This: A Warning To Canada

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~ MY BELOVED Canada has been– longer than the Trudeaus, but sped up by them both– in a long slow fall away from our founding principles, towards every excess, bad idea, and anti-Christian notion on the books.

This sermon is a lovely thunderbolt of warning to awaken, fight, and work with God to stand on guard, keep our land glorious and free. Or fall.

The following is via  and his sermon blog. +

Thus saith,

Teh Binks



 

SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2018

No Upbeat Homily for Canada Day

Canada Day only falls on Sunday once every seven years. That’s an opportunity for an upbeat homily about our beautiful country and our many blessings. But not this year—because we need to take a look at some things that are happening in Canada and what they mean for Christians.

I know you’d rather hear a homily celebrating Canada than criticizing it; so would I. But a friend sent me a quotation this week attributed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who was not only America’s best preacher but a 20th century prophet. When I read it, I knew I couldn’t deliver a feel-good sermon today.

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Long quotations don’t make good homilies, but I’m asking you to listen carefully to these prophetic words:

Humanity in a crisis is generally insensitive to the gravity of the times in which it lives.

Men do not want to believe their own times are wicked, partly because they have no standard outside of themselves by which to measure their times. If there is no fixed concept of justice, how shall men know it is violated?

Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen.

I don’t think one Canadian in ten thinks we have a problem in this country. And I do think that most of those who recognize the destructive processes at work are people of faith.

But even men and women of faith often fail to understand the heights from which Canadian society has tumbled, because our fall from Christian morality has happened in slow motion—not from one cause but from many.
We could analyze numerous social shifts that are opposed to Gospel values—for that matter, opposed to the values shared by most major religions—but I want to point out three of the most recent.

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The first, of course, is euthanasia. Disguised by the Orwellian name “Medical Assistance in Dying,” the legalization of assisted suicide threatens the vulnerable, draws health care workers in to a moral snare, and creates an entirely false idea of compassion. It should not be necessary to remind people at Sunday Mass that assisted suicide can never be the right choice, but our first reading puts it simply: “God does not delight in the death of the living.”

Life is a good in and of itself— God “created all things so that they might exist.” All life is precious; its value is not measured by the so-called “quality of life” or anything of that sort.

We were created for eternity, and it is in eternity that the quality of life will more than compensate for the struggles some people encounter at the end of their life on earth.

Before turning to the second social shift—I should really call these legal shifts—I want to give you another reason for this somber homily on what should be a joyful day. The reason is simply this: law-abiding people, people like us, tend to think that if something’s legal is must be right. Law not only reflects social values, it creates them.

Archbishop Carney once told me that chicken wasn’t subject to meat rationing during the Second World War. As a result, Catholics—who were not allowed to eat meat on Friday—started to eat chicken, since if the government said it wasn’t meat, it must be true.

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The second shift is the redefinition of tolerance. Canadians pride themselves on tolerance. American comedians on the late-night shows make jokes about how nice we are. But my dictionary says that to tolerate means “to allow the existence or occurrence of something, without interference.”

The courts have redefined tolerance in numerous decisions interfering with the freedom of people of faith. The most recent may be the most serious: the Supreme Court of Canada has effectively allowed the legal profession to be closed to graduates of a law school where students must commit to live according to the moral norms that were once universally held by all Christians. In the words of the two dissenting judges, the Court has turned the protective shield of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms into a sword.

And there’s not much doubt which group of Canadians that sword will slash.

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The third source of sadness on this Canada Day may surprise you, since it’s hardly as grave as the euthanasia or Trinity Western decisions. But as I told you, I’m focusing on the most recent social shifts, and this one’s also current—the court-ordered legalization of marijuana, now enshrined in law.

Just last week, the Canadian bishops issued a statement reminding Catholics of the harm that will flow from increased marijuana use. They cite the Canadian Medical Association, the Canadian Psychiatric Association, and the Canadian Paediatric Society as pointing out how “the use of cannabis is linked to addictions, depression, anxiety, psychosis, damage to brain development, and lung problems such as asthma and emphysema.”

Although I didn’t use marijuana, I grew up hearing that it was not addictive. That was a lie or at least a huge mistake in terms of what we know now. The bishops rely on modern science and the modern understanding of addictions when they say marijuana “is an addictive substance that will have disastrous effects” for many people.

There was a time when a Canadian who didn’t break the law would be following God’s law in most matters. Sadly, tragically, that time has passed. Only the Creator’s law can guide us now to the good life, and to the righteousness that leads to life eternal.

It is truer than ever that

“Only those who live by faith really know what is happening in the world; the great masses without faith are unconscious of the destructive processes going on because they have lost the vision of the heights from which they have fallen.”

So on this Canada Day, let’s not only pray for the nation, but lift up our eyes to the lofty vision of creation and the human person that is our heritage as Canadians and Christians.

Posted by Msgr. Gregory Smith



 

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Mother Canada weeps for her children, and their future.

 

 

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Hawai’i: That Sinking Feeling

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~ I HEAR THAT Hawai’i is a lovely place– my entire extended family (except me & She-Binks, and my departed Mother), and even my kids have been. Yes, it’s part of my family heritage. Not sure what or how many identity points that wins me. Pretty sure it makes me better than most of you, so there.

My Great-Grandparents Rose & Ben moved there at some point, and that’s where they brought up their kids, including my paternal Grandmother Jean. She was always brown as a nut, even after living in Canada for decades, as were her siblings back on the Islands. Currently, I have uncles, aunts, and cousins there.

So you’ll understand my concern watching the present volcanic doings of Kilauea, on the south-south east of The Big island. It’s big doings, and we’re small in comparison.

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The Place To Be!

The Islands are a verdant garden paradise– from the 1900s onwards, they became a large part of American popular culture, music, sports, art.. and military-political manipulation, and an destination as a tropical paradise for tourists & residents.

Yet there’s a big serpent in this paradise. For Hawai’i the Island is still actively growing, building, expanding, and making new land. Kilauea is a very active shield volcano, geologically speaking.  The many blessings of Hawai’i come from its geological origins.

The newest volcano in the chain already exists, only under water on The Big Island’s flank: The Lōihi Seamount, almost due south of Kilauea. It’s growing, and is already only 975 m (3,199 ft) below the surface, and towers 3000 m (10,000 ft) over the ocean bottom.

But the possibilities are worse than eruptions, or underwater volcanoes.

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Earlier This May.

So, The Very Bad News?

What possibility? A giant landslide, and mega-tsunami. It’s not a matter of if, but when, at least in geological terms.  No kidding.

An article from Berkeley has been making the rounds, and I learnt about the ‘Hilina Slump’ area near the Kilauea crater. Turns out that in the past, this area has shed giant parings of land down the side of the Hawai’ian seamount. You can even see them on Google Earth.

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Former slumps, just offshore.

Such Volcanic activity is not just dangerous because of lava, volcanic fog, ash-fall,  earthquakes, sulfuric acid fog lava haze, widespread destruction– but also potential catastrophic slumps of land & resulting 1000-foot high tsunamis. All this has probably been going on ever since this hot-spot has been making islands all across the Pacific Ocean.

The other day, after a 6.9 earthquake, The Hilina Slump moved over 2 FEET in a day. Yeah.

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On top of this, Kilauea is a potentially very dangerous volcano itself, capable of very severe eruptions, even though the volcanoes Mauna Loa & Mauna Kea tower high over it much more impressively to the North & North West.

Sadly, despite the many evacuees, it is said by some that Hawai’is governor is in the pocket of BigHotel, and has been downplaying the danger, alerts, and evacuation orders, even though many thousands are in direct danger of being affected in the next few days and weeks. Likewise, government agencies are downplaying the risks. You know, cuz tourism is the most important thing. COFF

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So say a prayer for Hawai’i, it’s residents, and everybody anywhere near it should the worst come to be. As it is, living near active volcanoes can be pretty unpleasant: this current activity is severe, and I hope and pray it doesn’t get worse– or much much worse. ~

Thus Saith

Teh Binks

 

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Poor Kilauea volcano probably just wants a hug.

 

 

 

The Telling Of Tall Tales

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~ ITEM: Top German Journalist Admits Mainstream Media Is Completely Fake: “We All Lie For The CIA”

~ ITEM: MARK STEYN on Muslim immigration, climate change and more

~ ITEM: The CIA & MSM: 50 Facts the world needs to know; plus, DARPA is Using Mind Control Techniques to Manipulate Social Media

~ ITEM: Air Force research: How to use social media to control people like drones. New “Containment control” model looks at how groups of influencers can manipulate people

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~ IF YOU RECALL nothing else of this article, then only this: your governments & government-pandering mainstream media are mostly liars and/or puppets, news-“massagers” censors, and concealment artists. It’s been that way for generations.

“Ooooo.. Shocking, Binks: so tell us something we don’t know, elf-boy.”

OK, but that means it’s really up to concerned people around the world to do their own research, listen and learn, trust but verify, fact-check and reserve judgment– and above all, not to all go running off in one direction like a starving dog after a gobbet of bloody meat every time the media tells us to, or the powers that be try to distract us.

Some Big Questions

As yourself– is this ALL the current news? The FULL story? What are we NOT being told, or, what is being mistold? Is this current issue a false big deal, or only a small part of the truth versus other more important things which are being covered up or backpaged?

How is online social media manipulated to pull our attention here and there, or to cover things up which are otherwise in plain view? FaceBook & Twitter & MicroSoft are not your special buddies.

A Suggestion

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L33t haxxor Granny gets into a CIA database: “They want us to actually believe all this crap, do they?”

For those who are on a disability, unemployed, or retired, this is a special opportunity to redeem the time. Learn up on news-finding, fact-checking, and puzzle-assembly. As the TV show The X-Files said, “The Truth Is Out There”… and no, I’m not directing you to alien / Nazi moonbases, or werewolves amongst us.

I’d also warn that some rabbit-holes have no bottom, and you don’t want to waste all your time on clock-killing topics. Be warned.

Point? Binks? Hello-o-o!?

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Do NOT trust, only VERIFY.

Wondering why German leader Angela Merkel has been bald-facedly lying about the massive invasion into that country of not of 800 000, or 1 million, but it is now revealed 1.5 million random people, some small proportion of whom might be actual refugees from the American-led terror-collaborating rape of Syria, and others pro-terror or terrorist Muslims.

Meanwhile, stricken GERMANY USES WATER CANNONS On Its Own People For Protesting Migrant Rapes. Yes, this is much normal, very OK, so awesomes! I wrote about the Cologne New Year’s Rape-Fest not long ago: Look! A Real Rape Culture! Here? Imagine.

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Here’s part of the hidden truth of this mess– the fraudulent current “Refugee Crisis” is a stage-managed deliberate policy. It is also a form of 4th Generation warfare, in which mass immigration is another way of conquest, crushing nationalism and localism in favour of globalism. And to crack down on Jihad at home with more “Peace And Security” soft-fascism. It’s a twofer: using Jihadis to beat ourselves over the head, and ginning up “useful crises”.

In this or related news, curious Canadians will get NO straight answers from Ottawa, CTV or CBC, or the well-meaning in our society, who jump on every handy bandwagon and tell anybody with doubts that they are mean, racist, bigoted, and hateful. Just take that of granted, and look to decent alternative media.

The Phony ‘Migrant’ ‘Crisis’

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What then? Research. Ask around. First question: “Is This True?” Go YouTube & Internets wander asking “Cui bono?” (“Who benefits?”). Watch out for hardcore loonys.

People who are interested in the actual story of this cooked-up ‘refugee’ crisis? The following links at least break the mono-story, and the grip of the mainstream media in your head, and help you to ask and think and see through the spin. Don’t settle for the spoon-fed answers. Try these:

Syrian Girl Blows The Lid Off The Refugee Crisis

And this:

Top Russian Writer Nikolai Starikov Explains Who Is Behind Europe’s Refugee Crisis

Plus This:

#RefugeeCrisis: What The Media Is Hiding, Help #SyrianRefugees Go Home

Also this:

Refugee Myth Exposed: Proof They Are Mostly Men and Not from Syria

Iraqis posing as Syrians. Hm. Didn’t see that on CNN.

Passports? Actual verifiable IDs? Further, DAESH/ ISIL/ ISIS has promised 4000 new ‘migrant/ refugee’ terrorists in Europe via the flood of ‘refugees’– more Brussels, more Paris, more Charlie Hebdos. This is a self-inflicted wound, and the elites don’t care if the peasants get hurt: they have master-plans afoot.

I’m not saying these alternative commentators are The Truth, and all other or offical news is not. Trust, But Verify.

The Reals, Please!

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Oh look– actual persecuted and suffering Syrian Christians! Quick, somebody tell Justin Trudeau and his funny socks!

And as I’ve said before: let in Christians and other persecuted groups first; then the most needy. Many European countries are beginning to get it.

However, military-aged Muslim men of no specific address? Back of the line, because they may want to import terror, sharia, mosques, and slow demographic conquest into the dying West, and they’re willing to wait decades to do it. “Refugees”? Plain-clothed paramilitaries, maybe? And most not from Syria, but Iraq. That is, mostly FAKE refugees.

Yes, we made this problem by Western warmongering, wrecking other countries, and not having children– but importing our own conquerers just makes it all so much worse. As I said in this recent piece, we must adjust our minds to this new kind of warfare, where everybody is on the front line, and war is everywhere.

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I hate to say it, but whether through gross naiveté, guile, committed globalism or whatever else, radical Pope Francis’ demand that all MUST open their hearts and homes to these Who-Know-What-Exactly (or else be terrible God-hating fake Christians) is the very definition of Trojan Horsery, and civilizational suicide. This is not the same as hiding Jews in the attic from the Nazis.

Indeed, Pope Magical Thinker Happy Unicorns apparently even attributes some kind of magical powers to the.. ‘migrants’. And, it appears, that even European dirt is super-magical, and will change all newcomers from people brought up in tyrannical sharia-run Muslim icky countries into regular 21st century soft-socialist Europeasants. Ri-i-ight.

That Other Pope, The Elf

In this matter, Ye Not-Pope Binks III doth hereby decree, promulgate, and officially state and mutter– Trust, but Verify. Be WILLING to love & care for & help ACTUAL refugees, when and if they are proven to be so. “Be as wise as serpents, but as gentle as doves”, said Jesus.

When. And. If.

The Real Thing, Only

My Dad was raised in Scotland, so technically on that side, I’m a first generation Canadian, the son and grandson of immigrants through Halifax’s Pier 21, someone who has committed myself to the life, society, well-being and future of this welcoming land of Canada.

Until we have the full story, and real immigrants, let’s stay informed, trust but verify, speak out and educate, and don’t pretend or think you live in a world where very much actually is as is made to appear. Even evil people knew that. ~

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So Saith

Teh Binks

How Much Worse?

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~ ITEM: Belgium Fears Nuclear Plants Are Vulnerable; plans in the works– Brussels attacks bombers DID plan to attack nuclear power plant; plus, Jihadis filmed 12 hours of footage of power chief’s home amid kidnap plan

~ ITEM: Belgian nuclear plant guard shot dead amid fears Isis wants to build ‘dirty bomb’

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~ IT VERY MUCH APPEARS that the Belgian airport bombers wanted radioactive material for a dirty bomb, or even (possibly) to cause a Chernobyl-style meltdown at a Belgian reactor complex only an hour’s drive South-East from Brussels.

Observant officials got suspicious, so the terrorists scattered, and ran with the airport plan, but it also looks like they had inside help at the nuclear plant. Police found the surveillance video of the nuclear plant on a raid of one of the terrorist’s flats.

Just For Example

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It wouldn’t take much for terrorists to wreak untold havoc, say, in London – with just basic explosives and some nuclear waste. Such is the gruesome reality of the dirty bomb. It’s a non-nuclear bomb which invisibly spreads deadly radioactive particles over everything nearby, via wind and explosive forces. Says the BBC:

“It would wreak panic in built-up areas, see large areas contaminated and closed off and result in long-term illnesses such as cancer, caused by the dispersed radioactive material attacking living cells.”

Cancer and radiation poisoning are the longer-term (days and months) effects– shorter term, utter panic & chaos, people fleeing the region, refugee problems, looting, opportunistic violence and Jihad, overwhelmed emergency and medical services, local martial law, and contaminated parts of the city cordoned off for months, even years, until remediation and reconstruction could take place.

Multiply By..  1000?

Of course, setting off an entire reactor into a nuclear melt down is a horror and disaster of Biblical proportions. Whole regions, thousands of square miles, could become unlivable, and radioactively quarantined for decades, like Chernobyl, or the exclusion zone around Fukushima. The wind currents of the atmosphere carry the fallout from there, all over the local regions, then around the world.

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What A Meltdown Looks Like

Just how many opportunities exist for such demonic mass-slaughter schemes by radicalized terrorists, for either dirty bombs or melt-downs? Wait for it.

“As of February 2016 there are a total of 185 nuclear power plant units with an installed  electric net capacity of 162,507 MWe in operation in Europe.” 

The Jihadi-hated United States?

There are 61 commercially operating nuclear power plants with 99 nuclear reactors in 30 states in the United States. Thirty-five of these plants have two or more reactors.

And many many many more all around the industrial world. Even worse, the internets is still innocently, carelessly, and naïvely full of immense amounts of potentially dangerous and revealing information about many such matters. I won’t link to any of it, but it’s all out there for the evil-minded and malevolent web-surfer.

And no, dear authorities, I’m not a terrorist. I’m trying to be one of the good guys in this war, mmmkay?

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Time To Wake Up

In a mostly peaceful, old-fashioned warfare world, you can have nuclear plants for power generation all over the place, because the battlefront is usually far away. This is no longer that world. Welcome to the skin-crawlingly unpredictable world of asymmetrical guerrilla warfare, where no matter how evil or murderous or unthinkable your plan, you’ll do it for ‘the cause’.

Even this. And something nuclear-related almost took place in Belgium just last week, only if the authorities been less vigilant.

Get Busy, Folks

Let’s write to our elected officials, local and regional governments, and make sure that all our reactors around the world– big, small, research/ university, whatever– are all properly manned, supervised, securely protected, and kept safe from inside or exterior ideological threats, given just how horrible the alternative could be.

Also, consider being radiologically prepped (Google or YouTube search it), especially if you live near, or downwind of a nuclear plant. ~

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Radioactively mutated daisies, found near nuclear disaster area of Fukushima, 2015.

So warneth,

The Binks

High Crime and Misty Manners?

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~ LIKE IT OR NOT, O Great White North, as goes the U.S. so goes Canada. Obama is a radical  wrecker– and our Trudeau was elected with Obamanian tactics, Soros backing, and American help– he will also be a radical wrecker. Dirty tactics ahoy!

The recent sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia also likely means more progressivism for the states, and thus Canada. That’s aside from all the extreme irregularities surrounding Scalia’s death, and the ever-changing story around the circumstances of death (several versions so far).

Is It A Botch?

It’s a very basic principle: Not Only Must Justice Must Be Done, Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done. So declared Gordon Hewart, 1st Viscount Hewart, Lord Chief Justice of England. If not, suspicion of foul play, incompetence, conspiracy, or anything can reasonably arise, and not easily be settled again.

That’s partly why JFK’s murder is still being discussed and investigated 52 years later: lots of irregularities, loss of chain of evidence & custody of the body, conflicting reports from the autopsy, destroyed or sealed records, and doctored pictures– too many unanswered questions which remain valid now. It was a giant flaming 5-alarm botch.

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Back to Scalia. Irregularities happen. Officials can be sloppy. Gotcha….

However, with important figures whose handy demise (and replacement) could change the entire course of a nation’s legal, moral, political, and cultural future? Best to be suspicious (Not Only Must Justice Must Be Done, Justice Must Be Seen To Be Done).. and if I were, say, Donald Trump or Justice Clarence Thomas, or a major critic of Obama or Clinton, I’d make sure my soul was right with God, and keep an eye out for mysterious strangers in Black SUVs, and any ‘coincidences’ or strange ‘accidents’ or odd happenings.

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What Are You, Paranoid, Or Crazy, Or Something? Nothing To See Here.

Four Basic Points

(1) I know a little about this area. Heck, anybody who’s ever watched a half-accurate TV police show knows something about this area.

My Dad & Granddad were Canadian Medical Examiners and full Pathologists, and both taught at the nearby medical school. If you die outside the care of a doctor, the ordinary rules in Canada and the U.S. with an unusual or unexplained  death is to AUTOMATICALLY conduct a full autopsy.

That means autopsy plus all the toxicology, and battery of other lab tests and legit questions (Time of death? Cause of death? Blood evidence? Physical evidence? Foul play? Natural causes? Undetermined? Pillow over head? Not?). This includes NOT DISTURBING THE SCENE OF DEATH, and then police/ sherriff/ RCMP/ FBI gathering any possible evidence from the scene of death.

Period, full stop- -and no weird super-judge behaviour allowed– or just guessing. Next:

(b) Not only was the bare minimum usual procedure not followed for this famous important man, but he was quickly embalmed (i.e., potential blood & tissue evidence was effectively erased) at a Texas funeral home, instead of his remains being flown under FBI or other guard to Virginia or DC or one of the big U.S. medical centres (the guards preserve the chain of evidence, and custody of the body). This sort of failure & incompetence usually gets lots of people fired.. and it looks hella suspicious. Next:

(iii) Second, in line with proper procedure, you literally cannot legally and medically declare a cause of death without the pathologist/ ME declaring it so, after proper investigation. Judges, Marshalls, or Sherrifs cannot medically declare anything such, because the medicine was not done. First we heard Scalia died of heart attack, then it was natural causes (which natural causes, exactly?), next I suppose we’ll be blaming rabid unicorns, as the rumour mill spins up.

Even worse? The upcoming cremation of the Justice’s remains will prevent any awkward questions, even if it’s all on the up-and-up. Next:

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(4) Since the 1950s, America has had a quiet culture of plots, schemes, conspiracies, and quiet political assassination. Along with that, any time the Clintons have or get anywhere near power, inconvenient people helpfully vanish, commit bizarre ‘suicide’ (called ‘Arkencides’ when Bill was governor of Arkansas); they die in plane crashes and fires, and of ‘natural causes’ out of the blue. People die all the time, but not all deaths are in accord with nature, or God’s will, and so handy to silence problematic people who know things about the ruling couple. Next:

(e) Cui Bono? Who benefits? If this death is in fact suspicious (and watch for the lock-step media labelling proper procedures and questions as ‘conspiracy theories’). SorosInc. and Obama benefits— he can replace one, or several more, Supreme Court Justices with his unqualified and obedient sockpuppets.

Plus, for the outgoing President, he’s rid of a tireless and truth-telling critic, cheerfully defying Obama’s lawless agenda. Upcoming Supreme Court cases could shape the future on abortion, climate, race relations, the coal industry, upholding the U.S. Constitution versus activism & progressivism, and the legality of Obama’s regime.. and now that great dissenter is gone from the court.

Of course ClintonInc., and Bill & and Hillary (and her masters) likewise benefit from getting a pesky person out of the way, in case she can accidentally get elected Empress. Crocodile tears to ensue at his memorial.

Me? Could I B-b-be Next?

Here is the practical effect of so many in power not having the faith & courage which comes with belief Jesus (Scalia was a trad Catholic), a belief in big-T Truth (likewise), and in the great truth-telling and accounting of deeds & misdeeds at The Last Judgment. Instead?– compromise & cooperation with evil, and a convenient silence.

The establishment great and rich, fearing to lose their wealth and power and life, or family-members; or else being so deep in dirty business and secrets and dark deeds themselves (and knowing the consequences of coming clean) will choose life and silence, versus telling the very dangerous truth of things. The full truth will ultimately be told… but at least not now, when it could change things.

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Cui bono? If this is a deliberate crime, then the powerful scary people running the world benefit most, not least by Scalia’s fearless voice and vote being silenced, but also by providing by a big shiny unavoidable example of what happens if you get out of line, made blindingly clear to the big names in the American Establishment and any political dissenters, left and right, progressive or not, and to their families and friends.

You Could Be Next. Veeeery handy.

Finally, In Conclusions

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I genuinely hope, in the end, that this was just some embarrassing world-class clustermuck Keystone Kops screw-up, and that none of the reasonable suspicions surrounding this case have any basis in truth. Pink-slips and arrest-warrants should now fly, and a serious investigation of everything and everybody should start yesterday.

In any case, grab your popcorn: ITYS– this and the Supreme Court nomination during Obama’s remaining 11 months, possibly cementing a super-liberal court in place? Versus the squishy jerks of the Republican Establishment? It is to laugh.

This is going to be some mighty high drama for the next little while.

A great jurist and brave American is dead, cause unclear, and he has been silenced. We must speak, ask, and act on his behalf, until the truth of this story has become crystal-clear.

All while the America he loved and served declines into darkness, tyranny, and chaos. And s very petty classlessness.~

Antonin Gregory Scalia, 1936-2016

RIP

Rest Eternal Grant Unto (him), O Lord, and may light perpetual shine upon (him). Rest in peace. Amen.

History Is For Stupids

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~ ITEM: Birmingham Becomes One of First 6 Test Cities for Obama’s Federal Policing

~ ITEM: The path to tyranny: The Nazi Gestapo and the US police state

~ ITEM: FCC RULES DESIGNED TO STIFLE INTERNET POLITICAL SPEECH; FCC doc here

~ ITEM: Google– Nazi + police forces 

~ IT WAS JUST a little neatening up, jah?

In 1930s Germany, one of the first real power-grabs made by the Nazis was to take over all local and area police forces, and to unite them administratively under the Nazi party (including a new body, the Gestapo). Very quiet, but essential for social control from the top down. Nobody thought how it might possibly be later abused at that point, because Der Adolf was building roads and jobs and making people feel proud about Germany.

And so what if some of the noisier socialists, communists, newspaper editors and other rabbles ended up ‘under protection’ in the brand-new ‘concentration camps’? It was, as the law & Gestapo & Himmler & Goering promised, for their own protection. Yes, some of them may have disappeared or been mistreated, but accidents happen. Und why are you asking so many questions, exactly?

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Your papers, please.

So what? Local police are accountable to the actual laws, and real local people & communities– it’s probably this reality that has the lawless White House trying– as ever– to circumvent reality & good things. Newfangled “Federal Police” operating locally are under the direct control of the White House & Czars & radical bureaucrats. Hence, this is a return to lawless ‘political enforcement’, as created under every totalitarian police force and tyranny ever.

Are we really already doomed to repeat this? I do not blame reality-TV or our endless distraction with technology, but the people who choose to look away, and shrug, and hope it won’t get too bad.

Dogpile!

As with every other centralizing & totalist-type move made by the Obama Administration & those in the U.S. government and its agencies who seem to admire divide & conquer and obedient and quiet populations under control, such ‘Federal Local Police Forces’ are not only contradictory, but unnecessary. There are already local police, state police, and an ever-multiplying plethora of alphabet-soup Federal police forces in the American political system, post 1900. FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF, NSA, FFS, TSA on and on it goes.

This is political, and direct interference in local rights, state rights, and totally circumvents all the protections under law and custom which preserve American freedom and liberty under law. The law & its enforcers must not only be fair & legal, but be seen to be so. And frankly, this trend continues no matter which evil king or queen is on the White House throne.

But that is the point, isn’t it? America The Prison Camp? America the disarmed? America the utopian slave of the grey powers that be? America, that meekly bends the knee to force?

Prototypical USGestapo, anyone?

This will not end well.

~ Binks

Fury: Movie Review

~ ITEM: Fury (2014) – IMDb

~ ITEM: Fury: the real-life tank veteran; and Behind the Scenes, This Tank Expert Kept “Fury” Authentic

~ ITEM: Sherman vs. Tiger: The Real Tanks of Fury

~ ITEM: The Bovington Tank Museum, home of `Fury`, and a genuine German Tiger Tank

~ ITEM: Brad Pitt Helped Shia LaBeouf Convert to Christianity

9 out of 10 tiny elf hats.

~ FURY IS A great war movie; what was it like for the ordinary tanker, to be in the hell of war? This is not a backslap anti-war war movie; nor a rah-rah Saving Private Ryan. It is Hollywood, so you get a ‘rag-tag band of misfits’ headed up by Pitts’ scarred veteran Wardaddy,  and The Newcomer, to whom war is not only hell, but utterly unfamiliar, The Kid.

Binks & Wars

I have read hundreds of books about the wars, thought about the wars, built war models as a kid and listening to my Grandfather talk about the war. In terms of movies and series, I’ve watched 2001’s Band Of Brothers, the 2010 follow-up  The Pacific, and I’d say Fury gets all the details pretty much straight, and the realities of war– the chaos and exhaustion and sudden loss of friends and comrades in arms– bang on. Not only that, but the Germans are not cardboard cut-out extras, all teeth-gnashing and nasty Nazis.

The film is shot non-digitally with older-style detail, and a gritty palette of greens and browns and dingy grey. The representative but non-historical events depicted in the movie take place over one harrowing day, and depict the highs and lows of human nature in a time of conflict. Writer-Director David Ayers gets the balance right: these men are a small family of brothers, fighting under terrible conditions for a just cause. War Is Hell, even if you’re on the side of good.

Other Stuff & Things

Unlike the regrettable stylized and over-the-top Inglourious Basterds, Pitt is at his very best, without chewing any furniture, or copying other actors. Wardaddy has hidden depths, we learn, when near the end of the movie, ‘Bible’ (played by Shia LaBeouf) is quoting that book, and Wardaddy tells him what chapter and book it came from.

An interesting side-note to this movie is the very public collapse of Shia LaBeouf’s mental health over the past couple of years. During the training (3 months) and shooting (3 months) for the film, Brad Pitt took a broken and eccentric LaBeouf under his spiritual wing, and helped that fame-wrecked young man into something of a spiritual rebirth, and becoming a Christian. May God bless & keep him: Hollywood Is Hell, of a sort.

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MAKEUP!

Wheels For Reals!

The other amazing thing about this film is the presence of these huge machines lumbering around on the screen– they are characters on their own. Ayers depicts them as the tankers found them: part home, part weapon, part castle, part confining claustrophobic nightmare. ‘Fury’ herself is a genuine WW2 tank, as is the giant German Tiger-tank seen in the middle of the movie.

SPOILER– in the battle between  4 Shermans, and one Tiger, we see what British, Canadian, and American troops had to face, with mostly undergunned and underarmored tanks versus the over-engineered, well-gunned and rarer German machines. There is reason behind the German name for the nimble but weak Sherman: The Tommycooker, after a World War I era trench stove.

That restored Tiger 131, (a Panzerkampfwagen VI Tiger Ausf.E)— captured in Africa, and repainted and fitted out for this movie– is the only still fully operational one of its kind, kept in loving repair and operation by the minders at the Bovington Tank Museum in England. Well done, gentlemen!

Finally, In Conclusion

Fury is a grim and moving reminder that, as as Shakespeare has Marc Anthony say, standing over the slain Caesar, War. Is. Hell.

 A curse shall light upon the limbs of men;
Domestic fury and fierce civil strife
Shall cumber all the parts of Italy;
Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.

(Julius Caesar, 3.1.254-275)

This movie has a lot of realistic violence, and should not be seen by pre-teens or children.

~ Binks

It would be remiss of me to note that Binkling 1 (formerly known as Baby A) took his father to the movie last evening, and paid for everything from his own hard-sweated wages. Thank you, son.

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