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Is America Brain Dead? (or – just buried in denial?)

October 20, 2008

I just finished watching the second installment of the one-hour program about Obama.  I was happy they brought out some of the information I have found and written about, and even more grateful the program offered new information – the only person referenced I had not found out about is Frank Marshall Davis, communist, anti-American and life-long mentor to Obama. 


It is truly mind-boggling that there is anyone in this country who is not at the very least skeptical, more rightly, outraged and/or terrified – about Obama having been nominated, much less with a good shot at the Presidency!  How can Americans watch and listen to the many reports on Obama and not be afraid?  I simply do not understand – there has likely never been a time in our history when a candidate for President has had so much negative information surrounding him.  Never before has anyone been exposed for such radical beliefs and associations as Obama.  Never before has one with so little validation of their past campaigned much less been nominated.  We can’t even verify his birth place!  He refuses to say what hospital he was born in, or to provide a hospital-issued birth certificate! 


There is only one other president whose dark history should have prevented him from taking office, but the facts about him did not come out till he left office!  We have the advantage of knowledge, and numerous analysts, reporters, and private citizens have dug deep to find answers to the list of questions that persist about this man. 


I believe at first everyone was taken with his ‘presentation’ and words.  I know I was.  But when basic information was avoided, when questions were not answered, or when lies were given – why haven’t most Americans stopped and said WHAT?  It’s not all yet known but more than enough is known to make this man the most frightening threat to our democracy ever. 


My questions are – when did so many Americans turn socialist?  When did so many people start embracing Marxism?  When did so many of us lower our standards of evaluation and merit to accept scandal, radicalism, and lies as the benchmark upon which to choose?  When did experience become passé and inconsequential for a new President?  When did denial become the foundation of thought? 


The day will come – perhaps too late – when people will finally accept all that has been told as fact, and they will feel betrayed.  The day may come when their betrayal becomes outrage and they scream for justice.  But there will be no justice that can possibly match the deceit and betrayal, or the damage done. 


Contrary to Roosevelt’s comment, we DO have MUCH to FEAR besides FEAR – a long list actually:  mediocrity, Big Brother, loss of most all freedoms if not all, equality in reduction of quality of life, government providing (and government taking), radical thought prevailing over common sense, manipulation, control of communication, rampant crime, decline of education, inflation, out of control spending, increased taxes (yes, get real people), broken promises, and control of free speech (no criticism of the administration). 


In case this does not sound familiar, it is the state of Marxism – a ‘new’ form but more distasteful and disastrous!  I refer you to the Cloward Piven Strategy – google it – there you will find what is ahead (it is the common denominator between Obama and his buddies and favored organizations)


Rev. Wright  — preaches anti-Americanism, Obama in church for 20 years, close friends

Ralia Odinga – cousin, Kenyan Muslim and PM, murderer/terrorist


(photo of post-election violence, part of the genocide and terrorizing conducted by Odinga)


Frank Marshall Davis – Communist poet, radical anti-American and life-long mentor

Rezko – real estate developer in prison for fraud, forgery and more; from Middle East

Bill Ayres / Bernadine Dohrn — radical domestic terrorists with current radical agenda – Marxist – education agenda to promote radical racial activism, communist theory

Khalid Al Monsour – anti-American/anti-Jewish, tied to most heavy hitters in Middle East (former Black Panther, counsels Saudi Royal Family)  (aka Don Warden)

Rev. Pflager – radical pastor preaching anti-Americanism

Louis Farrakhan – anti-American/anti-Jewish, head of Nation of Islam

NUMEROUS staff employees who are members of the Nation of Islam (radical anti-American org)

Rashid Khalidi – former PLO and Arafat aide, praised by Obama as recently as 2003

Saul Alinsky – father of community organizer activism – wrote Rules for Radicals (see below)

Mohammed Hasan Chandoo – from Pakistan, wealthy, college roommate of Obama, now manages online donations for Obama

Percy Sutton – millionaire radical community activist in NY, helped get Obama into Harvard

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal – Saudi Royal – anti-American (blamed US for 9/11), offered $10 million to Giuliani with demands of US govt. Giuliani found repugnant; partner with Al Monsour, reported to have financially backed Obama (puppet?)


This is a partial list of people who have been in and around Obama some extended period of years, from 10 to 35.  They all share commonalities – radicalism, anti-Americanism, and layers of similar connections with others, as well as with each other.  I ask YOU – how many extreme radicals or anti-Americans do YOU KNOW?  How many do your friends know?  My guess is NONE.


It should be noted that there are over 2 million ‘donors’ that Obama has refused to disclose, with many oddities about the contributions (notably donations made in odd numbers such as $4102.36), which suggests conversion from foreign currency.  Some records have been investigated, and it is estimated that between $31 million and $64 million has come from foreign sources, and depending on other factors, it could be as much as $150 million.  You can bet that there would be many ‘strings’ attached to that foreign money.


While Alinsky died before Obama came to Chicago, Alinsky’s theories and agenda form the basis of the Black Panthers, SDS, American Communists and all other radical organizations.  In his prologue of Rules for Radicals he states:


“There’s another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevski said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution. To bring on this reformation requires that the organizer work inside the system, among not only the middle class but the 40 per cent of American families – more than seventy million people – whose income range from $5,000 to $10,000 a year [in 1971]. They cannot be dismissed by labeling them blue collar or hard hat. They will not continue to be relatively passive and slightly challenging. If we fail to communicate with them, if we don’t encourage them to form alliances with us, they will move to the right. Maybe they will anyway, but let’s not let it happen by default.”[4]

There is a nutshell is the core of Obama’s approach, making allowances for changes from 1971 to 2008.

Well, I guess if so many people are in such denial and vote this guy into office, then the country is getting what it deserves. 








DEBATE – The Implications

October 16, 2008

The debates are over – mercifully.  There is no question that John McCain is not an orator.  He has not had training and his mannerisms don’t do him any favors.  Obama is smooth – slick – glib – cool.  So what does it all mean?  First of all, McCain speaks from the heart, I truly believe that.  He will FIGHT for all Americans and for this country’s future.  He is less effective in conveying his message than is Obama.

Obama with all his slickness, coolness and glibness, remains a huge risk.  I am of course biased as a result of my research.  But I am going to stick with his comments and his ‘plan’ and not delve into his background, for the purpose of these comments.  I would like to say that I found his smirks and snickering at just about every comment made by McCain to be arrogant, disrespectful, and very childish.  It reminded me of a teacher confronting an obnoxious teen, giving him or her a firm dressing down.  The teen laughs, shrugs shoulders and essentially blows the teacher off. 

Obama proposes taxation increases – in all categories (business, inheritance, death, capital gains etc.)  Last night he squarely placed a target on the backs of small business owners, represented by Joe the Plumber.  What is clear is that a person with a small business who desires to expand (hire more employees, sell more product or service, open an additional location, acquire more equipment to increase production) will find themselves hit hard by increased taxes.  If you have been able to do $250,000 a year in business (which as gross sales is not much), and you want to strive for $500,000 in gross sales.  You need to do one or more of the items listed to increase annual numbers.  What will happen is that with each employee you add, your tax rate will go up.  It will continue to go up with the addition of each person.   You will find yourself having to cut back, lay people off, because an increase of $50,000 in taxes equals one employee. 

This approach to taxation sends a clear message that if you work hard, do well, achieve financial success, you will be penalized.  Moreover, your work, investment of time and money, the work of your employees, and all the sacrifices you had to make along the way, will now have some portion of it all allocated to the poor.  It sounds nice, compassionate.  But is it fair?  I do not think so.  Contrary to what the Bible teaches, all men are not created equal in their ability to work and generate income.  Some people are lazy.  Some people do not have the temperment to work for themselves.  Some people are not blessed with sufficient IQ, while others did not apply themselves when in school.  Of the full range of poor, there is a percentage who are simply incapable – due to physical, mental, or circumstancial situations.

There is NOTHING positive to be gained by giving yet more handouts to those who are generational welfare recipients.  They are not likely to ever get off the dole because that is all they know.  We already foster the condition, so why make it worse, at the expense of small business people?

Contrary to what Obama says, couples who earn over $45,000 WILL be taxed higher.  Singles who earn over $32,000 will be taxed higher.  If you think that Obama can give you ‘free’ health care, and all the other promised programs without across-the-board tax increases, you are living in a cloud. 

Redistribution of wealth is the Communist ‘way’ – except that as with Communists, those in power had plenty of money and all it buys, and then there was everyone else.  Essentially what is good for the goose (who promises to lay the golden egg), is not good for the gander (everyoen else). 

One of the best and more relevant sayings that fit this situation is “TALK IS CHEAP”   Obama can say anything, claim anything, promise anything, deny anything – it costs him nothing, assures him that many will believe him, and in turn that he can get elected.  But when it’s time for the pedal to hit the metal, you can be assured that all the talk will evaporate, and we will be left with excuses, explanations of ‘why not’ and evaporation of all promises. 

If you buy into what Obama promises, you will be in for a huge shock and disappointment.  It may be that he believes what he is telling us.  It may be that he believes it can all be done (despite economists who have run the numbers and say it’s impossible).  But our economic situation is such that any of his promises are impossible.

McCain on the other hand is  promising to clean up government and hack away at the waste.  One can fathom how much waste there is in Washington – via our various agencies, and in Congress.  Billions of dollars in waste.  It is the reform of government that is our most critical need, and from there falls a solution to so many other things.  If McCain could do just that (and keep us safe) in 4 years, he would have made one of the greatest contributions to this country in the last 50 years, if not longer.

From that reform would flow many possibilities, not the least of which would be serious reduction of our deficit, and establishing policies and procedures that make it impossible for reckless spending to continue.

Republicans are being blamed for the economic mess we are in.  No amount of fact seems to alter that perception.  Yes the FACTS tell a very different story.  Democrats are known to be out of control spenders – always have been, always will be.  However, Republicans have been in that mix too.  But this is NOT, repeat NOT a Republican-fostered problem. 

Imagine what is going to happen without any checks and balances – with a Democrat controlled House and Senate and a Democrat-controlled Administration????  Utter and outrageous spend party.  Our debt will blow sky high, from which we shall never recover.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO BE ACCOMPLISHED BY THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS TO CLEAN UP OUR GOVERNMENT; KEEP TAXES LOW AND STEADY; KEEP US SAFE FROM TERRORISTS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL).  John McCain is the only man of these two who can get that job done.  Sarah Palin will help him do it, and John will surround himself with a Cabinet and agency heads that are the best, without regard to party.