Friday, December 10, 2004

Falwell, Kevorkian, and Other Abominations

Jerry Falwell ought to stay off televsion. In a recent debate with Jesse Jackson, that beacon of propriety and piety, Falwell stated that, "you've got to kill the terrorists before the killing stops. And I'm for the president to chase them all over the world. If it takes 10 years, blow them all away in the name of the Lord." Yes, indeed, God is on our side! It is amazing what passes for Christian "ethics" these days. Perhaps Jerry missed my musings on the Iraqi debacle and Just War.

Jack Kevorkian, who gave my home state a black eye, continues to rot in prison. Not to sound "harsh" or "judgmental," but I would wager that there may come a day when Jack will miss the cool concrete of his prison cell.

One of the world's leading atheist philosophers, Antony Flew, has seen the least partially. Flew has apparently been influenced by the Intelligent Design (ID) movement. Flew says that biologists have "shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements which are needed to produce (life), that intelligence must have been involved." In other words, natural selection is an inadequate mechanism to explain the novelty of multiple, varied, and complex life forms. Darwinism, in short, is a theory that has not and will not, because it cannot, explain the origin of life. To his credit, Flew, unlike most of his secularist counterparts, is at least willing to weigh the evidence.

Rush Limbaugh, that staunch defender of everything Christian and American, has been dating CNN's Daryn Kagan. Friends say that they may tie the knot once Rush's third divorce has been finalized. I trust that my values-voting Southern Baptist friends are getting their information from Rush, or perhaps that other moral stalwart, Bill O'Reilly.

Some pro-lifers are "disappointed" by Bush's early cabinet nominations. What a bunch of geniuses. The duplicity of the administration on life issues has been amply documented only to be ignored by the solons in the "pro-life movement." Even now, Focus on the Family and even Al Mohler are continuing to defend the nominations of pro-aborts like Gonzales and Rice. Once more we see that it isn't the "godless liberals" who are responsible for cultural and moral decay, but compromising Christians who sleep and slumber there way along, slouching toward Gomorrah.

New York, pagan central, is publicly displaying a Jewish Menorah during Hanukkah and the Islamic star and crescent during Ramadan in city public schools but has banned Nativity scenes. Man, if we could just elect a Republican as mayor things would get a lot better.

That the CIA distorted intelligence leading up to the Iraq war isn't really in dispute. The question is whether there was undue political pressure heaped upon the Agency by Dick Cheney and his neocon minions. Congress may yet muster up the courage to name names and get to the bottom of the "intelligence failure" that led to the Iraq invasion. But with Republicans in charge, I won't be holding my breath.

The administration admits that the State Department meddled in the Ukranian elections. Pat Buchanan, commenting on this silliness, says:

Our most critical relationship on earth is with the world's other great nuclear power, Russia, a nation suffering depopulation, loss of empire, breakup of its country, and a terror war. That relationship is far more important to us than who rules in Kiev.

For us to imperil it by using our perfected technique of the "post-modern coup" – as we did in Serbia and Georgia and failed to do in Belarus – to elect American vassals in Russia's backyard, even in former Soviet republics, seems an act of imperial arrogance and blind stupidity.

Congress should investigate NED and any organization that used clandestine cash or agents to fix the Ukrainian election, as the U.S. media appear to have gone into the tank for global democracy, as they did for war in Iraq.

Massachusetts legislators may sell out taxpayers and native-born Americans by allowing immigrant students who have lived in Massachusetts for three years and graduated from a Massachusetts high school to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges, regardless of their immigration status.


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