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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Feb 3, 2014
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jan/...

by Robert Knight

The trouble with liberals is not just that they eventually run out of other people’s money, as Margaret Thatcher observed. It’s that they find new ways every day to project their own dysfunctional worldview on the rest of us.

It’s like living next door to a nuclear-waste dump run by the Bumpusses. You’d like to ignore it, but shards of spent fuel keep falling into your yard and setting your dog on fire.

This is how non-progressive Americans increasingly view our ever-coarsening,“progressive” popular culture and the ruling elites who promote it.

They’re aghast at not only the moral meltdown, but the rise of dictatorial executive power in Washington, as explained to us by the president in his State of the Union address, in which he reduced Congress to a helpmate at best.

As for whether the culture is rotten, ask any anxious parent whose child is out of sight for more than five minutes. Ask middle-class wage earners working on their tax return, trying to please an increasingly ruthless Internal Revenue Service.

It’s all connected.

As the moral, marriage-based culture collapses, the government grows bigger to pick up the pieces.

In such a culture, it’s easy for the president and his media allies to stoke the fires of envy and spread more dependency. It works even better when the people are stoned.

Having softened us up with cultural rot, the left is driving for total political control, with little effective opposition.

Failing to hold the administration accountable for a multitude of scandals, the Republican leadership is now trying to figure out how to raise the national debt and to turn 11 million undocumented Democrats into voters.

To suggest we can just tune out the cultural, political and social mayhem and go about our business is a non-starter. There is no escape. Even if you turn off the news, it seeps in everywhere.

Culturally speaking, there is no traditional moral standard that does not evoke a savage response from the dominant culture. Ask Phil Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.”

Likewise, there is no earned money that is not considered fair game for confiscation in the name of progress and “equality.” If you complain, you’re at best a racist, and at worst a Tea Party terrorist for whom the IRS is sharpening its knife.

The worst sin of all in the age of iron-fisted, liberal “tolerance” is to react to moral degradation by failing to facilitate it. If you get caught in a nonfestive mood, like the Christian bakery owners and wedding photographers who think the First Amendment protects their right not to be forced to celebrate sin, you are in legal jeopardy.

Coming to your state, unless you live in Jerry Brown’s California or Chris Christie’s New Jersey, which already have this abomination, is a law that says right is wrong and that wrong is mandatory.

California’s statute, which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld last week, denies the right of parents to take children to licensed therapists to deal with unwanted same-sex desires.

Parents are allowed only to enlist therapists who counsel children to be “gay.” This is America, land of the free?

Isn’t it the liberals who keep telling us to stop imposing our morality on them?

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#2 Feb 3, 2014
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America is not only morally confused, but obsessed with bad behavior. In December, The Wall Street Journal devoted a weekend review section’s front page to an article by Lee Seigel entitled “America the Vulgar.”

After assuring us that he was no prude (his favorite movie is “Last Tango in Paris”), Mr. Siegel does a good job conveying the gnawing fears of many Americans that Miley Cyrus and her obscene “twerking” is the new normal.

“When did the culture become so coarse?” he asks like Rip Van Winkle waking up to a particularly awful hangover.

Insisting that he is “no angry culture warrior,” he nonetheless muses about “a time when there were powerful imprecations instead of mere obscenity — or at least when sexual innuendo, because it was innuendo, served as a delicious release of tension between our private and public lives.”

Well, OK, but the real problem is not lack of sophistication, but the numbing of conscience. Beneath that is contempt for God, the Author of morality.

America’s moral confusion and obsession with materialism was once diagnosed by Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn in a June 8, 1978, Harvard speech for which he was roundly denounced by America’s intelligentsia, led by The New York Times.

Thirty-six years later, another Russian, a former KGB leader whom Solzhenitsyn would regard as a strange bedfellow, recently made similar observations:

“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values . Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan.”

Vladimir Putin may be exploiting our moral decline for his own purposes, but to many weary Americans, his remarks ring true.

We are not yet the world’s Great Satan, as our militant Muslim enemies falsely describe us, but we might consider asking our ruling elites in Hollywood, New York and Washington to give the mullahs less evidence for that claim.

Meanwhile, those with faith in God and a love for a free America need to hold tight, pray for revival and become more actively involved in what needs to be a mighty tide of resistance.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#3 Feb 3, 2014
In 1970 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature but was not allowed to collect it in Stockholm. Solzhenitsyn continued to write and his novel, August 1914 (1971) on the First World War, was banned in the Soviet Union but was published abroad. This was followed by his reminiscences, The Gulag Archipelago (1973). This led to his arrest and after being charged with treason, stripped of his citizenship, and was deported from the Soviet Union.

Solzhenitsyn, who collected the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1974, went to live in Vermont in the USA. He continued to write and Lenin in Zurich was published in 1975. This was followed by two works of non-fiction, The Oak and the Calf(1980) and The Mortal Danger (1983) and the novel, November 1916 (1993).

In 1994 Mikhail Gorbachev restored Solzhenitsyn's citizenship and the charge of treason was dropped. Later that year he returned to the Soviet Union where he called for a return to pre-Bolshevik autocratic government.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn died of heart failure near Moscow on 3rd August 2008, at the age of 89.

I read all his book except the last few.
I have read a lot of countries have picked the habits of America and have become materialistic also. They all love the western style of living, fashion, etc. Even the Muslim women wear makeup and clothes like Americans. When they go put they just put the burka on and cover themselves. Dumb.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#4 Feb 3, 2014
When they go out^^^^^^
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#5 Feb 3, 2014
Tippy, if you don't care for Miley Cyrus the solution is quite simple.

Don't watch or listen.

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#6 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Tippy, if you don't care for Miley Cyrus the solution is quite simple.
Don't watch or listen.
woof
I suggest you follow the same advice when Catholic schools make faculty hiring and firing decisions.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#7 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Tippy, if you don't care for Miley Cyrus the solution is quite simple.
Don't watch or listen.
woof
We all know you're not a big picture thinker, dawg.
In spite of the Canadian fuel in your Studebaker.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Feb 3, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I suggest you follow the same advice when Catholic schools make faculty hiring and firing decisions.
Aww Paco.

I pretty much don't care about those things. Its when the priests start diddling the altar boys and the Bishops cover it up I get upset.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#9 Feb 3, 2014
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
We all know you're not a big picture thinker, dawg.
In spite of the Canadian fuel in your Studebaker.
I don't like Miley either Tip.

But I know where the switch is that eliminates her from my life.

Its called free speech and association dude.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#10 Feb 3, 2014
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
We all know you're not a big picture thinker, dawg.
In spite of the Canadian fuel in your Studebaker.
I find Bill O'reilly and Rush Limbaugh to be morally repulsive. poxes on humanity.

But hey...feel free to ignore the big picture and indulge.

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#11 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
Aww Paco.
I pretty much don't care about those things. Its when the priests start diddling the altar boys and the Bishops cover it up I get upset.
woof
You cared about Carla Hale plenty, Douchie. And looked like a fool doing it.

“PLANET EARTH”

Since: Apr 10

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#12 Feb 3, 2014
Movies, books,TV, video games....
All are more and more risqué as time goes on. Even the commercials are suggestive, and disgusting,especially with young kids watching. Where are the censors,the morals, the common sense?

WHERE ARE THE PARENTS? Teaching their kids?
How far will they go before someone takes the bull by the horns to put a stop to it? Corruption is killing this country.

The longer I live the more disappointed I am in the human race, and what it's become, without question?
As far as TV, etc, we all have a choice...wether to watch or not watch. It's that simple.
We seemed to have accepted what ever is handed to us.....too passive.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#13 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
I find Bill O'reilly and Rush Limbaugh to be morally repulsive. poxes on humanity.
But hey...feel free to ignore the big picture and indulge.
woof
I don't tune in to either program.
But have never heard of either man simulating sex onstage during primetime TV.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#14 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
I find Bill O'reilly and Rush Limbaugh to be morally repulsive. poxes on humanity.

woof
No wonder...O'Reilly roasted your boy's paper thin skin to a crispy brown before the game yesterday.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#15 Feb 3, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You cared about Carla Hale plenty, Douchie. And looked like a fool doing it.
Not really Paco.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#16 Feb 3, 2014
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't tune in to either program.
But have never heard of either man simulating sex onstage during primetime TV.
Oh I dunno about that. I have always considered the performances of both to be pretty analogous to public masturbation.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#17 Feb 3, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>No wonder...O'Reilly roasted your boy's paper thin skin to a crispy brown before the game yesterday.
That mess????

You've got to be kidding.

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#18 Feb 3, 2014
BizzyBee wrote:
As far as TV, etc, we all have a choice...wether to watch or not watch. It's that simple..
You should have left it at that.

This is America, not Iran.

woof

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#19 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>

Its called free speech and association dude.
woof
Not a single progressive can claim to support that.

Free association has been removed since 1964.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#20 Feb 3, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
<quoted text>
You should have left it at that.
This is America, not Iran.
woof
America is reaching failed state status.

If "America" means derelict culture and the welfare state, I don't want it.

Putin2016

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