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American Nationalism and American Patriotism.

Vic Biorseth, Saturday, November 05, 2011
https://www.catholicamericanthinker.com

What is it about American Nationalism and American Patriotism that makes Democrats cringe, academics raise an eyebrow, teachers shake their heads, journalists drop their jaws, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters openly mock and jeer? How did each of these seemingly disparate groups each come to despise America so?

I submit that there is nothing wrong with nationalism that is not associated with Socialism. Indeed, there is everything right with nationalism that is opposed to Socialism. I submit that there is nothing wrong with pure nationalistic pride, or nationalism, in any truly decent and worthy nation. In America, a truly decent and worthy nation universally known as the land of the free, I submit that nationalism equates to patriotism, and that there is nothing wrong and everything right with both.

The simple fact of the matter is that Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters are indeed not the disparate groups they may seem to be. What they all have in common is that they have all been bitten by the same Marxist bug. They all lean so far Left as to be ready to fall over.

American Nationalism and American Patriotism are popularly demonized everywhere, with charges ranging from jingo-ism to Nazism, with being ridiculed as super-simplistic, low-brow, irrational and even dangerous to civil order. To be an American patriot is to be some kind of moron. To be an American nationalist is to be a potential terrorist, of all things.

Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters have a very loud public voice; they appear to be, or to represent, a majority in America. This is a false impression. They are a very loud and very visible but rather small minority here. Their public footprint is so oversized that they terrify the professional politicians in the Republican Party, known as the establishment Republicans.

These professional Republican politicians – the ones who are not already somewhat Marxist themselves – always seek to please, pacify, associate and align themselves with the Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters, at least in appearance, in the mistaken belief that that is the only possible path to political victory. They want to be popular. Popularity is politically more important to them than principle. They seek less to represent the people, or to represent any principle, than to win elections. That is the nature of the purely political animal.

Anti-American Sentiment comes in two predominant flavors: Western (or Marxist,) and Eastern (or Islamic.) In recent years, and for at least the second time in history, the Marxists and the Moslems seem to be uniting in an uneasy alliance against – predominantly – America. They are aligning with each other primarily against the liberty of man, and liberty happens to be one of America’s three national foundational principles. If liberty is to be eliminated in the world, then America as founded must come to an end. Neither Marxism nor Islam can ever hope to rule over the entire world so long as man enjoys liberty anywhere on earth.

If you have read Marx, then you know that Marxism seeks and intends to subjugate and rule the world via the path of revolution. To this end Marxism makes heavy use of deceit and treachery, in the evil belief that the ends justify the means.

If you have read the Koran, then you know that Islam seeks and intends to subjugate and rule the world via the path of war. To this end Islam makes heavy use of deceit and treachery, in the evil belief that the ends justify the means.

If you still have common sense, then you know that no one is ever going to subjugate and rule the world so long as anyone anywhere enjoys and defends liberty – the ability and intention of making one’s own decisions, regarding religion, politics, business, or what to do with one’s own life. Liberty and subjugation are mutually exclusive things.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are three of the God-given inalienable rights of man enshrined in our national Declaration of Independence. They are listed there as the very purpose for being of our American government. When these rights of man are no longer protected, but are endangered by our government, then that government needs to be thrown off, and a new government rebuilt, in order to preserve these rights of man. This Principle is far more important than Popularity. Principle comes before mere politics. Principle comes even before Representation by popular vote. These rights are inalienable rights; these rights cannot be voted out of existence.

Again, principle comes before representation; that’s why we are a Republic rather than a Democracy. A purely Democratic system may be demonstrated by the image of two wolves and a sheep coming to majority agreement on what to eat for dinner. Or it may be demonstrated by a lynch mob, deciding whether or not to hang someone currently in disfavor. The ayes have it; get the rope. But, you see, we are a nation of laws, not merely of men, and principle always comes first. When we the people lose track of that basic moral idea, we are doomed as a great nation.

Pursuit of Happiness means the ability of a man to ethically, morally and legally work as he pleases and act in his own self interest. The unique American ideology surrounding life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness has been falsely demonized by Marxism and attacked as Evil Capitalism; Greed-Based System; Corporate Greed; Exploitation of the Masses; Exploitation of the Worker; etc., etc., etc. Many generations of educators and of the educated have been raised on this pure Marxist evil propaganda. It is pure Marxist anti-Capitalism and anti-private property rights dressed up as something that is supposed to be somehow moral. The anti-Capitalist sentiment that predominates among the elites in America has no truth in it and has one and only one originating source: Karl Marx. Past personages such as FDR, Dewey, Keynes, etc., may have modified it, but the original source remains Marx, and its proponents, whether they know it or not, are Marxists, and therefore anti-Americans.

American “public” education, which was created in the first place under the inspiration of the Communist Manifesto, teaches a “new” morality, in which covetousness is championed under the title of Social Justice. It’s all wrapped up in the notion of a lack of equality in the distribution of - everything. This is the deceitful promotion and creation of Marxist class warfare where classes do not even exist. It flies in the face of American foundational principles.

“Wealth” is falsely taught as a zero-sum pie, that may be divided up. Children are taught that “the rich” have most of it, “the poor” have practically none of it, and that’s that. But it isn’t a zero-sum game; wealth constantly changes, and changes hands, and all of it, if you could count it, is not the same figure even from moment to moment. People make wealth; government spends it.

If you work at whatever you do to earn your daily bread, and you earn more than you need to feed, cloth and shelter yourself on a given pay day, the excess over what you need is called profit. Another name for profit is wealth. Both words are considered obscene words in Marxist thought. But you have profit, and you may save it, invest it, spend it or squander it as you please; you made it, and it is yours. This is not brain surgery. An individual citizen making more profit than what he needs immediately to survive is the only way on earth that wealth is created. Including corporate wealth; corporations are made up of people, and they are created by people who made use of their profit, and sometimes the profit of others in the form of investments, to form a corporation.

But Marxist Social Justice demands the government establishment of a Commissar of Abilities to determine your ability to work for you, and a Commissar of Needs to determine your needs for you. Then the wise and beneficent government can issue you your work quotas, and, after you fulfill your work quota, issue you just enough pay for survival. In a worker’s paradise, who needs more than that?

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are all mutually exclusive with Marxism, and with Islam. The American ideal requires a large sphere of private human activity that is beyond the scope, reach and control of government. I consider my legal and ethical personal activities to be none of my government’s business. But Marxism and Islam, both, seek government control of all human activity, none of which is considered “private” or in any way protected from government reach.

We said in the Refuting Obama webpage that Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, is a professional Marxist revolutionary. That is all he has ever done. Comrade Madam Hillary, on the other hand, has described herself as a Progressive, as exemplified by Teddy Roosevelt.

Question: What’s the philosophical difference between a Communist and a Progressive?

Answer: Nothing whatsoever; Progressive is the newer and kinder, gentler name for the Communist movement.

Question: What’s the strategic or tactical difference between the two?

Answer: While brute force and bloody revolution is not out of the question, the Progressive would prefer to achieve Marxist domination one little nibble at a time, growing government bureaucracy and shrinking the private sphere of human activity. While one little nibble at a time is not out of the question, the Communist Revolutionary would prefer the quicker route of brute force and bloody revolution.

The Revolutionary may be expected to take larger bites, rather than little nibbles, toward the ultimate goal while preparing for actual revolution. The Progressive may be expected to join the revolution with gusto once it gets going and looks like it may succeed. The ultimate goal is the same for both: an absolute dictatorship sitting on top of a giant bureaucratic pyramid of underlings, with a bottom layer of petty bureaucrats directing, controlling and herding a crushed and subservient populace. As we said in the Refuting Marx page, everything else Marx wrote about, especially his Worker’s Paradise, is an absolute fraud. Marxism is a treacherous and deceitful path to dictatorship, pure and simple.

Real Marxists want to displace the hated bourgeoisie, and become the new bourgeoisie. Marxism thus is seen to be class warfare whose goal is to create the ultimate social classes, with the dictator in the supreme position, and multiple layers of bureaucratic classes beneath him, and the lower class, fixed forever, being the “equal” populace. It will then be the job of government to keep the populace as equal in poverty as it is possible to keep them.

Why we will survive this onslaught of Obamaunism involves the continued existence of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. Despite the best efforts of our predominantly Marxist elites – again, the Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters – these elites, although very loud and visible, are a distinct minority here, and their opinions and ideals are minority opinions and ideals. They have not, and I pray that they will not, yet broken the important links between parents and children, and between Churches and congregants. Parents still have more impact on their children than their teachers, and pastors still have more impact on their congregants than their news anchors, although the Marxist educators and the Marxist journalists are always gaining ground.

The great Tea Party awakening involves a resurgence of American Nationalism and American Patriotism. The Tea Party was born of the clear and obvious Communist threat posed by Obamunism. It involves a recognized need to return to First Principles in American government. People are now going back and re-reading their founding and constituting documents, their American Declaration and their American Constitution and Bill of Rights. They are becoming more and more wide awake to how far the system has drifted away from our founding American principles over the last hundred years, and the alarm bells are ringing.

Our government has become a behemoth; most of our government is now extra-constitutional government. We are now primarily ruled by nameless, faceless appointed bureaucrats who make unrepresentative, un-legislated regulations, with full force of law, in direct violation of our beloved Constitution, and it was done with the full approval, and instigation, of our supposedly representative elected office holders, predominantly (but not exclusively) of the Democrat variety.

"We cannot expect Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find out they have Communism.'' – Nikita Khrushchev Marxist Fundamentals.

It is long past time for a thorough house cleaning in American politics, and the people are waking up to it.

American Nationalism and American Patriotism demand that YOU return to our American foundational principles. It is up to YOU to do this. If YOU don’t do it, it won’t get done. Do not expect any of your long-sitting elected “representatives” to do it for you; your long-sitting, long-established professional politicians have all proved that they are all either too stupid and incompetent, or too evil and treacherous, to be trusted with the task.

America needs more Tea Party supporting and supported candidates in Republican races, to co-opt the Republican Party and return it to First Principles. We need solidly American Nationalists and American Patriots in control of both houses of Congress, and in the Presidency and Vice Presidency. First and foremost, we need Obamunist damage undone and repealed, and that means a conservative victory of epic proportions in the 2012 election. We need to withstand, survive and come out on top of whatever contrived “revolutions,” economic depressions, wars or invasions that may be purposely set upon us between now and then.

We need the Fair Tax to simplify American life by eliminating income and all other taxes, in favor of a sales tax. We need to Fast Track the Fair Tax to get it installed immediately without waiting for the required Constitutional Amendment to get rid of the Income Tax. We need to cut annual federal spending by two-thirds to three-quarters by eliminating our big fat bureaucracies, as we said in Shut Down Unneeded Bureaucracy. All these bureaucracies do, for the most part, is strangle business and individual prosperity with nonsensical regulation, and move us toward, as Khrushchev predicted, one day waking up to find ourselves Communist.

My Choices for President are three, and the differences between them in my estimation is about the thickness of a human hair, or less.

  1. Michele Bachmann
  2. Herman Cain
  3. Rick Santorum

My main reasons for supporting these three are that, since Sarah Palin is not running, they are the strongest champions of Tea Party (meaning American First Principles) positions among the whole field. They have, from the start, been rock solid champions of our Constitution, of cutting Obamacare, of cutting taxes, of cutting spending, of strong defense, border security, and of getting America back on the right economic track. Which means changing tracks and getting off of the current track leading to dictatorship.

Herman Cain is currently under attack for his unprepared, amateurish and un-polished response to a typical SLIMC1 attack involving an unspecified charge that they want him to provide the specifics of, and do their journalistic jobs for them. The so-called sexual harassment slander seems to be being dropped, but the heat is raised on Cain’s poor response to the unsubstantiated and even unspecified charge. The Establishment Republicans are in full concert with the Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters in highlighting Cain’s un-preparedness to respond to a scandal charge. See?

In their view, he should have a professional staff in place to handle bimbo eruptions; he should have a strategy in place in case a dead paramour is found under water in his car; he should be fully prepared to adroitly deflect questions regarding whether he committed perjury before a Grand Jury, and so forth. In other words, if he hopes to be President, he should be a professional politician, just like them. Instead, he is coming across as some kind of ordinary citizen who imperfectly but honestly and un-politically answers questions as they are put to him, and who is fed up with the way Washington is being run.

The more they attack him, the more they endear him to me.

Romney is an on-again off-again conservative, a truly professional highly polished and beautiful politician who knows how to play the public and play the political game to win. Most of his history is Liberal. Obamacare is based on Romneycare. He will waffle on any issue that blows with the popular political wind. I will only vote for him if and when he is running against the Democrat candidate in the general election.

Perry is weak on treatment of criminal aliens receiving tax paid benefits, showing how he has aligned himself on the popular side of local political issues despite the important American principles the positions violated. His support of HPV vaccinations for little girls shows his weak moral code, because that particular issue is a flat out moral issue – anyone who says otherwise is either lying or stupid. HPV is a venereal disease acquired by skin contact in the genital area and thus condoms are useless as protection against it. At question is whether little girls ought to be vaccinated against HPV so they can get out there and fornicate with safety, or whether little girls ought to be taught about chastity and purity until marriage. This is not rocket science. Cancer should have nothing to do with promoting or even condoning lifestyles of random “safe” fornication or any other form of un-chastity. I will only vote for Perry if and when he is running against the Democrat candidate in the general election.

(Note that Democrats, academics, teachers, journalists, popular entertainers and other Marxist America-haters will disagree on any moral issue, for they oppose our national Judeo-Christian Ethos and they recognize no universal moral norm. In current news, among other abominations, NY public schools are now officially teaching children how to properly perform oral sex while wearing braces on their teeth. I have heard no outcry from any public school teachers about this. While one should not make broad, sweeping generalities, I think it is safe to say that the overwhelming majority of public school teachers are just a bunch of filthy Clintons. I mean pigs. Not only do they do not know right from wrong, but they teach moral degradation to our children, for pay, which comes from our tax dollars.)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is a towering intellect and a true scholar, but sometimes I think he is too smart by half. He is usually the most experienced and successful professional politician in any group he stands in. He appeared in an ad with Nancy Pelosi promoting Al Gore’s fraudulent global warming agenda and the need for government involvement in “clean energy” initiatives. He has opposed Tea Party candidates in favor of Left-leaning Republican candidates – remember Christine O’Donnell? America needs fewer professional Republicans and more ordinary citizen representatives in office. I will only vote for Newt if and when he is running against the Democrat candidate in the general election.

Ron Paul, while perhaps the most expert of all candidates on economic issues, is so blindly pacifist and anti-defense as to be an actual menace to our national security. I will only vote for Ron Paul if and when he is running against the Democrat candidate in the general election.

Bachmann, Cain and Santorum have all pretty well convinced me that they will stand on principle before popularity, and that they actually mean what they say. They are not actors, and they are not as polished and professional as the others in the field. Any of the three would be a good President who would begin leading us out of this mess. I just wish they would pick up on their very real ability to Fast Track the Fair Tax immediately, without waiting for the required amending of the Constitution. All are champions of the Fair Tax. If Bachmann doesn’t end up President or Vice President, I pray that she might become the next Speaker of the House; she would be a good one.

The key reason they stand out in my estimation is that they are more like ordinary citizens than professional politicians. They talk our talk and walk our walk. While our nation’s founders were not dummies, by any means, I tend to believe the theory that they, for the most part, were more ordinary than exceptional men of their day. They were challenged by circumstance, and they rose to the challenge, and they did exceptional things. Their brilliance was drawn out of them by the challenges they faced; none of them began life hoping to be or become successful politicians, of all things. America is in need of leadership drawn out of ordinariness, if that’s a word. What we don’t need is leadership by establishment Republicans who might “seek common ground” in order to “bring us all together” with those whose ultimate goal is the destruction of the American ideal and the establishment of another Marxist dictatorship.

The Democrat Party must be soundly defeated, to the point of being crushed.

Old Glory is immediately recognized by everyone who sees her. Everyone on earth knows what that flag stands for. It is not just a national flag, representing merely another nation.

It stands for Liberty, and everyone who sees it knows it.

It stands for Opportunity, at the individual level, and everyone who sees it knows it.

It’s the reason my grandparents came here in the first place, and probably yours too.

Under that flag, an individual will be left alone by the government, and protected by the government. It is not the flag for those who want to be molly-coddled and taken care of. It is the flag of Independence.

If you want to be a dependent, which is another word for slave, you need

to go somewhere else. Here, a man who is nothing can become something, because he will be allowed to profit by his own work.

Profit and wealth are not dirty words under this flag.

America was made rich by poor people who came here to make something of themselves. Many, perhaps most, came here with nothing. The stories are legion.

I have always felt that the type of immigrant America should encourage and welcome the most is the one with the least; the one in most need. Not the best educated, or the wealthiest, because they do not come here to become something.

The wealthy do not come here to contribute, but to retire in comfort and safety.

The poorer man will generate wealth, and a rising tide raises all ships.

Once again, just for memory’s sake, read the famous inscription of Lady Liberty, who stands upon the broken chains of slavery:

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
– Emma Lazarus, 1883


We need elected leadership that will encourage the elimination of strangling regulation and bureaucracy to allow the poor man to profit. That includes local government. Why, just as one instance, should a would-be taxi-driver be required to buy a “medallion” or other taxi-business authorization for many thousands or tens of thousands of dollars, just to start a taxi business? If a man wants to run a rickshaw, pedi-cab, motorcycle side-car or whatever, what the hell business is that of any level of government? If a man wants to mow grass, trim bushes, or virtually anything else that is legal and moral, he should be unrestrained by regulation and bureaucracy. Let the free and open market decide who profits the most in whatever business.

That’s what America is about. It’s called Opportunity.

To Life. To Liberty. To the Pursuit of Happiness.



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Smart-Assed Acronym Hover-Link Footnotes: For the convenience of those readers using devises that lack a mouse, these footnotes are provided for all webpages, in case any webpage contains any hover-links. (If you don't have a mouse, you can't "hover" it over a link without clicking just to see the simple acronym interpretation.)

SLIMC1 Secularist Liberal Intellectual Media Complex
GESGOEAEOT2 Gradually, Ever So Gradually, Over Eons And Eons Of Time
PEWAG3 Punctuated Equilibrium's Wild-Assed Guess
TTRSTF4 Them There Real Scientifical-Type Fellers
TTRSPTF5 Them There Real Smart Perfesser-Type Fellers
TTRSJTF6 Them There Real Smart Journalistical-Type Fellers
SNRTACBT7 Surely No Right Thinking Adult Could Believe Today
STNSEACPB8 Surely Today No Serious Educated Adult Could Possibly Believe
WDN9 We Don't Know
BMDFP10 Baboons, Mongrel Dogs, Filthy Pigs and ...
HBAACOTE11 Human Beings Are A Cancer On The Earth
ACLU12 Anti-Christian Litigation Union
FLORMPORIF13 Flagrant Liar, Or, Mindless Parrot, Or, Innocent Fool
MEJTML14 Marxist Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
IEJTML15 Islamic Ends-Ends-Justify-The-Means Liar
MPAV16 Marxist Principles And Values
WBESSWG17 Wise, Benign, Elite, Super-Scientific World Governance
TRMITM18 The Reason Man's In This Mess
IYI19 Intellectual Yet Idiotic
TTRSCBTF20 Them There Real Smart Catholic Bishop Type Fellers

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Date: Sun Oct 06 06:11:44 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Updated page, adding the line “ … who stands upon the broken chains of slavery.” just before quoting the inscription on the statue of Liberty.

The broken chains at the base of the statue are an often overlooked but very important part of the whole monument.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Sun Nov 06 23:24:18 2011
From: Catherine
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Location: Sidney, New South Wales, Australia
Comment:

This is the most unique and positive depiction of Nationalism I have ever encountered. I wonder if you might be a bit too conspiratorial in your approach.

”We need to withstand, survive and come out on top of whatever contrived “revolutions,” economic depressions, wars or invasions that may be purposely set upon us between now and then.”

Would you care to elaborate? What grand conspiracy would bring invasions, for instance, to the US?


Date: Mon Nov 07 06:42:47 2l011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Catherine:

No, I’m just trying to not be shocked by whatever comes next. We have a clear Marxist – not just someone who philosophically believes in redistributionism in the name of “Social Justice,” but an actual active revolutionary, in the Presidency of the United States. He won’t just think about advancing Marxism, he will do something. He already has, and already is. By leaps and bounds.

Who knows what behind the scenes negotiations or deals he might have made or he might make with his Marxist comrades in Russia, or China, or Cuba, or wherever? His goal is to destabilize and perhaps topple America as a world power. And not just America; the overall goals of Marxism are of a global scope.

See the Refuting Obama page, and the Refuting Marx page, and the Refuting Mohammed page.

This is serious business.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Thu Nov 10 05:03:38 2011
From: Tim
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If the sexual harassment charge against Herman Cain was manufactured, then how do you account for the fact that he paid 45,000 dollars to the woman in question?


Date: Thu Nov 10 05:31:44 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Tim:

I don’t, because he didn’t. It was an employment separation agreement to which he was not a party and not a signator. Charges were made, found to be baseless and dropped. For whatever reason – we don’t know because of the non-disclosure agreement that was part of the separation agreement – some time after that the woman left employment, either voluntarily or involuntarily, and was paid a full or partial separation package. Herman Cain had nothing whatsoever to do with that.

All I see here is smoke, mirrors, dirty politics and distraction.

In my opinion, Cain made a major error in volunteering to take a lie detector test, because there is no such thing as a lie detector, nor is there any such thing as a truth detector. All any polygraph can measure is physical things, such as pulse, blood pressure, respiration, perspiration, galvanic current, etc., etc., etc. None of those things have anything whatsoever to do with truth or falsehood. The determination of whether someone hooked up to a polygraph is being truthful or not is a very strictly and exclusively subjective determination made by a fallible human operator. There is absolutely nothing objective and certainly nothing empirical about it. Use of a polygraph is of highly questionable scientific value, because the operator has such wide leeway in making a determination, and the operator may be biased one way or the other.

In the interest of fairness in any legal system that assumes innocence until proven guilty, if anyone should take a lie detector test it should be the accusers, not the accused.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Tue Nov 15 21:58:29 2011
From: Diane
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This is supposed to be Catholic?

Go read Mark 4. Christians are supposed to share alike in all that they have, and that is not what you are proposing here. Go read Matthew 25, the blessings and the curses regarding how you are to treat your fellow man. That is how you bring upon yourself a blessing or a curse.

Are you even Christian at all?

Also, the Republican candidates you support the most are the least experienced, the least knowledgeable and the least likely to win against Obama. I thought this was supposed to be a website for thinkers.


Date: Wed Nov 16 05:45:06 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Diane:

Yes, I am a Catholic, and yes, I am a Christian.

What you lack in your understanding of the Scriptures you refer to is an understanding of the Rule of Subsidiarity. First, you take care of yourself, for if you let yourself go to pot you will do no one any good. Then, you take care of your spouse and your children. After their needs are seen to, you take care of your extended family members, your neighbors, and the members of your Church family.

Then, when you encounter a stranger in dire need, you do what you can, and you recruit help from family, friends, neighbors and Church members for additional aid. You, personally, do not help everyone on earth that is in need.

Here are the verses from Mark 4 that I think you are referring to:

[32] Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.
[33] And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.
[34] There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of what was sold
[35] and laid it at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to each as any had need.

This is referring to a primitive Religious Order, not a complete social structure for all of society. This is how the Apostles and their followers lived, now that they no longer fished or did any other normal work. To this day, that is how members of religious orders – at least those who still live in community and follow a discernible rule – live and interact with each other.

Nowhere does the Bible recommend a restructuring of the secular government or the whole social order, or any kind of revolution. Nowhere.

See the Catholic Communism page for how Von Mises described early Marxist attempts to force-fit and shoe-horn Communism and Christianity into the same philosophical pair of shoes.

What this points up is the importance of self reliance, and of family, and of religion. Note that Marxism opposes self reliance, and opposes family, and opposes religion. Marxism seeks to take out all possible avenues of support and help for the person in need, leaving only the government as a possible savior.

That means that the government must take from all to give to a few, which is not charity. It begins an inevitable spiral that leads to everyone becoming a dependent rather than an independent actor in his own self interest.

Giving willingly from your own possessions is charity. Giving from anyone else’s possessions is not charity. Marxism would take from you solely and exclusively to give to someone else – or so Marxism falsely claims. See the Refuting Marx page for the real intention of the great fraud of Marxism. The real but hidden goal is dictatorship; everything else is sham.

Regarding the candidates I support, for me, principles, ethos, morality, virtue and ideology come first. I care not one whit for experience or polish or political skills. Rush Limbaugh has stated, I think correctly, that Elmer Fudd could beat Obama, if he ran a pro-Constitution campaign.

How experienced was Comrade Obama, peace be upon him, before election? His only two jobs were as a grass-roots Communist organizer, and a college classroom indoctrinator. I mean lecturer. And that was after he wrote his memoirs. Talk about conceit – how many other men wrote their memoirs before they ever did anything?

You seem to have a problem with the experience level, knowledge and political acumen of the most ideologically pure and the most principled and moral among the Republican candidates. Have you ever considered how experienced the Founding Fathers, including the first several Presidents, were at running a country? How experienced were they in national-level economics, or foreign affairs, or making new law, or in politics of any kind, let alone running any political campaign? Do you think they were somehow born experienced national leaders?

The two things I look at in candidates are Principles, and Ideology.

Regarding Principle: I will support men of virtue with high moral and ethical standards who will stand firm on Principle. If their morality and ethos match my own, and I believe they will stand firm on Principle, I will support them, and expect them to make good, sound decisions Representative of that high morality and ethos. I will trust them to do what is right, and leave them to do that on their own.

Regarding Ideology: The ideology of Comrade Obama and his Democrat Party may be found, point by point, in the Communist Manifesto. The ideology of my preferred candidates may be found in the American Declaration of Independence.

I will vote for virtuous pro-American candidates of high integrity, moral fiber and principle, and then I will stand back and let them do their job.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Thu Nov 17 06:44:19 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

Updated the comment above to make the reference to the Communist Manifesto into a link, and the Declaration of Independence into a link, so you can open and read them yourself and judge whether or not what I say is true.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Tue Dec 06 21:58:23 2011
From: Allicia
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How do you feel about Cain now that the Ginger White story came out and he dropped out of the race?

Can you not see that your chosen few candidates cannot possibly win the final election against Obama?


Date: Wed Dec 07 05:41:16 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
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Allicia:

(This is a sad day of reflection for us; it is, of course, Pearl Harbor day; it is also my dear mother’s birthday, may she rest in peace.)

If Cain had not dropped out, I would have dropped him from my first tier choices to the second tier, containing Romney and Gingrich. The reason is not that anything was proven against him, but that his personal integrity and honor were successfully breached, in my estimation, by this whole story. Good Christians are supposed (and expected) to avoid three things:

  1. Avoid sin.
  2. Avoid the near occasion, meaning, the very opportunity to sin.
  3. Avoid even the appearance of sin or impropriety.

Cain’s relationship with Ginger White was a secret relationship. She was not a friend of the family. He knew her for years, and he paid her money. His wife was unacquainted with her and knew nothing about her or whatever her husband paid her. There is therefore something about this relationship that cannot stand the light of day.

I would not vote for Herman Cain in the primary. If he won the Republican nomination I would still vote for him against Comrade Obama, peace be upon him.

The only two Republican candidates left with unblemished honor and unshakable adherence to American principles are Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum. I will vote for one of them.

You are very mistaken in the belief that they cannot win an election in America running against a flat out died-in-the-wool Marxist.

Democrats, establishment Republicans and many if not most “conservative” pundits and experts are completely out of touch with the American people on this. The circles they travel in are small. They interact only with the super-elites around the country, with the SLIMC1 and with inside-the-beltway Washington high society.

This includes such luminaries as Carl Rove, Charles Krouthammer, Brit Hume and even Ann Coulter. In this elite but rather insulated intellectual circle it is just common knowledge that is it is almost impossible to beat an incumbent President with a billion dollars to spend and the undying support of the media. But, you see, they only talk to each other.

None of them attend any Town Hall meetings, or any local Tea Party meetings, and they do not have a finger on the pulse of the American people. They don’t have the first clue as to how pissed off the American people are, not only at the sitting Democrat regime, not only at the “establishment” Republicans, but at them.

Establishment Republicans have an ulterior motive: they are just as corrupt as the Democrats, and if Tea Party candidates take over the Republican Party, the scandalous political gravy-train stops.

Again, Rush Limbaugh is right on the money. Elmer Fudd could beat Obama if he could articulate the American conservative message and directly attack Obama on his life history, his Marxist philosophy, his associations, his writings, his speeches, and his un-Constitutional and scandalous actions in office. So could Daffy Duck. So could Porky Pig.

The differences between the two political poles in American politics have never, ever been more stark and clear. The American people know this. Only the elites and the super-intellectuals are still in the dark, and blithering at each other about how only this or that candidate could have a chance against the incumbent.

That’s just nonsense.

Regards,

Vic


Date: Wed Dec 14 23:48:18 2011
From: CrazyLady
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If Carl Rove, Charles Krauthammer, Brit Hume and Ann Coulter are not conservative enough for you, then who is?

Also, what about Rick Perry?


Date: Thu Dec 15 06:35:47 2011
From: Vic Biorseth
Comment:

CrazyLady:

I am not saying that they are not conservative, or even not conservative enough, but that they are too parochial, or provincial; they don’t get out much, at least not beyond their inside-the-beltway and super-elitist intellectual circles. The tight little circles of in-the-know elitists they rub elbows with all “know,” with absolute certainty, that candidates such as Cain, Santorum and Bachmann never had even the ghost of a chance in this election.

What do they base this certain knowledge on? Polls, and what the media says. Where does the media stand, politically speaking? Solidly on the Left of all issues. Where do the polls come from? The Leftist media. From the way poll questions are slanted, to the population samples involved, to the editing, interpreting and final reporting, the polls are overwhelmingly media controlled. And the polls, and the media, and the elites, all agree that there is one and only one Republican candidate who can win, and if you vote for anyone else, you are throwing your vote away, because that candidate cannot win.

Even Hannity, of all people, has betrayed the fact that he is somewhat infected with this thinking. He repeatedly recommends that his listeners, in the upcoming primaries, vote for the most conservative candidate who they think can win. I say you should throw out the advice regarding who you think can win; if a candidate gets no votes, he will not win. The primaries are more important than the general election; your state primary is your only chance to pick a good Republican candidate. Don’t listen to pollsters or the media or Hannity. Vote for the most solid conservative Republican in sight.

Don’t let the media pick our Republican candidate again. Any of the current candidates can beat Obama in a general election. Don’t think about the general election now; think about the best Republican out there, and to hell with what popular opinion says about any of them.

Put aside candidate’s positions on current issues, like Obamacare, national debt, taxing and spending and all other things leading us to national disaster, and get back to basics.

Look for the candidate who will support life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Look for the candidate who will support and enforce the Constitution as written in plain English. Look for the candidate who is highly moral, decent and above reproach. Look for the candidate who loves God and who loves America as founded and established. Look for the candidate who will defend God, and who will defend America, as founded, with their dying breath.

Elect that candidate, and everything else will take care of itself.

Talk show hosts will tell you that no candidate is perfect; pay no attention to that. Seek perfection in a candidate; seek the most perfection you can find. Always strive for perfection.

Where I put Perry is in the second tier, along with Romney, Gingrich and now Cain. Previous to his last revealed personal problem, my only problem with Cain involved his willingness to “correct” the Fed rather than find a way to abolish it completely. All of these second-tier candidates look at some of our very serious problem bureaucracies that were born of the Communist Manifesto with a view toward improving them somehow, rather than getting them out of America.

Regards,

Vic


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