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According to the history of the white race, they are guilty of making
trouble, causing war among the people and themselves ever since they
have been on our planet Earth. So, the God of the righteous has found
them disagreeable to live with in peace and has decided to remove them
from the face of the Earth.
|Calligraphic of Isa in Arabic|
This showdown intimates that Farrakhan’s knowledge of the real Jesus will prevail. Islam holds that Isa (Jesus) was born of Mary through a virginal conception. Isa was sent to guide the Children of Israel with a new scripture (the Gospel) and perform Miracles aided by Allah to pursuit this work. Islam deviates from Christian notions of Trinitarianism. Isa was just a human being, not being Jesus, the Son of God. Moreover, Islam rejects that Jesus was ever crucified, resurrected or atoned mankind for its sins. But Farrakhan’s taunts to traditional Christians not to engage in a showdown and be slaughtered like the worshipers of Baal in I Kings 18.
This Final Call message differs from statements last year in which Farrakhan advocated that “the final solution” was a separation of black and whites. One wonders if Farrakhan’s enthusiastic integration of Dionetics into the Nation of Islam has shaped their overall message or if further use of spiritual technology would help.
This is far from the first time that Farrakhan has preached invective apologetics or fanned the flames of racial division. In 2012, Farrakhan proclaimed that Jesus was a black man and further speculated: ‘If Elijah was at the door and he was black,
you would call 911 and say there’s a n****r at the door, claiming he’s Elijah!
Send the police!” With this history, it is easy to perceive that Farrakhan is taking his talk to the next level
It will be interesting to learn where Farrakhan takes this track when he speaks at the Savior Days Convention at Joe Louis Arena Detroit, Michigan February 20-23. Detroit has special significance to the Nation of Islam as its Founder (who Elijah Mohammad preached was the Mahdi) Wallace Fard Mohammad hailed from Detroit.
As the world watches the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian Federation, there is unrest in Kjiv, Ukraine. Nearly twenty years ago, Nike advertised the that Revolution would not be televised. That proves untrue as Espreso TV was carrying it live as paramilitary attacked the peaceful protestors throughout the night of February 19th. First news reports indicate that 22 fatalities with 1,000 people injured, but based on the constant pops in the night air and the burning pyres of the barricades in the main square, this could be a low estimate.
The EuroMaidan protests began on November 21st, 2013 when protestors gathered at Independence Square in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine when President Yanukovych suddenly swayed away from an associate agreement with the European Union and chose to strengthen economic ties with Russia. The protest snowballed on November 30th when a group of students were attacked by the police, and it became a national movement.
While Kjiv’s main square constantly has 20,000 protestors (and can swell up to 800,000), there are said to be mini Maidans throughout the country, but much more pronounced in Western Ukraine. George Weigel characterized the Euromaidan protests as the rising up of a nation which is tired of being ruled by thieves and barbarians and stand against a thugocracy.
|Vancouver Winter Olympics Ice Dancing Top Two Pairs|
Even Scott Moir’s mom realizes that Ice Dancing is a judgment sport, where your fate is decided by a panel of seven judges.
So DiManno’s philippic against the prostitution of ice dancing sounds like sour grapes coming from someone not picked for the dance.
As important as performance and perfection is at the Olympics, it also teaches life lessons. Launching into crude attacks when your favorite does not win in a judgment discipline is the opposite of the beauty performed on the ice. In short, it’s losing ugly. Even more ugly than the Team USA Opening Ceremony Uniforms. They may get a lot of attention, but I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing it or clothing myself in such bitter bile.
|Washington National’s Racing Presidents at Mount Rushmore|
February is the shortest month of the year. It used to be even shorter for many government workers. Many state’s used to celebrate both Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12th and Washington’s birthday on February 22nd. The problems with such a festal federal arrangement was that it shut down not only the government, but banks, mail delivery and impacted the financial markets. The other trouble was that celebrating these Presidents’ on their actual birthdays did not ensure a three day weekend for federal workers.
So in 1971, Congress passed and President Richard Nixon the Uniform Holidays Act which made observance of many Federal holidays (Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Columbus Day and originally Veterans Day) to be on set Mondays. While an early draft of the law referred to President’s Day, the legal name of the holiday has never been changed.
Perhaps it was years of silly commercials for White sales, appliances and new cars which paired Washington and Lincoln that people started calling it “Presidents’ Day”. Or maybe it was a deliberate de-emphasis by the education system on the greatness of our first President because he owned slaves that it was called President’s Day. Nonetheless, that moniker seems stuck in the popular culture.
This year Groupon was continuing the tradition of commercializing this federal free day off by promoting a sui generis deal:
When it was politely pointed out that Alexander Hamilton was never an American President, their muddle headed marketing point person responded:
It seems that the the folks at Groupon is that they seem to be educated by the concept of Dead Presidents being on paper money. While that is generally true, it ain’t necessarily so as demonstrated by Hamilton (the first Secretary of the Treasury). Benjamin Franklin on the hundred dollar bill was not President, even of the Continental Congress. While it is unlikely that Groupon will encounter a $500 bill, the 1918 edition of the Federal Reserve banknote had John Marshall on it (before being replaced by PRESIDENT William McKinley). Marshall sat in the Supreme Court’s chambers, not the White House.
Aside from mocking the invincible ignorance of the Groupon Twitter spokesman, for me it serves as an impeachment of President’s Day. One would be hard pressed to find someone who wanted to celebrate Millard Fillmore’s or William Henry Harrison’s accomplishments as President. Partisans today might chortle at celebrating George W. Bush or Barack Obama as the Commander-in-Chief. Not even a homage set to Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” should justify a Presidents’ Day Holiday.
By celebrating an office creates ambiguity among the citizenry. We ought to celebrate the leader who instituted the concept of citizen politicians and led by example. That Indispensable Man is George Washington.
In the hopes of educating low information votes and those who have forgotten the past, I hereby resolve to refer to the the third Monday in February shall be referred to by it’s proper name “Washington’s Birthday (Observed)”. We need to all do this, lest next year Groupon is tempted to have another Presidents’ Day “duel deal” with Aaron Burr.
Seeing Deeper builds upon and visibly brings to life many facets of the Cathedral’s core mission. By juxtaposing the spiritual and the artistic, practice and hearing, silence and song, the Cathedral opens the doors of this landmark and national treasure to be experienced in new ways while fulfilling our calling to be a spiritual home for the nation. As a place known for its art and iconography and its setting for musical performance, this week of introspection, reflection, and transcendence transforms the Cathedral’s living stones for thousands of worshipers, concert-goers, pilgrims, and visitors.
practice tai chi in open nave.”
argument. But if I say, ‘Let’s all pray together and experience the
divine together in our own way,’ people can enter that in a much more
creative and less-judgmental way.” That is pretty weak tea for proclaiming the Gospel . However joking about playing with paper airplanes or skateboarding down the nave truly impeaches Hall’s reverence and piety towards a sacred space of which he is rector.
The so called Reverend William Barber II, a member of the NAACP Board of Directors, recently ignited a firestorm when Barber recognized Martin Luther King Day by pronouncing Senator Tim Scott as a puppet of the Republican Party. Barber’s exact barb was: “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy.”
The right Reverend feels wronged that the first black Senator since Reconstruction articulates a Tea Party agenda. Perhaps Barber forgot about Senator Edward Brooke (R-MA), Senator Carol Mosely Braun (D-IL), Senator Roland Burris (D-IL), now Senator Mo Cowan (D-MA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ). And of course there was Senator Barack Obama (D-IL). But to be charitable, perhaps Rev. Barber was referring to the South.
None the less, it is fascinating that Barber has the expectation both of group think for Blacks. Moreover, it shows the hypocrisy of the NAACP as a civil rights organization which it disses an African American who has achieved high office because he does not articulate liberal Democrat policy positions.
Furthermore, Barber uses insulting imagery to demean his bete noir. No wonder Thomas Sowell quipped that he was so old that he remembers when most of the people promoting racial hatred were white. When Barber rhetorically excoriated Senator Scott, Barber intimates that only Whites are part of the Tea Party and clearly he thinks ill of them.
When Rev. Barber was given a chance to walk back his tough talk on Senator Scott, he chose to play the prophet, for which he may profit in progressive political circles. Wonder what happened to all of the Democrat’s push for civility in public discourse. That’s right, it was a one way street.
While Barber may be a pastor at the Geenboro Christian Church Disciples of Christ Church, his uncharitable rhetoric and routed political thinking lends credence to having him lead the Church of the Poisoned Mind. Of course, he would have to compete against the Jeremiah Wright, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson.