A focus group conducted by Peter Hart, a Democratic pollster, found that Obama is losing credibility with his faithful allies…
Congressional leaders agree: today, the U.S. faces the greatest terrorist threat ever. We are not winning the war on terror. Yet, terrorists armed with WMD do not pose the greatest threat to our country, nor does the danger of global Jihad.
Financial experts insist that the collapse of the dollar and the economy are the most lethal threats to our survival. Many others decry the world banking system, the scam of continuous and mounting debt, and the creation of fiat currencies rather than real wealth. But even here, as catastrophic as these will be, they are not the greatest of our problems.
A nuclear Iran working in league with Russia, China, North Korea, and the global Shi’ite Revolution stands as a great evil promising regional war in the Middle East, perhaps nuclear exchanges.
A weak, secularized Europe succumbs to demoralization and Jihad, no longer setting the pace to sustain liberal western democracy and civilization (another symptom of terminal decline, but not the nail in the coffin.)
The ongoing global communist conspiracy is alive and well and operational on a level not seen since the Cold War. Liberty is in the crosshairs, and economic freedom is on the verge of extinction. Still, this is not enemy number one.
Insecurity and destabilization throughout the 10/40 window causes sleepless nights in embassies worldwide, especially in view of a nuclear Pakistan increasingly isolated and volatile.
Natural disasters and pandemics may well spell doom; yet these are not our biggest worries.
Some point to shadow governments and powerful conspiratorial groups pulling strings behind the scenes as the enemies of humanity, but none of these are as powerful or devastating as the real enemy.
Growing violence and poverty rates around the world are tremendous concerns, along with environmental degradation and fears a foreign power may soon be able to detonate an EMP device high over Kansas, sending the U.S. back to 1830 in a flash of lightening. Still, these do not top the list of threats.
Corruption in government, always a plague and a hindrance, appears more pervasive and insidious than ever. However, this alone will not destroy humankind.
We have a pathological liar wielding unconstitutional power in the White House. A crooked man, he forwards a crooked agenda through crooked means toward a crooked end. Day after day, he breaks the law with impunity. He funds our enemies, attacks our friends, threatens citizens, and ruins our economy, inviting total destruction. Yet, even Barack Obama is not our greatest enemy. When he is gone, and we are left to clean up his mess, we will also be left with ourselves.
A godly America brought liberty and justice and representative government to the world stage, creating a beacon of light for all, pointing to a better day and a better way for all people regardless of race, creed, or national origin. The focus on goodness nourished by the Supreme Lover made America the best and the brightest.
In the end, that focus, that idea— wrapped up in godliness, goodness, liberty, duty, and responsibility— is dying because of another idea. That toxic idea is as old as the hills, inexorable in appeal, and forever lethal in application. It is the idea that man is his own god, that he has the knowledge and the processing power to run the show in his own strength and wisdom. That idea is public enemy number one; for history clearly shows, when that idea takes root and plays out in actual practice, nothing good comes of it.
For proof, just look to the last century, where 150 million people were slaughtered behind the idea that man is god, and that there is no other.
Therefore, our only salvation at this, the 11th hour, comes from heeding the ancient wisdom found in the pages of the best seller of all time: “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Allan Erickson enjoyed an 11-year career in radio, television, and print journalism as a reporter, talk show host, and operations manager. He then turned to sales and marketing for a decade. Twelve years ago, he started a training and recruitment company. Allan & wife Jodi have four children and live in Oregon.
He is the author of the book “The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence,” Tate Publishing, 2012.
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As this Christmas season unfolds, let us speak the truth about Obamacare: “It’s a Wonderful Lie” for Barack Obama.
Obama built his Obamacare scheme on so many lies that it is hard to keep track of them. The obvious ones (“if you like your doctor, or your healthcare plan, you can keep them”) are becoming well recognized, but they are far from the only lies a little simple deduction can reveal. There are so many fatal errors in Obamacare that it really is difficult to take it seriously. In fact, if it wasn’t a reality already (if it had actually been discussed and debated before it was voted on, as was the stuff of yet another lie from Obama), his signature legislation would have been laughed at and rejected.
It was clearly written either by drug-addled progressives in a smoke-induced dream, or cynical people who wanted it to fail so Obama could more easily stampede Americans into the clutches of single-payer healthcare. My money is on the latter. One has to be able to think in a clever manner to write something that looks like it is supposed to be a genuine program, but is really a mess designed to be dead on arrival, as Obamacare has been shown to be.
One of the cynical group’s more clever lies is built on their understanding of the media as the liberal cheerleaders they are. They knew the media is lazy and devoid of curiosity. They knew the media would never do the simple calculations needed to make Obamacare the laughing stock it should be.
Here’s what they missed.
We are told that Obamacare needs 40% of those it signs up to be under 35 years old. This makes sense because any good Ponzi scheme needs a fresh supply of money coming in at the bottom of its pyramid. We are told that this is a problem because these young suckers have been hesitant to sign up; and using some mumbo jumbo numbers, the media frets that only about 29% seem ready to do so. Woe is Obama!
What they don’t tell us is that these young people only make up about 26% of voting age Americans; so when only about 30% sign up, that will be about 8% of what Obamacare needs to stay afloat. Facts are stubborn things.
Obama knew this, and he lied by omission.
The political left has an uncanny knack for placing ideology ahead of reality. Though this phenomenon is seen in virtually all progressive policies, it is perhaps most pronounced in the left’s blind allegiance to the theory of man-caused global warming.
Though global temperatures did increase modestly during the 1990s, that trend has since leveled off, ultimately resulting in record cold temperatures across the U.S. in recent years. Despite the fact that NASA satellites recently reported the coldest temperature ever measured on the face of the earth, global warming proponents continue to castigate “deniers” as a group dedicated to destroying the world.
In reality, the only denial taking place is on the part of activists who refuse to recognize basic meteorological facts.
This trend was highlighted this week as the White House hosted the State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. The group headed to Washington, D.C. to discuss a plan of action against the perceived threat of global warming just as a massive winter storm struck the nation’s capital.
One of the participants, Gov. Pat Quinn of Obama’s beloved Illinois, made the trip Tuesday after Chicago experienced its coldest night in nearly 20 years. Everyone on the task force got a taste of reality as D.C. was largely shut down due to inclement weather.
Though government offices were closed, the global warming summit continued as planned. This delicious irony was apparently lost on these cult-like adherents to a flawed climatological hypothesis.
Barack Obama seemed to usher in the cold front when he established the task force last month. Since then, states that rarely experience frigid storms have largely been brought to a standstill due to deep deposits of ice and snow.
No matter the bevy of empirical evidence disproving their faulty logic, however, those with a predilection toward blaming humans for raping the planet will never realize the error of their ways. God-given resources populate this planet in abundance; and, provide we do so responsibly, humans can make use of such materials without having a detrimental — or even noticeable — effect on the planet.
In their pursuit of control and moral superiority, these radicals claim that any weather-related anomaly proves their point. The truth, though, is that their predictions have failed so often and completely that any adherence to man-caused global warming in entirely faith-based.
–B. Christopher Agee
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Top Secrets documents and high-level insiders in the Pentagon and CIA reveal that Obama, using doctored Syrian army communications, framed Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad for the August 21, 2013 chemical weapons attack.
According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour Hersh, it was actually the al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group al-Nusra—funded by Obama—trained by none other than our own CIA—and not al-Assad—who was behind the attack.
Shockingly, this was known by Obama hours after the attack.
But it gets worse.
When Obama, ten days after the chemical weapons attack, demanded that America attack Syria, promising only a two or three day “surgical strike,” he had been in fact planning a full scale invasion of Syria, lasting months if not years, that would involve a staggering 70,000 U.S. troops.
It would have been Iraq all over again—a replay of Bush’s phony WMDs.
It was only the Joint Chiefs of Staff, led by General Martin Dempsey, who put a stop to Obama’s madness, along with the American people who refused to fight another one of Obama’s unconstitutional wars.
This rogue president—this liar, this deceiver, this traitor, Barack Hussein Obama—must be impeached immediately.
It appears that AIM and blogger Trevor Loudon are among the few sources highlighting the official statement of the South African Communist Party (SACP) about Nelson Mandela having been a high-ranking member. SACP deputy general secretary Solly Mapaila is quoted by a South African magazine as saying it was denied at the time for “political reasons.”
The communist Workers World Party, which supports North Korea, has also reprinted the official SACP statement about Mandela. The communists are proud of Mandela and what he accomplished. His false claims of being a non-communist fooled South Africa and the world (except for his domestic and international comrades who were in on the secret). The official SACP statement includes these words: “At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee.”
Politicians lie, but this was a whopper, designed for the purpose of turning South Africa and its strategic materials over to the communists. The perfect front man, Mandela had always denied being a party member and, for the benefit of foreign audiences, publicly rejected Marxism as a “foreign ideology” as recently as a few years ago. It appears that was just a ploy to keep the foreign aid coming. South Africa has been among the top ten recipients of U.S. foreign aid, getting close to $500 million in fiscal year 2013.
Now that we know what’s going on, what will we do about it? Three American presidents—Obama, Clinton, and George W. Bush—are going to South Africa for his state funeral on December 15. The con will continue. Still, the facts matter.
Many in the media are calling Mandela a “political prisoner” when he served prison time. But on the Fox News “Special Report” show on December 5, Jesse Jackson admitted Mandela told him that he was planning bombings of hospitals and schools in South Africa when he got caught. That is why Mandela went to prison. He ran Umkhonto we Sizwe, the terrorist wing of the African National Congress (ANC) and South African Communist Party. The white minority made a deal to release him because they feared for their lives against a Soviet-sponsored terrorist onslaught that was documented in 1982 Senate hearings entitled “The Role of the Soviet Union, Cuba, and East Germany in Fomenting Terrorism in Southern Africa.”
One of the witnesses before those hearings was Bartholomew Hlapane, a member of the African National Congress’s national executive committee and the South African Communist Party’s central committee. Bartholemew, who described SACP domination of the ANC, was assassinated in his home in South Africa on December 16, 1982 by an Umkhonto we Sizwe assassination squad. The ANC later admitted to the crime.
President Obama condemned the Boston Islamic terror bombings, saying, “Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror.” But that is what Mandela was orchestrating in South Africa. And Mandela is Obama’s role model. Apparently, it was okay to kill whites in the name of black majority rule.
So how is that working out for the blacks, the supposed beneficiaries of Mandela’s revolution?
WikiLeaks is usually a source that our media trust. But little attention was paid to information from WikiLeaks demonstrating that the South African government is now resorting to “forced removals, violence, [and] intimidation” against poor blacks demanding their rights. Referring to a group of black shack dwellers known by the initials AbM, the U.S. embassy cable from 2010 said: “While the ANC claims to be making efforts to clean up slums and provide the poor with adequate housing, AbM leadership claims intimidation and anti-democratic tactics are used against its members by the ruling party.”
It’s true that Mandela failed to authorize a bloodbath of the minority whites once the black majority took power. But that decision recognizes, as the Chinese communists did, that socialism doesn’t work. The whites had to be tolerated because of their economic expertise. However, whites are now getting killed regularly in the “new” South Africa, and the country is being featured on “Genocide Watch” because of the racist dangers there. A spin-off from the ruling African National Congress, the Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) movement, held a rally in October in South Africa featuring banners saying the “Honeymoon is over for white people in South Africa.” The group is openly Marxist-Leninist.
Interestingly, a column in the far-left Huffington Post hints at the truth, noting that Mandela “spent much of his life as a radical Marxist allied with global communist luminaries…”
In addition to the evidence of Mandela’s secret membership in the Communist Party, those “global communist luminaries” deserve some attention. He admired Fidel Castro, praised his “brother in arms” Yasser Arafat, and was a big fan of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi. He was awarded the Soviet Union’s International Lenin Peace Prize. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday in July and “gave a high assessment to Nelson Mandela’s role in developing friendly Russian-South African relations, which have now reached the level of a strategic partnership.” Indeed, Russia and South Africa have become strategic partners in the BRICS group. BRICS refers to Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
An objective source of some of Mandela’s famous quotations is the book In the Words of Nelson Mandela, edited by Jennifer Crwys-Williams. They include:
- “Islam has enriched and become part of Africa; in turn, Islam was transformed and Africa became part of it.”
- “The people of Libya shared the trenches with us in our struggle for freedom.” (Spoken at a banquet in Tripoli, Libya in 1997).
- “He [Muammar Gaddafi] helped us at a time when we were all alone, when those who are now saying we should not come here were helping our enemies.” (Spoken at the start of his 1997 trip to Libya).
- “My brother leader.” (referring to Gaddafi).
Gaddafi was the terrorist leader who killed 189 Americans, most of them college students, by bombing Pan Am 103. The year was 1988. Gaddafi was also behind the La Belle bombing in Berlin in April of 1986. This killed two Americans and a Turkish woman and injured well over 200 persons, including 41 Americans.
In a story about the 1997 visit to Libya, The New York Times noted: “Although Mr. Mandela had twice visited Libya before, this is his first trip since becoming President [of South Africa] in 1994. No Western leader has visited Libya since the sanctions were imposed after Colonel Qaddafi refused to turn over suspects in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.”
But Mandela was thankful Gaddafi gave his terrorist movement weapons. He didn’t care about the terrorism that took American lives. Later, Gaddafi renounced terrorism, paid restitution to the families of Pan Am 103 victims, and gave up his own nuclear program. Nevertheless, Obama authorized his overthrow, and he was killed by a mob in Libya.
Bill O’Reilly said on his Fox News show that Mandela “was a communist, all right? But he was a great man. What he did for his people was stunning. … He was a great man, but he was a communist.” Throwing out the word, without documenting it, leaves people without adequate information and O’Reilly vulnerable to the tired charge of “McCarthyism.”
The notion of a good communist, considering the bloody history of the movement, seems absurd. But sadly, that is some of the best coverage of Mandela that we have seen.
The left’s hero worship of Mandela—as well as of Obama—is to be expected. Strangely, similar coverage came from Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak, who claimed Mandela “embraced constraints on his power,” was a George Washington-type figure, a friend of Israel, opposed terrorism, and “did not turn his back on the United States and her ideals.” He went on Mark Levin’s radio show to repeat some of these dubious, and even ridiculous, claims.
Pollak quoted Mandela during his treason trial as saying, “I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.” Mandela also declared at the time that he was not a communist.
Now we know better. Or do we?
This commentary originally appeared at AIM.org and is reprinted here with permission.
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