“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Saturday, March 31, 2007

PETA - Serving the Creature,

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. Romans 1:20 thru 1:25

Here's PETA summed up in a nutshell:

The madness of the animal rights movement
David Kupelinan, World Net Daily
Elevating animals up to the level of human beings -- as actor Steven Segal, one of PETA's celebrity advocates, puts it, "We have to view all life as equal" -- is a round about way of saying that human beings are no more than animals and therefore have no souls.

Why would anyone deny that human beings have a soul, you might ask. Why would that notion that we have a divine spark within us be repugnant? After all, whatever goodness we humans can muster, whatever kindness and consideration we have for each other, is based on the fact that we know we are dealing with another soul. If we are faithful to our spouse, honorable in business, truthful to each other, willing to sacrifice for our children - whatever we consider to be virtuous and noble is tied up in this conviction that we are more than animals, that we are spiritual beings also, esteemed by God.

For many, there is a great comfort and "freedom" in believing that there is no soul, because if there is no soul, there is no God, no divine judgment, no accountability -- you get the picture. We're animals, so we act like animals, we do what animals do. They eat each other, mate in the street, run around naked - kind of like the '60s again, with "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll."

The radical animal rights folks are exactly like the multiculturalists. Do you think the multiculturalists really care about Eskimo music or how the Ubangis make their lips as big as pancakes? Do they really care that much about cultures that worship rats, cows and sex organs? No, their interest is not really in elevating other cultures, nor in celebrating diversity.

Their interest is in tearing down Western civilization, in denying God, in denying the immortal soul of man -- denying that we will be judged one day by One greater than us.

In the same way, the animal rights radicals don't really love animals. They don't even know the meaning of the word love. They just want to be their own gods. And the way you become your own god in this life is to deny the real One.

Animal-rights radicals loathe the idea of man having an immortal soul, of his being superior to the animals, because if we are superior to animals it is because we have a soul, and that reality makes us subservient to something greater than ourselves. And, as I said, some people just want to be their own god.

Besides, many people just don't get along with other people. After all, people give you a hard time, they can criticize you, they can even tell you the truth when you don't want to hear it. Animals never do that.


  1. A proud member of PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals.

    Blood and Gore YouTube Special: PETA member hugs a Tasmanian Devil

    "If you choose to eat tree bark, that's fine." - Ted Nugent to PETA rep

    Liberal hypocrisy: PETA is *AGAINST* AIDS research if it kills a rat. "I've lost too many friends to AIDS." - Melissa Etheridge, FORMER PETA member

    Veni, Vidi, Vealy -- I Came, I Ate, I Angered PETA

    "PETA is willing to let a human die to save a rabbit." - T.Rosta,LIFEbeat

    Save a lab rat - inject a PETA member instead.

  2. Save AlgoresRhythms,
    Buy Carbon Credits.

  3. After the President spoke of his coming veto of the Emergency Funding Bill, which is not yet in Conference Committee.

    This retired Marine and newly elected Congressman made the following remarks, as the Democratic reply.

    How it plays against the GOP claims of pork will determine the much of what happens next.

    He does not hold back in stating their position in the coming fight.

    How's it going to play in Peoria?

    This is the text of retired Lt. Col. Andrew Horne's response for the Democratic Party:

    "Good Morning.

    "I’m Andrew Horne, coming to you from Louisville, Ky. I served in the United States Marine Corps for 27 years, including time in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and then again in 2004 and 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I am proud of my service, and very proud of those men and women currently in harm’s way who are doing their best in a terribly difficult situation.

    "When I deployed to Iraq, I believed what the President and his advisors said about the necessity of the war. I believed that the decision-makers in Washington would make sure we had everything we needed to get the job done, and we wouldn’t be there any longer than we absolutely had to. What I saw there changed my mind.

    "I saw troops riding in Humvees without the proper armor and units dangerously undermanned for the mission they were asked to accomplish. Most importantly, I saw that while we won every battle, there was little good we could do militarily unless the Iraqis took responsibility for resolving their political differences. Yet no one in Washington offered benchmarks for success that would motivate the Iraqis to resolve their differences and lead us home.

    "In short, the Commander-in-Chief has failed to properly lead the troops, and previous Congresses didn’t ask the tough questions, or demand accountability. The result is the mess we are in today.

    "This week, the majority in Congress has taken the lead in providing for our troops. Supplemental spending bills passed by the House and Senate provide a much-needed change in the President’s Iraq policy. This legislation also provides billions for our troops, giving them the proper protection and training they need to survive in Iraq, as well as funds to fix Walter Reed, provide health care to our troops and veterans, and research and heal traumatic brain injuries that many troops suffered.

    "Some of the top generals who served this nation with honor have endorsed what the House and Senate passed. The bills closely mirror what was proposed by the non-partisan Iraq Study Group that was appointed by President Bush. I know my fellow troops are eager to get what the bills provide.

    "At the same time, these bills both demand something that previous Congresses did not – accountability from the administration. Both bills demand that the President continue to verify that we are moving Iraq towards stability, and that we are on track to disengage our combat troops from the Iraqi Civil War by 2008.

    "Accountability is something this administration has demanded of everyone else. Go to the website of the White House, and put in a search for the word “accountability.” What comes up is a list of nearly 2,000 pages on the site that mention the word.

    "Right there in the President’s first major policy proposal, the first bullet point in the brief on the No Child Left Behind Act reads: “Increase Accountability for Student Performance: States, districts and schools that improve achievement will be rewarded. Failure will be sanctioned.”

    "It's ironic that an administration that has touted its commitment to tying accountability to funding for things like schools or social programs is so opposed to any performance evaluation itself, especially with American lives on the line.

    "Both Houses of Congress have done their jobs and will soon finish a bill that will provide for the troops. When they’re done, the only person who could keep funds from reaching troops would be the President. If the President vetoes this bill because he doesn’t want to formally demonstrate progress in Iraq, never in the history of war would there be a more blatant example of a Commander-in-Chief undermining the troops. There is absolutely no excuse for the President to withhold funding for the troops, and if he does exercise a veto, Congress must side with the troops and override it.

    "As a loyal Marine who loves my country and my fellow troops and veterans, I ask you, Mr. President, please do not withhold funding from our troops because you are afraid to change course and show progress in Iraq.

    "Thank you, and good afternoon.''

  4. Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday urged Germany, as holder of the European Union presidency, to play the "hoped-for role" in efforts aimed at advancing the peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to an official statement.

    The monarch made the remarks during talks with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, where she arrived earlier Saturday at the outset of a regional tour.

    "King Abdullah underscored the importance of Germany playing the hoped-for role in efforts aimed at building upon the momentum that emerged from the Arab summit conference with a view to moving the Middle East peace process out of the present deadlock," a royal court statement said.

    "The Arab countries have committed themselves to playing a positive role in the peace process by adopting an Arab initiative that seeks to establish just and comprehensive peace which meets the interests of the two sides of the Middle East conflict," the statement quoted the monarch as telling Merkel.

    He urged Germany "as EU chairman to convince Israel to seize this opportunity."

    The Arab leaders, who concluded a landmark summit in Riyadh on Thursday, resumed the Arab Peace Initiative that was endorsed for the first time by the Arab summit in Beirut in 2002.

    They also agreed to launch a campaign for presenting to the world's leading capital the blueprint, which offers to extend recognition to Israel by all Arab states after it pulls out from all Arab areas it occupied in the 1967 war, including Jerusalem and finding a "just solution" to the problem of Palestinian refugees.

  5. “DJ's Battalion Sergeant Major, Joseph Ellis (a recon Marine of 23 years), suspected that a bomber was approaching and put himself between the bomber and his Marines.”

    From Blackfive


  6. Yeah, the Riyadh summit was a convincing exercise in democracy.

    No need to talk to those troublesome Jews

    “There's only one appropriate response in this situation, and it's one the "peace proponents" are eminently equipped to accept. If there's one thing more common than Arab/Muslim government hypocricy in that region, it's sand for them to go pound.”


  7. bobalharb,

    Recently, you referenced Jean-Paul Sarte, atheist, communist, and existentialist.

    Do you think it ever occurred to Sarte that had he been born in time for the First Crusade he might well have been a tonsured flagellant?

  8. Allen,

    Did Condi send in her approval, or was she in attendance?

  9. bobalharb,

    re: Sarte

    Like most messianics, was Sarte looking for the great man in all the wrong places?

  10. Israel Warns of Hamas Military Buildup in Gaza

    The Palestinian faction is building tunnels and bunkers and smuggling in missiles and explosives, officials said.
    In Middle East, Bush Team Reboards the Clintonian Shuttle

  11. Scathing Karzai assessment of Pakistan, re: Taliban

    "The Ally of My Ally is My Enemy"

    Video, NY Times, FrontPage

  12. Also, on March 27, Major Hamza, an Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) agent assigned to tracking al Qaeda in Pakistan, and Subedar Saeedur Rehmanan, Hamza's deputy, were murdered in Bajaur province along with two other ISI officials. Hamza and his team were traveling incognito and according to Alexis Debat, were hunting Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command.

    Mr. Debat's Pakistani military sources told him "they believe 'elements close to al Qaeda' carried out the hit on the four officers" and "denied the attack was an 'inside job' aided or carried out by rogue ISI officials sympathetic to al Qaeda." However "Pakistani officials conceded the attackers knew closely-held details of the men's journey, including the timing of the men's trip, their route and their purpose."

    The evidence certainly points to an "inside job." The rental car was identified by two masked men on motorcycle, who attacked with grenades and assault rifles. Hamza and Rehmanan, the two prime targets, were the first two killed. Days later, Pakistani police arrested 11 suspects in the Hamza murder, including two ISI agents. Pakistani military claims that the ISI was not involved ring hollow, as Hamid Gul's hidden hand is at work to eliminate men like Major Hamza from the service.

    Bill Roggio

  13. Buddy Larsen used to counter with evidence of the markets lack of concern about Paki stability.
    'Course folks that get good at tracking Contrary Indicators make a good living.
    Markets ain't infallible.
    ...also, that was 2 years ago, wonder where the money is going now?