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What’ll I Do Today? Bash ‘True Conservatives’!

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This bullfrog has nothing to do with the post. It’s just a nice picture of a bullfrog.

Actually, that’s not such a hard question to answer: everything’s closed. I guess I’ll just go outside and have a cigar, and maybe check up on the progress of Quokka University–which is not closed, because it hasn’t opened yet.

I just read an article by some “true conservative” I never heard of, saying that, although President Trump has done a lot of things right, he’s still just a New York liberal at heart, who has no “deep core of true conservatism,” blah-blah. What a lot of schiff.

Who are the “true conservatives”? They’re the ones who are absolutely nowhere to be found whenever liberals are trashing our country and debauching our culture. Live birth abortion? Transgender rights? Same-sex fake marriage? For all these fights and more, “true conservatives” are to be found off on a cruise ship somewhere. Reminds me of a movie called “Ship of Fools.”

What have these self-anointed “true conservatives” ever conserved? I mean, look at us! We now have “Drag Queen Story Hour.” Anybody here from any “true conservatives” over that? The moment there’s a battle to be fought, they’re outta here.

Donald Trump has done more practical conservative action than the whole tribe of “true conservatives” put together with RINOs thrown in.

I don’t mind them going on cruises.

I just mind them coming back.


My Newswithviews Column, March 20 (‘An Interview with Western Civilization’)

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Somebody must have wondered yesterday, “What happened to Lee’s Newswithviews piece? Where did it go?” Please tell me somebody, somewhere, noticed.

Well, it fell through the cracks–I wonder if that ever happened to William F. Buckley–but here it is now.

An Interview with Western Civilization

Yes, it started life as one of last week’s blog posts. Don’t blame me. It was “TheWhiteRabbit’s” idea. I just thought it was a good one. And my wife thinks this is one of the best things I’ve written, so there.

Leftism is a mortal threat to any civilization.


‘Better Living Through Wickedness’ (2012)

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Living proof that you can’t just keep killing the culture and get away with it:

https://leeduigon.com/2012/07/09/better-living-through-wickedness/

God ordained the family for our good. We have trashed it for our bad. The existence of a few really awful families does not mean God made a mistake. It’s just Original Sin working out, as usual, in yet another context.

But anyone who thinks the human race is better off without families than with them is just plain crazy.


Hyper-Humanist Heeby-Jeebies

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I think we all know that the brass ring, for global elitists, is a world government. Absolute power. Because they’re The Smartest Persons In The World and we should consider it a privilege to be ruled by them.

How crazy are these kooks? How filled with hubris? Here’s how they put it back in the Seventies, in Humanist Manifesto 2:

“Using technology wisely, we can control our environment, conquer poverty, markedly reduce disease, extend our life-span, significantly modify our behavior, alter the course of human evolution and cultural development, unlock vast new powers, and provide humankind with unparalleled opportunity for achieving an abundant and meaningful life.”

If that doesn’t give you the willies, you’re probably dead.

Oh! And all you’ve got to do is give up all belief in God, all hope of eternal life and forgiveness of sins, and the last vestige of sane humility.

Now, who’s going to do all these wonderful things? Sinners and idiots, of course. Who else would want to sit where God sits and try to do His job? They’ve got the power of the state and the omniscience of Science–what could possibly go wrong?

But when anything does go wrong, whatever that might be–coronavirus, for example–then it can only be because someone has slipped up somewhere! Things are not supposed to go wrong–not with us geniuses running the show. Some Hater must’ve snuck some sand into the works. Or maybe the ungrateful deplorables out there didn’t do what we told them to. It can’t be that The Smartest Persons In The World aren’t fit to be gods!

The bigger the government, the bigger its crimes. If the 20th century ever taught us anything at all, it should have taught us that.

This creepy pagan pseudo-religion has oozed into our civilization year by year, mostly without Christians even noticing, let alone going out on a limb to proclaim the truth. There is only one person who has the right to set His throne upon the earth–Jesus Christ, and none other.

Meanwhile, the expectation that Everything Is Supposed To Go Right only makes us prone to panic–just as we are seeing in waves of dread and terror over imaginary Climate Change and not-imaginary coronavirus: real, but not The End O’ The World.

Do you really want these self-anointed nincompoops modifying your behavior?

As they confessed once before, and long ago, they have no king but Caesar.

We have no king but Christ.

 


My Newswithviews Column, March 12 (‘Never Give In’)

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They’re ruining it–why?

Some of you will realize that this was published here last week as a blog post, and that I’ve just expanded it a little for Newswithviews.

Never Give In – Never Give Up

Well, why not? I feel strongly about being subjected to spiritual and cultural pollution, and I can’t help thinking there’s a lot more of that sentiment out there than people dare express.

Leftism soils and debases everything–yes, everything–it touches.


‘It’s a Long Way Back to Sanity’ (2016)

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This is what’s being crammed into children’s heads. It will kill our civilization.

I wrote and posted this four years ago, and we’re still as far from sanity now as we were then. Maybe even farther.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/12/30/its-a-long-way-back-to-sanity/

Evil lunatics have invested everything they have in “transgender,” in a concerted bid to collapse our society so they can build something they like better on its ruins.

It’s true we have to defeat them in this year’s election. But that won’t help us if we don’t break their stranglehold on our culture.

And I’m telling you the truth–the biggest thing they have going for them is public schooling. Kill that, and they’re goners.


‘A Glimpse into the Heart of Godlessness’ (2014)

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Last night we had to give up on the new Father Brown season. The episode only took about six minutes to turn into a commercial for abortion; so we aborted it.

Yeesh, is there a lot of crap out there!

https://leeduigon.com/2014/07/20/a-glimpse-into-the-heart-of-godlessness/

I mean, they can’t even make Father Brown anymore without Far Left Crazy preaching. But among the worst pieces of trash we’ve ever seen was this from 2014–American Horror Story. I will watch a lot of toxic tosh because it’s my job to try to understand and explain what’s going on with our culture, but this exceeds the limit.

When Godless people make Godless movies, this is what you get.


How Badly Are We Losing?

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I’m a story-teller, and I consume other people’s stories. It’s fuel. I need it like a car needs gasoline. So, in addition to reading stories, I watch stories online–movies and TV shows.

Lately it’s become almost impossible to find a show or a miniseries that does not subject the viewer to one or more commercials for homosexuality. Some recent examples:

In Brokenwood, a New Zealand cop show, the best and wisest man in town is, of course, openly “gay” and proud of it. And police officers counsel a lesbian not to break up with her girlfriend, because “love” is love, blah-blah. So no more Brokenwood here.

Murdoch Mysteries (Canadian) recently aired its 200th episode. That’s quite a successful series. The hero, Murdoch, is a devout Catholic and a man of high moral character. But this season they have decided to turn one of the regular characters into a homosexual, for no reason I can see.

In some Irish thing we watched, the loving mother says to her son, “Why don’t you find a nice young man and settle down?” If anyone has ever said this in real life, shame on our species.

And last night, in Father Brown, of all places, we were treated to a budding lesbian romance.

There are more, but enough is enough.

We are losing our culture. Oh! And we’ll lose our republic and our freedom, too, if the schemers and corrupt spies and bent cops who tried to undo the 2016 election and take out our president are not punished so severely, and publicly, that no one ever tries to do it again.

Now is not the time to give in. It’s never time to give in. Here are some things we can do instead of surrendering.

Cling to the cross of Jesus Christ, and to the Bible. It’s God’s word, and it will not return to Him defeated.

Pray several times a day, and keep a store of hymns handy.

Stick together and encourage, comfort, and support each other. Here on this blog, we have a Christian fellowship. Many more of them need to be created. Let’s use this dazzling communications technology to build a truly universal Church.

Never go along to get along. More mischief has been done by that than by any other means that I can think of.

Speak the truth, stand up for it. Too many people change their core beliefs just because they’re told to. We must not.

The enemy’s might does seem overwhelming; but even the weakness of God is stronger than they. The foolishness of God is wiser than men. (1 Corinthians 1: 25) It is required of us to keep the faith.

No one ever faced a more daunting, a more hopeless challenge than Winston Churchill did in 1940. He refused to give in. He refused to be daunted. And when the smoke cleared in 1945, Churchill was still standing and Hitler was dead.

Never give in.


‘Fading into Obscurity’ (2011)

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Some authors are wildly successful for a while, maybe even a long while; and yet they and their books wind up slowly fading away.  If you’ve ever read a best-seller list from 100 years ago, you’ll be amazed at the number of famous books you never heard of.

https://leeduigon.com/2011/04/21/fading-into-obscurity/

Here’s a corny cover of The Viking, by Edison Marshall. Just for the record, vikings did not wear horns on their helmets. And dig the 35-cent price! This particular edition now sells for $300.

Since I wrote this in 2011, Patty and I have been able to complete our collection of Arthur Upfield’s “Bony” novels. It seems readers simply won’t let them fade away. You can still find most of them on amazon.com at reasonable prices.


‘Terrible TV and Public Policy’ (2014)

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This one makes everybody’s list of “Worst TV Shows Ever”

With so much experience, so much expertise, and so much research devoted to it, how do TV studios still manage to create shows that are total abject failures?

https://leeduigon.com/2014/04/24/terrible-tv-and-public-policy/

Honestly, how can that happen? It costs an awful lot of money to produce a TV show–and you still wind up with Mrs. Columbo?

If it’s this easy to create truly dreadful television, how hard can it be to create truly dreadful public policy?

Think about it!


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