9 thoughts on “News/Politics 2-24-21

  1. Kids in cages!

    I’m outraged!

    Not really. But suddenly Dems aren’t either. 🙂

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    Just like Trump did when he put them in Obama built facilities.

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  2. Poof….. gone.

    Got a new meme now that D’s are back in charge. Funny that.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2021/02/kids-in-cages-rhetoric-disappears-wapo-cbs-report-on-shelters-migrant-facilities-at-the-border/

    “‘Kids in Cages’ Rhetoric Disappears: WaPo, CBS Report on ‘Shelters,’ ‘Migrant Facilities’ at the Border

    I’d say WaPo and CBS News lack self-awareness, but they know what they are doing.”

    “What the heck? I’d say they lack self-awareness, but they know what they are doing. They do not care because they can get away with it.

    The elites won’t call them out. Other journalists won’t call them out.

    I will provide snippets from the articles. I urge you to read the articles because it is all about tone.

    The articles share the same subject: children migrants and overcrowded facilities.

    The ones published during Trump’s administration sound harsh, making Trump sound like a soulless and heartless human being.

    The two published this week about the exact same circumstances, but occurring during Biden’s administration sound sympathetic to the migrants and Biden. The outlets feel bad for the migrants, but also for Biden’s team.

    Something tells me we will not get in-depth articles about these facilities in the near future. I doubt we will get videos or inside testimony either.”

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    Buncha frauds…….

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  3. Get it right.

    https://thefederalist.com/2021/02/23/stop-smearing-christians-as-christian-nationalists-just-because-they-value-both-faith-and-freedom/

    “Stop Smearing Christians As ‘Christian Nationalists’ Just Because They Value Both Faith And Freedom

    Don’t confuse true believers who rightly fight for both faith and freedom as Christian nationalists. They’re just Christians.”

    “Throughout the Trump presidency but with increased frequency in the days and weeks following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, the term “Christian nationalism” has littered newsfeeds, and “Christian nationalist” has become a ubiquitous insult hurled broadly at those on the religious right.

    We can’t say Christian nationalism doesn’t exist; it does. But what does it mean? Who are the Christian nationalists? Much like the irony of the racism label, when religious folks fight the Christian nationalist tag, their foes seem to take that resistance as further proof that they are indeed Christian nationalists.

    Part of the problem with the label is that it is ill-defined, meaning it’s hard to know what exactly Christian nationalism is, how to identify it, and thus hard to counteract or refute it. This makes it a convenient and effective rhetorical grenade to launch at faithful Christians.

    Rachel S. Mikva, writing in USA Today, seems to think Christian nationalists are “Christians who plan to take the country for Jesus,” while Amanda Tyler, writing in Religion News Service, describes the phenomenon as “Christianity wrapped in an American flag.” It’s “a fusion of God and country,” explained Jack Jenkins in the same pages.

    The Rev. William E. Swing, writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, defines Christian nationalism as “those who believe that God is partial to Christians, that Christians are God’s chosen people in this country. They are convinced that America has always been a Christian nation and always will be.”

    While Christian nationalism predates the Trump era — critics hurled the same accusations against George W. Bush for his policies — some authors have fused this idea with the 45th president, saying “the most extreme corners of support for Mr. Trump have become inextricable from some parts of white evangelical power in America,” as Elizabeth Dias and Ruth Graham wrote in the New York Times.

    In The New Republic, Matthew Avery Sutton takes it a step further, claiming that “fear, anger, and anxiety remained as central to the lives of evangelicals as any practices of forgiveness, love, understanding, or compassion,” and that Trump “stoked evangelicals’ terror of state power and brought their deep-seated racism and sexism to the surface.”

    Christian Nationalism Defined
    David French zooms away from Trump to help articulate a clear explanation, which he takes from Thomas Kidd quoting Matthew McCullough: Christian nationalism is “an understanding of American identity and significance held by Christians wherein the nation is a central actor in the world-historical purposes of the Christian God.” It offers an “exaggerated transcendent meaning to American history” and can “undergird American militarism.”

    The first part of French’s analysis is spot-on. He notes that this problematic worldview is ahistoric and anti-biblical, and thus can lead to dangerous applications. So-called Christians who believe their identity as Americans is equal to their religious identity and that their earthly citizenship is central to God’s divine plan and promises do so at the expense of scripture. Patriotism is not the central message of the gospel.

    French is also right that “the pervasiveness of Christian nationalism as an academic or theological concept is greatly exaggerated.” Even most patriotic pastors believe Christians must devote themselves to God above nation.

    Also, contrary to how corporate media actors have crafted the riot narrative, the number of “religious” people who forced their way into the Capitol on Jan. 6, allegedly taking it over “in Jesus’s name,” was numerically insignificant compared to the number of Christians who rallied peacefully in the capital city that day, concerned for their country and the integrity of our institutions.

    Most of French’s subsequent analysis, however — which also wades into anti-American 1619 absurdity and white guilt — is instructive about the myriad ways opponents of Christian Trump supporters (and of Christianity generally) use this label to smear Christ-followers trying to faithfully live out their beliefs. French’s NeverTrumpism taints his analysis of patriotic white Protestants and shines through in his knee-jerk disdain for anything resembling an America-first outlook.

    It’s the same sentiments you can find in The New York Times and The New Republic, but unlike most corporate writers spouting off about religion, French, as a Christian himself, has all the right language to effectively smear the faithful believers whose voting records and civic engagement he finds distasteful. In his world, Christians who love their country differently than French loves it run the risk of being tossed into the “Christian nationalist” basket.

    When Love Becomes Militant
    French rightly notes that an incorrect view of God and his purposes for America can lead to militarism, which he seems to believe is what’s wrong with white, Christian freedom-lovers and Trump voters now. But he fails to note that even a correct love of God and country can lead to aggression.

    Of a virtuous love for country — which includes love of home, familiarity, and family — French quotes C.S. Lewis, saying: “Of course patriotism of this kind is not in the least aggressive. It asks only to be let alone. It becomes militant only to protect what it loves.”

    His argument is self-defeating, however, because it ignores our present reality. What does righteous patriotism become, then, when people are not “let alone” and when their institutions begin to directly attack what they love? Lewis said it right there: It becomes militant.

    The pandemic offers a fresh example. Citizens aren’t being “let alone” when they are subjected to sweeping and partisan orders that dictate how they must cover their faces and whom they are permitted to allow inside their own homes. When government authorities qualify worship as nonessential and dangerous, fracturing church bodies into rotating services or relegating them to internet “fellowship,” that surely qualifies as an attack on “what they love.” Therefore even in keeping with so-called pure patriotism, aggression becomes warranted.

    This seems to be a popular sentiment among left-wing media and politicos, that Christians ought to be polite, silent, and unconcerned with the affairs of government. Any peep out of them, even when their rights are violated, amounts to extremism and a desire for theocracy.

    Oh, you Christians don’t want gender propaganda forced on your kids in schools? You’re a bigot who wants religion written into law. You want Supreme Court justices who value life even in the womb? You’re a hateful theocrat. You think Big Tech and bureaucrats rigged an election that will result in your rights being infringed, so you fly to D.C. with your family and your flags? You’re a Christian nationalist.”

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  4. Amen, Janice. Christians absolutely need to be light and salt and that includes speaking up about what is right and wrong. If government is of and by the people then that certainly, at the least, includes Christians. Jesus was also accused of being an insurrectionist, though. Even just being born caused Herod to kill other babies to keep his own throne secure. No surprise, then that the followers of Christ will be accused similarly.

    Will there be people who use Christianity for their own purposes? Yes, just as there are wolves in sheep’s clothing in the church, there will be in our country. As Paul said, we all need to be aware and warn others of that, too.

    I am heartbroken over actions that will mean death, destruction and heartbreak for so many. Even so, Psalm 37 comes to mind more and more.

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  5. So massive, widespread election fraud now has an almost immediate statute of limitations – so says the Supreme Court.

    It seems that we don’t need to worry about the current admin packing the Supreme Court – it’s already packed!

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/lies-the-supreme-court-told-me_3706570.html?utm_source=news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-02-24-1

    “In a fashion we must now regard as entirely predictable the Supreme Court of the United States has dismissed (i.e., thrown out) the various state challenges to the 2020 presidential election.

    Any decisions on these challenges were determined by the majority to be “moot” because the election had already been decided, and Donald Trump has conceded to Joe Biden. (Associate Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch objected in varying degrees.)

    In other words, a stolen presidential election—if it happens, we don’t really know in this case—has an almost immediate statute of limitations, although the results of that election can affect hundreds of millions, if not, as in the case of the United States, nearly the entirety of humanity.

    This is true, apparently for a majority of the Supremes, although all sorts of crimes, some not particularly onerous, have statutes of limitations that can go on for years.”

    “The Supreme Court is the apotheosis of this system—an organization that puts its finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing (assuming that’s even necessary) and then writes its opinions based on pre-conceived notions designed to offend the lowest number.

    Sadly, it is the last place to look for justice in a Presidential election—or anything, really, that tilts against that prevailing wind.

    They wouldn’t even, as Clarence Thomas requested, explore the blatantly unconstitutional malfeasances in various states where unelected officials clearly and unlawfully superseded the legislatures in changing election law by fiat, something we would think would only happen in totalitarian countries.

    But it happened here, my friends, several times. We could cite the Supreme Court for dereliction of duty… or we could look elsewhere for justice.”

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  6. Who was that masked man?!! Brave one but he’ll probably find himself standing outside of the Capital “wall” from now on…how dare he question this administration! She is such a manipulator/liar….

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