Saturday, August 16, 2014

Violence



We have been told so often that violence is not the answer, that many now believe that it can solve nothing. That is a lie. There is nothing inherently wrong or evil in violence. The use of violence does not mark the user as either good or evil based merely upon its use. What determines if the use of violence was good or ill comes from the context of its use and it is there that we find our answer.

Long ago, we would try to discern if the use of violence was justified or not. But that was before the brain dead use of zero tolerance. For example if a fight erupted at school, the school officials would make an effort to determine who was the aggressor. The one defending would be absolved of guilt and the aggressor would be punished. Today, no matter how much one is beat upon, no matter the insults or questions regarding one's parentage, if you even try to resist you are wrong. Even if it costs you your life.

From children tossed out of school for eating a pop tart into the shape of a gun to using your fingers in the same fashion, both are equally guilty as if they had armed themselves with a genuine firearm and unloaded on their classmates. Both are turned over to the police, both are chastised and sent home with the stain of violence marking them just as certainly as the scarlet A marked an adulterer in Nathaniel Hawthorne's book. Of course, the intent here is to turn them into sheep. Dull, quiet, and obedient.

But that is not man. We are who we were made to be: the apex predator. The deadliest foe on the planet. Dominant and prideful, filled with confidence. But that proved far too bloody and destructive to society. So we created laws to govern the interactions of men. The tide of chaos was stemmed and man became civilized. Order arose out of chaos and anarchy. But that order had to be maintained by violence in order to blunt our predatory instincts.

The use of violence is referenced when we see the gun on the hip of the uniformed police officer. His authority is represented by his badge. His uniform signals him as an enforcer. He is nothing short of an agent of state authority. The Courts use force as well. Is not incarceration an example of the use of force? Do not armed guards secure the prisons and the court rooms? If violence were truly unnecessary, why would law enforcers need to be armed? Because violence is still required to bridle the spirit of man.

The second amendment insures that all men can have access to arms. It ensures that the citizen will live free because no one man will be able to subdue him by force without resistance. This is the point that is missed so often by those who wring their hands and moan about violence. They blame the act and not the perpetrator. Because to assign blame one must examine the case and the merits of the force used. Too much trouble, better to use the brain dead approach and just denounce the use of force in general. Easier, quicker, and it has the advantage of not requiring any thought.

It does not matter that violence was necessary. It does not matter if there were good reasons for using force. It only matters that violence was used. Violence is not to be eschewed from a Christian perspective either. Many try to use the ten commandments as an example that no one should use violence. But was it not Christ Himself that tossed the money lenders out on their collective asses? Did He not use force to underscore His point? God even sanctioned the use of force when he told Joshua to destroy Jericho and then brought down its walls so that he could. Why?

Because violence is sometimes necessary? Yes, but there are moral reasons for the use of violence. John Stuart Mill said of pacifism, "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." Mill was speaking from a Utilitarian ethical perspective.

From an individual perspective, if one believes that the individual has a right to prevent harm or death to himself or others, as our laws clearly do, then one must subscribe to the rightness of the second amendment which provides the means to do so. While one can assert that guns cause gun violence, the evidence to the contrary is indisputable. After removing arms from the citizens of Australia, the Aussies studied violent crime. It did not drop as they had expected. Rather, it substantially increased. The only difference was that now, Aussies could no longer effectively defend themselves and became the victims of predators because the government had removed their teeth. Thus the Australian government surmised that gun control has no influence on violent crime. A pity that they did not reverse course after making that discovery.

The reason that gun control has no impact on violent crime is because the firearm is a symptom and not the cause of violence. Violent crime originates in the will of the individual. Whether the firearm can be obtained legally or not is of no consequence. Just as human nature can be submerged in order to achieve a specific goal or objective, the desire to do violence can also be submerged. But if submerged long enough, it will override human control and emerge with a vengeance. This is basic psychology, where does gun control legislation enter in to the calculation?

It is only when the state does not trust the individual that it seeks to disarm the public. Every time a public has been disarmed, tyranny has followed. Every time. Just as there is a balance between good and evil, there is a political balance as well. If the state is the only one who can use force and there is no counter, then tyranny will follow because it is in man's nature to dominate his fellow man. Only the opposition to the state by the force of arms prevents this.

As evidence of this opposition, I give you George Washington, "[T]he hour is fast approaching, on which the Honor and Success of this army, and the safety of our bleeding Country depend. Remember officers and Soldiers, that you are Freemen, fighting for the blessings of Liberty -- that slavery will be your portion, and that of your posterity, if you do not acquit yourselves like men." Though there are many today who would decry such a sentiment. Never mind that those who would do so live under the very freedom that the blood spilt by these men provided it. Even the Almighty is not immune to this tampering with the nature of reality.

God has been called unconditional love for so long, that He is now considered to be nothing, but love. Referring to my Jericho example above, that is clearly a false assertion. My God is also a God of vengeance and righteous anger. A God who avenges His people. But He is also a God of love and peace. While the Almighty prefers peace and harmony, He is not above using force to avenge wrongs. Something that modern Christians are uncomfortable discussing. This is the position that we now find violence in. Even from an evolutionary perspective, violence is expected.

An individual unwilling to defend himself is weak from an evolutionary perspective. He would not long survive in man's natural state. Therefore, his genes would be removed early. To a large extent, laws limit the influence of evolution in the breeding of the species and weaker individuals rise to predominance where once they would have been eliminated by nature. This has led to the weak leading the people and attempting to subvert millions of years of evolution. It may be nice if we were all wired to be meek, but that is certainly not the case with man. We are the apex predator, remember?

We have honed our predatory skills over millions of years. Do you really think that 8,000 years of civilization can erase that? Without aggression, what is a predator? In a word, prey. If there are members of our race that mean us harm, then violence is necessary to defend one's family and one's self from harm. In short, it is a necessity. This is a truth that even Gene Roddenberry admitted in Star Trek. He envisioned a future devoid of famine, want, and political strife. But even that cornucopian future did not eliminate the need for violence because sometimes, violence is the answer.

It is certainly preferable to find non-violent solutions wherever possible, but there are times when violence must be met with violence. Robert E. Lee once said "It is well that war is so terrible, or we would grow too fond of it.” A bittersweet sentiment that alludes to the lure of violence and it's devastation when used. Two sides of the same coin. But that sentiment speaks more of character than pugnacity. For it is in the character that we judge the use of violence.

What was the threat or provocation? What were the emotions experienced by the individual? In short, we try to place ourselves into the position of the one who used force to determine if it was a justified action or not. If the use was justified, we excuse it. If not, we condemn and punish. By condemning all violence one must also condemn the right to defend one's self and family. I can imagine nothing so horrible as to be forced to stand idly by and watch one's children be victimized by an assailant. The cruelty of that position is diabolical in nature. But it is the same cruelty that we allow to be inflicted on school children as we demand that they take a beating without raising a hand. It is madness.

We used to live in a world where honor and character were celebrated and encouraged and violence was accepted as a normal response to abnormal circumstances. We need to return to that world or we are all lost.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics



When the topic of Israel comes up, there are many who bristle for the plight of the poor Palestinian. Israel stole his land, Israel is an apartheid state, Israel is murdering them, Israel blah, blah, blah. When you force anti-Semitism to go underground, it does not disappear. It hardens. But what happens to hate that is combined with something that is protected? It breeds, and that is what has happened to the hatred borne in the heart of the Palestinian Muslims.

The left despises Christianity and Judaism, but fawns over Islam because the Muslim will kill them if they don't. They have many examples of people being harassed and killed like Theo Van Gogh, Hirsi Ayaan Ali, and Salman Rushdie to illustrate this point. Christians and Jews won't kill you for insulting Christ or the Torah. So they take the trade off because they love their own skin more than their "principles," and they give Muslims a pass on whatever it is that they hate. But where their hatred coincides, that is truly an awesome thing.

The left has long harbored hatred in it's heart. Like so many other false accusations that it is justly famous for making, they claim that it is only the right wingers who hate. But that is a lie. They hate blacks, they hate right wingers, they hate black women who don't know their place, like Stacy Dash, and most of all they hate Jews. From Helen Thomas to Penelope Cruz, the left has long hated the Jews. People like them have used the Jews as scapegoats for generations. "Don't look at the evil that I am doing, look at the dirty Jew," they say.

Never mind that the Jew is a person just like us. Never mind that they think and feel just like us. Never mind that everything about them is just like us. It is just that they worship
God in a different way. For that alone, they are hated. Doesn't make a lot of sense, right? But when did sense make a lick of difference to the left? Their entire political ideology is one contradiction after another. Their morality is totally situational, therefore they have no moral compass. So reason has absolutely no hold on them because it denies their faith in what they believe and belief is the foundation of all of their politics.

I once had a conversation with a young lady who was a proponent of Obamacare. I told her of all the ill consequences of the past attempt to have the government take over insurance and how that ended in disaster for the American people. She just said "we have to try," totally ignoring what I had said. Like a comet on a fixed trajectory, she couldn't move if her life depended on it. Never mind that the government does nothing so well as wasting the taxpayer's dollars and time. That is the power of belief.

When Obama went to the Congress and demanded billions more to spend on illegal children, he didn't need to ask them for one dime. All he had to do was to cut government waste by 10% and he would have had more than 10 billion dollars immediately. The actual figure from a true 10% cut would likely be much, much larger than a mere 10 billion. The Federal government sends 100 billion plus a year to fraudsters that it doesn't bother to get off of it's dead ass to get back. Remember TARP and shovel ready jobs? Same deal. God only knows where the tens of billions of dollars went in that debacle. Even the accountants can't find it because the data was falsified to make the President look good. How else do you think that fake Congressional district numbers got in the spending reports? My point is, that a leftist has never met a lie he didn't like.

Christ said that ye shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. What he didn't tell you was that you cannot simply walk up to a man and tell him the truth. He won't believe it. He must find it for himself through his own need for it. Without that effort, he will be bound forever by the lie. There was once a woman who railed against bad parents. She had nothing, but invectives for them and couldn't understand how anyone could treat a poor child badly. After all, they didn't ask to be born. That same woman, allowed her own infant to die of starvation with a bag of it's own feces tied about it's waist because she couldn't be bothered to stop playing Dungeon's and Dragon's online. The truth was right in front of her, but she couldn't see it because she allowed herself to be blinded to it and education makes no difference in the process.

Take Paola Manduca for example. She is a highly educated physician who has made something of a name for herself for lying about Israel. In one of her rants she said:

"In the present offensive of Israeli forces against Lebanon and Gaza “new weapons” are being used. New and strange symptoms are reported amongst the wounded and the dead. . . . Many of these descriptions suggest the possibility that the new weapons used include “direct energy” weapons, and chemical and/or biological agents, in a sort of macabre experiment of future warfare, where there is no respect for anything." - ht Nat'l Review "The Poisoned Lancet"

A blatant lie, right up there with blood libel. It isn't that genetically tailored bioweapons are impossible. In fact, genetically tailoring a bioweapons is completely doable. The Arabs looked in to it you see, and found that you actually could design a bioweapon targeted to killing only a certain segment of the population. Unfortunately, the Arab and the Jew were too genetically similar to bother with designing one. If they did, they would kill themselves as well. One would think that it would have opened their eyes to the truth, but one would be wrong.

Doctor Paola Manduca ignored the fact that it was the Arab who did this and not the Jews, and takes it one step further and says that the Jew have already done it and released it upon the Palestinian population. How do we know that she is a liar? Because of the research that the Arabs have already done. If the Arab cannot design a bioweapon to target the Jew because he will catch himself in that conflagration, the Jew cannot do it because of the same reason. A fact that the British medical journal Lancet is unaware of as well. If in fact they still publish peer reviewed articles and not just opinion pieces like the rest of the British press.

If the weapon were chemical, there would be changes to the tissue consistent with same. A fact that she would know given her education in biochemistry. Unless they don't teach that in Europe. The same is true for directed energy weapons. I know for a fact that they still teach physics in Italy. So if she was in fact educated in the West, she has the ability to determine if directed energy, chemical, and biological weapons were used. So she knows that she is lying. The Lancet would also know if she were lying. Her fellow physicians know that she is lying. So how is it that everybody knows that Doctor Manduca is lying, if they have the education to understand the Lancet, yet nobody calls her on being a liar? How does the Lancet publish a liar? I guess they aren't a peer reviewed journal anymore. Either that, or they are leftists through and through. In which case, everything is right with the world and the contradictions be damned.

John Voight and Jackie Mason can try to correct and castigate their peers if they like, but they are wasting their time. The left will not hear them. The left cannot hear them. All that the left can hear is the sound of their own voices. Full of volume and fury, but ultimately signifying nothing. Like Doctor Paola Manduca who signed a letter pointing the finger of accusation at Israel for defending her citizens. The next time that someone does so, I suggest that you consider the source.

You certainly will not argue them out of it. That is an impossibility.

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Left Strikes Again



Small towns, baseball, and apple pie, all American and all very typical, right? Wrong. The politically correct doctrine, or raw sewage as I like to call it, has finally drizzled down to small town Carthage, Missouri. A small country church invited the local National Guard over to tell the children at vacation Bible school what they did and to thank them for their service. Similar invitations were sent to the local rescue squads, fire department, and Sheriff's office. All, but one accepted the invitation to showcase their operation, do you want to guess which one? The military.

Federal guidelines which allow for troops to be present at gay pride parades, mandates that no appearance of endorsement be made by the U.S. military for any religion. Aside from Islam being excepted from that mandate, the National Guard's hands had been tied by the Federal government. Full story here.

The trouble with leftist politically correct garbage is that it completely eliminates common sense in favor of the left's ideology. If you don't say it or do it, the objectionable behavior will fade. So what's so objectionable about telling children what the mission of the U.S. military is? One guardsman is quoted as saying, "I can tell you I’m ashamed and embarrassed right now, this isn’t the military I signed up for.” A comment for which some liberal jackass is probably frothing at the mouth to make that person pay for expressing such dissent. The effect on military Chaplains is also chilling.

In the not too distant past, Catholic Priests were ordered not to follow the Pope's direction in their masses regarding issues that the Catholic church disagrees with. Is military authority now superior to that of God? Does the military no longer recognize the United States Constitution? Why is it perfectly valid for the U.S. military to sponsor a concert in support of atheism and then deny the opportunity of explaining to children about the Army's mission because it happens to be on church property? But this is the world that the left has created.

Aside from spewing their hate filled rhetoric, what have these people accomplished? Other than wasting hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, have they done anything of note? I look around and I don't see a leftist's face on Mount Rushmore. I recall several leftist debacles, but not one rousing success. I recall the Palmer Raids, I remember the Sedition Act, I can dredge up eugenics, Jim Crow laws, blocking Republican efforts to grant blacks civil rights in the 1950's under Eisenhower, and a long string of racial pejoratives, cross burnings, and lynching. I recall the Vietnam war, which was a Democrat war. President Johnson placed 450,000 boots on the ground in response to the Gulf of Tonkin incident. An incident that Admiral Jim Stockdale said never happened and had gun footage to prove it, but was destroyed because it contradicted President Johnson.

In addition to the litany of leftist foibles, there is also the House Banking scandal, the Post Office scandal, and phony "Bush flew to Paris and negotiated a deal with the Ayatollah to win an election over Carter" scandal. Tip O'Neal said that there was absolutely no evidence of the last, but the charges were so serious that the Congress had to investigate it anyway. Personally, I just think he just wanted to fly to Paris on the taxpayer's dime.

More recently, we have the Benghazi scandal, the IRS scandal, the EPA scandal, Fast and Furious, and God knows what else out there waiting to break. The left has given us a government that is about as secretive as Russia's despite their promise to make it more open and transparent. Add to that obstruction of justice, the hiding and willful destruction of evidence, and stonewalling. So I ask again, what have they done for us? We have already found out what they meant by hope and change the hard way, and don't think that they don't have blood on their hands.

Thirty million dead secondary to mosquito disease vectors because of their insane ban on DDT, approximately forty million dead due to Roe v. Wade, and scores of dead courtesy of their other scandals like Fast and Furious. Some ATF officers even considered researching key members of Congress for material that they could then use to blackmail them with in order to get them off of the ATF's back.  Is it any wonder that a Lois Lerner type existed and operated at the IRS? Integrity is always the first casualty of the leftist agenda.

Now we have the corruption of the U.S. military. A force that endorses the gay community and absolutely rejects children at Bible camp because of orders. You have to be brain damaged in order to think that any of this is right. But then again the left is brain damaged, at least from a psychological perspective. If their masters told them to vote for the Easter bunny for President they would do so in a heartbeat. Like a wind up automaton, they do as they are told with no individual thought at all. Why do you suppose that Planned Parenthood hides the rapes of children or promotes child prostitution? The left can't even come up with a cogent explanation for any of this. That's why they use ad hominem and vitriol. It is also why they refuse to engage in the arena of ideas, they know that they will lose.

I have often pointed out that the leftist lives in a world of contradictions. If they didn't, they wouldn't be leftists. A contradiction to a leftist is his signal that all is right in his domain. In his mind, there is no problem with sending the military to a celebration of atheism or a gay pride parade and not sending it to a children's Bible camp.

You would think that the American people would recognize these jackals for the imbeciles that they are. The Soviets termed them useful idiots. Alinsky called them community organizers. I call them dangerous to our way of life and the enemies of freedom. They are liars and thieves and they deceive the electorate every election that they run a candidate. They even used voter fraud to win elections when their lies won't suffice. They are a vile and despicable blight on the fabric of our nation. And yes, I really mean that.

Look at the comments from one Ema Nymton in my previous posts. Does she try to enter into a dialogue in response to the points that I have made? Does she offer any counter points? Nope, she goes straight for the race card. Because if you disagree with Obama, you are a racist. I suppose that makes the First Lady a racist by default. Does Nymton even know my race? Frankly, she doesn't care. She just swoops in, drops a load, and leaves in typical leftist, brain dead fashion. I doubt that she even has two brain cells to rub together in that vast chasm that resides between her ears. All she knows is "leftist good, all else bad." Her programming won't allow her to consider any other point of view, so firmly is her intellectual chains set upon her.

But even so, America has not woken up to this threat. As we sleep, the left moves to enslave us to it's insane ideology. They seek to place our minds in chains as well. I will not wear their fetters. How about you?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

In The Service of Justice



We have a select committee, we have scandal after scandal, and cover up after cover up. We have
enough lies to sink a battleship. We have obstruction of justice and obfuscation. We have more stonewalls than Fredericksburg. What we don't have, is a special prosecutor. From Fast & Furious to reading emails for fun and profit, the American people have been kept in the dark for long enough.

The litany against this President and his cronies is a long one. The lies told are too numerous to count. Government waste is in the hundreds of billions. America's foreign policy is non-existent. Our military is being reduced to pre-World War II levels. In short, we are being sunset as a nation due to incompetence and corruption. Welcome to the leftist Utopia of hope and change. If you aren't angry you are either not paying attention or a leftist yourself.

The behavior of the left has been utterly predictable. They have ever been apologists for each and every leftist disaster. Six years of President Obama's administration and they still blame Bush for failures of policy and don't even get me started on Jen Psaki. Frankly I have a theory regarding Adolf Hitler, if he had been a Democrat there would be schools named after him today. To the leftist, your actions do not matter nor does your judgment, all that matters to the left is your label. Have that, and you are golden. You will be defended no matter how vile your actions. As an example, they have even forgiven Stalin his sins and erected a statue in his honor in Northern Virginia.

But America is not a collectivist nation, at least not yet. Nor are we a gang of thieves and liars no matter how hard the left tries to make us such. No, we are Americans and we believe in justice and justice demands that those responsible for committing crimes against the United States be called to answer for them no matter the protestations of the left. If you have watched any of the hearings regarding Benghazi or the IRS scandal, all you have seen is the left making excuses for bad decisions and the lies told to the American people. They ignore their oath of office in pursuit of covering up the truth.

Now that the IRS has lied, covered up evidence, and been forced to come clean like a six year old child with his hand caught in the cookie jar, it is time for somebody to go to jail. Lois Lerner has had an arrest warrant issued for her by the Congress. There is a reward on the table for $1,000,000.00 dollars for information on the IRS scandal that yields those responsible for the destruction of evidence, and Congress has bypassed the Department of Justice who has aided and abetted numerous cover ups and refuses to investigate criminal wrong doing of this administration. Worse, the news media is also aiding and abetting the cover up by their decision to support politics rather than to protect the freedoms of the American citizen and inform the electorate. As such, their betrayal of the American people is a far worse offense.

The reason that you have a free press is to insure that the people are advised of the actions of their government. When the free press decides to whore themselves to their favorite political party, they are no longer free and the liberty of the electorate is threatened. That is why they are now the enemies of freedom. They have sold their allegiance to the Democrats and the left. As surely as corrupt politicians threaten the political system, corrupt news reporting threatens your individual liberty.

In typical Roman elitist fashion, the left has kept the American public at bay with a bread and circuses approach. By diverting your attention they keep you from asking the important questions, and they hide the malfeasance of your elected officials. In such an environment, is it any wonder that people like Lois Lerner dominate? Is it any wonder that the government does not care what you think? Is it any wonder that they feel free to lie repeatedly?

If we are to return trust to the American people and serve justice, there must be a special prosecutor appointed and those responsible for criminal wrong doing must be punished. If people are not held accountable for their actions, then what is to stop them from acting as they see fit? What removes caprice from their decisions? As Obama and his minions have taken over the government, darkness has spread from one corner of the Federal government to another, despite false promises of the contrary. From private computers to hidden email accounts, the officials of Obama's administration has hidden their true actions from the public in order to hide from FOIA requests.

In fact, if you want documents from the Federal government you have to sue them and have them ordered by a Federal Judge in order to get them. That was how we learned that Congressman Cummings was a liar and that he encouraged the pursuit of conservative groups by the IRS. Is it any wonder that this man did his damndest to short circuit the committee hearing? Do you really think that he wanted that known? If anything, he should be the target of an investigation by the House Ethics Committee for his dishonorable acts. What else has he lied about? What other dishonorable acts has he done?

The electorate cannot sit this one out. We must act, and by action I mean that we must contact those who "represent" us in Washington and demand answers. Who lied? Who destroyed evidence? Who is responsible for targeting people based strictly on their political views? Who initiated criminal investigations based on the same criteria? What elected officials aided in the cover up? Why did the IRS lie to the Congress? How can the American people trust their own government given recent revelations?

If you want to remain a free people, then you should act. If you don't care about being a slave to your own government, then do nothing. The choice is yours.