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Our bias media is amazing at times.  AP in reference to the Garland event:

Pamela Geller at AP headquarters, where she said she had no regrets over TX cartoon contest that left 2 dead.

Why should she?  It is the actions of the two dead that led to their deaths.  Why would Geller regret doing what she did because two terrorists decided to attack it?  Seems like blaming the victim to me.

Here’s the dirty little secret about “why” we see such a push-back/defense of the terrorists from the left:

Unable or unwilling to formulate a strategy to comprehensively defeat jihad or even to adequately defend our nation, our elites adopt a strategy of cultural appeasement that only strengthens our enemy. Millions in the Muslim world are drawn to the “strong horse” (to use Osama bin Laden’s phrase), and when jihadists intimidate the West into silence and conformity, the jihadists show themselves strong.

And that’s why they are having little problem recruiting more jihadists.  The ill informed zealots actually think they are winning or can win.  Because the West as it now appears, is spineless.  So people like Geller are to be condemned and vilified.  Appeasement.

Meanwhile, in Idaho, a little book banning:

The Great Depression is part of our nation’s history. So why would an Idaho committee seek to ban one of the greatest books written about that time period?

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” is under fire from a Coeur d’Alene committee which says the book is too dark and depressing for teens to read.

They’re also complaining about the book’s inappropriate language.

You know, I read “Of Mice and Men” when I was about 15, along with “Cannery Row”, “Grapes of Wrath” and just about everything else Steinbeck wrote.  I was living in Monterey, CA at the time and he was a bit of a local legend.  I cannot for the life of me figure out why anyone would ban that book.  It is terrific.  But, well, we have helicopter parents now who are concerned with a few bad words in a book, but who are otherwise willing to turn their kids over to the tender mercies of public school administrations who teach 2nd graders about sex, etc.

I don’t understand it — never will.

By the way, that would be the same public schools busily engaged in teaching “white privilege” in our schools.  For example:

According to PEG, white culture is based on “white individualism” or “white traits” like “rugged individualism,” “adherence to rigid time schedules,” “plan(ning) for the future,” and the idea that “hard work is the key to success.”

Minority students shouldn’t be expected to subscribe to those values because they are foreign to their culture, according to PEG.

Juan Williams has written about it and strongly disagrees.

“The tradition of black Americans throughout history is one that values the opportunity for education,” Williams said. “That includes being on time and working hard in school. You won’t find a black mother or father who says that’s not our tradition.

“We’re all in the same American culture. In any job you have to be on time. That’s just the way the world works. These people are engaged in cultural and political arguments that are based on negative stereotypes of black capacity to achieve in any situation. They are not helping these kids.”

Ya think!?  But that’s what your tax dollars are going toward.

Have you ever wondered where “liberation theology” came from?  Would you believe the godless commies?

Ion Mihai Pacepa has been called “the Cold War’s most important defector,” and after his defection, the Romanian government under Nicolae Ceausescu placed two death sentences and a $2 million bounty on his head. During the more than ten years that Pacepa worked with the CIA, he made what the agency described as “an important and unique contribution to the United States.”

He is reported in fact to have given the CIA “the best intelligence ever obtained on communist intelligence networks and internal security services.”

“Liberation theology has been generally understood to be a marriage of Marxism and Christianity. What has not been understood is that it was not the product of Christians who pursued Communism, but of Communists who pursued Christians,” Pacepa said in a recent article. In his role as doctrinal watchdog, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger called liberation theology a “singular heresy” and a “fundamental threat” to the Church.

Pacepa says that he learned details of the KGB involvement with Liberation Theology from Soviet General Aleksandr Sakharovsky, Communist Romania’s chief foreign intelligence adviser, who later became head of the Soviet espionage service, the PGU.

In 1959, Sakharovsky went to Romania together with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, for what would become known as “Khrushchev’s six-day vacation.” According to Pacepa, Khrushchev “wanted to go down in history as the Soviet leader who had exported communism to Central and South America.” He chose Romania as his point of export, since it was the only Latin country in the Soviet bloc and provided a logical liaison to Latin America because of the similarity of language and culture.

Pacepa claims that the Theology of Liberation was not merely infiltrated by the KGB, it was actually the brainchild of Soviet intelligence services.

“The movement was born in the KGB, and it had a KGB-invented name: Liberation Theology,” Pacepa said.

We first learn this week that “hate-speech” limitations came from these guys and now “liberation theology”.  Next you’ll tell us they infiltrated anti-war groups during the VietNam war … oh, wait.

On the good news front, the FBI has finally purged the Southern Poverty Law Center from its list of sources:

Christian groups are celebrating with the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to have scrubbed the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) from its hate crimes webpage, where the controversial group was listed as a resource and referred to as a partner in public outreach.

A letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, drafted by Lieutenant General (Ret.) William G. Boykin, Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council (FRC), calls such an association “completely unacceptable.”

Cheers! Have a good weekend.

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11 Responses to News bites

  • Erp…??? Isn’t it about time for one of your “show my ass” posts?

    There is SO much rich material here! You can call us “Islamophobes” for supporting free speech and opposing sharia and jihad.

    You can call us “haters” like your punk-meisters at the SPLC.

    You can tell us that “the culture is changing” in support of the bigotry of low expectations espoused by the PEG.

    Or you can go off-topic, and tell us why it is all progressive and enlightened to piss in public in Nuevo Ork City.

    C’mon. Step on up…

  • I think it was “Cannery Row”. I never thought it was depressing. “Tortilla Flat” was another good one. I, too read a lot of Steinbeck as a lad and enjoyed all of it. Never finished “Grapes…” though. Now THAT was a depressing book.

  • “Minority students shouldn’t be expected to subscribe to those values because they are foreign to their culture, according to PEG.”

    In other words, blacks are shiftless and lazy. All that’s left is for them to talk about watermelons and yardbird. I would have a little more respect for Juan Williams if he were not so relaxed about such obvious racism. Perhaps Mr. Williams doesn’t think of himself as black anymore, now that he is on FOX.

    • It’s hard to see racism cloaked in pity cloaked in compassion as what it is. A reason racism is constantly reinforced as pro-active violence against blacks and example invented to fuel that view. The reason is that must mean if something it seemingly the polar opposite, placation and appeasement the motives must be opposite.

  • The only thing to regret about two dead terrorists is that there weren’t more.

    • Yep. There’s no way to know how many lives this might have saved, by discouraging young jihadis from going down the same path. If they think they’ll just get put down without killing any infidels, that doesn’t exactly fuel much enthusiasm on their part.

      Now, it might mean that some of them choose, say, Chicago for their attacks – a place where the cops are incompetent and the citizens are mostly prohibited from having guns.

      • Or perhaps New York, where the police are just as likely to do their job for them by picking off bystanders in a fusillade of frangible rounds.


    Mark Steyn has been down, apparently with some injury or illness.

    He’s back….


    OK, THAT is hard to top. It covers the waterfront of Collectivist sliming of opponents.

  • More of direct interest are the twunts in England who rioted because the Tories got an outright majority.

    For the life of me, I don’t understand why the PM didn’t order security to shoot to kill these worthless spoiled losers.

  • Wasn’t The Church of Black “Liberation Theology” the same church Barry Hussein Obummer spent 22 years in?
    Where both of his kids were baptized? Where Opra Winphrey also attended?…
    Just asking those questions the Democrat controlled press won’t ask.