Throw it in Reverse

unityI hear the phrase “reverse racism” and “reverse discrimination” thrown around a lot.  If I’m honest with myself, which I usually am, I’d admit it makes no sense whatsoever to me.  How is racism reversed?  If a white man calls a black man the N word, it’s racist.  If a black man calls a white man a “cracker”, it’s also racist (also notice how I can say cracker, but not…yep, you noticed.)  What, exactly, makes one of those scenarios qualify to be considered reverse racism?  These questions are rhetorical mind you, I know the answer, and I’m going to clue you in.  See, in America we have been indoctrinated into thinking that true racism is only white on _______ (insert preferred color/race here).  The white man has been holding the “whatever-color-the-liberals-want-votes-from-and-thus-convince-to-believe-they’re-victims” down.  Typically, according to Obama who is about as far left as you can lean without falling over (although he has been losing his balance of late.  I’m sure you noticed when he had his little health care reform press conference the other day.  Someone definitely did act stupidly) it’s the hispanics and blacks.  Now, have they had a lot of crap to deal with?  Sure, but who gets blamed for the low education levels and poor living conditions of some blacks and hispanics?  Who else?  White America.  White America….I don’t get that phrase either, last time I checked we had reds and yellows, blacks and whites.  I don’t care what percentage of which is here, America is an assimilation of everyone everywhere.  I for one could care less what color someone is.  Call me crazy but I judge a person by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.  The blame game the liberals and other leftists perpetuate in this country has led some to feel that racism is one sided.  That somehow it’s unidirectional.  This mindset has brought about this “reverse” culture which I believe is bogus.  Racism is evil no matter where it came from or where it’s directed.  It’s a product of blaming everyone around us for failings or under achievements and the result of the hidden evil of diversity.  Diversity is the very antithesis of America.  The very antithesis of unity.  Diversity separates and empowers through victimization and entitlement.  Bringing only specific groups together to rise up against other groups that don’t appreciate their differences.  Unity unites us despite our differences, it embraces us without regard to any characterizations.  We are one.  The fallacy of reverse racism only continues the belief that racism is a one way street and that it has an epicenter.  One could argue that the idea of racism originating from the white man is itself, racist.  Is there such a thing as reverse hatred?  What about reverse lying? Reverse cruelty?  No of course not.  We understand these things to be universal.  Anyone can hate, or lie, or be cruel to anyone else.  If the other person does it back, it’s the original act, it’s not “reversed.”  The honest conclusion is that there is no such thing as reverse racism or reverse discrimination and it’s evil no matter where it comes from.

Something to Hide

Did you hear about Obama and how people are skeptical about whether he is a natural born citizen or not?  Yeah, of course you have.  The libs are annoyed, obviously.  Anytime anyone questions anything legit about him, they freak.  How dare we question the messi….uhh president.  Is it just me, or could this whole issue be utterly and completley silenced with a simple “Hey guys, here’s my birth certificate!  My actual vault copy birth certificate!  See here?  I was born in America, so shut up already!”  Simple.  So, why hasn’t he done it?  The BEST he’s come up with is a digital copy.  I’ve got Photoshop too, want to be born in Paris?  I can make it happen.

There is a very real probability that he’s hiding something.  Think about it!  It’s very simple to shut up the right-wing nuts, just show us a real vault copy birth certificate.  I know it wouldn’t please all of us, some would claim “Well he took so long to show it, he was probably getting this fake one made to pass off as an original.”  There may be some grain of validity behind that but for me, I’d be satisfied.  If I walked into my local 7-Eleven to pick up a six pa…uh, stimulus package…I’d be asked for my ID.  Would a simple “Don’t worry, I’m over 21, here’s a picture of my ID on my phone here, see?  No worries.” pass?  Nope, they want the real deal.  What makes this any different?  I’m honestly asking, WHY would someone ignore something as important as this?  He would be constitutionally ineligible to continue serving as President and on top of that, all the decisions he’s made would be null and void.  Wow, think of how much bluer the sky would look if that came to be reality.  But the question of why is definitely something to think about.  Showing us the birth certificate is simple and would end it all.  So, why not do it?  Why ignore it?  Why pass it off as nonsense, unless he’s truly got something to hide.  What do you think?

What? More Double Standards?!?

I know, I know, I just wrote on double standards not that long ago, but it’s happening again.  There really isn’t much to say about this one as it’s pretty much self explanatory.  Remember Senator Barbara Boxer’s rant against Brigadier General Michael Walsh?  No spin, no opinion, just the facts:

During a hearing before her Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, she scolded the Brigadier General for, of all things, calling her “ma’am” instead of “senator.”  Apparently she was offended by it.  He started to answer one of her questions by saying “ma’am” but didn’t get to finish his statement, she interrupted with:

“You know, do me a favor.  Could you say ‘senator’ instead of ‘ma’am?  It’s just a thing, I worked so hard to get that title, so I’d appreciate it, yes, thank you.”

According to the guide Military Protocol: Uniformed Services General Walsh was perfectly respectful in addressing her as ma’am, something he would do for someone of a higher rank than himself.  For her to spew such an invective and scold him in public like she did was very disrespectful and showed no class.  And as the future would show, it’s not something she’s consistent in demanding.  One wonders why she would demand to be called Senator by the Brigadier General but not this next gentleman.

During an Environmental Public Works Committee meeting on “green” jobs, there is an exchange between Senator Barbara Boxer and chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry Alford.  Rush Limbaugh summed up the exchange (which I will post shortly) this way:

Now, let me translate here what’s happening.  The National Black Chamber of Commerce is  not all sold on this “green” energy business, and Barbara Boxer at the Environment and Public Works Committee, a hearing on “green” jobs, starts quoting all these other black groups while the witness at the time is the chairman of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Harry Alford.  So she starts talking about the CEO of 100 Black Men of Atlanta and then the NAACP support, and how vital that is, and this guy’s offended by this. He said, “Other groups over me, other blacks over me? Why don’t you talk about Asians? It’s racial.”  She’s clearly stunned by this, Barbara Boxer is not used to people calling her a racist.

Now, regardless of the topic and the racial overtones of her talking points, I want you to watch the video and count how many times he called her ma’am, and then count how many time she demanded he call her senator instead.

By my count, he addressed her 4 times as “ma’am” instead of Senator, something she was previously upset about in the hearing with the Brigadier General.  So why the double standard?  I’m telling you, and I’ve been telling you, liberals are always showing their true colors.  Always showing these double standards.  Stay posted to my blogs, there’s bound to be more of the same and I will keep showing liberals for what they are.

My Inner Struggle

Recently I was suffering from an internal conflict, an inner struggle, if you will.  It’s been said that I should “Take up a concern.”  When I asked exactly what they meant, I was informed that I need to pick something to “aggressively support”, like animal rights or environmentalism.  Something positive for society.  Apparently trying to rid the world of sissy liberals and spineless moderates doesn’t count.  There’s no real conservative movement, pick something real!  So I almost thought about entertaining the idea of fasting before making this earth shattering life changing decision.  Ultimately it came down to the fact that that would have been asinine to do so I simply decided to take their advice and just pick one of those two: animal rights or environmentalism.  The conflict within myself was almost unbearable.  Almost.  I mean this is serious!  I could ultimately change the course of history with this paradigm shifting position I was about to take.  On the one hand, animals have had such a positive impact on every facet of society that it would be undeniably crucial to ensure their survival for our own kind to flourish.  On the other hand, as harmful and destructive as we have been to the environment with our increasing carbon footprints and the utter disregard for the deity that is nature, I felt compelled to reverse the damage and make amends for the insensitive disrespect we have shown toward our Mother earth.  In the end, I chose environmentalism.  So, in an effort to appease the earth god, I shall exponentially increase my consumption of animal flesh in an attempt to slow down the negative effects of animal produced carbon emissions.  Sorry PETA, but dead animals can’t fart and I must do something!  Also, due to what some scientists claim to be “stabilizing temperatures”, the monumentally important Global Warming movement has suffered a setback.  In order to help this problem and give a boost to this very important issue, I will personally be dumping radioactive materials into the oceans in an effort to raise their temperatures, increase co2 release from the warming waters, and thus increasing global temperatures.  This effort, I believe, will get the Global Warming movement back on track so we can then lower co2 emissions and end Global Warming.  If both these actions seem counterproductive and ironic, it’s because they are.  But hey, I’m an environmentalist now, it’s what I do.  So thank you for encouraging me to search for something really worth while to spend my time on.  It’s been an enlightening experience and I only hope I can bring more to my cause for this is truly where real change needs to be.

Helen Grover: “We are banned for life”

I just read an interview transcript from the Glenn Beck Show via his website.  Apparently, Helen Grover of 920 WHJJ in Providence RI had a float with some Tea Party protesters in the July 4th parade that took place in Bristol.  She was banned for life from the parade because someone affilitated with her and the Tea Party group was passing out little pocket Constitutions to parade goers.  This is crazy!  Seriously, it’s the 4th of July, a time we celebrate our independence and we can’t share our founding documents with fellow Americans?  Is it any surprise at all that the people running the parade are liberals?  No, didn’t think so.  So here’s the transcript of the interview in it’s entirety.  I got this directly from Glenn Becks website, you may see the original here.

GLENN: Helen Glover is with us from our affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, 920 WHJJ. Helen, tell me about the tea party that happened this July 4th?

CALLER: Good morning, Glenn. Well, you know, the tea party movement’s growing across the country and certainly here in Rhode Island, one of the most liberal states in the union, there’s really been a real grassroots effort to get this tea party going. One April 15th and another one in June and then we put together a float for the Bristol Fourth of July parade which by the way is the oldest parade in the country. And it was pretty much made clear to the Rhode Island tea party association that they weren’t wanted in the parade to begin with and

GLENN: Why?

CALLER: Well, because apparently we’re a subversive group, Glenn. We’re on the terror watch list.

GLENN: Hang on, I’m looking at the picture. I’m looking at the picture. This is from the HJJ website. Is that the picture of everybody dressed in colonial clothes that looks like a giant boat?

CALLER: Yeah, it’s actually the British slip the beaver that was ransacked by the colonists they Boston tea party in 1773. Now, we were told that we could not dress as Indians. I don’t know why because the original colonists dressed as Indians. They said we could not do that. So we said, fine, we’ll dress as patriots.

GLENN: Hold it, hold it. Is there a possibility that I mean, let’s take a wild guess here on why you couldn’t because it would be offensive to Native Americans?

CALLER: Well, I’m sure that was the reason. However, there were other floats with other people in the parade that were dressed as Indians. Some of them are legitimate Native Americans but others were not. But that, you know, the stipulation was only put on our float.

GLENN: Huh.

CALLER: Oh, it gets better.

GLENN: Okay.

CALLER: I asked for a PA system. I said, you know, because let’s face it, they are looking for a reason to kick is out of the parade. So let’s just have a PA system on the boat and play on the float and pay patriotic music because you can’t go wrong with that, right? I thought.

GLENN: Right.

CALLER: Then we were told we couldn’t have a PA system on the boat.

GLENN: Why?

CALLER: No reason given, but

GLENN: I’m sure all of the other floats, none of them had a PA system.

CALLER: All of the other floats if they wanted them had them.

GLENN: That’s a different parade. I’m sure you are thinking of a different parade.

CALLER: That’s right. Well, of course, we were also told we couldn’t throw tea bags off the float because that’s dangerous. It could put an eye out.

GLENN: Well, if they had knives in the tea bags. They don’t know. Maybe you had some of those Chinese death stars.

CALLER: Exactly.

GLENN: They were and you were throwing the tea bags out like that. They didn’t know.

CALLER: Even wet a tea bag’s not going to cause bodily harm.

GLENN: Hang on just a second because I know that I have been in parades before where you are not supposed to throw out candy because it’s dangerous because people run to the street and then they, you know, get hit by a, you know, a giant float.

CALLER: Completely understandable. Completely understandable and that is in the regulation that the tea party, the application that they signed and agreed to those rules, that’s fine. We adhere to those rules.

GLENN: Okay. So did anybody else throw things at them?

CALLER: Of course they did. Of course they did. Lollipops off one float, flyers announcing a roller derby schedule. There were flyers to and again I can understand if they don’t want somebody soliciting during a parade but there was one dairy that was allowed to hand out information if you want to sign up for home delivery of milk, eggs and the like. Apparently that was okay.

GLENN: What wasn’t okay? Did you throw the tea bags at people?

CALLER: No. We didn’t know.

GLENN: What was the problem?

CALLER: Glenn, I’m a rule follower and I made that very clear when I got involved with the parade and the float. I said, I don’t want to be the reason you are thrown out. I obey the rules. That’s just one of those quirks I have. So I said I’m not going to do anything that’s against the rules. So we didn’t throw anything off that float.

GLENN: And you didn’t dress as Indians.

CALLER: I didn’t dress as an Indian

GLENN: And you didn’t have a sound system.

CALLER: But they gave us a bullhorn. And that was my other fear, Glenn, because I tend to be, kind of like you, I sometimes am not politically correct, especially on my show.

GLENN: Sure.

CALLER: So I said, you know what, maybe the safest thing is for me not to use that bullhorn. So I gave it to a few other people but they really

GLENN: That was a mistake.

CALLER: Well, they thought maybe reading some quotes from the founding fathers. But, you know, you are going along a parade route with a bullhorn. That’s not the same as a PA system. You are not going to be able to understand, you know, something that Ben Franklin said that’s maybe a couple of sentences long. So I thought, okay, maybe simply reciting the “Pledge of Allegiance” keeping out the subversive line one nation under God. And I thought, you know what, I’m just going to stick to real quick bullet points. You are going by in a parade, people only have a couple of seconds to absorb something. So I said something that came from the house of parliament when one of the British politicians said, “Quite frankly, sir, you’ve run out of our money.” I thought that’s a good one, no more taxes, we’ve been taxed enough, hold your elected officials to a higher standard, make them accountable. That was the kind of stuff I said.

GLENN: This is crazy. Stu, crazy. I mean, Helen is crazy.

CALLER: Radical stuff.

PAT: Crazy talk.

GLENN: How are you not in handcuffs?

CALLER: Well, strange as it seems when I found out we were kicked out of the parade the first thing I said was oh, no. And Marina Peterson who was the first one who got the call on this was told it wasn’t because of something I said which I’m relieved at although, you know, I can stand behind anything I said. I made sure it was not political. We were thrown out of the parade because a gentleman who was not on the float, by the way, had been walking up and down the parade route for about an hour and a half with his 10 year old, 11 year old son handing out little pocket you’ve probably seen them, little pocket guide of the Constitution Bill of Rights.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh!

CALLER: Yes.

GLENN: What, are you crazy? That thing is so ancient and distorted. I mean, it was an updated version of the Constitution, wasn’t it? It wasn’t like I didn’t include, like, the preamble and all the other stuff.

CALLER: No, unfortunately it was the whole shebang, the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

GLENN: Oh, jeez.

STU: That’s extremism. Do we have a warrantless wiretap?

GLENN: Hold on just a second. Are we tracing the call? We are tracing the call? Just stay on the line with me. Just talk to me. So what else is happening?

CALLER: I think the Secret Service are at the door right now.

GLENN: So they kicked you out because you were handing out the Constitution.

CALLER: I believe, Glenn, the words were, “Don’t even bother wasting the stamp for an application next year. You are…” and not just kicked out, Glenn. We are banned for life. It’s like double secret probation in Animal House. We are banned.

GLENN: The oldest parade in the country.

CALLER: You got it.

GLENN: For the Fourth of July.

CALLER: Banned for life.

GLENN: You are banned for life.

CALLER: Yep.

GLENN: For handing out… the Fourth of July parade… the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

CALLER: Yeah. They said

GLENN: What is the name of the organization that does this little parade?

CALLER: It is the Bristol Fourth of July parade committee. And believe me, that is a group that you know what, that is ironclad. Apparently they can make law, enforce it and you have no recourse.

GLENN: Stu, could you get a hold of the I tell you what

CALLER: Good luck.

GLENN: Have one of the producers at Fox get a hold of them and let them know that we would love to hear the explanation of this.

CALLER: Yeah, good luck. Good luck.

GLENN: Oh, no, no, no. Make sure they know if they don’t appear on the show, somebody will appear for them.

CALLER: (Laughing).

GLENN: Can you do that?

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: And report back to me tomorrow. Hopefully they can find it in their schedule in the next couple of days. Helen, thank you for bringing this to our attention. You stay in touch with me and I’ll let you know. I’ll let you know because we’ll open up the show at any time they can be on to tell us because they must have had a good excuse.

CALLER: Oh, absolutely, yes.

GLENN: And I’m sure America would love to hear it and I sure would because I can’t trust you, Helen.

CALLER: Oh, no.

GLENN: You are a crazy woman.

CALLER: Absolutely.

GLENN: You were dressed up in colonial garb on a big boat in a Fourth of July parade, you know. Next thing you know, you’ll be dressing up like an Indian. We can’t trust you. So we’ll get a hold of the parade people and we’ll keep you up to speed on this.

What do you think?  Do you think this is an isolated incident of do you think incidents like this will grow in number and become more extreme?

Excavating Truth

Paul Emile Botta, a French born archaeologist, is credited with unearthing the 741 acre Assyrian capital Dur-Sharrukin (“Fortress of Sargon”), present day Khorsabad.  In December 1842 he began excavation at a site in Nineveh east of the Tigris.  It wasn’t until shortly after March 1843, when moving to a more favorable location did he make his first find.  Not very far under the surface, he struck the top of a wall.  After digging a trench along the wall, he found himself in an enormous room.  Many more discoveries would be made including many extravagant statues which later got sent to Paris.  Some are on display in the Louvre and British Museum.  Prior to this discovery, very little was written or know about the Assyrians.  Only vague accounts of classical historians and a few biblical references.  And the only reference to this unknown king, Sargon, was by the Hebrew prophet Isaiah.

Isaiah 20:1  “In the year that Tartan came to Ashdod, when Sargon the king of Assyria sent him, and he fought against Ashdod and took it,”

Victor Place, Botta’s successor, discovered 14 inscribed barrel cylinders with historical records.  In Sargons records was a description of his defeat of Ashdod, as was mentioned in the verse:

“Azuri, king of Ashdod, also planned in his heart not to pay tribute, and among the kings of his neighborhood disseminated hatred of Assyria.  On account of the evil he had done I cut off his lordship over the people of his land.  In the anger of my hear, the mass of my army I did not muster.  I did not assemble my whole camp  With only my usual bodyguard I marched against Ashdod; I besieged it, and I conquered it.  I took as spoil his gods, his wife, his songs, his daughters, his possessions, the treasures of his palace, together with the people of his land.”

I find it very interesting how “unreliable” and “false” the Scriptures are, yet the very existence of Sargon was unknown except from the Bible, and low and behold, he was real.  Don’t be so quick to pass judgement on the Scriptures!

Please sir, I want some more

PleaseMayIHaveSomeMoreMost of us are familiar with that one liner from Oliver Twist.  Sitting at the table Oliver has already recieved his meal but longs for more.  So he stands up, walks over, and asks “Please sir, I want some more.”  We should have the same hunger for wisdom from God that Oliver had for food from the server.  We should stand up, seek God, and ask “Please sir, I want some more.”  Proverbs 1:20-21 says “Wisdom calls aloud outside; She raises her voice in the open squares.  She cries out in the chief concourses, at the openings of the gates in the city She speaks her words:”  Wisdom does call out to us be we must be listening, and accept it willingly.  Wisdom is very valuable.  That value is mentioned in chapter 2 verses 1-6 “My son, if you receive my words, and treasure my commands within you, so that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasure; Then you will understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.  For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;”  It’s important to note that wisdom in Proverbs is not intellectual knowledge but “skill” in handling the issues of everyday life.  This skill is based above all on a healthy fear of God.  This fear or respect for God:

  1. – “is the beginning of knowledge” or “wisdom” (1:7; see also 9:10; and Job 28:28)
  2. – imparts confidence and life (14:26-27; 19:23)
  3. – produces contentment (15:16)
  4. – saves from evil (16:6)
  5. – brings riches and honor (22:4) *1

Proverbs 1:8 says “My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother;” Now, I’m not a parent, but I get the feeling that this trying to convey that fathers should be seeking wisdom, knowledge, and understanding for God in order to pass them down to their children and chapters 1-9 of Proverbs offer many great instructions for young people.  Giving great advice to offer children such as:

1:10-19  A father is telling his son not to participate in the activities of sinners.  15 “My son, do not walk in the way with them, keep your foot from their path”

2: 1-9  He tells his son to listen to him and that if he would only listen out for wisdom, and truly seek it, he will find it.

There are many other verses throughout chapters 1-9 that are great for fathers and their sons!  We can also apply the same to our own lives.  I encourage everyone, no matter where you go today, tomorrow, this week, or the next to listen out for wisdom and keep a sharp eye for the enemy of wisdom, that is, folly (9:13-18).  I leave you with this verse, make it your verse to remember. 1 Corinthians 6:12  “All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.”  Listen for wisdom, pray for understanding, and apply truth to your daily lives.