Tuesday, May 31, 2005


Michelle Malkin has a roundup covering the far-Leftist attacks on a Minuteman meeting in Orange County, California.

Dennis Prager has an article that will surprise people who don't know their Old Testament well. He points out that before the Jews came along, most relgions had few sexual restrictions and that much religion was in fact sex-worship. Homosexuality was fine. So it was primarily Judaism that channelled sex into safer (marital) forms of expression. The OT prophets had a constant battle to keep the Israelites away from the pagan sex gods (Baals). So the prohibition of homosexuality is part of making sex safer and more constructive.

There is an amusing satire here on the response of the French bureaucrats to the defeat of their EU referendum by the French voters.

Missouri shows the way: "From fewer patients on Medicaid to less regulation of your electricity bill, Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt is making good on his promise of a government that does less. In the legislative session that just ended, social services and mental health programs shrank, economic development funding was cut and higher-education spending dropped. Many programs, including education programs at three prisons and management of motor vehicle offices, will be taken over by private contractors or volunteers - or eliminated entirely. Power companies will be able to pass their fuel costs to customers without seeking approval from state regulators. And insurance companies will no longer have to worry that complaints about their underwriting practices or refusal to pay claims will be available to the public".

Here is the other side of story to the constant Leftist moan about the treatment of captured terrorists at Guantanamo Bay.

Child support idiocy: "If the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds the sperm-donor to be liable for child support, then many forms of infertility treatment in most states could become less available and more expensive. Those donors who step forward will want to be compensated for their increased legal risk. The courts have pitted a child's 'best interests' against the rights of biological parents to contract with each other on the terms of reproduction. They may have also opened a Pandora's box of complications involving a child's claim on a sperm donor's data and wealth. But the worst consequence may be the denial of life itself to children who are desperately wanted by infertile couples. The law should not obstruct their chances of conceiving."

There is a post on Catallarchy by a Billee Miller which gives quite a good explanation of the thinking behind socialism. Billee may not know it but what he/she describes is very much Hegelian thinking. Hegel was of course the major inspiration for Marx, Engels and Hitler.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE and LEFTISTS AS ELITISTS. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. And on Social Security see Dick McDonald


That power only, not principles, is what matters to Leftist movers and shakers is perfectly shown by the 2004 Kerry campaign. They put up a man whose policies seemed to be 99% the same as George Bush's even though the Left have previously disagreed violently with those policies. "Whatever it takes" is their rule.

Leftist ideologues are phonies. For most of them all that they want is to sound good. They don't care about doing good. That's why they do so much harm. They don't really care what the results of their policies are as long as they are seen as having good intentions and can con "the masses" into giving them power.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist"

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