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Spare Us the Lib-Speak

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I think the word that’s truly worn out its welcome with me is “inclusion,” and its adjective form, “inclusive.”

Uh, where is it written that everything has to be “inclusive”? Like, unless it includes everybody you can possibly imagine, it’s not allowed to include anybody.

This is poop.

“Inclusive” words would have no meaning. You have to exclude lots and lots of meanings for any particular word to have a meaning. And how could any kind of group or organization exist, if it genuinely practiced “inclusion”? There is no such thing as a category which includes bloody everything. “We’ve got real inclusion on our college Play-Doh team! Everybody in the world is in it!” Which they’d have to be, or it would fall short of total inclusion.

In ancient days, God confounded the language of mankind (ooooh! I haven’t included wimmin!) at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 11).

Nowadays, total confusion is a do-it-yourself project.


TV Morality — BeautyBeyondBones

Confession: I like watching TV commercials. Partly because I’m an actor and I do a lot of commercials, and so it’s kinda like homework to see what the commercial “trends” are. Some of these trends include: making dads and men seem like dopes or incompetent, ethnically ambiguous “heroes,” the switching of normal gender roles, and…

via TV Morality — BeautyBeyondBones


‘Is It Too Late for Europe?’ (2015)

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it would also be too late for America by now, had Hillary Clinton been elected president in 2016.

But it does look like it’s a bit too late for Western Europe.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/11/18/is-it-too-late-for-europe/

I wonder now, three years later, whether I went too far in blaming Muslims. It seems clear to me now that Western Europe has been committing slow and steady cultural suicide–and that Islam is only feeding on the carcass before it’s quite dead.


‘How Tyranny Grows by Little Bitty Steps’ (2013)

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I find it hard to believe I wrote this as long ago as 2013. Now they’ve opened up the throttle on forcing you to say and do things that lacerate your conscience.

https://leeduigon.com/2013/12/14/how-tyranny-grows-by-little-bitty-steps/

This was pioneered by our friends the communists and eagerly adopted by Western liberals. Nothing quite turns them on so much as bullying someone into betraying himself.


Are We Done For?

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Stalin & Co. Comeback kids?

That story about California’s proposed legislation to ban “fake news”–by which they mean any reportage or commentary that they, the exalted rulers, don’t like–has inspired some gloomy thoughts among my friends. Because the leftid Bad Guys are acting like they have every expectation of getting away with it.

Why do they think they can kill the First Amendment? Well, say some, they’ve just about completed the job of indoctrinating and radicalizing the young people of every Western country, and now all they have to do is wait for us old folks to die out–maybe even give us a little push in that direction. Keeping tabs on the colleges as we do, it’s hard to argue against that point. They really have done the job, and we have not only let them do it–we have bloody well paid them to do it!

I have a pessimistic nature; but I also have a duty to believe in God, and that the Judge of all the earth will do right. I cannot believe that God is prepared to hand over His whole creation to His enemies. Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure… (Psalm 2:1-5)

You don’t want to be in their shoes when the Lord stops laughing.

That day is already marked on His calendar.


‘Are We Smarter than Our Ancestors’? (2015)

In a word, No.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/02/02/are-we-smarter-than-our-ancestors/


Rated PG for…’Historical Smoking’??

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Let’s see… U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (Democrat, Massachusetts) picks up a girl at a party, gets drunk, and as they drive off together, the glorious leader drives into the water. He gets out and runs away, spends the night trying to think of a way to save his political career–while the girl, abandoned to her fate, slowly drowns. Our nooze media wound up calling Kennedy “the lion of the Senate.” Wonderful.

This is the subject of a newly-released feature film, Chappaquiddick. I think “Chappaquiddick” is a Native American word for ‘My political career is much more important than your life.’ And given the sheer seediness of the story, the film is rated PG…for Historical Smoking.

See, the story is from 1969 and some of the characters in it are shown SMOKING, Eeee-yahh! The horror, the horror! Give us sex, give us drownings, give us heartless narcissism on a silver platter

–but don’t show us anybody smoking! Millions of our kids are gonna die because they saw smoking in a movie!

Oh, please. We get this from the same crowd of Democrats who are pushing for the legalization of marijuana as if their lives depended on it. Colorado, California, New Jersey soon to follow–why, smoking pot is just okay!

And we get it from the same freaks in Hollywood who never met a sexual aberration that they didn’t like and want to foist on children. Imagine getting lectured on morality by some pervert from the Disney Corp. How insulting.

Now, I am sure to hear from some leftid who’s going to say, “You support smoking! You hate children! You want them all to die!”

So much nicer to abort them! And then sell the parts. And put the ones who are still alive into “comprehensive sex education” to teach them the joys of transgenderism.

I’ll give up my bad habit if you’ll give up yours.

 


A Meditation: Our Shattered Culture

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It’s a lot easier to destroy a sculpture than it is to create one. Easier to trash a room than clean it up. Any fool can do it.

And it’s easier to wreck a culture than it is to build it.

I was born in a country inhabited by men and women. Now I live in one dominated by freaks. The change happened in my own lifetime, right before my eyes, and yet I can’t explain what happened. All I think I know is that the 1960s came along and after that, we never got our nation’s mojo back.

Today behaviors once, for centuries and even millenia, regarded as wicked and abominable are now deemed praiseworthy, or at the very least, unremarkable. Our very language is tossed upside-down, and not a day goes by but we’re called upon to “celebrate” some new confusion.

Some of us try to put things right again, but we don’t seem to make much headway: again because it’s always so much easier to tear down than to build up. What’s there to do, though, but to keep on trying? At least we kept Hillary Clinton out of the White House. That was something, and it is worth very much. But the deconstruction of our nation continues: the Left is deeply invested in it. They can always turn out a mob for any occasion, no matter how ridiculous.

Pray harder, sing louder, and tell the truth. It may be God will hear us.

The day that this will stop is already marked on His calendar.


We Don’t Need These Robots

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I like to play games on Pogo. I like to chat with my Pogo friends while we’re playing. It’s relaxing. It’s nice.

My wife plays a lot of Pogo, and she likes to win “badges.” A badge denotes that you’ve achieved something or other in the course of playing a game. Players like to collect badges. I’m not into that, but that’s me.

As I play, from time to time a certain advertisement appears in the chat box, offering you the power to “complete and win hard badges quickly”… by signing up for robots, “Badge Bots,” to play the game for you.

It reminds me of someone I knew long ago, who was too lazy to go to the unemployment office to collect his check. We called him “Clams”–although the average clam was a lot more dynamic than he was.

Sheesh! Are we grown too flaming lazy even to play our games? Where’s the fun in having some robot play your games for you? Are we too dull, too inert, even to relax? And what kind of gavone brags about all the badges he “won” by letting Badge Bots win them? Where’s the achievement? How many of us, really, are that dishonest with ourselves?

Other robots turn our lights on or off–you have to shell out for “smart” lights that will obey the robot’s order–because we’re too torpid to flick a switch.

I heard somewhere that the civilized world has an epidemic of obesity. I wonder why. Well, at least we still have the energy and the drive to stuff our faces non-stop. Is that the one thing we don’t want robots to do for us?

I’m reminded of a story Ray Bradbury told in The Martian Chronicles, a poignant, somewhat poetic piece in which all the human colonists on Mars are dead and gone but their robots mindlessly keep performing their now pointless tasks of housekeeping the now uninhabited houses.

Let’s not go there, okay?


‘Yes, the Culture Really Does Matter’ (2015)

Why is it so hard to convince people that this is so–that the world’s in such a mess because of what’s in people’s heads and hearts?

Somehow waving sin around as glamorous and desirable just doesn’t work out well for people born with Original Sin.

https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/29/yes-the-culture-really-does-matter/


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