Friday, July 27, 2012

Batman Shooter A Neuroscientist That Went Haywire

It seems that the Batman Shooter may be a neuroscientist that went haywire.

So will the media issue numerous exposes and reports how this individual had likely been subjected for years to evolutionary dogma how human beings are nothing more than an accidental conglomeration of chemicals and electricity?

Leftists will remark that such insinuations are offensive and irresponsible.

But are such claims any more so than those of ABC news correspondents hoping that the act of terror was Tea Party related?

Such an insinuation was bandied back and forth between Brian Ross and George Stephanopolous.

If the gunman had been named Abdul Hassan, would this journalistic outlet had latched onto the first one they could find especially if an activist with the local chapter of CAIR?

Thinking from more conservative voices was no less muddled.

Responding as additional information was made available to the general public, Brain Wilson of WMAL radio remarked it was good news that it seemed likely that the shooter was a “lone wolf” not connected to international terrorism.

But how is a victim any less mangled or dead if shot by a loner or by someone more inherently group oriented such as a member of a gang or terrorist organization?

Sophisticates will opine that this deed does not rise to the level of terrorism.

But why not?

When I first took an interest in this subject over twenty years ago, terrorism was defined as an act of violence committed for the purposes of garnering attention to get people to alter their behavior or shift their perceptions.

If not terrorism, what else do you call an attack with the purposes of attaching forever in a sick and twisted way one’s name to one of America’s most beloved cultural icons and literary characters?

by Frederick Meekins

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Southern Baptists Contract A Derivative Of Obamamania

It has been said that Evangelicals are five to ten years behind the rest of the culture in terms of embracing fads and trends.

That seems about right.

Last election cycle, a plurality made a considerable fuss over and selected a candidate for the Presidency of the United States primarily because the individual claimed to be Black.

Now it seems movers and shakers within the Southern Baptist Convention have been whipped up into a similar frenzy.

Of the election of Fred Luter to the highest office in that particular ecclesiastical association, the Dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Russell Moore gushed, "To have the son of slaves now leading this denomination as it reaches the world with gospel is a sign of God's mercy."

So as a man well over 100 years of age, Rev. Luter is looking remarkable fit and vital.

Moore continued on in a vein of self-deprecation that would make most Jews blush, “This denomination was once ‘white as a tractor pull’.  It that’s the case, the denomination will not, and should not, survive.”

Over the centuries, most to hold the Papacy have hailed from the Caucasian end of the racial spectrum.  So should critics call for the end of that institution because it has not lived up to some arbitrary notion of racial diversity?

More importantly, the formulation of Moore’s response to this question put to him is quite revealing and exposes a number of assumptions.

What exactly does “white as a tractor pull” mean anyway?

Are not Whites allowed to have a form of entertainment inherent to their particular culture?  Does Moore intend to criticize forms of recreation that tend to appeal to Black folks but not Whites?

Likewise, will this same spirit of condemnation be brought to bear against Black Baptist bodies that do not enact outreach and set aside opportunities particularly aimed towards White people?

For overall, one will find it is probably more likely that a Black person will advance within the ranks of the Southern Baptist Convention than for a White person to advance very far within predominately Black ecclesiastical administrative organizations and associations.

If the Rev. Fred Luter was elected from a truly Biblical perspective, not a single word would be mentioned about his color.  Instead, all that would be said is that he is the most qualified man for the position from the standpoint of his Christian character and his aptitude to apply sound theology to the challenges facing American culture today.

by Frederick Meekins

Friday, July 6, 2012

I Will Be Speaking at a Repeal Obamacare Rally in Boston Tomorrow

The Greater Boston Tea Party has organized a Repeal Obamacare rally tomorrow afternoon and I have been invited to speak. Details here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Obama Administration Apologizes to Pakistan

The day before the Fourth of July, the Obama Administration saw fit to apologize to Pakistan. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized for the November 2011 NATO airstrike which resulted in the deaths of 24 Pakistani soldiers. In return, Pakistan agreed to reopen NATO supply lines to Afghanistan that had been closed following the incident.

To read the rest of this post, please check out The Spectacle Blog.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Andy Griffith, R.I.P.

Actor and TV icon Andy Griffith passed away today. A cause of death has not been released. He was 86.

To read the rest of this obituary, please check out The Spectacle Blog.

D-Train Makes His Last Stop

Dontrelle Willis announced his retirement from baseball yesterday. The southpaw had been pitching with the Norfolk Tides, the Triple A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. He is only 30.

To read the rest of this post, please check out The Spectacle Blog.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Yitzhak Shamir, R.I.P.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir died yesterday after a long battle with Alzheimer's. He was 96.

To read the rest of this obituary, please check out The Spectacle Blog.

Thoughts on Morsi Demanding U.S. Release Blind Sheikh

As you may know, Egypt's new President Mohamed Morsi has called upon the United States to release Omar Abdel-Rahman (a.k.a. "The Blind Sheikh") during his inaugural speech. The Egyptian born cleric is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in planning the first WTC bombing in 1993 and planning terrorist attacks against other landmarks mostly situated in New York City.

It doesn't scare me that Morsi would call for The Blind Sheikh's release. That should come as a surprise to no one. But what scares me is that it isn't inconceivable that U.S. officials could one day release him in some kind of misguided attempt to appease the Muslim Brotherhood. If the Brits were prepared to release the Lockerbie bomber then what is to prevent the U.S. government from releasing Abdel-Rahman?