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The Media’s “Job,” and Some Just Can’t Handle the Truth February 24, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in Basics, cultural marxism, Domestic Church, family, General Catholic, rank stupidity, silliness, Society.
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A couple of brief, close out the week items via reader T.  First up, the media let’s us know what their real job is, not just presenting events as they occur in a factual and unbiased manner, but, no, telling us scary, unstable, easily enraged little people what to think:

Secondly, the billboard below apparently enraged some North Carolina feminists:

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Seems pretty straightforward to me. I guess theirs no accounting for taste, but I think you have to be pretty messed up to find this notion so offensive as to stage a protest……..next to a billboard:

A billboard on Interstate 40 West near Winston-Salem is angering many who say its message is offensive to women.

The board reads: “Real men provide. Real women appreciate it.” The owner of a Winston-Salem women’s boutique called Kleur has organized a demonstration against the billboard’s message for Sunday at 11 a.m.

On the plus side, from one of the comments:

the women’s movement nor their marches represent me…this sign does!

What do you lovely ladies think?

 

Milo What? Islamic Professor Defends Rape and Slavery at Georgetown February 24, 2017

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As you can guess, the reaction to the proclamation of these particular abhorrent beliefs has been just a little bit different from what was directed at Milo, because a prof is a member of the great left-wing machine and leftists always take care of  their own.  h/t to reader skeinster who sent this along (I know reports of this have been around for a while but they were fairly scattered so it’s likely many have not seen this):

Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outlet—with the exception of a blogger on the Washington Post website and a brief posting on foxnews.com—has said a word about it. The absence of outrage is not hard to figure out: Jonathan Brown’s defense was limited to Islam. [yet another sign that islam is the de facto state religion of this country]

Brown, a convert to Islam, holds an endowed chair in Islamic studies at Georgetown. The Jesuit-run institution has a wealthy benefactor in Saudi Arabia, a nation which bans Christianity. How sweet.

What did Georgetown get from this arrangement? Money, and a lot of it. Twelve years ago, Saudi Arabia wrote a check to the Jesuit-run institution for $20 million; it went to support the school’s Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, run by Brown. And what did Saudi Arabia get from this peculiar “understanding”? Legitimacy. [And much more than that.  They got the silence of a Catholic university on the evils of islam. They got influence at a body that in turns greatly influence mainstream Catholic thought.  They got influence on American and Catholic thought leaders for years to come.  They got more and more acceptance of the idea that islam is deserving of special rights and privileges]

The fruit from this decayed tree is now apparent. Georgetown now employs a tenured professor who defends slavery and rape, provided the slavemasters and rapists are Muslims. This is apparently Georgetown’s idea of diversity. It also shows how phony the school is. Why all the handwringing about Georgetown’s ownership of American slaves in the 19th century when it employs defenders of slavery today?

Brown’s position was not made in the heat of debate. If anything, his comments were well prepared: they were delivered at the Islamic Institute for Islamic Thought. After being criticized by some, he tried to walk it back, offering a lame Tweet that meant nothing.

“As a category, as a conceptual category that exists throughout states and trans-historically,” Brown said clumsily, “there’s no such thing as slavery.” It gets better. “I don’t think you can talk about slavery in Islam until you realize that there is no such thing as slavery.” [Naturally.  If you can’t defend your religion’s behavior on a subject, pretend the subject doesn’t exist.  Also, taqqiyah.]

It is not certain what Brown would say to slaves in Mauritania and Somalia today—they are owned by their Muslim masters. Would he tell them to stop promoting fake news?……..

Brown is also incompetent. If slavery doesn’t exist in Muslim-run nations, why the need to justify it? “Slavery cannot just be treated as a moral evil in and of itself,” he opined. He really means it. “I don’t think it’s morally evil to own somebody because we own lots of people all around us.” [This guy is really screwed up.  Go figure for a western convert to islam]

(Who he owns he did not say, but perhaps the Southern Poverty Law Center will look into it. Maybe I’ll convert to Islam and see if I can buy him. I’ll use my credit card—Mastercard for the Master.)

When someone in the audience challenged Brown, he became indignant, as well as inconsistent. “The fact that there was slavery is wrong [thus did he contradict his remark that there was no such thing in Islam]. Okay. If you’re a Muslim, the prophet of God…had slaves. He had slaves. There’s no denying that. Are you more morally mature than the prophet of God? No, you are not.” [HE’S DEMANDING STUDENTS ACCEPT THE DICTATES OF ISLAM, A FALSE SATANIC RELIGION, ON A CATHOLIC CAMPUS!!! This is an appeal to authority based on his view that Mohammad – if he existed – is supposedly “god’s” prophet.  Does Brown know that, unlike Christ, Mohammad worked no miracles, did no great good deeds witnessed by tens of thousands, in short gave absolutely zero evidence of any supernatural connection or powers short of a book he wrote, alone, under supposed guidance from Gabriel?  Does Brown admit of the satanic verses where the Koran (at least, a version where these bits are not expunged) admits that satan fooled Mohammad?  Did satan ever trick Christ into teaching error?]

One would hope that all of us are more morally mature than Muhammad. After all, he was not only a slavemaster and an advocate of violence, he consummated his marriage with his bride Aisha when she was nine years old. That’s what we call rape.

Speaking of which, Brown went on to say that non-consensual sex—it’s called rape—is okay with him, at least if the offenders are adherents to Islam. He took aim at the Western notion of “consent,” maintaining that “It’s very hard to have this discussion because we think of, let’s say in the modern United States, the sine qua non of morally correct sex is consent.”

Continuing his defense of rape, Brown criticized Americans for making a big deal about individual rights. “We fetishize the idea of autonomy to the extent that we forget, again who’s really free? Are we really autonomous people?” In other words, since none of us is really autonomous, the difference between us and a rape victim is more contrived than real. [And you can tell from this exactly how far into islam this guy has gone, and it’s pretty damned deep.  This is exactly why islamic societies are so backwards, hidebound, superstitious, and casually disdainful of human life. They place no value on the self as a unique soul created in the image and likeness of God – or to the extent they do, they have horribly perverted this understanding precisely in order to justify Mohammad’s abhorrent, amoral behavior.]

Brown and Georgetown would be on the front page of every newspaper in the nation if he had justified Christians enslaving and raping Muslims.

Dang straight.  Good piece by Deal Hudson.

This is what the Left has in store for you folks.  Get rid of Christianity, create a failed totalitarian leftist state, then submit to the almighty allah.

Brown does a fine job of revealing the demonic immorality at the heart of islam, as well as islam’s inability to logically, rationally defend itself.  The appeals to authority start within moments.  And I would say Christianity’s long struggle to extirpate slavery from Western civilization sufficiently establishes its inherent moral superiority.

Only a muslim extremist would claim differently.  Good to know just what $20 million in dirty Saudi oil money will buy.

Two Short Videos Exposing the Danger and Ignorance of the Left February 22, 2017

Posted by Tantumblogo in asshatery, awesomeness, cultural marxism, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, huh?, rank stupidity, Revolution, secularism, silliness, Society.
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These are both great, and just what I need to kick out a post in 5 minutes!  First, Nigel Farage, key man in the drive towards Brexit in the UK, discusses the destructive influence leftist domination of the schools, where propaganda replaces traditional curricula, and the effect this has had on the “millennial” generation:

“This young generation, who scream words like ‘fascist,’ have actually themselves become the fascists.”

This was from an hour long speech he gave at Hillsdale College.

Next, and even more fun, the increasingly awesome Tucker Carlson utterly eviscerates a clueless and very confused young man who can’t provide a single, verifiable reason for his (and many other’s) unhinged opposition to Trump:

Stupidity like that actually makes me cringe. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, seeing someone so completely unable to form a rational argument or justify his very strident beliefs.  He is so propagandized he a) can’t think, and b) is only able to repeat the dumb, dense talking points he’s been spoon fed.  The terrifying thing about this is that there are millions, possibly tens of millions just like him, and many of them do not have the excuse of being young or formed in a corrupt, politicized educational establishment.

But that’s precisely the point of gaining control of the schools and indoctrinating children in cultural marxism.  Yuri Bezmenov, one of the architects of cultural marxism in the West and a former KGB agent, says the system is so pernicious those who become captured by it are never – barring some great act of Grace, I suppose – able to escape.  They are literally unable to think independently or critically.  This cultural marxist hold on the education system started in the 50s and 60s, gained firm hold by the late 80s, and has had total dominance since the 90s.  At least parts of three generations have been affected by it, with the latest generation seemingly dominated by this kind of thinking (there are, of course, exceptions).

Carlson has folks like this on about every night, it seems, and similarly crushes and embarrasses them.  Yet they keep coming.  What could motivate someone to do that?  What would cause a young leftist to think they’re the one who will finally give Carlson his comeuppance? Diabolical narcissism.

Tucker Carlson Brilliantly Lets Leftist Riot Leader (and school teacher) Hang Herself with Her Own Words February 16, 2017

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This has been around quite a bit, but since I have almost no time to post I’ll go ahead and run with it.

What a hateful example of humanity.  I am actually not in the slightest surprised that this unhinged, fascist leader of violent riots is a school teacher.  As reader TT notes, she is the ultimate advertisement for homeschooling.  It is unsurprising given the unthinking, feelz-dominated, immature, ignorant propagandized product the public schools are turning out en masse.  Certainly there are exceptions, but this creature Yvette Felarca destroys herself as the very incarnation of the very things she alleges to decry.

I’ve never seen a more perfectly realized example of leftist projection of their own faults and evils onto others:

Fascism is committing violence and organizing others to commit violence, as she commits violence and organizes others to do so.  So she also gives perfect evidence of most Leftist’s perfect lack of self-awareness. Hypocrite, much?  What should we expect from people who are passionately committed to the demonic slaughter (and offering) of millions of innocent babies a year?

In reality, at all of Milo’s events where violence has occurred, that violence has been perpetrated overwhelmingly, almost exclusively, by leftist opponents of Milo and his fans.  The primary bit of evidence of supposed violence against leftist opponents of Milo – a man being shot outside a talk given at the University of Washington – was an act taken in self-defense after a man was beaten by Milo opponents, which the local police have seen as being so clear cut that the man who committed the shooting has not even been charged with a crime in hyper-liberal, institutionalized 2nd Amendment hating Washington state.

No one on the right is calling for the mass murder of millions of people, but the fact that this chillingly calm woman believes such is occurring gives me great concern, as I have to wonder if she is not yet again projecting her personal desires onto others.  When you start tarring millions of people as Nazis, the climate is being created for mass violence against them.

And Milo – whatever he is, whether you like him or not – may be a provocateur, he may derive great pleasure in exploding the sacred cows of the Left, but his talks are actually extremely thoughtful, fact-filled, and persuasive.  It is most likely this woman who so plainly hates him has listened to more than a couple of 30 second soundbites of Milo’s talks.  But that doesn’t matter in the least, it is precisely Milo’s persuasiveness that makes him such a threat, which is why he and his followers must be destroyed at all costs.  Of course, telling kids they can’t have something is the perfect way to get them to want it even more, so this effort has already backfired.

There is no doubt in my mind that we are seeing an incredibly carefully orchestrated effort to destroy the Trump administration before it starts.  The furor over the minor and temporary travel restrictions on citizens of certain states, the firing of Mike Flynn engineered through the illegal and dangerous leaking of deeply classified resources, the delay in approving presidential appointments of eminently qualified people, and the ever-ready, instantaneous and media-saturated “spontaneous protests” against every action Trump takes, and every appearance of a Trump supporter, points to a detailed, well-funded, highly organized effort being directed by people with the means and resources to bring such things about.  This is the elite in full blown revolt over this election, and they are demonstrating they have absolutely zero concern over seeing innocent Americans injured or even killed if they happen to get in their way, or simply caught at the wrong place and the wrong time.

This is deeply disturbing stuff.  There hasn’t been such open opposition from the permanent (and thoroughly leftist) federal bureaucracy to a legitimately elected president in this country’s history.  Forget Flynn, do you think leftist protestors carrying blunt objects (banned from flight – and people were beaten inside airports with no security intervention) would be allowed to penetrate deeply into numerous airports without some kind of inside help?  That all looked arranged!

I’m running out of time but this is looking increasingly worse.  I don’t like where it appears things are headed.  If large numbers of people start to develop the sense that democracy has failed, that leaders they elected to institute changes/reforms are blocked by a self-serving, self-interested elite, the same elite that has openly broached the topic of violence in the streets by engaging in/encouraging it themselves……..well, situations like that do not tend to end happily.  I am far from the only one reading very troubling implications in all this.  And it’s likely only the beginning, the deep state/overstate whatever you want to call it has shown their hand, they mean not only to destroy Trump’s presidency, but to kill or jail him outright.

Hey, OT, but if you would, do me a good Catholic a solid and please pray for longtime reader BC, he comments occasionally but is facing a recurring medical issue that is not particularly life-threatening but thoroughly unpleasant and painful to recover from.

It Will Be Light Posting Again This Week February 14, 2017

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No, no more pressing health problems, for the moment, thank God, but I am stuck in all day meetings three days this week with a hard rule on no laptops or phones.  You can thank the VP of Quality for that.  Her rule, not mine.  So, I won’t have really any time to post until Friday, at best, and I’m sure I’ll be playing a lot of catchup then.

A little quickie to tide you over, some data that is as satisfying to your snarky side as it is revealing.  A German study has found that 90% of the most hardcore leftist “protestors” in that country still live at home, and a huge percentage are unemployed.  I doubt the situation is much different in this country, most of the so-called “antifa” (anti-fascist) radicals here are associated with various universities, either as part-time students, professional students, drop-outs, staff, and/or hangers on.  It has been revealed that a number of the most violent rioters in Berkeley were faculty or staff of that benighted institution (I heard somewhere – I think from Milo – that only 37% of recent Berkeley graduates are employed?):

A new study shows that over 90 percent of the anti-fascist protestors in Europe are still living in their mother’s basement.

Heat Streetreports that the study found that 92 percent of the protesters at these anti-fascist rallies that are believed to have committed violence still live with their parents. Heat Street also notes the following findings from the study:

  • 84% are male
  • 72% are aged 18-29
  • 90% are single
  • 34% are unemployed

These “Antifa” protesters have been behind the violent protests that occurred on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration and the riots that occurred in U.C. Berkeley when Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopolous was scheduled to speak. In fact, it seems that the violence didn’t start until the “Antifa” thugs appeared, according to International Business Times.

In reality, most of these “spontaneous protests” are nothing of the kind, they are carefully planned and organized, while most of the hardcore of this group are basically paid activists/protestors/activists. They are paid by the demonrat party and many allied George Soros funded groups.  Many people have found ads on Craig’s List and other sites that attest to this fact, where advertisements appear regularly offering pay for taking part in protest-riots.  It’s all astroturf, fake grass roots uprisings conducting politics by other means, attempting to achieve on the streets through violence what the failed and rejected leftist agenda failed to win at the ballot box.  It’s exceedingly dangerous to fund and support groups like this, not only with money but with increasingly extremist and unhinged rhetoric – thinks like this can easily spin out of control.

Which may be the point of it all.  As I said, politics by other means.  When their political program utterly fails to attract the support of the majority, the historical tendency of the Left is to resort to violence.  More and more people are noting that a kind of civil war, whether fought with armed combat or not, is in the offing.

At any rate, I’m off for a 1st birthday party for my youngest, have a blessed few days and I’ll try to catch up with you on Friday.

h/t reader TT for the link to Rush

Iraqi Bishop – Where Were Leftist Protesters When Christians Were Being Slaughtered? February 3, 2017

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They were at home, smokin’ bud and enjoying some internet porn, silly.  Leftist concern for others stops where their political convictions end. If you don’t advance their political agenda, they couldn’t care less for you or your suffering. Christians are the hated enemy, not part of their coalition of the damaged.  Thus, the Christians of Iraq and Syria (among many other places) could go suck an egg for all leftists care.  No political advantage, no protests for you!

I guess I should do a quick reset before I jump into the block quote – President Trump executed a very narrow and temporary ban against muslims from certain terrorist-supporting/afflicted countries last weekend.  The left has gone nuts over this supposed tyrannical and wholly racially motivated ban on all muslims, simply because Trump is Racist McHitler.  As the Iraqi Archbishop              notes, however, these same leftists seemed a lot less, ah…….energized…….when it was simply Christians being slaughtered in their thousands, rather than a few hundred muslims potentially inconvenienced by having their travel plans delayed.  Ah…….priorities.  The Left always has them:

The Catholic Archbishop of Erbil has denounced the hypocrisy of those protesting President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, wondering aloud where all of the demonstrators were when Islamic State fighters were slaughtering Christians and other minorities in the Middle East.

In an interview with the online journal Crux, Archbishop Bashar Warda said that from his perspective in Iraq, he couldn’t help but ask “why all of these protesters were not protesting in the streets when ISIS came to kill Christians and Yazidis and other minority groups.”

Warda also criticized the policies of the Obama administration, which offered no financial assistance to displaced Christians in Islamic State territory and instead favored Syrian Muslims when it came to accepting refugees into the United States.

“They were not protesting when the tens of thousands of displaced Christians my archdiocese has cared for since 2014 received no financial assistance from the U.S. government or the U.N.,” he said. “There were no protests when Syrian Christians were only let in at a rate that was 20 times less than the percentage of their population in Syria.”

“I do not understand why some Americans are now upset that the many minority communities that faced a horrible genocide will finally get a degree of priority in some manner,” Warda added. [Great point. Under Obama, persecuted Christians found it virtually impossible to obtain a visa to come to the US.  Only a tiny fraction of “refugees” from Iraq and Syria have been Christian, in spite of the fact that Christians made up 15-20% of the pre-war Syrian population and have been the most targeted people in this terrible conflict.  Fortunately, Trump seems to be finally giving them the priority they deserve.  That’s what happens when you have a nominally Christian president versus a muslim one.]

The archbishop also suggested that the inconvenience posed by a three-month moratorium on visas is nothing compared to the suffering of minorities in Iraq and Syria during the past several years, and yet no one seemed to think that was worthy of a protest.

“Most Americans have no concept of what it was like to live as a Yazidi or Christian or other minority as ISIS invaded,” he said. “Our people had the option to flee, to convert, or to be killed, and many were killed in the most brutal ways imaginable.”

“But there were none of these protests then of ISIS’s religious test,” he said. [Of course not!  Muslims are perceived by leftists as part of their political coalition, whereas Christians are, as I stated above, the hated and despised enemy that must be crushed at all costs.  They didn’t protest because not only did they not care, but probably thought the Christians had it coming (speculative, but quite probably true).]

In his lengthy interview, Warda underscored the hypocrisy of protesters who are willing to side with Muslims but won’t lift a finger to aid Christians facing genocide in the Middle East.

“Our people lost everything because of their faith—they were targeted for their faith, just like the Yazidis and others too,” he said. “Now these protesters are saying that religion should not matter at all, even though someone was persecuted for their faith, even though persecution based on religion is one of the grounds for refugee status in the UN treaty on refugees.”

“From here I have to say, it is really unbelievable,” he said. [That’s the Western Left, as unbelievable as it is despicable.  How was last night in Manhattan near NYU, by the way?]

Warda also blasted the careless journalists who have called the order a “Muslim ban,” noting that this label is not only false but also dangerous to Christians and other minorities living in lands dominated by Islamic terrorists.

“All those who cry out that this is a ‘Muslim Ban,’” Warda said, should understand clearly that they are hurting Christians and “putting us at greater risk.”

“Here in Iraq we Christians cannot afford to throw out words carelessly as the media in the West can do,” he added. “I would ask those in the media who use every issue to stir up division to think about this.”

“For the media these things become an issue of ratings, but for us the danger is real,” he said. [Not just ratings – also advancing their dearly held religious-political agenda]

The Archbishop said “it is very hard for me to understand why comfortable people in the West think those who are struggling to survive against genocide, and whose communities are at extreme risk of disappearing completely, should not get some special consideration.”

Everyone possessed of any sense and decency agrees.  I pray God many of those Christians suffering horrible atrocities as a direct result of deliberate (and disastrous)US policy decisions by the preceding administration can finally obtain some redress from our nation, which put them into this nightmare situation to a large degree in the first place.  It may be too little and too late, but it’s better than the status quo.

Laudits to Archbishop Warda for having the wherewithal to tell it like it is, at least on this particular matter.  May God give him strength to better proclaim the Truth of Jesus Christ and the plight of his people as time moves on.

PS – So, I work with an Iraqi Christian.  His name is David.  He has led a most remarkable life.  He was a graduate student in mechanical engineering when the US invaded in 2003.  He very much wanted Saddam gone and was glad for the initial US intervention.  He served as an interpreter in combat operations with US forces (mostly Marines) in some of the most horrific fighting in Iraq.  He was at Fallujah in 2004 and 2007.  It was there that the jihadis identified him and he had to flee.  So he – get this – walked out of Iraq, across hundreds of miles of barren desert, to Jordanian refugee camp.  From there, he somehow wound up in eastern Ukraine.  There he met his wife and obtained a visa to come to the US.  He then joined the US Army and went back to Iraq for two tours.  He got his citizenship and US degree in 2015 and has been working at our company ever since.

Did David vote for Trump?  Yes.  Does he hate Obama?  Yes.  Does he think Obama more or less permitted/encouraged the destruction of his country?  Yes.  Does he support the “travel ban?”  Yes.  Does he think muslims are fundamentally incompatible with Western civilization?  Hell yes.  He was fortunately able to get his family here last year.  They are all Christian.  He knows many Christians still in Iraq.  He is very happy that they may now have a much better chance of escaping the hell that Iraq has become.  He is an Orthodox from the Nineveh plain outside Mosul.  Good guy.

Dice – Leftism is Terrorism February 2, 2017

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So last night Milo Yiannopolous was to speak at the UC Berkeley student union in an event sponsored by the College Republicans. The Republicans raised the funds to pay for extensive security and negotiated a basically hostile administration to bring in a speaker that has been falsely tarred as a Nazi and a racist (but then again, so have essentially all the 60 million people who voted for Trump, many who did so simply because they felt they had no alternative).

Going in, Milo and his group knew they would face a hostile crowd.  Violent opposition to Milo’s “Dangerous F-ggot Tour” has been rising on the West Coast since the election.  There were violent protests at UC-Davis some weeks ago, and a man was shot after a fist-fight outside a Milo speech at the University of Washington.  But last night’s event was by far the worst.  While campus and local police at least partially paid for by event organizers literally stood by and did nothing, the crowd of anarchists, leftists, those lost in hideous perversion, and various others grew larger and more threatening as the minutes passed.  Eventually they began flinging rocks, fireworks, Molotov cocktails, stormed the barricades, bashed their way into the student union breaking glass doors with – get this – barricades the police themselves had abandoned – and forced the event to be shut down.

They then proceeded to attack a number of people, some of whom were simply innocent bystanders, others who were interested in hearing Milo speak.  They attacked individuals in cars and went on a rampage destroying and looting local shops and, especially, banks.  Just a couple of brief roundups of last night’s outbreak of what is frankly politically inspired domestic terrorism:

First up, a Milo fan pepper sprayed by a masked leftist thug:

That’s just one very small, and relatively mild, instance of violence last night.  In fact over a dozen people were pepper sprayed by leftists, possibly many more.

An overview of some of the violence:

You can find many more if you are interested.  Note, the videos above only cover the very beginning of the riot – it went on for hours, the state media has more or less put a blackout on how serious it was, the damage that was done, and how long it continued.  There was serious damage to dozens/scores of businesses and college facilities and many people were injured.  Thank God no one died, but that won’t be long if this business continues.

As for a review of recent events and a broader perspective, this two minute video sums things up very nicely:

We hear about purported violence or extremism from Trump supporters, but that’s bollocks.  The instances, to the extent they occurred, were generally responses to attacks or egregious provocations on the part of leftist protesters who tried to intimidate people from attending Trump’s rallies in many places, even here in Dallas.  Spitting on people, shouting at them, hot boxing them, throwing things at them, trying to block their movements, etc., etc – and yes, some people lost their cool and responded physically. The number of unprovoked actions from Trump supporters were extremely limited – most instances, as in the vast majority, of supposed Trump supporter outrages have been completely debunked.

The riots by the Left – and I’m afraid it has spread well beyond a small number of extremists and is becoming more and more mainstream among democrat party supporters- are of an entirely different magnitude. You have the added factor of increasingly vitriolic political rhetoric from highly influential people, not some yahoo with a twitter account and four followers. Yes there are idiots on both sides but the overwhelming amount of concrete, physical, dangerous action is being perpetrated by the Left, and has been for some time.

I don’t know where this is all headed.  Things seem not to be calming down but building to a crescendo.  I have no idea what that will mean, but it doesn’t look good.

Why is this happening?  This:

The left politicizes everything, and given the left’s increasing cultishness, that means they religicize everything. Everything — not just a few rules about sodomy and marriage and abortion — becomes a Sacred Principle which must be fought for with the passionate fury of the zealot, from whether private religiously-based organizations must pay for a woman’s $9 per month birth control pills to whether the Pagan Deceiver Milo Yiannopolous can be allowed to step foot upon the sanctified ground of Berkeley Auditorium 3C.

But I disagree with much of the rest of that post linked above.  Classical liberalism was not discovered, it was deliberately conceived – invented –  to try to circumscribe the power of the Church and to constantly decrease the influence of religion on society, “enlightened” men having determined that religious piety was a bad thing that should be under the thumb of the state – eventually, if not this instant.

What we are seeing in the Left is the natural result of that fundamental error – for man is an inherently religious creature, created by God to be so in order to aid our finding Him and worshipping Him.  If real religion is removed or curtailed, men will find a replacement, and that replacement is almost invariably – even if takes a while to reach its realization – far more awful than whatever evils true religion supposedly causes.

It is not an accident that there are very few devout, believing Christians among the hard Left.  Those on the Left have found their religion, and it ain’t yours or mine.  Religious differences are at the root of our current cultural conflict, between those who hold to the new demonic cult of the Left (for all the gods of the gentiles are demons), and those who still cling to some semblance of Christian belief.  Yes there are exceptions, but this is true for the most part.

I do not see a way to happily resolve this existential conflict.  We are dealing with warring religious creeds, not minute points of political philosophy.  Our “side” has surrendered an awful lot and feels it has gained little, if anything, in the bargain.  The other side continues to demand more and more, and we’ve finally reached the realization that their demands for our submission will never be satisfied, and that we simply cannot trade away any more core elements of our sacred faith.  It doesn’t look good.

But perhaps I’m wrong. Pray God I am.

 

Scottish Episcopal Church Forces Out “Priest” for Refusing muslim Prayers February 1, 2017

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On January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany (for episcopals as well as Catholics), an episcopal community in Scotland invited a muslim individual to preach, for some reason inescapable to logic and good sense.  That muslim chose to sight a sura from the quran that denied Christ’s divinity (revealing islam’s clear roots in Arianism and perverse Jewish zealotry).  A row developed in the anglican sect over this episode, a different anglican “preacher” with some title doing with the Queen complained over this episode, and that preacher has now been dismissed by the Queen/Buckingham Palace (most probably through the islamophiles Phillip and the idiot leftist Charles). Complicated, I know, but it goes to show how much ground has already been surrendered by purported Christians in Europe, the home of Christendom, and how much cultural suzerainty has already been gained by the muslim hordes invading the continent:

Rebel Media has lots of good stuff, of late, over and beyond Gavin McInness.

Here’s another good production – Canada is preparing to pass federal laws forbidding blasphemy against islam.  Do they have such laws against Jesus Christ or Our Lady?  Of course not.  That would be a violation of church and state, and utterly impermissible!  But we all know islam is the de facto state religion of many western countries – or at least of their progressive ruling elites – and so special status merit special treatment:

Ah well, you may say, Canadians have always been crazy.  But laws enacted in Canada have a tendency to show up – if not in law, than at least culturally – in the US.  It’s just a further sign of the retreat of Christendom and the advance of islam. The measure discussed in the video are almost sure to pass with a left-leaning majority in the Canadian parliament.

More interesting analysis of the recent feminist’s march held last weekend.  Tiffany Gabbay feels this march revealed more than just vulgarity, hypocrisy and extreme political bias, they also revealed the ugly face of hate.  Never has so much been said by so many over something that so barely exists and affects so few (purported sexism and racism in the US).  There is unfortunately some vulgar and offensive content simply because it’s impossible to discuss the feminist march without including some of that, so overwhelmingly prevalent it was:

The presenter is cute but where did you get that dress and those shoes and that coat, jeeeez!

The Moral Collapse of the Boy Scouts Appears Complete January 31, 2017

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Well, that didn’t take long…….2 1/2 years from accepting self-described homosexual youth members, then accepting scoutmasters and other leaders who openly practice sodomy, to now, accepting girls pretending to be boys.  The test case involves an EIGHT year old.  The parents that are allowing children to become so warped and then encourage their self-hatred and self-abuse would ideally be prime candidates for repeated visits from CPS, but in this crazy mixed up world of ours, that’s not likely to happen. Quite the contrary, the parent (only one is mentioned) involved will be praised to the skies for helping gift their child with a lifetime of loneliness, confusion, self-loathing, and exceedingly high rates of drug dependence, violence, and suicide.

Once again, an “advance” much ballyhooed and cherished by leftists has children as its principle victims (my emphasis and comments):

A New Jersey woman whose son [A lie becomes the truth……..Orwellian.  It’s not her son, it’s her daughter, and far too young to even the remotely comprehend the implications of this “gender dysphoria” the poor confused soul has been sucked into through whatever means] was asked to leave his Boy Scouts troop after leaders found out he is transgender said she has mixed emotions about the organization’s decision to allow transgender children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys-only programs.

The Boy Scouts of America announced Monday that enrollment in its boys-only programs will now be based on the gender a child or parent lists on his application to become a scout, rather than the gender listed on the child’s birth certificate. [Once you start to yield to the sexular pagan agenda, there is no limit to the demands they will make upon you, and each surrender makes the next both easier and more likely.  The Boy Scouts, as I predicted when they first collapsed, are finished.]

Eight-year-old Joe Maldonado was asked to leave his scout troop in Secaucus, New Jersey, last fall after parents and leaders found out he is transgender. The organization’s statement did not specifically mention Joe’s case, but said it changed the policy because of the larger conversation about gender identity taking place around the country.

Kristie Maldonado, Joe’s mother, said she had mixed emotions Monday night when a Boy Scouts representative called to tell her the organization would allow her son to re-enroll in his troop. Maldonado said she would like her son to rejoin the Secaucus troop, but only if the scout leader who threw him out of the troop leaves. [As I said, the demands never stop.  They will dictate every tiny detail of policy to you, until your organization is nothing but another leftist agitation group.]

She said Joe, who will turn 9 on Wednesday, has spoken publicly about the incident. She called him a “ham” and noted he had a big birthday party on Saturday with the mayor of Secaucus in attendance.  [Please never tell me there are not powerful inducements for confused  young people to get sucked into this nightmarish lifestyle.  The mayor attended her birthday party! Even though she’s so young she can have no comprehension of the consequences of her actions. Is her young body already being flooded with carcinogenic hormones to help insure she doesn’t have second thoughts?]

Speaking of powerful inducements, how many parents, possibly of a social justice warrior inclination, might be encouraging – consciously or unconsciously – their children to loathe their true nature and desire to be the sainted “other?”  There are incredibly powerful inducements at play – cultural approbation, a very high station in the pyramid of victimhood, political blandishments, the adoration of the leftist media, power to force people to take actions you desire, and a virtual “get out of jail free” card that excuses any current or future misdeeds to ethereal “bias.”  For a growing number of people, these enticements are too sweet to resist.

Will parents start abandoning the Boy Scouts en masse?  Participation has been declining for a long time, and its accelerated of late.  But given how fast the Boy Scouts – long a stalwart defender of traditional morality and beliefs – are collapsing, I’m surprised more people haven’t abandoned it  yet.  I know there are families with long associations with the Boy Scouts, who loathe to accept the rapidly changing reality and comprehend the insidious, destructive  moral collapse at work in the organization.  I’m sure they are convinced that their troop is “one of the good ones,” with no open individuals given over to these various disordered (if not actively sinful) inclinations.

But for how long? If they won’t abandon the Scouts over this, what, if anything, could possibly induce them to do so?

The organization, much like the Church, is being hollowed out from within.  We see in this a clear warning of what will happen to any organization that surrenders to the Leftist cultural zeitgeist – at least in its human element.

It leaves nothing but destruction and gravely wounded souls in its wake.

PS -All the comments directed at families above can be equally, if not more forcefully, directed at the Church in the US, which has had a long association with the Boy Scouts.  Is there any moral collapse that will induce pastors, bishops, and/or the USCCB, to finally and unequivocally cut ties?

Yes, I won’t hold my breath.

Alliance Between islam and Leftism, and Other Scenes from the Culture Wars January 26, 2017

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I had found most of these on my own, but commenters also shared all the the videos below.  Sorry if they’re repeats for many of you, but these videos are good enough to share again on the off chance some haven’t seen them.

As I said, they’re very good, BUT – as they feature today’s Left, they have to be filled with foul language, immodest displays, and rank idiocy.  The first is the best, and demonstrates something I’ve been hypothesizing for years: the Left will not fight islam, but will eagerly be subsumed into it as simply another militant anti-Christian muslim entity.  Christianity is the Left’s most ancient and hated foe – all other considerations must pale before that.  And, honestly, even though they have used hedonism to attack and undermine Western society, most leftists would be perfectly happy under a strict moral code imposed by a tyrannical religion – so long as that religion is not Christianity.

I don’t know what else could prove Leftism as a creation of satan better (again, language and content warning, do not watch near children):

That chick shouting the islamic call to prayer has done that many times before.  Her intonations were spot on.  Scary.

On a brighter side, a Trump supporter called “Big Joe” carpet bombs participants in the “Women’s March” with 2000 lb truth bombs.  I think there’s a little bad language here but generally it’s just annoying leftism, ad hominems, and a complete inability to respond to real, hard, factual argument:

I really cannot stand to see/hear people just shouting over each other.  It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

So here is another, someone put together a spoof mashup of Star Trek (TOS) and Ashley Judd’s totally unhinged, absolutely freaked out rant at the feminist march in DC.  It’s pretty funny, but again, I’ve got to provide a warning, another Leftist with a potty mouth.  Frankly, you can get the same effect from this video by watching the first 30 and last 60 seconds, and skip most of the rant, which  I would only watch if you enjoy displays of people very much all aboard on the kray-kray-train.  I mean, this chick is just straight up nuts:

Did you ever see that movie “Bug” she was in.  She plays a lady who meets a guy, and together they descend into madness.  I don’t recommend it.  But after watching this, I have to conclude, she didn’t have to act much for that part.

Finally, another bit from Steven Crowder, this time, presenting Planned Murderhood in an all too realistic light.  This is pretty ribald, but no bad words, thankfully:

There has been an explosion of really good conservative commentary on Youtube in the past year.  Crowder, Watson, Kennedy, McIIIIInnes, Yiannopoulos, Dr. Joel Peterson……..lots of excellent resources.  These folks are also much more combative and relatively immune to the Left’s usual tactics – crying racist, sexist, homophobic, etc., to all their opponents.  IOW, the politics of personal destruction, and all that.

Anyhoo…….maybe you’ll find something worthwhile in these vids.