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The German poet Holderlin wrote, We are a sign that no one reads. Philosopher Martin Heidegger used this quote to argue that what we aim at in our lives can show what is missing in our world. If faith is lacking, then individuals will tend to seek faith, in causes, comrades, leaders or ideas. If originality is lacking, they will rush to whatever promises to be new.

From the start of the 1900s, artists and writers feared that all the great themes had been tapped out. So they turned to new things, things which promised an unforeseen turn in human creativity. Dadaism, Expressionism, Bauhaus and more all flourished for a few short years, the dreary years between the wars. They turned to ‘new’ things because the carnage of the Great War made it seem as if all the old themes and ideals had been tapped out. What came in their place was the ‘Lost Generation’ myth of Hemingway and Remarque, and the reflections of Junger. The West longed for something to stand in the place of old liberal certainties, and turned to nonsense. Their lives aimed at permanent values, even as they embraced temporary ones.

So to today, our actions point toward things. But this is especially true of the Left. Their embrace of newly radical groups is more than a sign of there desperation. Antifa, the most dangerous and radical group in America today(apart from BLM) points to something in the Soul of the Left, which the Left seems to be wholly unaware of.

Radicals require a foe. Since their desire is the fundamental alteration of the social ecology in which we live, they must define themselves in opposition to something. For a long time, these radicals were in the minority. British radicals like Godkin and Shelley and French radicals like Gracchus Babeuf, and his Conspiracy of Equals, were not purveyors of ideas which were taken as normal. But today, their ideas are almost assumed as being true.

Who questions that we can make the world truly just? Who questions whether tampering with life itself is wise or not? Who questions whether equality is the summum bonum of life?

The reason for radicals change in something is that the Left has won. They have enjoyed a victory so broad it is difficult to remember a time when they were not winning. In the ealry 50s, conservative scholar Russell Kirk intended to call his great work The Conservative Route, and was only convinced otherwise by publisher Henry Regnery. Even today, the American Right has moved towards the Left on a score of social issues from welfare to gay marriage.

Let The View and Antifa Both Have Their Say | Matthew Cassady, The Liberty Conservative

http://www.thelibertyconservative.com/let-the-view-and-antifa-both-have-their-say/As ANTIFA makes claims of oppression, they make them with police forces standing by to ensure their safety. Not to stop them, but ensure their safety. If Trump were to take military action in order to shut protests down, liberals would say it is an infringement on their rights as Americans. In that hypothetical scenario, they would be right.

However, we shift back to liberal logic. ANTIFA members are the ones trying to shut down free speech. Like Nazis, they try to bully their political opposition into silence and chase them off with threats and physical abuse. We saw it at Berkley University in California.

Antifa, as an element of the Left, shares its need for a foe, an enemy. Its members need someone to hate. Without knowing it, they have adopted Carl Schmitt’s view of politics, which is that politics is the definition of who is the friend and who is the foe. This simple dichotomy, applied within our own society, is leading Antifa to assault those who don’t side with them.

Their chosen foe is something they call ‘fascism.’ I cannot say what it is they oppose, their websites don’t make it clear what they mean by fascism. Fascism, with a capital-F, has not existed in the West since the end of WWII. And yet Antifa fights on, as if they are Allied soldiers storming Omaha beach.

Antifa acts as if a resurgent American fascism is on its way to throw us back to an era of meanness, racism and cruelty. Antifa cannot accept that its own side of the political ideology has won, and is continuing to win. When Antifa commits its acts of criminality, the news media cover it sympathetically. Democrats have, largely, been unwilling to denounce Antifa’s violence. Because Antifa, Democrats and the media share a common fear of American Right’s darkness. But to return to the Left in general.

The general victory of the Left over its foes has left it in a hard spot. It can’t truly win. No, it can win, it has won. What it can’t do is to do what winners do, and get on with life. Because that would mean that the acme of social change has been reached, justice and equality are now the reality, and we can stop constantly tearing things down. But this would be to steal away the Left’s purpose for being, to destroy what is and make the world as they wish it. Burke knew, ‘something they must destroy, or they feel themselves to have no purpose.’

Because the Left cannot win, it cannot stop. Proverbs 30 says, 4 things there are that are never satisfied: the grave, an empty womb, dry land and a fire. I would estimate the heart of the Left, which is the heart of all men, as being another thing, which is never satisfied.

Until the Left is become masters of the universe, they will never cease. They seek a world of perfect justice, control and power. But they will never have it. What is missing from this perverse worldview, what is not there that Leftists words and deeds seek?

God. And because they would replace Him, the libido dominandi, the will to power, will never be satisfied.

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  1. Dale McNamee

    September 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Fascism us what we had during the 8 years of Obama… Weaponizing government agencies such as the IRS,EPA,DOE, Interior,Army Corps of Engineers,etc. to go after the citizens who don’t think the way they and Obama wanted… Corporations being coerced by government ( nice business you have there, I hope nothing happens… You didn’t build that )…

    But, these moronic black mold spores wouldn’t be able to understand that…

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First they came for the gun owners….

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First they came for the gun owners

…but I didn’t say anything because I didn’t own a gun.

One of the more infuriating aspects of the Left’s game of denying reality with their little ‘That wasn’t really socialism’ is that there are distinct parallels between their agenda and that of other socialist nations, past and present. They all have a similar process of imposing socialistic slavery with a specific national agenda. A key part being the deprivation of the means of self-defense to their citizens and those who posses these means.

Denying the right of self-defense is a fundamental aspect of socialism

It is a fact of history that gun confiscation is an integral part of implementing of a socialist national agenda. The USSR required the people to turn in their guns, as did the German national socialist worker’s party. As was Fidel Castro’s response in the question of whether the people should have guns as or the United Socialist Party of Venezuela confiscating guns from the people for their own safety, of course.

These have all taken place at the onset of socialistic slavery, but somehow the new version isn’t the same because reasons. Leftists aren’t really trying to set up a governmental monopoly on the use of force, they are just trying to protect the children* [ *unborn and under 9 months old excluded ]. Even though it has been proven time and again that their repression of Liberty does not work as advertised.

The liberty grabber left is now celebrating the destruction of basic civil liberties

Where this subject not so deadly serious, it would be comical to still witness leftists parroting the ‘No one is talking about gun confiscation’ or a variant thereof. Meanwhile they can scarcely contain themselves in the glee over New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern seizing on their ‘serious crisis’ to confiscate guns with tweets looking to replicate the destruction of a basic human right in the states.

It is more than a coincidence that the tempo of the drum beat for liberty control has increased while the ideological fraud of socialism is being forced on the people. After a long winded piece gloating about leftist victories over liberty, an opinion piece in Bloomberg has even suggested that Chief Justice John Roberts seize on the serious crisis in New Zealand, using it to destroy this basic civil liberty.

Citizens turned into subjects with a change in the relationship between the people and the government

The genius of the founding fathers is that they recognized that down through history, people have had varying relationships with government. In most cases it was one of the government having a monopoly on the use of force. On occasion the people would challenge this monopoly and change the government, but only after an ensuing orgy of carnage and death.

The founders set forth a new paradigm, that of government by the consent of the people with a semblance of parity via a distributed ability to use force. The nation’s Socialist-Left would like to change or ‘reform’ that paradigm back to the old-fashioned version of the government being the sole purveyor of force. Please note that we are dispensing with the tired old line of the left that this is not what they want. They have made this quite clear over the past few years to the point that anyone that is informed of the issue recognizes that this is just another lie on their part.

“He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression.” – Thomas Paine

Relegating gun owners to 2nd class citizenship

Those of us who haven’t traded, sold or lost all of our guns in a boating accident are a persecuted class these days. The situation is much akin to a baseball pitching machine throwing fastballs over and over again without let-up. With all kinds of new laws being proposed at state and federal levels that range from invasive Intergalactic Background Checks, liability insurance requirements, gun registration and of course, gun confiscation SWATing legislation.

The destruction of basic civil liberties will only begin with gun owners

Every citizen of the nation is protected with basic Constitutional principles and civil rights including due process, the presumption of innocence and the right to face one’s accuser.

The gun owner has been excluded from these basic civil liberties in some states, and if the liberty grabbers had their way, such would be the case nationwide. With just the flimsiest insinuation of being ‘dangerous’ a gun owner [or those who are merely accused of being a gun owner] will be subjected to gun confiscation raid from the authorities.

This will be just the beginning of the ordeal – if they survive the SWAT team coming at 5:00 AM without warning. Our 2nd class citizen will have to prove they aren’t ‘dangerous’ after they have effectively found guilty in a star chamber. It will only be after spending thousands of dollars in legal fees that they may get their property back in less than stellar condition. The trend is to set gun owners below the legal status of accused criminals in the eyes of the justice system.

We’re just starting on the slippery slope

Fresh from their moves against the basic human right of self-preservation, the chief censor of the government of New Zealand has arbitrarily decided that certain ideas are beyond the pale, sparking a debate over free speech as reported by the Associated Press. This of course is another ongoing controversy in the states over the issue of political correctness and ‘Hate speech’. This shows that isn’t just about ‘military style assault weapons’ or whatever is the phrase at the moment, this is a question of liberty, something the people who use a similar sounding label used to pretend to support.

Make no mistake, the legislative mechanisms and regulations used to deprive gun owners of their commonsense human and civil rights will be used on others if they are allowed to stand. A civil liberties group in California made the point that one doesn’t have to be a gun owner to be subjected to gun confiscation SWATing. If they can go after the property of a gun owner in one instance, because they don’t like their attitude, what’s to stop them from going after a journalist or other type of activist? These orders only have to allege someone is dangerous with little evidence, much less proof that they own a gun. What’s to stop them from deciding free-speech is dangerous or ‘offensive’ necessitating that their computers or cell phones should be seized – at gunpoint no less?

The Takeaway

The whole point of the ‘first they came for’ series is that authoritarians rarely go after everyone at once. They are very careful in picking their targets for their oppression with the tactic of divide and conquer. Today it’s the people who own guns, tomorrow it will be those who don’t conform to the precepts of ‘political correctness’.

This is why President John F. Kennedy stated that: “The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”

This is why everyone should be concerned at the headlong rush to denigrate the right of self-defense. And why everyone should be horrified that the government could even consider jettisoning the basic civil liberty of due process and the presumption of innocence. The loss of basic civil rights for some will mean the loss for everyone.

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What does an ancient human skull found in a cave in Israel tell us about the past? It all depends on which perspective you take and whether you want to follow sound scientific practices or manipulated conclusions from circular reasoning.

Modern science can give us a tremendous view of the past. With nearly every discovery, we can see God’s work at play in molding the planets and the stars, the oceans and the lands, the people and the other wonderful creatures. Unfortunately, scientists often distort the findings to fit in with their secular worldview. A clear case of this comes to us from a study published four years ago in the scientific journal, Nature, titled Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans, that is still being erroneously taught today.

First, watch the way that it is being reported. Then, let’s discuss the conclusions.

This is an important discovery, one that clearly points to a Biblical worldview of the roots of man from the garden of Eden working its way from what is now Africa into what is now the Middle East. It jibes with the story of the great flood, stories from the life of Adam through Joshua, and a centralized end point of ancient man in the region along the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa up through modern day Turkey.

Of course, that’s not what the scientists doing the research concluded.

“The is the first evidence that shows that, indeed, there was a large wave of African migrants coming out of East Africa and inhabiting the Eastern Mediterranean region,” said Israel Hershkovitz of Tel Aviv University.

One of the biggest problems with modern science is that our society blindly accepts their conclusions. They know, right?

Proper scientific method that we all learn in high school tells us the conclusions of the research are completely unscientific. We know a few things that are truly observable:

  • Humans very likely started in Africa and Neanderthals were in the Middle East.
  • Humans and Neanderthals interbred to form the basis for Europeans. Today, everyone other than purely African people have at least a little Neanderthal DNA.
  • A human skull fragment was found in Israel.

Given this information, it is obtuse to draw the conclusion that this represents a large wave of African migrants inhabiting the Eastern Mediterranean region. One skull fragment does not tell us that there was a large migration. One skull fragment does not tell us that it was a migration at all. Modern science must establish hypotheses based upon observable facts, but it almost always extrapolates too much.

This wouldn’t be a bad thing if it extrapolated based upon the Bible. We are told the general story of everything that happened from creation through the rise of the Greeks within the Old Testament. Every scientific and archaeological discovery in the region supports this general story, but a culture that utilizes far more distant time frames to explain the discoveries has generated the faulty conclusions that scientists present to us today.

The evidence tells two different stories depending on the observer’s worldview. It’s unfortunate that most have pushed aside the obvious and verifiable conclusions in order to perpetuate the paradigm of secularism.

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Seriously, ‘eat mor chikin’ at Chick-fil-A

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Seriously eat mor chikin at Chick-fil-A

A month doesn’t pass without some organization protesting Chick-fil-A to exclude them from participating in some program or even open restaurants in certain locations. This month’s version of Chick-fil-A hate was the last straw for Senator Ted Cruz (and me) as San Antonio’s city council has voted to prevent the fast food chain from operating at the airport.

Let’s call this what it is. Any individual, organization, or company that supports a Biblical worldview or donates to Judeo-Christian causes are considered to be anti-LGBTQ. The only ones who are not labeled as such are those who go out of their way to embrace the LGBTQ community and who promote such things as gay marriage. Faith-based institutions that prioritize modern day’s version of “tolerance” over the Bible’s teachings are often considered to be A-OK to the leaders of the LGBTQ community (as compared to the actual members of the community, most of whom are not involved in pushing the leadership’s agenda beyond believing marriage is not only between a man and a woman).

Chick-fil-A has done nothing to attack the LGBTQ community. They’ve always been stalwart defenders of equal rights and do not deserve the type of treatment they get from people like the six who voted against them in San Antonio’s city council. Yes, they donate to Christian causes. Yes, they let their employees off on Sunday except in those rare circumstances when they’re presence on Sunday is a blessing. Yes, ownership expresses a Biblical worldview. But such things shouldn’t earn them a place on the blacklist.

Nevertheless, they are, and it’s time for patriotic Americans to commit to a sustained campaign in support of this company which has become a symbol as a primary victim of the left’s contempt and discrimination.

Starting tomorrow (can’t start today since it’s Sunday), it’s time to eat out at Chick-fil-A whenever it makes sense. But don’t just do it once. Make it a regular thing. Thinking of other fast food joints for lunch? Whenever possible, don’t. We need to let them and everyone else know that if the left is going to continue to denigrate and block Chick-fil-A, that we’re going to counter their maneuvers by supporting them with our business.

It can’t stop there. We also need to let those who act against Chick-fil-A know, such as those discriminating against religious freedom at the San Antonio city council, that it’s unacceptable. Notice that I’m referring specifically to those who act against Chick-fil-A and not average citizens who protest Chick-fil-A. Protests are protected by the 1st Amendment, so anything beyond respectful discourse should be avoided with the people who have a conscientious difference of opinion. But those who act against Chick-fil-A, especially if they’re part of the government, must be dealt with at the ballot box. A strongly worded letter wouldn’t hurt, either.

Chick-fil-A doesn’t need our help. They’re doing just fine. But that doesn’t mean we can’t expand our support for them anyway. The best way to show or deny support is with our business. Give it to them. Withhold it from those who oppose American freedom.

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