Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hi, I'm back!

...And of course, found my computer packed with backlogged email. *Sigh* I've spent the last couple weeks just digging out from under it, even as more came in. Anyway, I'm also circulating a petition -- www.thepetitionsite.com/1/saving-arizonas-state-budget -- which I hope you'll go and at least have a look at. I'm trying to send it around to all my buddies on Facebook, too, but that's turning into a bit of a laborious mess. *Sigh* My attempts to work Facebook inspired at least one verse of a new song (to the tune of "I Wish I Was An Oscar-Meyer Weiner", if ya please):

"I'm a toddler on the Information Highway,
And I do not know computer stuff at all.
While other people zip around the Internet,
The best that I can manage is a crawl.
I know nothing of programming;
I don't even know the terms.
I can do a thing for viruses,
For spyware or for worms.
I'm a toddler on the Information Hi-igh-way,
And I need a live-in Wizard really bad!"

Monday, March 1, 2010

Before I take off tomorrow, I'll leave you with a nice controversial piece to keep you all warm while I'm gone. I got my info for this just by web-searching the Internet under "Islam" and "Fascism", and you can do the same. Enjoy!

--Leslie <;)))><

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WAR, PERSPECTIVE, AND NAZIS IN ROBES by Leslie Fish


The media are wailing because America has lost 4500 soldiers in Iraq, after six years of war. Now I can readily sympathize with the grieving families of these lost soldiers, but even in the midst of tragedy we must keep a sense of perspective.
4500 deaths in six years of war comes to 750 per year.

This really is an amazingly small number for any war.

Compare that to, say, World War Two, which lasted from December, 1941 to August, 1945: less than four years, during which America lost 446,000 soldiers. That averages 111,000 per year, at a time when our population was 131,000,000 – less than half of what it is now.

Apologists will claim there’s no comparison, that back then America was fighting for its very existence against an alliance of Fascist regimes that meant to destroy us and every other democratic country on Earth.

Well, today we’re making war against an alliance of Fascist regimes that intend to destroy us and every other democratic country on Earth. Islamic Fascism differs from Nazi Fascism only in that it uses religion as its excuse instead of race.

There are many definitions of Fascism, but all of them involve:

1) A sense of national, racial or religious superiority and therefore a right to dominate others without legal or moral restraint,
2) A sense of self-righteous victimhood, justifying any action without legal or moral limits,
3) Fierce regimentation of all society,
4) Fear and hatred of democracy itself, and
5) Love of war.

Now don’t those characteristics fit?

And then there's the direct Muslim involvement with Fascism. All modern Arab terrorist organizations were spawned by the original Muslim Brotherhood, which was founded in 1928 by an Egyptian Sunni Fundamentalist named Hassan al-Banna. He was a great admirer of Hitler, and helped form the Young Egypt Party in 1933 with the specific aim of supporting Hitler in war. Agents of the Nazi German government made good use of the Muslim Brotherhood, hoping to use it to stir up the Arabs to Jihad against the British.

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – the Muslim equivalent of Pope – Haj Amin al-Husseini organized massacres of Jews in Hebron as early as 1929. During World War Two he went to Nazi-occupied Europe and persuaded Hitler not to deport Jews to Palestine, as Hitler had been planning to do in hopes that the Jews would then make trouble for the British, but rather to exterminate all the Jews instead. In exchange, al-Husseini recruited 20,000 Muslim volunteers for the SS, who happily slaughtered civilians in Croatia, Hungary and North Africa. Modern Islamofascists claim that the Holocaust never happened, perhaps because they know of their movement’s involvement in it.

So who are the real victims?

The Islamofascists claim to have been ‘victimized’ by the western countries because the Western nations ‘stole’ their oil, and ‘support’ Israel. Neither of these claims stands up to the facts.

* First, nobody ‘stole’ Arab oil; the oil companies, whatever their other sins, leased oil-deposit lands from various Arab sheiks and shahs and emirs for very good royalties, which is why those Arab aristocrats have become so notoriously rich. If those rich leaders didn’t then share the wealth with all their subjects, whose fault is that?

* Second, the only ‘support’ Western countries have given Israel is to warn the Arab nations that they cannot conquer the country and kill all the Jews the way they want to. In fact, Western countries have sold far more weapons to Arab countries than they ever have to Israel. The Western countries have also repeatedly pressured Israel to give concessions, and even large tracts of its land, to the ‘Palestinians’ – who then happily made more attacks on Israel.

The Islamofascists are, in fact, the victimizers of much of the world rather than anyone’s victims.

Other apologists point out that most Moslems aren’t like that, but simply want to live in peace. Yes – but most Germans during the 1930s and 1940s weren’t members of the Nazi Party either, and would have been just as happy to live in peace. The minority, the fanatics who want war and world conquest, are in positions of power where they can command and muzzle the majority.

There are sites all over the Internet where you can see Islamofascist speakers exhorting children as young as five to become Holy Martyrs: to kill all the Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, and even Moslems who aren’t as devoted to Holy War as themselves – and rule what remains of the world in the name of Allah. Simply change the words “Allah” to “Reich” and “True Faith” to “Master Race”, and the rhetoric could have come straight from Nazi Germany. There’s evidence that some of it did.

And this rhetoric is not empty.

Note the number of countries where Islamofascist agents have tried, with every tactic from spurious lawsuits to bombs, to bully the governments into establishing Sharia – Islamic religious law – as equal or superior to civil law. And never mind the thousands of terrorist attacks all over the world, from London to Malaysia.

We must understand that Islamofascism is real; Islamofascists really do exist, and really do intend to conquer the world. We really do have to fight them, and we must defeat them as totally as we did the Nazis, or they really will destroy us. We cannot have, as a certain notorious politician once claimed, “peace in our time”.

The survival of America, and every other democratic country on Earth, is well worth 750 lives per year.