Christian Genocide. Is Islam the Question or the Answer?
I’m sure it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Conservatives as it has among the media, that when Islamist’s murder people at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, Shoot up Coptic church’s in Egypt, a Catholic cathedral in the Philippines, a ‘Gay’ nightclub in Orlando, a concert in Paris, a concert in Liverpool and on the streets of Nice or, fly three commandeered airplanes into American buildings, we are repeatedly told not to paint all Muslims with the same evil brush as the radical Jihadists. However, let one crazed, white neo-nazi drives his car into a Charlottesville mob of Leftists, or a professed Leftist in Christchurch, NZ, shoots up a mosque, Conservatives are all immediately branded as white supremacists, white nationalists or Nazi’s, as the media screams “racism and Islamaphobic bigotry.” I can’t be the only one who has noticed this, can I? Where’s the outrage, except by the Left against white culture?
After every attack by Muslim terrorists, we are repeatedly warned of the dangers of hate and Islamophobia. Well, if we didn’t listen to them and acted as real defenders would have, we’ve had killed off or imprisoned all the idiots by now and the Islamic invasion would be over. But, we didn’t! Obama talked us out of that after the San Bernardino massacre. Then came Dylan Roof, a white Liberal, who killed nine blacks worshipers in a Charlestown, SC church and Obama screamed that racism was still part of the American DNA so, white folks, beware. It was Obama’s policy to divide and conquer. It was he who stirred up that pot again.
So, fifty Muslims were murdered in New Zealand by a single activist. Hardly compares with the 118 Christians murdered in Nigeria by mobs of Muslim jihadists this past week. They’re all still running free to continue their Christian genocide. Why is the Muslim slaughters in Nigeria not being reported by the media or discussed by politicians? Western countries provide Muslims with the safe guards and protection of law, but not so in some Muslim countries where non-Muslims are second class citizens, subservient to Sharia Law, and taxed if not killed out right, as infidels; In European countries non Muslim (Infidel) women can be beaten and raped according to Sharia law, and where criticizing Islam, or leaving it, merits you a death sentence. How is it “Progressive” to defend Islam’s hateful phobias from criticism? Why is “Islamiphobia” not a cherished term of self-defense instead of a pejorative for ‘hate, bigotry and Islamaphobia?’
What we don’t see or can’t fathom, is that the Democrats have weaponized the lie, especially to defeat President Trump. Whether something is a lie or not is irrelevant if it serves their purpose. Lies are amoral. I learned that from my home schooled soap dish experience. Any American who has not figured this out after watching the Democrats in action since Trumps inauguration, and Judge Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, is blind. The Democrats are waging a war and the lie is simply a weapon. The “Elite” congressional Republicans are fools who dwell, at tax payer expense, in the land of Oz. We see the Republicans as playing with marbles while the Left is playing with nuclear weapons, protecting invaders so they can continue their Islamization depredations among our once orderly society.
The NZ shooter described himself as an “eco-fascist,” an “anarchist,” a “libertarian” and finally a “communist.” He disagreed with President Trump on many issues and, he identified more with Red China than Conservatism. He chose to use firearms in his attack because he wanted to create an aura of divisiveness, like within the US. He wrote that he leaned toward European style Socialism and whined about wealth inequality yet, the media blamed Donald Trump as causal because of Charlottesville. We must define for ourselves the words the Left has changed to suit their agenda. We should know by now the key phrases that smack of Marxist-Leninism.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now go get ‘em!
Israel, A Step Forward
So, Trump enacted a long ignored law passed over twenty years ago that officially recognizes Jerusalem as the legitimate capital of the state of Israel by announcing he will move the US Embassy there. Trump’s announcement set off a pre-arranged, spontaneous mass rage event by stateless people, Arab’s, who call themselves Palestinians and claim to be the legitimate occupants of the area called Palestine, that includes Israel. Will wonders never cease? It’s rarely ever mentioned that the Israelites, ethnically Semites, are also Palestinians.
Since Trump’s announcement, Leftists scream “the Peace Process is over,” that the years America spent trying to bring the Arabs and Jews together will have been wasted. Oh woe! That’s nonsense, of course! The past twenty years, or longer, of “the peace process,” was nothing more than a willful exercise in wishful thinking so far as a ‘rapprochement’ between Arabs and Jews is concerned. So, President Trump, acting on existing US law, did exactly what previous presidents, Clinton, Bush and Obama, proudly proclaimed they would do, recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of the State of Israel, but didn’t. So be it! Let the games begin.
The “Peace Process” has been a sham from the very beginning because the Arabs, as Muslims, have long held the Koranic promise to recreate the Caliphate of The Islamic state of Syria, Iraq, and the Levant (ISIL) was inviolate. The idea of allowing a Jewish State in their midst is non- negotiable and always have been. As the Quran permits, lying to Infidels until the Caliphate is at last created, is permissible. Hence, the droning years of useless Peace Talks. In other words, Islam will never recognize Israel as anything but as a place from which Jewish slaves can be harvested. In 1948, the Arab League recognized Palestine as an Arab state, to create a point of argument against infidels. The Kingdom of Jordan, the Arab state that borders Israel on the east, is also considered a part of the Levant. Two wars have failed to remove Israel.
Like all schemes of the West’s far Left Progressive liberals, the Arab-Israeli problem in the Middle-east has been their vehicle to demean the Jewish State, delegitimize the United Nations resolution of 1948 that created the State of Israel, and maintain a constant atmosphere of political ‘crisis’ that includes, not even subtly, an eventual return to the Third Reich’s scheme for the “Final Solution,” but using Islamic Forces, not SS troops (Europeans).
The planning for this eventuality has long been in the process, especially the decades the Left has spent trying to create a workable form of Marxist Socialism in the United States. Trump has thrown a monkey wrench into the whole scheme and like cheap watches, it’s flying apart
Hamas has announced it is ready to “Fight The Zionist Entity after Trump’s Declaration!” One wonders if the fever might spread to the stateless ones in places like Dearborn, Michigan and other American nests of the Islamic cancer Obama spent eight years importing into the American heartland.
So, what’s new? Arabs have clashed with Israeli forces over the West Bank and the Gaza strip for decades. Predictions of ‘unrest’ were staged within a day after President Trumps announcement, and Israel’s military has been sending additional police and combat units to the old familiar flash points in the West Bank and Gaza, in response. All this has long been Plan “B” for Hamas and Hezbollah to create their Caliphate. The Jihadists have patience and can wait and, while Israel can win a thousand wars, they only need to lose one.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (08Dec17)
Liberals shun science, defy Obama in poultry production
WASHINGTON—This op ed by Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) first appeared in The Hill on September 27, 2017.
Not much has changed since 1906, when Upton Sinclair dropped his magnum opus on a world in the throes of industrialization.
At least, that’s the picture that liberals like Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are propagating: Big business is forcing poultry workers to brave conditions straight out of “The Jungle,” and “any attempt to increase lines speeds” at poultry plants would erode food and worker safety.
If these claims were rooted in reality, allowing producers to increase the speeds of certain processing lines might be inappropriate, especially since my northeast Georgia home is the poultry capital of the world. My neighbors have made their careers in this industry. We see each other at church and at the grocery store, and I want only their safety and success.
If we’re being honest, though, we admit that a lot has changed since 1906, and scientific advances have transformed the industrial landscape and equipped us to evaluate accusations leveled by my friends across the aisle.
Unfortunately, opponents of increasing line speeds have scuttled a broad range of scientific disciplines in order to advance their anti-poultry position. They walk a road so extreme and so hostile to empirical evidence that it requires them to break with President Obama himself, whose administration introduced a rule that would have allowed processors to increase their line speeds safely (and, in so doing, to benefit American workers and consumers).
The first casualty of their argument is geography. These critics say that faster line speeds would force workers on those lines to dismember chickens at dangerous rates. The geography of the production process, however, makes their claim disingenuous.
Poultry plants exist in two distinct sections—one for first processing and one for second processing. Every petition to raise line speeds that I’m familiar with applies strictly to the first-processing zone, where birds enter the plant and undergo cleaning to make the food safer before ending this journey in chillers. The primary duty of workers on these lines is inspection. They wield cotton swabs, not paring knives.
Workers who debone the birds operate only in second-processing areas, physically separate from the largely-automated first-processing lines. The chillers represent a full stop in the process and physical division between these sections of a plant, so raising line speeds in the first area doesn’t require work speeds in the second area to increase. The geography lesson here is simple: The layout of these plants means that increases in line speeds in the first-processing zones would, by design, not jeopardize worker safety.
Line-speed skeptics also ignore biology. Since 2007, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has overseen a pilot program for plants operating at speeds of up to 175 birds per minute (bpm). These plants had implemented new safety models that shifted focus from low-value activities—like checking birds for bruises or remaining feathers—to high-value food safety tasks like microbial testing.
A landmark study demonstrated that plants with higher line speeds met or exceeded FSIS food safety standards. Among other successes, FSIS (that is, the government inspectors) saw the percentages of unacceptable samples for E. coli fall from 3.9 percent to 0.7 percent while the plants were able to operate at increased speeds. The rates of Salmonella and Campylobacte
Why would anyone shun innovation that improves both efficiencies and product quality while guarding employee welfare?
I can’t answer that, but we do know this: Such objectors dismiss ergonomic data—even when it comes from federal regulators. They fly the banner of worker safety and efficiency in theory but seem to disregard insight from the Department of Labor, which reports that the poultry industry’s 2015 illness and injury rate was 4.3 cases per 100 full-time workers compared to a rate of 4.7 cases for the food manufacturing sector at large. According to these records, the men and women engaged in poultry processing have found a safer career than those working in the average tortilla manufacturer or bottled water operation.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also reports that injury and illness rates among poultry employees have fallen 81 percent since 1994. So, as poultry plants have become more efficient, they have also become safer for the individuals operating them. Innovation is not a zero-sum game.
Yet, in the face of scientific data, industry detractors demonize even economics and its positive externalities. They bemoan the news that poultry “profits are soaring” and decry a company that reported its earnings for “bragging.”
Yet successful companies often find themselves in the best position to supply the market with more affordable goods, and that dynamic serves American consumers—especially the middle class, who spend a greater portion of their income on staples like food than higher-earners do.
The economic cost of locking our producers into slower line speeds became clear in 2010, when Brazil outpaced the U.S. as the world’s leading poultry broiler meat exporter. Like operations in Canada, Europe and Asia, Brazilian plants can run at line speeds of over 200 bpm. Handcuffing American consumers and producers to arbitrarily low line-speeds hurts our economy and may even undermine food and worker safety, both of which have improved as line speeds have increased and oversight techniques have advanced.
Liberals appropriate the stories of individual poultry employees without disclosing that they don’t actually work on the lines in question here. They jettison a host of scientific data because it is inconvenient to their narrative of doom, gloom and righteous indignation.
We serve our neighbors best when we allow evidence to mobilize our empathy. Scientific analysis demonstrates that innovation has simultaneously improved worker safety, product quality and operational efficiencies across the poultry industry, which means that they’re protecting and stewarding America’s most valuable resource—our workers.
Rep. Doug Collins has represented Georgia’s 9th District since 2013. He is the Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference and a member of the Judiciary and Rules Committees.