Entering the Age of Fictional News

A reader in British Columbia told me yesterday that the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been shaping the recent AirAsia plane crash into a “narrative.”

Other news agencies worldwide have been blaming the crash on bad weather–hasn’t bad weather caused many airplane crashes, over the years?–or even “unique,” or extra-bad, weather ( http://www.newsdocument.com/news/airasia-flight-qz8501-unique-weather-may-have-caused-plane-crash-says-ceo-sydney-morning-herald ).

Logical reasoning is built on syllogisms. Example: If an animal has feathers, it is a bird; a buzzard has feathers; therefore a buzzard is a bird. But CBC reasoning is based on what we might call silly-gisms. Like so:

Really bad weather is caused by Climate Change.

The plane crash was caused by bad weather.

Therefore Climate Change caused the plane to crash.

Note: if you can’t see that this is silly reasoning, you have good cause to worry about your intellectual capacity. But here are some hints to help you. 1. There is no such thing as a global climate. 2. The climates found on the earth are constantly changing. 3. There has always been bad weather, even really bad weather: long before there were any airplanes.

As the year draws hourly to its close, the sheer idiocy of Global Warming arguments continues to deepen.

What causes Global Warming?

Your car, but not Al Gore’s private jet. Your home air conditioning, but not the ruling class’s mansions. Also involved as causal factors are Income Inequality, Homophobia, Racism, Binary Gender Definition, White Privilege, and, of course, the crime of Climate Change Denial. In 2010 a poll taken by Enviro-something-or-other, paid for by “eight advocacy organizations,” reported that 80% of Canadians believe Global warming is caused by “consumerism” ( http://www.cbc.ca/news/consumerism-causes-climate-change-poll-1.953486 ). Nothing phony about that, kimosabe–even if an 80% consensus is more like an old Saddam Hussein re-election number than anything from the real world. But the CBC reported it with great enthusiasm.

They want to redistribute your money, take away your freedoms, reduce your standard of living, and feed their own insatiable appetites for power for its own sake–all in the name of Saving the Planet.

May God deliver us out of their hands.

P.S.: My thanks to all the visitors and readers who made 2014 such a successful year for this blog. See you tomorrow! Which will be next year.

The Global Warming Fantasy Factory

I write fantasy novels, and one of the purposes of this blog is to try to get people interested in my books.  I write stories about people who do not exist, living in an imaginary world. My work is fiction.

Which is to say, it’s getting kind of hard to tell the work I do from the work done by various “journalists” and politicians. But there is a difference. My work is plainly labeled “fantasy.” Their fiction is labeled “news” and “public policy.”

Lately they’re  calling it “narrative journalism,” which is a euphemism for “not true.” Somehow plugging in the euphemism makes it ethical and respectable to tell lies. Hey, the lies are in a good cause–the furtherance of the howling-at-the-moon Far Left political agenda.

The crown jewel of that agenda is Global Warming. It is fiction packaged as “science.” If they can only make it stick, the world’s ruling class will justify anything they do, and I do mean anything, as necessary for Saving The Planet.

No matter how many times they get caught lying and cheating, the Global Warming “scientists” just will not give it up. Nor will the global big shots. The payoff is just too dazzling. And so we have the United Nations, that weird collection of socialists, Islamofascists, dictators, and clowns, gearing up to hold a great big Global Warming confab.

And all the lefty journalists are breathlessly reporting that the Pope–the Pope, mind you!–is even now preparing an encyclical exhorting Roman Catholics, as a moral imperative, to “fight Global Warming” ; and he’s gonna show up at the big UN pow-wow to lead the charge.

This is narrative journalism.

It is not true.

Official Vatican sources show there is no such encyclical in the works ( http://godfatherpolitics.com/19450/pope-call-action-global-warming/ ). This is not the first time lefty “journalists” (an oxymoron) have put words into the Pope’s mouth. But he brings it on himself by playing footsy with them.

My fantasy is written to edify and entertain, and there is not the slightest risk that you will believe one of my books is factual.

The Global Warming fantasy is put out there to separate you from your money, take away your freedom, and make fantastically rich people even richer.

I think you’re better off with my stuff.


A Great, Thumping Lie

Let’s see… We’ve got riots all over the place, protesters chanting “Waddawe want? Dead cops,” and waddaya know, two cops get murdered… “flash mobs” looting stores, gangs of “teens”–that means they’re all black–battering and sometimes even killing elderly, defenseless white victims in games of “knockout”…

And our glorious Community Organizer-in-chief, in the sixth year of the first job he’s ever held, says race relations in America have gotten a lot better since he took office.

I know I have to be careful, writing about this: but, gee whiz, what planet is he on? He’s spent six years jumping feet-first into every racial controversy in the news, and always on the side of the black party. Always. And so has his attorney general, who used to be Bill Clinton’s bagman back when that departing president was selling pardons.

Race relations are getting better? Where ought we to look, if we want to see that? Or is it just another one of those broad, sweeping lies that this worst-president-ever excels in? He says the economy’s looking good, too. And Obamacare’s a great success.

The combination of deep-rooted evil and rampant foolishness is a potent one, and that’s what we’ve got in the White House.

We just had an election in which the voters demanded, in no uncertain terms, “Stop him!” And he’s acting like it never happened.

I don’t enjoy writing about politics on this blog. But “race relations have gotten better since I took office”?

I wonder that the very stones don’t cry out against this lie.

UK Doctors Ordered to Rat Out Patients Who Gain Weight

The National Health Service is going to go all out to fight obesity in Britain; and the campaign will begin with doctors snitching on their patients if they put on weight ( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11295265/Doctors-told-to-report-patients-who-put-on-weight.html ).

So much for the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship. Makes it kind of hard to trust your doctor, if you know he’s going to tattle on you.

The story in The Telegraph does not tell us what the government intends to do after they hear that Joe Blow has gained five pounds.

It’s all for their own good, of course. Socialism has so thoroughly infantalized the Brits that the government must literally guide the spoon into their mouths. Supposedly, Britain is “now the second fattest nation in Europe, with almost 25% of Britons classified as obese–compared with a European average of 16.7%,” according to the news article. The head honcho of the NHS says schools, parents, the NHS and the food industry must all “work in unison” to change “attitudes” and whip up a new “national programme” to make people healthier. Get their employers, the honcho suggested, to give out prizes to employees who lose weight.

And if that doesn’t work… well, again, they aren’t saying.

No one seems to be asking why so many Britons are overeating. Is it just because food of all kinds, including sweets and snack foods, is so easily and abundantly available, and it’s a pleasure to consume it?

Is it not so easy to come by other ways of experiencing pleasure?

Are people in this socialist paradise spiritually starving, and trying to assuage this hunger by gulping down food?

Ah, what the heck–whatever it is, government will fix it.

Just like it fixes everything else.

P.S. Thirty-eight years ago today, Patty and I had our first date. In early February I proposed marriage and she accepted. In August we were married. Our employer said, “Can’t you do that on your vacation?”

A Good Day to be Bad

Yesterday was a great day for Team Evil.

Our community organizer-in-chief–who probably couldn’t organize his sock drawer–unilaterally announced we’re gonna have “normal” relations with communist Cuba from now on, thus helping the communist regime hang onto power longer. Well, of course he’s going to help communists.

And Sony announced it’s not going to release its new movie, The Interview, in response to terrorist threats made by North Korea, whose gremlins hacked Sony’s computer system and released a lot of embarrassing emails by Sony personnel. But the bad guys sealed the deal by implying they were going to blow up a bunch of American movie theaters if they dared to show the film.

Remember, a few years ago, when a Canadian film company released a film about assassinating President George W. Bush? Sure, there were a lot of loud objections. But the Bush administration never threatened to kill people to keep the film from being shown. So The Interview, which is about a plot to bump off North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, will not be shown. And another run crosses the plate for the bad guys. You can get what you want by threatening to kill Americans.

One more thing to remember; and Psalm 11 says it best.

In the Lord put I my trust; how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?

For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart. If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?

The Lord is in His holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, His eyelids try, the children of men. The Lord trieth the righteous; but the wicked and him that loveth violence His soul hateth.

Upon the wicked He shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

For the righteous Lord loveeth righteousness: His countenance doth behold the upright.

The Lord is sovereign, the Lord reigneth: and it will not be a good day for the bad forever.


The Hit Man’s Restaurant

Are we getting our money’s worth out of the government’s witness protection program?

Case in point, as told this month by the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

Back in the summer of 2009, a four-time murderer, servant of a prominent “family” of organized crime, was sentenced to 13 years in prison for pistol-whipping one customer and beating up another at his pizzeria–a business bought and paid for by the American taxpayer, and handed to this goon when he entered witness protection.

The court held that the restaurant owner has no right to pistol-whip a customer for complaining about the quality of the calzones: or any other reason, for that matter.

Afterward, the goon sued the Daytona Beach News-Journal for libel for its reporting of the incident. The newspaper described the goon as a former hit man, which the goon insisted wasn’t true, that not everyone convicted of murder is necessarily a hit man. Was he hinting that he committed murder without being paid for it? “I committed murder and that’s not something I like to talk about,” he said during the trial.

The goon accused the newspaper of trying to ruin his life and his business. The fact that he physically attacked his customers, I guess, should not have been reported.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it one of the first things they teach you in business school–not to pistol-whip your customers? At least not in front of the other customers.

Anyhow, there’s the federal government handing over what could’ve been a perfectly fine business to an admitted murderer. Uh, what kind of business background did they suppose he had? Did they think he became a hit man just because he saw an ad for it on a matchbook cover? Was any federal officer daft enough to think this killer would just settle down and be a small businessman?

We ignore God’s law at our peril.

What did God command Noah, when he and his family came out of the ark? After telling them to be fruitful and multiply, and forbidding them to eat the blood of living things, God spoke this law: “Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, by man shall his blood be shed.” (Genesis 9:6) There’s nothing there about setting up murderers in nice little businesses at the public’s expense.

Yeah, I know the arguments in favor of the witness protection program.

But I also know an absurd situation when I see one.

‘No Gender December’ Looks Innocent, but Isn’t

Male and female created He them. (Genesis 1:27)

Who, in our enlightened modern age, is in favor of forcing rigid stereotypes on children? Why, the evil capitalist toy companies, of course, according to an Australian-based group called No Gender December ( http://www.nogenderdecember.com ). Girls have to play with Barbie dolls and boys have to play with toy trucks–because if they don’t, the other kids at school will tease and bully them for not conforming to “gender stereotypes.”

(But didn’t you say public school is the one and only place for kids to go to, if they’re to be properly socialized? Or am I a bad guy and a racist for mentioning that?)

No Gender December wants you to “Take the Pledge,” to wit, “Stereotypes Don’t Belong Under My Tree.” They can’t quite bring themselves to say “Christmas tree.”

Well, all right: we want to give our kiddies toys that make them happy, toys they like. So if my little 6-year-old girl wants a toy truck, or a sack of army men, well, that’s what she’ll get. Really, who can take issue with that?

It isn’t until you get into the website’s Comments section that you see where these people are going with this supposedly good idea. In fact, the first comment you read starts out like this:

“As a nonbinary trans person the gender binary is one of the biggest sources of frustration in my life…”

Something told me they were going to wind up there. I just didn’t expect it so fast.

Let us ask: Why does the entire ruling whoopee crowd of the Western world have such a huge problem with girls being girls and boys being boys, men being men and women being women?

Uh… could it have something to do with depraved, reprobate minds that belong to people who want to replace God’s creation with their own?

Father, deliver us out of this evil and insane age.

Atheists Demand God-free ‘O, Canada’

I try to escape from rot like this, but everywhere I turn, there it is.

As the English-speaking countries race to spiritual extinction, Canada has made a sudden surge with a demand by atheists that the words “God keep our land” be expunged from the national anthem ( http://www.chp.ca/commentary/the-stones-will-cry-out ).

They support their position with a 2008 survey that supposedly demonstrates that 23% of Canadians don’t believe in God. I don’t know why they bothered. Experience shows that all it takes is one single atheist complaining and–presto!–your home town’s 100-year-old Christmas parade suddenly becomes a “Winter Festival.”

So they want new, totally secular lyrics for O, Canada. Maybe something like this:

O, Canada! Our pristine Godless land!

Transgender love in all thy kids command.

With frozen heart, with shrunken brain,

We reject the King of Kings.

We venerate the secular State: the State is everything!

We sell our souls for Diversity–

O, Canada, we’ve made a pact with Hell.

O, Canada, we’ve made a pact with Hell!

It may be objected that atheists don’t believe in souls, or in Hell, for that matter. They don’t believe in anything but the coerced perfectibility of man under the tutelage of self-anointed Experts.

But I couldn’t get any of that stuff to scan.

Canada’s Own Little Inquisition

The Bank of Montreal (BMO)  put out a corporate letter recently that puts it in the forefront of the campaign to exclude Christians and Christian beliefs from public life–in favor, of course, of sodomites. (Source: CHP Comm. Vol. 21, Issue 49, Dec. 2, 2014) Here’s a little taste of it.

“BMO requires law firms with whom we do business to disclose the diversity statistics”–the what? Like, wasn’t this a bad thing when they used to do it in South Africa?–“of their associates, partners and management committee as part of our External Counsel Selection Program.” (Boy, they do blather, don’t they?) “We are the first Canadian bank to do so and are at the forefront of a new frontier in which we not only expect higher standards of diversity and inclusion from ourselves, but from our suppliers as well…”

So they are going to achieve “diversity” by forcing others to conform to their standard of diversity. Well, you know what liberals do to words.

“At the core of BMO’s brand”–oh, please–“is our commitment to providing customers with a seamless, intuitive and personal connection to our bank.” Does anybody know what that means? “Building this human connection requires”–there they are “requiring” again–“customers to view us as more than just a financial institution, but instead as people and partners who understand and reflect their values, priorities and goals.” Got that, you customers? This is what is required of you!

“At BMO diversity and inclusion are part of our core values. It is the BMO’s view that the Trinity Western University Community Covenant, which is required to be signed by all TWU faculty, staff and students, is discriminatory. We understand that the Community Covenant requires abstention from ‘sexual intimacy that violates the sacredness of marriage between a man and a woman.’ We believe that the Community Covenant discriminates against individuals on the basis of–“and here come the sacred cows–“sexual orientation and gender expression.”

So they’re going to be inclusive by excluding everyone who has any connection to this Christian university, especially lawyers who studied at its law school.

Mind you, ask any Muslim–BMO adores Muslims–about sexual orientation and gender expression, and see what kind of answer you get. Not the kind BMO wants. They know Muslims “discriminate” against sodomy; but they won’t chide Muslims for it. They won’t exclude Muslims for refusing to bend the knee to assorted schools of perversion.

It’s sort of a “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

So a Canadian bank singles out Christians and Christian morality for exclusion. Maybe someday that won’t be enough. Maybe someday it’ll be, “Have you ever been a Christian? Is anybody in your family a Christian?” If so, you can’t do business here. Get lost.

I think Canadians should be ashamed of this. Don’t you?

Racial Justice (Blow Me Down)

Now that they’ve fixed Whitey by burning down all the minority-owned businesses they could get their hands on, the Ferguson protestors have popped up all over the country.

They want “racial justice,” whatever the blazes that is. A protestor in New York City, on Thanksgiving Day, carried a sign that offered a definition: “Abolish the Prison, Abolish the Police.”

They ought to get together with the flatworms at Occupy Wall Street, who want to abolish work. No police, no jails, no work. That ought to be a nice society to live in. Apparently “racial justice” consists of being allowed to be a predator upon your neighbor–take his stuff, take his life, no one will interfere. Although if no one is working, soon there won’t be any stuff worth taking.

But before we plunk the Race twanger too many times, let us consider the permanent under-class in Britain. Except for their skin color, and their own unique speech patterns, their behavior and culture is virtually identical to that of the inner-city under-class here in America. The low-class Brits are white, and they’re horrible.

It’s not race that turns people into animals, but government–in particular, government by socialists that promotes socialism. These poor wretched people come out of fatherless homes–I won’t call them “families”–and neighborhoods where no one works, they just sit around on the dole, and the socialization of the young males consists of joining a gang, getting high, committing various crimes, and getting girls pregnant. The socialization of the young females is not much different. This whole destructive pseudo-culture is heavily subsidized by the government so that it will go on forever, the dregs of humanity being a key part of any leftist voting base.

So Dr. Ben Carson is right–it has nothing to do with race, and everything to do with growing up fatherless, without learning any respect for authority, without learning the necessity of work, etc.

And as long as the Democrat Party remains in business;  as long as it desires a permanent under-class as a mine of votes or instant storm-troopers for those occasions upon which leftists feel the need to stir up violence; as long as the under-class is encouraged to believe that every man’s hand is raised against it, and its only protection comes from the liberal plantation-owners and their well-paid black overseers–as long as these things are done in America, there will be Fergusons.

And again, if you think it’s racial, just look across the Atlantic. You may wish to read Life at the Bottom, by Theodore Dalrymple, a former prison doctor and psychiatrist, to discover how close to identical, except for their skin color, are the under-classes at either end of the ocean.