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Anthea Butler: Typical Raggedy Communist

antheabutler1It is a matter of public record that in the last century, the goals of American communists were to insinuate themselves into academia, the press, and politics. So, communists began to infiltrate academia, and obviously they were very successful. As David Horowitz has written at length, New York-based communists in the New York public school system laid out a plan for reworking school syllabi and social engineering that began with America’s children. This model became the template for public education throughout America’s public schools, most notably in large urban areas.

At the college level, of course, Marxist professors began to churn out Marxist-indoctrinated graduates, and – more importantly – even more communist professors. Many of these were schooled in concepts of “Social Justice,” which gave rise to “Liberation Theology” and “Black Liberation Theology” as crafted by James Cone. Since the 1960s, there has been an influx of these so-called educators, some of whom went into the fields of Religious Studies in order to lend legitimacy to their radical views. Thus, they have been able to indoctrinate university students and subvert the mainstream Christian Church at the same time.

This has brought us to the point where we have former terrorist and convicted murderer Katherine Boudin holding a professorship at New York’s Columbia University, and such notables as former domestic terrorist and Obama pal Bill Ayers, Angela Davis, and Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) in similar positions.

“God ain’t good all of the time. In fact, sometimes, God is not for us. As a black woman in an [sic] nation that has taken too many pains to remind me that I am not a white man, and am not capable of taking care of my reproductive rights, or my voting rights, I know that this American god ain’t my god. As a matter of fact, I think he’s a white racist god with a problem. More importantly, he is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.”

–          Prof. Anthea Butler, July 15 2013

Which brings us to University of Pennsylvania’s Professor Anthea Butler who, in a July 15 blog post, argued that God must be a “white racist god” due to the not-guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. I reprint this in its entirety not only to illustrate what passes for a university professor these days, but to underscore the twisted and heretical views of these Marxists who masquerade as theologians. Continue reading →

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Communism

These murders tied to Obama?

graveyard1I know it’s typical for those on the political left to demand peer-reviewed studies, videotape and signed affidavits proving the assertions some of us make concerning the machinations of the Obama administration and socialist encroachment at large, but we all are aware by now that this is a diversion. It’s also a good indicator that we’re correct in said assertions. Like the left’s tendency for projection, wherein they accuse the opposition of that in which they are themselves engaged, it’s a fairly transparent ruse.

That said, the available evidence has long since established the Obama administration as a criminal enterprise and the president as both a treasonous and a disreputable individual. It is undeniable that Obama has enjoyed far more latitude than anyone in his position deserves; just this week, a new book by the Media Research Council’s Brent Bozell and Tim Graham detailing the media’s supporting role in Obama winning a second term was released.

The nefarious undertakings that facilitated Obama’s election in 2008 – discussion of which was considered to be of an overly conspiratorial nature even by many on the right back then – are practically old hat now, particularly in light of the high crimes of which the president is now suspected.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Michelle Obama: Prisoner at Large


mo_prisonerAs we’ve been apprised in the press, on July 2 Michelle Obama described living in the White House as being in a “really nice prison.” This occurred during a discussion with former First Lady Laura Bush at the “African First Ladies Summit” in Tanzania, an event that for some unfathomable reason merited moderation by NPR’s Cokie Roberts.
I’ve always thought “Cokie” is an astonishingly stupid name, by the way. But I digress.

The First Lady said she loved her job and found it liberating in some respects, but confining in others. “You can’t complain,” she went on to say.

Then what in the hell do you call what you’re doing? Describing one’s role as that of a prisoner isn’t a complaint?

The First Lady leading with her chin as such was too much of a temptation not to take a swing – and to elucidate with regard to the entitlement mentality, something about which Michelle Obama’s comments speak libraries rather than volumes.

I’ve always found uptight, imperious, belligerent black women to be almost amusing in their irksomeness, perhaps because I’ve known so many of them – and Michelle Obama most assuredly fits the bill for that archetype. I suppose that could be construed as a racist assessment, though it’s anyone’s guess as to whether I’ll be called out for it, my being a “person of color” and all. I promise to disparage uptight, imperious, belligerent liberals of another ethnicity and gender at a later date, if that’s any consolation.

But again, I digress…

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

Obama’s plans for Africa: Racist colonialism?

obama_salute1After renewed efforts to push his autocratic climate change agenda in the U.S., President Obama finally made his long-heralded trip to the African continent. Though his reception in some countries was celebrated, in others it was somewhat frosty; in an instance or two, Obama managed to turn a warm welcome into a sub-zero sendoff.

Obama’s visit to Senegal was more or less boilerplate for a powerful head of state. The most noteworthy event was probably a magnificently sappy photo-op with Obama staring wistfully from a stone doorway at Gorée Island, the “Door of No Return” through which Africans bound for slavery in the New World are reported to have passed.

On June 29, Africa Tour 2013 took a nosedive. In Johannesburg, South Africa, police were forced to fire rubber bullets and stun grenades into crowds of protesters before the president arrived at the University of Johannesburg. Hundreds of South Africans turned out to protest U.S. drone strikes, Mideast policy, support of Israel and Obama’s foreign policy in general.

It was in South Africa where Obama began putting his foot in it with reckless abandon. Speaking on climate change and economic growth at a town hall event in Johannesburg, President Obama claimed that “the planet will boil over” if everyone has access to air conditioning, automobiles and big houses unless the world finds “new ways of producing energy.” Those in undeveloped nations have been complaining for decades that the demands of developed Western nations with regard to environmental concerns serve to stultify the economic growth of Third World countries. Yet there was Obama, rubbing it in and demanding more compliance. Africans can ride bicycles for another 50 years; we’ll tell them how to grow.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama

The “Filthy 15”

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Just so we don’t forget – here is the list of the 15 Republican senators who chose politics over principle and alliances with  leftist elites over the American taxpayers when they voted for the 2013 Senate Amnesty bill on June 24, 2013.

  • John McCain (Ariz.)
  • Lindsey Graham (S.C.)
  • Marco Rubio (Fla.)
  • Jeff Flake (Ariz.)
  • Bob Corker (Tenn.)
  • Lamar Alexander (Tenn.)
  • Kelly Ayotte (N.H.)
  • Jeff Chiesa (N.J.)
  • Susan Collins (Maine)
  • Orrin Hatch (Utah)
  • Dean Heller (Nev.)
  • Mark Kirk (Ill.)
  • John Hoeven (N.D.)
  • Lisa Murkowski (Alaska)
  • Roger Wicker (Miss.)
Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Immigration

Were Chris Stevens and Michael Hastings Assassinated?

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A few weeks ago my colleague, journalist Cynthia Farahat broke the story of Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi’s involvement in the attack of our embassy in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. A day ago, Morsi’s involvement was confirmed by Libyan intelligence, who contends that Morsi essentially orchestrated the attack.

On June 18, Michael Hastings, the intrepid journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, died in a fiery and highly suspicious car accident in Los Angeles. On June 24, former U.S. National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counter-terrorism Richard Clarke revealed that the fatal crash was “consistent with a car cyber attack.”

We know – although this has not been confirmed by the Obama administration – that the White House was supplying weapons to Syrian insurgents through Libya, a fact that could have had negative repercussions for Obama had it surfaced on the eve of the 2012 election. We also know that Obama is thick as thieves with the radical Muslim Brotherhood, and without Obama, there would have been no “Arab Spring” or Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood having risen to power in Egypt. Continue reading →

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Tyranny

You can’t win a rigged game

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I had the opportunity very recently to have an extended conversation with a young gentleman who officially became a U.S. citizen just over a month ago. He claimed that he had always felt he “belonged here, ” took the first opportunity to come to the U.S. presented to him and “never looked back.” He worked all sorts of jobs, traveled all over the country and met people from every socioeconomic sector and demographic.

Coming from a country where the citizens have substantially less opportunity than in America and a more or less homogenous population, there were many things he still found strange about the U.S., even after having been here for more than 10 years. We talked about a multitude of subjects, from nationalized health care to race relations. He said that he often pondered certain inconsistencies, like why so many Americans harbor antipathy for their own country, why so many don’t vote and why young black celebrities are so angry being but a few. Like many naturalized immigrants I have encountered, his was more intense curiosity than judgment.

Describing his swearing-in ceremony, he could not have been prouder. The account of his thoughts and feelings as he and his fellow new citizens pledged allegiance to the flag and sang the National Anthem was nothing less than spiritual. “Something changed in my heart,” he said more than once. He related suddenly feeling part of something great and finally connected to all of the people who had gone before him to contribute to the success of this nation – and how America’s history of immigration played a big part in that.

 

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Immigration

‘Great Satan’ Americans pay for pro-Islam elites

TALIBAN AMBASSADOR TO PAKISTAN ZAEEF LISTEN TO JOURNALISTS' QUESTIONS IN ISLAMABADI very seldom watch major network television, but last week I had the extreme displeasure of viewing an installment of ABC News’ “What Would You Do?” The show is hosted by news veteran John Quinones, and features what might be considered staged moral dilemmas played out in a public setting.

Segments consist of actors playing out morally ambivalent vignettes in public places (like restaurants, laundromats, etc.), challenging bystanders to intervene, or not to intervene, based on their level of mortification and I suppose, their courage. One past segment featured an actor making disparaging remarks about homosexual unions in a restaurant, directly challenging other individuals present who supported same. The confrontations end with John Quinones revealing himself à la “Candid Camera,” and interviewing the bystander participants. The show clearly if insidiously conveys an uber-liberal worldview, if you hadn’t guessed already. I also can’t help but wondering if the title is a subtle mockery of the popular “What Would Jesus Do” adage, but I digress.

The segment of which I speak depicted a young white male (actor) refusing service in an establishment wherein he was to be waited on by a young Muslim man. Using language and behavior befitting someone with a severely sloping forehead, he was blatantly rude and offensive, finally inciting others around him to suggest he take his business elsewhere. 

The objective of “What Would You Do” is twofold, of course: To engender widespread sympathy for those with whom the left wishes Americans to sympathize, and to portray people of a more traditional worldview as possessing severely sloping foreheads.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Islam

Liberals killed Trayvon Martin, and Jamiel Shaw, and…

trayvon_jamiel1What we do know for sure about the night of February 26, 2012 is that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin to death in Sanford, Florida, later claiming self-defense. Despite altogether too many having made up their minds about who was to blame within minutes of hearing of the incident, and the biased, tainted press reports, enough facts have subsequently shaken out that I believe a reliable determination can now be made as to why Martin died that night.

Other than the summary accusations and presumptions of racism on Zimmerman’s part, very little has come to light towards definitively affirming the mixed-race (Latino-Caucasian) neighborhood watch participant as a racist individual. Quite the opposite, in fact: Zimmerman’s actions and activities in the weeks and years prior suggest that he was anything but racially-biased.

Given the statutes governing those possessing concealed carry permits for firearms (as did Zimmerman), the names of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman would have been long forgotten by now were it not for the ensuing politicization surrounding the racial component here. Typically, these statutes do not demand that one waits to be physically overpowered before discharging their weapon.

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Racism