Steynian 277

~ THE REBELS ARE REVOLTING! ‘Overthrowing The Man’ is our modern paradigm. The rebels are ragtag, brave, etc.; the establishment is corrupt, irredeemable, mean, etc. Think Princess Leia versus Darth Vader; the plucky American Minutemen versus the brutish British; the protestant reformers versus the bloated late-medieval Catholic Church; the trendy nun against the old stuffed habits; the peasants against the barricades and tearing down the Bastille; blah blah blah. It would be nice were the truth so simple (outside movies), but it’s not always so.

To take one modern example, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia was undertaking economic and social reforms within the existing structure of the Russian Empire that would have borne rich fruit by the late 19teens. Then World War I ruined everything. Civil War. Lenin, Stalin, untold suffering, disruption, repression; 40+ million USSR dead from Soviet machinations alone, not to mention World War II (the fruit of World War I).

The revolutionary Obama doesn’t care for the U.S. Constitution, apparently– it doesn’t allow him to play Santa with everybody’s money. Wah, boo hoo. Of course, as a rebel, fighting the Man, we’re supposed to admire him, and ignore the fact that if he fundamentally hates American principles and wants to rewrite them all to suit his radical politics, that maybe he shouldn’t be running for president, or go and find one willing to be mutated into Obamistan. He’s not alone: the same essential subversive programme has been used to mutate Western academia, politics, churches, family life, and other primary Western Civ institutions into betraying their fundamental principles and policies. We have met the enemy, and he and she are all around us– and proud of all their Utopian works.

Shiny, Happy Evil

Truth is, rebellion isn’t always virtuous; the self-satisfied revolters (like would-be American Commissars Ayers & Dohrn) not always good; their dreams not always better than what is or is emerging. God redeems evil; transforms what is into something better; out of the raw materials of our soul and our world, new and better things emerge: not always all at once, not in perfect form– but that is the nature of the world and human nature being what it is, and not Play-Doh. We and the world are imperfect: shot through with glory and darkness.

Truth is, religion is not the opiate of the masses– TV/DvDs and utopianism and Fast Food are that. Judaism and Christianity are religions of rescue and redemption; of a God who saves, and keeps his promises, who in the end is the source of justice, completion, and ultimacy. Thus, any account of suffering and injustice in Christianity which forgets the resurrection of Jesus and the ultimate promise of heaven for all believers is not fair, nor Christian.

For a utopian leader to promise utopia?– there’s opiates for ya. Heaven on earth, by and by? A cruel deception. After all, most modern North Americans enjoy unprecedented safety, comfort, health, technology, food, and other earthly comforts. Universal joy and contentedness have not by and large ensued. More immediate animal needs have been replaced with depression, suicide, boredom, worry, and general anxiety over the getting, keeping, and enjoying of our stuff. We shall live not by bread alone, but by home electronics and digital cable and whatever else.

Would You Like Fries With That?

Into this, Obama comes as a McSaviour to fulfil our McNeeds– he claims in himself (and his policies) the capacity to satisfy our misplaced spiritual hungers. A false messiah for a puzzled and disgruntled age. That many Americans are willing to sacrifice American principles, truth, freedom, their economic well-being, and even reality on an altar to this plastic messianic wannabee is a real glimpse into the current state of America’s soul.

Thing is, the Messiah came already. He rejected a crown, or military power, or a seat with the power-brokers; he planned no utopia, nor class-and-race war, nor a slave-state as a new and better Rome. Utopia– even if we could force everybody into it– would not satisfy or complete us, since we are not only this-worldly creatures. We impatiently long for more, better, perfect, true, good.

It’s a soul thing.

A communist revolutionary like Obama is not the messiah: he’s just a rerun of various world-class human monsters and tinpot scumbags like we’ve seen over and over for almost a century. And of course, they hate and punish the peasants worst of all, being of a higher order, called to exploit others for the greater good. Sacrifices Will Be Made. Or as Canadian philosopher George Grant once quoted from an old Spanish proverb, “Take what you want,” said God, “But you’ll have to pay for it.”

Lets keep hoping that America turns back from this brink, shakes itself, and understands how close it came to disaster.

Just sayin’, is all.


~ ALL THE COOL KIDS WILL BE THERE! Debate tonight in Halifax: “Human Rights and Free Speech” …. (novascotiascott)

~ UNRESTRAINED baby-worship continues over at Breeder Pride website Time Immortal. Drop by and join in! …. (

~ CHRC vs FREE SPEECH: Party in Halifax; Ezra Levant to hit up Halifax (along with a few other kvetchy journalists) …. (GiB)

~ THE GERIATRIC SCOTT GILBREATH amuses himself; in other news, retired geezer blogs a lot in the past few days, go read everything …. (nsnott)

Mark Steyn

“This is an amazing race. The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the Ebola virus. The economy is supposedly on the brink of global Armageddon. McCain has only $80 million to spend, while Obama’s burning through $600 mil as fast as he can, and he doesn’t really need to spend a dime given the wall-to-wall media adoration. And tonight Chris Matthews’ doctors announced that his leg tingle has metastasized leaving his entire body like a vibrating cellphone whose ringtone is locked on “I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy”. And yet an old cranky broke loser is within two or three points of the King of the World. Strange.”

~ Mark Steyn ~

~ FIVE DAYS TO GO: MY OBAMA YARD SIGN IS PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP– Meet the Auntie – plus Gibson hits Obama on his donors; The Barack Obama Lack-Of-Variety Show; Subprime campaign contributions, Sleeping partner, and This message brought to you by…; and Eye caramba ~ and don’t forget: prizes galore in the SteynOnline 2008 Campaign Countdown competition! …. (marksteyn)

~ SAITH STEYN— CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: DIVIDE AND CONQUER– The “human rights” commission is running out of friends …. (steynonline)


“By the way, I’m not weary of fighting these fights. I’m a little sheepish about asking for help every time I get sued, but I need to. I’m so grateful for your help. Stop for a moment to realize how much we’ve achieved and how far we’ve come. Freedom of speech is on the march in Canada. We’re winning in the court of public opinion. Please help me win in the court of law. I am not a registered non-profit organization. Donations are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes.”

~ Ezra Levant ~

~ SPOOOKY EZRA ASKS: “What’s the CIC doing for Halloween?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ EZ: DISGRACED Liberal lobbyist Warren Kinsella tries to destroy me …. (

~ AND IN DIS CORNER.. “Warren vs. Ezra”; Catfur: “Lying Jackal in desperate attempt to revive dead career – sues Ezra Levant in pathetic bid for attention.. Update3: Steyn wieghs in – Divide & Conquer”; More Anti-Ezra Lawfare …. (Various)

~ CONTRA THE EZ— “Kinsella’s lawyers are so powerful… they have added another day to September.”; New pRon genre unveiled: Warren Kinsella sues Ezra Levant; Warren vs. Ezra …. (Various)

~ UNKNOWN THOUGHTS— “Today’s Levant-Jaunt” link-o-rama …. (


~ ONE MORE HATE CRIME, copying Rev. Stephen Boissoin’s letter from a homosexual magazine …. (marginalizedactiondinosaur)


~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Binky on the Obama; I’m in love with Hill Buzz; Human rights update; Reaction to Obama’s anti-Constitution stance; Government data bases used to undermine Joe the Plumber; Bill Clinton you gotta love him; Lots of good stuff at the Corner this morning; Dispatch from Obama country …. (

Shun The Perp!

~ FACEBOOK GROUP to defend Margaret Wente– writes Jonathan Kay “On October 24, 2008, Globe & Mail writer Margaret Wente wrote an outstanding column deflating a variety of sentimental myths about Canadian natives and their history. Though the tone of the article was measured, and the factual claims entirely substantiated, the column nonetheless displeased Canada’s native activists. In recent days, Wente has become the target of a Facebook-based smear campaign. One group called “Fire Margaret Wente (and Dick Pound),” for instance, accuses Wente of publishing a “racist screed. It is not just Wente who is under attack here, but also the notion that Canadian intellectuals can speak truthfully and unsentimentally about pre-Contact native societies. If Wente were a true racist, I would be the first person calling for her dismissal from The Globe & Mail. But she is not: Her only crime is that she has too much intellectual self-respect to put political correctness before truth.” …. (

~ BLARING CATFRIZ— “Canada’s HRC’s. The good news is, not as bad as Belgium! For a glimpse of our future”; Canadian Human Rights Commission Ignores Parliamentary Immunity …. (

~ JONATHAN KAY: THIS is how you prosecute hate speech …. (np)

~ DAILY BAYONET— The ‘Hate Circuit’ in your brain: Don’t tell the CHRC …. (

~ WHERE WE’RE HEADED? “No free speech in Australia: The Australian government will now decide what its citizens can and cannot read on the web“.. I’d say we’re luck not to have a Liberal government right now …. (shotgun)

~ CANADA vs FREE SPEECH: FALSE EQUIVALENCE— A tale of two columnists …. (steynonline)

~ BARBARA KAY— Call off the ignoble savaging of Margaret Wente and Dick Pound; The Margaret Wente Firestorm; Suck it up… Margaret Wente is right; Jonathan Kay: Stand up for Margaret Wente. Not to take a cheap shot, but can these Obama-supporters make a connection between muzzling and their thuggish candidate south of the border? Mr. Smear The Plumber? Hello? …. (Various)

~ SHAIDLE: “The Guy Suing Us, and his idiot friends, are running scared” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SHOWING SOME CLEAVAGE & lacy underthings for Obama? None other than past Chretien Mafia consigliere and Binky-Fan, the greasy eminence himself, Warren Kinsella …. (WaKi)

Just Put Them Away, Warren

~ THE TYRANNY OF NICE enters second printing… Get your copy here and support Free Speech. 5000 copies and rising! …. (

~ CANADA’S OFFICIAL JEWS reach out to the people who brought you Black Hawk Down, female genital mutilation, and khat …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ DAVID WARREN WARNS: “The assault on free speech and press in Canada continues on many bewildering fronts. While our “human rights” kangaroo courts have suffered recent setbacks, from having overreached in their attempts to prosecute mainstream conservative journalists, their retreat is an illusion” …. (

~ PANIC STATIONS— “It looks like Richard Warman has been underbussed by the Department of Justice as well as the CHRC.” …. (jaycurrie)

~ NOAM CHOMSKY: Canadian Human Rights Commission is “outrageous” …. (shotgun)

~ DAVID MENZIES: “How the Toronto school board sterilized Halloween” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SAITH EMG— ‘Onservative’ coined! …. (

~ NEW SHIRE NETWORK NEWS 150th Podcast says Never Yield to the Apparently Overwhelming Might of the Enemy.. plus Kathy Shaidle is their guest …. (

~ A TEMPLE OF SELF-CONGRATULATION: Human rights museum gets boost from NUPGE and component unions …. (freedominion)

~ WELL LOOKY THERE— Alan Borovoy: free speechist! Noam Chomsky: against the Human Rights Commissions in Canada …. (

~ FREE SPEECH Cage Match Update– Human Rights and Free Speech: Have Commissions or the Media Gone Too Far? …. (


~ O’LEARY: “Intellectual freedom in Canada: We may be making progress! ” …. (

~ DETAINED Nigerian blogger reportedly tortured by police …. (novascotiascott)

~ GLITTERING PRIZES— “The daughter of the late CanWest Global Communications founder and philanthropist Izzy Asper was in Fredericton on Saturday to accept an award from the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission on behalf of her family’s namesake foundation” …. (fd)

~ MORE SOCIALISM! Ontario Considers Sources of Revenue to Bail out the Auto Makers …. (dustmybroom)

~ J-LYNCH, and Conservative buyer’s remorse …. (MaD)

~ WALKER: “I have found myself somewhat consumed with the over-reaching of Canada’s Human Rights Commissions, and with their rather utopian leanings” …. (

~ FAMILY COALITION Party Speaks out against the HRC’s– BigBlueWave has the Video used on the FCP “raise the alarm about the HRC’s missionary” tour …. (

~ 2B + 2GETHER= 4EVER! More news about Somalis, the new BFFs of the Canadian Jewish Congress …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ FINANCIAL CRISIS has flattened emerging markets; Financial bail-out becomes another public trough …. (Geezer)

~ DON’T TELL ME: “they sent out this press release using smoke signals…?” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ EXTREME Canadian catch and release justice …. (dustmybroom)

~ ARE YOU AN EEJIT? Thanks for the nanny-state, then! “Dumbing It Down For The Rest Of Us”; McGuinty’s Liberals kill Bailey Zaveda; A bill to ban water bottles in Ontario …. (dustmybroom)

~ SCARYMOOCH: “Doe a dear: Liberal Canadians are dying to swoon for their very own Bambi, and Trudeau spawn Justin, who was just elected to his first stint in Parliament, suits them fine. According to a new poll, the untried, untested and undeniably vacuous M.P. (as one wag–okay, it was me–opined “he has his mother’s looks and his mother’s brains”) is topping the list of Liberal leadership candidates: in its own distinctly northern way, an idea as gaga as handing the reigns of a superpower to an untried, untested and undeniably vacuous first-term senator” …. (scaramouche)

~ THE POOR ARE NOW the rich people Jesus warned you about, part CXVII …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ WE “JUDGMENTALISTS” — recovered addicts, therapeutic community professionals and civilians with true compassion for addicts — feel that such aspiration-averse fatalism does a cruel disservice to innumerable candidates for redemption …. (

~ THE ONTARIO Minister of Finance wants YOUR opinion …. (

~ ONE OF OUR ROBED MASTERS— Glenn Cohen: Louise Arbour got the cold shoulder she deserved …. (np)

~ RESTLESS NATIVES: “Home Grown Terror”– “one of these sites last year had a training video on how to sabotage CN rail operations which CSIS took an interest in. Read and reflect on this the next time someone scoffs at you for suggesting the native land claims movement has been radicalized by Marxist fomenters” …. (dustmybroom)

~ A VAST Right-Wing Conspiracy …. (am770chqr)

~ DEEP SIGH: “Troofer triumphant: Jonathan Kay’s concession that he feels daunted by the mountain of data assembled by those who believe someone other than al Qaeda (the Jews, the CIA, the Mossad, the FBI, the Trilateral Commission, Dick Cheney, the Jews, etc.) is behind 9/11 has prompted this “skeptic” to come out and have a good crow” …. (scaramouche)

~ BERNIE FARBER! York University must be full of Nazis! Sic em! York acts on Jewish holiday policy – ends 34 year tradition …. (


Don’t Judge Me … You Racists!

~ NAILS IT: “Barack Obama is not a socialist. Barack Obama and his co-conspirators are revolutionary communists”; FreedomFairy: Obama’s Red Star Indoctrination …. (GoF, RBO)

~ ANOTHER NEGLECTED RELATIVE! “Found in rundown Boston slum: Obama’s Aunt” …. (thepeoplescube)

~ PITTSBURGH Live reports that a former ACORN staffer has testified regarding the coordination between the Obama campaign and ACORN’s various affiliates. Non-partisan, non-profit ACORN. Right …. (

~ BEHOLD— The two most hated people in America? …. (novascotiascott)

~ UPDATE: State’s Computer Checks On ‘Joe The Plumber’ More Extensive Than First Acknowledged …. (dispatch)

~ FATHER Raymond J. de Souza: Sarah Palin, candidate from the real world, learns a lesson about elites …. (np)

~ UPPITY WOMAN— “Most people understand that if you are not caring for your family, then you are probably not the kind of person who is going to be caring for other people.” ~Barack Obama, October 24, 2008 …. (uppitywoman08)

~ DEFECTION! Obama speechwriter says she’s voting for McCain …. (5fof)

~ DIRECTOR BLUE— The Obama campaign’s amazing finance “innovations” …. (

~ ED DRISCOLL: “Sweet Memory Hole, Chicago” …. (

Obama praised Jeremiah “God-Damn-AmeriKKKa” Wright in 1995

~ DOUG GILES— “Pennsylvanian Voters: You Might Be a Redneck If” …. (

~ DURING THE DISCUSSION of Ayers’ and the Weather Underground’s genocidal plan to murder 25 million Americans, it occurred to me that focusing on tactics (like terrorism and murder) tends to sideline the murderous ideology that drives them …. (Cv)

~ BODY-WRENCHING WAVES OF ECSTASY— Liberal Rapture: A Reading From The Scriptures of The Lightbringer …. (uppitywoman08)

~ McCAIN CAMPAIGN DEMANDS That LA Times Release Obama-Khalidi Video– Is there anybody Barack Obama hangs out with who would be welcome at your home for dinner? …. (uppitywoman08)

~ OBAMA’S New “Spread Your Wealth” Constitution …. (hughhewitt)

~ EMEMIES OF THE PEOPLE! No wonder they hate Joe the Plumber, Part 2 …. (cv)

~ ROSETT: “Previewing the Democratic People’s Republic of America” …. (claudiarosett)

“Look, everybody! It’s Obama supporter Bill Ayers!”

~ COUNTDOWN: The top 5 creepiest pro-Obama videos to date …. (shotgun)

~ JUST IMAGINE: “The Columbus Dispatch reports that at least one culprit has emerged from the misuse of public information to attack Joe Wurzelbacher — and to no one’s surprise, she’s a Democrat and a big Barack Obama supporter” …. (sda)

~ ALL HAIL THE MESSIAH! The Obama campaign gets creepier …. (westernstandard)

~ BWA HA ha haaaaah! …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ SARKOZY views Obama stance on Iran as ‘utterly immature’ …. (

~ WHY WHITE supremacists are looking forward to an Obama administration. By Max Blumenthal …. (thedailybeast)

~ SHOTGUN: “Today on Political Animals: Is Obama a socialist?” …. (westernstandard)

~ OBAMA and Pro-Palestinian supporter Rashid Khalidi …. (therealbarackobama)

~ STEPHEN CALABRESI and Thomas Sowell both have must-read pieces on the subject of Barack Obama’s explicit views of judicial reform, namely …. (

~ WILL OBAMA’S Infomercial Backfire? …. (

~ SHAIDLE— Obama’s racially tinged redistributionist polices …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ PUZZLING OUT Bambi’s signature “duality”: This is Bambi’s John Hancock; and “Head shot: Ron Rosenbaum, a writer I admire and whose books I have read, claims that Barack Obama has—wait for it—“a yiddische kop”. (For those unfamiliar with tribal lingo, that means he “thinks like a Jew”) …. (SquishyMush)

~ THE WAR AGAINST Joe the plumber and beyond …. (dmb)

~ CHANGE is NOT always good for you …. (therealbarackobama)

~ DEAR MR. HITLER… “Thanks for joining this movement. It will take all of us working together to bring change to this country, and we wanted to make sure you know about all the opportunities to get involved in your community and online.” …. (sda)

CBS: Obama’s money may be tainted!

~ BLOGGERS don’t have Baghdad bureaus …. (sda)

~ THE NICE CANDIDATE – a socialist, totalitarian kind of nice …. (

~ WEE WHEEDLERS? Kids: Pressure your grandparents to vote for Obama …. (novascotiascott)

~ OBAMA CAMPAIGN’S deliberate invitation to pre-paid credit-card fraud is the sort of flesh-eating political bacteria that may doom any Obama presidency …. (hughhewitt)

~ FINDING YOUR Inner Marxist: Koolak …. (

~ NOT ALL ROBIN HOODS are equal: A reply to Emily Bazelon’s reinterpretation of Obama’s 2001 radio remarks about achieving “coalitions of power through which you bring about redistributive change” …. (hughhewitt)

~ AMERICAN CITIZENS prepare for Obama presidency – The soul of Robert Johnson for sale on Ebay …. (dmb)

~ KATHY SHAIDLE links a video of The Speech, Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” on behalf of Senator Barry Goldwater, October 27, 1964 …. (ghostofaflea)

~ OBAMA VICTORY would imperil Canada’s economy …. (novascotiascott)

~ REPREHENSIBLE TERROR-SCUM Bill Ayers claims he and other former radicals are “good guys” who are being “demonized” …. (hughhewitt)

~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— “In the years to come, everyone will be looking at you and your role in this election. What will you say to them about it? Will you take responsibility?” …. (

~ GHOST FLEA— Not anti-Christ, just on the other side …. (

A coherent conservative response to the Gospel of O

World War IV

~ PETER HITCHENS: How China has created a new slave empire in Africa …. (blogfreeworld)

~ EU DEFIES BEIJING WARNING to award dissident human rights prize …. (blogfreeworld)


~ SCUMBAG DOWN! Guilty as charged: Mohammad Momin Khawaja convicted of terrorism; Canada: Former Government Worker Convicted on 5 Terrorism Charges. What do we do with convicted citizens who would self-actualize by blowing up their neighbours? …. (dmb)

~ UPPITY BRIT DEFIES HIS NEW MASTERS— Jack Straw: “Muslim courts will ALWAYS remain subservient to English law”; UK: Art gallery under attack due to “insulting” artwork …. (

~ MAGDI ALLAM Tells the Pope That Islam is a Religion of war …. (blogfreeworld)

~ THE CANADIAN Jewish-Islamic Congress? “Hmmm Bernie and the Jackal seem to be woikin on it;)” …. (

~ ALLAH DEMANDS BLOOD! Indonesia: Jihadists Shift Focus of Attacks Away From US Targets and Onto Christian Priests …. (Wz)

~ THE IRD ASKS: Who’s Killing Christians in Iraq?– “At least 14 Christians were targeted for killing in Mosul, about 260 miles north of Baghdad, earlier this month, prompting more than 1,300 Christian families to flee what had previously been a safe haven” …. (

~ OH, GIGGLE, TEE-HEE! Glasgow plotters “playfully” talked of martyrdom. We’re just glad that John Smeaton helped stomp on of the terrorists …. (socialcohesion,

“Allah, Allah!”

~ BEHOLD: The Peace of Islam. In the same circumstance, Jesus said: “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and sin no more.” …. (

~ MESSING THE NARRATIVE! Glavin in the ’Stan …. (jaycurrie)

~ FROM OUR ever-growing ‘Sky Blue; Muslims Offended’ File: “TV show discusses Muslim misconceptions about the Bible; Muslims offended” …. (novascotiascott)

~ FEEL THE LOOOVE! “The annihilation of the Jews in Palestine is the most splendid blessing for Palestine”: No, that’s not the slogan of the Duban II conference on “racism” (although it might as well be). They’re the words of a very holy personage–a righteous terror–from Gazastan …. (scaramouche)

~ HEY MUSLIMAS! Shake off the chains of oppression… and whack him upside the head wit em!; Fatwa allows wives to hit husbands in self-defence …. (bcf, NScott)

~ BAPTIST Suicide bombers in Somalia strike UN compound (and other targets); Muslims behead Christian convert from Islam in Somalia …. (blogfreeworld)

~ MORE HUMAN SACRIFICE— 17-year-old Pakistani girl’s death prompts outcry; Shocking “honour” killing of Pakistani teenager by in-laws …. (blogfreeworld)

~ WILL THE U.K. WAKE UP in time? Extremists face tougher UK entry …. (

~ PRESBYTERIANS The Organization of the Islamic Conference has secured a deal in which they will withdraw their opposition to a Brazilian gay NGO gaining accredited status at the UN in return for a ban on gay, lesbian or transgender issues being discussed …. (blogfreeworld)

~ AUSTRALIA: Muslim man jailed for raping unconscious woman …. (blogfreeworld)

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