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Jihadi: A Response from the American People
<<I do not recall giving one dollar to the Russian army for
their actions in Chechnya (but I do recall a few destroyed apartment
buildings in Moscow prior to them saying ‘enough is enough’).<<??>>
I know it doesn't help a lot, but please understand that a great many of the free men and women of America do not support the actions of this government, especially their foreign policy in Russia and many other places. MamaSierra
Manifesto - Statement to the American People
To the Editor,
Another problem is that it refers to "...the occupation and usurpation of their [Palestinian] land..." However, it is clear that Islamic fundamentalist view the West Bank and Gaza (and indeed Israel itself!) as "sacred Islamic land". Viewing the West Bank and Gaza as separate land for the Palestinians is a (mostly) western construct. When Palestinians say they want a "homeland", they mean Israel.
There are other problems as well. The question "Why did they attack us in New York and Washington?" would more properly have been written "Why did we attack you in New York and Washington?" had been written by someone involved in (or supportive of) the actual attacks.
Also, when the writer says of Islam ,"...it is the religion of total unity... and total equality between all people, without regarding their color, sex, or language." this tells me that the writer has a limited understanding of Islam -- especially fundamentalist Islam. There is no "equality" of sex in Islam, period.
Now here is a good one! "You have destroyed nature with your industrial waste and gasses more than any other nation in history. Despite this you refuses to sign the Kyoto agreement..." Give me a break! The last thing on an Islamic fundamentalist mind is "protecting" the environment!
I could go on but, perhaps I should just give you the bottom line (as I see it).
My opinion is that this was written by some Left wing nut case in this country.-- probably a college student. For a while I was undecided as to whether it was Left wing or extreme Right wing as both harbor no love for Israel. However, the fact that "Zionist" (a common term used by Muslims when speaking of Israel) is never used -- not once -- was the key! When I combined that with the Kyoto Protocol eco-nut rhetoric it tipped the scales towards the Left. To an American Liberal "Zionist" smacks too much of Nazism.
The Left will gladly damn the nation of Israel, but they don't want to seem like racists about it!
Nobody said this was for real. I had much the same reaction. None of it makes much sense. The nutcases in this country are truly amazing. Unfortunately, they have a great deal of company in the rest of the world. MamaSierra
Rifle Association, Something To Be Thankful For
Though I always appreciate the fine contributions by this writer, I must reluctantly disagree with his article this time. Among other errors, the NRA has for some time been supporting the strict enforcement of laws which infringe terribly on our second amendment rights which should be repealed, not enforced. As it stands now, I would describe the NRA as some of the right stuff, but too much of the wrong stuff.
The government has shown itself to be inept at curbing border incursions. Part of the problem lies with the government looking for excuses to grow in size. By being complacent and allowing incidents to reach crisis proportions they can come in and state publicly they need more money and personnel. The public buys off on it, and demands more resources be poured into the responsible agencies. As a result government grows, but productivity remains the same. The citizens in AZ have every right, and a responsibility to organize and at least protect private property. Government is and always be incapable of providing the same level of protection that private citizens can.
Historically, militias have always been a localized affair organizing
and conducting missions specific to local problems. Only during periods
of war were they part of a national effort. Citizens in other locations
along the border need to organize and follow suit with those in AZ.
Border's Just Moved North, Some
You might touch on fluoride which is a deadly corrosive poison and is added to drinking water in many cities and in toothpaste. There is a good account of the tests conducted in the pubs of London during the 1920s in a book "RED FOG OVER AMERICA' written by Commander William Guy Car ( an officer in the Canadian navy) who was killed in a mysterious auto "accident" after several unsuccessful attempts on his life. He tells how fluoride was added to beer served in certain pubs and observers monitored the dosage by the amount of beer drank. They monitored the affects on health and observed that it destroyed the immune system and also would be valuable in controlling populations in that it made people docile and easy to manage. He goes into the AMA and it's counterpart in Canada and the connection with the FDA and the drug industry. It can be obtained from various Christian patriotic organizations such as the Christian Book Club which was located in Fountain Valley Calif.. I don't know if it still exists. I am sure you are aware of the concerted effort by the powers that be (rulers of darkness) to destroy or remove from circulation books of that type. I am nearly finished reading Tupper Saussy's new book RULERS OF DARKNESS which should be a must for all Christians. Now I see holiday decorations are already up. I note that I don't see Christmas cards any more they are now HOLIDAY CARDS or SEASONS GREETINGS.
I like your articles because they are informative. I would like you to remember that we have the best congress that money can buy.
Keep up the good work and may JHVH bless and keep you.
Mrs. Siegel said it all! Unfortunately, Professor Farley is so full
of hate and bigotry he probably won't bother to read it since he "knows
it all". My response to the Tennessean (below) was returned.
I guess they don't want to hear responses to the article Farley published.
I also wrote to the university. Mrs. Siegel's response is one of the
best I've ever read. How she maintained composure to do so marks her
as a very special and benevolent lady. I have found that trying to
educate bigots like Farley is a losing proposition since they have
their minds made up and don't want to be confused with the facts.
He should try reading some history before he even supposes he knows
anything about it.
"Having a grandson at UV I felt compelled to comment on the piece about the Confederacy by Jonathan Farley. I will be as succinct as possible, Farley is the quintessential example of why jackasses should be kept in the stable. He must be great at math because he leaves a lot to be desired in his knowledge of the war for Southern Independence."
I can't believe it, I'm still fuming. Your letter to him was very well constructed and to the point. It's too bad it can't be viewed in the same format as his though. That's another reason I get so mad, the damn leftist media.
I'll try to mellow out. This was the 1st thing I read in SN&V.
it don't get worse.
The era of the "jackbooted thugs" has truly arrived in "Amerika". From now on you can, and will, be persecuted, not for you may do, but for what some anonymous official assumes you will do. Thus you are no longer innocent until proven guilty but assumed guilty until proven innocent.
It will not be long before this "official attitude" spill over into other areas of our lives. How soon until books are deemed to be "spreading terrorism" ? When will internet purchase sites be labeled"terrorist malls" ? How long until individual participation in discussion and opinion forums is seen as "cabals of terrorism" ? Why not scan private E-mail for key words to unearth "terrorist conspiracies" ?
Link participation in any of the above with purchases of "tracked substances" and you have evidentiary trail, "proving" a targeted individual or groups is engaged in "terrorist activities". Just like the ATF and FBI "proved" the "D.C.Sniper" was a "white male around thirty with poor education, using a 'high-powered' sniper rifle from roadside hides at extremely long range.
Not only can you be targeted for someone's' assumptions as to your intent, but your phone can be tapped, your mail searched, your computer scanned and all of your private financial, legal and tax records can, and will, be searched without the government agents having to contend with the ugly inconvenience of warrants, judges, courts, or any outside oversight in order to hold you incommunicado for up to a year while seizing your property, possessions and wealth.
Yep, Adolph Hitler would have enjoyed the "new think" now prevalent throughout the American political establishment.
News Nuggets By Ray Thomas
Is this happening to lots of people? Sure. That's what happens when you let bureaucrats instead of doctors make medical decisions. I go to a clinic. They tried 43 times to get me to sign up for a welfare program I go to Denver General but I pay full price) and when they figured out I wasn't going to do it, they raised my copay from $20 per visit to $100 per visit, hoping to force me to do it. It's not the "War on Drugs" that's at fault. That's only a symptom. The illness is the power seekers wanting control of everything.
It is happening to millions every day, many of whom have good insurance and are actually IN the hospital. That war on people pervades our entire society and everything we buy or use. Pain just makes the experience more vivid and a bit easier to identify. It won't go away until a great many people in this country finally refuse to allow the government to "protect" us any longer. MamaSierra
Shall Know them by their Fruits
Excellent article! Thank you. I am sure you will probably get lots of condemning e-mail for not believing like the main stream. But there are others out there like you who are trying to fight the attitudes created by ignorant teaching in this world. It feels as if there are only a few but I keep coming across more here and there, others who speak the truth. The truth doesn't have to come in a religious form either. People have been so blinded by religion. I think the religious mind set is one of the hardest to fight though. Keep up the good work!
Yeah, war on terror, lie to me some more.
Tracking purchase data would be a useless tool in the "war" on terror. OTOH, what a nifty way to check and see if you are reporting all your income. Tracking one way flight tickets is also a brilliant move in the "war," that way you can nail little old ladies, like my neighbor, who is flying one way to meet friends and driving back with them. I hope they wind up tracking dead bodies, dunno if they are shipped as people, or freight....
Exactly how are they going to track my purchases anyway? Say, I have a nifty plan to become a terrorist. Also say my time frame is.... err.... flexible. Why would I attract attention to myself by withdrawing a large amount of cash? Why wouldn't I amass whatever cash I needed a couple hundred bucks at a time? Or, better plan, have ten or fifteen people each contribute a couple hundred bucks?
Why on earth would I rent a car, I would have to produce identification to rent a car, which means I have to HAVE identification that is real, or real enough to pass. Wouldn't it be easier.... much much easier, for my buddy, "Joe" to buy and register the a beater? Then I can drive it, and "Joe" can report it stolen, shortly before it is discovered that it was used to commit a crime. If I'm a little more gutsy, I can just STEAL a car, and skip the "Joe" step....
Bomb building stuff, yeah, track that.... I like that in an idiot...
Gives stupid people something to do. What are we going to track? Battery
operated timers? Electric timers? Pico controllers? Laptops? Explosive
gasses, chemicals that COULD be mixed together to cause an explosion?
Gonna spend a whole LOT of time tracking stuff that COULD be made
to explode, and timing devices to go with it if I need my explosion
Maybe a common sense test could be devised that further elected and
appointed officials had to actually PASS before they could either
run or be appointed.... Perhaps an IQ test also.... Certainly a test
on the constitution and the bill of rights.... Yeah, I like that.
Then maybe we wouldn't have a huge collection of idiot's wasting money
on retarded, unconstitutional, boondoggles, that won't ever work ANYWAY!
We believe that the hope for the majority of mankind is eternal life on the earth (not necessarily Jehovah's Witnesses alone) as God originally intended. These are our beliefs from what we see in the bible. We are also taught it is not up to us to judge who is good or bad that is Jesus' job.
Thank you for your article
Thanks so much for writing! It is always thrilling to get letters from other parts of the world. You certainly have an indisputable perspective on the subject of this article. Many of us pray as much for peace to come to Ireland as we do for the Middle East. God bless and keep you all. MamaSierra
Just a note of correction about Jehovah's Witnesses. They believe 144,000 will rule as kings & priests in heaven. They believe that millions now living will never die and will have the potential to live forever, growing to perfection as originally planned, on earth, which they will help restore as a paradise. They believe that millions (both 'the righteous and the unrighteous') that have died will be resurrected to that same life just mentioned. Jehovah's Witnesses do not believe in a fiery Hell. After death there is complete inactivity, no consciousness at all until such time as Jehovah God decides to resurrect someone. If you are interested I will furnish scriptures that form the basis for these beliefs.
While appreciating every legitimate effort at virtually any attempt at levity, even flippance....As one of Jehovah's Witnesses, this statement is patently false: "Jehovah's witnesses aren't as picky. They think everybody - except God's 144,000 chosen ones - will be going to hell."
The hell many commonly relate to is more the product of centuries-old fear, philosophy, & the manipulation of ignorance by false religion than it is anything having to do with the Bible. More than 6 million of us accept the Biblical truth about sheol, hades, gehenna, tartarus and the lake of fire.
The majority of Jehovah's Witnesses aren't of the 144,000. Yet most of the 144,000 go to the Biblical "hell" (hades/sheol), as did Jesus Christ. Acts 2:31 KJV "He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither did his flesh see corruption." Not one of us are in the slightest way fearful of it.
I hope all of us (including me) may endeavor more thoughtfully to counter the broad brush of bigotry and ignorance which is also bound to spatter the painter as well. As for judging, while Holy Scripture does call on us to judge some things & leave the rest to Jehovah & Christ, a powerful admonition against judging our fellow is the famous Matthew 7:1-5. How can I, with a log, a 2x4 or a 4x4 in my eye condemn you for the speck in yours?
Romans 14 is a wonderful call to conscience. Verses 22-23 (JB) "Hold on to your own belief, as between yourself and God- and consider the man fortunate who can make his decision without going against his conscience... every act done in bad faith is a sin." Verse 22B (NW) "Happy is the man that does not put himself on judgement by what he approves."
Thank you for even thinking about such subjects, discussing them & allowing feedback as well.
P.S. I and my wife identify well with two cats and a large collection of science fiction books, & the hope that (we) can help to educate just a few... and inspire some of the educated to... live by and advocate Jehovah's Kingdom rule by Christ Jesus.
Author's addendum 11.27.02
It has been brought to my attention - more than once - that Jehovah's Witnesses do not actually believe in a hell, at least not one of eternal torment. Although it's true that they believe only God's chosen 144,000 will go to heaven, they believe that other good and deserving people will either be resurrected or will never die at all, and they will all live for eternity on earth. The undeserving? Well, their "hell" will simply be an eternal lack of consciousness. They won't be exempt from death, and they won't be resurrected, either.
At one time, I was told by a Jehovah's Witness on my doorstep that I would be going to hell if I did not "find Jesus". I didn't ask for a detailed explanation at the time because I felt the meaning of her comment was pretty clear. I have since been told that it's possible she meant the "hell of the grave" and not any place of fire and brimstone. Obviously, my mistake was in making the assumption that "hell" to her (or any other Jehovah's Witness) meant the same thing that it does to the adherents of some other religions. For that error and any confusion or resentment it may have caused anyone, I apologize.
At least two people also told me that Jehovah's Witnesses do not consider it their place to pass judgement. They consider that to be God's province. In theory, this is true of some other religions as well. Unfortunately, that particular tenet is frequently not followed too (pardon the pun) religiously. It is that fact, rather than the definition of "hell", that was actually my point.
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