Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. -- Philippians 2:6-8


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For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. -- 2 Corinthians 8:9


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And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. -- Mark 16:6


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Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!



Happy Easter, my friends.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. --Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this. -- Isaiah 9:6-7


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He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. -- John 1:10-14

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

REPOST: The Legacy of September 11, 2001

This is a post from September 11, 2011. It sums up my position very well, so I have little else to say on the matter, at this time. May the victims of that terrible day rest in peace, and may their families and friends find the peace that passes all understanding from Jesus Christ.


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Begin with a man in slacks and a button-up shirt with a collar plummeting through the air -- a man who began his day in an office at a desk, and ended his day and his span on Earth hurtling toward the ground in a ten-second fall at one hundred twenty-five miles per hour. Seek out the photographs online. Look at those still shots of terror taken moments before death swooped in and took its victims away. Yes, viewing such grim reminders is a painful, depressing task, but a necessary one for understanding what September 11, 2001 meant. For approximately three thousand people, that day meant death -- and not a quiet, dignified passing at a ripe old age, in a bed surrounded by family and loved ones; but a noisy, confusing cut-off filled with dread, overshadowed by a backdrop of fire and smoke and raining debris. A proper perspective on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 atrocities begins and ends with a human being plunging into eternity.

Paeans to multiculturalism and platitudes about strength through diversity cannot erase this indelible image. No matter what those who rule over us say -- I dare not suggest that they govern -- multiculturalism and diversity were the unreasoning juggernauts that brought the victims low.

It saddens me to say that we are no better off today, ten {twelve} years later, then we were on that day in September when Musim jihadists struck in Pennsylvania, at the Pentagon, and brought the World Trade Center towers crumbling into rubble. Indeed, the situation is worse than ever.

After the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, it is said that Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto said, in effect, that "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve." Subsequent events proved him correct. The American people retaliated, declaring war on Japan and defeating the nation in a long, bitter conflict.

Fast-forward to 2001. The evil acts committed in New York City and elsewhere roused the "Sleeping Giant" once again; but this time, the giant's handlers steered its ire in the wrong direction, and dissipated its resolve in fruitless democracy-building projects and assaults on people who had nothing to do with the attacks, while leaving our worst enemies in peace. All the while, people in positions of power assured America's citizenry that the problem was not Islam or Muslims or jihad, but rather "extremism," "terrorism," and the "hijacking" of religion for nefarious purposes. Islam was a religion of peace and goodness and light, and its followers were not that different from Americans. And so after going on an unfocused tear like a drunken sailor on shore leave, the giant settled back down into placidity and sleep.

Today, the "Sleeping Giant" is in a coma. It is an artificially induced coma, brought about by people with motivations as lofty and honorable as those of the man who drags a young woman off the street and chloroforms her into oblivion in the backseat of his car. It is a state of lassitude born in the honied lullabyes of a liar.

Since 2001, the powers-that-be have subjected the U.S. to a daily regimen of pablum regarding the identity of our enemy. We're in a "War on Terror," as if a tactic is an enemy. Listening to the mouthings of liberals and neo-cons like Obama and Bush and their cronies, one would think that the terrorists have no ideology, no over-arching philosophical worldview. They just exercise terror and mayhem for the sheer joy that terror and mayhem bring. They believe nothing. Religion is a tool in their hands, used cynically in the art of destruction. It means nothing to them on a metaphysical level.

Here is a partial post-September 11 list of policies, statements, and positions taken or made by our "leaders":

-- George W. Bush promoted unfettered immigration from the Third World, upping the ante in his second term by supporting amnesty, while lying about his intentions. He did not support true immigration reform, which would entail changes for the better to our chaotic system. He also refused to construct and complete a border security fence of any lasting significance.

-- The Bush Administration launched a war against Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the atrocities on September 11, 2001. The administration also invaded Afghanistan and toppled the Taliban. After initial victories, Bush initiated democracy projects in both countries, losing far more soldiers in these endeavors than in the earlier fighting. Ten {twelve} years after the attacks, American troops remain stationed in both nations, in deteriorating conditions. The Iraqi Christian community is under seige, and our Afghani "allies" regularly betray U.S. soldiers and even murder them. Both countries have sharia-based Constitutions.

-- Bush and Obama spent years telling the American people that Pakistan was an ally in the "War on Terror." When the U.S. discovered Osama bin Laden's location, he was living in a compound in the middle of a major city in Pakistan, just down the street from the Pakistan Military Academy, Pakistan's version of Westpoint.

-- In a speech in Cairo, Obama made the statement that "I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear."

-- Our military -- the finest in the world -- has become infested with welfare cases, thugs, and foreigners.

-- Obama went on record in 2007, saying that the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." That same year, Obama recited from memory a portion of the Muslim call to prayer and profession of faith in perfect Arabic in an interview with Nicholas Kristof. Here are the words:


Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
I bear witness that there is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah.
Come to prayer. Come to prayer.
Come to Success. Come to Success.
Allah is Most Great. Allah is Most Great.
There is none worthy of being worshipped except Allah.



The Islamic call to prayer sounds just like something a Christian would recite in an interview, doesn't it?

-- The U.S. government continues allowing Muslim immigrants into our land and even rewards them with citizenship. The number of Muslim immigrants to the U.S. increased after 2001.

-- The Bush and Obama administrations have enacted security measures that make Americans less free than they were before 2001, such as warrantless wiretapping, and intrusive TSA procedures in airports. The federal government's practical policy is that no indignity or inconvenience endured by American citizens is too great, if such intrusions succeed in protecting Muslims from "discrimination" -- i.e., minimal observance and recognition of their threat potential.

-- Muslims continue building mosques across the U.S., backed by virulent Saudi Wahabbism and funding. These mosques serve as bastions of the Dar-al-Islam in the midst of the Dar-al-Harb (Islamic outposts in a sea of infidels). Evangelical Muslims preach hate from their sanctuaries, spreading Islam within the U.S. -- even in the Bible-belt.

-- Cordoba House, an Islamic development group named after a Muslim victory over the Spaniards, plans to construct a lavish mosque at ground-zero in New York City -- with the blessings of the mayor, most of the mainstream media, and the president.

-- Muslims continue serving as prison chaplains, despite using their positions as proselytization platforms for fundamentalist Islam.

-- Muslims continue as members of our military, despite strong evidence that their religious beliefs pose conflicts of interest.

-- A Muslim soldier murdered fourteen people at Ft. Hood, Texas, and wounded thirty-one. He shouted "Allahu Akbar!" just before opening fire. In the aftermath, Chief of Staff of the United States Army George W. Casey, Jr had this bit of enlightenment for America: "I'm concerned that this increased speculation could cause a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers ... Our diversity, not only in our Army, but in our country, is a strength. And as horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse."

-- Between 2002 and 2010, Muslims or Muslim sympathizers committed twenty-five other small-scale acts of terrorism or honor killings in the U.S.

-- Muslims in America demand the installation of footbaths for ritual washing in airports, demand that butchers and restaurants prepare food according to Islamic dictates, and call for the institution of sharia. Prior to 2001, such clamoring happened at a much lower level, if at all.

-- The mainstream media has embraced Islamic agitation groups with ties to terrorism and happily indulges their self-mischaracterizations as groups that want peace and interreligious harmony. An example of this media whitewashing is the front-group, CAIR.

-- The U.S. military burns Holy Bibles sent by Americans to Afghanistan, while teaching soldiers to revere the Koran.

-- The mainstream media and most politicians refuse to admit that Islam is a warlike religion chiefly spread by the sword, that this state of being has existed for 1,400 years, and that the violence endemic to the religion may be found in its founder's actions and Islam's "holiest" writings. They also ignore the important fact that one of Islam's tenets, taqiyyah, is a concept that endorses Muslims lying to non-Muslims, if the purpose of their lies is the enlargement of Islam. Deception is a built-in facet of Islam.

I'll stop right there. I easily could write three or four lengthy posts, perhaps even a book, listing the asinine attitudes, utterances, and policies of our leadership post-2001. My readers may feel free to add to this list in the comments section, if they wish.

In summation, I do not believe that we're better off, now. I do not believe that we're more secure, or stronger. It pains me to say that the three thousand people murdered on September 11, 2001 died in vain. And every American who has died a Muslim-related death since then also has died in vain. We did not take this lemon of a scenario and make lemonade. We did not erect a golden monument to liberty out of the ashes of 2001. We did not find lasting unity, greater resolve, or more clarity of purpose in the wake of those deaths. And an unsung victim of that woeful day was the Truth -- only the jihadists did not slam jets into the Truth. They did not kill it or tuck it away, because the presidential administrations and the Congress and media did that for them. They have spent every single day doing it for them, renewing the lies and distortions and wishful thinking. The Truth fell under friendly fire, as it were.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day

Never have I felt less enthusiastic about celebrating the Fourth of July. After all, talk of liberty and the explosions of fireworks ring hollow in a nation where the federal government spies on the citizenry without probable cause or warrant; where congressmen elected to represent the people's interests champion mass immigration of unassimilable aliens, without concerns for quality or quantity; where the legislative and executive branches spend and borrow with a kind of flagrant disregard for fiscal responsibility that would land each of us in prison, if we were to put into practice on an individual level what the government does at the national level; where all three branches of government buy into the co-opted, phony civil rights rhetoric utilized by homosexuals in their crusade to unite in unholy "matrimony;" where the Powers That Be treat average citizens who uphold the traditional American outlook like bigots and Nazis and even terrorists, while ignoring or praising the demonstrable harm done by those societal wrecking balls who hate everything traditional about the culture and heritage of the United States; and where bloodthirsty monsters murder over a million unborn children in abortuaries each year.

This is where we are as a country, and this is where I am as an American whose ancestry on this continent goes back generations.

I am not saying that there is nothing left of the old America, the true America. What I am saying is that a great, bat-winged shadow is sweeping across the land, blocking out the light and suffocating us under an evil pall. When I was younger, I never thought I'd live to see the demise of what I considered our sweet land of liberty; but she is falling into decay and ruin as I type these words, like a man succumbing to some dreadful wasting disease.

The only answer or hope for us is revival -- revival that leads us as individuals and a nation back into the ways and the spirit of Jesus Christ. That is where a real and lasting future lies.

So the question arises: will our Lord allow another Great Awakening to come to pass, as He did in the 18th and 19th centuries, or has America lapsed into that final sleep, that coma preceding death?

I don't know the answer.

What I do know is that there is a remnant, as there always is in times such as these -- a remnant who give glory and honor to our God, as in olden days -- who fall on their faces at His feet and weep for joy, instead of spurning Him. If America is to become more than a footnote, more than a pile of ashes in the dust-bin of history with all of the other debris of Time, it is that remnant who will make her so. All of this means reclaiming our God and our heritage, and remembering whence we came.

So this year, I celebrate not what America is, but what she was, and what she can be, again, with God as our polestar, shining a light unto our path.

And to those of you who recognize the worth of our past, and still call upon the name of the Lord who blessed us when we were His as a nation -- to you I say, "God bless you," and raise a glass.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Hallelujah, Christ Arose!

45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,

46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

48 And ye are witnesses of these things. -- Luke 24: 45-48


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In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. -- Matthew 28:1-7


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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,

5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. -- 1 Peter 1:3-5

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Lawrence Auster, R.I.P. (1949 - 2013)

It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of Lawrence Auster, of View from the Right. I consider his tireless defense of Christian, traditional America as nothing less than heroic. Few have made greater inroads into explaining the failures and successes of the United States of America, past and present. Words cannot describe how much we needed his voice. Words cannot describe how much he will be missed.

I am thankful that his sufferings are ended. I am also grateful to report that I made amends with him, after a nasty butting of heads a few years ago; no bad blood remained between us.

Most of all, I am thrilled that he embraced Jesus Christ as his Savior. We know where he is, tonight, and it is a better place, by far, than this one.

I thought that he had more time, and I believe that he thought so, as well. I intended to write to him and let him know just how much his efforts defending our civilization from the destroyers within and without meant to me, but I ran out of time and never fulfilled that intention. He was in worse shape than I realized, though I knew his condition was dire. If there's one thing that I've learned from my failure, it is that one should not procrastinate over what needs to be said, regarding someone who is terminally ill. Say what you have to say, today. Right now. Don't put it off until tomorrow, for there may not be a tomorrow on this Earth for that person. The Lord does not promise us another day on this globe anyway, even for the healthy and robust. How much more tenuous is that foothold for someone with a terrible illness?

I know that I will never forget Lawrence Auster -- for though we never met in person, I considered him a friend.

Rest in peace, Larry, and may you delight in the presence of our God and King, Jesus Christ.


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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

War on the Middle Class

An excellent post at Daniel Greenfield's blog. Here's the gist of the article:


Amnesty is a declaration of war by big government and big business against the American middle class. It is a statement that they have no room for the middle class in their vision of the country.


Truer words never were spoken. I highly recommend the whole article.

Friday, February 8, 2013

What Do You Think about this Scenario?

With few exceptions, the ruling elites of countries governed and peopled by blacks believe that racial and cultural diversity are great strengths, if not their greatest strengths. By "ruling elites," I mean those in government, academia, and the entertainment and mainstream news media. Governments of black countries have opened their borders to massive numbers of legal and illegal aliens who do not share their race, religion, language, culture, heritage, or values. In many cases, elites have enacted such policies not by replacing old laws with new, but by flouting the rule of law altogether. Those in power who threw the borders wide and sat on their hands as a deluge of migrants poured into their territories now call for illegal alien amnesties and taxpayer-funded privileges for illegals -- perquisites for which natives do not qualify.

Blacks become dispossessed in the societies that they built -- displaced from employment opportunities, higher pay rates, timely medical care, and the same volume level of voice in the political process. Their "representatives" pay less heed to black citizens' concerns, even as they pander to those of newly-arrived migrants.

Foreign languages become more common on signs in shop windows and in open conversations, in what once were monolingual black states.

Crime increases, especially in areas heavy with immigrants and migrants.

Around the world, polities once inhabited by overwhelming black majorities now see blacks sinking to sixty-five percent of the population, or less, with substantial white, Hispanic, and Asian minorities.

The establishment in black countries characterizes racial solidarity within minority groups as indicative of unity or strength. The establishment further describes such unity and strength as positive developments, as racial and/or cultural "vibrancy." Establishmentarians denounce as racists all blacks who either decry the demographic transformation of their lands, or call for black solidarity. In other words, race-centric thinking among whites, Hispanics, and Asians is beautiful; race-centric thinking among blacks is racism.

In addition, racial sensitivity is so high in the aforementioned commonwealths that the successful labeling of one as "racist" can mean loss of livelihood, a destroyed reputation, and possibly even prosecution. It is no trivial accusation.

In conclusion: blacks become an ever-shrinking demographic group in the civilization that they built, even as non-blacks become ever-growing demographic groups in the lands in which they are invited  -- or uninvited -- guests.


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Here is a thought exercise; keeping the above scenario in mind, please mull over a few questions:

1. Would it be fair to say that the powers-that-be are hypocrites, in that they hold blacks to a standard to which they hold no one else?

2. Given inconsistent standards on racial solidarity, would it be fair to say that blacks not only will become a minority group in their own states, but will become a despised, persecuted, scapegoated minority?

3. Is it wrong for a black-majority country to want to remain majority-black? If "yes," why is it wrong?

4. Would it be fair to characterize the ruling elites as traitors or seditionists?

5. Would it be fair to characterize the establishment as anti-black in its policies?

6. Would it be fair to say that the political aristocracy is committing demographic genocide?



I asked the above questions not as a lark, but because the scenario I fleshed out is real, not fiction, and is a deadly serious, life-altering problem. In this case, the sole difference between reality and fantasy is that demographic displacement executed by the ruling elite is not occurring in black countries, but in white countries throughout western civilization. Replace "blacks" with "whites," and "whites" with "blacks" in the thought experiment, and you have an accurate depiction of real-world events. I used blacks as the victims of demographic destruction because I wanted to get people to think outside the proverbial box.

I would add that, outside western civilization, most of the rest of the world rejects the concepts of multiculturalism and diversity as the sheerest nonsense.

I welcome comments/thoughts.