AUSTRALIA BACKLASH? Australia proposes required i…

AUSTRALIA BACKLASH?

Australia proposes required inculcation of “Australian values” for immigrants – for all immigrants, but Muslim communities feel singled-out. This article purports to summarize recent controversial comments by Her Majesty’s Australian “Liberal” (i.e., sometimes Red, more often Blue, Tory) prime minister, the pm’s heir-apparent, and another government minister. This one suggests a “progressive” critique.

Maybe it’s the Andrew Greeley/David Tracy c/Catholic in me – or just the “progressive…conservative” in me! – but I don’t see it as either/or, but as both/and. We always both ‘hold to’ and ‘aspire to’ our values…just as we always both revere them and fall short of them. We commend our values to immigrants, and hope they’ll agree with us on certain “sine qua non” fundamentals. In fact not all Australian law – or American or Canadian – is made by legislature; alot of it is indeed inherited and customary. But it has been embraced by all, and is the law of all in this realm regardless of religion or ethnicity. Most religions have additional rules for their adherents…but most religions in the Christian world don’t physically assault or kill those who convert out of or simply leave their religion, or dissent within it, nor do they really seek to impose it on non-adherents, political rhetoric notwithstanding. Anymore.

Should countries bar immigrants who don’t embrace their socio-political fundamentals? When there’s a threat (or fact) of violence, or support for or espousing of violence? Is threatening, supporting, espousing, or committing violence, the line which mustn’t be crossed? Is this unreasonable? What about, as we have sometimes seen, “home-grown” threatening, supporting, espousing, or committing violence, from native-born citizens, born into the ideology of violence (of whatever religion or belief system), or converts to it? Logically, citizens, native-born or naturalized, who threaten, support, espouse, or commit violence can be tried, convicted, imprisoned; they used to be exiled or banished too. Non-citizens can be imprisoned or deported. But some immigrants come from lands where violence is expected or allowed, explicitly or tacitly. But not here. If they can’t accept that….

FIGHTING AIDS IN 3RD WORLD: GOOD BUSINESS SENSE S…

FIGHTING AIDS IN 3RD WORLD: GOOD BUSINESS SENSE

So says a Canadian bank. Yes, bank!

The most shocking line in the Maclean’s article for me:

For example, over the past 30 years, Africa has gone from being a substantial agricultural exporter to a net importer of food. The region can literally no longer feed itself, and AIDS is a major reason why.

And you thought it was Mugabe.

THE BRAIN BEHIND AL QAEDA …is discussed here. …

THE BRAIN BEHIND AL QAEDA

…is discussed here. As the only true “neo-conservative” around here(!), I obviously sympathize with some of Qutb’s analysis of the Modern heterodox West. But not because it fails one or more of the 600-some “laws” of the Old Testament (conservative Protestantism – but let someone succeed, by the Graciousness of God, in keeping one or two of them, and they howl “works-righteousness”: there’s no pleasing some people!) or disobeys the Pope (conservative Catholicism), but because it’s lost the therapy of the soul that Orthodoxy – on a good day – humbly, and conscious of its own sinfulness, and only by the Graciousness of God, retains. This of course is also what’s wrong with Islam. So the answer is neither (Western Catholic/Protestant) Crusade nor (Muslim) Jihad, but Orthodox (nonviolent) evangelization…and if necessary, martyrdom – “the seed of the Church.”

And for God’s sake – literally! – stop supporting Israel amorally, and stop sending the Muslim world porn!!!

"CHRISTIAN PATRIOTISM" Inspired by Simone Weil (G…

“CHRISTIAN PATRIOTISM”

Inspired by Simone Weil (George Parkin Grant’s absentee mentor), Joan of Arc, and the Lord.

ARE YOU AN "UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT"? Are you su…

ARE YOU AN “UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANT”?

Are you sure? With Congressional approval, there’s now nothing to stop the Executive Branch from locking you up till you die, for any reason, or none, with no contact to your family or a lawyer or a human rights activist – not even the Red Cross. They have reversed 900 years of limits on the Executive. George W. Bush makes George III* look like Jimmy Carter!

A truly unConstitutional and unjust and immoral law is no law at all. But since they didn’t even amend the Constitution, it’ll take one or more court challenges to get it thrown out. And imagine the mischief they’ll be up to till it is – and as we have seen, even if it is not! Bush and Cheney must be simultaneously impeached, tried, convicted, and removed from office as soon as possible for their high crimes – and indicted, tried, convicted, and imprisoned…if not executed…for their unConstitutional overreaching, broken laws, high treason, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. I personally oppose capital punishment in most cases, however.

(*–As commonly – and mistakenly – perceived by most Americans. Actually Lord North, his “prime minister,” is to blame for most of the things attributed by [small-R] republican propaganda since 1776 or before, to His Late Majesty.)

DISSOLVE DISNEY* All corporations that commit lib…

DISSOLVE DISNEY*

All corporations that commit libel should be dissolved, and their assets distributed among their victims. Corporations exist in the first place to meet public needs, not private greed or politician corruption or party subterfuge. They don’t exist to lie to us and influence our votes falsely. Disney libeled several former officials of the United States government when it broadcast over the public airwaves The Path to 9/11. Not only should their broadcast licenses be revoked, but they and all their affiliates should cease to exist as corporations.

Goodbye, ABC! C-ya, Disneyland, Disneyworld, and all the other Disney Places! Hit Mickey’s Place while you still can! Sorry, ESPN, you lose! Disney Cruise Line, your ship has sunk! No more Disney fiction! Go.com is GONE.com!

(*-A Delaware corporation [figures!] can still be dissolved by requiring that state’s Attorney General to initiate dissolution proceedings, or by doing so yourself. Go get’em, Mr. Clinton!)

37 YEARS AGO, NIXON THREATENED NUKES Then the tar…

37 YEARS AGO, NIXON THREATENED NUKES

Then the target was North Vietnam, the “enemy” was Communism…and two million marchers stopped him. So much for “Mr. Peace,” “Mr. Statesman.”

Ironically, since the fall of the USSR it has become clear that they were never a nuclear threat to the West, though America was to them.

Now Bush is fighting a religion of a billion people?!?!?!

BUSH TO ATTACK IRAN IN TIME FOR ELECTION DAY? Tel…

WE HAVE A QUEEN? Some American monarchists, I hea…

WE HAVE A QUEEN?

[Updated 10 April 2009, filling-out list of Rebel allies, adding Categories, Tags, and Summary.]

Some American monarchists, I hear, question the legality of the American Revolution. Other American monarchists, I hear, reply that U.S. independence (including the abolition of monarchy) became legal when the lawful Sovereign, King George III (or his representative on His Majesty’s behalf) signed the Treaty of Paris of 1783. [To this day Brits usually date American independence from that year, not 1776, the year it was jointly “declared” by 13 of the colonies.]

Let’s try a thought experiment.

Can the Monarchy be abolished? It’s a principle of Western moral and legal philosophy that “an unjust law is no law at all.” This is so old it’s attributed to Bishop Augustine of Hippo, Roman North Africa, 5th century A.D., considered a saint by the Western Church as well as some Orthodox.  Theologian Thomas Aquinas, also a Western saint, fleshed it out.  Now, republics throughout history are almost always, at best, oligarchic (in a bad way), and frequently, dictatorial…protestations of “democracy” notwithstanding. From ancient Athens to America to the USSR to Idi Amin’s Uganda, “republics” are usually lorded over by one or a few, who simply lack the noble or royal titles of monarchies – and their (more usual than not) respect for law, tradition, and ethics. Therefore, any law creating a republic is arguably unjust, and in the Western legal tradition, “no law at all.” Keep in mind that an important job of the British Monarch was to protect the people – his subjects – from the Barons’ – their local lords’, including landlords’ – exploitation. Yes, creating our oligarchic republic was a step backwards in terms of political development! Remember how much the “Founding Fathers” harked back to republican Athens and Rome – with good reason it turns out! Those of us outside the American oligarchy have been living with the results ever since. In fact, since 1980, they’ve been turning this country – and the whole planet – into even more of a plantation than ever before – remember most of the colonies were founded as plantations. But they forgot one thing: English (and Welsh and Irish) people take the Common Law anywhere they colonize. Now granted, there were a few problems with Britain’s colonial policies, and certain inconsistencies. What probably should’ve happened was the formation of the colonies, with their cooperation (as opposed to the imposed 1686-89 “Dominion of New England”), into an autonomous Dominion as would happen with Canada less than a century later (1867). Canada started negotiating on trade with the United States almost from Day One, was a distinct signatory of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War One, and became completely free of British government advice in the 1920s and ’30s; in 1982 Canada’s right to amend its own constitution without even the pro forma approval of the Parliament of Westminster was recognized; and Canada retains Her Majesty as Queen of Canada voluntarily, separate and distinct from her roles as Queen of the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, and eleven other independent countries.

Of course, The Crown assented to the American independence and republic under the duress of eight years of armed rebellion (even of a tiny minority of colonists), aided by French, Spanish, some Native American, some German, and Polish forces. Another Western legal principle is that consent given under duress is not binding either. But both The Crown and most Americans, being loyal to it, nevertheless acquiesced to the de facto conquest of this country by its wealthiest landowners and their supporters, who had previously overthrown their provincial governments, harassed or killed or exiled their political opposition, conspired under the color of a joint “government,” and made war on their lawful Sovereign. And make no mistake, the Revolution was not launched with the consent of the American people – this was conquest! My research leads me to conclude that when John Adams said a third of Americans supported the Revolution, a third were Loyalists, and a third were “neutral,” he was being generous to his own side; more like twenty percent supported the Revolution, and the rest by any definition would be considered Loyalists, active or passive.

If the Revolutionaries were going to set up their own monarchy – and some briefly considered it – the King’s assent might have been warranted, provided his subjects’ wellbeing was to be taken care of at least as well as under his rule, if not better. But despite what you here from (small-R) republicans about flirtations with Continental princes or George Washington (formerly de Washington), it was never very serious. Having freed themselves from one Monarch, these oligarchs weren’t about to subject themselves to another!

I won’t begrudge certain African and Asian countries essentially conquered by Britain – or the Irish Republic for that matter – their abolitions of the Monarchy. It might not have been a good idea for them, either, to become republics, but generally they were more dominated than colonized by Britain. But the 13 American colonies (plus Vermont) were essentially new England (sic), English and Irish and Scottish subjects of His Majesty transplanted here, or others who willingly moved into His Majesty’s Realms (or African slaves who, at that point in British legal and social development, had no choice). Even the Indians were mostly pushed out and/or killed.

The fact that both The Crown and American republican propaganda have ignored the above facts for 223 years doesn’t make them go away. Any freedom and rights you have weren’t given to you by the “Founding Fathers,” but are recognized at all by dint of the English legal tradition, whose fount is The Crown. “If you heart your freedom, thank The Queen!”

If you want it back (nonviolently)….

(Quite a thought experiment, eh?)

THE "CONSERVATIVE" TERMINOLOGY PROBLEM…EVEN IN A…

THE “CONSERVATIVE” TERMINOLOGY PROBLEM…EVEN IN AMERICA

It seems to be displayed in this quote from Catholic lay theologian David Tracy, who I’d think would know better:

“The neoconservative revival is a profound and, in many ways, a heartening phenomenon… For the neoconservative sees through the emptiness of the present and the poverty of the modern subject. The neoconservative knows that a present without past memory and tradition is self-illusory and finally self-destructive. The neoconservative knows that a subject without community and tradition is very soon little else tha{n} the modern possessive individual rendered passive and historyless. The neoconservative sees the folly of the Enlightenment’s wholesale attack on the very concept of tradition. She or he senses the unreality of the assumed universalism in Western liberal social-evolutionary schemas applied to history. The neoconservative notes the wasteful and complacent obstruction of the rich resources of the tradition. She or he knows the need to retrieve these resources anew in our parlous times if we are to maintain any truly Christian identity at all.”

Tracy is American, so unless he reads this blog or has unusual exposure to Canadian or European politics as they see themselves as opposed to how they are seen through most American sources, I don’t expect him to realize that the ‘conservatism’ he’s really praising here is virtually nonexistent in conscious or organized politics in the United States. (Though to paraphrase his friend and colleague Fr. Andrew Greeley, I think most Americans are ‘blissfully conservative’ in more or less the sense I outline!) What Americans call neoconservative, conservative, or liberal, the rest of the world recognizes as two shades of classical liberalism (or neoliberalism): hyperindividualist, business-corporate, anti-traditional, mostly-free-market, aristocratic-republican (sans noblesse oblige), “social contract,” violent-revolutionary, ideological/utopian, sectarian, technology-worshiping, etc., as I’ve discussed here. There’s nothing at all “profound” about Modern American Neoconservatism (so-called); it’s shallow, simplistic. It’s not “heartening,” it’s heartless. They don’t “[see] through the emptiness of the present and the poverty of the modern subject” – THEY INVENTED THEM! They have no “past memory and tradition” or “community” beyond 1950s Levittown….or Wheaton. THEY INVENTED “the Enlightenment’s wholesale attack on the very concept of tradition.” They’re applying “the assumed universalism in Western liberal social-evolutionary schemas” in Afghanistan and Iraq right now – and failing – and threatening it against Iran. And their sense of “Christian identity”…well….

Canadian Red Tory political philosopher George Parkin Grant surmised that in social democracy (not unlike Modern American “liberalism,” i.e., social liberalism; even in some Marxian thought) there were kernels of real old-fashioned ‘progressive conservatism,’ such as anti-militarism, concern for the Common Good, social justice, economic justice, etc.

In short, Real Conservatives Vote Monarchist!
AND: Real Liberals Vote Monarchist!

MY GOD, WHAT HAVE WE DONE! "PVS": completely awak…

MY GOD, WHAT HAVE WE DONE!

“PVS”: completely awake, aware, alert, listening, mentally responsive, intentional, imaginative, mentally functioning. Just completely paralyzed. And anyway, misdiagnosed up to nearly 2/3 of the time! And treatable 2/3 of the time by a sleeping pill!!!

The researcher even goes on to say that absence of detectable brain activity might not signal absence of brain activity!

This British woman came back from (diagnosed) PVS.

Funny, you’d think this stuff would be all over the MSM.

If they say people in a coma might hear and understand, why not PVSers?

Now, imagine yourself completely immobilized in bed, a dry sock stuffed in your mouth so you can’t even make noise…and the person you love most denying you nutrition and water until you died, all the while proclaiming their love for you, saying this is what you want…even taking a lover and starting a “family” with them. Or yourself in the same “state,” but with doctors ripping out your organs to give to other people ‘more deserving.’

But using scene-imagination as a whole means of communication? Like one yutz said, “If you want to go on living, imagine having sex.” What if they’re a virgin?! Presumably their brains wouldn’t light-up precisely the same as an ‘experienced’ person’s! Use extreme caution.

BUSH’S LATEST CONSTITUTIONAL OUTRAGES A couple pa…

BUSH’S LATEST CONSTITUTIONAL OUTRAGES

A couple paragraphs I just got from The People’s Email Network:

“First, the president demands that the War Crimes Act, the law of the land, be changed to accommodate the crimes that have ALREADY been committed at his direction, specifically to authorize methods of torture previously and rightfully considered verboten. If this is not a naked admission that he has broken the law in the most hideous way we don’t know what is. Second, and at the same time, he is demanding that new laws enacted be to hotrod the prosecution of those he personally deems enemies of the state. What is he trying to tell the world, that those people CANNOT be convicted of an offense under our current law, but that he himself cannot ESCAPE conviction under that same law for what he has done?

“The fact that the detainees HAVE been tortured is precisely the reason why the Bush administration is so determined to deny them any rights they have under current law to see the evidence against them, or to have any other protections thereunder. Secret evidence means keeping also secret their own war crimes. Either we are a nation of laws or we are not. And to butcher the law ‘ex post facto’ (after the fact) anytime the result will not be as we would like is to render our entire legal system of no force and effect. It is to tell the world that we have laws of convenience only, and that they are subject to change without notice.”

{Last time I checked, Congress had no authority to pass ex post facto laws!}

“The detainees must be prosecuted under existing law. To do otherwise is to send the loudest message possible to the entire world that we believe THEY HAVE COMMITTED NO CRIME FOR WHICH THEY CAN BE PROSECUTED. Some who were irrefutably innocent have already been released after years of torture, and with no apology or compensation for their ordeal. If the truly guilty cannot be found so under current law, we have no moral standing in the world left at all.”

DRAFT GORE! De jure 43rd President of the United …

DRAFT GORE!

De jure 43rd President of the United States!

WHY WE NEED THE MONARCHY BACK The "Framers" denie…

WHY WE NEED THE MONARCHY BACK

The “Framers” denied the possibility of a single mass (marketing) party gaining control of all three branches of the Federal Government, as well as of enough States to keep them from doing anything about it. (Remember, before the Supreme Court adopted judicial review, the “Framers'” envisioned remedy for Federal overstepping was – State Militias!!!)

ARE U.S. AND CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS "AN ITEM"?…

ARE U.S. AND CANADIAN FOREIGN MINISTERS “AN ITEM”?

Peter should’ve stuck with Belinda Stronach, even if she did switch parties!

MONTREAL COLLEGE SHOOTING: GOD DIDN’T WILL IT A P…

MONTREAL COLLEGE SHOOTING: GOD DIDN’T WILL IT

A Protestant pastor, attempting to console mourners, is indirectly quoted as saying that God has a master plan. But human sin is not part of God’s master plan! God controls everything but human free will. God lets us sin because He wouldn’t compel our love, for Himself or each other.

"LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE"??!! Her Majesty’s potentia…

LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE“??!!

Her Majesty’s potential next UK Prime Minister so describes himself, as he distances himself from Bush, realizing that Bush is not America. (Not a Progressive Conservative, but we’ll take what we can get, they seem to be in short supply across the water these days, at least in the halls of power!)

FIGHT DISNEY/ABC Now I’m in bed with the Fundies,…

FIGHT DISNEY/ABC

Now I’m in bed with the Fundies, though for “like” totally different reasons! Like a libelous, opportunistic 9/11 mocu-drama/six-hour free nationwide Republican campaign ad without equal time for the Democrats. Complain to the FCC to yank their over-the-air broadcast licenses, encourage those defamed to sue for libel (Clinton, Berger, Albright, etc.), complain to the Fed. Election Commission, etc etc etc. Sure, they’re Republican-controlled, but make them say no to us – God will hold them accountable then, even if the Dictatorship lasts till Christ returns.

REAGAN, BUSH I, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, U.S. AND EURO CO…

REAGAN, BUSH I, CHENEY, RUMSFELD, U.S. AND EURO CORPORATIONS IMPLICATED IN HUSSEIN’S CRIMES

The article is dated but relevant as Pres. Hussein remains on trial. Should we hand over the surviving co-conspirators to the Iraqi prosecutors? or an international tribunal at The Hague?

THE WORST POEM IN THE UNIVERSE For your entertain…

THE WORST POEM IN THE UNIVERSE

For your entertainment, click here and scroll down a bit. I nearly fell out of my chair laughing – it’s so English!

9/11: GOD DIDN’T DO IT Some people say of the Al …

9/11: GOD DIDN’T DO IT

Some people say of the Al Qaeda attacks of 9/11/01, “How could God do this?” God didn’t do it. God is not responsible for the evil that people do, not mine, not Bin Laden’s, not Bush/Cheney’s, not yours. Sure, He’s quoted in Isaiah 45:7 saying, “I create evil.” But Orthodox Christians usually don’t prooftext, but look at the larger Holy Tradition of Orthodoxy (including but not limited to Scripture…and the whole Scripture for that matter, not isolated 3-word phrases). In the assessment of the whole Tradition, people and demons are responsible for human-made evil. God allows us – gives us – free will because He loves us and wouldn’t impose goodness on any of us, because then we’d be unwilling slaves, automatons, not beloved sons and daughters and friends and co-workers of Him. One of the aspects usually considered to be part of “the image of God” in which humans as a species are created is free will, the ability to choose good or evil. If we as a species didn’t have free will, we wouldn’t be in the image of God, we’d be some lesser animal. God then allows evil, but works infinitely hard to bring good out of it, without, again, thwarting human free will. Has any good manifested yet from 9/11? I wouldn’t care to say. But it will, if we let it, and if we work for it.

Bin Laden and the executors of 9/11 are said to have thought they were fighting for God and His cause…or at least Allah. (I’ll leave to better minds the question of whether Allah is real, is any god or demon, or the God of the Old and New Testament Church, the Orthodox Church, i.e., the Most Holy and Consubstantial Trinity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Muslims deny the Trinity, as do those Jews who have not embraced Christianity, and even some supposed Christians.) Can people who don’t rightly believe in God “fight” for Him? Of course, adherents of Judaism and non-Orthodox Christians don’t rightly believe in Him either, and they’ve done lots of fighting purporting to be for Him. Orthodox have too, but not nearly so much as non-Orthodox Christians: just compare the histories of Orthodox and Heterodox Europe. The truth is, the True God would not be fought for, that’s why He sent Apostles to the nations rather than rampaging armies. Martyrs, starting with Himself. (No, killing yourself isn’t martyrdom, it’s suicide, always a sin in Orthodoxy.) God’s method is the word and life of the Orthodox Church, not the sword, the gun, the bulldozer, the tank, or the bomb. Orthodoxy is not a ‘peace sect’ because it concedes that governments war, even purportedly Orthodox ones, and sometimes it has blessed military defense of innocents and the Faithful – but not, authoritatively, aggression. For most of its history the Orthodox Church had a rule that banned from Communion for several years those who had shed blood even in defense, and its monastics and clergy are categorically forbidden to do so, upholding the imperative of the Gospel. The ranks of recognized Orthodox Saints are filled with ex-soldiers and ex-rulers who turned from violence, many of whom even laid down their lives for the Gospel ideal (i.e., were slain by others). And just for the record, “ethnic cleansing” is unfaithful to Orthodoxy. But to be fair, “Balkanization,” beginning in the 1800s, was empowered by Britain and France, first to dismantle the Ottoman Empire in their favor.

In short, most, if not all, who say they’re killing for God, are liars, whether they know it or not. Has “religion” caused so much war in human history? Orthodoxy claims to be the cure for religion, a pathology blamed by the late Fr. John Romanides on an atrophied human nous. Though not all Orthodox have been cured yet, including me, by the mercy of God Orthodoxy’s war record pales in comparison to those of Protestantism, Catholicism, Islam, and the ancients. Orthodoxy has certainly suffered far more casualties than it has inflicted throughout history. Look at the 20th century alone! At its beginning a Russian bishop even said most Russian soldiers don’t go on the battlefield to kill, but to die for their country; by contrast there’s the Western quote, “Your job isn’t to die for your country, it’s to make the other poor b—— die for his country.”

In conclusion, sometimes the good that God brings out of evil is repentance.

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT… The…

BUSH’S CAMPAIGN OF FEAR AND LIES Any so-called na…

BUSH’S CAMPAIGN OF FEAR AND LIES

Any so-called national leader who tries to make you afraid for his own selfish political gain is no leader. Arguably, he’s committing a high crime. FIGHT A REAL “WAR ON TERROR”: IMPEACH BUSH AND CHENEY!

CRIKEY TV’s Australian "crocodile hunter," Steve …

CRIKEY

TV’s Australian “crocodile hunter,” Steve Irwin, a subject of Her Majesty The Queen of Australia, was killed by a stingray while filming off the Great Barrier Reef today (yesterday). One of his last lines in the movie The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, poignantly funny then, is just poignant now: “The hunters become the hunted. It’s nature’s way.” Had he ever swum with rays before? In any case, he died doing what he loved best after Terri and the kids, and, they say, probably instantly. A great adventurer and conservationist, this crocodile saver and “crusader in khakis.” God be good to him.

(Strange thing is that this morning I woke up thinking – out of the blue – that they should make another movie. Too bad.)

UPDATE–Much is being made in the media about Steve’s “wrestling alligators” as a viewer-grabbing stunt. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There are means of gaining control over a croc or gator that are safer for the humans involved, but more dangerous for the animal. Steve chose to try to endanger the animals less, even if it was riskier to himself. And nobody forced his co-workers to take employment with him, either. Or Terri. It’s because he already did such things that he made it on TV, not the other way around.

SPEAKING OF FASCISM… …here’s a 9/11 five-year…

SPEAKING OF FASCISM…

…here’s a 9/11 five-year retrospective…with the emphasis on “retro,” like, Germany 1930s!

NO LONDON BOMB PLOT AFTER ALL? Chemists say "bina…

ANOTHER ELECTION NULLIFIED This time the Republic…

ANOTHER ELECTION NULLIFIED

This time the Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives, instead of waiting for the certification of a tainted special election, picked a candidate – the Republican – and swore him in himself!

I guess we really do need a Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing the right to vote…not only for President and Vice-President, but all other elective offices too. You would think it was presumed in the provision defining an office as elective, but apparently not with this crowd….

RECAP AGAINST ELECTRONIC VOTING "Voting systems a…

RECAP AGAINST ELECTRONIC VOTING

“Voting systems are national defense systems (!) deserving the highest level of protection. Undetected compromise of our nation’s voting systems is equivalent to our being invaded and occupied by a foreign power, since the American people lose control of their lives and destinies in either case – except that “coup by covert election manipulation” occurs under the reassuring guise of business as usual.”

SO NOW IT’S OUR FASCISTS AGAINST THEIRS? Can’t we…

SO NOW IT’S OUR FASCISTS AGAINST THEIRS?

Can’t we put all the Christian fascists, all the Jewish fascists, and all the “Islamic fascists” on an island and let them kill each other, and leave the rest of the world in peace?

Actually, nobody’s caught on to this, but Bush is widening the “War on Terror[ism]” into a “War on Islamic Fascism.” Talk about thought-crime! The whole “Coalition” should bail – even pull out of Afghanistan – if he tries to do anything military against “Islamic fascists” who aren’t carrying out or actively and truly preparing terrorism against the West.

‘Islamic Fascists want to take over the world and kill everyone except themselves,’ I think he said the other day? Such hyperbole would be laughable if it weren’t so dangerous.

I’m seriously beginning to think the West should just completely disengage from the Muslim world, except maybe for Orthodox missionaries [Is Orthodoxy part of “the West”??], and natural-disaster relief. It seems we just can’t win there.* Energy independence all the way! And for God’s sake stop sending them porn!

(*-I don’t mean “win” in the conquering sense, but in the “can’t do anything right” sense.)

"AMERICANS LOVE THE MONARCHY!" Completely unsolic…

“AMERICANS LOVE THE MONARCHY!”

Completely unsolicited!