The Hot Takes: #Charlottesville

Here are some takeaways in the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday August 12, 2017.

I disavow all people and groups associated with, or representing, Nazism, national socialism, white supremacy, and the KKK.

Nazism was dead and gone long ago.  It’s only trotted out by simple-minded fools who are trying to be edgy, or when there is a legitimate target to smear, as the corpse of David Duke keeps doing.

President Trump disavowed David Duke 17 years ago. Now he endorses Trump as revenge. Dukes comments wreak of a paid smear job.

National Socialism is of not the Right; it’s of the Left. National. Socialism. Is. Not. Of. The. Right.  Nazi LARPers are not a part of the right, let alone the One Real Alt-Right.

“White Nationalism” makes no sense. Only Americans with a vague sense of white/black/other nationality distinctions use the phrase.

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White Nationalist

Most Americans don’t stop to realize that Swedes, Poles, French, German, Brits, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, Dutch, Finns, Swiss, etc, are ALL WHITE, but of DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES.  Have Europeans found solidarity in the color of their skin, or do they value a much deeper understanding of their own distinct peoples and culture? When the white nationalist William Wallace fought the white imperialist English, was he the good guy or bad guy?

The more I think about the events of that day, and how they were reported, the whole thing seems like a huge set up.

The police did not do a good job, as local politicians kept saying, but a horrible one. Any time there are opposing groups, each carrying sticks and shields and wearing helmets, police should seek to keep the groups apart in the name peace.  They did the opposite. As images show, the police not only stood down, but funneled the opposing groups into one another. As you can see here, the dhouivfuiaa0_um.jpgpolice forced one group through one stair exit from the elevated park right into the awaiting homemade flame-thrower of a peaceful protester.

The police stood idly by and fled when it got hot.

Who ordered the police to stand down?

The injured and families of the deceased should have a case against the municipality of Charlottesville and the Commonwealth of Virginia

It was also remarkable to me that in all of the coverage of the events that day, very few media pundits or politicians mentioned the word Antifa. The governor of VA was asked specifically to denounce them and their violence as he just did the nazi LARPers.  He refused.

Mentioning birddogging Antifa wouldn’t serve the narrative that there is only one violent group, and that group is directly tied to the President.  The media’s persistence that President Trump is responsible for, and hasn’t condemned neo-nazi’s strongly enough reveals that unity and healing is not really the goal, but smearing and de-legitimizing. (See David Duke above).

It was also surprising to learn that the organizer of the event,

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Feb. 2017 Shaggy Lib              Aug. 2017 Clean-cut nazi

Jason Kessler, was a left-wing Obama voter who was involved in Occupy Wall Street protests.  There’s more to come on Kessler, but it seems strange that someone who was into leftist subversive activities in his recent past is all of the sudden right wing?  Something fishy going on here…

The events of this past weekend are eerily similar to the successful Ukrainian coup of 2013.

The planned rally of “Unite the Right” is nearly identical to a neo-nazi movement that was part of a successful coup in the Ukraine in 2013 and 2014 that culminated in the ouster of the then Ukrainian President.  The movement was widely supported among US politicians for its potential to install US-friendly/controlled government right next door to Russia.  Here’s US Senator John McCain standing with neo-nazi leaders in the Ukraine in 2013.

At the “Unite the Right” rally, people in video can be heard marching and chanting “blood and soil, blood and soil”.  This is 19th century German folk language.  Americans do not speak like this.

Someone at the top is organizing and funding this kabuki theater and they’re trying to tarnish the President, his supporters, and destroy the fabric of the US.

The End of the 1st Amendment

At least the portion applied to freedom of religion.

A Minnesota Town Wants Religious War Memorials, So Satanists Offer One With a “Baphometic Bowl of Wisdom”

The City of Belle Plaine has received pressure from atheists and Satanists to remove a war memorial that

belleplainemonumenttstfeatured a cross. After their efforts failed, the Satanic Temple proposed their own monument, called the “Baphometic Bowl of Wisdom.”

It is a black, steel cube. Inverted pentagrams (a universal Satanic symbol) are etched into the sides of the monument. A pitch black, overturned soldier’s helmet is planted on the top.

It is named after Baphomet, an androgynous half-goat, half-man demon.

Satanists are claiming that this monument respects veterans. And the city of Belle Plaine has accepted it.

I wonder how many years out America is from restricting or amending the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. Or more likely, no legal change will be made, but rather the spirit of freedom and tolerance for other beliefs, which is quickly eroding, will simply disappear.

This is the catch-22 of American freedom that allows the existence of beliefs and behaviors that undermine the core values it rests on.

For example, Libertarianism is completely untenable; as follows. Libertarianism > freedom of commerce, association, and travel > libertarian values allow no restrictions on who can move into the community or what values they should hold > new arrivals much prefer authoritarian policies > poof! Your free society is gone. Libertarian values restrict the group’s ability to maintain its libertarian community. Sown into core of the system is its own self-defeating value.

Same is true for Christian communities (or those who wished for one). When your societal ideal rests on freedom of religion, tolerance, acceptance, and not the Gospel of Jesus Christ, you’ll soon find you have no ability to influence your culture or community. Your own values require you to support the rights and access and influence of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and even Satanic worship.

Well, that certainly is diverse.

 

Pray, Candle Light Vigil, Lather, Rinse, Repeat

You are witnessing insanity. I am not referring to the insanity of Islamic terror – that’s not insane, just demonic.

You are watching the destruction of a culture, built over thousands of years rousso– destroyed in a few generations.  I am not referring to the destruction of jihadis who just detonated a nail bomb to rip apart children, including 8-yr-old girls, as they enjoy an Ariana Grande concert.

The insanity belongs to the people of the West; the so-called “leaders” of democracy and liberal values.  To those who continue to spout banal, poopy-talk like

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The destruction is not by suicide vests, but by a domestic security policy that allows, nay invites, a foreign invasion on a scale unprecedented in human history. I say again – unprecedented in human history.

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Dick Cheney Is For It – Why You Should Be Weary

Former US Vice President, Dick Cheney, on Monday, began his attempts to prime the pump for a US war with Russia.  Speaking at the Economic Times & Global Business Summit, Mr. Cheney made the case that the alleged Russian interference in the US 2016 presidential election “could be considered an act of war”.

It has been interesting to watch US media spend so much time on the Trump/Russia/election angle. It seemed their approach was to undermine the credibility and legitimacy of the President.  Maybe they could get him into a bigger scandal; get him, or someone in his inner circle to make a false statement about any communications with someone in Russia in order to prosecute a process foul.  But it seems our government and Deep State operatives, of which Dick Cheney is certainly a part, wants much more than that. I thought that after Hillary Clinton lost, they’d slow down with the war with Russia talks. Remember, during the 2016 election season, candidates from both parties were calling for the enforcement of no-fly zones over Syria. People with half a brain then knew that meant war with Russia. (The war-monger John McCain has been calling for war with Russia in Syria for more than 18 months now.)

But back to Dick Cheney. You know what? Never mind. We can probably trust a guy who was the Secretary of Defense during the first Iraq war, served on the Council of Foreign Relations, was CEO of an American multinational corporation, and one of the world’s largest oil field services companies, and was totally right about Iraq’s WMD’s after 2001.

Christian Militias Take Arms to ISIS

From Walid Shoebat:

Iraq’s first Christian-only brigade of regular forces graduated Thursday to help retake the community’s towns and villages from the Islamic State group while they put the mark of God — the Holy Cross — on their foreheads, before marching to battle against ISIS. Christians are reviving a biblical custom from Ezekiel’s time in which God demanded to mark the foreheads of the followers of the true God….  Most of Iraq’s Christians lived in the Nineveh plain, an area between the main IS hub of Mosul and the Kurdish capital of Arbil, before IS fighters swept in seven months ago….“Around 600 peshmerga from our Christian brothers in the Nineveh

Bret, center right with beanie and sunglasses, and Tim, to his left

plain joined this course, which focused on physical training, military lectures and shooting exercises,” said Abu Bakr Ismail, the commander of the training academy.“All the participants are volunteers… and want to liberate their land from IS and then protect it,” the Kurdish special forces major general said… Several other Christian groups have formed in recent months in northern Iraq. They do not fall under the peshmerga’s command but are hosted and supported by Kurdistan.There are also Americans joining the Christian militia, two of whom are Tim Locks and Bret, two courageous men Shoebat.com has written on before.

Please comment below:

  • What do you think of the concept of a Christian militia? One that is not bound by allegiance to any state or nation, but rather to the church?
  • Do you think the church should be actively supporting such groups and activities, with finances, weapons, ammunition, food & supplies, prayer, etc?
  • Do you think that such a militia will one day be needed to defend the church/Christians in the West, especially the US?
… that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding ~ Colossians 1:9

The Changing Landscape of War & Conflict

WAR
1  a (1):  a state of usually open and declared armed hostile conflict between states or nations; (2):  a period of such armed conflict (3):state of war
    b:  the art or science of warfare
2  a:  a state of hostility, conflict, or antagonism
     b:  a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end <a class war> <a war against disease>

From Merriam-Webster, this definition of war makes one thing immediately stand out: that war is armed conflict between states or nations.  Since the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648, the State has had a monopoly on war (in the West, anyway).

On a parallel track to the idea of who can call for war, who can conduct war (and for what reasons), there has also been the moral and ethical dilemma for Christians of participating in such conflict as armed combatants.  For most, this idea has been settled since the idea of Just War was brought forth by St. Augustine of Hippo, and later codified by St. Thomas Aquinas some nine hundred years later.  Augustine, leaning heavily on the Romans 13:1-4, gave reprieve to the Christian conscience by indicating that the State was appointed by God and was His instrument to execute “wrath on him who practices evil”, and therefore not guilty of violating the commandment thou shall not kill.

Aquinas then offered criteria for establishing Just War, which has been supplemented in the years since:

  1. Just Cause – a nation must have a just cause to go to war, like defense of self, or innocents, against aggressive or oppressive nations
  2. Legitimate Authority – only political authorities, duly appointed, may have the right to wage war
  3. Right Intention – war can only be to right a wrong, not for material or economic gain
  4. Last Resort – all possible diplomatic options must have been exhausted
  5. Proportionality – weighing the harms of war, such harms must be outweighed by the harms and evils of not going to war

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