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‘Is Europe’s Soul Dead?’ (2016)

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You really have to wonder about Europe.

Was it the two world wars that shook Europe off its Christian foundation? Or the wave of unprecedented prosperity that followed after the Marshall Plan? Whatever the cause, Europe’s in pretty sad shape now. As exemplified by this:

https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/18/is-europes-soul-dead/

You can learn about a people just by watching the TV shows and movies they produce. If it’s popular, it must be because its message resonates with most of the audience.

That’s grim news indeed.


‘Down with Father Serra!’ (2016)

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I’m completely mystified as to why we let aggressive micro-minorities push us around–even to the point of erasing our history. Like this:

https://leeduigon.com/2016/03/18/down-with-father-serra/

History warns us that it doesn’t take a lot of people to wreck a whole country. It only takes a few, if they keep working at it and no one stops them.

Shame on us if we can’t preserve our country from the liberals.


Memory Lane: Hillary as a Man

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The do-over was even worse.

Hoo boy! Remember this?

Unable to imagine how their idol, Hillary Clinton, could have lost the 2016 presidential election to hated-by-all-the-smart-people Donald Trump, a couple of professors at New York University, in 2017, staged a creative experiment (https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=8889).

To test their theory that Hillary only lost because hateful stupid American voters were prejudiced against a woman, the profs re-enacted the presidential debate as close to verbatim as possible, down to facial expressions and hand gestures–with one difference. In the re-enactment, Donald Trump is a woman and Hillary Clinton is a man.

Imagine their horror when the audience found Hillary even more revolting as a man–downright “punchable,” one woman said–and Trump even more likeable as a woman.

So much for their theory. See? There is such a thing as a dumb political scientist.

I only refer back to this weird incident because I and several other observers think there’s a good chance Hillary will again be the Democrats’ presidential candidate.

She has not gotten more likeable since 2016. Let’s hope she takes the whole evil party down in flames with her.


Hillary: ‘Camp for Adults’

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Fun for… who?

I can’t see how I could have missed this story, back in 2015. Maybe the nooze media swept it under the rug.

Hillary Clinton, already anointed by the noozies as the odds-on favorite to succeed President *Batteries Not Included, said (at the time), “We have a huge fun deficit in America… We really need camps for adults” (http://www.truthandaction.org/clinton-need-put-adults-fun-camps-re-education/2/).

I listened to the video several times and did not hear her use the word “re-education.” Instead, she stressed that adults need “fun” and that such camps might provide it for them.

When contemplating a Hillary Clinton presidency, the word “fun” is not one that springs to mind. Unless it’s staking someone down on top of a fire ant mound, or something like that.

I concede the possibility that this was just idle talk from a gasbag politician, put the mouth on cruise control while the brain shuts down. But is that a habit we want to encourage in our presidents?

What this wicked woman said in 2015 has a bearing on 2020–because some of us think she’s running again, and, with only little left-wing munchkins to oppose her, she might again become the nominee.

Think she’ll mention “camps” again?

At this point we can’t say anything’s too far out there for a Democrat to endorse.


What’s at Stake This Year

The Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ is at war with the kingdoms of this world–and none of us can be on both sides at once.

EXECUTION DELAYED SO KILLER CAN VOTE

We haven’t seen that headline yet; but if Democrats win this year’s elections, we will.

With their own mouths, and by their own actions, they tell us what we can expect from them:

More abortions, right up to and including the moment of birth.

Criminals rewarded instead of punished. Chaos in our streets. See what has happened to San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle, and other Democrat utopias.

“Transgender” as a “right” that everyone must recognize and “celebrate”–or else.

All kinds of draconian restrictions on our freedom, and assaults on our prosperity, all in the name of Saving The Planet from imaginary Man-Made Climate Change. And when nothing happens, they can smirk at us and say “See? It worked!”

Gradual abolition–or maybe faster than I think–of the right of self-defense. Even unarmed self-defense will be unlawful. Ask the Democrats in the Virginia legislature.

An end to all meaningful attempts to curb illegal immigration.

If you stay home on election day, or throw away your vote on some quixotic third-party nonentity, you will, for all practical purposes, be voting for all of the above and then some.

The Democrat Party must not just be defeated. It must be permanently defeated. Put out of business. Discarded forever. There is no time to spare for such inanities as “But the Republicans are just the same!” etc. The time to deal with the GOP’s offenses is later. They have a lot of rotten apples that need to be tossed out of the barrel.

In the long run Christ Himself will establish His Kingdom on the earth.

And He will know who was on His side, and who wasn’t.


Want to See Something Weird?

Grim figure banished by enlightenment.

Monster fleeing from Science, Industry, and Education

Within walking distance of my home is Roosevelt Park, a county park established during the Great Depression, home to one of the weirdest sculptures that you’ll ever see.

“Light Dispelling Darkness” was sculpted in 1937 as a WPA project of government-financed art: there’s a reason why so much of America’s painting and sculpture from that era looks like it was made in the Soviet Union. It’s a fountain with a globe on top–which I used to call “the ant world” when I was a little boy.

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Gathered under the globe are the forces of Light–to wit, Science, Industry, and (LOL) Education. Around the edge of the fountain, fleeing from the Light–are we getting a wee bit Zoroastrian here?–are the Forces of Darkness: Ignorance, Poverty, Disease, War… and, of course, Capitalist Greed.

Gimme that old Worldly Wisdom, it’s good enough for me!

Yes, the sane application of science and industry has lifted millions of people, world-wide, out of poverty and misery–much to the dismay of the Far Left, we might add. As for Education–well, that isn’t worth much anymore. Not after what they’ve done to it.

“Light Dispelling Darkness” is a relic of a time when things were bad and optimists reckoned times would be good again, if only they pulled the right strings and pressed the right buttons.

But except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1).


‘Your Prayers Aren’t Private Anymore’ (2013)

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Government: we pay for it

Among the eye-popping presumptions of the Obama administration, this stands out: a demand by his highly politicized IRS to audit certain people’s prayers.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/05/23/your-prayers-arent-private-anymore/

Yes, you read that right. When a pro-life group in Iowa applied for tax-exempt status, Obama’s corrupt IRS demanded to examine members’ prayers.

And no one went to jail.


A Historical Curiosity: the Bent Pyramid

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We think of the pyramids of Egypt as marvels of ancient engineering, admiring their gigantic size, straight sides, and precise alignments. They’re over 4,000 years old, but built to last.

The thought of pyramids as an exercise in trial-and-error is disconcerting. So when we see the Bent Pyramid, which really is bent, erected around 2,600 B.C., we’ve got to wonder what happened.

Two theories: One, Pharaoh Snefru, for whom the pyramid was being built, was well on his way to dying, so the builders took a short-cut. Two, more than halfway into the project, somebody on the engineering staff said “Uh-oh, we’ve got problems!”

The bottom part of the pyramid rises at an angle of 54 degrees; the top part, at only 43 degrees. Why the difference?

Because they feared that if they kept building at that original steep angle, the whole shebang would collapse on their heads!

Which actually happened, not far away, at the Meidum Pyramid, which collapsed while it was being built.

We don’t know exactly what it cost to build a pyramid, but it must’ve been a pretty hefty chunk of the government’s budget.

The mishap of the Meidum Pyramid and the awkward course correction at the Bent Pyramid suggest that the Egyptians, rather than being instructed by high-tech Space Brothers, learnt the art of pyramid construction as they went along, with costly errors along the way.

The much later pyramids of Nubia (now Sudan) were smaller and noticeably steeper than the classical Egyptian pyramids of the Old Kingdom. We don’t know how closely the Nubians might have studied their predecessors, but their pyramids would surely have impressed the builders of the Bent Pyramid.

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I can’t imagine the Great Pyramid of Khufu built at this steep angle and not falling down.

Neither could the Egyptians.


‘The Lost River of Eden’ (2015)

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The Bible preserves knowledge of ancient things that would otherwise be lost–such as this ancient river that once flowed across Arabia, but whose course can now be detected only by satellite photography.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/12/20/the-lost-river-of-eden/

At the very latest, scientists say, this river stopped flowing around 2,000 B.C.–if not much sooner. Yet there it is in the Book of Genesis.

Maybe the Bible scribes had satellite photos of it?


The Hallmark Channel… ‘Nazis’?

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You have to wonder. Do Far Left Crazies actually believe the twaddle that they spout, or is it just their way of passing the time?

Some kook at leftid Salon.com sees in the Hallmark Channel, and in its perpetual flow of schmaltz, “patriarchal and authoritarian values” which are (gasp!) “white, heteronormative, sexist, provincial” and surely add up to “white supremacy” and are, at best, “fascist propaganda” (https://www.salon.com/2019/12/25/hallmark-christmas-movies-fascist-propaganda/). This writer wishes to be taken seriously as a clear-headed, fair-minded, penetrating critic. She is the author of a book whose otherwise profane title includes the phrase “Trump-Worshiping Monsters.” No bias here.

Earlier, Hallmark set a lot of decent people’s teeth on edge by including a clip of a lesbian “wedding” in one of its commercials. Faced with wide protests, they pulled the ad. That got the LGBT crowd in on the act. Cowardly Hallmark reinstated the ad and babbled about how they’re “committed to diversity and inclusion.” And now the Left has turned on them and called them Nazis anyway.

I guess if ol’ Heinrich Himmler could come back to life and go to work at Hallmark, he’d think he was back home at the Wolfsschanze. “Where is the Fuhrer? He must be here somewhere. Where’s Goering?” Get the boys together for a beer. ‘Cause everybody who’s not 100% Far Left Crazy demented… is a Nazi!

Shame on Hallmark for vainly trying to appease them. We should all know by now that that doesn’t work. You can kiss their commie boots from now to Doomsday, and the moment you stray a hair’s breadth from the party line, you’re a Hater, Biggit, White Supremacist, Homophobic Nazi.

If you can’t join ’em (and why in the world would you want to?)… beat ’em!


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