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~ ITEM: 10 Facts About The Arab Enslavement Of Black People Not Taught In Schools
~ ITEM: BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT RETURNS TO DOUBLE WHITE RATE UNDER OBAMA
~ ITEM: Barack Obama Endorses Black Genocide by Supporting Abortion
~ ITEM: Black America: Stop The Insanity!
~ ITEM: Runaway Slave (documentary)
~ YOU MAY FREELY ignore all that follows.. after all, I’m merely a non-Harvard educated white male cisgendered Canadian elf. As a white male of my species, I’m no doubt a patriarchy racist sexism, and one of the micro-causes of endless micro-aggressions.
Still and all– the other day, in the face of the black-run Baltimore #Negrogeddon, POTUS & constitutional expert Chocolate Jesus gets his fine half-white Harvarded self up to the big podium and has the grumpy-faced cojones to mumble “Jim Crow… Slavery.. Christianity” as the cause of it all. Now, I’m not a noted constitutionalist and smartest man ever like the Emperor of Obamistan, but still– what are they teaching at schools these days?
How do we explain this? Surely all of his constitutional law professors did not neglect to mention a very few facts?
Such as– the agricultural and Democratic SOUTH was largely in favour of slavery? That there was a whole set of Lincoln-Douglas Republican/ Democrat slavery debates, a.k.a. “The Great Debates Of 1858“, in which the Republicans sought to prevent slavery spreading Westward into new territories (like Missouri)?
I believe Harvard may have a liberry or two, and in said book repositories may even repose a book or fifty on the matter. But.. what do I know?
That the aforementioned Jim Crow Laws (1890-1965) of racial segregation were Southern Laws, beloved of Democrats, following on older laws of the same type? No? Nobody at Harvard ever pointed this out to you, sir? Not once, in passing, even in a single wee footnote?
Nor that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 repealing all Jim Crow Legislation was voted in via largely Republican votes (80% vs. Dem 63%, despite ex-KKK member Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia (D), who personally filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for 14 straight hours to keep it from passage)? That the KKK was a Democratic-backed mob, that the Democrats largely backed the Dred Scott Decision, and that the Republican-supported NRA taught black (mostly Republican) men how to shoot, to defend themselves from lynchers and mobs. But– what do I know?
Oh, and Mr. Obama, I’m worried that the following may cause a blood-vessel in your head to pop– so read this slowly, pausing for breath– but black slavery (and white slavery, and virtual Pakistani & Filipino slavery) is not illegal in 2015 in many Muslim countries, and was only officially de-legalized in Saudi in the 1960s.
Worse? OK. Age-old Islamic slavery also contributed to the slaves bought and sold to America back in the day, and to the sales of human castration equipment. Nice slag there on blaming Christianity for slavery and Baltimore, Mr. President, Sir– but you clearly can’t or won’t history very good.
Now, I’ve neither been to ivy-covered Harvard, nor have I secretly funded anybody to the tune of $1 million in tuition and stuffs to go there (like someone did for former foreign student Mr. Barry Soetero), but if this is the quality of the education resulting, I think Harvard (and her profs) owes somebody a big apology, and a generous partial refund, along with curriculum reform. And POTUS may need some serious & supervised remedial reading.
Still, it’s no surprise. Holy Chocolate Jesus is not any friend of his faithful 13 million 97% for him voters, or the 317 million others, either. In fact, blacks have in some ways had it even worse under “The First Mulatto President” Obama.
Oh no, I didn’t. Yep.
I>> Black youth and general black unemployment has skyrocketed and soared ever higher into double-digits since Obama’s coronation, and not once has he spoken to or made any serious policies, executive orders, or whatever to help them. Double the white rate?.. thanks for the votes, bitches. And that’s on top of the economic fails of this misadministration.
I>> Black abortion is still in the high 30% of total U.S. abortions (it used to be 40%+). This is a racist black genocide, a la Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood-founding racist extraordinaire.
Dead black babies? In heaps? No word or shame or effort from Partial Birth Barry & his friends at the Planned Parenthood death mills. You wear this in your time, Obama. That green thing is the buck which stopped in front of you, boss-man.
I>> Nor have the disastrous effects of the welfare state on black families been addressed by this president. But his $100 mill vaycays are really great, thanks y’all.. and the 2-3 billion in same since 2008 was just lying around anyway, and could not have helped poverty or education or a new Presidential Fund For Education or anything.
I>> The Shiny New Jim Crow, run by the police and cash-for-prisoners jail companies (COUGH attention, Marco Rubio COUGH), assure that any young black men who do survive the womb and largely fatherless (72%) homes and inferior black schools don’t get any help or support to better themselves, they get overcrowded jail-time galore. Keep dem darkies under control. Obama? Silence.
On top of this, whilst tax-gouging the multi-coloured middle class, the establishment and Obama have continued to support long-term FED RESERVE™ stimulus money-magicking, which– while it keeps the well-holed U.S.S. Titanic afloat a little longer– actually devalues the spending-power of each dollar via inflation (shrinking money). Everybody is stolen from, especially the non-rich.
I>> Taxation hits the middle class, but devalued dollars (inflation) means that marginal wages buy even less every year. So, there’s less food on the table, less for the poor all ’round, including American black people & families. The 2013 dollar was only a $0.63 dollar, compared to 1985– and actual 2008-2015 inflation in some sectors of the economy is ( shhhhhh! ) upwards of %15. Your dollar is even less, now.
I>> Then again, since race-baiter Obama and his minions Holder & Sharpton happily threw gasoline and TNT onto the racial fires of Trayvon, and Ferguson, and Baltimore (yay, burning black-owned homes and businesses! a victory for race equality!), all this black death and misery and poverty and gun violence is actually quite useful, in a revolutionary Alinskyite sense, isn’t it?
Because– and Binky has been saying this on and on since 2007, as this blog can attest– Obama and Soros and Jarrett and Holder and
Herr Goebbels Sharpton and Boehner and all the other human toothaches, malcontents, and race-card players in the Republicrat party really don’t care about anybody, or justice, or black Americans, because you have to smash a few millions of eggs to make a Utopian omelette, and the fewer blacks at the end of it, the better.
Obama isn’t opposed to black slavery– he wants to enslave everybody in his New Omerica.
Am I racist? Yup, because every human ever born is one. But not everyone is [cue evil music] Racist™ in the U.S. Demopublican sense.
I was partly raised in 1960s Montreal, as much as my uber-liberal mother could make it so, to be somewhat colour-blind. My first kinder-crush was Michelle, a dark beauty whom I serenaded (bilingually, back then) with the Beatles song therefore named. Weird little passionate elf, I was.
Michelle, ma belle
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble
Très bien ensemble.
My second pre-school crush was a half-black girl named Kimberley, daughter of family friends in an (gasp!) inter-racial marriage. Hubba.
My Hawaiian born & bred Grandma Jean was so full of the Portugee that in the Summer, she was much darker than Obama now is, and in the Winter, was a medium dark roast coffee with milk. ‘Coloured’? Nah. Grammaaaa!
But… DEEP SIGH.. what do I know, compared to Obama the Great and Powerful, the last word in education, leadership, and compassion?
Stupid racist elf. ~
~ ITEM: “There is no Pravda in Izvestia, and there is no Izvestia in Pravda”
~ ITEM: THE VORTEX: MICHAEL COREN
~ ITEM: Binky On Canadian Anglican Innovations 1985-2004, And Beyond
~ ITEM: Binks, Steynian 477– “Why Not, Exactly? Discuss..”
~ POPE MICHAEL I has joined the Anglican Church of Canada. Yay him, he says.
Sadly, I’d suggest that Michael Coren’s new religious bedfellows may not jibe with some of his past declared positions on free speech, Islam, radical feminism, and intellectual and religious freedom– not within institutional Anglicanism.
Unless his Anglicanism amounts to a cherry-picked fantasy land of what he chooses to do and think, as opposed to the full story. Can’t speak to that.
(1) A REBEL! Michael loved him some Sun News TV, as a platform to speak outside and above the mainstream dino-news and the lockstep media-message of our chattering classes. He will thus be theoretically not pleased to learn that official Anglican news out of Toronto, New York, and London is mostly to real journalism what Soviet-era newspapers Pravda (“Truth”) & Isvestia (“News”) were to truth in news. Or as the old joke had it:
“There is no Pravda in Izvestia, and there is no Izvestia in Pravda” or in English “There is no truth in News, and there is no news in Truth.”
Who says? The former Anglican Drudge Report guy says, me, Binks WebElf. I knew this world inside out, was attacked and threatened by Canadian & American official Anglican propaganda organs– even though everybody read me, because I reported EVERYTHING, and promptly, not months later and whitewashed or distorted or lied-about. Primates, Archbishops and Bishops, clergy and lay-people world-wide read CaNN (Classical Anglican Net News), because.. News. Facts. TImely information.
(2) ONE THINK! Whatever the position the Canadian Establishment/ chattering classes hold, is reflected back to them by the Anglican Church of Canada. It’s nice architecture, pretty robes, sometimes smells and bells, but generally filled with CBC/ NDP content.
Mr. Coren considers himself a controversialist, provocateur, edgy guy. Careful, Mike. Toronto Anglicanism only likes Left Wing institutionalist positions. So as long as you keep your incorrect opinions hidden, or advocate for the correcthink, you will fit in. Anything else, and they will begin to treat you like you bathe in rotten fish guts.
Sure, they like you now because it’s a rare score for a dying, mostly irrelevant and soulless church, a hollow zombie form of itself, full of sound and fury and signifying socialism. But don’t dare criticise modern Canadian Anglicanism, however factually or justly or softly, because you will get stiff-armed at tea-time, bro. Shut down, shut up, sidelined, sniffed-at.. “Not Quite The Thing”.
And don’t you dare like the old Anglican Prayerbook too much. Those guys are batshite nucking futs crazies. Extremist. Subversive. Rebel scum. Not following the Direction The Church Is Moving In. Fish guts.
(2) THE BRAINING! Do you like to brain a lot, Michael? You know, be a well-read, thoughtful, non knee-jerk kinda guy? I do.
Canadian Anglicanism is now mostly a one-themed political party, and the formerly old strong sectors of evangelicalism and middle church and high church have all melted into a politically correct multiculti crayon-puddle of liberal pseudo-Catholicism.
Polite intolerant soft totalitarians. Trust me.
It starts at the clergy-selection stage, these days– anybody who does not think the current (and future to-be-named later) positions of upper management are leaned on, or jettisoned. Not sure about lady ministers? New liturgy? Feminism in robes? Incoherent theology? Speaking up about militant Islam? Ever-changing hymns and worship? Attention-seeking heretical clergy and bishops going off undisciplined? Gay is not quite the thing? Not willing to bully your parishioners into the latest innovation? Not willing to march lock-step with your diocesan and national church offices? It’s the secret trap door in the floor for you, would-be clergy!
I mean, the Bible is nice, and all, but don’t get carried away, type thing. God and Jesus, yes, but the exciting Diocesan sub-committees are where the Holy Spirit speaks authoritatively.
There’s just no “There”, there, Michael. And the current church you just joined is very anti-intellectual, unless you are a clever apologist word-monkey for the way things are at the moment. A word-whore propagandist.
(3) YAY TEH GHEY! You like the gay thing. Peachy.
You’ll also be wildly amused to know that under the initiative of the former soft-communist primate “Red” Ted Scott, and as ratified by a later General Synod, that theoretically and canonically, the Anglican Church of Canada has very few rules about who can now boink whom. In the old marriage service of the classical Prayer Book, the age-old rules of consanguinity (blood-relations/ incest) say who can and can’t marry. Those laws in turn reflected the Bible, and 1500 years of Christian practice and canon law, arising from Jewish law & practice. These ancient laws were dumped in the early 2000s, all because [ sound the trumpets! ] some Anglicans at a meeting said so. Isn’t arbitrary power funsies?
So, technically, if you are a Canadian Anglican, you are able to get married to your cousins, your step-children, your aunts and uncles, your nieces and nephews, even your grandparents. That the current Canadian law does not honour your chosen unions– why, that’s just bigotry and injustice. Yay incest!
(4) POPESES, PRECIOUSSS! You now have no Pope, Michael. And unlike in England, you don’t even have the Queen, House Of Lords, or Parliament to order and control your church, its leaders, or laws.
Behold indeed a plethora of mini-Popes in charge of mini-Vaticans, from the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Anglican Primates, The Canadian Primate, the church bureaucrats, busy-body liturgists, your local bishops, your deans and regional deans and archdeacons and local clergy. Lots and lots of popes. Oh, and lay-popes– bossy lay people who like to give God, their minister, and others a piece of their mind about everything. On top of that, you now have no court of final resort, or body of doctrine, agreed-on sacraments, view of the Scriptures, authoritative catechism, or anything so rigid and intolerant as that.
It’s a jelly-fish, Michael– and you will be subject to the changes and chances of a spineless yet bullying institution, the vain winds of false doctrine, endless novelty and experimentation on you and your soul, depending on the whims of various levels of mini-Popes above you.
(5) GTFO. And if you question–especially if stand and speak up for what Anglicanism seems to actually mean– you will be invited to leave.. which is partly why there are so many Anglican split-off ( or ‘continuing’) churches, for the ones who could not be tolerated by officialdom. Your bishop may even sue the pants off you and your congregation, because tolerance.
Don’t get me wrong– there are some great people in the Anglican Church, even some first-class clergy and bishops– but most of them are that way because they buck the official sewer-tide, brain good, and take the resultant snubbing and attacks, and not because the church likes them that way, or made them that way. The growing parts of the Anglican Church are in the 3rd world, and unlike Michael Coren or the smug & all-but-bankrupt Anglican Church of Canada, these Anglican Christians cheerfully and resolutely uphold Biblical morality, despite much bullying, contempt, and interference from rich progressivist Western Anglicans.
Welcome to the People’s Socialist Soviet Church of Anglican, Canuckistan, comrade. You buttered your bread, now lie in it. ~
“[T]he right to criticize other people’s religions or systems of belief is a two way street. He is certainly entitled to criticize mine; but I am equally entitled to criticize his. Surely no one should need reminding of that.”
~ Prof. Robert P. George ~
~ ITEM: ‘I felt a hypocrite': Author Michael Coren on why he left the Catholic Church for Anglicanism
~ ITEM: Coren, 2014– I was wrong
~ ITEM: Homosexual Extremism Defined and Exposed
~ ITEM: Dear Michael Coren: A ‘Gay’ Catholic Responds (AUDIO)
~ ITEM: Robert P. George: Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom Cannot Coexist
~ ITEM: Michael Coren Flops Again, this Time Joining the Anglican Church… what group will he join next?
~ ITEM: Michael Coren, Crypto-Anglican becomes Anglican
~ SO.. CANADIAN talking-head and one-time Sun-TV commentator Michael Coren has loudly and gracelessly left the Roman Catholic Church, choosing instead the waffling, numerically dying, and (officially) militantly progressive Anglican Church of Canada. So… those Titanic deck chairs– they comfy?
This, he says, all because
it’s for the children he hearts teh gays.
Well, some gays. Sadly, and exactly like the Toronto-centric Anglican Crutch of Canadia, Mr. Coren is only paying attention to the noisiest and most institutionally aggressive segment of the homosexual movement, and choosing to ignore, slight, and pretend that any other position towards gay people or about gay people simply cannot and does not exist.
I’m talking about friends and colleagues of mine, namely the former gay, celibate gay, and non-leftist gay communities. They are not unicorns, but they are a true– and ignored, mocked, and maligned– minority.
At Angrycan General Synods in 2004 and 2007 (big national meeting thing), some very courageous ex-gays and celibate gays politely wrote a letter and tried to speak up and represent that the gay community itself was not monolithic, and nor should the “Same-Sex Marriage Or Bust” bandwagon be the only ones acknowledged, or heard by Canadian Anglicans. The aggressively polite establishment in robes would have none of it, or them.
You know, cuz if you ever dare oppose teh gay, you are Westboro Baptists, and have the dumb. And probably a case of the evils.
To add churchly jackboot to injury, by voting down a 2007 motion to recognize them, the Anglican
Mafia Church gave a big thermonuclear “F*ck You!” to actual ‘listening’, dialogue’, and the all-important ‘diversity & inclusiveness’ so dear to the hearts of true leftard bullies social justice warriors everywhere.
Thus, our noble talking head Michael Coren is joining a church which knee-jerkily excludes, deliberately discriminates against, and nastily ignores the actual voices of actual Anglicans (and other all Christians, and God & Jesus) who actually have something important to say which may go against the all-holy Spirit Of The Age and the gay ‘born that way’ fascism which dominates all discussions in the media and culture– but Michael just doesn’t want to hear that, any more than he wanted to hear many of those same brave people from within the Roman Catholic Church itself.
So, Michael: to avoid personal ‘hypocrisy’, you secretly left Catholicism to publicly join a hypocritical
political cult denomination which doesn’t even want to know it’s being terribly hypocritical– a kind of Double Super-Secret Hyper-Hypocrisy.
Ironically, sometime freespeecher Coren, in the great culture-war of our times over religious freedom and free speech, has just aligned himself with the silencers, the bullies, the speech-code brigade and their collaborationist religious sympathizers and minions within the Anglican and United Church of Canada. That they are Anglican, and so very polite and orderly and dignified about it, just means there’s a velvet glove on the steel claw.
Well done, then. Stick that in your culturally fashionable moral grandstanding, sir, and smoke it. I’m sure God is well-pleased.
Social Justice Warriorism– churchy or otherwise– isn’t actually about facts, people, reality, consequences, and details. It’s a morality tale, about some people being better than the stupid and/ or evil ones, who dare disagree with The Message. The SJWs are better than. More gooder. Righteous, even. So shut up, they explained. Capital “H” Hypocrisy with huge fecking bells on.
La la la, I Can’t Hear You So You Don’t Exist is no more admirable than shouting down, insulting, social media blocking, and misrepresenting a reasonable opposition to same-sex marriage. Yes, Michael, that’s you— and you did precisely that to me and a round dozen of people trying to ask you questions and to clarify your position on FaceBook a while back.
So ex-evangelical, ex-Roman Catholic, and likely some day ex-Anglican Michael Coren can go ahead and cheerfully dislocate his shoulder by vigorous back-patting himself, but reality– and people– ain’t so simple. ~
P.S. Michael, just FYI, for converts/ reverts/ deverts/ steeple-chasers it is considered Very Bad Form to go about slagging your previous ecclesiastical home. Give it 2-3 years, then comment, mmkay?
P.P.S. It’s also kinda skeezy to go about as a Very Public Popish– speaking and writing and getting money and bylines and attention for same– whilst secretly going to Anglican services for over a year. You buttered your bread, now lie in it, saith Teh Binks.
Via FaceBook, by Prof. Robert P. George:
I have had a series of rather sharp exchanges on Twitter this evening with Michael Coren. I had praised him on Facebook for having the integrity to leave the Catholic Church when he decided he could not believe her teachings. At the same time, I noted that the particular type of Anglican church he was likely joining was among those now on on the path to the third form of “atheism” identified by Plato in his great work *The Laws*. (I explained that “atheism” there does not mean denial of the *existence* of a deity or deities.) Mr. Coren, who freely criticized the Catholic Church upon leaving it, seems to be offended that I would equally freely criticize liberal Anglicanism. But the right to criticize other people’s religions or systems of belief is a two way street. He is certainly entitled to criticize mine; but I am equally entitled to criticize his. Surely no one should need reminding of that.
I should note, by the way, that most Anglicans in the world are definitely NOT on the path to Plato’s third form of “atheism.” On the contrary, their conception of God is the morally demanding God of the Bible. Their teachings on marriage and sexual morality are fully in line with the biblical and natural law understandings. That is true, I believe, in all the places where Anglicanism is growing, rather than declining, and especially in the places where it is growing fastest. Perhaps I should note that liberal Catholicism is in no better shape than liberal Anglicanism (theologically and in terms of growth). The same is true, I believe, for the liberal Protestant churches.
Via FaceBook, by Hilary White:
Yeah, I’ve been thinking of apostatizing and joining the other side of the War, denouncing Christ and His holy Church, joining the chorus of hate against it and claiming victim status.
I mean, srsly, imagine the payback! Big fat media contracts, appearances on Oprah. Book deals. A reality show all my own! Woot!
But, having listened to the pathetic notorious self-promoter Michael Coren making an idiot of himself doing this, I find I don’t have the stomach for it.
But hey, good on him for being willing to look like a completely disingenuous and calculating moral huckster and shill for the left… for money and notoriety.
I tip my hat. I really do.
Via FaceBook, by Gerry Hunter
You never hear of the Courage Apostolate in the media, because it falsely, and it seems deliberately, presents an organization called Dignity as being a Catholic organization of people with same sex attraction. The media ignores, and now Coren has ignored and slighted, the members of this apostolate, and have chosen to have no part of something that moved Dr. Jeffrey Satinover, a physician and therapist with extensive historic experience with same-sex attraction, to write:
“I have been extraordinarily fortunate to have met many people who have emerged from the gay life. When I see the personal difficulties they have squarely faced, the sheer courage they have displayed not only in facing these difficulties but also in confronting a culture that uses every possible means to deny the validity of their values, goals, and experiences, I truly stand back in wonder… It is these people –former homosexuals and those who are still struggling, all across America and aboard –who stand for me as a model of everything good and possible in a world that takes the human heart, and the God of that heart, seriously. In my various explorations within the worlds of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychiatry, I have simply never before seen such profound healing.”
Catholic teaching concerning the virtue of Chastity is the same for everyone, no exceptions. And the healing available to everyone who placed their lives under Christ, and embraces, with his help, that virtue, is also the same for everyone. The names of the SSA organizations around map out an interesting route Coren has followed. He has abandoned Courage. He has sought a false Dignity by moving to an organization that promotes a false and deceptive Integrity. Meantime, in full accord with Dr. Satinover’s observation, the Courage Apostolate remains one of the finest fruits of Catholic faith in struggle and action, with Mr. Coren’s de facto denial of their existence not diminishing that one iota.
~ ITEM: Birmingham Becomes One of First 6 Test Cities for Obama’s Federal Policing
~ 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?
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.
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.
~ DEEP SIGH— OK, so there’s the “let’s be clear” thing lurking here. I do not ‘believe’ in, say, Darwinian evolution, because life is way complicated, and I think it has to do with DNA, bacteria, junk DNA, radiation, climate, environment, and lots and lots of factors. Nice neat (and smugly Victorian & progressive) charts of an upward-tending line of critters, where the connection between them is “and then, Evolution” are bad sciencing. Plus, snobbery, because we are at the end of the line– the highest, so far.
So with the theory of ‘survival of the fittest’. That ends up justifying eugenics and destructive social policies, and it doesn’t even account for the fossil record, or what we observe in nature. If I took you back to the Jurassic and asked you who was ‘fittest’, you’d probably put your money on the dinosaurs, and not the tiny hairy rat-things running between their feet. The same 100 000 years ago: sabre-tooth cats seemed pretty damn fittest.
However, I’m not sure if “doesn’t believe in evolution” means that the critic thinks as I do, or if it means “young earth creationist”. Such reacting to Darwinism creationism is a pseudo-religious, pseudo-scientific position blending the worst of both positions, and is a bizarre attitude towards evidence and what is. Giving free points to obnoxious public materialists like Nye and Tyson or the “brains trust” at the horrible old CBC is just plain stupid.
The Hebrews were not Greeks, asking ‘How?’– they wanted to know Why, Who, and What It Meant. Thus, the creation accounts are *true*, without being a science textbook. Modern people are blind to many of these important distinctions.
Equally, for the Bible, God is not a distant figure who winds stuff up and lets it go with no further influence, but the very breath and existence and change and life-principle inherent in all living things. “Creation” is not a past moment, but a present activity: God makes his creatures make themselves. Chew on that, repeat, ponder.
If you read what MP Lunney actually said, he’s right: science deals with theories, probabilities, experiments, data, and not in doctrinaire ‘facts’. The “Public Truth Squads” and their media mouthpieces cannot understand what he is saying, because materialist bigotry. Lunney:
“Any scientist who declares that the theory of evolution is a fact has already abandoned the foundations of science. For science establishes fact through the study of things observable and reproducible. Since origins can neither be reproduced nor observed, they remain the realm of hypothesis,” he said then.
“The evolutionist may disagree, but neither can produce Darwin as a witness to prove his point. The evolutionist may genuinely see his ancestor in a monkey, but many modern scientists interpret the same evidence in favour of creation and a Creator.”
Thus, evolution– however imagined in the popular mind– is a giant pile of ever-evolving theories supposedly subject to “what when where how” study, and not rather religious-sounding “man came from monkeys” statements. Of course, when you add the implicit ‘…and therefore there is no God” to the evolution package, you can see why many materialists will defend evolution to the last drop of blood.
By the bye, Mr. Lunney, re: “see his ancestor in a monkey”– our genetic ancestors were not chimps or apes, but probably more like lemurs; or to put it another way, modern simians and modern humans share a far-distant ancestor somewhere before both.
If you want, I can explain more.
~ SOME THINGS are right there, but you can’t see them until you back away. Possibly, WAY away.
I think of the strange circular lake in northern Quebec. 60 miles across, 215 million years old, this was right there in front of people’s noses. Then, look again. A very very big deal.
Or again, the popular tourist destination in Wyoming, with geysers and springs, burbling mud-spouts, and steaming waters. All very scenic and natural… for the mouth of a supervolcano. Distant hills ringing the park are actually the edges of a former caldera.
The current mouth of the Yellowstone volcano caldera is tens of miles wide, and tens of miles across 30 x 50 miles, in fact. When it goes off again, the U.S. will be buried in ash, and the world climate will go in the freezer. In the map below, the purple line rings what will blow up next time. A supervolcano is not one volcano, but a dozen rolled into one. Some scientists speculate that a supervolcanic eruption 75 000 years ago nearly wiped out the human race.
Yellowstone– so big, nobody saw it at first. Now, look again.
There are a variety of things like this which we cannot or will not see in our world. The following is a small list of big items.
That is, we humans have made messes of ourselves as big as a supervolcano, or meteor-strike, if we but dared to look at the evidence and facts and what is staring us in the face every day.
There are none so blind as those who will not see. There are none so contemptible as those who see, but will not shout or fight or spread the news.
Cheer up. Things are going to get much, much worse. ~
~ THERE IS a pernicious and stupid idea in parts of the West, that if we say so– in some meeting or parliament or committee– that it becomes so. Any pooling of ignorance will find and make things true, because committee.
Like one ‘Bully-Free’ school my kids attended, where the bullies roamed free, because.. there were no bullies. There was a school policy, you must understand. I took my kids to martial arts classes, and the imaginary bullying they were experiencing stopped almost immediately– I informed the principal that if the kids had to defend themselves, I would back them up if they were in the right 100%; if there was in fact ‘No Bullying’, then my kids were doing their part to get in shape.
The other great part about the ‘bully free’ school?– the victim got blamed for bringing up any bullying to school officials. Lose-lose, and little sociopaths can do as they want.
We have a larger version of this special kind of stupid rampant in church and society. We need some sort of rules to conform to or rebel against, so if we will not consult divine law and 2 millennia of Romano-Christian law and custom, then we have to make sh*t up as we go along, but enforce it as if it was the old kind of lawful just authority. Hence, speech codes, enforced celebrating of every kind of chosen sexual behaviour; and in the progressivized church, committee rules and endless newfangled concoctions imposed as mandatory policy– until the next group of rights-screamers or innovators come along.
One day, we all will be dead. Coming to the Judgement Seat of Christ, we cannot hope to plead “Well you see, Lord, we had a number meetings about all that stuff, and decided all the judgment-y bits of the Bible weren’t relevant. After all, we were duly elected. We have our rights.”
That is, if we stick to the idea that we can manufacture truth and goodness out of our own wills & self-assertion, we will have actually chosen sit on eternal time-wasting committees with no coffee breaks, in the warmish place where everybody thinks they are always right, and if that God-fella thinks otherwise, too bad for him. We send ourselves to hell.
To our wayward hearts which seek freedom and enslavement and not to choose, we are confronted with reality– His service IS perfect freedom; He IS the Way, the Truth, and the Life. There is no other way to partake of eternal life than to receive it from God, by seeking his will, obeying his commands, and washing in his blood. ~
~ ITEM: My Life at Sun News: Ezra Levant’s original television producer regrets nothing
~ ITEM: Fight back against politically-correct extremism and support Andrew Lawton
~ ITEM: Demise of Sun News Network narrows field of debate: Toronto Star Editorial; CBC: CRTC rejects Sun News bid for mandatory cable spot
~ ITEM: Another take– “This Isn’t a Defeat; It’s an Opportunity“
Byline – The Demise of Sun News. What happened to Sun News? Brian Lilley reacts to the station’s closure on the day it happened.
~ REMEMBER: I’m a trifling nothing. A mere amateur. A rank layman, news-wise (no doubt, according to the genii who study at Ryerson Journalism with The Non-Ph.D. “doctor” John Miller .. he certainly had no use for me when we were at a conference together in Halifax).
Somehow, despite no Miller-approved cred, or the blinding wisdom from above dispensed in programs like his and others across Canada, yet somehow I still managed to create & run the Anglican version of the Drudge Report from 1998-2007, on a tiny budget (unlike the competition, Canadian Anglican News Service, Episcopal News Service, and London Anglican News Service = $5-6 million a year, and 20+ staff).
That’s one little elf with no training, and with one guy helping me for a couple of years with the nerdy-stuff, taking on the bigs, and whipping them, news-wise. Even the Anglican wreckers & progressives and leadership used to check me daily, to see what was being said about them, and to get timely news from all points of view, not ‘managed & massaged messages’ from the Anglican equivalents of the old Soviet-era Pravda or Isvestia propaganda services.
The bad guys are dancing, and lining up behind velvet ropes to take their turns pissing on the grave of Sun News TV.
Binks Translate-O-Tron: The corrupt, incestuous, blinkered, vain, intolerant media elite and their Trudeaupia-era CRTC corruptocrat conflict-of-interest bullies at the CRTC have spoken: more like Brian Williams and Anna Maria Tremonti, less like Brian Lilley and Ezra Levant. Because being hard-left IS moderate: there are no questions to which we will not be told what to think by the sockpuppets of CBC & CTV, echoing CNN, MSNBC, and other infotainment sewer pipes. And the Canadian leftards in the slavish one-side only commentariat said ‘Amen!’
Some now argue that SUN-TV was a small-time operation because of the relatively lowish number of viewers. This is erroneous 1980s thinking, because of the power and news-force of social media. ONE news report with proper reporting, actual balance, and facts not to be found in the dino-media can quickly spread around the world on blogs, FaceBook, Twitter, and e-mail. Decision-makers as well as old-type newsies and ordinary folks benefit, act, discuss.
Moreover, SUN-TV itself kept a lively 21st-century-style link with bloggerdom, the Web, and rising stories of actual interest, without the delay, filtering, and– well– stinking lies and misrepresentation of the facts and meaning of the news as we see on CBC, CTV, and related outfits. That’s partly why the CBC-CRTC-CTV coalition had to kill the competition by hook or by crook. Truth spread quickly buggers up the establishment, and causes restless sheeps.
Sadly, we have 1980s media-monopoly idiots making decisions about their competition, and ideological enemies. Also, you need money to run a flagship TV outfit, and low numbers (partly thanks to the CRTC itself, and dirty backroom games by the media powers that be).
Canada just lost several tons of public-media grey matter. Can’t be having relevant news going up fast with useful commentary and truth-seeking spoiling the media picnic. News leads to braining which leads to thinking about stuff, and holding people accountable. Can’t have that, so it’s back to the 70s in 21st century Canada.
Oh, and if you ‘conservative’ cable-people didn’t bother to subscribe, you own some of this, too.
So saith Teh
~ ITEM: Neil Postman quotes on Amusing Ourselves To Death
~ WILL IT BE SO? I don’t know, but I dearly hope so.
God knows all things. Unlike all the lost libraries of ancient history, destroyed by fire, mindlessness, warfare, the decline of the surrounding societies, I hope the endless libraries and museums of heaven reveal all things.
I have a special sorrow and anger towards book-burners and library-torchers. To those who would erase truth and goodness and the efforts to know and grow in truth, beauty, and goodness represented in literature. Nazis, Islamic armies, the Golden Horde, whoever– may God give me grace to want to forgive such truly and deeply evil people and their actions.
Imagine walking the glowing stacks of living golden books, extending high and wide and far.
What could you read about? What books pass on to friends and others to enjoy? The events of the Bible as they happened? The places, faces, and people of the Old & New Testament? The wonders & beauties of the universe? Atlantis? Prehistoric civilizations? Aliens? The pyramids in their original glory? The lost books of Aristotle, Sophocles? All the amazing creatures that ever lived on every world? History as it was? All the songs about the martyrs, known and unknown?
There is so much that is lost by the death of living witnesses, societies, libraries, art, and architecture. There is more danger in the loss of interest in books, in the learning, pondering, marking, inwardly digesting which has helped build & preserve society since forever.
Technology, twinkling lights, factoid rich ignorance in which literature is shrugged off is more of a threat to all of us that the attempts by our elites to dumb us down and hide the truth of the past & present. Neil Postman comments & warns:
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we desire will ruin us.
Civilizations decline & die for many and various reasons: that our western success in technology, irrelevant pop culture, and stupiding ‘educational systems’ might in fact iceberg our own Titanic would be a very sad tale for future societies to reflect upon. We have been warned.
I hope that the completeness and culmination of all things which will be the eternal progress into God which is heaven includes a remembrance of all things in their truth. The Libraries Of Heaven.
If not that, then something so much better. ~
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