Video is now available and posted below from the C.S. Lewis Society of California, David J. Theroux keynote talk at the first annual conference of Christians for Liberty, that was held at St. Edwards University in San Antonio, TX, August 2, 2014:
C.S. Lewis on Mere Liberty and the Evils of Statism.
When interviewing a Jewish woman at the unity march in Paris, BBC Reporter Tim Willcox had the temerity to admonish her, “Many critics of Israel’s policy would suggest that the Palestinians suffer hugely at Jewish hands as well.” This was a woman who herself might have been murdered in that very supermarket earlier that day. Clearly, this man lacks sensitivity and benevolence, and could never have visited Israel. He evidently attended the march not as a reporter of events, but as one whose ideology was to challenge its purpose where Jews were concerned.
The march was called and attended by more than 40 world leaders because Muslim terrorists killed 17 people – 13 for what they did (publish a satirical newspaper) and four for what they were, Jewish; Willcox attempted to justify the murder of the latter. His later retraction of the comment and explanation did not evidence an understanding of the Middle East with respect to Islam’s 1400-year history of carnage in the name of their god, conducted with the intent to establish a worldwide Caliphate and Sharia law. The Jews have always stood against tyranny and inequality, from the Biblical days of Pharoah to the present. Where Israeli law specifies liberty and equality for all, Islamic law specifies subjugation and inequality. Willcox, who has drifted into bigotry before, doesn’t get it, or doesn’t care to.
Even now, when Africa is afire with burning churches and villages and the streets are strewn with thousands of dead Christians, Willcox cannot focus on the offenders. European cities are being flooded with armed forces in search of jihadi cells that are priming to kill, but Willcox’s only conclusion is that Jews are the cause. Apparently, if not for the Jews who live quietly from day to day, and work and contribute to their country’s welfare, Europe would be safer. Similarly, if not for Israel, where Jews have become among the most innovative on the planet to create new products and discover cures for mankind’s diseases, the Middle East would be calmer. Indeed, if not for the Jews who are morally and legally entitled to their one one-thousandth of the magnitude of land controlled by Islam, there would be Utopia on earth. And by the same perverse logic, if not for the Jews, Islam would be a religion of peace… Well, except that then, less distracted, the Muslims could turn their full demonic attention on the rest of the ‘infidels” of the world.
In the 19th century, Wilhelm Marr , known as "the father of modern antisemitism," coined the word "antisemitismus." But the pathological hatred of Jews has a long history. In the antiquity, the Pharaoh who 'didn't know Joseph" decreed to kill all the Jewish newborn males ; and Haman , centuries later, convinced his Persian king Ahasverus to exterminate this "people whose religion and language are different." Christian antisemirism , while benign in its beginnings when the early followers of the Jew Jesus were themselves a persecuted minority in the Roman world, became ferociously violent after the Council of Nicaea ,in the year 325, adopted the dogma , then very controversial, of the divinity of Christ. With Emperor Constantine embracing Christianity, the whole Roman world,especially in Europe, followed suit, and the minorities of Jews dispersed among them were soon accused of being "the people deicide," the killers of God, an anathema that have persisted for almost 17 centuries, until Vatican II ,in our times, erased it.
Napoleon's conquest of Europe brought with it the end of the ghettoes and the emancipation of the Jewish communities.The Jews could now attend universities, enter the liberal professions and commerce and excel in them , which added a new layer to the traditional religious antisemitism. The Jews now "dominate the trade, the media, the banks, etc." They became more hated and despised and the vile objects of the infamous blood libels and the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion," the Dreyfus Affair and the pogroms, which paved the way for the eventual advent of Hitler and culminaed in the Holocaust. And, in the greatest irony of history, they also led to the establishment of the State of Israel.
For about half a century after the horrors of the Holocaust, antisemitism remained dormant if not non-existent. The Jewish state repeatedly defeated the military assaults of its coalesced Arab neighbors and generated sympathy in the world that saw it as David fighting Goliath. But, after making peace with Egypt and Jordan, and after the constant rejection of peace offers by the Palestinians , their threats to destroy Israel by force and their actual acts of terrorism,( in the context of more menacing terror organizations inspired and financed by Iran, today's archenemy of Israel and an aspiring nuclear power,) Israel had no choice but to aggressively defend itself and protect its citizens. In the eyes of the "world" it became, falsely, the Goliath of the tragedy.The Arab propaganda has succeeded by default because Israel's counter propaganda was nowhere to be found.
The Guardian, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, does for the reading public what Common Core books, also supported by the Gateses, do for American students – it provides a wealth of misinformation with an agenda. In its Global Development section, writer Liz Ford wrote of the role of girls and women under Islam, specifically Palestinians, and the violence to which they are subjected in their society.
Because her itemization was inaccurate and lacking references, I can provide some specifics about their driving force:
Koran 4:34 Allah has made men superior to women and, therefore, women must be obedient or be admonished and beaten.
M10-12 If the wife is rebellious, the man may warn her, follow with hitting, and beating but not breaking her bones or damaging her face. He may even imprison her in a room and withhold food and clothing.
M10:4 A man may forbid his wife to leave the home.
022:1 Women may never become judges (they are not equal)
L10:3 A woman’s value is half that of a man, because her “mind is deficient.” A woman should receive half the money of a man in an indemnity case, because women lack in intelligence and religion.
2:282 Her testimony is worth half the man’s.
Bukhari 7,722,229 Deals with female genital mutilation and is compulsory. The term “circumcision” deceptively applies to both men and women, but what they do to women is indeed severe mutilation.
012.6 Extra-marital relations are forbidden, and the penalty for women is stoning to death; it is also recommended in “honor” killings. Men are held blameless.
Bukhari 7,62.18 It is lawful to take a child bride. Mohammed was 51 when he proposed to six-year-old Aisha. Recently it was announced that a man may marry an infant who is still being breastfed.
The Palestinian National Authority Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) is acknowledging its gender issues in order to work toward developing a Palestinian state. According to a report published by the Palestinian Authority in 2011, culture and tradition were often the main justifications for violence against women in “Palestine.” Each of the reasons for humiliation and cruelty towards women is included in the
I hate to admit that John Edwards was in anyway right, but it is true. There are two Americas, but he defined them differently than I do. The truth is that there are two America, one that denies the threat from Islam and the America that knows that there is a world of trouble brewing in our midst and the source of that trouble is Islam.
In Paris on Wednesday the staff of the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo, were attacked leaving twelve people dead and five seriously injured. Two of the dead were police officers and the other ten were journalist including four cartoonists. The attackers can be heard screaming “Allahu Akbar” on a video made of the event. It is thought that the attack was made in retaliation for their publishing several issues featuring cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. It has been reported that the gunmen left in a stolen car while shouting ‘the Prophet has been avenged. ‘
It is worth pointing out that Charlie Hebdo is noted for attacking all religions, all religious figures, and just about everything and everyone else it seems, so what they had published was quite in line with their policy, their editorial policy that is to say. So was the Islamic attack on Charlie Hebdo as Islamic jihadists have a policy of attacking anyone and anything that offends them, and they are very easily offended. Is this an example of moral equivalency? No, for there is no equivalence between civilized men and savage cowards. But it is an example of what happens when civilized men treat savages as “noble.” There is nothing noble about allowing homicidal maniacs to come to your country, determine its values, and impose its thinking and system of governance (tyranny and intimidation in this case)on it. If they want to adhere so closely to the ways of the “old country” they are urged to remain there.
Among the many reasons real Conservatives do not want Jeb Bush in the White House are these three: Common Core, immigration, and the Nazi factor. There are many other reasons but this is an alphabetical list of just three of the biggest issues that Conservatives object to most strongly.
Common Core is being opposed in numerous states. Everyone likes making money, nothing wrong with that, but Jeb Bush not only stands to make rather a lot of money from his involvement with this program, but he more than most ought to know that it is bad for America, bad for American children and is in violation of the Constitution. Either he knows and doesn’t care, or he really doesn’t know what millions of Americans now know – in either case he is not qualified to be President. We have had six years of a so-called leader who multiple times has expected us to believe that he didn’t know anything about (whatever) until he read about it in the papers. We don’t need another incompetent in power. Jeb Bush is not a Conservative, any more than his father was a Conservative, or his brother was a Conservative – they are all RINOs.
Common Core is in direct violation of the American Constitution, however I never see anything written or said about this (possibly because most people are products of the American public education system and don’t know any better). The last time I checked the Constitution was still the law of the land and the foundation of many other laws. That Common Core is applauded by the teacher’s unions ought, in itself, make Americans wary. The teacher’s unions were the first unions to get their own cabinet seat – thanks to our second worst President ever, Jimmy Carter, who created the Education Department as a reward to these unions for getting him elected in 1976. According to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution education is the responsibility of the individual and the states and NOT the federal government.
Collins Bartholomew, the map-publishing company of world-leading publishers, Harper Collins, removed Israel from its Geography Atlas to accommodate “local preferences.” In other words, in the interest of selling maps to an enemy that hopes to also wipe America off the map, the company was willing to erase Israel, as well as dispense with scruples, integrity, conscience, ethics, and credibility. Let’s take this a step further.
I understand that Muslims cannot abide truth; thus they invented the accusation of Islamophobia – to squelch all things that reveal their essence. Islam is at war with the world and reality, and has been since the seventh century. Their culture is a dedication to war and conquest, so that even their people may not grow and prosper. From the moment their children are born, they are robbed of the human spirit – freedom, creativity, imagination – and are twisted into becoming hardhearted “weapons of mass destruction” against their perceived enemies. In the name of their god, they attempt to erase the past by destroying ancient artifacts, refute history to support their own supersessionist narrative, and call “offensive” all actions that lay bare their true nature, barbarism.
Above all, Islam teaches hatred of Jews, not to mention Christians, Buddhists, Hindus, Zoroastrians, idol worshipers and animists. But above all, it is the Jews, because Mohammed could not convert the Jews in Mecca, so he beheaded all the Jewish men. Yet, Muslims are still tied to Judaism through Abraham – and perhaps resent it. Muslims also need the Jews to blame for their failures and adversities, and while they also claim Jewish successes and world contributions for their own, it has been said that they also feel the shame of having to do so. Why else would there be a traveling world exhibition called “101 Inventions,” for which they claim scholarship and ingenuity, but whose originality may be traced to Jews and other captives forcibly converted to Islam? Why else would they begin claiming Moses, Jesus, Christopher Columbus, and Albert Einstein as Palestinian or Muslim, even if there were no Palestinians or Muslims during the times of Moses and Jesus?
"Yes, send my boy to Princeton, or better still Cornell,
"But as for Bran-D-E-I-S
"I'll see him first in hell!"
In that ancient fraternity drinking song, the original punch line was "Pennsylvan-I-A." But now Brandeis, certified (by Daily Caller) as America's second "Most Rabidly Leftist, Politically Correct College for Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies," walks away with the honor.
What in the world has happened to Brandeis, nestled in leafy, suburban Boston, named for Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, friend to Zionism, incorruptible crusader for justice? The opening of Brandeis in 1948 was called "one of the great moments in Jewish history," its 13-member faculty, under president Abram Sachar, a distinguished roster of artists and scholars.
Brandeis now-- despite a faculty and student body on the whole devoted to the ideals of its namesake--has become a miasmic bog of crazy Left-wing ideology. Let us review the more publicized highlights, or rather days of dishonor, at Brandeis this past year, a year notable, incidentally, for the university's apparent decision to revoke the First Amendment.
There was, we recall, the ignominious ditching of Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the noble human rights activist, from graduation ceremonies. Among the 87 faculty members instigating Hirsi Ali's disinvitatation was Mary Baine Campbell, a professor of literature, who called Hirsi Ali "an ignorant, ultra-right-wing extremist, abusively, shockingly vocal in her hatred for Muslim culture and Muslims…." And that was one of the less offensive rants.
And on the subject of Brandeis faculty rants, senior Daniel Mael (about whom more in a moment) revealed a hitherto secret faculty listserv, which for bottom-feeding vulgarity verges on the pornographic. Here, for example, is Donald Hindley, professor of comparative politics, who writes that when he dies, his organs probably will be taken by Israel and "if not of use to His people, recycled as (non-Kosher, I hope but money doth corrupt us all, as witness the Jewish Orthodox occupiers of Palestinian territory) sausages-frankfurters-weenies-erstwhile hot dogs." Elsewhere he observes that "We are at a Jew-controlled and –financed university…." Oh, and he also volunteered a picture of his penis.
On January 2, 2013 this blog published my article “President Cantor? Or . . .”. Since then, Rep. Eric Cantor has become history thanks to his defeat at the hands of Dave Brat and with the help of a great turn-out by the good Tea Party folks of Virginia plus help from radio personality Laura Ingraham and other conservative warriors. For the sake of America and Americans when the new conservative majority elects a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives they should not even consider the re-election of John Boehner. He seems incapable of standing up for the American people and against Barack Obama, and although he has lost a lot of support in the House among fellow Republicans that is still a possibility.
The position of Speaker of the House is important because this person is second in line to become president should anything happen to both the President and Vice President. This would be a rare event indeed, but should Barack Obama be impeached or otherwise removed from office, Vice President Biden would take his place. Should both the president and the vice president be removed from office at the same time, or before Obama could name a new vice president to replace Joe Biden, the next president would be the Speaker of the House.
The last time anything remotely similar happened was in 1973 when Vice President Agnew resigned and pleaded no contest to criminal charges of tax evasion and money laundering. Rep. Gerald Ford was nominated and replaced him. Then Nixon resigned before being impeached, leaving Gerald Ford as President. At the time there was a Republican White House and Republican Senate. Beginning very soon the House and the Senate will be in the hands of the Republican Party, however it is almost certain that the president would name a Vice President from his own party.
Having made the case that the Constitution of the United States and common sense dictate that states, not the Federal government, must be the arbitrators of what happens in our schools, it is time to discuss Jeb Bush – who seems interested in becoming a candidate for the Presidency in 2016. So, I have a message for Governor Bush.
Dear Gov. Bush,
We are on to you. You were apparently a fine governor at one time, but that was a few years ago, before you drifted pretty far left for someone with an “R” after his name. Today everyone has the internet. People are far more knowledgeable and savvy than they were even in 2000. President Obama and the Democrats have, by their unconstitutional policies and their actions, opened the eyes of a large number of people. America is a center-right country, whereas you and your whole family are at best center-left, although “Democrat Light” is probably more accurate.
Don’t even think of utilizing your wife, Columba, in your effort to win the White House; it will simply make you look like an opportunist. She is Hispanic. So what? So are a lot of people. This is totally lame and exploiting her background will be very transparent while delighting the media who hate all Republicans and will find it an excellent way to do what they want to do – turn on you.
Go, please go, I don’t care how or why. Maybe the Democrat Party would like to, as some have suggested, have you run with Mrs. Clinton. Ideologically this would be a better fit for you. The base of the Republican Party doesn’t want you and maybe some of the rest of the party sees through you as well.
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