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Dennis Prager, Michael Medved and the Gatekeepers of the Right

Dennis Prager

Do you ever listen to Dennis Prager?

I do. He’s a very wise man.

So is Michael Medved, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and a host of other conservative talk show hosts. All of them very wise men. By listening to them speak, or by reading their books, you can learn a lot about morality, conservatism, liberalism, the right, the left, economics, etc., but the one thing you’ll never hear is the Truth.

As wise as all these men are, they choose to live in a sort of conspiratorial fantasy world. A world where if it’s not on the front page of the New York Times, or front and center on the NBC Nightly News, then it’s not real. It doesn’t exist.

This is ironic, because all of these men constantly rail about lies and distortions in the mainstream media. And yet they allow this same mainstream media, though proven by their own experience and observation to be untruthful and riddled with bias, to dictate their reality. Think about that for a moment. These are otherwise very intelligent men, who represent millions of other otherwise very intelligent men, who allow their lives to be controlled and manipulated by the very same media sources which they themselves know to be filled with disinformation and lies. It’s positively mind-boggling.

You can prove this to yourself very easily: call up one of their shows and mildly suggest that perhaps the truth about Sandy Hook or the Boston Marathon bombing are not quite what we’ve been told in the mainstream media. You’ll be insulted, slandered, and hung up on so fast it’ll make your head spin.

Forget facts. Never mind evidence. Those subjects are simply off-limits. So are the words “crisis actor”, aka Obama’s Connecticut social security numbers or homosexual past, satanism in the entertainment industry, the 1982 Consent Agreement between the RNC and DNC, any mention of the connection between vaccines and autism, and a whole host of other subjects.

Some people suggest that these men are professional disinformationists, or controlled opposition. I’m not sure about that. It’s hard for me to imagine Dennis Prager or Michael Medved as less than honorable men. And yet they are far too intelligent to be labeled useful idiots. Perhaps useful intelligentsia.

Rush Limbaugh is too damn smart not to know what’s really going on. Is he afraid of losing credibility if he speaks the Truth? Is that what they’re all afraid of?

These men have all built nice cushy careers peddling a form of mainstream conservatism. Is their fear of losing their prestige greater then their sense of duty to God and country? I wonder if they really believe in the fantasy world that they claim exists. It takes courage to face reality and look evil in the face. Most men are just too frightened to do that. For most people, the idea that evil exists and the possibility that the reality they’ve grown up with might be false is enough to set off alarm bells in most people’s heads and short circuit their brain.

What do you think?

Sexual “liberation” is a sign of society near its end: The enthrallment with “50 Shades of Grey”

. . . as shown by surging sales of S-M bondage gear as we approach the release date of the revolting Fifty Shades of Grey movie, timed for Valentine’s Day no less.

BDSM gear just screams Valentine's Day. /sarc

These torture devices just scream “Valentine’s Day”! St. Valentine must be weeping….

The movie is based on the book of the same name, Fifty Shades of Grey, an erotic porn novel about bondage, discipline, sadism, masochism (BDSM) written under the pen name of E. L. James by Erika Leonard, a middle-aged British woman who looks like a transvestite.

"E. L. James"

“E. L. James”

The book’s widespread release in 2012 spurred a 7.5% jump in sales of sex-themed products, including toys, videos and books the next year, according to research firm IBISWorld.

In anticipation of the movie’s release, a range of items featured in the movie are increasingly popular in store and online, including leather paddles, blindfolds, horsehair floggers, wrist cuffs, bondage rope and riding crops. The New York Times reports that ben wa balls (Don’t ask me what they are. I have no idea and don’t want to know) in particular, featured in an especially graphic scene in the book, seem to have especially captured readers’ imaginations and money. The openly-homosexual fashion designer Marc Jacobs has also turned to leather, collaborating with the designer Zana Baynem, whose bondage wear is worn by the likes of Beyonce and Lady Gaga.

Sado-masochism (now re-named BDSM for bondage, domination, sadism, masochism) is the perverse deriving of sexual pleasure from inflicting and receiving pain and humiliation.

The psychological profession once deemed S-M a psycho-sexual disorder because a natural instinct of all human beings and all creatures is to avoid pain, but no longer. The current version of the American psychiatric manual DSM-5 excludes consensual BDSM as a diagnosis when the sexual interests cause no harm or distress. One of the profession’s representative, Dr. Joseph Merlino, author and psychiatry adviser to the New York Daily News, said in an interview that a sadomasochistic relationship, as long as it is consensual, is not a psychological problem. Merlino must be unclear on the meaning of folie á deux.

So whip and flail away, and be happy! /sarc

After the book was first published in May 2011, Fifty Shades of Grey became an instant hit. Daily Mail says the bondage book is “credited with rekindling the lives of U.S. women” — which is another way of saying American women have become so jaded by “ordinary” sex, they now turn to the infliction and receiving of pain and humiliation to “jazz up” their sex lives.

The sheeple’s reaction to Fifty Shades of Grey is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of an increasingly depraved America.

Ever heard of the Southern Decadence Festival?

The festival is one of America’s most notorious celebrations of sodomy, public sex acts, prostitution, drunkenness, and worse. But the Southern Decadence Festival is by no means the only such festival. According to the Autumn Gay Pride Calendar, decadence festivals are held across post-Christian America and Western Europe, as well as in Canada, Brazil, Belarus, Ireland, Scotland, S. Africa, India, Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, China, and Australia.

Writing for Patriot Action, Linda Kimball laments that:

“The decent, God-fearing, family loving America poignantly captured on canvas by Norman Rockwell is dead, or nearly so. In its place is ancient Carthage, a brash, devil-worshipping, pleasure-seeking, drunken, obscenely libidinous freak-show.”

Carthage, a city in today’s Tunisia, was the capital of the ancient Carthaginian empire, as well as the 4th most important city of the later Roman empire. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle considered the city to have one of the best governing institutions in the world, along with those of the Greek states of Sparta and Crete.

By the time of St. Augustine (354-430), Carthage had become depraved and rotten — porn-fueled, sexually obsessed, rampant sexually transmitted diseases, jealousy, suspicion, paranoia, hate, mental illness, sexual sadism, murder and crime. As Augustine wrote in The Confessions of St Augustine, “I came to Carthage, and all around me in my ears were the sizzling and frying of unholy loves.”

By the 5th century, Carthage had fallen to the Vandals; then conquered by Muslims in the 7th century.

In his book, Judaism’s Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism And Then Christianity Rejected Homosexuality, Dennis Prager wrote:

Human sexuality, especially male sexuality…is utterly wild. Men have had sex with women…men…little girls and young boys…a single partner…large groups…immediate family members…animals…inanimate objects…by dressing in women’s garments…through urinating and defecating on each other…by watching other humans be tortured…by fondling children…by looking at pictures of bodies or parts of bodies. Not all have been condoned…but many have, and all illustrate what the unchannelled sex drive can lead to.

The simple truth is that human sexuality needs to be properly channeled. Proper channeling leads to civility, safety, trust, and true social progress. But when the sex genie is unleashed, as is the situation throughout America and the West, things begin to go terribly wrong, as evidenced by the growing plague of public sex acts, serial killers, rapists, sado-masochists, pederasts, pedophiles and other predators preying upon Americans and their children. America has sunk so low that even young children sexually prey on other children. In fact, sex crimes are more frequent and more evil than ever.

In a 2003 book, Sex Related Homicide And Death Investigation, retired NYPD lieutenant commander Vernon Geberth, observed that,

sex related cases I am encountering today (as a consultant) are more frequent, vicious, and despicable than I ever experienced as a homicide cop…. There are more serial killers today.

Geberth recounts case after brutally horrible case wherein the most unspeakable evils are perpetrated upon women, boys, and girls before their lives are snuffed out. Geberth had this to say about sexual fantasies, and how they can become aberrant:

“….development of bizarre sexual images involving grotesque unnatural distortions of sexual imagery…is reinforced through repetition, illustrated by the use of sadistic porn and fantasy stories…(of) sexual sadism. Sadistic fantasies…may involve activities that indicate…dominance…over the victim…. This case involved Cameron Hooker… (whose) fantasy was to dominate and torture nude women…his fantasies were fueled by an extensive collection of hard-core porn.” (pp. 23 and 741)

In his address, “Pornography, Depicted Violence, And Crime,” on March 16, 1991, Richard M. Reade, prosecutor of the State of Victoria, Australia, said that in his opinion, “the serious problem our community faces (is) a result of porn…made freely available.” Reade describes in graphic, horrifying details, a sadistically brutal attack upon a 31 year old woman. On being arrested the sadist said,

“I have been reading books on bondage and I felt a strong urge to act out what was in the books…. I knew it was wrong but couldn’t help myself…. It’s those bondage books…those rotten books!”

[Source: Robert Peters, The Link Between Pornography and Violent Crimes (Free Republic, 2004).]

In his book, The American Sex Revolution, Pitirim Sorokin described the morally depraved, sexually decadent social conditions in the Old Kingdom of Egypt 4,500 years ago, just before its collapse:

“Sexual anarchy assumed extreme forms and spread through a large part of the population. Side by side with an increase of sexual perversions, a shameless sexual promiscuity also greatly increased. They seduced members of the same family. Relations between father and daughter…son and mother…Adultery, rape…prostitution greatly increased…homosexual love entered the mores of the population…all the aberrations of morbid eroticism…unnatural relations, flagellations, and sodomy.” (p. 93)

Does that sound familiar?

St. Augustin’s description of ancient Carthage and Sorokin’s portrait of the decadence of ancient Egypt also depict post-Christian America and the West today.

St. Augustine defined evil to be the absence or privation of good. He warned that “a privation of good…can continue to the point where a thing ceases to exist altogether.”

But I doubt the millions of Americans who will flock to movie theaters for Fifty Shades of Grey will heed his warning.

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UPDATE (Feb. 11, 2015):

From USA Today‘s review of the movie 50 Shades of Grey:

Fifty Shades glamorizes sexual violence, implying that women seek to be controlled. What goes on between consenting adults on equal footing is one thing, but the power imbalance here is striking, especially given that Fifty Shades and its two sequels were written by a middle-aged woman. Another woman, Sam Taylor-Johnson, directed the film and a female screenwriter, Kelly Marcel, faithfully adapted the novel to the screen. In the wake of rising rates of sexual assault on college campuses, in the military and elsewhere….”

~Éowyn

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give

This is a speech that Dennis Prager  ( Radio Talk show Host)  gave.  He did not deliver to a school audience, just as a monologue on his show one night.

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He said this would be first speech he would give if he was a principal.

By Dennis Prager,

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal, and honored to be so.

There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the  ideas
that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity — your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.

This is an American public  school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America , one of its three central values —
epluribus Unum, “from many, one.” And this school will be guided by America’s values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism — an unhealthy preoccupation with the self — while the purpose of  education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America ‘s citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you  leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here — it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English — but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor , everything in this school will reflect learning’s elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school’s property — whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can’t speak without using the f -word, you can’t speak. By obscene language, I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as “Nigger,” even when used by one black student to address another black, or “bitch,” even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem
will be attained in only one way — the way people attained it until decided
otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One immediate consequence is
that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue… There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you  graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate — to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of
our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.

Furthermore the speech has been checked out at truth or fiction below.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/h/high-school-principal-speech.htm#.URuVjh1EFVs

~Steve   ~                                      H/T    My Pal   Jean

How the Left Harm America’s Moral Character

Dennis Prager has an excellent article that perfectly explains why liberals are narcissists — a conclusion I’ve arrived at from experience and observation.

~Eowyn

The liberal entitlement mentality

Ten Ways Progressive Policies Harm Society’s Moral Character

Dennis Prager – July 19, 2011

While liberals are certain about the moral superiority of liberal policies, the truth is that those policies actually diminish a society’s moral character. Many individual liberals are fine people, but the policies they advocate tend to make a people worse. Here are 10 reasons:

1. The bigger the government, the less the citizens do for one another. If the state will take care of me and my neighbors, why should I? This is why Western Europeans, people who have lived in welfare states far longer than Americans have, give less to charity and volunteer less time to others than do Americans of the same socioeconomic status.

The greatest description of American civilization was written in the early 19th century by the Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville. One of the differences distinguishing Americans from Europeans that he most marveled at was how much Americans — through myriad associations — took care of one another. Until President Franklin Roosevelt began the seemingly inexorable movement of America toward the European welfare state — vastly expanded later by other Democratic presidents — Americans took responsibility for one another and for themselves far more than they do today. Churches, Rotary Clubs, free-loan societies and other voluntary associations were ubiquitous. As the state grew, however, all these associations declined. In Western Europe, they have virtually all disappeared.

2. The welfare state, though often well intended, is nevertheless a Ponzi scheme. Conservatives have known this for generations. But now, any honest person must acknowledge it. The welfare state is predicated on collecting money from today’s workers in order to pay for those who paid in before them. But today’s workers don’t have enough money to sustain the scheme, and there are too few of them to do so. As a result, virtually every welfare state in Europe, and many American states, like California, are going broke.

3. Citizens of liberal welfare states become increasingly narcissistic. The great preoccupations of vast numbers of Brits, Frenchmen, Germans and other Western Europeans are how much vacation time they will have and how early they can retire and be supported by the state.

4. The liberal welfare state makes people disdain work. Americans work considerably harder than Western Europeans, and contrary to liberal thought since Karl Marx, work builds character.

5. Nothing more guarantees the erosion of character than getting something for nothing. In the liberal welfare state, one develops an entitlement mentality — another expression of narcissism. And the rhetoric of liberalism — labeling each new entitlement a “right” — reinforces this sense of entitlement.

6. The bigger the government, the more the corruption. As the famous truism goes, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Of course, big businesses are also often corrupt. But they are eventually caught or go out of business. The government cannot go out of business. And unlike corrupt governments, corrupt businesses cannot print money and thereby devalue a nation’s currency, and they cannot arrest you.

7. The welfare state corrupts family life. Even many Democrats have acknowledged the destructive consequences of the welfare state on the underclass. It has rendered vast numbers of males unnecessary to females, who have looked to the state to support them and their children (and the more children, the more state support) rather than to husbands. In effect, these women took the state as their husband.

8. The welfare state inhibits the maturation of its young citizens into responsible adults. As regards men specifically, I was raised, as were all generations of American men before me, to aspire to work hard in order to marry and support a wife and children. No more. One of the reasons many single women lament the prevalence of boy-men — men who have not grown up — is that the liberal state has told men they don’t have to support anybody. They are free to remain boys for as long as they want.

And here is an example regarding both sexes. The loudest and most sustained applause I ever heard was that of college students responding to a speech by President Barack Obama informing them that they would now be covered by their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26.

9. As a result of the left’s sympathetic views of pacifism and because almost no welfare state can afford a strong military, European countries rely on America to fight the world’s evils and even to defend them.

10. The leftist weltanschauung [worldview] sees society’s and the world’s great battle as between rich and poor rather than between good and evil. Equality therefore trumps morality. This is what produces the morally confused liberal elites that can venerate a Cuban tyranny with its egalitarian society over a free and decent America that has greater inequality.

None of this matters to progressives. Against all this destructiveness, they will respond not with arguments to refute these consequences of the liberal welfare state, but by citing the terms “social justice” and “compassion,” and by labeling their opponents “selfish” and worse.

If you want to feel good, liberalism is awesome. If you want to do good, it is largely awful.