CultureWatch

Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

Stopping Leviathan

Mar 22, 2012

The greatest dangers to freedom today come from unlimited government. And communists and fascists do not have a monopoly on this. Western democratic nations are becoming just about as oppressive as the state keeps growing and growing in scope and

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The Iron Lady

Jan 2, 2012

OK, I have not seen the film yet, and I am not sure if I will. I keep getting mixed signals on the new film about Margaret Thatcher starring Meryl Streep. Of course one can assess a film in terms

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The Death of a Hero, and of a Monster

Dec 20, 2011

Two noted political leaders have just passed away: the Czech political liberator, Vaclav Havel, and the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il. The two lives could not be seen in greater contrast. One was a man of letters and a fighter

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The Revolution is Everything

Nov 4, 2011

I became a Christian in mid-1971, the same time that a groundbreaking work appeared. Saul Alinsky’s influential Rules for Radicals came out then, so I just missed it. I had read nearly every revolutionary manual I could find before that

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The Occupiers’ Useful Idiots

Nov 3, 2011

There have always been useful idiots around. Lenin’s phrase is quite apt: these gullible and naive folks end up doing the work of those intent on destroying them. Plenty of Western useful idiots aided and abetted the blood-thirsty communists in

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Islam and the Left

Oct 18, 2011

One of the more odd sets of bedfellows today is the Western left and Islam. While it might seem that the two groups should be diametrically opposed, they in fact find themselves in bed together more often than not. But

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Occupiers and Refried Marxism

Oct 18, 2011

Sometimes stuff is better when rehashed or reused. I just had some refried beans for lunch, and it is a great component to a Mexican meal. But other things do not get better, no matter how often they are refried

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Occupy and Destroy

Oct 16, 2011

The Occupy Wall Street movement is now spreading out of New York and overseas. I witnessed some of it first hand while just recently in America. I already wrote about the foolishness being promoted by these protestors, and how –

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Reflections On America

Oct 13, 2011

As my last full day in the US nears an end, it is interesting to reflect on my brief time back in my homeland. Admittedly I was only in a very few parts of the US, and it was only

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Lessons From the British Riots

Aug 12, 2011

Since I first wrote on this topic two days ago, a lot more light on what exactly has taken place has been shed, and a lot more informed commentary has been penned as well. All the new information and revelations

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How To Sabotage a Nation

Mar 19, 2011

Do nations just drift into decline, stagnation, and degeneracy? Or is the process aided and abetted by those who actively seek to undermine and subvert a nation? The more one learns about activist and subversive groups, the more one sees

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Remembering Reagan

Feb 4, 2011

One hundred years ago Ronald Wilson Reagan was born. The 40th American President is remembered for many things, but here I wish to highlight just a few key points. He was a remarkable man and I believe he was providentially

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Capturing the Churches

Oct 3, 2010

I have noted before how so much of the social decay and moral collapse which we are witnessing all around us has not been happening by accident. There are plenty of activist groups working overtime to ensure that the war

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On Capturing a Culture

Sep 28, 2010

We have a pro-death atheist running our country, a homosexual secular humanist second in command, and now we have sworn in our first Muslim MP with a Koran. Oh, and did I mention that this year’s national parliamentary prayer breakfast

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Australia’s New Class

Aug 29, 2010

Milovan Djilas was the Vice President of Communist Yugoslavia. In 1957 he penned an important volume entitled The New Class. In it he showed how communism necessarily develops a new, elitist class whenever it comes to power, a class

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More Mischief From the Religious Left

Aug 22, 2010

The secular left certainly dislikes religion, but it actually dislikes some religious groupings a lot more than others. The real target of the secular humanists is biblical Christianity. Those who take their biblical faith seriously are the main objects of

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The War of Worldviews

Aug 18, 2010

H.G. Wells could write about The War of the Worlds, in which Martians and earthlings battled for supremacy. But the real battles today really come down to a war of worldviews. Competing worldviews and ideologies are battling it out,

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