Sunday, October 16, 2016

War, and Rumors of War: Victory That Abides

Countering the Jihads--Both Foreign and Domestic

1 Samuel 17:45–46
Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts…This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand…that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel."

Baron Bodissey shows why the phrase "Gates of Vienna" was invented:

"It’s not a good idea to tell someone what you want them to stop doing unless you offer them an alternative behavior to replace it with. My recommendation is to focus on the instances where people in the Counterjihad movement are doing what needs to be done, and having an effect.
The most recent example is from France. Given that France is one of the nations most frequently dismissed as “hopeless” or “lost”, Mayor Robert Ménard of Béziers is a shining example for the rest of us. I know of no other local elected official in any country west of the old Iron Curtain who has done as much as he has to further our cause.
And he’s in France. France is lost, right?
No, it’s not. No Western country is “lost”. It ain’t over till it’s over.
Other examples to be celebrated are Geert Wilders and Nigel Farage. The latter is despised by those who prefer ideological purity, because he wasn’t willing to tackle the issue of mass Islamic immigration. They’re right; he didn’t. But he was the major engine behind the Brexit. Doesn’t that count for anything? After Britain leaves the EU, many other things become possible. And the dominoes might, just might, begin to fall.
And then there’s Donald Trump. I’ll never class myself as a Trump supporter — I probably disagree with at least half of his stated positions, and am appalled by some of them — but by God, he hasn’t changed his position on immigration in all the years I’ve been paying attention to him. Since I consider mass immigration to be the single most important issue of our time, I’ll gladly pull the lever (or rather, touch the screen) for him next month.
The New World Order wants to stop him by any means necessary. From the UN down to the lowliest Democrat machine pol — all of them have made it clear that there is nothing more important than stopping Donald Trump.
That alone is reason enough to vote for him.
The most inspiring examples, of course, are from the formerly Communist East. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Czech President Miloš Zeman, and Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico give us plenty of reasons to celebrate. When Westerners finally come to their senses and start supporting real patriots, those gentlemen from the Visegrad Four can serve as inspiring role models for the new breed of politicians.
I could continue in this vein with more examples, but I’ve worn myself out. If you want to keep finding horseshoes and pulling the nails out of them, by all means go right ahead.
As for me, I’ll just dig my spurs into the old nag and hope she’ll carry me into battle just one more time." ...........

Debbie Hallberg at American Thinker: It's Not an Election. It's a War. 

"There are an awful lot of people out there who still think this is a conventional election, that we are choosing between two candidates on the basis of experience, policies, and character.
This is not a conventional election.  This is, as the late, great Andrew Breitbart put it, "war!"
An all-out culture war.
It's not a war that conservatives started or have ever wanted.  It is a war that has been thrust on us.  But if we don't treat it as a war, if we don't take it seriously as a war, we will lose and lose miserably.  We will lose not just for the next four years, but for the next 40 years, and possibly the next 400 years.
In other words, this is not a skirmish or a tiny battle, as the #NeverTrump crowd imagines.  If we don't defeat the enemy in November, there may not be another chance for a long time to come.
When you're at war, your tactics change considerably.  For your leader, you don't want a gentleman warrior or an intellectual who is good at articulating ideas but not very good in the trenches.  Those are peacetime leaders, perhaps, but not wartime generals.   
At time of war, you pick a general who is tough as nails and will lead you confidently into battle and be victorious. You choose someone who knows how important it is, as Winston Churchill said, to "Never give up!  Never give up! Never, never, never-never-never-never!"  
The general you pick may be foul-mouthed, crude, or brusque.  He may have any number of personal failings. Those things don't matter in war.  What matters is:
Is he on your side?
Is he a fighter?
Can he rally the troops?
Can he weaken the opponent?
Can he administer death blows when needed?
Can he emerge victorious?" ...
This is war, ladies and gentlemen.  It's not a conventional election, and it's not a gentlemen's disagreement or a skirmish or a fistfight.  You can't sit at home with popcorn and enjoy the show, because eventually the lights will come up, and we will be saddled with either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for four years.
If it's Hillary, then you can gird yourself for what will surely be daily battles over guns, free speech, Supreme Court nominees, higher taxes, more immigration, more years of a bad economy, and a multitude of other bad decisions.
Or you can take your chances with the elephant, Donald J. Trump.
Whose side on you on?"...........

1 Samuel 15:29And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor relent...

No, He won't. Nor should we.



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