"As for the enemies of freedom, those who are potential adversaries, they will be reminded that peace is the highest aspiration of the American people. We will negotiate for it, sacrifice for it; we will not surrender for it, now or ever." - Reagan, January 20, 1981

"In Vietnam, we tried and failed in a just cause. No More Vietnams can mean we will not try again. It should mean we will not fail again." - from No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon

Monday, June 20, 2011

"Multiculturalism" and Arizona "Ethnic Studies" - Rush was right

On so-called "Multiculturalism":

No one can convince me that the point of all this is not to discredit all that America stands for — and the ultimate goal, I firmly believe, is the destruction of the capitalist way of life, the destruction of free enterprise, and the establishment of socialism, because socialism to these people equals fairness. De Tocqueville observed, ""Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."

When you look at what's being taught in the schools today, as Dr. Schlesinger has shown, the primary culture of America is being ripped apart, criticized, denigrated, and people are being told to look to their ancient ethnic roots for salvation and goodness.

If you think about it, multiculturalism flies in the face of what this country is all about. This country was built by people who were fleeing the oppression of the societies in which they were born. You know, there is something to those old cliches about America being a beacon of hope and prosperity. These may be cliches but they really are true. When there's a food shortage anywhere in the world, where do those suffering go for help? The United States. When somebody needs technology, where do they go? The United States. When somebody needs a donation, a handout, a loan, they come to the United States. And when somebody wants to escape oppression, where do they go? The United States. The people fleeing Haiti did not go to St. Thomas or to Cuba. They tried to come to the United States.
The reason all those people from different countries have been coming to America is that America is different from the countries they left. America offers individual freedom and the opportunity to make something of yourself. But multiculturalism is the exact opposite of that. We are now supposed to teach these people the values and the alleged virtues of the oppressive societies which they fled, rather than the values and virtues of the free society they sought. Please cogitate on that for a moment. We're even trying to teach it to the kids who never lived in those oppressive societies — we're supposed to teach them to champion the very things their parents escaped, many of them risking their lives in the process.
Let me say it again: Ethnic communities that are committed to preserving some of their cultural values and their heritage should be free to instill these values in their children — at home, at church, in the neighborhood. Surely it is not the office of public schools to promote separatism and heighten ethnic tensions. The bonds of national cohesion in the republic are fragile enough as it is. Public education's aim should be to strengthen, not weaken, them.

- The way things ought to be, by Rush Limbaugh, 1992

It was set up to be this way, as explained by a review of Dinesh D’Souza's outstanding 1991 book lliberal Education

What we are witnessing on our campuses is a tyrannical combination of extreme license with an almost puritanical censorship. Re flecting on the new demand for intellectual conformity, Donald Kagan, Dean of Yale College, notes that he “was a student during the days of McCarthy, and there is less free dom now than there was then.” It is a strange situation. Ail indications are that American society is far more tolerant of diversity now than at any time in the past. Yet in their zeal to nominate themselves as victims of a repressive society, our academic radicals pretend to find sexism, racism, elitism, “heterosexualism,” and various other “isms” everywhere. Thus we have Donna Shalala, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin, claiming that “The university is institution ally racist. American society is racist and sexist. Covert racism is just as bad today as overt racism was thirty years ago.” In addi tion to being grossly irresponsible (especially in the mouth of a university president), such unfounded charges of racism, sexism, and so on make it all the more difficult to discern or criticize the real thing when it does occur. As the philosopher Sidney Hook observed in his review of the onslaught of multiculturalism at Stanford,

morally offensive as is the expression of racism wherever it is found, a false charge of racism is equally offensive, perhaps even more so, be cause the consequences of a false charge of racism enable an authentic racist to conceal his racism by exploiting the loose way the term is used to cover up his actions. The same is true of a false charge of sexism or anti-Semitism. This is the lesson we should all have learned from the days of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Because of his false and irresponsible charges of com munism against liberals, socialists, and others among his critics, many communists and agents of communist influence sought to pass them selves off as Jeffersonian democrats or merely idealistic reformers. They would all complain they were victims of red-baiting to prevent criti cism and exposure.

Mr. D’Souza locates the origin of the academy’s problems in the ethos of victimhood. “By converting victimhood into a certificate of virtue,” he writes, “minorities acquire a powerful moral claim that renders their opponents defensive and apologetic, and immunizes themselves from criticism and sanction.” As we see on campuses across the country, the elevation of victimhood into a sign of political and moral election has con verted victim status into a weapon that stu dents, faculty, and administrators use to stifle debate and enforce intellectual conformity. Mr. D’Souza’s courageous and clear-eyed ex amination has provided us with an astute anatomy of this phenomenon and its baneful effects on liberal learning. But it is not clear that the “victim’s revolution” he discerns is itself the cause of the university’s embrace of what he calls “illiberal education.” Behind the cult of victimhood is the insinuation of a Sixties-style radicalism into the center of academic life. It is this radicalism that is primarily responsible for the attack on the curriculum and the rise of politically correct thinking. Mr. D’Souza laments that “the middle ground seems to have disappeared as a consequence of ideological fracas and polarization.” But the point is that “the middle ground” is now occupied by radicals, which is one reason that the traditional ideals of a liberal-arts education can be blithely dis paraged as “conservative.”

The issue is not the politics of this or that individual but the attempt to politicize education tout court, the attempt, as John Searle put it, to convert the curriculum “into an instrument of social transformation.” Henry Louis Gates, Jr., a much-courted black professor of literature who is moving from Duke University to Harvard next se mester, was quite frank about the nature of this political ambition. “Ours was the gen eration that took over buildings in the late 1960s and demanded the creation of Black and Women’s Studies programs,” he wrote recently in The New York Times, “and now ... we have come back to challenge the tradi tional curriculum.” A professor from Middlebury College whom Mr. D’Souza cites was even balder: “Now we have tenure and the work of reshaping the university has be gun in earnest.”

The noble goal of Mr. D’Souza’s book is to reclaim higher education for a pluralistic democracy. This means reclaiming for the academy the ideals of advancement accord ing to merit, color-blind justice, and the rights of the individual. It means resuscitat ing the ideals of rational inquiry and disinter ested judgment as the strongest bulwarks against parti pris indoctrination. Critics warn that we must prepare for the multicultural society of the future by “democratizing” excellence. But the United States has always been a diverse, multicultural society. The best way to preserve equality and liberty in the future will be the same as it has always been: by rewarding merit and doing every thing possible to insure equality of oppor tunity. As Mr. D’Souza observes, “High standards do not discriminate against anyone except those who fail to meet them.”

I encourage people to listen to the audio of the Tucson Unified School District board meetings

May 3, 2011 meeting discussion from the beginning (where not many attendees can be heard Pledging allegiance to America) but especially from 54:00 (the Patriotic AMERICAN from Peru says what Rush says at 1:08:00 !!!), head of Pima County DemocRAT Party supports the ethno-fascist anti-American subversives and calls opponents nazis and segregationists at 1:20:00
May 10, 2011 meeting discussion on "Ethnic Studies" starts 1:13:00
June 14, 2011 meeting discussion starts 5:30

For the true History of US-Mexico relations, including MEXICO'S INVASION OF THE UNITED STATES (the new state of Texas) THAT STARTED THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR, see the Heritage Foundation's 1988 report "A Review of 150 Years of U.S. -Mexican Relations" . Also see the history of commie "Mexico / US Labor Solidarity" (by a member of CPUSA) and a Heritage Foundation report on Soviet subversion of Mexico, and see what Marx REALLY thought of Latinos and the Mexican-American War here .

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Are Qaddafi and Al Qaeda working together now?

There have been many reports recently that Al Qaeda is playing a role in the rebellion against Qaddafi, raising the alarming specter that they may take over if Qaddafi falls.

But a story out og neiboring Niger from the French press service AFP may indicate something different.

Niger army hunts for Al-Qaeda after clash
NIAMEY — Troops scoured Wednesday Niger's northern desert for Al-Qaeda militants who clashed with troops at the weekend after arriving from Libya loaded with explosives, a security official said.
The Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) fighters, travelling in three vehicles, fought with troops on Sunday about 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of the remote uranium mining town of Arlit, officials said.

Al Qaeda "arriving from Libya"? the story continues

"The armed men who clashed with the Niger army on Sunday north of Arlit were Islamist elements of AQIM," the security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
One vehicle was stopped and the military was tracking down the other two, he said.
"The army, with reinforcements that arrived in Arlit, are still sweeping the area Wednesday to try to find the two other vehicles that were able to escape after a gun battle," the official said.

But the key part that caught my attention was what was found in the captured truck

Trunks containing 640 kilogrammes (around 1,400 pounds) of explosives and 435 detonators were found in the seized vehicle, he said, adding they were "were stamped 'Libya' and were of Czech manufacture".

This is a significant detail, because this means that these terrorists "arriving from Libya" were armed with an especially deadly type of explosive specifically given to Qaddafi in the last century. On March 23, 1990, the New York Times reported

President Vaclav Havel of Czechoslovakia said today that the ousted Communist Government in Prague had shipped 1,000 tons of lethal Semtex explosives to Libya, which had passed it on to terrorist organizations.
''Two hundred grams is enough to blow up an aircraft,'' he said, ''and this means world terrorism now has supplies of Semtex to last 150 years.''
The Czechoslovak-made plastic substance is pliable, high-yield, odorless and undetectable by sniffer dogs or conventional baggage inspection X-ray machines.
It is believed to have been used to blow up Pan American Flight 103 over Scotland in December 1988, killing 259 people on board and 11 on the ground, and a French DC-10 airliner over the Sahara late last year, killing 170 people. British officials say they believe that Libya shipped several tons of it in the mid-1980's to Irish Republican Army terrorists for operations in Britain and Ireland.
Mr. Havel, who spoke at a news conference during a three-day visit to Britain, said Czechoslovakia no longer exported Semtex.
''The absurd side of the matter is that Czechoslovakia didn't even make money on it,'' he said. ''It was done on political orders from above.''

This means that these explosives were captured by Al Qaeda terrorists from the Libyan military, or that the explosives were given to Al Qaeda by Qaddafi. And given that Iran reportedly maintained Military bases within Libya, I wouldn't be surprised.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Peter King Hearings, Cuba and "Common"

Among the witnesses at Representative Peter King's Hearing on "The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons" before the House Committee on Homeland Security was Mr. Patrick T. Dunleavy Deputy Inspector General (Ret.) Criminal Intelligence Unit New York State Department of Correctional Services. Within the text of his opening statement, he said the following:

In 1999, two years prior to 9/11, several law enforcement agencies received information regarding radical Islamist activity in the prison system. The first of these incidents occurred in February 1999.
At that time, both the FBI and the Inspector General’s Office for the New York State Department of Correctional Services received information specifically detailing recruitment efforts within prison.
The information, from confidential informants, named individuals associated with the 1993 plot to destroy New York City landmarks and the first attack on the World Trade Center, along with several members of a domestic terrorist organization already serving time for the Brinks robbery. The intelligence also implicated a Pakistani national and a Yemeni who were in prison for murder. The informant went on to say that this group had formed an alliance with a singular goal. He called the group the “Talem Circle” and stated that; “The Talem Circle was tasked with training incarcerated members to work with Middle Eastern Muslims to perform acts of Jihad.”

This is noteworthy because of who was involved in the Brinks robbery of 1981:

On November 3, 1984, Susan Lisa Rosenberg was apprehended by police as she and a cohort were hiding 740 pounds of high explosive, 14 guns (including semiautomatic weapons), and hundreds of phony IDs in a storage facility in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Rosenberg, then 29 years old, was a member of the May 19 Communist Organization (M19CO), an ultra-violent support group formed of members of the Black Liberation Army—itself the so-called military arm of the Black Panther Party—the Weather Underground, and other terrorist organizations.

She had been living underground for two years, ever since she skipped out on her indictment as an alleged accomplice and getaway car driver in a botched $1.6 million Brink’s armored car robbery in Rockland County, New York. The October 1981 robbery, which ended in a careening series of car chases and a bloody shootout, left two policemen and an unarmed Brink’s employee dead and others injured.

One of those arrested amid the shooting was Kathy Boudin. She had disappeared from public view in 1970 after she and another member of the Weather Underground escaped from the wreckage of a Greenwich Village townhouse, where three of their own number died while building a bomb. Another Brink’s perpetrator was David Gilbert, father of Boudin’s child, Chesa (the couple dropped him off with a babysitter before joining in the robbery). In a second shootout two days later in Queens, an additional member of the Brink’s assault group was killed, and another arrested.

If the Black Liberation Army sounds familiar, you'll see why in this next paragraph:

Rosenberg was also wanted as a suspect in the 1979 jailbreak in Clinton, N.J., of Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, who had been found guilty two years earlier of murdering one police officer at point-blank range and wounding another. Chesimard was sentenced to life in prison plus more than 20 years but was then sprung from the Clinton Correctional Institute for Women by members of the Black Liberation Army who were also members of M19CO. After years underground, Chesimard surfaced in Cuba in 1984, where she still apparently lives. There is a $1 million bounty on her head.

Yep, this is the same Joanne Chesimard aka Assata Shakur who was praised by the rapper "Common", who was invited to the White House by Michelle Obama during Police Week last month, sparking much deserved outrage by all who value and respect officers of the law.

And this is not first time this Weathermen/BLA gaggle would have worked for the enemy's on freedom, they were trained by Communist Cuba