Monday, October 20, 2014

A Lame Duck’s Lethal Legacies

I don’t think any readers need a refresher lesson in the many ways President Barack Obama has strived to “transform” America, beginning with his first day in office in 2008. His latest action is the appointment of a Muslim of The University of Memphis’ Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) program. Graduate Fatima Noor has been appointed special assistant in the Office of the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security. Before It’s News on August 31st reported: 

She majored in psychology with minors in Spanish and international relations. She recently completed a month-long research fellowship in psychology hosted by Carnegie-Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh; her research will be ongoing for this program. Noor was a leader in many honor societies at the U of M. She has done volunteer work with World Relief Memphis and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition.

What a perfect choice to help accelerate the colonization of America with Muslims (do you really think she’s going to advocate increasing the immigration of Caucasian Danes, Britons, Frenchmen, Germans and so on into the U.S.?), and, because she “minored” in Spanish, advocate the further relaxation of the immigration rules for illegal aliens from south of the border.

The latest administration tactic has been a refusal to enact a travel ban from countries stricken with Ebola, which, in deliberate defiance of all rational medical advice (and in conscious violation of his oath of office to protect the U.S.), will increase the probability of the beginning of an epidemic of the disease in this country. Reuters reported on October 18th:

Obama made plain he is not currently planning to give in to demands from some lawmakers for a ban on travelers from the worst-hit countries.

"We can't just cut ourselves off from West Africa," Obama said in his weekly radio address. "Trying to seal off an entire region of the world - if that were even possible - could actually make the situation worse," he said.

The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed more than 4,500 people, most of them in the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.

How isolating Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea will make things worse, Obama would be at a loss to explain. Just as his choice for an “Ebola” czar, Ron Klain, would not be able to, either. The Washington Post reported on October 17th:

President Obama has asked Ron Klain, who served as chief of staff to both Vice President Biden and former vice president Al Gore, as his Ebola response coordinator, according to a White House official. "He will report directly to the president’s homeland security adviser, Lisa Monaco, and the president's national security adviser, Susan Rice, as he ensures that efforts to protect the American people by detecting, isolating and treating Ebola patients in this country are properly integrated but don’t distract from the aggressive commitment to stopping Ebola at the source in West Africa," a White House official wrote in an e-mail.

Klain, 53, is a longtime Democratic operative who served as Biden's chief of staff from 2009 to 2011 and as Gore's from 1995 to 1999. He helped oversee the Democratic side in the 2000 presidential election recount as its lead lawyer, a role that Kevin Spacey portrayed in the HBO film "Recount."

The Federalist reported on October 17th:

Earlier today, President Barack Obama announced that he would be appointing Ron Klain as an additional Ebola czar (he already had one before today). If Ron Klain sounds familiar to you, it’s because he has a long political pedigree. He has no medical, scientific, or federal agency administrative expertise, but he has a whole lot of political experience.

In January of 2011, Klain stepped down as chief of staff for Vice President Joe Biden. Before that, Ron Klain was a well-connected Washington lobbyist. According to Senate lobbying disclosure records, Klain’s clients included Fannie Mae, U.S. Airways, Time Warner, CIGNA, and Imclone.
Klain also worked as chief of staff for former Vice President Al Gore, Janet Reno, the Senate Democratic Leadership Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. But that’s not all! Ron Klain did debate prep for both Obama and former president Bill Clinton. And if that weren’t enough, Klain was also general counsel of Al Gore’s election recount committee in 2000.

No one should be surprised that a career Democratic wonk, with no medical background except perhaps to take Tylenol or a cold medicine, would be appointed the “Ebola response coordinator.” This is tantamount to appointing gaffe-happy Vice President Joe Biden to manage a linear accelerator program or as an assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice. Well, the latter might actually work out, given Eric Holder’s reign of lawlessness in that agency.

In the meantime, Jonathan Strong of Breitbart Big Government on October 19th, reported under the headline, “Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs”:

Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun.

Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.”

The request for proposals says the agency will need a minimum of four million cards per year. In the “surge,” scenario in 2016, the agency would need an additional five million cards – more than double the baseline annual amount for a total of 9 million.  “The guaranteed minimum for each ordering period is 4,000,000 cards. The estimated maximum for the entire contract is 34,000,000 cards,” the document says.

This is an “open borders” policy for not only illegal aliens, but for the Ebola virus. In response to a Rule of Reason reader’s confusion over why many white America and British females abruptly convert to Islam and express a wish to enlist in ISIS’s campaign of terror, rape, looting, and conquest, and how Leftists and so-called “feminists” are blind or indifferent to the ideological conflicts between Islam and the Left, I replied:

The king of anti-white culture is, of course, Obama. There is no other credible motive for or purpose to his vicious policy of open borders to Mexicans, South Americans, Somalians, Muslims of every ethic variety, but to dissolve “white” culture. That makes him the supreme racist. He has expressed indifference to the plight of the Yazidis, because they’re “sort of white,” and has said little or nothing about the ISIS policy of raping their women and killing their men. The Yazidis are, I’m certain, as bonkers about their religion as Muslims are about theirs. But they are truly a minority not really declaring jihad against all non-Yazidis. However, no one is brave enough to state in public that Obama is a racist, as much of one was Rev. Jeremiah Wright or Louis Farrakhan (or Al Sharpton, a frequent visitor to the White House, and Jesse Jackson).

The whole Progressive agenda, birthed by and in lockstep with that policy, is also anti-white, anti-European, anti-West. Aged former-leftists, like David Horowitz, were “red diaper babies.” They’re the neo-cons now, siding with “patriotic” religionists and other parties (including much of the Tea Party). Their younger brethren are still leftists, but I call them the “Pampers Babies,” raised by liberal and left-leaning parents from the 1950’s onward, and suitably brainwashed or at least lobotomized in their critical faculties in their college years by professors and academics who took their cues from the Frankfurt School and other, virulent, imported cultural philosophies. (Parenthetically, this importation of those bad ideas to America began a bit after the Civil War, when Americans returned from their education, especially what they picked up in Germany.)

So, they’re not going to look askance at the rape culture of Islam – that would be “cultural imperialism” or the like – but will natter on about the alleged campus “rape culture.” That’s what they’ve been taught. They’re virtually reason-proof. The verities of political correctness, as far as their stunted minds are concerned, are engraved in stone. And, of course, a “rape culture” can’t be pinned on anyone but males, especially white males. Blacks are largely exempt from the charge, even though blacks have committed the most horrific crimes against white males and females. Those crimes get little or no media coverage. To report on them risks the charge of “racism.”

The violation of their principles by Islam bothers them not a whit, because to criticize Islam on that point would also be seen as Western hubris and “elitism.”

Bad ideas – and especially bad ideas imparted by parents and schools – can work their insidious ways into the minds of the young. They’re mostly defenseless. Many of them grow up to be passive yeah-sayers to every and any altruist idea (aka Leftist), or become activists of one stripe or another. They’re like the Muslims who protest their innocence regarding the atrocities committed by their activist coreligionist jihadists; they don’t commit the crimes, but don’t object to their being committed either, their protestations that ISIS et al. have nothing to do with Islam to the contrary notwithstanding.

For example, celebrating Columbus Day is slowly being tossed into the memory hole of political correctness. In his Capitalism Magazine article of October 12th, “Let’s Take Back Columbus Day,” Thomas Bowden noted:

Nowadays, however, an embarrassed, guilty silence descends on the nation each Columbus Day. We’ve been taught that Columbus opened the way for rapacious European settlers to unleash a stream of horrors on a virgin continent: slavery, racism, warfare, epidemic, and the cruel oppression of Indians.
This modern view of Columbus represents an unjust attack upon both our country and the civilization that made it possible. Western civilization did not originate slavery, racism, warfare, or disease–but with America as its exemplar, that civilization created the antidotes. How? By means of a set of core ideas that set Western civilization apart from all others: reason and individualism.

Demonstrating how virulent by unnoticed accretion Progressive ideas can be as they poison America, Seattle Portland, OR, and Minneapolis have renamed Columbus Day “Indigenous People’s Day,” referring to North American Indians, who before Columbus discovered America or brought the continent to European attention, lived in a state of primitive barbarism and stagnation. A CNN report of October 13th reports:

Columbus Day often brings to mind the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. This Monday, some cities and states would rather you think of the Sioux, the Suquamish and the Chippewa. For the first time this year, Seattle and Minneapolis will recognize the second Monday in October as "Indigenous People's Day." The cities join a growing list of jurisdictions choosing to shift the holiday's focus from Christopher Columbus to the people he encountered in the New World and their modern-day descendants.

The Seattle City Council voted last week to reinvent the holiday to celebrate "the thriving cultures and values of Indigenous Peoples in our region." The Minneapolis City Council approved a similar measure in April "to reflect upon the ongoing struggles of Indigenous people on this land, and to celebrate the thriving culture and value that Dakota, Ojibwa and other indigenous nations add to our city."

The Romans likewise “discovered” the British Isles and brought civilization to it. The indigenous peoples there were the Iceni and a few dozen other Celtic tribes, who similarly lived in primitive barbarity.  I doubt a “Boadicea Day” is celebrated in Britain.  (Although the Iceni queen was once honored on British coinage, and there is a statue of her near the Houses of Parliament.)

So, as the Obama Administration winds down in terms of the calendar, one can be certain that he will stick his “transformation” agenda with more outrageous executive actions, bypassing Congress and in effect flipping off Americans and this country.

Muslims and illegals aren’t the only ones seeking to invest and conquer our country. Look to the man in the White House. If there is any justice, his legacy name should be "President Pathogen," the pathogens being both human and bacteriological. 

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