The Relativist

The-relativist

“Asking whether or not a victim is telling the truth is irrelevant,” Ms. Hess proclaimed. “It’s just not important if they are telling the truth.” -Liberal defender of Lena Dunham, quoted at Breitbart

What Progressives Think of You

You’re a scared white person, almost certainly male. You do not live in a major city, or near a university or intellectual hub of any note, nor have you ever traveled very far from your home town, much less out of state or anywhere further than, say, Mexico. Once. And that was enough. You do not read complicated books. You do not like new or weird things. You watch lots of TV, mostly Fox News, which rejoices in showing you endless images of angry foreigners and minorities in pain… -SF Gate

Every now and again, a progressive will let slip what they really think of those who don’t agree with the core of progressive principals: you’re subhuman. You’ve not evolved, you’re ignorant, and you’re emotionally unstable. You’re either progressive, or you’re simply not a human.

I’ve read enough to know that this rant is racist (you’re white), sexists (almost certainly male), attacks a straw man, is a (very poor) ad hominem attack, and is likely largely projection (you watch a lot of television, and you don’t read complicated books).

Yet Another Double Standard

liberal-logic-101-1217

Boycotting Popular Culture

It’s difficult being a consumer of popular entertainment as a conscientious conservative. Hollywood is so infested with liberals and Democrat activists that it’s difficult to go to a movie at all without feeling like you are contributing money to someone who will immediately turn around and donate it to either a Democrat or Planned Parenthood. Many companies are likewise entwined in Democrat or liberal organizations, and then there’s the increasing willingness of professional athletes to enter the fray. -Redstate

The conservative reaction to “popular culture,” often takes one of two forms. Boycott it, with loud protests and demands for the companies to change what they produce. Shrug your shoulders and watch anyway. I would like to suggest another alternative — an alternative that specific to Christians, of course, but a real alternative, nonetheless.

Ignore it.

Stop watching four hours of television a day. Stop going to movies you’re really not interested in “just to go.” Stop following the lives of the “stars.” Stop listening to what actors, actresses, singers, and professional athletes say about anything. Don’t watch those overblown award shows where folks “in the business” grow really long arms so they can pat themselves on the back. Stop caring about who is dating whom, who broke up with whom, where some star bought a new house, and all the rest. You’re never going to meet these people, and if you did, you wouldn’t like them.

So just stop it.

Entertainment would be a lot healthier if we put it in it’s proper place — to entertain. But we’ve become a world obsessed with being entertained — we think entertainers (including professional athletes — who are, after all, just another form of entertainer) are some sort of special class of people. They are somehow wiser, stronger, and better than us because we pay them millions to utter the perfect line to the perfect setup written by someone entirely different.

I’m not saying we should boycott all this stuff. Rather, we should just find better things to do with our time. Don’t you have a long list of classics you’ve never read? What about that apologetics book that’s been laying on your side table for the last ten years? Or, God forbid, that dusty old Bible you only pick up to flip to the passage on a Sunday morning.

If you really want entertainment, then go local, and go Christian. Stop pining after some superstar — they’re really not all that much better than the folks who sing in your church on Sunday morning. They’re just popular because, well, they’re popular — and they’re willing to make themselves into a public spectacle by riding nude on a wrecking ball (and that’s supposed to be “good” entertainment??).

Stop whining about how Christian entertainment isn’t “as good as the world’s.” Just because it doesn’t sound like “world music,” doesn’t mean it isn’t good — it might just mean you’ve developed a taste for sugar, and have a hard time handling red meat.

Stop whining about the lack of Christian culture, or the shallowness of “popular” Christian culture, and help to create some. Are you writing a book, or writing music, or playing in a Christian group, or… ?? Have you really looked around for local groups and venues that have local talent that’s not so tuned against Christianity? If not, then stop whining, and do something.

It’s time to find better things to do with our time.

If You Repeat a Lie...

if-you-repeat-a-lie

Israel has certainly made mistakes in it’s short life, but the world has made more — more by lying to millions of people about Israel and Palestine. We are quick to hold a “slut walk,” to prove women shouldn’t be raped because of the way they dress, but we are also quick to call Israel a “slut” who deserves the terror rained down on her because she dresses the wrong way. The double standard isn’t just maddening — it’s Antisemitism, plain and simple.

Of course, the Palestinians are as much victims as Israel is, being used a pawns in a global game of “kick the Jew, so long as I don’t have to do the kicking.”

Enough, already. Time to end the lies and tell the truth.

Liberal Surprise

Buckley-on-liberal-surprise-that-there-are-other-views

The New Barbarism

The ultimate barbarism is treating people — living, breathing, human beings — as objects which you can mold to perfection. Once you get past the […]

The Solution to Extremism

You Came Here for What?

Maybe It’s Time to Just Shut Up