Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Parable From Berkley, Califonia

A schoolteacher explains in the very politically correct and very political Berkley (CA) school system proclaimed to her fourth-grade class that she is a supporter of the Democrat Party. She asks her students to raise their hands if they, too, are Democrat supporter. Everyone in the class raises their hand expect one little girl. The teacher looks at the girl with surprise and says, "Janie, why didn't you raise your hand?" "Because I'm not a Democrat," she replied. The teacher, still shocked, asked, "Well, if you are not a Democrat, then who do you support?" "I am a Republican, and proud of it," Janie replied. The teacher could not believe her ears. "Janie, why are you an Republican?" "Because my mum is an Republican, and my dad is an Republican and everyone I love and trust is the same, so I'm a Republican too!" "Well," said the teacher in an obviously annoyed tone, "That is no reason for you to be a Republican. You don't have to be just like your parents and (With a sneer at love and trust) those others all of the time. What if your mum were a moron and your dad were a moron and the same for those others, what would you be then?" "Then," Janie smiled, "I'd be a Democrat."

[Being Berkley, CA that child was suspended from school, referred to a local "shrink" and excluded from school until her dangerous pathology was cured.]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Best Qualificaton For Voting

Rather than raw political knowledge about the transient members of ;the Government, I suggest the following qualification for all citizens under 30-years of age.

A minimum of 20-months of honorable service in the Armed forces of the USA or the US Coast Guard or (In such dangerous places as East Africa, East Los Angeles, Spanish Harlem) equivalent civilian service (Not less than 300-miles from their home-town) as the Peace Corps, Domestic Peace Corps, US Public Health Service, Etc..

I am also opposed to any person serving as Secretary Of Defense and his/her next two highest level of administrators being allowed to serve without that same and dangerous service.

The voters should consider the prior, dangerous, service of candidates for every elected Federal office.

An Amendment to the Constitution would be required for, at least, the voting restriction above, which might well have a ten year (After ratification) delay to allow citizens to satisfy this requirement. Feminists and real women are welcome into the noted organizations. Twenty-months of "don't ask, don't tell" is not an unreasonable condition.

"Those who would rule should first serve"; A principle generally held by the Western Roman Empire which survived for much, much, longer than the USA has been in existence; If things continue as now, for longer than it will survive.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"The Closing Of The Muslim Mind": A Book Review

REILLY, Robert R.
The Closing Of The Muslim Mind; How Intellectual Suicide
Created the Modern Islamist Crisis
ISI Books; Wilmington, DE, USA; 2010
ISBN 1-933859-91-1

I must confess that I lacked that sound knowledge of philosophy/theology to fully understand the fullness of the first chapters in this notable book. However, my avocational interest in history allowed me to plow through to the "practical" chapters and content. Although I have provided you with some other reviews far below, my own comments follow here.

1. There was an Islamic "golden age" when many Muslims took the best that other cultures, in their world, to develop Islamic thought. The author noted that the influence of "Athens" (ie Logic and critical thinking) allowed some Muslims to look to "cause and effect", one of the bases of the scientific method, and to use logic in an effort to understand anything, including the nature of God/Allah. Much of what had been lost in the West of "Athens" (And other intellectual treasures in lands conquered by Islam) was saved and sent back to the West. During this time much of what some of today's Muslims present (Perhaps as "disinformation") to non-Muslims as evidence of the flexibility and openness of Muslims.
2. During that era some Muslims used the above methods to develop critical-and-scientific thinking and began the development of physical science in the Muslim world.
3. To the detriment of the Islamic world, Muslims and all others in this world The persons controlling policy and teachings in Islam attacked the intellectual methods noted above and condemned all such thinking as shirk (ie Heresy) and harram (Forbidden), to the extent that the possibility of the death-penalty was a possible-probable fate for any Muslims who wished to use the noted and rational approaches to knowledge and thinking.The focus became blind obedience (Of course as guided by the legalistic "thinkers" of the newer and retrograde Islam), It was maintained that nothing could occur without the direct intervention of Allah, even to the extent that Hydrogen and Oxygen could not become water without His allowing such. This newer Islam eliminated any NATURAL LAW, in the physical or moral worlds.
4. I do note that Mr. Reilly did declare that the above came out of the Sunni branch of Islam; But, also noted that today's use of the Internet and the influence of the extremist Islam supported by the oil-rich Saudis has been spreading this view to other Islamic communities/sects.
5, This blind obedience and lack of moral Natural Law has led to a wide-spread:Lack of consideration of any "unbelievers" or outsiders as real human beings; And, a willingness to put into active effect those Koran-based teachings which allow or encourage, and often command, the use of murder, rape and enslavement, genocide, and the other horrors presented by Mohammed as the actual and unalterable (Since Mohammed's death) words of Allah. There is also an expressed preference for the "use of the sword" to "spread the word".
6. Some years ago I forced myself to read Hitler's Mein Kampf. After reading the Koran I found too many parallels (Hatred of Jews, Anti-Intellectualism, desire to destroy all other ideologies/religions, a glorification of violence, Etc.) to be willing to accept either as a guideline for human-humane behaviors and society.

My hope is that all teachers whose classes touch on Islam, all non-Muslim religious leaders, all elected and policy setting appointed officials, editors-and-publishers, TV "talking heads", senior military and diplomatic staff and all other "thought leaders" become aware of Mr.Reilly's work and thoughts AND integrate them into their policies, teachings, commentary, editorials, sermons, etc.. As to Christian leaders who become aware of this book, failure to read, understand and apply its lessons could well be considered a sin against that religion or treason against its daughter, Western Civilization (Or, such of it as is left to us). The same treason could be assigned to the other noted persons who do the same as well as "misconduct in office" or very unprofessional conduct.

Of course, it would be best if the like Muslim officials, teachers, etc. took this book's lessons to heart and returned Islam to a rational and golden age.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

New Words For Our Era

Every age requires or generates new words to reflect the spirit of the ear and to provide a shorthand method of expressing thoughts and concepts which would otherwise require sentences or phases ore even paragraphs to express. "Radar", "beat", "WMD", "N-word" and others are four among many thousands of such terms. Below is my offering of four ;more, which should be approved for use by your staff via your publication's "style book" and also used in the broadcast media.

obama, noun: A lie so blatant that only the mentally limited or intoxicated cannot fail to recognize it as such; But, one which most will not declare a lie for fear of being called a "racist". This should noun should now replace the less emphatic sharpton.

to muslim-speak. verb: To tell lies no less than obamas in magnitude; But, with the intent of providing military-type disinformation to excuse-or-cover the methods (eg Murder, rape and enslavement, genocide, perpetual war with unbelievers, treaty-breaking) and the goals of Islam (eg Destruction of all religions-or-ideologies other than Islam, Placement of the entire world under the rule of Muslims, Replacement all political-and-legal systems with Sharia).

islamoforia noun: The state of being on-guard against Islam; Based on the Greek word for being on-guard; To replace, for a free and armed People, the word "Islamophobia".

homoaidia noun: The normal state or reaction of most males to being confronted with the physical actions of male homosexuals; Based on the Greek word for disgust or revulsion; To normally replace the word homophobia, except where minor children are involved.


These new words can be adapted in such sentences as below.

"The obamas put forth by Iman Feisal Rauf, about the "9/11" Mosque, surely raised my
level of islamoforia!"

"The films of the Sydney, Australia's "gay pride mob" maxed-out my homoaidia!"

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Isalm, Christianity, Truth & Teaching Muslims

Too many "Christian religions leaders" and editors/publishers of "Christian" periodicals are so ignorant of history (Or, for devious reasons, w, or with most Muslims; But, with a small number of terrorists who are Muslim.

They are dangerously wrong! The war was declared by Mohammed, against all "unbelievers", more than 1400-years ago and is perpetual until all such either join Islam or accept the degrading and slave-like status of dhimitude. This war continues throughout the world, to this day, in such places as The Sudan, other parts of Africa, Thailand, The Philippines and the USA.

That war is called Jihad which may be conducted by individuals (eg Major Hasan of Fort Hood treason & infamy), small groups (eg The 19 "martyrs" of "9/11"), State supported bands (The janjaweed of The Sudan) and even national armies.

Islam requires that all of its adult males wage military/violent jihad or "support it with all their wealth" (The end point of much/most "Islamic charities").

Islam itself is NOT a religion; But, a criminal-terrorist movement whose basic teachings allow or encourage the use of murder, rape and enslavement, genocide, the above-noted perpetual war, unjust treatment of women and "unbelievers" with the goal of destroying all forms of government and law other than under Sharia. That Islam is a religion is the biggest lie in history---And, makes a liar of everyone who repeats it.

As a Christian I am not to hate individuals (eg Muslims); But, I do hate Islam and will support all efforts to destroy it and those who wage war or plan to wage war in its name.

Since we are at war with Islam (As declared by Mohammed and continued by his followers to this day), we should make the same efforts we used to destroy Nazism. Any future "9/11" style attack should be answered by an "object lesson"; The only problem is selecting the right target.
This would not be a matter of vengeance or revenge; But, an matter of educating the followers of this foul ideology that sins require penance and crimes require punishment in a "language", the only one, they understand.

For those who beat the drum of forgiving enemies, I am willing to do so (We should be willing to do so) when the sinners admit their offenses with the real intent of not repeating them! ('Go and sin no more".)

Failure to tell the truth about Islam (Or forwarding it in any manner) is "bearing false witness" against the multitude of the victims of that Nazi-like ideology and is evil in itself by any such acts of commission or omission.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Koran: A "Holy Book"?

Some years ago I forced myself to read a book (And its related documents) which had hatred of Jews as a core idea, glorified war, expressed a general hatred of those who disagreed with the author and led to a great war and gross acts of genocide. That book was A. Hitler's "Mein Kampf".

More recently I read a like book (And associated documents) which has much the same theme, has resulted in a 1400-year history of aggressive wars and many acts of genocide to this day in such places as the Sudan. That book is the Koran.

Now, is the "Koran" a "holy book"?????

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I Will Burn Hate Literature

I am, with the intent of very publicly burning such, collecting some hate-filled books and other literature. This act may result in in some feeling that their ideology, that ideology's founder and, in some cases, ethnic background were the subject of deadly insults. However, as that literature allows or encourages or glorifies, and often commands, the use of murder, enslavement, genocide, war, the establishment of one group of people of being superior to all others, they will be burnt before as many persons and news reporters as possible!

That printed material includes, but is not limited to, such as: Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf; Other Nazi publications; Many pre-1945 Japanese government and press documents; The same for that from the misrule of Bonito Mussolini; The terrible edicts of J. Stalin and Pravda press releases and Mao's writings.

What did you think I would be burning? Did I miss some such hate-filled book?

Sunday, September 05, 2010

De Laude Novae Militae--Revisted


by James Pawlak

7 January 2004
1st Revision: 2 August 2004
2nd Revision: 28 November 2005

Benedictus dominus deus meus qui docet manus meas ad proelium.

“IN PRAISE OF THE NEW KNIGHTHOOD”--INTRODUCTION:: This work was written by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux one of the few declared “Doctors of the Church” in the year of our Lord, 1129 and was addressed to the first Master General of the Military Order of Templars. Although almost 1,000-years old, this document can still speak to us at a time when the Churches and Peoples of God are under external and internal attack by those who would destroy them and leave only a desolation of moral and intellectual emptiness as is the apparent goal of the Evil One.

THE AUTHOR AND HIS AUTHORITY: Saint Bernard was born in 1070 and died in August, 1153. As a “Doctor of the Church” his writings have great weight in the definitions of what is the correct view of the Church and its teachings. It applies to all Christians in all subsequent times, especially those under attack by the followers of that false pseudo-prophet Mohamed.

DE LAUDE NOVAE MILITAE-THEN: This work addressed the spiritual direction of what was then a new order of knights, the Templars, who were pristine in their commitment to the Church and their willingness to physically protect it in the Holy Land. If that Order became corrupt at a later date (The downfall of the Templars may have been caused by the greed of a French king and jealousy within the Church), that does not detract from the teachings of St. Bernard and the value of such knighthood in 1129AD; And for all who are, formally or informally, knights who protect us from evil, even to this time..

This direction was specially needed after the misbehavior of some crusaders in both Constantinople and in the Holy Land.

DE LAUDE NOVAE MILITAE—NOW AND IN THE FUTURE: At the very least and at this time the Church is being attacked by external enemies, generally “muslims”, in the Sudan, the Philippines and in other places. Many of those who support the teachings of the Koran and the Hadith are attacking (Directly or by giving active support to those who do) all civilization every where, even in “islamic” nations. This is not a new conflict as those who follow the teachings of that false and pernicious prophet Mohamed have, for more than 1400-years, have continued their adherence to the Koran's commands for aggressive war (Jihad) against all others and, thereby, work the evil of retail murder, genocide, rape, pillage, the destruction of cultures and the social, political, legal and economic subjugation of those not “muslims” and of all women.
It seems reasonable that we need a new military order of knights who will have that same commitment as did the early Templars and will follow the teachings of St. Bernard as to the proper way in which to be knights and to “fight the good fight”. Why?
Because, with the exception of too few in the USA and even fewer in other places, no one in this world is willing to declare the truth about the danger of “islam” (Perhaps motivated to silence by Arab controlled oil or pathological pacifism or “political correctness” or (Like France} a large and aggressive “muslim” community or a hate of the Churches' moral teachings (Which teachings confront their self-centered, fragile and meaningless senses-of-self-worth).

Therefore, we now require some organized force or agreeable class of unorganized persons who will defend the Churches of God and civilization from such attacks as now exist and have existed for almost 1500-years.

What then did Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor of the Church, write about the proper way of being a Christian knight?

SAINT BERNARD'S STATEMENTS: I have reviewed the translation of De Laude Novae Militae available to me, edited out those parts which were specific to only the time in which they were wrote, made slightly free with the translation (To suit modern usage) and am left with the following, given as if there were such a new military order in this time and already at work in this world, especially the Middle East.

“It seems that a New Knighthood has recently appeared on the earth, precisely in that part of it, the Orient (nb The Middle East), in which He visited
from on high in the flesh. As He then troubled the princes of darkness in the
strength of His Mighty Hand,so there he now wipes out their followers, the
children of disbelief, scattering them by the hands of His mighty ones. ... This
is, I say, a new kind of knighthood and one unknown to the ages gone by. It
ceaselessly wages a twofold war both against flesh and blood and against a
spiritual army of evil ....

Go forth confidently then, you knights, and repel the foes of the cross of
Christ with a stalwart heart. Know that neither death nor life can separate you from the love of God which is in Jesus Christ; And in every peril repeat, “Whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's.” What a glory to return from in victory from such a battle! How blessed to die there as a martyr! Rejoice, brave athlete! If you live and conquer in the Lord; But, glory
and exult even more if you die and join your Lord. Life indeed is a fruitful
thing and victory is glorious, but a holy death is more important than either.
If they are blessed who die in the Lord, how much more are they blessed who die
for the Lord! ....

Indeed, danger or victory for a Christian depends on the dispositions of his
heart and not on the fortunes of war. If he fights for a good reason, the issue
of his fight can never be evil; And, likewise, the results can never be considered
good if the reason were evil and the intentions perverse. If you happen to be
killed while you are seeking only to kill another, you die a murderer. If you
succeed, and by your will to overcome and to conquer you perchance kill a man,
you live a murderer. Not it will not do to be a murderer, living or dead, victorious
or vanquished. What an unhappy victory---To have conquered a man while yielding to vice and to indulge in an empty glory at his fall when wrath and
pride have gotten the better of you. ...

But, the Knights of Christ may safely fight the battles of their Lord, fearing neither sin if they smite the enemy, nor danger at their own death, since to
inflict death or the die for Christ is no sin, but rather, an abundant claim to
glory. In the first case, one gains for Christ, and in the second, on gains
Christ Himself. The Lord freely accepts the death of the foe who has offended
Him, and yet more freely gives Himself for the consolation of the fallen knight.

The knights of Christ, I say, may strike with confidence and die yet more
confidently, for he serves Christ when he strikes and serves himself when he
falls. Neither does he bear his sword in vain, for he is God's minister, for the
punishment of evildoers and for the praise of the good. If he kills an evildoer, he
is not a mankiller; But, if I may so put it, a killer of evil. He is evidently the avenger of Christ towards evildoers and he is rightly considered a defender
of Christians. ... When he inflicts death it is for Christ's profit and when he
suffers death, it is for his own gain. The Christian glories in the death of
the pagan (nb At that time, “muslims” were considered pagans), because
Christ is glorified ....

I do not mean to say that the pagans are to be slaughtered when there is
any other way to prevent them from harassing and persecuting the faithful,
but only that it now seems better to destroy them than evil should come to theirjust and that the righteous be tempted into wrongdoing (i.e. Converting to
“islam” for economic or social or status reasons OR by force?).

What then? If it is never permissible for a Christian to strike with the sword, why
did the Savior's precursor (nb St. John the Baptist) bid the soldiers to be content with their pay, and not forbid them to follow their calling? ...

Thus when the transgressors of divine law have been expelled, the righteous
nation that keeps the truth may enter in security. Certainly it is proper that
nations who love war should be scattered, and those who trouble us should be
cut off and that all the workers of iniquity should be dispersed .... Let both
swords (Emphasis added; Probably a reference to: Luke 22: 35-38) of the faithful fall upon the necks of the foe, in order to destroy every high thing exalting citself against the knowledge of God, which is the Christian faith ....”

FURTHER COMMENTS: The language of this document is, by modern standards, very elaborate and convoluted. Much of this document applies only to the time in which it was written and to the Jerusalem and Templars of that time.

However, much of the teaching applies to all ages and to the use of military force by Christians. If the Christian warrior avoids pride, vengeance and other like weaknesses and battles only for justice, for the punishment of evildoers and for the protection of innocents (e.g. Christians in “islamic” nations), then killing incidental to such noble activities is not sinful and is not murder.

The calm, without-hate, professional and focused waging of war by the forces of the USA, Poland, the UK and a few other nations in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to generally meet the standards set by this noted Doctor of the Church. The reflective person might compare such knightly waging of war with the emotional, hateful, vengeful and assassin-like behaviors of such organizations as Hitler's SS {Einsatzgruppen}, Serbian genocidists, Latin American death squads, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hezbullah, Black September, the insane persons who follow Osama bin Laden, those who directed the Iraq-Iran war of a few years ago and too many others to name.

If the modern, Christian, knight now serves under the flag of a secular nation, it does not matter. If such a knight serves privately, it does not matter. What does matter is service up to the standards set by St. Bernard and what is in the mind and heart of every such knightly person.

I note that those who, in Iraq, did not come up to these standards are being punished.

Although St. Bernard questions the propriety of killing to defend ones self, the Catechism Of The Catholic Church declares the ultimate right to self-defense and the duty to defend others to be proper and does not put excessive limits on the use of force to do so; And, by extension and so as to not make that teaching meaningless, on the access to effective and individual weapons when the civil authorities cannot provide effective and immediate protection.

Of course, such a knighthood as is described above cannot flourish in an unjust society (This lack may have been at the base of the failure of the Templars and of the Crusades of ancient times). Therefore, our posited and new knighthood must look to their own society as to instilling justice and morality. By preference, this should be done by the persuasion of others to just and moral ways OR by prayer OR by political and economic actions. Lacking success by those methods, the use of force is justified AND necessary!

CREDITS: The translation, of De Laude Novae Militae, used can be found at the “ORB Online Encyclopedia”. No copyright notices was seen at that site. In any case, this essay is a “fair use” of that material.
This essay is not copyrighted and may be used as the reader sees fit.