Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Why these stories are related...

Story #1:

Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich stepped down Thursday as CEO, just days after his appointment. He left the nonprofit maker of the Firefox browser after furious attacks, largely on Twitter, over his $1,000 contribution to support of a now-overturned 2008 gay-marriage ban in California.

Story #2:

Why Chinese Christians are camping out to save their church and cross from demolition

Concerned that Christianity was growing too fast and in an “unsustainable” manner, local officials in the province of Zhejiang began a campaign in February to demolish any church buildings that violated local regulations, according to a government Web site.

Story #3:

American Atheists Lawsuit Against 'World Trade Center Cross' Goes Before Appeals Court

American Atheists will present their case before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, arguing that the WTC cross does not belong in a museum on government leased property.

Story #4:

More Black Babies Aborted than Born in New York City

Data from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that, among non-hispanic black women, there were 31,328 “induced terminations” to 24,758 live births, according to a CNS News report.

Story #5:

The right’s other “war on women”: 5 ways the assault is about way more than abortion

Republicans are having a tough time shaking the “war on women” label, probably because they can’t stop themselves from sounding — and voting — like a bunch of raging misogynists.

Story #6:
Story #7:

Why income inequality is a hot topic

Although high-octane rhetoric on health care seems to overshadow all other political discussions in U.S. politics, income inequality and economic opportunity have crept up in speeches and policy proposals from the White House

So, what do all these stories have in common?  The answer is in a 1940's cartoon:

This Cold War-era cartoon uses humor to tout the dangers of Communism

Here is a bit more updated version of this cartoon, below of which is a link to a 17 minute trailer for the full length movie.


Our current leader on these subjects:

Story #1:

Income Inequality:

Story #2:

Story #3:

Story #4:

Story #5: 

Now compare these messages against that of the greatest leader since Winston Churchill


That was then.....

This is now....

ARABIAN GULF (Sept. 23, 2014) The guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) launches Tomahawk Land-Attack Missiles (TLAM) against ISIL targets. Philippine Sea is deployed as part of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Abe McNatt/RELEASED)

U.S. forces launched air strikes against the little-known Khorasan Group Monday night.

By Marina Koren

The U.S. launched eight airstrikes Monday night against a little-known, al-Qaida-affiliated militant group in Syria.

The United States Central Command said Tuesday morning that American forces hit the Khorasan Group near Aleppo to stop "imminent attack-planning against the United States and Western interests." At a Pentagon press briefing shortly after, defense officials explained just how imminent such an attack may have been.