Monday, December 2, 2019

For a Democracy to Function -- Ideas

For a democracy to function, there must be a free exchange of ideas. Leftists do not believe in this. For the leftist, the consent of the governed and the opinions of the voters must be manufactured through the use of propaganda and the censoring and punishment of wrong-think. The propaganda and censorship is everywhere. It begins in preschool and continues throughout one’s education. Leftist­-approved correct-think is provided in every format—television, movies, books, magazines, video games, and even in standardized test questions. Expressing wrong-think is dangerous, physically and financially.

The result is massive censorship even though the US is a “free” society where speech is “protected.” However, in the surveillance systems being imposed worldwide, only leftist speech is protected; rightist speech is ruthlessly suppressed.” I am sorry, Sir. Your card has been declined because of your political views. I am afraid we’ll be closing your bank account too. Consequently, the dissident right must meme, troll, write books “in a mood of revelry and laughter,” and speak in code. This is something Straussians understand. This fact gets to another reason that leftists hate democracy; censorship of wrong-think cannot be enforced in the privacy of the voting booth.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

For a Democracy to Function -- Fair Play

For a democracy to function, there must be fair play. Leftists do not play fair; as noted, they cheat. Everywhere you look, in leftist states and enclaves, the voting rules are skewed toward cheating. Laws are passed allowing paper and mail-in ballots that are easily manipulated, voting machines that are easily hacked, ballot harvesting on election day and night and over-night, the use of erasable pencils in voting booths, voting without the need for voter ID, and more. Aside from rules which destroy the integrity of the ballot, leftists cheat outright: “voters” are bused from one polling place to another, ghost polling places are set up, ballots are cast by the dead and by illegals, loyalists cast the correct votes for an entire nursing home, and so on. Immigration, too, is a method of stuffing the ballot box.

If cheating does not work, the leftists will keep changing the rules until the vote is forever a leftist vote. The “jungle primary” is a good example of how the voting rules can create a one-party state. See California and Louisiana. Vote splitting is another method of not playing fair. The creation and support of alternative parties to split the rightist vote is common in Europe. In the US, evidence supports the conclusion that the Libertarian party was formed by leftists to siphon off votes from the Republican Party to enhance the chances of a leftist victories. And vote splitting works: see for example the 2018 midterm elections. Pretend Republican candidates are also run who immediately switch parties upon being elected. Expanding the franchise is another tactic, be it giving the vote to felons or “Irish voters” who live someplace other than Ireland. There is no fair play among the leftists; voting is just a mechanism for the exercise and accrual of raw power.


Thursday, November 21, 2019

White Slavery?

More whites were brought as slaves to North Africa than blacks brought as slaves to the United States or to the 13 colonies from which it was formed. White slaves were still being bought and sold in the Ottoman Empire, decades after blacks were freed in the United States.

Thomas Sowell

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

How Can Wrong Be Right?

The father who carefully protects and guards his virgin daughter’s ears from every polluting word takes her to the theater himself, exposing her to all its vile language and attitudes….. How can it be right to look at the things that are wrong to do? How can those things which defile a man when they go out of his mouth not defile him when going in through his eyes and ears?

Tertullian

Saturday, November 16, 2019

People Need To Think About What They Wear

Most American would be quite embarrassed to be seen in public in their underwear. Yet, they think nothing of relaxing at a poolside in swimsuits that are no less revealing. And don’t we Christians generally follow right along with our culture? We appear in public in swimwear that would have shocked even non-Christians only 50 years ago [from 1989 publishing]. Yet because our swimwear is acceptable to the modern conservative community, we think nothing of it.

David W. Bercot, Will the Real Heretics Please Stand Up: A New Look at Today’s Evangelical Church in the Light of Early Christianity, pg.30-31

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Ladies, Watch What You Wear

Luxurious clothing that cannot conceal the shape of the body is no covering at all.  Such clothing, clinging close to the body, takes the body’s shape and adheres to the flesh. It outlines the woman’s figure, so that the whole shape of her body is visible to spectators, even though they cannot actually see the body itself…. Such clothing is meant for looking, not for covering.

Clement of Alexandria.

Friday, November 8, 2019

The Wrong Idiom

We use a most unfortunate idiom when we say, of a lustful man prowling the streets, that he “wants a woman.” Strictly speaking, a woman is just what he does not want. He wants a pleasure for which a woman happens to be the necessary piece of apparatus.

C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves, p.134

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Word Weapons

"Homophobia" and "transphobia" are junk-science scare terms designed to end rational dialogue and debate, and instead to promote censorship and reeducation camps, possibly even setting the stage for future psychiatric commitment through suggestion of mental illness.

Robert A.J. Gagnon, posted on Facebook by Mike Adams.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Today's Culture

The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

George Orwell

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Real Islam

Muslims are not taught to be at peace with unbelievers but to struggle relentlessly to bring them under Qur'anic rule. Just as the communists sometimes followed a policy of peaceful coexistence when it seemed convenient, Muslim aggression may be more apparent at some times than at others, but the underlying struggle is unrelenting.

Phillip E. Johnson, The Right Questions: Truth, Meaning & Public Debate, pg.183

Friday, October 18, 2019

Humpty-Dumpty World

There was a time when words had meaning. Not anymore. Words are what the Left says they are. They are so concerned about freedom of speech that whenever a conservative shows up to speak, they have to come out in force to ensure that conservative will never have the opportunity to open his mouth and say something they don’t agree with.