Saturday, August 10, 2019

Religion, Nations, and Geopolitical Review: SATURDAY, AUGUST 10

by A. Joseph Lynch
& Past Commentary of Dr. David Pence



In two back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, the topic of race and violence has returned. As Pat Buchanan points out, Democrat presidential contenders quickly jumped on President Trump as a racist and to blame for the El Paso attack by a white supremacist. Beto O'Rourke, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders were also sure to use the "white nationalist" label (rather than "white supremacist") in regards to Trump and the killer. This is because Trump has indeed described himself as a nationalist. What is confused is the fact that there are more kinds of nationalists than racial/white nationalists, and both the presidential candidates and the media at large fail to make the distinction. The problem is that both traditional conservatives and globalist liberals agree on an imperial approach to the world - the conservatives toward the use of armed military conflict and the liberals toward cultural hegemony with military assistance if necessary. Where nationalists like Trump focus on their nation and the self-determination of other nations, ethnic (in this case, white) nationalists tend to use their nationalism as a source of domestic policy with the aim of fostering the success of one ethnic group over others.

In the Weekly Brief of January 19, 2019, Dr. Pence explained this further following a controversy over comments made by Representative Steven King of Iowa:
The House of Representatives in response to comments of Representative Steven King of Iowa, "once again rejects white nationalism and white supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values that define the people of the United States." There was only one dissenter who pushed for a stronger form of condemnation. Rep. King also voted for the resolution. The Republican party stripped King of all his committee assignments. In a long NYTimes interview published Jan. 10, King had asked, "White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization - how did that language become offensive?" No-one pushed for a vote on the concept of western civilization which has become an Anglo-European substitute for Christian civilization that excludes Latin Spain, Orthodox Russia, and anything hinting of black Africa and the perilous Asians rising from China.

The high point of "white nationalism" was the film, Birth of a Nation, by D W Griffith. The 1915 film was a technological breakthrough in movies and a great cultural success. Woodrow Wilson reviewed it inside the White House (Mar. 21, 1915) since he could not be seen publicly at the movies so soon after the passing of his first wife (August, 1914). {Shameless Gossip: he had met Edith Bolling three days before and would propose to her in May of 1915. None of this was made public until Oct. 1915 when they married after the suitable year of mourning.}  D.W. Griffith and many other Americans of that era wanted to overcome the North South divisions of the Civil War by reasserting a white Christian brotherhood as the essence of the American nation.  The film was to white nationalism what Uncle Tom's Cabin was to the Civil War. That film was based on a book called The Clansman and ended with a tribute to Lincoln and a romantic portrait of the KKK. It was a nefarious but powerful argument providing  a poisonous definition of American nationalism that would be the ideology of Southern Democrats for half a century.

Representative King thought several years ago (there is a video of him talking about this) that if a white guy was a nationalist, he was a "white nationalist." It did not mean he thought only whites could be citizens. It was more like being a "white football player." It was an adjective describing the particular player not a limiting term of the corporate group.  His inclusion of white supremacy in his quote is what nailed him and he has joined in condemning that notion. 
For several years, AOA has been arguing that every time a white man like Donald Trump says he is a nationalist, the media go wild and accuse him of "being a white nationalist".  This deliberate demonizing of nationalism is what Representative King was so inelegantly trying to get at in his NY Times interview. His later statements (see below) explaining his real intentions and understanding are eloquent and beautiful. Being a nationalist is a TERRITORIAL definition of loyalty. A white American nationalist is more tied to his fellow black citizen from Georgia than a white Eurocrat like Angela Merkel or a white British intelligence officer like Christopher Steele.

The more we understand our national loyalties, the more we will see we are a Christian civilization-not "the West." "Western civilization" is the term in King's statement that everyone ignored--but it is central to the debate that we are not having. In fact we will see that the alliance of the English speaking white countries: Britain, the US, Canada, and Australia in the name of the West is the ideology that is most set against multiracial American nationalism under God. The "West" is the way the globalist atheists say "us white people." And it was defenders of the "western values" in the Anglosphere  who combined to try to reverse the nationalist election of Donald Trump by the hinterland.  President Trump, the American nationalist, is ready to relate to the multi racial nation men- Eurasian Putin, the Chinese Xi Jinping, the Turkish Recep Erdogan, the Japanese Shinzo Abe, the Korean Kim Jong-un, the Indian Narendra Modi, and the Brazilian Jair Bolsonaro.  The "western alliance" of white security agencies correctly saw that Donald Trump, the American nationalist, was a threat to the status of Britain in the Anglo alliance which was using American soldiers to carry out the foreign policy of globalists and a few other countries (e.g. Saudi Arabia and Israel) who knew how to play the game.  Do we need a discussion about race, religion, the nation and the West? For sure!! Should we start by condemning white supremacy? Great idea! Now let's continue the conversation. 
American Nationalism is the antidote to racism not its expression. As Rep King said "every person is made in the image and likeness of God" and our nation is built on that spiritual principal. That would be a great resolution for the House of Representatives. The American nation is a corporate territorial community that bows to the Sovereignty of God and holds up the sacredness of every human person. We are all nationalists on that proposition. The scapegoating of the man from Iowa was an act of virtue signaling, moral posturing and mob hatred fed by such courageous Republican statesmen as Liz Cheney and Mitt Romney and led by such moral hate mongers as Maxine Waters. We need to define what we love to restore our political community. Maybe the House could put forth a nationalist unity proposal. Representative King would vote for such a resolution. Would all his accusers?


THE SURVEY SAYS...: A recent Pew Research survey revealed that only 31% of US Catholics believe in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. It also showed that 22% of Catholics who reject transubstantiation knew the Church taught it but refused to believe it themselves. The numbers were more encouraging among weekly church-goers, with 63% of them believing the Real Presence - yet given the fact that only around 1 in 5 Catholic attend weekly, only around 13% of total US Catholics both attend weekly Mass and believe in the Real Presence. Bishop Barron responded to the survey by blaming everyone in the Church for the problem, but he should hold more criticism for his fellow bishops. Many, many catechists in the US teach the Real Presence - but it's not enough to teach the dogma, one must celebrate the mystery and distributed Communion in a manner that befits it. If the Eucharist is what we hear it is, liturgies must be celebrated accordingly.

ABSENT BISHOPS IN URUGUAY: The bishops of Uruguay were divided and largely absent from the battlefield as voters failed to launch a repeal process of the nation's 2018 transgender law.

ARCHBISHOP CALLS TRUMP RACIST: In a series of tweets, San Antonio Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller told President Trump to "stop racism, starting with yourself." He later deleted the series of tweets and apologized. In his apology, he attempted to give rationale for his tweets by saying, "This evil makes no sense and will never be fully understood. Disbelief and shock are the overwhelming feelings." We would suggest the bishop thinks long and hard about the reality of the Devil and sin. Knowing you have a real enemy to combat will hopefully strengthen the backbone against "overwhelming feelings" and cast one's weapons at the real enemy.

ANOTHER BISHOP, ANOTHER SCANDAL: Bishop Joseph R. Binzer, an auxiliary bishop in Cincinnati and member of the USCCB committee on child protection, failed to report a priest accused of inappropriate behavior with boys. Although it appears the bishop was told the priest would not continue his inappropriate actions, the bishop should have immediately reported the priest and saw to it he was pulled from ministry. The deeper scandal of course is the fear that more bishops like Binzer are on the child protection committee...


GABBARD SUES GOOGLE: Democratic Presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard is suing Google for $50 million after Google blocked her from buying adds after her popularity spiked. Gabbard explains her lawsuit to Tucker Carlson.

BIDEN'S COMEDY OF ERRORS: Former Vice President, Joe Biden, is the front-runner for the Democrats going into 2020. Unfortunately for him he has made mistake after mistake. He recently gave out the wrong web address for his campaign, apparently thinking the election year is 3030 rather than 2020. After the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, he sent his condolences to Houston and Michigan. Since then he has said that poor kids are "just as bright as white kids." Trump responded to all this by declaring that Biden is not playing with a full deck of cards. We're sure Trump would look forward to running circles around the 77 year old former VP in the campaign.

THE HUNT: An upcoming Hollywood film is set to depict the murder of Trump supporters. The Holywood Reporter has described The Hunt as a film that "follows a dozen MAGA types [called "deplorables" in the film] who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals." Meanwhile the leftist Reza Aslan has called for the eradication of Trump supporters and Julian Castro's brother, Joaquin, doxxed Trump supporters, placing them at risk of harassment or harm. The Hollywood death fantasy against Trump, intimidation of his supporters, and the calls for violence from the Left's intelligentsia must stop if we are to prevent more Dayton killers.

DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST CONVENTION: Although many have laughed at the video from the convention, what was depicted there is the future of "progressive" Left. Don't be surprised to see the behaviors there pushed in the media, the classroom, and the workplaces in the years to come.

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