Steynian 262

~ THE OBAMA AS A TECHNIQUE— Read “The problem with a spending freeze“. Note this:

“I noticed this in Obama’s books as well, especially the second. He’ll often discuss an issue, apparently showing a great range of empathy for both sides and state a real objection, and then he’ll ignore that and go on to state his position.”

As MaxedOutMamma notes, Obama has the progressive/ revolutionary Jedi mind tricks down pat– but it’s a scarier thing than she knows: (1) Listen Attentively™; (2) regurgitate in a Caring™ manner what the other person said/ appears to believe, thereby getting said person to think you’re on their side and/ or mighty Sympathetic™; (3) go on to tell them what to think/ do anyway.

It’s a sleazy trick– used in psychology, modern church politics and ‘pastoral’ skills, contemporary political & social discourse, radical agitation and subversion. It’s a dehumanizing political technique; it uses people as objects to be converted and manipulated, or obstacles to be neutralized; it’s soft-fascism at its softest and most fascistic, and patronizing. Watch for false sympathy; the bait & switch, used to drag you along on their truthstapo agenda and mindset. We bin warned. ~

~ SAYS THE HEADLINE “Poverty cuts recommend by 4 of 5 Canadian leaders”.. well done, then! A chicken in every pot. Poverty bad, non-poverty good. Got it.

And then what? Poverty is partly financial, partly environmental, partly a state of mind and soul. It’s the result of human nature, some injustice, some sin, some despair, some the universe is not an equal opportunity experience for all. “The poor”, Jesus famously said, “you will always have with you.” Gasp! Divine sanction for The Man keeping people down right there in Matthew 26:11! Or– a sad admission of reality?

Despite several generations of spending and a fair amount of failure, it is still thought by many nice people– with the inevitable progress of humanity onwards and upwards and all– that we can pretty much “cure” social problems and suffering. You know, give, say, a round trillion dollars of ‘foriegn aid’ to poor African countries from the mid-1960s until 2008, and thence unicorns, utopia and fluffy bunnies shall ensue everywhere. Or not. Or may, dreams the U.N., still.

Apparently welfare creates a desire for more welfare, just as– say, back in ye olde cave-person times– a land of plenty [with low saber-tooth cat danger] created a desire to abide and prosper in said land of plenty [with low saber-tooth cat danger]. Why go somewhere else, or work harder? A few individualistic types might do so, but on the whole, comfortable circumstances are quite ..comfortable. Elsewise, the Great Society in the U.S., or the Great Giveaway to Africa, or the great infusion of money to Canadian native reservations would cure all problems. Indeed, the progressive “mind is used to thinking in terms of doing away with unpleasant things by the sheer, gravity-defying power of good-intentions.” It didn’t work? Throw more money! Utter still more good intentions!

Let’s not simply give a man a fish, or only teach him to fish, but enable him to buy the lake and run a fishplant to employ hundreds? How shall we give a hand-up? Cut dependency on welfare, which in some places, goes from one generation to another? Not by saying “Poverty is Bad” and “Mama Gov Shall Feed All”, or by taxing everything in sight so the government can create an ever-growing class of people dependent on government. Nor by saying “Let them eat tax-cuts”, and “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps” as we drive past some plight or other in the Beemer, with the windows up..

The churches copped out in the post-war period, by embracing social welfare, and abandoning big charity and creativity in terms of grassroots small-scale local and effective answers to particular needs in particular places. Mammon– or the lack of it– is not the worst thing ever, nor the cure of our ills and essential needs. Government has not done a good job.

Modern Utopian economics is pretty much magical thinking and the denial of reality, anyway: too bad it’s left so many ruined lives and countries in its wake, and has still not woken up.

What’s a few trillion between friends, anyway? Just thinking, is all. ~

“Toleration of the unacceptable leads to the last round-up.”
~ Bob Dylan ~

~ CRAPTACULAR! WE’VE OPINIONIZED on Conspiracy Theories before– or at least, that’s What They™ want you to believe! Faked moonwalks? Bigfoot swimming in Loch Ness? Illuminati/ Bilderburgs? Dryer sock shredders? Amateurs!

The most interesting conspiracies are right out in the open. Satanic music? Pah– some rock music advocates evil when you play it forwards.. after all, you don’t think Muzak was inspired by GOD, do ya? Or the vast left-wing like-minded media/ academic/ political/ libchurch/ United Nations propaganda conspiracy.. again, all out in the open! Evil EUSSR empire? Too obvious. The Gay Conspiracy? Nonsense: it’s all pretty public, defined, and aggressive about Heather Has A Posse Of Semi-Parental Mutual Consenting Adult Authority Figures, in school and society.

Of the big ones right now: the so-called Financial Crisis, and the so-called Obama candidacy. Public. Too obvious. Right in front of our collective noses.

Obama wants to be a soft-dictator like Chavez over a giant America-As-Venzuela, as one person recently put it. He’s got truth-squads, open lies, terror-buddies, hidden past & documents, and fingerprints all over a lot of bad stuff, and connections with a lot of unscrupulous people. All but hard-core Obammunists can see who and what he is.

Financial Crisis? Been coming for years and years– it’s predictable, disastrous Demoncratic corruption & porkbarrelling– and even now they’re a-theivin’, lying, and sweetening the craptacular crap-sandwich bailout attempted socialist takeover of a part of American’s economy & future. Lots of people were in on it. Trillions are in play; vote-buying is glaringly obvious; the actual U.S. debt & social spending obligations are near $60 trillion. Nobody’s hands are clean: not least Obama’s, Frank’s, Pelosi’s, and Dodd’s. The whole thing is the same old rotten fish in the sun, with some creepy new twists.

Mind you, that’s a little too real-world for people dissecting 911 videos or moonwalk theories. After all– real-world obvious & open conspiracies might require people.. to actually DO something. Risk possible hard work, suffering, hardship, bursting of delusions, unpopularity, and– horror of horrors– injury to our tender self-esteem.

Grow a pair. Quit yer bitchin’. Time to start kickin’ butt & takin’ names. Support those who are already doing so on your behalf; write, call, recruit.

Binks

P.S. For some hard-core mock conspiracizing, try this on for tinfoil hat size.

Clown-In-Chief?

Mark Steyn

~ SARAH’S BIG NIGHT: “Mark and Hugh Hewitt review the vice-presidential debate – plus here’s Mark and Hugh earlier on Biden’s bluster and McCain’s misfires”; WOODEN ARROWS: THE REST OF THE STORY– The problem with earmarks – plus: Arrow collared, Sarah’s big night, Conflicts for thee, and Woolly bully …. (MS)

Boissoin

~ PURE EVIL! The Letter that Started It All, by Pastor Stephen Boissoin …. (canadianpastor.blog)

FreeSpeechers

~ WHY NOT ASK? “Where Do Your Local Candidates Stand on Canada’s HRC Abuses?” …. (dailybayonet.blog)

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG: Help me get my wings back!; If you missed seeing the chilling Obama kidz; Sheila Wray Gregoire on the credit crisis; If Sarah Palin had a convicted abortion clinic bomber in her closet; A must read essay on Sarah Palin by Mary Grabar; I hope McCain listens to this media strategy; I love the Anchoress; Can I have fries and special sauce with that? …. (dg)

~ SHAIDLE: “FreeMarkSteyn.com plugs my new book, The Tyranny of Nice. Remember: your copy is just seconds away!” …. (fivefeetoffurby)

~ OUR TAX-FUNDED LIB-BUDDIES: “I got this response Feb 4th still awaiting follow up from the CBC re their collusion, that they have admitted to with the Liberal party of Canada”; imagine that.. just like Obama, with all these media sympathizers pushing uphill, the Libs are still tanking; CBC online Employment application form; Stephen Harper is a robot, desmog sinks to new lows; and “The French-language arm of the CBC said Thursday it will summon for a meeting a reporter who took part in a web campaign launched by Quebec artists to protest Conservative cuts in culture subsidies and prevent the party’s re-election” …. (Various)

~ HEZBO-IGNORER Bernie Farber: The wilful blindness of Lesley Hughes and her beliefs …. (np)

~ WHY HE IS THE ONE “…This vision is the one that, since the beginning of time had people praying for a “good king” to supplant their cruel one, following conquering emperors or throwing their lives into the bottomless pit of totalitarian regimes that promised utopia” …. (breathofthebeast.blog)

~ PREVENT MEDIOCRITY: BLANCHE NUIT— Wally Keeller, unrepoetant …. (poetency.blog)

~ OUTSPOKEN Catholic Magazine Calls For Defeat And Removal Of Prime Minister Harper …. (lifesitenews)

~ WHY, THAT JUST EXPLAINS EVERYTHING! … “Extry, extry: Religious people are more likely to helpful and generous—but only because they think God is watching and judging them like some supernatural hall monitor.” God the tattle-tale buzz-kill/ RCMP officer ruining the free spirited joyriders of life. Sigh. Well, Hell would suck, and is scary– but only because it means saying no to God forever, though he is our eternal and infinite beginning and end and fulfillment. ‘God-Shaped Hole in Our Hearts’ and all that. Doign whatever you want is fun for a bit, but not consequence-free, not always as fun for the bystanders and/or victims. “I’m not hurting anybody” is a lame excuse, unless the person saying it isn’t a person, nor those who love them. This is yet another person rejecting an infinitely complicated matter with low-level Sunday School thinking, and not staying for a better answer, because they’re worried God might really exist. And who says being afraid of consequences is a bad thing, exactly? Otherwise, a whoel world of stupid, dangerous, hurtful and otherwise consequential activities would be even more common than they are: Darwin Awards For Everyone! …. (scaramouche)

~ FRESHLY FRANKLY DIMANTLY speaking: “The landscape of Israel advocacy in Canada – differing perspectives” …. (bnaibrith.ca)

~ FURBALL: “No joke — two blokes walk into an office and rewrite curriculum.. Susan Martinuk, Calgary Herald” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ OBAMA USES TERROR LAWYER TO FIGHT FORGED BIRTH CERTIFICATE LAWSUIT: “The plot thickens. The lawsuit Philip Berg filed based on my blockbuster expose of Obama’s birth certificate forgery has taken a bizarre and disturbing twist. Why is a Presidential candidate using a terrorist lawyer. Every alliance, every allegiance .. malevolent” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ UK COURT Recognizes Threat to Christian Converts …. (blogfreeworld)

~ IMMIGRATION not needed for decades in Canada, [Globe & Mail] …. (MaD)

~ THE WASCALLY TOO-CON CHRIS REID— Xtra Magazine Election Forum …. (conservativeandgay.blog)

~ DISAPPEARING BRITS WITH SENSITIVE TOILETS— “Jacqui Smith, UK home secretary, whose dhimmitude we have laughed at before, unveiled the UK’s new identity card – with no sign of Britain” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ JOURNALISTS: your moral and intellectual superiors! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ JUNGSTURM Barack Obama– you and all your pallies go / an’ get your uber alles on! …. (realbarackobama, A2K)

Marching cadence: ObaMesSiah


Alpha?! Omega?! “Yes. We. Can.”

~ THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE DEMS– PROFILE: BARNEY FRANK: “We need to keep in mind several things about allowing likeminded creatures to rule over us. Frank has admitted to doing things—such as allowing a ephebophilic and homosexual prostitution ring to run from his apartment—that, if any school teacher had done them, would have resulted in his dismissal, arrest and prison. Yet Frank carries along unscathed, essentially above and beyond the law moral or otherwise” …. (thereturnofscipio)

~ WHAT IS THIS, 1953? Jewish US Soldier Brutally Beaten By Anti-Semite Soldiers– “Terrible story. It came from the top down. The Sargent should be be court martialed. NCOs should have been immediately punished, removed rebuked. The The culture at Fort Benning is rotten – culture of Jew hatred” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ BIGGER & MORE GOVERNMENT! Stephen Harper promises to expand the welfare state to unburden Canadians from personal responsibility and difficult choices: EI changes; and “Harper and gag laws” …. (shotgun)

~ ODDLY ENOUGH, “Blacks in Harlem support McCain’s policies — when they think they’re Obama’s” …. (5fof)

~ FINANCIAL WHIRLPOOL— “Who’s responsible for America’s financial woes?: According to this opiner, it’s that idiot Bill “I feel your pain” Clinton who should get the credit for ruining credit. Update: An Aussie pundit says FDR and Jimminy “Cricket” Carter are at fault, too” …. (scaramouche)

~ GREAT PUMPKIN— Pork, control, and moral hazard …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)

~ ONE OF ALBERTA’S TOP JUDGES says it’s up to politicians to toughen bail guidelines after 30 of 34 suspects arrested in a Calgary gang bust were freed on various conditions …. (dustmybroom)

O’Reilly Blasts Barney Frank On Fannie Mae Mess!!


Via

~ DUBYAMANIA— “Bush comes up less frequently in the US debates than he does the Canadian ones. How ironic is that?” …. (MaD)

~ CAN I CALL YOU ‘JOE’? — Sarah Palin takes command; The “Pit Bull” Returns; Vice Presidential Debate vs. Federal Candidates’ Debate blurb.. Palin won, say Malkin, Noonan, Dick Morris, the Luntz gang & more; Biden’s Lies, the Short List. 4-parter debate starts here (EweTube) …. (Various)

Noonan: “She Killed.”


Via

~ TROOOOFER! Batspit Crazy VI: Lesley Hughes considering run as independent…plus she may sue!; Scaramouche— “Troof and consequences: Cashiered Liberal candidate Lesley Hughes (who looks to be around 95 in the photo on the Ceeb site) has decided to run as an independent so that voters in her Winnipeg riding can decide for themselves whether they want to send a troofer to Parliament” …. (blazingcatfur, scaramouche)

~ PITY-PARTIES & PRIZES FOR MONSTERS: Society’s Abjectly Unforgivable Failures …. (pieface-ruminations.blog)

~ BIZARRO-POLICIES: “Biden-Obama Position: Courts Should Have Power to Reset Mortgage Principle” — just pulling numbers out of the air it is, Mr. Almost-President …. (americandigest.org)

~ REMEMBERING A GREAT CONSERVATIVE THINKER— “Buckley never doubted that liberalism tooks its quasi-religious life from the twin goals of earthly redemption and human divinization . . . . Despite [liberals’] professions of tolerance, Buckley wrote, “it is fair to generalize that American liberals are reluctant to coexist with anyone on their Right” …. (merecomments)

~ WHY IS GANNET MEDIA HOSTING AN OBAMA EVENT? The Dish Network’s Obama Channel; Ed Driscoll – Radical Fascist Chic (see his New Silicon Graffiti Video: “Bonnie & Nixon” first) …. (Various)


It’s Messiah-Vision, 24-7-365!

~ ZUCKER’S CONSERVATIVE movie American Carol needs a big opening night — catch the first 10 minutes here FREE; Culture wars at the cineplex; Time Immortal: I really do want to see ‘An American Carol’ …. (Various)

~ THE TRUE PRICE of Chinese medals …. (blogfreeworld)

~ AMERICAN THINKER— The Abyss-ification of political rhetoric; Liberalism needs another bailout …. (AmTh)

~ CREEPING SHARIA— Text from the Counterjihad Conference, Florence Italy 2008 …. (creepingsharia)

~ WHAT WE call The News, by JibJab …. (jibjab.com)

Patronizing Celebrities tell Americans on and on not to vote.. unless


Also via

~ SOLAR WARMING/ COOLING = global warming/ cooling: Sunspots at a 50-year low …. (timeimmortal.net)

Jihad

~ RELIGION OF.. CHATTY NEWBORNS: JORDAN Names Mosque After Jesus, “Proof That Islam is a Religion of Tolerance”– Saith Binks: mind you, the Islamic Jesus (i.e., Koran and Islamic Tradition Jesus, or Issa), is not the Jesus of the New Testament, but a counter to Muhammed’s 6-7th Century encounter with heretical Christians, and a foil for Allah. The Koran’s newborn Jesus even has a little speech, post-partum “Lo! I am the slave of Allah. He hath given me the Scripture and hath appointed me a Prophet. And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive.” etc., and so on. (19.30-31). You know, pretty much like a normal baby. No, we’re not making this up: read the Koran itself. It’s saying: “Hey! Gather ’round people Now, I may be only a few minutes old, but I just wanted to say for the record that I’m NOT the only-begotten Son of the Father, Word Made Flesh, God of God, OK? I’m merely Allah’s slave, right? Now: where’s my swaddling clothes, it’s chilly in here!” …. (Wz, Wiki, USC)

And What Do We Think of That So-Called Baby ‘Jesus’, Kids?

~ BARBARA KAY, “The Islamist elephant in the room no politicians will acknowledge. I had the privilege of spending a few hours today, October 2, amongst the bravest people in Canada” .(blazingcatfur.blog)

~ ISLAMISTS ABUSING CANADIAN COURTS in effort to sue Canadian Firms doing business with Israel; Beligerent Islam continues its takeover of Canada via the courts …. (blazingcatfur.blog, 5f)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Wooing hearts and minds in that old-fashioned way: Okay, so the surge is working and Iraq is on its way to becoming…what? A beacon of freedom in the mess o’potamia that’s the Arab world? A firm friend of the kafirs who freed it from the thugs who’d been running the joint? The world’s only functioning, yet non-threatening, sharia (or sharia-lite) state?” …. (scaramouche)

~ KILLING US SOFTLY: Melanie Phillips writes about the agenda that’s doing in the U.K. (and having a similarly devastating effect here in Canada) …. (scaramouche)

~ A MODEST PROPOSAL: How’s this for an idea whose time will never come—a regional “alliance” between Turkey, Israel, the Arabs and Iran? The idea is being floated by an, er, imaginative Arab …. (scaramouche)

~ AN ASTONISHING 60 children rescued by UK’s Forced Marriage Unit …. (novascotiascott)

~ A GREAT reply to an offended Muslim’s threats …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WHAT-NOW? Stop the presses! U.N. anti-blasphemy resolution curtails free speech! .(jihadwatch.org)

~ CAIR WAS RUNNING THIS VIDEO — VOTER DRIVES AT THE FRIDAY NIGHT PRAYER SERVICES AT THE MOSQUE. Obama, the Muslim thing and why it matters …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ CANADA: Historic Church Turned Into a Mosque …. (Wz)

~ ORWELL’S PICNIC— Multiculturalism in practice. Works great huh? Ethics question revisited …. (anglocath.blog)

~ THE ACTIVITIES of a charity? “It is time for you to pledge death”,, sounds like that darned Rotary Club again! …. (investigativeproject.org)

~ NOT TO WORRY, BUT.. Mobile dirty-bomb detectors patrolling in New Jersey. ID’s radioactive sources as small as grain of sand within dozen feet while moving at 45 mph …. (worldnetdaily)

~ METHODISTS! Three Muslims charged in firebombing of Muhammad book publishing house …. (jihadwatch.org)

~ RELIGION OF.. Somali town administration vows “to bring back Islamic theocracy” and to govern “using laws of the Holy Koran” …. (jihadwatch)

~ OH REALLY? Biden During Debate: We Kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon…Wait, What? …. (Wz)

Why, the enemy is loud; you hear him all night.

~ EN FRANCAIS— Conférence publique de Point de BASCULE– Comment Point de Bascule organise-t-il des conférences? …. (pointdebasculecanada)

~ TWO, TWO: TWO EVILS IN ONE! “Jihadism has succeeded in bringing close to its influence sphere the Anti-americanism and the Anti-Jihadism, the South-American populisms of Chávez and Evo Morales, the authoritarian regimes of the ex-Soviet area and an alarming number of international and tribal autocracies with an unjustifiable representation in UN General Assembly” …. (blogfreeworld)

~ SENSIBLE EGYPT: court gives Muslim Christian boys to Christian Muslim father …. (JiWa)

~ MUSLIM CONVERT and Chicago Cubs Fan: Only Allah can Help us win the World Series …. (Wz)

~ UK NO-GO ZONES: British street cleaner attacked by Muslim mob.. for wandering into Pakistan? .(oldham-chronicle.co.uk)

~ GIGGLES ABOUND— CAIR Terror Financing Trial: Jurors Shown Video of Bin Laden’s Mentor Stumping for Holy Land Foundation, Defendants Joking About “Killing Zionists” …. (Wn)

~ VIA CATFUR— Zakaat for you and for me…just sell your allegiance to the Islamic State …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ KILL KILL KILL! Fun ‘n’ games at “Camp” Gaza: Will the suffering never end? In this photo, Gaza moppets can be seen celebrating Eid by enduring the torment of an amusement park attraction …. (scaramouche)

~ YOUTUBE CENSORS Comedian’s Anti-Sharia Video Called “Welcome to Saudi Britain”. Irony falls over, implodes …. (Wz)

~ JOOOOOOOS! New Pakistani PM Hints Israel Behind Marriott Hotel Bombing, Done to Promote “Islamophobia” …. (Wz)

~ GOOD NEWS from Iran: two Muslims converts to Christianity freed! …. (blogfreeworld)

~ U.S. MOUNTING EFFORT To Counter Limits on Speech Critical of Islam, By Marc Perelman, The Jewish Daily Foward …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

Dem Scary Joooos! ZOG Music:
Matisyahu – King without a crown


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