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Want Moral Equivalence?

I think most reasonable people, right, left or other, would agree on principle that they do not endorse activists who endorse violent tactics. We would all agree that we want no part with groups who are about violence.

White supremacists were able to gather a few hundred idiots for their best showing recently in Charlottesville.

White supremacists in America have been responsible for how many deaths recently? Planned Parenthood, around half a million each year.

The Women’s March on January 21, 2017, was a march for the purpose of protecting the freedom to end the life of your unborn child. There is no way to abort non-violently. Millions enthusiastically joined the world over.


Just When You Thought the Civil War was Over…

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the statue-smashers in the southern U.S.  touched off a war of secession?

They are all about declaring their hatred of the established powers-that-be. They are setting themselves against the duly elected president of their own nation, and calling him “not my president.” Struggling to incite and delegitimize with the goal of establishing their own power structure. Shouldn’t this sound familiar?

Confederates rejected the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, separated from the United States of America, and established their own false government. Violent protest throughout.

It might be better to learn your history. That is the only way not to repeat it. To erase it is to condemn your children to do just that. But you didn’t wait for your kids! It’s too tragic to laugh at the activists decrying the Confederacy in order to establish a Confederacy.

It does seem as though the people who have recently discovered “1984” haven’t cracked open their brand new copies yet. Erasing history is the indispensable tool to totalitarianism.

What did we learn in Charlottesville? I’m afraid we did not learn that perfect-as-fairy-tale narratives are too perfect to be real, that you should not trust the motives of the pusher who offers you the drug that you crave most, and that manufactured protest events kill real people just as effectively as spontaneous protests do.

Besides, if you’re going to pull down the memory of racist heroes from our past, the most obvious target ought to be Margaret Sanger.

The First of Several Musings about My Family Home

We have cleared out my mother’s home. She is still with us, but must live in the nursing home now. We have to sell the house.

It’s my home. It’s always been my home. I was born into that house and I’ve always had free access to it; I have never lived further than one mile from it. Even now, I live only several houses down on the other side of the street; I can look into her foyer from my foyer.

But it’s empty now. She is not there. No one is there. And all the stuff: the items that filled the home I knew, gone.

Except for what I saved, which is quite a bit. That all sits in my first floor, waiting to be gradually assimilated into my family’s life, into our home. Into our history.

There is a lot of family history. I have books from the 1870’s forward. Books with my father’s mother’s signature on the first page: this book belongs to Mary Elizabeth Holden, and her address. She would have been a teen or young adult. A postcard she wrote from Atlantic City with her photo, aged 18. It is dated 1904.

My mother’s father was presented with a book labeled to him on the inside cover while in the service in World War I: The First Battalion: The Story of the 406th Telegraph Battalion. Inside the cover is a folded page. It is a propaganda leaflet from the Germans. It begins: “The German Peoples Offers Peace.” One side is in English, the other is in French.

There are many items like this, objectively interesting as objects which preserve our past, or things which keep alive the memories of relatives long gone.

Here is one which anyone but me would have thrown in the trash. After all, we couldn’t save everything and my parents were Depression kids and hoarders. It is meaningful only to me. Some context. My father was not an overly affectionate fellow, he tended to be difficult and I must admit that, as a child, I was uneasy when he was home. He was not abusive in any way toward his children but he was an anxious person. Enough said.

It is a corner of a loose leaf sheet about 3″ x 3″. My father tore it off and kept it. In my “fancy” printing: Get me up at 6:30 to do my homework. Madelyn.

Above that, in my father’s unmistakable hand:


age 9


note in mirror



One Woman’s Mission to Expose the Western-Funded Abortion Industry in Africa

One Woman’s Mission to Expose the Western-Funded Abortion Industry in Africa

Obianuju Ekeocha is an African pro-life advocate who is making a documentary: “Killing Africa.” Excerpts from this article:

“It will show a side of Africa never covered by the usual international press. The main ones are CNN and BBC. They ignore stories that don’t fit a certain narrative. All these news organizations are interested in is showing how much Western funding given to Africa for ‘reproductive health’ and ‘family planning.’
The new film will show exactly what happens at the end of these “reproductive health” funding streams. It will show how abortion is being pushed by Western organizations in Africa. And it will show how abortion is inflicting so much pain on African women.”

” Another aspect of the documentary will show the heart-wrenching end result of some of the multi-million dollar contraception projects. Poor and rural women suffer the debilitating side effects (everything from numbness, to headaches, dizziness, sporadic bleeds and loss of libido). Most of these women didn’t just decide to use artificial contraceptives. They were talked into Western-sponsored “free” contraception. Yet when they struggled under the side effects, they had no money to go to the hospital to get treated or have them removed.”

Their voices are some of the world’s ignored and unheard voices.”

Help for Africa

If we’re talking about the progressive West’s perspective of the African continent, paternalist and elitist are the kindest descriptors that can be used.

Trudeau to Send Millions

But I would use words like racist, extortionist, megalomaniac, xenophobe…… These wealthiest of the wealthy, whitest of the white statesmen from the wealthiest places in human history dictating to their poorer and less-white neighbors, coercing them to eliminate their children.

Who is imperial? Who is the force behind injustice? Who is the self-appointed arbiter of the value of human life? I’m afraid it’s “progressives.”

It sure sounds like a march back toward the past to me–the very ugliest of our past. Why don’t you just say what you mean: There are too many of you dark people using up my resources. Here’s money. Kill more of them.

My church recently sent our pastor and another elder to Liberia to visit a ministry operated by a Liberian pastor who worshipped with us for some time last year. They were shown the hospital. The maternity department consists of a stretcher in an otherwise empty room.

Maternal deaths in labor and delivery are high there. There is urgent need for medical equipment and medical expertise. We sent what we could but imagine how transformative the results would be if the Gates or the Trudeaus sent that for which their beneficiaries are asking instead of imposing their will upon them.

An atheist explains the real consequences of adopting an atheistic worldview

“I see a lot of atheists these days thinking that they can help themselves to a robust notion of consciousness, to real libertarian free will, to objective moral values and duties, to objective human rights, and to objective meaning in life, without giving credit to theism. It’s not rational to do this. As Frank Turek said on the latest episode of “Cross Examined”, atheists have to sit in God’s lap to slap his face.”


A conflict of worldviews A conflict of worldviews

If you love to listen to the Cold Case Christianity podcast, as I do, then you know that in a recent episode, J. Warner Wallace mentioned a blog post on an atheistic blog that clearly delineated the implications of an atheistic worldview. He promised he was going to write about it and link to the post, and he has now done so.

Here is the whole the whole thing that the atheist posted:

“[To] all my Atheist friends.

Let us stop sugar coating it. I know, it’s hard to come out and be blunt with the friendly Theists who frequent sites like this. However in your efforts to “play nice” and “be civil” you actually do them a great disservice.

We are Atheists. We believe that the Universe is a great uncaused, random accident. All life in the Universe past and future are the results of random…

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