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The conservative intellectual movement is on life support and in decline

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The conservative intellectual movement is on life support and in decline

Listening to Mark Levin’s show on MLK Day 2018, he is concerned that we as conservatives have not made a good case for conservativism. We truly took conservativism for granted, and yet collectively we can’t explain it. It seems that so-called liberalism is on the rise according to a recent Gallup poll.

Those who are supposed to be the voices of conservatives are not. The common conservative may be leaning towards the Republican Party, but the party doesn’t advance a conservative cause. The Republicans would rather make a deal and go along to get along with the Democrat Party. The committed conservative and/or Federalist is told they have a home with the Republican party and that need to stand by them. They are just useful idiots for the GOP masterminds as they prefer to support a progressive-lite or crony capitalist agenda and either call that conservatism or claim that conservatism is dead. Some conservatives/Federalists would rather be politically homeless than being a tool for a useless political party. The cultishly loyal GOP voter may look at them with scorn but I will not.

The Democrats at least are advancing a progressive agenda, and those who call themselves progressives are registered with the Democratic Party. The committed progressive does indeed have a home with the Democrats.

There are two reasons the Democratic Party is growing: the mass immigration since the immigration reform spearheaded by Ted Kennedy in the mid-1960’s, and our educational institutions. I will not point out the statistics. You can read those stats in the link presented at the very end of this piece.

Too many immigrants come from third world countries in which they have no idea of how life is like in a society that embraces liberty and freedom. President Trump has a point about their places being —-holes. The Democrats know that these people have been pampered (or not really) by socialism. Thus they want to bring them here and give them citizenship so they will be the guaranteed lever pullers for the Democratic Party and gain more power, and make the world a better place for socialism. For these useful idiots, socialism is all they know. Eventually, it will be America that joins the —-holes, while the Democrats reap the rewards as they finally get to become like their idols (Castro, Mao, Lenin, Stalin, Nero, even Hitler etc etc).

Education is also the other component that is helping progressive leftism gain in popularity. Humanist and progressive activist John Dunphy knew this well.

“I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. Their teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level — preschool, daycare, or large state university.”

This statement was written by Dunphy back in 1983, and this was the war cry to public school teachers that were in agreement with him. Today that very public school classroom (and colleges & universities) convinced many millennials to not only become humanists but really progressives; politically, culturally and religiously. Another humanist activist Charles Frances Potter back in the 1960’s stated; “Education is thus a most power ally of humanism, and every public school is a school of humanism. What can the theistic Sunday school, meeting for an hour once a week, and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teachings?”

I might add that every public school (coupled with higher learning) is also a school of progressive leftist statism.

If you have followed Steve Deace’s “Seven Deadly Worldviews” series on his CRTV.com program you know that secular humanism is the icing on the cake for all the worldviews that make the legs holding the progressive ideology up. More from Dumphy (many years later after Pat Buchanan’s speech at the 1992 Republican National Convention).

“While the struggle is certainly quite complex and multifaceted, I continue, a significant aspect of it is comprised of the conflict between the totalitarian Christianity of the Radical Right and the force of humanism. And then I add, ‘But here’s something that Mr. Buchanan neglected to mention in his address: humanism is going to win.”

Right now it seems that not only humanism is going to win, but also progressive Marxist statism that complements humanism as one of its pillars. Even George Barna points out the millennials are not as pro-life that we thought they were, and I am not shocked by that statement. It is no surprise when you have the likes of Planned Parenthood (and access to our public schools) teaching them loose sexual morals and that women have a right over their bodies including the right to kill a baby that they did not want to have. But they sugar coat the language and call it abortion or termination of a pregnancy.

Why can’t Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell explain what republicanism is (small r) or what free market capitalism is? Nevermind federalism? I feel your pain Levin, and the truth of the matter is regarding Mitch & Ryan… all they care about is themselves and their own families. They are also more concerned about what the progressive mainstream media says about them, and I wonder why? They are the cancer of progressivism and they are going to push that ideology no matter what. If progressiveism loses then they will attack those that oppose it. If progressiveism fails society, then if it will be called the new normal, rather than admit that it’s a failure. Progressiveism can’t do any wrong. It’s the future. It has to be if you’re on top of the food chain wanting to take and maintain control.

We conservatives and federalists who believe in liberty and freedom and limited government, we are on our own. It will take the likes of NOQ Report and other like-minded outlets and figures that are will the learn, understand and fight for America’s founding principles. I think we have been asleep at the wheel and it is time for us to do our own fighting. It will be a team effort, and its the fight we have been called to step up to. Are you in?

Reference

Conservative Lead in U.S. Ideology Is Down to Single Digits

http://news.gallup.com/poll/225074/conservative-lead-ideology-down-single-digits.aspxWASHINGTON, D.C. — Continuing a quarter-century trend, the term “liberal” continues to catch up with “conservative” as Americans’ preferred description of their political views. Thirty-five percent of U.S. adults in 2017 identified as conservative and 26% as liberal, the first time the conservative label’s edge has been single digits. Its nine-percentage-point edge in 2017 is down from 11 points in 2016 and roughly 20-point advantages at times in the past.

Most Millennials Are Not Pro-Life

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/most-millennials-are-not-pro-life.htmlDuring the past few months I have spoken at some pro-life events as well as several high-level gatherings of national conservative leaders. In each of those meetings I have heard people say that we are in a great era for the pro-life movement, especially because Millennials are highly supportive of life in the womb.

Sadly, it is not true. We are tying our hope to a myth.

January 15, 2018 | MARK-CM

http://www.marklevinshow.com/2018/01/15/january-15-2018/On Monday’s Mark Levin show, Last week there was story after story on news outlets that President Trump was mentally ill and demented. Now the media is trying to paint Trump as a racist because of how he talked about Haiti, allegedly calling it an sh*thole. Tom Cotton and David Perdue, who were with Trump in the meeting, said Trump didn’t say that word about Haiti. Dick Durbin is lying about it and has lied before but that doesn’t matter because the Democrat Party wants and need this for its base and to get out the votes.

Someone who wants to be a voice for liberty and freedom. Telecom (Radio/TV) Pikes Peak Community College 1993-1998, BS Journalism, minor Political Science, Colorado State University-Pueblo 1999-2004

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In UK, Ancient Heathenism Reigns Supreme

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Several minutes had passed since the medical examination of the newborn had begun. They stood inspective over the infant, occasionally murmuring to one another in a hushed tone.  The babe’s father stood nearby, pacing: his eyes intractably fixed on the small group of elders in a desperate attempt to interpret each subtle lift of an eyebrow or pinch of the lips.

Then came that dreaded nod…

The tormented father wept as the judge read the decision aloud: “as thinking it neither good for the child itself…” the child must die.

The above description is not a reference to the United Kingdom’s government-ordered killing of little Alfie Evans, nor the United Kingdom’s government-ordered killing of little Charlie Gard.

The infant’s death-order, described above, was merely the price of societal perfection for his father, living in the Statist abyss of Ancient Sparta.

In Lives: Lycurgus 16, Greek historian Plutarch (48-122 A.D.) wrote of the medical inspections of infants by “elders,” and of the state-ordered murder of infants in Ancient Sparta under the rule Lycurgus, a tyrannical central-planner:

“Nor was it in the power of the father to dispose of the child as he saw fit (as was his right in most heathen societies). He was obliged to carry (the newborn) child before certain men at a place called Lesche; these men were some of the elders of the tribe to which the child belonged; their business was to carefully view the infant, and, if they found it stout and well made, they gave order for its rearing and allotted to it one of the nine thousand shares of land above mentioned for its maintenance, but, if they found it puny and ill-shaped, ordered it to be taken to what was called the Apothetae (“depository”), a (large cave) under Mt. Taygetus (in the Peloponnese); as thinking it neither for the good of the child itself, nor for the public interest, that it should be brought up, if it did not, from the very outset, appear to be healthy and vigorous.” (emphasis mine)

Undesirable Infants – those either deemed unfit in some way, were conceived through rape, were unwanted, or were female – were often exposed, meaning that these infants were tossed into pits or over cliffs, or were abandoned in the wilderness and then left to starve or to be eaten by wild animals.

Such was life in the pagan purgatories of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome.

Such has life begun to be again, today, in the United Kingdom.

As I type, a toddler lies in the hospital, a prisoner, detained by the pagan pride of evil monsters, by his own Statist government.

The “elders” in the UK have sentenced little Alfie Evans to die, “as thinking it neither for the good of the child itself. Alfie may not be alone in the wilderness, but he is being exposed by the sword of starvation.

Right now, a tormented father weeps for his child.

The cruel winds of an evil-ridden history are circling ’round again.

 

Once Christianity came upon the scene, Christians began to regularly rescue exposed infants.

As Tertullian stated, “Christians sought out the tiny bodies of newborn babies from the refuse and dung heaps and raised them as their own or tended to them before they died or gave them a decent burial” (Early Church History).

“The Christian idea that each individual person has worth because they were created by God was foreign to the lies of pagan society where the State, the tribe, the collective was the only value they knew” (Early Church History).

One can even visit these once abandoned babes at the Catacomb of Praetextatus. “The catacombs are filled with very tiny graves with the epitaph ‘adopted daughter of…’ or ‘adopted son of…’ inscribed on them. These inscriptions refer to the many babies and young children Christians rescued from the trash over the centuries” (Early Church History).

Unlike during the times of Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, however, today’s United Kingdom prevents Christians from aiding Britain’s exposed children.

Christians from across the globe have offered aid and open arms to little Alfie Evans. Pope Francis has faithfully attempted to save the ailing child, arranging medical transportation for Alfie so that he might fly via air ambulance to the Vatican’s hospital.

Still, the prideful “elders” cling mercilessly to their pagan heathenism, determined to deny any and all Christian charity for little Alfie.

 

Alas! One thing is now crystal clear: in the United Kingdom, ancient heathenism reigns supreme.

For a glimpse of the future, listen to these famous voices from the past:

In On the Laws 3.8, Cicero (106-43 BC) states:

“Deformed infants shall be killed.”

Posidippus, a Greek poet, wrote:

“Everybody raises a son even if he is poor, but exposes a daughter even if he is rich.”

In On Anger 1.15, Seneca (4 BC-65 AD) wrote:

“…mad dogs we knock on the head…unnatural progeny we destroy; we drown even children at birth who are weakly and abnormal.”

In Politics 7.1335b, Aristotle (364 BC-322 BC) wrote:

“As to exposing or rearing the children born, let there be a law that no deformed child shall be reared;  but on the ground of number of children, if the regular customs hinder any of those born being exposed, there must be a limit fixed to the procreation of offspring, and if any people have a child as a result of intercourse in contravention of these regulations, abortion must be practiced on it (the child).”

In Theaetetus, the Greek philosopher Plato (quoting Socrates) wrote of the important societal task of killing infirm infants:

“For we must take care that we don’t overlook some defect in this thing that is entering into life; it may be something not worth bringing up, a wind-egg, a falsehood. What do you say? Is it your opinion that your child ought in any case to be brought up and not exposed to die? Can you bear to see it found fault with and not get into a rage if your first-born is stolen away from you?”

In Ad Nationes, Tertullian (155-220 A.D.) recorded the frequency of pagan infanticide in the Roman Empire during the late 100’s and early 200’s A.D.:

“…because, although you are forbidden by the laws to slay new-born infants, it so happens that no laws are evaded with more impunity or greater safety, with the deliberate knowledge of the public, and the suffrages of this entire age…But then you make away with them in a more cruel manner, because you expose them to the cold and hunger, and to wild beasts, or else you get rid of them by the slower death of drowning.”

In Book 3 of Instructor, Clement of Alexandria (150-215 A.D.) wrote of Roman women caring more for animals than for children:

“And though maintaining parrots and curlews, they do not receive the orphan child; but they expose children that are born at home, and take up the young of birds, and prefer irrational to rational creatures.”

 

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New California law voids religious freedom to advance LGBT agenda

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In the war on American culture waged by the Marxist Rainbow Jihad and LGBT terrorists, there has been perhaps no greater battlefield than the state of California. And as the front where many of the battles are fought, it is also where we find the greatest number of casualties, usually children.

Government authorities working as a type of Gay Mafia have turned public schools into LGBT indoctrination centers where acceptance of deviant lifestyles is mandated by the state in the name of so-called tolerance. In these indoctrination centers, parents are denied the right to teach their kids the values they believe in, and children as young as five-years-old are disciplined as “bullies” for “misgendering” their gender-confused classmates.

Not content with brainwashing young minds, however, LGBT radicals in the CA legislature want to make it a crime for parents, pastors, and professional councilors to engage in “sexual orientation change efforts with an individual.”

Under a banner of so-called consumer protection, the bill (AB-2943) defines “change efforts” as:

“Any practices that seek to change an individual’s sexual orientation. This includes efforts to change behavior or gender expressions, or to eliminate or reduce sexual or romantic attractions or feelings toward individuals of the same sex.”

The bill furthers the LGBT agenda in one more way; it codifies LGBT lifestyles as normal and scientific:

“Contemporary science recognizes that being lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender is part of the natural spectrum of human identity and is not a disease, disorder, or illness.”

With this language added to the bill, freedom of speech and freedom of religion concerning LGBT issues will be essentially eliminated . . . by law!

I once wrote an article about how the LGBT culture war was one more reason for parents to take their kids out of public schools, but now that won’t be enough. This war has grown into a full-fledged assault on religion and traditional moral values.

We can no longer accept the “live and let live” ideology of the left under the mistaken belief that equality is their only goal. It’s time to fight for the souls of our children and the future of America while we still can.


Originally posted on The Strident Conservative.

 

David Leach is the owner of The Strident Conservative. His daily radio commentary is distributed by the Salem Radio Network and is heard on stations across America.

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PragerU Video: What’s a Greater Leap of Faith: God or the Multiverse?

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What’s a greater leap of faith: God or the Multiverse? What’s the multiverse? Brian Keating, Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, explains in this video.

What’s a Greater Leap of Faith: God or the Multiverse?

Published: Apr 23, 2018

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