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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Obama Using Federal Money to Fund Anti-Trump Groups

From the Daily Caller:
The Obama administration is supporting several non-profit groups — with federal funding through a major White House initiative — that are part of an organized effort aimed at converting green-card holders into U.S. citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump, a Daily Caller investigation reveals. 
Through an initiative called Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative, which the White House formed in April 2014, the administration has partnered with the National Partnership for New Americans (NPNA), an immigration rights umbrella organization that has denounced Trump’s “hateful rhetoric.” 
In a recent post to its Facebook page, NPNA asserted that green-card holders “have the potential to change America’s electorate” by gaining citizenship. The group and its executive director is also affiliated with one of the leftist groups that helped shut down a Trump rally in Chicago earlier this month.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is it possible that "we" ignored what the left was doing for so many decades?

I remember the hard turned to the right the Reagan administration brought, but always questioned whether that was the solution, forcing the hand without an accompanying influence in academics, and the media. The posture: I demand because I pay may be very effective in the short run, but may also bring long-term resentment. I believe that is when polarization begun. Of course the 2000 election battle sealed the polarization and the hatred.

The same lack of foresight is what sealed the Israel/Arab situation. If the creation of the State of Israel would have included a comprehensive way of educating and subtly but steadily reforming the Islamic/Arab thought. But here again we failed to anticipate the long-term results, even though Israel was attacked the next day after its creation.

Another lack of foresight was our support of Afghani fighters against the Soviet occupation, without thinking farther ahead as to what could result in the future, having armed to the teeth some of the more fearless warriors on earth.

Politicians concerned only with immediate results, probably frequently ignore the voices of the analysts telling them what they do not want to hear ... And we, the people, were concerned with our own personal lives and dramas, unaware of reality, probably ignoring those voices of reason trying to wake us up.

Were there voices of reason in the 80's and 90's? I do not know because I was totally disconnected at the time.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 6:50:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

I think your point about dealing with Academia is a good one. Conservatives either need to infiltrate Academia the way Lefties did, or we need to start our own alternative institutions, like HIllsdale College.

I'm don't think we have any control over the Islamic world. They are human beings with their own free will and their own belief system.

As an individual human being, I only really have control over my own voluntary actions. I do not have much control over involuntary actions, illness, or even much control over the kinds of dreams I have. It is true that, put garbage in, you get garbage out, but I can say that, for myself, it takes only a little stimulation from the outside world, and my mind is producing all kinds of nutty ideas. I then get to choose whether to act on them.

Now this may seem an odd response to your comment. But here's where I'm going with it.

If I have that little control over my own self, then I must not be able to control another human being, much less entire nations filled with human beings who have their own free wills, their own beliefs and customs, and their own laws and militaries.

The ONLY CONTROL we can have over large masses of people is through suggestion, economic coercion or violence.

We've tried all of those in different. I think we have made good faith efforts.

It's a Gordian Knot, IMO.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 7:30:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are probably right, but then we have to accept that Islam will never be reformed, and the only solution is war to the end. Do you think our global, emasculated civilization will have the courage to come up with Charles Martels, or Jan Sobieskis? Few people have faith in God, probably the Pope included, and couch potatoes will never understand what is happening around them.

Change is possible, but not easy to achieve.The Reformation took centuries, and the colonization of new lands to transform Christianity.

We've put conditionality in our foreign aid to promote many causes, why not demand that Saudi Arabia allow other religions, as well as the protection of those minorities. Why didn't we demand the protection of minorities in all Middle Eastern countries before providing funds to rebuild or build new mosques. There are many ways to reach a goal. The problem is the US never thought we were overlooking a potential threat. Who would have thought in 1980 that we would see priest crucified, a line of Christians being beheaded, or a man burned alive in a cage.

It is certainly not my job or yours to look into the future and identify potential threats to our survival (like climate change, for instance. lol) But I'm sure there are well paid analysts in the CIA and other government entities. But if the higher ups do not have the vision to point them in the right direction ... what can you and I do?

We elect politicians unable to become statesmen once in power. And in turn, they choose politicians to serve them, and decade after decade we are becoming more and more the infamous Idiocracy.

As you can see I'm not in very high spirits today.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Neither am I.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:16:00 am  

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