Friday, December 31, 2004

Miscellany

Kathy has updated the website with new pictures. Visit if you have a chance.

R. I. P. Jerry Orbach.
"Law and Order" is one of the few things on television worth watching, and for twelve seasons, Jerry Orbach played detective Lennie Briscoe. L&O is a weekly morality tale, and Orbach was a source of stability on a show where creator Dick Wolf changed cast members more frequently than ties. Orbach was also part of an ensemble cast in one of my favorite flicks, "Crimes and Misdemeanors." Though I usually don't say such things about actors, of all people, he will be missed.

The latest issue of "The American Conservative" contains an excellent overview of the predicament we face in Iraq. This is a comprehensive argument for disengagement and should not be missed. Andrew Bachevich also has a great essay on the failure of British imperialism in Iraq.

“Our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators.”--Lt. Gen. Sir Frederick Stanley Maude, commander of the British forces entering Baghdad in 1917.

"Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will [America’s] heart, her benedictions, and her pryaers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own."--John Q. Adams

Tom Fleming on the Democratic Party:
"The old party of labor bosses, white ethnics, and Southerners—Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion, as the Republicans used to call it—has turned into the party of criminals and perverts: immoral single girls and mothers who want to kill their babies; cross-dressing fags in bridal veils; and Hollywood stars who want to make themselves immortal by eating someone else’s dead baby. (Stripped of humanitarian and scientific rhetoric, that is really the point of fetal stem-cell research.)"

Rushdoony on education:
"If statism is freedom, then contemporary education is thoroughly liberal. But if the superimposition of the state (or the church) on every order of life and every sphere of human activity is by no means to be identified as liberty, then education today is definitely illiberal. Liberty is not license, and liberty and law are inseparable, but law is not the prerogative of church or state but rather the condition of man, an inseparable aspect of life and environment, and hence coextensive and coterminus with existence. Thus, while a truly liberal education is in terms of a basic concept of order and law, that order cannot be institutionalized, or reduced to an order such as church and state, without a destruction of the liberty desired. No institution can incarnate in itself that which is a part of the total condition of life and therefore of its own existence. Wherever church of state have claimed a prior, or any, jurisdiction over every other sphere of human activity or institution, there has been, with the realization of their claim, a steady diminution of liberty and the substitution of an institutional bureaucracy for law. The emancipation of education from ecclesiastical control was thus a major advance in liberal education, but a truly liberal or free education must be free also of the state, from its support or control?"

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The Anti-Christian Liberties Union

Earlier this year after two years of legal wrangling, officials in Boyd County, KY caved in to demands by the ACLU that a Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) be allowed to meet in county schools.

The ACLU sewed the county under the federal Equal Access Act (so much for local control of education) arguing that the school district violated the law by refusing to let the high school's GSA meet on school grounds.

The settlement allowed "the high school group to be able to meet on school grounds and to be treated like all other non-curricular student groups. It also says that the district will sponsor anti-harassment training - with an emphasis on combating bias based on sexual orientation - for high school and middle school students and for all district employees." The training was to be organized by the Anti-Defamation League (go figure!).

Unfortunately, the agreement contained no provision for exemptions. Not surprisingly, on the day the "training" was to be held, 324 students didn't show up. The temerity of parents trying to protect their kids from homosexualist propoganda infuritated the ACLU.

James Esseks, litigation director for the ACLU's Lesbian and Gay Rights Project, said, that students must view the video because it is part of the curriculum, "Parents don't get to say I don't want you to teach evolution or this, that or whatever else. If parents don't like it they can home school, they can go to a private school, they can go to a religious school."

This is what the ACLU calls "civil liberty." Perhaps Christian parents will indeed remove their children from the public schools, and demand that they not be taxed to support the objectives of the anti-Christs over at the ACLU.




Sunday, December 26, 2004

Compassionate Conservatism, Christian Internationalism, and Other Assorted Outrages

"Compassionate Conservatism," as Steve Sailer has pointed out, is an ideology that amounts to "invading the world and inviting the world." Here, we see that the Border Patrol is giving blankets and heat packs to lawbreakers that the president calls "good-hearted" people.

Thanks to the 'No Child Left Behind Act,' military recruiters are able to access inforamtion about sixth graders! No use waiting to find fodder for the Empire.

Ron Paul asks, "Is America becoming a police state?" He writes:

Washington DC provides a vivid illustration of what our future might look like. Visitors to Capitol Hill encounter police barricades, metal detectors, paramilitary officers carrying fully automatic rifles, police dogs, ID checks, and vehicle stops. The people are totally disarmed; only the police and criminals have guns. Surveillance cameras are everywhere, monitoring street activity, subway travel, parks, and federal buildings. There's not much evidence of an open society in Washington, DC, yet most folks do not complain-- anything goes if it's for government-provided safety and security.


It's hilarious that we scornfully laugh at earlier generations who made schoolchildren hop under desks to prepare for a nuclear attack when we scare our children with ads about the terrorist bogeyman from the time they are babes. Meanwhile, even as we leave our borders undefended, Americans heading to the airport should prepare for images out of an Orwellian nightmare--heavily armed security personnel, constant jabbering about being in a "high security" environment, ID checks, etc. More of what Sam Francis has called 'anarcho-tyranny.'

On that note, William Safire writes that "freedom is the wave of the future." Uh, OK, Bill.

Did Saddam gas his own people?

Anti-Christian columnist Nicholas Kristoff sends out kudos to Sam Brownback. Brownback has been a target here on several occasions. Kristoff says that Brownback is "to the right of Atilla the Hun," (so where does that put me?) but is nevertheless an interesting and admirable political figure? Why the praise from Kristoff? Because Brownback represents a new trend among Evangelicals--support for Neo-Babelistic internationalism. Kristoff says that working with the likes Brownback and other Evangelicals, liberals "might register real progress on sex trafficking, an African-American history museum, malaria and immigration reform."

Brownback wants to pour money down the foreign aid rathole because, "I had a health issue a few years back, and it really made my faith real. It made me think, the things that the Lord would want done, let's do. His heart is with the downtrodden, so let's help them."

Brownback needs to explain why it is the state rather than Christian families, churches, and charities that should be rescuing the downtrodden.

In his fine book, 'A Republic, Not an Emprire,' Pat Buchanan discussed the influence of "religious activists" who seek "to use America's leverage to force changes in the policies of countries that deny their people full religious freedom."

Buchanan continues:

Any crusade for religious tolerance is gong to attract Americans. This one has brought together Left and Right. Invariably, the demnad is for the United State to use its diplomatic leverage and economic clout--including sanctions--on regimes that persecute people of faith or deny them full religious freedom. As scores of nations do not share the American belief in an absolute free market for religious faiths, this crusade invites constant collisions between the United States and regimes from China to Russia to Saudi Arabia and Sudan, and raises anew a question as old as the Republic:

In an imperfect world, to what extent should the internal policies and practices of foreign countries determine the U. S. relationship?








Thursday, December 23, 2004

The Mystery of the Incarnation

Matthew 16
13When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?"
14They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
15"But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"


Jesus’ question to His disciples is the same question asked of us—and how we answer has eternal consequences. At the heart of Christianity is the claim that Jesus is God in the flesh. As Paul says, “in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily” (Col. 2:9). Mohammed was just a prophet, and Moses and Confucius were mere mortals. But if what Christians believe is true, than isn’t it a travesty to say that Jesus is equal to others?

With Christmas approaching, we ought to spend a few moments considering the mystery of the Incarnation. That God became flesh, and revealed Himself in the person of Christ is central to our faith. Though His conception was a miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, He was conceived in the womb of a flesh-and-blood Jewish woman (Matt. 1:18-20; Luke 1:35). Luke also indicates that as a boy Jesus had normal human development. After amazing the teachers at the temple, we read, “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Luke 2:52). So He increased intellectually, physically, socially, and religiously. The author of Hebrews also wrote, “He learned obedience by the things He suffered” (Heb. 5:8). Though Jesus never sinned, and could not do so, He grew to shoulder more responsibility. As a young man, He continued to grow into maturity.

It is also evident from the Scripture that Jesus had real, human, physical limitations. Jesus hungered (Matt. 4:2), thirsted (John 19:28), and became physically tired (Mark 4:38). Additionally, Jesus had real human emotions. At various points, Jesus is described as troubled (John 12:27), sorrowful (Matt. 26:38), and compassionate (Mark 1:41).

Jesus was also tempted in a very real way. As the Second Adam, Jesus had to face and overcome the temptations and machinations of Satan (Matt. 4:1-11; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-13). The author of Hebrews also says that, “we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15). Jesus had to face and conquer temptation on behalf of His people as a man, to win victory where Adam had fallen.

Jesus is also called a man by John the Baptist (John 1:30) and referred to Himself as a man (John 8:40). But nothing more dramatically demonstrates Jesus’ humanity then the fact that He died on the cross (Mark 1:41). His death was witnessed (and recorded) by John (John 19:25-27), a group of women followers and a mocking crowd (Luke 23:48-49), as well as Joseph of Arimethea and Nicodemus (John 19:38-41).

Why was it necessary for Jesus to be fully human? There are several reasons. First, Jesus was our representative in obedience. Just as Adam’s sin allowed sin into the world, so the obedience of Christ, Paul tells us in Romans 5, “leads to acquittal and life for all men.”

Second, we needed a substitute sacrifice. Jesus had to be a man, and not an angel, for instance, because God was concerned with saving men. Thus, the writer of Hebrews says, “he had to be made like his brethren in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God.” (Heb. 2:16-17).

Third, man needed a Mediator between man and God (I Tim. 2:5), but in order to fill that role, Jesus had to be both God and man.

Finally, He had to be a man to serve as an example to us. Scripture says that we are “being changed into his likeness” and being “conformed to the image of the Son.” Likewise, Peter tells us that with regard to suffering, Christ is our example—“Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps” (I Peter 2:21).

God showed compassion and love by sending His Son to die for us. Martin Luther tells this story:

There was a no-good lout who was sitting in the congregation and heard again and again, "God became man for you." He heard the sermon, the singing, the recitation of the creed, and he remained unmoved. An angel came to him and struck him such a blow so as to render the man almost senseless. "You ungrateful wretch—here you hear that God became man for you and you sit here like a stick or a stone. If I had heard that God had become an angel for me, I would have fallen down and wept for gratitude. But here you sit, senseless and dull, while the whole universe marvels at Christ's love." (Works, vol. 22, on John 1:14)


May we take time from the shopping, travel, and gift-giving of the season to reflect on the wonder and power of God’s grace, and may it stimulate us to faith and repentance.

And may you all have a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2004

He Gets No Respect

Steve Sailer is a remarkable and vastly under-appreciated journalist. Recently, Sailer has published three remarkable statistical analyses explaining the Red-Blue political cleavage.

In a fascinating essay in "The American Conservative," Sailer demonstrates that there is a dramatic positive correlation between states with high fertility rates among whites and the tendency to vote for "conservative" candidates (whether Republicans can be actually called conservatives is another question I have discussed elsewhere). Sailer says that "voters are picking their parties based on differing approaches to the most fundamentally important human activity: having babies. The white people in Republican-voting regions consistently have more children than the white people in Democratic-voting regions. The more kids whites have, the more pro-Bush they get."

Sailer followed up this blockbuster with two articles in VDARE. The first demonstated that along with high fertility, states with high marriage rates went decisively for Bush over Kerry:

"There is another demographic factor that correlates at the state level even more tightly than white fertility with Bush's share: being married.

And, when years married is teamed with fertility in a two-factor multiple regression model, the correlation becomes stratospheric."


Sailer goes on to show that access to cheap housing also reinforces the tendency to marry...and vote Republican.

Sailer's analyis is sound and empirically convincing, and is required reading for anyone wanting to understand contemporary politics. While Sailer's empiricism ought to endear him to his journalistic comrades, his penchant for writing about taboo subjects, race in particular, means that he is blackballed by major media outlets.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

Items in the News

The "Religious Right" scares Chuck Baldwin. Me, too!

Hillary gets to the right of George Bush on immigration. Frankly, it is not difficult to get to the right of Bush on anything, but Hillary's move on immigration is potentially a play for white voters in the red states. Unfortunately, the Republicans will not do anything about the outrageous levels of immigration. If there are going to be limitations on immigration, the impetus will have to come from sensible elements on the political left. In other words, we're in bad shape.

God used to sell burgers. Ain't capitalism grand?

Options for Christians in Iraq: 1) die, 2) run, 3) fight.

These teens are charged with using a bat to kill a fetus. If they had simply gone to a "doctor," and burned out the fetus, or ripped it apart, there would have been no problem. This is called "choice" and "reproductive freedom."

Baptists are fat. OK, so we can't have a beer or drink wine to observe the Lord's Supper, but the gluttonous consumption of donuts and coffee is just fine. Makes sense to me.

Charles Krauthammer says that Afghan elections are akin to a Christmas miracle. Eric Margolis begs to differ.

An interview with Joe Sobran. It's amazing we live in a country where Sobran is ignored and people actually care what George Will or Maureen Dowd have to say.

Friday, December 17, 2004

The Great Commission

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:18-20)


The contemporary Church largely ignores the Great Commission. Dr. Tom Rainer, dean of the Billy Graham School at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, found that 90% of Christians will never share their faith with another person. Rainer concludes from his research that perhaps, “the most eye-opening discovery we made about the unchurched person's attitude towards us Christians is that most of them would like to hear about Jesus Christ from us. Yet the vast majority of the unchurched with whom we spoke have never had a Christian share their faith with them.”

Yet even when Christians muster up the courage to discuss the Cross, that is often where we stop. Today, there is a tremendous need for Biblical evangelism that surpasses tract passing and personal testimony. What is needed is a comprehensive program that brings the comprehensive message of salvation to every individual

Evangelicals have an extremely narrow view of God’s Kingdom and His purposes. What is the purpose of the Great Commission? Is it merely direction to the Church to witness in a hopeless and dying world, snatching a few desperate souls from the fiery cauldron of the lake of fire? Or should Jesus’ directive give us hope that the Holy Spirit will empower the Church to promote salvation against the world and the evil one?

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus asks His disciples the BIG question that we must all answer—“Who do you say I am?” Peter responds by saying, “You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God.” Next, Jesus tells Peter that upon his confession, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” The picture painted by our Lord is of a militant and empowered body of believers, taking the light of the Gospel message into the world and scattering the darkness. It is the forces of evil manning the barricades against the Church, not vis versa.

Though Satan is a mighty enemy, described as a roaring lion, Scripture gives us comfort that in light of Jesus’ victory at Golgotha, the strong man has been bound, and we are to plunder his house (Matt. 12:29) and occupy it until Jesus returns.

Thankfully, we have not been left powerless to fulfill our mission. We have the Word of God, which is sharper than a two-edged sword, and access to God through prayer. Most importantly, we have Jesus’ promise that He will be with us always in the person of the Holy Spirit, who was sent to be our counselor and minister.

Aside from the purpose of the Great Commission, Evangelicals also frequently misunderstand its nature as well. Is it merely individualistic, with the hope of saving individual lost sinners and training them in their private “walk with God” and public worship? Or is its goal to necessarily transform individuals with the expectation that they will make a difference in the world, creating a Christian culture?

Dave Black recently discussed the perversion of the “individualistic” Gospel. He writes:

One of the perversions of the Gospel I think needs eliminating today is the emphasis upon personal evangelism to the detriment or exclusion of any social emphasis. I do not question the fact that salvation is personal and individual, but it is far more than that. However, for many evangelicals the emphasis on the personal and individual has increasingly made salvation individualistic. The whole of the Christian experience is thought to be one’s personal relationship to God – often to the exclusion of one’s relationship with others or to the culture in general.

Salvation is both personal and social. Since sin is personal, each individual is guilty of sin and must be forgiven for his sin, not someone else’s. However, salvation is also social. Jesus is Lord of all. Politics, education, economics, the arts – all these are included under His divine Lordship. Thus Christians must come to understand that although salvation is individual and personal, the kingdom of God is far broader than just our personal salvation experiences.

In Genesis 1, God gives Adam the command, “Be fruitful, and multiply, replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

Man’s task in accordance with God’s command and our own nature, having been created in His image, is to exercise dominion and develop culture. As a “federal head,” Adam did not merely act on his own behalf, but as a representative for all of mankind. Thus his fall into sin was imputed to all humanity and perverted the God-given desire to exercise authority in God’s name, and replaced it with a desire to become God ourselves. Consequently, Christ’s representative and vicarious death was necessary to restore and renew the image of God of allow redeemed men to bring the creation into submission to God. Thus, there is an intimate connection between the Great Commission and the Cultural Mandate.

As Christians, our duty is not simply to fill our churches and drag new converts into the baptistery. We are to make disciples for our Lord, and teach them to obey everything God has commanded.

True Christian discipleship recognizes that every sphere of life is under the authority of God, and Christ’s salvation and healing is not merely for individuals, but also for the creation that groans under the impact of sin. As Gary North has written, “Nothing is to be excluded from Christ’s healing: not the family, not the State, not business, not education, and surely not the institutional church. Salvation is the salve that heals the wounds inflicted by sin: every type of wound from every type of sin.”

Let us rediscover the majesty of the Great Commission.







Monday, December 13, 2004

More on Flew, Public Education, and the Perils of Empire

More reasons to avoid public schools: Here in Clark County, Indiana, the local school board will be meeting tomorrow evening to develop a job description for the new "multicultural coordinator." With mostly Dutch and Scottish blood running through my veins, I'm hoping that Van Gogh and John Knox will soon be making an appearance in the local curriculum. According to the Census Bureau, Clark County is 91% white, but I'm guessing that our new multicultural coordinator will soon have our children participating in Kwanza and learning about Islamic rituals.

In Florida, nearly 1/3 of teachers, substitutes and aides failed their certification tests at least once. One Florida paper says, "The findings raise questions about Florida's education reforms, which require students to pass standardized tests to advance, yet allow teachers to fail exams dozens of times and still stand at the front of a classroom." Read this article, then send little Johnny to Low Expectations High.

This guy has been disciplined by the Mormon Church for claiming that Joseph Smith was not the recipient of divine revelation. If only Protestants were as serious about maintaining the integrity of the true Scriptures.

The Washington Times is reporting that internal Army documents advocate changing Pentagon rules in a way that may put women in ground-combat situations. What if these documents had been produced under the Clinton-Cohen regime? Do you think Dobson, Falwell, Colson, Kennedy, Land and the rest might have had something to say? I eagerly await their condemnation of this unbiblical nonsense. For more of my thoughts on women in combat and the egalitarian presuppositions undergirding it, read this short essay.

A judge has indicted Augusto Pinochet. I'm going to get in trouble for this, but...Pinochet is a patriot and a Chilean hero. He saved his country from Communist subversion, and brought Chile back from the brink economic meltdown. Isn't it amazing that leftists of every stripe can murder with impunity, but a hero like Pinochet is dogged all the way to his grave?

In 1971, Allende took over after winning about 37% of the vote, if memory serves. By late 1973, Allende's policies had produced 190% inflation. The Left started smuggling weapons and began serious violence early in Allende's term. In fact, the Left was attempting to co-opt the armed forces and had more weapons than the army. Their intent was clear. Pinochet led a coup that was supported by all three armed forces and there was little opposition to the coup itself, evidence that Allende and the Left had little popular enthusiasm. So who was responsible for more needless deaths? Stalin, Pincohet, Bush, Castro, or Mao?

More on Antony Flew. Here is an interview Flew gave to Gary Habermas explaining why he is no longer an atheist.

The military is desperate for bodies that they are bringing in women (see above) and 70-year-old men. Hardly the military of an aspiring empire.

Don't look for Republicans to do anything about immigration. In fact, we can be sure that as the TSA pats down our wives, sisters, and daughters, millions of illegals will seep across our porous, unguarded border. Collectively, this will be called "waging war on terror."

Saturday, December 11, 2004

On "Fairness," and Other Stuff

Thursday in Louisville, the Metro Council voted to extend legal protections to homosexuals. The city of Louisville and Jefferson County amended laws in 1999 to "protect" gays and lesbians from discrimination in public housing, accommodations and hiring. That ordinance took effect when the city and county merged in January 2003.

The law consolidating the governments required all ordinances, including the discrimination ordinance, to be re-enacted within five years of merger or be struck from the books. There was some discussion within the Metro Council about the possibility of the ordinance going directly to the voters for an up or down vote. Of course, American elites only believe in democracy in places like Mosul, certainly not Louisville.

This morning's Courier Journal lionized the Metro Council for their boldness in defying the will of the people and extending legal protection on the basis of "sexual orientation." According to the C-J, "A community that suggests that the basic rights to hold a job, to rent an apartment or to eat in a restaurant are in any way 'special' rights is a place that doesn't really value the rights of any of its citizens."

Let's get something straight--what such legislation requires is a thorough re-ordering of private life imposed by humanists. Modern society compels open relationships between men. We face legal and cultural pressure to ignore any distinction, whether based on race, gender, or any other characteristic. Such an imposition is tyranny, and anti-discrimination laws are inherently authoritarian. Indeed, any community that carelessly tramples on the rights of property owners and businessmen while preventing communities from protecting themselves doesn't really value the rights of any of its citizens.


Looks like Southern Baptists are finally waking up and smelling the coffee. According to this article in Agape Press, "Frustration with public education seems to be growing among the nation's Southern Baptists, with supporters of Christian schools and home schooling arguing that if God is absent from the classroom, then their children should leave too." It's about time we stopped separating education, and other "secular" activities, from our faith.

On that note, check out Dave Black's essay today. Dave writes:

One of the perversions of the Gospel I think needs eliminating today is the emphasis upon personal evangelism to the detriment or exclusion of any social emphasis. I do not question the fact that salvation is personal and individual, but it is far more than that. However, for many evangelicals the emphasis on the personal and individual has increasingly made salvation individualistic. The whole of the Christian experience is thought to be one’s personal relationship to God – often to the exclusion of one’s relationship with others or to the culture in general.


Amen, Brother Dave.

If you don't read Dave, his site is worth a visit every day. Recently, Dave was serving in Ethiopia and I went through severe withdrawl. Since his return, Black's essays have improved with each effort. Truly, one rousing call to righteousness after another.

From Tom Fleming:

"Like children piling up stuffed animals on the bed, we think our toys can shield us from the great emptiness we really believe in, and, even if we go to church, it is neither a great cathedral built to the greater glory of God nor a humble chapel where the faithful pray. No, our churches must have big-screen TV's and youth choirs waving their arms as they bellow loud commercial music that might be used to advertise the bogus beer we drink. Some of us demand song-and-dance numbers more appropriate to the midway of a county fair, and we expect to be told our Christian duty by wavy-haired, tooth-capped preacherboys who could fill in for on of the Chippendales--anything to distract us from the though that we are going to die alone, and no matter how pretty the plot we have chose in the "memorial garden," our corpse is one plant that is not going to come up in the spring."

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 light...at 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.

Friday, December 03, 2004

Anarcho-Tyranny, Multiculturalism, and Other Nonsense

Sam Francis coined the term "anarcho tyranny" to describe the simultaneous existence of armed dictatorship and the absence of the rule of law. In a recent column, Francis explains that current immigration policy is a part of the strategy of the regime:

The horror is that despite the obvious harm of mass immigration on the daily life of American communities, authorities are not willing to take any even elementary steps to control or check it. Their reluctance obviously doesn't extend to snooping around law-abiding Americans who have to put up with random "bomb searches."

But the reason we have to have bomb searches at all is that the authorities for decades have refused to enforce existing immigration laws, so that we now have imported a massive potential fifth column able and willing to wage terrorism against us.

What President Bush doesn't get (among much else) is that "coming to work" can be as much an act of warfare as setting bombs and is often a rather more effective weapon with which to destroy a nation.

The price of mass immigration is not only cultural disintegration but also the gradual construction of a police state that becomes the only force able to hold the country together once mass immigration has come to work.


The era of the dollar may soon come crashing to an end ushering in an "economic Armageddon."

The numbers of Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs are all up by more than 80 per cent in Canada. Meanwhile, at least 10% of Iraqi Christians have fled in the face of "democracy" and "liberty" in Iraq. Ain't diversity grand?

A Bush-appointed judge has overturned Arizona's Proposition 200, a popular ballot initiative that restricted welfare for "undocumented aliens," i.e., criminals who have disregarded American law and sovereignty. Judge Bury said the proposition would have "a dramatic chilling effect upon undocumented aliens who would otherwise be eligible for public benefits under federal law." Does anyone seriously believe we are living in a free country when a black-robed Brahmin can use that type of reasoning to overturn a referendum supported by 56% of state residents?

Amazing medical discovery--Gay men susceptible to HIV. Who would've thunk it?

Coming soon to a locale near you, Shia Government:

As American troop reinforcements head to Iraq, the Bush administration is slowly coming to terms with the realisation that elections scheduled for next month could spell the end of Iyad Allawi, prime minister and the secular US favourite, and usher in a quasi-theocracy.

Nothing is certain, not even the January 30 election date, yet there is a growing expectation in Washington that a coalition dominated by religious parties of the Shia majority is likely to emerge as the first Shia Muslim government in the Arab world.


David Corn asks, "Are We Winning,Yet?" As Iraqi rebels move back into Fallujah, methinks the answer is no.

With grandma and grandpa in town, Kathy and I snuck out of the house to see "National Treasure." This latest exercise in foolishness by Jerry Schlockmeister is a complete waste of time and money. I'm begging you, read a book, play with the kids, go rent "The Addiction," watch some paint dry...whatever. But if you go to this movie, you will never see that 2 1/2 hours and $7 ever again. Or you could go see "The Incredibles," the latest little production from Pixar. It is fabulous, or, better still, incredible.

Wave of the Future

It has often been said that as goes California, so goes the country. If LA is to be a model for the multiculralization of America, you might want to check out this Nicholas Stix article.

Snapshot of Los Angeles
8,000 unsolved murders
50% of students fail H.S. graduation exam
Half of working-age population is illiterate
41% are foreign-born
54% don't speak English at home
Hospitals lost $210 million

The unceasing flood of Hispanic immigration, both legal and illegal, is turning Los Angeles into Mexifornia, and the Reconquista is underway.

The Christian Coalition and La Raza: Peas in a Pod?

The Christian Coalition is once again shilling on behalf of Alberto Gonzales to be the next Attorney General:

"Christian Coalition of America is calling on Christian Coalition activists to contact their United States Senators to urge them to vote to confirm Judge Alberto Gonzales as the new Attorney General. Left-wing groups are already forming a coalition to defeat this highly-qualified man to be America's top law enforcement officer. On the other hand, the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, the National Council of La Raza, has endorsed President George W. Bush's nomination of Judge Gonzales as Attorney General. President Bush nominated this week another Hispanic to be his new Commerce Secretary, Carlos Gutierrez, the chief executive officer of the Kellogg cereal company, who was born in Cuba."

This "action alert" comes on the heals of a Coalition press release lauding Gonzales despite his pro-abortion and pro-quota stances.

Coalition president, and chief quisling, Roberta Combs, seems to think that Gonzales' Hispanic ethnicity and the support of La Raza are his most compelling qualifications.

Once more, we see that conservative Christian parachurch organizations like the Christian Coalition are typically neither Christian nor conservative.