Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. ~ I Peter 5:8-9

“The ideology sought the weapon, the ideology fired the rounds, round after round, until 49 were killed and over 50 more wounded. It was the same ideology that hijacked our planes on 9/11 and flew them into the twin towers and the Pentagon, it’s the same ideology that exploded 2 pressure cooker bombs filled with nails at the Boston marathon, the same ideology that slaughtered Americans attending a Christmas party in California. It’s that same ideology that has never changed, nor will it ever change no matter what kind of weapons it uses. Nor is its ideology concerned with class distinctions, economics, or the means of production. Today our enemy fights not for earthly reasons to serve a tangible here-and-now but to serve a transcendent reality, to serve Allah in the name of Islam”. ~ From Nick Short at Politically Short (tagged at the end)


Back in 1977, during my 15-year stay in Canada, news host Mike McManus interviewed Marshall McLuhan (one of the great technological “seers” of his day) on what his opinion was on the future of Western Civilization and some of the potholes to be avoided over the coming decades. Here’s the 7-minute “potted” version with the main points of interest brought to the fore…

Violence as a Quest for Identity with Marshall McLuhan ~ TV Ontario 1977 ~ The Mike McManus Show with Host: Mike McManus

More from Nick Short at Politically Short (tagged at the end): “Yet, we continue to ignore this ideology at our own peril and as I wrote back in November following the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris killing 130 and injuring another 350 others, the strategic incoherence in the Wests’ ability to counter jihadist attacks will, in the future, be increasingly measured by news stories and reports that reveal the government’s inability to answer basic questions about the nature of the enemy and his environment. Future jihadist attacks will come to manifest themselves in official responses to such attacks that are progressively less reality-based as those professionally and constitutionally tasked with keeping citizens safe continue to lack awareness, understanding, and even professional curiosity about the doctrines that drive the enemy to action”.


These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever. ~ Jude: 12-13

Question: Has the democratically elected government of a modern nation ever so utterly failed at its first duty to protect the citizenry? And toiled so well to convince them that the clear and present danger from a brazen enemy actually lies in their fellow law-abiding citizens? There are no words for such calumny, and no deserved punishment short of that by custom reserved for treason.

Criminals and terrorists have one irrefutable attribute: a complete disregard for the law. By definition, they don’t care about the law. Laws are written with two intents: to deter law-abiding citizens from doing the thing, and to punish the criminals who get caught doing the thing. The only people who will be affected by new gun laws are the already-law-abiding citizens, but that is probably the actual intent. Criminals and terrorists will keep doing what they do.

It has been illegal to murder for a while now and yet it still happens every day. Do you think ISIS is wringing their hands worrying about not being able to buy AR-15s for next year’s planned activities? No, they are licking their chops. They know they can get the guns they want, one way or another. Or get different ones. Or use a machete, or explosives, or pressure cookers, or box cutters, or barbecue spits, or….

If my people who are called...

Apparently, our government’s response from top to bottom, side to side, inside out and upside down to having citizens murdered by terrorists is to find new ways to disarm us and thereby make it easier for the soldiers of Allah. Yeah! That’ll show ISIS. Teach them a lesson, by god. Kill us some more and see what else we do to prevent a self-defensive posture! Insanity.

America has become divided into two hostile camps: those who choose to recognize the reality of Islam and those who prefer the lie. The former accept the fact that the nature of the religion is immutable and violently hostile to all others. They adapt to this. Those who accept the lie of “a religion of peace” are so afraid that they prefer to attack those who accept the reality of it, and turn all of their rhetoric, power, and even weapons on those who wish to defend and protect themselves and their countrymen. Only in the mind of a liberal-progressive socialist could a mass murdering rampage by a Muslim Democrat be blamed on Conservative Christians and the killing tools he used. We will not vote our way out of this.

The sleeping Giant has begun to wake up through the urgings of one Donald Trump. Fear will eventually  be the catalyst that creates aggressive, punitive and decisive action. As a nation we are not yet afraid, only inconvenienced.

Give credit where it’s due at least, from the darling of the liberal-progressive Democrats when he inferred one fine Spring morning in 1933: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.”. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 1933

Yup – When fear finally sets in, the gloves most definitely will come off.

And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him. These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage. ~ Jude: 14-16


More from Nick Short and Countering Jihad at Politically Short

And Orlando, Ideologies, Guns & Weapons

H/T Gerard Vanderleun and his American Digest


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!