Wednesday, November 11, 2015

On the Failed Strategy of the Right

For decades now, conservatives and libertarians have tried to proved to the dumb masses that they aren’t racist, sexist, etc.  This has been a futile effort largely because Leftists control the narrative in mainstream culture.

But still many people on the Right try to prove the opposite of the accusations waged against them by the communists on the Left.  Because for some reason, racism or sexism has become a greater crime than murder, arson, theft, or rape.

The trouble with this strategy is that it utterly fails.  It is a defensive strategy that legitimizes the Left’s narrative and thus legitimizes their claims.  When you are under ideological attack, you don’t defend yourself by conceding your opponent’s claims and then go and try to defend yourself against them.  Once a rhetorical accusation has been thrown against you, you cannot simply reason people into thinking that the accusation is false.

Once such allegations are thrown your way, you need to not defend against them.  You need to change the narrative and make your opponent eat their own words.  Think of what Donald Trump did with Megyn Kelly.  This smug woman was trying to paint him as misogynist with her shrewd comments about his insulting remarks toward certain females.  Trump turned the tables on her.  He didn’t even try to prove to her that he wasn’t sexist, just attacked her for bringing it up.

That is the model that needs to be followed when dealing with any Leftist or moderate who is attacking you.  Don’t acknowledge their accusation and instead highlight how stupid they are as a person.

The fact is this: the Left doesn’t actually care if you aren’t racist, sexist, or homophobic and can prove it.  You could be gay, a person of color other than white, have a different race child you adopted, or be a woman yourself.  It doesn’t matter because the nature of the accusations have nothing to do with why they are attacking you.

They are attacking you because you are the enemy to them.  They have drawn an ideological battle line and those insults are mainly there as weapons.  They are amoral words used to target you and paint you as the bad guy for the uninitiated.

And it has worked for them for a long time now.

You have nothing to prove to a Leftist or anyone else regarding your thoughts.  You have to only prove that they are wicked yahoos who seek to tear down civilization rather than let it be run by their opponents.  Yes, these bastards would jump for joy and dance as Western civilization, quite possibly the greatest human civilization the world has seen thus far, burns to the ground.

Do not let them run the narrative.  As soon as they start making ridiculous accusations, simply point out that their claims are those of a raving lunatic and that you’re here to talk about issues, not engage in pointless name-calling.

There are many still who don’t get it.  And the cuckservative title that has been bestowed upon them is fitting as they would rather lose, all the while whining about how they aren’t racist, sexist, etc., then actually put in the effort to win.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Oblivion Thought Processes

I wonder what it is that drives the thinking behind an atheist.  For all intents and purposes, they are a curious bunch to me as they tend to claim to be enlightened and rational, yet behave in a very irrational manner when it comes to all things Christian.

Now, there are atheists who do not acknowledge God yet respect Christians to a degree.  However, there are many who do not and some even go so far as to support Islam because of Islam’s opposition to Christianity.  Of course, they fail to realize that while Christianity spreads usually through peaceful means, Islamic evangelicalism is usually done with swords.

I know, the excuses that atheists make for disliking Christians vary.  From being irrational, which somehow is equated to evil in the atheist mind, to opposition to gays, atheists seem to have such a hatred for Christianity that it appears they are acting completely irrational.

Christianity in the West, especially in the United States, has not been perfect over the centuries.  There have been cases where madness overtook the Church, that is the community of believers, and it suffered in many ways as a result.

At the same, all of the grievances that most atheists have against Christians usually involve events that neither took place in their lifetime nor were any current Christians involved in.  A lot of times, it involves historical illiteracy as well, especially when it comes to the Crusades.

Look, I don’t care what you believe, provided your belief is honest and peaceful.  If you don’t believe in Jesus, I won’t try and reason you into conversion.  I’m no good at evangelism or simply spreading the Gospel to others.

The best thing I can do is witness to what I know.  I have experienced things which cannot be explained by science or any other rational discipline.  Whether you believe them or not is of no concern to me.

Besides, if I’m wrong, then my death will come and nothing else happens.  If the atheist is wrong, then he’s going to Hell.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Up With Exorcism, Down With Psychology

There has been a boom in the Catholic Church performing exorcisms.  Recently, they are even trying to exorcise entire nations of demons.

What this indicates to me is that the ideas behind psychology are being questioned by much of the world and that people are starting to realize that sometimes there’s just evil and nothing else.  What I mean by this is that maybe it’s not a mental illness, but a spiritual one and more and more people are seeing this.

I am personally a psychology skeptic.  The fact remains that scientists have yet to properly diagnose mental illnesses via brain scans.  The brain is a complex organ and not even identical twin brains are alike.  They are shaped by our experiences and memories we build in the literal sense and so there has yet to be a replicable scientific study which tells us exactly what causes a mental illness of some kind.

It seems that after a century of enlightened procedures such as electrical torture and brain cutting in order to fix people, many folks are starting to think maybe it is demons after all.  If you read through the Gospels when Jesus casts demons out of people, it is clear that demons are responsible for many inflictions ranging from epilepsy to outright control of a person.

This is not to say that all mental illnesses or birth defects are demonic.  But there are definitely demonic influences behind much of the suffering of this world.  Remember, Satan is the king of this world.  He solidified it in a coup d'├ętat in the Garden of Eden when he convinced Eve to eat of the forbidden fruit.  And his kingdom is united against all of God’s followers.

To be a Christian is to be a rebel against the authorities of this world.  And for Catholic Exorcists to engage in their practice more and more indicates that there is now open rebellion against the forces of the world.

Plus, it is cheaper to have an exorcist come and perform a ritual than going to see a therapist or psychologist.  At worse, both would have dubious results.

The point of all this is that evil is real, it controls the world, it is behind much of the suffering here on Earth, and it is in open rebellion to God.  No scientific discipline, soft or otherwise, can really explain it because evil forces aren’t rational and do not adhere to static natures which can be measured and tracked.

I applaud these men who stand against the forces of evil directly.  Even if they are just chasing windmills, at least they are trying something.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Prayer in a Desperate Time

Seeing him struggle and cry was a huge shocker for me.  I barely was coherent to read the paperwork the nurse thrust in front of me and sign.  It bothered me that I had to fill out all this paperwork as my newborn son was just a few feet away struggling to live in a new environment.

The emergency Cesarean at 28 weeks was successful.  My wife was recovering in her hospital room.  My son was getting all the treatment he required.  God-willing, he would live for the next few days.  I knew that each day he lived meant that he was more likely to survive this.  And if he thrived afterwards, all the better.

Then the ventilator had to be put in him.  Apparently his lungs weren’t as developed as doctors had hoped.  After visiting him one more time, sedated with needles going everywhere and a tube down his throat, I went home.  My other son was with his grandparents and I was alone.

I did the only thing I could: I prayed.  I prayed to the God of the living that he would live.  He was violently ripped too early from his mother’s womb in order to save his life and I prayed that this would not be in vain.  I prayed that his lungs would develop and heal, his kidneys would work as expected, and everything else would be operating as they should.

And God answered those prayers in the affirmative.  After a day and half, he was back on the SiPAP device, which he would have for four weeks.  Soon, all the needles were removed and he was left with a SiPAP, a feeding tube, and some monitors for his vitals.

When we transferred him to a closer hospital, a doctor who worked at both mentioned that he was a miracle baby.

I confess that the miracle was God’s alone.  The God of the living, of the resurrection of the dead, and of creation itself saw fit to ensure that my son now lives.

Of all the people, of all the things He could concern Himself with, He breathed life into my son and ensured that he did not die.

I know that God doesn’t always intervene in our lives but I tell you it doesn’t hurt to ask.  I am not a deeply prayerful man myself.  I try to do it regularly but I am more inclined to read the Bible and leave it at that.

But when I prayed in my desperate hours, He answered.  And while things haven’t worked out exactly as I have wanted, my son lives.

As does His.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Vote for the Sake of Your Culture

In case you are forgetting, today is election day in the United States.  You probably didn’t notice because for most people it is just local elections, not state or national level elections.  What this means is that you’ll be picking the people who will determine public school policies and whether or not a 4-way stop should be converted to a traffic signal intersection.

Seems not terribly important right?

Well it is and it isn’t.  The trouble right now is that America’s Culture War is nearly coming to actual blows.  We have people in power, mostly Democrats, who are starting to express their absolute disdain for contemporary American culture.  Hell, we have a semi-prominent media figure claiming that “Hard Working” is a racist term.

And while that pothole is a minor annoyance until it gets filled in, the real trouble is the cultural climate of the people running your school board.  In my case, the school board decided that if a boy says he’s a girl and adequately dresses as one, he can use the girl’s bathroom in public school facilities.  Opposing this is what communists call “transphobic”.

We are fighting against more than just the assholes who don’t clean up after their dogs.  We are fighting for a culture of sanity, reason, and responsibility.  The Left, for all intents and purposes, has abandoned what is good and wholesome in favor of what is degenerate, wicked, and abominable.

No, this is not the most important election in your lifetime.  Nor will the next one be when we pick our next president, provided Obama doesn’t go full Mao on us.

And no, just because you pick the right guy and he wins, it doesn’t mean that we’ve won the culture war.  Voting is just one front in the Culture War.

I know that your local Democrat may be a good guy.  He may even go to your church.  But at the end of the day, his party represents the side of evil with its pro-baby-brain-scrambling agenda and its misguided attempts at playing Robin Hood.

And your local Republican may a member of the KKK.  But his party doesn’t outright attack masculinity.

Sure, you may think that local officials don’t matter, but in the long run they could move up the election ladder to higher and higher positions of power.  So stopping them locally is a wise strategy.  Remember, most politicians start locally and move up the ranks as they gain influence in their party.

So go and vote Republican or just against any Left-wing nutjob who happens to be on the ballot.  It won’t make you a good citizen.  A good citizen is one who works for a living and takes care of his or her family.

But it will make you a good soldier.

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