~ ITEM: CAROLINE GLICK “Today Hamas stands on the cusp of international acceptance“
~ PROPHETS ARE PESKY critters, because they tend to be right. They see, by grace and wisdom, the signs of the times, and let us know what’s up. Real prophets don’t tell us what we want to hear, what the current chattering classes have decreed, or even their own fevered ntions: they are servants of the truth, costly and unpopular though it may be. Famously, In Homer’s Illiad, the Trojan princess Cassandra tells everybody what’s coming, but they’d all rather not hear. So Troy burns.
In my estimation, Caroline Glick is something of a prophetess– not on religious matters, but on geo-politics. Like any conservative, she can worry and warn too much, or at least according to the signs of the moment, but overall, she’s a worthwhile read, and sees where Israel and her various neighbours are headed.
In her latest article (above, she connects some puzzling and alarming signs in the news: Hamas is almost cool. Obama and Hilary are turning away from Israeli concerns and security: how long until we see a Hamas leader in the Rose Garden? Says Glick: “Today Hamas stands on the cusp of international acceptance. It may take a week or a month or a year, but today Hamas stands where Fatah and the PLO stood in the late 1980s.”
After going through the past and recent detials of the infamously unsuccessful Middle-Eastern “peace-process”, Caroline Glick finally tells us where we are:
“Western leaders are not pursuing peace in these processes. They are pursuing appeasement. They call this appeasement process a peace process for two reasons. First, they know their countrymen don’t like the sound of appeasement. And second, by claiming to be championing the noble goal of peace in our time, they feel free to attack anyone who points out the folly of their actions as a warmongering member of the Israel Lobby.”
A nuclear Iran has little to fear from the Obama Administration if this is where the U.S. State Department and Western Governments are going. That means a nuclear-armed and rightly alarmed Israel will have to act on her own, and take the blame and consequences, because American, EU, and UN diplomacy in the region and towards the defiant Mullahcracy in Tehran has been too little, too late, if not openly appeasing and winking.
Strong people or strong countries do not appease, cringe, whine, nor do they betray promises and friends. Nor do they sell out by selling goodies to the bad guys, to aid and abet their most dangerous aspirations.
Teh POTUS Obama is too busy being a TV-star to really worry about avoiding a new holocaust in the endless Jihad against Israel simply for existing. He figured that his amazing self would simply charm Ahminajihad and Company, like it has the brainwashed Americans who voted for him. And embracing the hearrt of Islamism, The Muslim Brotherhood? This guy is an idiot, a traitor, or both.
Maybe we can ask the TelePrompter to take a kick at the diplomatic process? Couldn’t do much worse, thusfar. ~
1984 – Two Minutes Hate
“The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but, on the contrary, that it was impossible to avoid joining in. A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to torture, to smash faces in with a sledge-hammer, seemed to flow through the whole group of people like an electric current, turning one even against one’s will into a grimacing, screaming lunatic…”
~ ITEM: COMMENTS: Of anonymity, blazing cats and howling hypocrisy.
~ ITEM: NUTTY NUPTIALS NOTICE — Comments
~ WITHOUT REPEATING SOME OF THE viler comments over on a Lefty Blog, or KinsellaIsGod.com, note that never do the leftward commenters ever deal with substance, details, ideological differences, or serious issues. Is that it? All you got is mock, bile, glee, smear? What is this, Grade 2?
I’ve always found Blazing Catfur a mostly useful, thoughtful, and generally fair site (though with a penchant for WarrenK-bashing). Through the many, many posts, BCF touches on most of the big issues facing Canada, freedom, and our troubled world…
.. And the best that the monkey-folk over at Canadian Cynic can do is fling rhetorical caca, hoot, and ill-wish Arnie and Kathy? Seriously: can anybody say ‘Two Minute Hate’?
As I’ve said elsewhere, the whole retro-tribal behaviour of the progressives does them no credit. It’s irrational, unvivilized, ill-willed, juvenile, and politics at its cheapest. No surprises, in that case, that the outer is an Ottawa past-master cheap-shots, and character assassination.
South of the border, the O-House & minions yell “Look at the loudmouth fat guy!” instead of letting people intelligently criticize the new president or his policies. More cheap politics, social engineering, tribalism, and the dumbing down of serious discourse and decency. Opposition = hate; You oppose, THUS You are a hater! See? So simple!
Except that it’s not true, and it’s simplistic tribal-think. Tribes mean dehumanization. Tribes mean a breakdown in common agreement about what we’re doing, and how to get along. Tribes mean us versus them.
Misery Loves Aggravation
Did ya know there are people who say unpleasant things, or even flagrantly assert things I disagree with on the the intertubes? No, it’s true! No kidding. It’s also life… so don’t get your diaper in a wad. If a blogger goes over the top, I write a comment or private e-mail to them. If that’s ‘their schtick’, then I either like it or lump it. Watch, change channels, or turn it off.
From the looks of it, some Can-Progs are like people who pick semi-healed scabs for the pain of it, or who love provocative TV or radio-shows so they can get upset and yell back.
Don’t like Ezra, or Kathy, or Binky, or Steyn? Ignore them. After all, you’ve got most of Western Civilizaton leaning leftwards already.. do you really insist on silencing and shutting up every possible outlet and voice that dares disagree with all-holy progressivism?
The convenient ‘other’; the outside, the unbeliever, the black sheep, the scapegoat, the sin-eater. The not-us of evil. Sounds like pretty old-fashioned nastiness there, despite the usual high-minded smug tone of the Can-Prog bloggers. For teh Can-Progs, conservatives appear to be nothing less or other than sub-human bearers of cooties and evil. And here I thought people was people, walk a mile in their shoes, and all that.
Under the progressives, the utopians, the HRCites, lots of promises are made, lots of talk of diversity, sharing, community, caring, tolerance, nurturing, and other nice-sounding words. The Two Minutes Hate against Arnie and Kathy is the reality, sad to say.. for the crime of online opinions, saucily and defiantly asserted.
- Public Exhibit #1– Screams of “Death To Jews” on the streets of Toronto? Shrugs. Aqsa Parvez? Dodge. Hamas and all their works? Duck. Revelation of HRC sleaze and crimes? Bob, weave. Kinsella antics in public? Studious staring into the distance ensues. Their tribe.
- Public Exhibit #2– Shaidle & CatFur, McMillan, Steyn, Ezra, Harper et al.? Froth, gibber, twitch, rant, squawk, roar, rabid snarling, projectile vomit. Not their tribe.
This is– for Progs and Jihadists and suchlike overthrowers– a giant ideological war to overthrow evil, and the existing order which embodies same. Do or die, take no prisoners, no nastiness too nasty. That’s why Leftists and Jihadists find common cause with each other while they have a common enemy: they both fundamentally hate the West, most of what it stands for, and those who speak out or stick out against the grand march to the Caliphate/ Utopia a-comin’, just around the corner. This is apocalyptic thinking, a profoundly religious and deep-seated impulse and longing for a renewal of all things, even if the content on the one side is Islamic supremacy, and on the other, universal welfare/ groupthink/ all-encompassing nanny-state for all.
Enough with the pod-people behaviour, people. Back to some remedial Humanity 101.
Any questions? ~
~ IF NATIONS GET THE GOVERNMENT they deserve, as he old saying has it, what does the rise of soft-fascistcal Obama and Obamaism says about the state of American politics? Rent or buy Indoctrinate U (2006).. it’s a kick ass & taking names documentary flick by Evan Maloney on the death of the mind and freedom at modern American monoculture universities. If you’re not politically correct, you don’t belong. There’s even deleted scenes, all about terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama-buddy, supporter, and adviser.
Having watched this film, it’s pretty clear why so many university youth voted for Obama. They literally cannot imagine any other choice or idea. ~
~ ITEM: Let the Creep In.
~ ITEM: Jonathan Kay: George Galloway is despicable, but he shouldn’t be prevented from speaking in Canada. [ comments ensue ]
~ SO… BOUGHT & PAID FOR GEORGE GALLOWAY got banned form Canada, and preachifying on his Hamas-loving Israel-bashing Jew-hating views.
Let’s remember: he’s not even Canadian. There is no “right of return” for vile international leftists to come to our Trudeaupian paradise. He can free speech all over Great Britain, as much as he likes, but not here, because of his past views and activities. No.
Puir Wee George?
Some say “Let Him Come”.. I say, this regrettable Scots git has had 20 years of subversive public hate– now to have Can-Progs and soft-Jihadis inviting him to Canada to further their campaign of stealth-nasty? No.. George: your 15+ minutes of fame is over, and now that your British time is up, you’re trying to export your terror-loving self to other venues, to (1) spread the message, and (2) earn more money to funnel to Islamofascism in Britain or Paleostine. Get stuffed, George. No.
It’s a bit like inviting any offshore hate-mongering imam or rabid neo-Hitlerite white supremacist into Canada: we simply don’t need more public fora for such folks: our universities are already full of them. This is the age of the internet, folks– we can get Galloway’s talking points, video, and schtick online in hundreds of thousands of links. Google ‘George Galloway Hamas‘ and fill your boots.
The fact he’s been here before, and that he’s a favourite speaker of the Muslim Brotherhood set lets us know who and what he is. He’s a bad man, who likes bad ideas and hateful & violent groups. Ezra Levant reports that his cancelled trip was actually a fundraiser for Hamas. He’s free to make his choices of friends, views, and causes, And he’s free to not come here, given his previous freedom.
The Left will crow “See? self-appointed free-speech martyrs hate true free speech!” I’ve clearly set limits to free speech on my blog, and taken on those who abuse free speech to attack or silence or marginalize others. If Leftist bloggers truly care about free speech, then let’s see them lead the charge against the HRC abuses, protesting in front of speech-coded politically correct universities, calling for fair balance, the dropping of systemic and systematic bias and double-standards against conservatives [Christians, Jews, pro-lifers, other scum, etc.], and defending their ideological opponents when and where their legitimate rights and freedoms are trampled.
And of course, if you read the NatPost comments, you already see some of Galloway’s supporters warning us about this is a plot of…. The Joooooooos! Don’t worry, Lefty/ Islamos, the vile sewer of Gallowayism is already spewing here.
I’ll gladly publish any differing opinion on the matter.. binks.webelf_at_gmail.com. ~
~ STEYN: THE STORIES WE TELL— “If you missed the CRTC hearings the other week, don’t worry. The exciting plans to annex the Internet to the cheerless wasteland of CanCon enforcement were justified under the usual refrain of Trudeaupian boosterism: We have to create space for Canadians to tell their own stories” …. (steynonline)
~ THE BATTLE OF THE BONUS: THE NEW ENEMY COMBATANTS– The Hopeychanger has a rough week …. (ocregister)
~ MORE STEYN— Vanity Fair’s Michael Wolff – “Barack Obama Is A Terrible Bore” …. (nationalreview)
~ THE EZ on George Galloway …. (ezralevant)
~ EZRA ON Denormalization …. (ezralevant)
~ REVIEW: Shakedown by Ezra Levant …. (girlontheright)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Hey Thanks! Someone bought a book!!; Michael Wolff realizes… Sheesh, the guy is Jimmy Carter; Dr. Sanity on waking up from the romantic dream of Obama; The Anchoress on persecution of religious communities; Always good Binksish material is especially good; The “vulgar” Sarah Palin vs. the suave cool Obama; John McKay, call the Liberal War Room; Conrad Black on Ann Coulter vs. John Moore; The pope’s worst enemies are Catholics– Holy Smoke; Common threads at interesting panel discussion; Ha ha ha ha! Intelligent design expert says “dinosaur” attacks could hurt the Liberals; Journalists– the new grand inquisitors …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ A SERMON on the Christian source of our freedom: Sermon for Fourth Sunday in Lent: A homily on the Feast of St Joseph from The Rev’d David Curry …. (christchurchwindsor.ca)
~ SHAIDLE: Right Wing Radio Review: week of March 16, 2009 …. (examiner)
~ PLUS DE BINKS IN FRENCH! Via the highly esteemed & pressed Point De Basucles (as in balance-, or tipping-point) …. (pointdebasculecanada)
~ VILE & NASTY Canadian Arab Federation gets federal funding cut-off …. (dustmybroom)
~ MICHAEL COREN looks at this week’s media-approved Christian bashing …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SHIRE NETWORK— 157 – Podcast believes the Jihadis when they say they want to kill us …. (snnsite)
~ SCRATCH A Big City Lib …. (sda)
~ SCARY MUSH— “‘Splaining the lefts’ masochistic mindset: In a fairly lengthy piece in the New English Review, the great Ibn Warraq dissects the left’s alarming affection for totalitarians and moral relativism” …. (scaramouche)
~ “DEFAMATION OF RELIGION”: Alan Shanoff on where we’re heading …. (torontosun)
~ HOW LEFTISTS OPERATE— THEFT: CCODP & The Friday Fax– Pacheco: “As many of you know, SoCon or Bust commented on a recent news report linking the Canadian Catholic Organization of Development & Peace to funding pro-abortion groups in Mexico and Bolivia. Apparently, the rot goes further – much further – than we could have possibly imagined, involving many countries around the globe” …. (socon.ca)
~ HATE CRIMES LAWS — fighting bias with fascism: The speech I [Don Feder] never gave …. (walker)
~ A KIND WORD from Ignatieff about free speech …. (rjjago)
~ CATFLEAS— Free speech discussion panel… Update: Deb Gyapong has a post as well …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE PACKWOOD— “When you can no longer write the words you want to write, play the music you want to play, wear the clothes you want to wear, learn the things you want to learn or love the people you want to love then yes the jihadis have already won. That is not only their plan; that is the entirety of their religion. To take all the small pleasures in life and replace them with slavery and rape both here and in the hereafter” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ HOW ABOUT that: turns out the Pope had it right about condoms …. (kennethhynek)
~ BLAND LAND SLAMS THE IMAGINE NATION— Fresh goodness from Wally Keeler …. (poetency.blog)
~ ALBERTA TORIES gear up for human rights code overhaul …. (walkers)
~ IMMIGRATION minister wants fur’ners to talk white …. (rjjago)
~ B-NAI BRITH feels the sting of mediocre bureaucracy …. (walkers)
~ “MR. BEAN” Star Urges House of Lords to Protect Free Speech Clause in “Anti-Homophobia” Law …. (lifesitenews)
~ TEH HYNEK— “Or: why it is unwise to infuriate a devout Catholic convert” …. (kennethhynek)
~ THE OTHER SURGE: Canadian Casualties – Update …. (cjunk.blog)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “My neologism/acronym: Announcing a new name for the self-loathing Jews–Noam, Naomi, Norman, Avi, Abe, Jason, etc., etc., etc.–who are serving as the handmaidens for Israel’s destruction, the final Final Solution. I call them JuJis–the Jihad’s useful Jewish idiots” …. (scaramouche)
~ BRAZILLIAN Social Engineers Impose Their “Reproductive Justice” on Raped Girl and Family …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ BRO-MANCE DOWN! “And speaking of a fine “bromance”…: The long-standing love affair between an Official Jew and a bespoke Islamist appears to have run into a bit of a snag. Oh, sure, when the subject was their mutual regard for state censorship via HRCs or for a wacky Wahhabi king’s Bamboozle the Jews “twinning” scam, it was all “I love you, man.” But when the object of the Jew’s affection couldn’t keep a lid on his flagrant Zionhass, the Jew felt compelled to draw the line” …. (scaramouche)
~ CELEBRATING diversity, progressive style …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ PROMINENT Ugandan AIDS Activist Thanks Pope for Opposition to Condoms …. (catholicexchange)
~ LIBERAL blogger smears Ann Althouse as ‘anti-Semitic’ …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ BLACK SHORTS clash in Calgary.. Kate @SDA: “When The Nazis Show Up To Protest The Communists. You’re supposed to pray for an asteroid, not pick a favourite” …. (dustmybroom)
~ AS WORLD TEMPERATURES drop, this year, more than ever, people have to do their bit to offset looney greens practicing for their pre-industrial nirvana …. (jaycurrie)
~ CATFUR— “Oh no found out by the Jackal… Yup time to come clean, it is I. Have I felt it unethical to blog anonymously?” The Binks comments; Ever wondered how to blog anonymously?; JayCurrie: “Incognito” …. (Various)
Obama’s “Please Love Me” Tour 2008-2012
~ BOOM, BABY! Iowahawk made my day. PS: Special Olympians can speak without teleprompters-the same cannot be said about the President of the United States of America …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ NEW PRESIDENT Obama embracing and legitimizing the Muslim Brotherhood …. (creepingsharia)
~ THE PERPETUAL Campaign starts to get creepy …. (redstate.com)
~ JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU— Iran’s supreme leader dismisses Obama overtures …. (theglobeandmail)
~ OBER ALLES! Obama: his ‘drafted’ Young Pioneers? …. (politicalbeachgirl.blog)
~ GETS A CLUE ALERT: “Obama complains that some released from Gitmo have rejoined the jihad” …. (jihadwatch)
~ BREAKING NEWS: President Obama’s filming for cameo role in 24 will not interfere with his appearance on American Idol …. (pundita.blog)
~ THERE IS AN ENTIRE mini-industry of Limbaugh monitors…’ writes The Other McCain …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ FROM HUGO’S LIPS To Obama’s Ear …. (smalldeadanimals)
~ UPPITY RETARD ALERT! “Special Olympics bowler decides he isn’t going to take any lip from the president” …. (dustmybroom)
~ HUGH HEWITT— “Today is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, and my Townhall.com column focuses on the president’s “joke” from Thursday night in relation to the day”; and “One of the many e-mails I received concerning the president’s Special Olynpics “joke” …. (hughhewitt)
~ THE PUNDITA— “This economic crisis was no ‘Black Swan’ event. Many saw clearly what was coming, years in advance, and knew it had to happen sure as rain” …. (pundita.blog)
~ A GLORIOUS THING to behold: Victor Davis Hanson, righteously indignant, and on a tear …. (scaramouche)
~ STICKLESS and stoneless: William Kristol, like me, is disgusted by Obama’s snivelling YouTube performance …. (scaramouche)
~ OBAMA swings and misses …. (jaycurrie)
~ OBAMA HAS MADE overture after overture to Iran, and Khamenei says that he has “insulted the Islamic Republic of Iran from the first day.” …. (JiWa)
~ THE MESSIAH, who seems incapable of public speaking without the crutch of a Teleprompter, apparently wasn’t aware that the presidency requires both domestic and foreign policy work …. (brain-terminal.com)
~ A NEW PLAGUE: The Financial Pandemic …. (karmasurfer.blog)
~ DOING THE MATH: 40% of Americans are Slaves to the Other 60% …. (brain-terminal.com)
~ ARE YOU a conservative Christian who “clings to guns” and the American flag? Well, then, you might be a terrorist …. (MaD)
~ TONGUEBATH? UN urges Obama to talk to all of the Taliban, not just “moderates” …. (jihadwatch)
~ HMMMM— Obama admin files motion to dismiss sharia-promoting lawsuit against AIG. An U.S. President: a bargain at $103k …. (creepingsharia)
~ ‘BAMA-SPEAK: Homeland Security Secretary Replaces ‘Terrorism’ With the Term ‘Man-Caused Disaster’ …. (creepingsharia)
~ FATHER Zakaria Botros on “The perverse sexual habits of the Prophet” Part IV …. (JiWa)
~ CAROLINE GLICK: “Today Hamas stands on the cusp of international acceptance” …. (carolineglick.com)
~ WOMAN AS SLAVES: “If I said it once, I said a thousand times … Islam is anathema to our Western Way of Life” …. (cjunk.blog)
~ TRAITOR-POTUS: Obama vs. Veterans …. (brain-terminal.com)
~ AUSTRALIA: Muslim university students demand Muslims-only prayer rooms …. (JiWa)
~ DHIMMITUDE in Norway: Iranian dissident asked to remove Qur’an exhibition …. (JiWa)
~ PRIEST RABBI UK jihadist: All homosexuals should be stoned to death …. (JiWa)
~ YEMEN TIMES: Jihad is a duty! …. (creepingsharia)
~ TARGET ISRAEL: “Major” bombing attempt fails at Haifa mall …. (JiWa)
~ ATTACKS against Christians in the Indian state of Orissa are continuing despite reassurances from the Indian Government …. (MaD)
~ UK MUSLIM THREATENS postmaster who refused to serve customers who couldn’t speak English, postmaster moved to undisclosed location …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ DELIGHTFUL Pakistan: Woman set ablaze by husband dies. And police fail to arrest husband …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ A RESPONSE to the Critics: Taqiyya Revisited (Part II) …. (creepingsharia)
~ VIDEO: Kidnapped Canadian pro-jihad journalist pleads for help. Irony sucks …. (dustmybroom)
~ AL-Q WELL ENTRENCHED in UK, directly recruiting Muslims at street level – report …. (JiWa)
~ A NEW FITNA-LIKE, Anti-Islamization Movie Coming Soon …. (creepingsharia)
~ GREECE: Iranian group threatens to murder ex-Muslim Christian pastors …. (jihadwatch.org)