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.
"Gun Control", A SURROGATE FOR "PEOPLE CONTROL".
The following referenced article embodies both the diagnosis and the
treatment of gun violence, as I have said many times in this
section. The rest is dangerous claptrap, dangerous because the
"people" will never permit the loss of their Second Amendment rights.
See: "MASS SHOOTINGS AND A MENTAL-HEALTH DISGRACE", by U.S.
Representative Tim Murphy, WSJ Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, Opinion, pA13.
FINALLY, AND - I PRAY - NOT AT THE COST OF HIS LIFE.
> > >> > >
>> Subject: An Honest Man Making a Powerful Statement. > >
>> > >
>> This morning on CNN (13/1/2015) the rector of > the main
mosque in Paris spoke to reporter, Amanpour. He reverted to > English from
French to make his final point and said that Islam has to > reform. He
cited there were 4 main schools of teaching in Islam of > which as we
all know the Wahabis in Saudi Arabia is the most militant. > There is a
need to take out the political content of Islam and the >
compassionate part emphasised. At long last just as we all have hoped, > Islamic
leaders are risking their lives and seeking a reformation > within Islam. > >
>> > >
>> This message should be read by the whole world > .........
the madness must end. From "The Heart of an Honest Muslim!" > >
>> > >
>> By Dr. Tawfik Hamid : > >
>> > >
>> "I am a Muslim by faith, a Christian by > spirit, a
Jew by heart, and above all I am a human being." > >
>> > >
>> Dr. Hamid is an Egyptian scholar and author of > this article. > >
>> > >
>> I was born a Muslim and lived all my life as a > follower of
Islam. > >
>> > >
>> After the barbaric terrorist attacks done by > the hands of
my fellow Muslims everywhere on this globe, and after the > too many
violent acts by Islamists in many parts of the world, I feel > responsible
as a Muslim and as a human being to speak out and tell the > truth to
protect the world and Muslims as well from a coming > catastrophe
and war of civilizations. > >
>> > >
>> I have to admit that our current Islamic > teaching
creates violence and hatred toward non-Muslims. We Muslims > are the ones
who need to change. Until now we have accepted polygamy, > the beating > >
>> of women by men, and killing those who convert > from Islam
to other religions. > >
>> > >
>> We have never had a clear and strong stand > against the
concept of slavery or wars, to spread our religion and to > subjugate
others to Islam and force them to pay a humiliating tax > called
jizia. We ask others to respect our religion while all the time > we curse
non-Muslims loudly (in Arabic) in > >
>> our Friday prayers in the mosques. > >
>> > >
>> What message do we convey to our children when > we call the
Jews "descendants of the pigs and monkeys"? [Yet, both > Arabs and
Jews are descendants of Ibrahim (Abraham)!] Is this a > message of
love and peace, or a message of hate? > >
>> > >
>> I have been into [Christian] churches and > [Jewish]
synagogues where they were praying for Muslims. > While all
the time, we curse them, and teach our generations to call > them
"infidels", and to hate them. We immediately jump in a 'knee jerk > reflex' to
defend Prophet Mohammad when someone accuses him of being a > pedophile
while, at the same time, ...we are proud with the story in > our Islamic
books that he married a young girl seven years old [Aisha] > when he was
above 50 years old. > >
>> > >
>> I am sad to say that many, if not most of us, > rejoiced in
happiness after September 11th and after many other terror > attacks. > >
>> > >
>> Muslims denounce these attacks to look good in > front of the
media, but we condone the Islamic > >
>> terrorists and sympathise with their cause. > Until now
our 'reputable' top religious authorities have > >
>> never issued a fatwa or religious statement to > proclaim Bin
Laden as an apostate, while an author, like Rushdie, was > declared an
apostate who should be killed according to Islamic Sharia > law just > >
>> for writing a book criticizing Islam. > >
>> > >
>> Muslims demonstrated to get more religious > rights as we
did in France to stop the ban on the hijab (head scarf), > while we did
not demonstrate with such passion and in such numbers > against the > >
>> terrorist murders. It is our absolute silence > against the
terrorists that gives the energy to these terrorists to > continue
doing their evil acts. > >
>> > >
>> We, Muslims, need to stop blaming our problems > on others or
on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. As a matter of > honesty,
Israel is the only light of democracy, civilization, and > human rights
in the whole Middle East . > >
>> > >
>> We kicked out the Jews with no compensation or > mercy from
most of the Arab countries to make > >
>> them "Jews-free countries" while > Israel
accepted more than a million Arabs to live there, have their > >
>> own nationality, and enjoy their rights as > human
beings. In Israel, women cannot be beaten legally by men, and > any person
can change his/her belief system with no fear of being > killed by
the Islamic law of 'apostasy,' while in our Islamic world > people do
not enjoy any of these rights. > >
>> > >
>> I agree that the 'Palestinians' > suffer, but
they suffer because of their corrupt leaders and > >
>> not because of Israel . > >
>> > >
>> It is not common to see Arabs who live in > Israel
leaving to live in the Arab world. On the other hand, we used > to see
thousands of Palestinians going to work with happiness in > Israel, its
'enemy.' If Israel treats Arabs badly as some people > claim,
surely we would have seen the opposite happening. > >
>> > >
>> We, Muslims, need to admit our problems and > face them.
Only then we can treat them and start a new era to live in > harmony with
humankind. Our religious leaders have to show a clear, > and very
strong stand against polygamy, paedophilia, slavery, killing > those who
convert from Islam to other religion, beating of women by > men, and
declaring wars on non-Muslims to spread Islam. > >
>> > >
>> Then, and only then, do we have the right to > ask others
to respect our religion. > >
>> > >
>> The time has come to stop our hypocrisy and > say it
openly: We Muslims have to change! > >
SATURDAY, November 28, 2015 RR#1
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF
Thanks in part to the failure of our schools and of parenting over the
last 40 years, a massive and increasing number of our people are
uninformed. But worse yet, they are "ignorant": not just lacking
knowledge but consciously refusing to be open to information and
knowledge. As a result, they "don't know what they don't
know"...and they don't care. This is a critical danger to
themselves and to any society.
Enter the current world of Islam, a noble Religion that is being taken
over by the active ignorance of the fundamentalists and by the passive
and intimidated posture of all the other Muslims.
An excellent study and statement on this subject can be found in the
current edition of National Catholic Register (Nov. 29-Dec.12, p1) in
an "In Person" interview with Islam scholar Jesuit Father Samir Khalil
And that brings up another subject: THE IMPORTANCE OF CROSS-READING":
that is, reading the same subject in two or three different
sources. I learned the merits of that approach long ago in my
learning, and long before it became necessary to avoid the
misinformation, distortions and outright lies that can be found in any
one source today.
So, as applied to my comments on the movie "Spotlight", please read an
excellent review in the same National Catholic Register (Arts and
For your own sake, for that of your family and for Society at large:
DON'T BE IGNORANT! GS
THE MIDDLE EAST,
SYRIA, THE REFUGEE CRISIS...AND OBAMA:
HE OWNS IT.
See the article by Charles Krauthammer, M.D. in the Washington Post and
in The Day (www.theday.com, Saturday Nov. 28, 2015, Opinion, pA4). GS
Formulaic...but the formula still works. And the acting is very good,
especially the work of Stallone. Rocky can act!
Now, if I could only hear all of the dialogue.
A B+ overall. And could this be the end - really - of a movie
FRIDAY, November 27, 2015 "SPOTLIGHT"
Excellent in every respect...as a movie, though sad and demoralizing as
a reflection on the worst of human nature. '"Judgment is Mine. I shall
repay", sayeth the Lord". (Romans).
Meanwhile, this grave injury to the Catholic Church did not end with
the story. At an event which I attended in disbelief, Cardinal
Bernard Law was honored before his exile to Rome at a massive ceremony
in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Norwich, Ct. attended by nearly 80
Bishops and other clergy from throughout the nation.
I have not lived a sheltered life and thus had never been
scandalized...until I witnessed that event.
And in Rome, the Cardinal is hardly wearing sackcloth and ashes.
What else can I say and continue to act as a Christian? GS
THURSDAY, November 26, 2015 RR#1
Folks, this is
important and easy. I have been eating oatmeal, walnuts and
blueberries (with hot water or decaf coffee) nearly daily for a couple
of years...AND LOOK AT ME!
No joke. "Try it. You'll like it"...and it will like you. GS
THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE, THE GAME AND ITS SUPPORTERS.
Something sinister seems to be taking place here, or at least is
becoming known. Football has always been a rough and potentially
dangerous game, a collision sport - as distinguished for example from
Rugby, a contact sport.
That's why I prevented my three sturdy sons from playing football,
while heavily engaged in soccer, wrestling and rugby.
Now this game at the higher levels seems to have become more brutal,
even more designed to cause physical injury - and without the
intervention of coaches or referees or owners. Or is it with some
encouragement, all designed to increase the income from these
jousts. There is the increasing number of incidents on the field
which can only be called reckless, or even criminal. There is the
recent article, in Sports Illustrated I believe, reporting that teams
look anxiously at the New England Patriots for the next "trick". There
is the recent report in the WSJ: "The Doctor The NFL Tried To Silence",
by Jeanne Marie Laskas (Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015, Sports, D6. And there
are many others in the last two years in the same vein.
What will it take to motivate (or coerce) the sports leaders and the
businessmen in this field to clean up their act? And soon, for lives
and life are at stake.
SATURDAY through WEDNESDAY, November 21 through 25, 2015 INTERESTING.
"We didn't have time to become their best friends." GS
FRIDAY, November 20, 2015 Donald Trump, 25 years
ago and now.
A lot on the ball; a lot to offer.
Too bad he hasn't yet received this Gift from God:
"A THICK SKIN IS A GIFT FROM GOD". (Otto Von Bismark)
THURSDAY, November 19, 2015
hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.
that were used to intimidate me.
Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen
On Boxer, on
Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!
At the top
of the Senate, there arose such a clatter
Jesus, in all public matter.
And we spoke
not a word, as they took away our faith
speak of salvation and grace
Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded
for the season, stopped before it started.
So as you
celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'
Starbucks, listen to me.
words carefully, choose what you say
Christians join together and
everyone you meet
is The Reason' for the Christ-mas Season!
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2015 Heard with my own ears:
Obama commenting on the public's current concern regarding immigrants
coming to U.S.:
"THEY MUST BE SCARED OF WIDOWS AND CHILDREN".
That says it all: "ARTICULATE, ARROGANT, ASININE".
TUESDAY, November 17, 2015 WHAT A DISGRACE.
Not Barack Obama, who is impervious to disgrace.
Not the people who voted for him the first time.
BUT CERTAINLY ALL THOSE WHO VOTED FOR HIM A SECOND TIME. WHAT A
German's View on Islam
- worth reading. This is one of the best explanations of the
terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history
accurate and clear. Not long, easy to understand, and well worth the
author of this email is Dr. Emanuel Tanya, a well-known and
well-respected psychiatrist. A man, whose family was
aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries
estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer
can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true
said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were
to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of
the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before
we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the
had come.' 'My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration
the Allies destroyed my factories.'
are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking
heads' that Islam is a religion of peace and that the vast majority of
just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be
is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff meant to make us feel
and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across
globe in the name of Islam.' 'The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam
moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the
wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who
systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout
are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It
fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor-kill. It is the fanatics
over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the
and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who
young to kill and to become suicide bombers.
hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the
'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous. Communist Russia was
comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian
Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people.
peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful
well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million
''The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a
sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East
an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million
civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.
who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery? Could it
not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace
'History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our
of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:
peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.
Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my
from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own
the end of their world Will have begun.' 'Peace-loving Germans,
Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians,
Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful
did not speak up until it was too late.'
Islamic prayers have been introduced in Toronto and
other public schools in Ontario, and, yes, in Ottawa, too,
the Lord's Prayer was removed (due to being so offensive?). The
way may be peaceful for the time being in our country until the
move in .''In Australia, and indeed in many countries around the world,
the most commonly consumed food items have the halal emblem on them.
at the back of some of the most popular chocolate bars, and at other
in your local supermarket. Food on aircraft have the halal emblem just
appease the privileged minority who are now rapidly expanding within
the U. K, the Muslim communities refuse to integrate and
there are now dozens of "no-go" zones within major cities across the
country that the police force dare not intrude upon. Sharia law
there, because the Muslim community in those areas refuse to
British law.' 'As for us who watch it all unfold, we must
attention to the only group that counts - the fanatics who threaten our
anyone who doubts that the issue is
serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is
the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. Extend yourself a
bit and send
this on. Let us hope that thousands world-wide read this, think about
send it on before it's too late, and we are silenced because we were
SUNDAY, November 15, 2015 LOOK IT UP...
The following is a pot pourri of important subjects intelligently
discussed in recent editions of the Wall Street Journal and The
Day. Sorry, no specific citations. Just too busy.
Now let's see if President Obama is educable, or if he is just a
displaced "community organizer".
continues to unwind. See articles on the "Cadillac Tax" and on
the Collapse of Co-Ops.
On Guns and
People. "A Nation of Psychos May Need Militias: police auxiliaries
comprising hundreds of thousands of carefully chosen armed civilian
volunteers; by Chris Powell, in The Day recently.
Public Schools: A forty year disaster, made possible by the idiotic
support of their victims. "A Tale of Two Schools, One Building"; "Why
Students Need To Sit Up And Pay Attention". See also my never-ending
section on this web-site entitled "Public School Politics". Read
it and weep.
Top of Everything Else, a Chameleon. "Clinton Turns Against Charters";
"Fred Thompson's Finest Role".
Soul: What Is A Conservative?", NY Times Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015, pA1.
TUESDAY through SATURDAY, November 2 through 14, 2015 PARIS, FRIDAY -
NOVEMBER 13, 2015.
The purpose of Terrorism is Fear, Panic, Immobilization, and
"9/11" used the call numbers for an emergency: 911.
Yesterday, Friday the Thirteenth, will certainly be remembered...not
only for the date and the carnage. It will be remembered as the
December 7, 1941 of the Western World. And far from fear, panic
and immobilization, it will be the first shot of World War lll, between
Western Civilization and the Muslim World.
The only thing that can prevent this now, as I have been saying for a
long time, is for the moderate Muslims (I'm told that there are some)
to physically destroy the fanatics in their midst. And very soon! They
have lost their cowardly middle ground.
One more thing. A recent "poll" reported that "more Americans are
more worried about guns than about terrorism". Better repeat that
poll now. And better realize that, in addition to better diagnosing and
treating the many mentally ill in our midst - and reporting those with
violent tendencies - we all must be armed and prepared. That is
our world now. Accept it, or prepare for an early and violent departure.