Wish I'd said that!

In recent decades, the ACLU has used its so-called "wall" to fight tooth and nail to prevent government sponsorship of the Pledge of Allegiance, memorial crosses, Ten Commandments displays, nativity scenes, Bible displays, and virtually every other acknowdgement of America's religious heritage.

At the same time, it is worthwhile to note that there have been some instances in which the ACLU has endorsed public displays of religion. For example, When New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani threatened to cut taxpayer funding from the Brooklyn Museum of Art for displaying a painting of the Virgin Mary with cow dung and pictures of female sexual organs pasted all over her body, the ACLU was first in line to defend the display. U.S. District Court Judge Nina Gershon ruled that New York City's elected officials were not allowed to place conditions on the museum's funding.

In another instance, the ACLU offered its support to the taxpayer-funded National Endowment for the Arts, after the agency sponsored an art show featuring "Piss Christ" - an exhibit consisting of a crucifix submerged in a jar of urine.

In the ACLU's myopic world, it appears that the only permissible publicly-funded displays of religion are those which blatantly mock or disparage the Christian faith.

-- Indefensible: 10 Ways the ACLU is Destroying America, Sam Kastensmidt, 2006

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Something Wicked This Way Comes

The Nanny State is at it again. Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA) has introduced H.R.3247, something euphemistically being called the Mind Control Bill. It would "...establish a social and behavioral sciences research program at the Department of Energy, and for other purposes." It's that last part which is especially worrisome, since this program would be tasked with developing psychological methods and tools to redirect the thinking of the public toward acceptance of government policies they would normally not agree with. It would be headed by the new office of Director of Social and Behavioral Research; for all intents and purposes, a Propaganda Czar. Josef Goebbels would feel right at home. The new bill is little more than an Americanized facilitation of Goebbels' Principles of Propaganda.

Related to this is a new dictum from the government to censor schoolbooks by banning certain words and phrases. One aspect of this growing trend is to remove any references to gender - especially the masculine - as well as those words deemed by government wonks as "politically insensitive." It goes so far as to actually ban the phrase 'Founding Fathers'. And you wonder why America is growing increasingly stupid? Hey, why should kids have any awareness of differences in gender - other than sex ed classes, that is?

Public (i.e., taxpayer-funded) schools have not been geared for real, well-rounded education for a long time; they are now little more than indoctrination centers. I saw circumstantial evidence of this personally when walking through the headquarters of the NYS Teachers Union. In one of the main hallways that ring the building, there was a bust of Vladimir Lenin prominently displayed on a bookstand.

By now I assume you've read the entire ObamaCare bill, H.R. 3200. No? Don't worry, neither have the buffoons who are supposed to vote on it. In fact, Rep. John Conyers thinks it's foolish to even consider reading it without having a couple of lawyers along. But wait; aren't most congresspeople lawyers? Yet the assumption is that they shouldn't be required to read the laws they are trying to pass. Have they not heard about the Devil being in the details?

Speaking of which... I have long held the belief that the primary reason America is going to Hell in a handbasket is because the 'enemy' first conquered the school system (beginning with the teaching colleges) and then the media. For generations, students have been taught less and less about our foundational values and the Christian faith that gave us those values and a common bond. One of the things not being taught in (public) schools are the essential differences in governments. A recent YouTube video does a decent job of showing the differences between a Republic vs Demcracy.

Don't go there! Have you considered the government's latest scam - the "clunkers" program that entices you to scrap your working car for a 'deal' that helps you go into hock for an even more expensive 'green' car? Here's a heads-up for you: if you go to the Cars.gov website and log on, when you get to the 'Privacy Act & Security Statement', DO NOT HIT 'ACCEPT'.' You get a warning message that says accepting it legally allows the site to make that computer government property and allows the government to tap into your computer and potentially track every activity you use the computer for, including communications. This is Big Brother at its most sinister so far.

Update: On Monday, the Glenn Beck Program on Fox News Channel - which broke the above story on Friday (and got hammered by liberal blogs over the weekend) - got a message from the White House stating that the warning statement "has been removed" from the cars.gov site. Isn't is refreshing when the government actually admits it did something wrong (and coincidentally sticking a finger in the eyes of the lib bloggers)? Of course, that doesn't help all the people (mostly dealerships) who signed on; and it did only say it was removing the statement. And, of course, you hear nothing about the backpedal from mainstream media and the lib blogs.

The Mage of Motor City speaks! Legendary free man and rocker Ted Nugent recently gave his Master's thesis on gun control during a TV interview. Quick and to the point.

Hell to pay. Some disturbing things have been coming to my attention recently regarding Obama. The problem is that this information is not the sort that most folks will even consider, because it concerns a spiritual dimension. However, believing something is impossible does not automatically make it impossible. Perhaps the strangest answer is the true answer. You decide.

I long ago got away from 'rapture-watching' and diabolical conspiracies, but I've also been striving to connect the dots between an avalanche of events that have suprising links and a common bond with the president, some of which introduce a 'creepiness' factor. These last range from the disconcernting, "coincidental" Illinois lottery results of the 'Pick 3" on Nov. 5th - the day after the election (which I verified by going to the lottery website), to the reversed recording of Obama's acceptance speech. Yeah, I know; that's crazy talk. If you don't want to believe this stuff, fine. I'm not even sure I do. But as a Christian I believe in a spiritual dimension and that God speaks to us in many different ways, and we too often don't pay attention to the "still, small voice" until it's too late. And just because we prefer not to believe something, doesn't necessarily make it untrue.


  1. Chuck,

    I lived in Russia. The propaganda, Big Brother, Mind Control, banned books. I can hear Vladmir in his maniacal laughter from his grave (actually the Kremlin) tickled pink (I mean red) over the cold frost gripping the hearts and minds of our land as the love of many has grown cold. God, help us!!!

  2. We live in dangerous times, and the greatest danger comes from our own ignorance. Someone commented recently that the current generation of new voters will be the first to have no direct experience with the monstrosity that now approaches us. Thanks for the valuable insight.