Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Here's Where New Leaders Come From

Refugees from the world's hell holes know what those places are like. They don't want to see those evil forces, and those that are allied with them in their new homes, gaining sway on the shores that were once havens. If you can't follow them, at least heed their warnings and act like men.

A Pakistani apostate now resident in Spain wants the Spanish government to ban the Koran. From Gates of Vienna No Quran in Spain.

This is the plea of a refugee, “Imran Firasat,” who is aghast that those who rule his new home would consider giving the terror he fled a new crack at him by permitting it a foothold.

The West was once the place to which refugees fled; and to the United States most of all.

For what we permitted to happen to our country in the last few generations, we should be horsewhipped.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Expressing Joy for Life Itself

This is one of those tunes and arrangements from the swing era that carried the West through WW II. It stands homage to that one song that lights you up. After you hear it once or twice, you can understand why some tyrannies cannot tolerate music at all.



I've Heard That Song Before                                   

Monday, February 27, 2012

Quote of the Day: Creating Hell on Earth

Some of Wretchard's best insights he writes down in his comments to his own blog.
I think we may find that there are no doors to Hell. The devils stay in there because they do not want to come out. What keeps them in is their pride in being wrong; the idea that they are better, even if they are wrong.

That is what will keep the Left to its course too. They know they’re wrong. But they will never admit it. Of all the things they love, nothing do they worship more than their own feet. -- The Corruption of Culture

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lincompoops

Apparently the AP has endorsed the recommendations of the newest victimogues who go by the not atypically type of name for left-wing racialists: the Asian American Journalists Association.

Asian American Journalists Association releases guidelines on Jeremy Lin media coverage



Who exactly elected these linatics the official spokesmen for Asians? Only the latest group to whose pronouncements members of said group better adhere or be declared the equivalent of Oreos. Asians or those of Asian ancestry better adhere to the diktats of the AAJA or be declared Uncle Lins.

The Agency of Lies will not rest until it can find victims in every group on earth so another bunch of Left-wing scum (as in the Jacksons and Sharptons) can garner some power and money for themselves while enslaving the rest of us with speech codes and thought control and double-think.

I surely hope the dextrosphere does not give a moments rest to the AP and the rest of the crowd who tries to foist every form of Political Cowering on the rest of us individuals. Fight back people.

For a start: instead of calling them ninnies, just call them linnies. Dripping with scorn of course.

**Update**:
About 16 hours later, Wretchard at The Party Line has gathered evidence that strongly suggests all that we are witnessing is part of a single piece that actively aims to disturb our peace. The members of the Belmont Club are sure to add their witty insights too, so it may prove entertaining to read their comments after about 24 hours.
Victimoguery or not, when Lincompoops such as the AAJA may arise out of nowhere to be instantly recognized as policy czars, what sort of ninnies are the rest of us?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Another Troublesome Feature of This Overlong Primary Season

Today I received yet another email request for money, allegedly for the purpose of making phone calls, to defeat Romney in the Michigan primary next week.

Rick Santorum is doing everything he can to fight Romney on TV right now. Unfortunately, that means he doesn't have much money left over for critical voter identification and get-out-the-vote phone calls that need to be made in the next 24-48 hours. That's where we come in.

Our plan is to spend the next 72 hours calling Michigan voters, identifying Santorum supporters, and getting them out to vote on Election Day. In a close election, it could be the difference between defeating Mitt Romney and allowing him to be our GOP nominee. [Emphasis in original]

Their stated goal was slightly above $30K. I'd be more than happy to contribute if I felt it wasn't going to pay media for anything. Money being fungible, who the heck knows what they'll do with any excess? (I've come in contact with professional political background guys many times over the years, and each time I felt I needed a shower immediately afterward.)

Gee. You'd think that maybe instead of money they'd be seeking volunteers to aid in making phone calls. (And based on my own behavior lately, I'm not even sure it will help. I screen everything coming in, and hardly answer any non-personal calls anymore.)

Yes. I know the problem with that approach. Who can the campaign trust? I could see Romney or Obama supporters volunteering to call on behalf of Santorum. And the Santorum forces should believe them, right?  Bzzzzz.

Well, perhaps by reading a few blogs and seeing who is likely to be a Santorum supporter, or at least an anybody-but-Romney type, they'd be better off leaving comments at sites such as this and asking for volunteers.

Gee, why would *I* be suspicious of purely money soliciting emails like this one?

Damn I'd like to help, but I'm constrained by the worry that my money has a greater chance of going directly to keep alive our worst enemy -- the numerous media outlets -- so it may continue to peddle its lies to further its Draconian agenda.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The 280th Anniversary of George Washington's Birth

It's no wonder today's pygmies have removed his name from the annual national holiday honoring his birth.

I suspect he modeled his behavior on that of Cincinnatus, the man most important for the survival and traditional ethics of the early Roman republic. (It's almost impossible to get anyone today to understand the huge difference between that republic and the tyrannical empire that subdued it.) 

George Washington embodied both greatness and humility, the most uncommon of combined traits. This is the man whose actions and sacrifices were so significant in establishing a home offering temporal liberty for all mankind.

God bless his soul and deliver us from those who hate what he represents.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Agency of Lies Forcing a Religious Test On the Wrong Candidate

The No Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution is found in Article VI, paragraph 3, and states that:
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
The excessive concentration on Rick Santorum's beliefs amounts to a religious test conducted in the court of public opinion.

It  is coming from both the Left (major TV and newspapers) and from the Right (e.g. all of Salem(witch) Broadcasting's talkers either directly or by snide implication.)

Meanwhile, Barack Hussein Obama attended Islamic madrassa  in Indonesia when very young, had two fathers who were Muslim. And we are to suppose that the young Barack Hussein never had to declare allegiance to Allah (to which apostasy garners the convert to Christianity a fatwah)? The agents of the Agency of Lies have declared questioning Mr. Obama on this out of bounds since day one of his appearance on the national scene.

The good news is that America will not fall for this anal cavity search on Mr. Santorum as long as my bare handful of regular readers dare make note of what I'm saying here to the handful of people they talk with daily.

Get the word out. The way the Agency of Lies is attacking Mr. Santorum could be called what? Satanic? Why did that word come to mind?

Cross-posted

Monday, February 20, 2012

Unholy Alliance

Yesterday, with Incremental Orwellianism, I presented only the latest example that ought lead everybody to conclude that our two political parties are united -- them against most of the rest of us.

Over the years I've been quizzed on it from the typical sheeple with the questions they've been schooled in by the antidisestablishmentarian "conservative" talk show hosts. "C'mon Pascal. The difference in the positions of the two parties could not be more clear." Although they've long heard the wisdom -- and many even adhere to it -- to "judge a man by his deeds and not his words," they somehow cannot take that same wisdom and apply it to the political party of their choice.

How can two parties be so united even as one of them quite obviously gets angry with the other over the differences in their party's stated goals? They can't ALL be acting can they?

All it takes is for each of the members of the parties to conclude that they are somehow better than the rest of humanity. In that common inclination that they each have something special that other humans lack, they unite against the rest of us. It's another one of those conscience-salving phenomena, somewhat less directly deadly than the radical green concept that the number of humans on the planet must be drastically reduced, but every bit as autocratic in its consequences.

The liberals in the Democratic Party believe that they are purer because they mean well. And the media almost never holds them to account when their hare-brained schemes go awry. The Progressives (who started out in the GOP, but whose mentality has shifted over to the Dems also) always thought themselves the enlightened ones, the ones who knew best, "the best and brightest," the most clever -- yes sneaky -- but the ends justify the means so the libs will accept us even as they don't trust patricians.

So we have one party that gets its most ardent followers from those who think they're more pure at heart than the rest of humanity.
We have another party that is controlled by those who believe themselves to be super clever and better thinkers and planners than the rest of humanity.

They've managed to get along with each other because each is willing to accept the others shortcomings just so long as they get what they want. Were men angels, we would need no government. But also because they who govern are not angels but men subject to the same failings as the governed, checks must be placed on the governors. The American constitution was written with the express intent of limiting what mischief men in government might be inclined to do.

As the consequences of sowing the wind from this unholy alliance between the former adversaries -- where they labored to convince us that they were true adversaries, but they are winking at and not checking each other -- that we now are reaping the whirlwind.

As the world devolves into chaos, remember the sins of those in this unholy alliance, an alliance based on variations in hubris, and then maybe the survivors will be demand humility in their new leaders -- on the pain of death. (A very fine thought on this day that is the pretender to Washington's Birthday on Wednesday. George Washington, the indispensable man whose humility shames the hollow men we have today. It's no wonder that today's rulers wish him forgotten.)

Please God: Deliver us from evil one more time.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Incremental Orwellianism

  • President Obama claims that the religious institutions really don't have to compromise their principles.
  • President Obama has proclaimed that contraceptive and sterilization devices, drugs and services must be provided FREE.
  • When someone must provide a product or service under penalty of law, that is SLAVERY.
If the Republican Party is really the party of economic freedom, why don't they plainly warn against slavery when it's been proposed by our dictator President?


I never quite understood the Ingsoc slogan "Freedom is Slavery" in Orwell's 1984. I now do.
Being forced to do something for free is slavery.

The silence from what claims to be the Right "leadership" is simply unacceptable. Maybe tomorrow talk radio will pick up my perspective. Don't hold your breath!

Maybe it's time to think of Obama as merely the face of Big Brother. The two parties are one when only your humble blogger, a nobody, states what should be obvious to leaders of a real opposition.


Look for new leaders or get comfortable being slaves.

Your being convinced to accept chains has been less clear before. How about now? When is incrementalism no longer incremental?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Why Conservatives Don't Trust the GOP

What follows is why your humble author does not trust the GOP. I bet I am not alone, hence my title.

I would bet that if any of the talkers on talk radio were really conservative they would have brought up what follows themselves.

I don't care about what the actual legal process is allegedly supposed to look like because it seems that when the Democrats want laws reversed, they get a quick hearing from SCOTUS. When conservatives want laws reversed, the GOP won't do the work that the Democrat law-makers did. (In other words it looks like the GOP is in the tank. I think it proper to call the Republican Party the base of operations for the "Progressives" Incrementalists on the Right.)

The following is a typical refrain from the little conservative who feels betrayed:
Pascal, I don't understand why he's not charged (or sued) for what he's done already (recess appointments, mandates on insurance companies, etc.). -- Ed B. of Not of This Earth.
You really don't understand?
Or you don't like where your logical speculations lead; and from experience you know so few people will listen to your logical conclusions?

Because the direction the speculation goes tells you that
  1. the growth of government is a one-way street and 
  2. we don't have a true opposition set of representatives. 
When Ronald Reagan got the line item veto passed by Congress, DEM Senator Robert Byrd was johnny-on-the-spot filing a brief with the SCOTUS. His complaint got heard -- and the line item veto reversed -- in almost no time at all. There was NONE of this 2 years of taxes collected for ObamaCare before the SCOTUS decides if it's kosher.

Or how about when the voters of the State of Washington passed term limits on its Congressman. Then Dem Speaker of the House Tom Foley took it immediately to SCOTUS. He had it declared unconstitutional lickety-split.

Meanwhile our illustrious GOP Speaker John Boehner cries about how unfair Obama is, how unfair the press is, how unfair his base is. He tells us through all those tears how he's a real conservative. But he still gave away to Obama the keys to the treasury this last August. And then, for good measure, he caved on the payroll tax extension in December.

Isn't it true that many of you who are reading this post have said the same thing at some time in the past -- "I don't understand" -- rather than truly express your thoughts on the matter because your thoughts are so dark you dared not state them?

You and I would probably both find our names on a list for those destined for the new gulag. I figure I better speak out while I still have the ability to think at all. Orwell said Newspeak was the tool by which Big Brother sought to make it impossible for his subjects to piece together thoughts that were detrimental to his rule. Look at the state of American education and who it is that is running the media and then look me in the eye and tell me Orwell was not spot on.

I see speaking out as a God given gift. I view it as a terrible ingratitude to push that gift aside. I'd rather be scorned by the GOP than damned by God.

How about you?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Incre-mental Case

All of the following, excepting the last sentence, is an observation in regret that was prompted from the comment stream of "self-herding sheep" at Crusader Rabbit.
“Incrementalism is a method of working by adding to a project using many small (often unplanned), incremental changes instead of a few (extensively planned) large jumps…”-- Wikipedia
The schemers through their PR branches may own the Progressive label, but you know the road to tyranny over a once free people could never have been accomplished any other way but incrementally.

I fear that makes me an incre-mental case for having allowed it to advance for so long without my speaking out sooner and actively seeking and rallying more supporters. There were many of us who also saw and said little, each of us awaiting the other to take the lead.

Given the incremental destruction to all education in contemporary America, most certainly leadership training had to have been an early target. Every leadership course I've encountered in my long life had the underlying message "Go along to get along."

In retrospect I think we should all be immensely grateful that George Washington had the good sense not to succumb to such tripe.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Attack On Our Care for Posterity

This is a follow-on to my recent republication of "At the Core of the Judeo-Christian Ethos: What Animates Its Critics."

I great number of us have been conditioned to be pessimists. Yet it only takes a little faith to beat that conditioning. Your enemies know it too.

The tune below became popular when I was still in my twenties and I had not yet met my wife. I definitely had grown to like the sound of the psychedelic mix added to the tune, but I'm sure I didn't think much of the lyrics even then. I was just never that pessimistic.

I'm sad to say that many fellow baby boomers, especially those a few years younger, did feel at a loss to solve the worlds problems as they had been laid out by the Neo-Malthusians ten years earlier. How many followed the pessimistic maladvice of Timothy Leary's "turn on, tune in, drop out" that are echoed in these lyrics? Too many that I knew and have since lost touch with, that's for sure.

But what about the "faithful?"

Even those who still feel they are loyal to the Judeo-Christian ethos will say to me "but, yeah, there are too  many people." The thought that God had given mankind the intellect to solve the issues of population without resorting to neopaganistic human sacrifices is a faith that has been driven out of them if they ever had an inclination to have such faith to begin with. The bible does not simply say "be fruitful and multiply." It says
"Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the Earth." 
Thus I tell you that the ethos foresaw the fear so many of you believe in today. See how it suggests that man has all he needs to follow this assigned purpose for his life. The purpose for his life? Well, it IS the very first task found in Genesis. But without faith? As I explained in the post that preceded this, those who want power to rule us all as if we were all dumb brutes hate the Judeo-Christian Ethic. They want the very notion of faith in something higher and more powerful than them – a just and final Judge and Protector – never to enter our minds.

Who exactly did Alvin Lee tell "So I'll leave it up to you-ooo-ooo" in his lyric? In retrospect he and that "but I don't know what to do" generation granted the power to solve it all to the Progressives Incrementalists. I and those like me were never given a fair hearing before the unwitting granted such permission. At any rate, it is a power that has been seized with or without Mr. Lee's permission and to which we seem to be at a loss of power to reverse -- so far.

I'D LOVE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
by Alvin Lee of Ten Years After


Spoken 'Now, turn on'

Everywhere is freaks and hairys
Dykes and fairies
Tell me where is sanity?

Tax the rich, feed the poor         [Heh Obama!]
Till there are no rich no more?     [Heh, Thatcher!]

I'd love to change the world
(Dee-dee-dee-dee)
But I don't know what to do
(Dee-eee-dee-dee-dee-dee)
So I'll leave it up to you-ooo-ooo
(Be in my prayer)

Population, keeps on breedin'
Nation bleedin', still more feedin'
Economy

Life is funny, skies are sunny
Bees made honey, who needs money?
Monopoly

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
(Dee-eee-dee-dee-dee-dee)
So I'll leave it up to you-you-ooo
(We-eee-dee-dee-dee-dee)

Oh, yeah!
(Rich or poor)
(It's your fault)
(Screw you)

More pollutions, there's no solutions
Restitution, mass confusions

Spread the word
Rich or poor
Save the earth
Stop the war

Spoken:
(And we've got nothin' to do)
(Just turn on)

I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you-ooo-ooo, woo-ooo
Woo-ooo-ooo-ooo
(Dee-eee-dee-dee-dee-dee)

Just turn me on.