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Five Reasons Socialism Cannot Fit Within Christianity

1) Christianity is about resurrection, which implies that we are already dead. It has a defined goal. It seeks personal improvement. And this translates into small actions day-to-day that have no big picture impact but are huge in the small picture. Christianity is an ideology about life and second chances.

Marxism is about destruction. You must murder society before you can resurrect it. But there is no goal on the other side. There is just a vague notion of justice, but it is arbitrary and constantly changing. The individual is his own authority and can decide who deserves to live and who deserves to die. And revolution wants to start from the ground up, so every thing about society must be washed away and began from scratch. And since that hasn’t happened yet (and never truly can), socialism is always in the process of destroying. It never gets to the rebuilding phase.

<<I had a friend, a nun, Mary Montgomery, one of the Sisters of Providence, who took me out to lunch every six months or so, and gave me twenty-dollar Target gift cards on Christmas. Her gestures to support someone, rather than expressions of hate against someone — even though these gestures were miniscule and did nothing to restore me to health — meant a great deal to me.>>

2) Christianity gives value to the individual. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Small actions of kindness have value. Each person has a responsibility. You have to love others no matter what they are like.

Marxism is collectivist. It sees people as groups based on a quality. There always must be a proletariat to overthrow a bourgeoise. The individual circumstance does not matter. All women are oppressed by all men, and therefore feminists claim to speak for “all women” even though very few American women actually consider themselves to be feminists. It is fueled by hatred for an opposing class and only has love for those who are like you.

Christianity teaches a heavenly kingdom. Christians are supposed to follow the existing laws and respect authority. We are not supposed to look for paradise on earth. But the Jewish leaders were expecting an earthly messiah who would overthrow the Romans, and that is why centuries later so many Jews have been Marxists. “Judeo-Christian values” is a contradiction in terms.

<<I volunteered with the Sisters of Charity. For them, I pumped cold water from a well and washed lice out of homeless people’s clothing. The sisters did not want to save the world. Someone already had. The sisters focused on the small things, as their founder, Mother Teresa, advised, “Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love.” Delousing homeless people’s clothing was one of my few concrete accomplishments.>>

<<Affirmative action benefits recipients by color, not by income. Even this limited focus fails. In his 2004 Yale University Press study, Thomas Sowell insists that affirmative action helps only wealthier African Americans. Poor blacks do not benefit. In 2009, Princeton sociologists Thomas Espenshade and Alexandria Radford demonstrated that poor, white Christians are underrepresented on elite college campuses. Leftists add insult to injury. A blue-collar white kid, who feels lost and friendless on the alien terrain of a university campus, a campus he has to leave immediately after class so he can get to his fulltime job at MacDonald’s, must accept that he is a recipient of “white privilege” – if he wants to get good grades in mandatory classes on racism.>>

3) The ironic reversal of point #2 is that Marxism can only be achieved if the individual is atomized. All of humanity is supposed to be regrouped into the same collective. Therefore all identifiable ties must be destroyed. This is why leftists glorify single-parent families and coerce communities into racial diversity without letting it come about organically. Every sense of identity must be removed so that you are a complete individual.

Christianity is community-ist. Almost ever epistle in the Bible was written to a church or to a leader of a church. Some recent pope (I am having trouble finding the quote) said that the only thing we do alone is go to hell. St Ignatius said, There is no salvation outside the Church. The Orthodox Church teaches that, generally speaking, you should either be married or living in a monastery.

Of course we all have personal responsibility for our choices regardless of what others do. But we are tied to those around us. This is why Jesus says to maintain good terms with your neighbors even if you don’t like them. Christianity tries to build a community here and now. Marxism wants a community of inter-exchangeable parts in the distant future like some kind of bland lumpy porridge. Marxism doesn’t care if prices sore while product quality plummets, so long as there is an illusion of equality. Poverty, murder, and the deep emotional suffering of grief and despair are incidental inconveniences in socialism. Mediocrity is at best a condition and at worst a goal.

<<Horowitz said something that interrupted my flow of thought. He pointed out that Camden, Paterson, and Newark had decades of Democratic leadership. I grew up among “Greatest Generation” Americans who had helped build these cities…Within a few short decades, Paterson, Camden, and Newark devolved into unlivable slums, with shooting deaths, drug deals, and garbage-strewn streets. The pain that New Jerseyans express about these failed cities is our state’s open wound.>>

<<In the end, though, we didn’t show up for the Marxist happily ever after. We believed in God and we were often devout Catholics. Leftists wanted us to slough off our ethnic identities and join in the international proletarian brotherhood — “Workers of the world, unite!” But we clung to ethnic distinctiveness. Future generations lost their ancestral ties, but they didn’t adopt the IWW flag; they flew the stars and stripes. “Property is theft” is a communist motto, but no one is more house-proud than a first generation Pole who has escaped landless peasantry and secured his suburban nest.>>

4) It is entirely focused on money. The goodness in life is not measured by a variety of life experiences, emotions, and relationships but in material possessions and endorphin highs. In Marxism, it is impossible to live a good life without some measure of luxury. But someone always has more luxury than you, which causes you to realize how poor you are. So socialism is built on jealousy. (Feminists do the same things with the men’s careers, educations and leadership positions.) If you’ve ever wondered where the connection between Jewish usury and Jewish communism is, it’s in this point.

Therefore people are always seen as a having a monetary value and not an intrinsic human worth. A person exists to further the people’s revolution. Beyond that they have no purpose in life. This is why communist governments murder their own citizens so frequently, even if those citizens are actively trying to work for the state. (Read “From Russia, With Love” by Ian Fleming.) And because people are defined by their possessions, it makes it easier to fit them into a collective based on class.

In Christianity, you are not supposed to be jealous of others. A good life is measured by the good you do and not the good you have. Jesus told the rich young ruler to sell everything he has, not so that the poor can be wealthy but so that the rich young ruler will be free to pursue righteousness.

Socialist Jesus would have told the rich young ruler to commit suicide and leave his possessions to a charity. After all, socialism doesn’t care about personal righteousness or self-improvement; its only concern is equality.

<<I felt that I was confronting the signature essence of my social life among leftists. We rushed to cast everyone in one of three roles: victim, victimizer, or champion of the oppressed. We lived our lives in a constant state of outraged indignation. I did not want to live that way anymore. I wanted to cultivate a disposition of gratitude. I wanted to see others, not as victims or victimizers, but as potential friends, as loved creations of God. I wanted to understand the point of view of people with whom I disagreed without immediately demonizing them as enemy oppressors.>>

5) Marxism teaches that the end of equality justifies the means. If the entire goal of history is to achieve equality, then you must do anything to achieve that salvation. Therefore, the individual circumstance is irrelevant. This is how the rape hoaxes of the last few years have come about. If women are by default the oppressed, then we have to believe any woman who claims to be raped, and even when she is proven to be lying, we must still sympathize with her.

This removes the notion of consequences. If women are taught they can get away with lying about rape, then they will lie even more about rape. Eventually men and even women will quit believing them. But that “sides” with men, so the feminists must double down and say that we should believe women even more. Truth doesn’t matter; only results matter.

This comfort with falsehood bleeds over into ethics. Something is only right or wrong depending on the class that commits it. Feminists make up the myth of rape culture on colleges and cherrypick isolated examples that usually turn out to be false. But these same feminists want to import Muslims who have a real rape culture. When these Muslims now living in the West act on their rape culture, feminists rush to cover up the story and dismiss the pattern, because they need Muslims to be a proletariat to help fight against the bourgeoise white males. This is why all liberals are hypocrites. And should a woman like Kelleyanne Conway, Anne Coulter or Sarah Palin side against the liberals, they are considered traitors to the revolution and must be executed mercilessly before they can gain influence.

In Christianity, because God is the origin of all reality, Truth matters. Perhaps you can tell a lie out of politeness or to save a life, but you cannot tell a lie to bolster the ideology. Equality is not the goal at all. The goal is making things into what they were created to be. And because we are all supposed to be achieving perfection, then all rape is bad no matter who commits it. And so Christian cultures have made rape illegal and have attached a strong social stigma to it. People are judged based on their choices and not on their class.

In Christianity, the goal of life is holiness. Therefore, the end of sanctification justifies any means. “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” If you have to sell everything, if you have to be abandoned by your friends, if you have to give up a high-paying job, if you have to be murdered in order to achieve holiness, then you do so, because that is the purpose.

It is for this reason that Christianity sees suffering as a blessing. Suffering builds character. Secularism (and by extension Marxism) sees suffering as an inconvenience to be avoided whenever possible. Nietzsche has the famous phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”, and it is for that reason (among others) that he is more loved by Christians than his own atheists.

The atheist cannot imagine any good coming from hardship. He only wants luxury and pleasure, and he believes he is entitled to take it at any cost. In Charlotte, there is little middle class. You are either a very wealthy white or a poor minority. Unfair? Yes. Is it justice to riot downtown and take from the whites by force? It depends on what you view as the purpose of life.

<<I was a graduate student. Female genital mutilation came up in class. I stated, without ornamentation, that it is wrong. A fellow graduate student, one who was fully funded and is now a comfortably tenured professor, sneered at me. “You are so intolerant. Clitoredectomy is just another culture’s rite of passage. You Catholics have confirmation.”>>

<<The left’s visceral hatred of poor whites overflowed like a broken sewer when John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate in 2008. It would be impossible, and disturbing, to attempt to identify the single most offensive comment that leftists lobbed at Palin. One can report that attacks on Palin were so egregious that leftists themselves publicly begged that they cease; after all, they gave the left a bad name. The Reclusive Leftist blogged in 2009 that it was a “major shock” to discover “the extent to which so many self-described liberals actually despise working people.” The Reclusive Leftist focuses on Vanity Fair journalist Henry Rollins. Rollins recommends that leftists “hate-fuck conservative women” and denounces Palin as a “small town hickoid” who can be bought off with a coupon to a meal at a chain restaurant.>>

 

[https://downtrend.com/robertgehl/american-thinker-top-ten-reasons-i-am-no-longer-a-leftist]

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Racism Is A Made-up Propaganda Term

When I was a small child, maybe five years old, my mother took me to the circus. There a clown offered me a dumdum lollipop. I wanted the candy, but more than that I hated the clown. I did not fear the clown. I merely hated him for the color of his skin.

He offered me more lollipops in succession, getting up to five before moving to the next child. Then I regretted discriminating against him, because I could have had five pieces of candy.

Racism, clearly, is genetic. Please don’t judge us. We can’t help what we are. All we racists want is tolerance to live our lives in the way that conventional society considers abhorrent.

No, I’m kidding. I’m not about to use the left’s logic. I was a genius child and knew there was something deeply unnatural about a man in makeup. Likewise, any man, white or black, who is as androgynous and faggy as the average American negro is to be viewed with extreme prejudice. No amount of public school could ever squash my Xmen superpower of reading faces.

Look at Latin or ancient Greek or medieval Russian. Is there a term to describe racism? No, of course not. If you went to Shakespeare or Jefferson and called them a racist, they would say, “What the hell does that mean?” Every time some gen x liberal former Catholic hopped on Kevin Smith movies tells me that the Southern Confederacy was racist, I say, “No shit. It was the 1800s. The idea of not being​ racist wouldn’t be invented for at least another fifty years.”

Why Are So many Actors Homosexual?

I’m just shocked, you all. Hollywood is apparently obsessed with sex and exploits the young and stupid. Who knew?

George Takei, who previously bragged about being molested as a child, calling it “glorious” as though he was initiated into a cult, is now being accused of molesting children. Kevin Spacey, who starred in American Beauty, a film about how straights are psychopaths and gays are good and noble and true, has been accused of being a child-molesting psychopath.

It’s almost as if actors, whose career is defined by pretending to be something you aren’t, are hypocrites, liars, and perverts. I can’t believe it. I figured their staunch defense of Roman Polanski was just a weird quirk.

Seriously, though, how is this a news story? I don’t give a damn about anything George Takei says or does about anything ever. He’s the Adam West of Star Trek.

In olden days, people were very mistrustful of theater actors. And more and more we are seeing why. It’s not natural to spend your life craving attention from strangers. Most actors today are just beautiful people with two emotions to cycle through, but even an actor who is genuinely talented like Aaron Ekheart still has a genuine talent in something that for most of human history would be financially worthless.

Actors are so often homosexual because the homosexual act itself is a lie. Putting your dick in the pooper is not sex, but if you pretend then you can convince yourself a butt is the same thing as a vagina. In the same way, you can pretend so-and-so is actually MacBeth, even though he’s just an undergrad.

Notice that the only pop singers who are gay are the ones with the grand theatrics. Most musicians are straight, because the whole point in music is getting laid. This is why girls can only play what’s on a page and very rarely can improvise, because they don’t need to impress men with talent or intelligence in order to win sex.

Same reason why actors are liberal. Liberalism is based on accepting lies. Blacks are the same as whites, Muslims are harmless, women can and should do anything men can, Christianity is violent, humans evolved from apes, etc. Of course Hollywood hates Trump “telling it like it is”. They’re having an identity crisis over him, because he’s kicked down their lovely wall of lives.

(The personal always bleeds into the political, which is why the idea of separating politics and religion is impossible.)

The whole “if you don’t accept homosexuality then you are opposed to love and are full of hatred” thing they’ve been annoying us with for two decades. Of course they murky the definition of words like “love” and redefine it to “orgasm”. It’s an industry that’s very core concept is pretending to be something you aren’t.

And that’s why society has, until the last century, never trusted the theater.

 

The Thanksgiving Post

Thanksgiving is the only major American holiday I have any respect for. It is everything Christmas was supposed to be. Remove the greed from Christmas, and you have Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is inherently religious. To give thanks is a transitive action, because there must be someone to whom you give thanks. Without that “whom”, it’s merely a day of reflecting on how much better your life is than others.

Therefore, atheists are not allowed to celebrate Thanksgiving. Neither are Jews or socialists. Sometimes they do anyway, and they rename the day to “Turkey Day”. Do not let them get away with this. Remind them that they are godless heathens bound for hell because they have no higher power to whom to give thanks. They already stole Christmas and Easter (and then always blame the Christians for Santa and the Easter Bunny when arguing religion with you, because athys have no self-awareness).

Thanksgiving is also inherently rightwing. It is about recognizing you have more than you deserve, whereas the leftwing is about demanding what you are owed. Thanksgiving is fundamentally a holiday about humility.

Armchair Anthropology: What Race is Blair?

Many people talk about how difficult it is to be an ethnic minority in our society, but imagine growing up not even knowing what ethnicity you are. Or knowing you were genetically European but missing the most prominent physical features that enable others in the race to accept you as one of them.

My swarthy complexion has always been a mystery. Whatever it is is very old and from the eastern US. I was told growing up that it is Cherokee, but no one knows how much or how far back, and usually an Indian complexion fades out after a few generations. It’s not the right Denise Huxtable tint to be African. So where does it come from?

I believe that Scooby Doo has finally solved the mystery. The Melungeons are a tri-racial European/African/Indian mix from the Cumberland Gap, especially in Tennessee. Their origins are unknown, but they seem to have migrated from the Virginia farms in the 1600s. Recent anthropology and genetic testing have further clarified the Melungeon question. Despite heavy intermixing with the whites in the last century, they still maintain the olive complexion. Some of the Google images pictures look fairly similar to my family, though there doesn’t seem to be a good sampling from either group to compare, since the Melungeon search results aren’t very good and most of the Martins did not get the charming Turkish look anyway.

My cousins on that side of the family look like regular Aryan supermen. Though I am almost certain my grandmother was cheating, I am pretty sure she did not have any children from her affairs. Anyway, my uncle and my late grandfather had no hair on their legs, and it’s not because they were gay.

Three pieces of evidence that show I could be of some Melungeon descent:

1) The dark skin comes from the Martin family, who come from Indiana. Indiana was largely settled by southerners, and “Martin” is a Scottish name common here in Chattanooga (which itself was settled by people from the surrounding area as a kind of mini rust belt). I feel like I haven’t met many Martins from elsewhere in the South. It’s very possible a Martin from northeast Tennessee or just over the border married a Melungeon girl, and they or their descendent moved to Indiana to find better economic opportunity (since most industrial development in Tennessee has always been in the southern half of the state). This migration was not uncommon at all within the last 150 years, as is documented in the songs “Rocky Top” and “Shenandoah”, the book “The Redneck Manifesto” by Jim Goad, and — to a lesser extent — the movie “The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia”.

2) The Melungeons used to be confused for Portuguese, Turks, Gypsies, and Moors, ie Mediterranean people. All my life, people have said I look like a Muslim or a Jew, and in ID photos I always make a point to have a full beard, trenchcoat, and menacing frown for the comedy (my North Carolina driver’s license photo was awesome). In actuality, I don’t have any of the facial features Turks, Syrians, and Jews have, but most people don’t know the difference, and it’s universally accepted that I don’t have a Hispanic face.

3) Many Melungeons have a knot on the back of the head above the neck and a ridge on the front four teeth (whereas Anglo-Saxons have straight teeth). Both of these traits I have. This seems to be the strongest evidence.

If this theory is true (and it’s by far the best I’ve ever heard), then that would mean three of my grandparents have ancestry from the Appalachian South, which — for you Yanks reading this — is as different of a culture from the low-country cotton farmland South as Bavaria is from Prussia.

Either way, I have started listing my race on government forms as Appalachian-American.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melungeon

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mtnties/physical.html

No, Whites Are Not About To Become A Minority In America

In 2044, whites will no longer be in the majority in America. 2044 exactly. They failed to tell us which month, but we know it won’t be in 2043 or 2045. We know this as certain as we know that exactly six million Jews died in gas camps in Germany.

25 years is a long time. A lot can happen. In general, humans are bad at predicting the future, especially if it’s something very specific. We tend to assume current trends will last forever, but in America things can change very quickly.

Five years ago in my Ethics class, I predicted that the EU would collapse in twenty years because Europeans love nothing more than killing each other except killing brown people. Only one person (out of the like half dozen paying attention and the professor) didn’t laugh me down. The only thing I was wrong about is that it happened far more quickly.

Here’s a list of possible contingencies of why I think whites will retain their majority.

+ Blacks tend to kill each other off. They also tend to abuse hard drugs more often than whites. Blacks have higher rates of STDs.

+ California may secede.

+ Blacks and Mexicans tend to vote liberal. While currently they have a baby boom, socialism always leads to a kind of anti-natalism, at least in practice if not in name. It’s hard to have a lot of kids when your worldview is built around fun. Some people say blacks are actually socially conservative, but the civil rights movement is based on Marxist theory, so I’m not buying it.

+ Mexicans and Muslims aren’t tied to the land and may voluntarily leave if things get bad here or if things get better in the homeland.

+ This is purely anecdotal, but blacks are homosexual more often than whites. Their cultural values are money, status, and “doing what I want”, which is hard to do when you have seven children.

+ Socialists, atheists, and feminists take birth control like it’s the eucharist (effectively solving the Jew problem, because Jew is almost synonymous with atheist or homosexual). In later decades traditionalist Christians will have much more cultural influence because they reproduced more. I realize this isn’t as much of a white thing, but currently about as many black babies are aborted than born.

+ Trump and other “it’s okay to be white” movements give white people more hope for the future and feel less replaceable, so they naturally reproduce more.

+ A horrible plague hits America, which affects the cities more than the country. Same with a civil war.

+ Millennials and … whatever generation is currently 18 … realize their parents are miserable and so reorient their priorities, causing a huge baby boom. I meet young people all the time who want four children for demographic reasons. This is exacerbated by being told they are about to become a minority.

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Bonus: It doesn’t matter how much minorities increase their percentage, because A) they hate each other and B) they live in cities that vote Democrat anyway.

Also, people talk about Africa and the third world’s population growth, but that’s nothing a few plagues and warlords can’t solve. Communism has done wonders to reduce China’s population.

I think Western Europe is screwed though. The coming bloody civil war may drive the Muslims out, but the problem with Europe is the Europeans themselves.

Trump’s Theme Song Perfectly Summarizes The Times

In December 1969, the Rolling Stones closed out the decade — and defeated the Beatles — with their greatest album, Let It Bleed. If the Beach Boys started the decade, the Rolling Stones ended it. It is an album about the death of ideology.

The album is about accepting the failed optimism of popular liberalism after seeing the inherent chaos of human nature. It is a coming-of-age memoir. “Gimme Shelter” is about rape, murder and fear, “Let It Bleed” mentions “cocaine and sympathy” (as opposed to LSD and enlightenment), and the final track “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” shows how the three major topics of sex, drugs, and revolution had become twisted into something destructive and exploitative.

And for that reason, it is the perfect song for Donald Trump to end his speeches with. The post-Cold War pop-liberalism has proven unrealistic, and we must accept that human nature is not what we may have hoped. Here it is set to pictures of liberals crying, immensely relevant a year later.