Voices from Russia

Saturday, 27 August 2016

27 August 2016. Our FIRST Duty as Christians…

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“All are brothers”… that’s why all Christians… nay, all DECENT PEOPLE of whatever belief… must reject Chilly Hilly, Trump the Chump, and Scary Gary. None of them believe that.

NONE OF THEM.

Let that sink in. None of them think that we owe anything to anyone else. NONE OF THEM. Let this sink in, too… the candidate closest to the Christian POV put forth by Patriarch St Tikhon is Jill Stein, a secularist Jew. None of the others believe that we must help the weaker amongst us… they all believe that the only responsibility of the state is to help the rich and bloated.

Christians must vote for Stein as she’s the only candidate that enunciates even part of what Christians believe. All the others have capitulated to and wholeheartedly support objective evil (remember, HH labelled Capitalism a horrendous fraud). If nothing else, Christians can’t support that; we must support objective good whenever we can, wherever we can, and in what measure we can. Vote for Stein… the only objectively good candidate.

We’re Christians; that’s what we should do…

BMD

Friday, 26 August 2016

26 August 2016. A Breath of Fresh Air on “Academic Freedom”

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Here’s a good link to the University of Chicago story… with a link to the original letter. Here’s an excellent response:

Those lists of “safe space” are incredible. As a minority, foreigner, female, or any other disadvantaged (such as severe myopia? Short?), I prefer people to speak their mind to me to my face and not behind closed doors at their dinner table. People shouldn’t edit their thoughts and words for being concerned with being “politically correct”, “up-to-date”, or “open-minded”. When there’s disagreement, that’s when we need meaningful discussion or debate. To those demanding “safe space”, if you truly believe your ideology is right (and that “others” may do great damage), then, it’s almost your responsibility to start or join the discussion isn’t it? Why hide?

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I hate speech suppression, but I hate ignorant bloviating just as much. Do speak… if you have the creds. For instance, I don’t have the medical or scientific creds to comment on the Jenner affair… so, I don’t. Do note that most of those commenting on it also lack such creds (what does that tell you about Dreher, Trenham, Reardon, Whiteford, et al?). Therefore, what weight should you give such vacuous commentary? I’d say that such talk is mere hot air; no decent person should attend to it, nor should you give attention to the asshats spouting it. That’s not suppression of speech… that’s called discernment… there’s a difference. To forbid Josiah Trenham to speak (so long as he has his bishop’s specific OK on a particular instance) is beyond the pale. To demand his creds to speak on this or that is kosher (indeed, one should always demand such). Have a care… there be phonies out there; many are “respectable” or clergy. Bite the coin… there be vile counterfeits in circulation.

BMD

Thursday, 25 August 2016

25 August 2016. The Choice Facing Us is Clear…

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Monday, 22 August 2016

22 August 2016. Pogo Redux… “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us”… DON’T Enable the Duopoly

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Look at this cover… it’s proof that the “conservatives” and Chilly Hilly are on the same page. Do you truly want to vote for that? I’d say this, “The USA has thousands of victims from drone strikes in the Third World. Did VVP do the same?” Yes… did VVP do likewise? He did NOT… ergo, American conservatives lie on that… so, what else are they lying about?

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I saw this on FB:

By any reasonable definition, Democrats are now the more conservative of America’s two parties. They are more interested than Republicans are in conserving America’s international relationships, cultural norms, and political and economic institutions as they are.

Here is the article referenced.

Let’s keep it simple… the Democrats and Republicans are simply two sides of the same rotten Neoliberal coin. The worst of the lot are those who label themselves “liberal” and “conservative” (“progressives” aren’t far behind, though). It’s now at the point where there isn’t a tuppence-worth of difference between Rod Dreher and Hillary Clinton. NONE. Have a care with “conservatives”… they’re either liars or dupes. Look at the National Review cover… they’re ready to endorse Hillary. As for “Libertarians”, they’re nothing but anarchists in three-piece suits. They want to empower the rich and powerful, in hopes that some of the scraps may fall their way. The present American political apparat is broken. I have no bloody idea what shall replace it in the end. The country runs by itself… but that can’t persist. Power DOES abhor a vacuüm. Either the oligarchs or the people will win. Clinton, Trump, and Johnson are the candidates of the oligarchs. Stein is the candidate of the people. Yes… there are nutters amongst her backers… but one can put up with that far more easily than oppression from the One Percent. There’s no perfect faction or candidate.

Your vote does count. Vote for Stein…

BMD

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