Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Liberal Fascism - The DNC steps forward into 1933.

This is the Democratic Party's statement on religious freedom:

"We support a progressive vision of religious freedom that respects pluralism and rejects the misuse of religion to discriminate.”

"Progressive vision of religious freedom" doesn't mean "advanced", it means "our." Likewise, "misuse of religion to discriminate" is simply the annihilation of freedom since anything they disagree with is automatically a "misuse."

The Nazis had this as their infamous 24th point:

"24. We demand liberty for all religious denominations in the State, so far as they are not a danger to it and do not militate against the moral feelings of the German race. The Party, as such, stands for positive Christianity, but does not bind itself in the matter of creed to any particular confession."

Feder, Gottfried. The Program of the Party of Hitler: The National Socialist German Workers' Party and Its General Conceptions (Kindle Locations 596-600). Ostara Publishing. Kindle Edition.

Like "progressive vision," the phrase "positive Christianity" did not mean the "good part of Christianity," it meant "our thing." Likewise, the Nazis annihilated freedom of religion under the heading of the requirement that religion "not militate against the moral feelings of the German race."

Next year, all employees will either get a 13% pay raise, or they will get fired.

Of course, they won't know about the pay raise because it will all go to increases in health insurance premiums.

The net result is that employees will blame employers for being greedy, because they haven't seen a pay raise in 8 years, or they the will blame employers for firing them, but it will all be the government calling the tune.

Thomas Sowell explains:

It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.
What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they can always blame those who own businesses in the private sector.
Politically, it is heads-I-win when things go right, and tails-you-lose when things go wrong. This is far preferable, from Obama's point of view, since it gives him a variety of scapegoats for all his failed policies, without having to use President Bush as a scapegoat all the time.
Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies, and have to face responsibility when those consequences are disastrous -- something that Barack Obama avoids like the plague.
Thus the Obama administration can arbitrarily force insurance companies to cover the children of their customers until the children are 26 years old. Obviously, this creates favorable publicity for President Obama. But if this and other government edicts cause insurance premiums to rise, then that is something that can be blamed on the "greed" of the insurance companies.
The same principle, or lack of principle, applies to many other privately owned businesses. It is a very successful political ploy that can be adapted to all sorts of situations.

Back in the Middle Ages, the royalty avoided the blame for its taxes by having Jews collect their taxes. The Jews got the blame and the royalty could periodically exile their old Jews and bring in new ones.

Business are the Jews of the modern welfare state.
Compare and Contrast how the elite American media discounts facts that Catholic readers might be interested in.

I had noticed that the nuns were dropped from the stories I was reading. Subconsciously, I concluded that "well, I guess they weren't there."

//It could be as simple as this: Times editors may be convinced that their "urban," "liberal" or even "secular" readers don't want to read the religious details, especially since they would spotlight the role of religious convictions and identity in attacks of these kind. Editors at The Daily Mail may believe exactly the opposite, writing for very different readers.
Perhaps this is an issue of journalistic standards, with the Mail team being more comfortable quoting material from other sources, while the Times team wanted to stress its own reporting, mainly via political sources.
But what do you think Catholic readers are thinking, after reading these reports? What questions remain?
I can think of a few symbolic details. Was the priest literally killed in his liturgical vestments, the vestments in which he will be buried? Did he die trying to protect the Sacraments on the altar? Does his death make him, in the church's eyes, a martyr?
What damage was done to the church itself? Were there acts of iconoclasm? Did the attackers desecrate the altar with the priest's blood – an act that has taken place many times through the centuries – which would require (at least in Eastern church traditions) the church to be reconsecrated.
Would these kinds of details matter to many readers?
Just asking.//

The charges did their job - they gave Planned Parenthood the cover it needed when it needed the cover.

The Harris County District Attorney's office on Tuesday dismissed all charges against anti-abortion activists who secretly videotaped Planned Parenthood officials in Houston.David Robert Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were charged with tampering with a governmental record, for using a fake identification to gain access to the facility. In a surprise move before a hearing on the legitimacy of the indictment, prosecutors dismissed the charges.

Daleiden should consider suing the prosecutor for retaliation against his First Amendment rights, albeit the standard would be very high.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Is it normal to have a political speech with footnotes?

The footnotes have links that can be verified.

I approve that practice.

Doesn't stop the Low Information Partisans from parroting the talking-points that they pick up from Low Information Partisan Talking Point memes.

Easier to accept the word of Democrat-operative-with-bylines that call themselves "fact-checkers" than to do the heavy lifting of, you know, actually researching the issue for themselves.

I wonder if Hillary's acceptance speech will have footnotes?

Great Truth of Experience #3: When they accuse you of doing something you never even thought about doing....

...you can bet that they are doing it.
Remember that idiotic kerfuffle when people who hyperventilate about trivia hyperventilated about Trump's sheriff's star over money.
They clearly saw anti-semitic dog-whistles that were deeply coded into the picture that few others saw.
Who could possibly have picked up on such deeply buried symbolism?
Well, obviously, anti-semitic Hillary Clinton supporters who consciously debated running anti-semitic ads against their Jewish opponent.
I await the hyperventilation about Hillary and the demand for an apology and the demand that no one support such an EVIL candidate.

In a recent e-mail sent to several Democratic party staff, a top Democratic National Committee (DNC) official suggested that the party should raise questions about Sanders’ “Jewish heritage” in key primary states. “It might ma[ke] no difference, but for [Kentucky] and [West Virginia] can we get someone to ask his belief[?]” DNC chief financial officer Brad Marshall wrote in an e-mail to several other party officials on May 5, 2016. “Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist.” “This could make several [percentage] points difference,” Marshall continued. “My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.” The very next day, the Sanders publicly accused the DNC of “trying to tip the party convention in Hillary Clinton’s favor.” In December of 2015, the party cut off the Sanders campaign’s access to its own voter data. Marshall’s e-mail was part of a large trove of DNC messages released by Wikileaks on Friday. The revelation of his suggested attacks on Sanders’ only poured fuel on the fire of accusations that the DNC was anything but neutral during the party’s primary between Sanders, a sitting senator from Vermont and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

It isn't that this guy is a lunatic who is out of touch with current events.
Rather, he is totally in touch with current events and knows that his form of liberal, deracinated Christianity is most threatened by Christians who actually believe their religion.

“Protestant Theologian: ‘Radical Bible Groups’ A Bigger Threat To Teens Than Islamism,” by Victoria Friedman, Breitbart, July 22, 2016: A German protestant theologian said that ‘radical’ bible groups are a bigger radicalisation threat to adolescents than Islamists, and downplayed the number of minors who have converted and left Germany to fight for Islamic State. Harald Lamprecht, Christian theologian and sect commissioner for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Saxony, in an interview with Der Morgenpost claims that “radical bible groups” are more of a risk to the youths of Saxony than Islamism. During the interview, in which the theologian was asked to advise parents of how to look out for signs of Islamic radicalisation, he told parents “not to panic” and advised them, rather, to be more prepared to keep watch for warning signs of Christian radicalisation: “As for the threat of Saxon youths, be prepared for radical Bible groups. They are a much bigger problem than Islamists.” Downplaying the significance of the 810 young people nationally who have been radicalised by Salafists and Islamist propaganda online and have proceeded to leave Germany to join Islamic State, he pointed to the figures of radicalised youths in Saxony being in “low, single digits”. Mr. Lamprecht, who speaks to the regional church’s three-quarters of a million members across 719 congregations, advised that interest in the Quran does not equate radicalisation and urged parents to teach their children “the difference between Islam and Islamism”. Speaking to the German Evangelical News Agency after the Der Morgenpost interview, Mr. Lamprecht attempted to clarify his comments, stating that he did not mean to “equate the terrorist organisation with Christian fundamentalists”, but rather draw a comparison of how Bible study groups outside of mainstream Christianity “radically distort the Bible” with how Salafist groups “twist the Quran”.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Hillary picks corrupt running-mate, but, heck, it is not illegal because "everyone does it."

He should fit in with the Clinton family values.

Supreme Court may strike down political corruption laws because "everyone does it."

This is from April, but I missed it.

Or maybe I am more interested in how our political elite class has institutionalized "letting themselves off the hook" ever since the FBI let Hillary off the hook.
Seems like....and realize that I am just spitballing here....but it seems like socialism, tax increases and wealth redistribution doesn't work.

Unless increasing wealth inequality is actually the goal.
If only Clovis West teachers could marry....

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

They told me that if Trump were nominated, the internet would be turned into a heavily censored medium of propaganda...

...and they were right!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

That's a darn shame for everyone who spent so much time and effort blaming Christianity....

But, hey! At least the smear is out there, so they have that working for them.

"Did the targeting of a gay-friendly nightclub by a radical Islamic terrorist amount to just a coincidence? At first, the theory that the motive behind the massacre that killed 49 innocent people was in part homophobic panic eclipsed the terrorist’s declared allegiance to ISIS while carrying out the attack. A month later, though, the Washington Post’s Adam Goldman reports that the FBI has found no evidence that Omar Mateen targeted the LGBT community specifically, nor much evidence that he was a closeted gay man himself:

The FBI has found no evidence so far that Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people and wounded more than 53 at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, chose the popular establishment because of its gay clientele, said U.S law enforcement officials.

“While there can be no denying the significant impact on the gay community, the investigation hasn’t revealed that he targeted pulse because it was a gay club,” a U.S. law enforcement official said.

Soon after the shooting in the early morning of June 12, top U.S officials such as the FBI director and U.S. attorney general described it as both a hate crime and an act of Islamic terrorism."

The nice thing about having a Democrat in the White House is that there is never any bad news. 

If this was a Republican administration, the fact that an unprecedented 51 State department officials signed a statement criticizing the president would PROBABLY be considered "news."

Friday, July 15, 2016

The "useless eaters" must go...

... said the side that "lost" World War II.

"Three years after Vermont legalized assisted suicide, pro-lifers are beginning to witness the abusive effects of the law on the elderly and disabled.

Mary Beerworth, executive director of Vermont Right to Life, shared the story  of a 91-year-old woman who was staying in a rehab facility because she broke her wrist. When her family was not in the room, Beerworth said rehab staff repeatedly asked the elderly woman if she was in pain or depressed; then they would remind her that she could commit doctor-prescribed suicide under the new law. Beerworth said the woman never was diagnosed with a terminal illness; she just was old and had a broken bone.

Coercion and abuse are major problems in states where assisted suicide is legal. Beerworth said the Vermont legislation makes it worse by requiring that every person diagnosed with a terminal illness be told that they can commit assisted suicide with a doctor’s prescription.

And the pro-euthanasia group Compassion& Choices, formerly the Hemlock Society, hired someone in Vermont to go to geriatric conferences and senior citizens expos to promote assisted suicide, Beerworth said. On their display table, they give away life savers, she said.

“You can’t make this up,” Beerworth said."
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