March 29, 2015

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“Pardon Me?!”

"Pardon Me?!" A former friend, Lloyd Billingsley, years ago confidently told me that “the left” by definition is ideological, “the right” by contrast normal/normative. Such in turn ideological blindness still gobsmacks me. Lloyd is an intelligent man but profoundly doctrinaire, and like a close acquaintance, Lloyd sadly is highly unloving – even hateful – towards “liberals/progressives” of every kind. Such in fact is the black-and-white world of ideologues of every stripe: right, left, and centre.…

Onward, Moderate Christian Soldiers

By JOHN C. DANFORTH An excerpt: By contrast, moderate Christians see ourselves, literally, as moderators. Far from claiming to possess God's truth, we claim only to be imperfect seekers of the truth. We reject the notion that religion should present a series of wedge issues useful at election time for energizing a political base. We believe it is God's work to practice humility, to wear tolerance on our sleeves, to reach out to those with…

Mercy, Mr. Harper, Not Sacrifice (Jesus)

WN: Canada's Prime Minister Harper has consistently chosen to "enemize" the other in response to Canada's domestic (criminals) and international (whatever flavour) neighbours, thereby creating ever greater numbers of "enemies" to vanquish. An excerpt: Is the final biblical word for God love or hate? Is there any scriptural word for God that means hate? How often did Jesus call God (loving abba – ‘daddy’) Father? How often did he call God (harsh sentencing) Judge?1 [I…

Just War Theory Revisited

by Olga Bonfiglio In light of what has happened since in the region, this article shows a lot of wisdom. An excerpt: Secondly, four and a half years of war have gotten us over 3,700 dead Americans and between 70,182 and 655,000 dead Iraqis; mass migration (both in-country and out-of-country) of nearly five million Iraqis, unrest in the region; $454.1 billion of taxpayers’ money; torture against our enemies; domestic spying; soldiers doing three, four, five…

Jarhead, Montréal Shooting Spree, and Western Civilization

It was while descending from a hike up Elk Mountain in the eastern Fraser Valley of British Columbia that someone shared about his son, one of Canada’s finest trained élite soldiers, who had recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His son said the movie Jarhead would be the closest to depicting accurately the kind of training our élite soldiers receive to fight for Western civilization and democracy in Afghanistan right now. A…

It’s All Fun and War Games at the Air Show!

Does this sound angry? I guess. An excerpt: They’ve found body parts at a Coquitlam pig farm in BC Disgusting, revolting, rightly wrenching. How can a person be so perverse? Humanity reversed. But not us! Oh, no! Of course! But not us! Of course! Oh, no! It’s all fun and games at the Air Show! Just sex trade workers after all, titillation and obfuscation for many years. But even sex trade workers get their (posthumous)…

Is War the Real [U.S.] National Pastime?

These are excerpts from an interview with Eugene Jarecki, director of the documentary: "Why We Fight". For consideration: "Pax Americana: War is the means by which Americans learn geography." - Ambrose Bierce an excerpt: Q: It is very interesting that in the film you used the footage of [current US Defence Secretary Donald] Rumsfeld's meeting with Saddam Hussein in 1983, when he was the special envoy of Pres. Ronald Reagan. A: You can't study the…

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