Bill Antle took the necessary time to respond to Con Inc back slapping over a report in the NY Times last week, that US soldiers were denied proper care after being exposed to chemical weapons like mustard gas.
The WMD Truthers—who, unlike 9-11 Truthers—actually got people killed—were celebrating in Con Inc spheres and it spilled into local politics at least in my neck of the woods. And by all means, go make fun of these particular Truthers. The Big Lie from Con Inc is suggesting that somehow that the NY Times–who ran those ridiculous Judith Miller “Iraq is scay” stories on the frontpage–wasn’t in on the act at the beginning.
While I was away from my computer, I ended up pilling up tabs in my smartphone of stories I wanted to comment on. I’ll dribble them out a couple at a time.
Here is one from 14 Oct that generated some discussion. As a non-interventionist blog, we are obviously going to have an issue with most supposedly conservative talk radio hosts. But the numbers are down and most of their listeners are not non-interventionists. So what is the issue? This is likely a complicated question. I have some ideas, but this author suggests that it may be as simple as there are just too many darn commercials. The excessive volume of commercials is necessary to pay the asking price for the big national names. So are the hosts killing their own product?
You can go here to take the GOP straw poll.
It asks for your top three choice. Surprisingly, Ron Paul is one of the choices. And it allows write-ins. I voted Ron Paul and wrote in Chuck Baldwin and Rep. Jimmy Duncan. I figured that would send a far right message and a non-interventionist message at the same time.
The poll does require registration, so you are setting yourself up for e-mails. Determine for yourself if it is worth it. You can always opt out later.
On a side note, I have been away from computer access for a few days. Sorry for the recent lack of posts.
Here’s an interesting interview with Gregory Hood & Michael McGregor on the similarities and differences between identitarianism and neo-reaction.
Here’s some more info on both schools of thought.
F. Roger Devlin: “The Rectification of Names: Guillaume Faye’s Why We Fight“
Georges Feltin-Tracol: “Back to the Future: Guillaume Faye’s Archeofuturism“
Nick Land: Dark Enlightenment Series
Neo-reaction on Twitter.
Personally, I think that both schools of thought overlap and are more similar than either side wants to admit.
Apparently so. Matt Forney received death threats for an article he wrote at Return of Kings on why not to date women with tattoos.
Here is the ROK article discussing the threats. It has 812 comments.
Here is the Forney article that started it all. At this time it has 9023 comments.
ROK is standing by him.
The article does paint with a broad brush, but so do a lot of articles on ROK. They make a lot of general statements about women or feminist or whoever, without a lot of nuance. But that is the nature of ROK.
I don’t get this new sensitivity. No one is allowed to say anything negative except about people who say something negative. If someone doesn’t agree with your lifestyle or choices, just relax. There are a lot of anti-Christian statements on my Facebook feed or within the alt right sphere. I don’t want to kill those people or call them names. I want to argue with them, and hope they see the light and get saved. Don’t like what Forney says? Then make your case otherwise. Don’t threaten to kill him. Good grief. Our modern society needs to take a couple of collective deep breaths.
This story is a month old. I’m not sure how I missed it. But here it is. Syndicated columnist and Professor of Economics Walter Williams asked in a column why homosexuals aren’t charged more by insurance companies, like smokers and obese people are, since they have shorter life spans. Then the mob attacked. There is even a petition to have Williams fired from George Mason University. What Williams response should be: “Kiss my tenured ass PC freaks!”
next time it might be you.
I commented on the Mark Driscoll issue at the old site. I conceded that some of what he was accused of was intemperate and indecorous and unbecoming of a pastor. I also conceded that it is likely he does have a “domineering” leadership style. Why? Because you can’t run a huge organization without being somewhat domineering. At the time I speculated that there is probably an ideal size for a church, as there is likely an ideal size for a republic, and mega ain’t it. So mega churches will always lend themselves to domineering and/or charismatic leaders.
But that said, I was hoping for Mark Driscoll to keep his job because his underlying point, that men and women are different and thus have different roles, is a fact that is supported by Scripture, tradition and biology and has always been the position of the Church. It is the rise of political correctness and its ethic of equality as the highest of all possible goods that has brought this idea under fire, not a change in understanding of Scripture, tradition or biology.
Someone needs to be saying what Mark Driscoll was hounded out of a job for saying, they just need to say it in a more temperate and decorous manor. Driscoll’s resignation is a victory for the forces of political correctness. Somewhere evangelical turned liberal equalist Rachel Held Evens is dancing a happy jig, so anyone interested in upholding the traditional teachings of Scripture should see this as the defeat that it is whatever the flaws of Pastor Driscoll may be.
Here is the resignation announcement. It says he was not asked to resign, but I suspect for him to continue on would have been unworkable.
Here is an interesting question. How much of the real negative fallout that Mars Hill has felt from this controversy (vs. being called names in the national press and blogosphere by PC enforcers) is based on it being located in liberal Seattle? Would he have kept his job if Mars Hill was in Alabama for example?