The three sociological divisions I speak of here can be found in just about any existing or any historical society. They are the “natural” divisions along religious and philosophical lines, and they are the “natural” divisions that form the bases for political divisions. Usually, the political bases, or Parties, will form for the first and the third divisions; the middle divisions is frequently not engaged enough to even hold a comprehensive or even rational political point of view.
This is on my mind these days because this is so clearly a time for decisive division here in America; it is the opposite of the “Bring Us All Together” political leaders and political slogans from the Democrat Party and the Left, and of the weakest of the “professional” Republican Party office holders. Bringing us all together is the last thing we should want any of our future leaders to do, particularly when so many of “us” are just plain evil.
If ever there was a time for dividing, this is it.
There can be neither compromise nor accommodation with evil. It must be decisively defeated. It comes down to basic right versus wrong; what is wrong must be recognized and, at the very least, sidelined, and not allowed access to or influence over the governing or regulating of us. When we look back through history we see that, maybe it was always that way.
Moses didn’t even get down from the mountain with the Ten Commandments before the faithless third, or the third whose faith was the weakest, had fashioned a golden calf to worship. So it was throughout the journey to the Promised Land; there was always a grumbling third ready to abandon ship and return to Egypt, or go another way.
We have already talked about the three sociological thirds in pre-revolutionary America. There were the Patriots, the Loyalists, and in the middle, the ones referred to by Ben Franklin as the Mug-Wumps, with their mugs hanging over one side of the fence and their wumps hanging over the other.
Rarely, if ever, has any sort of gigantic super-majority ever shown itself to win any election in America. We don’t see epic landslides of overwhelming proportions here. Even if we look at the Reagan victory in 1984, which everyone acknowledges to be a huge landslide, by American standards, when we look closer we see something less than a landslide.
In that 1984 contest, while President Reagan took 49 of our 50 states, his total national vote margin was 58.8%, against Mondale’s 40.6%. Now, if you want to use terms like overwhelming landslide to describe an election result, you would think it might be more like a 70% victory, or 80%, or 90%. Yet the numbers show that it wasn’t much more than half.
The “Landslide” sort of thing simply doesn’t happen here. The Founders and the Framers took great pains to see that it would not happen here, and put into place roadblocks, such as the Electoral College, the original makeup of the Senate to counter-balance the popularly elected House, etc., to make us a Republic rather than a simple Democracy. The reason for that design is that it follows the principle that says that what is Right for society must be given precedence over what is merely Popular at any moment in time. That principle, and the design of our Republic, and the design of our Constitution, requires that we, the people, must know simple right from wrong, just as did the Founders and the Framers.
We have an American third of the population that knows right from wrong. We have an American third of the population that opposes the common cultural vision of knowing right from wrong. And we have an American third of the population that is too busy with the NFL or with hobbies or with studies to be paying attention. Politics bores them.
We have a third that believes in God, a third that rejects belief in God, and a third for whom God is an after thought. And yet, religion is the root source of morality, and the common religion of a culture provides the common sense of right versus wrong in that culture.
In the pews on any Lord’s Day, are devout worshippers right next to people who are just going through the motions and can’t wait to get out of there, and there are people who are a little of both. Every priest and minister sees members of the congregation roll their eyes when he preaches certain hard truths. Clergy are often tempted to soften their message to keep their congregations growing and not be blamed by their superiors or their own congregation members for a declining following.
This is a time for division and dividing. It is time to take a stand. Everywhere.
How many Catholics out there think, erroneously, that it is no longer a mortal sin to miss Mass without a valid reason? How many “engaged” but not yet married couples move in with each other and still come to the Communion rail? How many just shack up without even being engaged, and still go to Church and pretend, or, even worse, believe that they are doing nothing wrong?
How many Church-going Christians bless and welcome open homosexuality, and believe that that particular life choice is no longer sinful, naturally perverse or even the least bit odd? How many Christian couples use their car with the Christian fish symbol on it to drive their daughter to and from an abortion mill?
At the opposite end, we have the irreligious, anti-God third, who would change our common sense of right versus wrong to the point of turning it upside down.
Look at the articles presented and linked to in the right hand column of this webpage. Read them one by one, and know this: it is the evil one who wants to “bring us all together.” The Democrat Party, the Party of evil, will always, always have it’s third of the voting population locked up. The promoters of class warfare have all their classes in line, ready to do warfare with the rest of us.
The inner-city blacks who follow professional Marxist-racist leaders like Jackson, Sharpton, Farakahn, Wright, etc., Democrats all, are always, always, going to vote a straight Democrat Party ticket.
The unregulated, government-mandated and protected multi-billion dollar abortion industry will always donate to the Democrat Party cause and vote Democratic.
The homosexual lobby and militant homosexual groups will always vote Democrat.
The profiteers of pornography and the entire multi-billion dollar masturbation industry will always support the Democrat Party with dollars and votes.
Criminal aliens with no legal right to vote here, or even be here, will always vote Democrat when an ACORN worker or an SEIU thug takes them to the polls for that purpose.
Atheist and militant secularist groups like the ACLU12 who despise God will always vote and agitate for the Democrat Party cause and candidates.
Of course there are all the unions, and all the haters of the successful, and all the others that have grown bitter in their Democrat-fed envy of the achievements of others. Those who have swallowed all of the fatal false premises I wrote about in the right column, such as the false premise that says that Property Is Theft, which should be seen to be stupid on it’s face, and yet is embraced by many.
Worse yet may be the millions of Americans who have bought into the false premise underlying the Pacifist movement, which says that if we would just be nice to everyone on earth, why, everyone on earth would be nice to us.
There is no evil, in other words. Trust us. Just be nice, throw away all your arms, demilitarize, and the world will be a wonderful place.
When you hear the next Obamunist speech – and there will be many, many more – and you think, who could possibly believe what this man is saying, how could he even believe his own words; and how could anyone possibly be so incredibly stupid as to listen to this twaddle and then vote for this guy – remember, he is not talking to you. You are in the wrong third, to him. He is talking to his third. And they are, indeed, that stupid. Or, for some few of them, they are indeed that evil.
Our third has got to stay energized and we have got to wake up the middle third even more than it is already awake. I know there are a lot of Democrats at Tea Party meetings, and I know there are a lot of union members there too. However, Obamunism will never, never lose it’s entire third, and it will seek to make inroads into the middle, and it will use treachery, deceit and cheating to do what it can to either destabilize the country so power may be seized by force, or to steal an election, or part of an election.
This is a time of dividing.
Do not seek to “bring us together” with evil. Seek to defeat evil.
We – you and I – have got to return to basics: to simple right versus wrong. And we need to stand in public and speak it. We’re not going anywhere worth going if we do not stand in the Truth.
Seek the Truth, find the Way, live the Life; please God and live forever.
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Date: Sat Aug 04 11:49:14 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Regarding your submission of Fri Aug 03 21:23:56 2012:
See the comments after the Anti-American Americans page, since you mention my quoting of Lincoln’s House Divided speech, and that’s the only page in my recollection in which I quoted it. I’m guessing you read more than one page and maybe you were responding to more than one page; in any case, your remarks just seemed more appropriate there than here.
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The Purpose for this grouping of links is to highlight the three natural divisions, in philosophy, religion, morality and politics; what is proper, what is disengaged and what must be defeated.
The Winnowing Pages
Ben Franklin described the division of the time as the Loyalists, the Rebels and the Mug-Whumps, with their Mugs hanging over one side of the fence, and their Whumps hanging over the other. Today, we have the Constitutionalists, the anti-Constitutionalists, and the Moron Vote.
The Three Sociological Divisions: The Faithful; The Disengaged; The Faithless. Those who stand in Truth, those who oppose Truth, and those who are Lukewarm toward Truth comprise the Three Sociological Divisions.
There is a time appointed for everything; this is the time of winnowing. We must politically winnow, to separate into good grain, useful straw, and useless flammable chaff.
Against political moderation: America was not founded by indecisive moral wimps. Political Moderation provides neither leadership nor opposition, but merely a moral drag that historically prolongs moral debates and ends up hurting morality.
Blessed Polarization & Political Division: what America desperately needs today. Lord, give us blessed polarization, a line drawn in the sand and a polarizing leader like Sarah Palin to lead us back to American sanity.
America’s return to faith in God is now a matter of American national survival. If America does not return to faith in God, no return to “conservatism” will save her; it will only prolong her death agony.
Faith versus Atheism: Is atheism really just a silly superstition? The Faith versus Atheism argument is at the root of every other important argument.
Constitutional America: The argument for a return to basic rule of law. The arguments for a return to the Constitutional America intended by the Fathers and expected by the People through their Representative Government.
Atheizing America - we sit, seemingly mesmerized, merely watching it happen. Among all Leftist agendas, the atheizing America agenda is the one we seem to notice the least. Like deer in the headlights, we just stand there and watch.
A fatal false premise is a deadly logical trap for the mal-educated person. A Fatal false premise with broad general consensus will always trump reason, evidence and critical thinking.
The World says: Faith Versus Reason. The Spirit says: Faith And Reason. Choose. Is it possible to be a man of faith and reason simultaneously? Or is true faith exclusively reserved for dumb hillbillies, bible-thumping zealots, and unthinking cradle traditionalists?
Behold the Masters of Hypocrisy who denigrate us and highlight their own shame. Good Leadership, for the Masters of Hypocrisy, means Surrender to the World and Follow The Mob.
Of all the dumb-assed ideas in the world, the dumbest is The Equality Stupidity. The Equality Stupidity takes the prize for the most imbecilic of all ideologies.
On Replacing America: Do detractors seek replacement, or destruction? Replacing America, or destroying America - what do Democrats and other fundamental Marxists want to do to America?
Even the very best among us can be fooled into blessing abomination. In blessing abomination we show how we have been mesmerized by the slyest of lies.
General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
Undoing Evil: Unraveling the sly "Good Intentions" destroying the West. Undoing Evil means reversing Political Correctness and Amorality, and returning to Pure Meritocricy.
Letter to an American Warrior, from an old American Citizen, with Love. An old man's advice to a young man, sent in a letter to an American Warrior.
The Judas Complex: How a traitor may not recognized his own treason. The Judas Complex explains how Judas Iscariot - like many a modern day Bishop - compromised with the world.
Christmas 2014: Hope is Reborn; Salvation has come into the world. The Christmas 2014 Turning Point: The Kingdom is upon us; our King is among us.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
My poor old truck is again starting to look like a poor old truck. After half-a-million miles, we're now approaching another decision time; another paint job, or a new truck.
A Palin Parker Ticket? My Dream Candidates for 2012. Why a Palin Parker ticket is better than any professional politician Republican ticket you can come up with for 2012.
Elitism Vs Palinism: Why the Left and the Elites Loath and Fear Sarah Palin. It isn’t just Marxism Vs Palinism; it’s also established intellectual elitism vs Palinism. The elite need someone to look down upon.
Here we see Bush family class captured in a simple private citizen’s photo. George W. (and Mrs.) Bush quietly demonstrate Bush family class without hoopla or fanfare.
Marxists love crisis, and they love an oil spill crisis most of all. Marxists even create and drive crisis. Their favorite crisis of all must be the Oil Spill Crisis, which is even better than a Banking Crisis.
The Godless Left leads the young and naive to their utopian Hell. For an honest comparison of the effects on youth, we need to look to the history of the Godless Left versus the Religious Right.
On Threats to America's National Existence. A look at the nature of our national existence, what makes us America, physical threats to that, and the possibility of just going out of existence.
On the ethics of language: English dictionary Vs. Political-Correctness taboos. Language evolves, yet morals are (or should be) fixed. This poses questions re the ethics of language.
Thinking Catholic direction: threats to America, Church, Ethos, even History. The Thinking Catholic Direction is multi-faceted, facing threats to American National Existence, Catholic Liturgy, our common Guiding Ethos - emphasis changes to meet the threat of the moment.
The website is going on hold for at least the next five weeks. Business calls, and I must respond. Will be traveling, and not taking the laptop this time.
Current Website Status. Still too busy for individual responses to questions, comments & criticisms.
Our 2006 Ohio Voter Guide. The choices are quite clear, and the 2006 Ohio Voter Guide was easy to produce.
On carrying my Lord, Jesus Christ, in my pocket. As a Eucharistic Minister, I am on occasion carrying the Lord Jesus in my pocket. It's a wondrous thing.
A 2006 Christmas and Hanukkah wish. May the Holy Days we celebrate remind us all of who we are, and how we are different from other peoples.
Current Democratic Party platform reveals anti-Semitic streak among Liberals. In their voting, their speechifying, and in the slant of their controlled mainstream media reporting, the current Democratic Party Platform is made clear to all observers.
The "Left", and The DaVinci Code, The Passion, and Cartoons of Mohammed. You can tell a lot about a movement by its public words. The Passion? "Unreservedly Bad." The DaVinci Code? "Unreservedly Good." Anything to do with Islam? "No Comment."
Home For Christmas 2008. Website Getting Active Again
Hydrogen power could be, and should be, the wave of our automotive future. Any move toward hydrogen power is a move toward a cleaner and more efficient fuel, and away from our dangerous dependency on oil.
Kerry lies again, and then lies about his lies, in concert with the SLIMC. There he goes again! Kerry lies again and again about American servicemen and veterans; he just can't help himself.
What's going on with Mel Gibson? Is he really an anti-Semite? I am surprised that Mel Gibson is an alcolholic. But I am never surprised at any words that come out of the mouth of any drunk.
Still Worrying Over NuVo Consequences. The Holidays have gone by, several days have passed, and the SANE NuVo Initiative still stands pat.
The Dem's October Surprise involves another flip-flop of their public "standard". The clearly pro-sodomy Party that openly seeks the "Gay" vote goes Victorian for another pre-election October Surprise ploy.
Some Problems with NuVo: the so-called Null-Vote Initiative. A "philosophical" movement aimed at keeping religious conservatives from voting? Seriously? Let me state my problems with NuVo.
Come, let us sit and reason together. Jews and Christians of various stripe and spot can say to each other, 'Come, let us sit and reason together.' But we can't do that with the Moslems.
Regarding SANE works dropping NuVo: Nul Vote Initiative dies with a whimper. If you can't really present a good argument, sit down. On SANE Works dropping the NuVo Initiative: a program that works hard to SOUND pro-American while ACTING to oppose American National Existence.
Even experts grossly underestimate the Marxist zeal of the American Left. The sharp Left turn happened in the Hoover-FDR era, and the Marxism of the American Left has been deepening ever since.
Thinking American, in a nutshell: When one has lots to say, but time is limited. The older I get, the busier I get. Answering multiple questions as a thinking American, but in a hurry.
"We are an Easter People, and Hallelujah is our Song." (John Paul the Great) Our absolutely unique and singular Easter story, and the incredible force with which it struck human history.
Witnessing, grieving and weeping for our dieing culture. What might it take to call a whole people back from the brink of cultural death?
So how come we have all these homeless people if our system is so great? The strong "Utopian Idealist" firmly believes that absolute worldly perfection is actually possible. Therefore, there should never be any such thing as a hungry or homeless person.
Taking a look at Illegal Imigration and Tax Problem solutions. In our view, the minimum wage and income tax have outlived their usefulness, and only contribute to the illegal alien problem.
First journal / blog entries when the thinking catholic blog first opened up. Notes to readers about what I was doing.
On-going WebSite work and planned WebPages as of 09/07/2006. Adding items to book store.
Vic's busted finger status - life goes on. Another busted finger status report, since the original one rolled off of the 50-entry BLOG update records.
Website Status as of 02/05/2009. No more Bookstore; no more Contact Me; no more complexity.
Website Status 03-09-2009. Just a note to bring you up to date on website status 03-09-2009.
Website Status 04/06/2009. Busy driving daily now; most website work will be weekend and as available.
The Plastic Bags and Eco Doom theory: will plastic bags end life as we know it? Plastic Bag and Eco Doom predictions tell us that plastic grocery and garbage bags will still be buried in the land fills and dumps a thousand years from now. Well … so what?
Farewell Smokey Biorseth; Rest In Peace. Hello Coal Biorseth; Welcome Home. As we were laying our beloved Smokey Biorseth to rest in his grave beside the lilies, a carbon-copy of Smokey, in younger form, emerged from the lilies.
Honky Biorseth really runs this house. If you want to know what's in any cabinet in the house, just ask Honky Biorseth.
More Marxist infiltration of higher education. Public school and the media are not the only places dominated by Marxist thought; even Catholic institutions are infected.
Of Families and Fortunes, and Inheritance Vs. Redistribution. Families and Fortunes are despised by Marxists, because Marxism demonizes the family, demonizes fortunes, and even demonizes profit.
Website Status Update 11/09/10. Just a Website status update; where we are and where we’re going.
Regarding the 2010 Tax Deal Pledge Breaker: Pledge? What Pledge? How can Republican deal makers even face us? We need to hang a Tea Party target on all professional politicians for 2012.
Pray for peace in Jerusalem, and for deliverance of Israel from harm. To pray for peace in Jerusalem is to pray for deliverance from Obama.
A tale of Promised Financial Melt-Down Debt Ceiling Nonsense and Happy Marxists. Everyone, on both sides, believes the Debt Ceiling Nonsense. Why?
Our Ohio voter Guide for the 2012 Election. The 2l012 Ohio Voter Guide – The Choices Have Never Been Clearer, or more critical.
Evangelization enters the animal kingdom with the first bear prayer. It is fitting that the first bear prayer would be a prayer of thanksgiving.
Is the Internet down in Lithuania? Sudden loss of Lithanian traffic suggests the internet is down in Lithuania.
The rise of the Femi Nazi Green Beret, and the decline of military victory. The first Femi Nazi Green Beret will be awarded out of fairness, not excellence.
Food Insurance: Is this stuff really any good? All of us conspiracy-theorizing, global-calamity doomsday-preppers need their Food Insurance.
We just had to try to do Robert Irvine's Plastic Wrapped Baby Back Ribs. Put plastic wrapped baby back ribs in the oven? What? Are you nuts?
Thoughts on the first Eucharist, established by the Last Supper. The first Eucharist was recognized by the Apostles for what it was on that holiest Holy Thursday.
Tea-Party-Candidates-04-18-2014. The Constitution is not going to be restored to legal preeminence unless we replace leadership incumbents of BOTH PARTIES.
Ecce homo; Behold the man. Ecce Homo. Behold the Innocent Lamb, who takes away the sins of the world.
When your system slows down or hangs, it's time for a Total System Reboot. America, the World, and even the Catholic Church may need a Total System Reboot.
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