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sicilian1: Obama, One Down, Two To Go.

   The cap-and-trade legislation was introduced on Thursday June 25th, 2009 and voted on and passed on Friday June 26th, 2009. One day, that’s how long it took for the government to make it’s biggest grab of the economy in the history of this country’s exsistence (Forget about the bailouts, they pale in comparison to this) and to take away more of the liberties of it’s citizens than ever before. Know this for a fact, once the particular’s of this legislation are implemented the lives of every American citizen will never be the same.

     This cap-and-trade legislation was a bill 1,201 pages in length introduced one day and then voted on the next. The only congressmen who probably read it were it’s raging progressive author’s Rep. Waxman (D-CA) and Rep. Markey (D-MA). How inconscionable is it for any politician, no matter how good the bill may be, to vote in the affirmative of a piece of legislation they have never even had the chance to read. These representitives are voted on by the citizens of this great nation to repesent the citizenry and protect the best interests of those they represent. The founding Father’s set up a system where there was suppossed to be a rich round of debate where ideas were given the chance to be explicated, where the affects of certain laws and legislation were suppossed to be disected to shed light onto how they would effect the people, where these laws and legislation would be ammended to ensure the interests of the people were served untill they were voted upon. Now I ask, how could any of those principles be honored when a 1,201 page bill gets voted into law a day after it’s introduction.

   As I said the only people who probably know what’s in the bill are the minions of Waxman and Markey who wrote it. Now what do the partisian progressives in the house who voted in the affirmative really care about what’s in the bill as long as they’ve been assured that the progressive, government power-grabbing adgenda that will serve the will of their great messiah Obama has been met. These hacks do not care about serving the citizens who voted them into office, their only purpose is to do the bidding of the thug Obama and vote his party and government as much power as possible.

     Nobody really even knows what’s in the bill but in a nutshell cap-and-trade works something like this; corporations get a cap put on how much green-house gases they emit and they are taxed to the hilt. Obviously as the corporations taxes to the government rise, they pass on the cost on to the consumer. So get ready to pull out the blankets because energy costs for every American are about to go through the roof. The “trade” part comes into play when these corporations start trading the energy rations handed out by the government back and forth. Oh yes, the great protector of the people our one and only annointed one has just created another boon-doggle for corporate America.

   Now the real little trick is this; because the government is going to tax the ‘you-know-what’ out of fossil-fuels, they will in turn make wind and solar “seem” cost efficent. The fact of reality is that gas, oil and coal are the most cost effective forms of energy. The simple reason is that they do NOT have to be harnessed. You just drill or mine for them then burn them. On the other hand wind and solar have to be harnessed and the ability to harness them is very inconsistent. That is why they have never replaced fossil fuels. Don’t even mention the “evil” that is nuclear energy, bring that up and you’ll be demonized by the progressive crowd as some sort of abomination willing to endanger mankind and future generations. Absolutely no intelligent discussion can ever be had about nuclear energy because the knee-jerk, emotional midgets in the progressive crowd will shout you down. But the dirty little secret is that nuclear energy is incredibly safe and even more cost effective (Ask our socialist hero’s the French). The progressive power brokers know this but they don’t want a discussion on nuclear energy because they know it’s not the same tax-control mechanism as are the other inefficient forms of enviromentally friendly energy. So they mobilize their radical minions to diseminate the “scare-danger” rhetoric about nuclear energy to the ignorant masses and in turn successfully put to death all legitimate talk about using nuclear energy as an alternative.

    So this new cap-and-trade legislation accomplishes the task of raising the cost of using fossil fuels through the roof allowing the progressives to then claim that all of a sudden wind and solar are more cost effective. And they in fact will be but only after the progressives have destroyed the fossil fuel industry with excessive taxation. But the consumer trying to heat his home isn’t going to see anything happen but his energy bills rise. So the uninformed, ignorant in the masses who looks to his political leaders for guidance is only going to be left confused looking at his exhorbitant energy bill while the arrogant politician tells him that wind and solar are in fact lowering his energy costs.

      But what is most outrageous about this new cap-and-trade bill was the way it was rammed through the house by Obama’s thugs in the democratic party. What happened to Barrack “‘Transparency will be my middle name” Obama? The website that this bold-faced liar was suppossed to set up, available for all to view pending legislation is still just another one of the great one’s unfullfilled promises. Even if they did have the site set up, the way Obama’s heavies rammed through the legislation in one day I find it improbable that anyone would have been able to review the 1,201 page bill anyway. Obama is insulting, his empty promises on the campaign trail show just how arrogant and dismissive of the American people this elitist is.

   How arrogant is this man that he thinks it his right to strongarm such important, game-changing legislation through the congress in one day before ANYBODY in congress can even read it to discuss it and also to allow the American public to even have the chance to become aware of it so they can debate it and think about it so they can contact their congressmen to tell them how they want them to vote. That’s how the founding Father’s set it all up to work. But when you’re the grand majestic messiah I guess you set your own rules.

   This was just round one. Round two will be healthcare reform. A step to socialized medicine is not the direction this country should head. Any informed citizen who has heard the horror stories of socialized medicine in other countries knows what in store once America implements a universal program. Anyone who’s not an illegal alien doesn’t want it. Anyone who’s not brainwashed by the progressives who wrap universal healthcare in some kind of psuedo higher form of moral responsibility doesn’t want it. Anyone who’s not brainwashed into assuming guilt for their own suppossed “privledge” doesn’t want it.

    A good sign is that Obama is losing the debate on Capitol Hill. Any time he initiates a road show or starts with the infomercial’s you know he’s feeling the heat. But don’t fear, I fully expect Obama to use his cult-of-personality to brainwash the ignorants into feeling guilt for not wanting to make sure everyone gets free coverage. Get ready for every exaggerated sob-story out there and some that will be fully fabricated, get ready for Obama to exude his fiegned compassion every time he wraps his arm around some poor soul’s shoulder, get ready for Obama to tug at your heart strings and make you feel as if it is your moral obligation to ensure free health care for every American and illegal alien who wanders over the border.

    But, also get ready for longer waits, rationed care, and an older generation that gets put out to pasture by some government burreaucrat who deems certain procrdures to be too cost ineffective. All you ignorants who are brainwashed into wringing your hands that it is everyone’s right to free healthcare better get ready to wring your hands when your elderly self or loved one gets sentenced to death by Obama’s universal health czar who decides that someone younger needs the procedure instead.

   But the biggest exposure of hypocrisy will be when you find out that Obama and all the politicians who voted  for universal healthcare do NOT enroll in the same plans as all you commoners in the masses. See if this vapid, self-absorbed maniac who’ll be out there twisting every question he gets asked on his road show to somehow relate it to a circumstance in his own life, will relate to you by making available to you the same care available to this man of extreme compassion when you get deathly sick.

    But after all that, if you’ve still got any fight left get ready for the greatest travesty when Obama and his punks ram through amnesty legislation. Understand this; when Obama says that all the newly legalized illegal’s will have to take their place in line behind everbody else he is telling his BIGGEST LIE EVER. That rhetoric sounds good, appealing and fair. BUT even if Obama wanted it to be true it could NOT be. When he is talking amnesty for illegals he is only talking about hispanics and in truth they’re the only ones that matter. Other illegals from other demographics do not count because there numbers are infintesimal. Here’s the dirty little secrt our devious president does not tell anyone. Hispanics are defined as an “Historically disadvantaged” minority subject to availability for ALL the affirmative action programs out there. As soon as this illegal alien demographic is legalized, by subject of the affirmative action laws they IMMEDIATELY JUMP to the FRONT of the line. That becomes their legal right. With one feld swoop of a vote the demographics of this country will change FOREVER. And before I get labeled a racsist, understand this all you African-Americans out there, your availability to affirmative action (Which I believe is legitimate and that the African-American is the ONLY demographic that should have the availability to affirmative action) becomes significantly diminished because the sheer numbers of the Hispanics  will increase to an unbelievable degree.

     That is the real danger. Because once these illegals are given amnesty, don’t think they’re going to start filling up all the civil sevice quota’s, no, they’re going to start filling up all the government assistance, government giveaway quota’s. You think they’re a drain on the economy now? Wait untill the taxpayer is picking up the assistance tab for all these new American citizens.

     But the American public keeps their blinders on, lets this charlatan game them with his cult-of-personality and continues to shoulder the guilt heaped upon them by all the moralist finger waggers out there. They keep letting that happen and they’re not even going to know where they’re living.


June 27, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, entertainment, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | Leave a comment

sicilian1: The Problem of Evil

    For the atheist the simple answer is that there can be no God because evil exists and that a perfect God would not create a world where the capacity for evil is allowed. That’s always the atheists “gotcha question.” But by making that generic argument the atheist is only scratching the surface. Which is not at all surprising because although the atheist always seems to think it is themselves to be the deep thinkers refusing to wrap their minds around such “infantile” and “constraining” thoughts as the concept of a “God” and that “ridiculous” thing called “faith”, it is actually the believer (at least a deist) who has examined the subject, wrestled with the evidence, reconciled and clearly constructed the available facts, accepted the truths bitter as they may be to swallow and persevered through it all to live by guiding principles of a God and a faith, who in fact is actually the deeper thinker.

     Is there evil in the world? Yes, absolutely, too much of it in fact. But once again upon further examination evil is in fact further proof of God’s existence. First off, evil lends credence to the spiritual nature of man. All other species kill only for food and survival. Man is the only species that kills indiscriminately and for purely emotional reasons. Only man has the real choice to commit evil acts such as murder. Whether right or wrong, justifiable or not, backed into a corner, man always has a choice to make. Every other species kills or commits “wrong” exclusively on instinct and for their survival. That man has a choice, the ability to reason proves that man has a conscience or spirit. The duality of mind and matter is not present in any other species.

   The conscience, spirit, feedom of choice leads one to the cliche’d concept of free will. Many people consider this to be a “yada-yada” argument and dismiss it without examination. But sorry to inform the atheist, it is fundamental to God’s purpose. This concept answers the question of why a perfect God would allow evil.

   The premise is that of a creator God who  created man. Now whether one believes in the karma of an afterlife or karma in this earthly life there can be no such concept if man does not have the freedom to choose between good or evil. If we as humans had no choice then we would only be robots and the concept of karma could never play a role in our decisions. If God made it so humans only had the option to choose between degree’s of goodness then that would only lead to the logical evolution that the lesser degree’s of goodness would become badness. What reasonable option would it be to only choose from degree’s of goodness. How ridiculous would it sound as humans weighed the options between being ‘really all out good’ or just ‘a little bit’ good. If one didn’t choose the option of extreme goodness than everything else would be evil.

    If humans didn’t have the option to choose then there could be no real good and there could be no real meaning to life. I myself want the option to choose. I myself invite the struggle against the forces of evil because it makes life that much more meaningful. Maybe it never was God’s intention to make this world perfect and that is not proof of His non-existence but in fact stronger proof of His existence. If the atheist want perfection then a good suggestion would be for them to live moral lives because then they can probably experience some form of perfection in this life and if there is an afterlife, in that life too.

   Why does God create evil? because if God created a perfect world that was completely moral and without sin then the concept of free will would be null and void which would not only make the strive for perfection in an afterlife for those who believe in that meaningless but also would make this life completely meaningless. God gives everyone the choice between right or wrongs, good or bad, love or hate, acceptance or rejection. If humans didn’t have those options then they could never really experience all the positives of life. The existence of all the negatives inherant in the world is what makes the positives available. How could one know, love and accept God, anyone or anything if they didn’t have the option to deny them? And that goes for all our interpersonal and societal relationships. When atheists reject God because of their insistence on freedom to do as they please they don’t understand that that freedom was given to them by God through free will.

    The personal pain and suffering of humans is another favorite argument of the atheists to prove God doesn’t exist. But what kind of humans would we be without obstacles to overcome or crisis’ to deal with? God doesn’t want weak and untested people. Our tests of faith are the greatest struggles we will ever encounter. The triumph over obstacles builds character and makes us stronger more principled human beinfs. It is during times of trouble when we discover things about ourselves and ultimately determines who we are. Those that can persevere through times of trouble and still maintain their faith in God or at least humanity have made themselves more principled human beings.

    Life is not meant to be easy. None of us live in a bubble ,everything we do and that that others do causes a chain reaction that impacts all our lives. All the trials and tribulations, both good and bad, activated by those chain reaction set off by each individual action is what makes life life and how we respond determines our ultimate fate.

     Those evil doers though sometimes seemingly getting over with their sins, will ultimately pay some kind of karmic price, whether here on earth, in a life hereafter, or with a legacy of sin and destruction for those they care about to clean up.

   I hate to say it but there is evil and corruption in the world, life is not always fair but that isn’t an excuse to compromise one’s own principles, let their faith in God and their fellow man crumble, or even to deny the bitter truths of life. God allows evil to exist by giving all humans who perpetrate it the free will to do so because it is that free will that allows humans to decide whether or not to live by God’s way ;which is for the good of mankind, so that if they decide to do God’s will they’ll be rewarded in the life hereafter or in this life through peace of mind in knowing they are living righteously. Ultimately the decision is each individual own.

June 26, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, entertainment, health, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | 13 Comments

sicilian1: Iran and the Latest

    Lets be clear; Obama is not in the least bit happy with what is transpiring in Iran. This revolt by the people of Iran against their oppressive theocratic regime is never what Obama expected after his fawning Cairo speech. That Cairo speech was just more pro-Islamic rhetoric to lend more credibility to the Arab/Muslim world and take another slap at the face of the West. That entire self-absorbed speech was framed to make the Arab/Muslim world look like the innocent victims, misunderstood and exploited by the arrogant and callous West who because of their many insensitive transgressions would now have to accept a role of subserviance in payment for centuries of sins.

    The ground was laid to in Cairo for America to bow and beg for forgiveness and concede whatever was deemed neccessary by the noble Arab/Muslim world as reparations for finally earning their respect. Obama was feeling good and preening. Then Iran erupted. What was initially a protest of voter fraud and misconduct, quickly mushroomed into an outright revolt against the fanatical, theocratic, oppressive leaders of Iran.

    Obama’s initial silence was deafening. France’s Sarkozy was the first leader to come out and condemn both the vote fraud and then the violence. Sarkozy spoke for the essential component of democracy that the people’s votes be legitimately counted. Obama finally issued a form statement about the world watching that had absolutely no impact. Then Obama dug himself a hole from which he’ll never be able to crawl out of when on June 16, 2009 on his “house” channel CNBC, the great messiah of infinate compassion, said to the effect, ‘Achmedinejad? Mousavi? Who cares? Either one will be hostile.’ I’ve already posted and blogged extensively about the insensitivity of that comment. There is no defense for that lack of compassion and inability to stand up for democracy. It is an insult and abomination for an American president to dismiss the Iranian people in their fight for democracy.

    Finally the outrage from the images of brutality on the part of the Iranian theocracy compelled the president to change course and say something sympathetic about the revolutionaries in Iran. But Obama’s less than forceful remarks, though a welcome change in words, left so much to be desired as far as impact, passion and identification with the people that  his statement only shined a light on his stubborness to switch course on his Iranian policy and his petulance that he was even forced to do so.

      Face it Mr. president Obama, the Islamic Republic is probably over, the Islamic revolution is dying and following blindly the dictates of religious clerics just because they said Allah said so is not going to play anymore in the home of radical Islam. That is a change that could have dramatic effect in the region. Maybe an embrace of humanity and a refusal to be pushed around and subjugated by religion can finally bring the Middle East out of the Middle Ages.

    But do not expect our president to even slightly nudge things in that direction. Now the popular argument is that Obama doesn’t want America to seem like it’s yet again meddling in the affairs of a soverign Arab/Muslim nation. That if he did so it would only allow the Mullah’s to demonize us and change the issue and that when the dust settled poor, little innocent Iran would have another grievance to hold over America’s head.

    Well, that would be ok if it were relevant. The Mullah’s haven’t stopped the hate/blame America rhetoric for one second. The Friday prayer servicve led by Supreme Guide Khamenei was nothing more than an anti-American rally. And the most incendiary thing Obama said was about Mousavi! So who was Obama so scared of offending.

   Obama’s supporters spew that lame excuse at every turn. It’s illegitimate in the face of Khamenei’s continued  blame/hate America rhetoric and also because the critics have done nothing more than ask the president to show solidarity to the revolutionaries. That’s all any pro-American, pro-democracy type is asking of the leader of the free world.

    Others like to criticize Obama’s naivette, that he didn’t see this coming. Or his inexperience in world affairs leading to a lack of intuition in dealing with these types of crisis’. Some point out a calculation and intellect in analyzing the situation before acting rashly. The excuses are endless. But many, even his staunchest critics miss the point.

   Obama wants Iran to be a power in the region. He wants to use their threats of hegmony and destruction to his advantage. He believes a nuclear Iran would be a good thing. You know why? Because Obama could use all those things to squeeze more concessions out of Israel. Obama is clearly not a friend of Israel. He does not sympathize with them in even the slightest. If Iran is saber-rattling. if they have nukes and threaten to use them then it will be much easier to get the Israeli’s to stop the settlements, give up the “occupied” land and undoubtedly as much land as can be wrung out of them to have the Israeli’s retreat even further to the coastline. A nuclear Iran, an unfriendly Iran, an unreasonable Iran can be used to cripple Israel in the region. Obama can try to negotiate Iran into “backing” down as long as Israel concedes further to their Arab/Muslim nieghbors. Everybody knows the Muslim extremist can never be held to any agreements. History has proven that they break them as soon as they make them.

    But what will Obama care. He’ll be hailed as a hero for bringing “peace” (Temporary as it may be) but he’ll have achieved his larger goals which is to weaken Israel and give more power to the Arab/Muslim world. Everybody thinks he’s on the level and become perplexed when he makes these seemingly stupid statements or takes these same seemingly stupid positions. But they do not understand that Obama is on point in doing the bidding of the progressive power brokers who run him.

    These progressives have no real compassion. All their policies are drapped in rhetoric about being for the greater good of mankind. They like to wag a finger of moral superiority at everybody and try to make them feel guilty for every thought and action, past and present. They like to make everybody feel responsible for shouldering the blame of every past transgression whether they participated in them or not and most times those being saddled with the baggage of guilt weren’t even born and never even benifited. It also doesn’t matter how venial the suppossed sin. Those identified as belonging to the group of evil does are suppossed to be like Marlon Brando in ‘Apocalypse Now’, screaming “Oh the Horror” over the very being of their exsistence. We are all to look to the Obama types so they can scold us into right thought, words action, employment and whatever other moral dictate they can impose.

    But these Obama progressive types always expose themselves. When the Iranian people needed compassion and support, first the “one” ,who suppossedly is driven only by a higher degree of morality, one us mere humans could never come close to emulating, was silent then insulting and finally only forced to give the coldest of remarks. The petulance Obama exuded at that press conference spoke volumes over how upset he was over the events in Iran.

    The progressive crowd has no real use for people except to use them as “lab rats” in examination of whether their acedemic theories work. They do not care how many lives or generations they ruin. It’s all for the greater good of discovering what does in fact work. And if some human lives get trampled along the way that’s ok by them because it’s all for the betterment of their causes which they feel are the only “right” causes. The people that suffer should do so happily because they were in the “service” of the progressive who felt he was improving the lot of mankind.

   The progressives are so arrogant. They sit in their ivy-towers theorizing the writing position papers that are then implemented by their willing political foot-soldiers then promoted by their lap dogs in the media. It doesn’t matter how many times Marxism has failed and how many lives it has ruined. They just re-package it under a new name and believe it will work because “they” are the ones trying it and “they” know how to do it.

    Where was our progressive president when the Iranians needed him? Where was he when the poor girl, Neda needed him to call out her name? These people are a nuisance to our president because they’re getting in the way of his larger goals. How’s he suppossed to “chop” the American way down to size when Iranians are dying for the freedoms we are all so lucky to be born with and take for granted from our very first breath. The Iranian uprising does not fit into Obama’s America is evil, Islam is love narrative.

     I do not call for the president to attack Iran or send in troops. But why can’t he stand for the freedom-fighting Iranian people AND mean it?!!

      The most important question in Tuesday’s press conference came from Chuck Todd. Beyond the question which was very relevant, the fact that it came from Todd is very telling. Todd works for NBC. Obviously he gets his be an Obama “rump-swab” marching orders everyday. But on Tuesday, Todd decided to show his journalistic integrity. He asked Obama if he was going to outline the , “consequnces” for Iran. Of course Obama ducked and dodged and did his usual double talk. But Todd persisted and, as whenever anybody does persist in getting an answer to a tough question, Obama’s punkishness shines through. In the end Obama didn’t really answer.

    But it is a legitimate question. What consequences must the Iranian regime face from the international community for this abomination. And just for the record, getting dis-invited to the 4th of July parties doesn’t rate. The consequences must be tougher. And they can’t be these faux-sanctions that get waived so GE and every other corporation can rake in billions. There has to be REAL INTERNATIONAL consequences for the actions of the Iranian theocracy.

     Say once the dust settles, and Obama can wipe his brow because the Iranian Republic still stands, what happens next. Does Obama lend credibility to the regime by meeting at the negotiating table, bowing to the Supreme Guide and shaking the blood soaked hand of Achmedinejad? Is that how it all ends?

June 24, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | 1 Comment

sicilian1: Iran and Obama’s Reaction.

     “The difference between Achmadinejad and Mousavi in terms of their actual policies may not be as great as has been advertised……Either way we are going to be dealing with an Iranian regime that has historically been hostile to the United States.” Said president Obama to CNBC this past Tuesday.

     This may in fact be true. Mousavi was after all a loyalist of Ayatollah Khomenei, the leader of the 1979 Iranian revolution, and involved in that regime. It is also true that even if Mousavi “won” the sham election he would still have to take his marching orders from “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

      But if Obama isn’t going to say anything positive on behalf of the protesters then he should NOT say anything at all. Sometimes the things our president says just boggles my mind. Does that statement show his ignorance? Arrogance? True feelings? Lack of ability to truly grasp the situation? Inexperience?Lack of interest?

    Taken on it’s face the statement is highly insulting. Even if true, many Iranian citizens who are protesting and revolting and facing beatings and in some cases dying in expression of what they consider to be an outrage being perpetrated upon them by their corrupt mullah’s do NOT hold the same opinion of our dear president Obama.

     What started out as a vote counting protest has metastisized in the matter of a few days into a revolt against the theocratic Iranian regime. The mullah’s have about as much respect for the intelligence of their people as does president Obama. They go through a “dog-and-pony” show of picking candidates, having them campaign and then holding an election. But the mullah’s are so bored with this exercise that they can’t even carry this big “show” to completion. No more than three hours after millions of votes are cast the mullah’s announce the winner as Achmedinejad, there little “house candidate. The arrogance and indignance of these mullah’s is what in fact ignited the initial protests. If they would have just played it straight by pretending for a reasonable time to count the votes then maybe the Iranian people would have bought their scam of a democratic election.

     So to quell the protests the mullah’s even more quickly announce that a recount is completed and that Achmedinejad remained the winner. It is at that point where the protests became an outright revolt of the theocratic “Supreme Leader.” Islam has always thrived on keeping it’s adhearants ignorant. The Muslims are just suppossed to blindly follow every word out of the “Supreme Leader’s” mouth just as they are suppossed to do the same with every word Mohammed said. I know all you apologists out there are going to scream, ‘what about the Pope.’ Please this is 2009, the Pope don’t got it like that anymore. That worked back in the medieval times but now people are educated and think for themselves. And that’s the mullah’s problem in Iran. They have an educated population that is NO longer going to deny themselves the freedoms due them as human beings.

     But you have Obama dismissing the protesters with his “wave of the hand” quote from above. How arrogant can this man be? While his quote may in fact be factually true, the Iranian people do NOT think so. They are willing to take to the streets to make the change. Yet Obama shows the same disregard for the Iranian people as the mullah’s. I thought Obama cared so much about humanity. I thought common human compassion shaped every decision. He has draped his nomination for any Supreme Court Justice as needing to possess the attribute of interpretting the Constitution with compassion for the people affected by the decisions of the court. But he could care the least for the people of Iran.

     Obama is like all those in the privledged, progressive, elitist crowd who only fiegn compassion in order to frame all their social engineering as some kind of act of altruism. They really have no true compassion. To them people are just a means to and end to shape the world as they deem fit. That quote proves who Obama reaaly is. The People of Iran are fighting for the right for their votes to count, their voices to be heard and their will as citizens of their country to be done. It doesn’t matter how more or less hostile Achmedinejad or Mousavi is to the United States. What matters is that the Iranians do NOT want who the mullah’s have forced upon them as their president. The right to be respected as a citizentry, the right to define who represents them in government is what this is about. Can NOT our great president with his fine intellect understand that?

     Obama does NOT have to go to war with Iran. He does NOT have to denigrate the mullah’s. He only has to give the Iranian people a voice in support of their fight. Or at least say nothing. NOT throw them under the bus the way he has. He might as well tell them to give up because it doesn’t matter what they want because the United States isn’t going to view any Iranian president as anything but hostile. He might as well have said, “Achmedinejad? Mousavi? What’s the difference? So you Iranians should just stop wasting your time and take whatever the mullah’s are going to shove down your throat.”

     Does Obnama NOT see the opportunity at hand? If the Iranian people are successful in their revolt this could change the world like nothing in our times. (For the better I might add). Is he aware of the shift in mentality? The Iranians are now revolting against theocracy NOT a bad vote count. Iran the home and financier of much of radical Islam throughout the world, a regime of thugs who terrorize their people and incessantly saber-rattle on the world stage to intimidate and earn concessions is ERUPTING from within. Just because the Iranians have been brainwashed and intimidated into believing that the “Supreme Leader” is the voice of Allah does NOT mean they are going to buy that lie anymore and especially NOT when they are being denied the basic  and free rights of human’s throughout the world and when they are being undermined as a nation in the eyes of the world.

    If the Iranians are successful in toppling this theocracy and this false “Supreme Leader” then radical Islam may suffer a fatal blow. If the Iranians can show the world that Muslims will NO longer stand for oppression nor the fanatical leadership of mullah’s/imam’s/”Supreme Leaders” and the like then the face of the Muslim/Middle Eastern world may change forever and finally take a step towards respect and legitimacy and hopefully embrace modernity. No matter how long a religion seeks to oppress it’s followers, eventually the people will follow their natural desire to express the freedom endowed to them by their creator. People want to be able to make their own honest decisions. People are INHERRENTLY good and want good things for themselves and their fellow men and that is why evil can NEVER win in the end.

     The native religion of Iran/Persia is Zoroastrianism which did in fact influence Judaism when they came in contact with one another under Persian rule. Zoroaster (The founder) taught that there was an epic struggle between the forces of good and the forces of evil but that in the end good would win becasuse the creator God Ahura Mazda had the perfect balance of wisdom, knowledge and perception to tip the fight in his favor. The Iranians would do good to take the lesson from their native faith, Zoroastianism, because if they stay strong and fight the fight to the end their desire for what is good for them will be rewarded and the evil theocracy of the mullah’s will be defeated.

     But don’t count on the support of the leader of the free world. Beyond his obvious sympathies for anything Islam and anything in Islam that supports his HATE America beliefs, Obama is a Chicago/Acorn thug. Is it any surprise he would identify with the vote-rigging and election corruption of the Achmedinejad crowd by nature anyways?

    Those words that Obama throws around like, “debate”, “dialouge”, “engagement” are nauseating. That stuff works in the dorm rooms of the Ivy-league universities where theories always work just like they’re drawn up on paper. In the REAL world people need REAL things that work for them. If Obama doesn’t want to rock-the-boat for hope of “negotiating” with Achmedinejad and the mullah’s running him, then what better opportunity to use as leverage against these thugs to set some conditions? Oh ya, I forgot, Obama doesn’t want conditions on any country we negotiate with. He wants to come hat-in-hand apologizing ad-nauseum for America’s long list of Obama assigned transgressions. After Obama bow’s and fawn’s, especially to any Muslim leader, then he will start asking how much they want him to give up to them.

    It’s pretty pathetic when the world has to look to French president Sarkozy as the voice of the West when speaking out against the Iranian abomination.

    If Obam’s not going to support the Iranian revolt then he should say nothing. If he feels the need to speak it should be the original tempered remarks. But do NOT throw the Iranians under the bus by dismissing their revolt with a wave of his arrogant, elitist hand.

June 20, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | Leave a comment

sicilian1: The situation in Iran

    The unrest in Iran has put the Obama White House in a very interesting position. There has been wailing from the “Right” for Obama to come out and denounce what’s going on in Iran. But the statements from the White House have been tempered at best.

     Some would expect me to jump on that critical “band-wagon” and slam Obama for not coming out strongly in the defense of democracy in Iran. But I understand the situation Obama is in as the “Leader of the free world” and from a personal view.

    There is much anti-American sentiment in the Arab/Muslim world. Many people HATE America for real and imagined sins. We all know what they are and there’s no need to re-hash them. Achmedinejad is also very good at working his base and all the fanatics up into a fervent Hate-America frenzy. If Obama comes out and denounces Iran right now this could be all the fodder Achmedinejad needs to take everyones eye off the ball and turn this into a debate about America “meddling” in the affairs of other countries. Oh and wouldn’t all the Hate-America types here at home love to run with that “meddling” line.

   Obama also has to be careful about our troops who are fighting wars in Iraqu and Afgahnastan. If an increased wave of anti-American sentiment takes hold alot of US military loves could be lost as these terrorist organizations ratchet things up.

    Believe me, Achmedinejad will take anything he can manipulate out of the White House as an excuse to inflame his base. It will no longer be about the electoral misconduct but about America and Arab/Muslim soveriegnty.

    But don’t think I’m absolving Obama. Say what you want about the extemity of my distrust for our president, even his supporters will, though maybe begrudgingly, admit that in respects to foriegn policy Obama is the most ant-American president we have ever elected. Don’t think for a second I believe Obama’s not on the side of the Mullah’s. It is clear that Obama errs on the side of socialism or marxism or at least anything NOT fully democratic. Obama is a Muslim sympathizer. In regards to Arab/Muslim beefs, as false and distorted as they may be, Obama views everything through that Arab/Muslim prism of Western resentment. Obama is “down” with all their rhetoric. The West is wrong about everything they have ever done in the Arab?Muslim worls and to Obama, they are the victims. And Obama is by far NOT alone in this sentiment here in America. He is just the face of it at this time.

    If Obama could come out and endorse Achmedinejad and the Mullah’s he would. In his mind he would wrap whatever they’re doing into some kind of justification for past transgressions. Y’know, the usual “finger-wagging”. Because Obama is most at home when he’s pontificating and presenting his views in some kind of morally superior rhetoric.

    The problem with Obama’s natural inclination to side with everything Islam and outright sell-out America is that there are too many Americans out there who still believe in America. They’re stupid enough to still believe in “mom-and’apple pie” and that everything is “pure” and on the level and that any politician reall cares about them. Obama can’t just ‘cold-turkey” remove the guise of caring about the interests of America because if he does he REALLY loses all those gullibles. He would also lose many politicians in his own wing because they aren’t going to just stand there like morons while Obama makes his real intentions known and possibly kill their own political careers.

      So Obama has to keep his comments about the turmoil in Iran balanced and low key. He can not say what he really wants, which is sell-out language, and he can not say what most fervent patriots want and outright denounce the actions og Achmedinejad and the Mullah’s because if he does either he’s in deep trouble with some one. So he just keeps his mouth shut and plays it close to the vest.

   This all really works out good for those who are on the side of America and democracy. You see, Obama’s intentions to re-shape America need to be done with subtlety so nobody realizes what’s even going on. So all these speeches where he cuts America down to size have the effects of “brainwashing” by osmosis. So Obama criticizes Iran gently as he bides his time undercut America. In the meantime the unrest continues to ensue in Iran as those lovers of freedom fight to change things for the better. Sad as it may be lives are alwayslost in the fight for democracy as dictators do NOT give up power easily. But the people can only be kept ignorant for so long.

You see back during the Iranian revolution (1979) the a Mullah’s encouraged Iranians to have more babies in order to grow the population. Obviously their intentions were to have a bigger base in order to spread their form of radical Islam. Unfortunately for the Mullah’s what they created was a young, vibrant and educated class of people who are waking up to the reality of the oppression in Iran.

    Islam thrives on ignorance. Keeping the populus illiterate allows the Mullah’s to disseminate any lies or idea’s they want. They like having suicide-bombers who kill in the name of Allah who can’t even read a word out of the Koran. But by educating the ypung population instaed of having an educated class to do the bidding of the Mullah’s they instead created an educated class who is waking up.

      Any empowered people want democracy. And Iran IS the cradle of civilization. The Iranian people are some of the most ancient peoples. There Persian Empire which ruled the known world for a period back in ancient times is acknowledged as one of the greatest civilizations in all of humanity. Cyrus the Great is even reverred by the Jews for his genorosity and charity amongst other things.  These ancient peoples were NOT Arabs and did NOT practice Islam. In fact the ancient religion of the Iranians, Zoroastrianism, is arguably the most influential Western religion of all time. It is also one of the oldest religions in the world. The Iranians who migrated East are credited with laying the grounwork that eventually became the Hindu faith. These are a great, proud and influential people.

    It is a shame that such a great people allowed their great culture which gave so much to the world to be destroyed and perverted by the lie that is Islam. From a religion that was so humble, respectful and accepting to now where Iran is the home of radical Islam.

     Hopefully something great is once again happening in Iran to wipe out the hate and bring in a new age of peace.

June 17, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | Leave a comment

sicilian1: Netanyahu, Check.

       On Sunday Israeli Prime Minister Benjaimin Netanyahu said Israel would support an independent Palestinian state on the condition that, “we recieve guarantee for demilitarization and the security arrangements required by Israel, and if the Palestinians recognize Israel  as a nation of the Jewish people, we will be prepared for a true peace agreement and to reach a solution of a demilitarized Palestinian state alongside the Jewish state”.

    I completely support the “Red Herring” Netanyahu has thrown out there to the Palestinians and the world. The Israeli’s can now claim the higher ground and no longer have to worry about the moral “finger-wagging” by the messiah of all humanity, his royal majesty, Obama. The White House even praised the speech. Saying, The president welcomes the important step forward in Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech…..He believes this solution can and must, ensure both Israel’s security and the fulfillment of the Palestinians’ legitimate aspirations for a viable state.”

   We all know that Obama the Arab/Muslim sympathizer that he is  does not really support any kind of independence or peace for Israel. Obama is on the side of the Arab/Muslim fundamentalist/jihadist plain and simple. But what was he going to say? If he came out and criticized Netanyahu in any way he’d lose credibility on the world stage. Obama has to fight to supress his natural inclinations to openly campaign for all things Arab/ Muslim. Obama still needs to tred carefully over here. Yes, alot of people are brainwashed by his rhetoric but if he outright abandons all pretenses of decency and throws unabashed support to the Arab/ Muslim world he might lose all for which he’s worked. No, this will take a much more subtle approach to accomplish his intended gains of brainwashing the world into thinking the  Arab/Muslim world and Islam is all-benevolent.

   That is why Netanyahu taking the play away from Obama was so brilliant. This olive-branch that Israel extended was only for show. And I have no complaints with that. Netanyahu and all Israeli’s know full well that the Arab/Muslim world will NEVER accept an Israeli state. Palestinian negotiator, Saeb Erekat said as much himself when he said the proposal “closed the door” on talks.

    The goal of the Arab/Muslim world is to wipe Israel off the face of the earth as it has been since the establishment of an Israeli state.

    Can there be a two state solution? Theoreticall yes, and there should be. This is suppossed to be a modern world where we can all respect everyone and also the faith they worship.

    The problem lies with the Arab/Muslim world and there insistence on basing everything on past greivances. Past grievances are fine, though I believe as people we should try to work past them or bury them. But when all your past grievances are based on lies and fabrications it becomes impossible to work past anything and move forward. The problem lies in the Arab/Muslim world’s insistence on their exclusivity to the Land, Abraham and God.

    The entire Muslim identity is based on the belief that their’s is the one true faith and the Jews and Christians perverted and co-opted the faith for their own benefit. Present day Arab/Muslims buy that lie and are willing to die for that lie. The truth is that the Arab/Muslims have no native claim to the Land. DUH!! Arabs/Muslims are from Arabia not the area of the Promised Land. Abraham was from the Mesopotamian region, there is little evidence he ever made his way to Arabia. Ishmael was deposited with his mother Hagar just outside the Land of Canaan by Abraham. Abraham still had contact with Ishmael in his lifetime. It would be a stretch to think Ishmael ever made it down into Arabia. And Ishmael was NEVER a religious leader leading a people called Muslims. If Ishmael did practice a faith it was most likely that of his father Abraham. Did the descendants of Ishmael pass into Arabia? Probably. But not till decades or even centuries later.

    So the stubborn Arab/Muslim insistance that their’s is the true faith practiced since the beginning is a falsehood. The only way there will ever be peace is if the Arab/Muslims finally drop their unreasonable and ignorant insistence on the exclusivity of God. The Arab/Muslims need to educate themselves and stop allowing their leaders with their hidden adgenda’s brainwash them.

    If you just admit that your God is also the Abrahamic God but that you have some disagreements with Jews and Christians so you’re going to go off and consider yourselves a different branch of the same faith then there will be peace.

    Untill that happens I encourage Netanyahu to continue to throw red herrings at the world. It will buy Israel time untill a president more friendly to their cause in the White House.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, news, philosohy, Politics, religion, thoughts | 6 Comments

sicilian1: Hey, People of Color, Do you even know what you mean?

    There’s been something that’s been sticking in my “craw” for a long time. It was something FOX news pundit Juan Williams said immediately after Obama gave his first “State of the Union” address and before Bobby Jindal gave the Republican rebutall.

     Breathlessly (As it must always be with this statement) Juan Williams said something to the effect:

                               “What a great night for America when two PEOPLE OF COLOR represent their respective parties”

    I have no quarrell with judging the night to be a “great”  night in consideration of the background of the two men. I also have ABSOLUTELY no quarrell with Juan Williams who I find to be an extremely fair and thoughtful commentator and have felt that way since I became aware of him all the way back to when he was on CNN and hosting “Crossfire”.

    My problem is with the “People of Color” statement. I have a problem with that statement no matter who utters it AND especially when white people utter it in “defense” of “People of Color”. I really want to know what is meant by those who utter the statement, what are they trying to imply, to whom are they addressing the statement, what people do they REALLY mean to include in that label, are they reaching their intended audience, do they care how that statement is percieved, do they care which people identify with that statement, do they care which people feel themselves to be included in that statement, do they care if or intend to cause confusion with that statement, do they have a secret agenda, do they even know what they REALLY mean by the statement?

    I do not feel that many people who use that term have any ulterior motives. It’s just a term that has become so common that I feel most just use it as a throwaway term without any idea the significance of what the term means or implies.

DISCLAIMER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:

    Obviously as my tag-line implies I am a caucasian of European (Sicilian) ancestry. My wife is a Black-American woman. She is not from the suburbs. She is not a woman trying to run away from her Black identity by marrying a white-guy to become an “uppity” black. If that’s what she wanted then I was the wrong guy for her because my background is your stereotypical Italian background, not some “Lilly white”, sheltered background. That does NOT mean I came from the “Ghetto”, it only means that I was NOT raised with “blinders” on, I did NOT have some kind of “watered-down” upbringing, I saw alot of REAL things and I knew what was expected from me with my heritage. Me and my wife have been together for many years and have several children together. That obviously would make our kids mulatto’s.

    I say all this because I DO NOT want anybody to accuse me of being a racsist. What I’m about to say has validity and I’m coming from a unique perspective. Me and my wife did NOT meet on a college campus where we  think  we’re some kind of “enlightened” thinkers who are the “smartest” people in the room. What I’m talking is REAL people talk. Black people are a part of my family, they are my children so I obviously do NOT want to “KEEP the black man down.”

    Many will not like what I’m going to say. If you have criticism keep it intelligent. Statements that are accusatory or out right rude will not be taken seriously.

Back to the topic.

      In all the years I’ve known my wife and her family and friends some of whom are my own personal friends whom I’ve had close relationships with, I have NEVER once heard any of them refer to themselves as “People of Color”. During my federal prison sentence I was obviously around alot of black guys and I NEVER once heard any of them refer to themselves as “People of Color”. I have asked my wife, some in her family, my friends and many black guys in prison if they consider themselves to be “People of Color” and NOT ONE has ever answered in the affirmative. 99% have always said they consider themselves black.

    Lets analyze the “People of Color” term and try to figure out  what is exactly meant by that. Taken strictly literally the phrase  presents all kinds of problens. Who exactly is a “Person of Color”? Well, my dad is 100% Sicilian, he has the stereotypical Italian features, I can not count the times people have told me, “How Italian looking your dad is”. Now, my dad himself is completely unaware of the impression his appearance makes on other people. My dad doesn’t know “how Italian looking he is”, he is just a person trying to live a life.

      However there is no mistaken that my dad is a VERY “dark” Italian, it is easy to see that he is darker than many people who label themselves “People of Color”. In the summer after a good tan, fugghedaboudit!!! Does my dad’s skin color make him a “Person of Color”? Because taken literally my dad is unquestionably a “Person of Color”. The brown shade of his skin won’t let anyone draw any other conclusion.

     But here’s where we get into the controversy! I’m going to take off my “Mickey-the-Dunce” cap now. We all REALLY know what the term “People of Color” is meant by those who spew it. They mean mainly anyone “Black” or Hispanic and also when the climate favors them anybody else who is NOT “WHITE”.

    So the fact that my dad has European ancestry no matter how “Dark” he is means the “People of Color” crowd don’t want him in their fraternity. OK, that’s fine, my dad’s skin tones can’t erase his European heritage therefore he is not allowed admitance into the “People of Color” club. I’m completely fine with that. BUT if the “People with Color” won’t let my dad in then they can’t have Bobby Jindal either.

     See, what I have just done is establish that “People of Color” is NOT meant to be taken literally because if it was then my brown-skinned Sicilian-American dad would have to be accepted as part of the “People of Color” crowd. But ask anyone that is fond of throwing around the “People of Color” phrase and I guarantee they will ADAMANTLY refuse to include my dad in their “club” because of his European ancestry which technically classifies him as a Caucasian.

    So now that we’ve eliminated the literal meaning of “People of Color” lets talk about the racial meanings. If you mean “People of Color” to mean races that are NOT “White” (I must put  “WHITE”  in quotations because as you can see people that are “white” (caucasian) can most definitely be people with brown-skin (Color)) then you can NOT include Bobby Jindal in your “People of Color” crowd.

     Boby Jindal is an Indian (Hindu) and you can ask any anthropologist/geneticist and they will tell you that the ancestors of Bobby Jindal are classified as Indo-Europeans. These people include ALL Europeans, Slavs, Scandanavians, Saxons, Nords, Gauls, Meditteraneans, Germanics, Gaelics, Persians and Indians. That’s right Persian (Iranians) did NOT have a Semetic progenitor. Likewise the progenitor of the Indian peoples was common with that of the European peoples. The Persians and Indians then mixed with people from the Semetic races which probably accounts for what the “People of Color” crowd would claim to be the Persians and Indians “Color”. So if the Semetic blood mixed with the Caucasian blood is what makes Bobby Jindal a “Person of Color”  to the “People of Color” crowd then that means that crowd would have to include ALL Semites. That’s right “People of Color”, Jews too! Now I can understand their argument for NOT including those of the Mongoloid race, dishonest as it may be considering genetically/anthropologically  speaking this race is related to the (Fiegned horror) the Negriod race, but if you want Bobby Jindal, and your basing the “Color” argument on the mix of Semetic blood because your obviously not basing it on the mix of Indo-European (Caucasian) blood because then you would have to include “brown-skinned” Caucasians (which (Fiegned horror) could NEVER account for the “Color”) then as was said you must include ALL semites because now we’re talking race and NOT “Color”.

NOTE: I’m only conceding this supposition that it must be the Semetic ‘Blood” causing the “Color” because in the dishonest minds of the “People of Color” crowd the Causion “Blood” could never account for it. Truth be told it may in fact be the Caucasion “blood” causing the “Color” because the dominant Caucasion “Type” is NOT the blond-haired, blue-eyed, fair-skinned steroetype but rather the darker-haired, darker-skinned Meditteranean “Look”. The evidence suggest that the Semetic mixture in the Indians bloodlines may not even be that strong. Repeated genetic studies have established the Indian peoples closets similarities are with those of Western Eupropeans (Caucasians). There is also some studies that suggest some similarities between Indians and East Asians.

    This begs the question who is responsible for Bobby Jindal’s “Color”? Since it is indisputable that Indians share genetic similarities with Europeans, are part of the Indo-European genetic classification and most likely came from a Caucasion progenitor, could it be (Fiegned outrage: Oh, the horror) his “Color” comes somewhere from his Caucasion “blood”.

   Because the genetic truth (Look it up “People of Color” crowd) is that the Caucasion race is the MOST  variable in terms of skin color. I feel ABSOLUELY comfortable in saying that skin-color is as much determined by CLIMATE as it is by the inherited melanin is ones genes.

     Remember, I took off my “Mickey-the-Dunce” cap. We know those who spew the “People of Color” nonsense are really talking about “Blacks” and Hispanics. But they try to mask what they REALLY mean in some kind of superior intellectual, humane, moral, justifiable and equitable consciousness.It’s nothing more than an unspoken threat to anyone who may point out their hypocracy that any attempt to do so will be shouted down with racists accusations.

    So if the “People of Color” crowd don’t literally mean color and don’t literally mean race then what do they mean? They’ll try to tell you that “People of Color” means anyone not of the “White” (Caucasian I guess?) race who has oppressed, discriminated, prejudiced and committed any other number of transgressions against the “black” and “brown” skinned peoples of the world (Whoever they’re suppossed to be). Well if you mean anyone who’s NOT Caucasian, be very careful because then you have to include the Semetic and Mongoloid races.

    Anthropologists classify the races in basically four (4) categories: Caucasian, Negroid, Semetic and Mongoloid. So if “People of Color” is anyone not of the Caucasian race (As the labeling of Bobby Jindal as a “Person of Color”,  because of suspected Semetic blood, would suggest) then that means the Semites and Mogoloids as well as the Negroids would ALL be “People of Color”. And is that REALLY what you want, leaders of the “People of Color” crowd? Because if you do you not only have to protest and file law suits on behalf of the “mistreatment” of “blacks” and hispanic’s. BUT ALSO for ALL the Asians and Semites which include Jews and Arabs  too.

    Are you sure that’s REALLY what you mean? Are you “Blacks” and Hispanics REALLY going to be quiet when “whitey” starts filling quota’s and affirmative action demands with Asians, Jews and Arabs because they’re “People of Color” too? Is that going to fit the “People of Color’s” agenda? Are they going to like it when “Whitey” starts spreading the affirmative action wealth to the other “People of Color”, the Mongoloids and Semites? Because if you only mean people of Negroid blood then say it. I have no problem with that. The continued fight for equality by “Black” people is not something I’m against and in most cases champion it, especially since my kids are mulatto meaning I  have a vested interest in equality for the “Black” man.

      This whole “People of Color” term is a term used by those with animosity towards the “white” man, who think they’re too intellectual and educated for their own good, and that good old “Lily-white, ivory-towered, harboring white-guilt apologist” crowd. Who think if they “Breathlessly” spout the phrase “People of Color” it absolves them of all their guilt and makes them feel better about themselves.

     This “People of Color” term is ussually spoken “BREATHLESSLY” to fiegn some kind of higher-minded idealism. Those that speak it especially the “white intellects” do it to imply altruism on their part and that anybody who does not “get it” or “objects” in anyway is just a common ignorant. These “Whitey’s” make me sick! Just because you “pat yourself on the back” because you think Halle Berry is “Beautiful” or that Denzel is a “Great Actor” does not mean your not racist. And just because you go around saying “People of Color” does not mean your not racsist either. Likewise all you “intellectualized” blacks, just because you want to brand yourself and your people a “Person of Color” does not mean you are smarter than the rest of us. And I do not appreciate your implied threat that any intellectual concern for the meaning of the phrase will be shouted down as a racsist belief.

     My wife lived what most would consider the “stereotypical” black experience. My friends in federal prison were not sell-out blacks, they knew what time it was. Any time I asked any of the black people in my life what they consider themselves, they always said unhesitatingly, BLACK. All this “People of Color” garbage is just that and it’s done by people with an agenda. But be careful because if anyone starts to wake-up, pay attention or gets some guts to question, a whole lot more people may get included in your “People of Color” club than you were willing to take in.

    And stop with the whole “Black and Brown skinned peoples of the world” nonsense, because it makes even less sense than the “People of Color” phrase. Because there is NO doubt my dad is a brown-skinned man despite his European ancestry. Do you want the quota system and affirmative action to be available to him? And if not why? Are you now guilty of discrimination? And against a brown-skinned man at that?

   If you mean race, say it. If you mean anybody not caucasian, say it. But if so you gotta let in a whole lot more people than you are probably willing. If you mean a specific race, say it. If you mean the Negroid race, say it.

     A Note:

      Do NOT criticize me for using the term Negroid. It is an ACCEPTED acedemic term to distinguish a specific race of people.

     But you see how ridiculous the phrase “People of Color” is? See how it can be interpreted in many different ways? See how it is nearly impossible to pin down what exactly does it mean and who it exactly includes? And how when you do get specific with the phrase it starts to mean things and includes  peoples those who promote the phrase never meant  it to be  nor  includes people those promters never wanted to include.

      The phrase is a dishonest phrase used to promote a political agenda and slience any criticism no matter how interested, concerned or honest that criticism may be.

    And don’t think there isn’t discrimination amongst the “white”. Does anyone think for a second that the W.A.S.P.’s or even the Irish do not consider Italians to be of inferoir bloodlines, even going so far as to label the the N-word? Or even Italians themselves who consider Sicilians to be of a lower class, even calling them the N-word?

    And how does a “fair-skinned” Hispanic get included in the “People of Color” crowd. The Hispanic has the Spaniard surname because of colonizing explorers who were of Caucasian, European, Meditteranean bloodlines. That’s right European Spaniards ARE considered Caucasian! FACT! These Spaniards mixed with other bloodlines on their exploratory expeditions that in many cases were NOT even of Negroid bloodlines. Somehow these Hispanics are now classified with “People of Color” when they probably have NO “People of Color” blood. See ridiculous and dishonest this phrase is? It can mean anything to anybody and manipulated to include anybody to fit a specific agenda.

     Civiliztions have been in existence for over 3,500 years. Did we all come from a common progenitor? Probably. Does it matter from where or from what race that progenitor originated? Not to me. At this point in civilization there has been so much mixing and mingling that there are NO pure blood races left anywhere in the world. We are all a mix of something or the other. Most times the only thing that signifies an ethnicity is the persons last name. I have relatives that have so many mixes they’re Italian in name only. And what difference does it make?

    I think the world is a better place for it’s diversity. The thing that’s killing the world is all this polarization from the “race-baiters” who promote a special interset. They pretend like they’re fighting for the rights of the minority classes but if someone had a magic-wand to wipe out inequality these so-called champions of the “underclass” and disenfranchised” would be the first to try and break that magic-wand because the day there is no more inequality is the day the jig is up for these charlatans. It is they who are the hypocrites as they fan the flames of racial resentment.

     There is NO such thing as an exclusive “People of Color”. Anyone promoting it is dishonest or brainwashed or both.

June 15, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, entertainment, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | 49 Comments

sicilian1: Zoroastrianism, The Most Influential Religion You Have Never Heard Of.

   Zoroastrianism is one of the oldest living religions in the world. The origins of the religion are in doubt concerning specific dates as is the specific date of  birth of it’s founder Zoroaster. What is certain is that Zoroaster was of great interest to both ancient Greek and Roman philosophers who wrote with concern about his life and teachings. But what is of even more certain significance was the influence Zoroastrianism had on the Western religions of the world.

     The contribution Zoroastrianism made to the eschatology of the three major Western world religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) was eternal. Zoroastrianism brought about the concept of Heavan and Hell, the free will of humans, an end of world armeggedeon and the idea of the eternal life or death of a humans soul to be judged by God based on the type of deeds performed by the person while living.

    The faith practiced by the Hebrews prior to their exile and before their return under Persian rule and influence of the Persians ‘religion, Zoroastrianisn, had no eschatology concerning the final resting place of one’s soul. It was the mingling with Zoroastrianism that changed all that. Maybe the reason why both these faiths gelled so peaceably was because they were both founded upon a monotheistic belief.

   So because Judaism begot Christianity then Islam, the Zoroastrian influence on Judaism forever changed the way the Western world views the condition of life and the hereafter. Prior to Zoroastrian influence the Hebrew Bible makes no mention of a bodily or soulful resurrection, whether Heavan or Hell will be the final resting place, what in fact was God’s purpose for mankind and the universe or if God would come back to judge all who had lived. These ideas which are so ingrained in Western religious thought and teaching all came into being under the influence of Zoroastrianism.

    The ancient inhabitants of Persia were known as Aryans (noble ones). (Don’t confuse the term with Hitler’s perversion of it). Persia was what the Greeks called these peoples but they had always referred to themselves as Aryans. This is the land that is today called Iran. (Iran/Aryan. See the relation?). In fact Iranians refer to themselves as Persians. Not Arabs, please don’t confuse the two. A Persian is a Persian , and an Arab is an Arab. So the ancient ancestors of the Iranian peoples are the ancient Persian Empire and the practicioners of Zoroastrianism.

   Some Aryans migrated East into the Indus valley and began what would develop into what is now known as the Hindu religion. Those Aryans who stayed in their Mesopotamian home began the civilization that eventually was known as the Persian Empire.

   Zoroaster was considered an Aryan prophet or a priest in his religion and may have had a link to a royal Persian family. Like the Buddha, Zoroaster was searching for meaning in his life when one day while wandering through the wilderness he was visited by an angel who revealed God’s plan to him. Zoroaster began to preach his message but met little success and was ostracized and branded a heretic. Undettered Zoroaster was able to convince the monarch Vishtaspa to give him an audience. After a number of tries Zoroaster finally convinced Vishtaspa in what he was preaching and as a result Vishtaspa converted his entire kingdom to the new religion of Zoroaster. Zoroastrianism spred like wildfire to the Aryan peoples.

   Zoroaster taught that there was one true God who created the world and his name is Ahura Mazda.  This God had always been worshiped by the ancient Aryans and Zoroaster declared Him to be the only true God. Ahura Mazda was a personal God who was all wise, all persuasive and could not be outwitted.

 It was Zoroaster who developed the idea of a competition between the good and evil forces of the world. This was the concept of dualism that was foriegn to religion at this point in history. In Zoroaster’s teachings the problem of evil in the world was an onctological reality that was all pervasive and it was humanity’s job to confront that evil and do something about it.

Zoroaster was also the first to introduce the concept of free will. He said that all humans are born good and pure without the stain of original sin but they were given by God the option to pursue good or evil. The final destiny of their souls depended on if that that freedom of choice would be expressed in the form of virtue or selfishness. There was no pre-determination involved in Zoroaster’s teaching of God’s role in humanity. The right to act in a moral, ethical and compassionate manner rested completely in the hands of mankind. They had a right to choose to make the world good or to give into evil temptations to make the world bad. Depending on the path that was chosen the person had the ability to reach salvation in this life and the life hereafter. The concept of reincarnation was outright rejected by Zoroaster’s teachings.

    Zoroaster also introduced the idea of personal responsibilty as a result of the option of choice. The responsibility for deeds determines the human condition so in the end mankind is responsible for the world they create. Ethical standards were held in high regard by Zoroastrianism who taught the idea of good thought, word, conduct, charity, selflessness and deed.

     Ahura Mazda allows the forces of good and evil to battle. No matter how much success the evil forces have they will lose in the end because the good qualities of Ahura Mazda will tip the scale against the pervaers of evil. Ahura Mazda’s wisdom and persusion impart an incredible perception about the way the world unfolds. In the end Ahura Mazda will come back to judge all mankind.

     Before Zoroastrianism’s influence, polytheism was the popular religious practice. People prayed to many different gods for different things. It was Zoroaster who made a monotheistic belief more popular. Also Zoroaster gave evil a name, called, Ahriman, the adversary of Ahura Mazda. Ahriman was the precurrsor to the Christian version of satan. A foe ivolved in an epic battle with the benevolent creator God for the soul’s of men. It can also be seen how the wise and persuasive Ahura Mazda of Zoroastrianism evolved into the all-knowing, all-powerful Christian God.

    Whether any of Zoroaster’s teachings were in fact the result of an Heavanly revelation or a hallucination is not important. What is important is that Zoroaster’s teachings prove that since the ancient times man has been consumed with a scheme for the afterlife, how ethical and righteous behavior affect the final resting place of our souls, the interaction between good and evil and a final day of judgement for all mankind.

June 13, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, news, people, personal, philosohy, random, religion, thoughts | Leave a comment

sicilian1: The fake Muslims

      Since the recent murder of the Army soldier at the recruiting center and the new statements from the accused as to his actions, I feel it is important for me give the world a little insight into these black-Americans who convert to Islam in prison.

      Serving almost 5 years in America’s federal prison system, known as the B.O.P., I had an up close view on how these black-Americans are targeted for convert by radical Muslims. Now I do not know how dedicated these Muslims truly were to their Islamic faith or whether they were truly just resentful towards America for all the real and imagined grievances and intent on promoting a jihad but what I do know is that most of the black-American converts had no true knowledge of Islam as a faith.

    The real Muslims no matter how misguided still have a connection to the Koran as they feel their jihad is a true holy war and they themselves soldiers to Allah’s cause. But most of the black-American prison converts whether they rolled with the real Muslims, 5%ers, Nation of Islam or any other Islamic off shoots are only in it as a hate whitey/America brotherhood. I know this sounds harsh but I’m just speaking the truth.

    Many of these blacks come into prison and they’re obviously and sometimes justly disenfranchised and bitter. They are quickly preyed upon by either the real Muslims or the already converted black-Americans. Federal prison in particular can be a very draining experience. The worst part is that because you are a federal inmate you’re probably living in a prison out of state and hundreds of miles from home. Visits become a rare occurence, 2 or 3 times a year if you’re very lucky. Human survival dictates you make friends with whom you feel comfortable and can count on. The black-American makes up a significant segment of the federal inmate population. Sympathetic hands are extended and quickly accepted most times before the less cagey inmate even knows how he is being co-opted.

     These vulnerable inmates are quickly brainwashed by the more experienced inmates. Beyond having a new “religious” convert, the experienced inmate is also trying to get the naive inmate on his side because you never know when you’ll need a subordinate to do your bidding. If you as the experienced inmate can drape in a sympathetic fashion that you’re trying to enrich the new inmate with something positive the conversion is a walk in the park.

     The Muslims in jail real or fake spew mostly hate whitey and hate the system (As in America) rhetoric. They pull converts into their camp by blaming their entire plight on the white-man and his system. All responsibilites for the inmates actions and decisions are blamed on the oppression of the white-man and America. The inmate has only been antagonized and forced into a criminal lifestyle because of the system the white-man has set up.

     Now some may agree with these accusations. I’m sure we could debate the societal, sociological and establishment factors that contribute to crime. I don’t really care about how much of a contributor are any of those or other factors. What is true is that those factors are exaggerated to inflame radicalism and hatred. The new convert blames his plight and the entire plight of his bretheren on “WHITE-AMERICA”. Once the brainwashing is complete the fringe hate speech only intensifies and is diseminated to others.

   I’ve seen young gullible black kids, scared to death upon first arrival in federal prison and in no time under the tuteledge of some hate-mongering Muslim convert this once meek youngster is wearing a kuffi, carrying around a prayer rug, dousing himself with religious oil and cutting the “chow” line to get his kosher meal while spewing as much hate-the-man rhetoric that’s been drilled into his head. If he had any bitterness and feelings of disenfranchisement coming in it has now multiplied 10-fold and as I’ve said the inmates entire criminal past is rationalized and excused away and all blame is laid at the feet of the “White-man’s America”.

    The real Muslims very quietly and secretly foster this attitude. The real Muslims mainly stay with themselves and ussually have a “senior” black-American convert who does all the recruiting and dissemination of hate rhetoric.

    These real Muslims could care the least about their black-American Muslim bretheren. All the real Muslims consider the converts to be is pawns for them to use to get out the hate ideology and to have future hate-America converts who once released can lay the groundwork for converts in the community and loyal soldiers to carry out their orders. These real Muslims have no respect for black-Americans,  don’t think for a second they identify with them because they’re not white too. Oh sure, they make these blacks think that they’re with them but it’s only a front to win converts.

    News flash, black-America, real Muslims are just as rascist as your common neo-nazi or KKK member. Behind the black man’s back they liberally drop the N-word. The black man has this idea that anyone not white is down with them, well, I’m sorry but other races are racsist too. The forgien born hispanic’s drop that N-word pretty freely too. And here’s another shocker, native Africans don’t identify with black-Americans. The hate whitey/America rhetoric is foisted upon the black-American only so the Muslims have radicalized American citizens who can make moves for them. 

      As I said in the beginning these real Muslims still have some connection with whatever is in the Koran. I have no idea what they really know or believe about the Koran but what I do know is that they’re disseminating hate speech from the Koran. I feel the Koran is just a mish-mash of contradictions so verses can be cherry-picked and manipulated by the dishonest to promote their particular agenda. My point is that the real Muslims have an Islamic and Arab foundation as a starting point. But the black-American converts are only vested in the hate whitey/America foundation.

     I’ve heard black-American Islamic converts spewing rhetoric where they claim that Allah is a different God than the Jewish, YHW or the Christian, Jehovah. Some actually believe that they’re 3 distinctly different Gods. They have absolutely no knowledge that all 3 are the same God of Abraham. If you told them that or that Chritianity, Judaism and Islam were known as Abrahamic faith they’d look at you as if you were speaking a foriegn language then go into a vicious anti-Semetic, anti-Christian rant where they accuse Jesus Christ of being the “white-man’s God”.

      The exclusively black fringe Muslim sects (5%ers/Nation of Islam) are even more ridiculous. The real Muslims are involved in a constant distortion where they claim a connection to Abraham. As much as a fantasy that is, at least the Muslims are working from the angle of trying to write their way into history. These fringe indigenous black-American sects are right up their with “Stars Wars” or “Star Trek” or any fairy tale you can think of. It’s all just completely made up where these jailhouse philosophers try to weave a narrative that the black man is the chosen man and the white man is the devil.

     There are some real Muslims who aren’t looking for trouble and they do find some way for the Koran to work in a positive way. But these black-American prison converts have no clue. They wouldn’t know how to get a message of peace from even a moderate Muslim they’ve been so brainwashed with hate whitey rhetoric. I would confidently bet that 99% of them have never even read from the Koran. Everything is just a regergitation of hate speeches they’ve listened to. By far the favorite Muslim convert line is; I’m Muslim, I don’t eat no pork. That’s about the extent of their knowledge besides all the hate whitey/America rhetoric.

    If you want to claim you’re a peace-loving Muslim and you’re going to manipulate the Koran to paint the message as one of peace then I’ll cut you some slack and give you the benefit of the doubt. But if you’re gonna turn what’s suppossed to be a faith into an excuse to hate America and blame  the white-man for every problem and evil in the world and you couldn’t quote one line from your Koran when you pretend to be a devout Muslim then you’re a joke and a sucker for letting yourself be used as a flunky by the real Muslim jihadists who would cut your fake Muslim ass loose in a minute.

     But this is what really happens in federal prison. Gullible converts are made. They’re like pavlovian dogs spreading a message of hate into the community. In prison Islam is considered this anti-everything American thing. It really has nothing to do with religion, it’s just an act of rebellion to the black-American inmate. Intrinsically they feel they’re getting back at a system that has imprisoned them. Brothers-in-arms are found amongst fellow inmates who want to point blame somewhere for their incarceration. Joining this anti-authority brotherhood gives a new meaning to their life. They actually feel they now have a higher purpose to live for.

      For many just being part of that brotherhood where they constantly spew their hateful rhetoric is enough but the more radicalized feel the need to act out their resentments on their percieved America enemy.

     They’re all a laughing stock even to their more reasonable black-American brothers who never buy into that hate speech. Those black-Americans scoff at the fake Muslims and many times continue to call them by their Christian name or street nick names refusing to indulge these jokers in calling them by their new Muslim name. It’s so ridiculous, the converts get some Muslim name but they still has their Christian given name stitched onto their uniforms.

   Now by no means are these joker converts the majority. The majority of the black-American inmates do NOT buy into that hate speech and blame “white-America” game. Most inmates are man enough to take responsibility for their situation. However there are enough of these brainwashed converts who are carrying the message back to their hood. I would say it’s a safe bet that these radicalized inmates eventually hitting the steet FAR out number the so-called military “right-wingers” that the DHS was so worried about. Believe me when I tell you that the prison converts are the real worry on the horizon. Their conversion is founded on a false and distorted view that is inflamed by hate.

This is how the Muslims are laying the groundwork to infiltrate America. In the Middle East there whole identity is wrapped in a religious jihad and they’ve been doing it for centuries. But this prison conversion infiltration has the potential to change the American culture. And there is no religious aspect to their conversion. It’s just some hate filled, blame filled ideology.

     If the progressives who rant that Guantanomo should be closed with the capured terrorist housed in American federal prisons want to create a bigger problem with hate filled, blame filled converts assimilating there message to the street then by all means continue with your cause. But I warn you, you progressive intelligencia you will not be spared by those converts who blame America and Whitey for everything.

June 12, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, history, Life, people, personal, philosohy, Politics, random, religion, thoughts | 1 Comment

sicilian1: Judaism : An Assessment

    The life of King David is the greatest example to the Jewish people of total devotion to the Lord through glory and struggle and to the Lord’s fulfillment of His promises and commitment to His people through that total devotion and despite their transgressions.

   The covenant of God to His chosen people who came to be known as the Jews through Abraham was well established by the time of David. What makes David such a significant character in the sacred Jewish narrative is that God deepened His covenant by promising His chosen people not only great things through their commitment to Him and His to them but that a coming messiah would be a direct descendnt from the line of David to establish the Lord’s eternal kingdom to come.

    David was a modest shepard boy; the youngest of Jesse’s 7 other impressive sons when the prophet of the Lord, Samuel arrived in Bethlehem at God’s direction to annoint a son of Jesse as the future King of Israel. Samuel didn’t identify David as chosen untill God told him that David was a man after his own heart who would do His will. As the forgotten son of Jesse, surviving on his own tending his flock, David developed courage under fire that served him well as a warrior King of the future unified nation of Israel.

    The great act that made David beloved amongst the Jews was his slaying of the feared Philistinian giant Goliath. The young David rose from the freightened Jewish population to face this indomitable foe because he was so insulted by the defilments of his God coming from the giant’s mouth. Facing extreme odds but nevertheless determined to defend the honor of God, David put his complete trust in God liberating the Jews from this Philistinian threat.

    Eventually King Saul became jealous of David, forcing him to flee for his life. Though anointed, David lived as a fugitive for 15 years. Isolated, depressed and homeless, David, the composer of many psalms, some of the deepest, most inspired literature devoted to the Lord of all-time, developed a deeper inner trust, showing heartfelt patience that the Lord would deliver him to his anointing. In fact on two occassions David was presented with opportunities to kill Saul but he was humble enough to respect God’s King, instead waiting for God alone to fulfill His promise.

     As a newly crowned King, David was eager to glorify the Lord. Deciding to bring the Ark into Jerusalem, Israel’s new capital, David acted carelessly in his presentation causing an embarrassing accident and death. Instead of wallowing in anger or dejection, David reflecyed on his mistakes, corrected them and then glorified God the way He demanded.

    Awash in wealth, military success and prosperity David committed the sin of adultery and a Machiavellian murder plot to cover up his sin bringing about the darkest times of his life. When rebuked by the prophet Nathan for his sin David solemnly and sincerely repented, never rebelling against the Lord for his punishment. Even when his beloved son Absalom organized a coup against him David displayed his intense integrity for his love of God by refusing to abuse the Lord’s power through the Ark to get him out of a situation of his own causing; fighting but submitting his future to the will of God.

     David never once blamed God for his many trials and tribulations which in fact insilled in him a grace and skill to be the great leader God intended him to be. Through glory and pain David’s spiritual foundation remained grounded. As a human, David was not immune to temptation but his faith and patience in; love and worship of; and penance and sincerity to God persevered. David possessed a pure humility in his service to God who recognized the deep love and commitment in ultimate fulfillment of His covenant and through David God promised eternal life in His eternal kingdom to come. For the Jewish people, David is the greatest representation of God’s covenant to His people through the Jews commitment to God.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | blog, culture, Life, people, personal, philosohy, random, religion, thoughts | Leave a comment