Beyond the Cusp

August 3, 2018

A Question to Balance Tradition and Progressivism

 

Currently the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) activists are pressing for what they refer to as equal basic rights to establish their definition of what constitutes a normative family. As part of this drive, they are demanding they be granted equality in adoptions as well as to employ a surrogate mother for having their child through artificial insemination. This raises a question how can such be normative if it requires artificial insemination. But before we reach any conclusive discussion of this, we require having a discussion of how we have reached this point. This is where things will become very problematic and complicated. If we go back far enough we find that historically this was not even a problem. In the ages of the Greek and Roman civilizations homosexuality was fully acceptable. Back in these societies, things were quite different. This becomes obvious in the statement; we have our young boys as our lovers and our wives for children. This arrangement took care of any questions or problems as to how men would have families as well as the acceptance of homosexual relations even to the point of what today would be called pedophilia. Moving a couple of thousand years to the pre sexual revolution world of the first half of the twentieth century, homosexuality existed but was kept in the closet, as became the expression. Right after this period came the insistence that homosexuality be permitted to have equal rights to be part of the public as heterosexual relationships.

 

The first demand was that the stigma of homosexual relations being considered sinful under the existing Judeo-Christian ethics be altered. The idea was that homosexual couples be permitted to practice their relation openly in public. This idea took a fair amount of time before it became largely acceptable and same-sex couples were accepted to hold hands and even kiss in public without people being shocked or acting adversely. This was presumed to be the entirety of the demands by the LGBTQ community, but that was not true. The next demand became that the LGBTQ community be permitted equal treatment with heterosexual couples, a form of civil unions which had the same rights. This led to the concept of allowing a legal union which would be treated equally to marriage but not having the same name. This gave the LGBTQ couples equal rights such as visiting rights when their mate was in hospital, for insurance within company provided insurance, inheritance rights and so forth. Finally, the LGBTQ community was seen to have attained their final goal of equal rights and treatment. But this was insufficient for the more extreme in the LGBTQ community as they now demanded that marriage be redefined such that it would no longer be between a man and a woman but must include alternative couples. From this, we found that no matter how many concessions were given to the demands of the activists of the LGBTQ community, they always demanded more. This has, step by step, led us to this current demand; but now we have realized that these activists, almost exclusively coming from people on the far left of politics, were not after equal rights and not even actually after superior rights, they have another agenda, and that is where the discussion must be placed.

 

The agenda which has become revealed is that these activists actually wish to destroy the underpinnings of the Judeo-Christian ethos as the basis for society. They wish to redefine society as a whole. Their desire is to alter Western society until nothing of its underpinnings and traditions remain. Their desire is to make any behavior acceptable with no restrictions upon human desires or behavior. The most ardent and extreme of these activists, different pockets, have demanded that pedophilia between consenting couples be accepted, multiple family units where they become group marriages and numerous other such demands have been put forth with likely even more to come in the future. They wish to make the Bible simply an oddity from history which will have even less relevance in their desired society than Aesop’s fables. This minority is demanding that the majority relent on every demand and they have been joined through intersectionality by other leftist groups. Proof that their target is only Western society is that while they have demanded to hold Gay Pride Parades in Rome, Jerusalem and almost every other major Western city, we have yet to see a demand to hold Gay Pride Parades in Beijing, Damascus, Cairo, Tehran, Riyadh, Qom, Mecca or Medina. They have not demanded to hold Gay Pride Parades anywhere outside the Western world. Why is this if their target is general, world-wide acceptance. That is not their target; the destruction of the Western world is their target.

 

Many here accepted their demand for civil unions and we know many who even went so far as to accept same-sex marriage. That was as far as most whom we know went willingly and everything since then has seen an ever-growing pushback. People have realized that this minority of a minority have gone from requesting acceptance to demanding superiority and to control all sections of our society. They have demanded that all references to sexuality be erased from society and they started pushing for this in public education. This has had what we fear was the desired result where many more youths are growing up confused about what is their sexuality. Their demands have had ramifications of which some are rather severe such as at the University of Minnesota where they are considering making any professor or staffer referring to any student by anything other than his or her “preferred” pronouns, could become a fireable or expulsion-worthy offense. Imagine the predicament this places on the professors and staffers when another new right is one is permitted to choose their preferred gender by how they feel each morning. Actually, this right may permit one to choose a different preferred gender second-by-second making it imperative upon the professors and staffers to literally ask each student moment to moment how they feel and by which gender, if any, they wish to be referred to at that instance. This would leave any disliked professor or staffer easily targeted to destroy their careers by simply presenting oneself as an offended student who was mis-gendered. Imagine a society where referring to anyone by the wrong gender becomes a criminal offence or considered so offensive that it opens one to a lawsuit. Such a society could only lead to people refusing to communicate with one another unless they are a member of our own social circle as it would be far too risky to speak to strangers. Such a society would make retail sales a dangerous profession where the only way they could greet a customer would not be by he or she but instead use ‘ze’ as the gender neutral pronoun. This would still be problematic for anyone who strongly identified with any standard pronoun such as he or she. They could simply use you, but that is considered very impersonal and was taught that such was to be avoided.

 

Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless

Inclusive Bathrooms Boys Girls and Genderless

 

This is the point which we have been pressured to and reaching this point could be the critical point where we either fight back and impose some normalcy back into our societies or just simply lie down and surrender. One can only wonder what ever happened to the rule of the majority. Thanks to the courts and soft-willed politicians, our society has been slowly but ever so surely been deconstructed by a small but loud and active minority. We will watch this latest threat for a superior equality for this minority being pressed against the politicians and should that fail they will most certainly press their demands through the courts. This is simply another misuse of the laudable concept of human rights, but this is not about rights as much as it is about forcing the political agenda of the few on the many. This is a directed attack upon our social fiber and accepted morals by those who would like to change society into a free-for-all where anything is permitted and there exist no boundaries. We need to choose what kind of civilization within which we wish to reside. What is being pushed can barely be referred to as a civilization as any civilization has those things which are accepted and those which are prohibited. What is being pushed is simply a wall-to-wall orgy of anything one feels like at any moment as far as activity, their identity, gender and virtually anything one can dream up. People would be permitted to use any bathroom be it the one for men or women or the either or neither gender bathroom, showers at the gym, or any other situation where gender once was a defined reality. Societies cannot function without certain agreed upon norms but this is exactly what is attempting to be removed from our civilization, all norms and definitions are being erased or blurred to the point of being completely expunged. Time is now to decide how, where and with what rules we wish to live our lives, raise our children and what we wish to pass forward. We can choose to take a stand or be found by history to be where rules died and the West came to ruin. It is our choice and we can decide each for their nation and its civilization within which it desires to be associated.

 

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February 19, 2018

The Destruction of Civility

 

Some cynics I know whose idea of civility is simply saying, “Who cares,” claim that civility is overrated and not really required in the world today. Our thought when hearing this is that we have a question we silently pass over in our minds of whether civilization is necessary in these people’s world or is that too overrated and not really required in the world today. We believe that civility is a prerequisite for civilization for without the cooperation and polite exchange of ideas, civilization ends up in tatters and will not function. The United States and much of the world are heading for a collapse of their common civilization which in the end will be traced by those who come along to study the failings of Western Civilization will conclude that first there was a breakdown in civility which was instrumental in the downfall of the civilization. There will likely be many theories on what drove the people to such a point that they no longer could find any common ground and to totally dismiss one another leading to total societal dysfunction and dissolution breaking the civilization down. The common theme will likely include the breakdown in communication where the various divisions in the society would refuse to accept any contrary view demanding that only they have the right path and because they know they are correct, they never need to tolerate the idiots on the other side or who hold contrary opinions.

 

In the United States, the lack of civility is so obvious that it has caused people to actually unfriend people on Facebook and other social networks banning receiving any posts from these former online friends. Europe has suffered from varying degrees of political poisoned discourse where political differences would lead to uncivil behavior between groups. What is even more worth noting is that some of this behavior can occur between groups whose politics appear to be of the same ilk, either left or right, nationalist or universalist, libertarian or authoritarianism or other definitions of political thought where two parties fall into the same general definition yet go after one another as if they were opposing adversaries having disagreements over near everything, not over slight differences. The levels of incivility in politics has reached levels not seen since probably the 1860’s and the slavery abolition movement. According to Wikipedia, covering political incivility, “Eight out of 10 Americans believe that the lack of civil discourse in the political system is a serious problem. Eighty-two percent of American respondents to a 2011 survey felt that political advertisements were too “nasty” and 72 percent believed that political commercials that attacked the opponent were “inappropriate”.” The levels and amount of political and public incivility have become even more overblown and in some ways appear to be cracking the very fabric of the society. When marriages have broken up over the spouses having voted for opposing candidates in the last Presidential elections, business partners have dissolved their businesses in order to go their separate ways after their disagreements in the last election, and family members have declared other members of their families dead to them over their votes in the last election are all signs of excessive dysfunction and an excessively high level of incivility to points where it could easily become harmful to the society itself. Such fracturing in a society has to be something very dangerous and destructive which could lead to a societal breakdown or a breakdown of the political system.

 

Either societal or political fractures are of such destructive capabilities that either can lead to the destruction of any nation no matter its size or presumed sophistication. The United States is one nation to have survived the ultimate fracturing of their nation which resulted in their Civil War. The recovery from that division and war took a great deal of effort and time but was facilitated by an eventual forgiveness between the two sides and the coming industrial revolution which massively altered the face of the society and the need for slaves to work on the plantation farms. They were replaced by tractors and harvesting machinery which replaced manpower. America had entered the age of machines and she never looked back. Now their society is facing new threats where the two sides in the political front have drifted so far apart that there appears to be no common ground. Politics is dependent upon there existing neutral ground where the two opposing parties can meet when designing and passing legislation and keeping the government functioning. When the two separate sides, be they a ruling coalition and the opposition as in much of Europe or the two main parties as in the United States, there need be some area where the opposing sides can meet finding common ground for the common good of the nation. But when the two sides feel that they must oppose everything from the other side no matter what because their voters refuse to admit there can be any agreements, then the attitude is poisonous enough to cause a complete breakdown of function by the government. All which would be required to bring such a government into collapse or bring a coalition to calling for a new set of election is for a few members of the majority to fall out of line and join the opposing side ending any majority.

 

Civility

Civility

 

This is partially what President Trump has been facing with the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans throwing the Senate completely beyond any ability to accomplish anything meaningful. When one political party is voting as a block against every effort and a sector of the majority party have decided to support the minority party, such a situation easily would lead to what appears to be a virtual coup. But the problems in Washington D.C. are a small part of the problem which could be resolved by the midterm elections, especially if President Trump can gain support in the Senate against historic records. But the political split which is so severe in the United States is also echoed in the public. The split in the United States is easily defined, the people on the coasts and living in the major cities and the more rural citizens and those in smaller cities and towns. The split also is between those who are religious attending church or synagogue and those who are secularists. This might be another reason why the two sides are so far apart and cannot find anything in common. One can only guess whether the split will heal or if one side of the political split will become preeminent and eclipse the other side. We anticipate that the arguments currently invigorating the United States may subside once one side prevails. The one thing we can likely guarantee is this conflict will continue throughout the entire Presidency of Donald Trump and possibly beyond should President Trump be reelected and Vice President Pence follow him into office. We can see the eventuality of the Republican moving even further to the left while their base moves further to the right which will destroy the party. Once such becomes apparent, then the Democrats will begin to win every election as why vote for the Republican if they represent pretend Democrats when you can elect a real Democrat. Eventually the former and now disgruntled Republicans and the remnants who remain truly conservative establish a new party, the Republicans will merge with the Democrats and a new split will appear, but this may be too late to prevent the United States becoming exactly the same as the European nations which will be the end of the Western World as they will no longer have any military to protect them. Without the United States military, the West will collapse and fall to whoever decides to take them over and that will be the death of democratic governance.

 

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June 6, 2017

The Coming of Sharia to Europe

 

The increasing terrorism across much of Europe, with a few choice exceptions where terror has not struck that include Poland, Romania, Finland, Slovakia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Portugal, has not received any appropriate reaction from the victims. The United States also appears to have this disease, one which President Trump laughingly claims he knows the answer for, of mistaking Islamic terror for something committed by “lone wolves,” “psychotic maniacs,” “unemployed schlemiels,” or other similar title made to secure the public in the belief that “Islam is the religion of peace” and these are simply miscreants misrepresenting a noble religion. The people are being fed a load of political platitudes because the truth is something that the leadership cannot afford to face, as that would mean they would have to address a serious and straight-forward problem, the Western World is under attack.

 

Map of Terrorist Attacks in Europe Middle East and North Africa after 9/11

 

Most leaders of the Western nations have been educated at some of the finest universities and had an upbringing which gave them some knowledge and the ability to read and they are surrounded by some of the brightest minds both political and military. Even if the leaders are ignorant of the true nature of Islam, their advisors, at the least, the military advisors and commanders who are all of rank and have studied military history, know all that they need know about Islam and its militant history. Knowing Islamic history means they have studies, especially the United States military leaders, of the Barbary pirates and the two Barbary Wars, the spread of the Arabs across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and their conversion of every peoples they conquered by threat of death (see map below). They all have likely read the Quran, if not before, since the troubles with Islam rose its viperous head once again across the globe and especially in the West most definitely had them studying it. The truth is known in London, in Paris, in Berlin, in Brussels, in Rome, in Madrid, in Washington D.C. and every other capital under assault. They know that their showing temerity, faintheartedness and ignominiousness they have shown themselves unworthy of the leadership positions they hold.

 

Islamic Expansion

Islamic Expansion

 

The leaders need to come clean and inform their public but once again they believe that they can stall the threat until they have left office and retired under strict and close security and be able to live the remainder of their lives in safety and comfort. Their people, on the other hand, will not have the security, the wealth or the comfort these spineless leaders will enjoy. Terrorism will escalate and escalate just as did the piracy by the Barbary Caliphs who slaughtered Western ships and took the survivors as their slaves or ransomed the officers back to their country of origin. They would also offer to spare any nation’s ships provided they paid the Jiyza, the tax owed by conquered non-Muslims for clemency of treatment allowing them to continue to live without being subjected to Islamic Sharia, Islamic Law. The Muslims saw the payment of the demanded bounty as weakness and would break their word regularly and demand additional payments and always in greater sums. The United States was the first to decide that war was preferable to submission to Islamic demands of supremacy. Their response was all the more credible as ending an intolerable situation as it was decided by the President most desirous of having an isolationist policy and nonintervention in the world’s affairs outside the United States border, President Thomas Jefferson. The Barbary Caliph thought mistakenly that after the War of 1812 and with a new President, President James Madison, that the United states was ripe for renewed piracy. Time has passed but some things do not change and Islam is one of those things. The time for Islam has remained post World War I after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and then the end of so-called colonialism which returned the lands to their Arab colonialists who had a previous history of well over a thousand years of being colonialist rule after their spread across MENA and subjugating close to enough lands to make a continent, the Arab continent. The Arabs love to claim victimhood of less than fifty years of European colonialist suppression but think their thousand plus years of oppressive colonialist occupation of MENA as perfectly natural. But there is much worse potentially coming to the world if things do not change and the Western world does not awaken from their stupor.

 

Islam has awakened and set their sights on those they believe they must conquer and force to submit to their supremacy just as the West had done so in World War I. For the most part, Islam ignored World War II with the exception of cheering that their longest and most feared enemies were the subject of persecution and were rounded up and murdered. The Mufti of Jerusalem of that time, Amin al-Husseini, spent the war in Berlin and the Balkans where he organized battalions who were used to round up Serbian Christians and Jews as well as Roma and slaughtered many of those they captured. These troops under the Mufti of Jerusalem were noteworthy for their cruelty and barbarity. Mufti Amin al-Husseini was reportedly at the Wannsee Conference where the final solution was decided and some credit him with pushing for the extinction of the European Jews and requesting that when the Nazis allied with the Arabs and Islam and conquered MENA that they apply the same solution to the Jews residing within. Truth of the matter is that the Nazis likely got the idea for the Holocaust from the Muslims and not the other way around as so many Western educators wish to claim. The Muslim forces throughout MENA are waiting for their infiltrators into Europe and the United States to weaken the will of the Western nations to fight. They see the “Islam is the religion of peace” statement adopted by virtually every Western leader as a sign that they are well on their way to conquering the West. They see the Western world as afraid of their attacks and too timid and small to return their strikes and stabs at their hearts. Has anybody noticed their attacks and where they choose to make their attacks? Every attack has been in a major city with the majority in Capital Cities. This is their desire to stab the West at its perceived hearts and its strongholds, and for the West it is the major cities. The choice is simple for the people in the West, is your civilization worthy of being defended or are you so tired and lazy that surrender to Islam and to Allah will suit you just fine?

 

Do you understand what surrender to Islam and surrender to Allah will mean? Here is a small hint for those totally unfamiliar with Islam. Women will have no rights and will be worth half that of any man. Women must be accompanied by a male relative in order to leave the house. No movies. No Music. No dancing. No other religion than Islam. No atheism. No agnosticism. No freedom of choice. No alcoholic beverages. But there are new things which will take their place. Praying five times a day. Homosexuality punished by being thrown off a roof or cliff. Men had better grow beards. Women must dress conservatively and depending on the local Imam, full burkas required. Everything required in life is within the Quran. Education means memorizing the Quran. Ramadan fast lasting a lunar month which changes the time of year it arrives, but one only fasts during the daylight hours. Everyone must travel to Mecca if at all possible once in your lifetime called making the Hajj. There are many other items which can be added to the list of do’s and don’ts but this should suffice for now. So, decide what you want, Islam or facing the threat which is right in front of your face.

 

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