Prepare Yourself, O Bethlehem

December 22, 2010 1 comment

Prepare, O Bethlehem, for Eden has been opened to all!
Adorn yourself, O Ephratha, for the tree of life blossoms forth from the Virgin in the cave!
Her womb is a spiritual paradise planted with the Divine Fruit:
If we eat of it, we shall live forever and not die like Adam.
Christ comes to restore the image which He made in the beginning!

Today the Virgin comes to the cave
to give birth to the Eternal Word.
Hear the glad tidings and rejoice, O universe!
Glorify with the angels and the shepherds
the Eternal God, who is willing to appear as a little child!

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The Left, The Ludicrous, and Lennon

December 10, 2010 3 comments

A nice little dust-up is taking place between my friend and only commenter BlackisWhite, Imperial Consigliere and his seemingly perpetual nemesis Rutherford Lawson.

Every year when the anniversary of John Lennon’s death comes around, we get treated to that insufferably trite little ditty “Imagine”. Bad poetry, and worse music, it betrays Lennon’s adolescent, collectivist and utopian thinking, as is befitting of an uneducated kid from the wrong side of the English tracks that woke up one morning a multi-millionaire. But to the Left, it is Revelation, a Way Of Being. Because, of course, they’re uneducated dipshits, too.

What is striking is to see the Left take the Calvinist concept of the “inherent evil of Man” and try to use it as a political tool. They “imagine no religion” yet they attempt to alter human nature, the very realm in which religion dwells. And, in the ultimate act of chutzpah, they even hamfistedly invoke the name of Jesus while doing it. One can only conclude that the collectivist impulse is a religion, as it works from the ideas that:

Man is inherently evil-Man has fallen out of Communion with God.
Man can be improved-By taking certain actions, Man can restore that Communion. “The world can live as one”. Further, those actions are ritualistic, like recycling or cutting out carbon emissions or monastic-style asceticism or instituting fairness or “social justice”.
The prophets have spoken-Al Gore, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, V. I. Ulianov, Karl Marx, John Lennon–all are prophets who have revealed the truth of how human nature should be. They have given us the true path and we must follow it.
Here be eschatology– The oceans will rise. Gaia will become angry. Imagine all the People, living life in Peace. No need for Greed or Hunger: a Brotherhood of Man.

They have houses of worship, too. I’m looking at you, Unitarian Universalists. They have co-opted the Episcopalians, and made huge inroads into other formerly-Christian denominations. They can do this because they have twisted this Christian-based culture enough to make attractive but specious comparisons. The same was true in Russia, when the Orthodox Church and the Tsar were too slow to react to the bubbling up of the communist sentiment.

Like David Koresh quoting Scripture, they pick and choose those elements of culture that they can use to aid them. Similarly, they prey on the vulnerable, whether it’s the single mother, the college kid trying to become an adult, or the pipefitter whose union has told him he has no power. They create these weakened people in order to co-opt them and gain adherents. This is the reasoning behind our current state of education, and it is just as John Dewey envisioned. It is the “long march through the institutions”, and its end goal is Utopia.

The Left truly is anti-Christ, in that they are destroying Christian societies with a rush to the Apocalypse. God is not fast enough for them, so they look to bring about the Judgment themselves, like Ahmadinejad yelling down the well to the 12th Imam, “Get ready”. And then, the World To Come will dawn, and unicorns will piss beer, or something.

They of course don’t realize that these Christian themes have so permeated their way of thinking. They believe that their thinking is something new and fresh. They don’t understand history, and like most young, uneducated, and irresponsible people, they don’t even understand themselves. It’s not that they’re bad people. It’s that they are deluded by religious fanaticism.

We don’t need a revolution in this country; we need a de-programming.

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By the Prayers of St. Nicholas, Lord, Grant Us Summary Judgment

December 9, 2010 1 comment

When the South Tower fell, tiny St. Nicholas Orthodox Church was in the way. Sitting on a plot of land of only 1200 square feet, the Church was an institution in the neighborhood, hosting a small but vibrant community of Christians since 1916 and providing a place of refuge to the harried financiers and businessmen that worked in the area. In the end, little more than a few icons and some candles were salvageable.

St Nicholas Church, September 11, 2001

Some nine years later, the lot remains empty. Why?

Though talks between the church and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey stalled last year, church leaders say they’ve been trying to kick-start discussions ever since. But amid debate over whether a proposed Islamic community center should go forward near Ground Zero, government officials threw cold water on the prospect of any deal with the church — telling Fox News the deal is off the table.

“Government officials”? It’s the Port Authority, a private corporation that arrogates the powers of government and enthusiastically backed the terrorist training center mosque Islamic Community Center be built as a muslim war trophy.

But in a hearty βιδωτό σας to the muzzy lovers and their fellow travelers, it appears that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America has had enough. See ya in court, boys.

“This claim arises out of the arrogance, bad faith and fraudulent conduct of the Port Authority in preventing St. Nicholas from re-building its church at Ground Zero,” the church says in its legal filings.

According to the notice, the church will seek a minimum of $20 million along with unspecified restitution for damages and expenses “incurred in reliance of the Port Authority’s promises that St. Nicholas would be rebuilt at 130 Liberty Street.”

Since 9/11, Ground Zero has been referred to as “hallowed ground”. But it is sullied by the maneuvering, incompetence, backbiting, greed, and arrogance of the government and its handpicked enforcer, the Port Authority. And with government calling the shots, you can bet that winners and losers, favored and despised, will be singled out. For nine years that smoking hole in the ground has remained that way, a symbol of defeat, because the “can do” American spirit has been trampled underfoot by the arrogance of little tiny men *cough Bloomberg cough* and their personal agendas. These “public servants” are not just a drag on our liberties, but active and malevolent enemies of our culture and our values. It’s heartening to see the Church, which has acted patiently and with good will, finally pick up a piss-elm club and threaten to brain the bastards.

My guess is that this will settle quickly. Can you imagine what kind of corrupt goodies they’ll want to avoid disclosing in discovery?

And when did they serve the Port Authority with their notice of intent to sue? On the Feast of St. Nicholas, of course. And that was no coincidence.

Vespers for the Feast of St. Nicholas-Manhattan

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Second Class Citizenry

December 7, 2010 2 comments

Government’s purpose is to perpetuate government. Long gone are the days when governments were “instituted among men to secure…rights”. With a Socialist government firmly in place, preserving and strengthening that government has become the raison d’etre of our “betters” in the class of leeches that refer to themselves as “public servants”.

No where is this better seen than in the manipulation and deception of that most reliable of leftist voting blocks, blacks. Since the early 1970s and Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”, blacks have voted for Democrats by 90% or more. And to keep them on the plantation, our radical leftist government has continued the pandering, protection, and payoff that keeps them mollified. Aware that a loss of the black vote would cost them dearly, even in our modern day fraud-filled elections, the government has in recent years turned up the heat on these efforts.

In a nod to George Orwell’s Animal Farm, the Department of Justice dropped a case it had already won against New Black Panther Party members for voter intimidation. The reason is grotesque:

In a 144-page report completed in November and released over the weekend, the commission said its lengthy investigation had uncovered “numerous specific examples of open hostility and opposition” within the department’s Civil Rights Division to pursuing cases in which whites were the victims.

This is YOUR government. If you are white, it relegates YOU to second-class status. YOU are not protected by the laws. YOU have been singled out for special treatment, in this case to be left exposed to the predations of thugs that just happen to have the same goals in mind as the government: perpetuation of radical, post-modern philosophy in society. Because they support it, their fellow travelers in government protect them.

But a few dropped prosecutions of freaks isn’t enough to sway a whole voting bloc. So what is? Raw payoffs:

Tens of thousands of African American farmers and Native Americans will soon receive compensation for discrimination and mismanagement they allegedly suffered at the hands of the federal government.

President Barack Obama is expected to sign a $4.5 billion bill just passed by the U.S. Congress to settle these long-standing claims.

At a time when citizens are out of work, some literally freezing, the government’s need to shore up its credibility with its most supportive patrons has a price. $4.5 billion. And for what? A pack of lies.

“There is a growing firestorm over the allegations of massive fraud in the Pigford settlements,” said King. “According to sworn testimony by John Boyd, President of the National Black Farmers Association, there are 18,000 black farmers. They could not all have been victims of discrimination. To date, there have been over 94,000 claims made. These numbers speak to massive fraud….”

What are the odds the DoJ will investigate?

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Happy St. Nicholas Day!

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

St. Nicholas of Myra-19th C. Russian Icon

You were revealed to your flock
as a measure of faith.
You were the image of humility
and a teacher of self-control.
Because of your humble life,
heaven was opened to you.
Because of your poverty,
spiritual riches were granted to you. O holy Bishop Nicholas
we cry out to you:
Pray to Christ our God
that our souls may be saved.

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Stick ‘Em Up!

December 6, 2010 Leave a comment

In New York, government officials found $90 million to pay for schools by dipping into money generated by a multistate greenhouse gas initiative.

This opening sentence, from Известия The New York Times, is everything that is wrong with the left, which means the government. A tax based on lies is misappropriated to political payoffs, ensuring ongoing government growth at the expense of our labor. Through intentionally distorted premises,
outright lies, and mafiaesque skullduggery, government has conspired to steal our money and distribute it to their cronies, in this case the Teachers’ Unions, who have destroyed our public education system, but at least they vote, and agitate reliably, for larger government.

This violation of us as free men would’ve sent the founders in apoplexy. They went to war with the world’s superpower over “Taxation without Representation”. We sit back and eat our waffles while a criminal enterprise robs us blind.

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Losing the Plot

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

So Rep. Jeb Hensarling, a member of the incoming Republican leadership team, voted against the deficit commission’s recommendations.

“Although this plan of the commission does many great things with respect to trying to flatten the tax code, save Social Security for the next couple of generations, its fatal flaw is its failure to deal with the single largest driver of fiscal insanity, and that is our health care program,” Hensarling said.

No, you moron. The “fatal flaw” is socialism. Have you ever considered following our Constitution? Health care, ponzi schemes, “fair” tax codes…. point ’em out, asshole. You’re outside your bailiwick.

The social contract is that you preserve our rights, for hire, and otherwise leave us alone. Do your job, Jeb.

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Not A Christian Nation

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s Sunday, the first day of the week, which means it’s the Day of Resurrection and time for “Not A Christian Nation”.

At the National Gallery of Art, just in time for the Nativity, we have “Hide and Seek”, a taxpayer funded gay orgy of adolescent angst passing as something of value. Controversy surrounds the opening scene of Fire In My Belly, a film by David Wojnarowicz, whom we last heard from, I think, when he played opposite Abe Vagoda in “Barney Miller”. Warning: the film sucks, and features a guy cranking one off.

WWTCD? (What Would The Commies Do?) From The Naked Communist by Cleon Skausen as read into the Congressional Record 1/10/63 by Rep. A.S. Herlong, Jr.:

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums.
24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” Skousen claimed Communists sought to encourage the practice of masturbation.

I’ll be damned. They even got it in order. They must have a copy of the checklist, too.

Worse, of course, is the fact that this stuff is so bad. It is really, really bad. My daughter did far more high brow shit in a stop-motion with Webkinz and a $49.99 digital camera. It was Edward Hopper compared to this crap. Offensive? Check. Gets a shot in at Jesus? Check. Gives the shitballs something to whine “censorship” about? Well, yeah. That’s Job One so they don’t mess that up. Take that you Christers!

In other news, the traditional “Secular Humanism Trumps Christianity as Our State Religion” crowd is protesting, what else, a Nativity Scene in Denver. You can read it, but you already know what it says. Same old shit.

It’s “Christmas”, assholes. “Christ Mass”, “The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ”, not the Solstice, not Winter Break, not The Holidays. You don’t like it, don’t take the day off.

As Christians, we’ve been through this before. From Diocletian to Stalin, we’ve withstood far larger assaults. Your whimpering lawfare bullshit is laughable. “Happy Holidays”? “Season’s Greetings”? Come on. Your heroes the Soviets tried much harder, though with your ownership of education in this country, I have to give you props for following the script.

A Soviet teacher must be guided by the principle of the Party spirit of science; he is obliged not only to be an unbeliever himself, but also to be an active propagandist of godlessness among others, to be the bearer of the ideas of militant proletarian atheism. Skillfully and calmly, tactfully and persistently, the Soviet teacher must expose and overcome religious prejudices in the course of his activity in school and out of school, day in and day out.
–F. N. Oleschuk, Secretary of the League Militant Atheists in Uchitselskaya Gazeta 26 Nov 1949

They went underground, which I’m sure would suit you just fine. But we won’t. This is America, bitches. We’re not Russian peasants. We don’t back down and end up here:


…and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. — Luke 22:36

Blow me.

Early 15th Century Icon of The Nativity--Annunciation Cathedral, Moscow

3 AM Text Messages

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

They’re never good, and not in a “Texts From Last Night” way to us old codgers. Of course, it’s deer season, so the text from my older brother at a quarter after four saying “Get up-deer are moving” was no surprise. It was the other one, that he had sent 45 minutes earlier. “I won’t be there. Arnold died of a heart attack last night”.

I’ve known Arnold my whole life. My brother’s best friend, he was a giant of a man. Gruff but gentle, a booming voice that rarely uttered an oath, he had hands the size of dinner plates that could lovingly cup a mourning head or, most famously when he once lost his temper in a bar many years ago, crush a rocks glass.

His parents lost another son many years ago to a firearms accident, and now they have lost Arnold, who lived right next door to them. He has a daughter, and a son in college who may one day play offensive line in the NFL given his size and speed and smarts. He was a good man, and my world is poorer for his absence.

Remember, O Lord, your servant in your Kingdom.

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Wonder Why Parents Are Homeschooling?

December 4, 2010 Leave a comment


District Superintendent Floyd Gonella disagrees in this case.
“We do not feel that this is an area that students can opt out and we feel this is an area we don’t have to give prior notification,” he said.

A program of “same-sex education” for K-5? WWTCD? (What Would Teh Commies Do?):

From The Naked Communist by Cleon Skausen as read into the Congressional Record 1/10/63 by Rep. A.S. Herlong, Jr.:

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

It is a reality, but it is none of those things. Adults know about it. Every adult knows at least one gay person. Every gay person knows they are not normal. But to indoctrinate children is to control a generation, as both Lenin and Hitler knew. Homeschooling has gone from a fringe movement to an accepted educational method precisely because the schools, which is the government, have instituted socially subversive curricula–on our dime.

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