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Increased unemployment, need for food stamps and other ills are design features of Obama’s policies, not bugs

If you don’t know what I mean by referring to Cloward & Piven and still support Obama, you are a big part of the problem. You really need to expand your media horizons and stop trusting the Liberal media.

If you know what I mean by referring to Cloward & Piven and still support Obama, you are a big part of the problem.

Via First-Hand Report on Obama’s Columbia Milieu:

The plan was revolting, but brilliant. Cloward & Piven taught that America could only be destroyed from within. Only by overwhelming the system with debt, welfare, and entitlements could capitalism and the America economy be destroyed. So the plan was to make a majority of Americans dependent on welfare, food stamps, disability, unemployment, and entitlements of all kinds. Then, under the weight of the debt, the system would implode and the economy collapse, bankrupting business owners (i.e. conservative donors). Americans would be brought to their knees, begging for big government to save them. Voila — you’d have a new system — socialism!

This is not a conspiracy theory.  All the information is readily available in many sources, but the Liberal media refuses to report on it.  Obama and Hillary were both deeply influenced by these strategies.  It isn’t that they are surprised that their policies aren’t working, they know they won’t work.  At least they won’t work to solve the problems people care about, like unemployment.  They will work to destroy the country and pave the way for full-blown Socialism.

I would love to put polygraphs on the false teaching theological Liberals and see if they are ignorant of Cloward & Piven, which would be pretty bad, or if they know of the plan and approve of it, which would be even worse.  

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terrific overview of textual criticism (“the discipline that attempts to determine the original wording of any documents whose original no longer exists”) and why we can be confident of knowing what the original writings of the Bible said.  Hat tip: Stand to Reason

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Planned Parenthood still doesn’t do mammograms, but the President still lies and says they do.

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NASA Rebels Against Global Warming Moonbattery — I’m glad to see some sanity here! Too bad the administration and the media are still in denial.  Hey, at least the teachers in Tennessee will be able to share this news.

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Do-Gooders Aim to Round Up Indians Escaped From Reservation — this is a great example of why less government is better.  The U.S. Gov’t has tried to help the American Indians more than any other group yet the efforts have been counterproductive — just like they are when they “help” other people.

The most destructive addiction to afflict American Indians isn’t alcohol; it’s government help, as John Stossel explains:

“The U.S. government has “helped” no group more than it has “helped” the American Indians. It stuns me when President Obama appears before Indian groups and says things like, “Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans.”

Ignored? Are you kidding me? They should be so lucky. The government has made most Indian tribes wards of the state. Government manages their land, provides their health care, and pays for housing and child care. Twenty different departments and agencies have special “native American” programs. The result? Indians have the highest poverty rate, nearly 25 percent, and the lowest life expectancy of any group in America. Sixty-six percent are born to single mothers.”

When Indians escape the welfare reservation, they take advantage of the free market’s opportunities to succeed like other Americans.

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The price of a ticket on the socialist gravy train is your wealth, your freedom, and the right to call yourself a man. Anyone who wishes Indians well should want them to rise above the status of domesticated animals on the Big Government farm.

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Free speech: You’re doin’ it wrong — Accused vandals of pro-life campus display say destruction was ‘free speech’ — more products of our wonderful schools.

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Adam and Eve after the Pill: the devastating fallout of the sexual revolution — looks like a great summary that the Wintery Knight would enjoy.

She notes that so many refuse to believe anyone could dissent from hedonism. Likening this to Communism’s true believers, she says today’s apologists for domestic decline share what Jeane Kirkpatrick called “The Will to Disbelieve.” Those who promote promiscuity, pornography, and the preludes to pedophilia as harmless find themselves switching places with the religious extremists they once derided, reciting articles of faith as the evidence mounts that their God has failed.

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The result of the spread of pornography is a nation bombarded with sexual imagery, of the most explicit and grotesque variety, yet increasingly “sexually barren” in terms of sex between married people. One telling anecdote occurs on page 51, about a joyless, intimacy-devoid marriage whose “tension over marital sex leads finally to an amicable solution: She has her chocolate, and he has his Internet pornography.” As a result, two Wharton School economists conducted a survey finding that female happiness has fallen throughout the industrialized world for the last 35 years – a period coterminous with their putative “liberation.” Eberstadt connects the dots between increasing male reliance on pornography, the market of women of all ages and descriptions readily available for no-strings-attached sex, the rise of the “man-child” mired in perpetual adolescence, and female dissatisfaction at the fraying family unit.

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Two chapters explore what Friedrich Nietzsche called “the transvaluation of values” – specifically, that the moral opprobrium that fell upon pornography a generation ago now falls upon tobacco. No fashionable human being would consider lighting up in public, much less inducing a child to do so, yet many consider teen porn consumption harmless, if not instructive. Similarly, the overconsumption of food or indulgence in poor dietary choices have replaced a prior generation’s concern over rootless, meaningless sexual hookups. As Eberstadt points out, modern sexual ethics are worse than those envisioned by Nietzsche, the author of The Antichrist.

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America’s Debt Situation Even Worse Than Europe’s — people should cringe when they see the administration putting all their marketing efforts into the “Buffet rule,” which they know will never pass and which would accomplish next to nothing even if it did.  We have a huge financial crisis looming and they are doing nothing.

America slit its wrist in 2008. In 2012, it will either bandage the wrist and call 911, or it will slit the other one and lie back in the tub.

US-Eurozone-Debt

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Correcting 4 myths about the crusades — sadly, I don’t think history teachers will ever get this right and even if they did the myths are so ingrained that it still might not help.

  • Myth #1: The crusades represented an unprovoked attack by Western Christians on the Muslim world.
  • Myth #2: Western Christians went on crusade because their greed led them to plunder Muslims in order to get rich.
  • Myth #3: Crusaders were a cynical lot who did not really believe their own religious propaganda; rather, they had ulterior, materialistic motives.
  • Myth #4: The crusades taught Muslims to hate and attack Christians.

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Uh, speaking of justice in the Trayvon case, wouldn’t that require arresting people who try to incite riots and threaten to murder people? See Conference Call Audio: New Black Panthers Call For Bloody Race War ‘Kill White Devil Crackers’ –April 9 ‘Day of Action’ For Trayvon

And here’s a great list of facts about the case.

The budget and the “Christian” Left

In God’s Federal Budget Priorities? Mark Tooley does a good job of analyzing the problems of the religious Left, specifically the views of the Sojourners group led by false teacher Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis.  The allegedly Christian portion of the “religious Left” routinely denies the deity of Christ, his exclusivity for salvation, the authority and accuracy of the Bible and so much more. We have a term for people who hold their views: Non-Christians.  We aim to share the Gospel with them at their earliest convenience, and we aim to remove them and their false teachings from real churches as soon as possible.

But in the Religious Left’s surreal universe, all persons are intrinsically good but victimized by oppressive social systems, for which they are entitled to endless redress by a mammoth, centralized state, controlled of course by the enlightened Left.

So many serious problems are caused by ignoring the truth of original sin.  And it never occurs to the Religious Left that those systems had to have been designed by all these “intrinsically good” people.

Sanctimoniously, the Sojourners mobilizer bewailed that the “vulnerable” may lack super PACs and “gangs of lobbyists . . .

Sadly, the most vulnerable — innocent human beings in the womb — have the Sojourners and the rest of the religious Left either ignoring or advancing the ultimate social injustice of abortion. They love to quote the “least of these” part of Matthew 25 while ignoring that they all want taxpayer-funded abortions. That means they think one of our problems is that we aren’t killing enough unborn children.

But how can there be “advantage” for future generations if the U.S. federal government is straddled with tens of trillions in unredeemable debt, crippling taxes, bankrupting entitlement programs, an enervating Welfare State, and crippling regulations? The Religious Left’s faithful budget prophets do not explain.

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Traditional Christianity envisions a world of balance in which all persons are called to contribute towards the common good with their own God-given talents.  Traditional Christianity sees all persons as moral agents responsible for their own decisions.  And traditional Christianity sees all persons as sinners who often need rewards, punishments and incentives as well as ongoing challenge and accountability.  But in the Religious Left’s surreal universe, all persons are intrinsically good but victimized by oppressive social systems, for which they are entitled to endless redress by a mammoth, centralized state, controlled of course by the enlightened Left.

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How to pay for all these additional expenses?  Cut nuclear weapons, submarines and aircraft, along with prisons, and immigration law enforcement.

What could possibly go wrong with that plan?

Christianity is a very earthy, no nonsense faith embodied in St. Paul’s admonition, “If you don’t work, you don’t eat.”  The early church fathers and sensible churchmen ever since have believed that governments are ordained mainly to defend their people with armies and police, to punish the criminally wicked, and to sustain public order so that honest people can exercise their virtues freely to the glory of God.

But the Religious Left chooses to see Big Government almost as a replacement for God, the church, the family, and virtually all other human institutions.   They ascribe to the federal Welfare and Regulatory State powers and mysteries that even the most zealous of ancient pagans never ascribed to their favorite golden idols.

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From the Dave Barry “I am not making this up” category, the government gives you The Christmas Tree Tax — This is an example of everything wrong with looking to government to micro-manage our lives and economy.

President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federalprogram to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees.

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Here is government at its best: putting a tax, albeit a tiny one, on something that everyone, including the aliens who plan on destroying humanity over globull warming, knows about. There is absolutely no need for Big Government to help with marketing, research, evaluation, and information that strengthens the Christmas tree industry. Said program will probably cost more than any taxes taken in, just in administration.

The only microscopically redeeming thing is that they called them Christmas tree, not holiday trees.  That alone will probably lead to a lawsuit from the ACLU that will cost ten times the taxes they’ll collect.

The White House lied about meeting with Solyndra — did your preferred media sources tell you about that, or are they too busy giving the latest Herman Cain serial accusers 10x the press that all the Obama scandals are getting?

From the Flying Pig category, NOW (the National Organization of unaborted Women) agrees with pro-lifers — see National Organization for Women co-sponsors DC showing of “Eggsploitation”

The National Organization for Women is doing the right thing here, focusing on a very real reproductive injustice – the exploitation of young women for their eggs.

Seriously, I’m always glad for common ground like this.

Oops! Rich Got Richer Under Obama and Clinton — The title says it all.  Shhh . . . don’t tell the OWS movement that they are protesting the wrong people!

Meanwhile, during Clinton’s eight years, the wealthiest 5% of American households saw their incomes jump 45% vs. 26% under Reagan. The Gini index shot up 6.7% under Clinton, more than any other president since 1980.

So, all in all, under Clinton and Obama, the rich got richer, and the poor got poorer. Hey, Occupiers, why not go protest at Obama’s houses in Washingtonand Chicago?