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Armenian Golgotha

May 29, 2015
Armenian Golgotha

 

This year marks the centennial of the Turkish campaign to wipe out the Armenian people and depopulate the Ottoman Empire of its Christian subjects. Last month was the official commemoration of this holocaust, known as Armenian Genocide Memorial Day. Our good friends at the Silent Majority No More have provided us with an illuminating photo-essay documenting the solemn acknowledgement of this genocide by the Armenian community living in New York City. In addition to explaining the historical background behind the most horrific instance of  Muslim brutality towards the Ottoman Empire’s economic engine, that essay also explores the continued Turkish denial of state crimes committed in defense of Islamic and national prejudices. 

For those who would like to learn more about this extremely important subject-and I would urge all of my readers to learn as much about the Armenian genocide as possible-there are many fantastic books on this subject. Including the brilliant work by Armenian-American scholar Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris, which not only chronicles the Hamidian massacres and the much more comprehensive 1915 genocide, but also explores the extraordinary efforts of ordinary Americans who tried to turn the world’s gaze to the indescribable suffering of the Armenian people at the hands of the CUP and Turkish leadership. 

Another worthwhile account of this horrific series of events was written by a survivor himself, Grigoris Balakian, a bishop of the Armenian Apostolic Church and relative of Peter Balakian. Armenian Golgotha is his testament to the persecution his people endured at the hands of the last great Islamic State. It also serves as a reminder that the people who would underestimate the threat posed by Islamic jihad, or who would warp their society’s ideals in order to appease  it, do not have a fundamental grasp of history.

We must remember. 

DAPA Delayed

May 27, 2015
DAPA Delayed

 

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Obama administration’s request to proceed with the DAPA program,  its unconstitutional usurpation of immigration law issued last November. The ruling isn’t a declarative verdict on the substance of the President’s latest dubious executive action so much as a refusal to give this White House the plenary power to confer more benefits upon millions of illegal aliens living in this country. Considering its actions within the past two months alone, it seems like a reasonable decision. 

 

 

Erasing History

May 25, 2015
Erasing History

A big hat tip to Kathy Shaidle’s hubby for pointing out yet another instance of preemptive sharia compliance from a Western government. In this case, a Canadian departmental agency has decided to cancel the permit for a Draw Mohammed Day event slated to take place on Parliament Hill. Read More »

Citizens Say No

May 22, 2015
Citizens Say No

NY ICE marshaled its forces against DAPA-the President’s most recent illegal executive action-in downtown Manhattan recently. You can watch footage from the event which was uploaded to Vimeo, as well as read an account of the event by Joanna Marzullo, below the fold.  Read More »

Profiles in Stupidity (The Race To The White House, 2016)

May 20, 2015
Profiles in Stupidity (The Race To The White House, 2016)

In a race where the presumptive Democratic nominee is barely distinguishable from the leader of an organized crime syndicate and where her potential Republican opponent is related to George W. Bush, it’s hard to conceive of an especially absurd presidential candidate. Thankfully, Leaping Lindsey has just relieved your imagination of that responsibility by throwing his hat into the ring. Yes, that’s right. The faux-yokel version of John McCain is going to be one of the choices for registered Republicans in the upcoming presidential election. Read More »

Jamiel’s Law for May 17, 2015

May 18, 2015
Jamiel’s Law for May 17, 2015

Listen to it live!

California is seeking further into the abyss, as the L.A. County Board of Supervisor’s recent vote to end its cooperation with ICE under 287(g), which is why voices like those of the Shaw family are more important than ever, if only to warn the rest of us what could happen to this nation if it goes the way of California.

Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

May 15, 2015
Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

One of the tools the global jihad attempts to use against the West is the imposition of economic and fiscal costs-to the point of bankruptcy-upon its targets. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as their affiliates throughout the world, have made it clear that they seek to not only impose psychological terror but financial privation upon their intended victims. For those who want to get an idea of just how costly it is to protect yourself and your family from the rampaging armies of Allah, I suggest reading Joseph Anton, the beautiful memoir written by Salman Rushdie which explores the years he was forced to live in hiding for unknowingly offending the tender sensibilities of the Caliphate. Read More »

What You Can Do

Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

May 15, 2015
Stand With Pam (And Against Totalitarianism)

One of the tools the global jihad attempts to use against the West is the imposition of economic and fiscal costs-to the point of bankruptcy-upon its targets. Al Qaeda and the Islamic State, as well as their affiliates throughout the world, have made it clear that they seek to not only impose psychological terror but financial privation upon their intended victims. For those who want to get an idea of just how costly it is to protect yourself and your family from the rampaging armies of Allah, I suggest reading Joseph Anton, the beautiful memoir written by Salman Rushdie which explores the years he was forced to live in hiding for unknowingly offending the tender sensibilities of the Caliphate. Read More »

May Day 2015

April 28, 2015
May Day 2015
May Day is upon is, and that means the treason lobby is in full gear in anticipation of its annual parade through Union Square. Joanna Marzullo, founder and president of New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, will once again be representing the sentiments of overtaxed, overburdened, patriotic New Yorkers and American citizens. You will find details explaining how you can join her and her compatriots below.

Weird Tales

April 18, 2015
Weird Tales

One of the more gratifying experiences I’ve had over the past year has been witnessing the support you’ve shown for Seavey and Perry on Culture. Although this podcasting experiment has ended, it left me with a deep appreciation for the world of film and film criticism and awareness of how much some of you love movies. That’s why today I’m devoting some time today to fellow cineaste Matt Pritchard, who’s in the process of crowd-funding a micro-budget horror/psychological thriller called Dearly Departed. Read More »

Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

April 14, 2015
Political Theater (Call Your RINOS!)

The battle over Loretta Lynch’s nomination escalated this past week, as the clown car of racial profiteers arrived to contribute their thoughts on Republican opposition to President Obama’s would-be consigliere. It remains to be seen how much mileage Sharpton & Co. will be able to generate out of her delayed confirmation, as even milquetoast cretins like Rich Lowry have recognized the absurdity of confirming someone who has pledged not to abide by the Constitution as the chief law enforcement officer of the nation. Read More »

Walk Out Of Darkness

February 8, 2015
Walk Out Of Darkness

I don’t often use this space for personal appeals, but feel compelled to do so today. In addition to losing my uncle, John Marmo, earlier this year to suicide, my best friend, Fiona Fort, took her life after struggling with the chronic pain of depression for most of her adult life. Even if you are fortunate enough to have never grieved the loss of a loved one to this disease-or to know someone suffering from suicidal ideation-I urge those of you who can to contribute to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Denver Metro Walk Out of the Darkness Community Walk.

You can read my friend Ann’s story and donate to her cause here.  Read More »



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