News Graphic: Muslims Took Over NYC, Washington, DC & Philadelphia 1978-1989

Intrepid researchers have combed through the computer of a suspected Muslim radical and found terrifying evidence of the Islamization of America. While real Americans were asleep, the United Nations-following, multi-cultural adopting, effete, trans-fat-avoiding liberal elite allowed major USA cities to fall to Shariah law! Share with all your friends, neighbors and co-workers!

1978 – Muslims established a foothold in New York City

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1989 – Muslims are the strong majority in NYC, Washington, DC and Philadelphia

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National security analysts vetted for hidden loyalties to the ummah are painstakingly searching through the vast trove of paper and electronic documents trying to understand why the previous religion of these cities was identified as Buddhism and not Christianity. They’re also trying to understand the significance of these cities’ depiction on the west coast of the continent, with cities named with Chinese names immediately to the east.

Update: We’re crowdsourcing to other patriotic Americans the interpretation of this cryptic note we’ve found on the terrorist scum’s computer:

Screenshots from a game of Civilization VI. #OneMoreTurn

Did Colin Kaepernick Alienate Potential Black Lives Matter Supporters? Of course not. #BLM

National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. A friend on Facebook wrote two comments to my posts supporting this action:

Actually I don’t consider what he did a brave stance for racial justice. Protests come in many forms and his choice was out of context.

 

This is not the right way to do this. When you disrespect the country as a whole rather than the specific issue you wish to correct you alienate those that could help you. His actions are arrogant and ignorant.

So what this critic of Kaepernick claims is that there are people out there who were on the verge of leaving their couches to offer effective protection to unarmed black people from extrajudicial execution and, then, horrified by Kaepernick’s actions, they resumed their seats on the couch.

Prelim report on training conference of staff of Baghdad pediatric oncology unit #PublicHealth #Iraq #بغداد_تنهض

For more information, read Paediatric cancer care in a limited-resource setting: Children’s Welfare Teaching Hospital, Medical City, Baghdad by Salma A Naji AL-Hadad, Mazin Faisal Farhan Al-Jadiry and Claudia Lefko.

This is the appeal Claudia Lefko the Iraqi Children’s Art Exchange put together to support the conference.

Good Intentions & Hard Work & Nothing Else: Is Amasa Delano’s Moral Blindness a USA Trait?

I’ve been listening to Greg Grandin‘s The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom and Deception in the New World. The book is full of historical tidbits (and here), and I hope to write a review of it after I’ve finished.

As I was listening to the latter part of the book, after Amasa Delano has returned to Boston to face his creditors, I thought about how much he resembled today’s liberal class in the United States.

He did not favor slavery, but, when presented with an opportunity to make money by capturing the slave ship The Trial from the Senegambians who had taken it over, he didn’t hesitate to use great violence to subdue them and return them to Spanish captivity. When his debts mounted, he began taking shipments of salted cod to the slave-based economies of the Caribbean. In other words, he had a moral position against slavery but did not hold it strongly enough to desist from attempting to profit from it.

So far, based on Grandin’s book, the only regret Amasa Delano ever expresses regarding his takeover of The Trial was the failure of Spain and its colonists in the Americas to compensate him as much as he thought his right. He never considers the impact his actions had on the enslaved Africans.

In fact, it seems that Amasa Delano’s inner life centers around understanding a universe which permitted his failure to achieve the success he thought he deserved by virtue of his good (in his mind, for himself) intentions and his hard (self-reported) work (later undertaken by slaves, undocumented workers & laborers in unsafe conditions around the world).

Likewise, when I tell people today that the entire political class should be tried for the war crime of invading and occupying Iraq, they typically respond with some version of “We meant well” and “The US army is competent and did its best in a difficult situation.” Good intentions and hard work. Iraqis. Oh, them. I hadn’t thought about them.