Category Archives: War & Conquest

Now Trapped in the Material

We are now trapped in the material realm, thus for an age the test has shifted from obedience to deduction.

There is still enough divinity in us, though it be a muted fraction, to enable us to recognize its origin lies outside the material universe.

That part of you that doesn’t seem to belong in time, space, energy and matter — doesn’t.

That pebble in your shoe is your soul. You aren’t supposed to step on it, as if you could crush it. No, you are meant to stand on it to get a better view.

We all feel it. We all sense it, and have from our earliest moments on this Earth: we’re passing through.

Do you have the courage to peek through the window in your prison cell and see all that lies beyond the concrete and barbwire that surrounds you? It is amazing how many prisoners don’t even look outside any more: they have forgotten the glare of sunlight and the heat of the sun.

All the orphans who deny this do not pass the audition.

The children do.

Come to Light.

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Victor Davis Hanson – How a Border War in Europe Led to WWII


Victor Davis Hanson, the Wayne and Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History at Hillsdale College, is also a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of classics emeritus at California State University, Fresno.

Dr. Hanson earned his B.A. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and his Ph.D. in classics from Stanford University. In 2007, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal, and in 2008, he received the Bradley Prize.

He is a columnist for National Review Online and for Tribune Media Services, and has published in several journals and newspapers, including Commentary, the Claremont Review of Books, The New Criterion, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. Dr. Hanson has written or edited numerous books, including Wars of the Ancient Greeks and A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War.

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.

They Themselves Ordain’d Their Fall

Such I created all the ethereal Powers
And Spirits, both them who stood, and them who fail’d;
Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell.
Not free, what proof could they have given sincere
Of true allegiance, constant faith or love,
Where only what they needs must do appear’d,
Not what they would? what praise could they receive?
What pleasure I from such obedience paid,
When will and reason (reason also is choice)
Useless and vain, of freedom both despoil’d,
Made passive both, had serv’d necessity,
Not me. They therefore, as to right belong’d,
So were created, nor can justly accuse
Their Maker, or their making, or their fate,
As if predestination over-rul’d
Their will dispos’d by absolute decree
Or high foreknowledge they themselves decreed
Their own revolt, not I; if I foreknew,
Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault,
Which had no less proved certain unforeknown.
So without least impulse or shadow of fate,
Or aught by me immutably foreseen,
They trespass, authors to themselves in all
Both what they judge, and what they choose; for so
I form’d them free: and free they must remain,
Till they enthrall themselves; I else must change
Their nature, and revoke the high decree
Unchangeable, eternal, which ordain’d
Their freedom: they themselves ordain’d their fall.

ACLJ Files U.N. Submission Demanding Immediate Appointment of “Special Adviser” to Begin Process of Protecting Christians from Genocide in Iraq

There remains a mass humanitarian crisis in the Middle East where Christians have been terrorized, attacked, and brutally murdered in an atrocious genocide. We’re taking action.

Christians have been forced from their homes, barbarically slaughtered, tortured, and denied critical aid. As one young survivor who was viciously abused and tormented bluntly put it, “We cried to the U.N. . . . but nobody came to help us. Today, the village is surrounded by mass graves.” Now we have once again taken these victims’ harrowing stories to the U.N. Human Rights Council.

As we’ve reported, even while weakened and losing ground in Iraq, ISIS genocidal against Christians and other religious minorities continues to impact the region. Christians attempting to return home and start their lives over in Iraq have found the region is still deadly, and have been forced to flee again.

Through our international affiliate with consultative status at the U.N., the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ), we have just filed a vital written submissions to the U.N. Human Rights Council demanding that the U.N. recognize the genocide in Iraq and Syria and protect Christians and other religious minorities returning to their homes.

As our submission on the genocide in Iraq and Syria stated:

The actions ISIS has been carrying out against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria clearly embody the definition of genocide as enshrined in the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

ISIS’s systematic pattern of widespread murder and sexual abuse has forced thousands of Christians to flee from Iraq. These acts are leading to the wholesale destruction of Christians as a group in the region. Massive deportations, widespread killings, and countless rapes may be construed as steps in the process of “gradual weakening of the population” that will result in a religious cleansing of all Christians from ISIS controlled territories.

Previously we have told you about U.N. Security Council Resolution 2379, which establishes a mechanism to finally start collecting evidence of genocide (the first step in protecting its victims), and the subsequent passage of the Terms of Reference. As stated in the Terms of Reference, the Secretary-General of the U.N. shall appoint a “Special Adviser” to over see an Investigative Team which “shall support domestic efforts to hold the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) . . . accountable by collecting, preserving and storing evidence in Iraq.”

We reminded the U.N. Human Rights Council how vital this resolution is and that they should work to ensure that this “critical mission begin without delay.” Our submission stated:

This is only the beginning step in a long overdue process. This council and all Member States must demand that the Special Adviser be appointed immediately. It will take time for the Investigative Team to collect and preserve the evidence of the ISIS genocide. Meanwhile, the victims are still suffering, and while ISIS is now on the run, the damage that has resulted from the ISIS genocide has created a massive humanitarian crisis. In order to provide for the lasting resettlement of Christians and other ethnic minorities there are two actions that the U.N. must take immediately.

Our submission went on to point out how essential it is that the world’s leaders publicly acknowledge the actions of ISIS as genocide in order to provide for the security and assistance needed for the victims to return home.

A declaration of genocide is necessary because it opens up avenues of aid that are otherwise unavailable to the victims of the ISIS genocide and the U.N. can begin to take the steps necessary to halt the genocide and fulfill its responsibility to protect the victims.

We have a moral obligation to act for innocent Christians living under the threat of terror and genocide all over the world. We’re expanding our Persecution Project to protect Christians. We also recently filed a submission with the U.N. Human Rights Council highlighting the horrific plight of Christians facing barbarically brutal persecution in Nigeria.

We have gone to the U.N. to tell the stories of Christian tragedy. We’re forcing the international community to pay attention. We’re insisting that they act.

We’re making a tremendous impact, and reaching key leaders in the international community, but there is still much work to do. We need YOU.

Join over 700,000 others. Demand protection for Christians from the scourge of genocide today.

Original article: ACLJ Files U.N. Submission Demanding Immediate Appointment of “Special Adviser”


The Far Left, and sadly many democrats, shriek when a single Islamic terrorist is killed by return fire (you know, from the people he is trying to murder) but always remain deathly quiet when Christians are being slaughtered wholesale around the world.

Why?

Because the Far Left has more in common with imperial theocracies than the soft kingdom of Jesus Christ, whom they detest as their supreme political enemy.

Jesus knows His own:

“‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

Gospel of Matthew 15:8

Dickinson: The King of Kings Bestows Rights, Not the State

To talk of your “charter” gentlemen, on this occasion, is but weakening the cause by relying on false aids. Your opinion on this head seems to be borrowed from the doctrine of the unhappy Stuarts. They thought, or pretended to think, all the liberties of the subject were mere favours granted by charters from the crown. Of consequence, all claims of liberties not expressly mentioned in those charters, were regarded as invasions of the prerogative, which according to them, was a power vested in the prince, they could not tell how, for no better purpose than to do as he pleased. But what said the nation? They asserted, that the royal charters were declarations but not gifts of liberties, made as occasions required, on those points in which they were most necessary, without enumerating the rest; and that the prerogative was a power vested in one for the benefit of all.

Kings or parliaments could not give the rights essential to happiness, as you confess those invaded by the Stamp Act to be. We claim them from a Higher source—from the King of kings, and Lord of all the earth. They are not annexed to us by parchments and seals. They are created in us by the decrees of Providence, which establish the laws of our nature. They are born with us; exist with us; and cannot be taken from us by any human power, without taking our lives. In short, they are founded on the immutable maxims of reason and justice. It would be an insult on the divine Majesty to say, that he has given or allowed any man or body of men a right to make me miserable If no man or body of men has such a right, I have a right to be happy. If there can be no happiness without freedom, I have a right to be free. If I cannot enjoy freedom without security of property, I have a right to be thus secured. If my property cannot be secure, in case others over whom I have no kind of influence may take it from me by taxes, under pretense of the public good, and for enforcing their demands, may subject me to arbitrary, expensive, and remote jurisdictions, I have an exclusive right to lay taxes on my own property, either by myself or those I can trust; of necessity to judge in such instances of the public good; and to be exempt from such jurisdictions.—But no man can be secure in his property, who is “liable to impositions, that have Nothing BUT THE WILL OF THE IMPOSTERS to direct them in the measure;” and that make “JUSTICE TO CROUCH UNDER THEIR LOAD.”

Thus you prove, gentlemen, that the fatal act you allude to in these expressions, is destructive of our property, our freedom, our happiness: that it is inconsistent with reason and justice; and subversive of those sacred rights which GOD himself from the infinity of his benevolence has bestowed upon mankind.

John Dickinson. “The Writings of John Dickinson: Political Writings, 1764-1774,” Volume 1, p. 260-264.

Original article: The King of Kings Bestows Rights… Not the State

Sodom & Gomorrah Destroyed by a Meteoritic Airburst EvenT by Dr. Steven Collins

Then the Lord rained down burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah out of the heavens. Thus He overthrew those cities and the entire plain, destroying all those living in the cities—and also the vegetation in the land.

Genesis 19:24,25

It is all stranger than you think.

Time to expand your imagination.