Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gun Control In America And The Late Andrew Breitbart's Paranoid Followers Ready For Armed Insurrection And Tony Perkins Outraged By Use of Yoga In US Military Training And More...

Interesting and disturbing that the right wing website World Net Daily still runs an ad suggesting Obama is a secret Muslim. But then again it is just an attack site

* World Net Daily still pumping out conspiracy theories about President Obama as being a secret Muslim or not being an American citizen Birther (the Manchurian Candidate from Kenya) nonsense or a judge fudged Obama pass port .

* Andrew Breitbar is deceased but his over the top rhetoric about liberals and Obama live on in his paranoid followers who fail to use their minds to question what they are told.

*Breitbart once promulgated the notion that when push comes to shove like minded people would be willing to take part in an armed insurrection.

*Michael Savage and other extremist question whether Breitbart was assassinated by Obama or some liberal group like the Occupy Movement

*Isreal's Occupy Israeli Occupation set up tent city in Occupied zone.

*Israelis who sympathize with Palestinians are using their votes on behalf of individual Palestinians who are not permitted to vote in Israeli elections though their territory is occupied and run by the extreme right wing Israeli government, the IDF and the extremists anti-Palestinian Settlers' Movement

World Net Daily is far from being an example of objective or fair or thoughtful journalism it is the National Inquirer for the political right . Here's a couple of examples:

Did CIA pick sanitize Obama's passport records?
Employee breached files when eligibility issue during 2008 campaign, Jerome Corsi at WND, Jan 8, 2012

NEW YORK – John Brennan, the Obama counter-terrorism adviser nominated this week to head the CIA, played a controversial role in what many suspect was an effort to sanitize Obama’s passport records.

On March 21, 2008, amid Obama’s first presidential campaign, two unnamed contract employees for the State Department were fired and a third was disciplined for breaching the passport file of Democratic presidential candidate and then-Sen. Barack Obama.

Breaking the story, the Washington Times on March 20, 2008, noted that all three had used their authorized computer network access to look up and read Obama’s records within the State Department consular affairs section that “possesses and stores passport information.”

 Here are the choices for doing a not-so-scientific poll at WND the choices are loaded and pre-suppose certain facts about the candidate and about the Obama administration as being appeasers and sell outs like Britain 's PM Neville Chamberlain just before WWII who made a non-binding agreement with Hitler.

But to a lot of liberals and Progressives this writer included Obama is just as Hawkish and as belligerent and pig headed as George W. Bush. when it comes to National Security and National Defense and the phony Global War On Terror.
Is he  Chuck Hagel  the right man for the job or is he going undermine US strength and resolve in a world in which there are more enemies than friends.
The poll is utterly skewed to an anti-Obama anti-liberal bias and taps into those ever aluring conspiracy theories.
WND POLL Surrendering U.S. nukes , Jan. 11,2013

 Sound off on defense secretary nominee Chuck Hagel saying U.S. should give up nukes before rogue nations do

    Hagel is demonstrating the kind of moral leadership that America needs
    That's an old comment by Hagel that's been taken out of context
    Finally, a comprehensive strategy for bringing the defense department into the 21st century
    Hagel is right. There's no reason for America to have nuclear missiles
    If gun control is good for U.S. citizens, it's good for the military too
    We should keep our nukes but stop telling other nations they shouldn't have them
    I can't believe I'm hearing this. Is this a joke?
    It sounds like Hagel plans on being the 'secretary of surrender'
    It's painful to remember that just 25 years ago, Ronald 'Peace Through Strength' Reagan was president
    Hagel is Obama's useful idiot. Obama's strategy is clearly to have a GOP secretary of defense be the one to tear down the U.S. military
    I thought the secretary of defense is somebody who's suppose to defend and protect the country
    As defense secretary, Hagel will defend the country like Obama defends the Constitution
As some conservatives are upset when one of their own criticizes the GOP so The Democrat's or progressives corollary are those who are pro-Obama who believe Obama should be trusted and supported unconditionally and so deem it treason to dare question the policies of the Obama administration no matter how egregious from Drone attacks, to torture , to imprisoning Whistle Blowers ie Bradley Manning or bailing out the rich and powerful and starting new wars in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan and still demonizing Iran for President Ahmadinejad's over the top rhetoric and bravado meanwhile Obama refuses to meet Ahmadinejad face to face or to go to Iran.

As for gun control and possibly Confiscating auto-matic and semi-automatic weapons from U.S. citizens the late conservative provocateur Andrew Breitbart provides another possible reason for doing so as Breitbart boldly proclaims that if things get worse in America he knows that he and his fellow like-minded conservatives and members of the Tea Party movement have more guns at the ready than do the liberals and that his like minded patriots are ready and willing to take part in an armed insurrection which they the conservatives he believes will win.

So imposing stricter gun controls outlawing certain types of guns and rifles such as assault weapons including automatic-and semi-automatic weapons and high capacity magazines/clips and possibly following this up with confiscating those weapons to help decrease the numbers of murders and mass murders in the USA we can add that another reason is that there are some American citizens who are armed and ready to fight . The issue becomes that such individuals and groups may take up arms only because they have become convinced and take seriously the over the top rhetoric and wild conspiracy theories promulgated by Hate Talk radio and Fox News ala Glenn Beck, Michael Savage ,Rush Limbaugh , Ann Coulter , Sean Hannity, Michelle Malkin, Laura Ingraham and the whole gamut of right wing political and religious extremists and fanatics.

Andrew Breitbart in fact says in public what we suspect or is sometimes reported that the ultraconservatives and the Tea Party Movement have said or suggested in private that they are willing to take up arms if need be to fight liberals .

Breitbart boldly threatens liberals by saying he and his conservative comrades have the guns while the liberals do not and if push comes to shove the conservatives are not going to hesitate to use their fire-arms to fight Big Government and the Liberal rulers.

Breitbart - We Have Guns, We Outnumber Liberals
Uploaded on 19 Sep 2011

Right-Winger Andrew Breitbart fantasized about a hypothetical Civil War with the left saying the following to a group of Tea Party members - "We outnumber them in this country, and we have the guns". Veteran Wes Clark Jr. and political comedian Jimmy Dore discuss.

And let's take a side trip into the Conspiracy filled world of the extreme right in the USA and their response to the death of one of their own .

When UltraConservative provocateur Andrew Beitbart died last year at a young age of natural causes Michael Savage , Limbugh, Alex Jones et al started developing their conspiracy theories about Breitbart possibly being murdered by assassinated by the Obama administration or by the Occupy Movement or some other liberal group.

Brietbart had made ominous threats that he had undisclosed film footage which would reveal Obama's hidden agenda to transform America into a collectivist and /or socialist state and combined with his suggestion of conservative and real patriotic American citizens taking up arms against the government may have been seen as crossing the line and therefore he had to be silenced.

Michael Savage asks whether or not Brietbart was murdered by liberals and leftists or even under Obama's order .

Michael Savage on the Passing of Andrew Breitbart - (Radio Commentary Aired on March 1, 2012) Mar 01,2012


and further down the rabbit hole at World Net Daily Hate-Talk Radio star Michael Savage says it is time for an American Nationalists Party to counteract the Democrats and GOP who are both harmful for America.

Savage also makes the argument that the word 'Nationalist' should be saved from its connection with the NAZI Part which was named Nationalist Socialist Party . He thinks it can be reclaimed and yet he and his like minded conservatives such as Glenn Beck see the word 'socialism' as a pejorative name because of its connection to the NAZIS and Stalin etc.

While progressives and others on the left have also argued that Hitler the NAZIS and Stalin etc. hijacked the term "socialism" as part of their propaganda war to make themselves sound less radical and racist and bigoted as they were.

So those on the right can make such a distinction when it suits them but those to the left they believe cannot.

WND EXCLUSIVE: Michael Savage: Time for a 'nationalist' party
Says a 'King David' needed to unite voters against Dems, GOP Jan. 06,2013

Michael Savage, one of the nation’s most prominent voices in talk radio, said today America is “absolutely” ripe for a third party, in part, because the two largest parties in the U.S. have pulled a “charade” on the American people.

“There is no Republican Party,” Savage told fellow talk show host Aaron Klein. “It’s an appendage of the Democrat machine, as we’ve all just seen. It’s two-card Monte, as we well know. It’s a game being played against the American people. You’ve got the drunk Boehner on the one side, and the quasi-pseudo-crypto Marxist on the other, who is really just enjoying the ride in Hawaii right now, representing his factions.”

Instead, “We need a nationalist party in the United States of America,” said Savage on WABC’s “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” suggesting a party focused on “borders, language and culture.”

He continued: “You have the rudiments of a new party in this country called a tea party. They need to restructure their party. They need a charismatic leader, which they don’t have. When you say, ‘Tea party,’ no one knows who the leader is, because there is no leader. No man has stepped forward who can lead that party – no one who is an articulate speaker, a charismatic mover of people.

“The tea party is the rudiment of the new nationalist party,” Savage explained. “Somebody has to bring them all together, unite them like King David did the ancient tribes of Israel. And there is no King David out there. Who’s the King David? Tell me who is going to do it?

...Savage also pointed out the term “nationalism” needs to be redefined, as it’s too often associated with Hitler and the National Socialist Party, the Nazis, of 1930s Germany.

This association, however, Savage claims is simply the design of the “internationalists” in the ranks of the left and leftist media who desire to “dissolve the sovereignty of nations.

'Wayne Besen makes mincemeat out of religious right figure during interview' via Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters, Jan. 11, 2013

Wayne Besen makes mincemeat out of the Family Research Council's Peter Sprigg

 Pro-Gun activists make false equivalences suggesting 'hammers' and 'clubs' are as dangerous to the the American citizenry as fire arms . But surely they must concede much more harm can be done and more people murdered when a determined killer uses an automatic or semi-automatic weapon with a high capacity magazine or clip. Bu don't expect common sense from these pro-gun fanatics. They ignore the facts about murders and mass murders in the USA and comparing these stats in a meaningful way with other nations.

Right Wing Gun Nuts Manipulate Data, Falsely Claim Hammers and Clubs More Deadly Too bad the meme has been totally debunked by Sarah Seltzer,Jan. 04,2013
In the wake of the horrific Newtown tragedy, pro-gun madness continues to multiply. The latest bit of manipulated data making the rounds among gun nuts arises from an extremely dubious claim on what other site but
Awr Hawkins looks at murder rates across the country and declares he's found the new weapon gun control advocates should try to ban: hammers. "For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle." How strange, you might think. Can this be true?
Well, as "The Slog" notes in a neat little piece of debunking, that's because our friendly right-wing conspiracy lover is talking about rifles, and only rifles. Not handguns, shotguns or other kinds of weapons. "But of course, being a Breitbert writer, Hawkins blithely ignores the other 8,260 firearm-related homicides in 2011 attributed to shotguns, handguns, and other unidentified guns."
FBI: More People Killed with Hammers, Clubs Each Year than Rifles Jan. 3, 2013
According to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of murders committed annually with hammers and clubs far outnumbers the number of murders committed with a rifle. This is an interesting fact, particularly amid the Democrats' feverish push to ban many different rifles, ostensibly to keep us safe of course. However, it appears the zeal of Sens. like Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) is misdirected. For in looking at the FBI numbers from 2005 to 2011, the number of murders by hammers and clubs consistently exceeds the number of murders committed with a rifle.
Think about it: In 2005, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 445, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 605.
In 2006, the number of murders committed with a rifle was 438, while the number of murders committed with hammers and clubs was 618. And so the list goes, with the actual numbers changing somewhat from year to year, yet the fact that more people are killed with blunt objects each year remains constant.
The Occupy Movement in Israel calls one of its projects "Occupy Israeli Occupation' which has set up a Tent in occupied territory to challenge the Israeli and American authorities. To the US government and the Israeli government any criticism or protest over Israeli issues such as the illegal occupation are seen as attacks on Israel's security and on Israel's major ally the USA . 

 After all what can we expect form two nations both of whom ignore the United Nations rulings and International Law when it does not support their actions no matter how criminal or immoral. America and Israel believe that they have the right use any and all means necessary to defend their security .

 So they drop cluster bombs and incendiary weapons such as phosphorus bombs on civilian populations as they see fit. Substantive criticism of either country over such issues is often muted, minimized, characterized as extremist in the Mainstream Media in the USA and Israel. Though many Israeli dissidents claim they have more freedom of speech in Israel than they would have in the USA or the West in general including Canada and Great Britain and most NATO members.

 Occupy the Israeli Occupation: Palestinians Erect Tent City in Contentious Area, by Alex Kane, Jan 11, 2013
A tent city has been erected by a group of Palestinians in the contentious area known as the E1 corridor. Palestinian activists are occupying the Israeli occupation. A tent city has been erected by a group of Palestinians in the contentious area known as the E1 corridor, a piece of land the Israeli government has long planned to build settlements on to link Jerusalem with the illegal colony of Ma’ale Adumim.
An Electoral Rebellion: Israelis Are Giving Their Votes to Palestinians By David Harris-Gershon, Jan 06,2013
With Israel’s election only weeks away, a rather remarkable online initiative has begun: Israelis are offering to give their votes to Palestinians occupied by Israel in the West Bank. The idea behind this initiative is simple: Palestinians subjected to a military system of justice in the Occupied Territories, and wholly under Israel’s control, have no democratic say in the process that binds them. And so Israelis, to protest the occupation and this undemocratic dynamic, are offering to give their vote to a Palestinian and cast a ballot as their matched counterpart in the West Bank desires.
         The Facebook site housing this initiative, Real Democracy, already has countless offers from       
         Israelis willing to give up their votes as well as matches with Palestinians, such as the   following:

While there should be outrage and calls for substantive action when hundreds of thousands of American women are sexually assaulted each year and thousands of Female American soldiers are sexually assaulted and the US has the highest death toll from guns and while the US economy has still not recovered and the US is involved in various bloody conflicts around the globe in its attempt to expand American hegemony and to extend the borders of the American Empire while bombs are rained down on anyone not acquiescing to America 's agenda and goals the most disturbing news to the Evangelical Christian Right in America which they have found to freak out about is their uncovering of another liberal conspiracy in which Yoga is being introduced to American soldiers .

Extremist Tony Perkins who is head of the Family Research Council sees the introduction of YOGA as just another form of liberal indoctrination to undermine traditional Christian values and to somehow weaken the US military . If Yoga was being introduced as a religious practice Perkins might have a case but from what we understand is that Yoga techniques for relaxation are being experimented with to see if this might help soldiers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or help to reduce the numbers of soldiers suffering from similar disorders . But the ostensible reason for Yoga meditation may not even register with conservatives who tend to reject modern psychology or science .Many conservatives believe that PTSD is one of those made up liberal or secular mental disorders to allow cowardly soldiers to get out of further combat and to get a pension for life as a physically or mentally disabled veteran. But these same Christian Right leaders are all gungho about proselytizing their brand of Christianity to soldiers even proselytizing is not permitted in the US military.

Also see Mikey Weinstein at Military Religious Freedom Foundation  

Christian Fundamentalist Freak Out Over Yoga in the Military by Laura Gottesdiener at,January 9, 2013
Yoga could put a small dent in the extreme stress on soldiers, meanwhile there's aggressive proselytizing at key military institutions.
...Tony Perkins, the head of the Family Research Council, a right-wing Christian think tank that has been classified as a hate group, has flipped out over a “wacky” new initiative being tested in U.S. military training programs. No, it’s not the end of “don’t ask, don’t tell” — it’s yoga and meditation classes.
A new Mind Fitness Training program being tested in the U.S. military has integrated yoga, breathing classes and meditation alongside other more traditional training regimes to keep soldiers calm and mentally fit and to reduce depression and use of alcohol and drugs.
To Perkins, however, this new initiative is a stand-in for one’s personal relationship with God. When he heard about the goals of the program — that yoga promotes relaxation, mental calm, productivity and restraint from substances— he exploded: “What a coincidence–so does faith! Unfortunately, the military seems intent on driving religion out and replacing it with wacky substitutes,” he said on his morning radio program. “They’ve added atheist chaplains, Wiccan worship centers, and now, meditation classes. But none of them are as effective or as constructive as a personal relationship with God. Unfortunately, though, it’s mind over what matters–and that’s faith.”
Perhaps one shouldn’t tell Perkins this, but faith hasn’t really been keeping up its end of the bargain lately — at least as far as the mental health of service members goes. The suicide rate of active service members has skyrocketed in the last few years. In 2012, the U.S. military averaged one suicide every single day, with service members were — shockingly — more likely to commit suicide than be killed on the battlefield.
Meanwhile, there is already a disturbing pattern of aggressive Christian proselytizing and accusations of government-sponsored prayer in major military institutions, including at West Point and the US Air Force Academy, which some say is more divisive than healing. A Yale Divinity School study voiced "concern that the overwhelmingly evangelical tone of general Protestant worship encouraged religious divisions rather than fostering understanding among basic cadets."

and so it goes,

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