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Why Do Canadians Hate …

“Into The Shadow Realm”, Howard Shore, from “Lord Of The Rings”

Watching American news on the satellite, trying to get a sense of how things are unfolding to the south of us. Certain concentrations of left wing extremists are trying to whip the universe into a frothing frenzy of “Trunp” hate. The observable fact that the nation is not following is inciting them to ever higher levels of shrill rhetoric.

Mark Steyn writes,


000-hate-crime“The object of Parliament,” observed Winston Churchill at election time in 1951, “is to substitute argument for fisticuffs.”

How’s that holding up after November 8th? The object of at least a proportion of those on the streets is to substitute fisticuffs for argument, and indeed for Parliament:  The less self-aware even chant “This is what democracy looks like!” – by which they mean not the election but the post-election riots and looting and assaults.

Some among these self-proclaimed champions of women and immigrants wish to substitute rape for argument, a cause of such broad appeal that the ideological enforcers at the monopoly social-media cartels breezily permitted the hashtag “Rape Melania” to “trend” on Twitter.


philadelphia_furious_protesters_in_the_city_of_brotherly_loveFrom the website “Before Its News”…

…if you keep insisting that half your fellow citizens are haters, maybe you’re the hater.

…one third of the Democrats’ representation in the House now comes from just three states – New York, Massachusetts and California. That’s one reason why they’re calling for the abolition of the Electoral College.

But, absent the upending of the constitution, they have a problem.

ap-election-protests-georgia…John Oliver and Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah have sportingly decided, to judge from their ratings, to prioritize their politics over their comedy. But, whether or not “Love Trumps Hate”, condescension doesn’t trump anything.

For a year-and-a-half they shoveled industrial-strength coastal sneering into the path of the Trump train on a scale that would have derailed any other candidate before he got to Iowa. Instead, Trump just bulldozed through it – and so easily that he won the White House for a fifth of what Hillary spent.

If elite condescension failed to deny him the presidency, is it likely to be any more effective now that he is the president?

Twilight And Shadow”, Howard Shore, from “Lord Of The Rings“.

a-liberal-loveinWhat “message of unity” could be simpler than that one in every two Americans is a violent hater-racist-misogynist-homophobe-Islamophobe-transphobe Satan fridge-magnet?  On Friday, in a veritable frenzy of virtue signalling, the hashtag #safetypin trended on Twitter, as dozens of people shared selfies with safety pins attached to their clothing.

“Standing together we will be safe,” one user tweeted.

The-Return-of-the-King-Smeagols-Birthday“My #SafetyPin shows I will protect those who feel in danger bc of gender, sexuality, race, disability, religion, etc.,” another said. “You are safe with me.”

That’s true in the sense that, if Matt Harrington is around and they’ve confiscated his sniper rifle, he’ll be able to borrow your safety pin and stab Trump with it.

Can you really substitute virtue-signaling for argument? Especially when it’s this lame? And, indeed, are there enough safety-pins in America for all those who feel unsafe? Or will Trump’s trade war be dealt a massive crushing defeat as cheap knock-offs from Chinese safety-pin factories flood the US market?


Bulverism is a logical fallacy that combines a genetic fallacy with circular reasoning. (ed. One of the best current examples of Bulverism can be found at “Salon” with their articles about Trump)

The method of Bulverism is to “assume that your opponent is wrong, and explain his error”. The Bulverist assumes a speaker’s argument is invalid or false and then explains why the speaker came to make that mistake, attacking the speaker or the speaker’s motive. The term “Bulverism” was coined by C. S. Lewis[1] to poke fun at a very serious error in thinking that, he alleges, recurs often in a variety of religious, political, and philosophical debates.

Similar to Antony Flew‘s “Subject/Motive Shift”, Bulverism is a fallacy of irrelevance. One accuses an argument of being wrong on the basis of the arguer’s identity or motive, but these are strictly speaking irrelevant to the argument’s validity or truth. But it is also a fallacy of circular reasoning, since it assumes, rather than argues, that one’s opponent is wrong.

(C.S.) Lewis wrote about this in a 1941 essay[2][3] which was later expanded and published in The Socratic Digest under the title “Bulverism”.[4][3] This was reprinted both in Undeceptions and the more recent anthology God in the Dock. He explains the origin of this term:[5]

You must show that a man is wrong before you start explaining why he is wrong. The modern method is to assume without discussion that he is wrong and then distract his attention from this (the only real issue) by busily explaining how he became so silly. In the course of the last fifteen years I have found this vice so common that I have had to invent a name for it. I call it “Bulverism”.

Some day I am going to write the biography of its imaginary inventor, Ezekiel Bulver, whose destiny was determined at the age of five when he heard his mother say to his father — who had been maintaining that two sides of a triangle were together greater than a third — “Oh you say that because you are a man.” “At that moment”, E. Bulver assures us, “there flashed across my opening mind the great truth that refutation is no necessary part of argument.

Assume that your opponent is wrong, and explain his error, and the world will be at your feet. Attempt to prove that he is wrong or (worse still) try to find out whether he is wrong or right, and the national dynamism of our age will thrust you to the wall.” That is how Bulver became one of the makers of the Twentieth Century.



Canadian Landscape with the Trump Hate contaminating everything

The mood change almost gave me whiplash … The big news item appears to be that “Canadians” are fearful that “Trump Hate” is leaking over the border and contaminating Canadian Water and maybe Canadian politics as well!

As the writer above said: … what “message of unity” could be simpler than that one in every two Americans is a violent hater-racist-misogynist-homophobe-Islamophobe-transphobe Satan fridge-magnet?  One thing is undeniably true “Canadians” are ALWAYS fearful of SOMETHING … it just changes from day to day and even hour to hour. Why can’t they stay focused on our media message?

It seems that the dominant meme of the American extreme left progressives is finding fertile soil in the Great White North, eh?  And the scary part is that this is normal, especially amongst the Canadian chattering classes and the inhabitants of the media swamp.

And why not?  After all, Canada is a nation of facile, self-righteous, hypocritical, haters from sea to shining sea.  And nowhere are they more frantic in their hating than when it comes to hating Americans (a severely overdeveloped case of “Short-Man Syndrome”).


OMG I’m just SO beautiful and I’m such a nice person too …

violent hater-racist-misogynist-homophobe-Islamophobe-transphobe Satan fridge-magnet” is just about THE perfect encapsulation of how Canadian Liberals of all stripes view ANYONE who has the misfortune to disagree with them or to prefer to deal in facts rather than social media “virtue signalling“.

This sad fact is especially true when talking about Americans or “American” culture. Funny thing though, the roots of American culture are British, and the roots of Canadian culture are British, except for a few privileged minorities who owe their continued existence to the generous way that the British have always treated their enemies.

So where do we get off sneering about American culture? Those holding these violent hate filled views would do well to read Russel Kirk’s “The Roots of American Order“, of course there are a lot of facts in this great book and they don’t adapt well to social media or virtue signalling.

“Yup, huh, huh, huh, ya sure gotta admit it … Trump Hate is showing up on the Canadian scene, contaminating the worship pool. Hey, anyone wanna head over to Timmy’s, I am feeling kinda nibbly. I heard they have a new caramel covered doughnut these days.”

I watch all the usual suspects in their self-congratulatory holier than thou pontification and find I am deeply ashamed of Canadians … deeply ashamed …



Dan Jurac Fine Art Photo of Hoar Frost_DSC2972_Of course always remember to be charitable, even though that is distinctly un-Canadian, eh?.

And of course “anyone who disagrees with ME is a “violent hater-racist-misogynist-homophobe-Islamophobe-transphobe Satan fridge-magnet”. There, I said it first, nya, nya, na nya na …  who the heck cares about facts and truth anyway, that is all just so yesterday.

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To the Nation of the Cross, we are back again …

Hey!  Whoohoo, things are lookin’ up for believers. It seems the “Brights” might be finally noticing unpeaceful ripples in the Islamic pond – Dar al Islam. Maybe things will get dangerous enough that the Progressives might “get religion” and decide we need another 100 or even 200 years of Crusade to permanently pacify the enemy. Don’t hold you’re breath though.

Because, you know, in the deep depths of your hard frozen gelid heart, that they really are THE enemy. It’s only a matter of time before ya’ll have to get on board or die. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition.

The 29-minute online video, titled “Until There Came to Them Clear Evidence”, “purports” to show militants holding two groups of captives. Go and look and read. I’m not making this stuff up. This is reality, all you sparkly pink people.  And especially note the weasily use of the chestless word “purports”. Cowardice in any form is still cowardice, even if it is sold as “sophistication”,  just like sin is still sin even if it is sold as “enlightenment”.

There is an important reason the executioners address their tirade to “The Nation of The Cross”.  They KNOW with absolute certainty, that the chestless ones running the nations of the West and their fawning lapdog media are No threat to them whatsoever. Just buffoons, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. Lost souls on the midden of history.

Know the enemy. Can you really afford to believe the media heads, and presidents, and prime-ministers, and politicians, and academics who have never sweated or worked or fought or traveled without security or actually visited and studied the Islamic world, the so-called Dar al Islam. or studied Qur’anic scripture outside of some nicely spun “briefing notes” or “environmental scans”.

For Islam, the REAL opponent is “ROME”, “The HOLY CROSS”. Ever since Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāshim (aka: Mohammed) united tribal Arabia around 600AD this has been the situation on the ground. Kill the Christians. They know it. We know it. For us this has been a reality of ongoing never ending conflict for 1400 years. The only place this hasn’t been reality is in the addled minds of Post-Christian Progressives.

Don’t take my word for it. Especially don’t take the media narrative as reality! If that’s what you believe you may as well go have a lap-dance with the other lap dogs in an “adult” bar. The lap-dance will be just as truthful and probably more fun. There are whole trainloads of factual historical material available to anyone who would look, to anyone interested in Truth!

The Progressives will NEVER know this reality because the whole concept of belief in something greater than oneself is absolutely alien to them. They cannot deal with Islamic reality because they are incapable of conceiving of any metaphysical structure where people are willing to die for something greater than themselves.

If you cannot imagine the problem it is impossible for you to deal with the problem. And remember, it is impossible to secure things against an enemy who is willing to die for what they believe. It may be true that a majority of Muslims are peaceful – the previously posted 95% sheep statistic probably applies to all humans, Christians and Muslims.

But that statistic is completely irrelevant! All the peaceful Muslims in the universe are irrelevant!  It’s the non-peaceful Muslims who are trying to kill us that are the real problem and have the real affect on our lives and civilization. Just take a quick look at Yemen right now to see that reality being played out live and in bloody colour.

So, Europe’s conscience is troubled (Credit to CNN for being on the right side of history for a change) by much publicized failures of “governments” to provide sufficiently prompt and generous assistance to the waves of Muslim refugees. Refugees who are seeking to escape the slaughter of the innocent and defenseless by armies of Courageous Islamic Warriors in North Africa.

The Muslims, of course, accept this as their just due from the Dhimmi and continue to work to destroy the Harbis, the denizens of the Dar al-harb, the House of War, who remain outside the Islamic frontier, and with whom therefore there is in principle, a canonically obligatory perpetual state of war until the whole world is either converted or subjugated. Again, don’t take my word for it, check out Bernard Lewis’s The Multiple Identities of the Middle East.

But mostly the media ignore stories about violence against Christians by Muslims. For example the recent Italian Police reports about the Muslim “migrants” throwing Christian refugees overboard to drown because they refused to pray to Allah.  I’m not making this stuff up folks. Just dig a bit.

And what about the thousands of Christian women and children kept alive by Muslims as sex slaves rather than being killed outright as their men are, simply because they are Christian. Maybe the Muslims have decided that forced rape is a form of “paying the Jizya” and so they are allowed to live?  Who knew??? I’d better check my Qur’an, I bet there is a Hadith there about it being OK to rape any women or children who don’t share your religion, I just know it must be there.

But this is a religion of peace isn’t it Mr. Obama?  I guess it is if you’re the rapist slave owner, or a charter member of the so-called western “intelligentsia”, the self proclaimed “Brights” and progressives that believe they know everything and should run things here. They cannot imagine a world where they are not in charge, right?  Maybe an old movie carries a prophesy, maybe the wave of “refugees” brings a chill?  BWAAAAHAHAHAHA!!!!! I wish.

David Warren says it well: “… The spirit of the Crusades, persisting over so many generations, and likewise of the Reconquistas in the Iberian peninsula and across the Hungarian plains, were those of a manly civilization, self-consciously determined not to be rendered extinct. Western Christendom stood up to the Islamic threat, over centuries, though deficient in wealth and resources, through a kind of “holy will.” We would not accept any setback as permanent, we would not adapt to the consequences of defeat, we would keep fighting. Curiously, the much admired, but only slightly Christian, Winston Churchill briefly embodied this old, “mediaeval,” knightly ideal: that we must “never surrender.” He was also among the last statesmen to speak of Islam without an affected awe….”

We need a King!  Where is the King?  Is all lost? Are we here at the end?

“They guard it because they have hope. Faith and fading hope that one day it will flower. That a king will come and this city will be as it once was before it fell into decay. The old wisdom that was borne out of the West was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living and counted the names of their descent dearer than the names of their sons. Childless lords sat in aged halls musing on heraldry or in high, cold towers asking questions of the stars. And so the people of Gondor fell into ruin. The line of Kings failed, the White Tree withered, and the rule of Gondor was given over to lesser men.”  Gandalf the White

OK kiddies, that’s enough Monster Stories for tonight. time for bed. Off you go. We’ll pick it up again tomorrow night.




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