It’s Anti-Clerisialism

Posted in Society on January 7th, 2015

jonolanTo start with, there was before this date no such word as clerisialism or its antithesis. I, in my hubris and out of specific necessity, just coined it. It is meant to denote an “ism” predicated up the noun, “clerisy” – a distinct class of learned or literary people.

What can I say, I may be arrogant, but English – especially American English – is a living language.

Alright, now that I’ve given longer than truly needed shrift to the linguists out there, let me continue on to substance of the post…

Anti-Clerisialism Not Anti-Intellectualism

There’s a once-again growing trend towards hysteria, especially amongst Leftists, that the American people are growing more and more anti-intellectual in outlook and ideology. This is a cyclical plaint from the left-wing intelligentsia that returns whenever whatever idea they’re pushing at that time is rejected by the American people. It is also as wrong as it is recurring.

No, what America is experiencing is a rise in what I have dubbed anti-clerisialism. Large swaths of the People are rejecting the Liberal and Progressive clerisy and are denying that that these Leftists have any form of valid magisterium. We are rejecting the Left’s claim of authority to teach and indoctrinate, not rejecting education or intellectual pursuits.

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Halloween 2014

Posted in Humor, Politics, Society on October 17th, 2014

It’s almost 2014’s Halloween and I’m sure that a lot of children are looking forward to getting dressed up in costumes to celebrate.

Scary Halloween Costumes
Scary Halloween Costumes For 2014

For those kids both looking for scary costumes and willing to cooperate, this might be the best costume choice for Halloween 2014. ;-)

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Illegal Electioneering?

Posted in 2014 Election on July 19th, 2014

Obama as The Joker - SocialismIs it merely coincidence that the Obama Regime is moving the illegal immigrants flooding through America’s southern “border” to, and only to, areas – if one listens to what his media reports upon – of the country where the Latino vote could swing the results of the upcoming 2014 elections? Or is this a deliberate attempt by the Obama Regime to politically profiteer off of the misery and fear of these illegal aliens, the current majority being unaccompanied children who’ve been sent to the US alone to avoid conflict in Central and South America? We don’t, after all, hear about them being moved to camps in vulnerable Blue states.

This has been billed as a crisis and we all know that the Obama Regime is quasi-religious about not letting a crisis go to waste if they can manipulate the perception of it to their benefit. Then again, it might be nothing more than coincidence based upon available camps to house these people and personnel to deal with them.

Which do you think? Coincidence or a cynical attempt to use these illegals for electioneering purposes?

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