Category Archives: TEOTWAWKI

Steynian 485nst

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“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

Sign the petition to save Pastor Saeed from torture for his faith in Iran, and write a letter to this courageous American pastor to show him he has not been forgotten.


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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Steynian 470nst

Do Some Good

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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

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~ 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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Steynian 468nth

The Mother Of All Impossibles?

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~ ITEM: British House of Commons passes ‘gay marriage’ bill with overwhelming support

~ ITEM: Boy Scouts vote to allow openly gay members

~ ITEM: ‘Gays Didn’t Kill Marriage, Divorce Did’ — and Louis CK is a prick

~ ITEM: Thatcher on Thursday : As a Christian, I struggle with the idea of homosexuality – but I oppose homophobia; and “In praise of the dream that was Rome

~ SO THE ENGLISH Parliament, sometime plaything of kings and nobles and Calvinist rebels, but still the Mother of Western Democracy, has now made law an impossible thing. Pseudogamous “marriage” for same-sex couples is law in the UK.

This is a crime against multiculturalism, of course, because Christians, Jews and Muslims officially oppose same-sexuality; and the line-up of sexual minorities behind the same-sex crowd– at least by the logic of rights uber alles– also deserve their slice of the legality/ benefits/ state-enforced & state-funded sex-pie, and are starting to ask for same.

War Against Reality

This is yet another moment in the long war of our conformitarian Western elites against reality, and The Real– ultimately, against God– and against civilization, many of her people, and the actual best interests of children and future generations. That war started with the invention of the cradle-to-grave benefits state, with easier divorce, abortion & the Pill, the sexual revolution, widespread pornography, delayed and serial monogamous marriage, wherein the sexual habits of sex-crazed bunnies permeated the Middle class.

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Polyphobic Hate!

The rest of us have acted badly– how can we say “No?” to the same-sexers, polygamous, child-marryers, incesties, group marriagers, trangender who knows what.. It’s Not Fair. We have TV-shows to guide and soft-pedal the new moralities and societal narrative and acceptable thoughts.

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Steynian 464st

That Greatest City In Flames

~ ITEM: Byzantium 1200 – 3D Reconstruction

~ ITEM: Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization by Lars Brownworth

~ ITEM: The Fall of Constantinople

~ ITEM: 1571: Remember Lepanto!, by Robert McMullen

~ ITEM: 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West, by Roger Crowley

~ ITEM: First Barbary War 1801-1805

~ IMAGINE SOMEONE trying to make sense of the modern world without reference to the two World Wars. Nothing would fit.. effects without causes, strange changes and events, none of which quite made a whole picture.

Scholar and author J.R.R. Tolkien warned his readers and critics over and over against lazy allegorizing: reading into or reading out of his stories as if they were thinly veiled commentary on modern history, people, and events. The War of the Ring was not either World War; the Ring was not the A-Bomb, and all the orcs were not on the other side.

However, just as the corpsified swamps, the desolation before the Black Gate of Mordor, and the trench-carved hell outside besieged Minas Tirith have something visceral to do with the Western Front in World War I, so the orcs and Minas Tirith have something to do with a catastrophe which goes unmarked in the minds of many, and thus the consequences misunderstood and misinterpreted by Tolkien readers, literary commentators, and film-makers alike. 1453.

Minas Tirith, All Orced Up

The Eastern Romans

BOOK – Sailing from Byzantium: How a Lost Empire Shaped the World by Colin Wells

The Eastern Roman Empire– unlike the barbarian-torn West which became Europe under Benedict and Charlemagne and Saint Patrick and so many others– never fell. It endured.. nibbled away chunk by piece until The Year Of Our Lord, AD 1453.

Mehmet’s Big Gun.. And Balls

Then the Great City of Constantine, guarded behind her eternal walls water and the holy angels, fell to the barbarians of Muhammed, armed with the latest and largest cannon and a longing to take a city which had defied them for over 800 years.

She was a hollow shell by the 1450s, a collection of villages and ruins and impressive leftovers behind the high triple-landwall and her seawalls. From the pillagings of the Crusaders, and battling Emperors and invasion and depradation of her once far-flung Empire, it was mere remnants, and your proverbial rag-tag international crew of misfits come together for the final agonies of the great city.

The seige was Biblical; the 1000 year old landwalls named for Theodosius trembled under the shock of the latest in cannon-making technology; the troops of Islam flung themselves against the walls like a raging and ever-rising storm-tide. The last Emperor died defending her gates.

“On the twenty-ninth of May, the last day of the siege, our Lord God decided, to the sorrow of the Greeks, that He was willing for the city to fall on this day into the hands of Mahomet Bey the Turk son of Murat, after the fashion and in the manner described below; and also our eternal God was willing to make this decision in order to fulfill all the ancient prophecies, particularly the first prophecy made by Saint Constantine, who is on horseback on a column by the Church of Saint Sophia of this city, prophesying with his hand and saying, “From this direction will come the one who will undo me,” pointing to Anatolia, that is Turkey. Another prophecy which he made was that when there should be an Emperor called Constantine son of Helen, under his rule Constantinople would be lost, and there was another prophecy that when the moon should give a sign in the sky, within a few days the Turks would have Constantinople. All these three prophecies had come to pass, seeing that the Turks had passed into Greece, there was an Emperor called Constantine son of Helen, and the moon had given a sign in the sky (an eclipse), so that God had determined to come to this decision against the Christians and particularly against the Empire of Constantinople, as you shall hear.”

Via Prophecies About the Fall of Constantinople

Prizes For Everyone

Escaping scholars and Byzantine people brought the treasures of monasteries and Imperial libraries Westwards, and helped cause the European Renaissance; art and artifacts– those not stolen by the Crusaders in the 1200s– came with the refugees to Mount Athos, Mystras above Sparta, to cities of Italy and the west. Even in her dying agonies in the late 1300s and onwards, she was like a bag of gold slit open, spilling treasure and life and memory and worship and truth like gold pieces falling to the earth.

Go and read up– it’s one of the greatest largely unknown stories of our western history.

From Middle Earth

For Tolkien, an informed scholar and attentive man of his times and history, the Turks were known (as they were) to be Jihad-friendly genocidal brutal folks, with a guttural-sounding language, and the rape and conquest of Constantinople behind them– not to mention countless purges, destruction of history and literature and artifacts and churches, under the tutelage of the Greatest Heretic since Judas, the sworn enemy of all other religions, Muhammed the Bloody.

Elements of the Turks appear on the speech and actions and names of the orcs in the Ring Trilogy; the siege of Minas Tirith derives in part from the great loss and horror of the siege against Constantinople. The armies of Rohan and Aragorn appear at the last moment to save the city, unlike Byzantium, which might well have been saved by a last crusade of the West, had not France been in geopolitical bed with the Sultan, the gold-grubbing leaders of Venice not to be bothered; the rest of Europe too divided or stupid or entangled in closer schemes and conflicts to divert money, ships, and knights to defend what was the real bulwark against Islam for 800 years.

Bystanders

Most of the West stood by, and few enough recognized the loss and what would inevitably come after the death-agonies of Constantinopolis. Westerners today are pretty much the same.

The Mediterranean soon became a Muslim lake; Istanbul took up the trade and some of the culture of Byzantium, under a totalitarian religion; the Sultans built palaces and mosques and harems on and inside the ruins of Byzantine palaces and churches an monasteries; and her armies swarmed, and her navies became like a movable forest on the waves.

BOOKNESSVictory of the West: The Great Christian-Muslim Clash at the Battle of Lepanto by Niccolo Capponi

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EVEN MORE Booky GoodnessThe Siege of Vienna: The Last Great Trial Between Cross & Crescent, by John Stoye

The rest of the 15th century saw endless advance, the 16th the Battle of Lepanto; the conquest of much of Eastern Europe, Greece, Hungary, and the first seige of Vienna, the key to the heart of Europe. Even into the 1800s, the infant United States was forced to pay 1/3 of her national income to Muslim pirates centred in Tripoli to leave American trade alone. Eventually the U.S. decided to send her Navy and Marines (“..to the shores of Tripoli..”) to put an end to that lucrative little enterprise of Muslims taxing the infidel.

“..to the shores of Tripoli..”

So read up on the fall of Constantinople; her last tragic days; Lepanto & Vienna & Tripoli; and understand it’s still happening all around us. And the next time you read or watch Lord of the Rings and see Minas Tirith, realize with wonder that such a place– and better than the story– once stood upon earth, and that Europe and you and all you hold dear is a gift from the dying hands of the Eastern Romans. ~


Go Bump In The Night

Fae ghosties & ghoulies
& lang-legged beasties
& things that go bump in the nicht…
Guid lord, deliver us!

~ ITEM: IMDB- Supernatural 2005-2012

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~ FOR A SHOW MOSTLY ABOUT two brothers hunting evil, demons, vengeful ghosts and the end of the World, Supernatural has a wicked sense of humour, and attempts to get the facts right.. but the writers are tempted by the usual simplification and dramatic possibilities of sloppy theology & angelology. What, fail in your research department?

Oddly Enough

Hence, contrary to Christian teaching, demons are not discarnate rebel angels, but evil humans become forever early. Angels can possess people; have no sight of God’s face; are cranky semi-robotic human-disliking jerks who get bored and rebellious and partial to limited human wisdom and torture, versus the Will of God. Demons can apparently take over anybody at all.

As for God, the Almighty according to McG can not only re-incarnate (apparently they forgot about Jesus and the words of the most basic Christmas Carols) but he can get lost, and whatever else can happen to superhero-types, and he’s a jerk. And there’s not exactly much attention paid to heaven, but lots of imagery and talk of hell. Hell, like sex, sells I suppose.

On The Other Hand

Except: angels are actually a different kind of being; discarnate mind and will serving God and his world and people; God is not another thing in the catalogue of creatures, but the eternal unbegotten perfect infinite source of all things ever anywhere.. in Himself without body, parts, or passions as the old definition has it.

The God depicted in Supernatural is a sloppy if clever high school misunderstanding writ large. On the one hand, supernatural and legendary monsters and ghosties and long-legged beaasties and things that go bump in the night are all depicted in detail according to the usual canon. Sadly, director McG and the writers of Supernatural didn’t bother to talk to an orthodox or Orthodox member of the clergy or theologian (yes, such mythical creatures exist) to figure out God, nor lay out some reasonable boundaries of the heavenly side of the universe for their plotlines.

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After all, speaking Biblically, there is 7000+ years of Biblical goodness and 4000 years of Hebrew faith and 2000 years of Christian thinking and living to help people understand the ways and nature of God. It’s what keeps Supernatural from being a truly great show with eternal verities, instead of a not-bad attempt to allow good and evil, God & the Devil, choice and consequence a place in TV and pop culture.

Coulda woulda shoulda been so much better. But there are still many redeeming points.

Latinities & Demon-Smiting

As in most stories of the horror genre, “Who Ya Gonna Call?” still tends not to be a liberal protestant, a new age or neo-pagan devotee, or a prof of comparative religion: nope, it’s holy water, Latin exorcism passages and rosaries and all things Catholic contra stark staring evil. Hate them or not, the Popisticals still hold as official doctrine all the old stuff about sin and death and hell and war in heaven and saints and relics and all that stuff– as do the eastern Orthodox.

On The Other Hand

However, Supernatural does remind us that people are either servants of God, or otherwise, but all have a place on the divine plan. What you do really matters, and if you won’t stand for goodness, truth, love, beauty, and God’s Kingdom, that choices and actions have eternal consequences.

It’s a curious contradiction that God’s things work, but God himself is a diminished presence in the show. It’s rather like our human souls: in desire of the goodies & prizes & blessings, but not the gift-giver himself. Thankless, rebellious, forgetful, sinful & confused.

Does Binks believe in all that stuff? Well, ghosts and demons, yes; God and angels, yes; an unseen world that permeates and impinges the seen at every place? An omnipotent, omnipresent, all-loving, omniscient God, Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and all that Creed stuff? Yes.

A Warning

The Supernatural series: not recommended for those with tender consciences or uncertain faith, and especially not for those with unhealed exposure to the occult. Evil is afoot, and real, and not to be dabbled in needlessly. You are accountable for what you know: offer any past dabbling to God, and turn unto Jesus, the Risen Lord of the Living & the Dead. ~


Steynian 463nd

Lo, The Hyper Fraudulentism

~ ITEM: Mark Steyn: One-Party Statelets; plus Welcome to After America; and How the GOP earned its date with destiny.

~ ITEM: Just Go Read Everything

~ ITEM: Voter Fraud Out Of Control

~ ITEM: A Liberal Defends Allen West vs. Fraud

~ AS THE UPPITY NEGRO patriot Allen West fights the Obama machine in Florida (there is no dirty trick so dirty that the dirty tricksters will not try), the recent hyper-fraudulent Obama victory– where some areas report 140% returns, and a national 103% voter response– is a new high in low. And it’s all across the United States, if you look even a little under the shiny hopey glitter-slime.

It is despicable; it is a knife to the body politic and the future of America; it is a blatant dare and provocation to the American establishment and the ordinary voter: Obama is saying “I fuck* you all. Come and get me, if you dare!” It is the national TSA-moment, where everyone is going to get the nastiest strip-search possible, forever.

We’ve all known of the proverbial army of dead Democratic voters, the ballot-stuffing, the fakery of past elections across America over the last 50 years and more. Thing is, now everybody– including electoral observers from the EU– are getting it. The joke is not so funny any more; the theft of elections in critical times a life-and-death matter; and whether it’s the POTUS, his backers, or all of them combined, the buck stops at the Oval Office.. if he can tear himself away from Golf, ESPN, movie-nights, celebrity parties, or vacays to fancy places around the world with Moochelle and his band of happy carpet-baggers and grifters and utopian master-planners.

And all it takes is a few key regions in a few key states, let alone across the board monkey-business, to sway an election. Looks like that’s what happened.. makes you wonder about 2008, doesn’t it?

Dark Troubles Are Here

America is like a soul and body possessed by demonic evil after November 6th, 2012. Jesus said of some stubborn evil spirits that “Howbeit this kind goeth nor out but by prayer and fasting” [ Mt. 17:21 ]– we must be changed and ready & worthy inwardly, by God’s grace, to confront evil– unless we would fail, or become evil ourselves.

What To Do?

Consider the 2012 Election still on. Support Col. Allen West & other true American patriots in this time of Constitutional & electoral crisis. Impeach Obama now. Watergate him, for his many and various crimes. You may have to step over the RINO squishes who love power over truth and fairness and freedom, but they were never true friends of the American idea anyway, just big money and big politics pushing pawns around, and lying out of both sides of their mouths.

If your local or state votes seem even a little iffy, demand and require a proper judicial recount, until “We The People”– under God the true source of authority & the last word in the American republic– expose the stink; don’t shut up; spread the word, make sure the thieves running the radicalized Democrat Party know that This Shite* Will Not Stand.

Sad to say, but movie sound-tracks & special effects telegraphing “This Is The Crucial Moment” dull us to those actual real moments in the actual world– just like the evil characters are made obvious and clear. This is America’s moment of crisis– more than 1776, or 1812, or 1861, or 1919, or 1941 or 1991, or even 2001 & 9-11.

Calling All Heroes

Real heroes don’t come with capes and powers and exciting music– most heroes are people doing their best, their duty, their yeoman’s work, speaking truth and seeking virtue, and standing up in big and little ways as needed. Allen West? hero. Anybody willing to recognize the true character of their times and act on it with discernment and not counting the cost? Hero.

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

The house is on fire; the alarm bell is ringing; the barbarians are in the city; act; pray; prepare for the trouble ahead, no matter if Obama is brought down as he deserves or not– for on the other side of the current electoral crimes, and even without O and the wreckers, America is sick and broke and needs bitterly painful surgery and terribly wracking medicine to survive another generation as a power for good, and a first-world nation.

Oh, and actual America-loving Democrats? This is your moment, too, but in a different way. Everything Mussolini and Stalin and Hitler did was technically ‘legal’; most of the media backed him; almost everybody looked the other way; everybody hushed each other not to get in trouble, and to let the revolution continue, for the good it might do, the end justifying all means.

Ridiculously obvious voter-fraud? Transparent lies? The politics of slogan and distraction and implied threat & violence? Is that what you really stand for? Will you allow them to do whatever they want, and in your name? If you will not speak out now, then you too bear responsibility for what Obama and his puppeteers are doing to the United States, and through it, to the world.

In the most serious way I can mean it, ITYS. ~

* Used advisedly. As I tell the Binklings, profanity is for serious use, to express in crackingly strong Anglo-Saxon the angry ugly truth as needed. Dropped a spoon? No. Smashed a thumb with the hammer? Yes. Laughably evil and obvious chicanery? Mhmm.


Them With Perfect Heads

A FaceBook friend recently chose bald, via razor. I wrote:

Welcome to the bald hair club for men. (1) Your scalp acclimatizes; (2) don’t use shaving cream, just wet your scalp down for a minute with warmish water in a facecloth, then Gillette Fusion away; (3) if it gets longish, cut it down with a shaver on ’0′, then soak as above & shave. (4) Shave in strips from front to back, then forwards against the grain to catch the strays.. try not to go over and over an area more than 3-4 times, or you get rashy. (5) If rashy, a little aloe vera handcream will do the trick, and less screamy than alcohol or aftershave. (7) Once your scalp gets toughened up, you can in fact get a super-smooth shave and not stubbly. Wear a hat in the Summer sun, since melanoma and scalp-burn isn’t as cool as baldness. (8) The vibrating Gillette Fusion is a little easier on the scalp. (9) Get spousal unit or friend to make sure you’ve not missed any patches.

There you are, and there you go. And as Teh Binks says, don’t forget to do bald in Winter, if you live in such climes: any old wimp can do it in Summer. ~


Ready Steady

~ ITEM: Ferfal: Surviving In Argentina

~ ITEM: Supermarkets Being Looted In Spain, Sept. 2012

~ IN THE SPATE of apocalyptic TV & movies out there, only some of them get it right. Too many writers seem to think that (say) people surviving the end of electricity or a zombie plague would be doofing around like newbies months or years later. Sure, it makes for gore and screaming and drama, but really?

In the new show Revolution, one of the opening scenes after The Lights Go Out is a armoured & armed-to-the-teeth buncha militia toughs riding into a small hamlet of survivor-folks. Where to begin?

(1) No lookouts? Really? No dogs outside the walls or on the road? Not even some holy geeses, as in ancient Rome, to sound the warning of sneaky invaders? No traps, nothing? FAIL.

(2) The wooden gate, wide open. No smaller door, no moat, ditch, or even pointy sticks. FAIL.

(3) No apparent emergency plan, protected vantage points for firing arrows or guns, and when battle does break out, all the hamlet folks just run into the open. Bloody hilarity ensues. Heck, one archer protected from inside brick walls could take out 20 guys in a minute. FAIL.

Believe me, I could go on.. and that’s only 15 minutes into the pilot. #Facepalm.

The Walking Dead asks us to believe the same thing– that two cops, plus a baker’s dozen of other survivors would walk into every zombie encounter like it was the first time ever, and blunder about in a highway full of stranded cars wondering where to get supplies and gas.

People that clueless in reality won’t make it months or years. Period.

The Lights All Went Out

I’m not a survivalist type, but when the power went out here for four days a few years ago (ice-storm, and cold out), the She-Binks and I were ready, because we generally are.

BBQ, with propane. Airtight woodstove (not pellet-stove), with kindling, logs, and fire-lighting. Candles, flashlights, batteries. Car kept above half-tank, if not full. A stash of small bills, for buying (no credit or debit cards, right?). Water cooler, with 2 back-up tanks (though we really are thinking of a few of these tub-liner tanks). Weapons of many & various sorts for dangerous animals, however many legs.

No Cannibalisms!

Through the whole thing, the heat in the house never went below 63F or so.. we ate well (freezers had to be cleared out, unfortunately.. we’ve no generator yet), rose with the sun and didn’t stay up very late, gathered an elderly relative to our refuge, kept an eye on neighbours, and bought what we could at stores which were open for business.

It was exhausting. It was very very dark at night. The Binkses abided.

Survivor: Burb

Why? Because after an emergency comes, no amount of wishing will make you ready after the fact. During the big outage, I saw people at the local Gas Mart who were literally shocked that their plastic was not going to work, as if everything they’ve always taken for granted would always be so, even when a moment of paying logical attention would show them otherwise.

No, there is no honking big bunker loaded with years of food and firearms and all that heavy-duty survival stuff, because in time of trouble or serious breakdowns of society, I would rather bug IN (stay at home with others nearby) than bug OUT to some expensive hideaway, as the predominant U.S. survivalist mindset would have it. Check out Ferfal’s book & blog to see how bugging in during hard times works best.

Why? because I’m a Hubby, and a Dad, and a sheepdog, and so bear care & responsibility towards my family, to my neighbours, and the wider community to be resonably prepared for emergencies. The government cannot replace my basic readiness needs, and people who live day to day with the assumption that someone else will make it all better even in minor situations like an extended blackout are in for needless surprise, pain, disappointment, stress and fear.

Am I huddling under a rock because of Mayans, asteroids, aliens, or the latest apocalyptic fears? No. Yet nobody should assume that the next decade and more in the West will be years of peace, plenty, and mindless careless same old same old. Sometimes the apocalypse is a small one, and you will have to choose to survive.

Free Advice, Worth Every Penny

A little preparedness will help you and yours; a little spent now will save trouble later; a little planning and imagining the worst (yet hoping for the best) will see you ready come storm or sunshine.

Everybody Who’d Like To Bear Up With The Coming Fiscal Tsunami: read Ferfal, and get his book, and pass the word. If it all works out anyway, you’ll be ready for emergencies; if not, you will be ready to survive hyper-inflation, social unrest & chaos, rampant crime, authoritarian government, degradation of all goods & services & all the rest which lies ahead for the EU, and America, and everybody who depends on the current bankrupt financial system.

Be a man. Be a woman. Stand up, and look after your business now. ~


How 2 Gear Up Now

~ YOU NEED WATER, food, shelter, warmth, light, protection. You need to have your car ready to provide such things, and your home/ cottage too.

The general rule of having stuff is: one is none, and two is one. A single flashlight or knife or survival tool or lighter is next to zero– you lose it, and a crucial part of your kit and future is gone. Double up, and keep things in various places.

Details, Details

Food: most important for the long-term, though water is crucial for the shorter-term. There are MRE-style ready-meals; power bars; canned foods including vegetables, soups and stews; a woodstove or propane BBQ or camp stove can allow for cooking, boiling water, and sterilization of various items including cutlery, or surgical tools. Make sure to have salt, some kind of sugar, instant coffee & tea.

Water: filling your bathtub doesn’t work, except for providing “grey water” for dishes, toilet-flushing, laundry-tubs and the like. If you want to use the tub, buy a WaterBob or equivalent tank-liner, for a month of clean water for four people (sparingly used). For travel, water tablets or a filter-straw.

Lights: candles, lanterns (plus fuel), flashlights & lots of batteries. A Petzl-style headlamp is very useful for task-oriented work, and hands-free travel and walking around in the dark. You can sometimes get cheaper versions from dollar stores. Matches, firesteel, and other means of making flame is invaluable. Triple-up.

Shelter: house, cottage, portable tent, tarp, paracord & string & rope, learn how to make basic shelters out of branches and leaves and all that. Being out of the wind and cold and weather is important to surviving, and keeping your family or dependents safe. Lots of online resources here, and there may be local schools or weekend workshops you and your kids can enjoy. Again, lots of resources on the internets.

Warmth: Proper clothing, outdoor with polartec fleece & GoreTex Windstopper, the full kit. Multiple layers, flannel shirts, long underwear, hats. Rainproof clothing. A woodstove, solar heat collector, whetever you need to make cheap heat for your shelter or home.

Tools: a couple of multi-tools, portable wrench system, hammer/ hatchet. Small hatchet, wood-axe, folding saw/ pocket chainsaw. A Really Serious & Serviceable Working Knife.

Protection 1: We should all have a penknife, a rescue knife, a hunting knife, and machete – buy them now for each family member, as appropriate. A cane & walking stick, and baseball bat. A tomahawk or three. And backups. Learn how to cut & baton wood & kindling. Learn how to use a knife to protect yourself. Find a blade-nerd & online sites, and get wise.

Protection 2: Guns are tools, not toys. Learn to use one, buy a .22 rifle & .308 Remington rifle & a shotgun, and a small and larger handgun, as local law & certification allows. Gun safety is mostly common-sense, and you can learn to use a gun in a few days– weeks for real skill development. Find a gun-nerd, and gun-nerd sites online, and learn up.

Finally, & Conclusorially Speaking

This is only a starter-guide; not complete, nor the last word– some ideas culled from my own preparations. Heck, don’t take my word for it– watch gear-reviews via YouTube to build up your own sense of proper gear, and what’s right for you, and your sitch.

Preparedness is not only the gear, it’s a mindset, a take-care and provide attitude, a choice to be a sheepdog instead of a predating wolf, or a helpless sheep. ~


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