The Argument Against Fads.

Vic Biorseth, Friday, May 08, 2009
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Changes in fashion of dress, speech, public comportment and so forth, particularly when radical or pronounced, are in essence a breaking away or a rebellion against some tradition. Youth, especially, tend to oppose traditions as traditions are increasingly introduced into their lives, and as they increasingly feel constrained by traditions. Opposing tradition, or, misbehaving, is overlooked by adults in little children; but as the child grows and matures, misbehavior is becomes less and less tolerated, and the child either adapts to and adopts the traditions, or rebels against some or all of them.

Fads of fashion.

Changes in behavior to be outside the norm are seen as aberrations in individuals. However, if more than one individual opposes the norm in the same manner, it may be the beginning of a fad, which, if it gains much popularity, may eventually become the new norm. Although this sort of thing is not always bad, it is most frequently not good. We can argue about whether the way we dress today is better than the way they dressed in the French court of Lous XVI or not, with good arguments on both sides; I happen to prefer the fashions that followed that particular fad-become-tradition.

French style and fashion had by that time reached the point where many gentlemen were prettier than the ladies, with their elaborate powdered wigs, elaborate and enormous hats, silk and lace and frilly things, including even facial makeup and perfumes. The successful “rebellion” against all of that brought about the style and fashion of the so-called Dandy, who cast off the powdered wig and all the ruffles and makeup and tights for the more modern “trousers” and suites of clothes that would look more familiar to us today, although not quite the same. It was a move in the right direction, in my opinion.

Women’s styles of the era, of course, were even wilder than those of the men, with the enormous whooped skirts, giant mounds of petty-coats, giant hair-dos and/or wigs, giant hats, incredibly tightly cinched corsets that often caused ladies to easily feint, simply because they could not properly breath deeply enough when tightly bound up in such a strange manner. One wonders how they could even eat anything.

Basically, such fashions and fads most usually come about not so much by any reasoned thought as by mindless, lemming-like herd instinct. Somebody, whether as a rebel or not, dresses or acts or speaks in a manner outside the norm, somebody else thinks that’s cool, and imitates that person. Somebody among those first copy-cats may be a real rebel, but for the most part, all others are, in essence, conformists to this new norm, which is or soon comes to be seen as avant-garde, new, hip, cool or whatever the “with-it” verbiage of the era describes as the latest thing. Generally speaking, those who are always seeking the latest thing are either rebels against existing tradition, or people who hope to be social trend-setters.

When I was a boy, we were all trying to comb our hair like James Dean or Elvis, and all the girls were wearing Bobbie-socks, saddle-oxfords and poodle skirts. It was pretty mindless, looking back on it. Most parents were pretty upset about it and saw us as rebelling against something or other; what we were actually doing was conforming, and trying to look cool. Maybe James Dean and Elvis were rebelling, but we were just conforming to the new look. Our teen idols were popular, and we just wanted to be popular like them.

That is the nature of the fad; mindless, herd instinct and conformity to a new norm.

I look around today and I’m glad I’m not a kid any more.

The in thing seems to be the prison-look, and the gangster-look, in which there is no particular part of one’s anatomy not subject to being wildly and grotesquely tattooed. Barbed wire tattooed around the neck is popular, along with tattooed tears and other “art work” on people’s faces. Piercings everywhere visible; multiple ear studs and rings and dingle-dangles, eyebrow rings, lip rings, and all sorts of booger-collector nose rings and studs and ornaments of various description. Some people look like a veritable Christmas tree. Chartreuse or day-glow orange hair, or some other wild color, all spiked up with some kind of wax or grease, maybe in a Mohawk style, or in huge filthy looking dreadlocks.

It gets worse. Clothing that is grossly over-sized for the wearer. Sleeves hanging down far below finger tips; pant cuffs dragging on the ground after covering shoes, if shoes are worn. Hats so large the person has to tip his head back to see out from under it. If there is a sun visor on the hat, it will be oriented on the head somewhere other than where it would be useful as a sun visor. Multiple, huge, great, very flashy golden (or imitation gold) chains around necks, sometimes supporting enormous gold crosses or other glittery jewelry. Some of these people look like little kids standing in a clothes hamper with piles of laundry all over them. A mound of laundry with a kid under it.

It gets worse yet. Boys fasten – or constantly hold with one hand – their pants below their butts. They’re not even smart enough to pull up their pants, or to know what a pair of outer pants is for. Some of them wear wildly colored under shorts that they want the world to see, so they keep their outer pants down below their butts to show their underwear off. Others just like to show the world their bare asses. Which, in some cases, might look better than their faces; however, most of us would prefer to not have to look at this in public. It’s not just kids; I have seen grown men displaying their asses in public in this manner.

Now, before you write this off as stupidity, it must be pointed out that stupidity is only a part of it. Yes, they’re not smart enough to pull up their pants. However, they are conforming to what they perceive to be a social norm, for their culture, or counter-culture. That is the nature of a fad. For the most part, participants are unthinking, lemming-like followers of the latest trend. It is very important to them that they appear to others to be “in” and “cool” and “popular’. Appearances are everything.

Fads of intellect.

So – what we have discussed so far are fads having to do, mostly, with public appearance, and with public comportment, and that which is known as public style and fashion. But, there are other fads that are considerably more dangerous, because they are fads regarding philosophy, or ways of thinking, and even ways of ordering ones life, and even of ways of ordering society. These are subjects that ought not to be subject to the randomness or temporary whimsy of any mere fad.

Now, the traditional way of ordering one’s mind, and of ordering one’s family, and of the correct ordering of one’s society, in Western Civilization, involves adherence to the values and principles that come out of Western Culture’s Ethos. This Western ethos is built upon the religious tenets of Judeo-Christianity, which provide the Western traditional sense of being able to tell right from wrong. At the individual level, this sense of right and wrong forms the conscience of the properly raised citizen. At the collective level, this same sense of right and wrong forms the ethos and the guiding principles of the larger culture. Indeed, it even forms the basis for civil law.

There are three major philosophical fads that have infected Western thinking to the point of blurring the Western sense of what’s right and what’s wrong in human behavior.

We have seen in the Darwinism Refuted argument that there is no scientific basis for Darwin’s theory regarding the evolution of species, and that it cannot stand on its own scientific evidence, because it has none and there is none. Even the brief Definition of Darwinism shows that all it ever had was the original “observations” that had nothing to do with the origin or evolution of any new species. You can see the details in the Darwinism page itself. Yet, today, most of the world embraces Darwinism as if it had actually been proven by someone.

Darwinism is a fad, nothing more and nothing less. The only difference between the Darwinism fad and the pants-below-the-ass fad is that the Darwinism fad was originally popularized by the pseudo-sophisticates among the elite intellectuals and so-called intelligentsia of the day rather than among the unthinking youth of the day.

Now, before you write this off as stupidity, it must be pointed out that stupidity is only a part of it. Yes, they’re not smart enough to demand evidences and apply critical thinking to it. However, they are conforming to what they perceive to be a social norm, for their culture, or counter-culture. That is the nature of a fad. For the most part, participants are unthinking, lemming-like followers of the latest trend. It is very important to them that they appear to others to be “in” and “cool” and “popular’. Appearances are everything.

It is not real science, but rather consensus, and “in-crowd inclusion” that motivates all of TTRSTF4 who publicly embrace the scientistic nonsense of Darwinism.

We have seen in the Freudianism Refuted argument that there is no scientific basis for Freud’s theory regarding the repressed memory and the subconscious mind, and that it cannot stand on its own scientific evidence, because it has none and there is none. Even the brief Definition of Freudianism shows that all it ever had was the original “observations” of Freud that could not ever be duplicated and thus had nothing to do with any definitive rules of human behavior. You can see the details in the Freudianism page itself. Yet, today, most of the world embraces Freudianism as if it had actually been proven by someone.

Freudianism is a fad, nothing more and nothing less. The only difference between the Freudianism fad and the pants-below-the-ass fad is that the Freudianism fad was originally popularized by the pseudo-sophisticates among the elite intellectuals and so-called intelligentsia of the day rather than among the unthinking youth of the day.

Now, before you write this off as stupidity, it must be pointed out that stupidity is only a part of it. Yes, they’re not smart enough to demand evidences and apply critical thinking to it. However, they are conforming to what they perceive to be a social norm, for their culture, or counter-culture. That is the nature of a fad. For the most part, participants are unthinking, lemming-like followers of the latest trend. It is very important to them that they appear to others to be “in” and “cool” and “popular’. Appearances are everything.

It is not real science, but rather consensus, and “in-crowd inclusion” that motivates all of TTRSTF4 who publicly embrace the scientistic nonsense of Freudianism.

We have seen in the Marxism Refuted argument that there is no scientific basis for Marx’s theory regarding the evolution of cultures, and that it cannot stand on its own scientific evidence, because it has none and there is none. Even the brief Definition of Marxism shows that all it ever had was the original “observations” that had nothing to do with the natural evolution of any new culture. You can see the details in the Marxism page itself. Yet, today, most of the world embraces Marxism as if it had actually been proven by someone.

Marxism is a fad, nothing more and nothing less. The only difference between the Marxism fad and the pants-below-the-ass fad is that the Marxism fad was originally popularized by the pseudo-sophisticates among the elite intellectuals and so-called intelligentsia of the day rather than among the unthinking youth of the day.

Now, before you write this off as stupidity, it must be pointed out that stupidity is only a part of it. Yes, they’re not smart enough to demand evidences and apply critical thinking to it. However, they are conforming to what they perceive to be a social norm, for their culture, or counter-culture. That is the nature of a fad. For the most part, participants are unthinking, lemming-like followers of the latest trend. It is very important to them that they appear to others to be “in” and “cool” and “popular’. Appearances are everything.

It is not real science, but rather consensus, and “in-crowd inclusion” that motivates all of TTRSTF4 who publicly embrace the scientistic nonsense of Marxism.

Effects on society.

The three major “intellectual” fads have had a devastating effect on the morality and social norms of Western culture. Darwinism provided a platform for militant atheism and secularism aimed at the religious cleansing of Western culture. Freudianism provided a platform for the promotion of the notion that man needs to loose his inhibitions, which includes his sense of sin and sinfulness, in order to free himself from any sense of guilt and live for joy and pleasure alone. Marxism provided a platform for teaching the fallacy that culture and man himself can be perfected by a social process, the end result of which will be worldly perfection – utopia – man-made heaven here on earth.

The proper sense of right and wrong is just about gone among the intelligentsia today. And it is weakening among the common citizenry.

Due to this fad-driven infection of Western thought, we have had our great sexual revolution and are now living with the consequences. We have seen Western adoption of artificial contraception and even abortion under the guise of pro women’s choice as another contraceptive method. We have seen the advance of the Homo Nazi Movement drive to normalize and mainstream homosexuality everywhere. And now we are seeing, in Obama, the government declaring the irreligious nature of America and taking charge of every aspect of formerly private enterprises.

America, like Europe who has gone before her, is now sinking into irreligion, hedonism, nihilism and social dependency. We begin to take on the trappings of a pagan culture rather than a Christian one. Just saying that a sin is a sin becomes a great social transgression, even a hate crime. Absolute intolerance is expressed at any Judeo-Christian expression or recognition of old fashioned right versus wrong. And this is coming from the top down, not from the bottom up. The lower the class of the citizen, the more likely they are to still know right from wrong and to be able to exercise simple common sense.

We have got to turn this situation around.

st, we need to recognize a fad for what it is:

a baseless popular social decoration.

Then we need to begin to return to basics, one man at a time.

Turn your face back to God, and pray for America.

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Date: Sun May 10 07:32:20 2009
From: Vic Biorseth
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Further Thoughts:

Look at the place passing fads without substance have brought us.

Today we have, in my opinion, an unrepresentative government that gained control through subterfuge and trickery. It was a gradual process in the making for years, for multiple generations. The lies of the world have now permeated our society to such a degree that we have lost sight of our founding principles and values, and we have begun to worship the world in place of God.

We have a pro-abortion government presiding over an anti-abortion populace, and we are to be denied the opportunity to prove that via the national ballot.

We have a pro-sodomy government presiding over an anti-sodomy populace, and we are to be denied the opportunity to prove that via the national ballot.

Anti-Christian rules are snuck into law via the unrepresentative regulation, court adjudication and sneaky line-item routes.

Government educators undo the Christian values we teach our children in our homes. Put copies of “Heather has two mommies,” “Daddy’s new roommate” and the Holy Bible in a public school library and see which one is censored and which ones are blessed.

Government and public intolerance of the Christian point of view is total; saying that sin is sin is “homophobic” or even hate speech. We are not allowed to express the Christian viewpoint in public without being attacked. Opposing abortion gets us labeled as terrorists. We are pilloried in the media and on stage, by comics and commentators, by politicians and even our own supposedly representative sitting government.

Yet we Christians are called to speak out against it. Not only me, but you, too. In the face of all opposition, we are called to be soldiers of Christ.

"Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man! Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.

Luke 6:22-23

The question before you regards whether you are pagan, Jew or Christian, and whether your life is to be guided by pagan values or Judeo-Christian ones. And, whether you are to continue in the tradition of Representative Government, or not.

Get off your butt and speak up. Make a difference in this kingdom and enjoy your reward in the next.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Sun Apr 22 01:19:35 2012
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So you'll accept that a fad is social decoration and can take many forms beyond clothing. People are reacting to their environment, and its basically part of the culture. But you won’t accept that religion is basically the same thing.... Its something you're taught, and its something within your environment, and its something present in the culture, and it's just as 'baseless' as baggy pants. Someone can wear baggy pants to be accepted within the herd, just as they can believe everything a certain religion says, so they can be accepted within their family, friends, or church members.


Date: Sun Apr 22 06:47:43 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Fads:

No, not quite. On a moving ship, man needs a sure peg in a fixed place to keep his balance and proper sense of direction, lest he be lost. The surest of all pegs is true religion. No matter what else changes or catches the fancy of man, the Gospel does not change. The Commandments do not change. The theological virtues and the cardinal virtues do not change. The capital sins do not change. Morality does not change. When they do change, or when man’s perception of them changes, it is the bound duty of good clerics to work to turn the ship back on course.

At a lower level, in freedom-blessed America, where we all enjoy some degree of freedom in our life choices, man still needs some fixed peg to keep his national sense of direction, and that would be the simple English words recorded in the Declaration and the Constitution. The founding principles do not change, and the Constitutional principles do not change. When they do change, or man’s perception of them changes, it is the bound duty of good American citizens to work to turn the ship back on course.

If you want to walk around with your pants hanging below your ass, go ahead; just don’t expect universal acceptance in all areas of work, leisure and recreation. That sort of thing is always going to be unacceptable in most quarters, so either get used to rejection and live with it, or just pull your pants up.

Regards,

Vic


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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.

The challenge describes Capitalism as illusory and Marxism as solid. The mixture of religion just adds to the confusion of all good realists.

Indifferentism and Moral Relativism eats away at Catholic Culture. Catholicism stands against Indifferentism. Where do you stand?

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.

Battle Line: Where the advancing secular army meets Judeo-Christian moral norms. The Secular Position (or Agenda) involves Proactive, Aggressive Anti-Theism, and not merely "neutral" Atheism.

A return to the American Ideal means a severe reduction in Government. To return to positive growth and progress means, necessarily, purging our nation from all Marxist-Socialist philosophical influence and a return to the American Ideal.

Why this hatred of Palin? What galls modern women of the Left about Sarah Palin? The blind hatred of Palin we’re seeing expressed is not merely because of hatred and intolerance of the pro-life religious moral standard.

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.

How is it that opposing amnesty for millions of illegal aliens is "arrogant"? If my pro-Catholic, pro-American, anti-alternative-ethos position is "arrogant," then, exactly what is the position of those who claim superiority or even equality with it?

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.

American Military Assault Weapons originally intended in the 2nd Amendment. To miss the point of the 2nd Amendment is to miss the point of the whole Constitution.

For God and Country – More Thoughts on America, and on National Existence. For God and Country: Comparisons of martyrdom and heroism, Sovereign Nationhood Vs. Internationalism, distinct people-hood Vs. the Global Village, and Godliness Vs. godlessness.

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.

The Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World is a must read. No decent world history course is complete without the Rabbi Meir Kahane Open Letter to the World.

Aleksandr I.Solzhenitsyn warns the American Worker and American organized labor. Solzhenitsyn speaks to us as a worker from the “Worker’s Paradise” of Communism; words of warning for all who understand the meaning of the word Liberty.

World Revolution returns with a vengeance: the rebirth of Marxism. Marxist world revolution returns, and faces far less opposition than in 1848 or the period between the Great Wars.

Our argument against public despair, hopelessness and pessimism re the future. Despair is a mortal sin, the opposite of the virtue of hope; it is a sin unto the death of the soul, a repudiation and rejection of God’s grace.

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.

Catholics learn and practice Glossalalia, in the Life In The Spirit seminars. Life in the Spirit seminars, fueling the Catholic Charismatic renewal, bring tongue-speaking "Glossalalia", and being "Slain in the Spirit", to Catholicism.

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."

Who's driving the Health Care bus? Health insurance companies "grading" doctors? Health insurance companies grading doctors: a legitimized conflict of interest. A preparatory step toward the nationalization of the health insurance industry?

On the forced use of medical boiler plate language rather than simple notes. The "little dictators" from insurance companies and government bureaucracies force MDs to use stilted, verbose, medical boiler plate language in their own documentation.

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.

Thoughts in remembrance of 09/11/2001, five years later. The changing shape of the war, the changing shape of the enemy.

The Jewish Shabbat. Description of Jewish Shabbat (Sabbath) from my Holy Land item supplier.

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.

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.

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?

If we have an inherent right to something, then, who must supply it?  Rights and Responsibilities exist in paired sets; a right does not exist in the absence of a related responsibility.  If indeed we have a right to our job, then, someone must provide it. Who?

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.

Kill the illegal alien marketplace, and illegal aliens will leave on their own. Why should we "imagine" life with no Mexico? Shouldn't the Mexicans be trying to imagine no such thing as the USA?

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?

God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. God and Nature: on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.

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.

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