~ WORD FROM NSCOTT— Celine elevated to Companion of Order of Canada (the highest of the dubious ordure): “First Morgentaler, now this, I say that’s adding insult to injury!” And just then a blood vessel went ‘Pop!’ in Mark Mercer’s head… (NScott)
~ OK, SO HERE’S THE THING.. if you were an Orc from Mordor or Isengard, would you know it? If you did, could you understand it as an evil thing to be? that you masters were evil incarnate? That their aims and goals were pure destruction, and you were a less-than-expendable cog? The thing is, orc-think is well-established amongst us all, and even the best and wisest of us are tinged with a little. Progressivism is orc-think. Unrestricted abortion: orc-think. Jew-hating: orc-think. Marxism: orc-think. Liberal Lavenderitis: orc-think. Jihadism: uruk-hai uber orc-think. Socialism: polite orc-think. Recently in Toronto, we had a public demonstration by proud orc-thinkers, yelling orc-thoughts. If we will not awake, stand, and fight back.. then the West will fall. We can enjoy Lord Of The Rings as a book or movie, but neglect the same kind of evils in our streets, on our TV, spouted by our academics and chattering classes. “Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Elves, Men And Dwarves Have Got To Go!” Yeah, just delightful. ~
~ YOUTUBING the war: idfnadesk releases war-footage to show what’s really happening. ~
~ AS A NEW WAR UNFOLDS ON YOUTUBE, it’s pretty obvious what the Paleostinians have done: use their own towns and people and land as cover for their many and sundry rocket-launching sites, military installations, bomb-factories. One shot in the foregoing video shows an orchard, with the middle hollowed out: a launching pad. Homes surround an ammo-dump. Colatteral damage plays well on Israeli-hating Western news like CNN, CBS, BBC and all. You know, “PLO and Fatah Officials: Hamas is Responsible for the Deaths of Its People.” Wink, wink. Versus “Israel calls Gazans to warn them to flee for their safety.” Can YOU tell the difference? ~
Dead or injured civilians play well on the news: rarely reported is the other side, that the monsters in charge of this little bit of hell would rather hurt their own for publicity, to weaken world-opinion of Israel– all part of the “A Dead Jew Is A Good Jew” Jihad to kill Israel. It’s lame, it’s predictable, and shameful that people’s attitudes have become so mutated by Marxist ideology that Israelis can say and do no right, and the ‘victim’ Paleostinians can say & do no wrong, held to the lower racist standard that Arab Muslims can’t be expected to live up to anything but the lowest expectations– that too, of course, is the fault of the Joooooos.
It would be more honest if we said ‘Juden Raus‘– but, of course, Muslims are the new Jews, however guilty, dishonest, and committed to stealth-war Hamas & Hizbullah and Fatah (Iran) may be. The end of any possible illusion was the Oslo Accords. The Paleos rejected all that they previously had claimed they wanted– because, after all, they want the whole enchilada, minus the Jews. Horse’s mouth: “As Gaza Fighting Continues, Egyptian Clerics Intensify Antisemitic Statements; Columbus, Ohio Muslim Scholar/Leader Dr. Salah Sultan: Muhammad Said That Judgment Day Will Not Come Until Muslims Fight the Jews and Kill Them; America Will Suffer Destruction.” Or again, “One Solution for World Peace: Wipe Off Israel and Zionism”.
Naive Liberals have trouble with evil, and the monster within us all: so it’s always someone else’s fault, and socialization’s to blame. The rich man has because he took from the poor man; the murderer had bad parents; the terrorists grew up in poverty, yada yada yada, blah blah blah. That leaders would willingly sacrifice innocent civilians (as Hitler, Stalin, and Islamic Jihadists do) makes not sense– it MUST be someone else’s fault. But that’s because such liberals are the unwitting inheritors of 2000 years of Greek, Roman and Christian civilization, where leaders are accountable before God and the people and the law for what they do, and should do their very best. However, in Islam, those who claim Allah’s arbitrary and irrational will and authority are a law unto themselves: the ends justify allmeans. Not all civilizations– or societies, or religions– are created equal.
We’re all standing around a would-be Auschwitz situation, complaining when the Jews fight back. Of course, world leaders will mouth platitudes galore– as they did over Rwanda, Bosnia, Chechnya, the Sudan, and any other number of human-rights disasters over the past couple of decades– when Israel falls, or a nuke flattens Tel Aviv.
We’re no different than the WW2 situation, except most are trying to play neutral, and depressingly few have the courage to call a jihad-war a jihad-war. Shame. On. Us.
The wonderful Christopher Johnson of MCJ sums it all up for me— what he said. The Truth is out there, but the lies are easier. For now. ~
~ HIGH OFFICIALS: The other guy smoked, but did not inhale. This guy appears to have inhaled large amounts over several years and more. Plus, there’s the still-unreleased medical and mental records. Do we really want a past-stoner in office? Recent studies confirm that heavy marijiana-use can bring on schizophrenia; damage genetic material; cause lung and other cancers. Aside from the whole emotional-crippling and reality-avoidance. If Obama had childhood depression, and pot-smoked, then we have a world-leader with some real personality issues. That might explain why he allows people to literally worship him as some sort of political god-on-earth: it’s one big fuzzy happy-dream. pass the Cheetos. The downer is coming soon: on January 20th, this goofus runs the world. ~
To The Rescue?
~ WHEN I FIRST WALK OUTSIDE, I look unto the sky, and the hills. Then to the nearer things, and then right around me. Looking toward the light, and dream of the big picture.
In my enthusiastically Anglican days– once the uber-geeky magic mystery of the interwebs and eek-mail was demonstrated to me by my ahead-of the times uber-Geek Dad– I thought: whoa. News-sending, free. To anybody. A site thousands can come to, free. Gone were the binding and costly ways of fax and phone and snail-mail to my little scheming mind.
For back when Jennifer Lynch and Dean Steacy and Richard Warman were still just getting their lemming-fascism on, the Anglican Church (along with other mainstream churches) were flinging themselves headfirst into various institutional and intellectual forms of soft-fascism. Perhaps like an Agincourt longbowman, I knew there was a better way than fighting every tiny politically correct battle and idiocy that popped up in that long defeat.
The longbow– and the side arm, the pole-axe– are force-multipliers. They take energy, focus it through the weapon, and suddenly armoured knights in the best Milanese plate are falling into the mud, thence to be dispatched by the pole-ace or war-hammer, good for piercing armour, or crushing knightly helms. The archers themselves weren’t heavily covered– padded leather armour and a helmet would be normal, but because of the force-multiplication, 5000 English archers– stiffened with perhaps 1500 men-at arms, and a very few horse– took out 20 000+ French and Burgundian soldiers, for God and King Harry.
Feel The Power
The interwebs are a force-multiplier, like a bow, or a Pole Axe. Using them, I helped create a major online Anglican news network (including inspiring & naming the unofficial alternative Canadian Anglican Newspaper), getting timely useful and officially ‘unapproved’ news out to the masses: I was hacked by the Episcopal Church (twice), mocked by online liberal Anglican news sources, even threatened with legal action by the Canadian Anglicans, and read (on the side) even by the liberals, because they couldn’t get news fresh & fast via the official organs, which were more interested in spin favourable to the politically correct revolution underway in the Church since the 1970s, and not to the well-being and holiness of the church, or the good of her misinformed flocks, who should just take it and keep ponying up forever, like good sheeples.
One guy (with some welcome geek-help): thousands of subscribers, zillions of hits, spawning and supporting other sites, slowing down & changing the nature of the Anglican decline. Binks was a big deal for a while. Enough was enough, however. As I recently wrote to someone, living inside a gangrenous corpse of a church is not a spiritually healthy life. The mutant pod-church that replaced real Anglicanism does not give life, it drains vampirically it.
Thence FreeMarkSteyn, for the past year– and thanks for the hits, and the friendship, and encouragement– this will keep on for a while.
But Wait! There’s More
Now, after being inspired by Tony Esolen’s must-read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization, it occurs to me that our civilization is dying, numerically, intellectually, and spiritually. Therefore,
It’s Time For Binky To Save Western Civilization.
Motto: Today The World, Tomorrow, Canada!
See, I like to dream large– and maybe get a few other loonies on board, and see what happens. The worst? Nothing much.. the best? help save WesternCiv. It’s not all worked out yet, but if it’s good and worthwhile and of God, it will prosper. Before you giggle, lots of ordinary people without much to commend them except right person/ right place/ right time have saved the world countless times, throughout history. Like Colonel Stanislav Petrov, 13 years ago:
September 26, 1983 – False “US First Strike” Alarm. Soviet early warning systems showed that a US ICBM attack had been launched. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, in command of the monitoring facility, correctly interpreted the warnings as a computer error and did not notify his superiors, even though this was against standing orders and ultimately resulted in serious career consequences for Petrov.
The Issues & The Roots
Most of us are (reasonably) preoccupied with the immediate issues and manifestations of our current struggles. However, the many & various symptoms have a primary cause, whether it’s academic political correctness, or cowardice before the violent and stealth Jihad, or our own internal battles in the West with soft (and hardening) progressive fascism. We’ve forgotten who we are. From this, all the sub-battles follow, because the first-principles, the weapons, the transforming philosophy, justice,and godliness are only partly understood, if at all.
Western Civ has built the richest, happiest, most free, most complex, most amazing civilization ever, anywhere on earth. However, the roots of that civilization are Greek thought, Roman justice and courage, Hebrew spirituality, and Christian grace. All the experiments of the last 200 years to found our Western societies and civilization on other foundations have not only foundered, but drowned millions of innocent people in blood and slavery.
With no apologies to atheists, their Utopias have proven the worst of all: and if our Western progressives disagree, send them to live in North Korea or industrial Communist China– or the gulags thereof. Sadly, our technological power over nature has increased exponentially, even as our wisdom and common-sense have dwindled. We can do wonderful and terrible things, whether or not we should.
But Enough About You…
So the battle-cry is not “Classics Will Save The World!“– since that discipline has time-servers and fools and scoundrels a-plenty, as Victor Davis Hansen & John Heath detailed in the book “Who Killed Homer?”. The battle-cry is: For Christ & Western Civ! Back to what makes us strong, distinctive, brave, wise, humble, understanding– precisely those things which MultiCultist sneakery would take from us, and make us and our children and future generations forget, or even hate: Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem.
Otherwise, the foundation of Western Civ– free and informed men and women, their families, sacrificing for others, free speech, charity, freedom, all the rest– get swamped in consumerism, technologism, HumanRights tyranny, social-engineering, and all that our bureaucratic big-gov elites would impose upon us, as individual units upon which experiments shall be performed, until the perfect Utopia is achieved. It’s just more of the 20th Century, as if the 20th Century never happened, and with the DELIBERATE blindness of those who would pretend their evil ideas hadn’t been tried and disastrously failed several times already.
The first step? Read Esolen, and re-read it and ask questions until it makes sense, if it’s new to you. Give copies to friends, teachers, other folks. It’s YOUR treasure, not the exclusive preserve of professional academics, who often have forgotten truth, or who do not love it. I’ve sometimes felt an intense urge to punch preachers who get up in the pulpit to flash about big words, or who waste the time people have given them with no Good News worth hearing, or so far above their heads (or so dumbed-down) that it’s not worth the hearing. Western Civ belongs to all of us, or none of us; it’s ours to lose, not someone else’s to send to the rubbish dump, or recycling into amusing and fancy new shapes.
More details soon, but I’m thinking online texts, vids, podcasts, worthwhile folks with essays, intros, articles, and more, on all the basic matters we need to remember. For some, a refresher, for others, a parallel to college studies, for still others, an approachable intro into the essential matters at the root of all the twiggish and puzzling Issues Of The Day. It’s still bubbling away in the BinkiBrain.
It’s Time For Binky To Save Western Civilization. Motto: Today The World, Tomorrow, Canada!
Thoughts? All comments gladly received.
binks.webelf -at- gmail.com
~ CANADA VS FREE SPEECH— JENNIFER LYNCH IS BREAKING THE LAW! The paramilitary wing of the ideological left – plus Fakers’ Dozen …. (steynonline)
~ MARK GUEST-HOSTS FOR RUSH! This Friday at 12 noon Eastern/ 9am Pacific, coast to coast on the EIB Network …. (rushlimbaugh)
~ HEAD LEMMING— J. Lynch, law-breaking spendthrift? — “She’s a law-breaker, but she doesn’t give a damn, because she knows none of the victims she targets has had the energy or money to appeal her bullying all the way to the Supreme Court. But her? She’s got money to burn. Seriously, look at this woman’s five-star junkets. In early June, she dropped a cool $9,000 of taxpayers’ money flying to some very important meetings in Ireland. She came back to Canada, took three days to get over her jet-lag, and then she dropped another $2,400 going to lovely Niagara-on-the-Lake. How do you even manage to spend that much, when you live in Ottawa? Did she travel by private jet? Did she tip her chauffeur $1,000? Then to take the edge off, the next month Lynch flew to Kuala Lumpur, for $6,400. Perhaps she was there to pick up some tips on censorship. According to Freedom House, Malaysia is full of little Lynchs” …. (ezralevant)
Some say that ever ‘gainst that season comes
Wherein our Saviour’s birth is celebrated,
The bird of dawning singeth all night long:
And then, they say, no spirit dare stir abroad;
The nights are wholesome; then no planets strike,
No fairy takes, nor witch hath power to charm,
So hallowed and so gracious is the time.
From William Shakespeare’s Hamlet 1, 1.
~ AQUILINA: “Christmas could rightly be called the holiday of the senses” …. (fathersofthechurch)
~ ANCHORESS— It’s still Christmas! And here is a lovely story about how things get moved along by the Holy Spirit …. (anchoressonline)
~ ON HM’S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE— To the Battlements! …. (jaycurrie)
~ SOCON.CA— 12 Days of Christmas for the Sexually Challenged …. (socon.ca)
~ THE PLAINLY SEASONALLY-CRAZED Hynek continues his lovely photography …. (kennethhynek)
~ DAVID MILLS’ latest column for the Inside Catholic website, this one titled “Conversion and Contraception.” It’s kind of a Christmastide subject …. (insidecatholic)
~ DAWN EDEN: A time to help those who wait in hope …. (dawneden.blog)
~ A VIOLENT Christmas in Congo …. (ft)
~ JAMES KUSHINER on finding “Peace on Earth” …. (merecomments)
~ SINGLE MOMS hardly ever have money for themselves. Community of Hope in Edmonton reaches out to bless them at Christmas …. (christianity.ca)
~ HMMMM: From the left, a call to end the current Dutch notion of tolerance …. (pajamasmedia)
~ SIGCARLFRED— “I’ll Be Home For Christmas And In Therapy By New Year’s” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ SCROOGERY— “REDDING, Calif. — Shasta County health officials are cracking down on an 86-year-old disabled World War II veteran who has been selling homemade fruitcakes for more than a decade” …. (NROTC)
~ VIA DAWN EDEN— ‘We are children of the manger and the Cross’– Homily for Christmas 2008 …. (dawneden.blog)
~ CHRISTMAS— It’s About Time! At Advent, the start of the church year, we should reflect on and give thanks for the Judeo-Christian view of time …. (theird)
~ EEEVIL CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: “I Find Your Lack of Specificity Disturbing” …. (imao.us)
~ IT’S A VERY Ahmadinejad Christmas …. (proteinwisdom)
~ YOUR NEW YEAR’S Resolutions– Open thread …. (uppitywoman08)
~ KRAALSPACE— Comparing ‘A Christmas Carol’ …. (kraalspace.blog)
~ CHRISTMAS MORN: “In the piles of wrapping paper, the pine needles, and the smell of my wife Hope’s cinnamon rolls, my family will delight in a King so generous that He commands us to throw ourselves a party to celebrate His birth” …. (scriptoriumdaily)
~ LOOKING AHEAD— Great send-up of the ‘non-Christian Easter’ …. (independent)
~ TIS THE SEASON for pr0n? …. (jennifer-roback-morse.blog)
~ THE WONDERFUL APOD— Fox Fur, a Unicorn, and a Christmas Tree …. (apod.nasa.gov)
“If you’re in a society that values individual liberty, you’ll at least get a shot at tearing your own life apart — you’ll make bad choices, marry a ne’er-do-well, blow your savings, lose your job — but these are ultimately within your power to correct. […] To live is messy but liberating: Free societies enable the citizenry to fulfill their potential — to innovate, to create, to accumulate — while recognizing that some of their number will fail. But to attempt to insulate free peoples from moral hazard is debilitating and ultimately fatal.”
~ Mark Steyn ~
~ THE POPE Speaks to Canada By Donald DeMarco: “Dr. Donald DeMarco urges Canadians to heed the Holy Father’s invitation to reflect deeply on the narrow path that Christ advises and how the natural law guides one’s use of freedom so that it serves human beings without betrayal. Mark Shea: “The Prophet Chesterton once remarked that “Christianity even when watered down is hot enough to boil all modern society to rags.” So when the Pope does not water it down and instead reiterates what the Church has always taught” …. (catholicinsight.com)
~ DONATE, SUBSCRIBE, ENJOY: “Your support of Touchstone is not simply to help keep a magazine in print. You are helping a voice that speaks to laymen and church leaders alike, to teachers and doctors, lawyers and scientists, homeschoolers and professors: it speaks of Jesus Christ, true God of true God, born of the Virgin Mary, crucified for us, risen for us: the same yesterday, today, and forever, in good times and bad times, in all cultures. Would you kindly consider supporting our work by making a generous gift today, before the close of 2008?” …. (merecomments)
~ THEY TOOK All The Rights, Put ‘Em In A Rights Museum …. (SDA)
~ OUR GESTAPO— “These are not normal civil servants.” …. (sda)
~ AH, WHAT’S THE WORST that could possibly happen? “UK: “For The First Time In Decades Religion Is Molding Public Life In This Country; That Religion Isn’t Christianity” …. (mypetjawa)
~ TOXIC STUPID— 9-11 Truthers +Gail Asper = Canadian Human Rights Museum …. (jaycurrie)
~ HUH SAY WHAT-NOW?! Governor General’s ominous New Year message: “invent new ways of living together” …. (shotgun)
~ FREEDOM imperilled: On democratic despotism …. (newcriterion)
~ WESTERN CIV— NRO-TV: “Uncommon Knowledge: Professor Bruce Thornton of Cal State Fresno discusses the decline and fall of Europe” …. (tv.nationalreview)
~ CHRC vs Free Dominion — What The [Censored]?! …. (forlifeandfamily.blog)
~ DISPROPORTIONATE Force– “In the contemporary world, the world of human rights, when you call a person a right-winger, this is the first step toward his or her delegitimization.” …. (sda)
~ MEN & FATHERS: foundations of civilization– and Glenn Sacks is on the case. Add this one to your favourites. Dr. Helen (Mrs. Instapundit)– Do men have any reproductive rights? …. (glennsacks, drhelen.blog)
~ CANADIAN Newsperson of the Year …. (ghostofaflea)
~ BREAKENRIDGE— Herald Column: Finishing ’08 with a Free-Speech Flurry …. (am770chqr)
~ AND WHERE DID MR. DAMMANN COME FROM, EXACTLY? “Given that the most notable features of parenthood are apparently bigotry, a “collapse of trust,” 4x4s and “toxic nappy mountains,” it’s not terribly surprising that Dammann’s article is titled Am I Fit to Breed?” More wisdom from the Agent Smith “Humans Are A Virus” School Of Thought …. (davidthompson)
~ OY, CANADA— “Canadian families pay more in personal taxes than they do on either shelter or food, and spend more on their pets than they do on child care, according to Statistics Canada’s latest annual report on household expenditures” …. (godscopybook)
~ KOREA’S HRC accuses Korean Air of sexism …. (novascotiascott)
~ NEXT UP TO BAT? ‘Licensing’ morality out of the law– “Could lawyers be thrown out of the profession based on their religious conviction against homosexuality?” …. (jennifer-roback-morse.blog)
~ THOUGHTCRIMINALITY: “Damian Thompson notes the dhimmis on the Tory front bench” …. (ghostofaflea)
~ PROPAGANDA PUSH: “When the state tries to teach ethics in public schools, it only teaches students that they ought to obey it” …. (westernstandard)
~ WESTCIV— The Lost History of Christianity: Philip Jenkins …. (novascotiascott)
~ IN AN ARTICLE entitled Are You Certain About That?, Jonah Goldberg discusses one of the latest leftist memes. However, it is not so much a meme as the central core of leftism, which in the end embodies an assault on truth and a rejection of the Absolute — which is impossible both in principle and in fact, which is why leftism is fundamentally and irretrievably incoherent …. (onecosmos.blog)
~ FOREVER IN THE NURSERY— “Obesity is very today, very right now. Obesity is the new smoking” …. (proteinwisdom)
~ LYING COMMIE WENCH-WATCH: Modern Feminism’s Matriarch Unmasked …. (academia)
~ THE DEADLY Convenience of Christianity Without Culture …. (orthodoxytoday)
~ KINDER-EVIL: The Brits install closed-circuit cameras to monitor kids as young as 4 …. (nrotc)
~ WHY WE NEED Net Neutrality, by Doug Ross: “The principles of Internet freedom are the tenets of the Framers: free speech, free markets, and innovation” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ FIRST-RIGHTS: Aboriginal MP speaks out on Pro-Life issues; Bruinooge says. “We need to have a starting point of debating whether or not abortion should be legal right up until the moment of birth.” …. (np, MaD)
~ MASSIVE Pro-Family Rally Floods Spain …. (transfigurations.blog)
~ OLD MOLDY MEDIA— “as Victor Davis Hanson wrote in the last days of the 2008 presidential election, “Sometime in 2008, journalism as we knew it died, and advocacy media took its place.” The replacement is a curiously schizophrenic beast” …. (eddriscoll)
~ SPADE A SPADE? “Now we turn to Professor Smith, who adheres to a Marxian paradigm… that regards capitalism as a moral outrage that is destined to collapse according to the implacable laws of history.” Wouldn’t it be great if the MSM would preface the remarks of its “economic experts” with such an introduction? …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)
~ PAST PROGRESSIVE EVILS— “I would heartily second Jonah’s reference to Chesterton’s Eugenics and Other Evils as proof of his independent-minded resistance to the progressive era’s worst excesses. It’s an extraordinary book, and Chesterton really saw how the various elements of the progressive worldview held together, and how the obsession with scientific (which in many cases was really pseudo-scientific) rationalization made the underlying assumptions especially clear” …. (nrotc)
~ NOAH RICHLER: The Canadian year in video (welcome to the Post-Fact Society) …. (np)
~ UH-OH– DO-GOODER ALERT: “British MP Andy Burnham plans to work with Obama administration to establish international rules for websites” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ LAVENDER MAFIA WATCH: “New Jersey church penalized for refusing to rent facility for lesbian ‘civil union’ ceremony”; Gay activists target pro-family forces in Nevada; Gay Marriage 1, Religious Freedom 0 …. (Various)
~ DAVID HOROWITZ— Teach the Controversy, Don’t Preach It.. By: David Horowitz. The Academic Bill of Rights — five and a half years later …. (frontpagemag)
~ MORALITY PLOYS— Big Bailouts & Culture War Maneuvers You Can Expect, by James Hitchcock …. (touchstonemag)
~ DEATH TO AMERICA! Oregon eyes mileage tax using satellite technology; NY ‘obesity tax’ defended by State Health Commissioner; Video shows official flinging blob of fake fat ….
~ DIRECTOR BLUE: “Joel Stein can’t understand why conservatives are patriotic” …. (directorblue.blog)
~ WND CLAIMS Christians in U.S. called to abandon public schools: Children’s worldview determined by 14,000 hours in classrooms. Textbook lesson for 13-year-olds warns of Christians’ ‘subversive’ aims …. (worldnetdaily)
~ POOH-POOH TABOO? Coup de Culture: Promoting Incest Between First Cousins. Cuz the world is so small, and with so few people …. (wesleyjsmith)
~ EUBER ALLES, REDUX— “The European Anthem is one of the main symbols of the change the EUrocracy and its enthusiasts can believe in” …. (brusselsjournal)
~ THE WEIRDOSPHERE: The Four Groups Of Conspiracy Theorists …. (rightwingnews)
~ JUST FYI, “Noted theologian and New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow wants you to know that if you think Jesus Christ is important to salvation, you’re a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal, as well as a minority” …. (reformedpastor)
~ OLD MONSTERS NEVER DIE— Neil Hrab: Stalin officially voted third-greatest Russian ever. Never mind Vladimir I, Ivan the Great, Peter The Great, Katherine The Great, Alexander II, or even Gorby?; Stalin’s American victims, by Michael Weiss …. (np, newcriterion)
~ UTOPIA: Thanks to the great Robert Nozick, there is a way to allow left-liberals to live their dreams while sparing the rest of us …. (spectator)
~ AMERICAN CIV: “Remembering Samuel Huntington’s other book” …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ RAY DE SOUZA— What is ‘responsible government’ anyway? …. (fatherdesouza.ca)
~ COMPARE & CONTRAST: “Michelle Malkin has a “Tale of two presidential workout fanatics”; meanwhile, Ed Morrissey has a tale of two politically-connected religious leaders” …. (eddriscoll)
~ STUPID SELF-CONTRADICTING SCIENCE— Un-Freeing the Will. All thoughts are determined– including the thought that all thoughts are determined. Thus, free will, thought, and science are contradicted, unless some thoughts are NOT determined. Any questions? …. (firstthings)
~ SOCIALIST PARADISE-WATCH: Morally corrupt: Britain’s bishops deplore Labour’s scandalous rule. There is no denying the reality of what the Bishops describe …. (smh.com.au)
~ AH, TOLERANCE: U.N. divided over gay rights declaration If you want to wait for Gay Rights Organizations to picket the UN like they picket the Mormon Church, pack a lunch. Via …. (reuters, americandigest)
~ THE QUOTA-GIRL: PC Insanity Spotlight: One Woman Per Fire Engine …. (sentinel.blog)
~ IT’S NOT 1865 ANY MORE— Sex slavery: The American nightmare …. (worldnetdaily)
~ THE UN-EU BORG just doesn’t work. It’s too big, too ambitious, and much too socialist to ever get beyond massive money grabs …. (cjunk.blog)
~ UNPLEASANT thoughts about Harold Pinter, by Roger Kimball …. (newcriterion)
~ CAMP SUNDAY: Part Deux …. (cjunk.blog)
~ ABORTION After Obama, by Joseph Bottum …. (firstthings)
~ VICTOR Davis Hanson: Blagojevich makes us wonder what “misspoke” means for the Obama people. “That Was Then, This Is Now” …. (victorhanson)
~ THE TRUTH WILL OUT— “It’s not quite eight in the morning and Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me. He liked the story I wrote about him a couple weeks ago, but not this garbage.” The whole thing …. (noiri.blog, houston-press.com)
~ WIFFLE, WAFFLE— Obama vows to destroy Hamas. Is that like Bush vowing to destory Saddam, or to take on the Taliban?; Obama Springs Into Action, Says he’s “Monitoring Events in Gaza”…Refuses to Pick Sides …. (anorak, Wz)
~ RACISM-WATCH: “Black lawmakers irked by Obama’s diverse Cabinet”? …. (fivefeetoffury)
~ PETER SCHIFF: Talkin’ some more sense to the senseless …. (shotgun)
~ A LITTLE Pastoring in Pragmatism: “In choosing Rick Warren to give the invocation at his presidential inauguration, Barack Obama did something Newsweek’s Jon Meacham could not” …. (nrotc)
~ WORD TO THE BOPE— “If PE Obama is going to learn anything from the L’affaire Blago is that He needs to stop the Marie Antoinette impressions and live up to the transparency and ethics He’s promised for two years but has woefully demonstrated” …. (proteinwisdom)
~ TERRORISM Challenges Facing The Obama Administration …. (investigativeproject)
~ CANADIAN Broadcasting Corp. sucks up to `Be-Bop Barry’ …. (canadafreepress)
~ WHERE WE ARE: “This is your budget on drugs. This is your government on crack. Spend like there’s no tomorrow, because, well, there’s no tomorrow. Medicare’s broke now and Social Security will be within a decade, so throw a trillion at roads and bridges — to nowhere or to anywhere. Drug czar. Car czar. Carbon czar. What’s your problem? Whatever it is, a trillion bucks and a czar ought to fix it” …. (thereturnofscipio)
~ HOLY SMOKESCREEN! WaPo still blending Wright outrages, McCain’s endorsers …. (newsbusters)
~ THREE Masterpieces of Insight: Zombietime on Ayers, Theodoresworld on Obama, Odinga, Al Bakri, and the Sheila Variations on 9/11 via PBS fraud …. (colonelrobertneville.blog)
~ HOW WILL President-elect Obama pay for his socialist agenda? …. (westernstandard.ca)
~ THE MESSIAH AT PLAY— “After loading his clubs onto a cart, Obama, wearing sunglasses, a white shirt, khaki shorts, white and brown golf shoes, and a red baseball cap emblazoned with the City and County of Honolulu’s Ocean Safety logo, drove down to the driving range” …. (sondrak)
~ KEEPING TRACK of the socialist bail-out? The Bailout Sleuth is, in spades. Bookmark this one …. (bailoutsleuth)
~ THE SKINNY ON Workouts: Bush creepy; Obama a godling …. (anchoressonline)
~ GOVERNENTS AT PLAY— Charts: The tragic results of the ‘Community Reinvestment Act’ …. (directorblue.blog)
~ GOD OF DEATH— Obama’s Abortion Spending Spree …. (spectator.org)
~ WELL THAT SETTLES IT! “U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s office said on Tuesday that an internal audit showed his aides had no improper contact with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ DEM DONOR Madoff scam hits elite synagogue– Upper East Side congregation suffers $2 billion bloodbath in epic Ponzi scheme …. (wnd)
~ PROSECUTORS File for Blagojevich Recording …. (townhall)
~ MEDIA-GASM TO ENSUE! Life at New Animal Farm Won’t Be All That Bad– “’09 will be divine: Victor Davis Hanson predicts that the coming year will be qualitatively better than the one that’s wrapping up” …. (scaramouche)
~ OBAMA’S PARTY— Congrats! Dems sweep the 2008 Naughtiest Politician Awards! …. (directorblue.blog)
~ ANORAK— How Barack Obama Will Save Bridgend, End Knife Crime And Sadness …. (anorak)
~ ‘BAMA BOOSTER Oprah hoaxed again. Draw your own conclusions …. (therealbarackobama)
~ LINE-UPS, DEATH BY RATIONING: Is the health care gravy train on the way? …. (drhelen.blog)
~ BARACK The Magic Negro’s Next Trick: Killing Chip Saltsman’s RNC Chair Bid …. (rightwingnews)
~ HOW IT WORKS— “The short-sightedness of playing Robin Hood: Charles Adler ‘splains the nuances of redistributing the wealth from the productive to those who are sittin’ around and collecting benefits (i.e. Obamanomics)” …. (scaramouche)
~ KIMBALL— A tale of two pundits: Sowell v. Huffington …. (pajamasmedia)
~ MORE BAILOUT! MORE ON THOSE OVERGENEROUS / UNDERFUNDED PUBLIC PENSIONS: Public pension scandal investigations mushrooming …. (pajamasmedia)
~ MESSIAH! SAVE US! Good news: Holiday retail sales “catastrophic” …. (msnbc)
~ WELL THAT’S A RELIEF! “The president-elect’s new poet-elect is the right woman for the job” …. (thedailybeast)
~ EXTREMISM: Alive and Well on Left and Right, By: Michael Reagan: “Loonies and reactionaries weigh in on Pastor Rick Warren” …. (frontpagemag)
~ THE POWER OF BARACK! “The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. “He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist,” reads the description on Wikipedia” …. (mypetjawa.mu.nu)
~ IOWAHAWK— “Senora Kennedy Is Make Very Good Senator!” Guest Opinion by Rosa Ortiz Chief of Housekeeping Staff, Estate of Caroline Kennedy …. (iowahawk)
~ GET YOUR Dope on a Rope: “Only Obamunism could produce soap guaranteed to make you feel dirtier” …. (rightwingnews)
~ IMAO GOODNESS— lolbama! Part 4 …. (imao.us)
~ MUSLIM CANADIAN CONGRESS— “Israeli attack on Gaza: MCC calls for end to bombing. Condemns Hamas for inciting hostilities” …. (muslimcanadiancongress.org)
~ A TASTE OF WHAT COMES NEXT— UK: Islamic Group Plasters Church, Surrounding Streets With “Jesus was a Muslim” Stickers Day Before Christmas …. (Wz)
~ WRETCHARD at his best. In an off-hand comment to his post, Belmont Club » The strike on Hamas Richard Fernandez sees what others prefer not to see …. (americandigest)
~ SOUTHERN BAPTISTS Hamas Legalizes Crucifixion Of Muslims Christians …. (mypetjawa)
~ PUPPETEER Iran activating its proxies …. (counterterrorismblog.org)
~ WE LOVE ATLAS SHRUGGED— “Western Civilization hangs in the balance. Get your heads out of the sand and Fight the Great Fight! The Jew may be the canary in the coal mine, but you my friends will be next………Changing the World, one world at a time” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SIGCARLFRED— “There is no such thing as a ‘disproportionate response’ to calls for genocide.” …. (sigmundcarlandalfred)
~ JIHADIST GRANDSTANDING, PART CXXVII: Updates and news Monday Dec. 29 2008 Israel & Hamas and more; Egypt: “Hizbullah has declared war on us”– remember: the goal is not (and never has been) ‘Peace’, but one big Jihadistan, from pole to pole and east to west. Nothing and nobody other than Islams and Muslims under sharia law, forever, worshipping Allah The Irrational and Nasty; Palywood propaganda. More BS from Hamas and the state of journalism in Gaza …. (vladtepesblog)
~ ISRAEL BLOGGER CONFERENCE CALL BRIGADIER SHAFIR: GAZA DEFENSIVE: “The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Israeli Consulate of New York, invited me to participate in a briefing on the current situation in Gaza — I just got off the phone, liveblogging it” …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ LIVEBLOGGING Israel’s operation against Hamas …. (michellemalkin)
~ RUACH TZAHAL – or “The Spirit of The IDF” …. (pumpkin-watch.blog)
~ HUGH HEWITT— New Media and Gaza: To Whom Should We Turn for Analysis? …. (hughhewitt)
~ 5,000 demonstrators and riots in Londonistan over Gaza …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Honour-murderer still at large …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ SAD TO SAY— UK: “The Government, the Opposition, the police, schools, the Church of England, the BBC and now Channel 4 are all helping Muslims construct a parallel Islamic state”; UK: Cleric Says the Government Would Arrest Jesus Under British Anti-Terror Laws …. (JiWa)
~ RUH-ROH! UN-INDICTED CO-CONSPIRATOR CAIR THUGS MUG, BLUSTER THEN MAKE ISLAMIC DEMANDS, PRESS QUIVERS– Un-indicted co-conspirators and convicted Holy Land accomplices CAIR, is full throttle stealth jihad …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ CIA OBSTRUCTION Stopped FBI from Uncovering 9/11: Wright …. (mypetjawa)
~ SCARAMOUCHE— “Egregious anti-Zionism in the Globe: I thought the Globe and Mail’s man in the Middle East, Mark MacKinnon, was unbelievably biased in favour of the Palestinians, but his (one hopes temporary) replacement, Patrick Martin, is, if you can believe it, even worse” …. (scaramouche)
~ PAGING MOHAMMED ELMASRY— Child slave imported to US from Egypt. We’re so sorry to hear that noted Canadian Islamist leader & tireless human rights campaigner Elmasry missed this one, and a chance to condemn such practices in his homeland. Must have been an oversight, or something …. (nscott, JiWa)
~ FUN WITH MARITAL SLAVERY: “Polygamy in Britain” …. (timesonline)
~ QUOTE of the day: From Caroline Glick’s preface to her book The Shackled Warrior …. (scaramouche)
~ RELIGION OF… “A suicide car bomb in Afghanistan today killed 14 primary school children in what officials said was a failed attempt to blow up a meeting of tribal elders” …. (noiri.blog)
~ WE CALL A HUDNA! NO TAKE-BACKS! “The aftershocks from last month’s terror attacks in Mumbai are still resonating throughout the region and the rest of the world. Both India and Pakistan have been ratcheting up their preparations for war, but it looks like Pakistan has blinked first and is calling for a hudna” .. a.k.a. strategic pause, until war gain be resumed under more favourable conditions …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ FESTIVE Iran hangs ten on Christmas Eve …. (rightwingnews)
~ A CALIPHATE “from the Red Sea to the Caspian”? By: Kathy Shaidle: “Radical Islam expands across Russia” …. (frontpagemag)
~ TALIBAN Jack’s balancing act: “Canada’s self-righteous socialists, helmed by Little Jackie Layton, issued the following statement re Gaza” …. (scaramouche)
~ YOU CAN TAKE your “proportionality,” dear world, and stick it in your….: Marty Peretz on what works—and what doesn’t—when it comes to dealing with crazed jihadis who refuse to knock it off with the rockets …. (scaramouche)
~ MUZZLE-EMS— CAIR FIERCELY OUT TO KILL FREEDOM OF SPEECH: TARGET ART HALL, PUBLISHER: Art Hall, Publisher of the Cape May Herald, wrote this excellent oped piece last week. It is a solid opinion piece: Keep the Muslims Out? Art Hall …. (atlasshrugs2000)
~ RIGHT GIRL: Some additional links to western and global hypocrisy; On media bias in Gaza and Europe. From Hudson NY …. (girlontheright)
~ LOOKING AT BRITAIN in 2008 certain themes of course stand out more than others, and perhaps none more than the introduction of sharia law, the possibility of which had first been to public attention by Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams …. (brusselsjournal)
~ LIKE ALL GOOD VAMPIRES, “A 2008 Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism assessment said that Hezbollah members based in the U.S. do local fundraising through charity projects and criminal activity, like money laundering, smuggling, drug trafficking, fraud and extortion, according to the homeland security assessment” …. (nrotc)
~ YOU DHIMMIS (ISLAMIC APOLOGISTS) READ AND AWAKE: Hamas enacts Islamic (Sharia) laws: Hand amputation, crucifixion, lashes and execution …. (noiri.blog)
~ SINGLE WHITE Jihadist Seeks Mate …. (nrotc)
~ HOW THEY GOT THERE— “The Times of India describes how the foundations of enmity against their subcontinental neighbor has been laid, deep and unshakeable, by the Pakistani policy of indoctrinating children from their earliest years into regarding the Hindu as only slightly less evil than the Westerner” …. (pajamasmedia)
~ UNDER OUR NOSES: “Five Radical Islamist Convicted Of Conspiring To Kill U.S. Soldiers” …. (investigativeproject)
~ RAYMOND Ibrahim: Linguistic analysis tells us a great deal about cultural attitudes. Here is a short exploration of Islam on women. “Are Slave-girls in Islam Equivalent to Animals?” …. (victorhanson)
~ SOME VID CAPS of Muslim love of their own children …. (vladtepesblog)
~ WORD FROM JERKISTAN— Manhattan: Expressing Annihilationist Jew Hatred, “On The Avenue, Fifth Avenue”; and An Endless Legacy of Jew-Annihilationist “Leadership”? …. (andrewbostom.org)
~ 1895-1915 OTTOMAN JIHAD, still ongoing (mostly against truth-tellers, chuches, and graveyards): Brawl in Turkish Parliament over Armenian apology …. (novascotiascott)
~ BULLSEYE! “Israel’s conflict with the Palestinians and its neighbours is no longer a news story but an industry complete with a revolving conveyor belt overloaded with ambitious career-minded journalists, dubious Middle East “experts”, clueless peace activists, and patronizing diplomats and envoys who can be counted on to talk endlessly in clichés and platitudes about “halting the cycle of violence” and “getting the peace process back on track” …. (nationalpost)
~ THE PEACE-LIVING Canadian Arab Federation plugging book for anti-semitic author Greg Felton …. (dustmybroom)
~ TERROR-SUPPORTING CAIR’s Rule of Law …. (creepingsharia)
~ OUR IRAQI ALLY Reacts Predictably to the Hamas-Provoked Conflict in Gaza …. (andrewbostom)
~ A FATWAH for Fitna …. (brusselsjournal)
~ WIMPERY— UK: Top Legal Official Urges Adoption of Sharia Divorces …. (Wz)
~ INDONESIA: Islamic Group Plans to Send 1,000 Moderate Muslims to Fight in Gaza …. (Wz)
~ LOSE-LOSE: “Israel can no more win in Gaza than we can in Iraq without ending state sponsored terror” …. (humanevents)
~ DEATH TO JUICE! “So apparently there are Evil Zionist Juices, I just never knew” …. (mypetjawa)
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~ PROGRESSIVE IDIOCY— “We [Christians and Muslims] all share the same God, the same principles of loving one another, of peace and justice” …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ FAILED MUSLIM STATE WATCH: India fears Pakistan will manufacture more fake Hindu terror to blame on India …. (vladtepesblog)
~ THE USUAL SUSPECTS— Where Were They When Russia Invaded Georgia? …. (sentinel.blog)
~ DENMARK : “There is no God but Allah and the Jews are Allah’s Enemies” …. (Wz)
~ QUAINT Female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan: “we will never stop because Islam and our elders require it” …. (dhimmiwatch)
~ LEDEEN— “Israel’s operation against Hamas can only be understood as part of a broader whole: the war against the terror masters in Tehran”; Fighting Terror, Fighting Tyranny, Fighting Evil …. (pajamasmedia)
~ ‘DEATH TO JEWS’? = THE NEW BLACK! Supporting Hamas is now “progressive” …. (directorblue.blog)
~ MY KINGDOM for a Conscience, by Dymphna: “Hastening DeathSigns and portents that we are destined to go out with a whimper after all” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ SUBMIT! OBEY! Cargill plant submits to sharia law for Muslims in Colorado; Jewish Muslim cabbies get mikveh sharia foot baths at Indianapolis’ new airport; Islamic billboards infiltrate El Paso, Texas …. (Various)
~ REPORT — “Hamas Military “Barely Dented” By Israeli Attacks…. So, the 6 month truce was a bad thing, who knew?” …. (Wz)
~ CAROLINE GLICK: “Patriots and false patriots” …. (carolineglick)
~ GERMAN Researchers: ‘Islamophobia’ the ‘New’ Anti-Semitism.. so smoothing the way for new Fuhrers galore …. (pajamasmedia)
~ GLENN GRISWOLD, I take it, will not take me up on my offer of a free vacation to Sderot. My offer was specifically in response to his claim that Israel is engaging in a “massively disproportionate response” to the shelling of southern Israel from Gaza …. (volokh)
~ JUSTICE FOR ME, NOT THEE, O KUFFAR— “In recent months Britain has taken several steps towards instituting a sharia court system, a separate and parallel legal structure designed to adjudicate complaints within Britain’s Muslim community. Not only the Archbishop of Canterbury, but also lawyers, judges, and members of the government are openly discussing the implementation of sharia in the UK” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ HAMAS-TV: “Oh Qassam, Take the Israelis to Hell, Tear Them to Pieces” …. (Wz)
~ HOW ISRAEL PLANNED To Kick Hamas’ Butts; and “It’s time for a President Bush to do Israel a favor, and let it shove Hamas up against the wall, or right through the wall, depending on what’s still feasible” …. (rightwingnews, eddriscoll)
~ DR. MOHAMMED’S SEX-ADVICE: “Anal Sex Approved by Allah and Prophet Muhammad” …. (islam-watch.org)
~ UN TO DECIDE the Legality of Comparing Islam to Nazism …. (Wz)
~ AND ALL I GOT Was This Lousy Fatwa …. (sda)
~ LOVELY Malaysia: Religious department to act against any blogger who insults Islam, Biatches …. (jihadwatch.org)
~ GATES OF VIENNA— “Just Kick the Whole Lot into the Sinai” …. (gatesofvienna.blog)
~ RELIGION OF… Bangladeshi court frees kidnapped beaten doctor forced into marriage by family …. (vladtepesblog)