Why We ‘Object’ to the Left [Video]

Leftism

I begin with a note of full disclosure that I am an unabashed fan of almost all things Star Trek. In fact, I have been a fan since I viewed the original series when it ran the first time.

My favorite character from that series has remained my favorite Star Trek character of all; ‘Mr. Spock,’ masterfully portrayed by the late Leonard Nimoy. I was enthralled as a youth by Spock’s embrace of logical thinking and calm clarity in very sticky situations.

Among the multitude of insightful statements made by ‘Mr. Spock’ one, in particular, seemed to apply quite well to the current state of mind of the Left in our society. It is from one of my favorite episodes with the title, “The Squire of Gothos.”

Spock is verbally confronted by an almost omnipotent, yet rather childish, alien being known as “Squire Trelane” who has captured the Enterprise crew.

TRELANE TO SPOCK: I don’t know if I like your tone. It’s most challenging. That’s what you’re doing, challenging me?

SPOCK: I object to you. I object to intellect without discipline. I object to power without constructive purpose.

The two phrases, “intellect without discipline,” and “power without constructive purpose” describe the Leftist mentality and goals to a tee. As conservatives, we should oppose the Left and forcefully state what ‘Spock’ declared to ‘Trelane,’ “We object to you!”

The Left Epitomizes ‘Intellect without discipline’

AOCThe prevailing mentality of the modern Left is the epitome of ‘intellect without discipline.’ On just about any subject that requires a modicum of clear thinking and logic, Leftists have zero discipline.

Intellectual discipline demands at least an attempt to be accurate and truthful when presenting arguments, and the Left routinely ignores this principle in every area. A prime example was recently presented via the voluminously ignorant Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex [D-NY] commenting about illegal aliens in government detention.

In a tweet she remarked:

“The U.S. is running concentration camps on our southern border,…That is exactly what they are. They are concentration camps.”

Note that AOC didn’t simply compare the temporary border detention centers to concentration camps. She literally called them concentration camps.

This level of ignorance combined with defiant confidence in spite of the truth is evidence of a completely undisciplined intellect. That is particularly objectionable in someone charged to represent American citizens.

Examples of this abound among the Left in every arena of life. The whole “climate change” hysteria is a hoax that demonstrates undisciplined intellect on a massive scale, all for political payoffs.

The video reveals the lengths to which ‘climate change’ advocates will go to foster their false and destructive narrative upon everyone else. As conservatives, we rightly object to this demonstration of ‘intellect without discipline,’ and the inevitable harm that results.

However, there is another aspect which needs to be explored. That is, what motivates the Left to push for nonsensical and demonstrably destructive changes in all facets of human existence.

As it happens in human affairs, the motive at the bottom is power and control. Make no mistake, for the Left, it is power without any constructive purpose whatsoever. In fact, the power they seek is inherently destructive to Western society and freedom itself.

The Left Seeks the Power that Destroys

LeftistsIt is no secret that those on the Left seek ever-increasing influence and power within Western nations, as well as globally. Such efforts are aimed at establishing the authority of the state in a Marxist/Socialist manner in the assurance that this would herald the illusionary utopian society of Leftist imaginations.

There is a substantial factual difficulty with the purposes of the Left. At every point in time and at every place on the planet where Socialism has been established, the results are always destructive.

The most prominent example of this today is, of course, the devastation experienced in Venezuela. What was once the most prosperous country in South America, with the largest oil reserves in the world, is now reduced to the status of the third-world nation whose people are starving.

Aside from chubby dictator Nicolas Maduro and his fellow elites, the Venezuelan people are running out of food and medical supplies. In their starving desperation, citizens have resorted to breaking into zoos to slaughter and eat the also malnourished animals; buffalo, pigs and horses are top choices on the menu.

SocialismMoreover, we should not forget the horrific destruction of Socialism throughout history, most notably the bloody tally of the 20th century. It is noteworthy that many on the Left specialize in denouncing Nazism while forgetting that Hitler’s ideology was simply another form of Socialism.

Understand that Socialism has various pedigrees, but the same evil end. The Nazi party in Germany was officially known as the “National Socialist German Workers Party.” Together with Germany’s National Socialism, the Communist Socialists such as the old USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and Communist China have racked up a body count of over 150 million people!

If one took a cursory look at any portion of life or any sector of culture, a plethora of destructive examples rear their heads in constitutional rights, education, science, politics, entertainment, media, religion, marriage, and the family. Consequently, the question becomes, ‘How do conservatives best object to the use of ‘undisciplined intellect’ towards no ‘constructive purpose?’

How to Object to the Left

I believe the most effective way to object to the Left is with determined, steadfast and immovable opposition to their destructive aims. We must do so with a manifestly disciplined intellect and striving toward a truly constructive purpose.

This means employing a disciplined intellect to invariably counter the Left’s fallacies with actual facts. It means never letting them go unchallenged when making their fraudulent claims.

In order for this to happen, we can no longer remain uninformed or unequipped to counter the destructive squawking of Socialists. A continuing innocent ignorance will only serve to empower the Left toward its destructive goals.

Social Media censorshipThis also requires the ability to engage Leftist arguments in the open arena of social media. Unfortunately, the social media giants of our time are awash with the vapid ideas of Leftists who control the most sought-after platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, making it difficult to have opposing views published and widely disseminated.

There are four possible responses to such Leftist efforts to censor and banish conservatism from social media. One is to attempt creating a new social media platform allowing a free exchange of ideas, however, that task is beyond most of us but a select and daring few.

The second response is to exclusively support and use alternative social media that operate with freedom of speech, meaning to abandon the use of entities such as Facebook altogether. The prospects for success in that venture are only slightly greater than creating one’s own platform from scratch.

The third response is a hybrid of utilizing alternative media as well as the social media goliaths of today. This is a more promising alternative, though I believe it is still short of the real solution.

The fourth response is likely the most effective in both the short and long run. It is a push to break up the social media monopolizing of the Left by advocating legal action.

Rather than take unnecessary space to explain the justification and need for this, I’ll let Bill Whittle lay out the case in the following video.

A thousand more words would not suffice to comprehensively catalog all the incidents of conservative voices being banned or demonetized by the huge social media machine. This must be fought with determined effort until the goal of a truly free internet is realized.

The most precious item destroyed by Leftist ideals is individual liberty. The Socialist Left would rather each individual ‘know their place’ as part of a slave-like society forfeiting all rights to the omnipotent government.

Conservatism inherently believes in individual freedom under representative government accountable to its citizens. Our solution to the purveyance of “bad” destructive speech is to encourage more “good” constructive speech and be free to announce and support it publically.

It is not our aim to ban or shut down Leftist voices whether on social media or not. It is instead our aim to ensure an open and upfront debate in the marketplace of ideas.

Sooner or later [hopefully sooner] we can realize this aim, and a renewed hope for the future can come to light, with God’s help. As was said long ago, we should

pray as if everything depends on God, work as if everything depends on you.

Therefore, with redoubled effort and conviction, let us stridently stand and declare to the Left, “We object to you!” And let us lean upon the LORD who is with us to proclaim and act upon the truth.

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

Featured and Top Images courtesy of Chris Potter’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 1 courtesy of Dimitri Rodriguez’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 2 courtesy of Bronson Abbott’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 3 courtesy of Ivy Dawned’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 4 courtesy of Matthew Semrau’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License

All other sources linked or cited in the text

Originally published in TIL Journal

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The Inevitable Tyrannical Inequality of The Equality Act [Video][Update]

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a piece of legislation with the deceptive title of “The Equality Act.” This title is not simply an inaccurate representation of the act itself, it is, in fact, a large step toward codifying strict societal inequality.

HR-5 is the designation given to “The Equality Act,” which was passed on May 17, 2019, in the House. It now heads to the U.S. Senate where the prospects of passage are somewhat bleak.

However, this should not be taken as either the final word by the government nor as a solid victory if the legislation does not pass. HR-5 is a harmful expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes of people.

This effort is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly for the innocent victims of ‘trans-fraud’, the helpless children. Children whose lives will be needlessly traumatized and for almost half of them will result in death by their own hands.

Why Is This Happening Now?

This journal has recorded the steady progress of so-called ‘transgender rights’ movement in the current culture in several articles. What was once universally known as a serious mental illness has become enshrined as some sort of human ‘right’ in popular, leftist culture today.

The question which arises when considering the current in-your-face promotion of transgenderism is just how did this happen? Put another way, why is this complete about-face happening now, as compared to just seven years ago, when there was no political support for the issue and very little indication that the popular culture would embrace it?

Three key events since the end of 2012 which have enabled those in favor of ‘transgenderism’ to boldly crusade for a slice of the newly created additions to established human rights. The first was a little reported action in 2013 which granted a measure of legitimacy to ‘transgenderism.’

The Diagnostics and Statistics Manual is the “bible” of psychiatric diagnosis.

In the pre-2013 DSM-IV, anyone “identifying” as other than their biological gender had Gender Identity Disorder. As a “disorder,” it was a mental illness. Today, due to political and cultural pressure, the DSM-V calls this condition Gender Dysphoria. Such a classification is not considered a mental illness. Rather it is considered a kind of psychological discomfort and confusion. This is how mental illness can be masked as a difficult, but “normal,” reality.

18818913278_cea20fe699_mThe second was virtually a cultural event, well-publicized and celebrated on the Left. It was the revealing and popularizing of a very famous celebrity as a ‘transgendered’ person in 2015.

Transgenderism rocketed to social popularity with the ‘transition’ of Bruce Jenner from a male to appearing as the ‘female’ Caitlyn Jenner. He appeared on the cover of Vanity Fairmagazine’s, July 2015, issue. He was also celebrated on ESPN’s Espy Awards later in 2015. Since then he has greatly enhanced the cultural status of the transgender movement.

The third and final event was the granting of federal government approval of the ‘transgender rights’ cause. This was accomplished by former President Barack Obama in 2016.

The Obama administration is sending out an edict today [5/13/2016] to every school district in the country, insisting they open bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to all children, regardless of sex, or risk federal discrimination lawsuits and yanked federal funds. Schools must treat children as transgender and thus entitled to open facilities access as soon as parents say they are, not after a medical diagnosis or birth certificate change.

These events and a relentless campaign of Leftist intimidation and virtue-signaling have brought America to the “Equality Act.” The consequences of passing this tyrannical insanity are dire and reach far beyond sexuality and gender confusion.

Tyrannical Inequality Is Inevitable Under the “Equality Act”

Should the “Equality Act” become law, inequality and total tyranny will follow sooner rather than later. In fact, various forms of tyrannical behavior are afoot even now and it is targeting traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs.

One of the most recent examples of such action occurred this past Wednesday, June 12, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watch as a street preacher of the gospel is denied his freedom of speech and religion by the state.

Note that it was the peaceful preacher who was the victim of harassment and assault, yet he was the only one arrested. This demonstration of force by the police violated this man and his small group’s rights and manifested both tyranny and inequality by their unequal enforcement of the law.

This man was guilty of nothing except offering the gospel of Jesus Christ to a group of gay pride demonstrators. Perhaps the most salient point in the video was made by one Christian commenting to the camera after the pastor was arrested.

We did not form a mob, a mob was formed against us.

This is the consistent method of the Left on virtually any subject nowadays, especially concerning the LGBT issue. Form a “mob” of one kind or another and attack by emoting rather than engage in reasonable discussion.

46182496122_8560c4025d_mHowever, the facts, in this case, uphold the actions in the video, and we will see this descend upon America with force should the “Equality Act” become established as law. Here are some of the disastrous consequences that would follow.

  • the category of male or female) would be altered to include (undefined) “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” everywhere the word “sex” appears in federal non-discrimination law. …

  • It would force compliance of the radical (and lunatic) LGBT agenda into every person’s life – in businesses, public accommodations, jury selection, schools, hospitals and clinics, social life, even churches!

  • It writes into federal law radical concepts (“sexual orientation” and “gender identity”) and creates a protected class for people with a psychiatric disorder (“gender dysphoria”).

  • It gives only minimal, vague definitions for the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” guaranteeing that legal chaos will ensue. For example, many radicals consider pedophilia a “sexual orientation” – which could end up becoming protected!

  • Goodbye to freedom of religion on LGBT issues. Many have noted that religious speech critical of “sexual orientation and gender identity” could be considered unlawful discrimination. Not even churches will be exempt as they could be considered “public accommodations” (“a place or establishment that provides … gathering…; any establishment that provides a good, service, or program”).

The Most Vulnerable Are the Potential Victims

[Update] In another example of how far the Left will go to push the insanity of transgenderism, the exploitation of mentally handicapped individuals is not out-of-bounds for their malevolent agenda.

In a clip released by CNN you will see how the Left is now pushing Down Syndrome individuals into drag in order to make money off of them. We can tell the Down Syndrome people are not interested in the drag aspect, but enjoy the attention they get on stage. What the left is doing is absolutely disgusting and abusive for taking advantage of the weak in our society.

That video clip is now labeled as “no longer available,” and thank the LORD for that! I saw it two days ago but delayed the update for this reason. I work directly with mentally disabled people including some with Down Syndrome. When I first saw this, I was incensed and for a bit, my mind was filled with some unChristian thoughts toward the purveyors of this abuse! I needed to take that to prayer and let the LORD work on my attitude before I published this update.

Anyone who has followed the continual push for so-called ‘transgender rights’ knows that it is the most vulnerable among us, the children, who are the targeted victims. These advocates are not content with adults mutilating their bodies in obedience to signals from an ill mind.

670021031_931e226cdb_mThus it is the children who are placed as priority candidates for insane actions because mentally disturbed adults must justify their fetish-like obsession. These adults, in some cases even the parents are, wittingly or no, targeting their toddlers for the destruction of their psyche and a short-lived, hellish existence on earth.

Why would any truly loving parent visit this on their young children? The answer is that no loving parent in their right mind would subject their children to such abuse.

A prime example of this is taking place now in the U.K. where a mentally ill couple is engaged in helping their 5-year-old son ‘transition’ to become a girl. This couple consists of a 21-year-old heterosexual woman and her companion, a 27-year-old woman named “Greg” who has ‘transitioned’ to the appearance of a man.

Greg claims their five-year-old son is “adamant she is a girl,” citing the boy’s affinity for dressing up as a princess from the popular Disney film “Frozen.” “They say it’s cruel we let her wear a dress but is it not more cruel to do nothing when you’ve got a kid who’s so adamant she’s a girl she’s ripping her hair off and banging her head off the walls?” said Greg.

What seems obvious is that this child of only five years has imagined he wants to become a girl and the ‘parents’ have never discouraged this, in fact, they have only encouraged and strengthened his nascent resolve. The instability and insecurity of the adults are condemning this child to a horrible life without a chance of even experiencing childhood.

Moreover, sane and loving parents would respond to this boy’s angry displays with a firm hand and the hair-pulling and head-banging would cease. If the behavior continued afterward, the next step would be to seek medical help and treatment for possible mental illness from a responsible doctor who knows the facts about children’s whims.

…the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress.

However, that will never happen because it would mean the parents would have to admit that they themselves are mentally ill and are inflicting their illness upon the child. Moreover, in the U.K. transgender ‘rights’ advocates are celebrated both politically and culturally dooming the boy ‘Jayden’ to grow up under enormous pressure to follow-though and begin harmful hormone treatments in a few years even if he changed his mind and decided against ‘transitioning.’ 

This is not a problem confined to Europe. There are various examples of such sentiment in America as well, as I wrote in a previous post.

There are also some in America specifically targeting children as young as 4 years old. This tactic began to surface about 3 years ago in custody battles during divorce proceedings.

Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. …“…first began hearing from distraught parents in this situation in 2016 and in 2017, I heard from seven families in as many different states in this situation. In all but one case the child was a 15 year-old girl who never had any sexual identity confusion prior to her parent’s divorce,” Cretella said. “The other case involved 4-year-old triplet boys whose mother desperately wanted a girl. The mother was a psychologist herself and had cross-dressed one of the boys for two years, insisting that it was his idea. In each of the seven cases the guardian ad litems and judges removed the right to medical consent and/or custody from the parent who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”

Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are not well-studied and thus the harmful side effects are also not well-known. The physical damage of these potent and potentially dangerous drugs was not considered by the judges or the mother in this case.

6936743236_8ec5a03b63_mIt is noteworthy that the punishment from the judge was aimed at the guardians or parents “who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”! States ranging from California to South Dakota have presented legislation which would make empower insanity and make normal, loving parents outlaws pitted against their children.

The “Equality Act” would ensure this disturbing behavior as legal nationwide and doom children as young as three or four to the vicious whims of adults who cannot grapple with biological realities. Parents who object would watch the child ripped from their arms and placed with others who were more in line with the Left and its demented views.

Our society has now come to a point of no return, a cultural crossing of the Rubicon with the ‘transgender’ movement and its implications. The “Equality Act” must be defeated in the Senate and if it [heaven forbid] reaches the President’s desk, it must be vetoed.

If not, there may come a time very soon when Christians of conscience will have to defy the law in order to save children and show the better way of Christ to them and to the lost and disturbed adults involved as well.

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:13-14 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

Featured and Top Image courtesy of Senate Democrats Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 1 courtesy of Mike Mozart’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 2 courtesy of Andy Michael’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 3 courtesy of Todd Huffman’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License
Inset Image 4 courtesy of OhLizz’s Flickr page – Creative Commons License

All other sources linked or cited in the text

Originally published in TIL Journal

 

The Inevitable Tyrannical Inequality of The Equality Act [Video]

Equality Act LGBT

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a piece of legislation with the deceptive title of “The Equality Act.” This title is not simply an inaccurate representation of the act itself, it is, in fact, a large step toward codifying strict societal inequality.

HR-5 is the designation given to “The Equality Act,” which was passed on May 17, 2019, in the House. It now heads to the U.S. Senate where the prospects of passage are somewhat bleak.

However, this should not be taken as either the final word by the government nor as a solid victory if the legislation does not pass. HR-5 is a harmful expansion of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes of people.

This effort is extremely dangerous and potentially deadly for the innocent victims of ‘trans-fraud’, the helpless children. Children whose lives will be needlessly traumatized and for almost half of them will result in death by their own hands.

Why Is This Happening Now?

This journal has recorded the steady progress of so-called ‘transgender rights’ movement in the current culture in several articles. What was once universally known as a serious mental illness has become enshrined as some sort of human ‘right’ in popular, leftist culture today.

The question which arises when considering the current in-your-face promotion of transgenderism is just how did this happen? Put another way, why is this complete about-face happening now, as compared to just seven years ago, when there was no political support for the issue and very little indication that the popular culture would embrace it?

Three key events since the end of 2012 which have enabled those in favor of ‘transgenderism’ to boldly crusade for a slice of the newly created additions to established human rights. The first was a little reported action in 2013 which granted a measure of legitimacy to ‘transgenderism.’

The Diagnostics and Statistics Manual is the “bible” of psychiatric diagnosis.

In the pre-2013 DSM-IV, anyone “identifying” as other than their biological gender had Gender Identity Disorder. As a “disorder,” it was a mental illness. Today, due to political and cultural pressure, the DSM-V calls this condition Gender Dysphoria. Such a classification is not considered a mental illness. Rather it is considered a kind of psychological discomfort and confusion. This is how mental illness can be masked as a difficult, but “normal,” reality.

18818913278_cea20fe699_mThe second was virtually a cultural event, well-publicized and celebrated on the Left. It was the revealing and popularizing of a very famous celebrity as a ‘transgendered’ person in 2015.

Transgenderism rocketed to social popularity with the ‘transition’ of Bruce Jenner from a male to appearing as the ‘female’ Caitlyn Jenner. He appeared on the cover of Vanity Fairmagazine’s, July 2015, issue. He was also celebrated on ESPN’s Espy Awards later in 2015. Since then he has greatly enhanced the cultural status of the transgender movement.

The third and final event was the granting of federal government approval of the ‘transgender rights’ cause. This was accomplished by former President Barack Obama in 2016.

The Obama administration is sending out an edict today [5/13/2016] to every school district in the country, insisting they open bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers to all children, regardless of sex, or risk federal discrimination lawsuits and yanked federal funds. Schools must treat children as transgender and thus entitled to open facilities access as soon as parents say they are, not after a medical diagnosis or birth certificate change.

These events and a relentless campaign of Leftist intimidation and virtue-signaling have brought America to the “Equality Act.” The consequences of passing this tyrannical insanity are dire and reach far beyond sexuality and gender confusion.

Tyrannical Inequality Is Inevitable Under the “Equality Act”

Should the “Equality Act” become law, inequality and total tyranny will follow sooner rather than later. In fact, various forms of tyrannical behavior are afoot even now and it is targeting traditional Judeo-Christian beliefs.

One of the most recent examples of such action occurred this past Wednesday, June 12, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Watch as a street preacher of the gospel is denied his freedom of speech and religion by the state.

Note that it was the peaceful preacher who was the victim of harassment and assault, yet he was the only one arrested. This demonstration of force by the police violated this man and his small group’s rights and manifested both tyranny and inequality by their unequal enforcement of the law.

This man was guilty of nothing except offering the gospel of Jesus Christ to a group of gay pride demonstrators. Perhaps the most salient point in the video was made by one Christian commenting to the camera after the pastor was arrested.

We did not form a mob, a mob was formed against us.

This is the consistent method of the Left on virtually any subject nowadays, especially concerning the LGBT issue. Form a “mob” of one kind or another and attack by emoting rather than engage in reasonable discussion.

46182496122_8560c4025d_mHowever, the facts, in this case, uphold the actions in the video, and we will see this descend upon America with force should the “Equality Act” become established as law. Here are some of the disastrous consequences that would follow.

  • the category of male or female) would be altered to include (undefined) “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” everywhere the word “sex” appears in federal non-discrimination law. …

  • It would force compliance of the radical (and lunatic) LGBT agenda into every person’s life – in businesses, public accommodations, jury selection, schools, hospitals and clinics, social life, even churches!

  • It writes into federal law radical concepts (“sexual orientation” and “gender identity”) and creates a protected class for people with a psychiatric disorder (“gender dysphoria”).

  • It gives only minimal, vague definitions for the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” guaranteeing that legal chaos will ensue. For example, many radicals consider pedophilia a “sexual orientation” – which could end up becoming protected!

  • Goodbye to freedom of religion on LGBT issues. Many have noted that religious speech critical of “sexual orientation and gender identity” could be considered unlawful discrimination. Not even churches will be exempt as they could be considered “public accommodations” (“a place or establishment that provides … gathering…; any establishment that provides a good, service, or program”).

The Most Vulnerable Are the Potential Victims

Anyone who has followed the continual push for so-called ‘transgender rights’ knows that it is the most vulnerable among us, the children, who are the targeted victims. These advocates are not content with adults mutilating their bodies in obedience to signals from an ill mind.

670021031_931e226cdb_mThus it is the children who are placed as priority candidates for insane actions because mentally disturbed adults must justify their fetish-like obsession. These adults, in some cases even the parents are, wittingly or no, targeting their toddlers for the destruction of their psyche and a short-lived, hellish existence on earth.

Why would any truly loving parent visit this on their young children? The answer is that no loving parent in their right mind would subject their children to such abuse.

A prime example of this is taking place now in the U.K. where a mentally ill couple is engaged in helping their 5-year-old son ‘transition’ to become a girl. This couple consists of a 21-year-old heterosexual woman and her companion, a 27-year-old woman named “Greg” who has ‘transitioned’ to the appearance of a man.

Greg claims their five-year-old son is “adamant she is a girl,” citing the boy’s affinity for dressing up as a princess from the popular Disney film “Frozen.” “They say it’s cruel we let her wear a dress but is it not more cruel to do nothing when you’ve got a kid who’s so adamant she’s a girl she’s ripping her hair off and banging her head off the walls?” said Greg.

What seems obvious is that this child of only five years has imagined he wants to become a girl and the ‘parents’ have never discouraged this, in fact, they have only encouraged and strengthened his nascent resolve. The instability and insecurity of the adults are condemning this child to a horrible life without a chance of even experiencing childhood.

Moreover, sane and loving parents would respond to this boy’s angry displays with a firm hand and the hair-pulling and head-banging would cease. If the behavior continued afterward, the next step would be to seek medical help and treatment for possible mental illness from a responsible doctor who knows the facts about children’s whims.

…the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology admits that prior to the widespread promotion of transition affirmation, 75 to 95 percent of pre-pubertal children who were distressed by their biological sex eventually outgrew that distress.

However, that will never happen because it would mean the parents would have to admit that they themselves are mentally ill and are inflicting their illness upon the child. Moreover, in the U.K. transgender ‘rights’ advocates are celebrated both politically and culturally dooming the boy ‘Jayden’ to grow up under enormous pressure to follow-though and begin harmful hormone treatments in a few years even if he changed his mind and decided against ‘transitioning.’ 

This is not a problem confined to Europe. There are various examples of such sentiment in America as well, as I wrote in a previous post.

There are also some in America specifically targeting children as young as 4 years old. This tactic began to surface about 3 years ago in custody battles during divorce proceedings.

Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians. …“…first began hearing from distraught parents in this situation in 2016 and in 2017, I heard from seven families in as many different states in this situation. In all but one case the child was a 15 year-old girl who never had any sexual identity confusion prior to her parent’s divorce,” Cretella said. “The other case involved 4-year-old triplet boys whose mother desperately wanted a girl. The mother was a psychologist herself and had cross-dressed one of the boys for two years, insisting that it was his idea. In each of the seven cases the guardian ad litems and judges removed the right to medical consent and/or custody from the parent who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”

Puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones are not well-studied and thus the harmful side effects are also not well-known. The physical damage of these potent and potentially dangerous drugs was not considered by the judges or the mother in this case.

6936743236_8ec5a03b63_mIt is noteworthy that the punishment from the judge was aimed at the guardians or parents “who objected to transition with puberty blockers and hormones.”! States ranging from California to South Dakota have presented legislation which would make empower insanity and make normal, loving parents outlaws pitted against their children.

The “Equality Act” would ensure this disturbing behavior as legal nationwide and doom children as young as three or four to the vicious whims of adults who cannot grapple with biological realities. Parents who object would watch the child ripped from their arms and placed with others who were more in line with the Left and its demented views.

Our society has now come to a point of no return, a cultural crossing of the Rubicon with the ‘transgender’ movement and its implications. The “Equality Act” must be defeated in the Senate and if it [heaven forbid] reaches the President’s desk, it must be vetoed.

If not, there may come a time very soon when Christians of conscience will have to defy the law in order to save children and show the better way of Christ to them and to the lost and disturbed adults involved as well.

Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:13-14 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

Featured and Top Image courtesy of Senate Democrats Flickr page – Creative Commons License
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The “Overlord” Factor: 75 Years Later [Video]

The 'Overlord' Factor: 75 Years Later

Landing on Omaha beach in Normandy, June 6, 1944

Thursday, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe by the Allied forces in World War II. That monumental battle, code-named “Operation Overlord,” was the definitive turning point which led to the total defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich less than one year later.

The invasion was the result of many months of meticulous planning combined with fortuitous events both in the battlefield arena and the political atmospheres of both the Allied and Axis powers. The victory at the beaches of Normandy was also the result of incredible valor by the warriors who fought against the heinous enemy, thousands of whom gave their lives and are today memorialized on those very beaches.

However, with all of these factors put together, on the very eve of launching this enormous attack, it looked like “Overlord” might not be carried out at all. It required a last-minute and very small window of a mini-weather-miracle for “D-Day” to go forward.

The Planning, Peril, and Politics of “Overlord”

D-Day

Planning for the D-Day invasion formerly began in June of 1943, after the May 1943 “Trident Conference.” Prior to then, there was much disagreement between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin Roosevelt about launching an invasion at all.

Churchill at first did not favor a massive invasion force taking the fight directly to Hitler’s forces. He instead wanted to conduct a campaign of smaller attacks against the Nazis from the sea.

The Trident Conference in May 1943 featured another confrontation over the invasion of Europe. This time, Roosevelt got his way (for the most part): Churchill committed Britain to an invasion of France by May 1944. There was little to the agreement other than a very loose timetable and the questions of who, where, how and when were left very open.

However, the cooperation between the allies, especially when dealing with Russia as the other large country against the Axis powers, was initially rocky at best. The one, unshakeable factor that united them all was summed up by Roosevelt’s announcement at the Casablanca Conference in January of 1943.

FDR made a surprise declaration at the conference that this war would only end with the “unconditional surrender,” of Germany. Both Churchill and Stalin agreed with that goal.

The third nation of the Axis, Italy, had already begun to crumble and later in 1943, they would surrender. This made both the opportunity and urgency for an invasion paramount.

A successful landing and foothold in France would force Hitler into a two-front war. An eventual allied victory was assured from that point on.

The Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, American General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was responsible for the military planning and execution of “Operation Overlord.” The success of the plan was basically dependant on two things.

It had to be a surprise attack, and it had to be an attack with overwhelming force. How the D-Day invasion was planned and conducted is summarized well in the following video from Prager University.

 

The Legacy of D-Day

The legacy of D-Day is multi-faceted to be sure, however, perhaps the most important facet is discovered by something President Roosevelt had in mind when he determined that Germany must submit to “unconditional surrender.”

Roosevelt pushed for unconditional surrender to avoid the political mixup that followed the First World War. In 1918 Germany sued for peace on the basis of Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points, but the Versailles Treaty proved much harsher. This fostered the “stab in the back” myth in Germany that helped bring Hitler to power. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin agreed that this time the Germans should have no illusions and no excuses.

D-DayWorld War II was the first truly worldwide war. Every continent was touched even if not directly attacked during the conflict, which was not the case during the First World War.

It was also a ‘last of its kind’ war, in several ways. One; WWII was the last war in which America participated that could claim a complete and decisive victory.

Two; WWII was the last declared war America has fought. Three; It was the last war before the creation of the United Nations.

By the way, I don’t believe those three are unconnected, especially considering the current nature of the U.N. Finally, WWII was the first, last, and only war requiring the use of nuclear weapons to secure its end.

World War II began only 21 years after the end of the First World War! It has now been almost 75 years and counting since the end of the Second World War.

While that is a good piece of news, it should not deceive us. Terrible, though smaller, conflicts all over the globe are still happening.

Moreover, for the past two decades, we have been both fighting against and witness to horrific jihadist terror campaigns worldwide. No, WWII did not teach us to never fight in a war again.

Perhaps the greatest legacy of D-Day is what I call the “Overlord” factor. The invasion was the first action to back up the statement that only unconditional surrender was acceptable and only a complete allied victory would rightly end the war.

Any other result cheapened the sacrifice of blood spent on the battlefield. War is too serious and destructive to be conducted hoping the enemy will negotiate.

Which is why war must only be considered after all other alternatives are exhausted, including negotiation. The single acceptable negotiation in a real war is the surrender of the enemy.

D-Day put feet to the axiom of General Douglas MacArthur that in war,

There is no substitute for victory.

Many of us might never see the likes of another worldwide conflict in our lifetimes. However, I feel confident that another “world war” is coming and it will truly be the ‘war to end all wars,’ for it will mark the return of Christ and the ultimate final victory over the enemy of our souls.

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” Revelation 11:18 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

The World in the 20th Century, vol. 1, The Rage of Nations, by Edward R. Kantowicz, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1999
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer, Simon and Schuster, N.Y., 1960

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Mueller Confirms His Anti-Trump Bias With His Own Mouth and More [Video]

Mueller impeachment

Special Counsel Robert Mueller made a short public statement on May 29, 2019, which confirmed the Leftist bias of the Russia ‘investigation’ and of his report. Moreover, he banished all doubt of his personal bias against the President of the United States and passed the baton to Congress to complete the attempt to destroy him.

The most remarkable part of this was that Mueller did all of that with one sentence.

If we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.

To the Leftist press and anyone else who believes this is somehow a plausible accusation against Trump, I would ask this question. Doe’s anyone seriously believe that if Mueller’s team did have confidence the president committed a crime, they wouldn’t have said so?

It would have been shouted from every Leftist media outlet in the world! Which, after the most thorough and hostile of investigations over two years, clearly means Mueller was indeed confident that no crime had been committed.

In other words, we couldn’t find Trump guilty of anything, but that doesn’t mean he should be considered innocent. First of all, this turns the millennia of civilized jurisprudence on its head by assuming that the individual must prove he is innocent, rather than making the state prove he is guilty.

Secondly, this gives verbal confirmation of what most conservatives have known all along, Mueller and his cohorts are Leftist anti-Trump zealots and are hopelessly and dangerously bias.

Mueller’s Investigation Was Tainted from the Start

Mueller and impeachmentWhen Mueller became the Special Counsel in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election he put together a very select team of 16 lawyers to help carry it out. 13 of those were Democrats, and 3 have no political affiliation. Mueller himself is an anti-Trump Republican, of that there is now no reasonable doubt.

Thus the very makeup of Mueller’s team manifested a conflict of interest and exhibited Leftist anti-Trump bias at the beginning. Many prominent conservative commentators have mentioned this concern before, and the President himself recently mentioned that, in addition to another interesting fact about Mueller being turned down for the FBI Director’s job.

Robert Mueller came to the Oval Office (along with other potential candidates) seeking to be named the Director of the FBI. He had already been in that position for 12 years, I told him NO. The next day he was named Special Counsel – A total Conflict of Interest. NICE!

Over two years ago this whole fiasco was launched into motion by a blatantly anti-Trump panel of lawyers out to take down the President of the United States. Yet, despite their best [or worst] efforts, they couldn’t accomplish that task for the Left.

Mueller and impeachmentOnce the Mueller report was fully released six weeks ago the Leftmedia could no longer provide any semblance of cover for failing to destroy Trump. The accurate ruling of no evidence of collusion or obstruction by the Trump campaign or Trump himself had dashed their flimsy hopes of defeating their mortal enemy.

Moreover, some of what was revealed cast grave suspicion upon the FBI in particular. Enough to raise the eyebrows of Attorney General William Barr and cause him to begin an investigation into the investigators.

This, along with the upcoming Justice Department Inspector General’s report which is expected to have bad news for the FBI, put real pressure on the anti-Trump Left. Enough pressure to scuttle their hopes to defeat President Trump in 2020.

Well never fear dear anti-Trumpers because your hero ‘Bobby boy’ Mueller came riding to the rescue with his one-and-only public statement [maybe?] about this. In effect, he opines, I couldn’t do what you and I both wanted, but I can help you punish this dastardly, horrible president.

Mueller Passes the ‘Impeachment’ Baton

It appears that Mueller, who also announced the closing of the office of Special Counsel and his return to private practice in his statement, gave his final gift to the Left with the suggestion of impeaching President Trump. However this may seem, it was not a move born of desperation, but a deliberate and planned effort on Mueller’s part.

The introduction to the volume two of our report explains that decision. It explains that under long-standing department policy a president cannot be charged with a federal crime while he is in office. That is unconstitutional. …Charging the president with a crime was, therefore, not an option we could consider. …the constitution requires a process other than the criminal justice system to formally accuse a sitting president of wrongdoing.

Mueller and impeachmentThe ‘process’ Mueller means is, of course, impeachment by the House of Representatives. In effect, Mueller is saying to his fellow anti-Trumpers, I’ve done my part, now it’s your part to finish the job of destroying President Trump.

Understand that Mueller already knew from the beginning that he couldn’t actually charge the president with a crime because he wasn’t conducting a criminal investigation in the first place. He didn’t even charge the Russians because he knew he couldn’t so he sent their cases to the District Court of Washington D.C. for legal indictment.

That indictment was filed officially in February of 2018 under this heading.

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA …

INDICTMENT

The Grand Jury for the District of Columbia charges:

Mueller also knew from the start that his investigation would never take down Trump on its own. He knew that his real job was to provide impeachment fodder for the Democrats going into the 2020 election cycle.

The reactions of the Left politicos and the Leftmedia, as Tucker Carlson pointed out, show that Mueller was successful in passing on the impeachment baton. The clamor for impeaching President Trump is now at an all-time high in those quarters, thanks to Robert Mueller.

Now that this baton has been passed, we will see if the House will run with it. I believe they will try, and they will make the attempt relatively soon.

The Left really has no choice but to go for impeachment before the 2020 election if they do it at all. Otherwise, they will have to live with four more years of a renewed Trump administration advancing American greatness, and for them, that thought is anathema.

So, get ready for the impeachment show, America. I hope and pray that in the midst of this dangerous foolishness, the majority of the country may see the real Leftist agenda of destruction displayed as never before and reject it completely.

The wise lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near. Proverbs 10:14 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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A Behavioral Experiment: Predicting the Pro-Abortion Left’s Response to Alabama and Company [Video]

Scientist.article.5.23.2019

There has been a number of states who recently passed measures to severely limit and outlaw abortion. These pro-life laws have brought down the wrath of the Leftists who favor abortion at all times and for any reason.

The most controversial of these so far is the new Alabama law criminalizing abortion except for saving the life of the mother. With this and other such activities in mind, I decided to conduct an experiment concerning Leftist’s mindsets on abortion and see if they really were as easy to predict as I surmised.

This experiment was conducted in two steps. First, I drew from my experience in the pro-life movement for 36 years and predicted seven reactions from the Left to this law in advance. Then I compared my predictions to the actual responses represented by 10 articles either giving the Leftist response or pieces talking about multiple responses.

Predicting the Predictable

Leftist, pro-abortion

My predictions took the form of generalizations, as I had no way of knowing in advance the precise wording which was used in the articles. Here are my seven prognostications of Leftist responses to the new pro-life legislation in states such as Alabama and Georgia.

1.) In at least one article, [and likely many] the response that the new law is attempting to regulate women’s bodies will be mentioned.
2.) Ditto for one or more mentions that the law is a threat to Roe v. Wade.
3.)There will be false assertions of what the law actually requires.
4.) In some manner, the humanity of the unborn child will be denied.
5.) It will be asserted that the law will harm women.
6.) Trump will be criticized because he is pro-life.
7.) The ‘far-right’ and/or the ‘religious right,’ will be blamed and scorned.

I made these predictions at 8:51AM, CDT,  on May 18, 2019. I realize that the reader will have no way of knowing for certain that I didn’t read the article responses ahead of time except for my word that I didn’t do so.

However, besides my assurance, when the results are tabulated it should bolster my claims… I hope. I returned to the experiment for part two on 5/21/2019 and checked on how my predictions panned out.

The results are calculated by number for each source that was cited. Whether or not a particular prediction was actually used more than once in an article was not noted, merely counted as one ‘fulfillment’ of a prediction.

It should be noted that this is far from any kind of scientific survey. I selected 10 examples only, which is insufficient for any definitive conclusion according to statistical science.

I suggest, however, that even this small sample could be expanded over a longer period of time with more responses and the results would vary only slightly. More importantly, even this smattering of evidence reveals the priorities and motivations of the Left when they try to argue for a woman’s ‘right to choose.’

Each example of at least one predicted response is noted in the list below. I read each article and recorded the instances when a predicted Leftist reaction/response occurred and assigning it a number from my list of 7.

218px-Protesting_Illinois_6th_District_Republican_Congressman_Peter_Roskam_Chicago_Illinois_7-26-18_2843_(42951185284)In other words, in the first article, I found at least one example of my number 2 prediction that the new laws would be seen as a threat to Roe v. Wade. This ‘raw data’ if you will, is compiled and analyzed afterward, as will be seen.

1.) From a Reuters story, 5/16/2019: Responses 2, 4, and 6 were shown in this.  https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-abortion-republicans-idUSKCN1SM2KL

2.) From a Washington Post story, 5/15/2019: Responses 2, 4, 5, and 6 occurred here. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/democratic-2020-candidates-warn-roe-v-wade-at-stake-after-alabama-abortion-bans-passage/2019/05/15/f4f77c7a-7719-11e9-bd25-c989555e7766_story.html?utm_term=.9f0f3f2842b3

3.) From Townhall.com story about the reactions 5/16/2019: Responses 1, 2, and 4 are used in this example.   https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2019/05/17/democrats-unhinged-over-alabamas-abortion-bill-n2546477

4.) From a NY Times article on 5/14/2019: This uses predicted responses 2 and 5  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/14/us/abortion-law-alabama.html

5.) From a NY Times ‘op-ed’ with a pro-abortion actress, 5/15/2019: Here we find responses 1, 4, and 5.  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/15/style/busy-philipps-abortion-youknowme.html?  action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

6.) From an article concerning Leftist talking points on “The Federalist” site highlighting social media posts from the pro-abort crowd: Here it can be seen that points 1, 2, 4, and 5 are used.  https://thefederalist.com/2019/05/17/many-pro-choice-talking-points-border-propaganda/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=215d30f116-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-215d30f116-84040107

7.)From a National Review article concerning NPR’s rules for discussing abortion: Predicted response number 4 is mentioned.  https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/nprs-abortion-rules/

8.)From a May 19, 2019 ‘Intellectual Conservative’ article on leftist reactions: Here predictions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 can be found. http://www.intellectualconservative.com/the-progressives-socialist-anti-science-on-abortion/

9.)From a May 21, 2019, Townhall Article on a pro-abortion rally in D.C.: Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are featured. https://townhall.com/tipsheet/bethbaumann/2019/05/21/pro-abortionists-held-a-stopthebans-rally-outside-the-supreme-court-heres-what-n2546698?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=05/22/2019&bcid=8620a513a8eac12722df4b6aed35298b&recip=27779030

10.)From May 21, 2019, on ‘Twitchy.com’ about the pro-abort protest in D.C.: This piece featured responses 1, 3, 4, and 5. https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2019/05/21/wtf-is-she-smoking-dem-rep-jackie-speier-takes-a-page-from-aocs-book-to-argue-for-abortion-rights-video/?utm_source=twtydaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&bcid=8620a513a8eac12722df4b6aed35298b

Results and Some Surprises

Leftist, Pro-abortionThe results of this ‘experiment’ yielded a mixed bag of the expected and the surprising among the pro-abort Left’s responses.

All of the predicted responses appeared at least once. However, the top four responses are revealing about the mindset of the Leftists as these give vital clues to what they consider most important in the abortion battle.

The highest frequency pro-abort response among those I had predicted was number ‘4.) In some manner, the humanity of the unborn child will be denied.’  In 9 of the 10 examples, this response was observed.

The next most frequent Leftist response was number ‘2.) …mentions that the law is a threat to Roe v. Wade.’ This was used in 7 different pieces.

The third most frequent response was recorded 6 times in two different articles. First is prediction ‘1.) In at least one article, [and likely many] the response that the new law is attempting to regulate women’s bodies will be mentioned’ which is tied with response number ‘5.) It will be asserted that the law will harm women.’

The other three predicted responses had a large drop in stating what I assumed they would. Only 3 pieces used predicted reaction number ‘3.) There will be false assertions of what the law actually requires.’ Two articles used the number 6 prediction that ‘Trump will be criticized because he is pro-life.’

The most unexpected result to this author was that only one response used number 7.) The ‘far-right’ and/or the ‘religious right,’ will be blamed and scorned. In some cases responses that I should have predicted also appear in these articles I examined.

One of those is the false claim that the Bible and Christianity are supportive of abortion, which was cited in at least one case. This journal has covered that claim in a number of past articles.

Another false claim from the Left that I should have expected was the accusation that these laws are a reflection of ‘racism’ on the part of conservatives. The racism claim did surface, however, I did not record the number of times it appeared.

In The Final Analysis

From this small experiment, we can only make limited assumptions rather than hard conclusions. Yet, these assumptions are not without merit and can be instructive to gain some understanding of the destructive worldview that pro-abort Leftists embrace, in order to rightly oppose its evil design.

Of course, the pro-abort Left could as easily make predictions about the pro-life responses to these new state laws concerning abortion. I would concede that, however, I also would stress that one side is predictable for its object to preserve life, while the other is staunch in a campaign to destroy life.

Leftist, pro-abortion

If the frequency of occurrence indicates importance, the factor the pro-abort Left considers most important is that the humanity of the unborn is denied always, regardless of the truth. The pro-abortion mindset is that above all else and at any cost, it cannot be admitted that the unborn child is a living human being.

The second most important point is that Roe v. Wade must be untouchable. Roe v. Wade is the Left’s symbolic Holy Grail and it is considered a sacred validation of an absolute right.

The problem with that position is the history of bad precedent from the U.S. Supreme Court, namely the 1857 “Dred Scott” decision. “Roe” has been compared many times with this infamous SCOTUS ruling which enshrined the institution of slavery as a supposed constitutional ‘right’.

The comparison is from a different era and addresses a different issue, but the point is the same. That point being that just because the SCOTUS makes a ruling does not automatically create a newly-imagined Constitutional right.

The third item on the pro-abortion acolytes’ list of most cherished beliefs is that pro-life advocates wish to regulate and control women’s bodies. Any threat to the full legalization without exception of abortion on demand is a perceived threat to a woman’s bodily autonomy, and therefore must be opposed.

The final important finding is that abortion is portrayed as good for women’s ‘health,’ while any other solution to a pregnancy, including birth, is harmful to women. This fiction is peddled constantly and is easily refuted by many facts, not the least of which is this, as Anna Paprocki writes in the Federalist,

There is no federal abortion reporting requirement. Even the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute acknowledges that the current “patchwork of surveillance efforts” relies on “incomplete” reports from states and that California—estimated to account for 17 percent, or one out of every six abortions in the country—is one of three states that “do not report to the CDC at all.” Guttmacher uses voluntary reporting from abortionists, filtered through its own ideological lens, which fails to fill these gaping holes.

The following video demonstrates the use of these four beliefs employed by the pro-abort Left in a brief debate recently shown on CNN.

The desperation of the Leftist pro-aborts is evident from the blatant denial of reality especially on the part of the woman in the video, as well as the deflection of the host. For example, Cuomo is correct when he says that no states currently allow for the killing of a child already born in an attempted abortion.

However, he also fails to mention that Virginia recently tried to pass such a law which was proposed in January of this year. The law failed to pass in that state, but it is a harbinger of things to come if Leftists have their way.

America must make the choice to embrace either life or death and in doing so embrace either God’s curse or His blessings. The lovers of abortion today are clearly favoring a choice of death without understanding the terrible consequences that will follow.

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live.  Deuteronomy 30:19 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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The Mueller Collusion Circus Theatre of the Absurd [Video]

Collusion Obstruction

Since the release of the Mueller report the Leftist political-media mafia in America has behaved like a teen caught altering an F to an A. In other words, they are being true to character, especially during the era of President Trump.

The Left is increasingly at a loss to provide actual reasons for opposing the President now that the Mueller boogeyman has been defeated. For two years these fanatical miscreants have awakened each morning and offered obeisance to the office of the special counsel only to find their fervent prayers to that idol unanswered.

In spite of all of their spite, President Trump remains in office and moreover has done an outstanding job on behalf of the American people. All the while, this President has labored against unprecedented opposition both in the Congress and the Judiciary, as well as virulent and truly ugly Leftmedia hatred.

How is the Left handling the revelation that President Trump did not collude with the Russians, or anyone else, to ‘fix’ the 2016 election? They are handling it with all the immaturity and obtuse deflection of a toddler, which is what has come to be expected these days.

The Mueller Collusion Circus headlines the political ‘theatre of the absurd,’ in 2019. It is a classic comedy of errors, which is to say it is a tragedy, in two acts.

Act 1: The Collusion Delusion

Collusion ObstructionIt has now been almost two months since Attorney General William Barr released his four-page summary of the Mueller report. The immediate reaction from the Left to its release was twofold.

The most common response was along the lines of, “we have to see the whole report because we think you, the AG, are a partisan liar.” This was a typical quote from the political spectrum.

his letter leaves more questions than answers. A sanitized summary from Trump’s hand-picked bodyguard is not acceptable. Barr has his finger on the scale to protect Trump. The full report should be released immediately,” Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., D-N.J., in a tweet. [italics added]

AG Barr was more than accommodating to the demands and has presented the full, over 400 page Mueller report, at the beginning of May with as much material revealed as is legally allowable. Yet that was not enough for the Leftists, and they demanded the AG actually break the law or he should be held in contempt of Congress for… umm…not breaking the law! Rep. Jarrold Nadler [D-NY] was,

“…asking in a subpoena for Attorney General Barr to break the law or else he would hold him in contempt,”… After voting to hold Barr in contempt, the New York Democrat told reporters that he and his fellow Democrats “did not relish” holding the attorney general in contempt for not turning over the entire fully unredacted special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and its underlying evidence, but felt they “had no choice.”

There is a particular phrase here that can easily be ignored but is extremely important in determining the intentions of Leftists in Congress. Nadler said that they wanted not simply the unredacted Mueller report, but also ‘its underlying evidence.’

Obstruction collusionThe ‘underlying evidence’ refers to the over 1 million documents provided to the special counsel during his investigation. This generates a natural question, ‘Why would they want so many documents?’

The answer would be that those documents spread over six congressional committees and their staff would most likely be leaked to the Leftmedia in a desperate attempt to try and damage Trump in 2020. When one considers that an illegal leak from former FBI Director James Comey started the absurdity circus rolling, Trump was both prudent and justified by exerting executive privilege over that material.

“The Attorney General has been transparent and accommodating throughout this process, including by releasing the no-collusion, no-conspiracy, no-obstruction Mueller Report to the public and offering to testify before the Committee. These attempts to work with the Committee have been flatly rejected. They didn’t like the results of the report, and now they want a redo,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday. “Faced with Chairman Nadler’s blatant abuse of power, and at the Attorney General’s request, the President has no other option than to make a protective assertion of executive privilege.”

However, many on the Left also realize that the Russia collusion angle isn’t working especially since the Mueller investigation produced no charges from it. Thus, they are moving forward in another direction linked to the second half of the Mueller tome, that the President somehow obstructed justice by trying to stop the investigation, cue Act 2.

Act 2: The Obstruction Construction

Russia collusionSince the collusion story doesn’t pass muster, the Left is more focused at present with the idea that President Trump interfered in some manner with the Mueller investigation, and that this constitutes obstruction of justice. However, there remain two very large facts that negate this construction of obstruction.

The most obvious fact is what is missing from either part of the Mueller report. There are no charges for obstruction recommended in it.

If the Mueller team could have found actual obstruction of justice, does anyone believe they would not have recommended charges? Moreover, since we are not now watching the impeachment proceedings against President Trump it is safe to assume no obstruction occurred.

However, it has been noted on the Left that though Trump did not fire the special counsel, he thought about it. Yet, upon advice from his chief counsel Don McGhan, the President changed his mind.

Trump asked McGahn if he would talk to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (who has authority over the special counsel) about it …McGahn, though, told the president in no uncertain terms that firing Mueller – the head of the probe into possible collusion by Trump associates with Moscow – would be a horrible idea and blow up in his face, the source said. Trump took McGahn’s advice and dropped active consideration of firing Mueller

Russia collusion, obstructionSo …Trump was justifiably upset at being railroaded on a false accusation of “collusion” and being roasted by the Leftmedia and wanted to fire Mueller but instead took the wise advice of his staff and he is to be punished for that!? By the way, even if he had fired Mueller, it still wouldn’t be obstruction because the investigation would have continued with someone else in charge.

The second large fact which destroys the accusation of obstruction of justice is that “collusion” is not a crime. Thus, the Mueller investigation was not a criminal investigation which means there should never have been a special counsel appointed at all!

The Russia investigation is instead a counterintelligence investigation. Such investigations are designed to gather information about suspected harmful activities against the nation, and not to bring criminal charges.

Former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy writes,

It is worth repeating that the Russia investigation is a counterintelligence probe; it was not a judicial proceeding or a criminal investigation. Counterintelligence probes are not conducted to enforce the law through judicial proceedings; they are conducted to inform the president of threats posed by foreign powers. The president may shut them down at will, and doing so does not obstruct justice in any way.

McCarthy nails what the Leftists can’t [or won’t] understand when he specifies that the purpose of a counterintelligence probe is “to inform the president of threats posed by foreign powers.” The results of this investigation were never meant to be seen by anyone besides the President and the investigating team.

The so-called ‘deep state’ simply ignored this mandate and manipulated the DOJ and the press, aided by the leak from James Comey, to get a special counsel appointed anyway. The result is that an improper and possibly illegal investigation targeting the President of the United States was conducted under false pretenses and the Left wants to continue investigating under a false allegation of obstruction of justice.

Epilog: The Left May Be ‘Reaping the Whirlwind’

There may just be a ‘silver lining’ in the midst of the Leftist absurdity and insanity about the Mueller report and hatred for all things Trump. The time is perhaps upon us to conduct a real criminal investigation into the Mueller investigators themselves.

At least this is the judgment of AG Barr who has recently decided to do that, and the Left isn’t happy about it. Conservative pundit Jon Miller explains in the video below.

The Left will try to denounce Barr’s new investigation and deflect attention from it. However, they may soon experience the biblical truth that you reap both what you sow and more than you sow, and that can sometimes be a very bad thing.

For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. Hosea 8:7 [ESV]

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The Left and Islamofascism: A Strange and Troubling Alliance, Part One [Video]

Leftism

Much has been written here and elsewhere about the many detrimental elements that the 2019 crop of Democratic congressional rookies have brought to American society. However, there is at least one somewhat positive service these neophytes have done for the public, they have visibly revealed the mind of the activist Left.

One of the more troubling revelations that have come to light is the political and societal alliance between the far Left and Islamofascists in the United States. No, there isn’t a formal written agreement between the two groups, nor could there be one that truly states the intentions of either party, as will be seen.

However, each of these ‘movements’ has something to gain through cooperation in their fight against a common foe, the traditional, conservative Judeo-Christian society of the West. Whatever differences they may have they are unified in this immediate goal.

The Political Alliance

IslamofascismThe political alliance of the Left with Islamofascism in America began immediately following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the opportunity was unwittingly provided by former President George W. Bush. In a speech six days after 9/11, Bush declared that,

The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace.

The naivety of President Bush was a denial of the brutal history of Islamic Jihad and its resurgence in modern times. Yet the refrain that “Islam is a religion of peace,” became the moral pedestal for the Left to the present day.

Most political conservatives at that time were approving of Bush’s call for tolerance out of a sense of solidarity and the inherent conservative tendency to place blame for evil acts on the individual perpetrators. The other side of that coin is conservatives, in general, tend to trust others until given a good reason not to trust them.

During the remainder of the Bush presidency, Islamic terrorists focused on America’s efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the homefront was relatively quiet. However, that situation began to change after the ascension of Barak Obama to the Oval Office.

One of the first actions President Obama took after his inauguration was to embark upon what became known as his ‘apology tour,’ in various countries. During that international speaking jaunt, Obama routinely degraded American policy, both with dictators in places such as Cuba, and shamed our conduct of the ‘war on terror’ in Islamic nations.

LeftismPresident Obama then proceeded to initiate secretive ties to the Muslim Brotherhood around the time of the so-called ‘Arab spring,’ uprisings in Egypt during 2011. Obama supported the uprisings which were aided by the Muslim Brotherhood.

At the same time, Obama began to withdraw troops from Iraq, which quickly resulted in the rise of ISIS and their successive military conquests in the Middle East. This set the stage for the veil to be lifted on any pretense that our Commander in Chief and his cohorts were not aligning with radical Islamofascism against American interests.

The veil came off on September 11, 2012, at Benghazi, Libya. The Obama administration, in a strategic alliance with Islamic terrorism backed by Leftist political players including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, covered up a clear Islamic attack on Americans by falsely blaming the attack on an internet video.

This horrible event cemented the troubling alliance between the political Left and Islamofascism. The stage was now set for a new crop of eager young Leftists and Muslim terror apologists to arrive in 2018.

The chief representative of the Left is, of course, the ever verbose Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY]. The main apologist for Islamic terrorism is the slightly less infamous Representative Ilhan Omar [D-MN].

Rep. Omar has been featured in a previous article and the clear danger she poses to America was thoroughly outlined in that piece. However, there is another necessary element which supports the pernicious alliance between the Left and Islamofascism. That element is the Leftmedia.

The Leftmedia Supports Islamofascism

IslamofascismThe conglomerate of the Leftist media apparatus has shown unwavering support for the assault of Islamofascists upon Western civilization at every juncture, especially during Obama’s tenure. The pre-eminent example of this was the lack of honest coverage by the Leftmedia network outlets after the terrorist attack on Benghazi.

For the seventh night in a row, ABC’s World NewsCBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News refused to give one single second of coverage to the Obama administration’s deceitful response to the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11.

However, there are many other examples where Islamic terrorist attacks on American soil were downplayed or dismissed altogether. One prominent example that has faded from memory, especially if one is of the millennial generation, occurred in 2009 at my former military home base of Food Hood, Texas.

U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan went on a premeditated murderous rampage at Ft. Hood on November 5, 2009. As was later uncovered, Hasan was a sympathizer with Islamofascism groups and vocally declared his allegiance to Islamic Jihad as he shot and killed 13 American soldiers.

The response of the Leftmedia was to cover-up Hasan’s clear connections to Jihadists with every lame reason they could concoct including PTSD, though Hasan never served overseas. Prominent among the fables was the Left’s favorite screed of ‘racism’ directed against Hasan which caused him to kill his fellow soldiers.

Media outlets found another convenient motive that would fit its worldview — racist U.S. soldiers drove Hasan to kill. ABC News ran a story the day after the attack titled Nidal Malik Hasan, “Suspected Fort Hood Shooter, Was Called “Camel Jockey.” This allowed the media to ignore any relationship between the attack and Islam and blame it on “racist” U.S. military personnel.

Examples such as this abound including the Leftmedia. Another example is the media blaming conservative groups like the Tea Party for the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013.

On April 15, 2013, two pressure cooker bombs exploded during the Boston Marathon, killing 3 people and injuring 264. Before the scene was even cleared, many in the media had a suspect — the Tea Party. Chris Matthews and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer attached great significance to the fact that it was Patriots Day. Michael Moorealleged that the Tea Party was behind the bombing. CNN’s security analyst Peter Bergen “suggested more than once that a right wing extremist group could be behind the attacks.”

IslamofascismFast forward to 2019 and the same Leftmedia apologists are busy excusing the anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar. As a result of this support, the House of Representatives changed their mind about a critical resolution against anti-Semitism and instead passed a meaningless one which spoke against several categories of so-called ‘hate speech.’

Her recent characterization of 9/11 as “some people did something” rightly garnered harsh criticism. It also brought sympathetic support from some of her Democratic colleagues as well as those in the Leftmedia who said that outrage over this comment was phony and insisted the real problem was bigotry against Muslims.

This is a small sampling of the evidence that the Left in America is allied with those whose objective is to further Islamic Jihad. It is also but a fraction of the evidence seen around the globe, perhaps most notably in Europe over many decades.

Moreover, this strange alliance between the Left and Islamofascism involves one final serious participant. It is the Left wing of the ‘Christian Church’ around the globe, which will be examined in part two.

I have sent to you all my servants the prophets, sending them persistently, saying, ‘Turn now every one of you from his evil way, and amend your deeds, and do not go after other gods to serve them, and then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to you and your fathers.’ But you did not incline your ear or listen to me. Jeremiah 35:15 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

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The Most Dangerous Person in Congress [Video]

Rep. Ilhan Omar

There have been some very unusual happenings in the U.S. Congress since the 2018 midterm elections due to the influx of a few newcomers to political office. On the GOP side, new Representative Dan Crenshaw [R-TX] has injected an unusual amount of conservative common sense on Capitol Hill.

On the Democratic side, let’s just say that common sense is not their forte. The incoherent babblings of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez [D-NY] are the leading examples demonstrating a lack of common sense from the Left.

What makes AOC and the others particularly unusual is their immediate bombastic demands not simply to be heard but to be considered off-limits from criticism. A prime demonstration of this attitude came immediately after AOC first offered her “Green New Deal.”

She received blistering, well-deserved criticism for the ridiculous proposal and its ‘solutions.’ Her reaction was to dismiss critics as possibly racist and sexist, and bark back that since she is the only one trying to solve this phantom problem she’s “the boss.”

However, as bad as the ideas of AOC are, there is another new member of Congress whose objectives are potentially far more hazardous to America as a free nation. That person is Representative Ilhan Omar [D-MN].

Who Is Ilhan Omar?

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar was born in Somalia on October 4, 1981. Her story of the family escaping from Somalia, living in Kenya as refugees, and later coming to America in 1992 and later being granted asylum reads like a script for a Hollywood production.

When she first came to the U.S. Omar spoke only Somali. However, within three years she spoke English well enough to translate for her grandfather at political events, which she took an early interest in at the age of 14.

The family moved to Minnesota in 1995, and Omar became an American citizen in 2000. After high school, she attended college at North Dakota State University and received degrees in both political science and international studies in 2011.

From 2012 to 2016 Omar dabbled in politics as a campaign manager for two successful candidates, one to the Minneapolis City Council and another to the state Senate in Minnesota. In 2016 she was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives after her Republican opponent, who was also a Somali activist, withdrew from the campaign.

In June of 2018, Omar began her campaign for election to the U.S. House of Representatives and ultimately won an expected victory as her district

 is the most Democratic district in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

So far, the information I have presented is missing one fact about Omar, simply because that particular item is popularly viewed as something that doesn’t pertain to her political office. This fact is that Rep. Omar is a practicing Muslim, who has demonstrated it from her first act upon arriving in Washington D.C. which was taking the oath of office on a copy of the Quran.

However, when one samples biographical information about her, the fact that she is Muslim is hardly mentioned. That is unless it is mentioned as a historical achievement to have been one of only two Muslim women ever elected to national office.

I submit that this is not only the most important thing we need to understand about Omar, it is also the thing that makes her potentially the most dangerous person in Congress today.

Why Is She Dangerous?

Rep. Ilhan Omar

What must be understood is that Rep. Omar is not dangerous because she is Muslim. If that were the only factor and it didn’t impinge upon her service in the federal government, no harm, no foul.

She is dangerous because she is a Muslim activist and apologist for Sharia-compliant Islam. Sharia is a formal Islamic law system that claims precedence for all Muslims and instructs them to wage ‘jihad,’ or war, against all non-Islamic people.

To be clear, Islam is not so monolithic that all sects recognize Sharia as an authoritative interpretation of the Quran. However, the country of Omar’s origin does claim deference to Sharia.

Somalia, from which Ilhan Omar hails, adheres to the Shafi’i madhhab (school of jurisprudence). A Shafi’i manual of Islamic law that was certified in 1991 by the clerics at Al-Azhar University, one of the leading authorities in the Islamic world, as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy,…

This manual of Sharia, aka Islamic law, outlines the requirements of waging jihad against non-Muslims. The goal of jihad is simple; total domination of the world by Muslims.

Jihad comes in two varieties, normal jihad which is conducted with the authority of a Muslim country, and so-called “defensive” jihad, which according to Sharia all Muslims are to be engaged in today because of the conflicts of recent decades between America and various Islamic nations such as Iraq and Afghanistan.

The objection that arises at this point is this; just because Ilhan Omar is from a nation that embraces jihad doesn’t mean that she does the same. That would be correct if this was the only evidence available.

However, her actions in her brief political career reveal far more evidence pointing to U.S. Representative Omar as a dangerous Islamic terrorist supporter. Of course, she would deny this assertion if anyone had the intestinal fortitude to ask her directly but her actions speak much louder than any denials she would present.

What Has She Done?

There are a plethora of actions Rep. Omar has exhibited from her earliest dabbling into politics until the present that strongly suggests she supports Islamic terrorists.

Right after she was elected as a Minnesota state legislator, she actually pushed a judge for lenient sentences for nine men who tried to join the Islamic State group

In a similar manner, Omar got right to work as a Congressional office-holder by disparaging Israel at every opportunity. During her first couple of weeks in Congress, Rep. Omar

…made anti-Semitic remarks. She supports BDS. She’s defended the noxious Black Hebrew Israelites against the Covington Catholic kids, saying that the notoriously racist sect were actually the victims at the March to Life brouhaha.

Rep. Ilhan OmarJust a few days afterward, Omar proposed that the Department of Homeland Security should be defunded. This Cabinet office, which was created as a response to the Islamic attacks of 9/11, is charged with interdiction of terroristic threats against America and she wants it shut down.

Late in March Omar gave a speech at a fundraiser for “Muslim Empowerment,” sponsored by the Council of American-Islamic Relations [CAIR] which dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks by devout Muslims as “some people did something.”

This outrageous comment should disturb any real American, yet, as seen in the following video, her cohorts in Congress go to the matt defending her. Moreover, her advocates jump right to the Left’s favorite smear of conservatives, that they are racist.

Rep. Dan Crenshaw [R-TX] is a real blessing in Congress and absolutely correct in criticizing Omar and her defenders.  Of course, the Leftists in Congress are appalled that their favorite Muslim has received any backlash at all.

It should be noted that Omar was either uninformed [unlikely] or simply lied about when CAIR was founded. It wasn’t after 9/11/2001 but back in 1994 as a creation of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Muslim Brotherhood is itself a terrorist organization with strong ties to active Islamic terror groups such as Hamas. It is not an overstatement to say that in Congress today, the biggest defender of the Muslim Brotherhood and CAIR is Ilhan Omar.

This has been but a sampling of many such acts that this Muslim congresswoman has committed which bring into serious question just whose side she is on. She has taken every opportunity during her short time in Congress to favor Islam and Muslim terrorists and downplay their threats to America.

Her comments about 9/11 at the CAIR conference actually tried to paint Muslims as the real victims of the attack, rather than 3,000 Americans who died and the loved ones they left behind. The fact that Omar has many supporters and defenders in Congress from the Left suggests that they either agree with her or don’t think she is a serious problem.

They are simply wrong. Rep. Ilhan Omar is the most dangerous person in the U.S. Congress today. She should be at least censured for her anti-Semitism or better removed from Congress altogether, but that is a very doubtful action especially with the current makeup of the House.

Thankfully her term in Congress is only two years so there is a chance Omar can be voted out in 2020. Let’s pray that her district in Minnesota sees the light and votes to replace her.

And Asa cried to the LORD his God, “O LORD, there is none like you to help, between the mighty and the weak. Help us, O LORD our God, for we rely on you, and in your name we have come against this multitude. O LORD, you are our God; let not man prevail against you.” 2 Chronicles 14:11 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

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