Friday, May 27, 2005

Amnesty Internationalist

In an act ranging on self-parody, the Secretary General of Amnesty International called the US detention facility at Guantanimo Bay “the Gulag of our time.”

This is not just ridiculous or politically motivated hyperbole. It is worse than slander. The comments, while intended to punish the Bush administration for the Iraq war, not treating terrorists like POWs, and not following the dictates of the International Criminal Court, have the effect of helping Islamists.
Of course, the members of Amnesty International do not care about our “War on Terror”, even if the “terrorists” wish a world Caliphate that would make all non-Muslims subjugated peoples with few rights. The members of and contributors to AI should care about the BETRAYAL of prisoners and the abused. Not only was the suffering of the millions of prisoners of Gulags minimized, but the continuing suffering of prisoners in Cuban and North Korean camps, Chinese Logai, and the prison, detention, “re-education centers,” and/or death camps of other communist regimes was minimized. If Amnesty International has lost credibility, while ensuring that dictators can use this lie as a defense against American objections.
It is a betrayal of the oppressed on the scale of the cover-up by Walter Duranty of the Holodomor.

The motivation for such slander is the decision by AI that the goal of international law and world government is more important than truth or the rights or people who are or will suffer in modern Gulags.
It is time for the members of Amnesty International to recover the voices of the oppressed by demoting Irene Khan and having her visit the real Gulags of our time in Communist Cuba, China, and North Korea.

Independent Judiciary

For the past month the rally cry of the left and judicial supremacists has been “defend the independence of the Judiciary”. In the last edition of National Review Robert George and Ramesh Ponnuru wrote a thought-provoking piece on the differences in perceived role of and bounds

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

The news of the day is the failure of the Senate Republicans to uphold the constitution. In a display of obsequiousness, cowardice, and dishonesty 7 Republican Senators ( John McCain, Mike DeWine, Lincoln Chafee, John Warner, Lindsey Graham, and the Maine sisters -Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe-) joined 7 Democrats in forging a compromise to avert the showdown over Judicial Filibusters. In exchange for allowing extra-Constitutional Judicial Filibusters to stand, three of ten originalist or non-activist judges will not be filibustered.
Yippee, a 30% success rate at the loss of principle. What a great victory for the minority mindset and timorousness in the face of the media.

Note to Lindsey Graham: you swore to uphold the Constitution as a Soldier, Congressman, and Senator. Please buy a copy and stop allowing your feminine name to define yourself.

National Guard Could 'Dramatically Reduce If Not Virtually Eliminate' Illegal Immigration

Too late. The Goths have crossed the Danube. Adrianople awaits.
In an under reported incident, a protest of an anti-American public monument in Baldwin Park sparked assaults and chants that included "Go back to England... Go home gringo!" and "Too bad Osama Bin Laden didn't have a hundred bombs
to drop on that shit hole called Manhattan..."
It is time for Americans to look up two words: "sedition" and "revanchism".

In the meantime, please sign a petition to secure our borders.

Dr. Dean botches another operation.
The current head of the DNC, former abortionist, and Governor of Vermont once again proves himself unhinged in an interview where he says of Bernie Sanders, the Socialist Senator of Vermont; "He is basically a liberal Democrat."

The Head of the DNC then absolved Osama Bin Laden of involvement with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: "The thing that really bothered me the most, which the 9/11 Commission said also wasn't true, is the insinuation that the president continues to make to this day that Osama bin Laden had something to do with supporting terrorists that attacked the United States. That is false. The 9/11 Commission, chaired by a Republican, said it was false."

Such comments may be sane in Vermont or anywhere else where Marie Antoinette Leftists from Sag Harbor and Park Avenue play populists, but they don't play well west of the Hudson.

Can someone please review Dr. Dean's triple script prescription pad to see if he has not been self-medicating?

The Jihad Peace Process continues with President Bush's welcoming the Holocaust-denying terrorist Prime Minister of the Palestinian (non-) Authority.
War on what?

Back in New York, the main news is the Medicaid-funded gift of Viagra to sex offenders. While I am infuriated, I am not shocked. This is the natural result of the welfare state.

In the battle for the hearts and minds of students, the left is stacking the deck. According to a new article academic article in Bepress, the neo-Stalinist purge of academia continues. Ideology is second only to faculty achievement in predicting the quality of position or institution where candidate can teach. The author of the article,Stanley Rothman, was interviewed in on Monday.

Finally, the German left is back to using Nazi slogans and naming Jews in attacking capitalism.

Thank heavens that the Democrats think that Europe should be the arbiter of American power.