Browsing All posts tagged under »FSM (Edward Cline)«

And The World Was Made Right

April 25, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ It would be interesting to chronicle the state of the world on the off chance that everything in it would be made right per the demands and expectations of today’s activists, social justice warriors, and champions of Social Progress. This was done in a speech by Louis Farrakhan, head of the […]

How To Not Talk About Islam

April 23, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, knows how to not talk about Islam. Across the sea, Daniel Greenfield, Stephen Coughlin, and a few others not detached from reality, also know how to not talk about Islam. Boris Johnson wants to find a new term for linking Islamic terrorism without mentioning Islam or […]

Restroom Follies

April 2, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ The traditional source of the law of non-contradiction is Aristotle‘s Metaphysics where he gives three different versions. 1.       ontological: “It is impossible that the same thing belong and not belong to the same thing at the same time and in the same respect.” (1005b19-20) 2.       psychological: “No one can believe that […]

Review: Radical By Nature

March 26, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ At the outset, I will admit that this review of Thomas McCaffrey’s seminal book on the history of and devastation wrought by environmentalism from its earliest days to the present, Radical by Nature: The Green Assault on Liberty, Property, and Prosperity, cannot begin to do it justice. As I underscored the […]

Huma Abedin: Wicked Witch Of Islam

February 12, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I sometimes have the fantasy of approaching Huma Abedin as a scout for Playboy Magazine and offering her a cover and foldout deal with the publication. I’m more curious about her possible response to such a proposition. Perhaps she would cast a voodoo hex on me, or a curse, or turn […]

Sergeant Schultz Knows Everything

February 3, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ “I know nothing!” That was Sergeant Hans Schultz’s favorite and well-known refrain in Hogan’s Heroes, which ran on CBS from 1965 to 1971. In the linked clip, he adds, “I was not here! I did not even get up this morning!” Suppose you had a chance to chat with the real-life […]

Words And Reality

January 21, 2016 by

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By Edward Cline ~ While reading Stephen Coughlin’s seminal and all-important Catastrophic Failure: Blindfolding America in the Face of Jihad, I frequently encountered quotations the author used to stress his many points that in terms of defending this country from Islamic incursions, or, rather, failing to defend it, the language of the defenders has been […]

Sharia Law: “He’ll Take Orders!!”

December 14, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ It is not common knowledge, but Ayn Rand, the novelist/philosopher, described the means and ends of Sharia law, doubtless before she had ever heard of it. She died in 1982, but in one key chapter of The Fountainhead, her archvillain, Ellsworth Toohey, newspaper columnist and power-lusting gadabout, describes to Peter Keating, […]

On Islamophobia

December 3, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ First, let’s define phobia. The Compact Oxford English Dictionary (1971): Phobia:  Fear, horror, or aversion, esp. of a morbid character….So Phobist nonce-wd. one who has a horror of or aversion to anything. Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (1956) states: Phobia: An irrational, persistent fear of a particular object or class of objects. […]

After Paris: The Perils Of Pacifism

November 23, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Readers may be surprised to learn that I watch – but am not a fan of – the apocalyptic series, The Walking Dead (TWD). Of course I dismiss the notion of zombies as pure nonsense, just as I dismiss much past and current science fiction as nonsense. However, the series fascinates […]

The Know Nothings

November 10, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ So, there you are, a Muslim male, age 25, in the prime of life, ready to settle in Europe. Specifically and preferably, in Germany, or in Sweden. You had a lively debate with your fellow travelers the other night in the barracks-like marshaling center somewhere in Syria, or Jordan, or Gaza, […]

A Bill Of Divorcement

November 6, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ There are a number of ways to divorce oneself from an unwanted spouse. The Muslim way is for a man to say three times to the wife, “I divorce thee.” Or words to that effect. The Jewish way is for the man to write it out. According to the Torah, divorce […]

“Martian,” Go Home!

October 21, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Ridley Scott is a superb director. Most of his films are visually mesmerizing even if one doesn’t like their themes, epistemology, or metaphysics, or share their senses of life. You watch them because of his artistry.  He is a kind of cinematic Rembrandt: You may not care for the subject, but […]

Censorship Over Here And Over There

October 19, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ A false alarm of sorts about censorship in the U.S. introduced via a revision of the U.S. copyright law was raised by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report. It was reported on The Daily Caller and Pamela Geller’s Atlas Shrugs site. In an October 14th Atlas Shrugs column, “Congressional Review Of […]

Review: Classical Liberalism – A Primer

September 9, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I would recommend that Classical Liberalism – A Primer, by Eamonn Butler, be incorporated into the standard curriculum of any university’s political science or economics course, and be made required reading, qua primer, except I know that in today’s educational environment pigs will fly first class on Kuwait Airways before that […]

Generation “I” – For Idiot

July 31, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ A little past midway through the second season of House of Cards, Episode 1, Chapter 14, Frank Underwood, ambitious politician and murderer, throws Zoe Barnes, the sluttish, amoral reporter who helped him move closer to the Vice Presidency and finally the Presidency with her stories calculated to smear or destroy his […]

The “Sach-ing” Of America

May 26, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ There was the sack of Rome by Alaric and his Visigoths in 410 A.D. There was the sack of Rome by Charles I, Holy Roman Emperor, in 1527. That pillage only ended when, after eight months, the food ran out, there was no one important left to hold hostage for ransom, […]

The Suicidal Tautology Of Islamophilia

May 16, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ I left a shorter comment on this subject on Sultan Knish’s May 13th column, “Schrödinger’s Jihad.” I decided to expand my remarks on the issue, after having quoted Daniel Greenfield from an email on Schrödinger’s Cats in my May 9th column, “Islam: An Ideology of Lethal Absurdities” on Rule of Reason […]

Lies The Media Told Me

February 12, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Marshall McLuhan’s claim that ‘the medium is the message” is a rule of thumb adopted by today’s news media. Truth is optional, and the means by which it is delivered to the public has become a matter of “style” and bias. If truth does not comport with an established narrative, falsehood […]

The Muslim Ministry Of Funny Complaints

January 25, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ The Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris on January 7th of twelve of the publication’s staff members, and also of the murder of four Jews in a Paris kosher shop by one of the terrorists, is having some curious but not all that surprising reverberations. The New York Times published an article […]

Force, Blasphemy, And Freedom Of Speech

January 17, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Blasphemy is in the news. Blasphemy and Mohammad and Charlie Hebdo, most of whose staff was executed by Muslim terrorists in Paris on January 7th, including its defiant editor, Stéphane Charbonnier (“Charb“), who prided himself in publishing cartoons that mocked Mohammad and implicitly Islam. The terrorists shouted “Allahu Akbar!” and “The […]

My Dangerous New York Times Interview

January 15, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ In a startling and unexpected turn of events, I was granted the opportunity to interview over lunch the two top journalists of the New York Times, Steven Wackenhut and Jody Faelton, with Barbara Goodish and Rashid Owst of the Washington Post standing by for moral support of its sister publication and […]

The Establishment’s Anti-Reality Check

January 12, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ On January 7th we saw the political, intellectual, and mainstream media establishments around the world stare with dropped jaws and frozen saucer eyes at the massacre of twelve people in the offices of Charlie Hebdo. The spectacle was worthy of a “deer in the headlights” Charlie Hebdo cartoon. In the wake […]

Paris: City Of Dark

January 8, 2015 by

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By Edward Cline ~ Had the French government adopted a consistent policy of protecting the freedom of speech, nothing like today’s attack on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, would ever have occurred. Muslims and Islam would not be so visible in France had the government also put out the unwelcome mat to Muslim “refugees,” as […]