Monday, September 29, 2014

We're all 'Little Eichmanns' now (Part II)

A relatively recent concept has changed the world...for the worse. The term 'collateral damage' was never considered in wars of the past.  

The manner in which wars were won in the days of yore were simply a matter of the winning side inflicting such damage on the losing side that no other possibility existed other than surrender or annihilation.

In this manner of warfare, the winning side would impose on the losing side every action, thought and philosophy it deemed as the way of life to which all under the victorious regime would abide henceforth, with dissenters killed, imprisoned and otherwise dispatched as the realm saw fit.

Of course, back in 'the good ol' days,' there were no media to cover wars in action, and broadcast to the world the tactics and messiness in general of such conflicts.  Now, each and every civilian death is photographed, spread to each corner of the world and denounced by opponents as barbarian, murderous and heinous behavior.

'Collateral damage' came about only recently in human history.  It became the rule of combat that soldiers of one side could only target and kill soldiers of the other, leaving be the 'innocent civilians.'  If, heaven forbid, a civilian was killed in the course of combat, then a campaign was immediately undertaken to discredit the careless combat unit and its command throughout the world as evil.

Accordingly, with all civilized peoples careful to avoid at all costs (including victory) injuring civilians, the formerly weaker side in any conflict was empowered to use this abhorrence by civilized folk in inflicting collateral damage to its advantage: knowing that their adversaries would not target groupings of known civilian areas such as churches, schools, hospitals and the like, the historically weaker and more ruthless combatants would then entrench themselves and their weapons inside such areas and conduct their attacks with impunity.

Simply setting up rocket launchers, mortars, howitzers and weapons caches inside mosques, hospitals and schools along with a battery of photographers has now given much weaker combatants the upper hand in all warfare now: they know that civilized opponents will not knowingly lob artillery into a school, because if they do the ever present photographers will broadcast to the world the women, children and civilian casualties that the 'evil' warmongers did to the innocents in the population.

Works every time it is tried.  But these rules only apply to civilized combatants. Muslim based combat units such as Hamas, al Qaeda, and now ISIS have based their entire war strategy on this fact of war now, and launch their weapons from within as many civilian shield areas as possible, and they launch their weapons into largely civilian populations on the other side as possible.

Muslim combatants don't play by civilized rules.  That kind of nonsense is for losers, and they want no part of such foolishness. They correctly understand that there really are no such thing as innocent civilians: populations support and are complicit in all combat operations.  They feed, clothe and fund their soldiers.  They work in the factories that provide arms and support for their soldiers.  This is unarguably true for populations on both sides.  

The bad guys know this plain fact of life.  They see everyone that resists sharia law as a 'Little Eichmann.'  And they know that all of us 'Little Eichmanns' do not have the same view, much to the advantage of Muslim terrorists.

It's time that the West started to view Muslim populations as 'Little Eichmanns' and act accordingly.  Only until this happens, we will be forced to live the the atrocities we see Muslims commit in the name of Allah on the West and our philosophy.  

The violence will never end until we come to our senses.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

We're all 'Little Eichmanns' now

Islamic terrorists have declared war on the West and all we in our society stand for.  They call it jihad, but it's the same thing.  From the Muslim perspective, if you are a non-believer (in the teachings of the prophet Mohamed the term would be infidel), then you have two choices:

  • Convert from your infidel ways and follow the teachings of the prophet.
  • Die.
There is no middle ground as far as Muslims are concerned.  The Koran puts this in writing.  ALL MUSLIMS believe this.  They have to.  Or they themselves are condemned to die.  There are no 'radical Islamic' terrorists.  The term 'radical' suggests that those who are engaged in jihad have strayed from the mainstream Muslim beliefs.  They have not strayed.  These jihadis are following the exact words in the Koran.  From a Muslim's eyes, they are not terrorists, but warriors for Allah.  Big difference from the Muslim perspective.

This is the reason why we do not see mass repudiation of the jihadi methods by 'moderate Muslims.'  None of the rest of the timid Muslim world will raise their voice against the tactics of these bolder members of their sect, as that would paint a target on themselves for elimination in the name of Allah.  In essence, there is no such thing as a 'moderate Muslim.'  

For us in the West, who are typically Christian, we all have bulls' eyes painted on us by these jihadis.  We are targets for either conversion or death.  All of us.  And accordingly, random acts of terrorism such as mall bombings, Boston Marathon bombings, and rockets launched into population centers within Israel intended to kill as many civilians as possible are not considered 'terrorism' by those who commit them.

These acts are permitted, and even encouraged and celebrated, by followers of the prophet.  All of them.  

If we ever want to stop these jihadis from killing in the manner which they prefer: mass killing via bombs and rockets into civilian population centers, aircraft, buses, malls, etc., we must confront the truth as our enemies see it: we are all 'Little Eichmanns' in their eyes.

And we are indeed from the Muslim perspective.  The term is fairly decently described by Wikepedia:  '“Little Eichmanns” is a phrase used to describe persons participating in society who, while on an individual scale may seem relatively harmless even to themselves, taken collectively create destructive and immoral systems in which they are actually complicit.  This is comparable to how Adolf Eichmann, a Nazi bureaucrat, unfeelingly helped to orchestrate the Holocaust.'

The term was popularized by uber-leftist, faux-Indian professor Ward Churchill a few years ago, and he was widely derided by many on the right as outrageous in this claim.  Churchill, in the eyes of the Muslim, is dead spot on, however, in his assertion that our enemy views us all as a society complicit in rejecting the teachings of Mohamad, and accordingly our mass executions via jihad are entirely justified and proper.

This jihad has been going on since the Koran was written.  This Muslim sentiment against infidels is what led to the Crusades in the Middle Ages.  It is what caused our little tiff with the Barbary Pirates back in Thomas Jefferson’s day.  It is the stuff that keeps the Middle East in constant turmoil.

We have been in this war, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, for over 1,400 years now and counting.  This war will continue, assuming we continue to ignore it and assign the reasons for our mounting casualties to criminal activity or radicals and their madness.

It is not madness.  It is what 20% of the population of the earth believes should happen to us infidels, or ‘Little Eichmanns.’  It is what ISIS/ISIL/IS, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezzbolah, al Fatah, Boco Haram, and back to the Barbary Pirates and Suleiman the Great all believe, and who all structure their assaults on the infidels accordingly.  All of these Muslim groups above, to a man, woman and child, believe the same thing, and there is not a nickel’s difference among any of them.  This, in their belief system, is what Allah wants and DEMANDS that they do.

But if we want this to end, what should we do?  I have a real simple answer for that, stay tuned….

Friday, September 19, 2014

Obama doesn't listen to anybody

We are hearing a drumbeat of support for 'boots on the ground' to eradicate the ISIS scourge from the most experienced military minds in the country.  To a man, general after general after general tells us that air strikes and advice without back up from combat troops from the US will accomplish absolutely nothing in combating these animals.  No effect whatsoever.

Obama, just like always, rejects this advice and is going his own way.

He was also forwarned three years ago that we had to leave a residual force in Iraq to maintain the gains the US had won through our military presence over the prior 8 years of combat or so.

Nope, he blew that advice off as well.

And now we see what we get with this guy in charge of military decisions.  Chaos in the world.

Even a liberal pinko commie can see the results of this guy's pacifism in the face of global evil.

Well, maybe not.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You don't hire a sumo wrestler to run a Weight Watchers clinic...

...and you don't choose that same sumo wrestler to jockey your Kentucky Derby thoroughbred horse.

Some things in life should be obvious:
  • bald, fat, old guys don't make good television news anchors
  • ugly, fat, old unpopular girls don't win beauty pageants
  • short, stubby overweight accountants shouldn't start at center for the Boston Celtics
  • slow, chubby, short, old advertising executives should not be selected to carry the ball for the Chicago Bears
  • stupid, slow high school dropouts should not head up NASA space exploration programs, or other rocket science related endeavors
And something that should be patently obvious to every red blooded American is you simply don't elect a dyed-in-the-wool, card carrying, liberal, weasly mealy mouthed pacifist to be our Commander in Chief of the U.S. Armed Forces.

And yet we did.  And we all see what happens when we do: look at how this guy, Barry Obama, has been all over the map regarding the rising Islamic terror threat that demands some sort of response.

Barack Obama is simply not the guy to deal with any serious threat to American interests.  Nor is any other liberal pacifist Democrat. They just don't know how to properly wield the considerable military power of the U.S.  And there IS most definitely a proper way to use it, and an improper way to abuse it.  

If we have by now learned our lesson, then we will never elect another liberal Democrat to the presidency.  If we do, we see what we get.  

Dithering, fumbling, stumbling foolishness. Democrat presidents make us look bad to the rest of the world.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dumb ol' Dubya saw this ISIS threat SEVEN YEARS AGO!!!

Yes, that stupid, Texas hick.  The guy that couldn't pronounce 'nuclear' right ('noo-que-ler').  That idiot cowboy.  That guy.  He saw ALL OF THIS happening seven years ago.

George W. Bush in 2007, in responding to cries of a war weary liberal left to abandon Iraq and leave their future up to the four winds, warned us all of what would happen.

He said Iraq would fall into chaos, with the vacuum of our absence being filled by terrorists, who would murder and maim their way into power.  He warned that if we left back then, we would have to return and fight an enemy that was much more powerful later than it was back then.

But that brilliant, genius Messianic Obama took the exact opposite view and ran his presidential campaign based on that totally erroneous and wrong headed position.  He was bound and determined to abandon Iraq totally, and wipe clean the memory of the U.S. ever having been there in the first place.  Not a single boot left on the ground.  And he made it happen: the last boot on the Iraqi soil was lifted in 2011.

And now the place is lousy with blood thirsty terrorists, drunk with power and victory, and threatening each and every one of the neighboring countries in the Middle East.  The region has never been less stable.  It is a complete wreck.  A mess.

Obama's position 7 years ago has been totally repudiated.  Totally discredited.  It was absolutely wrong, and this is not even arguable.  There is no debate.  Obama blew it badly.  Horribly.

George W. Bush's position has been validated completely.  He was 100% right, and that is not even arguable.  There is no debate.  What is happening right now in Iraq and Syria is just what Dubya said would happen if we did what we ended up doing after a liberal community organizer assumed occupancy of the Oval Office.

Obama, in response to the ISIS threat in the Middle East, is now preparing to commit U.S. blood and treasure to combat an enemy that we HAD DEFEATED 7 years ago, and they would not have been anywhere near this current threat had the U.S. left a stabilizing U.S. presence in the region, just like we did in Japan and Germany after WWII, and Korea after 1952.

That dumb, stupid hick from Texas was 100% right, and that brilliant, genius Messiah we elected in 2008 was 100% wrong.  Now, after all is said and done 7 years later, I don't think there is any doubt as to who the genius was, and who the moron was.

I think the proof is in the pudding.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The fallacy of recyling, or 'Don't feed the hippies'

Each Friday morning, I look out my front window and watch a very large, new, beautifully equipped recycling truck stop at my neighbor's driveway and pick up the dutifully sorted recycled materials in color coded bins: blue for aluminum, red for glass and green for paper.

And I shake my head.  The cost in doing this foolishness is just huge, if you do the relatively simple math.  Recycling in any community is nothing more than a camouflaged jobs program, costing the local community way more money than it claims is made by recycling.  These trucks are expensive, and the guys that man them are even more expensive.  Many times there are TWO guys on these trucks, but one guy can also get it done.  

I did the simple math.  Without getting into the weeds, I put together a spreadsheet to determine the costs of operating a fully equipped recycling truck and operating it over a typical month.  The cost to each community for each truck per day is approximately $719.82, considering the cost of the truck to buy, depreciate over 10 years, pay a union crew with retirement benefits, and administrate and garage, not to mention fuel up, plus other costs I have not even put into consideration.

To break even, an average recycle truck would have to pick up at each and every household a total of 256 aluminum cans, considering each can at market value of aluminum per pound is not quite a dollar per pound (97 cents per pound as of today),  or about 1/2 a penny per can, slightly more.  Each can weighs 2.7 grams, and a pound of cans would require around 166 cans. ( I would insert my Excel spreadsheet here for your verification of my numbers, but I don't know how. )

Simply stated, there is absolutely no way that each household puts out 256 aluminum cans per week for recycling.  Not even close. These trucks are roaring around everyone's neighborhood, spewing diesel exhaust into the environment, and in the end, they are losing money and wasting everyone's time and effort.  

Again, without getting into the weeds on the numbers, these nicely equipped and staffed recycling trucks are losing big money each month in their endeavors.  "But Fredd, but Fredd, they are also picking up glass and paper, you have to include that money made from recycling into your spreadsheet to be fair!!"

Be satisfied that I don't include those hippie-feeding activities. Recycling costs of glass and paper are not even solid technologies that can't even come marginally close to the costs of simply using available and cheap raw materials to manufacturer new glass and paper, rather than go through the expensive process of collecting, processing, cleaning and distributing recycled materials.  The math here only goes south on a cost basis, and will only subvert your liberal argument.   

At least the recycling of aluminum, unlike glass and paper, is close to an achievable and viable technology, but not quite.  I did not include in my spreadsheet above the costs involved in storing these cans, which are partially full of Coke, Red Bull, honey bees, wasps, flies, maggots, vomit (also known as backwash), and other impurities that I am way too modest to list.  Then the costs to clean all of the above and distill these cans into a marketable form are not calculated, either.

The whole point is that this recycling business is based purely on emotion and not on economics.  You feel good that you are helping the planet by ensuring that your cans, paper and glass are not going into land fills and befouling Mother Earth (Gaia).  

Truth be told, none of this stuff is toxic, and all came from the earth originally and when properly buried, will return to the earth from whence it came.  All we are doing in our recycling efforts are creating jobs for liberals.  You may notice that I mentioned that I watched each Friday as that recycling truck stopped at my neighbor's driveway, and not mine. I don't participate in this foolishness in any way, shape or form, at least not voluntarily.

My philosophy is solid: I say 'don't feed the hippies.'

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What has Ferguson taught us all?

This conversation never ends.

It is always the same soap opera, which goes something like this: poor man and poor woman have children.  Poor man leaves for greener pastures, which are never greener.  Poor woman is left with the children, and is resentful of her lot in life.  Her children are neglected, and have no male role models, other than the thugs living in their neighborhood who live off of terrorizing the community.

The poor children of the poor single woman grow up, hating authority and feeling like their community owes them stuff.  They take what they want, regardless of the opposition to their uncontrolled lusts for things they have not worked for.

After a time, people of means grow tired of the violence in their community and leave.  Many of the people of means are white, while the people of little or no means have few options in life and stay in crime riddled neighborhoods, trapped by the cycle of poverty.

The poor black people living in crime ridden neighborhoods blame the white populations for abandoning them to these urban hell holes.  The white refugees seek safer communities for themselves and their children and are subsequently hated by those left behind.  'White Flight' occurs as a result of this never ending cycle.

And it will continue.  People want to live their lives in peace, and will do whatever they can to avoid hell holes like Ferguson, where the Zeit Geist dictates that it is OK for the public to ransack the town because an undisciplined black teenager was confronted and killed by police.

Ferguson will in time become another Detroit.  Filled with despair, hopelessness and violence.  The lesson we learned from Ferguson?  Avoid Ferguson.