“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
I do not believe that America has a moral obligation, nor does it have the legal right, to intervene around the globe to protect the innocent against the machinations of their governments, religious zealots or cultural mores no matter how atrocious they appear to be. Almost all of America’s, NATO’s or other Western nations subservient to our empire, humanitarian interventions were and will so remain, nothing more than excuses to execute some other purpose whose ultimate beneficiaries were not the peoples used as the excuse for military intervention, but the United States and the imperial elites.
The media is used, just as it was under Wilson and the early propaganda efforts of the Creel Commission, for the purposes of manipulating support for the glorious, self-sacrifice of American blood and a lot more of it from those we have chosen to provide “aid”. What we do have every right to do, but don’t is to call out reprehensible actions, behaviors and morally depraved beliefs regardless of political correctness, regardless of moral and cultural relativism and start acting like this nation and its people actually believe in something more than the absurdist idea that there is really nothing to believe in, including our own heritage and that there is no such thing as right and wrong, or moral and ethical absolutes.
What Muslims, under the direct guidance of the Qur’an and Islamic religious leaders around the world have given overwhelming evidence of, is moral depravity and the implementation of pure evil under the supposedly immutable words of the prophet Muhammad. From Christians being mutilated and burned alive to the barbaric evils imparted on moderately differing sects of the same religion, under the same God and the words of His supposed prophet.
If we do not stand up and state unequivocally that we believe as a people in absolutes, in truth, in a Manichean world of right and wrong, good and evil and the principles we ourselves have seemingly renounced as a nation, we are lost. It does not require our empire to flex its military muscle in order to wreak havoc and chaos for what always turns out to be our national self-interest, it requires our people to scream at the top of their lungs that they believe in the good, in truth and in the God of our Judeo-Christian heritage and to renounce, without hesitation, the rise of moral relativism and the destruction of absolutes.
Cicero’s traitor is us, for it is we that have allowed the relativism and political correctness of a few elites that have always, throughout time and unrestrained by geography, sought to destroy those who uphold justice and truth on the same pedestal. Unfortunately, as I have mentioned many times before, it is my rather depressing belief that we will never place ourselves in the invidious position of renouncing the false belief systems implanted in our minds and culture by the most astoundingly successful mind controlling, Orwellian propaganda campaign ever conducted. That is until we do so in the face of the total economic and social collapse I expect in the immediate years ahead.
The battle will be won, but it will not remotely appear so until our nation and its people are bathed in the fires of chaos. In the meantime let’s call the the reprehensible, depraved behaviors of not only Islam but also those affected by our own decaying civilization and PC elites for what it is–evil.
ISTANBUL — Islamic State militants in Syria forced children as young as 14 to watch videos of beheadings and beat them with cables during six months of captivity, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
The Sunni Muslim militants abducted a group of children on May 29 as they returned to the Syrian town of Kobani after taking school exams in the city of Aleppo. It freed the final 25 hostages on Oct. 29.
Islamic State has captured swathes of Iraq and Syria, declaring an Islamic caliphate that erases borders between the two. Its fighters have killed or driven away Shi’ite Muslims, Christians and other communities who do not share their ultra-radical brand of Sunni Islam.
Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town on the Syrian border with Turkey, has been besieged by Islamic State militants for more than a month despite U.S.-led air strikes meant to displace them.
The abuse of more than 150 children, some held as long as six months, amounted to war crimes, Human Rights Watch said, citing testimony from interviews with four boys among the group.
The children described being forced to pray five times a day and undergoing intense religious instruction, as well as being forced to watch videos of Islamic State in combat and beheading captives, the New York-based group said.
“Those who didn’t conform to the program were beaten. They beat us with a green hose or a thick cable with wire running through it. They also beat the soles of our feet,” it quoted one boy as saying.
English translation of clip showing ISIS fighters discussing “buying and selling Yezidi slaves”.
BEIRUT, Lebanon — “Today is the slave market day,” says one of the men with a smirk. “Today is distribution day, God willing. Everybody takes his share.”
“Where is my Yazidi girl?” says another, laughing.
“The price differs if her eyes are blue,” says the first man, according to a translation by journalist Jenan Moussa.
The men are said to be fighters belonging to the Islamic State (IS), the same group that captured up to 2,500 Yazidis, mostly women and children, during its offensive on Mount Sinjar in August.
While the authenticity of the video cannot be verified, it appears to show the fighters discussing the buying and selling of the Yazidi women captives.
The dramatic rescue of thousands of Yazidis from Mount Sinjar in early August captured the world’s attention and arguably set the course for Western intervention against IS, also called ISIS or ISIL.
But while the story of their perilous flight has been well documented, the fate of those left behind is less clear.