~ AS THE RAIN pours showers of blessings on the Eastern part of this Royal Dominion, I cannot but give thanks for this land– though the last 50 years have been sub-optimal under the progressitopian Trudeau Cult.
Above all, in The Year Of Our Lord 2017, Christians in Canada need to pray for our country, for we have wandered into deep and deadly waters of life and death, sin and evil, and our elected officials and robed rulers wish to command that sweet is bitter and bitter is sweet.
This was founded as and is still a Christian land, founded on truth, faith, virtue, and Christian principles– we have no legal fiction of the separation of church and state, as if citizens could somehow divide themselves inwardly to ultimately serve God and Caesar both. Our due earthly obedience has proper limits, which we forget at our eternal peril.
Here we have no abiding city.. but the lines have fallen unto us in pleasant places; indeed, we have a beautiful inheritance (Ps. 16). Thank you, O Lord.
O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love thou dost in us command.
We see thee rising fair, dear land,
The True North, strong and free;
And stand on guard, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! O Canada!
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! We stand on guard for thee.
O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow,
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western Sea;
Thou land of hope for all who toil!
Thou True North, strong and free!
O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise,
To keep thee steadfast through the years,
From East to Western Sea.
Our own beloved native land,
Our True North, strong and free!
Ruler Supreme, Who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our dominion within Thy loving care.
Help us to find, O God, in Thee,
A lasting, rich reward,
As waiting for the Better Day
We ever stand on guard.
~ WOW, WHAT A FEW DAYS. Like going 100 miles an hour on fire on a bicycle riding backwards. An asteroid has just struck the heart of America. Fallout and suffering and death (can you say ‘Roe V. Wade’?) to continue for generations.
To Be Really Clear
If I did support ‘anything goes’ marriage, I would be embarrassed and offended that bullying, cheats, silencing, mocking, and other forms of abuse of process and people were being done by my side. Not in my name, clowns.
‘Neener neener!’ and end-zone dancing is bad sportsmanship. Making crap up out of nothing like inJustice Kennedy did is bad law. Taking people to court over legitimate conscience and freedom of speech and freedom of association is bad citizenship, and abuse of neighbour. Where is the dignity of difference?
Now, President ‘Or Else’ is telling dissenting Christians, Muslims, and Jews they’d better shape up and get onside ASAP, in your name. Nope, no threatening there, when the most powerful man in the country gets his antiChrist on and starts thinking he is speaking directly for Almighty God.
Whoa there, Binks– antiChrist? Well, I dunno if he’s THE, but he’s AN. That’s what you are doing when you effectively tell God to keep his nose out of things; or act or claim (in the name of sin and error) to be speaking directly for God. Leaving the actual God and his Church and his revelation and his Son to be an afterthought, or a political tool, and acting like the messiah himself? Evil. Dangerous, dangerous evil.
Besides, is that who you progressives want speaking for you, and in that way? Or is reality so simple that just a little dusting and clearing away the deadwood and utopia is here? As long as he gets us what we want, we’ll put up with him?
Really? Those tactics, in your name?
Evil Binks Is Still Evil
Back in my Anglican info-warrior days, I asked some of these same questions, and received no answer. Apparently, we live in darkening days of The Ends Justify Any Means, Hypocritically, some of those who in Nazi times would have worn pink triangles in Auschwitz now operate by the same lawless, heartless, smash it all down mentality of the Sturmtruppen and the SS, at least politically and religiously and legally speaking.
I’ve copied over some of my old comments onto a new page for ease of reading below. I genuinely hate to say it, but I told you so.
Unapologetic then, and I’m unapologetic now. Truth is truth is truth. TRUE love must tell it. Come and get me.
Cheer up, it’s going to get much, much worse, and at an accelerating speed.
Saith Teh Binks
Olden Times Binkery
NOTE: Visit original link for all weblinks, some of which (8 years later) are dead.
May 1, 2007, 1:08 pm The Rainbow Boot: Queer As Volk?
According to Godwin’s Law, when either Hitler or Nazis come up in a debate, the end of sane discussion is at hand. Oh well.
The more this observer sees of the crazy off-the-scale Left in church or society, the more it reminds me of the mindset and techniques of totalitarianism. Take the creeping assault on religious freedom in Canada and England, in the name of ‘ diversity’ or tolerance. Freedom of speech threatened without a second thought; religious freedom increasingly fenced in, so that morally traditional religious freedoms exist at the beck-and call of governments, tribunals, and the whim of the perpetually discontented. Even lives threatened. Such is the price of yet another heaven on earth.
Thinking All Fascistical
Now, if I were a fascist, and some fascistical event or development took place, I’d keep quiet, or perhaps rejoice . If I were a freedom-loving person, I’d simply have to protest. So we have pro same-sex militants Richard Kirker in England, or Louie Crew in the United States. When the religious or other freedoms of people they disagree with are threatened or curtailed, should they not speak out clearly against such infringement? Well yes, IF they were consistently freedom-loving people.
To be fair, perhaps they failed to notice the inconsistency, or looked the other way. Perhaps they were busy with other things. Perhaps the interior political culture of the same-sex movement only allows for only one protected class of victim and rights to be fought for. Perhaps re-education camps are very IN this season.
In any case, as you read through our pages, and see how the activists and their allies get things done, it smells like right-denying, democracy-crushing, bend the rules, the ends justify any and all means some-are-more-equal-than-others totalitarianism. Narcissism bent on revenge, perhaps?
Such movements appear parasitic and illogical by nature; abusing freedom, and denying it to others; poisoning democracy, yet depending on it; claiming God’s own blessing while denying His will and Word; proclaiming itself a liberation, and yet willing to look the other way at the injury and limiting of fellow Christians, human beings, and people made in the image of God.
Others Have Noticed, Too
The CaNN News Editor is not the first one to notice bullying fascistic and mind-controlling tendencies in the same-sex movement. In Canada, John McKeller, the President of Homosexuals Opposed to Pride Extremism (HOPE) spoke out on the matter in 2003. Provocative gay writer Camille Paglia has spoken often of gay activism as narrow, elitist, and fascist– even of a “gay Stalinism“, in her 2002 article ‘The Gay Inquisition‘.
Hissy-fits and whitewash just will not do.
This is a reminder to Christians that the pastoral task of befriending and loving those with same-sex addiction also requires prayer and wisdom for the renewing of their minds, and in some cases the setting aside of the totalitarian impulse.
It is also a judgement on the liberal churches for allowing such anti-human and anti-Christian totalitarian ideology to enter the church, and to be labelled as authentically Christian– and to label faithful and thoughtful opponents of the innovations as bigots and 2nd-rate Christians.
If conservative Anglicanism espoused the methods and mindset of the totalitarian Left, I’d drop it like a hot potato. Will the mad Left do the same?
Fa-a-abulous Totalitarianism: Queer As Volk Update 2.0
Paging all freedom-loving Anglican same-sex activists everywhere. These May 2007 headlines are reversed, for your consideration:
~ Priest issues death threats to Gay rights activists, sends bullets in the mail
~ Students at Anti-Gay High School Swarm Parents Protesting In Favour Of Homosexuality
~ A hate crime from the pulpit? Same-Sex leaders say bill may punish speech in favor of homosexuality
~ Heterosexual activist says, ‘We will BURY you’ — Threats made against Gay workers supporting homosexual agenda
~ Fake Anti-“Straight” “Hate Crimes” Keep Piling Up
Oh, and dear activists: please send us heads-ups on all your protest-marches, letter-writing campaigns, new websites, books, hunger-strikes, conferences, online petitions, interviews, press releases, and your general outrage over these kinds of violent and hateful abuses, done precisely for the sake and in the name of your movement.
Against all Satan’s spells and wiles, Against false words of heresy, Against the knowledge that defiles, Against the heart’s idolatry, Against the wizard’s evil craft, Against the death wound and the burning, The choking wave and the poisoned shaft, Protect me, Christ, till Thy returning.
~ UPDATE– ITEM:What you missed on 5×06 of Game of Thrones, by Maisie Williams. Writes Hilary White: “Wallowing in evil isn’t going to make you happy. You don’t prove how grown-up you are watching this stuff. But you do make your heart just that little bit harder.”
“….now that’s what the show has been reduced to – fast action sequences, rape and sexual violence, and occasionally a political scene where Cersei or Dany repeat the same tired monologue from season 3 and stare off into the distance. It’s just pure laziness.“
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~ AS A PROUD card-carrying member of Michael Coren’s invented “Church Of Nasty“, I like nasty verses like the one above from the Prayer Of St. Patrick. Full of dark, fun stuff, right? Muwahahahaha.
Yeah, about that nasty thing. “Defile” seems so old-fashioned. How about: poop in your soup. How many spoonfuls would you like?
Aside from the time-killing thing, too much of what passes for ‘entertainment’ on TV is all about defiling: increasing your tolerance for vicarious gory, ugly, salacious, degrading, violent, morally perved soft-porny content. You finish watching, and your soul is dirtier, your mind & memory is filled with ick, you’ve been entertained by pretend but realistic disorder, evil, murder, rape, or whatever.
Pick The Poop
Lots of it out there, for guilty pleasures: Game Of Thrones, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Sons Of Anarchy, Spartacus, Oz the prison drama, The Walking Dead, Orange Is The New Black, and on it goes. As Branko Malic observes in his excellent essay ‘GAME OF THRONES: ATROCITY EXHIBITION‘ we become hollow spectator-men, watching unreal CGI and fake savagery and atrocity and horrors, faux suffering and meaningless arbitrary story:
“For spectator-man, the pain of life was never smaller, and the urge to inflict it never greater. His hands are free of blood, while his soul drowns in it. So it goes with the soul – this thing its possessors don’t even believe exists, though its closer to them than they are themselves – it holds its own judgment, whether we like it or not.”
What about a willingness to be grossed out, offended, squirmy– and to turn something off or watch something better? Why not?
I’ve dealt with hundreds of actual dying and dead people, their relatives and friends. That’s death. With veterans who lost friends with names; with the consequences and sorrow and return from loss. Real stuff, with consequences and some wounds which never totally heal, and life must somehow go on.
It Is To Wallow
I finally quit watching morally inside-out and upside-down shows like Dexter and related, and have avoided most of the other similar series. After all, Dexter is an evil psychopathic murderer.. cheering him on or liking him, or being glad he escaped capture is actually willing– albeit fictional– evil. Do we need to fill our minds & souls & memories with such things? Yet we so quickly fall for it.
Voyeuristic pleasure and ‘entertainment’ from ugliness makes our souls ugly; coarsens our compassion and sympathy; separates suffering from the real-world people and consequences of same; has untold consequences for pre-teens, teens and young people, who watch such stuff now as people of previous generations listened to radio-dramas, or watched the comparatively sane & tame TV of the past.
How much poop would you like in your soup?
Cue The Ancient World
St. Paul lived in a time of the cheapness of human life via slavery, gladiatorial combat, temple prostitution, torture or execution of slaves, and public execution via wild animals, crucifixion, and so on. It was the Jews and then the early Christians who showed mercy to strangers; care for the abandoned babies, and to the sick and dying; who loved one another no matter class, nation, or gender; who even began to undermine the retrograde economics of slavery, by reminding masters and slaves that Jesus was Lord, and that changed everything.
Thus, St. Paul knew all about the dark possibilities of unredeemed life, because it was all around him and every convert in the cultures of the day, within the Roman Empire. Therefore, Blessed Paul is not being simply a naïve scold or a fun-killer when he warns the Christians of Philippi not to be like their pagan neighbours, seeking thrill and false entertainment in gory spectacle at the forum or races, or in degrading entertainment or religious practices, so easily available all around them.
Whereof I Speak
Binks is a covert to active Christianity, not much raised in it, nor a goody two-shoes, or someone who has never known or done bad & evil things, crimes, and misdemeanors. I’ve wallowed and swilled in our toxic culture, and find it difficult to learn about without getting caught up again, or tempted to the downward moral handcart which is the ever-lowering standard of cable TV.
All of my past defiling and besmirchments I wish I could undo, as I ask for a renewed purity of heart, mind and soul– but being a fallen human, I cannot do that on my own, nor know what to replace it with, if I am not given God’s grace to look up from the mud and manure all around us and on us. I too stand convicted, as an elf of my times.
O Lord, make me pure, but not yet? St. Patrick prayed: “Against the knowledge that defiles, Against the heart’s idolatry.” Amen.
How much poop would you like in your soup?
So, What’s In Your Diet?
We, who obsess over food content, additives, vitamins, health food, GMOs, and our diets, seem to have forgotten something even more important. What you think, what you ingest mentally, what you allow to enter your mind & heart and soul is not morally neutral.
That every body is doing it is no excuse. That “I’m not hurting anybody” does not make it a good– you are actually a ‘somebody’ in reality, aside from the lie that toxic culture doesn’t hurt people, and that mass-media doesn’t want to sell us normalized sin of all sorts. And yeah, ladies, you may not be much tempted to nekkid pictures, but consider yourselves above such ‘male’ things as you read your r-rated romance mommy-porn novels.
We of the compromised Western middle classes have cheerfully embraced the pron-at home, gore on TV, and shrugs all ’round as consumers of literally almost anything on TV, video, the interwebs, and the theatre. You know, because we’re cool, with it, it’s our business, and (admit it, at bottom) the old rebel Adam & Eve yell “You Can’t Tell ME What To DO” along with the 3-year old shout “You’re Not The Boss Of Me!”, bellowed to anybody who even meekly warns about our degrading and degraded culture, and– if we are hollow cultural Christians– shouted in the face of the Father & God who loves us, redeems us, seeks to wash us clean inwardly and outwardly, and impart new life to those who believe on His Son.
“Therefore, my brethren, those things that are true, those that are honorable, those that are righteous, those things that are pure, those things that are precious, those things that are praiseworthy, deeds of glory and of praise, meditate on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Real things, and good things, and good deeds done with love– these are best. ~
~ ITEM: FRIGGING BEER– ‘Thank you, Sean,’ Alexander said, according to a clip of the exchange that was first reported by Ben Doernberg. ‘Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer,’ he added.
~ DOES IT GET ANY EASIER, being right so often? Yes. Except I so often wish I were proven wrong.
A little while back, when many of you had stopped visiting, I wrote about Mr. “Frigging Beer” Cyber Ubersturmfuhrer Interweb Generalissimo Keith Alexander. Now, I’ve been proven right that he’s not on the side of the hobbits and free people of the West.