A sobering look at 2009

By Dr. Laurie Roth, Ph.D.

Host of the nationally syndicated Roth Show

2 January 2009: Well, we made it to 2009. Now what? What kinds of changes do Americans want and need? More critically, what kinds of changes will our leftist Congress and our new leftist President, Barack Hussein Obama push into place? Let’s cover a few major areas of need for our country that require the right definition, strategy, planning and action, not change.

Threats from Islamic Terrorists

Islamic terrorists take cover within numerous Islamic titles, from HAMAS to Hezbollah, al Qaeda, the Taliban, the Muslim Brotherhood, Wahhabism, and so on. Recently, I had Dr. Walid Phares, a renowned expert in threats posed by Islamic terrorists and best-selling author of several books detailing the Islamic terror threat on my nationally syndicated radio program. According to Dr. Phares, Islamic fundamentalists have been pushing for an international Caliphate and world domination since the 1920s, yet we in the West have been slow to recognize the threat they pose to us as a nation and all civilized nations of the West. They target any country with freedom and respect for human rights. The fundamentalist Islamic view is antiquated and reflects the dark ages of control, subversion of human rights, complete domination and the implementation of oppressive Sharia law.

Islamic fundamentalists pushing for the establishment of this worldwide Islamic Caliphate are strategically patient and clever in their tactics, while the idiot Western nations are moronically naive! Muslim terrorists carefully analyze their prey, using a variety of tactics to achieve their goals. When it fits their plan, they launch physical attacks, targeting people and property with death and destruction. Meanwhile, they use “silent jihad” to infiltrate school curriculum and political offices, while hiding behind ‘minority status” and freedom of speech issues that are contorted just enough to assist them in achieving power and influence while rolling past our media. It is important to remember that to an Islamic fundamentalist, lying to non-Muslims (infidels) is not a sin, it is an acceptable practice utilized so they can achieve their goals of takeover and dominance.

During my program, I asked Dr. Phares for his “best plan” on how we need to properly confront this insidious and determined foe. He was vividly clear in his response. We must first clearly define the enemy, identify, recognize and properly confront their tactics, strategies, techniques, and of course, understand their ultimate objective. Notice that he did not say that we must first analyze and promote the sleeper cells here to “talk show status and fame.” He did not say that we should vote them into office due to our confusion of civil liberties and defining minorities. He also did not say that President Bush is at the root of all of our current problems with regard to this resilient enemy, nor did he attempt to downplay the threat. He did not tell us that we should roll over and accept the accusations levied by various Islamic “civil rights” organizations that we are racists and “Muslim haters” because we dare define the real threat flowing through Islam.

What Dr. Phares did say, however, was that we need to understand and acknowledge that the threat posed by the fundamentalist Islamic agenda is ongoing, our enemies are determined and the strategies of this insipid enemy varies according to need. We are fighting them in the battlefields of Afghanistan to the boardrooms of New York, and are “in our face” in many ways.

Dr. Phares stressed that we must show strength to not only protect our values of freedom, Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution, but strength by exhibiting a zero tolerance policy for any Mosque, Islamic center, school or organization that promotes the seditious doctrine of Islamic jihad and implementation of Sharia law. We must exhibit zero tolerance for any such group or individual and not permit them to covertly plan and promote their agenda on U.S. soil. Numerous investigations conducted by Doug Hagmann, director of the Northeast Intelligence Network, and Dr. Paul Williams, well-known author who has written extensively about the Islamic threat, have exposed much anti-American activity and danger lurking within our own borders. Their investigations have found an abundance of seditious anti-American and pro-Jihadist agenda being taught under the cover of certain Islamic camps and schools, exploiting the very freedoms they inherently oppose. Remember, there is the “silent Jihad” that infiltrates nearly all aspects of our society and culture, and there is the more visible “violent Jihad” of bombs and bullets. Both are deadly and anti American. Neither must be allowed.

Also, remember that the target of these groups since the 1920s is any Western or moderate Muslim country that has transitioned over time into the 21st century, moving away from the oppression of Sharia toward a policy of human rights. In addition to seeking the annihilation of Israel, they are specifically targeting the U.S., Canada and European countries by exploiting loose and stupid immigration laws, clogging courts with frivolous civil liberties lawsuits, and demanding the establishment of separate Sharia courts (which many western nations have offered to shut them up).

Our Moral DownfallPresident elect Barack Hussein Obama has promised to give his full support and backing to the horrifyingly immoral and controversial Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). This bit of legislation is also backed by many leftists and Democrats in our congress. If you recall, this is the lovely piece of work that will trump the laws of individual states, forcing each state to comply with the federal FOCA legislation regarding partial birth abortion and abortion in general. This would force those who oppose abortion on moral or religious grounds, even Catholic hospitals and doctors, who believe abortion is wrong and in conflict with their Hippocratic Oath to provide abortions. If they refuse, the hospital could face enormous fines, be subjected to costly legal suits and more extreme consequences, such as potential professional censure and possible imprisonment of any doctor or medical professional who fails to comply.

Other than the egregious violation of individual, state and hospital’s rights, it is the essence of evil and immorality, even looking up to hell! It is the added growth, promotion and organization of the abortion and murder culture that is already woven in moral fabric of our country. May God have mercy on us forever even allowing the first abortion! It always has been murder and is still is murder, no matter how old the baby is! We must make a societal stand against FOCA!

The Global Warming and Green NightmareExpect that another big push in 2009 will be to extract money from the masses to solve the environmental crises that never existed! However, with the Al Gores of the world pushing the mythology of warming and carbon emissions horrors, our idiotic media and many in Congress have bought into this! Who cares that thousands of scientists, trends and physical facts point to global cooling, not warming. Never mind that our world continues to go through cyclical changes every several thousand years, whether people and carbon emissions are flowing or not! Realize that we must fight this fantasy that will be used aggressively to increase our taxes and steal from us to fix this non-existent problem.

Health Care: Confusion and FantasyFinally, health care will also be a manipulated nightmare of change! Yes, we have health care challenges, but they are largely the result of three things: too much litigation, too much taxation and too much regulation against doctors, insurance companies and hospitals. Medical science is so afraid of law suits that many doctors now practice “defensive medicine,” which is the ridiculous implementation of endless and stupid diagnostic testing that is done whether a patient needs such tests or not. Regarding the impact of legislation and lawsuits on hospitals, any sane person should know there is a problem when a glass of water and an aspirin costs upwards of $300.

If we want a positive health care revolution, we must control the endless lawsuits against doctors which manipulate real care needed and prices that are over the top at hospitals. Let’s fix the best health care system on earth so that capitalism and competition will work again at appropriate prices. Let’s not morph our grand medical system that is the envy of the world into socialism and lack of real service.

Obviously, there will be plenty to keep our eyes on in 2009. We will have to find our collective voices to rein in this dramatic move to the left, and our gravitation to socialism and taxation. The good news is that we can survive this national drift to socialism, Marxism, globalism and moral relativism. But in order to really survive, we must remember and study our Constitution and Bill of Rights, not negotiate it away! We must remember our Judeo-Christian heritage, which is unique in the world, and remember who we are in the eyes of God. How do you and I actually defend real morals in our homes, schools, laws and culture? Remember, harm to us and our country doesn’t usually come as a tyrant. Then again, tyrants don’t usually come as tyrants, but rather as Messiahs, rescuers, those who will reform and change the realities for hurting and apathetic cultures. Sound familiar?

Don’t be in a coma in 2009.