Monthly Archives: November 2012

The End of a Republic

“Our Constitutional Republic died a peaceful death on November 6, 2012.”  Ileana Paugh

“After 236 years of existence, a new country emerged today, run by secular progressives who rejected our Constitution, what we stand for, and who we are as a nation.” Ibid.

“The forces of the failed communist fundamental transformation that were driven underground in many places around the world, resurfaced with a vengeance in the United States and have now taken over.” Ibid.

“Americans chose high unemployment, reduction of our military, communist indoctrination of our children, and loss of personal freedoms unlike we have never seen before in this country.” Ibid.

The End of an Empire

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh- Canada Free Press – Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Our Constitutional Republic died a peaceful death on November 6, 2012. Having reached the point of no return in a comatose state after years of progressive and illegal immigration assaults, the fabric of conservative society is now completely unraveled and Uncle Sam’s America is no more.

After 236 years of existence, a new country emerges today, run by secular progressives who rejected our Constitution, what we stand for, and who we are as a nation. The Supreme Court will be forever altered after its last conservative members will be replaced by the liberal academics who call themselves “progressives.” The rule of law will be implemented by Executive Orders, making Congress irrelevant.The United States of America is now relegated to the dust bin of history as a “has been” empire. The Shining City on the Hill, the hope of so many millions since July 4, 1776, no longer exists. What rises from the ashes is a country that few of us will recognize, like, or learn to accept submissively.

The communist motto “Forward” that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will plunge us into many years of darkness from which we will never be able to recover. We have proven our Founding Fathers right, they did give us a Constitutional Republic and we were unable to maintain it.The communist motto “Forward” that resonated with so many ignorant Americans will plunge us into many years of darkness

The forces of the failed communist fundamental transformation that were driven underground in many places around the world, resurfaced with a vengeance in the United States and have now taken over. Continue reading

Thomas Nagel and Darwin

“Thomas Nagel [an atheist philosopher] is worried about Darwinism largely because he believes that its aggressive philosophical naturalism ultimately undermines the bases of both reason and ethics.”  M. D. Aeschliman

“To compound Nagel’s effrontery, he has also defended the scientific ‘intelligent design’ critics of Darwinism such as Michael Behe, David Berlinski, and Stephen C. Meyer, all associated with the Discovery Institute.  He elicited outrage from the Darwinian thought police with his praise of Meyer’s Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design, which he chose as one of the books of the year for the TLS [Times Literary Supplement] in 2009.” Ibid.

Rationality vs. Darwinism

M.D. AESCHLIMAN – National Review, November 12, 2012, p. 51, 52

Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo~Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False, by Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel is one of the world’s outstanding living philosophers in the Anglo-American analytical tradition: He publishes his books with the Oxford and Cambridge university presses and writes for The New  York Review of Books  and the  Times Literary Sup­plement (TLS). Yet since 1996, he has grown increasingly worried about what he then called “Darwinist imperial­ism.” In the same essay, “Evolutionary Naturalism and the Fear of Religion,” he criticized “the scientism and reductionism of our time.” Though an atheist, he doggedly adheres to what Matthew Arnold called “the old but true Socratic thesis of the interdependence of knowl­edge and virtue”—that is, the ultimate indispensability and inseparability of epistemology and ethics, of the true and the good. He rightly credits such a view to philosophers from Plato and Aristotle,  across the  Middle Ages, through Descartes and Kant, down to Charles Sanders Peirce, and to the contemporary Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga—and himself.

His short, tightly argued, exacting new book is a work of considerable courage and importance. Nagel is wor­ried, about Darwinism largely because he believes that its aggressive philo­sophical naturalism ultimately under­mines the bases of both reason and ethics. And far from scorning even-popular, religiously based antagonism to Dar­winism as a sign of backward ignorance, Nagel has the temerity to defend it as a form of common sense fighting “learned foolishness” and imperialistic but suici­dally self-contradictory reductionism. “I would like to defend the untutored reac­tion of incredulity to the reductionist neo-Darwinian account of the origin and evolution of life,” he writes. “It is prima facie highly implausible that life as we know it is the result of a sequence of physical accidents together with the mechanism of natural selection.” He resents the strong-arm, in-your-face atheism of Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett as a kind of bluff, and bold­faced cheek: “What is lacking … is a credible argument” that the full-throttle Darwinian “story has a [real] probabili­ty of being true.” This is plain speaking, ‘and it has gotten the courteous, judi­cious Nagel in trouble with our dominant boffins. Continue reading

Copts In Trouble

“Then came last year’s revolution.  [Egyptian Christian] Copts were never enthusiastic about it, perhaps because centuries of persecution taught that the persecuting dictator was preferable to the mob. He [the dictator] could be bought off, persuaded to hold back or pressured by outside forces.  With the mob you stood no chance.  Some younger Copts were lured by the promise of a liberal Egypt, but the old generation knew better.”  Samuel Tadros

The Christian Exodus From Egypt

For Copts, a persecuting dictator was preferable to the Islamist mob.

 By SAMUEL TADROS – The Wall Street Journal – October 11, 2012

Visit any Coptic church in the United States and you immediately recognize the newcomers. You see it in their eyes, hear it in their broken English, sense it in how they cling to the church in search of the familiar. They have come here escaping a place they used to call home, where their ancestors had lived for centuries.

Waves of Copts have come here from Egypt before, to escape Gamal Abdel Nasser’s nationalizations or the growing Islamist tide. Their country’s transformation wasn’t sudden, but every year brought more public Islamization. As the veil spread, Coptic women felt increasingly different, alien and marked. Verbal abuse came from schoolteachers, bystanders in the bus station who noticed the cross on a wrist, or commentators on state television.

But life was generally bearable. Hosni Mubarak crushed the Islamist insurgency of the 1980s and ’90s. He was no friend to the Copts, but neither was he foe. His police often turned a blind eye when Coptic homes and shops were attacked by mobs, and the courts never punished the perpetrators—but the president wasn’t an Islamist. He even interfered sometimes to give permission to build a church, or to make Christmas a national holiday.

To be sure, Copts were excluded from high government positions. There were no Coptic governors, intelligence officers, deans of schools, or CEOs of government companies. Until 2005, Copts needed presidential approval to build a new church or even build a bathroom in an existing one. Even with approval, state security often blocked construction, citing security concerns. Continue reading