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“Fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.”

More than any other teaching I’ve ever heard in my life, I try to live by this one from the late Zig Ziglar.

But politicians, like Nikki Haley, do exactly the opposite–everything with those bastards is a double standard.

While Nikki Haley was reluctantly doing her obligatory survey outside the scene of Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine parishioners of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina, she was approached by an NBC reporter.

The reporter asked Haley if she would consider doing anything at all to strengthen the gun laws in the state of which she was governor.

Haley indicated she absolutely would not.  She made it very clear that Dylann Roof’s gun had nothing to do with that mass murder–and that only Dylann Roof was to blame.

Haley made the arguably valid statement that whenever something like this happened, everyone wanted to blame it on something.

Then Nikki Haley did exactly that.  She blamed the mass murder committed by Dylann Roof, in Charleston, on a Confederate battle flag beside a Confederate memorial monument in Columbia, South Carolina.

Nikki Haley implied that a Confederate battle flag displayed beside a Confederate memorial monument had inspired Dylann Roof to murder nine people in a church. She emphatically suggested that a flag had caused the murder of nine people.

Republican Nikki Haley began a program of gross infringement on our First-Amendment right to freedom of speech, simply to avoid any discussion of our Second-Amendment right to keep and bear arms–a program that is still being carried out, almost exclusively by Republican state and local politicians.

Nikki Haley cared not about what was right, but who was right–who being the Republican Party (the Republican Party being the darling of the NRA).

Now, as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, she’s threatening the United Nations Human Rights Council with a U.S. withdrawal from it–because, as she claims, the United Nations is “bullying” Israel (the Zionist State)–which has been bullying Palestinian Arabs since 1948.

Nikki Haley cares not about what is right, but who is right–who being the Republican Party (the Republican Party being the darling of the Zionist State).

Everything with Nikki Haley is a double standard.

Nikki Haley will tell anything but the truth, expecting enough people to buy her lies–no matter how preposterous.

And sadly, enough people do.

This is why the Dishonorable Nikki R. Haley is the most dangerous politician in the United States today.

And she will remain so, unless enough people stop buying her lies.

Fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.

Nikki Haley seeks the opposite–and takes it for granted that enough other people will do the same.

This is what makes Nikki Haley so dishonorable.


Zig Ziglar wrote: “…fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.”

A synonym for “fair play” is justice:  Justice seeks what is right, not who is right.

In other words, it doesn’t matter who is right–it only matters what is right.

I don’t care who is right–I only care what is right.

That said, there are two people in the world you should never talk back to.

If the Dalai Lama corrects you, keep your mouth shut!

And if the Pope corrects you, keep your mouth shut!


Zig Ziglar’s See You at the Top was the first book that changed my life (there were many more to come).  This is the book where it is written, “…fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.”

Zig Ziglar was a motivational speaker, and his book, See You at the Top, is a motivational book.  Zig Ziglar was a very conservative, Republican, “born-again” Christian–so of course there are many things he says with which I disagree–at least as I am today.  Yet these are issue-disagreements, not idea-disagreements. And just as fair play seeks what is right, not who is right–who says something is not as important as what is said.

The following is an excerpt from his book that really hammers home some of the ideas I’ve been expressing–particularly that America is destroying itself, from within–and that our ignorance, apathy, and complacency are the primary agents of our country’s self-destruction.  And though he argues–in the latter part of this segment–that liberalism is the primary threat (this book having been written in 1975), the basic premise he outlines, the analogy he uses, is on the same train of thought as mine.

As we approach America’s problems, I’m concerned about two groups of Americans.  One group is like the individual who refuses to have an examination because he suspects that he has cancer.  He blindly says, “America has no problems” or, “don’t worry, America has always come through–don’t tell me about it.”  The second group says, “Well, what can I do?  It’s just me and it’s too late now.”

If your house were burning, you would want to know about it so you could grab a bucket of water and put it out.  The purpose of this chapter is to tell you that your house (America) is burning and give you several buckets of water so you can help douse the flames.  The fire that is burning America started much like boiling a bullfrog.

You don’t boil a bullfrog by throwing him in boiling water because he will pop out faster than you can throw him in.  You put him in cold water and turn on the heat.  As the water gets warm the bullfrog relaxes and takes a nap.  You know the rest of the story.  He wakes up dead.  He’s been boiled to death.

The water is heating up–but we are too content in our ignorance, apathy, and complacency to notice.


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Fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.

Zig Ziglar

And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.

Luke 16:15


After I discovered the aforementioned atrocity, by simply looking-up “Palestine” in a common encyclopedia one day, I blamed the Jews for this atrocity.  Yet, over time, I realized that the majority of Zionists were not Jews–but Christians.  Millions of Christians believe that, by supporting the Zionist State, they are hastening the “Second Coming of Christ”.  This, even from a Christian perspective, is second-guessing God–and second-guessing God is a sin of the utmost evil, in any religion’s sacred text.  Thus my focus began to shift from who was responsible for the establishment and continuing support of the Zionist State to the atrocity itself.  After all, as Zig Ziglar wrote, “Fair play seeks what is right–not who is right.”  In other words, it doesn’t matter as much who is responsible for this ongoing atrocity against the Arab people and against Muslims, in general as what it is–an atrocity.  You’ve heard that slogan, “My Country, Right or Wrong”–how evil!  This slogan teaches that one should support his/her country, even when it commits evil acts.  In a broader sense, it teaches that any group of people can be exempt from moral/ethical responsibility, as long as you love the group.  It even teaches that any person can be exempt from moral/ethical responsibility, as long as you love the person. 

It gives me the greatest hope, then, when I encounter people who stand against atrocity–even when the atrocity is committed by their own brothers and sisters in faith, race/ethnicity, or nationality.  And the following are two such groups which stand for, not who is right, but what is right–Jews themselves who oppose Zionism.  If you won’t listen to me–listen to them:

Neturei Karta International:

True Torah Jews:

Not to sound too religious myself–but thank God for people like these!