Monday, October 8, 2012

Your Kid Doesn't Need To Be Educated...He Needs To Be Indoctrinated!

There are many things one can expect from a Barack Hussein Obama diatribe. The first thing you'll notice is a whole lot of mumbling and stuttering, much like a poor soul suffering a mini-stroke. The second is the occasional phoney-baloney "Malcolm X voice" (H/T Ann Coulter) if he's PO'ed about something.  (You know, things like FOX News, no more chicken poodle soup, Benjamin Netanyahu, a lousy day at the links, that sort of thing.) The third thing you'll notice is his incessant cheerleading for federal interference in education, Constitution be damned.

This cheerleading happens in almost every one of his rants. It doesn't matter if the subject is visiting all 57 states, telling Catholic organizations to shut the hell up already and pay for the condoms, or that the so-called "Arab Spring" is spontaneous eruption of Jeffersonian Democracy, you can bet the farm that Chairman Obama is going to somehow going to manage to mention how We the People need to "invest" more in our inefficient, union-infested, government-run schools.

Now why is that ?

One is tempted to say that our Kenyan Dictator needs to keep the various teacher unions happy so they keep filling his campaign coffers full. That's true, but only to a certain point. Teacher unions have nothing to do with education, they're all about leftist commie politics and supporting commie leftist politicians. Albert Shanker, founder of the United Federation of Teachers and president of the "American" Federation of Teachers, once famously quipped, "When school children start paying union dues, that's when I'll start representing the interests of children."  In other words, the teacher unions will back any misfit or malcontent that runs for office with a -D after their name. It doesn't really matter if they're functionally illiterate like Joe Biteme, all that matters is that they're a member of the Democrat party in reasonably good standing. All that matters to teacher unions is keeping the gravy train of bloated benefits and pensions going. (A great example of this are the recent teacher strikes in Chairman Obama's own backyard. If you'll note, the teachers didn't give a crap that the Chicago school system struggles mightily to graduate 60% of its students. All they cared about about was making sure they got a bigger share of their neighbor's paycheck. When the strike ended, the teacher unions dutifully reattached to their collective lips to Rahm Emanuel's creepy ballerina ass.)

So then why does Barry keep up this charade, especially if it's something many teachers could care less about ?

It's all about indoctrination of the young, just like the Kosomol of the Soviet Union or the Hitler Jugend of Nazi Germany.

Let me repeat that so there's no misunderstanding whatsoever: It's all about indoctrination of the young. Our Dear Leader wants to indoctrinate your children. This is why he keeps insisting that the federal role in education keeps getting bigger and bigger, much like the deficit. Uncle Sam doesn't want you, he wants your children.

The Department of Education, under Obama sycophant Arne Duncan, is as political as it gets.

For example:


"June is LGBT Pride Month, and to kick off the month, and as part of ED’s Student Voices Sessions, the Secretary met with eight students from the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network to hear directly from the students about their experiences and to discuss bullying and possible solutions."


No, I'm not for bullying in our schools, but I sure don't like idea of the Federal Leviathan telling my children that the perversion of homosexuality is OK in contradiction of what I teach them at home. I also think that the schools themselves are more than able to stop bullying on their own. No one needs Big Brother's guidance on handling such situations.

Ah, but there's more:


" 'You are all partners and allies in reforming public education,' Secretary Arne Duncan said last week at the National Action Network’s 14th Annual Convention in Washington. 'An excellent education for very child is a moral and civic imperative, as well as an economic one. This issue is even bigger than education—it is an issue of social justice and economic security,' [Education Secretary Arne] Duncan said.

One takeaway from the conference is that the civil rights community has a long and distinguished history of taking courageous action to drive social change, and it will take collective will to make a difference in boosting the nation’s graduation rates and turning around our low-performing schools. 'Without equality in education there will never be equality in society. We have to do what’s right for our children and make education a priority,' said Rev. Al Sharpton [noted anti-semite, anti-white racist, and current host on PMSNBC]  of the  founder of the National Action Network.

Secretary Duncan explained that 'we have to have a strategy to build an economy that will last—and education is the centerpiece of it.' Duncan praised groups like the National Action Network for their work with communities, and said that 'we need to keep fighting together for strong local, state and national investments.' "


Don't worry, greenies, you weren't left out. The Department of Education luvs you, too!


"Two weeks from today, Secretary Duncan will take the stage at the Green Schools National Conference in Denver, providing a high note at what is fast becoming the largest annual meeting of the green schools movement. The Secretary and other distinguished speakers, including Deputy Undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Janey Thornton, mayors from several cities, and business leaders representing companies from Stonyfield Farm to Siemens, will address the green schools movement and how it can strengthen our economy, revitalize our schools and ensure access to green school benefits for all.

 The Secretary’s appearance and the growing popularity of this conference signal a new milestone in green schools, coinciding with the inaugural year of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) program. ED’s new Environmental Justice Strategy explains how ED-GRS is just one initiative supporting a goal at the very heart of ED’s mission: assuring equal educational opportunity for every student. ED-GRS, among other initiatives, helps suggest ways to address the adverse health and environmental conditions that disproportionately affect student achievement among minority and low-income populations."


Ladies and gentlemen, I can't begin to describe how dangerous this is. If one only takes one lesson from history, it should be the fact that national governments and children are a terrible mix. The Soviets turned children against their parents. The Nazis not only turned children against their parents, they turned them into cannon fodder at the end of World War II. Is that what you want for YOUR children ?

On that cheery note, I leave you with this equally cheery note from George Orwell's 1984:


"With those children, he thought, that wretched woman must lead a life of terror. Another year, two years, and they would be watching her night and day for symptoms of unorthodoxy. Nearly all children nowadays were horrible. What was worst of all was that by means of such organizations as the Spies they were systematically turned into ungovernable little savages, and yet this produced in them no tendency whatever to rebel against the discipline of the Party. On the contrary, they adored the Party and everything connected with it. The songs, the processions, the banners, the hiking, the drilling with dummy rifles, the yelling of slogans, the worship of Big Brother -- it was all a sort of glorious game to them. All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children. And with good reason, for hardly a week passed in which The Times did not carry a paragraph describing how some eavesdropping little sneak -- 'child hero' was the phrase generally used -- had overheard some compromising remark and denounced its parents to the Thought Police."


The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00....Tick-tock....Tick-tock....Tick-tock....

Friday, October 5, 2012

Another Commie Skeleton Falls Out Of Obama's Closet

Recently, the Daily Caller released an unedited video of America's First Foreign Born President, Barack Hussein Obama, giving a speech (in what Ann Coulter accurately calls his "Malcolm X voice") at Hampton College in 2007.  In this video, the future Chairman Obama yapped about a lot of things, from accusing the US government of letting black folks suffer during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to how wonderful Jew hater Jeremiah Wright is. In short, it was a glimpse into the evil and hatred that makes up the former Barry Soetoro.

Now, for most Conservatives, much of what was revealed wasn't news. While most of us had never seen the video, we all knew that Obamugabe hated whites and had plenty of proof to back it up, ranging from Obama calling his own grandmother a "typical white person" to calling the Cambridge police stupid for locking up angry black radical Henry Louis Gates. We already knew that the Kenyan Usurper thinks America is "Amerikkka",  so for many of  us, it was somewhat validating, but still old hat.

However, one part of the speech really sticks out like a sore thumb:


“We need to give our young people some real choices out there so they move away from gangs and violence and connect them with growing job sectors. That is why I am also going to create a 5-E Youth Service Corps. The ‘E’s’ stand for energy efficiency, environmental education and employment. This program would directly engage disconnected and disadvantaged young people in energy efficiency and environmental service opportunities to strengthen their communities while also providing them with practical skills and experience in important and growing career field.”


On the surface, this looks like another government boondoggle at best or another worthless promise made by a pandering politician at worst. No biggie, right ?

Not quite, Dear Reader. What we have here is a call for Komsomol-like indoctrination (and ultimate corruption of) young people. As has been proven countless times, the so-called "green" movement has nothing to do with saving the environment, it has everything to do with the redistribution of wealth, just like everything else the Progressivik movement has inflicted or wants to inflict upon  on the American people. But that's not the scary part of all this. The scary part of all this is the fact that it's already happening, with no input or authorization from CONgress.

Whatchoo talkin' about, Willis ?

From the America-hating commies at the Environmental Protection Agency, as part of their "Environmental Justice" strategy (Emphasis added where appropriate) :


 "EPA Region 1, together with state, county, city, non-profit, and community organizations, is working with several communities in Bridgeport [Connecticut] on a series of environmental justice issues affecting human health and the ambient environment. The Project was designed to expand collaboration among a range of diverse stakeholders in order to solve some substantial environmental issues. Region I has programs designed to improve indoor air quality, encourage green jobs in the community, increase recycling rates, and reduce asthma and toxic exposure in schools and homes. The region awarded $100,000 to support the programming. The Region awarded $25,000 to the Bridgeport Board of Education and the City of Bridgeport to pilot a paper recycling program at two local schools. The Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice , a community based organization, will coordinate a community fair focused on asthma, bringing together city organizations working on asthma and healthy homes to effectively share resources.

Green jobs and youth development have been critical program elements. To attract young people into water industry careers, EPA New England worked with the Connecticut Section of the American Water Works Association, the Water and People Program, and the public schools to establish a Water Boot Camp. These groups are leading the way in connecting with youth to teach them about water resources and prepare them for green jobs in water operations. Groundwork Bridgeport will train and develop 20 Bridgeport youth water resource protection advocates, mark 600 street drains indicating that they drain into Long Island Sound and must be kept clean, and organize four neighborhood meetings for residents and local businesses about how they can protect water resources.  The City’s Workplace, Inc. jobs training program is devising training for inner city youth to receive waste water and drinking water handler certifications. Beyond the water projects, the region facilitated Greenscaper Training at Bridgeport’s Beardsley Zoo. The training focused on vegetated rain gardens as a way to control stormwater runoff."


What in the hell is "Environmental Justice" ?

There are two possible answers to that question, Dear Reader. One is propaganda  from the Bloated Federal Leviathan and the other is the truth. Let's look at both:

First, the propaganda:


"Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation. It will be achieved when everyone enjoys the same degree of protection from environmental and health hazards and equal access to the decision-making process to have a healthy environment in which to live, learn, and work."


And now, the truth, from former UNELECTED "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones, with emphasis added where appropriate:


"Mother Jones: Can you briefly explain what 'environmental justice' means to you?

Van Jones: Environmental justice is the movement to ensure that no community suffers disproportionate environmental burdens or goes without enjoying fair environmental benefits.

MJ: What's the relationship between environmental justice and sustainability?

VJ: Well, the only reason that we have the unsustainable accounting that we have right now is because incinerators, dumping grounds, and sacrifice zones were put where poor people live. It would never have been allowed if you had to put all the incinerators and nasty stuff in rich people's neighborhoods; we'd have had a sustainable economy a long time ago. We'd have had a clean and green economy a long time ago. It's the environmental racism that allowed the powerful people in society to turn a blind eye for decades to the downsides of the industrial system that got us to this point. So there's a direct relationship between environmental racism and the lack of sustainability of society as a whole. We were the canaries in the coal mines, crying for relief. Now finally the consequences are affecting everyone, with global warming and everything else. The other thing is that the environmental justice agenda is also changing. Before, it was much stronger on demanding equal protection from environmental bad. Now we are also demanding equal opportunity and equal access to environmental good. We don't want to be first and worst with all the toxins and all the negative effects of global warming, and then benefit last and least from all the breakthroughs in solar, wind energy, organic food, all the positives. We want an equal share, an equitable share, of the work wealth and the benefits of the transition to a green economy."


The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.......


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Mother Russia Jones

Recently, the commie pig droppings at Mother Russia Jones magazine published a video of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney being 100% honest about why so many people support Jew hater Barack Hussein Obama---they get all kinds of "free" crap paid for by some working stiff against his will. The arrogant and lazy media rejoiced and sang hosannas. Obama was now safe. To them, Romney was outed as an evil robber baron who wanted to turn the poor into Soylent Green and there was no way for him to possibly best their lord and savior after this "shocking" revelation.

Before we get into this, perhaps we should learn exactly what Mother Russia Jones actually is. (Trust me, folks, I ain't picking on some elderly nun.) From Discover the Networks:


"Mother Jones is a bimonthly magazine and website named for socialist 'union organizer' Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones (1830-1930). It prides itself on continuing her pursuit of socialist 'social justice' by doing investigative reporting that mostly targets corporations, capitalists, private property, and Republican political officeholders.

Well-known leftist editors and writers on this magazine's masthead include Todd Gitlin, Molly Ivins, Bill McKibben, Richard Rodriguez, William Saletan, Orville Schell, Eric Schlosser, and Amy Wilentz.
Mother Jones began taking shape in 1974 when theWatergate scandal was demonstrating how investigative reporting could weaken and oust a Republican President elected by an overwhelming majority. Its genesis was a failed attempt to save the reigning radical magazine of the day, Ramparts. Ramparts editor David Horowitz had put together a team consisting of labor journalist Paul Jacobs, leftist entrepreneur Richard Parker, and leftist millionaire Adam Hochschild to take over Ramparts from its retiring editors, Horowitz and Peter Collier. When the trio had a falling out with Ramparts staffers, they elected to leave and create their own magazine, which became Mother Jones.

The magazine was launched in February 1976.

Mother Jones focuses heavily on the evils of capitalism and the alleged desirability of government control over business. On a global level, the magazine reserves its harshest condemnations for the U.S. and Israel, and is staunchly supportive of Marxist regimes like Fidel Castro's Cuba."


So, in other words, Mother Jones is just a nice bunch of  "social justice" activists who really, really care about the poor and just can't wait to pay their taxes every April 15th ?

Well not exactly, Dear Reader. They're a 501(c)(3) organization. Mother Russia Jones pay no taxes despite raking in millions from ads in their print magazine and crappy little website.

Hey! What ?!


"To be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, an organization must be organized and operated exclusively for exempt purposes set forth in section 501(c)(3), and none of its earnings may inure to any private shareholder or individual. In addition, it may not be an action organization, i.e., it may not attempt to influence legislation as a substantial part of its activities and it may not participate in any campaign activity for or against political candidates.",,id=96099,00.html


So, wait a minute....If Mother Jones pays no taxes, what do they do with the money they earn ?

That's a great question, Dear Reader. What exactly does Mother Russia Jones do with the money that they're not using to pay their "fair share" ? After all, according to Chairman Obama, we all need to pay our "fair share" to build bridges to nowhere, subsidizing lazy teachers, and the rest of the indignities our bloated leviathan of a federal government deems necessary to inflict upon its victims, the embattled taxpayers, on a daily basis.

The first thing Mother Russia Jones does is pay the homosexual agenda pushers and drug addicts who run the place really, really well.  According to charity watchdog Charity NavigatorMother Russia Jones publisher and president John Harris was paid $101,976 in fiscal year 2010. Editor in chiefs Clara Jeffery and Monika Bauerlein were paid $166,423 and $161,684 respectively in 2010. CFO and COO Madeleine Buckingham didn't do all that shabby either, raking in a cool $155,987.* Who knew being a leftist mouth breather paid so well ?

The next thing they do is violate the very IRS code that makes them tax exempt. If you'll recall from the above definition, 501(c)(3) organizations like Mother Russia Jones aren't supposed to involve themselves in partisan politics or push political agendas. But for the most part, partisan politics and pushing political agendas is all that Mother Russia Jones does.

Here's a few examples of what Mother Russia Jones attempts to pass off as unbiased journalism:


"Nate Silver has an epic post today about late September polls from past years and how well they predict the eventual winner of a presidential race. Here are the highlights:
  • Obama is currently up by 3.7%. No candidate in the past 50 years has lost a lead that big.
  • No candidate with more than 47% of the vote in late September has ever lost. Obama is currently  at 48.3%.
  • Big changes in the final month aren't impossible, but they've gotten rarer in the past 20 years.
  • It's not true that undecided voters tend to break for the challenger in the last few weeks of a race."


"In every way that they can control, the Obama people have simply been smarter. Take those conventions: in each of them, the presidential candidate was introduced by a well-known figure who went on stage and ad-libbed. One was an 82-year-old guy talking to an empty chair (and I still thought he was the best thing the Republicans had to offer, including his shout-out about withdrawing all our troops from Afghanistan) and the other was... well, Bill Clinton.

It wasn't even a contest. As for the upcoming debates, if you think Romney can outduel Obama without wandering in among the thorns, I have a Nigerian prince I'd like to introduce you to. In other words, it should really all be over except for the usual shouting and the gazillions of dollars of attack ads that will turn swing-state TV screens into a mind-numbing blur of lies."


I'd continue, but you're a smart cookie, Dear Reader. I'm sure you get the drift. (This is just a sampling from 9/24/12, mind you.)

Here's the bottom line, folks. If Mitt Romney is serious about winning the White House, he needs to take the gloves off and put the brass knucks on. (Yes, verbal brass knucks.) He has to call Obama exactly what he is, a Jew hating, Catholic persecuting, a Jihadi sympathizing, homosexual agenda pushing, dog-eating, race baiting, commie piece of human garbage. It's pretty obvious that Obama and his sycophants at Mother Russia Jones are playing for keeps, using every trick in the Book of Lies to keep their little scam going. Is it too much to ask that Romney uses the truth to save America ?

The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00....tick-tock...tick-tock....


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Another Question To Be Asked

The Romney campaign, tearing a page out of the Reagan playbook, often asks, "Are you better off than you were four years ago ?" It's a magnificent question and just as relevant as it was during the 1980 Massacre. But there's something that should be added to that very important question:

"Will you be better off four years from now if Obama gets another term ?"

It's a fair question, really.

The American economy has become an utter disaster. Unemployment is at 8.1 %, with the rate only dropping because thousands have given up looking for work. (Currently 23 million are out of work.) Gas prices have doubled since Chairman Obama flubbed his oath of office during the 2009 Coronation. Food prices have gone through the roof and the threat of Zimbabwe-like hyperinflation looms with every phony dollar the Federal Reserve prints. The US is currently $16 trillion dollars in debt and that figure will only get worse when Obamacareless, the largest tax hike in human history, has been fully inflicted on the American people.

Things aren't much better on the national security side of things, either. Sure, Osama bin Laden is out of the game, but we're not any safer, not by a long shot. Under the Obama administration/circus, only dumb luck prevented hundreds, if not thousands, of Americans from being killed by the Times Square bomber and the Underwear Bomber. While the Department of Homeland Security was looking into the dangers of  "right-wing extremism", it ignored the relationship between al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awaki and a  US Army major named Nidal Hassan, who promptly went on to shoot up Fort Hood in the name of Allah. The war in Afghanistan has become a quagmire, not through any fault of the troops, but because Chairman Obama has treated it as if it were just another government program. While our Dear Leader was bombing Libya for no reason, Islamonazi Iran has gotten closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.

If you're living in a border state, things certainly haven't gotten any better in the last four years, nor will they in the future. Arizona ranchers are being attacked on their land by illegal aliens, much like the way Afrikaner farmers are being attacked in South Africa. The city of Phoenix has become one of the kidnapping capitals of the world, thanks to illegal immigration and the criminal element it brings. What was Chairman Obama's answer to this mess ? Amnesty, without any input from CONgress, and arming Mexican drug cartels with Operation Fast and Furious.

As far as social issues go, religious persecution has become the norm. The Democrat party has made it perfectly clear that believing Christians and Jews are not welcome in the utopia that they're trying to build by booing God and Jerusalem at the convention. Maximum Leader Obama's Department of Health and Human Services has demanded that Catholic institutions pay for birth control through an unconstitutional mandate. Failed Messiah Obama said on record that it would better if Israel shrunk down to its indefensible 1967 borders. Obama sycophants Boston mayor Tom Menino and Chicago mayor Rahm Emmanuel tried to vilify Chick fil-a and its CEO Dan Cathy for correctly stating that homosexual "marriage" is an affront to God. At this rate, one can only wonder if lions and blood thirsty crowds are around the corner.

As of this writing, Obama's shills in the arrogant and lazy media have manufactured a small four point lead over Mitt Romney in many polls. Now, I'm no high powered GOPe political consultant, and I know the debates are around the corner, but the Romney campaign needs to cut out the "he's a nice guy" crap and start fighting the good fight or grandchildren will be asking their grandparents "Was there ever a time when we were better off ?"

The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock....

Saturday, August 18, 2012

What Will The End Of The United States Look Like ?

As we stand at the edge of complete economic, political, and social disaster as a nation, I can't help but wonder what the end of the United States will look like. Will it look like Weimar Germany, with its hyperinflation and street battles between socialists (Yes, the Nazis were socialists) and communists ? Will it look like Greece, a bankrupted social democracy with absolutely no chance of ever righting the ship ? Will it look like the mindless mass murders that were the hallmarks of the French and Russian Revoulutions ?

An argument can be made for each of the examples I've listed above. With the Federal Reserve printing money like there's no tomorrow, the hyperinflation and resulting chaos of the Weimar Republic is certainly possible. With 100 trillion dollars in unpaid liabilities due to entitlements, the United States certainly has a chance to become Greece. With the constant attacks on Christianity  and Judaism by the Anti-God Left, a French Revolution of sorts on American soil is certainly possible, and as Occupy Wall Street showed in its own incompetent way, a violent Russian Revolution of sorts on American soil may be in our not-so-distant future.

Or could we become post-apartheid South Africa, a relatively wealthy and modern country heading to utter collapse due to racial violence, an out of control leftist government, and a non-existent immigration policy ?

Before we get started, let me make something crystal clear. The fall of apartheid in South Africa was one of mankind's better moments. Apartheid was an inhuman, vile system. As Ayn Rand pointed out in the Virtue of Selfishness:


"Racism is the lowest, most crudely primitive form of collectivism. It is the notion of ascribing moral, social or political significance to a man’s genetic lineage—the notion that a man’s intellectual and characterological traits are produced and transmitted by his internal body chemistry. Which means, in practice, that a man is to be judged, not by his own character and actions, but by the characters and actions of a collective of ancestors.

Racism claims that the content of a man’s mind (not his cognitive apparatus, but its content) is inherited; that a man’s convictions, values and character are determined before he is born, by physical factors beyond his control. This is the caveman’s version of the doctrine of innate ideas—or of inherited knowledge—which has been thoroughly refuted by philosophy and science. Racism is a doctrine of, by and for brutes. It is a barnyard or stock-farm version of collectivism, appropriate to a mentality that differentiates between various breeds of animals, but not between animals and men.

Like every form of determinism, racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty. Racism negates two aspects of man’s life: reason and choice, or mind and morality, replacing them with chemical predestination."


Apartheid wasn't a creation of the Right. Like every other social illness of the 19th and 20th centuries, apartheid was a creation of the Left, much like segregation in the South.

As economist Thomas Hazlett wrote:


"The now-defunct apartheid system of South Africa presented a fascinating instance of interest-group competition for political advantage. In light of the extreme human rights abuses stemming from apartheid, it is remarkable that so little attention has been paid to the economic foundations of that torturous social structure. The conventional view is that apartheid was devised by affluent whites to suppress poor blacks. In fact, the system sprang from class warfare and was largely the creation of white workers struggling against both the black majority and white capitalists. Apartheid was born in the political victory of radical white trade unions over both of their rivals. In short, this cruelly oppressive economic system was socialism with a racist face."


Apartheid was basically begun as a system to protect white union miners from competition from black non-union miners in the early 1900's. (In other words, they have the same racist origin that American unions do.) The National Party government that made apartheid the law of the land in South Africa was a socialist/fascist dictatorship. (One of the battle cries of the apartheid regime was "Workers of the world unite, fight for a white South Africa!")

After the election of Nelson Mandela (a murdering terrorist, despite the accolades heaped on him by the arrogant and lazy mainstream media) in 1994, South Africa began to crumble. Mandela's party, the African National Congress (ANC), wasn't at all interested in building the "Rainbow Nation" that he so waxed so eloquently about. It was a Marxist party hell bent on retribution and the redistribution of wealth. (As an aside note, the National Party ended up merging with the ANC. Collectivists of a feather always flock together.)

A new South African Constitution was written by the ANC which institutionalized the redistribution of wealth. Instead of being a charter of negative liberties like the US Constitution, the South African Constitution was intended to be a license for the South African government to do whatever it wanted for the "common good" of the people. For example, from the South African Constitution:


"A person or community whose tenure of land is legally insecure as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is entitled, to the extent provided by an Act of Parliament, either to tenure which is legally secure or to comparable redress.

A person or community dispossessed of property after 19 June 1913 as a result of past racially discriminatory laws or practices is entitled, to the extent provided by an Act of Parliament, either to restitution of that property or to equitable redress.

No provision of this section may impede the state from taking legislative and other measures to achieve land, water and related reform, in order to redress the results of past racial discrimination, provided that any departure from the provisions of this section is in accordance with the provisions of section 36(1)."


In other words, property rights and indiviual sovereignty in South Africa no longer exist. For example, an Afrikaner farmer could lose his farm because of the actions of a long-dead distant relative. This is a complete and total breakdown of the civil society, since it punishes individuals for for the actions of others.

The South African Constitution also guarantees that all citizens have the right to housing, food, water, public assistance, a healthy environment, and secondary education, much like the old Soviet Constitution. Also like the old Soviet Constitution, it didn't produce a utopia, it produced a dystopia.  No government is capable of such largesse, it simply isn't humanly possible, even for a relatively wealthy nation like South Africa. Anger and hatred became (particularly against the white Afrikaner minority) became the norm. Roving gangs of black youths, egged on by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema, began terrorizing Afrikaner farmers. The reasoning behind it was this: If the government can't give it to us fast enough, we'll simply take it because we have a right to it. (Since 1994, over 3000 Afrikaner farmers have been murdered. The vast majority of these crimes aren't investigated by police and are chalked up to common criminals.)

Poverty grew quickly in the post apatheid years. Shanty towns around major cities grew at an alarming rate. Crime quickly became uncontrollable. (The city of Johannesberg, once a major center of culture in the world, quickly became the world's most crime ridden city.) Unemployment became rampant. The immigration system broke down as refugees from Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe flooded over South Africa's borders, adding not only more crime and additional burden to the welfare state, but more racial tensions.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is where America is heading. Like South Africa, we have a government that is more interested in the redistribution of wealth than anything else. The attacks on ranchers in southern Arizona by rampaging illegal aliens from Mexico may not have had tragic the loss of life that the attacks on Afrikaner farms have had, but the situations are certainly similiar. We've already seen how the entitlement mentality creates poverty and crime in our inner cities. How much longer until that situation devolves into shanty towns ? As far as racial tensions go, they're only going to get worse with leftist race baiters like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson running amok.

It may have took us a hundred years to get here, but we don't have a hundred years to fix it, that's for sure.

God help us all.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wacist, Wacist, Wacist!

Since the failed presidency of  JFK, the moonbats of the Ignorant Left have pushed the narrative that Conservatives are a bunch of Archie Bunker-like racists while spewing intellectual vomit like this:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Are You Ready For ANOTHER Solyndra, Patriots ?

Is jy gereed vir 'n ander Solyndra, patriotte?

(Translation from Afrikaans to English: Are you ready for another Solyndra, patriots ?)


From the Export-Import Bank of The United States:

"JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA: The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) and the Industrial Development Corp. of South Africa Ltd. (IDC) today signed a Declaration of Intent (DoI) to help advance the South African government’s Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the South African Renewable Initiative (SARi). Under the agreement, Ex-Im Bank will assist in financing up to $2 billion worth of U.S. technologies, products and services to South Africa’s energy sector, with an emphasis on clean-energy development.

Signing the DOI were Fred P. Hochberg, Ex-Im Bank chairman and president; Geoffrey Quena, chief executive officer of the IDC; and Gert Gouws, chief financial officer of the IDC. The signing took place during the South Africa-United States Strategic Dialogue, which was hosted by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

'South Africa is a dynamic market that offers enormous opportunities for American companies,' said Chairman Hochberg. 'This agreement will help ensure that Ex-Im Bank continues to provide financing to South African buyers that want to buy high-quality U.S. goods and services. This partnership will help create jobs and lasting economic opportunities for both our countries.'

Established in 1940, the IDC is a South African national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development. It is owned by the South African government under the supervision of the Economic Development department. The IDC's primary objectives are to contribute to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa and on the rest of the continent.
Ex-Im Bank is open in over 180 countries and has identified nine key markets that offer great potential for U.S. exports. South Africa was chosen as one of these markets due to the size of its economy and close trading and investment ties to the United States. South Africa is the largest economy in Africa and the 29th largest economy in the world. Its GDP growth rate is expected to be 2.2 percent in 2012 and 2.7 percent in 2013.

As the largest U.S. export market in sub-Saharan Africa with $7.3 billion of exports in 2011, South Africa is a key economic partner for the United States. Additionally, South Africa is seeking significant investments in the following sectors: power, aviation, transportation and mining, thus creating a demand for high-quality American products and services in these industries. Ex-Im Bank authorized more than $930 million in financing to support U.S. exports to South Africa in FY 2011."

Before we dig into this billion dollar man-made disaster, I guess we should learn exactly what the "Export-Import of The United States" actually is.

From the good folks at the Heritage Foundation:

"The Export-Import Bank provides taxpayer-subsidized loans to U.S. exporters. The bank’s charter will expire at the end of May. President Obama supports a four-year extension and, further, wants to increase the bank’s $100 billion loan limit by an additional $40 billion.

Speaking last week at Heritage, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said the bank should be completely abolished. His legislation, the Export-Import Bank Termination Act, would end this form of corporate welfare.
'[The Ex-Im Bank] basically provides government-subsidized, essentially loans, low-interest payments, and all the rest to foreign corporations that receive exports from American companies,' Amash explained. 'It’s the kind of corporate welfare we should do away with. We should have a free-market system; taxpayers shouldn’t be on the hook for subsidized loans to anyone. I see it as just another Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in the making and I have a bill to end it.'

Despite opposition from conservatives, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) reportedly reached an agreement to extend the bank’s lending authority.
Supporters of the extension claim there is greater demand for the bank’s services because of combined effects of the collapse of the financial markets in 2008 and 2009 and the European debt crisis. Critics, however, complain that expanding the bank’s loan limit in this environment is asking for a repeat of Fannie and Freddie. Even at its best, the bank just picks winners of a few exporters and hopes there are no losers."

Give yourself a gold star, Dear Reader! You're right! This is not a good thing. In fact, it's about as good as a long term stay in a Turkish prison. The Export-Import Bank has loaned YOUR money to the likes of Pemex (the state oil company of Mexico) and Petrobras (the state oil company of Brazil). Think about that as you pay $3.80 a gallon at the pump. (Just make sure you haven't eaten in the last hour before doing so. The author bears no responsibility if you blow chunks in your car.)

But don't worry. You may be getting screwed, but at least someone is making money. That person is...wait for it...wait for it...

Yep! The Fuhrer himself, George $oros, has made a killing from this type of Crony Capitalism.

"His New York-based hedge-fund firm, Soros Fund Management LLC, sold 22 million U.S.-listed common shares of Petrobras, as the Brazilian oil company is known, according to a filing today with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Soros bought 5.8 million of the company’s U.S.-traded preferred shares.
Soros is taking advantage of the spread between the two types of U.S.-listed Petrobras shares, said Luis Maizel, president of LM Capital Group LLC, which manages about $4 billion. The common shares were 21 percent more expensive than preferred today, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.
Petrobras preferred shares have also a 10 percent additional dividend, said William Landers, a senior portfolio manager for Latin America at Blackrock Inc.

'Given that there will most likely never be a change in control in the company, I see no reason to pay a higher price for the common shares.' Brazil’s government controls Petrobras and has a majority stake of voting shares."


Angry yet ? No ? Well, I'm just gonna have to try harder. Fred Hochberg, the chairman of the Export-Import Bank is as dirty as they get.
From the Washington Compost :


"Hochberg is a longtime Democratic Party donor and was among the overnight guests in the Clinton White House. He was a bundler for both Hillary Clinton and Obama in 2008. During the 2008 election cycle, he donated more than $108,000, almost exclusively to Democratic candidates and the party. Hochberg was appointed by Clinton as a deputy and acting administrator of the Small Business Administration and ran that agency's transition effort under Obama. He has served as dean of the New School for Management and Urban Policy and on the boards of several public agencies, charitable organizations and private companies."

And guess what ? The openly homosexual Hochberg flew through his Imperial Senate confirmation vote to head up the Export-Import bank. In fact, it was unanimous. (Way to go, Team -R. Way to go. Your courage is inspiring. /sarc) Now, at this point, I thought we'd be done with Fuhrer $oros, but I'm loaded with caffeine, and Bing is just so darn easy to use. (Memo to the bottom feeders in the arrogant and lazy mainstream media: Give it a try one day. Maybe, just maybe, you'll outscoop me one day. I doubt it, but why not give the old college a try ?)

When he's not doing the Crony Capitalism thing, Fred Hochberg likes to be a left-wing nutjob. He was a former board member of the Human Rights Campaign, a radical LGBT "rights" group. In 2008, it received $200, 000 from the $oros funded Open Society Institute. (H/T Discover the Networks ). In fact, the Human Rights Campaign is filled with raving left-wing commie lunatics.

From Discover the Networks:


"Meanwhile, other HRC personnel maintain close ties to all manner of leftwing political figures and activist groups:
Ty Cobb previously served as counsel to Senator Ted Kennedy.

Allison Herwitt was a former lobbyist with the National Abortion Rights Action League, now known as NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Darrin Hurwitz served as in-house legal counsel for America Coming Together.

Terry McGuire worked with the New Mexico League of Conservation Voters on behalf of John Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.

Susanne Salkind was a regional field manager for NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Christine Sloane has held positions with Greenpeace USA and NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina.
David M. Smith was communications director for Senator Ted Kennedy.

Joe Solomonese (HRC president) is the former CEO of EMILY’s List. He began his career working as an aide to Democratic governor Michael Dukakis of Massachusetts, and also assisted with Barney Frank’s 1990 congressional campaign.

David A.C. Turley worked for Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, after Hillary Clinton had dropped out of the race.

Cuc Vu worked for AFL-CIO and the SEIU alongside Eliseo Medina. She is also a founding board member of the Mi Familia Vota Education Fund and has served on the board of the National Immigration Forum. "

Given the fact that the Export-Import Bank is infested with leftist corruption, it's no real surprise that it would bend over backwards for the communist African National Congress government that's running South Africa into the ground. (Regardless of what the lapdogs in the arrogant and lazy mainstream media would have you believe, South Africa simply traded one tyranny for another when the socialist Nationalist government, which instituted Apartheid, fell and was replaced by the ANC, who at one point had death camps---I'm sorry---"reeducation camps" in Angola. I throw up a little in my mouth every time some lib journalist calls Nelson Mandela a "civil rights activist".)

In fact, Genocide Watch (not exactly a right-wing outfit) had this to say about the deteriorating conditions in South Africa:

"After many years when such songs were no longer sung, in 2010, prominent members of the ANC Youth League, in particular Julius Malema, President of the ANC Youth League, openly sang the 'Shoot the Boer' song at ANC Youth League rallies. Not only did revival of the song strike fear into the hearts of Boer farmers, but it has actually been sung during attacks on white farmers. It is an incitement to murder white Afrikaner farmers. Over 3000 white farmers have been murdered since 1994. The South African police have not made investigation and prosecution of these farm murders a priority, dismissing them as crimes by common criminals.

The government has disbanded the commando units of white farmers that once protected their farms, and has passed laws to confiscate the farmers’ weapons. Disarmament of a targeted group is one of the surest early warning signs of future genocidal killings. A recent outbreak of violent farm invasions has led to casualties among white South Africans. The farm invasions are direct results of calls by Julius Malema and his Deputy, Ronald Lamola for whites to give up their land without compensation, or face violence by angry black youths 'flooding their farms.' "

In other words, South Africa is about to turn into Zimbabwe. Just ask South African president (and wannabe genocidal dictator) Jacob Zuma. Again, from Genocide Watch:

"President Jacob Zuma sang 'Shoot the Boer' at the ANC Centenary Celebration event in January of 2012. He claimed that its use at the ANC Centenary was not intended as hate speech, but rather to commemorate the struggle against apartheid. Despite President Zuma’s proclaimed intent, his singing of the song may be contributing to an increasingly hostile environment that threatens the safety of white South Africans. The number of murders of Boer farmers has increased each month in 2012."
Ladies and gentlemen, should our tax dollars be going to maniacs like this ? Would this be any different than handing billions of dollars to Idi Amin, or Papa Doc ? I'll freely admit that I'm somewhat biased since I have some Afrikaner bloed in me, but c'mon! How much more blatant does this need to be ? (I'm also a proud Zionist Jew in addition to being a natural born American Conservative. Needless to say, I'm probably the most politically unacceptable human being on God's green and cooling Earth. Oh, how I relish it!)

Aside from the fact that "green" energy is nothing more than commie snake oil and that there's a very good chance the loan will never be repaid since South Africa is drifting closer and closer to civil war, South Africa doesn't even need the money. If it wanted to waste billions on solar panels, it could use its own money. South Africa is the fourth largest gold producer in the world and its fifth largest diamond producer. The only reason South Africa is "poor" (compared to the United States, but certainly not when compared to the rest of Africa) is its government. The Apartheid Nationalist government was a collectivist nightmare and the African National Congress is even worse. South Africa has never had a true free market economic system and the end result of that is its current societal anarchy. This is why We the People have to fight tooth and nail to preserve it.

Back to our original question: Is jy gereed vir 'n ander Solyndra, patriotte? (Translation from Afrikaans to English: Are you ready for another Solyndra, patriots ?) Answer: Nope, especially when it involves money taken from me by force, using it to enrich Crony Capitalists, and having it handed to genocidal maniacs.