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Friday, November 07, 2008

Freedom Now Stands Alone

Courageous Melanie Phillips of the UK Spectator is one of the few journalists to grasp the implications of Obama's victory in the US.


From Melanie's blog

So the answer to my question turned out to be yes, America really was going to do this. A historic moment indeed. The hyperbole for once is not exaggerated: this is a watershed election which changes the fate of the world. The fear however is that the world now becomes very much less safe for all of us as a result. Those of us who have looked on appalled during this most frightening of presidential elections – at the suspension of reason and its replacement by thuggery -- can only hope that the way this man governs will be very different from the profile provided by his influences, associations and record to date. It’s a faint hope – the enemies of America, freedom and the west will certainly be rejoicing today.

America has voted for change, apparently. Change from what, precisely? From Bush? But in the second term, Bush stopped being Bush. His foreign policy lurched from paralysis to appeasement (redeemed only by the strategic genius of Gen Petraeus – and what price Petraeus now?) As Frank Gaffney wrote in the Washington Times yesterday, Bush’s Treasury is about to open the way for sharia law to be imposed upon America’s banking system. And it was a Democrat-controlled Congress that helped provoke the sub-prime lending crisis that triggered the current financial meltdown.

What this election tells us is that America voted for change because America is in the process of changing – not just demographically by becoming less white and more diverse, but as the result of a culture war in which western civilisation is losing out to a far-left agenda which has become mainstream, teaching American children to despise the founding values of their country and hijacking discourse by the minority power-grab of victim-culture.

The reaction of conservatives on both sides of the Atlantic to this undoubted change – not just in the US but in Britain too – shows the intellectual disarray caused by these profound developments. They say politicians must stop trying to hold the cultural line and go instead with the flow of change. In Britain, the Tory party has adopted this strategy. Now there are Republicans saying the same thing.

But John McCain is a Republican who does not fit the old template, who does subscribe to some of this ‘change’ agenda on a number of issues. As a result, he was incapable of attacking Obama on the most important grounds of all: that he stood for values inimical to America’s founding principles. When he did venture into this territory, it was half-cocked and far too late, appearing merely like the desperate throw of a loser. The reason he couldn’t do it earlier was that he had no coherent platform of his own. So why vote for a muddled and erratic quasi-'progressive' when the real thing is a rock star? It cannot be said too emphatically -- the Republicans lost this election. Obama ran a superbly disciplined campaign and he was an impressive candidate, particularly in his calm and stately demeanour throughout. The Republicans screwed up in government, they selected a hopelessly frail and erratic candidate, he ran a shambolic campaign. They deserved to lose.

So now we are promised a change in America’s fundamental values. And they really will be changed. Obama has said in terms that he thinks the US constitution is flawed. America’s belief in itself as defending individual liberty, truth and justice on behalf of the free world will now be expiated instead as its original sin. Those who have for the past eight years worked to bring down the America that defends and protects life and liberty are today ecstatic. They have stormed the very citadel on Pennsylvania Avenue itself.

Millions of Americans remain lion-hearted, decent, rational and sturdy. They find themselves today abandoned, horrified, deeply apprehensive for the future of their country and the free world. No longer the land of the free and the home of the brave; they must now look elsewhere.


The world is at the crossroads. Russia, China, radical Islam, Red Latin America and pink Europe now, or soon will, regard the US as no longer willing or able to stand up for freedom.

Power loves a vacuum. If a socialist led America will no longer defend what's left of the West against against its numerous enemies, who will?

24 Comments:

Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

Dear Trevor, Mah Mah, Fried of Amerika and Right-Wing Hag Melanie Phillips,

Congratulations to you all.

How your relentless slander and libel of Barack Obama has (not !) paid off.

How feels the the dead rat lodged firmly in your collective throat ? Were I the rat I would have picked a throat rather more wholesome actually.

Interesting that Melanie should paint The Chickenhawk as being Bush in his first term but not in his second. Oh really ? What planet do you hail from lassie ? What pathetic sophistry is this ?

Get back to Essex and honest employment in a call-centre I say.

We've still got the always illegal Iraq adventure, we've still got IDF: 10+ Palestinians: 1. We've still got all the madness bred of an arrogant objectivism.

Oh, sorry.....there are some things new.....the meltdown of rampant, destructive capitalism and the socialisation of the losses of those for whom the former profits were privatised. My, haven't they, like you, done well !

The other new thing that really, really buzzes me is this: America is suddenly not nearly so ugly !

Kia Ora Whanau !

10:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOD shows mercy and GOD judges.

We have been judged.

Now we will be serving our sentence.

What actually is mind-boggling to me, is how all my fellow citizens went along with it. I truly never thought it could happen.

The truth is not in them. They do not want to know the truth. They could care less about the truth. And that includes GOD’s truth.

Do I have a rose-colored glasses view of our future. NO!

Our enemies now have complete access to all our military and domestic secrets. A coup just occurred.

We now will have to suffer and pay the price even though we had nothing to do with the final decision. We fought with all our might to make sure truth and justice would prevail.

May GOD show mercy on those of us who follow the truth.

10:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama’s hospital baby pictures: Where are they?

1. Is it just me, or are Obama’s baby pictures, especially possible Obama hospital baby pictures, nowhere to be seen, not
even on the web?

2. Most families, when a new baby is born—especially if the baby is born in a hospital—like to take pictures of the baby with his mother at the hospital.

3. But as I understand it, there are NO Obama baby pictures to be found anywhere, especially there are no pictures of Obama with his mother in a Hawaii hospital.

4. Obama’s grandfather on his mother’s side: I find it difficult to believe that Obama’s maternal grandfather—the grandfather was living in Hawaii and helped raise Obama— did not take pictures of his new grandson, if Obama indeed was born in a Hawaii hospital.

5. My point is this: If the Electoral College and Congress
order Obama to present his Hawaii birth hospital record, I wonder if Obama can produce them, because there may not exist.

6. If Obama is unable to produce his Hawaii hospital record, will this be more dramatic evidence that Obama has been LYING to the American people about his background all these years?

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hitler came to power in a landslide General Election Victory and people went along with it, so maybe the Will of the People isn’t always right? But is Obama another Hitler?

This I know, Obama will Appoint at least two Supreme Court Justices, and more likely four, because Thomas and Scalia may well be impeached during his term, if he serves, and one of those he appoints will be Cass Sunstein, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Sounds like a good choice doesn’t it? Go look up Libertarian Paternalism and Sunstein’s wife, Samantha Power, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard, yes that’s right the lady who called Hillary Clinton “a Monster” and advocates invading Israel, and then tell me he’s a good choice.

The point of this rather rambling article is to get you to ask yourselves why you opposed Obama and whether you really believe it is worth the risk to carry a Legal Challenge into Court, to endanger the Union to preserve it and the Constitution? You see, staring it in the face I don’t know. I can always go on my travels again and I know at least one other country that would grant me Citizenship tomorrow. I’d hoped to be retired permanently but I suppose it doesn’t have to be here, at least in the country I have in mind I know the scale for bribes and trust the Authorities to leave me be. I can’t say that for America under Obama, I could scarcely say it for America under Bush.

On another blog I read this, “Nothing short of a catastrophe capable of destroying civilization itself–global nuclear war or cosmic object impact or something of that sort–can destroy our United States of America. Certainly not a slick-talking false messiah and his mob of street rabble”. What worries me is that Obama not only could cause that Global Catastrophe but wants to. In that event, merely Emigrating will preserve neither myself nor my family.

What I know is this, I am sick to my stomach, I have lost all faith in the four last US Politicians in whom I had any respect a year ago, William Jefferson Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Colin Powell and John Sidney McCain and have acquired a huge respect for one I had never heard of, Sarah Louise Heath Palin. I have lost all faith in the judgment of the American people and been forced into uneasy alliance with people of whom I disapprove in pursuit of the Defense of the Constitution. I am not a happy bunny. What do you think has to be done?

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps trevor and melanie you are partly to blame for obama as president because you refused to publicise the most damaging truths about him

NAMELY THAT HE IS NOT AN AMEERICAN CITIZEN AND THAT HE IS THE SON OF MALCOLM X!

WHY KEEP THE TRUTH FROM THE PEOPLE?

THE EVIDENCE IS OVERWHELMING!

look here:
http://israelinsider.ning.com/profiles/blogs/is-obama-the-secret-son-of

this election is NOT over.

NOT ALL THE VOTES HAVE BEEN COUNTED

MCCAIN SHOULD BE PUSHED TO DE-CPNCEDE!
FIGHT!
FIGHT THE TERRORISTS!
DON'T GIVE UP!
LET'S SEE OBAMA'S BABY PHOTOS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
SUPPORT THE BERG CHALLENGE TO THE ELECTIONS IN THE HAWAII COURTS!
DON'T LET THIS TERRORIST AND SECRET MUSLIM BE INAUGURATED!
FIGHT! FIGHT! FIGHT!
BULLDOGS DON'T DIE!

11:15 AM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

What's to be done ?

Check yourself into Betty Ford.....loser !

11:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So monday Obama releases the information that his grandmother had died..Yah we all knew she was old and sick of course a heart attack killed her...Or did it..Obama's grandmother said that he was not born in the US meaning he does not meet all the requirments to become president (uhoh bad grandma). Hawaii has sealed Obama's birth records ( or did they?) Was he even born in Hawaii according to his grandma no! He was not born in the US meaning he can not legally be president! So with his grandma saying this its the prefect time for Obama to take a shot his grandmother is already ill..Perfect situation for Obama shes old and ill who would expect that she was murdered. All it would take is a little bit of a certain drug for this poor little lady to die..I think this could be possible I've talked about it in school and many of my teachers say it could be possible I made this up its not something I heard from something else..Cause really if Obama was born in Hawaii then why not show it..things would be easier...Tell me what you guys and girls think.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

proof that the election is NOT over:

11:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Phillips apparently thinks 52% of the popular vote represents a "minority power-grab". Such is the decline of the British education system.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

You know what - dumb as the Right-Wing-Hag-Of-Essex (Melanie Fillips) is......Sarah (Shoot That Fone At Three In The Morning) Palin actually came last in the same special needs class.

And the Mad Cow's got pretensions to being the GOP candidate in 2012 ?

12:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STEVE ARE YOU A MUSIM OR JUST AN ENEMY OF FREEDOM IN OTHER RESPECTS?

EVER LOOKED AT A PHOT OF OBAMA AND A PHOTO OF MALCOLM X AT THE SAME TIME?

EVER ACTUALLY SEEN ONE OF OBAMA'S BABY PBOTOS?

WHY NOT EDCUATE YOURSELF!

FIGHT THIS HALF-BREED KENYAN DAMMIT!

FIGHT! FIGHT!

BULLDOGS DON'T DIE!

12:20 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

Steve, you endorse supporting the rise of Fascism-Marxism in the USA, and Obama's cult of personality certainly presents just that.

I just hope someone like Bobby Jindal smashes Obama's hopes in becoming a second termer. You're such a damn blind shill Steve, I hope you realize how the economy is still tanking even with the election of Obama. People like you global elitists should fail on your home front as well.

Your pathetic jealously of the USA will get the better of you eventually...

12:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL SAID MAH.

STEVE IS ROOTING FOR A MULATTO ISLAMOCOMMIE.

!

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Steve Nice Guy Northland said...

The last few posts above are undoubtedly from Sarah (Three-In-The-Morning-Shoot-That-Fukn-Fone) Palin.

How do I know ? Because they betray the pig-ignorance of a bimbo !

Reckon Sarah could find a new career writing dirty novelettes about the Deep South, plantations etc. Nubile young slave girls andrhett Butler blah blah blah.

Man ! Mulatto is one hell of a horny word !

One point of correction Bimbo Sarah Cow.....no word has EVER been well said by Mah Mah.....shrieking, spluttering, spittling the poor old keyboard yes, but NEVER well said.

Blood-thirsty, murderous, genocidal IDF: 10+ Palestinians: 1

1:34 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

"Reckon Sarah could find a new career writing dirty novelettes about the Deep South, plantations etc. Nubile young slave girls andrhett Butler blah blah blah."

Steve, shut it. You're not an American, you have no business in supporting Obama or any candidate for my country's elections.

Your global elitists such as yourself deserve to fail. You endorse a total Middle Eastern nuclear war against the Jewish state of Israel in your anti-Jewish drive to destroy it. You'll regret it soon enough.

Do you want a mushroom cloud over an American city because you support a leader whom is weaker than his predecessor? Apparently that's what your horrible dream world desires with your bitter hatred of my country.

I don't trash New Zealand, and respect that country's soverignty. Your pro-globalist attitude exposes that you have no such desire for the USA but support for a totalitarian one world government even making you not wishing your own country would be an independent soverign nation either.

Your kind deserves failure...

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO MAH!

HIT BACK AT THE COON-LOVER!

2:32 PM  
Blogger mah29001 said...

Steve, do you support children singing to the "Great Leader" Barack Obama like how the Hitler Youth, Communist youths did with their leaders?

Apparently, that's what you support.

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure I've told you before mah, don't stoop to 'babating' the likes of facist-guy steve.

He's not well in the head. And anon, pull you head in. You do our side no favours with your race-baiting.

EXOCET

3:55 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Trevor,

Thank you for your fine work and efforts.

Despite the fact that Obama has won, your research remains invaluable. It comprises part of a body of work that will in the future illustrate how many Americans ignored the facts which were right in front of their noses and instead voted for an extremist. Invariably the wiser among my countrymen will come to realize that they must become better informed before pulling the lever in the voting booth.

Of course, Obama has already inflicted considerable damage on America. Even before Obama has stepped foot in the White House, our investment community continues to vote on his on his referendum for "change" with their pocketbooks. Indeed, the U.S. and other global stock markets continue their nosedives, which says something about fundamentals, but even more about the absolute lack of confidence investors have in the future heralded by Obama. Quite simply, Obama will not reinstill the confidence of our investment community if he continues to threaten to scorch the earth beneath our pharma, insurance, financial, banking, energy, and other sectors, or so long as he embraces higher taxes, massive new spending, and socialistic redistribution.

Unfortunately, as our investment community continues to collapse, all Americans who depend upon a sound economy continue to pay the price.

Let us hope that we only have 4 years of Mr. Obama, or, better yet, such lesser time as it takes for Americans to wise up and impeach him!

John

4:58 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

Hey Trevor,

Here is something from Brigitte Gabriel from ACT for America about a Sharia Financing Forum that is going to be at Harvard University:

U.S. Treasury Department to Host
Shariah Compliant Financing Forum!!!

By Brigitte Gabriel


Dear Anne,

This Thursday, in association with the Islamic Finance Project of the Harvard Law School, the U.S. Treasury will be hosting a forum entitled “Islamic Finance 101.”

You read this correctly. As the humorist Dave Barry writes in many of his columns, “I am not making this up.”

Indeed, despite the fact that we in ACT! for America and others have been warning about the infiltration of shariah (Islamic law) into our society for some time, to witness how quickly it is happening causes me to tremble inside.

Our own U.S. Treasury is hosting a forum aimed at educating “staff from U.S. banking regulatory agencies, Congress, Department of Treasury, and other parts of the Executive Branch.”

So what is Shariah Banking you ask?

Sharia banking was created by radicals like Sheik Qaradawi, a terrorist who today is banned from entering the United States and Great Britain. Who today leads international Islamic Finance agencies. How does he describe Shariah Finance? "I like to call it Jihad with money, because God has ordered us to fight enemies with our lives and our money."

Everything in me wants to shout from the highest house top “Will enough Americans wake up in time??? Have our leaders become so blinded with greed that they are willing to sell our soul, and endanger our national security, in exchange for Arab money?”

To view a PDF image of the official U.S. Treasury description and agenda for the forum, go here: http://www.saneworks.us/uploads/news/applications/7.pdf

According to the Treasury document, the purpose of this forum is “…to help inform the policy community about Islamic financial services, which are an increasingly important part of the global financial industry.”

Speakers include:

Assistant Treasury Secretary Neel Kashkari. If that name sounds familiar it’s because he is the person Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson designated to manage the government purchase of distressed assets called for in the $700 billion “bailout plan.”

Talal DeLorenzo. DeLorenzo is one of the half dozen most important shariah advisors. He is a product of the radical jihadist madrassa Jamia Uloom Islamia in Karachi. Among his many prior positions is the Director of Education at the Islamic Saudi Academy. If that name sounds familiar it’s because that academy was the focus of a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Report earlier this year. That report documented material in the academy’s textbooks that, among other things, called for the killing of “apostates” from Islam and approved of the killing of “polytheists.”

ACT! for America put out two emails on this and some of our local members participated in a protest at the academy.

The Islamic Saudi Academy is also known for one of its more famous alumni, Ahmad Omar Abu Ali, who in 1999 was the school’s valedictorian and was voted “Most Likely to Be a Martyr.” Ali was later convicted on charges of terrorism and attempting to assassinate President Bush.

Rushdi Siddiqui. Siddiqui is the founder and ‘global director’ of the Dow Jones Islamic Market Index Group.

My dear members, the “Trojan horse” is within our gates. How we as the “grassroots” of America respond to this threat over the next year will greatly determine whether we begin to expel this threat or go the way of Britain and Europe.

We are now in the process of producing a video that details what Shariah financing is, its implications, who’s involved on Wall Street and our efforts to stop it. You will receive notice of it by email within a couple weeks.

We need your activism and involvement on every level to help us protect our country. Please forward our emails to your friends and family and urge them to subscribe to receive them directly. Get involved with our chapter network. We are going to need to organize on the grass roots level to put pressure on our banking system and even boycott some major banks to stop this Islamic shariah financing. More information will be forthcoming forth in the future.

We also continue to need your financial support as we forge ahead with this important work. If you haven’t joined our Patriot Partner program, click here to find out how you can support us in this way. If we are going to win the struggle against Islamofascism, we need to have the necessary supplies in our “warchest” to fight effectively. I greatly appreciate your help and am honored to have you as a member of our ACT! for America family.

Always devoted,
Brigitte Gabriel

More: http://www.actforamerica.org/index.php/learn/recent-news/515-coalition-to-stop-shariah-statement-by-the-coalition-to-stop-shariah-regarding-us-treasurys-efforts-to-promote-seditious-islamic-finance
http://www.actforamerica.org

5:29 PM  
Blogger Fergus said...

Ah this blog has gotten so much more hilarious since you started seriously attracting the American sorts that enjoy this kind of silly nonsense about Obama. The quality of the above comments, excepting Steve's quite humorous baiting is pretty poor and Melanie's column is hyperbolic dream-stuff. Given that there has been no major shift in the Congress, certainly not a super-majority and more success for blue-dog democrats than progressive ones I believe. Would be nice to see everyone calm down and give the man time to work.

The whole birth conspiracy is nonsense for one, noone bothers mentioning than McCain was born in the annexed Canal Zone mainly because it doesn't seem to be necessary to sink that low.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The media need to ask one fundamental question during a campaign: Is this guy who he says he is?
They clearly did not do this with Obama.

10:39 AM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

The idea might take some getting used to, but this process has been in the making for decades. Obama is the cherry on the cake. The new order is ready for take off. Ignore Bill Ayers et al at your peril! The collective is coming ...

2:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIGHT ON CASSANDRA.

AND THE FUCKING FREEASONS ARE BEHIND OBAMA.

FUCKING BASTARDS!

WE MUST STOP TEM IN THE COURTS BY GETTING COPIES OF OBAMA'S BABY PHOTOS AND PROVING HE'S THE SON OF MALCOLM X!

http://www.vnnforum.com/showthread.php?t=66783

1:09 PM  

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