Category Archives: Eye on America

The title of this category says it all. Of course, we could have called it “Watch on the Potomac” – but then we decided to develop a category for that subject anyway. In pre-war Germany – it was called “the Rhine.” Same difference – different time, different geographical region.

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Dwyer: White Guilt

white guiltWe, the whites, are guilty of trying to evolve faster than humans of other races. We are guilty of building better, more functional, and more affluent societies than those other humans. Therefore, we must be punished sternly for those heinous crimes of ours. For it was our white privilege that gave us an unfair advantage in the genetic lottery of life. So, we have to give away, as a restitution to those races that we outpaced, all the wealth that we won in that unfair lottery.

Thanks to our benevolent ruling elites, we will not be allowed to make ourselves better off than the remainder of humanity any more. We are truly fortunate to be taught and transformed so that we can finally understand that our drive to improve ourselves, without consideration how the others may feel about that, was an aggravated case of deeply rooted racism. Continue reading

Faces from the Border: We Could Be Them

In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, border agents (pictured here alongside a temporarily deployed National Guard unit) patrol the area for undocumented immigrants entering from Mexico. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce

In the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, border agents (pictured here alongside a temporarily deployed National Guard unit) patrol the area for undocumented immigrants entering from Mexico. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce

From afar, they look like shadows, the men and women known as guardians of the border, thousands of agents whose job is to provide security for the United States, to protect Americans from those coming northbound from Mexico.

They ride past markers that dot the border, along the Rio Grande. The so-called monuments serve as reminders of where one country begins and another ends, all the while disregarding history, geography, and the people who see it for what it really is—a politically charged illusion forced on border residents by faraway governments, in Washington and Mexico City. This is a frontier shaped over centuries, by explorers who go back to the Spanish Conquista, and further back, before the Mayans and Aztecs, back before the lands divided. Now the region looks more like a demilitarized zone than the spot where two partner nations meet. Continue reading

Faces from the Border: The Devil is On the Loose

Border agents searching for a driver who fled a vehicle north of La Joya, Texas. Bailouts are common when police stop a vehicle carrying drugs or migrants, and suspects risk getting lost in the brush and dying in the heat. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce

Border agents searching for a driver who fled a vehicle north of La Joya, Texas. Bailouts are common when police stop a vehicle carrying drugs or migrants, and suspects risk getting lost in the brush and dying in the heat. Credit Photograph by Kirsten Luce

Along Highway 83, in South Texas, is a stretch of lonely land, a curving corridor dotted with abandoned villages and fast-food joints. One of the main arteries of the area known as Los Caminos del Río—the River Roads—cuts alongside the Rio Grande. The area is so isolated, and both sides look so similar, that at times one might have a hard time telling which is Mexico and which is the United States.

On the U.S. side is Laredo. Founded in 1755, Laredo once served as the capital of the rebellious Republic of the Rio Grande, a brief, and ultimately failed, attempt to secede from Mexico, launched, in 1840, by a coalition of insurgents from the states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Coahuila, and southwest Texas in opposition to President Antonio López de Santa Anna’s centralist policies. Continue reading

Federal court to Obama: Stop spying on the American people

Barack-Obama-On-The-Phone-In-The-Oval-OfficeA U.S. judge on Monday ruled against the National Security Agency’s collection of Americans’ phone records that has outraged a growing number of citizens who say they never signed on to giving up their rights for the still inadequate national security. The NSA’s spy program had been scheduled end by the Nov. 30, 2015, but the federal court ruling is considered a legal precedent that may be used to prevent or halt another abuse of power by the Obama administration or a future occupant of the Oval Office.

Judge Richard Leon of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia asserts that the current high-tech spy program “likely violates the Constitution” and said he believes “the loss of constitutional freedoms for even one day is a significant harm.” Continue reading

The feminization of America accelerates as universities shame men for being men

SF-7The Left’s feminization of male culture in America is continuing unabated on campus after campus around the United States, with the most recent effort emanating from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

The Media Research Center reports that the university’s Women’s Center is set to host a week-long event that will focus on lecturing men about a concept sponsors are calling “healthy masculinity,” whatever that is.

The lectures are part of “Healthy Masculinities Week”, in which the women’s center claims to be devoted to “Celebrating Women” while “Empowering All”. Continue reading

Climate issues we do need to address

~ Forward ~
PaulDriessen_2015President Obama and his UN, Big Green and Climate Crisis Industry allies insist that we need to “fix our climate” – because carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions are overheating the planet and causing “unprecedented” weather, sea level and drought disasters. There isn’t an iota of truth to any of these assertions. From my perspective, what we DO need to fix is the climate of fraud and corruption in the global warming and renewable fuels bureaucracy and industry … and their destructive policies that kill jobs, dreams, birds, bats and people. ~ Paul

We need to fix the climate of fraud, corruption, and policies that kill jobs, hope and people.
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FIFTY Georgia teenagers go on rampage in Walmart

Kharron Nathan Green, 17, has been charged with inciting a riot and second-degree damage to property but would not tell police the names of others involved

Kharron Nathan Green, 17, has been charged with inciting a riot and second-degree damage to property but would not tell police the names of others involved

If these damned people want to be treated with R-E-S-P-E-C-T – then they need to remember that “ALL Lives Matter” – and their parents better reign these little thugs in. They should start by getting their kids home, and whipping the hell out of them – THEN make them go out and do community service and pay reparations to their victims.

WHAT? Corporal punishment?  You’re damned right!!!!!

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For many black Americans, Confederate flag debate a distraction

~ Foreword ~
Besides this beguiling inattention or distraction with all the hype about the confederate flag, which wholly fails to resolve at least some of the most fundamental problems of racism, consider on the other hand, the double trouble for this distraction to provide the opportunity to those who consider the confederate flag now viewed as offensive to their own rights of free expression or to display the flag privately as they see fit. ~ A.C.

Vanessa White poses with a photo of her brother Eric Tripp, who was shot and killed in the 1990s, in Compton, California June 26, 2015. - Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

Vanessa White poses with a photo of her brother Eric Tripp, who was shot and killed in the 1990s, in Compton, California June 26, 2015. – Reuters/Jonathan Alcorn

As calls grow to remove the Confederate flag from public spaces across America’s South, Vanessa White says she questions whether that would mark real progress for black Americans like her.

The 57-year-old Compton, California construction worker has seen and endured too much, she says, to be excited. Over the years, five members of her family have been killed by guns: her two brothers, at the ages of 28 and 38; her nephew, at 19; her niece, at 16, and her niece’s mother, at 28. All of them had dropped out of school in their teens. Continue reading

Walmart makes ISIS cake, refused Confederate flag cake

On June 25, 2015 I attempted to get an Edible image cake printed with the confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it. and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States……..but you can’t buy the General Lee toy car at Wallmart? It’s a damn shame.

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Protester Removes Confederate Flag at South Carolina Capitol

Brittany Ann Byuarim Newsome climbed a flagpole to remove the Confederate battle flag at a monument in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Credit Bruce Smith/Associated Press

Brittany Ann Byuarim Newsome climbed a flagpole to remove the Confederate battle flag at a monument in front of the State House in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday. Credit Bruce Smith/Associated Press

An activist in Columbia, S.C., removed the Confederate battle flag from its perch outside the State House building Saturday, before she was arrested and the flag replaced, the police said.

After the protester scaled the 30-foot flagpole, a Bureau of Protective Services officer arrested her and a man who had aided her.

Police identified the woman as Brittany Ann Byuarim Newsome, 30, of Raleigh, N.C., and the man as James Ian Tyson, 30, of Charlotte. They were charged with defacing a monument, the police said.

An officer on a routine patrol saw a woman climbing the flagpole early Saturday morning and asked that she get down. The woman, who was wearing climbing gear, refused, and unhooked the flag before descending, the authorities said. Continue reading

Shaq outs himself as a 9/11 truther

Post suggesting atrocity could have been an ‘inside job’

shaqShaquille O’Neal’s two-meter plus frame means he has never been one for flying under the radar.

But the giant former basketball star has courted controversy after revealing he is a ‘9/11 truther’.

A recent post on his personal website has questioned the established version of the events of September 11, namely that the attacks were planned and carried out by Osama Bin Laden and al Qaeda operatives.

The post includes the slow-motion viral video of the second jet flying into the south tower on Sept. 11, 2001. Continue reading

Left Blames Baltimore Riots On The Banks

Spooks+posterThe New York Times says “predatory” subprime lenders robbed Baltimore’s black neighborhoods of wealth and thus heightened racial tensions. We thought we’d heard every excuse for looting, but this wins the prize.

In a recent editorial, the newspaper claims that racist banks “steered” Baltimore blacks into homes that they couldn’t afford and left their communities “strewn with abandoned houses,” fueling the city’s blight and crime problems. Continue reading

B.B. King, Mississippi-born master of the blues, dies at 89

bb kingWith his guitar Lucille, B.B. King sang and played his way out of the Mississippi cotton fields and onto international concert stages. Squeezing and trilling the strings way up the neck with his amp cranked, Mr. King, who died Thursday at age 89, left an indelible mark on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green……….

“One of the things that enabled B.B. to have such a profound effect on generations of rock-blues guitarists, from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to the present day, was [his music’s] very accessibility — its emotional accessibility in the high-flying, single-string focus of his soloing, and its musical accessibility in the broad range of sources from which he drew,” blues historian Peter Guralnick said in an interview. Continue reading

Ross: Let’s Talk About Tolerance

ROSS_cvr_v1_webIt seems that two gunmen were killed this past Sunday outside a Draw Muhammad event in Garland Texas. Apparently they pulled up and opened fire, wounding one security guard, before being killed by other security guards. Already I’ve heard comments ranging from those criticizing Islam in general to those saying that the people holding the event were damned fools and deserved to get shot at.

I don’t know specifically where in their scriptures it says that it is a sin punishable by death to draw images of Muhammad, but I do know that they have gone after individuals for doing so. Therefore the people who held this event had to be aware that it would offend someone. I suppose that is why the event was so heavily guarded.

I also can’t know the reason they held this event; whether it was to thumb their noses at Muslims living in America or if it was some other reason. But again, they had to at least be faintly aware that they were going to piss a few people off by holding this event. Continue reading

Smoldering Baltimore picks up the pieces

anrachyAn ashen Baltimore awoke on Tuesday morning to reveal a city charred by fire and battled scarred following a night of violent rioting and looting after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Acrid smoke hung in the air over streets where fire crews raced to contain the damage and carnage that broke out just blocks from Gray’s emotive funeral. The unrest – which saw looters ransack stores, pharmacies and a shopping mall and clash with police in riot gear – was the most violent in the United States since Ferguson, Missouri, was torn by gunshots and arson late last year. Police said 15 officers were injured, six seriously, on Monday and 27 arrests were made as local gangs and high school students used social media to launch a coordinated ‘Purge’ – a slang term which comes from a film about rampaging lawlessness.Gray’s death gave new energy to the public outcry over police treatment of African Americans that flared last year after police killings of unarmed black men in Ferguson, New York City and elsewhere. The violence appeared to catch city officials and community leaders somewhat off-guard after a week of mostly peaceful protests following Gray’s death on April 19. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, declared a state of emergency on Monday and the National Guard was arriving in the city. A one-week curfew was also imposed in the largely black city starting Tuesday night, with exceptions for work and medical emergencies. Answering criticism of not responding quickly enough to Monday’s events, Mayor Rawlings-Blake told CNN: “This was an incident that sparked this afternoon … I think it would have been inappropriate to bring in the National Guard when we had it under control.” Read FULL STORY

Activists Gather at Mine After it was Closed by BLM

The owners of an Oregon goldmine have called in gun-toting right-wing militiamen amid a bitter land use dispute with the U.S. government.

Tensions have remained high at the Sugar Pine Mine near Medford after the facility was served with a federal stop-work order.

Together: Three Oath Keepers are seen armed Wednesday defending the mine

Together: Three Oath Keepers are seen armed Wednesday defending the mine

The owners summoned armed guards from the conservative Oath Keepers activist network ahead of a major protest outside local offices of the Bureau of Land Management yesterday.

Co-owner Rick Barclay acted after receiving a stop-work order last month when officials said they found equipment on site indicating operations inconsistent with standard mine development requirements. Continue reading

Baldwin: Operation Jade Helm: Should We Be Worried?

jadehelmFor two months this summer, the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) will conduct Realistic Military Training (RMT) Operation Jade Helm 15 (JH 15) in seven Southwestern U.S. states: California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Military spokesmen say the operation is merely a standard training exercise designed to prepare Special Forces troops for warfare overseas.

According to the London Daily Mail, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Mark Lastoria said,

“‘This exercise is routine training to maintain a high level of readiness for Army Special Operations Forces because they must be ready to support potential missions anywhere in the world on a moment’s notice.’”

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Lessons From the Beginning (Part VII)

Federalist_Papers_mini_01*Author’s NOTE: Quite possibly the least covered aspect of the founding era of America is the role played by those who became known as the Anti-federalists. In a deceptive move, those among our founders who wanted a Monarchist, or at the very least a Nationalist form of government, referred to themselves as “Federalists,” thus establishing a political paradigm that is much on display in our country even today. The Federalists misrepresented what they stood for politically in order to gain the political power and authority to do what they wanted, knowing full well they could not gain such power by telling the truth. Using that as a benchmark, we could refer to almost every politician who runs for office today, especially in both major political parties, as a “Federalist.” The Anti-federalists discerned the motives of the Federalists from the very beginning as we shall see below. They used their vast knowledge of the past to predict what would become of the proposed form of government in what you will see as a hauntingly accurate prediction. Without the Anti-federalists there would have been no Bill of Rights added to the Constitution in 1789. Suffice it to say the Liberty and Freedom we claim we want returned to us from our tyrannical government is the very form of government cherished by the Anti-federalists of the founding era of America. (M.G.) Continue reading

Lanier: The Internet destroyed the middle class

Kodak employed 140,000 people. Instagram, 13. A digital visionary says the Web kills jobs, wealth — even democracy

Jaron Lanier (Credit: Jonathan Sprague)

Jaron Lanier (Credit: Jonathan Sprague)

Editor’s NOTE: Although this piece was originally published about two years ago – as a statement of our demise as a nation and a people – we felt the need to let someone else do the talking for a change. Read it and weep! (J.B.)
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Calling BS on Harry Reid’s story about his injuries

Yo Adrian - I beat the lil' punk within an inch of his worthless life.

Yo Mick – I beat the lil’ punk within an inch of his worthless life.

It is an emperor has no clothes moment. The partisan mainstream media has failed to show the slightest curiosity about an improbably story peddled by one of the central figures of the last six years of politics. John Hinderaker of Powerline has been asking the questions about Harry Reid’s injuries and retirement from the Senate that a reasonably curious media should have been asking, but hasn’t because Reid is a Democrat.

I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say the least. Continue reading

Finney: Could this be you?

Anthony-Bosworth-ArrestedOn Wednesday, February 26, 2015, Mr Anthony Bosworth of Yakima, Washington was detained by the U.S. Marshall service in Spokane, Washington.

What was his crime? He committed no crime. Mr Bosworth was openly carrying a rifle on federal property. It is not a crime to open carry on federal property; it is a crime to enter a federal building with a gun. Continue reading

2015 SOTU: ‘Mission Accomplished — I’m Just Awesome!’

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“I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”Article II, Section 1, Constitution of the United States (1787)

2015-01-21-8706194fFor the last two weeks, my inbox has been inundated with emails priming the pump for Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union — a desperate attempt to avoid a repeat of the 2014 SOTU ratings bust with the lowest viewership since the Clinton years. As my colleague Peggy Noonan put it then, “No one’s really listening to [Obama] … a nonstop windup talk machine.”

The White House deluge started with this message from Joe Biden: “Most years, we keep what’s going to be in the President’s State of the Union address a secret until the night of the speech. That’s changing this year. Because the fact is that this Administration isn’t going to wait for anybody when it comes to taking whatever steps we can to help the middle class and keep strengthening our economy. [Blah, Blah, Blah, ad nauseum…]Continue reading

Terrorism, Immigration and Mass Manipulation

paristerror.jpg.w560h315The threat of terrorism and the theatrics of bloodshed are powerful tools in the psychological warfare that is leading up to a final conflagration. Watching Paris is Burning is a sober spectacular for the mass media brainwashed, but for geopolitical observers in the know, the time proven and trusted strategy of using fear over security breaches works every time. Missing in the scores of all the manipulated “situations” is a full appreciation of the grand view of who really benefits from a high anxiety society that always succumbs into a greater level of a police state.

Framing the latest episode, the Charlie Hebdo assassinations, into a clash of civilizations is a tempting vindication to strike back at a villain that is easy to despise. However, such a simplistic response fails to understand what is really going on. Continue reading

Metaphor For America: Starving 4 Pound Baby Dies In Car While Parents Eat At Golden Corral

buffetWhat should be done to parents that stuffed themselves full of food at a Golden Corral while their starving four pound baby girl died in their car outside? This actually just happened down in Florida, and it is a crime that is shocking the entire nation. Sadly, it is also a perfect metaphor for what is happening to the country as a whole. We have become an exceedingly selfish and self-centered society that seems to care very little that we are literally destroying the future of America. We are stealing trillions of dollars from future generations and destroying what was once the greatest economy in the history of the world just to make ourselves a little bit more comfortable in the present. Continue reading

The Prison State of America

Editor’s NOTE: There is not much here that has not been discussed by myself and Bill O’Brian on our on-air segments, “Behind Prison Walls” began coverage in 2004. (J.B.)

prison_barsPrisons employ and exploit the ideal worker. Prisoners do not receive benefits or pensions. They are not paid overtime. They are forbidden to organize and strike. They must show up on time. They are not paid for sick days or granted vacations. They cannot formally complain about working conditions or safety hazards. If they are disobedient, or attempt to protest their pitiful wages, they lose their jobs and can be sent to isolation cells. The roughly 1 million prisoners who work for corporations and government industries in the American prison system are models for what the corporate state expects us all to become. And corporations have no intention of permitting prison reforms that would reduce the size of their bonded workforce. In fact, they are seeking to replicate these conditions throughout the society. Continue reading

Dvorak: Biometric passports – electronic countermeasures to better secure borders

dvorak_2014With the President’s executive order to “temporarily” legalize five million illegal immigrants in this country, national security experts say it’s time to implement real biometric passports as well as strict entry and exit programs at all U.S. ports of entry.

What exactly is biometrics?
The biometric system uses a fingerprint to identify a foreigner entering and leaving the country. Currently, customs officers only use biographic means to match an identification card to an airline manifest at the time of entry into the United States. The benefits of a biometric system would provide immigration officers with valuable information regarding those who overstay their visas. (This group roughly makes up 40 percent of illegal population).

An effective biometric exit system would flag individuals and make the search for terrorists a bit easier. U.S Customs currently uses the Trusted Traveller program to provide swift reentry through Customs for pre-screened travelers. For Americans re-entering the U.S. is simple by utilizing a fingerprint the Global Entry System expedite the customs process, providing Customs agents with up to the minute status on travelers. Continue reading

The Obamacare Loophole

… gives employers a $3,000 incentive to hire illegal immigrants after Obama ‘amnesty’ gives them green cards and work permits

NOT A PROBLEM: Obama insisted Tuesday in Chicago that immigration reform would grow the economy and add jobs in the long run

NOT A PROBLEM: Obama insisted Tuesday in Chicago that immigration reform would grow the economy and add jobs in the long run

A perverse loophole in the Affordable Care Act will soon make illegal immigrants more affordable to hire than native-born Americans.

Once millions of people living in the U.S. illegally receive resident cards and work permits, they will be eligible to hold jobs and earn wages. But they won’t qualify for Obamacare benefits or subsidies.

That means employers with 50 or more full-time workers can’t be penalized for failing to provide them with company-based medical insurance. Ordinarily that fine amounts to $3,000 per worker, per year. Continue reading

Obama With Chinese Dictator Xi Jinping – Mao to Mao

Mao to MaoWe were aghast, nay furious, when we saw the picture of an American President wearing the tunic of a Chinese Communist Dictator. The words “unprecedented”, “disgusting” and “traitorous” came immediately to mind. If there was any doubt that we had about Obama being a communist sympathizer, they vanished upon seeing that image.

Obama is a corrupt, radical ideologue and an arrogant, narcissistic chameleon. He bows to the King of Saudi Arabia an Islamic Dictator, appeasing to Muslims; he apologizes all over the world for the country that was stupid and ignorant enough to give him the presidency; and then he has the gall to put on the tunic of a Chinese communist dictator in a country that knows all too well the vicious and brutal sting of a government that subjugates, regulates, denigrates, intimidates and has killed its own people by the tens of millions.

How dare Obama represent the United States of America in Chinese garb! Continue reading

Appeals court reinstates Texas voter ID law

texasAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas’ tough voter ID law, which the U.S. Justice Department had condemned as the state’s latest means of suppressing minority voter turnout.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allows the law to be used in the November election, despite a lower judge’s ruling that the law is unconstitutional. The 5th Circuit did not rule on the law’s merits; instead, it determined it’s too late to change the rules for the election. Continue reading

Man left with brain damage after ‘being attacked by gang of 20 black men’

“Waffle House isn’t safe fo’ no white people after Ferguson'”

Ralph Weems, IV

Ralph Weems IV

West Point man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after he and a friend were attacked by a group of around 20 people in a Huddle House parking lot, police said, potentially as retaliation for Michael Brown’s killing.

Ralph Weems IV, who is white, was injured early Saturday but is now in fair condition at North Mississippi Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Genie Causey said.

A relative, Bradley Barnes of Madison, told The Associated Press by telephone on Sunday that his brother-in-law was in a medically induced coma following brain surgery.

Where the hell is the outrage now, Mr. Holder???

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SARTRE: Forbidden History the Ultimate Taboo

Mayer_Amschel_Rothschild_NWOPeople are dumb because they do not know and refuse to learn the real history behind world events. Educational institutions do not function as seekers of truth, but as gatekeepers for narratives that defy common sense and defame historical facts. Society fosters the ultimate taboo against chronicles that differ with the established story of distortions and misdirection. Anyone who dares waver from accepted limits and suppositions immediately is a quack or an extremist. The dreaded label of being a conspiracy theorist, used to smear and marginalize researchers and pundits, is the height of anti-intellectualism and character assassination.

The dim-witted public, told to shun contradictory accounts, interpretations and disturbing explanations accepts sham history. The accurate course of events must remain hidden from the masses. The subject of a New World Order is not newfound. The process of world domination is as old as the formation of the first empire. Despite the annals of war and governments, the actual power that enslaves civilizations and humanity, is evil itself, in its purist form and manifestation. Continue reading

Ross: There Is No Middle Ground

My Thoughts on this ISIS Mess

ROSS_cvr_v1_webThere has been a lot of talk lately about this problem in Iraq with the militant group ISIS and what to do about it. Sure what is happening over there is horrific and disgusting, but is it the responsibility of the United States to do something about it? Far too many Americans simply watch a four or five minute news story about what is happening over there and have no real understanding of who Isis is and what they are doing. Yet these people either support or oppose our government getting involved based upon the barest amount of information.

ISIS, otherwise known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is a self proclaimed caliphate which claims religious authority over all Muslims in the region. Some of you do not understand what a caliphate is, and therefore don’t understand what Isis is trying to accomplish. A caliphate is, according to their belief, is similar to the pope, a direct successor to Muhammad. Therefore they claim the authority to direct all religious activity in the region. This includes their requiring that all sects adhere to the dictates they impose. If anyone opposes them, or differs in their beliefs, they can, and routinely are, executed. Continue reading