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Saturday, 28 January 2017

28 January 2017. A Polite Warning to ALL Haters Out There… The USA is a SECULAR State… Muslims are WELCOME Here

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The above image comes from the Pentagon. Yes, you heard me… THE PENTAGON. It’s Muslim service personnel and civil employees engaging in the constitutionally protected practise of following their religion (in my mind, the First Amendment “trumps” the Second Amendment any day of the week… 😉 bad pun intended). President Trump is pandering to ignorant Yahoos and unwashed hicks. President Trump! What you just did was unconstitutional! You went against the founding principles of the USA! Your followers may hate Muslims… so be it, one can’t change fixed peabrain minds. However, you can’t just wage war on a particular religion to please the small-minded and mud-ignorant. Trump’s Executive Order was evil, kids… EVIL. As Orthodox Christians… nay, as Christians… nay, as decent people, whatever our creed may be (and secularism IS a creed), we must oppose such with vigour and resolution.

Orthodox people… this tells you much about Whiteford, Dreher, and all the loudmouths who supported (and still support) Trump the Chump. Take heed, mark it down, and act accordingly.

BMD

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

20 March 2016. The Anglos Should Take Their Blood-Drenched Hands Off Syria

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Assad protects Christians… the Western-backed terrorists kill Christians. Both Bush and Obama backed the terrorists. What does that tell you about the American Establishment? In Syria, if you stay out of politics, Assad leaves you alone. All minority groups in Syria (not just Christians) find this modus vivendi acceptable. If you don’t like it, tough touchus. The locals do like it and they find it amenable. We should leave them in peace. Note well that the Republicans and Chilly Hilly would continue to back the terrorists… only Bernie would hang the terrorists out to dry, as he’d direct resources to domestic improvements, not foreign adventuring and warmongering. 

#Feel the Bern… #Still Bernie… see to it that Chilly Hilly and her evil cohort of Affluent Effluent backers get their just deserts… as evil as “conservatism” is, the “liberal” side of the neoliberal coin is more so, this year… vote for the only HONEST candidate…

BMD

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Vote Sanders: Everyone Else Will Send Your Kids to War

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Editor:

Normally, I don’t run things from the mainstream American media… but this is important. Firstly, a voice at one of the major media outlets tells the truth… a vote for Chilly Hilly is a vote for war. It tells you much about the well-paid sorts who condescendingly lecture us about her… do note that they’re all above-average in income, most went to so-called “Ă©lite” colleges (especially nasty are those who went to the so-called “Ivy League”… their obvious patronising is clear to all), and none of them have children in the forces (their kids are special… let poor kids die in foreign parts for the benefit of the Affluent Effluent). Also note that the author comes out of one of the Ivies… this means that Hilly’s grip on the media and academe is slipping. Don’t let the caterwauling of the HillyBillys disconcert you. Hilly doesn’t have a solid lead… she has less than she did in ’08… but don’t argue with her besotted votaries. All that’ll happen is that they’d lecture you on how stupid you are (by extension, how much brighter they are than you are), if you’re lucky. Leave them be. We don’t need them. If you say nothing, you’ll have nothing to repent of… unlike them. They defend evil and an evil person… reflect on that. 

I’ll leave you with one observation… the HillyBillys adulate a person who applauded the Easter Bombing of Belgrade… need I say more?

BMD

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Intervention is the central question of American foreign policy. When, where, and how should the USA project power abroad? Our answers help shape the world. Naturally, debate over intervention become part of this season’s presidential campaign. Most candidates sing from the same foreign policy hymnal. They share deeply ingrained assumptions
 the USA is the indispensable nation that must lead the world; this leadership requires toughness; and toughness is best demonstrated by the threat or use of force. It is the Cold War consensus, untouched by the 21st century.

Only one of the remaining candidates broke with this orthodoxy. Often, people say that Bernie Sanders lacks experience in world affairs. Certainly, he spent far fewer hours thinking about global issues than his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton. Yet, recently, he found a theme… the long-term effects of intervention. Rather than cheer every show of American force, Sanders reminds us of the parlous consequences of past assaults on other countries. This is a sharp break from our foreign policy catechism. Yet, it’s hardly new. Ever since the USA began intervening abroad more than a century ago, loud voices raised up dissent. Today’s protesters against foreign intervention aren’t a marginal fringe
 “wacko birds,” as John McCain famously called them. They’re deeply rooted in American politics. Unfortunately for Sanders, history shows that voters usually reject them in the end.

Sanders doesn’t simply censure American intervention as a vague or abstract concept. He singled out several of the most misbegotten CIA operations, including the 1953 coup against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in Iran, the next year’s overthrow of President Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala, the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba, and the Contra war in Nicaragua during the 1980s. Moving to more recent history, he criticised Clinton for promoting intervention against Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi in 2011
 a project that now seems disastrously misconceived. Clinton proudly claims her place in the interventionist mainstream, as do all the Republican presidential candidates
 including Donald Trump, who remains an unapologetic champion of raw power despite some unorthodox views . Only Sanders is truly sceptical of what American intervention can accomplish. He shows himself to be just as far outside the Washington consensus on foreign policy as he is on domestic policy.

By rejecting the interventionist model, Sanders places himself in a rich American tradition. It dates back to the movement against American annexation of the Philippines in 1898-99. Senator George Frisbie Hoar of Massachusetts thundered, “You have no right at the cannon’s mouth to impose on an unwilling people your Declaration of Independence and your Constitution and your notions of freedom and notions of what is good!” Mark Twain lamented that American leaders “invited our clean young men to shoulder a discredited musket and do bandit’s work”. These anti-imperialists, as they were then called, lost their battle by excruciatingly narrow margins. The Senate ratified the treaty by which the USA annexed the Philippines and other island territories with only one vote more than the required two-thirds margin. The US Supreme Court upheld it in a 5-to-4 decision. Yet, close as it was, victory for the interventionists was clear.

The tide of American intervention reached a peak with Woodrow Wilson, who promised to stop invading Latin America when its people learned “to elect good men”. It receded under the conservative Republicans who followed him. President Herbert Hoover, who’d lived and worked in a dozen countries, gave Americans unwelcome news
 “In a large part of the world” people see the USA as “a new imperial power intent upon dominating the destinies and freedoms of other people”. After World War II, most Americans embraced the Cold War narrative, but rebels arose from both ends of the political spectrum. Henry Wallace, a liberal Democrat, and Robert Taft, a conservative Republican, ran for president on platforms urging a more modest foreign policy
 what some called “isolationism.” Candidates from the interventionist mainstream trounced both of them.

That same mainstream punished Senator George McGovern for his audacious break from political orthodoxy during the 1972 presidential campaign. McGovern lost 49 states after pledging, “Never again will we send the precious young blood of this country to die trying to prop up a corrupt military dictatorship abroad”. Other heretics, notably Pat Buchanan and Ron Paul, also failed to persuade voters that American interventions often do more harm than good. Sanders is this generation’s embodiment of rebellion against foreign policy dogma. He sees much of America’s trouble in the world as the result of our own shortsighted interventions. It’s a trenchant insight. History suggests, however, that it makes bad politics. Americans prefer action, not reflection. We favour leaders who promise total victory, not those who urge restraint and warn of long-term dangers. We cling to the belief that the USA should, can, and must guide the world. Candidates who tell us otherwise rarely thrive.

19 March 2016

Stephen Kinzer

Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies

Brown University (Providence RI USA)

Boston Globe

http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/03/19/vote-sanders-everyone-else-will-send-your-kids-war/aJzUYVFOaivEbPy3BiButO/story.html

19 March 2016. Most “Evangelicals” Believe that One Must be “Christian” to be American

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Look at the above infographic. It’s scary, isn’t it? The “Evangelicals” and “Black Christians” both believe that one must be “Christian” to be “American”. Most Catholics and Orthodox are well-aware that these groups don’t consider us Christian. I kid you not. The “Evangelicals” proselytise our people
 they do so without shame or excuse. Yet, most konvertsy (and some deluded ethnics, too) schmooze up to these vipers. You can’t have ANYTHING to do with Antichrist and his deceptions
 clearly, “Evangelicalism” is the false religion spoken of by St John the Theologian in the Apocalypse. As I said, why even associate with those who don’t even consider us Christians, even though THEY are the Johnny-come-Latelies? The USA is secular by design. There’s no mention of a “state religion” in the US Constitution; indeed, it even forbids establishing such! The Founders were Enlightenment Deists… “Evangelicalism” didn’t exist then… neither did any of the present “Black Churches”. Being an American has nothing to do with Christianity… that’s saying that the blood shed by non-Christians for America means nought. That’s blasphemy, in a secular sense! That’s why Bernie is so important
 he’d be the first non-Christian President of the USA. Trust me, the Founders would applaud
 their vision of America was not a “Christian” one. Reflect on that, if you will


BMD

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