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July 28, 2011

Antonio Gramsci and The Culture War

CCHQ believes the war for Christendom and Western culture is the defining struggle of our times.  Much like the Cold War was to our parents and grandparents.  It is everything.  We will survive economic depressions, wars of foreign intervention, and even Obamacare!  But we won’t survive cultural marxism.

“Culture wars do not lend themselves to peaceful coexistence.  And while the conservatives won the Cold War against political and economic communism, we’ve lost the war against cultural marxism, which is now the dominant culture; while those of us who are the traditionalists, if you will, are now the counter culture.”

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July 25, 2011

Separation of Church and State: VA Cemetery bans “God”, “Jesus”

Unconstitutional tombstones at Houston VA cemetery.

VA Cemetery Accused of Censoring Religious Speech

Separation of church and state!  It’s right there in the Constitution, didn’t you know!  So glad the Libs are standing up to that Reichwing theocracy!

Local veterans and volunteer groups are accusing Department of Veterans Affairs officials of censoring religious speech — including banning the word “God” — at Houston National Cemetery.  In one example cited in documents filed this week in federal court, cemetery director Arleen Ocasio reportedly told volunteers with the National Memorial Ladies that they had to stop telling the families, “God bless you,” at funerals and that they had to remove the words “God bless” from condolence cards.

The new allegations of “religious hostility” by VA and cemetery officials follow on the heels of a controversy over a prayer in Jesus’ name by Pastor Scott Rainey at a Memorial Day service in the cemetery.  U.S. District Judge Lynn N. Hughes ruled May 26 that Ocasio couldn’t stop Rainey from using the words “Jesus Christ” in his invocation.  Attorneys with the nonprofit Liberty Institute, which represented Rainey, filed an amended complaint this week after allegedly finding other instances of religious discrimination by cemetery officials against members Veterans of Foreign Wars District 4, The American Legion Post 586, and the National Memorial Ladies, a volunteer group that attends funerals of fallen service members.

The complaint accuses VA of “a widespread and consistent practice of discriminating against private religious speech” at the cemetery.  Ocasio is on vacation and could not be reached for comment. Her assistant, Amanda Rhodes, said the cemetery had no comment.  According to court documents, Ocasio banned members of the groups from using certain religious words such as “God” or “Jesus,” censored the content of prayer, and forbade the use of religious messages in burial rituals unless the deceased’s family submitted the text to her for prior approval.  Court documents also describe the closure of the cemetery’s chapel after Ocasio’s appointment as director two years ago.

“The doors remain locked during Houston National Cemetery operating hours, the cross and the Bible have been removed, and the Chapel bells, which tolled at least twice a day, are now inoperative,” the complaint reads. “Director Ocasio only unlocks the Chapel doors when meetings or training sessions are held at the building. Furthermore it is no longer called a ‘chapel’ but a ‘meeting facility.'”

“It’s just unfair that somebody would ask us to take God out of our vocabulary,” said Cheryl Whitfield, founder of Houston National Memorial Ladies.  “I could’ve kept my mouth shut and let things happen, but when it comes to standing up for your belief in God and giving comfort to the families, I don’t want to regret not saying anything,” Whitfield said. “We all had to stand up for what we believe in.

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Leftists are threatened by public displays of religion.  Unless of course someone invokes Allah, Mohammed, or the Mayan jaguar goddess Ixchel, then ain’t diversity just grand!

This is just the exception, you say?  Why should we care?  Because this isn’t the exception.  Militant secularism is, and has been, waging a not so subtle, and relentless war on Christianity for decades now.  If you haven’t noticed then you haven’t been paying attention.  Freedom FROM religion!  This has been modern Liberalism’s trajectory for going on 50 years, and it will only get worse.  Are you a Liberal christian?  Then choose your side.  Christianity or Liberalism.  You cannot serve two masters.

July 23, 2011

Norwegian massacre a public relations disaster to the Conservative movement

Neo-Nazi fruit cake Anders Behring Breivik

CCHQ offers its deepest condolences and prayers to the victims of this attack.  It doesn’t matter that Leftism also has its wackjobs, the Norwegian massacre is a public relations disaster of epic proportions for the Conservative movement.  We just got NUKED.  Henceforth and for decades to come, anybody who counts himself as a conservative, Christian, or who opposes mass Islamic immigration will be linked by our opponents on the Left to this monster and his crimes.  Every time you raise the spectre of Jihad, the Left will counter with Anders Behring Breivik. This comes at a time when the conservative movement was making real inroads in what has been a staunchly Leftist Europe.  This mad man has done for Islam what 1,000 Muslim terrorists couldn’t have done– crippled the Right and strengthened the Left.  And Lefties know it.  And not because any sane Leftist actually believes the likes of Breivik represent conservatives in general, no, but that won’t stop them from using him in their vile bloodsport of destroying conservatives at any cost.  They wouldn’t dream of letting a crisis like this go to waste.

Norwegian massacre gunman was a right-wing extremist who hated Muslims

The man responsible for the massacre in Norway was a member of a Swedish nazi forum which encourages attacks on government buildings.  It was also revealed by local police that he had extreme right wing views who hated Muslims.  According to Swedish website Expo Anders Behring Breivik is a member of ‘Nordisk’ which has 22,000 members and focuses on political terrorism.

Officers also found a series of raving internet posts by the 32-year-old, who has been charged with two counts of terrorism after gunning down children on the island of Utoya and detonating a bomb in Oslo yesterday.  Media reports in Norway described Breivik as a ‘loner’, who lived with his mother in a wealthy suburb of west Oslo, was well-educated and enjoyed hunting.

Only a few days ago he set up a Twitter account and posted a single message: ‘One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests’.  It is attributed to the English philosopher John Stuart Mill, whose concept of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state control.  The account appears to have only been set up a few days ago.

On his Facebook profile, Breivik describes himself as a Christian and a conservative.  It also listed interests such as body-building and freemasonry.

Breivik is believed to have grown up in Oslo, and studied at the Oslo School of Management.  He later appears to have moved out of the city and established Breivik Geofarm, a company believed to be an organic farm.  It specialised in melons and root vegetables. There is speculation among the media in Norway that this may have allowed him easy access to fertiliser, an ingredient used in bomb-making.  Along with the farm, he also appears to own a flat in Oslo. Breivik had no military background except for ordinary national service and no criminal record.

It is thought that the 32-year-old is a former member of Labour’s opposition youth party, Fremskrittspartiet.  According the website Atlantic.com, Breivik expressed extremist Islamophobic views on forums and criticised immigration policies.  He argued on a Swedish news website that the media were not critical enough about Islam and claimed that Geert Wilders’ Party for Freedom in the Netherlands was the only ‘true’ party of conservatives.  He argued that socialism was breaking down traditions, culture, national identity and other societal structures and that this in turn made society weak and confused.

July 21, 2011

Ministry of Propaganda: How They want you to Remember Margaret Thatcher

All your beliefs are belong to us.

Who needs rehabilitation camps when there are so many other easier ways to condition you!  The Perception Shapers are at it again.  George Orwell said those who control the past, can mold the future.  Liberal Hollywood has learned this lesson well in their depictions of historical characters like Che Guevara, Ronald Reagan, and now Margaret Thatcher.  Historians on the Napoleonic era are well aware that Napoleon wasn’t the squat little fat fellow of popular memory, from which today we derive the term “Napoleon complex.”  That was just British propaganda.  And yet, that’s how he will be remembered for all time.  His popular image is sealed in amber.  Similarly, the memory of our Thatchers, Reagans and Ws by future generations won’t be decided by their scholars and historians, but by today’s myth makers and propagandists.  With their cinematic depictions of the past they can control the future.

Thatcher Depiction plumbs new depths by portraying her as destroyed by dementia and guilt about her record

The cameras have not even started rolling on a new film being made about Margaret Thatcher’s life in which she is expected to be played by Meryl Streep, but already the project has been tainted by controversy over the negative way it intends to portray the former Prime Minister.

Meryl does Maggie

On first hearing about the production last month, a member of Lady Thatcher’s family, who wishes to remain anonymous, said they were ‘appalled’ to learn that she will be depicted as a dementia sufferer looking back on her career with regret.

Describing the film as a ‘Left-wing fantasy’ designed to cast doubt on her political legacy, her relatives and supporters are once again having to accept that, where the world’s best-known female politician of the 20th century is concerned, art rarely reflects life.

Told by means of flashbacks of her political life, the film opens with the octagenarian Lady Thatcher sitting alone in a sparsely furnished drawing room muttering to herself.  She is a melancholic, ghostly figure whose world has shrunk to almost nothing thanks to her declining mental powers. It soon becomes apparent that she frequently holds conversations with her late husband, Sir Denis, seemingly unaware that he is dead.

As the film unfolds, she sifts through some of the more controversial points of her 11-and-a-half years in office – notably the Falklands War and the Brighton bombing – questioning the decisions she made, rueful of the consequences of her extraordinary achievements.  In old age, the famous conviction politician is apparently racked by doubt; the unavoidable impression given is that this once-towering figure has been reduced to a pathetic figure consumed by doubts and fears.

The thread running through the film is that the price of power has been so high for Lady Thatcher that she is seeing out her days in a state of anxiety rather than peace, scarred by her time as Prime Minister.  Any sense of triumph in her career, or the historic greatness of her achievements, is absent from the script. In one scene she is shown tearfully wondering whether it was really necessary to sink the Argentine ship the General Belgrano, killing 323 men, as it purportedly retreated during the 1982 Falklands conflict.

Read the disgusting rest here.

Conservative women and minorities are an existential threat to the modern Left.  If the Democratic Party loses its edge with the female and minority demographic, it goes the way of the Dodo.  They are toast.  Conservative women and minorities must therefore be destroyed at all costs.  So does anybody seriously believe this won’t be a hit job on Thatcher?  A sneak peek here:

And now for the Prime Minister Thatcher you won’t see in a Hollywood propaganda piece– the real Maggie Thatcher:

July 10, 2011

Cultural elite Issues new Marching orders: Skip the Fourth of July

Fourth of July: Young Republicans on parade.

While Leftist elites admit below that patriotism makes people more conservative, our Leftist media will make damn sure it doesn’t make the news.

Harvard: July 4th Parades Are Right-Wing

Democratic political candidates can skip this weekend’s July 4th parades. A new Harvard University study finds that July 4th parades energize only Republicans, turn kids into Republicans, and help to boost the GOP turnout of adults on Election Day.  “Fourth of July celebrations in the United States shape the nation’s political landscape by forming beliefs and increasing participation, primarily in favor of the Republican Party,” said the report from Harvard.

“The political right has been more successful in appropriating American patriotism and its symbols during the 20th century. Survey evidence also confirms that Republicans consider themselves more patriotic than Democrats. According to this interpretation, there is a political congruence between the patriotism promoted on Fourth of July and the values associated with the Republican party. Fourth of July celebrations in Republican dominated counties may thus be more politically biased events that socialize children into Republicans,” write Harvard Kennedy School Assistant Professor David Yanagizawa-Drott and Bocconi University Assistant Professor Andreas Madestam.

Their findings also suggest that Democrats gain nothing from July 4th parades, likely a shocking result for all the Democratic politicians who march in them.  “There is no evidence of an increased likelihood of identifying as a Democrat, indicating that Fourth of July shifts preferences to the right rather than increasing political polarization,” the two wrote.

The three key findings of those attending July 4th celebrations:

  • When done before the age of 18, it increases the likelihood of a youth identifying as a Republican by at least 2 percent.
  • It raises the likelihood that parade watchers will vote for a Republican candidate by 4 percent.
  • It boosts the likelihood a reveler will vote by about 1 percent and increases the chances they’ll make a political contribution by 3 percent.

What’s more, the impact isn’t fleeting. “Surprisingly, the estimates show that the impact on political preferences is permanent, with no evidence of the effects depreciating as individuals become older,”said the Harvard report.

Finally, the report suggests that if people are looking for a super-patriotic July 4th, though should head to Republican towns. “Republican adults celebrate Fourth of July more intensively in the first place.”

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Not to worry, Libs,  There’s always May Day!

So there you have it, another reason why the Left hates America, a fundamentally patriotic country.  Yet notice how Harvard says the Right has “appropriated” patriotism, as if conservative patriotism was devised as part of a concerted political strategy in a smoky back room.  The Left is fond of making this claim in order to explain their own disgust with patriotism, as well as other aspects of our cultural heritage, which comes back to bite them at the polls.  It’s those wily Republicans!  The truth is, the Right never appropriated patriotism, nor the flag, nor the Bible, nor any of those cultural traditions that we conservatives love to celebrate.  It’s the Left who has tossed them into the rubbish bin of history.  Indeed, the very notion of nation-state is contrary to Marxist dogma, and it simply bleeds over into Liberal scorn for patriotism, and even anti-Americanism.  Recall Michelle Obama’s interesting comment about pride in America?  But don’t you DARE question their patriotism!

America is the Great Experiment.  This is a country of immigrants, a mish mash of peoples from across the globe.  As a result, we have no common blood or culture to bind us together the way virtually every other country on Earth does.  We don’t even have an official language, thanks to our good Liberal friends who oppose any such efforts.  And if you ask them, we don’t even have a common religion, as they insist America is not a Christian nation.  So what makes us American?  Why, our history!  And the democratic and freedom-loving values we derive from that history.  This is what we celebrate on the Fourth of July.   And if we don’t commemorate that, then what’s left to bind us as Americans?

Nevertheless, the all-knowing cultural elite at Harvard has issued your new marching orders, and you, the good modern Lib that you are will simply accept them because they know best.  You got the memo, now follow it.

But what are all you old school JFK Liberals waiting for?  How much more evidence do you need before you finally realize today’s Democrat party is not the party of John Kennedy?  How much more proof do you need before you decide modern Liberalism is no longer your home and you jump ship?  I did.  So join me, the water’s warm over here!