George A. Sprecace M.D.,
J.D., F.A.C.P. and Allergy Associates of New
RESPONSE (Archives)...Daily Commentary on News of the Day
This is a new section. It will
quick reactions by myself to news and events of the day, day by day, in
this rapid-fire world of ours. Of course, as in military
a rapid response in one direction may occasionally have to be followed
by a "strategic withdrawal" in another direction. Charge that to
"the fog of war", and to the necessary flexibility any mental or
campaign must maintain to be effective. But the mission will
be the same: common sense, based upon facts and "real politick",
by a visceral sense of Justice and a commitment to be pro-active.
That's all I promise.
to return to the current Rapid Response list
MONDAY, June 30,
"THE ISLAMIST PLAGUE": ANY QUESTIONS?
SUNDAY, June 29,
SOCIALISM: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANSWER TO
various economic and political theories or social systems based on
or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production
distribution of goods." (from Webster's New Explorer College
from their efforts
to "put lipstick on a pig", this is exactly what this administration
is attempting at every opportunity, as it consciously increases the
of the American population on the dole in one form or another (read
ObamaCare)...and as it consciously increases the number of new
this country who often have no other recourse (read: 50,000 + newly
Latino children over our Southern border). Their justification for all
is "inequality" of outcome. But equality of outcome in society,
as distinguished from equality of opportunity, is an
witnessed throughout the world - both without and within Socialist
structures. Indeed, merely the sustained effort to produce
outcome robs the society of the means of achieving equality of
opportunity. A recent important article on this subject by an
has witnessed this throughout the world "up close and personal" is:
"THE WORLDVIEW THAT MAKES THE UNDERCLASS", by Anthony Daniels, printed
in Imprimis, by Hillsdale.EDU, May/June 2014 - Volume 43, Number
this situation with this administration,
it is no wonder - rather it is mandatory - that division and disunity
rule of the day. The above worldview and goals are
any honest definition of our American identity and must be overcome by
SATURDAY, June 24 through 28,
STATE OF THE UNION:
DIVIDED WE STAND
In a recent Rapid Response
stated my opinion that…far from worrying about and cursing the divided
today’s electorate and its leadership…we should embrace it as a sign of
involvement and energy on behalf of ourselves and our nation. Indeed, it has always been thus from before
the beginning of our national identity.
It has made us strong while providing a safety valve whose
have defeated us from within.
The American colonists
and even throughout the American Revolution were certainly not of one
mind. Fully 30% of Americans during that
period were and remained Loyalists, fighting against the
suffering severe personal consequences afterwards.
Thus the “American Revolution” could be
alternatively called our First Civil War.
The Declaration of
supported States’ Rights, Slavery and the right of individual States to
from the “Union”. That “Union” was very
soon a subject of severe – temporarily political and personal –
between the likes of Hamilton and Washington vs Jefferson and Madison
question of a strong central government vs. an amalgamation of
States. Before and during the War of
1812, several New England States took actual steps to secede in order
protect their business interests. Thus,
it can be argued that the Founding Fathers created the “United States”. I took later action to create “America”.
That action came in the
form and in
the laser-like determination of Abraham Lincoln. President
Lincoln did not embrace a (second?)
Civil War to free the slaves. Nor was he interested in acknowledging
of individual States to secede. His one
goal was to “preserve the Union”, or rather to establish once and for
an actual “Union”: The United States of America”. In
the face of determined, often violent and
ultimately personally lethal objection, Lincoln did whatever was
achieve that end. Some describe his
actions as despotic and dictatorial. Presumably he considered that a
loose alliance of sovereign States would ultimately devolve into the
chronically sick model of the European States.
With such an analysis I entirely agree.
Please see the following book, surely iconoclastic for many:
Lincoln”, by Thomas J. DiLorenzo, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2002 –
Then came Reconstruction,
of the Industrial Revolution, the Robber Barons, America’s forays into
imperialism, our ambivalence toward both WW 1 and a decade of clear
signs of danger
leading up to WW 11. During all of these
times Americans were divided. But their divisions were channeled in the
of public opinion and in political activity.
This avoided a Civil War 3.
danger today is not in our
divisions. In fact, poll figures
provided in an opinion piece by Charles M. Blow entitled “The
Doctrine” suggest that we may be more united (“us vs. them”) now than
in a long
time (NYTimes Op-Ed, June 23, 2014). The
danger is in our losing the traditional organs of public opinion, the
Press, as the media prostitute themselves to one side or another in the
disputes. The danger is in our losing
the responsiveness of our elected leaders as they seem guided only by
requirements for re-election (ie. massive amounts of money, regardless
quid pro quo always involved), and by their commitment to becoming rich
process. In the face of these risks,
international dangers – although great -
pale by comparison. The real
danger is from within – frustration that could lead to Civil War 3. This is not hyperbole.
So…what is the message? “VIVE LA DIFFERENCE”. So long as we
correct and maintain the safety valves that have served us in the past.
MONDAY, June 23,
Maybe you know all of this. I doubt it...and I didn't.
As I quote occasionally: "IS ANYBODY THERE? DOES ANYBODY CARE?
SUNDAY, June 22,
HOW MUSLIMS THINK.
If this vignette is representative of only a small minority of the
world's Muslims, the entire world is faced with an existential threat
far worse that that of possible nuclear war. For nuclear war
carries with it a built-in negative feed-back mechanism...the wish to
survive. By contrast, this thinking is constrained by no such
mechanism. Quite the contrary.
Therefore, we are back to a principle embraced after 9/11/01:
Pre-emptive Self-Defense. Put another way:"GET THEM BEFORE THEY
GET US". As a solid Christian, I am entirely comfortable with
By Dr. Arieh Eldad an M.D. at Hadassah Hospital in Israel
I was instrumental in establishing the "Israeli National Skin Bank", which
is the largest in the world. The National Skin Bank stores skin for every
day needs as well as for war time or mass casualty situations.
This skin bank is hosted at the Hadassah Ein Kerem University hospital in
Jerusalem where I was the Chairman of plastic surgery.
This is how I was asked to supply skin for an Arab woman from Gaza , who
was hospitalized in Soroka Hospital in Beersheva, after her family
Usually, such atrocities happen among Arab families when the women are
suspected of having an affair.
We supplied all the needed Homografts for her treatment. She was
successfully treated by my friend and colleague, Prof. Lior Rosenberg and
discharged to return to Gaza .
She was invited for regular follow-up visits to the outpatient clinic in
One day she was caught at a border crossing wearing a suicide belt.
She meant to explode herself in the outpatient clinic
of the hospital where
they saved her life.
It seems that her family promised her that if she did that, they would
This is only one example of the war between Jews and Muslims in the
Israel. It is not a territorial conflict. This is a civilizational
conflict, or rather a war between civilization & barbarism.
Bibi (Netanyahu) gets it, Obama does not.
I have never written before asking everyone to please forward onwards so
that as many as possible can understand radical Islam and what awaits
the world if it is not stopped.
Dr Arieh Eldad
THURSDAY through SATURDAY, June 19 through 21,
WHAT FOLLOWS IS WHAT FACES US NOW IN THE MIDDLE EAST.
But the past regarding America's involvement in that part of the world
holds many valuable lessons for us now, much more valuable than the
current spectacle of our "leaders" cutting and running from their past
America established its deserved reputation as an unreliable ally in
Afghanistan after we helped defeat the Russians - and then disappeared.
The First Gulf War was ended a few days and a hundred miles too soon by
Bush the First. And Saddam Hussein repaid President Bush with an
assassination attempt and with the development of WMD's. During
that time, America faced some terrorist attacks by emboldened
9/11 could not be ignored by President Bush...although even that might
have been ignored by "a President Obama" then. The error was not
in invading Iraq and Afghanistan, but in the gross ignorance about the
political and religious landscape on the ground. "Shia,
Sunni? What's that". From there the blunders compounded,
both politically and militarily, the latter epitomized by the military
decisions of "Horse's Ass Rumsfeld". All of this was and is
chronicled in real time on my Rapid Response section of this web site,
which began in mid-March, 2003 as my effort to avert a Stroke.
• Yes, "The Buck Stops Here"...then at the desk of
President George W. Bush whose critical error was in valuing "Loyalty"
over competence. He should have gotten rid of Rumsfeld by 2005 at
the latest. And he should have made Maliki disappear while he had
Enter Barack Obama: the incompetent, unable to learn from the past or
from the present. It is too bad that total incompetence is not an
impeachable offense. For more on this, see the latest column by
Charles Krauthammer: "Abdication's High Price Now Confronts Obama" (in
The Day Saturday, June 21, 2014, Opinion, pA4).
Now please read what follows...and hope that Obama reads it too.
WEDNESDAY, June 18,
HAVE NOT CHECKED TO SEE OF THIS STATEMENT IS ACCURATE IN ITS
BUT, IF IT IS NOT, I CLAIM AND SHARE IT IN ITS ENTIRETY AS MY OWN.
TRUST IS GONE - At lying he is the
You're looking at the most political liar in American history.
I have been broadcasting for 31 years and writing for longer than that.
I do not recall ever saying on radio or in print that a president is
doing lasting damage to our country. I did not like the presidencies of
Jimmy Carter (the last Democrat I voted for) or Bill Clinton. Nor did I
care for the “compassionate conservatism” of George W. Bush. In modern
political parlance “compassionate” is a euphemism for ever-expanding
But I have never written or broadcast that our country was being
seriously damaged by a president. So it is with great sadness that I
write that President Barack Obama has done and continues to do major
damage to America . The only question is whether this can ever be
This is equally true domestically and internationally.
Domestically, his policies have had a grave impact on the American
He has overseen the weakest recovery from a recession in modern
He has mired the country in unprecedented levels of debt: about $6.5
trillion — that is 6,500 billion — in five years (this after calling
his predecessor “unpatriotic” for adding nearly $5 trillion in eight
He has fashioned a country in which more Americans now receive
government aid — means-tested, let alone non-means-tested — than work
He has no method of paying for this debt other than printing more money
— thereby surreptitiously taxing everyone through inflation, including
the poor he claims to be helping, and cheapening the dollar to the
point that some countries are talking about another reserve currency —
and saddling the next generations with enormous debts.
With his 2,500-page Affordable Care Act he has made it impossible for
hundreds of thousands, soon millions, of Americans to keep their
individual or employer-sponsored group health insurance; he has stymied
American medical innovation with an utterly destructive tax on medical
devices;and he has caused hundreds of thousands of workers to lose
full-time jobs because of the health-care costs imposed by Obamacare on
His Internal Revenue Service used its unparalleled power to stymie
political dissent. No one has been held accountable.
His ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered by
terrorists in Benghazi , Libya .. No one has been blamed. The only
blame the Obama administration has leveled was on a videomaker in
California who had nothing to do with the assault.
In this president’s White House the buck stops nowhere.
Among presidents in modern American history, he has also been a
uniquely divisive force. It began with his forcing Obamacare through
Congress —the only major legislation in American history to be passed
with no votes from the opposition party.
Though he has had a unique opportunity to do so, he has not only not
helped heal racial tensions, he has exacerbated them. His intrusions
into the Trayvon Martin affair (“If I had a son, he’d look like
Trayvon”) and into the confrontation between a white police officer and
a black Harvard professor (the police “acted stupidly”) were
unwarranted, irresponsible, demagogic, and, most of all, divisive.
He should have been reassuring black Americans that America is in fact
the least racist country in the world — something he should know as
well as anybody, having been raised only by whites and being the first
(halfbreed) black elected the leader of a white-majority nation.
Instead, he echoed the inflammatory speech of professional race-baiters
such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.
He has also divided the country by economic class, using classic
Marxist language against “the rich” and “corporate profits.”
Regarding America in the world, he has been, if possible, even more
damaging. The United States is at its weakest, has fewer allies, and
has less military and diplomatic influence than at any time since
before World War II.
One wonders if there is a remaining ally nation that trusts him. And
worse, no American enemy fears him. If you are a free movement (the
democratic Iranian and Syrian oppositions) or a free country ( Israel
), you have little or no reason to believe that you have a steadfast
ally in the United States.
Even non-democratic allies no longer trust America . Barack Obama has
alienated our most important and longest standing Arab allies, Egypt
and Saudi Arabia . Both the anti–Muslim Brotherhood and the anti-Iran
Arab states have lost respect for him.
And his complete withdrawal of American troops from Iraq has left that
country with weekly bloodbaths.
Virtually nothing Barack Obama has done has left America or the world
better since he became president. Nearly everything he has touched has
been made worse.
He did, however, promise before the 2008 election that “We are five
days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America
.” That is the one promise he has kept. What does it take for the
American people to WAKE UP?
TUESDAY, June 17,
OUR OLD MILITARY MARE; SHE AIN'T WHAT SHE USED
That is a fact for which we will shed much American blood, including
brick taken out of the wall!
Col Matthew Dooley, a West Point graduate and highly
decorated combat veteran, was an instructor at the
Joint Forces Staff College at
theNational Defense University.
had 19 years of service and experience, and was considered one
of the most highly qualified military instructors on Radical Islam
Terrorism. He taught military students about the situations they would
encounter, how to react, about Islamic culture, traditions, and
explained the mindset
of Islamic extremists. Passing down firsthand knowledge and experience,
teaching courses that were suggested (and approved) by
theJoint Forces Staff College.
on Islam and Islamic Radicalism", which was suggested and
approved by the JointForces Staff College, caught the
several Islamic Groups, and they wanted to make an example of
collectively wrote a letter expressing their outrage, and the
Administration was all too happy to assist.
letter was passed to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Martin Dempsey. Dempsey publicly degraded and reprimanded Dooley, and
received a negative Officer Evaluation Report almost immediately (which
had aced for the past 5 years). He was relieved of teaching duties,
career has been red-flagged “He had a brilliant career ahead of him.
has been flagged.”
Thompson, Thomas More Law Center "All US
military Combatant Commands, Services, the National Guard Bureau, and
Chiefs are under Dempsey's Muslim Brotherhood-dictated order to ensure
US military course will ever
again teach truth about Islam that the jihadist enemy finds offensive,
CIA agent Claire M. Lopez(about
Lt. Col. Dooley)..."
Obama Administration has demonstrated
lightning speed to dismiss
military brass that
does not conform to its agenda, and not surprisingly, nobody is
up for Lt. Col. Dooley.
Dooley has now been added
the 9 generals the Obama administration has summarily dismissed
other reason than they are great American military citizens."
A SAD DAY FOR THIS
COUNTRY WHEN GOOD LOYAL MEN LIKE THIS GET THROWN UNDER THE BUS BECAUSE NOBODYHAS
THE COURAGE TO STAND UP!
MONDAY, June 14 through 16,
MORE MURKY MIDDLE EAST HISTORY, LEADING TO OUR CLEAR
AND PRESENT DANGER.
AND WHERE ARE THE "MODERATE MUSLIMS"? Or is
this just another oxymoron?
THURSDAY and FRIDAY, June 12 and 13,
AFGHANISTAN, EGYPT, IRAN, LIBYA, SYRIA, UKRAINE...AND
the stories and
weep. And then get very angry.
too bad that total
incompetence is not an impeachable offense.
I do not come
to these stories as a "Monday Morning Quarterback". I have been
writing about them - in real time - since the middle of March,
Check out the entire production on my web site (www.asthma-drsprecace.com)
the heading "Rapid Response: Daily Commentary on News of the
CHRISTIANITY IN A
WEDNESDAY, June 11,
Her handling of these facts alone should disqualify her for any high
even in Washington.
(Remember my three categories of "liars"? Liars. Damned
Liars. And the Government).
TUESDAY, June 10,
GOOD OR ILL, LOOK TO CALIFORNIA IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE
Here's hoping that this
takes root and flourishes nationwide.
Rules California Teacher Tenure Laws
Unconstitutional - The New York Times
BEST DEPICTION OF
SPIRITUALITY THAT I HAVE SEEN IN A LONG TIME.
MONDAY, June 9,
SUNDAY, June 8,
why did I not think of
SATURDAY, June 7,
NO SOLDIER BEHIND: Where did that come from?
from the most recent application - and cost - of following that
"credo", I have always been uncomfortable with the logic
involved. And it turns out that I am certainly not alone.
Google the above statement regarding both the faulty wisdom and the
TUESDAY through FRIDAY, June 3 through 6,
YOU NEVER SEE A ONE-ARMED POLITICIAN OR BUREAUCRAT:
hand...." "On the other hand...."
we all getting that
way? Are we all becoming attorneys, who see everything as
actually making decisions?
We need energy
independence. So apply the best scientific evidence and technical
available now...and Proceed WITH FRACKING AND WITH THE PIPELINE.
Likewise, proceed with cleaning up coal or greatly reducing its
producers are not to be considered immune from the down-sizing that has
affected the manufacturing sectors.
"Global Warming". The following comment has always referred to the
Government. Unfortunately, it is now increasingly referring to
in the Scientific Community:
ARE THREE KINDS OF
LIARS: LIARS; DAMNED LIARS; AND (FILL IN THE BLANK).
enough evidence now regarding the FACT OF GLOBAL WARMING, although not
regarding its main cause, to ACT. Recognizing that we in America
5% (!) of the world's total green-house gases, we should do our 5% -
reduce our contribution, rather than crippling our national economic
with dangerous over-reaction.
not " The
Road To Emmaus".
Saul David Alinsky
January 30, 1909
June 12, 1972 (aged
Cause of death
U. of Chicago Graduate School, criminology, 1930-1932.
Reveille for Radicals(1946);
Helene Simon of Philadelphia(m. June 9, 1932 -
Jean Graham (May 15, 1952 - 1970; divorced)
Irene McInnis Alinsky (m. May 1971)
Katherine and David
Pacem in Terris
Saul David Alinsky (January 30, 1909 - June 12, 1972) was an American
community organizer and writer.
He is generally considered to be the founder of modern community
organizing. He is often noted for his book
Rules for Radicals. Hillary Clinton wrote her term paper on Sol
Alinsky's work and President Obama also studied him.
To Create a Social State
by Saul Alinsky
There are 8 levels of
control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social
state. The first is the most important.
1) Healthcare - Control healthcare and you control the people
2) Poverty - Increase the Poverty level as high as possible, poor
people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are
providing everything for them to live.
3) Debt - Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are
able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
4) Gun Control - Remove the ability to defend themselves from the
Government. That way you are able to create a police state.
5) Welfare - Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food,
Housing, and Income)
6) Education - Take control of what people read and listen to - take
control of what children learn in school.
7) Religion - Remove the belief in God from the Government and schools
8) Class Warfare - Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor.
This will cause more discontent and it will be easier to take (Tax) the
wealthy with the support of the poor.
Any of this sound familiar??????
Think we aren't there?
MONDAY, June 2,
SUNDAY, June 1,
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