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.
Are right and wrong always black and white, or are there shades of grey? There is the Spirit (the Kingdom), the Flesh (the World), and You. Love unites (or divides) you to one of them, and Love is Black and White. Always.
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Faith, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Faith; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Hope, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Hope; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Love, from the Easter series on the Three Theological Virtues. The virtue of Love; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Prudence, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Prudence; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Justice, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtue of Justice; One of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
Temperance and Fortitude, from the Lenten series on the Four Cardinal Virtues. The virtues of Temperance and Fortitude; Two of the Seven Heavenly Virtues.
On the word Consubstantial, the Trinity and Infinity. On the Consubstantial (Single Substance) of God, and the mathematically impossible number of Infinity.
The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.
The Obama Ethos: Who is Barack Obama? What is his grounding, his ethos? The Obama Ethos explores Obama's grounds of being; his religious, moral and political guiding principles.
Obama the Moslem: Introducing Comrade Obama (peace be upon him.) Obama the Moslem: anti-Catholic; anti-Chrisitan; anti-Jew; anti-American.
Freedom, yes – but from whom, and to do what? Is freedom from God enslavement to the world? Is freedom from the world enslavement to God? Which is better?
The Room: Born of that still inner voice. A story about a small church pastor who erects a small room to serve as a mediation room for his parishioners.
Are Catholics Saved, by having been Born Again? The theology of salvation: Catholic vs. Protestant.
Love thy neighbor as thyself: the Law in One Sentence. Can one simple sentence contain the whole of the moral Law of God?
The Catholic call is universal; it goes out to everyone. Although the Catholic call goes out to all, man’s free will means that all will not respond.
God’s Perfect Unconditional Love meets man’s Free Will. Perfect Unconditional Love can be rejected. Liberty and free choice may be a blessing or a curse.
Of Weeds and Wheat growing together, and the eventual separation. - Weeds and wheat in the field differs from in human kind, where either one can become the other.
Why Should I Believe in God? - an article by Eugene Rudder.
On Losing You - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Our Beautiful Love - a poem by Rosemarie A. Stone.
Catholic Communism: Similarities between Church Hierarchy and Pure Bureaucracy. Mises said that Communism equals Bureaucracy; the Church is a bureaucracy, therefore we have Catholic Communism. True?
The Source of Anxiety: Improper Priorities. Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
“I, Pencil … ”; Capitalism in a Nutshell. Leonard E. Read
Endless Concessions to the Palestinians Pamela Levene
The Peace Treaty Sajid Ali Khan
Leftist Politics in Catholic Mass Mark Brumbaugh
The USCCB Flip-Flop Mark Brumbaugh
Open Letter to Daniel Cardinal DiNardo Mark Brumbaugh
The Gift Bearers Michael from Florida
Dear Vic And Others ... John Felland
The Church Is Rotten To The Core Michelle Lobdell
Hatred of Palin Janet Morana
Proper Catechesis Susan Greve
Who is Barack Obama? Pastor Robert Legg Greve
Limited War Doctrine Colonel Thomas Snodgrass
Rabbi Meir Kahane's Letter Rabbi Meir Kahane, OBM
Solzhenitsyn Speaks Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn addresses the AFL/CIO.
The American Constitution (American Founding Fathers)
American Democrat Party Platform Karl Marx and Frederick Engles
Re The Sin Of Scandal Phil Lange
Marxist Infiltration into Catholic Thought Nancy Libert
New "race and racism" thread begun by Stephen from VT. On race and racism: the ever changing definition and generic usage of the word "racism."
The Bush War Doctrine Revisited: a fresh look at our horrible situation. A reproduction of the "Bush War Doctrine Revisited" article and discussion points by David Yerushalmi; there is much food for thought here.
Resignation of Benedict XVI and the Immediate Media Firestorm. The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and Rev. Marcel Guarnizo's interview with the author that caused the international media frenzy.
The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.
Kerry's Lies: The Old, Vietnam-Era Anti-War Chickens are Comming Home to Roost. POW Lawsuit Could Force Kerry To Come Clean - by George "Bud" Day, Chairman, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation.
Just Laws for a Godly Nation. Many nations today still lack a core of just laws for a Godly nation.
What does the World Wildlife Fund have to do with World Youth Day? An unholy alliance between the Leftist WWF and the Vatican?
False Flag: Serious-minded fiction creating a better understanding of 9/11. Can serious-minded fiction play a role in creating a better understanding of critical contemporary social/political issues like 9/11?
Bringing the Liturgy Back to the Real Vatican II. Cardinal Burke Comments on Sacra Liturgia Conference
Layman letter to all bishops. Letter to Bishops from Mariann / Mary's Child
Fetal-Microchimerism gives new meaning to the bonding of Motherhood. How the unborn child blesses the mother and physically changes her, for the rest of her life.
Ars celebrandi et adorandi - Pastoral Letter from Bishop Thomas John Paprocki. With Ars celebrandi et adorandi, all Springfield IL Catholic Parishes move Jesus back to the center of life! YES!
To be, or not no be lukewarm; that is the question. Whether tis nobler to fight the good fight, or just smile and be nice ...
Technology: a Two Edged Sword. Technology can be used for good, or for evil.
More American Imperial Edicts Issuing Forth out of Obamunism. Archbishop Schnurr joins Rick Santorum in identifying American Imperial Edicts from this administration.
Benedict XVI's Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum; Apostolic letter on 1962 Rite.
The Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum confirms the 1962 Latin Rite as the 'Extraordinary' Roman Liturgical Rite.
The Pope's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum. Benedict XVI's Letter to Bishops on Summorum Pontificum issued the same day as the Motu Proprio.
The Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum. An 'Explanatory Note on Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum' issued by the Vatican.
A concerned Catholic spotlights Catholic funded Alinsky organizations. The Alinskyite Gamaliel Foundation underpins multiple Catholic funded Alinsky organizations.
From Shane Leslie Mattison, whose father was Elden Mattison Woolliams. Annecdotes from Shane Leslie Mattison.
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