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The Left’s pathological bondage to social justice

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What is social justice other than a notion to suppress those who have gotten ahead in favor of those who have fallen behind?

When given the choice between a single lane at a Wendy’s drive-through or multiple lanes at McDonald’s, most people would rather have the single lane, even if it is much longer. Why? No, it’s not the Baconator. It turns out, seeing the other lane get ahead or served before us makes us feel slighted. That’s right… injustice, and it’s driven by envy; a natural response that, if not consciously released, can fester and cause us to act irrationally and more deliberately than we otherwise would.

How often has a road rage incident escalated from a simple lane change? How many stories are there each year on Black Friday where a fight has broken out? Or the feeling you get when the passenger on the plane next to you claims the armrest? Injustice!

This is the mentality we are fighting against as conservatives.

Those who advocate for higher minimum wage, socialized medicine, free college, and higher taxes on the wealthy get caught up in the emotional frustration of seeing others get ahead. Just like the Wendy’s line, they would rather everyone experience the same mediocre outcome, than see someone else get ahead. This is unfortunate, because what would the world be like if others didn’t get ahead? Would we have smartphones? MRI machines? Cars?

If seeing others get ahead causes so much rage, could this be the reason why more violence has historically come from the Left than the Right? It’s no secret that social justice is a cause celebre of the Left. But what is social justice other than a notion to suppress those who have gotten ahead in favor of those who have fallen behind?

A huge part of being conservative is accepting others’ differences as a natural phenomenon. In other words, “All men are created equal”, while sincere as an ideal, is simply not true; each person is unique with his/her own talents, desires, and attributes. Consequently, if all men are not equal, the only result we can ever attain when trying to make things equal is inequality. If you forced Lebron James to give away the rewards of his unique abilities, the result would be an injustice to him.

It can be easy to fall into a rut of envy when witnessing someone else’s success. We must actively remind ourselves to love our neighbors and their talents as they are, not resent them. Instead of trying to force things to be equal, let’s applaud those unique talents and attributes. For, envy is a good man’s worst enemy.

A full time engineer by trade, Dan is a conservative, Christian, father, and veteran. He considers himself a rebel against the dominant liberal culture.

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Bill de Blasio and CAIR: A tour de force against Christianity

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Bill de Blasio and CAIR A tour de force against Christianity

For all the talk the progressives say about the evils of religion, they will not just speak out against Islam.  As NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio shows us, the enemy of my enemy is my friend.  So the friendly rivalry between American Progressives and CAIR shall continue in the foreseeable future.

Face it, the real war is against Jesus Christ, and his father the True God.  The God of Abraham.

Terror-linked CAIR & NYC’s Bill de Blasio team up for ‘social justice’

https://www.conservativereview.com/articles/terror-linked-cair-and-nyc-team-up-for-social-justice?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=111617de-blasio-cair&utm_campaign=crfbSince becoming mayor of the city in 2014, Bill de Blasio has worked closely with CAIR on several projects, including adding Muslim holidays as mandatory days off in the public schools system.

CAIR was founded in 1994 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, with the goal of creating a support network in the United States for the Palestinian Hamas terrorist organization. Its current leader, Nihad Awad, has publicly endorsed Hamas. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates labeled CAIR a terrorist organization.

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Church of England joins LGBT forces in the culture war and children are the casualties

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Did you hear about the new set of directives released by the Church of England for schools and teachers concerning gender and gender identity?

In honor of anti-bullying week, the Church of England released an updated version of a 2014 instructional entitled “Valuing All God’s Children.” This new set of rules instructs against so-called homophobia, bi-phobia, and trans-phobia in nursery schools and primary schools.

According to church leadership, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary students should be encouraged to discover their gender identity uninhibited as they “explore the possibilities of who they might be.” Specifically, children are to be taught not to “conform” to traditional male/female “stereotypes.”

Schools must “avoid labels and assumptions which deem children’s behavior irregular, abnormal or problematic just because it does not conform to gender stereotypes … Childhood has a sacred place for creative self-imagining.”

Practically speaking, the guidelines will encourage boys to wear tutus and princess tiaras while encouraging girls to wear tool belts and super hero cloaks in order to help them determine who they might be without “judgement and derision.”

While it’s tempting to dismiss this as England’s problem, the Strident Conservative has documented how the LGBT community and its declared war on Christianity and American culture has already launched similar assaults on children in America’s public schools.

Unfortunately, in America, the Rainbow Jihad has the full support of the government all the way up to the White House.

For example, Barack Obama hosted an event in April, 2016 at the White House aimed at “breaking down gender stereotypes in media and toys.” Much like the Church of England, Obama—with support from Katie Couric, the founder of the gender-neutral start-up Little Bits—promoted the idea that gender is irrelevant and that children should be free to be who they are “without limits.”

While Valerie Jarrett organized the event under the banner of promoting opportunities for girls, Obama’s track record on transgender issues made the affair very LGBT friendly.

And we shouldn’t get comfortable now that Obama is no longer president. Donald Trump—who embraced the LGBT movement at the Republican National Convention in his acceptance speech—announced back in June that his administration would prosecute schools that failed to embrace the LGBT lie concerning transgenderism.

The LGBT culture war is not just an American war. It’s a world war, and as usual, children are the casualties.

Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

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The left legislates for secularism against Christianity and it’s one thing they are consistent on

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The left legislates for secularism against Christianity and its one thing they are consistent on

On the surface, the left promotes a double standard regarding how business can offer services.  They support a right of the business that sides with Palestine over Israel, and the right of governments to do business with them.  On the other hand, they support laws that force business to have “birth control” in their health plan or make people provide a service to those they are uncomfortable with such as gay couples.  The libido is far more important than your convictions or conscience coupled with the left’s push for population control.

The Stream’s Rachel Alexander scratches the surface to show that what this is really about, is finishing off what famed leftist humanist John J. Dumphy called “the rotting corpse of Christianity.”  That alone makes the left consistent with their agenda and long-term goals.  Those words that Dumphy used were not out of sarcasm, they were out of hated and are a declaration of war against Christ and his body of believers.

The Left’s Hypocrisy on States Regulating Freedom of Expression of Businesses

https://stream.org/lefts-hypocrisy-on-states-regulating-freedom-of-expression-businesses/?utm_source=Newsfeed&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_term=Original+Content&utm_content=Left-11-16-2017Should businesses have a right to express their views and practice them accordingly? The left says yes — and no. They say, “It depends.” Liberals tend to say yes when the business takes a position they agree with. They say no if the business takes a viewpoint they disagree with.

In the first case, the left stands for free speech and the first amendment. In the second, the left happily uses state power to curtail the business’s freedom of expression.

There is a rise in targeting Christian businesses.

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