Sunday, March 22, 2009

Thumbs Up For the Pope

While traveling to Africa, Pope Benedict sounded off about AIDS, saying it is "a tragedy that cannot be overcome by money alone, that cannot be overcome through the distribution of condoms, which even aggravates the problems."

My local "newspaper", the Louisville Courier Journal, was apoplectic, calling Benedict's wisdom "dangerous advice" and inferring that Catholicism was a form of superstition.

But really if you want to avoid AIDS, here is a roadmap. Chastity prior to marriage, fidelity afterward. Don't shoot heroin with shady characters. Pretty simple, really, but completely out of bounds to the sexual revolutionaries passing as journalists.

US Bishops Endorse Lawlessness-Again

Along with covering up the rampaging boy-buggering scandal among priests, the US Catholic Bishops have repeatedly endorsed lawlessness over the years with their public pronouncements on the immigration issue.

Yesterday Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago and leader of the US Roman Catholic Bishops' Conference, spoke at an "interfaith" dialogue (I do hope the Unitarians were on board) calling on the INS to cease immigration raids that might break up families.

George's comments are yet another indication that the Treason Lobby (to steal Peter Brimelow's apt phrase) is alive and well--and ready to make another push for "comprehensive immigration reform".

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tom Woods with a good article explaining in layman's terms how the Fed creates booms and busts.

By the way, here is a brief documentary on the Fed by the Mises Institute:

Jack Hunter on the stupidity of Frum vs. Limbaugh. Only a jackass like Frum could create sympathy for Rush.

"Evangelical" Lutherans are still "studying" homosexuality. One wonders if they are consulting Scripture.

The "credit crunch" of 2008 was a hoax.

John Taylor Gatto, former New York teacher of the year, on the conspiracy of humanists to use public education to undermine family and community.

Friday, March 13, 2009

David Ogden, Meet Charles Darwin

By a vote of 65 to 28 the United States Senate confirmed David Ogden as deputy attorney general. Ogden served in the Justice Department during the reign of William Jefferson Blythe Bubba Clinton. He also had a thriving private practice defending the likes of Playboy and PHE Inc., a purveyor of “adult” materials.

In United States v. American Library Association, Ogden filed a friend-of-the-court brief for the library association arguing that the Children’s Internet Protection Act violated the First Amendment by compelling libraries who are suckling from the federal teat to install software on PCs blocking access to pornography. After all, the world would surely come to an end, and fundamental human rights violated, if a derelict couldn’t ogle porn at the local library.

Ogden has also shown himself willing to go to the mat to defend the practice of sodomy. In Watkins v. United States Army, Ogden argued that GLBT types should be allowed to serve in the military. He wrote, "Prejudice against lesbians and gay men in the Army is likely to be reduced by encouraging contact between homosexuals and heterosexuals; and there was no rational basis for the Army's exclusion of gay people."

He is clearly a big believer in a “living, breathing” constitution. In 1986, again defending homosexual sodomy, Ogden wrote, "Constitutional interpretation cannot be limited to ascertain the way a particular law would have been viewed by the Framers. While constitutional principles do not change, the society and individuals in whom they are applied do, and our knowledge about that society and those individuals improves with time."

There is more, but unpacking Mr. Ogden’s bizarre legal theories isn’t the point. Rather the point is to show how fundamental assumptions about life and reality play themselves out.

Above Mr. Ogden provides an example of Darwinism applied to legal theory. In this view, law is not something transcendent or permanent, but rather like clay to be molded by elite lawmakers and judges. The law is thus constantly evolving, but largely for the furtherance of elite objectives. Indeed the propagation of the Sexual Revolution is largely used as a tool to advance totalitarian and statist objectives wherein the “right to privacy” becomes a weapon to disrupt family and sexual order and erode traditional liberties in the name of autonomy.

Darwinism is also at the heart of pornography. Porn is fundamentally religious in nature, but the god in view is not the triune God of scripture. Rather pornographers are worshipping at the altar of chaos. For the ancient pagans, chaos was systematically ritualized into life through festivals and fertility cults. Chaos was the source of fertility, potency and primordial power. It was regenerative, in some sense the source of life.

Through the mythology of evolution chance and randomness have re-entered modern life, again becoming the source of change, power and life. And through the evolutionary paradigm chaos has again become a prominent feature of contemporary life.

If chaos is fundamental to life then a penchant for primitivism soon develops. The primitive man allegedly operates outside the law, is beyond good and evil, and thus becomes a hero to revolutionaries such as Rousseau and Margaret Mead. Soon thereafter a revival of paganism, astrology, witchcraft and magic follows as a culture seeks power in chaos.

Primitivism and chaos also spawn political movements devoted to the ideology of revolution. It is no accident that pornography flooded France prior to the Revolution.

That pornographers have the support of lawyers and government officials who claim to be “liberals” is no surprise. The Obamaites are, after all, quite eager for “change” and are revolutionaries at the core. In the 20th century liberalism had a flirtation with collectivism. The goal of contemporary liberalism is the empowerment and divination of the state. But for the state to become imperial in scope all mediating institutions must be destroyed. Families, communities, sub-national political entities—all must be flattened by the crusading state allegedly acting in the name of individual liberty.

Pornography, then, is little more than an expression of devotion to the gods of chaos and revolution. It seeks to uproot and destroy standards of morality and law. Likewise it is a dagger aimed directly at God’s primary institution, the family. Legislation alone will not stem the tide of filth flowing into the culture like an open sewer. Rather the assumptions, hidden and open, of pornographers must be unmasked in tandem with evangelization and a rigorous transmission of a comprehensive Christian worldview.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Stem Cells and the Mythology of Science

While Americans increasingly distrust and detest the politicians and assorted babblers among the chattering classes, they are prone still to swallow the mythology of science. According to the purveyors of this myth with science all things are possible. Sickness, disease, even death can be abolished. Life can be created along with new organs, arms and legs grown by these magicians in lab coats. All that’s needed is your tax money and a complete lack of scruples.

On March 9th, President Obama issued an executive order allowing federal funds to be used on the experimentation of babies. This represents the complicity and imprimatur of the United States in the Mengelesque destruction of life in the name of “science” (Yes, I’m aware that Nazi references are typically out of bounds as a tool of debate. But do you have a better name for this?).

It may sound strange, but this mindset is a product of Darwinian presuppositions. Evolutionists are attempting to reverse God’s order in creation. The orthodox Christian affirms that a sovereign, omnipotent God created the universe. Evolutionists turn this on its head by insisting that an autonomous, omnipotent impersonal force, i.e., chance, led to the development of a new sovereign god—the scientist. While initially enthroning blind chance and cosmic purposelessness the evolutionist eliminates God and by default man evolves toward divinity. No longer constrained by a transcendent law man is then beyond good and evil, beyond morality and therefore can justify murder in the name of science.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Just the Facts, Sam

HMM. It turns out that Sam Francis wasn't merely one of the best writers around, he was also a pretty good detective.

Writing about the abduction of Chandra Levy in 2002, Francis wrote the following: "I have no idea who killed Miss Levy or why, but I'd take a long, hard look at the chap known as Ingmar Guandique, a Salvadoran now in prison for attacks on two other young women in the same area not long after Miss Levy disappeared."

Nearly 8 years later the keystone cops on the DC police force came to the same conclusion.

Immigration and Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that $1.6 trillion dollars is needed to repair and maintain U.S. infrastructure in the next 5 years.

As with virtually every social problem immigration is a huge and unmentioned component of the problem. According to Ed Rubenstein, immigration will be responsible for more than 80 percent of the spending needed to expand infrastructure capability between now and 2050. The massive influx of immigrants is burdening America's crumbling infrastructure--airports, roads, bridges, sewer systems, etc.

You won't see this reported in the NY Times or your local "newspaper" so check out the report here.

Warmongers to the Left of me..and the Right

Raimondo with an analysis of "liberal interventionism" and Obama-ite warmongering. I see that the WSJ op-ed page and Baptist "ethicist" Richard Land are also praising Obama's recent "vindication" of "W".

Updates of a Personal Sort

One reason that the posting has been late for some time is that our kids are demanding more time. It isn't just the homeschooling, trips to basketball practice and Taekwondo. It's more than that...

Trying to Get Into the Swing of Things

I guess I've been swept up in the aura of the New Era and been unable to gin up even the slightest amount of righteous anger. I figure that needs to change.

Hope to start blogging short items again. Not sure about longer essays. If you want to read those visit my website.

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