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“Humans are just animals…”

“… and are as disposable, and share the same intrinsic value, as any other animal.”

For some reason, materialists never get to the second part.
But that’s the important part, of course: the purpose of the first claim.

Oddly, they never actually make clear why Proper Authority — “a bunch of lawless, socially powerful animals”, as Our Betters never ever say — has the right to utilize and dispose of the lesser two-legged animals just as they please, “for the good of all”.

“For the good of all” means “For the good of all of us, the Better People.”

It certainly doesn’t mean “For the good of the Inferior Two-Legged Animals.”


To expand on the idea, I turn to David F. Coppedge’s Classic Half-Truth: Humans Are Mere Animals. Among other insights, he quotes Melanie Challenger’s new book How to Be an Animal, where she states:

We urgently need to get a handle on what it means to be an animal and move beyond outworn dualism. It’s not just that we’re animals: embodied, physical experiences are richer and more meaningful than we’ve recognized. If that means we need to rethink our relationship to other animals, so be it.

“Who is we?”
“The Right Sort, of course. The People with the Power.”

“What does it mean to be an animal?”
“It means dehumanization: the stripping of all claims, and all the implications of the claims, that humans are fundamentally different from the other animals.”

“Does this stripping of authority, dignity, and power apply to the State, the Leader, the Military, the Bureaucrats, and the Secularistic/Atheistic philosophers: a.k.a. the new, improve State-backed Priesthood?”
“No, it doesn’t.”
“Why not?”
“The intent of materialistic atheism is the centralization of total power in the hands of Our Betters, and not the destruction of the power structure per se.”

Returning to Coppedge’s article:

On this Easter weekend, many remember the promises of Jesus Christ to give everlasting life to those who trust Him. Ms Challenger challenges them to focus on their flesh, their bodily urges and instincts – the very things that Christ and the apostles warned about. She tempts them to forget their souls, which are mythical entities to be subsumed within materialism. Her savior, obviously, is Charles Darwin: “These days, humans are agents of evolution with far greater powers than sexual selection or selective breeding,” she says; in another place, “Our conscious encounter with the world is a breathtaking fact of how life can evolve.”

If Christians weren’t so weak, so faithless, and so quick to crawl in the name of some leeks and onions from the Egyptian-style Total State, such women – and the men they follow – would be brushed off like so much dust. Fleshy thinkers aren’t going to hold on to a vision of the future, to liberty and aspirations. They have no idea of “better” or “worse”, “law” and “truth”, only “who does what to whom.”

Their natural, fleshy instincts? Kill the future, burn off all wealth for immediate pleasure, forget about the meaningless future. Get power over your enemies, today, and use it to the max, today.

What faithless failures.
But all our Christian Leadership can think of is to cringe in fear before these futureless piles of talking dust.

“But they have power today!
They control the media today!
They dominate the courts today!
They control the high places today!”

So what?

Their power, respect, authority, and legitimacy is rotting away as we speak.
And when the welfare state dies, the vast bulk of their power dies with it.

We must aim to shape, give birth (often literally!), bring forth the future.
And it is future-oriented, productive, law-and-liberty, innately fertile Christianity….

(not past-oriented, consumption-minded, power-and-control, innately sterile Atheism)

…that is the only hope for actual growth and progress for the future.

Coppedge continues:

How can Christians challenge Ms Challenger and defend human exceptionalism? One apologist might list all the things that humans can do that animals cannot do. […] Each side stacks evidence in their favor: the theist evidences of human exceptionalism, the atheist evidences of similarities. A better way to defeat materialists is very simple. This method turns off their microphone, stops them before they start, and cuts the floor out from under them. It leaves them speechless, hooting like monkeys in the trees.

I dislike wasting time.

I like radical solutions, striking at the core.

Placing the Axe at the Root, if you will.

Just ask her, “Ms Challenger, do you believe that your view of human nature is true?” She’s trapped before she can get one word out her mouth. Of course she will start to say, “Yes, I believe what I have written; why else would I write about it?” She is not going to state, “No, I don’t think it is true,” obviously. Here’s why she is stuck. She made propositions. Propositions are not made of atoms or forces; they are concepts in the realm of ideas. They are statements that the proposer believes are true or could be proved to be true. We are not asking her if she believes she has the ultimate right answer about the philosophy of human nature, but whether she believes that her idea is correct; that’s all. Notice that her belief implies the permanence of truth: i.e., its eternality. If truth evolves (for instance, if it is true in our culture but not in other cultures or time periods), then an obvious response is that we don’t have to listen to anything she has to say. What she thinks is true today could be false in another tribe or at another time.

“Everyone’s an animal, but some animals are better than others.”
“Why?”
“Because the animals with power say that the animals with power should have power over the Inferiors. That’s why.”

The words of a Darwinian are geared to dehumanize and destroy not All humans… just the Wrong Sort, without the Proper Credentials and the Media & Academic Backing to justify one pack of animals ruling another pack.

As for Christians, who are not interested in dehumanizing their enemies (the better to lawlessly grind your heel in their faces): Why crawl before your Betters, who have one law for themselves, and another for the Inferiors?

It’s not as if these aging and sterile delusionals have any serious hope in the future. They merely have a greater faith in Political Power and Media Control at this moment, than Western Christians have in Jesus and His Law-Word in the Bible for all of time (and beyond): pre-Creation, past, present, future, and the New Creation era.

A follow-up question is similar: “Do you believe that it is good to say things that are true?” This now gets into morality, another immaterial, timeless necessity that cannot evolve. Obviously she is not going to answer in the negative, but how can a materialist give an affirmative answer to the question? It presupposes a standard of morality, like the 9th Commandment, “Thou shalt not bear false witness.” If she doesn’t believe that commandment, or thinks that it evolves, then her listeners have every right to conclude that she is a liar and deceiver, not worthy of a moment of their attention. These two questions, if publicized, might make her book sales plummet. That would make her very angry, to which a clever interlocutor might quip, “What’s the matter? Don’t you believe in survival of the fittest? Too bad you lost in the fitness game.” This Challenger accident has blown up her mission.

Wouldn’t be great, if Christians actually did have faith in the power of the Truth?

And actually acted out this faith, in time and on earth?

In the One who said “I am the way and the truth and the life.”

But I can hear the fearful, terrified cries of the Western believer:

“Who cares about the future! They have power Right Now! We can’t fight them! We might get hurt!”

My response?

First, you become a loser in the spirit. Then, you become a loser in the flesh.

For details, look around you.

The point of this approach is that any sincerely-stated assertion presupposes eternal truth and morality. The point is not that human beings always reach those ideals, but that those ideals must be acknowledged before any rational discussion can begin. […] Acknowledgement of non-evolving, objective truth and morality are preconditions for intelligibility, as the late philosopher of science Dr Greg Bahnsen taught. If someone doesn’t believe in truth, and doesn’t believe that it is good to seek the truth, they have nothing to say. They have shot out their feet from under them. They might as well be howling in the trees like the animals they believe they are. Said another way, human exceptionalism is the ground of any rational conversation.

Those who despise the Father and the Son are in the grip of irrational ignorance and willful blindness.

There may be times when such deceived people can be led out of such deeply satisfying illusions.

But for many, that comfy grave is exactly where they wish to be.

“The perfect escape from such diseased concepts as a One Right Way, Objective Truth, and Eternal Life… which means Unending Responsibility and Consequences.”

We should not join them in their dark, sterile, futile pit.

Christ points to a better way: a way that has nothing to do with dehumanization and a contemptuous, reductionist approach to your fellow man, friend or foe.

Christ’s way also has nothing to do with half-truths (a.k.a. complete lies).

Follow Him.

Aesthetics, Justice

Just some pleasant music & graphics from the official music video for Akira Kosemura’s “DNA”.

Good music and inexpensive but expressive visuals.


We need justice, liberty, and peace.

That being said… I don’t mind some elegance, beauty, and grace in the world.

But beauty alone cannot save. No more than knowledge, military might, or wealth can heal the world.

Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the light.

No one can reach God apart from Him.

First Us. Then Them.

Because man is hostile toward God’s law, civil rulers have taken it upon themselves to usurp His authority and prevent people from trading freely through the use of protective tariffs as well as other means. The curses of preventing free trade are easily observable. Protectionism creates an inefficient economy by raising prices and cutting off cheap resources offered over seas. Businesses who produce with these resources are hurt as well as the poor who rely on low prices. Protectionism is destructive and adds to the problem of scarcity.

Ending the trade war and protectionism overnight is not within the church’s immediate power, however, renewing our own minds to think the way God does about trade is. We can’t expect the world to submit to the rule of Christ unless we do in our hearts and minds first. Then, as we preach the gospel, can we clearly teach the nations to observe all Christ has commanded, even in the realm of international trade.

Free Trade, Protection, and God’s Law by Ben Moore

Christians must lead the way to a better world.

No one else is going to.

And the way Christians are to do so is by obedience to God’s Law-Word, and solid, reliable, high-quality service to God and man.

Who else is going to walk that road to liberty, prosperity and life?

Plenty of people walk the road to slavery, poverty and death.
No need for more shameful journeys on that road.

Not Fit for the Kingdom of God

From The Greatest Single Character Flaw in Otherwise Decent People, by Gary North

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They start. They do not finish.

And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God (Luke 9:62)

They promise. They do not fulfill. They make others dependent on them. Then they quit.

But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you (Matthew 21:28-30).

They do not count the cost.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish (Luke 14:28-30).

It would be great if we could spot these people in advance and therefore never do business with them….

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If you have this character flaw, you need to get rid of this character flaw.

NOW.

There are a lot of decent people in hell, after all.

Billions of them.

Dinosaur DNA

From Dinosaur DNA Provokes Disbelief by David F. Coppedge

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Evolutionists are experiencing cognitive dissonance about claims of dinosaur DNA.

“The trouble with dinosaur bones,” writes Jacinda Bowler in Science Alert, is that some of them appear to contain DNA, which is impossible in the consensus evolutionary timescale. DNA degrades too fast for any to remain for a million years, let alone tens of millions. Dinosaurs are thought to have gone extinct 66 million years ago.

There’s just one problem – trapped in amber or not, DNA doesn’t like to stick around. Even in the best conditions, scientists estimate that readable DNA completely degrades in 1.5 million years, tops.

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and the author’s comment: “Secularists feel that the Biblical time frame is too short to fit all the geological and paleontological observations. Actually, the shoe is on the other foot. Millions of years is too long a time to fit all the evidences of youth.”


The cognitive dissonance will last for as long as the older generation of Darwinians hold on to their positions.

The younger researchers are as anti-Christian as ever, but no longer finds Darwin — or straight-up materialist atheism — attractive. I suspect that they lean more Buddhist-lite than anything else.

The findings they discover will tend to reflect what they are looking for.


It will be a good day, when Christians get over their fear of the outer world, and start uncovering the rules of life a benevolent God organized around them. The Buddhists are not as utterly contemptuous of observed reality as Atheists increasingly are…

(relentlessly driving down to the implications of their deep hatred of a Higher Law: the Kantian end-point of My Mind Determines What is Real)

….but you aren’t going to get many discoveries from a closed-circle, zero-progress, escape-reality frame of mind.

Wealth — intellectual and innovative wealth, as well as gold and silver, large families and good health — comes from the Lord, and obedience to His Laws.

This is generally true for people in this life, and predictably true for godly societies and for repentant individuals in the afterlife.

COVID Mania, and the Power of Decentralization

The following quote is extracted from Gary North’s Codevilla Calls for an Exodus.

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States whose governors defied Fauci’s policies are now winners. Their states did not experience more COVID-19 deaths per 100,000. Deaths are declining across the board.

Codevilla Calls for an Exodus

Codevilla says the ruling class can be defeated by governors who refuse to cooperate.

Important as spontaneity is, the substantive and exemplary importance of what elected governors and legislatures can do is even greater. Because Govs. DeSantis of Florida, Noem of South Dakota, Kemp of Georgia, Abbott of Texas (to a lesser extent), and others defied the directives first of the Trump, then of the Biden administration regarding COVID restrictions, their states compiled an incontrovertible record that proves how intellectually wrong, substantively disastrous, and politically malevolent those directives were and are. This is a touchstone for impeaching the oligarchy’s legitimacy on other matters as well, and proof—if any further be needed—that for good and ill in the 21st century, the 50 states need not fear to do pretty much as they please. Nullification has been a fact of U.S public life since Colorado and California rewrote drug laws. There is no reason why it should or can stop there.

Here is the key word: nullification. The Federal government cannot enforce its rules in states where governors resist.

I call this functional secession.

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The Unified Order of the Consensus breaks apart.

Of course, it didn’t have to be that way.

But then again, the American Ruling Class didn’t have to nurture and strengthen and manifest its hatred of the Inferiors.

Who knows: the Masters could have been merely more wealthier and charismatic members of the Inferiors…

….or at least benevolent aliens, happy to let the Inferiors rule themselves so long as the tax flow is regular…

….instead of so many hostile aliens with an intense, malicious hatred of the Lesser Breeds.

Maybe next time, after the current Unified Order is bankrupted, shattered, and blown away like so much dust.


The Great Default, when the carrots are no longer tossed to the commoner dogs, is coming.

Build your network, help your neighbors, give a hand to the local poor, support your county and town and local church and businesses.

Get ready.

American Exodus: Cancel Culture Works Both Ways

Quotes from American Exodus by Angelo M. Codevilla

(The bold is mine.)

Because the coalition of masters controls the levers of the state and the press. As Time reveals, they “helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears.” Because these elites realized that “engaging with toxic content only made it worse,” they decided on “removing content or accounts that spread disinformation and by more aggressively policing it in the first place.” Instead of answering facts and arguments with which they disagreed, they would ignore their substance and smear whoever voiced them.

Why talk to the Inferiors, when you can command obedience?

…the united oligarchy must seek, as The New York Times’ Jamelle Bouie put it, permanent “national political dominance.”

Though that dominance seems at hand, the general population’s compliance with it is not. That is because isolating and alienating anybody, let alone half the country, is the proverbial two-edged sword. Anytime you isolate and alienate someone else, you do the same to yourself. The boundaries that the oligarchs have drawn, are drawing, separate them from the American people’s vast majority, whose consciousness of powerlessness and defenselessness clarifies their choice between utter subjection and doing whatever it might take to exit a system that no longer seems to allow for the prospect of republican self-government.

Kneeling is easy. Whining while kneeling is easy.

Standing up takes work, and will involve pain.

Composing the differences between traditional America and our new woke oligarchy is impossible because their conflict is asymmetric. The American Revolution, the Constitution, and two centuries of custom endow traditionally minded Americans, conservatives and others, with the preference and habit of living as they please and letting others do the same. They understand concepts like virtue, righteousness, and leadership in terms of the duty to live exemplary lives themselves, not to force others to do so. The enlightened oligarchy and its elite servant classes follow Woodrow Wilson’s progressive dogma: “If you will think about what you ought to do for other people, your character will take care of itself.”

By this century’s second decade, the oligarchs who occupy the commanding heights of American life had ceased trying to persuade. Self-government has declined as corporations have wielded public powers with private discretion. America’s ruling class—bipartisan, public and private—grew to disdain the rest of America’s religiosity, patriotism, and tastes. But until our own time, most Americans either had not noticed their loss of status as citizens or assumed that they could vote to regain it. But the rulers inspired no confidence and ruled by pulling rank.

As Gary North often notes: when the Inferiors take their children from the submission factories of the public schools, then the chains of Our Betters can be broken.

But not before.

A price — in this case, dumping “free babysitting” paid for by destroying your cultural future — must be paid. When American Christians value their children’s lives and future above their own ease and comfort, then the blessings will flow — including the blessing of liberty and self-government.

But not before

(Hat tip to North for the pointer to Codevilla)

Incorrect Homosexuality, Ignored Shooter Motivations

From GetReligion: Ex-gay Catholic, Muslim shooter, Orthodox Jewish writer: They just don’t fit the narrative?

An infamous gay personality known for his controversial comments about pedophilia has had a 180-degree conversion, given up homosexual sex, defends the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and has consecrated himself to St. Joseph.

Not a joke. The news broke about a month ago. Not read about it? Well, the story is out there, but mostly conservative sites are reporting on it.

Why is this?

Well, it all has to do with narrative.

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This guy is a walking quote machine and would definitely get any publication tons of clicks. Yet, the MSM is pretending this click-friendly conversion didn’t happen. Why?

It’s about what fits the narrative. And gay activists defending reparative or “conversion” therapy — even for adults who choose it — does not fit that bill. If you wonder why so many people despise the media, look no further than this.

Let’s switch to a very different topic, but linked by this “narrative” theme.

Sticking to a news narrative is what made journalists obsess on the Atlanta shooter being a white evangelical male, while coverage of the Boulder shooting has avoided the fact that the shooter, a Muslim, attacked a grocery store that advertised itself as kosher-friendly.

White evangelicals are a popular whipping boy. A Muslim, who was obsessed with Islamophobia, at a grocery store –- not so much.

Don’t believe me? Read this New York Times story about the shooting. It openly wonders what the shooter’s motive was. Hmmm. He drove 21 miles (from Arvada to Boulder) past other grocery stories to hit one that promotes itself for stocking kosher groceries in the week before Passover.

I’ll agree that the anti-Semitic angle isn’t 100% clear, as noted in this Christianity Daily post, but neither was the anti-Asian angle of the Atlanta attacks. But reporters jumped on the racial and religious motivations for those shootings right away.

Narrative came into play again a few weeks ago during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings about the Equality Act.

Little -– if anything -– was said about one of the opponents, Wall Street Journal writer Abigail Shrier being an Orthodox Jew. It would’ve been nice if some mention of her faith was made, in that opponents of the Act are often portrayed as conservative Christians.

Shrier’s presence at the hearing, in fact, was overshadowed by a perky 16-year-old transgender girl from my own state who charmed everyone, including the journalists for whom this teenager did fit the narrative of healthy, happy transgender youth. That is the same narrative in this Tacoma News Tribune story, which has more details about Stella Keating, who transitioned at age nine.

The other side of the transgender issue, represented by Shrier, was not addressed.

Our Betters have no interest in communication & the media, except for one-way transmitting of their ideas and their conversations: to explain why they are better than the Inferiors, and in telling stories that show that they are better than Them.

They don’t mind making up certain bits either.

Or forgetting to talk about certain bits.

“It’s all about the Narrative.”

Not the truth… a concept that Our Betters would smirk at.

Certainly not information that would challenge the Official Ideology — increasingly, the Official State Ideology — of the West.

Just whatever makes them looks good, and get them more power, over the Inferiors.

Pass/Fail

THE TEST IS PASS/FAIL

There is a simple test that every parent should require every college or university to pass before being put on the list of eligible institutions the parents are willing to pay for. Does the campus segregate living quarters for male students and female students? I do not mean special sections on campus. I mean for all resident students.

Any campus that does not segregate the living quarters of the male and female students should not be considered for a moment by any parent for any reason . . . ever.

It is always better to send your child to a commuter campus that has no dormitories then it is to send your child to a campus that does not segregate the living quarters of every student who lives on campus.

The humanists and leftists with Ph.D. degrees who decided to debauch American higher education, thereby undermining parental moral guidelines, decided in the late 1960s to mix dorm halls. Males and females lived on the same hall. That was the test. If they could get away with this, then the taxpayers were impotent. Let me tell you, the students were not impotent.

They got away with it.

The Best Test of Where Not to Send a Child to College
Gary North

The taxpayers remain impotent, and quite willfully so.

This definitely includes Christian parents, subsidizing the hook-up culture in Christian universities.

My bet? The baptized fornication games will continue until there are no more educational subsidies.

And even after the Great Default, even after the free money is gone, the upper classes will still be 100% co-ed.