Sunday, November 22, 2009

Obama's economic policies are turning into a global disaster

Gerard Jackson (article link)
BrookesNews.Com
Monday 23 November 2009

A country can no more devalue its way to prosperity then it can spend its way into solvency. The combined effect of Obama's economic policies will be lower real wages, which means a lower standard of living for Americans. But look on the bright side: Buffett will still be fabulously rich as will be all those super rich Hollywood Democrats. For them the American Dream will continue

Friday, November 13, 2009

General Casey let the cat out of the bag

By Manzikert

General Casey let the cat out of the bag by saying that the loss of diversity would be worse than mass murder. Think about the mentality behind it. It shows a disconnect from reality, from life itself, that worships at the altar of an ideological concept infused with a misplaced religious function. This self destructive mentality is what we are up against in the West. It didn't just start with Obama, it was starting to emerge, or be detectable, in the 1990's. Now it is everywhere and Obama is its symbolic leader. It took at least the last thirty years for the deconstruction and long march to work through public institutions to bring us to this point where it now overtly manifests and shows its dominance.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On The Four Schools of (so-called) Islamic Jurisprudence

By Robert Spencer (from "Pure Islam" and Michael van der Galiƫn)

Shafi'i school: A Shafi'i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy, stipulates that “the caliph makes war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians...until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.” It adds a comment by Sheikh Nuh ‘Ali Salman, a Jordanian expert on Islamic jurisprudence: the caliph wages this war only “provided that he has first invited [Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians] to enter Islam in faith and practice, and if they will not, then invited them to enter the social order of Islam by paying the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)...while remaining in their ancestral religions.” ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.8).

Of course, there is no caliph today, and hence the oft-repeated claim that Osama et al are waging jihad illegitimately, as no state authority has authorized their jihad. But they explain their actions in terms of defensive jihad, which needs no state authority to call it, and becomes "obligatory for everyone" ('Umdat al-Salik, o9.3) if a Muslim land is attacked. The end of the defensive jihad, however, is not peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims as equals: 'Umdat al-Salik specifies that the warfare against non-Muslims must continue until "the final descent of Jesus." After that, "nothing but Islam will be accepted from them, for taking the poll tax is only effective until Jesus' descent" (o9.8).

Hanafi school: A Hanafi manual of Islamic law repeats the same injunctions. It insists that people must be called to embrace Islam before being fought, “because the Prophet so instructed his commanders, directing them to call the infidels to the faith.” It emphasizes that jihad must not be waged for economic gain, but solely for religious reasons: from the call to Islam “the people will hence perceive that they are attacked for the sake of religion, and not for the sake of taking their property, or making slaves of their children, and on this consideration it is possible that they may be induced to agree to the call, in order to save themselves from the troubles of war.”

However, “if the infidels, upon receiving the call, neither consent to it nor agree to pay capitation tax [jizya], it is then incumbent on the Muslims to call upon God for assistance, and to make war upon them, because God is the assistant of those who serve Him, and the destroyer of His enemies, the infidels, and it is necessary to implore His aid upon every occasion; the Prophet, moreover, commands us so to do.” (Al-Hidayah, II.140)

Maliki school: Ibn Khaldun (1332-1406), a pioneering historian and philosopher, was also a Maliki legal theorist. In his renowned Muqaddimah, the first work of historical theory, he notes that “in the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and (the obligation to) convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” In Islam, the person in charge of religious affairs is concerned with “power politics,” because Islam is “under obligation to gain power over other nations.”

Hanbali school: The great medieval theorist of what is commonly known today as radical or fundamentalist Islam, Ibn Taymiyya (Taqi al-Din Ahmad Ibn Taymiyya, 1263-1328), was a Hanbali jurist. He directed that “since lawful warfare is essentially jihad and since its aim is that the religion is God’s entirely and God’s word is uppermost, therefore according to all Muslims, those who stand in the way of this aim must be fought.”

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Extinction of Superpowers

Julia Gorin quoting piece by Gregory Copley, director of Defense & Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy

“Barack Obama took, as he said he would, strong steps to ensure that the US was no longer a dominant - or predatory - global power. That was his moral or political conviction; his vision that the US should no longer [be] the great capitalist superpower. And yet he expects to maintain, as US President, global authority in his own right. This is narcissism on a global scale. Rather than “speaking softly and carrying a big stick,” as US Pres. Theodore Roosevelt advocated, Ohama increasingly carries a smaller and smaller stick, and speaks more and more loudly. What proved to be a successful strategy for Teddy Roosevelt has been reversed by Barack Obama, and will, ipso facto, lead to US strategic decline.”

“This reality has already begun to be proven.”

Friday, November 6, 2009

Karl Marx as Religious Eschatologist

By Murray N. Rothbard (article link)

[…] in his poem "Feelings," dedicated to his childhood sweetheart and later wife, Jenny von Westphalen, Marx expressed both his megalomania and his enormous thirst for destruction:

Heaven I would comprehend

I would draw the world to me;

Loving, hating, I intend

That my star shine brilliantly

and

Worlds I would destroy forever,

Since I can create no world;

Since my call they notice never

Here, of course, is a classic expression of Satan's supposed reason for hating, and rebelling against, God.

In another poem Marx writes of his triumph after he shall have destroyed God's created world:

Then I will be able to walk triumphantly,

Like a god, through the ruins of their kingdom.

Every word of mine is fire and action.

My breast is equal to that of the Creator.

And in his poem "Invocation of One in Despair," Marx writes,

I shall build my throne high overhead,

Cold, tremendous shall its summit be.

For its bulwark — superstitious dread.

For its marshal — blackest agony.[45]

The Satan theme is most explicitly set forth in Marx's "The Fiddler," dedicated to his father.

See this sword?

The prince of darkness

Sold it to me.

and

With Satan I have struck my deal,

He chalks the signs, beats time for me

I play the death march fast and free. 

Comment: For anyone that is trying to understand psychology behind human action in the world today, THIS IS A MUST READ!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The liberal/socialist/communist cabal: The Walking Dead

By Manzikert

What we are seeing today in the US has already happened everywhere else in the West where the process is further developed. Do we see even the beginnings of a reversal outside the US? No we don't. Even the conservative parties outside the US have accommodated themselves to the liberal/socialist/communist state. Their only ambition is to get power to rule the roost and tap the money flow.

I am in sympathy with the tea parties and Middle America's resistance to our side into National Socialism, but I am very pessimistic. The liberal/socialist/communist cabal that rules America, the MSM, government, academia, Hollywood, etc., now rules with an iron fist, and intend to this time (unlike what happened in the 1990's) to completely neutralize or destroy the conservative opposition. They will literally destroy the US to gain total power.

This is what we are up against. It is possible that the 2010 election will be like the 1992 election and throw a large number of demoncrats out of office but the momentum of soon to be passed so-called health care and cap and tax and other legislation will not be derailed, legislation that will put the brakes on expansion of the economy and fuel our descent into a greater depression. And as we fight more violently over a rapidly diminishing economic pie these same elites will ‘save us again’, gaining more control over us and lining their pockets in the process. They are more than willing to sell out America to foreign interests, foreign ideologies, and foreign religions, and to enslave their own people. They are the walking dead, trying to suffocate our spirit. But the joke of history will be on them, they can destroy us but they will certainly destroy themselves.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Dead Government Walking

By: Eric Sprott & David Franklin (article link)

“In case you failed to catch it in our previous articles this year, we thought we’d state it outright for our readers this month: the United States Government is on a trajectory to default on their obligations. In its current financial condition, it will not be able to fund its forecasted budget deficits and unfunded Social Security and Medicare promises on top of its current debt obligations. This isn’t official yet, and we don’t know when the market will react to it, but there is no longer any doubt about the extent of their trajectory. There simply isn’t enough taxing power, value creation or outside capital willing to support its egregious spending.”