On the U.S. and the U.K. Slouching Towards the Shores of Totalitarianism and Why We Need Grown-Ups

Phyllis Beveridge

I rarely wander un-chaperoned into the mine-field of British politics because I am not an historian per se and not a Brit. But on occasion a blog reader from the U.K.* will enlighten me as to what is happening in the struggling Brexit Movement by sending over articles from those who are British historians and political analysts and by sharing his “on the scene” observations.

The news from the other side of the Atlantic is complex, to say the least, involving the various leaders and political entities who comprise the British Parliament with its  varying views on the Movement. However, there are certain similarities between our disparate political systems. This post reflects on one that I would put this way:

Where are the grown-ups when we desperately need them?

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Part 3: “Then they came (for my ancestors)”–Danger! Same Old Same NEW Socialism

Phyllis Beveridge

Introduction, Part 1 and Part 2

Section 1: Article Review, “The God that Failed…Over and Over Again,”

The article featured in this first section of Part 3 is an essay from American Thinker, online edition, March 15, 2019, written by Lee Edwards. The author’s premise is that Socialism (and variations thereof), for all its political power, resembles a religion, a god, if you will.

While some may disagree with the analogy, Edwards makes the compelling point that Socialism’s adherents resemble religious zealots.

Why?

He explains in his own question/answer format: Continue reading

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Part 2: “Then they came for (my ancestors)”–Real, Then; Warnings, Again

Phyllis Beveridge

Introduction to this series, below.

Two Recent Video Testimonies–and Warnings

The antisemitic tweets and remarks by Muslim-American Ilhan Omar, Democrat from Minnesota and recently elected to the United States House of Representatives, remarks many argue she did not sincerely apologize for, continues to greatly concern Americans, particularly Jewish-Americans who understand Sharia law with its severe antisemitism. Continue reading

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On The “Mind of Philosophers” (?) and the “Mind of Christ” (!)

Phyllis Beveridge

On the Mind of Philosophers (?)

I attended a lecture last night given by a very bright and earnest young philosophy professor.

I had forgotten how it is when you attend lectures on philosophy by very bright, earnest young professors (even very bright old ones). The talks are part old information, part information contradicting the first part, and part new philosophical terms to add to the mix in order to understand the Big Questions in life. Few answers, it seems to me, are ever really agreed upon. Continue reading

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Five-Word Proof of God’s Love

Phyllis Beveridge

Consider–or not–free will.

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See also here, here, here, and here.

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“Intersectionality”=MULTIPLY and Conquer (and How to Counter)

Phyllis Beveridge

Intersectionality?

Have you been puzzled by the latest hip political term “intersectionality”?

In the ever-morphing and expanding lexicon of political terms–and their ramifications– intersectionality is the “theory of interlocking oppressions that states that those who are most marginalized in society are those who fall under multiple forms of minority social stratification, such as class, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, disability, gender, and gender identity.”

(And the more the groups one belongs to, the greater the marginalization/oppression.)

The term sounds like a lot of political gobbledygook to people still trying to employ logic and critical analysis to address the ills of society, but intersectionality is an  important new term because it defines (and codifies) the invention of a whole new (multi-faceted) category of oppressed people. Continue reading

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On Our Turn to Run the Race For Such a Time as This

Phyllis Beveridge

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. (Hebrews 12:1, NIV)

Beneath my fingertips just now, typing out  these very letters, is an incredible technological masterpiece I tend to take for granted: my laptop–the “publishing” mechanism my forebears in the writing ministry could have only dreamed of because they could not even have imagined it in their waking hours. Continue reading

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On the State of “Inch-by-Inch” Socialism/Communism Takeover in America

Source: Breitbart Online, 2/28/2019

“Monica Crowley: ‘Only Way’ AOC ‘Can Enforce’ Income Equality ‘Is Through the Barrel of a Gun’

“Fox News contributor and Washington Times columnist Monica Crowley warned of the need for a ‘police state’ to enforce socialist proposals for ‘equality’ from Democrats such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). She discussed left-wing ideology in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak.”

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Part 2: On the Difference Between False and Real Flags of Compassion

From the comment section for yesterday’s blog post on “real and false flags of compassion,” this comment by reader Colin Markham who blogs at Fellowship of St. Peter Continue reading

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On the Difference Between False–and Real–Flags of Compassion

Phyllis Beveridge

On the False Flag  of Compassion

I heard the following new political expression the other day: “false flag of compassion.” It is an extension of the traditional term “false flag,” which means “a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility.”

The new term incorporates the politicization of compassion, i.e., the appearance-only of genuine caring and empathy that is presented to similarly obscure the real motive or intent of some person, operation, or political agenda. Continue reading

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