Monday, July 29, 2013

The Dangerous Cultural Divide: Race vs, Rule-of-Law

Trayvon’s mom: Stand Your Ground helped Zimmerman get away with murder

The mother of Trayvon Martin said Monday that she believed Florida’s Stand Your Ground law played a role in her son’s shooting death, but she wasn’t ready to support a boycott of the state for not changing the self-defense law.

“The thing about this law is I just think it assisted the person who killed my son to get away with murder.”

Commentary by walford

I think many [including Trayvon’s Mother] who think that Zimmerman should have been convicted believe that it is perfectly reasonable to attack someone merely because they are watching -- and even following -- you go through a neighborhood [with a history of burglaries] as you are casing houses while wearing a garment that obscures your face. To run away or call the police would likely be considered a sign of weakness in Trayvon’s milieu.

Let us consider that such people consider being “disrespected” to be sufficient grounds to take another person’s life. But there are apparently strict protocols of chivalry that apply to victims of violent thugs -- particularly depending upon the demographics of the parties involved. For example, to use a weapon to defend oneself from an unarmed attacker is unacceptable in the Code of the Street.

To handle the inevitable conflicts that will arise with others peacefully and civilly is beyond their capacity. They expect others to adhere to their might-makes-right value system.

This is at the root of the objections of many to Stand Your Ground laws. If you are being attacked -- particularly by a member of a Designated Victim Group -- you are expected to take your beating and possibly be killed if you violate the Code. In this case, the violation was watching somebody possibly casing houses for burglary.

This is not the value system of most Americans. To accommodate it would be to surrender to violence and savagery. Law-abiding citizens are armed in this country and rightfully so. Expect to be shot if you are waving sharpened screwdrivers in our faces on the subway — or beating our heads into concrete.

Not initiating violence is always an option if this value system is not appealing.

If those who are not capable of behaving like civilized human beings engage in behaviors that ultimately costs their lives, I daresay the world is well rid of them.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Eating Our Own While the Battle Rages: Christian Sectarianism

Commentary by walford

I am not even a Christian, but continued to be appalled at the open hostility toward Catholicism. I can understand it from the Left, but it never ceases to amaze me the self-destructive sectarian vitriol from many Protestants.

How do you think that Western civilization is going to survive the coming onslaught if a major force behind its creation and continued existence -- Christianity -- is at war with itself?

Let us remember that it was early Catholic theologians and clerics who preserved the works of the ancient world -- as well as the ability to read and write -- through the Dark Ages.

We continue to benefit from that.

The Left continues to bash the Catholic Church because they know that it is a pillar of Western Civilization and must be destroyed if our entire way of life is going to be successfully surrendered to the savages who are waiting to pick at our bones.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Intelligence Redistribution

I think that differences in intelligence is elitist and possibly racist. Therefore intelligence [well, actually stupidity] should be re-distributed. Everyone should have a mandatory IQ test. Those who score higher than deemed necessary by the government should then have their intelligence lowered by chemical and/or surgical means.

Of course -- as is always the case -- those in the political class who draft and enact the laws necessary to make this happen should be exempt. So too exempt should be their select friends in the media, academia and entertainment industry.

After all, they are important people and need more of everything to do what is best for all of us. Anyone who is against this is by definition stupid, ill-informed and/or evil.

Oh, wait. All of this has already been done by the public school system for nearly three generations.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Sickness of Western Culture: Can We Survive it?

Culture’s shifting sands on moral standards
by Gilbert T. Sewell

Sixty years ago juvenile delinquency and what to do about it suddenly drew a round of national soul searching. We no longer even use the term. We think in terms of juvenile monsters.

Yesteryear’s hoods and troublemakers seem quaint and innocent beside today’s appalling school murders, gang rapes and teenage mayhem...

...Put together violent, porn-saturated electronic entertainment and armed, shame-free, unparented young men. Crazy things happen...

...Who is delinquent? A sociopath? A truant, an unwed mother, a rapist of drunken and unconscious girls, a meth addict or a mass murderer? Where does anybody rightly draw the line?
Commentary by walford

Our species is no less subject to Nature's Laws than any other living thing. A culture can have a sickness as well and Western Civilization is very ill indeed.

Just as it is with an individual, a culture can evolve through stages and be stuck in a certain one. The Islamic World is currently in an infantile stage in which demons, spirits and ghosts drive their lives without question as the self-appointed spokesmen for the Almighty play to fear, envy, lust and other base emotions to take and hold power over others.

Western Civilization is currently in a juvenile stage. Our technology makes us tempted to indulge in hubris as we are drunk with our capabilities, but have little concern as to the consequences.

And just as it is with an individual, the juvenile stage is a dangerous one, because Nature brooks no disobedience of Her Laws w/o consequences.

So our youth -- particularly those of the affluent -- is being raised to think that they are victims and entitled to do unto others. They are raised to have no investment in the world they leave behind; that there is no Order or Justice in the universe and that life is not a blessing, but merely an accident of good or bad fortune.

The Islamic world in its infantilism has not "progressed" beyond that and may indeed succeed in surviving as they watch us destroy ourselves from within -- and bide their time.

Then, all that the so-called progressives hold dear will go the way of the dinosaur as we continue to select ourselves for extinction. Fearful of freedom and contemptuous of the majority, the Left has worked diligently to revert us to a medieval socio-economic structure in which most of us live in poverty, ignorance, disenfranchisement and oppression as we are lorded over by an arrogant elite.

It need not be this way. Our civilization can survive and go to a mature stage in which we progress in our technology, mindful of the consequences of our choices upon ourselves and our posterity. The Founding Fathers of the United States of America got us to a good start. If the West have any chance, we would be well-advised to review their works and continue where they left off.

Otherwise, the barbarians are not only at the gate, they have breached the perimeter.