There are many critics of this site. However, we honestly do not care what they think. They are free to comment as they please. We seldom if ever ban anyone and those few individuals who are banned were banned for criminal conduct, with one exception. Uptown Steve was banned because
he promised to leave if we proved a point. The point was proven and he is held to his word.
Apparently Ren thinks my anti-communism is an act. He wants to start a joint blog. Unlike some of the others I take anti communism seriously. We do not allow them in our ranks even when they agree with us. Their fantasies of a popular front may be tolerated by those less familiar with the crimes of Communists.
Communists are the mortal enemy of all decent folks on the planet. There are those who seek solace in the myth that Brand X communism has nothing to do with the historical record. The myth is quite humorous when the savior is the mass murderer and war criminal Leon Trotsky.
Sadly, there was no Nuremberg trial for Trotsky. Justice was served via Stalinist ice pick and his followers hold him up to be a visionary. Trotsky was perhaps the only victim of Stalin who deserved his fate. The rest of us should view the death of Trotsky as mafia justice. Mafioso like Communists kill their own quite frequently. However, any comparison of your local hard working mafia type to lazy communists is an insult to organized criminals everywhere.
I want to stress that the realities of Communism render all other associations irrelevant. Communism is a pseudo religious cult and this point has been made by Toynbee amongst others.
While men and women of faith like Justin, TMW and Junglemom serve their faith there is no incongruity between their identities as Christians and Americans. Serving the poor and troubled is a Christian calling and Christianity does recognize the division between the theological and civil
spheres of governance. All people are held accountable to minimal standards of behavior, from Kings to the peasant. Even the insane Kahanists do not advocate replacing the US government with a Jewish variant of theocracy.
As an American, utopians of all stripes disgust me. Respect is reserved for those who respect our
systems. Thus a Rob Bayn who is to my left is just an American with whom I disagree. Rob and I both share a common desire for our country to prosper. We are both proud Americans and share a common respect for the Constitution, values and history.
A utopian seeks to impose his criminal delusions on the rest of us. Thus Nazis seek their race based utopia by eliminationalism of inferiors. Commies seek a class based variant of this delusion and have killed, lied and stolen to further their utopia. Commies have proven to be almost as obsessed with Jews as Nazis and the Arab street. The popular front requires tapping into the groundswell of extreemist anti-semitism. Jihadis have their own variant and advocate modern Jim Crow.
If one was serious about helping the poor there is no better example than Junglemom who has dedicated her life to this. Moreover, there is a decided difference between a Jams O'Donnel or even to a lesser degree a Beatroot and a souless power mad type like Ren or the amicable but deranged Troutsky.
We do not work with Commies here. We use them as comedic props at times as they are funnier
than rubber chickens and have lower IQs.
Beamish in 08