Parkland anomalies

I have some questions.  Unfortunately I can’t find where I found some of this info, sorry.

Just askin’.

Immigration and war

Or, more aptly, if the Donks have their way, immigration and surrender.  The following presentation was first published on YouTube yesterday and was flagged by the Lefties that run that outfit within 25 minutes.  These are thoughts you, we, are not allowed to have.  I think it is a logical follow up to yesterday’s post on immigration.  Click on the link to watch.

Immigration and War – Voxivercity by Vox Day

Sojourners and strangers – the USCCB attacks

This Friday the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops called on all Catholics in the US to call their Congress Critters and put in a good word for the so-called Dreamers.  We Catholics, for your humble correspondent is of that tribe, were told that it was a matter of Christian charity to

“contact their Members of Congress and urge them to:

  • Protect Dreamers from deportation

  • To provide them a path to citizenship

  • And, to avoid any damage to existing protections for families and unaccompanied minors in the process”

I was busy today, so I will call my Congress Critters tomorrow and urge them to send them on a one way trip back to wherever they came from.

Buddy, can you spare a paradigm?

Although sorely tempted I cannot in good conscience judge these men’s intentions.  I am sure that they mean well and many devoutly serve the LORD.  I can judge the effects of their actions, which is to be a useful tool for the Democratic Party’s drive to increase the pool of Democratic voters.  By doing so they have weakened their moral authority, already in decline, shown themselves to gullible, easily manipulated fools and exacerbated the political divisions in our Republic.

Worse, they foolishly abet the drive to destroy the American character by importing huge numbers of people whose culture is alien to our nation, and often inimical to it.  By their support of an ethic which has the effect of turning the US into the world’s welfare hotel they abet a form of cultural genocide, for such a policy can result in nothing other than the ultimate destruction of our nation.  Were immigration policy such that people were admitted in limited numbers with the expectation that they would assimilate and become self reliant Americans it would be a different story.

about this, which I recommend to your attention.  She comes at it from the perspective of someone who knew that it was her business to integrate herself into America, make herself an American, which is no easy task.

The Left is very good at manipulating the Scriptures to advance their ends, and it is often difficult to resist moral power in their misuse of the Bible.  But there is plenty of support for a restrictive immigration policy in the Good Book.  Professor James K. Hoffmeier has an excellent discussion of the Old Testament texts so often misused by liberals.  I here summarize some of his points.

Borders existed in Old Testament times.  The Hebrews asked to enter the land Egypt when they were beset by famine, and were permitted to sojourn in Egypt with Pharaoh’s permission.  When they were ready to leave Sinai, a land unclaimed by any nation, they asked permission to enter and transit the land of Edom they were refused permission, and did not enter.  Later, when they had conquered the various peoples in the Promised Land, they controlled their borders.

People who entered the land with permission were called ‘sojourners’.  These peoples were basically accorded the rights of native Israelites and, let it be noted, the duty to conduct themselves as Israelites while living in the land.  Sojourners were distinct from ‘Strangers’ and ‘Aliens’.  Strangers and Aliens were in the land without permission and not protected.  Because of modern linguistic imprecision these three terms have often become synonymous when they should be distinct.  Sojourners were the legal residents with work permits and green cards, Strangers and Aliens were the illegal aliens and were to be expelled from the land.

Finally, a brief word on the biblical practice of sanctuary. This had its origin in the wilderness period in Sinai after the exodus from Egypt. There, the entire community lived with the Tabernacle, Israel’s sanctuary, in the middle of the camp. Exodus 21:12-14 establishes the practice: “Anyone who strikes a person with a fatal blow is to be put to death. However, if it is not done intentionally … they are to flee to a place I will designate. But if anyone schemes and kills someone deliberately, that person is to be taken from my altar (in the sanctuary) and put to death.” Cases of involuntary manslaughter or negligent homicide (Exodus 21:33-36) were not capital offenses. So to keep the lex talionis (law of retribution), “eye for eye, tooth for tooth … life for life” (Exodus 21:23-25) from being carried out by family members, the offender was to run to the sanctuary where he would be safe and his case heard. Once the populace spread throughout their new homeland, it was impractical to have just one place of sanctuary. Consequently six cities of refuge were designated, three on either side of the Jordan River (Numbers 35:11-30; Joshua 20:1-6). Once again the conditions for sanctuary protection are plainly stated, “these six towns will be a place of refuge … so that anyone who has killed another accidentally can flee there” (Numbers 35:15 – NIV). Sanctuary, then, is explicitly a place to get a fair hearing in the case of accidental death, but for no other crime. The cities of refuge were not a place to avoid trial or punishment. American cities that use their communities to circumvent the law to help the illegal alien in the name of justice are doing a gross injustice to the letter and spirit of the biblical law.

The Bible clearly recognizes the difference between a welcome guest and an invader, and we should too.  One wishes the American Catholic Bishops could.


Update – Who the hell do you think you are?

UPDATE 2: Also went and joined the Second Amendment Foundation.

UPDATE: I told you I would and so I did. Hope I am not the only one.

Touched a nerve, did we?

This morning your humble [sic] correspondent is in high dudgeon, having just made reply to a facebook friend and former colleague who is a total leftard and who was once again advocating for gun control while inveighing against the NRA.  My comments to him:

Damned right I support the NRA, they defend my 2nd Amendment right to protect myself and my family in the best way I can.

A good friend of mine’s grandparents were killed by Richard Ramirez, the police later determined that it took three days for him to complete the murders. Needless to say it was a closed coffin funeral. Ramirez, by the way, is on your side, as he didn’t use guns in commission of his crimes.

Before I was married I did not own a gun. I figured that if I was ever confronted by such a person I would fight as best I was able and take my chances, let the chips fall where they may. After I was married I could not risk that anymore, as my defeat would mean horrors for my wife I could too well imagine.

I am a gun owner, and fully intend to remain a gun owner. What you gun grabbers are doing is stripping me and millions of others of the ability to adequately defend my life and the lives of my family and community, essentially sacrificing us on the altar of your self proclaimed moral superiority. I will not have it. Who the hell do you think you are?

There is more to be said, of course.  I have, after all, read Solzhenitsyn‘s Gulag Archipelago (recommended reading), and I can see where this is all going.  I will not have it.  Who the hell do these people think they are?

I had not planned to but today I will make a contribution to the NRA.  I will also begin planning to acquire a so-called ‘battle rifle’.  I’ve been giving the Ruger SR-762 serious consideration.  I don’t know if it is on California’s list of proscribed guns, and I really don’t care.

Kindred spirits

Most of us who lived in the West, what we called the Free World, during the cold war, were at least marginally aware that those nations and peoples under the sway of Communism suffered unbelievable agonies at the nands of those brutal regimes.  Those living in those places were more than ‘aware’ of the inhuman cruelty of life in a society ruled by terror.  What we, and they, largely missed is that these Terror States didn’t exist to much to advance the Communist ideology as to secure the supply of victims for the high priests of the theology of power, the Socialism was window dressing for the Dark Temple of Theft, Terror, Torture and Death.

Over at the Gatestone Institute Dr. Majid Rafizadeh has an important article about his experience growing up in Iran which clarifies in my mind the affinity that Marxism and Islamism have for each other in the West. He lays out the methods by which Islamism insinuates itself into societies and takes them over, and points out how that has been an ongoing project in America for decades.

  • My father’s generation in Iran lived in an environment in which the Islamist party of the country’s clergy cunningly depicted themselves as intending no harm, supportive of the people, and not interested in power. So, before the revolution, many Iranians did not think that Khomeini’s party would be committing the atrocities that they are committing now or that they would have such an unrelenting hunger for power. Instead, during this time, the country thought it was on a smooth path towards democracy, with no expectation of ever returning to a barbaric era. Even the then-US President Jimmy Carter viewed Khomeini as a good religious holy man.
  • Iranians did not just submit to these new laws; they rose up in protest. This uprising was met with torture, rape, and death. With the regime eager to wipe any who dared to resist, the people had no choice but to surrender. Everyone’s daily activities were now under the scrutiny of the Islamists.
  • Many will still think it is impossible for something like this to happen in their country. What they fail to understand is that Iran is an example of exactly how successful this meticulous grab for power can be. Islamists in other countries including the West are pursuing the same techniques on the path to seizing power. It is a quiet, and subtle process, until the moment you wake up with no rights, a culture of fear, and no promise that you will live in freedom or even to see the next day.

Both Islam and Socialist Progressivism seek the destruction of Western Civilization, especially America, in order to build a terror society on the rubble.  Once America and the West are down each believes they can then defeat the other and win positions of power exclusively for themselves and their adherents.

It has been said that Islam is a political philosophy masquerading as a religion and Communism is a religion masquerading as a political philosophy.  Both are tyrannies far worse than was England in 1776 (King George was plenty bad enough, thank you!) against which the founders would have revolted.  Americans are being led to believe that both of these evils are equivalent goods.  It is our job to disabuse our fellow citizens and prevent America from being chained by either, for the sake of our own lives and the lives of our descendants. .

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Another shooting

The atavistic “Progressives” are once again in full cry calling for disarming America to make Americans safe.  Because, don’t you know, that firearms drive men to homicidal madness except when they jump up and start discharging all on their own.  Kindly ignore the fact that wherever gun control has been implemented anywhere in the world the number of shootings go through the roof.  Chicago?  Detroit?  Washington DC?  Any US city reduced to rubble by decades of Democrat rule?  Um…  Gotta go.  Check please!

Not that the, oh, so super-virtuous Leftist control freaks would ever use a tragedy to advance their agenda or stand on the corpses of children as on soap boxes to lecture the rest of us with their sanctimonious drivel.  But never let a crisis go to waste.  Not smarmy at all because they are so much better than the common run of mankind, of which the Deplorables (TM) must be continually reminded, so easily distracted are they by their guns and their Bibles.  Someday they’ll thank for our heroic efforts to improve them despite themselves.  Meanwhile we’ll just have to congratulate each other.  Ain’t we great?

One way to tell a falsehood is to outright fabricate a story and assert that it is true (Paging Fake News, you have a call at the white courtesy phone!).  Another way is to omit significant facts.  The Democrats are experts at both.  Here are two facts which they don’t want mentioned when it comes “a national discussion of mass shootings and gun control”.

By creating so called Gun Free Zones we have created target rich environments and made the indefensible.  Then we packed some of them with our most precious treasures, our children.  If the Donks gave a rat’s tail about the welfare of our children they wouldn’t be herding them into mass indoctrination centers in the first place, but they would at least furnish these places with armed guards.  The fact that they don’t is absolutely telling.  Gun Free Zones are really Designated Victim Zones which can  then be conveniently exploited for propaganda purposes.

As part of the Left’s war on men and boys many boys are regularly force fed powerful psychotropic drugs to control their behavior.  The long term effects of these drugs are not yet well understood, still less the long term effects of squelching the natural rowdiness of boys and trying to make them behave like complaisant little girls.  Some of these drugs, known as SSRIs are known to sometimes create “Rage Monsters” in boys and young men under the age of 25 who suffer from bipolar disorders (what we used to call manic-depressive disorder).  Much, much more on this over at Market Ticker.

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.  The fact is that this is known and has been known for a long time.  The fact that the media Never mentions this strongly suggests that this kinds of events are not accidents.  No, our Marxist would-be masters don’t pick an individual and send him off on a rampage.  It is enough to allow statistics to run their course.  A one-in-a-million chance is pretty rare, unless you have a pool of over 330,000,000 people to draw on.

Refuse to accept the premises of their argument, that the 2nd Amendment is responsible for these tragedies and that its abolition is the solution.  Their real purpose is clearly to disarm Americans, render us helpless and servile lest we threaten their corrupt, totalitarian dreams.