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10 years, 10 months jail for FB post insulting Islam, Prophet

A Facebook account holder was sentenced to a jail term of 10 years and 10 months for posting content deemed insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad.

The holder of Facebook account 'Ayea Yea' was one of four individuals who were slapped with multiple charges in Kuching and Kuala Lumpur yesterday for similar reasons, according to inspector-general of police Mohamad Fuzi Harun.

‘Ayea Yea’ was sentenced by the Kuching Sessions Court after pleading guilty to 10 charges under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act (CMA) 1998.

The owner of account 'Yazid Kong' pleaded guilty at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court to a single charge under Section 233 of the CMA.

Yazid Kong's sentencing will only take place on March 11.

Meanwhile, two others claimed trial to the charges at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court.

The owner of Facebook account 'Danny A’antonio Jr' pleaded not guilty to two charges under Section 298A of the Penal Code and Section 233 of the CMA 1998, while the owner of Twitter account '@ALVINCHOW333' pleaded not guilty to eight charges under Section 298A and 505(c) of the Penal Code as well as Section 233 of the CMA 1998.

Both cases are slated for mention on April 5.
The statement released by Fuzi referred to those charged by their social media accounts and not their real names.

Section 298A of the Penal Code relates to actions which could cause disharmony, feelings of enmity, ill-will, or prejudice on grounds of religion, while 505(c) pertains to statements which could incite a group or race to act against another group or race.

Section 233 of the CMA relates to the posting of offensive content.

The Malaysian Government, Malaysiakini 5 Comments [3/11/2019 5:59:39 AM]
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Quote# 142739

8 Huge Myths about Hell

The reality of hell and eternal punishment is not a popular topic, even among Christians. Part of the problem is that the nature of hell has been horribly distorted in our culture and portrayed as an experience that is far from what we read in the NT. When I’m asked why I believe in hell, my response is three-fold.
First, I have such unshakable and robust confidence in the inerrant truth of every word in the Bible that the matter is already settled before I even read the text. I believe, as the Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:16, that “all Scripture [even texts such as Revelation 14:9-11] is breathed out by God and [is] profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
Second, by God’s grace I have come to understand, at least to some degree, the immeasurable magnitude and majesty of God’s holiness and beauty and authority and the honor that is due to him from all of his creatures, including you and me.
Third, again by God’s grace I have come to understand the immeasurable horror and ugliness and self-centeredness of humanity’s sin and depravity and wickedness.

If hell strikes you as unreasonable or unfair...

So I can honestly say that to the degree that you and I struggle with the concept of hell and eternal punishment is the degree to which we don’t understand God’s holiness and honor, on the one hand, or the horror and depravity of mankind’s sin, on the other. In other words, if hell strikes you as unreasonable or unfair or disproportionate, it can only be due to the fact that either you don’t believe the Bible is inspired and true, or you don’t believe that God is infinitely holy and just, or you don’t believe that mankind is morally depraved and has committed cosmic treason and is thus deserving of eternal condemnation.
As noted, contributing to the problem of hell are the numerous myths or false beliefs that surround it.
Here are eight of them:

Myth #1: Hell is a place to be united with unbelievers.

There is widespread belief among non-Christians that hell is a place where they will be united with their unbelieving friends and drink beer all the time in an endless party. The fact is that hell is a place of utter isolation, loneliness, and deprivation.

Myth #2: Hell is a place where Satan and his demons reign.

Another false belief is that hell is the place where Satan and his demons exercise their authority to rule and reign. The fact is that hell is the place where Satan and his demons suffer eternal punishment. Satan and his demons are inmates in hell, not its warden or guards. See Matthew 25:41 for one clear statement to that effect:
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."

Myth #3: Satan and his demons will torment human beings in hell.

Directly related to the previous myth, there is the notion among many that in hell Satan and his demons torment human beings who also are there. No. There is not one text in the Bible that suggests Satan and his demons afflict or torment human beings. They themselves, instead, are the object of God’s punishment. There have been numerous books written by people who claim to have visited hell in which they describe a scene where demons are tormenting humans who have been consigned there. This should be the first indication to all careful, Bible-believing readers that such an experience is fabricated.

Myth #4: There are people in hell who want to reconcile with God.

Yet another misconception is that there are people in hell crying out for mercy who want to reconcile with God. Nothing in Scripture indicates this is so. Instead, those in hell are eternally defiant of God and hate him all the more with each passing moment.

Myth #5: There are people in hell who don't deserve to be there.

One of the more blasphemous notions about hell is that there are people in hell who don’t deserve to be there. Nothing could be farther from the truth. God’s justice is impeccable and he never consigns anyone to punishment in hell who does not fully deserve to suffer there.

Myth #6: There are people in hell who wanted to go to heaven.

A related myth is the notion that there are people in hell who wanted to go to heaven while they were still alive, but God wouldn’t let them. That is utterly false. Jesus himself made this clear when he said, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. . . . whoever comes to me I will never cast out . . . . For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day” (John 6:35, John 6:37b, John 6:40).

Myth #7: Hell holds people who will one day be released.

A seventh myth is that there are people in hell who will eventually be released and granted entrance into heaven. As much as we might wish this were true, it isn’t. The Bible does not teach the doctrine of universalism, that is, the idea that everyone will eventually be saved and given eternal life in the new heaven and new earth.

Myth #8: In hell, people will be rid of God.

Finally, there is the myth that in hell people will be rid of God and have no experience of him. That is not true. It is true they will have no experience of God’s loving and gracious presence, but they will most assuredly experience his presence in justice and wrath. In fact, we read in Revelation 14:10 that they will be tormented “in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb,” that is, in the presence of Jesus Christ. As John Piper has said, Revelation 14:10is not saying that “those in hell have the privilege of seeing what they enjoy, but that they have the remorse of seeing what they rejected.”

Hell should provoke anguish and urgency.

I’ll conclude with two brief observations. First, I can’t read biblical portrayals of hell and eternal punishment or think about it without feeling a deep and unrelenting agony in my heart. We should never talk about hell without weeping, for it is real and people are going there. This is not a subject for joking or lighthearted banter. It is an issue that should provoke within us both anguish and an urgent commitment to share the gospel with those who remain in unbelief.

Hell should provoke unfathomable gratitude.

My second reaction is one of unfathomable gratitude. When I read about hell in a passage like Revelation 14:9-11 I’m reading about what I deserve. God would have been perfectly just and righteous had he chosen to consign me to eternal torment. But in mercy he has drawn me to faith in his Son. In mercy he has poured out his wrath on Jesus in my place, a wrath and judgment that Jesus lovingly and willingly embraced and endured. Every single one of us deserves damnation. God owes us nothing but justice. The fact that he has given us mercy instead, and forgiveness instead of condemnation, ought to awaken in us the most heartfelt and passionate gratitude and praise.

Sam Storms, Crosswalk 18 Comments [3/11/2019 5:53:47 AM]
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Argentina pro-life leader: Activists are using little pregnant girls to push legal abortion

March 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Last August, following the stunning upset victory of pro-lifers in Argentina, who fended off the legalization of abortion by a mere handful of votes in the senate, I intervieweda prominent Argentinian pro-life activist to discuss how the pro-life movement mobilized millions of people and what their strategy was going forward. Earlier in 2018, over three million pro-lifers had marched in the streets to demand that the government maintain protection for pre-born children in the womb, and tens of thousands took to the streets in celebration when the senatevoted narrowly against legalizing abortion. Buenos Aires became a joyful sea of blue handkerchiefs, the powerful symbol of the pro-life movement.

Pro-life activists have been preparing for the next assault on protections for pre-born children ever since, with many left-wing politicians promising to legalize abortion by other means. Abortion activists have also been seeking a difficult and tragic case to utilize in the media and build national and international support for their agenda, similar to what took place in Ireland in 1992 with the ‘X’ case. Earlier this month, an 11-year-old rape victim gave birth via C-section, apparently after requesting an abortion several times. Doctors worked to save both lives, and the abortion was refused because of complications over the girl’s guardianship.

The media is deceitfully implying — or outright claiming — that Argentina’s pro-life laws prevented this girl from getting an abortion in order to attack protections for pre-born children as cruel. Most of the international headlines state that “Argentina refused 11-year-old rape victim an abortion,” or something to that effect. In fact, abortion is actually legal in Argentina in the case of rape, and there was no law preventing the girl, who has been dubbed “Lucia” for privacy reasons, from getting an abortion. Rather, this was a complex case involving the girl’s family situation and other factors—but that, of course, interferes with the media’s preferred narrative that scores of underage rape victims are being forced to give birth because of Argentina’s pro-life laws.


To discuss what comes next for Argentina’s pro-life movement, which has suffered every slander imaginable from the international media over the past several weeks, I spoke with Camilo Duro, a 24-year-old pro-lifer working on the ground with the organization Frente Joven, a pro-life NGO that “seeks to reduce maternal and infant mortality by addressing its main causes [and] providing support to women with pregnancies at risk.” Frente Joven was also one of the leading organizations fighting the legalization of abortion last year.

"What is currently going on in Argentina?"

Today we have no idea what's going to happen undoubtedly because "the green side" is handling a communication operation. They're using a new hashtag "#NiñasNoMadres" (#GirlsNotMothers) and the media are [spreading] news of little girls pregnant, eleven or twelve years old, victims of sexual abuse. They're putting local governments and public opinion under pressure. Actually, the last two cases had the same result: premature cesarean between 23 and 25 weeks. One of the babies already died after a few days of life, and the last one, Faustina, is fighting for her life.

An abortion bill will be presented at the end of March. We have our big March for Life in two weeks, on March 23, [for] the Day of the Unborn Child. Two million people are expected to attend throughout the country.

"After last year's pro-life victory, do these latest events threaten to bring abortion to Argentina once again?"

Yes, it's not over. We are organized and giving options to our politicians to fight this inside Congress. The abortion bill is yet to come, so we're waiting. Meanwhile, we're thinking about a new communication campaign to reinforce our slogan "Save Both Lives.

"What is the pro-life movement doing to respond to what is happening?"

This week we announced a new free telephone line to help vulnerable pregnant women. We're working on a new sexual education plan, without gender ideology or promotion of early sexuality. In fact, we have five teams working on different tasks.

"What is the abortion movement's strategy?"

They want to pressure local governments to apply an illegitimate protocol created during the presidency of Cristina Kirchner. That protocol enables [women] to have an abortion in three cases: rape or sexual abuse, health risk (not life risk, just health, so they use "psychological health" as an excuse) or mental disability of the pregnant woman. But neverthelessit will probably [gain support] in Congress.

"What do we in North America need to know that the media is not telling us?"

First, we need our support throughout social networks. We're giving information through Twitter, Facebook andInstagram. Every week "Unidad Provida" is using a new hashtag to inform or to repudiate the big media fake news. It is also very important to know that we have an election year, and there's no pro-life candidate yet. It is a huge problem and pro-life people, especially inside the country, are showing disagreement [with the pro-abortion crowd] on Twitter.

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Jonathon’s new podcast, The Van Maren Show, is dedicated to telling the stories of the pro-life and pro-family movement. In his latest episode, he interviews the "Godfather" of the US pro-life movement Joe Scheidler. 91-year-old Scheidler says that it was during a speech he attended by Senator Henry Hyde in Chicago in the early 1970s that he became interested in the pro-life fight. “I listened very carefully to Henry's talk and then I started studying the whole pro-life issue of fetal development,” he says. “I thought this was going to destroy our country because we are taking protection away from the most helpless — the unborn.” You can subscribe here, and listen to the episode below:

Jonathan Van Maren, LifeSite News 5 Comments [3/11/2019 5:52:56 AM]
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We are losing the battle folks! We are losing the battle against transgendered rights for homosexuals in America, because we aren't expressing our disgust as Christians against it. We should all be horrified! We should all be expressing our strong opposition against this creepy agenda, against the ungodly insane laws that permit transgendered men to use women's restrooms at will. Facebook has published 71 new gender options. Depending on who you talk to, you can find anywhere from a dozen up to over 100 new gender designations. But folks, the honest to God plain truth is that God Himself created us MALE and FEMALE, and there are only TWO genders.

What saith the Scripture? Genesis 1:27, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 5:2, “Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.”

Even all the animals were created by God as either: MALE or FEMALE. Please don't let the Devil confuse you, by trying to deceive you into believing that there are more genders than simply male or female. God NEVER intended for males to have carnal knowledge with other males. It is confusion! That is why God made females, for males to mate with, to procreate. Homosexual sex is sinful in God's sight, which brings contempt from God and Heaven, also showing disrespect for one's self, family and community. Homosexuals bring woeful shame upon one's own community!!! No community can thrive and be advertised as a great place to raise a family, when you have homosexuals sodomizing each other. Do you fully understand what goes on in the vile bedroom of a homosexual? I don't even want to describe it! It is sickening to an decent person! God pity the ungodly U.S. government, who has placed innocent little children as adoptees into hundreds-of-thousands of ungodly homosexual homes to raise them! What will become of those impressionable children? We have abused our God-given freedoms, demanding a right to sin, which WILL ultimately lead to our enslavement.

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Precious 17 Comments [3/11/2019 5:52:33 AM]
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How Come the World is Suffering from Stockholm Syndrome

It may sound incredible, but it is true: in countries that have been damaged, even totally robbed and destroyed by the West, many people are still enamored with Europe and North America.

For years, I have been observing this ‘phenomena’, even in the most plundered, devastated war zones and slums. Often I was shocked, other times thoroughly desperate. I did not know how to respond, how to react, how to describe what I have been observing.

Then, a few days ago, in Syria, right next to the Idlib battlefield, close to the deadly positions of Al-Nusra Front, in a country where the West and its allies have murdered hundreds of thousands of people, one of my interpreters exclaimed in a ‘patriotic’ outburst: “Look how beautiful this land is! It is almost as beautiful as Europe!”

And at night, another guide of mine began nostalgically recalling his glorious days in Europe, when he could still go there; before the Syrian war began.

An interpreter did not know who Fidel Castro was (I had his portrait, lighting up cigar, as my phone screensaver), but both of them – my local companions at the battle ground – were fluent in Western slang and the worldview. They knew, however, near zero about China.They were patriotic and they fully supported their country, but at the same time they admired the West and Western journalists from the mainstream media – those very same propagandists who helped to bring their beautiful and unique Syria to the state in which it is now.

It all felt schizophrenic, but definitely not new.

I could not take it, anymore. I decided to write this story, despite the fact that it is an intellectual ‘minefield’. I decided to write it, because it is how it is. Because I have to tell it; someone has to. And above all, because it is absolutely essential to combat the crooked selfie image with which the West has been infecting almost all nations of the world, including all those that it has been plundering and raping.

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Are we dealing with the so-called “Stockholm Syndrome” here? Most likely, yes. The victim falls in love with her or his tormentor.

For long centuries, the West has been colonizing, usurping, literally terrorizing the entire planet. Hundreds of millions have died as a result of colonialism, neo-colonialism, and imperialism. Wealth, cultural and educational institutions, hospitals, transportation, parks – all that Europe and North America possess to date and boast about, was constructed on mountains of bones, on genocide and unbridled plunder.

That cannot be disputed, can it?

Slavery, mass murder, genocidal expansions; the West robbed the world, and then consolidated its power, promoting its exceptionalism through relentless brainwashing (called ‘education’), propaganda (called ‘information’), and twisted entertainment for the masses that inhabit poor countries (called ‘culture’ and ‘the arts’).

Shockingly and absurdly, Europe and North America are still loved and admired by many, even (or especially) in such places where Western governments and companies plagued everything like locusts, leaving to the locals only burned land, poison and miserable slums.

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How is it possible?

For years, I have been working in Africa, a continent which was entirely subjugated by the U.K., France, Germany, Belgium and other European expansionist nations. Africa from where millions of men, women and children were brought in chains to the “New World”, as slaves. Where millions died during the ‘hunt’, where millions died in ‘transit centers’, and then, on the open seas. That’s tens of millions of ruined lives. The complete plunder of the resources, the unimaginable humiliation of the people, broken cultures, genocides and holocaust against local individuals from what is now Namibia, to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Great African heroes like Lumumba assassinated by the Western rulers.

And yet, many Africans see the West as some great ‘example’, as a ‘guiding light’, as a severe but respectable ‘daddy’, who uses the belt when it is necessary, but who also rewards justly those of his ‘children’ who ‘behave properly’.

It is repulsive, but undeniable.

The greatest African writers are now teaching at U.S. and U.K. universities. They have been ‘neutralized’ and ‘pacified’, many of them out rightly bought. In many countries, African judges wear comical white wigs, doing their best to look like their British counterparts. The children of corrupt elites are collecting diplomas from the U.K. and French universities, imitating upper-class European accents.

To behave, to look and sound like the colonizers, is something that brings respect.

The same on the Sub-Continent, of course.

The mannerism among the upper classes in India and Pakistan are those of the U.K. (and lately, of the U.S.). Elites there go out of their way to be more British than the Brits; more Californian than the inhabitants of the U.S. West Coast. Countless private Indian universities call themselves ‘American’ or ‘British’, with ‘Oxford’ or ‘Cambridge’ frequently ‘decorating’ their names.

‘To be accepted’ in Europe or North America is the highest honor, in almost all former colonies, therefore, in almost the entire world.

‘Well groomed’, well-educated and modern Asians, Latin Americans, Africans and the Middle Easterners are expected to ape Westerners; to dress like Westerners, eat (and drink) like the Westerners and to ‘defend the same values’ as them.

In fact, they are expected to be much more Western than the Westerners.

But ‘expected’ by whom? Yes, you guess correctly: very often by their own people!

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Ask and many in the ‘South’ will tell you: everything that comes from the West is beautiful, progressive and dandy.

“Every bule is beautiful,” I was informed, recently, by a young indigenous professional lady in the totally environmentally plundered island of Borneo/Kalimantan. Bule is a vulgar, derogatory Indonesian word for the ‘whites’, and literally means ‘albino’. However, the lady was not joking, it was a compliment: she was brought up believing that every bule is actually superior and fine-looking.

In the indigenous Mexican state of Yucatan, right after the elections that brought to power the left-wing President Obrador, I overheard the conversation of a dozen or so upper-class housewives in a Western chain café. Their references were fully European and North American: From vacations in Italy and Spain, to the films they were watching, books they were reading. Europe was their ‘mother-continent’, while Miami, their only true comparison. Before Obrador came to power, indigenous people were increasingly living in misery, their roofs broken, jobs disappearing. But the elites were, as always, in a European state of mind. The real Mexico was not on their radar. It did not matter, or didn’t even exist.

Even some of the poor in the ‘conquered world’ who are actually ‘concerned’ about Western imperialism, see it as an abstract problem.They see it as a strictly political, military or economic issue. The fact that Western imperialism has ‘culturally’ immobilized entire nations and continents is hardly addressed.

Even in those proud countries that are determinedly struggling against Western imperialism – China, Russia, Iran, or Venezuela – the Western narrative of exceptionalism has already managed to cause tremendous damage.

In China, for instance, almost everything ‘Western’ had been, until recently, associated with modernity. Being ‘against the West’ was considered boring, gray and outdated, somehow connected to the ‘Communist propaganda’ of the past (the fact that the ‘Communist propaganda’ was often correct, mattered nothing). This attitude allowed the great infiltration of Chinese universities by Western academia, as well as the injection of Western nihilism into Chinese arts, culture, even way of life. Only recently, has this dangerous trend been reversed, but not after it had already caused great damage.

The admiration of everything Western destroyed the greatest progressive experiment of modern history – The Soviet Union and the so-called “Eastern Bloc”.

The power of negative Western propaganda packaged together with the promotion of extreme individualism, selfishness and consumerism, literally wiped out all internationalist zeal, humanism and higher principles, from the minds of tens of millions of young Czechs, Poles, East Germans, Bulgarians, and even Soviets.

The once proud Communist Eastern Bloc, after liberating dozens of countries from colonialism, after fighting for an egalitarian world, showing solidarity with all oppressed nations, was then gradually defeated by such shallow bullshit as blue jeans labels, the nonsensical lyrics of rock and pop songs (a favorite weapon of the West), greed, religions (another Western weapon), and slogans like ‘freedom’ and ‘democracy’ (the Western world which has been denying freedom and democracy to almost all countries on our planet, cynically turned the truth upside down, and fooled East Europeans, by skillfully applying centuries long propaganda methods).

In the end, confused and increasingly cynical, what many East Europeans demanded was not ‘freedom’, but more money, more labels, and the ability to join the bloc of the countries that have been plundering the world.

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So, what makes the West so successful, when it comes to brainwashing people all around the world? How is it possible after all that banditry, terror and ruthlessness, that most of the oppressed and conquered countries are still showing plenty of respect to the masters that reside in New York, London or Paris?

I believe that if we find the answers to this question, we will be able to save the world, and reverse this deadly trend.

First of all, after interacting with thousands of people in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Oceania and Latin America, I am coming to the conclusion that the West (and Japan) is often admired for the ‘high standards of living’.

In such miserable and collapsed countries like Indonesia, I often hear nonsense like: “European countries are more ‘Muslim’ than we are. They treat people much better than we do.”

Middle and upper class Southeast Asian families are travelling to Netherlands or Germany, and then exclaim after returning home: “Look at their parks, hospitals, bicycle lanes, trams, museums… We have to learn from them! They do so much for improving our world.”

That’s precisely what Africans admire about Europe. That’s how many ‘educated’ Indians or Southeast Asians feel. That’s what Peruvians, Hondurans or Paraguayans love about their Miami.

Are they wrong? Isn’t there, after all, plenty that poor countries could learn from the West?

Yes; definitely they are wrong. Totally wrong!

Let’s see ‘why’?

The West ‘arranged’ the entire world in accordance with its own feudal system of the past centuries. It brought the system of shameless oppressive regime to the global level.

To admire this monstrous and regressive global system would be like admiring the arrangement of European societies some three hundred years ago. It would be essentially like saying: “Look, the aristocracy of France or England was actually quite fine, egalitarian, educated and healthy, and we should learn from how they lived, and copy their examples!”

Of course, the aristocracy, the royalty and the church of Europe has always lived well, even 300 years ago. They had good schools for their children, they had decent medical care, palaces, summer villas, sanatoriums with mineral waters, theatres, lavish parks, and tons of servants.

The only ‘tiny’ problem was that some 95% of the population had to work for the luxury they enjoyed, subsisting in total misery. Plus, of course, those tens of millions of un-people in the colonies were being exterminated like animals.

The same is happening now. The entire Europe (with the exception of the poor people there) has moved to the bracket of new aristocracy, at least comparatively. And the rest of the world is laboring, dying, being raped and plundered, in order to maintain this ‘wonderful-looking’ social-state project of the West. Even the U.S. and its relatively brutal turbo-capitalist model is still ‘socialist’ (for the U.S. citizens), compared to such countries as Indonesia, India, Peru or Nigeria.

Western standards of living cannot be replicated elsewhere. To believe that the West would allow Africans or Southeast Asians to build a social state is naïve, almost intellectually insulting. Singapore, South Korea and Japan are rare exceptions, where the West closed both eyes, for strictly strategic reasons.

In order for the West to prosper, maintaining a super high standard of living, with all the benefits for its citizens, billions of the ‘serfs’ all over the world have to suffer, sacrifice themselves, and work for close to nothing; the more of them that live in hell, the better.

Nature has to be plundered in places like Borneo and Papua, DR Congo and soon in Brazil.

People have to be ruled by pro-Western corrupt oligarchs, and by the military and religious leaders. Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and now Brazil, are perfect countries for the West: they happily and willingly sacrifice their own people, guaranteeing Western prosperity.

You did not know? Nonsense! You did not want to know. All those people who matter are very happy with this arrangement: The Western rulers, citizens of Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, as well as the rulers/elites in the poor countries. The only ones who are truly suffering are those billions of the poor, worldwide, but they matter nothing, and they are not told anything anyway, because the media is in the hands of the West and their lackeys, and so is ‘education’.

And as they are not told anything, they – the wretched of the Earth – are admiring the West, too. They eat Western junk food if they can save few dollars a month, they drink Nescafe instead of their traditional coffee, listen to the shittiest music, watch pirated Hollywood blockbuster movies, wear fake sneakers and jeans, and masturbate to Western porn (if they have internet). They also dutifully follow religions, which were injected and upheld by the West, into their countries.

The poorer the country, the greater appear to be the green hills and pastures of the Western paradise.

And so, it goes on and on.

In India, Indonesia, Uganda, Jordan, Fiji, Honduras, I hear the same crap, from semi-educated, or West-educated local citizens: “People in the West are actually very good people, but their governments are bad.” Are they sure about that? I wonder.

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Frankly and honestly, I am tired of this status quo. And I don’t find this amusing at all: hearing admiring statements about European and other Western countries in the middle of the monstrous war zones, famine-stricken areas, brutal mines, on the banks of poisoned rivers and inside the slums.

I am an ‘old-fashioned’ revolutionary. Slaves have to rise and fight, if necessary die for freedom; not to admire their masters and tormentors.

The crimes of the colonialists have to be exposed. The insane arrangement of the world has to be defined and then smashed into pieces.

The cute trams, bicycle lanes, parks, museums, operas, cafes, universities and hospitals in Europe are built on rivers of blood and the bones of ‘The Others’. I said it three years ago on the floor of the Italian Parliament, and I will repeat it again and again, wherever I go.

There is no other topic that matters, right now, on our planet.

Everything is connected to this, including the fear and hate that the West feels and spreads about countries like Venezuela, Russia, China, Iran, South Africa, Syria or Cuba.

They hate us; they hate those who resist, who are standing tall. And they should and will get back the same in return, hopefully, if the truth is pronounced often enough!

Andre Vltchek, New Eastern Outlook 6 Comments [3/11/2019 5:52:28 AM]
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Quote# 142734

Why has CounterPunch spiked Andre Vltchek’s ‘Lies of the Empire’?

I first started reading Andre Vltchek on the website CounterPunch, which is a truly great leftist website… even though I will probably never get published on there, even if I was relaying the cure for cancer: CounterPunch appears totally opposed to working with any state media, and I work for Iran’s PressTV.

Rather anarchist and ivory-tower, but… whatever.

Reporters have only two choices: work for either privately-owned or state-owned media. I.e., you can work for shareholders, a patrician family (whether urban giants or rural petty tyrants), or some billionaire whose new sports team is in the middle of a boring rebuild, or you can work for the People.

I chose the People. Even if this closes a million doors to me – and the fact that I work for the Iranian People closes a million others – I have zero regrets.

(Blogging – working for Yourself – is now a third choice, but I don’t have the tech savvy to make that economically viable, and the vast majority of blogging journalists say the same thing.)

But what happened to Vltchek on CounterPunch? I don’t see anything from him on CP for more than a year? It is a truly top dissident media site, and they carry great thinkers, but I know they didn’t find someone better – at least not by much. I’m not the only one who has noticed this.

Is it because he has a Russian background and CounterPunch was duped on a few articles by a troll allegedly from Russia?

What is far more weighty is: given the 2+ years of a dangerous, misleading and appallingly stupid Russophobia campaign, US-based CounterPunch has an obvious obligation to promote Russian-linked leftists even more strongly now. That seems so obvious from a leftist analysis that I don’t think it requires much explanation. And yet… this is when CounterPunch chose to drop Vltchek?

Isn’t the US left supposed to be fostering a push to the left in the Trump era? That was supposed to be the best thing about Trump: he would pull the sheet off of American fascism – which has never been domestically discredited, unlike in Europe – to reveal that Trump is no different than Dronebama, the Clintons, the Bushes, et al. Many Americans are more hungry and receptive to leftism than ever, and leftist journalists should gladly feed them the political nutrients they have been long denied by the Mainstream Media. So how could Vltchek’s work have been spiked by CounterPunch during this particular era? One would think that leftist interest in Vltchek’s work would spike during this time, not that he would get spiked!

Maybe it’s just an oversight by CounterPunch – I’m sure they get many submissions.

The solution is obvious: Bring back Vltchek, and perhaps tap some of his compatriots and colleagues at the superb New Eastern Outlook (full of Russian communist intelligentsia who have practical knowledge of socialism) for contributions. They could also run the superb analyses of The Saker, who is a courageous anti-imperialist and also Russian. Adding these Russian worthies would emphatically show that Russia is not the enemy.

But does CounterPunch believe that…?

Is it telling that CounterPunch’s website advertises the book Russia Without Putin? Putin is centre-right in the Russian context, sure, but check your local magazine stand – surely some US journal has a cover vilifying Putin this week. The book is clearly predicted on a fantasy; it has also found a way to not be only anti-Putin, but “non-Putin”. Regardless, it seems like a interesting read, and I hope somebody reviews it on Amazon.

But, at first glance, this seems like more fantasist thinking from Western leftists, which I find particularly aggravating. Just as Western leftists know noting, investigate nothing, will not tolerate anything which challenges their fantasies on socialist-inspired Iran, the dumping of Vltchek seems like more Western leftism which refuses to see Russia as it really is, but instead as how Western leftists wish it would be. There is PLENTY of socialism in Russia, still; there is PLENTY of socialism in Iran, since 1979.

CounterPunch gets major kudos for having run Vltchek before, because Western Leftists generally have no interest in learning from the practical experiences of leftists in the Old World, and certainly not from the two main enemies of the US – Russia and Iran. US animosity towards the “continent” of China is nowhere near as strong as towards Iran, but the socialist achievements of all three of these socialist-inspired nations are not just denied by Western leftists, but denigrated as well. For whatever reason, Latin American leftists are deemed more acceptable to Western leftists – seems like an anti-Asian thing? We can certainly add in North Korea and especially Vietnam, whom Western leftists rallied around in the 1960s but whom they strangely and completely ignored once Vietnamese leftists won. Vietnam has the 2nd highesteconomic growth rate since 1990 (probably since 1981), China is #2 in increasing their UN Human development Index from 1970-2010, while Iran is #2 from 1990-2014) but – nothing for Western leftists to learn here, right?

Just being “anti-Putin” is not a very leftist stance from a leftist media like CounterPunch – right now is the time for CounterPunch to stand up for Russian leftism (and for the leftist insistence on internationalism), and not after the FBI finally admits they have nothing on Trump and Russia. However, it is very typical of Western leftists to be merely “anti-” (although being “non-” is indeed an original stance), but it’s not enough to sustain leftist-inspired revolutions, and this helps explain why the West has none.

CounterPunch should re-add Vltchek, and then add other Russian leftists as well (I think the “West Coast hippie” viewpoint can afford to lose a couple slots). This will help set many good examples, and it will counter the widespread belief that Western leftists can only push their own regional version of leftism, and are so individualistic and ethnocentric that they often appear incapable of being true internationalists.

But Vltchek is no affirmative-action hire: He is one of the very, very few open and unrepentant socialist journalists who have been around the world, burned the lying flag of imperialism, and kept the leftist flag upraised. Vltchek’s journalism helped gave me the confidence to do leftist advocacy journalism, and he can do the same for others.

I once read that a good critic doesn’t just bash what he doesn’t like – he sings the praises of that which he does like.

The book, a huge compilation of nearly 70 articles, is Vltchek serving as the world’s best socialist tour guide. It’s an encyclopedia of leftist, on-the-ground reporting from… nearly everywhere.

It’s especially fascinating to read because he seeks out reports, which overturn the Mainstream Media accounts. He goes to the places the West vilifies and lies about (Out and About in Zimbabwe’s Capital: Harare – Is It Really the Worst City on Earth?), or totally ignores (Eritrea: African Ideological Ebola for Imperialists). Zimbabwe never gets a good write-up in the West – they nationalized White farms, after all; Eritrea never gets positive press – it’s a unique socialist state, which has massively uplifted its People.

But he also goes to the West and intellectually scorches them with equal vigor. He demolishes what they incorrectly hold up as worthy of emulation (Shameful, Cowardly European Art) and he shows how hollow their own alleged “democratic successes” are, as well as those of their allies, such as Indonesia and Nigeria.

Vltchek does things like going to North Korea to make a 25-minute documentary, which the West would surely love to ban entirely and which should be on CounterPunch, but it’s his writing style which really sets him apart from other leftists: he is not telling you a story, but relating a human being’s history. Even if that person was sacrificed to capitalism-imperialism 400 years ago, Vltchek seems to feel as though it just happened and right in front of him.

I would say that Vltchek writes with the conscience of a 13-year old, and that is quite a compliment: these idealistic, freshly-minted adults are not only absolutely certain that something better should be done immediately, but that they could do it if only they could hold the reins for a time.

You see the same words over and over in Vltchek’s reports, and they are completely foreign to the daily hard-news journalism I was trained in: words like “compassion”, “humane”, “dehumanization”, “nightmarish”, “struggling”, “conscience”, “miraculous”, “beautiful”, “shameless”.

When is the last time you read a report in a newspaper – not in an editorial – which described an economically right-wing policy’s outcome as “shameless”? Vltchek uses it when talking about free-market fundamentalism, capitalism, US foreign policy, etc. Unlike the absurd, rabid, Russophobic anti-Trumpers, Vltchek is no fake-leftist – he knows it’s all about class & economics, and the permanent link between capitalism &imperialism.

Another favorite word of Vltchek’s is one which journalists don’t utter, and which they feel is their duty to ignore, is ”humiliation”. France’s protesting Yellow Vests, for example, apparently never feel “humiliated” by their 10-year, austerity-enforced, slow descent into borderline / real poverty, even though they are, and even though this explains their anger and violence (which was only marginally exceptional in France solely during the first 6 weeks of the movement).

One is struck by Vltchek’s insistence on the fact that third worlders actually do deserve to not live in humiliation – in a just media world, such a sentiment would be in every story about the developing world… but that would undermine the false idea that capitalism & neoliberal globalism is working great / has learned from the most recent crisis / could never be the reason for a foreign army base.

In his writing he is appalled by horrid living conditions, by lack of worker safety, by infrastructure so dilapidated it creates a lack of citizen safety, and by other conditions people just write off as “normal for those people”. For Vltchek, people riding on the tops of trains in Jakarta (and getting maimed or killed) is not the chance to run a bemused photo, but it always is for Western Mainstream Media. Whereas most of us gloss over it, he relates to the reader like it was the first, worst time he has ever seen poor governance, the abuses of capitalism, the rapes of imperialism, etc. This fresh-eyed view is incredibly inspirational.

Like any 13 year old, Vltchek has a clique of friends who are SO, SO much cooler. Vltchek goes to these places – like to doctors in the Bolivia of Evo Morales – and reports back, providing the reader with yet another heaping of inspiration. If he had not done this, perhaps Vltchek would have been like many other lefties – content just to vilify their neighbors, eventually growing embittered, superior and apathetic.

“To me these sights in the middle of the Bolivian Andes were like the essence of human nature – by now almost extinct – but still the essence played in front of my eyes. I was very much aware of the fact that this was exactly the socialism in which I have believed for decades; it was right here, in action, in front of my eyes. And it was simple, natural and undogmatic.”

It is these stories, which supply the vital, other half to his work: the requited passion, the justice, the action, the promises kept, the potential fulfilled.

It is fundamentally flattering to the reader, and correct, that Vltchek appears to treat every true leftist as though they were Che Guevara: he does not overvalue the leftist figures from his own nations, and he does not see historical figures as Ubermen from a golden or Salafist era. He sees everyone standing on the same level – even if that person is barefoot and dirty. What impresses him is only moral leftist effort, struggle and sacrifice. That is the true socialist mentality, just as much as it is true leftistinternationalism.

Vltchek is an opponent of the smug & cold, the poseur & the disingenuous, the elitists & those who stratify themselves away from the People. For example, Vltchek is an atheist, but that doesn’t mean he supports stupidity when it comes to those who are anti-religion (from Blaming It All on the Muslims):

“She is not the only person in Istanbul I know who has those moments. In the ‘City of Dreams’ to show spite for Islam and for practicing Muslims is clearly some commonly-used secret password to the universe of what is acceptable here as brainy and hip.”

You don’t read that from the Mainstream Media because, to them, being Islamophobic IS brainy and hip; you don’t read that from a lot of leftist media because they ARE Islamophobic, which includes the fear of Islam as a political force in any definition of the term. Islam is not the danger in the Muslim World – capitalism-imperialism and Western racism-ethnocentrism are the dangers. Vltchek is an atheist, but it seems he’s not so dogmatic, superior, ruthless and politically-stupid as to think socialism can function without embracing members who also choose to be religious. In short: he’s not an idiot nor a bigot – he’s a true internationalist.

If I had to pin down his official label I would describe Vltchek’s overall view most in line with “Cuban-style” socialism: after all, no country (other than the USSR) has been more truly internationalist (there would have been no South African independence without Cuban assistance to Angola, which was not even a Spanish colony); conversely, Chinese and Iranian internationalist efforts, while extensive, vital and costly, have been limited to regional affairs.

In a justworld, Vltchek is tapped to run a media company by a leftist billionaire. I don’t think there is such a thing, though….

However, there are leftist-influenced states – two of them are publishing me and Vltchek (NEO is part of the Russian Academy of Sciences), whereas CounterPunch is not, whatever their reasons are. Thank God for state media, eh?

Leftists writers all know: we are not in this for money, because what we propose is a guaranteed loser – writing leftist journalism in the English language. No Anglophone country is remotely socialist and most are ardently anti-socialist, so there is near-zero demand. We should pick something with slightly greater sales prospects: like selling pamphlets on atheism in Farsi, or books railing against the evils of hockey & donuts in Canada.

But if you can’t bankroll a media company, I hope you have some money to buy Vltchek’s book. The most important unsaid leftist phrase in the West is “anti-imperialist” – here is a book which tells you the state of that struggle around the world.

Ramin Mazaheri, Counter Currents 2 Comments [3/11/2019 5:52:05 AM]
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Quote# 142726

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is such that no one there is a terrorist anymore, they are freedom fighters. When a country behaves like Israel has consistently behaved, it is propaganda to call them terrorists.

MiNest, Daily Kos 7 Comments [3/10/2019 3:52:11 PM]
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Quote# 142725

The average number of children of the 2020 Dem field is 1.5. That’s below replacement rate.

By contrast, the Republican primary field average in 2016 was 3.1 Above replacement rate. The most fertile Republican in 2016 had twice as many children as the most fertile Democrat in 2020.

The Dem 2020 candidates have a total of 18 children. The Republican 2016 field had a total of 50.

These demographic snapshots are also philosophical trends. They show that on average, Republican leaders still believe in the future and their Democrat counterparts don’t. The enthusiasm for abortion is mirrored in their own lifestyles and beliefs. The future is doomed. A prematurely short amount of time from now the waves will roll over their beachside mansions. Starving refugees will flood Marin County. The future will belong to climate refugees from El Salvador and Somalia who will run the country. All the old white Democrats can do is graciously show them the ropes and implement socialized medicine.

And then have a chardonnay, short some energy stocks and watch the tide of change roll in.

Make America Great Again infuriates them with its assertion that the decline at the heart of the selfish nihilistic philosophy to which they have given their lives isn’t inevitable. And they will do everything to prove it wrong, and that their wreckage of their duty and country was right, by destroying America.

Daniel Greenfield, FrontPage Mag 13 Comments [3/10/2019 3:52:00 PM]
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Submitted By: Citizen Justin

Quote# 142724

If, however, I am a very "good" man, I am actually in a far more precarious position. The "good" cast their nets much further than the bad. The good have a penchant for legislating not just for themselves and their own wants, as docs the selfish man, but for legislating for the entire world. Their demands may be not only severe, but also universal. Its important to note that fallen man told God, "1 can run the world better than you." It is as if God says, "Then do so, and in the end we will test the results." Everyone knows the real results of "good" people who legislate for everyone else—it is tyranny. It is either petty tyranny in a family or work situation, or massive tyranny on the part of the great national and world tyrants. The blueprint for goodness that exists in the head, for some reason is never easily or without resentment accepted by those around. It is usually not even agreed upon by those around. More often than not, the judgments on others by the good are far more severe than the judgments of merely egotistical people. 'The irony is that all too easily, "goodness" becomes an elevated egotism that docs not seek the satisfaction merely of the lower appetites and whims, but of pride. The ego demands to be the biggest and perhaps the only ego, and insists that it alone knows the formula for goodness. The real inner judgment towards those who will not submit is, "to hell with you for not doing as I say." But do you do as you say? If wrath and fury is the sentence carried out on anyone who would lie to cover ineptitude, for example, then so be it onto you when you lie for the same reason. By an odd psychological quirk, we are usually the angriest with our own faults seen in others. This reaches its peak of irony when the proud hate the proud for their pride.

There is a further step to this quandary, even beyond being judged by our own standards, Cod has said that he will even permit us to judge him. As a race, we have declared him "out of court." We have determined that he is unjust. As we judge God, we loo shall be judged, for we have declared that we are gods. "On that day when, according to my Gospel, God judges the secrets of men by Christ Jesus" (Rom 2:16). Jesus, who is the very word of God, was handed over to men to be judged. How will the world judge God when given the opportunity? Our judgment of him was self-damning. Here, the reality of the divine law connects with the reality/unreality of mans self-created law. On what basis of self-made law was Jesus crucified? Jesus was condemned because he claimed to be God, and because he claimed lo be the true source of the judgment oi good and evil.

This was called blasphemy, and for this he was put to death. If this same standard is brought against his accusers, what is the result? It can only be death, for each judge tacitly made exactly the same claim. If you claim that God deserves to die because he claims to be God, then you too deserve to die because you make the same claim.

The result is that every god will damn himself and every mouth will be stopped, and all secrets will be judged by Christ Jesus.

Richard William Bledsoe, Can Saul Alinsky Be Saved?: Jesus Christ in the Obama and Post-Obama Era (book) 7 Comments [3/10/2019 3:51:35 PM]
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Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 142721

Only God can forgive sins
By Patsy Lambert - Contributing Columnist

Only God can forgive sins and make us a part of His family. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.

"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." Acts 4:12.

When we read God's Word, we get the understanding that Jesus was not only a great man, but He was God in human flesh.

We cannot save ourselves, many people think that good works is enough to get them to heaven. We can come to know God in His righteousness and holiness. God convicts us of our sins, and it's up to us to confess and let God cleanse us.

It's by faith in God that we have a relationship with Christ. There are so many things we may not understand, but if we believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, they hung Him on a cross, and He arose that's enough to get us to heaven. We all sin and come short of the glory of God, that's why God sent Jesus to forgive our sins.

Don't be deceived in thinking you have to do certain things to be in God's family. Ask Jesus to come into your heart and He will change your wants and ways. Only God can forgive sins.

Patsy Lambert, Newberry Observer 6 Comments [3/10/2019 3:50:37 PM]
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Submitted By: Thanos6

Quote# 142718


Mick Williams:
When I worked in blood bank, we had, on rare occasions, a request for a fetus-sized donor unit. This was a 'satellite bag', from which you could tap into the blood for any small volume, and the system remained sterile. Doctors could then transfuse the fetus, which suffered from maternal antibodies (incompatible blood types). Compare that to the left's disdain for infants' rights to life.

Lady Checkmate:
• Only the simple believe that the alt-left is not still swearing to take down as many Bible-believing Christians as possible, still hatefully and obsessively stalking certain churchs and Christians worldwide
(business owners, pastors, bloggers, and bible-believing Christians in general), to continue to stage false claims of discrimination, still issuing death threats, and still plotting how to hurt innocent Christians. Remember:



I guess they just want to beat "love" Christians to death.

• I continue to pray God's will is done. I wish I could take all of the unwanted babies and care for them.

• I never made that connection. There are female prophets in the Bible, but none of the apostles were female. When the word addresses pastors and deacons, they are always male. I agree with
and submit to God's word.

Mick Williams/Lady Checkmate, Disqus - Faith & Religion 21 Comments [3/8/2019 12:07:00 PM]
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Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 142713

[It's Over] If you masturbate it's over and never begun

Chad don't masturbate he was born with a stacy on his dick

lifeisbullshit95, incels.is 13 Comments [3/8/2019 12:00:44 PM]
Fundie Index: 8
Submitted By: Pharaoh Bastethotep

Quote# 142710

This week, the Democratic Party was unable to pass a watered-down, platitudinous resolution condemning anti-Semitism, due to “fierce backlash” from presidential candidates, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and the now-powerful progressive base. Rather than censuring Rep. Ilhan Omar, the intellectually frivolous, Hamas-supporting freshman representative from Minnesota, she was rewarded and inoculated from party criticism.
More consequently, the Democrats deemed Protocols of Zion-style attacks a legitimate form of debate. That’s because Omar, despite what you hear, has repeatedly attacked Jews, not only Israel supporters, and certainly not only specific Israeli policies.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who would finally bring an “All Lives Matter” resolution to the floor, told reporters she didn’t believe the congresswoman’s comments were “intentionally anti-Semitic.” No educated human believes Omar inadvertently accused “Benjamin”-grubbing Rootless Cosmopolitans of hypnotizing the world for their evil. These are long-standing, conspiratorial attacks on the Jewish people, used by anti-Semites on right and left, and popular throughout the Islamic world.
Even the Democratic Party activist groups that typically cover for the Israel-haters, like the Anti- Defamation League, have condemned Omar. Yet it was the lie that coursed through the Democratic Party’s defense of Omar.
Presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren claimed that “branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has had a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians.” Either Warren believes that accusing Jews and their supporters of dual loyalty and sedition is a legitimate criticism of Israel, or she is deliberately mischaracterizing Omar’s comments to gain favor with the growing faction of anti-Semites in her party.
“We must not,” the socialist Bernie Sanders argued, “equate anti-Semitism and legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel” because such a thing would be “stifling” debate. Does anyone believe that if left-of-center Kahol Lavan were running Israel, Omar would be less inclined to smear the bipartisan squishes at AIPAC?

Omar has mentioned Benjamin Netanyahu (who, incidentally, is in every way more of a genuine liberal than either Sanders or Omar) once in her Twitter feed, and then only to use this very talking point to defend her comments. As a political matter, no major party in Israel is going allow an independent Palestinian state run by theocrats and terrorists to exist, so Omar and her allies will never be appeased.
Of course, no one argues that Omar’s speech should be curtailed or stifled. The same can’t be said of her defenders, however, who not only falsely claim criticism of her tropes is “chilling speech,” but also decided to transform this 38-year-old firebrand into a helpless, childlike victim.
“We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and all forms of hatred and bigotry, especially as we see a spike in hate crimes in America,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, who, like many Democrats, tried to dilute criticism of anti-Semitism in a torrent of phobias. “But like some of my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, I am concerned that the spotlight being put on Congresswoman Omar may put her at risk.”
We shouldn’t exaggerate the prevalence of hate crimes in America, which is low, but it’s certainly worth pointing out that Jews are the target of 60 percent of those crimes—a far larger percentage than anyone else. In New York City, there have been at least 36 hate crimes against Jews so far this year so far. Shouldn’t Harris be more concerned about Omar’s rhetoric?

As Gad Saad noted yesterday, Omar’s brand of Israel criticism “is almost ALWAYS a cover of existential and definitional Jew-hatred.” This anti-Israel sentiment—opposition to the idea of a national Jewish state—is the most consequential form of anti-Semitism that exists in the world today. It has done more to undermine Jewish safety than all the dog whistles and white nationalist marches combined. Yet, many Democrats have now seemingly joined Corbynites and leftists around the world perpetuating this radicalism.
The normalization of Omarism is a long time coming. Omar’s defenders have been praising and participating in the Women’s March, led by Louis Farrakhan acolytes who believe Jewish people bear a special collective responsibility “as exploiters of black and brown people,” since Trump was elected. But it goes even further back.
When leaving the CBC meeting, “members formed a circle around Omar and Marcia Fudge literally stuck her arm out to prevent reporters from asking her questions. Then a few members hugged Omar, including Al Lawson.” It is unsurprising that Omar, who has great trouble answering simple questions, has the CBC running interference for her hatred. At least seven members of the CBC—a group seemingly immune from criticism—have coordinated and worked with Farrakhan, the anti-Semite preacher who believes “satanic” Jews are “termites” who “deserve to die.” Liberals keep telling me Farrakhan is just a conservative boogeyman, and yet his contingent is growing as Omar and allies like Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez join the ranks.
Democrats’ allies in media quickly came to Omar’s rescue, as well. The Washington Post ran three articles after Omar’s initial comments this week. All three defended her. “Want to combat hate? Stop the hazing of Ilhan Omar and start listening” wrote Wajahat Ali and Rabia Chaudry. Not only shouldn’t Jews censure Omar, the authors argued, they should shut up and listen to her wisdom. In the progressive worldview, Jews, who are successful and predominately white, should put up with a little bigotry for the common good.

As Rep James Clyburn (D-SC), who once also shared a stage with Farrakhan, noted, Omar should be given a free pass because she fled Somalia. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” he explained. It’s personal to hate Jews when you fled Somalia? The number of people defending Omar on the risible grounds that Muslims should be immune from criticism isn’t surprising when you realize that identity politics demands strict adherence to the hierarchy of victimhood.
When New York Times reporters Sheryl Gay Stolberg (whose article in the aftermath of Omar’s dual loyalty remarks asked if Jewish people had too much power in Washington) and Glenn Thrush (who may or may not be taking diction from the Democratic National Committee) authored a piece about the resolution fight, they spent a large chunk of their space letting everyone know that President Donald Trump—whose daughter converted to Judaism and who moved the American embassy to Jerusalem and who stopped coddling the world’s most dangerous anti-Jewish terror-state—had also used anti-Semitic tropes.
While it’s not worth again debunking the fact that Trump never said neo-Nazis were “very fine people” or pointing out that most of the Jews at the Republican Jewish Coalition laughed at his jokes, it is worth mentioning that Democrats have embraced the worst kind of “whataboutism.”
NBC’s News’ Chuck Todd, in his “I’m obsessed with” segment, offered a jaw-droppingly misleading lecture accusing both parties of having an anti-Semitism problem by comparing elected officials like Omar and Tlaib — who have been embraced by their party, take part in policy making, and now widely defended on the mainstream left — to a fringe Nazi murderer who shot up a Pittsburgh synagogue, whom not a single Republican supports and has nothing to do with the GOP. The very fact that Todd was forced to shoehorn these comparisons is revealing.
In truth, Pelosi’s first watered-down resolution would have passed with most Republicans voting for it, and a number of Democrats defecting. This would have been embarrassing. So she promised to dilute it, and even that wasn’t enough for Democrats. Now, leadership is poised to pass some pointless resolution condemning all hatred.
Omar, an intellectual lightweight, is certainly a problem for America. But the fact that Democrats apparently believe what she says is fine is an absolute disaster.

David Harsanyi, The Federalist 44 Comments [3/8/2019 11:49:51 AM]
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Quote# 142708

Re: [RageFuel] Whore rides cock carousel and pops out kids by different men so that her children can have a massive orgy


My mum enjoys being with men and there was an endless succession of them throughout my childhood.

Then mum’s boyfriend moved in and my sister was born soon after, so we don’t have the same dad.

I’VE had sex with my sister. I knew it was wrong but it felt really good and now we are having a full-on relationship.


Isn't it wonderful that the concept of "family" is evolving? Look how we have advanced so much that we left behind the age old concept of "nuclear family" and venturing into other possibilities?


Fuck this shit. The only way to maintain some sense of sanity and spiritual healtiness in this degenerate machinery we call the modern world is to seclude yourself from it and join a cult.

Cope if you aren't joining a cult. Join a cult

We need to open Auschwitz


Gladly

Any recommendations?


I'm joining the Nordic Resistance Movement which is often portrayed as a cult with its own rituals and ceremonies. Ideally, you want the group you're joining to incorporate your ideals, if only in some loose sense. The purpose of joining a cult is to 1. Expand your social network 2. Join a community in which you feel like you belong 3. To feel like you belong to a higher purpose

As long as the organization you're joining incorporates these facets and consist of generally likeminded people, I'd say go for it. I can't give any concrete recommendations as it's wholly dependent on where you live

DeformAspergerCel, Incels.is 6 Comments [3/8/2019 11:42:07 AM]
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Quote# 142707

(Submitter's Note: People have, and are being charged for this, by the way.)

In Malaysia, special unit formed to monitor insults against Islam

KUALA LUMPUR, March 7 — The federal government has set up a special unit to monitor insults against Prophet Muhammad and Islam, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mujahid Yusof Rawa announced today.

Mujahid, who is also in charge of religious affairs, said his ministry will not compromise on any acts that insult Prophet Muhammad and Islam, pointing out that the country has laws that should be meted out against those who are found guilty of such.

“The initiative to set up the unit supervised by the Islamic Affairs Department (Jakim) is to monitor any writing or provocation deemed insulting to the Prophet and Islam across all media platforms, including social media.

“I have instructed the unit to accept any complaints about insults directed towards Prophet Muhammad and Islam and to immediately report them to the police and the Communications and Multimedia Commission,” he said in a statement here.

He said all complaints can be forwarded via WhatsApp to 010-3005260 or via email to aduan@islam.gov.my.

“I hope all of us can stand shoulder to shoulder to protect and preserve the harmony of our country. I believe the authorities have done the necessary to address this issue,” he said.

Earlier Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said the police have detained a 28-year-old man for allegedly insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on social media, within 24 hours of detaining a 43-year-old suspect for the same.

Last month, Home Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said that the government will treat seriously any alleged attempts to insult religions and cause disharmony in the country.

Muhyiddin, who described recent alleged attempts to insult Islam as a dangerous trend, noted that it has also triggered outrage among Muslims.

The Malaysian goverment, Malay Mail  7 Comments [3/8/2019 11:36:45 AM]
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Submitted By: Bedhead

Quote# 142706

Sex Without God

At its simplest, we should have sex (or not) like people who know God. Paul says, “This is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God” (1 Thessalonians 4:3–5).

The Gentiles — unbelievers, in the world and not in Christ — are involved in all kinds of sexual nonsense. They lose control of their lusts, dishonor their own and others’ bodies, and dive headlong into sexual immorality. None of that should surprise us too much because they don’t know God. We should expect them to go too far, and too fast — to fool around with the random person at the party, or sleep with their third or fourth person in a month, or move in with their boyfriend.

If God is out of the picture, sex can seem like as good a god as any. It will still fail them forever, but that doesn’t bother them, because they don’t believe in Jesus or sin, heaven or hell. They believe in now, in living it up here on earth as much as possible, and for as long as possible — until repentance is no longer possible.

Like We Know God

In Christ, we know better. We know that sin, death, and hell are as real as the roof over our heads, last month’s cell-phone bill, or the Grand Canyon. They’re not ideas flying around in our philosophy class. They’re realities hanging over every inch of our lives.

We live every moment in the shadow of a real Creator and a real judge, one who knows our every thought and move. We know that we deserve less than nothing because of our sin, that we’ve earned conscious, relentless, inescapable destruction for ourselves, and that “everyone who is sexually immoral or impure . . . has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” (Ephesians 5:3–5). And we know that Christ came to die — the crown of thorns, the whip filled with rocks, the nails in his hands and feet, the terrifying wrath of God — for our sin and to rescue us out of sin.

God made each of us and invented sex — why would we act like we know better than him? God warns us that sexual immorality leads to pain, shame, slavery, and ultimately judgment — why would we risk so much for a little pleasure now? God bought our forgiveness, freedom, and purity with the blood of his own Son — an infinite cost — why would we heap more sin on his shoulders and drive the nails even deeper? God waits with open arms to welcome us into a never-ending adventure of peace and happiness with him — why would we trade it away for a few seconds of satisfaction?

Marshall Segal, Desiring God 9 Comments [3/8/2019 11:36:35 AM]
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Quote# 142701

(In response to: "Does God come first before one's children?")

Yes

Patrick Hennekes, Quora 10 Comments [3/8/2019 11:35:13 AM]
Fundie Index: 5
Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 142698

The fraud of evolution is much like the fraud of Global Warming. We've been hearing about the Global Warming threat for decades now, which is an ungodly attempt by the government to usurp more power over its citizens, and collect more money from everyone. Their proof is always distant things that we cannot test for ourselves. We keep hearing about homeless polar bears at the North Pole, because their glacier home melted away. Right! NOAA has been caught red-handed manipulating historical temperature data, flat out lying to support the fiction of Global Warming. The Holy Bible warns of God's impending judgment against those that love and make a lie. Revelation 22:15, “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” The Federal Reserve Banking System is a lie! Global Warming is a lie! Evolution is a lie! Roman Catholicism is a lie! The Sandy Hook Shooting is a lie! The 9/11 Official Story is a lie! Calvinism is a lie! The English Standard Version (ESV) that Bob Jones University sanctions, sells and promotes is a lie! Fox News is saturated with lies! Nearly everything that the American people have been led to believe nowadays is a lie! The teaching of cavemen is a lie!

Young people are extremely impressionable. This is why the promiscuous music video industry targets young teens. Singer Taylor Swift is an evil spoiled brat, who has amassed a net worth of $320,000,000 in filthy lucre. She is pretty. She is talented. She is smart. Unfortunately, she is ungodly, a whore in attire and a fool for disobeying God's Word. Beauty is truly only skin deep. The scary thing is that millions of young girls (and effeminate males) idolize Taylor. Her raunchy music videos and concerts are repulsive. After I exposed Miss Swift for her part in promoting the Satanic agenda, a mysterious media report went viral that Taylor Swift was a high-priestess in the Church of Satan. I am fully convinced that this was a decoy to push my truth-telling article out of sight! We are living in perilous times, in which the most ungodly people are being idolized as gods. What brute communism couldn't do, the ungodly music industry has done! The only thing that makes Taylor Swift look better is a glance at Miley Cyrus, a disgusting tramp who is a shame to her parents. The manner in which Miley behaves in the public's eye is lower than that of beastly dogs.

Satan is relentlessly attacking our youth today, through the lies of evolution, through the ungodly music industry, through Harry Potter's witchcraft that substitutes for Christian reading; anything to get them away from the truth of God!

David J. Stewart, Jesus is Precious 15 Comments [3/8/2019 11:35:06 AM]
Fundie Index: 6

Quote# 142693

(Based) Fascism is NOT on the right side of the political spectrum

Foids love governments. The bigger the government, the more ways there are for incel money to get funneled to single-mom foids for various purposes. After all, someone has to pay for birth control, abortions, Chad and Tyrone's abandoned babies, etc. and the way foids see it, that someone might as well be incels.

Fascism is a left-wing ideology. Communism is also a left-wing ideology. Both are on the far left-end of the political ideological spectrum. Both make the government really, really fucking huge. Hence, foids adore these ideologies.

As we all know, foids are great liars. This is especially true when it comes to politics. Foids try to disguise their authoritarianism by framing fascism as a right-wing ideology. This allows them to smear real right-wing ideologies such as anarcho-capitalism, classical liberalism and libertarianism by wrongfully claiming that they're "closer on the spectrum to fascism" than socialism is.

This illusory false-dichotomy results in people rejecting all right-wing ideologies in favor of socialism, since "teehee everything to the right of socialism is the road to fascism you Nazis!"

Just remember, the real political spectrum looks like this:


micropenis29, incels.is 23 Comments [3/7/2019 10:14:24 AM]
Fundie Index: 9
Submitted By: Pharaoh Bastethotep

Quote# 142680

justthinking:
I do not understand why you banned me? I simply presented my thoughts, you warned me and I gave you my reasonings and then you banned me. Why? I told you that I was going to not say anything anymore. This is unfair treatment and I am very annoyed that you would do so.

Lady Checkmate:
Hi JustThinking. Previously you were informed that we're a Christian community, but that all are welcome to participate a long as they comply with our community guidelines. You were also asked to read and comply with our community guidelines. However, you returned and insulted Christians and Christianity again (and posted blasphemy):

Justthinking:
It seems that many Christians like to point their finger at Muslims yet they don't point their fingers at themselves? Why is that, do we understand what Muslims really believe? DO we even care? Did you know that they worship the same God as the Jews and Christians do? They believe that Jesus was a great teacher. They are not one and the same as Islamic extremists.


I responded with another request that you read our community guidelines (which if you had as you said you did, then you knew that off topic comments are not allowed and questions and/or concerns should be addressed here on this channel), but you chose to continue off topic on F&R:

Lady Checkmate:
You're incorrect again. We do not worship the same God. I've asked you before to please read and comply with our community guidelines. We're a Christian community. All are welcome as long as they comply with our guidelines. Do not attack Christians nor Christianity here. Consider this a final warning. Thanks.


After my request (you walked through my warning), you responded off topic (stating you'd read the community guidelines) a clear violation.
Thread jacking is not allowed. If you can't participate in a Christian community without insulting Christians, i.e., you can't comply with our community guidelines, then its best that you move on to a channel that is a better fit with you.

justthinking:
I consider myself to be a Christian though and you deem me as not one. I am simply raising a point and I said that the God of Abraham is the same God (Yahweh) that the Muslim people serve. I only said that because I know that the Bible tells me that Ismael was blessed by Abraham and he became the father of the Arab people. Why is that wrong to point at historical fact? I did not walk through your warning, I was simply responding to your threat to ban me. I believe that your actions towards me were a bit extreme especially when I promised to you that I would not say any more. I do not understand your logic, I am a Christian, hun, this is simply not very fair. I am very saddened that you would judge me as an unbeliever and all because I am just trying to ask questions and to encourage conversation.

Lady Checkmate:
"I am a Christian, hun, this is simply not very fair. I am very saddened that you would judge me as an unbeliever and all because I am just trying to ask questions and to encourage conversation."

First, please post the comment where I stated what you believe. If you can't do that after making that statement, you're trolling and making false allegations, which I will not entertain. Its not "fair" that you walk through my requests, our community guidelines and my warnings, but expect a free pass.

Second, I'm not here to debate your beliefs. You're entitled to believe whatever you want. However, (and again), regardless to what you believe (or disbelieve), I must ask that while in our community you comply with our guidelines or please move on. There are other communities where you can blaspheme and attack Christians and be celebrated for it, just not in our communities.

Finally, this is a problem resolution channel, not one to debate your beliefs. Either you can comply with our community guidelines while in our community (regardless of your beliefs) or you can't. I'll be closing this in 15 minutes if I don't receive a response from you in that time. I have other channels to mod and other responsibilities. Please do not open anymore discussions on the same topic as this is settled.

justthinking:
I do not understand your reasonings one bit. I specifically told you that I would not even say anything, yet you still banned me. You want me to post where you stated what I believe? You said, "we're a Christian community" and "do not attack Christians or Christianity here". That insinuated that I was not a part of this Christian community although I was and I am still today. I am not here to debate your beliefs either but we are here to share and discuss issues, even if we don't see eye to eye. Where is the love and compassion that we are all supposed to have in common? You accuse me of being a troll, I am not at all. I did not blaspheme anyone, where do you get that out of what I said? Now I am a blasphemer? You judge me and why? You say that I attack Christians when I do not, instead I am called a liar by others and they get a free pass to speak badly about me without regard to how they are behaving on here.
Please know that I am not blaspheming my faith or attacking Christianity. Again, this is just simply not right at all and I am very disappointed and frustrated with how a sister in the Lord is treating me. I am not the enemy yet you paint me as one. I do not know what else to say. I only ask that you reconsider your decision to ban me, I will not raise any more viewpoints that you might deem as controversial. I had made friends here, please understand that I was simply asking questions.

Lady Checkmate:
Thats not true (you sent three comments after my request that you comply with our community guidelines, not just the one you admit to because you think it makes you look good. Why not post the others that you sent after my request and warning), but since you've lied more than once, we're done. You could not prove that nor produce a comment from me stating your "beliefs," yet you attacked me and played victim while lying. Again, since you refuse to address the fact that the issue is compliance with our community guidelines, and you can't seem to do so, I wish you well in other communities. Enjoy your day.

Lady Checkmate, Disqus - Battleground Discuss 16 Comments [3/7/2019 10:00:44 AM]
Fundie Index: 4
Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 142679

Education is a crutch to avoid Truth.

Tom Kidd, Quora 15 Comments [3/7/2019 10:00:42 AM]
Fundie Index: 17
Submitted By: Denizen

Quote# 142678

Lady Checkmate's headline: "Jesus Christ did Address Homosexuality and Transgenderism in the Holy Bible - Pastor Voddie Baucham"

Jesus Christ did Address Homosexuality and Transgenderism in the Holy Bible.

Pastor Voddie Baucham explains why the claim that Jesus Christ never addressed homosexuality is FALSE. He exposes the lies and myth of the "gay Christian".

https://youtu.be/loSWMYTd9B8

We share the gospel because it (He) is the Truth that sets free from sin. We love you and we want God's will for your life to be accomplished. Please seek Jesus Christ if you are struggling with sexual sin or any sin. There are brothers and sisters in Christ here who will pray with and for you. We seek God's will, not our own.

Don't forget to RECOMMEND. Lets get the Truth out so that Light may shine bright in this dark place and Jesus Christ may be glorified and the captives may be set free in Jesus name. Even if the discussion is closed, please still RECOMMEND.

Lady Checkmate, Disqus - Faith & Religion 6 Comments [3/7/2019 10:00:39 AM]
Fundie Index: 4
Submitted By: Jocasta

Quote# 142677

ItsAmandaWan: I'm not a sinner Tom. Thanks, have a great day!?

Tom Knight: Amanda, I was a bit busy the other night so I couldn't write much, but I appreciate your kind reply. What I share with people I share in love, but I usually receive hate in return. That's OK, I don't take it personally. I'm only the messenger. Anyway, as the Bible says in Psalm 51 that we were all born into sin. So we all have a sin nature. Satan loves to deceive people and put a different color wrapping on sin, and it works especially well when society applauds any kind of sin. We have to ask for God's help out of sin every day. And repent when we do sin. I never realized the urgency of accepting Christ as Lord and Savior until I looked people in the eyes who had NDE's. You can tell that what they experienced in Hell was not a bad dream or a hallucination, it forever changed their lives. For someone to say that what they experienced there they wouldn't wish on their worst enemy, or even Hitler. It must have been traumatic. So I share this truth with precious people. What they do with it is their decision. Even most churches today don't talk about sin because people don't want to hear about it. And less money will come in if they do tell people about their sin. But the only way to escape the fires of Hell is to repent and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. I pray you can do that.
Anyway, darling, I have to go now. My sexy Asian wife is out in SF, she's a highly-payed Medical Professional and I'm here in Pensacola Beach Florida (with the sugary white sand beaches) getting some beach properties. So I'll see her soon. But she's amazing, she honored her father's request to not get involved with any men until after Med School. So at 27 she was still a virgin, so I won the bank! As an Ex Playboy Military Pilot/ Airline Pilot I did well my dear! But God honored me when I made my decision for Christ as Lord and Savior. We waited and honored the No Wed/ No Bed plan of God. So our first time was honeymoon night. But she's is a Lady of dignity and self-respect and not a dog in heat looking to scratch an itch or satisfy an "urge!" And my gosh did it pay off! Big time! Anyway love, please consider accepting Christ as Lord and Savior of your life! He is the only way to escape the fires of Hell. I see the emptiness in your eyes. God knows you are truly searching. Please don't live in the gutter of Satan having any sex before marriage. And the bisexual mess will definitely lead you to the fires of Hell, so get that out of your life quick and wait for God's man for life so you don't spend an eternity in regret.
You don't have to write back my love, only think of what I've said to you because it's said in love to you, and not hate or judgment.
Anyway, have a good night my sweetheart and live a Godly life!
Tommy boy!?

Tom Knight, Youtube 5 Comments [3/7/2019 10:00:36 AM]
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Completely Missing The Point Award

Quote# 142675

[Hypocrisy] Shrek's human form is a Chad.

Shrek is a movie about 'loving who you are' etc, and that looks don't matter. Jfl.

Buttt Shrek's human form is a Chad... The hypocrisy of this...



Jawline mogs everyone in this entire website.

narcissist, incels.is 16 Comments [3/6/2019 12:53:47 AM]
Fundie Index: 9
Submitted By: Pharaoh Bastethotep

Quote# 142672

One of the principal goals of the pro-life movement is the end of abortion, and most within the movement recognize the necessity and desirability of strategies that seek to outlaw abortion alongside those that seek to reduce the demand for it.

Many remain ambivalent, however, about the use of contraceptives, even going so far as to accept or support policies that use contraceptives as a means of reducing the number of abortions.

This is misguided. Contraceptives are the cause of abortion. In fact, if we did not have contraceptives in this country, we would not have anywhere near the abortion rate we do now. I know this is counter-intuitive, but it is only so because Planned Parenthood and other population control entities have been successful in spreading misinformation for so long.

The Birth Control Movie Project, The Birth Control Movie 22 Comments [3/6/2019 12:53:11 AM]
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Submitted By: TheReasonator
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