Monthly Archives: May 2018

The Leftist Party USA

“The larger part is that the Democratic Party has now moved so far to the left that even Communists support its ideology and candidates.” Lowell Ponte

“Progressives in the Democratic, Republican, and Communist parties are eager to enslave us under global government.” Ibid

The ‘fundamental transformation’ of the Democratic Party

Lowell Ponte, American Thinker, May 7, 2018

Hillary Clinton’s latest excuse for losing the 2016 election is that she is a “capitalist” while “41 percent of Democrats are socialists.”

Sadly, after her closest approach yet to truth, no journalist asked the obvious next question: “Ms. Clinton, if you are a capitalist but your party is rapidly becoming socialist, why don’t you resign from the Democratic Party and urge your fellow capitalism supporters to do likewise?”

In the Iowa caucuses, Clinton eked out a razor-thin 49.9%-to-49.6% win over self-described socialist and independent Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.  His curmudgeonly candor made him a pied piper for jobless Millennials still living rent-free in their parents’ basements, who liked the idea of government paying their way for a lifetime.  They pay no taxes, so why not favor a life of Uncle Sam playing permanent Santa Claus?

Clinton said no one seemed to listen when she described herself as favoring capitalism “with appropriate regulation and appropriate accountability.”  They did not hear her promising to raise taxes on corporations that are “disrupting our democracy” by increasing income inequality.  They ignored her stated aim in a 2015 debate with Sanders to “save capitalism from itself.”

The very term “capitalist” was popularized by 19th-century socialist foes of private property such as Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and Karl Marx as a negative term used to argue against those who favor free markets and laissez-faire free enterprise. Continue reading

Defining Muslim

“Who is a Muslim?” Amil Imani

“Muslims are the main victims of Islamic ideology.  Muslims killing Muslims has always gone on and continues to this day.”  Ibid

“There is no such a thing as one Islam.  There are hundreds of Islamic sects…” Ibid

Who Is a Muslim? 

Amil Imani, American Thinker, May 11, 2018

Who is a Muslim? One way to decide is when the individual says he is a Muslim, recites the shahada, and lives more or less according to Islamic belief.

It is axiomatic that to be a Muslim you must believe in Allah by taking him as your unquestioning lord, accept Muhammad as Allah’s beloved messenger, and take the Quran as a literal book of Allah and a perfect prescription for living.

The first of the Five Pillars of Islam is the shahada (Arabic, “testimony” or “witness”).  The shahada is the Muslim profession of faith, expressing two simple, fundamental beliefs that make one a Muslim:

lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh muḥammadun rasūlu llāh

There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger. Continue reading

Knock at Night

“The result of the Bolshevismthat Rand rejected was, Alexander Solzhenitsyn remarked, the knock in the middle of the night.  One never knew when to expect ‘The sharp night-time ring or the rude knock at the door.  The insolent entrance of the unwiped jackboots of the unsleeping State Security operatives.’”  Fay Voshell

“Gun-wielding FBI agents busted into Paul Manafort’s home while he was asleep in bed and even searched his wife for weapons.” New York Post, September 19, 2017

American Law is Becoming an Ass

Fay Voshell, AmericanThinker, May 11, 2018

Why is Western law inviting collapse into Soviet style mere caprice?

Speaking generally, the justificatory bases for Western law can be divided into two categories; one basis being the Judeo-Christian law as summarized by the Ten Commandments and undergirded by the realities of natural law. The other, especially in the last century or so, is arbitrary law decided by a political party’s ideology.

American law has increasingly followed the Bolshevist model as the progressive Left has sought to enshrine its political ideology into law while eliminating through persecutory and arbitrary procedures certain classes of people who are the equivalent of the bourgeoisie represented by the kulaks.

As Lenin put it, certain classes of people are “insects” worthy of eradication. As Solzhenitsyn noted, categories of “insects” proliferated like vermin. Anyone opposing communist ideology was an insect: Continue reading