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  I ordered this expecting something less substantial. There is a greater word count than I thought it would have. The pictures are more rep...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

A Beautiful Book of Wisdom for the Little Ones

 


I ordered this expecting something less substantial. There is a greater word count than I thought it would have. The pictures are more representative and expressive than I thought they would be. And the lesson is sharper and more true to life than I anticipated. The moral lesson reminds me of the lesson we learned from the lie that was perpetrated against Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School. There is more repentance in fiction than by CNN and its accomplices though. 

Henry the Sheepdog & the Wolf of Mossville is not only substantial, sharp, and relevant; it is stylistically pleasing. A lot of work was put into crafting this little gem. I like how ideas are carried through the narrative, like when somebody did something ‘not entirely nice.’ The media outfits competing for customers are perfectly named for kids to enjoy: The Morning Mossville, The Hamster Herald, The Beaver Buzz, The Racoon Review, and The Pup’s Press. The characters, too, are attractive: like Helen the Hedgehog and Karen the Porcupine. And how about ‘Fiddlesticks and Fur!’ and ‘Stuff and Nonsense!’ for exclamations? This little book is so good that I must provide an excerpt. “The Hamsters were horrified. The Squirrels were shocked. The Foxes were frightened. The Possums were petrified.” That’s how you write a book for kids! I am tempted to quote some more. But I don’t want to give too much away. 

The grammar is not everywhere perfect; but it’s almost there. There are many characters to keep track of. But this book should be read to little ones often; and then it should be read by the children themselves more than once. This book is suitable, I think, for anyone who is old enough to understand full sentences. 


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Political Ignorance and What to Do About It

 


When I was a boy, I used to wonder about ‘guerilla warfare’ because I thought the reporter meant ‘gorilla warfare.’ “How come the soldiers can’t outwit these gorillas?” I thought. “They have to be smarter than that, not to mention better-armed.” Pathetic as this ignorance was, it was outclassed by the ignorance of adults who should have known what to answer the boy regarding the nature of these gorillas. They did not know any more than I did, I suspect, who these gorillas were or why they were so hard to beat. They didn’t know a gorilla from a guerilla fighter any more than this little farm boy did. 

Do the majority of adults know that the word ‘guerilla’ refers to unconventional warfare? How many of them, if asked to write down ‘guerilla fighter,’ would write down ‘gorilla fighter’? How many of them actually think that this kind of fighting has to do with gorillas of the jungle? My guess is that multitudes think exactly that. It is reasonable to assume this because we have lately learned that Dar’shun Kendrick, a member of the House of Representatives in Georgia, thought that the coyotes mentioned by President Trump—the coyotes guilty of smuggling illegal migrants across the border—were actual coyotes of the dog family! She doubted that a coyote could carry ‘a whole human’ across the border, which proves that she, among many others, did not know what kind of coyote President Trump was talking about. Unless a person has been made to watch nothing on television except episodes of Lassie and The Littlest Hobo her whole life long, there should be no path to her coming remotely close to believing that a forty pound canine with a single digit IQ has been smuggling illegals across the border into the United States. Legal Lassie and Humble Hobo would never go in for that kind of thing anyway. Wile E. Coyote might. But no one except the fully human South American smuggler has done it—with help from democrats and fake republicans. Except for Representative Dar’shun Kendrick apparently. 

My objections on social media to the attempted coup against President Trump on election night showed me that people must be ignorant of what a ‘coup d’etat’ is as well. This term is even more important to know than ‘guerilla warfare’ and ‘coyotes.’ Indeed, a coup d’etat is what’s likely to activate the coyotes more than ever, and could give rise to guerilla warfare in the imminent struggle over the White House. 

Because people are so easily deceived by headlines and so easily brainwashed by official remarks, the information war must be waged on every platform that right-thinking individuals can still speak halfway freely on. But face-to-face conversation has the best chance, I think, to make a convincing impact. That a coup d’etat is really, actually, undeniably being attempted is worth the verbal confrontation that it takes to try to educate a person on the subject because a coup is the killer of our liberties. A country that is the victim of a coup—of an overthrow of its government—in this instance, through voter fraud—is a country that has been taken over by tyrants. And tyrants don’t allow fair elections to happen after they’ve taken over. A successful coup attempt means the end of being governed by the consent of the electorate. If this one freedom is lost, the citizen becomes a subject or a serf, and he will be dictated to by whoever is devious enough to make it to the top. The natural response to a coup d’etat is a revolution. Whether or not some other way out of a dictatorship is found, it is certain that ignorance cannot be one of them. 

We must try to convince others to become informed about what is going on in politics. Knowledge may begin by learning words like ‘guerilla,’ ‘coyote,’ and ‘coup.’ But systematic education must follow. It is the only way to learn the destructive worldviews behind the words, terms, and concepts that are ignorantly thrown around; and it is a necessary way to increase the zeal that is needed against these worldviews. Without knowledge that leads to zeal against what is wrong and zeal for what is right, we are in danger of becoming passive slaves or even left-leaning fanatics through propaganda. When the institutions of learning are corrupt, the citizen has got to self-educate in order to become politically aware. With this in mind, and for the learner’s humble consideration, I have put together this short list of what may be read for a start. You may learn about proper political ideals by reading Is Capitalism Christian? This anthology is edited, remarkably and unfortunately, by Franky Schaeffer, a man who has rejected what he once endorsed. But the book has a lot of merit. It should be read. You may learn about how tyranny can take you by surprise in Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman. You may learn about the consequences of leftist politics in Because They Hate by Brigitte Gabriel. You may learn about the consequences of secularism and its multicultural madness in America Alone by Mark Steyn. You may learn about the tyrannical world that, to a large extent, we already live in by reading Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and George Orwell’s 1984. You may learn about socialism’s empty promises in Orwell’s Animal Farm. You may learn about how relentless the pursuit is for oppressing one’s fellow man by reading Beasts, Men, and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski; and hopefully you will notice by this book that the ‘Bolsheviki,’ or Soviet Communist, is of the same stamp as our own Liberal Democrat. Have you not noticed that Liberals and Democrats, just like the Communists, do not let anyone get beyond the reach of Big Government? It is even better to listen to Ossendowski’s true story on audio (available on Librivox), for the reader of it, Mark Smith, has the smooth voice of a motion picture narrator. You may learn about the life that a Marxist, Socialist, or Communist will subject you to if he can get away with it by reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. You may learn about how we are being socially engineered in Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited. And, most importantly and firstly, you may learn about how to be received into the Next and Better World by reading Sermons by R. M. M’Cheyne. Politics matter a little and for awhile; what state your soul is in when you die matters for eternity, and therefore infinitely more. 

Maybe you’re thinking that this education is all one sided and that you should learn the other side of politics as well. This is not necessary to do because you have already learned this other side in school, on television, and at the movies. Moreover, you learn it each day via mainstream media like CNN and MSNBC, and on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. You learn it without even realizing that you are learning it. Turn to sites like Rebel News and the Epoch Times while they are still allowed to exist. And follow up R. M. M’Cheyne with C. H. Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Martyn Lloyd-Jones, B. B. Warfield, A. A. Hodge, John Bunyan, and the Puritans generally. 

With such reading and learning you will become equipped to warn others to turn away from that form of politics which will carry you, if its masterminds succeed, into bondage like unto life in North Korea, China, Cuba, and Iran. We are speeding toward this political nadir already. About half of what a worker makes ends up in the greedy jaws of Government. This Beast is getting bigger; its appetite is insatiable; unless we learn how to starve it, it will eat everything that we are able to produce; and then we will despair of being industrious. We will be slaves who are commanded, like the poor Israelites in Egypt, to provide resources without the means to do it. We must learn what we need to learn before we indulge in what we wish to learn because we must learn what we need to learn before we are forbidden to learn.


Friday, August 28, 2020

The CBC Campaigns for Joe Biden in Wisconsin


 

One day in mid-August, 2020 (the 19th, I think) while listening to Radio Canada, which is the French side of CBC, I heard something that I am not supposed to hear. The CBC is taxpayer funded radio. Is the CBC supposed to lean on a particular side politically, then? The answer is no. I just read its mandate. Campaigning for a political party is not part of its mandate. And if the CBC should not be campaigning for a Canadian political party, how much less for an American one! But the CBC is overtly political no matter what nation is discussed on its many platforms. The topic announced for discussion on an upcoming episode of a program on Radio Canada was this one: Since the black community in Wisconsin did not show up to vote in the last election as much as they formerly had, what might get them voting in greater numbers this time? The black community usually votes democrat; if it votes en masse in swing states, maybe Trump will lose. That is the truth that the CBC wants to make manifest as a fact. How plainly in violation of its mandate to have its nose in black neighborhoods of Wisconsin for the purpose of getting Biden elected! 

Are CBC hosts worried about Trump having access to a nuclear button? They pretend to be. If they were really worried, however, they would be worried even more about babbling Joe having the same access. Biden is a demented man (he exhibits clear signs of dementia) who literally doesn’t know where he is sometimes, and yet the CBC campaigns for him. The CBC needs to be deconstructed and defunded.

Among its mandated points, I read that the CBC is mandated to serve ‘special needs.’ In practice, this means to serve everyone but white men, Christians, and moralists. Another mandated point is to ‘reflect the multicultural and multiracial nature of Canada.’ In practice, this means to serve everyone who is not a white man, a Christian, or a moralist. Yet another mandated point is to ‘actively contribute to the flow and exchange of cultural expression.’ In practice, this means to serve whatever cultural expression that will help to tear down white men, abolish traditional religion, and contribute to immorality. Canada was never Christian. But it is becoming increasingly savage and heathen. It is destined, if not soon turned around, to become a third world country.      

There is still time for the purveyors of wickedness to repent of their evil deeds. But one day this verse will have fully come to pass: “Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever” (Psalm 9.5.) The more wicked society gets, the more I look forward to Judgment Day.


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Typical CBC Talking Points

 

Here are the CBC talking points for one fine day in August, 2020: Finance Minister Bill Morneau did do a silly thing, but his resignation has nothing to do with the WE Charity scandal; Chrystia Freeland will fill his post, which is great because she will be the first woman ever to fill it, and we are in a ‘she-cession,’ not a ‘re-cession,’ what with all the unemployed women out there; since an epidemic is no time for partisan politics, don’t judge the Liberal government if it’s crooked. 

This, essentially, is what I heard on CBC Radio when Bill Morneau resigned after his latest ethical breach. The CBC covers for the corrupt Liberals, warns us not to judge, and entirely dismisses unemployment affecting men.  

Crooked financial affairs are called ‘a false balance’ in the Bible, which kind of balance is an ‘abomination to the LORD.’ (Proverbs 11.1.) This covers PM Trudeau, his finance minister, and their associates in crime who are plunging Canada into irrecoverable debt. Whoever commits what is abominable will be judged by the LORD. 

“Riches profit not in the day of wrath” (Proverbs 11.4.) This covers, not only our politicians, but the richly-paid CBC, which invariably defends Liberal profiteering at taxpayers’ expense. The CBC is made up of people, real people that are made, not only of flesh and bone, but of soul and spirit.  Like everyone else, these people have sin natures that make them accountable to God. Riches gotten from the taxpayer via the unrighteous government might profit somewhat now; but they’ll profit no more than mothballs in the day of God’s wrath. If gold cannot save, be sure that mothballs can do nothing. 

“Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you” (James 5.1-4.) This judgment shockingly fits both our politicians in Ottawa and the CBC hosts across the country. Yes, it shockingly fits—even the part about condemning and killing the just. How many persons have been driven to suicide on account of lost livelihoods?—: small businesses and jobs that were cut off due to the cruel obstruction of our oil sector and then because of a ‘pandemic’ that has done less harm than the annual flu! And while businesses are being ruined, and their owners killed through loss of hope, what does the government and the CBC do? The government fills its pockets even more than usual; and the CBC madly helps to extend quarantine measures as if the bubonic plague is threatening to kill off the whole world. The CBC wants more billions for more years of fake work; so it does what it can to make sure the lying Liberals continue to rule, just in case a conservative might finally live up to his promise to defund it or at least diminish it. But there will be a reckoning. There is a LORD who judges what is abominable; there is a day of wrath approaching; there is a day of slaughter preparing: a slaughter by the LORD of sabaoth. From this there will be no stonewalling, no filibustering, no evasive speech, only irresistible acquiescence. 

“Repent, for the kingdom is at hand.” This command, if humbly responded to, can still lead to salvation from the coming wrath of God. It may be that a person has better odds of seeing a UFO than catching a politician reading a Bible; and better odds, too, of getting struck by lightning than hearing a CBC host do something else with the Bible than make fun of it. Trudeau and Morneau are rich. A CBC host, like Wendy Mesley, for example, is rich. (Her salary was well beyond the quarter million dollar mark the last time I checked.) She’s probably still getting paid even though she’s under some kind of suspension for using the N-word. “A rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19.23.) Yes, hardly, but “with God all things are possible” (verse 26.) When have we witnessed a politician or a CBC host repent, though? I will not say that they are all past the possibility of receiving grace to do so. But I do confess that sometimes—maybe most times—I have a hard time believing that I will ever see or hear an instance of it. 


Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Fall of a CBC Radical

 



Wendy Mesley has been with the CBC for two decades at least. Hired for beauty as much as for merit, no doubt, she has been a dependable conduit for mainstream narratives all that time—until a few weeks ago—until the summer of 2020, a devastating fate-filled year for so many. Now she’s ‘suspended,’ which is a euphemism, usually, for the word ‘fired.’ Wendy was a mainstream talking head, a television personality who spoke, not her own thoughts, but rehearsed talking points. It’s hard to keep your talking head above the waves these days, what with the unpredictable winds and manufactured storms that continuously assail. You have to be a big fish in order not to drown. Wendy thought she was big enough. She thought she was one of them sea serpents with the long neck above the water mark. You’ve got to be a big fish to be able to use the N-word with impunity. B. Hussein Obama was big enough to do it. His neck was long enough. Dr. Laura drowned by her audacious use. This was no surprise, given her conservative color. Not many necks are long enough, moreover, on the conservative side. How ignominious to Wendy’s proud gills to discover that she could be fired for the same reason as conservative Laura was canned. Now Wendy is cooked, canned, and maybe even shelved for life. 

A Loch Ness Monster that was wont to menace from shore to shore to shore, seeking whom she might de-platform and devour, is now become a measly landlubber. Should Nessie Mesley be allowed to retreat to her swanky tax-paid den, and that is all? Or should she not get the microphone thrust, and be called upon to answer for the behavior that she falsely accused others for exhibiting? This woman lusted to ruin lives. Recall her rearing her haughty head as she baited Jordan Peterson with the racist hook! This woman deserves no rest until she is made to forward some answers. Maybe if she were given to taste that hook, she would be made to feel sorry. Then peradventure she might take a stroll to the edge of the sea that she has been cast out of, look out upon it with self-condemning introspection, and count all the lives that she has hunted from the water. Each day she should be pursued a-la-Paparazzi. What answers can be given by this fish out of water? Can a reporter please memorize the following questions, and then put them to her in lightning fashion as she runs to her car from the supermarket or the hairdresser? Yes, maybe even from the hairdresser even though her hair is too short to make a good use of one. (Her hair is not short because of cancer, but because of radical feminist ideology put into practice; let me put that in for protection.) 

Wendy Mesley needs to answer some questions. And these questions ought to be asked by a reporter while waving Joseph Conrad’s ‘Narcissus’ in the air before her face for effect. 

“Madam Mesley, what do you have to say about using the N word?” 

“How many times have you used the word?” 

“Have you used it today?” 

“Have you ever painted your face black?” 

“What is your message to the black community?” 

“Wendy, do you believe in slavery?” 

“Are you a white supremacist?” 

“Will you condemn the KKK?”

“Do you know David Duke?”  

“What about this novel? Have you read it? Do you condemn it?”

These questions should all have been memorized so that each one runs off on the heels of the last with relentless, merciless abandon. Shame is for sinners; and she is a big one, though not as big a fish as she thought she was. Her sin is not in the use of the N-word, for it is not a sin to use it. Her sin is in the attempted destruction of lives and livelihoods. Who knows how much harm she is guilty of? She should be poisoned with the very poison that she has been cruelly administering to others: career-ending accusations. She that hounded needs to be hounded back. ‘A tooth for a tooth,’ Wendy. We know that you’re fired already. But is it wrong of us to make sure? 

“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11.3.) The righteous can warn people like Wendy that the portion of the wicked—the wicked who destroy the foundations of religion, freedom, and morality—will have ‘fire and brimstone’ rain upon them unless they repent (verse 6.) Before Wendy manages to get back destroying on some medium or other, she should be deservingly shamed. It is better to be shamed upon now than to be rained upon later by the LORD. Shame may lead to repentance; repentance leads to mercy; and mercy leads to the firewall that sinners need against the wrath of God. If Wendy’s suspension is permanent—and we hope that it is—the least effect that it will have is to restrain her, and thus lessen the misery that she would otherwise endure at the hand of Jehovah. Rejoice, Wendy, you have not such opportunity to sin as before. Take the lowest place, as the Bible teaches, for it is from there that we may best consider our faults, and from there that crumbs of grace may be gathered for our good. 



Monday, June 29, 2020

WHY AMERICA WILL BURN


What is going on in the USA is an attempted revolution, and it will probably succeed. These riots in early June, 2020, are not the first, and there are many to come. If the republicans manage to stay in power, they will soon have to govern in a way that will look dictatorial and martial. They will have to do it this way because the democrats, their donors, their media, and their terrorist wings will have it no other way. The democrats have become so radical that they will not be governed by republicans, only ruled by an iron fist. Every time they can find an excuse to riot, they will run with it. No party, no police force, and certainly not every member of the white race can maintain the innocent conduct that is necessary to avoid giving the democrats an excuse to riot. Like magic, any bad thing that happens to a black person, whether that thing is real or imagined, can be pulled out of the hat to mean ‘systemic racism’—: the absurd charge that racism against blacks is everywhere. And then the riots are on, and cities burn once again. How do you govern a country like that? You have to do it with power. You have to be willing to be called a despot in order to have law and order.   

But the USA will be ruled by an iron fist even if the republicans lose power, and especially in that case because the democrats are now Communists. Therefore if the republicans are smart, they will crush every riot just as a dictatorship would do: instantly and without mercy. That is the only chance, unless a revival of religion happens, that Americans have of not falling into Communist hands. 

America will burn because the democrats want it to burn. If they are out of power, they will riot. If they are in power, they will destroy. But why do the democrats hate America? They hate America because its Constitutional liberty does not allow them to be in power perpetually. They want power because they want resources. And they want resources in order to live in luxury, to look down on others, and to practice debauchery in high places, with impunity. But even if they get everything they want, they will still hate, and they will still burn everything down. But why is it so? They will continue to hate as long as vestiges of righteousness remain, which righteousness can never be entirely extirpated. 

Here is what democrats hate to see most of all. Here is what they want to eradicate by burning America down. Dick and Jane are on vacation with Mother and Father to celebrate the end of school and the baby that’s on the way. They’re driving to Yellowstone National Park in their brown ranch wagon. The Bible is on Mother’s lap; and Father plans to stop at a gun show on the way in order to buy Dick his first rifle. What will Mother buy for Jane? She plans to buy her a new red dress that is so long that it will cover not only her thighs and knees, but also her calves and ankles. And what does Jane think about that? She thinks that’s just swell because Mother knows best. Besides, Father says that Dick will let her shoot his new rifle when they get home, but not before she sets the table for Mother and after the family prays and sits down for dinner to talk about the trip. 

“He that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked” (Proverbs 29.27.) As long as a few families in the nation are ‘upright in the way,’ wicked democrats and their loathsome allies will not be happy. To quote their refrain, “More needs to be done.” They will never be happy; but they will be less miserable if they can get rid of the last of these upright families. They know the obverse of that proverb, which makes them hate all the more. They know that ‘an unjust man is an abomination to the just.’ They can feel the disdain that just people have for their wicked ways, and they can’t stand it.  

This is why America will burn. It will burn unless we can generate Dick and Jane families all across America immediately. But no, it must burn even then. It must burn for a more fundamental reason than wicked, democrat hatred. God must judge America for its many sins, especially abortion. As for slavery, that has been paid for many times over. Since this judgment must happen, our prayer should be that it will happen by a plague—a real one. That would be more merciful than being judged through migrants, Communism, famine, or the loss of power to run homes and transport goods. A plague is the quickest way. Take the punishment, don’t complain about it, bury the dead, repent, believe on Jesus like the settlers did, and then live like Dick, Jane, Mother, and Father. That is the best we can hope for. Our nations have committed so much wickedness that we must assume that we are in the place David was when God asked him to choose a method of punishment for his sin of pride in numbering his people. “Shall seven years of famine come upon thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days’ pestilence in thy land?” (2 Samuel 24.) David chose to fall ‘into the hand of the LORD’ because the LORD is more merciful than enemies. And so the LORD sent a pestilence instead of war. If enough Americans united in prayer to acknowledge before God what they deserve, maybe the USA would be granted a new beginning. But, you see, united prayer will never happen, not in actual earnest contrition, at least, because even the people who are not democrats are more proud than humble, not to mention ungodly enough to be practically atheists. They would not even know that the faithful and the heathen should not be praying together and that such a mixed multitude of belief and unbelief will not be heard by God. Interfaith prayer must be avoided, shunned, and condemned by every faithful believer in Jesus Christ. Then united prayer among faithful believers may begin. But the few families who would pray—the few who are ‘upright in the way’—these are not numerous enough nor pious enough to draw down such a huge response from the LORD of heaven and earth. This means that the USA will have it rough; but it will have it no rougher, maybe, than the rest of western civilization will have it, all of which must fall, just as Babylon fell, just as Israel fell, just as Judah fell, and just as Rome fell. America’s best days are behind, not before. If its best days are not behind, it will be a long time until we see these best days. America must be judged, not because we hate America, but because the LORD hates wickedness.

Shall we eat, drink, and be merry then, while we still can? We dare not do that because our payment on earth for sins is nothing compared with what we must pay hereafter for those very same sins. Mother, Father, Dick, and Jane must be more than conservative; they must be born again. They must obtain the righteousness of Christ by faith, not so much for this world, though that is important enough, but for the everlasting world to come. 

Friday, March 20, 2020

Bully Boosting by the CBC



Hosts at the CBC hate capitalists even more than they love socialism. We know this because even though the CBC receives $100 million per month from capitalist taxpayers, these parasitic socialists are not satisfied with producing boring content that almost no one will listen to or watch, but pass much of their time hating capitalism and capitalists wherever these may be found. Socialism’s attributes include greed, envy, and covetousness. But its chief attribute is hatred.

It is the nature of socialists to hate and to persecute. A blue-collar billionaire like President Trump who works overtime to free his citizens from unemployment causes lazy socialists a lot of shame. A president who donates his presidential salary to good causes is a shameful reminder of generosity to stingy socialists who live off the resources of others. The capitalist, therefore, must have hatred incited against him. 

The CBC’s Rita Celli, for example, did a call-in show for no other reason than to justify the mocking of President Trump. She did this on December 9th, 2019 on her money-wasting radio broadcast called 'Ontario Today.' That episode is shamelessly called, ‘Laughing at Trump: Does it Matter?’ That should be ‘President Trump’ to Rita, but maybe she hasn’t accepted the results of the 2016 election yet. Rita’s hate-filled helper for this day was Susan Delacourt from the Toronto Star, another medium that lives on Canadian taxes. During this extra-special Trump-hating episode, Rita suggests that mocking Trump might be a form of ‘bonding.’ She wouldn’t like bonding to happen by her being made fun of, though. Why not? Because, as a socialist, she’s necessarily a hypocrite. 

CBC hosts want us to believe that they are crusaders against bullying. In truth, they are hypocrites who encourage bullying. They are haters who incite bullying. What would happen if someone did a call-in show about whether or not it matters if Rita Celli is laughed at? Well, little Rita would collapse into a depression and summon help from the government to make the laughing stop and to make the laughers suffer by the hammer of Canada’s lawless Human Rights Commission. 

Even the President of the United States must be defended against bullying because bullying is always wrong. Bullying is never a virtue; it is an evil deed that is too often imitated. Therefore bullies like Rita Celli and Susan Delacourt must be denounced. It would be better if they were fired. But we have better things to do than to campaign for the loss of their cushy jobs; besides, Rita and Susan might not be able to survive without taxpayers paying their way. 

When CBC Radio was founded in 1936, something better than smoke and vinegar was likely transmitted to its listeners. Since a few decades ago, however, and certainly by the year 2000, CBC Radio has done little more than help to fulfill this verse from the Bible: “As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him” (Proverbs 10.26.)
       

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Book Review of Ezra Levant's 'Libranos'


Ezra Levant, The Libranos (Canada: Rebel News Network Ltd., 2019), 137 pp.

As the cover of this book artistically shows, the Libranos is the Canadian Liberal government. Liberal Prime Minister Trudeau and his political operatives are the Libranos, just as Prime Minister Chretien and his Liberal network were the Libranos back before the less corrupt days of Conservative Prime Minister Harper. ‘Libranos’ is the word ‘Sopranos’ Liberalized. The Sopranos is a show about a fictional mafia family. I have never seen the show, and it probably no longer airs.

We who watch the Ezra Levant Show do not learn a lot about Trudeau and his Libranos from this book. We have been well informed by the show. But The Libranos should be read by everyone who relies on the CBC, the CTV, the Globe and Mail, or the Toronto Star for news about what really goes on in our capital when the Liberals are in power. This is ‘the other side of the story,’ which is the motto of Ezra’s Rebel News. Of the two dozen or so books that have been written about Trudeau, The Libranos is the only one that has been singled out by the Liberals for censorship; the only one whose author has been interrogated, Communist-style, for writing; and the only one that has shot up to number one on Amazon (Canadian side) after the Liberal government’s goons were shown, on video, trying to scare its author. It was after Ezra published the video of the interrogation that I decided to read the book. An author who is grilled by government-sent goons for the book he wrote is an author who deserves his book to be read. An author who is targeted, intimidated, and threatened by the government for the book he wrote deserves his book to be read. An author who stares down former RCMP officers in a scary back room must have written an important book that embarrasses a corrupt government; he deserves his book to be read.             
The statement that best summarizes the corruption, which is carefully backed up with facts and figures, is this one: “Butts [Trudeau’s best friend] may have earned enough to retire after just three years working in government” (p. 131.) This possibility is understandable from the fact that ‘more than $300 billion in new debt’ has been run up since Trudeau took office (p. 125.) 

Watchers of Ezra’s show may not learn a lot from this book. But we do learn a little. In chapter four we learn some things we didn’t know about the Charter; in chapter eight we learn more about the festival where Trudeau groped a reporter; in chapter eleven we learn more about Trudeau’s truancy. In his first year as PM, he “flew off to tropical St. Kitts, went skiing in Whistler, celebrated Carnaval in Quebec, chilled at an exclusive resort on Fogo Island, N.L., surfed in Tofino, hit the beach in the Bahamas, added extra personal time to an official trip to Japan to celebrate an ‘anniversary’ that had actually already passed, and caught Hamilton on Broadway during a getaway to New York City” (pp. 131, 132.) 

That quote about Trudeau’s many vacations is one out of only two sentences that I check marked for eloquence. This book is far less eloquent than it is average. It is written in the popular point form style, often with short sentences that stand in for whole paragraphs. The sentence fragments are particularly wearisome. “To repeat: Trudeau. Hit. A. Woman. On the floor of the House of Commons” (p. 88.) Writing like this, to use Ezra’s own word for something he hates, is ‘gross.’ A writer should have too much respect for the written word to write like that. No matter what we write, it should be written well, even if it’s a book of nonfiction. The other annoyance is the lack of editing that went into this effort. If I had counted all the faults that an editor should have caught, like the unintentional repeating of words, the number would have risen to fifteen or more. Sometimes the line spacing even varies. Inadequate editing may demonstrate that Ezra Levant is on a low budget like his viewers are on. But even a writer on a low budget can get better editing done than this. 

Though this book is brief enough to be called a booklet, it is annotated to the number 289! This is the book’s greatest strength: whenever wrongdoing is alleged, it is alleged with evidence. When its author was interrogated for writing the book, he was berated, not for defamation, but for publishing. This fact, all by itself, suggests that the Liberal government has totalitarian tendencies, but also that the book it is trying to ban must be full of truth.

Four stars: Liberal Government Corruption Meticulously Exposed 

Friday, November 29, 2019

Preparing a Mission Statement



A mission statement is not a creed. A creed should be subscribed to long before a Christian considers writing a mission statement. It is best to form the statement, not by perusing the Scriptures or textbooks, but by drawing on what is understood thus far, with an intention to reform the statement as growth continues. By drawing on one’s mere understanding of what has been learned through the various exercises of grace, one’s journey and goal will be a personal word between a disciple and God—a declaration to be assessed after the statement has been put into practice and has aged awhile. Categories may be written to prompt thought about what a mission statement should contain. For my part, categories naturally emerged after I had written the statement out. My platform line came about as I reflected on the contents of the New Testament, which I had recently read in short order. The new convert should be praying for a mentor to advise him. The more seasoned saint should be praying for converts to guide. 

This mission statement was written on the recovery side of a severe trial, which trial occurred about ten years after my conversion. Provided that I have grown since then, at least in understanding if not pious conduct, I was happy to notice that the statement did not need to be substantially revised fifteen years after it was first drawn up. I had to change a few words for the sake of precision and clarity; that is all.  

PLATFORM 

Faith in the resurrected Christ who sacrificed himself to God for the remission of my sins.    

PIETY

By prayer, instruction, and meditation, to avoid sin and to draw closer to the Father, through Jesus Christ, by the Holy Spirit, in order to know what to do, how to do it, and above all, to know the mind of God.  

COMMISSION

To close with, in order to save or disciple, whosoever God may choose to put in my way, by any means possible, being all things to all people, so long as I am not morally polluted and the gospel is not compromised; secondarily, to be a force and influence to prevent sin in others, even if the result is no more positive than to restrain their potential punishment in hell.

LIFESTYLE

To ensure that my business is righteous and my home godly, and to be regularly employed in a particular ministry that is in harmony with my gifts and talents, often meditating on, and being on the lookout for, whatever might be done to glorify God and to enlarge his territory, remembering to take notice of those who are neglected indeed, knowing that responsibility, rewards, and stature in heaven depend on how I conduct myself in this life.  

CONCLUSION

Being mindful of my future state, thinking and acting justly must be attended with right motives, knowing that spontaneity for God is closer to perfection than mere disciplined action, and that spontaneity through disciplined action is even better, being the action known in revelation as ‘first love’; perseverance in the face of tribulation is the greatest work, and, next to all other works combined, is as everything compared to nothing, being the highest exercise of faith.    

Monday, November 11, 2019

Feminists are like Chihuahuas



Feminists are like Chihuahuas. They make a lot of noise to get attention. They rely on others to compensate for their lack of bite. They are envious. And they are spiteful. I know this because we raised Chihuahuas at home when I was a boy.

This one Chihuahua that we had was called Tina. Tina is a good specimen to select for my comparison of feminists to Chihuahuas because, in spite of her positive attributes, she exemplified all the negative Chihuahua traits to a T. When a morsel of meat was put down for her to eat, she approached it with a dainty step. Then, after taking a sniff, she typically turned up her nose, and walked pathetically away. After this the cat would inevitably make an approach toward the morsel, anxious to eat what Tina did not think fit for consumption. But when the cat got close, Tina would threaten the cat and pretend to want the morsel. Tina would then guard the meat and grudgingly lick it to torment the cat. 

The meaning of the parable is this. The morsel is the kind of man that every woman should want: the delicious red-blooded man. The Chihuahua is the feminist who does not want the man unless another woman wants him. She just wants a man as a delicacy to show off and to make other women jealous. The cat is the virtuous woman who actually wants the man, and for the right reasons. 

This is not all though. When the cat became aggressive enough to make a try at getting the morsel, Tina would rush forward and gobble the morsel up. In like manner, the feminist will make her final move on a good man if she sees that a virtuous woman is about to take him.  

After Tina devoured the morsel, I would have to rescue her from choking by massaging her neck to make the food go down. This is like the feminist who, by getting the good man, bites off more than she can chew, which causes her to choke, whereupon the government steps in to rescue her from her choice. Unlike Tina (the parable breaks down at this point), the feminist spits out the man, who, frequently, is either too used up to attract a good woman, or so put off that he never marries again.           

“It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house” (Proverbs 21.9.) Who is more brawling than a bawling feminist?