Pacifists have got it wrong on ISIL/ISIS

For those who are advocating defeating the ISIS threat through nation-building, diplomacy, humanitarianism and reasonable discourse – – and there are a bunch of those kinds of pacificists out there . . .

To the pacifists I say, “Very noble aspiration, but none of it has a peck’s chance in Hell of getting the job done.  All the ISIS/ISIL mindset can understand is combat, death and destruction and if that is what they desire then that is what I think they should receive . . . and the more the better . . . and the sooner the better.

A lot of people are talking about the big, bad ISIL/ISIS public relations campaign (Propaganda effort) that is going on with all the videos and recordings they have been putting out.

If anyone remembers “Voice Of America” blaring away to counter Nazi and Japanese propaganda during World War II, then perhaps somebody can agree that we need to bring that kind of effort back to life and send a few videos and recordings out to the ISIS gang.

What goes around comes around . . . right?

Jabber for a Monday Morning

File this article under, “Religion of Peace” and My Screwed-Up e-mail.”

First thing out of the cage this morning . . . I go to a website and try to make a comment on a blog and WordPress.Com informs me that the only e-mail I have ever used is . . . “Invalid.”

I send a message to the “Forums” and am still awaiting an answer as to what to do to fix the invalid e-mail problem – – I mean for Christ’s Sake, folks it is the same damned e-mail as the one in my “Admin” page – – the same one my blog has been operating on for three years or more!

I don’t know what the Hell is happening with the damned thing but I do know one thing for sure . . . if someone tells me it can’t be fixed and I should shut down the blog and start it all over again . . . it isn’t going to happen!

I have money invested in an upgrade and it isn’t gonna happen!

Enough about that this morning!

THE ISIS CRISIS

I don’t know what to do about all this ISIS/ISIL crap either . . . and sometimes I really don’t know what to think about it either.

If I make any kind of hint that ISIL/ISIS is “Muslim” then I get told, “No, it is not Muslim because Islam is not all about killing people . . . Islam is a Religion of Peace and ISIS/ISIL are rogues . . . renegades . . . and they do not represent The Religion of Peace at all . . . in any way, shape, form or manner.

If I try to press the point that the Koran seems to me to be  filled with verses that seem to support the annihilation of all “Infidels” then I get called “Islamaphobic.” And when I am not getting called “Islamaphobic” for pointing these perceptions out then I am getting called “Racist” for trying to unravel all this “Islam, Muslim, ISIS,ISIL, Is Muslim/Isn’t Muslim” shit in my head.

Then when I am not being bombarded with that kind of talk, there are plenty of folks out there to remind me that The Old Testament of our “Christian” Bible is filled with the same kinds of tales about terror and murder in the name of religion – – and after awhile I have to admit it all gets to be a little too much for this old brain to soak up and to make any sense out of.

It is true – – there are plenty of references in The Bible that talk about God commanding people to stone other people or to slay other people or to kill whole families and tribes of people and even whole nations for one kind offense against religion or the other – – it gets really gory sometimes and at other times it just becomes some kind of ghoulish comedy routine.

Sometimes I wonder if there ever has been any kind of religion on the face of the planet that is not somehow steeped in blood?

I know there are some crotch scratching righties who would delight right at this point – – right now – – in reminding me what a dumb ass I am for not understanding these things . . . but that is alright because when I read some of their stuff I sometimes think I could say the same things about some of them.

I definitely do not wish to be either racist or Islamaphobic and I am really sick and tired of all these kinds of tensions in a world where an old fart like me really needs to simply sit down beside a river with a fishing pole and not have to worry about all kinds of nerve-wracking crap all the time.

What is the truth about all this crap?  Does anybody really know?

Will the day come when all of us will be forced to make the choice to (a) Convert, (b) pay an exorbitant tax for the privilege of remaining Christian or (c) die?

I have heard some people saying that the world all around is being Islamicized and that someday Islam is all there is going to be.

I heard the same argument being made about “Christianity” back in the 1970s when all kinds of television preachers with mega-million-dollar electronic ministries were assuring the faithful millions of their listeners and watchers that the Word of God ( The Hebrew-Christian Scriptures ) would be spread to all the ends of the earth before the end times were upon us as prophesied in the Book of Revelations.

Well – – to the best of my knowledge and belief that has not happened yet and right now with all the back and forth . . all the flux in our political system . . all the fears about the American form of government being in some kind of trouble from some imagined tyranny – – and all the rest of the garbage that pounds upon our sensibilities from a multitude of directions each and every day – – it is a wonder that any of us are still able to think a cohesive thought of any kind.

I found something really scary on “American Thinker” this morning and once again I am forced to say to myself, “There you go!  Here is another article that seems to be warning us all about something but is it the whole God’s Honest Truth or is it simply somebody’s opinion or is it something motivated by an agenda . . . blah, blah, blah . . . so I decided that I don’t have a clue about whether Islam is a Religion of Peace or whether it is something that poses an ultimate threat to Western Civilization or what . . . and I am hoping that if there are some really smart people out there reading my blog right at this minute they might chime in on here and teach me a few things that I think I desperately need to know.

The article I was reading on “American Thinker” is  – – ( HERE.).

Then I discovered there are just as many arguments defending Islam as there are arguments that are worrying – – and for the sake of being fair and balanced . . . if it is possible to be fair and balanced in today’s opinion-stricken world – – here is another article that seems to try to make the difference between what a Religion of Peace is and what it is not – – ( HERE).

I am not trying in the least to be funny or sarcastic right now, but it seems to me that in all my 76 years of living on this planet, I have never seen a time when more people were running around seemingly aimlessly . . like chickens without heads . . not really knowing what to do about anything that is happening in the world . . . but being filled with all kinds of useless opinions.

And when it comes down to the brass tacks about useless opinions, then maybe the stuff I write right here on this blog falls into that very same category along with all the rest of them – – I have no clue!

So if there are some qualified “Enlighteners” out there reading me this morning, please take a minute to come on here with your thoughts in the form of a comment and say something that will make me relax and feel better about the world and all the shit that is going on in it right now.

I am old and I do not need to be worrying about stuff all the time.

I think I am going to go into the dining area and eat two stuffed green peppers for breakfast and then if the weather permits I will go ride my bike and hope there is nobody lurking beside the bike trail waiting to behead me or something.

I don’t own a militarized armored vehicle but I do carry a pepper spray!

Watch out, terrorist assholes . . . I have a pepper spray!

I have to admit sometimes that some of this garbage gives me the same kind of willies that must be experienced by a long-tailed cat in a room filled with rocking chairs!

Posted by The Outrageous Liberal Pundit at 6:54 AM

 

Ants

I know what some aunts do on holiday . . . they go on aunt holidays.

But what do ants do when they go on holiday?

I guess they must go on ant holidays, right?

So “Holidays” is a contraction of “Holy Days” and I am wondering what could be holy to an aunt?

Maybe they worship large crystals of sugar or something.

Maybe in most senses they are more sinless, more innocent and more aware of God and Righteousness than any of us Humans.

Is that a reason to step on them?

Do we step on them because we are envious of them because they are more innocent than we are?

I have never thought the lowly ant to have the ability to be right wingers because they are more concerned with their own affairs than with the affairs of everybody else.

Ants are cute in their own way – – but they can bite with those little pincers of theirs.

But they won’t bite unless you let them walk on your fingers.

I had a pet ant once – – until a bird ate it.

Then I had a bird for a pet . . . and still do.

But the ant is gone.

My aunts are gone.

I live in a world devoid of aunts of my own.

And the ants don’t seem to love me anymore.

Except when they get into my pants.

Which is a rare enough occasion.

Thankfully.

God does not hate immigrants

I cannot wait to see how some of the mindless know-littles on the radical right wing side of American Politics will come back at me on this article I am now writing about Immigrants and Immigration and how The Lord seems to look upon it.

I can almost hear them now telling the world that I am nothing but an ignorant Liberal who “Tries to use the Bible” to prove something I believe and that I know nothing at all about the Bible and how that they ( The Righties ) have been studying the Bible for 20, 30 years or more – – blah, blah, blah!

To the group who wishes to foil my ideas with their arguments about how they have studied the Bible for 10, 20, 30 or 40 years or more  . . . here is a little bit of news:  I have been studying the Bible for more than 50 years now . . . I started when I was 13 and I am now 76 . . . so I guess I’ve got a few years on some of those who make such ridiculous statements as to how long they have been studying the Bible . . . almost like they think the length of time they have been “Studying” the Bible is more important than “Understanding” what it is they have been reading for all these years . . . or something like that.

I sometimes get the notion in my rather Liberal “Pile of Ass” head ( That’s what some of the right-leaning feces sniffers like to call me [ "Liberal Pile Of Ass] – – – I sometimes get the notion that some ( maybe even a lot ) of the Rightie “Bible Scholars” probably don’t know a word of Greek or Aramaic or Hebrew – – that a lot of them have never been to a Bible College – – that a lot of them work more on the premise of “Faith, Foolishness and Presumption” than on actual Biblical Knowledge – – and that a good many of them probably only accept that portion of the Scriptures which seems to buoy up their own narrow-minded beliefs – – and how dare they attack me when I mention the Bible!  How f***ing dare they?

There are enough words being written on the Internet by what I suspect are hate-mongering pretend Christian Conservatives attacking the current wave of Immigrants seeking the protection of America to fill many volumes of books – – – and according to what I am reading and hearing and seeing about all this commotion is that a lot of this tripe is being authored by folks who make great and soaring claims about their own Christian beliefs and I consider a lot of what they are writing to be anything besides ( except) ( other than) true Christian doctrine and it irks me to the core of my soul.

God is not fond of hypocrisy and neither am I – – and neither are any True Christians – – because True Christians know that any form of hate regardless of how it is robed or masked is anathema to The Will of The Living and Righteous God of Heaven and Earth.

Read this line from The Bible and tell me what YOU think it says about Immigration:

Leviticus 25:35 – “And if thy brother be waxen poor, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him: [yea, though he be] a stranger, or a sojourner; that he may live with thee.”

Doesn’t sound to me like God commands His Faithful followers to rage against immigrants coming to dwell among us, does it to you?

And then there is this:

Leviticus 19: 33-34 – “And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him.

[But] the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself, for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I [am] the Lord your God.”

Now does that sound to you like God wants assholes with automatic weapons to sit their patriotic asses down along the borders and threaten the immigrants trying to gain sanctuary here in the greatest nation on the face of the earth?

Is that what it sounds like to you?

“But all those immigrants are bringing all kinds of communicable diseases across our borders! ” the right tards will scream and yell in their faux righteous indignation.

Have they never read nor understood this Word of The Living God? – – -

Matthew 25: 35-36 – “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger and ye took me in:

Naked, and ye clothed me:  I was sick, and ye visited me:  I was in prison and ye came unto me.”

“I was a stranger – – and ye took me in!”

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Please notice how this “Stranger” that Jesus was talking about was “Sick” when he was taken in.

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I guess my next question has got to be, “Why do the righties who rail so strongly against the Immigrants at our Southern Borders not remember that many of those at the top of their own power structure favor more immigration because immigrants pay taxes and support the economy by doing a lot of the jobs that ordinary everyday citizens refuse to do?
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Whatever happened to that old Right Wing song and dance and why is it that so many of the radicals on the right seem to have forgotten the economic advantages immigrants bring to these shores?
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Let no one who reads this misunderstand my position on immigration – – and I am sure the righties will be sniffing around the edges of what I write here looking for something to pounce upon – – My idea about immigration is as follows – – (For the sake of clarity):
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“I believe that Immigrants and Immigration are alright so long as the whole thing is done in an orderly and legal fashion.
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There are Laws on the books already about how people who wish to immigrate to this country should go about it – – apply for a visa, come here on the visa and learn some of the language, history and customs, remain as law-abiding and hard-workers . . take the classes . . pass the tests . . .get sworn in as citizens – – This process has been on the books for years and years and up until recently seems to have worked admirably.
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I think the Immigration Laws should be enforced and if they are not going to be enforced or cannot be enforced then they need to be re-written or gotten rid of altogether an replaced with something does work as it is intended to work.
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But I also think if we are going to claim to be a “Christian” nation then we damned well ought to approach the Immigration question from a “Christian” standpoint and not be cherry picking Scriptures to support our individual belief system while being nasty, mean, hateful, cruel and hard-hearted toward the Immigrant peoples who are holding out their hands to us for a life line in a world that threatens to destroy them.
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That’s my two cents worth about it – – what’s yours?
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Posted by John at 4:31 PM 
 

 

Not in a million years

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And we all know the Republicans and the Right Wing aren’t about to let wages rise to those levels if they can help it, don’t we?

As long as wages can be depressed and people can be kept hungry the more easily they can be convinced, manipulated and controlled by the lying Rightist agenda.

If this were not true the Righties would have passed the extension of unemployment compensation benefits for millions of desperate Americans a long time before now.

If this were not true the right wing “Job Creators” in this country would have created so damned many jobs by now that employers everywhere would be hard-pressed to find a place to put all of them.

Posted by John at 10:25 AM

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More Guns Don’t Always Make People Safer!

The right wingers are fond of telling us stories of how people used their “Gunz” to fend off the bad guys and to save their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

But when a story like the following comes down the pike, the right wads don’t usually have a damned word to say . . . do they?

Have you ever wondered why some of the more low-information of the right wing radical minds operate the way they do?

I think I am pretty safe in believing that if some right wad comments on this article the entire sense of whatever they have to say will have something to do with how damned dumb assed a Liberal I am and how I don’t understand anything about anything.  I am sure they won’t answer the question or offer a solution to the problem but I think they will have plenty to say about me personally.  I can almost guarantee it!

Please click on the following link:

Article about when gunz do not make people safer!

Posted by John at 11:31 PM

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