Where The System Fails

Posted in Society on April 16th, 2014

According to MSNBC’s Chris Hayes crime is not a criminal’s fault if the criminal in question is considered poor.

Where the system fails over and over and over again is at supporting people so that they do not find themselves in situations where they are doing the things that we can punish them for.

Yep! According to this particular Left-Wing pundit, crime is society’s fault because we don’t give the poor enough in the way of hand-outs, what he labels more innocuously as support.

Isn’t this always the way with these Liberal filth? According to them the Makers should be enslaved to the Eaters and Takers. Hence, any crime the Eaters and Takers commit is all our fault for not keeping them in the comforts they wish to become accustomed to.

If we want to actually cut crime by the poor and provide practical support, let’s re-institute the Workhouse and Penal Servitude.

Related Reading:

The Road to War: Facing the Guillotine (Left Behind: The Kids)
America
Leftist Theories of Sport: A CRITIQUE AND RECONSTRUCTION (Sport and Society)
America's Entitlement Society [Champions of Freedom: The Ludwig von Mises Lecture Series - Volume 35]
Criminal: A Novel (with bonus novella Snatched) (Will Trent)

Not A Christian Nation?

Posted in Politics, Religion, Society on April 15th, 2014

Obama - I Am GodLiberals and Progressives make a lot of claims about the level and nature of religiosity in America. As can be expected whenever these Leftists make any claim about the nature of America, these are spurious things with little or no grounding in observable fact.

One of their most often made spurious claims is that America is not a Christian nation or that it is no longer a Christian nation.

Back on June 28, 2006, Obama infamously made this a bold and bald statement, though he did nod his head metaphorically to the Christian foundation of America.

Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, and a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.

Now, to plagiarize Obama, let me be clear. In the full context of Obama’s “Call to Renew” speech what he said was neither horrific nor technically factually inaccurate. His lie was one of false equivalency and demanding that a nation be 100% homogenous in order to be something.

US religious Landscape Circa 2008

Christian 78.4%

  • Protestant 51.3%
  • Catholic 23.9%
  • Mormon 1.7%
  • Jehovah’s Witness 0.7%
  • Orthodox 0.6%
  • Other Christian 0.3%

Other Religions 4.7%

  • Jewish 1.7%
  • Buddhist 0.7%
  • Muslim 0.6%
  • Hindu 0.4%
  • Other world religions < 0.3%
  • Other faiths 1.2%

Unaffiliated 16.1%

  • Atheist 1.6%
  • Agnostic 2.4%
  • Nothing in particular 12.1%
    This group is divided between the “secular unaffiliated,” that is, those who say that religion is not important in their lives (6.3%), and the “religious unaffiliated,” that is, those who say that religion is either somewhat important or very important in their lives (5.8%).

Don’t Know / Refused 0.8%

Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation – at least, not just. We are also a Jewish nation (1.7%), a Muslim nation (0.6%), a Buddhist nation (0.7%), and a Hindu nation (0.4%), and a nation of nonbelievers (1.6%). Hence, Obama’s chosen others manage to total 5% of the adult population of America.

One must also consider the fact that a significant percentage of those who are not Christian per se are followers of faiths that are de facto Christian in nature such as the various Unitarians (Other faiths) and many, if not most, of the “religious unaffiliated.” Leaving official denominations and sectarianism aside, at least 80% of America’s population is Christian or so near to be so as to not make a difference.

Like it or not, by both history and statistics, America is a Christian nation. Any claim to contrary is spurious. Non-Christians like myself are statistical outliers in America.

Related Reading:

Burgmuller: 25 Progressive Pieces, opus 100 (Book & CD) (Alfred Masterwork Edition: CD Edition)
Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920
Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies for the Piano, Op. 100: Piano Solo
Mere Christianity

A Utopian Future?

Posted in Humor, Politics on April 15th, 2014

Most people, at least occasionally, dream of a Utopian future. They dream of the world becoming a better place for themselves, their children, and their children’s children. This is intrinsically good since a better future cannot be made reality without it first being a fantasy.

US Forces kill Barack Obama
Is A Utopian Future Possible?

So, my fellow Americans, keep dreaming of a more Utopian future for America. Who knows what dreams may come to if there are enough dreamers dreaming them. ;-)

Related Reading:

The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library)
Treason
The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination
When My Mind Wanders It Brings Back Souvenirs
Utopia: Thomas More