The Battlefield, July 17, 2015

It’s unfortunate that we’re talking about a quite literal battlefield in today’s installment.

And the battlefield is here. It’s all around us.

We talked about this quite a bit in this morning’s immigration post, but yesterday’s massacre in Chattanooga shows that you simply cannot bring people in from a hostile part of the world who subscribe to an alien, supremacist culture the primary characteristic of which is its insistence on subjugating other cultures by violence if necessary and not put your security in jeopardy.

It is quite literally insane to bring in immigrants from the Muslim world in large numbers while the global jihad is ongoing. There is no justification for doing it. These are people who can’t be assimilated with the ease that Italians or Irish or Germans or even Mexicans can. They belong to a culture in which it’s punishable by death to convert to another religion.

The majority of Americans are Christians. If you bring in Palestinian Muslims and their kids gravitate toward the local Presbyterian Church, and the father wants to cut his daughter’s head off in an honor killing because she’s turned apostate, what have you done? Have you added to our rich tapestry of diverse people, or have you created an unholy mess of a country difficult to govern?

We see in places like France and the Netherlands, not to mention the UK, that mass immigration from Muslim countries doesn’t lead to mass assimilation the way our Irish or Italian influx a century ago did. We see that it creates a seething underclass ripe for terrorist recruitment and unrest.

This Abdulazeez was supposed to be a well-adjusted kid, though I’m going to guess most of his high school and college acquaintances telling the media how shocked they are at what he did are lying. Nobody wants to be branded a racist, so they’re not going to tell the newspapers or TV reporters about what a haughty prick he was and how he’d lecture them on morality and probity the way Muslims often do. Or maybe they really didn’t see that from him and the fact he turned jihadist really was a surprise. He did get a DWI in April, after all, so observing the Muslim prohibition on alcohol wasn’t a constant with him. Perhaps the shame of the DWI, together with his family’s influence, turned him into a more devout Muslim – and yesterday we saw the result.

He turned out not to be such a normal American after all. He turned out to be part of the Muslim Fifth Column the Left mocks the suggestion of.

But you can’t run a modern, pluralistic democratic country with a bunch of unassimilated immigrants from hostile Third World shitholes. That’s going to have to stop. You can have a robust immigration policy but it has to be a healthy one. We clearly don’t have anything like that, and the recognition of this is the main reason why Donald Trump, who has no business being at the top of the GOP field, is where he is.

Simplistic-Weapon-12-Battle-Axes-in-Saltire A question: if Dylann Roof had been known to frequent a cultural center for white supremacists, you’d expect the feds to come in and raid the place and shut it down, right? Will Mitch Landrieu move to close down the mosques in New Orleans today?

Simplistic-Weapon-12-Battle-Axes-in-Saltire Speaking of Trump, who is after all a creation of Barack Obama, there is this. It’s disgusting and not safe for work, but it isn’t a surprise. Ask Rick Santorum, after all.

I’m not going to hold forth on the necessity for dignity in our discourse; we’ve always had nasty politics and over-the-top rhetoric in the public sphere, and we’ve survived so far. It does seem, though, that today there is a little bit coarser environment. And it also seems that’s tied into the amount of emotionalist stupidity we’ve allowed into our discourse. A good insult is one thing; often those can be appreciated even by their victims. But the dehumanization of someone on the other side because of how they make you feel is something we see more of.

And my guess is you’ll see even more of that over the next year and a half, particularly on the Democrat side – because demonization and emotion is all they’ve got this time. The country is sick of their brand of governance (71 percent say that voting for Obama was a mistake) and they have no viable candidate for president next year. That means they’ve got to tear down whoever the GOP puts up, and we already know from the 2012 cycle they’ll go to any length to do it.

This is going to be the nastiest political cycle in modern American history. Just watch.

Simplistic-Weapon-12-Battle-Axes-in-Saltire Fox News is hiring Meghan McCain, which is catastrophic in its idiocy. We need a second conservative news network to compete with it.

Mike Bayham had a quality take on the hire…

What does this say about Fox or what does this say about the “rising” generation coming after the X-ers…apparently they’re looking at bringing in a millenial with some kind of profile and this was the best they could find who will willing to take Rupert Murdoch’s money. Unless this girl has been getting schooled on issues, poise and communication skills for the past few months (which her father’s running mate badly needed), I think she is going to do about as well in her new role as the Situation did on the infamous Donald J. Trump Comedy Central Roast.

Simplistic-Weapon-12-Battle-Axes-in-Saltire I didn’t do anything on the Major Garrett-Barack Obama exchange this week, and I regret that. It was a good exposition of what we have in office, after all.

The question of the four Americans languishing essentially as hostages in Iranian jails not being part of the Iran deal is a good one. Those four Americans not getting their deliverance from the deal is a worthy point of contention, and the substance of Obama’s answer after he got through attempting to shame Garrett for asking a question about why his administration was content to leave them out of the discussion was breathtaking.

Obama said that he couldn’t get those four people out through the Iran deal because to do so would encourage more hostage-taking by hostile regimes. That’s rich, considering he sugar-coated the Cuba deal he cut by touting the Americans he managed to get released by doing it. And of course there was the Bowe Bergdahl deal; if ever America was to encourage hostage-taking the Bergdahl deal is an example of how to do it.

Very little this man says can be defended on the basis of logic, and it’s beyond tiresome.

Simplistic-Weapon-12-Battle-Axes-in-Saltire What else is tiresome is Obama’s in-your-face attitude toward the majority of the country. You would suspect that a president’s message about the coming of Eid-ul-Fitr, the Muslim celebration of the end of Ramadan which was never even remarked on until recent years, would yesterday have contained some reference to Chattanooga rather than a full-throated tribute to Islam. But you’d be wrong – Obama acted as though there was nothing on the table yesterday and gave us this

As Muslim Americans celebrate Eid across America, the holiday is a reminder to every American of the importance of respecting those of all faiths and beliefs. This past year New York City Public Schools announced adding Eid to their official school calendars alongside Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays – an acknowledgement of the great diversity and inclusiveness that adds to the richness of our nation. During this year’s White House Iftar, I had the opportunity to meet inspiring young Muslim Americans who are leading efforts for greater understanding and unity across diverse communities. Following the Iftar, one of the young attendees helped spearhead an effort that raised more than $75,000 for the churches burned in the wake of the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Americans of all faiths and beliefs must stand together to protect our democracy and strengthen our country as a whole.

Charleston. Not Chattanooga.

Obama is not an American in any real sense of the world. He is, in many ways, as unassimilated as Abdulazeez. But that describes a lot of the Hard Left fever swamp he came from.

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