Friday, November 23, 2007

One Civilization---Divisible

It is well past the time for all to put away the loaded and cheating decks of race and class cards, all Jokers, and look at our nation and world in terms of which parts (Persons, families, neighborhoods, nations) are civilized and which are not, in whole or in part. Which of them behave or attempt to behave in the building of civilization by supporting the necessary pyramid on its necessary base of order, surmounted by law and then, and only then and if the bottom layers are stable, the crowning glory of justice?

Which families work together for the common good of all and, most specially, the ordered, law respecting, educated and civilized behavior and long-lived future of their children? Which set an example of lawlessness, bad manners, crime, life-endangering behaviors? In which neighborhoods do the people know and respect each others, looking after all the children and maintain an neat and safe environment for all? In which neighborhoods does hate, filth and fear rule? Which nations show, by public and private charities, their concern for others and use the force of police and military only to suppress the enemies of all humanity---Thugs, terrorists, those engaged in genocide and all offenders against law, order and justice? Which nations plan aggressive wars, commit genocide against their own citizens and attempt to upset, by hateful words and actions the peaceful lives of others?

In terms of cultures, which support (From the family to all the nations) law, order, charity, knowledge and learning, such individual freedoms as do not kill or injure or cripple others and, though all those actions and conditions, that structure of order, law and justice?
On the other hand, which ideologies and cultures support murder, rape, genocide, war as much as a goal as as a means, unequal or hate-filled treatment of persons based on race, Faith, sex and other like human factors?

Therefore, evaluate people as to which path, civilized or other, that they select as to their family, neighborhood, political-national and international-ideological choices. Look to the words they speak, the books they use to base their lives on and their behaviors---Both in the theories and acts of their lives. Allow room for that all-too-human record of failures; But, examine both intent and attempts.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The Spanish Martyrs Of The 1930s

The Church recently canonized 498 Spanish men and women murdered for the Faith during the 1930s. The ceremony was held in Rome rather than in now socialist-secular Spain with its present and anti-Faith government.

The people of Gothic Spain were witnesses to the Faith (In part due to too many of them falling away from morality and orthodoxy) under the swords of those "Sons Of The Prophet" who closely followed Mohammed's permission or encouragement, if not commands, to use murder, rape, genocide, robbery and perpetual war with "unbelievers" to further the goals of Islam and of greedy and sex-obsessed Muslims. This continued until that year-of-sanity, 1492AD, when the last of those terrorists were driven out of Iberia.

The People of Christian Spain, in the1930s, were subject to the punishment derived from electing a anti-religious and essentially anti-freedom "republican" (ie Socialist-Communist) government in parallel with the like inflictions made in Mexico and in anticipation of the election of Adolf Hitler's Socialist-Nazi Party in Germany---And with the same and horrid price being paid in all three nations.

The Spaniards of today appear to have NOT learned from their nation's history and are beginning to feel the effects of their own departure from Catholic teachings, drift into the "Viva Yo!" mentality of this era's self-indulgent generation and election of an anti-religious and socialist government. The first of the new martyrs, suffering bloody death by dismemberment and other mutilations, are the unborn Spaniards being aborted. Unless the People of Spain overcome the totalitarian government of this day and return to a disciplined way-of-life, they can expect more adult martyrs as recently canonized in Rome.

The lesson of those martyrs and the choices of the People apply to the USA, the UK and all of once Christian Europe---And to many lands beyond them.

BBC's Pissing In The Soup

At most times I would beg your pardon for using such a vulgar term as "Pissing In The Soup". However, I cannot think of any more descriptive and accurate term to describe the BBC making the real Christmas story into a political-parable in its 2007 production of the "Liverpool Nativity". This anti-production coverts Mary and Joseph into political asylum seekers and the Christ into "something" less than the Son Of God who has taken human form for our eternal, not political, Salvation.

BBC to screen political Nativity story
By staff writers
20 Nov 2007
The political dimension of the Nativity story, drawing on the themes of immigration and asylum, is to be screened by the BBC in the run up to Christmas.
Geoffrey Hughes, Cathy Tyson and Jennifer Ellison are amongst those who will star in the Liverpool Nativity – a contemporary retelling of the Christmas story live on the streets of Liverpool.
Far from being the simple story beloved of school plays throughout the world, the drama is billed as being "as fresh and relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago – the intimate, personal story of a pregnant young girl set against a backdrop of political tension and unrest."
Geoffrey Hughes leads the cast as the Angel Gabriel, directing events as they unfold live in Liverpool city centre.
Set in a fictional state, Herodia (Cathy Tyson), a paranoid minister, desperate to cling to power, orders a crackdown on immigration.
Mary and Joseph (Jodie McNee and Kenny Thompson) are swept up in the drama as Joseph, an asylum seeker, is instructed to report to the nearest passport office. In the midst of this turmoil, Mary discovers she is pregnant and must fight to protect both Joseph and her unborn child.
The hour-long production uses familiar songs from Liverpool's great pop legacy to bring the story to life. Popular music from a wealth of Liverpool bands – The Beatles, The La's, The Zutons and many more – is given a vibrant new twist and performed by characters in the drama and a live orchestra.
The production also features a host of Liverpool celebrities including Jennifer Ellison as an angel; Paul Barber as the landlord and Andrew Schofield as one of the shepherds.
BBC Three Controller, Danny Cohen says: "This is going to be a fantastic collaboration between the BBC and the city of Liverpool. I'm delighted with the cast in place, and can't wait to see this major event on BBC Three."
This mammoth production involves over 300 cast and 150 technical crew and will be the springboard for Liverpool's year as European Capital of Culture 2008.
Liverpool Nativity has been developed by the team behind Manchester Passion and the two Flashmob operas and is supported by Liverpool Culture Company.
Written and developed by Liverpudlian Mark Davies Markham, it is executive produced by Sue Judd.
The Musical Director is Philip Sheppard, Professor of Cello at the Royal Academy of Music, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing on the night.
The Liverpool Nativity will be screened on Sunday 16 December at 8pm on BBC Three.

Basic Gun Law

Today's news that the US Supreme Court has accepted the District of Columbia "Gun Control VS Gun Rights" case brought to my memory the following citation.

"WHETHER THE SECOND AMENDMENT SECURES AN INDIVIDUAL RIGHT: The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias"; August 24, 2004; MEMORANDUM OPINION FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL; As found at,

It should be specially noted, where ever there is the tradition of British laws, that the cited opinion is based on those legal traditions as much as on the US Constitution.

Stem-Cell Research, Universities & The Church

With today's news about the developments in non-embryonic stem cell research I recall that Catholic-Christian points-of-view were responsible for the beginning and development of universities so vital to human progress. This invention was NOT reflected in Islamic or Pagan nations which lacked that intellectual and ethical base Some of those "other" nations have more recently copied Western style schools without reproducing the idea generators which are Western schools. Those schools in Islamic and Pagan dominated nations have only been able to build on the successes of ideas first developed (As for genetics, from an Austrian monk to British DNA discoverers) in the West.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Cordoba's Cathedral, NOT Mosque

In their most recent (Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2007) issue the editors of US News & World Report devoted most of that printing to various faith's "sacred places"; Among which was the Cathedral of Cordoba, Spain----Once a Mosque. The following is a letter sent to those editors.

In the year of sanity, 1492AD, the last and all Muslims were driven out of ALL of the Iberian peninsula which they had earlier taken by armed force in their following of Mohammed's instructions to use murder, rape, genocide, robbery, suppression of non-Muslims and perpetual war against all "unbelievers" to further the causes of that ideology and its followers. Mr. Alex Kingsbury is very much misleading your readers when he designated ("Legacy of Islam and Christianity'; Your Nov. 26-Dec. 3, 2007 issue; At Page-53) Southern Spain as "straddling, as it does, the European and Islamic worlds.". Until these late and degenerate times of an anti-civilization government in Spain, that part of the Christian world was fully independent of the terrors which Islam brought to Spain before 1492 and by more recent bombings AND, in such places as the Darfur, still brings.

I will support Islamic prayer services in the Cathedral of Cordoba when the Saudis allow Christian and Jewish services in the Grand Mosque in Mecca.

Gandhi, India, The British & Inheritances

For reasons I can only guess at Pax Christi and Catholic Youth Services (Both of the UK) are pushing the teachings of that full-of-self, family abusing, opponent of human progress and attorney "Mahatma" Gandhi as an example for Catholic and other youth on this year's National Youth Sunday. It might be well to take a really close look at Gandhi and the British he so opposed as to what they have left to India and the world.

The British found the very disorganized sub-continent of India, misruled by petty and great tyrants, with poor roads made very unsafe by thugee (Worshipers of the goddess Kali, which devotees murdered in her name---And enriched themselves by robbing those victims), unequal treatment of the People under too many non-systems of law and the will of self-serving Maharajahs and other princes, suttee (All but mandatory suicide of widows), religious discrimination and wars-and-terrorism based on Faith differences the lack of any common language or good communications AND too many other evils and limiting factors to list here.

The British imposed order, law and some measure of justice. All, including the various tyrants, were brought under a more-or-less equal rule-of-law; Thugee and suttee were suppressed; The prior and many wars between princes were stopped and banditry across the North-West frontier was resisted; Roads were repaired and made straight and a model railroad system installed; The land was mapped, telegraph service (The first "Internet") was established; Trade was facilitated and some industries established (The basis of today's "Indian Economic Miracle"); English, now THE international language, was introduced and widely spread throughout that sub-Continent; Some measures towards the limiting of evils of the caste system were begun (And are still a "work-in-progress); The peaceful worship of God and gods was protected; And, other positive steps, too many to list here, were taken towards civilization.

What then was Gandhi's thrust and gifts to us---Directly or indirectly? A return towards primitivism, Hindi as an imposed and not neutral language; Resistance to law and order; Three "Indias" rather than one as accomplished by a genocidal division; Return to inter-Religious warfare and terrorism (Including the recent Hindu assaults on Christians as added to the jihad supporters violence towards everyone who disagrees with them); Uncontrolled and barely resisted banditry across the NW frontier; Military dictatorship in Pakistan as the only rational alternative to chaos or the misrule of Mullahs; AND, too many other evils and anti-civilization acts and results to list here.

"By their fruits you will know them".

Farmers, Assembly Workers, Whores & Lawyers

Farmers produce the food we need and some we only want; Assembly workers produce our autos (Buy American!) and the many other things we need and want; Medical staff output is less concrete, but healing is both needed and useful; Hotel workers (Hire ONLY citizens and legal immigrants!) do useful work in meeting our needs; Even whores provide a service (And STDs!) which some appear to want---If not need.

For the most part, what do attorneys "produce"? Well, as legislators (Most such are attorneys) they produce laws---Which they are hired to interpret as judges, consultants, etc.. In some way they help maintain paper industries; But, their "production" can not be eaten or used to shelter us from the elements or provide joy-or-pleasure (Who, other than some very greedy people, ever gets such from attorneys?).

Oh yes---Some maintain that lawyers protect the innocent and defend the rights of all (In many cases threatened only by the actions of other attorneys). Yet, what part of this nation's wealth is used for such laudable causes and what in self-serving "lawyer business", the generation of fees for illusions being the primary thrust of too many (Most?) law firms.

It might be well to reflect on the fact that attorneys rule (And, misrule by tyranny) our courts, dominate our legislative bodies and are well on the way to controlling, by overly complex laws and regulations, our governments' executive branches.

In fact, you might ask what part of our GNP is actually the empty production of law firms as opposed to such very advanced (And "under attorneyed") nations as Japan or the newest, 5,000 pound gorilla in the world's economy, mainland China?

As for myself and whenever all other factors are more-or-less equal, I always vote for a non-attorney VS. a lawyer. I encourage all to do the same!

For the good of the nation, we should really pass US and State constitutional amendments which would (Five-years after passage) forbid any attorney from being a member of the Congress or State Legislatures.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

UN's Attempt To Force Abortion On USA

As long as the very poorly reasoned and more poorly baseD case of Roe VS. Wade stands, some forms of elective abortion upon demand will exist in the USA. Those who oppose that created right (Not found in our Constitution OR legal traditions) can still hope for the overturning of that decision or the grinding away of its impact by increments of court decisions and legislative actions.

However, if the so-called "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women" is approved by the US Senate, that back-door mandating of abortion as a right will be binding on the USA without regard to our own future legislative actions or future judicial actions.

Without regard to our individual position on abortion, we must defend the laws of the USA, for-or-against abortion, against the external controls of those who do not know or wish to know our Constitutional traditions.


For a further discussion of this matter, please see the reference below.


Saving Waukesha County Muslims Money

It has been reported that Waukesha County (Wisconsin) Muslims are looking to establish a Mosque. Out of a heartfelt concern for them and their pocket books I suggest that they contact and share space with the KKK and American Nazi Party. After all, the teachings of Islam as to Jews, hate of just about anyone outside of their ideology, use of murder and genocide to further their goals, enslavement of "lesser" beings are not essentially different from the other named groups.

In fact, the only difference between those three groups is that the KKK and Nazis have already been officially designated as terrorist movements or groups; Islam's turn is dependent on our politicians' study of history and their personal-and-political courage.

Friday, November 16, 2007

The Murder Of Innocents

There is no doubt that the Church is opposed to abortion as it is the murder of innocents and, therefore, opposed to those who perform such crimes or support them as evil and such persons as support that crime as evil to the extent they will not change. Yet, I do not read or hear the same level of concern, from the USA's Bishops or the Holy See, as to the loyal followers of Mohammed who have, for 1400-years, committed the murder after murder of innocents in every part of the world touched by Islam---In this day most noticeably in the Darfur region of the Sudan.

If the Church is considering the discipline (Withholding of the Sacrament and public condemnation) of politicians who claim to be its members and do not condemn abortion, why do our Bishops and the Holy See not apply the same standards to those "Catholic" politicians who will not condemn the horrid and unchangeable teachings of the Koran (Please see below) which have been basic to the murder of so many innocents?


* verses which preach cruelty, incite violence and disturb public tranquility (i.e., 2:193; 8:39; 2:216; 9:41; 9:123; 66:9; 9:73; 8:65; 8:66; 47:4—15; 8:12; 69:30—33; 8:15—18; 25:52; 9:39; 9:111; 3: 169—171; 4:100; 48:29; 49:15; 2:154; 3:157—158; 8:59—60; 9:2—3; 9:29; 8:67; 4:84; 29:6; 29:69; 61:9—13; 9:36; 9:5; 9:14; 9:20—22; 4:95—96; 8:72—74; 3:142)
* verses which promote, on grounds of religion, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities (i.e., 4:101; 60:4; 58:23; 9:7; 8:13—14; 8:55; 25:55; 5:72; 9:23; 9:28; 3:28; 3:118; 4:144; 5:14; 5:64; 5:18; 5:51)
* verses which insult other religions as well as the religious beliefs of other communities (i.e., 5:17; 4:157; 5:116—118; 98:6; 68:8—13; 38:55—57; 22:19—21; 22:56—57; 5:36; 15:2; 72:14—15;41:33; 4:125; 25:27—29; 26:96—99; 3:85; 8:38; 31:13; 29:41—42; 37:22—25; 37:26—32; 25:17—19; 7:173; 21:66—67; 21:98—100; 16:20—21; 6:22—23; 6:40—41; 6:148; 2;221; 24:3)

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Critical Mass & Muslims

During the early days of A-bomb research two scientists gently pushed together two blocks of Uranium-238 causing them to reach "critical mass", then spewing out radiation which resulted in their horrid deaths . Of course, when two such masses of that material are slammed together, a Hiroshima level explosion occurs.

It appears, from both history and current events, that when the percentage of Muslims in a general population reaches a certain "critical mass" what is spewed out from such Islamic communities is hate towards others AND retail and wholesale violence of all varieties towards both "moderate Muslims" and non-Muslims, and most specially against Jews. This violence shows itself in threats, economic intimidation, rape, riots, arson, bombings, retail murder and (As in the Darfur region of The Sudan) genocide.

When masses of such Islamic "true believers" slam against each other (As in Palestine or Iraq) or non-Muslims (As in the Sudan or the Philippines), the explosion of war is a frequent outcome.

The reasons for these phenomena lies in the teachings of the Koran, the nature of mass movements and the reluctance of non-Muslims to exercise their Natural Law rights to self-defense, even if such requires the use of deadly force or such methods of rooting out terrorists as "water boarding", all on a "them or us" basis.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Old & New Covenants VS. Islam

The "Old Law" was an agreement, a contract, between God and His People Israel, who were specially selected among those made in His likeness for special treatment and place among humans. Although the Jews and the rest of us are certainly not equal to God, the covenant relationship is based on the respect-and-worship owed Him and the respect He gave to Israel and, through that nation, to all who accept Him.

The Old Law continues in Christianity as the same respect exists in it and, much more specially, in the Divine Love given to us and the love we are asked, along with respect and worship, to give to the Almighty.

I point out that the Pagans have not that respect or love from their gods. I also have pointed out that Mohammed's Allah demands and commands his slaves to obey him, showing no respect nor love nor mercy to them---Or, even more so, those who are outside of Islam.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Color Does Matter !!!

"People want to make everything about race. The only colors that matter here are red, white and blue." spoken by Louisiana's new Governor-Elect Piyush (Bobby) Jindal, a "man of color" who parents were (I assume) legal immigrants from India.

Of course, he is a Republican and NOT someone who makes a living or forwards his career by stirring up what remains of inter-racial hate and mistrust in the USA.

Alternative Muslim View Of Islam--Reforms????

OK---There may be a very few Muslims (I wonder how long it will be before any such are suppressed by murder or other means) who are carefully-and-cautiously examining Islam in the light of history and experience---For which please see the 2 November 2007 AmericanThinker article reproduced below. (ARTICLES CAN BE FOUND BY "GOOGLE" ACCESS BY ENTERING THE AUTHOR'S NAME: ALI ETERAZ)

Yet, even this excellent stylist cannot bring himself to condemn the worst verses of the Koran (Also reproduced below), which verses are the key block to any real changes in or reform of Islam.

November 01, 2007
Fascinating series on developments within Islam
Rosslyn Smith
Blogger Ali Eteraz just completed a seven part series in the Guardian on developments within Islam. I would sum up his theme by saying that the religious thinkers who influenced the Jihadists and the Islamists were those who supported dissent against the political authority of their own times.

Once forces of dissent get unleashed in a culture they become difficult to control. For every Bin Laden wannabe who reads the Quran for himself and finds support for violence against Muslim and infidel alike there are now even more like Laleh Bakhtiar, a woman whose translation of the Quran removed the permission for wife-beating based on her understanding of alternative meanings of classical Arabic verbs. In the author's words

"the same people who wanted to prevent the "westoxification" of Islam, who wanted to "purify" Islam, have ended up ushering the same thing that makes the west special: hyper-individualism."

In Eteraz's view the Islamic world is on the verge of its own Enlightenment as people increasingly come to realize that the separation of the political sphere from the religious one is in their best interests. Eteraz has obviously thought deeply about his topic and is passionate about helping the Islamic world modernize.

Unfortunately his own biases (the series contains a comparison of Karl Rove to the Mullahs one expects to find in the Guardian) sometimes get in the way of the clarity of his political analysis. Apparently based on the "right = bad: left = good" formula that has infected the academic and media culture, Eteraz labels his own prescriptions for reform within the Islamic World "leftist". There is nothing leftist about them. Most of the readers of this site would call his prescriptions classical liberalism.

Eteraz's inability to recognize his own biases can make him a jarring read at time. Besides the Christian conservative bashing, he frequently criticizes "the west" for seeking to reform Islam based on the cult of personality by seeking a charismatic anti-Bin Laden figure for Muslims to rally around. Yet on his own blog he's was at least initially down right giddy over the campaign of Barak Obama, an engaging figure whose appeal is almost entirely based on personality as Obama has no political accomplishments of note on his resume.

Ali Eteraz on Islamic reform:

Article 1: The roots of Islamic reform

Article 2: The Islamic reformation

Article 3: An Islamic counter-reformation

Article 4: Beyond Islamic enlightenment

Article 5: The making of the Muslim left

Article 6: Muslim secularism and its allies

Article 7: Post-Islamism


* verses which preach cruelty, incite violence and disturb public tranquility (i.e., 2:193; 8:39; 2:216; 9:41; 9:123; 66:9; 9:73; 8:65; 8:66; 47:4—15; 8:12; 69:30—33; 8:15—18; 25:52; 9:39; 9:111; 3: 169—171; 4:100; 48:29; 49:15; 2:154; 3:157—158; 8:59—60; 9:2—3; 9:29; 8:67; 4:84; 29:6; 29:69; 61:9—13; 9:36; 9:5; 9:14; 9:20—22; 4:95—96; 8:72—74; 3:142)
* verses which promote, on grounds of religion, feelings of enmity, hatred and ill-will between different religious communities (i.e., 4:101; 60:4; 58:23; 9:7; 8:13—14; 8:55; 25:55; 5:72; 9:23; 9:28; 3:28; 3:118; 4:144; 5:14; 5:64; 5:18; 5:51)
* verses which insult other religions as well as the religious beliefs of other communities (i.e., 5:17; 4:157; 5:116—118; 98:6; 68:8—13; 38:55—57; 22:19—21; 22:56—57; 5:36; 15:2; 72:14—15;41:33; 4:125; 25:27—29; 26:96—99; 3:85; 8:38; 31:13; 29:41—42; 37:22—25; 37:26—32; 25:17—19; 7:173; 21:66—67; 21:98—100; 16:20—21; 6:22—23; 6:40—41; 6:148; 2;221; 24:3)