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Furious About America’s Destruction!

August 8, 2021

I wrote the following on 8/8/21 but did not post it on my blog. I had no idea of the debilitating events to come in Afghanistan. I just had an uneasy, foreboding sense of America’s growing vulnerabilities to great harm.

Then I was just worried. Now I am furious; as all American patriots should be.

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I just returned from ten days in the woods of Michigan’s U.P..

You would think that a nice vacation away from work and the daily hustle-bustle of life would cool my upset and worry about the Ongoing American Marxist Revolution: But it has not!

My return to our political and cultural reality has only inflamed my righteous indignation over the ongoing rapid destruction of the last great Bastion of Western Civilization that is America.

President Biden is now a truly demented puppet of the powerful socialist-communist faction of our massively corrupted Democrat party. This fact is made even more horrific by the other fact that Vice President Kamala Harris, a true-blue Communist operative, will become President of America when Biden is removed from office due to manifest incompetency, or death.

America cannot withstand four more years of the purposefully destructive policies of our governmental and deep state Marxists working to destroy it. Once America is destroyed, the Marxists attempting to “transform” us all to their own historically failed totalitarian designs.

All of this rapidly unfolding as the Chinese, Russian, North Korean, and Iranian vultures await our growing weaknesses to strike us in any way they wish!

Dear friends I urge you to read “Slouching Towards Gomorrah”, by Judge Bork, and “American Marxism” by Mark Levin, in order to grasp a clear understanding of how all of this has happened to America; and what we can do to save our unique, in all the world, Republic.

To get a quick sample of what you need to know, please see the following short video of Mark Levin’s impassioned presentation. Also, please watch Mark Levin tonight on Fox Channel at 8:00 PM, and every Sunday there at this time!

https://reclaimingamerica.net/mark-levin-republicans-must-impeach-biden-video/

V. Thomas Mawhinney, 8/8/21

P.S. Thanks to patriot Lee Hornack for sending this to me.

Religion Accomplishes What Reason Cannot

January 2, 2011

Religion Accomplishes What Reason Cannot

Having again emersed myself in the philosophy of morality and ethics, I again endure the fog of semantical moras, the negation of all negations—the immorality of all moralities. My years as an academician have equipped me with a perverse enjoyment of a few battles of ideas that cannot be won. With regard to the philosophy of morality and ethics, I return again and again to find “the winner”, but the unquestioned victor never emerges.

What does emerge for me is the imperative of some practical guidelines that, under normal corcomstances, should not be questioned.

The following is taken from Robert H. Bork’s extraordinary book (p.278), Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline.

For me, Robert Bork has untied the Gordian Knot. In more colloquial terms: he has “cut the crap”. Please see what you think.

The following are Robert Bork’s words.

Today’s Religious conservatives take Christianity and Judaism seriously, but that does not place them outside a very long moral tradition. C. S. Lewis: ‘The number of actions about whose ethical quality a Stoic, an Aristotelian, a Thomist, a Kantian, and a Utilitarian would agree is , after all very large.  And again: ‘A Christian who understands his own religion laughs when unbelievers expect to trouble him by the assertion that Jesus uttered no command which had not been anticipated by the Rabbis—few, indeed, which cannot be paralleled in classical, ancient Egyptian, Ninevite, Babylonian, or Chinese texts. We have long recognized that truth with rejoicing. Our faith is not pinned on a crank.’

Bork goes on to say:

Only religion can accomplish for a modern society what tradition, reason, and empirical observation cannot. Christianity and Judaism provide the major premises of moral reasoning by revelation and by the stories in the Bible. There is not need to attempt the impossible task of reasoning your way to first principles. Those principles are accepted as given by God.

For most people, only revealed religion can supply the premises from which the prescriptions of morality can be deduced. Religion tells us what the end of man should be and that information supplies the premises for moral reasoning and hence a basis for moral conduct. Philosophers cannot agree on the proper end of man and hence cannot supply the necessary premises. Religion is by its nature authoritative and final as to first principles. It must be so or it would be valueless. Those principles are given on a stone tablet, either literally or figuratively, and so long as you believe the religion, there is simply no possibility to arguing with what is on the tablet.

 End of quotes.

In my view, there is no way out but this: Either a socioculture is built upon commonly accepted, religiously based precepts, or it will fall under the weight of its own behavioral chaos—much as America and the West is now.

Happy New Year.

V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.    1/2/11

Liberalism, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—Pushed Too Far

November 24, 2010

 
Liberalism, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness—Pushed Too Far
 
The following is taken from Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert Bork.
 
“The consequence of liberalism, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness pushed too far are now apparent. Irving Kristol writes of ‘the clear signs of rot and decadence germinating within American society—a rot and decadence that was no longer the consequence of liberalism but was the actual agenda of contemporary liberalism…[S]ector after sector of American life has been ruthlessly corrupted by the liberal ethos. It is an ethos that aims simultaneously at political and social collectivism on the one hand, and moral anarchy on the other.’ I would add only that current liberalism’s rot and decadence is merely what liberalism has been moving towards for better than two centuries.” (p. 63)
 
End of quote.
 
The effects of growing liberalism and its resulting chaos may increase  “feelings of Freedom” for many, in the short-term.
 
In the long-run, liberalism results in social, economic and political chaos. This leads to governmentally imposed restrictions and enforcements that are inimical to the pursuit of an enduring and meaningful happiness for almost everyone (save those in political power and control). 
 
Advancing liberalism also imposes increasing controls upon what can be spoken, written, and (to a lesser degree) what is thought. Liberalism bans more and more of our behaviors though its diabolical and amazingly powerful social-control tool called “political correctness”.
 
Wake-Up America!
 
V. Thomas Mawhinney, Ph.D.    11/24/10

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