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Joy Reid, there’s a world of difference between the NFL and Church

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Taking a knee as a form of protest at an NFL football game is about revering oneself.  Bending a knee to the King and Creator of this world in church is reverent worship for the One who is Greater.

I completely understand and in no way deny the injustices and the plight that the African-American community has experienced in the United States.  For a nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and the Christian Scriptures as a City on a Hill set apart, it is incredibly unfortunate to have a history of racism.  We were a nation in a theological crisis over race that couldn’t recognize the imago Dei of the whole created human race – red, yellow, black, and white (that’s a reference to a children’s song, not a racial slur, you snowflakes).

Nevertheless, I was born decades after the Civil Rights Act, legally and politically, recognized the rights to pursue the jobs you desired, and the rights to a good quality non-segregated education.  I was born in a time where I saw more black Americans experience more privilege making millions playing professional sports or becoming CEO’s of big companies than I will probably ever experience.  And I saw black and white Americans go to church together and experience the Communion Table together.

Today, Colin Kaepernick, the privileged black elites, Black Lives Matter, the progressive movement, and the Democrat Party protest alongside Islamist terrorists like Linda Sarsour.  Their protests turn into movements that extend the sexual revolution by dismantling the nuclear family, and stand in solidarity with the baby butcherers and baby part traffickers at Planned Parenthood.

What about the injustices being done to the predominately-black urban communities today, perpetuated by the progressives and the Democrat Party?  They endorse policies that make these urban communities into third world economies with gun free zones and failing government schools.  Black Lives Matter, and the secular humanists they’ve aligned themselves with, encourage broken families with no father.  They celebrate when abortion clinics open up on nearly every corner, as if it were a Starbucks, in these black urban communities.

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MSNBC host: Christians angry at protesting NFL players seem just fine with kneeling in church | Dave Urbanski, TheBlaze

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/09/25/msnbc-host-christians-angry-at-protesting-nfl-players-seem-just-fine-with-kneeling-in-church/MSNBC host Joy Reid was busy Sunday on Twitter, particularly with regard to the NFL players who locked arms and took a knee during the playing of the national anthem — a shot back at Republican President Donald Trump’s comments suggesting players should be fired for disrespecting the flag in such a manner.

Impressively BAD: Joy Reid’s #TakeTheKnee tweet out-stupids even Colin Kaepernick – twitchy.com

https://twitchy.com/samj-3930/2017/09/24/impressively-bad-joy-reids-taketheknee-tweet-out-stupids-even-colin-kaepernick/You know those tweets you come across where you read and re-read them to make sure they actually said what you thought they did? Tweets so poorly thought-out that in your mind you’re sure what you’re reading is either a mistake or a parody.

 

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If you really want to protest injustice against the minority community in America today, protest the policies that Black Lives Matter and the Democrat Party force on your communities.  Protest the systemic racism of Planned Parenthood in their disproportionate targeting of black babies, the organization that Black Lives Matter is proud to support.  Protest the disarming of law-abiding African-Americans in urban cities like Chicago and Detroit with their gun free zones, while breaking up the black nuclear family.  Protest the failing public school system and lack of choice for better schools in urban communities.

Now, as a Christian Conservative, I have no love-lost for the American flag or the National Anthem.  They aren’t symbols that represent the Christian heritage of our Founding.  They represent our national rebellion against God.  The flag and the anthem represent 40 years of nearly 60 million slaughtered pre-born babies, a genocide worse than the commie genocides.  They represent a sexual revolution that mutilated and rebuked God’s natural order of creation and the Covenant of Marriage.  Why should I respect symbols that represent debt slavery and the centralized authority of Statism when those ideas run contrary to God’s Word?

But protesting a flag and anthem are missing the point entirely.  As Christians, we are to honor, not worship, our earthly king (1 Pet. 2:17).  Given the Pledge of Allegiance’s socialist origins, that is what I will be protesting and its unbiblical belief of indivisible, which bestows an attribute of deity (Dan. 3:18).

All in all, this entire reality show indulges our identity crisis as a nation, and the Church isn’t pursuing gospel reconciliation.  The Church is getting played by the Left.

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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA proof that she’s at least 1/1024th Native American. Twitter responds appropriately.

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Elizabeth Warren releases DNA proof that shes at least 11024th Native American Twitter responds appr

There’s a strategist in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s ear who thought it was a good idea to release results of a DNA test showing a likelihood that one of her very distant descendants was Native American. The advice taken. The results were predictable.

The test shows she is at most 1/32nd Native American if she is six generations from her Native American ancestor. That’s her best-case scenario. At worst, her ancestor was as far back as ten generations which would make her 1/1024th Native American. To put that into perspective, if she were to honor her heritage by engaging in 1/1024th of a four-hour Native American Sweat, she’d be in and out of the lodge in 14 seconds.

Elizabeth Warren releases results of DNA test on Native American ancesty

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/10/15/warren-addresses-native-american-issue/YEUaGzsefB0gPBe2AbmSVO/story.htmlThe inherent imprecision of the six-page DNA analysis could provide fodder for Warren’s critics. If her great-great-great-grandmother was Native American, that puts her at 1/32nd American Indian. But the report includes the possibility that she’s just 1/1024th Native American if the ancestor is 10 generations back.

Undergoing the test and releasing the results reveal how seriously Warren is taking the attacks from Trump, who has been able to effectively caricature and diminish his national foes via nicknames and conspiracy theories. Trump pushed then President Barack Obama into releasing the long form of his birth certificate to prove what most knew was already true: He was born in America.

This publicity stunt was designed to let everyone know she’s serious about running for President in 2020. She wanted to be able to call out President Trump on his promise to give $1,000,000 to charity if she could prove Native American heritage. He won’t pay, of course, which will get plenty of headlines calling him a deal-breaking scoundrel, but was it really if for her to be the focus of even more jokes on social media?

Here are some of the reactions on Twitter. You decide:

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Katherine Timpf on fighting political correctness

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Katherine Timpf on fighting political correctness

National Review reporter and Fox News contributor Katherine Timpf often discusses political correctness. She talks about it so often that one might think it’s a subject she enjoys, but in reality it’s simply a problem she passionately wants to solve.

In American society, it is way too easy to offend. People do not want to hear that their perspectives are wrong. That’s apparently some form of violence. They don’t want to hear an opposing viewpoint. That’s allegedly a form of oppression. Many on the left feel entitled to express their opinions in any way they see fit and also to prevent others from sharing their opinions if there’s a difference in worldviews.

The hypocrisy of political correctness is thick.

As Timpf recently pointed out on National Review, it’s a problem that doesn’t have an easy solution, but trends are pointing to positive movement against the specter of political correctness.

Political Correctness: Study Finds 80 Percent of Americans Think It’s a Problem

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/political-correctness-problem-according-to-80-percent-of-people/I could go on for pages and pages, but you get the point: Writing about political correctness sometimes makes me feel as if everyone has gone mad, and I’m very glad to see that this doesn’t seem to be the case. Instead, a strong majority of people apparently agrees with me. A strong majority believes that political correctness has gone too far, and probably would agree that we need to be careful to protect our ability to speak freely in this country.

That’s certainly encouraging, but it still doesn’t make me feel entirely better. After all, the small, PC-obsessed mob can sometimes be very powerful. Once it decides that someone or something is racist or sexist, that conclusion can carry a lot of weight. It can ruin careers and lives. It can remove perfectly good, innocuous words from acceptable speech, because even the people who might not see a problem with those words don’t want to risk being accused of racism or sexism for using them. The only answer is to keep fighting, to keep exposing and mocking such overreach when it occurs — and to take solace in the fact that so many people have awoken to its dangers.

Keep fighting the good fight, Ms. Timpf.

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Reason: Socialism fails every time

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Reason Socialism fails every time

If Socialism Actually Worked, the Left wouldn’t have to Lie about it.

John Stossel has a new video featuring Gloria Álvarez who knows the truth about Socialism. She passionately decimates all of the Left’s lies about what is truly organised evil.

Socialism has become cool in America, under the nice name “democratic socialism”.

Gloria Álvarez knows better, because she’s from Latin America and studied socialism there. She says: watch out! Socialism has a clear track record of wrecking every country that implements it.

Cuba tried socialism. Things got so bad that tens of thousands fled the island on dangerous, makeshift rafts. Others paid lots of money to be allowed to leave.

After Cuba, the next Latin American country to get totally immersed in socialism was Venezuela. For a while, things seemed to work okay thanks to the country’s oil wealth; Venezuela has the largest proven oil reserves in the world, and used to be the richest country in Latin America.

Celebrities like Michael Moore and Sean Penn visited Hugo Chavez and praised his socialism.

Venezuelans were happy, too. A former mayor in Venezuela’s capital city told Álvarez: “People were clapping so hard. They were like, ‘Oh, finally there is somebody here making social justice.'”

But eventually socialism led to a mismanagement of the economy that was so bad that money started to run out. The government just printed more, so much more that it led to million-percent inflation.

But some still defend socialism, saying that what happened there “isn’t real socialism.” Bernie Sanders says: “when I talk about Socialism I am not looking at Venezuela, I’m not looking at Cuba. I’m looking at countries like Denmark, like Sweden.”

But Denmark’s prime minister says that’s a mistake: “Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy,” he clarified.

In Scandinavian countries, government regulates business less than America’s government does. Scandinavian countries don’t even have a minimum wage.

Real socialism looks more like Cuba and Venezuela.

Álvarez hopes people look at socialism’s track record before implementing it anywhere else.

If the stakes weren’t so deadly serious, the Left’s absurd contradictions on this subject would be quite amusing. The video had several celebrities trying to claim that normal government functions are somehow ‘socialism’, without explaining how this is the case. Other Leftists will claim that certain socialist regimes weren’t actually socialist, but were really ‘Right-Wing’, again without explaining how this is the case. However, those supposedly non-socialist, ‘Right-Wing’ regimes had normal government functions – road, liberties etc. So by the lights of the first contention, wouldn’t they be socialist?

But let us put this as succinctly as possible:

If Socialism Actually worked:

The Left wouldn’t have to falsely claim that normal government functions are ‘socialism’.
The Left wouldn’t have to Lie about the definition of the word.
The Left wouldn’t have to pretend that Scandinavian countries are socialist.
The Left wouldn’t have to lie, claiming that totalitarian Socialist regimes are supposedly ‘rightwing’.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need ‘revolutionary terror’.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need Tanquetas’ or ‘Ballenas’ to keep the people in line.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need secret police and torture to suppress dissent.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need barbed wire or mine fields to keep people from leaving.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need concentration camps, gulags or ‘re-education’ camps.
If Socialism Actually worked, they wouldn’t need firing squads or as ‘Che Guevara’ put it, the ‘pedagogy of the wall’.

The Takeaway.

If the organised evil that is socialism [Or it’s 40+ alternative labels] didn’t defy basic human nature, being a functional system, there would be no reason for the nation’s Socialist-Left to Lie about it. If it had actually accomplished something useful – aside from 100+ Million dead – it’s proponents could simply sell it without all of the falsehoods and outright lies. Those who advocate for that collectivist system – while claiming they aren’t it’s advocates – could simply be honest about what they want to impose on the rest of us.

Compare this to the entirely workable – but never claiming to be perfect – system of economic Liberty.
Those of us who are advocates for freedom have no need to pretend that systems of economic Liberty are something else. We have no need to make false claims or pretend it something that it is not. We only need to sell it on it’s great achievements, something the advocates of socialism can never do.

 

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