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Random & uninteresting facts about the maker of this blog
“Despite all Marc Lemire’s nauseating views,
the least that can be said for him is that
he is willing to fight for his ideas.
It would be nice if his enemies
had the same courage.”
– Jonathan Kay –
Nazis were bad. Communists are worse.
– Binky, WebElf –
Bonfire of The Sanities
IN A NEWS STORY, journalists sometimes talk about the “ghosts” — that is, the bigger questions or issues haunting a story, but which never get asked. Often, these are of a spiritual nature.
In the current war over rights & Jihad & birthrates, two ghosts demand our attention.
First, the fact that non-serious worldly religious sucks, does not attract people, and has cause the single-greatest decline in church-going after the Black Death, and the Jihad against the Christian East, in that Order. The sewer-swirlings of eco-progressive equalitarian Canadian Anglicanism— Canada’s fastest-shrinking sect– are typical. Not content with watering down the faith through mushy worship and re-written hymns, the church wants on the one hand to bless any old sort of relationship– including what would formerly be considered relational incest, and homosexual behaviour, whilst calling out the lawyers, police and locksmiths on it’s own people.. for the crime of keeping the faith and not jumping on every successive bandwagon that goes by.
Perhaps that’s why some Westerners– who may not be turning to Roman Catholicism, now under a long-needed turn back to serious and holy goodness under Benedict XVI— are turning to Islam, or other more demanding creeds. Milquetoast doth not a diet or a soul make. Part of us hankers for rules, strictness, discipline– though we moderns sublimate our spiritual needs under punishing diets, heavy mortgages, and the pursuit of various perfections.
Secondly, the ghost in Mark Steyn’s America Alone: why aren’t we having babies? Why are babies considered a luxury, a burden, an evil, as parasitical intrusions on our lives? Why are we killing and preventing our own unborn children? The question is for both men and women, so-called feminists or conservatives.
On the CBC morning radio show The Current— with the fabulously one-sided Anna Maria Tremonti– the Minister for Immigration was explaining that we needed more immigrants because we weren’t reproducing ourselves. She said it in public, on the radio- on the CBC, for heaven’s sake. Of course the hostess with the mostest breezed past the comment– busily trying to prove the Conservative minister was an ogre, but there it was. Not enough babies.
3+ billion years of God-driven evolution; thousands upon thousands of generations of ancestors surviving pestilence, war, disaster– and now the children of those same forebearers? Just. Can’t. Be. Bothered. Or– go about it a self-destructive way. We are consuming ourselves.
Murdering and preventing incorrect ideas is all part of the death-slide: the HRC thought-police and lefty media & academia are pleased to serve as our intellectual abortionists, allowing only the self-evident consensus to live and thrive. We are stupiding ourselves.
These question won’t go away, but we will. Canada and the West is on the downslope of an unprecedented self-mass-extinction, and a mass-lobotomy.
And the ghosts stand, awaiting answers.
~ MARCHING AS TO WAR— Deborah Gyapong: “On my way to the Human Rights Tribunal hearing”.. no confirmation at this time whether she’s dressed like Mark Steyn or not, and how many Mark Steyns may or may not be present at said tribunal. Hopefully we don’t get a Calgary-esque rally of Steyns versus a mixed gathering of dozens of Warmans, Kinsellas, and Steacy’s. Our money would still be on Steyn, though the others will fight dirty …. (deborahgyapong.blog)
~ WE ARE ALL NEO-NAZIS NOW! Jonathan Kay: How the human-rights industry somehow convinced Canadians to cheer on an alleged neo-Nazi. Via Flaming Catfish; and March 25th 2008: The day the CHRC Cried …. (NP, BC)
~ SILENCE! Canada orders ministry by Christians shut down. ‘Nothing we could do would please them’ …. (wnd)
~ INFO ISRAEL: “Orwell Would Be Proud” …. (infoisrael.net)
~ SHAIDLE— It’s now “Retain Counsel” +60 Days or so.. “Back in late January, Warren Kinsella advised me and some other people to “retain counsel.” …. (fivefeetoffury)
Mark Steyn, renowned columnist, discusses
international relations and the impact of Islamic culture.
Photo by Aaron Hall
~ THE CORNELLIAN— “Steyn shares world view” …. (thecornellian.com)
~ LETTER TO THE ED: “Steyn did a service” …. (montrealgazette)
~ SMOULDERING CATNIP— “Crossing DeLancey – Abdhullah that is… Polite Society meet Abdhullah DeLancey of the Moncton Delancey’s Ezra Levant’s new pen-pal” ; Steyn Undercover? …. (blazingcatfur.blog, daily bayonet)
~ MORE SHAIDLE— “Why Can’t Muslims Debate?” …. (5fof)
~ KATE @ SDA— “As this post pertains to the continuing controversy created by pesky “freespeechers” (that’s a pejorative, by the way), it’s only fair to acknowledge that in the wake of my comments of Sunday, about 20 of the best and brightest the Canadian leftosphere has to offer linked to SDA in condemnation. (I won’t name you all for fear of leaving someone out.)” …. (sda)
~ JAY CURRIE: “Cherniak misses the point…again” …. (jaycurrie)
Ezra Levant Links
~ IN FOCUS: Why is tomorrow’s hearing important? …. (ezralevant.com)
~ NUREMBURG, Alberta: “Death to the Jews” shouted at Calgary rally..
Syed Soharwardy goes on a media-blitz, letting people know how this will negatively impact him, the Islamic world, and every Canadian Muslim, even the apostate columnist Salim Mansour …. (ezralevant.com)
~ 770 CHQR: Herald Column – On Bigots & Free Speech …. (am770chqr.com)
~ OTHER NEWS— The Tiananmen Olympics …. (ezralevant.com)