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WILL ELON MUSK SUPPORT THE HAMAS TERRORISTS?

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Hamas has a history of dealing with international aid organizations at the point of a gun. In their eyes, stealing humanitarian aid is acceptable to support the regime and line its leader's pockets. So, it is not a stretch that they would co-opt Starlink resources to support their terrorist actions and continue to broadcast propaganda to the outside world.

Musk offers Starlink internet for ‘recognized’ aid organizations in Gaza

Israel threatens to cut ties with satellite company, says Hamas will use connectivity for terror activities, suggests Musk condition it on release of hostages

Billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday said that his Starlink satellite service would support internet access for “internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” which have faced a telecommunications blackout since Friday.

Starlink is a network of satellites in low Earth orbit that can provide internet to remote locations, or areas that have had normal communications infrastructure disabled.

Musk, who owns Starlink operator SpaceX, was responding to a post by US Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in which she called the communications blackout in Gaza “unacceptable.”

“Starlink will support connectivity to internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” Musk wrote on X, formerly Twitter, which he also owns.

Israel’s Communications Minister threatened to cut off contact with Starlink if Musk goes ahead. On X, Karhi tweeted: “Israel will use all means at its disposal to fight this. <Source>

Musk is between a rock and a hard place as all of his enterprises require U.S. government support to function. While Musk likes to portray himself as an outsider, he is a globalist at heart.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS: THE FACE OF TREASON

JihadAmerica is now facing an existential crisis.

The progressive communist democrats are attempting to destroy America from within with the sole purpose of building new societal norms based on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Ignoring the long-established basis of human nature, that human behavior is driven by pain and pleasure and conditioned by self-interests.

The progressives believe that using “temporary” authoritarianism to effect societal change in America, based on the belief that social engineering using the right speech, thinking, policies, and funding, will allow Americans to be collectively influenced and perfected. Nothing the progressives say or do will impact a perilous world waiting to conquer America for its abundant wealth and natural resources. 

Of course, the unspoken truth is that it’s all a power construct to gain and maintain power for a select group of elites and those that ensure their continued survival.

To this end, the progressive communist democrats have opened our border to implement the communist Cloward-Piven strategy of overwhelming our national resources and societal safety nets. The progressive communist democrats are allowing an invasion of individuals who bring with them illiteracy, violence, disease, and crime.

And it gets worse…

The progressive communist democrats are actively importing our enemies, people who want to see us dead! Thousands of people, including useful idiots,  are taking to American streets to openly support people who torture and kill men, women, and children – celebrating as they burn or behead babies.

Progressives call for US to take in some of the expected 1 million Gaza refugees

Experts predict a million refugees might flee the Gaza Strip amid the war between Israel and Hamas, and socialists and far-left lawmakers said America should welcome them.

“Fifty percent of the population in Gaza are children. The international community as well as the United States should be prepared to welcome refugees from Palestine while being very careful to vet and not allow members of Hamas,” said Rep. Jamaal Bowman, a New York member of the Socialist-Democratic “Squad” who remains under investigation for pulling a fire alarm in the House Cannon Office Building earlier this month.

This is bullshit! There are no databases that contain individual information that U.S. authorities can query. The Gazans elected a known terrorist group to govern their land and openly celebrated the slaughter of Israelis and American citizens. These are the people who teach their children to hate Jews and other non-believers. 

For those who believe in multi-culturalism and the moral equivalency between cultures…

How do you reconcile the differences between a Western culture that has its origins in ancient Greece and Rome, heavily influenced by the Renaissance, Enlightenment, and Industrial Revolution. and places emphasis on individualism, democracy, and secularism, and an Islamic culture that traces its roots back to a 7th-century warlord in the Arabian Peninsula where Islam was founded. A culture that demands unconditional allegiance to a subjective interpretation of faith under the pain of death. Where the afterlife rewards those who have killed the enemies of the faith. 

Not that the elite leadership of either culture is any less corrupt and self-serving.

Bottom line…

There is no doubt an intolerant Islam represents a clear and present danger to Western culture. And, as we saw with Isis, it is members of the second and third generation who seem willing to carry on the clash between cultures.

What they say to their people in their language is far different from what they say publicly to Americans.

Our Constitution is not a suicide pact, a document that empowers our enemies at our expense.

We are so screwed.

To our enemies in the Democrat Party...

Gfy-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT OPEN BORDERS AND TERRORISM

If you suspected that only three of these thousand candies were poisonous, would you let your children eat one handful, full well knowing that it was unlikely that any one child would be poisoned?

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That’s all you need to know about our open Southern Border and the progressive communist democrats.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


TWO TIER JUSTICE: BLACK PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRAT ESCAPES FELONY CHARGE, SLAP ON THE WRIST

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There is no doubt in my mind that Representative Jamal Bowman, a radical far-left “Squad” member, attempted to disrupt or obstruct a congressional proceeding, specifically during a debate on a government-funding bill to avert a government shutdown, when he knowingly and deliberately pulled a fire alarm in the Canon House Building.

Instead of a felony charge for violating 18 U.S.C. 1505, Bowman was charged with a local misdemeanor for pulling a fire alarm under false pretenses. Bowman’s representative reached an agreement with the D.C. attorney general for the charges to be withdrawn in three months in exchange for a formal apology and a $1,000 fine.  The D.C. Attorney General's office says Bowman was charged with "the only crime we that we have jurisdiction to prosecute" based on the Capitol Police findings.

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Bowman’s complicit proof of guilt lies in a video recording that allegedly shows Bowman pulling the alarm and removing nearby warning signs.

His unbelievably lame excuse at the time was…

"Today, as I was rushing to make a vote, I came to a door that is usually open for votes but today would not open. I am embarrassed to admit that I activated the fire alarm, mistakenly thinking it would open the door. I regret this and sincerely apologize for any confusion this caused."

Bowman’s statement…

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"I’m thankful for the quick resolution from the District of Columbia Attorney General’s office on this issue and grateful that the United States Capitol Police General Counsel’s office agreed I did not obstruct nor intend to obstruct any House vote or proceedings. I am responsible for activating a fire alarm, I will be paying the fine issued, and look forward to these charges being ultimately dropped."

Bottom line…

It is unlikely that someone will send a criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney General's office at the Biden Department of Justice or that A.G. Merrick Garland would prosecute Bowman. 

It's too bad that the January 6 protestors did not receive the same courtesy.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


HOW CAN A JEW BE A DEMOCRAT TODAY?

Tactical-patch

The Jews overwhelmingly supported former President Barack Obama, a Democrat and anti-America, anti-Israel anti-Semite.

The Jews overwhelmingly supported President Joseph Biden, a Democrat long known as a corrupt bigot willing to sell out the American people to our enemies.

The Jews overwhelmingly condemned former President Donald Trump, a Republican with an orthodox Jewish daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. The man who ignored the anti-Semites in the State Department to move our Embassy to Jerusalem. The man who ignored the anti-Semites and brought a measure of peace to the Middle East with his Abraham Accords. A man who defunded aid to terrorists and terrorist sympathizers and held Iran, a known state sponsor of anti-Jew terrorism in the world, in check.

And now, after one of the most horrific terrorist attacks against Jews and the largest loss of life in Israel’s history, we find the Democrat Party riddled with anti-Semites who refuse to vote for a resolution that would’ve backed Israel and condemned the militant group Hamas’ attack against Israel on October 7th.

H.Res.771 - Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.

RESOLUTION

Standing with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists.

Whereas on October 7th, 2023, Hamas terrorists launched a massive, unprovoked war on Israel by air, land, and sea, including firing thousands of rockets;

Whereas this heinous assault took place just after the 50th anniversary of the start of the multi-front 1973 Yom Kippur War against Israel;

Whereas Hamas terrorists crossed the land border and began slaughtering Israelis and abducting hostages in towns in southern Israel, including children and the elderly;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas launched over 4,500 rockets into southern and central Israel;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas terrorists have killed over 900 Israelis and injured more than 2,600 others;

Whereas at least 11 United States citizens in Israel are among those killed by Hamas since October 7th, 2023;

Whereas since October 7th, 2023, Hamas is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Palestinians;

Whereas the expansion of this war to other fronts by Hezbollah, Iran, or others would create an even more devastating regional catastrophe;

Whereas Hamas is a United States-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization;

Whereas Iran has long provided support to Hamas and other terrorist groups and proxies, and prior United States Government unclassified assessments indicated that, Iran has historically provided up to $100 million annually in combined support to Palestinian terrorist groups, including Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command;

Whereas Hamas used rudimentary, civilian equipment, such as bulldozers, paragliders, and rubber boats in its assault on Israel, demonstrating the importance of fully enforcing tight controls on what materials go into the Gaza Strip, including through thorough vetting of assistance;

Whereas under the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding, the United States pledged to provide Israel $3.3 billion per year in Foreign Military Financing Program assistance and $500 million per year in missile defense for 10 years, which Congress has appropriated annually;

Whereas section 1273 of the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 authorized not less than $3.3 billion in Foreign Military Financing Program assistance for Israel for each of the fiscal years 2021 through 2028, in accordance with the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding;

Whereas Congress has responded with additional appropriations beyond the terms of the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding as needed, including in March 2022 when Congress appropriated an additional $1 billion for Iron Dome defense system after the May 2021 conflict in which Hamas launched more than 4,400 rockets at Israel; and

Whereas Israel is a major non-NATO ally and Major Strategic Partner of the United States: Now, therefore, be it

That the House of Representatives—

  1. stands with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists;
  2. reaffirms Israel’s right to self-defense;
  3. condemns Hamas’ brutal war against Israel;
  4. calls on all countries to unequivocally condemn Hamas’ brutal war against Israel;
  5. calls on Hamas to immediately cease these violent attacks and safely release all living hostages and return the bodies of deceased hostages;
  6. mourns the over 900 Israelis and 11 Americans killed and over 2,600 others wounded in Hamas’ unprovoked attack on Israel;
  7. reaffirms the United States’ commitment to Israel’s security, including through security assistance in accordance with the 2016 U.S.-Israel Memorandum of Understanding;
  8. urges full enforcement of the Taylor Force Act (title X of division S of Public Law 115–141; 132 Stat. 1143) and other restrictions in United States law to prevent United States foreign assistance from benefiting terrorists, directly or indirectly;
  9. condemns Iran’s support for terrorist groups and proxies, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad;
  10. urges full enforcement of United States sanctions against Iran to prevent Iran’s funding of terrorist groups, including Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad; and
  11. stands ready to assist Israel with emergency resupply and other security, diplomatic, and intelligence support.

It should come as no surprise that nine Democrats voted against the measure.

  • Rashida Tlaib (Michigan)
  • Cori Bush (Missouri)
  • Jamaal Bowman (New York)
  • Andre Carson (Indiana)
  • Al Green (Texas)
  • Summer Lee (Pennsylvania)
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York)
  • Ilhan Omar (Minnesota)
  • Delia Ramirez (Illinois)

And that six Democrats voted “Present.”

  • Gregorio Casar (Texas)
  • Joaquin Castro (Texas)
  • Jesús "Chuy" García (Illinois)
  • Pramila  Jayapal (Washington)
  • Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts)
  • Nydia Velázquez (New York)

The sole Republican to vote against the measure was Thomas Massie (Kentucky), an anti-interventionist like Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

I condemn the barbaric attack on Israel and I affirm Israel’s right to defend itself.

However, I will not be voting for House Resolution 771 today because: 1) It calls for sanctions on a sovereign country. Sanctions are a prelude to war and hurt the citizens of the country more than the government of the country that’s being sanctioned. And ultimately, sanctions create laws that will be used to prosecute American citizens (who engage in trade), not citizens of the sanctioned country. In short, sanctions do not achieve their stated purposes but do breed resentment of our country abroad. 2) It asserts the necessity of foreign aid commitments which I have voted against. Our country is going bankrupt and we can’t afford to borrow money to send overseas, yet this resolution states that we should. 3) It contains an open-ended promise of military support that is so broad that it could be interpreted to commit US soldiers to the conflict. US troops should not be engaged in this conflict. 4) It tends to broaden the conflict to other countries when it would be better to keep the war contained geographically. <Source>

Bottom line…

Modern-day terrorist sympathizers who highlight the moral bankruptcy of the Democrat Party.

Wake up!

The Democrat Party is both anti-America and anti-Israel.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


OBAMA ON TERRORIST ATTACK ON ISRAEL

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Let us recall that while former President Barack Obama’s history is sketchy and not well documented, we know for a fact that Obama’s decades-long spiritual mentor was the virulent and militant anti-America, anti-Semitic, black separatist Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who preached hate at the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. Likewise, Obama was known to have a strong relationship with another virulent anti-Semite, Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, a militant black separatist group. Obama’s inner circle members, such as CIA Director John Brennan and others, were openly pro-Islam and anti-Israel.

Therefore, what Obama says is deeply tainted…

Obama-hdrThoughts on Israel and Gaza

It’s been 17 days since Hamas launched its horrific attack against Israel, killing over 1,400 Israeli citizens, including defenseless women, children and the elderly. In the aftermath of such unspeakable brutality, the U.S. government and the American people have shared in the grief of families, prayed for the return of loved ones, and rightly declared solidarity with the Israeli people.

As I stated in an earlier post, Israel has a right to defend its citizens against such wanton violence, and I fully support President Biden’s call for the United States to support our long-time ally in going after Hamas, dismantling its military capabilities, and facilitating the safe return of hundreds of hostages to their families.

[OCS: After the perfunctory paragraphs condemning terror, comes the BIG “BUT…”  Notice he did not call for the destruction of Hamas – so it appears leaving the terrorists in charge of Gaza seems to be acceptable. Considering it would only be a matter of time before they strike again, this is an unacceptable option.]

But even as we support Israel, we should also be clear that how Israel prosecutes this fight against Hamas matters. In particular, it matters — as President Biden has repeatedly emphasized — that Israel’s military strategy abides by international law, including those laws that seek to avoid, to every extent possible, the death or suffering of civilian populations. Upholding these values is important for its own sake — because it is morally just and reflects our belief in the inherent value of every human life. Upholding these values is also vital for building alliances and shaping international opinion — all of which are critical for Israel’s long-term security.

[OCS: Israel has always abided by the international laws of war and bends over backward to protect civilian lives.

However, the onus is not on Israel to protect Gazans – it is on Hamas to cease using human hostages as shields, placing their weapons next to private homes, schools, hospitals, and Mosques, and not continuing to claim that Hamas fighters are innocent civilians caught in the middle.

It is up to Hamas to allow the civilian population to move toward safety, discontinue the indiscriminate firing of rockets into Israel’s civilian population, and cease promoting acts of terrorism that produce reprisals designed to degrade the Hamas terror machine.

If Obama were a serious individual, he would note that the first priority of Israel and the international community is the immediate destruction of Hamas, a terror group and one of the largest human rights violators in the world.]

This is an enormously difficult task. War is always tragic, and even the most carefully planned military operations often put civilians at risk. As President Biden noted during his recent visit to Israel, America itself has at times fallen short of our higher values when engaged in war, and in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government wasn’t interested in heeding the advice of even our allies when it came to the steps we took to protect ourselves against Al Qaeda. Now, after the systematic massacre of Israeli citizens, a massacre that evokes some of the darkest memories of persecution against the Jewish people, it’s understandable that many Israelis have demanded that their government do whatever it takes to root out Hamas and make sure such attacks never happen again. Moreover, Hamas’ military operations are deeply embedded within Gaza — and its leadership seems to intentionally hide among civilians, thereby endangering the very people they claim to represent.

[OCS: Again, Obama disparages America while stating a self-evident truth. As if that gives him cover and the moral authority to lecture Israel.]

Still, the world is watching closely as events in the region unfold, and any Israeli military strategy that ignores the human costs could ultimately backfire. Already, thousands of Palestinians have been killed in the bombing of Gaza, many of them children. Hundreds of thousands have been forced from their homes. The Israeli government’s decision to cut off food, water and electricity to a captive civilian population threatens not only to worsen a growing humanitarian crisis; it could further harden Palestinian attitudes for generations, erode global support for Israel, play into the hands of Israel’s enemies, and undermine long term efforts to achieve peace and stability in the region.

[OCS: Another big but – the world is watching, so if you pursue Hamas to its death, it’s now Israel’s fault for civilian casualties. As we saw with the accidental Hamas attack on its own hospital, you cannot trust the number of people killed and injured because they deliberately lie – and include dead terrorists in the count. I

If there is a humanitarian crisis, it has long been in the making by the Hamas leadership who pockets humanitarian aid and lives in luxury outside Gaza in Qatar and elsewhere.

Even nearby Islamic nations, specifically Egypt and Jordan, have closed their borders to Palestinian asylum seekers, thus increasing Gaza's pressure-cooker atmosphere. You can’t further harden Palestinian attitudes – they already want Jews dead and Israel gone!]

It’s therefore important that those of us supporting Israel in its time of need encourage a strategy that can incapacitate Hamas while minimizing further civilian casualties. Israel’s recent shift to allow relief trucks into Gaza, prompted in part by the Biden administration’s behind-the-scenes diplomacy, is an encouraging step, but we need to continue to lead the international community in accelerating critical aid and supplies to an increasingly desperate Gaza population. And while the prospects of future peace may seem more distant than ever, we should call on all of the key actors in the region to engage with those Palestinian leaders and organizations that recognize Israel’s right to exist to begin articulating a viable pathway for Palestinians to achieve their legitimate aspirations for self-determination — because that is the best and perhaps only way to achieve the lasting peace and security most Israeli and Palestinian families yearn for.
Finally, in dealing with what is an extraordinarily complex situation where so many people are in pain and passions are understandably running high, all of us need to do our best to put our best values, rather than our worst fears, on display.

[OCS: Critical aid and humanitarian aid always flow to Hamas fighters who use any lull in the fighting to re-group and re-arm. The Hamas Charter demands the destruction of Israel, and the Arabs have rejected a two-state solution since the legitimate formation and recognition of Israel. Both Gaza and the West Bank already have self-determination and have chosen terrorist regimes to represent their people.]

That means actively opposing anti-Semitism in all its forms, everywhere. It means rejecting efforts to minimize the terrible tragedy that the Israeli people have just endured, as well as the morally-bankrupt suggestion that any cause can somehow justify the deliberate slaughter of innocent people.

[OCS: Wink-wink, nod-nod. No! There is no moral equivalence here. Some causes, like self-defense, justify the accidental killing of civilians – especially if they are being used as human shields. This was not a concern in WWII or later in Iraq.]

It means rejecting anti-Muslim, anti-Arab or anti-Palestinian sentiment. It means refusing to lump all Palestinians with Hamas or other terrorist groups. It means guarding against dehumanizing language towards the people of Gaza, or downplaying Palestinian suffering — whether in Gaza or the West Bank — as irrelevant or illegitimate.

[OCS: There can be no legal or moral defense of a terrorist state whose citizens have overwhelmingly voted to support Hamas and terrorism – Many openly and publicly celebrated the slaughter in Israel or participated in stepping over mutilated bodies to loot Israeli homes. ]

It means recognizing that Israel has every right to exist; that the Jewish people have claim to a secure homeland where they have ancient historical roots; and that there have been instances in which previous Israeli governments made meaningful efforts to resolve the dispute and provide a path for a two-state solution — efforts that were ultimately rebuffed by the other side.

It means acknowledging that Palestinians have also lived in disputed territories for generations; that many of them were not only displaced when Israel was formed but continue to be forcibly displaced by a settler movement that too often has received tacit or explicit support from the Israeli government; that Palestinian leaders who’ve been willing to make concessions for a two-state solution have too often had little to show for their efforts; and that it is possible for people of good will to champion Palestinian rights and oppose certain Israeli government policies in the West Bank and Gaza without being anti-Semitic.

[OCS: The land was historically inhabited by the Jewish people and nomadic Arabs. It is not possible for people of goodwill to champion Palestinian rights and oppose certain Israeli government policies in the West Bank and Gaza without being anti-Semitic. Primarily because Israel does not govern the West Bank or Gaza – and any border protection or goods embargo from the Israeli side is self-protective.]

Perhaps most of all, it means we should choose not to always assume the worst in those with whom we disagree. In an age of constant rancor, trolling and misinformation on social media, at a time when so many politicians and attention seekers see an advantage in shedding heat rather than light, it may be unrealistic to expect respectful dialogue on any issue — much less on an issue with such high stakes and after so much blood has been spilled. But if we care about keeping open the possibility of peace, security and dignity for future generations of Israeli and Palestinian children — as well as for our own children — then it falls upon all of us to at least make the effort to model, in our own words and actions, the kind of world we want them to inherit.

[OCS: Bullshit! You do not accept or negotiate with evil.

As for Palestinian children, when will their parents and educators stop teaching Jew-hatred and victimhood? When will the Palestinians reject terrorism and set about building out their territories?

Unlike Israel, who built communities in the desert, the Palestinians destroy much of what they touch. As for  constant rancor, trolling, and misinformation on social media, that is a product of the Palestinian propagandists and the progressive communist democrat media.]

Here are links to some useful perspectives and background on the conflict:

[OCS: Cherry-picked “Israel is to blame” screeds from hand-picked acolytes of Barack Obama and progressive communist democrats.]

Israel Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake by Thomas L. Friedman

‘I Love You. I Am Sorry’: One Jew, One Muslim and a Friendship Tested by War by Kurt Streeter

A Timeline of Israel and Palestine’s Complicated History by Nicole Narea

Gaza: The Cost of Escalation by Ben Rhodes

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Bottom line…

There is no moral equivalency or complexity here. The Palestinians have brought the wrath of God upon their land. If the Palestinians lay down their arms, there will be peace. Please show me the Palestinian leaders who wanted a two-state solution while affirming Israel’s right to exist.

If anyone was ejected from Gaza, it was 8,000 Jews from 21 communities who were forced to leave their homes in 2005 to allow Gaza to be a Jew-free state.

Obama is the proximate cause of most of the racial animosity in the nation, the disintegrating American alliances with other nations, a disastrous foreign policy, and the criminal grifts of Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden – all of which occurred on his watch.

Obama was the Manchurian candidate, a puppet of a foreign communist ideology.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS ARE GOING TO GET US KILLED

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All of our enemies talk about killing Americans. Yet, many of our politicians, celebrities, academics, elites, and others are openly accepting of Hamas terrorism and urging Israel to show restraint when attempting to punish Hamas and prevent another terrorist strike.

Substituting progressive moral equivalency, the notion that all moral claims are equally valid, for common sense and historical antecedents.

As I write this, I see that Hamas rockets are still falling in the Israeli area known as the Gaza Envelope.

It is crucial to recognize that moral equivalency can be a double-edged sword, leading to unforeseen consequences and fatal outcomes.

Moral equivalency blurs the lines between good and evil and right and wrong, making it easier for individuals or groups to justify acts of violence in the name of religion, ideology, or politics.

When all moral beliefs are considered equally valid, even those rooted in intolerance, hatred,  and bigotry, it becomes challenging for those in leadership or prominent positions to condemn shocking and horrifying actions unequivocally. This moral ambiguity can allow the spread and normalization of extremist ideologies and dangerous radicalization.

Likewise, when moral equivalency is allowed to flourish, accountability is degraded, which allows dangerous and harmful behaviors to go unchecked, often escalating into broader conflicts and the loss of life.

Moreover, if all moral beliefs are considered equally valid, it fosters apathy and indifference and erases the distinction between good and evil and right and wrong. Obliterating concerns for inalienable human rights, such as the right to live unmolested by aggressors, be they individuals, organizations, or nations.

There is no doubt that promoting moral equivalency, when extreme and harmful beliefs are given the same weight as tolerant and inclusive ones, intensifies the polarization and division within communities, escalating tensions and conflicts and creating an environment susceptible to hostility and violence.

Starting the story in the middle…

It is a common tactic for the progressive communist democrats to start the story in the middle, ignoring horrendous acts of violence that preceded a retaliatory strike meant to protect genuine victims from further aggression.

I find it reprehensible that Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) did not demand the release of all hostages kidnapped by Hamas, including young women and children, before demanding that the United States intervene in the Middle East to demand an Israeli cease-fire. Or before the rockets stop falling on Israel and deliberately ignoring the heinous act that saw the largest loss of Jewish lives since the Holocaust.

"How do you look at one atrocity and say, 'This is wrong,' but you watch as bodies pile up as neighborhoods are leveled? Israel has dropped more bombs in the last 10 days then we dropped in a whole year in Afghanistan. Where is your humanity? Where is your outrage? Where is your care for people?" Omar said at a press conference.

[OCS: This is moral equivalency. A majority of Gazans supported the attack on Israeli. A majority of Gazans elected Hamas, a known terrorist group, to be their representatives. And, the Isralis are making an extraordinary effort to target Hamas terrorists who often hide behind human shields.]

"You can harass me, you can threaten me, you can follow me around, but I am never going to stop saying, 'Palestinians deserve freedom that we need to free Palestine,' and I am never going to stop saying that there is no way that we should allow in sending more bombardments to kill Palestinians," Omar said.

[OCS: Free Palestine is an Islamic code phrase meaning an area free of Jews – from the River (Jordan) to the Sea (Mediterranean).

You don’t hear Omar condemning Hamas for slaughtering innocents in Israel, many horrifically tortured to death. Nor do you hear Omar condemning Hamas for holding their own people hostage and placing weapons next to private homes, hospitals, schools, and Mosques to deter retaliatory fire or to create dead individuals that can be exploited for media attention.

It was Omar who rushed before media cameras to denounce Israel for an airstrike against a Gaza hospital that left 500 dead, including doctors, nurses, women, and children. Truth be told, it was a Hamas propaganda ploy. The source of the explosion was a faulty rocket targeted at Israel. It did not strike the hospital but a nearby parking lot. If anyone was killed, it was less than twenty-five individuals. The missile launchers were located behind the hospital.

Bottom line…

Progressive communist democrats cannot be trusted with the safety and security of the United States.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

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“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


REVISITING THE GEORGE FLOYD CASE

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I call bullshit…

From an early age, we are taught that it is essential to respect the decisions made by the legal system, including the judgments reached by juries in criminal trials. We were assured that legal processes were in place to ensure fairness, justice, and accountability. Unfortunately, we have seen a shocking increase in activist judges, politically motivated prosecutors, and biased or lazy law enforcement investigators who place their own egos and comfort above the quest for conclusive, confirmable, deductible, demonstrable, verifiable, and testable testimony and evidence.

In our legal system, once a verdict has been rendered and an individual has been convicted, they are considered guilty under the law unless new evidence emerges or the conviction is successfully appealed. But, what about a politically-charged situation where new facts will upset the official narrative, proving not only was an individual not guilty as charged, but there was significant malfeasance (willful and intentional acts that cause), misfeasance (unintentional acts that cause harm), and non-feasance (failure to act where there was a duty to act) by the prosecutors, the judge, the jury, and the jurists on the Appellate Court?

A miscarriage of justice?

Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer involved in the death of George Floyd, was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter in April 2021. The verdict followed a highly publicized trial conducted amid ongoing violent riots and significant public intimidation of the jury.

We are told that a just verdict was reached through a thorough legal process that included extensive evidence, witness testimonies, and legal arguments, including jury instructions provided by the judge in consultation with the prosecution and defense.

However, the case was procedurally flawed from the beginning, with specious rulings from the judge and the failure to capture all sidebar discussions for the official record.

There is little doubt in my mind that Chauvin and his fellow officers were sacrificed on the altar of democrat pandering to members of their core constituency.

My previous blog posts include: 

MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN WAS LYNCHED BY RACISTS AND THE MEDIA (11/21)

DEREK CHAUVIN: POLITICAL PRISONER OF THE PROGRESSIVE COMMUNIST DEMOCRATS (6/21)

DEREK CHAUVIN: A WIN FOR THE MOB AND PROGRESSIVE PROSECUTORS, A LOSS FOR AMERICAN JUSTICE AND THE RULE OF LAW (4/21)

WHAT DEMOCRAT JUSTICE LOOKS LIKE (3/21)

GEORGE FLOYD OUTRAGE (3/21)

THE TRUTH SHALL NOT SET YOU FREE (5/20)

I wonder what happens when the truth is revealed ...

“Today we got the first information from Hennepin County’s Medical Examiner, in an attachment to the criminal complaint against officer Derek Chauvin:

"The Hennepin County Medical Examiner (ME) conducted Mr. Floyd’s autopsy on May 26, 2020. The full report of the ME is pending but the ME has made the following preliminary findings. The autopsy revealed no physical findings that support a diagnosis of traumatic asphyxia or strangulation. Mr. Floyd had underlying health conditions including coronary artery disease and hypertensive heart disease. The combined effects of Mr. Floyd being restrained by the police, his underlying health conditions and any potential intoxicants in his system likely contributed to his death."

And now comes Tucker Carlson revealing additional evidence of non-feasance…

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‘Everyone Lied’: Tucker Carlson Points To Shocking, Untold Details About George Floyd’s Death

Carlson said that, thanks to this new information, it is now “conclusively” known that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who is serving over 20 years in prison, did not murder Floyd by kneeling on his neck for several minutes on May 25, 2020.

Hennepin County Prosecutor Amy Sweasy, who is in the midst of a lawsuit against her boss, alleged in her deposition that an autopsy found no indications that Floyd was murdered.

“In other words, George Floyd, according to the official autopsy, was not murdered,” Carlson said in his monologue. “He died instead of what we used to call natural causes, which in his case would include decades of drug use, as well as the fatal concentration of fentanyl that was in his system on his final day. So this was not a killing, it was yet another narcotics OD in a country that records more than 100,000 of them every year. The medical examiner clearly understood that and, in fact, articulated it.”

Sweasy said in her deposition that Dr. Andrew Baker, the medical examiner who performed Floyd’s autopsy, withheld and lied about the true cause of death as he feared the public’s reaction. He allegedly told Sweasy that the autopsy results contradicted the public’s narrative.

“He said to me, ‘Amy, what happens when the actual evidence doesn’t match up with the public narrative that everyone’s already decided on?’ … and then he said, ‘This is the kind of case that ends careers,'” the deposition reads.

“In other words, everyone lied about it from the very beginning,” Carlson continued. “The people who knew the truth hid the truth and allowed the revolution to proceed.” <Source>

Bottom line…

Sadly, one’s first worry in politics isn’t always about the truth but how the progressive communist democrats will react to the truth.

Wonder why crime is rampant? The short answer is the progressive communist democrats who continue to pander to their core constituency by excusing criminal activity, demonizing law enforcement, and releasing hardened habitual criminals into our communities to balance “the numbers.”

Why would anyone want to join law enforcement, knowing that there are those who will joyfully destroy your life and the lives of your family based on a false narrative supported by tainted or perjured “facts.” And amplified by a deliberately incurious media that serves as propagandists for the progressive communist democrats.

Who is marching and screaming for justice for Derek Chauvin?

We are so screwed.

-- Steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS


BACON: THE ANTIDOTE TO TERRORISM?

There are few things left to laugh about in today’s troubled world, but we can take comfort in the fact that male teenagers and young adults who regularly eat bacon in public are less likely to blow themselves up or commit acts of terrorism.

BACON-TERRORISM

Seriously, there is a natural remedy that will occupy aggressive, military-age men: girlfriends. They consume so much time, effort, and money that you no longer have the energy to attack others and cannot afford weapons if you are so inclined.

Bottom line…

Now that we have offended much of the world, consider how much better it would be if people spent more time improving their own lives and communities than fighting to gain or maintain political power and create profits for the elites – be they clergy, academics, politicians, opportunists, experts, or the media’s arbiters.

We are so screwed.

-- Steve

ChatGPT-generated disclaimer…

It is not accurate or fair to say that male Arab teenagers and young adults, or any specific group of male teenagers and young adults, are universally sexually oppressed. Sexual attitudes and behaviors vary widely across different cultures, regions, and individuals within those cultures. Arab societies, like many other societies worldwide, have diverse attitudes and practices regarding sexuality.

It is essential to avoid generalizations and stereotypes about any cultural or ethnic group. Arab countries have diverse populations with varying beliefs, customs, and levels of conservatism. In some conservative communities, there might be strict social norms and expectations regarding sexuality, which could impact teenagers. However, these norms do not apply universally to all Arab teenagers, and many young people in these societies find ways to navigate these expectations while exploring their own identities and relationships.

It is important to approach discussions about sexuality with sensitivity and respect for the cultural and individual differences that exist within any society. Addressing issues related to sexual health, education, and rights in a respectful and inclusive manner can help support young people in making informed decisions about their lives.

If you didn’t think wokesters trained ChatGPT, think again.


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell

“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar

“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS