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Posts by AnalogReigns

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  • Is this Real? [Dorian Johnson recants story? Wilson to be cleared?]

    08/19/2014 8:50:52 PM PDT · 114 of 155
    AnalogReigns to rogertomday

    Whether or not this is true, if I were Darren Wilson I would flee not just Missouri, but the USA. There is NO WAY he will get a fair hearing on this, as this is OJ/Trayvon Martin all over again. Media frenzy, and bigoted (against our legal system) “protesters.”

    Maybe New Zealand or Australia...or perhaps somewhere in South America. I’d drive to the Mexican border, cross over and catch a plane out of Mexico city (as our Feds here may try to stop him (even unarrested/unindicted as yet)at an international airport here) bribing the right people if necessary.

    It is sad that the USA under Mr. Obama has come to this, but in matters where race is involved—justice for a Caucasian is highly unlikely.

    Officer Wilson’s life—and that of his whole family—is very much at risk—and I really don’t expect justice for him in this, even if he were “set free,” and not indicted or tried, as there are now thousands who want him dead. Thousands more would know his face, and want to kill him too—if/when this goes to trial—regardless whether he was eventually declared not-guilty or not.

    Officer Wilson’s life in the USA is ruined.

  • South African Union Leader Calls for Attacks on Jews 'Everywhere'

    08/14/2014 8:17:55 AM PDT · 26 of 32
    AnalogReigns to DAC21
    Certainly, like 0, of mixed descent.

    A Nazi, none-the-less.

  • Millennial Series: Part 8: Amillennial Ecclesiology

    08/12/2014 10:31:02 PM PDT · 60 of 179
    AnalogReigns to one Lord one faith one baptism

    I’m not a dispensationalist, however the Church of Rome too believes in an invisible Church, otherwise you could not logically call Protestants Christians. The Eastern Orthodox too deny the authority of Rome, but are just as old—or older (since the Church began in Jerusalem, not Rome, and the Eastern Orthodox too, have apostolic succession) and your body recognizes them as fellow Christians...

    To say that the Church of Rome alone is catholic, is just ignorant chauvinism.

  • 15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

    08/12/2014 9:34:02 PM PDT · 105 of 268
    AnalogReigns to Political Junkie Too

    Umm, because his mother, Eve, took care of him. The bible teaches Adam and Eve were created as adults.

    I really don’t get your point.

  • John Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and Obama

    08/12/2014 10:27:45 AM PDT · 25 of 25
    AnalogReigns to Cowboy Bob

    I had 2 foreign roommates in college. I’m the same age as Mr. O, and I went to a rural college in Pennsylvania.....

  • John Brennan – The CIA - Zbigniew Brzezinski – Columbia University and Obama

    08/12/2014 10:25:59 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    AnalogReigns to Nachum

    Yes the missing year is mysterious.

    All the rest of the “dots” though could easily be coincidental—and besides, Mr. O simply does not appear competent enough now to be a CIA operative—let alone back in his young/dumb/commie/pothead undergrad years.

  • Right of Return Extended to Gay Couples (Israel)

    08/12/2014 10:08:59 AM PDT · 12 of 13
    AnalogReigns to Olog-hai

    I think it needs to be known—especially to conservative-Christians—that Israel is one of the most secular countries in the world. Orthodox Jews are a small (though influential) minority, and probably a majority of Israelis are non-observant religiously.... either agnostic or atheist—very much like you’ll find the nations of Europe.

    The people of Israel are NOT, by in large, the fiddler-on-the-roof-devout-chosen-people of fundamentalist Christian imagination. Of course that doesn’t mean they are not a 1st world democratic republic (though also very socialistic), which respects liberty and human rights—in a sea of violent wretched dictatorships.... who deserves our whole support.

  • U of Minnesota to Vikings: Don’t let visiting Redskins display their name or logo

    08/10/2014 12:03:43 AM PDT · 68 of 70
    AnalogReigns to FatherofFive

    Vikings killed the English, Welsh, Scots, and Irish ancestors of Cowboys.

    Ban Vikings as a mascot.

  • Tips For Hospital Visiting (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/09/2014 11:35:08 AM PDT · 9 of 15
    AnalogReigns to Gen.Blather

    Yes, I’ve read that in the earliest years of the Church, the Romans called Christians a people who “never died alone.” Typically dying people in the ancient world would be literally abandoned (as there were almost no hospitals) due to the terror pagans have of death.

    The extra bad thing though with my Dad’s friends are, he is NOT dying...rather, in spite of his legs, is quite a healthy 92 year old.

    My mother faithfully stays with him every single day—but his pious Christian friends, who visited regularly when he lived on a nice farm....stay away.

  • Tips For Hospital Visiting (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/09/2014 11:12:35 AM PDT · 7 of 15
    AnalogReigns to Gen.Blather
    My father is in a a nursing home, and I can tell you it is incredibly sad how, other than family, very few visitors he gets.

    The nursing home is a part of the retirement community my parents have lived in for over 10 years. My Dad has many friends there, and, from outside the home too--as they are in the same area where he spent his career and lived for 65+ years. My folks were very active in their Church too....yet, they are lucky if one person (an assigned Deacon) comes once a quarter.

    It's an extremely NICE nursing home too, no bad smells, very clean, well maintained, polite staff, etc. etc....

    It's just incredibly SHAMEFUL though how few will visit this very kind, friendly, gregarious, non-Altheimers man....and his friends just seem to be waiting for him to die. I will bet Dad will have a large funeral too, as he (was) very beloved, at least before paralysis of his legs put him in the nursing home.... I wonder if I will ask all the people who will show up for his funeral, offering all their care and sympathy--WHY DIDN'T YOU CARE ENOUGH TO SEE HIM WHEN HE WAS ALIVE????

    All I can say is that people are cowards when it comes to hospital/nursing home visits. Speaks very poorly of the love that Christians are commanded to show one to another.

  • #ISIS Hashtag Triggers #ObamaForeignPolicyInThreeWords Contest

    08/09/2014 8:49:59 AM PDT · 23 of 32
    AnalogReigns to NOBO2012

    Loud little stick.

  • Massachusetts Cracks Down on Pro-Life Free Speech [SATIRE]

    08/04/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    AnalogReigns to 556x45

    Please note: THIS IS SATIRE!

  • First WWI shot remembered a century on

    08/03/2014 5:59:36 AM PDT · 3 of 4
    AnalogReigns to naturalman1975

    Ummm, I’m not sure a gun accidentally fired at a friendly ship can count as the gun “to have fired the first British Empire shot of the Second World War.”

  • When is Contraception Abortifacient? Speak Precisely.

    07/22/2014 9:22:12 AM PDT · 3 of 8
    AnalogReigns to markomalley
    a drug that causes one of those products of conception to exit the womb prematurely

    That's not an easy question to answer though, since we're usually talking about micro-biological actions.

    From what I've read, it would appear to me, IUDs ALWAYS cause spontaneous abortions, and virtually any oral contraceptive--while not being the primary method they use of birth control (shutting down the ovaries) have a 2ndary effect, a certain percentage of the time--of not allowing a fertilized egg to implant in the womb--thereby causing a spontaneous abortion.

    I'm a firm Protestant, but more and more I see the wisdom of naming all birth control simply immoral.

  • Wave of anti-Semitic rallies hits cities across Germany

    07/22/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT · 24 of 25
    AnalogReigns to docbnj
    French Huguenauts--Calvinists--were THE most effective in hiding thousands of Jewish children during the war.

    Historically Huguenauts were the most persecuted Christian religion in France, having been slaughtered by the tens of thousands by the Catholics in the late 1500s.

    The FIRST European settlement in what is now the USA were Huguenauts, in what is now Jacksonville, Florida. A year after their settlement, all 400 were slaughtered by a Spanish army of Conquistadors, when they refused to convert to Roman Catholicism. These Spaniards then established St. Augustine, Florida.


    Huguenaut Cross

  • Wave of anti-Semitic rallies hits cities across Germany

    07/22/2014 8:28:08 AM PDT · 23 of 25
    AnalogReigns to markomalley
    " The crowds are largely young...many of Middle Eastern origin."

    Ya think? The article is misleading, making this sound like a rise in ethnic German Antisemitism. It isn't--these are overwhelmingly Muslim immigrants.

  • Leaflets Threaten Chicago Jews Over Israel in Gaza

    07/21/2014 1:01:58 PM PDT · 12 of 15
    AnalogReigns to Sarah Barracuda

    I’d be willing to bet the Jew-haters are 98% immigrant-Muslims.

  • 57 Percent of Young Smokers Don't Think Hookah Is Harmful for Health

    07/10/2014 2:21:19 PM PDT · 12 of 23
    AnalogReigns to uglybiker

    The hookah’s that I’ve smoked did have smoke coming from the little tobacco brick on top, whether roasted or not, the tobacco is burned by heat, or it will produce no smoke.

    A hookah is a water-cooled tobacco pipe. It’s no more, and no less risky than a conventional tobacco pipe.

  • 57 Percent of Young Smokers Don't Think Hookah Is Harmful for Health

    07/10/2014 1:54:50 PM PDT · 8 of 23
    AnalogReigns to USFRIENDINVICTORIA
    hot coal suspended over the tobacco mixture), a hookah produces vapours, not smoke. There is no combustion....

    Ummmm, perhaps you need a course in basic physics. Burning charcoal IS combustion, producing CO (that is carbon monoxide) along with CO2. The tobacco in a hookah is burned by that charcoal--again PRODUCING COMBUSTION.... and only then having its smoke.... brought down and cooled through the water. The cooled tobacco smoke may be vaporous....it is still, however smoke....that is the product of combustion.

    I am actually an (occasional) hookah smoker (though I prefer cigars) and a hookah is nothing other than a water cooled tobacco pipe--which has the same kinds of dangers as a conventional tobacco pipe.

    Of course an occasional pipe or cigar....is far less dangerous than any form of cigarette smoking, as unlike with cigarettes, you do not take pipe or cigar smoke into your lungs.....

  • Civil Rights Act: 50 Years Later (Afro Reports)

    07/07/2014 6:46:58 AM PDT · 3 of 14
    AnalogReigns to YourAdHere
    Women comprise the majority of college graduates ...

    And this is a good thing because...?

  • Marquette Parish Bans Gay Man from Ministry after Commitment Ceremony

    06/18/2014 6:46:06 AM PDT · 5 of 29
    AnalogReigns to marshmallow

    Let me see now, these men have been sodomizing each other for “three decades strong” and the church is only now—due to a ceremony— restricting their membership????

    It does seem unjust. They should of been disciplined 30 years ago.

  • North Carolina Came Close to a Nuke Attack

    06/17/2014 10:23:33 PM PDT · 26 of 46
    AnalogReigns to DesertRhino

    I used to go to church with the head Chaplain of SAC, one Bishop Hopwood. He’d be over 100 years old now, but he passed away at age 98, about 4 years ago.

    Given his age, I’d assume he’d of been at the peak of his career in the 1960s.

  • The Catholic Faith is the fixed point on which we move the world

    06/12/2014 10:30:50 AM PDT · 14 of 33
    AnalogReigns to Teófilo
    "The Catholic Faith is the fixed point on which we move the world."

    Agreed. Catholic Christian faith is simply not the same as that taught by the Church of Rome.

  • 19 Pictures That Will Make You Think Differently About Marilyn Monroe

    06/06/2014 11:24:02 PM PDT · 84 of 122
    AnalogReigns to EveningStar

    She is one year younger than my Mom, who was also born in Los Angeles, and, I think, they both looked remarkably similar...in their youth.

    My Mom though, was never addicted to drugs or alcohol, never dated the rich and famous, and was never sexually immoral.

  • Fellow Muslim Barack Obama takes delight in Robert Bergdahl’s victory cry for Allah

    06/06/2014 10:15:18 AM PDT · 11 of 27
    AnalogReigns to Oldpuppymax

    Yes it was weird. However being happy for the release of your son by calling God “most gracious, the most merciful” in a language the the captors would recognize... (since it’s such a famous Islamic phrase) doesn’t seem entirely beyond reason.

  • The Week Europe Died

    06/04/2014 6:47:11 AM PDT · 14 of 14
    AnalogReigns to markomalley

    This article has it screwed up. In Europe the right wing is very ANTI-immigration, often just for the reasons mentioned in this article. Immigration has made Europe less culturally liberal in a lot of ways, and Europeans are starting to notice. People are wanting their countries back....from the illiberal, anti-Semitic Muslims.

  • My husband became a ‘woman,’ and it ruined our marriage – and my future relationships

    05/29/2014 7:42:05 AM PDT · 10 of 69
    AnalogReigns to Morgana

    There are no “transgender” persons, only severely delusional men or women who mutilate themselves in surgery.

  • Publisher of Matthew Vines' 'God and the Gay Christian' Resigns From NRB

    05/27/2014 8:54:31 PM PDT · 15 of 22
    AnalogReigns to cloudmountain

    Liberal Christians love to quote the “he who is without sin cast the first stone” story.

    They almost always forget the last line of the story though, Jesus’ command to the adulterous woman to “Go and sin no more!”

  • Canik TP9: Making Glock Scared...for $319 [FULL REVIEW] (video only)

    05/27/2014 5:26:33 PM PDT · 20 of 21
    AnalogReigns to riverrunner

    Turkey has always been about THE most advanced Islamic country—as the former center of the Ottoman Empire. I doubt Samsun Yurt Savunma is a new company at all.

    I just looked it up. SYS is an aircraft/defense manufacturer with German connections. Been around since the ‘90s.

    At 320 for a Glock-like gun, sounds like a terrific deal.

  • Gay Marriage and the LCMS

    05/24/2014 11:00:57 AM PDT · 30 of 33
    AnalogReigns to Ransomed

    More than even BC is feminism itself—which brought ABC into the limelight, and using shame pushed its acceptance.

    If, as modern feminists claim, there is no difference between men and women other than plumbing, and there are no roles distinct to each sex—everyone is interchangeable in public and private life—than logically, why wouldn’t that apply to the bedroom? No wonder supporters of feminism, abortion,and, homosexuality are usually all the same people.

    Modern feminism has been one of the most profoundly anti-feminine—and therefore anti-human—influences on our society.

    The blood of 55,000,000+ babies aborted in America alone, must be laid at the feet of the ideology of feminism.

  • Gay Marriage and the LCMS

    05/24/2014 10:52:39 AM PDT · 29 of 33
    AnalogReigns to Dilbert San Diego

    The acceptance of any kind of homosexual behavior—much more the abomination of sodomy-marriage—has been and is increasingly defining the lines between true and apostate Christianity.

    Conservative denominations like the LCMS must develop and have clear disciplinary actions for pastors or seminary professors—or even lay church teachers—that will excommunicate those who teach that homosexual behavior or “marriage” is acceptable.

    One of the big separators between evangelical & orthodox Christians of all kinds from the liberals used to be the issue of homosexuality...now a few so-called evangelicals and emergents have rolled over and are going with the enormous flow of culture... Such persons who cling to sinful teaching must be rejected and removed from our fellowships like cancer.

    The early Church did this with all kinds of false teachers; we cannot be afraid to excommunicate false teachers today—for the love of Christ and His Body.

  • Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found...

    05/22/2014 11:38:08 PM PDT · 45 of 69
    AnalogReigns to Pharmboy

    I recall seeing a documentary about the discovery of a bunch of HEADLESS skeletons they found near the coast in south west England. The skulls were nearby in a pit....so evidently all these men were all executed by beheading—around AD 1000. The scientists were able to discern the sword or axe wounds were from strokes from the FRONT, not the back, so these guys saw themselves get beheaded...perhaps by choice, upright and kneeling.

    Mineral tests of the bones proved they were Scandinavian....and accounts of skirmishes with Vikings are common in this part of England. 100 skeletons were found....and Viking ships typically held 50....so this was 2 ships of Viking raiders, caught, and dispatched immediately...probably for piracy (and just viking...).

    A couple of skulls were missing, from which the historians assumed were probably put on pikes near the pit where the bodies were buried (on top of a hill), as a gruesome warning to others.....

  • Does this skull belong to a soldier of the Battle of Hastings? 1,000-year-old remains found...

    05/22/2014 11:17:06 PM PDT · 44 of 69
    AnalogReigns to minnesota_bound
    Here is Swiss Protestant Reformer Ulrich Zwingli's helmet, in which he died. The other side of it has a big crack in it....evidently from a sword. I've seen this helmet in a museum in Zurich....only recently returned there, from possession from the victors.

    Accounts have him surviving a battle near Lucerne lost against the Catholics (he was a military Chaplain) to be found wounded. They demanded he recant, and when he would not....they murdered him.

  • The Angelican Wannabe Fallacy

    05/21/2014 9:54:56 PM PDT · 3 of 7
    AnalogReigns to hinckley buzzard

    Angelican? They want to be angels?

    Methinks you meant Anglican....

    (and a lot of us Anglicans do not support women’s ordination, btw....)

  • Earthquake in Virginia?

    05/21/2014 7:30:15 PM PDT · 20 of 38
    AnalogReigns to Sarah Barracuda

    Central VA had a quake 4 years ago of something like 5 and it did millions in damage (including cracking the Washington Monument, and the National Cathedral in DC) The Washington Monument only now reopened a couple weeks ago, after extensive, top-down repairs....

    The East hardly ever gets quakes and we’re not prepared for them—so what would be ordinary in CA, is very damaging here.

  • Russia’s brutality with Ukraine is nothing new

    05/10/2014 9:13:03 AM PDT · 19 of 58
    AnalogReigns to Mariner
    That's not to say we shouldn't keep talking about it...but I'm not sure it applies to the events of today.

    I think the point of the argument is that Putin himself was educated by and dedicated to, the same regime that perpetrated the unthinkable barbarities and genocide on Ukraine. Therefore his mind and sensibilities we cannot expect to be what we consider sane and normal.... Putin was raised as, and still is, a barbarian.

    It would be as if the Prime Minister of modern Germany was raised a Nazi, and had been a Gestapo officer, and had stated that the fall of the 3rd Reich was the worst catastrophe in the 20th Century.... (this never happened and is unthinkable in post-war Germany). Still, if we imagine that, there's no doubt we would be thinking that such a leader would still be a dangerous heartless Nazi in his heart.

    Similarly, Putin--ex-high-ranking KGB officer--is still a Russian Nationalist (if not necessarily a Communist), raised with barbarous and brutal totalitarian assumptions on the role of government--who would no-doubt defend Stalin's genocide in Ukraine. In comparison, he's being mild there....

    Putin-as-unreformed-barbarian is the real problem.

  • Does Canon 1066 amount to a coin toss?

    05/10/2014 8:19:09 AM PDT · 14 of 15
    AnalogReigns to BlatherNaut

    Given that, with the right amount of money...to hire the right canon-lawyers....most actually can get a marriage annulled by Rome, I suspect Cardinal Kasper and the pope are correct.

    The question which seems obvious to me is, are the grounds for nullification too broad?

  • Which Hoover do we want?

    05/10/2014 8:12:36 AM PDT · 13 of 26
    AnalogReigns to A'elian' nation

    Given the revolution in oil & gas production from fracking—(we’re now THE largest nat. gas producer in the world, and next year will become THE largest oil producer...)and with that kind of money being made, even the green-nazis can’t stop it; I’m not at all convinced we’re in for an economic collapse.

    But for fracking we would be....but, we’re not there.

  • Brooklyn’s Revolutionary War shrine could become national monument

    05/05/2014 9:21:42 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    AnalogReigns to Pharmboy

    It should. My great-great-great-great-grandfather—who died as a POW there—would be pleased.

  • The Swastika Passport

    04/30/2014 7:45:43 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    AnalogReigns to Gay State Conservative

    I must admit not having a whole lot of sympathy for Jewish people who IN 1939... “felt an irresistible yearning to return for a visit to her home town in Poland to see her family there,” taking her whole family along...

    Hitler and the Nazis had already made it abundantly clear they planned to eliminate the Jews in Europe....for anyone who cared to listen, and his military aggressiveness was abundantly clear.

    I know 20/20 hindsight is clear, but still, even given the limited information available to them then, going anywhere near Germany in the late ‘30s, seems incredibly, and even willingly, naive and foolish.

  • Top Socialist Economist Says He’s Been Working With Democrats & Obama “For A Long Time”

    04/18/2014 10:44:10 PM PDT · 19 of 32
    AnalogReigns to 2ndDivisionVet
    Top Socialist Economist Says He’s Been Working With Democrats & Obama “For A Long Time”

    I'm shocked, SHOCKED!!!

  • Why Are Search-and-Rescue Drones Grounded?

    04/12/2014 3:34:40 PM PDT · 17 of 18
    AnalogReigns to Utilizer
    Why? Very simple explanation, it violates this principle:

    "Everything for the State, nothing outside of the State, nothing against the State."

    by the father of Fascism, Mussolini.

    This is now the default position of the federal government. If we don't control it...you cannot do it....

  • Lawyer of stabbings suspect Alex Hribal: 'All the students liked him'

    04/10/2014 11:59:46 AM PDT · 43 of 51
    AnalogReigns to MeshugeMikey
    demon possesion!

    I think far too often, in our sophisticated society, we overlook this distinct possibility in cases of horrendous crimes such as this.

    No one can say "the devil made me do it" as possession by demonic forces can only occur, if a person gives permission...for those things to take control. None-the-less spirits of evil simply want to destroy people, and will push willing-victims into mental illness, and will use such victims to harm and even murder others.

    Here's a good summary of what is translated "demon possession" in the bible. I know nothing about this guy's other teachings, but this post is sound.

  • Celebrate Conformity! (Mark Steyn)

    04/07/2014 10:20:00 PM PDT · 20 of 26
    AnalogReigns to neverdem

    Sadly Steyn is now banned from National Review, as an editor there thought his remarks about homosexual groups’ power were “derogatory and puerile”....

    The gay gestapo even infect supposedly conservative organizations.

  • Is this the Holy Grail?

    04/01/2014 4:57:26 PM PDT · 69 of 80
    AnalogReigns to cotton1706; Zathras; All

    “That is not the cup of a carpenter!”

    Guys, read the article. It’s two simple stone cups which were combined with the gold long after they were made.

  • Expert Says Anti-Semitism ‘Part and Parcel of European Culture’

    03/26/2014 10:08:28 AM PDT · 17 of 17
    AnalogReigns to Olog-hai

    I’m fully aware of the whole charade of “anti-Zionism” and how damaging that has been to the just cause of Israel. However, the European media basically STARTS to the Left of Pacifica NPR, and Europeans have been barraged with well funded (Saudi $$$??) ant-Israel propaganda for at least a generation now.

    Ask your average American Ivy-League university student....and they too have been brain-washed by the anti-Israel, “poor little innocent deprived Palestinian” “big-bad-Israel” propaganda machine too.

    I honestly do not think however, the current anti-Semitism in Europe is home-grown, it’s a product of a very well funded/crafted propaganda effort by Islamist money, and immigration.

    Mark Steyn has written about how, in incredible irony, the over-the-top multi-culturalism in Europe (and in the USA) was begun and fostered out of guilt for past racism (in Europe the Holocaust, and in the USA, slavery and segregation) but opened the floodgates for mass immigration into Europe of some of the most bigoted, racist, illiberal, anti-Israel peoples on the planet: Muslims and Eastern Europeans.

    Governments and academic/cultural institutions are afraid of offending the new immigrants, and so go along with their anti-Semitism—which only encourages the 10% or so of the native population who still harbor neo-Nazi sympathies...

    So hyper-liberal/multi-culturalist cowardice, very ironically fosters hyper-illiberal bigotry.

  • Expert Says Anti-Semitism ‘Part and Parcel of European Culture’

    03/26/2014 9:37:23 AM PDT · 15 of 17
    AnalogReigns to Olog-hai
    "The Church, for thousands of years, did its job very faithfully, preparing the groundwork for the Nazi Holocaust."

    Bigoted, unsupported statements like that don't exactly endear Christians or any non-Jews to Judaism or the Jewish State of Israel.

    I've traveled quite a bit in Europe, particularly in Germany. I've never met any German there who expressed the slightest hatred of Jews. I know there are a few...as there are a few bigotted haters everywhere. The greatest concentration of anti-Semites in Germany are in immigrants--both the nominally-Islamic Turks and Eastern-European/ex-USSR-block immigrants.

  • Senior Israeli Minister’s Shocking Admission: “Israel Can No Longer Count on the United States”

    03/26/2014 8:40:25 AM PDT · 36 of 36
    AnalogReigns to Nachum
    Yes, for some reason, with Prez. 0, Israel cannot count on the USA...

  • Whether You Call it Socialism, Statism, Fascism, or Corporatism,

    03/13/2014 9:43:38 PM PDT · 26 of 28
    AnalogReigns to Stepan12

    I’m not sure what you mean by “corrupt.” Both Lenin and Stalin were more than happy to murder civilians by the thousands (Lenin) or millions (Stalin) to attain political goals, and Stalin in particular murdered many who were closest to him, or in any sort of leadership positions (the purges) out of paranoia. Yes Obama cut his political teeth in uber politically corrupt Chicago, and surely that affected his Marxist ideals....but I don’t know that that makes him comparable to mass-murdering communists.

  • Whether You Call it Socialism, Statism, Fascism, or Corporatism,

    03/12/2014 5:20:57 PM PDT · 14 of 28
    AnalogReigns to Carbonsteel; Stepan12

    “Fascism” in the popular imagination, due to Hitler and WWII is irrevocably linked to Nazism, even though you are correct, Mussolini, the original fascist, was not anti-Semitic.

    Although technically accurate, when you call someone a fascist, typically they think Nazi/anti-Semite....and liberals in the USA are not that (yet). You can’t convince anyone they’re wrong too, if they think you’re just calling them Nazis.

    Leninism is not the same as Marxism either, as Lenin believed an elite (the communist party) would have to lead in any revolution—whereas Marx thought it would occur as a spontaneous process.

    Mr. Mitchell’s analogy to different breeds of poisonous spiders is on the mark though, as who cares what breed exactly the current statists are—they are still poisonous.

    And STATISM is actually the essence of fascism, according to Mussolini himself:

    “All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state.”