Friday, July 25, 2014

Incest is hot!

Is MTV seriously promoting incest to attract the teenage audience?

We are the proverbial frogs in the slow boiling pot of water.  We sit still while we are being slowly cooked.  Liberals and Hollywood in particular are fundamentally transforming our societal norms to a new normal-INCEST.

MTV’s new show “Happyland” has a teen story line that explores the underbelly of the operations of a popular theme park.  However, the lead character Lucy falls for Ian who is the show’s “hottie” and son of the theme park’s owner.  They kiss and “make out.” 

Like in HBO’s Game of Thrones, the producer’s big surprise is that they are brother and sister.  In the press junket, Bianca Santos, who plays Lucy, said, “Incest is hot, and we’re going to have fun!”

While the show creator Ben Epstein fudged the intent of the incest subplot as merely a hook for the viewers, MTV clearly believes it’s okay to use such an immoral twist to attract viewers. MTV doesn’t understand there is a difference between “having an edge” and “falling off of the edge”.

The larger societal question is whether or not incest would actually attract teenagers.  It seems the attraction to base and untoward behavior is being fed to our children.  We are in a time where the younger generation gets its cues from the likes of MTV and not us-their parents.  In others words, MTV is telling our youth what is acceptable behavior and what is not.  To even flirt with the idea of being attracted to ones sibling should be repulsive.  If we let MTV tell the story, it now becomes intriguing.  Then what?

“Happyland” will air in September 2014 and I have not previewed one episode. However, if we sit back and let MTV woo our teenagers with anything “they” think is hot and sexy, we only have ourselves to blame. 

Many boycotted Phil Robertson and Duck Dynasty (A & E) for having a Bible-based opinion about sexual behavior.  MTV plans to capitalize on what is widely believed as abhorrent behavior by the religious and the irreligious and I have not heard a whimper from either crowd against this show.  I say BOYCOTT MTV and “Happyland” now!  It is poison to the next generation.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The “Unwanted Gift” that Keeps Taking

Is private foster care the answer to care for illegal immigrant children?

The illegal immigration saga just won’t stop and there is no fix in sight.  Now it seems Americans are being seduced with hush money to support the erosion of United States sovereignty. 

I discussed last week that the surge of unaccompanied illegal minors from Central America was no surprise to the Obama administration given the ad they placed in January 2014 soliciting vendors to help transport refugee children.

Now we find that through Crittenton Services for Children and Families, a local California foster care agency, the federal government is now offering to pay the full freight on $6,054 per month to those with a 5 bedroom house and willing to take in 6 children.

The ad reads:
Help heal the wounds of abused and neglected children.  Crittenton FFA is looking for compassionate parents to provide a loving home for children in Foster Care Programs-including survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied refugee minors.  Reimbursement up to $6,054 monthly.  Tax free support certification process as short as 45 days.
Our government, apparently through private foster care agencies, is racing to clean up its mess not by stopping the influx at the border but rather by locating housing and paying for it with tax payer funds.  It’s complete madness and ignores current strains in the foster care system.

California, the largest foster care population in the country, has 76,000 children in the system.  There are more than 400,000 in the United States.  In the foster care system, the goal is to place children with loving families as the Crittenton ad states.  However, before the unaccompanied illegal minors are absorbed into the system, the current condition of the system must be considered.

There are only about 3,000 foster homes available in California, says Alex Morales, the CEO of the Children's Bureau of Southern California. The children have no place to go when they come into the care of the government or courts [today]. Where do we put them?”  In institutions and group homes, he confided.  With overcrowding, kids end up sleeping in cots in adoption agencies; essentially office buildings become home, said Morales in his interview with NPR last year.  These are the conditions that await these unaccompanied illegal minors [whose families cannot be identified] all at the expense of the tax payer.

The dirty secret is that the private foster care system is not designed to benefit the children primarily.  Rather, private foster care agencies are incentivized to pack them in. It’s a business.

“The flow of money to private foster care — now about $400 million a year — introduced a powerful incentive for some to spend as little as possible and pack homes with as many children as they could.

“Those agencies are so short of homes that they accept convicted criminals as foster parents. The state has granted waivers to at least 5,300 people convicted of crimes. In the most egregious cases, people with waivers later maimed or killed children.

“The system is so poorly monitored that foster care agencies with a history of abuse can continue caring for children for years, Garrett Therolf reported for the Los Angeles Times in December 2013.

The foster care system is a dead end for these unaccompanied illegal minors at best and a death trap in the worst case scenario.  While agencies like Crittenton do a great work, foster care placement for illegal minors is not a compassionate (or appropriate) fix but rather a “head in the sand, ass in the air” response.  Crittenton’s California ad is just the beginning; your state is next.  If we allow our fellow Americans to get on the dole for $6,054 a month to aid the government in destroying these young lives, we are all to blame. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Americans First

Are blacks waking up to the impact of illegal immigration? 

Illegal immigration is one of the largest contributing factors for the decline in the labor force participation rate among black Americans, according to Peter Kirsanow from the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.  The participation rate was 12% for blacks and 80% for whites according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (“BLS”). 
While few black leaders or any leaders for that matter are speaking out for the black workers across the country and against amnesty, the recent assault of illegal immigration across America’s southwestern borders is waking up the black community without their leaders’ advocacy.
“If somebody brought six children to your house and you ain’t got no job, are you going to take them in?… Are you going to try to find out where they came from? Are you going to try to send them back?… What are we going to do for the people who are here who are starving already?… Why would we add to the problem?” said a black male resident of Murrieta, California – the new Ground Zero-protesting the arrival of truckloads of illegal unaccompanied minors this week.  This mantra is mounting as black protesters face off against militant groups like La Raza organized to advocate for the illegal activity.
The crisis on America’s southern border has reached monumental proportions and Americans in general and blacks specifically are waking up to the inequity in America’s focus.  While the numbers are all over the place, it’s safe to say that 47,000 unaccompanied minors have made their way across with another 130,000 expected next year.  Additionally, thousands of others continue to pour across from Mexico and Central America and they include criminals, diseased, and would-be terrorists from Middle East countries. (Just this week, a Muslim prayer rug was found at a border crossing point.) 
President Obama visited Texas this week but refused to go to the border to witness the border catastrophe first hand.  Instead, he raised money at various fundraisers and even played a game of pool.  To his credit, he met with Texas Gov. Rick Perry about the border crisis but the president continues to blame Congress for not falling in line behind his plan for comprehensive immigration reform which fails to prioritize border security.  Regrettably, the jam has little to do with Congress because there are many moderate Republicans standing in line to give the store away at the border. Rather it is a battle between politics and the rule of law. Few consider upholding the law anymore.  Evidence suggests the influx of these unaccompanied minors is not surprise to the president.  
Sara Carter, senior Washington correspondent for The Blaze reported that in January 2014, the Obama administration was preparing for this surge of illegal unaccompanied minor immigration. They knew it was coming. Looking for vendors to help escort illegal immigrant children, the federal government posted an ad on that said, “The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including management, supervision, manpower, training, certifications, licenses, drug testing, equipment, and supplies necessary to provide on-demand escort services for noncriminal/non-delinquent unaccompanied alien children ages infant to 17 years of age, seven (7) days a week, 365 days a year.” 
To support this planned operation to weaken America from the border inward, the president now seeks $3.7 billion from Congress to fund his plan for transportation, administrative law judges, detention centers, and the like.  However, anyone paying attention knows the illegal aliens are not detained in large numbers and the president is doing his head fake pretending to care; we know those captured crossing are given notices to appear in court and greater than 90% never appear, says Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). This is a massive fraud being perpetrated on America and endangers us all.
Illegal immigration hurts Americans in vital areas of our lives and it hurts blacks disproportionately; marshalling additional resources to respond to this crisis ignores all Americans in need; compassion for those who voluntarily break the law and game our system is backwards and makes no sense.  We must fight to secure the border and form the deportation line; let’s get back to protecting Americans first. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hustling the American Dream

This week we celebrate the birth of a nation.  238 years ago a nation was birthed from the idea, an experiment, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable aRights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  That idea has worked and now we celebrate the birth of the greatest nation ever known to mankind.  America.

A cornerstone of our Constitutional Republic is that we elect leaders to represent our interests.  When the electoral process is tampered with, the whole system fails and most importantly “We the People” lose our voices.

It seems the fix is in and Mississippi is leading the way as we watch electoral misconduct undermine everything America stands for.  It appears Sen. Cochran looks more like a scheming Acorn disciple than a respectable elected official. (Remember that 18 Acorn workers were convicted in 2009 for their role in a voter fraud scheme to elect President Obama.)

Since last week, reports have emerged of massive voter fraud in the Mississippi GOP runoff election.  One minister in particular has come forward to affirm his role that he helped the Cochran campaign buy black votes.

Rev. Stevie Fielder of the First Union Missionary Baptist Church in an interview with GotNews, stated he was convinced by the Cochran campaign that challenger Chris McDaniel was a racist.  Consequently, Fielder along with other pastors across the state helped the campaign buy votes. The target was 10,000 black votes. Working with Cochran staffer, Saleem Baird-a black man- in exchange for a promise of $16,000, “Baird would put $15 per vote in each envelope and then give it to the people as they’d go in and vote,” Fielder said.   Fielder added that he was given many of these envelopes and recruited hundreds of voters by offering $15 per vote. 

Fielder came forward when the campaign reneged on his $16,000 payment after the win and now claims that he believes the claims of racism against McDaniel were baseless. (The Cochran campaign admits to engaging Fielder but denies his claims of voter fraud.)

Sadly, lessons from Mississippi emerge and we wonder why black unemployment there (14.3%) is 2.5 times greater than whites (5.4%). It’s not a Democrat or Republican issue; Mississippi has a black voter apathy problem.  They don’t give a damn.

The tale coming out of Mississippi is reminiscent of 1939 when Margaret Sanger, the founder of Birth Control Federation (Planned Parenthood’s predecessor), gathered together black ministers through the Negro Project to recruit black doctors to support the abortion agenda. Today, 16 million black babies have been aborted since 1973. Like Fielder, W.E. B. DuBois was also a tool.  He said in support of the birth control movement, “the mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among Whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.”

And so Rev. Fielder has dropped his bombshell report and claims as his defense the desire to keep a racist out of office.  Well, he is exposed as a hustler of the American Dream as he pimps the electoral system with envelopes stuffed with 15 one dollar bills perpetuating a legacy of apathetic voters who are disproportionately unemployed and disinterested in their own fate.  Now it begs the question: Will other black ministers continue to form unholy alliances as tools for destruction of their own communities or will they pursue a more noble cause? – THE TRUTH.