As my distant mafia relations (Being Italian American with close relatives in New Jersey, I have to be related to them somehow.) found out last week, there are consequences to actions.
Liberal voters, please make note of that. Because that means that if you have your way, your country will be destroyed and then you’ll really have something to complain about.
And liberal politicians, keep in mind that in your cases, that could mean humiliating public censure down the road. Kinda like Charlie Rangel.
I’d love to say jail time too, but let’s face it, that only happens to Republicans.
Regardless, when you act foolishly or corruptly, chances are you’re not going to lead a fulfilling life.
That much is obvious in the case of the Philadelphia “doctor,” who made millions performing illegal late-term abortions on immigrant women. This practice somehow went unnoticed for years until, in 2009, a mother of three died on his operating table.
Now the public is finding all about the butcher shop of an operating room that the murderer worked out of. We’re all supposed to be outraged and horrified at the body parts stuffed into garbage bags scattered around the room.
To be sure, it is horrifying. But should we really be all that shocked when we allow other forms of abortion every day? When we teach an egocentric, carpe diem, buy now and pay later mentality to our children? When we value life – even our own, to some extent – so little?
We can’t honestly be that self-deceived, can we?
China Slaps U.S. in the Face during Obama’s State Dinner
In the case of our President, Barack Obama, I don’t think he is that clueless.
If I had to take a stab at it – figuratively, of course. Even though I’m clearly referring to the analysis and not Obama, better safe than risk a troubled liberal getting it into his or her head to act on any perceived anger – I’d bet he knows very well what he’s doing.
So that means he either doesn’t care at all or he’s willing to sacrifice our safety and image for some larger plot of his, as he presses forward with his agenda in the face of obvious and widespread opposition.
I could be referring to any number of issues with the above, of course, but specifically, I’m talking about the state dinner the U.S. just hosted for Chinese President Hu Jintao.
As if we needed any more proof that, as Donald Trump recently put it, the Chinese “are not our friends,” we’re just now learning that the Chinese-born pianist who performed at the dinner played a piece of anti-American music for the evening.
Lang Lang, the pianist, had this to say for his boorish behavior:
“I think playing the tune at the White House banquet can help us, as Chinese people, feel extremely proud of ourselves and express our feelings through the song.”
Oh Say Can You See… China Destroying Jackals?
So what is the context and the message of the song?
As the New York Post relays:
“The 1956 film ‘Battle on Shangangling Mountain” depicts Chinese troops pinned down under enemy fire on the mountain. Then reinforcements arrive and the troops attack the US soldiers, whom the Chinese refer to as ‘jackals.’
“The song Lang played in front of Hu and President Obama includes the verse: ‘When friends are here, there is fine wine/But if the jackal comes/What greets it is the hunting rifle.’”
So according to Lang then, the Chinese think we’re jackals who need to get shot. That’s quite the tacky political statement to make when getting paid – I’m sure quite handsomely – to perform at a supposedly friendly and definitely lavish dinner hosted by the “jackal” leader himself.
Yet it’s no wonder the musician felt emboldened to act the way he did. President Obama literally welcomes such behavior in the way he behaves on the national and international scenes.
The United Nations Hardly Deserves Sympathy
While we’d be monumentally obtuse not to realize that China has absolutely no love for us, we’d be similarly stupid to think that the money we send to the bloated, egotistical and largely pointless United Nations actually gets spent on helping the helpless.
According to Representative Cliff Stearns (FL-R), “During the Bush administration, it was learned from internal U.N. auditors that 43 percent of $1.4 billion in procurement contracts investigated involved fraud.”
And I’m sure that figure doesn’t cover the salaries of those well-paid demagogues, whom there happen to be a lot of.
Fortunately, on this measure at least, the United States has a reason to cheer. Because the Republican-controlled House and its Republican chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, are pushing back against the idea that we need to contribute to the U.N.’s self-serving mission.
As she straightforwardly said, throwing money at them is “a waste of taxpayer dollars.”
Want to know what the consequences to cutting that funding would do?
Well, I can tell you this: It isn’t going to raise our debt or deficit levels at all. In fact, it just might bring them down a notch or two.