Thank the Good Lord that there is at least one branch of our government which is not crazy left. Not yet.
Say No to Soto.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was a Soviet Russian, anti Communist Christian dissident who was either imprisoned in the infamous Gulags or persecuted from about 1945 until 1975 for calling Joe Stalin "Mr. Whiskers" and other extremely unpatriotic criticisms of the Russian Socialist Republic. Solzhenitsyn lived not only to be exonerated after surviving so many horrors, he waxed very prophetic by warning the West - over thirty years ago - how we were following the exact path of Marxism which had overtaken Russia and plunged it into the darkest most demonic era in its history.
Aleksandr S., however brilliant, may not have grasped the importance of the diminishing and eventual non existent power of his Orthodox Ecclesia which lost its purity of faith, thus setting up the entire Russian society, including the Czars, for their own downfall at the hand of the Bolsheviks.
As I witness the Annual Sodomite Parade in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, where local churches are marching - with musical bands - arm in arm with the local gay community, and I as see President Obama abandon all semblance of faith, and appointing Czars, who would not think that we are becoming the Soviet Socialist Republic of Amerika?
Godlessness, The First Step to the Gulag
"Men Have Forgotten God"By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn @1983 [Before The Fall Of The Wall]
More than half a century ago, while I was still a child, I recall hearing a number of older people offer the following explanation for the great disasters that had befallen Russia: Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.
Since then I have spent well-nigh fifty years working on the history of our Revolution; in the process I have read hundreds of books, collected hundreds of personal testimonies, and have already contributed eight volumes of my own toward the effort of clearing away the rubble left by that upheaval. But if I were asked today to formulate as concisely as possible the main cause of the ruinous Revolution that swallowed up some sixty million of our people, I could not put it more accurately than to repeat: Men have forgotten God; that's why all this has happened.
What is more, the events of the Russian Revolution can only be understood now, at the end of the century, against the background of what has since occurred in the rest of the world. What emerges here is a process of universal significance. And if I were called upon to identify briefly the principal trait of the entire twentieth century, here too, I would be unable to find anything more precise and pithy than to repeat once again: Men have forgotten God.
The failings of human consciousness, deprived of its divine dimension, have been a determining factor in all the major crimes of this century. The first of these was World War I, and much of our present predicament can be traced back to it. It was a war (the memory of which seems to be fading) when Europe, bursting with health and abundance, fell into a rage of self-mutilation which could not but sap its strength for a century or more, and perhaps forever. The only possible explanation for this war is a mental eclipse among the leaders of Europe due to their lost awareness of a Supreme Power above them. Only a godless embitterment could have moved ostensibly Christian states to employ poison gas, a weapon so obviously beyond the limits of humanity.
The same kind of defect, the flaw of a consciousness lacking all divine dimension, was manifested after World War II when the West yielded to the satanic temptation of the "nuclear umbrella." It was equivalent to saying: Let's cast off worries, let's free the younger generation from their duties and obligations, let's make no effort to defend ourselves, to say nothing of defending others-let's stop our ears to the groans emanating from the East, and let us live instead in the pursuit of happiness. If danger should threaten us, we shall be protected by the nuclear bomb; if not, then let the world burn in Hell for all we care. The pitifully helpless state to which the contemporary West has sunk is in large measure due to this fatal error: the belief that the defense of peace depends not on stout hearts and steadfast men, but solely on the nuclear bomb...
Today' s world has reached a stage which, if it had been described to preceding centuries, would have called forth the cry: "This is the Apocalypse!"
Yet we have grown used to this kind of world; we even feel at home in it.
Dostoevsky warned that "great events could come upon us and catch us intellectually unprepared." This is precisely what has happened. And he predicted that "the world will be saved only after it has been possessed by the demon of evil." Whether it really will be saved we shall have to wait and see: this will depend on our conscience, on our spiritual lucidity, on our individual and combined efforts in the face of catastrophic circumstances. But it has already come to pass that the demon of evil, like a whirlwind, triumphantly circles all five continents of the earth...
In its past, Russia did know a time when the social ideal was not fame, or riches, or material success, but a pious way of life. Russia was then steeped in an Orthodox Christianity which remained true to the Church of the first centuries. The Orthodoxy of that time knew how to safeguard its people under the yoke of a foreign occupation that lasted more than two centuries, while at the same time fending off iniquitous blows from the swords of Western crusaders. During those centuries the Orthodox faith in our country became part of the very pattern of thought and the personality of our people, the forms of daily life, the work calendar, the priorities in every undertaking, the organization of the week and of the year. Faith was the shaping and unifying force of the nation.
But in the 17th century Russian Orthodoxy was gravely weakened by an internal schism. In the 18th, the country was shaken by Peter's forcibly imposed transformations, which favored the economy, the state, and the military at the expense of the religious spirit and national life. And along with this lopsided Petrine enlightenment, Russia felt the first whiff of secularism; its subtle poisons permeated the educated classes in the course of the 19th century and opened the path to Marxism. By the time of the Revolution, faith had virtually disappeared in Russian educated circles; and amongst the uneducated, its health was threatened.
It was Dostoevsky, once again, who drew from the French Revolution and its seeming hatred of the Church the lesson that "revolution must necessarily begin with atheism." That is absolutely true. But the world had never before known a godlessness as organized, militarized, and tenaciously malevolent as that practiced by Marxism. Within the philosophical system of Marx and Lenin, and at the heart of their psychology, hatred of God is the principal driving force, more fundamental than all their political and economic pretensions. Militant atheism is not merely incidental or marginal to Communist policy; it is not a side effect, but the central pivot.
The 1920’s in the USSR witnessed an uninterrupted procession of victims and martyrs amongst the Orthodox clergy. Two metropolitans were shot, one of whom, Veniamin of Petrograd, had been elected by the popular vote of his diocese. Patriarch Tikhon himself passed through the hands of the Cheka-GPU and then died under suspicious circumstances. Scores of archbishops and bishops perished. Tens of thousands of priests, monks, and nuns, pressured by the Chekists to renounce the Word of God, were tortured, shot in cellars, sent to camps, exiled to the desolate tundra of the far North, or turned out into the streets in their old age without food or shelter. All these Christian martyrs went unswervingly to their deaths for the faith; instances of apostasy were few and far between. For tens of millions of laymen access to the Church was blocked, and they were forbidden to bring up their children in the Faith: religious parents were wrenched from their children and thrown into prison, while the children were turned from the faith by threats and lies...
For a short period of time, when he needed to gather strength for the struggle against Hitler, Stalin cynically adopted a friendly posture toward the Church. This deceptive game, continued in later years by Brezhnev with the help of showcase publications and other window dressing, has unfortunately tended to be taken at its face value in the West. Yet the tenacity with which hatred of religion is rooted in Communism may be judged by the example of their most liberal leader, Krushchev: for though he undertook a number of significant steps to extend freedom, Krushchev simultaneously rekindled the frenzied Leninist obsession with destroying religion.
But there is something they did not expect: that in a land where churches have been leveled, where a triumphant atheism has rampaged uncontrolled for two-thirds of a century, where the clergy is utterly humiliated and deprived of all independence, where what remains of the Church as an institution is tolerated only for the sake of propaganda directed at the West, where even today people are sent to the labor camps for their faith, and where, within the camps themselves, those who gather to pray at Easter are clapped in punishment cells--they could not suppose that beneath this Communist steamroller the Christian tradition would survive in Russia. It is true that millions of our countrymen have been corrupted and spiritually devastated by an officially imposed atheism, yet there remain many millions of believers: it is only external pressures that keep them from speaking out, but, as is always the case in times of persecution and suffering, the awareness of God in my country has attained great acuteness and profundity.
It is here that we see the dawn of hope: for no matter how formidably Communism bristles with tanks and rockets, no matter what successes it attains in seizing the planet, it is doomed never to vanquish Christianity.
The West has yet to experience a Communist invasion; religion here remains free. But the West's own historical evolution has been such that today it too is experiencing a drying up of religious consciousness. It too has witnessed racking schisms, bloody religious wars, and rancor, to say nothing of the tide of secularism that, from the late Middle Ages onward, has progressively inundated the West. This gradual sapping of strength from within is a threat to faith that is perhaps even more dangerous than any attempt to assault religion violently from without.
Imperceptibly, through decades of gradual erosion, the meaning of life in the West has ceased to be seen as anything more lofty than the "pursuit of happiness, "a goal that has even been solemnly guaranteed by constitutions. The concepts of good and evil have been ridiculed for several centuries; banished from common use, they have been replaced by political or class considerations of short lived value. It has become embarrassing to state that evil makes its home in the individual human heart before it enters a political system. Yet it is not considered shameful to make dally concessions to an integral evil. Judging by the continuing landslide of concessions made before the eyes of our very own generation, the West is ineluctably slipping toward the abyss. Western societies are losing more and more of their religious essence as they thoughtlessly yield up their younger generation to atheism. If a blasphemous film about Jesus is shown throughout the United States, reputedly one of the most religious countries in the world, or a major newspaper publishes a shameless caricature of the Virgin Mary, what further evidence of godlessness does one need? When external rights are completely unrestricted, why should one make an inner effort to restrain oneself from ignoble acts?
Or why should one refrain from burning hatred, whatever its basis--race, class, or ideology? Such hatred is in fact corroding many hearts today. Atheist teachers in the West are bringing up a younger generation in a spirit of hatred of their own society. Amid all the vituperation we forget that the defects of capitalism represent the basic flaws of human nature, allowed unlimited freedom together with the various human rights; we forget that under Communism (and Communism is breathing down the neck of all moderate forms of socialism, which are unstable) the identical flaws run riot in any person with the least degree of authority; while everyone else under that system does indeed attain "equality"--the equality of destitute slaves. This eager fanning of the flames of hatred is becoming the mark of today's free world. Indeed, the broader the personal freedoms are, the higher the level of prosperity or even of abundance--the more vehement, paradoxically, does this blind hatred become. The contemporary developed West thus demonstrates by its own example that human salvation can be found neither in the profusion of material goods nor in merely making money.
This deliberately nurtured hatred then spreads to all that is alive, to life itself, to the world with its colors, sounds, and shapes, to the human body. The embittered art of the twentieth century is perishing as a result of this ugly hate, for art is fruitless without love. In the East art has collapsed because it has been knocked down and trampled upon, but in the West the fall has been voluntary, a decline into a contrived and pretentious quest where the artist, instead of attempting to reveal the divine plan, tries to put himself in the place of God.
Here again we witness the single outcome of a worldwide process, with East and West yielding the same results, and once again for the same reason: Men have forgotten God.
With such global events looming over us like mountains, nay, like entire mountain ranges, it may seem incongruous and inappropriate to recall that the primary key to our being or non-being resides in each individual human heart, in the heart’s preference for specific good or evil. Yet this remains true even today, and it is, in fact, the most reliable key we have. The social theories that promised so much have demonstrated their bankruptcy, leaving us at a dead end. The free people of the West could reasonably have been expected to realize that they are beset · by numerous freely nurtured falsehoods, and not to allow lies to be foisted upon them so easily. All attempts to find a way out of the plight of today's world are fruitless unless we redirect our consciousness, in repentance, to the Creator of all: without this, no exit will be illumined, and we shall seek it in vain. The resources we have set aside for ourselves are too impoverished for the task. We must first recognize the horror perpetrated not by some outside force, not by class or national enemies, but within each of us individually, and within every society. This is especially true of a free and highly developed society, for here in particular we have surely brought everything upon ourselves, of our own free will. We ourselves, in our daily unthinking selfishness, are pulling tight that noose...
Our life consists not in the pursuit of material success but in the quest for worthy spiritual growth. Our entire earthly existence is but a transitional stage in the movement toward something higher, and we must not stumble and fall, nor must we linger fruitlessly on one rung of the ladder. Material laws alone do not explain our life or give it direction. The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which the Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence; when this assistance leaves us, we die. And in the life of our entire planet, the Divine Spirit surely moves with no less force: this we must grasp in our dark and terrible hour.
To the ill-considered hopes of the last two centuries, which have reduced us to insignificance and brought us to the brink of nuclear and non-nuclear death, we can propose only a determined quest for the warm hand of God, which we have so rashly and self-confidently spurned. Only in this way can our eyes be opened to the errors of this unfortunate twentieth century and our bands be directed to setting them right. There is nothing else to cling to in the landslide: the combined vision of all the thinkers of the Enlightenment amounts to nothing.
Our five continents are caught in a whirlwind. But it is during trials such as these that the highest gifts of the human spirit are manifested. If we perish and lose this world, the fault will be ours alone.
(World copyright ©1983 by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn; translator: A. Klimoff; reprinted by kind permission of the author.)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Now we see Iran going through a similar, yet more deadly dust up, involving the more conservative, religious and military backed badman Ahmdinejab vs the more Progressive and U.S. friendly, Mousavi.
It is very difficult to side with the Islamic conservatives v. the progressives, especially since conservatives, for sure, would not mind sending Israel "into the sea," as well as stoning adulterous women. They stone gays to death and, forgive me,Lord, I have trouble shedding tears for that one, but perhaps, there are better ways of dealing with those type of people who run Hollywood and are masters at Interior Decorating.
Under the stricter religious code I have noticed that the average Jane and Joe Iraniann (or Ahmed and Ahmette) are quite likable and modest - a quality we have not seen in the U.S since the early 1960's. Iranian women have a natural modesty and purity about them which is much like America before the Hippies and Affirmative Action.
As repressive as Iran is, the Iranian women are not at all like the cheating, spoiled, assertive, stubborn, selfish, and, many times overweight, once Sugar and Spice And Everything Nice Girls which have been created by the Democrat Party and Affirmative Action. Sorry, but the Iranian ladies are, generally more like "The Girl Who Married Dear Old Dad." Except for the headscarves.
Don't believe me? How about the old Rock Group Guess Who?
The Guess Who - American Woman Lyrics @1970
American Woman, stay away from me
American Woman, mama let me be
Don't come a hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now Woman, I said stay away
American Woman, listen what I say-ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Washington D.C., because of its concentration of Democrats (all colors) boasts about 200 murders a year, yet the killing of the black Gentile guard by a nut case at the Holocaust Museum should not be considered 'just another' D.C. homicide, nor should we be convinced by the State Controlled Media that there is a new wave of antisemitism being unleashed across America.
The reason I even note all this is because the State Controlled Media ignores other less politically correct killings like the murder and wounding of the two U.S. soldiers outside a recruiting office in Arkansas by a home-growned African American Islamic terrorist. Such an obvious hate crime - totally avoided by the media.
The Nazi (Socialist) nut case killer, Von Brunn, not only hated Jews, but he was aligned with such self -loathing, leftist Jews as Noam Chomsky. Von Brunn thinks Christianity is a bastard child of Judaism, and he was not a Bush man. In fact, he hates most American conservatives of note, including John McCain, but especially, Neocons, or more conservative Jews. He believes, as a 9/11 "Truther," that the Twin Tower destruction was engineered by President Bush.
So far, he has more in common with Kieth Olbermann that any modern day conservative that I know.
Yet, the explosive coverage of this event was due not so much for sympathy for the black guard, Stephen Johns, who was killed in the rampage, but for Jews in general, because of a possible initiation of a new epidemic of antisemitism spreading like wildfire across the fruited plains. It is funny that the only time that American liberal, or "Convenient," Jews confess to be concerned about Judaism is when there is a media story that can be over hyped. Lib Jews in the media, you may have noticed, never give a whit about the survival of Israel, as they often side with Islam in world affairs, as was proven by their excessive adoration for O'Bama's diplomacy and tact in Middle East affairs, all the while dissing Zion savers like Benjamin Netanyahu as seen in their most recent White House meeting. Prez Obama could not even look into Bebe's eyes during their confab. They are only Jews when they can be seen as persecuted and downtrodden, never as successful and leftist.
Recently, Michael Paulson (Liberal Jew?) wrote about how Catholics will dominate the Supreme Court with the addition of Sotomayor. However, I am sure he will not write how liberal Jews are way over represented, using the same logic, among the Supremes, a la Ginsburg and Breyer. Obama's Czars are also largely Jewish liberals, but, God forbid, that I should say that. Its sort of like trying to speak the unspeakable Tetragrammaton - or worse! Its just plain verboten, to use an unfortunate phrase. Oh, those NAZIS, who could have thunk they might even be non-Germans.
And, need I even ask for forgiveness for shining a little critical light on liberal Jews in the U.S? Can they not be singled out as a voting demographic (which is over 90% lib)? They have no problem attacking everything conservative and/or Christian that I might think holy, but as they hide behind the Holocaust, (only when it is convenient), cannot they be subject to any sort of reproof - as a group? I cannot be certain even FreeRepubic, the bastion of conservative news and blogging, will allow such criticism to meet its guidelines.
I can understand that LJ's can get squeamish because of past pogroms and other forms of persecution, but may I, as a Christian, similary notice that they are rather not too fond of conservatives and have not in any way been restrained in their attacks on everything that I think is holy?
For my final kick in the kiester (Yiddish), I would simply like to ask if David Letterman's writers are liberal Jews?
Friday, June 05, 2009
And By Peace He Shall Destroy Many Daniel 9:27
For the uninitiated, the Biblical Antichrist will be an individual spawned by Satan, who is the antithesis of Christ the Messiah, who came to establish an earthly kingdom which will not be fully realized until Jesus returns to earth. Even as His kingdom exists today in what is known as The Church (called-out ones), it will not be fully manifested until Christ's Return.
According to the Bible, the Apostle Paul describes the "Man Of Sin" Jesus counterpart - in 2 Thessalonians, as someone who shall be revealed, when a great falling away occurs in the Church. I dare say that in 2000 years of church history, we have never seen churches so plagued with sodomy, pedophilia, adultery, and heresy than today. Thessalonians tells us that this Antichrist will be accompanied with lying signs and wonders. Obama is not there, yet, unless you consider his mesmerizing over 50 million Democrats, academia, and the State Controlled Media. Also in 2 Thessalonians, "He (the Antichrist) opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remind you of anyone?
The Prophet Daniel mentions this Antichrist figure several times from the 7th through 12th chapter -and elsewhere - in his Book of Daniel. This entity will: "Speak against the Most High - Chapter 7; Set himself up to be as great as the Prince of the host, and he will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel at peace, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. - Chapter 8.
Daniel also predicts in Chapter 9, And on a wing of the temple [Jerusalem]he will set up an abomination that causes desolation. In Chapter 11 we see this, He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed. And He will also invade the Beautiful Land - Jerusalem.
Antiochos Epiphanies as mentioned by Josephus, and the Maccabees, as referenced by Jesus and Daniel exemplify the traits of an Antichrist as someone who totally dishonors the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Jesus through pagan, or what we would call popular, secular philosophies, today. One may see this in liberal Jewish temples, as well as, even more inexcusably, in the modern Christian mainline denominational churches.
The original Antiochus profaned the Jewish temple with idols and had naked Olympians prancing around the Holy Place. Christianity has no less defiled its profession with unimaginable desecrations. Jeremiah Wright and gay Episcopalian Bishop Gene Robinson are only two of many examples. Liberal Jewish temples are home to GLBT types.
Jesus refers to the future destructions of Jerusalem, which has had many, mentioned in Daniel and the "abomination which makes desolate." He said that people would not accept Him and his Plan of Salvation, but they would accept others (antichrists). However, unless they come as the lightning as from East to West, they are not Him!
There are many nuances and interpretations of end time events as understood by well meaning Christians. I have been studying this for over 25 years,and I must say like the Apostle Paul, "I have not apprehended it all," yet.
Most Bible scholars agree that the Antichrist will be "against" and "instead of," the Real Deal, Jesus Christ. THE Antichrist (and there are many mini Mes, or lesser antichrists),the Son of Satan, will have to be charismatic, popular, everything to everybody, except to those who do not fall for his false deity. He will make peace when the world is on edge. He will promise everything to everybody, but he will especially hate Jews (not the liberal flavor), Christians, and have a hatred for Jerusalem. Sound like anybody you know living today?
To be fair, I can remember when Bible "scholars" knew for a fact that Henry Kissinger was the Antichrist because they assembled the letters of his name in Greek or Hebrew and computed them to be the number 666. Same with Boutros Boutros Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations. Same with Ahmadinejad, President of Iran. Countless Popes have been contenders for THE Antichrist, as well as a multitude of Rabbis throughout history. Even Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Bible does hint that the Antichrist will be a flamer and "Have no desire for women," Daniel Chapter 9. Even though President Obama lisps or stretches his "s" sounds in sort of a serpentine manner, I believe he still loves women - though quite a few less than Bill Clinton, so far. BTW Speech therapists refer to the lenghtening of the "s" in wordsssssss as the "snake sound."
I mean, everything looks as if it could be Go Time for THE END with the President entreating all of our enemies by consistently humiliating our own United States, at a time when all three of the major religions are looking for, what a coninkydink, a Messiah. Islam, Judaism and Christianity are looking for The One. Is Rush Limbaugh just joking, or is Obama The One?
LISTEN TO OBAMA ANTICHRIST? SONG
Click To See and Hear Song Anti-Christ Alive In America? On Youtube or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s75nRAWFNMs
To The Tune Of Zager and Evans' In The Year 2525
Original At http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izQB2-Kmiic
*Lyrics Writer Disavows Any Connection Between The Anti-Christ And
The Current President Of The United States
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
President Obama announced that he was shocked after hearing about the killing of "Doctor" Tiller, the Baby Non-Deliverer (trying to be sensitive here, so as not to make the State Run Media weep even more over his untimely and unfortunate death).
However, there seems to have been no known outrage expressed by the President over the killing and wounding of two soldiers outside an Army recruiters office by a home grown,self-proclaimed, amateur, African-American-Jihadist, who proclaimed that he was "mad at America for what we were doing to Islam." Why didn't Obama simply apologize to the young man and just make everything alright like he so majically does with everyone OUTSIDE of America?
Yes, Mr. President, please visit all American prisons and express to the multitudes of African American-to- Islam converts that we are, indeed, bad people (except you and Michelle) but will make it up to American Jihadists through some sort of reparations program like 40 acres and a goat, or something.
Bingo, State Controlled Media, you have suceeded with your hate America, hate Bush tactics that got you - your president, who is at this time befriending all of our mortal enemies (they have chosen that, not us), hoping that they will not hate us ever again, so presumably young black men in the United States will not be tempted to justify killing again in the name of Allah.
Or is that what the SCM intended?