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It's no mystery why Donald Trump, also known as The Donald and also known here as The Trumpinator, is crushing his bug-like competitors for the Republican Party nomination.
No mystery at all.
Just ask someone – anyone – who is even marginally supportive of the Trump 2016 campaign why they are into that campaign at all and you will almost certainly hear some version of, "Because he speaks plainly! He says what he believes! He doesn't shut up when the PC-police tell him to!"
The truth and apparent political value of this sentiment seems undeniable, at least as far as it goes.
The Trumpinator is indeed speaking plainly. He's rocking boats. He seems very comfortable openly sharing hard "truths" (as he sees and/or presents them, anyway) in a refreshingly clear and confident manner. He's willing to actually stand and really fight. This is pretty much the antithesis of what we're used to from Pagan Right and Pagan Left establishment candidates, which is why he's so appealing and attractive to a population that is repulsed by its own ruling class of political elites.
The Donald is surging and soaring because he's making a clear, bold
presentation of a particular worldview. Whether one agrees with the details of that particular worldview isn't necessarily the point. It's his speaking clearly, boldly, confidently, and unapologetically that is scoring Trump most of his points right now. (See also: Trumpamania runs wild! (Yes, he can really win…and yes, we really deserve him.))
He is dominating a field of the sort of whimpering, wandering, uninspiring political puppets to which we have become accustomed…and by which we are now repulsed. He's rolling along briskly over his opposition like roaches in a road under the wheels of a Hummer primarily because he is demonstrating the confidence and boldness that our pagan "experts," "leaders," and "teachers" have been encouraging us to avoid at all costs and disparage when it rears its ugly head because, you know, nobody should be that confident.
In this we see the sad, pathetic result of generation after generation of Pagan/secular programming through State-run "schools" and Corporate-managed pop-culture, through which we've been "educated" to believe that such confidence and certainty as displayed by The Donald cannot be real or genuine in the truest sense because no person has access to a worldview that can be understood with sufficient clarity to inspire such certainty.
This is the purposefully manufactured weak, watery, wimpy cultural context that has proven to be the hot butter through which The Trumpinator's knife is now gliding. This is the limp wristed culture that the limp wristed pseudo-gospel of the professing Christian church in America has brought about over the past 100-150 years or so. (See: Limp Wristed Gospels Make Limp Wristed Cultures.)
Put another way: Donald Trump is surging and only seems to be gaining momentum with his confident advocacy of a wildly man-centered, utterly unrepentant, Christ-mocking worldview (see: When Conservatism Trumps Christianity) because the path has been cleared for such Pagan Republican-ish "progress" by a professing Christian church that has long abandoned the Gospel-fueled Great Commission and the true confidence, clarity, and boldness that accompanies it.
Since the professing American church would not faithfully proclaim and pursue Christ as King to rule over us in practice, that church has instead paved the way for the likes of Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and now possibly The Donald to rule over us instead.
Way to go, "church."
Wouldn't it be awesome if Christians were even half as passionate, bold, and unapologetically clear about the beautiful (but often very hard, convicting, and therefore unmarketable) truths of Scripture as The Donald is confident and clear about his openly and oh-so-proudly pagan worldview?
Wouldn't it be neat if Christians actually desired to see every political, economic and legal thought taken captive to Christ (see: 2 Corinthians 10:5) as much as Pagan Right Republicans desire to see every House, Senate, and Governor's seat taken captive to the Republican Party? (See: Presuppositional Law: Where we begin with law determines where we end.)
Wouldn't it be supercool if Christians were as eager to become and create obedient disciples of Christ in every nation and in realm of life as much as Pagan Right Wingers are eager to secure and "improve" overtly Socialistic systems of State-dependence like Social Security and public "schools"? (See: How's that Pagan "conservatism" workin' out for ya, Christian?)
Whoah, now that would be awesome, huh?!
No doubt about it…that would be revolutionary! That would be world shaking! That would be, as The Trump likes to say, "absolutely amazing!"
Choose this day whom you will serve, my fellow Americans.
Choose this day the Source and Object of your hope, confidence, boldness, security, and zeal to stand and fight.
Lord willing, we will soon be broken in humiliation and begging for repentance, something The Donald openly dismisses. (See: Will America repent or will America be destroyed?)
Trump is all about pride.
American pride, to be precise.
He's also all about "making America great again" apart from repentance and submission to Christ as King
in practice…which is why he is "absolutely amazing" to so many American "Christian conservatives" right now.
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People are tempted to blur moral lines when it comes to feel-good things like immigration. Last year, President Obama wanted us to support his views so desperately he pulled the Christianity card out of his back pocket, attempting to tie a moral equivalent to his immigration policies and the Mary and Joseph story. Obama's version included a made-up scripture: "The good book says don't throw stones in glass houses" and a couple other choice misquotes.
It would be swell to allow every Tom, Dick or Harry into the U.S., or any Mohamud, Osman, and Abil -- in the case of the recent brutal murder of a Portland, Maine man named Freddy Akoa, who was allegedly beaten to death by three Muslim immigrants. While the Portland police did not divulge a motive, as of this writing, the Portland Press Herald reports a bloodstained Bible was found next to the victims' head.
Meanwhile in other news, in mid-August an Uzbek refugee was convicted of three terrorism-related charges in Idaho for supporting a terrorist organization and gathering explosives to carry out an attack in the U.S. from his Boise apartment. In May, television station WUSA-9 reported a West African refugee was sentenced to ten years in prison for attempted rape of a woman -- just nine days after his feet touched American soil.
Currently, President Obama's nonsensical United Nations Refugee Resettlement Program grants permanent legal residency to almost 70,000 immigrants each year. You'd think after injecting Christianity into the immigration issue Obama's program would grant refuge to persecuted minorities running for their lives, like the 27 Chaldean Christians who've been locked up in an ICE detention center in California for six months now. But, oh no.
The administration seems a wee bit biased these days. WND.com reports at least 90 percent of immigrant refuges thus far are Muslim. Muslims from jihad nations. With no vetting. Expecting a positive outcome from dropping massive amounts of mostly Muslim, non-English speaking, non-vetted refugees into any town the administration pleases is a fool's errand at best and a national security threat of epic proportion.
President Obama's ignoring his biggest priority - protecting us. Before you go all "Jesus-y" on me to shame me for my views, I wonder how many of you lock your doors at night to protect your family from intruders and look through the peephole before you open the door. It's no different. The Bible says the "strangers and aliens" we are to care for should be legal, obeying the laws of the land. And they should graciously assimilate into the communities which welcome them.
We've had almost 50 cases where Muslim immigrants exited the U.S. to join terrorist groups like ISIS in Syria and al-Shabab in Somalia. Back in February, an FBI counter-terrorism top official, Michael Steinback, testified before a House Homeland Security committee admitting the U.S. is unable to vet Syrian refugees for terrorism connections.
The Obama administration approved 5,000 to 8,000 more Syrian refugees to immigrate here in 2016 despite the fact that back in June, Norwegian officials discovered several of the refuges seeking asylum in Norway under the same UN program were linked to terrorist groups. Fact is, ISIS promised to smuggle fighters into Europe and elsewhere disguised as refugees. During that Homeland Security hearing, Steinback said he's "concerned" that bringing Syrian refugees poses a clear and present danger to Americans admitting, "We don't have it under control."
So what might Jesus do, you ask? I don't know. I can tell you what I'd do. I'd probably kick around a few tables for twisting scriptures out of context and maybe call a few government officials "vipers" for betraying their oath to protect Americans. Or maybe I'd offer a trade like President Obama did for Bowe Bergdahl. Five anti-American progressives for one vetted immigrant.
Or, maybe I'd vote for Donald Trump... if he'd prove he's a conservative. But that might be a stretch.
Fred Reed (born 1945 in Crumpler, West Virginia) is a writer and was formerly a technology columnist for The Washington Times.
A former Marine and Vietnam War veteran, Reed is a police writer and an occasional war correspondent. He currently writes weekly columns for the website Fred on Everything. His work is often satirical and opinionated.
Reed notes that his columns are often provocative and calls himself, "an equal-opportunity irritant." His output does not fit into conventional political classification (although he does embody many libertarian philosophies); it includes attacks on feminism (generally the province of the left), George W. Bush (generally the province of the right), Israel (though not of Jews in general) and evolution (generally the province of religious fundamentalists).
Many of Reed's articles speak of a yearning for a simpler time and urge the reader to forgo the pursuit of money and comforts in favor of a cultured life of the mind. Reed currently lives in Mexico.
Black Power: A Done Deal
By Fred Reed, October 30, 2014
It is curious that blacks, the least educated thirteen percent of the population, the least productive, most criminal, and most dependent on governmental charity, should dominate national politics. Yet they do. Virtually everything revolves around what blacks want, demand, do, or can't do. Their power seems without limit.
Courses of instruction in the schools, academic rigor, codes of dress, rules regarding unceasing obscenity, all must be set to suit them, as must be examinations for promotion in fire departments, the military, and police forces. Blacks must be admitted to universities for which they are not remotely qualified, where departments of Black Studies must be established to please them. Corporate work forces, federal departments, and elite high-schools must be judged not on whether they perform their functions but on whether they have the right number of blacks.
Do laws requiring identification to vote threaten to end multiple or illegal voting? The laws must go. Do blacks not like Confederate flags? Adieu, flags. Does Huckleberry Finn go down the Mississippi with the N****r Jim, or did Conrad write The N****r of the Narcissus? These must be banned or expurgated to please blacks who haven't read them or, usually, heard of them. Do we want to prevent people coming from regions infested with Ebola from entering the United States? We cannot. It would offend blacks.
We must never, ever say or do anything that might upset them - as virtually everything does. It is positively astonishing. One expects the rich and smart to have disproportionate power. But America is dominated from the slums. One might think that a single set of laws should and would apply to all citizens, and that things should be done without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin, and that all should have the same rights and responsibilities. It is, sadly, not so.
The dominance of the media by blacks is impressive.
If a white shoots a black to defend himself, it becomes national news for weeks, or months, and riots follow. But when blacks engage in their unending racial attacks on whites, the media demurely look the other way. The attackers are never black. They are "teens." Reporters who say otherwise are likely to be fired. In effect, the thirteen percent censor the national press.
Much of their mastery has become so deeply engrained as no longer to be noticed. There is the DC Hesitation. In the bars and restaurants of Washington, a man weary of an incompetent affirmative-action hire in his office will, before commenting to a friend, lean forward, lower his voice, and look furtively over both shoulders to see whether anyone might overhear: The DC Hesitation. People don't even know that they are doing this.
Defensive behavior by whites has become nearly universal. A sort of Masonic recognition-ritual occurs among white people recently introduced in social gatherings. Is the other person, for want of better terms, a liberal or a realist? Dare one speak? One of them will say something mildly skeptical about, say, Jesse Jackson. The other rolls his eyes in shared disgust. The secret handshake. Or, if the listener is politically correct, the bait is not taken. In either case, blacks dominate political conversation.
So extreme is the power to control speech and even thought, that politicians have to avoid mentioning watermelons, or that neighborhoods of high crime must delicately be called "sketchy" instead of "black," though all understand who lives there and what is meant. The avoidance of racial reference is not an even-handed if despotic attempt to oppose racism since, as we all know, blacks freely apply any derogatory wording they choose to whites. In short, they rule. Which is amazing.
The dominance extends to children. When in junior high one of my daughters brought home a science handout with common chemical terms badly misspelled in a way which suggested a particular speech pattern. "Is your teacher black?" I said without thinking. "Daaaaaaady!" she said in anguish, having made the connection but knowing that she shouldn't have. Blacks control what you can say to your own children in your own home. And of course if I had gone to the school and demanded that the teacher be fired, it would have been evidence of my depravity and probable KKK membership.
The word "unbelievable" has lost all force. Things that ought to be unbelievable, and once were, have become routine. Still, there it was: Don't expect a junior-high teacher to have the level of literacy I had in the fourth grade. Instead, make it dangerous to notice their stupidity.
This is not new, and it hasn't changed. In 1981, in a piece for Harper's, I wrote:
"The bald, statistically verifiable truth is that the teachers' colleges, probably on ideological grounds, have produced an incredible proportion of incompetent black teachers. Evidence of this appears periodically, as, for example, in the results of a competency test given to applicants for teaching positions in Pinellas County, Florida, cited in Time, June 16, 1980. To pass this grueling examination, an applicant had to be able to read at the tenth-grade level and do arithmetic at the eighth-grade level. Though they all held B.A.'s, 25 percent of the whites and 79 percent of the blacks failed. Similar statistics exist for other places."
Nothing has changed. Blacks now control the presidency and thus, most importantly, the Attorney Generalship. In this the staggering political power of blacks is most evident. Obama was elected because he was black: an equally unqualified and negligible white politician would have had no chance. He is now fiercely pushing the most profound transformation of America ever attempted, by opening the floodgates to immigration from the south. To effect this end he apparently will simply ignore Congress and the Constitution. The people will not be consulted. Laws will be ignored.
It is hard to imagine why he does it except from racism, from a desire to get even with whites by enrolling their country in the Third World. A short-sighted policy, yes, since Hispanics do not like blacks and will soon be more powerful-but that will come a bit later.
Note that self-inflicted problems of blacks consume inordinate amounts of public and governmental attention, even though only blacks can solve them. I might say, "should solve them," since they never have and we all know they seem to have no desire to do so. Yet we hear about them endlessly.
Are blacks in Chicago killing each other in large numbers? The solution might be to stop doing it, might it not? While I do not wish these young dead, I can do nothing to stop them, and it is not a problem I can solve.
Are black children growing up illiterate? This gives me no pleasure, and I have various reasons both selfish and moral to wish it were not so. But perhaps the solution is for their parents, or parent, to see that they do their homework, or even to teach them. I cannot do this for them, and again it isn't my problem to resolve.
Why do I have to hear, endlessly, about the "achievement gap?" Whether of genetic or cultural origin, it seems as immutable as Avogadro's number, and I can do nothing about it. I raise my children. They need to raise theirs. They rule. It is astonishing.
America is supposed to be a place where everyone is protected by the same rights. People have the right to speak out when they think that there is an injustice. These people, no matter what they are protesting or speaking against, are afforded the protection of the law. It is their right to voice their disdain for what they believe is unlawful and even tyrannical.
America is supposed to be a place where everyone is protected by the same rights. People have the right to speak out when they think that there is an injustice. These people, no matter what they are protesting or speaking against, are afforded the protection of the law. It is their right to voice their disdain for what they believe is unlawful and even tyrannical. We should all expect the freedom to speak about any subject and that right not be infringed either physically or through censorship. One would think that when this right is infringed by others, it would make the news. Well, you would be wrong.
Christian News reports:
At least six Christians were attacked with a cleansing agent on Wednesday while preaching the gospel and standing for life outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Portland, Oregon, but the man who committed with the act was not arrested and was let go without charges.
The pro-life outreach was part of the Biblical Church Evangelism Conference hosted by Beaverton Grace Bible Church and organized by its pastor, Chuck O'Neal.
Now this attack occurred over two weeks ago, but not a peep from the mainstream media, not one word by those who claim to be the watchmen of our liberties. Fox, MSNBC, CNN, ABC, nor any other cable news show broke the story. Even with Planned Parenthood's almost daily attention, not a peep. And this was almost the same reaction the victims received from the police.
Christian News continues:
A police patrol vehicle was parked nearby as the incident took place, and former Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff Tony Miano began calling to the officer to arrest the man. However, Miano and O'Neal state that the officer, Gene Gillock, rather protected the man shaking the cleanser on the Christians.
"As I'm shouting to him, 'We want this man arrested,' he's telling us to stay back and not to disrupt what he's doing, while he's letting the assailant [be] who just assaulted six Christians with a white powder," Miano explained. "He's treating the guy who assaulted six of our friends as if they had been doing something wrong."
As the man assaulted these peaceful protesters, the police officer acts like the Christians were the ones in the wrong; as if the Christians had done something to provoke the man and his outburst of anger. Officer Gillock then ignored the people doused in the harsh cleanser and turned his attention to the attacker; the officer escorting him home, as if he needed protection. And this leads to some further speculation about the event.
Christian News adds:
Miano further outlined that he believes that the outcome would have been much different had the perpetrator and victim roles been reversed.
"Can you imagine if we had thrown something on someone at Planned Parenthood?" he asked, noting that none in the group would ever do so. "We would be called American Jihadists; it would have been all over the news, … they would accuse us of wanting to kill abortionists [and] hating women. And Officer Gillock would have had us all on the ground in handcuffs, and we would have all gone to jail."
Now, that would likely be all over every channel on a thirty-minute loop. Guaranteed!
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Court documents that were unsealed last Monday, demonstrate exactly what Barack Obama is bringing to the shores of America. The details contained in the document show how three Muslim immigrants beat a Christian man to death in Portland, Maine.
Three Somali-Americans, Mohamud Mohamed, 36, and Osman Sheikh, 31, Abil Teshome, 23, brutally beat and murdered Freddy Akoa, 49. The attack allegedly took place over the span of several hours, in which Akoa suffered cuts and bruises all over his body, a lacerated liver and 22 rib fractures.
However, according to the autopsy, Akoa died as a result of blows to his head.
Akoa was found on his living room floor next to his blood-splattered Bible. A court document with Mohamed's name on it was found under his body and there was a purse on the kitchen counter with contents inside with the name of Jennifer Wilson on them, according to Portland Police Detective Christopher Giesecke
Local police would not comment on what they believed happened and whether or not the attack was religion-based or not. I'm pretty sure most of us know already that it is.
Leo Hohmann reports:
Could they have been drinking and then gotten into an argument over religion? Police wouldn't say if the Bible was found open or closed, but its presence so close to the body leaves one to wonder.
A local detective refused to fill in any of the many blank holes in the story of Freddy Akoa's death.
"I can't go into any of the details," Detective Rich Vogel of the Portland Police Department told WND. "I'm just not at liberty to give out any information about a case that's subject to an ongoing investigation. Eventually the whole story will come out. It always does."
There were several other people in the apartment when the altercation broke out, Vogel told WND. But how many of them understood what was being said is in question, since the arrest affidavit states that the words being exchanged between Akoa and his assailants were not in English.
All three of the suspects lived in the Portland area.
Each of the men were held at the Cumberland County Jail without bail.
While I make mention of what the Obama administration has done by bringing tend of thousands of Muslims into the US under the guise of them being "Muslim refugees," which Homeland Security is failing miserably to vet these people, the reality is that the federal government has bee resettling Somali Muslims in the Portland area since 2002. That's right. Literally months after 9/11, the Bush administration was engaged in the same kind of Muslim integration into the US as the Obama administration, but the Obama administration has dwarfed refugee resettlement compared to the Bush administration. We've even learned that Muslims have been flown into the US illegally.
Now, another Christian American man is dead, and why? Because the federal government, which was given authority to protect the American people via immigration has failed in its duty. But they haven't just failed, in many of these cases, they have been complicit.
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