Paradoxically Dichotomic

Or, absurdly contradictory. Just picture yourself inside your favorite liberal’s head. It should be safe in there, and roomy. Not much brain matter. Not many firing brain cells.

Islam embraces the West.

We went to Iraq supposedly to shock and awe. In round two of our battle with Babylon, our magnificent armed forces chewed up the “elite” (Why do the liberal media always call the other guys elite something or other?) Iraqi Republican Guard – again – like it was a third rate terrorist militia led by Baathist buddies of Saddam and filled with unmotivated conscripts. Then, after we shocked and awed them, we decided that we needed to rebuild their country, teach them about freedom and democratic government, and bring their society up out of the dark ages. It took us long enough, but finally we declared success one day and we left. We did such of fine job with our cultural enlightenment program that we now learn that the morality cops are stoning to death teenage boys who commit the crime of looking western.

In Afghanistan, one of our training objectives is to raise the literacy level of Afghan soldiers. All the way up to first grade level. So, in a nation where most of its people including its soldiers cannot even read their Koran, a murderous riot can be churned up at the drop of an Imam’s little black hat. We wanted to bring the Afghans up out of the dark ages too. Another cultural experiment failed. [ Ishmael ] “will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.”Genesis 16 (NIV) (Listen) We have done so well that the soldiers we are training routinely attack and kill their unsuspecting American trainers. And we promptly apologize for our Soldiers getting in the way of their bullets.

We went to war with “radical Islam.” While Americans are told of the evil we oppose, our country is filled with liberal Islamic apologists, some of them in rather high places, declaring that this is “the” religion of peace. How does a nation dredge up the will to fight a war against the religion of peace?

Freedom to choose.

Liberals demand the freedom to choose. Understand that when a liberal speaks about freedom to choose he or she is talking about killing an unborn baby. That aside, why do such people so vehemently embrace an ideology that robs them of their individualism? Everyone who does not agree with them is called a fascist. Fascism, in case you may have forgotten, favors dictators, centralized control of private enterprise, and repression of opposition. It is rather left wing in its thinking. If they ever achieve their goal, there will not be a free man or woman among them.

Moral Values.

The liberal voice insists that I am trying to impose my moral values on everyone. They say this with spit flying out of Chris Matthews face while insisting that I embrace homosexuality and abortion among other things. Absurdly contradictory?

1 percent versus 99 percent.

The 1 percent has all of the money stolen from the United Auto Workers union. They want to ride around in their gas guzzling vehicles wasting energy and burning up the planet. The lowly 99 percent wants what the 1 percent owes them. They also long to breathe clean air, crap on police cars, and ride around in a Government Motors Volt while typing out messages on their I-phones.

So, let me see if I have this one sorted out.

First, I (allegedly being part of the 99 percent) must purchase myself, in order to save my country, a forty thousand dollar Volt. I must then plug it into the electric power grid to charge up the batteries so that I can drive it to the grocery store because that is about as far as it will take me on a charge. When all of us have Volts to recharge every single day it will be quite a drain on the power grid. Those windmills will have to be spinning at a high rate because, well, the administration has already stated that it has an objective of bankrupting coal fired electric power plants. And, they are shutting down at a regular rate. While we fundamentally transform our culture into a commie energy plan, what source is going to replace the energy produced by coal? In case you did not know, coal produces more than half the electricity in our country. Not to worry, we have been assured that under current plans electric rates will necessarily skyrocket.

So here I am with a fire hazard parked in the garage (if I still have a garage by then) and plugged into the house juice. I have been laid off from work by some evil 1 percenter and cannot afford the payments on my electric machine much less my skyrocketing electric bill. Every penny I spend to keep my Volt on the road is going to support the Government Motors union pension and health plan (exempt from Obamacare by the way) that builds electric fire hazards on the side. With all of these grand schemes to fundamentally transform my country into a liberal utopia, the middle part of that 99 percent to which I belong progressively shrinks until it no longer exists. When the middle class is gone, what will we have? Kenya? Where the brothers of Presidents reside in 6 by 9 foot huts subsisting on less than a dollar a month?

Can you wait for the good life in utopia?

Me too. Go work on your bunker.

© 2012

The War for America’s Soul

What constitutes the true soul of America? What is our authentic nature? What gives our country its distinctive character?

Answer each for yourself, but know that these are the questions the answers to which will decide our national fate. In a few months, we will have to answer them with our votes.

In one of his political ads, Mitt Romney declared that the general election is not about winning the presidency; rather it is a battle for the soul of America. It is a very noble sounding proclamation for a political ad and neither the liberals nor its establishment republican allies uttered a word about it. When it was recounted that in a 2008 speech Rick Santorum told a Catholic University audience that Satan had his sights set on the United States of America, the liberals and their allies collectively guffawed and labeled him nutty. They always challenge the message and messenger that most frightens them.

I believe both are right. Mr. Romney clearly prefers political nuance over the directness of Mr. Santorum. Sadly, whether addressed with a political tap dance or a direct affirmation, we may have already lost the battle for our country’s soul.

One of my favorite quotes was written by Publilius Syrus, a first century BC writer:

“Trust, like the soul, never returns once it is gone.”

Is our national soul gone, never to return? Maybe it is, but if not the death knell is certainly sounding.

The newest manufactured controversy is about contraception. The Catholic Church does not support unnatural contraception and therefore its institutions do not provide for it in their employee healthcare plans. The administration’s healthcare mandate requires them to provide it. It is clearly an infringement on religious freedom, but who cares about that anymore? Most recently, the administration trotted out a “student” to lament the difficulties endured by female students at Georgetown University because they have to buy their own contraception, whatever form that might take. Oh the woe. The bottom line is that this 30 year old, third year law student who attends a school that costs about fifty grand annually believes that someone else should pay for her recreational sex.

When she was called on her asininity by the nation’s biggest conservative voice, Rush Limbaugh, she was made into a victim. The poor thing was given martyr status by the liberal media – the same people who called Sarah Palin and her daughter ever foul profane name under the sun. Bless her heart she even got a consoling call from the President. The outcry became so big that some of Mr. Limbaugh’s sponsors left him. He then apologized for calling the woman a slut. My view, if it walks like a duck… Anyway, the big voice out there who always insists that conservatives can never compromise with these people has now apologized to them. A big defender of our national soul capitulated. Our major warrior subdued.

Maybe I just come from a different place. Hell, maybe the place I believe in exists only in my mind. Maybe there never was such a place. I thought I remembered a time when an unmarried woman’s virtue was important to her. Now, I am to believe that it is the contraception that frees her to pursue unlimited recreational sex that is virtuous – because, you see, it is not about her promiscuity it is about preventative health care. If I follow that logic, then I must conclude that pregnancy is the disease that we are preventing with our “preventative health care” and if it cannot be prevented then Planned Parenthood can just cut out the disease and toss it into a nearby land fill. All of that preventative care must be subsidized one way or another with money taken from people who condone no part of it. The remnant of our soul is left sitting atop a mound of fifty million un-born babies who were killed by liberal preventative health care.

It is just the latest battle in the war that we have been losing for many years because in every skirmish, like Mr. Limbaugh did, we just throw up our hands and surrender. Do what you want, just leave me be.

We let them take God from schools and replace him with Darwin. We let them take away virtue from school kids and replace it with free condoms. We are sneered at for wanting to teach abstinence while at the same time allowing them to insist that our children are taught about the virtues of homosexuality. We allowed them to force Christian displays including the Ten Commandments from public, while watching them celebrate gay pride in OUR Whitehouse. With complicit government, they are now trying to force Churches to abide by their out of whack concepts of virtue. The most visible photographs making the rounds these days is a Marine kissing his boyfriend that follows of course the lesbian Sailor doing the same to her girlfriend. A few good men – and women.

If you want to destroy a nation’s essence, you must destroy the important institutions that support it. Schools, families, the military, and the churches. They have made it to the Churches. Those who will steal our soul are winning the war and they are in power. Power they will not give up easily.

We no longer have those gun-toting, God fearing, Bible clinging, freedom loving, small government minded men who founded this country. And sadly, our most prominent warrior voices are dropping like flies. Mr. Limbaugh always reminds his listeners that he will tell them when it is time to worry. I think he just did.

Once lost, it will never return.

© 2012

Twilights last gleaming?

In August of 2008, Rick Santorum made a speech at Ave Maria University. In his speech he declared that Satan has his sights set on the United States of America. His opposition in the race for the presidency obviously dug up that one knowing the liberal media would run with it. The Matt Drudge branch of the Romney campaign made a bold headline of it, establishment republicanism and the liberal media gleefully joined the fray. Santorum was to be painted as too right wing, too fanatical and maybe a bit too Christian.

Ever since Eve picked the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, we have had to choose between one and the other. Too often, it has been the other. In today’s liberal, secular world there is no good or evil, only relativism.

21 So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. Romans 7:21 (NIV) (Listen)

In Afghanistan, whose literacy rate among those 15 years and older is 28 percent, most people cannot read and comprehend their Koran nor do they have even a basic understanding of government. They can however, be stirred into a rage by actual fanatics trying to stop their nation’s journey out of the 7th century.

In America, we call similar activity Occupy Wall Street. Our national leadership apologized to the Afghans who killed Americans in yet another fabricated fit of rage. They have also embraced Occupy Wall Street, killing unborn babies, same sex marriage….

12 And I will keep on doing what I am doing in order to cut the ground from under those who want an opportunity to be considered equal with us in the things they boast about. 13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. 2 Corinthians 11:12-14 (NIV) (Listen)

You cannot apologize to evil nor can you embrace it. When Americans are dying in places where they should be safe, then my riot control agent of choice is napalm. Maybe it is time for us to leave this place so these ingrates can return to control of the Taliban, who likes to publicly execute a few of them at the weekly soccer game where they are not allowed to laugh or cheer.

I suspect that most Americans could draw a line down the center of a piece of paper and title one column good and the other evil or one light and the other darkness and have little difficulty listing today’s so-called controversial issues under the correct title. That means most of us must be as fanatical as is crazy Rick.

Yesterday, I watched the movie Act of Valor. Actual Navy Seals portray themselves in a fictional story built around real acts of valor. In case you are squeamish, this is about as intense as a movie gets and in it there is some rough language. Just keep in mind:

“We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” – George Orwell

If you are a veteran or a military family member, this movie will get to you. It may return you places you did not want to revisit. If you are not a veteran, this movie is important for you to watch because there has not been one that more vividly portrays for you what our fighting men and women and their families endure. Especially our Special Operations Forces who are the very tip of the spear.

I mention this movie because it is important for Americans to watch, but also because it is a perfect example of a confrontation between good and evil. Evil exists in the darkness. Sometimes it is dressed up as good, as a valid “choice” for one to make. It may be something viewed as not harmful but to those who practice it, but when taken as a whole it destroys nations. In whatever form evil takes, it must be brought into the light. When it is in the light, it cannot survive. In Act of Valor, when the light shined on evil, good destroyed it.

21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12:21 (NIV) (Listen)

Rick Santorum was right in 2008. He is more right now. Good versus evil. Light versus darkness. It has been the case from the Garden of Eden, to Isaac and Ishmael and it will be the case all the way to Armageddon. Good and evil cannot coexist. One must prevail. We are living in the twilight. Choose sides wisely.

©2012

The return on an apology to evil: Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them Maybe Karzai means the two officers that were shot in the back of the head in their office at one of his ministries by one of his officers. Well Mr. President?

Time to come home. “NATO officials promised to meet Afghan nation’s demand of bringing to justice, through an open trial, those responsible for the incident and it was agreed that the perpetrators of the crime be brought to justice as soon as possible.” Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident

And,shockingly: Qur’an Carnage: Islamic Bloc Calls for Calm, But Iranian General Says Burn the White House

Turkey or Chicken Nuggets

Life is about choices. Choices have consequences. In November, Americans will choose – again. The question is what? There are distinct choices for us. It is time to cut through the bovine scatology and political correctness to make sure that Americans understand them.

The choice is as simple as turkey or chicken nuggets. Either we regain our constitutionally formed and led Representative Republic or we move from where we are now, communism light, to a full blown one party controlled communist state. Forget about liberals, progressives, conservatives, libertarians or whatever other affiliation you can conceive because none of that matters a whit. The choice that should be A and B on all November ballots is between freedom and communism. Presently, mind numbed Americans chose to begin our fundamental transformation from freedom to communism. If this fight for our future is left to politicians, in other words a fight between the apprentices, Soros’s and Trump’s, Americans will be the loser. Freedom will be the loser.

Communism: A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy and a single, often authoritarian party holds power, claiming to make progress toward a higher social order in which all goods are equally shared by the people.

Mr. Trump’s apprentice is too smooth, too nuanced, too suave, too establishment, too country-club…. OK, I will stop before the gag reflex activates. He is too all of those things to even whisper the C word in public lest he be labeled by the communists who once preferred progressive before they preferred liberal who now prefer progressive again of being a McCarthy-ite. Ole’ Joe McCarthy was right by the way. Read Blacklisted by History.

Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that controlled nearly 40 nations and was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired.

A caring mother prepared a lunch for her kindergarten aged daughter consisting of a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, some potato chips, and apple juice and sent her off to the public indoctrination center formerly known as a school. At the school, a government school lunch inspector (that right there is enough to make you proclaim “a what!”), probably on loan from the Transportation Security Agency, inspected the tyke’s lunch and told her that it would just not do. Instead of eating the unhealthy swill prepared for you by your loving, but ignorant mother the food Gestapo agent insisted, you must eat school cafeteria prepared and likely from a frozen packaged and micro-waved source some wonderful chicken nuggets. Just let that rest on your brain for a minute.

The moral of this story is that in the new communist America, the government knows what is best for children than do their parents. That is also the lesson impressed on a 4 year old mind. Government loves me more than my mommy does. That should make you mad enough to spit nuggets. Later at the indoctrination center, the children will be asked to report their parents who have bad things to say about the government. Much like they did with Hitler youth in Nazi Germany. Adolph Hitler, for those who may have forgotten, saved Germany from the communists. This is another reason for making sure that you know what it is you are choosing. Also, in near communist almost Godless America a mother can choose to kill her unborn children, but she better not feed them turkey sandwiches. Or, maybe it is because the chicken farm was union operated. Geeze, this moral has more twists in it than a barnyard rooster who just lost his nuggets.

Communism is not hard to see. It starts with dear leader, of the wailing in the streets Kim Jong Il type, or in our case pandemic fainting at political rallies type. Dear leader consolidates power around him. In our case, he disregards the Constitution, bypasses Congress and his congressionally approved cabinet with a bevy of communist thinking czars. He is swooned over by a useful idiot media that is better at their craft than the Korean Central News Agency of the Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea.

“The KCNA is in charge of uniform delivery of news (my emphasis) and other informations (sic) to mass media of the country, including newspapers and radios.”

The other day, I got the email that made the rounds about how to capture wild pigs. It is a parable of a country falling to the subtlety and patience of creeping communism. Here in our once great and free republic, we understood and despised communism for what it is – Godless, freedom robbing evil. If, after the second Tuesday of the first Monday in November 2012, we do not have control of both houses of Congress and the Whitehouse, the gate will slam shut on freedom in America. Choices have consequences.

© 2012

Freedom cannot be taken.

It can only be given away.

Have you ever thought about what is at the center of your life? What it is that you are most willing to fight for? What drives your actions every single day? On what does your personal foundation rest? These are personal questions for each individual and shared ones for all who call themselves Americans.

If you have heard this once you have heard it hundreds of times, but it warrants repeating. Nations built on utopian ideals driven by Marxism, socialism, communism, atheism, and otherwise Godless dictatorships fail. While in existence, they provide only misery for their populations and their failures are often spectacular. The cost to the people who give away their freedoms to these man-made schemes is generally measured in death and typically millions of deaths.

Looking around the land of the free, I frankly do not hear a lot of interest in preserving America as the place our forefathers sought out in order to escape religious persecution and a place from which the light of freedom could shine for the rest of the world. In case you have not noticed, that light is flickering a bit. Pray that it does not become a wisp of smoke in the next edition of The Annals of the World.

No. Instead I see people with large megaphones telling me what is at their center. Telling me what is important to them and should therefore be important to me. Telling me to shut up because what I believe is somehow a roadblock to them having what they want. Rarely do I hear them proclaiming that because of what this great nation stands for, or once stood, they are able to have their megaphone to broadcast self-serving messages even if it is at the expense of the whole. Sadly they are driven by ideology and men that if successful will take away what it is they proclaim to want most. Useful idiots.

What defines you? Which voice will be the loudest one that ultimately defines and decides the fate of our country? Is it homosexuality, material wealth, skin color, ethnicity, atheism, abortion, social justice…. These are the voices I hear most each day – all demanding to be recognized for who they are and what they believe. The media likes to call them the defining issues of our day. Distressingly. Do any of these define you? Is one of them the mindset that rests at your center and the one for which you are most willing to fight? Is one of these the corner-stone of your foundation? If so one day you are likely to suffer the fate of nations also built on shaky foundations.

I am no holier than thou. I am a man and like other men I am prone seek out what is important to me first before giving much thought to where that leads. That is our nature. I am working at doing better. Nowadays, it is often more comfortable to actually keep ones mouth shut. Doing so avoids the ire others. Unfortunately, silence is complicit and it only aids the further destruction of what we have that is good – a nation that still shines the light of freedom to a largely not free world. It is too bad that freedom’s light is being replaced with the choice of compact fluorescent light bulbs or is it light tubes?

Our country was founded on God-given freedom. Nothing less. That is our national foundation and we have been giving it away bit by bit for many years. You are allowed to choose what it is that defines you and how you live your life as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others. You are not allowed to demand that I embrace your views or how you choose to live your life. You do not have a right to have anyone support you. How a man chooses to use what he earns is between him and God, not between him and Washington plutocrats. Loving my neighbor does not mean embracing his behavior or life style choices. Yet, without fail, I hear it every day. You Christians need to stop trying to cram your morality down my throat. You evil rich people (I am neither – evil or rich.) need to share the wealth. If you are not clear on how this works, let me explain it for you. Christians do not force anyone to do anything. You come to Christ by your own free will and choice in the same manner that you chose to be an atheist, homosexual or sadly to abort a baby. Otherwise being Christian will not work out for you. Choice cannot be said for some of these other things that rest at the centers of men or for the so-called religion of peace that is given pass in this politically correct country with suicidal ideations.

In our free country my tax dollars are given to Planned Parenthood, (founded by Margaret Sanger the racist proponent of eugenics) our nation’s largest abortion provider to help pay for abortions of unborn children. My religious beliefs do not support abortion and there are no caveats. The baby residing in the womb is the most innocent life. Forcing me to pay for its death has always been an infringement on my first amendment rights. Passing rules insisting that people violate the tenets of their religion also violates the establishment clause of the first amendment, because it is by such action that the state effectively establishes a religion. Sorry, does not work for me. My view is quite simple. Laws of men permit a woman to kill her unborn child. Laws of men should not require me to pay for it. Period.

Right now, in the military, people are afraid for their careers if they express their deeply held religious beliefs concerning homosexuality – even Chaplains. The day will come when Chaplains are required to perform homosexual marriages, not allowed, required. These men and women of faith will have to choose serving the men and women of the Armed Services, something most of them dearly love, or remaining true to their faith. Chaplains who are often asked to provide invocation for functions are asked to not pray in the name of Jesus Christ. Army Chaplains were prohibited by the Army’s Chief of Chaplains from reading a letter to their congregations from the Catholic Archbishop for the Military Services about the administration’s policy that forces Catholic (this should be read as all religions) to cover contraception, sterilizations and the abortion pill in their medical insurance coverage offered to their employees.

All of these things are examples of the government stepping all over our most basic freedom of religion. Maybe you say that it is no skin off your nose. You would be one of those useful idiots. If government, who through activist courts have repeatedly hindered religious freedom, is allowed to continue then no right is safe. No right. Even the corrupt and complicit media now abusing their first amendment rights will lose that. Will they then offer only glowing commentary of dear leader? Sure they will because it will be their only choice.

Choose your foundation wisely.

I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. –Luke 6:47-49 (NIV)

© 2012

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