Saturday, October 28, 2017

Christ Church Throws George Washington Under the Bus

Every day busloads of tourists stop by to visit the Christ Church in Alexandria. Why? Because it was George Washington’s church. He was not just a member he was also a vestryman, which is an official in the Episcopal Church. Of course, he was also, our nation’s first President, Father of the country, and King George III described Washington as the "greatest man of his age". The only time Washington ever took a knee was in prayer.

So, you’d think the Episcopal Church would be proud to call him a former member of their church. Well, think again.

The Christ Church board voted to remove a plaque honoring him. The plaque has been there for 150 years, the vote was unanimous. The church claims that Washington has become too controversial (politically incorrect) and is chasing away would-be parishioners. This is absurd. I see droves of people visit every day precisely because Washington once worshipped there. If Washington didn’t attend the church it would be insignificant. Just another Alexandria church.

The Episcopal church may have given up on Christianity, but they will always remain faithful to political correctness.

Political correctness is derived from Marxism. You have to tear down one’s history to build the new man, and a new society. George Washington is the source of evil. The father of a country that the left abhors. So, the left now has Washington in their sights. Once all confederate statues are removed the politically correct will expand their rewriting of American history.

In the tide of political correctness Christ church in Alexandria has thrown their greatest parishioner under the bus so to speak. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Bob Marshall for Delegate

A few years ago I became a resident of Prince William County, and one of the great things about living where I do in the county is that I get the pleasure of voting for Bob Marshall. Bob is a great Delegate, a great Virginian, and he has meant a lot to Prince William county over his long distinguished career.

Even if you live outside of Prince William county I believe that all of us Virginians on the right, from moderate or establishment Republican and libertarians to social conservatives need Bob in the House of Delegates.

The culture war, whether we want to admit it or not, is real. And we conservatives are losing it big time. Virginia Democrats, and their leftist allies, have a radical agenda which includes a push to change our schools’ names, change school mascots, rename our streets, remove statues of prominent Virginians, decide school’s bathroom policies, enshrine sanctuary cities...etc.

Now in this fight against the radical left’s agenda who is going to fight harder in Richmond then Bob Marshall? Bob is the most courageous member of the House of Delegates. Or I guess I should say the most politically incorrect.

He is willing to take the tough stand. He doesn’t care what the Washington Post and the other opinion bullies of Virginia have to say. Bob is an old school committed conservative.

Bob got in trouble a few years ago when he said that Marriage is between a man and a woman. He may claim next, if he hasn't already, that Boys should use the Boy’s room and Girls should use the Girl’s room. I read the other day that New York city claims that there are 31 genders. Well, I am quite sure Bob will disagree. In addition, Bob has taken a tough stand on illegal immigration.

Bob has taken fire for his blunt statements, but it is precisely because of those politically incorrect statements that we should send him back to Richmond. Shouldn’t we have at least one Delegate who will take a stand? Must all of our Delegates be politically correct wussies? Must everyone in Richmond aspire to be liked by College professors and Washington Post reporters.

Now I know some of you on the right, especially you moderate or as we used to call country club Republicans, may say that Bob is a little too conservative for your tastes. Well, I would say this in response, isn’t it good to have Bob in Richmond offering some push back against the politically correct.

We may not agree with Bob on a number of issues, but isn’t it important that we aggressively challenge the left on everything. Bob won’t concede an inch to the lefties.

Virginia is a stake this election. We need a courageous fighter and a committed conservative. We need Bob Marshall.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The NFL Is A Political Organization

As a kid growing up I used to love reading the National Review, and I think my favorite part of the magazine was John O’Sullivan’s column. John ‘O Sullivan was a great writer and thinker, and in these politically correct times I think about his first law of public policy:

That is all organizations that are not expressly right-wing will over time become left-wing. He cites examples such as the ACLU, the Ford Foundation, founded and funded by a capitalist, and even the Episcopal Church, a church that now accepts people without regard to what they believe - being judgmental is extremely politically incorrect.

O’Sullivan reasoned that most people who staff such organizations reflect the culture at large, and are more likely to follow the latest cultural trends. And as the country, at least culturally, moves further and further to the left, organizations, whether for profit or not, will keep up.

I remember when Miss America was a conservative, but the lefties took over that organization many years ago. The current Miss America complained about the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Such a move may have saved taxpayers billions of dollars, but it upset Miss America, and of course she feels the need to let you know what she thinks about it.

My guess is that in the future all Miss (or I guess it is now Ms.) America’s, will have prepared anti Trump answers at the ready. Perhaps Black Lives Matter, or the Southern Policy Law Center will provide talking points es gratis.

The NFL is no different than the Ms. America organization. A Ms. America contestant is no more likely to admit that she voted for Trump as an NFL football player, or the owner of an NFL franchise. In the current climate if you are a conservative you must keep quiet. The NFL and Ms. America are part of America's cultural rot. That is they mirror the culture. They express thoughts and act in ways that seem politically and culturally correct.

A beauty contestant is not just going to walk around a stage in a bathing suit. She wants to be taken seriously. So she and her fellow contestants when given a chance will have to establish their leftist bona fides, and one good way to do it is to denounce the Trump administration. A football player is not just going to run up and down a field, he is going to remind you that America is a racist country, and of course Trump is bad as well.

Now most people want to watch sports because it offers an escape from politics, but that will not happen. The NFL has made it clear that they have and will advance a political agenda. Yesterday the NFL owners sent out this tweet:

“Today owners and players had a productive meeting focused on how we can work together to promote positive social change and address inequality in our communities.”

“Promote positive social change?” "Inequality in our communities.” These are the banal phrases that we expect from Think Progress, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.

If the NFL owners wanted to keep politics out of the game they would have told the players that you are not allowed to politicize our National Anthem, you must stand or else you sit for the game. Instead they have allowed the players to stage a protest while in uniform and on the clock. What other employer would have allowed such conduct?

The NFL does not shun politics. They take political positions, they lobby the government, and they contribute to political candidates. They are a political organization.

So why would conservatives want to fund the NFL? Why not deny them your money, and find something else to keep you entertained on Sunday?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Thoughts From An Ex NFL Fan

My hero H.L. Mencken once said politics is the greatest spectator sport. I wholeheartedly agree with the sage of Baltimore, so watching overgrown men run up and down a field in tight pants doesn’t do it for me, but I do realize that football is very popular. Perhaps even America’s most popular sport.

Growing up in northern Virginia I naturally became a Redskins fan. I remember the Redskins glory days with John Riggins, Joe Gibbs and the Hogs. The days when winning a Super Bowl was expected every season. However, my devotion has been reduced incrementally over the last few years, until this season, when I plan not to watch a single snap from the center.

The Marxists learned last century that the key to controlling a country was to control the culture, and of course sports and entertainment is part of the culture. This year it is the National Anthem protest, next year it will be a new left wing cause the NFL will be pushing. It will not stop. Any day now I expect the NFL to decree that no Super Bowl can be played in a state with a confederate monument.

In terms of the latest protest, it is particularly galling that millionaire players have decided America is an unfair place. They are indoctrinated by left wing groups such as black lives matter (don’t all lives matter?)
The purpose of the kneeling protest is to propagate a lie that America is a racist, unfair country.

As a conservative I won’t give succor to the NFL and the left-wing sports media, so I am comfortable with my decision to put watching football behind me, and to end that phase of my life. The snarky liberal sports commentators can go on without me.

However, my main argument for boycotting the NFL is not political, although that in my mind is sufficient, rather it is personal. The main reason is time, the most valuable thing we have. Every hour of your life is priceless. Watching others (not your kids) play a game is a massive, indeed I'd say sinful, waste of time.

Let’s say you spend 3 hours a week on watching the NFL, and add the playoffs, the Super Bowl and a couple hours a week listening to sports talk radio, and of course the pre-game show and you get to close to 100 hours a year. Just think what you could do with that time. And if you go to the games you will be spending several thousand dollars.

Think of the opportunity cost! In a hundred hours you can read dozens of the best books ever written, complete numerous projects around the house. You can spend time with your family, work on your other hobbies. You could learn to play chess, learn to cook. One season you could spend your new found 100 hours touring historic sites in Virginia.

Plus, there is the emotional investment you put in football. What happens if your team loses. You feel depressed. What happens if your favorite player pulls a hamstring muscle? You feel bad. Put your emotional energy into something more productive.

Watching football can never improve your life. Oh, sure it may be fun watching a giant man make a catch and run down the field, while another man is in hot pursuit but that is never going to make you truly happy. Don’t give the NFL your money, your time or your attention.

So, retire as a fan, as I have, and get your Sundays back. You will thank me one day. And when you are asked at work what you thought of the big game, and that amazing catch, respond with, “Just because grown men decide to play a game doesn’t mean I have to watch.”