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Bill Ayers Lied, Students Died

In 2006, American domestic-terrorist-turned-education-professor Bill Ayers said this: “Venezuela is poised to offer the world a new model of education – a humanizing and revolutionary model whose twin missions are enlightenment and liberation. This World Education Forum provides us a unique opportunity to develop and share the lessons and challenges of this profound educational project that is the Bolivarian [Communist] Revolution.”

Almost exactly 10 years later, a spokeswoman for Venezuela’s Movement of Organized Parents said this: “This country has abandoned its children. By the time we see the full consequences, there will be no way to put it right.”

What has happened to Venezuela is criminally insane, and anyone who believes anything Bill Ayers says or writes should be morally ashamed to the brink of suicide. His books on American education have been in print for decades, and Teachers College Press says he has been “inspiring” teachers nationwide “to follow their own path” and that his books are “essential reading amidst today’s public policy debates and school reform initiatives that stress the importance of ‘good teaching.'”

“Good teaching”? The kind that Ayers said would liberate and enlighten Venezuelan children? The reality could not be more different.

An Associated Press article from June 2016 puts it this way: “No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools. … In reality, Venezuelan children have missed an average of 40 percent of class time, a parent group estimates, as a third of teachers skip work on any given day to wait in food lines. At Maria’s school, so many students have fainted from hunger that administrators told parents to keep their children home if they have no food. And while the school locks its gate each morning, armed robbers, often teens themselves, still manage to break in and stick up kids between classes.”

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The Most Progressive Man

The official AFL-CIO response to the Orlando terrorist attack is a wonder of cowardly doublespeak masquerading as profundity. Since it’s unlikely that anyone else will do it, I offer my fisking services to the “American community.”

Dear AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Elizabeth Shuler and AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre: You begin your statement with, “Bayard Rustin said to be afraid is to behave as if the truth were not true.” So why does the AFL-CIO behave as if it was not a radical Islamic terrorist in that Orlando nightclub? No, not all Muslims are terrorists (no one really says that except you when you’re falsely attacking someone) but virtually all terrorists are Muslim. That is a terrible truth, but the sooner everyone behaves truthfully about it – especially the moderate Muslim community, because they have the most to lose – the sooner we can deal with it.

“We in the labor movement are not afraid.” You’re afraid to speak the truth about Omar the dead Orlando terrorist. I’m terribly sorry to break it to you, but that means the labor movement is afraid of radical Islamic terrorism. But I understand. I’m afraid of it too. So is most of the world. But being a craven liar won’t keep you safe from it, so man up. (Sorry for that gender micro-aggression, but you really do need to get some cojones.)

“We are resolved to do everything in our power to make sure this never happens again.” What, exactly, is “this” that you resolve to fight? You call it an “attack” or an “act of violence.” If you plan on fighting all violent attacks, it’s useful to name the attackers and their motive. In this case, the attacker himself told authorities what his motive was, so you really have no excuse. I know you want to sound like Winston Churchill giving his “We Shall Fight on the Beaches” speech, but you can’t do that without naming the Germans.

“The truth as we know it is both devastating and infuriating. Forty-nine souls were lost in a cowardly act of violence.” Since you’re in the business of relative “truths” can you please explain why “the truth as you know it” is more valid than “the truth as Omar knew it”? Which of those truths is true, and who is really afraid to act on it? (I hope you’re not saying that the more furious you are the more truth you tell, because Omar seemed much more infuriated than you.)

“For the LGBTQ community, clubs like Pulse are a space where people can feel safe and be their true selves.” Leaving aside Omar’s terrorist intent to kill people because they were being their “true selves,” no one can deny the objective truth that the Pulse club was NOT a safe space. (You keep using the word “true” as if it means one particular objective thing. Who do you think you’re kidding?)

“Sunday’s horrific act is a reminder of how fragile that safety can be.” I agree, so why do you want to limit the ways that people can protect their fragile safety? Why not say you want to arm the gay community with the means to defend themselves? Oh. I get it. Because that actually is the American Way, and you actually hate America.

“While we have made undeniable progress toward equality, too many in our country still face derision, discrimination and violence.” You are not afraid to name those undeniable evils. Why are you afraid to name the undeniable evil that drove Omar to kill those innocent gay people? After all, Omar did interrupt his killing to call 911 and pledge allegiance to ISIS. I really hope you’re not saying that “It depends on what the meaning of ISIS is” because that would really piss off ISIS. They absolutely hate it when we quibble about their genocidal intent.

“These flames of hatred have been fanned by those in public life who want to marginalize an entire group of people for political gain.” Some people do want to marginalize entire groups. For instance, labor unions want to marginalize Republicans, and Republicans want to marginalize labor unions. But ISIS wants to exterminate as many gay people from the planet as possible while they establish a worldwide Caliphate. Apparently, “gay genocide” is too nuanced for you to understand, so you instinctively revert to the lie that Omar was a “coward.” I’m not sure what dictionary you’re using, but “cowards” don’t intentionally arm themselves with “military-style” weapons, declare allegiance to ISIS, and then murder 49 gay people because they’re gay, all the while knowing they’ll be gunned down by the cops. I think the phrase you’re looking for is “radical Islamic terrorist.”

“It’s despicable and it must stop.” Since your official statement refuses to name ISIS, can you specifically identify which groups are being so despicable that we must stop them? Don’t tell me. You mean Republicans and Christians and probably White Privileged People, and everyone knows it’s okay to marginalize those entire groups of people. Silly me.

“But this was more than just an attack on the LGBTQ community. The victims were overwhelmingly young and Latino.” You can’t possibly mean that being young AND gay AND Latino is somehow more valuable than just being gay. But yes, I think you really do mean that, because you’ve been dividing people into subgroups for so long that the 57 “genders” won’t be enough for you next year. And I know I’m getting ahead of myself, but what is that bullshit about embracing our “common humanity” in the last paragraph? Do you ever get tired of lying?

“Sunday’s massacre was an assault on everything our movement stands for: equality, justice, solidarity and inclusion.” See the previous paragraph, and explain to me why – if “equality” is so important to you – it is also so important to note that “the victims were overwhelmingly young and Latino.” I’m guessing it just wasn’t enough to note their “common humanity.”

“It was also an extraordinarily difficult situation for our first responders, who had the traumatic job of sorting the dead from the living, effectively working in a war zone. We thank the police, firefighters and health care providers who saved lives and continue to care for the injured. We will stand with them in the trying days ahead.” I really hope you’re saying that Labor will stop calling the cops racist murderers, because – as you point out so well – they really do have a difficult job in all the inner city “war zones” the Democrat Left has created. Unfortunately, that’s just me wishing the truth were not true. (I’m beginning to see why the Left thinks the whole “truth” thing is pretty damned inconvenient except when you’re naming documentaries after it.)

“Labor is one big family, made up of people of all races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and gender identities. As a family, we will work to provide comfort to our brothers and sisters in Orlando and across the United States. And we will make it our daily mission to ensure America’s workplaces and union halls are safe and free from bigotry.” If that’s true – sorry, “your truth” – then you might consider adding mosques to your list, because President Obama is inviting more and more “Omars” into the country every day, and they’re not assimilating very well. If you could bring Muslim refugees into the big American family I think everyone would truly appreciate it. Oh, who the fuck am I kidding? You don’t want them to be Americans. You want them to be union members first and Democrats second. Unfortunately for everyone, your Western ideas about the Labor Movement and Democracy can only be shared by people who assimilate into Western Civilization. Yeah, I know: that’s too inconvenient to worry about. Forget I mentioned it.

“There will be some who try to use this tragedy to further divide us, to pit communities against each other and scapegoat entire faith traditions.” See paragraph 1, because this sounds suspiciously like you’re behaving as if the truth were not true. The truth is that Progressives have divided America into innumerable “communities” and “multicultural groups.” The “White Privilege” and “Black Lives Matter” movements pit whites against blacks, and race relations are worse today than at any time in the last 50 years. I could go on, but you’re smarter than Lincoln and you know that “unity” can never be realized until you stop behaving like a house divided against itself can still stand.

“Let us be perfectly clear: giving in to division and fear will only add insult to injury. This is a moment for us to come together, embrace our common humanity and take the necessary steps to make our country safer, stronger and more united.” See previous paragraph, and tell me why “your truth” on these subjects is any more valid than “my truth” or “Omar’s truth.” Rest assured: truth does exist, and it doesn’t give a shit about your version or my version. It just is, and the sooner you realize that the sooner we can start building a more perfect union.

And, just to be perfectly clear – since I did link to Barack Obama’s 2008 speech – you had a chance back then to bring America closer to that perfect union, but you fucked it up, everyone knows you fucked it up, and you keep fucking it up with statements like this one on Orlando.

Of course, everyone also knows Progressives don’t believe in turning  back. So I’ll rub salt into the would by quoting C.S. Lewis from Mere Christianity (aka “the religion of hate”).

“Progress means getting nearer to the place you want to be. And if you have taken a wrong turning, then to go forward does not get you any nearer. If you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; and in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive man.”

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Suppressing Unwanted Memories by Executive Control

There’s failing to learn lessons from the distant past, and then there’s the politically-motivated forgetting of lessons you learned during your own f*ing presidency. Psychologists have a name for this: “Suppressing Unwanted Memories by Executive Control.”

Apparently, Freud said that people can block an unpleasant memory – but that it’s still in there somewhere and has consequences even though they don’t know why.

That theory has been expanded by modern science, which has found a “biological mechanism in the human brain to block unwanted memories … a clear neurobiological basis for motivated forgetting.”

Researchers at Stanford University and the University of Oregon found that controlling unwanted memories is “associated with increased activation of the left and right frontal cortex (the part of the brain used to repress memory), which in turn led to reduced activation of the hippocampus (the part of the brain used to remember experiences). In addition, the researchers found that the more subjects activated their frontal cortex during the experiment, the better they were at suppressing unwanted memories.”

People used to say that Obama is the “smartest president in history.” I think we finally have solid proof of that fact. His frontal cortex is working overtime to oppress his hippocampus.

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The Rules of Terror Club

The first rule of Terror Club is: You do not talk about Terror Club.

The second rule of Terror Club is: You DO NOT talk about Terror Club!

Third rule of Terror Club: If someone yells “stop!”, you call them Islamophobic.

Fourth rule: Only four guys per terror cell; you are all “lone wolves.”

Fifth rule: One attack at a time, fellas, until we can coordinate; and no matter how many incidents are linked by a common element, they are all isolated.

Sixth rule: Use whatever weapons kill the most civilians. If you don’t have a weapon of mass destruction, use a kitchen knife.

Seventh rule: Terror Club will go on forever, even after the worldwide caliphate is established.

And the eighth and final rule: If this is your first time at Terror Club, you have to wear the suicide vest.

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If you like your freedom…

I have spent many hours reading Obama’s major policy speeches, and he is always redefining the ideas of freedom into principles that support authoritarianism. His speech in Cuba is a perfect example of why I will never trust a single word this man says, even though I agree with many of the actual words he speaks.

Too many people listen to his words in isolation. He believes in a kind of “freedom” that would be good for people on the prison-island of Cuba, but in America – a country built on individual rights and a free market – his ideas are making us less free.

He tells Havana, “I’m appealing to the young people of Cuba to build something.” But he tells America, “You didn’t build that.” (If I have to give you more examples, you haven’t been paying attention.)

This is perfectly consistent with his worldview: America is too free, too rich, and too arrogant. It’s all just a zero-sum game, and for other nations to prosper America must come down a few pegs.

Never mind that has no idea how wrong he is. Barack Obama is a good politician, and he may be a good man for all I know. But he is also a man who stands on both sides of history while telling the world that America is on the wrong side.

Vote wisely for Obama’s successor. If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom.

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Reprise: Whence Comes the Witch?

“It’s drowning all your old rationalism and skepticism, it’s coming in like a sea; and the name of it is superstition.” – Emile Cammaerts in his 1937 study of G.K. Chesterton, “The Laughing Prophet.”

In 2013, after reading that a woman “accused of sorcery” had been burned alive in Papua New Guinea, I wrote an essay titled “Whence Comes the Witch?”

I contended then that America, no matter how “enlightened” we claim to be, is not immune to witch hunts. The wave of hysterical child sex abuse prosecutions that swept the country in the 1980s and 90s proves my case, and today there are other hysterias just waiting for the right spark.

President Obama’s current Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy is John Holdren, just one of many modern scientists who believe many strange things and is willing to use government power against others who disagree.

Everyman, having exchanged his rationalism for tea leaves, has heard the call that “the world can’t wait” and “we must act now.” He has responded with the despair of immigration riots, Occupy Wall Street riots, Black Lives Matter riots, campus riots, and now riots at political rallies.

You may believe in gluten chemtrails or that trees should have legal standing to sue or that “the world can’t wait” or that violence is a legitimate political strategy – or in any number of other superstitions. But if you do, don’t be surprised when the next witch hunt occurs.

Whence comes the witch? Jules Michelet answered that question in 1862: “I say unhesitatingly: from times of despair.”

The most illegal thing one can do in America

As far as anyone can tell, this is the most illegal thing one can do in America (subject to change without notice). If you have any ideas for improving the crime, please let me know.

When a black transgendered male IRS agent attempts to collect your Obamacare Shared Responsibility Payment, you lure him to the EPA Superfund site in your back yard where you refuse to check your white privilege or bake him a cake or photograph his upcoming nuptials, and then bludgeon him to death with a plastic grocery bag (from a non-union store) full of 1933 Double Eagle gold coins while denying man-made climate change and reviling him as a cisgendered race-betraying member of the Klan and the heteropatriarchy, after which you remove the “Do Not Remove” tag from a mattress, smoke ceremonial peyote stuffed into an unfiltered Marlboro cigarette* (bought “loose” on a street corner from a Black Lives Matter activist**) and toss a burning match that starts a fire on tribal land, violate an eagle with its own feather, and run over an endangered tree frog and a spotted owl as you escape across your own property (which has been declared a federally-protected wetland and an illegal logging operation) into another state in a Volkswagen diesel 4×4 with non-DOT-approved tires and expired tags and modified emissions software and no smog certificate while drinking from a jug of illegally-collected rainwater, texting on an encrypted iPhone, and speaking out for gun rights in a campus free-speech zone*** and carrying a life-sized picture of a semi-automatic .223 rifle with a flash suppressor and 11-round magazine that has a Romney 2012 sticker on the tactical folding stock, until you finally arrive at your job at Apple where you do not assist the FBI with weakening your own code.

*The second-hand smoke of which causes mesothelioma in an illegal undocumented immigrant who is being deported and separated from her children because you voted for Donald Trump.

**Which causes the homeless vendor to be murdered by the police, making you an accessory after the fact.

***Which causes the Chicano Socialist Students For Aztlán to accuse you of criminal hate speech and civil rights violations with special circumstances for intentional emotional abuse and reimbursement for the Latino safe space.

(I didn’t come up with this by myself, but I can’t reveal my sources – even though I’m not a “journalist” protected by the First Amendment – because they might be prosecuted for hate speech. I’ll take my chances.)

JBrown MoonState: Rapping the 2016 California State of the State Address

[Dark stage. Intro with heavy breathy Darth Vader beat. Background singers line the stage in dark robes.]

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[Full lights! Nuclear blast sound effect! Mixmaster JBrown cuts through the line of singers, bling blazing, mic in hand.]

We doin’ the zigzag no mo yo
Inequality be risin’ sharp bro
The 1 percent ain’t earned respect no
My stocks are down! why that? – whoa!

[Background singers take off their robes, revealing sexy environmental uniforms. JBrown dances spasmodically.]

Affordable Care Act yah brah
Carbon pollution nah brah
Working families blah blah
Employee pensions rah rah

[JBrown cuts in.]

Radically decarbonize the economy bro
Two tons of gas my target, ho
Send deniers to the gulag yo
On a green train bullet to the brain – go!

[Background singers.]

Medi-Cal spending yah brah
Water for the farmers nah brah
Fish need it all blah blah
Except for our swimming pools rah rah

[JBrown.]

Gots to get to massive fixin’ mo
Roads and bridges be failin’ bro
Climate is causin’ the chaos you know
Don’t tell me ’bout LA sewers – no!

[Background singers.]

Big budget surplus yah brah
Middle class jobs? nah brah
Feds and the prog tax blah blah
Minimum wage rah rah

[Music fades to dreamy utopian environmental sounds. JBrown speaks earthily into mic.]

Yes, it is clear that California is still The Great Exception. We dare to do what others only dream of. Difficulties remain, as they always will. That is the human condition. And finding the right path forward is formidable. But find it we will, as we have in the past and as we will again – with courage and confidence. All love to Jesus Christ. Peace out. Thank you.

[JBrown moonwalks backward off the stage. Background singers put their robes back on. Darth Vader beat returns. Stage fades to black.]

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Nothing vs Everything

The War on Nothing

“I always wanted to be in a show about nothing and here I am,” our President recently said, sitting in a 1963 Corvette Stingray with a comedian driving in circles on the south lawn of the White House. “There’s nothing more nothing than this,” replied the comedian famous for his show about nothing. “Nothing.”

Seinfeld, the long-running TV comedy featuring four narcissistic friends in New York, has been widely described as “a show about nothing” – a riff echoed by both Obama and Seinfeld in the December 2015 episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (season 7, episode 1, “Just Tell Him You’re the President”).

It turns out that the show was about everything. As Jerry Seinfeld noted in a Reddit discussion from January 2014, “the show about nothing was just a joke in an episode many years later, and Larry and I to this day are surprised that it caught on as a way that people describe the show, because to us it’s the opposite of that.”

Just as Seinfeld was not about nothing, this essay is not about the show. But it is a useful starting point – not only because most Americans are convinced that the show was about nothing, but because America is embroiled in a world war about everything that too many Americans believe is about nothing.

On the home front of this war, certain combatants have gone to great lengths to convince Americans that nothing is superior to anything.

Commander in Chief Obama told the world at the NATO Summit of 2009, “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” In other words, the so-called leader of the so-called free world wants you to believe that every country believes it is exceptional and no country is exceptional in fact.

In our educational institutions, the doctrine of Multiculturalism demands that students believe no culture is superior to any culture. Higher up in the Ivory Tower, the philosophers of Relativism posit that all cultural standards are local – that beauty, or good, or justice, are only beautiful or good or just in their local context – and that no one has a “framework-independent vantage point” from which to create a universal concept of good or justice.

Outside the green zone – the military term for “safe space” – Social Justice Warriors interpret these orders to require cultural suicide: cultures which believe themselves to be superior must open their borders to immigrants from every other culture; recognize and accommodate the group differences of those immigrants; grant a host of legal exemptions to foreigners who demand those accommodations; and abandon their own local standards in favor of others.

SJW’s are against Capitalism, Christianity, and Israel. They use freedom of speech, religion, and assembly to incite violence against the same. They press every tenet of Western thought into the service of a gelatinous cultural Marxism that has no foundation but power. They even pervert the vision of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose objections to this ideology are well known:

“This deprecation of individual freedom was objectionable to me,” King wrote in his 1957 book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. “I am convinced now, as I was then, that man is an end because he is a child of God. Man is not made for the state; the state is made for man. To deprive man of freedom is to relegate him to the status of a thing, rather than elevate him to the status of a person. Man must never be treated as means to the end of the state; but always as an end within himself.”

Okay, that seems to be a fair – if minimalist – description of America’s domestic enemies; and America would survive the onslaught from the legions of nothing if they were not allied with enemies foreign.

In 1947, an Egyptian Muslim intellectual named Sayyid Qutb wrote of his country, “Either we shall walk the path of Islam or we shall walk the path of Communism.” He was convinced that Islam was the only complete system – laws, government bureaucracy, social and economic rules – which could create a just and godly society.

A year later, threatened with arrest in Egypt, he sailed first-class to New York, NY – the city where “the show about nothing” was set 41 years later – for a two-year educational tour of America.

Lawrence Wright describes Qutb’s journey – from New York, to the District of Columbia, to Colorado, and finally to California – in The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. Although he appeared to like our country, its combination of racism and sexual hedonism radicalized Qutb so that, when he returned to Egypt in 1950, he wrote:

“The white man in Europe or America is our number-one enemy. … We are endowing our children with amazement and respect for the master who tramples our honor and enslaves us. Let us instead plant the seeds of hatred, disgust, and revenge in the souls of these children. Let us teach these children from the time their nails are soft that the white man is the enemy of humanity, and that they should destroy him at the first opportunity.”

Where have we heard that before? #EgyptianLivesMatter?

Executed in 1966 for jihad against his own country’s secular government, Qutb became the father of the Muslim Brotherhood and modern political Islam. “I performed jihad for fifteen years until I earned this martyrdom,” he said from prison. When his sister pleaded for him to accept parole, he said, “My words will be stronger if they kill me.”

Qutb’s writings motivated men like Osama bin Laden, Ayman Al-Zawahiri, and countless others. Today, Sunni Islamist groups – Boko Haram, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Islamic State, to name the most prolific – have declared a War on Everything. They’re against Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, and Democracy. They’re anti-Christian, anti-Jew, and anti-Atheist. They hate the Gay Community enough to throw suspected gay men off tall buildings. They even hate the minority Shiite Islamists who share their hatreds.

America’s response to the moral certainty of Islam has been predictable: Nothing will win the War on Everything.

Even though the stated goal of ISIS is to reestablish the worldwide Islamic Caliphate, President Obama has said repeatedly that the Islamic State is “not Islamic.”

In September 2014, Secretary of State John Kerry said, “In terms of al-Qaeda, which we have used the word ‘war’ with, yeah … We are at war with al-Qaeda and its affiliates. In the same context, if you want to use it, yes, we are at war with ISIL in that sense. But I think it’s a waste of time to focus on that.” In other words, America is finally at war with an Islamic State that isn’t Islamic, but it’s a waste of time to think about that.

More recently – after a Philadelphia man fired 11 rounds at a police officer and told authorities that he “pledges allegiance to Islamic State” and was “called upon to do this” – the mayor of the City of Brotherly Love said the act of Islamist terror had “nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.”

Which brings us back to the home front, where those who insist there is no “framework-independent vantage point” feverishly put labels on the consequences for which they fight. Social Justice is superior to Blind Justice. Income Equality is superior to the idea that Everyone is Created Equal. Human Rights are superior to the Natural Rights of Humans. Black Lives Matter but All Lives do not.

This is the war that matters most. Not just because it is an absolute lie to assert that some truths are absolute and simultaneously that no absolute truth exists; but because believing that obvious lie imbues us with a self-humiliation, or, as Theodore Dalrymple once put it:

“When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.”

I would like to say that the self-evident truths of the Constitution will prevail in both of these wars, but the very foundations of our society are being destroyed just as ruthlessly as the ancient monuments of the Middle East.

It is cruel justice that America’s future – and that of Western Civilization – will be determined at this intersectionality of Nothing and Everything: where America’s un-American Social Justice Warriors find themselves allied with Islam’s non-Islamic terrorists.

There is nothing more everything than this. Nothing.

Photos: “Women March Against the Phony ‘War on Women'” courtesy of Ringo’s Pictures. Islamic Warriors March Against Other Phony Islamic Warriors during the Safavid dynasty in modern-day Iran, from a fresco in Isfahan.

Barack’s Christmas Story

“This week, many of us will hear a familiar story about a young couple in a foreign city, just looking for a place to stay for the night, and being told over and over again that there is no room for them. And I hope in the spirit of this holiday, we’ll take the time to think about how we can come together and live up to the founding ideals of this country.” – Democrat Party fundraising email from Barack Obama, Dec. 21, 2015.

Bethlehem was not a “foreign city” – it was Joseph’s home town. Why was there no room at the inn? As Luke 2:1 tells us, “Caesar Augustus issued a decree that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”

Barack would have us believe that all the innkeepers were white Roman elitists named Ebenezer Scrooge, and the “young brown foreign couple” were kept out because they were illegal immigrants.

The truth is that Mary and Joseph were turned away because the tax policies of the God Emperor ensured there were LITERALLY NO ROOMS LEFT in the city.

If Barack had his way, he would have forcibly ejected other customers to “spread the wealth” of rooms in favor of Mary and Joseph. And, in the process, he’d have compromised beyond repair one of the most storied truths of Christianity: that Christ was truly a man of the people, having been born in a manger instead of a hotel suite.

Since the President is lying about the Christmas story – using even the birth of Christ himself to slander opponents of illegal immigration for craven political gain – let’s look at one alternate universe if Barack’s version of the story had come to pass.

The young couple get a hotel suite instead of a manger. They consume an unfair amount of limited resources, contribute to Global Warming, and bring their child into a world of privilege. Jesus grows up a Jew in the apartheid state of Israel, but his father wisely abandons the family and his faith to become a pantheist Man of the World. Jesus questions his identity, agitates for a two-state solution with the Roman Empire, and dies in a riot after helping stone a woman to death for adultery. The Apostles go on to found the Muslim faith, and the Religion of Peace brings Joy to the World at the point of a sword. In 2008, Barack becomes Caliph of the World.

For Christ’s sake (and I say that respectfully) why does anyone believe anything Obama says? He’s a proven Liar of the Year – if you like your Christmas Story you can keep your Christmas Story – who sows division among the people while pretending to bring us together.