Your Treasure Hoard
~ TO BE SPECIFIC: We need to remember, recover, and re-establish Western civilization: our history, ideas, law, and faith.
Radicals know that the patient take-over and undermining of institutions– the systems and structures we have for doing things, and passing them on to the next generation– are crucial to the rebellion against the Western heritage they despise as Marxist fascists. So church, education, government, an culture must be taken over and turned to the new purpose of revolution, utopia, and mindless conformity. The third fascist wave of the West (according to Jonah Goldberg’s excellent Liberal Fascism) began in the 1950’s and 60s with the taking of the schools and universities. Always go for the brains, first. The old guard collapse like tissue paper, and the era of radicalism, anti-Westernism, and a hundred other little isms began the giant stinking brain-rot that is most politically correct indoctrination/ education that we have today– all at the tax-payers’ dime, of course.. radicals love infecting other people’s institutions, tearing down other people’s work, adn spending other people’s money.
What to do? Take back the minds and thoughts which rightly belong to us. Firstly, we’ve already spoken of the classical or ‘Great Books’ programs which a number of classically-minded universities and colleges are offering. Essential stuff. Secondly, the books of Susan Wise Bauer are one important resource to begin with, for kids, home-schoolers, adult re-learners, and young people sick of the usual lock-step ideology and rancid blige-water that passes for curriculum today at the local undiversity. Amazon.com has all her stuff; she has a website, as does her publisher, Peace Hill Press.
She Gets It
She’s another one of those saucy children of the utopian age who’s just not that interested: and instead of griping or dropping out, she’s soldiering away to make a real and lasting difference by education hearts and minds in the bright and best things of the past 4000 years, instead of the the last 60.
The interwebs have not only made it easier to find the old stuff we’re not supposed to know or think any more (otherwise known as our Western Civilization)– but teh webs also makes getting real resources and contacting other like-minded folk that much easier. It’s outside the regular school-system, but like the new media, some things we just have to do ourselves, or else it won’t get done.
Got kids or grandkids? Are you a teacher? Want to donate to the local or school library? Buy two copies of each of her books & CDs, donate one somewhere useful. We ahe to sow seeds to hope to raise some new crops. Start a parent’s group, or a discussion group to learn together; supplement the school curriculum with this sort of extra material to make sure your kids get a more complete education. Heck, get Susan Wise Bauer to come and speak in your area, or to a teacher’s conference, and invite your local elected representatives.
The revolters and progressives have patiently been tearing things down for two or three generations and more: we must rebuild, from the bottom up, and take our place again not as passive victims of public education, but as participants, critics, and constructive partners in the raising of present and future generations. Together with recovering our faith in God, the recovering of our right minds is simply one of the most important things we can do for our society, country, and civilization.
We must be uppity.
We must aim to misbehave.
We must put the progressives in their place: as one set of shallow, passe and dangerous opinions about the world, and not the final answer to very much at all.
Screw ‘Em, I say: and let’s get to work. ~
Once Upon Our Time…
~ ITEM: EQUAL OUTCOMES! — Why complain about the financial crisis? By liberalism’s standards, it has been a swift sword of economic justice.
~ ALTHOUGH THE DETAILS are complex, the story line is clear: Obamaniac progressivism is a lame fairy-tale. There’s a land where this big bad giant greedily hoards all the good things for himself. He must be humbled, taught to share everything, and stop being so greedy, and messy, and bossy.
Got that? Good stories help us see truths that are right in front of our noses, or make plain what we’d rather avoid. Now apply it to all the enviro-politico-diplomo-crazy of the past 100 days daze, and it pretty much fits. Except– it’s essentially untrue.
The giant does use a lot of stuff, and live pretty well– and he shares food and money and pays others for helping him, and he moves here and there, singing his jolly giant songs. He rushes to any fight to do what he can; if it were not for his giant strength and energy, the whole land would be almost impoverished. When sometimes he gets too sick to do much, everybody in the land feels the cold wind blow, and wishes and hopes he will soon be back to work, harvesting and making and inventing and generously sharing.
There’d been other giants in the land down the ages: all claw and club and roar, with the good folk hiding away, when they could escape their slavery to their huge master. But this was the kindest and strongest giant ever, even if he was sometimes clumsy, a little absent-minded, and loud.
The jealous and greedy gnomes see it all in an ill light, however. They have other ideas, and ugly songs of grasping, and levelling, and plunder.
The gnomes want the giant humbled, crippled and hobbled, taught to dance to gnome songs, to do less and waste less– all for the good of the land, of course, and all the people in it.. so what if the gnomes make a few gold pieces on the side? The gnomes even want the giant to make friendly with the goblins and trolls and dragons who trouble other lands: to stop being so high and mighty, and greedy and mean.
The story has yet to find an ending, or a happily ever after: for the once upon a time is now, and the land is the world, and America is the struggling giant, beset by gnomes and trolls and goblins and dragons.
As a Christian, I know the story has a catastrophic but happy ending– but it’s not certain which day or hour that might be, or if our times are Those Times. Other empires– worse by far– have fallen in the near and further past. Whether the gnomes win, or the giant does a little much-needed stomping and clearing away remains to be seen.
And we are all– seen or unseen– co-writers of the rest of the story. I’m eager & anxious to see how this current chapter turns out. ~
It’s All Good!
~ ITEM: Barack Obama is revelling in presidential power and influence unseen in Washington for decades.
~ THE SCEPTICISM OF the radical academy is incarnate, and now walking and talking and running the White House. Reality is what you make it: how you shape and report it.. or not.
This new internal civil war in America is a war for– and against– reality. Reality is messy, has consequences and doesn’t always fit the script. Ideology is always neat, and clean, and the messy bits/ casualties/ consequences don’t fit, and are ignored. So Mrs. Obama goes to a soup-kitchen photo-op.. in $540 designer sneakers.. because she’s a classless showboat on the make. The media fawns– she cares for the poor! You know, because some new Reeboks, Adidas, or Nikes or tasteful flats were just beneath her. If I were her, I’d have auctioned said togs and shown some real class… but you’d have to have some class first, and the Queen-touching First Lady is just as phony as her hubby.
The unfolding hyper-leftist economic crimes against the American people, Constitution, and future generations are all about unreality, too. It’s happening so fast– essentially dictated from Dear Leader without checks and balances– that nobody knows where we are, what it means, or the consequences thereof. Even best guesses are just that, since this is a giant tinkering and taking and remaking with no discernible end in sight, and the consequences are piling up higher than the debt, and twice as fast. Compared to Soros-Obama-Pelosi, past American social engineering and soft-fascism pales in comparison.
I’ve said it before: this is the Fourth Fascist Wave of American Society, and whatever comes out the other side will take years to repair, reverse, and rewind. Whether the Republicans in their present configuration and mindset are up to it remains to be seen.
And we haven’t even mentioned the rest of the pesky real world, yet. Mushroom-clouds over New York & LA? ~
Losing My Religion
~ ITEM: ‘There was a time when young Jewish men were given their Labour membership cards at their bar mitzvah parties…’
~ ITEM: Caroline Glick on Extraordinary Jews.
~ ITEM: Jewish Professor William Robinson of University of Santa Barbara sends students email comparing war-torn Gaza to German concentration camps. Professor defends act as “academic freedom”.
~ THE SPIRITUAL HISTORY of recent Canadian politcs can be seen– in part– as a parade of lapsed or cultural Roman Catholics at war with themselves, the church, and their political choices. Trudeau, Clark, Turner, Mulroney, Chretien, Martin– all Roman Catholics. The thing is, when you’re raised in a strong faith, ven when you oppose it, it’s still with you and in you, shaping your reaction and conduct, even if you end up rejecting much or all or it. You can still end up being very much a ‘true believer’, but with the content of the faith replaced by party, utopia, power, whatever.
In the 19th and 20th centuries, a similar thing happened to many Jews in Europe and North America: they embraced and promoted socialism and communism as the worldly version of the faith, with revolution and the great leader as their promised land. For example, in the Munich Communist Soviet of 1919, four of the six leaders were Jewish. In the minds of many Germans, Bolshevism became associated with Jewry, and indeed, many revolutionaries in the USSR and elsewhere were passionate, intelligent, and motivated ethnic Jews– seeking changes in society that would promote equality, and protection of all people.
Jewish Bolshevism is a fact of history. It is this undoubted history of hope but self-defeat– by collaboration with the ideology of the moment– that was exploited by Hitler and other anti-semites from that day to this. So-called ‘Professional Jews’ in the Canadian establishment continue the tradition– Jewish Utopianism enabling the Human Rights Commissions, for example, while ignoring real anti-semitism and other inequalities in Canadian society that simply do not register (such as anti-semitic Muslims). Secularized liberal American Jews often oppose Israel and non-secular Judaism itself; advocate a watered-down cultural Judaism; and seek to resolve the tension of faith in society by accommodating as much as possible to the spirit of the age.
I leave it to other commentators with Jewish street-cred to comment more on this, but my point is that the absence or replacement of faith does not lead to utopia, or easier consciences, but often to worse and uglier consequences than the well-intentioned were originally trying to avoid. In that sense, a broken faith is rather more like a burst tire on a car in motion: that flat affects everything else in obvious and subtle ways.
The Christian answer from the earliest days was neither rebellion nor surrender, but living as strangers and pilgrims in the midst of this world, obeying lawful authority, but changing hearts and the world wherever and whenever possible. When Jesus answered the trap-question about taxes and Caesar, he wasn’t setting up separate spheres of power for God and the Emperor, but saying that there are laws and Laws; kingdoms and the Kingdom: and God rules over all, and through all– even Tiberius on his throne in mighty Roma herself.
That must form part of an answer to puzzling over the HRCs, Obama, and all– that God rules over all, and in and through circumstances, and people of good will, and all the rest. To puzzle the whys and wherefores and details of that divine will in every moment and time is the hard work of discernment, patience, and faith– and realizing it’s a coming Kingdom.. and not necessarily in our time or According to our expectations. ~
But There’s More
~ AVAST, YE SWABBY SCURVES! Back in the Summer of 1990, I first came across the Aubrey-Maturin naval stories of Patrick O’Brian, via a used bookstore. I had been a Horatio Hornblower man for years (thanks to my Grandpa), but here was sterner stuff. Then O’Brian got popular & famous, the books were everywhere, and a few years ago we got the creditable precis of the series in the movie ‘Master & Commander‘ with Patrick Crowe.
I can only say that what Steyn is to rollicking good commentary, and what Ezra Levant is to pitbull lawyering, Patrick O’Brian is to naval and historical fiction. If the books prove too dense, then the movie gives the introductory notion, and the definitive recorded books of the entire series by Patrick Tull also make it easier to get into what is one of the finest modern fiction series ever, anywhere.
Sometimes reality is even more interesting than the finest fiction. Thus O’Brian based his main character of Captain Jack Aubrey on the even more interesting real-world character of Rear Admiral Thomas Alexander Cochrane: called ‘The Seawolf’, he was a swashbuckling naval captain and mechanical inventor and sometimes troubled character whose life and details O’Brian borrowed and leaned heavily upon to sketch out his own Aubrey.
Here, then in Lord Cochrane is a kind of renaissance man: a fearless warrior, a man of thought and creativity, and an inspiration to writers for generations. We are plagued these days by too many men and women of useless theory, cowardly custards who cannot imagine the good, let alone fight for it. Despite the failings of past ages and individuals, we may see in so many great figures of the past the warrior-thinker; a man of sword and pen and music.We could use a few more Cochrane-Aubreys in our current world war, and a few less mean-spirited bureaucrats and skulking fools and turncoats. Whether it’s the HRCs, or the UN, or the Obama Administration, we’ve come to glorify the liar, the poseur, the sneak, the vicious backstabbers and moral busy-bodies who cannot stand truth, goodness, or common sense– all for the love of their smelly little orthodoxies, pet theories and actual hatred of their fellow human beings and their messy freedoms.
Whatever his personal or ideological failings, Dr. Martin Luther King was at least willing to stand, to speak, to articulate a dream– and, if needed, to die for it. Would that his self-appointed successors and Democratic slave-keepers would love the America that made King possible; would that the privileged children of the West did not sleep at their posts and attack the wakeful sentinels during this present war; would that we all were willing to live– and die– for the good things won for us by the living and dying of so many generations of people before us, which can rightly form and strengthen our wills and consciences to stand against the tide of troubles in the world.
Said Dr. King:
“Cowardice asks the question, ‘Is it safe?’
Expediency asks the question, ‘Is it politic?’
Vanity asks the question, ‘Is it popular?’
But, conscience asks the question, ‘Is it right?’
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one’s conscience tells one that it is right.”
- Martin Luther King, Jr., civil-rights leader (1929-1968)
~ THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS– O TEMPERAMENT, O MORES! Looking thoughtful, acting radical …. (ocregister)
~ THE HUGH HEWITT SHOW: STEYN FLU– Mark and Hugh on Biden and the borders …. (hughhewitt)
~ IS DEMENTIA contagious…? Mark Steyn writes …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ MARK’S NEW BOOK discussed by the Closet Conservative …. (CitC)
~ INTRUSION OF REALITY– The Left understands that the character of a people can be transformed …. (NRO)
~ SAITH STEYN: Obama looks moderate, acts radical …. (ocregister)
~ MARK STEYN and Ezra Levant on Milt Rosenberg’s Extension 720 radio show! …. (winteryknight)
~ TODAY’S Mark Madness.. Links Steynian …. (walker)
~ WHY DID THE Jewish Congress build up the Nazi Party? …. (ezralevant)
~ THE HORRIBLE Ezra Levant: Zionist Word-butcher & German Hater – by Arthur Topham …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ VIA 5FOF– Ezra Levant has a roundup of free speech news, video …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE PRICE of freedom is eternal vigilance: Ezra Levant …. (shotgun)
~ EZRA LEVANT on CBC Radio (!) (audio) …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ TODAY’S LEVANT Jaunt: Links Levantian …. (walker)
~ AN UPCOMING Ezra Levant Dinner …. (MaD)
“The 19th-century ideologies didn’t, however, remain in libraries and classrooms. In the 20th century, they were enacted by the powers of state, science, business, entertainment, education, and the military into programs that bore abundant fruit in such enterprises as global and regional wars, the Holocaust, the great famines, the killing fields, the “great leap forward,” the sexual revolution, and the culture of death, which is still reaping a rich bounty of spiritual and physical destruction. In short, as the 19th-century philosophies assaulted the dignity and origin of the human person, so the working out of those philosophies on the ground in the 20th century assaulted the dignity and destiny of the human person.”
~ Mark Shea ~
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG– Want to contact me or buy a signed copy of my book?; The one choice pro-choicers won’t accept; Mark Steyn on Obama’s 100 Days– get ready to laugh; David Frum makes sense on torture debate; Support efforts to protect free speech in Ontario; Zobama Under My Bus Music Video; Torture for the unborn but not for terrorists; Catholic Civil Rights League on Aberta’s Human Rights “reform”; Great One Cosmos post on why reality can’t just be made up as we go along; Torture? Waterboarding is a walk in the park compared to this; A book club is going to read my novel– I am so excited; Sorry, but I liked Obama’s answer on waterboarding; Stelmach is such a disappointment; More from the Russell E. Saltzman post on torture; Words fail on the Air Force One buzzing of New York …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ BLARING CATFOOD: Abolishthehrcs.ca web site makes its debut …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE OTHER McCAIN– “I have argued explicitly (a) that feminism is wrong precisely because it is a radical egalitarian ideology and (b) that the same-sex marriage argument is based on the same fallacious doctrine” …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ PROPOSED USSR LAW would make it a felony to use the internet to cause emotional distress through “severe, repeated, and hostile” speech; Hate Crimes Heads to Senate and Overviewing the First 100 Days; Hate Crimes Bill Protects Cross-Dressers and Pedophiles but Not Veterans or Grandmas …. (IFP, LC)
~ ALAN BOROVOY retires– A true rights advocate and opponent of Canada’s Stalinist Section 13(1) thought crime law, calls it a day …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE GOVERNOR GENERAL & RCMP’s Intimidation Tactics …. (socon.ca)
~ FREE DOMINION gets Leave to Appeal …. (jaycurrie)
~ THE HYNEK– “Faith and science both lead us to truth about God and creation.” …. (kennethhynek)
~ HOW SOCIALISM undermines family, community and the dignity of labor …. (winteryknight)
~ KATHY SHAIDLE has discovered her “leftist gay militant open immigration supporter” persona …. (jaycurrie)
~ FREE SPEECH MARTYR British MP George Galloway Says He’s Suing Canadian Immigration Minister, Jewish Groups for Libel …. (Wz)
~ PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS must follow the Charter of Rights …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ JASON KENNEY for Prime Minister! …. (novascotiascott)
~ SHIRE NETWORK NEWS– 161 Podcast Takes Tea with the Vicar …. (snnsite.com)
~ RABBI Lazer Gurkow: Legislating Moral Conduct …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ CHAOS UBER ALLES! The Great Liberal Pandemonium Machine …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ POPE BENEDICT’S plans to visit Nazareth, one of the holiest sites in Christendom, next month are met with the usual spittle, bile and contrived outrage from the Enemy …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THIS MAY DAY Terry Glavin exposes the hypocrisy of the Jew Bashing elite among Canada’s Labour Leaders …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ DELIGHTFUL NEW Belgian Opera Shows Jew Raping Woman in “Anti-Israel” Piece.. Nuance! Art! No word on eating babies, spreading Oink-Flu, or running the planet …. (CitC)
~ ATTENTION-STARVED Toronto Star columnist Antonia Zerbisias wants someone to shoot Michelle Malkin …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ THE ACLU is hypocritical to support the federal hate crimes bill …. (MaD)
~ FREEDOM of speech is out but parent power is in …. (walker)
~ CATFUR: A Re-Evaluation of Holocaust Commemorations: The 10 Lessons That We Should Have Learned …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ I KNOW WHY Stelmach wants to keep Blackett on the job — because Blackett is black …. (MaD)
~ HARSANYI: Free speech or just annoying? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ SAUDI INTELLECTUAL: Western Civilization Has Liberated Mankind …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ NO STEREOTYPICAL Islamophobe: If you are against racism you are a racist! …. (ghostofaflea)
~ RIGHT WING RADIO Week in Review: April 26 – 30 …. (rightwingnews)
~ UNREWRITING history: “More warning than our sailors got on the morning of December 7, 1941″ …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE FIGHT for the survival of free speech …. (spectator.org)
~ CALLING ALL PLEBIANS! Great resources for the citizen journalist, from Wendy Sullivan …. (girlonthewrite)
~ PACKWOOD NOTES The growing reach of the Danelaw: “In England, a soldier with the word “England” tattooed on his arm will not be hired as a police officer lest someone take offense” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ THE HORRENDOUS expansion of federal power in the “Matthew Shepard Act” serves as proof of how wrong it was to have hate crime legislation in the first place. Adding new categories only compounds the error …. (classicalvalues.com)
~ NFLD. HIRES WARREN KINSELLA as anti-tobacco lobbyist. Perhaps he will now enjoy a little historical ranting on the subject: A Counterblaste to Tobacco, by King James I of England (VI of Scotland) …. (novascotiascott, darkwing)
“Haue you not reason then to bee ashamed, and to forbeare this filthie noueltie, so basely grounded, so foolishly receiued and so grossely mistaken in the right vse thereof? In your abuse thereof sinning against God, harming your selues both in persons and goods, and raking also thereby the markes and notes of vanitie vpon you: by the custome thereof making your selues to be wondered at by all forraine ciuil Nations, and by all strangers that come among you, to be scorned and contemned. A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomlesse.”
King James I, 1604
~ WALKER: “I think this latest news about the reform of Alberta’s Human Rights and Citizenship Commission confirms what some of us have been fearing for a long time now: Alberta’s a changed province, and not for the better” …. (walker)
~ CALL THE TRIBUNAL ON YOURSELVES! “Nice going, B’nai Brith Canada! Does this mean you can file a Human Rights Commission complaint against yourselves?” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ CLUELESS ALBERTA GOVERNMENT Refuses HRC Reform, Adds “Sexual Orientation” to Anti-Discrimination Law …. (lifesitenews)
~ TOP BRIT Leftist politician sends out greetings for every festival EXCEPT Christmas! He is the son of a prominent Marxist theoretician …. (dailymail)
~ THE USSR– America: Welcome to Canadian Hate Crimes Hell, Hate Crimes Bill Passed in House …. (CitC)
~ WILL CANWEST series on newspapers look at the actions of the Aspers? …. (walker)
~ THE RAINBOW BOOT: Atlantic Baptist University accused of violating human rights …. (novascotiascott)
~ THE FIGHT FOR THE SURVIVAL of Free Speech – Our country and our fundamental freedoms are in mortal danger. Now is the time to act.You don’t want your children and grandchildren to be asking “Where were you when they took away our freedom of speech?” …. (spectator.org)
~ AMERICAN RIGHTS at Work — Obama’s Socialist Labor “Commissars” …. (therealbarackobama)
~ DO YOU FEEL OFFENDED? If you do, good reader, and if you are a student in California, congratulations! You have been a victim of harassment …. (kennethhynek)
~ JACKIE CHAN, Gao Zhisheng, and the true meaning of bravery …. (china-e-lobby.blog)
~ COJONES SPOTTED in Ontario: Judge Refuses to Recognize Sharia Divorce …. (CitC)
~ THE CRAZY WORLD of multicultism wants you to burn …. (colonelrobertneville.blog)
~ NOW THAT SEVERAL STATES have legalised same-sex marriage, is it time to throw in the towel? Maggie Gallagher says No …. (mercatornet)
~ OUR CUDDLY ISLAMOFASCISTS– “In May 2009 The Canadian Charger will be launched as its national weekly multimedia interactive online current-affairs flagship” …. (thecanadiancharger)
~ LET’S PLAY Spot The Hate Monger: Vote, with peaceful reasons, in comments …. (covenantzone.blog)
~ THE PUNDITA: H1N1 swine flu pandemic threat: While WHO and the U.S. government dithered, Veratect Corporation raced to warn the world; Pundita: H1N1 swine flu: WHO circles the wagons in response to criticism they were slow to warn; Beware Swine Flu Scammers …. (therealbarackobama)
~ VIA THE HYNEK– Reader Mail: Ensoulment …. (kennethhynek.net)
~ TERRY GLAVIN: “The Fighting Spirit Of May Day: What We Want For Ourselves We Demand For All.” …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ BOOK REVIEW: Lights Outs-Islam, Free Speech and the Twilight of the West by Mark Steyn …. (CitC)
~ FRESH Larwyn’s Link Kerplosion: Cold, Cold Health Care …. (directorblue.blog)
~ HOMOFASCISM All The Rage In Brazil.. What happened to hot chicks in bikinis? …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ IMITATION Is The Highest Form Of Flattery: Margaret Wente channels SDA …. (sda)
~ THE SHAIDLE– Still hope for Christopher Hitchens… “In a letter written from a Turkish prison, Mehmet Ali Agca, author of the failed attempt against Pope John Paul II in 1981, claims to have renounced Islam and embraced the Catholic faith” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS– Listening to the Today programme this morning, I was irritated once again by yet another misrepresentation of Intelligent Design as a form of Creationism; The Truth Delusion of Richard Dawkins …. (spectator)
~ REMEMBER– “Tolerance is not Enough You. MUST. Approve! Demagogue urges the faithful down the road toward that Happy Day (now not far off) when vengeance will be visited on “religionists” by the Almighty Hand of Caesar for being insufficiently celebratory of gay sex” …. (markshea.blog)
~ AP’S CHIEF whining about Google instead of innovating …. (directorblue.blog)
~ WINTERY KNIGHT: “Thomas Sowell and Walter Williams are my two favorite living economists” …. (winteryknight)
~ IN THE GRAND TRADITION of The Jew of Malta and The Passion Play of Oberammergau…: The National Post reports that Seven Jewish Children, the venomously hateful playlet by Caryl Churchill that revives Medieval blood libels and aims them squarely at the Jewish state, has had its Canadian debut in Montreal …. (scaramouche)
~ HYNEK– Props for Mark Shea …. (kennethhynek)
~ HMMMM… JANET Napolitano may have a point about Canada’s security lapses …. (nationalpost)
~ DECIDE: Sanctimonious drivel or progressive feminism. (You can’t have it both ways) …. (transmontanus.blog)
~ MERE COMMENTS: Environmentalism, Religion, Public Schools and the Filling of Vacuums …. (merecomments)
~ GETTING TO KNOW YOUR BETTERS– Sir Nicholas Stern says there will be ‘no powerful carbon policemen.’ Don’t bet on it …. (nationalpost)
~ UPSIDEDOWNISTAN: Gay, Trangendered Monks to Get New Behavioural Guidelines. Ya can’t make this stuff up …. (CitC)
~ CHILLY SOL? The sun’s cooling down – so what does that mean for us? …. (orthodoxytoday.org)
~ KATE @ SDA– Taking The Hunt To The Witches– They said that if you voted for McCain, dissenters would be targeted by the White House – and they were right!; and “Hey Canada, You Voted For Him” …. (sda)
~ PRESIDENT KLAUS continues to denounce… the environmentostalinists …. (torydrroy.blog)
~ GLOBAL WARMING HOAX Weekly Round-Up, May 1st 2009 …. (dailybayonet.blog)
~ HYPERVENTILATING Global Warming Alarmists: Lawns a Sign of “Social and Moral Decadence” …. (Wz)
“Whenever the true believers gain power over others, as they sometimes do in cults and even in states, or when they establish themselves as the elites in a society, they act imperiously to suppress any articulation of the actual reality and they propagandize inveterately to impose their second reality. The term ideology refers to this simultaneous war on reality and campaign for unreality…”
~ Bertonneau, The Brussels Journal ~
~ OBAMA’S MUSLIM Woman Advisor Showcases Her Islamism …. (creepingsharia)
~ MARK LEVIN’S new book ‘Liberty & Tyranny’ is a timely bestseller …. (examiner.com)
~ EVEN SCARIER than swine flu? Obama’s plans for Israel …. (scaramouche)
~ A LITTLE GOOD NEWS– Obama backs off on The Freedom of Choice Act …. (catholicregister)
~ HOPE & HUBRIS– Less than six months after the 2008 election, and just past the 100-day mark of Barack Obama’s presidency, liberals have begun congratulating themselves on the triumph of their idea …. (rsmccain.blog)
~ LAWYER: Obama White House To Chrysler Creditor…That’s A Nice Reputation You’ve Got Here, Be A Shame If Anything Happened To It …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ FORMER CIA Director – “For the first time in my experience we’ve crossed the red line of properly protecting our national security in order to gain partisan political advantage” …. (weeklystandard)
~ SCOTUS-WATCH: High School guidance counsellors and life coaches eyeing spot on top court? …. (scaramouche)
~ JONAH GOLDBERG: Liberal Hubris Is a Bitch …. (CitC)
~ UNSPEAKABLE– The Whitehouse first terrified and then humiliated New Yorkers with a recent p.r. stunt on Obama’s behalf, and it only cost the people of the nation $329,000.00 …. (covenantzone.blog)
~ A MERE 100 DAYS, 300 Photographs of the Chosen One …. (CitC)
~ BIZARRE CHOICE ALERT– Obama Declines Iran Offer of al-Qaida Members …. (ibloga.blog)
~ THE REVEALING FAN-CLUB: Yusouf Islam Thrilled to Have President Hussein in Power …. (conservativeinthecloset.blog)
~ EQUAL OUTCOMES! — Why complain about the financial crisis? By liberalism’s standards, it has been a swift sword of economic justice …. (NRO)
~ GOBBLE, GOBBLE.. Obama Lied, Taxpayers Cried: Obama’s Vaunted “Tax Cut” for Many Will Be Taken Back on Tax Day …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ HONEST OBIE’S CAR MART– Obama Now Dictating What Cars Will Be Made …. (rightwingnews)
~ SHEESH! Get a room! The media Obasms continue …. (markshea.blog)
~ RELIGION and Obama’s First 100 Days …. (pbs.org)
~ WHILE OBAMA SLEPT… India is in peril. Obama is making it worse …. (spectator)
~ DEMOCRATIC Congresswoman: Hey, You Know What Might Be Fun? Destroying the Private Health Insurance System, That’s What …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ CONVENIENT Fact Left out of MSM’s Slobbering Reporting on Michelle Obama…Laura Bush was More Popular …. (Wz)
~ CONRAD BLACK: Disparaging America from the Oval office …. (nationalpost)
~ DONTCHA KNOW… Huff Po: “It’s Time for America to Wake up and Realize Christians Have Become Just as Radicalized as Muslims” …. (Wz)
~ OBAMA JUST PLAIN Makes up “150,000 Jobs” He’s “Saved or Created” So Far; No One in Press Seems Curious of Provenance of This Fictional Figure …. (ace.mu.nu)
~ REMEMBER Those Gitmo Military Tribunals the Left and Candidate Obama Detested so Much? President Obama is About to Bring Them Back …. (WZ)
~ CONGRATS TO Obama– Gun Salesman Of The Year! …. (mitchieville)
~ NSCOTT– In Venezuela, political opposition has a price …. (novascotiascott)
~ DISGUSTING: “Conservative” Catholics Overwhelmingly Approve of Obama’s Job Performance …. (WZ)
~ TRAITOR! Dalai Visits the People’s Republic of Cambridge (MIT)…Heaps Praise on Bush…Liberals Horrified …. (WZ)
~ KING OF THIEVES: Unions, Government & The Mob …. (brain-terminal.com)
~ MICHELLE Obama was stylin’ in her $540 French sneakers during a volunteering photo-op at a Washington, D.C., food bank this week; Michelle Obama’s graduation talk becomes a budget buster …. (Malkin)
~ OBAMA’S SOCIALIST Nightmare Hits Closer To Home– Did anyone in DC even bother to read the bail-out bill? …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ NAKED EMPEROR NEWS: Obama on Supreme Court Nominations in 2006. Winning the Election Does Not Mean He Gets His Judge …. (therealbarackobama)
~ “THE TRUTH” Is A Lie– Obaworship just got worse …. (catholic-caveman.blog)
~ PEOPLE’S CUBE– Official May Day Address 2009 (Featuring Fearless Leader) …. (thepeoplescube)
~ PHOTOSHOP PHUN! Scare Force One Photoshops …. (ace.mu.nu)
Word From Durkadurkastan
“Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step”.
[Sir Winston Churchill]
~ FORBIDDEN YEARS– For most of its history, Christianity had a powerful representation in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and much of what is now referred to as “the Islamic world” was once Christian– hence the new book The Lost History of Christianity: The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia– and How It Died by Philip Jenkins …. (pbs.org)
~ CAROLINE GLICK– “On June 7 Hizbullah will likely take over Lebanon and formally bring the oldest Arab democracy into the Iranian axis” …. (carolineglick)
~ MURDEROUS IRAN has executed Delara Darabi …. (novascotiascott)
~ ANDREW BOSTOM– How “European Islam” Will Complete the Global Muslim Caliphate …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ QUOTE OF THE DAY: Amir Taheri (in Der Spiegel) nails it, with no wiggle room: “The Islamic Republic has been at war against the United States and the international system led by Washington for almost 30 years. It has been a low intensity war because the US and its allies have shied away from full-scale confrontation” …. (scaramouche)
~ INSIDE CATHOLIC: The New Muslim Conquest …. (insidecatholic.com)
~ CANUCKISTAN– “Judge should decide whether veils allowed in court” …. (sda)
~ DANISH GOV delays free speech conference; fears Geert Wilder’s presence would offend Muslims; Wilders: Why I Am In America Fighting for Free Speech; Geert Wilders: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly …. (ifp, am770chqr)
~ COL NEVILLE– Local Muslim community protest against Islamic terrorism, held in undisclosed elevator …. (neville.blog)
~ HUNTING HARLOTS– In the city of Gouda, which is already known for the attacks of muslim youth on bus drivers, ambulance helpers, fire workers and police officers, now 2 Moroccans are arrested because of stoning Dutch girls …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CAROLINE GLICK: Write-up of my visit to Ft. Leavenworth …. (carolineglick.com)
~ JAY CURRIE – “To nobody’s great surprise, President Ahmadinejad’s star-attraction speech in Geneva ended up being what French president Nicolas Sarkozy later called “an intolerable appeal for racist hatred.” …. (jaycurrie)
~ SHAIDLE: “It’s overblown that suddenly Islam is going to spread across the nation, and if it does, so what?’ …. (5fof)
~ FORCEFEEDING– Scottish Schoolchildren to Attend Government Funded “Islamophobia Workshops”…. Still no plans for Kuffuraphobia workshops …. (wz)
~ GHOST FLEA– Jihadis, 1 : Nanny state safety regulations, 0 …. (ghostofaflea)
~ WOMAN on top: Phyllis Chesler explores what passes for female executive success in the jihad milieu—powerful women “mentoring” girls sullied by rape and persuading them to become Allah’s bombshells …. (scaramouche)
~ NATPOST: From sick minds, burnt offerings …. (vladtepesblog)
~ BAD GUYS RUNNING FREE– “So, Defense Secretary Gates now confirms for the first time that, yes, the Obama administration intends to release “some” Uighurs into the US” …. (dianawest)
~ MORDOR-WATCH– Nine Muslim countries among top 13 “egregious” violators of religious freedom …. (JiWa)
~ THE HATERS @ WORK: OIC Sharia Law Academy Debate Killing Apostates…With Not-So-Shocking Results …. (Wz)
~ HAS THE U.S. ARMY War College been infiltrated by Islamists? …. (creepingsharia)
~ INFIDEL HUNK of The Week …. (ibloga.blog)
~ CONSIDERING The Russia, Islamic Terrorist Alliance …. (ibloga.blog)
~ IT ALL MAKES SENSE… Saudi Paper: Da Jooooos are spreading Swine Flu as weapon against Arabs …. (Wz)
~ BLUE CANADA: They don’t do abortions in Iran, but they do kill kids …. (bluewavecanada.blog)
~ MOVE ALONG.. NOTHING TO SEE HERE– English-language Exclusive: Egyptian State Security Forces Demolish Coptic Church’s Services Building …. (vladtepesblog)
~ SAD TO SAY, Ireland poised to pass anti blasphemy law …. (ifp)
~ MALAYSIA: Islamic groups none too pleased about ban on “automatic” conversions of children when one parent converts to Islam …. (JiWa)
~ BE OUR BIATCHES, SVP– Hamas-linked CAIR demands that Florida House Majority Leader step down for co-hosting an event featuring Geert Wilders; CAIR “Commends” the Good Dhimmis at the ADL for Condemning Wilders …. (ifp, DWest)