7/26/18, by James Mosher,
I stumbled across Christopher Hitchens over a decade ago as I was binge-watching old episodes of William F. Buckley Jr.’s, Firing Line; if you are looking for some entertainment during the remaining days of summer, let me suggest a prime opportunity for exposure to brilliant minds! Hitchens was a staunch socialist and an avowed atheist.
While there isn’t much common ground between the worldviews of his and mine, there is at least one area that I believe he got exactly right. He asserted, regarding the Islamization of the west, “We are in a very serious struggle with a very depraved religion.” His warning repeated for emphasis sake, “Resist it while you still can and before the right to complain is taken away from you.”
There is a concerted effort by progressives in our country and within our state to undermine the greatness of our culture. They have swung the doors wide open to destructive ideologies, and we are paying dearly for it. During the Obama administration, Muslim refugees were resettled at historic rates across our country as part of the grand plan of “fundamental transformation.” Paul Bremmer reported in a 2016 column for wnd.com that the resettlement process is inherently malicious; “Ann Corcoran, a leading refugee watchdog who authors the Refugee Resettlement Watch blog, told WND she believes the Obama administration and the federal resettlement contractors are deliberately trying to turn red states blue by injecting them with refugees who are likely to vote for Democrats.”
Since the 2016 election Americans have been exposed to the unrelenting narrative of Russian-Trump collusion. We have heard it all, from Manafort to a wild night in Moscow involving a mattress, urine, Russian prostitutes and Donald J. Trump of course! Americans have been told that it is all serious business; at the heart of the issue is national security. After all, an election may have been stolen.
Ok, let’s play along!
First, with all the time Mueller has had to sniff around for proof of Trump-Russian collusion, where’s the damning evidence? CNN’s very own Van Jones has dubbed the investigation a “nothing burger.” And this week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders labeled the investigation a “hoax and waste of time.”
Second, notwithstanding the tremendous capacity for intelligence gathering at our disposal (i.e., the FBI, the CIA, the NSA surveillance of elected and electorate alike, etc.) we are to believe that the bureaucracy is impotent when it comes to the ability to obtain even an iota of incriminating evidence regarding Clinton culpability? And yet they’ve got loads of stuff on Trump?
Recall Congressman Trey Gowdy’s (R-SC) remark about a special tool used by Clinton attorneys to whitewash her e-mails, “They were using something called BleachBit. You don’t use BleachBit for yoga emails or bridesmaids emails. When you’re using BleachBit, it is something you really do not want the world to see. She and her lawyers had those emails deleted. And they didn’t just push the delete button; they had them deleted where even God can’t read them.” There you have it, nothing to see here folks, just e-mails about yoga. We all know how Hillary loves to work out.
James O’keefe and his Project Veritas provided valuable research in 2016 regarding the Clinton campaign and the use of operatives to undermine elections. Key figures were interviewed and admitted to employing methods like “busing” and “bird-dogging.” Quite an eye-opener if you ask me regarding Democrat operatives and their sinister schemes to undermine the election process!
Who do you think had a greater impact on the outcome of the 2016 General Election, the Russians, the Clintons, the intelligence community, or Barack Hussein Obama?
No need to answer, just ask Bernie.
So, here we are, July 2018 and Maine progressives like Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling and Councilor Pious Ali are presenting a retread policy before city councilors to allow noncitizens the right to vote in local elections.
I know, you have got to be kidding right? With the outrage from Leftists regarding potential foreign meddling in U.S. elections, the best Maine “progressives” can come up with at the moment is this blatant disregard for safety/security and the rule of law in the name of “fairness.” Consider my previous column regarding the inherent dangers of Maine’s multicultural experiment.
Sadly, it is not a joke. Portland “progressives” have tried this once before in 2010. It is presently being touted by Leftists across the country in cities like Boston and San Francisco. The Portland City Council will be convening in a few weeks (Monday, August 13 to be exact) to contemplate yet again the merit of extending to noncitizens the right to vote in local elections.
On July 17th, under the guise of compassion and justice for noncitizens living among us, Councilor Pious Ali was on the George Hale/Ric Tyler Show (WVOM 101.3) to address noncitizen participation in Portland elections. I weighed in during the July 13th broadcast and made the case that what is being proposed by “progressives” in the name of “inclusivity” is unadulterated treason (roughly 10 minutes in).
Given the definition of treason: “the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family.”
Here are some reasons why I contend that it is true:
There are roughly 7,000 Somali’s living in Lewiston-Auburn. Most are Muslim.
Reza Jalali, a professor at the University of Southern Maine and Muslim activist, referring to Muslim immigrants, said, “these ‘new Mainers’…are creating new institutions. There are now 10 mosques in Maine…12 Muslim student associations across the state, at the major public universities and at Bates, Bowdoin, and Colby colleges.”
Think of the mosque as a symbol of conquest, like an infantry, cavalry, or artillery piece claiming territory on a Risk board game. It depicts dominion pure and simple. As for the Muslim Student’s Association, it is a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood. Anyone with a fundamental understanding of Islam would be able to deduce that neither is conducive to freedom.
The “progressive” multicultural experiment of peppering refugees throughout the country in small, unsuspecting communities like Hamtramck, Michigan, and Lewiston, Maine has produced seismic demographic shifts in these communities. In the 1940’s, Hamtramck was primarily Polish Catholic. Now, roughly a generation later, it is predominantly Muslim.
The problem isn’t about race, but rather ideology. For the triggered among us, I am not a xenophobe, just a realist. Islam demands jihad and jihad fosters sharia compliance. Frank Gaffney exposes the irony of embracing Islam in the name of “inclusivity;” in so doing, “progressives” are perhaps embracing the severest, most intolerant set of beliefs known to man, for Islam is a totalitarian ideology.
In the 2008 Holy Land Foundation lawsuit, the Muslim Brotherhood’s (MB) grand strategy of “civilization jihad” was revealed:
“The process of settlement is a ‘Civilization-Jihadist Process’ with all the word means. The Ikhwan (MB) must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and God’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.”
At some point, the madness must stop, livelihood is already greatly imperiled. Indeed, many have written of the risk. Jonah Goldberg’s, Suicide of the West and Douglas Murray’s, The Strange Death of Europe come to mind. I fear that we have already incurred irreconcilable damage.
As a husband and father, and probably like many of you, I struggle with daily responsibilities and fight my own knee-jerk reaction to the nature of things. All too often for me, the problems seem wholeheartedly beyond my ability to remedy. Frequently, I contemplate the enormity of the situations we face and wonder about the futility of attempting rectification. There is, after all, only so much time in the day. I wonder if it would be more productive for me to just focus on the things in my life that I have direct control over — like my marriage and raising my kids.
Just as fast as the fleeting thought comes to mind, it is answered and replaced by judgment that elicits sound reproof:
No! I must engage because for no other reason than the responsibilities of a husband and a father. One necessitates the other. The role of fatherhood, namely that of provider and protector, demands ardent patriotism.
In a speech known as Lincoln’s Lyceum address entitled “The Perpetuation of Our Political Institutions,” delivered by Abraham Lincoln in 1838, Lincoln denoted both the demands of citizenship and the enormous cost of complacency:
“Shall we expect some transatlantic military giant to step the ocean and crush us at a blow? Never! All the armies of Europe, Asia, and Africa combined, with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Bonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years. At what point then is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer. If it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us; it cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen we must live through all time or die by suicide.”
I contend that the time of which Lincoln spoke is now, for the enemy is among us.
We must pursue counterinsurgency for freedom’s sake.
James Mosher is a husband, father, veteran and patriot who appreciates the cost of freedom. He sees the storm clouds on the horizon and writes so that others may be prepared.
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