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I wanted to share the following recent article that reveals that Trump will declare the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization-You Decide:
Walid Phares
Trump Will Declare the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization!-Posted on Independent Sentinel-By S. Noble-On November 12, 2016:
“Walid Phares, a top-foreign policy adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, said the Trump administration will sign a bill that designates the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.
Phares told Egyptian Youm7 on Wednesday that: “Trump considers the Muslim Brotherhood a dangerous group that fuels the Jihadist ideology, thus he seeks for a military strike against the group and will not politically contain the group as Obama and H. Clinton did”.
In February, the US House Judiciary Committee approved legislation calling for the US State Department to designate the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt as a foreign terrorist organization.
The State Department has done nothing.
Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have called the Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
If Trump does do this, what becomes of all of those employees at DHS? Then there are the poisonous little offspring groups like CAIR and ISNA for example, like the ones that are banned in Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia.
Early Wednesday morning, Hussam Ayloush, head of the Council on American Islamic Relations’ Los Angeles office, tweeted this:
Hussam Ayloush @HussamA
Ok, repeat after me:
Al-Shaab yureed isqat al-nizaam.
(Arab Spring chant)
10:16 PM - 8 Nov 2016
You won’t like the translation from Wikipedia.
Ash-shaʻb yurīd isqā an-niām means “the people want to bring down the regime”. It is a political slogan associated with the Arab Spring.The slogan first emerged during the Tunisian Revolution.
It’s unclear what he is referencing here but he has been to the White House twice.
The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton colluded with the Brotherhood during the Arab Spring in Egypt and in Libya. Huma Abedin, Hillary’s closest advisor, has a late father, mother, brother and sister closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda-linked organizations.
In 2013, Senator John McCain met with various rebels in a safe-house in Syria. Among those present was Islamic State leader al-Baghdad according to this report and the attached photo.
Photo of U.S. Senator John McCain meeting illegally in a rebel safe house with the heads of the “Free Syrian Army” in Idlib, Syria in April, 2013. In the left foreground, top al Qaeda terrorist leader Ibrahim al-Badri (aka Al-Baghdadi of ISIS, a.k.a. Caliph Ibrahim of the recently founded Islamic State with whom the Senator is talking. Behind Badri is visible Brigadier General Salim Idris (with glasses), the former military chief of the FSA, who has since fled to the Gulf states after the collapse of any semblance of the FSA. (Courtesy
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The following recent articles and video reveal that: 1) the National Security Advisor designate recently stated that ‘Islam is a Political Ideology-Not many people are screaming Jesus Christ with hatchets’; and 2) Priebus on Islam: ‘Clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic’; 3) Trump’s National Security picks are no fans of Iran or the Nuclear Deal-You Decide:

National Security Adviser Designate: 'Islam Is a Political Ideology,' Not Many 'People Screaming Jesus Christ With Hatchets'!-Posted on CNSNews-By Michael W. Chapman -On November 18, 2016:

Video: Priebus on Islam: ‘Clearly there are some aspects of that faith that are problematic’!-Posted on November 20, 2016:

Trump’s National Security Picks Are No Fans of Iran or the Nuclear Deal!-Posted on Patrick Goodenough-On November 21, 2016:

The following recent article also reveals that Frank Gaffney is currently advising the Trump Team on issues relating to the Muslim Brotherhood-You Decide:

Bad News for the Brotherhood: Frank Gaffney Advising Trump Team!-Posted on Front Page Magazine-By Daniel Greenfield-On November 16, 2016:
“I doubt Grover Norquist is too happy right now. And very few Muslim Brothers are lifting a glass of lukewarm water in celebration.
Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy is now reportedly advising Trump's transition team. The media is reporting this with lots of scare quotes about his views on "Islam". Pretty soon there will be interviews with more preemptively frightened Muslims. Though I imagine even the media will grow tired of faking those after two or three months. The public will have long since tuned out.
Frank Gaffney is a serious expert. And having him actually in a place of influence would matter more than some of the celebrity names being tossed around.
He's made fighting the Muslim Brotherhood into a major priority. And the Brotherhood is a bigger threat than ISIS. And he would be one of the experts who makes the Brotherhood's American bases very nervous indeed.

Gaffney said one of Trump’s most important tasks will be “stopping, designating, rolling up the Muslim Brotherhood in America as the terrorist organization it is.”
“It’s going to be vital to everything else he’s trying to do. We’ve got to stop taking counsel from them, direction from them, and allowing them to operate in our midst subversively, and that’s what’s been going on for some fifty years now,” he said.”
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The following ten part series of videos reveal Frank Gaffney's take regarding the Muslim Brotherhood in America-You Decide:

4063613282?profile=originalVideo: The Muslim Brotherhood in America! (10 Parts)-Posted on securefreedom-On April 24, 2012:

The following video reveals the three stages of ‘Civilization Jihad’-You Decide:

Video: Three Stages of Jihad!-Posted on Acts17Apologetics-On January 1, 2012:

The following article revealed that El-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood are currently using taqiyya against the USA and other western countries, and with frightening success.-You Decide:

Taqiyya vs. Our President!-Posted on FrontPage Magazine-By David Meir-Levi-On January 18, 2012:

The following recent article reveals that a refugee camp worker recently stated that Muslims want to ‘destroy Christians’-You Decide:


Refugee Camp Worker: Muslims Want To “Destroy” Christians!-Posted on Liberty Alliance-By Dennis Michael Lynch-On November 18, 2016:

The following recent articles reveal that Trump and Putin have teamed up to annihilate ISIS-You Decide:

Trump and Putin Team Up To Annihilate ISIS!-Posted on Patriot Update-By Andrew West-On November 14, 2016:

Donald Trump WILL back Assad in Syria and JOIN Putin to clear out ISIS

Donald Trump WILL back Assad in Syria and JOIN Putin to clear out ISIS!-Posted on We the Alliance.-By: Joshua Nevett-On November 12, 2016:

The following recent article reveals that the Iraqis recently gave Trump’s ISIS promises a big thumbs up-You Decide:


Trump’s ISIS Promises Get Big Thumbs Up From Iraqis!-Posted on Patriot Update-By Andrew West-On November 19, 2016:

The following recent articles and/or videos revealed that: 1) Trump sent a message that 'Shariah is incompatible with our U.S. Constitution'; 2) Sessions nomination brings hope of reversing Islamic 'stealth invasion'; 3) Georgia Rep. recently introduced Bill to restrict use of burqas and veils in public; 4) a Muslim leader in the U.S. recently stated that ‘Islam is not here to Integrate-it is here to Dominate’; 5) the FBI recently warned Americans of a ‘Thanksgiving Terror Potential’; 6) Muslim migrant sets crowded bank ablaze - 27 injured, children burned-You Decide:

Trump to send message: 'Shariah incompatible with Constitution': ‘President-elect reportedly planning to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group’!-Posted on Paul Bremmer-On November 16, 2016:
Sessions nomination brings hope of reversing Islamic 'stealth invasion'!-Posted on Paul Bremmer-On November 19, 2016:
Video: Muslim Leader in US: “Islam is not here to Integrate. Islam is here to Dominate”!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Tim Brown-On November 19, 2016:
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Video: FBI Warns Of Thanksgiving Terror Potential; Walsh Says No Specific Threat To Boston!-Posted on Boston CBS News-On November 18, 2016:
Arson Jihad: Muslim Migrant Sets Crowded Bank ABLAZE - 27 Injured, Children Burned!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Pamela Geller-On November 19, 2016:
The following recent article revealed that Ohio state officials are mistreating 5 year old girl raped by Muslim migrants-You Decide:


State officials mistreat girl, 5, raped by Muslim migrants: ‘Exclusive: Pamela Geller says Idaho family 'has suffered almost every kind of injustice'!-Posted on Pamela Geller-On November 20, 2015:

The following recent article reveals states that the Democrats are trying their predictable tactic of crying racism to obstruct Sessions for Attorney General-You Decide:


Democrats Try Predictable Tactic of Crying Racism to Obstruct Sessions for Attorney General!-Posted on Oath Keepers-By David Codrea-On November 21, 2016:

The following recent article reveals why 'sanctuary city' mayors should be given an MVP Award by ISIS and drug cartels-You Decide:


'Sanctuary Cities' Vs. National Security and Public Safety: Why 'sanctuary city' mayors should be given an MVP Award by ISIS and drug cartels!-Posted on Front Page Magazine-By Michael Cutler-On November 22, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that Trump is going to release Secret Iran documents that could devastate Obama-You Decide:


REPORT: Trump To Release Secret Iran Docs That Could Devastate Obama!-Posted on Conservative Tribune-On November 22, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal-You Decide:

Iran warns of retaliation if U.S. breaches nuclear deal!-Posted on Yahoo News-By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin-On November 23, 2016:

The following recent thought-provoking articles revealed: 1) that Obama helped Iran get new planes as they smuggle weapons to Hezbollah. What’s wrong with this picture?; 2) that former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych recently stated that “US Planned Protests and Staged a Coup to Seize Power'; and 3) Donald Trump’s team puts ‘radical Islam’ front and center in terror fight-You Decide:


Obama Helps Iran Get New Planes As They Smuggled Weapons To Hezbollah: ‘Endangers "our men and women in uniform as well as those of our allies ..."!-Posted on Western Journalism-By Yochanan Visser-On November 23, 2016:

France Iran

Intelligence Suggests Obama Admin Facilitated Iran’s Smuggling of Weapons via Commercial Planes!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-By Tim Brown-On November 25, 2016:

Clashes in Kiev's Independence Square, 2014

Former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych: “US Planned Protests, Staged a Coup to Seize Power”!-Posted on Freedom Outpost-BY Tim Brown-On  November 24, 2016:


Donald Trump’s team puts ‘radical Islam’ front and center in terror fight!-Posted on The Washington Times-By Guy Taylor, The Washington Times-On November 23, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that the 9/11 mastermind revealed a sick plan to destroy America-You Decide:

The Fence

9/11 Mastermind Reveals Plan to Destroy America. Anyone Who Wants Open Borders Might Want to See This...!-Posted on Independent Journal Review-By Justen Charters-On November 23, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that Obama recently shut down a successful aerial surveillance program along the U.S.-Mexican border. What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:


Why Did Obama Shut Down a Successful Aerial Surveillance Program along the U.S.-Mexican Border? ‘Operation Phalanx may have worked too well for the administration’s tastes’!-Posted on Front Page Magazine-By  Ari Lieberman-On November 25, 2016:

The following thought-provoking videos revealed: 1) that ’60 Minutes’ recently went to Sweden to cover plight of refugees and got assaulted on camera; 2) that Paris is at war against radical Islamist migrant gangs; and 3) Paris today after war with radical Islamist migrant gangs-You Decide:


Video: ’60 Minutes’ goes to Sweden to cover plight of refugees, gets assaulted on camera!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Dr. Eowyn-On November 25, 2016:

Video: Paris at War Against Radical Islamist Migrant Gangs: Media Silent!-Posted on Our Eye On Islam-On June 1, 2016:

Video: This is PARIS Today - October 2016!-Posted on DinduMuffin-On October 9, 2016:

The following articles revealed: 1) that hacked Soros documents showed his link with politicians to combat “Islamophobia”; and 2) that Soros recently committed $10M to fight ‘Hate Crimes’, which he blames on Trump-You Decide:


Hacked Soros Documents Show Link With Politicians to Combat “Islamophobia”!-Posted on A. Griffee-On September 30, 2016:


George Soros Commits $10 Million to Fight ‘Hate Crimes’ Which he Blames on Trump!-Posted on Eagle Rising-By Philip Hodges-On November 26, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that an FBI study proved that Liberals are wrong when it comes to ‘Islamophobia’-You Decide:


FBI Study Proves Liberals Wrong on Islamophobia!-Posted on Liberty Alliance-By Liberty Alliance-On November 23, 2016:

The following articles revealed: 1) that as Russia mocks the Obama administration for obstructing them in Syria, our news media tries to cover for the White House; 2) that allegedly the U.S. Government armed and funded Yemeni forces; 3) that a Canadian Muslim Leader prayed for the destruction of Israel by fire; and 4) that Muslim husband recently raped his wife and judge saw no sexual assault. What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:


As Russia mocks the Obama administration for obstructing them in Syria, our news media tries to cover for the White House!-Posted on Joe Scudder-On November 26, 2016:


WikiLeaks: Leaked Documents Allege US Armed And Funded Yemeni Forces!-Posted on GOP Daily Dose-By Dylan-On November 25, 2016:


Canadian Muslim Leader Prays for the Destruction of Israel by Fire!-Posted on The Constitution-By Onan Coca-On November 27, 2016:


Sharia in New Jersey: Muslim husband rapes wife, judge sees no sexual assault, Why?-Posted on GOP Daily Dose-By William Smith-On November 26, 2016:

The following recent article revealed that twitter exploded after a comedian’s tweet invites terrorists to attack Trump properties. What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:


Twitter explodes after comedian’s tweet invites terrorists to attack Trump properties!-Posted on BizPac Review-By Scotlt Morefied-On November 26, 2016:

The following thought-provoking articles and video revealed: 1) that a Muslim terrorist attack recently unfolded at Ohio State University campus; 2) that Trump’s National Security Adviser recently stated that we are at war with Radical Islam because they are on the march; and 3) that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) lied about Keith Ellison’s ‘Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam’ past. What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:


Breaking! Muslim Terrorist Attack Unfolds on Ohio State University Campus!-Posted on By iPatriot-On November 28, 2016:

Abdul Razak Artan sits pensively on the Oval. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Oller Reporter

Video: Somali student behind car, knife attack at Ohio State University that injured 11!-Posted on November 28, 2016:

Trump’s National Security Adviser on Radical Islam: ‘This Is a World War ... They Are On The March'!-Posted on Michael W. Chapman-On November 23, 2016:


ADL Lies About Keith Ellison's Anti-Semitic Nation of Islam Past!-Posted on Front Page Magazine-By Daniel Greenfield-On November 28, 2016:

The following recent articles revealed: 1) that Trump praised Ohio State’s response to campus attack and offers his thoughts and prayers; 2) that Rep. Peter King recently stated that up to 40 Somali Americans have become ‘ISIS Terrorists’; 3) that a Crime Watch Executive Committee featured a ‘Pro-Terror Anti-Semite’ that promotes Hamas, Osama bin Laden and labels Jews as being ‘thieves’; and 4) that in Italy migrants rioted after being denied asylum and refused to leave. What’s wrong with this picture?-You Decide:

Wisconsin election official expects recount to uphold Trump win

Trump Praises Ohio State’s Response To Campus Attack, Offers Thoughts And Prayers!-Posted on Western Journalism-By Jack Davis-On November 28, 2016:

Rep. Peter King: 'Up to 40 Somali Americans' Have Become 'ISIS Terrorists'!-Posted on CNSNews-By Susan Jones-On November 29, 2016:


Miami Crime Watch Executive Committee Features Pro-Terror Anti-Semite: ‘Sofian Zakkout promotes Hamas, Osama bin Laden; labels Jews ‘thieves’!-Posted on Front Page Magazine-By Joe Kaufman-On November 29, 2016:

Video: Italy: Migrants Riot After Being Denied Asylum, Refuse to Leave, Demand Their ‘Daily Allowance’!-Posted on The D.C. Clothesline-By Chris Menahan-On November 29, 2016:

Please see Part 2:

Walid Phares

Trump Will Declare the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization! (Part 2)-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On December 1, 2016:

I believe that the above articles and/or videos relate to and/or further support my following blogs-You Decide:

The Vetting: ‘Obama, Radical Islam and the Soros Connection’! (Part 2):

When A U.S. President IS Muslim Brotherhood!
The Islamic Infiltration: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets!

‘Civilization Jihad’ And Obama’s Connections!
Who ran cover for Obama’s Islamic background? ‘Tracing The Politics And The Money Behind Obama’s 2008 Campaign’!

Letter to our NM U.S. Representative Michelle Lujan-Grisham (re: Articles of Impeachment and Impeachment Proceedings)!

Hypocrisy Watch: Networks Pound Bannon, But Ignore Democrat Ellison’s Radicalism!

The MSM conglomerates are the most prolific and insidious "fake news" propagators in the marketplace of ideas!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On November 30, 2016:


Obama: Submit to Globalism or Face War, Death, Destruction!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On November 17, 2016:

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On April 30, 2012:

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Bingaman Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On May 1, 2012:


Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Congressman Heinrich Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!–Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On May 1, 2012:


Follow-up Letter to NM Governor Martinez Regarding The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!–Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez on May 1, 2012: Letter To NM U.S. Congressman Heinrich Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!-Posted on We The People USA-By Jake Martinez-On June 10, 2012:


Follow-up Letter To NM Governor Martinez Requesting The Removal of President Obama From The NM 2012 Presidential Election Ballot!–Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez on June 10, 2012:

Follow-up Letter To NM U.S. Senator Udall Requesting Congressional Investigation Into Allegations Made By Sheriff Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse!Posted on Tea Party Command Center-By Jake Martinez-On October 18, 2012:

4063359777?profile=originalNote:  The following videos wholeheartedly share my sentiments regarding what we are currently experiencing in America today-You Decide:

4063590393?profile=originalA Republic, If You Can Keep It!

4063360053?profile=originalThe Fightin Side of Me!

4063359977?profile=originalWhen Injustice Becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty!

4063359777?profile=originalNote:  If you have a problem viewing any of the listed blog and/or videos, please copy website link and paste it on your browser.  Sure seems like any subject matter that may be considered controversial by this administration is being censored-What happened to free speech?-You Decide:

“Food For Thought”

4063359991?profile=originalHello: Are Americans Going To Wake Up and Take a Stand Before The Lights Go Out?-God Bless America!

God Bless Our Country/Republic.
Semper Fi!

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Trump Will Declare the Muslim Brotherhood a Terrorist Organization!-Posted on New American Gazzette-On November 16, 2016:

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A great kerfuffle, ballyhoo, and brouhaha recently erupted after a phenotypically white male attending Princeton University wrote an essay objecting to the fact that several others on campus were constantly instructing him to check his privilege.

Either he is obviously evil, or no one properly instructed him on how to check his privilege. I’m here to help.

For white males, checking your privilege has nothing to do with confronting uncomfortable facts. It’s not what you have to confront—it’s about what you’re being forced to ignore. Checking one’s privilege is almost exclusively a process of evading the most plausible reasons for why white males began dominating the world until others were able to start guilt-tripping them and telling them to check their privilege. It involves living in complete denial. Instead of realistically confronting unearned privilege, it involves swallowing unearned guilt.

POLL: Is Global Warming junk science with a political agenda or is it real?

Pretend it makes sense that it’s currently considered the pinnacle of virtue to eagerly hand over what you have instead of fighting to keep it. Pretend that all other groups aren’t actually fighting loudly and brazenly and openly in their own self-interest. Pretend that it’s only wrong when white males do it.

Pretend it’s moral—rather than cowardly and spineless—to bend over, grab your ankles, and placidly acquiesce to social shaming and belligerent guilt-tripping.

Pretend that people who whine about white privilege are typically white and far more privileged than most whites. Pretend that they are motivated by a sense of fairness rather than a deep-rooted guilt that they’re projecting onto less privileged whites. Pretend that if their families have been in America since colonial times, they aren’t more likely to have descended from slave owners rather than from white indentured servants. Pretend that the peddlers of the “white privilege” meme are motivated by facts and logic rather than emotion and superstition.

Pretend that only Western civilization—rather than every civilization that has ever existed until, ironically, latter-day Western civilization—is chauvinistic, considers itself the center of the universe, and acts the best it can to advance its own interests whether or not it’s at others’ expense. Forget all about Hannibal, the Moors, Genghis Khan, and Islamic conquerors. Deny or suppress any evidence that suggests white males merely won a game in which everyone was a willing participant. Go one step further and accuse whatever team wins the World Series this year of cheating.

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It is interesting how wealthy liberals are continually blaming the American middle class for global warming, terrorism, and pretty much all of the world’s problems.

Simply put, it is all your fault.

Our Consumption Factor Imperils Us All

“People in the third world are aware of this difference in per capita consumption, although most of them couldn’t specify that it’s by a factor of 32. When they believe their chances of catching up to be hopeless, they sometimes get frustrated and angry, and some become terrorists, or tolerate or support terrorists…The only way out is to make consumption rates and living standards more equal around the world. We could have a stable outcome in which all countries converge on consumption rates considerably below the current highest levels.”

And if the guilt and emotional blackmail over the melting glaciers and shrinking polar bear genitalia wasn’t enough, now the fact that not all of the world shares our lifestyle (or conversely, we are not as poverty stricken as they are) is cause for serious self-examination and self-blame.  I don’t think I can bear it. After staggering under the “white man’s burden” for 2,000 years of colonization and exploitation of those of a darker hue, now I must shoulder the burden for causing Islamic terrorism and the devastating changes to our planet that will quickly lead to the extinction of the human race.

All because my children have clean water to drink and live in a heated home while their father drives a vehicle to work and buys his socks, toothpaste and corn flakes at a big box store. Even worse is the fact that their mother washes their clothes in a machine instead of scrubbing them clean on the rocks in the river and has the audacity to make them pop tarts once in awhile.

For that, we are to blame for the impoverishment of Kenyans, the envy of those less fortunate, the actions of fanatical suicide bombers, and the waste and consumption of the world’s resources by those seeking to attain the lifestyle of the average American.

Yet such hand wringing and finger pointing essays never mention the percentage of the world’s wealth, innovation, food, and scientific and medical advances that should be rightly credited to those greedy consumers of natural resources and unfair users of electricity and air conditioning. If it wasn’t for the technological and medical breakthroughs originating in the West, there would be far fewer than 30 million Kenyans. Consumption is directly related to productivity. Those who don’t produce, don’t consume.

The “solutions” offered to solve this grave problem of Western over-consumption is always little more than authoritarian socialism and forced reallocation of wealth. It may be disguised as higher fuel taxes, carbon taxes, and luxury or consumption taxes or be little more than manipulation of regulations to control or inhibit industry, refineries, manufacturing and drilling under the guise of environmentalism. But the overall goal to sharply reduce the lifestyle of the average American (and Westerner) has been laid out in clear and unapologetic terms by globalists and the liberal elite. It used to be that the goal was to raise the lifestyle and condition of the impoverished and disadvantaged. That seems to be no longer the case.

The wealthy West as spent countless billions in an attempt to improve the condition of other peoples, with very little gratitude to show for it. And now the focus has shifted away from helping those unfortunates have access to clean water, rudimentary medical care, or not be butchered or starved for political purposes, but towards attacking those in the West for daring to have a computer to blog with while corrupt governments continue to allow their citizens to dwell in dirty, crime ridden shantytowns.

So, with my eyes newly opened to the plight of those other dwellers of planet earth, I decided to take stock of what I now feel guilty for having or providing for myself, my spouse, and my three daughters. This is by no means an exhaustive list.

  • Electricity for lighting my home and powering appliances (my Christmas lights were definitely unnecessary).
  • Running water
  • Refrigerator and deep freeze for preserving food for later use.
  • Washer and dryer
  • DVD players
  • Stereo.
  • A couple of computers.
  • Multiple TV’s
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Hot water heater
  • Two cars. (My wife and I both have to get to work)
  • Store bought clothes made from synthetic fibers, undoubtedly manufactured by oppressed peoples in Sri Lanka, Mexico, or China.
  • And I won’t even begin to detail the unnecessary trips for a big gulp, a burger and fries, or those wasteful stops at the dollar store.

My wife and I have worked very hard to achieve a semblance of a middle class lifestyle and to provide a decent and comfortable standard of living, education, and medical attention for ourselves and our children. I refuse to feel guilty for managing to own a toaster or for watching a football game once in awhile. Yet that is what we are, in effect, told to feel.

There are far greater solutions for helping to alleviate the all too true sufferings of far too great a number of the world’s population. For starters, the formation of governments that are not unbelievably corrupt, inefficient, brutal, exploitative, and backwards would be a start. The reevaluation of foreign aid (by the evil West) including who it is distributed to and what it is used to purchase, should be completely overhauled. Innovation will go a long ways in bringing in everything from tourist dollars to foreign investment.

Responsible stewardship of funds, natural resources, and the elimination of corruption would do far more to improve the lot of the third world than any policies fueled by guilt or jealousy of the lifestyle and modern technological advances we have managed to achieve in the First World. 

Only the village idiots truly believe that if an American didn’t buy a television it would help a Kenyan, or that by not purchasing some DVDs he would help ease the driving envy of the Chinese or defuse the potential jihadist. The agenda is now far less about helping the rest than just about tearing down the West.

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