OK, I confess: I fell for Fiorina — and for the same reasons I believe most people are falling for Trump. I like what Trump says, and I admit, I am even a little sympathetic to the way he says it, but I know he is most likely a Democrat Party infiltrator sent to work in much the same way as Ross Perot did. Trump is a RINO, and he definitely is not a ‘conservative,’ so, while others may support him, I am too leery of him to support him — even if he happens to be telling the truth (which I doubt). So, when I saw Carly Fiorina sounding off much the same way Trump does, I thought I might have found a candidate I could get behind. WRONG! I found some things that cause me great concern. If what I found is correct — and it appears to be — it would mean that Carly is little more than a female Trump.
The warning buzzers started to go off in my head when I saw this story:
“There’s no honor in charging a hill that you know you can’t take, only casualties, although Ted Cruz maybe got name recognition and money along the way,”
As a former Marine, let me say this as clearly as I can:
Ms Fiorina, you don’t know the first damn thing about honor!
If you are sent to take a hill you cannot take, and ordered to take it anyway, you do it. You do it for nothing other than the fact that this is what you signed on to do when you raised your hand and took your oath to defend this nation. And a great many men have died for this nation charging hills that could not be taken. If this… ‘woman’ need an example, I’ll give her one — Sugar Loaf Hill!
Nine times the Marines were ordered to take that hill, and nine times they were slaughtered. Yet, every time after the first, when the order was given, they went — knowing they would most likely die. This was after the Army had been spent trying to take the same hill. This battle has become part of the legend that is the U.S. Marine Corps, and it is exactly way honor is all about — and how it is won: doing what you know cannot be done simply because it is your duty to do so.
Senator Cruz was elected — in large part — on the promise to end Obamacare, and that is what he has repeatedly tried to do. So Cruz has honor — because he is trying to keep his word. But, apparently, Carly would have us believe that it is ‘acceptable’ to go into her boardroom as a CEO and do whatever is most expedient — even if it is not what the stock holders vote for the company to do. After all, if they vote for something she decides cannot be done, then she seems to think there would be no honor in doing her job and that she should just…not do her job.
This is enough to kill her as a candidate in my eyes, and it should be in the eyes of any serious American, as well. But then I found this, and it caused me to move her into the same category as I place Obama — traitor!
There was once a civilization that was the greatest in the world…
While modern Western civilization shares many of these traits, the civilization I’m talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent.
Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization, its gifts are very much a part of our heritage. The technology industry would not exist without the contributions of Arab mathematicians. Sufi poet-philosophers like Rumi challenged our notions of self and truth. Leaders like Suleiman contributed to our notions of tolerance and civic leadership.
Yes, you read this correctly: this woman seems to think the Caliphate was a greater civilization than the Western world, or even America. I did not think this could be correct, but then, the story links to the transcript of the original speech. It appears that she actually said those words.
You may agree with her, but I have taken the time to study the truth about the Caliphate. There was nothing ‘great’ about the Muslim world. In fact, it was the epitome of everything the ‘PC’ Left tells us we are supposed to be against: slave-owning, racist, womanizing, intolerant thieves who steal from whomever they can to make themselves rich. Yes, they were good at arithmetic, but that went back to a time long before Islam. Islam gets no credit for that part of their heritage. Neither can they claim great artists or musicians — because Muhammad outlawed pictures and music. There ethics were based on Shari’a law, and they do not hold up to anything the civilized world would recognize as ‘good.’ The truth is, the Caliphate was barbaric and backward and had no chance of ‘evolving’ out of the 7th Century. If it had not been for the discovery of oil by Western nations, the Islamic world would still be in the 7th Century today. So I do not know what this woman was thinking about, but it must have been based on some alternate universe because the history of the Caliphate in this world has no resemblance tot he one she described in her speech.
But this is exactly the point: if she thinks the greatest civilization in history was the Islamic Caliphate, then I do not want this woman anywhere near an elected office of any type. Islam and the ideal of a constitutional republic based on individual rights and liberty cannot be reconciled. they are ideas that are eternally at war with each other, and the fact that she favors Islam over America is all I need to know to say she is no different than the Muslim we have in the White House now. So, speaking only for myself, I have scratched her from my list and placed her on the growing list of traitors to their country.
Do not skim over Fiorina’s words about Islam. She is doing more than just trumpeting the contributions of Islam to the modern world, she is actually helping to perpetuate a modern myth. I have been looking into this, tracing it to its origins, and it is recent (last decade or so). Before this, you will not find the glowing accolades for Medevil Islam that are so prominent today. Our PC world is largely to blame for this. What careful study will reveal is the growing realization that Islam — the same culture Fiorina is praising — was most likely the cause for the Dark Ages. This is closer tot he truth than anything Carly is saying, and a Presidential candidate in a time when we will be fighting Islam had damned well better know this:
The impact of Islam on Europe was twofold: economic and cultural. As long ago as the 1930s, Belgian medievalist Henri Pirenne demonstrated that it was Islam, with its blockade of the Mediterranean, which had definitively terminated Classical Civilization. With the ending of trading links between Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, the great cities of the West, in Gaul, Spain, and Italy, which depended on that trade, began to die. This marked the disappearance of the urban civilization of Antiquity. The West became impoverished, and the termination of the supply of papyrus from Egypt meant a return very quickly to almost pre-Roman levels of illiteracy.
Read the link. It is closer to the truth than most anything else available today — that goes double for the story Carly gives in this speech.