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Sympathy For The Devil Grinch?

In The Original Latin

~ ITEM: Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Who Stole Christmas; The book text

~ ITEM: The Cult of Reverse Victimology— Our civilization is over.

~ ITEM: Glenn Beck on The Murdering Bastard

~ ITEM: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

~ ITEM: Homeless Man Claims Responsibility For Own Problems

~ ITEM: ABC News: Nidal Hasan & Followers of Islam Are the Real Victims (Video); Allahu Akbar: It’s The New “Cry For Help”

~ ITEM: Free to Choose– Autumn 1996, by Theodore Dalrymple

~ ITEM: Links & thoughts on Responsibility

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~ PROUD TO SAY IT, I’ve yet to watch the Jim Carrey/ Ron Howard desecration of The Grinch. Why? Because of the lame victimological backstory on just why the Grinch is evil. The Whos did it, by making fun of him in childhood, argues the new take. Pshaw, says this WebElf.

Here, in a nutshell, is all that is wrong with much of the West– particularly England, if UK doctor and social critic Theodore Dalrymple is to be believed. The perp is the true victim here, dontcha know, and society owes him/ her an apology/ living/ treatment, because he/ she just couldn’t help themselves because [ insert excuse here ].

Wah, boo-hoo, poor you. This goes against every actual experience of our own moral freedom in the face of real or imagined suffering, verses irresponsibility and excuse-making.

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be that his head wasn’t screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

He’s a hateful joy-killing misanthrope. Whether his interior excuses justify his nastiness to him or not is not of interest, really.

He commits multiple break & entries, endangering himself and innocents, and proving– by his lying to Cindy Lou Who, who was no more than two– that while his will was corrupt, he knew that the appearance of a powerful morality he rejects for himself had its uses. Indeed, impersonating Saint Nicholas himself is the moral depth of the tale.

Evil simply is, and is part of human nature, and our relations with one another. Whether idly or deliberately, we all add to the dark fog that binds us, and which is passed on to others and the next generation. Excuses may explain, but cannot erase guilt, choice, and consequences, no matter whether The Grinch terror-bombs Whoville and makes excuses or not.

We all have reasons, excuses, and justifications enough– and then there’s what we do with our lives, our sufferings, and so on.

The Grinch is at least a noble pagan in that he choses a better self to be, after plundering the allegedly self-satisfied bourgeois Whos down in Whoville, is stuck with some self-doubt:

And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: How could it be so?
It came without ribbons! It came without tags!
It came without packages, boxes or bags!
And he puzzled three hours, `till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!

It turns out that The Grinch is a materialist, assuming others as envious and obsessed with goodies as he is– and yet, confronted by the spiritual content of this Who Feast, realizes the gifts are an effect, not a cause.

What that more is is coyly left behind the curtain, as the 50s and 60s plunged ever more into holly jolly santa baby whatnot, and ever more away from Christus Natus Est! (it being Christ’s Mass, after all). Baby Jesus is not the direct point of The Grinch story, but we may interpolate and say that Mr. Grinch was indeed inwardly converted– and shows it by his outward actions of charity and recompense.

And what happened then…?
Well…in Who-ville they say
That the Grinch’s small heart
Grew three sizes that day!

The usual “Christmas is about the feeling of the best in us and family and turkey and hope” is cruel & mealy-mouthed bosh. Someone who says “It’s not about arriving, it’s about the journey” has obviously never been a kid in the backseat of the family car on an interminable family drive. The question is never “Can we journey more?”, but “Are we there, yet?”


The ‘there’ in Christmas is a whom; a story of a miracle-baby and saviour who shall open the kingdom of heaven to all who believe in him, through his saving death and resurrection. Otherwise, we are inventing other stuff in his place, and surrounding it with pretty talk, like a beautifully wrapped but empty present. Or in place of actual Christmas dinner with all the fixins, pictures of food, or recipe books, or the enjoyment of hunger pangs.

It won’t do, and if made to do, it won’t do very well.

In any case, if this were a modern story, the Grinch would have received an court-appointed lawyer.. then an apology, therapy, social workers, time served, and lived off the Who tax-base in some fashion the rest of his days. But that’s the fantasy-morality of the victimological universe of Ron Howard, the Nanny-state, and haters of sensible morality, justice, and religion. Their tired old tale is thus: all malcontents are victims; The Grinch is a malcontent = therefore, The Grinch is a victim, and his negative behaviour is a cry for help.

The Grinch will have none of it–

And the minute his heart didn’t feel quite so tight,
He whizzed with his load through the bright morning light
And he brought back the toys! And the food for the feast!
And he… HE HIMSELF…! The Grinch..
Carved the roast beast!

The Whos embrace the converted Grinch, and like the Prodigal Son, place him in the seat of highest honour, that of serving others appropriately sized slices of the Roasted Beast, still dressed as giver (Santa), and yet a better gift in himself to himself and the Whos than their presents or their food. The solution of our various sorrows in the modern West is a spiritual one– requiring sorrow, conversion, a new life, and that lived for others– indeed, God offers apotheosis, and a partaking of his own divine nature with his creatures, united to Christ.

The Grinch’s heart grew three sizes that day– we might say that like the manger and the stable of Bethlehem, his heart now held someone greater than the whole world.

Apart from that, even people of good will must imagine systems and schemes which take no proper account of human evil, nor indeed the bentness of the vision of the schemer. So the sinner become monster Stalin judges others without mercy for their sins against socialism, and lays waste to the Church of God in Russia, all to create the worst hell on earth in history.

Let us then become more like Saint Grinch, that we may know the true fullness of our joys, and duties and loves. ~


Dunces Amongst Us

~ LIKE ANY NAIVE PARENT, I assumed the edumacationing of my kids was not unlike mine. But given that they caught & brought home Swine Flu, and are out of school, I’ve been pondering home schooling, a curricula, and asking them about their classes in Grade VII.

No history.

Ancient, European, Modern, Canadian, Medieval, World Wars? Zilch, Nada, Niente. Turns out in Grade VI they accidentally spent part of one class on one day discussing immigration to Eastern Canada. That was it.

I had history from Grade V unto the end of High School, as core curriculum, along with Math, English, Civics/ Geography, and suchlike. 7 years of it.. and even if I only listened occasionally in Jr. High (sorry, Mrs. Roberts), I still picked up the basics.. and by high school fell in love with ancient and Medieval (thank you, Mr. Mann), and majored in it as part of my BA (thanks Profs Taylor, Stokesbury, MacIntosh, Dowdy, et al.).

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot?

This is, by definition, civilizational neglect of the young, leaving them ignorant of their own history, ideas, wars, victories, principles, problems, and riches. I’m not sure which soft-communist edu-genius, or “I Hated History In School, So I’ll Ban It” ideologue, or Western Civ multi culti socialist (or all of the above) got their meddling mitts on the matter, but kids with no memory, context, or foundations are– of course– ripe for the ideological pickings. History itself is a sometimes controversial discipline, but to miss out on the facts and people and events of our immediate and recent as well as further and older history is a bloody horrible bit of academic vandalism.

No history.. just the ever-present now, served up by the media, commercials, politicians, and socialist schools. Instead? Environmentalism, social control, multiculturalism, and black history week. Strangely enough, since Canada has a sometimes proud history with her black people, I figured maybe there they’d here about outstanding black Canadians. So when the kids came home, I asked them who they studied. Black Americans, it turns out. Whither Portia White? Harry Jerome? Victoria Cross winner William Hall? Nathaniel Dett? George Bonga? Anybody recent? Vanished into the fog of a history-less curriculum.

I asked them if they learnt about their own backgrounds. Nope. Canada? Nope.

Un. B. Freaking. Lievable. ~

Sesame Street– Socialist Whitewash & Brainwipe

Sweet, inadvertent Sesame Street PSA for gay marriage

I TOLD you Sesame Street Was Ultimate Evil!

~ ITEM: Sesame Street Disses Fox News

“Sesame Street” Trashes Fox News As “Pox News

~ ITEM: Sex Ed at 5 Years Old?— They decide to take away your rights to raise your children

~ ITEM: Contrary-Minded: What the Church Can Learn from Sesame Street

“Su-u-unny day, keepin’ the clo-o-ouds away…”

~ AS I CAME ACROSS THE “Grover Pimps For Generic ‘Marriage'” video above, one of the Binklings asked if they’d ever watched Sesame Street as little kids. Nope, I told him.. it was videos, Veggie Tales, Blue’s Clues, Beatrix Potter cartoons, a little Bananas In Pajamas, none of those coloured things mumbling inanities, and classic movies: Treasure Island, Disney, Prince Of Egypt, The Ten Commandments, The Miracle Maker, Star Wars, etc.

As noted before, the now 40-year old Sesame Street is not pure & kid-friendly universe, despite appearances: it’s always pimped for the radical 60s revolution, feminism, short attentions spans, and middle-class New York socialist principles. Rapid-fire brainwash.

If parents & adults really watch & study & consider what’s on the TV, what intellectual content and presumptions are being sold through the glowing rectangles to the children, they are right to be angry.

Radicals consider the TV– even cartoons, “kid’s shows”, and other allegedly child-friendly fare to be a legitimate means by which to morally influence and educate kids despite the virtues and moral concerns of the parents involved. This comes as no surprise, since that’s just what moral busy-bodies do in schools, society, university, wherever they can get ahold of other people’s kids: pour on the political correctness.

So parents, grandparents: don’t just plonk your precious little darlings in front of the sewer outflow of contemporary television. Watch what they are watching, discuss it with them, and seek things that they might watch that don’t turn them into tiny neo-socialists before they even go to school.

Grover is not our old pal: he’s the arm and brain of a politically correct voice-actor, mouthing the same old platitudes acceptable to the elites and chattering classes of the third wave of 20th century liberal fascism. ~


Regurge, Redux


~ PIRATE RADIO? Yet another 60’s movie about how they were the greatest humans of the most wonderful era ever? REALLY, people?!?!

‘Cuz what we need is more sexual revolution, sticking it to the man, smug self-congratulation, and imagining our teen years to be the apotheosis of history, and human existence.

See, the thing is, geezers, anybody under 40 (the ones who survived the abortions, that is) are already the children of your sick-making revolts and wanderings, and endless experimentation and re-invention of whatever didn’t immediately amuse you. Fascistic schools & universities; a multiplicity of sex-cooties even amongst the general public & youth, pro-gay, pro-fornication, anti-marriage tropes; an exhausted and degraded pop culture & abortion & euthanasia & infanticide; freedom of thought and expression under threat in the West; anti-religious persecution and anti-Semitism on the rise again? Behold the ACTUAL fruit of your alleged amazingness.

Forgive this literal child of the mid-60s if he found it creepy and unsettling then, as now. The last 2 generations have sat mostly quiet under your endless regurgitations, but I’ve had enough: no more remakes of 60s & 70s movies and tv-shows, please. No more socialist/ crypto-fascist geezers telling us what to think & say & do & wear & sing. No more of your supposed cure-all of revolution and Sister Act and throw off the shackles of everything except your own wondrous selfish narcissism.

Your pandering for utopia has brought hell and death and treachery and misery. Repent, shut up, leave us alone. ~


The Master Plan, Version #8, 9342.3 A(iii)

~ ITEM: The Copenhagen Bill; UN announces Copenhagen plot for new world government

“The EU has achieved the goal it has worked stealthily towards for so long – a supra-national government which is now beyond our recall, writes Booker in his column.”

~ EU Referendum ~

~ FREE DEMOCRATIC NATIONS, like individuals, are not predictable, controllable, and prone to utopian dictates. The hangover idea of the 20th Century is World Government. To that end, nations must be weakened– by hook or crook– to submit to ever-larger political structures, under the control of ever-smaller cadres of masters.

It’s the utopian-enviro-socialist perfect system they all dream of, where nobody will need to be good, because everyone is under control, and everything is neat and clean and good. It’s won’t be that way, really, but that’s the selling-point. That it would be fundamentally inhuman– Leviathan the almighty state in the place of God? Ah, well.

See the following videos for the latest New World Order schemers. It’s not a plot: it’s right there out in the open. ~

This is for those who don’t think we are headed for a New World Order. This was taken off of the show cnbc squawk box on most TV’s.

Germanys Chancellor Merkel

New York Times article by Henry Kissinger; more Henry Kissinger

EU president Tony Blair

Just before Obama was President; After he won the election

England’s Gordon Brown on New World Order.

Don’t worry this is just another CONSPIRACY THEORY.


Whilst We’re At It

~ REMEMBRANCE, 2009— In Remembrance: “Come back to us, and here you will find a homeland.” …. (transmontanus)

Sweet, inadvertent Sesame Street PSA for gay marriage

I TOLD you Sesame Street Was Ultimate Evil!


A New Must-Read Book From
One Of The Good Guys

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~ A HOT NEW BOOK— Islam’s Predicament by Salim Mansur …. (

Men Who Can’t Pee: A Failed Commercial

~ PERSIAN ARMY of 50,000 Buried (Literally) in the Sands of Time? …. (merecomments)

Mark Steyn

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“Tear Down This Wall . . . so they can get a better look at ME!!!”

~ Mark Steyn ~

~ CANADA vs HUMAN RIGHTS: CONTEMPT OF KANGAROO? — A strange ruling in British Columbia – plus The claiming of the green …. (steynonline)

~ THE FORT HOOD MASSACRE: Who’s crazier – him or us? Plus Degrees of separation; and A traitor not a victim …. (corner.nationalreview)

~ REQUEST OF THE WEEK: HINTING AT PLEASURE— Princess Margaret and the smoke rings of duty …. (steynonline)

~ STEYN ON SCREEN: HUMBUG– Movie Stars Against Personal Greed …. (corner.nationalreview)

~ STEYN’S PORTS OF CALL— MASS SUICIDE IN SLOW MOTION: The Hyacinth Girl on mass denial, and Kathy Shaidle on Remembrance Day in a forgetful west – plus: Jules Crittenden on words and deeds; and Rex Murphy on Europe’s leap of faith …. (Via Steyn)



~ EZRA LEVANT ON The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall …. (

~ LEVANT: Ed Stelmach is a bigger wastrel than Dalton McGuinty or even Bob Rae …. (

~ SEZ EZ— About that Olympic torch route …. (ezralevant)


“Maybe one of these days people will realize that hating one’s country, whether for religious reasons or otherwise, is more than adding another colour thread to society’s rich tapestry but wicked, warped, and very, very dangerous.”

~ Traitors, Eh? ~

~ DEBORAH GYAPONG: Ring the bells against climate change?; Evangelical and Catholic kitsch; Camille Paglia hears Richard Dawkins on the radio; Parody about Kate’s “Allahu Akbar: the new cry for help.”; Is it a problem to put God before the State?; How best to deal with poverty?; Maybe this is why I’m having trouble finding Vitamin D on the shelves; A bishop writes to his pro-abortion Congressman; More “kill the messenger” news; Yeah, sic the IRS on those Catholic bishops!; Mighty Iowahawk rounds up the headlines; Yup. It is craven weakness on our part; Mark Shea on the refusal to connect the right dots; Sub Tuum blog warns of the backlash to come; The treasures of Anglicanism; The news on Vitamin D and the flu; Comfort from the Anchoress as we sit in the “shadow of the jackboot” …. (

~ LOVE THE SHAIDALITY–Dunno about you, but this blogger is glad she’s gone posting-crazy over the past 2 weeks! W00t! ~

~ BUCKS IN THE WIND— “A fitness club owner in southwestern Ontario said Tuesday he has wasted tens of thousands of dollars fighting a legal battle with a transgender woman over which washrooms she should use, only to have the case thrown out by the Ontario Human Rights Commission” …. (fivefeetoffury, scaramouche)

~ SCARAMOUCHE NOTES the rather, eh…large amount of reciprocal altruism that’s gone into the Canadian Mausoleum of Human Rights …. (walker)

~ LOTSA FRESH lynchery– Today’s Lynch List; Gator Ted To Get His Day in Court; Checkmate… Or Not; Truth Is Trouble – A Pregnant Pause; Today’s Lynch List ii …. (missnixon)

~ FABULOUS FASCISTS— Free Speech Clause in U.K. Gay Hate Crimes Bill Defeated in House of Common …. (LSN)

~ JAY CURRIE— Welcome Thought Criminals, Kuffars & Apostates to The Infidel Blogger Awards 2nd Edition!; Rememberance; John Allen Muhammad was executed on Tuesday; New data show that the balance between the airborne and the absorbed fraction of carbon dioxide has stayed approximately constant since 1850; It’s not you, it’s us; Hamas=Nazis? Quick…call Richard Warman. There’s a hate crime in progress; Dear Enoch Powell, We Apologize; The Copenhagen Bill; The West’s cult of human sacrifice; Upcomin Free Speech and Liberty Symposium: Dec 7 — Ottawa …. (jaycurrie)

~ NON-RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS to gay marriage. Politicians can pass a bill saying a chicken is a duck and that doesn’t make it true …. (crunchycon)

~ CLOSET CON— The Real Haters (File a Complaint Against These Dudes); Alberta Human Rights Commission: Watch Out For Your Phoney Baloney Jobs!; It’s All About Me and My Vajayjay; a nice Remembrance Day round up at Teh Steyn’s place; The Real Price of Free Speech; Muslim Canadian Women On Sale, Bargain Price $9K!; Associated Press: Miffed About Calling Terrorists Terrorists; Welcome to My Life: The Joys and Hardships of Raising a Disabled Child …. (

~ UNDERWAY— A Second Expulsion of the Jews from England? …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ COMING UP— The Centre for Cultural Renewal is proud to present: THE EIGHTH ANNUAL “LECTURE ON THE HILL” SERIES– Hosted, and Opening Remarks, by the Hon. John McKay, PC, MP, “Ties of Friendship and Citizenship in a Globalized World” …. (

~ BLAZING CATFUR— Welcome Thought Criminals, Kuffars & Apostates to The Infidel Blogger Awards 2nd Edition!; To begin I would suggest that Hookers are more correctly referred to as..; A change of mind about President Jimmy Carter the 2nd; there is little interest in justice in Canadian human rights tribunals; Indeed, the more others hate us, the more PC denies their hatred; NOV 11TH? Now as for the Canadian Islamic Congress or the Canadian Arab Federation, not a word, not a mention that I can find; Distraught pacifist conscientious objector tormented by horrors of war, as far as you know; Hapless immigrant? Or Worlds dumbest terrorist? WTF?; Jonah Goldberg: If only Nidal Malik Hasan was a fan of Glenn Beck!; A Islam Q & A: Respect for National Anthem or Flag; BCHRT Fines respondent for performing an act of public service …. (

~ VIOLENT LIBERAL Columbia Prof Smacks Female Colleague in Face During “White Privilege” Debate …. (gatewaypundit)

~ RIGHT GIRL— USO Helping at Fort Hood; Fort Hood: Where the blame belongs …. (girlontheright)

Lieutenant Colonel Juanita L. Warman, 55, of Havre De Grace, Maryland.
Major Libardo Caraveo, 52, of Woodbridge, Virginia.
Captain John P. Gaffaney, 54, of San Diego, California.
Captain Russell Seager, 41, of Racine, Wisconsin.
Chief Warrant Officer, Retired, Michael Cahill of Cameron, Texas.
Staff Sergeant Justin Decrow, 32, of Plymouth, Indiana.
Sergeant Amy Krueger, 29, of Kiel, Wisconsin.
Specialist Jason Hunt, 22, of Tillman, Oklahoma.
Specialist. Frederick Greene, 29, of Mountain City, Tennesee.
Specialist Kham Xiong, 23, of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Pfc. Aaron Nemelka, 19, of West Jordan, Utah.
Pfc. Michael Pearson, 22, of Bolinbrook, Illinois.
Private Francheska Velez, 21, of Chicago, Illinois – and her unborn child.

~ UK’S CHIEF RABBI blames atheism and Darwinism for falling birth rates …. (winteryknight)

~ THE REASON why cohabitation is a bad idea …. (ncregister)

~ CANADIAN student union leader says pro-lifers are all potential murderers …. (winteryknight)


~ CRUCIAL VOTE on Free Speech in the House of Lords Today; Free speech shield voted down by MPs; Free speech shield must be kept in law say MP and Peer …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ WALKER— Michael Ignatieff’s new low …. (walker)

~ FALL OF THE WALL— Reflecting on Berlin; The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reminiscence and Reflection; ‘Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!’ …. (

~ MINISTERING to Survivors, Again: Killeen, Texas; Ft. Hood Death Toll Is 14: Slain Soldier Was Mother -to-Be …. (merecomments)

~ WELCOME Thought Criminals, Kuffars & Apostates to The Infidel Blogger Awards 2nd Edition! …. (

~ DAVID WARREN— Remember the future: “It is once again our annual day of war remembrance. The day has been “clustering” with other anniversaries: Monday, for instance, was the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and also the 71st of Kristallnacht — the night when, across Nazi Germany, a murderous onslaught was launched against all Jews” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ SCOTS PROTS & RCs Leery of Brit Assisted Suicide Guidelines …. (merecomments)

~ SAITH MARK SHEA— “.. ancient Israelites were not tree huggers. They emphatically grasped that there is an ontological difference between humans and the rest of creation and instinctively avoided the folly of current “animal rights” types who think the solution to our abuse of creation is to erase the distinction between humans and the rest of the created order” …. (

~ RESTORING Science To Its Rightful Place …. (SDA)

~ TERRORISM in Canada – homosexualist style– “This is the case of a sex-change victim filing a complaint before the Ontario Human Rights Commission over “discrimination” by a southern Ontario gym owner. In this case the target of homosexualist fanaticism doesn’t even seem to have” …. (noapologies)

~ SECULARISM and Poverty– “A colleague recently mentioned that a wag had observed the church had failed to solve poverty, so why not let the federal government have a try?” …. (merecomments)

~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— Heros and Civilization …. (

~ RAINBOW WAR— Gay Marriage advocates to Abp: “Tolerance is not enough. You. MUST. Approve. Or we will destroy you! The Apostles of Tolerance, doncha know” …. (

~ MARK SHEA— Abortion isn’t a “Choice”… when the Commies are in charge …. (

Against Triumphalism: The Complex Legacy of 1989

~ HEADING OUT THE DOOR— “the Church of England had sunk into a liberal pit that was no earthly use and offered no hope, no love and no grace. It was going through the motions of faith and was largely irrelevant to the people I once thought it served. The Church I once loved has, on the whole, become the spiritual arm of New Labour” …. (

~ HATE CRIMES Against Muslims Continue to Decline– More Hate Crimes Against Christians …. (gatewaypundit)

~ GHOST OF A FLEA— Harem Pool, c. 1876; The wrong question; Voting present at the Apocalypse; Top Secret war videos; My American cousins: Prepare yourselves, your President is prepared to visit Hiroshima and, presumably, apologize for the United States saving the world; Only one of the following will attract street protests; Freepers note the Fort Hood jihadi frequented local strip clubs and reportedly paid for fifty-dollar lap dances …. (ghostofaflea)

~ WHAT A Veteran Knows …. (firstthings)

~ FREE SPEECH— Sometimes you should, merely because you can …. (internationalfreepresssociety)

~ PUBLISHED This Month In The Journal Of We’ve Run Out Of Stuff To Study …. (SDA)

~ HURRAY FOR DEAD RETARDS! — Abortions of babies with Down’s syndrome may be much higher than Government statistics show, according to a national Down’s registering group; Compare & contrast: Church welcomes gifts of the disabled …. (anglican-mainstream, CW)

~ WARREN ON The people: “Two cheers for democracy!” … “The worst system of government except for all the others!” … “More cruel than wars or tyrants!” … As everyone knows, these sentiments come, respectively, through E.M. Forster, Winston Churchill, and the Epistulae Morales of Seneca” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ EAST GERMANY— Nature & Artifact: The character of the DDR …. (christianitytoday)

~ SOCIALIST PARADISE— Blogger Seized From Streets of Havana, Beaten, Released. Yoani Sánchez is the most well-known Cuban blogger …. (godscopybook)


~ XANTHIPPA SAYS Segregating boys in schools will do more harm than good …. (blog.xanthippa)

Pat Condell on Freedom of Speech

~ MANDATED Sex Ed at 5 Years Old?— They decide to take away your rights to raise & educate your children …. (

~ FALL OF THE WALL II— William F Buckley’s November 10, 1989, “On the Right” …. (godscopybook)

~ VAN DER LEUN— “The secular infection of the post-post-modern mind is beyond virulent and oozing pus wherever one looks” …. (

~ ALL PUBLIC DISPLAYS of Christianity Could End with Italian Crucifix Ruling: Legal Expert …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ WAS NIETZSCHE Pious? Dionysian faith …. (christianitytoday)

~ BABIES START learning their mother’s language in the womb …. (crunchycon)

~ THE UNTIED KINGDOM— Imposing Secularism in State Schools Isn’t Religious Neutrality, but Religious Persecution …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ MILITANT Homosexualist terrorism sees Montreal Catholics back down …. (

~ GOLDWAG: I Was A Teenaged Straussian …. (boingboing)

~ AL MOHLER— NewsNote: Falling Fertility Makes for Happy Economists? …. (albertmohler)

~ DAVID MILLS— Don’t Be Dismayed by Overdone Devotions …. (

~ MESSIANIC Marxism …. (

~ USEFUL IDIOCY IN ROBES— Revisionism from the Religious Left – by Mark D. Tooley: The religious Left misremembers the Berlin Wall’s fall …. (frontpagemag)

~ CONSERVATIVE BARBIE— On Carrie Prejean being kicked out of that pageant …. (

~ VATICAN conference on ETs …. (boingboing)

~ FAITH AND the Berlin wall’s fall …. (

~ THERE’S A QUOTA for That: Tucson schools determine to fix minority discipline rates …. (

~ THE RAINBOW JACKBOOT— Catholic Parish Cancels Series About Homosexuality in Face of Homosexualist Pressure …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ GOVERNMENT-RUN health care: Ireland cancels scheduled surgeries “to cut costs” …. (winteryknight)

~ THE CIRCUS— Why is Canada Changing Its Flu Vaccine Policy?; Thought experiment: A deadly influenza is sweeping the globe. Who should be vaccinated first? …. (canadafreepress, shotgun)

~ AL MOHLER NewsNote: Moral Clarity and the Fall of the Wall …. (albertmohler)


~ KILL KILL KILL— Doctors voice concerns over DPP’s assisted suicide policy; Euthanasia Would Hurt Doctors: We must consider the damage to medicine if physicians are allowed to kill …. (anglican-mainstream,

~ DIOGENES— “I suppose it’s only a matter of time before the Thought Police finally catch up with Amherst Professor Hadley Arkes and drag him off to his dungeon” …. (

~ DEATH – Russian Mafia Style: Our gangsters are much too boring to do this …. (godscopybook)

~ BACK TOTHE GOOD OL’ DAYS of Paganism? …. (firstthings)

~ NIGHT-NIGHT: Sleep tight… Toronto is suffering an infestation of bed bugs …. (dailybayonet)


~ BREATH OF THE BEAST— Heros and Civilization …. (

~ NO APOLOGIES ON The “n”-word, the “f”-word and the “w”-word: Click here to check out the latest NoApologies video report on “The ‘n’-word, the ‘f’-word and the ‘w’-word,” the modern Third Commandment …. (

~ SCUMBAGS VANDALIZE the Fredericton cenotaph, and the socialist wankers of the Fredericton Peace Coalition refer to this despicable destruction of a memorial honouring our veterans as “insignificant.”– That’s; Good news– Fredericton rallies around vandalized cenotaph …. (

~ BILL WHITTLE shares footage of his trip to Guantanamo Bay in his salute to America’s soldiers on Veterans Day …. (


~ EXTINGUISHING Christianity one bit at a time …. (vladtepesblog)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— Florence Nightingale must be turning in her grave …. (spectator)

~ VERY SCARY Vancouver cops accede to… B.C. Civil Liberties Association… “Yeah, you’re right, screw it… we can just shoot people.” …. (

~ GATES OF VIENNA— Fjordman: The Legend of the Middle Ages, by Baron Bodissey; What Makes Gates of Vienna Different; Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/10/2009 …. (

~ SHHHHH! The Propaganda War and HIV Prevention: Which HIV prevention programs are truly saving lives in Africa? …. (firstthings)

~ RECENT Father Raymond J. de Souza– He’s No Queen Mother …. (

~ A VETERANS Tribute and Remembrance; Remembering Dieppe… and a preacher from Coburg …. (canadafreepress)

~ LINK VIA MARK MERCER— Sex-ed is part of an equal education …. (ottawacitizen)

~ SCARY BIG BROTHER watch: US DOJ asked news site for visitors list …. (

~ BELIEVING in climate change: Gaia worship, not science …. (

~ GASEOUS Greedy Gaia Gobbles Greenhouse Gas …. (dailybayonet)

~ Y2KYOTO: “For socialists, not just the wealth, but the guilt, must be redistributed” …. (SDA)

~ DAILY BAYONET— Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Nov. 12th 2009 …. (dailybayonet)

~ WHERE WOULD WE BE Without the Onion? “Alternate-Universe Sci-Fi Channel Show Asks What Would Happen If Germany Lost War” …. (


“It was fascinating to see Barack Obama warning us not to leap to conclusions about the killings at Fort Hood, Texas — after the way he leaped to conclusions over the arrest of Henry Louis Gates, when he knew less about the facts than we already know about the massacre at Fort Hood.”

~ Macadamia ~

~ PROPS FOR THE O?– “President Obama’s brief speech at the memorial service for the victims of the Fort Hood massacre is by far the best speech that has ever been written for him. As a work of presidential rhetoric, it’s as solid as they come and should be used as a model for speechwriting”; Unreal… Obama On Hasan: He May Have ‘Cracked’ From ‘Stress’ …. (FT, gatewaypundit)

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “They didn’t have to die: There is a bitter irony to Veteran’s Day coming hard on the heels of the memorial to the soldiers murdered at Fort Hood–one that is no doubt lost on the hopeful “healer” at the helm” …. (scaramouche)

~ WHO SAID WHAT-NOW?!? Congressman doesn’t want White House burning Fort Hood terrorism evidence …. (

~ A FIFTH COLUMNIST, by Presidential appointment? …. (melaniephillips)

Michael Coren – Berlin Wall & Obama

~ A PARTIAL Lexicon of Current Political Speech …. (americanthinker)

~ HOEKSTRA Requests Preservation Order for Intel on Fort Hood as Obama Administration is Withholds Information on Islamic Terrorist Attack; Pamela Geller, American Thinker: It Isn’t Political Correctness, It’s Shariah …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ SCARAMOUCHE ON THE O— Blah blah blah: This one–a jaunty Beatles number–goes out to the POTUS with the gift of gab and not a whit of common sense about the jihad …. (scaramouche)

In case you thought no one predicted the economic crisis

~ DELIBERATE BLINDNESS— Obama seems unable or unwilling to recognize who the enemy is with respect to the shooter at Fort Hood …. (vladtepesblog)

~ IDIOTIC OBAMA REFUSES PUBLIC PHOTO-OPS with Netanyahu. One of several signs of major rift between the two leaders …. (therealbarackobama)

~ CAROLINE GLICK— An upside of the Obama presidency; Missing George W. Bush …. ()

~ AMERICA’S European Welfare Queens …. (

~ ZZZZZZZ— Overexposure sinks the swoon: A scribbler in the New York Times–yes, the New York Times–admits that inspirational speechifying that used to wow ‘em now elicits yawns …. (scaramouche)

~ A SAD DAY FOR COMMIES… White House Mao Supporter Steps Down From Top Post …. (gatewaypundit)

~ SCARAMOUCHE NOTES— Obama’s treachery reaches new heights (i.e. plumbs new depths): The hopeychanging “healer” has appointed a gent who’s been working as a lobbyist for Iran to head the State Department’s Iran section …. (scaramouche)

~ VIA MALKIN— Oh my: Federal judge finds Christian license plates unconstitutional …. (

~ DEEPENING LAYERS OF CRIMINALITY— Deeply disturbing evidence has surfaced that a cover-up may be underway, protecting ACORN from prosecution for misbehavior in California …. (americanthinker)

~ RABID DEPARTURE— Obama’s Attack Dog Bows Out – by Jacob Laksin: Outgoing White House communications director Anita Dunn will leave behind a troubled legacy …. (frontpagemag)

~ THE OBAMI’S human-rights policy, even many liberals would concede, has been dismal …. (commentarymagazine)

~ AARP UBER ALLES! America’s socialist seniors group under spotlight …. (

~ ABORTION BACKERS meet political reality: Will Saletan notes a pretty savage irony in the House health care bill fight …. (crunchycon)

~ A PREVIEW of Obama’s Future Speeches …. (canadafreepress)

~ CITIGROUP Executive Pulls Out of Sham ACORN Panel Under Pressure …. (


“We’d be better off confronting that Islamist enemy, than spraying perfume after each fatal strike.”

~ David Warren ~

~ REMEMBERING JIHAD 1.1— The Jihad against Zoroastrian Persians of Iran, Baluchistan and Afghanistan (634 to 651) …. (


~ THE MOTOONS Have a Publisher. Riots to Follow …. (

~ THE BACKSTORY— Major Muslim Hasan’s Emails to Devout Imam were Seeking “spiritual and religious guidance.” “Had we launched an investigation of Hasan we’d have been crucified.” …. (atlasshrugs2000)

~ RUSH LIMBAUGH on the heartbreak of Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder …. (via sda)

~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— Spot the difference …. (melaniephillips)

~ KATE @ SDA— “Five questions on the Army and the Fort Hood shooter” …. (SDA)

~ JIHADWATCH— Army tried to correct Fort Hood jihadist’s misunderstanding of Islam, A Religion of Peace™; Seattle Times adopts Sharia: “Do not slander Islam after Fort Hood“; “It may be advantageous for Muslims to work in these [Infidel] armies so as to learn their secrets“; Senator Graham: “Let’s don’t accuse people of basically giving him a pass cause he’s a Muslim, ’cause I don’t think there’s any evidence of that.”; “We are at war, whether we like it or not, with Islamic heretics who argue that their own beliefs supersede traditional Islamic law“; Raymond Ibrahim: Islamist Perfidy and Western Naivety: Which Is More Lethal?; Backlash in California: Muslim at mall kiosk tears crucifix from shopper’s neck, shouts “Allah is power” …. (

Something Wonderful: “So You Want to Boycott Israel?”

~ UBER-VICTIM! How to Move Up the Liberal Hierarchy of Needy… murder 14 unarmed people!; For most progressives, the maintenance of their world view requires creating mental maps of life that often have little to do with reality …. (

~ MILLIONS OF U.S. MUSLIMS SLAUGHTERED IN RIOTS— CNN: ‘Right wing’ may generate backlash against Muslims. Claims ’some already reaching conclusions’ on motivation of Fort Hood shooter …. (RBO)

~ TERRIBLY PUZZLING Cries For Help: A Brief History …. (SDA)

~ THE ART OF DENIAL: David Horowitz tries to account for the Leftists’ surreal denial of the jihad (which I would note is along the lines of the Marcel Duchamp painting of a pipe with the caption “This is not a pipe.”) …. (scaramouche)

ceci n'est pas une pipe magritte

~ VERY GOOD IDEAS— Foreigners to get 100,000 kroner incentive to leave Denmark. Immigrants who can’t or won’t integrate into Danish society will get a bonus if they return home …. (

~ PJTV EXCLUSIVE: Blogger Exposes How Iran Arms Terrorists in Iraq & Gaza …. (

~ HOTAIR.COM— More jihadist ties to Hasan?; Sources: Pentagon worker investigated Hasan last year, found nothing amiss …. (

~ GET RELIGION— After Fort Hood: When Muslims disagree; Nidal Hasan: ‘orthodox’ or extemist? …. (getreligion)

~ SILENCE! Film about Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s life halted by Kenyan Muslims …. (internationalfreepresssociety)

~ FEDS HAD OUT $888,000 to Chicago public schools to teach Arabic language …. (winteryknight)

~ FRESH RBO— Klein: Does Hasan’s Muslim garb tie him to al-Qaida?…. (RBO)

~ OTHER PC definitions of “Allahu Akbar”: A brief selection: …. (walker)

* Allah loves you.
* Allah’s last name is “Akbar”.
* Would you like to come to our mosque for an interfaith feast featuring tasty samosas?
* Save the whales.
* Don’t forget to take your vitamins. They can help boost your immune system.

~ THE MIGHTY DAVID WARREN— Fort Hood: “For a person with old-fashioned values, and an old-fashioned sense of English word meanings, the reports of the Fort Hood massacre were almost as provoking as what happened there. In the larger view of things, they may be more consequential” …. (davidwarrenonline)

~ FEEL THE STUPID— A real game-changer–in more ways than one: A Toronto Star story about creeping sharia that doesn’t realize it’s about creeping sharia but thinks it’s about promoting “tolerance” and “inclusiveness,” a crucial Canadian value, has this unintentionally ironic header–“Sports hijab aims to be a game-changer” …. (scaramouche)

~ BETRAYING OUR OWN CULTURE and Civilization, by Baron Bodissey: “Our Flemish correspondent VH has translated an article about the collaboration of the film director Barrie Osborne and Yusuf Al Qaradawi” …. (

~ BOSTOM— Which Muslims Share Nidal Hasan’s Vision of Islam?; Confronting Nidal Malik Hassan’s Erstwhile “Martyrdom” …. (

~ SCARAMOUCHE— “What would we do without the Geneva Conventions?: Having trouble getting an H1N1 shot? Fed up lining up for hours, only to be told that there’s no vaccine left? In that case, you may want to consider flying to Afghanistan and pretending to be a Taliban P.O.W.” …. (scaramouche)

~ GATES OF VIENNAEnraged Muslims Are at it Again …. (

~ ONLY BY FIRE is Fascism Finished …. (americandigest)

~ HAS POLITICAL CORRECTNESS made the FBI impotent against real terrorist threats? …. (winteryknight)

~ ISLAMIC MURDER IN VIRGINIA— Remembering That Tingle Between the Shoulder Blades …. (

~ ASK YOURSELF: “If Maj. Hasan were a devout Christian, and had screamed “Jesus is Lord!” as he pulled the triggers with both hands, would we be worried about a possible backlash against innocent Presbyterians?” …. (

Michael Coren – Fort Hood terrorist attack – part 1

~ 1 ~ 2 ~

~ PONDERING Hasan’s Motives – by Dennis Prager; Report: Ft. Hood Jihadist Nidal Hasan May Have Wired Money to Pakistan …. (frontpagemag, Wz)

~ FORT HOOD, Terrorism, Appeasement, and the Media; Obama Not Forthcoming with Fort Hood Massacre Information …. (anglican-mainstream)

~ REPORT EXPOSES FORCD CONVERSIONS of Christian Women in Egypt …. (christianpost)

~ PEACE-LOVING & TOLERANT Muslim behind first accredited Islamic college in U.S. says OK for Muslims to attack Ft Bragg …. (creepingsharia)

~ AN AMERICAN MADNESS— “Can it really be that anybody seriously believed a career Army psychiatrist would deal with the “stress” of his own deployment to a war he opposes by opening fire and shooting 43 people? Evidently, the answer is yes” …. (

~ MARK SHEA— Foolish Philosophers, Logs, and Eyes …. (

~ HYPOTHETICAL ATROCITIES AND HYPOTHETICAL VICTIMS: Psychological Displacement and the Fierce Urge to Be Politically Correct …. (

Muslims take over Paris streets every Friday

~ BREAKING PROMISES and Betraying an Ally at the U.N. …. (americanthinker)

~ PAEDO-SHARIA in Kansas City: man arrested in Islamic marriage to 14-year old …. (creepingsharia)

~ LIBTARD FORMER CELEBRITY Montel Williams Claims Ft. Hood Terror Attack Could Lead to Muslim Internment Camps …. (weaselzippers)

~ AZ HONOUR-KILLING victim tried to get restraining order …. (creepingsharia)

~ HOW MUSLIM PIRACY Changed the World …. (

~ MUST-READ NEFA: Ft. Hood Cleric Awlaki Urged Muslims to “Fight Against Government Armies” in July ’09; Afghan Taliban Celebrate Massacre at Ft. Hood; Who Is the Imam Consulted by the Ft. Hood Assassin? …. (counterterrorismblog)

~ A CANADIAN SOLUTION to gender inequality in Islam …. (vladtepesblog)

~ SWEDISTAN: Politician says Islamization greatest external threat; Sweden: Teens sign up for Somali jihad at taxpayer funded youth center …. (creepingsharia)


~ AMERICAN THINKER— Saudi role in radicalizing US soldiers …. (americanthinker)

~ CANADIAN Muslim gets jail time for threatening honour crime …. (vladtepesblog)


~ MELANIE PHILLIPS— Iran caught red-handed, Britain yawns …. (melaniephillips)

~ PJTV NEWS— Fort Hood Fable: Media Persists in Painting Jihadist Killer as Victim …. (

~ UTTER CRAZY-EVIL: NYC Mayor Bloomberg Meets With Radical Cleric and Unindicted Co-Conspirator in 1993 WTC Bombing …. (weaselzippers)

~ STRATFOR: The Hasan and Fort Hood case …. (vladtepesblog)


~ ATLANTA-AREA mayor to sell personal land for mosque – shrine to Islamic warrior? …. (creepingsharia)

~ ABC NEWS: Nidal Hasan & Followers of Islam Are the Real Victims (Video) …. (gatewaypundit)

~ A PROFILE of Major Nidal Malik Hasan; Guns Don’t Kill People, Islamofascists Do! …. (canadafreepress)

Pat Robertson on Islam as “not a religion”

One thought on “Steynian 397

  1. Mark,

    Muslims always talk about Islamophobia. What do you think of “Westernophobia”, Muslims’ fear of Western civilization?

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