But today Steve Kates was in no mood to let gloss and dross from the media remain sullying the minds of the electorate, especially of America. I even had to ask him, politely, to share his fierce criticisms in the US Rooms.
Here is what he told them.
Moral depravityHow many different issues there are. The Democrats overload the system with more outrage than could ever have been imagined and then let the media ignore every bit of it. Let’s just go to three.First is ISIS. Anyone not sickened by the Islamic State is morally dead themselves. From Mark Steyn:
The self-absorbed hedonism of modern western life necessarily requires desensitization. Bloomberg reports an ISIS “sex slave” price list acquired in Iraq by UN official Zainab Bangura: A woman over 40 will set you back a mere 41 bucks, but if you prefer a girl aged nine or under – and who doesn’t? – the price rises to $165. As Laura Rosen Cohen points out, this is the real “war on women”.
I have not posted any of the Planned Parenthood conversations we have had in the Tavern. Perhaps one day when the whole series of the courageous videos are shown we can get to them, and to the remarkable young man - just 26 - who spearheaded the team that went undercover to get all the horrific evidence. Meanwhile we continue with Steve.Nobody cares – because to care, seriously, either about an infanticide-industrial complex or nine-year-old sex-slaves in an American protectorate, would ask something of us. And to ask something – anything – more than a supportive hashtag is too much.You can read more here, but this time in the English tabloid press: ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters as UN envoy reveals how sex slaves are ‘peddled like barrels of petrol’. The price list for women is presented as well. What is it about ISIS you don’t know that would want you not to see something done?Second, the revelations about the American abortion industry. The actual issue Steyn was discussing in his post above was the Planned Parenthood sale of baby parts that has been captured on video. Perhaps our civilisation does not deserve to survive:
The fifth in an apparent series of twelve Planned Parenthood undercover videos shows Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, discussing how to manipulate the abortion procedure in order to ensure the “fetus” is delivered “intact” and thus able to be cannibalized for body parts.
As Ms Farrell puts it, if a client “has a specific need for a certain portion of the products of conception and
we bake that into our contract,
and our protocol, that we follow this. So we deviate from our standard in order to do that.”
No newspaper or media outlet you know has covered this in anything other than a perfunctory way, assuming they have covered it at all.
How morally sick do you have to be not to find this depraved to the fullest extent of its meaning.Third, there is the manoeuvering by Obama and Kerry to remove every possible sanction on Iran developing nuclear weapons. This is not a deal.
This is the action of someone who is, for all intents and purposes, an Iranian operative elected President of the United States.
The only crafting involved was to structure the process so that it could be approved by first the Iranians, then by the UN and finally by the American Senate. This is not calculation on behalf of the United States. This is calculation on how the sell out can be sold. Even the Iranians don’t quite appreciate the traitorous nature of the American President, as witness this:Obama’s remarks about the deal are meant for domestic consumption and aimed at soothing fears among Republican and Jewish critics, [Iranian Brigadier General Mohammad Ali] Asudi claimed.Or there is Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit: “”I have never believed that Obama views the mullahs as his enemy, or that he has the best interests of the United States in the region in mind.” Who then are Obama’s enemies? Whose interests does he have in mind?Beyond Obama, the common denominator is the American media who do as best they can not to discuss any of it. Unless you watch Fox or read right-side blogs – easily avoided if your aim is not to know, or even finding out what there is to know that you prefer not to – you are virtually unaware of none of it.
Even if you had seen any of it, nowhere will you have come across the slightest outrage in the media.
It is a moral sickness.
If you still can vote for these people – if you still see Obama in a positive way – it is a moral sickness you share with far too many others who prefer to see themselves as moral giants when they are among the worst of the worst.
Meanwhile in the Hillary Village that is Hobart our Premier, a 'conservative' and a Catholic has all but thrown in the towel on same-sex marriage. The morally depraved Parliament of Tasmania passed a morally depraved Abortion bill which forbids anyone speaking out against abortion on pain of a $9750 fine and a year in jail. This Premier and his party was elected with a huge majority to overturn that wicked law. He has not.
The brave young man and his team who filmed the abortionists would be in jail here. It is forbidden to take pictures.
Cowards and the morally depraved are in charge wherever one looks. But not in this Tavern.
(Although to be frank I have sharpened my sword in anticipation of non-pax breaking out if a few good souls decide enough is enough. )