Greatest Hits: This is Your Grocery Store on Communism

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This is Your Grocery Store on Communism- And of course, it was someone else’s fault.

After reading Robert Stacy McCain’s complete dismantling of the pro-communist rantings of Jesse Myerson, I’ve kept my eyes peeled for other stories that show how, in the words of the late Yuri Bezmenov, “how the beautiful society of equality and social justice is in practice.”  Here is one such example.  The following video shows a typical Moscow grocery store was on a typical day, in 1986.

Now, besides the scarcity, did you notice that no one seemed to smile? No friendly exchanges, no banter, no warm greetings. Just mind-numbing obedience and drudgery.
That was communism in the 80’s, and will be communism where ever it is tried. It is a slow, painful death of the spirit. While all the time, the government and media tells you how great it is. It’s a psychosis that is caused by the contradiction of reality and propaganda. You’re in paradise, while you’re in misery. You’re equal-equally poor, equally oppressed, and equally unhappy. There is the practical application of social justice, while the party big wigs have the best of everything.

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Who Loves The .1 percenters and Tyrants? The So-Called Progressive Libs and Central Bankers, That’s Who

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A premise in law enforcement is that ignorance of the law is no excuse for breaking the law. In other words, if we break a law we didn’t know existed, we can still be punished for doing so. Unfortunately, in this asylum we all have to live in, there is no law enforcement agency to enforce the laws of economics and to punish those who break those laws.

There are two groups of economic lawbreakers. One is a very tiny group which includes central bankers, the 0.1 percenters, the elites within various NGO think-tanks, and a few political elites along with a few elite strategic thinkers with in governments. This tiny group does understand the laws of economics and they break those laws intentionally, because they and they alone have learned how to avoid the eventual punishment. The second group of economic lawbreakers, which is made up of ideologues mostly on the political “Left”, but also some pretend to be on the political “Right”, is very large and totally unaware that there is any such thing as laws of economics.

What the first group understands and the large second group does not is that the laws of economics can not be broken indefinitely, because the laws of economics has its own built-in mechanism for taking correction action, whereby, eventually, the punishment will be ruthlessly applied to the innocents along with the guilty (the few exceptions were noted above).

The innocents are also made up of two groups: those that intuitively know the ideologues are wrong; but probably couldn’t explain why, and those that are gullible enough believe they are going to benefit indefinitely from what the ideologues are offering.

Let’s talk about the ideologues. They dominate the governments nearly every country on the planet, as well as, artificial entities like the United Nations. What do the ideologues want? In the name of “social justice”, they want to redistribute wealth from rich people to poor people or, in the case of the UN, from rich countries (or countries that are perceived to be rich) to poor countries. In their twisted logic, it is unfair that some people and some countries are more prosperous than other people or other countries. Yet, in their minds, it is “fair” to force the more prosperous to give some of the fruits of their prosperity to the others.

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No matter how many times they ideologues have seen their “social justice” policies fail they continue to believe by putting a different shade of lipstick on their pig that the pig will somehow become a princess.

What the ideologues have failed to learn in the last 100+ years is all the so-called “social justices” programs must be paid for from the wealth generated by the capitalist wealth generating entities. There is no other source of wealth. Therefore, those who want to benefit from the capitalist wealth generators must take care not to do unrepairable harm to those entities. And, here is a very important point I wish they could understand. It makes no difference whether those capitalist wealth generators are owned by the private sector or owned by the state. The wealth generators must be well cared for or they will not be able to generate sufficient wealth. That is true of a small family with a few capitalist wealth generating milk cows or a small nation dependent on its state owned capitalist wealth generating oil industry or nation like the United States with its myriad of privately owned capitalist wealth generating entities. When the capitalist wealth generators are not growing fast enough because of the growing demands of the “social justice” programs placed on them, there will be a terrible retribution to be paid. That is when nations fail. That is when empire fall. That is when the 99.9 percent are punished without mercy by the laws of economics.

{Please read this article to see what idiotic “social justice” Argentina is demanding with the support of the UN. They apparently believe that those who invested in Argentina’s bonds should be punished for being so stupid as to loan money to Argentina in the first place.}

The sad irony is that the ideologues, who profess to be the warriors for the poor and the working class, have only managed to help the 0.1 percenters and the tyrants of the world with “social justice” policies. The poor may appear to be benefiting for the time being. But, they will pay the most when the retribution comes… again.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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NORKS to Execute 33 Christians: Leftists Rejoice

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I imagine that there are at least a few US leftists laughing up a storm over the fact that the NORKS are executing 33 Christians for being Christians…

Brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of 33 Korean Christians for setting up 500 underground churches with South Korean Baptist missionary Kim Jung-wook.

The Daily Mail reports that Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution over the suspicion that this small group of Christians were “attempting to overthrow” his regime, thereby undermining North Korea’s doctrine of “juche” — where decisions for the country are made en masse and to “prevent the influx of capitalist practices and beliefs.”  

The Baptist missionary, Kim Jung-wook, was jailed in 2013 for the same crime, underground churches, and appeared at a press conference recently where he “apologized for committing ‘anti-state’ crimes.” He said he had entered North Korea from China with Bibles and other Christian media with intent to distribute them in Pyongyang. During the press conference Jung-wook “confessed” his crime:

I was thinking of turning North Korea into a religious country, and destroying its present government and political system.

The 33 North Koreans are said to have confessed that they received money from Jung-wook and that he wanted them to build a church in Pyongyang on the site where a statue of North Korea’s founder, Kim Il-Sung, stands after the regime falls, according to The Chosun Ilbo.

In a sense these Christians are guilty of upsetting their NORK’s current political system.  In any communist state, the state itself takes the place of God.  In fact, the state becomes more pervasive than God, dictating and providing for every aspect of the life of every citizen.  In any nation where social justice and equality reigns, the God (Jehovah) is a fearsome enemy, as He displaces the state as the deity.  The god of the state is rather jealous, and since that god cannot defeat, the actual God, the little “g” god goes after the followers of the real one.

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Christianity and Social Justice, a False Comparison Re-Revisited

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There has been, in my opinion, a monstrous perversion of Christian teachings.  In order to promote Marxism, a variety of of Christian organizations and denominations have been infiltrated and influenced to promote an anti-Christian message- “social (in)justice.”   Many evangelical groups and the Catholic Church support it as well.   Just take a moment to let that thought percolate.  Would Jesus support Marxism?  Would he support a system that is openly resistant to any God but the state?  Mind you that social justice is nothing more than Marxism renamed, so I have a difficult time accepting that Jesus will support it.  It is neither social, nor just; it is simply the screwing down of everyone, outside the ruling elite, to the same level of government dependency/.

What I do know is that the Bible encourages charity in both Old and New Testaments.  Here’s a random selection of verses.

 

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

 

Leviticus 25:35
‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.

Psalm 37:25-26
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.

Psalm 41:1-2
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

Matthew 6:1-4
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

 

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Timothy 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

I will openly admit that I am by no means a theologian.  But what I gather is that charity is to be something personal.  God clearly wants us to be kind to the less fortunate.  I also think that he wants is to do that ourselves.  Note the verses from Matthew and 2 Corinthians; they seem to suggest that not only should giving be an individual decision-without coercion, but is should also be done in an anonymous manner.  Additionally, charity not only improves the status of the poor, but improves the condition of the giver’s soul.  Basically, it is good for all, and pleasing to God.

Let’s contrast that with the concept of social justice.  Essentially, the government, an agent of force, will confiscate from some, and give it to others (after wasting the majority of it in DC).  That, and the way in which it is done usually creates more of the problem it was meant to alleviate.  In a spiritual sense, how does being legally robbed by the government improve your soul, or you as a person?  How does a confiscatory policy help you please your God?  Can giving be defined as charity if you have no choice?  I don’t recall Jesus holding a gun to someone’s head, but Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro and Che certainly did, and in millions of cases, their minions pulled the trigger.

To me, the answer is simple.  Government taxation is NOT charity.  It does nothing for the “giver,” and, as history shows, we spent a trillion dollars in the “War on Poverty,” and ended up with more poor people!  I guess our government purchased a trillion dollars worth of poverty. No one bothers to mention that in the war on poverty, poverty won.  And, in fact, the government’s efforts helped poverty win, and will continue to do so.

Was that what Jesus had in mind?

Go forth, and pay people to not work.  Penalize them for being married.  And pay the more for having babies outside of marriage.  And, if they try and work to feed themselves, penalize them so sharply that they will give up.  Oh, and make sure democrats control education so they’ll never learn enough to escape you.  Do these things, and you will achieve social justice!

I somehow doubt that this is what the Lord had in mind.

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Pope Benedict, The Gang of 8, and Social Justice

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When R.S. McCain  emails you and invokes the name of God, you probably ought to listen.  And, since I’ve been trying to closer to the supreme being as of late, I had little choice but to comply.  As for the reasoning for invoking the creator, it seems that the Pope has weighed in on the immigration issue.  R.S. McCain had addressed the immigration concern, so get over to his site and read that part.

In an update, he really knocked it out of the park. He hit on one topic that often infuriates me-social justice…

The duty of Christian charity cannot be transferred to governments, because that not only relieves the individual of his own obligation to charity, but it also encourages an attitude of helpless dependency and entitlement among the poor. “Social justice” thereby becomes a sort of adhesive that glues the poor to the economic floor, where sloth and profligacy are rewarded by government handouts and the lazy are encouraged toward envy of the industrious and thrifty.

I covered this back in 2011…

There has been, in my opinion, a monstrous perversion of Christian teachings.  In order to promote Marxism, a variety of of Christian organizations and denominations have been infiltrated and influenced to promote an anti-Christian message- “social justice.”   Many evangelical groups and the Catholic Church support it as well.   Just take a moment to let that thought percolate.  Would Jesus support Marxism?  Would he support a system that is openly resistant to any God but the state?  Mind you that social justice is nothing more than Marxism renamed, so I have a difficult time accepting that Jesus will support it.

What I do know is that the Bible encourages charity in both Old and New Testaments.  Here’s a random selection of verses.

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Leviticus 25:35
‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.

Psalm 37:25-26
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.

Psalm 41:1-2
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

Matthew 6:1-4
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Timothy 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

I will openly admit that I am by no means a theologian.  But what I gather is that charity is to be something personal.  God clearly wants us to be kind to the less fortunate.  I also think that he wants is to do that ourselves.  Note the verses from Matthew and 2 Corinthians; they seem to suggest that not only should giving be an individual decision-without coercion, but is should also be done in an anonymous manner.  Additionally, charity not only improves the status of the poor, but improves the condition of the giver’s soul.  Basically, it is good for all, and pleasing to God.

Let’s contrast that with the concept of social justice.  Essentially, the government, an agent of force, will confiscate from some, and give it to others (after wasting the majority of it in DC).  How does being legally robbed by the government improve your soul, or you as a person?  How does a confiscatory policy help you please your God?  Can giving be defined as charity if you have no choice?  I don’t recall Jesus holding a gun to someone’s head, but Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro and Che certainly did, and in millions of cases, their minions pulled the trigger.

To me, the answer is simple.  Government taxation is NOT charity.  It does nothing for the “giver,” and, as history shows, we spent a trillion dollars in the “War on Poverty,” and ended up with more poverty  I guess our government purchased a trillion dollars worth of poverty. No one bothers to mention that in the war on poverty, poverty won.  And, in fact, the government’s efforts helped poverty win, and will continue to do so.

So then, this destructive and persistent notion of social justice has infected one of the the worlds great institutions.  It is false, and in my opinion, inconsistent with Biblical teachings.

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Useful Idiot of the Month Nomination Thread: May 2013

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Well folks, it’s that time  again -when we put on our thinking caps and determine who the most useful Useful Idiot of the Month was.

If you are unfamiliar, the Soviets coined the phrase “Useful Idiot” for people in Western Countries that advocated for Marxism.  Of course, they were either idealistic rubes or ambitious fools that would more than likely be the first to the wall AFTER the revolution came.  They were only useful in destabilizing the free country of their birth.  Once the real Marxists took over, they poor useful idiots would no longer be useful.  So, many suffered what I would like to call:

Sudden Onset Inter-cranial Lead Poisoning

For our purposes, we nominate people that spent the month promoting Marxism, Communism, Socialism, or any other destructive or deadly “ism.”   The readers give us the nominees in the comment section, and I put them in a poll on the last day of the month.  Then, we have some democracy and see who wins.

So, get to it, and drop your nominees in the comment section.

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This is “Tolerance,” Student Harrassed for Being a Christian

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This story is a few years old, but shows liberal “tolerance” operates in actual practice. Apparently, Christians have no place in this brave, new world.  The Fire produced this video, after forcing the university to settle a lawsuit…

This is the future of “tolerance” and “social justice” that the regressives would have for all of us.  Not too tolerant a place, is it.  And most certainly, there is no actual justice.


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Useful Idiot of the Month Nomination Thread: April 2013

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Wow, where did April go?  Seems just yesterday that we were nominating useful idiots for March.  Well, time warp or not, it’s time to nominate the useful idiots that will appear on this month’s poll.  What’s a useful idiot, you ask? Welll, a useful idiot is person that assists on promoting Marxism in a target country,  They are used to wreck the target country to the point the Communists can take over.  Then, ironically, the Marxists that come to power then usual eliminate the useful idiots.  In other words, your standard leftist, who is usually a misguided Occupod, will help destabilize the US.  Then, when the Communists come to power, they will kill the useful idiots.  Why?  They know too much.  And, when the get to see what social justice looks like in actual practice, they will revolt again their new masters.

Anyway, this is what we do.  The last two days  of the month, we have a poll to see who contributed the most to the Marxist cause.  However, we need nominees to populate the poll. That is where you come in.  It is up to you to select the useful idiots!  So, if you have a fitting nominee, drop it in the comment section.

Ready, set, go!

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Student in My Classroom: “Parents grew up in Communism and it is not good”

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Last week we were talking about different political systems in my government class (this is a common topic of the first week or two of most government classes) and the class got into a discussion on communism. These discussions usually are pretty theoretical with students- many haven’t had a job where they have produced anything at all, most pay little in taxes, and all of them have been heavily steeped over years of public school experience in ‘fairness’ and ‘redistribution of wealth.’ Even those students who believe in capitalism and freedom and protection of property are forced to mostly rely on theory and logic (which they do have on their side).

But this year the battle against communism is personal for one of my students- he stood up and said the following:

“Both of my parents grew up on communist Poland where people had nothing. I don’t mean ‘like nothing’- I mean they had nothing. And I saw first hand what it means to ‘spread the wealth around’ and to ‘share everything’- there ends up being no wealth and there is nothing to eat. My parents came to America and worked hard, and now they have a lot- and so I believe that what matters the most in this country is working and encouraging people to work and protecting the property that people earn through their work.”

We live in a great nation and I think that sometimes people lose sight of how great it is and how it became great. It became great because we had a limited government that did not rescue people or provide a cradle-to-grave safety net for them, and this made them take responsibility for themselves and it made the community or civil society take responsibility for others.

Our nation became great because politicians encouraged people to work and to work hard- even into this generation Democrats encouraged hard work, before Obama led the party into a radical left direction. And our nation became great because people knew that their property that they worked so hard for would be protected and looked at proudly- class warfare and envy of the rich was frowned on by our society, taxes were low and not designed to just punish people for their hard work, and people aspired to be successful more so than to get a government job for the purposes of tearing down wealth.

What made America great was a government that protected peoples’ lives, liberty, and property so that they could pursue happiness- and we have lost sight of that as a nation.

Students like the one that spoke in my class the other day remind us of this fact by providing a comparative view of what is really going on in nations that practice communism. He also remind us of that one of the positives of immigration is that we get to hear from other people who have lived in nations’ where they have implemented a ‘spread the wealth’ or ‘government built that’ philosophy. Perhaps Barack Obama in his upbringing came to know and love the way they do things in other nations and perhaps a lot of people out there still look to Europe as a source of inspiration and guidance- but that’s not how we have traditionally done things in America and it is about time we remember that and celebrate what it means to be an American.

Original Post:  A Conservative Teacher

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What the Hell has happened to America?

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Without being so crude, that is the same question asked by Peggy Noonan in her Wall Street Journal articleAmerica’s Crisis of Character.

… I’ve long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it’s also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.

Now I’d go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character—who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.

I found her article very disturbing. I have no intention of parsing this article. There is nothing I could add to it. I am asking you, dear readers, to read it and tell me here your reactions. I think the issue of our character as a people is something worthy of our discussion. For years, in the name of “social justice”, we have been lowering our standards. The Romans invited the barbarians through their gates. We are breeding our own barbarians.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

Original Post: Conservatives on Fire

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More Evidence that OWS is a Microcosm of Their Future Socialist State

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Redistribution is one of the key foundational concepts of socialism.  People having differing talents & work habits is inherently unfair, so government has to steal from others, and give to others.  Naturally, we have history to teach us that this thinking eventually fails, but reality is an elusive concept to our left, so additional examination is needed.

The latest example comes from OWS, who have been taking over forclosed homes, and kinda-sorta giving them to others.  Let’s see how that has worked out for them.  Hot Air has the details…

The proposal originally attracted the support of Wise Ahadzi, owner of a property in East New York who had been unable to make his mortgage payments and moved his family to a lower rent apartment while he sought to sort things out with the bank. Occupiers proposed that they would fix up the place for Mr. Ahadzi in exchange for taking part, and he agreed. They busted in and soon installed the family of Alfredo Carrasquillo, a homeless man. So popular was the move that a Democratic member of the city council came to pose for a photo op with the new tenant.

So, how did that work out for Wise Ahadzi? The pictures speak for themselves.

Last week,Wise Ahadzi opened the door to the house he still owns, 702 Vermont Street in East New York.

Inside is a war zone. The walls are torn down, the plumbing is ripped out and the carpeting has been plucked from the floor. It’s like walking through a ribcage.

Garbage, open food containers and Ahadzi’s possessions are tossed haphazardly around the house.

“This is where my kitchen was,” Ahadzi says. There is no sink, no refrigerator and no counter space. Instead there are dirty dishes piled high waiting for a dip in three large buckets of putrid water that serve as the dishwashing system.

The house is now in such a condition that the owner sees it as being fit for nothing other than being condemned. Even if he could get the mortgage situation straightened out, he couldn’t move his family back in. The property is destroyed.

So, we see what redistribution (theft) accomplishes.  Let’s look at it this way.  Liberalism and “social justice” in practice has ruined this home.  When you think of it, liberalism did the same thing to a city (Detroit), and an entire state (California).  And, if our leftist friends had their way, they would make the entire country look like Detroit.

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Lawsuit Divides Three Little Pigs

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The three little pigs in happier daysOnce inseparable the three little pigs now won’t speak to each other, victims of income inequality.

The three pigs upon reaching maturity were sent out into the world by their mother to “seek their fortune.

The first pig was not very successful.

“I’ve never been very good at business” he admitted in the deposition.  “I’m a dreamer.”

Without good job prospects he took advantage of a sub prime mortgage and built his house out of the cheapest building material he could find:  straw.

His house was modest and he was “Poor but proud.  And I had an iPad.”

All was well until a big bad wolf, or as the pig refers to him, “some Jew banker” came along and with a huff and a puff blew his house down.  “Just because I was behind on the mortgage payments.”

Now homeless his life descended into a hell of drug addiction.  The final blow to his dignity coming when he sold his beloved iPad to feed his crack addiction.

The second pig was a little more successful and was able to build his house out of sticks.

“Not bad for a midlevel manager” he maintained.

Still the housing and credit crisis of 2008 hit him hard.  He lost his job and was unable to make payments on his house of sticks.  Soon a big bad wolf, “from some Jew-owned bank probably” came and blew his house down.

Also reduced to homelessness he took to robbery to pay for his new iPad and give himself food money.

Unlike his two brothers the third little pig was very successful. Obtaining a well-paying job and watching his debt he was able to build his house out of bricks.  When the market collapsed in 2008 he was able to survive, albeit by the hair of his “chinny chin chin.”

Successfully refinancing he is now actually ahead on his payments and looks forward to paying off his mortgage sooner than expected.

Then the trouble began.

Upon hearing of his success his two brothers sued.  They are asking that the third little pig share his wealth and “rightfully redistribute to us what should be ours.”

“It’s only fair” said the little pig who build his house out of straw. “I mean, why should he have more than we do?  He may be my brother but he represents the 1%. ”

The pig who built his house of out sticks added that “I blame my mother.  She should never have sent us out into the world.  Competition is bourgeois.  We were happy at home.  So it’s her fault too.  And the big bad wolf banker of course.”

The lawyer for the little pig who built his house out of brick has stated that the lawsuit if “frivolous” and looks forward to vindicating his client.

Original Post:  Manhattan Infidel

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Blog Focus: If you Read Anything Today, Read This

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And I don’t mean this post either.  R.S. McCain posted something that is mandatory reading for anyone that is interested in understanding OWS, or the indoctrination machine as a whole.  Here are some excerpts from; Indoctrination: What the Occupiers Believe and Why They Believe It

Not everyone in the New Left followed Timothy Leary’s advice to “tune in, turn on and drop out,” however. Many of the radicals made the Long March Through the Institutions. This is how Bill Ayers, a terrorist leader who spent years as a fugitive wanted by the FBI, eventually became an influential academic, along with many others who shared his revolutionary vision if not his penchant for revolutionary violence.

“We are a guerrilla organization. We are communist women and men . . . deeply affected by the historic events of our time in the struggle against U.S. imperialism.”
– Bill Ayers, et. al., “Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism,” manifesto of the Weather Underground, 1974

In all the 2008 uproar about Ayers’s association with Barack Obama, few seemed to take alarm at the thought that, from 1987 onward, Ayers was a professor of education — a teacher of teachers — at the University of Illinois. Ayers’s acceptance within academia suggests that many other administrators and faculty were sympathetic to his radicalism. And if, for the past quarter-century, admirers of Marxist revolutionaries have been so influential in our nation’s most prestigious educational institutions, are we surprised to find 17-year-olds sympathizing with the Occupy mobs?

Trust me when I say that this is just the tip of the educational iceberg.  Marx and Lenin are discussed.  If you want to understand indoctrination, hit the link and read the entire article.  You won’t be disappointed.

If anything, McCain points out the incredible importance of education, especially for the political left.  If Liberalism were a a biological weapon, education would be it’s most preferred delivery system.  You need to look no further than OWS, and the examples in McCain’s post, for the results.  Education, dominated and shaped by evil men like William Ayers,  is the dagger pointed at the back of the Republic.  Ayers knows it-he’s devoted much of his life to it, and the hard left as a whole is waiting for the chance to finish their job.  I think it’s safe to say that this is why you see people coming out of the woodwork to support OWS.

Another point made in the post is that many of us know what Marxism is.  We know history, and we have followed the millions of dead back to the actual application on Marxist-Leninism.  For all of it’s claims of equality and social justice, it requires the empowerment of government to obscene levels.  Of course, the only way to gain, and maintain that power is to brutalize the entire population, and kill millions of them.  However, our useful idiots haven’t been taught Marxism in it’s full form.  They’ve been taught the notions of it.  They know social justice, but they haven’t been taught what social justice looks like in actual practice.  They’ve been indoctrinated, and they are in the streets; protesting for vague notions-knowing not where those notions lead.  So, we we try to educate them, they don’t understand.  And, they’ve been conditioned to attack, verbally or otherwise, anyone who tries to show the truth about that evil ideology.  Videos from OWS show that, and Yuri Bezmenov predicted it almost thirty years ago.

These truths are why education is one of our biggest battles.  Eliminating the Department of Education is a step in the right direction.  However, this battle needs to be fought in every state capitol, at every local school district, and at every university that has an education department.  As long as we allow the political left control these institutions, they will continue to turn out more and more useful idiots. These useful idiots are the cannon fodder for the “revolution.”  They are used, and then discarded, by the Lenins, Stalins, and Maos of this world.  Because they are historically illiterate, they fail to see the fate that they would suffer in the future “utopia” that they would help create.  Ironically, we would save then from that fate.

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Christianity and Social Justice, a False Comparison

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There has been, in my opinion, a monstrous perversion of Christian teachings.  In order to promote Marxism, a variety of of Christian organizations and denominations have been infiltrated and influenced to promote an anti-Christian message- “social (in)justice.”   Many evangelical groups and the Catholic Church support it as well.   Just take a moment to let that thought percolate.  Would Jesus support Marxism?  Would he support a system that is openly resistant to any God but the state?  Mind you that social justice is nothing more than Marxism renamed, so I have a difficult time accepting that Jesus will support it.

What I do know is that the Bible encourages charity in both Old and New Testaments.  Here’s a random selection of verses.

Deuteronomy 15:7
If there is a poor man among your brothers in any of the towns of the land that the LORD your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.

Leviticus 25:35
‘If one of your countrymen becomes poor and is unable to support himself among you, help him as you would an alien or a temporary resident, so he can continue to live among you.

Psalm 37:25-26
I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed.

Psalm 41:1-2
Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble. The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

Matthew 6:1-4
“Be careful not to do your ‘acts of righteousness’ before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

2 Corinthians 9:7
Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

1 Timothy 6:17-18
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

I will openly admit that I am by no means a theologian.  But what I gather is that charity is to be something personal.  God clearly wants us to be kind to the less fortunate.  I also think that he wants is to do that ourselves.  Note the verses from Matthew and 2 Corinthians; they seem to suggest that not only should giving be an individual decision-without coercion, but is should also be done in an anonymous manner.  Additionally, charity not only improves the status of the poor, but improves the condition of the giver’s soul.  Basically, it is good for all, and pleasing to God.

Let’s contrast that with the concept of social justice.  Essentially, the government, an agent of force, will confiscate from some, and give it to others (after wasting the majority of it in DC).  How does being legally robbed by the government improve your soul, or you as a person?  How does a confiscatory policy help you please your God?  Can giving be defined as charity if you have no choice?  I don’t recall Jesus holding a gun to someone’s head, but Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro and Che certainly did, and in millions of cases, their minions pulled the trigger.

To me, the answer is simple.  Government taxation is NOT charity.  It does nothing for the “giver,” and, as history shows, we spent a trillion dollars in the “War on Poverty,” and ended up with more poor people!  I guess our government purchased a trillion dollars worth of poverty. No one bothers to mention that in the war on poverty, poverty won.  And, in fact, the government’s efforts helped poverty win, and will continue to do so.

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Christian Socialism/Social Justice Explained

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Social Justice…AKA: Socialism, has been creeping into our institutions for decades now.  Of particular interest to me is how this concept has been impacting our churches.  Considering the fact that socialism is antithetical to Christianity, it should be a matter of concern for all of us.

The Other McCain has a great post on that very issue…

“Christian Socialism, as it has taken root in the last few decades among countless followers of all Christian churches, is merely a variety of State Socialism. … Agriculture and handicraft, with perhaps small shopkeeping, are the only admissible occupations. Trade and speculation are superfluous, injurious, and evil. … It is the duty of legislation to suppress these excesses of the business spirit. …


“In the economic system which they have in mind there is no entrepreneur, no speculation, and no ‘inordinate’ profit. The prices and wages demanded and given are ‘just.’ …


“[Christian socialists] have anxiously avoided drawing the logical conclusions of their premises. They give one to understand that they are combating only the excrescences and abuses of the capitalist order; they protest that they have not the slightest desire to abolish private property; and they constantly emphasize their opposition to Marxian Socialism. …


“It can be seen at once how the Christian Socialism of today corresponds to the economic ideal of the medieval Scholastics. The starting point, the demand for ‘just’ wages and prices, that is, for a definite historically attained distribution of income, is common to both.”
– Ludwig von Mises, Socialism (1922)

Get over to RS McCain’s place, and read his take on it.

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Blog Focus: The Vicitm Mentality

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I caught this over at the place of one of our new friends, Fleece Me.  I found it to be a compelling read, so I thought I might share an excerpt over at the CH.  Kindly give  a read, it’s well worth the time.  Enjoy “The Victim Mentality.”

“The victim mentality may be the last uncomplicated thing about life in America.”
Anna Quindlen

“I’m the result of upbringing, class, race, gender, social prejudices, and economics. So I’m a victim again. A result.”
James Hillman

To a liberal, ninety-nine percent of American’s are victims.  The lucky few who are not?  The filthy rich, unless they are philanthropic liberals who feel guilt over their “luck”, then they can be victims as well.  Oh joy!  In a continuing series of articles in which I am trying to get at the heart of a liberal’s worldview, I am going to explain how being a victim defines a liberal’s interaction with others, especially with people who disagree with them.

Social Justice

The primary motivation for a victim is the righting of wrongs.  Everything stems from this premise.  This manifests itself most publicly in the recent rise of calls for “social justice” or the thankfully dropped calls for “reparations” that led the narrative a decade ago.

What is social justice?  I will let Michael Novak explain.  In his most excellent article Defining Social Justice, Mr. Novak asserts:

It further implies that no individual should be held responsible for his relative position. To assert that he is responsible would be “blaming the victim.” It is the function of “social justice” to blame somebody else, to blame the system, to blame those who (mythically) “control” it. As Leszek Kolakowski wrote in his magisterial history of communism, the fundamental paradigm of Communist ideology is guaranteed to have wide appeal: you suffer; your suffering is caused by powerful others; these oppressors must be destroyed.

So in essence, social justice truly is socialism wearing a flowery bonnet.  But pay attention to the appeal of communism at the end of that quote – “you suffer”, you are a victim.  This is important to the liberal mindset.  We all have to be victims for this system to work because otherwise the bad guy is not so easily defined.  If the victims are just a small group, then that means non-victims are conversely a large group.  How do you convince the large group of non-victims that they must sacrifice for the few who are victims?  It is an uphill battle – much easier to convince everyone they are victims instead.

But this is where we get to a sticky point.  How do you stop comment from people who don’t buy into the victim mentality?  It is much easier to prove a point if no one is allowed to speak otherwise.  The best and most effective way of stopping dissenting opinion is stating, “if you haven’t suffered (whatever the victim has suffered) then you can’t speak to it”.  Of course this is a ridiculous argument because every person has led an infinitely variable life than every other person, but this is the liberal justification for you keeping your mouth shut.  If this were true, the therapist profession would be in big trouble, how can you help someone molested in childhood if you yourself weren’t molested?

The most obvious use of this defense against a dissenting opinion is in the black culture.  If you aren’t a black person in America, then you can’t even imagine what they are going through.  That one statement instantly disqualifies all non-black opinion in the discussion.  Obviously this is a subtle form of the next step in silencing dissent, blatantly dropping the racism tag.

No one likes to be called a racist, it is the equivalent nowadays to being called a child molester.  This is a perfect explanation of why the term is used so much.  It instantly derails debate – the accused immediately has to shift to a defensive stance focused solely on proving how they are not racist.  Of course this isn’t just used by blacks, it is used by women, “you are a sexist”, gays, “you just hate gay people”, religions, “you are an Islamophobe”, and any other victim class.  The beauty of this defense is it is impossible to defeat.  Proving a negative is an impossibility.  How do you prove you aren’t guilty of racism?

Look at it from our judicial system’s point of view.  Who has the burden of proof in our courts, the defendant or the prosecution?  The prosecution does, because they are the only one’s who can definitively prove something.  Imagine the difficulty of trying to prove you didn’t murder someone.  The concept of our legal system is “everyone starts from the same baseline, ‘you are innocent until proven guilty’”, imagine if it were the other way, “you are guilty until proven innocent”.  Well, the “racist” epithet puts the burden of proof on the accused.  It is an easy argument that is very effective in silencing dissenting opinion.

It’s a long post, so click the link and finish it over at Fleece me.  You won’t regret it.

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Blog Focus: Social Justice at Marion High School

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We have a new friend in the blogosphere, Rotti’s Political Bark.  Right away, I saw that they had a fascinating post.  I obtained the admin’s permission to post the following excerpt.

We have all been made aware of the creeping social justice or socialism introduction into our public schools. I will never forget the video about kindergartners praising Obama.  We should all check out our children’s books they bring home, especially those dealing with social studies or history.  It is a well known fact that many of those books are being altered and no longer teach the “real” history.

Now it has come to my attention via email from a fellow patriot friend that one of our local parochial schools, Marion High, is now being indoctrinated as well with social justice.  Parents need to be made aware of that, especially if they have not been informed of those programs being launched in their school.

The following is an excerpt of what one mother of a Marion student wrote:

“….. A couple of you already have your girls there and you may have heard about the “assembly” on Tuesday. Your daughters may or may not have told you about the assembly. You may or may not find it and it’s contents offensive. To sum it up, I have never felt more outraged and undermined since my children began school. I am pleading with you and your fellow alums, if what I relay does not represent the Marian that formed you and that you so dearly love and want to embrace for your daughters, to complain to the administration over what is going on.

In short, an assembly took place without parents’ knowledge or permission which included “Bishop” Gumbleton, another priest who shared his views, and several “nuns” of the same ilk. The panel went on to preach to the kids for 90 minutes about the importance of “social justice”, while reminding the kids that they are the future leaders of our society. (hint, hint, half of you will be voting in two years) Many of you probably know that the term “social justice” has been co-opted in the past several decades and it is a buzz word for socialism. The children were told they are not good Catholics if :

*they do not support socialized medicine
*they do not support all immigration. (there should be no such thing as illegal immigration)
*they do not accept that Jesus’ teachings tell us that everyone should live equally, not just equal opportunity (socialism)
*they do not accept that people from all life styles should be respected. (gay rights)
*they did not support the programs that are being offered to save the earth (hmmm, cap and trade??)

They went on to demonize Glenn Beck and upheld MICHAEL MOORE (with a huge picture displayed) as some sort of person to be emulated. “Bishop” Gumbleton went on to say that he is called a communist, and that’s okay with him because he knows that it means he is doing good work.

My daughter, who has a wellformed conscience and has been brought up in an orthodox, Catholic home was physically shaking she was so upset, as were several of her friends. One courageous teacher left in disgust.

Take a look at the full post by following the link.

I know, some of you are saying, “so what, more school indoctrination.”  However, we do have to track this.  Daylight is the best disinfectant.  Also, this allegedly came from a Catholic School, so those of you that have kiddos in Catholic schools might want to look into curriculum very carefully.

Now, I also must acknowledge that this is a claim made at another site.  I cannot verify it other than to say that a commenter at Rotti’s place claims that their child was exposed to this as well.  Also, the “Bishop” mentioned in the post does exist,  is apparently VERY LIBERAL, and was forced into retirement by Rome.

So, I think that the Church has some housecleaning to do.

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