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‘Coming Soon to Your Local School: Meatless Monday’ (2014)

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Works great, if you’re a caterpillar

See, this is why I keep telling you not to let Democrats get back into power, ever–because they’re liberals, they’re leftids, and they just can’t keep their hot little hands off even the most minute nuances of other people’s lives.

Like this effort, courtesy of the Obama administration, to turn America’s children into vegetarians. Like it was any of their business!

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/10/coming-soon-to-your-school-meatless-monday/

Believe it, folks–with liberals/Democrats in power, nothing is safe. There truly is no aspect of your life that they don’t want to interfere with.

We must start working now to crush them in the 2020 election.

And to everyone who voted for one of these varmints this year–shame on you!


Civilizations Do Die

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Here are some of the stories I couldn’t bear to write about today.

*Democrats stealing elections all over America: no one seems to be able to stop the fraud. It has become a Democrat tradition to contest every election they don’t win, and they’ve got a thousand and one ways to do it.

*Scotland’s Parliament mandates “LGBT education” in all schools: no opting-out allowed.

*Switzerland votes to make “homophobia” and “transphobia” punishable crimes. What does that even mean?

*A Facebook executive is fired for not supporting Hillary Clinton’s political ambitions.

Civilizations die. Usually it’s from a combination of causes from both inside the civilization and outside. Roman Britain, for one, succumbed to internal rot and foreign invasion. St. Gildas, who lived to see his country fall, wrote of his own countrymen as “such a large number who daily run on all fours into Hell.” I think he would say the same of our time.

I watch in horror as our civilization melts before my eyes. Maybe its murderers won’t have to come up with anything more bizarre, more soul-destroying than “transgender.” They are in a rush to abolish nation-states and establish a world government, ruled by themselves. And they don’t care what or whom they have to destroy to get it.

It’s important to realize that all of this has been, and is being, accomplished by small but fanatical minorities who never rest.

We need to work harder than ever to stop them.

O Lord Our God, we are trying, really trying, to serve and establish the Kingdom of Our Lord Jesus Christ, whose right it is: but we can’t do it without you. Strengthen our faith, give us courage, pour your spirit into us: give us endurance, to wait upon the coming of our King. And grant that when He comes, He finds us at our posts, working. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

 


Guest Post: King David’s Military Genius

For those of you who missed it when it was posted here, our friend SlimJim has put it up as a guest post. Thanks, Jim, for giving me the opportunity to have a guest post on your blog.  —LD

The Domain for Truth

Note: This is a guest post since presently I am overseas.  This is by  Μιχαήλ.  He is no stranger to some of you who read this blog.  His blog be found here.

As U. S. Marines on the evening of November 6, 2004, prepared for their assault on the terrorist stronghold of Fallujah, a chaplain anointed them with holy oil. Heavy-metal Christian music played on loudspeakers. A young marine stood up to read a verse from the Bible: how King David overcame the Philistines.

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A Lesson in Democracy

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Timoleon

Once upon a time, the Greek settlers in Sicily were oppressed by tyrants, who had the backing of Carthage. They sent to their founding city, Corinth, to plead for help, but no one wanted to take on such a hopeless mission. Finally someone thought to nominate Timoleon to lead it–a man who had once been something of a civic hero, but who’d been so long in retirement that most people thought he’d died. Timoleon consented to his appointment as general, and set sail for Sicily with a token force that no one ever expected to see again: for the tyrants of Sicily were fierce and powerful, and the might of Carthage stood behind them.

To make a long story short, Timoleon performed military miracles, rid the island of the tyrants, defeated the Carthaginians, and restored democracy to the city of Syracuse.

For which he himself was accused of tyranny and put on trial for it: and to which he said that he had prayed that he would live to see the Syracusans given the right of free speech. As Plutarch said, every lark must grow a crest, “and every democracy a false accuser.” Some things never change. But in Timoleon’s case, his mild reply so shamed his accusers that they dropped their charges; and the city permitted him to grow old and die in peace, honored by all.

People do have short memories and are also short on gratitude. Those were two reasons why our country’s founders gave us a republic instead of a democracy.

To say nothing of our own modern variants of folly: “Alexa, who should I vote for?”

Study history, and learn what to expect.

And pray for better–to God who is sovereign over history. The ancient Greeks did not know that, but we do. Don’t we?


My Predictions for Tomorrow

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It’s hard to make predictions when you don’t have reliable information, and that’s exactly what I don’t have. “Journalists” don’t provide it anymore, and we’re certainly not going to get it from our political parties. So all I can go by is what I see:

*Both parties are acting like they’re terrified of losing and think there’s a damned good chance of it. So they oversell everything.

*Both parties seem to be preparing assorted excuses for losing.

*Both parties clearly are trying to scare their voters into going to the polls, shelling out money, etc. I am already scared of Democrats and don’t need prodding. What I do need is facts. But you can’t even buy facts anymore.

Muddying the waters further, the Democrats have gone from proposing bad public policy to offering policy recommendations that are downright outre. Fantastic. “Open borders”–really? Repeal the tax cuts–what? Do they really think those bizarre ideas appeal to anyone who’s halfway normal?

But every time I go to check the nooze, it’s Blue Wave, we’re sunk, they’re gonna win, and get rid of the president, and then it gets really nasty…

So I don’t know what to predict. In June of 2016, right here on this blog, I predicted Donald Trump would be our next president. I think I might’ve been the only one. But that’s what the information I had was telling me.

For tomorrow’s election, I have no information.


‘Our Shameless Leaders’ (2014)

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Secretary of State and Presidential wannabe…

Remember those bad old days, when Democrats were running the country–right into the ground? Don’t let those days come again! If they ever get back into power, we’ll never get rid of them: can’t fumigate the whole country.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/05/30/our-shameless-leaders/

There were a lot of comments following this post, mostly from people associated with assorted businesses. There was something odd about that, but I can’t put my finger on it. I never heard from any of these folks again. And yet they all seemed quite happy with this blog. Go figure.


Why Study History?

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No one ever answered this question better than Titus Livius, whom we know as Livy, who wrote his History of Rome during the time of Augustus Caesar. And here is his answer.

“The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find for yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things, rotten through and through, to avoid.”

Any questions?


‘The People’s Climate March (Can I Wake Up Now, Please?)’ (2014)

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If you could ever overlook their penchant for killing and jailing and terrorizing people millions at a time, communists would be hilarious. I mean, read some of this bilge, count the cliches, and just try not to laugh.

https://leeduigon.com/2014/09/15/the-peoples-climate-march-can-i-wake-up-now-please/

Sure, this was four years ago: but leftids will never give up Global Warming/Climbit Change. They still think it’s a persuasive argument, “Give us all your money and fantastic arbitrary powers, or you’re all gonna die!” And then when nothing freakin’ happens, they can say, “See? It worked! We saved you! Nothin’ freakin’ happened!”

Thank God a lot of people got a lot smarter in 2016.


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

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Don’t let this happen again… ever.

If you’re even thinking about allowing Democrats to get back into power, revisit this little caper from President *Batteries Not Included’s second term: his IRS, when they weren’t busy rousting and auditing conservatives, demanded to know the content of certain people’s prayers.

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

Well, I’ve got one prayer for the whole kit and kaboodle of ’em.

Smite them, O Lord!


Creeping Twaddle

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This little stone figurine, which would fit in the palm of your hand, is a not uncommon archaeological find throughout southeastern Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East, going way, way back in time.

Archaeology is meant to be a science. When an archaeologist makes a claim, he is supposed to have evidence for it–inscriptions, pictures, whatever.

These figurines have long been thought to represent fertility goddesses. But in this month’s issue of Biblical Archaeology Review (November-December 2018, Vol. 44, No. 6), we have one from Catalhoyuk, a site in central Turkey which is billed as one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back to some 8,000 years ago. It’s more of a town than a city, with houses all jumbled together, no streets, cryptic paintings on some of the walls, and dead people interred within the floors.

We know very little about the people who once lived here. We don’t know what language they spoke, what they called themselves, what sort of gods they worshipped, what other people called them–hardly anything at all, beyond the mere physical remains of the town. It’s really hard to find out much about any vanished culture when they’ve left behind no writing.

But that doesn’t stop some of today’s archaeologists from generating a new “theory” that the figures represent “older women who had achieved a special status within their egalitarian agricultural community–with fatness as a sign of prestige and special respected status due to age.”

Whoa! We do not know any such thing. This is PC-infected archaeologists sweeping along in their search for a lost feminist Golden Age. Which they seem to have their hearts set on discovering, no matter what.

Wishful thinking and political correctness has become part of the scientific method, these days.

For all we know, the people of Catalhoyuk might have lived under a tyrant who told them when to go to bed at night. Maybe what we’re looking at is a lost civilization that really sucked to live in. Why did they bury their dead under the living room floor? We simply don’t know.

Take your “science” with more than just one grain of salt.


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