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I’m not white but I don’t like racism when I see it, even when they are against whites.

On October 21st, 2016 some students at UC Berkeley stage a protest in which they block public walkways to white people.

So much of today’s Social Justice Warriors are hypocritical double standard racists.

See it for yourself:

Can you imagine if this was reversed and minorities were blocked?  Imagine the outrage.  But when its against whites…its okay?

This is evil.

This is intolerance in the name of tolerance.

Secularized self-righteous Leftist Pharisees is a frightening thing to see.

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hillary-protecting-all-of-god-children-is-americas-callingSometimes you got to wonder about the ironies of the left-wing Huffington Post with their Religion section.  Coming from people who decry “Separation of Church and State” when it comes to those they disagree with both theologically and politically, they have no problem having their top news story in their religion section being “Protecting All Of God’s Children Is America’s Calling’” which essentially is the unblinking Huff Po writer gushing at Hillary speaking at a church service in North Carolina in an effort to win that state.

But that’s not the biggest irony.  The biggest irony comes from Hillary Clinton herself.

The Huff Po piece gives us a glimpse of her message:

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log in eye

This post is not about Donald Trump per se.  This post is about Planned Parenthood.  It is about Planned Parenthood’s attack on Donald Trump that reveals a much greater problem with Planned Parenthood.  The way Planned Parenthood put a foot in their mouth is simply incredible.

Jesus taught the following:

Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how[b]can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5)

When we look at Planned Parenthood, the words of Jesus describe them.  Just look at their recent Tweet from their Twitter account:

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Huffington Post Muslim logical fallacy Argumentum ad populum

This is part 3 of my response to a Huffington Post Religion piece titled “Did Jesus Predict Muhammad?”

Here’s the first two responses:

 

Since my time is short in light of sermon preparation this post will respond to a shorter quote from the Huff Po writer who is trying to demonstrate that Jesus predicted Muhammad.  The quote is as follows:

When we look at Islam as a world religion, and see that 1.6 billion people and growing are following in the way of Muhammad, the time has surely come to recognize him as a prophet. If Muhammad is not a prophet, who is?

Is this argument logically sound?  Here’s my response:

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright respond to applause as Clinton is introduced to a gathering of the Women in Public Service Institute at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Mass., Monday, June 11, 2012. Both women are graduates of Wellesely. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

I saw this on the news:

Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright introduced Hillary Clinton at an event in New Hampshire on Saturday, telling the crowd and voters in general: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other!”

Of course “help each other” is stated in the context of Hillary’s campaign for presidency in a highly contested political battle against Bernie Sanders.

The defense?  “Albright has always been saying this.”  What makes this right just because she’s always been a sexist?

Last week blogger Fred Butler exposed Rachel Held Evans then and Now concerning her double standard views on politics.  I don’t think we would hear much moral outrage against Albright from the theological left here either.

This is a reminder that the Left is its own “religious” worldview with their own blasphemy codes.

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The Man Without a Face Vladimir Putin

“The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin” is available on Amazon

The name Vladimir Putin comes up again and again in news headlines with his confrontation of Obama over Syria and now with the ongoing Ukranian crisis.  Yet how much does the average American (or Westerner) know about this Russian President?  This book is a biography about Putin written by a Russian female journalist who worked for US News and World Report.  She has lost colleagues and friends involved in investigative journalism in Russia which faded her early optimism for Russia.  Readers should appreciate what the author is up against when she wrote this book.

The book covers Putin’s early years growing up in St. Petersburg and his youthful infatuation with the KGB.  It also discusses how Putin portrays himself including the stories he like to tell of him fighting people as a youth.  Putin’s desire to enter the KGB made him desire to go to college to the surprise of some.  Surprisingly this fighter went on to complete a doctoral degree later in life but according to the author much of Putin’s thesis was plagiarized.

The author’s coverage of Putin in the KGB is quite informative especially his days working in East Germany.  Although the author insists that Putin was merely a low level KGB officer, I think one must not forget that he rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel.  He resigned from the KGB in 1991 during the KGB’s failed coup.

The most intriguing part of the book was on Putin’s rise to power, beginning with Putin’s entry as a low level official in the city of St. Petersburg and moving upward towards Moscow.  The book discusses about how some wanted to take credit for Putin’s rise to power but we must not miss how Putin is an ambitious man and not just a crony to be manipulated by others.  Yet it is this perception of Putin as a yes man with no personality that led Boris Yeltsin to appoint Putin to become the acting president of Russia when he stepped down.

The book also talks about plots, corruption and killing by those around Putin.  Most heart breaking was the book’s discussion of the disaster of the Russian submarine Kursk and how he handled it poorly.  Specifically, Putin would rather let those men die than allow other nations to help rescue those men for the sake of national honor.  The hostage situation in a school in Belsan was also covered, with Putin’s disregard for the lives of the hostages.

This book is an important read because it gives a little window into the life and thinking of Putin.  I hope there will be more works like this in order for the West to understand more accurately who this man really is in light of current affairs.

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Wikileaks David Leigh

(Available on Amazon)

In today’s “selfie” age, it’s not enough that the news is news but the process of getting the news has become news itself. But as fast as something has gone viral just as instantly does something fade away in the midst of the next information tid bit. Case in point: Wikileaks. This book is about Julian Assange the founder and spokesman of Wikileaks. The book is written by a journalist from the Guardian an established English newspaper company that cooperated with Wikileaks to publicize some of the US secret cables Wikileaks released. He writes from the third person and it was odd to see instances in the book where David Leigh came up in the third person instead of “I.”
What’s Good:
• Interesting background information behind Wikileaks including the motive and ideology that drove Assange and Private Manning.
• Reveals the back story of the relationship of the mainstream media with Wikileaks
• Honesty of the author’s portrait of Assange, warts and all. One gets the sense that this guy is an egomanic, self-important, undisciplined, unhygienic, paranoid man yet an opportunist, tries to speak out against oppressors, etc.
• Gives us more background to the rape accusation against Assange and also his reluctant confession that it was not a CIA love nest sting.
What’s Bad:
• Sometimes the book overstretch its claim of US military wrong doing in Iraq and Afghanistan uncovered by Wikileaks and at the end of the day, it definitely was not the bombshell that some were expecting it to be.
• Anti-climatic ending of the major news organizations who secretly cooperated with Wikileaks rushing to published stories from the cables. It was so anti-climatic to an interesting topic.
• Redundant feel when the book summarizes something and then quotes the document or online chat using the same words and phrase.
Reflection
I believe our current government has too many secrets and a healthy republic require a more transparent and open government if it’s going to ever be accountable to the people. To that end, I sympathize with Wikileaks even though we are probably coming from a different political spectrum. I’m surprised at how immature both Manning and Assange could get and yet one gets the feeling that one has met such characters before in one’s own life people like Manning and Assange. They are more of a cross section of guys in this generation more than perhaps the author realized. I find Assange as a person to be quite repulsive: the author did a good job filling in the details of one of the accuser against Assange for being sexually wronged by him. Assange is a guy that doesn’t know how to handle women and handle them roughly. I thought the book in telling the story of Assange and Manning could have noted more explicitly the blatant ironies of the two of them. For instance, Assange is strongly for all information to be public—yet ironically, he react strongly against certain information about himself being made public. He says there’s people out there who are ought to smear him from the US government but he goes ahead and smears the women’s reputation and deliberately lies about them and their ideology. Assange runs an organization that has the name “leak” in it but strongly disapproves and threatens editors of the press for acquiring leaks from his own Wikileaks. He even said leaks of the stolen US government cables from Wikileaks is criminal. Oh the irony. It’s very hard to live a consistent worldview that’s reductionistic.

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