Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Party at the end of the world

I'm unable to embed the video, it doesn't seem to show up yet. But this is well worth listening to.

https://youtu.be/l91JHc9-FeI

As usual Mark Steyn hits the nail on the head.

Move on, nothing to see here. Just some hedonistic people going to a party on a Saturday night, they have no interest in the boring news that you find all day long at the other end of the radio dial.
But when they found they were locked up for three hours with someone who shot every third person in that club, they realised they were at a party at the end of the world.







Monday, June 13, 2016

Orlando, Florida - are guns the problem?


In reality, the motivation for the jihad is quite clear, but Barack Obama doesn’t want to acknowledge that, because to do so would force him to confront the reality of Islamic teaching regarding gays.
https://www.jihadwatch.org/2016/06/robert-spencer-in-frontpage-ramadan-in-orlando-50-dead-53-wounded


A terrible tragedy and already there are calls warning against backlash against the Muslim community (as if that ever happens, everyone is too scared). And of course calls for gun control, because after all it is guns that are the root of the problem.

Being a Canadian, I do have a different opinion on guns than most Americans. However in this case, I am wondering if a security guard or guards had been at that nightclub and had been armed, this terrorist could have been stopped before he completed his killing spree. Many lives might have been saved, if someone there had a gun and could take him out. Just saying ....

The problem is not guns, the problem is Islamic terrorism which President Obama refuses to name. What is his allegiance to the Islamic state? Why is he so protective of the nation of Islam?
The Left’s continuing and now reflexive obfuscation and denial in the wake of every jihad massacre only ensures that there will be many, many more such massacres.  - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch





Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fatherlessness

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I caught a short commercial for a documentary and didn't get the details but the conversation stuck with me. A black American footballer was being interviewed and he was talking about all the games he had played. He said that whenever he walks out onto the field and sees 80,000+ people sitting in the stadium, he always scans the crowd.

I anticipated what he was about to say and was completely taken by surprise when he said 'I am always looking for that one face, my dad, but he is never there.'

So many men are growing up without fathers, both physically and psychologically. And the damage is huge, it may be apparent as in the case of criminal behaviour, or it may be more subtle as in the case of men who cannot accept authority, be it from a boss or another family member. And as I am observing recently, a man without a father will have great difficulty coming to know his heavenly Father and how to trust him. He has never been shown the earthly foreshadowing of that relationship.

When that first relationship is broken, the man is left to face the world on his own or with only the feminine parent who really can't fight these battles for him.

I once heard Dr. Dobson talking about his prison ministry. They decided to give the prisoners mother's day cards to send to their moms. They were overwhelmed by the demand and had to place another order. Almost every prisoner wanted to send his mom a card.  So they thought, reasonably enough, that they should do the same on father's day. So they ordered father's day cards and had them available when that day rolled around.  While they could barely fill the demand for mother's day cards, there was not one single request for a father's day card.

Fatherlessness, it is a plague in our society. And well-meaning legislators try to fill the gap with social programs and government benefits. But nothing can really replace the real dad for a young man growing up without one.








Friday, April 15, 2016

Halifax school situation not being covered by news media


Following up on the story of a Halifax elementary school where parents have complained that their children are being mistreated by new refugee children from Syria, I watched Faith Goldy's show last night on www.therebel.media

Goldy said that, once the Chronicle Herald pulled the story from the paper and put in its place an apology to its readers, no other media has approached either the school staff or the parents of children who made the complaints. No follow up from any news outlet in Halifax. Except for The Rebel, which sent Goldy down to cover the story. Her aim was to speak to parents who had made the complaint to the Herald (which they did after being ignored by the school staff) and she was surprised that two parents spoke to her, along with a grandmother, and one of the children who had been manhandled. The number of people who have contacted the Herald about their children being mistreated has now reached four.

You have to have a subscription to The Rebel to see the video, but it is well worth the $8 per month that it costs. If you balk at paying to get the news, remember that CBC is apparently free to us but only because we give them millions of dollars in our taxes every year. All the other news media have advertisers to pay for their broadcasts. The Rebel doesn't have any of those luxuries and can only continue by soliciting paying subscribers. It is less than 27 cents per day, which I think is a small pittance compared to what Ezra Levant and his crew are trying to do, i.e. bring us the news that the other media won't broadcast or publish.

So it turns out that this physical violence is an everyday occurrence at Chebucto Heights School. And, as the young student says, it is only being perpetrated by Syrian boys on Canadian children at the school, and predominantly on girls.

“If our students, our kids did that to these students it’d be a hate crime. It’d be something bad. And now that we’re addressing the problem cause it’s our kids involved, we’re still the bad guy. There’s no win to it. And everyone’s scared to come forward and say something because of what happened with that article."
-  Missy, mother of two children who have been hit by Syrian refugee students

The story isn't being covered because it doesn't fit the narrative that we are supposed to believe. According to our federal Liberal government, the only victims here are the refugees. If Canadians happen to suffer from the attitudes of those refugees, they should excuse such behaviour and understand that it is due to the trauma they have undergone.

No one disputes that being a refugee is traumatic, and no one denies that the situation the Syrians have left is horrific. But we cannot ignore what is seen to be happening here which is that they bring with them a different world view, particularly with regards to women. Ignoring the fact that a woman's life is considered half the value of a man's in the Islamic world will not help us here. This is what these children have been taught to believe and this is what is being played out here in their new relationships.

The Rebel's article states that the school was unable to reach the parents of the Syrian children and that they were awaiting translators to come and mediate the discussions they plan to have. The student interviewed said that, in her grade six classroom, her friend does the translating for the teachers. Her friend is a girl who came from Saudi Arabia three years ago and can speak both Arabic and English.

Ignore the story at our peril. Argue that the Chronicle Herald is having a strike at the moment and has had to employ rookie journalists to fill their copy. But Faith Goldy, with the Rebel Media, discovered that the principal of the school would not talk with her, that no other news outlet had been to the school or had contacted those who made the initial complaints, and that her kind of journalism is being labelled right-wing bigotry.

I will side with Goldy and the Rebel. At least, they are willing to cover the news and they have tried to speak with both sides in this story. The refusal of the school board to answer questions and the silence of the Chronicle Herald since they pulled the story speaks volumes about who is covering something up.