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Over at the Conservative Hideout, Matt Ross is keeping track of Racial Violence in America.
In a post over at The Other McCain by Smitty, we find in the Comments section this expression of modern thinking [emphasis mine]:
…I don’t what stereotypes are doing your thinking for you, but I don’t endorse same sex marriage, or accept homosexuality because it’s cool or hip; I accept it because it has no bearing on my existence if two men or women want to couple or have sex with one another.
Here before us is one of the most popular kinds of Selfishness that pervades America Society today.
It is believed to be a noble and good attitude, and is held by Leftists and Libertarians and even some conservatives.
‘Do what thou wilt as long as you don’t prevent me from doing the same and as long as no one is murdered or physically assaulted,’ it proudly declares.
What was once an attitude primarily associated with the Me Generation has become, through a very successful propaganda / brainwashing campaign, the attitude of all generations in America.
The Truth is, the Reality is, people in a Society behaving in perverse ways, living lives that are not Normal, do have a bearing on the existence of everyone in that Society.
In order for a Society, especially a free one, to survive and prosper, the vast, vast majority of people in it must work to uphold the standards, the customs and traditions, that define it and allow it’s peoples to enjoy Freedom and Liberty.
When a Society stops upholding, maintaining, sustaining, validating, and holding to the customs and traditions and Morality that are it’s core foundation, said Society — being as all Societies are: fragile things — begins to die. This march to death is often slow because of residual strengths built into the structure, but, like the neglected steel structure building, it will eventually collapse in on itself in a heap of rust.
America, with it’s wide areas of Freedoms and Liberty, is a Society more vulnerable than most because it has living within it an active group of people, a Fifth Column, working ceaselessly to destroy it: the Left, who are being aided gladly by those fellow Ideologues who also want to reduce America Society to rubble, such as the Mohammedins, and assisted unwittingly by those fellow Ideologues who are too blind to see that Ideology destroys everything it touches: the Libertarians.
To not care what other members of your Society are doing is criminal form of negligence, a depraved indifference. Abnormal practices and actions that violate the standards set-up by a Society, though they start out with a small minority of practitioners, will inevitably, given Human Nature, given our Fallen State, gain wider acceptance if they do not meet with a continued disapproval by the Society.
Also, as Edmund Burke pointed out: a free Society cannot survive if the present generation does not honor those who came before it and the hard-won wisdom and stability they bequeathed it, and if it does not honor it’s obligation to future generations who depend on us not breaking ‘the whole chain and continuity of the commonwealth’. [Reflections On The Revolution In France]
To uphold it’s standards, a Society must debate what proper means need to be implemented in order to guard it against the undermining influences of perversions [as the word is understood in it's most basic meaning] and deviations unrestrained. Should a practice or action be outlawed? Should it be not so proscribed, but it’s adherents shunned? Should it be subject to Unwritten Law? Each Society, being that it is a creature of the Culture of it’s people, must decide what is the best way to preserve Normalcy. In doing so, it must consult it’s ancestors and make good use of Right Reason.
No Society can survive if it’s members take a hands-off attitude towards the preservation of what made it.
As Yuval Levin writes in his wonderful book, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, And The Birth Of Right And Left, in an explanation of Mr. Burke’s thought: ‘human beings are born into a web of obligations’. To the past we owe a well-earned Respect and to the future we owe the hard work necessary to provide them with a future of Freedom and Liberty.
A man full of warm, speculative benevolence may wish his society otherwise constituted than he finds it, but a good patriot and a true politician always considers how he shall make the most of the existing materials of his country. A disposition to preserve and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman. Everything else is vulgar in the conception, perilous in the execution.
—Edmund Burke, Reflections On The Revolution In France
[The Committee, as always, welcomes your suggestions — just e-mail us]
As you probably heard this past week, Virginia Democratic Representative Jim
Moron, er, Moran said the following:
I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid. I understand that it’s widely felt that they under perform, but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world.
Most commentators have focused on the first and second parts of his statement, but the most troubling part is the third and last part: ‘…but the fact is that this is the board of directors for the largest economic entity in the world’.
In fact, except for the few restricted areas where you are allowed to meddle, you are supposed to keep your filthy and corrupt hands off of the Economy.
Unfortunately, this attitude is the attitude of most Americans because they have been thoroughly infected with the virulent cancer known as Leftist Thinking.
Until we kill that disease, any reforms we make will not be long-lasting.
NOTE: ‘CEM’ stands for ‘Chief Executive Moron’.
Not yet, amigos. Soon, I’m sure.
Today I was busy on several fronts, including a possible revival of an old Innerwebs project, so this is why there were no Dispatches. And now I have to go off and do a Rule 5 — it’s been over two weeks since I posted one [Black Dog will do that to you].
Anywho…for no particular reason, may I present highlights from the old National Lampoon Radio Hour:
‘The Hollywood Gay Alliance’…
…Flash Bazbo: Space Explorer…
…the Suicide Hotline…
…and finally: the End Of The World…
Sleep tight; don’t let the Fed bug bite.
It happened some time ago, but his example is well-worth mentioning again:
The Internet Age became much simpler when I quit giving Lefties the benefit of the doubt. They’re all guilty until proven innocent now.
— Keystone Keynesian (@smitty_one_each) April 5, 2014
That, my friends, is the oooonly way to fly…
Nothing like Old Francis Albert to lift the spirit.
In the course of reporting on the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, Stacy McCain services all you young, budding womyn out there by devising the following easy peasy way of achieving a victory over the Heteronormative Patriarchy™©†:
After seeing these feminist festivities, I’m sure many young women are asking, “What can I do? I’d like to be a feminist, but I can’t afford to attend a national conference or spend years getting a Women’s Studies degree from an elite private university.”
Relax, ladies. Becoming a feminist is actually very simple:
- Get an abortion;
- Become a lesbian;
- Vote Democrat;
- Cats. Lots of cats.
You’re welcome. Always glad to help.
Stacy did forget one step — and it is a key one — that is essential if you want to Immanentize The FemQueer Eschaton:
5. Be neurotic.
Remember: Mental illness is a plus and a must — the more the merrier.
Unlike Stacy, you don’t have to thank me, gals…just make me a sammich.
Bob ‘Bigus Dickus’ Belvedere
Paco performs a thorough autopsy on the dead body of The Rule Of Law and speculates on a very possible ironic outcome for the Left In America who are guilty of the murder of it [and the Quisling Useful Idiots who are accessories before, during, and after the fact]:
But there is another danger, more subtle yet just as corrosive as the damage being done directly by Obama’s overt actions. The president and his adherents are actively undermining respect for the law. Not just specific laws, but the concept of law, the idea of law as the distillation of justice and equity and rights in a form applicable to our daily lives and reliable as a guide to our future endeavors, the result of a deliberative process involving those men and women we freely choose to represent us in the ongoing effort to uphold a civil society dedicated to preserving the optimal balance between individual freedom and order. Obama is done with all of that. The law is no longer something that we have ourselves devised and entrusted to government stewardship with any reasonable expectation of fairness and accountability. To Obama and his ilk, law is a tool of ideology, the twin encouragements of stick and carrot to be applied in establishing the supremacy of the progressive gnosis, something that the federal government does for us (or, increasingly, to us), always and everywhere, of course, for “our own good”, whether we like it or not. The law is now simply the expression of personal power.
And how long can a society stand when its own “elite” refuses to abide by the law? When the highest government officials commit lawless acts with impunity, does this not tend to wear down the ingrained lawfulness of the average citizen, in ways great and small? Leftists frequently like to characterize conservatives as extreme libertarians who cherish a return to some romanticized version of the old west, where men carried their freedom in their holsters. Wouldn’t it be ironic if we do, indeed, wind up with a society along those lines because the High Sheriff decided that his tin star invested him with the divine right of kings?
Without the presence of The Rule Of Law, a Society cannot expect to enjoy any of the stabilities necessary for it to thrive. True, tangible, beneficial progress cannot happen unless people feel secure in their persons and in their property.
When there is Disorder, no Society can afford the luxury of inspiration – that necessary root of innovation – and, without inspiration, the perspiration that is needed to fulfill the promise of the inspiration is, by circumstances, forced to be expended in merely surviving.
Further, under The Rule Of Whim, the hard-won wisdom gained, the important lessons learned, by previous generations is lost - rejected by those who live in the Eternal Now. With every ascendancy to Power And Control of new rulers, new Masterminds, the wheel, therefore, has to be reinvented. This is a recipe for Regression – a decline into Barbarism.
Destroy The Rule Of Law, install a Rule Of Whim and you unleash The Primitive. You release the savage that lurks in every Human Soul.
No…not in Palestine…
I’m talking about Jeff Goldstein’s proposal:
The public did re-elect this guy [Obama] …I’m moving toward a two-state solution. I’ll happily negotiate terms with John Kerry, who can keep his yacht parked wherever in his own country he likes.
Tell me where and I’m there.
There’s only one non-negotiable point I would insist on: we get Christina Hendricks.
House Republicans are quietly working to insert immigration legislation into the text of the Department of Defense authorization bill that would allow so-called DREAMers to obtain permanent legal residency by joining the military, Breitbart News has learned.
You got a lotta nerve
To say you are my friend…
The language, which if successful would mark the first effort by House Republicans to provide any form of amnesty since the GOP took control of the House in 2010, has set off a panic among top immigration hawks that the effort could open an immigration Pandora’s box, paving the way for broader legislation.
Sophomore Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of California, a close ally of GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy, is leading the push to add the text of his “ENLIST Act” into the National Defense Authorization Act, which could come to the House floor as early as next month.
You got a lotta nerve
To say you got a helping hand to lend
You just want to be on
The side that’s winning…
The effort, which has not previously been reported, is fairly advanced, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte – who killed the proposal as an amendment to last year’s NDAA in a dramatic floor struggle – is weighing whether to approve the maneuver, which would circumvent his committee on one of its key matters of jurisdiction.
“We’re working on it,” Goodlatte said.
You say you lost your faith
But that’s not where it’s at
You had no faith to lose
And you know it…
Key proponents of a comprehensive immigration bill said they support Denham’s effort but that it’s not part of a broader push for amnesty.
“Remember, to get the big things done, we still have to deal with the 800 lb gorilla, which is border security, and the folks that are here. That fact remains. I think that part that he’s dealing with is a very important part but it’s relatively noncontroversial,” Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart told Breitbart News.
Do you take me for such a fool…
Denham, who was the first Republican to co-sponsor a Democratic immigration bill modeled after the Senate Gang-of-Eight legislation that passed last year, is pushing to add the language to the “base” NDAA bill – meaning it would not get its own vote.
A House Armed Services Committee aide said Chairman Buck McKeon hadn’t committed to including the language in the bill, which runs through his committee. McKeon, on his way to the House floor to vote, declined to comment.
But Denham has acquired significant support, including from a number of top conservatives that could help insulate him from the inevitable blow-up when the effort becomes public.
For example, a trio of South Carolina lawmakers, Reps. Jeff Duncan, Mick Mulvaney, and Trey Gowdy – the latter of whom is the chairman of the immigration subcommittee in Goodlatte’s Judiciary panel – have cosponsored the bill, as has McKeon.
Overall, the stand-alone bill has 42 cosponsors, including 24 Republicans. Also on the list: key chairman like Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of House Veterans Affairs Committee and Darrell Issa, chairman of the oversight panel. Two close allies of Speaker John Boehner, Reps. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and Steve Stivers (R-OH) are cosponsors, as is McCarthy.
I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
And just for that one moment
I could be you
Yes, I wish that for just one time
You could stand inside my shoes
You’d know what a drag it is
To see you……
Have you seen the little Quislings
Crawling in the dirt…
Guest post by The Reverend David R. Graham, A.M.D.G…
Women compete with women for men. The aim of their competition is productivity, especially of a potent man’s children. Women are intensely practical in this regard. Nor are they weak. Nor are they wrong regarding the aim. They are ground wanting good seed so they can show how finely fertile they are. One approves the goal and disapproves the current means.
Wars have been kindled by the competition between women for men and by women inciting men to parade their virility as a prelude to their selection for induction to the bridal chamber. Women are not weak. Nor are they uniformly sane.
Women use drugs, welfare, abortion and feminism against women in their competition for men. These tools of misogyny reduce the number of women available for productivity. Women think that reduction lowers their odds of uniting with a potent man. They imagine that reducing the number of competitors — women — is in their interest. It is not in men’s interest, nor children’s. Actually, it is in no one’s interest and to everyone’s detriment.
The thinking of women is frequently fantastic. Misogyny harms men and women equally. Its result is a contraction then a collapse of demographic diversity, the very opposite of the aim — demonstrated fertility — of women’s competition with women for men.
Men have no need for and in most cases despise tools women use against women. Most men utterly deplore misogyny in any form. Life is tragic enough in its natural estate without women going about trying to do each other in over men. One wishes women would spend more time, money and energy being fertile and less time, money and energy trying to prevent other women’s fertility from manifesting.
[Please check out The Rev's fine blog Theological Geography.]
I was a middling fan of the NFL in the 1970′s [the Big Bad Boston Bruins and hockey mattered more to me], but, as with all sports, I lost interest starting in the 1980′s, except for the occasional Bruins game.
However, as I age, as I mature, methinks it’s time to re-embrace the National Football League – it’s what any wiser and older man would do.
Oh…and this report has absolutely, positively nothing – not one blessed thing – to do with my decision…
The National Football Leagues has partnered with an app developer that will allow fans to get an in-seat visit from cheerleaders.
Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has teamed up with Experience in an effort to help improve the in-game experience for fans….
Yessiree boy, I was not influenced by this news.
Go Boston Patriots!
The point and purpose of Obamacare was never about insuring the uninsured.
Jeff Goldstein is dead solid perfect [per usual]:
…Its purpose was to continue the progressive agenda of nationalizing everything, with healthcare perhaps the most important plank in the foundation for a soft-socialist coup. Through ObamaCare — which will eventually they believe force either a single payer system or some sort of veneer of private enterprise fronting for the government as a primary controller of health care costs, etc. (the liberal fascist model) — the federal government has a very real control over your life and death. But that’s just a side perk. If you die, you die. Bumps in the road.
No, what they were after was the kind of power that comes with information, and between ObamaCare, the IRS, and the NSA, there isn’t a single thing the federal government doesn’t know about you, should they decide to go digging. And as we live in a post-Constitutional country, where the rule of law is now arbitrary and selectively enforced, this in turn creates all the conditions for a coercive police state, where dissent goes to die out of fear of reprisal by the State and its functionaries.
To obtain the kind of unlimited Power the Left In America desires, they must gain control over the citizens of The United States and they are very near to reaching that goal for the reasons Jeff lists. They will soon have enough information on enough Americans so that they can blackmail us into doing what they want out of fear.
As I wrote in the recent Dispatch, No One Is Safe Anymore:
While it appears that The Rule Of Law still exists in America, it is, in fact, dead…. It is an empty promise, a false facade that hides the malevolent force of Despotism, and can be thrown aside in one swift and easy movement.
To achieve Power And Control, one must be able to efficiently use Fear on a grand scale.
Soon — mark me — they will.
I know not what course others may take, but as for me:
I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die
While in Wikipedia today, I happened upon this explanation of philosopher Eric Voegelin’s writings on Gnosticism, which is a term I have used in the past to describe Leftist Thinking. I think the unknown author’s rendering is spot-on and Mr. Voegelin’s reasoning offers a very valuable insight into the Leftist Mind:
In his The New Science of Politics, Order and History, and Science, Politics and Gnosticism, Voegelin opposed what he believed to be unsound Gnostic influences in politics. He defined gnosis as “a purported direct, immediate apprehension or vision of truth without the need for critical reflection; the special gift of a spiritual and cognitive elite.” Gnosticism is a “type of thinking that claims absolute cognitive mastery of reality. Relying as it does on a claim to gnosis, gnosticism considers its knowledge not subject to criticism. Gnosticism may take transcendentalizing (as in the case of the Gnostic movement of late antiquity) or immanentizing forms (as in the case of Marxism).”
Voegelin perceived similarities between ancient Gnosticism and modernist political theories, particularly communism and nazism. He identified the root of the Gnostic impulse as alienation, that is, a sense of disconnection from society and a belief that this lack is the result of the inherent disorder, or even evil, of the world. This alienation has two effects:
-The first is the belief that the disorder of the world can be transcended by extraordinary insight, learning, or knowledge, called a Gnostic Speculation by Voegelin (the Gnostics themselves referred to this as gnosis).
-The second is the desire to implement and or create a policy to actualize the speculation, or Immanentize the Eschaton, i.e., to create a sort of heaven on earth within history.
According to Voegelin the Gnostics are really rejecting the Christian eschaton of the kingdom of God and replacing it with a human form of salvation through esoteric ritual or practice.
The primary feature that characterizes a tendency as gnostic for Voegelin is that it is motivated by the notion that the world and humanity can be fundamentally transformed and perfected through the intervention of a chosen group of people (an elite), a man-god, or men-Gods, Übermensch, who are the chosen ones that possess a kind of special knowledge (like magic or science) about how to perfect human existence.
This stands in contrast to a notion of redemption that is achieved through the reconciliation of mankind with the divine. Marxism therefore qualifies as “gnostic” because it purports that we can establish the perfect society on earth once capitalism has been overthrown by the “proletariat.” Likewise, Nazism is seen as “gnostic” because it posits that we can achieve utopia by attaining racial purity, once the master race has freed itself of the racially inferior and the degenerate.
In the two cases specifically analyzed by Voegelin, the totalitarian impulse is derived from the alienation of the individuals from the rest of society. This leads to a desire to dominate (libido dominandi) which has its roots not just in the Gnostic’s conviction of the imperative of his vision but also in his lack of concord with a large body of his society. As a result, there is very little regard for the welfare of those who are harmed by the resulting politics, which ranges from coercive to calamitous (e.g. the Russian proverbs: “You have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet”, “When you chop wood, chips fly”).
The Left believe they are all Messiahs, beings granted THE special Illumination necessary to be, not ‘as gods who walk the Earth’, but, rather, actual gods. They not only assume the power of gods, but believe that they are divine.
It does not take much Wisdom to see that such persons, if given any kind of power, will do as they please — after all, who dares question the actions of a god? Who dares restrain a divine being?
Once again, as in my first post on this subject, we see that Leftists are mentally ill.
The Left In America must be stopped before it can further implement it’s dangerous and reckless and insane plans.
In a recent post, I once again expressed my firm belief that the governments of America at all levels are in the control of ‘those who are fundamentally transforming The United States into a perverse version of what The Founders created’.
It has been our fate to suffer through and witness the end of The American Republic.
Over two hundred years ago, Edmund Burke watched France succumb to Revolution and, in Letter II of his Letters On A Regicide Peace, he observed:
…What now stands as government in France is struck out at a heat. The design is wicked, immoral, impious, oppressive: but it is spirited and daring; it is systematic; it is simple in its principle; it has unity and consistency in perfection. In that country, entirely to cut off a branch of commerce, to extinguish a manufacture, to destroy the circulation of money, to violate credit, to suspend the course of agriculture, even to burn a city or to lay waste a province of their own, does not cost them a moment’s anxiety. To them the will, the wish, the want, the liberty, the toil, the blood of individuals, is as nothing. Individuality is left out of their scheme of government. The state is all in all. Everything is referred to the production of force; afterwards, everything is trusted to the use of it. It is military in its principle, in its maxims, in its spirit, and in all its movements. The state has dominion and conquest for its sole objects, —dominion over minds by proselytism, over bodies by arms.
Let us break his observation down to see how it reflects our present situation…
-What now stands as government in France is struck out at a heat.
Leftists are very emotional people. They are Zealots for their causes and invest all of their efforts with feverish commitment. Having rejected Right Reason and, therefore, all prudence and restraint, they are left with only the presence of their swirling feelings, their unsated whims, their unrestrained passions and agitations. The Leftists suffer from a chronic fever of excitement for their Ideology and, therefore, any plans or schemes they devise are always conjured in the heat of the moment, bereft of cool and calm consideration.
-The design is wicked, immoral, impious, oppressive: but it is spirited and daring; it is systematic; it is simple in its principle; it has unity and consistency in perfection.
The Leftists seek Utopia, which is a state where all Human Beings exist in Perfection. They believe that Heaven On Earth, the re-engineering of Mankind into beings that fit in their fervid imaginings, can only be achieved by the utter and total destruction of all of the institutions and values that have existed and made Life what it is. Their zealousness makes them bold and fearless. Their rejection of Morality grants them license to do whatever it takes to drag Mankind to The Deathless Shore Of Nirvana, to Immanentize The Eschaton. Their belief in Pure Logic [ie: Logic untempered by Reason] allows them to march forward in well-planned and coordinated ways. The Left’s ultimate goal is simple and easy to understand. It appeals to the child that still inhabits the Souls of those adults who refuse to face the world in a mature way.
-…entirely to cut off a branch of commerce, to extinguish a manufacture, to destroy the circulation of money, to violate credit, to suspend the course of agriculture, even to burn a city or to lay waste a province of their own, does not cost them a moment’s anxiety.
Because the end is all and, unrestrained by anything, they can employ any means necessary. The Leftists are emotional cripples, spoiled children who refuse to accept any limitations on their behavior because they believe that their system of ideas, their Ideology, is Perfection. The Left believes they, in their ‘authentic’ wisdom have transcended all of the values and Virtues of Mankind. In the sterile laboratories of their own minds, far away from Reality, they have created Perfection. And nothing — absolutely nothing — must be allowed to stand in the way of the progress towards their Perfection.
-To them the will, the wish, the want, the liberty, the toil, the blood of individuals, is as nothing. Individuality is left out of their scheme of government. The state is all in all.
The Leftists know that most of Mankind is not ‘Illuminated’ as they are, so Heaven On Earth must be imposed on the majority for their own good. And, if any of the majority resist too much and cannot be broken on the wheel of their superiority, well then, they can be discarded for the Good Of The Cause — they can be murdered. And what better tool to achieve either of these outcomes than the all-powerful State? The State is to be worshiped, the Left believes, because it has the best potential to bring about Utopia because it is the most efficient tool of force.
-Everything is referred to the production of force; afterwards, everything is trusted to the use of it. It is military in its principle, in its maxims, in its spirit, and in all its movements. The state has dominion and conquest for its sole objects, —dominion over minds by proselytism, over bodies by arms.
Or somethimes both:
O’Brien smiled slightly. ‘You are a flaw in the pattern, Winston. You are a stain that must be wiped out. Did I not tell you just now that we are different from the persecutors of the past? We are not content with negative obedience, nor even with the most abject submission. When finally you surrender to us, it must be of your own free will. We do not destroy the heretic because he resists us: so long as he resists us we never destroy him. We convert him, we capture his inner mind, we reshape him. We burn all evil and all illusion out of him; we bring him over to our side, not in appearance, but genuinely, heart and soul. We make him one of ourselves before we kill him. It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be. Even in the instant of death we cannot permit any deviation. In the old days the heretic walked to the stake still a heretic, proclaiming his heresy, exulting in it. Even the victim of the Russian purges could carry rebellion locked up in his skull as he walked down the passage waiting for the bullet. But we make the brain perfect before we blow it out. The command of the old despotisms was “Thou shalt not”. The command of the totalitarians was “Thou shalt”. Our command is “Thou art”. No one whom we bring to this place ever stands out against us. Everyone is washed clean. Even those three miserable traitors in whose innocence you once believed — Jones, Aaronson, and Rutherford — in the end we broke them down. I took part in their interrogation myself. I saw them gradually worn down, whimpering, grovelling, weeping — and in the end it was not with pain or fear, only with penitence. By the time we had finished with them they were only the shells of men. There was nothing left in them except sorrow for what they had done, and love of Big Brother. It was touching to see how they loved him. They begged to be shot quickly, so that they could die while their minds were still clean.’
This is the enemy we are facing.
It is too easy to say that the beliefs of Leftists are the ravings of madmen — though they are — but these lunatics are now running the asylums.
They are Evil.
And Evil cannot be coddled or caged. It must be destroyed.
The liberal is a criminal.
She enters this breathing world looking for someone to defraud, to desecrate or to destroy.
She is ruthless and remorseless.
She dresses herself in alluring names.
She ignites passions.
[Please check out The Rev's fine blog Theological Geography.]
Was any normal [ie: non-Leftist] person surprised by this story?
The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.
Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.
At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.
The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.
Here we see the results of over two centuries of Leftist Thinking infecting the minds of The West.
And now many, if they open their eyes, will see that this action was but a short, logical step from what occurred in 1918 in the basement of The House Of Special Purpose in Ekaterinburg.
In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable ‘culture of death.’ This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favoured tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of ‘conspiracy against life’ is unleashed.
—John Paul The Great
Welcome! Welcome all to The Culture Of Death…
A special guest post by Friend In The Ether Adobe Walls…
Think “Sinkhole of bureaucracy” is just a metaphor? Well it is, but not just a metaphor, it’s also a Washington Post.com headline for an article written by David A. Fahrenthold and a place in Boyars Pennsylvania. It’s actually an old limestone mine where 600 government workers are employed by the Office of Personnel Management to process retiree benefits by hand, shuffling paper which they keep in 28,000 file cabinets. But not to worry the work is done at the speed of 1977.
WHERE GOVERNMENT FALLS APART
First in a series examining the failures at the heart of troubled federal systems.
I’m not sure just where David A. Fahrenthold is heading with this series but I shall certainly keep my eye out for more articles. Breaking points is certainly an apt description of what government does and does to us. At some point I’m sure we’ll discover that the fault lies with white privilege or the Tea Party. Another example from the WaPo article:
In some cases, the breaking point is caused by a vague or overcomplicated law.
In New Jersey, for instance, one researcher found that the approval process for a bridge project dragged on for years, in part because officials were required to do a historic survey of all buildings within two miles and to seek comment from Indian tribes as far away as Oklahoma.
Wow, just what the hell. Well there’s no law or rule that says government must be slow and stupid so I suspect it’s tradition.
During the past 30 years, administrations have spent more than $100 million trying to automate the old-fashioned process in the mine and make it run at the speed of computers.
Once again what the hell. But that’s OK they didn’t blow all that on only one failed attempt.
A recent study by the Standish Group, a firm in Boston that researches failures, found that only 5 percent of large federal IT projects in the last decade fully succeeded.
Of the rest, 41 percent were failures, canceled before they were turned on….
At the time of the healthcare website rollout I seem to recall a couple different IT folks pointing out that most if not all big and successful IT projects start out small and grow from there. There’s a moral in that statement somewhere. For some context healthcare.gov is neither part of the 5% successes nor the 41% scrapped before startup.
In an interview inside the mine this month, another federal official called the operation “very successful.”
But that official balked when asked if it was modern. “What does ‘modern’ mean?” the official said….
A fair question I suppose if you work in a cave.
Read the whole article — having what one suspected but didn’t really know, revealed in some detail is always enlightening/appalling. But here’s the really scary part at least for me:
This is how the mine works:
Step 1 begins when a federal employee submits retirement paperwork to his or her own agency. That happens at least 100,000 times a year….
Wow that’s 1 million additional federal retirement benefit recipients every ten years. At what point will retired government workers outnumber current federal employees? If I remember correctly Detroit has more retired city workers than current employees.
Obviously something has got to give. Surely there is a solution. I don’t know maybe we could shermanize the Fourth Branch.
In his Epistle To The Romans, Saint Paul wrote this description [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:
Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.
I can summarize the above with one word: Ideologues.
Ideology is the enemy of the Good because it values ideas over Human Beings. It seeks to remold, re-engineer, Mankind into an image of a system of ideas. Ideology, by it’s nature, is Anti-Human.
UPDATE on 30MAR2014 at 0255…
The Reverend David Graham published a post, Human Values, Not Human Rights, over at his site that is related to the above. Please do check it out.
TCOTS News has exclusively obtained
pictures of every single Feminist living
in The [Former] United States Of America
WARNING: The following picture may not be appropriate
for women, children, and nervous persons.
Interestingly enough, they all look the same underneath their Patriarchal-imposed cosmetics:
When contacted, The Right Reverend Robert Stacy McCain, SG, who has been reporting on Modern Feminists for years [see the results of his latest investigations here, here, and here], did not express any surprise at this revelation, describing them as ‘satanic monsters’.
His colleague [they appear on TV and radio together as 'The God Howdy Squad'], Father Robert Oswald Belvedere, SB, agreed and added: ‘I am not at all surprised because I’ve been to Wellesley College’.
The Father, Son, and The Holy Ghost were not available for comment. Their spokesangel told us: ‘They caught the last train for the coast’.
Pictured: Father Belvedere [right] and Rev. McCain*
performing an Exorcism on a MSNBC Anchorwoman.
TCOTS News: We Report, You Deride
*Reverend McCain uses Grecian Formula®.
No one in America is secure in his or her home, as this story — one of the many in a long train of abuses and usurpations — related by Mark Steyn reconfirms:
…[The] US government is corrupt to a degree that government in the other anglophone democracies is not, and this should be a source of great shame to Americans.
~On the other hand, tea-wise, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department is taking it to a whole other level. Two years ago, at 7.30 one April morning, a sleepy Bob Harte staggered to the front door of his home in Leawood, Kansas to answer a knock and found a fully-armed SWAT team outside preparing to use the battering ram. They shoved him to the floor, surrounded him with pointing rifles, and the whole rigmarole began…
When it was, eventually, over, and the home invaders left empty-handed, Bob and Addie Harte were naturally curious as to what they’d done to attract the attentions of the chocolate soldiers of Kansas law enforcement. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department refused to say: There’s no sunshine in the Sunflower State, and the latest attempt to let some light in on the dank sewer of Kansas public records died in the legislature on March 25th. So it took a year and 25 grand in legal bills for Mr and Mrs Harte to find out why they and their children were on the receiving end of a paramilitary raid.
Here’s what happened:
1) The Hartes’ son was working on a science project: growing tomatoes and squash in a hydroponic garden in the basement.
2) So in August 2011 Mr Harte and his kids went to the Green Circle hydroponics store in Kansas City, Missouri to get some supplies.
3) They were seen leaving the store by a Missouri Highway Patrol officer, who noted the license plate.
4) In March 2012, the Missouri Highway Patrol passed on the license-plate information to the Johnson County Sheriff.
5) The Sheriff’s Department surreptitiously began going through the Hartes’ garbage.
6) After three examinations of the garbage, they showed up at the front door with the battering ram and SWAT team on April 20th.
So what’s going on?
The Missouri Highway Patrolman took down the license plate supposedly because hydroponic store supplies are used in the cultivation of indoor marijuana plants. Whatever criminality they suspected Mr Harte of was such a matter of urgency to the Missouri coppers that they sat on the plate number for seven months before passing it on to their Kansas colleagues.
Nevertheless, the Johnson County Sheriff took the matter so seriously that they made three overnight trips to the Hartes’ home to extract materials from their garbage. On the first occasion, they found “wet plant material” which they were unable to identify. So, on their two subsequent nocturnal visits, they performed “field tests” on it, and determined it was marijuana. So they ordered in the SWAT team.
A month after the two positive “field tests” and a raid that turned up nothing, the “wet plant material” came back from the real tests at the Johnson County Criminalistics Laboratory, which determined it was not marijuana or any other kind of prohibited substance.
It was loose-leaf tea.
Mrs Harte is not, as Anderson Cooper would say, a teabagger. She prefers her tea loose-leaf. So do millions of people around the world. See the definitive essay on the subject. I happen to be among their number. I’m partial to a nice pot of Darjeeling in late morning, and, more occasionally, a pot of Lapsang Souchong in the afternoon. My daughter is also a loose-leaf gal. I bought her some tea equipment for Christmas (no doubt the store was being staked out by undercover cops) and she takes a cuppa to school in the morning in an attractive mug with an individual tea strainer in the top. Full of “wet plant material”.
Almost everything is illegal now in America, especially on the food front. But apparently tea leaves have not joined the ever lengthening list of prohibited items.
Yet they were enough to earn Mr and Mrs Harte and their children a terrifying, traumatic and entirely unnecessary military raid from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department. You put tea in a pot. But that doesn’t mean it is pot. This vital distinction is seemingly lost on the zealots of the Johnson County SWAT team….
~On the other hand, at least the Hartes and their kids are still alive….
While it appears that The Rule Of Law still exists in America, it is, in fact, dead, because it has become subject to the whims of those who work for the government at all levels. It is an empty promise, a false facade that hides the malevolent force of Despotism, and can be thrown aside in one swift and easy movement.
Trust no one who works for the government.
If a friend is employed by one, do not trust them fully because you can never be sure how he or she will act when they are ordered by superiors to come after you.
Do not trust the police or any official of law enforcement.
Do not trust firefighters, teachers, elected officials, clerks — any of those people whose security and freedom depend directly on the government, whose fealty to Freedom and Liberty cannot be confirmed with certainty.
We can not afford to trust anyone employed by a government because, like us, they want to survive and they will do what they think is best for their families [whether nobly or ignobly] or themselves before they stand-up for you or yours. This is Human Nature and cannot be denied, especially in these disordered, unsettled, and frightening times.
It is sad that we must live this way in the America of 2014.
But we allowed the situation to get this bad and the only way we will maintain our freedom to right our wrongs is if we remain free to act, free to resist Tyranny, free to defeat those who are fundamentally transforming The United States into a perverse version of what The Founders created.
And, further, we must prepare ourselves to act on a moment’s notice.
We must become Minutemen.
And we must not forget that the vast majority of the governments of The United States are run by those who respect no constitution or statutes. Therefore, we are under no obligation, as citizens who do respect our sacred covenants, to obey any of their edicts or rulings.
We are Americans, not slaves.
I know not what course others may take, but as for me: I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.