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Freedom is the Hijab April 6, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, Christendom, disaster, Ecumenism, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, pr stunts, rank stupidity, scandals, secularism, sickness, Society, suicide.
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As a believing Catholic, I am all for modesty in dress on the part of everyone.  Not just women, but everyone.  I am so convinced of the necessity of modesty, that I am even in favor of certain societal norms and social pressures that would encourage people to dress (and behave) modestly, casting out of polite society egregious offenders against this norm, as was the case throughout Christendom for, oh, about 17-1900 years (I hedge a bit, not knowing what standards of dress were like in the period of the early Church).

But I stop short at people being physically coerced to dress with decorum and modesty.  I do not think women should be beaten if they show 2″ too much leg, or don’t wear a full, stinking burqa.  I do not think there should be religious police wandering around able to dish out corporal punishment on the spot, with no trial, no appeal.

Practice of virtue is a great source of salvific Grace.  But virtue that is coerced is not such a source.  We can argue at length about where to draw the line, or whether societal pressures would constitute coercion, but I think it not unreasonable to conclude that threatening severe corporal punishment or death for a violation against modesty is not only a bad thing in general, but something that is prone to abuse and capricious application (as we see from the video below).

But we have come to the point in this country, where the muslim infiltration/invasion has been allowed to go unchecked for two decades or more, that the nation’s “newspaper of record” is running op-eds from muslim women opining that the essence of freedom is found in being forced to cover themselves head to foot under threat of force from the men around them:

A great point I wish I had more time to flesh out today, but will hopefully get to tomorrow: why are the Left and islam such easy bedfellows, in spite of holding radically contrary beliefs on almost every subject imaginable?  Well, aside from islam being the perfect tool to crush the Left’s highest priority target for destruction – Christianity – neither recognizes any authority but its own.  They don’t recognize the value of (true) liberal democracy, they don’t recognize the value of Christianity, they don’t recognize the value of peaceful coexistence, all they recognize is power and the urgent command to obey their ideological dictates.  Islam, through the practice of deliberate deceit known as taqqiyah, will make allies wherever it finds them, no matter how noxious they find their beliefs, so long as it serves the interests of the unholy “ummah.”  The Left uses islam as almost their armed wing to attack the instituttions of Western Civilization and to serve as a battering ram against Christianity (in which they are far too often – almost always – aided by the Quislings within the Christian community).

Thus it actually makes a great deal of sense that they collaborate so much, so that the wholly vulgar vagina-fest known as the “Women’s March on Washington” was principally led and organized by a hijab-wearing muslim woman, a woman literally sporting a symbol of her submission to men.  And yet that woman was portrayed as a feminist icon.

 

Two Videos Demonstrating the Left’s Willingness to Submit to Islam March 30, 2017

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I’m out of time, but here’s two good videos.  If the language is bothering folks, please let me know and I’ll stop posting this stuff, but this is too good.  A really radical, out n’ proud lesbian feminist in Canada not only wore the hijab in a Canadian mosque but also agreed to enter through a back door – as fitting for a woman – and then sat in a back corner, because everyone knows God finds the sight of women horribly offensive, so offensive that their mere presence somehow magically invalidates any prayers offered:

Moronic PM Justin Trudeau was asked about this, and all he could do was blather meaningless platitudes that said absolutely nothing other than the tired leftist mantra, “diversity is our greatest source of strength” (which has, BTW, never even been remotely proven, or even grounds established  upon which the claim could be based):

His response reminded me of this old Monty Python sketch, especially at 7:30 (WordPress refuses to let me start a video at a particular time):

Michael Palin makes a brilliant Himmler.

California Charges Center for Medical progress with 15 Felonies March 29, 2017

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And this being California, the likelihood of CMP being found guilty of at least one of these “throw ’em at the wall and see if they stick” charges is disturbingly probable.  At the very least, the goal of the prosecution – to defend Planned Murderhood by ruining the reputations of those who publicly expose them for the evil purveyors of baby-killing they are – will be achieved whether a conviction occurs or not.  Forever anon, whenever CMP or David Daleiden is mentioned in the liberal/leftist press, there will surely be a little message about how they have faced numerous criminal charges for their activities, which message will be designed to discredit them and by extension the entire pro-life movement.

Ben Shapiro makes some sharp and insightful commentary below on this nakedly political persecution below:

On Tuesday, the state of California charged David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress on 15 felony counts over their undercover reporting regarding Planned Parenthood. In 2015, Daleiden and Merritt released video showing high-ranking Planned Parenthood members joking about selling baby body parts for market rates and picking through baby body parts in order to demonstrate which sorts of body parts were available for sale for medical research, as well as talking about the best methods of abortion for procuring those baby body parts. The California Department of Justice, under the auspices of now-Senator Kamala Harris, raided Daleiden’s home for footage in April 2016; last year, the state of Texas pursued charges against Daleiden and Merritt, but those charges were thrown out. [With prejudice.  It was a humiliating defeat for the Harris County DA (a known Planned Butcherhood supporter and collaborator) and the grand jury that made the indictment.  But expect a different outcome in just about any court in California, save maybe for Orange County or some rural county in the north, but I’m sure the state will prevent the trial from being held in such reasonable environs]

So, here’s the question: where’s the media, rushing to the defense of these undercover journalists?

They’re silent. Or they’re celebrating, since they think that Daleiden and Merritt were evil conservatives out to target the saints at Planned Parenthood. They buy the lie that the tapes were deceptively edited so as to implicate Planned Parenthood in nefarious activity – but the tapes show precisely what the tapes show.

Shapiro then goes on to show important court precedents regarding the law under which CMP is being charged – a CA law that bars taping of PRIVATE conversations between two individuals unless consent is obtained from both parties.  But as Shapiro notes, a conversation in a public place like a restaurant is a dubious grounds for a private conversation, and even precedents from the crazy 9th Circus Court have found that journalists have a right to tape conversations when engaged in investigative journalism.  I expect the prosecutors to try to establish that CMP were not real journalists and thus do not fall under this broader interpretation.

Another note via Ace of Spades, a Chicago-area TV station secretly recorded undercover footage of alleged animal cruelty at a poultry farm in California – is there any likelihood at all that this ABC affiliate will be prosecuted?  Absolutely none.

Just another way that the Left is trying to create a tiered standard of citizenship in this country, with leftists at the top enjoying special privileges and immunities, and conservatives at the bottom facing not only the full force of the law but vicious interpretations of same simply because of their beliefs.  More and more in this country, the ability to live free from tyrannical persecution from the government depends very much on where you live and what you believe.  And this trend is growing.  I cannot see how this can persist for much longer without some kind of rupture.

I was, however, somewhat heartened to see the video below.  Some self-described “antifa (anti-fascist)” protesters used fascist techniques to try to stop a pro-Trump rally in Huntington Beach Saturday.  The left were vastly outnumbered, and when they started hitting conservatives and spraying women with pepper spray, things did not go well for them (language warning, this was a heated situation and people did not always maintain their cool):

The good news is that in a dicey legal situation like this none of the Trump supporters were arrested but 4 “antifas” face felony counts.  At least until it becomes known they are the sons of “important” college professors or judges or left-wing activists and then of course the charges will be quietly dismissed.  But at least they may get to sweat for a while.

The Truth Only Matters to the Media when Republicans Hold Office March 3, 2017

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Great video from the NRA, blasting the pompous, out of touch New York Slimes for having the temerity to run recent ads touting their commitment to truth-telling.  Just as an additional demonstration of their complete bias and lack of journalistic integrity, they totally ignored the frequent desecrations of Jewish cemeteries occurring in this country when Obama was in office, but now that Trump is in office they dispatch reporters, camermen, and plaster the coverage wall to wall, strongly intimating that Trump and his supporters are somehow behind these attacks.  But, ooops, fake news strikes again, it turns out at least one perpetrator of recent anti-semitic threats and violence was a hardcore black muslim Obama/Hillary supporter:

Another fer’instance.

Don’t know about you, but I place absolutely zero stock in anything any of the democrat-party operative organizations called CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, the NYT, Washington Post, LA Times, etc., ad nauseum, have to say.  Heck Alex Jones has more credibility than they do.  Increasingly I entirely get my news and analysis from content providers at Youtube, who range from actual reporters to commentary and analysis providers.

Great Rebuke of Hollyweird by One of Their Own February 17, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in awesomeness, Basics, cultural marxism, General Catholic, Immigration, pr stunts, scandals, secularism, sickness, silliness, Society.
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Robert Davi is a name many people may not remember, but his face would likely be immediately recognized by any who grew up in the 80s or 90s.  He played the bad guy or a character actor in a wide variety of movies from Goonies to License to Kill to Die Hard.  A man who had a bit of a troubled youth (hardly rare in this day), as he has aged he has become an increasingly devout Catholic and an outspoken conservative.

He gave the response below to Meryl Streep’s tirade against Trump’s limited travel ban (nearly identical to one Obama had implemented years ago), and it’s beautiful.  He’s exactly right, it’s time for Hollywood to stop with the words and make with the action, and start opening up their awards shows, banquets, private parties, and even homes to illegal immigrants and muslim “refugees:”

I have recently been pondering President Trump’s executive action with regard to our nation having extreme vetting and our immigration policy finally being enforced. It has pained me deeply to see such a violent reaction to something that, to my mind, makes absolute common sense.

Let me begin by saying that I am from a family of immigrants that came to this country for a better life. They came to the US “legally,” assimilated, integrated, and learned English to the best of their ability, and demanded we speak it. As we all know, we live in a time in which there are forces who wish to destroy our way of life…….

……..We have recently heard from a plethora of Hollywood stars on this issue — Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Ashley Judd, Madonna, major agencies, musicians, singers and even the indomitable Shia LaBeouf. After much prayer on this issue, I must now stand in solidarity with all of my Hollywood elite brethren. They are right! The rest of you are wrong!

It is now in this spirit that I make an appeal to all in Hollywood and the media for us to use the Oscars to take a stand for the entire world to see and hear. It is time for Hollywood to lead the way.

I propose that Meryl Steep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties, such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansions or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else. After all, we in the Hollywood community want to show all Islamic extremists that we have love in our hearts — and what better way to do that than by inviting them along on our most important night?

It’s time the walls and electronic security gates come down. There are roughly 3,600 seats to the Oscars; we should have at least 2,500 seats reserved for illegal aliens, refugees and migrants, or maybe even more. [And bring ’em right in off the desert or aircraft.  No showers, no makeovers, show the world the reality of today’s burqa-clad Arabic screaming “refugee” and the man who spent 5 days crossing barren desert with only 8 women to rape along the way for relief.  Let him keep that knife he used for “hunting”, too] For those celebrities skipping the ceremony, each should invite at least 100 illegal aliens, refugees or migrants to come to their home to watch the Oscars with them. The Academy and the Vanity Fair people should also get the 150 criminals who have recently been deported from Los Angeles and bring them to the show as honored guests.

I find it curious that when President Obama did the same exact thing — and more — in terms of enforcing the law on illegal immigration, the Hollywood elite were silent. Why were they silent then, but are so vocal now when President Trump is doing basically the same thing? Is Hollywood racist? Why — when Christians are being slaughtered in Syria, Iraq, and other places in the Middle East — is Hollywood silent?

Of course, the people that wish death upon Christians, Jews, gay people and the West are greeted with open arms by the elite in Hollywood — so why can’t they come to our Oscar parties?

Additionally, I am now pleased to announce that Hollywood and the recording industry no longer require the protection of the Men in Blue at any of their events! We do not need a country of laws; only a country of illegal immigrants, refugees and migrants. How dare we ignore the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…”

So now, we ask you all: please come to the Oscars on February 26th at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Boulevard. We welcome you to our homes with open arms and love in our hearts. Together, let us celebrate the Progressive left and its policies, which have helped make blue collar America Tired, Hungry, and Poor.

And the Oscar goes to…

 

With love in my heart,

Robert Davi

That was awesome.  Good for him.

 

Quick Hits: A Little Good, A Little Astroturf, a Little Horror November 14, 2016

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Getting to the Astroturf first, ads placed on Craigslist demonstrate the, ah……professional.…….nature of the anti-Trump protest riots:

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$1500 a week to lay about all day and riot/break s–t all night? Probably tax free, too?  Although 77 hours per week sounds like rather more work than most Obama/Hillary supporters are wont to do.  They probably just work a night or two a week to earn enough money to buy their drug of choice.

Just a bit more proof as to the planned, coordinated, and unspontaneous nature of these riots.  This is not a mass reaction of a lot of the people against the President-elect, this is a tiny group of professional agitators looking to get paid.

Now for something a bit happier: at least one reader liked the video of Father Hubbard I posted last week.  The same channel I found the first one at posted another one – they must have liked the linkback.  More awesome natural beauty, more poised if a bit campy commentary, and more plugs.  I think I liked this one a bit more than the first, even without the nearly drowned grizzly cub:

And now for the worst reaction to the election of Trump yet – and that’s saying quite a lot.  A mom completely traumatizes her 8 y/o son by demanding he pack his suitcase and leave the house because he voted for Trump in a mock school election.  Not sure what lesson mom was trying to teach here, but the emotional scars and damage to her relationship with her son will likely last a lifetime, unless his mind mercifully buries this hideous memory:

I am normally very opposed to governmental intrusion into families under the guise of CPS for specious reasons, especially since CPS likes to persecute homeschoolers at times, but this is waaay over the top and might merit quite a bit of counseling if not more.  Given that mom apparently thought this was fit to post publicly, what else is she doing that she’s too ashamed to make public?

It is sickening to think we live in a culture so filled with narcissists that someone would actually do this to their own child over something so trivial.  But there are no depths to the depravity to which people will sink absent faith in Jesus Christ and a powerful role for His Church in the culture.

Sorry to group all these things together but I’m out of time for the day.  I’m giving poor Fr. Hubbard really bad company in this post, God rest his soul.

Temper Tantrums and Death Threats: Spinning Up a Progressive Panic November 10, 2016

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A few preliminary comments: I would wager not one of these people having a complete public meltdown/temper tantrum has spent even 5 minutes researching Trump’s policy positions or listening to him speak outside carefully crafted (and hostile) media soundbites.  This is nothing but regurgitation of spoon-fed leftist propaganda, which makes their emotional attachment to something they likely have zero original thoughts of all the more disturbing.

You recall, of course, how conservative America exploded into similar “days of rage” and weeping displays of endless narcissism after defeats in 2008 and 2012, of course.  No?  Oh, that’s right, we were unhappy, even seriously aggrieved, but we didn’t try to torch our own cities, leave our fellow citizens mired in traffic for hours, or post selfie videos of total emotional breakdowns (as an adult, no less).

What does it say about a populace, and particularly about the under 35 folks who seem to make up 90% or more of this now exasperated cohort, when so many of them are both so ignorant, so ill-informed, and so radically propagandized that they are unable to deal with either a contrary political view or with an occasional defeat.  We can see from this reaction – so different from defeats  in 2010 or 2014 – how much stock the democrats place in holding the presidency.  And yet probably many of these people now losing their minds weren’t very big Hillary supporters to begin with,  were likely incensed at the gaming of the demonrat primaries to insure her victory, and may not have even voted (according to the data, the vast majority of those under 35, and especially liberals under 35, did not).

Where are we headed when the rising generation not only cannot stand to be told no by anyone at anytime, but is ready -as in the first video -to recommend violence against their opponents?  Is this not the natural, predictable end point for the kinds of radicalized ideologies in which these youths have been steeped?  They’ve never heard a contrary viewpoint in their lives, and live in such a electronic bubble they cannot even imagine one exists.  When confronted with the reality not only of its existence, but its ascendance over their own, they literally lose their minds.

Solipsism writ large – that is what we are confronted with.  People so wrapped up in their own little minds and prurient concerns they are utterly incapable of even imagining that someone of good will could think differently.  That’s impossible according to their ideology, so the only possible motivation for holding different views is bad will and evil intent.  Which, again, is really projection, and a perfect inversion of the truth, as the first video below demonstrates quite well:

Yeah, I will keep my powder dry, thanks.  We haven’t seen anything like that locally, thank God.

About which, a note.  I’ve noted a few times the area in which I live is in the poorest 15% in the country and is over 80% Hispanic.  Which is neither here nor there, save for this point – where I voted on Tuesday, at 2:30 pm I was only voter number 160.  Likely there were fewer than 300 people to vote in my precinct, out of a population of probably 5,000 or more.  This is in the middle of Irving, population 210,000 or so.  I live in one of the most densely populated parts of Irving, and yet hardly anyone bothered to vote.  That could be because a ton of people are not citizens and haven’t tried to force the issue, but it was interesting, nonetheless.  ‘

Where I used to live in Richardson, they would have 300 people vote by 8am, for a similar size population.

Now for the mental breakdowns, courtesy Ace, but you can find scads more on Youtube.  Note that virtually every one of these people is a member of a self-styled victim class:

I am terrified that the helicopter parenting and participation trophy raising of the so-called millenial generation has raised up a generation of solipsists.

If so, this ain’t gonna end well.  Ignorant, self-centered, lacking the intellectual cushion knowledge of history provides, steeped in ideology, and raised to believe they deserve everything on a silver platter, they are ripe for manipulation (as, indeed, they are) by media masters.  Amazingly, they are completely ignorant of their own biases while constantly attributing the same to others (projection).  Thus, when British voters voted for Brexit, to try to reverse the damage free trade and unrestricted immigration had done to the British laboring classes, the solipsist millennials joined forces with the corporate masters and political elites who run Europe today to try to annul the results of the referendum and keep the status quo.  They are actually conservative to the point of revanchism when it comes to maintaining the perquisites of the current elite, which a few will eventually be permitted to join.

This is an explosive mix.  They liken Trump and his supporters to Hitler but it is they themselves who have an in-built propensity to be receptive to the first strong man who comes along, provided he mouths the pablum these people expect to hear.  On the other side, however, should violence and extremism on the Left continue to increase, it can lead to a reaction among others who, seeing society break down, turn to a strong figure to restore order.  Such tendencies spread across Europe during the 20s and 30s, but only one of them was somewhat right wing (Franco).  Hitler and Mussolini were just opportunistic leftists who sold a national socialism versus international socialism.  Nevertheless, to prevent something worse coming along, they did co-opt much of the traditional right.

We’ll see how this progressive panic continues to spread.  More protests riots are planned for tonight.  Luckily, they’re trashing their own cities and inconveniencing their own people, for the most part, but it will be interesting to see if they spread.

Late n’ Rare Flightline Friday: The World’s Worst Carrier, Kuznetsov October 24, 2016

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A lot of folks apparently got excited last week when, for the 7th time in its nearly 30 year history the broken down, way too small, horribly designed (and only) Russian carrier the Admiral Kuznetsov put to sea to ostensibly conduct combat operations off of Syria.  If the carrier makes it to the Eastern Med – which is by no means certain, given its deplorable history – Kuznetsov will take party in combat operations for the first time with its tiny fixed wing fleet of 16 Su-33 aircraft.

But first she (or, as the Russians say, he) has to get there.  And that’s been the problem in the past.  Even when Kuznetsov made it to Eastern Med, she was generally in too poor condition to actually do anything remotely military.  Her freshwater condensers constantly crap out, meaning they can’t run the turbines, meaning the ship has to be towed back to port.  Why else do you think the Russians never let Kuznetsov put to sea without the world’s largest tug as escort?  Does the US Navy do this, with their carriers?  The Japanese?  Italians?  Spanish? Even the Brazilians? No, no they do not.

Kuznetsov was a product of two disastrous characteristics: inexperienced, frankly incompetent design, and late-Soviet-era build standards.  Coupled together, and you have one of the most poorly designed and built ships ever to slide down the ways.  Her horrific design and shoddy workmanship are legendary.  The phased array antennas on the island? – they’re concrete ballast, as the real radar was never made functional.  The plumbing is worthlessly rusted out in half or more of the ship.  Basically half of the ship is unlivable.  The ship is only marginally large enough to handle the huge Su-33 tactical aircraft, and can only carry a handful of them, really barely enough to protect the carrier (if that), let alone project power anywhere. And her power plant…….a large steam unit……….has always been her most pronounced weak point.

It appears to have gotten even worse.  While passing through the English Channel, Kuznetsov belched forth such hideous, thick plumes of smoke from her oil fired engines that I seriously doubt she could conduct flight operations under such conditions.  See, carriers, when they do flight ops, always turn into the wind.  Pilots trying to land on Kuznetsov would be rendered almost totally blind by these clouds of incredibly dense smoke emanating from the ship and flowing straight into their approach path to land.  And this was while cruising at a leisurely 7-8 knots, not the 25+ generally required for flight operations.  I would wager she can’t come close to that speed with engines in such dire shape*.  If she can, her pilots will probably be splattered all over the round down trying to land.

Wow.  They are either using incredibly dirty, unrefined oil, or those engines have unbelievable problems.  Likely a bit of both.

This is not made up stuff.  How to deal with carrier smokestack emissions prior to the advent of gas turbines and nukes was a huge issue. That’s one reason US carriers wound up with their islands so far back, which generally prevented the gasses from spreading so much they seriously affected visibility.  On earlier Essex class carriers, with islands roughly midship, this was much more of a problem.  The Japanese, on their WWII carriers, actually vented the boiler gasses downward, below the level of the flight deck, to try to deal with this.

Of course, US and allied pilots go through the training hell of learning to make night traps using only mirror, ball, and the screams of the LSO.  Those landings are dang near blind, so it was generally less of a problem for US naval aviators even when we still had oil-fired carriers (which, we don’t.  The last were retired nearly 10 years ago).

So don’t get too worked up over Putin’s latest bluster.  This one is much more show than go.  That’s all any combat operations conducted from Kuznetsov will be, if there are any – show.  And it will be another hellish cruise for her crew, which despises the ship to the extent they mutinied a short while back.  This is a ship that has spent over 95% of her 30 year career tied up pierside or in drydock.  She’s a floating disaster, and the Chinese were probably suckers to gain most of their carrier knowledge, and their currently only operational carrier, from the incompleted hulk of Kuznetsov’s sister, now finished and called Laioning by the Red Chinese.  She has all the same engines and other design flaws of the original, and to date hasn’t put to sea very often at all, by Western standards.

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I loved the jokes on Ace: the world’s first wood-, or possibly peat-, burning aircraft carrier.  I don’t think Lexington put out that much smoke after taking multiple Jap torpedoes at Coral Sea.

*- In fact, Kuznetsov has apparently never come close to her design speed of 29 kts

Bishop Farrell’s Doctrine Evolution in a Nutshell October 11, 2016

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I’m about to be stuck in the lab for the rest of the day, so enjoy this brief synopsis of Kevin  J. Farrell’s “evolution” in thinking over the course of his 8 1/2  years in Dallas.

First, that pretty fair voting guide he and Bishop Kevin Vann produced prior to the 2008 election, shredding the “seamless garment” and providing pretty clear guidance to Catholic voters (noting, however, even this could/should have been vastly better).

Next, a tweet from two months ago:

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That’s courtesy Rorate.  No wonder I hate Twitter with such a passion.

Dang.  I’ve read all the Gospels like 7 or 8 times cover to cover.  I must really suck at reading comprehension.

Is that what you call closing the deal for a Secretariat and red hat?

Then of course there was the parish gun ban debacle, which, thank God, didn’t go as he expected (at all), then the 180 on immigration, then permitting Biden to receive Communion in the Diocese, then the liberalization of the ministry conference, then further mucking around with UD, then……

We all wondered, back in the day, who really was the impetus behind that voting guide, Farrell, or Vann?  I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.

 

Why Black Lives Matter More in North Carolina than Oklahoma September 27, 2016

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Another title I considered for this post: Black Lives Matter (BLM) actually means GHE – Get Hillary Elected.

A writer at American Thinker noted what many others have, that the BLM movement, which has had profound overtones of racial supremacy and naked bigotry from the start – seems to be, much like the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011, primarily a vehicle to support demonrat electoral prospects, especially for the office of president.  Otherwise, why would protesters be making such a major play in Charlotte, where a black man was shot by a BLACK police officer under slightly questionable circumstances (when you have a group of cops pointing guns at you, who reaches for something, anything, especially when carrying a handgun in an ankle holster?), when in Tulsa a black man was shot by a white officer under what appear to be, or have appeared to be, much more dubious circumstances?

Could the answer be that North Carolina, unlike Oklahoma, is very much “in play” in this election, with Clinton and Trump in a close race?  Is that why there was also such a major outbreak of rioting in Missouri and other hotly contested states?  Is that why George Soros has put $33 million behind the Black Lives Matter organizers?  Is that why paid professional leftist protesters are being bused in from out of state?  Think about the more outrageous assaults on those attending Trump rallies, too – they have almost entirely occurred in states that are either solidly democrat, or which are being contested in this election.

Some interesting thoughts to consider:

Charlotte is the latest Ferguson.  The facts of the event, still unknown, do not matter.  It does not matter that since Obama took office, over three thousand African-Americans have been killed in Chicago by other African-Americans.  No one outside their immediate family and friends knows their names. [Which fact shows the prevarication at the heart of the BLM movement, it is entirely about political and economic power, only expressing outrage at certain, politically charged killings.  When it comes to black on black violence, which kills almost an order of magnitude more blacks than white on black murder, they are totally silent]  Obama does not speak out about their murders or the fact that Illinois’s strict gun laws have done nothing to reduce the number of shootings in Chicago.  So, curiously, Charlotte is the scene of riots, looting, and more violence like Ferguson, Baltimore, and Dallas.  Many of the protesters are being bussed in and paid, quite possibly with dollars donated by George Soros.  He was behind the paid protesters in Ferguson and is most likely behind the chaos in Charlotte.  Last night, seventy percent of the people arrested were not from North Carolina. 

So why are there riots and demonstrations in Charlotte and not in Tulsa?  Could it be because Oklahoma is a conservative state?  The citizens of Tulsa know that the law will prevail.  North Carolina is, according to the polls, split between Trump and Clinton.  Is it possible that the Clinton campaign thinks that rioting and chaos by the Black Lives Matter crowd will help her in that state?

Why on Earth would she think that?  Because she is the racist who assumes that black people watching black people destroy their businesses will blame Trump and vote for her?  Might those black citizens be more likely to want some law and order in their communities like everyone else in this country?  And if that is the case, won’t they be more likely to vote for Trump, who is the law and order candidate, endorsed by the police union?  That would be the logical conclusion if the left were ever logical.  But the left is diabolical.  Anything for power and control, no matter how sleazy and truly, revoltingly racist.  Soros and his acolytes like Clinton are well and truly vile.  Our African-American citizens mean nothing to them but voters to be beguiled.

For inexplicable reasons, leftists believe that the violence wrought by angry minorities will benefit them, so they encourage it.  They subsidize it.  Obama has given his not-so-tacit permission to riot every time one of these tragic events occurs, from the Henry Louis Gates minor incident to the killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and the Dallas officers.  And now BLM is rolling in money, $100M from “social justice” organizations.  Soros gave them $33M.

What we see in Charlotte is what they pay for.  They are not wasting their money in Tulsa because Oklahoma is in the bag for Trump………[That’s as good an explanation as I’ve heard]

……..In Charlotte, as in Ferguson, Baltimore and Dallas, the rioters/protesters shout their anger and hatred for white people.  White people, in their view, are responsible for all their problems.  As one protestor said in Dallas, “They have all the money and won’t give us any.”  [They said a lot worse than that. On that satanic night, my wife and I watched in stunned disbelief as a local BLM leader expressed zero remorse for the killing of multiple officers and petulantly blamed police for the massacre that happened here, saying, in almost these words, they got what was coming to them.  I’ve never been able to find that clip online, though both my wife and I saw it clear as day]

…….That Trump won the Republican nomination was a shock to the Beltway establishment on both sides of the aisle and to many conservative voters.  How could this thoroughly unacceptable jerk ever be considered for the office of the president?  Charlotte pretty much answers that question.

Interesting conclusion.  A lot of people found Richard Nixon unacceptable, and yet elected him in another time of serious social disorder of a racial nature, after two terms of unprecedentedly liberal leadership at the federal government level and a similar collapse in respect for the views of the self-anointed elite.  Nixon was, of course, far more accepted by the “establishment” of the Republican party than Trump has been, but he certainly had numerous enemies dating back to the late 40s, within the party and without.  That anti-government sentiment, simmering since the early 60s (and with the Goldwater nomination in ’64 as an early reaction sign of it) coalesced in the late 70s around Ronald Reagan and the most conservative American president since the 1920s.

Will a similar outcome occur now?  It still seems to remain in doubt, but I have a sneaking suspicion that as much as people are frequently unnerved and even disgusted by Trump, there remains a majority in this country that simply will not be ruled by that vile, corrupt, always self-seeking woman.  Trump seems to have a similar capability in preventing attacks from sticking to him (remember Reagan as the “Teflon president?”), and he has a similar capability to cut through leftist shibboleths like a buzzsaw, undermining the always tilts left cultural narrative of the past 100 years or so.  Reagan was hated and despised by the Left and many within his own party, but he was able to rise above all that.  That’s where the similarities end, Trump has shown himself always willing to get down into the mud, to get bogged down in minor, meaningless spats.  Perhaps he’ll finally outgrow that.

But Trump won’t just have to win, he’ll have to win decisively, to overcome what will surely be several million votes worth of demonrat voter fraud.

Win or lose, we can expect the BLM movement, like the “war on women” movement and the “Occupy Wall Street” movement to wither away and be disposed in the memory hole, once this election is complete.  They’ll move onto something else for 2020, most likely.