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President Obama’s Hateful Policies Against Sikhs

10:44 am in Uncategorized by normanb

President Obama’s Hateful Policies Against Sikhs — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

I greeted my young Sikh friend. Neither of us spoke of the tragedy. We just spoke of our mutual compassion and respect. He said his father wants him to leave this country … to a place with less bigotry, discrimination, and violence; I guess: South Africa.

During his reign, President Obama’s policies have consistently encouraged Hate Crimes against Sikhs. Below are examples. Most of the world’s Sikhs live in India. Sikhs do not cut their hair or beard. Many wear turbans. The massacre operation was carried out by a Right-wing Terrorist who was US Military Intelligence veteran who was specifically trained to carry out such Psy Ops attacks. He was indoctrinated into anti-religious Hate Groups in the Army.

1. Obama’s FBI refuses to track Hate Crimes against Sikhs even though they comprise the world’s fifth largest spiritual tradition [after Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists], and even though the first high-profile 9-11 Revenge Murder was of a Sikh, Balbir Singh Sodhi, on September 15, 2001.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Balbir_Singh_Sodhi and http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/06/4702996/fbi-says-it-had-not-monitored.html

I think Obama’s policy of refusing to track Hate Crimes against 25 million people is a Hate Crime itself. The FBI does track Hate Crimes against other religious groups, just not against Sikhs. The Sikh Coalition, a Civil Rights group, said it has received “thousands of requests for protection.” Reuters news agency released a disgusting screaming propaganda headline tacitly supporting the Obama Administration’s now-deadly discrimination against Sikhs, yesterday asking “Was” … killing Sikhs while meeting at their temple … “a Hate Crime?” http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/06/tagblogsfindlawcom2012-blotter-idUS275046093920120806 and http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/april-congressional-letter-urged-fbi-to-track-hate-crimes-against-sikhs-4k6ch6g-165074026.html

But what can we expect out of a sleazy outfit like Reuters except propaganda? The New York Times [speaking of sleaze] revealed last month that both it and Reuters regularly Bribe President Obama by giving him editing privilege over wording of their articles. New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters divulged that both his paper and Reuters [and other so-called "free" press] began paying the Bribes after President Obama Blackmailed them, insisting that they would get no access to the President if they did not pay the Bribes. Isn’t it nice having a President from the Chicago Mafia? http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/07/21/ny-times-bribes-obama-and-romney-after-campaigns-demand-it/

2. Sikh Slavery in Obama’s puppet state Bahrain: President Obama, Commander and Chief of the US Armed Forces, could park the Navy’s 5th Fleet anywhere he wants. Anywhere he wants. That’s what “Commander and Chief” means. Let’s assume the reason that he parks it in Bahrain is not Only because he wants Sikhs to be kept as Slaves. Let’s assume that he has some other reason that doesn’t seem as evil. Even so, Slavery is a deal-breaker. We fought a Civil War in this country over Slavery. Here’s a Bahraini ad to buy a 22-year-old female Sikh as a sex slave, and have her delivered to Bahrain from Punjab in India. http://www.punjabimatrimony.com/matrimonials/Country/17/Bahrain.html Abraham Lincoln said “As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy. Whatever differs from this, to the extent of the difference, is no democracy.” Under President Obama’s “democracy,” or morals, or whatever you want to call it, keeping Sikhs as Slaves is OK.

3. In Obama’s Bahrain, Sikhism is illegal: The Slaves of Bahrain, including the Sikhs, are not allowed to practice their own religion. Under Bahraini Shari’a law, Islam is the only Legal religion. Even the most immoral and repugnant Slave owner recognizes that he is responsible for the well-being of his Slaves. If President Obama is to continue holding those Slaves, he is morally required to provide protection for their Freedom of Religion. So please, President Obama, I am begging you, if you’re absolutely refusing to free the Slaves, then at least, grant them Freedom of Religion!

4. Sikh religious Sacrament draws the Death Penalty in Obama’s Bahrain: Tolerated in India for millennia, Marijuana is a traditional sacrament at Sikh festivals, and among the Sikh Nihang and Bhangi sects; and the Tenth Sikh Guru, one of Sikhism’s founders, Guru Gobind Singh wrote it about as “Bhang” in his poetry, and gave it to followers. In the Indian Hemp Drugs Commission report, the Sikhs’ practices concerning Ganja are reported under the regional heading “Punnjab.” http://www.ukcia.org/research/indian/chapt9.php

5. As South Asians, Sikhs in Bahrain face Genocidal Pogroms at the hands of Obama’s puppet dictator: During both of Obama’s ongoing Pogroms in Bahrain, people are killed with poisonous gas supplied by the Obama Administration – that includes Obama’s South Asian pogroms wherein South Asians are killed or removed. http://www.bikyamasr.com/52331/bahrain-commission-report-details-deadly-pogroms-against-migrant-workers. / and http://my.firedoglake.com/normanb/2012/03/02/live-chat-with-political-prisoner-paki-wieland-out-of-torture-jail-as-usbahrain-regime-murders-more-there-with-poison-gas/

6. Obama Classifies the Pakistanis it kills as “Millitants” if the have Facial Hair, even if the Murdered Pakistani is a Child, according to Medea Benjamin’s documentary Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control.

7. Obama’s Goons frequently Commit Hate Crimes Against Medical Marijuana patients, many of whom have Long Hair or Facial Hair: These Hate Crimes ordered by the President (raids on Medical Marijuana facilities) have resulted in excruciating suffering and premature deaths for patients with ALS, AIDS, Multiple Sclerosis, Skin Cancer, and many other maladies. Longtime activist Medical Rights activist Steven DeAngelo, now a Political Prisoner with long hair and facial hair like a Sikh. http://stuffstonerslike.com/2012/07/14/protest-president-obamas-fundraiser-in-oakland-ca-on-july-23/

8. The President has publicly announced that he is allowed to order Murders/Assassinations: The Murders he orders are frequently against people with beards. The high-profile Murders that Obama orders are against non-Christians.

9. Obama ordered the Administration’s investigation of US Right-wing Terrorism closed down because Rush Limbaugh and other Right-wing TV personalities demanded it. In ordering the investigation of Right-wing Terrorism stopped, he also committed a Hate Crime: He further that all Terrorism investigation be against Muslims, according to Democracy Now! This was a Hate Crime against non-Christians who might have hair.

10. The Obama Administration has cracked down on non-mainstream-Christian religious practices: Its FDA carried out a Hate Crime in Lawrence, Kansas, at a shop dealing in religious sacraments named “Sacred Journey.” Anyone can tell by the name of the place that its intentions are religious, and thus protected by the First Amendment. The owner was charged with crimes though he was growing perfectly Legal plants, and supplying Legal sacraments. Even if President Obama has an intense personal hatred on non-mainstream-Christians, he should not be empowered to put that hatred into policy against the minority religions.

11. These Massacres of US citizens happen specifically during time of war. Obama is pushing for lots more war.

12. When the Colorado Massacre happened a Few Days Earlier, Obama’s spokeperson immediately announced that more such incidents would certainly be tolerated: According to Democracy Now!, Press Secretary Jay Carney the President would say nothing and do nothing that would curb gun violence by restricting Right-wing lone nuts from massacring Americans. Carney said they weren’t gonna touch it. Terrible choice. The President’s job is to protect the American people, no matter how much money the Gun Lobby has.

 

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“Liberals” Attacking Romney from the Right

11:40 am in Uncategorized by normanb

“Liberals” Attacking Romney from the Right — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

 

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, and even some writers here at FireDogLake.com [both of which are usually considered to be hosting views from the political Left] used Right-wing propaganda from the Obama campaign, continuing to recycle the meme “gaffe.” Yes, even Amy Goodman reported that Mitt Romney’s statement of concern over a labor strike in Great Britain is a “gaffe,” a term today used widely within the Obama campaign (and apparently in the shadow campaign as well). Here’s the story from two unofficial components of the Obama campaign: Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and the Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/26/mitt-romney-olympics-gaffe-harry-reid_n_1707996.html

My question is: Why didn’t President Obama voice any support for the abused workers, as Romney did? Why was Amy Goodman into attacking Mitt Romney for his bringing the plight of these abused workers before the world? Why was Democracy Now! not concerned with the plight of the abused workers? Why did she use this as an opportunity to campaign for Obama? Will she continue to be awarded for such work? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/sports/olympics/british-customs-workers-call-off-strike.html

And Romney brought up the legitimate concern about security, a big story over there, as cited days earlier by high-ranking officials in Britain. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/07/17/parliament-assails-buckles-over-olympic-security-snafu.html Why should Romney, or the news, or Obama, or anyone else, want to Cover this Up?! Speaking out on it is appropriate and correct.

Obama’s propagandists, and many people who would have us believe that they are “democrats” (or Liberals or Progressives or on the Left), apparently think that Mitt Romney should not have offended his hosts by mentioning problems. But with the security there announced as failing and falling apart just as a US Presidential candidate was heading there to take part in the Olympics [the Equestrian Dressage event], he would have been remiss not to mention the worrisome situation. These are not gaffes. I worked against Romney when he ran for Governor and I’m working against him now. These are not gaffes.

Look at this disgusting piece of Right-wing pro-Obama propaganda, from the BBC/British Government. And once they finally let you, pay attention to what Mitt Romney actually says.

 

 

What I found even more bizarre the other day was to hear President Obama attacking Romney from the Right, using almost identical words to what Republicans usually say when attacking Democrats: Obama claimed that the tax plan Romney [that tax-and-spend Liberal(?)] was touting would send jobs overseas, making us anti-competitive. He said that Romney is too Progressive on taxation. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303612804577531393388570440.html

It was ironic and duplicitous for Obama to say that Romney’s plan will create 800,000 jobs overseas, after he himself has just completed Free Trade Agreements to send US jobs to Korea, Colombia, and Panama, where workers have few rights. Note that Florida’s neo-Fascist Governor Rick Scott praised Obama for this Right-wing Atrocity. http://www.flchamber.com/print/3737

http://www.usatoday.com/money/economy/story/2011-10-12/trade-deals/50747414/1

Meanwhile Bill Maher and the HBO show Big Love have spent millions of dollars in television time convincing Americans that Mormons are disgusting and not worth trusting. Mitt Romney is a Mormon. I was kind of surprised when I learned that Romney was a Mormon. I heard it from a fellow Liberal several years ago, when Romney was first running for Massachusetts Governor. My friend cautioned me that Romney could get elected in Massachusetts, and then, use that to catapult him toward the Presidency. And he was a Mormon. http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19122451/poll-few-think-romneys-faith-resembles-their-own

I’m only going to say this once. It’s not appropriate to discriminate against someone based on religion. (To do so is a tactic of the far-far-far-Right.)

The Left-to-Right line-up in the Presidential race is getting really crazy now. Not only are Obama and his supporters assailing Romney for being too far Left, the nation’s top Nazi philosopher former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Don Black told Cenk Uygur that both Obama and the Republicans are too far-Right for him. He said he supports Ron Paul. Congressman Paul stands significantly to the Left of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney on Marijuana and peace. Then there’s (former?) Presidential candidate Rocky Anderson, who just named a running mate last week, before appearing on the weekend fake news program Up With Chris Hayes, a show hosted twice each weekend by Hayes from The Nation magazine, whose apparent job is to trick Liberals/Progressives/Left voters into voting for the extreme Right: Barack Obama. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkJb1m0o_m4

The Hayes show is actually a long commercial for Obama’s reelection. Rocky Anderson didn’t even mention that he was running for President, he just attacked Mitt Romney for not being more Obama-friendly. Hayes [posing himself as a non-biased Journalist] identified Anderson as a Democrat, and brought him back on at the end of the segment, to defend Mitt Romney against the worst charges that others had made on the show. Anderson didn’t say he was running, but was clearly positioning himself between Obama and Romney. Pundits have long told us that a plurality of voters are Independents, and that the preponderance of them are actually between the Democrats and the Republicans, Left-to-Right speaking. I dispute that. I think most voters are actually to the Left of Republicrats like Obromney on most issues. When Rocky first started running, his website said that he didn’t run as a Green because he didn’t want to be associated with the Left. They took that down, and he ran Left, for a while.

So here’s our revised Left-to-Right Presidential candidates line-up (I’ll insert the Nazi philosopher where he says he fits. Remember, while they are apparently to the Left of Republicrats, Nazis are still way too far Right to be trusted with the Presidency.)

L – Jill Stein/Green – Stewart Alexander/Socialist – Jimmy McMillan/Rent Is Too Damn High – Gary Johnson/Libertarian – Ron Paul/Republican – Don Black/Nazi – Mitt Romney/Republican – Rocky Anderson/Justice – Barack Obama/Democrat – R

As Johnny Carson used to say: “Man, that is just wild!

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Strange Bigoted Rant from Cenk Uygur

5:36 am in Uncategorized by normanb

Strange Bigoted Rant from Cenk Uygur — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Cenk Uygur in this snippet from his show a couple of days ago says that Baptist preacher Franklin Graham should politically support President Barack Obama in the election, based on his religion.

Around 1:35 of the above video Uygur starts his rant, apparently angered that Franklin Graham, a lifelong Conservative Republican, prefers Republican candidates over the presumed Democratic Party nominee.

He says Graham should support President Obama because Rick Santorum is a Catholic and Mitt Romney is a Mormon, while Obama is a Protestant like Graham himself.

Having been raised a Baptist in the South, I noticed something quite different about Franklin Graham in this report. I see that his words teach tolerance to Southern Conservative Christians. Here’s how:

Many in the South believe that both Catholics and Mormons and non-Christians; and not just non-Christian, but anti-Christian:

~Because they take the Gospel Truth and twist it to their own purposes; they add to the Bible, with their Liturgies and their Book of Mormon, respectively;

~”I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book” — Revelation 22:18;

~From early childhood, from thousands of years of conditioning, and from the First or Second Commandment, we were conditioned to never bow to an idol; so seeing Muslims bowing toward Mecca is a little uncomfortable, but seeing Hindus or Catholics bowing to statues incites involuntary horror and anger;

~The fear is that the anti-Christ will come from a religion similar to the One True Faith, but with a little pollution added to the Truth.

Here, Franklin Graham is instructing Christians to be secular when it comes to voting. He is saying we need not discriminate against Catholics and Mormons.

Cenk Uygur’s analysis of Graham’s sincerity would have been more effective, I think, without the assertion that people should vote only for their coreligionists. (And where does that assertion leave unusual people who have no coreligionist for whom to vote?)

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Obama’s Brutal Barbaric Bombings of Civilians and his Assassination Squad Sparked Yemen Revolution

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Obama’s Brutal Barbaric Bombings of Civilians and his Assassination Squad Sparked Yemen Revolution — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Egypt is bigger and stronger. It is easy to miss what’s happening in Yemen.

President Obama sent Coward Drones into Yemen. These unmanned aircraft are operated by cowards on US bases, sometimes within the United States. They primarily murder civilians and terrorize indigenous people in what is called “collateral damage,” collateral to the stated objective of killing those opposed to the US puppet dictator of Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and his agenda of delivering his nation’s Oil to China and the West.

In this report from January 22, 2011, Chinese President Hu thanked Saleh for his support of China’s stellar “Human Rights” record, especially concerning Tibet and Taiwan. The article cited doesn’t mention China’s genocidal repression of the Muslim Uygurs in East Turkestan (called “China’s Muslim West” by propaganda voices on US commercial networks who approve of the occupation of Turkestan).

http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnewstt_news=3952

President Obama has also sent a US intelligence assassination squad into Yemen, stressing his assertion that he is allowed to order assassinations against Muslims anywhere in the world, even if they are Americans, even if they are in Yemen. Anwar Al-Awlaki, whom President Obama’s hit men are assigned to kill, has close ties to US intelligence, and was invited to the Pentagon by Donald Rumsfeld’s Defense Department shortly after 9/11.

http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/10/21/rumsfelds-defense-department-invited-anwar-al-awlaki-into-pentagon-after-911/

However US culpability in Egypt may be downplayed, President Obama’s aggression against the poor civilians of Yemen holds a large responsibility for the Yemen Revolution. How many massacres will the US puppet regimes carry out?

Yemenis in the US have been targeted for more than a decade since the DEA rescheduled the herbal drug Qat (Khat), chewed daily by most people in parts of Yemen. The drug is not harmful, and increases fertility in both men and women. As banning Marijuana in the 1930s was rationalized by saying Blacks, Mexicans, and Jazz musicians used it, so was Qat considered evil, as some Muslims show great respect for it: It sparked an artistic movement among Muslim fundamentalists who believe the Commandment prohibiting “graven images” forbids all realistic depictions of humans and animals, but takes no position on psychedelic design.

All of us Americans, and especially all Democrats, should contact President Obama and our Democratic representatives in the House and Senate to demand these simple actions on the Yemen situation:

  • Immediately end Coward Drone strikes in Yemen;
  • Immediately end US-sponsored assassinations in Yemen;
  • Turn those assassins over to the International Court of Justice in the Hague for prosecution for Crimes Against Humanity;
  • Tell the truth about US involvement in Yemen;
  • Stop corrupting the Yemeni Government.

These are Human Rights deserved by every human on the planet. Common decency requires that President Obama, the US, and the Democratic Party also afford these rights to the Yemeni people.

Meanwhile, in Egypt, US Vice Dictator Puppet Omar Suleiman told his state television audience that Western Journalists are spies causing the country’s chaos. His words incited attacks on journalists that continue. He called for Constitutional changes that nonetheless keep intact Egypt’s absolute dictatorial powers in a totalitarian President. Our President and Secretary of State seem to approve turning the reins of Government over to this man.

But the people of Egypt demand removal of the regime and nothing short. Offering the Egyptians a Suleiman Government [under absolute control of the Obama CIA's top kidnap-and-torture thug] is not honest or credible negotiating. Actual negotiating takes serious attention, not just propaganda. It takes hard work. It will be very hard to change the Egyptian Government, you see, Egypt has its own National Democratic Party to contend with.

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As Obama’s Egyptian Torture Team Shoots at Doctors, his Yemeni Programs to Assassinate Muslims and Bomb Civilians Spark Revolution

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As Obama’s Egyptian Torture Team Shoots at Doctors, his Yemeni Programs to Assassinate Muslims and Bomb Civilians Spark Revolution — by NormanB (“Deviations from the Norm”)

Yesterday, Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera reported that the Obama-Suleiman-Mubarak forces attacked and shot at doctors who tried to help some of the Team’s victims in Tahrir Square. By the time I went to sleep last night, the Torture Team had murdered 15 people yesterday, by their own admission, according to Al Jazeera.

Perhaps the widespread US War Crime network is crumbling:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/03/us-yemen-protest-idUSLDE71206M20110203