Why now, in 2017, is suddenly religious intolerance a big social issue, a cause celeb?
This is the principle behind the anti-Islamophobia (so-called) outcry in the West, in Canada and the U.S. is it not?
Where was this righteousness in the mainstream a few years ago when it was trendy to slam Chritianity on a daily basis in pop culture, and actually still is?
Is eliminating religious intolerance really the motive here? Or is this just a means to an end?
Will Christians who grew up in the west listening to abuse, derision and daily hatred, as well as watch sacrilege enshrined as art in pop culture realize that they are being had by another agenda?
When will the self-loathing of the Europeans and their descendents everywhere ever be satiated?
Will generation Z finally be the group that says enough is enough?
If you are a pro hockey fan, I don’t know if you remember the time when the NHL was challenged by the existence of a new League called the World Hockey Association. There are some remnants of that era even today, the Winnipeg Jets, and Edmonton Oilers come to mind.
I don’t remember all the details, because I was young at the time but in general the players in the NHL did not like how they were being treated and paid and when the WHA offered better some of them left, including arguably the NHL’s biggest star, Bobby Hull. The WHA did not last long, ’72 to ’79 but long enough to cause some of the changes necessary in the NHL.
I bring this up because it seems perhaps one of the best analogies to the Trump phenomenon. The analogy is not perfect, of course, but it helps the mind to understanding the principle.
It is my belief and the belief of many that over the recent past going back as far as the 19th century at least, if not further, that the politics that we see, left and right, whig and tory, republican and democrat, conservative and liberal, etc. are really teams playing within the same league. The competition is fierce and the partisans are vocal and it is great sport. The political media are just like the sports media, all with their own special teams and special players, but in the end it is all the same sports bar mindset, talking about the same league.
Enter Trump. He was voted to be captain of one of the teams on the basis that he was going to change the league, challenge the league owners and board of directors. His agenda is way bigger than just winning a championship or a cup. He wants to change the league itself.
Imperfect analogy, yes, but it gets to the point that is driving Trump and his supporters. He wants a home-grown league owned and operated once more by the people, not foreign owned, and defacto part of a world association that can dictate the rules of play within America, as well as its prosperity.
Like the idea or not, that is what is being played out. Will he be successful? That is hard to determine at this point. The opposition is fierce and has many useful idiots at its disposal, most who don’t have any clue what the real stakes are and who they are actually playing for.
It’s a bit long, about 3 hrs and despite being held as a Senate Democrat hearing it is remarkably balanced. I believe Trump has his own sources that tell him there is an internal battle in the CIA and other intelligence agencies and that there is a faction that is anti-Trump and particularly anti-Putin and come from the same neo-con war mongering line of thinking that characterized the Cheney group under G.W. Bush.
The problem highlighted in this hearing has not been rectified, although they are serving a different master with the same globalist agenda.
Some fun with Nigel… He’s got a great sense of humour. He can take it. As for me, hey, its been awhile since I felt a little bit proud of my English heritage.
You know, after listening to her story, I do understand why she is doing it. She says it. She is trying to expunge a great shame on what she feels is her heritage. It seems to me she is unable to distinguish between German heritage and culture and that horrible time created by the inner Nazi circle and those in the military and political elite who were complicit. So, ultimately, she denies the facts, facts which have been verified over and over.
She speaks of a big lie but she hasn’t rationally thought through from the facts that she will accept to the rationale behind the so-called “lie.” It makes no sense to anyone not directly involved in the events, and who can be objective about history after the fact. Why such a lie? History reports that the Aliies and the people at home in Canada and America could scarcely believe what they were being told. There had been rumours of some atrocities but it was the evidence of those who actually were there, boots on the ground, ordinary soldiers sickened and horrified by what they found.
Her Mother Was Right
EXODUS CHAPTER 5 (Excerpts)
 The same day Pharaoh commanded the taskmasters of the people and their foremen,
 “You shall no longer give the people straw to make bricks, as heretofore; let them go and gather straw for themselves.
 But the number of bricks which they made heretofore you shall lay upon them, you shall by no means lessen it;
 So the taskmasters and the foremen of the people went out and said to the people, “Thus says Pharaoh, `I will not give you straw.
 Go yourselves, get your straw wherever you can find it; but your work will not be lessened in the least.'”
 So the people were scattered abroad throughout all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw.
 The taskmasters were urgent, saying, “Complete your work, your daily task, as when there was straw.”