Europe falls. Nietzschean Obama. The right to safety. Hunter’s wake-up call. The wise LeBron James. Plus more.
A PRESIDENTIAL MUST-READ
Re: Geoffrey Norman’s Ninety-Two Years and Counting:
Outstanding article! You transposed into a few meaningful
paragraphs what I have been trying to say for months.
— Dean P. Doucette
Hickory, North Carolina
Thank you, Mr. Norman!
Some weeks ago, I suggested that two prerequisites for being President of the U.S. were to have read the Constitution all the way through at least once, and to have read some history.
I’d feel something running down my leg like Chris Matthews did if President Obama would read JUST THIS ONE ARTICLE!
How do we get it to him?
How do we get him to read it?
— A. C. Santore
PROGRESS TOWARD WHAT?
Re: George Neumayr’s Obama’s Unholy War Against Christianity, Not Islam:
I think Mr. Neumayr makes an extremely salient point. Liberals, who are post-modern, “progressive,” seem to attack Christianity for the very reason that it has not only accommodated Reason, but provides a foundation for Reason. Christianity posits humans as off-spring of Deity, thus imbued with some characteristics of Deity, including the capacity for Reason, and the potential to grow in the direction of Deity, in wisdom, in knowledge, in goodness, in freedom. The current Pope has repeatedly extolled the value of Reason, grounded in Faith. The capacity for Reason separates humans from the rest of the animal kingdom. The position of mankind in the cosmos is of import in Christianity, indeed, the “reason” for the existence of the Cosmos — there is purpose to human life. In Islam, mankind is reduced to the status of “slaves to Allah,” completely subject to the entirely incomprehensible Will of Allah. There is no purpose but to please Allah. Above all, Liberals appear to be vehemently opposed to Reason. It grants humankind too great a status in the Cosmos. The Islamic Deity, whose status as the overseers of mankind Liberals seek to supplant, is not to be questioned, is not to be understood, but only to be obeyed, on pain of damnation. Reason has no part in this. This is the conjunction of Islam and post-modern Liberalism. Man is to be seen as an irrational beast, of no greater standing than other primates or other forms of life on the planet, except that the human animal is far more dangerous to the planet, capable of destroying it, and hence must be curtailed, suppressed, enslaved by government, made to drive the right kind of vehicles, to pay enough for fuel, to abandon fossil fuels, literally to be returned to a “state of nature” equated more or less with the Pleistocene, when, supposedly, small bands of humans hunted and gathered and posed no threat whatsoever to the planet.
Abortion on demand advances this goal of restricting the human species, this irrational but potent animal, and preventing the destruction of the planet. Liberals are hostile to humanity, misanthropic to the extreme. Hence, the absolute approach to abortion noted elsewhere.
A rational animal is of consequence. An irrational beast is not. A rational animal desires freedom, concocts concepts like “Natural Rights” and demands limits on government power in order to preserve individual liberty. A rational animal is a threat to unfettered government power, to totalitarianism. This is unacceptable to Liberals.
From Darwin to Freud to Nietzsche, mankind has been shown, in the “scientific” perspective, to be an irrational beast, unfortunately endowed with slightly too many destructive capabilities, to be trusted with the planet. There is no moral imperative. There is no good nor evil. There is only Power, and those who wield it should be unfettered in their attempts to control, suppress, and govern the human animal, for the good of that animal and the planet.
The goal of the Liberal is the subjugation of the human race to
the will of its keeper, the governing elite. The goal of the
Jihadist is the subjugation of the human race to the Will of
Allah, as defined by them. The goal is the same. The freedom
which the Christian God provides, His Truth that makes mankind
free, is the ultimate threat to the Liberal or the Jihadist. God
help us if they prevail.
— Kent Lyon
College Station, Texas
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?