Saturday, September 15, 2012

We Gotta Let Him Go

While there's still some resemblance to America.

Say, those wouldn't be brown shirts, would they?


Blogger julie said...

The fact that this happened at all makes me wonder if it isn't already too late. The potus isn't the only one sworn to uphold the Constitution, but I'd bet that not one person in the chain of command, from the Feds to the arresting deputies, did the right thing. Or is "just following orders" now an acceptable reason for breaking the law?

9/15/2012 06:15:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Obama is doing precisely what the left hallucinated Bush was doing all those years.

And this week the MSM crossed a kind of rubicon, going from mere leftist cheerleaders to a Pravda-like imposition of non-reality.

And damn if the Mayan calendar isn't right on schedule!

9/15/2012 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger JWM said...

Fear this.


9/15/2012 06:53:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

And damn if the Mayan calendar isn't right on schedule!

I don't know why, but that's kind of funny. Laugh or cry, perhaps...

9/15/2012 07:02:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

Make your own caption.

9/15/2012 08:16:00 PM  
Blogger EbonyRaptor said...

It's times like this I feel powerless. Fear and anger wrestle inside me, and both emotions are pointless. I want to do something and yet I'm slow to do the only thing I can do that matters. Pray.

Dear Heavenly Father, may Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, in Jesus' name and by the power of Your Holy Spirit. Amen.

9/15/2012 08:48:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I am the smilingest, most easy going person, who is now filled with rage! I always wondered when the reality of the world would catch up with me...I think you are right, Julie, it is too late.

9/15/2012 09:05:00 PM  
Blogger Cond0011 said...

ahhhhh... Democracy in action.

9/16/2012 04:29:00 AM  
Blogger ge said...

a mirthful ditty i done did with berieve it or dont a
Tombergian twist!

9/16/2012 04:36:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

I think it is clear now that an entirely different strategy is in order. One not so beholden to the latest election-cycle etc.

It is time to start thinking long-term. By that I mean in the hundreds of years, if not in the thousands.

Civilization must survive. Even if it takes a while for it to overcome the new dark age that very well seems to be arriving in front of our eyes.

Of course, it is also clear to me that I must do what I can *now* as am able.

9/16/2012 06:21:00 AM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...


The last two popes --Ratzinger and Wojtyla -- were quite close, but interestingly, had very different visions of the future. Ratzinger is quite pessimistic, and in one of his books predicts that Christians will eventually be reduced to a kind of remnant, keeping alive the light of civilization during the coming dark age.

Let me see if I can find it. Here it is, from the appropriately titled Salt of the Earth:

"Perhaps the time has come to say farewell to the idea of traditionally Catholic cultures. Maybe we are facing a new and different kind of epoch in the Church’s history, where Christianity will again be characterized more by the mustard seed, where it will exist in small, insignificant groups that nonetheless live an intensive struggle against evil and bring the good into the world -- that let God in...

"There are certainly no mass conversions to Christianity, no reversal of the historical paradigm, no about-face. But there are powerful ways in which faith is present, inspiring people again and giving them dynamism and joy. In other words, there is a presence of faith that means something for the world.”

9/16/2012 07:30:00 AM  
Blogger EbonyRaptor said...

Jack said "Civilization must survive"

Isaiah 40:8 "The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of God stands forever."

Love will not perish. A new vanguard will arise.

9/16/2012 07:41:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

"...where it will exist in small, insignificant groups that nonetheless live an intensive struggle against evil and bring the good into the world -- that let God in...

I recently read, A Canticle for Leibowitz which has something of a similar, and I think very relevant, take on the matter of long term cultural survival.

It got me to thinking that small-scale groups of individuals could commit themselves to absorbing, even memorizing, and at least archiving the necessary classics of Western Civilization.

Hopefully then, these works will be awaiting us on the other side of the darkness.

9/16/2012 08:14:00 AM  
Blogger Jack said...

"Love will not perish. A new vanguard will arise."

ER- I, too, share this hope. Thank you for expressing it so well.

All this being said, I also hope that things aren't actually as dire as they often appear. My wish is that in 30 years I am laughing at myself for this. Right now, though, I have a hard time believing that.

9/16/2012 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger EbonyRaptor said...

I hear ya Jack. As King Crimson sang:

If we make it we can all sit back and laugh,
But I fear tomorrow I'll be crying.

I've been blessed to know freedom. I fear my 8 year old grandson and 1 year old granddaughter will not.

9/16/2012 11:17:00 AM  
Blogger Van Harvey said...

What's interesting is that the story appears no where in the Google News pages.

Not considered of note I guess. Sorta like Easter.

On the bright side, though free speech may be on the run, it isn't outlawed yet, Breitbart and others are still going strong.

As long as that's possible, I don't throw in the towel.

But I may chew it a bit.

9/16/2012 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

I foolisly had hoped the cops would keep their oath to support and defend the constitution, alas I fear they will not.

9/16/2012 01:21:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

As with public school teachers, the union comes first.

9/16/2012 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

4 More Gulag

9/16/2012 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

hmmmm...could the Nakoula arrest be as simple as this?

If so, I must admit that I have something of a hair-trigger these days. Confession: I am a more than a little bit wound-up re: the upcoming election.

9/16/2012 06:37:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

That much was known. But why in the middle of the night, at this particular time, with all those cops, for a possible parole violation that can almost be handled by mail?

9/16/2012 06:57:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

Clearly *if* it was a simple parole violation, they surely handled ineptly i.e. if it was routine inquiry they sure didn't make it look that way.

So at the very *minimum* it was handled not only incompetently, but in a way--midnight arrest, surrounded by cops, etc-- that could only lead to grave doubts about any story they would tell about it.

Especially following reports that the White House was putting pressure on YouTube/Google to remove the video. Not to mention all the craven apologies to those who attacked our embassies and killed our fellow citizens.

I guess it will be telling to see how this all plays out over the next few days.

May we live in interesting times.

9/16/2012 07:18:00 PM  
Blogger julie said...

Not only that, but it's my understanding that the video has been out for months. If the parole issue was so pressing and egregious, why didn't he get picked up on it months ago?

Make no mistake, everything about this situation is flat-out wrong. The only reason we know who this guy is is that the Feds sold him to the Muslim beastlings when they demanded another human sacrifice in the pretense that said sacrifice would somehow calm their insatiable rage. The man may have violated his parole, but that's beside the point. The US government should have told Egypt's president to go fuck himself when he demanded the arrest of the video's producer; that is the only acceptable response.

At present, pretty much every American is a felon. Not because we're all terrible criminals, but because there are so many laws that it is virtually impossible to live an ordinary life without violating some regulation or other. Is it so implausible that, had it not been the parole issue, some other "valid" legal concern would have suddenly been revealed as an excuse to arrest this guy?

First they came for the creator of a cheesy Islam-insulting internet video...

9/16/2012 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

As the blogger, The Last Psychiatrist often says:
If you're watching, it's for you.

9/16/2012 07:40:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

One thing is for certain, the current administration's handling of the attack on our embassies and its aftermath has been reprehensible--even regardless of the Nakoula arrest.

Obama, Hillary et al, have simply fed the crocodile hoping it would eat them last.

9/16/2012 07:47:00 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

The Coptic Christians are in even more danger now thanks to the Obama goons.

9/16/2012 07:57:00 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

We are all on probation.

9/16/2012 08:08:00 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

"But any adult inhabitant of this country, from a collective farmer up to a member of the Politburo, always knew that it would take only one careless word or gesture and he would fly off irrevocably into the abyss."
~ The Gulag Archipelago

9/16/2012 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Jack said...

The horrific part is that they appear to be feeding *us* to the crocodile...

9/16/2012 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Gagdad Bob said...

No, the allahgator.

9/17/2012 09:44:00 AM  

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