Being multicultural is all fine and good until you’ve lost your nations identity and liberal/socialist John Cleese is realizing that much.
Cleese, who is performing in Sydney, was asked on Australian TV what he thought of last month’s riots around the UK.
He replied: “I’m not sure what’s going on in Britain. Let me say this, I don’t know what’s going on in London because London is no longer an English city.
“That’s how they got the Olympics. They said, ‘We’re the most cosmopolitan city on Earth’, but it doesn’t feel English.
“I had a Californian friend come over two months ago, walk down the King’s Road and say to me, ‘Well, where are all the English people?’
“I love having different cultures around but when the parent culture kind of dissipates, you’re left thinking, ‘What’s going on?’ “Chris Pollard/The Sun
Yep, what IS going on? Where did my nation go? Those are the questions that we will all be asking (many of us already have been asking.)
When we don’t FORCE assimilation, and we promote moral relativism, we are condemning our uniqueness, just as Britain and all of western Europe has done.
Everything from “press 2 for English” to bilingual laundry soap packaging, examples of the moral relativism that is creeping into our culture is everywhere. It’s been slow and insidious but it’s happening.
One day we will no longer be America. Our nation will become a messy, disorganized, malfunctioning form of the UN, with states like Michigan that will be Islamic and states like mine – Arizona – that will be Mexican. That which made us all Americans, will be gone.
As Levin said today on his radio show, the Obama Regime is suing Arizona for asking proof of citizenship when arresting individuals, but they are trying to stop Texas from killing a monster because they never asked for proof.
So, I ask these communists, which is it? How do you want it, because you can’t have it both ways.
And who speaks for this little girl who he raped and killed? We have female – FEMALE – Supreme Court justices who would be screaming for abortion rights but will not speak for this little girl?
Where is the so-called compassion from the left now? They aren’t speaking for the rights of this girl or her family. They are, as they always do, speaking for killers and monsters: like cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, who I’ve written about before.
It would be nice to see the outrage that has been all over the news over the verdict in the Casey Anthony case, instead all over the news over this. How dare any nation or organization interfere with a sovereign state, within this country? The United Nations are the first to be trashing America for imposing ourselves on other nations but they are not only investigating Arizona for human rights violations (can you believe that?), now trying to tell the state of Texas how to adjudicate and carry out their laws!
We need a president Perry or someone like him who will tell the UN to go to hell and go to hell in a BIG way!
There are 2 little girls who are dead. One who no one will ever be held to account for but another who’s killer has been convicted and sentenced. His sentence was carried out today.
At this man, and anyone who supports him, is where our rage should really be directed.
It is tempting and certainly very easy to point out that Obama’s war (or Obama’s “kinetic military action,” or “time-limited, scope-limited military action,” or whatever the latest ever more preposterous evasion is) is at odds with everything candidate Obama said about U.S. military action before his election. And certainly every attempt the president makes to explain his Libyan adventure is either cringe-makingly stupid (“I’m accustomed to this contradiction of being both a commander-in-chief but also somebody who aspires to peace”) or alarmingly revealing of a very peculiar worldview:
“That’s why building this international coalition has been so important,” he said the other day. “It is our military that is being volunteered by others to carry out missions that are important not only to us, but are important internationally.” [emphasis mine] Mark Steyn
You read that right, boys and girls. Our military is “being volunteered by others to carry out missions.” What does the mean exactly? Our soldiers are conscripted by other governments, NATO and/or the UN for service – on their whim? And our soldiers serve under foreign commanders?
This is really mind boggling. I’m not sure too many have picked up on this statement. But the ramifications are staggering.
He’s wiling to sacrifice our soldiers for use by foreign powers. They call soldiers who do that, mercenaries.
Does anyone, NOW, have any question about this man’s world view?
I read this column, linked from FoxNation this morning. Boy, this guy has really nailed the Obama administration and the world view of his regime and America. It’s depressing to think that we are headed for another term of irrelevance and indifference from the entire world all at the expense of Obama trying to become the cool kid at the UN.
The 20th century was the century of America. The 21st will be the century of our decline, I’m afraid, if we don’t stop this man and his regime. The first decade has ended poorly for us, as a nation.
If you haven’t already, please read when you have the time.
Okay, now I’m really pissed off. This morning we read that the UN will be investigating US for human rights violations and tonight I read this at Fox.
What kind of president do we have here who would agree to put this nation -and Arizona – on this UN review when you consider what’s happening in nations like Iran? What kind of human rights violations occur in this country that compare to stoning a woman, or for that matter, a gay person? Where is the outrage from the bleeding heart left about this poor woman’s impending, state sanctioned murder?
If you’ve not seen the movie, The Stoning of Soraya M., please do see it. It can be rented at Netflix, among lots of other outlets. This should be required viewing for every friggin liberal in this country and every high school student, too. I had to cover my eyes more than once during this movie. If you think that The Kite Runner was a great view of Islam, then you (and I) were taken for a ride. Until I saw The Stoning of Soraya, and after I’d read The Kite Runner, I had this misconception that Islam might have some redeeming values.
I was misinformed.
These are barbarous people who should not sit at the same table with us. What kind of god or religion sanctions stonings and abuse of women and gays?
What kind of people turn a blind eye to this and keep pointing their fingers at their own countrymen while living in the greatest nation on Earth? We have a president who calls his own citizens enemies while this is occuring almost daily around the world. A president who bows to these barbarians and apologizes for us. A first lady who is more concerned about how many donuts we eat and has no care in the world for the abuse of young women and gay men. A group of fugly women in NOW who are too busy endorsing misogynistic candidates like Jerry Brown to be bothered with the horrendous deaths of women around the world.
The United States will come under the spotlight at the UN’s top human rights assembly’s for the first time over the coming week along with other countries that face scrutiny by the Human Rights Council.
It’s not like I didn’t know this was coming, I’d just forgotten about it amid all the so-called crisis this last year that TheOne has told us that we have had to deal with.
The 12-day session of the 47 member council starting on Monday will include regular “universal periodic reviews” of 16 members of the United Nations, including the United States on November 5.
Several dozen non governmental organisation are expected to lobby the debate on the US human rights record, while Washington will also defend its record.
So the America hating Americans will come out from under their rocks to whine at the UN about the awful human rights record of the U.S. You know, all those public stonings of women and gays that happen here on a regular basis and the Obama administration has been ignoring?
Some 300 US civil liberties and community groups in the US Human Rights Network on Monday called on the Obama administration to bring “substandard human rights practices” in the United States into line with international standards.
“Substandard practices?” How about they go live iin Saudi Arabia or better yet, Iran for a month and then come tell us about the “international standards” that we aren’t matching up to. Or how about they just go there and STAY?
The United States only agreed to join the Council in May 2009, after the Bush administration had shunned the body which replaced its similar though discredited predecessor, the UN human rights commission, in 2006.
One more reason to miss President Bush and thank him, too.
The Network produced a 400-page report criticising “glaring inadequacies in the United States? human rights record,” including the “discriminatory impact” of foreclosures, “widespread” racial profiling and “draconian” immigration policies.
“Advocates across America have not only documented substandard human rights practices which have persisted in the US for years, but also those that reflect the precipitous erosion of human rights protections in the US since 9/11,” said Sarah Paoletti of the Network.
Oh gimme a break! This is not 1950 when blacks really were treated in a horrible way. We have a half African-American president that the majority of Americans voted for and yet, human rights have eroded in this country since 9/11? Who is this dope?
The United States has also faced widespread criticism by UN rights monitors in recent years over its handling of terror suspects and suspected torture, while concern over the conduct of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has been revived in recent months with “Wikileak” reports on leaked confidential documents.
They are criticizing us for what? Beheading suspects on youtube? Give me waterboarding anyday . . . please. And of course, there are all those human shields that our soldiers hide behind.
Each public, four-year, review is based on a report by the country, a compilation of non governmental organisation assessments and a one day debate with comments by its peers. No action is taken.
Well what a relief! No blue helmets in our streets or in our banks since no action is taken by them. . . yet. I mean seriously, they can’t control anything in the world, besides their own corruption so we really have nothing to worry about. But as far as I’m concerned, this is the time to take our ball and go home. Move the UN to Zurich and pull our support out.
My hope is that global warming has died. I mean died dead – really really dead. And the ‘scientists’ seem to have done it to themselves. How brilliant and how appropriate. I don’t think I’ve enjoyed seeing anything like I’ve enjoyed watching this whole debacle unfold. I guess partly it’s because we came so close to disaster, that I’ve been giddy over this.
Now, don’t you feel really secure in this conference when Chavez and Mugabe are pushing for us to sign this crap in Copenhagen? Doesn’t that make anyone else – aside from those of us with functioning brains – suspicious?
And this gem (also from the TimesOnline) from the most brilliant Gordon Brown (I wish he were our president, don’t you?):“But I also think our children, growing up, going to school every day, I don’t want them to live in a world of floods, of droughts, of extreme weather. It is really important, therefore, for Britain that we get this deal and it is important that I do everything I can in the next few days to make that possible.”
Only “two rogue scientists,” as the oh-so-reassuring Climategate Deniers would have us believe? Walter Williams, esteemed economics professor at George Mason University, last week summarized Climategate, to date:
“New evidence proves that climatologists and environmental policy advocates have not only fed us lies (and) engaged in scientific and academic fraud, but committed criminal acts as well. Last month, Russian computer hackers obtained thousands of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England. CRU has the world’s largest temperature data set. In collaboration with scientists around the world … its research and mathematical models form the basis of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2007 global warming report.”
The Climategate e-mails show man-made global warming fraudsters “around the world” brazenly discussing “both the destruction and hiding of data that does not support their global-warming claims,” Williams notes. “They discuss criminally deleting data rather than comply with Freedom of Information Act requests. There’s also discussion of faking data for journals such as Nature, conspiring to keep opposing science out of peer-reviewed journals (of which they controlled the editorial boards), and using statistical ‘tricks’ to hide the cooling period of the last 10 years. …”
But it fell to Wall Street Journal columnist Daniel Henninger to note, on Dec. 4 in a column headlined “Climategate: Science Is Dying,” just how massive the aftershocks could be:
“I don’t think most scientists appreciate what has hit them,” Mr. Henninger wrote. “This isn’t only about the credibility of global warming. For years, global warming and its advocates have been the public face of hard science. … The public was told repeatedly that something called ‘the scientific community’ had affirmed the science. … Because ‘science’ said so, all the world was about to undertake a vast reordering of human behavior at almost unimaginable financial cost. …
“What is happening at East Anglia is an epochal event,” Henninger was one of the first to grasp. “This has harsh implications for the credibility of science generally. …
“The East Anglians’ mistreatment of scientists who challenged global warming’s claims — plotting to shut them up and shut down their ability to publish — evokes the attempt to silence Galileo. … Most scientists outside this circle have kept silent as their climatologist fellows, helped by the cardinals of the press, mocked and ostracized scientists who questioned this grand theory of global doom.”
Starting to get it? To land continued government grants, it was necessary to “develop” evidence that would “prove” the claim that man-made global warming will fry us all on a griddle unless we cede massive new power, massive wealth, our standard of living and our industrial dominance of the world to the “scientific” central state.
What those who dutifully excreted such steaming piles of crap have accomplished is to require that the world now presume, in self-defense, that any state-funded “science” is little more than government-funded propaganda to justify taxing us, regulating us and advancing national socialism under a new, green flag.
Mind you, it couldn’t happen to a more deserving gang of grant-chasing welfare leeches.
It’s not as though this is their first blatant fraud in the service of state repression. If secondhand smoke causes cancer, why is it when the first U.S. studies failed to turn up the sufficiently strong, 2-to-1 correlation between disease and cohabiting with a smoker, which had always been the required standard for showing medical causality, the parties simply reduced the amount of correlation required — and subsequently ignored larger, international studies that show no provable harm from secondhand smoke, at all?
“The tobacco industry challenged the EPA in court,” reports Steven Milloy, a biostatistician, lawyer and adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute and publisher of Junkscience.com. “A federal judge vacated the EPA’s main conclusions, stating that ‘EPA disregarded information and made findings on selective information; … deviated from its [standard procedures]; failed to disclose important findings and reasoning; and left significant questions without answers. EPA’s conduct left substantial holes in the administrative records.’ ”
Yet children in the government youth propaganda camps are taught to this day that “Even secondhand smoke causes cancer; ‘science’ says it’s so.”
The pace of the world bailout from the “Let’s cripple our economies to stop global warming” baloney is breathtaking. Two weeks ago, public outcry defeated “cap-and-trade” legislation — which had been considered a done deal — in Australia. After 14 members of his party leadership resigned in protest, conservative opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, who had signed onto the scheme, was dumped, marking the first time since 1916 that a leader of a major Australian political party was deposed on grounds of a single policy decision.
Without conservative support, the legislation was promptly defeated in the Aussie senate.
“Cap-and-trade in Australia — which just a week ago was declared a certainty — is officially dead,” reports blogger Tim Andrews. “Early last week … Turnbull announced that he had reached agreement with the government to implement cap-and-trade, thus binding his party to support it in parliament en bloc. … The days that followed were simply stunning. … Political offices went into meltdown, unable to cope with the torrent of phone calls, faxes and e-mails opposing what was effectively a massive tax hike.”
Dumped by his own party, Turnbull’s “political career is over, his aspirations to become prime minister have come to naught,” Mr. Andrews reports.
That noise you hear is the folding of tents in the night. It froze last night, in Las Vegas. Maybe they can try “the coming glacial winter,” again.
Vin Suprynowicz is assistant editorial page editor of the Review-Journal, and author of “Send in theWaco Killers” and the novel “The Black Arrow.”