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Obama and Islam: A poisonous synergy

I don’t particularly enjoy being the bearer of bad news. In addition to reticence toward being a wet blanket or bringing people down, there is always the component in human nature that wants to kill the messenger, so to speak, in reaction to bad news.

People do not like to admit they’ve been taken. Many find this particularly shameful, and will do their level best to deny that they’ve been duped or betrayed by a trusted party, whomever that party may be or the level of existing trust. Consequently, no one wants to be the one to break the bad news about an associate’s prospective love interest being a gold-digger, or the friend who’s been talking behind another friend’s back.

toxic1If one doesn’t have a relationship with the recipient of said bad news, there is additional danger, since there’s no benefit of purporting to act in their best interest.

The American people have been betrayed in two areas that may be seemingly unrelated, but play to the same sentiments I’ve described. They concern our president, Barack Obama, and the creed known as Islam. The character of both have been distorted to compromise Americans’ better judgment, goodwill and compassion. This is not to say that I believe the president is a Muslim; in truth, I believe that Obama is either an atheist or an individual of agnostic leanings.

What I am saying – and why I have chosen to discuss these together – is that the confluence of threats posed by Barack Obama and Islam are the most serious existing threats to the survival of this nation. In very short order, either could exact an extremely grave toll on America, chiefly because Americans’ better judgment, goodwill and compassion have been compromised. Our human proclivity for denial in this area – in admitting to having been taken – presents at least as great a danger as those posed by Obama and Islam themselves.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Aaron Alexis: Madman or race warrior?

aaronalexis1The shooting spree executed by Aaron Alexis at the Washington, D.C., Naval Yard on Sept. 16 has given rise to a dizzying host of questions. Among them are those of Alexis’ questionable mental capacity, the Navy’s failure to take precautions despite having been warned of his alleged mental incapacity, the security of the Navy Yard and military installations across the country, Alexis’ access to firearms after having been involved in firearms-related altercations, his arrest record and many others.

Then there is the question of the troubled ex-reservist and civilian contractor’s motivation for entering the facility on Monday morning, then 12 twelve people and wounding eight others before being neutralized by police. This question becomes more confusing the more that is added to the narrative. It was reported that Alexis’ military career itself was catalyzed by his anger at the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. While his father reportedly told police that Alexis participated in rescue operations at Ground Zero (he would have been 22 at the time), there is no evidence that this occurred, although he was employed within eye-shot of the Twin Towers when they were destroyed. He is also purported to have claimed that he’d suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of having witnessed the carnage of that day.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Racism

Obama guilty of treason?

obama_treason1Providing aid and comfort to the enemy in wartime, whomever commits such an act, is a treasonable offense. When one gets past the nuances of what constitutes aid, wartime and who qualifies as the enemy, having established that such an act has been perpetrated, the individual or individuals so accused will find themselves in a whole lot of trouble. In most countries, including the United States of America, there remain provisions for the execution of those convicted of treason.

On Sept. 10, President Obama addressed the nation on the subject of executing a military strike against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The pretext for this is the administration’s contention that Assad employed the chemical gas sarin in an attack near Damascus on Aug. 21. The attack allegedly killed over 1,400 people.

The most ironic, audacious and disgusting aspect of Obama’s proposal is that it would directly benefit the terrorist organizations that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, and that he made this televised appeal on the eve of the 12th anniversary of those attacks. It is also the first anniversary of the attack on the American mission in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans and which has Obama’s bloody fingerprints all over it.

Last week in this space, I analyzed Obama’s haste in this desire to go into Syria. Against the will and advice of our closest allies, the will of the American people and with the risk of unduly agitating Syria’s allies (most notably China and Russia), the president has displayed an almost obsessive eagerness in executing this attack.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Why the haste in hitting Syria?

syrian-chemical-weaponsAs I mentioned on my streaming news show (“FULL-CONTACT With Erik Rush LIVE!”) earlier this week, the political landscape is looking more surreal every day. Like a cross between a low-budget science fiction film and the cartoonist’s conception of a bad acid trip, the incongruity between the information advanced by politicos and the press and the reality before us evokes a cognitive dissonance that truly boggles the mind. Even seasoned analysts are expressing almost universal confusion.

Lights flashing, bells ringing, rows of people running on elevated causeways, a glass jar of mayonnaise bursts across your face …

What?

Exactly. The imperative for military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad offered by the Obama administration is apparent to no one, yet the president’s sense of urgency is palpable. When Secretary of State John Kerry spoke before America on Aug. 30 and made the case for pursuing Obama’s “limited” yet risk-laden campaign, he resembled the evil Inner Party operative O’Brien in Orwell’s “1984,” relating with utmost authority information most of us know to be untrue; the underlying message being that we must all come to believe it nonetheless. As pointed out by the New York Times, Kerry used the phrase “we know” 24 times in his attempt to validate the administration’s intelligence on the Syrian government’s alleged massacre of more than 1,400 people with chemical weapons.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

Obama: America’s god-emperor

obama_roman1Gaius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, also known as Caligula, was the emperor of Rome from A.D. 37 to 41. It is generally accepted by historians that he probably murdered Tiberius, his predecessor, and also killed off his cousin, whom Tiberius had appointed co-ruler with Caligula upon his death. Caligula became something of a cult curiosity during the last century, particularly in the media (a handful of films were made about him), most likely because he was Rome’s most depraved emperor.

Showcasing the ancient ruler’s depravity in a society that was itself fast becoming markedly depraved made for titillating entertainment, I suppose – as well as garnering moviegoers’ dollars.

Caligula also believed he was a god. No, really: Shortly after he ascended to his high office, Caligula reportedly suffered from some sort of terrible physical malady that laid him up for weeks. When he recovered – if you could call it that – he revealed to his family and advisers that he had undergone a transfiguration that left him “a god.” There are a plethora of stories detailing his subsequent unhinged escapades – that he married and impregnated his sister, then eviscerated her and ate the fetus being among them. It is likely that some of these are Roman urban legends, but others are well-documented.

While his predecessors had gotten away with a lot, Caligula was the first of the Roman emperors to wholly disregard the Roman Senate and wield absolute power. He was said to have delighted in watching torture and executions, and spent his nights in orgies of gluttony and lust. His tendencies toward public sexual degeneracy and the summary execution of individuals for trifles offended even the questionable Roman sensibilities of the day. The Praetorian Guard assassinated him in January of 41.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

The lies that bind: Obama’s race strategy

rodeoclown1As many readers of this space are aware, I am in complete agreement with my esteemed colleague Mychal Massie, who asserted this week that it is time to admit President Obama is a communist. He went on to explain why, in keeping with Obama’s Alinskyite plan of action, it is imperative for this White House to foment racial tension. This is absolutely true, and I believe that the more people we have out there articulating this, the better chance we have of surviving as a nation.

At this juncture, the strategy of fueling racial tension is no longer limited to the White House and Obama’s surrogates, or even those who materially or politically benefit from such conditions, such as the New Black Panther Party or career activists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

A stunt executed by a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair last week has become a major news story. The preposterous premise of the foregoing sentence only makes sense (of a sort) in context. During festivities, said clown reportedly donned a Barack Obama mask and capered about, as the announcer asked the audience if they wanted to see the president run down by a bull.

This was picked up and disseminated by news agencies and interpreted as horribly and unprecedentedly racist, despite innumerable comedians having mocked American presidents since time immemorial. The miscreant clown has been banned for life from the Missouri State Fair.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Racism

Why do we celebrate inferior, foreign cultures?

America’s history is one of having absorbed some of the best of culture from around the globe, while having eschewed some of the more disagreeable aspects of societies from which she adapted these cultural components. The result has been a synergy that resulted in a powerful and unique product, if you will, which in some ways surpassed the sum of its parts.

cavemen2If you think this notion a conceit, I would point to the two centuries of America’s profound and rapid success in nearly every area of endeavor compared to other nations.

Still, for many years, I have puzzled over Americans who become inordinately and superficially enamored of foreign things. We’ve all seen the plight of starry-eyed young American girls who fall in love with a mass media-proffered stereotype of some romantic foreign male, then run off and marry one, only to discover that the man’s culture is frighteningly cloying and patriarchal, sometimes dangerously so. They wind up losing their children to a parental kidnap, or having to escape a sadistic family situation in a misogynistic regime somewhere, coming to the heartbreaking realization that their studly beau was only looking for a quality breeding cow.

We’ve also witnessed the fads that have come and gone from overseas – sometimes not going fast enough – having been brought to light by the media or some celebrity du jour. In the 1960s, the Beatles brought East Indian culture to the West, and the ripples of that introduction are still passing through the lives of Americans in the form of yoga and other such pursuits.

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Posted by Erik Rush

What did the Benghazi survivors see?

benghazi2Now that Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., has revealed that survivors of last year’s deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya, were compelled to sign non-disclosure agreements that prevent them from talking about the attack, the questions are clear: What did the survivors see, and what was the Obama administration’s imperative for silencing them? The answers to the first question may, of course, provide answers to the second.

 

The evasion, equivocation and outright deceptions proffered by the administration on Benghazi thus far have piqued the suspicions of some and convicted the administration in the eyes of others. Myriad scenarios have been entertained in the minds of the curious and conspiracy theorists alike, but the fact is that the administration, by its actions, has inspired all of these.

 

So let’s factor this new information into that with which we are already familiar – limited though it may be – and see what shakes out.

 

There was no doubt a wide assortment of personnel on the ground at the Benghazi compound on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. In addition to military and intelligence assets, such facilities require clerical, information technology, facilities, transportation and even janitorial support personnel. Many of these probably did not have very high security clearance, but given their proximity, they would observe day-to-day occurrences at the compound and would necessarily have a handle on everything that transpired, even if from a casual perspective.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Zimmerman verdict: Marxists’ predictable response

holder_weaselfaceBlowback from the recent verdict acquitting George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the Feb. 26, 2012, death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin defies all logic and common sense but is an object lesson in the duplicity and opportunism of the radical left. This would include the Obama administration, which is attempting to use contrived activism to attenuate the scrutiny under which it finds itself, as well as advancing its gun control agenda and dividing Americans.

Activists and the press made the Martin-Zimmerman tragedy about race; any argument to the contrary is based either in politics or gross misinformation. Thus, due to politics, gross misinformation (as well as outright propaganda and the most outrageous lies) abounded from the outset.

George Zimmerman, who is not white, was represented as a predatory, slavering white bigot. Trayvon Martin was portrayed as a smiling, carefree waif, skipping home to enjoy his iced tea and Skittles. Both made fatal errors of judgment that night, but the fact is that with the exception of some misconceptions Martin had about Zimmerman (that he was white, for example), there was no consideration of race prior to the shooting, and no racial profiling on Zimmerman’s part. Lies were told by the press, politicos and activists; news networks manipulated evidence; and President Obama fueled the fires of division with his now-famous “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Communism