General Debate 25/01/11

For Sarah Palin- “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”



Categories: Culture, General Debate

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  1. RB — why did you leave off the credit of this quote? It’s Teddy Roosevelt, and in it he disguises his own lack of humility as he aided the “Progressives” on many levels to gain the foothold that has allowed them to lead us to this current crisis.

    “and spends himself on a worthy cause” can be a justification for just about anything, because the worthiness is always in the doers eyes. In the instance of the Incremental power attainers, it is to rule the world because us individuals are “too damn stupid to rule” ourselves.

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  2. Fiji police have confirmed they are working with New Zealand police to track down the husband of a woman burned alive on a country road last week.

    The body of Ranjeeta Sharma, 28, of South Auckland was found burning on a rural roadside near Huntly on Thursday evening.

    Police say her husband flew to Fiji with their four-year-old son the following day. An international search has been launched, involving Interpol.

    New Zealand police say Ranjeeta Sharma’s husband is a person of considerable significance to their inquiry. They have so far refused to name him.

    Following a briefing on Tuesday morning, the police in Fiji say they are now working to locate the man.

    Indian Association says honour killing unlikely

    The Auckland Indian Association says it is unlikely Ms Sharma was the victim of an honour killing.

    The domestic violence group Shakti, which helps women from Asian, African and Middle Eastern families, says honour killings are carried out in some communities when a woman is considered to have brought shame on her husband or her family

    Spokesperson Priyanca Radhakrishnan says victims are often burned to destroy any evidence.

    Ms Radhakrishnan told Morning Report that to her knowledge one death in New Zealand in the past had proven to be an honour killing, though the nature of such deaths is that they can be made to look like accidents.

    However the Auckland Indian Association says the homicide is unlikely to have been an honour killing.

    The association’s president, Harshad Patel, says such killings are not common, and are something he associates with the past.
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    Of course the Indian Association is saying this is unlikely to be an honour killing, and that such things are a thing of the past. But it is widely known that such murders still go on today. And comments from such groups as Shakti show this to be the case.

    I must admit that when I first heard of this burning alive of this poor woman, and before the nationality or names were revealed, I immediately thought this was likely an honour killing by someone probably from the Indian sub-continent or similar. Funny how one’s gut feelings often turn out to be correct.

    Just another example of how MULTICULTURALISM is a dismal failure in the West, and how those especially recent immigrants refuse to integrate and embrace Western Judeo-Christian cultural values and mores.
    Expect to see more of this sort of thing as uncontrolled immigration is permitted to continue, and accelerates, from “backward cultures” into the West.

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  3. Kris, Multiculti is the secular Left’s way of rubbing the remnant JudeoChristians nose in our failure. The failure has been in our being overly tolerant of the secular humanists. Every time they say “oh, we’re only joking” about drastically reducing global human populations our “leaders” don’t press them any further. I wonder how long they’ll remain laughing.

    Currently, wherever we try to protect any members of the exotic cultures from their own monsters, even information only, we are attacked by alleged members of our own society.

    Has “The Long March” through our institutions been completed? With the Left in control, many wearing the costume of the Right, I fear it is irreversible without resort to God.

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  4. Pascal,

    Kris, Multiculti is the secular Left’s way of rubbing the remnant JudeoChristians nose in our failure.

    Indeed. Two of Red’s other posts, “Ten Commandments Restored at Virginia schools” and “More Compulsion From The Homosexual Lobby” highlight exactly this point.

    Has “The Long March” through our institutions been completed? With the Left in control, many wearing the costume of the Right, I fear it is irreversible without resort to God.

    I think you and I are on the same page, Pascal. As I (and I’m sure you do, too) believe this is primarily a spiritual war against satanic forces working through human agencies, then the ONLY way to confront such evil is with God’s wisdom, guidance, and enabling. And such things are only available to those who know Him personally. That God would raise up godly men and women to confront this evil is my prayer. And I think we’re starting to see this happen. Amen! To Him be all the glory!

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  5. “RB — why did you leave off the credit of this quote?”

    Not through any intent Pascal. I came across it late at night and it was uncredited at the source and I was just too tired to search upon who had actually said it. 🙂

    Thanks for the information on it. If I’d taken the trouble I probably wouldn’t have used it. That said, it is quite a good quote and made my point that it is much easier to criticise than to do.

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  6. “made my point that it is much easier to criticise than to do.”

    While that is true, it has traditionally been the excuse of what I am now calling DAMNED SKUNCs. (You’ll have to guess what words work for the “damned” part of that until I publish on Feb 1. LOL.) Teddy was the quintessential RINO SKUNC. Since then they all have used that gambit — “oh, it’s easy for you to criticize — I’m the one who has to run for office” — to cover for their despicable deeds. That’ll give any decent person nightmares my friend. When do you call them on it, and when to you let them have their run? — Too often the truth comes out long after the damage has been done. We are paying now for earlier generations failing to ride those bastards out on a rail.

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  7. The great Napolean Hill probably wrote that for TR…

    It encapsulates many of his core ideas and (from memory) the two were acquitances…

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