~ A COUPLE OF THINGS, while we’re at it (‘it’ = lazily collecting links, whining about a throbsome tooth, and watching some online vid)….
“He did not exist; he never existed.”
(a) IT’S AS OLD AS POLITICAL RE-WRITES THEMSELVES.. back in the day, if you were a retroactively bad Egyptian, your tomb was wrecked, your name torn from every monument and building, your heiroglyphs defaced and (where possible) written over. In Roman times, it was called Damnatio Memoriae, and by Senatorial Decree you were officially excised from the records, statues wrecked, and inscriptions defaced on public buildings and triumphal arches and such. Hitler sent you to the anonymous death of a concentration camp, with a few family members as needed. In Stalinist times, you would be carefully painted out of the official photographs after your fall from grace– though such lamely edit photos might still be acceptable to the Associated Press, of course.
Nowadays, the Damnatio Memoriae means being deGoogled by the superpower of search-sites. In WWWorld terms, that’s a pretty serious form of public digital execution, and will mean many less ‘accidental’ hits from people seeking information on items that you may write about on your blog.
Google bosses make no bones about being progressive O-bots, on the currently correct side of every progressive issue from Greenism to BushHitler to White Civ & Holidays Are Evil. They’ve also shown themselves on the muzzling side of open discussion, and pandering to various memory-hole inclined bad persons and their bad regimes around the world. Call it ‘the globalization of the information age’, or call it “The want of money (and being liked) is the root of all evil.”
Currently, the fearless Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugged has been deliberately Google-Damned. Google has long ago morphed from a democratical new-tech garage service to a do-goody power-mongering octopus, with an ever-larger intrusion into our digital and private and real-world lives. They shape and edit news and views; they cause change; they love progressive Utopianism and all its works.
Support Pamela; yell at Google; de-google yourself and let them know why; and even in this digital age, realize that people still matter and make things happen. Google is a group of people working in a company, not a cipher, nor The Matrix, nor SkyNet. We owe it to the Google-bullies to lay off little people expressing their opinions merely because they don’t approve. Minus the Western Civ and technology and freedom they disparage, greedy & bossy Google itself would not even exist. It’s a parasite, albeit a very, very big parasite. ~
(2) GOOD NEWS FOR ALL MINIONS! Coming up in the next few weeks, your very own chance to join in the joyful opportunity of tossing some Amazon.com swag Binkywards! You’ve got two excuses, (1) the anniversary of his nativity on Monday (following which birthday he’ll be having a ruined root canal pulled); and the Nativity of Our Lord And Saviour Jesus Christ, otherwise known as the Pre-Boxing Day Sales Season. C’mon! In consideration of our general reduced financial well-being, some Amazon-loot is redistribution-era priced at under $10. For those of you who want to give your money away before the World Bank requisitions it all, there are more pricey things. Give till it hurts? Pah! Give.. ’till you lose all feeling in your limbs.. .. give ’till you confess to kidnapping the Lindbergh Baby.. give until you see angels at the end of a long white tunnel of light!! This is a free & joyfully donated service to all of you: please pray for me, send encouraging words, and (if you can) throw a thing or two this way in thanks for WebElfery. ~
(c) HOW COULD IT HAPPEN? After all, I was raised on All In The Family, Maude, M.A.S.H., The Jeffersons, Nilsson’s The Point, The Muppets, and all the other bully-pulpit social-engineering that U.S. progressives of the time could come up wih. CBC Radio was on all the time when the parents were home– so what happened? Reality. Years of it, with complications and lots of local colour.
My guardian angel must have been putting in double-overtime. Maybe Utopianism is best festered in happier, unremarkable childhood homes. Then you can narcissistically extrapolate that to the entire universe, and set about making all well. After all, it famously came as a life-changing shock to young Indian Prince Gautama (later a.k.a. The Buddha)– upon stepping outside the palace grounds– that life was suffering (dhukka). Perhaps he might have checked the hole ‘suffering’ thing out first with the servant who swept the grounds or the sandal-polishing guy, instead, but there ya go. ~
(iv) WE HAD A RECENT COMMENT from a hotmailer, one Rahil Abbas (Habib?). He tells us that we are ignorant infidels, that we need to study the great and glorious religion of Mohammedism, and not get all distracted by what actual Muslims say and do. “Maybe you should research Islam before you talk about it.” Done. Admittedly, it’s been 20 years since that college course, and the other 2/3 was on Hinduism & Buddhism, but I studied Islam too, and got an A+, as I recall.
Yes, I’ve read some chunks of your Koran, but not all of it; neither have I read the whole Book Of Mormon, or the Bhagavad Gita, nor every word of The Buddha. Sorry, but while some aspects of the religion attract, they are mostly borrowed and pirated from Judaism, and Eastern Orthodox Christianity.
The Nestorian heresy in Mo’s rejected doctrine of the incarnation (look it up, Rahil) mean that while the founder of Islam had encountered (and rejected) a flawed Christianity in his work as a travelling salesman, he did not know the fullness of Christological Orthodoxy, that in Christ, the divine and human natures are perfectly united. Or to put it another way, Mary is not just the mother of Jesus, but the Mother Of God, because in Christ– from his conception– the fullness of Godhood dwelt alongside and united with his human nature. Or to put it another way, the incarnate God was in diapers, for us.
It also appears that Mo’ was familiar with various later false gospels and not the main from-the-beginning message of the Evangelists and St. Paul. We are left to conclude that not only was the founder of your faith misinformed and mistaken about the Christianity he rejected and claimed to supercede (Nestorianism & pseudo-gospels), but that he wrote that misunderstanding into his writings, and into the roots of Mohammedism itself, and passed it on to subsequent generations.
So, Mr. Abbas, if I’m not dreadfully misinformed, now what? What do you say to those who reject the claims of Islam not out of infidel evilousity or stupid, but having considered the matter at some length?
Or what do you say to brave former members of your own faith, who encounter the living and risen Christ– Only Begotten Son of God– in His Church and Word and souls, and then if they come to the true Christ, not the mistaken and mythical mini-Jesus of the Koran?
Logically, if Mohammed was mistaken about this major matter, what about the rest of what he said? To paraphrase G.K. Chesterton, if you attack reason itself, that’s bad theology. If your argument is “You’re either Muslim, or ignorant and/ or evil”, that’s a flawed argument itself, called Begging The Question (“petitio principii”), that is, taking as already proven precisely what has yet to be proven, that Islam is the one and only true faith. Clearly many Islamic nations aren’t willing to put that question to to the test, since they torture and exclude Christians, and forbid Churches and equality to Christians– especially converts. Sadly, that seems the exception, not the rule.
One more thing.. you, Rahil, indeed seem like a sensible and moderate man, concerned for my spiritual well-being, and eternal destiny. I feel the same for you. Sad to say, large swathes of your co-religionists seem set to give you and your moderation a very bad name. You can’t simply blame the media– our Western ‘mainstream’ media is super-sympathetic to Islam, to the point of hiding the truth and regurgitating Hamas and Hizballah talking-points. What ugly news leaks through is bad enough– what else are they hiding?
Just saying, is all. And I am an evil and ignorant infidel, after all. ~
(5) REMEMBER: Write your MP & the PM, comment on blogs; keep the fightback on Lynch & her minions. Canada: It’s ours to lose. CatBox: “Sign the “Repeal Section 13 (1)” Petition. And know the CJC has a dart board with your picture on it:)” ~
(f) DISASTER— Pray for the terror-victims at the Jewish Centre and elsewhere in Mumbai (Bombay), India. Home-grown Al-Q, via Pakistan? Mumbai is India’s New York: this looks like a smaller repeat of the symbolism of 9/11, and a blow to their stock-markets and foreign investment. India is shocked ~
I realize this is extremely upsetting but:
The rabbi killed in Mumbai is from the same group as Simcha Weinstein, the Brooklyn rabbi who is one of my regular writing clients.
He says they are asking for donations via Chabad.org.
The little boy who survived will be 2 tomorrow, as you can see from Simcha’s message below.
~ I, FOR ONE, welcome our elbowed-squid overlords– 1.5 miles down, submersible films huge squid with “elbows” …. (directorblue.blog)
~ MARK STEYN: GO READ EVERYTHING …. (marksteyn)
~ IS THE TORSTAR now more freedom-loving than the government? …. (ezralevant)
~ A WORD FROM Ezra to the Tories, via Paul Tuns …. (soberingthoughts.blog)
~ POPE BENEDICT: “[A]n interreligious dialogue [between Christians and Muslims] in the strict sense of the word is not possible” …. (jihadwatch)
~ DEBORAH GYAPONG— Mark Steyn takes Haroon Siddiqui to task for his op ed today; Mark Steyn’s latest on Canada’s censorship regime; Be thankful we are free–Spencer; The growing wave of anti-censorship public opinion; Gee, Tories, when even the Toronto Star says axe it; Stop Muslim immigration? I have a better idea; The solution for everything– the state as mother and father a massive early learning program for young children; Is Keith Martin’s Motion enough?; All that glitters in the Moonlight is not gold; Norman Doidge– A Canadian treasure; The “shock doctrine” of the Left; Tyranny of Nice the American sequel? …. (DG)
~ YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS shall all sign the Petition to repeal Section 13 …. (post-darwinist.blog)
~ WOW SOMETIMES governments do the right thing! Human Rights Commission eliminated from ‘09 budget …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ OTTAWA – “A fundraiser to help fight cystic fibrosis will be back on Carleton University’s frosh-week schedule Monday if the president of the undergraduate student union gets her way”; How is this not racist? …. (kraalspace, kennethhynek)
~ HERE COMES J-FIZZY! “Canadian Islamic Congress Legal Titan Faisel Joseph responds to Professor Richard Moon’s Report – Added Bonus: Chat with Faisel at 519-640-6342″ …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ THE MIGHTY IAN HUNTER: Universities strive for safe, non-challenging intellectual daycare …. (sleepyoldbear)
~ THOUGHTCRIME of the Day: “Black history month” is a government-sponsored exercise in racism …. (anglocath.blog)
~ BLAZING CATFUR: Pearl “Cage Match” Eliadis – Desperately Conflates Repeal of Section 13(1) with removing Child Pornography restrictions -Blog Bullies tell her to STFU …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ TEH VERE.. The fraud of multiculturalism …. (petevere.blog)
~ NATPOST EDBOARD: Carleton fuss reflects a generation raised on politically correct propaganda by Kelly McParland …. (nationalpost)
~ A CLEVER COST-CUTTING MEASURE? “Politically correct NHS bosses in Birmingham are battling to ban a smoking room for terminally ill patients – forcing them to be turfed out into the cold to enjoy their final cigarettes.” Next up for the UK NHS.. Soylent Green? …. (kraalspace.blog)
~ TEH FLEA: “Excuse me,” (this was Canada, after all) demanded the interrupter, “But you used the word humanity. Humanity has the word ‘man’ in it. That’s sexist.” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ FATHER Raymond J. De Souza on the Bush legacy: Prosecutors, but no defence …. (nationalpost)
~ TOMORROW Will Be “Shed A Tear For An MP” Day …. (dustmybroom)
~ CONSTITUTIONAL Law Expert Richard Moon: Repeal Section 13. …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ CJC LEGAL FLAK Catcher sings praises of abusive law that threatens to censor & criminalize fellow citizens – Gets trashed by Globe Commenters …. (blazingcatfur)
~ LIBERAL-VIEW: “The new president of the American Civil Liberties Union tells spiked that just because Bush is going, that doesn’t mean the fight for freedom is won” …. (spiked-online)
~ UNIVERSITY of Amsterdam airbrushing the truth about homosexual bashing …. (MaD)
~ NO LIBS— “On The Moon Report”.. Audio: Dave Rutherford interviews Prof. Moon, yesterday morning …. (no-libs)
~ ORWELLISTAN? Not working so well, actually.. “A surveillance state has been established in Britain. The result? Half of all violent crimes remain unsolved. Cameras are a not substitute for good, old fashioned police work” …. (dustmybroom)
~ RUTH GLEDHILL: Rules for the conduct of blogging: I …. (gledhill)
~ CANGOV is signing a death warrant for civilization …. (dustmybroom)
~ RABID FETUS-WORSHIPPER WATCH: Kenny Chesney Song Helps Save Unborn Child, Gives Hope to New Parents. Just taking names for the re-education camps, and those who’ll be up against the wall when the Utopia comes, is all.. Chesney, K. …. (lifesitenews)
~ SCARE MONGER: “In a letter to the Globe and Mail, Pearl Eliadis, a former head of the CHRC, warns of the dark times ahead should Section 13 be struck down” …. (scaramouche)
~ CATFUR— Keith Martin: Time for Parliament to take action on free speech …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ JAY CURRIE: “Taking Names” …. (jaycurrie)
~ WHO’S ON FIRST?: There days you can count the pro-censorship boosters on your fingers. Let’s see, there’s the CIC, the BB, Wiesenthal, that meeskite from the Calgary Herald and, oh, yeah, the Abbott and Costello of Canadian censorship, Bernie “Bud” Farber and Harpoon “Lou” Siddiqui …. (scaramouche)
~ LIB MP KEITH MARTIN: Parliament must Protect Freedom of Speech from Human Rights Commissions …. (lifesitenews)
~ EN FRANCAIS— Liberté d’expression – Rapport Moon: “De la censure, des conseils de presse et du discours haineux, par Jonathan Kay”. De la censure, des conseils de presse et du discours haineux, par Jonathan Kay. En recommandant l’abolition des pouvoirs de censure de la commission des droits, Moon démontre qu’il comprend bien l’importance de la liberté d’expression et la prééminence de cette liberté sur les autres nobles principes. La recommandation que les médias soient obligés d’adhérer à des Conseils de presse relève toutefois d’une attitude totalitaire, et méconnaît le fonctionnement des médias dans la réalité. 25 novembre, par Annie Lessard, Marc Lebuis …. (pointdebasculecanada.ca)
~ “BRILLIANT! LET’S GO WITH THAT!” Huh?: I’m sure the eminent counsel for the Ceej thought this was a brilliant analogy at the time—comparing the possible elimination of Section 13 to the market crash; “Compare and contrast: The news that Richard Moon recommended striking down state censorship drew an immediate, not to mention vehement, not to mention splenetic reaction from the Ceej. Compare that to its far milder, not to mention cool as a cucumber, not to mention phlegmatic response to some other news. From the Montreal Gazette” …. (scaramouche)
~ IDIOTS OF THE WEEK: Carleton University Students Association …. (dailybayonet.blog)
~ FREESPEECHERS? “The Mothership throws in the Towel” …. (jaycurrie)
~ VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: For the regnant “me generation,” each new problem requires both a radical solution and a bogeyman to blame. “The Hysterical Style” …. (nationalreview)
~ ‘FAIRNESS’— An Alternate Route to Censorship …. (newsbusters)
~ DISPOSABLE RETARD NEWS: “For make no mistake: despite all the progress which children with Down Syndrome are now making in schools and homes up and down the country, the medical profession in general still has a visceral bias in favour of eugenic termination” …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ HOOVER was widely remembered as the last apostle of laissez faire …. (MaD)
~ SAME BIG BROTHER, different clothes …. (oneandonlyshootingstar.blog)
~ ONE COSMOS GETS IT— “Far from being some sort of superfluous or stupid human trick, poetry is essential for understanding the world. Only our modern materialistic prejudice makes us believe otherwise, for poetry “gives wings to imagination, and without winged imagination… no progress is possible.” But this cannot be the undisciplined imagination that seeks only egoic (at best!) self-indulgence and self-aggrandizement — you know, all those lousy little poets tryin’ to sound like Charlie Manson — but “an imagination that loves truth” and is in conformity with the hyperdimensional Real” …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ AMERICAN WARS— Rights of Conscience: The Threat of the Freedom of Choice Act …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ THE EDITORS: First the Mormons, then the rest. “Legislating Immorality” …. (nationalreview)
~ PARLIAMENT should repeal hate crimes section in act– Written by Deborah Gyapong, Canadian Catholic News …. (catholicregister)
~ STUPIDING USSA HISTORY.. JOHN G. WEST: Today, debunking Thanksgiving traditions seems to be the principal industry in Plymouth, Mass. “My Plymouth Pilgrimage” …. (nationalreview)
~ 2008— There have been 90,842 babies aborted in Canada so far this year. That’s +/- 91 000 preborn boys and girls, men and women, mother and fathers who have been robbed of life which those of us who survived the womb take for granted. Hurray For Us …. (proudtobecanadian.ca)
~ COLOR-CODED charity: No compassion for white men with cystic fibrosis …. (michellemalkin)
~ GOOGLE Commemorative Logos You’ll Never See …. (SDA)
~ HRCs ARE NOT the place to settle ideological disputes …. (nationalpost)
~ LET THE DOCTRINAIRE MISEDUCATION CONTINUE! Classes Resume at Osgoode Hall, breeding ground of the SockPuppets, Omar Ha-Redeye, and that Quebec guy who chickened out after the going got hot. Osgoode Grads: Leading the Way To A Shariafied Police-State, now with added ShakeDowns! …. (lawiscool)
~ JIM GERAGHTY: Conservatism values tradition, and expects the core — and not merely the corners — of our daily life to proceed untouched by politics. “Celebrating What Doesn’t Change”.. to that we’d add loving the true and the good as the God who is ever ancient yet ever new reveals it in time and space and the lives of people. Mere hanging on or changism miss the point …. (NRO)
~ FREESPEECHINESS— Day two at the University of Calgary …. (prowomanprolife)
~ SOCIALICIOUS! Trace of Melamine Found in US Baby Formula. Thanks to the worker’s paradise of China; in other China-news, “Report: Some default Google Earth layers inaccessible from China” …. (neatorama)
~ ON WHEN Environmentalism Is a Luxury, by Melissa Clouthier– “Save the planet or save money? When the economy’s in trouble, the answer is obvious” …. (pajamasmedia)
Obama.. Without Preconditions?!?
~ CJUNK: “In its ongoing effort to create a god from The Big O … before he’s even done anything … the official propaganda arm of the DNC (formerly known as the MSM) is outdoing itself” …. (cjunk.blog)
~ HURRAY DEATH! “The List So Far – Anti-Life Appointments in the Obama Administration (Updated)” …. (lifesitenews)
~ THANKSGIVING, Obama, and the Pilgrims– “How did the Pilgrims evolve into Jeremiah Wright? The progression was not a straight line. But the Congregationalist elites of the early 20th century followed other established Mainline Protestant church elites in abandoning Christian orthodoxy about human salvation in favor of a Social Gospel that emphasized political transformation” …. (theird.org)
~ BLASPHEMY AGAINST THE ONE! Amanda Carpenter: Preview of Anti-Obama Documentary Outrages Left.. “As a result Ziegler’s email inbox has been flooded with profanity-laced emails accusing him of racism, bigotry and hate mongering”– coming soon, the whole enchilado, “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected” …. (townhall)
~ SHELDON ALBERTS: Obama alarms leftists with signs of pragmatism …. (np)
~ MUMBAI JUSTIFIES Obama’s foreign policy picks …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ PATRICK RUFFINI: Let us study, and emulate, the Left’s online tactics. “Roots of Defeat” …. (nro)
~ “PROGRESSIVES” AND OBAMA: Buyer’s remorse? …. (reason.com)
~ FROM MECCANIA to Atlantis – Part 3: From Encirclement to Breakout …. (brusselsjournal)
~ SCIPIO: “Obama Gets Tough– The community organizer sends a tough signal to all those turbaned fanatics who would murder us in our beds” …. (thereturnofscipio)
~ GUARDIAN MORON Dan Kennedy falls for Bill Ayers’ softball interview on NPR and views him as a victim of McCain …. (pw)
~ THE ADDICTED Obama wants his Blackberry back …. (michellemalkin)
~ WATCH THE FUN! When you go all Stalinist, better expect The Purges. “Satisfying: A purge of Barack Obama’s top foreign policy team has begun”.. and he hasn’t even begun to reign rule …. (ghostofaflea)
~ BAILOUTOPIA– THOMAS SOWELL: If every General Motors executive agreed to work for nothing, that would not lower the price of a Cadillac or a Chevrolet by one percent. “Ivan and Boris Again” …. (nro)
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~ PUNDITA USES NAUGHTY WORDS— A disquieting response to India’s 9/11 from Bush and Obama …. (pundita.blog)
~ BASIC DIVISIONS Emerge When the Catholics and Muslims got together; and Scaramouche: “Memo to rose coloured spec-wearing Jewish “twinners”: Issi Leibler has some unpleasant news: you are being played like a well-tuned Stradivarius by Wahhabis who are more cunning than you” …. (nro, scaramouche)
~ TODAY’S TERROR in Bombay and Tomorrow’s Iranian Bomb …. (claudiarosett)
~ HUMANIST ATTACK on religions chickens out of criticising Islam …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ JIHAD— “The Armenian Genocide is a fact.” …. (kennethhynek)
~ BARACK OBAMA and Constitutional Property Rights II – Obama’s Apparent Silence about Kelo …. (volokh)
~ SHOCKING! Al Qaeda’s race insensitivity, by Michael Weiss …. (newcriterion)
~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— “The axis of appeasement” …. (melaniephillips)
~ FAIR’S FAIR— “Saudis to build mosque in Moscow; Russians want church in Arabia. And why not, exactly?” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ CANUCKI Islamist Apologist Haroon Siddiqui: It used to be that crackpots would spout hate through recorded phone messages or websites or marginal publications …. (blazingcatfur.blog)
~ MUMBAI ATTACKS: from the crossfire to the crosshairs of India’s Islamist terror threat; and “The Australian’s lead paragraph on the recent attacks in Mumbai is so breezily politically correct that it’s almost like a retro commercial“; and Andrew McCarthy adds comments …. (blogs.telegraph)
~ BRITISH BARRISTER calls for the immediate & unconditional surrender of Western Civilization incorporation of sharia into British law …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ THE EDITORS: The Holy Land Foundation prosecution presents a significant teaching moment about the aims and methods of radical Islam. “Not So Holy” …. (nro)
~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Islam Sends Its Greetings …. (thereturnofscipio)
~ IT LOOKS LIKE “Blackhawk Down, the Remake” says John Batchelor …. (pundita.blog)
~ SPLODY TAMILS: Canadians remember suicide bombers …. (dustmybroom)
~ SLOPPY OLD BEAR: “Why I don’t want to go to Canadian College in Cairo” …. (sleepyoldbear)
~ SHARIAH ALERT: Malaysian shariah judge tells everyone that Islam defends everybody …. (blogfreeworld)
~ RELIGION OF… Iran: Sharia Court Sentences Man to be Blinded With Acid …. (Wz)
~ COMPLIANT— U.S. Government Embraces Islamic Banking …. (pajamasmedia.com)
~ FRESH SAUDI SAUCE– DAVID KEYES: That the West should allow a ruthless despot to lecture us on moderation is proof of a profound moral failing. “Abdullah’s U.N. Ploy” …. (nro)
~ RELIGION OF… Saudi’s first all-girl rock band ‘The AccoLade’ cannot perform in public …. (novascotiascott)
~ HMMMM— The Canadian Somali pirate connection …. (dustmybroom)
~ ANDREW C. MCCARTHY: Eric Holder should be a problem for Obama. “Opposed to Holder without Apology” …. (nro)
~ INSTAPUNDIT– “FREE VIDEO: I talk with Michelle Malkin about Obama as a “third Bush term,” the future of the rightosphere and the cluelessness of G.O.P. apparatchiks, and much more” …. (pjtv.com)
~ OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.. UN votes to ban islam from the world …. (MaD)
~ MEET Commodore Mohamud Muse Hersi …. (dustmybroom)
~ MALAYSIA BACKS DOWN from yoga ban amid backlash: Scientific American …. (blogfreeworld)
~ MICHELLE MALKIN: Nothing clarifies the mind like a jihadi boomerang. “Playing Games at Gitmo” …. (nationalreview)
~ A SATIRICAL ARTICLE on Iranian Website: Imaginary Letter from Obama to Ahmadinejad …. (memri)