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Is Resurgent Anti-Semitism Haute Couture?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Somalian Muslim freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, has a penchant for anti-Semitic comments, sparking another divide of the GOP and Democrats, an extension of a story of hatred of Jewish people is as fresh as today’s headlines and ancient as the Old Testament Book of Genesis. Only last year on the Jewish Sabbath week, a “white national” terrorist murdered eleven worshipers in the Tree of Life Synagogue, described as the deadliest attack on Jewish people in U.S. history. Of course, the apex of Jewish hatred was Hitler’s slaughter of nearly six million Jews. Christians, Evangelicals in particular, shouldn’t let the 24/7 news cycle advance without a sober reflection of what that attack, and Omar’s tropes mean to us. As followers of Christ, we should voice an unequivocal message of rejection of such hatred, from a Biblical perspective, and why it matters. While our contemporary society is ignorant of the fact that if one hates Jews, one hates Jesus. Anti-Semitism is ultimately a repudiation of Christianity to include Judaism. Vice President Pence, an Evangelical, understands Christians must reject anti-Semitism because we love Jesus. Anti-Semitism has sadly been called “history’s oldest hatred,” as it continues to rear its ugly head. Hate monger, Louis Farrakhan, former Episcopalian, labels Jews as “termites.” He extols “Hitler was a very great man.” Note that often when anti-Semitic remarks come from the Left, the term “alleged” is attached like an asterisk. It’s still shocking to comprehend how many still deny the Holocaust every happened, blaming it on a Zionist scheme to divide Europe. read more

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The Progressive’s Addiction to Playing Loose with Science

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

It has been more than fifty years since the publication of The Population Bomb, written by extremist “population biologist” 86 year-old Paul Erlich, that predicted “hundreds of millions of people are going to starve to death” in the 1970’s. He’s still around announcing the unprecedented redistribution of resources’s needed to end the over-consumption of resources by the “rich who now run the global system” that gather at the annual conference in Davos. It’s one tentacle of the ubiquitous “green beast” unleashed in 1968, that found the disruption as the population growth, and over-consumption per capita is driving civilization over the edge. How many of those dire predictions came true? read more

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Mirrors and Reunions – Gut Checks on Reality

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Given a culture driven by glamour, pretense, pomposity, Facebook, Instagram, and selfies, it’s inexpedient to ignore externality. Like it or not, from birth, genetics play an irreversible role in one’s predominant endomorphic, ectomorphic, or mesomorphic physique. With slight variation, we’ll drag that basic frame to the grave. A quick glance in the mirror’s a reminder of reality. Gravity’s coming our way-sooner or later. It’s a matter of time. Mortals battle an age-old nemesis. Vanity. It infects the entire Fallen race. Unchecked, over time, leads to conceit and self-obsession. Developmentally the onset of pubescence prompts a legitimate “self-consciousness” that’s simultaneously fueled by inordinate social pressure magnifying the external, and subsequent delusion of self-aggrandizement that doesn’t automatically dissipate with age. From the cradle offspring are fed perpetually adulating words reinforcing the outward from family, friends, and nearly every social institution. Why are we shocked with this “me generation?” read more

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Expunging Western Civilization and Individual Liberty

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

James Fenimore Cooper, best known for his1841, The Deerslayer, warned in his publication, The American Democrat, that equality is widely misunderstood, maintaining it isn’t absolute, “The very existence of government infers inequality,” and “liberty like equality is a word more used than understood.” He stated “that perfect and absolute liberty is as incompatible with the existence of society, as equality of condition.” Cooper reminded us, “The inclination of democratic peoples to invade the securities of private life is a shocking perversion of liberal democracy, for individuality is the aim of political liberty.” With these arguments he attempted to awaken the American public of the danger of its own vices. He held that social injustice and inequality is unavoidable “due to individual pursuit, station in life, education, habits, on caprice or fashion,” insisting, “No civilized society can exist without these social differences.” Cooper would be disenchanted with our current slate of legislators, believing “such duties to be fulfilled by gentlemen.” He distinguished between “gentleman” and “aristocracy,” favoring gentlemen. Scoundrels weren’t easy to extirpate then either. read more

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Who’ll Have Jesus’s Back?

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Hopefully most value “Well done’s better than well said.” Millions claim they do. In that context, how often has someone told you, “I’ve got your back!” Anyone navigating this orb for any time has likely heard that idiom. In the cyber realm of Mozilla Firefox, this likely means protecting users from security breaches, unwanted pop-ups, and malicious attacks that compromise browsers. “Having one’s back” means someone to look out for another’s welfare; someone to rely upon who looks out for one’s best interest, as a good parent or ally does. Someone who’ll vouchsafe for another. Law enforcement and firefighters “have our backs.” Wouldn’t one “have the back” of those most beloved? read more

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