Conservatives should encourage, if not demand, Saudi Arabia to end the images of extreme Wahhabism in its religious textbooks, and in the preaching in the country, since the Wahhabist strain of Islam has fostered violence and murder of nonbelievers, and is the basis of the self-proclaimed caliphate of ISIL.
But when it comes to domestic violence, there is hardly a situation more dangerous for women or children than when mom and dad (or step-dad or boyfriend) are merely “shacking up.” As was noted years ago, and as Forbes Magazine just recently alluded to, it is far more dangerous for a child to be reared in a home without his or her married biological parents than otherwise. It really is true: Life is not one damn thing after another, it is the same damn thing over and over.
There is, however, hope. A spoken-word film on YouTube titled “Look Up” has garnered millions of views. In it, filmmaker Gary Turk highlights the irony of today’s smartphone-connected, Facebook-facilitated “friendships,” wherein one can have hundreds of “friends,” yet live isolated and alone. Just the words, “look up,” carry a powerful message to which all smartphone users can relate.
We MUST look up. We must stop ignoring the world, our children, our friends and reality itself in favor of the power of states to prevent taxpayer dollars from flowing to affiliates of abortion clinics — assuming that a majority of the Supreme Court are actually faithful to their oaths. And that oath suggests pretty strongly that empathy should be put aside as much as possible. Justices “solemnly swear (or affirm)” that “I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich…”
We will not address political claims to the city, but only religious claims to the Mount. Consider also that before 1967, many end-time biblical prophecies, such as Zechariah 12 and 14, could not come to pass, since there was not a Jewish-controlled Jerusalem. Since 1967, those prophecies can come to pass, including the turning of the nations of Old Europe is the triumph of tribalism over transnationalism. The heart has reasons that the mind knows not, said Pascal. And the wild heart is winning.
I’m really wanting to understand what liberal elitists mean by an “extremist,” which a major dictionary defines as “a person who holds extreme or fanatical political or religious views, especially one who resorts to or advocates extreme action.” Haven’t they read Sun Tzu’s “The Art of Mitigation”? Is it only a Constitution and Bill of Rights — over the meaning of which we fight like cats and dogs.
The rule that decisions should be made in the best interest of a child came to us from English law and clearly meant that the biological parents of a child were authorized to make decisions in the best interest of their own children. Nobody ever made any convincing scientific argument against that policy. Even secular science is demonstrating that fact. But now “best interest” is decided by judges.
Then no less a star than Emma Watson recently hopped on the misogyny-patriarchy-rape-train. A typical modus operandi for liberal women is to make ridiculous accusations, then object when these accusations are decried. The gorgeous “Harry Potter” star, in the grand tradition of liberal women taking themselves far too seriously, delivered a grave speech to the United Nations. She exhorted nations and religions to reject violent extremists (there’s that word again) among their populations.
Behold the clarity of thought that comes with jettisoning moralistic language! Never mind that the most dangerous place to be is a self-declared gun-free zone. Never mind that mass shootings don’t happen at gun shops or in communities that welcome upright citizens carrying firearms.
With the last example in mind, I direct you to a recent New York Times story headlined, “Years of Rape and ‘Utter Contempt’ in Britain: Life in an English Town Where Abuse of Young Girls Flourished.” If you read the entire story, you will be struck by one glaring omission – the common denominator of the perpetrators of these ugly, violent crimes. Not once in the story are they all identified as Muslims, which they are.
That is what I call real Islamophobia. I think fear of Islam is what prevents the identification of the perpetrators in a way that is relevant to their voters. What does this say about the president’s strategy for the health and well-being of his own country, the United States of America?
We MUST look up.