Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Impatience

“Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

... and utility

28 comments:

FreeThinke said...

OFF TOPIC but IMPORTANT to ME:

I want to thank AOW for posting what-is-sure-to-be the very last item that will appear at FreeThinke's blog.

We have been forced out of business by electronic bullying –– a modern form of brutality.

Parting is all we know of Heaven ––
And ll we need of Hell.

-FJ said...

Charity and Pity are two completely opposite things. The latter has replaced the former in Secular society. G_d help us.

Gert said...

O/T - OMG: Obama visiting a mosque in Baltimore. B-A-L-T-I-M-O-R-E!

I'm expecting AOW to run a headline like:

"Moslem-in-Chief palling around with chums in terrorist's safe house!"

;-)

Thersites said...

Lot of NOI members in Baltimore.

Gert said...

"NOI"?

FreeThinke said...

NOI = Nation of Islam -- i.e. BLACK Muslims –– a spurious, invented, domestic COUNTERFEIT version of ISLAM dreamt up by the late Elijah Muhammed. It coddled and inspired the late, not-so-great Malcolm-X, then assassinated him.

Currently, the illegitimate sect is headed by the subtly vicious, rabidly anti-Semitic, rabble-rousing, anti-Caucasian, anti-American racist "Minister" Louis Farrakhan, an esteemed "colleague" of the notorious practitioner of Black Liberation Theology Jeremiah Wright of God Damn, America fame, who was for twenty years the primary Spiritual Advisor of our current president and first lady.

NOW YOU KNOW.

Gert said...

Louis Farrakhan's an anti-white, anti-Jewish bigot but regards the latter you calling him on that is as pot and kettle as it gets, FT.

I doubt very much if the Islamic Society of Baltimore has anything to do with NOI, unless of course you just want to lump all Muslims together.

-FJ said...

With the breakdown of the African-American family in the 60's (ie - Moynihan Report, 1965), many African-American youth were being raised w/o fathers. To retore and instill "discipline" in their families, many African-American mothers turned to Islam for support. There is a very large and vibrant African-American community in the US. THIS is the community that Barack Obama speaks to, for the most part when he speaks of "Islam" being a part of the American fabric.

-FJ said...

The NOI splintered in 1975 when Elijah Mohammed died. The ISB was founded in '69.

-FJ said...

During the riots in Baltimore last year, many NOI members stood outside of local businesses forming human chains and prevented looters from entering and ransacking stores.

Gert said...

THIS is the community that Barack Obama speaks to, for the most part when he speaks of "Islam" being a part of the American fabric.

Hmmm... a very narrow interpretation, if you ask me.

-FJ said...

Think?

Gert said...

Here’s a re-run of a comment I made here sometime ago, based on quotes from YOUR writing and my responses to them, FT. Enjoy!

YOU: "Certainly the Jews, themselves, -- or rather we would say a highly vocal element among them who have a made a virtual profession of touting, defending and promoting their Jewishness as such -- against real or imagined evidence of "anti-Semitism" by ceaselessly casting aspersions at gentiles and others not of the Jews' singular, self-styled brand of humanity -- have spared Shakespeare and many many others no end of vilification in their ceaseless attempt to promote what-may-be called for-want-of-a-better-term The Jewish Agenda."

My response: The Jewish Agenda. Strong echoes of The protocols of the Elders of Zion.

YOU: "I have a HUGE problem with Christian Fundamentalists who pride themselves on being "Bible-Believing," while openly scorning what-they-call "New Testament Christians." They fanatically support the establishment of Modern Day Israel, which has functioned primarily as a THORN in the SIDE of the Entire World since its inception."

My response: A thorn in the side of the entire world? Blimey, just about any Western Nation supports Israel, as so many Arab nations.

YOU: "Somewhere, somehow, someone MUST some day provide a rational explanation of why, despite their being highly intelligent people capable of impressive achievements, the Jews have functioned throughout history as a MAGNET for dislike, distrust, contempt, out-and-out hatred, rejection and persecution."

My response: They've only got themselves to blame, i.o.w.

"THEY would claim it has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with ANYTHING that THEY have ever done. Logic -- and the Law of Averages -- says otherwise."

My response: Ditto. Historical insight or perspective: ZERO.

YOU: "Why have the JEWS -- and according them, ONLY the Jews -- been singled out more than ANY OTHER PEOPLE -- for this kind of rough treatment? It stands to reason that it MUST have SOMETHING to do with the way THEY tend to act."

My response: Most Jewish historians believe the Jewish historical experience is a chequered one, as is inevitable for a people scattered to the four corners of the world. Periods of intense persecution and banishment alternated with periods and pockets of great prosperity and occasional roles as oppressors.

YOU: "That is certainly true of The Chosen -- and to a certain extent the Irish -- but of all the immigrant groups who arrived on our shores in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ALL of which were given -- and GAVE EACH OTHER -- a hard time virtually ALL assimilated and became full-fledged Americans within a generation or two. But the JEWS have chosen very deliberately, I think, to remain SINGULAR -- APART -- IN-but-never-OF the mainstream."

My response: Assimilation of Jews worldwide rivals that of most other minority groups, some elements with standing assimilation nonetheless. Does assimilation means all being the same?

And I thought he said that they were over represented in Hollywood, Academia, public service and so on?

YOU: "The Jewish Rejection of the THEIR Messiah and OUR Lord and Savior MUST be the reason their entire existence has been beset by woe ever since. No one could deliberately set himself against GOD and expect to win anything but trouble, heartache, misery, grief and perpetual dissatisfaction with life."

My response: So reductionist I won't even begin refuting it. Jews often suffered at the hands of atheists too. No amount of embracing the 'Lord and Saviour' would have changed that.

FreeThinke? More UnThinke, I think. Ahistorical tosh, petty theorettes that border on Tourettes. Free of Reason, perhaps...

And there's more of the same on his Jon Stewart thread, another 'chosen one', don't you know?

Gert said...

FJ:

Obama's been ever the careful centrist for almost 8 years on 'race'. The idea that all of a sudden he's speaking in tongues to the remnants of NOI is just another paranoid conspiracy theory the US Right so indulges in. It's almost a second skin. The Birch Society isn't quite dead yet, in Conservative Murrica.

-FJ said...

Obama is pandering to the conspiracy nuts over at Black Lives Matter when he comes to speak at a mosque in Baltimore.

Us 'Birchers" watch 'em from up North.

-FJ said...

Prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has filed to run for mayor of Baltimore, the Baltimore Sun reported late Wednesday.

“Too often the elected individuals we put our public trust in, disappoint us,” the outspoken critic of racism and police brutality said in a post on Medium.

“We have lived through lofty promises and vague plans. We have come to expect little and accept less. When we rely on this traditional model of politics we are rewarded with consistent, disappointing results.

“I am running to be the 50th Mayor of Baltimore in order to usher our city into an era where the government is accountable to its people and is aggressively innovative in how it identifies and solves its problems,” he continued.

“We can build a Baltimore where more and more people want to live and work, and where everyone can thrive.”


The inmates are intent to over-running the asylum...

-FJ said...

The Left's conspiracy theories run amok.

-FJ said...

...and find fertile soil in the bleeding hearts of progressive journalism.

-FJ said...

Why visit a mosque in BALTIMORE and give a speech on Feb 3?

...The United States is home to 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of the world's prisoners -- a disproportionate number of whom are African American -- so we must find ways to reform our criminal justice system and ensure that it is fairer and more effective. While we've seen unemployment rates decrease, many communities, particularly those of color, continue to experience significant gaps in educational and employment opportunities, causing too many young men and women to feel like no matter how hard they try, they may never achieve their dreams.

Our responsibility as citizens is to address the inequalities and injustices that linger, and we must secure our birthright freedoms for all people. As we mark the 40th year of National African American History Month, let us reflect on the sacrifices and contributions made by generations of African Americans, and let us resolve to continue our march toward a day when every person knows the unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2016 as National African American History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.


BARACK OBAMA


Kicking off this month's Left dominated progressive narrative agenda

Gert said...

"Obama says something nice to/about Muslim Americans, wingnuts get knickers in a twist". That's my take on it.

Plus ça change... :-)

-FJ said...

My take, "Obama get's all 'prideful' during Black history month and gives white-America a ration to salve his bruised ego."

FreeThinke said...

The stench of SHIT emitted by the morally blind and intellectually bankrupt has become unbearable.

I do not put up with it at my place, and I will not put up with it anywhere else.

BUH BYE!

FreeThinke said...

Mosque Obama Visited Under FBI Surveillance Starting in 2010

by Lindsey Ellefson | 4:59 pm, February 3rd, 2016

Today, President Barack Obama made the first appearance at a U.S. mosque in his seven-year presidency. He and the Council on American-Islamic Relations selected the Islamic Society of Baltimore for the big event. He made some valid points and included some touching moments, but detractors are continuing to rail against his choice of mosques.
In 2010, the Islamic Society of Baltimore was placed under FBI surveillance following the arrest of one of its members. The member had been planning to bomb an Army recruiting center near the mosque in Catonsville.

According to Investor’s Business Daily, the would-be attacker was 25-year-old convert Antonio Martinez, aka Muhammad Hussain. Hussain had assured other worshipers that he had “brothers” who could supply him with the necessary bomb-making materials. His plans to combat the Army came from his interpretation of the Quran’s mandate to “fight those who fight you.”

An undercover FBI agent was placed in the mosque, but leaders within the community objected to being monitored. Another agent was dispatched to take questions and concerns from the mosque’s leadership, who felt what the FBI was doing was entrapment.

http://www.mediaite.com/online/mosque-obama-visited-under-fbi-surveillance-starting-in-2010/

Gert said...

"I do not put up with it at my place, and I will not put up with it anywhere else."

Here your powers are limited, Stinker.

Gert said...

All in all another manufactured "controversy". Some heat, little light.

IIRW, Bush visited a mosque in the days immediately following 9/11.

-FJ said...

Isn't Jeb the love-child of Barbra and the Saudi king?

Gert said...

Isn't Jeb the love-child of Barbra and the Saudi king?

Now that, Sir, is worth investigating! Two 'beautiful minds' merging! And what a dividend! Who knows, maybe OBL was watching in the corridors? Appalled by this feminine presence so near the Holy Sites?

Poor Jeb! though, doesn't seem to know what's hit'im! It would drive me to drink, you know. Good ole' Whiskey, not beer, too...

Joe Conservative said...

The only thing that American's hate worse than their bosees, are their bosses children (and wives), who feel entitled to boss them around, too.