Monthly Archives: October 2014

Sadie Robertson Dances Like a Christian and Wows Judges

With a stunning performance, seventeen-year-old Sadie Robertson exemplified Christian character on the dance floor Monday night. Sadie exhibited excellence in faith. Integrity!

Sadie and her professional partner, Mark Ballas, danced a Christian rumba.

Sadie was concerned about compromising – or appearing to compromise – her Christian faith. She explained, “I have a lot of Christian values and I just hope this dance doesn’t change who I am or make it look like I’m anything different than I am.”

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Mark fully supports Sadie, who, he said, “has very strong beliefs and morals and I always keep them in mind when I’m choreographing.”

The audience and the judges were awestruck.

Julianne Hough (score 8) offered an explanation for the dilemma confronting Sadie, saying, “Obviously, the rumba is a super passionate dance, right, but when we think passionate sometimes we go into this whole, like, raunchy thing, but it doesn’t have to be raunchy. This was a beautiful story about falling in love, and that’s what I loved about that.”

Pitbull (score 10), known for his raunchiness, was enchanted: “It was simple but it was powerful.”

The judge for whom there is seemingly never enough raunch, Bruno Tonioli (score 8), also praised her dance, noting, “This was tasteful, sensual, romantic, and lyrical.”

Carrie Ann Inaba (score 9) was succinct but emphatic in her praise: “Exceptionally elegant, and gorgeous, and age-appropriate.”

Clearly, Sadie understands what it means to be “in” but not “of” the world and she graciously tackled what could have been either a spiritual setback for herself or a stumbling block to non-believers.

Sadie did not compromise with the world and Mark did not have to sacrifice the integrity of the dance. In a sense, Sadie redefined the rumba – or, at least, what has come to be expected in that dance. Sadie said, “I hope it doesn’t come off sexy, but it comes off sweet.”

Fences and Flight Bans: Obama Denies Americans Protection

Condoms are seemingly the only protection liberals care about. Forget about fences along the border or flight bans from Ebola-ravaged countries. Instead, the one protection they focus on – and want to teach our first graders – concerns sex.

When polled, Americans consistently want secure borders – with a fence. They overwhelmingly support a travel ban. Both are commonsensical approaches to keeping unwanted people and diseases out of the country. It seems that We, the People, have more common sense than our representatives.

But liberals do support a fence – for the President. Why not for the rest of us?

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In 2011, Obama mocked the GOP for wanting a fence along our southern border, saying “Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied.”

An actual fence will do just fine, Mr. President.

Israel has a fence. And it works!

Why not build one of our own?

Open border liberals, globalists, and like-minded individuals don’t care about American sovereignty – which should be the number one priority of the federal government. Instead, they encourage an influx of illegal aliens, all the while nonsensically proclaiming that “the border is secure.”

The arguments against a travel ban don’t work either. Obama and the CDC claim banning flights from Ebola-stricken countries would only increase the number of Ebola victims coming to America. (They surprisingly never use that argument with guns. J)

They also claim it will be easier to track Ebola victims if they come directly from Ebola-plagued nations instead of surreptitiously through other countries. Haven’t they heard of passports, visas, and computers?

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Basic logic seems foreign to this White House. If you want to stop the influx of illegals entering the United States, secure the border. Contain the problem. Then deal with those who are already here.

Similarly, if you want to keep America secure from overseas contagions, prevention is preferable to tracking. Why risk the rapid spread of Ebola in America instead of containing it overseas? It’s called a quarantine. Dozens of nations (including neighboring states in Africa) have already done so. Are they smarter than us? Apparently so.

(But the Left would have you believe that we’re racist! Huh?)

The commonsense policies of erecting a fence at the border and putting a travel ban in place are anathema to those whose responsibility it is to protect us. Ask yourself: Why won’t they protect us?

Obama Reacts to Ebola (humor alert)

President Obama is known for his memorable language, quips, epigrams, and not-so-clever sayings.

A clever posting on the Daily Caller paraphrases many of Obama’s most memorable lines, adjusting them for this Ebola crisis. From the Daily Caller:

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President Ebola’s reaction to the disease (with context):

“Ebola is a phony disease.” (Obama on scandals)

“The war on the disease is named Operation Inherent Infection.” (Obama’s Pentagon on the war on ISIS)

“If you like your Ebola you can keep your Ebola. Period.” (Obama on Obamacare)

“You didn’t catch that!” (Obama on success)

“The disease acted stupidly.” (Obama on the arrest of a friend for trespassing)

“We are laser-focused on Ebola.” (Obama on job creation)

“If I had a disease it would look like Ebola.” (Obama on Trayvon)

“If they bring a knife to a fight, you bring a gun; if they bring a gun, you bring Ebola!” (Obama on political debate)

“Tell Ebola I’ll have more flexibility after the November elections.” (Obama telling Putin to temporarily stop making demands)

“There isn’t a smidgeon of a chance of getting Ebola.” (Obama on IRS intimidation and coverup; Obama’s claims that Ebola will never reach the US.).

“It’s not a contagion. It’s a workplace virus.” (Obama’s Homeland Security on Islamic terrorism)

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“Ebola patients should just sit in the back of the bus and not do much talking.” (Obama telling his critics to shut up)

“NASA’s primary mission is to reach out to the Ebola world” (Obama telling NASA to scrap space programs and to reach out to the Islamic world instead)

“We are Hazmat-suit ready!” (Obama on job creation)

“Ebola is the reaction to a disgusting YouTube video” (Obama on Benghazi)

“Look, when we spread Ebola we all win” (Obama on wealth redistribution)

“I will stand with Ebola should the medical winds shift in an ugly direction.” (Obama on Islam)

“Ebola is good for the economy, just look at Wall Street.” (Obama on the economy)

“My daughter asks every day: ‘Dad, have you found the cure for Ebola yet?’” (Obama on the oil leak)

“Mitt, the 80’s called, they want their hazardous infections policies back.” (Obama mocking Romney’s warning on Russia)

“Thanks to my administration the world has never been this healthy.” (Obama’s on wealth in the US)

“We’ve substantially improved the tranquility of, you know, the medical community.” (Obama’s spokesman on Obama’s foreign policies)

“We have Ebola on the run.” (Obama’s opinion of Al Qaeda two days before Benghazi)

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“What difference does it make?” (Obama’s Sec of State Hillary Clinton on Benghazi)

“Ebola is a pre-existing condition now covered by my Affordable Care Act.” (Obamacare on coverage of Obamacare)

“Ebola is just the JV team of all diseases.” (Obama’s reference to ISIS)

“This is not an Ebola summit, guys. This is three folks getting infected at the end of the day.” (Obama on his beer summit)

“The death of Thomas Eric Duncan is just a bump in the road.” (Obama’s reference to the murder of a US ambassador in Benghazi)

“Ebola has spread because Republicans keep blocking funds for it.” (Obama’s reference to his own federal shutdown)

“Ebola and I are the ones we’ve been waiting for!” (Obama on his own candidacy)

“Ebola was an action taken by a rogue nurse in Dallas.” (Obama on IRS intimidation)

“We have been very clear to Ebola, but also to other diseases, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of dead people.” (Obama’s red line in Syria)

“Americans with Ebola are better off now than four years ago. People just don’t feel it.” (Obama on his economic policies)

“I have postponed the Ebola Act until after the election.” (Obama on the Obamacare employer mandate)

“I will use my pen and phone to implement the Americans with Ebola Act to keep the American dream alive.” (Obama on his planned illegal amnesty)

“The hard drives at the CDC have crashed. They were infected with the Ebola virus.” (Obama’s IRS on Lois Lerner’s emails)

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to be infected with Ebola.” (Obama on his own candidacy)

“I said on the very first day that Ebola is contagious on public transportation. Candy get the transcript!” (Obama’s claim that he called the terrorist attack in Benghazi a terrorist attack).

“I’m really good at killing people.” (Obama’s unauthorized wars in Egypt, Lybia and Syria)

“I don’t know what the term for Ebola is in Liberian.” (Obama on Austria’s language)

“You can’t catch Ebola, Ebola catches you!” (Obama’s CDC chief on Ebola)

“We have to get Ebola to find out what’s in it.” (Obama’s friend Nancy Pelosi)

“Ebola has visited 57 states.” (Obama on his state visits)

“It’s not surprising then. They get bitter, they cling to Ebola.” (Obama on guns and religion)

“Many Americans with Ebola don’t know how good they have it.” (Obama on his presidency)

“I Barack Hussein Obama do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend Ebola in the United States.” (Obama’s oath)

“The previous administration failed to eliminate Ebola and we now must fix their mess.” (Obama blaming Bush for everything)

“Make no mistake, my Ebola policy is on the ballot this fall.” (Obama on the 2014 election)

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Vote Republican!

Cartoons from the following locations:

1: http://imgick.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width620/img/darcy/photo/16092329-mmmain.jpg.

2: https://brotherwatchblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/40c00-workplace-virus.jpg.

3: http://www.cartoonaday.com/images/cartoons/2014/08/Ebola-virus-cartoon-598×400.jpg.

4: http://libertyallianc.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/PC-Rider-590-LI.jpg.

Orwell: Ebola, ISIS, and Immigration

The Obama administration inhabits an Orwellian world in which the concepts of the dystopian novel 1984 thrive.

Words, under Obama, take on a reversal of meaning. Often to deadly effect.

The most transparent administration in American history cannot even admit to a smidgeon of corruption.

Remember “War is Peace?” Obama claimed to have ushered in a new era of global tranquility.[1] Now we have “Weakness is Strength[2] and “Poverty is Prosperity.”[3]

Truth itself has become malleable, like a ball of wax, in the hands of this administration. They cater to a generation raised on moral relativism, subjective truth, and historical revisionism.

But this Orwellian Newspeak is lethal!

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Ebola, ISIS, and unfettered immigration are literally on our doorstep – and Newspeak prevents us from defending ourselves.

Immigration

The President, his administration, and leading Democrats have repeatedly lied, claiming, “The border is secure.” The crisis of unaccompanied minors and adults from Mexico this summer belies those claims. But using their false claims for justification, the Left refuses to build a fence – the most obvious solution to the unbridled influx of illegal aliens.

ISIS

According to Obama, “We’re leaving behind a stable and self-reliant Iraq.”[4] But Obama withdrew all of our troops, creating a vacuum into which ISIS plunged. By not preserving the integrity of the Iraqi border with the presence of American troops, the ISIS crisis was created. Thanks in large measure to Obama, the world is in flames (even as his people proclaim global peace).

Ebola

America was Ebola-free, and, just weeks ago, Obama promised that it would remain so. But Ebola is invading America with the vengeance of Montezuma.

Obama refuses to defend America from illegal aliens by building a fence. He refused to preserve the hard-fought peace we achieved in Iraq by keeping an American presence in Iraq to keep that nation secure. Now Obama refuses to build a figurative fence of quarantine around America by issuing a travel ban from countries devastated by Ebola.

CDC’s Tom Frieden said, “A travel ban is not the right answer. It’s simply not feasible to build a wall – virtual or real – around a community, city or country.” But, of course, it is. Quarantines have been used for centuries to stop the spread of deadly contagions.

Commonality

In all three crises, the same mindset pervades. In each instance, Obama and the Left denied there was a problem: the border is secure, ISIS poses no threat, Ebola can never invade America.

In each instance, Obama and the Left refused to contain the situation: no fence to stop illegal aliens from entering the United States, no troops in Iraq to preserve the victory we won, no travel ban to prevent the spread of a deadly plague-like virus.

In each instance, Obama and the Left were wrong and their current strategies to fix the problems are wrong-headed.

Doublethink

In addition to Newspeak – a redefinition or falsification of language – the Left also engages in doublethink – believing two contradictory things at the same time.

Even as thousands of people were crossing our southern border with impunity, the Left was claiming the borders were secure. Even as ISIS was invading Iraq and capturing whole cities and territories, Obama was calling it a JV team. Even as Ebola was ravaging much of western Africa – with many neighboring nations imposing stringent travel bans – Obama said that Americans don’t have to worry.

And still, Obama won’t build a fence – the most secure way to keep invaders out (it works for Israel).

And still, Obama won’t protect Americans from ISIS, in this case by stripping militants of their passports.

And still, Obama won’t issue a travel ban on Ebola-stricken nations – the most basic and effective way to contain this scourge.

If we continue to allow our leaders to employ these Orwellian techniques of Newspeak and doublethink to achieve their goals, then we are likely to see Orwell’s dystopia come to life before our eyes.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Obama Channels Orwell” at http://t.co/m6A636uORL.

[2]               See “Obama: America is Stronger Than Ever” at http://t.co/3dxkSeF8fj.

[3]               See “Obama’s Economic Colossus!” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-4H.

[4]               See “’Hope & Change,’ and Other Orwellian Clichés” at http://t.co/v6fgItffhm.

Obama’s Economic Colossus!

Braggadocio! Hubris! And the unmaking of America.

Obama once bragged, “We’re leaving behind a stable and self-reliant Iraq.”[1]

Obama recently boasted, “America has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world.[2]

Obama’s press secretary insisted that the Obama administration “has substantially furthered American interests and substantially improved the, uh, you know, the – the tranquility of the global community.”[3]

In addition, to world peace and safety for Americans, Obama has also ushered in a new era of prosperity. The President claimed, “So it is indisputable that our economy is stronger today than when I took office. By every economic measure, we are better off now than we were when I took office (10/2/14).”

Can I dispute it?

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The Red Queen Speaks

The First Lady agreed with her husband, reiterating almost verbatim, “by almost every economic measure, we are better off today than when Barack took office (10/3/14).”

In reality, by almost every economic measure, we are worse off today than when Obama took office.

Whenever asked, the American people disagree with the President and First Lady. Their lives do not seem to have improved as a result of Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America.”[4]

In 2009, the United States ranked 6th in economic freedom. Now it ranks 12th. Other economic indicators are equally bleak (see chart above).

The Left has been so enchanted with Obama that they remain blind to his lies. When confronted with the truth, Fox News contributor Juan Williams defended Obama’s claim, declaring, “Because it’s true!”[5]

Far too many Americans are willfully blind to the damage wrought by the current incumbent in the White House, championing policies which are actually damaging the economic and cultural fabric of America.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “’Hope & Change,’ and Other Orwellian Clichés” at http://t.co/v6fgItffhm.

[2]               See “Obama: America is Stronger Than Ever” at http://t.co/3dxkSeF8fj.

[3]               See “Obama Channels Orwell” at http://t.co/m6A636uORL.

[4]               See “Flags Depict Obama’s Fundamental Transformation of America and the World” at http://t.co/xjupplSWD1.

[5]               Juan Williams, Cashin’ In, FNC, 10/4/14.

Columbus Rediscovered

Columbus Day celebrates the life and work of a godly man and a seminal event in world history. Oregon recently renamed this federal holiday “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” either totally missing the point of Columbus or rejecting a key event in American history.

Columbus should be honored for his accomplishments, but instead, many on the Left ridicule and besmirch this man who changed a continent and a world for the better.

A debate on Saturday’s Cashin’ In highlights the cultural divide in America.

Juan Williams offered the countercultural position: “The reality is that there was a country[1] here and that we owe a great debt to, in fact, our native American population and that’s part of our history. That is part of our collective identity.”[2]

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Columbus Worth Celebrating

In his rebuttal, Jonathan Hoenig observed, “Christopher Columbus was a great part of that progress that Juan referenced. Christopher Columbus brought the Western ideas, brought technology, brought the future to North America. He is someone worth celebrating.”

Hoenig then made an important point missed by most addressing this holiday: “I just hope we can stop this business of classifying everyone by their race, or by their tribal heritage. We’re all Americans in this country and that’s worth celebrating.”

Sadly, the bean counters[3] and race hucksters[4] insist upon equalizing and leveling all identities and all achievements, but in doing so they must first bring down those who have been most successful and redistribute their achievements to others.

It may shock some cultural relativists, but not all cultures are equal. In fact, some cultures are superior.[5] But for the multiculturalists, America is neither good[6] nor exceptional.[7] Hence the continual assaults on Columbus Day. They have a severely impoverished view of America and a hostility to American tradition. (Ditto, for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas.)

Columbus’ Christian Faith

Columbus was a devout Catholic who sought to evangelize those he encountered in his journeys. According to Christianity Today, Columbus “brought the Christian faith to half the world.”[8] “Because of Columbus’s voyage and the resulting Spanish evangelistic efforts, Latin America has a higher percentage of professing Christians than that of any other region in the world.”

The Christian Post observes, that “Columbus’ voyage was certainly the most memorable maritime enterprise in the history of the world.’” As noted by the Post,

“Columbus named the places he landed in a way reflective of his Christian faith. These include the first island (in the Bahamas) ‘San Salvador,’ i.e., ‘Holy Savior.’ Other lands he named are ‘Trinidad,’ i.e., ‘Trinity;’ ‘Vera Cruz,’ i.e., ‘True Cross;’ ‘Navidad,’ i.e., ‘Christmas.’”

Instead of denigrating a holiday dedicated to the life of a great and godly man who literally changed the world and brought salvation to untold millions, we should credit both his motives and accomplishments. Anything less is to diminish a seminal event in our history and to deny the providence God provided America through this man and in subsequent generations.

Update

On Columbus Day itself, Fox News contributor Bob Beckel demonized Columbus – and then denied doing so. First, Beckel diminished the accomplishments of Columbus, saying,

“he had guts to get on three boats and just go straight out. What do you think, you don’t know if you’re going to hit something. But just keep in mind, Christopher Columbus did not discover America. The Vikings did. That’s irrefutably proved now.”

Those who dismiss Columbus like this fail to realize that the Viking’s discovery had no impact on the world. Columbus’ discovery did.

Beckel continued: “The truth is, this land belonged to Native Americans. And we treated them terribly. We put them in reservations. We destroyed a lot of them, because we brought diseases here. The fact is this story has never been told very well. We always pass over it. But the fact is that Europeans, white Europeans, almost completely destroyed indigenous species.”

Columbus did none of the atrocities Beckel cites. None! Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle responded:

“But everything is Christopher Columbus’s fault, who died as a pauper and never even was able to profit off of what he discovered. He made four trips to this country. This is a guy who was doing his job. … Now he’s become the devil?”

Beckel asked, “Who was it who said that Christopher Columbus was responsible for doing that to the Indians? Who was it?”

Guilfoyle: “You just said it.”

Beckel: “I did not. I certainly did not.”

Guilfoyle: “You just said…”

Beckel: “No, I did not say that.”

Guilfoyle: “This is the causal link that you tied together, Bob. It came out of your mouth.”

Causal links are a prominent pejorative technique of the Left.

Endnotes:

[1]               Williams’ Use of the word “country” is wholly incorrect. There was no preexisting “country” prior to the establishment of European colonies in the New World.

[2]               The native American population is a part of our history, but Columbus Day celebrates an event pivotal in human history which ignited colonization of the New World and gave rise to the birth of America, which, in turn, has since prospered the world. Columbus deniers ignore or decry America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and besmirch her European origins. Multiculturalism insists that though all cultures are equal, Western Civilization is somehow not quite so equal. Indeed, multiculturalists eschew Western Civilization and castigate it whenever possible. America’s “collective identity” includes people of all races, cultures, and tongues, but her founding identity was principally British Christians and merchants.

[3]               See “Identity Politics Is the Problem” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1l.

[4]               See “Ann Coulter Takes on the Racial Grievance Industry” at http://t.co/YgG2rpgZIc.

[5]               The world would be a far different place – far worse – if America had never been born. America’s innate goodness, compassion, and generosity have been a fount of blessings for most of the world. These things should not be despised, nor should the source of those blessings which originated with God and were extended through the nation he prospered to greatness. Check out Dinesh D’Souza’s America.

[6]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[7]               See “American Exceptionalism is in the Eye of the Beholder http://t.co/UDFIbFm5hr.

[8]               For an in-depth study of Columbus, his faith, and the fruit of that faith, see https://www.christianhistoryinstitute.org/magazine/issue/columbus-and-christianity-in-the-americas/.

Ebola Madness!

Ebola has re-merged as a death sentence for many and the Left blames America.

The first Ebola death in the United States was a Liberian national who lied about not being in contact with Ebola in order to enter the U.S.

Thomas Eric Duncan is not a hero.

Thomas Eric Duncan is also not a victim of racism, white privilege, Western colonialism, the NRA, the Tea Party, global warming, or – America. (Oh, and, Bush is not to blame.)

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Instead of blaming America first, Duncan’s relatives should thank America for doing her best to save his life.

Neither Hero Nor Martyr

Let me repeat, Duncan is not a hero. He lied to enter the United States, knowingly placing the lives of hundreds of people at risk. He also jeopardized his own family in Texas. (Selfless love? I think not.) Duncan brought Ebola to America.

Duncan is not a hero. Nor is Duncan a martyr. But the Left would like to regard him as a martyr – a martyr to everything they hate most about America.

Anti-American Constructs

A whole series of anti-American false narratives arose in the midst of Duncan’s plight. Political correctness insists that racism – not Ebola – was the cause of his death. The boogeymen of “white privilege”[1] and “American privilege” resurfaced with a vengeance.

Somehow, the NRA, the Tea Party, and cuts in Medicaid (by a Republican governor in Texas, who also, coincidentally, might run again for president) are to blame for Duncan’s death.

Some suggest that Ebola and its victims are a result of European colonialism in Africa. Even global warming made the list of obvious culprits.

Each of these duplicitous charges besmirch America, the American people, American institutions, and American interests.

Undergirding many of these fallacious critiques is a worldview in which America is at fault for being so successful.[2] According to their narrative, America is unworthy of her success because she exploited Third World (and other) countries.[3] The wealth inequity between America and poor countries is prominently featured in their writings.

Politicized Analysis

MSNBC host Krystal Ball expressly and explicitly blamed the NRA for the Ebola crisis, saying, “As the Ebola crisis continues, confusion and fear grows. So why are we still waiting on President Obama’s Surgeon General nominee to get to work? The answer: guns.”

Why? Because the NRA opposes the president’s unqualified nominee for Surgeon General.

Salon’s Joan Walsh blames Texas Governor Rick Perry, writing, “Medicaid wouldn’t have helped Duncan, but it might help someone exposed to him.” But, as Mediaite noted, Duncan wasn’t eligible for Medicaid anyway.

White Racism

Celebrated talk show host Geraldo Rivera cites racism as the cause of Duncan’s death. Rivera tweeted, “Real shame of Dallas: Ebola fatality Thomas Duncan turned away from Presbyterian Hospital. Was it because he was too poor, black and uninsured?”

Yes, again, the blame America first crowd blames America for the death of a foreigner who illegally entered the United States knowing that he was jeopardizing everyone he came in contact with. But America is racist![4]

As reported by Mediaite, Rivera accused the hospital of negligence and racial stereotyping: “I think that they were negligent and stereotyped this poor, black, uninsured guy who’s just another poor, black, uninsured guy.”

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who is black, agrees with Rivera: “If a person who looks like me shows up without any insurance, they don’t get the same treatment.”

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan actually claims white Americans invented Ebola to kill black people.

The Verge Verges on Hysteria

The Verge’s take on the Ebola crisis is evident in the title of its piece: “Ebola panic is getting pretty racist.”[5] Of course, the only racism it sees is white.

The sub-title highlights one cause of the Ebola crisis: “The real culprits in Ebola’s spread have been cuts to public health budgets.” The public health budgets referenced are for the World Health Organization and other foreign countries, not the U.S., begging the question: why is America to blame.

Race looms large in this diatribe, overshadowing everything else.

The writer, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, claims, “The current Ebola crisis has been tinged with racism and xenophobia” and asserts “American privilege – white privilege, especially – is floating to the surface, in even less subtle ways.”

“The difference in treatment for US patients and African patients is stark,” she writes, expressing outrage that the U.S. is not doing more for this impoverished continent, noting “Americans have preferred to focus on themselves.” (But wasn’t Duncan focusing on himself?)

Duhaime-Ross decries “racist xenophobic Americans,” and writes, “America: your xenophobia is showing.”

Citizenship

She actually began her column decrying journalists’ questions about Duncan’s citizenship, as if asking those questions was somehow odd. She writes:

“The first time a reporter asked a CDC representative whether Thomas Duncan – the first patient to receive an Ebola diagnosis in the US – was an American citizen, the question seemed pretty tame. One could excuse it as a general inquiry about the Duncan’s nationality during the first press conference announcing his diagnosis. But after the CDC declined to answer, the question kept coming. ‘Is he a citizen?’ reporters repeatedly asked. ‘Is he one of us?’ they meant.”

(As a journalist herself, she should know that journalists typically seek to highlight people from their own countries to please their audiences. If you are in another country, their newscasters will emphasize victims of a tragedy who are from their country. Nothing nefarious there.)

However, her shocking realization that the reporters meant “Is he one of us?” would only be shocking to someone whose view of America is diminished,[6] who does not value the nature of American sovereignty and American citizenship.[7] Open borders people seldom do.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings apparently expressed Duhaime-Ross’s sentiments in his tweet about Duncan: “He’s our citizen now.

No. He’s. Not.

America is not the world’s welfare state, nor is she a continental MASH unit for treating all of the world’s people. Treating her as such is disrespectful and dishonors her origins, her heritage, and her worth.

Endnotes:

[1]               See “Guilty of Being White” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-17.

[2]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[3]               See Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, Basic Books, 1995, http://www.amazon.com/Race-And-Culture-World-View/dp/0465067972. His book provides an excellent rebuttal to those charges.

[4]               See “Identity Politics Is the Problem” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1l.

[5]               See “Ann Coulter Takes on the Racial Grievance Industry” at http://t.co/YgG2rpgZIc.

[6]               See “Obama’s America – Fundamentally Flawed” at http://wp.me/p4scHf-1h.

[7]               See “American Exceptionalism is in the Eye of the Beholder” at http://t.co/UDFIbFm5hr.