The Murder of a Saint: Time for Total War on Islam

On July 26, 2016, Mohammedans slit the throat of Father Jacques Hamel, a Roman Catholic priest, while he was offering up a Holy Mass on the Altar of a church in Rouen, France.   And the Progressive West clucks its tongue and persists in its insane belief that these people will like us if we are nice to them. The opposite is true, as any competent and honest student of history will tell you.

We must hunt these Islamists down and tear them out root and branch from our free civilization. Those legitimately willing to live, work and worship freely amongst Christians, Jews and Gentiles – and not aspiring to infuse our Constitutional Republic with notions of Sharia Law – are free to stay. For those trying to live by a separate legal code of Sharia within our borders are as ghastly and deadly as are those fomenting the evils of Communism or Anarchy.

Right now, both Europe (including Russia) and these United States have the military advantage to slam these sinister Dervishes back into their desert and mountainous caves of Asia and Africa. If we sent three Armored Cavalry Regiments into Syria and other ISIS/Muslim Brotherhood hotbeds and allowed them the freedom of movement and rules of engagement that our forces had in World War II, our problems there would soon be over.

Domestically, we need to arrest and deport all foreign Mohammedans not willing to swear an oath to the principles set forth, above, and investigate and charge citizens who are radical sympathizers. The latter would include the multitudes that live in Muslim training camps from New Jersey to California. Aiders and abettors like the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) need to be audited and watched carefully: prosecuted if necessary.

We must concomitantly battle the evils of Modernity and Progressivism, which set our culture up for failure in our war against Islamists. This battle against Radical Islam is an existential fight. As Sir Winston S. Churchill, in the Prologue of his The Follies of the Victors, warned, “The malice of the wicked is reinforced by the weakness of the virtuous.” Churchill, of course, was speaking of the threat of Nazi Germany, but he also recognized the evils of Islam as he wrote when preparing The River War:

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedanism law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property–either as a child, a wife, or a concubine — must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Roman Catholic apologist and author Hillarie Belloc also understood the heresy and threat of Islam. In his thesis The Great Heresies Belloc uses his masterful and beautiful prose to dissect this cult. It is worth reading in its entirety, but here is a sample:

Mohammedanism was a heresy: that is the essential point to grasp before going any further. It began as a heresy, not as a new religion. It was not a pagan contrast with the Church; it was not an alien enemy … It differed from most (not from all) heresies in this, that it did not arise within the bounds of the Christian Church. The chief heresiarch, Mohammed himself, was not, like most heresiarchs, a man of Catholic birth and doctrine to begin with. He sprang from pagans.

 But the central point where this new heresy struck home with a mortal blow against Catholic tradition was a full denial of the Incarnation. Mohammed did not merely take the first steps toward that denial, as the Arians and their followers had done; he advanced a clear affirmation, full and complete, against the whole doctrine of an incarnate God. He taught that Our Lord was the greatest of all the prophets, but still only a prophet: a man like other men. He eliminated the Trinity altogether.

The Mohammedan temper was not tolerant. It was, on the contrary, fanatical and bloodthirsty. It felt no respect for, nor even curiosity about, those from whom it differed. It was absurdly vain of itself, regarding with contempt the high Christian culture about it. It still so regards it even today.

Islam increased not only in numbers and in the conviction of its followers but in territory and in actual political and armed power until close on the eighteenth century. Less than 100 years before the American War of Independence a Mohammedan army was threatening to overrun and destroy Christian civilization, and would have done so if the Catholic King of Poland had not destroyed that army outside Vienna.

The Islamists are not only at the Gates of Vienna again, but they are inside them as well! This is the fault of faithless secular humanists who have abandoned their Churches and allegiance to the Word of God Almighty. When travelling in Europe in the past two decades, I have witnessed to empty pews on Sunday and the sullen ennui that accompanies the nihilistic worldview of Progressives. It is a critical time for the resurgence of Christendom in The West. If not, the Mohammedan calls to prayer will be heard throughout Europe, drowning out the screams of more and more victims of decapitation and crucifixion at the hands of Radical Islam. We must fight now with every ounce of vigor else watch all that we have built with the abundant blessings of Our Lord is ground to dust.

Obama’s Cognitive Dissonance

The first President of the United States I was old enough to vote for was Ronald Wilson Reagan in 1980. But, that did not prevent me from diligently reading every issue of National Review and watching William F. Buckley Jr.’s terrific television show Firing Line. Buckley’s interview with socialist/agnostic turned Roman Catholic Malcolm Muggeridge on “How One Finds Faith” is classical Liberalism’s answer to Modernity’s Progressive nihilism. With such a perspective at the time, I thought no President in my lifetime would ever be as bad as Jimmy Carter. How wrong 36 years and eight years into Obama’s reign have made me.

Two of his most glaringly displays of woeful ignorance are on the following topics:

Black Lives Matter and the Dallas/Baton Rouge Murders

Obama reflexively sees everything through the lens of race, this despite the fact that his most prominent genetic code is Caucasian (his mother was all-White; his father – at least the one he claims – was not all-African). When domestic terror groups like Black Lives Matter cause the murder of innocent police officers throughout the Nation, Obama blames the NRA and “White Privilege.” Never mind that every rational analysis of police shootings shows (a) proportionally police shoot more white suspects than black; and, (b) the suspects themselves are the authors of their own misfortune. Instead of placing the moral onus on those responsible – the urban blacks committing atrocious acts of violence against their own communities – Obama speaks of “Gun Violence” as if that were a thing capable of possessing specific or general intent: it is isn’t. Gun violence can be good or bad. I have personally used gun violence to stop an armed robber and have facilitated the use of gun violence against terrorists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

As writer John Gibbs so presciently stated in his article “How Obama Left Us More Racially Divided Than Ever” appearing on TheFederalist.com:

I believe that when President Obama thinks of America, more so than a place of hope or opportunity, he thinks of a place where racist white Christian fundamentalists came here from Europe, committed genocide against Native Americans, enslaved and segregated black people, denied women, gays, and other minorities their rights, and used capitalism and a rigged legal system to oppress poor people for centuries. He also believes this is still continuing today.

Obama is a man who had every opportunity to bring America’s races closer to each other. To see each other as Ronald Reagan’s fellow citizens rather than hyphenated antagonists. He, along with Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, did it with the whole black-white dialogue and now with LGBT nonsense. Prayerfully, the Trump/Spence White House will start mending our Country and supporting our Peace Officers.

Combating Terrorism

The President just spoke (again … he never stops talking), this time about terrorism. His warped vision and, sadly, the vision of too many technocrats in the EU, is that Globalism will defeat Terrorism. Yes, I suppose it would – in the same manner National Socialism or Stalin’s Communism stifled dissent! Globalism is the root cause of terrorism, as are borders that have become so porous as to allow all sorts of honor-ritual-death cultures to pour into Christendom. Rather, as the truism so rightly quoted by poet Robert Frost, “Good fences make good neighbors.” When my wife and I travel to Europe, we want to see Germans in Germany, Italians in Italy and so on. Obama’s seeming worldview where everyone looks the same, dresses the same and acts the same is a nightmarish worldview of the Star Trek generation: the Sixties radicals and hippies. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are nothing more than elite patchouli-smelling hippies. It is time for America to bury them with their sick dreams and start making our Republic great again!

The Moral Evisceration of America’s War Department

Just when I think, “Obama can’t do anything further to destroy our Republic,” something arises to further deflate my hope for our future. This week, it was this gem reported by Rowan Scarborough in The Washington Times:

Now the Pentagon has sent out a detailed written instruction to commanders on how a service member can change his or her sex in a step-by-step process that allows for extended time off.

The directive restricts personnel from living their “preferred gender” lifestyle, or “Real Life Experience,” on a military base among peers until the sex change transition is complete.

This, at a time when the Mohammedans are threatening The West as dangerously as when they seized Spain in 711 A.D. or attempted to invade Vienna in 1683. It took Christendom over 700 years – under Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492 – to kick the bastards out of Spain. And, it took a miracle in the person of Polish General Jan Sobieski to defeat the Ottomans at Vienna. History is a not-so-distant mirror by which we ought to navigate today’s political and military waters. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter seems to be willfully blind to the images in that mirror.

First of all, the purpose of our Republic’s military should be to “defeat our enemies on the fields of battle and high seas” not to be a petri dish for the Far Left’s latest social experiment. One of the 20th Century’s greatest military heroes was Colonel of Marines John W. Ripley. Awarded the Navy Cross (our Nation’s second-highest award for valor) for his deeds at the Battle of Dong Ha Bridge in Vietnam, Ripley was equally as heroic when he testified before the 1993 Presidential Commission on Homosexuals in the Military. Here is a snippet:

In our present role, the Armed Forces have moved away from the traditional role of fighting and winning, into a more bizarre and unintended role as an engine of social change. We have become, in effect, a large petri dish where social laboratories and experimenters can create new systems or grow new models to test … As you know, and as has been said here over and over, service in the military is a privilege extended only to those who are fit and physically able to perform military service. We in the military are very discriminatory. We have always been, and it must be so. We discriminate between the too weak, the too tall, the too fat, the flat-footed, the disease ridden, single parents, morally corrupt, drug users, alcoholics, or abusers of any substance; we discriminate against the altogether good Americans who simply can’t be expected to perform at our standards Homosexuals constantly focus on themselves; their so-called needs, what they want, their entitlements, their rights; they never talk about the good of the unit. It is this constant focus on themselves; the inability to subjugate or to subordinate their own personal desire for the good of the unit; this is an instant indicator of trouble in combat; and frankly, even not in combat.

An American Knight: The Life of Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC, by Norman J. Fulkerson

Ripley’s words should ring true to all but the woefully ignorant or those, like Secretary Carter and Barack Obama, who wish to destroy America’s military from within.

In the face of the Islamists as well as saber-rattling from nuclear North Korea and a now nuclear Iran, the Department of Defense should be focused on recruiting steely-eyed killers rather than mentally disturbed “transsexuals” who will sap millions of dollars in health care benefits from those truly deserving and our larger defense deficit. Heck, our airplanes are breaking and the Marine Corps’ equipment needs fixing after 15 years of combat.

And, more importantly, this Administration seems determined to destroy any vestige of Natural Law and Scriptural Faith into practice in our military’s ranks. Forcing Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to lien up in formation to “celebrate” LBGT month is nothing less than a Stalinist tactic to force religion out of the public square.

Lastly, before the Left’s knee-jerk accusations of me being a “homophobe” (newspeak for anyone not completely aboard the pro-homo train), I have proudly served with many Soldiers – some even Special Forces – who I knew to be indifferent to women. They never talked about it as I never talked about my personal life. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell worked just fine until the Obama Administration launched its post-2012 election campaign to force this issue down the throats of its military leaders – who all suddenly become cheerleaders for what they must know to be a moral perversion. Cowards. Every last one of them for not throwing their precious stars on the table and walking away from this uniformed Sodom and Gomorrah.

Hillary Clinton: Pay Black Lives Matter their Dane Geld

Hillary Clinton, with her lifetime armed Secret Service detail, has the temerity and gall to tell us other Whiteys to apologize to the Black Lives Matter mob in order to quell their threats of rioting. Wow! That’s great strategic leadership … pay the Dane Geld to a domestic terrorist group so they won’t rob us anymore. For those unfamiliar with Rudyard Kipling’s poem, here is it in its entirety. Its point is timeless:

It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: —
“We invaded you last night–we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: —
“Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we’ve proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.

It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: —

“We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!”

After the horrific acts in Dallas and elsewhere, America needs to swiftly and with violence of action kill as many of these horrible savages as we can, else we surrender our Republic to an ill-bred, uneducated rabble that makes the mob of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror look like kindergarteners. These people are beyond reasoning with because they operate out of the raw emotion of the jungle rather than the rational rules of polite society. And, before the loyal opposition rises up with cries of Racism – that new last refuge of scoundrels – let me assure you that I direct my comments to all BLM and other Soros funded groups regardless of race who operate by intimidation and bodily harm.

The Weak-Sister Christianity of Modernity or Progressivism in the Guise of Social Justice in Wilmington, Delaware

Today, as unfortunately my travels on Silverside Road take me almost daily, I drove by one of those typical Wilmington, Delaware “Christian” Churches that promote inter alia LBGT Rights, Progressive Political Theory and everything it seems but the Gospel!

I have refrained from taking aim at this silliness as the pastor of such a flock is obviously in need of psychotherapy, an exorcism or both. But, today, he/she pushed me over the edge. In the wake of the murders of my brother police officers in Dallas, this ass had the lack of good taste and effrontery to post the following message on his unseemly electronic billboard:

“Tell me how owning firearms is for self-defense?”

First, as do most anti-gun Progressive windbags, he/she needs an adult education in firearms ownership, gun control and proper ways to police our populace. Here it is in a nutshell:

a. “Gun Violence” is a neutral issue. I have personally and lawfully used “gun violence” to shoot an armed robber here in the states and to facilitate the shooting of radical Islamists in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. So, when used unlawfully, guns are merely the instrumentality of criminals. In late 18th Century Russia, the violent crime rate was much higher than it is now in 21st Century America. The criminals then used bludgeons and edged weapons to affect their crimes, yet no one historically talks about “bludgeon violence.” Why “gun violence” now? The answer is that words have meaning, and we have allowed the Progressives to co-opt the discussion by adopting the term “gun violence.” I do not do so.

b. Use effective, targeted enforcement to go after recidivist violent criminals. Put them in jail until they are so old they can’t walk. And, then stop incarcerating young people for nonviolent crimes. We have way too many people in jail, which only becomes a breeding ground for hardened violent criminals. A subsidiary of this is that our “War on Drugs” has been an abysmal failure. The US population, a small fraction of the world’s, consumes close to 70% of illicit drugs. We need to start focusing on demand reduction and treatment. This, in turn, will defund the violent drug trade that isi plaguing our urban areas.

c. Create a Nationwide reciprocity for Concealed Carry laws. I find it sadly amusing that our highest rates of “gun violence” are in jurisdictions that have the strictest gun control laws. The peer-reviewed evidence is pretty convincing behind my argument here. Now, in order to responsibly carry concealed (something I have done for 35 years), I believe law-abiding citizens ought to be properly trained … and not the B.S. four-hour CCW classes currently required. But, if even a few persons in Orlando, San Bernardino and other sides of large-scale violence had been properly armed and trained, it is likely the death counts would not have been so high. It takes an average of 14 minutes for LE to respond 9and even longer for them to enter the premises in Orlando), so “let the police handle it” does not cut it for me.

But, the overarching reason I am in favor of strict interpretation of the Founding Fathers’ intent when writing the Second Amendment is this fact: over 120 million people were murdered by the State in the 20th Century (by far the largest single killer of innocents) trying to make Socialism work. And, when I hear the likes of Bernie Sanders say, “Socialism will work if we just try harder” it sends chills down my spine in fear. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot and others tried pretty darn hard … and the first thing they did was disarm the populace.

As for Dallas and the violence instigated and perpetuated by the George Soros-funded Black Lives Matter movement. The entire movement is based on a lie. Black hoodlums, not police, are responsible for the overwhelming number of shooting deaths in the colored community. Courage may require one to speak out against voguish but evil spirits of the times; impure conduct or trends; and, the common tendency to seek the path of least resistance. It also requires one to speak the truth even if doing so may be personally painful:

“For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins”

– Hebrews 10:26.

Scripture also speaks to those who “are willingly ignorant.” [2 Peter 3:5] The meaning is the same.  It is one thing to be unaware of the truth; it is altogether different when people know what is true, yet ignore it out of cowardice or political expediency. No doubt, many of the poor people in this Wilmington church on Silverside Road are woefully ignorant. It’s Pastor – like so many other ‘Useful Idiots’    – is willfully so: so shame on him/her.

If this “pastor” bothered to read and preach The New Testament instead of the latest blather from Obama, Soros or Bloomberg, he/she would state as does Luke 22:36 “He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.'”

The truth of the entire Black Lives Matter is brilliantly exposed by Urey Patrick and John C. Hall in the 3rd Edition of their classic In Defense of Self and Others: Issues, Facts & Fallacies — The Realities of Law Enforcement’s Use of Deadly Force. Relying solely on law enforcement reports, grand jury testimony from African-American citizens of Ferguson and the Department of Justice’s investigation, these two retired Supervisory Special Agents of the FBI nail it. Their book ought to be required reading for every prosecutor, criminal defense counsel, police supervisor and trainer, and judge who dares to second guess officers’ decisions made under situations that are “tense, uncertain and rapidly evolving.”

No gentle giant, 6’4” 300 lb. Mike Brown aggressively assaulted an officer almost half his size. While leaning into the police car, repeatedly punching Officer Darren Wilson in the head, Brown was shot once when he attempted to pry the officer’s gun from its holster. Wilson then gave chase on foot – that is what police are paid and expected to do – when Brown turned, squared off, and charged the officer. According to the Grand Jury testimony of multiple Black witnesses, Brown repeatedly ignored Wilson’s orders to halt.

The culprit and coward of this story is Brown’s accomplice in the earlier strong-arm robbery of a convenience store. This dirt bag, who fled back to the projects after the first volley of shots, was the one who first Tweeted out “Hand Up, Don’t Shoot!” It never happened. But, as history has repeatedly shown, Progressives (Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Obama) never let the truth get in the way of a good opportunity. Sadly, neither does this alleged preacher of the Holy Gospel on Silverside Road in Wilmington.

The Shame of Shamelessness: No Standards for Insiders

I spent the majority of my career as a law enforcement officer and judge advocate for the military. For most my 35 years of service, I held some of our Republic’s most secret clearance levels. I also represented numerous officers, noncommissioned officer and special agents charged with mishandling classified information. Lately, I watched a selfless and top-tier Army lieutenant colonel’s career go up in smoke for the following offense: he self-reported that he had inadvertently taken home from the office some classified documents in his briefcase. There was minimal chance that these documents fell into the wrong hands, and subsequent security assessments confirmed this. Yet, the Army served this officer with a career-ending nonjudicial punishment under Article 15 of the UCMJ and removed his name from command and promotion lists.

Now comes Hillary Rodham Clinton, a woman who – without authority or need – builds her own private email server over which some of our Republic’s most sensitive information was discussed. There is no doubt that foreign intelligence sources read her emails verbatim. And all FBI Director Jim Comey can come up with is a public scolding? This sickens me to the core of my being. It reinforces what Peggy Noonan wrote about in her brilliant Wall Street Journal article of February 25, 2016 Trump and the Rise of the Unprotected, where she states inter alia:

There are the protected and the unprotected. The protected make public policy. The unprotected live in it. The unprotected are starting to push back, powerfully.

The protected are the accomplished, the secure, the successful—those who have power or access to it. They are protected from much of the roughness of the world. More to the point, they are protected from the world they have created. Again, they make public policy and have for some time.

It is clear that Clinton, Obama, Lynch (and now Jim Comey) – everyone in the elite circles of D.C. regardless of party affiliation – live according to different rules than us outsiders. Three or four FBI friends in the trenches, people I trust and respect tremendously, assured me that Comey was not one of those tarnished by power. His decision today belies that assurance in the most callous of terms.

While assigned to DoD or DOJ, had my colleagues or I done 1/100th of what Clinton did, we would pay dearly. At a minimum, we would have been fired and never again given a security clearance. In the soulless, shameless world of 21st Century America, Hillary Rodham Clinton gets a meaningless tongue lashing from a once upright man who sold his soul for God knows what price.

My circle of friends includes many who fought multiple tours of combat in defense of our Republic. To a person, it saddens us deeply that those fights appear to be for naught. For our Constitution is mocked when blue collar Soldiers get crushed while self-anointed elites skate on shamelessly. When we, the unprotected, begin to realize that peaceable resolutions to such obvious wrongs are ignored, the result may not be peaceable at all. In even plainer terms, do not expect proud and skilled warriors to stand by and watch the Constitution to which we swore an oath be trampled upon by treacherous thieves like Hillary Clinton.