Thursday, April 30, 2015

Pedophilia Got Its Groove Back

So we get polygamy after gay marriage, then incest, then ephebophilia, then pedophilia. The late days of Rome indeed!

We should have a betting pool on when each of these is decriminalized or legalized.

HOW PEDOPHILIA LOST ITS COOL
Given the public record of those years, it seemed, if anything, overdue to talk of “pedophilia chic,” as I did in the Weekly Standard in two essays written several years apart (1996 and 2001). Those essays consisted mostly of quotations, sometimes long ones, from a variety of public sources. They demonstrated something that most people would have thought shocking then, as most people still do today—that the moral dumbing-down of both pedophilia (sexual attraction to children) and ephebophilia (sexual attraction to teenagers) was making slow but steady progress in sophisticated society. And while a few critics resisted having that record held to the light, their objections were beside the point. The facts themselves about who said what during those years to define down the phenomenon of sex with minors were beyond dispute. They still are.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

There Is No Logical Reason to Ban Polygamy

There's no logical reason to ban polygamy, once gay marriage is allowed. Here's the gay marriage lawyer who is arguing before the Supreme Court, when asked why polygamy would not be allowed, using the same arguments as the traditional marriage side.

Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another?

There'd be two. One is whether the State would even say that that is such a thing as a marriage, but then beyond that, there are definitely going to be concerns about coercion and consent and disrupting family relationships when you start talking about multiple persons.

Orioles Playing to an Empty Stadium

Even in the zombie apocalypse, the game must go on.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Clintons Take 10% Cut on Uranium Deal

This is an incredible story if the numbers are correct.

Russia's ARMZ makes $1.3-billion bid for Uranium One
Russia’s state uranium firm ARMZ has offered to take Canada’s Uranium One Inc. private in a $1.3-billion deal, but it may get the cold shoulder from shareholders holding out for years for a rebound in the embattled industry that could be just around the corner.

Minority shareholders are being offered $2.86 per share in the transaction that must be approved by holders of two-thirds of the company’s stock.

CLINTON CASH: MORE NAMES REVEALED OF FOUNDATION DONORS WHO BENEFITED FROM HILLARY’S STATE DEPARTMENT
On Thursday, the New York Times verified and confirmed facts presented in the forthcoming book Clinton Cash which reveals that in October 2010, then-Sec. of State Hillary Rodham Clinton approved the Russian government’s takeover of a company named Uranium One—a decision that gave away half of U.S. uranium output to the Russian government, resulted in the deal’s investors giving the Clinton Foundation $145 million, and occurred while Bill Clinton made hundreds of thousands of dollars in speaking fees paid for by Kremlin-connected businesses.
That's 10% of the deal. A finders fee. Or rather, the fee for bringing the deal to completion.
“The ultimate authority to approve or reject the Russian acquisition rested with the cabinet officials on the foreign investment committee, including Mrs. Clinton — whose husband was collecting millions of dollars in donations from people associated with Uranium One,” reports the New York Times.
The blatant corruption of the Clintons is amazing to behold. Unfortunately for Hillary, it appears the Cathedral wants someone new in charge.

Join the Evil Legion of Evil


For $40, you can still sign up for a supporting membership to Sasquan. You'll receive a nominating packet filled with many of this year's Hugo Award nominated works (likely worth much more than $40), be able to vote for what you believe is the best work in each category and be able to nominate for the 2016 Hugo Awards.

And you can count yourself as a faceless minion in the Evil Legion of Evil, all while triggering SJWs. That is a $40 well spent.

In other cases, it's much harder for the public to become involved. Case in point with these SJW antics: BREITBART EDITOR BLACKLISTED FROM SHORTY AWARDS AFTER CLANDESTINE FEMINIST WHISPERING CAMPAIGN
Breitbart associate editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was nominated by public vote as the leading candidate in the “journalist” category of the Shorty Awards this year, was scrubbed from the nominations roster after a whispering campaign by feminist agitators, say sources close to the Awards.

The Shorty Awards, which held their 2015 ceremony in New York City this week, say their aim is to honour the “best of social media.” Using a combination of popular and judge-led nominations, the Shortys are aiming to establish themselves as the “Oscars of the internet.” But the Awards have been dogged by accusations that they arbitrarily remove popular nominees because they are too politically controversial.

There were a number of other unexplained removals after the close of nominations. African-American game developer Jason Miller, who was fired from his job after introducing the #NotYourShield hashtag to Twitter in October, was also removed. Despite being a single individual, Miller had outstripped Gawker’s video games blog, Kotaku, in popular nominations. Thanking his supporters on his blog, Miller accused the Shorty Awards of failing to represent the people’s choice.

Blogger and web entrepreneur Mike Cernovich, who gained enough popular votes to enter the “healthy living” finalists also had his awards profile removed. According to Cernovich, the Shorty Awards did not provide him with any reason for their actions. Writing on his blog, Cernovich accused the Shorty Awards of using him and his followers to promote their awards via public nominations, before denying them their final choice after nominations closed. “The Shorty Awards are a fraud and a scam,” he says.

Does the Media Coordinate with the Democratic Party?

Whenever life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Wisconsin Goes to the Supremes
Specific injustices aside, the U.S. Justices should also hear the case because it is part of a larger legal effort to subvert their 2010 Citizens United ruling. The game is to use the theory of “coordination,” which allows vast investigations to be instigated on the thinnest evidence, to sweep issue speech back into the regulatory umbrella of campaign-finance law.

The liberal Brennan Center for Justice is pushing regulations coast to coast that would reduce protections for issue speakers and encourage “coordination” probes. The Wisconsin case is an opening for the Court to tell prosecutors and regulators they must tread carefully when rights of free association are involved.
Assume the laws are strengthened. How hard would it be to prove coordination between the Media and the DNC, two wings of the Cathedral? What would be a proper punishment for a news organization that behaves in this manner? Television stations could be stripped of their licenses, papers could have their physical assets seized. Turn those assets over to more impartial journalists.

Since the media was already politically controlled in Hungary, all it took was the will of Viktor Orban to clean out the socialists and replace them with anti-socialists. Amazingly, support for socialists imploded once there wasn't a constant stream of socialist messaging pumped into people's homes.

Orban continues to push against the media:
Over the last year, his government has taken steps to exert control over Hungary’s media. It introduced a progressive tax on advertising revenues, though only one company is subject to the tax’s top rate: Hungary’s most popular commercial TV station, RTL Klub, owned by the German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. RTL’s nightly news has become more aggressive and critical; and in response, Fidesz politicians attack its journalists at press conferences or refuse to answer their questions. “They consider our news to be opposition news,” says Dirk Gerkens, the station’s chief executive officer. “But that’s not the case. Our news is independent. We’re not going to talk about the guys in opposition that are basically doing nothing.”

The problem for conservatives is they do not understand that "fair play" should not be extended to cheaters, liars and fraudsters who use the rules of "fair play" and "free speech" to silence the speech of others. The left violates the rules of the game and creates the very laws which can be used to, if not destroy them, make their destruction of Western society a much slower, harder slog than it is today. So if the left succeeds in passing strict coordination laws that allow prosecutors to go on fishing expeditions through email and phone records, and a sympathetic prosecutor is in the DA's office, then the pieces might be in place for an amputation of the Cathedral's media arm at the state level. No doubt the national media would be unified in their denunciation of this policy, which would look a lot like coordination with the national Democratic Party......

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Let's Build A RICO Case Against the Democratic Party

Wisconsin's dirty prosecutors pull a Putin
When Vladimir Putin sends government thugs to raid opposition offices, the world clucks its tongue. But, after all, Putin's a corrupt dictator, so what do you expect?

But in Wisconsin, Democratic prosecutors were raiding political opponents' homes and, in a worse-than-Putin twist, they were making sure the world didn't even find out, by requiring their targets to keep quiet. As David French notes in National Review, "As if the home invasion, the appropriation of private property, and the verbal abuse weren't enough, next came ominous warnings. Don't call your lawyer. Don't tell anyone about this raid. Not even your mother, your father, or your closest friends. ... This was the on-the-ground reality of the so-called John Doe investigations, expansive and secret criminal proceedings that directly targeted Wisconsin residents because of their relationship to Scott Walker, their support for Act 10, and their advocacy of conservative reform."
Punchline: the prosecutor isn't being punished.

State-Sponsored SWATtings in Wisconsin, Courtesy of “John Doe” Investigations
The article describes how these raids were conducted as part of “John Doe” investigations into whether conservative groups had “coordinated” with Scott Walker in violation of campaign finance laws. I believe such “coordination” is First Amendment activity. If I want to take out full-page newspaper ads about how great Ted Cruz is, and I get ideas that convince me from Cruz’s campaign, I believe that should be covered by the First Amendment. But even if my pro-speech view is not accepted (and so far it has not been), the fact remains that a judge later ruled that there was no legal basis for the investigation that justified these raids, and quashed all the subpoenas.

The investigations were conducted at the behest of a prosecutor whose offices “were festooned with the ‘blue fist’ poster of the labor-union movement.” According to one prosecutor who spoke to journalist Stuart Taylor, the wife of the lead prosecutor, John Chisholm, was “a teachers’-union shop steward who was distraught over Act 10’s union reforms” — and Chisholm “felt it was his personal duty” to stop the reforms. Pursuant to the politically motivated subpoenas lacking in probable cause, prosecutors subpoenaed electronic data such as emails and conducted these abusive raids.
When you coordinate with people as part of a criminal conspiracy, that falls under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Under RICO, a person who has committed "at least two acts of racketeering activity" drawn from a list of 35 crimes—27 federal crimes and 8 state crimes—within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering if such acts are related in one of four specified ways to an "enterprise". Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $25,000 and sentenced to 20 years in prison per racketeering count. In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business gained through a pattern of "racketeering activity."
The enterprise is the Democratic Party. Violations from the IRS are the most notable criminal acts designed to further the interests of the Democratic Party. The prosecutor in Wisconsin is clearly coordinating with the Democratic Party in his actions, though they may be legal.
RICO also permits a private individual "damaged in his business or property" by a "racketeer" to file a civil suit. The plaintiff must prove the existence of an "enterprise". The defendant(s) are not the enterprise; in other words, the defendant(s) and the enterprise are not one and the same.[3] There must be one of four specified relationships between the defendant(s) and the enterprise: either the defendant(s) invested the proceeds of the pattern of racketeering activity into the enterprise; or the defendant(s) acquired or maintained an interest in, or control over, the enterprise through the pattern of racketeering activity; or the defendant(s) conducted or participated in the affairs of the enterprise "through" the pattern of racketeering activity; or the defendant(s) conspired to do one of the above.[4] In essence, the enterprise is either the 'prize,' 'instrument,' 'victim,' or 'perpetrator' of the racketeers.[5] A civil RICO action can be filed in state or federal court.
Here are some of the crimes that fall under RICO:
Any violation of state statutes against gambling, murder, kidnapping, extortion, arson, robbery, bribery, dealing in obscene matter, or dealing in a controlled substance or listed chemical (as defined in the Controlled Substances Act);
Any act of bribery, counterfeiting, theft, embezzlement, fraud, dealing in obscene matter, obstruction of justice, slavery, racketeering, gambling, money laundering, commission of murder-for-hire, and many other offenses covered under the Federal criminal code (Title 18);
Embezzlement of union funds;
Bankruptcy fraud or securities fraud;
Drug trafficking; long-term and elaborate drug networks can also be prosecuted using the Continuing Criminal Enterprise Statute;
Criminal copyright infringement;
Money laundering and related offenses;
Bringing in, aiding or assisting aliens in illegally entering the country (if the action was for financial gain);
Acts of terrorism.
The Democratic Party assists aliens in illegally entering the country. That isn't even hard to prove, they publicly proclaim they're doing it.

Walker Playing to Win

Not saying he's the guy, but at this point, he's the only guy.
SCOTT WALKER LAYS OUT PRO AMERICAN WORKER STANCE ON IMMIGRATION
In terms of legal immigration, how we need to approach that going forward is saying—the next president and the next congress need to make decisions about a legal immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages, because the more I’ve talked to folks, I’ve talked to Senator Sessions and others out there—but it is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today—is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that be at the forefront of our discussion going forward.

Friday, April 17, 2015

A Wrinkle In Interpretation

A New ‘Wrinkle in Time’
A witches’ brew of science fiction and fantasy, Christian theology and a hint of politics, “A Wrinkle in Time” has long been considered influenced by the Cold War. It explores the dangers of conformity, and presents evil as a world whose inhabitants’ thoughts and actions are controlled by a sinister, disembodied brain.

Many readers, then and now, have understood the book’s dark planet Camazotz—a regimented place in which mothers in unison call their children in for dinner—to represent the Soviet Union. But the passage discovered by L’Engle’s granddaughter presents a more nuanced worldview.

...He says that yes, totalitarianism can lead to this kind of evil. (The author calls out examples by name, including Hitler, Mussolini and Khrushchev.) But it can also happen in a democracy that places too much value on security, Mr. Murry says. “Security is a most seductive thing,” he tells his daughter. “I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s the greatest evil there is.”

Ms. Voiklis said she wanted readers to know the book wasn’t a simple allegory of communism. Instead, it’s about the risk of any country—including a democracy—placing too much value on security. The tension between safety and personal freedom is an idea that resonates in today’s politics.
When people think of security, they think of military/police. But there is also economic security, and the most secure job in the world is that of the slave. Democracies vote themselves into slavery because people value security over liberty. Both political parties in the United States sell security, and anytime someone suggests reducing security in the name of liberty, they are hounded out of politics.

There's also the pull towards equality in democratic countries:
“A wonderful aspect of ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ is its celebration of the different,” author Katherine Paterson wrote in the introduction to the 50th-anniversary edition. “In fact, hell, as it is embodied on Camazotz, is being exactly like everyone else.”

Madeleine L’Engle would recognize creeping tyranny in the democratic United States. If you have seen the latest episode, check out what's been going on in science-fiction: HUGO AWARDS NOMINATIONS SWEPT BY ANTI-SJW, ANTI-AUTHORITARIAN AUTHORS
Sci-fi fans, gamers and comic-book readers. Students and academics. Liberals, libertarians and conservatives. It seems that fandoms and online communities everywhere are waking up to the new menace of political intolerance, authoritarianism, ostracism and so-called “social justice.”
This rolling battle claimed two new victims this week. Well, this sucks. If you didn't read the link above, a quick summary: some science-fiction authors and fans teamed up to oppose political repression in the science-fiction industry. In recent years, authors whose works were "politically incorrect" were not recognized with awards, while absolute dreck that was politically correct did. These authors encouraged fans to join the organization and vote for better works, and they did. They did not choose people based on politics, but on quality. However, since the other side sees everything as political, they view all the nominations by these fans as the wrong ones. The weakest links in the chain, so to speak, are the left-wing authors who might agree with the gatekeepers on politics. They have been harassed non-stop since being nominated, and finally two of them cracked and declined their nominations, essentially because the wrong people nominated their works.

This is a small taste of the Cultural Revolution, right in America, and it was born from the pursuit of equality. Equality was the guiding ideology behind the bloodbaths in France, Russia and China. In America, this shifted from economics to culture, from economic Marxism to Cultural Marxism, because Americans could not be separated on the basis of economics. Race proved an easier nut to crack.

We now have a twin hydra, the demonic equalist forces of fascism and communism united against us. The Left has managed to fuse Marxist envy with fascist ethnic nationalism, international socialism morphed into pan-racial unity, concentrated on hatred of straight/white/Christian people.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Rise Saxons

THE WRATH OF THE AWAKENED SAXON

by Rudyard Kipling
It was not part of their blood,
It came to them very late,
With long arrears to make good,
When the Saxon began to hate.
They were not easily moved,
They were icy — willing to wait
Till every count should be proved,
Ere the Saxon began to hate.
Their voices were even and low.
Their eyes were level and straight.
There was neither sign nor show
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not preached to the crowd.
It was not taught by the state.
No man spoke it aloud
When the Saxon began to hate.
It was not suddently bred.
It will not swiftly abate.
Through the chilled years ahead,
When Time shall count from the date
That the Saxon began to hate.

Seen at: Neoreaction in The Diamond Age

Friday, April 10, 2015

Obama Muslim or Not

Doesn't matter whether Obama is Muslim or not. Listen to the way he talks. He is not a Christian.



Seen at Dyspepsia Generation.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Chemtrails Caused Malia's Asthma

President Obama is a believer in chemtrails, ancient astronauts, autism causing vaccines and more!

Obama says climate change is personal to him because daughter Malia had an asthma attack as a toddler
While making the case that higher temperatures lead to increases in wildfires, which send allergy-causing particulates into the air that can lead to greater and more serious incidents of asthma, the president recalled his own child's run-in with the disease as a toddler.
Ho Lee Fuk. Obama thinks higher temperatures causes wildfires! Dear Lord, the man has a 5-year child's understanding of science!
'While most Americans see climate change hitting their communities through extreme weather events – from more severe droughts and wildfires to more powerful hurricanes and record heat waves – there are other threats climate change poses to the American people,' the White House said in a fact sheet outlining the new public health campaign.

The percentage of Americans with asthma has 'more than doubled' in the last three decades, the fact sheet stated, 'and climate change is putting these individuals and many other vulnerable populations at greater risk of landing in the hospital.'

Most at risk for climate change related health problems are children, the elderly, the poor, people who are already sick 'and some communities of color,' the White House said.
Your President America!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

DHS Invades America

Now USG is paying to fly Central American "refugees" into America to collect welfare.

The U.S. dollar isn't going to collapse tomorrow, but this sucker is going down. Putting Progressives in charge of America is like having Andreas Lubitz pilot your plane.

DHS LAUNCHES CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM: REFUGEE STATUS FOR CENTRAL AMERICAN MINORS

Apple Needs to Stop Selling in India, China, Russia, the Middle East and Most of Africa

Leading Conservatives Call on Apple to Pull Out of Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran Until They Stop Torturing Their Gay Citizens
Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook said,

“Our message, to people around the country and around the world, is this: Apple is open. Open to everyone, regardless of where they come from, what they look like, how they worship or who they love. Regardless of what the law might allow in Indiana or Arkansas, we will never tolerate discrimination.

…This is about how we treat each other as human beings… Opposing discrimination takes courage. With the lives and dignity of so many people at stake, it’s time for all of us to be courageous.”


Tim Cook’s message seems rather ironic in light of the fact that Apple willingly does business with some of the most virulently anti-gay nations on the planet.

According to their Islamic-based governments, homosexuality is punishable by death in Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran. So not only is it willing to “tolerate discrimination” in those countries, Apple is also happy to sell an iPod to the people who are murdering gays so they can listen to some cheery music when they’re done. What these nations are doing to their gay communities is despicable and should be condemned by every decent person. We hope Tim Cook believes that as well.
Well, let's give the conservatives a silver star for agreeing and amplifying, but you're not going to dent Apple's sales unless you force them out of a big market. At the very least, how can you ignore anti-gay propaganda Russia? How about every country with some form of shariah law? What about countries such as India? China isn't exactly gay friendly either.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Congratulations to the Puppies, Both Sad and Rabid

If you haven't followed the saga of the Sad and Rabid Puppies, here's a good overview: THE HUGO WARS: HOW SCI-FI’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS BECAME A POLITICAL BATTLEGROUND
The story begins, as ever, with a small group of social justice-minded community elites who sought to establish themselves as the arbiters of social mores. This group would decide who deserved a presence in SFF and who deserved to be ostracised.

Their victims are littered across the SFF community. In 2013, the Bulletin of the Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA) were targeted by a shirtstorm-like cyber-mob of digital puritans after one of their cover editions was deemed to be “too sexual.” The controversy did not die down until two of its most respected writers, Mike Resnick and Barry Malzburg, were dismissed from the publication. This occurred despite a vigorous counter-campaign by liberal members of the sci-fi community, including twelve Nebula award winners and three former presidents of the SFWA.

Unfortunately, the current crop of elite figures in the SFF community have become either apologists or out-and-out cheerleaders for intolerance and censorship. Redshirts author John Scalzi, a close friend of anti-anonymity crusader Wil Wheaton – was head of the SFWA at the time of the controversy and quickly caved in to activist pressure. This was unsurprising, given that he shared many of their identitarian views.

But Scalzi is, if anything, merely the moderate ally of a far more radical group of community elites. He hasn’t gone nearly as far as former SFWA Vice President Mary Kowal, who handles political disagreement by telling her opponents to “shut the fuck up” and quit the SFWA. Or former Hugo nominee Nora Jemisin, who says that political tolerance “disturbs” her. Or, indeed, the prolific fantasy author Jim C. Hines, who believes that people who satirize religion and political ideologies (a very particular religion, and a very particular ideology, of course) should be thrown out of mainstream SFF magazines.

...The Hugos have an advantage, though: they are difficult for a single group to dominate if others rise to challenge them. All one has to do to vote in the awards is pay a small membership fee to the World Science Fiction Convention. For the few who are brave enough to defend artistic freedom openly, the Hugos are a good place to make a stand.

That is precisely what is now happening. Ahead of 2013’s Hugo Awards, Larry Correia began making public blog posts about his nominations, inviting his readers to discuss and agree on a shared list of Hugo nominations, and vote collectively. The idea was to draw attention to authors and creators who were suffering from an undeserved lack of attention due to the political climate in sci-fi. The “Sad Puppies” slate was born.

(The original idea was to call it the “Sad Puppies Think of the Children Campaign” – a dig at those who take their social crusades too seriously.)

What began as a discussion among bloggers has turned into an annual event. Last year’s Sad Puppies slate was extraordinarily successful, with seven out of Correia’s twelve nominations making it to the final stage of the Hugos.
Pretty good, but this year more people joined in as there was some cross pollination from Gamergate. So what happened this year? First a little background. The nominating ballot has five choices in each category and there are 17 categories, for a total of 85 possible nominations. Rabid Puppies 2015 (the Vox Day slate) nominated 67 works for the final ballot. Of those, 58 earned a nomination. Vox has coverage here and here.

Here's Sad Puppies' Larry Correia:
I just want to make a comment about why I’m personally not on the list. I was contacted by the administrators on 3/20/15 and informed that Monster Hunter Nemesis was a finalist for best novel. I emailed them back the same day and turned it down. Whoever was next in line was then moved up to be a finalist in my place.

I refused the nomination for one simple reason. The Sad Puppies campaign isn’t about any one person. I felt that ultimately my presence would be a distraction from the overall mission.

The reason I refused my nomination is that as long as the guy who started Sad Puppies stayed in, the more our opposition would try to dismiss the whole campaign as being all about my ego, or some selfish personal desire to get award recognition. Nope. I really meant it when I said I don’t care about winning anything for myself. I hope this proves that once and for all.

To the fans who voted for me, I’m sorry for dropping out. But I want you to understand that I consider making the award represent more of fandom to be a far more important prize than another rocket ship lapel pin (I actually never even got the one from last year). Now I’m going to support the rest of our slate and read all of the nominated works to judge them fairly, and I’d ask for you to do the same.
I joined this year and if you haven't, for $40 you can still make an impact in 2015 because final voting hasn't begun yet. The SJW crowd is going to band together to vote "No Award." They'd rather deny anyone an award than risk a victory by racist-sexist-homophonic-lords-of-hate. If you join now, you can also nominate for next year's awards. You can sign up to be a supporting member here: Sasquan. Aside from being able to vote for quality science-fiction writing, you will receive a voting packet with many of the nominated e-books. I'm not sure how many works will be included, but it could easily exceed the value of the $40 two-year membership.

Rend From Caesar

C.S. Lewis: Why is God landing in this enemy-occupied world in disguise and starting a sort of secret society to undermine the devil? Why is He not landing in force, invading it? Is it that He is not strong enough? Well, Christians think He is going to land in force; we do not know when. But we can guess why He is delaying. He wants to give us the chance of joining His side freely.

Over at Vox Popoli, Vox discusses the latest battle in The Gates of Hell shall not prevail, along with long passage from a Rod Dreher article. He was contacted by a law professor acquainted with the highest levels of the American justice system, and he says:
What prompted his reaching out to me? “I’m very worried,” he said, of events of the last week. “The constituency for religious liberty just isn’t there anymore.”

Like me, what unnerved Prof. Kingsfield is not so much the details of the Indiana law, but the way the overculture treated the law. “When a perfectly decent, pro-gay marriage religious liberty scholar like Doug Laycock, who is one of the best in the country — when what he says is distorted, you know how crazy it is.”

“Alasdair Macintyre is right,” he said. “It’s like a nuclear bomb went off, but in slow motion.” What he meant by this is that our culture has lost the ability to reason together, because too many of us want and believe radically incompatible things.
Vox writes:
It's time for the church leaders and the heads of Christian families to start learning from #GamerGate, to start learning from Sad Puppies, and start leading. Start banding together and stop accommodating the secular world in any way. Don't hire those who hate you. Don't buy from those who wish to destroy you. Don't work with those who denigrate your faith, your traditions, your morals, and your God. Don't tolerate or respect what passes for their morals and values.

Religious liberty in America is dead. Well and good. That was a fatal mistake by the other side, because now that they don't respect our religious liberty, we have no reason or responsibility to respect theirs. Now it's just a raw power struggle and we have the numbers, we have the indomitable will of the martyrs, and we have the certain knowledge of God on our side.

They have nothing but the carnal desires to which they are enslaved and the Prince of this fallen world, who has already been defeated by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Their world is post-Christian, post-rational, post-modern, post-morality, and post-law. It is absolutely doomed to failure of every kind, beginning with demographics.

So stop cowering. Stop hiding in the closet. Stop trying to play by outdated rules that are no longer in effect. They imposed the new rules on us, now let's prove that we can play much better by them. What they don't realize is that those rules were in place for THEIR protection, not for ours. It's time to teach them the value and importance of religious liberty again.

We are not given a spirit of fear. We are the sons and daughters of the Crusades and of the Inquisitions, institutions so terrible that they strike terror in human hearts nearly one thousand years later. We are the heirs of Christendom. They cannot defeat us and they cannot defeat our Lord. Augustus and the pagan emperors of Rome failed. The Ottoman emperors failed. The French Revolutionaries failed. The Communist killers of Spain, the Soviet Union, and China failed. The post-Christian seculars of the latter-day USA will fail too.
Read the whole thing.

His post brings to mind neoreactionary thought on Exit. Recently at 28 Sherman there was talk of a Carving an Exit - A Thede Union. It's a topic that has been discussed by Arnold Kling in Exit, Voice, and Ignorance and at Outside In. While Nrxers struggle to come up with ways of building an exit, one is already there.

“The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Nrxers and libertarians use the term exit because they are thinking of our current relationship with the State. However, the only people who will see it as Exit will be those left behind. One doesn't choose to exit, but to begin again, to perfect what has come before. Christians in the first century did not exit from the Roman Empire, they entered into the Church. The Christians who left Europe entered the New World. The Founding Fathers chose to build a more perfect union.

We cannot build upon a foundation of lies. Much of the foundation of society has already collapsed: families are destroyed, schools indoctrinate children in lies, murder is a growing choice. The only choice is to rebuild from the bottom up.

Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and by so rendering, rend yourself from Caesar. All the power we need is in our hands and in our hearts, for God is with us. All it takes is that we stand together in Christ.

And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Young Malaysians Turn to Fundamentalist Islam

Moderate Islam is a rapidly disappearing force, yet it forms the centerpiece of the both mainstream left and right thinking on how to deal with Islam. Support moderate Islamists and through the magic juju, they will transform all the other Muslims. Instead, fundamentalist Islam is gaining ground in the moderate states such as Malaysia and Indonesia. Growing popularity of conservative Islam in Malaysia linked to overseas students
The growing appetite for religion-based rule in Malaysia was brought into sharp focus a fortnight ago, when the Islamist opposition Pan Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) put forward a bill to implement the Islamic hudud penal code throughout the state of Kelantan.

The proposal received support from the BN coalition as well as the People's Justice Party (PKR) of jailed opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim.

Under hudud law, the penalty for adulterers and apostates is death while thieves will have their hands amputated.

The only party in the opposition coalition who opposed the hudud proposal was the secular, ethnic-Chinese-dominated Democratic Action Party.

The PAS, founded in 1951, is the country's oldest and largest opposition party. It draws inspiration from Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood.


Indonesian teachers concerned by Wahhabist high school textbooks
Iwan Hermawan, vice principal of the State Senior High School 9, said his school received 440 books on Islamic teachings, which contain a chapter titled “Rise Up All Islamic Fighters” and details the teachings of Muhammad Abd Wahhab, the founder of the Wahhabi Muslim movement.

Wahhabism is known for its ultraconservative, literal interpretation of Islam.

One part of the book reads: “Those who worship other than Allah are infidels and must be killed.”
At least the books are more challenging than Common Core textbooks, so there's that.

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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Good Friday, April 3, 33

Friday 3 April AD 33 – Lunar and Solar Eclipses as Christ died on the Cross

Read A Book

Searching for Explanations: How the Internet Inflates Estimates of Internal Knowledge
Here we show that searching the Internet for explanatory knowledge creates an illusion whereby people mistake access to information for their own personal understanding of the information. Evidence from 9 experiments shows that searching for information online leads to an increase in self-assessed knowledge as people mistakenly think they have more knowledge “in the head,” even seeing their own brains as more active as depicted by functional MRI (fMRI) images.
Daily Data explains the study:
Conclusion: Read a book.

Not Getting It

Here's the stupidity of right and moderate thinking people. O'Reilly calls the "secular progressive left" totalitarian and fascist, but then goes on to support giving them all the power they need to enforce their agenda.

Stossel: Gay Marriage "Movement Has Moved From Tolerance To Totalitarianism" O'Reilly is not a right-winger, but if he was, he'd be the poster child for the clueless right. O'Reilly is literally a leftist who's just 5-10 years behind the times, versus 20-30 years behind for the average mainstream conservative.

Blood on SJW Hands

Update: I didn't realize that this was Stokes' SECOND HEART.

'Noncompliance' bars 15-year-old Atlanta boy from heart transplant list
But the teenager has been handed a 'death sentence' by doctors at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, who refuse to put him on the transplant waiting list because of previous behavioral issues, according to civil rights groups.

They ruled that because Stokes has failed to take medication in the past, his noncompliance rules him out of the chance to get a new heart.
He didn't take his meds and his body rejected the heart, then he needed another one.

Original post follows: Here is a good example of rabbits (r) overriding the wolves' (K) system. The hospital is K because it has scarce resources; it cannot be r even if it wants. The roving horde of SJWs online, have no such restrictions. Now let's see the results when K's give in to r's.

Teen talks to Channel 2 about journey to get new heart
He had a small bandage on his neck, the only visible sign of the life-saving heart transplant Stokes underwent nearly two months ago.

Stokes' case gained national attention, after Children's Healthcare of Atlanta rejected the 15-year-old as a transplant candidate because they learned he had a juvenile record.

Stokes told Moore he had gotten into trouble after some fights at school. He said he forgives the hospital for judging him.

"Because God, he like, said forgive," Stokes said.

Stokes said deserves a second chance because he has the rest of his life to live.

"So I can live. A second chance. Get a second chance and do, do things I want to do," Stoke said.
There is a dead child somewhere, denied a life saving heart transplant, because this guy was put back on the list after SJW clamoring. These choices are made all the time and the hospitals have rigorous standards that help decide who will and will not receive an organ transplant. SJWs overrode the hospital with social pressure. Here is the result.

Heart transplant recipient Anthony Stokes dies in police chase, crash
“A lady said a person kicked in the door to break into the house. She was inside the living room and saw the suspect, who was wearing a mask,” said Lisa Holland, with the Roswell Police Department.

The suspect then took off. Police said a short time later, an officer saw the suspect and began to chase him down Alpharetta Highway.

“I couldn't believe that I was seeing something like that. I usually only see it on TV,” said witness Brett Dudley.

Dudley took cellphone video of the chase as the car lost control and then crashed into the pole in front of a SunTrust Bank at Hembree Road and Highway 9.

"He did a fishtail spin going around to the right and hit a pedestrian. I saw a white shirt fly up in the air,” said witness Claudia Kuklis.

That white shirt belonged to a woman who police say was walking along Hembree Road when the suspect came barreling through.

Hernandez was taken to North Fulton Hospital. She is stable in good condition.

Crews had to cut Stokes from his car, which was nearly cut in half by the pole. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.
Learn more about r/K theory at Anonymous Conservative and definitely read The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics if you haven't yet.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Crimefacts: Poverty and Brain Size

Poverty shrinks brains from birth
The stress of growing up poor can hurt a child’s brain development starting before birth, research suggests — and even very small differences in income can have major effects on the brain.

Researchers have long suspected that children’s behaviour and cognitive abilities are linked to their socioeconomic status, particularly for those who are very poor. The reasons have never been clear, although stressful home environments, poor nutrition, exposure to industrial chemicals such as lead and lack of access to good education are often cited as possible factors.

In the largest study of its kind, published on 30 March in Nature Neuroscience1, a team led by neuroscientists Kimberly Noble from Columbia University in New York City and Elizabeth Sowell from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, California, looked into the biological underpinnings of these effects. They imaged the brains of 1,099 children, adolescents and young adults in several US cities. Because people with lower incomes in the United States are more likely to be from minority ethnic groups, the team mapped each child’s genetic ancestry and then adjusted the calculations so that the effects of poverty would not be skewed by the small differences in brain structure between ethnic groups.
Don't worry, they studiously avoided crime though.

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