Reprogramming: Texas vs. Dearbornistan

Debbie Schlussel makes a great point about the polygamy and rituals of the religious group seized in Texas and the same behaviors (and worse) in Islam—-

When I saw the report on the Texas compound I couldn’t put my finger on why it bothered me (other than the fact that what seems to have went on there is abhorrent).

But I did have a flash of wonder in my mind if all cults and religious sects would have been treated the same in this country….I think my thought was completed and my answer came in Schlussel’s post:

Press accounts have said that the kids, particularly the girls, need to be “deprogrammed” from this religion, and that it is abusive, polygamist, and unconscionable in its “rapist” behavior toward young teens. Oh, and they dress in quaint, modest clothing. Can you imagine hearing representatives from the state saying this about say, a certain religion whose name begins with an “I” and ends with an “M”, with an “S-L-A” in the middle?:

Now, if the state gets its way, hundreds of children could be put in foster homes, in what could be a wrenching cultural adjustment that may require intensive counseling.”What they are up against is having to deprogram an entire community.”

 The story is dominating the news, unlike another religion that regularly does the same thing in far greater numbers all over America, and all over the world.

While I agree with all of that–that the behavior and conduct is wrong, you could say the exact same thing about another compound dominated by an extremist religion whose middle-aged men have multiple wives, have sex and kids with underaged women, and are “programmed” to be abused. The compound is called “Dearbornistan” and the religion is Islam

She has some interesting points regarding Islamization of Dearborn and the respect that Sharia law seems to have gained there. Read the complete post here.


The myth of the USA’s image around the world

Have you ever noticed that Democrat candidates and their followers continue to perpetuate this myth that ever since the “evil, cowboy George W. Bush” sauntered into office, nobody in the world respects the US or its principles?

Unless you are speaking about the terrorist cesspool in the MidEast or Communist China and others that manage and suppress the news consumed by their public, the US is not unanimously considered the “evil” source of the world and conservativism is not a dead ideology, as liberals would have you believe.

So consider this…..  Since George W. Bush has been in office, Germany has elected a conservative Christian in Angela Merkel, Sarkozy of France won in 2007 (albeit his party has had somewhat of a beating in 2008 local elections), and now Berlusconi is in for a 3rd stint in Italy.

As Michael Ledeen wrote at The Corner about Berlusconi’s election in Italy yesterday:

Reminds one of the elections that brought Sarkozy to the Elysee, doesn’t it? Best to keep that quiet, or somebody might notice that hatred of America doesn’t seem to affect the voters in Italy, France or Germany.

From International Herald Tribune

“Berlusconi has pledged to slash the debt, cut taxes and liberalize the economy. He also said he would get tough on crime.”

From Wikipedia,

Merkel has been compared by many ……to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Some have referred to her as “Iron Lady”, “Iron Girl” and even “The Iron Frau” …………..Political commentators have debated the precise extent to which their agendas are similar.

Again from Wikipedia,

Sarkozy is known for his strong stance on law and order issues and his desire to revitalise the French economy. In foreign affairs, he has promised closer cooperation with the United States

I am not a scholar on international governments, but it does seem that the US certainly has the respect of its European allies and their people.  So it must be the terrorists, Communist Nations and Dictators from whom the Democrats so strongly wish for approval and respect!