THE WEAPONS OF APOLLYON: Destruction Through Hypocrisy

This is the first in what I plan to be a series of posts intended to help us identify (and thus, avoid) the weapons of Apollyon.

Of all the weapons Apollyon uses to destroy, hypocrisy is among the most poisonous.  But why is that? Continue reading “THE WEAPONS OF APOLLYON: Destruction Through Hypocrisy”

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I Refuse To Fight On The Side Of Apollyon Any Longer!

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I became politically aware when I started my last two years of college.  I set out to earn a law degree, but I did not want to take the usual path most people were taking at the time by starting with a political science degree.  Instead, I chose to study the foundations of the law and society, so I earned a degree in both philosophy and sociology.  I suppose that’s what woke me up to the injustices in our society, but also to the need for consistent principles in trying to deal with them.  For me, the only source offering anything that even resembled rational consistency was the political right, or ‘Conservatives.’  Oh, if only I had also studied political science and history, as well.  Maybe then I might have come to the conclusions I have reached a little sooner — but I didn’t.  Instead, I fell into a trap that, at that time, I couldn’t see because I didn’t even know it existed.  It wasn’t until about seven years ago that I found the key that opened my eyes.  Now?  Now I see exactly what is going on, that I am guilty of being part of it, and that — if I want to make amends for my part in all of it — I can no longer continue playing the game. Continue reading “I Refuse To Fight On The Side Of Apollyon Any Longer!”

Trump And His Supporters To John Quincy Adams: We Reject You!

When Trump and his supporters reject Cruz for urging people to vote their conscience, they also reject the words of one of our most faithful and longest-serving founders:

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.”

— John Quincy Adams Continue reading “Trump And His Supporters To John Quincy Adams: We Reject You!”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Unless There Is A ‘Turning Point,’ The Past Must Be Our Guide

“I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.

— Patrick Henry

When we try to determine what will happen in the future, or evaluate what a given person tells you they plan to do in the future, we should always let the past govern our judgment.  This is because the past is not only our best, but our only guide to the future.  If something has always lead to a given result in the past, then we have absolutely no reason to expect it will end any differently in the future (socialism is the perfect example: no matter what the form, it always collapses within a generation).  The same applies to individuals: if their past shows a pattern of deception and/or broken promises, then we should just assume they will continue that pattern in the future.  Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Unless There Is A ‘Turning Point,’ The Past Must Be Our Guide”

Trump Is Telling World Cruz Is Correct To Distrust Him, But Trump Supporters Refuse To See Anymore Than Obama’s Or Hillary’s

My last post explained how logic dictates that those Trump supporters who booed Cruz for urging people to vote for those who will uphold the Constitution actually demonstrated they do not care about principles, the rule of law or the Constitution.  I caught a lot of hate for saying that, but I was correct.  Trump and the majority of his supporters do not care about the Constitution or the rule of law.  That means they are no different from the Democrats — none!  But — this time — before you tell me how wrong I am — understand that it is Trump saying he does not care about the Constitution!  Here’s the story: Continue reading “Trump Is Telling World Cruz Is Correct To Distrust Him, But Trump Supporters Refuse To See Anymore Than Obama’s Or Hillary’s”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: Trumpeters Booing Cruz An Admission They Are No Different Than Hillary Supporters

Folks, let’s be clear: Hillary Clinton is an un-indicted criminal who will not be prosecuted simply because the political apparatus in this country is corrupt beyond repair.  That said,Trump is not the answer, either, and the reaction of Trump supporters to Ted Cruz’s speech last night proves it.  Here’s how logic dictates that this is true. Continue reading “LESSONS IN LOGIC: Trumpeters Booing Cruz An Admission They Are No Different Than Hillary Supporters”

APPLIED LOGIC: The Tyranny In Glenn Beck’s Words

Before I address some glaring contradictions in the things Glenn Beck has been telling his audience about Mormonism and Islam, I want to stress this point once more:

I do not ‘hate’ Glenn Beck.  I still find value in the things Glenn Beck brings to the public discussion.  I just believe that someone has to offer sound rebuttal to his spiritual blindness and logical inconsistency.

So, with that said, let’s discuss Beck’s position on his religion and that of Islam. Continue reading “APPLIED LOGIC: The Tyranny In Glenn Beck’s Words”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: A Person’s Actions Outweigh Their Words

This is a basic principle for anyone who seeks to live a  rational and self-disciplined life.

I have written that reason dictates we should take people at their word.  However, in that blog post, I also provided a condition to this rule.  When a persons actions contradict their words, it may be cause to disregard what they say in favor of what they do.  However, as with most things, there are conditions to this rule, as well. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: A Person’s Actions Outweigh Their Words”

PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES: WARNING! Failed Coup In Turkey Is Harbinger Of The Beginning Of The End!

I know that People have been saying the end is near since before Christ ascended into heaven.  So I know the natural tendency is to dismiss the warnings and label those who sound them as ‘crack pots.’  But before you do this with me, please read this post.  Things are different this time.  For the first time in history, we have been given the keys to understanding the prophecies which the Lord sealed.  If you know those passages, then you know that this is the last generation.  Please, I beg you, read this post all the way through, and do not take any of it lightly.  If you do, you just might find that what the world has always thought was crazy people reading things into vaguely worded fairy tales are actually supernaturally accurate prophecies of the times in which we are living today! Continue reading “PROPHECY IN THE HEADLINES: WARNING! Failed Coup In Turkey Is Harbinger Of The Beginning Of The End!”

FORMS OF TYRANNY: ‘Labeling’ Is A Form Of Tyranny

This post is about something which took me my entire life to understand, and with which I am still struggling.  Knowing something is wrong and training yourself to undo life-long habits so you do not do it are two entirely different things.  It also does not help that this is a rather complicated issue.  This is why I ask that the reader please stay with me, so that I can explain it to the best of my ability before you draw any conclusion.  This is all I can ask, but I hope you’ll give me a fair hearing as this is an important issue — especially in the times in which we now live. Continue reading “FORMS OF TYRANNY: ‘Labeling’ Is A Form Of Tyranny”

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: Definitions Are Fixed

From my blog on Natural Law, The Road to Concord:

A fundamental principle of Natural Law is that definitions are fixed.  Once a thing is defined, it does not change.  If it does, then it is not the definition that has changed, but the thing itself, in which case, the definition is still fixed, it just no longer applies to that thing.  While this may sound confusing, it is not.  And while it may not seem important, it is imperative to everything we do.  Please allow me to explain. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: Definitions Are Fixed”

PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Until Their Actions Contradict Them, You Must Take People At Their Word

This is a basic principle for anyone who seeks to live a  rational and self-disciplined life.

We should take people at their word.  When we hear someone tell us they are going to do something, we should never dismiss what they are telling us.  Always assume they are telling you the truth and mean what they say. Continue reading “PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING A RATIONAL LIFE: Until Their Actions Contradict Them, You Must Take People At Their Word”

Trump Is Proving My Assessment Of Him Correct –He’s A Hitler In The Making!

I have said that I cannot support Trump because he has to many similarities with Adolf Hitler (the 1930’s Hitler — before he started WW II).  Well, if you are a Trump supporter, you are not going to be happy with this post, either.  That is because, the longer we watch him, the more Trump has proven that my concerns are warranted (or as Trump would say, he keeps proving me right).  Have you seen this yet? Continue reading “Trump Is Proving My Assessment Of Him Correct –He’s A Hitler In The Making!”

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: ANYONE Who Appeals To ‘Crisis Or Emergency’ As A Reason To Suspend Rights Is A Tyrant!

From my other blog, The Road to Concord:

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If we are to be free and self-governing, we have to understand something: liberty is not safety!  In fact, a free people will never be a safe people.  This is because there will always be people looking to enslave those who are free.  Those who seek to rule over others are tyrants — period!  There is no “yes, but:” they are tyrants and all tyrants are enemies to liberty, and to mankind in general.  Which brings us to another hard fact we need to accept:

ANYONE — and this means ANYONE who appeals to some ‘crisis’ or ’emergency’ as a justification for taking away the rights of free individuals is a tyrant! Continue reading “PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: ANYONE Who Appeals To ‘Crisis Or Emergency’ As A Reason To Suspend Rights Is A Tyrant!”

The Five

This is a post from a friend of mine.  He owns The Rio Norte Line blog.  While TRNL is more politically focused than I am, with this post, my friend is right in line with the theme of The OYL.  I urge you to give it a read…because he is correct!

“What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.”

~ Mahatma Gandhi

What follows is less than a scholarly tome. It is an accumulation of thoughts gleaned from a lifetime of personal observation and study, so I only propose it as something to think about. Continue reading “The Five”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: How To Spot The Insanity Sweeping The Western World

The attack in Nice, France was an act of Jihad by a devout Muslim — period!  Anyone who disagrees is either ignorant, part of the greater Jihad or a victim of the insanity which has gripped the Western world for nearly a century, if not more.  I was listening to Glenn beck, who wrote the book, “It is about Islam,” and former CIA analyst, Buck Sexton. Both of these men claim to be experts on Islam.  Sexton was even part of the CIA effort to protect this nation against Islamic terrorism.  Yet, for all their knowledge, both of these men remain ignorant of Islam.  The problem is it is not innocent ignorance, but a willful ignorance.  This means they are caught up in the insanity that is destroying the Western world, and all because we have forgotten how to apply something as simple as a definition.  So, for the nth time, I want to try to explain how this works so you can share it with anyone you encounter who has also been seized by this insanity. Continue reading “LESSONS IN LOGIC: How To Spot The Insanity Sweeping The Western World”

LESSONS IN LOGIC: Factual To Claim Obama Is Intentionally Stoking The Flames Of Racial Strife!

This post is a simple lesson in applied logic.  It is intended to show that Obama is intentionally trying to cause racial strife in America.  Here is how logic tells us this is a fact, and not just an ‘opinion:’

First, you need to know some facts.  By ‘fact,’ I mean things that actually are and cannot be disputed, debated or ignored.  In this case, I am going to present you with the official FBI statistics on violent crime broken down by the race of the offender and the victim.  You’ll find this information here:

CRIME IN THE UNITED STATES, 2013

Next, we look at some charts that give us a picture of the same information according to the DOJ:

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And then there is this:

The real racial bias: Cops more willing to shoot whites than blacks, research finds

“In other words,” wrote James and her co-authors, “there was significant bias favoring blacks where decisions to shoot were concerned.”

[This means the police were less likely to shoot at blacks, not more likely.]

The Color of Crime

Major Findings

  • The evidence suggests that if there is police racial bias in arrests it is negligible. Victim and witness surveys show that police arrest violent criminals in close proportion to the rates at which criminals of different races commit violent crimes.

  • [This means the police arrest people in direct proportion to who is committing the most crimes, so, if they are arresting more blacks, then more blacks are committing crimes.]

Now we make some simple observations:

Blacks are killing whites in disproportionate numbers.

Whites are killing blacks at a lower percentage than we would expect just from a statistical spread (blacks are 12% of the population, but whites are committing violent crimes against blacks at a rate of less than 11%).

OBAMA KNOWS ALL OF THIS!

He is the President, the FBI and DOJ work for him, and he gets their briefings.  Therefore, we should assume Obama knows these numbers.  And if he doesn’t, then we can still hold him accountable and act as though he does — because he should.  It is his job to know!

Finally, we apply simple logic:

If the President makes public statements that give the impression that the police are racist, or that whites are racist, HE IS LYING!  It is not his ‘opinion.’  HE IS LYING!

Why can we say this?  Because, unlike the average person, Obama has the facts.  As President, Obama knows that the actual evidence from his own FBI and DOJ does not support his claim!  This means, when he says there is evidence of racism in the police force, or the white population in general, he is intentionally lying.

Now, if a person goes on national television and intentionally makes remarks that give people the impression that the police are racist, or that all whites are racists, he is intentionally fanning the flames of racial strife.  Folks, that is illegal!  According to U.S. law, it is called inciting or attempting to incite a riot and/or violence and, if we were not dealing with a President who hides behind the color of his skin, this could also link Obama directly to the deaths of any officer or white murdered by blacks as a result of Obama’s words.  But then, that would only apply in a nation where the rule of law reigns supreme.  Sadly, under Obama, this is no longer the case.  Under Obama, we live by the rule of men, not the law.

Oh, one other logical observation.  When you live under the rule of men, and a black man is in charge, and this same black man is claiming that whites are the source of the social violence in that society and then uses the law against whites, then you do have racism on your hands, BUT THE BLACK MAN IS THE RACIST!  Remember, Obama is one of the very same black men who told us you cannot be racist if you do not have power.  Well, white do not hold the power in this country anymore.  The President and Attorney General — the two most powerful law enforcement officers in the country — are both black.  So, by Obama’s own definition (before he was elected President), he is a racist.  But again, this only applies in a lawful society, where the rules of logic still apply.  Again, under Obama, this is no longer a lawful society…

[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]

Warning People Is Not ‘Defeatism’

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Lately, I have had a lot of people commenting that they think I am being a defeatist, and many of them are personal friends of mine.  Well, I’d like to share my point of view for a moment.

First, I am a Christian; a Christian who is trying hard to actually live the teachings of his faith instead of just claiming the name of Christ as though it were some magic cloak that will cover all sins.  It doesn’t, and it won’t.  So, while I pay attention to politics, I no longer place my trust in men.  I did that for far too long, as have most the rest of us.  Look where it has gotten us.  This year, we will chose between a corrupt politician and a corrupt businessman.  Either way, depending on our own wisdom has left us where we will knowingly vote for someone who know to be corrupt in hopes that they will end the corruption.  Well, I might be going way out on a limb here, but I think this is a mark of insanity.  This is why I have decided to actually live my faith and place my trust in God — just like our original founders did.

Now, before I can live my faith, I have to learn what it actually teaches me.  So I have not just been reading the Bible, but I have been studying it — hard.  I have been learning about the ancient Hebrew culture, and their language.  And I have been studying the nations which surrounded ancient Israel.  One of the things I have found is a pattern which repeats over and over throughout the record of God’s people.

First, God stands His people up, and places them in a nation where they can grow prosperous.  Then He protects them, and they become prosperous.  But, eventually, they start thinking they are the source of their own prosperity.  When this happens, they turn away from God.  God is patient, and He starts to warn them, but they usually ignore the warnings.  However, God is also perfect justice so, eventually, He passes judgment on them by turning them over to their own sinful desires.  When that happens, we always destroy ourselves.  Sometimes, however, when God’s people have become wicked enough, God actually sends others to destroy them.

Either way, the Lord wipes away the evil so that only the few who have been trying to cling to Him and His ways remain.  Then He rebuilds from out of this remnant.  If we read the Bible, we will find that it constantly tells us to remove the evil from among us.  This is the reason for the death penalty in Scripture.  It is like pulling weeds so they do not take over the garden.  And when God destroys His people, that is a lot like when a forest fire clears away the dead growth so that new growth can spring up and renew the forest.

Now, I do not know whether or not God is going to save this nation.  He may not.  After all, Israel is the eternal seat of God’s thrown on earth forever, and we are not Israel.  All I know is that the signs suggest we have past the point where a just God must give us over to the consequences of our infidelity.  There is nothing I can do about this.  Either God will save us out of the ashes or He won’t.  Even if He does, I may not survive what is coming.  It could be that none of us will.  All I know for sure is that Scripture is clear as to what I have to do.  If we see danger coming and we do not warn others, then their blood will be on our hands.  But if we see the danger and we warn them but they do not listen, then we are free from guilt.  So I do my best to warn those who will hear the message so that they may have time to turn back to the Lord in time to be saved before it is too late.  For after all, what is the span of this lifetime compared to that of eternity?

So, for me, there is no defeatism — just a realignment of what I consider to be a victory.  I will warn those who will listen, and urge those who already hear to cling tightly to the Truth.  I will live as Scripture commands me and leave the result to God — as Scripture tells me to do.  And I will trust God and His plan.  If I do this, then no matter what happens here in this world, I am assured a part in the final victory.  Now, if you call this defeatism, then so be it.  Just understand one last thing:

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[NOTE: I no longer think of my voice as anything special.  There was a time when I believed I had something important to say, but not so much these days.  I write now because I feel driven to do so.  Something inside me will not let me rest until I post the pages you just read.  I’d just as soon not bother anymore.  It all seems like no one is listening and I do more harm than good.  So I have come to trust that whatever it is driving me has all this under control.  Personally, I believe it is God, but others may not.  All I ask is that, if anything I write helps you, or you think it might help others in any way, please, share this page.  Re-blog it, share it on FB or send the link to your friends.  So long as you feel it will do more good than harm, then please, use this page however you wish.  Thank you.]