Saturday, January 17, 2015

I'm Sorry!

I am sorry about the Holocaust. I am sorry about the Whore of Babylon. I am sorry the W of B laid the groundwork for the Holocaust. 

I am really sorry I don't believe the W of B laid the foundation for the Holocaust. I am really sorry I don't believe the Official Holocaust Account, whatever its present-day permutation, because whether the Holocaust happened as it is alleged to have happened is really beside the point. The point being the W of B specifically--and the Euro-Christian tribes generally--are the root of all evil in the world.

I am really, really sorry for slavery. I am really, really sorry for pointing out that all races practiced the peculiar institution, even as only one gets blamed, and that the only reason the one gets blamed is to advance a political agenda. Who cares if the Eternally Persecuted Race enslaved its own?! Who cares if it went so far as to hand its own over to the Eternally Accursed Race?! Finally, it matters not a whit the Eternally Persecuted Race fared better under enslavement to the Eternally Accursed Race than under its own! How could I have even voiced such a thing?! O the humanity!

Finally, I am really, really, really sorry for defending my family, my people, my gene pool, my faith and my civilization from those who would defame it. Same goes for rooting for my favorite college and sports teams. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! My maniacal hatred knows no bounds! I am really, really, really sorry.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

AWAD: [Conspiracy] Theory

You often hear the word "theory" connected to a conspiratorial explanation for a newsworthy event. Such theory barely rises to the level of hypothesis, typically, which is where the "speculation" sense of the word comes into play. Not that such quibbles matter to conspiracy theorists. 

They fancy themselves power-elite analysts. Cockamamie mainstream explanations for, inter alia, the assassination of President Kennedy or the September 11, 2001 collapse of World Trade Center 7 cannot help but meet with skepticism. This in turn spurs the positing of alternative interpretations. 

Conspiracy theorists will stop theorizing when the Party Line starts exhibiting some tie to reality. It's as simple as that. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Xenophobia and Human Nature

This is from AWAD, "gentlemen's agreement," the week's best as of 12/21/2014.

Dear Mr. Stine:

The incidents you relate are unfortunate. In fairness, though, it is only human nature to be kind to our own kind, however defined. Xenophobia characterizes us as a species. You can see it in a baby's separation anxiety. How does the little one react when mom hands him over even to a friendly stranger?

Surely, the standoffishness and self-segregation you describe is not peculiar to white Protestant America. (Full disclosure: I am not a WASP.) I dare say it's fairly universal. Yet somehow, when it comes to welcoming outsiders, it is only the Christian West's failures that receive any publicity. Indeed, in many cases those failures are taken out of context and blown out of proportion. You'd almost think Western political, entertainment and media elites harbor a particular anti-Christian, anti-Western animus.

You may be interested to read the articles linked below. Insofar as victimhood confers status, I look forward to the day when brave Western journalists and Hollywood directors start publicizing accounts like these. (Full disclosure: I am a Christian and a Westerner.) 

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/christians-in-jerusalem-want-jews-to-stop-spitting-on-them-1.137099

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/1.542771

Shalom!

Tony Pivetta
Royal Oak, Michigan

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From: Steven Stine (scstine1672 gmail.com)

Subject: Re: A.Word.A.Day--gentleman’s agreement

Your article neglected to mention the sinister undertone to this seemingly benign expression. Not so many years ago, there was a gentleman’s agreement among the power elite to limit or even exclude access to the best colleges and jobs to women, people of color, Eastern & Southern Europeans, and non-Protestants. (I’ve probably left some out.)

In 1947, the year I was born, Gregory Peck starred in a movie titled A Gentleman’s Agreement about a journalist who had returned from World War II in Europe where he had been horrified by the Nazi atrocities against the Jews. Disclaimer: I am Jewish.

Peck’s character decided to pretend to be Jewish. His name was the conveniently ambiguous Green. He was deeply disturbed to discover that the same attitudes he had fought against in Europe were running rampant at home in America. It was a brave movie to produce at that time.

On a personal note (only one generation removed), when my father returned from his own World War II service in Europe, he and my mother went on an extended, long-overdue honeymoon by automobile. Much to their chagrin, but not surprise, many hotels politely but firmly turned them away, and refused to provide them shelter. The desk clerk would say something like, “I’m sorry, sir, but this hotel is restricted. There is a nice place down the road for your kind.”

If I have gone on too long, I apologize. However, seeing this figure of speech in “print” touched a nerve that ran far deeper than I could have anticipated.

Steven Stine, Highland Park, Illinois

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Western Secular Imperialism vs. Islam vs. Christianity

I do agree Muslims were persecuting Christians long before the era of Western imperialism and U.S. support for Israel. 

I don't agree Muslims don't harbor legitimate grievances against the (secular) West for its imperialism and support for Israel.  

I do agree the (aggressively secular) mainstream media refuse to regard Christians as anything other than persecutors, in the Middle East or anywhere else, notwithstanding the historical record. 

I don't agree (secular) Western imperialism and support for Israel have nothing to do with Muslim grievances against the West. 

I do agree some Muslims have conflated (secular) Western imperialism with Christian religious fervor.

I don't agree the mainstream media have exaggerated the role Western imperialism and support for Israel have played in inciting Muslim grievances. (In fact, the mainstream media have downplayed the intervention-blowback connection.) 

One Percentage Point Increase, Not One Percent!

Don't let the politicians and mainstream media fool you, fellow Michiganders. If the sales tax goes from 6 percent to 7 percent, that's a one *percentage point* increase, not a one percent increase.
A one percent increase means the sales tax goes from 6 percent to 6.01 percent. In other words, if you make $10,000 in taxable purchases, your tax bill increases by a paltry six dollars, from $600 to $606. Whereas under the proposed 7 percent sales tax, your tax bill increases to $700. That's almost a *17 percent* increase, folks.
Don't let the bastards do it. If the State of Michigan is rich enough to drop $170 million in welfare for Mike Ilitch, even as it pays cops to harass pot smokers, prostitutes, and 19-year-old beer drinkers, it's rich enough to fix the roads.
While we're at it, maybe we can get the feds to stop bombing roads and bridges in the Middle East only to turn around and build them back up. Haven't you had your fill of this racket yet?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Cobb & Kaline

Today is Detroit Tigers great and Hall of Famer Al Kaline's 80th birthday. Kaline is the youngest player to win the batting title, with a .340 average in 1955. He didn't turn 21 until December 19th of that year.
Tigers great and Hall of Famer Ty Cobb likewise won the batting title as a 20-year-old, hitting .350 in 1907. Cobb was born December 18, 1886.
So Kaline has the record by one day. 'Twere good I let you know.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Noble Lie, Elevated Extortion

Ronald Reagan wisely taxed me to fatten the Pentagon, with an eye to forcing the Soviets to match his increases, thereby collapsing their economy. That's how "we" won the Cold War.
George W. Bush and Barack Obama have wisely taxed me to fatten the Pentagon, with an eye to forcing al-Qaeda and ISIS to match their increases, thereby collapsing the terror networks. That's how "we" will win the War on Terrorism.
Did I get that right?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Dangerous Neutralist Sentiment

"Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." 
          ~Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928) 

In other words, those who wish to take a stand against oppressors and tormentors must dedicate themselves to non-neutrality. Fair enough, but whose version?  Some of the world's most accomplished mass murderers--Tamerlane, Stalin, Pol Pot--presumed to speak for the downtrodden. Happily, we have the enlightened Mr. Wiesel to let us know: the Anglo-American-Israeli Empire embodies the noblest aspirations of the human race. It alone practices the One True Homicidal Humanitarianism. What can go wrong?