Charles C. W. Cooke, the immigrant editor of National Review Online, the online version of the purportedly American conservative magazine, published an essay by his Northern Irish compatriot, Cameron Hilditch, with the theme, “the Jericho rally was a worrying example of how Christianity can be twisted and drafted into the service of a political ideology.” Hilditch also wondered at the “strange impression given throughout the event that attendees believe Christianity is, in some sense, consubstantial with American nationalism.” He worries that our “Founding dialectic between the popular children of light and the elite children of darkness was built into the rhetoric of Jeffersonian democracy from the start… At its worst, it led to the excesses of the John Birch Society, McCarthyism, and, most recently, the voter-fraud truther movement.” Never mind that JBS isn’t even explicitly Christian, that history proves McCarthy was correct, and that vote and voter fraud are both indeed rampant.
Is it legal in America to refuse to hire an insane man because he insists upon being addressed as a woman? Must our public records record a newborn child’s parents as two women? Why is a young man languishing in prison for life after conviction for murder in state and federal court for a car accident? Why do our countrymen insist our children wear masks to prevent the deaths of elderly and chronically ill only alive due to massive and costly medical and surgical interventions? When did it become acceptable for one foreign non-Christian nation to brazenly politic in our capital, donate money to our Congressional representatives, and place it’s citizens within our Congress, while simultaneously a national security threat for a national from a Christian nation to publish an opinion about our political candidates?
We’ve been dissolving families since the 70’s and before: we call it no-fault divorce, child-protection services, and single mothers. Soon, it will be illegal to teach children history because it contains truth. Instead, our minders will teach us their myths, assuming we’re permitted to live.
Mark me: you’ll know it’s bad when they come for the Amish children like they did for the fundamentalist Mormons. By then, you won’t even remember who the Amish are, because they don’t tell you in school.
I’m using as my reference this article published by National Public Radio.
Defund the Police
Agreed. Replace all police with local militia. Every man aged 21 years and older must serve until age 42. Militia service thereafter is voluntary.
No New Jails
Agreed. Most justice may be fairly obtained with fines, restitution, and public sanction. Anything requiring that a criminal be confined for the safety of others would be better resolved by execution of the lawbreaker. The only people deserving of confinement instead of death are the insane.
Decriminalize Sex Work
Agreed. Register all women who sell copulation as a service in a public record. Levy onerous taxes.
Agreed. Schoolteachers and administrators who are also militiamen may arrest (or warn) students who commit crimes.
Drop Charges Against Protestors
Agreed, for mere protestors. However, no criminal should go unpunished because he claims to be a protestor. A man accused or arson, looting, battery, or rioting must face his accuser in court and submit to the authority of a jury of his peers.
End Cash Bail
Agreed. No person accused of a crime should walk free simply because he can bribe the government to obtain liberty. If a crime is so heinous that freedom of the accused may endanger others, then such an accused should not be free until he is exonerated.
Ban “Stop and Frisk”
Agreed. “Stop and Frisk” is a symptom of policing which doesn’t know the citizens. A militia solves this fundamental problem by drawing its membership from the community.
And any person who’s so suspicious that a militiaman would resort to frisking should instead be arrested.
…but I’ll confine myself to the referenced list for today.
Lately, leadership at several “professional sports” franchises have expressed support for players who kneel during performance of the national anthem of the United States of America. Some of those leaders argue that few other employers require employees to stand for a national anthem, and neither should they as leaders of “professional sports” franchises.
This may be a defensible argument when made by players and other employees. One could argue that a foreign national should not be forced to subserviently acknowledge another nation’s anthem. Except this isn’t a forced workday humiliation.
These entertainment businesses provide a show for the amusement of spectators. The performance of a national anthem and respectful acknowledgement by all in the stadium is a part of the show. Forcing those same spectators to endure the desecration of the anthem is just another show but it’s a show that that’s unlikely to find much audience.
None of these shows need to include the anthem at all. So if the players kneel on the stage, then that’s in the script.
One thousand nine hundred fifty years ago, on July 20, Titus ordered Roman forces to attack the Antonia Fortress surrounding the second Jewish temple, the center of Jewish civilization. In August, the Roman forces had destroyed the temple. In September, Rome held the whole city.
Titus did not accept a wreath for his victory. He considered his part in the destruction of Jerusalem divine providence.
Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson declared that all citizens over the age of 10 shall wear a mask in public or pay a fine of one to five days wages beginning Monday 20 July.
Who does he serve?
Did anybody else notice that the homosexual head of Quantas, Australia’s airline, shut all international travel?
We shouldn’t associate the accomplishments of Americans with Africans. Give credit where it’s due.
Christian Ludwig Rutt invented pancake mix. Henceforth, all cake mix shall be Christian Cake.
Bake the Christian Cake, bigot.
I don’t know if it’s a Chinese curse or not, but we do indeed “live in interesting times.”
Today the Supreme Court of the United States of America expanded the legal definition of “sex,” that is the paired biological function by which most life on earth replicates, to include homoerotic behavior and sexual degeneracy. Further, it ruled that individuals and groups which express such perversions do so innately, thus trumping any argument at law that a decision to habitually engage in such health threatening acts is avoidable. The initial instance at law – whether or not an employer may dismiss and refuse to hire people who engage in self-harm which also endangers the public – provided ample excuse for these jurists to declare a lies to be truth and the truth to be lies.
Two purportedly Christian justices, Roberts and Gorsuch, joined the majority in this mockery of judgement. Their votes made the difference.
The whole world has chosen to treat a slightly-worse-than-usual cold as an excuse to destroy all of civilization. Healthy people routinely overcome this latest worldwide infection with minor symptoms and no medical assistance. Children and youth barely become ill. Yet we have shut whole cities and countries to ward our chronicly ill and extremely old from the possibility of death, a death which in any prior age would have already taken most such lives.
We have chosen to save those least deserving and least capable by harming those most deserving and most capable. It’s a disgusting symptom of our civilization’s rot.
When I was a very young man, I admired Rush Limbaugh. He seemed to address many of my political beliefs with his talk-radio performance, and maybe some of my personal beliefs, too. Yet, as I aged and acquired experience to augment the wisdom of my parents, I realized that the man I admired is, like most of us, flawed. I could empathize with his flaws, perhaps even “forgive” him his vices.
Then I aged more, acquired yet more wisdom from experience and the experience of others, and finally comprehended that Limbaugh would not repent foolishness. Here’s a short sample.
- He is unable to sustain a marriage.
- He acquired an addiction to prescription medications.
- He continues to preach religious, sexual, and racial equality.
- He smokes tobacco despite overwhelming evidence of the dangers of inhaling smoke for recreation.
That last one appears likely to result in his early death.
The very most important task we must accomplish as men is preparing our sons for productive lives which will project into the future beyond any hope of their longevity. In some ways, Limbaugh has partially accomplished that – except he has no son.
But, even if the man has left a mark, it’s a mixed bag, full of at least as many mistakes as triumphs. One of those will end his life, and it’s not a glorious death.
Have you ever noticed that OJ Simpson used the same defense with the gloves?