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‘German Gov’t to People: “Defend Yourselves”; People to Gov’t: “With What?”‘ (2016)

This is one of those stories that never gets followed up: I don’t know how it turned out.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/08/22/german-govt-to-people-defend-yourselves-people-to-govt-with-what/

It reminds me of the Roman Emperor Honorius pulling the legions out of Britain and telling the citizens, “Look to your own defenses.” At least he didn’t have to say, “While we stay here and just sit around playing Old Maid while the barbarians eat you alive.”

A government that won’t defend its citizens has no reason for existing.

Are you thinking what I’m thinking–about Democrats and border security?


Oh, Boy! Bogus Phony ‘History’

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Not exactly a “church,” is it?

Liberals love Islam. Probably because it isn’t Christianity. But this is ridiculous.

So some guy writes an article for a site called Aeon, “Muslims of early America,” which declares that “Muslims came to America more than a century before Protestants, and in great numbers…” (https://aeon.co/essays/muslims-lived-in-america-before-protestantism-even-existed). Oh, please.

You know this writer is a hoser right off the bat, when he discusses Hernando Cortez’ conquest of Mexico in the early 1500s. He resorts to Bernal Diaz del Castillo’s eyewitness account of that enterprise, in which Bernal uses the Spanish word for “mosques” to denote the Aztecs’ heathen temples. The writer expects us to take that literally. Sheesh. What was Bernal supposed to call them? Churches? Cathedrals? The first time Cortez and his men entered the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan (now Mexico City), Bernal said he and lot of his comrades thought they had literally blundered into Hell itself. An Aztec religious festival was in progress, featuring thousands of human sacrifices–a gory spectacle indeed. No, he was not going to call those temples churches. “Mosques” was the best he could do. Having just finished a centuries-long war with Islam for the possession of Spain, Spaniards like Castillo had a lot of ill feeling toward Islam.

As for scads of Muslims “coming” to America–well, they jolly well didn’t come here on purpose! They were African slaves brought here against their will, some of them with Arabic names. To my mind that does not add up to Islamic colonization of America.

This is all academic bunk. America does not have any “Muslim heritage.” Libs wish it were otherwise, but wishing cannot make it so. Unless you’re writing pseudo-history.

History is the collective memory of the human race, and to taint it and corrupt it on purpose is a kind of crime against the human mind. But it’s only to be expected from academic patzers who prattle on about “your truth and my truth,” etc.

It’s something that our schools and colleges do rather well.


‘It Takes a Collective to Raise Your Child’ (2013)

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Don’t you wish I were just making this up? I do!

Please don’t think these people have gone away, just because we’ve got Donald Trump in the White House.

They still want to puree our civilization.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/04/09/it-takes-a-collective-to-raise-your-child/

One of the things Far Left Crazy has been trying to do for the last hundred years is wipe out the family and replace it with God knows what. The Soviet Union has fallen, and Red China is more fascist than communist–but American commies are still on board the program.

We are never more than one election away from them taking over for good.


Dogs’ Memorials… from Ancient Rome

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A dog’s tomb: her name was Helena

Every so often a discovery is made that brings the past to life. Its people speak to us; and we understand. We feel what they felt.

The inscription on Helena’s tomb reads, “To Helena, foster child, soul without comparison and deserving of praise.”

And an unknown Roman, some two thousand years ago, wrote this:

“My eyes were wet with tears, our little dog, when I bore you [to the grave]. So, Patricus, never again shall you give me a thousand kisses. Never can you be contentedly in my lap. In sadness, I buried you, as you deserve. In a resting place of marble, I have put you for all time by the side of my shade. In your qualities, you were sagacious, like a human being. Ah, what a loved companion we have lost!”

We know, whoever you were–we know.

I  cannot read this post aloud.

[Source: Biblical Archaeological Review, May/June 2019, “Dogs in the Biblical World,” pg. 48]


Psalm 46, ‘Our Refuge and Strength’

I read this Psalm this morning–Psalm 46, “God is our refute and strength”–and I want to share it with you.

God’s providence is woven into the fiber of the physical universe, sustaining it moment by moment. But He is also the Lord of Hosts, mighty in battle: and when He intervenes in history–watch out!


‘Cherry-Picking at Our Peril’

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In the Ancient Near East, there was no universally-accepted calendar. The same kinds of “discrepancies” are found in every kingdom’s annals.

In this April 30 Chalcedon blog post, Mark Rushdoony tackles the question of whether the Bible is accurate as to matters of historical fact.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/cherry-picking-at-our-peril

Critics like to point to supposed “discrepancies” within the Bible: for example, when it comes to stating how many years were in the reign of a king of Israel or Judah. At that point in world history, there was no widely-accepted standard of timekeeping, no universal calendar. Nor, within the same kingdom, was there any agreement as to when a king’s reign actually began or ended. So naturally the numbers will differ, here and there.

The point is, the Bible is 100% reliable and, as the Word of God, 100% authoritative–even when we can’t understand some of the historical details.

If your faith stands or falls by how well the numbers tally in Kings and Chronicles, there’s not much to it.


Patriots vs. Oligarchs: We’re Not Alone

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Globalists want to shut down nation-states and have a global government. But there’s still resistance, even in Europe, and it’s not going away.

European patriots gathered in Prague this weekend to proclaim their dedication to preserving their own nations and resisting the European Union’s drive to dominance. Among the highlighted speakers was Marie Le Pen, former candidate for president of France (https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/29/le-pen-says-eu-same-goal-ussr-reduce-political-legal-capacities-resistance/).

Le Pen laid it on the line. The EU, she said, has “the same goal” as the Soviet Union: to weaken the nation-states, and to “reduce political and legal capacities of resistance… We are the resistance!” The EU, she said, is “for the benefit of an oligarchy of civil servants and experts.”

It’s not just President Trump standing between us and an all-devouring global state. Europe is full of leaders–and voters–who understand their peril and are laboring to save us from it.

But the oligarchy has had several decades in which to solidify its power, and it won’t go gently into that good night–as we see in our own country, in the efforts of the Deep State to stage a coup against our lawfully elected president. In France we saw the French nooze media successfully push the candidacy of statist throne-squatter Emmanuel Macron, by painting him out to be a nice safe “centrist” and branding Le Pen a “far right” extremist. Because she still believes in France, and wants to save it.

The last serious effort to create a global state was confounded by God, when He thwarted the building of the Tower of Babel.

God knew what He was doing when He divided our language and created nations. For all their faults, our nation-states protect us from the greater tyrannies that strive to rule the world. Alexander, Napoleon, and Hitler, and so many others, tried to do it by force. They failed. So their spiritual successors do it through secrecy, mischievous laws, and, in the language of Daniel, “by flattery.”

Anyway, it’s good to know we’re not alone.


When They Banned the Bible

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Here’s another thing I remember, from back when we were citizens: from back before the government learned how to say “Just shut up and pay your taxes.”

In 1962-63 the U.S. Supreme Court suddenly discovered that reading the Bible in a public place–notably a public school–was somehow against the Constitution. Amazing, the things that can dawn on judges after a couple hundred years.

When I went to grade school and middle school, we had a reading from the Bible, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Pledge of Allegiance to start our day. No one complained. The Bible readings were from the Old Testament, for Christians and Jews.

In high school the Bible reading came over the P.A. system, read each morning by my Aunt Millie, who was then the school secretary. But then, in my sophomore year, it had to stop. The Supreme Court said it had to stop. Why? Because of “separation of church and state” or something, which is not in the Constitution and never posed a problem for anyone until a few atheists started complaining in the early 1960s. The Bible readings had to be replaced by “inspirational readings” from strictly secular sources. Frankly, I never find that inspiring.

Here are a few other things I remember about high school, 1963-67, which were different.

No girl had an out-of-wedlock baby.

No school shootings… anywhere. Ever.

No assaults on teachers.

No drug overdoses. No suicides.

No need for guards or special police at any school. No metal detectors.

How was this not better? How are we the better for banning God’s word and replacing it with inducements to try every sexual aberration ever imagined in a fallen world?

But that was when we were citizens. Not subjects.


“No Weapon Formed Against Thee Shall Prosper”

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One of the hardest lessons for us to learn, in such an evil and confusing age as this, is how to walk by faith and not by sight: because if we walk only by sight, most of what we see is bad. Mark Rushdoony discussed this in his blog post yesterday.

https://chalcedon.edu/blog/no-weapon-that-is-formed-against-thee-shall-prosper

The Book of Esther, in which the name of God does not appear, shows how God governs history, intervening at need. Our God created us with free will and respects it, even when our will is bent to evil: but he will not let evil prosper in the long run. As Isaiah said, “No weapon formed against thee shall prosper” (Is. 54:17).

How many times would God’s people have been wiped off the face of the earth, had He not intervened? As history, the Bible offers many examples of this truth.

And we do well to learn them.


Is Freedom Our Natural State?

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In a word, no. In a fallen world populated by sinners, where you can win applause by rejecting God, freedom is a plant very easily shriveled.

The Romans frittered away their republic and wound up with an emperor.

The English beheaded King Charles and wound up with a Parliament that assigns sovereign power to itself and ignores the result of a supposedly binding referendum because it didn’t like the way the people voted.

The French beheaded their king and wound up with first a lot of little creeps who were beheading everybody, and then Napoleon.

The Chinese tossed out their emperor and wound up with warlords, Mao, and the mob of tyrants who succeeded him.

In the 20th century, tyranny bloomed like kudzu. It would take up too much space just to list the perpetrators. there were so many tyrants in that century, you could have had them in a boxed set of bubble-gum cards.

Our own country’s founders tried their level best to avoid these errors and create for us a republic ruled not by tyrants, but by laws that were the same for all. A terrible civil war rid us of the curse of slavery. But as the Bible teaches us, if we won’t serve the true God, the only author of our liberties, we will surely wind up serving false ones.

All over the world today, freedom is under attack. Even here, we have elitists, we have Democrats, who believe in, and try their damnedest to create, a government colossus to rule over virtually everything–for our own good, of course, and with themselves doing the ruling. And because our education establishment is fully committed to that course, it trains young Americans to be ignorant of civics, ignorant of history, ignorant of God’s word, terrified of Global Warming and a host of other made-up boogeymen, and receptive to the idea of unlimited government.

By Almighty God’s decree, all of this is doomed to fail. He will not yield His place to a lot of grubby little puffed-up bugs who went to Harvard.

But it would be good for us, good beyond words, if we would only just stop voting for them.

 


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