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What Rough Beasts

~ ITEM: THOUGHTS AFTER LAMBETH by Eliot, T.S.

~ ITEM: T. S. Eliot’s Christian Society: Still Relevant Today?

~ THE WISE SEE what is coming, what rough beast is slouching towards Bethlehem– they feel it in their bones; they read the signs of the times; Israel had her prophets– modernity has had a few great-hearted poets and writers, readers of the soul & the world, truth-tellers in the ever-dishonest times.

We are in the middle of a three-way collision: rational life-giving Christianity, irrational suicidal non-Christian Islam, and irrational suicidal non-Christian Secularism. To both irrationals, Christ is the great enemy. His claims are blasphemy. His followers are pure evil. The free civilization and free societies built in his name must be enslaved, one way, or the other.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

T.S. Eliot, prophetical poet & essayist.

“The World is trying the experiment of attempting to form a civilized but non-Christian mentality. The experiment will fail; but we must be very patient in awaiting its collapse; meanwhile redeeming the time: so that the Faith may be preserved alive through the dark ages before us; to renew and rebuild civilization, and save the World from suicide.”

―From T. S. Eliot’s essay “Thoughts after Lambeth.” [1931]

And from another gift from God to our insane times, comes this wisdom and warning about discerning good from evil:

“If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?”

― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

It would be lovely & convenient to exempt ourselves from this cataclysmic collision, but there is no neutrality in reality.  ~

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It All Depends

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~ IT ALL DEPENDS WHAT YOU think is actually going on– and therefore what needs to be said and done– on what you think is real and true.

For instance, if you were born in the 60s, and tend Leftwards, you think it’s all about getting people into the Kumbayah circle, generating positive feelings, and perhaps some weed-smoke, and the world will come together in peace, love, and flowers. The 60s were an optimistic time, and old barriers and conflicts were going to be fixed by the UN, and fine-sounding words, and becoming subtly Communist & worldly. This fulfilled that part of the European revolutionary spirit of the 1840s. Utopia, next stop! Happy happy, joy joy, everything is awesome!

Do You Smell Smoke?

However, what if the real situation is that we are in a burning Minas Tirith, surrounded by countless entrenched orcs, wargs, Nazgul, and other monsters; within the walls are despair, treachery, not enough warriors, and a fading spirit. There are a few hidden away in the burning city singing Kumbayah or the Gondorian equivalent, but they are worse than useless. Even worse? somehow, The Enemy is in control of the people running things. And there’s plenty of blame to go around, not just based on your habits of mind, group-think, or the alleged general consensus.

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Where’s your ‘Kumbaya’ now, puny mortals?

Wait, It Gets Worse!

Sadly, many of the churches of our time worship big government, the spirit of the age, and feelings over facts and faith. That is, the church militant– the church fighting the good fight here below cheered on by the angels, saints, martyrs and faithful ones of the church above– is making Kumbayah, not spiritual war, against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Think cops on permanent donut-break whilst the criminals run wild.

To a real extend, this is the fault of Rome. When the Roman Catholics get a sniffle, the protestants get double pneumonia. Vatican II was a mess. It replaced evangelism with ecumenism; truth with consensus (a.k.a. the pooling of ignorance & contradiction in search of truth); worship with self-regarding spectacle; a world-culture with a divided weak waffling ‘spirit’. A house divided cannot stand.

C’mon Rome– Kumbayah? Ecumenism with Muslim prayers at the Vatican? All happy times, and ever onwards and upwards? Great, big massive lies, with feckin’ bells hanging off them! Please, Pope Bergoglio: show me in the Bible where Jesus ever said that he came to bring peace, flowers, and Kumbayah, and that the march of the church is like a bunch of hippies skipping through a field of flowers. Where he said that we should surrender to other faiths, or to a worldly feel-good agnosticism.

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La lalala lalalala la la, la

So which is it?

The one thing I know and feel in my bones is that the more we deny the fact of darkness in ourselves, the world, and in spiritual places, the more we’ve wandered into a self-decieving la-la land, while failing to recognize we’re in a minefield. In the fog. At night. Having no clear idea which way to go. And the darkness knows it.

The more we live in denial, the more we excuse ourselves from these time, OUR times, which require wakeful, wise, brave people to fight against and to name the evils around us, within us, and threatening us. ~

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Braining More Gooder

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~ ITEM: 1912 Eighth Grade Examination for Bullitt County Schools

~ ITEM: Newly Discovered Eighth Grade Exam From 1912 Shows How Dumbed Down America Has Become 

~ VIA THE INTERNETS, this 1912 test made the rounds a while back. It’s a very interesting document, and mostly predates the scariest of edumacational machinations and manipulations of the 20th century, and the plague of experts infesting society ever since.

If the test were updated to 2014, and the proper teaching and content were given, we could all pass this. Ay, there’s the rub.

After all, modern teaching propaganda is fact-lite and method-heavy, the infamous “We don’t teach kids WHAT to think, but HOW to think.” Which makes as much sense as saying “We don’t teach kids what a bike is, but how to ride properly.” It’s a false either/ or that avoids the issue.  Mills need grist. Brains need facts, and suitable learning strategies for each step in human growth.

Me Alma Mater, Halifax. Now gone.

Me Alma Mater, Halifax. Now gone.

Bzz Bzzzz Bz

The false dichotomy of learning versus facts (amongst many other ills) is why despite all the piles of money, at far too many colleges and post-secondary institutions in 2014, the first year is partly remedial math, reading, spelling, and wording more gooder. I.E., too many kids have learned neither how to think, or what to think about, but have been thoroughly propagandized (and rendered numb and cynical about) about recycling, global warming, sodomy, bully-free zones, the evils of non-liberalism and Christianity, the amazingness of progressive political leaders, and other quite tertiary matters. They have the radical critique, but are not allowed to learn what’s being critiqued, why, and whether it’s fair, or true, or balanced, or not.

The product? Busy little worker drones, buzzing away at whatever, most young skulls filled with undigested mush.

Neither Fish, Nor Fowl

It’s not a classical, or a old-style liberal education (pre- & early 20th century). I once had a gander at the She-Binks’ Grandmother’s old Grade 9 text-book, from a similar time as the document above (she lived unto 105). It was full of high-school-level maths, literature, spelling, Shakespeare, history, Latin, poetry, geography, anatomy, basic sciences, and many other subjects. It really did shock me, compared to my then-recent High School education, which was still better than what most students receive in 2014. Not as good as 1912 Grade 9.

In Nova Scotia, it is possible to graduate Grade 12 with honours without having taken (as in my day) 6+ years of history, covering ancient, medieval, early modern & modern, and Canadian history.  That is, knowing nearly nothing about your place, time, origins, how we got here, and who fought for what, and where freedom came from, and what the Pyramids are, and the Cathedral at Chartres…. well, most of history.

One Room Schoolhouses: the nursery of greatness.

One Room Schoolhouses: the nursery of greatness.

Nanny Schools?

In the olden curricula, you were more educated by grade 9 than most kids are by grade 12, and proud of your accomplishment, and skilled at many things, and given the basics of civilized truth, reading, ‘riting, ‘rithmatic, and much else besides. It was mentally, and even socially elevating, and aspiration united to education could literally mean the child of poor unlettered parents might go to college, or learn a new trade or career, and rise socially in the world.

What do we see? White or immigrant kids taking Afro-Canadian history and literature, while remaining ignorant of their heritages. Grade 12 calculus aced by people who have trouble spelling, or can’t tell you any meaning to 1066 or Magna Carta or World War 2. Well, second things first, I guess. The modern educational baby-sitting of teens from 15-18 is literally a waste of time, and could be used for college, apprenticeships, and practical training (as was true in of England in Tudor times).

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Skool Sucks

The squishiness of most modern approaches also teaches kids that learning is boring; that facts don’t matter; that all Left-wing political truths are good and true, and that there’s no such thing as a moral life aside from recycling properly, drinking politically correct coffee, and being decent to your friends. FAIL.

More and more, smart & curious kids must discover great books, learn great art, architecture, poetry, drama, history– and all the amazing and terrible and interesting things people have ever done– outside our educational system, which almost seems to exist for the good of teacher’s unions, curriculum spinners, utopian social engineers, and worker-drone making. We are making an idiocracy.

Here endeth the rant. Now, you kids get off my lawn. ~

~ Binks

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John Derbyshire (close up)

“The drift of our own political culture seems to be confirming the Founders’ intuition that representative government can only work in a population possessed of some minimum level of virtue—thrift, restraint, industriousness, stoicism in the face of misfortune, willingness to defer gratification, and concern for the common good.”

~ John Derbyshire ~

Do Some Good

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That’s What They Say

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~ WHOEVER THEY™ ARE, They say that it’s always bad to start off with an apology– so I didn’t– I started with this statement.

I must apologize for the recent & relative lack of braining with essays– I’ve been very busy with family stuff, life in general, and braining takes a lot more energy than I currently have. Thus, some essays are observational crap; others vaguer repeats of older essays, and only a few I’m glad to put online.

Derping The Derpy-Derp

For instance, this morning as I’m trying to blodge, I have no notions. None. Sometimes they come from links, books read, movies watched, pattern recognition & discernment of the reality behind the news or matters of the day, and eternity. Wait.. brain is coming online.. MOAR COFFEE!

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Steynian 482rd

“The champions of socialism call themselves progressives, but they recommend a system which is characterized by rigid observance of routine and by a resistance to every kind of improvement. They call themselves liberals, but they are intent upon abolishing liberty. They call themselves democrats, but they yearn for dictatorship. They call themselves revolutionaries, but they want to make the government omnipotent. They promise the blessings of the Garden of Eden, but they plan to transform the world into a gigantic post office. Every man but one a subordinate clerk in a bureau. What an alluring utopia! What a noble cause to fight!”

~ Ludwig von Mises ~
(1881-1973) Economist and social philosopher


Do Some Good

Update: SaveSaeed.org

~ AMERICAN PASTOR Saeed: 300 Illegal Days in an Iranian Prison … (aclj.org)


Binks Will Now Tell You So™

~ ITEM: No Representation Without Capitulation: Prepare for your second class citizenship

~ ITEM: CURTIS BOWERS GETS IT– January 2008, Communist agenda makes its way to our mainstream.

Curtis Bowers of “Agenda: Grinding America Down”

~ ITEM: The Threat of Radical Christianity

~ ITEM: The Naked Communist–[.pdf format].. where they openly told us what would come next over the next 60 years.

~ LET ME CLEAR: Obama– and all the other radicals like him around the world and in Western nations want some basic things. They won’t come out and say so, but here it is: the list (and note, a lot of the alleged “Left” and Right” both support many of these goals). Remember: there is no idea so evil, crazy, destructive, and wrong-headed that somebody some where won’t back it to the hilt.

Fun With Crazy Schemes

  1. A Disarmed Populace.
  2. A legally unfree populace.
  3. Side-lining and abolition of any non-compliant serious organized religions.
  4. No free press, free speech, freedom of association, freedom of conscience.
  5. Deconstruction of the nuclear & extended family structure.
  6. Complete government control of the economy.
  7. A large dependent-class in each nanny-state society.
  8. Expropriatory taxation-levels, fees, energy costs, food costs, leading to the impoverishment of the middle class.
  9. Various levels of liberty, freedom, & citizenship. No equality before the law.
  10. Abortion, euthanasia, infanticide, cloning, hybrids.
  11. The destruction & effective legal abolition of marriage, and encouragement of sexual extremity, pornography, desensitization to polygamy, incest, and pedophilia.
  12. The destruction of the nation-state, absorbed into a global government.
  13. Government-controlled births.. one-child policies or worse.
  14. An “education system” that creates uninformed people, subject to propaganda.
  15. A small world population, kept around 500 million – 1 billion.
  16. The effective erasing of all legal principle, constitution, government, precedent, or set of laws opposed to their plans.
  17. Total surveillance of all activity: digital, financial, personal.
  18. The environmental & other “crisis” movements like Agenda 21 used to forward all these various projects.

Read It & Weep

There. I told you. None of this is inevitable, only hoped-for, planned, and partially in effect. It is deliberate, and part of a scheme for global governance, down to the microscopic & individual level. Nor will a lot of it work real-world, but reality never stopped a utopian, or a tyrant.

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Steynian 481rd

“… Sound historians know that most tyrannies
have been possible because men moved too late.
It is often necessary to resist a tyranny
before it exists.”

~ G.K. Chesterton ~

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Cutting (one) Of The Sewer-Pipes

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~ ITEM: Why TV is EVIL – simulated reality and brainwashing by repetition

~ ITEM: THE WRITER OF OUR STORY– Divine Providence in The Lord of the Rings, by David Mills

~ ITEM: From the Archives: Godly Hobbits

~ ITEM: Orc (Middle-earth)

~ EVERY FEW MONTHS, they call.. the cable-people. We have interwebs & telephone, but not TV-cable. The cable-people seem very puzzled by this– but I’m not interested in opening the home to 24-7-364 advertising, re-runs, and the sewage which passes for pop culture.

Marshall McLuhan famously said “The medium is the message”– that is, before the shows or ads or flickering images, the TV itself forms us, shapes us, creates a passivity and receptivity and uncritical attitude towards mass-media.

The boob-tube is hypno-sewage. The idiot-box kills yer brain, large amounts of time, steals from book-readage, family-time, daydreaming-time, the outdoors.. life.

The internet is addictively bad, too– but as a blogger, I’m “Talking Back” to the machine, to the mass-media mass-marketing of politics, events, fake crap, spin-messages, lies and laughable nonsense.

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Steynian 480nth

“We have now sunk to a depth at which
restatement of the obvious
is the first duty
of intelligent men.”

~ George Orwell ~

 


Rejoice, O Pre-Dead Minions!

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~ YOU YOURSELF personally can communicate directly with the actual Teh Binks himself via the interwebs! You can use the e-mails [ binks.webelf-at-gmail.com ], or visit Binky’s page on The Book Of Faces (where you must like or subscribe or whatever it is), and even on The Tweeter, too!

Imagine your body-wrenching waves of ecstasy when allowed to read, know, and ponder even more about the Amazing WebElf! You are most welcome.

Feel free to be inspired! ~


Bleed Awhile, Then Rise To Fight Again

~ ITEM: MUST-READ– When Biblical Morality Is Declared Immoral: “it is absolutely important to recognize the refusal to compromise is not a strategy to gain accommodation, but is a requirement in obeying God, whom we must obey in all things.”

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Special Report: 1984 in 2013?

Well: There It Is, & There We Are

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~ ITEM: Steyn on The All-Seeing State– “A government that requires “integrity provisions” is by definition past the stage where they will do any good”

~ ITEM: Ulsterman: What’s Next? Could It Get Worse?

~ ITEM: Caroline Glick Warns: Obama: Wounded … and Dangerous

~ ITEM: America in the Midst of a Coup d’Etat

~ ITEM: UK gathering secret intelligence via covert NSA operation

~ ITEM: NSA, FBI secretly mining data from Internet firms

~ ITEM: Seek INTERNS to sift through your digital records

~ ITEM: ‘THEY QUITE LITERALLY CAN WATCH YOUR IDEAS AS YOU TYPE‘…

~ ITEM: MICROSOFTYAHOOGOOGLEYOUTUBEFACEBOOKSKYPEAPPLE

~ ITEM: PRIMARY CONTRIBUTOR TO OBAMA INTEL BRIEFINGS...

~ ITEM: Vast Data Trove

~ ITEM: Billions of Phone Calls

~ ITEM: Justice Dept Fights Release of Court Opinion Finding Unconstitutional Surveillance…

~ ITEM: USA spends $80 billion/ year on secret information gathering…

~ ITEM: Postal service photographs front and back of EVERY piece of mail it processes…

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~ ITEM: SAVAGE: NSA snooping ‘biggest scandal of your entire life‘…

~ ITEM: The National Security Agency: surveillance giant with eyes on America; NSA collecting phone records of millions of Verizon customers daily

~ ITEM: Government to open criminal probe into leaks about leaks

~ ITEM: Obama orders US to draw up overseas target list for cyber-attacks

~ ITEM: Official spin begins: NSA mistakenly intercepted emails, phone calls of innocent Americans

~ ITEM: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Friday denied that his company gave the government direct access to its servers.. note the wording

~ ITEM: Go Read Drudge — He’s wild: the times are wild

~ THEY HAD LONG TRAINED for it– some, like the Canadian 2nd Army, literally for years and years. They had given over their freedoms, their privacy, their whole young lives to training, discomfort, deprivation, isolation from family and friends and all they had known.

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~ PASTOR SAEED needs your help. The ACLJ is presenting his case to the U.N. on Monday, and we would like to go with over 600,000 signatures.. (ACLJ)


Saith Teh Angry Binks

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..You won’t like me when I’m angry..

~ ITEM: ‘May God have mercy on his soul’: Canadian arch-abortionist Henry Morgentaler dead at 90

~ ITEM: ProWoman ProLife » On the death of Henry Morgentaler

~ ITEM: Morgentaler has died, and so will we one day: what will our legacy be?; Morgentaler is gone, but we’re taking back Morgentaler’s Canada

~ ITEM: Heniek “Henry” Morgentaler (March 19, 1923 — May 29, 2013)

~ INFAMOUS CANUCKI abortionist Henry Morgentaler has died.. I hope he turned to God as he did so, even in the last seconds of awareness. He has a very long list of death, suffering, lies, and betrayal of his religion, and deliberately slain unborn boys and girls to answer for, unto a higher power that does not obey lawyers.

It is beyond ironic (a) that he lived a very long life, unlike his victims, (b) was a doctor who proudly betrayed his Hippocratic oath, (c) that he was a Holocaust-survivor, of a regime which promoted abortion, infanticide, murder of the handicapped, political opponents, Jews, and other ‘undesirables’, forcing doctors and hospitals to enforce totalitarianism, and to serve political ends. Then he brought death to countless ‘undesired’, fought to overthrow provincial laws to protect the unborn, and did more for creating the current status quo (no abortion law in Canada since ’88) than any other individual.

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Steynian 469rd

Strange Days Indeed

Innocent Bystander?

~ ITEM: Mark Steyn: Bystanders in their own fate

~ ITEM: 2,000 Brits take to streets to honor fallen Squaddie, media attacks marchers

~ ITEM: A soldier has been stabbed on the outskirts of Paris, although unlike Drummer Rigby in Woolwich, the French soldier was on duty

~ ITEM: MI6 Chief’s chilling warning to the people of Britain: “We cannot protect you against Muslim terror attacks

~ ITEM: On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs – Dave Grossman

~ ITEM: Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part I; Are You a Sheep or Sheepdog? Part II: 8 Reasons You’re Hardwired for Sheepness, via The Art of Manliness

Al-Shabaab gloats on Twitter about Woolwich death

~ THE MORE I PONDER THIS, the more ashamed for British manhood and Western Civilization and bystanderism I get, and the angrier I get (in a constructive sense).

Just saying– anybody here actually willing to defend someone else in an assault situation like this? I am, and the second I saw what was going on, I’d be running them down with a car, beating them senseless with any blunt object at hand, and getting any folks with size or will at all to do likewise. The “men” in that Wellington Street beheading left it up to two women to do the manly thing, and defend someone in need.

No doubt the Bobbies would be along eventually to charge me with Islamaphobia, hate-crimes, bigotry, dangerous use of a blunt object, possible EDL membership, and many weapons charges– but I’d be a man for all that, and not a sheep, filming the end of civilization on my shiny thing and waiting for Somebody to Do Something. Guns? Knives? Barehand? Branch? Boots? Rocks? Pointy sticks?

Bystanderism ‘R’ Us

The irony, of course, that a cowardly observational don’t get involved life is a life barely worth living– and that’s the point which the jihadis are making to us, using us as the very object-lessons of our incoming civilizational doom. That’s why they wanted lots of witnesses and iPhone video.

What are you willing to live for? What are you willing to die for? If you have no clear answers other than comfort, pleasure, and more of the same, then you’re the rot.

Point The Finger

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