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What Really Died at Auschwitz?

8 Oct

The bulk of what you will read here today is from an email that was sent to me recently. The actual article was written by Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez in 2011, but it is even more relevant today. Printing this is meant to be controversial, but not intended to be mean-spirited to any whose religion is mentioned here. Just think about what it says. Are we better off if women are denied education? I am working with a young woman from Afghanistan and helping her while she creates a project. It is a multi-faceted dissertation about the fear of going to school that many young girls from her country feel because of the Taliban. There have been instances of acid thrown into the face of young girls going to school. In one place over 100 girls were poisoned by a contaminated well. This is not civilization. This is not progress. I don’t care who you are, or what your reasons, keeping women in ignorance is not acceptable. The desire to suppress knowledge is not acceptable

“What really died at Auschwitz?

by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15 2011.

By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

“I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz … We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world.
These are the people we burned.

And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe.

A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

It is now more than sixty years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated.’ Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.”

So, Now that you have read the article, do you think you would like to pass this on?

How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States? When are we going to stop being so politically correct that we can no longer be ourselves? This really must stop. People who do not like our ways need not move here. I never have understood the principle of people who move to an area from some different type of place and then spend all their energies trying to modify their new home to be like the old one. Why not just stay in the old one? Or if you wish to move on to bigger and better things, don’t be afraid of change that is required by gaining knowledge. Knowledge is power. Don’t let anyone limit yours.

Thoughts on pro-Obama video

7 Oct

I think this is a good example of how Obama tries to divide the nation according to “we and they” . He is cherry picking results and leaving out any culpability on the part of Democrats. (or the Whitehouse)
Here is the video to watch for yourself:
In this little video Obama’s very first point is about how prosperity was NEVER a result of Big Business’ s success. And then he mentions (positively) Henry Ford who was one of the VERY FIRST of the owners of a big company. In fact it was Henry Ford who began paying a wage high enough so that his own workers could buy one of the cars they were making. This had NOTHING to do with a government regulation. (or unions) (But Obama uses it as an example) 
His main point seems to be that the economy has not improved even though we have had some significant tax cuts in the last decade. He is right that the economy is bad. But the tax cuts probably saved it from being a LOT WORSE. Tax cuts are for everybody, by the way. No one is saying the middle should be taxed at a higher rate, in fact the idea is to reduce rates for everyone.

Mostly Obama keeps hammering away at points that are meant to make the rich sound bad rather than something to aspire to. He continually divides the people over these made up “%” numbers and repeats over and over again about tax cuts without ever mentioning the way in which the government has figured into the current downturn. 
He did mention that people were practically ‘strong armed’ into buying houses they could not afford. That was certainly not anything “done to them” by the rich. That was a political move. Congress forced the banks to make those loans. They were trying to get everyone in a house of their own. But they were doing it without bothering to take into consideration whether the people could afford these houses. It was criminal.

In the video there are pictures of windmills and solar panels and the implication that we must get ourselves self sufficient in energy by using these things. This he tried and failed expensively at doing. These forms of energy may work eventually. They may be better than fossil fuels, though I am not sure about them because there are a lot of hidden costs and ingredients to those sorts of energy production.
However, we can become energy self sufficient right here, right now with oil and gas. The fact that Obama has stonewalled that, and refused to approve that pipeline which would provide so many jobs is amazing. He is bound and determined to be the one to change the direction of the country when it comes to energy. But we are not accustomed, nor do we wish to be, to have ONE MAN change our direction. We are a diverse nation of independent minded people. We are often wrong. But we lumber along as a collection of states all of whom are very different, and often have very different goals. We like it that way.
 No one is saying that there should be no regulations. No one.
 But many of the regulations we have already are crushing those who wish to start new businesses. Obama says in the video that it is the “strong, growing middle class” that creates jobs and he is at least mostly right about that. But in order to create them there has to be enough “give “ in the economy so that people have some feeling of stability, some certainty that things are not going to change for the worse without warning. Right now there is huge uncertainty in the business community. People are scared to scale up. They are afraid to hire more employees. Health care could make it too expensive, or taxes could suck away all the money for payroll.

Government Programs and taxes do not create jobs. And they certainly do not create prosperity. In fact they are the very thing that stifles job growth. People who are not wealth creators often do not understand this. And of course the huge percentage of people who are living off of the government “dole” or disability payments do not understand this. They are easily fooled by Obama’s rhetoric. Don’t be one of those.

June is Busting Out All Over

14 Jun

In June there is hope and joy and abundance all around us. The green grass, leafed out trees, flowers blooming and the birds and bees flying and buzzing around with renewed energy. Yet the country is caught in the grip of a stagnant growth cycle and not much is moving.

In spite of all the beauty surrounding us, the people in this country (USA) are fearful for the future and uncertain about what will happen next. Are we going the way of Greece? Italy? Or are we going to pick ourselves up off of the mat and earn more, do more, have hopes for the next few years and stop all the belly-aching? Let’s hope we have what it takes to bring ourselves out of the doldrums and make changes happen.

As a life long Republican, I have watched changes happen in my party that have drawn me away from it and sent me over to the Libertarian side. Less taxes, less laws and more personal responsibility are all things that make me feel good about this country. Can we achieve these? It is up to each of us to stop complaining and become involved in the things we have the power to change. Some of these are simple and some are very complicated.

Social issues that divide people do not belong in political platforms. If only people would focus on the issues that are truly political and economic the other things can be worked on state by state. I don’t care for centralized government. Do you?

Do you need more money, then try to think of ways to make some. Think outside of the box. Become entrepreneurial. Take chances and be bold. There is a wonderful quote by Basil King, which says, “Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.”

Believe it.