The Official Winds eNewsletter
Copyright © April 2006
The Flag of Goodness and Freedom...
A Call to Arms for the Present Media....
~written from the common sense perspective of The Winds of the Soul~
by Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.)
|I was reminded some time ago of how Hollywood and Media stars of the past were, unlike those narcissists that we must tolerate today, true heroes in America.||
I was reminded some time ago of how Hollywood and Media stars of the past were, unlike those narcissists that we must tolerate today, true heroes in America.
It is with this respect that I would like to pass on the following to you. I received an email from a friend some time ago which, even though most of you may now have already seen as it has already made its way around the internet several times, I feel pressed to honor in its entirety. I'm not sure who the original author was, but the facts as I understand them are accurate.... It reads:
"Captain Kangaroo passed away on January 23, 2004 at age 76 , which is odd, because he always looked to be 76. (DOB: 6/27/27.) It reminded me of the following story.
people have been a bit offended that the actor, Lee Marvin,
is buried in a grave alongside 3 and 4 star generals at
Well, following is the amazing answer: I always liked Lee Marvin, but didn't know the extent of his Corps experiences....
In a time when many Hollywood stars served their country in the armed forces often in rear-echelon posts where they were carefully protected, only to be trotted out to perform for the cameras in war bond promotions, Lee Marvin was a genuine hero. He won the Navy Cross at Iwo Jima. There is only one higher Naval award... the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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|Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."||
If that is a surprising comment on the true character of the man, Marvin credits his Sergeant with an even greater show of bravery. During a dialog on "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson", Johnny's guest was Lee Marvin. Johnny said:
"Lee, I'll bet a lot of people are unaware that you were a Marine in the initial landing at Iwo Jima...and that during the course of that action you earned the Navy Cross and were severely wounded."
Lee Marvin (in his characteristic self-effacing swagger):
"Yeah, yeah... I got shot square in the bottom and they gave me the Cross for securing a hot spot about halfway up Suribachi. Bad thing about getting shot-up on a mountain is guys getting shot hauling you down...
But, Johnny, at Iwo, I served under the bravest man I ever knew... We both got the Cross the same day, but what he did for his Cross made mine look cheap in comparison.
That dumb guy actually stood up on Red Beach and directed his troops to move forward and get the hell off the beach---bullets flying by, with mortar rounds landing everywhere, and he stood there as the main target...
Johnny, I'm not lying, Sergeant Keeshan was the bravest man I ever knew. The Sergeant's name is Bob Keeshan. You and the world know him as Captain Kangaroo."
On another note, there was this other man (who just passed away) on PBS, gentle and quiet. Mr. Rogers is another of those you would least suspect of being anything but what he now portrays to our youth.
But Mr. Rogers was a U.S. Navy Seal, combat-proven in Vietnam with over twenty-five confirmed kills to his name. He wore a long-sleeved sweater on TV to cover the many tattoos on his forearm and biceps. He was a master in small arms and hand-to-hand combat, able to disarm or kill in a heartbeat.
After the war Mr. Rogers became an ordained Presbyterian minister and therefore a pacifist. Vowing to never harm another human and also dedicating the rest of his life to trying to help lead children on the right path in life. He hid away the tattoos and his past life, and won our hearts with his quiet wit and charm.
America's real heroes don't flaunt what they did; they quietly go about their day-to-day lives, doing what they do best. They earned our respect and the freedoms that we all enjoy. Look around and see if you can find one of those heroes in your midst. Often, they are the ones you'd least suspect, but would most like to have on your side if anything ever happened.
Take the time to thank anyone that has fought for our freedom. With encouragement they could be the next Lee Marvin, Captain Kangaroo or Mr. Rogers...."
Amen! What a wonderfully compelling and true story. Who would have known or even thought possible the courage and integrity of these men, and those many like them that used to populate Hollywood and the Media of the East and West Coasts, as compared to what squalor of character (the packs of jackals and hyenas) that inhabits there today.
These men understood the difference between doing what is "right" and doing what is "easy." They regarded their opportunities for life and freedom as a sacred trust gifted to them, one that needed the strength of resolve to stand, and yes, even die for. They were not hesitant to take up the Flag of Freedom and Goodness and bear it forward for the benefit of future generations.
I guess I love these stories so much, too, because of the contrast between who these men turned out to be (as per their public persona), in comparison to the depths of goodly courage and heroism that each was founded upon. That such kindly gentleness would ever be fundamentally associated with the traits of goodly courage and bravery is not only a contradiction to many, but an impossibility, especially to those of the Left.
|For those who are now described as the "Left," doing what is "right and true" can never be associated with what is of "Goodness," because it involves the salient and harsh realities of comparison between Godliness (Goodness) and evil (badness).... And this they choose neither to accept, teach nor speak about, least wise tolerate.||
For those who are now described as the "Left," doing what is "right and true" can never be associated with what is of "Goodness," because it involves the salient and harsh realities of comparison between Godliness (Goodness) and evil (badness).... And this they choose neither to accept, teach nor speak about, least wise tolerate. Doing "Good," as far as they are concerned, has fallen out of favor.
In fact, "Goodness," so defined by Judea-Christian standards, is not to be discussed or given space. The secular world rests on the notion that Goodness is archaic and needless as a defining and civilizing attribute. It just doesn't fit in their scheme of things.
Just witness how the Left generally and contemptuously portray our brave soldiers of today both in Hollywood and the MSM .... "stupid.., uneducated.., jobless.., Abu Ghraib brutes and buffoons.., unintelligent muscle-heads all who are incapable of understanding the more civilized preferences of mankind."
Never can these utter "Goodness" and "brave soldier" in the same sentence. Instead, these seek and champion all who would do away with the idea of Judeo-Christian Goodness, even if it is our sworn enemy. Surely, those that preceded them would never have said such things.
Like most Americans, I cannot help but see the sad contrast between Hollywood and the Media heroes of yesterday, and those appalling ideological cowards masquerading as "witnesses of truth" of today.
In my estimation, those in Hollywood and the Main Stream Media (MSM) today have shirked their duty and abandoned their calling, having now soberly earned a new appellation.... The 3T's: Treacherous, Treasonous Traitors..., those who openly aid and abet the enemies of freedom and Goodness, and have shamefully failed to uphold the sacred trust passed on to them.
As I have continued to argue throughout my books, "Goodness" has always been the foundation of true intelligence, wisdom, courage, bravery, freedom, responsibility, strength, kindness, gentleness, compassion, forgiveness, and for that matter all things which are right and true. Without the muscle and sinew of Goodness at its base, no other goodly attribute could stand. It is Goodness alone which allows for the best of humanity to become magnified.
As I repeatedly demonstrate in the Winds of the Soul, Goodness is the author of all civilizing influences, including the quest for Truth and Justice, Reason and Obedience, Freedom and Responsibility, Faith, Hope, and Charity. In the Judeo-Christian role, Goodness is the Breath of God, the Breath of His Spirit, even the Winds of our Soul, the Compass of Life.
So it's always puzzling to me that the Left never gets this critically essential point, as they try to fabricate philosophical systems of understanding and governing influences to direct social civility devoid of this fundamental attribute inspired within all life..., kind of like trying to make concrete by withholding the cement. You just can't make anything worthwhile without Goodness at its core.
Just as the sand foundation they end up with, everything they build upon is fundamentally flawed, because the role of Goodness is forever denied, and is never allowed to solidify the constituents. Therefore, wherever Goodness is denied, Freedom and Life will fail. Any social system, government, economy, or religion, founded upon something other than Goodness, will never last.
This is why we've been asked to carry this Flag, to accept the sacred trust of our freedoms, understanding that our freedoms cannot be sustained except Goodness be the foundation of our nation's fabric. It is the engine that drives our happiness and keeps our freedoms safe and sound. This is what we should be passionately defending, so that future generations will have a chance to live as we do....
The Left's denial of Goodness is so religiously and so duplicitously practiced that it can't be attributed to just stupidity or oversight. To be sure, it is thoughtfully considered, deceptively meant and willfully employed. Like the parasites of fictitious vampires, the Left fear the Light of the Sun, and hide within the shadows while guilefully feeding off the life-force of others. These are not happy campers, for as I have previously explained, without Goodness, there can be no real happiness.
It should be noted, that perhaps unbeknown to them, there appears only one who is seemingly more in contempt of "Goodness" than they..., and that's Satan, from whom their marching orders must surely come. Do they not see who is "slipping them a Mickey?" I am also very puzzled why it takes the rest of us so very long to just connect these particular dots...and call a spade a spade....
|Two of my favorite artists of the last century are Norman Rockwell and Frank Capra. Their body of work is a tower of glory depicting the moral strengths of America, and the values of our Forefathers again magnified before our very eyes. I just love the way each singularly finessed their personal impressions of the "ideal America" in their work to wonderfully manifest what many of us believe in and still feel sacred. They express for us what many of us hold true and holy deep within our hearts, but are otherwise less deft and more clumsy in expressing.||
Here's yet another example of the Goodness embraced by past media notables.... Two of my favorite artists of the last century are Norman Rockwell and Frank Capra. Their body of work is a tower of glory depicting the moral strengths of America, and the values of our Forefathers again magnified before our very eyes. I just love the way each singularly finessed their personal impressions of the "ideal America" in their work to wonderfully manifest what many of us believe in and still feel sacred. They speak for us what many of us hold true and holy deep within our hearts, but are otherwise less deft and more clumsy in expressing.
But these men were not naive, nor dupes coerced to carry a banner they could not understand. They clearly understood that whenever there exists a confluence of Good, the opposition of Evil would be there to challenge and contentionally contest. Because that's what happens in the real world. And they showed that they were unafraid of the contest between Good and Evil, trusting in Goodness to prevail when courageous God-fearing men and women were at the helm of life.
They were undaunted by the frictions that rose against them to suppress their individual work, believing that Higher purposes must be served, that fairness and justice meant something, that benevolence and kindness were never flaunted but quietly served along side of Courage, Liberty, and Loyalty, their bigger brothers, and their Father, Goodness, itself.
It appears to me that, no matter other publicized personal failings of less importance, both Rockwell and Capra knew something about what America was supposed to be, and what its people should be. Perhaps they caught the vision of our Forefathers more than most. Perhaps the same vision was made part of their heart by the same God who is the Author of everything worthwhile. Perhaps their work was given to all of us as a reminder of that which is most precious can be that which is most likely to be forgotten first, and thus calls for the most sacrifice and work in order to be maintained uppermost in our mind's eye.
In any event, these two artists in particular never failed in keeping the Flag of Freedom and Goodness flying, nor were they negligent in magnifying their calling. They, like many others of their generation, carried it proudly and effectively, so that all of us would be reminded of our sacred duties, and know from what source our freedoms came.
But today, the Goodly values have been denigrated by the political Left, by Hollywood and the MSM, made vile and sordid by those that attempt to lord over us, held contemptible by those who disfigure the fair proportions of the Gospel's Message and the realties of Goodness, so that even the very elect are fooled to worship otherwise.
Why Hollywood and the MSM of today does this is becoming more clear. In the face of Goodness, their pride is burned and singed. They can't stand the Light, or any notion that there is a Law above themselves, to which they will one day stand and by which they will be fairly judged. Lest they repent, they are reminded of a fate which they will be unable to escape, reminded of the eternal distance that remains between themselves and the Father of Lights, reminded of their sordid failures of self-perfection, and their unwillingness to bend the knee to our Savior.
But in their continuing denial, the absence of the criticality of "Goodness" from their reporting and movie making remains..., and indeed their work suffers, becoming even more distasteful, repulsive, and malignant.... And in such willful officious befuddlement and distraction, they blindly obscure the truth around us from being told. To wit, they distort the news, confabulate facts and untruths, launch stories that twist and mock history, fictionalize and fantasize the truth, all in an attempt to avoid the deference due to the fundamental denominator and equalizer----the power of Goodness.
|And this begs the question: Apart from the Media's misfeasance, why don't more Muslims in the East and the West speak up against terrorism and the awful hijacking of their religion to Islamofascists? Surely, they have been given ample time since 9-11 to mount a counter insurgence if they were indeed serious about taking back their religion.||
Indeed, lately they have not only missed, but actually dismissed, the story of the century, perhaps of the millennium, namely, the alarming evil of Islamofascism and the quest for Islamic world domination.
Precipitously, they are again on the wrong side of history. Having once coddled the likes of Hitler, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, and others..., now, as in the past, they call "Bullies, Murdering-Psychopaths, and Terrorists" today's "freedom fighters," and "civil reformationists," and the like... calling "good" "evil," and "evil" "good."
And this begs the question: Apart from the Media's misfeasance, why don't more Muslims in the East and the West speak up against terrorism and the awful hijacking of their religion to Islamofascists? Where is the Muslim voice of reason against the tyranny of bigoted Mullahs who willfully labor without consequence to misinterpret, misquote, mistranslate and then miss-publish the Quran or Koran (the promised Book of Ishmael?) in their awful image of violence, hate and intolerance? Where are the Muslim voices of disdain that speak against a malignant educational system which simply guarantees future terrorism?
Never has the need for the Muslim leadership and advocacy for peace and tolerance been more shamefully unanswered than right here in America. Especially in America, one would think that there would be a Muslim call to intellectual and spiritual arms so as to directly and succinctly refute the bloody doctrine of Islamofascism, calling on Muslims everywhere to clean their own houses and Mosques by casting out those that inspire violence under the pretense of doing God's will.
Surely, American Muslims have been given ample time since 9-11 to mount a counter insurgence if they were indeed serious about taking back their religion. Have these, too, forgotten the sacred trust in Freedom given to them when they swore an allegiance to the Freedoms of this country? It's getting a little late in the day to expect anything more than the shameful silence and cowardly equivocation that we've received thus far, isn't it?
Nor do we hear of any such outcry from Hollywood or in the MSM, leading others to become suspicious that Muslims everywhere are complicit in their desire for Sharia Law to overthrow the civilized West including the U.S. Constitution.
However, there has been a notable exception just these past months from Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-born Psychologist who now lives and works in Southern California. Although originally raised as a pious Muslim, Dr. Sultan has recorded elsewhere that her faith was shaken when Terrorists from the Muslim Brotherhood burst into her classroom in 1979 (at Aleppo University in Northern Syria) and shot her professor in cold blood as she watched. "They shot hundreds of bullets into him, shouting, 'God is great,'" as reported in The New York Times. She eventually left her home and moved with her husband and children to the United States.
Although having previously been traumatized by the senseless violence of her past, instead of remaining silent as most would understand, this fearless woman chose instead to rise and speak against the absolute idiocy of the intemperate Muslim cultural phenomenon which is spreading like a world-wide cancer. Indeed, she caused a sensation when she recently appeared on Al-Jazeera TV (02/06), singularly marshaling an assaultive criticism against today's Islam more than any I have ever heard.
In no uncertain terms, and without compromise or fear, she struck out against a culture and a religion which seems bent on pursuing the evil agenda of world-wide domination. Speaking directly to an entrenched Muslim adherent, an arrogant Egyptian professor of Islamic Studies named Dr. Ibrahim Al-Khouli, Dr. Sultan engaged in an impassioned debate in defense of Western Civilization wherein she assertively and eloquently declared that today's unbridled Islam and its supporting culture was an evil menace to the world.
|Then, catching her breath, she rightfully accused Muslims of fraudulently accepting the fruits and honest intellectual labors of a people that they claim are disfavored and should be disdained----Begging the question that if God so disparaged the people of the West, how come He has blessed them with the fruits of science and technology, whereas the Islamic world still suffers in the midst of a Middle-Ages depraved-mindset?||
Speaking in fluent Arabic, she pointedly and graphically described the current impasse between Islam and the 21st century as one between two mentalities; one which is of the 21st century and the other stuck back in the middle ages. "The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of religions, or a clash of civilizations. It is a clash between two opposites, between two eras. It is a clash between a mentality that belongs to the Middle Ages and another mentality that belongs to the 21st century. It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete.
Requesting more clarity, the bewildered Al Jazeera moderator of the program asked her if she was actually saying what he thought he heard, namely,"... that what is happening today is a clash between the culture of the West and the backwardness and ignorance of the Muslims?"
"Yes," she reasserted, "that is what I mean."
But she wasn't finished. Indeed, she had barely begun. She went on to place all the blame of the current war between mentalities firmly at the feet of the Muslim world, stating "The Muslims are the ones who began the clash of civilizations.... When the Muslims divided the people into Muslims and non-Muslims and called to fight the others until they believe in what they themselves believe, they started this clash and began this war. In order to stop this war, they must reexamine their Islamic books and curricula, which are full of calls for takfir [branding Muslims who disagree as infidels worthy of destruction] and fighting the infidels [Non-Muslims]."
She then went on to publicly scorn and challenge all Muslim clerics who speciously say that Islam forbids them to offend the beliefs of others, and yet then hypocritically characterize Christians and Jews as "those who incur Allah's wrath" or as "apes and pigs," tearing into the shameful underbelly of Islamic hypocrisy.
Then, catching her breath, she rightfully accused Muslims of fraudulently accepting the fruits and honest intellectual labors of a people that they claim are disfavored and should be disdained----Begging the question that if God so disparaged the people of the West, how come He has blessed them with the fruits of science and technology, whereas the Islamic world still suffers in the midst of depraved-mindset reminiscent of the Middle-Ages?
She argued sarcastically: "My colleague [Al-Khouli] has said that he never offends other people's beliefs... What civilization on the face of this earth allows him to call other people by names that they did not choose for themselves? Once, he calls them Ahl Al-Dhimma [i.e., People of the Covenant. From the Quran: The Prophet said, "He who abuses a dhimmi (non-Muslim citizen) then I will be his rival and dispute him on the Day of Judgment."], another time he calls them the "People of the Book," [which "people" the Quran commands should be protected and never assailed] and yet another time he compares them to apes and pigs, or he calls the Christians "those who incur Allah's wrath." Who told you that they are "People of the Book"? [Rhetorical answer = Allah Himself---from the Quran--your own Holy Book!--Hello!!] [But] they are not the People of the Book [alone or singularly]; they are people of many books. All the useful scientific books that you have today are theirs, the fruit of their free and creative thinking. What gives you the right to call them "those who incur Allah's wrath," or "those who have gone astray," and then come here and say that your religion commands you to refrain from offending the beliefs of others?"
Dr. Al-Khouli appeared stunned and physically shaken, most likely because a woman (of all people) was taking a menacing shot clearly across Islamic hierocracy's bow.
|Or, is the political Left actually foolish enough to believe that Muslim dictatorial oversight in our society would be preferable to Judeo-Christian chaperonage, willing to accede to Shari Law----chopping off their nose to spite their face----and finally rid themselves of our religious roots? Or, do they imagine that these modern day Nazis are harmless, or would befriend them for their recent complicities?||
But then, when explaining that she herself is now neither Muslim, Christian or Jew, but simply a secular human being respecting the right of others to believe what they wish, Al-Khouli, sensing with some relief that he finally had been given the advantage he'd been looking for, discovering that her "unbelief" meant he could now summarily dismiss her outright, though clearly demonstrating his inability to counter her arguments, burst in with:
"Are you a heretic [a non-believer]?" he accused wantonly, ...."If you are a heretic, there is no point in rebuking you, since you have blasphemed against Islam, the Prophet, and the Quran," he said now with more excitement and indignation as if he finally triumphed on hearing of her confessed secularism.
But his condescending dismissiveness didn't phase her in the least, calling him "brother" in the face of what she described as his stone-throwing and name-calling response. Then continuing on undaunted, Dr. Sultan then forged new ground in the debate with stinging comparisons and salient accusations, stating:
"The Jews have come from the tragedy [of the Holocaust], and forced the world to respect them, with their knowledge, not with their terror, with their work, not their crying and yelling. Humanity owes most of the discoveries and science of the 19th and 20th centuries to Jewish scientists. 15 million people, scattered throughout the world, united and won their rights through work and knowledge. We have not seen a single Jew blow himself up in a German restaurant. We have not seen a single Jew destroy a church. We have not seen a single Jew protest by killing people. The Muslims have turned three Buddha statues into rubble. We have not seen a single Buddhist burn down a Mosque, kill a Muslim, or burn down an embassy. Only the Muslims defend their beliefs by burning down churches, killing people, and destroying embassies. This path will not yield any results. The Muslims must ask themselves what they can do for humankind, before they demand that humankind respect them...."
At a time where most of the Leftist world is bending over backwards in its sycophantic manner to excuse militant Islam...., even in the face of 9-11, the Cole, U.S. Embassy bombings, atrocities in Spain, deadly riots in Paris, Denmark's Theo van Gogh assassination, more deadly riots over a series of Danish newspaper cartoons, the Pym Fortune assassination, the death threats against Salman Rushdie, Hirsi Ali and Ibn Warraq, among many others....., for a lone American woman of Syrian birth to stand up to the entire Arab-Middle Eastern audience of Al-Jazeera, and openly criticize and astutely mock the face of Islamofascism around the World, all while the West's Elitist Left-wing Press remains pathetically cowered amidst a tangle of Political Correctness and Leftist politics, is a triumph of courage and conviction of untold proportion.
Bravo, Dr. Sultan... Bravo! The passion of your message was founded in Goodness; it matters not whether you chose to call yourself a believer or not. No other power would make Al Jazeera and Islam stand on its ear. You hold the Flag of Freedom and Goodness bravely in your hand, honorably keeping the sacred trust of our Forefathers. Bravo indeed! Let her be an example for the rest of us! May we all be blessed with such passion and righteous conviction!
The only question remains, where is the rest of Muslim World outrage? I realize that there is some evidence of same on the Internet, but Hollywood and the MSM again largely ignore this real story.
So, most of us are still led to query: Where is the American Muslim voice in all of this, and why aren't we getting this story? Who else has stood-up so bravely, other than Dr. Sultan? Where are the like-chorusing outcries from Hollywood and the Main Stream Media over the very truths Dr. Sultan proclaims? When is it that they too have stood so righteously for what is Good and fair and just?
Or, is the political Left actually foolish enough to believe that Muslim dictatorial oversight in our society would be preferable to Judeo-Christian chaperonage, willing to accede to Shari Law----chopping off their nose to spite their face and finally rid themselves of our religious roots? Do they imagine that these modern day Nazis are harmless, or would befriend them for their recent complicities, or because they are all part of the same "Club Narcissism" for the truly inane and self-absorbed?
Nevertheless, this truth remains.... In the emerging world order of Radical Islam, Christians, Jews, and others are no longer protected minorities under Islam. As a result, there is a dangerous trend among militant Islamist clerical authorities, especially from Saudi Arabia and Iran, justifying not only acts of terrorism against individuals, but also mass murder against whole groups of people regarded as infidels. Most specifically, their call for the complete extermination of peoples means they have moved ideologically toward the justification of genocide. With nuclear weaponry now within reach of the extremists in Iran, the reality of this scenario cannot be easily dismissed.
About the Author: Dr. Gregory C.D. Young, Ph.D.(Oxon.) is a Clinical Psychologist, Neuroscientist & Physicist, having been educated abroad where he completed his postgraduate studies at King’s College, the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and then graduated and received his Doctorate from the University of Oxford, Oxford, England. He has been in private clinical practice and medical research for over 25 years, being active as an author, popular radio and TV personality, public speaker, and biomedical researcher. He is the author of The Winds of the Soul~Heaven’s First Voice To Us books & The Winds of Forgiveness~Heaven's Healing Promises, as well as numerous other scholarly papers and works.
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Or, is it possible to advance this development to yet another, non-nuclear, level. Namely, will Muslims anywhere ever publicly standup for the overthrow of Islamic intolerance, the butchering of Humanity that is exalted by Islamic Terrorism, and the imposing totalitarianism of Shari Law? Will there ever arise a Muslim world-wide cry against the impositions of Terrorists' ideology and those Islamic organizations that demand inhuman prejudice against any that disagree with them? Surely, only then will the nuclear threat become contained.
Accordingly, will Muslims ever "accept" Israel...., or Christianity or Judaism, Democracy or any other innovation that seemingly contradicts distorted Islamic values, or anything that isn't exactly like them? Will Arab countries ever allow Christianity or any other religion other than Islam to be publicly practiced without unfair reprisals, prejudices or discriminatory taxes such as the jizyah, the Islamic tax for non-believers who they considered second-class citizens?
But if there are indeed ongoing refutations of militant Islam, why isn't this information in the "news" reported by the MSM or shown accurately depicted by Hollywood? Where are the major headlines, stories, and movies concerning the importance of this world conflict? Surely, there is an immediate need to educate the unpreparedness of the world, to visualize the proverbial line in the sand.
And surely, both Hollywood and the MSM could still play a central role in the dissemination of this timely and needful information if they wanted to, proving capable of deterring a nuclear world war. If they could find the will to do what is "right" instead of doing what is "easy" (for doing Good has never been easy), they could even be the impetus needed for the clarion call to Muslims worldwide to police their own religion.
Will they not recall the heroic and honorable days of those that preceded them? Will they not be persuaded that their higher calling remains unfulfilled, that the sacred trust gifted to them remains squalid under their care, and that their present course of action will only end dishonorably? Are they so negligently steeped in their own prideful self-absorption and sense of self-importance that they can no longer learn what is expected of them, and do what is right?
Maybe not..., for instead of a refreshing and restoration of the heroic values and ideals that have preceded them in their respective professions, we witness from both Hollywood and the MSM the negligent, ignominious repeated patterns of publishing and airing information which willfully misinforms, patronizes and misleads, offering analyses of complicit distraction and disinformation alone, all leading us away from the story rather than to a perspicuous and accurate understanding of what's really going on. Clearly, they have shamefully and cowardly discredited their professions, having abused the privileges of their stewardship and failed in honoring the sacred trust given them.
Being disdainfully disloyal to their so-called journalistic and artistic calling for ferreting out the "truth," today's spineless MSM's elitists and Hollywood's chosen few, officious and callous in the execution of exalting their strategies of "self-serving-importance above all else," continue on undaunted in their Leftist irresponsible spin----even in the face of the most dangerous force the collective free people of this planet have ever faced. Again: the 3T's apply in defining their contemptuous complicities with evil: Treacherous, Treasonous Traitors.
Am I being too harsh or too judgmental? I think not... I'm simply connecting the dots. Considering the power of influence for 'good or bad' that can be singularly mustered by Hollywood and the MSM today, it becomes necessarily incumbent that positions of higher standards apply, as the sense of stewardship and responsibility to the Truth must be ever the more weighty and consequential.
Most simply, with the powers of greater influence gifted to a few, comes greater responsibilities to us all. To them the banner of Goodness and Freedom has been passed, and they not only refuse to keep it flying but let it fall to the ground to be tread upon by our enemies. I sincerely pray that they may awaken to their true calling before it's too late. But if these insist on continuing to travel down a road that is more "easy" than "right," I fear for them and the consequences that they must surely bear.
Moreover, those brave and selfless Americans that have gone on before them, whether previously associated with Hollywood and the MSM or not, would surely be ashamed of the misbehavior and narcissistic conduct being witnessed today, abusing the freedoms given for which others have fought and died.
Unless they repent of their evil, I believe that the time will come when their fellow artists and journalists who have honorably preceded them, will stand ready to accuse and rebuke them for their shameful track-record of treachery and treason against all things that are Good, and for having forsaken their sacred trust.
I would not want to be in their shoes when that judgment may be passed..., and so confronted, God the Father will be constrained to send them on their way...
Dr. Sultan's English sub-titled video-taped debate is available on The Middle East Media Research Institute's (MEMRI) website at www.memritv.org ---search for "Sultan" for at least 2 clips. The website MEMRI says that the video has already received 3 million hits since it first aired on Feb. 21, 2006. Of equal importance is Dr. Sultan's debate with Algerian Islamist Ahmad bin Muhammad over Islamic Teachings and Terrorism, again as aired earlier on Al Jazeera TV.
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