Category Archives: Political Correctness

Media Bias and Christians: Lacking Shared Experiences

By: Jack Reacher         Dateline: The Swamp 28 September 2019    0757 Hours

Years ago, my boss and I worked on a large project in which a major political news organization was an active partner.  During this collaboration, the stakeholders at this political news organization repeatedly suggested holding conference calls at 10am or 11am on Sundays.  Each time they were surprised when both my boss and I informed them that this time did not work for us because we would be at church services. It certainly seemed to me that no one in their organization had even considered this might be an issue for scheduling.  

This illustrates a larger point about political news coverage.  Nearly everyone is familiar with the fact that most political reporters hold moderate to liberal views.  Jay Carney went directly from being the Washington bureau chief of Time magazine to serving as the director of communications for then Vice President-elect Joe Biden.  The less discussed blind spot for political journalists is that there are far too few prominent political journalists who are also active and practicing Chrisitans.  This leads to coverage that is contemptuous and misleading regarding disputes involving people of faith.  

Karen Pence, the Second Lady, teaches at a Christian school in Northern Virginia.  One way to cover this story would be to applaud her for using her gifts and talents to educate others and get first hand experience at a private Christian school, a type of school that often does not get enough attention in debates about federal educational policy.  Instead, this story was covered in many outlets as her embracing anti-LGBTQ sentiments because the school asks parents and employees to follow moral guidelines based on Christian principles, including a prohibition on homosexual acts.  

Just last week, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited several schools as part of her efforts to observe different approaches to providing elementary education.  The Trump administration has been remarkably open to considering all approaches to education. One could report this effort by Secretary DeVos as a thoughtful way for her to gather diverse perspectives in her role as the chief policy advisor on education to the President.  Much of the press coverage about this tour centered on her visit to a Catholic School in Pennsylvania. According to the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, there are over 79,000 students in diocesean elementary schools in the state. This is a sizable group whose experiences are also often overlooked when formulating federal education policies. 

Rather than applaud her efforts to hear from this often forgotten sector of the educational world, the press coverage centered on the anti-transgender policies of this school.  However, this school merely follows the teaching of the Catholic Church and has a dioscesean policy that states,

“where there is a clear biological determination of a person’s sex and subsequent efforts to chemically and/or surgically alter the given biology. This is understood in Catholic moral terms as self-mutilation and therefore immoral. To attempt to make accommodations for such persons would be to cooperate in the immoral action and impose an unacceptable burden on others in the school community.”

One would find a similar policy at almost every Catholic school in the world.  

In the insular, liberal leaning, and secular world of the DC mainstream media, a school placing Christian values at its core instead of the whims of individuals is unthinkable and must indicate that the leadership of the school is biased and prejudiced against minority groups.  The viewpoint that religion often challenges us to subjugate our desires in service of a divine calling has no representation in this corner of the media landscape. 

People poke fun at Christians who assert that they are a persecuted group, but there is no other way to describe a group that a major segment of the media does not understand and holds in contempt. 

 

      

 

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The Democrat Doomsday Machine

by Blackjack Pershing                             20 January 2019

“Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.”
― J. Robert Oppenheimer

“It happened that a fire broke out backstage in a theater. The clown came out to inform the public. They thought it was a jest and applauded. He repeated his warning. They shouted even louder. So I think the world will come to an end amid the general applause from all the wits who believe that it is a joke.”
― Kierkegaard

“We need to be fit and ready for anything that might come our way.”
― Aaron B. Powell, Doomsday Diaries

What if an evil entity wanted to end human civilization? How would it happen? Dozens of movies and television shows have riffed on this topic, delivering all sorts of scenarios from floods, to ice ages, to alien invasions. But really – what if a technological or spectacular end was not feasible? How would it be done?

We have an answer right in front of us. It could and would be done by manipulation of the population into self destructive habits, beliefs and rituals.

Welcome to the Democrat Doomsday Machine circa 2019.

To date about 30% of the populace seems completely bought into the Doomsday Machine. Let’s have a look at how it operates.

Erase the population:

The United States has one of the most permissive abortion laws on the planet, allowing the destruction of babies through the entire term in many places. Democrats have made it their mission to spread this malignant practice. Making it ’safe and rare’ as Bill Clinton once claimed is out the window, as his wife made clear in the 2016 election. Begun as race elimination through Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, abortion is now an industry, dependent on grisly parts sales for profits. By teaching parts of society to not reproduce and to abort the inconvenient, the DoomsDayDems have the most critical part of their plan in place. Teach the ignorant to hate life.

Wreck Cities, especially inner cities:

Decades of Democrat leadership has destroyed vast neighborhoods in venerable US cities such as Philadelphia, Baltimore, Cleveland, New Orleans, Memphis, Detroit, Chicago, St Louis, Oakland, Los Angeles, and many more. The creation of dependency ghettos in the 1960’s by the Democrats was done to ensure a cycle of poverty and dependency and most importantly – votes – to keep Democrats in power. This strategy has been devilishly effective and has taught generations that they are victims that need to be provided for by the federal bureaucracy. Worth noting is the level of crime, drugs, and guns – things the DoomsDay crowd claim to hate – are highest in Democrat controlled areas. We must go past assuming incompetence and assume its on purpose.

Wreck public education:

Working in tandem with groups like the NEA (teacher’s union) and many other leftist organizations, Democrats have ensured that public education in the US has declined in most metrics on an international scale for decades. Leftist indoctrination and revisionist history are the urgent topics while preparation for the real world, college, STEM skills, etc, are secondary at best, non-existent at worst. Elitist Dems choose private schools and make sure the public system produces vast ignorance. Even richer suburban schools have dropped civics and accurate history courses in favor of leftist skewed garbage. Leftist teachers spew their ideology at students eager to please for grade point average purposes. What we have here is perhaps the most subversive Democrat Doomsday initiative which is in full bloom. (And – they criticize all other options)

Wreck higher education:

Again, active for decades, institutions of higher learning have become the Fascist regional bases for the Democrat DoomsDay apparatus. While preaching diversity they eliminate diversity of thought. They take in vast sums of money, spend it poorly, and rely on government loans to those who least afford them to exist. In the worst scenarios leary parents pay for the tuition of their children at leftist institutions only to have them graduate with warped world views and degrees of questionable value. Higher Ed has become a museum of wax figures with views based in demonstrably wrong theories, like socialism. However, ignorance of the ‘educated’ is key to their strategy; they have successfully created a willingly ignorant educated class.

Wreck gender:

We’ve seen in the last 10 years concepts that have stood the test of centuries put on their heads by the Democrat Doomsday thugs. What better way to disrupt human reproduction than to get them fighting about what it means to be male and female. The worst victims here are those with mental confusion that are easily manipulated. They are not the issue. The real issue is taking a condition that affects a severe minority of the population and giving it the attention of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s. Its fake and agenda driven. Its ultimate aim is to destroy the family.

Wreck masculinity:

Related to the last point and more recent but the next move in the play book is to attack and shame traditional gender roles. Attacking so called toxic masculinity is code for eliminating father figures plain and simple. If strong fathers do not exist, the family is wrecked and males become dysfunctional and self destructive. The DoomsDay Democrats need strong males to be eliminated to achieve their goals.

Wreck femininity:

Underway for decades now – this was a very early initiative in the DoomsDay strategy. If women can be taught to hate men, to assume the worst about themselves, to assume the mantle of victimhood, then they will seal themselves off from men, thereby interrupting the ability of humans to procreate. Wrecking femininity has to happen for the Doomsday strategy to work. The recent emergence of very shrill hateful language from leftist female Democrats is evidence that decades of emersion in twisted feminist ideology is working for their goals.

Wreck free speech:

Shrill and venomous voices scream night and day about what can and cannot be said – all emanating from the left. Tipper Gore’s famous crusade against crude rap lyrics now seems quaint. Anything can be said by the Stalinist left. Nothing but polite acceptance is tolerated. This is how the DoomsDay Democrats get their way. They silence cowards like Romney and all the Bushes. They Bork. They lie in extremes and then move on. Classic form of bullying.

Jump start socialism; exploit the poor:

Who alive today that was an adult at the end of the cold war would have thought that in our life time we would see very robust acceptance of socialist thought in the United States? Yet – there it is in full bloom with Bernie, Alexandria, and a host of other accepting Democrats. Surely – to accomplish the DoomsDay strategy – the self destruction of socialism has to play a role. Its done quite well in Cuba and Venezuela – the last hold outs – while ‘communist’ China has really become a fascist capitalist economic state. The Democrats hope we do not notice that and continue to merchandize envy in order to bring down the United States. DoomsDay comes when everyone blames the other for their wants and needs. It starts with the poor. It has started.

Create a DoomsDay Threat:

Armageddon is real for the Democrat DoomsDay cult: its called Climate Change. In an odd revisit of the inquisition we now have the term ‘denyers’ being merchandized by the cult. While this one gets massive amounts of attention, it really is just a back drop for all of the things mentioned above. Its dogma in the Domesday cult. It may not even be that important to them – but its a convenient stick with which to beat the opposition.

Christianity bad; Islam good:

This one might be the hardest to understand, as it flies in the face of many of the Stalinist Doomsday Left’s longstanding alleged causes: women’s rights, gay rights, freedom from censorship and on and on. The fact that the DoomsDay Dems embrace the hijab, embrace vast immigration (much of it illegal) from countries that are intent on exporting radical Islam, is evidence of a more sinister intent. Importing vast numbers of those at odds with basic American culture and our constitution is meant simply to cause anarchy. Look at the above list and then throw in millions of those that hate our freedom. Its almost like in an afterthought, the DoomsDay crew said – ‘yeah – throw that in there too’. It makes little sense other than to continue the wrecking of – well – everything.

There is the case for the Democrat DoomsDay Machine. As you back away and look at all of this what you may see is a very sick unvirtuous circle of destruction. Our point here is that we need to stop assuming this is a coincidence; this is a plan that has been thought out with several obvious aims: reduce the United States to a former power; reduce the population of the United States; confiscate the possessions and wealth of the population; cause chaos.

If you accept these observations, share this article and ask others, perhaps political leaders, what they intend to do about it.

“It seems people don’t want to be awake these days. Apocalypses are easier slept through than experienced”
― Charles Stross

 

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“Words Don’t Hurt. Bullets Hurt.”

by James Hasson, former Army Captain

New Army Transgender policy, combat multiplier or introducing new risk to the formation, readiness and morale?

Insightful article written by a veteran examining  Army policy that appears to be more concerned with placing the needs of a few over good order and the dignity of the majority in the formation.   

 

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Pigs at the Trough

Dateline September 10th, 2016

“Regiment, Attention!” I have a message for you from Blackjack Pershing. Now pay attention. “Parade rest!”

The following cable was received from Blackjack earlier today. Message reads:

“I am coming at the Colin Kaepernick (CK) National Anthem debate from a different perspective. Many years ago an old school business executive I knew had a way of describing clueless entitled executives: Pigs at the Trough. While in most organizations it takes years for these creatures to evolve and emerge, it seems the NFL has developed a fool proof way of producing them quickly.

Over the last several years we’ve watched the classic Pigs at the Trough (PATT) model unfold, while Stan Kroenke and the NFL owners made fools of several cities like St Louis, competing to keep a failing franchise team in their town. In classic PATT mode, the owners met in secret and decided that self interest was once again in their best interest.

Now we have CK and others deciding to use their fame and national TV audience to make a statement and it fits the same pattern. By now you know the facts so they will not be repeated here. Other more logical options for CK to follow his conscience were obvious.

Go ahead and google ‘Colin Kaepernick house and cars’. See what comes up. We have a young individual that enjoys a privileged life style only available in the United States. Look at CK’s life narrative and try to imagine it happening anywhere else. Much more difficult. His story makes his ‘protest’ absurd by any logical standard.

Analysis: CK has everything but wants more. CK is over indulged. CK is enabled by sycophants playing to his biases. CK knows his career is likely in question due to failing performance. CK misses the attention he had when he was winning. CK needs more than the money, he needs attention and constant fame. CK wants to be important. CK has convinced himself he has a message that the rest of us need to hear. CK’s enablers have never given him a reality check. CK hasn’t checked his biases against statistics. CK is a Pig at the Trough, who has been given much but it will never be enough. Money, recognition and fame were not enough for this PATT. He has to have more. It’s more than ego. Its greed that goes way past money, although he may be setting himself up for speaking fees once his failing career finally comes to an that will sound like squeaking flatulence.

His enablers include the national sports media. The most recent and robust example might be the WSJ article by @jasongay that was a long and complicated 16 point justification for an illogical protest. Really? All that tortured rationalization for a PATT that was unable to string together several articulate sentences to talk through his actions after his first ‘protest’? There was a time when defending the un-defendable was left to government prosecutors.

His enablers also include a paralyzed culture of ethics at the NFL. From the top executive down to the coaches, the majority have not made any clear and pointed statements criticizing this behavior. See a recent summary here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/08/29/what-nfl-coaches-are-saying-about-the-colin-kaepernick-controversy/

Once again: Pigs at the Trough. And maybe these PATTS, the top executives, owners and coaches are the worst PATTS of all. The CK’s of the world are many; chowderheads that think their new found wealth also makes them a guru; NFL leaders should know better; they get paid to develop these kids into more than just players: responsible role models, if not just decent citizens. They don’t speak up due to the politically correct and corrupt culture of the NLF. They lack character and play it safe for the sake of their high incomes and notoriety. PATT’s of the first order.

While I am generalizing I will will admit there have to be good and decent players and leaders across the NFL. The question for fans is really how much can you put up with and for how long. While I have never been a huge football fan, I did pay attention to several teams and the post season. My interest is about zero right now. For those more passionate – what will you do as your country is denigrates? Just hope it gets better? Sadly, Pigs at the Trough are never satisfied. They just want more.

My advice: turn off the NFL. Get off the couch. Go outside. Let others know your disgust with this growing group of BIG FAT PATT’s.” End of Cable …

Regiment, Blackjack has spoken. He has been heard. Heed his words.”

“Regiment, Attention! Sergeants Major, take charge of the Regiment.”

CSM, “Yes Sir!”

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