Monthly Archives: August 2008

Palin Not a Non-Interventionist

It looks like Sarah Palin needs to talk to the man she supported in ’96, Patrick Buchanan. Below is from one of the posters, Keith Preston, in the thread below.

I saw her speaking on television this afternoon and she was taking the neocon line about poor little democratic Georgia being attacked by big, bad Russia and how McCain had been wise to the Russian threat all along (or something to that effect-I forget her exact words).

BTW, the fact that she or any high office seeker is inexperienced, esp. inexperienced in foreign policy, is not necessarily a bad thing. Our system inherently tends to corrupt with very few exceptions. Inexperience may actually be a plus.

Ron Paul affects McCain’s VP choice

News reports confirm that McCain has picked Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his vice-presidential nominee.

Damn! I was hoping he do something incredibly stupid like pick Lieberman or Romney.

I’m batting 0-for-2 on vice-presidential picks, I thought Obama would pick Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine and I thought McCain would select Tim Pawlenty.

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Obama’s Temple secret revealed

I just haven’t been able to comprehend the hypnotic power Obama has over his followers. How can seemingly normal people slip into a trance by listening to nothing but empty words? I just couldn’t get it.

But maybe last night’s victory rally in Denver’s Invesco Field has revealed the answer. Watching thousands swoon over promises of more government spending, more wars of aggression (aimed at different victims), and an even more powerful central government, it suddenly dawned on me. This picture gave it away:

Obey!

Where have we seen this before? It’s obvious — Obama’s using his own version of Cerebro, the huge mind-control machine of Professor X, the mutant mind-reader from X-Men.
Welcome, Professor!

We will obey.

Those peacenik Democrats

Reason Online posts these disturbing and revealing quotes from the Democratic platform:

“We believe we must also be willing to consider using military force in circumstances beyond self defense in order to provide for the common security that underpins global stability-to support friends, participate in stability and reconstruction operations, or confront mass atrocities.”

“We will defend democracy and stand up for the rule of law when it is under assault, such as Zimbabwe.”

In other words, DC possesses the right to bomb, blockade, and napalm anyone, anywhere, for any reason. And as the body count rises, they promise to use even nobler words than those bad ol’ Republicans to justify their war crimes.

Which globalist, multicult, imperial party will you vote for?

What This Country Needs is a Better Class of Cynic :-)

Or so insinuates Dr. Thomas Fleming in another biting commentary on our current sorry state of affairs.

Cynics would say that politicians have always been like this but that is because they are not making cynics as they used to.  To acknowledge the moral inferiority of American politicians would require a hard look at American reality that few people can bear to take because the politicians are only a supersized version of the average American.  Politicians have always had large egos and too much testosterone, but, apart from a few notorious Roman emperors and French kings, they have had to comply—or at least pretend to—with the moral and social rules of their societies.

Some articles for your consideration

Here’s Chuck Baldwin’s latest “John McCain pro-life? What a joke!”

Chuck got a raw deal from the California courts on the ballot status of the AIP.

Dr. Srdja Trifkovic gives us the updated score in the Georgia-Russia conflict with Russia now recognizing the independence (or at least  the dependence) of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

Here’s the schedule for the Rally for the Republic next Tuesday.

VDARE.com blogs talks about Stephan Steinlight and how he’s working to shut down the Kosher meat plant Agriprocessor, a cheap-labor exploiter of immigrants run by Hasdics in Pottsville, Iowa.

Biden Voted to Authorize the Iraq War

Well, this should end all talk of anti-war Obamacons, a notion that was nonsensical to begin with. Obama, for all his talk of change, is proving himself to be just another Establishment tool. Biden is Establishment approved.

Also, I hope the lefty anti-war netroots see what’s going on also.

Authentic conservatives (which means anti-intervention) should vote for Baldwin.  Anti-war libertarians should vote for Barr or maybe Boston Tea Party nominee Charles Jay. Anti-war leftists should vote for Nader or McKinney. Anyone who votes for Obama hoping he will bring the troops home is deluded or a mighty wishful thinker.

Why another Catholic?

One would have thought the Democrats would have learned their lesson and not place another Catholic on a presidential ticket. Instead they are gluttons for punishment.

If Geraldine Ferraro or John Kerry didn’t teach them already, Joe Biden will certainly reinforce the message that Catholics on a Democratic ticket have to endorse the party’s pro-abortion plank regardless of their personal views on the issue or their religious faith and this simply creates a campaign distraction where bishops or politically active lay Catholics take pot-shots at the candidate for his abortion views or deny them communion, whichever comes first.

All of this simply tears the larger Catholic community apart sadly. To me, it’s weird that there is this obsession in some quarters over the “Catholic” vote. A long time ago, when Catholics were more culturally coherent and united, there was such a thing. Now Catholics vote just like any other Americans. The more religiously inclined vote conservative and the not-so-religiously inclined are more independent. Isn’t that true for pretty much all religions? The divide isn’t between different groups of religions, it’s between those who are more serious about their faith than others.

Joe Biden is probably a better Catholic than I am. But so long as Catholics like him think they can somehow separate their faith from the judgement they use to decide upon the issues of the day, just to please a minority of shrill feminists, it will not save them from criticism. And he certainly should not say his faith leads him to oppose capital punishment or environmental activism and yet doesn’t lead him to oppose abortion like Kerry did. That makes no sense.

If Barak Obama picked Joe Biden as his VP becaue he thinks that will pull more Catholics into his column, he is sorely mistaken. He simply going to bring a lot of unecessary grief upon himself the way Ferraro did for Mondale and Kerry for himself. 

Was Steven Lopez Robbed?

This is an unfortunate story. American Taekwondo practitioner and two-time gold-medal winner, Steven Lopez wins a bronze this year. This is the amazing part of the story.

American two-time defending gold medalist Steven Lopez was eliminated from gold-medal contention on a controversial referee’s decision. Lopez would go on to win bronze in the 80-kilogram weight class… a string of events that began when Lopez – who hadn’t lost a match since 2002 – was docked one point in his quarterfinal match against Italy’s Mauro Sarmiento.

Did you get that? Hadn’t lost a match since 2002! This guy is a world class athlete.

I wish Americans would focus more on the martial Olympic sports – wrestling, boxing, judo, and taekwondo. Who wants to watch men’s gymnastics?

Keyes’ America’s Independent Party Holds Electronic “Convention”

When is Keyes going to give it up? He is embarrassing himself. The AIP, purely a Keyes vehicle (a Hugo), just held their electronic convention. Next thing you know Keyes is going to be on a reality show with a bunch of past their glory days celebrities.

He really needs to withdraw from the public eye for about ten years and rehabilitate himself.

Paleoconservatism 101 – the video

This video and the lyrics that go with it nicely summarize the paleoconservative world view and its critique of modern society. The featured song, “The Way,” paints a disturbing allegory of a boomer generation deserting its children for the pleasures of the flesh and the illusion of endless adolescence — what the composer acidly describes as their “eternal summer slacking.” In the video, the adults drink their wine and simply walk away from their children, their greatest responsibility, and their real attachment to the future:

They now had more important things to say
And when the car broke down
They started walking
Where were they going without ever knowing the way?

What can children do without their elders to provide a bridge between them and their past, their heritage, and to their own journey? Life must go on, so on they go — but like their faithless elders, they have no idea what they’re doing:

The children woke up
And they couldn’t find ‘em
They left before the sun came up that day
They just drove off
And left it all behind ‘em
But where were they going without ever knowing the way?

We, as a society, have convinced ourselves we no longer need traditional roots, and many even shun them as unenlightened and discriminatory. But the accumulated wisdom of inherited experience is far, far greater than the imagination of even the most proud philosopher. The human need for belonging, purpose, and a sense of continuity and direction cannot be ignored. Substitutes will be found, whether in the seductive form of the shared victimhood of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Alliance, or the maniacal, bogus fraternity of the Skinheads. It’s just one more consumer choice. And choice is a good thing, right?

Not always. There are the real things in life, those essentials that make us who we are and link us to a greater community. We are social beings, and our active participation in an historical society not only preserves humanity, but fulfills the individual.

As Edmund Burke observed, the proper balance of liberty and order can only be maintained if “… the whole great drama of national life [is] reverently received as ordered by a Power to which past, present, and future are organically knit stages in one Divine plan.” He also wrote, “Society is a contract between the past, the present and those yet unborn.”

We have broken that contract, and have looted the storehouse of our inheritance, thinking it’s boundless. But now the party’s over, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of abandoning the wisdom, the meaning, and the guidance of our own heritage.

Where are you going?