father, wife, servant, turban, garment, gait, movements, smiling, dissoluteness, frowning, cheerfulness, or anything else connected with him.
Note that this statement is diametrically opposed to the U.S. definition of slander. In Shari’ah Law, a statement is considered slander if it is critical of Islam, regardless of whether it is true or false. Under U.S. law only false statements are considered slander. From Black’s Law Dictionary:
Slander, n: 1. A defamatory statement…
Defamation. 1) The act of harming the reputation of another by making a false statement to a third person.  If the alleged defamation involves a matter if public concern, the plaintiff is constitutionally required to prove both the statement’s falsity and the defendants fault.  2) A false written or oral statement that damages another’s reputation.
This is not a secret. Islamists state it openly. From the site, IslamHelpline:
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Dear Brother Assalaamualaikum
I would like guidance on how I should view the Hadith quoted as under_
Sunan Abu-Dawud Book 38, Number 4349
Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib: A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and disparage him. A man strangled her till she died. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) declared that no recompense was payable for her blood.
I am sure it can be explained in and with proper context.
Please help me.
Jazak Allah Khairan.
Kill one who abuses reviles Prophet (saws)
Examples of the enforcement of Shari’ah Law include:
Gillian Gibbons, threatened with death for calling a bear “Mohammed:”
KHARTOUM, Sudan (CNN) — British teacher arrested in Sudan after allowing her class to name a teddy bear “Mohammed“has been charged by authorities with offending religion, British officials say.
Speaking for the first time of her ordeal, Gillian Gibbons, the woman jailed for naming a teddy bear Mohammed, tells Elizabeth Day of her eight days of fear in a Sudan cell as angry mobs demanded her death for ‘blasphemy.’
Many people in Pakistan murdered for miscellaneous Shari’ah Law crimes of “blasphemy”:
LAHORE: A total of 34 people were killed extra judicially in Pakistan during 1990-2010 following charges of blasphemy, The Express Tribune has learnt.
The information obtained by the Tribune revealed that 15 of those killed were Muslims and 31 were killed in the Punjab.
16 of the murdered people were Christians, 15 Muslims, two Ahmadis and one a Hindu. All these people accused, of crimes under the blasphemy laws, were either killed extra judicially or found dead in prison under dubious circumstances.
Salman Rushdie, threatened for criticizing Islam in his book, “The Satanic Verses.”
Our constitution guarantees freedom of speech to every one of us here in America.  The Islamists in this country want to take it away from us.  Shari’ah Law has no place in a free country – a country for which heroic, red-blooded-American soldiers fight to uphold our Constitution – many paying the ultimate price.  We who are not in uniform have to defend that right ourselves through the courageous use of our freedom of speech.
The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has disgraced itself by opposing freedom of speech in order to appease those who have precisely the goal of denying us the use of that right.
The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles allowed themselves to be made fools of this time.  Let’s hope it is the last.