Thursday, June 11, 2009

Physician Says "I Quit" to the AMA

Read this blog post from Huffington Post by a physician, who says what I have felt all along. Many doctors oppose health care reform because they feel it will lower their salary, and they won't be able to afford the doctor lifestyle with its required BMW, mansions in town, at the beach, and in the mountains, and the bi-annual trip to Europe.


John Du Nugent, a white separatist, is quoted as saying in regard to James W. Von Brunn's action, "The white separatist community condemns this. It makes us look bad." Oh, Mr. Du Nugent, you did not look bad before? I suppose indiscriminate killing at a Holocaust museum is worse than proposing to rid the world of all non-whites, but not too much worse.

It is amazing that there are so many people consumed with such deep hatred for their fellow man, simply because he is different. There are so many reasons, they say. The Jews are trying to rule the world. African-Americans are subhumans with lower IQ's. Latinos are ruining this country. It goes on and on.

The Internet has given these people a bully pulpit to preach their hatred and to recruit those who are on the brink of insanity or are suffering from some woe, financial or social and need someone to blame. A simple search turns up pages of sites dedicated to hatred. Today's financial troubles, combined with an African American president, have fueled the hatred and given rise to wild conspiracy theories. Obama is a tool of Islamic terrorists. He was not born in the U.S. Jews control the finances of the country and have created the economic conditions that we face in order to consolidate their power.

It sounds far-fetched, but think about the emails you receive. Listen to Newt Gingrich, saying that Sotomayor is a racist and that her ankle injury is a fake. Then there is the Fat Blowhard, Limbaugh, and his buddies, Beck, Hannity, and O'Reilly, constantly railing and name calling, and inventing conspiracies. These are the so-called "legitimate" talking heads, not the white supremacists...or are they? They may not be directly connected, but their constant focus on the issues dear to these radicals pushes many viewers over the edge. I have friends, who are basically addicted to FOX News and right wing talk radio. They are heavily influenced by the half truths and out of context videos and comments.

Then there are the bloggers. It is so simple to put a spin on a comment or a speech and there are many readers, who are not smart enough to know better or they do not want to hear anything different. This fellow, Von Brunn, was apparently ahead of his time in the use of the Internet to spread his venom. Like the talk radio and FOX News addicts, there are Internet addicts, who spend far too much time searching and browsing and are easily swayed.

Homeland Security warned of anti-Semitic attacks and right-wing extremism and the right wing Republicans actually forced an apology from that Department. There is definitely a rise in right-wing extremism. It has been building for the last decade or so and has found a fertile ground in the current domestic and world situations. FOX commentator Sheppard Smith recently commented on the more venomous anti-Obama emails that he is receiving, saying they are getting scarier. We have not seen the last of these attacks. There have been two in the last two weeks, and unfortunately, they will most likely continue to intensify, as the hate mongers continue to ramp up their diatribes.

At some point the O'Reilly's and Limbaugh's of the world are going to have to take responsibility for their actions and realize that they are causing death and destruction. I hope they soon understand that their venomous talk is terribly counterproductive and even in some cases anti-American. It might be in their best interest to tone it down and look elsewhere for their big broadcasting bucks. There is no need for censorship, just responsible journalism from those to whom a sector of the public looks to for its "news."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

James W. Von Brunn- Yet Another Nutcase Shooter

As I watched news reports of the shooting this afternoon in Washington, DC, I became curious, as did many others, and got on my PC to check out this crazy, bigoted, old man. What I found is very scary, because so many people believe everything they read. The Internet seems to compound this fault as I receive so many emails of pure trash that people are passing on as fact. Just this morning I read a blog that took the President's recent speech and put such a negative, and erroneous spin on it that someone who would not or could not interpret it for themselves would have been completely ignorant of what was actually said.

This Von Brunn character is well-educated and an artist, and he "documents" his writings "well." Therefore, his writings must be true, some would say. The first several chapters of his book, "Kill the Best Gentiles," can be found on the website, "Love for Life." Read a few chapters, if you can stomach it. Pretty crazy stuff.

This man was imprisoned in 1983 for a 1981 incident in pulled out a sawed off shotgun at the Federal Reserve, said he had planted a bomb also. and tried to take members of the Federal Reserve hostage. He described it differently:

"In 1981 Von Brunn attempted to place the treasonous Federal Reserve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent, citizens arrest. He was tried in a Washington, D.C. Superior Court; convicted by a Negro jury, Jew/Negro attorneys, and sentenced to prison for eleven years by a Jew judge. A Jew/Negro/White Court of Appeals denied his appeal."

An excerpt from his infamous book reveals the insanity and hatred found in his writings:

"Steven Spielberg, JEW, pusillanimous Hollywood director, paid $22-million to Kate Capshaw, enterprising White hustler, before she would commit to the marriage bed (Vanity Fair, Oct. 1997). She then dutifully bore him two future candidates for America's booming nose-job industry. Such is the life of a bird in a gilded cage. It is not clear what remuneration Vice President Al Gore received, quid pro quo, for arranging the marriage of his blond daughter to the scion of the wealthy Schiff tribe (Kuhn Loeb & Co., JEWS), a banking cabal notorious for financing the Bolshevik Revolution in which millions of unarmed Moslems, and Christians were murdered in the same manner that Texas ranchers round-up and slaughter jack-rabbits."

It will interesting to hear what this 88 year old man will say prompted him to go to the Holocaust Museum today and open fire. This kind of terrorism is exactly what the Department of Homeland Security warned us about in the recent report much maligned by so-called conservatives. Unfortunately, a security guard has died, but fortunately more lives were not lost as this madman put his hatred into action once again. Let us hope that he dies in prison, if not before, and is not allowed to roam free again.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

What's Wrong with This Picture?

I got this in my email today. With two exceptions this is a picture of such a big group of losers I can not believe that someone actually had the nerve to use it to criticize:

So I said to him, "Barack, I know Abe Lincoln,
and you ain't Abe Lincoln."