This one’s worth revisiting. I’ve yet to find a better presentation on cultural Marxism than this one. Here Bill Lind deconstructs the deconstructionists of the Frankfurt School, explaining their “critical theory” and exposing their efforts to translate economic Marxism into cultural terms. There is a civil war for the soul of the West. It is a cold war for our culture. The Left has defined the rules by which this war will be fought, and it is called political correctness. I don’t believe we will kindly oblige them.
October 20, 2011
October 15, 2011
Somebody out there gets it. Via Drudge, excerpts from Pat Buchanan’s explosive new book. My copy is already on order.
“As the faith that gave birth to the West is dying in the West, peoples of European descent from the steppes of Russia to the coast of California have begun to die out, as the Third World treks north to claim the estate. The last decade provided corroboration if not conclusive proof that we are in the Indian Summer of our civilization.”
“America is disintegrating. The centrifugal forces pulling us apart are growing inexorably. What unites us is dissolving. And this is true of Western Civilization….Meanwhile, the state is failing in its most fundamental duties. It is no longer able to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars.”
Chapter 1: The Passing of a Superpower
“We have accepted today the existence in perpetuity of a permanent underclass of scores of millions who cannot cope and must be carried by society — fed, clothed, housed, tutored, medicated at taxpayer’s expense their entire lives. We have a dependent nation the size of Spain in our independent America. We have a new division in our country, those who pay a double or triple fare, and those who ride forever free.”
Chapter 2. The End of Christian America
If [Christopher] Dawson is correct, the drive to de-Christianize America, to purge Christianity from the public square, public schools and public life, will prove culturally and socially suicidal for the nation.
“The last consequence of a dying Christianity is a dying people. Not one post-Christian nation has a birth rate sufficient to keep it alive….The death of European Christianity means the disappearance of the European tribe, a prospect visible in the demographic statistics of every Western nation.”
Chapter 3. The Crisis of Catholicism
“Half a century on, the disaster is manifest. The robust and confident Church of 1958 no longer exists. Catholic colleges and universities remain Catholic in name only. Parochial schools and high schools are closing as rapidly as they opened in the 1950s. The numbers of nuns, priests and seminarians have fallen dramatically. Mass attendance is a third of what it was. From the former Speaker of the House to the Vice President, Catholic politicians openly support abortion on demand.”
“How can Notre Dame credibly teach that all innocent life is sacred, and then honor a president committed to ensuring that a woman’s right to end the life of her innocent child remains sacrosanct?”
Chapter 4. The End of White America
“[W]hite America is an endangered species. By 2020, whites over 65 will out-number those 17 and under. Deaths will exceed births. The white population will begin to shrink and, should present birth rates persist, slowly disappear.”
“Mexico is moving north. Ethnically, linguistically and culturally, the verdict of 1848 is being over-turned. Will this Mexican nation within a nation advance the goals of the Constitution — to “insure domestic tranquility” and ‘make us a more perfect union’? Or have we imperiled our union?” (Page 134)
Chapter 5. Demographic Winter
“Peoples of European descent are not only in a relative but a real decline. They are aging, dying, disappearing. This is the existential crisis of the West.” (Page 166)
“Not any Iranian weapon of mass destruction but demography is the existential crisis Israel faces….By mid-century…Palestinians west of the Jordan river will out-number Jews 2-1. Add Palestinians in Jordan, it is 3-1.”
“In a startling development of history, Russia’s population has fallen from 148 million in 1991 to 140 million today and is projected to plunge to 116 million by 2050, a loss of 32 million Russians in six decades.”
Chapter 6. Equality Vs. Freedom
“Those who would change society begin by changing the meaning of words. At Howard University, LBJ changed the meaning of equality from the attainable — an end to segregation and a legislated equality of rights for African-Americans — to the impossible: a socialist utopia.”
“Where equality is enthroned, freedom is extinguished. The rise of the egalitarian society means the death of the free society.”
“A time for truth. As most kids do not have the athletic ability to play high school sports, or the musical ability to play in the band, or the verbal ability to excel in debate, not every child has the academic ability to do high school work. No two children are created equal, not even identical twins. The family is the incubator of inequality and God its author.”
Chapter 7. The Diversity Cult
“The non-Europeanization of America is heartening news of an almost transcendental quality,” Wattenberg trilled.4 Yet, one wonders: What kind of man looks with transcendental joy to a day when the people among whom he was raised have become a minority in a nation where the majority rules?”
“Historians will look back in stupor at 20th and 21st century Americans who believed the magnificent republic they inherited would be enriched by bringing in scores of millions from the failed states of the Third World.”
Chapter 8: The Triumph Of Tribalism
America’s war of revenge against Japan was a race war. Newsreels, movies, magazines, comic books, headlines treated “Japs” as a repulsive race whose extermination would benefit mankind….Only well after the war was over was it re-branded a war to bring the blessings of democracy to…Japan.
We may deny the existence of ethnonationalism, detest it, condemn it. But this creator and destroyer of empires and nations is a force infinitely more powerful than globalism, for it engages the heart. Men will die for it. Religion, race, culture and tribe are the four horsemen of the coming apocalypse.
Chapter 9. ‘The White Party’
“Through its support of mass immigration, its paralysis in power to prevent 12-20 million illegal aliens from entering and staying, its failure to address the “anchor-baby” issue, the Republican Party has birthed a new electorate that will send it the way of the Whigs.”
Chapter 10: The Long Retreat
“We borrow from Europe to defend Europe. We borrow from the Gulf states to defend the Gulf states. We borrow from Japan to defend Japan. Is it not a symptom of senility to be borrowing from the world so we can defend the world?”
“Are vital U.S. interests more imperiled by what happens in Iraq where were have 50,000 troops, or Afghanistan where we have 100,000, or South Korea where we have 28,000 — or by what is happening on our border with Mexico?…What does it profit America if we save Anbar and lose Arizona?”
Chapter 11: The Last Chance
“We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races, tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited — the best and greatest country on earth.”
October 8, 2011
The cultural marxists are on the move. Let’s take a little peak inside their virulently anti-Christian sec prog minds, shall we?
Teacher penalizes students for saying “bless you”
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — A Northern California teacher says he doesn’t want to hear a common courtesy in his classroom. He’s even lowering students’ grades if they say “bless you” after someone sneezes. Steve Cuckovich says the practice is disrespectful and disruptive. He’s banned saying “bless you” in his high school health class in Vacaville. He even knocked 25 points from one student’s grade for saying the phrase in class. Cuckovich says the policy has nothing to do with religion, but says the phrase is just a outdated practice and disrupts class time. “When you sneezed in the old days, they thought you were dispelling evil spirits out of your body,” Cuckovich said. “So they were saying, ‘God bless you’ for getting rid of evil spirits. But today, I said what you’re doing doesn’t really make any sense anymore.” After parents complained about students losing points for saying “bless you”, Cuckovich says he decided to stop the practice. However, the teacher says he will just find another way to discipline students for saying “bless you” in class.
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Notice how the loon tries to explain his reasoning in order to justify himself in a “rational” way. But none of it explains his own deeply visceral response about something so harmless and irrelevant. That alone gives him away.
Some people say Liberalism is a mental disorder. But it’s actually a religion, and all religions seem totally wack to outsiders looking in. They hide their militantly secular religion behind a mantra of “separation of church and state”, but their deepest desire is to remove any mention, nay memory, of God from society altogether. The examples are countless.
Incidents like these illustrate just how deeply the cultural marxists have infiltrated our institutions in their quest to gut our judeo-christian culture from the inside out. Without going into any of the 1st amendment issues raised by this kind of PC run amuck, it further reveals just how interrelated the Gay Agenda (i.e., the normalization of homosexuality) is related to this war on Christianity and traditional values:
School Punishes Boy for Opposing Homosexuality
An honors student in Fort Worth, Texas, was sent to the principal’s office and punished for telling a classmate that he believes homosexuality is wrong. Holly Pope said she was “absolutely stunned” when she received a telephone call from an assistant principal at Western Hills High School informing her that her son, Dakota Ary, had been sent to in-school suspension. “Dakota is a very well-grounded 14-year-old,” she told Fox News Radio noting that her son is an honors student, plays on the football team and is active in his church youth group. “He’s been in church his whole life and he’s been taught to stand up for what he believes.” And that’s what got him in trouble.
Dakota was in a German class at the high school when the conversation shifted to religion and homosexuality in Germany. At some point during the conversation, he turned to a friend and said that he was a Christian and “being a homosexual is wrong.” “It wasn’t directed to anyone except my friend who was sitting behind me,” Dakota told Fox. “I guess [the teacher] heard me. He started yelling. He told me he was going to write me an infraction and send me to the office.”
Dakota was sentenced to one day in-school suspension – and two days of full suspension. His mother was flabbergasted, noting that her son had a spotless record, was an honor student, volunteered at his church and played on the school football team. Officials at the high school did not return calls for comment. However, the Fort Worth Independent School District issued a statement that read:
Krause called the incident “mind blowing” and said the teacher had frequently brought homosexuality into ninth grade classroom discussions. “There has been a history with this teacher in the class regarding homosexual topics,” Krause said. “The teacher had posted a picture of two men kissing on a wall that offended some of the students.” Krause said the picture was posted on the teacher’s “world wall.” “He told the students this is happening all over the world and you need to accept the fact that homosexuality is just part of our culture now,” Krause said.
October 4, 2011
I learned something new today: PGP. Preferred Gender Pronoun. It’s for those days when you wake up in the morning and you aren’t sure whether you want to be a boy or girl. Which is where the new social networking site Google+ comes in handy. Aren’t sure what your sex is? Simply sign in as “Other”. That’s choice! That’s freedom! No limits baby! From the New York Times:
The Freedom to Choose Your Pronoun
A FEW weeks ago, Katy Butler, 16, updated her status on Facebook with an enthusiastic shout-out for Google+, the social network’s latest rival. “Oh my God Google! I love it! I was signing up for Google+ and they asked me my gender and the choices were male, female or OTHER!!!!! Oh ya Google!” Katy, a high school junior in Ann Arbor, Mich., first encountered “other” as a gender option at a meeting of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Allies (LGBTQQA) in seventh grade. “For those of us in the nonconforming gender community, it is great to see Google make the option more mainstream,” she said.
Though Google created the “other” option for privacy reasons rather than as a transgender choice, young supporters of preferred gender pronouns (or P.G.P.’s as they are called) could not help but rejoice. Katy is one of a growing number of high school and college students who are questioning the gender roles society assigns individuals simply because they have been born male or female. “You have to understand, this has nothing to do with your sexuality and everything to do with who you feel like inside,” Katy said, explaining that at the start of every LGBTQQA meeting, participants are first asked if they would like to share their P.G.P.’s. “Mine are ‘she,’ ‘her’ and ‘hers’ and sometimes ‘they,’ ‘them’ and ‘theirs.’ ”
P.G.P.’s can change as often as one likes. If the pronouns in the dictionary don’t suffice, there are numerous made-up ones now in use, including “ze,” “hir” and “hirs,” words that connote both genders because, as Katy explained, “Maybe one day you wake up and feel more like a boy.” Teenagers are by nature prone to rebellion against adult conventions, and as the gender nonconformity movement gains momentum among young people, “it is about rejecting the boxes adults try to put kids in by assuming their sexual identity labels their personal identity,” said Dr. Ritch C. Savin-Williams, director of the Cornell University Sex and Gender Lab. “These teens are fighting the idea that your equipment defines what it means for you to be a boy or girl. They are saying: ‘You don’t know me by looking at me. Assume nothing.’ ”
Australia last month issued new passport guidelines allowing citizens to give their official gender as male, female or indeterminate. In Britain, the Home Office is also considering a third gender category on passports, according to reports. In the United States, the transgender movement is beginning to find advocates in high schools. There are now nearly 5,000 Gay-Straight Alliance Clubs, high school organizations offering support to teenagers, registered with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, a national organization whose mission is “to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.”
“More students today than ever are thinking about what gender means and are using this language to get away from masculine and feminine gender assumptions,” said Eliza Byard, the network’s executive director. Some colleges, too, are starting to adopt nongender language. Last month, students at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif., voted to edit the student constitution so that it contains only gender-neutral language. And in 2009, the University of Michigan Student Assembly passed a resolution eliminating gender-specific pronouns from the Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities.
And they say Big Business is conservative? Really??? lol They aren’t even Republican, let alone conservative.
Here we have yet more proof that Leftism is the greatest threat to Western civilization since the bubonic plague. Everything it promotes, it seems, take us one step closer to cultural oblivion. Today’s example of their suicidal madness is the war the Left is waging on gender identity. I’m not talking about the mere tinkering around the edges which was the shift in gender roles starting in the 70s. You know, that women get to have a career and men help around the house. Radical stuff back in the 70s, but how quaint that all seems today. No sir, cutting edge 21st century Leftism is concerned with obliterating the very notion of gender itself.
The Left despises “distinctions”. You see this contempt in their moral relativism which rejects absolutes, blurring the lines between good and evil (even rejecting the very notion of “evil”). Distinctions, they believe, divide people and cause friction and strife. The distinctions we see between nations must be eradicated because they cause conflicts and wars, and they imagine a world with no countries nor borders. Gender distinctions oppress women and gays because these differences are the originator of gender roles and the “patriarchy”, so it too must be obliterated (which is ultimately why “gay marriage” is so heavily promoted even as they do everything in their power to undermine traditional marriage). The Left doesn’t promote equality, it promotes sameness.
We often wonder what crazy kook cockamamie idea the Left will latch onto next after they win the battle for marriage. What will the Left declare as the next frontier of “progress”. Polygamy? Pedophilia? Seems we now have the answer. These are the same people, mind you, who seek to portray conservatives as “crazy” and “extremist” and “radical” because they want to protect and preserve the best of our Judeo-Christian civilization from these rapacious culture destroyers. Could anything be more upside down? I mean, wow.
And here the New York Times and Google, Inc. (both Big Businesses) do their part to imagine a world with no sexes/genders. This is the Left’s trajectory. This is secular progressivism. This is mainstream Liberalism today.
UPDATE: And to further illustrate our point, Lefties celebrate gender bending as “art” here.
October 1, 2011
Yet more proof that everything the Left does advances the clock of civilizational collapse. I only had to read the headline to instantly realize the Left’s fingerprints were all over this one.
Mexico mulls 2-year marriage
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico City lawmakers want to help newlyweds avoid the hassle of divorce by giving them an easy exit strategy: temporary marriage licenses. Leftists in the city’s assembly — who have already riled conservatives by legalizing gay marriage — proposed a reform to the civil code this week that would allow couples to decide on the length of their commitment, opting out of a lifetime. The minimum marriage contract would be for two years and could be renewed if the couple stays happy. The contracts would include provisions on how children and property would be handled if the couple splits. “The proposal is, when the two-year period is up, if the relationship is not stable or harmonious, the contract simply ends,” said Leonel Luna, the Mexico City assemblyman who co-authored the bill.
“You wouldn’t have to go through the tortuous process of divorce,” said Luna, from the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, which has the most seats in the 66-member chamber. Luna says the proposed law is gaining support and he expects a vote by the end of this year. Around half of Mexico City marriages end in divorce, usually in the first two years. The bustling capital, one of the world’s largest cities, is much more liberal than the rest of the country, where the divorce rate is significantly lower although on the rise.
Abortion is legal in Mexico City, while the Supreme Court ruled this week to uphold state laws in Baja California that say life begins at conception. Leftist Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who angered the Catholic Church when he made Mexico City the first Latin American city to legalize gay marriage in late 2009, announced this month he would soon step down to run for president. The church criticized the proposed change. “This reform is absurd. It contradicts the nature of marriage,” said Hugo Valdemar, spokesman for the Mexican archdiocese. “It’s another one of these electoral theatrics the assembly tends to do that are irresponsible and immoral.” The Church holds considerable sway in the country with the world’s second largest Catholic population after Brazil.
Hurray! Divorce is even more hassle-free now. So why are they doing this, you ask? Because it promotes statism and the secular progressive value system. This simultaneous promotion of gay marriage while undermining traditional marriage is all part of a larger plan in furtherance of their secular progressive utopia. Leftism has always hated the institution of marriage as an instrument of oppression and the status quo. They call it “the Patriarchy.” Gay activist and atheist Martha C. Nussbaum puts it this way:
Gays and lesbians are a symbol, in much of the public imagination, for sex without reproduction, for the decoupling of marriage from commitment to raising a family in the traditional way, which has certainly been a male-dominated way. …The connection between recognition of gay unions and the erosion of traditional marriage is that if sex is thought to be available outside of the marriage bond, women will have fewer incentives to embark upon marriage and child rearing, and may not wish to do so if marriage continues to be a largely patriarchal and unequal institution.
Wow, that’s pretty blatant stuff. You won’t often hear it so candidly put. So it’s no coincidence that the same Mexican Leftists who legalized gay marriage in Mexico City are also behind this temporary idiocy. And who suffers the consequences of these broken marriages of convenience in a country without a safety net such as Mexico? Why, the children! The children who then require the State to intervene as their surrogate daddy lest they end up on the streets and starve to death. And if no such paternalistic state currently exists, why, then it shall be created! See how they operate? And now you know the ultimate reason why these Marxists are trying to destroy marriage and the “patriarchy.”
And of course, this is happening right under our noses but the dots aren’t being connected, so nobody even notices or cares.
UPDATE: Even the Huffington Post is now weighing in on this AWEMAZING idea! And don’t neglect the comments section there which is always a pretty good barometer of just how far gone those people are.
September 26, 2011
Modern Liberals are crazy. Straight up. Not bad people mind you, just sick puppies the whole lot of them. When you read this article, keep in mind that as the further and faster racism recedes from our culture, the more DESPERATELY these Sec Progs try to find it. They NEED racism to exist because as racism recedes, so does the modern Liberal’s relevance. They lose a major raison d’etre with racism gone. Not to mention it makes a fairly useful club against their hated enemies on the Right. And where a Lib means to find racism, believe you me, he will find it!
Dress witches in pink and avoid white paper to prevent racism in nuseries, expert says
From the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz to Meg, the good witch from the Meg and Mog children’s books, witches have always dressed in black. But their traditional attire has now come in for criticism from equality experts who claim it could send a negative message to toddlers in nursery and lead to racism.
Instead, teachers should censor the toy box and replace the pointy black hat with a pink one, while dressing fairies, generally resplendent in pale pastels, in darker shades. Another staple of the classroom – white paper – has also been questioned by Anne O’Connor, an early years consultant who advises local authorities on equality and diversity.
Children should be provided with paper other than white to drawn on and paints and crayons should come in “the full range of flesh tones”, reflecting the diversity of the human race, according to the former teacher. Finally, staff should be prepared to be economical with the truth when asked by pupils what their favourite colour is and, in the interests of good race relations, answer “black” or “brown”.
The measures, outlined in a series of guides in Nursery World magazine, are aimed at avoiding racial bias in toddlers as young as two. According to the guides, very young children may begin to express negative and discriminatory views about skin colour and appearance that nursery staff must help them “unlearn”.
If children develop positive associations with dark colours, the greater the likelihood that the attitude will be generalised to people, it says. The advice is based on an “anti-bias” approach to education which developed in the United States as part of multiculturalism.
Ah, there it is, that scourge of Western civilization– multiculturalism. Not surprised to see its fingerprints on this one. Next on the sec prog agenda, outlaw toy witches (might offend the pagans). More secular progressive madness here.
September 1, 2011
Is a post-Christian society a more civilized one? Are we becoming a more decent and compassionate society as we become more secular progressive? That’s what they promise us, isn’t it? Welcome to a religion-free, morally relativist world.
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August 4, 2011
Virtually everything modern Liberalism promotes today advances the clock of civilizational collapse.
Jennifer Aniston does not believe that women have to wait — or settle — for a man to start a family. Speaking at a Los Angeles press conference for her movie about artificial insemination, ‘The Switch,’ Aniston said that “times have changed” along with the idea of the traditional family. So if that means having one without the man in the picture, that’s okay.
“Women are realizing more and more that you don’t have to settle, they don’t have to fiddle with a man to have that child,” Aniston said. “They are realizing if it’s that time in their life and they want this part they can do it with or without that.”
“That,” of course, meaning the man. “It’s happening more and more,” said Aniston.
In ‘Switch,’ Aniston, 41, plays a woman who elects to take on life as a single-parent through artificial insemination. When questioned, the most famous single woman on the planet said she didn’t “have plans” to take the insemination option for motherhood at this time.
But she vigorously defended the rights of other single women going down that road. Aniston even engaged in one testy exchange with a reporter who insisted that her movie character was being “selfish” having a child without a father-figure in her life. Minutes after the question was asked, Aniston circled back and insisted that family life has “evolved” from strictly “the traditional stereotype of family.”
“The point of the movie is, what is that which defines family?” Aniston said. “It isn’t necessarily the traditional mother, father, two children and a dog named Spot.” “Love is love and family is what is around you,” she added. Aniston also took issue with the word “selfish” in terms of the single woman moving ahead with the decision to have a child. “I don’t think it’s selfish,” she said. “It’s quite beautiful because there are children that don’t have homes that have a home and can be loved. And that’s extremely important.”
Aniston fielded a slew of questions about motherhood in the press conference promoting the movie about the very-topic which has dogged her in the entertainment media for year. She even dutifully answered yet another question about whether she wants to be a mother in the future. “Yah, I’ve said it years before,” said Aniston. “I still say it. That’s today. Yah.”
Jennifer Aniston’s movie promotes single motherhood by artificial insemination where fathers are irrelevant. That’s what it does. Womyn need men like fish need a bicycle. And she defends this as “family that has evolved.” Yet even in her interview she attempts to walk back her initial support by blurring the line between artificial insemination and adoption. The two are not equivalent, and subconsciously she acknowledges this.
Once we step away from the PC line, single mother families– which are the natural consequence of the 60s counter culture and sexual revolution– are not “evolved” families, they are an unprecedented prehistoric devolution of the family institution. It’s caveman days all over again, folks, where the male is free to plant his seed willy nilly and females are reduced to the status of brood mare. Except today we have the welfare state (i.e., the taxpayer) to foot the bill for the inevitable consequences of this sexual revolution and shattering of traditional cultural taboos.
Jennifer Aniston has the money to do as she pleases. Her wealth insulates her from the consequences of virtually any boneheaded decision she chooses to make. And if she pays for it, then goddess bless her. Yet the baby mamas in waiting to whom she is giving her blessings are not rich. I’d wager most of them are broke. So the children they choose to have on their own– with Jennifer’s blessings– will essentially be wards of the Liberal welfare state. And without a father figure around to impose discipline, they’ll probably end up in jail too.
But though modern Liberalism is a lifestyle only the rich can afford to live, the Left promotes their values to the poor, and it has destroyed their communities in a way rapacious capitalism never could have. Thus the Left’s welfare state has become indispensable in a society whose social institutions have been shattered by that very same moral and cultural relativist Leftwing elite whose values continue to undermine “the traditional stereotype of family.”
This is what the end of the “Patriarchy” looks like. The nuclear family has been all but destroyed by the counterculture revolution of the 60s. Back in the 80s when Vice-president Dan Quayle denounced Hollywood’s positive depiction of single motherhood in the show Murphy Brown, the term “family values” was turned into a punchline by cultural sophisticates of the day. It would send the wrong message to our daughters that childbirth out of wedlock was a viable choice, Mr. Quayle warned:
”It doesn’t help matters when prime-time TV has Murphy Brown — a character who supposedly epitomizes today’s intelligent, highly paid, professional woman — mocking the importance of fathers by bearing a child alone and calling it just another ‘lifestyle choice.”’
He was vilified by the Left for his closed-minded intolerance.
The sexual revolution, the divorce revolution, and the welfare state have since come together to form a perfect storm of culture destruction in our poorest communities as unwed mothers and children out of wedlock in black communities become the “new normal”. To affluent, white radical Vagina Warriors of the 60s – 80s who screeched that marriage is slavery and sexual intercourse is rape, this was ever their goal– to destroy that misogynous “patriarchy” and the oppression inflicted on womynkind. They have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, certainly in our poorest communities. But while the rich white Liberal folk who promote this madness have the money to buy their way out of the worst consequences of their destructive worldview, poor blacks do not. They become slaves to the State, and their children at risk.
In effect, secular progressive culture destruction has created the need for the Welfare State without which these fatherless families would be doomed. In this way, the Welfare State and Leftwing culture destruction are symbiotic and mutually perpetuating, both justifying each other’s existence in a downward spiral of social dysfunction.
And this is what the end of the patriarchy looks like.
Blacks struggle with 72 percent unwed mothers rate
HOUSTON – Seventy-two percent of black babies are born to unmarried mothers today, according to government statistics. This number is inseparable from the work of Carroll, an obstetrician who has dedicated her 40-year career to helping black women.
“The girls don’t think they have to get married. I tell them children deserve a mama and a daddy. They really do,” Carroll says from behind the desk of her office, which has cushioned pink-and-green armchairs, bars on the windows, and a wooden “LOVE” carving between two African figurines. Diamonds circle Carroll’s ring finger.
As the issue of black unwed parenthood inches into public discourse, Carroll is among the few speaking boldly about it. And as a black woman who has brought thousands of babies into the world, who has sacrificed income to serve Houston’s poor, Carroll is among the few whom black women will actually listen to.
“A mama can’t give it all. And neither can a daddy, not by themselves,” Carroll says. “Part of the reason is because you can only give that which you have. A mother cannot give all that a man can give. A truly involved father figure offers more fullness to a child’s life.”
Statistics show just what that fullness means. Children of unmarried mothers of any race are more likely to perform poorly in school, go to prison, use drugs, be poor as adults, and have their own children out of wedlock.
The black community’s 72 percent rate eclipses that of most other groups: 17 percent of Asians, 29 percent of whites, 53 percent of Hispanics and 66 percent of Native Americanswere born to unwed mothers in 2008, the most recent year for which government figures are available. The rate for the overall U.S. population was 41 percent.
This issue entered the public consciousness in 1965, when a now famous government report by future senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan described a “tangle of pathology” among blacks that fed a 24 percent black “illegitimacy” rate. The white rate then was 4 percent.
Many accused Moynihan, who was white, of “blaming the victim:” of saying that black behavior, not racism, was the main cause of black problems. That dynamic persists. Most talk about the 72 percent has come from conservative circles; when influential blacks like Bill Cosby have spoken out about it, they have been all but shouted down by liberals saying that a lack of equal education and opportunity are the true root of the problem.
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July 28, 2011
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.”
July 25, 2011
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.
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 10, 2011
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.”
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!
June 19, 2011
The multiculti Left is ideologically and, more importantly, emotionally invested in disproving the Islamization of the West. BUT, they say, even assuming the West is going muzzie, so what? It’s just another construct.
May 29, 2011
Sesame Street and Friends ‘pumping out left wing messages’
It isn’t paranoia when they really are out to get you. It’s no longer a conspiracy theory when they admit to it. Below, admitted and confessed cultural marxism in action from our friends in the entertainment industry:
The TV series Friends undermined family values; Sesame Street taught ethnic minorities about civil disobedience; Happy Days had a subtle anti-Vietnam subtext; and the 1980s cop show MacGyver tried to persuade pistol-packing Americans that guns are bad. That is the considered opinion of Ben Shapiro, an investigative author and right-wing columnist who will publish a detailed expose tomorrow telling how Hollywood producers, writers and actors have been secretly using TV to promote what he calls a “radical” left-leaning political agenda. Shapiro’s book, Primetime Propaganda revolves around comments by 70-odd industry heavyweights he approached for interviews.
The book promises to “profile the biggest names in showbusiness over the past 50 years” and includes a series of “gotcha” moments, in which the architects of the best-watched TV shows of modern times tell how they tried to use the medium of broadcasting to, as Shapiro puts it, “shape America in their own leftist image”.
“I was shocked by the openness of the Hollywood crowd when it came to admitting anti-conservative discrimination inside the industry,” Shapiro said. “They weren’t ashamed of it. In fact, some were actually proud of it.” The book’s contents will only add weight to allegations – often aired by conservative Americans – that Hollywood is the exclusive domain of leftie propagandists.
Among Shapiro’s most revelatory interviewees is Marta Kauffman, the co-creator of Friends, who recalls how she hired a “bunch of liberals” to run the programme to “put out there what we believe”. In 1999, she admitted casting the actress sister of Newt Gingrich, the prominent Republican, to play a preacher at a lesbian wedding because she wanted to annoy conservatives. “When we did the lesbian wedding, we knew there was going to be some flak,” said Kauffman. “I have to say, when we cast Candice Gingrich as the minister of that wedding, there was a bit of a ‘f*** you’ in it to the right-wing, directly.”
Elsewhere in the book, Vin DiBona, the producer of MacGyver, agrees that Hollywood has a liberal bias, saying “I’m happy about it, actually.” The cult cop show advanced an anti-gun agenda, he added. “That was the whole premise of the programme, that MacGyver used his brain power and skill and science, and solved all the difficulties through ingenuity. No guns, no knives.”
Not just a comedy about military camaraderie, M*A*S*H also had a pacifist agenda, the show’s co-creator and director Gene Reynolds told Shapiro, who said: “We wanted to point out the wastefulness of war.” And, with regard to Happy Days, writer Bill Bickley said he “had a whole subtext” attacking the Vietnam War. “If you really look for it, you can find it.”
The book is perhaps at its most condemnatory when accusing the creators of Sesame Street of attempting to brainwash young children. It quotes Mike Dann, one of the show’s founding executives, saying it “was not made for the sophisticated or the middle class”. Early episodes featured the character Grover breaking bread with a hippie. Oscar, who lived in a rubbish bin, was supposed to address “conflicts arising from racial and ethnic diversity”.
“Sesame Street tried to tackle divorce, tackled ‘peaceful conflict resolution’ in the aftermath of 9/11 and had [gay actor] Neil Patrick Harris on the show playing the subtly named ‘fairy shoeperson’,” notes Shapiro. As to whether there may be a touch of McCarthy-esque paranoia about his belief that film-makers are planting the seed of socialism in the bosom of America, he adds: “It’s not paranoid to speak the truth. Hollywoodites admit openly to messaging their product, and to their scorn for [conservatives].”
Now, you may believe it’s just fine and dandy that Hollywood is promoting what you consider a worthy cause or sound worldview. That’s fine. Just show us a shred of intellectual honesty and stop denying that’s what they’re doing, mkay?
January 27, 2011
Here is CCHQ’s tribute to President Ronald Reagan, culture warrior extraordinaire, and one of the great American presidents of the 20th century. I won’t pretend it was all sunshine and rainbows during his eight years. Such an era never existed. But if America is truly in decline as so many claim it is, then his presidency marked a concerted effort to reverse the slide. He reminds me of a type of Charlemagne or Justinian, a leader born for greatness, refusing to accept the decay and decline amidst which he finds himself, and thus single-handedly and through sheer force of will attempting to raise his nation back to greatness. He saw the decline. Will America heed his warning?
“Our spirit is back, but we haven’t re-institutionalized it.”
“As far as those who create the popular culture, well-grounded patriotism is no longer the style.”
“I’m warning of the eradication of the American memory that could result ultimately in an erosion of the American spirit.”
December 23, 2010
War on Christmas? Heavens, no. This is science! Nay, medicine.
Christmas trees ‘make non-Christians feel excluded’
Researchers at Simon Fraser University in Canada, found non-Christians feel less self-assured and have fewer positive feelings if a Christmas tree was in the room. The scientists conducted the study using 77 Christians and 57 non-believers, including Buddhists and Sikhs.
The participants did not know the survey was about Christmas, and were asked to fill in questions about themselves both when a 12-inch Christmas tree was in the room and when it was not. Non-celebrators” reported fewer positive feelings and less self-assurance in the Christmas room. Christians were mostly cheered by the tree.
Christians, however, did report feeling more guilt when a tree was in the room, which, claim the researchers, suggests the holidays can be stressful. Michael Schmitt, a social psychologist behind the research, decided to carry out the study after controversy over whether Christmas should be celebrated in public in case it offends non-Christians.
“We’re not suggesting ‘no Christmas’ or ‘no Christmas displays at all,’ but in contexts where we really do value respecting and including diversity in terms of religion, the safest option is not to have these kinds of displays. “I understand why it might feel threatening to people.
“But I think if people do care about making a whole range of different kinds of people feel included and respected, then we can make some small changes that would go a long way toward creating a more multicultural or inclusive society.” The researchers published their results in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
Even when it hides behind “science”, Leftism reveals it’s utter illogic. They claim they want both a multicultural and inclusive society. But both are mutually exclusive goals. To be “inclusive”, we must essentially sanitize away all differences lest someone feel “excluded” by another’s culture. But multiculturalism is supposed to be about differences, which means it is BY DEFINITION the opposite of inclusive, as the celebration of one culture automatically excludes those of another culture (just as they claim Christmas does).
So which do you want, Leftards? Multiculturalism? Or “Inclusive.” You cannot have both. Now pull your heads out of your arse and try to make some sense for a change. Or simply admit that your real goal is not “inclusivity” but the eradication of judeo-christian.
Conservatives have another word for “inclusive”, it’s called ASSIMILATION.
December 21, 2010
War on Christmas? Why, that’s just rightwing crazy talk!
NPR news analyst propagandist, Nina Totenberg, feels that saying the word “Christmas” is something she must apologize for. All those people celebrating the Winter Solstice at that party might have taken offense otherwise. I generally don’t deal in gaffes taken in a vacuum; but this isn’t a gaff, it’s a classic Leftist self-reveal. Ok, I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt and assume she personally has no issue with the “C” word herself. I can be generous. But clearly she isn’t supposed to use such hateful and discriminatory language on the air, thus her apology for letting it slip.
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I have just one question. Why are we still–and forgive the expression–still funding NPR with our tax dollars? If pro-religion violates the Establishment Clause, then so does anti religion; and boy are they anti religion at NPR.
A war on Christmas you say? What rubbish!
Below more of that “separation of church and state” bunk that Libs can’t and won’t ever find in the Constitution, but use to impose their secular fundamentalism on us anyway. Your Christian culture, it appears, “discriminates” against non-Christians (even if it’s just Christmas schlock). I don’t think multi-culturalism (you know, many cultures) means what they say it means.
Federal Examiners Say Religious Decoration Inappropriate
Federal Reserve examiners come every four years to make sure banks are complying with a long list of regulations. The examiners came to Perkins last week. And the team from Kansas City deemed a Bible verse of the day, crosses on the teller’s counter and buttons that say “Merry Christmas, God With Us.” were inappropriate.
The Bible verse of the day on the bank’s Internet site also had to be taken down.“I don’t think there should be a problem with them displaying whatever religious symbols they want to display,” said Amy Weierman, a Perkins resident.
Specifically, the feds believed, the symbols violated the discouragement clause of Regulation B of the bank regulations. According to the clause, “…the use of words, symbols, models and other forms of communication … express, imply or suggest a discriminatory preference or policy of exclusion. “The feds interpret that to mean, for example, a Jew or Muslim or atheist may be offended and believe they may be discriminated against at this bank. It is an appearance of discrimination.
But customers Eyewitness News 5 talked to said they aren’t buying it.“This is just ridiculous,” said bank customer Jim Nyles. “This whole thing is just ridiculous. We all have regulatory bodies that govern us. But this is too much.”“I think that’s absurd,” said Chelsi Holser, a bank customer. “I don’t agree with it at all. They are taking Christ out of Christmas and life.”The bank is quietly fighting for a clearer interpretation of the clause. Officials have contacted their two U.S. legislators, Rep. Frank Lucas and Sen. Jim Inhofe, and the Oklahoma Bankers Association to help.
December 20, 2010
A war on Christmas? Whatever would give you such an idea, Christianists?
Apparently, the Red Cross feels Christmas might be offensive to non-Christians. It’s logo? Oh, that’s fine. But Christmas? Why, that’s tantamount to hate speech! And stay tuned for the Leftist self-reveal at the end.
Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend Moslems.
The charity’s politically-correct move triggered an avalanche of criticism and mockery last night – from Christians and Moslems. Christine Banks, a volunteer at a Red Cross shop in New Romney, Kent, said: ‘We put up a nativity scene in the window and were told to take it out. It seems we can’t have anything that means Christmas. We’re allowed to have some tinsel but that’s it.
‘When we send cards they have to say season’s greetings or best wishes. They must not be linked directly to Christmas. ‘When we asked we were told it is because we must not upset Moslems.’ Mrs Banks added: ‘ We have been instructed that we can’t say anything about Christmas and we certainly can’t have a Christmas tree.
‘ I think the policy is offensive to Moslems as well as to us. No reasonable person can object to Christians celebrating Christmas. But we are not supposed to show any sign of Christianity at all.’ Labour peer Lord Ahmed, one of the country’s most prominent Moslem politicians, said: ‘It is stupid to think Moslems would be offended.Yesterday officials at the charity’s London HQ confirmed that Christmas is barred from the 430 shops which contributed more than £20million to its income last year. ‘The Red Cross is a neutral organisation and we don’t want to be aligned with any political party or particular philosophy,’ a spokesman said.
Notice it’s lilly WHITE LIBERALS who are offended here, not Muslims. Of course, they’re only trying to show some concern for their little ethnic pets by taking offense on behalf of Muslims and other minorities. That’s mighty white of you, Libs!
Leftists want to ditch Christmas in order to be “neutral”. As if acknowledging (let alone celebrating) Christmas would be “taking sides” with one side vs the other, as if celebrating a religious holiday is some kind of opening salvo in a culture war. Gee, but I thought multiculti was a “celebration” of cultures, is it not? Aren’t we supposed to “celebrate diversity”? You know, like a big happy rainbow family! But instead they give the impression that these cultures, religions and ethnicities are actually engaging in a competition, or a war about which we must all stay “neutral”. Hmmm, this doesn’t sound like a very happy family at all.
So is this what multiculti is, Leftards? A war? A clash of civilizations within our own borders? An ethnic minefield to be carefully navigated across, not celebrated? Your slip is showing, Leftards! And you’re right, it IS a minefield.
And given this fact, THEN WHY PROMOTE MULTI CULTI if it’s so dangerous?
A war on Christmas? Poppycock! What war on Christmas, you paranoid wingnuts! Leftards throw baby Jesus under the bus, and now Santa. This from the Young Man’s Christian Association, mind you (that name, too, will be dropped within the decade, mark my words).
New York City YMCA Gives Santa the BootA politically correct West Village YMCA has fired Ol’ St. Nick in favor of Frosty.
Kids who once thrilled at sitting on Santa’s lap at the 14th Street McBurney YMCA’s wildly popular annual holiday luncheon will now suffer the icy embrace of a talking snowman and his sidekick, an anonymous penguin, at today’s event.
Forget about bringing a list or checking it twice — Frosty doesn’t take gift requests, and doesn’t care if you’re naughty or nice. YMCA officials, who say they are in the midst of “rebranding” the Young Men’s Christian Association to “The Y,” defended their decision.
“It wasn’t replacing; it was transitioning,” said John Rappaport, executive director of the McBurney YMCA. “We realized that change is sometimes good, and that Frosty is a great winter character who would appeal to a broader number of kids.”
The decision to ditch Father Christmas came down from McBurney branch administration, not the Y’s Chicago headquarters. A chilly reception greeted the news that the YMCA — an organization founded to spread Christian values in 1844 — was replacing the Christmas icon with a secular cartoon character.
“Christmas is not about Jack Frost; it’s not about snowmen,” fumed Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. “We’re not talking about some secular organization that has no religious roots. If they can’t celebrate Christmas, then they should check out. What a bunch of cowards.”