Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

The Future Looking Back

"The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time."

The words above of Terry Tempest Williams are hauntingly accurate for a wide spectrum of subjects, not just in her field as a naturalist and environmental activist.

The exact future is difficult to divine, but looking into man’s heart will give us signposts to his intentions. The current assault on the Western World by Islamo-fascism is a threat not seen previously. The threat is not from uniformed foreign troops invading our shores.
Never before has the Western World been threatened by an enemy that attacks from both within and without.

Europe deliberately imported the Islamic populous that is being radicalized into Islamo-fascists. The U.S. has a far lesser percentage of Islamic practioneers than Europe. But, in the U.S. a real growth potential for Islamo-fascism is among black criminals in the prison systems. Paying attention to our own home-grown Islamo-fascists must become a major priority for the U.S. government.

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Immigrants Know the Meaning of Gratitude

On the National Day of Thanksgiving, a Lithuanian survivor of the Holocaust, called the Dennis Prager radio talk show. The caller was known to Dennis, and Dennis vouched for his caller’s authenticity.

The gentleman is a Lithuanian Jew, and he related that he had been in a German concentration camp as a youngster and was liberated by the American armed forces. He subsequently immigrated to the United States where he became a successful author in Russian, married, had children and now has grandchildren. He recounted the opportunities that he enjoyed in this country, as opposed to his fellow Holocaust surviviors, who returned to their mother country, Russia, at the conclusion of World War II. There they were met with suspicions for having been in “occupied lands,” and they were again imprisoned.

The gentleman related that he is often invited to parties given by Russian immigrants in the United States, and that when the vodka begins to flow, invariable someone will offer a toast to the United States.

The gentlemen told his story in a calm and even tone until he came to the part about offering the toast. Then he lost his composure, as he was overwhelmed with emotion.

Why is it that so many Americans born and raised in this land of plenty don’t share the level of gratitude as this old immigrant? Is it that we are jaded or naïve? Perhaps it is so, because we have not had to live under the conditions that so many of our fellow earthlings have had to suffer. If we continue our general lackadaisical, uneducated, head stuck in the sand attitude, we will someday understand the old gentleman’s pain, but not his joy of gratitude because the United States of America will no longer exist as we know it.

Here’s my toast to the United States of America. Care to join me, or are you an ingrate contributing to the demise of this country by your lack involvement in keeping this country great?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Meet The Faces Who Will Sell You Out

I wrote in “Two Stakes In The Heart of America: Leftism & Islamofascism”:

Leftism sets us up to fail in the face of the pending domination of Islamofascism. If you don’t understand the seriousness of the slamofascist movement, then you are woefully ignorant of world conditions.
Well, if you don’t understand leftism, then you probably don’t understand this statement,

Now, start asking yourself what is it that the leftist leadership of the party of San Francisco’s own Nancy Pelosi going to do?
From the opinion piece, “John Conyers And The Muslim Caucus”:

The likely new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee says he's just fighting bigotry in leading a Democrat jihad to deny law enforcement key terror-fighting tools. But he is in the pocket of Islamists.

John Conyers, son of a leftist Detroit union activist, represents the largest Arab population in the country. His district includes Dearborn, Mich., nicknamed "Dearbornistan" by locals fed up with cultural encroachment and terror fears from a steady influx of Mideast immigrants.

Conyers, who runs an Arabic version of his official Web site, does the bidding of these new constituents and the militant Islamist activists who feed off them. They want to kill the Patriot Act and prevent the FBI from profiling Muslim suspects in terror investigations. They also want to end the use of undisclosed evidence against suspected Arab terrorists in deportation proceedings.

Conyers is dependent upon Muslims for his political livelihood, so perhaps it is somewhat understandable that this self-serving Democratic Party member is pandering to a destructive element within the American fabric. What else can be expected from someone with his leftist background?

He'll soon be in a position to act on his promises. And he has the full backing of the expected speaker of the House. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., wants to criminalize FBI and Customs Service profiling of Muslim terror suspects.

Nancy Pelosi is not dependent upon Muslims to continue her political career. What’s her excuse for selling out her fellow majority Americans?

Monday, November 20, 2006

Rise Up Islamic Women And Slay Your Oppressors

From the article, “Afghan women commit suicide by fire.”
Blood dripped down the 16-year-old girl's face after another beating by her drug addict husband. Worn down by life's pain, she ran to the kitchen, doused herself with gas from a lamp and struck a match.

Desperate to escape domestic violence, forced marriage and hardship, scores of women across Afghanistan each year are committing suicide by fire. While some gains have been made since the fall of the Taliban five years ago, life remains bleak for many Afghan women in the conservative and violence-plagued country, and suicide is a common escape.

Worldwide, women are no strangers to domestic violence. It’s their birthright for having been born into a world where the human male is physically stronger, aggressive and holds the reins of power.

Five years after the fall of the repressive Taliban regime, domestic violence affects "an overwhelming majority" of Afghan women and girls, according to a recent report from Womankind, an international women's rights groups.

Even though the repressive Islamic and theocratic Taliban government has been replaced, the controlling cultural/religious parameters are still in effect.

For Gulsum, who goes by one name, the marriage proposal came with a simple cultural gesture her father could not refuse: The groom's sister-in-law lay her newborn son at the father's feet — an act signifying purity and innocence — and asked for the girl's hand.

"My father said, 'The baby is like a holy book, so I can't say no,'" the teenager recalled of her abrupt betrothal last year to a white-haired, 40-year-old man. "In the tradition of our country, when our fathers give us away to be married, we have no choice but to accept."
Also in the tradition of her land, the cold hard fact is that it is males that have premier value and females are basically chattel. Compassion plays second fiddle to personal and family-name honor, both buttressed by Sharia law.

Her husband and his family did not help the burning girl. Their neighbor wrapped her in a blanket to put out the fire and took her to the hospital.

This story is nothing more than another slice of radical Islamic life. You can not reason with nor negotiate with people who know that they are correct and that they are doing Allah’s will. Even the female victim’s ascribe to the insanity; otherwise in the middle of the night they would all cut the throats of their fathers, uncles, brothers, and husbands.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Superficial Americans Can Learn Something From An Old Fool

I asked in a previous blog, “What Have You Done To Make The World Better?” You’ll find that a passion drives most people who make a concerted effort to create a better world. Of course, it is passion that drives much of the human endeavor, and there is no guarantee that a passion driven activity is positive nor on an elevate level. The passion for collecting Beanie Babies, for instance, does not have an altruistic component, as far as I can tell. The same can be said for a good number of other activities.

There are some altruistic driven passions which are best charitably described as wrong-headed. Take for instance the anti-war activist Jerry Rubin. No, that’s not the Jerry Rubin of the Chicago 7 fame. But rather, the Jerry Rubin of Santa Monica, whose real name now is “Jerry Peace Activist Rubin.” He came to California in 1967:

An unhappy young man fleeing a Philadelphia childhood wracked by epileptic seizures, Rubin by his account was a small-time hoodlum more interested in doing drugs than ending war when he came west to California.

Somewhere among the anti-Vietnam War crowd, Rubin found his calling as a “peace activist,” and he has pursued his mission with a dogged determination ever since. Apparently he doesn’t do much in the way of employment, but does receive a “small stipend” for his work with “…the Los Angeles chapter of the anti-war group Alliance for Survival.”

Here’s an example of Rubin’s passion:

Earlier this month, he completed his 30th peace fast - a three-week, juice-only effort aimed at encouraging people to vote for peace candidates in the Nov. 7 election. (He used to do water-only fasts until a 26-day effort in 1997 nearly killed him.)

Rubin is a fool in the respect that he sincerely believes that the enemies of the free world can be placated, and that they will change their ways if only the free world will accept the agenda of the “peace activists.”

Even though Rubin is a tool for the eventual demise of the United States, I admire him for his passion and his ability to hang in there with his mission despite the abandonment by most of his Anti-Vietnam War crowd. However, it is said that there is “no fool like an old fool” and that’s what Rubin has become. He has gained years, but he has gained neither wisdom nor understanding of the nature of man.

I only wish the run-of-the-mill American could develop some passion for something less trivial than professional sports and entertainment figures. There is something to be learned from wrong-headed Jerry Peace Activist Rubin.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Two Stakes In The Heart of America: Leftism & Islamofascism

Leftism and Islamofascism are the two greatest threats to the freedom of the American people.

Leftism is inexorably linked to a rejection of the military and an embrace of a philosophy of personal irresponsibility favoring a welfare system of entitlements, which saps the moral character of the people.

No honest person can quibble with the assertion that San Francisco reeks of a leftist narcissistic philosophy. Witness the recent decision by the San Francisco Board of Education to discontinue the Junior ROTC program. Here’s their reasons:

According to former teacher Nancy Mancias, "We need to teach a curriculum of peace."

"We don't want the military ruining our civilian institutions," said Sandra Schwartz of the American Friends Service Committee, an organization actively opposing JROTC nationwide. "In a healthy democracy ... you contain the military. You must contain the military."

From a second article:

Many are opposed to the general militarization of American culture, and do not want it to be promoted in the schools.

From a third article:

“School needs to be a safe place for kids,” said Mr. Sanchez. “Parents shouldn’t have to worry that their children are going to be influenced by some creepy military officer teaching them things that hurt others and could lead to their own deaths.”

Do you need anything more than Sanchez’s statement to convince you of the narcissism of a leftist?

The third article continues:

Mr. Kelly agreed, adding, “For 90 years, JROTC was just one long commercial for the Army.”

“During that time America has engaged in two world wars because we raised generations of youth to think war is the answer,” he said. “GayROTC is a peace program that focuses on building bonds of love and fellowship among men, women and others. It’s more in concert with the values of San Francisco parents.”

Not only is the leftist a narcissist, but he is a liar if he ascribes to Kelly’s comments. America’s involvement with World War I & II were the results of fascist enemies not American youth raised to think that “war is the answer.”

I thank you Mr. Kelly for your confirmation of the values of San Francisco parents. It’s not entirely true, but close enough.

Much of San Francisco politics, as in other large urban areas, stinks from a rot from within. It is a rot that rejects and lies about the reality of how this country came to enjoy the immense personal and economic freedoms unequaled anywhere else in the world. Don’t believe me about how great this country is, just ask all the foreigners fighting to get into this country.

Leftism sets us up to fail in the face of the pending domination of Islamofascism. If you don’t understand the seriousness of the Islamofascist movement, then you are woefully ignorant of world conditions. Go here and educate yourself.

Now, start asking yourself what is it that the leftist leadership of the party of San Francisco’s own Nancy Pelosi going to do? If you voted for a leftist, you are the problem.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

San Diego Dusk

What Have You Done To Make The World Better?

They walked, the 4800. Within approximately 4700, some had two breasts, some had one, and some had none. 54.3 miles in 3 days. $11.3 million raised.

Last weekend in San Diego the 4800, both males and females, walked and closed the Breast Cancer Walk season with the Susan G. Komen 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk. Avon closed its season earlier in the year. The Walks of both of these sponsoring organizations are responsible for bettering the lives of millions of women and men in the United States. Not only do these Walks raise incredible amounts of money for outreach and research, but they offer an opportunity to reach beyond yourself and to extend your endurance in a mutual community effort. These Walks are literally life changing experiences.

Ask yourself, what have I done to make the world a better place? If you join a Walk you will not only be doing something incredibly good for others, but you will be doing one of the best things that you could hope to do for yourself.

Check out the Walk websites of Susan G. Komen and Avon. Now sign-up to be a Walker or a member of the Crew and start an incredible journey.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Only Botched Joke Is Kerry

Is anyone foolish enough to believe that Kerry botched the joke? He must think so, because he has now apologized. Kerry’s previous positions and utterances reveal exactly what he meant, and that is that he has utter contempt for the military.

Unfortunately, Kerry represents a prominent segment of the Democratic leadership. He was just stupid enough to have said it. It’s hard to believe that there are Americans who vote for these buffoons.