It all makes sense, if you’re a Utopian, who thinks that Really Super-Neat Things™ are just around the corner, and all that stands between it and us is [current obstacle/ person here]. It’s like kids standing out front of a giant carnival, but being prevented from entering. Hence the ‘anything goes tantrum of the American Left. Utopia Lost. Palin is spoiling our heaven-on-earth happy!
It’s hard for liberals, in their endless War Against Reality. They’ve got the magic happy-plan, and all they need is to get us all lined up and taking part, like good utopian minions.
Best. Empire. Ever.
Such imagined worlds seem very modern and new– but the planned perfect society was the idea of Augustus Caesar: the Pax Augusta/ Romana, as articulated by the poet Virgil, and the writer Cicero. The cost of Augustus’ revolution? The loss of political freedoms, a cuddly dictatorship, with no checks or balances on the Imperial power.
Individuals are made subservient to the master-plan, the ideal theory of the Roman Golden Age, under the perfect ruler. Except people are not Lego, and reality does not always fit the theory. Said Canadian historian Charles Norris Cochrane in his classic ‘Christianity and Classical Culture‘ (1939), written 20 years after the start of the perfect inhumanizing system of Soviet Communism, and 10 years after the birth of another perfect system, Hitlerism:
“…the idealist commits the crime of Prometheus in seeking to appropriate what belongs to Zeus, or like Adam in the Garden, eats of the forbidden fruit in order to become “like God”. In other words, what he does is to treat knowledge not as a means to ‘wisdom’ but as a source of “power”. The power to which he aspires, however, proves to be quite illusory. For what he has in fact accomplished is to substitute his notion of order for the order which exists in the universe; the fictitious for the actual; the dead concept for the living reality. His problem is thus to give currency to this counterfeit of cosmic order by persuading or compelling men to accept it as genuine. The effort to do so constitutes the history of ‘politics’ in classical antiquity.” (p.98)
Same manure, different millennium.
The history of the past century and more is a search for that perfect system; to impose on the universe and persuade (or compel) other people to take on some concept of utopia. Or as T.S. Eliot said,
They constantly try to escape
From the darkness outside and within
By dreaming of systems so perfect
that no one will need to be good
But the man that is shall shadow
The man that pretends to be.
Whatever her good intentions, it certainly appears that Lynch and many in the HRC– when not dreaming of being secret agents or thought police– are this kind of utopian. So declares our very own Canadian HRC boss Jennifer Lynch:
“Here we are– just 8 years into the new Millenium – and we find ourselves at an interesting, challenging and hopeful time. A time when the opportunity of realizing our mission of building an inclusive society is in sight…”
Ah yes, here we are. Dream.. mission.. building.. inclusive society. Her fellow Canadians as subjects over which to exercise ideological and governmental power. By her and her ilk, and for our own good. The fictitious inclusive order of the universe shall be realized. Her notion, her kingdom come, on earth, as it is in theory.
It’s bigger than her: utopias bubble all around us: the EUSSR; ObamaMessianism; UN utopianism; International Courtism; soft Marxism; Jackboot ideologies of all shapes and sizes, all For Our Own Good™. The fight is big. HRCism is a localized symptom of a really big, popular bad idea, a temptation in the human heart towards heavens on earth.
If you don’t want to play? You’re not Canadian, nor inclusive & tolerant. Silly rabbit: YOU are the problem. Evil incarnate, deserving of no respect, courtesy, civility, assumption of humanity. You are Steyn, Palin, Levant, Harper, Boissoin, McCain, Shaidle, and Scott Brockie.
See how evil he is? We the wrong-headed really do deserve the spite and spittle, dontcha see?
Sadly, the reality is that it’s the darkness within that never gets addressed in heaven-on-earth; and that all of us– including our would-be-masters– are imperfect sinners with imperfect understanding, mixed motives, and confusions.. like all the rest of us… except they presume themselves called to a high and lonely destiny. All evil is externalized: out there, somebody else’s fault.
It all makes perfect sense. Now get to work eradicating it!
One of the lesser evils,
~ AND LO, THE EARTH TREMBLED… spawn of Binks, a.k.a. ‘Steeb’ has entered upon the dark and dangerous path of blogging on teh interwebs. He’s got just a couple of entries up, but go see, and make his hits meter happy. Any suggestions, mockery, soul-crushing criticism most welcome. He welcomes your Lego-pictures for his ‘Lego Of Tha Day’ segment, and any cool YouTube suggestions. No trolls, please …. (steeb) ~
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~ EZRA WHO? The Steyn is back! “Alas, while setting their own pants on fire, [Howard Kurtz] & Co. also managed to spill the lighter fluid all over Barack’s coronation robes” …. (pundita.blog)
~ STEYNIANISM: DREAM TICKET— A striking headline. Plus: Wondering no more, Mad How disease – and it’s a Palin postbag in an all-new Mark’s Mailbox ~ Also: Pig in a poke, The shadow knows, and Lipstick on your Corner …. (himself)
~ RIGHT GIRL: Paging Mark Steyn …. (girlontheright.com)
On The Dignity Of DIfference:
“It is through exchange that difference
becomes a blessing, not a curse.”
~ MUCH OF WHAT we loosely call the Western world will not survive this century …. (MaD)
~ KATY & IGGY — Kathy Shaidle meets Michael Ignatieff …. (bluewavecanada)
~ THE DOGS OF WAR TURN on ther own? “Human Rights Activist: BCHRT “Flawed” …. (downwitheverybody)
~ HATE SPEECH AND THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ACT— Steering us wrong: From the Jewstablishment’s Federal Election 2008 Guide to the Issues for the Community …. (scaramouche)
~ FREE SPEECH and intellectual freedom – some thoughts …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ RACIST NON-CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE Bedard (L) turfed, MSM’s as expected mostly keeping it quiet, front page stories lacking …. (MaD)
~ A NEW SHERRIFF In Town: Ontario HRC Get Tough On Doctors. Who next? Police? Clergy? Government employees? Citizens? …. (downwitheverybody)
~ GEORGE JONAS: It’s the goody-goodies who frighten me most …. (nationalpost)
~ SPEECH-CODES AS LAW: “Does homosexuals marrying effect your marriage? If you can’t call your wife, your wife” …. (MaD)
~ CANADA’S HRCs Are Doing More Harm Than Good: The Cowl – Andrew Sparks …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ HUMAN-RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT deeply troubling: Critics– Lena Sin, Vancouver Province – Loopholes leave tribunals open to abuse, groups say …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ MALAYSIA: A plea for diologue and free speech …. (malaysiakini)
~ DR. CAROLYN BENNETT, willing to drop affirmative action and HRC “no wash hands” rulings to promote safe water and food …. (MaD)
~ RESTLESS NATIVES: Native Leaders Speak Out Against Racist Candidates. Sorry, no human rights for you …. (rjjago)
~ THE KEELER– CONGRATULATIONS, IT’S A MURDERER: The Cobourg Daily Star, Sept 9, published an editorial entitled, “Oh, the male of the species.” Ah yes, we testosterone-poisoned killer-apes …. (poetency.blog)
~ ONTARIO DOCS TO BABS HALL: Take a Midol …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ SLATE WONDERS: “What’s The Matter With Canada/Heaven?” The grass is always greener, huh? …. (downwitheverybody)
~ THE NATIONAL CITIZEN’S COALITION has a new campaign, timed to coincide with the election, called “Stop the Free Speech Police.” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ RETARD-WATCH: Man drowns while saving son with Down Syndrome .. To donate to Thomas VanderWoude’s memorial fund to help wife Mrs. Mary Ellen VanderWoude and son Joseph, send checks made out to the “VanderWoude Trust Fund”– Holy Trinity Parish, 8213 Linton Hall Road, Gainesville, VA 20155 …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ DIRTY TRICKS? “Harassing censors just won’t leave us alone!” …. (fd)
~ CLASSIC PRIMATE Hoot-frenzy– You stay classy, the Left – round 3. It’s not about the content, it’s all about the hooting …. (timeimmortal)
~ WALLY KEELER smacks down a metrosexual …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ HEY, YOU STUPIDS! TVO is hanging the Greens out to dry. In related news: May “They” and “I” – Greens apologize to Buckdog. Green Party Staffer Apologizes To Blogger for threatening spurious libel suit. Your lying ears — and videotape — versus Elizabeth May’s stack of Bibles; Fire melts steel, and evidently, magnetic tape melts Elizabeth May …. (Various)
~ CHINA— Would-Be Protesters Find the Olympics Failed to Expand Free Speech …. (nytimes)
~ CRY-BABIES: “The mainstreamers are crying foul because their beamish boy Obama is having a spot of bother, media-wise. As Peter Wehner writes on the Commentary site, there was no problemo all those years when Bushitler and his gang were in the crosshairs. Now that Bambi’s getting the treatment, the MSMers are wailing like tiny little babies …. (scaramouche)
~ LIBERALS: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has demeaned aboriginals …. (dustmybroom)
~ KEEP RUNNING: Canada’s Nazis are Gaining On You …. (126.96.36.199)
~ JUDEN KOOTIES! Leftist blogger complains “The Jews” Have bought Stephen Harper. Halls of Macadamia and DustmyBroom have both posted a link and screen shots of “leftist/progressive” blogger Canadian Cynic’s most recent deranged posting …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ ABBOTSFORD TIMES: “Free speech tested in hot ‘melting pot'” …. (canada.com)
~ FREE SPEECH ECLIPSED— Return of ‘hate crimes’ plan looms in Congress. Legal crackdown on biblical condemnation of homosexuality feared …. (wnd)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Drive, they said: Canada’s party of smug hard-lefties, the socialist NDP, is fed up with being what the Toronto Star calls “just a parking space for the conscience of the nation.” It wants to be in the driver’s seat—now!” …. (scaramouche)
~ POLITICAL PORNOGRAPHY— Out-Takes: Behind The Atlantic’s McCain Cover …. (americandigest)
~ PRAVDA UK: The price of free speech …. (guardian.co.uk)
~ OUR COMPLIANT LIB-MEDIA: Canada gets own pig controversy but you will probably not hear much about it …. (dustmybroom)
~ SOME GOOD NEWS: New York Judge Upholds Christians’ Free-Speech Rights …. (citizenlink)
~ CUTE THINGS ARE PEOPLE TOO! Let Us Take A Moment Of Silence For Our Fallen Pagophilus Groenlandicus Brothers …. (dustmybroom)
~ OLD FARMER’S ALMANAC: Forget Global Warming, Here’s Global Cooling! …. (neatorama)
~ THE ATLANTIC hires Leni Riefenstahl for a Photo Shoot …. (directorblue.blog)
~ UK COURT GREENLIGHTS Green Vandalism: “A British jury cleared a half-dozen Greenpeace activists of charges they caused £35,000 of damage to a coal-fired power plant on the grounds that such actions were justified to help prevent the threat posed by climate change” …. (volokh.com)
~ LET’S GIVE THANKS ON Jan Sobieski Day, September 12 …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)
~ UNEQUAL BEFORE THE LAW: Criminal sharia judgments in the UK …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ BIO-TERROR HORROR PLANNED: Al-Qaeda Targets Lethal Disease Research Facility on NY Island …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ FORMER BEATLE Paul McCartney threatened with suicide bombers for playing concert in Israel …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ NOW SET FOR publication, ‘The Jewel of Medina’ …. (americanthinker)
~ REPORT FROM Beirut: Arab Bloggers Meet to Discuss Free Speech, Reject ‘Journalist’ Label …. (pbs.org)
~ THE WORM TURNS: Pakistani Air Force Ordered to Shoot Down American Predator UAV’s Targeting al-Qaeda and the Taliban …. (Wz)
~ THE LEGAL JIHAD: Gold’n Plump decision – EEOC says implement sharia or else! …. (creepingsharia)
~ JONATHAN SCHANZER: Islamism has penetrated American universities, as Democrats should appreciate. “Meet Ingrid Mattson” …. (nro)
~ DOOM! “Dhimmis, raus: Make no mistake—the usual suspects want to make the Middle East Christianrein, too. There is, however, one bright spot in the region where dhimmis—both Christians and Jewish—can still live as free kaffirs.” .. where the stinking infidels run free-range! …. (scaramouche)
~ M. ZUHDI JASSER: Why don’t our schools provide the tools to understand September 11? “The Unfought War on Islamism” …. (nro)
~ THE GIANT FLUSHING SOUND: UK now has Five Government Sanctioned Sharia Courts, Two More Planned …. (Wz)
~ HANDY HOMOCIDE solves EVERY problem! Saudi Fatwa: Kill Vulgar TV Owners …. (mypetjawa)
~ A TALLY OF THE Islamic Terror Attacks for the Last 60 Days …. (Wz)
~ ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases …. (timesonline)
~ REPORT SAYS British Media Overwhelmingly Islamophobic. Wah, sniffle, boo-hoo. Media must cheerlead all things Islamical! Now!! …. (Wz)
~ EN FRANCAIS— Élections fédérales: S’en prendre aux catholiques, ça va. Mais svp, ne mentionnez pas le djihad, par Barbara Kay. “Certains d’entre nous au Québec qui gardons l’oeil sur les activités et les acteurs de la communauté islamique s’interrogent sur les raisons pour lesquelles M. Duceppe est tellement fasciné par les opinions personnelles de Mme Charbonneau-Barron sur l’avortement, mais n’est pas du tout préoccupé par l’enthousiasme de la candidate Samira Laouni pour la charia et les agents provocateurs anti-occidentaux”. 13 septembre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)
~ US & UK Struggle To Make Terror Cases Stick …. (creepingsharia)
~ THE QUAINT CUSTOMS Pakistan: Father kills daughter over Christian boyfriend …. (dhimmiwatch)
~ ISLAMIC TERROR strikes in India …. (rightwingnews)
~ CREEPING SHARIA: “New Bay Area Islamic council seeks to create sharia court” …. (creepingsharia)
~ RELIGION OF.. The Islamic State: Where 9 Years Old Is Old Enough …. (dustmybroom)
~ PARANOIA, Islam, and the West …. (JiWa)
~ ISRAEL’S BITCH: What one rabid anti-Zionist is calling Sarah Palin. Cuz Jews are eivl; all evil is from the Jews. Sarah Palin is evil– therefore she’s working for the Jews. Makes perfect sense …. (scaramouche)
~ SAUDIS CRACKING DOWN on old pervs wedding little girls: The commonplace practice is becoming a bit too embarrassing, even for the Saudis …. (scaramouche)
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