NONIE DARWISH DEMOLISHES FALSE EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM


Mark Tapson writes a combination review of a book and a promotion for speaking engagement. The combo relates to Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim that converted to Christianity. The book is entitled “Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values”. The speaking engagement has passed as it was scheduled for April 6, 2017.

 

You can tell from the book title that Ms. Darwish provides a very effective contrast between Christian-Biblical values and Islamic values. I haven’t read the book yet, but it sounds like an excellent tool for a Christian to have to combat Muslim Apologists and Multiculturalist Leftists.

 

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NONIE DARWISH DEMOLISHES FALSE EQUIVALENCE BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM

Her new book clarifies which is the real “Religion of Peace.”

 

 

By Mark Tapson

April 5, 2017

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For readers in the Southern California area, Nonie Darwish will be speaking on her new book Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values this Thursday, April 6, at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Get more information on the event and your tickets here.

 

Several years ago I was expressing to a friend of mine what I assumed was the undeniable fact that the world has an Islam problem. Her kneejerk response, ingrained by years of Progressive indoctrination, was, “But don’t you think Christianity is just as bad?”

 

Tragically, this continues to be the instinct among the multiculturalist multitudes in the West: a reflexive defense of Islam and an equally swift condemnation of Christianity. As jihad in all its forms – violent, cultural, legal – advances in the West, willfully blind defenders of Islam keep insisting that it is one of the world’s great Abrahamic religions, that all religions have extremists, and that, if anything, the colonialism and intolerance of the Christian West is the bigger problem. Our cultural elites demonize and fear-monger about the Christian right in ways they would never dream of characterizing Muslims.

 

Meanwhile Islam’s presence multiplies across the West as Christianity’s diminishes. To cite just one example: Giulio Meotti at the Gatestone Institute reports that since 2001, London alone has lost 500 churches of all denominations, with 423 new mosques springing up to replace them. As we face the momentum of an Islamized West in the future, the question “Isn’t Christianity just as bad?” has become one of paramount, existential importance.

 

Nonie Darwish, a former Muslim and now Christian convert, demolishes that moral equivalence in her new book Wholly Different: Why I Chose Biblical Values Over Islamic Values. She has proven in the past with her books Now They Call Me Infidel, Cruel and Usual Punishment, and The Devil We Don’t Know that she is a fearless crusader for truth against the apologists of Islam and the enemies of Christianity, and this book is her most forceful testament yet.

 

Ms. Darwish begins Wholly Different by noting that it wasn’t until she emigrated from Egypt to America that she began to get a clear perspective on the Islamic values she had accepted unquestioningly for the first thirty years of her life – values that she came to see “are diametrically opposed to Biblical moral values.” Her life under Islam “was a constant struggle to survive and placate a system that was unforgiving and unaccepting of anything less than total surrender of my humanity, dignity, and privacy – in other words, my life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.”

 

But her introduction to Christianity was transformative. “When I became Christian and heard for the first time that we human beings were made in the image of God, I wept. I was in awe at the honor, after being given shame and little value under Islam,” which is “not about transforming hearts and renewing minds; it is about conquering lands and enslaving minds.”

 

“While the overriding theme of the Bible is the redemption and happiness of believers,” she adds, “the overriding theme of Islam’s holy book is punishing non-believers.”

 

Her new life where those principles life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness were at the center of the American Way showed her that “the differences between moral and immoral, good and bad, honor and dishonor, and success and failure were totally different” here. “In the West I found my peace and humanity… because of Biblical values that are the foundation of Western society”:

 

Not too many people notice that Biblical values are everywhere in America, even among those who call themselves secular, non-religious, or atheist. But I see Biblical values everywhere here. There is no other explanation for how different life in America is from life in the Islamic world.

 

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It is unfortunate that many Americans take Biblical values for granted, assuming that kindness, honesty, and joy are the norm, with or without the Bible. Those of us who grew up in the parts of the world beyond the influence of the Bible know better. Biblical values are the product of the Bible, and they cannot be preserved separate from the Bible.

 

Darwish goes on to enumerate a list of differences between Biblical and Islamic values that she has personally witnessed. She breaks down these and literally dozens of other dichotomies throughout the book:

 

We Are All Sinners vs. They Are All Sinners
Life is Sacred vs. Death is Worship
Guided by the Holy Spirit vs. Manipulated by Human Terror
God the Redeemer vs. Allah the Humiliator
Jesus Died for Us vs. We Must Die for Allah
The Truth Will Set You Free vs. Lying is an Obligation
Faith vs. Submission

 

Darwish proceeds to hold up the two sets of religious values as mirror-opposites of each other, with virtually no common ground. She makes no attempt to whitewash Islam, which she refers to as “a cult of death,” and she pulls no punches in presenting it as Christianity’s mortal enemy. “Everything God tells us in the Bible that He loves, Islam has set out to destroy. Islamic values are backward, the opposite to what every Jew and Christian holds dear… The Koran represents a negative power, a dark and subversive force that relentlessly challenges the authority of the Bible and God Himself.”

 

“The flame of the Islamic rebellion against the Bible has been burning for fourteen hundred years,” Darwish continues. “It is fueled by terrorism, but also by intentional misinformation, propaganda, and lies.”

 

From praising versus cursing, from creating wealth versus seizing it, from seeking humility versus seeking power, from the example of Jesus to the example of Muhammad, to the differing takes of Christianity and Islam on the seven sins and the Ten Commandments, on reality and mental health, and on family values and feminism, Darwish draws a detailed picture of an incompatible pair of value systems embroiled in a worldwide culture clash. And one of them falls short in every respect: “Islam has failed to provide its followers with a comprehensive and well-integrated value system or with examples of true holiness and godliness. The behavior and character of Muhammad certainly do not qualify.”

 

“Islam lacks confidence in itself,” Darwish asserts, and thus “the mere existence of a freely chosen competing faith threatens Islam at its very core… Thus the Bible has become the number one threat to Islam’s ability to prevail.” That is why a book like Wholly Different is such a vital reminder in our time of the vast gulf between the two religions’ sets of values. As Islam wages genocide against Christians in the Middle East and pursues cultural jihad throughout the West, Christianity wrestles internally with a paralyzing identity crisis. There is no more time for self-doubt, no more time for “Coexist” bumper stickers and wishful thinking, no more time for appeasement. What our choice comes down to, Ms. Darwish’s book reminds us, is this: “The values of the Bible lead to peace, prosperity, life, liberty, and happiness. Islamic values will take any society to Hell.” Time to make our choice.

 

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Bachmann: Orlando is ‘wake-up call of all wake-up calls’


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An Intro to “Orlando is ‘wake-up call of all wake-up calls’

Intro by John R. Houk

Intro date: June 22, 2016

 

WND sent me a book promotional that I believe is truly relevant for right now. The book exposes how the Obama Administration has transformed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from a protect American citizens’ department, into a protect Muslims at-all-costs organization even if the Muslim may show a tendency for Islamic terrorism. The book is by former DHS agent Philip Haney and WND journalist Art Moore and it is entitled “See Something Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes The Government’s Submission to Jihad”.

 

The promotional email itself is penned by former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN). Since it is penned by Ms. Bachmann I think it might be a good guess that elements of the email are a part of the Forward she also penned for See Something Say Nothing.

 

The email has what appears to be a video of Michele Bachmann getting ready to promote the book however, the link embedded on the email takes one directly to the WND Super Store purchase page. The purchase page does have even more data about the book but no Bachmann video as implied by the email. Since I was in Bachmann’s corner while she was in the House in exposing radical Islam which made her an initial favorite of mine in the 2012 race for President (gag, she lost ultimately to Mitt Romney), I am going to post a few Bachmann book promotion videos from the WND Youtube channel.

 

The longer of the Bachmann promotionals will be in this intro and the shorter promotional will be in the body of the WND email roughly located in the same place. Also the WND Super Store page has a book trailer which I couldn’t figure out how to embed. So I will use a WND Youtube channel version I don’t think is quite as impressive as the one on the purchase page which the email links to several times if you desire to watch the original.

 

Michele Bachmann’s email starts out with making the Haney-Moore book relevant by tying it to the Orlando Massacre which she leaves the impression that act of Islamic terrorism was a result of Obama desiring to protect the civil rights of terrorists more than the lives of law abiding American citizens.

 

VIDEO: Former Rep. Michele Bachmann: Why I believe DHS Whistleblower Phil Haney

 

 

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Published on Jun 16, 2016

 

One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion.

Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured in a coordinated attack on Western soil that authorities say was organized with help from inside France’s Muslim communities.

After the Paris attacks, Obama, himself, described ISIS as “simply a network of killers who are brutalizing local populations.”

But how much do words and definitions really matter? According to the legendary military strategist Sun Tzu, if “you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one (battle) and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”

When the Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003, its stated purpose was “preventing terrorist attacks within the United States and READ THE REST

 

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Bachmann: Orlando is ‘wake-up call of all wake-up calls’
Former congresswoman relied on ‘patriot’ DHS whistleblower Philip Haney

 

Attribution: Michele Bachmann

Sent: 6/21/2016 6:00 AM

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Former Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., urged Americans to stop deceiving themselves about the threat posed by radical Islamic terrorism and admit the obvious: We’re at war.

“This is the wake-up call of all wake-up calls,” Bachmann told WND. “This is an unbelievable tragedy that we saw. It isn’t just a mass shooting; it’s another jihadist attack against America. America is at war. We’re under attack on our own soil. Remember, George W. Bush said we’d have to fight them there so we don’t have to fight them here. Well guess what, we’re fighting them here.”

 

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Bachmann made the comments to WND editor Art Moore, co-author with former Department of Homeland Security agent Philip Haney of “See Something, Say Nothing.” Haney, who spearheaded investigations at the National Targeting Center, specialized in uncovering Islamic terrorist networks. However, his investigation was shut down by the Obama administration because of fears his research showed a connection between terrorism and Islam. Since the Orlando attack, Haney has alleged a connection between Sunday’s terrorist attack in Orlando and the attack in San Bernardino, California, in December.

Bachmann spoke of her experience working with Haney and contrasted his professionalism with the Obama administration’s seeming determination to promote a mythical version of a peaceful Islam.

“What Philip’s story is telling us is that we’re going down the wrong road,” Bachmann said. “Innocent Americans have gotten killed by following this false fantasy delusional view of Islam, that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. … Not all Muslims believe it, but this radical ideology is subscribed to by people who continue to carry out these terrorist attacks.”

 

Bachmann slammed President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as not really serious about stopping terrorism.

“Just as we saw, the FBI did in fact conduct not just one, not just two, but three interviews with this killer down in Orlando,” Bachmann charged. “Three interviews, and they couldn’t stop this guy. He had all sorts of, not even red flags, but blaring billboards about who he was, who his connections were and what his intentions were. And we still couldn’t stop him.”

Has our own government already surrendered to Islamic jihad? A national security insider uncovers the terrible truth. Philip Haney’s “See Something, Say Nothing” is available now from the WND Superstore.

“If we had all these clues and we still couldn’t stop him, we really aren’t serious about stopping terrorism. What this tells us is we have to change course. Unfortunately, Hillary Clinton is going down the same road of Barack Obama’s failed policies. It was her failed policies that got four Americans killed in Benghazi. Innocent Americans just got killed this weekend. This is a serious matter. It’s time to wake up.”

Bachmann called for a screening and vetting process at the borders of the United States to prevent the admission of Muslims committed to an extremist ideology.

 

“When we get a real view [of radical Islamic ideology], then we’ll understand that at the border, we’ll do vetting of people and find out what their ideology is,” she said. “And if they share these views, they shouldn’t be allowed into the United States because they intend upon violent acts upon people and institutions here.

“In any sane country, you protect yourself and your institutions. We no longer act with sane, common sense thoughts anymore.”

In a time of madness, Bachmann identified Haney as a model for what a federal employee should be, calling him a “patriot” and a “constitutionalist.” She also revealed she had worked with Haney when she was in Congress and had a seat on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

“A lot of time in front of these committees, we get a very whitewashed, sanitized version of what is going on because the agencies want to look good when they come before Congress,” she recalled. “They don’t want problems to be exposed; they want to look good. Our job is to find out what the truth is, what’s going on. In the area of intelligence, we deal with America’s classified secrets, and in particular, our focus was on terrorism. This is an extremely important job we have in Congress to keep the American people safe, and so I took this very seriously.”

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As a result, Bachmann had her staff seek out experts who could tell her what was really going on when it came to threats to the United States.

“I was casting about, trying to find out more information than what I was getting in front of the Intel committee,” she recalled. “I just felt like I was not getting the full and complete picture. And I asked my assistant to find good, credible people. She brought in Philip Haney to me. The reason I found him credible is because he was working on the inside. He knew what he was talking about. I knew enough about his area of jurisdiction that I knew he knew what he was talking about.

“But more than that, he had facts, knowledge and information that he had put together. And it was clear to me that this was a guy whose motivation and purpose wasn’t personal. He wasn’t trying to self-promote; he was a genuine public servant.”

 

According to Bachmann, she and Haney worked together “as a good team.” She paid tribute to the analyst’s ability to find connections and patterns, a skill which made him a successful counter-terrorism agent but also a threat to the Obama administration.

“Philip Haney had information,” she said, explaining his situation. “He found patterns. He did exactly what he was told to do so ‘If you see something, say something.’ He did that, and when he did that, he was punished for doing his job. I saw what he was doing. I saw his information, and I took it to committee chairs, to committee sub-chairs. I tried to get his information published as far and wide as I possibly could because America needed a course correction. We needed to change our policy.”

Bachmann accused the federal government of deliberately concealing the motivations for Islamic terrorism.

“The bottom line is the administration made a decision that Islamic ideology has nothing to do with terrorism,” she alleged. “Well, if you listen to the terrorists themselves, it’s just the opposite. Almost 100 percent of the terrorists point to Islamic ideology as the reason they do what they do. But the United States government wasn’t even allowed to look in that direction.

“The official view that Hillary Clinton follows, that Barack Obama follows, is what was forced upon Philip Haney. And he was a person that wanted to follow the truth, not a delusional view, a false view of Islam.”

Bachmann said the example of Haney should serve as a rallying point for reforms to protect politically incorrect whistleblowers within the American government.

“There are good people who know what’s going on,” she commented. “They said something. And when they said something, they were punished for it. That’s wrong; that’s gotta stop. We’ve got to change the rules so that if they see Islamic terror, they can actually point to the cause and not be punished for it.”

Has our own government already surrendered to Islamic jihad? A national security insider uncovers the terrible truth. Philip Haney’s “See Something, Say Nothing” is available now from the WND Superstore.

 

[Blog Editor: The WND email goes on to promote another book. I am not sharing that part, but if you have interest the book is entitled “STOLEN SOVEREIGNTY: HOW TO STOP UNELECTED JUDGES FROM TRANSFORMING AMERICA (HARDCOVER)” by Mark Levin.]

 

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One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion.

 

Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured in a coordinated attack on Western soil that authorities say was organized with help from inside France’s Muslim communities.

 

After the Paris attacks, Obama, himself, described ISIS as “simply a network of killers who are brutalizing local populations.”

 

But how much do words and definitions really matter? According to the legendary military strategist Sun Tzu, if “you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one (battle) and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”

 

When the Department of Homeland Security was founded in 2003, its stated purpose was “preventing terrorist attacks within the United States and reducing America’s vulnerability to terrorism.” The Bush administration’s definition of the enemy as a tactic, terrorism, rather than a specific movement, proved consequential amid a culture of political correctness. By the time President Obama took office, Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders in the United States were forcing changes to national security policy and even being invited into the highest chambers of influence. A policy known as Countering Violent Extremism emerged, downplaying the threat of supremacist Islam as unrelated to the religion and just one among many violent ideological movements.

 

When recently retired DHS frontline officer and intelligence expert Philip Haney bravely tried to say something about the people and organizations that threatened the nation, his intelligence information was eliminated, and he was investigated by the very agency assigned to protect the country. The national campaign by the DHS to raise public awareness of terrorism and terrorism-related crime known as If You See Something, Say Something effectively has become If You See Something, Say Nothing.

 

In “See Something, Say Nothing,” Haney – a charter member of DHS with previous experience in the Middle East – and co-author Art Moore expose just how deeply the submission, denial and deception run. Haney’s insider, eyewitness account, supported by internal memos and documents, exposes a federal government capitulating to an enemy within and punishing those who reject its narrative.

 

Haney discloses:

 

  • How the Bush administration stripped him and other frontline officers of their ability to define the threat;

 

  • How much the Obama administration knew in advance of the Boston Marathon bombing and how it launched an ongoing cover-up on behalf of a major ally;

 

  • The administration’s stealth policy to protect Islamic leaders with supremacist beliefs and violent-jihadist ties, allowing them to freely travel between the U.S. and the Middle East;

 

  • The scope of access to the White House and the classified information the Obama administration gave to members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups;

 

  • The damning intelligence on Muslim Brotherhood-linked leaders invited to sit at the table and help form national-security policy;

 

  • The “words matter” memo imposing the demands of radical U.S. Muslims leaders on the DHS, including stripping intelligence and official communications of any mention of Islam in association with terrorism;

 

  • The purging of training material that casts Islam in a negative light;

 

  • The erasing and altering of vital intelligence on terrorists and terror threats;

 

  • The fear-based tactics imposed by the Muslim Brotherhood front groups in the U.S. and their accomplices that paralyze officials, members of Congress and any Department of Homeland Security employee who dares to expose or resist their agenda; and

 

  • Much more …

 

In this well-documented, first-person account of his unique service with DHS, Haney shows why it’s imperative that Americans demand that when they see something and say something, the servants under their charge do something to prevent a cunning, relentless enemy from carrying out its stated aim to “destroy Western Civilization from within.”

 

About the Author

 

Art Moore is an editor for WND.com and its monthly magazine and book-publishing division. He entered the media world as a public relations assistant for the Seattle Mariners and a sports correspondent for Associated Press Radio. Moore served for ten years in Eastern Europe with a Christian organization and earned a master’s degree in communications from Wheaton College. Before joining WND shortly after 9/11, he was a reporter for a daily newspaper and senior news writer for Christianity Today magazine.

 

Philip Haney studied Arabic culture and language while working as a scientist in the Middle East before becoming a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 as a Customs & Border Protection agriculture officer. After advancing to an armed CBP officer where he served several tours of duty at the National Targeting Center near Washington, DC, where he quickly was promoted to its Advanced Targeting Team, an unprecedented accomplishment for an agent on temporary duty assignment. Officer Haney won numerous awards and commendations from his superiors for meticulously compiling information and producing actionable reports that led to the identification of hundreds of terrorists. He has specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement. He retired in July 2015.

 

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  • Publisher: WND Books (May 24, 2016)

 

  • Language: English

 

  • Dimension: 6 x 9 inches

 

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LEFT PROMOTING MASS DELUSION, SAYS JOURNALIST


As part of the progressive-left influence that Kupelian says is so adversely affecting the nation, Americans are being intimidated, bullied and seduced into accepting a whole slew of false “narratives” as though they represented reality, said Kupelian.

A “narrative,” he said, is just “a nice name for a … mass delusion.”

… I’m saying we have a culture and a presidency in which basically we’re taught there is no God, there is no right and wrong and the biblical morals that this country did pretty well with for several centuries are oppressive and racist and we need to get rid of them!” …

How can a person cope with living in a world of false narratives and dreamlike illusions? Kupelian argues the solution is simple:

“We need to wake up. We just need to wake up.”

He continued: “People tell me, ‘You know, this is a nightmare we’re living in under Obama.’ … It’s true, but there’s only one step away from a nightmare to being awake again. You just have to wake up. You have to put aside these sleepy delusions” that make us feel so comfortable in our dream world, he said. (LEFT PROMOTING MASS DELUSION, SAYS JOURNALIST; By Joseph Farah; WND; 11/11/15)

That is an excerpt from WND’s editorial/promotion of author David Kupelian’s new book about how the Obama/Leftist American transformation agenda is destroying America from within by eradicating everything that has made the USA an exceptional nation in a world of oppressive agendas.

I haven’t read Kupelian’s book yet but I’m going to get a copy.

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LEFT PROMOTING MASS DELUSION, SAYS JOURNALIST

Hear ‘Snapping’ author David Kupelian on fast-paced San Francisco broadcast


From email alert sent by Joseph Farah

Email sent: 11/12/2015 5:09 AM

November 11, 2015

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Listen to David Kupelian’s rapid-fire interview with Brian Sussman on San Francisco’s KSFO Morning Show:

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From alleged widespread racism to “Islamophobia” to “gender reassignment,” the way the American left currently portrays many of today’s top issues is not only wrong, says bestselling author David Kupelian, it is an attempt to forcibly replace reality with a series of coveted delusions – commonly called “narratives.”

Kupelian, whose latest book is “The Snapping of the American Mind,” made his comments during a fast-paced drive-time interview with popular San Francisco KSFO radio talker Brian Sussman.

“The statistics are simply mind-melting,” said Kupelian, referring to the astronomical levels of addiction, depression and family breakdown in today’s America, which he ties in his book to the left’s ongoing “fundamental transformation of America.” “One hundred and thirty million people are dependent on legal or illegal mind-altering substances. We’re not talking 130,000. This sounds like all the adults, almost – it’s like [we’re] a nation of addicts!”

As part of the progressive-left influence that Kupelian says is so adversely affecting the nation, Americans are being intimidated, bullied and seduced into accepting a whole slew of false “narratives” as though they represented reality, said Kupelian.

A “narrative,” he said, is just “a nice name for a … mass delusion.”

Kupelian rattled off a few examples of present-day false media narratives:

“Faisal Mohammad wasn’t motivated by jihad.”

“Bruce Jenner is a woman.”

Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, was a victim of racist police – even though it’s proven that he was a predator,” Kupelian added. “He was a punk on drugs who had just knocked off a convenience store and he tried to kill a cop, to grab his gun!” But “it doesn’t matter” to the left, said Kupelian. “You still hear about Ferguson and Michael Brown” as though the mythical “gentle giant” was a victim of trigger-happy, racist cops.

Another delusion-based narrative, said Kupelian, is that “Islam is a religion of peace. I have to tell you, I have about 100 family members who were killed by jihadists during the Armenian Genocide,” said Kupelian. “Islam has not been a religion of peace for the last 14 centuries. And it doesn’t show any signs of beginning now.”

“Where is this all coming from?” Kupelian asked rhetorically.

“We don’t live in a vacuum. … I’m saying we have a culture and a presidency in which basically we’re taught there is no God, there is no right and wrong and the biblical morals that this country did pretty well with for several centuries are oppressive and racist and we need to get rid of them!” He added, “There’s a side of us that feels like this is liberation, but there’s a price to pay. We’re paying the price now.”

Indeed, American politics has become so unhinged, he said, it is hard for normal Americans to even process what is happening.

“Hillary Clinton should be in prison, he noted, adding, “We have this socialist who, God bless Donald Trump, he referred to Bernie Sanders as a ‘communist maniac.'”

He then told Sussman: “I defy your listeners to go to the CPUSA website, Communist Party USA [cpusa.org] … Tell me the difference between the communist – forget socialism, the Communist Party USA – and the Democrat Party. Everything [on the CPUSA site] is ‘war on women,’ ‘racism,’ all the same stuff” over which today’s Democrat Party obsesses, he said.

The result of this political and moral insanity, Kupelian believes, is a kind of massive psychological strain imposed on Americans who find it difficult to live on a diet of lies.

In “The Snapping of the American Mind,” said Kupelian, “I’m connecting the dots between that big picture” of the Obama-left’s “fundamental transformation” of America “and the individual picture of the wretchedness and brokenness and pathology of the 130 million Americans that are dependent on [toxic] substances,” said Kupelian, who contends that leftist deception and intimidation “is actually driving good, unsuspecting Americans over the edge to depression, anger, mental illness, addiction, family breakdown – all the pathology and the wretchedness we see on the individual level which we don’t really attach to politics so much.”

Sussman, who frequently guest-hosts for Michael Savage on “The Savage Nation” and is the author of “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda Will Dismantle America,” agreed with Kupelian.

“I hear that all the time!” he exclaimed.

As a talk show host, Sussman said he must often guard his listeners from everything that’s happening.

“If I just gave them the news of the day, people would be crashing their cars,” he joked. “Their minds are about to snap. ‘I can’t take this anymore.’ And I think you’re nailing it with this book.”

But it can be hard to break away from an all-encompassing media culture. Misspeaking for a moment, Kupelian said, “Bruce Jenner is still a woman,” when he meant to say Jenner is still a man.

Realizing his mistake, he laughed, “Oh no, they’ve gotten to me!”

Sussman chortled, “It’s gotten to you as well, your mind has snapped, David!”

Jokes aside, Kupelian’s message is deadly serious. And for those who actually want to help troubled people, he has simple advice – stick to reality. He affirmed the biological impossibility of “sex change” – or to use today’s euphemism, “gender reassignment” – citing the finding of the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital that changing genders is “biologically impossible.”

“This is a controversial thing to say, especially in San Francisco,” Kupelian advised. “You cannot transition from one sex to the other. An adult male has about 37 trillion cells. Every one of them is permanently branded with Y [male] chromosomes.”

Kupelian said going along with transgenderism and other absurdities amounts to encouraging mental illness. As he put it, if a pathologically skinny anorexic woman thinks she is fat – a common syndrome among anorexics – “we don’t need to pretend she is fat.”

How can a person cope with living in a world of false narratives and dreamlike illusions? Kupelian argues the solution is simple:

“We need to wake up. We just need to wake up.”

He continued: “People tell me, ‘You know, this is a nightmare we’re living in under Obama.’ … It’s true, but there’s only one step away from a nightmare to being awake again. You just have to wake up. You have to put aside these sleepy delusions” that make us feel so comfortable in our dream world, he said.

In the end, Sussman told his listeners, “I want to promote this book heavily. David, great book, and it’s flying off the shelves as I would expect.”

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Facebook Conversations with David Dodt Sr.


David Dodt Sr.

John R. Houk

© October 30, 2014

 

Honestly I do not recall the particulars of how I got into a facebook conversation with David Dodt but I am sure pleased that I did. In belatedly checking my facebook email alerts I discovered three conversation messages from David that really are not related but nevertheless very informative.

 

On October 3rd David provides a brief but so true mini-history of Islam. These are some historical details that if repeated in front of the wrong Muslim you might wish to be certain to have an equalizer in your possession (GUN). Such a Muslim would whack your head off for blaspheming his religion even though the facts have been well studied.

 

The next conversion David points out the obvious the Mainstream Media (MSM) refuses to address. In speaking plainly that point is Obama and his Democratic Party utilizing illegal immigration to pad the vote to their favor. Regardless of the actions of some Dem dominated States it is quite illegal for a non-citizen to vote in an American election.

 

The last conversation refers to a novel penned by David Dodt that is a Conspiracy-War thriller on a global basis. When I scrape up the dough David’s book definitely sounds like some literature I would enjoy reading.

 

JRH 10/30/14

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10/3, 1:05pm

ISLAM

 

This will save you some homework. But if you disagree, be my guest and hit the books yourself. Islam is a phony religion. If you look up the names of ancient God’s of the Middle East, you will find RA, Karnack, Isis, Baal and yes Allah (the Moon God) among other god’s and deities.

 

All the rituals and symbols of Islam are copied from the Moon God religion. The Crescent Moon, The Crescent Moon with an offset star both come from the Moon God religion. The stars in the heavens are Allah’s daughters. You find this, when you see the ceiling of many mosques. The Crescent Moon symbols are on top of mosques and on the flag of Turkey and Pakistan. Now the offset star, most likely the planet Venus, with the Crescent Moon is the symbol of the son of the Moon God. Bowing to the East was the way a member of the Moon God religion, paid their respects to the wife of the moon God as she rises in the morning. (The Sun God)

 

The main worship site was Mecca and you were expected, as a Moon God Worshiper, to make one pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in your lifetime. The highest religious times were between the Crescent phases of the moon. In Islam that is called Ramadan.

 

Once in Mecca you were expected to walk several times around this plaza with a large square stone structure in the middle and with a sheet covering it. Then someone saw and found a meteor that fell to the ground and brought it to Mecca. It must be a gift from the Moon God. So you, as a worshiper, you were then and now expected to kiss this stone that came from the heavens. In the old days you ended by throwing a rock at the evil Jinn, the evil Jinn was a trickster demon. That is where we get the word Genie from. In Islam they changed that to the Devil. But the ritual stays the same.

 

Did Muhammad know all this? Yes, in fact his father and grandfather had the name Allah in their very long names. He was brought up in this area and Allah was worshiped in that area of the world for 700 years. So Muhammad co-opted an existing religion for his own purposes. Once he had some followers, if you disagreed with his religion, you got your head cut off. So the Saudi Arabian flag has soared on it, with the proclamation that there is no God but Allah.

 

So Muhammad became a self-serving, narcissist and pedophile. Why pedophile you may ask? His 4th wife, Aisha, was 6 years old when he married her. I must have been hard finding a virgin back in the day. But it is said that he did not have relations with her until she reached the age of 9 years old. During one of his military conquests he captured two towns and kept two Jewish women as sex slaves.

 

Today in Saudi Arabia they changed the marriageable age, for girls, from 9 to 10 years old. Iran is also allowing girls as young as 10 years old, to be married.

 

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David Dodt Sr.

10/25, 1:41pm

The 2016 Election

 

(1) Illegal Aliens are being distributed all over the country.

 

(2) The government isn’t telling exactly which state or city that they are going too.

 

(3) President Obama will give illegal aliens amnesty and a Green Card after the 2014 election.

 

(4) Illegal alien children that are 16 years old will be eligible and encouraged to vote in 2016, illegally.

 

(5) These aliens may not know or be told that they can vote. After the election they will find themselves arrested, because they were not an eligible voter.

 

(6) Did this illegal voting happen before? Yes back when President Jimmy Carter gave his amnesty program.

 

(7) This illegal alien distribution is geared for the 2016 election. Senator Reid and Obama will block any legislation passed by The Republican majority after the 2014 election.

 

(8) States run by a Democratic political machine will give out photo ID’s so the illegal aliens have one, so they can vote.

 

(9) Voting machines will be altered so even if you vote Republican on Election Day, it will be recorded as a vote for Democrats.

 

(10) If voter fraud is very low in 2014, this is a way to lull the public into thinking voter fraud is non-existent, before the 2016 election takes place. That makes it easier, to create massive voter fraud.

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David Dodt Sr.

10/28, 12:26pm

The Dragon Awakens

[Buy in paperback at Amazon]

By David W. Dodt Sr.

 

Photo: The Dragon Awakens book jacket

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I’ll keep it simple; China is going to attack the Middle East and capture their oil fields, but first it must conquer India. They cannot leave a potential enemy with the ability to block their forces. Now that I let the cat out of the bag, all I had to do is find out who and how someone is going to stop them. How I came to this decision was a well of hard research. All this research initiated the question about what is China going to do with all that military equipment they are purchasing. Of course they were going to attack someone.

 

The logistics for the Chinese was the hardest nut to crack. But once I figured these problems out, the story just flowed.

 

My manuscript is written with the reader being in several places at the same time in the same chapter. So you could be in China, in Tibet, or Korea, aboard a U.S. Navy ship, in Rome, or in the White House, observing events and listening to conversations as they take place.

 

You also see and note the characters decisions as events unfold. You will meet the head of the Chinese PLA, (Peoples Liberation Army) a sailor that reports to his ship after finishing A-School, the Captain of the U.S.S. Coronado as she steams across the Pacific, a successful Chinese industrialist, a Catholic Priest, the President of the United States and the commander of all American Naval Forces in the Pacific just to name a few. But each character adds an important piece to the puzzle, which makes up this story.

 

I’m a big Tom Clancy fan and my book came out just a couple of days after he died. I will always consider him my mentor.

 

The book is being well received and is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Kindle. If you’re in Australia it is available on Booktopia.

 

I have been encouraged by the interest nationwide as I have been interviewed on radio shows from all over the country. I have done one local TV interview so far. You can watch it on YouTube. You just type in the book title. This TV experience was very professionally done. The interview explains a lot.

 

[VIDEO: THE DRAGON AWAKENS 25:01

 

Published by David Dodt

Published: Jul 12, 2014

 

Interview with the author of, “The Dragon Awakens.” If you’re a Tom Clancy fan you will enjoy this book. In the story China sends a million man army to attack and conquer the Middle Eastern oil fields. But India stands in the way and must be dealt with first. Who and how this is stopped? Who is rescued and who falls in love? Well, you have to read the book to find out. Each character holds a part of the puzzle. You the reader are in the room, aboard ship, in different parts of the world watching as events unfold.]

 

P/S There is also a love story about the daughter of a mayor who is captured and the rescued by A US Marine Recon Unit. Yes, it’s one of the Marines that rescued her.

 

P/S again: I’ve been out of town for a couple of days. I went to the Great Lakes Navy Base in Chicago for the mustering out of my nephew. He retired after 24 years of service. He was a Chief Petty Officer John Russell Dodt. As many of the whole family that could go, did so. There were also some shipmates that traveled cross country just to be there. There is quite a ceremony involved when a Chief retires. He also received, at the same time, the Navy, Marine Corp, Commendation Medal.

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Edited by John R. Houk

 

David Dodt Sr. also authored The Howard Dean Diary in 2007.

 

David Dodt Sr. ran for the Senate in Ohio in 2012.

This Tea Party Cheer link offers some bio tidbits.

 

Blog Editor: Below is a lesser quality interview of David Dodt Sr. in conjunction to the book “The Dragon Awakens”:

 

VIDEO: David Dodt Sr. The Dragon Awakens… 1:05:59

 

Published by MeatandPotatoes2012

Published: Jul 12, 2014

 

Dave comes to the show to talk about his book and the conversation gets amazing… I love doing my show..!!

Jack the Ripper in News Again


Ripper Strikes Again

 

John R. Houk

© September 9, 2014

 

As a lover of mystery novels from my early teens, especially the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie mysteries intrigued me in those early teen days. Thus one of the notorious unsolved murders of the late 19th century appended to a rapist-slashing serial killer has especially intrigued me – Jack the Ripper.

 

Despite the Jack the Ripper intrigue I am definitely not an expert Ripper-ologist. This is evidenced in my gullibility that Prince Albert Victor the Duke of Clarence and Avondale and grandson of Queen Victoria was Jack the Ripper. Most Ripper-ologists have debunked Prince Albert Victor was old Jack. I liked Prince Albert Victor for the serial killer because it made sense to me that only a murderer with powerful connections could keep Scotland Yard from finding such a brutalizing killer that terrified White Chapel residents. Couple the fact that White Chapel in the 1880s was a location within London where dubious and nefarious characters resided or worked. If a connected person was a murderer, Scotland Yard would be discouraged from investigating powerful and/or wealthy people committing crimes in White Chapel. But as I said the relatively young Prince has been exonerated as a killer.

 

There is a huge list of theories as to who Jack might have been as you can tell from the Wikipedia link I used connected to Jack the Ripper. Below is the Wikipedia prime suspects:

 

1.1 Montague John Druitt

 

1.2 Seweryn Kłosowski alias George Chapman

 

1.3 Aaron Kosminski

 

1.4 Michael Ostrog

 

1.5 John Pizer

 

1.6 James Thomas Sadler

 

1.7 Francis Tumblety

 

I found out yesterday that the 1.3 of the Wikipedia list – Aaron Kosminski – is believed by Russell Edwards to be THE Jack the Ripper. Edwards is a British businessman and armchair detective that is releasing a book entitled, “Naming Jack the Ripper”. Here’s a video with the Edwards point of view that he has proven Aaron Kosminski was Jack the Ripper:

 

VIDEO: NAMING JACK THE RIPPER, BY RUSSELL EDWARDS

 

Posted by Pan Macmillan

Published on Sep 7, 2014

 

New crime scene evidence.
A stunning forensic breakthrough.
The killer revealed.

Bringing together ground-breaking forensic discoveries – including vital DNA evidence – and gripping historical detective work, NAMING JACK THE RIPPER constructs the first truly convincing case for identifying the world’s most notorious serial killer.

In 2007, businessman Russell Edwards bought a shawl believed to have been left beside the body of fourth victim, Catherine Eddowes. He knew that, if genuine, the shawl would be the only piece of crime-scene evidence still in existence. It was the start of an extraordinary seven-year quest for Russell, as he sought to authenticate the shawl and learn its secrets. He had no idea this journey would take him so far.

After undergoing extensive forensic testing by one of the country’s top scientists, the shawl was not only shown to be genuine, stained with Catherine Eddowes’ blood, but in a massive breakthrough the killer’s DNA was also discovered – DNA that would allow Russell to finally put a name to Jack the Ripper . . .

Order your copy of NAMING JACK THE RIPPER now.

 

Here is the BiometricUpdate.com link article by Rawlson King entitled “DNA evidence identifies Jack the Ripper” in which the above video was located.

 

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Russell Edwards the author and genetic expert Dr. Jari Louhelainen are convinced the DNA shows that Kosminski’s DNA was on the shawl of prostitute murder victim Catherine Eddowes. However, other Ripper-ologists are far from convinced.

 

Alan Boyle writing for NBC News gives good reasons to think twice about Russell Edwards’ claim pertaining to Kosminski:

 

Does DNA analysis prove conclusively that a deranged Polish barber named Aaron Kosminski was behind the famous “Jack the Ripper” murders of the 19th century? The claim has stirred up a hue and cry among professional and amateur sleuths who have been following the case for decades — proving only that the evidence is far from conclusive.

 

 

But the chain of evidence would never hold up in a court: It’s based on fresh analysis of DNA recovered from a century-old bloodstained scarf linked to one of Jack the Ripper’s victims, Catherine Eddowes. Edwards’ scientific collaborator, Jari Louhelainen of Liverpool John Moores University, has linked some of the DNA from the stains to the genetic signature of Eddowes’ distant relatives. Another DNA signature, purportedly attributed to semen on the scarf, was linked to relatives of Kosminski.

 

Ripperologists have known about the scarf, as well as Kosminski’s status as a suspect, for years. The new twist has to do with the DNA tests. “There’s kind of a ‘CSI Effect’ going on,” Ryder said. “People hear ‘DNA,’ and they think it’s 100 percent solved.”

 

It’s not solved, as Ripperologists are only too happy to point out in the Casebook forum.

 

 

One of the reasons for the controversy has to do with the limitations of the DNA test that was used. Louhelainen could recover the genetic signature only from mitochondrial DNA, or mtDNA, rather than the nuclear DNA that serves as a unique identifier.

 

MtDNA is passed down from a mother to her children, and many people can share the same mtDNA signature. The signature linked to Kosminski, T1a1, is a relatively common subtype. Thus, the determination doesn’t mean much unless the signature can be narrowed down to a rarer subtype, or unless additional evidence can be brought to bear (as was the case for identifying the remains of Russia’s Czar Nicholas II and his family).

 

A larger question has to do with the scarf’s history: It’s been open to contamination for decades, and it’s not even clear that it was really left behind by Eddowes (or her killer) after the 1888 murder. “In the community of so-called experts, it’s not really considered evidence,” Ryder said.

 

Another ‘Case Closed’ moment?

 

Then there’s the fact that Kosminski doesn’t match up all that well with descriptions of the killer by contemporary witnesses. He was just 23 years old and reportedly slight of build. In contrast, witnesses have described a heavier-built, somewhat older man as skulking around the scenes of the crimes.

 

Kosminski has long been on the list of usual Ripper suspects, thanks largely to references to a “Kosminski’ in the writings of investigators, but many modern-day Ripperologists are doubtful he could have pulled off one of history’s most infamous strings of serial killings.

 

“If it actually was Kosminski, this guy was a borderline raving lunatic,” Ryder said. “This was not a criminal mastermind by any means.”

 

Ryder said the latest claims were reminiscent of another “Case Closed” moment in the tale of Jack the Ripper — the time in 2002 when crime novelist Patricia Cornwell declared that Victorian-era painter Walter Sickert was the killer, based in part on mtDNA analysis of a licked stamp.

 

Since then, a string of other suspects (including a woman dubbed “Jackie the Ripper”) have had their time in READ ENTIRETY (Was It Aaron Kosminski? Jack the Ripper DNA Claims Get Ripped; By ALAN BOYLE; NBC NEWS; 9/8/14, 2:48 pm)

 

In an Us vs Th3m article criticizing Russell Edwards and the Kosminski theory of the Jack the Ripper identity there is a list of specific reasons:

 

 

The Mail could exclusively reveal the killer to be… an Eastern European immigrant.

 

Typical bloody Poles, coming over here, stealing the jobs that could have been done by our hard-working British serial killers…

 

So, is that right? Has one of the greatest mysteries in forensic science just been solved by the newspaper than claimed that bread both cures and causes cancer?

 

Probably not. And here’s why…

 

Reason #1: The Source

 

This paper says it’s definitely true

 

The Mail claims that DNA analysis has identified Polish barber Aaron Kosminski as being Jack the Ripper. Which is great news. Those are the sorts of the results that would definitely be published in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal, right?

 

Well… Sort of. They come from an article written to promote the publication of a new book, Naming Jack The Ripper by Russell Edwards, which is published tomorrow and costs £16.99.

 

 

Reason #2: The Shawl

Russell Edwards, handling DNA evidence without gloves

 

All of the valuable DNA evidence came from the shawl that Mr Edwards is holding above. So what do we know about the shawl?

 

·         It’s not a shawl Look at it. It’s not a shawl. It measures 8 feet by 2 feet. Unless Catherine Eddowes was a thin, rectangular woman of incredible height, it’s not a shawl.

 

·         Catherine Eddowes didn’t own it As Mr Edwards points out, the day before she was murdered, Catherine Eddowes had to pawn her own shoes, so she was unlikely to have a finely-wrought shawl of Michaelmas daisies to hand. Mr Edwards think that Jack the Ripper gave it to Catherine before murdering her on it, and leaving it as a deliberate clue.

 

 

So it’s a shawl that’s not a shawl that was never at the crime scene that wasstolen by a policeman who was also never there whose wife was so disgusted by it that he preserved it in a fashion good enough to collect forensic evidence from over a century later.

 

 

Reason #3: The Process

 

Some DNA, kicking it mitochondrial-style

 

Okay, leaving aside the questions over the contamination of the sample and the small issue of peer review, surely the evidence is clear?

 

Except it’s not quite that simple. Because there was no nuclear DNA available from the sample, the researchers were forced to work from mitochondrial DNA, which can show common maternal ancestors, but isn’t much use for identifying individuals within a group.

 

The slow rate of mutation for mtDNA means that there are only mutations about every 40 generations or so, so when you have a perfect match on mitochondrial DNA, that means that the two samples shared the same maternal ancestor within the last 40 generations roughly. Or 1,000 years.

 

Even given all the other questions, all the results tell us is the descendants of Catherine Eddowes and relatives of Aaron Kosminski shared a common maternal ancestor at some point since Macbeth made himself king of Scotland.

 

 

Reason #4: The Samples

 

Even if we leave aside all the questions raised above, we should probably acknowledge that, as Catherine Eddowes was a prostitute, finding traces of semen on her clothing is not evidence that the person who produced that semen killed her. Unless you have a weird theory that Jack the Ripper gave Eddowes the shawl only to promptly murder her.

 

 

No, and there’s evidence that Kosminski was historically considered as a suspect precisely because he was a Jewish Pole.

 

What we have learned was that there is an unverified possibility, using a sample of dubious provenance, that suggests that the relatives of both Catherine Eddowes and Aaron Kosminski shared matrilineal ancestors with READ ENTIRETY (Are YOU Jack The Ripper? No. And neither’s Aaron Kosminski; By UsVsTh3m.com Staff; UsVsTh3m.com; 9/8/14 5:00pm)

 

So is Aaron Kosminski the Jack the Ripper or is the mystery still to be solved? I don’t know if even time will tell. Choose your favorite theory.

 

JRH 9/9/14

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Here are some bibliographical links in no particular order of significance, date or decisiveness:

 

Is Jack The Ripper Aaron Kosminski? Er, no, says expert Mike Covell

Jack the Ripper: Has notorious serial killer’s identity been revealed by new DNA evidence?

 

Aaron Kosminski Reconsidered

Jack the Ripper unmasked: DNA tests “prove” that he was a Polish hairdresser called Aaron Kosminski

 

Has the Mystery of Jack the Ripper’s Identity Finally Been Solved?

 

DNA evidence “proving” Jack the Ripper was a Polish barber isn’t enough to be conclusive

 

Identity of Jack the Ripper Allegedly Finally Discovered Due to DNA

Jack the Ripper DNA test finds match, but questions remain

 

Check out Fjordman’s Review of ‘The Uniqueness of Western Civilization’


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John R. Houk

© May 13, 2013

 

Fjordman produces a favorable book review of Ricardo Duchesne’s historical tome “The Uniqueness of Western Civilization”. I checked out the price and it is a bit spendy on Amazon. I found it amazing Duchesne’s book is $268.60 in paperback and less in hardback at $133.97 to as much as $366.79 through online vendor Amazon. Even the $133 price tag is a bit much for me. I think I might have gone as high $60 with the Fjordman book review. O well, as Doris Day used to sing – Que Sera Sera. I’ll keep looking and eventually I’ll find a used version that is more in my price range.

 

Let me leave you with one thought that I think I gleaned from Fjordman’s book review. Western Civilization is unique because the culture bred individuals that had the wander lust to discover what is over the unknown horizon. This unknown horizon is more than just exploration for new lands but also the exploration of new concepts because someone had the audacity to think outside the well accepted box to find something that brought innovation to humanity.

 

JRH 5/13/13

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The Cold War and an erratic leader’s brinkmanship


The Cold War for most Americans was an invisible war. The most visible part of the Cold War was the image of a threat of a nuclear war between America and the Soviet Union. Being a Baby Boomer I remember the grade school drills of hiding under your school room desk if an alarm was sounded for a nuclear strike (as if that would protect us J ). I also remember being told to be aware of bomb shelters to flee to if some kind of eerie alarm went off for protection from radiation.

 

SIDE BAR: Writing about bomb shelters: I grew up in Washington State. In the Sixties during the days in which nuclear war seemed a very perceptive possibility, air raid horns would go off as a test.

 

I eventually grew up and married as the story goes. After college I dragged the family to Oklahoma for further education. Low and behold one morning I heard what sounded like an air raid horn going off. After my Sixties indoctrination I kind of freaked thinking that in the Eighties Reagan had made somebody in the Soviet Union angry. It was a freaky feeling.

 

After I dashed outside and saw everyone calmly do what one does on a Saturday morning, I calmed down a bit. I asked a kid playing outside why those horns went off. The kid looked at me like I fell off the moon and said that was a tornado alarm practice run. I found out where disaster is always possible they practice the alarms. I felt like a dork. END SIDE BAR.

 

Saying all this I am going to post a book review of “Khrushchev’s Cold War” by Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali. 
 
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KHRUSHCHEV’S COLD WAR
    By Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali
    W.W. Norton, $35, 640 pages
    REVIEWED BY ARNOLD BEICHMAN
    
    In the spring of 1960, Nikita Khrushchev, then ruler of all the Russias, headed the Soviet delegation to the United Nations. One morning as the Filipino delegate addressing the U.N. General Assembly was denouncing Soviet imperialism, an infuriated Khrushchev raced down the aisle, onto to the rostrum, brusquely shoved the Filipino speaker away from the microphone and shouted some words at him in Russian.
    A U.N. news correspondent at the time, I was listening to the simultaneous English translation on earphones when suddenly I heard the translator, who was trying to keep up with Khrushchev’s vituperation, blurt out the English phrase, "this jerk."
    We all rushed down to the interpreter’s booth and when he was freed up, we asked him what was the Russian word for "jerk." The interpreter replied that he didn’t dare use the English word for Khrushchev’s Russian. He told us what the word was in English and, of course, we couldn’t use it in our newspaper dispatches.
    I open with this anecdote to illustrate my opinion of this awful man with the porcine visage. Khrushchev was a man with no sense of dignity whatsoever, which is what happens when you toady to a Stalin for decades and at his bidding kill without conscience.
    This was the man who in 1962 brought the world as close to a nuclear war as hasn’t happened since. That crisis occurred because Khrushchev planted missiles in Cuba targeted at the American mainland hoping to bluff the United States into humiliating surrender.
    President Kennedy was not to be bluffed and Khrushchev retreated ignominiously. Even Communist China criticized him for what they called his "adventurism." Two years after this defeat, Khrushchev was cashiered by his own Politburo.
    In "Khrushchev’s Cold War," Aleksandr Fursenko and Timothy Naftali write that "What is indisputable is that once Khrushchev dropped his pressure strategy in the wake of the Cuban missile crisis, the superpower struggle became more predictable and less dangerous …"
"Once Khrushchev was gone, no Soviet leader would again make the argument that to get peace, one had to go to the brink of war. Until Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the Cold War, no Soviet leader — arguably no leader of any country — would so hold the world in its thrall."
    The authors, who published the Cuban missile crisis classic, "One Hell of a Gamble," have had access to Politburo and Soviet intelligence materials and so their report has a gripping authenticity. They show that Khrushchev’s "coercive diplomacy," his pressure tactics, especially his ultimatums to President Eisenhower to get out of Berlin, didn’t work and why. Those tactics cost Russia dearly because they spurred a great United States military buildup and made the idea of peaceful coexistence a chimera, say the authors.
    There are two important omissions in this otherwise exemplary Cold War report. One of them is overlooking the East German worker uprising on June 17, 1953, three months after Stalin’s death. It took Soviet tanks to quell that uprising. Then came further rebellions in Poznan, Poland and in October 1956 in Hungary.
    The second omission is what Khrushchev told Tito when they met in 1955 in Belgrade. The Russian dictator foreshadowed his "secret" anti-Stalin speech at the 20th Party Congress by telling the Yugoslav anti-Soviet dictator about Stalin’s iniquities.
    The authors describe Khrushchev as an "impetuous and erratic man." They show that in this age of nuclear proliferation somebody like Khrushchev (for which substitute Kim Jong Il or Iran President Ahmadinejad) could incinerate the world in the name of ideology or in the name of radical Islam.
    This volume is not only a fine history but it also points a warning for the years to come.
    
    Arnold Beichman, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, is a Washington Times columnist.