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”

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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.]

 

LESSONS IN LOGIC: FBI Director’s Statement Proves He Is IRRATIONAL!

In case you have not heard, the FBI Director has said “No Reasonable Prosecutor Would Bring Case Against Clinton.”  This statement proves he is irrational, and here is the evidence:

First, here is the story:

FBI Director: ‘No Reasonable Prosecutor Would Bring’ Case Against Clinton in Email Scandal

Now, please follow me for a minute.  Before Comey said they will not charge Hillary, he said this:

Comey said it was determined that 110 emails in the Clinton probe included classified information “at the time” they were sent or received and eight contained “top secret” information.

Dear reader, this was a statement of fact.  The FBI director said they have evidence that these 110 emails contained classified information.  What he did not say, but is also fact is that these 110 emails were found in the emails Clinton deleted.  You must understand what this means!

It is illegal to keep classified material on a private server.  Heck, it is illegal to have such material  outside of approved governmental, period!

It is illegal to send unsecured emails containing classified information.

It is illegal to destroy (i.e. delete) government documents.

It is illegal to conduct official government business without documenting your actions and preserving those documents.

All of this is a matter of law.  This means they have 440 counts they can prove against Hillary, and this is according to Comey’s own words!

First, intent is irrelevant.  You can break a law and go to jail without even knowing the law existed.  There are many people currently in prison who prove this is the case.  So dismiss Comey’s claim they need intent.  That is a lie.

All that should matter to a prosecutor is the evidence.  If you have evidence that 110 emails were involved, that is 110 charges there.  Then you have 3 other laws that were broken in the process, which generate another 330 individual charges (you get charged for each count, people).  Evidence means you can pursue a conviction.  What’s more, this is just the case for these 110 emails.  Comey actually said they have evidence that Hillary broke other laws, as well.  Now, with all of this available to them, how does one then say that no ‘reasonable’ prosecutor would charge Hillary?  The answer is simple: either Obama told Comey to give Hillary a pass, therby giving Obama cover, or Comey is irrational (because, clearly, he does not know what rational means).

Now, we all know that Bill was just talking about grand kids with the Attorney general, and that Obama is as clean as the driven snow — the media says so all the time.  Therefore, we are only left with one alternative: Comey is irrational.

Now, when will the Congress remove him?

BTW: in case you have ever wondered what it looks like to live in a country ruled by a corrupt, one-Party dictatorship, you are looking at it right now!  If this were not the case, the Republicans would be impeaching people, de-funding the Executive branch, removing judges, holding real hearings, and taking all sorts of other legal action aimed at preserving the Constitution — but they aren’t.  They just put on a good show while voting for the Democrat agenda.  That, dear reader, is one Party rule!

ADDENDUM
It may be that FBI Director, Comey, is as truthfully-challenged as the rest of this administration:

Peak FBI Corruption? Meet Bryan Nishimura, Found Guilty For “Removal And Retention Of Classified Materials”

What is shocking is that the FBI director was clearly ignoring the US code itself, where in Section 793, subsection (f),”Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information“, it makes it quite clear that intent is not a key consideration in a case like this when deciding to press charges, to wit:

Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer— Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

What is even more shocking is that according to Comey, “we cannot find a case that would support bringing criminal charges on these facts.”

Well, we did. Here is the FBI itself, less than a year ago, charging one Bryan H. Nishimura, 50, of Folsom, who pleaded guilty to “unauthorized removal and retention of classified materials” without malicious intent, in other words precisely what the FBI alleges Hillary did

This video details a string of people who were prosecuted for doing exactly the same thing the FBI has said they can show Hillary did

And it’s not like this guy knows anything about prosecuting this sort of crime.  I mean, he only did it for a living:

Giuliani: FBI’s Comey Putting Hillary Clinton Above the Law

A criminal defense lawyer says she should have been charged:

Commentary: FBI director’s sleight of hand lets Clinton off the hook

[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.]

July 4th, 1776 — The Birth Of An EXCEPTIONAL Nation!

If you listen to those who claim to know better, they will tell you this is not an exceptional nation.  That it’s founders were just a bunch of old, rich white men looking to preserve their place of privilege.  They will even tell you that the nation was built entirely upon racism and slavery.  Well, this may surprise you, but they are correct!  This is a nation founded by old, rich white men who use racism and slavery to preserve their place of privilege.  But then, we are talking about the nation that Progressives have built, and not the nation which was born on July 4th, 1776.  Now that was an exceptional nation, and the men who founded it were exceptional men, but that nation died long ago.  If you have a moment, I’d like to tell you about that nation, and its founders — so that you will know the truth, and you can compare them to the old, rich white racists who keep you in slavery today so they can live comfortable lives of privilege.

First, you need to understand what I mean when I say that the original United States was an exceptional nation.  This is why knowing the definition of a word matters.  You see, today, the rich old white men who want to hold on to their power would like you to believe that when I say the original United States was exceptional, I am saying they were somehow better than the rest of the world.  They would have you believe that when I say such a thing, I am being arrogant, and looking down on all other nations.  But they are liars.  They know this is not what I mean when I say the United States was born an exceptional nation.  They just don’t want you to know the truth because, if you do, you may see that they are trying to force you back under the conditions that dominated the world before the United States changed it all.

You see, we are too far removed from the world of 1776.  Back then, the ‘rule of law’ and ‘democracy’ were just lofty ideals that people spoke about, but which only applied to the privileged few.  Even in England, the King still had power over Parliament, and the King could and did sell 1/3 of the world’s population to a corporation.  At this time, this was the norm.  Only the elite had rights.  Only the rich, powerful and well connected people had any sense of personal liberty.  Everyone else was a serf: owned by the State, and as easily ignored or discarded as any slave in America ever was.  That is how the entire world lived: under the tyranny of the well-to-do.  But the birth of the United States changed all of this.

The original founders actually believed in the notion that we are all created equal.  They did not believe there should be one set of laws for the well-to-do and another for the ‘commoners.’  They said so in the Declaration of Independence.  And because they looked to God for guidance, and founded this nation on His laws, this was  a nation where the individual’s rights and liberty were to be protected — no matter what his station in society.  In fact, if we would bother to read the Constitution, we will find that it specifically says that, in a legal matter where neither side can prove their case, that matter is to be decided in favor of the poorer man!  That is correct; it is in the Constitution — if you know where to look and what you are reading.  Read the Seventh Amendment.  It guarantees the right of a jury trial by common law.  Well, in 1776, common law dictated that if neither side could make their case, the case was to be decided in favor of the less wealthy person.  This — and many more things just like it — is what made the nation our original founders created an exception to the rule: they created the first nation where the elite would not lord over the common man.  Where the law would protect the common man, and government would exist solely to see that this was done in a fair and impartial manner.  But the rich old white men of today do not want you to know that our founders believed in such things.

Now that we understand that America — as it was originally founded — was an exception to the whole of human history before it, let us look at some other lies we have been told.

First, we have people telling you that the original founders were just a bunch of old, rich white guys.  Well, many of them were old, but not all of them were.  Jefferson was only 33, as were Thomas Stone and James Wilson.  Thomas Heyward was 30, as was Dr. Benjamin Rush.  Heck, Thomas Lynch, Jr. was only 26, and so was Edward Rutledge.  In fact, the average age of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence was only 44!  Now compare that to the average age of the rich old white men in Congress today.  In 2009, the average age in the House was 57 and the Senate was 63!  OK, so exactly how is 44 old, while 57 and 63 isn’t?

But what about the claim that the founders were all rich?  Well, Samuel Adams sure wasn’t.  In fact, he was so poor, when he was elected to Congress, his constituents bought him that red suit you see in his famous portrait — so he wouldn’t embarrass them in Congress!  Jefferson was in debt the majority of his life.  Two were ministers, three were doctors and one was a farmer.  In fact, the majority were either merchants or lawyers, and just as today, not all businessmen and lawyers are wealthy.  So to just assume they were all ‘rich’ is a fallacy.  It simply was not true.  Yes, many were, but then, many were not — especially by our standards of ‘rich’ today.  However, the rich old white guys in Congress today have an estimated net worth of $7 billion dollars!  That is an average of $130 million per person!

We are also told that the original founders were racist slave owners.  Well, it’s true: some of them were racists, and some did own slave — but only 15 of the 56, and of those 15, several wanted to but could not free their slaves because it was illegal for them to do so in their State!  That’s correct.  Several of the men who signed the Declaration and owned slaves wanted to, but could not free their slaves because the laws in their State forbid it.  Thomas Jefferson is one of those men!  This means only 26% of the men who signed the Declaration owned slaves.  This hardly constitutes sufficient cause to accuse the other 74% of being racists!  What’s more, when some of these same men helped to write the Constitution, they used the 3/5th Clause to insure that slavery would eventually come to an end in this country.  Yes!  That’s correct: the 3/5th Clause was not about declaring a black man 3/5 of a white, but about making sure the slave States would eventually be too weak to over-rule the free States in Congress!  What’s more, Frederick Douglas is among those who said so:

Oh, and about Jefferson being a slave owner.  Did you know that in his original draft of the Declaration, he devoted an entire paragraph to the condemnation of the King for forcing slavery on the Colonies, and for refusing to allow the Colonies to end slavery?  It’s true.  You should read it sometime.  Now, compare all of this to the rich white men in Congress today.  They are racists.  They use race as a weapon every day, and they keep minorities enslaved through welfare programs.  By making people dependent upon government, they have put minorities back on the plantation, they’ve just done it in a way that prevents the dependent from seeing they are slaves again.  And don’t for a moment think these people in Congress are not racists.  They are.  The Progressive movement was founded in racism.  Look into Woodrow Wilson, FDR, LBJ and other Progressive icons such as Margaret Sanger.  You will find racism every bit the equal of the NAZI’s, only where the original founders sought to end slavery and make all men equal before the law, our modern founders see racism as a means of perpetuating the new political slavery that keeps them in power.

The truth — the real truth — is that the men who originally founded this nation were largely opposed to slavery, and they eventually changed the attitude of the nation.

The Founding Fathers and Slavery

So who were our original founders?  Well, Paul Harvey gave us this story about them:

 

And we have this:

The Men Who Singed The Declaration Of Independence

Now, if you look this up, the very first thing you will find is a piece by Snopes telling you it is only partially true.  First of all, I find it interesting that this is at the top of the search results.  But more than that, if you read the Snopes piece with a critical eye, you will see that much of what Snopes claims is not true is actually spin by Snopes.  For example: Snopes explains away the founders who lost personal property in the Revolution by saying that sort of thing happens in war.  Snopes also says that the founders who were captured and tortured did not die at the hands of the British.  But neither of Snopes excuses is the point.  Several of the founders did lose property.  Several were tortured.  Some did lose family members in the war.  Others did suffer hardship and loss due to service in the war.  The point is that all of this was because they signed the Declaration.  If they hadn’t, they most likely would have never suffered these losses.  But they did sign, knowing full well that when they did, they would be facing the very real possibility of being hung as traitors.  Now, compare that to the rich old white men in Congress today.  How many of them do anything that puts one penny of their money or one hair on their head in harms way?

This brings us full circle: back to the founders of the new America — the Progressive America.  The nation in which we live today is run by people who do not answer to the very laws they force upon us.  They are above the law.  They only face legal sanction when they fall out of favor with their fellow elites.  Otherwise, they are no different than the lords who ruled over the serfs before 1776 changed the world.  These new elite are still racists, they just hide it behind a mask.  They pretend to be crusading against racism, but look at what they actually do: they label and divide according to the color of your skin.  That, my dear reader, is racism!  And they are also slave owners; they’ve just changed the way slavery is practiced.  They no longer need to burden themselves with taking care of you like masters on old.  Today, they give you just enough to survive, then tell you to vote for them if you want more.  Once they get you into this political plantation, they own you as surely as anyone ever owned slaves in 1776.  And all of this is so the new founders can stay rich and in charge.

No, the original founders were not perfect, but they shot for a perfect ideal of how things should be, and they created a system designed to help us achieve that goal — at least as close to achieving it as humans can come.  By doing so, they showed themselves to be exceptional people, and they created an exceptional nation.  But, alas, that nation is no more, and our new founders do not want you to remember it, let alone remember it as it actually was.  Because, if you do that — if you remember America and her founders as they were, and were meant to be — why then you might just wake up and realize that the old order our original founders broke away from has seized control over us again.  And if we see that they have made us slaves once more, and we can look back at men who built a nation that showed us there is a better way, why we might just do to our new masters what the original founders did to their old ones.  We might just throw off their chains, and then where would those rich old white men in Washington DC be?  What would they do if they actually had to survive on their own merit for a change?

[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.]

LESSONS IN LOGIC: Calling Something ‘Hate Speech’ IS Hate Speech

We live in a society where it is increasingly popular to label something we do not like or want to hear as ‘hate speech.’  Then we seek to silence it based on the assumption that ‘hate’ should not be allowed.  The problem with this line of thinking is that it is actually worse than hate speech.  Not only is it a sign of hate in itself, but it is an actual action, which is far more harmful than mere words.

There was a time when the political Left in this country would have defended free speech.  They would have fought any attempt to censor someone as a violation of their rights.  But this was back when the political Left was weak; a minority force in the body politic.  This is no longer the case.  The political Left, or Progressivism, has now reached a parity with those who still seek to preserve the original principles and ideals of this nation: namely the preservation of individual rights and liberties.  Now that Progressivism has gained a position of power, it seeks to do what it always does — silence any and all opposition!

Historically, when trying to destroy a Judeo/Christian based Western society, this spirit of Progressivism has sought to do so by using some supposed claim of moral superiority.  This is why they argue the collective over the individual: because ignorant and improperly educated individuals will usually accept the fallacy that the good of the whole outweighs that of the few or the one.  This may be true in a society where the State is the only entity with rights, but in a society of free and self-governing people (i.e. individuals), it is a lie!  How can one argue for the protection of a minorty’s rights such as those of the LGBTV community while trampling on the rights of the individual?  How much smaller a minority can there be than the single person?  So, if someone is willing to trample on an individual’s rights in the name of protecting the rights of a ‘minority group,’ then they have demonstrated they don’t really care about minority rights at all.  That person is  furthering another agenda; a hidden agenda which is actually counter to the rights of every individual but the person pushing the protection of what is — in reality — a politically favored class of people.  This, my dear reader, is class warfare, and it has nothing to do with liberty.  It is all about control.

So, how is class warfare connected to the accusations of ‘hate speech?’  To understand the connection, you have to understand the process of the Progressive.  In other countries, where the people do not come from a tradition of individual rights and liberties,, those who seek to control others can simply do so at the point of a gun.  But where the people once embraced individual rights and liberty, it is not so easy to just take over.  So Progressives devised a strategy of taking over a little piece at a time.  They have been following this strategy for over a century, and, now, they are powerful enough that they can finally start exerting overt force over the people.  But they must silence any and all opposition to do so.  Otherwise, voices such as mine might expose them for what they are: despots and tyrants!

Therefore, once they have the power to enforce it –as they do now — Progressives will start to label voices such as mire as ‘hate.’  They will call it ‘racist,’ or ‘xenophobic‘ or whatever they need to make it seem like they are taking the moral high ground.  then they will use this assumed position of moral authority as an excuse to silence people because, after all, no one believes that people should be allowed to hate.  But look at what they are doing.  Because they hate people being free to live their own lives, they are willing to silence, imprison and even kill them.  How is that not actual hate?  How is it not hate to tell someone else they cannot think for themselves, or say what they think?  It seems to me that this is part of the very definition of hate — at least in connection to politics and liberty.

When they  label something as ‘hate’ and then make it illegal, they are actually saying they have a right to control every aspect of who you are.  You see, your most basic right is the right to your own self; to who you are.  This is your free will.  It is what you think, believe and feel.  This is a Natural Right which cannot be morally or justly taken from you.  Anyone who tries to do so is actually saying they own you.  After all, if they claim the power to tell you what you can and cannot think — if they claim the power of controlling thought crime — then they are claiming they have complete ownership of you!

So, if we are for silencing ‘hate speech,’ how can we say we are against slavery?  How much more can one claim to own another person than claiming the right to tell them what they can and cannot think or say?  And how, then, is it not hate to claim we not only own a person, but also their entire being — even their free will? 

The conclusions are simple.  Either we fight anyone and everyone who seeks to silence free speech, or we concede that we really do not have a problem with slavery — just so long as we are one of the masters…

[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.]

DEFENDING THE LANGUAGE: The Definition Of Xenophobia

If you have been reading anything political on Face Book or the blogosphere, you no doubt have seen the claim that those who are concerned about the changes being forced on their society by Islamic immigrants are ‘xenophobic.’  But are they?  Or do the people making these charges hiding something?

Full Definition of xenophobia

  1. :  fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign

On the surface, it might seem that the definition fits and that the people making these charges are correct, but surface appearances are often wrong!  This is why we must take the time to look deeper, beneath the surface.  When we do, we might find that, if there is xenophobia involved here, it is actually with those making the charges of xenophobia.

The first thing we must ask ourselves is do the people opposing the forced immigration of Muslims fear the people, or the effects that come with them?  I would hazard to guess that anyone who actually takes the time to look into this matter will find that those who oppose the forced importation of Muslims actually oppose the fact that Islam stands in direct opposition to their way of life — to include their laws.  This, then, is not hate or fear, but a natural reaction to what is actually an invasion and attack on their society and government.  To call these people xenophobic would be the same as calling Poland xenophobic for reacting to the German invasion in WW II.  Or, to put it in terms the accusers might better understand, if Brits or Americans are xenophobic for opposing the Islamic invasion of their countries, then the ‘Palestinians’ are xenophobic for opposing the Israelis!

The simple fact of the matter is that the desire to defend one’s nation, culture and way of life is neither ‘fear’ or ‘hate.’  But to attack those who seek to defend themselves may well be.  When a person lashes out at someone defending themselves, their family and their community, we have to consider their motivation.  Are they part of the force attacking that community?  Are they allied with the force attacking that community?  Or do they fear or hate that community, themselves?  I would submit that, in the case of forcing Muslim immigrants upon the West, it is the result of a fear or hatred for the Western way of life.  It is being done by people who have openly said their goal is to “fundamentally change America.”  In this case, that makes the people pointing the fingers the real xenophobes — and that is by definition!  In which case, that means it is not a matter of ‘opinion,’ or ‘interpretation,’ but of fact!

So, the next time you encounter the label of ‘xenophobe’ being hurled at someone who opposes the Islamic invasion of their society (and it is an invasion), ask yourself whether the person making that accusation is just an ignorant fool who does not know what the words means, or are they part of the force that actually wants to destroy the West?  If they are ignorant, maybe you can educate them.  But if they seek to destroy the Western world, then you have found yourself an actual xenophobe (not to mention a justification for those who are opposed to this invasion).

BTW: calling someone a name to silence them is a logical fallacy.  It is called Ad Hominem (or Against the Man).  Ad Hominem is almost always a sign that the person using it has lost the logical argument and has nothing left to use but brute force.  In this case, they are seeking to shame their opponent into shutting up and conceding what is most likely a logical victory.

[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.]

There Comes A Point Where Ignorance Becomes Propaganda, And Propaganda Becomes An Open Attack!

I saw this on FaceBook:

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I responded to this by trying to explain to the person who posted it that the meme is propaganda: it gives a false understanding of the Crusades.  I supported my explanation with numerous links giving the true history of Islam and the Crusades.  Predictably, the guy deleted all but my last comment on his thread.  I’ll share that with you at the end of this post.  First, I want you to see what this person deleted.

The first thing we need to understand is that the Crusades were defensive in nature.  They were a response to an Islamic invasion of Europe.  In other words, the Crusades did not start this fire, they merely poured a little water on it.  How do we know this to be true?  By looking at history free from the twisting of those who wish to paint a distorted picture that suits their political agenda.  For example, if the Crusades started it, then how do we explain this?

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This happened a long time before the Crusades started.  And while the Battle of Tours stopped Islamic expansion into France, it did not stop Islamic attacks on Europe.  The truth is, since Islam first burst forth out of Arabia, it has waged a Jihad against the West on an average of every fifty years:

[NOTE: the video will not post correctly, but you REALLY need to watch it — please]

Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries

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This is a fact!  It is not an ‘interpretation,’ a ‘distortion’ or a falsehood.  It is a matter of historic record that can be verified by consulting these records rather than the history books — which, for the most part, have been written by people who wish to distort the record to further their own political agendas.

The next thing we need to understand is that Islam is what ended Classic Civilization — not the Barbarians!  Islam also started slavery as we know it today.  In fact, Islam was the primary force behind the Viking raids.  The Vikings were looking for slaves to sell to the Muslims.  All of this has been known for more than a hundred years.  It was discovered by a man named Pirenne, who was actually looking at the historic records and not at the history books.  But Pirenne did not have access to modern Archeology.  If he had, it would not have been so easy for people to have dismissed him — as they did.  You see, modern archeology has shown that Pirenne was correct: Islam ended Classic Civilization!

Mohammed & Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy

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Oh, but it gets even better.  The Bible actually predicts that Islam would be the final worldly empire to come against Israelnot a revived Rome!  When we read the Battle of Gog and Megog in Ezekiel, we find that Ezekiel does not use vague wording.  He uses the ancient names of the peoples and regions who will attack Israel in the last battle.  Today, every last one of the peoples and regions he names is Islamic!  But it goes further.  We think the Bible says the four horsemen ride black, red, white and ‘pale’ horses, but this is not what the actual Greek in Revelation says.  It says the fourth horse is ‘chlōros,’ which means pale green!  Why is this important?  have a look:

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Not bad for a prophecy written more than 750 BC.  They named Israel’s end times enemy and even the colors he would claim.  Oh, and then there is this little tidbit:  Muhammad claimed the number 666 for himself and the Qur’an!

[NOTE: for Christians who have been taught differently, before you dismiss my argument about Islam, I ask that you first read through and consider the understanding of Daniels 70 weeks found on this page.]

Then and only then can we start to see the Crusades for what they actually were, and what they were was a defensive reaction to an offensive attack.  If you still doubt me, this might help:

Seven Myths of the Crusades (Myths of History: A Hackett Series)

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There’s more, but the point should have already been made: while the Crusades saw atrocities committed, they were not offensive wars.  They were the direct result of Islam attacking the West!

Now, back to the Face Book post that started all this.  That person eventually deleted all of my comments, even the one I am about to share with you.  This is because those who push lies cannot afford to let the light of truth enter into their discussion.  If they do, they are exposed for what they are: LIARS!

My last comment to this Face Book person was to agree: religion is a problem!  But then, even Christ said this!  Oh, yes, Jesus spoke out against religion.  The Bible actually condemns religion.  But the problem here is that people have never understood the difference between FAITH and religion.  Faith is a sincere belief and trust in God, the One True God.  Religion is man’s attempt to make and control a god; to create their own path to salvation.  But herein lies the problem: there can be only one True faith.  The question one must ask themselves is this:

Of all the religions claiming to offer the path to salvation in this world, which is the only one that says Salvation is offered as a free gift to all those who will accept by admitting they are a sinner in need of a Savior, and humbling themselves enough to allow their Savior to be their Lord and Master? It isn’t Islam, or Buddhism, or Hinduism or any other religion man has created.  It is only the God of the Bible Who has made this offer.  Everything else involves some sort of work, especially ‘works’ which include forcing others to comply.  In fact, the use of force is one of the surest signs you are dealing with a religion and not the One True Faith.

Now, how — exactly — does one reconcile Faith verses a religion which demands forced obedience?  Or better yet, the consequences of ignoring that conflict?

[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.]

The Bleating Of Sheeple Who Refuse To Face Reality

NOTE: I do not wish to be mistaken as directly addressing anyone with this post.  Therefore, I beg the reader to read it as though I were talking to myself aloud.

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How is it that so many people in the West these days refuse to accept reality?  One of the things that confuses me most is how so many people can ignore the threat Islam poses to our society.  They see it — they hear the threats Muslims make — but they tell themselves it isn’t true.  Muslims do not really mean what they are saying.  How often have we seen this in history?  Hitler told people what he was going to do, and no one believed him.  Obama told America he was going to “fundamentally change the nation,” and no one believed him.  Well, both of them did exactly what they promised, and the world suffered, still suffers for having ignored them.  And these are only two such examples of people who told us what they were going to do and yet, we ignored them.  What level of insanity does it take to do that now, when Islam is telling us it will kill the entire world unless the entire world converts?

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In this day and age, there is no excuse for ignorance.  The answers to any question are at our fingertips.  In many cases, they are right there on our phones.  And yet, when you try to educate people about the threat Islam poses to them and their way of life, they tell you that a few ‘nut jobs’ do not define an entire religion.  Or that they do not want to hear from a ‘hater’ or a ‘xenophobe.’  People who say such things have no idea what they are saying.  They are ignorant, and ignorant on a level that defies imagination.  First, the history of Islam is that of conquest.  The Jihad has never stopped.  If people would just read it, they will find that the Muslims have waged war somewhere in the world on an average of about every fifty years:

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Why won’t people read the Qur’an, and the Hadith.  Why won’t they read the official biography of Muhammad’s life, and learn that Muhammad said that he was the example for how all Muslims should live.  Why do people refuse to educate themselves?  If they would, then maybe they would realize it is not ‘xenophobia’ to be concerned about a religion that commands death to all who refuse to convert.  First, a religion is not a race, so ‘xenophobia’ is a fallacious argument to begin with.  It is a deliberate attempt to link a legitimate concern to the manufactured hatred of racism and then treat them as they were the same when they are not.  And the notion that this is all based on hate is equally fallacious.  It is not hate to be concerned about an open threat to kill you.  But there are people who spout these lines about ‘xenophobia’ and ‘hate,’ and assume that it makes the problem go away while — at the same time — placing them on a moral plain about those trying to face reality.  Cowardice!  There is no moral superiority in denying the truth and leveling false accusations against the very people trying to wake up the deaf, dumb and blind!

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I suspect this is the real problem.  It takes actual work to educate yourself.  It’s so much simpler to just go to accept what the government-controlled media tell us and just go to sleep to await our execution.  As long as we have our distractions, our video games, Face Book and all our material luxuries, we do not care that we are paying to import people who have openly said they will convert or kill us.  We just regurgitate the PC mantra the government propaganda mills have told us to say: ‘Bigot,’ ‘Racist,’ ‘Xenophobe,’ Hater!’

Sadly, this leaves me wondering another, far more uncomfortable question: how can such people — those who intentionally chose to remain ignorant and live by emotion rather than reason — how can they be considered human when they are behaving exactly the same as any animal in nature?  I mean, if they are going to behave as sheep in every way — including going dumb to the slaughter, then how are they any different from sheep?  It’s a painful question because the answer is extremely obvious and extremely uncomfortable to accept, but it is a question we should all ask — and an answer we should all face.

When I look at the world and I see people reacting in this way to those who are trying to warn them of danger, I have to fight to keep from weeping.  All I can think is that so many are lost for want of a teacher, but then, that’s not the whole story.  The truth is that so many will be lost for want of having to deal with the way the world really is and not the way we wish it to be…

[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.]

 

 

The Constitution Is NOT What We Should Be Trying To ‘Conserve!’

I’m just going to cut to the chase here: If we want to preserve individual liberty, the Constitution is not what we should be trying to save.  Now, I understand that many people will be quick to dismiss me.  After all, I’m just a blogger.  That’s well and fine, except for one thing: I’m not the one who said that — the founders were!  (But then, what would the founders know about preserving liberty, right?)

You see, the Constitution is just a tool.  It is designed to help us preserve liberty by chaining down the government, but it is still just a tool.  And, like any tool, if you do not understand how to use it properly, it will not work as designed.  Well, America has lost the understanding of how to use the Constitution.  However, rather than re-learn that understanding, we just keep pointing to and citing the Constitution.  As if that will somehow magically teach us what we have forgotten!  We might as well point to the nuclear reactor and cite Einstein and expecting that to teach someone how to operate a nuclear submarine.  The result is going to be the same.

You see, the problem is us: individual Americans!  We have forgotten… No!  That’s not true.  We have rejected the key, the absolutely essential ingredient to making the Constitution work: a sincere belief in and reverence for the Creator!  But again, not my words but the founders’ words.

When we become corrupt, the Constitution will no longer serve to shield us from ourselves.

“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

–John Adams, Address to the Military, October 11, 1798

Corrupt people cannot govern others because they cannot govern themselves.

“Sometimes it is said that man can not be trusted with government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question”.

–Thomas Jefferson, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

So, how does a people keep from becoming corrupt?  Well, if we are to believe the founders, the only way is through religion and a sincere reverence for the Creator:

In the Founders’ Words: The Connection between God, Liberty and the Founding of America

[Why] should not the Bible regain the place it once held as a school book? Its morals are pure, its examples captivating and noble. The reverence for the Sacred Book that is thus early impressed lasts long; and probably if not impressed in infancy, never takes firm hold of the mind.”

…we have a dangerous trend beginning to take place in our education….We’ve become accustomed of late to putting little books in the hands of children containing fables with moral lessons. We are spending less time in the classroom on the Bible, which should be the principle text in our schools. The Bible states these great moral lessons better than any other man made book.

Fisher Ames, author of the final wording for the First Amendment

Let us enter on this important business under the idea that we are Christians on whom the eyes of the world are now turned… [L]et us earnestly call and beseech Him, for Christ’s sake, to preside in our councils. . . . We can only depend on the all powerful influence of the Spirit of God, Whose Divine aid and assistance it becomes us as a Christian people most devoutly to implore. Therefore I move that some minister of the Gospel be requested to attend this Congress every morning . . . in order to open the meeting with prayer.

— Elias Boudinot, Served as President of Congress, signed the Peace Treaty of Paris to end the War for Independence, framer of the Bill of Rights, and respondent to Thomas Paine’s The Age of Reason with The Age of Revelation.

Bad men cannot make good citizens. It is impossible that a nation of infidels or idolaters [Atheists and pagans] should be a nation of freemen. It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains. A vitiated state of morals, a corrupted public conscience, is incompatible with freedom. No free government, or the blessings of liberty, can be preserved to any people but by a firm adherence to justice, moderation, temperance, frugality, and virtue; and by a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles.

–Patrick Henry

I have cited only three of the long list of such quotes from our founders.  I beg you — even if you do not believe — read the rest, and see what our founders actually had to say about the link between God and liberty.

That is what we should be trying to preserve: a sincere belief and reverence for the Creator in as many Americans as possible.

[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.]

We All Live In A Gilded Yello Cage, A Gilded Yellow Cage…

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.

–Samuel Adams

This is one of my favorite quotes, from one of my favorite founding fathers.  However, I think it needs to be updated just a little.  I trust Mr. Adams won’t mind if I re-phrase his words this way:

If you love your stuff more than your freedom, and your safety and slavery more than personal responsibility, leave us.  We do not want your opinion or your help. Cower on your knees as you lick the hand that feeds you.  May your chains not be so heavy that they crush you, and may we all forget that you were ever one of us.

I had one of my Face Book friends tell me that we are not oppressed by our government.  He even challenged me to name one freedom that I have lost.  Dear reader, I cannot tell you how loudly I wanted to tell this ‘friend’ to go home and cower, and that I would do my best to forget that he was ever an American.  Then I realized that he honestly believes that we are as free today as we have ever been — maybe even more so.  That is when I realized just how lost we are.  When an American cannot see the despotism in this nation, then what does it mean to be American anymore?

Well, I know what it used to mean:

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

— Benjamin Franklin

It meant that an American loved liberty more than anything else in this world, even their country, even their own life.  But we do not have liberty any more, nor do we have many Americans.  How do I know that?

 “The right to use a thing comprehends a right to the means necessary to its use, and without which it would be useless.”

–Thomas Jefferson

Well, I do not have a right to use my car without buying permission from the government.  Try driving without a license and a registration and see what happens.

I do not have a right to use my property without buying permission from the government.  Try building or adding on to your property without a permit and see what happens.

I don’t even have a right to earn a living without buying permission from the government; which means I cannot use my labor without buying permission from the government; which means I cannot use my very life without buying permission from the government.  Just try to start and run a business without a license and see what happens.

If you have to get permission, especially if you have to buy that permission, then you do not have a right in it — period!  This means you literally do not have a right to your own life anymore, but then, this nation is too ignorant to understand this.  All they care about is how many likes their picture of their lunch got.

Now, I just gave three examples of liberties we have lost in the past one hundred years or so.  I could easily name many more, but, if these three do not convince you, a hundred more won’t, either.  That’s because we have been seduced into surrendering our liberty in return for promises that are never kept.  And that’s because we’ve become a nation of lazy cowards who want a government parent to fed them and wipe their bottom:

Most men, after a little freedom, have preferred authority with the consoling assurances and the economy of effort it brings.

— Walter Lippmann, hero of the Progressive movement and modern media.

As long as those lording over us keep giving us scraps of bread and keep us entertained, the majority of us will gladly sell our liberty — and that of our neighbor, too — and all for little more than a promise that others will treat us like children.  Well, even if they spoil you, they are still lording over you, and that means you have voluntarily agreed to be their slave.  And this is what they have done: they have built a cage so ‘comfortable’ that we do not see it.  Hollywood called it ‘The Matrix,’ but it is the same thing: a gilded cage.  So long as they feed you, give you your internet and sports, your Face Book and YouTube, you will accept whatever chains they lay upon you.  Well, that’s well and good, but that’s not America, and such people are not Americans.

Now, others may not care, but I wonder what became of those Americans who would rather die on their feet than live on their knees?  Those who would rather accept their chains may be citizens of this country, but they are in no way an Americans.  Such a people may tell me I have not lost my liberty, but they are in no way sane.  That’s because, deep down, they know they are slaves, but they have been convinced they not only have to accept their slavery to get their promised rewards, but they have to defend it, as well.  Now, how can you say a person who knows they are defending a lie for the promise of another lie a sane person?  I can only think of one way you can say such a person could be considered sane, and that is if they are a coward.  But then, that brings us right back to my original assertion: cowards having no business thinking of themselves as Americans.

So, you are still free — but the government can snoop on everything you do.

You are still free, but they can search you without a warrant.

You are still free, but they can take your property without trial or recourse.

You are still free, but they can jail you without charge.

You are still free, but they can force you to accommodate that which you believe to be immoral.

You are still free, but they can keep you from practicing your faith, and living according to your conscience.

You are still free, but they can force you to pay to support foreigners who seek to destroy this nation.

You are still free, but they can force you to pay for murder.

Yeah, you are free…

BTW: that opening quote, in fuller context:

Distinguishing between Patriots and cowards, Samuel Adams, said: “Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, ‘What should be the reward of such sacrifices?’ … If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom…crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”

THINGS GLENN BECK DOESN’T TELL YOU: About His ‘Revelation’ That Christians Are Losing Dominance In American Society (CHRISTIANS NEED TO READ THIS!)

Last week, Glenn recounted a discussion he had with Penn Jillette on his radio show (I believe it was the first hour of his  June 7 show).  In it, Beck explained that Jillette had gone to the ‘Reason Ralley,’ where Atheists and Agnostics discussed how they are the fastest growing religion and will soon be in control of society.  Beck has an admiration for Jillette and it showed in how respectful he was toward Jillette’s position.  However, Beck hit on several important Scriptural subjects that he either isn’t aware of, or chose to ignore.  Either way, I can’t let them pass — especially in the face of how often Beck speaks to his audience about Spiritual matters.

First, Beck and Jillette are both correct: Atheism is a religion.  They are also correct that the Secular Humanists are growing in influence and, soon, they will control the direction of society.  Finally, Beck is correct in saying that this is because there is no apparent difference between those professing to be Christians and those who are either Atheist or Agnostic.  But here is something Beck either missed or ignored.

Esau rejected his birthright.  In fact, he sold it to his brother, Jacob, for a bowl of stew.  Now, many Christians know the story, but there are some important details that get lost in the translation from the original Hebrew.  These details are doubly obscured because of the difference between the Hebrew and Western cultures.  It is all explained in an excellent book, “Esau Rising.”  Therefore, I am going to share the highlights and leave the reader to reference the book for a more in-depth explanation and support of what I am about to explain.

First, Esau’s birthright was not only to his father’s ‘stuff,’ but to God’s blessings and promises to Abraham.  So, because he lacked self-control and discipline, and he sought after his material desires more than the things of God, Esau gave all of that away for a bowl of red soup.  What’s more, the description of Esau at birth, and the soup in this story are all connected to the Hebrew word(s) for red, man and earth.  To the ancient Hebrew, this would have carried an implication of the material world.  Spiritually, this all combines to define Esau as the spiritual father of all those who chose the material world over the Spiritual: the things of men over the things of God.

Next, Isaac blessed Esau, and that blessing was a prophecy — a prophecy to which the Church doesn’t pay any attention.  This is a mistake!  Isaac’s blessing on Esau reads:

“Behold, [a]away from the [b]fertility of the earth shall be your dwelling,
And [c]away from the dew of heaven from above.
40 “By your sword you shall live,
And your brother you shall serve;
But it shall come about when you become restless,
That you will [d]break his yoke from your neck.”

In modern terms, Isaac prophesied that those people who serve themselves (i.e. humanists) would serve those people who serve God (i.e. Jews/Christians) — until the people who serve themselves grow ‘restless.’  At that time, they would ‘throw off the yoke’ (i.e. control) of God’s people and rule over them.  Now, Biblical prophecies tend to repeat.  There is a pattern to them.  So this pattern of humanism dominating over God’s people has happened before, and — as Beck noted — it is happening again today.  What’s more, it is happening for a reason.  Beck sees the symptom, but he either does not understand or ignored the cause.

There is a legal doctrine in this prophecy.  When Jacob assumed the birthright of the first born, he became the Spiritual father of all those who would follow the God of the Bible.  The birth right of the first born not only comes with material blessings, but also with duties.  The first born assumes the duties of the family line.  In this case, this includes the duty to honor and obey God and His commandments.  But the Church has forgotten this.  Rather than remaining a light in the midst of the darkness but set apart (i.e. in the non-believing world, but separate from its ways), it has mixed itself with the darkness (i.e. become like it, like the world).  In the Hebrew culture, it would be understood that, if the first born ignored his duties, then the other children would have a legal claim to the inheritance.  So, in simpler words, because the Church has become like the rest of the world, the non-believers now has a claim over the believers, and are shaking off the believers’ control over society.

Now, there is more to this — and the book does not go into this part of this issue.  Esau took his wives from peoples with whom God said not to mingle.  In fact, he purposely did so, even traveling to his uncle’s land to take his second wife.  His uncle was Ishmael.  Ishmael is the father of the Ishmaelites.  Today, we call them Arabs, and the Arabs gave us Islam.

Esau is connected to the kingdom of Edom and the Edomite people.  Spiritually, these people represent those who reject any and all notion of God.  Ishmael is connected to the kingdom of Moab and the Ishmaelites.   Spiritually, they represent all those who worship false gods. Esau intentionally sought a wife from the Ishmaelites.  Spiritually, this joined the kingdom of Edom with the kingdom of Moab.  Both regions are — today — in the area of Saudi Arabia and Jordan.  And today, with whom is the secular Left joining forces?  With Islam!

Now, those who know there Bible prophecy might recall this part of prophecy:

Ezekiel 35

Prophecy against Mount Seir (Edom)

35 Moreover, the word of the Lord came to me saying, “Son of man, set your face against Mount Seir, and prophesy against it and say to it, ‘Thus says the Lord [a]God,

“Behold, I am against you, Mount Seir,
And I will stretch out My hand against you
And make you a desolation and a waste.
“I will lay waste your cities
And you will become a desolation.
Then you will know that I am the Lord.

Because you have had everlasting enmity and have [b]delivered the sons of Israel to the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, at the time of the [c]punishment of the end, therefore as I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will [d]give you over to bloodshed, and bloodshed will pursue you; since you have not hated bloodshed, therefore bloodshed will pursue you. I will make Mount Seir a waste and a desolation and I will cut off from it the one who passes through and returns. I will fill its mountains with its slain; on your hills and in your valleys and in all your ravines those slain by the sword will [e]fall. I will make you an everlasting desolation and your cities will not be inhabited. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

10 “Because you have said, ‘These two nations and these two lands will be mine, and we will possess [f]them,’ although the Lord was there, 11 therefore as I live,” declares the Lord God, “I will deal with you according to your anger and according to your envy which you showed because of your hatred against them; so I will make Myself known among them when I judge you. 12 Then you will know [g]that I, the Lord, have heard all your revilings which you have spoken against the mountains of Israel saying, ‘They are laid desolate; they are given to us for food.’ 13 And you have [h]spoken arrogantly against Me and have multiplied your words against Me; I have heard it.” 14 Thus says the Lord God, “As all the earth rejoices, I will make you a desolation. 15 As you rejoiced over the inheritance of the house of Israel because it was desolate, so I will do to you. You will be a desolation, O Mount Seir, and all Edom, all of it. Then they will know that I am the Lord.”’

Mount Seir is the mountain of Edom, just as Mount Moria is the Mountain of Zion.  They are interchangeable within themselves (Seir/Edom, Moria/Zion).  So God has sworn to utterly destroy Edom.  Dear read, as of today, that has not happened!  What’s more, if you study Bible prophecy, you will find that there is a prophecy in which God — in the form of Christ — comes from Edom and Moab, the region we know think of as Saudi Arabia, after personally killing everyone there.  Again, as of today, this has not happened.  However, the signs are all there, and those who believe — the remnant who still struggle to keep God’s commandments — they know the season and that time is short.  So, if you do not believe, I beg you, please, seek Him.  Ask Him to reveal Himself to you — while there’s still time.  If you do so, and you believe in your heart, He will reveal Himself to you.  I just pray you will find Him in time….

*****

TO THE NON-BELIEVER: You may think that Bible prophecy is myth, or written so that it can mean anything.  This is not true.  It is actually very clear, and easily understood — once the Lord shows it to you, that is.  The problem is, the Lord intentionally preserved it in a way that makes no sense to those who mock Him.  But to those who seek Him and study His word, the pieces fall neatly together.  Still, the Lord is loving and gracious, and He has left enough of the peaces in the open, for all to see.  The pieces I just explained are but a small part of the story, and they were written thousands of years ago.  yet, somehow, they are just as relevant today as when they were first revealed.  How is that?  How is it that every nation Ezekiel says will be destroyed in the Battle of Gog and Megog is, today, Islamic?  How is it that the four horsemen are red, green black and white — the colors of Islam.  How is it that the order of the power structure in the region centered around Babylon was so accurately predicted 750 years before Christ?  Or that we were told the last empire would be killed off, then brought back to life by the very empire that killed it (Islam, resurrected by the West’s ignorance)?  And there is more — much more.  Please, I beg you: if you truly believe God’s Word is a fairy tale,  ask yourself how it is that all of this was so accurately foretold in the Scriptures?

[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.]

AGENDAS: First, They Make You Believe In Absurdities…

“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”

— Voltaire

What did Voltaire mean by this?  He meant to warn us against demagogues and populists.  Charismatic liars such as these are capable of convincing you to believe things that you know to be wrong.  Once they can convince you to believe an absurdity, it is a small step to convince you to act on it. For example: If I can convince you that gravity has been reversed, then it will be an easy thing to convince you that you will fly instead of fall if you just jump off the top of the tallest building around.  This is why you should reject people who try to convince you that the absurd is actually true and that the truth is absurd.

Now, consider this:

If you hear someone — anyone, even the President — telling you that it does no good to name our enemies for what they are, that is an absurdity.

If you hear someone telling you that it does no good to fight your enemy head-on, that is an absurdity.

If you hear someone telling you that the better course of action is to attack an inanimate thing that does not and cannot threaten you or your family, that is an absurdity.

So, when Obama tells you that it doesn’t do any good to name Islam as our enemy, he is trying to convince you to believe an absurdity.  The reason is in his next claim: that the better course of action is to surrender your right to self-defense.  If you can be convinced that people who have been screaming they want to kill you are not a threat, then he can convince you to surrender your means of defending yourself from them (and him).  That is what Obama is doing.  That is what the political Left in this country has been doing for decades.  They are trying to convince you to believe absurdities so that you will surrender the entire nation’s ability to defend itself from tyrants and murderers.

So, why would our leaders want to disarm us?  Well, there are two answers to that question, because there are two different agendas at work here.

First, when Donald Trump says Obama is actively helping Islam attack America, he is not wrong!  Yes, you read correctly.  Obama is openly committing treason by helping Islam wage war against America.  What’s more, Obama has admitted it on national television, and the facts have also been entered into the Congressional record.  Why doesn’t America see it?  Because we have been convinced to believe in absurdities, and now we are acting on them by ignoring their crimes (Does ‘is’ does not mean ‘is,’ and “oral sex is not sex” ring any bells?  So why would we believe that the Constitution means what it says anymore, either?).

So this is one agenda: Obama is trying to disarm America to make it easier on his Muslim allies.  But there is another agenda.  The Secular Humanists on the Left (Progressives, Socialists, Communists, etc) want to rule over this nation, but they cannot do that so long as we remain armed.  They must take our weapons first.  So they have been trying to convince us that guns kill — not people.  That is an absurdity, but a great many Americans now believe it.  If just a few more can be convinced, then it will be an easy thing for them to convince those same people to surrender the whole nation’s right to self-defense.

Now, I know that many will disagree with me — especially when I say Obama is allied with Islam.  OK, fine.  Answer a few questions for me.

Since Obama was elected, how many Muslims have attacked the citizens of this nation?  And how many times has the government identified those attacks as an act of war against America?

Now, how many times has there been a shooting where the media and government tried to connect the shooter to the ‘Right wing?’  And how many of those times did it later turn out to be a Democrat, a Muslim or even — as in this most recent shooting, a Muslim Democrat?

Finally, in how many of those cases did witnesses report a gun or guns running around shooting people without aid of a human being?  Or a bomb going off without the aid of a human being?

If you are still sane, you know full well that the answers are: The government has repeatedly refused to call attacks on this nation acts of war.  It always tries to pin shootings on the Right.  And there has never been a single case of a weapon running around killing people without some form of human direction.  And yet, how many people refuse to believe this is true?  Those people have accepted the lies: they believe in absurdities.  Now — and be honest — do you trust those people to protect and preserve your rights?  I know I don’t.

So how do we fight this?  Simple: educate yourself.  Learn what is really happening.  Who is doing it.  Why.  And then find the courage to face these realities head on and, most importantly, do not let anyone tell you that you are wrong when you know you’re not.  When you hear someone trying to convince you or others to believe in absurdities, call them out and shine the light of truth on their lies.  Stand, and others will start to rally around you.  But refuse to stand…  Well, if you do that, then you should start praying you never fall into one of the categories of people that the insane who take over deem “less human.”

[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.]

TRUTH: We’re Not At War With Terror; We Are At War With ISLAM!

The West is insane.  Why do I say this?  Because it absolutely refuses to face the realities of this world.  We think a man can be a woman because he ‘feels’ like a woman.  We believe can borrow and spend without limit because nothing bad has ever come from it.  We are convinced that matters of right and wrong are individual values and that the law is subject to retro-active revision based on the needs of the moment. If left unchecked, this insanity will eventually end us, but the good news is we don’t have to worry about any of it.  That’s because Islam is going to end us long before our insanity will.  You see, our insanity has convinced us that we are not at war with Islam, but with an imaginary creation we call ‘Radical’ Islam.  And even then, we are not at war with ‘Radical’ Islam, but ‘Terrorism.’  Well, that’s all lies.  The Truth is this: whether we want to accept it or not, Islam is and has always been at war with the world.  If you disagree, I beg you, keep reading (please, because your life may depend on you knowing the Truth).

Islam is the creation of one man: Muhammad.  Muhammad defines what it means to be a Muslim.  He set the Muslim’s commandments and ordinances, and he provided the example for how all Muslims should live their lives.  How do we know this?  Because the Qur’an says so:

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What Muhammad Actually Said About ‘Muhammad’

Now, let me be as clear as I can on this issue.  Muhammad — not me, Muhammad said that a Muslim who refuses to wage war against non-Muslims is an apostate.  The true believer is to kill that Muslim even before non-Muslims.  This does not mean the apostate is not “Muslim enough,” as some ignorant voices would tell you.  It means that Muslim has broken Muhammad’s commands, thus, moving away from Islam — and the penalty for leaving Islam is death.  This is ALL in the Muslim holy books:

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What MUHAMMAD Actually Said about Muslims Who Disobey Him (or Try to Change/Leave Islam)

Muhammad commanded that all true Muslims must wage war with the entire world until there is only Islam remaining.  Once again, this is not my opinion, but the words and deeds of Muhammad — the man who created Islam:

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What MUHAMMAD Actually Said about Islam and Terrorism

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What MUHAMMAD Actually Said about Islam and Fighting

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What Muhammad Actually Said About Jihad

Again, let me be perfectly clear.  When it comes to fighting all non-Muslims, Muhammad said there is no such thing as a ‘moderate’ Muslim:

ISLAM ACCORDING TO MUHAMMAD: When it Comes to Jihad, their are no “Moderate” Muslims

So, what about the ‘Muslims’ who appear to be peaceful to our Western eyes?  Well, in many cases, Muhammad would tell you they are not Muslims at all, but Hypocrites: people who pretend to be Muslim to avoid the consequences of not converting to Islam.  But it is also possible they are lying to you:

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What Muhammad Actually Said About Lying

FOR TRUTH SEEKERS ONLY: What Muhammad Actually Said About Befriending Infidels

Now, in a rational world, I have just presented enough evidence to condemn Islam — all of Islam!  What’s more, I used its own commandments and the example of its creator to do so.  But this is not a rational world.  No, this world is insane.  We are under a powerful delusion which has convinced us we can alter or re-create an entirely new reality simply by wishing it so.  That, my friend, is the definition of a person who is clinically insane.  Such a person is in need of serious help, but — inexplicably — we aren’t seeking to help them; we’re championing them!  We’re seeking to join, to become one of them!  We are even pushing the most insane among them into leadership positions over us.  That, my dear reader, is insanity — pure and simple.

Here is reality.  Islam is and has always been at war with the world.  Read this book and you will see that Classic Civilization was not ended by the Barbarians as so many of us have been taught.  It was ended by Islam:

Mohammed and Charlemagne

Don’t accept Pirenne’s argument?  Then read the follow up, written with the benefit of recent archeological support for Pirenne:

Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy

Still not convinced?  Think the missing pieces count against the argument?  Fine, read this book — it fills in those ‘missing pieces:’

Jihad in the West: Muslim Conquests from the 7th to the 21st Centuries

And don’t hold to the idea that Islam rescued Europe from the ‘Dark Ages,’ either.  Islam didn’t rescue the West from Christianity or the Dark Ages: Islam created the Dark Ages.  It was Christianity that restored Western Civilization:

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

And the Crusades?  Yeah, they were in direct response to Islamic invasion.  In other words, they were not offensive wars of invasion into Islamic lands, but a defensive response to invasion by Islam into Christian lands.  This is yet another area in history we do not understand because we have been blinded by our insanity.

Even modern science owes its existence to Christianity.  But you have been told stories which teach a very different view of history.  Why?  Insanity!  In some cases, it was because the information we have now was not available to scholars in the past.  In these cases, well meaning people often succumbed to the false teachings of those who had come before them.  But, in most cases, the prevailing beliefs about Islam stem from people who had a hatred for the Judeo/Christian faith and chief among such people are Muslims.

So, the loss of Classic Civilization?  The rampage of the Vikings?  Slavery in America?  That’s right: thank Muhammad and his Jihadis.  It can all be traced directly to Islam.  And, unless we wake up and start to face the reality that we are — once again — in a real life shooting war with Islam, we will — once again — be destroyed by Islam.

OH!  One last thing.  All of this — Islam, its constant war with the West — ALL of it was foretold some 750 years before Christ.  But then, that’s just more fantasy, right?  Well, start giving this site a read and see if you think it’s all just a bunch of fantasy (start with this link, then read this one, and then this one).  You might, but then again, if you are not insane (or the Lord chooses to remove the scales from your eyes), you just might see that this entire post is about one grand story told on the tapestry of human history.

I see what is happening for what it is.  I pray, I beg and plead with the Lord to open your eyes and show it to you as well — while there is still time to turn and repent.

[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.]

LESSONS IN LOGIC: It Is Not The Gun — PERIOD!

Every time a person uses a gun to do violence, we are inevitably barraged with people seeking to use it to trample our right to self-defense.  This is irrational and it is w-a-y past time for us to get past this.  The gun is not the problem — period!  The problem is always the person: either the one using the gun to harm others, or the one using that shooting to do so.  Yes, that’s correct: if you use a shooting to push for gun control, you are as morally culpable as the shooter, maybe more so (because you are harming many times more people).

A gun is an inanimate object.  I can load one and leave it in the street with the safety off and, so long as no one touches it, it will not fire — ever!  And if it never fires, it will never hurt anyone.  So, if you are afraid of guns, that is a phobia, and a phobia is irrational.  There is nothing inherently wrong with having a phobia — unless you cannot control it.  If you have a fear of elevators, you do not suddenly develop a right to push society into eliminating elevators.  The same applies to weapons.  A fear of firearms does not give you a moral imperative to attack them.  In fact, it is just the opposite: attacking the right of other people to own firearms is a moral wrong!  This is because you are attacking their right to defend themselves, which is an indirect attack on their very life.

What’s more, the empirical evidence is undeniable: gun control does not work — period!  No, it does not, and it is time for reasonable people to stop arguing against factual reality.  If gun control worked, Chicago would be a utopia, but it isn’t.  If gun control worked, we would never have a shooting in a ‘gun free’ zone.  So, to all those out there who still insist that gun control is the answer to human nature: GROW THE HECK UP!

The simple truth of the matter is it takes a person to harm another person.  If a person is intent on doing harm, they will find a way to do so.  I like to use the example of a science fiction book I once read.  A mercenary is marooned on an artificial planet.  At the center of this planet is an artificial intelligence that will not allow weapons.  Soon after he arrives, the mercenary gets into a  fight and picks up a chair to use as a weapon.  The AI takes away the chair.  Next, the mercenary uses a pipe or something like that, and the AI takes the pipe.  After a few such instances, the AI realizes the weapon is the mercenary, himself — and it takes him away.

And now you understand the reason behind the death penalty: to remove the evil from among society, and warn those who would consider doing evil of the consequences of doing so…

THE ORLANDO SHOOTING: If You Use It To Push Gun Control, You Should Not Be Allowed To Vote!

Yes, you read that correctly.  What’s more, it is 100% correct:

If you chose to use the Islamic attack in Orlando as an excuse to push more gun control, you should not be allowed to vote!

This is how it works:

We are all born with certain inalienable rights.  Among them is the right to life.  Inherent in a right is the right to defend your rights.  This includes the right to self-defense because, if you do not have a right to defend it, then you do not really have a right to your own life.

Any free and self-governing society is bound to protect and preserve these inalienable right.  This includes the rights of people with who you disagree.  If you have a right to live, so do they.  If you have a right to speak, so do they.  In fact, anything you claim a right o must be fully reciprocal, otherwise, it is not and cannot be a right!  And if it is fully reciprocal, then you have a duty to protect it for others — especially when you do not like them!  Therefore, if you wish to have your rights protected and preserved, then you have a duty to protect and preserve the rights of every other citizen in your society.

However, if you have a fear of inanimate objects — and a gun is an inanimate object — then you are irrational.  Furthermore, if you cannot control that fear, then you are also a coward.  An irrational coward cannot be trusted to do what is right in the face of a fear they cannot control.  Therefore, they should not — musty not be allowed to vote! What’s more, a free society has the right — nay, duty to deny such people the right to vote as they are a clear and present danger to every citizen of that society.

Anyone who disagrees with this identifies themselves as someone who should not be voting in a free and self-governing society.  They are either too cowardly or to… Well, honestly, too stupid to be trusted with such a crucial duty.

Seriously, folks: how can you look at Chicago and come away arguing that gun control works?  Only a person out of touch with reality can make such a claim and believe it.  The rest are lying for their own political gain, and those people not only should not be allowed to vote…they should be jailed!

Yes, Obama, I mean you!  You and everyone else calling for gun control when you know it does not work should be jailed for subversion!

A RELATED POST FROM THE ROAD TO CONCORD:

PRINCIPLES OF NATURAL LAW: There Is No Natural Right To Vote

THINGS GLENN BECK DOESN’T TELL YOU: Beck’s Defiition of ‘Conservatism’

NOTE: I started this series to fill in some of the blanks that — whether due to ignorance or intention — Glenn Beck leaves out of his history lessons and explanations on his radio and Internet TV shows.  This series is not specifically intended to berate Beck, but rather, to fill in gaps that could possibly change the way his listeners see and understand the topics he addresses.

DATE: June 8

TOPIC: ‘What is Conservatism?’

Today, Glenn Beck addressed the definition of ‘Conservatism.’  The problem is, he got it wrong!  However, if you do not know what Conservatism actually is, or where it came from, you wouldn’t know that Beck was wrong — or why.  This is why I stress the need to know and understand the meaning of the words we use.  If you listened to Beck today, and you knew what Conservatism is and where it came from, you would have understood why Beck is wrong (and if you understand Beck’s religion, you would understand how he got it wrong).  So, let’s start with a short history lesson about ‘Conservatism:’

I wrote about this topic on January 6 — 2013!  Back then, I was blogging on The Rio Norte Line.  Here is the post:

AMERICAN CONSERVATISM DEFINED (this one’s an important history lesson)

First, what we call conservatism – American Conservatism – is derived from the works of an Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist and philosopher by the name of Sir Edmund Burke.  He lived from 1729 until 1797 and was actually a supporter of the American Revolution while, as the same time, he opposed the French Revolution (I offer you this link as support of my claim, though not necessarily as support for my overall argument: from the Heritage Foundation, The Roots of Modern Conservative Thought from Burke to Kirk).  Hopefully, this will suffice to establish that I am correct in asserting that American Conservatism traces its roots back to Sir Edmund Burke.

Now, the problem with Beck’s definition of ‘Conservatism’ is that he assigns the values of our founding fathers to it — and only their values.  But that is not what Burke was trying to preserve!  While he was sympathetic to certain aspects of the Colonialist’s complaints against the Crown, Burke was actually interested in trying to preserve the Crown and the British political system.  He said so:

Burke viewed colonialism as bad, radicalism as dangerous, and democracy as a threat to social stability. He considered governmental conventions as spiritually based and not to be tinkered with.
Some of his other thoughts:

  • While he conceded human equality in the eyes of God, he felt no such compunction for equality here on earth.

  • Respect for a higher power was essential to his philosophy, no matter what the religion. Church and State were inseparable, but in spiritual, not mechanical sense. Both were derived from God.

  • Individual conscience was meant to be directed by “prescription, presumption and prejudice.” (His use of the word “prejudice” had nothing to do with bigotry, but with having a sense of innate “pre-judgment.”)

  • It was not enough to be free. Life had to have meaning as well, and meaning can be found in tradition, folklore and myth.

  • History was the unfolding of a design wrought by Heaven, of which today’s consumerism would be antithetical.

  • Government finds its authority not on a social contract, but on virtuous principles.

  • There is a collective intellect, seeped in ancient wisdom, that people inherit and culture safeguards and transmits. We learn about principle through the understanding of nature and history.

If we wanted to call Burke’s philosophy by a more descriptive name, we could just as easily call him a traditionalist — because he wanted to hold to the way things had always been done.  Now, consider this: The progressive agenda has now been a part of American politics nearly as long as Classic Liberalism (the political thinking of our founding fathers).  This means that ‘Conservative’ can just as easily apply to Progressives trying to hold on to their gains as it does to those trying to hold to the founding principles and ideals of this nation.  So Beck cannot turn around and claim that ‘Conservative’ means ‘Classic Liberal,’ because it does not!  That is not opinion, it is just wrong — by definition, it is wrong!  Furthermore, this is what Beck attacks Progressives for doing: changing the meaning of words to suit their agenda through confusion and deception.

Now, here is something we need to consider before we accept Burke or anything that has been derived from Burke’s political thinking.  From my personal copy of Edmund Burke’s political works:

 “…But having stated to you of what description the chartered rights are which this bill touches, I feel no difficulty at all in acknowledging the existence of those chartered rights in their fullest extent.  They belong to the Company in the surest manner, and they are secured to that body by every sort of public sanction.  They are stamped by the faith of the king; they are stamped by the faith of the Parliament: they have been bought for money, for money honestly and fairly paid; they have been bought for valuable consideration, over and over again.” [Emphasis mine]

What Burke is saying here is that a Company (a corporation) can legally buy — from the government — the rights to own and control 1/3 of the known world; to include operating their own private army for the purpose of controlling those people, their property and their economic activity.  He says so in the very next paragraph of his speech:

 “I therefore freely admit to the East India Company their claim to exclude their fellow-subjects from the commerce of half the globe, I admit their claim to administer an annual territorial revenue of seven million sterling, to command an army of sixty thousand men, and to dispose (under the control of a sovereign, imperial discretion, and with the due observance of the natural and local law) of the lives and fortunes of thirty millions of their fellow-creatures.  All this they possess by charter, and by Acts of Parliament, (in my opinion,) without a shadow of controversy.”

Did you catch that?  Let me single it out for you in case you missed it:

 “I therefore freely admit to the East India Company their claim to exclude their fellow-subjects from the commerce of half the globe, I admit their claim to administer an annual territorial revenue of seven million sterling, to command an army of sixty thousand men, and to dispose (under the control of a sovereign, imperial discretion, and with the due observance of the natural and local law) of the lives and fortunes of thirty millions of their fellow-creatures.  All this they possess by charter, and by Acts of Parliament, (in my opinion,) without a shadow of controversy.”

This is ‘Conservatism’ — as it’s original author defined and argued it!  The definition Beck gave today is that of ‘Classic Liberalism,’ not ‘Conservatism.’  This is also why we need to understand the meaning and, wherever possible, the origins of the words we use — especially when they pertain to social and political movements.  Because, if we do not know, our ignorance can and will be turned into a weapon by which we will eventually enslave ourselves to those who do.

[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.]

TRUMP: The Warning Signs Continue To Fall On Deaf Ears And Blind Eyes

Not too long ago, I wrote a piece explaining how and why the comparisons between Donald Trump and the 1930’s version of Adolf Hitler are accurate and warranted (HISTORIC COMPARISONS: Is The Comparison Of Trump To Hitler ‘Legitimate?’).  A lot of people disagreed with me; some of them disagreed rather strongly.  But I do not regret writing that piece — because it is absolutely true.  And if those of us who have ears to hear and eyes to see are paying attention, we are seeing the warning signs in everything Trump says and does.  This latest pieces is just one more in a growing string of warning signs.

SiriusXM Announces Suspension of Glenn Beck over Brad Thor Interview Comments

THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.

With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.

If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.

BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.

OK, regular readers will already know this, but for those new to my blog, I am not exactly a fan of Glenn Beck.  However, I am a fan of the Truth, and this Breitbart story is a propaganda hit-piece straight out of Goebbels play book.

Context is everything.  If you listen to Beck, then you know he is hyper-focused on the Constitution and rule of law.  He is also concerned with trying to resolve issues peacefully.  So it would be a stretch to assume Beck would sudenly throw all of this away and advocate assassination — especially when he has been warning against them for the better part of ten years now.  Breitbart knows this (as does SiriusXM), but that didn’t matter to them.  Breitbart is and has been a mouth-piece for the Trump campaign — to the point where they have lost all credibility in my eyes.  I have no doubt that Sirius caved to political pressure, as well (I’ll explain my reason for that in a moment).

Context is everything.  I heard the original interview.  It was not held in the context of an assassination, but of how one can legally remove a dictator when the Congress refuses to do its job!  Beck and Thor explained this in great length the next day.  Breitbart (and I suspect SiriusXM) knew this, as well.  But the objective here is not to tell the truth, but to silence political opposition.  That is what Breitbart (and SirirusXM) are trying to do: follow Trump’s orders to silence political opponents — just like Trump said he will do if he wins:

Trump threatens to weaken First Amendment protections for reporters

Like Hitler, Trump is an egomaniac.  When he does not get his way, he seeks to destroy those he views as standing in his way.  And, like with those surrounding Hitler, many people are starting to align with him for fear of becoming one of the people he might destroy.  So, Breitbart and SirirusXM, not to mention Hannity and Limbaugh, have started to bow before trump for fear of being destroyed by him should he win.  But Beck has refused to kneel before Trump, and has openly said he expects to be silenced if Trump wins.  From what we have been seeing in this and other similar stories, it would appear that Trump isn’t going to wait to win before trying to silence Beck.

Now, others may refuse to see it, but they will have no excuse.  The warning signs have been loud and clear, and they continue to sound.  But Trump’s supporters are so consumed with hate and the desire for revenge that they will not see or hear.  That is exactly how Hitler came to power: because the German people refused to see or hear the warnings.  They wanted what they wanted and they convinced themselves that Hitler would give it to them.  So, even if millions had to die, they would go along — just so long as they were not the one who was ‘disappeared.’  Well, the problem with that is, REAL Americans are the ones Trump will ‘disappear.’  By REAL Americans, I mean those who believe in and stand up for what is right — not those who will champion a strong man for the purpose of self-interest of revenge.

But then, Satan often cloaks himself as the opposite of what he actually is.  Only those who hear and follow the Truth can tell the difference.

[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.]