Vic Biorseth, Saturday, February 20, 2010
Elitism vs Palinism discusses the scope of the anti-Palin sentiment beyond the clear and obvious opposition to the likes of Sarah Palin from the Left. Previously we talked about the Hatred of Palin, and we discussed, perhaps too lightly, the French word bourgeois, pronounced boosh-wah, in the Warning All Boourgeoisie article. What this one seeks to address is the nature of our elites, who are so infected with so many serious falsehoods which they embrace as settled science or well known facts that enjoy universal consensus – among the elites. First, some definitions may be in order.
Lately, the best and brightest among the American conservative movement, who are all out of talk radio, have been accurately describing what Leftists, Liberals and Marxists by other titles are, and what they do. It seems strange to have to say that conservative talk radio is leading the way back to Constitutional America, but that is precisely the situation here. The fire-brands who lit the fires of freedom anew are mainly three in number, with Rush Limbaugh leading the pack, followed closely by Glen Beck and Sean Hannity. Spontaneous popular movements from Town Halls to Tea Parties and so forth originally got their bread and butter political education from these talk show hosts.
Neal Boortz needs to be mentioned because of his outstanding development and publicizing of the Fair Tax, which is of enormous importance in resuscitating economic America. But, as a Libertarian, he has turned away from and forgotten God, and that is a path that leads to national doom. America needs the fair tax, perhaps even desperately; but she certainly does not need Libertarianism or any other form of pure moral relativism, any more than she needs to adopt pure evil.So, thanks largely if not almost exclusively to talk radio, and in spite of the efforts of our thoroughly Marxist SLIMC1 to silence, oppose, dilute or drown out their core Constitutional message, America is waking up to the extreme danger posed by Obamunism. America is becoming ever increasingly aware of what Liberals are and what they do and how they intend to do it.
The remaining question is who they are against, and I’m not sure too many of the Tea Party Patriots and other American conservative movements are yet fully aware of who, exactly, Marxism sees as the enemy that it must destroy. And that is why so many do not yet understand the virulent Hatred of Sarah Palin and outright scorn publicly expressed by the SLIMC1 , Show Biz, the Democrat Party, professional politicians, academics and even a lot of conservatives, including Libertarians.
I mean besides the fact that they are all some variant of elitists, and Sarah is not.
Marx hated, demonized and sought to destroy the Bourgeois. Once Marxism became a cult-fad among pseudo-intellectual elites the word bourgeois became an evil social epithet; the elites began to distance themselves from bourgeois appearances, and to hold other bourgeois in public contempt. This is a purposely popularized social sense of contempt and scorn; since Marx, educated elites always seem to see the bourgeois as utterly contemptible exploiters in need of government control. Even in America.
Marx wrote against the haute (high) bourgeoisie – industrialists and financiers who make up the hated and demonized “exploiting” class of ownership and employment. Marx also wrote against the petite (petty) bourgeoisie – shop keepers and professionals who typically work alongside their own “exploited” workers. All of them were targeted for destruction.
Now, in Marx’s day, Europe in general and Russia in particular were much more agrarian than industrial economies, cultures and societies. There were many more working on farms than in factories. In fact, the largest “class” of people in Russia were the serfs, or peasants, who worked the land.
Pre-Revolution Russia was closer to an ancient feudal society than a modern one, in that there really were fixed and fairly rigid classes of people, and it was difficult if not impossible for one to move from one class to another. In fact, until recent history, Russia never even experienced free market capitalism anything like ours.
So when Marxism sought to stir up the “exploited” Russian serfs, it was talking to an overwhelming majority of the population. When Marxism sought to demonize the Russian bourgeois, it was targeting a small minority of the population. And the Revolution still came close to failure; as we said in the Marxism page, what happened was more akin to a coup than a revolution, because there were so few participants on the Marxist side – perhaps 15,000 – and so much of the vast population didn’t even know what was going on until after the Czar was dead and a new government had seated itself. It most certainly was not a popular movement by any stretch of the imagination.
But, you see, it is a different story in America. We are not a status-class society; there are no rigid social classes here. Whatever social stratification exists in America is loose; people move into and out of one class or another with relative ease. In point of fact, the largest “class” of people in America make up what Marx demonized and targeted as the petty bourgeois, which makes up our so-called middle-class, and which is virtually personified by people like Joe the Plumber, and – guess who – Sarah Palin. When you talk about the American Petty Bourgeois you are talking about the vast majority of Americans. The very ones scorned and held in contempt by elitists of every stripe today are the very ones targeted by Marx yesterday.
Where do you fit in? Americans enjoy this thing called liberty, which goes along with and is inter-dependent with free markets and capitalism. Each one depends upon the other; if the market is no longer free, you have lost the liberty required to freely participate in it, and if you are no longer free to freely participate in it, the free market itself begins to die. A free market is driven by free participants – inventors, innovators, providers, manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, maintenance-repair, marketers, retailers, and, most important, free end consumers. We have prospered as a nation because we are free men and the whole market is free and open to all.
The goal of Marxism is a population of equals dependent upon government.
Pro-Marxism infected formal education, which predominates in our society and most societies today, thanks to the elites, will tell you that free market capitalism is a system driven by greed. Not true. It is driven by boundless, unlimited opportunity. Marxism, on the other hand, is driven by control, and un-freedom, at all levels.
The advance of Obamunism might go like this. First, the puffed-up, self-important petty bureaucrats will come around, knock on your door, smile, and say “We’re from the government and we’re here to help you.” Later, to all those who refused help, they would come around, walk in your door, and say “We’re from the government, and we’re here to take care of you.” Later, to all those who refused to be taken care of, they would come around, kick in your door, and say “We’re from the government; shut up and get on the cattle car.” All the little jack-booted bureaucrats will have been largely recruited from the ranks of ACORN, union thugs and Chicago gangsters.
Have no fear. We have taken on and triumphed over far, far more dangerous opponents than these in our American history.
If you have a small business, even if it is not your sole income, even if you have to work another job, you are one of the hated petite bourgeois. If you take in a boarder or rent anything to anyone, you are petite bourgeois. If you partner with someone else in some enterprise, you are petite bourgeois. If you have ever, or if you plan to, or if you hope to, start your own business then you are petite bourgeoisie. If your wife has taken a job or gone to school, not so much out of necessity as out of a desire to attain to something better, you are petite bourgeois. If you have ever taken a second job or done a little something on the side to earn more, you are petite bourgeois. If you make your own way with confidence through a profession or a skilled trade, you are petite bourgeois. If your kids earn extra money shoveling snow or mowing lawns, they are petite bourgeois. If you own any stock, even through a 401K or employee-benefit plan, you are petite bourgeois. If you are or seek to be a little better off than anyone else on earth, you are petite bourgeois.
Here’s the real biggee: If you think you can take care of yourself and your family and you don’t think you need anyone else to take care of you or your family, then you are petite bourgeois. Marxism demands a dependent population, and that demands the crushing of the independent spirit, by trickery, by force, incrementally or suddenly, by hook or by crook, by any means necessary, but it must be done.
I think we all know that there are many kinds of elitists. I submit for your consideration the proposition that Marxist sympathies infect and very nearly dominate just about every kind of elitism that exists in America today.
The elitist mindset always involves superiority over the non-elite. The elite, although they might not give it much thought, automatically assumes that the non-elite are just too stupid to be able to make important personal decisions in life, and that is what the elite is for, to make important decisions for inferior others. This means that the populace is not smart enough for self-government or even self-sustenance. In the elitist view, the unwashed masses are always in need of a benign elitist ruler who is of the proper intellectual pedigree to properly take care of the people. The people just aren’t smart enough to know that, because, after all, they are not the elite.
Along comes common, bourgeois Sarah. Sarah Palin epitomizes the American independent spirit, coming straight out of the American middle class. She has a strong attachment to faith family, tradition and classical Western morality. She worked her way through college; she worked at jobs; she worked a family fishing business; she did commercial fishing, among other things. She is always bright and cheerful, and she looks you right in the eye.
As opposed to the polished elitist public appearance that is dour, aloof, polished, professorial and superior. No mainstream media hack is going to take careful, studious note of any impeccable crease in Sarah’s Carhartts, nor is he likely to feel a chill run up his leg just being in her lowly, hoi polloi, petty bourgeois presence. What they feel instead is shocked, stunned, utter contempt. Who the hell does this unwashed bourgeois think she is? National politics is supposed to be an elite game, not for a commoner like this.
It is to me incredible how many otherwise seemingly intelligent people publicly declare the typical elitist opinion that Sarah Palin is somehow unqualified as a Presidential candidate, in the face of who is sitting in the Oval Office right now. I submit that Sarah Palin is perfectly qualified in accordance with the Constitution, and that she is better qualified today than Abraham Lincoln was when he ran for President. America has had quite enough of all of the supposedly better qualified “professional” hack-politicians, Marxists, tricksters and hucksters vastly overpopulating high political office today. The people are fed up with the elites.
A poll was just published showing Sarah’s numbers falling, and a breathless media pounced on it to declare the doom of any Palin political future. The declaration is made, with a straight face, that if Sarah Palin gets the Republican nomination, that will guarantee an Obama second term.Oh really?
Now, a lot can happen between now and November 2012, but I’ll tell you this. The declarations are current, and the poll is current, so, remaining current, anyone who thinks Sarah Palin would not defeat Obama in an election today is just dumber than a box of rocks. She would win in an epic landslide, running away, in all states. The notion that Sarah Palin could not possibly win an election against Obama is just plain stupid. Again, a lot can happen between now and 2012, but this is now, not then. I pray the common people will stay motivated.
The people have had it. The bourgeoisie have had it. And Sarah Palin is petty bourgeois just like us.
Being petty bourgeois makes Sarah Palin particularly qualified.
I have often said that us Right Wing Nuts have got to stick together. Us Reagan “Voodoo Economics” or Reagonomics Nuts have got to stick together. Us American Constitution Nuts have got to stick together. Us Religious Nuts have got to stick together. Us Gun Nuts have got to stick together. Us Limited Government Nuts have got to stick together. Us Free Market Nuts have got to stick together. Us Pro-American Nuts have got to stick together. Us Liberty Nuts have got to stick together. Us System-Of-Greed Nuts have got to stick together. We should accept all of the scornful titles assigned to us by the elites and wear them all proudly as badges of honor, and celebrate them.
Many champions of Communism in America thinly disguise their true spots by calling themselves anti anti-Communists rather than Communists. Well, you can call me an anti anti anti-Communist, and proud of it. Us anti anti anti-Communists have got to stick together.
Taking it to the next level, all of us American Petty Bourgeois have got to stick together. We should make the title “Petty Bourgeois” exalted, put it on T-shirts, put it on banners, march under it, and wave it in the faces and under the snotty noses of the elites. Under that banner we should then drive them all the hell out of Dodge; or at least out of political office, if not out of positions of authority everywhere.
The Limited Intellect of the Elitists. Many if not most elitists exhibit a lack of practicality, common sense and the mental skills and discipline required to do good critical thinking. They consider themselves to be intellectual, but they exhibit little intellect. Examples abound. FOX’s Bill O’Reilly “believes in” the anthropomorphic global warming hoax, which, of course, makes him just plain stupid (if not evil.) I used the term “believes in” as one would believe in God, because it comes by faith alone (or by evil complicity in the fraud.) There is absolutely no empirical evidence whatsoever supporting anthropomorphic global warming and there never has been any. Of course, Bill O’Reilly is not alone in his elitist stupidity; he has lots and lots of company.
Anthropomorphic Global Warming is a well thought out, carefully designed, very well orchestrated purposeful fraud of monumental proportions. Hugely capitalized on if not invented by Al Gore, the real purpose is to cripple world-wide free market capitalism (through environmental treaties and laws like Cap and Trade) in order to advance the Marxist agenda toward a one-world government under the United Nations, while making individuals like Al Gore obscenely rich, rich beyond imagining, at our expense.
Many if not most elitists have fallen for or participated in multiple Global Consensual Frauds perpetrated by the Eco-Nazi Front. All of these elitist-sponsored and elitist-backed theories are proven fraudulent with ridiculous ease. All it takes is a little critical thinking and careful analyses of the very statements of the theory itself. Most elitists have proven they cannot do that. In fact, they originate and they strengthen and they teach the frauds.
None of these ideas originated from us lowly hoi polloi. We are the victims of the frauds; the elites are the perpetrators and the enablers and the cheering section.How many elitists believe that the earth has a human population problem that needs to be dealt with by government(s)? Well, all of them do, of course. But we have shown in our argument refuting the false population problem that any 14 year-old kid can prove it false in about an hour or so. This one fraud feeds so many others, and it feeds evil notions, such as the one that say that HBAACOTE11 , that “justifies” cruel, inhuman and inhumane programs to deal with a problem that does not even exist.
How many elitists “believe in” the natural evolution of species? Well, all of them do, of course. Because none of them have ever applied critical thinking to the very things the theory says about itself. And that is all you have to do to prove the theory false. Among other things, it claims to be scientific, but, as we have shown in our brief argument Refuting Darwin, the theory has never even been subjected to the scientific method. There is nothing scientific about it. It has no empirical evidence whatsoever supporting it. It is fraudulent. It is materialistic dogma. It is supported by faith alone, for there is no real world evidence for it.
That’s elitism for you.
So, what’s Palinism? Well, in a word, it’s Americanism. She is us. She is not elite; she a regular citizen; she loves Constitutional America. She therefore would be an excellent representative of the rest of us ordinary non-elitist Americans who live practical lives in the real world and still know how to properly think for ourselves.
Where is God in all of this? None of us are going anywhere worth going without God. Let this be a word of warning to all patriots who seek to return us to our founding principles, and to Constitutional America: We are a Christian Nation. Never forget that. If you are any kind of a practicing Jew, or if you are any kind of a practicing Christian, then it is against your religion to ever put your religion aside, ever, for any reason, under any circumstance, in any environment, for any period of time, even for an instant. Do not not consider what your religion says about any decision you have to make or vote you have to cast.
Take a good, long look at the Ten Commandments carved into the very doors of the Supreme Court building (in the Church, State & Law page) for a graphic representation of the relationship of our religion-based Judeo-Christian Ethos that underlies our own American civil law.
The current popular theory that the anti-abortion issue is an election looser is false. It is a lie. That’s why it has never been put on a national ballot, and that’s why the champions of abortion will do everything in their power to keep it off of any national ballot. The federal government does not have and never did have any Constitutional business whatsoever ever even addressing the issue. It is not representative law; it was not legislated law; it was adjudicated into being, and it was done un-constitutionally. The Court made new law, and that is not the job of the Court.
In the historic decisions of Roe v Wade and Dough v Bolton, the Court un-constitutionally overturned legislated, representative state law all across the land. Abortion as practiced today was illegal in all 50 states. The Court changed all that, on a flimsy, immoral whim, in direct violation of states rights, and a violent overstepping of constitutional federal authority. The thoroughly disgusting history of it is addressed in the Abortion in America page.
I submit that medically unnecessary willful abortion is not and has never been popular enough to be a decisive issue in any national election. Rather, it is unpopular enough to be a decisive issue. Any national vote would go opposite the direction of all popular predictions, and the Democrats know it. That’s why it would never have even become law at the national level by the normal legislative process, and that’s why it became law at the national level by deceit, trickery and illicit action in the Supreme Court.
A strong anti-abortion stand is an election winner, almost everywhere. It could only loose an election in a few super-Liberal localities, and might not even loose an entire state anywhere in America.
The Republican Party needs primary candidates who are bold in their conservatism and in their religious faith. In any future political contest between two candidates, the candidate who unabashedly calls his future constituents to prayer and fasting will gain a significant advantage, and the one who is too timid in his faith to do anything like that, or who opposes it, is likely to loose to the one who does it. Gigantic public howls of protest will not withstand actual election results.
If we return to our original religious moral principles, all the rest will take care of itself. More than we need anything else, we need to be a good and decent people. The economy, the unemployment, the deficit, the debt, – all of most of that will be fixed by mechanical things; the Fair Tax alone, all by itself, might eventually resolve most of the physical damage done to America by Obamunism. What America needs now more than anything else is for her citizens to turn their faces back toward God and His law, in repentance, and to seek to return to live within His ancient and unchanged Covenant.
We desperately need to return to a common, national sense of telling right from wrong, and that means a return to God and to God’s Law, in our personal lives, one citizen at a time, one house at a time. We need leaders at all levels of government who will call us to do that. There are many who will not respond; there are many who will hoot and howl against any such public call for prayer from any politician. Most of them will be Democrats. Everyone will not get on board, and that should not stop the effort. What is most important is to be on the winning side, in November 2010, in November 2012, and, most importantly, in eternity.
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Date: Mon Jun 07 18:57:15 2010
"It is supported by faith alone, for there is no real world evidence for it.
That’s elitism for you."
Wouldn't Catholicism be elitism then?
Date: Mon Jun 07 20:53:28 2010
From: Vic Biorseth
No, not quite. Here is the quote in a little more context:
I was talking about a theory that was supposed to be scientific, i.e., subject to material empiricism only and not to the supernatural. Catholicism does not claim to be materialistic or scientific; quite the contrary. Religion is other-worldly and depends on faith and reason; it is material science, not religion, that is supposed to depend, solely and exclusively, upon material evidences.
Date: Wed Jun 15 02:06:12 2011
Hello Mr. Vic,
I must disagree with your assessment of Sarah Palin as potential future president. The problem is not what the media or the democrats say about Palin. It is what Palin says about Palin that scares the hell out of many people. You really ought to watch the Katie Couric interview. She stuttered and stammered her way through that interview, no clue what the Bush doctrine is, no clue what foreign policy is, no idea what is ailing our economy, cannot name a single case other than Roe vs Wade .. the list goes on. The idiot woman cannot even name a newspaper she regularly reads.
She does not have enough intelligence to even walk around a question if she cannot answer it. Tina Fey's caricature of Palin as a bumbling schoolgirl trying to bluff her way through exams was so hilarious because it hit pretty close to the center of the dartboard. The media did not play around with McCain. They could not, he knew the issues, he was too smart to fall into traps. Palin does not have the first damn clue. We need a really really tough conservative president, not a moron masquerading as one.
Date: Wed Jun 15 05:45:41 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Your submission is a classic example of effete, super-elitist, condescending snobbism. I am surprised that you are able to tolerate even my ordinariness, let alone that of Sarah Palin. Clearly, your political orientation prefers rule by an elite class over citizen rule established by the Founders. See the Anti-Inellectual Sentiment page for a treatment of that rather significant aspect of the Tea Party Revolution.
If I asked you what the Kennedy doctrine was, or the Reagan doctrine, or the Carter doctrine, you might hesitate a moment or ask what particular doctrine I was asking about. Or, maybe not, if you’re some kind of genius or clairvoyant mind reader, in which case you might instantly respond with the correct answer that would completely satisfy me, the hostile interviewer. Right?
I am not impressed with professional journalists, whom I have elsewhere herein referred to as professional liars, and I am not impressed with show-biz comedians, any more than I am impressed with any other elitist clowns.
McCain is a soft Marxist. Obama is an outright Marxist. To say that someone is a Marxist is to say that he is an anti-American, seeking the end of Constitutional America. The differences between potential American Presidents were never more stark and never more clear than the differences between Comrade Obama and Sarah Palin.
And I don’t particularly give a damn what any Leftist effete snob thinks about it.
And, by the way, Lefties are supposed to have the hell scared out of them by strong Constitutionalists.
Date: Thu Jun 23 14:42:05 2011
Hello Mr. Vic,
1. Expecting our leaders to have a long term vision and knowledge of the issues facing this country is not snobbishness. Ultimately the future of a country is more or less dependent on her leaders. I would expect my presidential candidate to be well-educated, articulate, smart, ambitious, conservative male. If that makes me a snob, then I guess I am proud to be a snob. Megan McCain was damn right when she said that the conservative movement was being high jacked by bible-thumping morons.
2. For your information, I do know quite well what the Bush doctrine is, and what the Kennedy doctrine was, and what the Reagan doctrine was. I do not have to be a super genius to answer them. A reasonable degree of education should suffice. The Bush doctrine is the most relevant of the lot. We went to two wars in the last decade based on the premises of the Bush doctrine. Most B+ college grads can tell you what the Bush doctrine is. Having a VP candidate with no idea the doctrine says is a disgrace. After all, we are not talking about designing a nuke bomb.
3. It takes real guts to call McCain a Marxist. The man spent the best years of his life in a North Viet jail, fighting communism. I agree that Obama is more of a useless talker than a doer like Bush, but even tarring him a Marxist is stretching the truth to the breaking point. You would do well to remember that Democrats are not Islamic terrorists, merely patriotic Americans with a different set of political values than us. You clearly have no idea of what you speak of.
If Sarah Palin ends up being the Republican candidate, Obama will steamroll to a victory, again, which is the last thing this country needs. Whatever you think, this country is not split equally down the middle to gun-toting right and Marxist left. They are a lot of soft right-wingers like me, some soft left wingers, and a lot of independents. These people can never stomach a moron turned hockey-mom becoming the president. Even I would rather abstain rather than vote for Palin if it comes down to that.
I pray people like you come to your senses and support moderates like Mitt Romney. That is the only way Republicans would ever see the White House again. Meanwhile, keep on with your fantasies of a Palin victory. Maybe we will meet on this blog again after the next presidential election.
Date: Thu Jun 23 20:32:11 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
My dear Ms. Disagreement:
Referring to Sarah Palin as an idiot and a moron is indeed elitist snobbishness, of the worst order. You clearly would prefer the elite company of the likes of Katie Couric, Tina Fey and Megan McCain, none of whom even know what the word conservative really means. Perhaps you haven’t been paying attention to what universities have been turning out these days, but for your information the average American B+ college graduate today is a near semi-literate. Just take a look at Obama for an example of Americans with advanced degrees.
You don’t have the first clue what the Kennedy doctrine was, and you will have no clue until I tell you which one I’m asking about. Same thing with the Bush doctrine.
Re McCain’s soft Marxism, If it takes guts to call a spade a spade, then I’ve got the guts to do it. I said it way back in October 2008, in the 2008 Election Forecast page, and he hasn’t changed his spots since then. So what if he was a war hero? So was Benedict Arnold. The two things have nothing to do with each other. When it comes to picking a national leader core philosophy and guiding principles are far more important than military record, or any other factor.
As for Obama, his own written and spoken words clearly identify him as a died-in-the-wool, flat-out Marxist. You can read his own recorded words on the matter in The Marxism of Obama page, and in The Obama Ethos page, and probably a lot more pages and their following discussions. Obama’s Marxism cannot be denied. That is to say that Obama’s anti-Americanism cannot be denied. Marxism and the American Constitution are absolutely incompatible, and diametrically opposed.
Like a lot of elitist snobs, you don’t even know the difference between the Left and the Right in American politics. Let me give you a little elucidation. I’ve been over this ground before, multiple times, so permit me to copy here the last time, from a discussion after the Rabbi Meir kahane’s Open Letter page:
Sarah Palin doesn’t need anyone to explain that to her.
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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.
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.
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.
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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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
Prof. Libor Brom
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.
Dr. Ben Carson, Champion of God, Family, Country and Decency in Government. Ben Carson can return America to being a Constitutional Republic once again.
A submission from someone who would be Pope. If all the last five or so Popes have been invalid Popes, then, where's the valid one? Why, Brother Michael, of course!
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