News of the Week (July 5th, 2015)

 

News of the Week for July 5th, 2015


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When in the Course of Human Events…

Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

WHEN in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

WE hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness — That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security. Such has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the Necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The History of the present King of Great- Britain is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations, all having in direct Object the Establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid World.

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Google, The Battle Flag, and the Schutzstaffel

     Google has an option to search under “shopping” and find items for sale by various stores listed by Google.  Google has doubled down on being Orwellian and sent the Confederate battle flag down the memory hole:

     Since the Confederate Battle flag is so beyond the pale that Google shouldn’t even list the item for sale by others, one must ask what Google finds morally acceptable?

     How about a NAZI Schutzstaffel (SS) Death Head flag?

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The Fundamental Transformation of America

     Relying on common law and tradition limited the power of those in the present. It shackles politicians and judges alike in order to limit them and protect us.

     Those rights will be replaced with the made up rights found in civil law European nationals, particularly when it comes to “balancing rights”. Any right that can be balanced can be balanced away and voided.

     The recent Supreme Court cases over Obamacare and Same-Sex Marriage are the tipping point where invented “rights” trump the musty old annals of Common Law and shared existence.  One such invented right is the “right to dignity

     To understand how revolutionary, in every Jacobin sense of the term, one must understand how things worked before this brave new world was thrust upon us:

“In Glucksberg, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit’s holding that the Constitution contains a substantive-due-process right to assisted suicide. Substantive due process is a doctrine under which courts may discover and enforce unenumerated constitutional rights. The Supreme Court stated that in order to find a substantive-due-process right, a court would have to determine that the right, based on a ‘careful description’ of what it included, was ‘objectively deeply rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition.’

“…

“Under the Glucksberg standard, same-sex marriage has no roots whatsoever in American history, and the existence of a general right to marriage does not help. The right to marry might be deeply rooted, but nearly every state for nearly all of American history has limited marriage to individuals of opposite sexes.

“Rather than admitting that there was no substantive-due-process right to same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy buried Glucksberg. He acknowledged that the Glucksberg test ‘may have been appropriate’ when talking about assisted suicide, but claimed that a more lenient approach is appropriate when ‘discussing other fundamental rights.’

“With Glucksberg out of the way, he had no need to find a historical right to same-sex marriage so long as he could find a more general right that could conceivably encompass it. Kennedy made this doctrinal change without any substantive legal analysis or explanation as to why the seemingly sensible limitation on judicial power should be lifted.

“Not satisfied with simply removing Glucksberg’s ‘careful description’ requirement, he also called into question its ‘rooted in this Nation’s history and tradition’ requirement. Kennedy stated that ‘rights come not from ancient sources alone. They rise, too, from a better informed understanding of how constitutional imperatives define a liberty that remains urgent in our own era.’”

     One but has to real the Preamble of the Bill of Rights to see that rights, properly understood, preexist any acknowledgement.  Rights were not invented, for the Bill of Rights were simply “declaratory and restrictive clauses” that acknowledged what already existed.

     The Obamacare decision, itself being primarily an enabling act that trumps the separation of powers, is the final nail in the coffin of a Constitutional system that used to divide the government up into executive, legislative, and judicial branches, but now has become de facto rule by unelected oligarchs.

     That the Supreme Court declared that “established by the state” didn’t mean what it said does nothing but confirm the Humpty Dumpty nature of our brave new Progressive world.

"Victory!"

     Rather than the rule of law, we have a situation where rights can come and go according to the arbitrary decision of broad and vacuous intent.  The rule of law served to bind the government; the Progressive view is that the government should bind the law.  Now, with conflicting rights, we have the idea of “balancing” rights against each other, either exulting or diminishing one right over another based on some vague government desire.

     This is the ideology seen in the South African and Namibian constitutions which declare for equal rights yet guarantee inequality through Affirmative Action.

     And what is the desire of the Progressives?

“90% of the left’s attempts at social control are simply attempt to outlaw behaviors they perceived as favored or engaged in by ‘traditional’ ‘conservative’ ‘old-school’ ‘white’ etc. people.”

     In effect, cultural and social genocide.

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University of Wisconsin Embraces Macro-Stupidity Over Microaggressions

     The University of California published a list of wrongspeak and throughcrime in the form of “microagressions” to be avoided.  Now the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) decided to embrace the macro-stupidity of “microagressions.”

NFSRacialMicroaggressions Table

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Shut Up Men, The UN Women Said

     Much as been said of the “outrage” of some Feminists and female literati that more men get published than women, and that more men receive awards than women.  Recently, Kamila Shamsie, an award winning author (who your humble author has never heard of) demanded that publishers refuse to publish anything by an icky male.

     To reiterate: Kamila Shamsie supports sex-based discrimination by publishers.

     Who would take her up on this call for discrimination?

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The European Union Proves One Point: Napoleon and Hitler were Poseurs

     The question of whether the U.K. will stay with the European Union or not will (hopefully) rest with the voters of the U.K..  Here are some debates that might illuminate not only the British, but the world at large as to the arguments:

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Feminism ISN’T About Choice

     The old lie that was pushed by Feminists was that they wanted to “liberate” women and “empower” them so that they could pursue whatever they wanted to do.  But as Feminism isn’t about “equality,” it isn’t about choice either; it is about destroying the status quo so as to allow some delusion of utopia to spontaneously pop-up.

     Case in point:

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Stars and Flowers and Fae and Sunshine

     An agender pansexual wtfromantic/nebularomantic Gaelic Polytheist “woodland spirit” who has ADHD (with dyscalcula), MDD, GAD, and goes by the name of “Journey” wants to let the world know how special of a little snowflake she* is:

“I love this generation so much we went through shit like drug scares and eating disorders and being punks and emos and self harmers and depressed and suicidal and now now now you start to see all these flower crowns and pastels and it’s like we’re all slowly slowly healing and growing up and it’s s obeautiful we’re all taking selfies and coming into our own and we’re all scared but we’re all here for each other and we’re unlearning inter-community hate and we’re all just such nice girls and boys and everything else we’re stars and flowers and fae and sunshine and we care about the world and we are just s obeautiful and powerful and new”

     Methinks that she* forgot about the lollipops and rainbows…

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Pediatricians to the Netherlands: Let Us Kill Children

     Following the lead of their euthanasia loving neighbors, Belgium, the Dutch are now being urged by pediatricians to allow said pediatricians to kill their own child patients:

“The Netherlands is one of few countries in the world where euthanasia is permitted for terminally ill patients.

“But the Dutch Paediatric Association said that existing laws do not go far enough and called for an age limit to be scrapped.

“Under current laws, only those aged 12 and over can ask to die. ‘We feel that an arbitrary age limit such as 12 should be changed,’ said Eduard Verhagen, professor of paediatrics at Groningen University, and a member of the association’s ethics committee.”

     Children can not consent to a myriad number of things, yet they are expected to be able to make a sane and sober minded life and death decision… even if they are a toddler?

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