The last Barbarians in the modern world are, I submit, those who follow the false ideology of Marxism, and those who follow the false ideology of Islam, which masquerades as an actual religion. Both ideologies present a false face to the outside world; both pretend to somehow uplift man, or save him; both, in fact, are different paths to ruthless barbarity in the name of power, plunder and slaves.
I define barbarian perhaps a little differently than your favorite dictionary, which probably defines it as pertaining to an alien people or a culture considered in some ways to be inferior to the native people or culture. I suppose the dictionary is correct, as English goes, but I do not personally consider the Bushman, or the Indian, etc., living out in the wilds somewhere to be a barbarian. They may be inferior in some ways, perhaps, but superior in others. When I use the term barbarian I am referring to a people or a culture that does not produce anything or make anything, or just go to the open and free market, whether with anything or for anything. They take what they need from other peoples and other cultures, and they take it by force.
So it was with historic barbarians, as with the Vikings, the Vandals, the Visigoths, the Turks, the Huns, and so many others. In pre-colonial American times, so it was with many of the Indian tribes. So it was among many tribes in Africa and in Asia. The people would hit some point where, for whatever reason, they couldn’t make a decent living anymore where they were – or, they freely chose not to make a living by their own work anymore – and they “went barbarian” and began marauding and robbing other peoples and cultures for profit.
They still wanted wealth, but they only wanted to consume it; they no longer wanted to be the ones who produced it. They could see plenty of wealth around them available for the plucking. And so they turned to barbarism, by which I mean, a combination of open piracy, conquest and ruthless dictatorship.
The end of the medieval era of marauding hordes of barbarians came about because of the inexorable advance of the Judeo-Christian religion around the Mediterranean and across Europe. It was the Christian feudal lords who ultimately tamed the various barbarians and stopped, then turned back the advances of Islam. Most of the old barbarians were assimilated into the larger culture, adopted their religion, and with it, their Ethos, which is to say, their common, community sense of telling right from wrong.
This ethos is what formed the bedrock for common law, from the Magna Carta to the American Constitution. It was based on the Ten Commandments, summarized into the Two Great Commandments, and it was then, and still is, the best, highest and most recognized morality in the world. Living by it meant, in the main, living in peace. Internal threats to this common morality usually resulted in violence; threats to it from outsiders usually resulted in war. Love of neighbor requires adhering to God’s law and living in peace.
However, European Christians amply demonstrated that they retained a bit of barbarity themselves, by the dictionary definition, among them as they set about “colonizing” other continents, where they almost universally considered the native inhabitants to be inferior to themselves. The difference between colonization and ruthless conquering is great; however – almost as if they were conquerors – the Europeans rapidly took advantage of the produce of lands that the natives previously ignored, or were unaware of. From minerals to tea, to rubber, to fossil fuels, to whatever the land contained or could produce. Much of this is not a pleasant history for Westerners to read, for it immorally took serious advantage of less fortunate peoples and lands.
Probably the best thing the European colonists left behind, when they eventually were either driven out or they just left in exasperation and exhaustion from native unrest, was their Judeo-Christian ethos – their religion-based morality. Many natives were converted to Christianity, but even among those who were not, there was a new recognition of the wrongness of unnecessary killing, of stealing, of dishonor of parents, of adultery, of dishonesty, of coveting and so forth. In some cases these morals reinforced similar preexisting native morals. These rules involve the specific Commandments by which men are instructed to treat their fellow man; the “rule set” which forms a recognized community morality, and provides a broadly recognized basis for civil law.
Judeo-Christian morality has thus become known and recognized throughout the world, even among peoples who stand far from the Judeo-Christian religions. The Judeo-Christian ethos, more than any other factor, was responsible for the taming of the barbaric heart, one barbarian at a time. The anti-barbaric nugget at the heart of this ethos is the notion of sanctity of human life, which is best expressed in the notion of love of fellow man. Within the culture of Western Civilization this, primarily, is what is meant by the term Civilization.
An expanded definition of “barbarian”, then, to Western man, would apply to a people who are not civilized, in the sense that civilized men do not wantonly attack, murder, rob or enslave others. In Western, i.e., Judeo-Christian societies, such behaviors are considered to be uncivilized, which is to say barbaric. Civilized peoples do not generally make war on each other, while barbarians will generally make war on anyone they think they can defeat. They keep proving it, again and again. The very existence of barbarians in the world means that civilized men, however distasteful war may be, must always be prepared to make war against barbarians. Freedom has an ongoing price.
The Judeo-Christian Ethos and Western Civilization found it’s highest and best expression in the United States of America. The Declaration Of Independence and the American Constitution concretize the highest ideals of Western man, enforcing limited government, separation of powers, the notion of the sovereign citizen and a legally restrained government.
In imperfect America, we find the expression of individual Liberty at its best. No society before or since has built more wealth, been more charitable, achieved more peaceful progress, attained a higher standard of living, championed more freedom, defended itself and its allies with more alacrity, or defended the right against the wrong as well as has the USA.
But, America is still imperfect. Of course. This leaves an opening for attack by those who do not know or recognize the nature of fallen man – those who lack proper Judeo-Christian understanding of man and of The World – through which to destroy or replace America in the name of achieving worldly perfection. This – the wish to make everything perfect – is the chink in the armor of America that is being exploited by the last of the barbarians. It enables the recruitment of otherwise good American citizens as unwitting allies of the anti-American barbarians.
Marxists are barbarians who hold the silly superstition of atheism, although they will often mask that fact and publicly pretend to follow the faith of the populace. It was not always so.
We lightly went through the history of man’s misguided “Social Perfection” movement in the World Revolution Returns page. This quest of man to achieve absolute perfection in the social order coalesced into Marxism. In its infancy, Marxism presented itself openly as Violent Revolution with which to move human society as quickly as possible from imperfection to perfection. It never worked, because, in general, the people would not revolt. You can’t have a popular revolution with only a few revolutionaries.
So Marxism changed its stripes, and, at least partially, went underground. The most successful revolutionaries learned to “swim in the sea of the people” and pretend to be other than what they were. The most successful soldiers of Marxism took off their Marxist uniforms, became spies and mingled with the people they intended to conquer. Marxism began to take in little nibbles what it failed to take in immediate bloody revolution, using tactics perfected by the likes of Hegel, Cloward and Piven. Every crisis was to be an opportunity. Whether the crisis was real or imaginary, whether natural or a Marxist invention, it was to be taken advantage of in such a way as to centralize power in government. When power was centralized enough, it would be seized.
We lightly went through the history of this process in the Fatal False Premises page. Marxism absolutely depends upon an ill-informed or a miss-informed populace for success. Marxism thus infects first the arenas of education, journalism and intellectualism. It then sets about making the people believe things that are not true, and to make them believe that more government is good, and that government is the proper solution to whatever current problems are in the news.
The first step is secularization, getting the people to turn away from God and from their religion. After that, everything gets easier. Using the already secularized courts, Marxist organizations like the ACLU12 , Marxist dominated “public” education, the Marxist propaganda of the SLIMC1 and the careful, studied, logical arguments from the world-recognized WBESSWG17 experts, Marxism slowly coaxes the people out of individual independence and into total dependence upon government. The people don’t even see it happening. They act as though hypnotized. They no longer apply critical thinking to anything. They no longer know how to apply it.
You don’t have to look too far into history to see the utter barbarity of Marxism. The Soviet Union, the Nazi-conquered nations, the Warsaw Pact and other nations behind the Iron Curtain, China and the nations behind the Bamboo Curtain, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and others. There you will find the killing fields, the death camps, the show trials, the farm communes, the factory communes, the forced labor camps, the destruction of families, the suppression of religion, the suppression of speech, controlled news, controlled print, controlled thought, and more, as solid empirical evidence that Marxists are indecent, merciless, godless and ungodly absolute barbarians.
The semi-Marxist, almost-Socialist, so-called “Social Democracies” of Scandinavia and Western Europe have not yet suffered the crushing enslavement of Marxism; it isn’t their turn yet. It is coming to them. Their power has already migrated from the people to the government, and it is centralized and ready to be seized by someone ruthless enough to seize it. But not yet; America will be first. In the meantime, “socialized” Europeans are as contented as simple cattle, chewing their cud and gently mooing on their way to the slaughter house. They are convinced of their own superiority to Americans, in their greater simplicity of life, their lack of need for all of the great “toys” Americans seem so anxious about. They have been mesmerized into thinking they do not have to produce anything, for their wise and benign government makes them comfortable and gives them all that they need. The unseen problem is that nothing is free, and their governments, like them, are running out of money.
When God is gone from the scene, people become truly stupid. They sneer at what they have been taught is American “greed” while the statistics measuring their own national levels of depression, alcoholism, suicide and other social-breakdown factors rocket. Apparently their only real pleasure in life is running Americans down.
Moslems are barbarians who either hold or pretend to hold the ideology, or, if you will, the “religion” developed by seventh century Mohammed. It was from the beginning a military strategy wrapped in an ideology dressed up as a religion, and its whole purpose for being was military conquest on a potentially global scale. Like Marxism, it depends upon an uneducated or miss-educated populace, or one easily dominated and directed under physical threat, to gain “disciples” who will become or produce future warriors for the cause.
When “Islam” burst forth out of the Arabian desert it was for military conquest, pure and simple. Those it conquered were converted, enslaved or killed. Mohammed established Islam by force of arms; Saladin and others would later cement it and spread it, even into Europe, by force of arms. There was nothing subtle about it; it was military conquest, pure and simple. There were no willing conversions; free will had nothing to do with it. Free will is not allowed under Islam; the house of Islam is the house of submission. Free will and blind submission do not go together.
The first Europeans to encounter Islam recognized it at once as a twisted, heretical perversion of Roman Catholicism. There was simply no mistaking it for anything else. Islam recognized, for instance, the miracle of the virgin birth of our Lord and the special sanctity of our Lady; however, they recognized our Lord as a mere prophet – a mere man – and they recognized another prophet who was superior to Him. A new prophet named Mohammed who was superior to God Personified. Jesus Christ was not God Incarnate, He was a mere man. The Europeans recognized this nonsense as a “new” revelation outside the sacred Depositum Fide, which was closed forever with the death of the last Apostle. Any new “public revelation” made after that is recognized as heresy. The Gospel message does not change.
But Mohammed was never a Catholic, and so he was not a Catholic heretic; he was born and raised a pagan, worshipping the moon, the particularly silly “moon stone” and various silly idols at the Kabba in Meca, in the manner of his father, whose name was Allah. He got bits and pieces of the Catholic Gospel from travelers in caravans, and cobbled them together in his masterpiece of military strategy, ideology and religion, which became Islam. We talked about the confrontation between Islam and Western Civilization in the Medieval Crusades page.
Many Americans are not even aware of the fact that, up until around the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson, Moslems were taking and selling Europeans as slaves. As many as 1.5 million Europeans, and Americans, were taken in pirate raids on the high seas and sold as slaves. The Moslems were so bold as to actually sail in on their corsairs and raid European towns and villages in the manner of the Vikings of old, not only murdering, pillaging and burning, but taking people as slaves or as hostages for ransom. In one case they took the whole population of an Irish town as slaves. Some nations were actually paying tribute to these Islamic pirates to ensure safe passage of their own ships on the high seas.
Many more are not aware of the fact that black slavery was invented and developed into a major industry by Islam. Islamic barbarians took and sold the first black slaves to unscrupulous Dutch and other slave traders, to be carried off to Europe, the Caribbean and the Americas. Islam took white slaves to sell or trade in Africa and the East, and Islam took black slaves in Africa to sell or trade in the West. In point of fact, Islam continues to forcibly take black slaves in Africa, for sale, to this very day.
When America won her revolution and gained independence, it thereby forfeited the protection of the British navy. American commerce and American citizens were being taken by Islamic pirates, most notably in the neighborhood of Gibraltar. The source was the powerful Islamic caliphate of the Barbary Coast, which roughly comprised present day Algeria, Libya and Tunisia. This piracy not only took Americans for ransom or slavery, but it threatened to strangle Commerce of the new fledgling America. Something had to be done, and that something, eventually, brought about the birth of the American navy.
Early on, Thomas Jefferson began looking into Islam to find the source of this enmity toward the West. Eventually, he took the words of one Sidi Haji Abdrahaman, the Ambassador to London from Tripoli, to heart. He had asked Abdrahaman by what right the Mohammedans, or Musselmen, behaved in such a barbaric way as to attack ships, rob commerce and take slaves and hostages on the high seas. Abdrahaman answered that the “right” was founded in Islam; specifically, the right
” … was founded on the Laws of the Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have answered their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as prisoners, and that every Mussulman who should be slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise.”
Abdrahaman further stated that some relief from this punishment could be gotten by paying a tribute to Tripoli, and also by paying a separate tribute to himself personally. All of this Jefferson reported to the Secretary of State and to an astonished Congress. Later, as President, one of President Jefferson’s first acts would be to dispatch American warships to deal forcefully with this matter. Which they did; however, in hindsight, they (and Jefferson) could have been more forceful. They took no action to destroy or occupy or control the Barbary Coast, or to overthrow the reigning regime; they acted only to free slaves and exact an oath from the defeated enemy to leave American ships and citizens alone. Perhaps it was all America was militarily capable of doing at the time.
As we see today, nothing was really settled.
You don’t have to look too deep into history, and you don’t have to look too far around yourself today to see that Islam is absolutely cruel and barbaric. They actually practice saying the flagrant categorical lie that “Islam is a religion of peace.” Islam has never, in it’s entire history, been peaceful, or anything other than warlike. The closest Islam has ever come to being “peaceful” is during periods of relative military weakness or periods of truce, while it builds itself up for the next round of war. The mission of Islam toward you is to convert you, enslave you or kill you. That has never changed. It was true in Mohammed’s day, it was true in Jefferson’s day, and it remains true today. The teaching has not changed. The Koran has not changed. Islam has not changed.
No one else in the world does the horrific things Islam does to grow itself at the expense of the non-Islamic world. No one else in the world is as absolutely intolerant of other views, other opinions, other religions, other forms of government, other cultures, other values, other legal systems or other social orders. Islamic intolerance of the other is at the murderous level.
No one else in the world insists, in a truly murderous way, on everyone else being extremely super-sensitive, not provocative and not even the slightest bit critical of anything at all about Islam, Mohammed or the Koran. A simple thing like a cartoon at the expense of Islam can set the whole Islamic world ablaze in murderous destructive riots, as we have already seen.
Standing alone, against the temporarily united utter barbarities of Marxism and Islam, is us – the United States of America, under the leadership of our Dear Leader, Comrade Caliph Obama and his ruling Marxocratic Party. That should give us pause.
Marxism failed miserably in its march to world revolution, and so it changed tactics and changed colors, like a chameleon. In the here and now, Marxism has taken off its revolutionary military uniform, masked itself to hide among the free American citizenry and insist upon its American legal rights. Freedom of speech and press grants the cover for Marxists to promote absolute egalitarianism, redistribution, collectivization, a controlled economy and other Communist Manifesto notions that are absolutely destructive of America and the American Constitution.
Islam failed miserably in its march to world domination, and so it changed tactics and changed colors, like a chameleon. In the here and now, Islam has taken off its military uniform, masked itself to hide among the free American citizenry and insists upon its American legal rights. Freedom of religion grants the cover for Moslems to promote sharia law and to gradually obtain dominance over more and more American territory, establishing notions of Islam that are absolutely destructive of America and the American Constitution.
We are expected to tolerate absolute intolerance of us in our own land, in the name of tolerance.
General Benedict Arnold was a spy. One who sneaks about behind enemy lines while out of uniform and not identifying himself as an enemy soldier, while seeking a military objective, is not subject to the normal rules that apply to soldiers in time of war. Benedict Arnold was executed. Marxist spies and Islamic spies among us deserve the same treatment. Marxism has been at war with America (and with all notions of liberty, sovereignty, etc.) since the Communist Manifesto was written. Islam has been at war with America (and with all notions of freedom from Islam) ever since the Koran was written.
Now, I don’t care if the offender is a President, a Senator, a Representative, a Governor, a Mayor, a Justice, or whatever; if the offender promotes or defends notions such as redistribution or the growth or expansion of Islam in America, or any other such notion that is so clearly and obviously against the American Constitution, America and the grand ideals of America, then I view that offender as an anti-American agent provocateur and spy. The only other possibility is that the offender might be so ill-informed and so naive as to be imbecilic or stupid.
For probably all of my life America has been being systematically secularized; all references to Christianity have been scrubbed from the public square and from all public discourse, in a most religiously intolerant way. Now, suddenly, with the Ground Zero Mosque story, all of America is to do an about-face and be super tolerant if Islamic sensibilities. Suddenly, we are all about religious tolerance, but only in the name of Islam. Why?
Because Marxism and Islam have united in an unholy alliance of barbarians to reduce America and the American ideals to a destroyed, impoverished, burning pile of rubble. After that, they will turn on each other and fight for the right to plunder the world.
Everybody on our side – and I mean everybody – who opposes the Ground Zero Mosque shouts that “nobody is saying they can’t build a mosque” and that “nobody is opposing the religion of Islam”. But, I do, and I am. I have opposed Islam from the beginning. Islam, from its birth, has declared war on us; it is not radical Islam, or any subset or branch of Islam. There is no such thing as radical Islam, and there is no such thing as moderate Islam; there is only Islam. There is only one Koran. And, despite how our Dear Leader has repeatedly described it, there is absolutely nothing holy about the Koran. All you have to do is read it, and you will know that what I am saying is true.
American law makers have had no trouble at all suppressing Christianity in the public square. What’s so special about Islam?
Everybody also seems to waffle on identifying our Dear Leader, Comrade Caliph Obama, as an out-and-out Marxist. But I do. I marked him as a flat out Marxist from the very beginning. Even so, freedom of speech and press requires tolerance of speech promoting the Marxist ideals of collectivization, redistribution and so forth; right? Maybe. But when it comes to actually codifying these things into American law, and adjudication legal cases in favor of Marxist principles, we have come to a point where our own government has become our enemy, and is actively and purposely destroying our Constitution and our nation, in direct violation of their own oaths of office.
Common sense dictates that we not tolerate deadly intolerance of us.
Elsewhere among the pages on this site I have predicted that Dear Leader Comrade Caliph Obama intends to destroy America as we know it, in multiple ways, with multiple “crises.” That he will use some opportunity or excuse to suspend the Constitution and take over the government as dictator. That he intends to preside over a ruined and humbled America as he turns his attention to his own ascendancy in the world, via the UN or any other international vehicle of use. I pray that I am wrong, but I remain convinced of his intention.
However, America is now so aroused to the danger that the element of surprise is long gone. We may now be as ready or more ready than the first American revolutionaries were at Lexington and Concord. He will fail. But things have now gone so far that I do not see how we can come out of this as an intact nation without bloodshed. Let us here resolve that if violence is to come that it will not come by our hand. We must also resolve to finish it, once it starts. Pray that any violence will be scattered and local. But know this well: freedom has a price, and anyone not willing to pay the price does not deserve to keep it.
We have already talked about The Way Out of this mess. We have got to take the Senate, execute multiple impeachments, force a special election and start over with a new government free of barbarian influence. Then we need to sweep Marxist ideology and Islamic ideology out of our culture, beginning with the classroom and the newsroom.
Then we may be able to go back to our imperfect but tolerant American way. Some of you may call my Pope the whore of Babylon and run me down as a Papist, and I will not punch your lights out, although I will respond. Some Christian may call a Jew a Jesus killer, and the Jew will not get violent, although he may be expected to respond. A Jew may accuse some Christian Scripture or some sermon as being anti-Semitic, and nobody will get physical about it, although someone may respond. I may challenge your theology, and you may challenge mine, but the argument is verbal, and we all recognize the right to have our differences, and to give voice to them.
Or, we can take the route most of us usually take, which is to not discuss our theology at all with people of other faiths. We can do this because we are civilized; we are not barbarians. Our common national Judeo-Christian ethos tells us that our salvation is a matter of our own God given individual free will and the exercise of our free will choices in life. And so we argue, or not argue, and so we get along, in this rough, unkempt, imperfect thing we call America. We all agree on those Commandments dealing with our common morality.
We couldn’t do that if any of us were barbarians. Barbarians are too intolerant for that sort of thing. What we civilized men hold most in common is less our theology – the first few Commandments, describing our relationship with God, and the way we interpret them – than our morality, driven by those following Commandments that describe man’s relationship with his fellow man. This is our American Ethos, and even in its wildest diversity, it is Judeo-Christian. It is the basis for our law, our Constitution, our country and our people-hood. That is what civilizes us. That is what differentiates us from barbarians.
You must look to our founding documents, and nowhere else, for our American legal and moral “rights.” The American Civil Rights movement was early on infiltrated and infected with Marxist notions. Martin Luther King was a Baptist Minister, and as such, I am sure he was diametrically opposed to Communism. He was a very good man. However, even he, and others, showed the affects of Marxism’s sneaky, underhanded intellectual intrusion into the movement by references to such things as the right to “economic equality,” which is a purely Marxist idea.
Economic equality equals Marxist redistribution. You cannot achieve economic equality without forfeiting individual liberty, and individual liberty is the same thing as the right to pursue happiness. The right to pursue happiness / right to individual liberty is the source wealth creation, and the source of what President Reagan called American Exceptionalism. You will gain “economic equality” only at the expense of all of your civil rights, with the sole exception of one and only one right, that being, the right to be exactly the same as everyone else. Economic equality can only be achieved under brutal totalitarianism. I believe Martin Luther King, like many others, was tricked into adding such notions into his worthy and blessed movement, without proper application of critical thinking to the notion.
The American Flag is more than a mere national banner. It means more than just the American national flag. Since the first one was sewn, it has been the Banner of Liberty, and everyone in the world knows it. Everyone on earth recognizes it. People have risked life and limb to come and live under it; people have sold or given away all that they had just to get to America. Nations have turned to our flag when they were in jeopardy from barbarian onslaught, and the American flag came to their aid. It stands for not just a nation, but for decency, honor, truth, protection, religious freedom, individual liberty, and a chance, an opportunity to change your own condition by your own effort.
Today the American flag stands alone against barbarity in the world.
That’s why all Marxists hate it; Marxists are barbarians. No Marxist American will truly honor the American flag, in his heart.
That’s why all Moslems hate it; Moslems are barbarians. No Moslem American will truly honor the American flag, in his heart.
Neither Marxist barbarians nor Islamic barbarians will ever tolerate such things as religious freedom, individual liberty, or the American Constitution and Bill of Rights as written. All barbarians are intolerant of such things.
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The contemporary conservative American forum out-classes modern journalism. Wading through the bloggosphere pays off when one finds a really good conservative American forum, blog or website.
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Returning to American Founding Principles offers a return to national salvation. American Founding Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
Return to American Constitutional Principles is the path to national salvation. American Constitutional Principles are reawakened by the mortal threat to the nation posed by Obamunism.
American Constitutional Doom: Our own political process is destroying us. American Constitutional Doom made inevitable by parasitic enemies within America.
The Democracy-Open Society problem: Does it spell doom for Democracy? The "Redirection" and the increasingly Open Society born of Democracy. Inevitable chaos?
Warning all bourgeoisie: Obama will destroy the middle class. Take fair warning all bourgeoisie, i.e., members of our vast middle class: the Marxists despise you and intend to conquer you once and for all.
In support of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. American Nationalism and American Patriotism have been demonized long enough.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
Three fatal oversights of the top conservative cognizanti: Glenn, Rush and Sean. Beck, Limbaugh and Hannity are on the right track, but just nibbling around the edges of who the enemy is.
It’s Liberty versus Marxism and Islam, which cannot coexist with Liberty. Liberty versus Marxism and Islam: the epic contest of this historic era.
Can we outlaw Islam in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
Can we outlaw Marxism in the USA and still be a free thinking society? I say we can and should outlaw any ideology that seeks the elimination of Constitutional America.
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Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
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.
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Against diversity for the sake of diversity. Why do Marxists always seek more? Our argument against diversity for the sake of diversity, which weakens and ultimately replaces ideology and ethos.
Opposing affirmative action / equal opportunity programs as racist. Affirmative action (racial preference) requires racial exclusion, which is, definitively, racism.
Are we really a racist culture, or are our blacks just a bunch of crybabies? If America has produced more black self-made millionaires than any or all other nations, then, how is it that America is seen to be a racist nation?
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Athenaeum courses consistently taught that the early Church condoned slavery. This teaching is clearly false. Yet the Athenaeum of Ohio LPMP program, in multiple courses, officially taught that the Church "changed" its teaching on slavery.
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Argument against National Health Care, which is, in fact, Socialized Medicine. National Heath Care equals Socialized Medicine, pure and simple. Medical Practice is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
It's The American Ideal and our Constitutional Government Vs the Global Village. This election, alone, is unlikely to completely undo America, as a nation; but it may work in that direction. It is of vital importance to you as an American.
Anti-American Politics, pure and simple, describe Democrat Party strategy. Anti-American Politics are practiced by all Leftists. Marxism, at any level, is antithetical to the very idea of America. To be Marxist is to be an anti-American.
Argument Against the Anti-American UN: Why do we support such an antagonist? The staunchly anti-American UN has a major goal involving world governance, and America is in the way of that effort.
My anti anti-American arguments are attacks on falsehoods, in support of truth. American Communists hide their true identity and disguise themselves as anti anti-Communists. Using their playbook, I hereby identify myself as an anti anti-American.
The anti intellectual sentiment: Where does it come from? Marxist Academia and the Anti-Intellectual Sentiment.
Boehner’s Folly: will it doom Constitutional America? House Leadership and Boehner’s Folly purposely fumbled and turned over the ball on the one yard line.
Boycott the airlines until they stop the groping and begin profiling. Boycott the airlines; if you can’t go on a company plane or drive, don’t go at all.
Catastrophic Spending: Change You Can Believe In. The most dangerous Change in all of Obamunism is Catastrophic Spending.
The Global Village concept seeks to replace National Sovereignty by default. Marxian "Global Village-ism" makes major inroads among outlaws, and among elitist intellectuals.
We argue against income minimums and caps, and for a free and private market. Income minimums and caps are Marxism’s “moral” bait to gain popular support for Socialism on the path to typical Marxist absolute dictatorship.
True, the world oil supply is limited; but, so are the stars in the universe. "The world oil supply is cruising toward depletion" is the Chicken-Little call from the Left. But it ain't necessarily so.
Marxists and Moslems: The Last Barbarians. The last barbarians not yet converted or conquered by Western civilization are Marxists and Moslems.
Our argument against fads, fashions, popular trends and herd instinct. If speaking against fads makes me square, un-cool or un-hip, then so be it. All fads are, in microcosm, expressions of rebellion against tradition.
If an American Redirection is underway; we all need to look at it. Reviewing some implications of the newly coined Science / Democracy Obversion theory underlying the new American Redirection.
Refuting Separation of Church and State as a Constitutional Principle. If Separation of Church and State cannot be found in our Constitution, what makes it a Constitutional Principle? Nothing. It is NOT a Constitutional Principle.
Of the four Republican candidates left standing, only Santorum gets it. Romney? No. Gingrich? No. Paul? No. Only Santorum gets it.
Definition of Capitalism: Economic Organization based on Private Property. Any true definition of Capitalism must state that it is purely an Economic system, not a Government system, and it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government.
God and Nature: on the Nature of Things, established by the Creator of Things. on man’s Perversion of the Nature of Things, even with the best of intentions.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Introducing Glenn Beck Progressivism, and the depth of the hidden movement. Glenn Beck Progressivism: the unseen and unrecognized advance of Marxism.
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?
General Commentary Pages
Various unrelated topics that stirred thought and provoked writing (or quoting) at one time or another. The Everything Else Bucket.
Explaining the word "American" in Catholic American Thinker. Retaining our distinct American identity in an increasingly Marxist - Scientistic - Collectivist larger world.
Explaining the word "Catholic" in Catholic American Thinker. How do does the Catholic American Thinker retain distinctly Catholic identity and free thinking within mostly Protestant American culture?
Argument: The Good, The Bad and The Pointless. On the Reasoned Argument. (In the absence of reason, there is no valid argument.)
Political Parties: Redirecting allegiance away from the nation. Political Parties demand first obedience to the Party, not to the Constitution, slowly poisoning the nation.
Agent Provocateurs: Manipulated manipulators inflaming Ferguson MO. The agent provocateurs are defrauded fools defrauding and fooling a dumbed-down populace.
Treacherous Cronyism is bringing Western Civilization down, from the inside. America, Christianity, Judaism, ALL, are being laid low from within, via Treacherous Cronyism.
On Theory Dominating Substance, in science, religion, morality, and culture. Everywhere we look, we see the theoretical trumping the substantial, up and down the line.
Can we find actual Evil inside the Catholic Church? Well, why not? The war between Satan's kingdom (the World) and the Kingdom of God, and Evil inside the Catholic Church.
A Personal Relationship with Jesus Christ deepens faith and faith commitment. A Personal Relationship with America deepens love of country and patriotic commitment.
The "Top Down" Catholic Revolution by Bishops Against Established Doctrine. The "Bottom Up" Catholic Revolution by Laymen For Established Doctrine.
On PC Stupidassery: Political Correctness Insanity. PC Stupidassery; a Political Platform, supported by indoctrination, propaganda and a fooled population.
The 2014 Mid-Term Elections Cometh: Here we go again. Next Tuesday, the 2014 Mid-Term Elections are upon us. What are we going to do about it?
Anathematizing anathema: the predictable result of the denial of evil. In a world that denies the existence of evil, anathematizing anathema itself is the only anathema allowed.
The Ebola Setup: Another possible trigger for the final revolution? The purposeful government infection of America, through the Ebola setup. Why?
Work at home jobs that have had me. A long, costly and unsuccessful run at work from home jobs that didn't work for us.
Truth versus Agenda addresses the simplest of problems greatly complexified. Truth versus Agenda examines the contest between reality and its opposition.
Vic has Iron Weights for sale; Mama says they have to go. Lots of iron weights for sale; all have to go at once, in one sale.
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.
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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