THE SAPIENT SPARROW: conservatism for commoners

"What has always made the State a hell on earth has been precisely that man has tried to make it his heaven."–Holderlin

Do smoking guns cause global warming, too?

Link below to Ann Coulter’s witty take on “Climategate”.

Do smoking guns cause global warming, too?.


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Now that it is post-Thanksgiving and pre-Christmas season,  it might be time for a bit of light-hearted fare.  After all, “’tis the season to be jolly”.  The following is the “Obama Alphabet” as it has been taught over the past year.  Obviously, this is not an exhaustive list, so feel free to add to it.  Above all,  have some fun–fa la la la la.

A is for:

ACORN, Afghanistan and Arts Propaganda

B is for:

Banking regulation, Beer Summit, Blame Bush and Blue Dogs

C is for:

Cap and Trade, Card Check, the Chicago Way, China, Climategate, Civility, Congress and Czars

D is for:

Date Night, Democrats, Distraction and Diversity

E is for:

Educational indoctrination and also for Energy Policy

F is for:

Failed policies, the FED and Foreign Policy

G is for:

Gitmo, Global ___(fill in the blank) and Government

H is for:

Healthcare Reform and also for Hidden Agenda

I is for:

Immigration, International Community, Insurance Companies, I raq and Iran

J is for:

Job Summit, Joker and Judiciary

K is for:

Kangaroo Court, Kool-aid and Korea

L is for:

Lawyer, Leftist, Lie and Limbaugh

M is for:

Mainstream Media, Mandates, Man-made Disasters and Military

N is for:

National Security, Nuclear Weapons and NYC Terrorists’ Trials

O is for:

Obama, Obamacare, Obamanomics, Obamaton, One World Government and Overseas Contingency Plan

P is for:

Post-partisan, Pelosi and Political Correctness

Q is for:

Quackery, Qualifications, Queen Elizabeth and Questionable

R is for:

Racist, Radical, Reactionary and Rule of Law

S is for:

Sacrifice, Science, SEIU, Slush Fund and Stimulus

T is for:

Tariffs, Taxes, Tea Baggers, Terrorism, Town Halls and Trips

U is for:

Unaccountable, Unconstitutional, Unemployed, Unions and Unprecedented

V is for:

Verbose, Victim, Victory Vicissitude and Vote

W is for:

War, Waterboard, Weakness, Whine

X is for:

eXit Strategy and also for (over) eXposure

Y is for:

Youth Corps

Z is for:

Zealot and also for Zigzags

So much to learn, so little time.  Go forth and become sapient!

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Yes, we sapient sparrows already knew this, but it is SO nice to read about.  Australian, Andrew Bolt has winnowed through the hacked CRU e-mails and has excerpts of the juicier parts in two separate articles.  Have fun!

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Here is the entire cover of Our Choice, Al Gore’s newest climate change book, (it folds out so as not to overly horrify young children if it is accidentally left out on a coffee or bedside table.)  Over at “Watts Up With That?” the original, non-airbrushed/photo-shopped, photo is shown in order to compare it against the book cover.  Hmmmm.  Here’s hoping that bookstores will shelve this tome under “Fiction” where it belongs.

In the meantime, it is encouraging that Australia has rejected “cap-and-trade”  legislation.  Below are a couple of the advertisements that were aired as the debate was occurring.  These, or something like them, would be heartening to see on American T.V.

The following videos describe in more detail the work of Dr. Miskolczi that is cited in the second Australian advertisement.  Good stuff for refuting the  specious arguments of Gore worshipers!

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Kunin, a former citizen of the U.S.S.R. draws chilling comparisons between the homeland of her childhood and her U.S. homeland today.

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Liberal Fascism

“Fascism is a religion of the state. It assumes the organic unity of the body politic and longs for a national leader attuned to the will of the people. It is totalitarian in that it views everything as political and holds that any action by the state is justified to achieve the common good. It takes responsibility for all aspects of life, including our health and well-being, and seeks to impose uniformity of thought and action, whether by force or through regulation and social pressure. Everything, including the economy and religion, must be aligned with its objectives. Any rival identity is part of the “problem” and therefore defined as the enemy. I will argue that contemporary American liberalism embodies all these aspects of fascism.”
From introduction to Liberal Fascism byJonah Goldberg

I read (waded through) this book earlier this year.  Not for the fainthearted, it is an educational project to be sure, however, it is well worth the effort.  If you are concerned about the direction of the present Administration, this book will not only confirm this concern, it will also tell you why these concerns are real.  I welcome comments from any of you who have read Liberal Fascism, and for those of you who haven’t, I highly recommend it.

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The link to this video was forwarded to me by someone on the 9.12 list. (It was first posted by James, so a h/t to him.) It is an interview with a former KGB operative who later defected to the U. S. Although the interview was conducted in 1985, the tactics are timeless and still being used by the Left today. Currently, we are so numb to this insidious brainwashing that it rarely reaches our conscious awareness unless we are alerted to it.

I want to look into the CONTENT of the indoctrination of the Left in a subsequent post, i.e., the theories espoused, terminology used, etc. However, this video is a terrific introduction to considering specific content because it describes the PROCESS used. He is speaking in terms of the old Soviet Union, however, the tactics and goals remain the same no matter whether the label is communism, socialism, Marxism, statism, etc.

It is good to have the frame for the “big picture” before trying to fill in the details. This video provides that framework.

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Ministry of Truth, Obama-style

Ministry of Truth, Obama-style

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How concerned are we about the stories coming out of Detroit where people lined up for what they believed was money from King Obama, (who obviously has a Royal Treasury about which the rest of us are unaware)?

There is a video here from the local Detroit network. The transcript of the WJR interview with one woman is posted, along with Rush Limbaugh’s commentary, here. In the meantime there is another interview of a woman that was also asked about the origins of the money. It is not yet available on the internet. She said in part, “maybe he’s getting it from his stash … I don’t know it’s Obama money and he’s givin’ it to us ….that’s why we voted for him.”

And lest we forget that all of these folks were once children, you may want to watch school kids perform a song supporting the healthcare “reforms” desired by our “Dear Leader”.

After watching and reading all these items, please remind yourself that there are still more of “us” than there are of “them”. New Zealand really would not be large enough to accommodate all of us, trust me.

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After our fun (?) foray into Obama “Doublespeak” recently, I was curious about the roots of the language of the Left. Seriously, why do they seem to speak in code? Where does it come from? What does it mean? I know that all administrations have their messages and talking points. I know that certain words and phrases are purposefully chosen after being thoroughly tested on focus groups. Yet this language seems different in a qualitative way. As a friend of mine used to say, “It’s not only that they are on a different page; they’re reading a different book!”

All groups have their own “lingo”. It is what, in large part, gives a group its identity. We recognize that someone belongs to a group by how well and to what extent he or she knows particular “jargon” or catch phrases. However, as a counseling-psychologist myself, of the cognitive-behavioral school, I believe that language has greater potency than simply defining group character. Language shapes the way we think about relationships, events, oneself and the world. In turn, the way we think generates particular feelings. Those feelings lead to observable behaviors, (or in the political arena policies). Understanding resultant behaviors, (and/or policies), is impossible without first developing an understanding of the words, thinking and feelings that preceded them. It all begins with language.

Initially, we acquire our vocabularies, syntax, grammar and idioms/slang within our families-of-origin. Later, these are enlarged and refined to a great degree by our interactions with others. The nature of these interactions can be active, (as a conversation), or passive, (as in listening to or watching media). As we mature, our usage develops nuances and shades of meaning. We begin to understand that words are often used in less than concrete ways. Perhaps the most important impact on language acquisition and development occurs from reading the written word. “The pen is mightier than the sword.” A reader interacts with the material that is read on numerous levels. Words can paint pictures and inflame passions. A seemingly well-reasoned argument can influence, persuade and even radically change perceptions of reality. All of us are vulnerable to a speaker or writer who has a facility with the language. Words can manipulate. Words can mesmerize. Words can illuminate. Words can indoctrinate. Words can obfuscate. Words have power!

Consider the example below:
“Democrats can win if they stop being corrupted by cash and bullied by lies paid for by special interests. Democrats will lose if they remain cowed into fear by those who shout at town meetings, yell at joint sessions, rant on cable television, slander on talk radio, bring guns to greet elected officials, take surveys about violence against presidents, cheer when America does not win the Olympics and filibuster to preserve, protect and defend the despised status quo.”

(Budowsky was an aide to former Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and Bill Alexander, then chief deputy majority whip of the House. He holds an LL.M. degree in international financial law from the London School of Economics. He can be read on The Hill’s Pundits Blog. 10-5-09).

The above quote is filled with evocative language; language that is meant to arouse the emotions of the reader. What type of picture is the writer painting by using words and phrases like: corrupted, bullied, lies, special interests, cowed, fear, shout, yell, rant, slander, guns, violence, cheer when America does not win, filibuster, despised status quo? To me, it seems to paint a picture of a weak, victimized minority being coerced into submission by an unscrupulous, dangerous and vicious enemy! And, lest we forget, the Democrats possess control over, arguably, all three branches of the Government, as well as its bureaucracy and the Fourth Estate, an extraordinary amount of power-power that the Left wishes to not only retain, but to expand.

The current administration excels at using words in such a dissembling fashion. We “sparrows” would do well to be alert to these contortions of the language. And, as we will learn in coming posts, this insidious usage did not originate with the present Administration. Its roots are deep within the words that so influenced and shaped Mr. Obama—those of Marx, Baldwin, Ellison, Hughs, Wright, Zakaria, DuBois, Alinsky and Davis, among others.

It is crucial that each of us develops the ability to dissect, dig out, interpret and discern the true meaning of what the Left says in order to grasp how they will act-the future of our Country depends upon it.

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"His eye is on the sparrow, and He surely watches me." --Mrs. Doolittle, 1905